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        USA Dept. of Interior War of 1812 Vermont Rare USA Seth WILLEY Land Script document

      New York: printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear , 1851. 1st. No binding. Very Good. American "script" document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812. It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market. Very Good condition., A super item printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear with 6 banknote quality vignettes and a wonderful blue overprint. Willey used this certificate to pay for the land. What is a big added bonus is that all the supporting paperwork where he redeemed it is attached. The only land script document we know of with this amount of additional supporting documents. Probably the same Seth Willey? "Seth Willey came to this town about 1800, settling on road 32. His son Seth was born here, married Abigail Glines, and had four ions and six daughters, of whom Silas G., born in 1830, married first, Sarah S. Spencer, who died in 1862, and second, Mary B., daughter of Baldwin Martin, in 1873. He has had born to him two sons and two daughters, only one of whom, Emily E., born in 1879, is living. Mr. Willey resides at Peacham Hollow. "

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        EXPERIENCES OF A FRENCH DETECTIVE OFFICER

      London: Charles H. Clarke , n.d. [1851], 1851 Waters" [Pseudonym of William Russell]. EXPERIENCES OF A FRENCH DETECTIVE OFFICER. London: Charles H. Clarke , n.d. [1851] First Edition. William Russell authored  the Queen's Quorum #2 & Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, 1856, Recollections Of A Detective Police Officer, The Recollections of a Policeman, and Leaves from the Diary of a Law Clerk. Apparently adapted from the manuscript of Theodore Duhamel. Stories include My First Case, La Belle Tambourine, A Felon Hunt, The Shirt of Mail, Monsieur Baudrain's Niece, Jean Baptist Soult, Blondel the Millionaire.. 1st Edition.

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        United States Frigate St Lawrence 50 Guns Sailing off Osborne, Isle of Wight

      London: Ackermann & Co, May 5th 1851. Hand-coloured lithograph by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 27 2/8 inches. Beautiful portrait of United States Frigate "St. Lawrence" saluting off Osbourne, Isle of Wight, summer residence of Queen Victoria. The St. Lawrence was laid out in the 1820s by the Norfolk Navy Yard, but she remained uncompleted on the ways until work on her, interrupted by a shortage of funds, was resumed during the Mexican War and she was finally launched in late 1847 or early in 1848. She bore 8 VIII-inch guns and 42 32 pounders. A beautiful sailing ship, she represents an ideal of the pre- steamship days, superbly rendered by Dutton, who was probably the best printmaker of marine subjects during this period. Thomas Goldsworth Dutton (d. 1891) worked for Day & Haghe and Day & Son, producing refined lithographs of the great British ships of the period, as well as visiting battleships of other nations, as here.With Commander Joshua Sands in command, the St .Lawrence departed New York on the 20th February 1851, partially on a good-will visit but also carrying to England the exhibits from the United States for the Great Exhibition in London, the first modern world's fair which opened on 1st May, 1851. At some point before May 5th (the date this print was published) she evidently visited the Isle of Wight, where as a diplomatic courtesy she fired a salute to Queen Victoria. Her return voyage was made via Lisbon and she arrived back in New York on 11 August, 1851. Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 363

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        A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law, in Relation to Mines, And

      1851. Rockwell, John A(rnold) [1803-1861]. A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law, in Relation to Mines, and Titles to Real Estate, in Force in California, Texas and New Mexico; and in the Territories Acquired under the Louisiana and Florida Treaties, When Annexed to the United States. Containing a Translation of the Mining Ordinances of New Spain-Gamboa's Mining Ordinances-The Laws in Relation to Mines of Gold, Silver and Quicksilver, Contained in the "Novisima Recopilacion," and the "Recopilacion de las Indias," and in the Decrees of the Cortes of Spain and of Ferdinand VII, Also of the Laws and Decrees of Mexico, on the Subject of Mines, Colonization, and the Right of Foreigners to Hold Real Estate. Also, Extracts from Public Documents, and from the Laws of California, in Relation to Mines and Mineral Lands: Together With a Digest of the Common Law, on the Subject of Mines and Mining. Volume I (all published). New York: John S. Voorhies, 1851. [i-iii] iv-xix [1, blank], [2], [7] 8-663 [1, blank] pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning, occasional light foxing, discoloration to a few leaves. Contemporary annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce and important title. * Only edition. Sabin remarked humorously that this was "light reading for the Gold Hunter on his voyage around the Horn." Rockwell's Compilation addressed the needs of miners and other individuals who needed to reconcile Mexican land titles with the new U.S. laws that went into effect in the territory acquired by the United States in the recently concluded Mexican-American War (1846-48). An impressive achievement and a notable contribution to comparative law, it discusses Mexican mining and real estate laws, and their Spanish colonial antecedents, and offers comparisons to the common law of mines and mining. Also included are treaties and other general documents, such as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Mexican colonization laws from 1823 to 1846, and a vocabulary of Spanish words. Recognized as an authority at the time of its publication, it remained a standard work for decades and is even cited today. Arnold,

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        Proof plate, "The first Shilling-day - going in: and "The first Shilling-day coming out...", 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"

      David Bogue London:: David Bogue,. 1851.. First edition. Print. Very good overall. A proof plate inscribed by the artist "To George Miles with the regards of George Cruikshank" along the left hand border. 23 x 30 cm (platemark) on paper 26 x 34.5, trimmed to the plate mark on the right edge. A little dusty. 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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        A Popular History of the Mollusca: Comprising a Familiar Account of their Classification, Instincts, and Habits, and of their Growth and Distinguishing Characters of their Shells

      London: Reeve and Benham, 1851. First printing A Near Fine copy. Crown Octavo (5.25 x 6.5 inches). Green blind embossed cloth with gilt pictorial decoration to cover and spine. Slightly bumped corners, otherwise a lovely copy with fine plates. Pp. vi, 396, plus XVIII hand-colored lithographed plates by W. Wing. Written by Mary Roberts, author of The Conchologist's Companion, this work is based on the writings of Mr. Reeve which attends to the animal form of the Mollusca as a whole, not exclusively the shell. A global conchology, each plate illustrates 4 to 6 fine specimens, as documented in the accompanying text. Plus one page of publisher's adverts.

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        Harper's New York and Erie Rail-road Guide Book: Containing a Description of the Scenery, Rivers, Towns, Villages

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition. 12mo. (i-viii, 9-176)pp. plus 14pp. ads. Publisher's original purple-brown cloth, gilt spine title; boards embossed in blind. 'With one hundred and thirty-six engravings by Lossing and Barrett, from original sketches made expressly for this work." Neatly, and nearly invisibly, rebacked with the original spine laid on. Light edgewear else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed on the front pastedown: "W. E. Streatfeild, from J. W. Harper. May 26, 1851." And with Streatfeild's stamp on the engraved title. Joseph W. Harper was one of the Harper Brothers, Publishers. He joined the firm in the mid 1830s. Sabin 43545.

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        Relacion de Los Debates de la Convencion de California Sobre la Formacion de la Constitucion de Estado en Setiembre y Octubre de 1849

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

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        The Works of Robert Ferguson. Edited, With Life of the Author and an Essay on His Genius and Writings [Fore-Edge painting of Edinburgh]

      A. Fullarton, London, Edinburgh and Dublin, 1851. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full red leather with gilt ruling and embellishment. With a finely executed fore-edge painting of George St. in Edinburgh. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 040099. .

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

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

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        THE TRAVELLER’S AND TOURIST’S GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, ETC. CONTAINING THE ROUTES OF TRAVEL BY STEAMBOAT, STAGE AND CANAL...ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENTIRELY NEW AND AUTHENTIC MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

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

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Pickering, 1851. Hardcover. Near fine. 2 volumes. Title pages in red and black; 94 full page engraved plates, including a colored general title to volume I. The plates mostly color-printed and hand-colored; 98 hand-illuminated woodcut intials based on early manuscript exemplars throughout both volumes on almost every leaf of text, and 128 woodcuts in the text of which most are also printed in color. Contemporary dark blue buckram, gilt spine titles, t.e.g. Slight wear and sunning to the buckram else a fine and bright set. Considered the most handsome book produced in the nineteenth century by Ray. '[A]n early and superb example of Victorian colour printing.'--de Mare.

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

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

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        The Wide, Wide World. Two Volumes

      New York: George P. Putnam. 1851. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition, first printing, with the mislocated page numbers on page 157 in volume I and 34 in volume II, copyright 1850 in both volumes. Attractively bound set in three quarter 19th century brown morocco leather over marbled boards with gilt spine lettering, raised spine bands, compartments decorated in blind, marble endpapers, iv, [1], 10-360; iv, [1], 4-330 pages. Covers rubbed, mainly at the extremities, with a bit of chipping to the paper, joints/hinges good, subtle lean to volume I, preliminary blank of volume I removed, name [Mary Eliot Wells] in pencil on second blank of each volume, pages a bit age-toned with some scattered foxing to the first and last few pages, some additional foxing to the last third of volume II, very small dampstain to the far upper corners of the first few and several final pages of volume II, not affecting text.

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        Parerga und Paralipomena: kleine philosophische Schriften. 2 Bde. Berlin, Hayn, 1851. 1 w. Bl., 3 Bll., 465 S., 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., IV, 531 S., 1 w. Bl. Blindgepr. Lwd.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. (etw. berieben, Kap. bestoßen).

      Grisebach S. 23; Borst 2446.- Erste Ausgabe, als einzige von Schopenhauer selbst besorgt. In nur 750 Exemplaren gedruckt.- 'Schopenhauer erhielt 10 Freiexemplare auf Velin, aber kein Honorar' (Grisebach).- Alte handschriftliche Signatur auf Vorsatz (Band 1) und Titel (Band 2) von 'Richard Müller' sowie wenige kritische Marginalien am Textrand - eventuell stammen die Bände aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen und Psychologen Richard Müller-Freienfels (1882-1949).

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        Der Doktor Faust. Ein Tanzpoem, nebst kuriosen Berichten über Teufel, Hexen und Dichtkunst

      Hamburg (Hambourg): Hoffmann & Campe, 1851. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale. Couvertures illustrées d'après deux dessins de Leyser. Dos légèrement fendu en tête, petites taches sans gravité sur le deuxième plat, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare. - Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg (Hambourg) _1851, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Flowers and Their Kindred Thoughts

      Longman & Co. A beautiful volume that has the double benefit of an Owen Jones Relievo binding and 15 full page chromolithographic plates (including decorated Colophon page), also by Owen. To start with the binding: Designed by Owen Jones and bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants. There are bevelled boards where the bevels are blocked with a curling stem and leaf decoration and the boards (front and rear) are thick with ivy leaves, berries and twigs blocked in blind and relief. The title to the front board is in gothic lettering based upon twigs. Gilt inside dentilles. Gilt edges. The front and rear end papers are on thick textured paper and have a gilt ivy / leaf / berry pattern. printed on upper endpaper verso, at the tail is: ' Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants'. The interior presents 14 superb full page chromolithographic flowers, each associated with an attribute which is described in gilt gothic lettering on the opposite page (e.g. Snowdrop for hope, Primrose for innocence, Rose for love). The lithography is by E. L. Bateman. The overall condition of this volume is very good. Specific condition: There is some slight staining and scuffing to the outer boards (see photo). The front and rear hinges have been reinforced with a neat brown tape strip. There are one or two minor brown spots. This book has a gutta percha binding and quite thick heavy pages - this combination means that some of the pages are loose and pulling away. There is a contents page but no title page present. Some additional background information that you may find of interest: Owen Jones worked for Thomas De La Rue on playing card design, and many of the chromolithograph flower illustrations in this book are to me reminiscent of his work on playing cards for De La Rue. Jones is best known as an interior and pattern designer although he was also an architect. He was superintendent of works at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and designer of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Alhambra Courts at Crystal Palace after its move to Sydenham in 1854. Together with Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, Jones produced the vastly influential Grammar of Ornament in 1856. Leake's patented "Relievo" bindings, made of heavily molded and embossed leather left to its natural color, are usually associated with the English designer Owen Jones. Like papier-mâché bindings, "Relievo" bindings recall both medieval bindings and wood carvings and often occur on ecclesiastical books. The English trade binders Remnant & Edmonds were responsible for many known examples of "Relievo" work, winning a prize for them at the Great Exhibition of 1851. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Pickering, 1851. Hardcover. Near fine. 2 volumes. Title pages in red and black; 94 full page engraved plates, including a colored general title to volume I. The plates mostly color-printed and hand-colored; 98 hand-illuminated woodcut intials based on early manuscript exemplars throughout both volumes on almost every leaf of text, and 128 woodcuts in the text of which most are also printed in color. Contemporary dark blue buckram, gilt spine titles, t.e.g. Slight wear and sunning to the buckram else a fine and bright set. Considered the most handsome book produced in the nineteenth century by Ray. '[A]n early and superb example of Victorian colour printing.'--de Mare.

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        The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of all Nations, By Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the 1st of May, 1851

      London:: David Bogue.. A proof plate taken from a sketch made on the spot by Cruikshank on the 1st May 1851. The view records the formal opening ceremony, looking down over the floor with the large crowd around Queen Victoria with the Archbishop offering a prayer of blessing. The print is inscribed to "J. T. Wilmore ARA with the best regards of George Cruikshank". The countries whose banners are visible include India, Persia, Egypt, Turkey & Greece. Wilmore was a member of the Royal Academy. The title continues "The View is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archbishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divin blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition." 44 x 33 cm (platemark) on paper 46 x 37 cm. Douglas 1433. (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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        Daniel Webster SIGNED The Works of Daniel Webster Limited Edition, Six Volume Set

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Political) WEBSTER, Daniel. The Works of Daniel Webster. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. Six volumes, 9.25 x 6.25, hardcover, original brown cloth, blind stamping. One of the scarce subscriber's copy sets SIGNED by Webster! Six volume collection of the speeches and writings of one of America's great orators in history and a biographical memoir. Spines faded. Edges bumped, some cloth fraying. Good condition set.

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        Moby Dick; or, the Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. hardcover. very good(-). 8vo, original brown cloth, stamped in blind & gilt, the spine slightly eroded at the extremes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American Edition. First binding, with the publisher's device stamped on both sides; orange-brown endpapers; light foxing, as usual, particularly on the blank extra flyleaves & title page; spine has several short (repaired) tears at the extremes. 6 pages of ads. In all, a sound copy of this important book, housed in a full leather slipcase with an elaborately gilt spine. AL 13664; Grolier American 60.

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        Moby-Dick, or The Whale

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1851. xxiii, 635pp, [6] ads. Very Good hardbound copy of the American First Edition in the publisher's original purplish-brown cloth with the circular lifesaver device debossed on the front and rear boards, expertly rebacked retaining the original spine with the loss of a bit of the upper & lower decorative gilt, spine gilt somewhat faded, tips repaired, unobtrustive scattered spotting and staining to the binding, faint marginal dampstain to the upper corner of the first one hundred pages, foxing, ex-libris Fisk Memorial Library, Natchez, Mississippi. Apart from the rebacking and the minor repair to the tips the binding is completely original, with no cosmetic applications. This copy with the original burnt-orange endpapers, the six pages of publisher's advertisements, a terminal blank, and double flyleaves at the back. The ink signature of the original owner, William M. W. Cochran, Natchez, Mississippi, is present on the front free endpaper and dated December, 1851, indicating the book was purchased only a month after publication. Also present is the pencil signature of W. L. Cochran, dated 1909. Rubber-stamped onto the front flyleaf and (more faintly) on the dedication page is the library stamp of Fisk Memorial Library, Natchez, Mississippi (no other library markings present). The book is housed in a custom-made clamshell box bound in chocolate-brown cloth with a paper label on the spine. All in all, a presentable copy, in the publisher's original binding, of this desirable high point in American literature.. 1st U.S. ed. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition in original publisher's blind-stamped cloth. A NEAR FINE copy, only lightly worn with a few spots to the cloth, but almost completely unchipped at both ends of the spine which is very rarely the case. This example is bright and sharp, has never been repaired or restored. With the earliest adverts at the front of the volume (Clark's primary state "A") dated 1851. Perfect type at page 50, line 25 & page 278, line 25. Reset type at page 149, lines 1-3. BAL 7604 in the variant "B' binding. This copy's original owner (and we may be the first bookseller to have noticed this) has drawn a small and well-executed portrait of Hawthorne on the recto of the final blank, dated April 18th, 1851 and captioned with the Latin phrase: "Qui facit per alium, facit per se" which suggests something akin to the legal notion that an owner is responsible for damage caused by his antecedents or current servants. Possibly this refers to the curse of THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES whereby the sins of a family lineage get passed down through each generation (which is also reflected in the decaying of the seven-gabled mansion itself). Normally, original ownership marks aren't much mentioned but we find this fascinating. Along with THE SCARLET LETTER, THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES contains some of Hawthorne's greatest writing and remains, after 160 years, just as much a classic. A fresh collector's copy with only the most minor of trivial faults. Housed in a vintage cloth and leather labeled slipcase. . First Edition. Near Fine.

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        House of the Seven Gables, The

      1851. first edition. First Printing of “The House of the Seven Gables”HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables, A Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851.First edition, first printing (March 1851), with the last letters (“t” and “h”) of the last words in lines 1 and 2 on p. 149 battered and not complete. Octavo (7 1/8 x 4 7/16 inches; 181 x 113 mm.). [2, blank], vi, [2], [9]-344, [2, blank] pp. With 4 pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated March, 1851, inserted between the front endpapers.Original brown vertically-ribbed cloth. Covers stamped in blind with central device inside ruled panels, spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. The binding matches Clarke and BAL variant B. Extremities lightly worn, corners a little frayed, lower extremity of spine a little chipped. Some light spotting and minor browning, small newspaper clipping (2 3/8 x 5/8 inch) affixed to the upper blank margin of p. 9 (causing offsetting to facing page). Two early ink signatures on title-page, one dated 1902. A very good copy. Housed in a marbled board and brown cloth slipcase.“Set in mid-19th-century Salem, Mass., the work is a somber study in hereditary sin based on the legend of a curse pronounced on Hawthorne’s own family by a woman condemned to death during the infamous Salem witchcraft trials. The greed and arrogant pride of the novel’s Pyncheon family through the generations is mirrored in the gloomy decay of their seven-gabled mansion, in which the family’s enfeebled and impoverished relations life. At the book’s end the descendant of a family long ago defrauded by the Pyncheons lifts his ancestors’ curse on the mansion and marries a young niece of the family” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).There have been three film adaptations of The House of the Seven Gables, the most notable being the 1940 version directed by Joe May and starring George Sanders and Vincent Price.BAL 7604. Browne, p. 41. Clarke A17.1.a.

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        Moby-Dick

      1851. Call me Ishmael…"First Edition Moby-Dick in the Original Red ClothMELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American edition (first published in three volumes in London under the title: The Whale). Twelvemo. xxiii, [1, blank], 634, [1, “Epilogue”], [1,blank], [6, ads], [2, blank] pp.BAL first binding of publisher’s red “A” cloth. Covers stamped in blind with a heavy rule frame and publisher’s circular device at center, spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown-orange coated endpapers. Double flyleaves at front and back. Some intermittent light foxing throughout, the last few leaves with a small waterstain in the lower outer corner, the brown-orange coated endpapers remarkably clean and fresh. Small areas of upper and lower joints and spine head expertly and almost invisibly restored. A spectacular copy. Housed in a full red morocco clamshell case. The front and back of the case with onlaid designs of Moby-Dick in black and white leather, decorated in gilt, surrounded by a single blind-stamped border with gilt corner fleurons. Spine with five raised bands, decorated in gilt in compartments with three black leather labels lettered in gilt. When we purchased this copy, it was completely untouched but it had some wear and small losses along the spine joints and spine head and tail. This book hardly ever appears in untouched state and we thought long and hard as to what we should do about the wear. After long deliberation, we sent it to master restorer Bruce Levy and he has sympathetically and almost invisibly restored the book to it's former glory.“[Melville’s] great book, Moby-Dick, was a complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harpers’ fire destroyed the plates of all of his books and most of the copies remaining in stock [only about sixty copies survived the fire]…Melville’s permanent fame must always rest on the great prose epic of Moby-Dick, a book that has no equal in American literature for variety and splendor of style and for depth of feeling” (D.A.B. XII, pp. 522-526).Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the Whale Ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby-Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and the metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the journey of the main characters, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God are all examined, as the main characters speculate upon their personal beliefs and their places in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices, such as stage directions, extended soliloquies, and asides. The book portrays destructive obsession and monomania, as well as the assumption of anthropomorphism--projecting human instincts, characteristics and motivations onto animals. Moby-Dick is ruthless in attacking the sailors who attempt to hunt and kill him, but it is Ahab who invests Moby Dick's natural instincts with malignant and evil intentions. In fact, it is not the whale but the crippled Ahab who alone possesses this characteristic.“Moby Dick is the great conundrum-book. Is it a profound allegory with the white whale the embodiment of moral evil, or merely the finest story of the sea ever written?” (Grolier, 100 American).“The publishers used as their text Melville’s original manuscript. The Whale, as issued in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville’s alterations” (BAL).“This book was expurgated for publication in England, the American text containing thirty-five passages not included in Bentley’s edition” (Sadleir, Excursions in Victorian Bibliography, p. 339).BAL 13664. Grolier, 100 American, 60.

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        LYRICS OF THE HEART: WITH OTHER POEMS

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851. FIRST EDITION. With Exquisite Fore-Edge Vignettes (as Always),This Copy Once Owned by Rodman Wanamaker 206 x 137 mm (8 1/8 x 5 3/8"). 10 p.l., 331, [1] pp., [1] leaf (errata, ads). SUPERB LATE 19TH CENTURY OLIVE BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE, BY FAZAKERLEY (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with frames of gilt rules, dots, and inlaid tan morocco, central panel of upper cover with inlaid red morocco rectangle emblazoned with the title in gilt at the head, below it a large, topiary-shaped, symmetrical design in inlaid morocco and gilt tooling, incorporating 34 heart-shaped green leaves on curling hairline stems as well as five lotus blossoms with lavender petals and inverted red heart centers (lower cover with smaller version of the same inlaid elements inside a plain-ruled panel), raised bands, gilt spine compartments continuing the same design (each with four inlaid leaf cornerpieces and central lotus flower), turn-ins with gilt and dot frames and lotus and leaf cornerpieces, ivory silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, EDGES GILT AND ELABORATELY GAUFFERED WITH DEEP GOUGING (in a similar floral pattern), THE FORE EDGE WITH THREE EXQUISITELY PAINTED SCENES within pointed frames, these vignettes taken from illustrations appearing within the book. In a felt-lined linen slipcase. With 41 engraved headpieces, as called for. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker (see below). Spine and front board sunned to a pleasing uniform tan (as almost always with this color of morocco), occasional minor foxing (more prominent on first and last gatherings), but still AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY OF A LOVELY BOOK, the morocco lustrous and without perceptible wear, the edges with particularly brilliant gilding, and the three painted fore-edge vignettes in perfection condition. Alaric Alexander Watts (1797-1864) was best known as editor of two literary annuals, "Literary Souvenir" and "Cabinet of Modern Art." Publication of the present poetic anthology helped to pull him out of bankruptcy, and he soon afterward retired from the literary life to a secure civil service pension. Binder Thomas Fazakerley is especially well known for delicate paintings on glittering gold fore edges, visible, not when the volume is fanned open, but rather when it is closed--and that is certainly a feature notably on display here. The vignettes are set off by a striking physical context: the fancifully designed and artfully crafted morocco is a visual delight, and the unpainted portions of the golden book block edges are memorable, as the gauffered embellishments in high relief represent sculpting of this sort at least as pronounced as we have ever seen. In the top miniature (measuring approximately 38 x 33 mm.), we see a colorful sunset over a tranquil lake. The bottom miniature of the same size depicts a stone-towered castle beside a river. The center miniature (measuring approximately 58 x 38 mm.) shows an adorable Cupid in a scallop-shell sailboat. Despite the fact that this catalogue contains two examples, the type of volume offered here is rarely seen for sale: from 1975 to 2009, ABPC lists just three bindings with multiple fore-edge vignettes (we had a fourth such specimen in 1994, and there were three others, one in poor condition, at the 3 December 2010 sale at Christie's-New York). Former owner Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the heir to the great Philadelphia department store and, in his father's opinion, a "genius in merchandise" and "an inspiration to creative labor." A celebrated connoisseur, Wanamaker not only collected, but also sold fine cultural objects in his store, "thereby encouraging America's taste for the beautiful." (ANB) It is not surprising that he would have owned the present volume.

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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea in search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 413; vii, 426 pages. Includes 10 coloured lithographic plates with further illustrations within the text. No half titles. New spines in calf, tooling, new marbled boards and end papers. With a colour photocopy of the folding map, some plates with foxing. Very Good condition., 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. Notes: Richardson traveled from London to New York, across Canada and down the Mackenzie River, exploring the coastal regions to the Coppermine River. He gives details of Indian and Eskimo customs and language as well as the geography of he North West. Sabin, 71205; T. P. L. 3029

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        Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with personal reminiscences

      London: Bradbury & Evans for John Murray, 1851. 1 volume expanded to ten, small quarto mounted to large quarto. (14 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Lithographic portrait frontispiece, on india paper mounted, additional title within decorative wood-engraved border printed in bistre, title with wood-engraved headpiece, numerous wood-engraved illustrations printed in bistre, extra-illustrated with approximately 1,344 additional items (including 1 autograph letter signed from the author, 8 original pen, ink and wash drawings by Stothard, 6 original watercolour drawings by Stothard, and 1,323 engravings after Stothard including 14 by William Blake). 19th-century red morocco gilt by Riviere, covers with wide decorative borders of filets and a decorative roll of stylized foliage and flower-heads with stylized flower-spray cornerpieces, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others with elaborate repeat decoration of massed small tools, gilt turn- ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (small expert repair to head of vol.VIII). A unique collection of Stothard's work, based around the first edition of the first full biography of the artist by his daughter-in-law, expansively extra-illustrated with original watercolours, drawings and engravings after Stothard by many of the greatest engravers of the late- 18th and early 19th century, including Stothard's friend William Blake 'In 1779 Stothard commenced his career as an illustrator of books, being employed to illustrate Ossian and Hervey's Naval History. But his principal employers were Bell and Harrison, and in this year his numerous designs for Bell's Poets and Harrison's Novelist's Magazine began to be published. The first of the latter was a scene from Joseph Andrews (dated 1 Dec.), and in the following year he made no less than 148 drawings for this publication, for which he was paid a guinea apiece. He also made many drawings for the Ladies' Magazine in this and the following years, and a number of small but spirited drawings of the famous actors and actresses of the day. Among the prose works illustrated by him were novels by Fielding, Smollett, Richardson, and Sterne, Ridley's Tales of the Genii, Paltock's Peter Wilkins, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, Robinson Crusoe, the Arabian Nights, the Vicar of Wakefield, and Gulliver's Travels. These designs made a new departure in book illustration by their variety of invention, their literary sympathy, their spirit and their grace. Those to Peregrine Pickle and Peter Wilkins have been specially admired, but Stothard never surpassed those to Clarissa Harlowe for elegance, or those to Tristram Shandy for delicate humour. He may be said to have founded the types of Sancho Panza and Uncle Toby, afterwards adopted by his friend Charles Robert Leslie and others. To this period also belong a few charming illustrations to Ritson's Songs (1783). A little later (1788-9) came his illustrations to the Pilgrim's Progress, in which he found a region of pure but very human allegory well suited to his gentle imagination... To 1790 belong his illustrations to Robinson Crusoe, published by John Stockdale, and engraved by Medland, a series of great beauty (re-engraved by C. Heath, and published by Cadell thirty years later); and also a set of six charming groups of children at school and at play. Besides these more important designs, he executed a number of headpieces, tailpieces, frontispieces, and vignettes of all kinds, including some charming miniature drawings of royal festivities. He designed even shop-cards and fashion plates, for, though popular, he was poorly paid, and, having married in 1783, had to provide for an increasing family... It was in 1793 also that his first illustrations to Rogers's Pleasures of Memory were executed. The first edition of the poem in the British Museum, illustrated by Stothard, is dated 1794, but there are two engravings in the print-room (one of them the delightful Hunt the Slipper) which are dated 1793... In 1796... appeared his illustrations to the Fables of Flora, which are remarkable for the gracefulness of their fancy and the beautiful drawing of the flowers. In 1798 were published his beautiful illustrations to Pope's Rape of the Lock, in 1790 the Seven Ages from Shakespeare, and by the close of the century he may be said to have almost covered his field of illustration... During... [the early part of the 19th century]... his taste was frequently consulted in the decoration of the houses of his wealthy friends and patrons, of whom Samuel Rogers was the earliest and most constant. Stothard helped in the decoration of Rogers's house in St. James's Place (built 1803), and in the illustration of successive editions of his poems for over forty years. In the most elaborate editions of Rogers's Italy (1830) and the Poems (1834) Stothard joined with Turner in contributing illustrations, which were engraved on steel by Finden and others. The smaller engravings on wood by Luke Clennell (the first of which appeared in Rogers's Pleasures of Memory, 1810) are justly prized for their close imitation of Stothard's beautiful touch with the pen. Less known are the little illustrations of the Pleasures of Memory (1808) and Human Life (1810) in the Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas, an annual for which he provided the headpieces for many years... In 1815 Stothard went over to Paris with Chantrey and others, and visited the Louvre before the dispersion of Napoleon's spoils. In 1817 and 1818 respectively he exhibited San Souci and Fête Champêtre, in which the influence of Watteau is perceptible. They were followed in 1819 by the illustrations to Boccaccio (published 1825) already referred to. In 1821... he sustained a severe shock from the sudden death of his son, Charles Alfred [first husband of Mrs.Bray]. This is said to have had a permanent effect on his spirits... In 1825 his wife died, and in 1826 he lost his lifelong friend, Flaxman, who had in early life been attracted to him by the sight of some of his book illustrations in a shop window... He continued to walk out alone, in spite of his weakness and deafness, till the close of the autumn of 1833, when he was knocked over by a carriage. He sustained no apparent injury from the accident, but he never recovered from the effects of it, and died at his house, 28 Newman Street, on 27 April 1834. He was buried in Bunhill Fields... Stothard's life appears to have been as pure and blameless as the art to which it was devoted. His disposition was retiring, and he did not seek society; but he was justly esteemed by his fellow-artists and his few intimate friends. He paid visits to Archdeacon Markham and other of his friends; he went once to Paris; but his art supplied him with sufficient pleasure to the end of his life. As Leigh Hunt said of him in his last days, an angel dwelt in that tottering house amidst the wintry bowers of white locks, warming it to the last with summer fancies.' (DNB). For Blake engravings: Bentley Blake Books 417C; 436; 485 (nos.1 and 2); 486 (nos. 2 and 3); 487 (nos.1, 2 and 3); 491 (no.7); 494 (nos.1,2,3 and 4)

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        Samlede og efterladte Skrifter. 9 Bd.

      Kjøbenhavn (Copenhagen), Andr. Fred. Høst, 1851(1850)-52. Indb. i fire samt. ensartede hldrbd. m. forgyldte rygge. Bd. m. lidt rifter. På velin. - Med en halvsides dedikation til Ørsteds datter Mathilde Ørsted : "Til/ min Kjære Datter Mathilde Ørsted/ Denne Bog har Ingen læst i dens Helhed/ förend Du, min Kjære Mathilde, da Du saa troligt hjalp mig med Rettelsesarbeider, som en Bogs Trykning medförer, og med tænksomme Soörgsmaal og Bemærkninger gav mig Anledning til mangen Forbedring. Modtag derfor Bogen, der allerede Skulde tilfalde Dig som en elsket Datter, tillige som et Minde om de Underholdninger (?) imellem os, hvortil du gav Anledning. H.C. Ørsted." Mathildes navn findes i bind III,V og VI, og hun var Ø's yngste datter.Bound in 4 cont. uniform hcalfs w. richly gilt backs. Bindings w. a few scratches. A fine copy printed on vellum-paper. With a long (half-page) orig. handwritten dedication from Oersted for his youngest daughter, Mathilde Ørsted : "Til/ min Kjære Datter Mathilde Ørsted/ Denne Bog har Ingen læst i dens Helhed/ förend Du, min Kjære Mathilde, da Du saa troligt hjalp mig med Rettelsesarbeider, som en Bogs Trykning medförer, og med tænksomme Spörgsmaal og Bemærkninger gav mig Anledning til mangen Forbedring. Modtag derfor Bogen, der allerede Skulde tilfalde Dig som en elsket Datter, tillige som et Minde om de Underholdninger (?) imellem os, hvortil du gav Anledning. H.C. Ørsted."With the orig. handwritten signature of Mathilde in vols. III, V and VI.. First edition of Ørsted's Collected works (in which "Aanden i Naturen" ("The Spirit in Nature") is printed for the fist time). Presented to his daughter with the warm, beautiful and personal dedication in volume 1, which translates as thus: "For/ My dear Daughter Mathilde Ørsted/ Nobody has finished reading this book/ before You, my dear Mathilde, when You so faithfully helped me with the corrections the printing of a book carries with it, the thoughtful questions and remarks <which> gave me reason for many improvements. Therefore, accept the book which already would have befallen You as a beloved daughter, together with a reminder of the entertainings (?) between us, of which You were the cause. H.C. Ørsted." Oersted is universally known for his discovery of the Electro-Magnetism in 1820. Afterwards he went on to write a number of important philosophical works on natural philosophy and empiricism, of which "Aanden i Naturen" he himself considered his main work. Both H.C. Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard admit to having been influenced by the writings of Oersted. "He was an enthusiastic follower of the "Naturphilosophie" school in Germany, whose main object was the unification of physical forces, thus producing a monistic theory of the universe. It was to further this purpose that Oersted sought in actual phenomena the electro-magnetic identity of which he had already convinced himself on metaphysical grounds" (Percy H. Muir in Printing and The Mind of Man)

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        NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. New edition.

      In-8 gr., 5 voll., tela edit., ricca decoraz. a secco ai piatti e al dorso (2 voll. restaur. per piccole manc. ai bordi), pp. LX,434; XVI,476; XVI,438; XVI,540; XVI,558; molto ben illustr. da numerose figg. inc. su legno nel t. e da 63 (su 64) belle tavv. inc. su acciaio f.t.: sono vedute, ritratti di indigeni, loro abitazioni e cerimonie; unite 13 cartine geograf. piu' volte ripieg. Resoconto di una importante missione scientifica di esplorazione, diretta dall'ufficiale di marina americano Charles Wilkes (1798-1877). Durante il lungo viaggio vennero visitati vari arcipelaghi del Sud Pacifico, toccata l'Australia, scoperte le coste dell'Antartico oggi chiamate "Wilkes Land" e percorse le isole Fidji, Hawaii e la costa nord-ovest degli Stati Uniti; ritornata fino al Borneo via Filippine, la spedizione fece definitivo rientro attraverso la Polinesia e il Capo di Buona Speranza. Esempl. uniformem. arross. e con fiorit. ma complessivam. in buono stato.

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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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        GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue.

      In-8 gr., 3 voll., tela edit. (con aloni e lievi abras.), decoraz. oro e a secco ai piatti e al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. compless. (2),CXCII,1469, testo su due colonne, con una grande carta geografica a colori, più volte ripieg. L'opera contiene una importante documentazione iconografica nel t. e in tavv. f.t.: sono bellissime inc. su legno (solo alc. sono litografie a colori), per lo più a p. pag. I primi due voll. sono dedicati a ?United Kingdom, British Colonies and Dependencies? di cui sono presentati ?Raw Materials - Machinery - Manufactured Goods and Fine Arts?. Il terzo è il catalogo relativo ai ?foreign exhibits? (paesi europei, del Nord, Centro e Sud America, Egitto, Tunisia, Turchia e Cina) di cui vengono illustrati squisiti pezzi di arti applicate. Sono qualche lieve alone altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        The complete suite of Kelvin's 10 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: including "Mathematical Theory of Magnetism" and; "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion."

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: 1851 volume general title page;1) A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism, [parts I-IV] 1851, vol 141, pp.243-268; 2.) A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism [being part V], 1851, vol 141, pp.269-285; 3.) [with J. P. JOULE] On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion, [Part I], 1853, vol 143, pp.357-365; 4.) [with J. P. JOULE] On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion. Part II, 1854, vol 144, pp.321-364; 5.) Elements of a Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, 1856, vol 146, pp.481-498; 6.) The Bakerian Lecture - On the Electro-dynamic Qualities of Metals, ibid, pp.649-751. 7.) [with J. P. JOULE] On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion. Part III. On the Changes of Temperature Experienced by Bodies Moving through Air, 1860, vol 150, pp.325-336; 8.). [with J. P. JOULE] On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion. Part IV, 1862, vol 152, pp.579-589 + 1 lithographic plate; 9.) Electrodynamic Qualities of Metals (Continued from Phil. Trans. Vol. 146.). Part VI. Effects of Stress on Magnetization, 1876, vol 166, pp.693-713; 10.) Electrodynamic Qualities of Metals. Part VII. Effects of Stress on the Magnetization of Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt, 1879, vol 170, pp.55-85 + 12 lithographic plates ( these slightly damp marked along upper edge). All large quarto, half calf gilt in period style, very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1851 - 1879. William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824 - 1907) achieved important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. Lord Kelvin is widely known for realising that there was a lower limit to temperature, absolute zero; absolute temperatures are stated in units of kelvin in his honour. Thomson matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1834 at the age of ten, and held the position of professor at that institution for fifty-three years, from 1846-1899. He devoted himself to the new doctrine propounded by Sadi Carnot in 1824 and by James Prescott Joule in 1847 that work and heat were convertible. Between 1851 and 1854 he formulated the two great laws of thermodynamics - of equivalence and of transformation; enunciated the doctrine of available energy; evolved theory of electric oscillations, which forms the basis of wireless telegraphy; experimented on electric telegraph cables, 1854; propounding the 'law of squares', became director of the Atlantic telegraph company, 1856; invented the mirror galvanometer; laid the cable across the Atlantic; studied atmospheric electricity, worked at mathematical theory of magnetism, &c. Wheeler Gift 1847. The Joule-Thomson effect states that the temperature of a compressed gas decreases with expansion into a vacuum because of the internal work done to overcome molecular attraction. "The only substantial contribution to thermodynamics to which the joint names of Joule and Thomson are attached belongs to an idea conceived by Thomson, who saw the possibility of analyzing the deviations of gas properties from the ideal behaviour. In particular, a non-ideal gas, made to expand slowly through a porous plug (so as to approximate a specified mathematical condition - constant enthalpy), would in general undergo a cooling (essentially a transformation of atomic motion into work spent against the interatomic attractions). For the delicate test of this effect Thomson required Joule's unsurpassed skill..." DSB, VII, p. 182.

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

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

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        Payne's Orbis Pictus Or Book of Beauty and Reynard The Fox A Poem In Poem In Twelve Cantos [Translated From The German By E W Holloway

      A H Payne and W French [Published For The Proprietors By], Dresden and Leipzig and London. Binding: Leather Binding. Illustrator: Leutemann H. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES. TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE. Payne's Orbis Pictus Or Book Of Beauty by Albert Henry Payne. Undated but the British Library dates it as 1851. 240 pages, size 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches, with an index. Profusely illustrated, coloured vingnette on title page with many steel engravings throughout. ' Cicero in his oration in praise of the poet Archias, and speaking on the subject of the Belles Lettres, observes, that "they nourish us in our youth, and invigorate us in old age; they embellish the most fortunate situation, and console us under disaster and persecution; they accompany us night and day in our journeys, and in our retreats from the world; and even when our minds are not disposed to profit by their instruction, we ought still to hold them in a just admiration, finding that, to those who possess them, they afford the most delicious gratifications." The sentiments thus eloquently expressed by one of the greatest orators of antiquity, are in an equal, perhaps even in a greater degree applicable to the study of the Fine Arts, which whether pursued professionally or as a source of amusement, is alike productive of all these advantages. The important influence which the cultivation of art has produced in all ages, in promoting the civilization, improvement and refinement of mankind, is so universally admitted, that any disquisition on the subject would be superfluous at the present time, when a knowledge and appreciation of the great and beautiful, is more generally diffused through all classes of society, than at any previous period in the world's history. This general diffusion of a taste for art, is to be attributed principally to the invention of engraving, which has been to the arts precisely what printing has been to literature. Had the works of our great writers been confined to manuscript copies, the enjoyment of their beauties must necessarily have been restricted to a small number of readers; and but for the invention of engraving, the knowledge of the wondrous creations of the old Italian masters, would be confined to the localities in which the original pictures are deposited. It is indeed to this art rather than to his own, that the painter must look for the transmission of his works to a remote age; many of the most admired pictures of Raphael, have mouldered from their walls or crumbled from their canvass; but the prints of his friend and cotemporary Marc Antonio Raimondi, still continue in full perfection, and give us a lively idea of the beauty of those paintings which would otherwise have been lost to us for ever. The formation of a cabinet of paintings requires not only the possession of an ample fortune, but of an amount of taste and judgment not easily acquired: a knowledge of engravings is on the other hand, obtained with much greater facility, and the acquisition of them is in the power of persons in almost every condition of life. It is then to this large class of the community that the present work is addressed; and it is hoped that the great beauty and variety of the subjects, comprising works from the pencils of the most eminent masters of all countries and in every department of painting; as well as the care and attention which have been bestowed on the execution of the engravings, will entitle it to the favour and patronage of all lovers of art '. With this has been bound a copy of: Reynard The Fox, A Poem In Twelve Cantos. Complete with Title Page & All llustrations. Translated From The German by E W Holloway. Preface dated 1852. xii, 81 pages, size 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches. With 37 Engravings On Steel, After Designs by H Leutemann. Book - in Good 19th century brown leather binding with gilt borders and cover design, five raised bands and gilt design to the spine - an inch split to the bottom of the spine, minor loss to the extreme top of the spine and general rubbing to the edges and corners, light surface scratching to the front and back boards. Contents, all page edges gilts with some grubbiness, light browning and spotting most noticeably to page borders but otherwise clean and despite the split, still tightly bound . An Attractive Copy of a Rare Book With These Two Titles bound together. Illustrator: Leutemann H. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 000739.

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        IL SANTUARIO DELLE RELIQUIE ossia IL TESORO DELLA BASILICA DI S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA illustrato dal Padre Bernardo Gonzati M.C. con sei tavole. Padova Coi Tipi di Antonio Bianchi, 1851.

      Buona ril. in tela recente, cop. origin. applic., cm 37x26, pp 79 di t., 6 tavv f.t. finem. inc. da Antonio Fracanzani e da G. Tempel su dis. di G.B. Volpato. Lieviss. fiorit., peraltro Ottimo esempl.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell 1851 Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1851. (SCOTTISH BINDING) 12mo. Engraved vignette title-page after Turner. The front cover has a fine oil painting on wood depicting a lake scene, Loch Lomond (after Turner?), with a family seated on the banks in the foreground, sailboats, swans, and a cottage receding into a vista dominated by mountains. The rear cover is a Tartan pattern over board, gilt morocco spine. The covers are slightly rubbed, the painting shows extensive cracking but is still in good condition. Highly unusual

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        Clara Raphael. Tolv Breve, udgivne af Johan Ludvig Heiberg.

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1851. Beautiful, elegant, contemporary black half calf with gilt spine. Internally a bit of brownspotting. With Mathilde Ørsted's ownership signature to second front free end-paper. A lovely copy.. Magnificent association-copy of the first edition of the first feminist novel in Denmark, the highly controversial and influential "Clara Raphael", which is the work that sparked the battle for women's rights in Denmark. The work constitutes the first Danish governess novel and it began an entirely new genre of women's novels hitherto unknown in Denmark. The work, which constitutes the break-through of feminism in Denmark, was greatly controversial and immediately caused great furore. It resulted in the so-called Clara Raphael Dispute, in which for instance N.F.S. Grundtvig defended Mathilde Fibiger. Due to the controversial contents of the work, Mathilde Fibiger published it anonymously, and only J.L. Heiberg (1791-1860, perhaps the most famous cultural persona during the Danish Golden Age. He played a more significant role than any other author or thinker during this period) is mentioned on the title-page, as the editor. Due to the contents of the book, Mathilde Fibiger had been unable to find a publisher for it, and only after the appearance of "Jane Eyre", did a publishing house dare take on this controversial book that was to become the main work of feminism in Denmark.The present copy has belonged to Mathilde Ørsted, the daughter of Hans Christian Ørsted (the discoverer of electro-magnetism), and one of the most famous women of her time in Denmark. She was a confidante of Hans Christian Andersen, knew all cultural personas of Golden Age Denmark, and was famous for her bold opinions and her outspokenness. She remained unmarried throughout her life. As Mary Wollstonecraft had pioneered feminist philosophy with her work "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" from 1792, and argued for education as the means to liberate women, so Mathilde Fibiger surprised her Danish contemporaries with her groundbreaking novel "Clara Raphael. Twelve Letters", from 1851, in which she drew a connection between the national-democratic movement and the liberation of women. With this book, which deals with the inequality of the sexes and the lack of possibility for women to develop themselves, Mathilde Fibiger became the first notable advocate of the emancipation of women in Denmark. One of the reasons why the book was so extremely controversial, apart from the political controversy of the request of equality, lay in the ability of the merely 20 year old author to clearly and precisely state and substantiate the essential problems. When reading the book, it is not difficult to see why if came to have the effect that it did, and why it caused the furor that it did. For instance, Clara Raphael, when despairing at the position of women in society, writes: "Our position in society is tragic, and why? What right does man have to suppress us? For subjugated we are, despite the chains being gilded." She understands that casting off these chains will be no easy matter, and that it will not only be a matter of politics, but also of consciousness and mindset: "When the peasants were granted their freedom, some of them wept, begging for permission to keep things as they had been." One of the beaming sentences of the novel is Clara's response to her friend when asked what she is actually fighting for: "I will fight and live for what I understand by the emancipation of women."Her hope of breaking with the existing patriarchal system of society required national and democratic self-awareness, which for her constituted a promise of freedom. In 1871, Frederik Bajer (1837-1922) and Matilde Bajer (1840-1934) founded the Danish Women's Society, the first women's organisation in Denmark. Mathilde Fibiger was one of the earliest members of the Society. When the Danish Women's Society was established, it did not demand female suffrage. It was not until 1906 that a majority of the members became in favour of making that demand the official policy of the Society. In Denmark, it was not until 1903 that women were allowed to vote in parochial church council elections; not until 1908 were they allowed to vote in parish council and local council elections, and not until 1915 in the Folketing and the Landsting elections. It was not until then that women became fully-fledged citizens in a political sense

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        Ideen zu einem Versuch die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen.

      Breslau, Eduard Trewendt, 1851. 8vo. (2),+ XXVII,+ (1),+ 189,+ (1) pp. Sewn as issued, uncut in original printed wrapper. First edition. Preface by the editor Eduard Cauer. This liberal program by Humboldt was written already in 1791, influenced by the contemporary discussions concerning the French revolution. The manuscript, which for a while was in the possession of Friedrich Schiller, is here posthumously published for the first time. An English translation "The Sphere and Duties of Government", was published in 1854

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        The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of all Nations, By Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the 1st of May, 1851

      David Bogue. London:: David Bogue.. A proof plate taken from a sketch made on the spot by Cruikshank on the 1st May 1851. The view records the formal opening ceremony, looking down over the floor with the large crowd around Queen Victoria with the Archbishop offering a prayer of blessing.The print is inscribed to "J. T. Wilmore ARA with the best regards of George Cruikshank". The countries whose banners are visible include India, Persia, Egypt, Turkey & Greece. Wilmore was a member of the Royal Academy.The title continues "The View is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archbishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divin blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition." 44 x 33 cm (platemark) on paper 46 x 37 cm. Douglas 1433. (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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        A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae, or, Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain;

      London, Palaeontographical Society, 1851.. HARDBACK, quarter-cloth with cloth-covered boards, pages: vi, 88, all edges speckled, plates 5, 210mm x 274mm, (8.25" x 10.75"), ex-academic library, with plate on front end-paper, gilt embossed and ink nos. on grubby spine, head, tail and corners rubbed, covers worn and rubbed, some light spotting, otherwise a very fine, bright copy. Pal. Soc. No. 13.

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        President Fillmore's copy of former Whig Congressman Joseph R. Ingersoll's eulogy on President Zachary Taylor

      Pamphlet "Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. Delivered October 2, 1850, by the Hon. Joseph R. Ingersoll," 57 pages, 6" x 9.5". Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1850. Brown paper wrappers. Inscribed on the first blank flyleaf "To / His Exy / Millard Fillmore / President of the / United States, / from / His obt. Sert. / Chas. A. Poulson / Phila. / Jany 6th 1851." Philadelphia antiquarian Charles A. Poulson (1789-1866) was the son of Zachariah Poulson, Jr., publisher of "Poulson's Daily Advertiser." Joseph R. Ingersoll was a Whig Congressman from Pennsylvania who served in the House of Representatives from 1835-1837 (as a Jacksonian) and from 1841-1849. He declined renomination in 1848. Appointed Minister to Great Britain by President Fillmore, he served from August 21, 1852, to August 23, 1853. Bound in 6" x 9" green boards in the early 20th century, the half-inch portion sticking out at top has browned on front and back covers. Internally, the book is in fine condition.

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        The Exposition of 1851; or, Views of the Industry, the Science,

      and the Government of England, second edition, with additions, xvi, 289, 4pp plus 16pp bookseller's catalogue bound in, tall 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth green cloth gilt lettered on spine and front board, small repair to top of front hinge, very slight occasional spotting but a fresh copy, uncut and unopened, London, Murray, 1851. Van Sinderen 61. On 1st May 1851, Queen Victoria opened the Great Exhibition. The event took place in Joseph Paxton's magnificent Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, and it was the first of the great international exhibitions held to celebrate progress in the world's arts and manufactures. Having been a source of aggravation to the scientific establishment for many years, Babbage was not invited to take part in the organization of the exhibition. This did not, of course, prevent him from putting forward his views, but they were ignored. In consequence he wrote this vitriolic book, The Exposition of 1851, which appeared shortly after the opening of the exhibition. In addition to a critique of the policies and the organization of the exhibition, Babbage also took the opportunity to address the corrupt state of science in England in general. Babbage was also angered by the fact that he was refused permission to display his pioneer computer, the model Difference Engine at the exhibition. He therefore bound in with the book copies of an earlier (1849) pamphlet the eleventh chapter of the History of the Royal Society, by C. R. Weld, which included a review from the Athenaeum written by Augustus De Morgan. Both of these dealt with the history of Babbage's work on calculating Engines and they were factually correct, the comments of both Weld and De Morgan being basically objective and providing a useful insight into Babbage's work as viewed by some of his contemporaries. Babbage himself provides a fascinating chapter on Calculating Engines (chapter 13, p.173-188) in which he explains the history of his project. In this edition Babbage added significant new material to Chapters 8 and 11, and the Weld chapter was brought into the book as a formal appendix. There is a 4 page bibliography of Babbage's own writings at the end of the printed text. This important book is very rare in any edition; we have only seen two copies in 30 years. Photograph available on request.

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        En 18..

      Paris, 1851. Contemporary half cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Internally brownspotted (due to the paper quality). A page has been inserted on to the half-title, on which is explained, in a neat late 19th century hand, that the present copy is that of George Sand and that it comes from the sale of her belongings. The rest of the page contains bibliographical information on the work. Nice copy.. The extremely scarce first edition, one of merely 84 copies that were not destroyed, of the first work by the Goncourt brothers - the work that laid the basis for their unique joint authorship. The famous brothers Edmond (1822-96) and Jules (1830-70) Goncourt played a unique role in 19th century French intellectual life. Together they developed a distinctive impressionistic style, called "écriture artiste"; their works are furthermore of great importance to the understanding of literary and social life of the period. They seminally influenced the naturalism and realism of 19th century literature - in the words of Émile Zola, they "provided a new sense of nature". The remarkable symbiosis in their collaboration, continuing to write as one until the death of Jules, has gone down in history as one of the most remarkable literary collaborations ever. They are considered aesthetes of the highest rank and were known as great collectors of art. They were also known to be highly neurotic and utterly misogynist. During the Second Empire they frequented the salon of Princess Mathilde and took part in the famous 'dîners Magny', the fortnightly gatherings that brought together leading men (and George Sand!) of letters and science at a Paris restaurant in the 1860'ies. In his will, Edmond left the entire Goncourt fortune to found the "Académie Goncourt", which began in 1903, when the prestigious Prix Goncourt was also founded. Their first work, "En 18..", was printed in 1000 copies, but it was confiscated by the censors and was burnt by the authors. Consequently, a mere 84 copies survived and the work is thus of the utmost scarcity. "Cet ouvrage, qui a été tire à 1000 exemplaires, a été brûlé par les auteurs; il n'existerait dans le commerce que 84 exemplaires donnés ou vendus." (Carteret)."Premiers ouvrage des Goncourt, très rare, dont le manuscrit a subi des suppressions avant l'impression de l'edition de Bruxelles." [the Brussels edition being the second edition, printed in 1884]. (Carteret). George Sand and the Goncourt brothers moved in the same intellectual and literary circles, were invited to the same places, the same salons, and had many friends in common. All three were seminal in determining the course of naturalistic writing of the 19th century. Interestingly, also George Sand began her literary career in as a collaboration, in a liaison with the writer Jules Sandeau. They published a few stories in collaboration, signing them "Jules Sand", before she began writing on her own. Carteret I:349. (listing a copy of the first edition sold in 1918 at 160 fr.)

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        Die Gymnastik nach dem Systeme des schwedischen Gymnasiarchen P. H. Ling.

      4 in 2 Bänden. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 5 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. 4 Bll., LXIX, 1 Bl., 444 S.; 2 Bll., 218 S., 3 Bll., 136 S., 1 Bl., 4 Bll., 280 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg., Vorderdeckel jeweils mit kl. goldgepr. Eignernamen D. F. Ehlers. I. Das Wesen der Gymnastik, Grundlegung und Gliederung ihres Systems usw. - II. Die ästhetische Gymnastik. - III. Die Heilgymnastik. - IV. Die Wehrgymnastik. - - - Etwas bestoßen, Rücken leicht aufgehellt. Vortitel gestempelt.

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        Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Army of the United States. June 1851. From the original text and drawings in the War Department

      Philadelphia: William H. Horstmann & Sons, [1851]. Folio. (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). 25 lithographic plates by P.S. Duval after G.C. Humphries (5 printed in colours, 6 hand-coloured). (Occasional small chips to margins of plates and first few leaves of text). Original grey paper-covered limp boards, blue/grey title label on upper cover, rebacked with green cloth. (Extremities worn, corners rounded) Modern cloth box with leather label. In a modern clamshell box. First edition of this rare colour-plate book recording the uniform and dress of the mid-19th century United States Army This work was published by William H. Hortsmann and Sons, "military furnishers" of Philadelphia: established in 1815, they were the country's leading military outfitters throughout the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. The plates, drawn by G.C. Humphries, were presumably used by Hortsmann, in conjunction with the text, to explain to customers what they were entitled to wear; the official nature of the work being emphasized by the facsimile endorsments on each plate by the Adjutant General. The attractive plates are ably executed in lithography by P.S. Duval, one of the leading lithographic printers of the time. They consist of five chromolithographic images showing 19 full-length views of various ranks and regiments within the US Army; followed by 16 plates of details of uniforms (4 partially or completely hand-coloured); 2 plates of swords; and ending with coloured plates of "horse furniture." The text reprints the relevant regulations concerning the dress-code for officers and enlisted men, including members of the topographical engineers, dragoons, and cadets. Not in Bennett or McGrath; Sabin 68957 (an apparent variant, with all 25 plates coloured)

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