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

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

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        The Works

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tender for the Locomotive Croton designed by Walter Mc. Queen

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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Victorian Snapshots

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The House of the Seven Gables, a Romance.

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. - Contemporary inscription in pencil on the front free endpaper. Bound without publisher's ads (like the binding E copy described by BAL). Both Clark and BAL state there is no known priority in the bindings. Binder's ticket of B. Bradley, Boston, on the rear paste-down. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Clark A17.d., binding D; BAL 7604, binding D; Wright II, 1135. Edges a little rubbed, with the corners showing; slightly worn at the head and foot of the spine; very good, bright copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Scalp Hunters, or Romantic Adventures in Northern Mexico

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

      [Bookseller: Dusty Book]
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        The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Dry Leaves from Young Egypt. By an Ex-Political

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wörterbuch der japanischen Sprache.

      - Erste Lieferung (all published!). Wien, in Commission bei C. Gerold & Sohn, gedruckt bei den P.P. Mechitharisten, 1851. Large-4to. pp. xi, (1), 80, with 80 pages of Japanese text. Original printed wrappers (uncut). Alt-Japan-Katalog 1142; Pagès. Bibliographie Japonaise 597: "1re livraison, seule publiée"; von Wenckstern 78: "For each of the 1034 words enumerated is given the Chinese sign, the sound in Kata-kana and Romans characters, German and English translation, Japanese synonyms etc." All that has been published of this scarce German/ Japanese dictionary, which is most probably the first of its kind. It comprises the words 'I' through 'Ittan' of the 'I-ro-ha'alphabet. The Japanese letterpress is very finely executed by the wellknown printing-office of the Mechitharists, famous for the printing of oriental languages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851 - Presented to Mr. John H.(olmes) Goodenow as a Premium for excellence in Declamation Leonard Woods Bowdoin College July 3, 1852." John Holmes Goodenow was born in Alfred, Maine in September 1833, the scion of two families who were giants in early Maine politics His father was Judge Daniel Goodenow and his mother, the daughter of Senator John Holmes. A graduate of Bowdoin College in the class of 1852, he studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1855, practicing his profession in Alfred as a partner of Nathan Dane Appleton. He represented Alfred in the Maine House in 1859 and in the Senate in 1861 and 1862. President of the Senate in both years, he was appointed by President Lincoln to replace Judge Goddard as Consul General to Constantinople upon the latter's resignation in 1864, becoming Secretary of the Legation in Turkey from 1873 to 1875 First edition. Printed by Houghton and Haywood. 6 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece. Bound in contemporary speckled calf, black leather title labels. VG, one hinge cracked [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Memoirs of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Calvary .

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

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        Yeast: a Problem. Reprinted, with Corrections and Additions, from Fraser's Magazine.

      1851 - 12mo., pp. vi, [2], 379, [1], with 8 pp. publisher's catalogue at end; rose-madder wavy-grain cloth, blocked in blind and lettered in gold; a good, crisp copy, but with a few marks to front cover, stain to back cover and endpapers, spine dull.First edition in book form of Kingsley's first novel, and the scarcest (in original condition) according to Sadleir. Yeast was inspired by Kingsley's passionate reaction to contemporary social unrest in town and country. It first appeared in Fraser's Magazine in 1848, the year of the Chartist demonstration. Conservative forces persuaded the publisher to make Kingsley cut the serial short and not, at that time, publish it in book form. Lancelot Smith, a rich and rather frivolous young man, is thrown from his horse while hunting near the country estate of Squire Lavington. During his convalescence at the Squire's house, where he is recovering from a broken leg, he makes the acquaintance of Lavington's gamekeeper, Paul Tregarva, and his eyes are opened to the appalling living conditions of the rural poor, who 'sleep like pilchards in a barrel' and 'are fed worse than a hound'. Lancelot's sympathies begin to change and, inspired by the visionary prophet Barnakill, he decides to embark upon a philanthropic mission with Tregarva. During the course of the novel Lancelot also falls in love with the Squire's eldest daughter, Argemone, who, having bravely nursed the sick during a typhus epidemic, contracts the disease and dies.Yeast is a rather stilted fiction, something which Kingsley himself acknowledges in the Epilogue as he refers to the 'fragmentary and unconnected form of the book.' It is, however, an unusual rural contribution to the 'condition of England' genre, which was dominated by novels concerned with urban poverty, such as Hard Times (1854) and Gaskell's North and South (1855). Sadleir 1341; Wolff 3814 ('not a nice copy').

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        LAS GALAS DEL AMOR

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        ISABEL II. REAL DECRETO PAPEL SELLADO. 8 DE AGOSTO. 1851.

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

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        APPUNTI PRESI ALLE LEZIONI ORALI DEL PROF. CAV. MAURIZIO BUFALINI, DI ME PACIFICO BARBANTI.

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        The Works of John Milton, In Verse and Prose

      London - William Pickering 1851 - A beautifully bound set of Pickering'sdecoratedcomplete Works of John Milton, including verse, prose, and a life of the author. Bound in leather with gilt lettering, decoration, blindstamped decoration, and gauffered edges. Needing some remedial work to the fine binding as a few of the rear boards are detached. Complete in Eight Volumes. Bound by J. Wright, with his bookbinder's ink stamp on the front free-endpapers. With a facsimile of the Agreement between Milton and Symonds, and plate of the 'Pedigree of Milton'. John Milton, 1608 1674, was an English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious and political flux in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions. As well as English, he wrote in Latin and Italian, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. John Mitford, 1781 1859, was an English literary scholar, and Church of England clergyman. As well as clerical duties, Mitford contributed articles to the Gentlemans Magazine, and became the editor of its new series in 1834. Mitford was an indefatigable student of the Greek and Roman classics, and was well acquainted with the principal French, German, and Italian authors. He was well read in English literature, and was an ardent lover of painting. Amongst other literary efforts, Mitford edited numerous works in Pickerings Aldine editions, and in 1851 Mitford edited in eight volumes The Works of Milton in Verse and Prose, and wrote for it a memoir, expanded from that in the 1832 edition of Milton's poems. (DNB)Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front boards to the first five volumes, and the rear board of volumes 1, 2, and 4, are detached. The hinges are just starting. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Theleather from the tail of the spineis coming away from volume 1. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. With a nameplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Overall the condition is good, with a very good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The COMIC HISTORY Of ROME.

      Bradbury & Evans, May 1851 - Jan 1852, London: - 10 hand-colored plates & 98 intratextual wood cuts by John Leech. With a 4 pp Comic Rome Advertiser & a 16 pp Guild of Literature announcement & prospectus in Part I; Part VII has a publisher announcement of Mr Dickens' "New Story"; and Part IX/X has a "Bleak House" advert tipped-in. Overall VG to VG+ (bit of chipping to the spines, as usual & expected). A nice set in the scarce parts issue. Original blue pictorial wrappers. Custom, blue-morocco pull-off slipcase. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (Arents, p. 54; NCBEL III, 1143). 10 parts in 9, as initially issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut/(insets) Norwich, New Haven, Salem, Lowell, Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York

      Ensign & Thayer, New York 1851 - Engraved pocket map with color, general signs of aging and browning, overall a good example. Compiled from the Latest Authorities. Published in 1851 by Ensign & Thayer, 50 Ann Street, New York. Sheet size: 29 x 35 3/4". Inventory#: p981pmat.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Mémoires et correspondance De Jacques MALLET du PAN Pour servir à l'histoire de la révolution Française

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

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        HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE HISTORY, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, -1857. 1851 - Six thick folio volumes. Numerous plates and maps, many tinted or in color. Uniformly bound in original publisher's cloth, front board and spine gilt, rear board stamped in blind. Volumes 1, 2, and 4 bound in green cloth; volumes 3, 5, and 6 in maroon cloth. Volumes 1, 2, 5, and 6 rebacked (some loss of text on original spines). All volumes ex-lib., volumes 2-6 with call numbers on spine and contemporary numerical inscription on front fly leaf; volumes 2-5 with institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary inscription of artist Seth Eastman on front pastedown of volumes 2, 3, and 4; additional contemporary gift inscription from acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs on front free endpaper of volume 5. Portion of contemporary inscriptions erased on front pastedown of volume 2 and front free endpaper of volume 5. Volumes 1-5 with half title, engraved titlepage, and letterpress titlepage. Volume 6 with half title and letterpress titlepage. Old institutional library blindstamp on titlepages of volumes 2-5 and in margin of frontispiece in volume 6. Internally near fine, texts and plates very clean and fresh, with only occasional minor foxing. A very good set. The first edition of one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a foundation stone of ethnological studies in America, and by far the most extensive single work on the American Indian issued in the 19th century. Schoolcraft, the general editor, was commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years, and in an unparalleled position to assemble the data presented herein. Field, while criticizing the general layout of the work, says it contains "a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations and theories of their origin, are all related and blended.a very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work." In fact, the volumes contain some 336 illustrations, many of them steel engravings after artist Seth Eastman, most of which do not appear elsewhere. "No two people will probably agree which plates, among several hundred, are to be regarded as colored because the use of tinting is very skillful and most varied. The editor feels that only about 70, more than half in the first volume, are truly colored plates but he freely admits that the effect of coloring (as distinct from specific color) is very general throughout, though the black and white illustrations probably outnumber the others. It is said that the comparatively numerous colored plates of the first volume are all to be found, in colored state, in only a few copies" - Bennett. The copy in hand would appear to be one of the latter few. Only fourteen illustrations in the first volume of this set have no color or tint. There are many plates (and some maps in the second through sixth volumes) which have been handsomely and expertly colored (often by hand, some partially so) throughout the set, but most frequently in the first volume. HOWES S183, "b." FIELD, p.353. SABIN 77849. BENNETT, p.95 SERVIES 3691.

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

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

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

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

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        Instructions nautiques sur les Mers de l'Inde (3 Tomes - Complet) Tome I : Traversées d'Europe aux différentes parties de l'Inde ; Côtes Sud, Ouest et N. O. de l'Australie ; Détroits à l'E. de Java ; Côte Est d'Afrique depuis le Cap de Bonne-Espérance jusques et y compris la Mer Rouge ; Côte Sud d'Arabie jusqu'à l'Entrée du Golfe Persique ; Tome II : Golfe Persique et Cotes ouest de l'Inde, vents et courants ; Archipel des Laquedives et des Maldives ; Ile de Ceylan ; Golfe du Bengale, ses vents et ses courants ; Archpels Tanasserim, Andaman et Nicobar ; Ile de Sumatra ; Détroits de La Sonde, de Banca, de Gaspar, de Rhio, de Duran, de Malacca et de Singapour ; Tome III Partie I : [ Mer de Chine ; Golfe de Siam et côte de Cambodge ; Côte de T

      Imprimerie Administrative de Paul Dupont 1851 - 3 vol. in-4 reliure d'époque demi-chagrin à coins rouge, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (caissons ornés), double filet doré en mors et coins, imprimé sur beau papier vergé, Tomes I et II : Instructions nautiques par James Horsburgh, traduction de MM. Le Predour, Darondeau et Reille, 3e édition revue sur la septième édition anglaise par Ch. Pigeard, capitaine de Vaisseau, Dépôt Général de la Marine, Imprimerie Administrative de Paul Dupont, Paris, 1861 et 1862, XLVIII-612-XXXIV pp. et VII-700-XII pp. ; Tome III : Instructions nautiques sur les Mers de l'Inde par James Horsburgh, traduites de l'anglais, de 1824 à 1837 par M. Le Prédour, 3e édition revue sur les 5e et 7e éditions anglaises de 1843 et de 1855 et augmentée de documents récents empruntés à diverses publications françaises et étrangères par MM. Darondeau, G. Reille et X. Estignard, Dépôt Général de la Marine, Imprimerie Administrative de Paul Dupont, 1851-1860, 1 f. blanc, VIII-248-120 (appendices) - XXXIV (supplément) pp. et 1 f. n. ch. - X pp., pp. 249-789 ; 1 f. n. ch., 190 pp. (appendices) - XXXVII pp. (tables) Très rare exemplaire parfaitement complet des 3 tomes dont l'introuvable troisième tome en deux parties. Cette traduction du classique de Horsburgh est complétée par de très nombreuses notes et de très importants appendices recueillis par MM. Darondeau, Reille et Estignard. Rare copy of the french translation, with its very scarce third part, containing numerous original supplements collected by MM. Darondeau, G. Reille et X. Estignard. Bon ensemble (dos lég. frottés, plats frottés avec petits accrocs et épidermures en coins, coins et coupes frottés, tranches frottées en tête). Contents : Tome I : Traversées d'Europe aux différentes parties de l'Inde ; Côtes Sud, Ouest et N. O. de l'Australie ; Détroits à l'E. de Java ; Côte Est d'Afrique depuis le Cap de Bonne-Espérance jusques et y compris la Mer Rouge ; Côte Sud d'Arabie jusqu'à l'Entrée du Golfe Persique ; Tome II : Golfe Persique et Cotes ouest de l'Inde, vents et courants ; Archipel des Laquedives et des Maldives ; Ile de Ceylan ; Golfe du Bengale, ses vents et ses courants ; Archpels Tanasserim, Andaman et Nicobar ; Ile de Sumatra ; Détroits de La Sonde, de Banca, de Gaspar, de Rhio, de Duran, de Malacca et de Singapour ; Tome III Partie I : [ Mer de Chine ; Golfe de Siam et côte de Cambodge ; Côte de Tsiompa ; Côte de Conchinchine ; Golfe de Tonkin ; Côte Sud de la Chine ; Rivière de Canton ; Côte Sud de la Chine ; Côte Est de la Chine ; Golfe de Pe-Tche-Lee ] ; Tome III Partie II : [ Bancs au S.E. de la mer de Chine ; Balabac ; Côte Ouest de Palawan ; Côte Est de Palawan ; Côtes N. et O. de Luçon ; Formose et Ile Pehoe ; De Balabac aux Moluques ; Côtes N.O. et Ouest de Bornéo ; Passage de Carimata et côte Sud de Bornéo ; Route de l'Est pour se rendre en Chine par le détroit de Macassar ; De Macassar au Pacifique par Mindanao ; De Macassar à l'Ouest des Philippines ; Retour de la Chine par la côte Ouest des Philippines ; Route de l'Est pour se rendre en Chine par le passage du Pitt ; Du détroit de Dampier à la Chine ; De la Chine vers l'Inde par l'Est des Philippines et le passage du Pitt ; Côte Nord de Java et Détroits à l'Est ; Mer des Moluques et de Banda ; Terre de Van-Diémen ou Tasmane ; De Port-Jackson vers l'Inde ou la Chine par le détroit de Torrès et routes extérieures ; De la Nouvelle-Hollande vers l'Europe par le Cap Horn ou le Détroit de Magellan ] Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.

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

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        Plan of the London Docks, 1851.

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

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

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

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE, CONTENANT L'ANCIEN ET LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Study of California Sequoia Tree

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

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        Collected Works of Charles Emmanuel

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

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

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

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        Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales

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

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

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

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

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book signed ?James A. Garfield / Hiram Ohio / Aug 28 1851? in pencil on first blank flyleaf. ?A Grammar of the Latin Language; for the Use of Schools and Colleges? by E.A. Andrews and S. Stoddard. The Eighteenth Edition. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1850, 323 pps, 4.5? x 7?. Lower blank portion of flyleaf torn away. Worn corners and edges. Reinforced separation at inside hinges. Garfield?s

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        Le voyage en Orient. 3e édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      - Paris, Charpentier, 1851. 2 vol. in-12, 396 et 396 p., rel. demi chagrin brun, titre doré. Première édition in-12 en partie originale sous ce titre. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        El Espectador de México. Revista Mexicana Antigua semanal (Publicada por los Redactores del Universal y los del Antiguo Observador Católico). Tomo II. (16 Revistas). La temática de la Revista es de Bellas Artes, Amenidades, Filosofía, Historia,

      Tipografía de Rafael y Vila, México 1851 - El Espectador de México. Revista Mexicana Antigua semanal (Publicada por los Redactores del Universal y los del Antiguo Observador Católico). Tomo II. (16 Revistas). La temática de la Revista es de Bellas Artes, Amenidades, Filosofía, Historia, Literatura, Religión, etc. México, Tipografía de Rafael y Vila, 1851. Abarca del 26 de Abril de 1851 al 9 de Agosto de 1851. Características: Pasta dura en piel con muy bello estampado. El lomo tiene nervios y letras en dorado con bello diseño. Este tomo se encuentra en muy buen estado general pero tiene como pequeños detalles que el lomo aparenta estar desprendido de la pasta superior pero en realidad no es así, se encuentra unido en su parte interior. La pasta posterior tiene un ligero raspado en su parte media. Una de las hojas del índice está desprendida. Muy bellas guardas. Cantos limpios. El tomo tiene una bellísima portada con un marco para presentar la Revista y las revistas comienzan cada una con un Frontispicio bellísimo en donde dos ángeles sostienen un escudo que tiene por leyenda abajo "FIDES, FIDELITAS". Esta impresionante revista contiene en cada uno de sus números Litografías de un detalle impresionante hechas por grandes artistas de la época y son a página entera, además de otros dibujos a través de los materiales . Estas ilustraciones abordan temas de varios de los escritos que se presentan en la revista. Cada hoja de la revista tiene un bello margen que adorna las hojas. Tiene uno que otro sello al interior de antiguos poseedores. Entre los escritores que participaron en la revista se pueden mencionar los siguientes: Micaela De Silva, Anselmo de la Portilla, Agustín A. Franco, J. M. Dávila, J. J. Romea, Miguel Rodríguez Ferrer, Anselmo de la Portilla, San León, Francisco Luis de Retes, Campoamor, R. Monje, J. Zorrilla, Revilla, F. J. Miranda, J. M. P. y H., Cicerón, J. H. García de Quevedo, R. F. V. , Vila, V. Catala, J. Romea, Virgilio, A. P. , Agustín A. Franco, Antonio Pérez, R. De Valladares y Saavedra, Segur, J. I. de A., Antonio T. y La Quintana, Francisco Javier Miranda, El Vizconde de Valsh, Gabriel García y Tassara, Eduardo López Peregrín, Andrés Pando (estractado por), M. E. A. Survilly, Ignacio Aguilar, A. Duvivier, Eugenio Hartzembusch, Colton, J. J. Pesado, Joaquín María de Samaniego, F. (sic), S. P. E., J. Romeo, Manuel Carpio, A Ch. Compte, Fr. Juan Márquez, J. Romea, Víctor Balaguer, P. Nieremberg, José Selgas y Carrasco, Angela Grassi, Agustín A. Franco, Fr. Francisco de P. Martínez, R. V., José de GRijalba, N. M., R. Rafael, J. S. S., Akstin Elpidos, Bacon, F. D. Bonilla, F. de Rementería y Fica, Góngora, Beaumont, Bretón, etc, etc. (23. 5 x 16 cms.). 400 págs. + 4 de índice. 700 grms. Número de revistas y su fecha: TOMO II: Revista Número 1: Abril 26 de 1851. Revista Número 2: Mayo 3 de 1851. Revista Número 3: Mayo 10 de 1851. Revista Número 4: Mayo 17 de 1851. Revista Número 5: Mayo 24 de 1851. Revista Número 6: Mayo 31 de 1851. Revista Número 7: Junio 7 de 1851. Revista Número 8: Junio 14 de 1851. Revista Número 9: Junio 21 de 1851. Revista Número 10: Junio 28 de 1851. Revista Número 11: Julio 5 de 1851. Revista Número 12: Julio 12 de 1851. Revista Número 13: Julio 19 de 1851. Revista Número 14: Julio 26 de 1851. Revista Número 15: Agosto 2 de 1851. Revista Número 16: Agosto 9 de 1851. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Espectador de México. Revista Mexicana Antigua semanal (Publicada por los Redactores del Universal y los del Antiguo Observador Católico). Tomo III. (16 Revistas). La temática de la Revista es de Bellas Artes, Amenidades, Filosofía, Historia

      Tipografía de Rafael y Vila, México. 1851 - El Espectador de México. Revista Mexicana Antigua semanal (Publicada por los Redactores del Universal y los del Antiguo Observador Católico). Tomo III. (16 Revistas). La temática de la Revista es de Bellas Artes, Amenidades, Filosofía, Historia, Literatura, Religión, etc. México, Tipografía de Rafael y Vila, 1851. Abarca del 16 de Agosto de 1851 al 29 de Noviembre de 1851. Características: Pasta dura en 1/2 piel y cartoné con muy bello estampado. El lomo tiene nervios y letras en dorado con bello diseño. Este tomo se encuentra en muy buen estado general. Ligero desgaste en las orillas sin gran importancia. No tiene portada inicial pero igual que el tomo II las revistas comienzan cada una con un Frontispicio bellísimo en donde dos ángeles sostienen un escudo que tiene por leyenda abajo "FIDES, FIDELITAS". Esta impresionante revista contiene en cada uno de sus números Litografías de un detalle impresionante hechas por grandes artistas de la época y son a página entera, además de otros dibujos a través de los materiales . Estas ilustraciones abordan temas de varios de los escritos que se presentan en la revista. Cada hoja de la revista tiene un bello margen que adorna las hojas. Tiene uno que otro sello al interior de antiguos poseedores. Entre los escritores que participaron en la revista se pueden mencionar los siguientes: Micaela De Silva, Anselmo de la Portilla, Agustín A. Franco, J. M. Dávila, J. J. Romea, Miguel Rodríguez Ferrer, Anselmo de la Portilla, San León, Francisco Luis de Retes, Campoamor, R. Monje, J. Zorrilla, Revilla, F. J. Miranda, J. M. P. y H., Cicerón, J. H. García de Quevedo, R. F. V. , Vila, V. Catala, J. Romea, Virgilio, A. P. , Agustín A. Franco, Antonio Pérez, R. De Valladares y Saavedra, Segur, J. I. de A., Antonio T. y La Quintana, Francisco Javier Miranda, El Vizconde de Valsh, Gabriel García y Tassara, Eduardo López Peregrín, Andrés Pando (estractado por), M. E. A. Survilly, Ignacio Aguilar, A. Duvivier, Eugenio Hartzembusch, Colton, J. J. Pesado, Joaquín María de Samaniego, F. (sic), S. P. E., J. Romeo, Manuel Carpio, A Ch. Compte, Fr. Juan Márquez, J. Romea, Víctor Balaguer, P. Nieremberg, José Selgas y Carrasco, Angela Grassi, Agustín A. Franco, Fr. Francisco de P. Martínez, R. V., José de GRijalba, N. M., R. Rafael, J. S. S., Akstin Elpidos, Bacon, F. D. Bonilla, F. de Rementería y Fica, Góngora, Beaumont, Bretón, etc, etc. (23. 5 x 16 cms.). 384 págs. + 4 de índice. 700 grms. Número de revistas y su fecha: TOMO II: Revista Número 1: Agosto 16 de 1851. Revista Número 2: Agosto 23 de 1851. Revista Número 3: Agosto 30 de 1851. Revista Número 4: Septiembre 6 de 1851. Revista Número 5: Septiembre 13 de 1851. Revista Número 6: Septiembre 20 de 1851. Revista Número 7: Septiembre 27 de 1851. Revista Número 8: Octubre 4 de 1851. Revista Número 9: Octubre 11 de 1851. Revista Número 10: Octubre 18 de 1851. Revista Número 11: Octubre 25 de 1851. Revista Número 12: Noviembre 1° de 1851. Revista Número 13: Noviembre 8 de 1851. Revista Número 14: Noviembre 15 de 1851. Revista Número 15: Noviembre 22 de 1851. Revista Número 16: Noviembre 29 de 1851. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Erne, Its Legends and its Fly Fishing

      London; Chapman & Hall 1851 - Hardcover, full contemporary maroon decorative leather school prize binding, banded spine with title lable, school crest and motto to front board, gilt borders to boards and gilt decoration to board edges, 7¾ by 4¾ inches, marbled endpapers, xii, 395pp, all edges marbled, coloured frontis of six tied flies, coloured vignette ("The Fairy Fly") to title page, plus four engraved plates. First edition. First, the good news - pages very clean and quite bright, some limited foxing to outer couple of leaves only, the hand-coloured engravings are present and nice and clean, as are the four engraved plates, and the binding is solid. There is a small neat owner's name to the head of the title page and a prize bookplate to the reverse of the front board. Now the bad news - the front board is completely (and quite cleanly) detached - possibly the book was dropped at some point, and there is no trace of the fold-out map mentioned in other listings. As the binding is very solid (apart from the front board) and there is no sign of a page having been removed, nor is there any sign of a tipped-in map being removed, it may be that the map was never included when the volume was bound-up into its prize binding. Lastly, the leather to the spine is well worn and rubbed. So a bit of a mixed bag overall. Careful restoration and repair could probably re-attach the board and a new spine be laid on to produce a rather handsome copy, but you would still be missing the map. Happy to provide further pix or answer questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiguedades Peruanas

      1851 - A splendid work on ancient Peru and Pre-Columbine archeology. 1851. Vienna. Leopoldo Muller. In 4to and in Folio (225 mm x 140 mm; 550 mm x 430 mm). xxii + 306 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + title + lviii lithographed plates (with iia), plate 38 in facsimile. Text ¿in the English version- in original brown cloth, a little rubbed and worn, with loss to head of spine, the atlas in original cloth-backed printed boards, rubbed and soiled as always but still quite handsome original binding, hardly ever preserved. Lower inner corners of first plates with a light waterstain, a very few other gently toned, else a very clean and fresh example. First complete edition ¿and the first of the important album. One of the most important and comprehensive works on Peruvian archaeology, and the first of its kind; it deals with the original inhabitants, their history and political system, language, religion, objects, costumes, monuments, burials & mommifications, and such. Rivero (1798 ¿ 1857) was a prominent Peruvian scientist and archaeologist, Director to the National Museum of Lima. Tschudi (1818 ¿ 1889) was a Swiss naturalist and explorer; he journeyed to Peru in 1838, where he would stay for five years, mainly in the Cordilleras of the Andes, from there he went to Brazil where he continued his research; it is, however, his stay in Peru that interest us. ¿A work of great importance on the ethnology and antiquities of Peru. It treats on the history, government, religion, language, science and arts of the Incas prior to the Spanish invasion, and contains the earliest authentic delineation of their architectural and other remains. The plates, which comprise upwards of eighty engravings, were executed with great care and finely colored. The original price of the two volumes was about $35.¿ (Sabin). The album contains a chromolithographic title, illustrated with the portraits of 14 Incas carved on the massive ¿Puerta¿ with a view of the Peruvian landscape and fauna, and 59 impressive colour and tinted lithographed plates, showing mommies, objects, ornaments, tapestries, relics, monuments, weapons & ruins. The text is in its English translation ¿Peruvian Antiquities¿, 1853, New York. Sabin, 71643. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waverley Novels - 48 Volume Library Set

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

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