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        Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume III June to November 1851 [Moby-Dick, The Town-Ho's Story]

      Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1851. Half leather binding over textured floral patterned cloth. Volume III, June to November. A handsome volume, which contains the story "Town's Ho" by Herman Melville, which would later become Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Contains the first of any material from Moby Dick to ever be published. In Good+ Condition. Contents firmly bound. Former owner name penned to front free end paper, and in pencil on title page. No marking in text, though pages show heavy foxing throughout. Boards show rubbing and edge wear. Solid binding, with beautiful raised bands and gilt stamping at spine still strong. An impressive volume of historical note.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Instructions nautiques (partie des côtes septentrionales de France comprise entre le phare des Héaux de Brehat et le phare du cap de la Hague

      Dépot général de la marine,Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1851 - Fort volume in-4 relié pleine toile bleue (reliure moderne), VIII et 543 pages, bien complet des XVI planches hors-texte contenant les vues de profil des côtes, Polak 3941. Ouvrage publié sous le ministère de M. Chasseloup -Laubat. "Il s'agit des premières instructions officielles et complètes pour naviguer au large des côtes françaises, elles sont très détaillées, 40 pages sont consacrés à Saint-Malo et à ses environs" source le livre maritime français au siècle des lumières, édition et diffusion des connaissances maritimes aux presses de l'université Paris Sorbonne ; très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schiefertafel-Bilder zu deutschen Kinder Liedern (Kinderliedern). Mit 25 (!) lith. Tafeln (inkl. Titel), 1 Bl. Vorwort.

      Leipzig, Romberg (1851). qu.4°. (24 x 30 cm) Ill. Halbleinen d. Zt. Deckelkanten stark beschabt, Deckel fleckig, die Tafeln insgesamt gut mit nur leichten Griffspuren.. Wegehaupt II, 2933/ S. 267 - Eine Tafel ("Ich wollt um tausend Jahre nicht, dass mir der Kopf ab wäre") liegt doppelt vor!

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        Colton's Township Map of the State of Wisconsin, Compiled from the United States Surveys, & Other Authentic Sources

      J.H. Colton, New York 1851 - "Drawn by George W. Colton Engraved by J. M. Atwood New York." Full period color, 23¾ x 27¾ inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper left. First edition. Karpinski notes later editions of 1852, 1854, 1855, 1856, etc. Townships and settlement are restricted to the south and east, with northern and western Wisconsin completely devoid of development. One railroad runs from Milwaukee west to Waukesha. Not in Rumsey. Karrow 6, 1706. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes (Slave Sale Broadside)

      [Charleston, South Carolina}, 1851. Broadside. Good. Broadside. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Approximately 8" x 10". Broadside printed on stiff, dark tan paper. Dampstains, creasing and small tears with old paper reinforcement and repair on reverse. Advertises the sale of twenty-five slaves (by name, age, and skill) to be held at Ryan's Mart (the largest slave market in Charleston) on 5 September 1851. Includes "prime" field hands, a cook, a carpenter, and young teenager with a "slight defect in knee from a broken leg." De Saussure was one of the preeminent slave traders in Charleston and lived in a large, beautiful house on East Battery not far from Ryan's Mart. Interestingly, the auction must not have not have been successful as near identical broadsides were published a year later advertising the sale of the same slaves. Quite scarce. This particular broadside is not listed in WorldCat, the Library of Congress, or the Smithsonian, however at least five other De Saussure slave auction posters are held by various institutions.

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        Social Statics: Or, The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, And the First of Them Developed

      London: John Chapman 1851, 1851. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii; 476. Bound in nineteenth century purple blind-stamped morocco. Internally clean, some shelfwear, printed paper label applied to spine, possibly recased or repaired to joints, backstrip sunned. A very good copy of this important scientific text in which the author first considers 'fitness' in relation to naturalist evolution; Spencer was a British Polymath who, in 1864, coined the famous phrase 'survival of the fittest' after reading 'The Origin of Species'. Darwin himself appropriated Spencer's phrase and used it alongside his own term 'natural selection' in his revised fifth edition of 'Origin' (1869).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p. o. d.. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium.. To Emile Schuffenecker, thanking him for arranging for Gauguin to travel to Paris by train: "Grand merci de votre lettre et de son envoi. Justement j'ai ecrit a Bernard mon desir de partir pour Paris donc votre offre pour m'envoyer le voyage tombe a point et je l'accepte de grand coeur. Du reste a Paris je vais me debrouiller pour vendre quelque chose, vous serez donc rembourse je crois en peu de temps. Le 4 ou le 5 je me mets en chemin de fer. Et si je ne reussis pas pour le Toukin je vais tacher de travailler en dehors de la peinture car il faut tenir la cape pendant quelque temps. Ou bien encore je pousserai le ministre des finances pour me donner en France n'importe quoi. Mais il faut que e sois a Paris pour cela. [ ]". - The French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher and art collector Emile Schuffenecker (1851-1934) was a close friend of Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, and one of the first collectors of works by Vincent van Gogh. Until the early 1890s when Gauguin and Schuffenecker quarrelled, Schuffenecker gave great support to Gauguin, encouraging him to take up a career as a painter. He also had the idea for the 1889 Exhibition at the Volpini Gallery, a key moment in Gauguin's influence on young painters.

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        THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

      Ticknor, Reed & Fields, Boston 1851 - Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, mostly, if not entirely, first issue (see below). A NEAR FINE copy, only lightly worn with a few spots to the cloth, but almost completely unchipped at both ends of the spine which is very rarely the case. This example is bright and sharp, and has never been repaired or restored. The official bibliographical description for this book is convoluted and, to some, controversial so here is more detail: this copy has the earliest adverts at the front of the volume (Clark's primary state "A") dated 1851. Perfect type at page 50, line 25 & page 278, line 25. No battered or misaligned type (as is often called for) at page 149, lines 1-3, but no compelling evidence for it having been re-set. The binding is BAL 7604's variant "B" (no precedence). This copy's original owner has drawn a small and well-executed portrait of Hawthorne on the recto of the final blank, dated April 18th, 1851 and captioned with the Latin phrase: "Qui facit per alium, facit per se" which speaks directly to the curse of THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES whereby the sins of a family lineage get passed down through each generation (metaphorically reflected in the decaying of the seven-gabled mansion itself). THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES contains some of Hawthorne's greatest writing and remains, after 160 years, just as much a classic. A fresh collector's copy with only the most minor of trivial faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth

      Edinburgh 1851 - Miller, Hugh (1802-56). Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth (1803-93). 1 page plus integral blank. Edinburgh, 21 February 1851. 201 x 126 mm. Small tears along fold not affecting text, traces of former mounting, light soiling along folds but very good. Docketed by recipient. From Scottish paleontologist and geologist Hugh Miller, author of works of popular science including The Old Red Sandstone (1841), Footprints of the Creator (1850) and The Testimony of the Rocks (1856), to fellow paleontologist Edward Charlesworth, editor of the Magazine of Natural History. "I am glad to see you have added a [ ] shell column to your columns of British Fossils. Please set me down as a subscriber for a £2 . . set; as also for a £2 . . set of the fossils of the Mountain Limestone . . . I am at present engaged with printers and woodengravers in getting up a fourth edition of my little work the "Footprints" which will contain prints of a few curious unique organisms picked up since I had the pleasure of seeing you in Autumn last . . ." Although he had little formal scientific training, Miller made important contributions to paleontology including the discovery of several previously unknown species of fossil fish. A deeply religious man, Miller believed that "the fossil record confirmed, in broad outline, the cosmic drama depicted symbolically in the Bible" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). His geological studies had convinced him of the Earth’s great age, but he held that the fossil record represented separate creations rather than the transmutation of species over time. His Footprints of the Creator was intended as a rebuttal of the evolutionary theory put forth in Robert Chambers’s Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844). The fourth edition of Footprints, mentioned in Miller’s letter, came out in 1853. Miller’s letter is on the letterhead of The Witness, a Scottish evangelical newspaper of which he was the editor. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Adventures in Australia , or the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the bush and the wilds

      London: Grant and Griffith, 1851. Small octavo, with four steel-engraved plates; modest preliminary foxing, some wear to front joint, good in original blue cloth, blind blocked boards and ornate gilt spine. First edition of an imaginary travelogue for children featuring detailed yet entirely concocted descriptions of Aboriginal life in the Australian wilderness. The tale follows the dashing Captain Spencer, shipwrecked on the north Australian coast and accompanied by a sortie of faithful pets (including a charismatic talking parrot), who set out on foot for the Swan River. Although obviously intended as fiction, the consistent emphasis on scientific description reflects the authors genuine if naïve interest in natural history and native customs. Sarah Wallis (1791-1856), artist and author, married the brilliant scholar and African traveller Thomas Edward Bowdich and this extraordinary narrative, however farcical, reflects their shared interest in exotic plants and animals. This curious book is an early example of romantic interest in the Australian bush - the Aborigines encountered are initially hostile and later helpful. One of the four plates by Skinner Prout depicts Captain Spencer among his new Aboriginal companions in a spectacular kangaroo hunt.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Waverley Novels - 48 Volume Library Set

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1851. One or two volumes with minor defects otherwise overall very good. Each with an engraved frontis and vignetted title. Vols 1&2, Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since. - Vols 3&4, Guy Mannering - Vols 5&6, The Antiquary - Vols 7&8, Rob Roy - Vol 9, Black Dwarf & Old Mortality - Vol 10, Old Mortality - Vol 11, Old Mortality & The Heart of Mid Lothian - Vol 12, The Heart of Mid lothian - Vol 13, The Heart of Mid Lothian & The Bride of Lammermoor - Vol 14, The Bride of Lammermoor - Vol 15, Legend of Montrose - Vols 16 & 17, Ivanhoe - Vols 18&19, The Monastry - Vols 20&21, The Abbot - Vols 22&23, Kenilworth - Vols 24&25, The Pirate - Vols 26&27, The Fortunes of Nigel - Vols 28,29&30, Peveril of the Peak - Vols 31&32, Quentin Durward - Vols 33&34, St. Rowan's Well - Vols 35&36, Red Guanlet - Vol 37, Bethrothed - Vol 38, Talisman - Vols 39&40, Woodstock - Vol 41, Highland Widow & Two Drovers - Vols 42&43, The Maid of Perth - Vols 44&45, Anne of Geierstein - Vol 46, Count Robert of Paris - Vol 47, Count Robert of Paris & Castle Dangerous - Vol 48, Castle Dangerous & Surgeon's Daughter. . Half Leather, Marbled Boards. Very Good. 165x110mm.

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        Travels in European Turkey in 1850, through Bosnia, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thrace, Albania, and Epirus; with a visit to Greece and the Ionian Isles. And a homeward tour through Hungary and the slavonian provinces of Austria on the lower Danube.,

      London, Colburn and Co., 1851 - XV, 484 S. Mit tonlithogr. Frontispiez, beigelegte in Stahl gest. Faltkarte (Map of European Turkey, from the most recent & approved Charts in the possession of the Austrian & Turkish Governments" Rücken etwas verfärbt, Karte mit Papierabriss. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, blindgepr. Leinenband mit RTitel

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Les Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux Les Plus Intéressans A Connaitre

      Paris: Martial Ardant freres, 1851. Small octavo, woodcuts throughout; fine in original embossed boards. French natural history primer with two pages dedicated to the kangaroo.

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        [Book of recipes].[Chateau d'Isenghien, Lomme (Olm) in French Flanders ], [ca. 1795-ca. 1805]. 4to (19 x 14.5 cm). Manuscript recipe book in Dutch and French, written in brown ink on laid paper. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin, with blind fillets, decorated paper sides block-printed in red and blue.

      For Joseph and Marie van Huerne: F.L. van Dycke, Recueil héraldique, ... sur ... families nobles et patriciennes de la ville ... de Bruges, 1851, p. 218; Handelingen v.h. Genootschap voor Geschiedenis ... te Brugge, 83 (1940), p. 68. A late-eighteenth-century recipe book kept by the noble Bruges family Van Huerne at their residence Chateau d'Isenghien in Lomme (Olm) in French Flanders (on the Belgian border). It is divided into two principal parts, together giving more than 200 recipes for a wide variety of sweet and savoury foods, drinks, syrups, preserves and a few medicinal preparations. In good condition, especially for an item of this nature. The binding is rubbed and worn, with a few holes in the spine. An extensive recipe book throwing light on the eating habits at a Flemish nobleman's chateau in the late 18th and early 19th century.

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        Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIVE AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. In Three Volumes (plus 2 supplementary volumes)

      London, Spicer Brothers; W. Clowes and Sons, 1851.. 5 VOLUMES COMPLETE SET, 1851-1852, FIRST EDITIONS IN PRESENTATION RED LEATHER BINDINGS, THE FIRST 3 VOLUMES EACH WITH LITHOGRAPHED PRESENTATION PAGE with hand-written inscription signed by the Spicer Brothers and William Clowes to Mr Day of Day and Son, lithographers to the Queen and printer of the colour plates in this work. Volumes I-III dated 1851, Volume IV undated, Volume V dated 1852. Large thick 8vos, approximately 255 x 175 mm, 10 x 7 inches, extra illustrated title page in Volume I designed by John Tenniel, profusely illustrated with maps, charts, coloured and black and white plates, many folding, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: Vol. I, cxcii, 478, 2 large folding plans highlighted in colour, 2 single page charts, 24 full page plates, 2 folding, 1 double page sepia lithograph; Vol. II, (4), 479-1002, 6 chromolithographs, 96 full page plates, 1 folding; Vol. III, (4), 1003-1469, (1), 150 full page plates; Vol. IV, xxviii, (2), 1471-1512; liv, 1-211; 1-76; 1-15, (8 - Adverts), 2 large folding plans, folding coloured chart, double page plan, 126 full page plates, 5 double page; Vol. V, (4), cxx, 1-867, (16), 3 chromolithographs. Numerous text illustrations, many full page illustrations in all volumes. Bound in original publisher's deluxe full dark red leather binding, embossed decoration and large central gilt illustration to both covers, royal coat of arms and gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Contents: Volume I, Raw Materials, Classes 1 to 4, Machinery, Classes 5 to 10; Volume II, Manufactures, Classes 11 to 19, Fine Arts, Class 30, Colonies. Volume III, Foreign States; Volume IV, Supplement, additional illustrations, 2 Reports of the Commissioners plus Appendices; Volume V, Reports by the Juries. Bindings rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spines, tiny crack at top of lower hinge on Volume I, spines unevenly faded to tan, Volume V slightly faded on upper cover at top edge, gilt on spines rubbed with loss of gilt, gilt to covers bright, spine edges rubbed, a little surface chipping to edges of some boards, 3 small scrapes to surface at fore-edge of upper cover on Volume III, some corners slightly worn, very slight light foxing to some endpapers, pale age-browning to 2 plates in Volume I, pale age-browning to some gatherings in Volume V. A very good tight clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Travels in European Turkey in 1850, through Bosnia, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thrace, Albania, and Epirus; with a visit to Greece and the Ionian Isles. And a homeward tour through Hungary and the slavonian provinces of Austria on the lower Danube. Volume II.

      London, Colburn and Co., 1851. XV, 484 S. Mit tonlithogr. Frontispiez, beigelegte in Stahl gest. Faltkarte (Map of European Turkey, from the most recent & approved Charts in the possession of the Austrian & Turkish Governments" Gr.-8°, blindgepr. Leinenband mit RTitel. Rücken etwas verfärbt, Karte mit Papierabriss.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        The New York Schooner Yacht "America" Commodore J. C. Stevens, sailing the great match with the English Schooner Yacht Titania Commodore Stephenson the 28th August 1851

      Nagel & Weingaertner, New York 1851 - The first America's Cup: a scarce hand coloured lithographed view of the winning yacht which gave its name to the cup. In 1851, the Royal Yacht Squandron proposed a race around the Isle of Wight. A group of New York Yacht Club members, led by Commodore John Cox Stevens, built a yacht designed to compete in such races. Designed by Steers and Co. and captained by Richard Brown, the yacht America would win the race by eighteen minutes, giving its name to one of the oldest and best-known trophies of the sport: the America's Cup. This lithograph and lithographer are unrecorded by Harry T. Peters; we find no other exant examples of this rare print. On Nagel and Weingaertner, see Peters, America on Stone, pp. 291-294. Hand-coloured lithograph after Hanson, titled below the image. Expert restoration, closing tears into the image.

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        Two weeks before 27-year-old Stonewall Jackson arrived at the Virginia Military Institute to commence his teaching career, resigning his commission as Major in the U.S. Army, he writes to the Adjutant General of the Army of his plans

      Autograph Letter Signed ?T.J. Jackson / 1st Lt Bvt Maj. 1st Intry,? 1p, 7.75? x 9.5?. Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 31, 1851. To Bvt Major General Roger Jones, Adjutant General, U.S. Army. On pale blue stationery with slight nick at the left edge. Two horizontal folds, wrinkling at upper fold, neither touching signature. Fine condition.In full: ?I have in compliance with the wish of the Superintendant of the Virginia Military Institute, postponed my visit to Europe: As he informed me that the Department had authorized him to say to me, that I could use my leave of absence as I might prefer. I shall be in Washington by the 10th of next month. I am General, Very Respectfully, / Your Obdt Servt. T.J. Jackson 1st Lt Bt. Maj. 1st Intry.?On April 22, 1851, Jackson had written a letter to VMI Superintendent Col. Francis H. Smith. In part, ?Your letter of the 28th inst. informing me that I have been elected Prof. of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Artillery Tact

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        Longfellow sympathizes with a young poet who is owed money by William R. Graham, editor of ?Graham?s Magazine,? advising him to first speak with Graham in person then, if necessary, see a lawyer

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Henry W. Longfellow,? four full pages, 4.25? x 7?, front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Show-through does nit affect legibility. Cambridge [Massachusetts], June 17, 1851. [To James Mathewes Legaré.] On watermarked ?Delarue & Co. London? embossed stationery. Fine condition.In full, ?Mr. Graham?s treatment of you is very shameful; and I am sorry to say that it does not surprise me much, as a case very similar came to my knowledge a few weeks ago. He sent neither money, nor Ms. nor any answer whatever to a person in this neighborhood (Mr. Dowe, an Irish gentleman whose name you may have seen in the Magazine) though more than once written on the subject.?What advice to give you I hardly know; but my impression is that if I were you, I should wait till I went to Philadelphia, and then ask for an explanation; and if this were not forth coming should put the matter into a lawyer?s hands, and let him call upon Mr. Graham for explanations and money due. I am

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        MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers / London: Richard Bentley, 1851.. xxxiii,[1],634,[2] plus [6]pp. of ads (5 of them bearing adverts for and reviews of HM's earlier books). Drab purple-brown A cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, orange coated endpapers. Typical light foxing, cloth modestly sunned and lightly soiled, with a few faint spots to the lower half of the upper board, a couple of streaks of darkening along the joints, but a very good copy, significantly above average, with only minimal wear and no fraying, and completely unsullied by repairs or need for same. First American edition, in the first of the two bindings, with blindstamped plain rule frames on the boards and the central publisher's blindstamped device. Although preceded by a month by the UK edition in three volumes, this edition was set directly from the manuscript and restores some thirty- five passages omitted from the British text. This edition consisted of 2915 copies, and was published on 14 November, at the price of $1.50. A portion of the edition was bound up in 1852 in a secondary binding, and it was not until 1855, after a warehouse fire destroyed the remaining supply of copies from the first printing, that a minuscule second printing was ordered (250 copies). BAL 13664. WRIGHT II:1701. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 60.

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        A large and significant archive of letters from George S. Patton Sr., Confederate officer and grandfather of General George S. Patton Jr. Including lengthy, detailed letters chronicling the 1863 Jones-Imboden raid on West Virginia, <I>"The Confederate flag has been carried where it never floated before, great damage has been done to an important avenue of the enemy's communication..."</I>

      A substantial archive of material (46 pieces total, 1851 - 1892), including a significant cache of Civil War date letters from George S. Patton (1833 - 1864), the Confederate officer killed in action at Winchester who was also the grandfather of General George S. Patton, Jr. (1885 - 1945). The archive also includes early love letters by Patton to his then future wife, Susan Thornton Glassell (1835 - 1883), together with related letters from her and other members of Patton's family including Confederate Naval hero William T. Glassell (1831 - 1879); Susan's brother, her father, and hence George S. Patton Jr.'s great grandfather, Andrew Glassell (1793 - 1873); and Thomas Buren Brown, a Los Angeles attorney who married Susan Thornton Glassell Patton's daughter Eleanor Thornton Patton (1857 - 1937); as well as other members of the Glassell and Thornton families. Of tremendous interest are a series of Civil War date letters from George S. Patton I (1833 - 1864) written to his wife, describing in vivid d

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        Nancy. Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups, 1851, &c. &c, By Pompey out of Hawise, &c. &c. Bred in 1848 by Mr. Baxter. The Property of Mr. Martinson, to whome this print is by Permission most respectfully dedicated by his obliged Servant. John Moore.

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. C. N. Smith n. A. F. de Prades, dat. 1851, 43 x 67. Das Bild aus der Reihe "Moor's celebrated Winners", zeigt das von Job Marson trainierte und von F. Marson & Charlton gerittene erfolgreiche Pferd auf der Rennbahn mit dem Jockey. Rechts vor dem Pferd ein elegant gekleideter Mann mit Stock und Zylinderhut ( der Besitzer ?).

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise

      C.A. Reitzel, 1849-, Copenhagen 1851 - Three volumes, octavo, tinted lithographs; a very good set, uncut in the original quarter purple cloth with printed labels, brown boards. The Galathea in the East Indies and the Pacific. Scarce official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The Galathea made her voyage between 1845 and 1847. Forbes notes that the purpose of the mission was the exploration '(with the idea of establishing a colony) of the Nicobar Islands; encouraging and wherever possible forming trade agreements with foreign governments; and scientific exploration and discovery'. Bille's book describes the various visits made: of particular interest are the expedition's calls in the East Indies; at Singapore, Pulo Penang and Java; at Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton; Hawaii and Tahiti; and in South America. The Hawaiian section spreads to most of three chapters. Though much of Bille's narrative centres on the modern political history of the islands, he also reports his audience with the king and queen, provides an insightful description of Honolulu and even details its social life. The plates are lithograph reproductions of Paul Plum's drawings. Three of them concern Hawaii - one of them a fine portrait of Kamehameha III and his queen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER; OR, THE BLACK BROTHERS: A LEGEND OF STIRIA

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1851 [Dec. 1850].  FIRST EDITION, 18 x 13.5cm (16mo) in publisher\'s green morocco-grain cloth over pale yellow paper-covered boards w/printed borders, title & designs by Doyle to fr. cover, printed borders & central device to rear, a.e.g., coated decorative pale green ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-52 pp. w/24 wood engravings (incl. fr. cover designs, tissue-guarded frontis & prelim titlepage design) by the Dalziels, Harvey Orrin Smith, Isabel Thompson etc. after Doyle, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear (undated, but obviously from Dec. 1850).  Printed by Henry Vizetelly, London.  Interestingly, Doyle misspelt the title\'s final word on his woodblock for the prelim titlepage as \"STYRIA,\" & to correct this the engraver trimmed off the right-hand upward angle of the \"Y\" creating a crooked \"I\"; however, the misspelling remains uncorrected in the fr. cover design. Osborne (which has the 2nd ed.) reports: \"In 1841 the twelve-year-old Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Gray dared Ruskin ... to write a fairy tale for her.\"  In 1848 Effie married him, but in 1855 she filed for annullment claiming that Ruskin was unwilling to consummate the marriage--whether or not this was merely a ploy to gain her freedom so she could marry her not-so-secret lover John Everett Millais has long been a topic of discussion (Effie\'s huge commercialistic influence on Millais\'s subsequent career has elicited the sarcastic speculation that had Ruskin remained married to her, he would have written \"Bubbles\").  Osborne also states: \"For ten years the manuscript was in the possession of a friend [&] in 1851 it was published anonymously, with three editions in the first year of publication\" (p.386--the 2nd & 3rd [etc.] editions are all so stated on their titlepages).  This 1st edition is by far the rarest of the lot. Binding Very Good (covers moderately soiled & spotted, & rear hinge cracked); contents Very Good (sewing loose between pp.[vi] & [1], & occas. lt. thumbing).  Slater 226-27, Ashley IV 181 (\"it is important that the original covers should be preserved, as the design upon the front includes two [wood]cuts which are not reproduced in the body of the work\"), Ray 142 (Doyle \"made a little masterpiece of Ruskin\'s fairy tale\"--see also pp.xxii, 87 & 88), de Beaumont 348; see also Wolff 5993a Note.

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        Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph. OOC 302 (incorrectly dated)

      New York: Fuller, 1851. Fuller, John Emory (1799-1878). Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph [cover title]. Telegraphic computer, a most wonderful and extraordinary instrument, by which business questions, of every possible variety, are instantly performed. . . . [inside front cover]. New York: John E. Fuller, n.d. [1851]. Text plus separate double-sided volvelle engraved by George G. Smith, mounted on heavy cardboard, containing "Fuller&#39;s Time Telegraph" on one side and "Palmer&#39;s Computing Scale" on the other. Original cloth, worn, text loose in binding, light toning. [22]pp. Folding lithographed table, entitled "Analytical table of mechanical movements," tipped to inside back cover. Text measures 285 x 287 mm.; volvelle measures 283 x 285 mm. Boxed.

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        Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1-8 (komplett in 7 Bänden).

      . Im Auftrage des Vereins für hamburgische Geschichte. Ausgearbeitet [und begründet] von Hans Schröder. [Fortgeführt von] Friedrich August Cropp ; Carl Rudolph Wilhelm Klose ; Anton Heinrich Kellinghusen. Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1-8 (komplett in 7 Bänden). Perthes-Besser & Mauke. Hamburg 1851-1883. Band 1: Abatz-Dassovius (1851); VIII, 640 S. Band 2: Dassovius-Günther (1854); IV, 640 S. Band 3: Günther-Kleye (1857); XXXIV, 624 S. Band 4: Klincker-Lyser (1866); 2 Bl., 619 S., 1 Bl. Band 5: Maack-Pauli (1879); 2 Bl., 656 S. Band 6: Pauli-Schoff (1873); 2 Bl., 640 S. Band 7 / 8 [in einem Band]: Schoff-Westphalen (1879); 2 Bl., 640 S. / Westphalen-Zylius (1883); 2 Bl., 258 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit (um/nach 1883) mit Rückentitel in Golddruck und Rückenvergoldung sowie verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Zustand: Die Einbände mit leichten Alters- bzw. Lagerspuren (etwas berieben und beschabt). Davon abgesehen von sehr guter Erhaltung, das heißt innen fast wie neu und ungelesen. Sehr seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieses Lexikons; und noch seltener in diesem Erhaltungszustand. Schröders noch heute unverzichtbares hamburgisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon gilt als "Musterarbeit in dieser Branche" (ADB). [SW: Hamburg ; Lexika ; Enzyklopädien ; Biographien].

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        History of the War in the Peninsula

      London: Boone, 1851 - 6 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An exceptionally elegant set in full calf with twin labels, gilt raised bands and charming floral gilt panels. A fine set of this classic history of the war in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History Of The War In The Peninsula and In the South of France, From the Year 1807 To the Year 1814 - a pretty six volume set.

      Thomas & William Boone, London 1851 - New Edition - Revised. Complete in six small octavo volumes (7.75 x 5 inches)Bound in contemporary light half calf with twin red and green morocco labels; marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Complete with 55 plates and plans. Extra postal rate might apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed with the addition of a quote

      New Haven, CT, 1851. unbound. 1 page, 8.25 x 6 inches, removed from an 1851 Yale yearbook, the year he graduated. Written to fellow classmate Marcus Lyon, a staunch unionist and future judge, in small part: "...It has been said that in college we live a life in miniature - the figure is beautiful and in many respects, true. To us who have now nearly finished, the idea of college does begin to take upon itself the air of the unreal. Its many incidents begin to blend and fade. Thus far does it correspond to the great poets' picture of real life - But let the similitude here end - God grant that your life may be active, happy and prosperous. Let's hope that you are satisfied with the past and resigned and prepared for the future..." Note: Riddell graduated Yale University in 1851 and received his medial degree from the University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 1856. He moved to Texas, serving as State Geologist during the last gubernatorial administration of General Sam Houston. All that's left of his surviving papers (1851 - 1857) are housed in Tulane University. Very good(+) condition. Confederate Surgeon who was placed in charge of the prestigious general hospital in Houston, Texas, deemed to have been the best administered medical facility in the entire Confederacy. His theory of operation centered on hygiene, proper sanitary conditions, and after-care, all of which contributed toward a very small mortality rate. Dr. Riddell was assassinated at the age of 44 on the streets of Houston, suspected by his assailant of "undue intimacy with a relative.

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        Two fascinating broadsheets for his travelling zoo

      Germany: circa, 1851. Two broadsheets (400 x 243 mm.; 218 x 380 mm.); a little marked but both very good. Travelling menagerie including an Australian dingo. Two wonderful German broadsheets, advertising a travelling zoo. Among the fascinating animals listed as being exhibited, the Australian dingo makes a rather surprising inclusion. The 1840s and 1850s had witnessed a distinct rise in the popularity of travelling menageries throughout the world; one thinks of the Beaumont-Waller exhibits held in Hyde Park in Sydney in 1847. A staple of such exhibits was a wide variety of animals from the far-flung reaches of the globe, with the exotic and the ferocious equally prized. Although we have not found much recorded about Paul Bernabo (&#39;from Italy&#39; notes one of the broadsheets here), he had clearly learnt the lessons of showmanship, as can be seen from his use of a dramatic woodcut of a snake strangling a tiger. Indeed, it is apparent that Bernabo&#39;s travelling zoo brought an impressive range of wild animals to the German public, with tigers, lions and other wild cats from Africa, an anaconda from Brazil, a sable from Japan, as well as two crocodiles (with a note from Bernabo that they have never been seen before). However, the listing of especial Australian interest is for the "Schakal aus Neu-Holland", which literally translates as the New Holland Jackal and refers, presumably, to the dingo. The sheet with the woodcut is dated 1851; the second is undated but approximately the same age.

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        Cape of Good Hope Journals of Two Visitations in 1848 and 1850

      S.P.C.K., London 1851 - 1st impression of the journals of two visits to the Cape Colony in 1848 and 1850 including an account in the first of a visit to St Helena in 1849. In publisher's original dark plum, blind stamped boards with spine relaid and missing portion of the titles replaced so that the joints are now very good and fully servicable - with some lightening to the spine. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally original endpapers retained and not disturbed; no inscriptions; both maps present with some very limited tape repairs in a couple of places to the first. A scarce volume especially as a 1st edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Cannot Work, and Will Not Work [Four-Volume Set]

      London: Griffin, Bohn, and Company. Hardcover. Very good. First four-volume edition, following the 3-volume edition of 1851. Uniformly bound in original purple cloth stamped in gilt on upper boards and spines. Spines faded as usual, but legible; some chipping, light toning and soiling. Paper cracked over some of the hinges, but all volumes quite sound and clean, complete with all illustrations, maps, and charts (though many are not in the locations indicated in the tables of plates). A very good set of this groundbreaking work of social research. DNB: [Mayhew&#39;s] London Labour and the London Poor...remains a seminal study of London street life in the middle of the century, and...is required reading for anyone interested in the minutest details of Victorian lower-class life, such as what kinds of foods were sold on the streets, how financial transactions with street-sellers were conducted, and how vendors &#39;cried&#39; their wares. Mayhew provided &#39;in embryo at least &hellip; a theory of the specificity of the London economy which in turn made intelligible the economic behaviour of the London poor&#39; (Jones, 263). The study had its origin in a series of eighty-two articles, published from October 1849 through December 1850, entitled &#39;Labour and the poor&#39;, in the Morning Chronicle (Mayhew was its metropolitan correspondent). The series was hugely popular, attracting enthusiastic letters from readers and resulting in the establishment of a special Labour and the Poor Fund." Due tosize, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq.

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. - "A Desirable Item"A Most Valuable and Important Book"Third and Best EditionWith Memoir of Nimrod[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. APPERLEY, C.J. Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Third Edition, With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod by the Author of "Handley Cross" [i.e. Robert S. Surtees]. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. Third edition, the first to contain the Memoir of Nimrod by Surtees and complete with the additional text and plates from the second edition of 1837, third issue (with extra title, title, and plates dated 1851) in 1850 issue binding (with "Ackermann" at spine foot). Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in; 235 x 146 mm). ix, [1], 218, [8, catalog] pp. Extra engraved title with plain aquatint vignette, and eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates including frontispiece, with tissue guards. Publisher's original pictorially gilt cloth with blindstamped border to upper board, vignette blocked in blind to lower. All edges gilt. Westley's of London ticket on rear paste-down. Spine ends expertly strengthened. An excellent copy. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell case."This Third Edition is a desirable item to add to any collection as it is the first to contain the Life of Nimrod. Published at 25s, 'handsomely bound in cloth' (Tooley)"A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing.2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby's Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!.9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell.14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting.17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Stropshire. Tooley 68. Schwerdt 1, p. 39. Abbey, Life, 385 (2d ed.). Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. .by Nimrod. With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod, by the Author of 'Handley Cross'

      London: Rudolf Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street, 1851 - Desirable edition, as it is the first to include The "Brief Memoir of Nimrod, by the Author of 'Handley Cross'"[Surtees] Third edition, third issue, with both engraved and printed titles dated 1851. 8vo. Engraved title page + 18 hand-colored engraved plates by Henry Alken. 218, [8-ads] pp. Original green cloth, with slight wear and rubbing to edges; else fine, bright copy. Yellow booklabel of W & R Holmes, 195, Oxford St. on pastedown. Tooley 68 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AGNES GREY, SELECTIONS and POEMS BY ELLIS BELL.

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz Junior, 1851.A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, A Selection from their Literary Remains and a Preface by Currer Bell.TAUCHNITZ EDITION, 1851. Small 8vo, approximately 155 x 115 mm, 6 x 4½ inches, 2 volumes in 1, pages: First Volume, xx, half - title, title, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, & Preface,1 - 316; Second Volume, half - title, title, 1 - 52, End of Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, [2] Divisonal Title, [53 - 54], [55] - 264, Selections [2] Divisonal Title, [267], 268 - 270, Poems by Ellis Bell [271] 272 - 312, last page blank except for printer's name, bound in full vellum, gilt lettered leather labels to spine, marbled endpapers. Vellum lifting from boards, but still securely attached, uneven pale browning to first few leaves, intermittent pale brown staining to some inner margins of second part, residue of clue on first free endpaper due to removal of label, small leather shield with gilt monogram pasted to top corner of first title page, occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy. A very early edition, published 3 years after the first edition of 1848. See: Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841 - 1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No, 201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        P'ernan Gordez kam Mek'sikoyi arnowile ibrew sharunakut'iwn K'ristap' Kolombosi. Erste und einzige Ausgabe/1st and only edition.

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

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        CATALOGUE of the First Portion ...Extensive & Choice Library removed from Buckinghamshire WITH a Most Interesting Collection...of the Poet Gray WITH A Further Selection... including Reserved Books, Autograph Manuscripts, and Letters, of the Poet Gray

      London: S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson, 1851 (Parts 1-3) - 1854 (Part 4), 1851. 4 parts in 1, pp: (Part 1) 87 (1500 lots); (Part 2) 66 (1165 lots); (Part 3) [ii], 2, 31 (170 lots); (Part 4) 32 (291 lots); Original printed card covers (both front and rear) retained and bound into contemporary brown cloth binding with yellow coated endpapers, gilt-stamped leather spine label reads: "Penn Sale Catalogue - Books and M.S.S. 1851-54," top edge only trimmed. Covers rubbed and slightly bumped, else very clean, sound copy. Hand-drawn red rules throughout (much like a ledger) with prices in ink and with buyer&#39;s names. Northup &#39;Bibliography of Gray&#39; omits the 1854 continuation of the sale. See Munby Sales Catalogues, Vol 2 &#39;Poets and Men of Letters&#39; which reproduces only the items relating to Gray. Exceptional copy. Rare.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar transform&#39;d into a Bath butterfly

      London: Henry Bohn, no date, but, 1851. Handcoloured engraving, 350 x 250 mm.; fine, framed. Sir Joseph Banks emerges from his chrysalis. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain&#39;s scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the engraved text: &#39;Description of the New Bath Butterfly&hellip; taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795. This insect first crawl&#39;d into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic&#39;d and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable&hellip;&#39;. This print was first printed and sold by in 1795. Gillray died in 1815 and his estate was subject to a large sale some twenty years later. Although Nan Kivell (p.17) notes an 1830 impression of The Great South Sea Caterpillar, the majority of the original copper plates came into the possession of London publisher Henry Bohn who made fresh impressions for a collected edition of Gillray&#39;s work sold in 1851. This print is a Bohn impression (indicated by the number engraved in the top right-hand corner) and presumably dates from the 1851 collected edition.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar, transform&#39;d into a Bath Butterfly

      London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1851. Original etching, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted. (Two caricatures verso). From among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain&#39;s scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the letterpress: &#39;Description of the New Bath Butterfly&hellip; taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795 (on publication of the first issue). This insect first crawl&#39;d into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic&#39;d and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable&hellip;&#39;. First issued in 1795 and re-issued in this form in 1851, this etching is from Henry Bohn&#39;s folio of Gillray&#39;s etchings.

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        Two fascinating broadsheets for his travelling zoo

      circa, Germany 1851 - Two broadsheets (400 x 243 mm.; 218 x 380 mm.); a little marked but both very good. Travelling menagerie including an Australian dingo. Two wonderful German broadsheets, advertising a travelling zoo. Among the fascinating animals listed as being exhibited, the Australian dingo makes a rather surprising inclusion. The 1840s and 1850s had witnessed a distinct rise in the popularity of travelling menageries throughout the world; one thinks of the Beaumont-Waller exhibits held in Hyde Park in Sydney in 1847. A staple of such exhibits was a wide variety of animals from the far-flung reaches of the globe, with the exotic and the ferocious equally prized. Although we have not found much recorded about Paul Bernabo ('from Italy' notes one of the broadsheets here), he had clearly learnt the lessons of showmanship, as can be seen from his use of a dramatic woodcut of a snake strangling a tiger. Indeed, it is apparent that Bernabo's travelling zoo brought an impressive range of wild animals to the German public, with tigers, lions and other wild cats from Africa, an anaconda from Brazil, a sable from Japan, as well as two crocodiles (with a note from Bernabo that they have never been seen before). However, the listing of especial Australian interest is for the "Schakal aus Neu-Holland", which literally translates as the New Holland Jackal and refers, presumably, to the dingo. The sheet with the woodcut is dated 1851; the second is undated but approximately the same age.

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        Tagebuch einer Landreise in Australien von Moreton-Bay nach Port Essington während der Jahre 1844 und 1845... Aus dem Englischen von Ernst A. Zuchold

      Halle: Druck u.Verlag /H.W. Schmidt, 1851. Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, but a very good copy in (?original) patterned maroon cloth sides, later neat cloth spine. The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt&#39;s expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave many lectures, not only on his scientific findings but also in praise of the excellent economic potential of the country through which he had passed. The preface here is by the translator Ernst Zuchold. Ferguson, who records the Mitchell and National Library copies as well as his own, notes a 32-page publisher&#39;s catalogue which is not present here.

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        Tagebuch einer Landreise in Australien von Moreton-Bay nach Port Essington während der Jahre 1844 und 1845? Aus dem Englischen von Ernst A. Zuchold

      Druck u.Verlag /H.W. Schmidt, Halle 1851 - Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, but a very good copy in (?original) patterned maroon cloth sides, later neat cloth spine. The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave many lectures, not only on his scientific findings but also in praise of the excellent economic potential of the country through which he had passed. The preface here is by the translator Ernst Zuchold. Ferguson, who records the Mitchell and National Library copies as well as his own, notes a 32-page publisher's catalogue which is not present here. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Cincinnati: By J. A. & U. P. James, 1851. - 8vo., (6 1/8 x 4 1/8). Folding frontispiece "Map of the Mississippi River," 2 copies present (slightly toned), folding "Map of the Ohio River" (separating along fold), 2 full-page maps, one in-text map (one or two spots), 6 in-text illustrations. Original publisher's brown cloth, the front cover and spine decorated and lettered in gilt, rear cover stamped in blind (extremities worn with loss). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of William McNeice to front free endpaper. First edition. "We have endeavored to make a book that will merit reading; and be what its name indicates, a pleasing companion for the traveler; - a book that will not only give him the name and location of places along the principal thoroughfares, but will abound with incidents of a noel and entertaining character, which he will wish to remember, and delight to read. Besides, the character of the soil, resources, present and future prospects, together with the past history of most places in the Mississippi Valley, and along the Gulf and Lake shores, pass in review before the reader. All of the principal routes in the West, South, and North, together with those leading from thence to the East, are fully and correctly given" (from the Preface). This copy mistakenly includes two copies of the map of the Mississippi River. One of the rarer mid-19th century travel guides. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS67. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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