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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)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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      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.")

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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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        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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        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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        Lives of The Queens of England. From the Norman Conquest, now first published from official records & other authentic documents, private as well as public. A New Edition, revised and greatly augmented. Embellished with portraits of every Queen.

      London: Colburn & Co., Publishers, 1851-2 - 8 volumes, octavo (219 × 139 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in c.1900 scarlet half morocco, spines in compartments with gilt titles direct and gilt Rose and Crown devices to compartments, marbled sides (with single gilt rule) and endpapers, top edges gilt. Gift inscription dated 1902 to the second blank of volume one. Spines sunned, ends, corners and marbled sides lightly rubbed, a few very minor scratches and marks, but a very attractive set in excellent condition, entirely sound and internally clean with almost no spotting. With engraved frontispieces, engraved titles pages, and engraved portraits of the Queens throughout. A very handsomely bound set of Stickland's Lives of the Queens of England (first published 1840-8; this is a set of first and early printings of the revised and enlarged New Edition of 1851-2: volumes 1-3 with engraved titlepages dated 1851 and title pages dated 1852; volumes 4 and 5 with both engraved title pages and title pages dated 1851; volume 6-7 with both engraved title pages and title pages dated 1852). Begun in the early 1830s by poet and popular historian Agnes Strickland (1796–1874) and her sister Elizabeth (who was never attributed, though an equal partner in all of Agnes's historical writing), the Lives of The Queens of England became the founding text in a new genre of popular history. It was written in a popular, enjoyable style, though rigourously executed and researched using full and original documentation in the British Museum, the state paper office (after gaining hard-fought permission from Lord Normanby), and even abroad in France, and through contact with antiquaries and scholars including French historian and government minister Guizot. The resulting books "were among the most popular of all Victorian historical publications, and remain important landmarks in the development of the biographical genre . They were undoubtedly key figures in the development of writing on women's history, playing a role in creating a tradition of female worthies which can be seen as the first step towards fuller scholarly investigation." (ODNB). A lovely set of an important and enjoyable text, charmingly illustrated throughout with engraved portraits of each Queen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        OEuvres de J.A.Ingres,. Membre de l'Institut, gravées au trait sur acier par A. Reveil. 1800-1851.

      Firmin Didot., Paris. 1851 - Folio. Bound in later morocco backed boards, gilt dec of a palette on spine, original yellow endpapers bound in, a few plates on poorer quality paper have darkened. 102 monochrome lithographed plates, intro by M.A.Magimel. With a presentation inscription from Ingres: 'a ma nouvelle famille hommage du coeur, Ingres. 20 mars 1852.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rheinische Blätter für Erziehung und Unterricht mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Volksschulwesens. Jahre 1851 und 1852. - Neueste Folge 1. Band bis XXI Band, 1858-186813 Bände.

      1851-1858, Essen - Köln, 1851 - Etiquette de titre manuscrite au dos.

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        Map of Building Lots at Yonkers Near the Landing. The Property of S. S. Blackwell

      D. McClellan New York: D. McClellan, 1851. Pocket map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14 1/2" x 18 1/2". This lovely pocket map shows the building lots of Yonkers, located near Point Street Landing in the mid-19th century. Names have been hand-written into slots in pencil, potentially by the former owner, Thomas Lawrence, whose name and address are inscribed by hand on the case's inside cover. Two large elevation views at the top depict two variations on homes that could be built on the available lots. The map's cover is brown embossed cloth, featuring images of a train and a steamship. The map is in excellent condition, with slight separation at some original folds. Beautiful hand coloring. Attached to case as issued.

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        Militär-Schematismus des Österreichischen Kaiserthumes.

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1851. - XXII, 763, 246 Seiten. 21 x 14 cm, bordeauxroter Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und den Initialen F.J., beide Deckel mit Gold- und Blindprägung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Einband gering berieben, Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestoßen. Vorsatz gering angeschmutzt. Innen tadellos sauber. Prächtiges Exemplar.

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        Schlacht von Custozza am 25ten Juli 1848.

      Adam, Vienna, 1851 - Litografia, 320x495. Animata scena raffigurante la battaglia con austriaci in primo piano. Bell'esemplare con qualche fioritura ai margini.

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        The Works

      Boston and London: Little, Brown and Company [and] John Murray,, 1851. [Together with] Life of Byron: With his letters and journals, by Thomas Moore, Esq. In six volumes. 16 volumes, small octavo (164 × 100 mm). Contemporary tan calf, green and red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, single rule to boards, cream endpapers. Engraved frontispieces and vignettes. Some foxing mainly to prelims, spines and boards a little darkened and rubbed, an excellent set. A handsome leather bound set of Byron's works.

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        Hutchins School, Hobart Town.

      Thomas Ham,, Melbourne: 1851 - A pre-letter proof signed with the initials R. W. in the lithograph, and inscribed "For my father, 24th Feby 1851", likely by the artist. The Hutchins School was established in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1846 and is one of Australia's oldest independent schools for boys. It commenced operations in a large Georgian house which still stands in lower Macquarie Street, Hobart. The school moved into the building designed by Tasmanian architect William Archer in late 1849.The artist "R.W." is unknown, but could possibly be H.R. W. Allan, a colonial lithographer who produced a landscape of Melbourne suburbs and a portrait of Berebahor, a NSW aboriginal, both of which are held in the National Library.Printed in black ink on the front of a folded sheet. Image size 6.75 x 3.75" on paper 9 x 14". Titled in pencil below the image "Hutchins School Hobart Town". Below this is inscribed in ink "For my father, 24th Feby 1851". A small amount of foxing in the date of the inscription, and two other small spots, otherwise in very good condition. Trove locates 3 copies at 2 locations, the Allport and the NGA, but those refer to the published version and bear a variant title, "Hutchins School Hobarton". Trove speculates that the lithographer is Thomas Ham of Melbourne and cites this image being published in The Illustrated Australian Magazine, Number 10, April 1851. In comparing the NGA copy, we find several variations to our example: 1. More extensive clouds (our copy has one small cloud); 2. Hobarton as the title (our copy is "Hobart Town"); 3. Five figures in the foreground including some children (our copy with only 2 adult figures in the foreground); 4. No R. W. in the image (our copy signed R.W.). Unusual. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical

      London & New York: J & F Tallis Modern quarter dark brown calf with raised bands, gilt lettering and marbled boards. Not dated (ca. 1851) Bound oversize book, approx. 14-3/4" x 11". Illustrated title page with facing frontispiece of "A Comparative View of waterfalls, islands, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the Western Hemisphere. Ornate maps with decorative boarders and vignettes with birds, views and peoples. Maps with hand coloring, outlining boundaries and major terrain features. Maps drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, the illustrations drawn by Marchant, H. Warren, H. Winkles, J.C. Varrall, A.G. Wray et al. and engraved by Allen, Rogers et al. RARE. One map missing, plate 71, Central America. Condition: Some pencil sgrafito throughout, but on the BACK of the maps. Some page losses, but on text pages. One map missing, plate 71, Central America. Photos available upon request. Overall in GOOD condition.. Quarter Calf Leather. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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      Madrid, Imprenta de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1851-55., Madrid - 4 tomos, CXII + 630 págs. + 5 láminas + 1hoja; VII + 511 págs. + 1 lámina + 2 mapas (uno en estado plegado) + 1 hoja; VIII + 651 págs + 1 hoja + 1 mapa + 1 lámina; VIII + 619 págs. Publícala la Real Academia de la Historia, cotejada con el códice original, enriquecida con las enmiendas y adiciones del autor, e ilustrada con la vida y el juicio de las obras del mismo por D. Amador de los Ríos, Individuo de Número de dicho cuerpo, Catedrático de Ampliación de la Literatura Española en la Universidad de esta Corte. FOLIO MENOR. PASTA ESPAÑOLA, con tejuelos y nervios. Edición magnífica en todos los conceptos, tanto por el mérito histórico y literario como por la presentación nítida y correcta. Palau 89532. Oferta Especial: La librería Fernando Contreras ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario y gastos de envío gratis dentro de España. All items discounted by 10% and free shipping within Spain. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 2200 euros.

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        Manuel d'escrime a la baïonnette simplifiee : prescrit par M. le Ministre de la Guerre pour les regiments d'Infanterie et de chasseurs a pied, par disposition du 13 Decembre 1845, deuxieme division, no 34

      Fleurus (Belgium) : Felix Oudart, imprimeur-libraire pour l'art militaire, 1851. 1st Edition. Description: 56p. [15] plates ; 19cm. Subjects: France -- Army -- 19th century. Infanterie -- Drill and tactics. Bayonets -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Author details from p.56: "Anvers, 1844. Le Colonel Commandant le 1er Regiemtn de Chasseurs a pied, A. Capiaumont." Good paperback copy; with some edge-wear and dust-dulling. Lacks spine with binding intact. Lacking plates 15, 16 & 17. SIGNED by the author on front cover. Overall well-preserved, tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        View at San Quentin Bay

      1851 - This hand colored lithograph measures 15" x 20". It depicts the arrival of a group of shipwrecked passengers ashore. Mild foxing. Light 2" tear in lower left hand corner.

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      Smith Elder And Co., 1851.. 1st edn. 2 vols. 8vo. Original gilt lettered blind-stamped blue yellow cloth (spines very slightly darkenend - otherwise a near Fine set). Pp. xvi + 309, vii + 241 (armorial bookplates on front paste-downs, no inscriptions), illus with b&w engraved frontispieces. .

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

      London: Richard Taylor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF BOOLE'S FIRST PAPER ON THE LOGIC OF PROBABILITIES. On the Theory of Probabilities was Boole's first published paper on probability. The ideas he put forth were later developed and included in his famous Laws of Thought. "This seems to have been the first mention, by any author, of the close connection, both in essence and in form, between logic and probability and indeed of the dependence of the theory of probability on an underlying mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale, George Boole). In this paper, Boole applies his theory of probabilities to the specific problem of the distribution of fixed stars. This problem had been "creating considerable discussion among mathematicians and astronomers. Professor Boole felt much interest in it, both because of its intrinsic importance, and because of its close connection with a class of speculations in the pursuit of which he had long been engaged" (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon, The British Quarterly Review, vol 44). Boole's paper is at once the beginning of the thought process that would develop into his seminal later work, as well as an answer to John Mitchell's fixed star problem and to James Forbes' own paper on the same subject. IN: The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Suppl. to Vol 1, Fourth Series, pp. 521-530. The whole volume of the Fourth Series (Jan-June 1851) offered. London: Taylor, 1851. Octavo, recent three-quarter morocco over contemporary marbled boards, marbled edges. Some scuffling to boards, otherwise fine.

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        Review of the Life, Character and Writings of Elias Hicks. Walt Whitman's copy

      Cambridge. 1851. Paperback. Good. First edition, 1851. Original wraps. Walt Whitman's copy with 'W. W. 1880' in blue pencil on front cover, and original invoice for this item from 1956 from Bodley Book Shop in NYC for $17.50. 8vo, gray printed wraps, 32 pp. Moderate wear. Has blue pencil underlining and marginal lines and check marks and arrows, but no actual words, by Walt Whitman to pages 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 27, 30 & 31. Receipt is made out to Whitman scholar and author Loren K. Davidson, who in the late 1950s was doing research on manuscript versions of 'Song of Myself' and was avidly collecting Whitman. He was friends with Charles Feinberg and other Whitman collectors. Whitman heard Elias Hicks (1748-1830), a travelling preacher from Long Island, in November of 1829, later recalling his "grave, melodious voice." Books from Whitman's library are RARE on the market.

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        United States Frigate St Lawrence 50 Guns Sailing off Osborne, Isle of Wight

      London: Ackermann & Co, May 5th 1851. Hand-coloured lithograph by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 27 2/8 inches. Beautiful portrait of United States Frigate "St. Lawrence" saluting off Osbourne, Isle of Wight, summer residence of Queen Victoria. The St. Lawrence was laid out in the 1820s by the Norfolk Navy Yard, but she remained uncompleted on the ways until work on her, interrupted by a shortage of funds, was resumed during the Mexican War and she was finally launched in late 1847 or early in 1848. She bore 8 VIII-inch guns and 42 32 pounders. A beautiful sailing ship, she represents an ideal of the pre- steamship days, superbly rendered by Dutton, who was probably the best printmaker of marine subjects during this period. Thomas Goldsworth Dutton (d. 1891) worked for Day & Haghe and Day & Son, producing refined lithographs of the great British ships of the period, as well as visiting battleships of other nations, as here. With Commander Joshua Sands in command, the St .Lawrence departed New York on the 20th February 1851, partially on a good-will visit but also carrying to England the exhibits from the United States for the Great Exhibition in London, the first modern world's fair which opened on 1st May, 1851. At some point before May 5th (the date this print was published) she evidently visited the Isle of Wight, where as a diplomatic courtesy she fired a salute to Queen Victoria. Her return voyage was made via Lisbon and she arrived back in New York on 11 August, 1851. Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 363

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        aus der Zeit zwischen Spätromantik und frühem Historismus, mit dekorativen Veduten aus Potsdam, Babelsberg und Berlin, zusammengestellt wohl von einem jungen Mädchen (Decke mit dem goldgeprägten Besitzvermerk 'Anna'), enthält 56 montierte Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphiken und 17 frühe Photographien von Gemälden oder Stichen, größtenteils mit Tuscherahmen versehen, sowie zwei handschriftliche Einträge, wohl Mühlenbeck in Brandenburg, um 1851 bis 1855. 36 Blatt, meist beidseitig beklebt, Fadenheftung, Blattgröße des Albums 24 x 20 cm.

      - Brauner, blindgeprägter Pappband der Zeit mit Goldschnitt (Kanten deutlich berieben), 4to. Zur Datierung: Die Entstehungszeit des Albums lässt sich dank einiger handschriftlich datierter Zeichnungen und Aquarelle auf die Jahre 1851-1855 eingrenzen. In diesen Zeitraum fallen auch die beiden persönlichen Widmungen einer Tante und einer "großmütterlichen Freundin" vom 23. beziehungsweise 25. August 1852. Hingegen dürften einige deutlich früher datierte Blätter, wie das Aquarell eines Veilchens von 1799 (Bl. 20r) oder die beiden Graphitzeichnungen von Leopold Krieg, von denen die eine 1832 datiert ist (Bl. 4r), als Geschenke an Anna gelangt sein, die sie dann in ihr neu angelegtes Album einfügte. Dies ist um so wahrscheinlicher, als es sich bei einer der Zeichnungen Kriegs um eine Ansicht von Mühlenbeck handelt (Bl. 8r), also dem Ort, aus dem auch die beiden Autorinnen der persönlichen Widmung - und möglicherweise auch Anna selbst - stammen. Mühlenbeck ist eine kleine Landgemeinde unmittelbar nördlich der Berliner Stadtgrenze, heute in Brandenburg gelegen. Die heutige Kirche wurde erst 1891/1894 errichtet, so dass die Ansicht Kriegs noch den Vorgängerbau zeigt. Zum Inhalt des Albums: Dem Zeitgeist entsprechend durchziehen zahlreiche sorgfältig und geschickt angelegte Aquarelle und Zeichnungen von Blumen und Pflanzen das gesamte Erinnerungsbuch. Dabei dürften einige Blätter von Anna selbst angefertigt worden sein; eines ist entsprechend signiert. Jedes der Blätter ist repräsentativ und wirkt für sich, besonders schön sind die Aquarelle, von dezenter Farbigkeit, insbesondere diejenigen von Heckenrosen (Bl 7r, 30r), eines Fliederzweigs (Bl. 11r) oder einer Wildrose (Bl. 22r). Doch auch die Graphitzeichnungen entbehren nicht eines eigenen Reizes, wie zum Beispiel die Szenerie eines gefällten Holzstamms auf Waldboden (Bl. 6r). Besonders dekorativ ist eine Gouache, die zwei Kolibri mit einem Nest zeigt (Bl. 14r). Das Malen und Zeichnen, gerade von Blumen, wurde in der damaligen Zeit als idealer Zeitvertreib für ein heranwachsendes Mädchen erachtet. Das Thema der Blumen interessierte aber auch im Medium der Druckgraphik, das offensichtlich gleichermaßen geschätzt wurde wie die selbst angerfertigten Aquarelle und Zeichnungen. Dies dürfte auch daran gelegen haben, dass etwa Chromolithographien um 1850 noch eine relativ junge Erfindung waren. Erwähnt seinen die vier bunten Blumensträuße, die jeder einer anderen Jahreszeit Ausdruck verleihen (Bl. 7v, 22v, 30v, 36r). Die Welt der Blumen ist aber nur ein Themenstrang, der das Album durchzieht. Einen anderen mag man unter Begriffen wie Innerlichkeit und Aufforderung zur Tugendhaftigkeit zusammenfassen. Dazu gehören an erster Stelle die beiden bereits erwähnten handschriftlichen Erinnerungssprüche einer Tante und einer älteren Freundin vom August 1852, angelegt in der Art eines Poesiealbums und mit sehr schönen, aus dem Band förmlich herausstechenden kolorierten Lithographien von Schloss Babelsberg beziehungsweise Schloss Sanssouci, auf die weiter unten in anderem Kontext ausführlicher eingegangen werden soll. Die beiden Sprüche selbst gemahnen an Gottvertrauen und Demut: "In jede Lage füge Dich! Mögest im Glück Dich nicht überheben - im Trüben sei in Demuth still, ergeben! Gott steht uns gnädig bei! Wer ihm vertraut, fest auf ihn baut, den wird er nicht verlassen!" (Bl. 18v) und an Treue und Innerlichkeit: "Such Dein Glück in stiller Hütte, Wo die treue Liebe weilt, Such' es in der deinigen Mitte, die kein Haß und Hader theilt" (Bl. 23v). In Verbindung mit Innerlichkeit und Frömmigkeit, mit Mütterlichkeit und Familiensinn stehen auch zahlreiche der hier vereinten Stahlstiche. Gerade in ihrer Kleinformatigkeit waren sie Produkte, die sich als Geschenk und Sammelgegenstand für heranwachsende Mädchen anboten; die idealtypischen Darstellungen waren geeignet die jungen Damen auf ihre spätere Rolle als keusche und treue Ehefrau und fürsorgliche Mutter vorzubereiten. So zeigen sie zum Beispiel eine be [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vicenza den 10. Juni 1848

      Adam, Vienna 1851 - Litografia, 315x500. Animata scena del bombardamento austriaco su Vicenza, con le batterie in primo piano e la città sullo sfondo. Tratta da "Erinnerung and die italienische Feldzuege der K.K. osterreich. Armee, 1848-49". Bell'esemplare con qualche fioritura ai margini.

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      New York: Leavitt & Co., 1851. Light foxing mostly limited to the engraved frontispiece, very small chip to head of spine, else remarkably bright and well preserved. 8vo. 430p. Illustrated with a decorated extra title-page printed in colors and gold by T. Sinclair of Philadelphia, engraved portrait of the author, and extra engraved title-page, and 15 full-page emblematic woodcuts. Original publisher's full red embossed leather, a.e.g., the spine and covers very elaborately decorated in gilt, the covers featuring a harp player set within a Victorian frame Colbeck. A Bookman's Catalogue cites the an 1838 and an 1852 edition.& This edition in this American binding is quite rare.

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        Wuthering Heights & Agnes Grey

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz,, 1851. A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, a Selection from Their Literary Remains, and a Preface, by Currer Bell. Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes. 2 vols bound as 1. Octavo. Contemporary brown half calf, titles to spine gilt on black label, marbled boards. Both titles present, boards rubbed to extremities, small split to head of front joint,internally bright and clean First Tauchnitz edition, published only three years after the first English edition.

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        Recopilacion de las Leyes del Gobierno Espanol, Que Rigen.

      1851 - [Mexico]. Recopilacion de las Leyes del Gobierno Espanol, Que Rigen en la Republica, Respectivas a los Anos de 1788 y Siguientes. Cuarta Parte del Semanario Judicial. Mexico City: Imprenta de J.M. Lara, 1851. 342, [14] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Quarter calf over textured boards, gilt fillets, ornaments and title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs, light rubbing to boards, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. Ex-Library. Shelf label to spine, shelf number and annotations to front pastedown, small inkstamp to title page. A nice copy. * Only edition. This is a compilation of colonial-era laws that were still in force in 1851. OCLC locates 12 copies in North America, 6 in law libraries (Library of Congress, Harvard, Tulane, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Yale). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility. A Novel.

      London: George Routledge 1851 - 12mo, (3)-286, (4 advertisement) pp. Ink signature to title, brief pencilled inscription to the next leaf, upper joint slightly cracked but sound. Contemporary cloth, gilt titled spine, some marks and rubbing. A very scarce issue of "Sense and Sensibility" published in Routledge’s Railway Library, not noted in Keynes (who lists an 1852 edition) or Wolff and with only one copy on Copac (Cambridge); Sadleir mentions it in his list of the Railway Library (II p167/8) but doesn’t catalogue it elsewhere. Presumably rebound close to publication since the half title is missing and both inscriptions show signs of being very slightly cut down; the binding not matching those mentioned by Sadleir.

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        A Course of Lectures in Criminal Procedure

      1851. [Manuscript]. Homeyer, Johann Franz. [A Course of Lectures in Criminal Procedure (Criminal-Process)]. Papenburg, [1851]. 193 pp. Folio (12-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary cloth, blind frames and gilt rules to boards and spine ends, gilt titles to front board and spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some fraying to spine ends, corners and joints, light dampstaining to boards, crack in text block between pp. 16 and 17. Text to rectos and versos of most leaves in neat calligraphic script. Light toning to interior. A handsome manuscript. * With a detailed table of contents. This is a carefully written fair copy by an anonymous student or scribe based on a set of lectures at the University of Papenburg by Homeyer. It covers the principal topics of criminal procedure (in the context of the local legal systems). Inherently interesting, this item is also worthy of careful study due to its insight into contemporary debates on the reform of criminal law in the German states and elsewhere.

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      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, large book-plate to first free blank endpaper, 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 1 year after the second edition. 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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        40 disegni pi? belli a maglia con le indicazioni di ognuno. Seconda edizione con appendice di alcuni algtri disegni.

      Subject: (Ricami). Napoli, Tramater, 1851, 8vo mezza pelle coeva, pp. 63 + 20 tav. litografiche in azzurro f.t. Le pp. 13/16 si trovano tra le 4/5

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

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

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        USA Dept. of Interior War of 1812 Vermont Rare USA Seth WILLEY Land Script document

      New York: printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear , 1851. 1st. No binding. Very Good. American "script" document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812. & It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market. Very Good condition., A super item printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear with 6 banknote quality vignettes and a wonderful blue overprint. & Willey used this certificate to pay for the land. What is a big added bonus is that all the supporting paperwork where he redeemed it is attached. The only land script document we know of with this amount of additional supporting documents.& Probably the same Seth Willey?& "Seth Willey came to this town about 1800, settling on road 32. His son Seth was born here, married Abigail Glines, and had four ions and six daughters, of whom Silas G., born in 1830, married first, Sarah S. Spencer, who died in 1862, and second, Mary B., daughter of Baldwin Martin, in 1873. He has had born to him two sons and two daughters, only one of whom, Emily E., born in 1879, is living. Mr. Willey resides at Peacham Hollow. "

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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.

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