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        Maryland

      June 1851. Printed Broadside, two pages (one sheet), 12" x 18", headed <I>"Constitution of Maryland, to be voted on the first Wednesday of June 1851"</I> outlining the Declaration of Rights as well as the Constitution of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Constitution of 1776 was the first of four constitutions under which the state of Maryland has been governed. It was that state's basic law from its adoption in 1776 until the Maryland Constitution of 1851 took effect on July 4th of that year. The document included a Declaration of Rights. This, among other things, ended the position of the Church of England as the state-supported religion, and granted all Christians, including Roman Catholics, freedom of worship. Free blacks who met the property qualifications continued to be eligible to vote. The declaration was more than a bill of rights, which enunciates certain rights which are reserved to the people. The declaration stated that all power emanated from the people and that the governors were accountable to the people. The current Constitution of Maryland, which was ratified by the people of the state on September 18, 1867, forms the basic law for the U.S. state of Maryland. It replaced the short-lived Maryland Constitution of 1864 and is the fourth constitution under which the state has been governed. It was last amended in 2002. Light scattered foxing, otherwise fine.

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        Wanderungen in Griechenland (2 Bände in 1)

      Halle, Schwetschke, 1851. - im Gefolge des Königs Otto und der Königin Amalie. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Topographie und Geschichte. Mit 1 gefalteten Karte, XIX, 256 Seiten; VIII, 256 Seiten, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13,5 cm, Einband etwas fleckig, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen etwas gebräunt.

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        THE CHAMPION OF DESPOTISM.

      1851 or 1852], [New York: 1851 - Uncolored lithograph broadside, drawn by Magee. 8-1/2" x 10-3/4". Near Fine copy of a rare item. "A satire critical of New York Courier & Enquirer editor James Watson Webb for his journalistic assaults on exiled Hungarian revolutionary leader Louis Kossuth. Weitenkampf dates the cartoon 1852, but it may have appeared as early as December 1851, when Kossuth landed in New York for a much-publicized visit to seek American diplomatic and financial support for Hungary" [Reilly]. Although most Americans sympathized with Kossuth's struggle for liberty, Webb did not approve of Kossuth's "attempts to embroil the United States in the European conflict" [id.]. As a top-hatted Kossuth strides down the street, a copy of Webb's newspaper [with headline 'Kossuth'] protruding from his back pocket, people remark unfavorably "on the man what wrote all that Stuf agin the Hungarians." Magee, the artist and lithographer, worked in New York City during this period, with an office at 34 Mott Street, where he produced this scarce lithograph.Reilly 52-2. Weitenkampf page 112. OCLC 299946275 [2- AAS, Lib. Cong.] as of February 2017.

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        Les mystères du peuple. Erstausgabe der illustrierten Edition 1843, Verlag "*on s'abonne....", Paris. Splendide Edition. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern (komplett / 50 v. Chr. bis 1848). 93 Stahlstiche.

      Splendide Edition. Deuxieme Edition: erste illustrierte Auflage. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern. 93 Orig.-Stahlstich-Tafeln. Grossoktav, 18 x 25 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit mit reich ornamentalen Rückengoldprägungen. Bibliophil ausgestattete dunkelgrüne Halb-Maroquinausgabe mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Ecken meist etwas gestaucht, Kanten beschabt, Deckel teils berieben, Kapitale teils lädiert, kaum stockfleckig. Bände 9 und 10 stammen aus der Edition 1851, die übrigen sind 2. Auflage. Uniform gebunden. Die Erstausgabe erschien ohne Illustrationen. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der kompletten Sammlung dieser illustr. Erstausgabe. ALS KOMPLETTE SAMMLUNG RECHT SELTEN. Versandkosten wegen Gewicht bitte vor Bestellung anfragen. Edition splendide, Demi-Cuir, demi- Maroquin, signes d'usage moderees. Les pages presque sans taches de rouille. Quelques chapitres usees, couvertures en parti frottees. En tout: Bons exemplaires de cette collection complete. L'edition complete est assez rare. Demandez le Prix des frais d'expedition avant la commande s.v.p..

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1851. Large octavo. Original blind-stamped blue morocco-grain cloth, spine decorated and lettered gilt, cream endpapers with printed adverts, Remnant & Edmonds binders' ticket at the foot of the inside rear cover. Map of Albania and region as frontispiece, 20 tinted lithographic plates printed by Hullmandel and Walton. Rubbed, spinecaps restored. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the novelist Charles Lever and his wife: "Mr & Mrs Charles Lever from Edward Lear. In remembrance of pleasant days passed at Florence & La Spezzia, June, July, 1861." Lear had been in Florence to make a painting for one of his most consistent patrons, Frances, Lady Waldegrave, later the wife of his close friend Chichester Fortescue. Lever was serving at the time as vice-consul at La Spezia on a minimal salary ("as I like the place, and there is nothing - actually nothing - to do, I have thought it best to accept it"), a post that helped support his writing. The book is based on two journeys Lear made through Northern and Western Greece, Albania, and Macedonia in 1848 and 1849. The lithographs in this volume are tinted with three colours - blue-grey, grey and sepia - perhaps a technical experiment on Lear's part. Features the armorial bookplate of Richard Nevill.

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        ANATOMIA UTERI HUMANI GRAVIDI TABULIS ILLUSTRATA,

      Printed for the Sydenham Society, London 1851 - (THE ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN GRAVID UTERUS EXHIBITED IN FIGURES). London: Printed for the Sydenham Society, 1851. Folio. 16pp + 34 lithographed plates (8 double-paged). Sydenham Society notice tipped in at front. Dark blue quarter calf, re-spined to the period. Very good. Championed by many to be one of the greatest contributions to anatomy during the eighteenth century, The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus¿ depicts the pregnant form based on observations from Hunter's own dissections. Its verisimilitude is what sets the compilation apart from the few illustrations of its kind done within the same century. Hunter insisted artists should not draw from memory in their depictions. The resulting atlas became sought after in medical circles as the practice of midwifery and obstetrics quickly developed into major fields of study within English medical practice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tahitian and English dictionary, with introductory remarks on the Polynesian language, and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect: with an appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti : London Missionary Society's press, 1851. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half cloth over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. vi, 314, 7; rear endpapers with original owner's manuscript lingustic notes in ink and graphite, rear pastedown with tipped-in nineteenth century printed tabulated key for Tahitian measurements, currency and numbers; a good copy. The first complete dictionary of the Tahitian language to be compiled, this was also the first book of its kind to be published in Tahiti. It was also only the third dictionary published in the Pacific (preceded only by Andrews' Hawaiian Vocabulary, printed at Lahaina in 1836, and a Tongan dictionary of 1841). There had been been an attempt at a Tahitian vocabulary by Guillaume de Humboldt in Berlin in 1843, appended to a larger work on the languages of the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti by Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann. The compiler of that work was John Davies (1772-1855), the pioneer missionary who went on to produce this dictionary. Davies had also published a short grammar of the Tahitian language in 1823, which is here reproduced with corrections and additions. This landmark dictionary was the collective work of the first missionaries sent to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society, edited by Davies, with significant input from his fellow missionary Orsmond. The dictionary contains over 10,000 words, many of which have since fallen out of use. The manuscript notes on the rear endpapers are an interesting feature of this copy. The notes list some items of vocabulary that are included in the dictionary, as well as some notes on the Tahitian nomenclature for the winds, including words which are not listed in the dictionary. As revealed by the French word 'vents', the book seems to have previously belonged to a French owner - in all likelihood an early French resident. The dictionary was published during the years when Tahiti was a French protectorate, prior to its annexation by France in 1880 and conversion to a colony.

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        Liber Henoch, aethiopice, ad quinque codicum fidem editus, cum variis lectionibus.

      Leipzig, W. Vogel, s.d., (1851), - petit in-4 carré, IV-91-[3]-38 pp., un f. n. ch. d'errata, texte en ghèze, introduction et notes en latin, demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné de filets et lions dorés, pièce de titre cerise, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Première édition de cette version du pseudépigraphe Livre d'Hénoch, qui fait partie du canon reçu par l'Eglise éthiopienne, mais est rejeté tant par la version massorétique que par les Septante. Pour les autres Eglises chrétiennes, le canon 60 du Concile de Laodicée de 364 l'a définitivement écarté. C'est James Bruce qui, en 1773, ramena en Europe trois manuscrits éthiopiens le contenant. Le philologue Christian Friedrich Augst Dillmann (1823-1894) s'était consacré à l'étude des manuscrits éthiopiens conservés dans les bibliothèques de Paris, Londres et Oxford, créant ainsi un renouveau de ces études au milieu du XIXe siècle.

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        Svenska minnesmärken. Teknade och beskrifna af Richard Dybeck.

      - Stockholm, tryckt hos Joh. Beckman/ J. C. Hedbom & comp förlag, 1851. 4:o. 16 s.+ 18 litogr. planscher. Lagerfläckar, framförallt i texten, mycket på sid 8-11, endast lättare på planscher. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg och gröna marmorerade snitt. Tillsammans med: (DYBECK, Richard.) Anmärkningar vid det af trycket utgifna arbetet om Svenska minnesmärken. [=Rubrik.] Autograf, signerad. 4:o. 10 s. Snörhäftad, oskuren. Handskrift i bläck, daterad Stockholm 9 mars 1852 och signerad ?R. Dbk.? Montelius 106. Arkeologen och fornforskaren m.m. Richard Dybeck (1811-77) var jurist men framförallt entusiastisk fornforskare och folklivsforskare, samt även tidig folkmusiksamlare, idag kanske mest ihågkommen för texten till nationalsången ?Du gamla de fria.? Han genomförde med statliga medel ett antal resor runt i Sverige och inventerade fornminnen, publicerade framförallt i ?Runa? och ?Antikvarisk tidskrift? Verket ?Minnesmärken? består också huvudsakligen av gravsättningar, stensättningar och kummel från olika platser i Sverige. Litografierna är utförda av Hårdh, Strömer och Salmson. De handskrivna tilläggen innehåller extra information till planscherna.

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        The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico, Arranged on the Principles of the Modern Codes, With Notes and References. Preceded by a Historical Introduction to the Spanish and Mexican Law (etc.) (THE COPY OF ALBERT NELSON MILLS)

      Printed for the author by Thomas Rea, New Orleans 1851 - Scarce first edition, signed by previous owner "Albert N. Mills / Gonzales, Texas" to top of title page. (NOT author-signed.) The librarians of the Los Angeles County Law Library took apart this original, 1851 first edition, preserved each original leaf by sandwiching them between layers of thin, transparent, matte acetate, and then (using the resultant wider margins) rebound in plain brown cloth with new plain endpapers, gilt titles to spine. Library bookplate to front pastedown, library stampings to page edges and elsewhere. While the mischievous behaviors of librarians are often lamented, here in a presumably quite labor-intensive manner they have preserved each sheet (beginning with the title page, anyway) of this ORIGINAL 1851 volume complete and intact, turning it back into a sturdy and easily used reference work, where it's evident that at least the seven preliminary sheets (including "Contents" and "Authors Cited") and the 4th through 7th Appendices, the Case Index and 2-page Errata at rear were so browned and oxidized that they must have threatened to crumble at the touch. (Most of the interior pages, on the other hand, remain in "very good" condition, with occasional brown spots, none of which obscures the text. Please see scans.) Author Gustavus Schmidt was a Swede who emigrated to the United States in 1815. Probably because of his fluent Spanish, he was assigned by Chief Justice John Marshall -- to whom he had been introduced by his elder brother, prominent Swedish jurist Karl Kristian Schmidt -- as counsel to three Spaniards charged with piracy and murder on board the brig Crawford. (Schmidt later published "A Brief Sketch of the Occurrences on board the Brig Crawford," Richmond, 1827). He relocated to New Orleans in 1829, where he was associated as co-counsel with Henry Clay. In 1844, Schmidt founded the Louisiana Law School, which was one of the predecessors of the Tulane University School of Law. His knowledge of the Spanish language led to his selection by the merchants of New Orleans to look after their interests in Mexico, and later in Cuba. Original owner of this copy Albert Nelson Mills (1822-1898) was educated at the College of William and Mary, passed the bar in Virginia in 1848, and saw action in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. From 1857 to 1859 Mills represented Gonzales County as a Democrat in the House of Representatives in the Seventh Texas Legislature. On behalf of Gonzales County, Mills voted to secede from the Union and signed the Ordinance of Secession on Feb. 1, 1861, at the Secession Convention in Austin. He joined the Confederate Army on Nov. 10, 1862, and was assigned as assistant adjutant general to Brig. Gen. (and fellow attorney, and editor of the Austin State Gazette) William Read Scurry at Fort Brown, Texas. (Scurry led the Confederate forces at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, and helped capture Galveston, but died at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, 1864.) Mills was appointed captain in 1863 and rose to the rank of major by the end of the war, which he survived. Law Library re-bind with edge-stampings and bookplate. 376 pp. including seven Appendices, Case Index, and 2-page Errata. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House of The Seven Gables (in fine binding)

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. First edition. Leather_bound. Fine. First edition. Later issue with lettering unbattered on p. 149, last letter on p.50, line 25 and p. 278, line 25 missing; four pages of ads at front dated July 1852. Bound in full crimson morocco, lined in gilt, hubbed spine with gilt lettering and fleurons in the compartments; marbled endpapers. Text clean and bright. A very handsome example, binding bright and fresh.

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        MOBY-DICK, OR, THE WHALE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved CASE 2. Dupont.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Not published, Hursley, Hampshire, England 1851 - Four page letter, written entirely in the hand of and signed by John Keble. Written from Hursley Vicarage and dated October 14, 1857, it reads: My dear Sir, I thank you much for sending me the Inscription, + for mentioning the Window. It has occurred to me that for the subject or one of the subjects of the latter there might be something appropriate, if one could get it properly treated, in the Prophet Isaiah having his lips touched by a coal of fire from the alter in the hand of an angel c. vi. 6.7. But one is almost afraid to mention it - it would require such superior skill + feeling. If your artist could submit his design before execution to some such person as Mr. Butterfield, I should say, from experience, that he would be doing on of the best things he could for his work. I should wish to give a little (I cannot afford more) to the windows - will you kindly put me down for a guinea? I will you believe me, dear Sir, yours very truly, [signed] J Keble. I have mentioned it to Professor Reed." The Butterfiled referred to in the letter is undoubtedly William Butterfield (1814 - 1900) architect. Keble was an English clergyman and poet. J. H. Newman later called Keble's sermon of July 14 1833 as the beginning of the Oxford Movement. From 1836, he was the priest of a small Parish of Hursley, Hampshire. Three years after his death, Keble College at Oxford was established (Butterfield built the chapel). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann

      Literairische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning) ca 1851, Frankfurt am Main - Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his children) during a trip to Nuremberg, now coming to life in a fabulous way. -Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a physician and treated patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. In Frankfurt, he had a new clinic for psychiatry, in which the patients were not blocked off, but treated, a tremendous novelty for that time. On the whole, in spite of some wear and aging, the book is well preserved.

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        Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini Conforme la celebre lezione del Professore Giovanni Rosini con Note. - Volume Primo: Dal 1490 al 1534

      Presso l'Editore-Librajo Ernesto Oliva - Milano, 1851. ITALIANO 0,55 Volume della metà del XIX secolo in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, bordo e punte leggermente consunti, tagli con accenno di fioritura poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato, prime con becca. Scritta su risguardia. Magnifica antiporta con incisione in nero del ritratto di Francesco Guicciardini. Frontespizio con fantastica vignetta incisa in nero. Di Giambattista Corniani "Notizie intorno alla vita e agli scritti di Francesco Guicciardini", tratte dai Secoli della Letteratura Italiana. I volume della collana Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini. Solo Volume Primo. USATO

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        A Treatise on Astronomy

      Engraved title page and 3 engraved plates, illustrations to the text. New edition, original brown ripple-grained cloth. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.

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        The Writings of Douglas Jerrold.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, - In 8 vols. Half calf with gilt title on spine & black cloth. All edges marbled. Marble endpapers. Front & rear cover stained & sl.wrinkled. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. All edges sunned. Front ep. sl.rubbed. [Vol.I]: Gutter of title page verso sl.cracked. [Vol.II]: Small spotted on P.171. 18.3x12.5cm.[Contents as follows] Vol.I: St. Giles and St. James. / Vol.II: Men of Character. / Vol.III: Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures, The Story of a Feather, and The Sick Giant and the Doctor Dware. / Vol.IV: Cakes and Ale. / Vol.V: Punch's Letters to His Son, Punch's Complete Letter Writer, and Sketches of the English. / Vol.VI: A Man Made of Money, and The Chronicles of Clovernook. / Vol.VII: Comedies. / Vol.VIII: Comedies and Dramas. Collected Edition. 1851-1854. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'EBREO DI VERONA

      NAPOLI: ANDREA FESTA, 1851 1852. BROSSURA. DISCRETO. 10 16. I II III IV USATO

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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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        Die Tertiär-Floren der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. [I] Vorwort. Die tertiäre Flora der Umgebungen von Wien; 2. Die tertiäre Flora von Häring in Tirol; 3. Steinkohlenflora von Raditz in Böhmen; Tertiär-Flora von Szakadat und Thalheim in Siebenbürgen [by K. J. Andrae].

      - Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map; and 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges. = A rare series of monographs of the Tertiary floras of Austria, the first three by the eminent Austrian botanist Constantin Freiherrn von Ettingshausen (1826-1897), professor of botany at the university of Graz. The fourth is by the German paleobotanist Karl (or Carl) Justus Andrae, or Andrä (1817-1885). These works include numerous new species, finely illustrated after usually well-preserved specimens. Published in the rare, early volumes of Anstalt's Abhandlungen. Library stamps on title and plate versos; a few shining through a little; water stain on the lower bottom part of the map and scattered, mostly light, foxing throughout. Cat. BM(NH) 2, p. 545. Neither in Nissen, BBI nor in Stafleu and Cowan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

      Routledge, UK 1851 - New Edition 1851. A very early publication of the two books by Austen, 1st printing in one edition and a new frontis engraved plate. In the Austen bibliography E17 state 3. Very un-common in the original decorative cloth and the first I have come across. Book is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed. Light marking to cloth. Light repair to spine tips. Contents good. Endpapers with a 1851 inscription. Pages a little age toned and with foxing. Quite a nice book. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adeline; or, The grave of the forsaken. A domestic romance. By the Author of ?Blanche Heriot?, etc., etc.

      Published by E. Lloyd. [1851] - Illus; some pts sl. browned, a few marks. Neatly rebound in half black roan. Signature of R.H. Byrne (?). An unrecorded abridged edition in 16 pts, and 65 chapters, with text in two columns. See Ono 542 & above for the first edition in 52 pts. Here the text, in very small type, is abridged from the end of Chapter LIX, omitting the story of Gonzalo and bringing forward the death of Adeline to Chapter LX. This is a comparatively rare example of an error by the printer/publisher in the titlepage attributions. In 1841 ?Blanche; or, The mystery of the doomed house? by Rymer was currently appearing but in 1851 ?Blanche Heriot? by Thomas Prest was currently being reprinted.

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey; In Two Volumes: Vol II

      Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1851 - 2 volume set. 2nd Continental Edition. 16.5 x 12 cm. With half-titles, 336; 316, [3] pp. Bound in 3/4 blue cloth over marbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Refs: Smith, pages 83-84. Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841-1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No. 201. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works. New editions. 19 titles in 20 vols.

      G. Routledge & Co; Chapman & Hall. 1851-60 - Fronts; occasional spotting and dusting; one or two gatherings sl. proud. Uniformly bound in contemp. half maroon calf, blocked in blind, spines dec. in gilt, dark green leather labels. Armorial bookplates of Charles Dickens in two volumes, and with ?From the Library of Charles Dickens? label in all vols. A collection of Bulwer&apos;s novels from the library of his friend and colleague Charles Dickens. The Catalogue of Dickens?s Library (Sotheran&apos;s, 1870), p.74, offers this at £2. 15s. The nineteen titles in this collection are: My Novel (2 vols), Pelham, The Last Days of Pompeii, Ernest Maltravers, Alice (Ernest Maltravers, part II), The Caxtons, The Last of the Barons, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, The Pilgrims of the Rhine, Night and Morning, Zanoni, Harold, Leila, Lucretia, The Disowned, Devereux, Eugene Aram, and Rienzi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Du Problème de la misère et de sa solution chez les peuples anciens et modernes.

      Guillaumin, Paris 1851 - 3 vol. in-8 de (4)-474 pp. ; (4)-473 pp. ; (4)-580 pp., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin violine (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Exposé depuis l'Antiquité de la misère et de son traitement institutionnel par l'avocat Moreau-Christophe qui fut nommé inspecteur général des prisons de la Seine en 1830. I. Peuples anciens II. Mosaisme, Christianisme, Moyen Age III. Peuples modernes. Réformateur exigeant, ennemi des philanthropes, fervent partisan d'une normalisation répressive qui jouera un rôle important dans l'organisation de la seule prison spécifiquement pour mineurs, la Petite Roquette, Moreau-Christophe (1799-1883) réorganisa totalement le système penitentiaire français, après avoir étudié les prisons de divers pays européens et des Etats-Unis. Manque à Einaudi ; Granier 155. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann

      Frankfurt am Main: Literairische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning), ca 1851. Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his children) during a trip to Nuremberg, now coming to life in a fabulous way. -Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a physician and treated patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. In Frankfurt, he had a new clinic for psychiatry, in which the patients were not blocked off, but treated, a tremendous novelty for that time. On the whole, in spite of some wear and aging, the book is well preserved.

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        Photographic Researches and Manipulations, Including the Author's Former Treatise on Daguerreotype.

      Holman & Gray, Lexington 1851 - 12mo. Quarter black calf with compartments and gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards. iv, 200pp. Very good. Tight-hinged and fully handleable, though mildly edgeworn and with marbled boards rubbed; text block lightly age toned and occasionally foxed; contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown, same on inner flyleaf and pencilled at top of title page; ca. 1900 bookplate on front pastedown. First of this edition, tight and fairly nice, being a revised edition of his 1850 "Treatise on Daguerreotype." In 1851, upstate New York minister Levi L. Hill (1816-65) caused controversy when he claimed to have developed a process to create color photographs, which he called "heliochromes" (and which soon became personalized to "Hillotypes"). It wasn't until 1856 that Hill published his "Treatise on Heliochromy" to explain the process, but a daguerreotypist got the book banned on grounds of libel and all but a few were pulped. Hill's process was long discredited, then forgotten, although recent scientific tests show that his convoluted process works somewhat. A decent copy of this seldom seen rarity. A second edition, revised and enlarged, was issued in 1854 by Myron Shew in Philadelphia, and this later edition too is extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 &#150; 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.

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Voyage autour de mon jardin.

      1851 - Paris, L. Curmer Édit., V. Lecou Édit., 1851; grand in-8, 416pp, reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs dorés, titre et auteur frappés or au dos, plats percalinés avec filet d'encadrement à froid, toutes tranches dorées (quelques rousseurs sur les premières pages). Première édition illustrée de ces dialogues botaniques que l'auteur observe dans son jardin de Sainte-Adresse, sans parler du côté moraliste de l'ouvrage. Karr y met toute sa fougue et son talent ! Ouvrage orné de 8 planches de fleurs en couleurs, protégées par leurs serpentes et 150 bois gravés, en noir, dans le texte, oeuvre de Catenacci, Daubigny, Freeman, Gavarni, Marvy, Meissonier, Steinheil. C'est superbe !.

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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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      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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