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        Panorama of Australia and America. With Nearly 6500 Feet of Transparent Scenery. By a Returned Emigrant

      England, 1851. Broadside, halved at central rule to form two sheets measuring 330x255mm. & 330x260 mm., illustrated with four dramatic woodcut scenes; both sheets trimmed at top-edge with some loss of headline text; the second sheet a little shorn at bottom-edge with slight loss of text; otherwise in excellent condition for material of such ephemeral nature. Positively for 2 nights only. Rare and significant broadside advertising a panoramic lecture show on the Australian colonies that toured England in 1850 and 1851. The panoramic spectacle and accompanying lecture were the work of James Brice (fl. 1840s), a some-time South Australian resident who returned to England to promote emigration and investment with this novel and spectacular moving panorama, painted by the artists of the Polytechnic Institute of London.And what a spectacle it must have been! The detailed notes on this broadside describe some eighty scenes covering 6,500 feet of material, illustrating the social landscape of Australia in the mid nineteenth-century. Brice clearly sought to satisfy public interest in the Aborigines - the broadside lists at least nine native scenes, some sympathetic to their cause including "Their wrongs at the hands of white men" and "The rifle and the poisoned damper, or bread." Other striking scenes listed on the broadside include Wreck Reef 'with the tents of the shipwrecked crew', the sperm whale fishery, sheep farming, the Burra copper mine near Adelaide and Sydney harbour. A small proportion of the scenes relate to North America while the broadside actively promotes female emigration to Australia due to the 'scarcity of females, high wages, wealthy bachelors, short courtships' and 'servants turned ladies.'Easily the most arresting aspect of this broadside is the series of four woodblock prints, including a hunting scene with kangaroo; a dramatic rendering of an aboriginal attack on a homestead; two despondent settlers in the bush (the aftermath of the attack?); and a last scene of a successful settler standing proudly before his house.At some point our broadside had been neatly cut in two, and has also been clipped with a small loss of text at the top-edge, including the details of this particular show (although the date of November 14-15 can be determined from the remnant lettering). Significantly, we have located only two other examples in Australian institutions, each with a different date and location to the broadside here offered. The National Library copy was printed for the performance at Salisbury on 19-20 February 1851 and a second copy in the State Library of South Australia issued for the show at Bury, St. Edmonds on the 4-5 March 1850. Press reviews printed on the margins indicate a further five performances; at Reading, Monmouth, Bedford, Scarborough and Falmouth. With evidence of at least eight performances over a period of 21 months, the dioramic spectacle was clearly a success: one press review states that the audience exceeded 2,000 people, a good example of English public interest in Australia on the eve of the gold rush.Little is known about Brice, although he was the author of the pragmatically titled emigrants guide South Australia as it is: How to get to it and what to do when there (Bristol, 1848). The provincial imprint might suggest that he originally haled from the west.

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        The Holy Bible Vols I-VI Complete

      Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1851 Complete 6 volume set bound in full tree calf with black and red morocco spine labels, four raised bands, from the fifth London edition. Handsome set, mostly unread and in exceptional condition but with signs of age. Each volume rubbed with some flaking. Volume II with a 1/2" chip to the tail of spine, Vol VI with three chips at the front gutter, Vol V with cup stains on front cover, black spine label chipped on edges. Volume I with offsetting from frontis to tp. Two volumes with heavy foxing on the first and last few pages, others with light foxing in the same areas, faint tide lines on two books, otherwise the rest of each volume with no to very light occasional foxing.

      [Bookseller: Kerkhoff Books Div KSI]
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        ORDENANZAS DE LAS ACEQUIAS DE LA VEGA DE JATIVA TITULADAS DE RANES, DE LA LOSA, DE BENIFURT, DEL PUIG, DE MESES, DE MURTA, Y DE LA VILA

      161 pags 16x23 Rústica taladrado en margen izquierdo para fichero. Colección Ambito Las cinco primeras hojas con manchas en el margen derecho sin afectar al texto. Sin desbarbar.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Zoho Taisho hinagata [trans : Architectural Decoration & Ornament]

      Many woodcuts (mostly full-page). Five vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, stitched as issued (new stitching). Kyoto & Tokyo: 1851. First edition of this richly illustrated work on Japanese architectural decoration and ornament. Hitherto, architectural design, decoration, and construction techniques were kept as secrets for the "miyadaiku," passed on from one generation to the next by word-of-mouth. This is one of the first books to make public and to illustrate the current architectural and design styles then prevalent. Each of the five volumes is devoted to different aspects of architecture and design. Vol. I covers the design and decoration of palaces and the "kumimono" techniques of joining rafters and roofs of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Vol. II is concerned with the design and decoration of gates of palaces and temples. The third volume covers the elaborate wood carving techniques ("horimono") used in grand buildings. Many styles, with their names, are illustrated. Vol. IV describes the elegant residential style known as "sukiya-zukuri" which is based on tea house aesthetics. Vol. V is entirely devoted to furniture and built-in shelving created by "sashimono-shi." The author has provided many floor plans. Fine set of this richly illustrated work. .

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        c1851 Etudes sur la litterature de l'Angleterre Chasles

      Paris - Amyot, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A valuable study of English Literature by French critic, Chasles, in a decorative fine binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Victor Euphemien Philarete Chasles, 1798 1873, was a French critic and man of letters. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only some mild wearto the extremities, with just some mild rubbing and edge wear, with slight discolouration. The hinges are only just starting and still firm. Internally the pages are clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

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        James A. Garfield?s college algebra book with his handwritten equations

      ?Ray?s Algebra Part Second: An Analytical Treatise, Designed for High Schools and Colleges? by Joseph Ray, M.D. 396pp, 4.5? x 7.25?. Cincinnati: W.B. Smith & Co., 1852. Original soiled calf boards, worn spine-upper portion torn. Soiled pastedowns, foxed endpapers. Written by Garfield in pencil on the blank flyleaf opposite foxed title page are about seven equations using sine and cosine and, on the foxed verso of the back flyleaf, additional algebraic equations. Both flyleafs have flaws with portions missing. The book itself is internally sound. Good condition.On verso of the front pastedown is Garfield?s 2.75? x 1.5? bookplate imprinted ?Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield / No.? From JamesGarfield.org: ?In 1851 ... he entered the principal educational institution of the Campbellites, Hiram Eclectic Institute (later Hiram College). He was not a very quick study, but he was determined and he soon had an excellent knowledge of Latin and was fairly adept in algebra, natural philosophy and botany...? He attended Western Reserve (Hiram) Eclectic Institute from 1851-1854. The book here offered was his algebra book which he kept for the rest of his life.The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned including this one.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Heidelberg u. Breslau, 1851-1864.. Zus. 7 S., 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "[...] Meine Uebersiedelung nach Breslau, und außerdem noch eine längere Abwesenheit von dort hat mich leider verhindert, Ew. Wohlgeboren die gewünschten mich betreffenden Personalnotizen für den academischen Almanach bis zu dem von Ihnen gesetzten Termin einzusenden [...]". - Bunsen entwickelte zusammen mit Gustav Robert Kirchhoff die Spektralanalyse, mit deren Hilfe chemische Elemente hochspezifisch nachgewiesen werden können. Er perfektionierte den nach ihm benannten Bunsenbrenner und erfand das Bunsenelement und das Bunsen-Fotometer. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Recherches Sur L'Établissement et L'Exercise De L'Imprimerie a Troyes, Contenant La Nomenclature Des Imprimeurs De Cette Ville, Depuis La Fin Du 15e Siècle Jusqu'a 1789, et Des Notices Sur Leurs Productions Les Plus Remarquables, Avec Fac Simile

      1851. 2nd corrected and enlarged edition. Paris et Troyes, 1851. xii,84pp. Beautiful copy in full contemporary calf, title on red shield on the spine & front- and backcover decorated with goldtooled arms. Edges marbled. No. 29/160 numbered copies! Contains an alphabetical an a chronological list of all the printers that have worked in Troyes between 1483 and 1789. Not in Bigmore & Wyman.

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        Ida De Galis A Tragedy of Powys Castle

      Bateman and Hardwicke, UK 1851 - 1st Edition 1851. Richard Williams Morgan (bardic name "Mor Meirion", c.1815-c.1889) was a Welsh clergyman and author. He was born in Llangynfely, Cardiganshire and educated at Saint David's College in Lampeter. Morgan was a leading figure in the Celtic Revival "Gorsedd of Bards". In 1874, Morgan was consecrated First Patriarch of a restored Ancient British Church by Jules Ferrette, the founder of the British Orthodox Church. Morgan took the religious name of 'Mar Pelagius I' and undertook to revive the Celtic Christianity prior to the Synod of Whitby while continuing his duties as an Anglican clergyman. In 1879 consecrated Charles Isaac Stevens (1835-1917), a former presbyter of the Reformed Episcopal Church as his successor as Patriarch of the Ancient British Church. The Ancient British Church in the UK persisted into the 1920s, with the Fifth Patriarch Herbert James Monzani Heard consecrated in 1922. A line of succession from Monzani survives in the small Ancient British Church in North America. A very rare 1st Edition of this important Celctic book. Book is softcover and bound in the original cloth. Book is near very good and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine tips with very slight loss. Contents good. Pages a little dusty. Part of a large collection from the library of an Arthurian scholar of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. These books will be listed on ABE in the coming months. They include some very rare and un-common titles. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6463 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Doktor Faust

      Hamburg: Hoffman und Campe,, 1851. Ein Tanzpoem, nebst furiosen Berichten über Teufel, heren und Dichtfunst. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Bloom of foxing affecting a handful of leaves. An excellent copy in the fragile original wrappers. First edition of Heine's "dance-poem" based on Goethe's classic tale. "It was during a very dark period in Heine's unhappy life that the notion of producing a Faust of his own once more took hold of his mind. Already more than half-blind and crippled by the stroke which his fearful state of mind about his uncle's will had precipitated in March 1845, he was approached by Benjamin Lumley of Her Majesty's Theatre with the request for a ballet-scenario" (E. M. Butler, the Fortunes of Faust, Cambridge 1979, p. 302). According to the Oxford Dictionary of Dance the Faust ballet was never realized "though some later Faust ballets made use of his libretto".

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        8 plates from Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea in search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 1st. . Very Good+. 8 PLATES.Very good+ conditionW. H. Murray (Del T)M & N Hanhart LithoLondon, Longman & Co. 1851--------------------------------------- Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates) $85 US eachKutchin Warrior & His Wife $ 135 USKutchin Hunters $135 USKutchin Woman and Children $135 USKutcha-Kutchin Warrior $135 USSaviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin $135 USDance of the Kutcha Kutchin $135 USLande 1411.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Früchte aus dem Morgenlande oder Reise-Erlebnisse. Nebst naturhistorisch-medicinischen Erfahrungen, einigen hundert erprobten Arzneimitteln und einer neuen Heilart dem Medial-Systeme. Mit vierzig lithographirten Tafeln: Porträte, Pflanzenabbildungen, sonstige Natur- und Kunstprodukte, Facsimile, Landkarte und Ansicht der Citadelle von Lahor; endlich als Anhang ein medizinisches Wörterbuch in mehreren europäischen und orientalischen Sprachen.

      Wien, Carl Gerold und Sohn 1851.. gr.-8°, 1 Portrait-Frontispiz, 1 Titel, 1 Bl., 500 SS., 1 Bl., 39 Tafeln, 1 gef. Ansicht, 1. Aufl., Halbleinen der Zeit mit vergold. Rrückentitel,. teils leicht stockfleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes Expl., Erste Ausgabe. Der in Kronstadt Rumänien geborene Honigberger (1795-1869) verließ Tansylanien 1815 und reiste durch die Levante, Egypgten, Arabien, Persien und dann nach Indien. Er kam 1829/30 in Lahore an und wurde danach vom Maharadscha Ranjit Singh of Punjab eingeladen. Vor allem seine umfangreichen Berichte über medizinische Praktiken aus mittleren und fernen Osten machen Früchte aus dem Morgenlande zu einem bemerkenswerten Reisewerk. Die Tafeln stellen meist neue medizinische Pflanzen, einige zeigen Indische und Arabische Mediziner dar, und einer getönte Lithografie mit einer Ansicht der Citadelle der Stadt Lahore (16 x 43 cm). Im Anhang enthält das Werk ein medizinisches Wörterbuch in acht Sprachen (Latein, Deutsch, Französisch, Englisch, Türkish, Arabisch, Persisch und Hindu & Kaschmiri,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        8 plates from Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea in search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 1st. . Very Good+. 8 PLATES.Very good+ conditionW. H. Murray (Del T)M & N Hanhart LithoLondon, Longman & Co. 1851--------------------------------------- Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates) $85 US eachKutchin Warrior & His Wife $ 135 USKutchin Hunters $135 USKutchin Woman and Children $135 USKutcha-Kutchin Warrior $135 USSaviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin $135 USDance of the Kutcha Kutchin $135 USLande 1411.

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        NEW VARIETIES OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS, COUNTERFEIT COINS, AND BULLION; WITH MINT VALUES

      New York. 1851.. 72,[2],2,2,[16]pp. plus five plates. Original gilt cloth. Slight repair at head of spine. Very minor scattered foxing. Bright and very good. Second edition, "rearranged, with numerous additions," after the first Philadelphia edition of the previous year. The authors were the official assayers for the Philadelphia Mint at the time of this work's publication, and the book was intended as a guide for those unfamiliar with recent advances in coinage and assaying. The text includes much data regarding the recent strikes in California, and devotes an entire chapter to the analysis of the quality of ore coming from California. The black and white plates depict various gold coins produced in the United States, including California bullion struck by private firms. There is also a discussion of the coinage of various countries of the world, including the TONG TSIEN of China, a "trashy coin...extremely convenient for alms-giving, a single piece being the usual quietus for a beggar." COWAN, p.76. KURUTZ 217b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Works of Daniel Webster, Six Volumes, Signed by Webster

      1851. Handsome Edition of Webster's Writings, Signed by Webster Webster, Daniel [1782-1852]. [Everett, Edward (1794-1865), Biographical Memoir]. The Works of Daniel Webster. Boston: C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1851. Six volumes. Three plates with tissue overlays. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary morocco, blind rules to boards, raised bands, gilt titles and blind ornaments to spines, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scratches and nicks to spine, front endleaf in Volume I detached. Webster signature and Engraved portrait frontispiece and plate depicting Webster's birthplace in Volume I, portrait frontispiece in Volume II, frontispiece depicting Webster's house in Volume III. Light toning to text, light foxing to plates. Early gift inscription and small ink stain to front endleaf of Volume I, small later owner stamps to heads of title pages, interiors otherwise clean. A handsome set. * Subscriber's edition, the first edition of this set. Webster was renowned in his day as one of America's greatest statesmen and lawyers. Marketed as the Subscriber's Edition, this handsome edition was produced under Webster's supervision. He signed the first volume of each set (on a leaf with the heading: "Subscriber's Copy"). It Contents, Volume I: Biographical Memoir [by Edward Everett] and Speeches on various occasions; Volume II: Speeches on Various Occasions; Volume III: Speeches in the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Massachusetts, And Speeches in Congress; Volume IV: Speeches in Congress; Volume V: Speeches in Congress, And Legal Arguments and Speeches to the Jury; Volume VI: Legal Arguments and Speeches to the Jury, Diplomatic and Official Papers, And miscellaneous letters. Volume VI also contains an index.

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        Die Wasserfälle von Tivoli

      1851. Bleistift mit Weißhöhung auf blauem Papier, unten links monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert: "L. Th. 1851. Tivoli", 43,7 x 32,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Nach seiner Ausbildungszeit an der Münchner Akademie bei Ludwig von Schwanthaler, Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Heinrich Maria von Heß und im Meisteratelier von Karl Schorn unternahm Ludwig Thiersch zwischen 1849 und 1852 seine erste Studienreise, die ihn nach Italien führen sollte. Dort schloss er sich eng an den deutschen Künstlerkreis an. Mit den beiden ehemaligen Schülern der Düsseldorfer Akademie Arnold Böcklin und Oswald Achenbach unternahm er dabei ausgedehnte Zeichenexkursionen in der Gegend um Rom und bis nach Süditalien. Auch verbrachten Thiersch, Böcklin, Achenbach und Heinrich Dreber Anfang September 1851 eine gemeinsame Zeit in Olevano. Von einer der Wanderungen Thierschs um den 28. September 18512 mit den Freunden Böcklin, Achenbach und Albert Flamm stammt unsere großformatige Ansicht des Katarakts von Tivoli. Die Wasserfälle des Aniene, einem Nebenfluss des Tiber, und Bauten in der Gegend um die latinische Stadt an den westlichen Hängen der Monti Tiburtini faszinierten bereits Generationen von Künstlern. Und auch der junge Münchner konnte sich dem Reiz jener Landschaft nicht verschließen, denn hier vereinen sich Zerfall und Naturkraft zu einem besonderen Spektakulum: Unter den Überresten der Villa des Maecenas, deren einstige Pracht und Eleganz in den Ruinen noch immer anklingt, ergießen sich die Cascatelle tosend über die felsigen Hänge hinab ins Tal. Auf diesen besonders reizvollen Kontrast richtet Thiersch seine Zeichnung vollkommen aus. Mit ruhigem und beherrschtem Strich schildert er die Überreste des ehemaligen Herkules-Heiligtums, die angrenzenden Gebäude und die Landschaft im Hintergrund. Die Klippen und die Kaskaden im Vordergrund jedoch umschreibt er in zum Teil raschen, stürzenden Linien. Und als wolle er besonders dem Klang des Naturschauspiels, dem Lärmen und Tosen, bildhaft Ausdruck verleihen, hebt er nur das Schäumen des brodelnden Wassers durch Weißhöhungen hervor. Jener Dualismus, diese besondere Betonung der Verschiedenheit, könnte hier auch als Abbild der eigenen künstlerischen Entwicklung des jungen bayrischen Malers gesehen werden, denn in Italien erhält Thierschs in München durch die nazarenische Kunst- und Weltanschauung geformter Begriff der eigenen Kunst durch die Bekanntschaft mit Künstlern wie Böcklin oder Achenbach neue Impulse hin zu einer malerischen Auffassung von Landschaft. Das Primat der Linie wird dabei jedoch nicht vom Malerischen unterminiert oder gar verdrängt, vielmehr gesteht der Künstler der Zeichnung und dem Malerischen gleichen Wert zu. Unser vorliegendes Blatt kann daher als ein Beleg für Thierschs Streben gelesen werden, jene Gegensätzlichkeit zu überwinden und zu einer stimmigen, harmonischen Einheit zusammen zu fügen.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Wörterbuch der japanischen Sprache.

      Erste Lieferung (all published!). Wien, in Commission bei C. Gerold & Sohn, gedruckt bei den P.P. Mechitharisten, 1851. Large-4to. pp. xi, (1), 80, with 80 pages of Japanese text. Original printed wrappers (uncut). Alt-Japan-Katalog 1142; Pagès. Bibliographie Japonaise 597: "1re livraison, seule publiée"; von Wenckstern 78: "For each of the 1034 words enumerated is given the Chinese sign, the sound in Kata-kana and Romans characters, German and English translation, Japanese synonyms etc." All that has been published of this scarce German/ Japanese dictionary, which is most probably the first of its kind. It comprises the words 'I' through 'Ittan' of the 'I-ro-ha'alphabet. The Japanese letterpress is very finely executed by the wellknown printing-office of the Mechitharists, famous for the printing of oriental languages.

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        Unusually attractive bright yellow Broadside to the patrons of the Albany Evening Journal, 1851

      "Broadside: Bright yellow ""New Year's Address"", to the patrons of the Albany Evening Journal, January 1, 1851, with references to the death of Franklin Pierce and Zachary Taylor. Folds fragile, couple of minute paper losses, ragged top edge, still very bright and attractive for display."

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        Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J. D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules

      Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River, may, 1850 to june 1851 - In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, "Forks of the Yuba", Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company's debt to Leaman at over $1500 (CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH) Vaarious sizes. All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. In black vinal folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        1. Nouveau traité théorique et pratique de photographie sur papier et sur verre; 2. Supplement au catalogue de 1846 et prix - courant contenant les appareils les plus nouveaux de lerebours et secretan, opticiens de l?observatoire et de la marine; 3. traité pratique de photographie sur papier et sur verre.

      Lerebours et Secretan; Germer Bailliere [1851]; 1850; 1850 The catalogue contains numerous illustrations of photographic and related equipment. Contemporary half - calf and marbled boards, rebacked; interior excellent. The rare first edition of Le Gray?s influential manual including instructions on the preparation of waxed - paper negatives, together with the greatly expanded second edition and a substantial catalogue of cameras and photographic equipment from the leading retailer of the period. No copy of the first edition is listed in either OCLC or COPAC. Le Gray (1820 - 1884), although trained as a painter, became one of the most famous early photographers. As early as 1848 he was experimenting with the use of paper for negatives. He developed a waxed - paper negative that produced sharper - focus prints. As an alternative to the glass plates used in the wet - collodion process, the dry wax - paper negative was more practical for travelers. It could be prepared days in advance and could be developed days after the photograph was taken. It also allowed for differing colorations and produced a softer, more aesthetically pleasing result than did the glass negative. ?The first of his four treatises, published in 1850, boldly?and correctly?asserted that ?the entire future of photography is on paper.? In that volume, Le Gray outlined a variation of William Henry Fox Talbot?s process calling for the paper negatives to be waxed prior to sensitization, thereby yielding a crisper image? (Daniel, Malcolm, Gustave Le Gray (1820?1884), In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, http: / / www.metmuseum.org / toah / hd / gray / hd_gray.htm. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ?Le Gray (1820 - 1884) was the central figure in early French photography,? as well as teacher to many other photographers, including Charles Nègre, Henri Le Secq, Émile Pecarrere, Olympe Aguado, Nadar, Adrien Tournachon, and Maxime Du Camp. In 1850, he took the first official photograph of a French head of state, Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. He then became the family?s official photographer. A year later, Le Gray was put in charge of a team assembled by the French Commission of Historical Monuments to make a photographic inventory of French monuments. Le Gray founded the Société Héliographique, the first photographic organization in the world, and later joined the Société Française de Photographie. During the last two decades of his life, Le Gray traveled throughout the Mediterranean, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, taking photographs of world leaders and other celebrities, as well as images of various wars. Included in this work is a wonderful, very early catalogue of photographic and related equipment offered by the publishers, Lerebours and Secretan, which contains numerous illustrations plus prices of the equipment offered.

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        Canada Toronto

      Goupil & Co., New York/Paris 1851 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Drawn from nature by Aug. Kolner. Lith. by Deroy. Printed by Jacomme & Co. Inventory#: p1471pmat.

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        The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. ( 4 Volumes, Including Supplement )

      London: London: Spicer Brothers, W. Clowes and Sons,, 1851. Books measure 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue., By authority of the Royal Commission. In three volumes (and 1 Supplement). Vol. I: Index and Introductory. United Kingdom: Section I. - Raw Material, Classes 1 to 4 Section II. - Machinery, Classes 5 to 10.; Vol. II: United Kingdom: Section III. - Manufactures, Classes 11 to 29. Section IV. - Fine art, Class 30. Colonies; Vol. III. Foreign States. Vol. IV: Supplemental. Additional Illustrations and Descriptions. The first and the second Report of the Royal Commission. Collation, cxcii,478,[2],166,[2],479-1002,8,[2],1004-1470,14,[1],xxviii,[3],1472-1524,liv,211,76,[8],pp, numerous full page and folding illustrations. Bound in original publishers decorative gilt cloth. Each volume has been recased, professionally refurbished. Bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, one volumes has a few small collage library stamps, some folding plates have short tears, occasional spotting or browing. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice clean work, in very good clean solid bindings.. First Edition. Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        Doricha Lyrura

      London 1851 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 560x385 (mm), 22x15.125 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph

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        Hemicercus Cordatus

      London 1851 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 555x370 (mm), 21.875x14.5 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph

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        ISTITUZIONI DI ARCHITETTURA STATICA E IDRAULICA.

      presso i Tipografi Fratelli Negretti 1851 Opera completa in due volumi raccolti in unico tomo. Terza edizione. Cm.30x21,6. Pg.VIII, 256; 400. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Fuori testo 67 tavole architettoniche (+ una doppia) incise da Bassaglia, molte delle quali in grande formato. Il primo volume tratta di lavori di terra: costruzione, difesa e riparazione degli argini; Presa delle rotte; Forma, struttura e pertinenze delle strade; Proprietà del legname: taglio, dimensioni, denominazioni, trasporto, conservazione, incurvamento artificiale, collocamento, congiunzioni, preservazione; Ponti; Dighe; Lavori in ferro. Il secondo si occupa di muri; pietre naturali e artefatte; volte; intonachi e pavimenti; sostegni; costruzioni marittime; macchine e manovre architettoniche; stime; lavori di terra; occupazione di terreni campestri e fabbriche. Il matematico Nicola Cavalieri (Civitavecchia, 1788 - 1867) insegnò nell'Archiginnasio romano, ove fu tra i fondatori della Scuola degli Ingegneri, e fu ingegnere nel dipartimento delle acque e strade.

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        A History of British Birds. Volumes I-V

      London: Groombridge and Sons. 1851 - Volumes I-V (lacking Volume VI) of the First Edition of a vastly popular work. The present five volumes, 1851-1856, contain 298 plates made from wood blocks engraved by the printer Fawcett of Driffield and hand colored. The quality of the plates found in the first edition were not matched in subsequent editions. Half green Morocco over marbled boards.Spines with raised bands, gilt titles and illustrations in panels. Leather and boards rubbed here and there, but a handsome set nevertheless. The title pages have the signature of the first owner, William T. Van Dyck, zoology professor athe Syrian Protestant College (1880-1882) and its succesor, the American University of Beirut (1915-1939). Oversize - Additional shipping fees, including insurance, will likely be necessary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds Volumes I-V

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1851. Hardcover. Used: Good. Volumes I-V (lacking Volume VI) of the First Edition of a vastly popular work. The present five volumes, 1851-1856, contain 298 plates made from wood blocks engraved by the printer Fawcett of Driffield and hand colored. The quality of the plates found in the first edition were not matched in subsequent editions. Half green Morocco over marbled boards.Spines with raised bands, gilt titles and illustrations in panels. Leather and boards rubbed here and there, but a handsome set nevertheless. The title pages have the signature of the first owner, William T. Van Dyck, zoology professor athe Syrian Protestant College (1880-1882) and its succesor, the American University of Beirut (1915-1939). Oversize - Additional shipping fees, including insurance, will likely be necessary.

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        James's Traveler's Companion, Being a Complete Guide Through the Western States, to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, via the Great Lakes, Rivers, Canals, Etc

      Cincinnati, OH: J. A. and U. P. James, 1851. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Traveler's guide focused on the waterways of the then-American West. Includes descriptions of the rivers and lakes, nearby communities, steamship routes, and railroads. With two fold-out maps, one of the Mississippi, and the other with the Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio Rivers. Maps are simply drawn with the outline of the river and towns along the banks, and are somewhat unusual in that they are a negative image with a fully-inked background. Brown cloth boards are blind-stamped with gilt text on spine, some rubbing to edges and bumped corners. A bit of foxing to edges of text block with surprisingly little on the inside.

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        Running Sketches of Men and Places in England, France, Germany, Belgium and Scotland

      New York: J.C. Ricker, 1851. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 18.5cm x 13cm, (7-1/4 x 5 inches) ix, (1), [11]-346, [2 (ads)], 4 plates (all portraits, including one of the author and frontis). Original cloth blind embossed brown cloth with gilt stamping on the spine and front cover.Spine has top and bottom 1/4 inch section missing, soiling on covers and bumped corners. Covers are weak but holding. Inside previous owner small stamp on front endpaper, pencil writing on title page about page references to Jenny Lind. Age toned paper and in good+ condition. Overall condition would be considered fair.This was Copway's third, and last, book. Born in Canada (1818, Upper Canada near the mouth of the Trent River), Copway was a full-blood Ojibwa and the son of John Copway, a Mississauga chief and medicine man; according to his claims he was, by inheritance, a chief of the Mississauga. He first lived a traditional Ojibwa life, but in adolescence was drawn to Methodism and eventually became a missionary. Thereafter his life was lived at the margin between Indian and white cultures, and it was a checkered one - as is suggested by the fact that his greatest successes were not in Canada but in the United States, to which he emigrated after an 1846 imprisonment on charges of embezzlement from a native church council and a concomitant expulsion from the Canadian conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.Copway was a talented speaker and a well-published writer. His autobiography, The life, history, and travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (Albany first, then Philadelphia, 1847), went through several editions.He describes what he saw and whom he met (Disraeli, Baron de Rothschild, Lord John Russell, and others), as well as how he was received by the Europeans. The main purpose of the trip was to represent Christian American Indians at the 1850 General Peace Conference at Frankfurt am Main, where in full native attire he delivered a protracted and passionate antiwar speech.

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        The Cricketer's Manual; Containing a Brief Review of the Character, History, and Elements of Cricket with The Laws Appertaining Thereto as Revised by The Marylebone Club, up to the Present Time; Rules for the Formation of Clubs; Together with a Fund of Useful and Requisite Information

      Published London: Baily Brothers, Royal Exchange Buildings, Cornhill Fifth Edition 1851 [First Edition 1848]. London 1851. Publisher's original limp card wrap covered in maroon cloth, gilt title and author lettering to the upper panel, symmetrical embossed pattern to both covers, all page edges gilt, pale lemon end papers. 12 mo. 5¼'' x 4''. Contains 110 [16 catalogue] [i] printed pages of text. Two small contemporary booksellers tickets to the end papers, fountain ink name 'J. W. Rimington Wilson', to the inside front cover, spine and front cover faded to russet brown and in Very Good complete and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        5 Briefe, davon 4 m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1851-1855.. Zus. 5 S., 4°.. "Seit 1848 Generalmajor und erster Generaladjutant des Kaisers, leitete er 1850-59 die Militärische Zentralkanzlei und wurde 1859 Oberststallmeister und Kapitän der Garde-Gendarmerie, 1864 General der Kavallerie" (DBE). "Graf Grünne war ein Günstling von Erzherzogin Sophie gewesen, mit starken Einfluss auf den jungen Franz Joseph. Die ungebrochene Anerkennung Grünnes durch das Erzhaus zeigte sich unter anderem darin, dass sowohl Kaiser Franz Joseph I. als auch Kronprinz Rudolf in Begleitung seiner Gemahlin, Stephanie, dem Erkrankten jeweils einen Hausbesuch abstatteten" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        VOYAGE OF THE PRINCE ALBERT IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN: A Narrative of Every-Day Life in the Arctic Seas

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1851. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing in modern half calf and marbled boards, early morocco spine label laid down, all edges marbled, new endpapers. Complete with foldout map in rear and 4 Chromolithographic Plates (including additional title). The frontispiece and additional title have marginal dampstain, foxing. Minimal foxing elsewhere. The other two plates have tissue guards and are clean. 8vo. xvi, 416 pp.

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        Möens Geologie populaert fremstillet. Tillige som Veiviser for Besögerne af Möens Klint.

      . Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1851. Med 55 traesnit i teksten + 2 udfoldelige kort og 10 plancher, hvoraf 5 er handkolorerede og 4 er udfoldelige. (12) + XXII + 288 s. Samtidigt halvlaeder. Gl. navn pa friblad. Plettet. Handskrevet biblioteksnummer pa ryggen..

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        1. Nouveau traité théorique et pratique de photographie sur papier et sur verre; 2. Supplement au catalogue de 1846 et prix-courant contenant les appareils les plus nouveaux de lerebours et secretan, opticiens de l’observatoire et de la marine; 3. traité pratique de photographie sur papier et sur verre

      Paris: Lerebours et Secretan; Germer Bailliere, [1851]; 1850; 1850. The catalogue contains numerous illustrations of photographic and related equipment. Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards, rebacked; interior excellent. The rare first edition of Le Gray?'s influential manual including instructions on the preparation of waxed-paper negatives, together with the greatly expanded second edition and a substantial catalogue of cameras and photographic equipment from the leading retailer of the period. No copy of the first edition is listed in either OCLC or COPAC. Le Gray (1820-1884), although trained as a painter, became one of the most famous early photographers. As early as 1848 he was experimenting with the use of paper for negatives. He developed a waxed-paper negative that produced sharper-focus prints. As an alternative to the glass plates used in the wet-collodion process, the dry wax-paper negative was more practical for travelers. It could be prepared days in advance and could be developed days after the photograph was taken. It also allowed for differing colorations and produced a softer, more aesthetically pleasing result than did the glass negative. ?"The first of his four treatises, published in 1850, boldly—and correctly—asserted that ?'the entire future of photography is on paper.?' In that volume, Le Gray outlined a variation of William Henry Fox Talbot?'s process calling for the paper negatives to be waxed prior to sensitization, thereby yielding a crisper image?" (Daniel, Malcolm, Gustave Le Gray (1820?-1884), In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gray/hd_gray.htm. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ?"Le Gray (1820-1884) was the central figure in early French photography,?" as well as teacher to many other photographers, including Charles Nègre, Henri Le Secq, Émile Pecarrere, Olympe Aguado, Nadar, Adrien Tournachon, and Maxime Du Camp. In 1850, he took the first official photograph of a French head of state, Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. He then became the family?'s official photographer. A year later, Le Gray was put in charge of a team assembled by the French Commission of Historical Monuments to make a photographic inventory of French monuments. Le Gray founded the Société Héliographique, the first photographic organization in the world, and later joined the Société Française de Photographie. During the last two decades of his life, Le Gray traveled throughout the Mediterranean, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, taking photographs of world leaders and other celebrities, as well as images of various wars. Included in this work is a wonderful, very early catalogue of photographic and related equipment offered by the publishers, Lerebours and Secretan, which contains numerous illustrations plus prices of the equipment offered.

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        The American lawyer, and business-man's form-book; containing forms and instructions for contracts, arbitration and award, assignments ... &c., together with the laws of the various states on household and homestead exemptions from ... (Truncated)

      New York, Phelps, Fanning, & Co. ; Cincinnati, A. Ranney, 1851, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: The American lawyer, and business-man's form-book; containing forms and instructions for contracts, arbitration and award, assignments ... &c., together with the laws of the various states on household and homestead exemptions from execution, deeds...... . ...acknowledment of Deeds, Mechanics? Lien, Collection of Depts, Limitation of Actions, Regulating Contracts, Chattel Mortgages, Rights of Married Women, Dower, Rates of Interest, Usury, and Wills; and a Map and Seal for Each State in the UnionScattered minor, marginal foxing and shadow-staining. Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional copy. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 359 pages; Description: 359 p. Illus. (incl. Double maps) 19.5 cm. Subjects: Forms (Law) --United States. Commercial law --United States.

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        A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851 - 508pp + 8 tinted or coloured plates. 1st ed., clean in modern half calf. An important early work with most attractive illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First edition. Printed by Houghton and Haywood. 6 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece. Bound in contemporary speckled calf, black leather title labels. VG, one hinge cracked . Presented to Mr. John H.(olmes) Goodenow as a Premium for excellence in Declamation Leonard Woods Bowdoin College July 3, 1852." John Holmes Goodenow was born in Alfred, Maine in September 1833, the scion of two families who were giants in early Maine politics His father was Judge Daniel Goodenow and his mother, the daughter of Senator John Holmes. A graduate of Bowdoin College in the class of 1852, he studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1855, practicing his profession in Alfred as a partner of Nathan Dane Appleton. He represented Alfred in the Maine House in 1859 and in the Senate in 1861 and 1862. President of the Senate in both years, he was appointed by President Lincoln to replace Judge Goddard as Consul General to Constantinople upon the latter's resignation in 1864, becoming Secretary of the Legation in Turkey from 1873 to 1875

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        Smoking and Smokers; Also, Snuff and Snuff-Takers. With Numerous Wood Cuts

      London: Joseph Baker, 1851. First Edition. Blindstamped decorated cloth. Very Good. Essentially two books, closely related in topic and tone, in one. 90 and 90 pp. 8to, 8 by 4.5 inches, 20 by 12 cm.With numerous often droll woodcut illustrations of smokers in their various attitudes and conceits. The work(s) treat seemingly all aspects of their subject, including history, statistical data regarding, and then countless other looser associative matters of which the very act of smoking invites, for smoking, and now the mostly bygone practice of taking snuff, so much more to their acolytes than the simple consumption of the stuff. Thus there are chapters on reveries concerning tobacco, of the pipe as a means of public instruction, on maxims regarding, on tobacco and the classics, and on and on. Without question these droll studies were written largely for the delectation of smokers and snuff-takers! The ranginess and sly wit of the author, together with his sometimes ardent arguments in favor of the products, make this one of those rare cultural and literary artefacts that can entertain the modern reader as the author intended yet also with the ironic detachment of our hindsight. Green blindstamped boards decorated with gilt. Rubbing along gutters. A light dampstain affects the margins of many pages yet more or less blends in with the moderate age toning of the leaves. Some starting of the rear hinge.

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        Wyld's New Plan of London.

      1851 - London, 1851. Original colour. Wood engraving, 560 x 940mm. Minor repairs to folds. A detailed plan of London, marking the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition on the south side of Hyde Park. The borders contain eleven vignettes of notable buildings, including the Great Exhibition buildings and 'Mr Wyld's Model of the Earth in Leicester Square'. 'Wyld's Great Globe' was a 60-foot diameter hollow globe with the surface of the Earth, complete with mountains and rivers, modelled in plaster of paris on its interior. Visitors would climb an internal staircase for viewing. James Wyld (1812-87), the publisher of this map, originally proposed this attraction for the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, but it was judged too big and commercial for that show. Therefore Wyld acquired a ten-year lease on land in Leicester Square gardens and built it there. At first it was a great success, but the novelty wore off; after the lease was up Wyld could not find a buyer for the attraction and so the globe was sold for scrap. HYDE: Printed Maps of Victorian London, 25.

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        Our Herds, No. 4, Dairy Cow

      E. Gambart & Co, London 1851 - Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, mild rippling, and a few small losses at the edges of the top and left margins. A charming plate after a work by one of the most prominent nineteenth-century animal painters. Strongly influenced by the seventeenth-century Dutch landscape and animal painters like Aelbert Cuyp, Thomas Sidney Cooper was one of the most prolific and eminent animal painters of his time. As a young boy, he showed a remarkable aptitude for drawing, and he trained with the scene-painter Doyle while completing an early apprenticeship with a coachbuilder. After brief stints as a coach-painter, draughtsman, and scene-painter, he moved to London in 1823, where he began to sketch works in the British Museum. Although admitted to the Royal Academy schools, he was unable to attend due to financial constraints and moved back to Canterbury, where he worked as a drawing instructor. In 1827, he moved to Brussels, where he established a coterie of students and befriended Eugène Verboekhoven, whose animal paintings strongly influenced his early endeavors. It was during this period that Cooper first began to experiment with oil painting and completed several series of cattle lithographs, which were issued by various publishers including Ackerman. Cooper returned to London in 1831, where he exhibited at acclaimed venues including the Suffolk Gallery and the British Institution. His reputation grew after his cattle paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1843-45, and he was elected Associate Royal Academician in 1845. In addition to his intimate bovine studies, he also painted animals into the landscapes of other artists including Frederick Lee, R.A. and Thomas Creswick. Despite various attempts to experiment with other genres, Cooper's thematic mainstays remained cattle and sheep throughout his life. By the 1870s, he was inundated with profitable commissions, and many of his works were engraved and copied in order to meet public demand. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Liturgie de la messe Arménienne traduite en Français de la version italienne par [F. X.] Lapostolest.

      Venice, Imprimerie des Méchitaristes de Saint Lazare, 1851. - 8vo. (16), 60 pp. With 8 engraved plates. Contemp. cloth with giltstamped title to gilt spine. First edition. - French translation of the Armenian liturgy (Badarakamadoytz) from the Italian version of the Venetian Mechitarist G. Avedichian. The plates, used previously for the 1826 Armenian edition (with Italian captions), show scenes of the Holy Mass according to the Armenian rite. - A good, clean copy. OCLC 33399428. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Om min Forfatter-Virksomhed.

      . 1. udgave. Kbhvn. 1851. 20 s. Ubeskaret med det orig. foromslag. Svagt gennemgaende skjoldet i margin<br>1st edition. Uncut copy with orig.frontcover. Weakly stained throughout. * Himmelstrup 132..

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        Du Développement des Idées Révolutionnaires en Russie par A. Iscander

      Librairie A. Franck, rue Richelieu (Imprimerie Canis frères, Nice), Paris 1851 - First edition. Stamp of ownership to front flyleaf. Herzen's name written in ink under the printed pseudonym. Paper vignette mounted to half title with a name and address. In later red half maroquin. Spine with five raised bands, with green gilt title vignette, gilt place and date. xv, (1), 176 p. Herzen summed up his thoughts about Russia, its past, history and its relation to the revolutionary idea in this book, and shaped the new program for the future of the socialist movement. It was published in 1851 under the pseudonym of Iscander, the Turkish form of his Christian name. With the aid of Herzen's considerable wealth, and the help of his friends Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Giuseppe Mazzani and Jules Michelet, he was able to give his work wide publicity among western left-wing readership. It led to Herzen's expulsion from Nice, and within a few months the book was striktly banned in Russia, still it had a huge influence as well on the Russian intellects on the entire political and social spectrum. Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (Hertzen or Gertsen; 1812-1870) was a Russian political thinker and writer, the "father of Russian socialism", the ideological ancestor of the Narodniki movement and the american People's Party (or the "Populists"), his political activities led to the emancipation of the serfs in Russia in 1861. His autobiography, "My Past and Thoughts" (1861-67) considered to be one of the greatest works of Russian prose. A scarce work with great social and historical importance. [Ref.: Harris, R., Parthé, K.: A Herzen Reader. Northwestern University Press. Evenston, 2012.; Acton, E.: Alexander Herzen and the Role of the Intellectual Revolutionary. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, 1979.]. Marks and underlines in pencil throughout. In fine condition. In later red half maroquin. Spine with five raised bands, with green gilt title vignette, gilt place and date First edition. Stamp of ownership to front flyleaf. Herzen's name written in ink under the printed pseudonym. Paper vignette mounted to half title with a name and address [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der Pandekten.

      Marburg, Verlag der Elwert'schen Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1851-56.. 6., verm. und verbess. Aufl. 3 Bde. 8vo. (I:) XVI, 1028; (II:) XII, 685; (III:) XV, 776 S. Schöne zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit marmoriertem Buntpapierbezug.. Der berühmteste Rechtslehrer unter den Pandektisten nach Savigny war zweifelsohne Vangerow (1808-1870), der 1840 als Nachfolger von Thibaut nach Heidelberg berufen worden ist. Seine Pandektenvorlesungen erlangten beinahe legendären Ruhm und zogen einen Strom von Jurastudenten immer dorthin, wo Vangerow lehrte. Vangerow studierte in Marburg und Heidelberg, wo er im Jahre 1829 promovierte. Im Jahre 1833 wurde er ao.Professor in Marburg und begann dort seine ersten Pandektenvorlesungen zu halten. Im Jahre 1835 begann Vangerow seine Vorlesungen zu publizieren. Das Werk wird von seinen zeitgenossen als ein Lehrbuch in höchster Vollendung beschrieben, das sich nicht nur dur Literatur- und Stoffbeherrschung auszeichnet, sondern das auch in umfangreichen Anmerkungen die einzelnen Kontroversen erschöpfend behandelt.

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        GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS, 1851 Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue.

      London, Spice/Clowes, 1851. In-8 gr., 3 voll., tela edit. (con aloni e lievi abras.), decoraz. oro e a secco ai piatti e al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. compless. (2),CXCII,1469, testo su due colonne, con una grande carta geografica a colori, più volte ripieg. L'opera contiene una importante documentazione iconografica nel t. e in tavv. f.t.: sono bellissime inc. su legno (solo alc. sono litografie a colori), per lo più a p. pag. I primi due voll. sono dedicati a ?"United Kingdom, British Colonies and Dependencies?" di cui sono presentati ?"Raw Materials - Machinery - Manufactured Goods and Fine Arts?". Il terzo è il catalogo relativo ai ?"foreign exhibits?" (paesi europei, del Nord, Centro e Sud America, Egitto, Tunisia, Turchia e Cina) di cui vengono illustrati squisiti pezzi di arti applicate. Sono qualche lieve alone altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        A History of Naval Architecture: To Which is Prefixed, an Introductory Dissertation on the Application of mathematical Science to the Art of Naval Construction. [With Fifty-Eight Illustrative Plates]

      London: Published By Whittaker and Co., 1851. viii, [16], [ix]-lxxxiv, 415pp, [3]. Collated and complete with 58 finely engraved plates displaying various views, sections and cross sections of historic ships and their features (although these are, as usual, occasionally placed differently from where described in the list of plates). Original publisher's navy cloth. Expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down. New endpapers. Rubbed to surfaces and extremities and some bumping/splitting to corners, joints. Fading to spine. Slight paper repairs to leaf following title, else internally clean and tight. The rare first edition of Fincham's exhaustive and profusely illustrated study of shipbuilding and particularly its relation to the Royal Navy itself, from the time of the Phoenicians, through the height of the English and later British naval superiority of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries, to nineteenth-century developments in steam-powered ships. . First Edition. 8vo.

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        LIFE OF THOMAS STOTHARD, R. A

      London: John Murray, 1851. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 216 x 171 mm (8 1/2 x 6 3/4"). xxiv, 246 pp. FIRST EDITION. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY DARK GREEN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY JAMES TOOVEY (stamp-signed on front flyleaf), covers with French fillet border, raised bands, heavily gilt spine compartments featuring scrolling cornerpieces and large and intricate floral centerpiece, turn-ins densely gilt with botanical tools, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait, engraved title page frame, and more than 50 illustrations in the text. Spine evenly faded to a pleasing olive brown, covers with just a touch of fading and soiling, a handful of pages with extensive freckled foxing, trivial to minor foxing in much of the rest of the text, but still an extremely fresh copy in a scarcely worn, very attractive decorative binding. This is an intimate biographical account of the well-respected and prolific illustrator Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), written by his novelist daughter-in-law. Our artist's career began in 1779 when he executed drawings for magazines, and by the time he put down his pen, Stothard had illustrated an enormous number of works, including those by Bunyan, Cervantes, Defoe, Fielding, Goldsmith, Milton, Pope, Richardson, Shakespeare, Smollett, Spenser, Sterne, and Swift. More than 3,000 of the artist's designs were engraved, and nearly all are in the British Museum. His greatest achievement may be that in all of this work, he distinguished himself by variety of invention and sympathy with the individual text he was illustrating. Stothard also produced designs for larger prints published separately, among them "Callisto" and "Zephyrus and Flora," subsequently engraved by William Blake, Stothard's friend and frequent collaborating engraver. And he was a celebrated oil painter; in fact, his work on canvas, more than anything else, earned him membership in the Royal Academy as well as requests to paint decorations for the grand staircases at Burleigh House and the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. In addition to producing book illustrations, prints, and paintings, Stothard designed elegant household objects in gold and silver. The author Anna Eliza Bray (1790-1883) married Stothard's son, Charles Alfred Stothard, also an artist. Between 1826 and 1874, Bray published at least a dozen works of fiction, her most popular novels being those based on the history of the principal families of the counties of Devon and Cornwall, where she lived. The best of these may be "The Borders of the Tamar and Tavy" (1836), written in the form of letters to the poet Robert Southey. In the midst of writing fiction, she took the time to write a biography of her late husband (1823) in addition to the present work.

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