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        SKIZZEN AUS DEN VEREINIGTEN STAATEN VON NORDAMERIKA

      Leipzig: , 1851. Leipzig, 1851. [20],[1],347pp. Original printed wrappers. Howes K191. Clark, Travels in the Old South III:339: "...He does discuss in a general treatment [p.259-274] the slavery question and its important political implications." Not in Work, Dumond, or the Oberlin Anti-slavery catalog.

      [Bookseller: Michael Ginsberg Books]
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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1851. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1851. First American edition. An honest copy, without repair, restoration or cleaning of any kind. All copies in this price range have at least one major flaw, so collectors should pick the least of all evils. In our copy the front free end paper has been torn out; whether to write a note or hide the name of a family in distress, we cannot say. Otherwise, the copy is attractive with bright, legible spine gilt, cloth only slightly frayed at the spine ends and the page block almost miraculously devoid of foxing (which seems to plague this book with the persistence of a one-legged ship's captain). Other copies will be ex-library, rebacked, salvaged from the bottom of the ocean or so terribly foxed that reading bleary-eyed late at night you'll be convinced that you are seeing the holy face of Jesus on every other page. & & BAL first binding in slate "A" cloth with the publisher';s circular device on the boards. Orange coated end papers, double fly-leaves front and back and with all front matter conforming to BAL 13664. Collated complete: (xxiv), 635, [blank], 6 pp. advertisements, [blank leaf]. & & Much has been written about this book, but quite simply, this is the most significant work of American literature to come out of the 19th century. Arguments might be made for "The Scarlett Letter," "Huckleberry Finn," Uncle Tom's Cabin," and maybe a few others, but none of them really measures up to the towering genius of "Moby Dick." & & "'Moby Dick' is not a sea-story - one could not read it as such - it is a medley of noble impassioned thoughts born of the deep, pervaded by a grotesque human interest, owing to the contrast it suggests between the rough realities of the cabin and the forecastle, and the phantasms of men conversing in rich poetry, and strangely moving and acting in that dim weather-worn Nantucket whaler." (London "Contemporary Review," September, 1884).

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        Di Alcune iscrizioni di Pozzuoli e sue vicinanze.

      Naples, Gaetano Nobile 1851 - in-4, 54 pp., avec 4 planches hors-texte, vélin rigide, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre verte, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Très rare. L'auteur a signé la dédicace à Ferdinand II et semble devoir être identifié avec l'oncle prêtre du bienheureux Tommaso Maria Fusco (1839-1910), qui se chargea de l'éduction de ce dernier, devenu orphelin. Seulement deux exemplaires au CCF (BnF et Institut).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        History of Alabama, and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period

      Charleston: Walker and James, 1851. Charleston: Walker and James, 1851. (ALABAMA) Third edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with 11 plates, including a folding map. Original diapered brown publisher's cloth, gilt spine. Fine copy, with some foxing with bookseller's label "Little & Bolling Booksellers Montgomery, Ala." on front pastedown. Signed D.[rury] P.[aine] Armstrong 1852 and beneath R.[obert] H. Armstrong (son of D.P.) on front pastedown and on title page. Howes P 346; Sabin 62668 . An interesting and important work. The author did original research and collected oral histories and manuscripts to research his work and tried to record accurate histories. His father having been a trader he had spent quite a bit of time among the Creek Indians and the old woodsmen who lived with them and recorded thieir stories. This copy was owned by a distinguished Knoxville, Tennessse family. D.P. Armstrong was the builder of Crescent Bend on the Kingston Pike in Knoxville in 1834

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        Thrilling Adventures among the Indians: comprising the most remarkable personal narratives of events in the Early Indian Wars, as well as of Incidents in the recent Indian hostilities in Mexico and Texas

      New York: Robert Sears, 128 Nassau Street, 1851. New York: Robert Sears, 128 Nassau Street, 1851. Later edition. 4to. 300 engravings. xii, [13]-600, [8, ads] pp. Publisher's full pebbled Turkey morocco, gilt extra, covers blocked in gilt with border scrollwork incorporating renderings of the Battle of Cerdo Gordo and the Philadelphia state house, a.e.g. Light rubbing to extremities, small snag to tail of spine

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        BLACK'S GENERAL ATLAS

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1851. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1851. Title leaf, contents leaf, Introduction pp. 1-12; Index pp. 1-60; 61 maps. mostly hand-coloured, most of the single page maps with their original tissue guards. Original black half-morocco binding with original green pebbled cloth boards, lettered in gilt, binding generally very good and strong, expertly rebacked, incorporating original spine strip; a little rubbing to edges and a little general wear. All edges gilt. Contents clean and tight and complete, original glazed end papers somewhat marked, title page and first letterpress pages a little worn to fore-edges with small associated marginal stain; maps generally very good, the first few with slight dust marking and finger soiling to edges; most very clean, the odd one with a nick to a corner or a finger mark, etc. A very good complete copy of this impressive atlas in a very good strong binding.. New Edition. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio (34 x 45cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        London Labour and the London Poor

      G. Woodfall, 1851. G. Woodfall, 1851. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 1851. 1115 pages. No dust jacket. Possible rebind. Half-leather bound over marbled boards. Two volume, complete set. Pages are tanned with occasional fox and thumb marks, good copy and firm binding. Endpapers are particularly tanned. Previous owner name to ffep of both volumes. Boards rubbed with average shelf-wear to edges - including some darkening to corners. Small scratches to leather on both volumes.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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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

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1851, 1852.. clxii, 116 pp.; 8, 266 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front boards, spines ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 3 plates (1 double) and 1 [of 2] folding maps. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 10 and No. 12. Lowndes, Appendix, p. 80. Cat. RGS: 552. Cox I: 199. 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. Minor wear to spine ends, spine lightly sunned, small institutional bookplate to front pastedowns, else very good or better mostly unopened (uncut) copies.

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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        El cancionero de Juan Alfonso de Baena. ( Siglo XV ) ahora por primera vez dado a la luz con notas y comentarios

      La Publicidad, Madrid 1851 - pasta española bien conservada con doble tejuelo láminas facsímiles plegadas. . 819 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Röschen und ihre Mutter].

      [Stuttgart, Schulz, 1851], - Kl.8°, 12 Bl. m. 12 handkolorierte Abb., 8 Bl., Priv.-HLwd., Kanten berieben, Titelblatt fehlt, Bl. (tlw. in den Ilustrationen) knapp beschnitten, erstes Bl. fleckig, einge Bl. des Anhangs neu angesetzt, etw. stockfl. Im Anhang 8 Bl. nicht ausgewiesene Moralgedichte u. -Denkspüche. Hübsches Bändchen. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Wiener Briefe vom Hans Jörgel von Speising.,

      Wien, Österr. Volkszeitung 1851-53. - 1.-10. Dutzend. 3 Bde. (Alles!) gr.-8°. Mit mehreren Holzst. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückensch. Rü. gebleicht. pp. Hayn -Got. VIII, 461; Slg. Mayer 7205; Weller 279. - Ursprünglich in Einzelheften in der von J. B. Weiß zw. 1849 u. 1854 hrsg. "Wiener Volkszeitung" erschienen und aus diesem Grund selten komplett. Mayer nennt nur das 1. Dutzend 1851 (aus der Österr. Volkszeitung) - entspricht dem 1. Teil des ersten Bandes. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        DIE NEUE MARKSCHEIDEKUNST UND IHRE ANWENDUNG AUS DIE ANLAGE

      Braunschweig: Friedrich Bieweg and Son. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Engineering; Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 168 pages; Die neue Markscheidekunst und ihre Anwendung auf bergma Nnische Anlagen, Die trigonometrischen und Nivellir-Arbeiten u Ber Tage, sowie die Anwendung auf die Anlage des Rothscho Nberger Stollns bei Freiberg in Sachsen. A second volume was published 8 years later. [4], [vii]-xiv,168pp. Modern faux leather near fine. Slight foxing to plates. 10 plates (5 plates consisting of diagrams + 5 hand color maps) depicting the mine constructed at the massive Rothschonberger Stolln, the 25-mile long adit which drained most of the silver mines around Freiburg in Saxony, and charting the topography of the surrounding area. From the library of Raphael Pumpelly, with his signature clipped from the original wraps and bound at rear. Pumpelly, a prominent American explorer and geologist, was Weisbach's student at the Royal Mining Academy at Freiburg during the time this work was written. Subsequently owned by noted American geologist John Sinkankas, with his bookplate on front pastedown. 79 woodcuts in the text. 10 1/4x8, modern cloth, new endpapers. Important work on surveying and triangulation for mining purposes. Foldouts intact. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated; 0 .

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

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Series of Pamphlets by Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With Portrait

      R. James Liverpool 1851 Liverpool: R. James, 1851. First edition. Leather bound. 18 parts. Octavo [21 cm] contemporary 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards. Decorative blind stamping and gilt stamped title to backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Frontis present. Kinderhook fold out at the rear is present, but has come loose from the book (with a small piece attached at the gutter)Minor splitting and chipping to extremities of the plate. This is the more complete version with the "Three Nights' Public Discussion" pamphlet at rear. Pratt frontis present. Originally published as separate pamphlets. "O. Pratt's Works was an influential book. Its tracts were published at a time when the British Mission was producing many converts, most of them learned the tenets of Mormonism from Orson's pamphlets" - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6542. Crawley 551. Mormon Imprints 32. Mormon Fifty 35.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        The COMIC HISTORY Of ROME

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. May 1851 - Jan 1852.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (Arents, p. 54; NCBEL III, 1143). 10 parts in 9, as initially issued.. Original blue pictorial wrappers. Custom, blue-morocco pull-off slipcase.. Overall VG to VG+ (bit of chipping to the spines, as usual &. expected). A nice set in the scarce parts issue.. With a 4 pp Comic Rome Advertiser & a 16 pp Guild of Literature announcement & prospectus in Part I; Part VII has a publisher announcement of Mr Dickens' "New Story"; and Part IX/X has a "Bleak House" advert tipped-in. . 10 hand-colored plates & 98 intratextual wood cuts by John Leech.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Studies, Biography and Poems of William Shakspere [Shakespeare]

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Reseña histórica del origen y fundación de las órdenes militares y bula de incorporación a la Corona Real de España con datos estadísticos relativos a los maestrazgos, encomiendas y alcaldías, con sus pruductos; dignidades y beneficios eclesiásticos, el número de iglesias y monasterios de religiosas, con otras varias noticias muy curiosas.

      - Madrid, Imprenta del Colegio de Sordo-Mudos y Ciegos, 1851, 21,5 x 15 cm., bella encuadernación en muaré celeste, planos estampados con hierros de volante, escudo real con dos colores y leyenda con dedicatoria al Rey por el autor, cantos y cortes dorados, 101 págs. + 1 estado plegado + 3 h. (Encuadernación levemente ajada). ORDENES MILITARES

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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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

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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] & &

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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).

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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]

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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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