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        Atlas de Geographie Militaire. 34 von 40 Karten (laut Inhaltsverzeichnis) eingebunden.

      Publie par Furne, ohne Jahresangabe (Vorwort datiert 1. octobre 1851),, Paris, - roter neuer (Kunst-) ledereinband 1 Sete Vorwort, 2 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichis, Kartenteil mit 29 Taf., 12 Textseiten (Statistiken), 4°, 17 Tafeln mit einem bis 4 Plänen, 10 doppelseitige Tafeln mit kolorierten Pläne, 1 doppelseitiger s/w Plan. Folgende Karten laut Inhaltsverzeichnis fehlen: 3. France Geographie, 4. France par deparments et divisions miltaires, 14. Frontier Du Nord et Belgique 16. Basin superior de la Seine aves le plan des fortification de Paris, 17. Frontiere du Rhin et pays adjacents . 20. Europe cebtrale physique et militaire, comprenant les bassins du Rhin,du Weser . , Stadtplan Lorient mit Fehlstelle (herausgechnitten), 12 Seiten Statistische Tabellen am Ende des Buches (randlich knapp beschnitten), letzte Seite mit mit Textverlust (erster Buchstabe), Statistische Tabellen 1 – 17 vorhanden, Tabellen 18 bis 24 fehlen. Vorwortseite braunfleckig, Seite mit Inhaltsverzeichnis mit randlichem Feuchtigkeitsrand, einige Seiten randlich gebräunt,

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        The Process of Thought. Adapted to Words and Language. Together with a Description of The Relational and Differential Machines.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851. xvi + 77pp + ads. A remarkable work which discusses ideas underlying the modern concepts of artificial neural networks, namely the electrical representation of sensing the world and interacting with it, and the application of logic and probability to make predictions. Alfred Smee published a number of works on "electro-biology", but this one is one which will immediately strike the modern reader as being surprisingly relevent to the 21st century, and the use of AI in computer science. Smee, trained as a physician, was a fellow of the Royal Society, the inventor of Smee's battery and a durable writing ink, and a consulting surgeon specializing in diseases of the eye at the London Institution. He had a son, Alfred Hutchison Smee, a physician who cultivated orchids and created hybrids - the orchid Saccolabium smeeanum is named for him. Condition: Covers very work, with tape repairs to spine. Internally, pages about very good. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair.

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        Die beiden Schlösser zu Baden, ehemals und jetzt. Eine Erinnerungsgabe seiner königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs Leopold von Baden für die Freunde deutscher Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte

      mit 1 Stahlstichporträt als Frontispiz, 3 lithographische Tafeln und 5 teils mehrfach gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln, sowie zahlreichen Holzstich-Illustrationen im Text, VIII, 212 Seiten 8, helle (mit dem badischen Wappen) geprägte O Pp ORDENTLICHES UND FESTES EXEMPLAR im Originaleinband, lediglich der Einband insbesondere an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben und innen stellenweise etwas fleckig. Die Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Grundrisse, eine mehrfach gefaltete Gesamtansicht des Schlosses mit Teilen der Stadt ("Schloss Baden"), eine Ansicht des Schlosshofes sowie Details des Innenausbaus. MIT EINER EIGENHÄNDIGEN UND DATIERTEN WIDMUNG DES VERFASSERS an seinen Sohn Otto (18.04.1851)

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        Falkenburg. A tale of the Rhine. By the Author of "Mildred Vernon," "Germania," &c.

      Colburn & Co. 1851 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles. Orig. drab boards. purple cloth spines, paper labels; spines faded. A v.g. copy in the original binding. Also published in German in the same year. Attributed by the BL; not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten Europaïschen zweiflügeligen Insekten (7 volumes)

      Schmidt 1851 - Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert mit 74 Kupfertafeln 1500 2630 13 x 20 cm Duits / German / Allemand / Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reconnoissance of the Western Coast of the United States from Monterey to the Columbia River in three sheets. Sheet No. 1, Sheet No. 2 and Sheet No. 3.

      U.S. Coast Survey. [Washington, D.C.] 1851. - Three maps, each 19 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches folding to . Sheet 1: narrow margin lower left edge with 1 inch with paper loss just into neat line; Sheet 2: lower left margin trimmed to neatline, paper separation about 1 1/2 inch at centrefold; Sheet 3: narrow margin at left, couple of separations along vertical centre line, light toning. The set provides an expansive view of the mid to north West Coast at the time of the Gold Rush. Sheet No. 1 extends from north Monterey to Cape Mendocino showing the town of San Francisco with Alcatraz and Pt. San Jose, with coastal profiles of the Entrance to San Francisco May, a View of Cape Mendocino and a View of Pt. Pinos. Sheet No. 2 extends from Cape Mendocino to north of Umpqua Head, with two coastal profiles (View of Cape Mendocinao and View of Trinidad Head). Sheet No. 3 extends from Cape Arago to the Columbia River. 3 charts, drawn by W.B. McMurtrie, engraved by A. Rolle, et al. Sailing Directions appear on the maps, as well as the Coast Survey Office mark "Price 20 cents."

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        Volta am 27. Juli 1848.

      Vienna 1851 - Litografia, mm. 310x480. Presa di Volta, con la chiesa del paese in cima alla collina assaltata dai bersaglieri piemontesi. Tratta da "Erinnerung and die italienische Feldzuege der K.K. osterreich. Armee, 1848-49". Ottimo esemplare con qualche fioritura.

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        A collection of his first editions in excellent condition.

      London & Madras: various publishers,, 1851-1911. 30 works in 52 volumes, various formats. Original cloth, boards or wrappers. A full description is available on request. Plates and maps throughout. Generally in excellent condition, several items exceptional. A superb collection of first editions from the corpus of the great scholar-adventurer Richard F. Burton (1821-1890), generally in excellent condition throughout, including presentation copies of two his most sought-after titles, the Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca (1855-6), and Unexplored Syria (1872), accompanied by a superb association copy of Two Trips to Gorilla Land (1876), and famous rarities such as the Guide Book, A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina (1865), in the original wrappers, and a set of Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana (1883) in the original parts, which Penzer, as early as 1923, declared "practically unobtainable". The collection covers the entirety of Burton's career, from his early years as a soldier in the service of the East India Company to his renowned excursions in Africa and Arabia, and also includes excellent copies of his attractive Icelandic journal, Ultima Thule (1875) and The City of the Saints (1861), his noted account of a voyage from California to Salt Lake City. Many of the titles are in genuinely exceptional condition, coming from the celebrated travel libraries of Franklin Brooke-Hitching and Humphrey Winterton. These include superlative copies of Sindh (1851), his rare ethnographic study, and Zanzibar (1872), which Casada considered his most important African work. Other rarities demonstrate that Burton was far from being a doctrinaire soldier of empire, notably Stone Talk (1865), his brilliant critique of British imperialism printed in a run of 200 copies, of which most were destroyed by Lady Burton for fear of damage to her husband's reputation; finally, a copy of the extremely uncommon first edition, first issue of the Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî (1880) underlines Burton's accomplishments as a student of Arabic and other eastern literatures. Together this collection underlines the judgement that "although Burton is most often thought of as a traveller, explorer, or linguist, he is probably best understood as a writer" (ODNB). All items are octavo unless stated. 1. Goa, and the Blue Mountains; Or, Six Months of Sick Leave. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First (and only complete) edition of Burton's first book. Original tan cloth, pale markings and scattered light cockling to sides, remains an excellent, bright copy. Penzer pp. 37-8. 2. Scinde; Or, the Unhappy Valley. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First edition. 2 vols, original green cloth. Bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead. Covers lightly rubbed, with a few pale marks. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 39-40. 3. Scinde; Or, the Unhappy Valley. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Second edition. 2 vols, original green wave-grain cloth. Pale marking to vol. 1 front board. An excellent, bright copy. Penzer pp. 39-40. 4. Sindh, and the Races that inhabit the Valley of the Indus; with Notices of the Topography and History of the Province. London: W. H. Allen, 1851. First edition, original vertical-ribbed orange-red cloth. "Very rare" (Penzer), a superlative copy from the collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Penzer p. 40. 5. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London: John Van Voorst, 1852. First edition, 500 copies printed. Large 12mo. Original purple-brown bead-ribbed cloth. Spine sunned, scattered pale mottling to covers. An excellent copy. Penzer p. 41. 6. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855–6. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Burton on the title page of the second volume. 3 vols, original dark blue cloth. A superb, entirely unrestored copy. Penzer pp. 49-50. 7. First Footsteps in East Africa. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First edition, second issue as usual. Original pink wave-grain cloth, an attractive "prize-binding" of the kind noted by Penzer, more elaborate than the standard brick-red cloth. The Humphrey Winterton copy. Penzer pp. 60-3. 8. The Lake Regions of Central Africa. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 vols, original red cloth. First edition, second issue as usual, in the red cloth, lightly soiled but remaining very bright. A superb copy. The first issue, in purple cloth, sold very poorly and few copies survive; Burton's own copy at Kensington Library is a second issue. Penzer p. 65. 9. The City of the Saints. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. First edition. Original green cloth. A little rubbed, occasional spotting, an excellent copy. Penzer pp. 68-9. 10. Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains. An Exploration. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition, first-issue binding. 2 vols, original green cloth. A superb copy. Penzer pp. 70-1. 11. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. 2 vols, original pebble-grain purple-brown cloth. Spines very gently rolled, inner hinges partially and superficially cracked, but firm. An exceptional copy. Penzer pp. 71-2. 12. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. First edition. 2 vols, original purple cloth, inner hinges of volume 1 cracked but holding. A very good copy of a book Penzer found to be "very rare in good condition". Penzer pp. 72-4. 13. The Guide-Book.A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. London: for the author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. First edition, "exceedingly rare" according to Penzer, who had only ever seen one copy at auction, and had never noted one in a bookseller's catalogue. Original green glazed paper wrappers. Penzer p. 76. 14. Stone Talk. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865. First edition of Burton's brilliant satire of British imperialism, one of 200 copies printed, and "very rare. Its scarcity is increased by the fact that Lady Burton bought up and destroyed a large number of the copies, to save her husband from possible trouble" (Penzer). Large 12mo, original pebble-grain purple cloth. A very good copy, Penzer pp. 77-8 15. The Highlands of Brazil. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. First edition, first issue, retaining the gilt vignette of a native soldier to the front boards. 2 vols, original green sand-grained cloth. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 78-80. 16. Vikram and the Vampire. Or Tales of Hindu Devilry. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870 [but 1869]. First edition in book-form, in the "very rare" first-issue binding (Penzer). Original black cloth over bevelled boards. Penzer pp. 81-2. 17. Vikram and the Vampire. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Memorial edition. Original black cloth. 18. Unexplored Syria. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition, first issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by Isabel Burton on behalf of the author "To Lady Stisted, with the affectn love of her brother Richard F Burton, July 1. 1872" on the half-title of each volume. 2 vols, original orange cloth ruled in black, front inner hinge of vol. 1 repaired. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 85-6. 19. Zanzibar; City, Island, and Coast. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition, first issue, a superlative copy from the celebrated collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, of what Casada considered the author's most important African-related work. 2 vols, original brown cloth. Penzer pp. 88-9. 20. Ultima Thule. London: William P. Nimmo, 1875. First edition, variant with plain endpapers. Original blue cloth. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 91-2. 21. Ultima Thule. London: William P. Nimmo, 1875. First edition, variant with black endpapers. Original blue cloth, a very good, bright copy. Penzer pp. 91-2. 22. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, And Searle, 1876. First edition. Association copy, with the ownership inscription of Burton's close family friend Alice "Lallah" Bird. 2 vols, original green cloth. A very good, bright copy. Penzer p. 94 23. Sind Revisited. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. First edition, from the collection of British Arabist and colonial agent Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914). 2 vols, original brown cloth. Penzer pp. 94-5. 24. Itineraries of the Second Khedivial Expedition. [In: The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. Volume the forty-ninth. London: John Murray, 1879. First edition, an exceptionally bright copy from the collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Original blue cloth. 25. The Land of Midian (Revisited). London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. First edition, scarce variant binding not mentioned in Penzer. 2 vols, original red cloth, from the collection of Samuel Barrett Miles, who was stationed in Arabia at the time of Burton's visit. Lacking 2 plates, but a bright copy. Penzer pp. 96-7. 26. The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî. A Lay of the Higher Law. London: privately printed [by Bernard Quaritch, 1880]. First edition, first issue. Penzer believed that the entire first edition probably consisted of no more than 200 copies, and that the first issue "was very small indeed". Most of the edition went unsold and was returned to Burton. 4to, original yellow paper wrappers. Front wrapper separating along the chipped spine, mild soiling, remains a very good copy of a fragile publication. Penzer pp. 97-8. 27. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. Benares: printed for the Hindoo Kama Shastra Society, 1883. First edition, one of 250 copies, now extremely rare, especially in the original parts; early as 1923, Penzer noted that "this edition in parts was soon exhausted, and is now practically unobtainable". 7 parts. Original varicoloured paper wrappers printed in black. Penzer p. 163. 28. The Book of the Sword. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Large octavo. Original grey cloth. Penzer pp. 107-8. 29. The First Four Chapters of Goa, and the Blue Mountains. Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1890. First edition thus, "exceedingly rare" (Penzer). With an autograph letter to Burton laid in. Original glazed pink paper boards printed in black. Boards slightly soiled and discoloured, nevertheless an exceptional copy. Penzer pp. 38-9. 30. The Sentiment of the Sword. A Country-House Dialogue. London: Horace Cox, 1911. First edition in book-form, originally serialized in Field magazine the previous year. 12mo, original red paper boards. Penzer p. 247.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Verona und Wien, 1850 und 1851. - Zusammen (3+2¼ =) 5¼ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. An Herrn von Linpökh über das "traurige Schicksal des armen Limberger": "[.] Bereits gestern schrieb ich an Eh. Wilhelm, um sie zu bitten, d. Gedanken fest zu halten, daß sich sein Zustand verschlimmern würde u. er am besten dann in einer privat Heil Anstalt versorgt sey, denn im Eh. Hause kann er nicht bleiben [.]" (Br. v. 3. August 1850). - Der Brief v. 27. Juli 1851 mit der Bitte, ihm "einen älteren Plan, d. nicht zu haben ist" aus dem Schlafzimmer von Erzherzog Albrecht zu besorgen. - Erzherzog Ernst, der Sohn des Vizekönigs der Lombardei und Venetiens, Erzherzog Rainers, widmete sich militärischen Studien, wurde 1845 auf Vorschlag des Grafen Radetzky zum Oberst ernannt, stieg 1847 zum Generalmajor auf und nahm an den meisten Gefechten gegen die "Garibaldianer" teil. "Für seinen Anteil an der Zersprengung der Freischaren 1849 wurde er 1850 zum Feldmarschalleutnant befördert. 1866 führte er in Böhmen ein Armeekorps gegen Preußen, wurde 1867 General der Kavallerie, zog sich aber im folgenden Jahr ins Privatleben zurück" (DBE). - Jeweils auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogrammvignette und kleinen Montagespuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1851 , 4th Edition (Smith 4/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1851 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 4th Edition in Orignal Paperback Form The covers are a bit dark with some loss to the edges and rounding of the corners, it is tightly bound although some loss of paper to the spine, the internal pages are clean and very presentable and pre dates Wisden. Rare.

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        A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae, or, Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain with A Monograph on the Fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae of Great Britain].

      London: C. and J. Adlard [vol. I] and J.E. Adlard [vol. II] for The Palaeontographical Society, 1851-1854. 4to, 2 volumes. Recently bound in quarter black morocco, marbled, gilt lettering to spines, patterned endpaers; pp. I: vi, 88, 5 engraved plates by James de Carle Sowerby with explanatory text leaves; II: [iv], 44, 2 engraved plates by George Brettingham Sowerby with explanatory text leaves, woodcut illustrations and letterpress tables in the text, letterpress index leaf for vol. II (accidentally omitted in 1854 but published in 1858, and thus normally lacking) supplied; extremely light uniform browning to first 40 pages of vol I (which seems to be usual), minor repairs to title pages, a fresh copy. Provenance: blindstamp of Manchester Geological Society to first plate and margins of a few leaves in vol I. First edition. Darwin's interest in the Cirripedia was instigated by his study in 1846 of a barnacle he had found off the coast of Chile during the voyage of the Beagle; discovering that the literature on the classification of Cirripedia was profoundly unsatisfactory, he spent the following eight years completing the first taxonomic study of the entire order. The two volumes on fossil Cirripedia were published as vol. V, no. 13 and vol. VIII, no. 30 of the series of monographs issued by the Palaeontographical Society, and, although it is not indicated on the title-pages, Darwin states in the preface to volume II that "the present short Monograph completes my work on British Fossil Cirripedes" (p. [v]). These two volumes were complementary to the two volumes of his monograph on living Cirripedia, which were published by the Ray Society, like the present Monograph, in 1851 and 1854: "It seemed best to [Darwin] to separate the Lepadidae, or stalked barnacles, from the more familiar sessile Balanidae in each set of publications. In fact, he believed the two great divisions had diverged early from each other in evolutionary history, and, if one reads between the lines, his taxonomic arrangement was steeped in ideas derived from his theory of evolution. His written descriptions and the manner in which he skilfully grouped species into clusters that resembled each other would have been impossible for him without the idea of real blood relationships existing between them. Yet not a word was officially revealed. As he had come to recognise, his view made sense of the living world in a way that few other naturalists had grasped at that period" (Browne, I, p. 504). In 1853 (before the publication of the second volumes of the two Monographs) Darwin was nominated for and awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal for his work on the Cirripedia and the 1851 publication of the combined geological observations of the Beagle, as J.D. Hooker excitedly wrote to Darwin on 4 November 1853: "The R[oyal].S[ociety]. have voted you the Royal Medal for Natural Science -- All along of the Barnacles!!! I am most intensely delighted, infinitely more than you can be, very much on the strength of the Lepadidae too; for you must know that I neither proposed you, nor seconded you; nor voted for you -- I was base, perfide -- [Joseph Ellison] Portlock proposed you for the Coral Islands & Lepadidae. [Thomas] Bell [Secretary of the Royal Society] followed seconding, on the Lepadideae alone, & then, followed such a shout of paeans for the Barnacles that you would have [sunk] to hear" (Correspondence V, p. 165). When, in late 1854, his work on barnacles was concluded, Darwin was pleased that this obstacle to researches into species was removed: "For several months before [September 1854], maybe almost a year, he had longed to return to some more direct work on species -- the barnacles raised so many interesting possibilities that he fretted impatiently to get the last proof sheet out of the house [...] The entry [in his journal on the day he considered the work finished] closed with the words `Began sorting notes for species theory'" (Browne, I, p. 510). Freeman 342; Norman 590.

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        Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse. Eine Abhandlung, zu deren öffentlicher Vertheidigung behuf Erlangung der Doctorwürde der Verfasser bereit sein wird am 16. December 1851.

      Göttingen: E. A. Huth, 1851. First edition of Riemann's Dissertation, "one of the most important achievements of 19th century mathematics" (Laugwitz), "which marked a new era in the development of the theory of analytic functions" (Kolmogorov & Yushkevich, p. 199), introducing geometric and topological methods, notably the idea of a 'Riemann surface.' "Riemann's doctoral thesis is, in short, a masterpiece" (Derbyshire, p. 121). This paper, and its sequel Theorie der Abel'schen Functionen (1857), "have become famous for several reasons. They introduced what are now called Riemann surfaces, in the form of domains spread out over the complex plane. They presented enough tools to classify all compact orientable surfaces, and so gave a great impetus to topology. They provided a topological meaning for an otherwise unexplained constant which entered into Abel's work on Abelian integrals, and more generally gave a geometric framework for all of complex analysis. They are thus the first mature, obscure, papers in the study of the topology of manifolds and are equally decisive for the development of algebraic geometry and the geometric treatment of complex analysis" (Gray, p. 21). Riemann's Dissertation is of great rarity, for "although [a Dissertation] was a printed booklet, it was not usually published or publicised in the normal way; the candidate had to pay for the print-run, and sales and marketing were executed on an infinitesimal scale. So the first printing of Riemann's thesis consisted only of the obligatory copies he had to hand in at Göttingen University, and a few copies for his personal use" (Landmark Writings, p. 454). Only three copies of Riemann's Dissertation have appeared at auction in the last 30 years. Riemann begins his Dissertation by offering a new foundation for the theory of analytic functions, based not on analytic expressions but on the assumption that the complex function w = u + iv of the complex variable z = x + iy is 'differentiable'. Riemann noted that this condition is equivalent to requiring that u and v satisfy the 'Cauchy-Riemann equations' (as they are now called), and that, when the derivative is non-zero, it is also equivalent to requiring that the function determines a conformal mapping from the z-plane to the w-plane. In order to deal with multi-valued functions such as algebraic functions and their integrals, Riemann introduced the surfaces now named after him: the Riemann surface associated with a function is composed of as many sheets as there are branches of the function, connected in a particular way so that continuity is preserved and a single-valued function on the surface is obtained. Such a surface can be represented on a plane by a series of 'cross-cuts', which divide the surface into simply-connected regions.  The rest of the Dissertation is devoted to the study of functions on Riemann surfaces. From the Cauchy-Riemann equations it follows that if w = u + iv is an analytic function, then u and v are harmonic functions, i.e. solutions of Laplace's equation. To construct harmonic functions such as u and v, Riemann began with the case of a simply-connected region and made use of what he called 'Dirichlet's principle (he had learned it from Dirichlet's lectures in Berlin): this asserts that the harmonic functions are exactly those which minimize the value of a certain integral. He then extended this to the non-simply connected case using cross-cuts and other variants. This approach was later to prove controversial, as Weierstrass gave examples of situations in which the minimizing function does not exist, but it was rehabilitated by Hilbert early in the next century.  The crowning glory of the Dissertation, and the most difficult part of the theory of conformal mappings, is his celebrated mapping theorem. "As an application of his approach he gave a 'worked-out example', showing that two simply-connected plane surfaces can always be made to correspond in such a way that each point of one corresponds continuously with its image in the other, and so that corresponding parts are 'similar in the small', or conformal ... what is nowadays called the 'Riemann mapping theorem'." (Landmark Writings, p. 454).  According to Richard Dedekind (Bernhard Riemann's Lebenslauf, p. 7), Riemann probably conceived the main ideas of the Dissertation in autumn 1847. It was submitted on 14 November, 1851 and the Dean of the Faculty asked Gauss for his opinion. Always sparing with his praise, Gauss nevertheless wrote: "The paper submitted by Mr Riemann bears conclusive evidence of the profound and penetrating studies of the author in the area to which the topic dealt with belongs" (quoted from R. Remmert, "From Riemann surfaces to complex spaces", Bull. Soc. Math. France (1998), p. 207). Following the thesis examination on 16 December, 1851, Riemann was awarded his Doctor Philosophiae and Gauss recommended that he be formally appointed to a post at Göttingen. DSB XI 449-451; U. Bottazzini & J. Gray, Hidden Harmony - Geometric Fantasies - The Rise of Complex Function Theory, 2013; J. Derbyshire, Prime Obsession, 2003; J. Ferreiros, Labyrinth of Thought: A History of Set Theory and its Role in Modern Mathematics, 2010; I. Grattan-Guiness, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, Chapter 34; J. Gray, Linear Differential Equations and Group Theory from Riemann to Poincaré, 1996; A. N. Kolmogorov & A. P. Yushkevich (eds.), Mathematics in the 19th century, Vol. II, 1996; D. Laugwitz, Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866, 1998; E. Scholz, Geschichte des Mannigfaltigkeitsbegriffs von Riemann bis Poincaré, 1980; J. Stillwell, Mathematics and its History, 3rd edition, 2010. 4to (238 x 181 mm), pp. [2], [1] 2-32, minor toning throughout; some browning to the title and last page. Stamp and small paper label to verso of title; upper inner corner of first leaves torn off and proffessionaly restored; small restoration to a marginal tear to least leaf. Recent green marbled paper boards.

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        DUTIES OF MASTERS TO SERVANTS: THREE PREMIUM ESSAYS. I. BY THE REV. H.N. McTYEIRE. II. BY THE REV. C.F. STURGIS. III. BY THE REV. A.T. HOLMES.

      Southern Baptist Publication Society,, Charleston, S.C.: 1851 - 12mo. Original publisher's cloth with gilt-lettered spine title [spine sunned]. 151, [1] pp. Text lightly foxed, Very Good. The Essays, which "contain matter worthy of the profound and prayerful consideration of the owners of slaves," won the prize offered by the Baptist State Convention for the best essays on the subject. Recognizing that, "on account of the agitation on this delicate subject, all persons may not be considered at liberty to treat it," the Preface's author assures his readers that he "is by birth a South-Carolinian; and by education and sympathy has never been less a Southerner than that nativity calls for." Each essay has a separate title page and imprint, paginated consecutively. They discuss the humane treatment of slaves and their instruction in the Christian religion. FIRST EDITION. LCP 6278. Work 315. De Renne 541. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Romanzero.

      Hoffmann und Campe,Hamburg 1851 - 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige. Grauer Halblederband auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild und -vergoldung mit farbig illustr. floralem Deckelbezug, weiß-silber illustr. Vorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt (der schöne illustr. Umschlag der Original-Broschur eingebunden).Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1851. 8°. VI, 314 S.,-Erster Druck der Ersten Ausgabe von Heines dritter Gedichtsammlung,-Erste Ausgabe-. gedruckt in Voigt's Buchdruckerei in Wandsbeck. - Goedeke VIII, 561, 89. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 559. - Meyer S. 90. - Borst 2429. - Steinbrink S. 174, Nr. 13. - Alle genannten Bibliographien sehen den Druck von Hotop in Kassel mit 313 Seiten als ersten Druck an. James E. Walsh hat jedoch nachgewiesen, daß es sich bei dem vorliegenden bei Voigt in Wandsbek hergestellten Druck um den ersten Druck handeln muß (siehe Philobiblon, XXV. Jg., Heft 3, S. 181 ff.). - Sehr schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar, in diesem Zustand und mit dem hübschen eingebundenen lithographierten Original-Umschlag (Libelle im Flug zwischen Blumen und Ranken) sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winged Thoughts

      London: Longman & Co, 1851. An exquisite Victorian gift-book and a splendid example of the work of Owen Jones, showing clearly why he is thought of as one of the most eminent book designers. Ruari McLean has noted that "the plates in Winged Thoughts are very fine indeed." Certainly the bird plates are remarkedly beautiful, while the title-page itself is very striking, which is in turn foreshadowed by the ornate binding. Rare on the market. Original brown calf "relievo" binding by Remnant & Edmonds, covers with highly detailed embossing over bevelled boards, front cover with an elegant frame of feathers surrounding the title, back cover with a similar frame and a peacock's tail in the centre, rounded spine with similar decoration, coated and textured endpapers with an all-over pattern of feathered paisley, turn-ins and all edges gilt, on thick coated stock, an initial leaf and colophon each with a spray of green leaves and gothic text in gold, rebacked with original spine laid down, innner hinges reinforced with binder's tape. McLean, pages 94-97.

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        Aedes Hartwellianae : Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell [with] Addenda to the Aedes Hartwellianae. In two volumes

      London: 1864. In two volumes. vii, 414; viii, 332 pp. Contemporary uniform blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Wear & fraying to spine ends. Boards clean. With the author's own bookplate to the front pastedowns. Presentation inscription from the author Admiral Smyth and Dr. John Lee, the owner of Hartwell House. Slight foxing. Internally clean. With 21 full-page plates. Plates complete. In-text illustrations. Loosely laid in is The Times notice of the sale of the house in 1938. Bindings firm. A VG pair. . Very Good. Blind-stamped Cloth. 1851. 4to..

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        Autograph manuscript, Unsigned

      1851 - Autograph manuscript in Thoreau's hand; off-white paper with one horizontal crease and a few stray pencil marks to text; reinforced to edges with thicker paper. This excerpt from Thoreau's journal quotes a passage from John James Garth Wilkinson's The Human Body and Its Connexion with Man: Illustrated by the Principal Organs in which Wilkinson discusses the importance of footpaths in a large English town, which he believes should be kept well-maintained at the expense of the public. Thoreau's entry passionately supports what Wilkinson writes, and laments that man is limited with only highways and parks to travel through. He writes: "I should die from mere nervousness at the Thought of such confinement.," and questions whether those who are confined to only certain areas can be said to be living at all. Well-known for his support of public lands preservation and environmental conservation, Thoreau continued to advocate for the importance of access to nature in his well-known work, Walden, published three years after this journal entry.

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        Cuba in 1851 : containing authentic statistics of the population, agriculture and commerce of the island for a series of years, with official and other documents in relation to the revolutionary movements of 1850 and 1851

      New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1851. Printed outer wraps. Map frontispiece, map on page 9, portrait page 77. 80 pp., followed by (16) pp. ads. An extraordinary publication, of the utmost rarity. no copy has appeared at auction, and most library-held copies appear to be the electronic version, reproduced from the copy in the Library of Congress. Sabin 36444. While the content of the 80 pp of text are useful and vital to the research of Cuba at this time, an equally interesting and useful reference may be made of the 16 pp. Booksellers catalogue included at the end, wherein a huge number of different fonts and typesetting devices are found. In a 1965 catalogue from Eberstadt in NY (with a price of $100), the following is noted: Sabin 36444; Caldwell, p. 132. Contains some of the Cuban sources, personal narratives of participants, and letters from those who were about to die. VG, customary scattered foxing but a very clean and bright copy of a rare item.

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        Handbuch zur Kenntniß Ungarns, ferner: Siebenbürgens, der serbischen Woiwodschaft, des Temescher Banates, Slavoniens, Croatiens, der k. k. Militairgrenze und des ungarischen Litorales. : in historisch-geographisch-statistischer, in topographischer, ökonomischer, industrieller und commercieller Beziehung, insbesondere mit einer erschöpfenden Darstellung der ganzen Auswanderungsangelegenheit, und für Auswanderer nach jenen Ländern speziell eingerichtet und verfaßt / von Julian Chownitz (J. Chowanetz)

      Bamberg Buchner'sche Buchhandlung, 1851 - Mit einer gefalteten lithographischen Karte und 8 Falttabellen. Engelmann 1004,- Umfangreiche Beschreibung Gebiets, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Auswanderungsmöglichkeiten für Auswanderer. Das letzte Kapitel mit einem Vergleich der Möglichkeiten für Neuansiedler in den USA und Ungarn. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild

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        [FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF BERING'S EXPEDITION] Severnaya ekspeditsiya, 1733-1743 [i.e. Northern Expedition, 1733-1743]

      St. Petersburg, 1851. [2], ix, 271, [1] pp. Octavo. With five folding engraved maps at rear. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt lettered title on the spine. Occasional pencil markings in text, first free endpaper removed, spine mildly faded, but overall a very good copy in very original condition. First edition. Very rare. This is a small print run offprint in book form from the extensive article first published in part IX of the important Russian journal Zapiski Gidrographicheskago Departamenta Morskago Ministerstva, Izdavayemye s Visochaishago Razresheniia (i.e. Notes of the Hydrographical Department of the Naval Ministry Published by the Highest Permission, SPb., 1851, pp. 190-469). Worldcat finds only two copies of the journal publication (University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Columbia University). The print run of the separate edition is not known, but as a comparison, the print run of the offprint of N. Ivashintsov's Russian Circumnavigations, also first published in the Zapiski (parts VII and VIII, 1849-1850), was stated to be 25 copies, and the book was not intended for sale (Lada-Mocarski, 135). This is the first comprehensive history of the Great Northern Expedition of 1733-43 under command of Vitus Bering, which resulted in the European discovery of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the Commander Islands, Bering Island, as well as detailed mapping of most of the Arctic coast of Siberia and the Kuril Islands. The book is based on the original documents of the expedition found in the Chief Naval Archive of the Russian Empire, the archives of the Hydrographical Department of the Imperial Naval Ministry, and Archive and Library of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. The preface outlines previous publications and works on the topic (maps and books of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle, Gerhard Miller, Gavrila Sarychev, Stepan Krasheninnikov, Georg Steller, Johann Gmelin, Johann Fischer, Ferdinand Wrangell, and others), and analyses the main archival sources used during writing the book. The supplements include: 1) ''Bering's Proposals'' (first complete publication of the manuscript with the proposals compiled by Vitus Bering upon his return from the First Kamchatka Expedition, they became one of the reasons for the organization of the Great Northern Expedition); 2) First Russian translation of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle's ''Explication de la carte des nouvelles découvertes au nord de la mer de sud'' (1752); 3) List of members of the Great Northern Expedition; 4) Number of various types of the Expedition members (officers, doctors and their associates, clerks, carpenters, soldiers, drummers, sail repairs etc.), 4) Expenses of the Expedition; 5) Chirikov Proposal of the 25th July, 1746 (based on the results of the Expedition); 6) Miscellaneous notes. Five folding maps show: 1) Russian Arctic and northeastern Siberia from Novaya Zemlya to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands; 2) North Pacific Ocean with detailed view of the Bering Sea and the coast of Alaska and North America as far south as the Monterey Bay; 3) routes of Bering and Chirikov (Alaska); 4) Spanberg and Walton (the Kuril Islands and Japan); 5) the Kayak Island (the Gulf of Alaska). The first two maps are compiled on the basis of the modern surveys (up to the 1850s), and the last three maps are the first publications based on the original maps of Lt. Sven Waxell (1701-1762) and navigator Sofron Khitrovo (d. 1756) (manuscript Map of the seen American Land with the newly discovered Islands, was found in the archives of the Hydrographical Department), Captain Alexey Chirikov (1703-1748), and Captain Martin Spanberg (1696-1761); the map of the Kayak Island was copied from the map in the journal of Sofron Khitrovo (found in the Library of the Academy of Sciences). The maps specify the discoveries made by Chirikov and Bering, positions of the ships on specific dates, relief of the Kayak Island and the Alaskan coast, sea depths. The author of the book was Alexander Petrovich Sokolov (1816-1858), a noted historian of the Russian navy, known for his works Bering and Chirikov (1849), Chronicle of Wrecks and Fires on the Vessels of the Russian Fleet (1854), Russian Maritime Library (first comprehensive attempt of Russian bibliography on naval and maritime topics, first published in several parts of the Zapiski of the Hydrographical Department, 1847-1852; first separate edition in 1883), and others. Soliday Part B-1261j; "Contains a full account of the voyages of Bering and Chirikov to the Northwest American Coast" (Wickersham 6116).

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan.

      Impresas por M.N. de la Vega, 1851. First edition. Born in 1816 in the small town of Tizayuca in what is now the state of Hidalgo, Rodriguez Galvan is widely credited with being the initiator of the Romantic movement in Mexico. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and was the editor of several periodicals, most especially Calendario de las Señoritas Mexicanas and Año Nuevo, El Recreo de las Familias. He died of yellow fever in Havana in 1842 at the age of 27 while en route to South America on a diplomatic mission. A few of the poems in vol. I were penned in => Havana before his death. These volumes offer his "Composiciones líricas originales" in vol. I and "Composiciones dramáticas originales" in vol. II. The frontispiece is a fine lithographic portrait of Don Ignacio, in Romantic style of course; there is a liberal use of handsome tailpieces. The whole was compiled and edited by the author's brother Antonio. => This first edition is uncommon in our experience as dealers in Mexicana. Provenance: Masonic stamp, "Porfirio del Rio" on title-page; inscription to fly-leaf of A. Quijano, 1916.

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        Opérations du Neuvième corps de la Grande Armée en Silésie, sous le commandement en chef de S.A.I. le prince Jérôme Napoléon, 1806-1807...

      Corréard, 1851. Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 382; (4) 145 (5). Con 9 carte topografiche stampate su carta forte e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in stato di conservazione molto buono. Edizione originale, rara.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA. DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE LITERATURA, CIENCIAS, ARTES, AGRICULTURA, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO. 37 Vol. más 3 de complementos.

      Madrid: Est. Tip. de Mellado, / 1865 ; Paris: Firmin Didot Fréres editeurs, 1872.- 1851 - 37 vol. de 1000 columnas (500 páginas) aproximadamente cada uno, más 3 volúmenes de ilustraciones; 24 x 16 cm.- Pasta española de época. Lomos sobados. Sellos en portadas. Marcas de óxido. A pesar de esto ejemplar muy aceptable. Los tres volúmenes de Atlas están completos en láminas. Consultar con la librería para información sobre temática de las láminas. Enciclopedia

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        THE CRICKETER'S MANUAL;CONTAINING A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER, HISTORY, AND ELEMENTS OF CRICKET .

      Baily Brothers 1851 - Includes a short history of cricket, laws of the game, a list of principal grounds and clubs, cricket songs and biographies of Mynn and Pilch. "A comprehensive little volume, and stored with good stuff for the patrons of the bat, ball, and wicket". 5th edition. 12mo. 110pp + many advert pages. Original brown cloth covers with gilt title to front and gilt to pages edges. Originally purchased from WH Smith on The Strand. A very good copy.

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        The Dramatic and Poetical Works Complete in one volume

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1851 - A fine unsigned binding, with a lovely fore edge painting of a bridge over a river. (And some fine poetry and prose of course!) Red full leather binding with profuse gilt decoration. 6 raised bands with gilt details to the spine. All edges gilt, with fore edge painting to the open edge. A touch of rubbing to the edges, and slight fading to the spine - but overall a very nice example of this work. viii, 1-848. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Als- Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Autobiographischer Inhalt.

      Poststempel: Freiburg 24.III.1851. 3 Seiten gr.-4. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse. Ausschnitt zum Öffnen des Siegels fachgerecht repariert (Verlust einiger Zeilenenden). Karl Heinrich Baumgärtner (1798-1886), Pathologe und Physiologe, entwickelte die "Bildungskugeltheorie", eine Vorläuferin von Schwanns Zelltheorie. - An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig mit umfangreichen "Notizen über mein Leben und meine Wirksamkeit", die für seine Biographie in der 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855) bestimmt waren."... 1820 wurde ich Regimentsarzt und im Spätjahre 1824 Professor der medicinischen Klinik zu Freiburg. - Meine Schriften sind theils physiologischen und theils therapeutischen Inhalts. Die ersteren enthalten vorzugsweise Beobachtungen aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Thiere und Untersuchungen über den Kreislauf des Blutes. Schon 1830 suchte ich darzuthun, daß die Spaltungen des Eidotters kuglichte Massen zu ihrem Resultate haben, aus welchen sich die Einzeltheile des Thieres entwickeln, und beschrieb die stufenweise Umwandlung solcher Kugeln zu Blutkörperchen (welches wohl die erste durchgeführte Beobachtung über die Entwicklungs geschichte einzelner Gewebe ist). Im Jahre 1835 sprach ich die Idee der Entwicklung aller Einzeltheile aus diesen Kugeln noch vollständiger aus und gab ihr den Namen Bildungskugeln. Nachdem im Jahre 1839 Schwann die Zellentheorie aufgestellt hatte, erklärte ich mich zuerst gegen die neue Theorie, ... bald aber erkannte ich, daß die beiden Lehren sich nicht gegenseitig ausschließen ..." - Am Kopf ein zeitgenössischer Bleistiftvermerk "An Hrn. Prof. Bock" - gemeint ist der Anatom Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874), der den Lexikonartikel über Baumgärtner verfassen sollte.In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus.Sehr selten.

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        Masters and Workmen

      ondon- T.C. Newby, 1851 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this novel by Frederick Chichester. Complete in three volumes. Frederick R Chichester, who wrote predominantly under a pseudonym, was a prolific writer of novels in the nineteenth century. Despite the great number of novels he wrote, his works are rarely seen for sale. This work muses on poverty and the class system in England, and illustrated Chichester's charitable disposition and dedication to social reform, for which he was well known. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, sound with some rubbing, particularly to the head of the spines. Lacking spine label to volume II. Rear hinge strained to volume III. Front hinge strained after title page to volume II with page 3/4 detached but present. Front hinge strained after endpaper to volume I. Personal bookplate of Francis Ravenscroft to front pastedown of all volume with library number label from personal library. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, particularly to volume II. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851. 6 vols. London & New York, J. Tallis, [c.1851]

      - First Edition. 6 vols. 4to, pp. [i]-iv, [5]-138; 139-268; [1]-108; 109-196; 197-262, [1]-30; 31-110, [16] i.e. titles to volumes II & III, and contents and lists of illustrations to all volumes; 144 engraved plates; distributed through the six divisions 25, 23, 24,24,24 & 23; original blue pictorial cloth, gilt designed by H. Bibby and executed by Thomas Staples, showing the fa?ade and transept of the Crystal Palace; last division slightly dampstained on upper cover and recently recased [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk., "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Europa, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Künstlergraphik, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk. "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      - Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte"; die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS

      GROMBRIDGE AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW, 1851. N. 6 volumi in -8 (16,5 x 25 cm.), legatura mezza pelle verde con angoli, piatti carta marmorizzata, dorso con nervature, filetti e scritte in oro all'interno di tassello in pelle marrone, tagli col. cuoio, pp. V, II, 364, 60 tav. finemente incise e acquarellate raffiguranti uccelli, IV, 360, 60 tav. a colori, IV, 391, (1), IV, 330, 62 tav. a colori, IV, 315, (1), 57 tav. a colori, XI, (1), 290, 60 tav. a colori. Testo in inglese. L'opera è da considerarsi in buone condizioni, integra e ben legata malgrado il differente colore dei piatti del 1° vol. che è sui toni del marrone anzichè verde sfumato e i due tasselli al dorso con scritte del 1° e 2° volume che sono col. cotto anziche rossicci. Leggere fioriture su alcuni fogli e tracce d'uso alle copertine - PRIMA EDIZIONE - Opera completa di tutte le 358 tavole incise. 1° Edition - 8vo, a complete set with all 358 hand coloured plates present. Some light spotting to text in a couple of vols and some tissue guards are spotted, causing a trifle spotting to perhaps half of the plates. Bound in contemporary dark green calf leather, original red labels present, one a little faded and chipped and its spine sl more worn that the others. Good condition++ SECOLO XIX (seconda metà)

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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 426; viii, 426 pp. Contemporary black calf over green moiré silk sides, spine with gilt rules, gilt lettered direct to two panels. 10 colour plates, 8 wood engravings and a folding map. Browning to the map which has repairs to folds on the verso, some older with linen and some newer with tissue, slight fading and rubbing to the spines, else a very good set.

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        Memoirs of a Literary Veteran; Including Sketches and Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Literary Characters from 1794 to 1849: In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1851 - First edition. Complete three volume set. Original decorative blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles. Owner's bookplate, light dampstain on front endpapers of all three volumes, a good only set with spine ends and corners chipped and bumped and some loss of the spine heads. Containing Poetical genius in the Far North by Byron and Beattie, with recollections of Sir Brooke Boothby, Sir Walter Scott, Enlightened criticism on Wordsworth's poetry, Sir Walter Scott's diary, recollections of Thomas Campbell and Haydon, and much more. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The World's Metropolis, or Mighty London].

      London For the Proprietors ca. -5 1851 - First edition. 4to, engraved title-page titled Views of London, including The Royal Palace, with pictorial vignette, 49 engraved plates, original red blindstamped cloth gilt, bookseller's ticket of Ann McClary, 42, St. James Street, scattered light foxing, binding worn and slightly soiled, all edges gilt, a very good set. Many of the engravings are after Shepherd, and these form an interesting supplement to his work in "Metropolitan Improvements". The theme of the work was topography and architecture. The publishing history of this work is very complicated, and there are several variant title-pages as well as differences in collation. The present copy has a total of 49 illustrations. Adams writes: "All engravings and lithographs met within several copies of Mighty London are here listed but are unlikely to be found in their entirety in any one copy." (listing a maximum of 115 illustrations numbered 0-114). Adams 213. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revue historique du regne de l'empereur Nicolas I. [???????????? ????????? ???????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????? I].

      Tip. ekpeditsii zagotovleniya gos. bumag Skt. Peterburg 1851 - VIII, 214, [6] pp. Contemporary presentation blue velvet binding, blind tooling to covers, all edges gilt, owner's inscription to half-title; very slightly rubbed. Beautifully bound copy of this overview of the reign of Nicholas I written by one of the most respected historians of that time. Nikolay Ustrialov (1805 –1870) was a Russian historian and professor at the Saint Petersburg University. He published a number of important works on history of Russia, which were favourably received by the Imperial court and government. In 1847 Ustrialov published a historical overview of the reign of Nicholas I in Russian to serve as a textbook for the University students. So important the work was considered that Nicholas I personally reviewed the manuscript and introduced corrections. The original edition was followed by the French translation four years later. The motives of the translator are explained in the introduction. During his travels around Europe Babushkin found the Europeans being very ignorant of the Russian history and culture. The only way to combat it in his opinion would be making reliable historical sources available in the language understood by most of the European courts. Rare. We could not trace the French edition in any public holdings in the West. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traveller's Manual of Conversation in English, German, French, and Italian; together with a copious vocabulary and short questions in those languages; and tables of the relative value of English, German, French, and Dutch coins. Founded upon the works of Boldoni, Mad. de Genlis and others.

      Charles Baedeker Coblenz 1851 - Eighth edition. xx, 320pp, pencilling on endpapers, hinges cracked, publisher's grey boards, printed paper label laid down on upper board, small stamp on label, red spine; a good copy. "One of the best Travellers Manuals of Conversation" Murrays Handbook for North. Germany IX edit p.273. This is a very good example of one the early phrase-books first started in 1836. All editions pre 1860 are rare. Hinrichsen S9 (for all editions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stones of Venice : The Foundations. The Sea-Stories. The Fall [The H. Bradley Martin copy]

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, Spottiswoodes and Shaw, New-Street-Square [[through 1853], 1851. Three First Impressions, complete, of a key text of the Aesthetic Movement. Imperial 8vo: xvi,413,[1],16[catalogue dated June, 1855], with errata slip following List of Plates; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated March, 1854]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated March,1854]pp, with 53 engraved, lithograph, and mezzotint plates (protected by guard tissues), including seven hand-colored, and wood engraved illustrations in the text, all after drawings by Ruskin. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, covers with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed, terracotta end papers. Housed in handsome purpose-made, morocco-backed pull-off cases by Mounteney. With the bookplate of Harold Greenhill (Australian artist, 1914-1995) and the H. Bradley Martin bookplate mounted to front fly leaf of vol. I. This set was lot 3155 in the Bradley Martin sale, May 1, 1990, hammer $2,250. In almost every regard, a nonpareil set, looking much as it did on day of publication (runs of pages in vols. I and III unopened), with excellent provenance, clean, bright and very fresh, with fine renditions of the plates. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. "Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work's abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs." (ODNB) The 10,000-volume library of Henry Bradley Martin was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York, in six parts, in 1989 and 1990. The catalogue ran to nine volumes. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Goats in a meadow, with a view of a city in the background (possibly Dordrecht, seen the likeness with the church tower of the Grote Kerk).

      Painter and draughtsman C. W. van Rije became a member of Tekengenootschap Pictura in Dordrecht on the 10th of October, 1851. Brush and black and grey ink on velin, 184 x 278 mm. Signed 'C.W. van Rije' on lower left, in the grass area. Several light spots in the sky area, very slight traces of folding in the lower right corner, otherwise in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        Voyage of the Prince Albert in search of Sir John Franklin A Narrative of Every day life in the Arctic Seas

      First edition. Folding map, 4 colour plates. 8vo. 20th century half blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, a little sun faded. Very slight spotting within. xvi, 416, 32ads pp. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Dover Somersworth Rollinsford New Hampshire Great Falls 1851 wall map rare

      1851 - Map of the Towns of Dover, Somersworth and Rollinsford Strafford County, New Hampshire from Original Surveys Under Direction of HF Walling Civil Engineer (North America- United States- Village of Great Falls- Village of Salmon Falls- Cocheco and Salmon Falls Mill Buildings- School House- Historic Houses) Printed 1851, by Walling Original antique linen-backed wall map with the original wooden turned rollers. With original hand color, varnish used has now age toned and yellowed as always. Small vignettes across the map illustrated important architecture such as the large brick cotton mills of the era. Hundreds of houses and buildings shown in outline, many identified by owners name. A detailed, scarce and interesting map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present. In Fair antiquarian condition, visible old dampstaining down the left side as often sen on old wall maps, paper surface with normal typical creasing and crackling, small specks of loss, but mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original linen edging along sides present but loose, the top roller is detached from the map but easily re-attached with tacks or small nails if so desired, overall the map is still attractive and desirable given the rarity of it -- map has been priced according to this condition as described. Please inspect photos closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study them carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown. Sheet measures c. 41 1/4" W x 29" H. Engraved area measures c. 41 1/4" W x 26 1/8" H. [R4575]

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        The Stones of Venice : The Foundations The Sea-Stories The Fall [The H Bradley Martin copy]

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, Spottiswoodes and Shaw, New-Street-Square [[through 1853], 1851. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Three First Impressions, complete, of a key text of the Aesthetic Movement. Imperial 8vo: xvi,413,[1],16[catalogue dated June, 1855], with errata slip following List of Plates; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated March, 1854]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated March,1854]pp, with 53 engraved, lithograph, and mezzotint plates (protected by guard tissues), including seven hand-colored, and wood engraved illustrations in the text, all after drawings by Ruskin. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, covers with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed, terracotta end papers. Housed in handsome purpose-made, morocco-backed pull-off cases by Mounteney. With the bookplate of Harold Greenhill (Australian artist, 1914-1995) and the H. Bradley Martin bookplate mounted to front fly leaf of vol. I. This set was lot 3155 in the Bradley Martin sale, May 1, 1990, hammer $2,250. In almost every regard, a nonpareil set, looking much as it did on day of publication (runs of pages in vols. I and III unopened), with excellent provenance, clean, bright and very fresh, with fine renditions of the plates. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. "Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work's abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs." (ODNB) The 10,000-volume library of Henry Bradley Martin was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York, in six parts, in 1989 and 1990. The catalogue ran to nine volumes. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1851 , 4th Edition (Smith 4/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1851 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 4th Edition in Orignal Paperback Form The covers are a bit dark with some loss to the edges and rounding of the corners, it is tightly bound although some loss of paper to the spine, the internal pages are clean and very presentable and pre dates Wisden. Rare.

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        A year on the Punjab frontier, in 1848-49

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. FIRST EDITION. Each volume with half-title, frontispiece portrait in Volume I, 6 plates (3 colored lithograph, 1 double folding), text illustration, 2 folding plans, and a facsimile letter from Vans Agnew to General Van Cortlandt. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, with the gilt logo of the Society of Writers to the Signet on all covers, small stain to lower corner of front board of Volume II; interiors excellent. First edition of Edwardes account of the Punjab Rebellion of 1848, also known as the second Anglo-Sikh War. Edwardes was appointed to the personal staff of Sir Hugh Gough, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian army, whom he served during the first Anglo-Sikh War (1846-47). Thereafter the Punjab was ruled by a British Resident. With the stirrings of a second rebellion, Edwardes, despite any military training, raised a body of soldiers and defeated rebels loyal to a local Sikh leader. After numerous battles throughout the area, the local governor surrendered following negotiations with Edwardes. As a result of his deeds, he became quite famous and celebrated back in England. Edwardes (1819-1868) returned to the Punjab on a number of occasions, acting as a political appointee posed with the task of maintaining order in the area. For his role in securing the British victory during the War, he is known as the "Hero of Multan.".

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        The Pageant 1896 London, H Henry & Co , 1896

      This hardcover is bound in brown linen with gilt stamped doves and ditto title on the front. It looks as if the cover has some light water damage at the back but this did not resolve in any problems for the contents. The pages are untrimmed. The edges are slightly worn but the overall condition of the book is good. 19 x 26,5 cm, [18] 1-243 [viii] pp. The book contains twenty photo reproductions and some smaller prints. The editor of this book Gleeson White (1851-1898) is mainly known for his writing of critical books and articles about graphic design and art. White was part of a group of influential writers and artists that dominated the changing appearance of British art at the end of the nineteenth century. After he had worked as an editor for several magazines he was asked to be the founding editor for The Studio. This magazine about art and design is still seen as the breakthrough opportunity for great illustrators like Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Rickets and Edmund Dulac. The Studio was influenced by the ideals of the arts and Crafts movement. In The Pageant, White combined the great literature of his time with the art of upcoming artists. It contains stories and illustrations by W. B. Yeats, James McNeil Whistler, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir Edward Burne Jones. B2324

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        The American Flora: Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: Containing Their Scientific and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties, Mode of Culture, Propagation, &C., Designed as a Book of Reference for Botanists, Physicians, Florists, Gardeners, Students, Etc. V.1

      Green & Spencer, Savannah, Georgia 1851 - Edition? Large Octavo? Large Quarto? Leather with gilt lettering to spine (I think these are original front and back cover, but Spine is a repair). Elaborate gilt decoration on front and back cover. gilt edges. Color frontis and 48 color plates. Asa Strong, a physician, was one of the most popular natural history writers of his day. The qualities of each plant are given and its medicinal uses explained. Scattered foxing, confined largely to the text, plates generally clean and brightly colored. Very Good. Bottom corners bumped. Significant rubbing to bottom edge; mild wear to front and top edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Fly-fishing in Salt and Fresh Water.

      John Van Voorst. 1851. 8vo. Oriignal green cloth, gilt elttering to spine; pp. viii + 74 + [2, ads.], 6 plates (5 hand-coloured); previous owner's signature to front pastedown, occasional marginal notes and underlining in pencil, very good. First edition. The authorship of this book has been attributed to various people over the years, including Richard Hely Hutchinson, Horace Gordon Hutchinson and, according to a copy seen by Thacher, a Mrs Hutchinson (Angling Books p. 73). That attribution is echoed in this copy, in which '[by _ Hutchinson]' is written in pencil to the front pastedown. However, Paul Morgan in Saltwater flyfishing (1989) fixed the identity of the author as Richard Bowden-Smith, a Hampshire gentleman and sportsman, on the strength of a note found in a copy of the book owned by Walter, Richard's son. Walter attested that his father wrote the book and that his mother, Georgina, drew the six plates. It is a pioneering work on sea fly-fishing, mainly based in Ireland. The plates feature some unusual flies. Westwood & Satchell p. 95.

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