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

      London: Taylor, 1851. First edition. A fine copy, in original wrappers, of Boole&#146;s first paper probability. The ideas he put forth in this work were later developed and included in his famous <i>Laws of Thought</i> (1854).<br/><br/>& & &#147;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&#148; (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 &#147;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&#148; (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon, The British Quarterly Review, vol 44). <br/><br/>& & Boole&#146;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&#146;s fixed star problem and to James Forbes&#146; own paper on the same subject. In: The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Suppl. to vol. 1, no. 7, 4th series, pp. 521-530. 8vo (225 x 145 mm), the complete issue offered here in original blue printed wrappers, upper left corner of rear wrapper torn away, otherwise fine, uncut and unopened.

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        Review of the Life, Character and Writings of Elias Hicks. Walt Whitman&#39;s copy

      Cambridge. 1851. Paperback. Good. First edition, 1851. Original wraps. Walt Whitman&#39;s copy with &#39;W. W. 1880&#39; 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 &#39;Song of Myself&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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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        PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY:

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#146;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&#146;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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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AGNES GREY, SELECTIONS and POEMS BY ELLIS BELL

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz Junior, 1851.. A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, A Selection from their Literary Remains and a Preface by Currer Bell.TAUCHNITZ EDITION, 1851. Small 8vo, approximately 155 x 115 mm, 6 x 4½ inches, 2 volumes in 1, pages: First Volume, xx, half-title, title, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, & Preface,1-316; Second Volume, half -title, title, 1-52, End of Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, [2] Divisonal Title, [53-54], [55]-264, Selections [2] Divisonal Title, [267], 268-270, Poems by Ellis Bell [271] 272-312, last page blank except for printer&#39;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 &#150; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        Études sur le passé et l'avenir de l'artillerie., par Napoléon-Louis Bonaparte.

      Paris ; Dumaine 1846 - 1851 - XXVIII, 387 + 10 lith. Tafeln / 355 S. + 11 lith. Tafeln, sc. Lemaitre. [komplett] Text in französischer Sprache. Alles von Napoleon III selbst geschriebene. Napoleon III. (frz. Napoléon III; * 20. April 1808 in Paris; &#134; 9. Januar 1873 in Chislehurst bei London), war unter seinem ursprünglichen Namen Charles-Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte während der Zweiten Republik von 1848 bis 1852 französischer Staatspräsident und von 1852 bis 1870 als Napoleon III. Kaiser der Franzosen. Siehe auch in: Bibliothèque de l'école des chartes. 1848, tome 9. pp. 261-266. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 499 27 cm, Halblederbände der Zeit mit rückenvergoldung. EBs etwas berieben, Papier altersbed. durchgehend etwas fleckig, sonst mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand. SELTEN Bände 1 und 2 (von 4) (die Bände 3 und 4 erschienen erst 1862/63 von anderen Autoren)

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        The Art Journal illustrated catalogue : The industry of all nations 1851

      London : published for the proprietors, by George Virtue [Bradbury & Evans printers], [1851] - Physical description: xxvi, 328p., xvi, viii, viii, viii, xxii, illus, engravings ; fol. 32cm. Subjects: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Decorative arts -- Exhibitions. Industrial arts -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions. Contents: History of the Great Exhibition. -- Art-Journal illustrated catalogue. -- The science of the exhibition / by Robert Hunt. -- The harmony of colours a exemplified in the exhibition / by Mrs. Merrifield. -- On the vegetable world as contributing to the Great Exhibition / by Edward Forbes. -- The machinery of the Exhibition as applied to textile manufactures / by Lewis D.B. Gordon. -- The Exhibition as a lesson in taste / by Ralph Nicholson Wornum. Notes: Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Printer named at foot of title page and in the preface. Title page engraved. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; list of illustrations at front. Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Titles blocked direct in gilt to spine. Raised bands. All edges marbled. Scattered foxing through prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 328 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Recueil de pièces, documents, concernant l'économie politique, les projets de finance et les découvertes archéologiques rassemblées par Monsieur E. de Parieu

      1851 - In-8° relié demi-chagrin chamois clair de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre prune gravée. Très bel exemplaire aux coiffes intactes à peine frottées aux coupes. On trouve reliés à la suite les textes suivants : Die Jungfrau von orleans : La Pucelle d'Orléans d'après les actes de procédure et les chroniques contemporaines par G. Goerres avec une préface de G. goerres, Rastibonne 1834, 5 pp. Tiré à part extrait de l'Université Catholique - - Laizier & Parieu : Note sur la machoire d'un carnassier fossile nomé Hyénodon Leptorhynchus tiré à part extrait des Annales des Sciences Naturelles janvier 1839, 6 pp. Une planche hors-texte dépliante - - Laizier & Parieu : Notice sur un nouveau genre de pachyderme fossile nommé Oplothérium, 6 pp. une planche hors-texte gravée - - Laizer & Parieu : Sur une tête fossile attribuée à une espèce éteinte de Marte nomée Mustela Plesictis 8 pp. une planche hors-texte - - Parieu : Etude sur la pratique dorée de Pierre Jacobi jurisconsulte du quatorzième siècle, 36 pp. - - Développements de la proposition de M. parieu représentant du Cantal (Assemblée Nationale session de 1848), 8 pp. Tiré à part extrait du Moniteur Universel 10 juin 1848 - - Rapport fait au nom du Comité du travail sur quatre propositions du citoyen Turck concernant les mesures à prendre au sujet des travailleurs par le citoyen félix Parieu représentant du cantal séance du 14 juillet 1848, 8 pp. - - Assemblée Nationale : rapport fait au nom de la commission chargée d'examiner le projet de décret relatif à l'établissement d'un impot progressif sur les successions et donations 1 septembre 1848, 44 pp. - - Rapport fait au nom de la commission chargée d'examiner le projet de décret relatif à l'établissement d'un impôt sur le revenu mobilier, présenté par M. le Ministre des finances le 23 août 1848, séance du 30 septembre 1848, 51 pp. - - F. E. Parieu : Rapport au nom du comité du travail sur la proposition de M. Peupin, relativement à la législation de l'apprentissage par F. Parieu représentant du peuple (Cantal) séance du 12 février 1848, 51 pp. - - De l'impôt sur l'intérêt de l'argent ou sur le capital (fragment de la Science des Finances de Rau, traduit de l'allemand par Esquirou de Parieu membre de l'Assemblée Legislative), paginé 328-340 - - Parieu : Projet de loi relatif à la nomination et à la révocation des instituteurs communaux précédé de l'exposé des motifs présenté par M. de Parieu Ministre de l'Instruction et des Cultes séance du 13 décembre 1849, 11 pp. - - Parieu : Projet de loi tendant à ouvrir au Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des cultes un crédit extraordinaire de 12 000 francs sur l'exercice 1851 pour être affecté à la préparation et à l'impression d'une statistique de l'Instruction Publique séance du 13 janvier 1851, 7 pp. Signé Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. - - Esquirou de Parieu : De la révision des procès criminels (Imprimerie de Hennuyer 1851, 36 pp. - - Esquirou de Parieu : Rapport au nom de la 21° commission d'initiatives parlementaires sur la proposition de Bourzat, Dupont (de Bussac), Ceyras, Hennequin, sage, Joly, Lafon, Bancel, Paulin Durieu relative à la suppression de 18 sièges diocésésains et métropolitains, séance du 2& juillet 1851, 16 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bothwell: or the Days of Mary Queen of Scots. A Novel ... in Three Volumes

      London: Parry & Co, 1851. First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. vii, [iii], 312; [iv], 303, [1]; [iv], 310 pp., (possibly lacking half titles). Contemporary half black polished calf and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, black and red gilt-lettered spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Sir Edward W. Watkin. Not in Wolff or Sadleir . Very scarce and early historical novel by this Scottish writer (1822-1887)

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        The Chess Tournament: A Collection of Games Played at the Celebrated Assemblage. Illustrated by copious Diagrams and notes Critical and explanatory

      xci+377 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7" x 4 1/2") rebound with label to spine. (Bohns scientific Library) (Betts: 25-1) First edition.In May 1851, London staged the Great Exhibition to showcase British industry and technology, and London's thriving chess community felt obliged to do something similar for chess. Howard Staunton proposed and then took the lead in organizing the first ever international tournament, to be held at the same time. Staunton and his colleagues had ambitious objectives for this tournament, including convening a "Chess Parliament" to: complete the standardization of the moves and other rules, as there were still very small national differences and a few self-contradictions; to standardize chess notation; to agree time limits, as many players were notorious for simply "out-sitting" opponents. Staunton also proposed the production of a compendium showing what was known about chess openings, preferably as a table. Since he thought there would not be time for a single "Chess Parliament" session to handle this as well, he suggested further congresses, some perhaps including knowledgeable enthusiasts of below top-class playing strength, and a review process for dealing with contentious issues and possible mistakes in earlier decisions. The tournament was planned as knock-out contest involving sixteen of Europe's best players. Invitations had been extended to foreign masters Vincent Grimm, József Szén, and Johann Löwenthal from Hungary; Adolf Anderssen, Bernhard Horwitz, Carl Mayet, and von der Lasa from Germany; Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant and Lionel Kieseritzky from France, and Carl Jaenisch, Alexander Petrov and Ilya Shumov from Russia. The British players were to be Howard Staunton, Henry Thomas Buckle, Marmaduke Wyvill, Elijah Williams, Captain Hugh Alexander Kennedy, Samuel Newham, and Henry Bird.Unfortunately many of the invitees were unable to play. Grimm was unable to attend as he was exiled in Aleppo after his participation in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Löwenthal had also participated in the failed revolt but fled to America, where he established himself in business. Löwenthal left his affairs behind to travel to London to play. Saint-Amant was unavailable as he had been sent by the French government to California as a diplomat following its independence from Mexico during the California Gold Rush. Von der Lasa and Petrov were also unable to attend. Jaenisch and Shumov could not arrive in time to play. Jaenisch arrived in London late, and played a post-tournament match with Staunton that Staunton won +7?2=1. Buckle also did not make the tournament, and as he was generally considered second only to Staunton among British players, he was the strongest British player missing. The dispute with the London Chess Club prevented Daniel Harrwitz from playing, and also weakened the pool of substitutes available, as George Walker, George Perigal, and George Webb Medley could have made for a stronger field if not for the boycott. Anderssen was reluctant to accept his invitation, as he was deterred by the travel costs. However Staunton offered to pay Anderssen's travel expenses out of his own pocket if necessary, should Anderssen fail to win a tournament prize; Anderssen accepted this generous offer. As part of the project the London International Tournament's committee also organized a "London Provincial Tournament" for British players who were not strong enough to be invited to play in the International Tournament. The committee "promoted" E.S. Kennedy, Edward Löwe, James R. Mucklow, and Alfred Brodie to play in the International Tournament rather than the Provincial Tournament, in order to obtain the number of players required for a knock-out tournament. The tournament was organized as single elimination matches, with the eight losers in the first round being dropped from the tournament. Each first-round match was a best-of-three games, draws not counting. Subsequent rounds were best-of-seven, and losers played consolation matches. The pairings were made by chance, i.e. there was no seeding system of the type commonly used in tennis tournaments. Kieseritsky, Bird, and Löwenthal all lost in the first round. Anderssen beat Staunton soundly, 4?1 in the third-round semi-final. In the fourth-round final Anderssen beat Wyvill to take first place. Wyvill had had a relatively easy draw in the tournament to finish second. Staunton suffered a bitter defeat to Williams in the last round consolation match to finish a disappointing fourth. Despite the obvious flaws in the knockout format of the tournament, the outcome was just, as Anderssen was the best player. As provided by the rules of the tournament, Staunton immediately challenged Anderssen to a twenty-one-game match for a £100 stake. Anderssen agreed to the match, but could not play right away as he had been away from Germany and his job as a school teacher for over two months. In addition Staunton was physically unfit for an immediate contest. The proposed match was never played.Condition:Rebound, inner front gutter cracked else a very good copy.

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        Sindh, and the Races That Inhabit the Valley of the Indus - Author&#39;s Presentation Copy

      London: Wm H. Allen & Co., 1851. Presentation Copy . "From the Author" inscribed in secretarial hand. With Notices of the Topography and History of the Province. viii, 422 pages, bound in half morocco leather over marbled boards, folding map on blue paper as issued, some rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very good copy. In 1844 Richard Burton began working with the Bombay Army Survey Dept. travelling throughout the newly annexed Sindh province of India. In 1851 his research on the population, customs, literature and language of the area was first published. The book is extremely scarce and is still being used by the Government in Sindh (today&#39;s Pakistan) to teach young people about early Sind. Penzer 40.. First Edition.

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        The Art Journal illustrated catalogue : The industry of all nations 1851

      London : published for the proprietors, by George Virtue [Bradbury & Evans printers], [1851] - Physical description: xxvi, 328p., xvi, viii, viii, viii, xxii, illus, engravings ; fol. 32cm. Subjects: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Decorative arts -- Exhibitions. Industrial arts -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions. Contents: History of the Great Exhibition. -- Art-Journal illustrated catalogue. -- The science of the exhibition / by Robert Hunt. -- The harmony of colours a exemplified in the exhibition / by Mrs. Merrifield. -- On the vegetable world as contributing to the Great Exhibition / by Edward Forbes. -- The machinery of the Exhibition as applied to textile manufactures / by Lewis D.B. Gordon. -- The Exhibition as a lesson in taste / by Ralph Nicholson Wornum. Notes: Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Printer named at foot of title page and in the preface. Title page engraved. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; list of illustrations at front. Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Titles blocked direct in gilt to spine. Raised bands. All edges marbled. Scattered foxing through prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 328 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        POEMS

      1851. [inscribed by Meredith] London: John W. Parker and Son, n.d.[1851]. Original blind-stamped purple cloth. First Edition of George Meredith&#39;s first book, a volume of verse published when he was only 23 (and including many poems written at the age of 18 and earlier). Meredith had just married the widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock (to whom this book is dedicated); after she deserted him in 1858 (taking their son), Meredith acquired a strong distaste for this "juvenile" verse related to his marriage. Meredith then did what he could to suppress the edition, reportedly managing to destroy 300 copies.~This copy is in blind-stamped blue-violet cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine; Collie cites only the binding in green cloth, but Hayward notes this one as well ("no priority appears to exist"). This copy, rather than having a printed errata slip tipped in at the rear, has the three errata written out in ink on the rear free endpaper -- apparently in Meredith&#39;s own hand. Condition is near-fine (spine slightly faded, a few faint spots). Collie XXXVI; Buxton Forman 1; Hayward 270. Housed in a cloth slipcase.~This is a presentation copy inscribed by Meredith at the top of the title page, "J. W. Millais Esqre | from the Author." John William Millais (1800-1870) was the father of John Everett Millais, the famous artist and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (and who it is believed first brought Meredith and Dante Gabriel Rossetti together). Meredith&#39;s first book is rather scarce; needless to say, presentation copies of his first book are much scarcer.

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        Memorie Storiche Dell&#39; Australia Particolarmente Della Missione Benedettina Di Nuova Norcia e Degli Usi e Costumi Degli Australiani - ITALIAN Language

      Roma: Coi tipi della S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1851. xii + 388pp + [2] (errata, verso blank). Leather spine over marbled boards, marbled page edges, foldout map tipped in at front between ii and iii. Italian language. Owner ex libro bookplate to front stuckdown, and label with "68" stuck to spine. Pencil price on front stuckdown, small ink stains to title page. Slight rubbing to leather on spine, yellowing to endpapers, otherwise in excellent condition. Ferguson 15420. Bishop Salvado was born in Spain in 1814, became a Catholic Benedictone priest at the age of 16, and went to Australia in 1846, to become a missionary. He set up a mission, New Norcia, in the Victoria Plains 130km north of Perth, where he built an abbey and taught the local aborigines or Murara-Murara European concepts such as Christianity, cricket and music. He was sent back to Europe in 1849 to raise funds, and wrote his Memorie Storiche while there, partly historical and partly a fond description of the customs of the Murara-Murara. It was translated into Spanish and French in 1853 and 1854, but had to wait till the late twentieth century for an English translation. He returned to Australia in 1853 to continue his work, and eventually died in 1900. Exceptionally nice condition.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Engraving on paper

      Pepita de Oliva. Engraving on paper. Leipzig: Louis Rocca, (ca. 1851). 7 x 8 1/4"(plate size) with margins. A half length portrait picturing ballerina looking right; ribbon in hair, three bows in vertical line down front of bodice. Slight soiling to margins, else fine. Pepita de Oliva was the stage name of the great Spanish dancer Josefa Duran y Ortega, 1830-1871. Not in the any of the usual catalogues.

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        NEGRO-MANIA: BEING AN EXAMINATION OF THE FALSELY ASSUMED EQUALITY OF THE VARIOUS RACES OF MEN... (William Lloyd Garrison Association Copy)

      Philadelphia: Campbell & Power, 1851. First Edition. Embossed Cloth. near Very Good binding. Inscription by the author. Octavo. 549 pp. + 2 pp. publisher ads. A vitriolic pro-slavery screed by John Campbell, a Philadelphia typesetter, who spewed all kinds of anti-abolitionist sentiment: "Will the white race ever agree that the blacks shall stand beside us in election day, upon the rostrum, in the ranks of the army, in our places of amusement, in places of public worship, ride in the same coaches, railway cars or steamships? Never! Never!" (p. 545). This copy with an intriguing inscription on the front endpaper: "Wm Lloyd Garrison. Boston Liberator. From the author." We surmise that this copy was sent by Campbell to Garrison at the offices of the Liberator, Garrison&#39;;s abolitionist newspaper, which was going strong in 1851. Garrison is named (disparagingly of course) in Negro-mania: "... Massachusetts is the State, and the good city of Boston the place where the English emissary, George Thompson, was allowed to insult every slaveholder in America, and to abuse our institutions, state and national: but have Theodore Parker, William Lloyd Garrison, Phillips, Abby Folson, Quincy and other abolitionists ever attempted to arrest the rascality of the Cotton Lords ... by having a ten hour law passed to protect helpless women and little children?" (p. 470). This copy rebacked with portions of original spine (including title) laid down. Perforated stamp "Duplicate sold" on the front free endpaper and first blank; pencil notation on the verso of the title page; scattered pencil notations; contents a bit foxed else clean. (Sabin 10248). near Very Good binding.

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        Moore&#39;s Irish melodies / illustred by D. Maclise, R.A

      London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, [n.d.], 1851. New Edition. Other title; Irish melodies. With decorated half-title page. First published in numbers, 1807 -. Physical description; 1 p. ?., iv, 280 p. : front, ill. ; 25 cm. The plates and text within ornamental borders; the appendices within ruled borders. Provenence; from the library of J. Louis Collard. In a sumptuous, commissioned period binding. Full, pebble-grain calf over bevelled boards. Raised bands; spine compartments tooled with gilt shamrock and harp motifs. Both panels elaborately tooled in gilt. Front hinge starting with some minor wear to the bands. Remains overall an uncommonly good example. Additional detail on request.

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        Journal of the Texian expedition against Mier : subsequent imprisonment of the author, his sufferings, and the final escape from the castle of Perote. With reflections upon the present political and probable future relations of Texas, Mexico, and the Unit

      487 pages with eleven plates, including frontispiece, and two plans (one folding) Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") in original blue blind stamped boards with gilt lettering to spine. Drawings Charles McLaughlin. (Howes: G371) (Basic Texas Books 80) (Streeter Texas 1851) (Sabin: 28562) First edition.Leading first-hand authority on the last of the raiding expeditions from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas. Jenkins calls it "The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier and the drawing of the black beans, this is also one of the most vitriolic Texas books." Raines declares it "One of the best war histories of that period, and as fascinating as a romance, with incidents of soldier life on the march, in the battle, and in prison and drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin, a fellow prisoner. Bitter towards President Houston, but gives the reasons, and the reader must judge for himself". According to Graff the author "was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands.Condition:New spine with original boards, book plate removed from front paste down. Old pen ink name on front end paper dated 1846. About a very good copy.

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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Studies, Biography and Poems of William Shakspere [Shakespeare]

      London: Charles Knight, 1851. Octavo, 9 volumes. 3/4 leather with gilt tooling to the spine over marbled panels. All edges marbled. Contains The Comedies in two volumes, Histories in two volumes, Tragedies in two volumes, Studies Biography and Poems of Shakspere. Also laid in is a contemporary postcard of Shakespere. In very good condition.

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        MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS HELIX (part of Conchologia Iconica)

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

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        Le Mois de Mai a Londres et L&#39;exposition de 1851

      FONT> FONT>, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A French account of the spectacle of The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, the first in a series of World&#39;s Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that were to become a popular 19th-century feature. Written by the French writer and critic Jules Janin (1804-1874). With an engravedportrait of the author Bound by Bone & Son, London. Very scarce. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, rather worn, cloth is lifting in places. Front joint is starting. Internally, firmly bound. First and last few pages spotted, otherwise a clean copy with only occasional marks or spots. Neat ink inscription to front pastedown. Overall: FAIR..

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        Harper&#39;s New York and Erie Rail-road Guide Book: Containing a Description of the Scenery, Rivers, Towns, Villages

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 12mo. (i-viii, 9-176)pp. plus 14pp. ads. Publisher&#39;s original purple-brown cloth, gilt spine title; boards embossed in blind. &#39;With one hundred and thirty-six engravings by Lossing and Barrett, from original sketches made expressly for this work." Neatly, and nearly invisibly, rebacked with the original spine laid on. Light edgewear else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed on the front pastedown: "W. E. Streatfeild, from J. W. Harper. May 26, 1851." And with Streatfeild&#39;s stamp on the engraved title. Joseph W. Harper was one of the Harper Brothers, Publishers. He joined the firm in the mid 1830s. Sabin 43545.

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        LETTER SIGNED (LS)

      Washington DC, 14 March 1851. Letter. Normal folds from mailing. Near Fine. A one-page letter, (7-7/8" x 9-7/8") written by a secretary and SIGNED by Webster as Secretary of State to the Honorable Jacob Burnet of Cincinnati. In full: "Allow me to introduce to you the Chevalier de Macedo, the Minister Plenipotentiary of Brazil accredited to this government, who, to gratify a liberal curiosity, proposes to make a tour of the Southern and Western States. Thanking you in advance for any attentions which it may be in your power to bestow upon him during his stay in Cincinnati, I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Daniel Webster." Jacob Burnet (February 22, 1770 ñ May 10, 1853) was an American jurist and statesman from Ohio. He was considered the "father of the Ohio constitution" and was an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1821 to 1828 and U.S. Senator from 1828 to 1831. His NOTES ON THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE NORTH-WESTERN TERRITORY is a primary reference on the early Northwest. His half-brother David G. Burnet was the first president of the Republic of Texas.

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        The Works

      Little Brown 1851 - Volume one of the Subscriber set, signed by Daniel Webster. This is only volume one of the 6 volume set. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 &#39;Subscriber&#39;s Copy,&#39; it is signed by Webster on a tipped-in leaf in Vol. 1. Frontis. portraits in Vols. 1 & 2. Six octavo volumes. Publisher&#39;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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        The Supremacy of Great Britain Not Inconsistent with Self-Government

      1851. Thring, Henry, Baron [1818-1907]. The Supremacy of Great Britain Not Inconsistent with Self-Government for the Colonies. London: John W. Parker, 1851. 64 pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Pamphlet lacking original wrappers bound into recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Interior notably fresh. * Only edition. Published on behalf of the Society for the Reform of Colonial Government, this pamphlet discusses the Colonial Bill proposed by Sir William Molesworth. Thring was the Parliament Counsel. Considered one of Parliament&#39;s greatest legislative draftsmen, he had a formidable knowledge of English law and government. He was the author of many books and articles of law and procedure. Many of these, such as his treatises on military law, were important works that went through several editions. OCLC locates 4 copies. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 25:117.

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        Two fascinating broadsheets for his travelling zoo

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

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        The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

      58 - London - G. Routledge and Co, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, complete in twenty volumes. The set consists of The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, Zanoni, The Disowned, The Last Days of Pompeii, Eugene Aram, Devereux, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, Ernest Maltravers (in two volumes), My Novel (in two volumes), Pilgrims of the Rhine, Lucretia, Rienzi, Harold, Leila, Night and Morning and Pelham. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become cliches, especially the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, as well as the famous opening line It was a dark and stormy nightPelham brought him public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. With an illustratedfrontispiece to each volume. Previous owner&#39;s ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume of George Hallett and James Dangerfield. Binder&#39;s stamp to each front pastedown ofMacLeHose of Glasgow. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. Chipping or lifting to leather spine labels of fifteen volumes. One spine label missing. Cracking to one joint. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner&#39;s ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume. Foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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

      London: John Murray. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. 2 (advertisement leaf), iv, [2], iii, [1], (lxxiii)-xciii (listing of accessions to the Library), [1], 161-388 pages + 4, [4] pages advertisements + 3 folding maps. Original blue printed papered card boards with blue cloth spine. Page dimensions: 220 x 141mm.Contents of this volume includes: "Considerations on the Great Isthmus of Central America" by Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, on pages 161-189 pages + folding engraved map, with Fitz-Roy&#39;s route hand-coloured in red (small 15mm tear to lower margin of the map); "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr. Ch. Gutzlaff (communicated by Sir George Staunton), on pages 191-227; "On the Northern Frontier of Nepaul" by a member of the Napaulese Embassy in London (communicated by the President), on pages 252-254; "The Kubbabish Arabs between Dongola and Kordofan" by Mansfield Parkyns, on pages 254-275; "Notes taken during a Journey through Part of Northern Arabia, in 1848" by Dr George Aug. Wallin, on pages 293-344 + 1 folding engraved map; "Journal of an Expedition to explore the Interior of the Middle Island of New Zealand" by Thomas Brunner, on pages 344-378 + 1 folding engraved map, with Brunner&#39;s route hand-coloured in red (a 25mm tear to the lower margin of the map). Moderate rubbing and some staining to covers. A nice original copy. Partial newspaper clipping on Brunner tipped in to the first page of the Index at the rear. Several interesting articles in this issue. "The Bhraebung, situated to the W., contains above 5000 students. Many magicians are attached to this, as well as other monasteries. The Dalai-Lama passes likewise here many days during summer, on account of the magnificent surrounding country. In Samei there is a large printing-press, where the absurdities of Dalaism are perpetuated. The demand for the books is very great, each volume being equivalent to a relic, and hundreds of workmen are constantly emplyed to supply the wants of the Tibetans, Kalmucks, and Mongols." - from the article "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr Gutzlaff, page 216. Wallin&#39;s article describes his second trip into Arabia, in the disguise of a horse dealer. Wallin later became Professor of Oriental Languages at Helsinki University. ; 8vo .

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        Les prophètes du passé.

      Louis Hervé 1851 - - Louis Hervé, Paris _1851, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Couverture jaune de l'éditeur, notre exemplaire, non rogné, est complet du très beau portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice. Importante mais pâle mouillure affectant la presque totalité des feuillets. Très rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to James Gibson regarding the Homebush race meeting

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

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        PLAYS AND POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE, ACCORDING TO THE IMPROVED TEXT OF EDMUND MALONE, Including the Latest Revisions, with a Life, Glossarial Notes, an Index, and One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations, From Designs by English Artists

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 15 Volumes The fine Malone edition of Shakespeare&#146;s works. 170 Illustrations throughout. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering and designs on the spines between raised blind tool design bands, marbled end-leaves, marbled edges. A very pleasing set, internally very fresh, volumes in very good condition with just very minimal age evidence. A FINE SET, AND EARLY, OF SHAKESPEARE&#146;S WORKS. Includes a life of Shakespeare by A.J. Valpy, the author&#146;s will, Johnson&#146;s famed preface, and Milton&#146;s epitaph on Shakespeare. This version contains Malone&#146;s1821 text, which is renowned for its accuracy and consistency. In fact, it &#147;has time and again been called the foundation of modern Shakespeare scholarship.&#148; [Sh Domesticated] For each play, Malone includes an historical sketch and argument. The index and illustrations add to the collection&#146;s interest. This collection is of value not only because it is attractive and well preserved but also because it contains documents and editing considered significant in Shakespearean scholarship and editing.

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        An Inquiry into the Operation of Running Streams and Tidal Waters

      1851. Taylor, Thomas John. An Inquiry into the Operation of Running Streams and Tidal Waters: With a View to Determine Their Principles of Action, And an Application of Those Principles to the Improvement of the River Tyne. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1851. 119 pp. 10 color plates, 3 folding. Octavo (10" x 6"). Contemporary cloth, printed title label to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to joints, which are partially cracked, light chipping to spine ends, fading to portions of binding, hinges cracked, light toning to text, some edgewear to folding plates. Author presentation inscription to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. "It is for the purpose of inquiring whether such principles [concerning the control of rivers] do really exist, and if so, in what manner they admit of a practical application, that the following essay has been written. OCLC locates 11 copies worldwide.

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        THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO ILLUSTRATED, EMBRACING PICTORIAL DRAWINGS OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL CONFLICTS, BY CARL NEBEL...WITH A DESCRIPTION OF EACH BATTLE BY...KENDALL

      New York & Philadelphia: Plon Brothers of Paris for D. Appleton & Co. and George S. Appleton, 1851.. iv,52pp. Twelve fine handcolored lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, by Bayot (11) or Bayot & Bichebois (1) after Nebel, printed by Lemercier in Paris. One engraved map. Text: Original cloth-backed wrappers. Text and plates within publisher&#39;s red half morocco over red moire cloth boards, titled in gilt on the upper cover. A firsthand report, in words and pictures, of the first offensive war fought by the United States: the first and only edition, with superb handcolored lithographed plates of one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War. "We have never seen anything to equal the artistic skill, perfection of design, marvellous beauty of execution, delicacy of truth of coloring, and lifelike animation of figures...They present the most exquisite specimens ever exhibited in this country of the art of colored lithography; and we think that great praise ought to be awarded to Mr. Kendall for having secured such brilliant and beautiful and costly illustrations for the faithful record of the victories of the American army" - review in the New Orleans PICAYUNE, July 15, 1850. Kendall was America&#39;s first great war correspondent, and an ardent proponent of the necessity of America&#39;s war with Mexico. When hostilities broke out, he went at once to the Rio Grande where he joined with the Rangers, and later attached himself to the Scott expedition. For this work he keyed his text to the individual plates, and the combination affords a detailed illustrated account of each battle. The plates are the work of the German artist, Carl Nebel, who painted the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in his preface: "Of the twelve illustrations accompanying his work...the greater number were drawn on the spot by the artist. So far as regards the general configuration of the ground, fidelity of the landscape, and correctness of the works and buildings introduced, they may be strictly relied upon. Every reader must be aware of the impossibility, in painting a battle scene, of giving more than one feature or principal incident of the strife. The artist has even chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each combat...in the present series of illustrations the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies." The authors of EYEWITNESS TO WAR wrote approvingly that the present work "represents the climax of the confluence of journalism and lithography on the prints of the Mexican war" and that Nebel&#39;s images are "the eyewitness prints that must be compared against all others." Kendall drew on "the official reports of the different commanders and their subordinates" for the text, but "was present at many of the battles" and "personally examined the ground on which all save that of Buena Vista were fought" (for information on this he relied on a Captain Carleton). The plates are titled: "Battle of Palo-alto"; "Capture of Monterey"; "Battle of Buena Vista"; "Bombardment of Vera-Cruz"; "Battle of Cerro gordo"; "Assault of Contreras"; "Battle at Churubusco"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the molino"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the casamata"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Pillow&#39;s attack"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Quitman&#39;s attack"; "Gen. Scott&#39;s entrance into Mexico." It is interesting to note that while the work was published by D. Appleton in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Both Kendall and Nebel felt that the Paris lithographers alone were qualified to produce their images, and they both spent some time in Europe overseeing the production of the work, for which Kendall and Nebel shared all the costs. An article on Kendall in the December 1965 issue of AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE notes that "few [copies of this work] were printed, and some destroyed in a fire at the Picayune" (Tom Mahoney, OUR FIRST GREAT WAR CORRESPONDENT). BENNETT, p. 65. HAFERKORN, p.47. HOWES K76, "b." RAINES, p.132. SABIN 37362. TYLER, PRINTS OF THE WEST, p.78. M.A. Sandweiss, R. Stewart, & B.W. Huseman, EYEWITNESS TO WAR: PRINTS AND DAGUERREOTYPES OF THE MEXICAN WAR, 1846- 1848 (Amon Carter Museum of Western Art).

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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery, containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain, selected from the works of John Lindley ... R. Sweet ...[etc.] ... to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. By a Practical Floriculturist

      London: G. Willis, [1851]-1854. 4 volumes, small 4to. (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches). 288 hand-coloured engraved plates (6 folding). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A scarce British botanical work with lovely hand-coloured plates after Sweet, Lindley and others. This scarce set was based on earlier works by Sweet and Lindley with revised text. Published monthly, with each part containing 4 plates, beginning in July 1851, Willis advertised the completed work in 1857 for £4.4s. "It has been the object, both of the Publisher and Editor, to place before the Public a Floral work which ... should possess the merit of being alike distinguished for its Pictorial Beauty, and its permanent Horticultural value -- one which should be an ornament to the Boudoir, as well as Guide to the Cultivator" (Preface). Nissen BBI 1927; Brunet 5180.

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        The "America" Winning the Match at Cowes for the [Club Cup] ... open to Yachts of all Classes, and Nations from the original sketch taken [on] the spo[t b]y Oswald W. Brierj[ey]

      London: Ackermann & Co, October 22nd 1851. Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton after Brierley, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs. Sheet size: 17/8 x 27 1/8 inches. The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America&#39;s Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America&#39;s Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a &#39;challenge&#39; trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, ... From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252 (includes a lengthy note on the subsequent history of the America).

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        The Schooner Yacht "America", 170 Tons. (Formerly the Property of Commodore J.C. Stevens New York Yacht Club) To Captain The Honorable John de Blaquere This print is ... dedicated

      London: Ackermann & Co., 5 September 1851. Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 21 1/2 inches. The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America&#39;s Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America&#39;s Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a &#39;challenge&#39; trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, ... From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252

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