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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'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'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 'challenge' 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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        Les Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux

      Paris,: Martial Ardant freres,, 1851.. Small octavo, woodcuts throughout; fine in original embossed boards. French natural history primer with two pages dedicated to the kangaroo.

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        Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii, by the Baron Sigismund von Herberstein, Ambassador from the Court of Germany to the Grand Prince Vasiley Ivanovich, in the years 1517 and 1526. [Two Volumes]

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1851, 1852. First edition. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front boards, spines ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. Minor wear to spine ends, spine lightly sunned, small institutional bookplate to front pastedowns, else very good or better mostly unopened (uncut) copies. 8vo. Illus. with 3 plates (1 double) and 1 [of 2] folding maps. Vol. I: The first edition of the Commentarii appeared in Vienna in 1549, but it is not clear which edition was used for this translation. Vol. II: With an appendix of documents, translated and in part collected by Richard Eden and printed from the 1577 edition of his History of Travayle in the West and East Indies, revised by Richard Willes. The supplementary material consists of the 1851 annual report. Lowndes, Appendix, p. 80. Cat. RGS: 552. Cox I: 199.

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        Essays and Marginalia

      London - Edward Moxon, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A clean first edition of Essays and Marginalia by Hartley Coleridge. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. First Edition. In two volumes, complete. A lovely bright set in a very attractive binding. Hartley Coleridge, 1796 1849, was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was born in Kingsdown, a suburb of Bristol, and spent his early years in the care of Robert Southey. In 1815, he went to Merton College, Oxford. He had inherited much of his father's character. Coleridge spent two years in London, where he wrote short poems for the London Magazine. In 1830 a Leeds publisher, F. E. Bingley, made a contract with him to write biographies of Yorkshire and Lancashire worthies. The contract came to an end through the bankruptcy of the publisher. From this time, except for two short periods in 1837 and 1838 when he acted as master at Sedbergh School, he lived quietly at Grasmere and Rydal, spending his time in study and wanderings about the countryside. Hartley Coleridge's literary reputation chiefly rests on his works of criticism, on his Prometheus, an unfinished lyric drama, and on his sonnets. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are clean and generally bright, with some very slight browning to the page edges. Overall the condition is very good..

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      London, 1851.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions1852, Twenty-ninth Series. LACKS TITLE PAGE. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF FIRST PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: title page, 137-159, [1 - blank], engraved plate at end, bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty with some pale browning to lower wrapper, margins of engraved plate stained, light foxing to plate, last blank page has pale age-browning, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never been read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. From Wikipedia. See: Faraday's Correspondence, letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Natural History of the Sacred Scriptures, and Guide to General Zoology. In two volumes

      London and New York - John Tallis and Company, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and beautifully illustrated mid nineteenth century children's guide to natural history. With bookseller's labels for Watkins, Castle Square, Swansea, to the front pastedowns. Featuring over 300 coloured engravings. With an illustrated titlepage and afold out frontispiece to Volume I. With ink inscriptions to the front blanks reading: 'Sarah Mary Bourne. Tything, Worcester. June 1st 1853. The Gift of her Affectionate Father and Mother'. DatedfromCopac. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings. Externally, some shelfwear. The hinges are slightly strained and have been previously reinforced. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the 'St Bernard Dog' plate is detached but present. Occasional light foxing to pages and plates. Loss to lower outer corner of Index of Volume II. There are professional repairs to the fold out frontispiece. The 'Quail' plate in Volume II has been previously reinforced. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A New Guide for Travellers through the United States of America, containing all the railroad, steamboat, stage & canal routes, with the distances from place to place, and the population of the different states, territories, principal cities and towns, in 1850. Accompanied by an accurate map

      Boston: published by J. Haven, 1851. 12mo. 20pp. Large folding engraved map titled "Map of the United States of America to accompany Doggett's Rail Road Guide," period hand colouring in outline, measuring 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Inset titled: "Map of Oregon, California &c.". Original dark brown cloth-covered boards, the covers with outer borders blocked in blind, the upper cover with title and decorative surround blocked in gilt. A rare, early guide to the United States, illustrated with a fine pocket map showing the country as far west as the Rocky Mountains and with an inset of California. This work seems to have been published by Boston- based John Haven in competition to Calvin Smith's work with almost the same title. The Doggett map which illustrates the guide originally appeared in 1847 and shows the United States as far west as the Rocky Mountains. States and territories are outline in red and railroad routes are shown in black lines. While the inset of California does not identify the gold fields, the guide was clearly intended with those travellers in mind, and the text includes a table of rates for passage from New York to San Francisco. C.f. Wheat Gold Region 34; Wheat Transmississippi 541. Not in Rumsey.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1851

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1851. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 480 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 12 diagrams and lithographed views. Full leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Spine rubbed. Minor foxing throughout, some staining and tears to maps. Some illustrations loose. Overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of William H. Wright, Esq. Pencil inscription on inside cover: The Property of Dr. John Deichman presentia(?) By Mr. W.H. Wright Mar 12th 1867. Pasted advertisement for Dr. John Deichman also on inside cover. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1851. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include Schenck's 1667 view of New Amsterdam and a view of New York, 1787. Maps include the State of New York (1850), New Yorke 1695, the Bradford map redrawn, Plan of the City of New York (1791) and a contemporary city map. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben. Wegweiser durch Würtemberg und Baden. Mit 30 Stahlstichen. Dritte veränderte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Leipzig, C. A. Haendel, 1851. - IV, 244 SS. Mit 30 Tafeln in Stahlstich (dav. 1 als Frontispiz). Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Dritte Ausgabe. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen Ansichten von Eßlingen, Marbach, Heilbronn, Bad Wimpfen, vom Schwalbennest bei Neckarsteinach, von Heidelberg, Maulbronn, vom Reußenstein, von Hohenaurach, der Nebelhöhle, Tübingen, Hohenzollern, Freiburg im Breisgau, Lindau, Konstanz etc. - Durchgehend schwach stockfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des Vorarlberger Rechtsanwalts Dr. Karl J. Steger.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nereis Boreali-Americana, or contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America

      Washington: published for the Smithsonian Institution, sold in London by John van Voorst, 1851-1853-1858. 3 parts in one volume, quarto. (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 50 lithographed plates, printed in colour and finished by hand, by Ford & George (nos.1-12), Ford & West (nos. 13-36) or W. West (nos.37-50), all after Harvey. (Names of plants written in pencil on a number of plates). Contemporary half calf (rebacked, corners repaired). First edition of this important monograph on sea-weeds and algae of North America: an interesting, early trans-Atlantic co-operation The author of this work was based in Trinity College Dublin, the text was apparently printed in Washington, and the plates were lithographed in London. The co-operation extends also to the sources that the author was able to draw on: he made his own collecting trips to the East Coast from Nova Scotia to Florida, but the majority of Atlantic specimens were provided by numerous amateur and professional enthusiasts, including Asa Gray, J.W. Bailey (to whom the work is dedicated), and Lewis R. Gibbes. The West Coast is represented by specimens collected by Beechey's voyage (California), David Douglas, Dr. Coulter (Monterey bay), F.J. Ruprecht (Alaska) and Sir John Richardson (the Arctic). All these sources are acknowledged by the author in his introduction, which ends with his tribute to Archibald Menzies: the main inspiration for the work, a "venerable" figure, who "had accompanied Vancouver ... [and] was the first naturalist to explore the cryptogramic treasures of the North West, and to the last could recal [sic.] with vividness the scenes he had witnessed, and loved to speak of the plants he had discovered". The monograph is divided by author into three parts: part I. Melanospermeae ("Plants of an olive-green or olive-brown colour"), part II. Rhodospermeae ("Plants rosy- red or purple, rarely brown-red, or greenish-red") and part III. Chlorospermeae ("Plants grass-green, rarely a livid purple"). The text includes full botanical descriptions, togther with notes about where and by whom the specimens were collected, and occasional anecdotes relating to the specimens. The text is ably supported by the beautifully-printed plates, all based on Harvey's original drawings and lithographed by what appears to have been the same firm, although it did go through a number of name changes during the production of the book. This copy was apparently originally bought in England: the bookseller's ticket is from Treacher's of Brighton, who probably sold the book to Lindfield Borrer of Henfield, whose family included a number of distinguished botanists. The book was subsequently bought by John L. Blum, professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin, a noted expert on algae. Nissen BBI 804

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        Twaalf Gezigten der Stad Middelburg. Naar de natuur geteekend, door J.F. Schütz.

      Uitgave van J,K. de Regt te Middelburg; 1851 - . Map met 12 litho's in originele map. * Zeer zeldzame complete map.

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        Restitution du Temple d'Empédocle a Sélinote, ou l'Architecture Polychrome chez les Grecs ... Atlas

      Paris: Typographie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1851. Atlas only, folio. (23 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches). Letterpress title and list of plates. Chromolithographed title, 24 chromolithographed plates after Hittorf, chromolithographed by Engelmann et Graf. Publisher's dark purple cloth boards, upper cover with large decoration in gilt, rebacked to style with dark purple morocco. The discovery of the use of color in ancient Greek architecture. A German-born French architect, Hittorf went to Paris in 1810 and studied for some years at the Académie des Beaux-Arts while working concurrently as a draughtsman for Charles Percier. In 1822, he traveled to Italy and began research into the theory that ancient Greek architecture was coloured. Upon a visit to Sicily, Hittorf discovered traces of painted stucco at Selinus. "When they unearthed a small heroön (martyrion) from temple B on the Selinontan acropolis, they concluded that Greek architecture must have been brightly painted ... In1851 Hittorff published his Restitution du Temple d'Empédocle a Sélinote, ou l'Architecture Polychrome chez les Grecs, which, using the temple of Empedocles, at Selinus, Italy as the example, set out their findings of classical polychromy in full. The book contained for the first time anywhere a reconstruction of a temple with the brightly colored painting adorning it. Their work gained general acceptance and is considered the foundation to the color theory of Greek architecture" (Dictionary of Art Historians). The work is quite rare: only one other copy, also lacking the separate octavo text volume as here, has appeared at auction in the last 30 years, and with no copy in the famed collections of Blackmer or Atabey.

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        Arctic Searching Expedition:

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, 1851. A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin with an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America. 2 volumes octavo (220 × 135 mm). Original brown morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, patterned endpapers with publisher's ads - for Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia to the pastedowns. Tissue-guarded chromolithographic frontispiece to each, and 8 similar plates in volume I, together with a large folding hand-coloured map on thin paper, 8 woodcuts, and numerous tables to the text. Light shelfwear, head and tail of spines slightly crumpled, short split at the head of volume II, and a small chip at the tail, endpapers a little mottled, some light scattered foxing, but overall bright, clean and tight an exceptional copy. First edition. "Chronicles Richardson's 1848-49 journey in search of Franklin. Richardson and his party travelled down the Mackenzie River and explored eastward by boat along the Arctic shore as far as the mouth of the Coppermine River … his descriptions are particularly valuable for their treatment of his personal experiences with Indians and Eskimos; the appendix contains a comparative table of Eskimo dialects and vocabularies" (Hill). The majority of the plates - superbly lithographed by Hanhart from officer's sketches - are of the native American peoples encountered. Trained in medicine, and also natural history, Richardson had served as a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic wars, seeing service at Copenhagen, and in the War of 1812. With the cessation of hostilities Richardson set up in private practice in Leith, but in 1818 he "applied to join an Admiralty expedition to the Canadian Arctic. Surgeons who could double as naturalists were preferred in the peacetime navy; they could bring back data on weather and specimens of minerals, plants, and animals for possible commercial use … he attained the appointment, which he saw as a chance for advancement and contact with leaders in science. The expedition was to search for the north-west passage, under the command of John Franklin. Richardson became the lifelong friend and loyal supporter of a leader to whom he was perhaps superior in ability" (ODNB). He accompanied Franklin on his second expedition also, but was unable to join the third in 1845 due to his professional duties as senior physician at Haslar Hospital, and Inspector of Hospitals, and the recent death of his wife. When nothing was heard from Franklin for some time, and the Admiralty made the decision to mount an expedition in search of him, Richardson "said that he had a sacred duty to help his old friend", and joined the party; "His search for Franklin in 1847–9 was a model of careful planning and good execution, with no loss of life, no injuries, no shortages of food, and no lack of shelter." A superb copy of this important account.

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        Running Sketches of Men and Places, in England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Scotland

      New York: J.C. Riker. 1851. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Cloth hardbound with tooling and gilt designs and title at spine, gilt top edge, 346 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, considering its age about a Near Fine copy, some foxing and discoloration throughout (especially at the illustrations), light soil to the endpapers, light rubbing to the cloth covers at the tips and edges. A sharp copy of a rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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      New York, 1851, 1854 & 1854: V.G. Audubon In three volumes, half-title in volume one and two half-titles in volume three. Vol. one 383pp. containing 50 plates lithographed by Bowen and Nagel & Weingaertner. Volume two, 334pp containing 50 plates lithographed entirely by Bowen and with 20 plates attributed to Audubon's son, J.W. Audubon. Volume three, 341(1)pp. containing 55 plates lithographed entirely by Bowen and all plates attributed to J.W. Audubon. All bound in 3/4 contemporary calf over marbled boards, raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, new red and black leather spine labels gilt, volume two nicely rebacked with old spine laid down, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers and silk ribbon markers, Volume one contains a few minor worm holes to outer margins of a handful of leaves and extending into the into the very far edge of outer margin of only four plates. While mostly clean with tissue guards present, this set does contain an occasional spot of foxing, volume three having a bit more with spots extending into the images of just a few plates. Overall a very handsome set with all 155 plates present.. Super Octavo (7" x 11").

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        The Book of the Household; or, Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping, and Domestic Medicine. With the Treatment of Children; Management of the Sick Room; the Sanitary Improvements of the Dwelling; the Duties of Servants; and full Information on all other Subjects Relating to Personal and Domestic Comfort. Compiled by Competent Persons, under the Superintendence of an Association of Heads of Families and Men of Science

      The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, n.d. (1851)., 1851. 2 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary full black morocco with flat gilt raised bands, blind tooling and gilt titles to spines; gilt rule to boards with panelling stamped in blind; all edges gilt. Generously illustrated. Foxing to end papers and first 5 pages of vol.I; neat repair to head of spine of vol.I. A superb set of Household Economy printed to coincide with the Great Exhibition.

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        Demonstration physique du movement de rotation de la terre au moy

      Paris: Bachelier, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences 32, Paris, Bachelier, 1851. 4to. (266 x 216 mm); pp. 135-138 (entire volume: 1010 pages). New endpapers. Library stamp of Universitätsbibliothek Paderborn and some additional library markings on the lower margin of page 2. Pages 959 to 1010 (index according to author and topic) in facsimile. Modern cloth with gilt-embossed spine. ---- PMM 130 (offprint), Dibner 17, Norman 818 (offprint). - THE FIRST MECHANICAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE EARTH'S ROTATION FIRST EDITION, RARE. To postulate astronomical behaviour is one order of thought, to prove its demonstration is of quite another order. The rotation of the earth had been accepted since Copernicus but it remained for Foucault to demonstrate it. He suspended an iron ball pendulum from the dome of the Pantheon in Paris, set it swinging and chartered its constantly rotating angular shift and proved it to rotate completely in one day." (Dibner, Heralds of Science 17). Although the rotation of the earth had been accepted since Copernicus, it was Foucault who first demonstrated it by experiment."His early experiments were private, but Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III) became so interested that he arranged for them to be repeated publicly. This was a splendid affair which took place in the Pantheon in 1851 before a fashionable audience. A heavy ball was suspended from the dome on a wire 220 feet long; beneath the ball was a table 12 feet in diameter covered with sand on which the ball would leave a mark. This is known as 'Foucault's pendulum'. It soon became apparent that the plane in which the pendulum was swinging moved in a clockwise direction and in about thirty-two hours the plane of vibration had completed a full circuit... The audience in the Pantheon was greatly impressed; some ladies fainted with excitement, while other spectators maintained that they could feel the earth move beneath them" (PMM 330). "Continuing to experiment on the mechanics of the earth's rotation, Foucault in 1852 invented the gyroscope, which, he showed, gave a clearer demonstration than the pendulum of the earth's rotation and had the property, similar to that of the magnetic needle, of maintaining a fixed diretion. Foucault's pendulum and gyroscope had more than a popular significance (which continues to this day). First, they stimulated the development of theoretical mechanics, making relative motion and the theories of the pendulum and the gyroscope standard topics for study and investigation. Second, prior to Foucault's demonstrations, the study of those motions on the earth's surface in which the deflecting force of rotation plays a prominent part (especially winds and ocean currents) was dominated by unphysical notions of how this force acted. Foucault's demonstrations and the theoretical treatments they inspired showed conclusively that this deflecting fore acts in all horizontal directions, thus providing the sound physical insight on which Buys Ballot, Ferrel, Ulrich Vettin, and others could build" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography V, p. 86)..

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        The Golden Legend

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1851 First edition, first issue. One of 3,600 copies. Original publisher's blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. An excellent copy with only some mild signs of rubbing and a touch of wear to the spine ends, lower corners slightly frayed, early former owner's signature to blank preceding title page. Overall, a near fine copy. Very scarce in this condition. Housed in a quarter leather slipcase with folding chemise.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Nicaragua; It's People, Scenery, Monuments and the Proposed Interoceanic Canal (2 Vol's.)

      Squier's two-volume work on Nicaragua with a proposal for running what became the Panama Canal through this part of Central America.  Expertly rebacked, with new black and gilt spine labels, pieces of original cloth spine tucked inside.  Large foldout of San Juan and Bay of Fonseca with moderate to heavy foxing.Maps include:Map of the River of San Juan (no tears or separation at folds)Map of Nicaragua (1851) (no tears or separation at folds)

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose

      London: William Pickering, 1851. Eight octavo volumes. Title-page printed in red and black. With an engraved portrait of the author and a number of fold-out illustrations, including a "Pedigree of Milton" showing his family tree as well as a facsimilie of the agreement between Milton and Symens. Handsomely bound in later brown calf by Birdsall, with gilt on panels and spine, red and brown morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, and marbled endpapers. Occasional scuffing, owner's inscription in a neat hand on two preliminary blanks in volume one, else a fine set. A.e.g. Bookplate.

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose Printed from the Original Editions with a Life of the Author

      London: William Pickering, 1851. A beautiful set and considered the best set by Pickering in eight volumes with the life of the author by Rev. John Mitford, title pages printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of Milton, a few folding illustrations, which includes a Pedigree of Milton showing his family tree as well as a facsimile of the agreement between Milton and Symens for the copyright sale of Paradise Lost. Some of the text is written in Latin, Greek and old English. Internally, all books are exceptionally fresh and free from foxing. Handsomely bound iby M.M. Holloway in full polished calf, boards are doubled ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, double red morocco spine labels gilt, marbled endpapers, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, Volume one has just a bit of a burnt spot to rear board along outer edge otherwise this set is fine. From the library of Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth with his "Advance with Courage" bookplate. Marjoribanks was responsible for developing the then, new breed of dog , the golden retriever. A superb set.. Octavo.

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        THE STETHOSCOPE, and Virginia Medical Gazette: / Monthly Journal / of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

      Richmond, VA: Ritchies & Dunnavant. Three volume set uniformly bound in 3/4 leather over marbled bds. 1851 to 1853. 1st edition. hb. Royal 8vo, Board edges rubbed and boards scuffed. Contents show some foxing but overall clean, tight and good to very good condition. . This offering consists of the first three volumes of this important early American medical journal. It commenced publication with the January, 1851, issue. Each of the bound volumes is over 700 pages in length and each contains over 50 original articles on such topics as "Practical Observations on Scarlet fever"; "On Asylums for the Insane"; "Report of a Case of Doubtful Sex"; "Mesmerism"; "Tariff of Fees Adopted by the Medical Profession for Richmond City"; "The Vapors"; "The Claim of Physicians to Compensation in the Medico-Legal Examination"; "Quackery Amongst Regular and Irregular Practitioners"; "The Pancreatic Juice in Digestion"; "An Essay on Auscultation and Percussion"; "A Consideration of the Protective Power of Vaccination"; "On the Final Cause of Menstruation" "Observations on the Effects of Climate on Disease"; etc. .

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        The Month. A View of Passing Subjects and Manners...By Albert Smith & John Leech

      London: Published at the Office of "The Month", July 1851 through December 1851. (LEECH, JOHN) First edition. 6 parts vols., 12mo. Illustrated by John Leech. In Original printed tan wrappers, new paper spines. Fine in 3/4 brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Not in Arents

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan

      Mejico: Impresas por M.N. de la Vega, 1851. Folio (24 cm; ). 2 vols. in 1. I: [4] ff., frontis., 311, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f. II: 336 pp., [1] f. First edition. Born in 1816 in the small town of Tizayuca in what is now the state of Hidalgo, Rodriguez Galvan is widely credited with being the initiator of the Romantic movement in Mexico. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and was the editor of several periodicals, most especially Calendario de las Señoritas Mexicanas and Año Nuevo, El Recreo de las Familias. He died of yellow fever in Havana in 1842 at the age of 27 while en route to South America on a diplomatic mission. A few of the poems in vol. I were penned in => Havana before his death. These volumes offer his "Composiciones líricas originales" in vol. I and "Composiciones dramáticas originales" in vol. II. The frontispiece is a fine lithographic portrait of Don Ignacio, in Romantic style of course; there is a liberal use of handsome tailpieces. The whole was compiled and edited by the author's brother Antonio. => This first edition is uncommon in our experience as dealers in Mexicana. Provenance: Masonic stamp, "Porfirio del Rio" on title-page; inscription to fly-leaf of A. Quijano, 1916. Palau 273981; Sabin 72510. Handsome contemporary quarter red morocco with red mottled paper sides, boards rubbed; spine exuberantly tooled in gilt, bright. Foxing and spotting variously; provenance indications as above.

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1851-1857.. Six thick folio volumes. Numerous plates and maps, many tinted or in color. Uniformly bound in original publisher's cloth, front board and spine gilt, rear board stamped in blind. Volumes 1, 2, and 4 bound in green cloth; volumes 3, 5, and 6 in maroon cloth. Volumes 1, 2, 5, and 6 rebacked (some loss of text on original spines). All volumes ex-lib., volumes 2-6 with call numbers on spine and contemporary numerical inscription on front fly leaf; volumes 2-5 with institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary inscription of artist Seth Eastman on front pastedown of volumes 2, 3, and 4; additional contemporary gift inscription from acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs on front free endpaper of volume 5. Portion of contemporary inscriptions erased on front pastedown of volume 2 and front free endpaper of volume 5. Volumes 1-5 with half title, engraved titlepage, and letterpress titlepage. Volume 6 with half title and letterpress titlepage. Old institutional library blindstamp on titlepages of volumes 2-5 and in margin of frontispiece in volume 6. Internally near fine, texts and plates very clean and fresh, with only occasional minor foxing. A very good set. The first edition of one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a foundation stone of ethnological studies in America, and by far the most extensive single work on the American Indian issued in the 19th century. Schoolcraft, the general editor, was commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years, and in an unparalleled position to assemble the data presented herein. Field, while criticizing the general layout of the work, says it contains "a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations and theories of their origin, are all related and blended...a very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work...." In fact, the volumes contain some 336 illustrations, many of them steel engravings after artist Seth Eastman, most of which do not appear elsewhere. "No two people will probably agree which plates, among several hundred, are to be regarded as colored because the use of tinting is very skillful and most varied. The editor feels that only about 70, more than half in the first volume, are truly colored plates but he freely admits that the effect of coloring (as distinct from specific color) is very general throughout, though the black and white illustrations probably outnumber the others. It is said that the comparatively numerous colored plates of the first volume are all to be found, in colored state, in only a few copies" - Bennett. The copy in hand would appear to be one of the latter few. Only fourteen illustrations in the first volume of this set have no color or tint. There are many plates (and some maps in the second through sixth volumes) which have been handsomely and expertly colored (often by hand, some partially so) throughout the set, but most frequently in the first volume. HOWES S183, "b." FIELD, p.353. SABIN 77849. BENNETT, p.95 SERVIES 3691.

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        Historical and Statistical Information, respecting the History, Conditions and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Gambo & Co. [vols. 1, 3, 4] or J.B. Lippincott & Co. [vols. 2, 5, 6], 1851-1857-1854-1854-1855-1857. 6 volumes, quarto. (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). Half-titles. Steel-engraved additional titles to vols.I-V, 1 steel-engraved portrait of Schoolcraft to front of vol.VI, 1 folding letterpress table, 329 engraved or lithographed plates, plans and maps after Seth Eastman and others (including the "Map of Kansas River", plate 43, p.159, vol.I, not found in later issues), some tinted, hand- coloured or chromolithographed. Vol. 2 extra-illustrated with four engravings of Joseph Brant, 10 engravings or woodcuts of places and individuals connected with the Mohawks, two photographs and four manuscript letters. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. A fine set of the first edition of Henry Schoolcraft's masterpiece. This work is the most extensive work on Native Americans published in the 19th-century containing "a vast mass of really valuable information" (Field), and a cornerstone of any collection of ethnological studies on America. This copy extra-illustrated with original manuscript material as well as photographs and engravings related to the Native Americans of Brantford, Ontario. The first edition of one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a cornerstone of ethnological studies in America, and by far the most extensive single work on the American Indian issued in the 19th century. Schoolcraft, the general editor, was commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years, and in an unparalleled position to assemble the data presented herein. Field says it contains "a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations and theories of their origin, are all related and blended...a very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work...." In fact, the volumes contain some 336 illustrations, many of them steel engravings after artist Seth Eastman, most of which do not appear elsewhere. "No two people will probably agree which plates, among several hundred, are to be regarded as colored because the use of tinting is very skilful and most varied. The editor feels that only about 70, more than half in the first volume, are truly colored plates but he freely admits that the effect of coloring (as distinct from specific color) is very general throughout, though the black and white illustrations probably outnumber the others. It is said that the comparatively numerous colored plates of the first volume are all to be found, in colored state, in only a few copies" (Bennett). The copy in hand would appear to be one of the few coloured copies. Only fourteen illustrations in the first volume of this set have no color or tint. There are many plates (and some maps in the second through sixth volumes) which have been handsomely and expertly colored (often by hand, some partially so) throughout the set, but most frequently in the first volume. This set has been extra-illustrated in the second volume by Dennis R. Alward, the recipient of three of the tipped in letters. The two photographs show monuments of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and are mounted on cards from the Park & Co. studio in Brantford, Ontario. The engravings show related persons (including a portrait of Red Jacket) and places. The letters include a lengthy letter from William C. Bryant, discussing Eva Johnson, daughter of Mohawk Chief George Johnson, as well as the Mohawk Indian Loft sisters (Sa-sa-na and You-we-ga), the elder of whom was tragically killed by a runaway freight train in 1852. Also included are letters from Eva Johnson written from Brantford Ontario in 1887 concerning the two Indian sisters, as well as a letter by their brother, George Loft, with a return address of "Six Nations P.O., Haldimand Co., Ont[ario]." The final letter written by W.H. Beauchamp, dated 1884, discusses the archaeological excavation of the possible site of Champlain's fort. Bennett, p.95; Field, p.353; Howes S183, "b"; Sabin 77855; Servies 3691.

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        Oriental album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile

      London: James Madden, 1851. Second edition. Reference: Hilmy II, 142. Very Good/An album of lithographs of Egyptian subjects by Prisse D'Avennes "from designs taken on the spot." Prisse's Nile Valley is a mysterious world of hookahs and pipes, flowing robes, noble beasts, and women revealed by their veils. James Augustus St. John wrote the text, which consists of a couple of pages per image. Some copies were colored later; this copy is tinted only, as issued. The book is dedicated to the artist's friend, the botanist George Lloyd, who accidentally shot himself while cleaning his rifle on the expedition to Thebes.. 45 cm; [3] preliminary leaves, 60 pages, and 31 full-page tinted lithograph plates, including the frontispiece of George Lloyd reclining in costume of a sheik, with hookah and camels in the background. Wood-engraved vignette on title page. Bound in later 1/4 morocco over boards with printed marbled paper pattern, worn through at corners and along bottom edge. Titled in gilt on spine. Gilt edges. Two leaves and one plate bound out of order. Scattered foxing, mostly in margins of plates. A few text leaves somewhat frayed at fore-edge.

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        Fruchte aus dem Morgonlande : oder, reise-erlebnisse nebst naturhistorisch erfahrungen, einigen hundert erprobten arzneimitteln und einer neuen heilart dem medival-ensteme

      Vienna : Carl Gerold und Sohn, 1851. 1st Edition. Description: 590p. ; illus.: [39p.] of plates, 1 fold-out map & 1 fold-out col. engraving ; 23cm. Subjects: Natural history, natural remedies - Orient. Travel literature - the Orient. Voyages and exploration - Orient. Notes: Features a number of indexes and glossaries including a medical dictionary of tranlated terms in Latin, German, French, English, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, and Indian/Kashmiri. Plates include indigenous portraits and plant sketches, and printed on stiff-card. Language: German. Very good copy rebound in contemporary stiff-card wrappers, encased in protective brown paper, with original title-page tipped in; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Some marginal foxing evident on title page.

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        London Labour and London Poor/ the Conditions and Earnings of those that Will work, cannot Work and will not Work

      Four volumes. Vols1-3( 135 x 215mm), pp. (iv),543,(i),(ii)index. 37plates; (vi), 576. 35 plates [inc.portrait front of Mayhew];(iv),452. 6 plates as called for, additional plate[street porter with knot: part 72]; Volume 4(145 x230mm), xi, 504. From the library of Sir William Paton with his neat pencilled bibiographical notes. Original purple pictorial pebble grain cloth, gilt lettering, vignette and ornamentations on spine and vignette of boy at centre of blind stamped cover. The 4th volume is very similar in style, stamped and ornamental gilt, but in brown cloth. backstrip of vol1 faded, minimal wear to edges, some foxing to first and last few leaves of 4th volume, but overall a very good set.Mayhew's London Poor, originally published in 1851, is an exhaustive and detailed journalistic study of London's street people and culture.  Widely recognised  as the first book of its kind. Beautifully illustrated with numerous full page wood cuts throughout.  This present item comprises all four volumes; the first 3 are second editions  and the later published 4th volume is  a first edition. Sets of all 4 volumes are rare.

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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix of the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851, 1st edition in 2 volumes. () viii,413, 32 page publisher's catalogue; vii,426pp. Very good. Octavo in original blindstamped mauve cloth and coated yellow endpapers with 10 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), Untrimmed. Top edges a bit dusty. Wood engraved illustrations in text and folding map (partly coloured in outline) opposite p.1 volume I. Occasional light foxing on the plates, mainly on the margins. Some minor professional restoration to extremities and head and foot of spines. Publishers catalogue tipped onto the front free endpaper. Armorial bookplate in each volume. Old owner's name on the top of the title page in volume one. Overall a very attractive set with the fragile folding map in very nice condition. Arctic Bibl. 14489. An account of the Franklin Search expedition, led by Sir John Richardson and Dr. John Rae, down the MacKenzie, then eastward along the coast to the Coppermine River, returning overland to Fort Confidence in 1848, and Rae's journey down the Coppermine in the summer of 1849. Includes chapters on the Eskimos, Kutchin, Cree and Chipewyan Indians..

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        The Works of Lord Byron: His Life and Poems

      London: John Murray, 1851.. Sixteen volumes. Contemporary full leather, gilt tooling to the front and rear panel, titles to the spine in gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. In very good condition.

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        Parallele des Maisons de Paris

      squ'a Nos Jours, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound edition of VictorCalliat'sParallele des Maisons de Paris. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. The text in this work is French. Several Plates and Pageshave been laid down. The work concerns Parisian architecture from 1830 through to the 1850s, with designs from the French architectVictor Calliat. Pierre Victor Calliat, 1801 1881. Calliat was a pupil of Chatillon and the cole des Beaux Arts. In 1832 he won the Prix Dpartemental. Calliat restored the church of S. Gervais in Paris in 1862. In 1850 he founded the Encyclopdie d'Architecture which he conducted in association with A. E. Lance. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with slight discolouration. Internally the pages have slight browning, with scattered spotting and handling marks. The first page of text has a large closed tear that has been professionally repaired, as shown above. Several pages and plates have small closed tears, that have been repaired, including the title page, and platesOverall the condition is very good..

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        Antiguedades Peruanas

      A splendid work on ancient Peru and Pre-Columbine archeology. 1851. Vienna. Leopoldo Muller. In 4to and in folio (288 mm x 228 mm; 550 mm x 424 mm). Frontispiece + title + xiv + 328; title + lviii lithographed plates (with iia). The text in the editor?s original binding, restored; atlas in recent half calf, front board with lettering piece. Text with a few small worm holes to first leaves, touching text -but pin hole sized and totally unobtrusive-, some toning, generally fine; atlas with two plates with tears, restored, one causing loss to image, else fine. First edition. One of the most important and comprehensive works on Peruvian archaeology, virtually the earliest by a Peruvian, and the first of its kind; it deals with the original inhabitants, history and political system, language, religion, objects, costumes, ceremonies, monuments, burials & mummifications, and such. Rivero (1798 ? 1857) was a prominent Peruvian scientist and archaeologist, Director to the National Museum of Lima. Tschudi (1818 ? 1889) was a Swiss naturalist and explorer; he journeyed to Peru in 1838, where he would stay for five years, mainly in the Cordilleras of the Andes, from there he went to Brazil where he continued his research; it is, however, his stay in Peru that interest us. ?A work of great importance on the ethnology and antiquities of Peru. It treats on the history, government, religion, language, science and arts of the Incas prior to the Spanish invasion, and contains the earliest authentic delineation of their architectural and other remains. The plates, which comprise upwards of eighty engravings, were executed with great care and finely coloured. The original price of the two volumes was about $35.? (Sabin). The album contains a chromolithographic title, illustrated with the portraits of 14 Incas carved on the massive ?Puerta? with a view of the Peruvian landscape and fauna, and 59 impressive colour and tinted lithographed plates, showing mommies, objects, ornaments, tapestries, relics, monuments, weapons, & ruins. Sabin, 71643. 

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        Proof plate, " Manchester in 1851." (&) London in 1851.", illustrations from "1851 or, The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family :who came up to London to 'enjoy themselves,' and to see the Great Exhibition"

      London:: David Bogue,. 1851.. First edition. Print. Very good overall. A proof plate inscribed by the artist "To George Mills - with the best regards of George Cruikshank". With his typical humor, Cruikshank depicts the deserted streets of Manchester above the minutely depicted throngs blocking the London streets at Regent St. All manor of people and carriages jam the streets, with people filling the balconies above the streets as well. A small sign says "Pray Go Back! All the Roads leading to ye Exhibition are Blocked Up!". 29 x 64 cm (platemark) on paper 34 x 49 cm. Small closed tear in the bottom margin otherwise very good condition. Douglas 254. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.)

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        Plates from "Mayhew's Great Exhibition of 1851"

      London:: David Bogue,. 1851.. First edition. Print. Very good overall. The 11 plates which comprise the total number of plates issued with this most humorous depiction of London at the time of the Great Exhibition, the first world-wide exhibition. The leaves of plates were laid into a covering (portfolio? sleeve?) lacking here. See OCLC: 2747350 & 220397735 for the plates with wrapper. The plates include: The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of All Nations; The Dispersion of the Works of all Nations from the Great Exhibition of 1851; Odds & Ends, in, out, & about, The Great Exhibition of 1851; Some of the Drolleries of the Great Exhibtion of 1851; The first Shilling-day - going in...; The first Shilling-day - coming out...; The Opera Boxes, during the time of the Great Exhibition!; Manchester in 1851; London, in 1851; Looking for Lodgings; All the World going to See the Great Exhibition of 1851. Plates are oblong 4to, the paper measuring 32 x 50 cm. Very slightly toned.

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        Proof plate, "The Opening of the Great Hive of the World May 1 1851 or the Industrial Exhibition of All Nations", illustration from "1851 or, The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family: who came up to London to 'enjoy themselves,' and to see the Great Exhibition"

      London:: David Bogue,. 1851.. First edition. Print. Very good overall. A proof plate on india paper. This busy view shows the pavilion as a "beehive shape, with the throngs watching the King and Queen move towards the entrance. The title appears in a banner which extends across the top of the sky. The backing paper is a little foxed, mostly on the verso, and there is a small marginal crescent shaped mark on the right edge, just touching the india paper. India paper 44.5 x 21.5 on paper with a slightly larger platemark, and paper 48.5 x 26.5 cm. Douglas 254. (The Works of George Cruikshank: Classified and Arranged with References to Reid's Catalogue and Their Approximate Values (1903) by Richard Douglas.)

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        Two Scrap Books of The Great Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace Comprising: 90 Plus Colour and Monochrome Period Postcards, Newspaper Articles and Engravings From 1851, The Great Game of 1851, Huntley and Palmers Biscuit 1851 Advertisement, Original [Fourth Annual] Complimentary Ticket with the Compliments of The South Suburban Gas Company, and Many Other Interesting Items

      1851-1936 Colour and monochrome postcards including early colour views of: Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Terrace and Bandstand, The Parade, Terrace Fountains, Panoramic view of Sydenham, Illuminated Fountains, Boating Lake, Topsy Turvy Railway, The Grand Nave, Geological Islands, Brock's Benefit Firework Display, Crystal Palace Imperial War Museum and Great Victory Exhibition, Air Force Section, Corner of the Aerial Section, Crystal Palace Exterior, Crystal Palace Destroyed by Fire November 30th 1936, and many, many others. Many news paper articles from 1851 concerning the Great Exhibition, original entry ticket for the fourth annual year, Christie's South Kensington 1986 sales catalogues devoted to The Great Exhibition. The whole of which is mounted in two red Nyrex volumes. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        View of the Great Exhibition

      London: Published by Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22 Ludgate Hill, & Simpkin Marshall & Co. Stationers Hall Court, September 1st, 1851. Hand coloured lithograph highlighted in gum arabic. Mounted on card as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some discolouration in the margins. Image size: 11 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches. 23 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. This wonderful image, illustrating various architectural ornaments, was included in Day & Son's rare folio of lithographs illustrating the wonders of the Great Exhibition. This is a lovely image from a rare suite of lithographs by Day & Son entitled Recollections of the Great Exhibition of 1851, published in London in the same year. This remarkable text is comprised of twenty-five hand coloured lithographs illustrating the various rooms and exhibits of the Great Exhibition. The works are lithographed by Day & Son after images by John Absolon, W. Goodall, C. T. Dolby, H. C. Pidgeon, Michael, and Wilson. This wonderful image depicts an ornate room filled with an array of architectural ornaments and religious statues. The Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was the first truly international event of its kind, was prompted by the success of the French Industrial Exposition of 1844. The idea was initially ignored by the British Government, but under the enthusiastic patronage of Prince Albert, plans for the exhibition went ahead. Albert was keen that the 'Exhibition of All Nations' should be self-financing: Parliament still remained unconvinced. A fund of 230,000 pounds was raised and a board of Commissioners set up. The declared aims of the exhibition were to celebrate human progress in the form of manufacture, invention and good design, and to promote cooperation between nations. The size of the exhibition space was fixed at 700,000 square feet, and the government was persuaded to treat the Crystal Palace as a bonded warehouse, so that no import duties were payable on goods imported for the exhibition. As it happened, and despite government skepticism, the event was a huge success, both nationally and internationally, and received over 6,000,000 visitors. The exhibition ranged in scope from ornamental furniture and modern machinery to an elaborate tent from Tunis. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britian and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860, no. 246

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      Philadelphia: Published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, [1851].. 13,[1]pp., plus twenty-five plates by P.S. Duval after G.C. Humphries (five printed in colors, six handcolored). Folio. Original grey paper- covered limp boards, blue/grey title label on upper cover, rebacked with green cloth. Extremities worn, corners rounded. Occasional small chips in margins of plates and first few leaves of text. Else very good. In a modern cloth box, leather label. First edition of this rare color plate book recording the uniform and dress of the mid- 19th-century United States Army. This work was published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, "military furnishers" of Philadelphia; established in 1815, they were the country's leading military outfitters throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th. The plates, drawn by G.C. Humphries, were presumably used by Hortsmann, in conjunction with the text, to explain to customers what they were entitled to wear, the official nature of the work being emphasized by the facsimile endorsements on each plate by the Adjutant General. The attractive plates are ably executed in lithography by P.S. Duval, one of the leading lithographic printers of the time. They consist of five chromolithographic images showing nineteen full-length views of various ranks and regiments within the U.S. Army; followed by sixteen plates of details of uniforms (four partially or completely handcolored); two plates of swords; and ending with colored plates of "horse furniture." The text reprints the relevant regulations concerning the dress code for officers and enlisted men, including members of the topographical engineers, dragoons, and cadets. Not in Bennett or McGrath. COLAS 2520. SABIN 68957 (an apparent variant, with all 25 plates colored).

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        Or Children's prize gift book of The Great Exhibition of 1851. Describing the beautiful inventions and manufactures exhibited therein; with pretty stories about the people who have made and sent them; and how they live when at home

      Thomas Dean and Son & Ackermann and Co, London. ND. Circa 1851. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.9 inches). iv,106pp + 21page publishers catalogue. Hand coloured frontis and extra, illustrated, title page. Illustrated throughout with wonderful wood engraved vignettes and initial letters. Printed label of Merry's perfumery and toy warehouse, London, pasted to the bottom of the extra title page. Coated yellow endpapers. Publishers tan morocco grained cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and pettering to the front board. Rear board with the same stamped in blind except the lettering to the central shield, which is gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Neat three line inscription, dated 1880, on the front free endpaper. Minor loss to the very top and bottom of the spine otherwise a very near fine, bright and fresh copy of this scarce juvenile. A guide, for children, to the World's Fair of 1851 held at the Crystal Palace in London. The text offers an overview of the customs and culture of the nations represented at the fair and is accompanied by charming vignettes and illustrations. Osborne Collection of Childrens books, page 195.

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        The World's Fair, or Children's Prize Gift Book of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Describing the Beautiful Inventions and Manufactures exhibited therein; with Pretty Stories about the People who have made and sent them; How they Live when at Home

      London: Thomas Dean & Son [ 1851 ]. Hand-coloured frontispiece and hand-coloured extra engraved pictorial title. Woodcut illustrations in the text throughout, a number of which have been neatly coloured-in in watercolour by the original owner. Small 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 106-pages plus 21-page publisher's catalogue at end. Original red cloth, the upper cover elaborately blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Small puncture to backstrip. Two inscriptions on front free endpaper, one scribbled out. A very nice copy of this rare work.

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        Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, 1851. 32nd Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 3

      Washington, D.C.: United States Coast Survey.. 1851.. 58 black and white folding charts, maps and diagrams (map no. 25 not bound in), embossed gilt lettered cloth covered boards (hardbound)11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, cloth spine missing (now replaced with reinforcing cloth tape); label to front paste-down ("With the compliments of A.D. Bache"). The first four large folding charts each have a repaired tear from the lower gutter edge, and some separations at folds (several of which are long); the large charts later in the volume apparently were subject to less handling and are intact. All are clean and bright. A collection of charts, maps, and diagrams of varying sizes including locations on both east and west coasts. Included are: "Chart exhibiting the course and velocity of ebb current in Boston Harbour", "Holmes's Hole", "Preliminary sketch of Hatteras inlet", "Showing the progress of the survey at Cedar Keys, Bahia Honda, Key Biscayne, Key West, and Dry Tortugas", "Preliminary sketch of Galveston bay", "Reconnoissance of the western coast, No.1, with view of Point Pinos", "San Diego entrance, and general sketch of San Diego bay," 3 sheets showing the "Reconnoissance of the western coast," "Mouth of the Columbia River" etc. The map number 25, Sketch E No. 6 of Bull's bay was apparently never bound in, but has been loosely laid in. .

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      New York:: Stringer & Townsend,. (n. d.).. 8vo. 9-3/16" x 5-7/8". 1st US edition, later issue (cf. Gimbel A126, 'fourth copy', Smith, p. 273- for the wrappered edition). Ca early 1851 (from dated adverts). [4], [19] - 264 [= 250] pp. Text double column. 22 pages of publisher adverts at rear.. Original publishers full brown cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine.. Square & tight. Professionally rebacked, with 90% of original spine. cloth laid-down. Period poi to ffep. Usual bit of foxing. A VG -. VG+ copy.. Engraved title page with drawing of Dickens by S. Wallin (fl. 1838 - 1851), engraved by Orr, which resembles, to some degree, the Samuel Lawrence portrait. Frontis & 7 inserted plates.

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        Our Herds, No. 4, Dairy Cow

      London: E. Gambart & Co., 1851. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, mild rippling, and a few small losses at the edges of the top and left margins. 20 7/8 x 25 3/8 inches. 25 1/4 x 30 3/8 inches. A charming plate after a work by one of the most prominent nineteenth-century animal painters. Strongly influenced by the seventeenth-century Dutch landscape and animal painters like Aelbert Cuyp, Thomas Sidney Cooper was one of the most prolific and eminent animal painters of his time. As a young boy, he showed a remarkable aptitude for drawing, and he trained with the scene-painter Doyle while completing an early apprenticeship with a coachbuilder. After brief stints as a coach- painter, draughtsman, and scene-painter, he moved to London in 1823, where he began to sketch works in the British Museum. Although admitted to the Royal Academy schools, he was unable to attend due to financial constraints and moved back to Canterbury, where he worked as a drawing instructor. In 1827, he moved to Brussels, where he established a coterie of students and befriended Eugène Verboekhoven, whose animal paintings strongly influenced his early endeavors. It was during this period that Cooper first began to experiment with oil painting and completed several series of cattle lithographs, which were issued by various publishers including Ackerman. Cooper returned to London in 1831, where he exhibited at acclaimed venues including the Suffolk Gallery and the British Institution. His reputation grew after his cattle paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1843-45, and he was elected Associate Royal Academician in 1845. In addition to his intimate bovine studies, he also painted animals into the landscapes of other artists including Frederick Lee, R.A. and Thomas Creswick. Despite various attempts to experiment with other genres, Cooper's thematic mainstays remained cattle and sheep throughout his life. By the 1870s, he was inundated with profitable commissions, and many of his works were engraved and copied in order to meet public demand. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Eastern Frontier of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, (and part of Kafirland) From Algoa Bay to the Great Kei River. Chiefly from M.S. Surveys & Sketches communicated by Lt. Col. Mitchell late Survr. Genl. of the Colony and Captn. Wm. F. Drummond Jervois Royl. Engrs

      London: J. Arrowsmith, 4th June 1851. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, printed on wove wove paper, in excellent condition. 21 3/4 x 26 7/8 inches. A beautiful map of the eastern coast of South Africa, by the celebrated English mapmaker, John Arrowsmith. John Arrowsmith was the nephew of Aaron Arrowsmith, the founder of the great British cartographical firm. It was John who energetically continued the company's forward position in the world of new geography and maintained the firm's reputation for handsome, elegant maps. John first came to London in 1810 and immediately joined his uncle's cartographic firm. His first publication was his celebrated London Atlas, which became one of the most admired atlases of the period. In the tradition of the great Dutch mapmakers, Arrowsmith republished his London Atlas in three editions, each with added improvements and corrections. His maps of Texas and Australia are amongst the most important of his publications and record some of the earliest delineations of those regions. He was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society and served on the council until he retired. In 1863 he received the patron's gold medal for his contribution to geographic sciences. This elegant map of South Africa is a wonderful example of Arrowsmith's meticulous style and remains one of the finest nineteenth century maps of the area. This is a fantastic early map of South Africa's eastern coast, stretching from Port Elizabeth to the mouth of the Great Kei River. In the lower right corner is an inset map of the whole country, showing the county divisions and the principal towns. There are a wealth of topographical detail as well as geographical comments and tribe locations. Dictionary of National Biography.

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