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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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        MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE

      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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        A large and significant archive of letters from George S. Patton Sr., Confederate officer and grandfather of General George S. Patton Jr. Including lengthy, detailed letters chronicling the 1863 Jones-Imboden raid on West Virginia, <I>"The Confederate flag has been carried where it never floated before, great damage has been done to an important avenue of the enemy's communication..."</I>

      A substantial archive of material (46 pieces total, 1851 - 1892), including a significant cache of Civil War date letters from George S. Patton (1833 - 1864), the Confederate officer killed in action at Winchester who was also the grandfather of General George S. Patton, Jr. (1885 - 1945). The archive also includes early love letters by Patton to his then future wife, Susan Thornton Glassell (1835 - 1883), together with related letters from her and other members of Patton's family including Confederate Naval hero William T. Glassell (1831 - 1879); Susan's brother, her father, and hence George S. Patton Jr.'s great grandfather, Andrew Glassell (1793 - 1873); and Thomas Buren Brown, a Los Angeles attorney who married Susan Thornton Glassell Patton's daughter Eleanor Thornton Patton (1857 - 1937); as well as other members of the Glassell and Thornton families. Of tremendous interest are a series of Civil War date letters from George S. Patton I (1833 - 1864) written to his wife, describing in vivid d

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        Nancy. Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups, 1851, &c. &c, By Pompey out of Hawise, &c. &c. Bred in 1848 by Mr. Baxter. The Property of Mr. Martinson, to whome this print is by Permission most respectfully dedicated by his obliged Servant. John Moore.

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. C. N. Smith n. A. F. de Prades, dat. 1851, 43 x 67. Das Bild aus der Reihe "Moor's celebrated Winners", zeigt das von Job Marson trainierte und von F. Marson & Charlton gerittene erfolgreiche Pferd auf der Rennbahn mit dem Jockey. Rechts vor dem Pferd ein elegant gekleideter Mann mit Stock und Zylinderhut ( der Besitzer ?).

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise

      C.A. Reitzel, 1849-, Copenhagen 1851 - Three volumes, octavo, tinted lithographs; a very good set, uncut in the original quarter purple cloth with printed labels, brown boards. The Galathea in the East Indies and the Pacific. Scarce official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The Galathea made her voyage between 1845 and 1847. Forbes notes that the purpose of the mission was the exploration '(with the idea of establishing a colony) of the Nicobar Islands; encouraging and wherever possible forming trade agreements with foreign governments; and scientific exploration and discovery'. Bille's book describes the various visits made: of particular interest are the expedition's calls in the East Indies; at Singapore, Pulo Penang and Java; at Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton; Hawaii and Tahiti; and in South America. The Hawaiian section spreads to most of three chapters. Though much of Bille's narrative centres on the modern political history of the islands, he also reports his audience with the king and queen, provides an insightful description of Honolulu and even details its social life. The plates are lithograph reproductions of Paul Plum's drawings. Three of them concern Hawaii - one of them a fine portrait of Kamehameha III and his queen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER; OR, THE BLACK BROTHERS: A LEGEND OF STIRIA

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1851 [Dec. 1850].  FIRST EDITION, 18 x 13.5cm (16mo) in publisher\'s green morocco-grain cloth over pale yellow paper-covered boards w/printed borders, title & designs by Doyle to fr. cover, printed borders & central device to rear, a.e.g., coated decorative pale green ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-52 pp. w/24 wood engravings (incl. fr. cover designs, tissue-guarded frontis & prelim titlepage design) by the Dalziels, Harvey Orrin Smith, Isabel Thompson etc. after Doyle, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear (undated, but obviously from Dec. 1850).  Printed by Henry Vizetelly, London.  Interestingly, Doyle misspelt the title\'s final word on his woodblock for the prelim titlepage as \"STYRIA,\" & to correct this the engraver trimmed off the right-hand upward angle of the \"Y\" creating a crooked \"I\"; however, the misspelling remains uncorrected in the fr. cover design. Osborne (which has the 2nd ed.) reports: \"In 1841 the twelve-year-old Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Gray dared Ruskin ... to write a fairy tale for her.\"  In 1848 Effie married him, but in 1855 she filed for annullment claiming that Ruskin was unwilling to consummate the marriage--whether or not this was merely a ploy to gain her freedom so she could marry her not-so-secret lover John Everett Millais has long been a topic of discussion (Effie\'s huge commercialistic influence on Millais\'s subsequent career has elicited the sarcastic speculation that had Ruskin remained married to her, he would have written \"Bubbles\").  Osborne also states: \"For ten years the manuscript was in the possession of a friend [&] in 1851 it was published anonymously, with three editions in the first year of publication\" (p.386--the 2nd & 3rd [etc.] editions are all so stated on their titlepages).  This 1st edition is by far the rarest of the lot. Binding Very Good (covers moderately soiled & spotted, & rear hinge cracked); contents Very Good (sewing loose between pp.[vi] & [1], & occas. lt. thumbing).  Slater 226-27, Ashley IV 181 (\"it is important that the original covers should be preserved, as the design upon the front includes two [wood]cuts which are not reproduced in the body of the work\"), Ray 142 (Doyle \"made a little masterpiece of Ruskin\'s fairy tale\"--see also pp.xxii, 87 & 88), de Beaumont 348; see also Wolff 5993a Note.

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        Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph. OOC 302 (incorrectly dated)

      New York: Fuller, 1851. Fuller, John Emory (1799-1878). Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph [cover title]. Telegraphic computer, a most wonderful and extraordinary instrument, by which business questions, of every possible variety, are instantly performed. . . . [inside front cover]. New York: John E. Fuller, n.d. [1851]. Text plus separate double-sided volvelle engraved by George G. Smith, mounted on heavy cardboard, containing "Fuller&#39;s Time Telegraph" on one side and "Palmer&#39;s Computing Scale" on the other. Original cloth, worn, text loose in binding, light toning. [22]pp. Folding lithographed table, entitled "Analytical table of mechanical movements," tipped to inside back cover. Text measures 285 x 287 mm.; volvelle measures 283 x 285 mm. Boxed.

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        Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1-8 (komplett in 7 Bänden).

      . Im Auftrage des Vereins für hamburgische Geschichte. Ausgearbeitet [und begründet] von Hans Schröder. [Fortgeführt von] Friedrich August Cropp ; Carl Rudolph Wilhelm Klose ; Anton Heinrich Kellinghusen. Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1-8 (komplett in 7 Bänden). Perthes-Besser & Mauke. Hamburg 1851-1883. Band 1: Abatz-Dassovius (1851); VIII, 640 S. Band 2: Dassovius-Günther (1854); IV, 640 S. Band 3: Günther-Kleye (1857); XXXIV, 624 S. Band 4: Klincker-Lyser (1866); 2 Bl., 619 S., 1 Bl. Band 5: Maack-Pauli (1879); 2 Bl., 656 S. Band 6: Pauli-Schoff (1873); 2 Bl., 640 S. Band 7 / 8 [in einem Band]: Schoff-Westphalen (1879); 2 Bl., 640 S. / Westphalen-Zylius (1883); 2 Bl., 258 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit (um/nach 1883) mit Rückentitel in Golddruck und Rückenvergoldung sowie verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Zustand: Die Einbände mit leichten Alters- bzw. Lagerspuren (etwas berieben und beschabt). Davon abgesehen von sehr guter Erhaltung, das heißt innen fast wie neu und ungelesen. Sehr seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieses Lexikons; und noch seltener in diesem Erhaltungszustand. Schröders noch heute unverzichtbares hamburgisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon gilt als "Musterarbeit in dieser Branche" (ADB). [SW: Hamburg ; Lexika ; Enzyklopädien ; Biographien].

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        History of the War in the Peninsula

      London: Boone, 1851 - 6 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An exceptionally elegant set in full calf with twin labels, gilt raised bands and charming floral gilt panels. A fine set of this classic history of the war in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History Of The War In The Peninsula and In the South of France, From the Year 1807 To the Year 1814 - a pretty six volume set.

      Thomas & William Boone, London 1851 - New Edition - Revised. Complete in six small octavo volumes (7.75 x 5 inches)Bound in contemporary light half calf with twin red and green morocco labels; marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Complete with 55 plates and plans. Extra postal rate might apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed with the addition of a quote

      New Haven, CT, 1851. unbound. 1 page, 8.25 x 6 inches, removed from an 1851 Yale yearbook, the year he graduated. Written to fellow classmate Marcus Lyon, a staunch unionist and future judge, in small part: "...It has been said that in college we live a life in miniature - the figure is beautiful and in many respects, true. To us who have now nearly finished, the idea of college does begin to take upon itself the air of the unreal. Its many incidents begin to blend and fade. Thus far does it correspond to the great poets' picture of real life - But let the similitude here end - God grant that your life may be active, happy and prosperous. Let's hope that you are satisfied with the past and resigned and prepared for the future..." Note: Riddell graduated Yale University in 1851 and received his medial degree from the University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 1856. He moved to Texas, serving as State Geologist during the last gubernatorial administration of General Sam Houston. All that's left of his surviving papers (1851 - 1857) are housed in Tulane University. Very good(+) condition. Confederate Surgeon who was placed in charge of the prestigious general hospital in Houston, Texas, deemed to have been the best administered medical facility in the entire Confederacy. His theory of operation centered on hygiene, proper sanitary conditions, and after-care, all of which contributed toward a very small mortality rate. Dr. Riddell was assassinated at the age of 44 on the streets of Houston, suspected by his assailant of "undue intimacy with a relative.

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        Two fascinating broadsheets for his travelling zoo

      Germany: circa, 1851. Two broadsheets (400 x 243 mm.; 218 x 380 mm.); a little marked but both very good. Travelling menagerie including an Australian dingo. Two wonderful German broadsheets, advertising a travelling zoo. Among the fascinating animals listed as being exhibited, the Australian dingo makes a rather surprising inclusion. The 1840s and 1850s had witnessed a distinct rise in the popularity of travelling menageries throughout the world; one thinks of the Beaumont-Waller exhibits held in Hyde Park in Sydney in 1847. A staple of such exhibits was a wide variety of animals from the far-flung reaches of the globe, with the exotic and the ferocious equally prized. Although we have not found much recorded about Paul Bernabo (&#39;from Italy&#39; notes one of the broadsheets here), he had clearly learnt the lessons of showmanship, as can be seen from his use of a dramatic woodcut of a snake strangling a tiger. Indeed, it is apparent that Bernabo&#39;s travelling zoo brought an impressive range of wild animals to the German public, with tigers, lions and other wild cats from Africa, an anaconda from Brazil, a sable from Japan, as well as two crocodiles (with a note from Bernabo that they have never been seen before). However, the listing of especial Australian interest is for the "Schakal aus Neu-Holland", which literally translates as the New Holland Jackal and refers, presumably, to the dingo. The sheet with the woodcut is dated 1851; the second is undated but approximately the same age.

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        Cape of Good Hope Journals of Two Visitations in 1848 and 1850

      S.P.C.K., London 1851 - 1st impression of the journals of two visits to the Cape Colony in 1848 and 1850 including an account in the first of a visit to St Helena in 1849. In publisher's original dark plum, blind stamped boards with spine relaid and missing portion of the titles replaced so that the joints are now very good and fully servicable - with some lightening to the spine. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally original endpapers retained and not disturbed; no inscriptions; both maps present with some very limited tape repairs in a couple of places to the first. A scarce volume especially as a 1st edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Cannot Work, and Will Not Work [Four-Volume Set]

      London: Griffin, Bohn, and Company. Hardcover. Very good. First four-volume edition, following the 3-volume edition of 1851. Uniformly bound in original purple cloth stamped in gilt on upper boards and spines. Spines faded as usual, but legible; some chipping, light toning and soiling. Paper cracked over some of the hinges, but all volumes quite sound and clean, complete with all illustrations, maps, and charts (though many are not in the locations indicated in the tables of plates). A very good set of this groundbreaking work of social research. DNB: [Mayhew&#39;s] London Labour and the London Poor...remains a seminal study of London street life in the middle of the century, and...is required reading for anyone interested in the minutest details of Victorian lower-class life, such as what kinds of foods were sold on the streets, how financial transactions with street-sellers were conducted, and how vendors &#39;cried&#39; their wares. Mayhew provided &#39;in embryo at least &hellip; a theory of the specificity of the London economy which in turn made intelligible the economic behaviour of the London poor&#39; (Jones, 263). The study had its origin in a series of eighty-two articles, published from October 1849 through December 1850, entitled &#39;Labour and the poor&#39;, in the Morning Chronicle (Mayhew was its metropolitan correspondent). The series was hugely popular, attracting enthusiastic letters from readers and resulting in the establishment of a special Labour and the Poor Fund." Due tosize, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq.

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. - "A Desirable Item"A Most Valuable and Important Book"Third and Best EditionWith Memoir of Nimrod[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. APPERLEY, C.J. Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Third Edition, With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod by the Author of "Handley Cross" [i.e. Robert S. Surtees]. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. Third edition, the first to contain the Memoir of Nimrod by Surtees and complete with the additional text and plates from the second edition of 1837, third issue (with extra title, title, and plates dated 1851) in 1850 issue binding (with "Ackermann" at spine foot). Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in; 235 x 146 mm). ix, [1], 218, [8, catalog] pp. Extra engraved title with plain aquatint vignette, and eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates including frontispiece, with tissue guards. Publisher's original pictorially gilt cloth with blindstamped border to upper board, vignette blocked in blind to lower. All edges gilt. Westley's of London ticket on rear paste-down. Spine ends expertly strengthened. An excellent copy. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell case."This Third Edition is a desirable item to add to any collection as it is the first to contain the Life of Nimrod. Published at 25s, 'handsomely bound in cloth' (Tooley)"A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing.2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby's Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!.9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell.14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting.17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Stropshire. Tooley 68. Schwerdt 1, p. 39. Abbey, Life, 385 (2d ed.). Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. .by Nimrod. With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod, by the Author of 'Handley Cross'

      London: Rudolf Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street, 1851 - Desirable edition, as it is the first to include The "Brief Memoir of Nimrod, by the Author of 'Handley Cross'"[Surtees] Third edition, third issue, with both engraved and printed titles dated 1851. 8vo. Engraved title page + 18 hand-colored engraved plates by Henry Alken. 218, [8-ads] pp. Original green cloth, with slight wear and rubbing to edges; else fine, bright copy. Yellow booklabel of W & R Holmes, 195, Oxford St. on pastedown. Tooley 68 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AGNES GREY, SELECTIONS and POEMS BY ELLIS BELL.

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz Junior, 1851.A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, A Selection from their Literary Remains and a Preface by Currer Bell.TAUCHNITZ EDITION, 1851. Small 8vo, approximately 155 x 115 mm, 6 x 4½ inches, 2 volumes in 1, pages: First Volume, xx, half - title, title, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, & Preface,1 - 316; Second Volume, half - title, title, 1 - 52, End of Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, [2] Divisonal Title, [53 - 54], [55] - 264, Selections [2] Divisonal Title, [267], 268 - 270, Poems by Ellis Bell [271] 272 - 312, last page blank except for printer's name, bound in full vellum, gilt lettered leather labels to spine, marbled endpapers. Vellum lifting from boards, but still securely attached, uneven pale browning to first few leaves, intermittent pale brown staining to some inner margins of second part, residue of clue on first free endpaper due to removal of label, small leather shield with gilt monogram pasted to top corner of first title page, occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy. A very early edition, published 3 years after the first edition of 1848. See: Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841 - 1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No, 201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        P'ernan Gordez kam Mek'sikoyi arnowile ibrew sharunakut'iwn K'ristap' Kolombosi. Erste und einzige Ausgabe/1st and only edition.

      Wien, Pashtpan S. Astuatsatsni vank'e, 1851.. Titel, 216 S., 1 Bl.. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. 8°. Lithographierter OPappband.. OCLC 35059080; nicht bei Sabin oder Leclerc; nur 1 Exemplar weltweit in öffentlichen Bibliotheken nachweisbar (KVK); kein Exemplar auf einer deutschen Nachkriegsauktion. Geschichte der Eroberung Mexikos durch Hernando Cortes, verfaßt in armenischer Sprache von K. Sipilean (1824-78) und gedruckt in armenischen Typen. Berieben, gebräunt und etwas bestoßen; teils gering braunfleckig; es fehlen 3 Bll. (S. 71/72, 179/180 und 187/188), die als Faksimile beiliegen; vorderer Vorsatz mit dem Trockenstempel des Wiener Antiquariats Gustav Klügel.

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        CATALOGUE of the First Portion ...Extensive & Choice Library removed from Buckinghamshire WITH a Most Interesting Collection...of the Poet Gray WITH A Further Selection... including Reserved Books, Autograph Manuscripts, and Letters, of the Poet Gray

      London: S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson, 1851 (Parts 1-3) - 1854 (Part 4), 1851. 4 parts in 1, pp: (Part 1) 87 (1500 lots); (Part 2) 66 (1165 lots); (Part 3) [ii], 2, 31 (170 lots); (Part 4) 32 (291 lots); Original printed card covers (both front and rear) retained and bound into contemporary brown cloth binding with yellow coated endpapers, gilt-stamped leather spine label reads: "Penn Sale Catalogue - Books and M.S.S. 1851-54," top edge only trimmed. Covers rubbed and slightly bumped, else very clean, sound copy. Hand-drawn red rules throughout (much like a ledger) with prices in ink and with buyer&#39;s names. Northup &#39;Bibliography of Gray&#39; omits the 1854 continuation of the sale. See Munby Sales Catalogues, Vol 2 &#39;Poets and Men of Letters&#39; which reproduces only the items relating to Gray. Exceptional copy. Rare.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar transform&#39;d into a Bath butterfly

      London: Henry Bohn, no date, but, 1851. Handcoloured engraving, 350 x 250 mm.; fine, framed. Sir Joseph Banks emerges from his chrysalis. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain&#39;s scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the engraved text: &#39;Description of the New Bath Butterfly&hellip; taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795. This insect first crawl&#39;d into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic&#39;d and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable&hellip;&#39;. This print was first printed and sold by in 1795. Gillray died in 1815 and his estate was subject to a large sale some twenty years later. Although Nan Kivell (p.17) notes an 1830 impression of The Great South Sea Caterpillar, the majority of the original copper plates came into the possession of London publisher Henry Bohn who made fresh impressions for a collected edition of Gillray&#39;s work sold in 1851. This print is a Bohn impression (indicated by the number engraved in the top right-hand corner) and presumably dates from the 1851 collected edition.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar, transform&#39;d into a Bath Butterfly

      London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1851. Original etching, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted. (Two caricatures verso). From among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain&#39;s scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the letterpress: &#39;Description of the New Bath Butterfly&hellip; taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795 (on publication of the first issue). This insect first crawl&#39;d into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic&#39;d and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable&hellip;&#39;. First issued in 1795 and re-issued in this form in 1851, this etching is from Henry Bohn&#39;s folio of Gillray&#39;s etchings.

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        Two fascinating broadsheets for his travelling zoo

      circa, Germany 1851 - Two broadsheets (400 x 243 mm.; 218 x 380 mm.); a little marked but both very good. Travelling menagerie including an Australian dingo. Two wonderful German broadsheets, advertising a travelling zoo. Among the fascinating animals listed as being exhibited, the Australian dingo makes a rather surprising inclusion. The 1840s and 1850s had witnessed a distinct rise in the popularity of travelling menageries throughout the world; one thinks of the Beaumont-Waller exhibits held in Hyde Park in Sydney in 1847. A staple of such exhibits was a wide variety of animals from the far-flung reaches of the globe, with the exotic and the ferocious equally prized. Although we have not found much recorded about Paul Bernabo ('from Italy' notes one of the broadsheets here), he had clearly learnt the lessons of showmanship, as can be seen from his use of a dramatic woodcut of a snake strangling a tiger. Indeed, it is apparent that Bernabo's travelling zoo brought an impressive range of wild animals to the German public, with tigers, lions and other wild cats from Africa, an anaconda from Brazil, a sable from Japan, as well as two crocodiles (with a note from Bernabo that they have never been seen before). However, the listing of especial Australian interest is for the "Schakal aus Neu-Holland", which literally translates as the New Holland Jackal and refers, presumably, to the dingo. The sheet with the woodcut is dated 1851; the second is undated but approximately the same age.

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        Tagebuch einer Landreise in Australien von Moreton-Bay nach Port Essington während der Jahre 1844 und 1845... Aus dem Englischen von Ernst A. Zuchold

      Halle: Druck u.Verlag /H.W. Schmidt, 1851. Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, but a very good copy in (?original) patterned maroon cloth sides, later neat cloth spine. The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt&#39;s expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave many lectures, not only on his scientific findings but also in praise of the excellent economic potential of the country through which he had passed. The preface here is by the translator Ernst Zuchold. Ferguson, who records the Mitchell and National Library copies as well as his own, notes a 32-page publisher&#39;s catalogue which is not present here.

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        Tagebuch einer Landreise in Australien von Moreton-Bay nach Port Essington während der Jahre 1844 und 1845? Aus dem Englischen von Ernst A. Zuchold

      Druck u.Verlag /H.W. Schmidt, Halle 1851 - Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, but a very good copy in (?original) patterned maroon cloth sides, later neat cloth spine. The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave many lectures, not only on his scientific findings but also in praise of the excellent economic potential of the country through which he had passed. The preface here is by the translator Ernst Zuchold. Ferguson, who records the Mitchell and National Library copies as well as his own, notes a 32-page publisher's catalogue which is not present here. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        James's Traveler's Companion. Being a Complete Guide Through the Western States, to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, via the Great Lakes, Rivers Canals, Etc.

      Cincinnati: By J. A. & U. P. James, 1851. - 8vo., (6 1/8 x 4 1/8). Folding frontispiece "Map of the Mississippi River," 2 copies present (slightly toned), folding "Map of the Ohio River" (separating along fold), 2 full-page maps, one in-text map (one or two spots), 6 in-text illustrations. Original publisher's brown cloth, the front cover and spine decorated and lettered in gilt, rear cover stamped in blind (extremities worn with loss). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of William McNeice to front free endpaper. First edition. "We have endeavored to make a book that will merit reading; and be what its name indicates, a pleasing companion for the traveler; - a book that will not only give him the name and location of places along the principal thoroughfares, but will abound with incidents of a noel and entertaining character, which he will wish to remember, and delight to read. Besides, the character of the soil, resources, present and future prospects, together with the past history of most places in the Mississippi Valley, and along the Gulf and Lake shores, pass in review before the reader. All of the principal routes in the West, South, and North, together with those leading from thence to the East, are fully and correctly given" (from the Preface). This copy mistakenly includes two copies of the map of the Mississippi River. One of the rarer mid-19th century travel guides. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS67. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eight maps from the survey to create a trade route across the Tehuantepec Isthmus.] Plan of that part of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Jaltepec River and the Pacific Plains; Embracing all of the Engineering difficulties. [&] Chart of the Entrance and Channel of the Boca-Barra. [&] Mouth of the Coatzacoalcos River. [&] Map of the Coatzacoalcos River. [&] Map of the River Uspanapa. [&] Sketch of the Mouth of the Coatzacoalcos River. [&] Charts of the Ports of Laventosa & Salina Cruz. [&] Map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec embracing all Surveys of the Engineering & Hydrographic Parties and Shewing the Proposed route of the Tehuantepec Rail Road.

      1851 - New York & New Orleans: the Tehuantepec Rail Road Company, 1847-1851. Eight engraved & lithographic maps, dissected and laid on linen, with the labels of French mapseller Andriveau-Goujon, with cloth gilt slipcase. Some spotting, some old manuscript. A series of maps of Mexico created during an attempt to create a trade route by canal and railroad across the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec, linking the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, half a century before the Panama Canal. The rights to build a canal of railroad here were sold by Mexican President Santa Anna, and passed through the hands of a British bank before becoming the property of Peter A. Hargous and the Tehuantepec Rail Road Company of New Orleans in 1849. After funding surveys and buying land, the project failed because of disagreements between the Mexican and U.S. governments. Hargous sold his stock, reporting losses of $5 million. The government of Panama proved to be more amenable to American companies.

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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries.

      London, David Bogue, 1851.With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age - browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 2pp., on personalized stationery, "Greenfield" Manor Road, Sidmouth, S. Devon, England, February 15, 1937.

      - Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was a physicist involved in the development of wireless telegraphy. He is credited with coining the term, "coherer." He was also a socialist and member of the Fabian Society, co-authoring "Public Service versus Private Expenditure" with Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Ball. He writes in response to a request to write his biography. "Dear Madam, In reply to your kind letter of 14th asking to write a biography of me - I expect you are not aware that - in 1934 I published through Marshall Morgan & Co. of 11/12 Paternoster Building, London, my book Memories of a Scientific Life - price 5 (pounds) - in which I gave the full story of my career. and Sir Oliver Lodge wrote a Foreword to it. As this book has not yet sold out its first Edition I should not like to do anything to hinder its sale by the publication of another biography yet a while. It would hardly be fair to the publishers who have perhaps not yet recovered their outlay on it. In any event I could hardly give any more information about myself than is contained in these memories. I would suggest your obtaining a copy of it for reference." He signs,in full, "Ambrose Fleming," and adds in a post script, "P.S. Perhaps some serial could be written without injury to the 'Memories.'" [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      [Charleston, South Carolina}, 1851. 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&#39;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&#39;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.. Broadside. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        sefer GAL EVANIM kilel hamatzevot liket vekhiber otna Aaron Luzzatto ba'ir Triesti

      Trieste 1851 - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Harper&#39;s New Monthly Magazine Volume III June to November 1851 [Moby-Dick, The Town-Ho&#39;s Story]

      Harper and Brothers, 1851. First Edition. 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&#39;s Ho" by Herman Melville, which would later become Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. This magazine therefore 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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        Autograph letter signed to James Gibson regarding the Homebush race meeting

      Government House, Sydney: 12 May, 1851. Manuscript letter, 230 x 180 mm., laid paper folded to form four pages, excellent condition. "Busy preparing for the Homebush meeting" Original letter concerning a race meeting at Homebush in 1851. Fitzroy thanks James Gibson, head agent for the Van Diemen&#39;s Land company, for sending four deer from Tasmania, and goes on to discuss the imminent race: &#39;we are busy preparing for the Homebush meeting which it is expected will eclipse those of former years.&#39; The letter dates from the earliest phase of racing at Homebush, at a time when George FitzRoy served as secretary to his father Governor-General Sir Charles FitzRoy (former Governor of New Zealand and commander of the Beagle expedition). Horseracing was enjoyed from the earliest days of the colony: the First Fleet had collected horses at Cape Town and the first thoroughbreds arrived from Britain in 1802. Hyde Park was the site of our first race ground, followed by Bellevue Hill and Camperdown. Some years later, in March 1841, the first Homebush races attracted a staggering 9000 of the city&#39;s 45,000 inhabitants. The Australian Jockey Club, which had been formalised in 1842 and continued to hold race meetings at Homebush and Randwick, attracted the best and brightest in the colony, including army officers, entrepreneurs and aristocrats such as the Fitzroys. By the mid-nineteenth century Australian bloodlines had been refined with expensive imported Arabians, many from India, and owning a champion became a sure path to social prestige in the flourishing colony.

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        A Tahitian and English Dictionary , with Introductory Remarks on the Polynesian Language, and a Short Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect: with an Appendix containing a list of Foreign Words used in the Tahitian Bible, in Commerce, etc., witk (sic) the sources from whence they have been derived

      Tahiti: Printed at the London Missionary Society&#39;s press, 1851. Octavo, a very attractive copy in fine clean condition, in a contemporary binding of marbled sheep, flat spine decorated in gilt, red leather label. The first Tahitian-English dictionary. First edition: a beautifully produced book, printed by the missionaries in Tahiti. The first complete dictionary of the Tahitian language, this was the first such book of its kind to be printed in Tahiti, and was only the third dictionary printed in the Pacific (preceded only by Andrews, Hawaiian Vocabulary, printed at Lahaina in 1836; and a Tongan dictionary of 1841). The first attempt at a Tahitian vocabulary by Guillaume de Humboldt had appeared in Berlin in 1843, appended to a larger work on the languages of the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti by Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann. The compiler, John Davies (1772-1855), was a pioneer missionary in the Pacific; he had compiled a short grammar of Tahitian which was printed on the mission&#39;s press in 1823. His grammar also appears here, revised and printed for only the second time as part of this larger work. The important dictionary was the result of the collective work of the first missionaries sent to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society, edited by Davies, with considerable input from his colleague missionary Orsmond. The dictionary contains over 10,000 words, many of which have since fallen out of use.

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        Nuova California (Stati Uniti dell'America Settentrionale).

      1851 - Naples, 1851. Original colour. Printed area 430 x 590mm. A scarce and unusual map of the Southwestern United States surrounded by copious text in Italian giving details about the countryside, its products and inhabitants. With an inset of Monterey and San Francisco Bay. In this map Marzolla has updated Hypolite Ferry's map of 1850 by including extensive notes throughout. This map gives details of the situation of local tribes, the caravan routes, gold regions and a French colony is shown north of the Umqua River.

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        Atlas der Geburtskunde mit Einschluss der Lehre von den übrigen Fortpflanzungsvorgängen im weiblichen Organismus. I. Abtheilung. Physiologie und Diätetik (alles was erschienen).

      Erlangen, F. Enke, 1851.. Folio. 11 S. Mit 19 lithographierten Tafeln. Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Nicht bei Garrison-M. und Waller. - Der komplette Tafelteil zum unvollendet gebliebenen Hauptwerk. Kiwisch von Rotterau (1814-1852) "der Schöpfer der modernen deutschen Gynäkologie und hervorragendste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe. Seine Geburtskunde ... muss geradezu als ein epochemachendes Werk bezeichnet werden ... Während die anderen gleichzeitig erschienenen Werke noch immer den Stand der Wissenschaft im 18. Jahrhundert widerspiegeln, ist das Kiwische ein vollkommen modernes, welches noch immer die Basis aller, seitdem erschienenen Hand- und Lehrbücher bildet" (Hirsch-H. III, 543). - Text und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig. Mit durchgehendem, schwachem Wasserrand. Am Rand mit Knickfalten. Einbandkanten leicht beschabt. Besitzvermerk "Dr. A. Rosenberger" auf dem Vorsatzblatt.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar transform'd into a Bath butterfly

      Henry Bohn, no date, but, London 1851 - Handcoloured engraving, 350 x 250 mm.; fine, framed. Sir Joseph Banks emerges from his chrysalis. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain's scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the engraved text: 'Description of the New Bath Butterfly? taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795. This insect first crawl'd into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic'd and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable?'. This print was first printed and sold by in 1795. Gillray died in 1815 and his estate was subject to a large sale some twenty years later. Although Nan Kivell (p.17) notes an 1830 impression of The Great South Sea Caterpillar, the majority of the original copper plates came into the possession of London publisher Henry Bohn who made fresh impressions for a collected edition of Gillray's work sold in 1851. This print is a Bohn impression (indicated by the number engraved in the top right-hand corner) and presumably dates from the 1851 collected edition.

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        The Great South Sea Caterpillar, transform'd into a Bath Butterfly

      J. Gillray, n.d., London 1851 - Original etching, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted. (Two caricatures verso). From among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day strengthened his position as the great statesman of science, recognised by the king with the award of the Order of the Bath for increasing Britain's scientific, imperial and commercial reputation. But as social conditions in Britain were harsh, every opportunity was taken by the leading cartoonists to attack the monarchy and the people seen to be celebrated as their appointed heroes. In this light, the award to Banks attracted easy criticism, only exacerbated by the change that the award represented to the nature of the Order: although inaugurated by George I, for most of the eighteenth century it had been awarded chiefly for political, military or diplomatic appointments. Only towards the end of the century did it come to be more broadly given, with Banks one of the earliest to be so endowed. Gillray was certainly unimpressed, describing the great man with mock scientific rigour in the letterpress: 'Description of the New Bath Butterfly? taken from the Philosophical Transactions for 1795 (on publication of the first issue). This insect first crawl'd into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea and being afterwards placed in a warm situation, by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the Sun into its present form - it is notic'd and Valued Solely on account of the beautiful Red which encircles its Body, & the Shining Spot on its Breast; a Distinction which never fails to render Caterpillars valuable?'. First issued in 1795 and re-issued in this form in 1851, this etching is from Henry Bohn's folio of Gillray's etchings.

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        The exposition of 1851... Second edition with additions. Presentation inscription on half-title

      London: John Murray, 1851. <p>Babbage, Charles. The exposition of 1851; or, views of the industry, the science, and the government, of England. London: John Murray, 1851. Diced calf ca. 1851, gilt spine, skillfully rebacked, retaining original spine. First and last leaves lightly foxed, but otherwise a fine, clean copy. xvi, 289 [1]pp. (lacks publisher&#39;s adverts.). 214 x 136 mm. Provenance: Inscribed on the half-title in Babbage&#39;s hand: "M. C. Plowden Esqre. M. P. from the Author." Babbage presented this copy to a member of parliament, possibly with the hope of influencing government policy toward funding his calculating engines.</p>

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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 tails 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 - browningh to some gatherings in Volume V. A very good tight clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Die Zahnheilkunde nach ihrem neuesten Standpunkte. Ein Lehrbuch für Zahnärzte und Aerzte

      Erlangen, Palm u. Enke 1851.. gr.-8°. 482 S., 6 lithogr. Taf., 1 Bl. (Druckfehlerverz.). Ln. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. u. Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln. Sehr guter Zustand. EA. Hirsch-H. III, 792 - Joseph Linderer (1809-1878), Sohn Jacob Callman Linderers, der als Pionier des Zahnersatzes gilt. Sein Sohn Joseph hat das wissenschaftliche Werk seines Vaters fortgesetzt und weiter ausgebaut. Im vorl. Werk wird u. a. der Gegenstand der Kieferorthopädie und Orthodontie behandelt.

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, 1851.Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions 1852, Twenty - ninth Series. LACKS TITLE PAGE. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF FIRST PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: title page, 137 - 159, [1 - blank], engraved plate at end, bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty with some pale browning to lower wrapper, margins of engraved plate stained, light foxing to plate, last blank page has pale age - browning, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence, letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Proceedings of the Woman&#39;s Rights Convention, Held at Worcester, October 23d & 24th, 1850

      Boston: Prentiss & Sawyer, 1851. Boston: Prentiss & Sawyer. 1851. First Edition. 8vo; 84pp; original yellowish-green wrappers, printed in black, spine mostly flaked away but sewing holding, wrapper starting to split at front join with 1/2" closed tear at center, lower corner of wrapper chipped about 1/2 inch, several successive pages chipped and ruffled at corner, tiny bit of ruffling to corner tips at top wrappers a bit soiled and text a bit yellowed, ownership inscription on the front cover, "Editor of the Boston Transcript / 76 Congress Street." This the finest copy we have seen of this scarce pamphlet documenting the first convention ever held on the subject of women&#39;s rights and the only one in the original wrappers. & Two years after the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention (the first women&#39;s rights convention in history) Lucy Stone called for a national convention on woman&#39;s rights, the first such national convention. Women and men from nine states attended the two-day meeting in Worcester, including Susan B. Anthony, Antoinette Brown (later Blackwell), Sojourner Truth, and Lucretia Mott. Paulina W. Davis was elected President; William H. Channing and Sarah Tyndale were elected Vice Presidents; and Hannah M. Darlington and Joseph Hathaway were elected Secretaries. A list of participants was printed and included such figures as Frederick Douglass, Olive Hastings, Abby Foster, W.H. Channing, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, among others.& The Proceedings contain a clear record of the first attempt to organize the suffrage movement on national level. What committees were formed, what resolutions were passed, who spoke (with reprints of the major speeches), and the fact that contributions in the amount of were collected, are all recorded. Paulina Davis presided at this extraordinary event, and opened her keynote address with the following call to revolution, "The reformation we propose in its utmost scope is radical and universal. It is not the mere perfecting of a reform already in motion...it is an epochal movement - the emancipation of a class, the redemption of half the world..."& "The Boston Transcript" was started in 1830 by the Dutton family but largely shaped by the first editor, Lynde M. Walter, a Harvard graduate. His influenced the "Transcript" with a cultural slant and a liberal approach to social issues. Upon his death in 1842, he was succeeded as editor by his sister, Cornelia (1813-1898). Cornelia Walter, editor from 1842-1847, is considered the first female editor of a major American newspaper. She moved the "Transcript" considerably to the right. She was opposed to woman suffrage and in covering the burning of Philadelphia Hall the day after members of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society spoke, the "Transcript" blamed the Boston women for daring to speak! In1848 she retired and Epes Sargent became editor. From the same family as John Singer Sargent, he had a considerable literary reputation as a poet and dramatist, and he moved the paper to a more cultural bent and a more liberal one as well. That Mr. Sargent kept or purchased this account meant it was considered by the news media of the day. WOMEN&#39;S HISTORY, pp. 311-312. TIMELINES OF AMERICAN WOMEN&#39;S HISTORY, p. 22. Flexner & Fitzpatrick, CENTURY OF STRUGGLE, pp. 73-95. Krichmar, 1944. Chamberlin, Joseph. THE BOSTON TRANSCIPT. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9734.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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