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        View of Kingston (Canada)

      Goupil & Co., New York/Paris 1851 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Drawn from nature by Aug. Kolner. Lith. by Deroy. Printed by Jacomme & Co. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 15 1/2". Inventory#: p1472pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Mrs. Mathews; or, Family Mysteries. A Novel

      London: Colburn and Co., Publishers 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1851 - "Mrs. Trollope's next novel explored the consequences of feminine obedience in some detail, and its plot perfectly exemplified her theme of the triumphant feminine. Mrs Mathews is the story of a woman who leads a happy single life.Mary King has no desire to marry and exults in her maturity. Here is certainly a new subject for a novel - " Heinemann First edition. 3 vols., [ii], 346; [ii], 344; [ii], 334 pp. In original quarter brown cloth and boards, paper labels. Very good. Rare, none at auction in last 25 years. Wolff 6820; Sadleir 3230. Heinemann, Mrs. Trollope pp. 241-242 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goa, and the Blue Mountains; or Six Months of Sick Leave.

      Richard Bentley, London 1851 - FIRST EDITION, First Issue. 20th century half red calf with tooled designs on spine and raised bands. Worn at spine and corners and is slightly mottled. Marbled endpages. Folding map and 4 lithographic plates by Hullmandel from drawings by Burton. Internally in EXCELLENT condition. Overall the book is in GOOD PLUS condition. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, KCMG, FRGS, (March 19, 1821 – October 20, 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke twenty-nine European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, making an un-bowdlerised translation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (the collection is more commonly called The Arabian Nights in English because of Andrew Lang's abridgement) and the Kama Sutra and journeying with John Hanning Speke to discover the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. He was a prolific author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including travel, fencing and ethnography. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Somme de Théologie - 8 Volumes

      Eugene Belin 1851 - Traduite intégralement en français, pour la primière foi, avec des notes théologiques, historiques et philologiques par l'Abbé Drioux. Eight volumes, half leather, some yellow spots,good condition.Weight 5590 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Golden Legend

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1851 - First edition, first issue. One of 3,600 copies. Original publisher's cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Housed in a quarter-leather slipcase with folding chemise. An excellent copy, with some mild signs of rubbing and a touch of wear to the spine ends, lower corners slightly frayed, early former owner's signature to blank preceding title page. Overall, a near fine copy. Very scarce in this condition. The Golden Legend is a poem that makes up the second part of Longfellow's Christus: A Mystery, the story of the history of Christianity told in three parts. He completed The Golden Legend, which covers Christianity during the Middle Ages, first. The New England Tragedies, concerned with Puritan Christianity in United States, comprised the third part and was first published in 1868. Finally, he published the first part of Christus, The Divine Tragedy, which tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ, in 1871. The completed work included "Finale: St. John" in its 1872 first edition. Although it was not his most commercially successful title, Longfellow considered Christus to be his magnum opus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres du Comte de Lacepede, somprenant, L'Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupedes Ovipares, des Serpents, Des Poissons et des Cetaces, Tomes 1-3 with fourth book of 153 color plates (four volume set)

      La Societe Bibliophile c 1851-2, Paris - Four volume set. French text. Probably 1851-2. Hardcover, 8vos. bound in matching quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt titles and 4 raised bands on spines. Some edgewear to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of all 4 volumes. Foxing to first and last few pages of the 3 text volumes; occasional foxing throughout. The contents of the plates volume are stunning, with only a few plates showing small fox marks. Excellent color illustrations of fish, snakes and other amphibians and reptiles. 4 volume set. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1851 - This is the third issue of the third edition "This third edition is a desirable item to add to any collection as it is the first to contain the Life of Nimrod by R.S. Surtees" - Tooley - 68. Coloured aquatint frontispiece, engraved vignette title and 18 coloured aquatint plates by Henry Alken and TJ Rawlins. Complete with the 8 pages of advertisements at end of book. Some very light spotting to a few leaves; inner hinges split; some gatherings loose; original pictorial cloth. Presented in handsome green cloth slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of The Life of the late John Mytton, Esqre. of Halston, Shropshire. (.) with Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric, and Extravagant Exploits. Third Edition. Reprinted (with consideral Additions) from the New Sporting Magazine.

      London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. - Engraved title (with vignette), title, ix, 218 pp, 8 pp. publisher's adds. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Large-8vo. Full wine-red morocco with gilt tooling on boards, spine and inside borders; all edges gilt. Front board loose; a little bit rubbed and slightly knocked; engraved title with small tear in the head margin (1,5 cm) and slightly foxed; with the engraved amorial exlibris of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale on front paste-down. The 1st edition of 1835 had 12 plates; three of them had been replaced by new ones in the 2nd edition of 1837 and 6 others had been added just like in this copy of the 3rd edition. John Mytton is the incarnation of everything, which distinguishes an English sportsman: fairness, never ceasing efforts of improvement, good humour at any cirumstances etc. EN

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        Rimembranze di Oporto ossia raccolta di 12 disegni ricordanti la Spedizione dell'anno 1849, destinata a ricevere la spoglia mortale del Re Carlo Alberto tratti dal vero dal pittore Enrico Gonin aggregato a quella Spedizione in qualità di disegnatore.

      Litografia F.lli Doyen,, Torino, 1851 - In-folio (460x320mm), pp. 24, brossura editoriale azzurra con titolo inciso entro svolazzi calligrafici. Complessive 12 litografie disegnate dal vero ed incise f.t. dal Gonin (Torino, 1798-ivi, 1856): frontespizio a colori, un ritratto di Carlo Alberto e 10 litografie in tinta seppia. Alcuni restauri marginali alla brossura. Bell'esemplare. Unica edizione, molto rara, di questa magnifica opera celebrativa della figura di Carlo Alberto, dei suoi anni finali in Portogallo e della spedizione, guidata da Eugenio di Savoia Carignano, incaricata del trasporto della sua salma da Oporto a Torino. L'esemplare è iconograficamente completo, in base alla collazione da noi effettuata della copia (già appartenuta a Vittorio Emanuele III) custodita nella Biblioteca Reale di Torino e alla scheda del catalogo telematico della Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal di Lisbona. NUC, NG 0310246. Catalogo da livraria Duarte de Sousa, II, 306. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      C Skeet, London 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      E. Gambart, London 1851 - Image Size : 400x595 (mm), 15.75x23.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 485x633 (mm), 19.125x24.875 (Inches), Black & White, Steel Engraving

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        Moby-Dick; or, the whale

      Harper & Brothers 1851 - First American Edition; first binding; with the original cloth bound in blue from the publisher. In the Melville bibliography, this would be the blue "A" cloth, the true first American edition and most desirable copy for a collector. Many copies of this first edition were burned in a fire, and the remaining copies tend to be re-bound. This rare first edition is one of the surviving copies still in the original cloth, untouched. The book has some foxing mainly effecting the first few pages and the endpapers. The front flyleaf has a small piece of the corner missing, not effecting any lettering. The boards have some wear to the corners and edges. The spine ends have some light fraying. Otherwise, the book is quite lovely. Besides the previous owner's early signature, the book is clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The binding is tight, and the book is one of the nicer copies that you will find on the market with the original first printing binding. Overall, a collectable copy of this first edition housed in custom clamshell for preservation. We buy Melville First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1851 - A firm, unsophisticated copy of Melville's masterpiece, preceded by a three-volume London edition a month earlier. The American edition was 3000 copies, but the book sold poorly, and many unsold copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1854. BAL 13664. GROLIER AMERICAN 60. Octavo (19cm); Blanck's first binding of slate A cloth with embossed circular publisher's device to front and rear boards; [i-xxiv], [1]-[635] + 6pp. publisher's ads. Original orange-coated endpapers. A good, unrestored copy. Spine has faded to tan, with consequent dulling to gilt; small losses to cloth at spine ends, joints and board edges, with one small, old inexpert repair to cloth at base of spine. Front free endpaper with a small (ca. 1/2") abrasion, the result of an ill-advised erasure, which has further suffered an undignified later attempt at re-coloring. Scattered foxing within, but text generally fresh and tight. Bookplate of Miriam Dyer-Bennett to front pastedown. In custom morocco and marbled paper clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Proof plate, "The first Shilling-day - going in: and "The first Shilling- day coming out.", 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 inscribed by the artist "To George Miles with the regards of George Cruikshank" along the left hand border. 23 x 30 cm (platemark) on paper 26 x 34.5, trimmed to the plate mark on the right edge. A little dusty. 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; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great Sierra Nevada, With a Stroll Through the Diggings and Ranches of That Country

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851 - Account of Englishman William Kelly's (1791-1855) visit to California in 1849-50, with vol. I concerning his voyage from England and overland to the American West, and vol. II describing gold mining operations and camp life near the Sacramento River. Kelly is generally disapproving of the American West and the prospectors he finds there - though he finds much to admire in Native American culture. "The narrative of a Britisher who traveled far and saw much, all of which is related in an engaging manner." (Cowan) "Lively, entertaining and worthwhile narrative." (Wheat) A fine set in an attractive binding First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. x, 342; viii, 334 pp. + [2] pp. ads. Bound in later fine full green morocco by Gray & Son; minor toning to spine, else fine. Bookplates of Herbert McLean Evans. Howes K68 "aa"; Sabin 37321; Blumann & Thomas 5025; Bradford 2807; Braislin 1092; Byrd 27; Cowan, p. 235; Flake 4569; Graff 2298; Streeter 2670; Wagner-Camp 200:1; Mattes 515; Mintz 269; Rocq 15895; Kurutz 370a; Wheat, BOOKS 115; Eberstadt 115:1036; Howell 50:563; Vail, GOLD FEVER, p.19 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LE CORSAIRE - 28° ANNEE du 1° DECEMBRE 1850 AU 30 AVRIL 1851

      AU BUREAU DU JOURNAL 1851 - RO30082443: 4 pages par numéros. Journal quotidien. Tampon sur les premières pages. Des manques sur le dos. Feuilleton du corsaire, Faits divers, théatres, nouvelles à la main, assemblée législative. In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 70-Journalisme, édition. Journaux [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Military Adventures of Charles O'Neill...including full histories of the bloody battle of Barossa, and the remarkable siege of Badajos; together with a graphic description of the battle of all of which he was an actor

      Worcester, Mass: printed for the author by Edward Livermore, first edition , 1851. vi and 259 pages. 6 plates. Publisher's embossed red cloth decorated in gold; the spine is a little worn and the head and toe are slightly chipped; the corners are bumped; but the book does not require rebinding and the text is good and clean.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        The Erne. Its Legends and Its Fly-Fishing

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851 - First edition. 8vo. Colored frontispiece of six tied flies & colored vignette title page ("The Fairy Fly"), fold-out map, four wood engraved plates. xvi, 395 pp. Green full-grain morocco with gilt borders by Bayntun, t.e.g. New spine. Excellent copy of a scarce book. Westwood & Satchell p. 155; Heckscher 1424; Coleby p. 89 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

      London: Van Voorst, 1851 - First edition. 8vo. With 6 lithographic plates (5 hand-colored). viii, 74, [2, ads] pp. Original green cloth. Westwood and Satchell p. 95 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Published by W.H. Lizars, 1851. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes bound in three books. Vol I: xlii + 532 pages; Vol II Part I: xx + subscribers list + 390 pages + index of Parishes; Vol II Part II: xv + 846 pages + index of Parishes. Five large folding maps. Modern turquoise cloth binding with gilt title to spines. Editions published 1851 through to 1855. Ex-lib with labels to front endpapers and stamps to title pages but overall a very clean and bright set. [S]

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        "Isla de Puerto Rico por el Teniente Coronel Capitan de Ingenieros D. Francisco Coello."

      Madrid: D. Francisco Coello, 1851. FRANCISCO COELLO'S SUPERB CHART OF THE ISLE OF PUERTO RICO CONTAINING TEN BEAUTIFULLY RENDERED INSET MAPS Published in Atlas de España. Engraving with original hand color Sheet size: 30 ¾" x 41 ½" Framed size: 47 1/8" x 51" Prominent military engineer and geographer Don Francisco Coello de Portugal y Quesada (1822-1898) produced this handsome chart of Puerto Rico, which contains 10 inset maps and a detailed historical and statistical text. The nineteenth century constituted a significant turning point in the history of European cartography as governments, following the lead of France, finally came to the conclusion that up-to-date maps could serve more than just military functions. Indeed, the valuable documents, as France's monumental Carte de Cassini overwhelmingly demonstrated, could also foster communication and commerce between countries and across empires. Following France's example, the Spanish government commissioned Coello to produce 65 maps of Spain and its colonial holdings in the first half of the nineteenth century. Coello's maps were ultimately intended to accompany Pascual Madoz's comprehensive Diccionario geografico estadistico historico. . Book.

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        The Ansayrii (or Assassins) (3 volumes) :with travels in the further East, in 1850-51, including a visit to Nineveh

      Richard Bentley, London 1851 - First edition. Vol I: xv + 402 pp, portrait of the author pasted in opposite the title page; Vol II: xi + 378 pp; Vol III: viii + 458 pp. All vols bound in impressed cloth with untrimmed edges. J R Walsh signature on all three title pages. Page 1 of all three vols has had a red rubber stamp mark removed by rubbing, which in Vols I and II has been pasted over with a rectangle of plain paper. Vol III has small rubbed holes at the top edge of pp vii and 1. Covers are shabby and top layer of cloth worn away around edges. Bindings and inside pages very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Instructions nautiques (partie des côtes septentrionales de France comprise entre le phare des Héaux de Brehat et le phare du cap de la Hague

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes (Slave Sale Broadside)

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

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        Rae's Philadelphia Pictorial Directory Panoramic Advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Second to Tenth Streets [wrapper title]

      Julio H. Rae, [Philadelphia] 1851 - Oblong quarto. (9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches). [23]pp. text and sixteen lithographed plates (several folding). Original gold-printed black wrappers bound in. Contemporary cloth, label on front cover printed gold on black glossy paper, neatly rebacked. Housed in a morocco-backed cloth box. Provenance: John McAllister (booklabel) An incredible city directory and business promotional, illustrating eight blocks of Chestnut Street in downtown Philadelphia on sixteen beautifully executed lithographs. Following in the long tradition of the city directory but taking it to new heights, publisher Julio H. Rae produced the first truly visual directory of an American city. Each plate depicts a block or a portion of a block of Philadelphia's main commercial thoroughfare, between 2nd and 10th streets. Both sides of the block are pictured, and each plate is keyed to an accompanying text leaf carrying advertisements from the merchants depicted. Taller buildings are shown in their complete elevation on folding plates, with the grandest plate folding out vertically and horizontally and showing the State House. A note on the facade of the building reads: "Declaration of Independence signed in this room." While not every merchant on Chestnut Street subscribed to the work, leaving some buildings unadorned on the plates, Rae's work carries advertisements for all manner of businesses, from hatters, jewelers, tailors, and grocers, to hotels, druggists, daguerreotypists, and Welch's National Circus and Theatre. Rae intended to update his Chestnut Street directory each year, showing changes in the businesses, and also announced a similar work covering Market Street from the Delaware River to Broad Street. Apparently he was too ambitious, and neither project came to fruition. Rae was not exaggerating, though, in his preface when he wrote that he "felt confident that he has hit upon a system not only novel and beautiful, but exceedingly useful, and one of which he believes to be entirely unique." This copy bears the ownership markings of noted Philadelphia collector John A. McAllister (1822-1896), whose spectacles and mathematical instrument shop appears in the directory on the very first plate. A magnificent work, which heralded a new era in display advertising, and a nice association copy. Miles & Reese, America Pictured to Life 75. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth

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

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        Adventures in Australia , or the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the bush and the wilds

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

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        Waverley Novels - 48 Volume Library Set

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

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

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

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        Les Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux Les Plus Intéressans A Connaitre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The New York Schooner Yacht "America" Commodore J. C. Stevens, sailing the great match with the English Schooner Yacht Titania Commodore Stephenson the 28th August 1851

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

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

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

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

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

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

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