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        Autograph manuscript, Unsigned

      1851 - Autograph manuscript in Thoreau's hand; off-white paper with one horizontal crease and a few stray pencil marks to text; reinforced to edges with thicker paper. This excerpt from Thoreau's journal quotes a passage from John James Garth Wilkinson's The Human Body and Its Connexion with Man: Illustrated by the Principal Organs in which Wilkinson discusses the importance of footpaths in a large English town, which he believes should be kept well-maintained at the expense of the public. Thoreau's entry passionately supports what Wilkinson writes, and laments that man is limited with only highways and parks to travel through. He writes: "I should die from mere nervousness at the Thought of such confinement.," and questions whether those who are confined to only certain areas can be said to be living at all. Well-known for his support of public lands preservation and environmental conservation, Thoreau continued to advocate for the importance of access to nature in his well-known work, Walden, published three years after this journal entry.

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        Cuba in 1851 : containing authentic statistics of the population, agriculture and commerce of the island for a series of years, with official and other documents in relation to the revolutionary movements of 1850 and 1851

      New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1851. Printed outer wraps. Map frontispiece, map on page 9, portrait page 77. 80 pp., followed by (16) pp. ads. An extraordinary publication, of the utmost rarity. no copy has appeared at auction, and most library-held copies appear to be the electronic version, reproduced from the copy in the Library of Congress. Sabin 36444. While the content of the 80 pp of text are useful and vital to the research of Cuba at this time, an equally interesting and useful reference may be made of the 16 pp. Booksellers catalogue included at the end, wherein a huge number of different fonts and typesetting devices are found. In a 1965 catalogue from Eberstadt in NY (with a price of $100), the following is noted: Sabin 36444; Caldwell, p. 132. Contains some of the Cuban sources, personal narratives of participants, and letters from those who were about to die. VG, customary scattered foxing but a very clean and bright copy of a rare item.

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        Handbuch zur Kenntniß Ungarns, ferner: Siebenbürgens, der serbischen Woiwodschaft, des Temescher Banates, Slavoniens, Croatiens, der k. k. Militairgrenze und des ungarischen Litorales. : in historisch-geographisch-statistischer, in topographischer, ökonomischer, industrieller und commercieller Beziehung, insbesondere mit einer erschöpfenden Darstellung der ganzen Auswanderungsangelegenheit, und für Auswanderer nach jenen Ländern speziell eingerichtet und verfaßt / von Julian Chownitz (J. Chowanetz)

      Bamberg Buchner'sche Buchhandlung, 1851 - Mit einer gefalteten lithographischen Karte und 8 Falttabellen. Engelmann 1004,- Umfangreiche Beschreibung Gebiets, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Auswanderungsmöglichkeiten für Auswanderer. Das letzte Kapitel mit einem Vergleich der Möglichkeiten für Neuansiedler in den USA und Ungarn. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild

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        [FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF BERING'S EXPEDITION] Severnaya ekspeditsiya, 1733-1743 [i.e. Northern Expedition, 1733-1743]

      St. Petersburg, 1851. [2], ix, 271, [1] pp. Octavo. With five folding engraved maps at rear. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt lettered title on the spine. Occasional pencil markings in text, first free endpaper removed, spine mildly faded, but overall a very good copy in very original condition. First edition. Very rare. This is a small print run offprint in book form from the extensive article first published in part IX of the important Russian journal Zapiski Gidrographicheskago Departamenta Morskago Ministerstva, Izdavayemye s Visochaishago Razresheniia (i.e. Notes of the Hydrographical Department of the Naval Ministry Published by the Highest Permission, SPb., 1851, pp. 190-469). Worldcat finds only two copies of the journal publication (University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Columbia University). The print run of the separate edition is not known, but as a comparison, the print run of the offprint of N. Ivashintsov's Russian Circumnavigations, also first published in the Zapiski (parts VII and VIII, 1849-1850), was stated to be 25 copies, and the book was not intended for sale (Lada-Mocarski, 135). This is the first comprehensive history of the Great Northern Expedition of 1733-43 under command of Vitus Bering, which resulted in the European discovery of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the Commander Islands, Bering Island, as well as detailed mapping of most of the Arctic coast of Siberia and the Kuril Islands. The book is based on the original documents of the expedition found in the Chief Naval Archive of the Russian Empire, the archives of the Hydrographical Department of the Imperial Naval Ministry, and Archive and Library of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. The preface outlines previous publications and works on the topic (maps and books of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle, Gerhard Miller, Gavrila Sarychev, Stepan Krasheninnikov, Georg Steller, Johann Gmelin, Johann Fischer, Ferdinand Wrangell, and others), and analyses the main archival sources used during writing the book. The supplements include: 1) ''Bering's Proposals'' (first complete publication of the manuscript with the proposals compiled by Vitus Bering upon his return from the First Kamchatka Expedition, they became one of the reasons for the organization of the Great Northern Expedition); 2) First Russian translation of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle's ''Explication de la carte des nouvelles découvertes au nord de la mer de sud'' (1752); 3) List of members of the Great Northern Expedition; 4) Number of various types of the Expedition members (officers, doctors and their associates, clerks, carpenters, soldiers, drummers, sail repairs etc.), 4) Expenses of the Expedition; 5) Chirikov Proposal of the 25th July, 1746 (based on the results of the Expedition); 6) Miscellaneous notes. Five folding maps show: 1) Russian Arctic and northeastern Siberia from Novaya Zemlya to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands; 2) North Pacific Ocean with detailed view of the Bering Sea and the coast of Alaska and North America as far south as the Monterey Bay; 3) routes of Bering and Chirikov (Alaska); 4) Spanberg and Walton (the Kuril Islands and Japan); 5) the Kayak Island (the Gulf of Alaska). The first two maps are compiled on the basis of the modern surveys (up to the 1850s), and the last three maps are the first publications based on the original maps of Lt. Sven Waxell (1701-1762) and navigator Sofron Khitrovo (d. 1756) (manuscript Map of the seen American Land with the newly discovered Islands, was found in the archives of the Hydrographical Department), Captain Alexey Chirikov (1703-1748), and Captain Martin Spanberg (1696-1761); the map of the Kayak Island was copied from the map in the journal of Sofron Khitrovo (found in the Library of the Academy of Sciences). The maps specify the discoveries made by Chirikov and Bering, positions of the ships on specific dates, relief of the Kayak Island and the Alaskan coast, sea depths. The author of the book was Alexander Petrovich Sokolov (1816-1858), a noted historian of the Russian navy, known for his works Bering and Chirikov (1849), Chronicle of Wrecks and Fires on the Vessels of the Russian Fleet (1854), Russian Maritime Library (first comprehensive attempt of Russian bibliography on naval and maritime topics, first published in several parts of the Zapiski of the Hydrographical Department, 1847-1852; first separate edition in 1883), and others. Soliday Part B-1261j; "Contains a full account of the voyages of Bering and Chirikov to the Northwest American Coast" (Wickersham 6116).

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan.

      Impresas por M.N. de la Vega, 1851. First edition. Born in 1816 in the small town of Tizayuca in what is now the state of Hidalgo, Rodriguez Galvan is widely credited with being the initiator of the Romantic movement in Mexico. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and was the editor of several periodicals, most especially Calendario de las Señoritas Mexicanas and Año Nuevo, El Recreo de las Familias. He died of yellow fever in Havana in 1842 at the age of 27 while en route to South America on a diplomatic mission. A few of the poems in vol. I were penned in => Havana before his death. These volumes offer his "Composiciones líricas originales" in vol. I and "Composiciones dramáticas originales" in vol. II. The frontispiece is a fine lithographic portrait of Don Ignacio, in Romantic style of course; there is a liberal use of handsome tailpieces. The whole was compiled and edited by the author's brother Antonio. => This first edition is uncommon in our experience as dealers in Mexicana. Provenance: Masonic stamp, "Porfirio del Rio" on title-page; inscription to fly-leaf of A. Quijano, 1916.

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        Opérations du Neuvième corps de la Grande Armée en Silésie, sous le commandement en chef de S.A.I. le prince Jérôme Napoléon, 1806-1807...

      Corréard, 1851. Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 382; (4) 145 (5). Con 9 carte topografiche stampate su carta forte e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in stato di conservazione molto buono. Edizione originale, rara.

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        1851 Tallis Illustrated LONDON Great Exhibition Cathedral Crystal Palace 4v

      London & New York: John Tallis and Co., [1851]. - 1851 Tallis Illustrated LONDON Great Exhibition Cathedral Crystal Palace 4v A rare first edition of John Tallis’s “Illustrated London.” This book was written and illustrated in remembrance of The Great Exhibition, or Crystal Palace Exhibition, of 1851. This International festival was first of many world’s fairs that would exhibit cultures and industry from around the world. This fine, illustrated work features views and descriptions of scenes and landmarks from around England and London including: • Hyde Park, Exhibition center • British Museum • St. Paul’s Cathedral • St. Saviour’s Church • National Gallery • London Railway Station • The Tower • Treasury building • Richmond Hill • The London Bridge & Docks o Ships and sea vessels • Parliament • Chelsea Hospital • London University Item number: #1519 Price: $550 GASPEY, William Tallis's illustrated London : in commemoration of the Great Exhibition of all Nations in 1851. London & New York: John Tallis and Co., [1851]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volumes: (v.1-2; 320p), (v.3-4; 304p) o 158 steel engraved plates! • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • References: NSTC 2G3316 • Provenance: o Stamp – Antoine Robein o Handwritten – M. Shrenstein • Language: English • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1519 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA. DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE LITERATURA, CIENCIAS, ARTES, AGRICULTURA, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO. 37 Vol. más 3 de complementos.

      Madrid: Est. Tip. de Mellado, / 1865 ; Paris: Firmin Didot Fréres editeurs, 1872.- 1851 - 37 vol. de 1000 columnas (500 páginas) aproximadamente cada uno, más 3 volúmenes de ilustraciones; 24 x 16 cm.- Pasta española de época. Lomos sobados. Sellos en portadas. Marcas de óxido. A pesar de esto ejemplar muy aceptable. Los tres volúmenes de Atlas están completos en láminas. Consultar con la librería para información sobre temática de las láminas. Enciclopedia

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        THE CRICKETER'S MANUAL;CONTAINING A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER, HISTORY, AND ELEMENTS OF CRICKET .

      Baily Brothers 1851 - Includes a short history of cricket, laws of the game, a list of principal grounds and clubs, cricket songs and biographies of Mynn and Pilch. "A comprehensive little volume, and stored with good stuff for the patrons of the bat, ball, and wicket". 5th edition. 12mo. 110pp + many advert pages. Original brown cloth covers with gilt title to front and gilt to pages edges. Originally purchased from WH Smith on The Strand. A very good copy.

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        The Dramatic and Poetical Works Complete in one volume

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1851 - A fine unsigned binding, with a lovely fore edge painting of a bridge over a river. (And some fine poetry and prose of course!) Red full leather binding with profuse gilt decoration. 6 raised bands with gilt details to the spine. All edges gilt, with fore edge painting to the open edge. A touch of rubbing to the edges, and slight fading to the spine - but overall a very nice example of this work. viii, 1-848. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Als- Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Autobiographischer Inhalt.

      Poststempel: Freiburg 24.III.1851. 3 Seiten gr.-4. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse. Ausschnitt zum Öffnen des Siegels fachgerecht repariert (Verlust einiger Zeilenenden). Karl Heinrich Baumgärtner (1798-1886), Pathologe und Physiologe, entwickelte die "Bildungskugeltheorie", eine Vorläuferin von Schwanns Zelltheorie. - An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig mit umfangreichen "Notizen über mein Leben und meine Wirksamkeit", die für seine Biographie in der 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855) bestimmt waren."... 1820 wurde ich Regimentsarzt und im Spätjahre 1824 Professor der medicinischen Klinik zu Freiburg. - Meine Schriften sind theils physiologischen und theils therapeutischen Inhalts. Die ersteren enthalten vorzugsweise Beobachtungen aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Thiere und Untersuchungen über den Kreislauf des Blutes. Schon 1830 suchte ich darzuthun, daß die Spaltungen des Eidotters kuglichte Massen zu ihrem Resultate haben, aus welchen sich die Einzeltheile des Thieres entwickeln, und beschrieb die stufenweise Umwandlung solcher Kugeln zu Blutkörperchen (welches wohl die erste durchgeführte Beobachtung über die Entwicklungs geschichte einzelner Gewebe ist). Im Jahre 1835 sprach ich die Idee der Entwicklung aller Einzeltheile aus diesen Kugeln noch vollständiger aus und gab ihr den Namen Bildungskugeln. Nachdem im Jahre 1839 Schwann die Zellentheorie aufgestellt hatte, erklärte ich mich zuerst gegen die neue Theorie, ... bald aber erkannte ich, daß die beiden Lehren sich nicht gegenseitig ausschließen ..." - Am Kopf ein zeitgenössischer Bleistiftvermerk "An Hrn. Prof. Bock" - gemeint ist der Anatom Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874), der den Lexikonartikel über Baumgärtner verfassen sollte.In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus.Sehr selten.

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        Masters and Workmen

      ondon- T.C. Newby, 1851 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this novel by Frederick Chichester. Complete in three volumes. Frederick R Chichester, who wrote predominantly under a pseudonym, was a prolific writer of novels in the nineteenth century. Despite the great number of novels he wrote, his works are rarely seen for sale. This work muses on poverty and the class system in England, and illustrated Chichester's charitable disposition and dedication to social reform, for which he was well known. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, sound with some rubbing, particularly to the head of the spines. Lacking spine label to volume II. Rear hinge strained to volume III. Front hinge strained after title page to volume II with page 3/4 detached but present. Front hinge strained after endpaper to volume I. Personal bookplate of Francis Ravenscroft to front pastedown of all volume with library number label from personal library. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, particularly to volume II. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851. 6 vols. London & New York, J. Tallis, [c.1851]

      - First Edition. 6 vols. 4to, pp. [i]-iv, [5]-138; 139-268; [1]-108; 109-196; 197-262, [1]-30; 31-110, [16] i.e. titles to volumes II & III, and contents and lists of illustrations to all volumes; 144 engraved plates; distributed through the six divisions 25, 23, 24,24,24 & 23; original blue pictorial cloth, gilt designed by H. Bibby and executed by Thomas Staples, showing the fa?ade and transept of the Crystal Palace; last division slightly dampstained on upper cover and recently recased [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk., "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Europa, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Künstlergraphik, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk. "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      - Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte"; die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS

      GROMBRIDGE AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW, 1851. N. 6 volumi in -8 (16,5 x 25 cm.), legatura mezza pelle verde con angoli, piatti carta marmorizzata, dorso con nervature, filetti e scritte in oro all'interno di tassello in pelle marrone, tagli col. cuoio, pp. V, II, 364, 60 tav. finemente incise e acquarellate raffiguranti uccelli, IV, 360, 60 tav. a colori, IV, 391, (1), IV, 330, 62 tav. a colori, IV, 315, (1), 57 tav. a colori, XI, (1), 290, 60 tav. a colori. Testo in inglese. L'opera è da considerarsi in buone condizioni, integra e ben legata malgrado il differente colore dei piatti del 1° vol. che è sui toni del marrone anzichè verde sfumato e i due tasselli al dorso con scritte del 1° e 2° volume che sono col. cotto anziche rossicci. Leggere fioriture su alcuni fogli e tracce d'uso alle copertine - PRIMA EDIZIONE - Opera completa di tutte le 358 tavole incise. 1° Edition - 8vo, a complete set with all 358 hand coloured plates present. Some light spotting to text in a couple of vols and some tissue guards are spotted, causing a trifle spotting to perhaps half of the plates. Bound in contemporary dark green calf leather, original red labels present, one a little faded and chipped and its spine sl more worn that the others. Good condition++ SECOLO XIX (seconda metà)

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 426; viii, 426 pp. Contemporary black calf over green moiré silk sides, spine with gilt rules, gilt lettered direct to two panels. 10 colour plates, 8 wood engravings and a folding map. Browning to the map which has repairs to folds on the verso, some older with linen and some newer with tissue, slight fading and rubbing to the spines, else a very good set.

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        Memoirs of a Literary Veteran; Including Sketches and Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Literary Characters from 1794 to 1849: In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1851 - First edition. Complete three volume set. Original decorative blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles. Owner's bookplate, light dampstain on front endpapers of all three volumes, a good only set with spine ends and corners chipped and bumped and some loss of the spine heads. Containing Poetical genius in the Far North by Byron and Beattie, with recollections of Sir Brooke Boothby, Sir Walter Scott, Enlightened criticism on Wordsworth's poetry, Sir Walter Scott's diary, recollections of Thomas Campbell and Haydon, and much more. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The World's Metropolis, or Mighty London].

      London For the Proprietors ca. -5 1851 - First edition. 4to, engraved title-page titled Views of London, including The Royal Palace, with pictorial vignette, 49 engraved plates, original red blindstamped cloth gilt, bookseller's ticket of Ann McClary, 42, St. James Street, scattered light foxing, binding worn and slightly soiled, all edges gilt, a very good set. Many of the engravings are after Shepherd, and these form an interesting supplement to his work in "Metropolitan Improvements". The theme of the work was topography and architecture. The publishing history of this work is very complicated, and there are several variant title-pages as well as differences in collation. The present copy has a total of 49 illustrations. Adams writes: "All engravings and lithographs met within several copies of Mighty London are here listed but are unlikely to be found in their entirety in any one copy." (listing a maximum of 115 illustrations numbered 0-114). Adams 213. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revue historique du regne de l'empereur Nicolas I. [???????????? ????????? ???????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????? I].

      Tip. ekpeditsii zagotovleniya gos. bumag Skt. Peterburg 1851 - VIII, 214, [6] pp. Contemporary presentation blue velvet binding, blind tooling to covers, all edges gilt, owner's inscription to half-title; very slightly rubbed. Beautifully bound copy of this overview of the reign of Nicholas I written by one of the most respected historians of that time. Nikolay Ustrialov (1805 –1870) was a Russian historian and professor at the Saint Petersburg University. He published a number of important works on history of Russia, which were favourably received by the Imperial court and government. In 1847 Ustrialov published a historical overview of the reign of Nicholas I in Russian to serve as a textbook for the University students. So important the work was considered that Nicholas I personally reviewed the manuscript and introduced corrections. The original edition was followed by the French translation four years later. The motives of the translator are explained in the introduction. During his travels around Europe Babushkin found the Europeans being very ignorant of the Russian history and culture. The only way to combat it in his opinion would be making reliable historical sources available in the language understood by most of the European courts. Rare. We could not trace the French edition in any public holdings in the West. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traveller's Manual of Conversation in English, German, French, and Italian; together with a copious vocabulary and short questions in those languages; and tables of the relative value of English, German, French, and Dutch coins. Founded upon the works of Boldoni, Mad. de Genlis and others.

      Charles Baedeker Coblenz 1851 - Eighth edition. xx, 320pp, pencilling on endpapers, hinges cracked, publisher's grey boards, printed paper label laid down on upper board, small stamp on label, red spine; a good copy. "One of the best Travellers Manuals of Conversation" Murrays Handbook for North. Germany IX edit p.273. This is a very good example of one the early phrase-books first started in 1836. All editions pre 1860 are rare. Hinrichsen S9 (for all editions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stones of Venice : The Foundations. The Sea-Stories. The Fall [The H. Bradley Martin copy]

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, Spottiswoodes and Shaw, New-Street-Square [[through 1853], 1851. Three First Impressions, complete, of a key text of the Aesthetic Movement. Imperial 8vo: xvi,413,[1],16[catalogue dated June, 1855], with errata slip following List of Plates; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated March, 1854]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated March,1854]pp, with 53 engraved, lithograph, and mezzotint plates (protected by guard tissues), including seven hand-colored, and wood engraved illustrations in the text, all after drawings by Ruskin. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, covers with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed, terracotta end papers. Housed in handsome purpose-made, morocco-backed pull-off cases by Mounteney. With the bookplate of Harold Greenhill (Australian artist, 1914-1995) and the H. Bradley Martin bookplate mounted to front fly leaf of vol. I. This set was lot 3155 in the Bradley Martin sale, May 1, 1990, hammer $2,250. In almost every regard, a nonpareil set, looking much as it did on day of publication (runs of pages in vols. I and III unopened), with excellent provenance, clean, bright and very fresh, with fine renditions of the plates. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. "Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work's abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs." (ODNB) The 10,000-volume library of Henry Bradley Martin was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York, in six parts, in 1989 and 1990. The catalogue ran to nine volumes. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Goats in a meadow, with a view of a city in the background (possibly Dordrecht, seen the likeness with the church tower of the Grote Kerk).

      Painter and draughtsman C. W. van Rije became a member of Tekengenootschap Pictura in Dordrecht on the 10th of October, 1851. Brush and black and grey ink on velin, 184 x 278 mm. Signed 'C.W. van Rije' on lower left, in the grass area. Several light spots in the sky area, very slight traces of folding in the lower right corner, otherwise in good condition.

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        Voyage of the Prince Albert in search of Sir John Franklin A Narrative of Every day life in the Arctic Seas

      First edition. Folding map, 4 colour plates. 8vo. 20th century half blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, a little sun faded. Very slight spotting within. xvi, 416, 32ads pp. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,

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        Dover Somersworth Rollinsford New Hampshire Great Falls 1851 wall map rare

      1851 - Map of the Towns of Dover, Somersworth and Rollinsford Strafford County, New Hampshire from Original Surveys Under Direction of HF Walling Civil Engineer (North America- United States- Village of Great Falls- Village of Salmon Falls- Cocheco and Salmon Falls Mill Buildings- School House- Historic Houses) Printed 1851, by Walling Original antique linen-backed wall map with the original wooden turned rollers. With original hand color, varnish used has now age toned and yellowed as always. Small vignettes across the map illustrated important architecture such as the large brick cotton mills of the era. Hundreds of houses and buildings shown in outline, many identified by owners name. A detailed, scarce and interesting map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present. In Fair antiquarian condition, visible old dampstaining down the left side as often sen on old wall maps, paper surface with normal typical creasing and crackling, small specks of loss, but mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original linen edging along sides present but loose, the top roller is detached from the map but easily re-attached with tacks or small nails if so desired, overall the map is still attractive and desirable given the rarity of it -- map has been priced according to this condition as described. Please inspect photos closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study them carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown. Sheet measures c. 41 1/4" W x 29" H. Engraved area measures c. 41 1/4" W x 26 1/8" H. [R4575]

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        The Stones of Venice : The Foundations The Sea-Stories The Fall [The H Bradley Martin copy]

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, Spottiswoodes and Shaw, New-Street-Square [[through 1853], 1851. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Three First Impressions, complete, of a key text of the Aesthetic Movement. Imperial 8vo: xvi,413,[1],16[catalogue dated June, 1855], with errata slip following List of Plates; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated March, 1854]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated March,1854]pp, with 53 engraved, lithograph, and mezzotint plates (protected by guard tissues), including seven hand-colored, and wood engraved illustrations in the text, all after drawings by Ruskin. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, covers with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed, terracotta end papers. Housed in handsome purpose-made, morocco-backed pull-off cases by Mounteney. With the bookplate of Harold Greenhill (Australian artist, 1914-1995) and the H. Bradley Martin bookplate mounted to front fly leaf of vol. I. This set was lot 3155 in the Bradley Martin sale, May 1, 1990, hammer $2,250. In almost every regard, a nonpareil set, looking much as it did on day of publication (runs of pages in vols. I and III unopened), with excellent provenance, clean, bright and very fresh, with fine renditions of the plates. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. "Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work's abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs." (ODNB) The 10,000-volume library of Henry Bradley Martin was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York, in six parts, in 1989 and 1990. The catalogue ran to nine volumes. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1851 - Title with woodcut illustration. 8vo. [178 x 115 x 20 mm]. xvi, 287, [1] pp. Contemporary binding of black felt over slightly bevelled boards, both covers embroidered in red thread with four leafy branches and a floral centrepiece and the smooth spine with four flowers. The turn-ins tooled with a gilt bud roll, red goatskin doublures with a border of a gilt double fillet, husk and ball roll and dotted roll, and inner panel of two fillets with tendrils formed by gouges and sprigs and flower-heads, ivory patterned silk free endleaves, gilt edges. Contained within the original black goatskin drop-over box, with flap sides and silver catch, lined with padded white silk. [ebc6126] London: [by Spottiswoodes and Shaw for] Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. An extraordinary binding in very good condition, with just a few trivial marks or spots on the black felt. It is surprising that it is not signed, as it is certainly worthy of identification. 1851 was a year of great creativity.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1851 , 4th Edition (Smith 4/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1851 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 4th Edition in Orignal Paperback Form The covers are a bit dark with some loss to the edges and rounding of the corners, it is tightly bound although some loss of paper to the spine, the internal pages are clean and very presentable and pre dates Wisden. Rare.

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        A year on the Punjab frontier, in 1848-49

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. FIRST EDITION. Each volume with half-title, frontispiece portrait in Volume I, 6 plates (3 colored lithograph, 1 double folding), text illustration, 2 folding plans, and a facsimile letter from Vans Agnew to General Van Cortlandt. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, with the gilt logo of the Society of Writers to the Signet on all covers, small stain to lower corner of front board of Volume II; interiors excellent. First edition of Edwardes account of the Punjab Rebellion of 1848, also known as the second Anglo-Sikh War. Edwardes was appointed to the personal staff of Sir Hugh Gough, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian army, whom he served during the first Anglo-Sikh War (1846-47). Thereafter the Punjab was ruled by a British Resident. With the stirrings of a second rebellion, Edwardes, despite any military training, raised a body of soldiers and defeated rebels loyal to a local Sikh leader. After numerous battles throughout the area, the local governor surrendered following negotiations with Edwardes. As a result of his deeds, he became quite famous and celebrated back in England. Edwardes (1819-1868) returned to the Punjab on a number of occasions, acting as a political appointee posed with the task of maintaining order in the area. For his role in securing the British victory during the War, he is known as the "Hero of Multan.".

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        The Pageant 1896 London, H Henry & Co , 1896

      This hardcover is bound in brown linen with gilt stamped doves and ditto title on the front. It looks as if the cover has some light water damage at the back but this did not resolve in any problems for the contents. The pages are untrimmed. The edges are slightly worn but the overall condition of the book is good. 19 x 26,5 cm, [18] 1-243 [viii] pp. The book contains twenty photo reproductions and some smaller prints. The editor of this book Gleeson White (1851-1898) is mainly known for his writing of critical books and articles about graphic design and art. White was part of a group of influential writers and artists that dominated the changing appearance of British art at the end of the nineteenth century. After he had worked as an editor for several magazines he was asked to be the founding editor for The Studio. This magazine about art and design is still seen as the breakthrough opportunity for great illustrators like Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Rickets and Edmund Dulac. The Studio was influenced by the ideals of the arts and Crafts movement. In The Pageant, White combined the great literature of his time with the art of upcoming artists. It contains stories and illustrations by W. B. Yeats, James McNeil Whistler, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir Edward Burne Jones. B2324

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        The American Flora: Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: Containing Their Scientific and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties, Mode of Culture, Propagation, &C., Designed as a Book of Reference for Botanists, Physicians, Florists, Gardeners, Students, Etc. V.1

      Green & Spencer, Savannah, Georgia 1851 - Edition? Large Octavo? Large Quarto? Leather with gilt lettering to spine (I think these are original front and back cover, but Spine is a repair). Elaborate gilt decoration on front and back cover. gilt edges. Color frontis and 48 color plates. Asa Strong, a physician, was one of the most popular natural history writers of his day. The qualities of each plant are given and its medicinal uses explained. Scattered foxing, confined largely to the text, plates generally clean and brightly colored. Very Good. Bottom corners bumped. Significant rubbing to bottom edge; mild wear to front and top edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fly-fishing in Salt and Fresh Water.

      John Van Voorst. 1851. 8vo. Oriignal green cloth, gilt elttering to spine; pp. viii + 74 + [2, ads.], 6 plates (5 hand-coloured); previous owner's signature to front pastedown, occasional marginal notes and underlining in pencil, very good. First edition. The authorship of this book has been attributed to various people over the years, including Richard Hely Hutchinson, Horace Gordon Hutchinson and, according to a copy seen by Thacher, a Mrs Hutchinson (Angling Books p. 73). That attribution is echoed in this copy, in which '[by _ Hutchinson]' is written in pencil to the front pastedown. However, Paul Morgan in Saltwater flyfishing (1989) fixed the identity of the author as Richard Bowden-Smith, a Hampshire gentleman and sportsman, on the strength of a note found in a copy of the book owned by Walter, Richard's son. Walter attested that his father wrote the book and that his mother, Georgina, drew the six plates. It is a pioneering work on sea fly-fishing, mainly based in Ireland. The plates feature some unusual flies. Westwood & Satchell p. 95.

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        Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age... Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper

      Paris: Victor Masson, 1851. First edition. Delabarre, Antoine (1819-78). Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age, et des moyens de les combattre. xvi, 135, [1]pp., 32-page publisher's catalogue. Wood-engraved text illustrations. Paris: Victor Masson, 1851. 222 x 144 mm. (uncut). Original printed wrappers, spine worn and chipped with partial loss. Minor foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Hommage de l'auteur a Mr. le Docteur Chemin. Delabarre." First Edition. A treatise on dental problems in young children and on the means of treating them, by the surgeon-dentist of the Foundling and Orphan's Hospital of Paris. Delabarre is best known for having introduced the use of gutta-percha in dental prostheses. Hoffmann-Axthelm, pp. 264 & 293.

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        Dahomey and the Dahomans:Being the Journals of two Missions to the King of Dahomey, and Residence in His Capital.

      1851 - First edition. 2 vols in 1. Four hand-coloured & 5 tinted lithographs, with 3 further woodcut plates. 8vo. Original cloth, minor wear. xii, 244, v, 248pp. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. Having captured six slave ships in the year preceding his first mission to Dahomey, Forbes was eager to visit this one country which had chosen to ignore the foreign requests to end the slave trade. His account provides information not only on the country itself and the manners and customs of the people, but includes a large appendix with vocabularies of the Vahie and Dahoman languages. Part III of Vol. I comprises the author's journal of his month-long stay at Whydah. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "INDIE; MOHR; KOCH; BEVERSLUIS; VAN HARENCARSPEL --- Ca. 200 foto's en ca. 100 brieven en documenten betreffende de familie Mohr, Koch en Beversluis in Ned. Indie en Utrecht, ca. 1850-ca. 1930.".

      De oudste brieven dateren uit 1851 en zijn van moeder Van Harencarspel uit Leeuwarden aan dochter en schoonzoon E.J. Koch. Hun dochter, Anna Elisabeth (Bep) Koch (geb. 1872) huwde ca. 1898 dr. E.C.J. Mohr, geb. 1873, later hoogleraar tropische economie te Utrecht, grondlegger van de theorie der Indische bodemkunde en onderzoeker betr. grondstoffen voor keramische- en glasindustrie. Mohr was van Duitse afkomst (ouders te Kreuznach). Onder hun vier kinderen was dr. Emil Johan Mohr, oogarts, (1899-1944), overleden na het vergaan van zijn schip op weg naar Japan in 1944. Hij was gehuwd met Cath. Cornelia Beversluis. Bij deze stukken een groot aantal foto's van het oude Indie rond 1900, voorts een reisverslag uit 1868 van E.J. Koch, toen wonende te Delft, en een dagboekje uit 1890/91 van Bep Koch. M9717.M9717

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        \"Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk\". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

       Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. \"JAKlein 1851\", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): \"Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte\"; die Jahreszahl 1851 \"ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen\" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        \"Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk\". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

       Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. \"JAKlein 1851\", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): \"Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte\"; die Jahreszahl 1851 \"ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen\" (Jahn, S. 157). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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        Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route.

      London: Hall, Virtue & Co. 1851 - Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian morocco binding with raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt and blind tooling to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. embellished with 28 steel engravings including views of Spain, Malta and North Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age... Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper

      Paris: Victor Masson, 1851. First edition. Delabarre, Antoine (1819-78). Des accidents de dentition chez les enfants en bas age, et des moyens de les combattre. xvi, 135, [1]pp., 32-page publisher's catalogue. Wood-engraved text illustrations. Paris: Victor Masson, 1851. 222 x 144 mm. (uncut). Original printed wrappers, spine worn and chipped with partial loss. Minor foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Hommage de l'auteur a Mr. le Docteur Chemin. Delabarre." First Edition. A treatise on dental problems in young children and on the means of treating them, by the surgeon-dentist of the Foundling and Orphan's Hospital of Paris. Delabarre is best known for having introduced the use of gutta-percha in dental prostheses. Hoffmann-Axthelm, pp. 264 & 293.

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        Education as a means of preventing destitution: with exemplifications from the teaching of the conditions of well-being and the principles and applications of economical science at the Birkbeck Schools. Prefaced by a letter to the Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M.P.

      London: Smith Elder and Co 1851 - 8vo., vi + 153 + (1)pp., followed by (2) + 16pp. of advertisements, original blind-stamped maroon cloth, spine gilt lettered, small snags at head and foot of spine, else a fine presentation copy> inscribed at the head of title, 'James Shields Esq. with the author's kind regards'.> First edition: uncommon. William Ellis (1800-1881), economist and educational reformer, joined John Stuart Mill's Utilitarian Society and attended its twice-weekly discussions, Mill himself considered Ellis to be 'An original thinker in the field of political economy'. He was also associated with Lovell and the National Hall. 'Ellis regarded careful moral training and instruction in social well-being as the most beneficent tasks open to popular education; attention to health and careful economy in money and material resources were in his view the measures best calculated to improve the labouring man's condition. In support of these opinions he lectured, wrote, opened schools, instructed their teachers and lavished his fortune. After the beginning made in the National Hall, he established his first school on the premises of the London Mechanics' Institution, calling it in honour of the Institution's president the Birkbeck School, a name which was also applied to the other six schools which Ellis maintained in London between 1848 and 1862. His work and his ideas attracted general attention; they so far interested the Prince Consort that Ellis was called upon to give instruction to the children of the Royal Family'. [J.W. Adamson, English education 1789-1902,> p.162]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Domestic History of the American Revolution

      CHARLES SCRIBNERS, NY 1851 - General wear, cracked hinge, rubbed cover, foxing throughout, PO's name on fep, some pages partially detaching, and pencil markings on first 3 pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1851 EDITION: 308 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Battle of Cerro Gordo

      Plon Brothers of Paris for D. Appleton & Co. and George S. Appleton 1851 - Hand-coloured lithograph, heightened with gum arabic, printed by Lemercier. A superb image from Kendall's, "The War between the United States and Mexico illustrated?", one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War, the first offensive war fought by the United States. Kendall was America's first great war correspondent, and an ardent proponent of the necessity of America's war with Mexico. When hostilities broke out, he went at once to the Rio Grande where he joined with the Rangers, and later attached himself to the Scott expedition. Kendall's highly detailed account of the war was accompanied by the work of the French artist Carl Nebel, who painted each of the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in the preface to his work that `Of the twelve illustrations accompanying his work? the greater number were drawn on the spot by the artist. So far as regards the general configuration of the ground, fidelity of the landscape, and correctness of the works and buildings introduced, they may be strictly relied upon? The artist has ever chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each combat? the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies.' Cf. Bennett, p. 65; cf. Haferkorn, p. 47; cf. Howes K76; cf. Raines p,132; cf. Sabin 37362; cf. Tyler, Prints of the West p.78.

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        Der Leuchtthurm. Wochenschrift für Politik, Literatur und gesellschaftliches Leben. Redigirt von Ernst Keil und L. Vogel. 4. Jahrgang 1849, No. 1-17, 31-48. 5. Jahrgang 1850, No. 1-12. u. Jahrgang 1851, No. 1-25. Fortgesetzt unter dem Titel Die Wartburg". Ab 1850 jeweils mit den Beiblättern "Die Wespe", später "Schildwacht", dann "Spitzkugeln". (Beigegeben 4. Jahrgang, 1849, 10 Hefte u. einige Beiblätter)."

      Leipzig, Ernst Keil & Comp. 1850 - 1851. - Estermann 8,104; Kirchner 11066. - Umfangreiches Konvolut der letzten Jahrgänge dieses demokratischen Oppositionsblattes des Journalisten und Verlegers Ernst Keil, des späteren Gründers und Leiters der "Gartenlaube", der aber schon während seiner Buchhandelszeit schriftstellerisch für das "Junge Deutschland" tätig war. "Der Leuchtthurm", von 1846 bis 1850 in 5 Jahrgängen erschienen, 1850-1851 unter dem Titel "Wartburg" mitdurchgehender Seitenzählung fortgeführt, gilt als "ein Organ, bemerkenswerth in der Geschichte des bis dahin . dürftig gewesenen vormärzlichen Journalismus, dessen Eintritt als ein Ereigniß ersten Ranges und eine eingreifend bedeutsame Wendung hervorragt und ein journalistisches Unternehmen, welches eine für die damaligen Verhältnisse ganz ungewöhnliche Verbreitung fand" (ADB). - Beigebunden (vor S. 665) ein Flugblatt des Verlages v. 1. October 1850, in dem die Umbenennung auf Wartburg erläutert wird. Angebunden: Illustrirter Dorfbarbier . Von Ferdinand Stolle. 1. Jahrgang 181, Heft 1. u. Heft 11. Je 8 S. 4°.Zus. Ca 2.000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen in Holzstich sowie vielen lithogr. Porträttafeln. 4 rote uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Rückenschildchen. Gut erhalten, im Text frisch und nahezu fleckenfrei. Jahrgang 1848 in Pappband d.Zt., stärker berieben. Innen fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Den Amsterdamschen Hermes, zynde een historisch, poëetisch, en satyrisch verhaal van de zotheden der voorby zynde, der tegenwoordige, en der toekomende eeuw; benevens eenige liefdens gevallen, staatkundige coffihuis opmerkingen, en courant-perioden. Gedrukt voor den autheur. Amsterdam, Hendrik Bosch, 1722.".

      "4º: pi1 * 4 A-Z 4 2A-3F 4, gepag.: [2] [8] 1-184, 369-376, 193-416. Met een gegraveerde titelpagina waarop Weyerman zittend is afgebeeld, pen in de hand, met achter hem de godinnen van de Waarheid en de Schilderkunst. Contemporain perkament, op de plaats van de ontbrekende aflevering 24 is aflevering 47 ingevoegd, verder goed exemplaar, alleen eerste deel van twee delen. Buijnsters/Geerars 5; De Vries (Weyerman) 18; Scheepers I, 331; Van Someren 6121; Waller 1851 Altena e.a., Het verlokkend ooft. Proeven over Jacob Campo Weyerman (Amsterdam 1985); Hanou, Nederlandse literatuur van de Verlichting (1670-1830) (Nijmegen 2002) p.35-64; Altena e.a., De satiricus Jacob Campo Weyerman, de luis in de pels van de Verlichting (Catalogus Weyerman-tentoonstelling KB 1987); Hoogma, 'Schimpschriften en gestempelde penningen. Over de voorrede bij de Amsterdamsche Hermes', in: MedJCW 12 (1989) 1; Vieu-Kuik, Geschiedenis der letterkunde der Nederlanden VI, p.167-173; NNBW II, 1542"."Ruim drie weken nadat hij met 'Den Rotterdamschen Hermes' was gestopt, begon Jacob Campo Weyerman een nieuw weekblad: 'Den Amsterdamschen Hermes' en in het voorwoord van dit tijdschrift zette hij zijn bedoelingen uiteen die volgens Riet Hoogma neerkomen op één norm: variatie, en één doelstelling: het amuseren van de lezer. De schilder, schrijver, pamflettist, afperser en avonturier Jacob Campo Weyerman (bij Charleroi 1677 - Gevangenpoort Den Haag 1747) was in 1720 met de 'Rotterdamschen Hermes' aan een carrière als weekbladschrijver begonnen die tot halverwege de jaren 1730 bijna onafgebroken zou voortduren. Daarnaast maakte de enorm productieve Weyerman toneelstukken, vertaalde hij uit het , 523, en Engels, schreef hij een omvangrijke antipapistische 'Historie des pausdoms' en stelde hij een vierdelig werk samen met kleurrijke, zij het niet bijzonder betrouwbare schildersbiografieën, waaronder een zeer uitgebreide van hem zelf. Sinds enkele decennia wordt de satiricus Weyerman met zijn virtuoos taalgebruik, scherpe humor en ongebreidelde beeldspraak beschouwd als een belangrijk prozaschrijver uit de eerste helft van de achttiende eeuw.In het hier aangeboden eerste deel van 'Den Amsterdamschen Hermes' is door een fout van de binder in plaats van aflevering 24 aflevering 47 geplaatst. Deze aflevering is ook op de juiste plaats, dus na aflevering 46 te vinden. In dit geval is duidelijk te zien hoe de fout kon ontstaan: aflevering 47 (bladzijde 369) hoort katernsignatuur Aaa (3A) te hebben, maar de zetter zette een a'tje te weinig, dus Aa (2A), onderaan de eerste pagina van het katern, met als gevolg dat de binder dit katern bond achter katern Z en niet achter katern Zz (2Z). Had hij gelet op de paginering in plaats van op de katernsignaturen, dan zou hij de fout niet hebben gemaakt."

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        't Leven en bedrijf van Clement Marot, op 't nieu vermeerdert en verbetert. Utrecht, 1719.

      "12º: A-F 12, gepag.: 143 [1] pp., titelpagina in houtsnede. Perkamenten omslag met overslag. Koopmans & Verhuyck 15; Forum IV, 1851 (andere editie); vgl. Muller 437-440; vgl. Waller 1163 Koopmans & Verhuyck, Een kijk op anekdotencollecties in de zeventiende eeuw. Jan Zoet, Het Leven en Bedrijf van Clément Marot (Amsterdam 1991)"."Zeldzame,vrij vroege uitgave van de eeuwenlang populaire verzameling anecdotes rondom de , 523, e dichter-hofnar Clement Marot (1496 - 1544). In 1655 werd 't Leven en bedrijf van Clement Marot' met Jan Zoets naam als vertaler op de titelpagina voor het eerst gedrukt, waarbij het opmerkelijk is dat die uitgave in Amsterdam kon verschijnen, hoewel Zoet sinds 1651 een zesjarige verbanning onderging wegens een hekeldicht tegen Andries en Kornelis Bicker. Koopmans en Verhuyck neigen er toe Zoet niet als vertaler van een (nog) niet teruggevonden , 523, e tekst te beschouwen, maar als compilator van de collectie kluchtige verhalen over Marot die al veel langer in West-Europa de ronde deden."

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        Fores's Sporting Scraps. - Boating'.

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta v. J. Harris n. Knell b. Mess. Fores in London, dat. 1851, 29,5 x 44,5 Sammelblatt mit vier Darstellungen. "Four Pard Putrigger", "Pair Pard Putrigger", "A Funny" und Scullers Putrigger".

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        Voyage of the Prince Albert in search of Sir John Franklin: A Narrative of Every-day life in the Arctic Seas.

      1851 - First edition. Folding map, 4 colour plates. 8vo. 20th centuryhalf blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, a little sun faded. Very slight spotting within. xvi, 416, 32ads pp. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, First edition of Snow's premiere voyage to the Arctic in search of the missing Franklin party, based on his private journals. After experiencing a vision of the whereabouts of the missing Franklin expedition Snow wrote to Lady Franklin who promptly sponsored the voyage of the Prince Albert, captained by Charles Forsyth. The vessel sailed from June-Sept, 1850, travelling through Baffin Bay, Barrow Strait, and exploring the Boothia Peninsula before prematurely returning to England. Snow published his narrative shortly after, which was used to promote additional rescue missions. The lithographic plates were done after original drawings by the author. Arctic Bibliography, 16362; Lande, S2105; Sabin 85560. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of a Literary Veteran; Including Sketches and Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Literary Characters from 1794 to 1849: In Three Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley. 1851. First. First edition. Complete three volume set. Original decorative blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles. Owner's bookplate, light dampstain on front endpapers of all three volumes, a good only set with spine ends and corners chipped and bumped and some loss of the spine heads. Containing Poetical genius in the Far North by Byron and Beattie, with recollections of Sir Brooke Boothby, Sir Walter Scott, Enlightened criticism on Wordsworth's poetry, Sir Walter Scott's diary, recollections of Thomas Campbell and Haydon, and much more. .

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