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        History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.

      Chapman and Hall London 1851 - First edition. 8vo., x, 415pp., 3 maps including 2 folding at rear, 12 lithographed plates, contemporary half calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, an excellent copy. This work was written in defence of the author's brother Charles who resigned his post as Commander-in-Chief in India after being censured by Lord Dalhousie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Original Watercolour Showing the Harbour of Coquimbo, Chile].

      1851 - January 1851. Watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 13x17,5 cm (5 ¼ x 7 in). Captioned and signed in pencil in the left lower corner. Mounted on paper within a hand drawn watercolour border. Recently matted, very good watercolour. Early important view of the Chilean city of Coquimbo, which developed from a fishing village into an important international port in the 1840-es, but was officially designated as a town only in 1867. The view was made at the time of the crucial initial stage of Coquimbo's development and gives a wide panorama of the harbour with several large sailing vessels, and the core of the growing settlement, then just a small fishing village, with several houses and a church in the distance. "Coquimbo is a port city, commune and capital of the Elqui Province, located on the Pan-American Highway, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. The natural harbor in Coquimbo was taken over by Pedro de Valdivia from Spain in 1550. The gold and copper industry in the region led to the city's importance as a port around 1840 and many Europeans especially from England settled in Coquimbo. In 1867 it was recognized as a town" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        U.S. Coast Survey A.D. Bache Superintendent Sketch B No. 2 Showing the Triangulation & Geographical Positions in Section No. II From New York City to Point Judith

      U.S. 1851 - Size : 380x670 (mm), 15x26.375 (Inches), Hand Colored Excellent, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Guida del costruttore dei lavori pubblici. Compilata dall' ingenere architetto Orlando Orlandii sulle tracce di quella pubblicata a Parigi nell' anno 1850.

      Angiolo Garinei,, Firenze, 1851 - Volume unico. Firenze, Angiolo Garinei, 1851. 8°. 341 S., 18 gefalt. Tafeln. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Kleiner Stempel auf Titel, minim stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; Embracing an Account of the Various Expeditions in the West, Previous to 1795.

      H. Hoblitzell, Wheeling, [VA] 1851 - Rebacked with the original spine laid down, hinges repaired, signs of removed tape along front joint, covers considerably rubbed, newer flyleaves, newspaper portrait and article about the author tipped in. Contents moderately foxed, two small ink notes on p. 46 and 281. A nice association copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To Hon. Thos. S. Haymond / With the best respects of / His very true friend / Wills De Hass / Sept. 14, 1851." Thomas Sherwood Haymond (1794-1869) was a Congressman representing Virginia, and a lawyer. Born near Fairmont, Virginia (now West Virginia), Haymond attended private schools as a child and went on to attend the College of William and Mary. He served as a private in the War of 1812, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815, commencing practice in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was president of the county court of Marion County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1842 before being elected a Whig to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1849, serving until 1851. Afterwards, Haymond was a brigadier general in the Virginia Militia and at the outbreak of the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as a colonel in 1861, serving throughout the war. He died in Richmond, Virginia on April 5, 1869 and was interned in Palatine Cemetery near Fairmont, West Virginia.--Wikipedia. Haynes 4825, Howes D226 (c). Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emberiza Cirlus

      London 1851 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 555x365 (mm), 21.875x14.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Atlas zu der Uibersicht der Hauptfortschritte des Eisenbahnwesens in dem Jahrzehnde 1840-1850 und die Ergebnisse der Probefahrten auf einer Strecke der Staatsbahn uiber den Semmering in Oesterreich.,

      Wien, Rauh, 1851 - Lithogr. Titel, gefalt. lithogr. Karte mit Profil, 5 getönte lithogr. Tafeln und 2 gestochene Konstruktionstafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - Nebehay-W. 1060. - Die erste Eisenbahnlinie, die die Alpen überquerte (zwischen Wien und Triest). Mit Karte der Semmeringtrasse, Ansicht des Reichenauer Tals und vier schönen Lokomotivdarstellungen. Umschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Profil mit kleinem Einriss. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Demonstration physique du movement de rotation de la terre au moy

      Bachelier, Paris 1851 - In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences 32, Paris, Bachelier, 1851. 4to. (266 x 216 mm); pp. 135-138 (entire volume: 1010 pages). New endpapers. Library stamp of Universitätsbibliothek Paderborn and some additional library markings on the lower margin of page 2. Pages 959 to 1010 (index according to author and topic) in facsimile. Modern cloth with gilt-embossed spine. ---- PMM 130 (offprint), Dibner 17, Norman 818 (offprint). - THE FIRST MECHANICAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE EARTH'S ROTATION FIRST EDITION, RARE. To postulate astronomical behaviour is one order of thought, to prove its demonstration is of quite another order. The rotation of the earth had been accepted since Copernicus but it remained for Foucault to demonstrate it. He suspended an iron ball pendulum from the dome of the Pantheon in Paris, set it swinging and chartered its constantly rotating angular shift and proved it to rotate completely in one day." (Dibner, Heralds of Science 17). Although the rotation of the earth had been accepted since Copernicus, it was Foucault who first demonstrated it by experiment."His early experiments were private, but Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III) became so interested that he arranged for them to be repeated publicly. This was a splendid affair which took place in the Pantheon in 1851 before a fashionable audience. A heavy ball was suspended from the dome on a wire 220 feet long; beneath the ball was a table 12 feet in diameter covered with sand on which the ball would leave a mark. This is known as 'Foucault's pendulum'. It soon became apparent that the plane in which the pendulum was swinging moved in a clockwise direction and in about thirty-two hours the plane of vibration had completed a full circuit. The audience in the Pantheon was greatly impressed; some ladies fainted with excitement, while other spectators maintained that they could feel the earth move beneath them" (PMM 330). "Continuing to experiment on the mechanics of the earth's rotation, Foucault in 1852 invented the gyroscope, which, he showed, gave a clearer demonstration than the pendulum of the earth's rotation and had the property, similar to that of the magnetic needle, of maintaining a fixed diretion. Foucault's pendulum and gyroscope had more than a popular significance (which continues to this day). First, they stimulated the development of theoretical mechanics, making relative motion and the theories of the pendulum and the gyroscope standard topics for study and investigation. Second, prior to Foucault's demonstrations, the study of those motions on the earth's surface in which the deflecting force of rotation plays a prominent part (especially winds and ocean currents) was dominated by unphysical notions of how this force acted. Foucault's demonstrations and the theoretical treatments they inspired showed conclusively that this deflecting fore acts in all horizontal directions, thus providing the sound physical insight on which Buys Ballot, Ferrel, Ulrich Vettin, and others could build" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography V, p. 86). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE FRUITIST; A Treatise On Orchard And Garden Fruits, Their Description, History, And Management.

      London: Groombridge And Sons, n.d. (ca 1851 - Maund was a pharmacist, botanist and bookseller who was most noted as the publisher of several botanical periodicals with colored plates, the most famous of which, THE BOTANIC GARDEN, began in 1825. The FRUITIST appeared as a sequel to that series, although the format of its illustrations differed from the earlier flower plates by presenting a single subject per page instead of four. These delicately hand-colored wood engravings depict a variety of fruits placed above their printed descriptions and framed within an elaborate printed border. Included are 34 apples, 24 pears, 6 plums, 3 gooseberries and 7 other fruits. In the present volume the fruits have been grouped by type, with varieties placed in alphabetical order, rather than in the random order in which they were originally received by subscribers. 4to (21 x 17.5 cm); (iv) + engraved title + 72 leaves each with a hand-colored wood engraving of a specimen of fruit. Three-quarter green calf with cloth boards and decoratively gilt spine; spine faded, but otherwise a well preserved copy of a lovely book.

      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin .

      J. H. Colton, N.Y. 1851 - Pict. cloth, 89pp + 18pp, folding map. HOWES S615. Colton's guides appeared in many forms and editions, the maps were extremely helpful. The folding map in this copy has short splits at the folds, which have been carefully mended with archival tape. Corners & edges worn, short split in spine sl foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McLaren Books]
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        The Province of Canada

      James Wyld, London 1851 - The 5th state of the mapA superb map of Canada, by important 19th century British cartographer James Wyld covering Ontario and Eastern Canada and the north-east US. A rather detailed map showing various counties of upper and lower Canada. An instet of the Maritimes appears on the upper left hand corner of the map. The map shows Canada from the western end of Lake Erie on the west to Prince Edward Island on the east and from Anticosti Island on the north to Long Island and New York city. Virtually the whole of New England is shown including the northern parts of Rhode Island and Connenticut. Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are shown in full. The whole of upstate New York is included. Also shown are the northern part Pennsylvania. An important railroad map of the peiod (in blue) with a high concentration in Massachusetts and upstate New York., Size : 620x955 (mm), 24.375x37.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0 Very Good, disected and laid on original canvas

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Voyage autour de mon jardin. Illustre par MM. Freeman, L. Marvy, Steinheil, Meissonier, Gavarni, Daubigny et Catenacci

      Paris: L. Curmer / V. Lecou, 1851 - First illustrated edition. Profusely illustrated with wood-engravings and 8 full-page hors-texte engraved plates of flowers, delicately colored by hand and with all the original lettered tissue-guards. One of the great mid-19th century illustrated books. 4to. Original half morocco and pebbled boards, spine in five compartments, beautifully gilt. Light wear to extremities of binding, internally bright and fine. An excellent copy of an elusive book, well-preserved and in its original binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        P'ernan Gordez kam Mek'sikoyi arnowile ibrew sharunakut'iwn K'ristap' Kolombosi. Erste und einzige Ausgabe/1st and only edition.

      Wien, Pashtpan S. Astuatsatsni vank'e, 1851. - Titel, 216 S., 1 Bl. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. 8°. Lithographierter OPappband. OCLC 35059080; nicht bei Sabin oder Leclerc; nur 1 Exemplar weltweit in öffentlichen Bibliotheken nachweisbar (KVK); kein Exemplar auf einer deutschen Nachkriegsauktion. Geschichte der Eroberung Mexikos durch Hernándo Cortés, verfaßt in armenischer Sprache von K. Sipilean (1824-78) und gedruckt in armenischen Typen. Berieben, gebräunt und etwas bestoßen; teils gering braunfleckig; es fehlen 3 Bll. (S. 71/72, 179/180 und 187/188), die als Faksimile beiliegen; vorderer Vorsatz mit dem Trockenstempel des Wiener Antiquariats Gustav Klügel. DE

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        CUENTA General del Estado, respectiva al año de 1850

      Imprenta de la V. de Burgos, Madrid 1851 - Portada litográfica, 527 págs.Preciosa encuadernación de época de corte isabelino en pleno tafilete color burdeos, escudo real gofrado en ambos planos enmarcado por doble filete dorado con hierros en las esquinas, lomo liso con adornos dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados [firmada en etiqueta Ginesta e hijos]Delicioso ejemplar, probablemente de presente, del estado de cuentas relativo al año 1850

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Nereis Boreali-Americana ; or Contributions Towards a History of the Marine Algae of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. (Parts I-III in one volume.)

      The Smithsonian Institution. Very good. 1851. Signed by Author B0042P48ZW Very good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half calf with green marbled paper-covered boards, 32 cm, 3 vols, . B0042P48ZW .

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        Nuova Raccolta Delle principali Vedute Antiche e Moderne Dell' Alma Citta di Roma e sue Vicinanze. Disegnate dal vero da piu Celebri Artisti Roma

      presso Giacomo Antonelli, [Rome], [1851] - Engraved title and fifty plates by A. Moschetti and A. Parboni. Oblong 4to. [204 x 267 x 14 mm]. Bound in the original blue paper wrappers, with the title printed in various calligraphic scripts on the front cover. A charming series of views of Rome and its vicinities in the original wrappers and in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba, acompanadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en frances.Tomo 1-2. (complete).

      . Havana, Barcina, 1851-1856, 1858. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo. 463, 442 pp., 34, 19 lithographed plates, of which 17 are hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Later half morocco with gilt titles on spines (matching).* Extremely rare work on the zoology of Cuba. Contains 85 species of Cuban fish that Cuvier includes in his work. The plates depict mainly fish and land snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda) but also some mammals and insects (mainly Lepidoptera). With blind stamps on titles and plates, mostly in the margins, in a few cases touching the figures. Some minor foxing on three uncoloured plates, otherwise clean. Dean, p. 273; Horn-Schenkling, 17358; Nissen ZBI, 3210; Sabin, 63673..

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        The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of all Nations, By Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the 1st of May, 1851.

      David Bogue., London: - A proof plate taken from a sketch made on the spot by Cruikshank on the 1st May 1851. The view records the formal opening ceremony, looking down over the floor with the large crowd around Queen Victoria with the Archbishop offering a prayer of blessing. The print is inscribed to "J. T. Wilmore ARA with the best regards of George Cruikshank". The countries whose banners are visible include India, Persia, Egypt, Turkey & Greece. Wilmore was a member of the Royal Academy. The title continues "The View is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archbishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divin blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition." 44 x 33 cm (platemark) on paper 46 x 37 cm. Douglas 1433. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        USA Dept. of Interior War of 1812 Vermont Rare USA Seth WILLEY Land Script document

      printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear, New York 1851 - American ìscriptî document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812. It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market. Very Good condition., A super item printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear with 6 banknote quality vignettes and a wonderful blue overprint. Willey used this certificate to pay for the land. What is a big added bonus is that all the supporting paperwork where he redeemed it is attached. The only land script document we know of with this amount of additional supporting documents.Probably the same Seth Willey?ìSeth Willey came to this town about 1800, settling on road 32. His son Seth was born here, married Abigail Glines, and had four ions and six daughters, of whom Silas G., born in 1830, married first, Sarah S. Spencer, who died in 1862, and second, Mary B., daughter of Baldwin Martin, in 1873. He has had born to him two sons and two daughters, only one of whom, Emily E., born in 1879, is living. Mr. Willey resides at Peacham Hollow. ì [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plates from "Mayhew's Great Exhibition of 1851"

      David Bogue,, London: 1851 - The 11 plates which comprise the total number of plates issued with this most humorous depiction of London at the time of the Great Exhibition, the first world-wide exhibition. The leaves of plates were laid into a covering (portfolio? sleeve?) lacking here. See OCLC: 2747350 & 220397735 for the plates with wrapper. The plates include: The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of All Nations; The Dispersion of the Works of all Nations from the Great Exhibition of 1851; Odds & Ends, in, out, & about, The Great Exhibition of 1851; Some of the Drolleries of the Great Exhibtion of 1851; The first Shilling-day - going in.; The first Shilling-day - coming out.; The Opera Boxes, during the time of the Great Exhibition!; Manchester in 1851; London, in 1851; Looking for Lodgings; All the World going to See the Great Exhibition of 1851. Plates are oblong 4to, the paper measuring 32 x 50 cm. Very slightly toned. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Proof plate, "The Opening of the Great Hive of the World May 1 1851 or the Industrial Exhibition of All Nations", illustration from "1851 or, The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family: who came up to London to 'enjoy themselves,' and to see the Great Exhibition"

      David Bogue,, London: 1851 - A proof plate on india paper. This busy view shows the pavilion as a "beehive shape, with the throngs watching the King and Queen move towards the entrance. The title appears in a banner which extends across the top of the sky. The backing paper is a little foxed, mostly on the verso, and there is a small marginal crescent shaped mark on the right edge, just touching the india paper. India paper 44.5 x 21.5 on paper with a slightly larger platemark, and paper 48.5 x 26.5 cm. Douglas 254. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        View of the Great Exhibition

      Published by Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22 Ludgate Hill, & Simpkin Marshall & Co. Stationers Hall Court, London 1851 - This wonderful image of classical statues, was included in Day & Son's rare folio of lithographs illustrating the wonders of the Great Exhibition. This is a lovely image from a rare suite of lithographs by Day & Son entitled Recollections of the Great Exhibition of 1851 , published in London in the same year. This remarkable text is comprised of twenty-five hand coloured lithographs illustrating the various rooms and exhibits of the Great Exhibition. The works are lithographed by Day & Son after images by John Absolon, W. Goodall, C. T. Dolby, H. C. Pidgeon, Michael, and Wilson. This wonderful image depicts a room of classical statues in the Great Exhibition. The Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was the first truly international event of its kind, was prompted by the success of the French Industrial Exposition of 1844. The idea was initially ignored by the British Government, but under the enthusiastic patronage of Prince Albert, plans for the exhibition went ahead. Albert was keen that the 'Exhibition of All Nations' should be self-financing: Parliament still remained unconvinced. A fund of 230,000 pounds was raised and a board of Commissioners set up. The declared aims of the exhibition were to celebrate human progress in the form of manufacture, invention and good design, and to promote cooperation between nations. The size of the exhibition space was fixed at 700,000 square feet, and the government was persuaded to treat the Crystal Palace as a bonded warehouse so that no import duties were payable on goods imported for the exhibition. As it happened, and despite government skepticism, the event was a huge success, both nationally and internationally, and received over 6,000,000 visitors. The exhibition ranged in scope from ornamental furniture and modern machinery to an elaborate tent from Tunis. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860 , no. 246. Hand coloured lithograph highlighted in gum arabic. Mounted on card as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some discolouration in the margins. Image size: 11 x 14 3/4 inches.

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        Vue de la Place St Marc a Venise

      Lyon: le 21 Avril 1851 - Disegno a china di mm 505 x 390 su cartoncino a tinta paglierina. Firmata e datata. Rappresenta la Piazzetta di San Marco vista dal Molo, animata da molteplici e deliziose macchiette. Disegno architettonicamente molto dettagliato sebbene piuttosto accademico. Alexandre Augustin Thierriat (o Thierrat) pittore di fiori e acquarellista lionese (1789-1870). Allievo di Grognard de Revoil, dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Lione dal 1808 al 1816, professore nello stesso Istituto dal 1823 al 1854. Espose "au Salon" dal 1817 al 1840 e ottenne una medaglia di 2° classe nel 1817. Il museo di Lione e di Puy conservano le sue opere. Fondatore della Galleria di Pittura.

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        The TRAVELLER'S And TOURIST'S GUIDE Through the United States of America, Canada, Etc. Containing the Routes of Travel by Steamboat, Stage and Canal; Together with Descriptions of, and Routes to, the Principal Places of Fashionable and Healthful Resort; with Other Valuable Information. Accompanied by an Entirely New and Authentic Map of the United States, Including California, Oregon, Etc., and a Map of the Island of Cuba.

      Lippincott Grambo & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1851 - Fold-out map [24-3/4" x 29-1/2"] at rear, entitled "A New Map of the United States, upon which are Delineated its Vast Works of Internal Communication, Routes across the Continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba." Map hand-colored in outline. Scale: ~ 65 mi = 1". 4 insets, including one depicting California & Oregon. While Howes categorizes this work as a derivative of Williams' earlier Appleton publication(s), the author, in his prefatory "To the Public", goes to great pains to reassure the reader this a new work, in which an "entirely new plan has been adopted.", a stance to which Clark & Graff agree. Further, research suggests, this the first Williams' publication to address California. This 1851 map not recorded by Wheat, TRANSMISSIPPI, though see entry 769 for the 1852 version. Wheat tells us the map "is largely based on Fremont but which carries much up-to-date information .". Somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, with the last copy to auction in 1999. Leather faded to dark tan. Old paper repair to top of rear hinge. Map with some age-toning along the two center horizontal fold-lines. Overall, a respectable VG+ copy. Original publisher's wallet-style purple leather binding, with gilt title stamping to one side. 12mo. 5-9/16" x 3-1/2". 1st edition (Clark III, 434; Graff 4687; New Howes W-487). iv, [5] - 216, [20] pp. Publisher catalogue last 20 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 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 Union

      New York, Phelps, Fanning, & Co. ; Cincinnati, A. Ranney 1851 - Description: 359 p. Illus. (incl. Double maps) 19.5 cm. Subjects: Forms (Law) --United States. Commercial law --United States. Scattered 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. 1 Kg. 359 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Harmon and Williams, Printers., Portland. 1851 - .PLAN FOR SHORTENING THE TIME OF PASSAGE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND LONDON, WITH DOCUMENTS RELATING THERETO, INCLUDING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE RAILWAY CONVENTION. [156, 14, 33, 8, 6, 3, 96, 44, 32pp]. Green cloth boards, decoratively stamped, gilt lettering on spine. ILLUSTRATED WITH 2 LARGE FOLDING MAPS, one is a "Map of the European and North American Railway. Showing its connection with the railways of the United States and Canada", drawn by A.B. Morton with an inset "Map showing the plan for shortening the transit between New York & London". The second map is a full sized representation of the inset in the first map and was lithographed by J.H. Buford and drawn by Robinson. This is a collection of 12 documents published in the U.S. and Canada about this railroad. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN A. POOR(see DAB) , A BOSTON LAND DEVELOPER TO COLONEL CHARLES Q. CLAPP A RAILWAY PROMOTER IN MAINE, BOTH OF WHOM ARE NAMED ON THE COMMITTEE FOR THE INSTITUTING OF THIS RAILWAY . One map is disbound. Ex-library but no external marks as such and no internal library cards. In addition there are minimal pencil markings and a library label inside front cover. Maps are delicate and have been repaired with document tape. APPARENTLY SCARCE AS IT SHOWS IN ONLY 12 LIBRAIRIES IN WORLDCAT WITH NO OFFERINGS ON THE NET. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS HELIX (part of Conchologia Iconica)

      London 1851 - 50 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates - March 1851 - May 1853; each plate accompanyied by a dated leaf of letterpress. Letterpress title page but without date, authors or printer; index [pp.20]. This would only appear to be a selection of the genus as in total 210 lithographs were published on Helix for Conchologia Iconica. Plates and text as follows: Helix Plate I- XXI, XXV, XXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIV-XLIX, LIII, LXVIII-LXXIV, LXXXVI, LXXXIX, XC, XCIV, XCV, XCVII-C and CLV. Bound in later plain black cloth with the title HELIX in gilt to the spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of Franics Hemming to the front paste-down, plates clean and crisp.A very good copy. Size: 4to (22 x 28cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d'un médecin - Ange Pitou

      Bruxelles : Alphonse Lebègue, Imprimeur-Éditeur 1851 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Vraisemblablement, l'ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce roman, le 3ème volume de la série « Mémoires d'un médecin » qui marque la fin de la collaboration d'Auguste Maquet et Dumas, raison pour laquelle l'oeuvre aurait dû sortir pour la plupart de la plume de ce dernier. À l'époque, Dumas s'était installé à Bruxelles où il avait dû se réfugier pour échapper à ses créanciers. Aidé de son secrétaire Noël Parfait, il faisait imprimer aussi en Belgique les romans qu'il produisait sans arrêt pour éteindre ses dettes. Lors de sa parution sous forme de feuilleton dans La Presse il y en eut deux éditions de ce roman en 1851, l'une à Bruxelles chez Alphonse Lebègue (6 t.), l'autre à Paris chez Cadot (8 t.). Quelle a été devenue la première à sortir des presses on l'ignore quoiqu'on peut croire que Parfait se soit bien hâté d'encaisser quelques fonds déliés par l'éditeur bruxellois avant de remettre la copie du manuscrit à Cadot . Comme curiosité supplémentaire, les deux volumes portent sur les p.d.t., la signature autographe de Nicolás Avellaneda, homme de lettres et politicien, président de la République Argentine entre 1874 et 1880. ~ Pleine toile originale, décorée en or au dos et à froid sur les plats ~ 111; 127; 128; 127; 137; 43p ~ 15x10x5cm. ~ Infimes frottements aux couvertures, sinon, parfait état ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisebilder aus Tanger, Algier und Tunis. 1. - 5. Theil in einem Band. Aus der Reihe historische-romantische Gemälde und Reisebilder

      Hartleben, Leipzig 1851 - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand,Einband etwas berieben/bestossen, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, 5 Teile ca. 500 S. Deutsch 420g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Series of Pamphlets by Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With Portrait

      R. James, Liverpool 1851 - 18 parts. Octavo [21 cm] contemporary 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards. Decorative blind stamping and gilt stamped title to backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Frontis present. Kinderhook fold out at the rear is present, but has come loose from the book (with a small piece attached at the gutter)Minor splitting and chipping to extremities of the plate. This is the more complete version with the "Three Nights' Public Discussion" pamphlet at rear. Pratt frontis present. Originally published as separate pamphlets. "O. Pratt's Works was an influential book. Its tracts were published at a time when the British Mission was producing many converts, most of them learned the tenets of Mormonism from Orson's pamphlets" - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6542. Crawley 551. Mormon Imprints 32. Mormon Fifty 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey

      Bernhard Tauchnitz 1851 - 336pp + 316pp. Two volumes rebound recently as one. A new edition revised, with a biographical notice of the authors, a selection from their literary remains, and a preface by Currer Bell'. Clean, tight and bright, a lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the War in Afghanistan

      London: Richard Bentley, , 1851. From Unpublished Letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire Period of British Connexion with that Country. 2 volumes octavo. Original brown combed cloth, title gilt to spines, panels in blind to the boards. Both volumes neatly recased, spines relined. A contemporary steel-engraved portrait of "Dost Mohamed Khan. From a Drawing by an Indian Artist" inserted as frontispiece to volume I, and a similar view of the "British Army before Cabul" from Nolan's History of the British Empire in India, similarly included in volume II, these plates not called for. Recased as noted, spines somewhat sunned, overall a little rubbed, internally lightly toned, but a very good, neatly restored set. First edition of the "the definitive account" (Bruce) Kaye was educated at Eton and the East India Company's college Addiscombe, which he described as 'a great nursery of Indian captains.' He was commissioned into the Bengal Artillery in 1833, but resigned his commission in 1841, turning to literature. He initially joined the staff of the Bengal Harkaru and in 1844 started the Calcutta Review, editing it and contributing nearly fifty articles on a wide range of political, military, and social subjects. He also published a novel, Long Engagements: a Tale of the Affghan Rebellion in 1846. "However, about 1845 Kaye returned to England for a professional literary career. In 1856 he entered the home civil service of the East India Company, and on the transfer of the government of India to the crown in 1858, he succeeded John Stuart Mill as secretary of the foreign department of the India Office" (ODNB). His carefully compiled "works are still used by historians." A pleasing set, extra-illustrated in a very minor way.

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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume the Twentieth. 1851. Part II.

      John Murray, London 1851 - 2 (advertisement leaf), iv, [2], iii, [1], (lxxiii)-xciii (listing of accessions to the Library), [1], 161-388 pages + 4, [4] pages advertisements + 3 folding maps. Original blue printed papered card boards with blue cloth spine. Page dimensions: 220 x 141mm.Contents of this volume includes: "Considerations on the Great Isthmus of Central America" by Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, on pages 161-189 pages + folding engraved map, with Fitz-Roy's route hand-coloured in red (small 15mm tear to lower margin of the map); "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr. Ch. Gutzlaff (communicated by Sir George Staunton), on pages 191-227; "On the Northern Frontier of Nepaul" by a member of the Napaulese Embassy in London (communicated by the President), on pages 252-254; "The Kubbabish Arabs between Dongola and Kordofan" by Mansfield Parkyns, on pages 254-275; "Notes taken during a Journey through Part of Northern Arabia, in 1848" by Dr George Aug. Wallin, on pages 293-344 + 1 folding engraved map; "Journal of an Expedition to explore the Interior of the Middle Island of New Zealand" by Thomas Brunner, on pages 344-378 + 1 folding engraved map, with Brunner's route hand-coloured in red (a 25mm tear to the lower margin of the map). Moderate rubbing and some staining to covers. A nice original copy. Partial newspaper clipping on Brunner tipped in to the first page of the Index at the rear. Several interesting articles in this issue. "The Bhraebung, situated to the W., contains above 5000 students. Many magicians are attached to this, as well as other monasteries. The Dalai-Lama passes likewise here many days during summer, on account of the magnificent surrounding country. In Samei there is a large printing-press, where the absurdities of Dalaism are perpetuated. The demand for the books is very great, each volume being equivalent to a relic, and hundreds of workmen are constantly emplyed to supply the wants of the Tibetans, Kalmucks, and Mongols." - from the article "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr Gutzlaff, page 216. Wallin's article describes his second trip into Arabia, in the disguise of a horse dealer. Wallin later became Professor of Oriental Languages at Helsinki University. ; 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of England And Wales, Constructed for the Use of the Schools of the British and Foreign School Society.

      London: C. Smith. 172 Strand. Jan. 1st 1851 - Overall dimensions 165 x 130 cm. Very large map of England and Wales printed over four conjoined sheets mounted on linen and fixed upon original wooden rollers, printed brief title label to upper roller. Original colour demarcating the counties. Slight fraying to upper edge of lower left sheet, occasional minor creasing, paper toned evenly, paper coming away from lower roller at lower left. A very handsome map.

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        Chess studies and End-Games Systematically Arranged, being a Complete Guide for Learners and Advanced Players

      iv+[3]+376 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and black vignettes and ruling to edges. (Betts: 23-2) First edition.The first part is a reprint of Kling and Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), although Kling's contribution is here unacknowledged. The second part comprises 201 miscellaneous end-game studies by Horwitz, originally composted for and published in, the Chess Monthly 1879-1883.Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German English chess master and chess writer. Horwitz was born in Neustrelitz, and went to school in Berlin, where he studied art. From 1837 to 1843, he was part of a group of German chess players known as "The Pleiades". He moved to London in 1845. In 1846, he lost a match against visiting master Lionel Kieseritzky, and another against Howard Staunton, losing 15.5-8.5. His best chess result was winning a match against Henry Bird in 1851. He played in the first international chess tournament, London 1851, again beating Bird in the first round, but losing to Staunton in the second and József Szén in the third. Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), co-authored with Josef Kling, is an important work on the endgame study and endgames in general.Condition:Heal edges damp-stained, lacks frontispiece, corners bumped, spine darkened, spine ends rubbed through, soiled a good copy issued without jacket.

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        HISTORIA NATURAL DE LAS DROGAS SIMPLES ó curso de historia natural esplicado en la escuela de farmacia de Paris.

      Trad. Rmaon Ruiz. Imp. Manuel A. Gil. Madrid, 1851 - -1852. 22 cm. 4 vol.: (I) 496 pág. (II) 399 pág. (III) 532 pág. (IV) 312 pág. Ilustr. con grabados, en el texto. Cuatro vol. enc. en media piel, dorados en el lomo, puntas rasgadas. Señal de óxido y papel tostado. Palau 110711. Medicina i farmacia. Drogas. Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        Die Orchideen der deutschen Flora nebst denen des übrigen Europa, des ganzen russischen Reichs und Algiers also ein Versuch einer Orchideographie Europas.

      - Leipzig, Friederich Hofmeister, 1851. 4to (265 x 170mm). pp. (4), xii, 240, with 170 engraved plates of which 165 partially handcoloured. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine. After John Lindley's death Heinrich Gustaf Reichenbach became the 'Orchid King'. Orchid specimens from all over the world were sent to him for identification, these with his sketches and copious notes went to build up an immense herbarium. "Though best known as an orchidologist, botanists in general owe him a debt of gratitude for his collaboration in his father's 'Icones'" (Reinikka, History of Orchids p. 215). The present work was issued in a plain and coloured edition, it forms vols. XIII of the 'Deutschlands Flora.', and this section on orchids was wholly by him. This task, his preface says, occupied him ten years. The coloured issue is scarce, and always has 5 plates not coloured.Stafleu & Cowan 8885; Nissen BBI, 1604. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Congrès international des échecs. Compte rendu du congrès de 1867 et des congrès d'échecs antérieurs

      xcii+480+[4 including errata] with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5r 1/2") bound in black cloth with original front wrapper laid on. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5194). first edition.World exhibitions became a new phenomenon in the West in the nineteenth century. Scientific and technical progress were shown. Ten World Fairs were organized during the second half of the nineteenth century. Seven times an international chess tournament was part of the event (London 1851, London 1862, Paris 1867, Vienna 1873, Philadelphia 1876, Paris 1878, Paris 1900). Paris, the French capital, was host to a world's fair exhibition in the summer of 1867. Among the enormous buildings erected to house new developments in science, technology (of which the Krupp Cannon was the most impressive display), and art, a master chess tournament was organized from June 4th to July 11th. It was held at the Grand Cercle, 10 boulevard Montmartre, not far from the 1.2 kilometer row of machinery for the exhibition, the third tournament. Thirteen chess masters were invited to participate in double rounds, with a time limit of six minutes per move and draws counting as zero for both players. The participants included Ignat Von Kolisch from the Austrio-Hungarian empire, Wilhelm Steinitz and Sam Loyd playing on behalf of the United States of America, Symon Winawer and Hieronim Czarnowski from Poland, Gustav Neumann from Germany, Cecil Valentine De Vere from England, Jules De Riviere, Samuel Rosenthal, Emile D'Andre, and Eugene Rousseau from France, Celso Golmayo Zupide from Cuba, and Martin Severin From from Denmark. There was no formal organization to international events at the time, so beyond the matches and time controls being set, players seemingly encountered one another during the tournament according to availability and inclination. The prize purse was distributed among the top six finishers, with Kolisch earning 5000 Francs for first place, Winawer 2500 Francs for second, Steinitz 2000 Francs for third, Neumann and De Vere 1500 Francs each for fourth and fifth places, and De Riviere 1000 Francs for sixth. The top four finishers also received a Sèvres vase as an additional prize. Kolisch immediately liquidated his antique porcelain and invested in real estate which soon made him an extremely wealthy man, allowing him to be a generous patron to chess for decades afterwards. The problem tournament conducted during this event was won by Conrad Bayer ahead of Samuel Loyd. the first public women's chess was also played during this exhibition.Condition:Rebound in black cloth with original wrapper laid on front else a very good copy.

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        Ebner & Seubert 1860. 4°. VI., 1 Bl., 96 S., mit 19 (2 doppelblattgr.) chromolithogr. Tafeln, OHlwd.

      - Nissen 1851 - Simon, Vinaria 128 - Schöne 2395.- Erste Ausgabe. - Sehr seltenes Werk des Stuttgarter Weingärtners Christian Single (1816-1869) mit Abbildungen württembergischer Traubensorten wie Elbling, Trollinger, Muskateller, Gutedel, Limberger, Affentaler, Rothgipfler.- "Rarissime ampélographie allemande qui montre les cépages fameux du Württemberg" (Oberlé, Bibl. bachique 394).- Es gibt auch Exemplare, bei denen die ursprüngliche Verlagsangabe mit einem Schild "Ravensburg, E. Ulmer" überklebt ist.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht fleckig, insges. gutes Ex. im original Einband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Battle of Palo Alto

      1851 - This 17" x 23" chromolithograph depicts the Battle of Palo Alto during the Mexican American War. Small punched out holes read "Brooklyn Public Library in bottom left hand corner. Foxing and staining around margins

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        Relacion De Los Debates De La Convencion De California

      New York 1851 - 436 pages. Ex-library with all the stamps and stickers. Edges on cover curled and worn. corners bumped and rubbed - heavy foxxing - all there with clean text and tight binding - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Capri. [Blick von einer Terrasse auf die Küste].

      -,, [Italien], 1851 - Orig. Bleistiftzeichnung, weiß gehöht. [Italien], -, o. J. [um 1851]. ca. 25,5 x 41 cm. Im Passepartout. Mit eighd. Sign. und Titel. - Weiss etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        Charles Sumner Discusses the Emerging Duty of the United States in Promoting Human Rights & World Peace Evoking the Declaration of Independence and Championing Louis Kossuth and his Exploits

      Boston 1851 - Autograph Letter Signed, Boston, October 26, 1851. "The influence, we are now able to wield, is a sacred trust, which should be exercised firmly, discreetly, in conformity with the Laws of Nations & with an anxious eye to the peace of the world, so as always to promote the great cause of Human Rights. Our example can do much" Transcript"Boston, Oct. 26th 1851Dear Sir,It will not be in my power to be present at Faneuil Hall long ; nor am I entirely satisfied, that it would be proper for me, holding the official position which I now do in the National Government, to take any part in the proceedings which you propose to institute.But though not present with you, & not undertaking to express any opinion on the precise matter in hand, I wish it to be understood that I can never fail to unite in every earnest and manly word, by which the sympathies of our country shall be extended to all in whatever land, who have been struck down, while defending the Rights of Man. To this cause we are pledged as a Nation by the Declaration of Independence ; & my heart warmly responds to the vow.Nor can I forbear to add, that the clemency which you invoke, from a powerful Government towards those whom it classes as political offenders, is in harmony with the Spirit of the Age & with the lessons of Christianity. It is a grace, which it can never be otherwise than honorable to ask & honorable to grant ;'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomesThe throned monarch better than his crown.A recent instance enforces the appeal. Kossuth has at last passed from the house of bondage. His emancipation, promoted by the aspirations, the prayers & the express intervention of our Republic is an example to all nations ; while the brightness of his fame shews how vain it is for any earthly edict stigmatise as crime a sincere & generous effort for Human Freedom. Austria brands the great Hungarian as a traitor ; but an enlightened Public Opinion, the predestined Queen of the civilized world, already rejudges the justice of the tyrant Government. To these august judgments of this exalted authority mankind will bow ; No People for the sake of any seeming expediency of the hour can afford to sacrifice a principle of Justice on a sentiment of Humanity, & to thus peril the everlasting Verdict of History.In reaching across the sea to distant Turkey to plead for the freedom of the fugitive Kossuth, our Republic has done well ; & the Mohamedan Sultan, in consenting to his liberation, at extraordinary hazards, has taught a lesson of magnanimity to Christian states.But the step we have thus taken cannot be the last. With increasing power are increasing duties. The influence, we are now able to wield, is a sacred trust, which should be exercised firmly, discreetly, in conformity with the Laws of Nations & with an anxious eye to the peace of the world, so as always to promote the great cause of Human Rights. Our example can do much ; the magnetism of our national flag will be felt wherever it floats in foreign lands ; individual citizens may labor faithfully ; but all these will be incalculably quickened by a system of conduct, on the part of our Government, at home & abroad, which, while avoiding all improper interference with other countries & teaching the majesty of honest dealing ; shall show a prompt & benevolent sympathy with those vital principles ; without which our Republic is but a name. In this work, the Irishmen, & the children & grand-children of Irishmen, scattered in millions throughout the land, can help. Their native love of liberty & hatred of Oppression will here find an opportunity for action.Believe me, dear Sir,Very faithfully Yours,Charles Sumner"Charles Sumner of Massachusetts served in the U.S. Senate from 1851 to 1874, initially as a Free Soiler (a party that he helped found) and later as a Republican. He was a leader in Congress among the opponents of slavery, and instrumental in the impeachment p. (See website for full description)

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        The Scarlet Letter a Romance

      London: David Bogue, 1851. First UK edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. London: David Bogue, 1851. Original brown cloth in custom case. Several black spots and discoloration on upper cover, wear to lower spine end. Front hinge expertly reinforced, otherwise Very Good condition. Internally Fine.& & FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Hawthorne’s most famous novel. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) novelist and short story writer was a central figure in the American literary renaissance of the 19th century. Drawing heavily on his Puritan legacy, his writings revealed a dark view of human nature and were some of the first to successfully examine the hidden motivations within character.

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        The Stones of Venice, 3 volumes

      Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851, 1853, London - Vol. 1 (1851): xv, [1], 413 pp; errata slip tipped in at rear; 21 plates (drawn by the author), including four in color; Vol. 2 (1853): vi, [2], 394 pp; 20 plates, including two in color; Vol. 3 (1853): [2], 362 pp; 12 plates (including one in color). All plates are present and where called for. 4to, t.e.g., gilt title; recently professionally recased in evergreen linen cloth boards, with new endpapers and headbands. Short closed tears to rear blanks of vol. 1 (one blank a little chipped); interior pages are lightly age-toned, as usual. All volumes are first editions. One of Ruskin's most important treatises on architecture that grew out of his careful and detailed exploration of architectural monuments. Overall, a fine and attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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