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        CUENTA General del Estado, respectiva al año de 1850

      Imprenta de la V. de Burgos, Madrid 1851 - Portada litográfica, 527 págs.Preciosa encuadernación de época de corte isabelino en pleno tafilete color burdeos, escudo real gofrado en ambos planos enmarcado por doble filete dorado con hierros en las esquinas, lomo liso con adornos dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados [firmada en etiqueta Ginesta e hijos]Delicioso ejemplar, probablemente de presente, del estado de cuentas relativo al año 1850

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Nereis Boreali-Americana ; or Contributions Towards a History of the Marine Algae of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. (Parts I-III in one volume.)

      The Smithsonian Institution. Very good. 1851. Signed by Author B0042P48ZW Very good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half calf with green marbled paper-covered boards, 32 cm, 3 vols, . B0042P48ZW .

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        Nuova Raccolta Delle principali Vedute Antiche e Moderne Dell' Alma Citta di Roma e sue Vicinanze. Disegnate dal vero da piu Celebri Artisti Roma

      presso Giacomo Antonelli, [Rome], [1851] - Engraved title and fifty plates by A. Moschetti and A. Parboni. Oblong 4to. [204 x 267 x 14 mm]. Bound in the original blue paper wrappers, with the title printed in various calligraphic scripts on the front cover. A charming series of views of Rome and its vicinities in the original wrappers and in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba, acompanadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en frances.Tomo 1-2. (complete).

      . Havana, Barcina, 1851-1856, 1858. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo. 463, 442 pp., 34, 19 lithographed plates, of which 17 are hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Later half morocco with gilt titles on spines (matching).* Extremely rare work on the zoology of Cuba. Contains 85 species of Cuban fish that Cuvier includes in his work. The plates depict mainly fish and land snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda) but also some mammals and insects (mainly Lepidoptera). With blind stamps on titles and plates, mostly in the margins, in a few cases touching the figures. Some minor foxing on three uncoloured plates, otherwise clean. Dean, p. 273; Horn-Schenkling, 17358; Nissen ZBI, 3210; Sabin, 63673..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of all Nations, By Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the 1st of May, 1851.

      David Bogue., London: - A proof plate taken from a sketch made on the spot by Cruikshank on the 1st May 1851. The view records the formal opening ceremony, looking down over the floor with the large crowd around Queen Victoria with the Archbishop offering a prayer of blessing. The print is inscribed to "J. T. Wilmore ARA with the best regards of George Cruikshank". The countries whose banners are visible include India, Persia, Egypt, Turkey & Greece. Wilmore was a member of the Royal Academy. The title continues "The View is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archbishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divin blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition." 44 x 33 cm (platemark) on paper 46 x 37 cm. Douglas 1433. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        USA Dept. of Interior War of 1812 Vermont Rare USA Seth WILLEY Land Script document

      printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear, New York 1851 - American ìscriptî document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812. It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market. Very Good condition., A super item printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear with 6 banknote quality vignettes and a wonderful blue overprint. Willey used this certificate to pay for the land. What is a big added bonus is that all the supporting paperwork where he redeemed it is attached. The only land script document we know of with this amount of additional supporting documents.Probably the same Seth Willey?ìSeth Willey came to this town about 1800, settling on road 32. His son Seth was born here, married Abigail Glines, and had four ions and six daughters, of whom Silas G., born in 1830, married first, Sarah S. Spencer, who died in 1862, and second, Mary B., daughter of Baldwin Martin, in 1873. He has had born to him two sons and two daughters, only one of whom, Emily E., born in 1879, is living. Mr. Willey resides at Peacham Hollow. ì [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Plates from "Mayhew's Great Exhibition of 1851"

      David Bogue,, London: 1851 - The 11 plates which comprise the total number of plates issued with this most humorous depiction of London at the time of the Great Exhibition, the first world-wide exhibition. The leaves of plates were laid into a covering (portfolio? sleeve?) lacking here. See OCLC: 2747350 & 220397735 for the plates with wrapper. The plates include: The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of All Nations; The Dispersion of the Works of all Nations from the Great Exhibition of 1851; Odds & Ends, in, out, & about, The Great Exhibition of 1851; Some of the Drolleries of the Great Exhibtion of 1851; The first Shilling-day - going in.; The first Shilling-day - coming out.; The Opera Boxes, during the time of the Great Exhibition!; Manchester in 1851; London, in 1851; Looking for Lodgings; All the World going to See the Great Exhibition of 1851. Plates are oblong 4to, the paper measuring 32 x 50 cm. Very slightly toned. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Proof plate, "The Opening of the Great Hive of the World May 1 1851 or the Industrial Exhibition of All Nations", illustration from "1851 or, The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family: who came up to London to 'enjoy themselves,' and to see the Great Exhibition"

      David Bogue,, London: 1851 - A proof plate on india paper. This busy view shows the pavilion as a "beehive shape, with the throngs watching the King and Queen move towards the entrance. The title appears in a banner which extends across the top of the sky. The backing paper is a little foxed, mostly on the verso, and there is a small marginal crescent shaped mark on the right edge, just touching the india paper. India paper 44.5 x 21.5 on paper with a slightly larger platemark, and paper 48.5 x 26.5 cm. Douglas 254. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        View of the Great Exhibition

      Published by Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22 Ludgate Hill, & Simpkin Marshall & Co. Stationers Hall Court, London 1851 - This wonderful image of classical statues, was included in Day & Son's rare folio of lithographs illustrating the wonders of the Great Exhibition. This is a lovely image from a rare suite of lithographs by Day & Son entitled Recollections of the Great Exhibition of 1851 , published in London in the same year. This remarkable text is comprised of twenty-five hand coloured lithographs illustrating the various rooms and exhibits of the Great Exhibition. The works are lithographed by Day & Son after images by John Absolon, W. Goodall, C. T. Dolby, H. C. Pidgeon, Michael, and Wilson. This wonderful image depicts a room of classical statues in the Great Exhibition. The Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was the first truly international event of its kind, was prompted by the success of the French Industrial Exposition of 1844. The idea was initially ignored by the British Government, but under the enthusiastic patronage of Prince Albert, plans for the exhibition went ahead. Albert was keen that the 'Exhibition of All Nations' should be self-financing: Parliament still remained unconvinced. A fund of 230,000 pounds was raised and a board of Commissioners set up. The declared aims of the exhibition were to celebrate human progress in the form of manufacture, invention and good design, and to promote cooperation between nations. The size of the exhibition space was fixed at 700,000 square feet, and the government was persuaded to treat the Crystal Palace as a bonded warehouse so that no import duties were payable on goods imported for the exhibition. As it happened, and despite government skepticism, the event was a huge success, both nationally and internationally, and received over 6,000,000 visitors. The exhibition ranged in scope from ornamental furniture and modern machinery to an elaborate tent from Tunis. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860 , no. 246. Hand coloured lithograph highlighted in gum arabic. Mounted on card as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some discolouration in the margins. Image size: 11 x 14 3/4 inches.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Vue de la Place St Marc a Venise

      Lyon: le 21 Avril 1851 - Disegno a china di mm 505 x 390 su cartoncino a tinta paglierina. Firmata e datata. Rappresenta la Piazzetta di San Marco vista dal Molo, animata da molteplici e deliziose macchiette. Disegno architettonicamente molto dettagliato sebbene piuttosto accademico. Alexandre Augustin Thierriat (o Thierrat) pittore di fiori e acquarellista lionese (1789-1870). Allievo di Grognard de Revoil, dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Lione dal 1808 al 1816, professore nello stesso Istituto dal 1823 al 1854. Espose "au Salon" dal 1817 al 1840 e ottenne una medaglia di 2° classe nel 1817. Il museo di Lione e di Puy conservano le sue opere. Fondatore della Galleria di Pittura.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana]
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        The TRAVELLER'S And TOURIST'S GUIDE Through the United States of America, Canada, Etc. Containing the Routes of Travel by Steamboat, Stage and Canal; Together with Descriptions of, and Routes to, the Principal Places of Fashionable and Healthful Resort; with Other Valuable Information. Accompanied by an Entirely New and Authentic Map of the United States, Including California, Oregon, Etc., and a Map of the Island of Cuba.

      Lippincott Grambo & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1851 - Fold-out map [24-3/4" x 29-1/2"] at rear, entitled "A New Map of the United States, upon which are Delineated its Vast Works of Internal Communication, Routes across the Continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba." Map hand-colored in outline. Scale: ~ 65 mi = 1". 4 insets, including one depicting California & Oregon. While Howes categorizes this work as a derivative of Williams' earlier Appleton publication(s), the author, in his prefatory "To the Public", goes to great pains to reassure the reader this a new work, in which an "entirely new plan has been adopted.", a stance to which Clark & Graff agree. Further, research suggests, this the first Williams' publication to address California. This 1851 map not recorded by Wheat, TRANSMISSIPPI, though see entry 769 for the 1852 version. Wheat tells us the map "is largely based on Fremont but which carries much up-to-date information .". Somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, with the last copy to auction in 1999. Leather faded to dark tan. Old paper repair to top of rear hinge. Map with some age-toning along the two center horizontal fold-lines. Overall, a respectable VG+ copy. Original publisher's wallet-style purple leather binding, with gilt title stamping to one side. 12mo. 5-9/16" x 3-1/2". 1st edition (Clark III, 434; Graff 4687; New Howes W-487). iv, [5] - 216, [20] pp. Publisher catalogue last 20 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The American lawyer, and business-man's form-book; containing forms and instructions for contracts, arbitration and award, assignments . &c., together with the laws of the various states on household and homestead exemptions from execution, deeds.: . .acknowledment of Deeds, Mechanics’ Lien, Collection of Depts, Limitation of Actions, Regulating Contracts, Chattel Mortgages, Rights of Married Women, Dower, Rates of Interest, Usury, and Wills; and a Map and Seal for Each State in the Union

      New York, Phelps, Fanning, & Co. ; Cincinnati, A. Ranney 1851 - Description: 359 p. Illus. (incl. Double maps) 19.5 cm. Subjects: Forms (Law) --United States. Commercial law --United States. Scattered minor, marginal foxing and shadow-staining. Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional copy. Scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 359 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the queens of England, from the Norman conquest . . . A new edition, revised and greatly augmented.

      Colburn & Co.,, London: 1851 - Eight volumes. 8vo. Embellished with portraits of every queen. Each volume has a frontispiece portrait and 2 title pages (1 with engraved vignette). Full polished tan calf bound by Root & Sons, covers with a gilt crown in centre and spine in five compartments with gilt crowns and roses; front joint on Volume I only a bit worn. A handsome set finely bound. Strickland (d. 1874) was an English historical writer. Her popular account of the queens of England is a classic work on the female monarchs of England.

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        DOCUMENTS IN RELATION TO THE EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAY COMPANY: PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF A RESOLVE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MAINE.

      Harmon and Williams, Printers., Portland. 1851 - .PLAN FOR SHORTENING THE TIME OF PASSAGE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND LONDON, WITH DOCUMENTS RELATING THERETO, INCLUDING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE RAILWAY CONVENTION. [156, 14, 33, 8, 6, 3, 96, 44, 32pp]. Green cloth boards, decoratively stamped, gilt lettering on spine. ILLUSTRATED WITH 2 LARGE FOLDING MAPS, one is a "Map of the European and North American Railway. Showing its connection with the railways of the United States and Canada", drawn by A.B. Morton with an inset "Map showing the plan for shortening the transit between New York & London". The second map is a full sized representation of the inset in the first map and was lithographed by J.H. Buford and drawn by Robinson. This is a collection of 12 documents published in the U.S. and Canada about this railroad. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN A. POOR(see DAB) , A BOSTON LAND DEVELOPER TO COLONEL CHARLES Q. CLAPP A RAILWAY PROMOTER IN MAINE, BOTH OF WHOM ARE NAMED ON THE COMMITTEE FOR THE INSTITUTING OF THIS RAILWAY . One map is disbound. Ex-library but no external marks as such and no internal library cards. In addition there are minimal pencil markings and a library label inside front cover. Maps are delicate and have been repaired with document tape. APPARENTLY SCARCE AS IT SHOWS IN ONLY 12 LIBRAIRIES IN WORLDCAT WITH NO OFFERINGS ON THE NET. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS HELIX (part of Conchologia Iconica)

      London 1851 - 50 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates - March 1851 - May 1853; each plate accompanyied by a dated leaf of letterpress. Letterpress title page but without date, authors or printer; index [pp.20]. This would only appear to be a selection of the genus as in total 210 lithographs were published on Helix for Conchologia Iconica. Plates and text as follows: Helix Plate I- XXI, XXV, XXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIV-XLIX, LIII, LXVIII-LXXIV, LXXXVI, LXXXIX, XC, XCIV, XCV, XCVII-C and CLV. Bound in later plain black cloth with the title HELIX in gilt to the spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of Franics Hemming to the front paste-down, plates clean and crisp.A very good copy. Size: 4to (22 x 28cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT IN GERMAN OF KOSSUTH'S APPEAL FOR HUNGARIAN FREEDOM, TITLED "AN DAS FREIE VOLK DER VEREINIGTEN-NORD-AMERIKANISCHEN STAATEN," PREPARED BY LADISLAUS UGHAZI, A HUNGARIAN EXILE LIVING IN NEW-BUDA, IOWA].

      [New-Buda, Iowa]. Jan. 24, . 1851 - 22pp. manuscript. Folio. Loose sheets. Some dust soiling. Overall good. Lajos Kossuth's eloquent and impassioned appeal for Hungarian freedom from centuries of Austrian tyranny, here prepared by the leader of a community of Hungarian exiles living in Iowa. In a paragraph on the last page, Kossuth appoints Ughazi his representative to the United States. The manuscript seems to have been aimed at garnering American support for the Hungarian cause, soon after the failures of the revolution of 1848 and subsequent short-lived Hungarian republic led by Kossuth. New-Buda was the location of an early Hungarian settlement in Iowa. An important work of a leading Hungarian immigrant. EBERSTADT 163:284.

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        Mémoires d'un médecin - Ange Pitou

      Bruxelles : Alphonse Lebègue, Imprimeur-Éditeur 1851 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Vraisemblablement, l'ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce roman, le 3ème volume de la série « Mémoires d'un médecin » qui marque la fin de la collaboration d'Auguste Maquet et Dumas, raison pour laquelle l'oeuvre aurait dû sortir pour la plupart de la plume de ce dernier. À l'époque, Dumas s'était installé à Bruxelles où il avait dû se réfugier pour échapper à ses créanciers. Aidé de son secrétaire Noël Parfait, il faisait imprimer aussi en Belgique les romans qu'il produisait sans arrêt pour éteindre ses dettes. Lors de sa parution sous forme de feuilleton dans La Presse il y en eut deux éditions de ce roman en 1851, l'une à Bruxelles chez Alphonse Lebègue (6 t.), l'autre à Paris chez Cadot (8 t.). Quelle a été devenue la première à sortir des presses on l'ignore quoiqu'on peut croire que Parfait se soit bien hâté d'encaisser quelques fonds déliés par l'éditeur bruxellois avant de remettre la copie du manuscrit à Cadot . Comme curiosité supplémentaire, les deux volumes portent sur les p.d.t., la signature autographe de Nicolás Avellaneda, homme de lettres et politicien, président de la République Argentine entre 1874 et 1880. ~ Pleine toile originale, décorée en or au dos et à froid sur les plats ~ 111; 127; 128; 127; 137; 43p ~ 15x10x5cm. ~ Infimes frottements aux couvertures, sinon, parfait état ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisebilder aus Tanger, Algier und Tunis. 1. - 5. Theil in einem Band. Aus der Reihe historische-romantische Gemälde und Reisebilder

      Hartleben, Leipzig 1851 - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand,Einband etwas berieben/bestossen, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, 5 Teile ca. 500 S. Deutsch 420g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales.

      Chapman and Hall, London, Shrewsbury and Chester 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Theory of Probabilities, and in particular on Mitchell's Problem of the Distribution of the Fixed Stars.

      Taylor, London 1851 - A fine copy, in original wrappers, of Boole’s first paper probability. The ideas he put forth in this work were later developed and included in his famous Laws of Thought (1854)."This seems to have been the first mention, by any author, of the close connection, both in essence and in form, between logic and probability and indeed of the dependence of the theory of probability on an underlying mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale, George Boole).In this paper, Boole applies his theory of probabilities to the specific problem of the distribution of fixed stars. This problem had been "creating considerable discussion among mathematicians and astronomers. Professor Boole felt much interest in it, both because of its intrinsic importance, and because of its close connection with a class of speculations in the pursuit of which he had long been engaged" (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon, The British Quarterly Review, vol 44). Boole’s paper is at once the beginning of the thought process that would develop into his seminal later work, as well as an answer to John Mitchell’s fixed star problem and to James Forbes’ own paper on the same subject. In: The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Suppl. to vol. 1, no. 7, 4th series, pp. 521-530. 8vo (225 x 145 mm), the complete issue offered here in original blue printed wrappers, upper left corner of rear wrapper torn away, otherwise fine, uncut and unopened. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Series of Pamphlets by Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With Portrait

      R. James, Liverpool 1851 - 18 parts. Octavo [21 cm] contemporary 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards. Decorative blind stamping and gilt stamped title to backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Frontis present. Kinderhook fold out at the rear is present, but has come loose from the book (with a small piece attached at the gutter)Minor splitting and chipping to extremities of the plate. This is the more complete version with the "Three Nights' Public Discussion" pamphlet at rear. Pratt frontis present. Originally published as separate pamphlets. "O. Pratt's Works was an influential book. Its tracts were published at a time when the British Mission was producing many converts, most of them learned the tenets of Mormonism from Orson's pamphlets" - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6542. Crawley 551. Mormon Imprints 32. Mormon Fifty 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey

      Bernhard Tauchnitz 1851 - 336pp + 316pp. Two volumes rebound recently as one. A new edition revised, with a biographical notice of the authors, a selection from their literary remains, and a preface by Currer Bell'. Clean, tight and bright, a lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the War in Afghanistan

      London: Richard Bentley, , 1851. From Unpublished Letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire Period of British Connexion with that Country. 2 volumes octavo. Original brown combed cloth, title gilt to spines, panels in blind to the boards. Both volumes neatly recased, spines relined. A contemporary steel-engraved portrait of "Dost Mohamed Khan. From a Drawing by an Indian Artist" inserted as frontispiece to volume I, and a similar view of the "British Army before Cabul" from Nolan's History of the British Empire in India, similarly included in volume II, these plates not called for. Recased as noted, spines somewhat sunned, overall a little rubbed, internally lightly toned, but a very good, neatly restored set. First edition of the "the definitive account" (Bruce) Kaye was educated at Eton and the East India Company's college Addiscombe, which he described as 'a great nursery of Indian captains.' He was commissioned into the Bengal Artillery in 1833, but resigned his commission in 1841, turning to literature. He initially joined the staff of the Bengal Harkaru and in 1844 started the Calcutta Review, editing it and contributing nearly fifty articles on a wide range of political, military, and social subjects. He also published a novel, Long Engagements: a Tale of the Affghan Rebellion in 1846. "However, about 1845 Kaye returned to England for a professional literary career. In 1856 he entered the home civil service of the East India Company, and on the transfer of the government of India to the crown in 1858, he succeeded John Stuart Mill as secretary of the foreign department of the India Office" (ODNB). His carefully compiled "works are still used by historians." A pleasing set, extra-illustrated in a very minor way.

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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume the Twentieth. 1851. Part II.

      John Murray, London 1851 - 2 (advertisement leaf), iv, [2], iii, [1], (lxxiii)-xciii (listing of accessions to the Library), [1], 161-388 pages + 4, [4] pages advertisements + 3 folding maps. Original blue printed papered card boards with blue cloth spine. Page dimensions: 220 x 141mm.Contents of this volume includes: "Considerations on the Great Isthmus of Central America" by Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, on pages 161-189 pages + folding engraved map, with Fitz-Roy's route hand-coloured in red (small 15mm tear to lower margin of the map); "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr. Ch. Gutzlaff (communicated by Sir George Staunton), on pages 191-227; "On the Northern Frontier of Nepaul" by a member of the Napaulese Embassy in London (communicated by the President), on pages 252-254; "The Kubbabish Arabs between Dongola and Kordofan" by Mansfield Parkyns, on pages 254-275; "Notes taken during a Journey through Part of Northern Arabia, in 1848" by Dr George Aug. Wallin, on pages 293-344 + 1 folding engraved map; "Journal of an Expedition to explore the Interior of the Middle Island of New Zealand" by Thomas Brunner, on pages 344-378 + 1 folding engraved map, with Brunner's route hand-coloured in red (a 25mm tear to the lower margin of the map). Moderate rubbing and some staining to covers. A nice original copy. Partial newspaper clipping on Brunner tipped in to the first page of the Index at the rear. Several interesting articles in this issue. "The Bhraebung, situated to the W., contains above 5000 students. Many magicians are attached to this, as well as other monasteries. The Dalai-Lama passes likewise here many days during summer, on account of the magnificent surrounding country. In Samei there is a large printing-press, where the absurdities of Dalaism are perpetuated. The demand for the books is very great, each volume being equivalent to a relic, and hundreds of workmen are constantly emplyed to supply the wants of the Tibetans, Kalmucks, and Mongols." - from the article "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr Gutzlaff, page 216. Wallin's article describes his second trip into Arabia, in the disguise of a horse dealer. Wallin later became Professor of Oriental Languages at Helsinki University. ; 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of England And Wales, Constructed for the Use of the Schools of the British and Foreign School Society.

      London: C. Smith. 172 Strand. Jan. 1st 1851 - Overall dimensions 165 x 130 cm. Very large map of England and Wales printed over four conjoined sheets mounted on linen and fixed upon original wooden rollers, printed brief title label to upper roller. Original colour demarcating the counties. Slight fraying to upper edge of lower left sheet, occasional minor creasing, paper toned evenly, paper coming away from lower roller at lower left. A very handsome map.

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        Chess studies and End-Games Systematically Arranged, being a Complete Guide for Learners and Advanced Players

      iv+[3]+376 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and black vignettes and ruling to edges. (Betts: 23-2) First edition.The first part is a reprint of Kling and Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), although Kling's contribution is here unacknowledged. The second part comprises 201 miscellaneous end-game studies by Horwitz, originally composted for and published in, the Chess Monthly 1879-1883.Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German English chess master and chess writer. Horwitz was born in Neustrelitz, and went to school in Berlin, where he studied art. From 1837 to 1843, he was part of a group of German chess players known as "The Pleiades". He moved to London in 1845. In 1846, he lost a match against visiting master Lionel Kieseritzky, and another against Howard Staunton, losing 15.5-8.5. His best chess result was winning a match against Henry Bird in 1851. He played in the first international chess tournament, London 1851, again beating Bird in the first round, but losing to Staunton in the second and József Szén in the third. Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), co-authored with Josef Kling, is an important work on the endgame study and endgames in general.Condition:Heal edges damp-stained, lacks frontispiece, corners bumped, spine darkened, spine ends rubbed through, soiled a good copy issued without jacket.

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        HISTORIA NATURAL DE LAS DROGAS SIMPLES ó curso de historia natural esplicado en la escuela de farmacia de Paris.

      Trad. Rmaon Ruiz. Imp. Manuel A. Gil. Madrid, 1851 - -1852. 22 cm. 4 vol.: (I) 496 pág. (II) 399 pág. (III) 532 pág. (IV) 312 pág. Ilustr. con grabados, en el texto. Cuatro vol. enc. en media piel, dorados en el lomo, puntas rasgadas. Señal de óxido y papel tostado. Palau 110711. Medicina i farmacia. Drogas. Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        Joining Commodore Matthew C. Perry's Expedition to Japan, a Line Drawing and Rigging Plan for Converting the U.S.S. Macedonian to a "Razeed" Sloop-of-War

      1851 - Line drawing and rigging plan, on waxed linen, c. 1851-1852, 36 x 25 3/4 in. "Razee a Spar Deck Ship" written in different hand than plan design's hand and initials. This ship plan shows the design for the U.S.S. Macedonian to be converted from a 36-gun frigate into a 20-gun sloop-of-war "razee," (from the French raser, "to shave") a warship that has been lowered in height by removing the spar (main) deck. The vessel's sails were also enlarged in the process. The changes made the ship faster and lighter for Perry's mission, but both alterations required new standing (support) rigging, and hull reinforcements, shown in red in this plan. Historical BackgroundThe U.S.S. Macedonian was launched as the British frigate H.M.S. Macedonian in 1810. During the War of 1812, the U.S.S. United States, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, captured the vessel off the Canary Islands and took the ship first to Newport, Rhode Island, for repairs, and then to New London, Connecticut for the rest of the war. The Macedonian was the first intact British vessel (but second overall) to surrender to the fledgling American Navy during the War of 1812. The first, the H.M.S. Guerriere, was defeated by the U.S.S. Constitution but too badly damaged to be of any use as a prize. Although she saw little action after the War of 1812, the now-U.S.S. Macedonian sailed under Decatur during the Second Barbary War in 1815 against Tripolian pirates, and then patrolled both Atlantic and Pacific coasts protecting commercial shipping interests.In 1836, the vessel was in such disrepair that it required a complete rebuild. Controversy exists as to whether the 1810 vessel was rebuilt using the original keel, as has sometimes been reported; whether it was completely rebuilt along the original design using minimal pieces of the ship's original wood; or whether it was constructed entirely anew in Norfolk in 1836. Much of the disagreement has to do with the navy's rather fluid definition of "rebuilding," a term often used for budgetary subterfuge. Either way, in 1832, a frigate named Macedonian was rotting at the docks in the Gosport (Norfolk) Navy Yard, and in 1836, a new ship was launched under the same name, with the same figurehead. This ship plan shows further modifications to the vessel that slid down the launching ways at Norfolk in 1836.The frigate was "razeed," that is, had its upper deck removed, to make it a faster, lighter, and more maneuverable craft. The modifications were made at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1851-52, and the trim new vessel accompanied Commodore Matthew C. Perry on his 1852-1854 expedition to Japan. On his first visit, which arrived in early 1853, Perry took four vessels into Edo (Tokyo) Bay, Japan. He vowed to return the following spring. The Macedonian joined Perry's fleet in August 1853 fresh from the shipyard and one of the fastest sailing ships in the Navy. On Perry's second visit, the Macedonian ran aground while searching for the entrance to Edo Bay, but was freed by Perry's steam frigates in time to be part of the full squadron that stood off Tokyo to force the Treaty of Kanagawa (1854), which opened Japan to American trade. The Macedonian then patrolled Pacific waters until the onset of the Civil War, after which the vessel mostly patrolled Caribbean waters, with one foray to Portugal in 1863 seeking out the C.S.S. Southerner.After the war, she served as a naval school ship until being sold to private interests in 1875. There is no evidence that the vessel ever sailed as a merchant ship, because her next reported tour of duty was as the "Macedonian Hotel" and then the "City Island Casino" at City Island, New York, from 1900 until the ship burned in 1922.SourcesJames Tertius de Kay, The Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922 (New York: Norton, 1995).Francis L. Hawks, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan (Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856)."Diction. (See website for full description)

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        Die Orchideen der deutschen Flora nebst denen des übrigen Europa, des ganzen russischen Reichs und Algiers also ein Versuch einer Orchideographie Europas.

      - Leipzig, Friederich Hofmeister, 1851. 4to (265 x 170mm). pp. (4), xii, 240, with 170 engraved plates of which 165 partially handcoloured. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine. After John Lindley's death Heinrich Gustaf Reichenbach became the 'Orchid King'. Orchid specimens from all over the world were sent to him for identification, these with his sketches and copious notes went to build up an immense herbarium. "Though best known as an orchidologist, botanists in general owe him a debt of gratitude for his collaboration in his father's 'Icones'" (Reinikka, History of Orchids p. 215). The present work was issued in a plain and coloured edition, it forms vols. XIII of the 'Deutschlands Flora.', and this section on orchids was wholly by him. This task, his preface says, occupied him ten years. The coloured issue is scarce, and always has 5 plates not coloured.Stafleu & Cowan 8885; Nissen BBI, 1604. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Congrès international des échecs. Compte rendu du congrès de 1867 et des congrès d'échecs antérieurs

      xcii+480+[4 including errata] with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5r 1/2") bound in black cloth with original front wrapper laid on. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5194). first edition.World exhibitions became a new phenomenon in the West in the nineteenth century. Scientific and technical progress were shown. Ten World Fairs were organized during the second half of the nineteenth century. Seven times an international chess tournament was part of the event (London 1851, London 1862, Paris 1867, Vienna 1873, Philadelphia 1876, Paris 1878, Paris 1900). Paris, the French capital, was host to a world's fair exhibition in the summer of 1867. Among the enormous buildings erected to house new developments in science, technology (of which the Krupp Cannon was the most impressive display), and art, a master chess tournament was organized from June 4th to July 11th. It was held at the Grand Cercle, 10 boulevard Montmartre, not far from the 1.2 kilometer row of machinery for the exhibition, the third tournament. Thirteen chess masters were invited to participate in double rounds, with a time limit of six minutes per move and draws counting as zero for both players. The participants included Ignat Von Kolisch from the Austrio-Hungarian empire, Wilhelm Steinitz and Sam Loyd playing on behalf of the United States of America, Symon Winawer and Hieronim Czarnowski from Poland, Gustav Neumann from Germany, Cecil Valentine De Vere from England, Jules De Riviere, Samuel Rosenthal, Emile D'Andre, and Eugene Rousseau from France, Celso Golmayo Zupide from Cuba, and Martin Severin From from Denmark. There was no formal organization to international events at the time, so beyond the matches and time controls being set, players seemingly encountered one another during the tournament according to availability and inclination. The prize purse was distributed among the top six finishers, with Kolisch earning 5000 Francs for first place, Winawer 2500 Francs for second, Steinitz 2000 Francs for third, Neumann and De Vere 1500 Francs each for fourth and fifth places, and De Riviere 1000 Francs for sixth. The top four finishers also received a Sèvres vase as an additional prize. Kolisch immediately liquidated his antique porcelain and invested in real estate which soon made him an extremely wealthy man, allowing him to be a generous patron to chess for decades afterwards. The problem tournament conducted during this event was won by Conrad Bayer ahead of Samuel Loyd. the first public women's chess was also played during this exhibition.Condition:Rebound in black cloth with original wrapper laid on front else a very good copy.

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        Ebner & Seubert 1860. 4°. VI., 1 Bl., 96 S., mit 19 (2 doppelblattgr.) chromolithogr. Tafeln, OHlwd.

      - Nissen 1851 - Simon, Vinaria 128 - Schöne 2395.- Erste Ausgabe. - Sehr seltenes Werk des Stuttgarter Weingärtners Christian Single (1816-1869) mit Abbildungen württembergischer Traubensorten wie Elbling, Trollinger, Muskateller, Gutedel, Limberger, Affentaler, Rothgipfler.- "Rarissime ampélographie allemande qui montre les cépages fameux du Württemberg" (Oberlé, Bibl. bachique 394).- Es gibt auch Exemplare, bei denen die ursprüngliche Verlagsangabe mit einem Schild "Ravensburg, E. Ulmer" überklebt ist.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht fleckig, insges. gutes Ex. im original Einband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Battle of Palo Alto

      1851 - This 17" x 23" chromolithograph depicts the Battle of Palo Alto during the Mexican American War. Small punched out holes read "Brooklyn Public Library in bottom left hand corner. Foxing and staining around margins

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        Relacion De Los Debates De La Convencion De California

      New York 1851 - 436 pages. Ex-library with all the stamps and stickers. Edges on cover curled and worn. corners bumped and rubbed - heavy foxxing - all there with clean text and tight binding - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life of Thomas Stothard R.A. With Personal Reminiscences.

      London: John Murray, 1851. - 2 vols, 4to, contemporary polished calf, black and red leather labels, gilt decorations and lettering, gilt inner dentelles. Extra-illustrated with 118 plates. NCBEL III, 712. Some slight rubbing; a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capri. [Blick von einer Terrasse auf die Küste].

      -,, [Italien], 1851 - Orig. Bleistiftzeichnung, weiß gehöht. [Italien], -, o. J. [um 1851]. ca. 25,5 x 41 cm. Im Passepartout. Mit eighd. Sign. und Titel. - Weiss etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        Charles Sumner Discusses the Emerging Duty of the United States in Promoting Human Rights & World Peace Evoking the Declaration of Independence and Championing Louis Kossuth and his Exploits

      Boston 1851 - Autograph Letter Signed, Boston, October 26, 1851. "The influence, we are now able to wield, is a sacred trust, which should be exercised firmly, discreetly, in conformity with the Laws of Nations & with an anxious eye to the peace of the world, so as always to promote the great cause of Human Rights. Our example can do much" Transcript"Boston, Oct. 26th 1851Dear Sir,It will not be in my power to be present at Faneuil Hall long ; nor am I entirely satisfied, that it would be proper for me, holding the official position which I now do in the National Government, to take any part in the proceedings which you propose to institute.But though not present with you, & not undertaking to express any opinion on the precise matter in hand, I wish it to be understood that I can never fail to unite in every earnest and manly word, by which the sympathies of our country shall be extended to all in whatever land, who have been struck down, while defending the Rights of Man. To this cause we are pledged as a Nation by the Declaration of Independence ; & my heart warmly responds to the vow.Nor can I forbear to add, that the clemency which you invoke, from a powerful Government towards those whom it classes as political offenders, is in harmony with the Spirit of the Age & with the lessons of Christianity. It is a grace, which it can never be otherwise than honorable to ask & honorable to grant ;'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomesThe throned monarch better than his crown.A recent instance enforces the appeal. Kossuth has at last passed from the house of bondage. His emancipation, promoted by the aspirations, the prayers & the express intervention of our Republic is an example to all nations ; while the brightness of his fame shews how vain it is for any earthly edict stigmatise as crime a sincere & generous effort for Human Freedom. Austria brands the great Hungarian as a traitor ; but an enlightened Public Opinion, the predestined Queen of the civilized world, already rejudges the justice of the tyrant Government. To these august judgments of this exalted authority mankind will bow ; No People for the sake of any seeming expediency of the hour can afford to sacrifice a principle of Justice on a sentiment of Humanity, & to thus peril the everlasting Verdict of History.In reaching across the sea to distant Turkey to plead for the freedom of the fugitive Kossuth, our Republic has done well ; & the Mohamedan Sultan, in consenting to his liberation, at extraordinary hazards, has taught a lesson of magnanimity to Christian states.But the step we have thus taken cannot be the last. With increasing power are increasing duties. The influence, we are now able to wield, is a sacred trust, which should be exercised firmly, discreetly, in conformity with the Laws of Nations & with an anxious eye to the peace of the world, so as always to promote the great cause of Human Rights. Our example can do much ; the magnetism of our national flag will be felt wherever it floats in foreign lands ; individual citizens may labor faithfully ; but all these will be incalculably quickened by a system of conduct, on the part of our Government, at home & abroad, which, while avoiding all improper interference with other countries & teaching the majesty of honest dealing ; shall show a prompt & benevolent sympathy with those vital principles ; without which our Republic is but a name. In this work, the Irishmen, & the children & grand-children of Irishmen, scattered in millions throughout the land, can help. Their native love of liberty & hatred of Oppression will here find an opportunity for action.Believe me, dear Sir,Very faithfully Yours,Charles Sumner"Charles Sumner of Massachusetts served in the U.S. Senate from 1851 to 1874, initially as a Free Soiler (a party that he helped found) and later as a Republican. He was a leader in Congress among the opponents of slavery, and instrumental in the impeachment p. (See website for full description)

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        The Scarlet Letter a Romance

      London: David Bogue, 1851. First UK edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. London: David Bogue, 1851. Original brown cloth in custom case. Several black spots and discoloration on upper cover, wear to lower spine end. Front hinge expertly reinforced, otherwise Very Good condition. Internally Fine.& & FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Hawthorne’s most famous novel. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) novelist and short story writer was a central figure in the American literary renaissance of the 19th century. Drawing heavily on his Puritan legacy, his writings revealed a dark view of human nature and were some of the first to successfully examine the hidden motivations within character.

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        The Stones of Venice, 3 volumes

      Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851, 1853, London - Vol. 1 (1851): xv, [1], 413 pp; errata slip tipped in at rear; 21 plates (drawn by the author), including four in color; Vol. 2 (1853): vi, [2], 394 pp; 20 plates, including two in color; Vol. 3 (1853): [2], 362 pp; 12 plates (including one in color). All plates are present and where called for. 4to, t.e.g., gilt title; recently professionally recased in evergreen linen cloth boards, with new endpapers and headbands. Short closed tears to rear blanks of vol. 1 (one blank a little chipped); interior pages are lightly age-toned, as usual. All volumes are first editions. One of Ruskin's most important treatises on architecture that grew out of his careful and detailed exploration of architectural monuments. Overall, a fine and attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harlequin Duck

      C. Hulmendel, London 1851 - Image Size : 330x505 (mm), 13x19.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 365x535 (mm), 14.375x21 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph Very Good, mild water stain in the upper right corner.

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        FLORENCE SACKVILLE. Or, Self Dependence: An Autobiography

      Smith, Elder & Co. London.,1851. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). iii-viii,312; ii,292; ii,313pp. Bound without half titles. Last leaf of volume 3 laid down, otherwise a generally clean, bright set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. The compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.:

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        Plan Of The Town Of Meriden.

      Philadelphia 1851 - Lithograph with original hand color; with original wooden rollers; re-mounted on new linen & fully stabilized; several secured splits, some losses, restoration to non-essential border areas; good. Richly illustrated map of Meriden, dubbed the ¿Silver City¿ for the numerous silver manufacturers once operating there. Beginning around the period of this map, this mid-sized central Connecticut city was an industrial dynamo through the mid-20th century. Two of the vignettes depict early industrial operations, while several others are noted on the plan. Interestingly, several tin shops are indicated on the map; these may have been precursors to the city¿s silver industry. Several churches are also illustrated, including the still standing Congregational Church. This work actually consists of two plans¿one of the entire town and another of its central village. The latter provides the names and locations of local residents. Several manuscript notations in an early hand supplement the printed information on the map. Thomson 80.

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        Sindh, and the Races That Inhabit the Valley of the Indus - Author's Presentation Copy Sind

      Wm H. Allen & Co., London 1851 - Presentation Copy . "From the Author" inscribed in secretarial hand. With Notices of the Topography and History of the Province. viii, 422 pages, bound in half morocco leather over marbled boards, folding map on blue paper as issued, some rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very good copy. In 1844 Richard Burton began working with the Bombay Army Survey Dept. travelling throughout the newly annexed Sindh province of India. In 1851 his research on the population, customs, literature and language of the area was first published. The book is extremely scarce and is still being used by the Government in Sindh (today's Pakistan) to teach young people about early Sind. Penzer 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Charles Van Benthuysen, Albany, NY 1851 - 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. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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