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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)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: George Ong]
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        Harlequin Duck

      C. Hulmendel, London 1851 - Image Size : 330x505 (mm), 13x19.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 365x535 (mm), 14.375x21 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph Very Good, mild water stain in the upper right corner.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        FLORENCE SACKVILLE. Or, Self Dependence: An Autobiography

      Smith, Elder & Co. London.,1851. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). iii-viii,312; ii,292; ii,313pp. Bound without half titles. Last leaf of volume 3 laid down, otherwise a generally clean, bright set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. The compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.:

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        Plan Of The Town Of Meriden.

      Philadelphia 1851 - Lithograph with original hand color; with original wooden rollers; re-mounted on new linen & fully stabilized; several secured splits, some losses, restoration to non-essential border areas; good. Richly illustrated map of Meriden, dubbed the ¿Silver City¿ for the numerous silver manufacturers once operating there. Beginning around the period of this map, this mid-sized central Connecticut city was an industrial dynamo through the mid-20th century. Two of the vignettes depict early industrial operations, while several others are noted on the plan. Interestingly, several tin shops are indicated on the map; these may have been precursors to the city¿s silver industry. Several churches are also illustrated, including the still standing Congregational Church. This work actually consists of two plans¿one of the entire town and another of its central village. The latter provides the names and locations of local residents. Several manuscript notations in an early hand supplement the printed information on the map. Thomson 80.

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        Sindh, and the Races That Inhabit the Valley of the Indus - Author's Presentation Copy Sind

      Wm H. Allen & Co., London 1851 - Presentation Copy . "From the Author" inscribed in secretarial hand. With Notices of the Topography and History of the Province. viii, 422 pages, bound in half morocco leather over marbled boards, folding map on blue paper as issued, some rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very good copy. In 1844 Richard Burton began working with the Bombay Army Survey Dept. travelling throughout the newly annexed Sindh province of India. In 1851 his research on the population, customs, literature and language of the area was first published. The book is extremely scarce and is still being used by the Government in Sindh (today's Pakistan) to teach young people about early Sind. Penzer 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Agriculture of New-York ... Volume III [Natural History of New York]

      Albany, NY: Charles Van Benthuysen. 1851. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good-. A very good- copy in cloth with ex-library marks; slight wear to head & foot of spine. 4to vii,[1]pp+ plates. Spine and half-title: Natural History of New York. Third volume (plate volume) of Part Five; text consisting of Emmons' preface and a list of the plates. Exterior as noted (wear chiefly to head and foot of spine and corners), slight creases/browning to a few plates, else a very sound copy internally of a scarce volume. This book contains 85 color plates of; pears, apples, cherries, nectarines, etc. from 1851! Very beautiful, these are the type of plates that are framed and sold individually.

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        The Works

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, , 1851-60. Comprising: The Prose Works, 28 volumes: The Poetical Works, 12 volumes: The Waverley Novels, 48 volumes: Lockhart's Life of Scott, 10 volumes. 98 volumes octavo (161 × 98 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red and green morocco labels, gilt milled bands, compartments gilt with floral centre-tool, foliate corner-pieces, paired gilt and blind fillets to the spine and corner edges, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and series title. A little rubbed on the boards, mild chafing at the extremities, a few head-caps a little chipped, two labels scuffed, light browning, but overall very good. A highly appealing set of Scott's works, the first volume of each section has a contemporary green morocco gift label: "Emily from her Father, 1861".

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        Tender for the Locomotive Croton designed by Walter Mc. Queen

      F. Mone; E Deicke, New York 1851 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 580x760 (mm), 22.875x29.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Wood Engraving Very Good, some wear along the central fold, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

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        [Photo Album]: Victorian Snapshots

      New York. [circa 1890s]. Oblong quarto. Brown cloth album with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board measuring 7.5" x 10.5". A collection of 153 sepia tone or cyanotype photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" to 3.5" x 4.5" affixed to cardboard pages, the vast majority are captioned. Album is very good with rubbing and worn corners with very good or better photographs with some rubbing and edgewear. A collection of 153 Victorian-era snapshots from the 1890s mostly from Cooperstown and the surrounding areas in New York State with the card of Mrs. Alice A. Landfield (1851-1916) laid in. The album shows a summer outing on Lake Pleasant with numerous pictures of families on the lakeside, in cabins, tents, on boats, and posing on top of boulders. Photographs of the family posing with newborns, children dressed in bonnets, as well as two fishing trip photos and the surrounding landscape of upstate New York including a variety of waterfalls. One photograph captioned "a favorite retreat" depicts a woman resting next to a bicycle she has just dismounted. The last few pages show an old school house with children playing and two photos are of a young black boy in a straw hat. A reasonably large and very pleasing collection of early amateur photography focusing on life in New York just before the turn of the century. .

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        Mémoires et correspondance de Mallet du Pan pour servir a l'histoire de la Révolution Française. [1794 a 1800] / Recueillis et mis en ordre, par A. Sayous

      - Paris: Amyot, Libr. - J. Cherbuliez, 1851.- 2 Vols. (2 h., XII,464 p., 1 h.; 2 h., 512 p., 1 h.); 4º (21,6 cm.); Excelente impresión sobre papel de hilo blanco y fuerte; Media Piel puntas época de fina ejecución, lomo cuajado en oro con 2 tejuelos y 5 nervios, los planos con filetes en seco, cortes pintados.- La encuadernación magnífica, tiene algunos roces en las esquinas y bordes, que han sido restaurados. Las primeras y últimas hojas de cada tomo tienen mínimas señales de óxido. EN GENERAL MUY BUEN ESTADO. RARO. Livre en français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scalp Hunters, or Romantic Adventures in Northern Mexico

      Charles J. Skeet 1851 - Rare First Edition of The Scalp Hunters; or, Romantic Adventures in Northern Mexico by Captain Mayne Reid. Three volumes in original blue cloth. Good only as gilt on spine faded, boards rubbed and marked. All three volumes dated 1851 on the title page. Pages: 307, 309 and 299. No catalogues/adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

      58 - London - G. Routledge and Co 1851 - The works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, complete in twenty volumes. The set consists of The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, Zanoni, The Disowned, The Last Days of Pompeii, Eugene Aram, Devereux, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, Ernest Maltravers (in two volumes), My Novel (in two volumes), Pilgrims of the Rhine, Lucretia, Rienzi, Harold, Leila, Night and Morning and Pelham. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become cliches, especially the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, as well as the famous opening line It was a dark and stormy nightPelham brought him public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. With an illustratedfrontispiece to each volume. Previous owner's ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume of George Hallett and James Dangerfield. Binder's stamp to each front pastedown ofMacLeHose of Glasgow. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. Chipping or lifting to leather spine labels of fifteen volumes. One spine label missing. Cracking to one joint. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner's ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume. Foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq., of Halston, Shropshire . . . with Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod [pseud].

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. - A handsome copy of one of the classics of sporting literature in its best edition. 8vo, navy blue full crushed morocco by Wallis, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Engraved title and 18 hand colored plates. Original blue cloth front cover and spine bound in. Bound without the four pages of terminal ads. Abbey, Life in England, 385; Tooley 68. Edges very slightly rubbed; fine copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box. Third edition, third issue; this is the first edition to contain the life of Apperley by Robert Surtees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dry Leaves from Young Egypt. By an Ex-Political

      London, James Madden, , 1851. Second Edition. [With a new Preface.] Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt, title gilt to spine on decorative banderolle with palm and palmetto leaves, portrait of the "Khan of Khypore" within decorative borders gilt to the upper board and in blind to the lower. Coloured lithographic frontispiece and 12 tinted lithographic plates, 2 folding genealogies, tables to text. Bookplate of C. E. Rusbridge to the front pastedown. A little rubbed, light browning, but overall a very good copy. First published in 1849, a further edition was published in 1851. Eastwick had been a moderating influence on Company conduct in Sindh, but after he was invalided home, control of policy had fallen to Sir Charles Napier who was opposed by Outram, the dedicatee of the present work. "Open antagonism was growing between the two men, partly perhaps because Outram had lost his independent status and been brought under Napier's control, but within it there was also a fairly clear policy dispute over the nature of British rule in India and the place of former rulers, such as the amirs of Sind. Napier believed that the amirs were feudal relics, oppressors of the poor, and were opposed to all change that would bring prosperity at the loss of their power. While he may not have deliberately goaded the amirs into making war against the British, he certainly did not regret that their actions gave him an excuse for abolishing their power." (ODNB) Eastwick states the case of the Amirs with some force; "When we say that Mir Rustam Khan was wronged, we do not, like Sir W. Napier, assert a thing at second-hand, on hearsay. We know it. We saw this wrong committed with our eyes - we heard it with our ears - and what is more, we can prove it."

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        The Brasilian Navigator; or Sailing Directory for all the Coasts of Brasil, etc. From the River Para to the Rio de la Plata, including General Instructions for the Routes both from England and from North America Third Edition, Improved from the Observations of MM Tardy de Montravel, de Kerhallet, Chiron du Brossay, and du Perrier, of the French Marine, and other Officers, by Alex. G. Findlay.

      London: Printed for Richard Holmes Laurie, Chart-seller to the Admiralty, 1851 - Octavo. Original grey card wraps, printed paper label to the upper panel, rebacked in close to matching paper. Wraps worn and soiled, several repairs and internal reinforcements, lacks the lower fore-corner of the title page and the first leaf, repaired, no loss of text, light browning, about very good. Coastal profiles to the text. First published in 1838. Uncommon: just 12 copies of various editions between 1838 and 1862 listed on OCLC, only two of the present one. These coastal pilots were for shipboard use, and are far from sturdily produced with a commensurately low survival rate. This is an unusual and desirable example. Purdy apprenticed to David Steel in 1795, drawing his first charts around 1806, published by Steel's widow and successor, Penelope Mason. Subsequently he worked exclusively for Laurie and Whittle, compiling charts and the accompanying sailing directions for this company and its successor, R. H. Laurie, until his death in 1843. "Purdy exchanged information with leading hydrographers of the day, both British and foreign. He was respected as the foremost authority in private chart publishing, where he was exceptional for the care with which he acknowledged the many varied sources on which his work was based" (ODNB).

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        The Works of

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851 - 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 First edition. Printed by Houghton and Haywood. 6 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece. Bound in contemporary speckled calf, black leather title labels. VG, one hinge cracked [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Calvary .

      New Sporting Magazine, London 1851 - 218pp + 8 pp ads. 18 hand coloured plates by H Alken and T J Rawlins. . with notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits. The sought-after Third Edition Includes a memoir of Nimrod. G : in Good condition with quarter leather slipcase. Covers rubbed. Corners bumped. Inner hinges cracked. Frontis tissue-guard loose. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Occasional light marking within [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Las galas del amor. Fantasías por Gavarni. Texto por Traducción de la Sociedad Literaria bajo la dirección de D. Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco.- Madrid, Imprenta de Don Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco, 1851; 2 tomos en folio holandesa de la época, 1º, 2 hojas, 330 páginas y 1 hoja. 16 láminas. 2º, 2 hojas, 370 páginas, 1 hoja. 15 láminas. Palau nº 166016. Las lámias son en color y con los márgenes bordados. Texto enmarcado. Obra típicamente romántica con bellas láminas hechas por Gavarni. Ejemplar completo con algunas manchas en el papel.

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      Madrid 1851 - 24 p. Circular con el texto del Real decreto que la Reina expidió con fecha 8 de agosto de 1851 dividido en sus X capítulos e instrucción para llevar a efecto el Real decreto con sus 67 artículos con fecha de 1º de octubre de 1851 que reforma las leyes vigentes sobre imposición y cobraza de la Renta de Papel sellado, documentos de giro multas y penas de Cámara. Rubricado por Bravo Murillo, Ministro de Hacienda al Señor Visitador de Hacienda del distrito de Valencia. junto a la carta remitida por la Dirección de Rentas Estancadas al Governador de la provincia de Huesca. Excelente. Papel de gran calidad y muy bien conservado. Folio

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      1851 - BUFALINI MAURIZIO. APPUNTI PRESI ALLE LEZIONI ORALI DEL PROF. CAV. MAURIZIO BUFALINI, DI ME PACIFICO BARBANTI. 1851. (cm.16,5x11) ottima mz. pergamena antica. -- cc. 28 nn., cc. 4 bianche, pp. 186 numerate. Manoscritto autografo di Pacifico Barbanti in Italiano datato 1851. E' diviso in più parti, e le malattie sono descritte er cause, sintomi e terapia, con citazioni di vari medici. Contiene: tracheitide, bronchitide, pleuritide, pneumotide, edema, apoplessia polmonare; dell' oligotrofia, clorosi, diatesi, scrofolosa, scorbutica, de infiammazione ( cancerosa, latente, cancrena ), diatesi reumatica ecc. Interessante raccolta di appunti delle lezioni del celebre medico Bufalini M. ( Cesena 1787, Firenze 1875 ) che fu professore a Firenze, senatore nel 1860, e scrisse saggi sulla dottrina della vita ( 1813 ) e fondamenti di patologia analitica ( 1819 ). Combattè con il suo metodo analitico e sperimentale il vitalismo e le teorie di Brown all' epoca in auge. Scrisse dei ricordi e fu accademico della Crusca, dei Lincei, dei Georgofili. Minuta e chiara grafia, varie pagg. sono macchiate di polvere e alcune parole non sono leggibili. Altrimenti buona conservazione. Per notizie biografiche vedi: DIZ. BIOGR. DEGLI ITALIANI vol. 14 p. 799; CANTU IGN. " ITALIA SCIENT. " 91; GIUCCI G. " SCIENZ. ITAL. " 136.[f17] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The LITERATURE Of The SIXTEENTH And SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES Illustrated by Reprints of Very Rare Tracts. [containing] "Harry White His Homour." "The Two Italian Gentlemen." "Tailor's Travels." "Wyl Bucke." "The Book of Merry Riddles." "All for Money." "Wine , Beere, Ale, and Tobacco." "A New Booke of New Conceits." "Love's Garland."

      For Private Circulation Only., London: 1851 - Facsimile t.p. for 2 editions of "Riddles". Occasional spot of foxing. A VG+ copy. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Pale yellow eps. Professionally rebacked, with 60% of the original spine laid-down. 4to. 1st thus. Limited to 75 cc. 8, 236 pp. T.p. printed in Red & black. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les saints lieux. Pélerinage à Jérusalem, en passant par l'Autriche, la Hongrie, la Slavonie, les provinces danubiennes, Constantinople, l'Archipel, le Liban, la Syrie, Alexandrie, Malte, la Sicile et Marseille.

      Paris & Lyon, Gyot Frères, 1851. - Large 8vo. 2 vols. (2), IV, 447, (3) pp. (4), 490, (6) pp. With 9 (2 folding) lithogr. plates. Contemp. stamped calf with cover fillets; spine and leading edges gilt; gilt inner dentelle; white silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Signed "J. Hutter". Inscribed copy for Prince Metternich in contemporary signed master bindings, including a manuscript by Metternich bound within vol. 1. - First edition of this classic travel report, narrating an 1848 journey from Vienna to the Holy Land via Budapest and Constantinople. Library label of Prince Clemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich (1773-1859) on front pastedown; flyleaf inscribed by the author: "A Son Altesse, Le Prince de Metternich. Hommage respecteux de l'auteur. Vienne, le 15 mai 1852. Mislin". Below this, there is a later note by the author: "Le Prince a ma demande m'a rendu cet exemplaire lorsque je lui en donnai un de la seconde édition. Mislin. Vienne, le 25 Décembre 1857". In addition, vol. 1 contains a bifolium bound after p. 140, with 2½ pages of autograph notes by Metternich about the conflict between Christians and the Druze people, analysing the influence and interests of France and England in this dispute (with Mislin's confirmation of authenticity). "Mislin's writings show the signs of scholarship and they profit from their excellent style" (cf. Tobler). - Occasional insignificant browning, otherwise very finely preserved provenance copy in a splendid binding for one of the 19th century's pre-eminent statesmen. The Aboussouan copy (2nd ed. only) commanded £1,600 at Sotheby's in 1993. Röhricht 2177. Tobler 178f. (both "1852"). Cf. Aboussouan 647 (2nd ed. 1858). Weber I, 577 (1860 German ed.). Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires et correspondance De Jacques MALLET du PAN Pour servir à l'histoire de la révolution Française

      Amyot-J.Cherbuliez, Paris 1851 - Mémoires et correspondance de Jacques MALLET du PAN Pour servir à l'histoire de la révolution française recueillis et mis en ordre par A.Sayous (ancien professeur à l'Académie de Genève) Edition originale 1851,Paris-éditeur Amyot-J.Cherbuliez,In-8(14,5 x 22,5 cm),464 et 512 pages Reliure demi-cuir chagrin havane,dos lisse titré doré,plats jaspés couvertures conservées Etat: reliures frottées avec défaut du titre au tome 1, mors du tome 1 fendillé sur 3,5 cm néanmoins les ouvrages restent solides,rousseurs éparses,papier peu jauni,bon ensemble! Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749-1800),publiciste et observateur et informateur (au service de l'Angleterre et d el aFrance notamment) politique suisse,ses observations ,caractérisées par une rigueur et une profondeur, étaient restées peu connues jusqu'à Taine poids 1,700kg-(frais de port recommandé 15 euros) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Testimony: An Address Delivered at the schoolhouse of the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia, at the first opening of their school, on Sunday, the 4th of Nissan, 5611, (April 6th, 1851) by Isaac Leeser.

      C. Sherman, Printer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851 - pp.(2), 19 8vo. [Singerman 1195; Levine 8]. In his address at its official opening, Isaac Leeser pinned great hopes on the Philadelphia day school. His educational philosophy is best summed up in these words: ¿We purpose to combine elementary and afterwards scientific education with a gradual and progressive acquirement of Hebrew and religion . It is not to be as in other schools, a secondary matter whether the children learn Hebrew and religion or not, but they are to acquire these if nothing else even can be imparted¿ (page 12). When the school opened the next day (Monday), 22 students were enrolled. A month later, the student body had increased to 63. Eventually enrollment would peak at 170 students. Leeser developed a curriculum which afforded both English and Hebrew studies: geometry, natural history, rabbinic literature, German, French, Latin, Greek, botany and chemistry. Sessions took place five days a week. In 1878, ten years after Leeser¿s passing, Hebrew studies were reduced to supplemental programs. See Lance J. Sussman, Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism (1955), pp.204-205. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The One Primeval Language traced experimentally through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic Characters of Lost Powers From the Four Continents

      Richard Bentley 1851-1854, London - 3 Volumes. 8vo. 182pp. Dark green cloth, gold decoration and lettering on front, gold lettering on spines. One volume a leather wallet housing a large (36 x 24") linen-backed foldout chart comparing 45 different ancient alphabets. Illustrated throughout in offset lithography in text, plates and multiple fold out plates. Forster expounds on the interrelatedness of knowledge transmitted through a common ancient Egyptian language source. He believes that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Semitic alphabet have pictographic commonality that was then passed to Christianity. The third volume map is titled A Harmony of Primeval Alphabets. It compares the alphabets of Hebrew from Ethiopia, Arabic, Rosetta Enchorial Alphabet, the Etruscan Alphabet, and 39 other from around the world, even South America. The letters are organized by chart divided by language and type of letter. For example, you can see A, and scroll your eyes across the page to see all the various forms of the letter A, from every civilization from Babylonian to Celtiberian. One inch piece of spine chipped on leftmost side of spine on first volume. Age wear and scuffing to all volumes, but overall in very good condition for its age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. - "His career as a 'topographical landscape painter' took him to Ireland, France, Italy, Albania, Greece, the Near East, and India. Lear's travel books, like his drawings, watercolors, lithographs, and paintings, are expertly executed, sharp observations of the minutest details from all the countries he visited, many of which were hardly accessible to the contemporary traveler. The adventurous and pioneering sense that drove Lear compulsively to such remote outposts is perhaps one reason for the thrilling, crisp intensity and freshness conveyed in his art" (John Lehmann, Edward Lear and His World). Large octavo. [4], 428 pp. Map and twenty tinted lithographic plates. Original dark blue blindstamped cloth with gilt spine. Lightly chipped at spine ends, corners rubbed, back joint cracking, but cords sound, one and a half inch tear along back joint near top edge. Early ink donorÕs inscription on title-page, small marginal dampstain on map. Still, a very good copy, with the plates fresh and clean. First edition. Abbey, Travel, 45. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the London Docks, 1851.

      Lith. Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall,, London, 1851 - Docklands 595 by 920mm (23.5 by 36.25 inches). Hand-coloured lithograph plan, note to plan lower left, view of the London Docks lower right. The London docks, situated in Wapping, were built between 1799 and 1815 at a cost exceeding £5.5 million. London by this point had outgrown the wharves on the Thames, and more capacity was desperately needed. The principal architects were Daniel Alexander and John Rennie. The docks specialised in high-value items such as ivory, spices, coffee, cocoa, wine and wool. The docks would later be amalgamated with St. Katherine Docks.Scale: approx. 42 inches to 1 statute mile.

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      London: C Skeet, 1851 viii+376 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume XI. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841?"56 and 1859?"62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which whilom infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, earlier owner's stamp to title, some pencil notations through out, small circular label to spine heal, spine sunned, some occasional foxing to preliminary and title pages else a very good copy.

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      Chez J. Bry Aîné, Paris 1851 - RO40196591: 540 + 144 pages. Gravures en noir et blanc en frontispice et en page de titre. Illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titre et filets dorés sur le dos. Petite annotation en page de faux-titre. Très rare. Trad. par Le Maistre de Sacy. Illustré de 180 gravures d'après Raphaël, Michel-Ange, Rubens, Titien, Poussin, Lebrun. Annibal Carrache, Murillo, Lesueur, Paul Véronèse. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos très frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The "America" Winning the Match at Cowes for the [Club Cup] . open to Yachts of all Classes, and Nations from the original sketch taken [on] the spo[t b]y Oswald W. Brierj[ey]

      Ackermann & Co, London 1851 - The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America's Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America's Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a 'challenge' trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, . From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252 (includes a lengthy note on the subsequent history of the America ). Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton after Brierley, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs.

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        The Schooner Yacht "America", 170 Tons. (Formerly the Property of Commodore J.C. Stevens New York Yacht Club) To Captain The Honorable John de Blaquere This print is . dedicated

      Ackermann & Co, London 1851 - The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America's Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America's Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a 'challenge' trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, . From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252. Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 21 1/2 inches.

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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; Illustrated: Embracing A Life of the Poet, and Notes, Original and Selected and The Poetical Works of Shakespeare

      Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston 1851 - Eight volumes, rebound in half black leather with five raised bands and black cloth covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine set with a few scattered small scuffs on the leather, one volume has a bump and scuff at the top of the spine. A very nice looking set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brown's abridged Journal containing a brief Account of the Life, Trials and Travels of Geo. S. Brown, six Years a Missionary in Liberia, West Africa

      Press of Prescott & Wilson, Troy 1851 - Modern half calf over cloth, 8vo., pp. iv, 5-328, 330-353, 353-392. The spine divided in six compartments by five raised bands with gilt titles in the second compartment. New endpapers plus two (original) preliminary and trailing blanks. Occasionally some minor foxing, but generally a clean copy. The pages 329-352 misnumbered 330-353. Brown was born on July 25, 1801 on Newport Island, Rhode Island and died on April 23, 1886. He attended Cazenovia Seminary and once he completed his theological education he sailed to Liberia in 1836, where he served as a missionary for six years. Of the many 19th century missionary travelers in Africa who published books about their experiences in that continent this is one of the rarest with no auction records since 1975. George S. Brown is one of the very few black missionaries who published a book about his work there. A nice copy of a very rare book. Hess & Coger 6602. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Study of California Sequoia Tree

      Grass Valley, California: 1851-52 - Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) Study of California Pine and Sequoia Tree Grass Valley, California: 1851-52 Pencil drawing An early 19th-century lifelong world traveler, Frederick Catherwood was active in England, Central America, New York City and San Francisco during the early days of the Gold Rush. Of Scottish heritage, Catherwood was born in London, England in 1799 to a prosperous family. He worked as an apprentice architect and then studied at the Royal Academy in the 1820s, then completed his formal education in architecture at Oxford University. Although his training was in architecture, he decided his real passion in life was for art, especially images from his many travels of the sites of ancient cultures. Early in his career, Catherwood traveled up the Nile River as an expedition artist in 1824 with Englishman Robert Hay, and the expedition is credited with laying the foundations for Egyptian archeology. Catherwood later explored Central American jungles and visited Mayan ruins with fellow explorer John Lloyd Stephens in two trips between 1839 and 1841. From these explorations, Catherwood published 25 lithographs, a map, with text from over 200 original drawings, sepias, and watercolors in Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. At the height of the California Gold Rush in 1850 Catherwood moved to San Francisco and was appointed as an engineer on the first projected railway in California, the Benecia-Marysville Railroad. This study of a sequoia trees was drawn at Grass Valley (Nevada County), most likely while Catherwood was working as a railroad engineer. No other drawings, apart from the drawings from this set, from Catherwood’s time in California (1850-52) appear to have survived. By 1853, Catherwood had left California. He died on September 20, 1854, after a French vessel rammed the boat on which he was sailing from Liverpool to the United States.

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        Collected Works of Charles Emmanuel

      -65 - Paris - Lemoine, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of several works by Charles Emmanuel bound into one volume, including Astronomie Nouvelle ou Erreurs Des Astronomies,Conferences Astronomiques, Deviation du Pendule et Le Mouvement De La Pendule,and La Camarilla Scientifique. To the front blank an original letter from the author written in his native frenchhas been neatly included as a fold-out feature. The letter is dated '31 July 1865'. In text illustrations and diagrams included within. In French. Condition: In a blind stamped morocco binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the top and tail of the spine and corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, age toned in parts but generally bright, clean with just the odd spot. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Comprising the Plants of the Royal Gardens of Kew and other Botanical Establishments in Great Britain with suitable descriptions.

      Pub. Reeve. 1851 - This is Volume VII of the Third Series (or Vol. LXXVII of the whole work). Original blind tooled boards in very good condition with light wear to spine ends. Lacks ffep, title and dedication pages. A little foxing to text. Sixty-nine hand-coloured plates beautifully clean including 3 fold-out plates. VG. to fine. Plates by Walter Hood Fitch. Beautifully illustrated including plates dedicated to Helleborus Atra-Rubens, Lilium Wallichianum, Dracaena Draco (Dragon’s-blood Tree) & Berberis Darwinii and Orchids including Mormodes Atro-Purpurea and Epidendrum Verrucosum. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales

      London, Shrewsbury and Chester: Chapman and Hall, 1851 and The Border Counties of Cheshire, Salop, Hereford and Monmouth, from the first invasion of Julius Caesar to the friendly visit of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria.... In a superb full brown leather, highly decorative tooling to edges, edges are rounded, a little wear to corners and edges. Spine, has lots of gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, raised bands. A superb binding. Internally, lots of gilt tooling on turn ins, red marbled endpapers, ffep has small label of C Taylor binder of Ludlow, portrait frontis, title page in red and black ink within double lined border, (xvii), [3], 496 pp, 49 illustrations, 17 steel engravings, (all as called for), printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London. This is an oddity as it looks like a first limited edition, with all the coloured plates, but states itself as being a 2nd edition. A superb copy in a wonderful binding!(Allibone 1514. COPAC. WorldCat)PARRY, publisher and antiquary, was responsible for the publication of several Welsh books , e.g. Coffhad am y Parch. Daniel Rowlands, by John Owen, 1839, and The Poetical Works of Richard Llwyd, 1837. Parry wrote the memoir which forms the preface to this book, and he also edited and published Blodau Arfon, sef gwaith Dewi Wyn, 1842. He was a successful competitor on historical essays at eisteddfodau. He published Historical Researches on the Flintshire Castles, 1830, which was submitted by him to Denbigh Eisteddfod, 1830, and later his essay Undeb Cymru a Lloegr, 1837, which had been awarded the prize at Tegeingl eisteddfod held at Trelawnyd in 1829. He was well known for his contributions to the topography of the Principality and his authorship of various works for the use of travellers in North Wales; Cambrian Mirror, 1843 (with three other editions); Railway Companion from Chester to Holyhead, 1848 (2nd ed. 1849); Railway Companion from Chester to Shrewsbury. His last and most important work was Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales, which he published in 1850 (2nd ed. 1851). See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Bodensee-Panorama auf 10 Blätter, Originaltitel:PANORAMA des BODENSEES,

      Lindau 1851, mit Verlagsstempel Carl Mayer Nürnberg,. Stahlradierung, 10 lose Blätter a 49.5x35.0cm, einige Blätter etwas stockfleckig, Plattenrand,. very detailed map of Lake of Constance in 10 sheets, steel-etchings,

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        James A. Garfield?s signed copy of ?A Grammar of the Latin Language? with over 30 words in his hand

      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. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. 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, and one of these books is described below:Book signed ?James A. Garfield / Hiram Ohio / Aug 28 1851? in pencil on first blank flyleaf. ?A Grammar of the Latin Language; for the Use of Schools and Colleges? by E.A. Andrews and S. Stoddard. The Eighteenth Edition. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1850, 323 pps, 4.5? x 7?. Lower blank portion of flyleaf torn away. Worn corners and edges. Reinforced separation at inside hinges. Garfield?s

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