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        "31 star American flag, California statehood"

      [c. 1851-8]. "Approximately14""x20.5""; the 31 stars are featured in a medallion pattern, with the center star representing California, the 31st state admitted in September1850; official flag from 1851-1858, written in later black ink along hoist-edge ""31-California 9-9-1850"": a few small tears in center, small fingernail sized hole above 3rd stripe, minor fraying along edges, dyes faded, some staining and creasing, else good on original muslin. Flags with this star count pre-dating the Civil War are rare."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        A SKETCH OF MADEIRA,

      - Containing information for the traveler, or invalid visitor. By?, Esq. With Maps and Views. London, George Murray. 1851. In 8º (de 19,5x12 cm) com x-[i]-176 pags. Encadernação da época do editor gravada a seco em ambas as pastas. Ilustrado com 7 gravuras (incluindo o frontispício e o anterrosto) desenhadas por Lady Susan Vernon Harcourt. Contém um mapa desdobrável do Funchal (18x29 cm) e um mapa desdobrável da Madeira (19x29 cm) gravado por J. C. Walker, e ainda quadros de dados com registos de temperaturas e humidades - desde meados do século XVIII - referenciados a vários autores ingleses, entre os quais J. A. Mason. Exemplar com ex-libris do Marquês de Marialva. Obra considerada ?extremely rare book on Madeira? Location/localizacao: 6-3-D-8

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        A Popular History of the Mollusca Comprising a Familiar Account of their Classification, Instincts, and Habits, and of their Growth and Distinguishing Characters of their Shells

      London: Reeve and Benham, 1851. First printing A Near Fine copy. Corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine. Crown Octavo (5.25 x 6.5 inches). Green blind embossed cloth with gilt pictorial decoration to front board and spine. vi, 396 pp, 1, (pub. averts). Plus sixteen hand-colored lithographed plates by W. Wing. Companion to The Conchologist's Companion, and based on the writings of Mr. Reeve which emphasizes the the Mollusk in its entirety and not exclusively the shell. A global conchology, each plate illustrates 4 to 6 fine specimens, as documented in the accompanying text.

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        Plain directions for obtaining photographic pictures by the calotype, energiatype, and other processes on paper, including the chrysotype, cyanotype, chromotype, etc. etc. with all the latest improvements

      London: T. & R. Willats, 1851. Fourth ed. with additions. 16mo., 48 pp., errata, illustrations. Half morocco and cloth with original front wrapper bound in. Slight staining and soiling, with creasing to a few leaves and the blank margin of 4 leaves trimmed 1/8 inch shorter than the remainder of the text, several corners are chipped or rounded from wear with no loss of text. A good copy. This manual describes the calotype and other processes on paper, including ammonia as an additive, coloring paper photographs,and a new method of preparing positive paper photographs. The last four pages are a priced list of photographic apparatus and chemicals and materials available by order from Thomas and Richard Willats, London. The author's note on the verso of the title page indicates that the third edition consisted of 1000 copies. Roosens and Salu # 6363; Gernsheim #671.

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        RELACION De LOS DEBATES De La CONVENCION De CALIFORNIA, Sobre la Formacion de la Constitucion de Estado, en Setiembre y Octubre de 1849. Por J. Ross Browne.

      Imprenta de S. W. Benedict, No. 16, Calle de Spruce., Nueva York: 1851 - This the Spanish translation of the prior year's publication of "REPORT Of The DEBATES In The CONVENTION Of CALIFORNIA, On the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849." Of this title, Kurutz, in the Volkmann Catalogue, comments, "This work preserves in detail the workings of California's 1849 constitutional convention in Monterey and consequently may be regarded as the most important printed document pertaining to government in the Golden State. . The Report recorded the debates and decision over such key questions as the property rights of women, slavery, suffrage, elected judiciary, inclusion of Mexican laws and the eastern boundary. This record of political discourse on the frontier further serves as a superb overview of the political, economic, and sociological thoughts of California's pioneers in forming a self-governing dominion in response to the chaos brought about by the Gold Rush." Period full brown sheep with later rebacking to style. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". 1st Edition in Spanish (Cowan, p. 79; Lone 4; Zamorano 80, #11 [for the English edition]). 439, [1], XIII, [1] pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Holy Bible;

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

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        STATE OF NEW YORK

      New York. 1851.. Folding pocket map, 20 x 25 1/2 inches, with period outline color. Bound into original 16mo. gilt-stamped red cloth boards. Very good. A brightly colored early map of New York State with decorative motifs and borders. With two tables: "Stations and Distances on Railroads in, and Running out of New York State" and "Population of New York." Scarce. Not in Rumsey or Phillips.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; Embracing an Account of the Various Expeditions in the West, Previous to 1795

      Wheeling, [VA]: H. Hoblitzell, 1851. First edition. Full calf, 8vo, 416 pages. Good condition. Frontis + 4 plates, of which 1 folding (complete). Rebacked with the original spine laid down, hinges repaired, signs of removed tape along front joint, covers considerably rubbed, newer flyleaves, newspaper portrait and article about the author tipped in. Contents moderately foxed, two small ink notes on p. 46 and 281. A nice association copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To Hon. Thos. S. Haymond / With the best respects of / His very true friend / Wills De Hass / Sept. 14, 1851." Thomas Sherwood Haymond (1794-1869) was a Congressman representing Virginia, and a lawyer. Born near Fairmont, Virginia (now West Virginia), Haymond attended private schools as a child and went on to attend the College of William and Mary. He served as a private in the War of 1812, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815, commencing practice in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was president of the county court of Marion County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1842 before being elected a Whig to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1849, serving until 1851. Afterwards, Haymond was a brigadier general in the Virginia Militia and at the outbreak of the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as a colonel in 1861, serving throughout the war. He died in Richmond, Virginia on April 5, 1869 and was interned in Palatine Cemetery near Fairmont, West Virginia.--Wikipedia. Haynes 4825, Howes D226 (c). Rare.

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        FLORENCE SACKVILLE. Or, Self Dependence: An Autobiography.

      Smith, Elder & Co. London.,1851 - FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). iii-viii,312; ii,292; ii,313pp. Bound without half titles. Last leaf of volume 3 laid down, otherwise a generally clean, bright set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. The compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Map of England And Wales, Constructed for the Use of the Schools of the British and Foreign School Society

      London: C. Smith. 172 Strand. Jan. 1st 1851. . Overall dimensions 165 x 130 cm. Very large map of England and Wales printed over four conjoined sheets mounted on linen and fixed upon original wooden rollers, printed brief title label to upper roller. Original colour demarcating the counties. Slight fraying to upper edge of lower left sheet, occasional minor creasing, paper toned evenly, paper coming away from lower roller at lower left. A very handsome map.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        [YALE CLASS OF 1851 AUTOGRAPH ALBUM]

      [1851]. First Edition. Hardcover. Recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Very light, scattered foxing. Near Fine. Octavo (5-3/4" x 8") bound in full contemporary black morocco leather stamped in blind and gilt with "Autographs. Class of 1851." in gilt on the front cover and the student's name "E. Hungerford" stamped in gilt on the rear. Several current faculty are depicted with engraved portraits as well as several deceased Yale faculty and a few engraved views of the campus. The book is SIGNED, often with added sentiments, by over 100 faculty and students including Yale President Theodore Woolsey, Jeremiah Day, Benjamin Silliman, Eleazor Fitch, Jonathan Knight, Nathaniel Taylor, James Kingsley, Denison Olmsted, Thomas Thacher, Noah Porter, Theodore Munger, Roger Welles, and a host of others. Interestingly one of the initial blanks is SIGNED by the explorer and author of KOSMOS, Alexander von Humboldt, who has added an inscription dated November 1855. Tipped-in at the rear is a four-page pamphlet: SONGS AND CHORUSES FOR PRESENTATION DAY, JUNE 18, 1851, which has the bottom quarter cut off and lacking. Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer. Latin American expedition of 1799-1804 is one of the most influential scientific journeys in history, laying the foundations for the disciplines of physical geography and meteorology and making major contributions to fields as diverse as botany and demographics.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten Europäischen Zweiflügeligen Insekten. 1-3, 5-7.

      Halle, H. W. Schmidt, volume 1 and 2 in second edition 1851, volume 3, 5, 7 1822-38. Six volumes of seven volume set (number four is missing), XXIV + 259 + (1) p. + plates 1-11 ; VI + 276 p. + plates 12-21; X + 416 p. + plates 22-32; VII + 412 p. + plates 42-54; XI + 401 + (3) p. + plates 55-66; XII + 434 + (2) p. + plates 67-74. Later green cloth binding. Exlibris (Per Persson). Four volumes with stained spines. Interior and plates fine

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        The Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations and Narrations of Joseph Smith, First Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Liverpool: Published by F.D. Richards, 1851. First Edition. 56pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Original salmon colored wrappers are present. The backstrip has been professionally repaired. Final leaf has been supplied from another copy Scarce and rarely seen in original wrappers. The rear wrapper is exceedingly scarce and contains a catalog of works published by the LDS Church and available. & Compiled by the British Mission President, who was also the publisher. The contents of the first Pearl of Great Price had either not been previously published or had appeared in earlier works that were no longer available. On the project, Franklin remarked "I desire that the whole thing may bear the dignity and weight of character which justly belongs to the revelations of God."& & The print run is generally believed to be around 7,000. The Pearl was not published again until the Salt Lake City edition of 1878. The 1878 text is essentially the same as the present edition, but differs from this edition (the Book of Moses is lacking several verses). In 1880, 'The Pearl of Great Price' was canonized by the LDS Church. Crawley 599. Mormon Imprints 33. Flake/Draper 6166.& & Ex-libris E.C. Brand with his signature at the head of the front wrapper and his blind stamp on the tittle page. E.C. Brand (1822-1890) was a leader in the RLDS Church. "On October 12 Elder E.C. Brand, senior president of Seventies, died at the house of Elder Alma Kent, Clay Center, Kansas. Elder Edmund Cameron Brand was born at Pimlico, London, Middlesex, England, February 22, 1822. He was educated at Homerton, near Hackney, London, England. He was baptized on July 29, 1851, and in 1853 he was ordained an Elder. In November 1854, he emigrated to Utah, and left there in 1860 with an escort of troops for California. On the 16th of December, 1863, he united with the Reorganization at San Francisco, California, being baptized by Elder T.J. Andrews and ordained an Elder the same day. In March 1864, he took his first mission, and continued with but little intermission in the missionary work until his death. On September 15, 1873, in accordance with the revelation presented to the General Conference of that year, he was ordained a seventy; and on the 18th of the same month set apart as president of seventy. He traveled extensively in the missionary field, baptizing many, and was ever an energetic, zealous laborer in the vineyard, manifesting strong faith in the restored gospel. He remains were returned to his home, and buried in the Gaylord Cemetery, near Plum Hollow, Iowa." - p.665, volume four 'History of the Church' [RLDS] & &

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Mariner's Artwork, with Manuscript Notes and Poems, and Seven Pencil Sketches, Including a View of Longwood House, Napoleon's Home-in-exile on St Helena.

      St Helena, May 1851. - Seven pencil sketches and eight works of poetry on album leaf, ca. 215:265 mm (8 ½ x 10 ½ in). Signed and dated in ink in the lower margin. Recently matted, and in very good condition. Album sheet with seven pencil sketches of a mariner's life including one of Longwood House, Napoleon's home-in-exile on St Helena. The drawings are supplemented with eight stanzas of poetry in German, and a note stating that the sketches were made by a sailor in May 1851 while on board the Prussian bark Mercur (1833). The ship was built in East Prussia and made a series of voyages along the Western coast of Africa and to Brazil, visiting Cape Verde Islands, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro in 1850-52; it was eventually sold to Norwegians in 1854. "Longwood House was the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from 10 December 1815 until his death on 5 May 1821. It lies on a windswept plain some 6 km (3.7 mi) from Jamestown. Following Napoleon's death, Longwood House reverted to the East India Company and later to the Crown, and was used for agricultural purposes. Reports of its neglect reached Napoleon III who, from 1854, negotiated with the British Government for its transfer to France. In 1858 it was transferred to the French Government along with the Valley of the Tomb for a sum of £7,100. Since then they have been under the control of the French Foreign Ministry and a French Government representative has lived on the island and has been responsible for managing both properties" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Reis over Java, Madura en Bali, in het midden van 1847. Eerste & tweede deel.

      Amsterdam, Van Kampen, 1849-1851. - 2 vols. in 1. XII+227+(1);XII (i.e. X)+227+(1) pp. With 2 fold. maps (Java & District Sumanap) & 18 lithogr. plates (incl. 2 fold. of which 1 printed in red, 6 tinted views). Hardcover. Contemp. half morocco. Good. (Binding sl. rubbed; later endpapers; most plates with small water-stain in inner top corner, 3 tinted plates with light brown waterstain in lower part; tear in 2nd map closed; few repairs to top of inner margins * Copy without the unfinished third vol. describing Bali (64 pp.) - Bastin/Brommer n.404; Landwehr Coloured plates 312; Buur Pers. Doc. 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Holy Bible;

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        THE ALHAMBRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Danmarks Fugle. Ornithologia Danica. 2 bd.

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

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

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

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        SCINDE; OR, THE UNHAPPY VALLEY [TWO VOLUMES]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MUSTERBUCH

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

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        Colton's Township Map of the State of Ohio

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

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

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

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        The Works of Daniel Webster in Six Volumes

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

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

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

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        AN EXCURSION TO CALIFORNIA OVER THE PRAIRIE, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND GREAT SIERRA NEVADA. WITH A STROLL THROUGH THE DIGGINGS AND RANCHES OF THAT COUNTRY

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

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        The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance

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

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        The House of the Seven Gables

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition in original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, mixed first issue. A NEAR FINE copy, only lightly worn with a few spots to the cloth, but almost completely unchipped at both ends of the spine which is very rarely the case. This example is bright and sharp, has never been repaired or restored. With the earliest adverts at the front of the volume (Clark's primary state "A") dated 1851. Perfect type at page 50, line 25 & page 278, line 25. Reset type at page 149, lines 1-3. BAL 7604 in the variant "B' binding. This copy's original owner (and we may be the first bookseller to have noticed this) has drawn a small and well-executed portrait of Hawthorne on the recto of the final blank, dated April 18th, 1851 and captioned with the Latin phrase: "Qui facit per alium, facit per se" which suggests something akin to the legal notion that an owner is responsible for damage caused by his antecedents or current servants. Possibly this refers to the curse of THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES whereby the sins of a family lineage get passed down through each generation (which is also reflected in the decaying of the seven-gabled mansion itself). Normally, original ownership marks aren't much mentioned but we find this fascinating. Along with THE SCARLET LETTER, THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES contains some of Hawthorne's greatest writing and remains, after 160 years, just as much a classic. A fresh collector's copy with only the most minor of trivial faults. Housed in a vintage cloth and leather labeled slipcase. . First Edition. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        L'ARCHITECTURE BYZANTINE EN FRANCE - Saint-Front de Périgueux et les Église a Coupoles de de L'Aquitaine.

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

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        Chants du Peuple en Grèce (2 Tomes - Complet)

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

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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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