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        The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

      58 - London - G. Routledge and Co, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, complete in twenty volumes. The set consists of The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, Zanoni, The Disowned, The Last Days of Pompeii, Eugene Aram, Devereux, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, Ernest Maltravers (in two volumes), My Novel (in two volumes), Pilgrims of the Rhine, Lucretia, Rienzi, Harold, Leila, Night and Morning and Pelham. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become cliches, especially the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, as well as the famous opening line It was a dark and stormy nightPelham brought him public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. With an illustratedfrontispiece to each volume. Previous owner's ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume of George Hallett and James Dangerfield. Binder's stamp to each front pastedown ofMacLeHose of Glasgow. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. Chipping or lifting to leather spine labels of fifteen volumes. One spine label missing. Cracking to one joint. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner's ink stamps to front pastedown and title page of each volume. Foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume the Twentieth. 1851. Part II

      London: John Murray. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. 2 (advertisement leaf), iv, [2], iii, [1], (lxxiii)-xciii (listing of accessions to the Library), [1], 161-388 pages + 4, [4] pages advertisements + 3 folding maps. Original blue printed papered card boards with blue cloth spine. Page dimensions: 220 x 141mm.Contents of this volume includes: "Considerations on the Great Isthmus of Central America" by Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, on pages 161-189 pages + folding engraved map, with Fitz-Roy's route hand-coloured in red (small 15mm tear to lower margin of the map); "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr. Ch. Gutzlaff (communicated by Sir George Staunton), on pages 191-227; "On the Northern Frontier of Nepaul" by a member of the Napaulese Embassy in London (communicated by the President), on pages 252-254; "The Kubbabish Arabs between Dongola and Kordofan" by Mansfield Parkyns, on pages 254-275; "Notes taken during a Journey through Part of Northern Arabia, in 1848" by Dr George Aug. Wallin, on pages 293-344 + 1 folding engraved map; "Journal of an Expedition to explore the Interior of the Middle Island of New Zealand" by Thomas Brunner, on pages 344-378 + 1 folding engraved map, with Brunner's route hand-coloured in red (a 25mm tear to the lower margin of the map). Moderate rubbing and some staining to covers. A nice original copy. Partial newspaper clipping on Brunner tipped in to the first page of the Index at the rear. Several interesting articles in this issue. "The Bhraebung, situated to the W., contains above 5000 students. Many magicians are attached to this, as well as other monasteries. The Dalai-Lama passes likewise here many days during summer, on account of the magnificent surrounding country. In Samei there is a large printing-press, where the absurdities of Dalaism are perpetuated. The demand for the books is very great, each volume being equivalent to a relic, and hundreds of workmen are constantly emplyed to supply the wants of the Tibetans, Kalmucks, and Mongols." - from the article "Tibet and Sefan" by Dr Gutzlaff, page 216. Wallin's article describes his second trip into Arabia, in the disguise of a horse dealer. Wallin later became Professor of Oriental Languages at Helsinki University. ; 8vo .

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        Les prophètes du passé.

      Louis Hervé 1851 - - Louis Hervé, Paris _1851, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Couverture jaune de l'éditeur, notre exemplaire, non rogné, est complet du très beau portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice. Importante mais pâle mouillure affectant la presque totalité des feuillets. Très rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to James Gibson regarding the Homebush race meeting

      Government House, Sydney,: 12 May, 1851.. Manuscript letter, 230 x 180 mm., laid paper folded to form four pages, excellent condition. Original letter concerning a race meeting at Homebush in 1851. Fitzroy thanks James Gibson, head agent for the Van Diemen's Land company, for sending four deer from Tasmania, and goes on to discuss the imminent race: 'we are busy preparing for the Homebush meeting which it is expected will eclipse those of former years.'The letter dates from the earliest phase of racing at Homebush, at a time when George FitzRoy served as secretary to his father Governor-General Sir Charles FitzRoy (former Governor of New Zealand and commander of the Beagle expedition). Horseracing was enjoyed from the earliest days of the colony: the First Fleet had collected horses at Cape Town and the first thoroughbreds arrived from Britain in 1802. Hyde Park was the site of our first race ground, followed by Bellevue Hill and Camperdown. Some years later, in March 1841, the first Homebush races attracted a staggering 9000 of the city's 45,000 inhabitants. The Australian Jockey Club, which had been formalised in 1842 and continued to hold race meetings at Homebush and Randwick, attracted the best and brightest in the colony, including army officers, entrepreneurs and aristocrats such as the Fitzroys. By the mid-nineteenth century Australian bloodlines had been refined with expensive imported Arabians, many from India, and owning a champion became a sure path to social prestige in the flourishing colony.

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        PLAYS AND POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE, ACCORDING TO THE IMPROVED TEXT OF EDMUND MALONE, Including the Latest Revisions, with a Life, Glossarial Notes, an Index, and One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations, From Designs by English Artists

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 15 Volumes The fine Malone edition of Shakespeare’s works. 170 Illustrations throughout. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering and designs on the spines between raised blind tool design bands, marbled end-leaves, marbled edges. A very pleasing set, internally very fresh, volumes in very good condition with just very minimal age evidence. A FINE SET, AND EARLY, OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS. Includes a life of Shakespeare by A.J. Valpy, the author’s will, Johnson’s famed preface, and Milton’s epitaph on Shakespeare. This version contains Malone’s1821 text, which is renowned for its accuracy and consistency. In fact, it “has time and again been called the foundation of modern Shakespeare scholarship.” [Sh Domesticated] For each play, Malone includes an historical sketch and argument. The index and illustrations add to the collection’s interest. This collection is of value not only because it is attractive and well preserved but also because it contains documents and editing considered significant in Shakespearean scholarship and editing.

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        An Inquiry into the Operation of Running Streams and Tidal Waters

      1851. Taylor, Thomas John. An Inquiry into the Operation of Running Streams and Tidal Waters: With a View to Determine Their Principles of Action, And an Application of Those Principles to the Improvement of the River Tyne. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1851. 119 pp. 10 color plates, 3 folding. Octavo (10" x 6"). Contemporary cloth, printed title label to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to joints, which are partially cracked, light chipping to spine ends, fading to portions of binding, hinges cracked, light toning to text, some edgewear to folding plates. Author presentation inscription to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. "It is for the purpose of inquiring whether such principles [concerning the control of rivers] do really exist, and if so, in what manner they admit of a practical application, that the following essay has been written. OCLC locates 11 copies worldwide.

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        THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO ILLUSTRATED, EMBRACING PICTORIAL DRAWINGS OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL CONFLICTS, BY CARL NEBEL...WITH A DESCRIPTION OF EACH BATTLE BY...KENDALL

      New York & Philadelphia: Plon Brothers of Paris for D. Appleton & Co. and George S. Appleton, 1851.. iv,52pp. Twelve fine handcolored lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, by Bayot (11) or Bayot & Bichebois (1) after Nebel, printed by Lemercier in Paris. One engraved map. Text: Original cloth-backed wrappers. Text and plates within publisher's red half morocco over red moire cloth boards, titled in gilt on the upper cover. A firsthand report, in words and pictures, of the first offensive war fought by the United States: the first and only edition, with superb handcolored lithographed plates of one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War. "We have never seen anything to equal the artistic skill, perfection of design, marvellous beauty of execution, delicacy of truth of coloring, and lifelike animation of figures...They present the most exquisite specimens ever exhibited in this country of the art of colored lithography; and we think that great praise ought to be awarded to Mr. Kendall for having secured such brilliant and beautiful and costly illustrations for the faithful record of the victories of the American army" - review in the New Orleans PICAYUNE, July 15, 1850. 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. For this work he keyed his text to the individual plates, and the combination affords a detailed illustrated account of each battle. The plates are the work of the German artist, Carl Nebel, who painted the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in his preface: "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. Every reader must be aware of the impossibility, in painting a battle scene, of giving more than one feature or principal incident of the strife. The artist has even chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each combat...in the present series of illustrations the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies." The authors of EYEWITNESS TO WAR wrote approvingly that the present work "represents the climax of the confluence of journalism and lithography on the prints of the Mexican war" and that Nebel's images are "the eyewitness prints that must be compared against all others." Kendall drew on "the official reports of the different commanders and their subordinates" for the text, but "was present at many of the battles" and "personally examined the ground on which all save that of Buena Vista were fought" (for information on this he relied on a Captain Carleton). The plates are titled: "Battle of Palo-alto"; "Capture of Monterey"; "Battle of Buena Vista"; "Bombardment of Vera-Cruz"; "Battle of Cerro gordo"; "Assault of Contreras"; "Battle at Churubusco"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the molino"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the casamata"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Pillow's attack"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Quitman's attack"; "Gen. Scott's entrance into Mexico." It is interesting to note that while the work was published by D. Appleton in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Both Kendall and Nebel felt that the Paris lithographers alone were qualified to produce their images, and they both spent some time in Europe overseeing the production of the work, for which Kendall and Nebel shared all the costs. An article on Kendall in the December 1965 issue of AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE notes that "few [copies of this work] were printed, and some destroyed in a fire at the Picayune" (Tom Mahoney, OUR FIRST GREAT WAR CORRESPONDENT). BENNETT, p. 65. HAFERKORN, p.47. HOWES K76, "b." RAINES, p.132. SABIN 37362. TYLER, PRINTS OF THE WEST, p.78. M.A. Sandweiss, R. Stewart, & B.W. Huseman, EYEWITNESS TO WAR: PRINTS AND DAGUERREOTYPES OF THE MEXICAN WAR, 1846- 1848 (Amon Carter Museum of Western Art).

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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery, containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain, selected from the works of John Lindley ... R. Sweet ...[etc.] ... to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. By a Practical Floriculturist

      London: G. Willis, [1851]-1854. 4 volumes, small 4to. (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches). 288 hand-coloured engraved plates (6 folding). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A scarce British botanical work with lovely hand-coloured plates after Sweet, Lindley and others. This scarce set was based on earlier works by Sweet and Lindley with revised text. Published monthly, with each part containing 4 plates, beginning in July 1851, Willis advertised the completed work in 1857 for £4.4s. "It has been the object, both of the Publisher and Editor, to place before the Public a Floral work which ... should possess the merit of being alike distinguished for its Pictorial Beauty, and its permanent Horticultural value -- one which should be an ornament to the Boudoir, as well as Guide to the Cultivator" (Preface). Nissen BBI 1927; Brunet 5180.

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        The "America" Winning the Match at Cowes for the [Club Cup] ... open to Yachts of all Classes, and Nations from the original sketch taken [on] the spo[t b]y Oswald W. Brierj[ey]

      London: Ackermann & Co, October 22nd 1851. Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton after Brierley, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs. Sheet size: 17/8 x 27 1/8 inches. The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America's Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America's Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a 'challenge' trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, ... From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252 (includes a lengthy note on the subsequent history of the America).

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        The Schooner Yacht "America", 170 Tons. (Formerly the Property of Commodore J.C. Stevens New York Yacht Club) To Captain The Honorable John de Blaquere This print is ... dedicated

      London: Ackermann & Co., 5 September 1851. Tinted lithograph drawn on stone by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 21 1/2 inches. The great yacht whose humiliating defeat of all British rivals lead to the establishment of the greatest of all yachting challenge cup races: the "America's Cup". Owned by Commodore John C. Stevens and five other members of the New York Yacht Club, the America was built in New York to the revolutionary design of George Steers. Launched in May 1851, in June of the same year she sailed to challenge the English yachting establishment. After having two challenges for races turned down, Commodore Stevens entered America in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta and under the brilliant captainship of Richard Brown (a highly skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots) she beat the best of the British yachts "with great ease" (India House Collection, p.62). The syndicate returned to New York with their prize: a trophy that was to become the America's Cup. The America herself was sold to John, Lord de Blaquiere on 1st September 1851, and four days later the present image was published. In July 1857, the original owners of the America donated their prize through a Deed of Gift to the New York Yacht Club: the deed stipulated that the cup was to be held in trust as a 'challenge' trophy to promote friendly competition. "Stung by this blow to contemporary perceptions of invincible British sea power, a succession of British syndicates attempted to win back the cup, but the New York Yacht Club remained unbeaten for 25 challenges over 113 years, the longest winning streak in the history of sport. Matches were held in the vicinity of New York City from 1870 to 1920, ... From 1930 to 1983, the races were sailed off Newport, Rhode Island for the rest of the NYYCs reign." (Wikipedia). A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 252

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        Les Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux

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

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

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

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        Essays and Marginalia

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

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Últimos momentos del M.R.P.Fr. Pascual Ibañez, o la Conquista de Joló. Memoria histórico-poética de aquella célebre jornada, escrita en siete cuadros en verso y prosa, por

      Manila, Imprenta de los Amigos del Pais, a cargo de M.J., 1851. - 22x16 cm., 8 hojas, inclusive una blanca y portada. 31 páginas, 1 hoja blanca. Una lámina plegada y viñetas dentro de texto. Cubiertas de papel pintado, y caja-estuche en marroquen azul con gran tejuelo en el plano con títulos y explicación impreso en oro. Curiosa y rara obra que describe el enfrentamiento de las tropas hispano-filipinas contra los moros de Joló. La lámina que está dibujada por José Lozano y grabada por Carlos Borromeo, lleva esta explicación: "Asalto dado a la plaza de Joló por el ejercito Hispano-Filipino a las ordenes de Escmo. Sr. D. Antonio Urbiztondo, Marqués de la Solana, el dia 28 de Febrero de 1851. (Vista tomada en el momento de caer herido mortalmente el M.R.P.Fr. Pascual Ibañez". Palau 135933.

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

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

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        Nereis Boreali-Americana, or contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America

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

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

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

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

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

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        Arctic Searching Expedition:

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

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

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

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        THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA

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

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

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

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        Demonstration physique du movement de rotation de la terre au moy

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

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        The Golden Legend

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

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

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

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan

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

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        HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE HISTORY, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Lord Byron: His Life and Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Parallele des Maisons de Paris

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

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        Antiguedades Peruanas

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

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

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

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        Plates from "Mayhew's Great Exhibition of 1851"

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

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

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

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