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      [Bookseller: Librería Tormos]
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        Notes of a Residence in the Canary Islands, the South of Spain and Algiers; Illustrative of the State of Religion in those Countries.

      London: Francis & John Rivington: First edition 1851 - 8vo., xvi, 348 pages, tinted lithograph frontispiece showing 'The Peak of Teneriffe', some light occasional scattered spotting mainly to margins of frontispiece, bound in the original blindstamped cloth with spine titled in gilt, lightly marked. A generally VG+ copy in the original binding of this scarce work. (Garcia-Romeral, 495). The author having fallen into ill health, was recommended by his medical advisor to spend a winter abroad; after long pondering where he should go, he sailed for Madeira, and spent some months there in the winter of 1848. Not deriving particular benefit from the climate of Madeira, he continued his voyage to the Canary Islands, where, having sojourned for a time, he sailed to Cadiz. He spent the following winter in Spain, and then crossed the Mediterranean, paying a short visit to the opposite countries of Morocco and Algiers. The first account of the Canary Islands in English since 'The History of the Discovery and Conquest of the Canary Islands' by George Glass, London 1764. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson (Bookseller)]
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        Le Terme Acquasantane illustrate (Le terme di Acquasanta presso Ascoli nel Piceno di proprietà del nobile signore conte cavaliere Orazio Piccolomini Centini).

      - Roma, Tipografia Puccinelli alla Chiesa Nuova, 1851. Cart. recente in stile. Occhietto, 108 pp., 1 c.b., 4 belle tavole litogr. a freschi colori dell'epoca (2 ripieg.), 1 tab. a stampa ripieg.

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        Rambles beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken a-foot. With Illustrations by Henry C. Brandling

      Richard Bentley 1851 - 8vo., First Edition, with a tinted lithographed frontispiece (skilfully mounted on pale cartridge) and 11 tinted lithographed plates; late-nineteenth century half calf, neatly rebacked with new endpapers to style, old blind-tooled backstrip laid down, original gilt-ruled morocco labels preserved (title-label with two gilt letters reinforced), sprinkled edges, an unusually bright, clean and carefully restored copy with virtually no trace of the usual foxing. The plates were engraved by M & N Hanhart from illustrations by Brandling. This is the scarce original edition of Collins' third book, following his biography of his father 'Memoirs of the Life of William Collins' (2v, 1848) and his first novel 'Antonina' (3v., 1850). It is arguably his best-remembered work, together with his two later novels 'The Woman in White' (1860) and 'The Moonstone' (1868). Very nice copy of an uncommon and notable account, and a mainstay of any Cornish collection. Sadleir, 'Excursions' p.137, gives the date of publication (from the Bentley Catalogue) as 30 January 1851; Anderson, p.70; CBEL III, p.481; Parrish, pp.14-16; Wolff, 1374. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Rambles beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken a - foot. With Illustrations by Henry C. Brandling

      Richard Bentley, 1851 1851 8vo., First Edition, with a tinted lithographed frontispiece (skilfully mounted on pale cartridge) and 11 tinted lithographed plates; late - nineteenth century half calf, neatly rebacked with new endpapers to style, old blind - tooled backstrip laid down, original gilt - ruled morocco labels preserved (title - label with two gilt letters reinforced), sprinkled edges, an unusually bright, clean and carefully restored copy with virtually no trace of the usual foxing. The plates were engraved by M & N Hanhart from illustrations by Brandling. This is the scarce original edition of Collins' third book, following his biography of his father 'Memoirs of the Life of William Collins' (2v, 1848) and his first novel 'Antonina' (3v., 1850). It is arguably his best - remembered work, together with his two later novels 'The Woman in White' (1860) and 'The Moonstone' (1868). Very nice copy of an uncommon and notable account, and a mainstay of any Cornish collection. Sadleir, 'Excursions' p.137, gives the date of publication (from the Bentley Catalogue) as 30 January 1851; Anderson, p.70; CBEL III, p.481; Parrish, pp.14 - 16; Wolff, 1374.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Autograph Letter Signed in English to Dr Pasquier, 4 pages 8vo (opaque mounting tape adhering to the final page, note of identification at the head), no place, 11 January 1851.

      - Conveying instructions for the taking of daguerreotypes for use in his work, and giving orders for the selling and reproduction of his pictures and other items of business. '. as to my Picture of the Wellington, the lowest price I want is £120. Therefore let them decide at once (that Price without the Frame). .' ''Don't let Mr Villiers forget about the horse, and tell him that soon I would repay him but that I must have the finest thoroughbred charger in England. .' ''Lasalle is making the lithograph of the Madonna - exactly the size in every way of the Christ. It will be finer, in every respect it is the opinion of many of the finest artists here. .'Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Album des bords de la Loire.

      Compose de 50 magnifiques gravures sur acier. repr. les villes, bourgs et chateaux les plus remarquables de la source de ce fleuve a son embouchure dans l'ocean. Tours, Lecesne, 1851. 50 Fine steelengr. views by Rouargue Freres. Folio oblong , orig. dec. gilt cloth, edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat DE VRIES & DE VRIES]
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        Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book, Designed to facilitate Correspondence between Cities and Towns, and the Mining Districts in California, and all parts of the United States

      San Francisco / New York: Thompson & Hitchcock / Nesbit & Co. Stationers. 1851. 24mo. (12 cm.). Glazed purple wrappers printed in gold. Fine in what we believe to be a fine example of the original unprinted envelope. Sold by Gregory's United States & California Express, this is a "blank book" which the correspondent would purchase, fill with correspondence, and mail, in order to facilitate easy communications. An unused copy in beautiful condition (and regrettably so, as we would rather have seen it filled with lurid first hand accounts of the gold fields). OCLC locates two copies (under two different entries: Yale, Huntington). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript.

      O. O. [wohl Bonn], [um 1851].. 1 S. Qu.-12mo (80:139 mm).. &quote;O mein Deutschland, will dein Jammer | breiter, täglich breiter werden? | Finden deine besten Söhne | Keinen Platz auf deutscher Erden? | Klingt der bittre Fluch des Flüchtlings | Durch der Angeln Land und Hessen? | Wird so deutsche Lieb' und Treue | Deinen Tapfern zugemessen?&quote; - Anfang 1851 hatte die brasilianische Regierung mehrere Tausend schleswig-holsteinische Soldaten für den Kriegsdienst in Argentinien angeworben, die zwar zum Einsatz gelangen, jedoch keinen Sold ausgezahlt bekommen sollten. - Abgedruckt in: E. M. Arndt, Ausgewählte Werke in 16 Bänden. Bd. III. Hrsg. Heinrich Weisner und Robert Geerds. Leipzig, Max Hesse Verlag, 1908. - An den Rändern etwas knapp beschnitten und mit kl. Papierdurchbruch in der vorletzten bzw. letzten Zeile (hierdurch geringf. Buchstabenverlust).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age. Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper.

      Victor Masson, Paris 1851 - Delabarre, Antoine (1819-78). Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age, et des moyens de les combattre. xvi, 135, [1]pp., 32-page publisher's catalogue. Wood-engraved text illustrations. Paris: Victor Masson, 1851. 222 x 144 mm. (uncut). Original printed wrappers, spine worn and chipped with partial loss. Minor foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Hommage de l'auteur a Mr. le Docteur Chemin. Delabarre."First Edition. A treatise on dental problems in young children and on the means of treating them, by the surgeon-dentist of the Foundling and Orphan's Hospital of Paris. Delabarre is best known for having introduced the use of gutta-percha in dental prostheses. Hoffmann-Axthelm, pp. 264 & 293. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Studies Of Ornamental Design

      London: John Weale, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. Rebacked, brown cloth, green aubergine cloth, and leather corners. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. Folio, 58 x 40 cm. 2 parts in one vol., chromolithographed title by Day & Son after Richardson part I, tinted title to part II, lithographed dedications, 16 lithographed plates by Day & Son after Digby Wyatt, Richardson and others (6 chromolithographs, 6 tinted and 2 in outline), the 7 text leaves printed within decorative lithographed borders. Lacks engraved titles, parts 1 and 2. ABBEY LIFE 55. Interior contents fresh, clean and bright, upper corner front free endpaper torn away, leather corners bumped and scuffed.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Les oeuvres et les hommes : Les philosophes et les écrivains religieux. - Les historiens politiques et littéraires.

      Amyot 1851 - - Amyot, Paris 1851, 12x19cm pour chacun des volumes, 2 volumes brochés. - Editions originales pour chacun des volumes, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, au crayon de papier, à un proche ami : "à Hervé/ Inoubliable - inoublié" sur le premier volume. Dos du premier volume fendillé, un mors fragile, ex-dono à la plume en tête du premier plat du second volume, quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        &quote;Liste der Mitglieder der botanischen Section der XXVIII. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte in Gotha&quote; mit 31 eigenh. U.

      [Gotha, September 1851].. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. Unter den Anwesenden waren u. a. die Ärzte, Mediziner und Forscher Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898; Nr. 2), Alexander Ecker (1816-1887; Nr. 15), Joseph von Gerlach (1820-1896; Nr. 14), Wilhelm Hofmeister (1824-1877; Nr. 4), Matthias Schleiden (1804-1881; Nr. 28), August Röse (1821-1873; Nr. 9), Franz Eilhard Schulze (1840-1921; Nr. 13), August Garcke (1819-1904; Nr. 18 und 23), Oskar Schmidt (1823-1886; Nr. 27), Berthold Sigismund (1819-1864), Hermann Schacht (1814-1864; Nr. 24) sowie der Verleger und Musikbibliograph Friedrich Hofmeister (1782-1864; Nr. 3). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt; an den Rändern leicht angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène par le Comte de Las Cases, suivi du Mémorial de MM. les docteurs O'Meara et Antommarchi [Francesco], Médecins de Napoleon à Sainte-Hélène et de la relation du retour des cendres de l'Empereur, 2 Bände (= alles),:

      Paris, Garnier Freres, o.J. (laut KVK: 1847, in einem anderen KVK-Katalog: 1851), - vermutl. Erstausgabe dieser Ausgabe, Bd. 1: 516 S., Bd. 2: 646 S. + 48 S. mit Frontispiz von Napoleon in Bd. I und Las Cases in Bd. 2 sowie zwei Karten, einem Kupferstich und einem Grundrissplan in Bd. 1 und zwei Kupferstiche in Bd. 2, unten auf den Rücken ist in goldenen Buchstaben jeweils "H.v.H" (wohl Hugo von Hofmannsthal) eingeprägt, Text: französisch, original Halbpergament-Prachteinbänfde mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Einbände zart berieben, Rücken stellenw. mit winzigen Fleckchen, Schnitt deutlicher innen ein wenig stockfleckig, sonst schön, sauberes Exemplare Information in English and more .jpgs are available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Orban & Streu GbR]
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        The Art Journal illustrated catalogue : The industry of all nations 1851

      London : published for the proprietors, by George Virtue [Bradbury & Evans printers], [1851], 1851. 1st Edition. Physical description: xxvi, 328p., xvi, viii, viii, viii, xxii, illus, engravings ; fol. 32cm. Subjects: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Decorative arts -- Exhibitions. Industrial arts -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions. Contents: History of the Great Exhibition. -- Art-Journal illustrated catalogue. -- The science of the exhibition / by Robert Hunt. -- The harmony of colours a exemplified in the exhibition / by Mrs. Merrifield. -- On the vegetable world as contributing to the Great Exhibition / by Edward Forbes. -- The machinery of the Exhibition as applied to textile manufactures / by Lewis D.B. Gordon. -- The Exhibition as a lesson in taste / by Ralph Nicholson Wornum. Notes: Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Printer named at foot of title page and in the preface. Title page engraved. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; list of illustrations at front. Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Titles blocked direct in gilt to spine. Raised bands. All edges marbled. Scattered foxing through prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Tales and Traditions of Hungary. 3 volume set

      London Henry Colburn 1851. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine scuffed [First Edition] Half leather marbled board cover 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 327pp; 305pp; 310pp.

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        A treatise on political economy

      New York, P.Putnam 1851 - One volume in small 8vo; pp. VIII, 339, (3), 1 leaf blank; original purple cloth, covers with blind-stamped decorations, spine expertly re-backed using the old spine label with gilt lettering, mild toning towards edges, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition, rare. G. Opdyke (1805-1880) had only a rudimentary country school education, but an enterprising spirit. In 1832 he became a textile importer and a leading figure for the Chamber of Commerce in New York. Besides business and politics he kept up reading and studying, among others, Jefferson, J.St. Mill, Bentham and Comte. In 1851 he published his treatise on political economy with the aim to supply a work suitable for America's republican institutions and as a reply to J.St. Mill's "Principles of political economy". (Dorfman II, pp. 755-758). Menger c. 495-496 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan

      Mejico: Impresas por M.N. de la Vega, 1851.

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        Assault of Contreras

      1851 - This 17" x 23" chromolithograph depicts the Battle of Contreras from the Mexican American War. Linen tape on bottom margin evidence of previous binding. Mild foxing and staining around margins.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      "Ch.", 22. Dezember 1851.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Doppelblatt. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An den Buchhändler Wilhelm Hertz: "Ewr. Wohlgeboren ersuche ich ganz ergebenst, dem Uiberbringer diejenigen Bücher mitzugeben, welche ich verflossenen Dienstag bestellt habe, und die ich schon gestern hätte erhalten sollen [...]". Der Sohn Barthold Georg Niebuhrs wurde 1854 Kabinettsrat des preußischen Königs und Mitglied des Staatsrats. 1852/53 gehörte er dem preußischen Abgeordnetenhaus an. Seit der Revolution von 1848 ein entschiedener Parteigänger der konservativen Partei in Preußen sowie Mitarbeiter der "Kreuz-Zeitung" und des "Magdeburger Correspondenten", zählte Niebuhr zu den einflußreichsten Beratern Friedrich Wilhelms IV. und wurde von diesem mehrfach mit wichtigen diplomatischen Missionen betraut. - Bl. 2 mit Resten einer Verschlußmarke.

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      198 pages with 23 plates. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and black label with gilt lettering to spine. 79 plates with one (Buffalo Dance) folding and some with a single tint, in this first or early issue there are errors in the list of illustrations corrected in later issues viz. Landscapes, etc., 23 plates, numbered as 1-13, 15-23 plus one unnumbered at end; Mammals, 6 plates; Birds, 5 plates, numbered 1, 3-6 (plate 2, Struthus Canicops, Woodhouse, male is called for but not present and most likely not to be found in this issue); Reptiles 21 plates, with 10a misnumbered as 10, 12 as 13, and 13 as 16; Fishes, 3 plates; Plants, 21 plates, plate 21 Aploppus Nuttalii present but not called for. Lacks map. (Senate Executive Document 59) (Howes: 528) 1st edition.After the conquest of New Mexico and California it was apparent that transportation and communications needed to be improved between these new territories and the rest of the United States east of the Mississippi. Geographical knowledge of most of this area, particularly northwestern New Mexico (now northern Arizona), was very limited and inaccurate. Some maps of the day showed a river system that might provide a possible navigable water corridor between New Mexico and the Gulf of California via the Zuni, Little Colorado, and Colorado Rivers. In September of 1851 Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, along with a small crew of topographers, naturalists, artists, and support personnel, and an escort of 30 infantrymen left the Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico by pack train with instructions to explore and map the Zuni and Colorado Rivers and evaluate their navigability in light of a possible impending war with the Mormons in Utah. They traveled southwest along the Zuni River to its mouth and then headed northwest along the Little Colorado, intending to follow it to the Colorado. When they reached Grand Falls (northwest of present-day Winslow, Arizona) their guide, Antoine Leroux, advised them that it was unwise to follow the river any further because it flowed in a deep canyon for the rest of its course and emptied into the great canyon of the Colorado River. They left the river and struck off due west around the north side of the San Francisco Mountains, discovering the Wupatki Indian Ruins along the way, and looped southwestward around the south side of Bill Williams Mountain. The rest of their westward march followed near the future alignment of Route 66 to the Colorado River near the modern town of Bullhead City, Arizona. After a difficult march south along the Colorado River they reached Camp Yuma on November 30. Of course, Sitgreaves discovered that the Zuni and Little Colorado Rivers were not at all navigable and would be useless to transport troops and supplies. The Colorado River, however, was found to be navigable along the entire distance that he explored. Sitgreaves' official report, "Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers in 1851," was published in 1853.Condtion:Foxing, lacks map, all other plates present as called for in Howes, some folding. Rebound in attractive three quarter leather else a about very good.

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

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

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        The Works of W.H. Prescott. Including: The Conquest of Mexico, The Conquest of Peru, Ferdinand and Isabella. Phillip the Second, and Charles the Fifth

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851., 1851. 10 volumes; Large 8vo. (23 x 35cm). A lovely set in contemporary full calf with twin, red and green titles to spines with gilt and blank tooled box design, coat of arms in gilt to two compartments; same gilt coat of arms to centre of boards with gilt rule; marbled end papers and edges. Lightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate of A.W.W. Steel to paste downs with old tiny blue bookseller's label. With portrait frontispieces. The Seventh Edition. Markings to a few boards. Shows extremely well.

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        Funding Garibaldi with the Italian National Loan. Autograph letter in English, signed.

      no date [1851?], [London] - 112 x 90 mm; 2 pages, mounted to blank leaf. Stationer's chop at upper right corner. Salutation ("Dear William") that Mazzini reserved exclusively for his friend William Henry Ashurst (1792-1855), the British radical who helped found the Friends of Italy society. Mounting strip to blank leaf. Horizontal fold The 19th-century political philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini, along with Garibaldi and Cavour, brought about the unification of modern Italy from petty states, often dominated from abroad. He lived much of his life in exile in London (fertile home to other continental radicals such as Marx, Engels, Kossuth and Ledru-Rollin), intent on realizing his ideas for a liberal, unified Italian state. An attempt to establish a republic in Rome in 1849, with Mazzini as one of the executive officers, failed violently. By 1851, Mazzini was back in London, unfazed by defeat, starting from scratch to raise funds and enthusiasm for a fresh attempt. To this end, he enlisted his friend and fellow radical William Henry Ashurst in developing a scheme to sell bonds--the Italian National Loan--that would be guaranteed by the yet unborn Republic of Italy. The present letter, undated but probably 1851, is certainly directed to Ashurst, asking him to entrust "the authenticated document" to the bearer, a man named "Profumo." The text goes on in imperfect English, "Yesterday I was a long while in your room; I left at half past four. I hoped Ledru [-Rollin] had not been in the interval. Will you take home with you half of the shares? I shall take them the first time I come to you. Or, if you have them ready and it doesn't cost you any trouble, give them to Graf. That will be the end of it. Addio. Your very affectionate Joseph Mazzini." Modern Italy became a nation-state on March 17, 1861.

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        Katalog der Bibliothek des k.k. Hof- Mineralien-Cabinettes in Wien.

      Vienna, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1851.. 4to (27 : 19.5 cm). XII, 232, (2) p. Contemporary marbled boards, decently gilt spine with red label.. The first printed catalogue of the fine library held by the Austrian court cabinet of minerals, meteorites and fossils. There are 2869 entries of which c. 400 concern paleontology, 30 meteorites and about 600 topography and travel. In fact this ,excellent catalog' (Schuh, Partsch 5) is a bibliography of the earth sciences up to mid-19th century. - ,Ein mit der gründlichsten Sachkenntniss in wissenschaftliche Form gebrachter Katalog der mineralogischen Abtheilung des K.K. Wiener Naturalienkabinets (einer der grossartigsten zum Ressort des K.K. Hofstaats gehörigen Anstalten) ... der bei dem grossen Reichthume der Bibliothek zugleich als Uebersicht der gesammten mineralogischen Litteratur betrachtet werden darf' (Petzholdt, p. 567). - Provenance: Contemporary stamps ,Königliche Bergwerks-Bibliothek' (Royal Mining Library) in Hannover on recto and verso of title, crowned initials and crossed hammers gilt to spine. The collection was integrated into the Clausthal mining library in 1868, most probably with subsequent duplicate sales. - Hinges a bit chafed, corners bumped. Old pencil signatures on title, else a fresh and large copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller & Draheim GbR]
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        Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Army of the United States. June 1851. From the original text and drawings in the War Department

      William H. Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia 1851 - Original grey paper-covered limp boards, blue/grey title label on upper cover, rebacked with green cloth. (Extremities worn, corners rounded) Modern cloth box with leather label. In a modern clamshell box. First edition of this rare colour-plate book recording the uniform and dress of the mid-19th century United States Army This work was published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, "military furnishers" of Philadelphia: established in 1815, they were the country's leading military outfitters throughout the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. The plates, drawn by G.C. Humphries, were presumably used by Hortsmann, in conjunction with the text, to explain to customers what they were entitled to wear; the official nature of the work being emphasized by the facsimile endorsments on each plate by the Adjutant General. The attractive plates are ably executed in lithography by P.S. Duval, one of the leading lithographic printers of the time. They consist of five chromolithographic images showing 19 full-length views of various ranks and regiments within the US Army; followed by 16 plates of details of uniforms (4 partially or completely hand-coloured); 2 plates of swords; and ending with coloured plates of "horse furniture." The text reprints the relevant regulations concerning the dress-code for officers and enlisted men, including members of the topographical engineers, dragoons, and cadets. Not in Bennett or McGrath; Sabin 68957 (an apparent variant, with all 25 plates coloured). (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). 25 lithographic plates by P.S. Duval after G.C. Humphries (5 printed in colours, 6 hand-coloured). (Occasional small chips to margins of plates and first few leaves of text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, [1851]. - 13,[1]pp., plus twenty-five plates by P.S. Duval after G.C. Humphries (five printed in colors, six handcolored). Folio. Original grey paper- covered limp boards, blue/grey title label on upper cover, rebacked with green cloth. Extremities worn, corners rounded. Occasional small chips to margins of plates and first few leaves of text. Else very good. In a modern cloth box, leather label. First edition of this rare color plate book recording the uniform and dress of the mid-19th-century United States Army. This work was published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, "military furnishers" of Philadelphia: established in 1815, they were the country's leading military outfitters throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th. The plates, drawn by G.C. Humphries, were presumably used by Hortsmann, in conjunction with the text, to explain to customers what they were entitled to wear; the official nature of the work being emphasized by the facsimile endorsements on each plate by the Adjutant General. The attractive plates are ably executed in lithography by P.S. Duval, one of the leading lithographic printers of the time. They consist of five chromolithographic images showing nineteen full-length views of various ranks and regiments within the US Army; followed by sixteen plates of details of uniforms (four partially or completely handcolored); two plates of swords; and ending with colored plates of "horse furniture." The text reprints the relevant regulations concerning the dress code for officers and enlisted men, including members of the topographical engineers, dragoons, and cadets. Not in Bennett or McGrath. COLAS 2520. SABIN 68957 (an apparent variant, with all 25 plates colored).

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

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        History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia

      Wheeling : H. Hoblitzell, 1851-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 416 pages, 4 of 5 pl., ill.; 23 cm. Bound in publishers black cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Gilt tooled embossment to front board. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Chipping to head and tail of spine. Hinges cracked. Lacking first blank pages and frontis. Clean, unmarked pages. Foxing throughout. Some pencil notation on a few pages. HOWES D226. AYER 62. STREETER III 1347. FIELD 415. SABIN 19308. DECKER 43:121. EBERSTADT 127:162. <br><br>De Hassâ&#128;&#153;s history on the Indians Wars of Western Virginia, now modern day West Virginia, is a history of native resistance to the Euro-American occupation of the Ohio Valley, documents the settlement period of West Virginia history, from the 1750s to the 1790s. When European or colonial governments were directly engaged, specific conflicts acquired formal names, such as the French and Indian War (1754â&#128;&#147;63), Pontiacâ&#128;&#153;s Rebellion (1763), and Lord Dunmoreâ&#128;&#153;s War (1774). But notwithstanding the large-scale engagements and formal treaties that marked the named episodes, raids and counter-raids by small groups of fighters were typical of the period, and hostilities constantly occurred outside of the boundaries implied by the European system of naming and dating. â&#128;&#152;â&#128;&#152;Border warfare,â&#128;&#157; is a more apt description of what actually took place.<br>Indian raids usually struck at the western edge of white settlement, which meant that the fighting shifted from east to west: from the Greenbrier, upper New River, and upper Potomac valleys during the 1750s into the 1770s, to the Monongahela country (which then included the present Northern Panhandle) during the 1770s and 1780s, to the Kanawha and middle Ohio valleys, including Kentucky, during the 1780s and 1790s. But no part of the frontier was entirely safe until Indians began withdrawing from their Ohio homelands after the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. <br>Pitched battles such as occurred at the Monongahela (1755), Point Pleasant (1774), and Fort Henry (Wheeling; 1777, 1782) were the exceptions rather than the rule in border warfare. Generally the conflict exhibited the classic forms of guerrilla war: raids, ambushes, sneak attacks, massacres, and atrocities on both sides. <br> Both sides furnished examples of warrior-heroes. Among the Indians were the Seneca Corn planter (1737?â&#128;&#147;1835) and the Shawnee Cornstalk (d. 1777), both of whom were celebrated warriors who later became political leaders. White Indian fighters associated with West Virginia, and depicted in this book, were Samuel Brady (1758â&#128;&#147;1796), Jesse Hughes (1750â&#128;&#147;1829), and especially Lewis Wetzel (1763â&#128;&#147;1808), â&#128;&#152;â&#128;&#152;the Boone of northwestern Virginia.â&#128;&#153;â&#128;&#153; According to his modern biographer, Daniel Boone killed only three Indians during an entire lifetime on the frontier, thanks to his Quaker values and good-natured respect for the natives. Wetzel, on the other hand, was a classic frontier Indian hater, who is known to have hunted Indians for sport as well as defense.

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        Description of the British Palaeozoic Fossils in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge: Part II, First and Second Fasciculus;

      Cambridge, University Press 1851 - Containing Radiata and Articulata & Lower and Middle Palaeozoic Mollusca. HARDBACK, original half-calf, with gilt lettering, bands and raised bands on spine, gilt embossed emblem on front cover, first fasciculus; pages: advertisement iii-iv, table of genera [i], 184, plates and plate descriptions 1A-1G, 3A-3D, second fasciculus; pages: advertisement, iii-viii, table of genera [i], 185-406, plates and plate descriptions, 1H, 1I, 1K, 1L, 2A-2B, appendix A, vii, roy. 4to. (9.75" x 12.25"), Sion College Library stamp on verso of title-page, otherwise a very fine copy of a scarce item. (The Real McCoy!) 2.3Kg

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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]

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      Berlin: J. Hesse, [ca. ]. 1851 - Handcolored lithographic print, 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Minute browning and edge wear in margins. Color bright and clean. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Variant issue, without priority, of this delightful early view of Sacramento, showing the city inland from the harbor, complete with bustling streets and wharf. In the harbor are two ships flying American flags, one steamer, and what is presumably a Mexican vessel. One large building facing the water is adorned with an elephant across the upper portion of its facade. The elephant figured prominently in the gold rush mythos. Those who said they "saw the elephant" meant that they had been there and seen the big show (as in "went to the circus and saw the elephant"). Thus, an early example of California billboard advertising. The print was most likely extracted from the German MAGAZIN IN BERLIN. and has an unrelated image on the verso. Reps locates only four copies. A rare California view. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS 218.

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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).

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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.

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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

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        Canada Quebec & Fort

      Goupil & Co., New York/Paris 1851 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Drawn from nature by Aug. Kollner. Lith. by Deroy. Printed by Jacomme & Co. Sheet size: 12 x 15 1/4". Inventory#: p1469pmat.

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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.

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