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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Oeuvres du Comte de Lacepede, somprenant, L'Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupedes Ovipares, des Serpents, Des Poissons et des Cetaces, Tomes 1-3 with fourth book of 153 color plates (four volume set)

      Paris: La Societe Bibliophile. c. 1851-2. Hardcover. Near Fine. Four volume set. French text. Probably 1851-2. Hardcover, 8vos. bound in matching quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt titles and 4 raised bands on spines. Some edgewear to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of all 4 volumes. Foxing to first and last few pages of the 3 text volumes; occasional foxing throughout. The contents of the plates volume are stunning, with only a few plates showing small fox marks. Excellent color illustrations of fish, snakes and other amphibians and reptiles. 4 volume set. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c

      London, Richard Bentley,, 1851. Large octavo. Original blind-stamped blue morocco-grain cloth, spine decorated and lettered gilt, cream endpapers with printed adverts, Remnant & Edmonds binders' ticket at the foot of the inside rear cover. Map of Albania and region as frontispiece, 20 tinted lithographic plates printed by Hullmandel and Walton. Armorial bookplate of Richard Nevill. Rubbed, spinecaps restored, a very good copy. First Edition, with the author's signed presentation inscription to the novelist Charles Lever and his wife: "Mr & Mrs Charles Lever from Edward Lear. In remembrance of pleasant days passed at Florence & La Spezzia, June, July, 1861." Lear had been in Florence to make a painting for one of his most consistent patrons, Frances, Lady Waldegrave, later the wife of his close friend Chichester Fortescue. Lever was serving at the time as vice-consul at La Spezia on a minimal salary ("as I like the place, and there is nothing - actually nothing - to do, I have thought it best to accept it"), a post that helped support his writing. The book is based on two journeys Lear made through Northern and Western Greece, Albania, and Macedonia in 1848 and 1849. The lithographs in this volume are tinted with three colours - blue-grey, grey and sepia - perhaps a technical experiment on Lear's part.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIVE AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. In Three Volumes (plus 2 supplementary volumes)

      London, Spicer Brothers; W. Clowes and Sons, 1851.. 5 VOLUMES COMPLETE SET, 1851-1852, FIRST EDITIONS IN PRESENTATION RED LEATHER BINDINGS, THE FIRST 3 VOLUMES EACH WITH LITHOGRAPHED PRESENTATION PAGE with hand-written inscription signed by the Spicer Brothers and William Clowes to Mr Day of Day and Son, lithographers to the Queen and printer of the colour plates in this work. Volumes I-III dated 1851, Volume IV undated, Volume V dated 1852. Large thick 8vos, approximately 255 x 175 mm, 10 x 7 inches, extra illustrated title page in Volume I designed by John Tenniel, profusely illustrated with maps, charts, coloured and black and white plates, many folding, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: Vol. I, cxcii, 478, 2 large folding plans highlighted in colour, 2 single page charts, 24 full page plates, 2 folding, 1 double page sepia lithograph; Vol. II, (4), 479-1002, 6 chromolithographs, 96 full page plates, 1 folding; Vol. III, (4), 1003-1469, (1), 150 full page plates; Vol. IV, xxviii, (2), 1471-1512; liv, 1-211; 1-76; 1-15, (8 - Adverts), 2 large folding plans, folding coloured chart, double page plan, 126 full page plates, 5 double page; Vol. V, (4), cxx, 1-867, (16), 3 chromolithographs. Numerous text illustrations, many full page illustrations in all volumes. Bound in original publisher's deluxe full dark red leather binding, embossed decoration and large central gilt illustration to both covers, royal coat of arms and gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Contents: Volume I, Raw Materials, Classes 1 to 4, Machinery, Classes 5 to 10; Volume II, Manufactures, Classes 11 to 19, Fine Arts, Class 30, Colonies. Volume III, Foreign States; Volume IV, Supplement, additional illustrations, 2 Reports of the Commissioners plus Appendices; Volume V, Reports by the Juries. Bindings rubbed, slight wear to head and tails of spines, tiny crack at top of lower hinge on Volume I, spines unevenly faded to tan, Volume V slightly faded on upper cover at top edge, gilt on spines rubbed with loss of gilt, gilt to covers bright, spine edges rubbed, a little surface chipping to edges of some boards, 3 small scrapes to surface at fore-edge of upper cover on Volume III, some corners slightly worn, very slight light foxing to some endpapers, pale age-browning to 2 plates in Volume I, pale age-browningh to some gatherings in Volume V. A very good tight clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      Baltimore: John D. Toy, 1851. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY LATROBE TO HIS DAUGHTER on both front and rear end pages. Both inscriptions are a little difficult to read as the ink is dark and the end pages are dark brown. Includes "Colonization, A Notice of Victor Hugo's Views of Slavery in the United States, in a letter from John H.B. Latrobe to Thomas Suffern" (48), "Colonization and Abolition" (46), "African Colonization" (26), "African Colonization - Its Principles and Aims" (37), "The Regina Coeli. Correspondence between the Hon. James H. Hammond and Latrobe" (47). Full brown leather boards with gilt title to front board. Elaborate gilt and blind stamped decoration to spine and boards. Raised bands to spine. Minor rubbing to hinges and to edges of boards. The front board has been professionally reattached. A few small chips in leather to spine ends. Clean, bright interior. A beautiful book despite the noted repair. HIS/101106.

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        The Traveller's and Tourist's Guide through the United States of America, Canada, Etc. Containing the Routes of Travel by Steamboat, Stage and Canal…Accompanied by an Entirely New and Authentic Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1851. 216pp. plus 20pp. publisher's catalogue. Engraved folding map entitled "A New Map of the United States, upon which are delineated its vast works of Internal Communication, Routes across the Continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba." Original colour, 24½ x 29 inches. Four insets, including "Map of California, Oregon, New Mexico, Utah &c." Gilt-stamped black pictorial leather covers. The first edition. Wellington Williams also wrote similar guides for the firm of Appleton and Co., but they lacked large-scale maps, such as the one found in this work. The map extends west to include most of Texas. There is a fine inset (9¼ x 10½ inches) which shows the trans-Mississippi West, and is highly praised by Wheat ("carries much up-to-date information"). Boundaries are shown according to the Compromise of 1850. This edition not in Rumsey, who mistakenly identifies the 1852 printing as the first edition (see 3188). Not in Howes. Wheat, Transmississippi West, 769

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1851.. 216pp. plus 20pp. publisher's catalogue and folding map, 24 1/2 x 29 inches, entitled "A New Map of the United States, upon which are delineated its vast works of Internal Communication, Routes across the Continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba." With some period color, with four insets, including "Map of California, Oregon, New Mexico, Utah &c." 16mo. Original gilt-stamped black pictorial leather covers, chipped at foot of spine and lightly edgeworn. Very good. The first edition. Wellington Williams also wrote similar guides for the firm of Appleton and Co., but they lacked large-scale maps, such as the one found in this work. The map extends west to include most of Texas. There is a fine inset (9 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches) which shows the trans-Mississippi West and is highly praised by Wheat ("carries much up-to-date information"). Boundaries are shown according to the Compromise of 1850. This edition is not in Rumsey, who mistakenly identifies the 1852 printing as the first edition (see 3188). Not in Howes. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 769. SERVIES 3591 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The TRAVELLER'S And TOURIST'S GUIDE Through the United States of America, Canada, Etc. Containing the Routes of Travel by Steamboat, Stage and Canal; Together with Descriptions of, and Routes to, the Principal Places of Fashionable and Healthful Resort; with Other Valuable Information. Accompanied by an Entirely New and Authentic Map of the United States, Including California, Oregon, Etc., and a Map of the Island of Cuba

      Philadelphia:: Lippincott Grambo & Co.,. 1851.. 12mo. 5-9/16" x 3-1/2". 1st edition (Clark III, 434; Graff 4687; New Howes W-487). iv, [5] - 216, [20] pp. Publisher catalogue last 20 pages.. Original publisher's wallet-style purple leather binding, with gilt title stamping to one side.. Leather faded to dark tan. Old paper repair to top of rear hinge.. Map with some age-toning along the two center horizontal fold-lines.. Overall, a respectable VG+ copy.. While Howes categorizes this work as a derivative of Williams' earlier Appleton publication(s), the author, in his prefatory "To the Public", goes to great pains to reassure the reader this a new work, in which an "entirely new plan has been adopted.", a stance to which Clark & Graff agree. Further, research suggests, this the first Williams' publication to address California. & & This 1851 map not recorded by Wheat, TRANSMISSIPPI, though see entry 769 for the 1852 version. Wheat tells us the map "is largely based on Fremont but which carries much up-to-date information ...". & & Somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, with the last copy to auction in 1999. . Fold-out map [24-3/4" x 29-1/2"] at rear, entitled "A New Map of the United States, upon which are Delineated its Vast Works of Internal Communication, Routes across the Continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba." Map hand-colored in outline. Scale: ~ 65 mi = 1". 4 insets, including one depicting California & Oregon.

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        PITCAIRN'S ISLAND AND THE ISLANDERS IN 1850 Together with Extracts from His Private Journal and a Few Hints Upon California; Also the Reports of All the Commanders of H. M. Ships That Touched at the Above Island Since 1800

      London: Whittaker & Co., 1851. A unique copy with exceptional provenance. The following have signed their names on the title page "Louisa Quintall January 28 1853; Rebecca Christian; Victoria Quintall; Augusta Quintall; Susan Quintall and Maria Quintal" All are direct descendents of the Bounty Mutineers and feature in Walter Brodie's text. Throughout the book are carefully and neatly made annotations correcting and enhancing the text. Also to the title page is the signature of "George H. Inskip Pitcairn Island Jan 28th /53" (his signature also appears on the front free end paper in pencil.) Capt. George Inskip, RN captained several ships and was involved in mapping Vancouver Island. The annotations in the book appear to be in the hand of Inskip and were presumably made while in conversation with the various Quintals and R. Christian. These additions and corrections create a unique and important record. For instance on page 112 Brodie recorded that Daniel M'Coy married Peggy Christian, but in this copy the age of Daniel is inserted as 15 years old and Peggy Age 13 with the marginal note that "Peggy M'Coy was a Grandmother at 36 years of age". Pp. iv, 260, lithographic plate of the island and two portrait plates. Original publisher's green cloth binding with blind-stamped decoration and paper title label to spine. Binding very good with a little general wear and rubbing, cloth to the head of the joints nicked, cloth slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, occasional and mild spotting. A unique and important copy.. Third Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket.

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        Pitcairn Island and the Islanders in 1850. Together with Extracts from His Private Journal , and a Few Hints Upon California; Also, the Reports of All the Commanders of H.M. Ships That Have Touched at the Above Island Since 1800

      London: Whittaker and Co, 1851. Black embossed cloth boards with paper spine label, frontispiece, 2 additional plates, 260pp including list of subscribers at rear. Corners bumped and rubbed, wear to spine and spine label, damage to spine joints and ends. Internally has owner name and bookseller sticker on front free endpaper, owner name on title page, some age spots to endpapers, plates and (very very few) margins, pages all tight but back hinge starting to crack, separation visible between pages 48 and 49.. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        London and its Environs (Reduced from the Skeleton Plans)

      Southampton: Ordnance Map Office, [c. 1851]. . A very large, large scale, Ordnance Survey outline plan of central London over nine sections, the dimensions of the each part of the plan c. 61 x 91 cm (thus c. 183 x 273 cm if joined). Scale: 12 inches to one mile. Marbled paper to each of the folded end sections, brief old manuscript titles to both sides of each part, also the respective OS sheet numbers and a sequencing number in the same hand. The parts housed in original browned purple cloth slipcase with old printed catalogue description pasted to one board. Spines and lower edge of slipcase sometime neatly restored, a few marks to boards. The plans in very good condition. The sections are: A.1. St Johns Wood; A.2. Battle Bridge; A.3. Hackney; B.1. Kensington; B.2. Westminster, City &c.; B.3. Docks; C.1. Chelsea; C.2. Kennington; C.3. Old Kent Road. The set comprises sheets 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 only of the overall issue of forty four sheets. Covering the central zone only it is complete in itself, the age of the slipcase and the catalogue slip on the upper board suggest that it was always thus. Howgego notes that the full version extends from Tottenham down to Tooting and Barking across to Hanwell. & The imprints to the plans variously state that the surveys on which they are based commenced in 1848 and were completed in either 1850 or 1851.& Being a skeleton map, the plan features only the roads and streets (though also the altitudes), all other extraneous details were excluded. The map was often used for official purposes and, being pared down, could be adapted and embellished to different uses. Howgego, No. 413.

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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

      S.W. Benedict, New York, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. First Spanish edition of the California constitutional convention of 1849. Full contemporary calf, hinges slightly cracked, a few surface scars to leather but generally attractive. Foxing to endpapers and slight scattered foxing and browning to the text. 436pp, XIII pp appendix. Sabin 8661 (English ed. of 1850) Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039741. .

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        The Life of Mohammad, from original sources

      Allahabad: at the Presbyterian Mission Press, Rev. Jos. Warren, Superintendent,, 1851. Octavo (215 × 136 mm), pp. 210. Original green printed wrappers, neatly rebacked to style. Slight browning to wrappers, a little light marginal foxing in places, still a very good copy. First edition of this exceedingly rare Indian-printed work, the English-language nucleus of what was to become the author's chef d'oeuvre (in German) a decade later. From the collection of the German orientalist Wilhelm Ahlwardt (1828–1909), with his autograph ownership inscription at the head of the front wrapper. The Austrian-born orientalist Sprenger (1813–1893) obtained British citizenship in 1838 and went to India in 1843. From 1850 to 1854 he was the head of the Madrasas in Calcutta and Hooghly and translator to the government of India. His continuing interest in the biography of Muhammad eventually led to his Das Leben und die Lehre des Mohammad (3 vols., 1861–5), mainly based on the analysis of Arabic sources which were unknown until then. "Sprenger's aim was to show that the emergence of Islam was more a product of the zeitgeist than the act of the prophet Muhammad. The importance of this and other works lies primarily in the fact that Sprenger looked at his subject from a global perspective. This, and his insight into oriental society and its way of thinking, distinguished him from many of his contemporaries. Sprenger's theories on the emergence of Islam became, though extremely controversial, of great importance for the further development of Islamic studies" (ODNB). The work was published in two issues: some copies contain an 18pp. supplement, "Mohammad's journey to Syria and Professor Fleischer's opinion thereon", not present here. Any precedence between the two issues is not known.

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        Chess Tournament Crosstables:

      4 volumes: Volume (1851-1900) iv+166+[27 unnumbered] pages with bibliography and appendix; Volume 2 1900-1910 v[1]+[167]-354+[2]pages; Volume 3 (1911-1920) iv+[355]-520A+[2 unnumbered] pages; Volume 4 (1921-1930) iii+[350A]+[496A]+[520B]+[521]-920+xvi pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Over 375 cross-tables, including a list of tournaments in series. (Lusis: 1382) Volume 1 second printing, volumes 2, 3 and 4 first editions.Issued in four volumes over a period of various dates.Condition:Corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends and hinges rubbed, gilt dulled. Volume A very good set issued without jackets.

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      Wheeling [VA]: H. Hoblitzell, 1851. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. Signed. An attractively bright, unsophisticated copy of archaeologist Will De Hass'; best known work. Early Settlement and Indian Wars contains historical accounts of the settlement of the Ohio Valley and northwestern Virginia, the British expulsion of the French from that area, the warfare between the settlers and Indians previous to 1795, and sketches of significant frontiersmen [see Harry Malcolm Forbes'; article in The West Virginia Encyclopedia]. Noted in the Catalogue of the Streeter sale as "The prime source on the area." With 4 plates and one folding facsimile, and in text illustrations. This copy with a pencil inscription by the author, and dated in the year of publication. (Sabin 19308; Howes D-226; Streeter III 1347). Very Good+ binding.

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture or, Theory and Practice blended in Ship Building. Illustrated with more than fifty engravings

      NY (etc.): D. Appleton & Company (etc.),, 1851. NY (etc.): D. Appleton & Company (etc.), 1851; large quarto (slightly taller than 29.5 cm.), 416 pp., frontis., white on black Plates (some in multiple Parts) and Figures not included in the pagination; library book plate and markings, light general age toning but a sound and near very good copy in later cloth; designed as a "novitiate's" guide and with a view to "elementary instruction" but actually requires some previous experience in the field and includes ample material for advanced students. Photos available upon request.

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        Die Zahnheilkunde nach ihrem neuesten Standpunkte. Ein Lehrbuch für Zahnärzte und Aerzte

      Erlangen, Palm u. Enke 1851.. gr.-8°. 482 S., 6 lithogr. Taf., 1 Bl. (Druckfehlerverz.). Ln. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. u. Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln. Sehr guter Zustand. EA Hirsch-H. III, 792 - Joseph Linderer (1809-1878), Sohn Jacob Callman Linderers, der als Pionier des Zahnersatzes gilt. Sein Sohn Joseph hat das wissenschaftliche Werk seines Vaters fortgesetzt und weiter ausgebaut. Im vorl. Werk wird u. a. der Gegenstand der Kieferorthopädie und Orthodontie behandelt.

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        A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Cotton Manufacture of Dacca, in Bengal. By a former resident of Dacca

      London: John Mortimer, 1851. small octavo, xvi, 152 pp., woodcuts in text; bound in full contemp. leather, joints professionally repaired, covers worn at extremeties, minor ownership markings, book plate removed from rear endpaper, overall textually clean & tight. Photos available upon request.

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        Colomba (Lettre autographe signée de l'auteur, exemplaire sur Japon, reliure signée)

      - Lettre autographe signée et datée de mars 1851 : « Monsieur & cher confrère, j'espérais vous voir l'autre jour aux bibliophiles. ». Compositions de Gaston Vuillier, gravées à l'eau forte par Omer Bouchery. Un des 100 Exemplaires (N° 179) sur Japon avec un double état des gravures dont l'un avant la lettre avec remarques (tirage total 1200). Paris, Ferroud, Librairie des Amateurs, 1913. Grand in 8 avec catalogue de la librairie en fin d'ouvrage. Reliure signée « J. Van West », en plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs dorés (légèrement insolé), caissons dorés, encadrements des plats à triple filets dorés, encadrement des plats intérieurs d'une large motif de roulette doré, tranches des plats à double filets dorés, tête haute dorée, couvertures conservées. Exemplaire de bibliophile exceptionnel.

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        [Kempis, Thomas Á] De Imitatione Christi: Libri Quatuor

      Tournai: Casterman, 1851. 509pp. Editio stereotypa. Very legibly printed in tiny 2-point type. Bound in black morocco with four raised bands on the spine, with gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. A fine copy in an elegant binding. A.e.g. From the collection of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., with his booklabel. (See Spielmann 481A; Welsh 3700; Mikrobiblion 234). (2 1/4 by 1 5/8; 57x42mm).

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        Views of the Gold Regions of Australia

      London,: Hogarth, 1851.. Folio, lithographic title-page and five tinted lithograph plates; a fine copy in the original illustrated wrappers (a little rubbed), preserved in a cloth solander box with morocco label. A lovely copy of the rare London printing of George French Angas' goldfields views. This edition was lithographed in London and contains slight differences to the Sydney printing. Importantly, this indicates that the lithographs prepared for this issue are in fact based on a fresh set of drawings sent by Angas to his London publisher. The process was most successful, achieving sharp and beautifully graded lithographs that showcase Angas' considerable skill as a landscape artist and draughtsman.The misspelling of Angas' name on the title-page of this album has produced speculation about publisher's legitimacy in issuing the views. In Travel in Aquatint and Lithography Abbey postulated 'The fact that the artist has been mistakenly given as Angus suggests that this London version was published without Angas' knowledge.' Yet a letter of July 1851 from Angas to William Hogarth states 'I have just sent off to you...a packet containing 5 original sketches I have made on the spot of the Australian Goldfields at Ophir - for publication and dividing profits - I think them likely to have an immense sale...' The letter further notes that a set of tracings have been sent by another mail in case the originals are lost.Later correspondence shows Angas disappointed with the financial returns from the London edition of his goldfields views, possibly it was produced in a very limited number. Issued in two forms, one was bound in cloth and another in illustrated wrappers repeating the text and gold washing scene that decorates the title page.Ferguson makes note of a contents leaf that was not included in all copies (including the present example). It is an understandable omission given the contents erroneously list six plates when only five were prepared for the London edition. The copy we offer is in fine condition, in its original binding of wrappers with a thin cloth spine, and there is no indication that a contents leaf has ever been present.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 583; Ferguson, 5996; Tregenza 'George French Angas', p.21-22; Wantrup, 241.

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      Berlin: Lithographed by J. Tempeltey, Printed by Delius Brothers, 1851.. Tinted lithograph, in two attached sections, image size 16 x 97 cm., with ample margins. Slight variation in tone between the two sheets, otherwise a fine copy. A large and handsome panoramic view of the town of New Braunfels, Texas, described by Ron Tyler in his book on Texas lithographs as "one of the handsomest of all pre-Civil War lithographs of Texas." The view was produced as part of the land promotion effort of the Adelsverein, an association of German noblemen who founded extensive German settlements in Texas in the 1840s and 1850s. Chief among them was New Braunfels, the largest town in the German colony. The town was named for Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, the first president of the Adelsverein. The view shows the town of New Braunfels from a hill south of town, an observation point which the German traveller, Dr. Ferdinand Roemer, described as offering "a beautiful and commanding view of the whole town, and of the neighboring hills, forests, and valleys, for several miles around." The view looks north from this vantage point to the town spread out across a plain, bounded on the north by the watercourse of Comal Creek. A man lounges in the foreground, livestock grazes, and several travellers are on the roads from town. The whole town lies under the cloud-banked sky of a still Texas summer day. The artist who drew the panorama was Conrad Caspar Rordorf, a German engraver, etcher, and watercolorist born in Zurich in 1800. He went to Texas in the mid-1840s, and died violently the same year he drew the scene of New Braunfels, shot in a dispute over land. He was probably commissioned to do the panorama by the Adelsverein. This exceptional lithograph is quite rare.

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        Panorama of Cape Town and surrounding scenery. / Dedicated by permission to His Honor Charles Henry Darling, Lieut. Governor of the colony,/ by his obedient Servant / Thos W Bowler

      [London]: Day & Son, [no date but circa 1851-1855]. Lithograph after Bowler, drawn on stone by Edmund Walker, printed in black and two colours by Day & Son. 14 7/8 x 49 5/8 inches. One of the finest and most important images of Cape Town and environs from the mid-nineteenth century The English artist Thomas Bowler was one of the most important painters of the landscape of the Cape Colony in the nineteenth-century. He first arrived from England in 1834, as an assistant to the astronomer Thomas MacLear. Over the next tree decades, his masterful watercolours captured the dramatic South Africa countryside from numerous vantage points. He work experienced immediate popularity, and is now highly regarded for not only its aesthetic qualities, but as highly important pictorial documents of the region's historical development. Bowler's works were copied by London printers with especially fine treble-tinted lithography techniques that preserved the subtle majesty of the works in the original medium. The present lithograph is one of Bowler's finest and most important images, depicting a broad panorama centered on the thriving port of Cape Town, with its great natural harbour enlivened by the presence of numerous ships. This perspective is framed by the imposing coulisses of Table Mountain, on the right, and the Lion's Head and Signal Hill on the left. In the foreground, laborers rest amongst a bucolic landscape. The quality of the engraving faithfully captures the vibrant colour and play of light that typifies the Cape country. This lithograph, produced by Day & Son, the official royal printmakers, is after the watercolour that Bowler dedicated to Charles Henry Darling, the Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony, whose arms are featured beneath the print.

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin

      N.Y.: J. H. Colton, 1851. Pict. cloth, 89pp + 18pp, folding map. HOWES S615. Colton's guides appeared in many forms and editions, the maps were extremely helpful. The folding map in this copy has short splits at the folds, which have been carefully mended with archival tape. Corners & edges worn, short split in spine sl foxed. . Ltr prtg. edition.. Hardcover. Very Good minus. 6.24" x 4".

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        A History of Greece

      London. John Murray. 1851-1856. Lavishly bound by J. Adams in 3/4 blind-ruled calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with most elaborate gilt tooled fleural motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands, head and tailpieces. Gilt titled red and green morocco labels. Marble endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. 6.0" x 9.0". The Third Edition. Illustrated with 19 maps of which 14 are folding. Spines evenly and mildly sunned. Various maps moderately foxed with several bearing minor repairs. A Fine, hugely appealing set of this classic historical work.

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        Six views of the Gold Fields of Ophir

      Sydney,: Woolcott & Clarke,, 1851.. Oblong folio, six tinted lithographs, with the leaf of "Description of the Plates", a little dusted and slightly worn at edges, a few corners neatly repointed not affecting text or plates; an excellent copy preserving the original printed upper wrapper, a little marked and rubbed, early ownership annotation at corner, edges neatly restored; cloth box. Very scarce: the 'first folio of goldfields views published in Australia' (Wantrup). This set of six views was the first and only significant graphic record of the New South Wales goldfields that was to appear.Ophir, near Bathurst, was the scene of the first major gold rush in Australia. Angas was in New South Wales when news of large discoveries of gold arrived: his views of the hectic activity on the new goldfields are the first visual record of the beginnings of the Australian gold rushes. 'These lithographs are among his most successful artistic productions; carefully composed and delicately, but firmly, executed, making expert use of the technical possibilities of the lithographic process to produce a very pleasing pencil like texture, with subtle highlights in the buff-coloured background...' (John Tregenza, George French Angas, 1980).A good note in Roger Butler's recent Printed Images in Colonial Australia underlines the significance of Angas' work. Butler writes that Angas had studied lithography in England with Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, a natural history artist, and quickly proved to be adept at the technique. He first arrived in Australia in 1843, touring, sketching, and exhibiting his work in Adelaide and Sydney. He returned to London in 1846 and staged a successful show before publishing his famous South Australia Illustrated. He was back in New South Wales when news of the discovery of gold reached Sydney, and he immediately 'joined one of the first parties that proceeded to the Ophir diggings ... crossing the Blue Mountains on foot, and sleeping under a dray at night, in the depth of winter'.Angas, Butler continues, published the first of the resulting images in Sydney on 19 July 1851. The fresh and lively depictions of life on the goldfields were well-received, and a contemporary review praised their fidelity, calling them 'immeasurably superior to any colonial lithographs we have ever seen'. The entire set, printed in Sydney, became available with the letterpress description and printed wrapper, as here, in October of the same year.Although exact numbers are not known, this original Sydney issue must have been very small. Angas himself wrote to his London publisher with the comment that he could only get around three or four hundred pulls from a stone before it deteriorated in the tough Australian conditions: given that many of the lithographs were purchased separately, it is little wonder that this complete suite of images is now so rare. A London edition followed, with plates newly executed from original sketches Angas forwarded to his publisher.Wantrup, 239.

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      Madrid: Imprenta de la real Audiencia de la Historia, 1851-1855.. Four volumes. cxii,632,[1]pp. plus five plates; vii,511,[2]pp. plus three plates (two of which are folding maps); viii,651,[2]pp. plus two plates (of which one is a map); viii,619,[2]pp. plus five plates (of which one is a color folding map). Half titles. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary tree calf, raised bands, neatly rebacked with original gilt spines laid down, gilt morocco labels. 20th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper of the first volume and half title of the fourth volume. Plates slightly browned and foxed, text generally clean. A very good set. The first complete edition of Oviedo, publishing much of the manuscript for the first time, and containing the first full- length printing of the sections originally published in Spain in 1526, 1535, and 1547. "Contains so much material not included in the original Spanish editions...that it may properly be included in this compilation as a new work" - Howes. Edited by Jose Amador de los Rios, this comprehensive edition also adds maps, a bibliography, and an excellent biography of Oviedo. Palau characterizes this edition as "magnifica en todos conceptos, tanto por el merito historico y literario como por la presentacion nitida y correcta." Oviedo's account of events differs considerably from that of Las Casas; indeed, the two found themselves on opposite sides in many matters, including the debate concerning the nature and rights of the Indians. A Spanish official and courtier, Oviedo proved to be an acute observer of the natural history of the New World. He spent almost twenty years in Panama, Colombia, and on Hispaniola, and observed with great interest the Indians and the animal and vegetable life of the new lands. To him we owe the first extant descriptions of many New World species, as well as the best picture of what the New World was like in the early 1500s. "This is the source from which most literary writers have drawn their accounts of the early occurrences in the New World" - Church. GRIFFIN 2088. PALAU 89532. SERVIES 3686. HOWES O159. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2870. LeCLERC 433. GRAFF 3147. SABIN 57990.

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        Colton's Township Map of the State of Wisconsin, Compiled from the United States Surveys, & Other Authentic Sources

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1851. "Drawn by George W. Colton Engraved by J. M. Atwood New York." Full period color, 23¾ x 27¾ inches, folding into gilt- stamped brown cloth covers. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper left. First edition. Karpinski notes later editions of 1852, 1854, 1855, 1856, etc. Townships and settlement are restricted to the south and east, with northern and western Wisconsin completely devoid of development. One railroad runs from Milwaukee west to Waukesha. Not in Rumsey. Karrow 6, 1706

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      [New-Buda, Iowa]. Jan. 24, 1851.. 22pp. manuscript. Folio. Loose sheets. Some dust soiling. Overall good. Lajos Kossuth's eloquent and impassioned appeal for Hungarian freedom from centuries of Austrian tyranny, here prepared by the leader of a community of Hungarian exiles living in Iowa. In a paragraph on the last page, Kossuth appoints Ughazi his representative to the United States. The manuscript seems to have been aimed at garnering American support for the Hungarian cause, soon after the failures of the revolution of 1848 and subsequent short-lived Hungarian republic led by Kossuth. New-Buda was the location of an early Hungarian settlement in Iowa. An important work of a leading Hungarian immigrant. EBERSTADT 163:284.

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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); Blanck's first binding of slate A cloth with embossed circular publisher's device to front and rear boards; [i-xxiv], [1]-[635] + 6pp. publisher's ads. Original orange-coated endpapers. A good, unrestored copy. Spine has faded to tan, with consequent dulling to gilt; small losses to cloth at spine ends, joints and board edges, with one small, old inexpert repair to cloth at base of spine. Front free endpaper with a small (ca. 1/2") abrasion, the result of an ill-advised erasure, which has further suffered an undignified later attempt at re-coloring. Scattered foxing within, but text generally fresh and tight. Bookplate of Miriam Dyer-Bennett to front pastedown. In custom morocco and marbled paper clamshell box. & & A firm, unsophisticated copy of Melville's masterpiece, preceded by a three-volume London edition a month earlier. The American edition was 3000 copies, but the book sold poorly, and many unsold copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1854. BAL 13664. GROLIER AMERICAN 60.

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        The Waverley Novels [Abbotsford Edition, Complete in 12 Volumes]

      Appleton. Hardcover. New York, n.d. (probably the 1851 printing). Twelve quarto volumes finely bound by J. Macdonald Bindery of New York in handsome 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper. Spines in six compartments, gilt tops of pages and gilt inlays on raised spine bands. A fine, exceptionally bound set, which would be very fine except for a few tiny scuffs to leather and very faint foxing to a few preliminary pages. Illustrated with about 2,000 engravings, this is one of the nicest editions of the Waverley Novels. Illustrators include Stanfield, Roberts, Sir David Wilkie, Leitch, Creswick, McCulloch, and others. A beautifully illustrated and bound set. . Fine. 1851.

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        Gleanings, pictorial and antiquarian, on the Overland Route.

      Hall London 1851 - Second edition. Royal 8vo., engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, map, 25 engraved plates, 23 woodcuts, original green cloth gilt, light soiling, occasional light spotting, an excellent copy. Most of the book is concerned with Malta [11 engravings] and Gibraltar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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