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        A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law, in Relation to Mines, And

      1851. "Light Reading for the Gold Hunter on His Voyage Around the Horn" Rockwell, John A(rnold) [1803-1861]. A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law, in Relation to Mines, and Titles to Real Estate, in Force in California, Texas and New Mexico; and in the Territories Acquired under the Louisiana and Florida Treaties, When Annexed to the United States. Containing a Translation of the Mining Ordinances of New Spain-Gamboa's Mining Ordinances-The Laws in Relation to Mines of Gold, Silver and Quicksilver, Contained in the "Novisima Recopilacion," and the "Recopilacion de las Indias," and in the Decrees of the Cortes of Spain and of Ferdinand VII, Also of the Laws and Decrees of Mexico, on the Subject of Mines, Colonization, and the Right of Foreigners to Hold Real Estate. Also, Extracts from Public Documents, and from the Laws of California, in Relation to Mines and Mineral Lands: Together With a Digest of the Common Law, on the Subject of Mines and Mining. Volume I (all published). New York: John S. Voorhies, 1851. [i-iii] iv-xix [1, blank], [2], [7] 8-663 [1, blank] pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning, occasional light foxing, discoloration to a few leaves. Contemporary annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce and important title. * Only edition. Sabin remarked humorously that this was "light reading for the Gold Hunter on his voyage around the Horn." Rockwell's Compilation addressed the needs of miners and other individuals who needed to reconcile Mexican land titles with the new U.S. laws that went into effect in the territory acquired by the United States in the recently concluded Mexican-American War (1846-48). An impressive achievement and a notable contribution to comparative law, it discusses Mexican mining and real estate laws, and their Spanish colonial antecedents, and offers comparisons to the common law of mines and mining. Also included are treaties and other general documents, such as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Mexican colonization laws from 1823 to 1846, and a vocabulary of Spanish words. Recognized as an authority at the time of its publication, it remained a standard work for decades and is even cited today. Arnold, a lawyer, judge and p

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        The Holy Bible;

      London - Messrs. Seeley, Hatchard and Co, and Nisbet and Co., 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly-bound copy of Thomas Scott's publication of the Holy Bible. A new edition, with the author's last corrections and improvements. Volume I: Genesis to JudgesVolume II: Ruth to EstherVolume III: Job to Solomon's SongVolume IV: Isaiah to MalachiVolume V: Matthew to ActsVolume VI: Romans to RevelationIllustrated throughout withseventy-nine illustrative maps and engravings (collated, five plates missing). The Rev. Thomas Scott (17471821) was an influential preacher and author who is principally known for his best-selling work A Commentary On The Whole Bible and The Force of Truth, and as one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society. Scott's Commentary On The Whole Bible originally appeared in 174 weekly numbers starting in January 1788, and went into multiple editions. It was very successful but the author failed to profit from its success having sold the copyright. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally, smart, with just a few marks and slight rubbing to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional blindstamping to front endpapers. Ink inscriptions to front endpaper of volume I. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Month. A View of Passing Subjects and Manners, Home and Foreign, Social and General

      The Office of "The Month" - 1851. () Very good. 480pp. 16mo. Red leather three quarter binding. Boards are worn and rubbed. Gilt lettering and rule on spine. Spine leather is affixed atop a smoother red leather (the title on spine and corners are possibly reminants of the original wrappers). Two book plates affixed to front paste down. Some staining to endpapers. 6 engraved frontispieces (one at the start of each part) as well as many other illustrations. Foxing to first 11 pages including frontis as well as some scattered through out (as well as on the other 5 frontispieces as is common). A nice copy. 6 original parts as issued, July-December 1851. A classic Victoria periodical with interesting illustrations, stories and musical scores relating to many different areas of interest at the time. The book was previously owned by Sir J. Whittaker Ellis, a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom (as is explained on one of the bookplates) Illustrations by John Leech. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ALHAMBRA

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1851. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Occasional light foxing, but a generally clean, handsome copy, Near Fine. The slipcase is complete but for the piece that stretched across the open end which had a clasp of some sort to lock into the metal section still remaining on the slipcase. Felix O. C. Darley. Publisher's full gray morocco leather elaborately decorated in gilt on the covers and spine, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Revised Edition illustrated with full- and part-page drawings by Felix O. C. Darley "engraved by the most eminent artists." This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on a front blank: "To/Miss Mary Mulhollan/from her friend/Washington Irving/Sunnyside Dec. 25th 1856." A scarce inscribed book, on Christmas Day nonetheless, from one of the writers most responsible for how Christmas is perceived and celebrated in America. In his 1812 revision to A HISTORY OF NEW YORK, for example, Irving included a dream sequence featuring St. Nick soaring over treetops in a flying wagon—a creation others would later dress up as Santa Claus. THE ALHAMBRA consists of essays and short fiction pieces based on his experiences living in the historic Alhambra Palace in Granada and his travels in Spain. Housed in the scarce original morocco slipcase.& Washington Irving was America's first genuine internationally best-selling author and the first American to earn his living from his writing alone.

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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?

      Small 8vo (6" x 4"), black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, a few text illustrations plus two folding maps, 224 pp. Binding a little worn at spine and extremities, but still reasonably tight, gilt lettering a little faded, contents are somewhat aged and browned, with a occasional foxing, folding maps while a little fragile are in really nice shape. Overall about very good. Scarce western travel guide published in 1851. As it indicates in the preface this work was published at a time that the "west is just beginning to develop its resources." The work includes two folding maps. The first is a map of the Mississippi River, and the other presents maps of the Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers. There is also a smaller text map of the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of the text is directed at routes and towns along major rivers. The last ten pages provide information of the different railroads in America's emerging railroad system.

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        "The works of John Milton, in verse and prose / printed from the original editions, with a life of the author by the Rev. John Mitford"

      London : William Pickering, 1851. 1st Edition in this form. "Physical description: 8 v. : ill., fold. facsim., fold. geneal. tab., port. ; 23 cm. Contents: Poetical works, v. 1-2; Prose works, v. 3-8. ""The Life is formed on that which appeared by the same writer in the Aldine edition of the Poetical works of Milton, 1831, with some additions and alterations."" Subjects: Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- English literature - 17th century. Notes: Decorative title pages in red and black. " "Very good copies bound in navy cloth. Title-printed spine labels, somewhat worn. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some minor surface staining to boards on some volumes. Previous owner's signature to the ffep of each volume. Scattered foxing, mainly to the prelim. and terminal leaves of each volume "

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        The works of John Milton, in verse and prose / printed from the original editions, with a life of the author by the Rev. John Mitford

      London : William Pickering 1851 - Physical description: 8 v. : ill., fold. facsim., fold. geneal. tab., port. ; 23 cm. Contents: Poetical works, v. 1-2; Prose works, v. 3-8. "The Life is formed on that which appeared by the same writer in the Aldine edition of the Poetical works of Milton, 1831, with some additions and alterations." Subjects: Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- English literature - 17th century. Notes: Decorative title pages in red and black. Very good copies bound in navy cloth. Title-printed spine labels, somewhat worn. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some minor surface staining to boards on some volumes. Previous owner's signature to the ffep of each volume. Scattered foxing, mainly to the prelim. and terminal leaves of each volume 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Danmarks Fugle. Ornithologia Danica. 2 bd.

      Kjøbenhavn, forfatterens forlag, 1851+ 1854. Udg.1851: "Danmarks Fugle i 304 afbildninger af de gamle Hanner". LV kolorerede plancher - ialt 61 håndkolorerede plancher. Nyere indbinding. Stort format. Udg. 1854: "Danmarks fugle i 252 Afbildninger af de dragtskiftende gamle Hanner, samt de fra Hannerne væsentligt afvigende Hunner og unge Fugle". IIIV håndkolorerede plancher - i alt 35 plancher. Nyere indbinding. Stort format.. Den gamle ryg delvis bevaret på begge bind ved restaurering. Siderne velholdte og uden rifter. Her og der dog lidt brune pletter. Mellemlægspapiret bevaret for størstedelen af plancherne. Dedikation fra Kjærbølling i 1851-udgaven: Deres Excellence/ Herre Geheimeconferentsraad etc./ Collin / allerærbødigst og taknemmeligt/ Niels Kjærbølling. Niels Kjærbølling, 1806-1871, dansk ornitologisk forfatter. Han var læreruddannet og passede fra 1848 Christian 8.s fuglesamling på Amalienborg. I 1856 afsluttede han sit subskriptionsværk Danmarks Fugle, den første samlede skildring, i 104 håndkolorerede tavler og med separat tekstbind. Nærværende kun udgaverne 1851 og 1854 - i alt 61 + 35 plancher. 1854 og 1856 udgaverne blev udgivet som supplementsbind og tavlerne er benævnt således. Værket blev genudgivet 1875-79 under titlen Skandinaviens fugle og 1979 i faksimile. Udgaven 1851 er en gave til konferensråd Jonas Collin, ved hvis hjælp det var lykkedes Kjærbølling at opnå en betydelig kongelig understøttelse til udgivelsen af det store værk. - det var hans søn, Jonas Collin der forestod de senere tryk af Kjærbøllings værk. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Laws of the State of California [and Code Amendments, 1851-1995].

      1851 - [California]. Laws of the State of California [and Code Amendments]. Various printers, 1851, 1854-55, 1857-1908, 1910 to 1945(2d through 56th session) in 60 books. Sessions 1947 to 1949, 1951 to 1969, 1970 V.2 to 1995 in 125 books. Together 185 books. 1852-1915 volumes: Contemporary law calf, red and black lettering pieces to spines. Worn, boards detached from several volumes, some spines mended with tape, backstrips lacking from a few volumes; 1851, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1889 and 1917-1995 volumes: Buckram with red and black lettering pieces, light to moderate shelfwear and soiling. Occasional brief annotations to early volumes, interior otherwise clean. Ex-law office library of Heller, Ehrman, LLP. Stamps to edges and preliminaries. Several early volumes (to 1915) have owner signature of Emanuel S. Heller, many spines have his owner label, a few have owner markings of Sidney M. Ehrman, annotations to pre-1905 volumes are in Heller's hand. * A set of California session laws as issued but lacking volumes for sessions 1849, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1856, 1909 and 1950. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCINDE; OR, THE UNHAPPY VALLEY [TWO VOLUMES]

      Richard Bentley 1851 Very light foxing to first few pages vol. 1; This is Burtons' first book written while on active duty in modern-day India and Pakistan. Rebound in blue leather boards with gilt spine lettering and three raised bands. Marbled endpapers. ; 12mo; 297, 309 pages

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        Isla de Cuba. 1ª hoja. Medias hojas estremas Oriental y Occidental. Diccionario Geográfico Estadístico Historico. Atlas de España y sus Posesiones de Ultramar.

      Madrid 1851 - 1ª ed. 111x84. Amplia mapa con los contornos coloreados, impreso por hojas de 20x24, montadas en tela. En estuche editorial entelado. Amplio mapa desplegable, con los extremos de Cuba, que incluye mapas y planos de la Baía de Jagua, Matanzas, los puertos de Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, la Habana, Cárdenas, San Salvador del Bayamo, Baracoa, los contornos de Matanzas y de Sagua la Grande, , los puertos de Manatí, del Padre, Naranjo, Levisa y Cabónico, Banes, Cevollas, Tánamo, Cabañas, Mariel, Nuevas Grandes, Bariai, etc., las bahías de las Nuevitas del Príncipe, Nipe, Guantánamo, etc., las islas de Inagua, parte de Haití, Crooked y Atkins Island , Cayo Largo, (Bahamas), etc. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        History of the War in Afghanistan from the Unpublished Letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers Employed in Afghanistan Throughout the Entire Period of British Connexion with That Country [2 Vols.]

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Bound in half leather with original ribbed, gilt and blind ruled spine with gilt title 'Kaye's Afghanistan' to leather label, marbled paper to boards. Red speckle to edges. Ex-libris embossed on front free endpaper both volumes. Spines a little rubbed and scuffed otherwise a very nice set. . First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        HISTORY OF THE WARS IN AFGHANISTAN (FIRST EDITION, COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continues: "...From the unpublished letters and journals of political and military officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire period of British connexion with that country." The 2-volume first edition. Volume I: xii, 660pp. Volume II: vi, 690pp. Both volumes bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and endpapers, 5 raised bands to spine, gilt dec.and titles. Page block marbled 3 edges. Minor wear to extremes of corners, name of a previous owner discretely to title page of each volume, lspine labels slightly chipped at edges, otherwise a very nice copy..

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        MUSTERBUCH

      (Böhmen ?) 1851.. 2°. (51 x 17, 5 cm.). Ln. d. Zt. m. Rücken- u. Deckelschildchen. Einbd. berieb. Innen in sehr gutem Zustand. Textilmusterbuch mit ca. 2900 verschiedenen Seiden-Stoffmustern.

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        Colton's Township Map of the State of Ohio

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1851. "Drawn by George W. Colton Engraved by J. M. Atwood." Full period color, 24 x 28 inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper right. Large vignette of the Ohio state capitol. First edition of an early, handsome, large-scale state map by Colton & Company. Later editions appeared with the title, Colton's Railroad and Township Map. Not in Rumsey. Karrow 2, 1907

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott: 6 Volumes of 10

      Robert Cadell 1851 - 1851. No dust jacket. Six brown cloth hardbacks with gilt lettering to the spines. Volumes 1, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 only. The pages of all six volumes are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout. The boards of all the books are mildly tanned along the spines with bumped corners and general rubbing. There is a small cut at the top of the spine of volume one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Daniel Webster in Six Volumes

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First Collected Edition. Leather. Near Fine. First collected edition. One of the Subscriber Copies and SIGNED by Webster. Six volumes in uniform brown leather bindings. Bright gilt lettering. One of the great American statesman and orators of his generation or any other. Near fine condition. Signed by Author

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      1851 - WEBSTER, Daniel. THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER. Volume I. (- VI.) Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First edition. A 'Subscriber's Copy,' it is signed by Webster on a tipped-in leaf in Vol. 1. Frontis. portraits in Vols. 1 & 2. Six octavo volumes. Publisher's binding of brown cloth, gilt title at spine, blocked in blind on sides, pale yellow endpapers. There is a bit of faint dampstaining to a couple of volumes and nicks and chips to the crowns of the spines. Webster (1782-1852), a lawyer, politician, and renowned orator, posssessed more knowledge of American financial and constitutional subjects than any other statesman of his day. Specific topics examined in this set are: Currency; Banking; the Bank of the United States; Tariff; Sub-Treasury system; the Deposit question; Surplus revenue; Bankruptcy question; Public lands; Nature of the Constitution; Powers of the President; Slavery; and Foreign relations. (Larned 1979).

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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. 1851.. Two volumes. 342; 334pp. plus leaf of advertisements. Modern half sheep and paper boards, maroon gilt morocco labels. Internally clean. Very good. Like so many Englishmen of his era, Kelly took a dim view of the civilization in the United States. Nonetheless, his narrative is a rich and detailed account of his journey overland to the gold fields in 1849, and his subsequent account of life in California has been called "lively and interesting." The first volume is devoted to the author's trip from Liverpool to New York and overland to California. WAGNER-CAMP 200:1. COWAN, p.235. MATTES 515. MINTZ 269. ROCQ 15895. FLAKE 4569. GRAFF 2298. HOWES K68, "aa." STREETER SALE 2670. KURUTZ 370a. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 115. EBERSTADT 115:1036. HOWELL 50:563. VAIL, GOLD FEVER, p.19. SABIN 37321.

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        The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Boston: Ticknor, Reeds and Fields, 1851. First Edition, First Printing according to the Bibliography of American Literature (BAL), early issue with corrected errors and type not battered on page 50 or 278. Publisher's ads at front dated March, 1851. Publisher's catalog is in BAL state A, with "Poems of" as opposed to "Poems of Many" on the last line of the third page of the catalog. In Good condition. Light dampstaining to bottom corners of some pages toward beginning and end. Occasional light foxing. Damage to 44, staining to page 44 and 45. Former owner name on rear end paper in light pencil. Exterior shows bumped corners, wear along edges of spine, splits starting, small tear at head of spine. Slight rubbing to boards. Binding is fairly sturdy.

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        The House of the Seven Gables

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851 First edition. Finely bound in crushed brown Morocco, with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, gilt turn-ins, brown marbled end papers. With only a hint of spotting throughout, a fine copy with otherwise clean pages. The House of Seven Gables is a Gothic novel, inspired by Hawthorne's cousins' house with seven gables in Salem, Massachusetts. The work was also inspired by the Salem witch trials and features an archetypal New England family.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Sentiments And Similes Of William Shakespeare : A classified selection of similes, definitions, descriptions, and other remarkable passages in the plays and poems of Shakespeare. By Henry Noel Humphreys

      London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851. 0. First edition. A very good papier mache binding of this scarce title. 8" x 6" x 1.25". [6pp.]/pp.100 . Heavy black papier mache boards with pierced latice work design and bevelled edges (just a couple of small repairs). Front board with a central brown medallion of Shakespeare, the rear with a similar medalion of the initials W.S. The spine has been rebacked in black leather. All page edges are bright gilt. Original yellow endpapers (lightly soiled). Small pink booksellers label to verso of front board: "Deighton, Bookseller, Worcester." Inner hinges carefully strengthened. Title page lacks the top 4cm which have been neatly removed along the top edge (not affecting text). I presume a previous owners details were neatly removed. Light soiling to title, and other pages. However, the gold & black text is still bright. Illustrated with one chromlithographic plate in bright colours and a small portrait of Shakespeare. A very good copy of this scarce work. ** Mclean, Design, p.108 & 110, "the single coloured plate ... is in fact very fine". *** "... this was one the first of the so-called `papier mache' bindings, contrived to look like carved ebony. The result was splendidly gothic and impressive." 'Noel Humphreys' designs are in fact very interesting and deserve study. They are very warm and natural, in comparison with the more inellectual abstractions of Owen Jones. Noel Humphreys has captured some of the medieval Flemish illuminators' spirit but has added to it an inventiveness and artistry of his own, based on an artist's feeling for the strange intricacies of flower and leaf, backed by a naturalist's knowledge.' - McLean, Victorian Book Design **** Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-1879), was a British illustrator, naturalist,entomologist , and numismatist. Humphreys, who studied medieval manuscripts in Italy as a young man, became an accomplished scholar in numerous subjects. In addition to his entomological texts, Humphreys wrote works on ancient Greek and Roman coins , archaeology, and the art of writing and printing." .

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        SHAKESPEARE - IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS. - A HIGH RELIEF EMBOSSED ELECTROPLATE PLAQUE pierced in the corners for mounting on a copy of Shakespeare or an album.

      No date circa 1851 - 11x8 inches. A highly burnished relief embossed copper based plaque depicting the two Shakespearian lovers arm in arm, in sixteenth century courtly dress, wandering along a flower edged path, the whole bordered with a vine and pairs of birds in the top two corners. The process of electroplating began in the 1840's and became increasingly popular with the Great Exhibition of 1851, it gradually took over the earlier Sheffield silver plate. Early examples, as here shown, used a copper base which was later replaced with nickel. This plaque was clearly intended, and may originally have been, on a bound copy of Shakespeare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition in original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, mixed first issue. 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, has never been repaired or restored. With 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. Reset type at page 149, lines 1-3. BAL 7604 in the variant "B' binding. This copy's original owner (and we may be the first bookseller to have noticed this) 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 suggests something akin to the legal notion that an owner is responsible for damage caused by his antecedents or current servants. Possibly this refers to the curse of THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES whereby the sins of a family lineage get passed down through each generation (which is also reflected in the decaying of the seven-gabled mansion itself). Normally, original ownership marks aren't much mentioned but we find this fascinating. Along with THE SCARLET LETTER, 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. Housed in a vintage cloth and leather labeled slipcase. . First Edition. Near Fine.

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        L'ARCHITECTURE BYZANTINE EN FRANCE - Saint-Front de Périgueux et les Église a Coupoles de de L'Aquitaine.

      Paris: Librairie Archéologique de Victor Didron 1851 - Large quarto, more recent rebinding in blue cloth, with white title label with gilt on spine, modern end papers, general internal foxing, 16 steel and 4 wood engraved plates, 316 pages. [General information: Photographs available - please specify views wanted. Multi-volumes or sets and heavy items may need additional postage charges: please contact us to quote for shipping at cost.]

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        Chants du Peuple en Grèce (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Jacques Lecoffre et Cie 1851 - 2 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin brun, Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, Paris, 1851, 2 ff., xix-428 ; 2 ff. 496 pp. Complet. Edition originale. Avec le texte en grec et la traduction française de l'auteur regard.Rare exemplaire de cet important recueil de poésies populaires grecques, colligées par le Comte de Marcellus. Bon état (qq. petits frott. en coupes, qq. rouss.) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers; Richard Bentley, London,, 1851. 12mo. Original purple-brown cloth, publisher's devices to each board in blind, titles to spine gilt, orange coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed with repairs to worn areas at the edges and ends of spine, dampstain to boards, contents foxed. A good copy. First American edition, in the first binding with orange endpapers and the publisher's device stamped centrally on the sides. The American edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The American edition contains some 35 passages not present in the English edition.

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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. 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'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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        The Month. A View of Passing Subjects and Manners, Home and Foreign, Social and General

      The Office of "The Month" The Office of "The Month" 1851. () 480pp. Very good. 16mo. Red leather three quarter binding. Boards are worn and rubbed. Gilt lettering and rule on spine. Spine leather is affixed atop a smoother red leather (the title on spine and corners are possibly reminants of the original wrappers). Two book plates affixed to front paste down. Some staining to endpapers. 6 engraved frontispieces (one at the start of each part) as well as many other illustrations. Foxing to first 11 pages including frontis as well as some scattered through out (as well as on the other 5 frontispieces as is common). A nice copy. 6 original parts as issued, July-December 1851. A classic Victoria periodical with interesting illustrations, stories and musical scores relating to many different areas of interest at the time. The book was previously owned by Sir J. Whittaker Ellis, a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom (as is explained on one of the bookplates) Illustrations by John Leech..

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        Wanderungen in Griechenland im Gefolge des Königs Otto und der Königin Amalie. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Topographie und Geschichte. Neue wohlfeilere Ausgabe der Griech. Königs-Reisen

      Halle, Schwetschke, 1851.. 2 in 1 Band. Mit 1 gefalt., grenzkol. lithograph. Karte. XIX, 256 S.; VIII, 256 S. Etwas späterer Hldr. mit Kopfgoldschnitt und beigebundenen Orig.-Umschlag. Engelmann 537; Weber I, 439. - Ludwig Ross (1806-1859) unternahm infolge des in Deutschland weit verbreiteten Panhellenismus 1832 eine Reise nach Griechenland. Er blieb dort, wurde 1837 ordentlicher Professor der Archäologie an der neuerrichteten Otto-Universität in Athen. Ross beschreibt seine Wanderungen, die er von 1834 bis 1845 in verschiedenen Teilen des Landes und auf den Inseln unternahm. - Fehlen die beiden Vortitel. Stockfleckig, teils auch gebräunt.

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        Sketches of Boston, Past and Present, and of some places in its Vicinity. With one hundred & twenty engravings and three maps

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company/Crosby and Nichols,, 1851. first edition; 12mo, [title leaf], viii, 246, 112 (this section mostly about Cambridge), [6] (ads) pp., frontis., 3 folding maps, illustrations in text; original cloth rubbed with chipping at spine, the maps darkened and lightly tattered, one has a short tear from stub, the street map of Cambridge, dated 1852 in the plate, is badly wrinkled, has a break at an intersecting fold, and no longer fits properly into the text block, complete but good only. Photos available upon request.

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      1851. WEBSTER, Daniel. THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER. Volume I. (- VI.) Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First edition. A 'Subscriber's Copy,' it is signed by Webster on a tipped-in leaf in Vol. 1. Frontis. portraits in Vols. 1 & 2. Six octavo volumes. Publisher's binding of brown cloth, gilt title at spine, blocked in blind on sides, pale yellow endpapers. There is a bit of faint dampstaining to a couple of volumes and nicks and chips to the crowns of the spines. Webster (1782-1852), a lawyer, politician, and renowned orator, posssessed more knowledge of American financial and constitutional subjects than any other statesman of his day. Specific topics examined in this set are: Currency; Banking; the Bank of the United States; Tariff; Sub-Treasury system; the Deposit question; Surplus revenue; Bankruptcy question; Public lands; Nature of the Constitution; Powers of the President; Slavery; and Foreign relations. (Larned 1979).

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        Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems

      London: Charles Knight,, 1851. Edited by Charles Knight. The National Edition. 8 volumes, octavo (217 × 142 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations. Gift inscription to binder's front blank in one volume, spines and boards a little rubbed and faded overall an excellent set. The National edition. A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works.

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        The Nile Boat

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. (EGYPT) First American edition, having appeared in London the previous year. Lg. 8vo. Engraved title, frontispiece, map, double-page panorama of Alexandria on thin paper and 31 engravings (including a map), woodcuts, all by Bartlett. vi, [ii], 218, [2, ads] pp. Original blue publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Slight foxing to first few leaves. Magnificent copy, from the Harper family house in Pelham, NY. Blackmer 89; Hilmy I,55 (First edition)

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        Pazzi di Firenze.

      Subject: (Araldica - Firenze). Torino, Luciano Basadonna Editore, 1851, due cartelle originali azzurre, in-folio (Fascicolo 128 e 129) con 10 doppi fogli di testo (uno con stemma miniato) e tre tavole incise.

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        EXPERIENCES OF A FRENCH DETECTIVE OFFICER

      London: Charles H. Clarke , n.d. [1851], 1851 Waters" [Pseudonym of William Russell]. EXPERIENCES OF A FRENCH DETECTIVE OFFICER. London: Charles H. Clarke , n.d. [1851] First Edition. William Russell authored  the Queen's Quorum #2 & Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, 1856, Recollections Of A Detective Police Officer, The Recollections of a Policeman, and Leaves from the Diary of a Law Clerk. Apparently adapted from the manuscript of Theodore Duhamel. Stories include My First Case, La Belle Tambourine, A Felon Hunt, The Shirt of Mail, Monsieur Baudrain's Niece, Jean Baptist Soult, Blondel the Millionaire.. 1st Edition.

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        The Stones of Venice

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1851–3. With Illustrations Drawn by the Author. 3 volumes, imperial octavo (252 × 175 mm). Late 19th-century green levant morocco, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, red coated endpapers, rules to boards and floral roll to turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt. Original cloth retained. 54 engraved plates after designs by John Ruskin. In the first volume 3 of the plates are in two states, and in the second volume one plate is by Cruikshank. Publishers' ads at end of volume I and III. Bookplate of Peter B. Taylor to each front pastedown. Spines a little toned. A superb set. First edition of one of the key texts of the aesthetic movement, composer Jerome Kern's copy with his bookplate in each volume, being lot 1027 in the catalogue of the famous 1929 Anderson Galleries sale of Kern's library, the final major sale of the golden age of book collecting. Very handsomely bound in green levant morocco. Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and The Seven Lamps of Architecture "with their obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice, … proved a revolutionary success" (PMM). "The importance of The Stones of Venice lies … in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs" (ODNB). In the most famous chapter, "The nature of Gothic", which was twice reprinted in his lifetime (first for the inauguration of the London Working Men's College in 1854, and second by William Morris in 1892), "Ruskin argued that under conditions of industrialization and the division of labour, social disharmony and industrial unrest were bound to occur, because the previously expressive craftsman-Ruskin's ideal working man-had been reduced to the condition of a machine" (op. cit.)

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        Cendrillon. Revue encyclopedique de tous les travaux de dames. Tricot, crochet, frivolite, lacet, filet, tapisseries, broderies de tous genres, modes, recettes, hygi?ne, etc.

      Subject: (Moda, lavori femminili, ecc.). Paris, 1851/1853, cinque vol. in-16 m.pelle rossa, pp. 148 - 136 - 138 - 140 - 140 con oltre 60 bellissime tav. litografiche colorate a mano e non, ripiegate o meno e con alcuni modelli in carta

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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, 1851-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1851. 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. This magazine therefore contains the first of any material from Moby Dick to ever be published. In Fair Condition. Heavy rubbing and wear to edges of boards, rubbing to covers, fragile hinges. Small pencil mark to top of title page. Pages show age and use. Foxing throughout. Binding is fragile but stable, with a split in the rear exterior hinge that is holding for now but remains fragile.

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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 QUALITA' DI DISEGNATORE ED ILLUSTRATI DA APPOSITE DESCRIZIONI E DA CENNI STORICI TIPOGRAFICI SULLA CITTA' DI OPORTO DI G.PE ARNAUD.

      TORINO, LITOGRAFIA F.LLI DOYEN E C.ia, 1851Esemplare in buone condizioni. Legatura di epoca posteriore in carta decorata. ITALIANO Legatura di epoca posteriore in carta decorata nei colori del beige. Frontespizio figurato impresso in litografia in seppia  e nero ed acquarellato;" 1 ritratto a piena pagina fuori testo, litografato e impresso ""sur chine"", titolato: ""Carlo Alberto il Magnanimo"""; 24 pagine numerate con testo inquadrato entro cornice tipografica a filetti e fregi angolari; 10 tavole fuori testo, litografate in seppia e nero e raffiguranti alcune splendide vedute generali della città di Porto, la residenza di Carlo Alberto e alcune scene delle esequie.  Unica, rara,  edizione,  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. Esemplare ben completo di tutte le tavole, in buone condizioni complessive, alcune lievi quanto usuali modeste   fioriture ad alcune tavole fuori testo. 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.

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        The Park and The Crystal Palace. Presenting a Series of Exterior Views Displaying the Beautiful Combinations of the Magnificent Structure with the Surrounding Scenery: WITH: McNewin, J. A Souvenir of the Great Exhibition

      London: Ackermann, 1851 - The Abbey catalogue erroneously states that the first three (of seven) views are embodied in the title. In fact, the title is the first listed, and there are six further individual lithographs, as delineated in the letterpress. 1. Title. T. Picken lith. 2. "View from the Northern Bank of the Serpentine." R. Carrick lith 4. "View from the Kensington Gardens, looking down the Kings Road." R. Carrick lith. 6." The East End." W.L.Walton lith. 7."Looking Over the Dam." R.Carrick. lith. WITHOUT: 3. "A View from the Bridge" 5. View from the Southside from Near the Prince's Gate, Looking West." First editions. Broadsheets (598 x 419 mm). Hand-colored lithographed title, within three views and bordered by trees, letterpress double column description of 2 pages and 4 hand-colored plates Second Title with 6 chromolithographic plates, by William Simpson, chromolithography by Day & Co, complete, without letterpress wrappers. Contemporary half morocco, gilt-lettered on upper cover (a bit rubbed, some chips to spine). Abbey Scenery 244 & 245 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        COMIC HISTORY OF ROME

      1851. Paperback. A BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott. THE COMIC HISTORY OF ROME. Illustrated by John Leech. (London): Bradbury, Evans, and Co., (1851). First edition bound from original parts. Illustrated with 10 full-page hand-colored steel etchings and with smaller wood engravings in text. Octavo. xii,308 pp. Full calf skillfully rebacked, with decoratively gilt-tooled spine, with two green lettering pieces, laid-down. Inside dentelles gilt, green coated endpapers, with bookplate on front pastedown. An attractive copy, with only slight darkening of spine and edges of boards. Two leaves have short tears at edges and, near the end, there is a shallow dampstain at the top edge of some pages, which does not affect text or illustrations; otherwise the interior is quite clean. Eight of the nine front wrappers from the original parts issue have been bound-in at the end, missing only the cover for number six, along with some of the advertisements, such as 2 (of 4) pp. of "Comic Rome advertiser no. 1, May 1851" and the 16 p. "Guild of Literature and Art. Prospectus of a new endowment" from the first issue, and a couple of other slips advertising a new work by Dickens and Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. However, the advertisements are not bound in order. Comic versions of serious subjects, with appropriatly humorous illustrations, became popular beginning in the 1840s. This work contains lovely and witty illustrations by John Leech, one of the most popular artists of his day. (Tooley 298: "More rare than the Comic History of England.")

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        Quadro cronologico-universale dei sovrani delle monarchie antiche e moderne dal principio del mondo fino a noi. 2 parties reliées en 1 volume.

      dalla Stamperia Reale, Napoli, 1851 - XXV-XXXVII- 93 + 229pagine, incisione, relié plein maroquin de l?époque, étiquette de titre au dos bleue, plats à encadrement doré, motif doré aux centres des plats, ornementations dorés au dos, cachet sur la page de titre. Très bel exemplaire.

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

      iv+[3]-376 pages with diagrams.Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with black boarder with corners small back chess board representation. Preface by W Wayte. (Betts: 23-2) First edition.Also published in new York by Scribner same date. The first part is a reprint of Kling and Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), although Kling's contribution here is unacknowledged. The second part comprises 201 miscellaneous end-game studies by Horwitz, originally composed for and published in the Ches Monthly, 1879-1883.Condition:Lacks the frontispiece, spine ends professionally repaired, previous owner's name to title, else a a very good copy.

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        Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Army of the United States. June 1851. From the original text and drawings in the War Department

      Philadelphia: William H. Horstmann & Sons, [1851]. Folio. (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). 25 lithographic plates by P.S. Duval after G.C. Humphries (5 printed in colours, 6 hand-coloured). (Occasional small chips to margins of plates and first few leaves of text). Original grey paper-covered limp boards, blue/grey title label on upper cover, rebacked with green cloth. (Extremities worn, corners rounded) Modern cloth box with leather label. In a modern clamshell box. First edition of this rare colour-plate book recording the uniform and dress of the mid-19th century United States Army This work was published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, "military furnishers" of Philadelphia: established in 1815, they were the country's leading military outfitters throughout the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. The plates, drawn by G.C. Humphries, were presumably used by Hortsmann, in conjunction with the text, to explain to customers what they were entitled to wear; the official nature of the work being emphasized by the facsimile endorsments on each plate by the Adjutant General. The attractive plates are ably executed in lithography by P.S. Duval, one of the leading lithographic printers of the time. They consist of five chromolithographic images showing 19 full-length views of various ranks and regiments within the US Army; followed by 16 plates of details of uniforms (4 partially or completely hand-coloured); 2 plates of swords; and ending with coloured plates of "horse furniture." The text reprints the relevant regulations concerning the dress-code for officers and enlisted men, including members of the topographical engineers, dragoons, and cadets. Not in Bennett or McGrath; Sabin 68957 (an apparent variant, with all 25 plates coloured)

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        BRITISH FOSSIL BRACHIOPODA (Complete in Six Volumes Bound in Eleven)

      London: The Palaeontographical Society, 1851. Complete; 1851-1886, 6 volumes boundi n 11. Fine lithographic plates. Bound in red buckram cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; generally very good and clean with slight wear only, several volumes more worn and with a few discreet professional repairs. Contents clean and tight, some volumes with stamps to the endpapers only, otherwise unmarked without inscriptions; a couple of volumes with remnants of protective plastic to the paste-downs; plates generally very good and clean, a few of the early volumes have slight waterstaining to the edges and several of these plates foxed. A very good set of this monumental work. Please note we have many other sections and monographs published by the Palaeontographical Society.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 4to (22 x 28cm).

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        The Stones of Venice. Three Volumes

      Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Inscribed by Author. 3 volumes, 1851-1853 in stamped brown cloth, very neatly rebacked with the spines laid back down. Light wear at edges, a very attractive and sound set. Inscribed "With the author's compliments" in volume 2 and with two sets of bookplates in each volume, volume one with a sticker from the Hersholt library sale. One on the free endpapers and the actor Jean Hersholt's bookplate on the pastedowns - each of the Hersholt's with his signature beneath. 53 plates, some with color and tinting. Size: Quarto (4to). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Architecture. Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 044176. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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