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        Lateinische Schulgrammatik für sämtliche gymnasiale Klassen - für die mittleren und oberen Gymnasialklassen (ausführliche Syntax, Quantitätslehre, Metrik, poetischer Sprachgebrauch)

      Coppenrath\'sche Buch- und Kunsthandlung 1851. S. 332 Hardcover/Pappband Hardcover/Pappband, Coppenrath\'sche Buch- und Kunsthandlung 1851, 332 Seiten, Ehem. Bibliotheksbuch mit den üblichen Änderungen einer Bibliothek wie Einträge - Kategorieaufkleber - usw., Für sein Alter in sehr gutem Zustand, Text teils in altdeutscher Schrift, Seiten innen: leicht nachgedunkelt mit leichten Alterungsspuren (überwiegen für sein Alter in sehr gutem Zustand), Buchschnitt nachgedunkelt, Einband aussen in gutem Zustand mit nur leichten Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren (intern: 59D/Schwarz - weißer BA (Tx-14-2)/Altdeutsch Antiquarisch/Ohne Titel am Buchrücken/HC-2) Lateinische,Schulegrammatik,für,sämtliche,gymnasiale,Klassen,-,,für,die,mittleren,und,oberen,Gymnasialklassen,(ausführliche,Syntx,,Quantitätslehre,,Metrik,,poetischer,Sprachgebrauch)

      [Bookseller: Lydia & Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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        Cendrillon. Revue encyclopŽdique de tous les travaux de dames. Tricot, crochet, frivolitŽ, lacet, filet, tapisseries, broderies de tous genres, modes, recettes, hygine, etc.

      Paris, 1851/1853, cinque vol. in-16¡ m.pelle rossa, pp. 148 - 136 - 138 - 140 - 140 con oltre 60 bellissime tav. litografiche colorate a mano e non, ripiegate o meno e con alcuni modelli in carta

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Album de l'Expédition Romaine.

      MARTIAL. 1851. In-Plano Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Quelques rousseurs. Ouvrage unique de 16 pages de texte + 13 planches collationnées (60 x 42 cm) de lithographies en noir et blanc + 4 cartes en noir et blanc, en planches, doubles-planches ou planches dépliantes. Autographe original de l'auteur. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. Quelques mouillures en marges, n'atteignant pas les illustrations. Coins et coupes des plats, frottés.

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre.Com]
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        Poésies. - Prose

      - A. Jullien, Genève 1851, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione che non era derivato grandi giornali. Bound in mezzo marocco angoli bordeaux russi, dorso piatto decorato con romantica decorativo data d'oro coda, cornici dorate su marmo piatto, risguardi e contreplats ciotola di carta, copertina e dorso conservati, ex ex libris incollato su una guardia, testa dorata, elegante raccoglitore pastiche romantico firmato Semet & Plumelle. Copia raro e molto bello ben definito. Fonte: Fondo per francofoni svizzero Albert naturale poeti che si sono formate dagli anni Venti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés, date en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche romantique signée de Semet & Plumelle. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. Provenance : fonds des poètes suisse romands d'Albert Natural qu'il constitua à partir des années vingt.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTER BOOK OF U S NAVAL LIEUTENANT WILLIAM LEWIS HERNDON]

      [At sea, and in Tarma, Peru, 1851. [43]pp. Small folio. Contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in gilt ruled calf. Boards rubbed, with a few small patches torn away from front board, corners and edges worn. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Text clean and legible. About very good. In a cloth clamshell box, gilt leather label. The entries commence with two lists of items belonging to the engineering department on the U.S.S. Iris, followed by Herndon's outgoing correspondence during his command of that vessel, and a final two-page letter to Passed Midshipman Lardner Gibbon written at Tarma, Peru on June 30, 1851. The correspondence dwells primarily on various engineering problems and administrative issues. Included, however, is an unusual five-page letter dated aboard the Iris at Laguna in March of 1848 to an unidentified recipient, but probably Matthew C. Perry, commanding the Home Squadron off Mexico during the Mexican-American War. The letter reports the results of Herndon's meetings at Sisal with Military Commandant Don Alonzo Azuar regarding Indian involvement in the conflict, and with the senior Spanish Naval Officer present, Don Francisco Garcia di Salas, commander of the brig Nervian, regarding the landing of guns and munitions. The final letter in the volume is of great significance. It is Herndon's instructions to Passed Midshipman Lardner Gibbon regarding his further exploration of the Amazon following their separation at Tarma, Peru on July 1, 1851. Herndon assigned Gibbon a different route of discovery so that "while I gave my own personal attention to the countries drained by the upper Marañon, Mr. Gibbon might explore some, and gather all the information he could respecting others, of the Bolivian tributaries of the Amazon." This letter provides Gibbon with guidance as to the route he is to follow and the importance of minimizing risk to himself to ensure that the results of their exploration might be preserved. The letter is printed verbatim in the first volume of Herndon and Gibbon's EXPLORATION OF THE VALLEY OF THE AMAZON (Washington, 1854, pp.33-34). Herndon's report of his exploration of the main trunk of the Amazon is the subject of the first volume of that work; Gibbon's report of his journey is the subject of the second volume. Six years later, then a navy captain in command of the ill-fated U.S. Mail Steamer Central America, Herndon perished with 426 passengers and crew when the ship foundered on September 12th. Before the ship sank Herndon organized and directed the evacuation of many passengers, including all the women and children. Herndon's heroism prompted the construction of the Herndon Monument at the U. S. Naval Academy in 1860.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Balaton albuma. Emlék Füred s környékérol, tartalmaz: 10 rajzot a Balaton legérdekesb vidékeirol, a tó általános áttekintésével és magyarázatával.

      Pest, Edelmann Károly. 1851.. Mit 10 lithograph. Tafeln, 1 gefalt. litograph. Karte und 1 gefalt. lithograph. Panorama. 32 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel "Balaton Album". 25 x 17 cm. Mit einem Plan des Plattensees und einer Panoramakarte mit den am Plattensee gelegenen Ortschaften. Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Fured (2), Tihany, Tatika, Rezi, Szigliget, Sumeg, Csobancz und Badacson (2). - Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig. Textbll. stockfleckig, die schönen teils nur etwas in den Rändern betroffen.

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        League of the Ho-De'-No-Sau-Nee, or Iroquois

      Rochester: Sage & Brother, 1851. 8vo. xviii, 477pp. Half-title. Large folding map, folding table and 22 lithographed plates (one folding), including frontispiece; additionally with 18 colored plates, being variant states of the lithographs, sometimes with plate numbers or headlines not present in the uncolored versions. Original black elaborately blind-tooled cloth, gilt-lettered and -decorated on spine. A special copy, with the plates in two states. Plum quotes W.N. Fenton in 'American Anthropologist' (Feb. 1957), stating that there were two printings [i.e. issues] of the first edition, "one of which carried in a few cases colored plates of the illustrations made for Morgan's reports to the New York State Board of Regents." The present is of that deluxe issue, which necessated a different case binding to accomodate the extra thickness. Field writes: "It is indeed rare that taste and learning so well combine with the experience of a lifetime to favor the researches of a historian in examining the scanty records of the American Indians. In early youth Mr. Morgan was so familiarly associated with the Senecas, that he was adopted as a member of the tribe. Under such favorable circumstances, he was permitted to closely study their social organization, and the structure and principles of their ancient league. Year after year his materials grew, until his copious notes became volumes, and thus the production of the first systematic treatise, regarding the internal structure of Indian society and government was made easy of accomplishment. The laws of descent among the Iroquois, first claimed the author's attention, and his treatise fully exhibits that marvelous and sagacious legislative restriction, by which tribal and national rank was always derived from the mother. Not the least valuable feature of his work, crowded as it is with original investigations and logical deductions, is the map of the territory belonging to, or once occupied by the Six Nations, in which all the localities of their numerous villages are shown, with the aboriginal names of the streams, lakes, valleys, and other geographical features. The Appendix, pp. 465 to 477, is entitled "Schedule explanatory of the Indian Map.' It is a table giving the English names of the localities, streams, etc., on the map, and opposite thereto the Indian name, while a third column exhibits its signification. Nearly four hundred geographical names are thus rendered and translated." Field 1091; Howes M-804 ("aa"); Plum 241; Sabin 50666 ("the work of a writer more than ordinarily fitted for the task"). Folding map separated along fold of one section, skillfully rebacked preserving original spine panel, some occasional toning to plates.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original pebble-grained red cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind-embossed rules and front board publisher's device. xxiii, 635pp, (6pp ads). Good plus. Internally a sound "Very good," as it's internally tight and unrestored, showing only mild sporadic age toning and occasional light foxing; binding is sound and decent, with exposed tips; somewhat rough spine has had 1" X 1" excision archivally and discretely restored and chipped spine head and tail archivally rebuilt (see images); pencilled 1852 ownership signature on inner flyleaf. A tight, presentable and quite handleable first U.S. edition, first issue, of this giant of 19th century literature. One of only 3000 U.S. copies, the American edition -- preceded by the 2-volume English version one month prior -- met with little fanfare, and supposedly many unsold copies were destroyed in an 1854 warehouse fire. Original terra cotta endpapers. Despite wear this is a respectable copy, appropriately priced. BAL 13664.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        VOLGARIZZAMENTO DEGLI UFFICI. OSSERVAZIONI PER SERVIR DI COMENTO TESTO INEDITO DEL BUON SECOLO DELLA LINGUA

      STAMPERIA DEL DIOGENE, 1851. ITALIANO 0,41 Due volumi in un tomo, il II edito nel 1848 a cura del Sac. Dott. Niccola Mango, pagine con fioritura e con tracce di umidità, coperta rigida con piatti marmorizzati e leggermente usurati e con strappo all'angolo basso posteriore, dorso in pelle con titoli d'oro e con abrasioni USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Der Bayrische [bayerische] Wald (Böhmerwald).

      Regensburg (Verlag Georg Joseph Manz) 1851. 2., sehr verm. Aufl. 417 S. mit 37 Stahlstichen, die col. Karte zerissen und nur noch zur Hälfte vorhanden. 18 cm, Original Halbleinen, Rücken und Eb berieben, eine Tafel lose. Papier altersbed. durchgehend etwas gebräunt oder fleckig. Adalbert Müller (* 12. Januar 1802 auf Schloss Furth im Wald; † 13. Oktober 1879 in Regensburg; gebürtig Adalbert Franz Xaver Ernst Johann Nepomuk von Müller) war Schriftsteller und Landeskundler. Der Grueber\'sche Vorläufer und das vorliegende Buch gelten als die ersten umfassenden Monographien über den Bayerischen Wald. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A selection of rare and curious Fishes found upon the coast of Ceylon. From drawings made in that island and coloured from life.

      London, printed for the Author, 1851. 4to (296 x 240mm). pp. viii, with 30 splendidly hand-coloured engraved plates all heightened with gum arabic each with a descriptive leaf of text. Contemporary publisher's green blind pressed cloth, gilt lettered spine (spine a bit worn). Probably the most spectacular publication on tropical fish. The plates are vividly coloured and belong to the very best ever made on the subject. " ... contains 30 handcoloured plates which are so lovely that it is one of my favourite old natural history books on any subject" (Buchanan. Nature into Art p. 147). Bennett lived in Ceylon from 1816 to 1827. Thirty species of marine fishes are described, mostly rather common rock and coral reef fishes more or less widely distributed in the Western Indian Ocean. "In my drawings of the fishes I have adhered strictly to nature; and, as far as my colours permitted, imitated their various hues: but alas, in vain must be every human endeavour to attain perfection!"(From the Preface). Three editions appeared of the work, of which the first was published 1830. The present 1851 edition is a re-issue of the 3rd edition of 1841, which was revised and reset. There seems to be no difference in quality between the three.//Nissen, Schöne Fishbücher, 15; Nissen ZBI, 316.

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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. 2 Vols.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1851. 2 orig. full cloth. Gilt lettering to spines. Neath repairs to spineends and to backhinge on volume one. Small stamp on title-pages. Endpapers renewed. 2 lithographed frontispieces in colour. VIII,413,(1);VII,426 pp., 10 lithographed colourplates (incl. frontispieces) and 1 large folded map in colour. Internally fine and clean, partly unopened. Scarce first edition. It contains the journal of Richardson's and Dr. John Rae's expedition in the summer and fall of 1848, down the Mackenzie River and by boat eastward along the coast to Coppermine River, returning overland to Ford Confidence; with chapters on Eskimos, Kutchin, Cree and Chipewyan Indians and on dr. Rae's summer journey in 1849, down the Coppermine River. (Arctic Bibliography, 14489). - Sabin, 71025.

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        Geschichte des Benedictiner-Stiftes Melk in Niederösterreich, seiner Besitzungen und Umgebungen. - Erster Band: Geschichte des Stiftes.

      Wien, Beck, 1851. 1.Auflage, XII, 1166 Seiten, 1 Bl., 26 Seiten Nachträge und 21 Abbildungen von Römersteinen, Siegeln und Bauwerken auf 8 Tafeln Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, unbeschnitten, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Moby-Dick or, the Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, 1851. First American edition, first binding. BAL 13664; Wright II, 1701. Somewhat foxed throughout; spine and edges skillfully restored with matching cloth, but with loss of the spine lettering; a good copy, enclosed in chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. 12mo, original blue-gray cloth, gilt lettering. Six pages of publisher's terminal advertisements. Herman Melville's great American novel in its first American edition, preceded just slightly by the first English edition which was published about a month earlier in London under the title The Whale. Provenance: Contemporary bookplate of Albert M. Greene of Clifton Park, Maryland, on the front free endpaper, with his library number, M418, written on the bookplate and repeated in ink on the spine; later the property of the Portsmouth Public Library, with their one-inch round stamp on the paste-downs and several times in the text; later the property of the distinguished Melville collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, with their bookplate on the front paste-down, which has been marked in pencil "Duplicate Withdrawn from the Newberry Library, 8-24-93, AJL." Though officially withdrawn from the Newberry Library in 1993, this copy of Moby Dick did not leave there until January of 2017.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        The New-Orleans Book [New Orleans, Louisiana]

      New Orleans: Robert Gibbes Barnwell, 1851. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st Printing Xii, 384 Pp. Original Red Ribbed Cloth, Gilt Lettering On Spine, Gilt Crescent Moon On Front Cover, Gilt Swan And Brood In Nest On Rear Cover. Decorative Endpapers, All Edges Gilt. 1850 Copyright Date, 1851 On Title Page, No Publisher Indicated, Copyright Page Indicates Printed In Boston At Wright & Harry's Steam Press, Apparently This Being The First Publication. A Compilation Of Prose And Verse By Several Dozen Authors. Covers Worn, All Gilt Still Present, Fraying At Corners And Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Intact. Inscribed On Second Free Endpaper With Linked Chain, Three Links With Initials [J-L-F?], Fourth Link Containing "Of", "Fidelity From P H Willan Esq. Of Long America No.L 1 To Mle. Coyle Of B. B. Sept. 24 '1855"; Book Label Of Plantation Book Shop, Natchez., Miss. On Front Pastedown. Very Scarce; Worldcat Locates Only Two Institutional Copies, Both In The Uk.

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        PLAIN DIRECTIONS FOR OBTAINING PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES UPON ALBUMENIZED PAPER AND GLASS, BY COLLODION AND ALBUMEN, ETC., ETC., INCLUDING A SECOND EDITION OF A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON PHOTOGRAPHY

      London: T. & R. Willats, 1851. First edition. 12mo., 58 pp., blank, [2] adverts., illustrations. There are a few contemporary notations in margins. A fine copy bound in later cloth and morocco with tips, the original wrappers are bound in. Pencil notation on the front wrapper "1851" Issued as Willats's Photographic Manuals, No. I., Part II. It includes the revised and expanded second English edition of Gustave Le Grey's, A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON PHOTOGRAPHY UPON PAPER AND GLASS, "the first publication of a workable wet collodion process," John Hannavy, ENCYCLOPEADIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY, p. 179. With additional formulae from Frederick Scott Archer, F. Horne, J. Mayall, and others. Pages 47 - 56 constitute A CATALOGUE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, CHEMICAL PREPARATIONS & MATERIALS, MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY THOS. & RICHD. WILLATS, an illustrated and priced catalogue. And p. 57 - 58 is a synopsis of Niepcé de St. Victor's Heliochrome process, a chemicas tinting method. Gernsheim INCUNABULA No. 697; Roosens & Salu No. 6369. WorldCat locates only four copies: Harvard (2), University of Minnesota, and Canada Science & Technology Museums.

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        Asia.

      London, Edingburgh & Dublin, J. & F. Tallis, [ca. 1851]. - Steel-engraved map by J. Rapkin (27 x 35 cm), with engraved illustrations by J.B. Allen after designs by J. Marchant, outlined in colour. Decorative map with Asia including the Arabian Peninsula, with vignettes of ‘Tartars’, ‘Russian peasants’, The walrus’, ‘Sun birds’ and ‘Petra’. Also published in ‘Tallis’s illustrated atlas and modern history of the world.’ (London, New York, R.M. Martin, 1851). Some minor fraying at the top of the map, some browning. In good condition. Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Essai sur les glaciers et sur le terrain erratique du bassin du Rhône. (handsigniert / hand signed!)

      X, 363 S., 1 Kte, 8 Taf. Hardcover Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Grüner Halblederband des 19. Jh. mit goldgepr. Buchrücken. Inkl. Autorenwidmung ("Monsieur Teigny en souvenir de l'auteur, Paris le 14'Septembre 1851, Jean de Charpentier"), offenbar aus anderem Exemplar des gleichen Titels herausgeschnitten und in Vorsatz dieses Buches geklebt. Buch beinhaltet 1 Karte und 8 Tafeln (komplett). Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel innen. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Bindung fest. Titelei vergilbt, übrige Seiten nur leicht nachgedunkelt. Text sauber. Titel von Tafel 6 bei Bindung halb abgeschnitten. Altersgemäß guter Erhaltungszustand. -- Wissenschaftlich bedeutende Monographie des Geologen, Glazialforschers und Mineralogen Johann von Charpentier (1786-1855) über die Herkunft der von Gletschern über hunderte von Kilometern gewanderten Findlinge. -- Rare original edition, no reprint. Green half leather bound book cover. Incl. author's signature ("Monsieur Teigny en souvenir de l'auteur, Paris le 14'Septembre 1851, Jean de Charpentier"), apparently cut out from the title page of another copy of the same title and pasted into this book. 1 map and 8 plates (complete). Book cover rubbed, binding tight, title page foxed, other pages slightly darkened, otherwise well preserved. Text clean. Caption of pl. 6 half cut during the binding process. Considering its age in good condition. -- Rare tome written by the Geologist Jean de Charpentier (1786-1855) about the long movements of boulders from their original glacial origins. petrominera_alt 024

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        ANNUAL REPORT OF THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, of the Operations of the Quartermaster's Department for the Fiscal Year ending on the 30th June, 1850. The March of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen to Oregon in 1849. Signed and inscribed by Major General Jesup

      Washington: C. Alexander, printer, 1851. [iv], 218 pages of text. Original printed paper binding is moderately soiled and worn, and the spine is cracked and worn and remaining relatively intact, though many pages are loose or neatly detached; protected in archival mylar. Presentation copy signed and inscribed on the top of the front cover "With the respects of Major Genl Thos. S. Jesup" who is a Quartermaster General who participated in gathering the data in this report. Contains 36 plates, 3 of which are fold-out. Seven of the first eight plates are lightly foxed, and several others have minor foxing or browning, and the final 100 pages of text are affected with waviness and in some cases staining from exposure to moisture, not affecting any plates. The final few pages are somewhat discolored. Ex-libris with a bookplate on the inside of the front cover with no further markings. With the exception of the printing date, this edition conforms with Howes C923[a] "anr. ed., with separate t., Wash 1850." Sabin 66974. Wagner/Camp 181; Streeter Sale 3057. A detailed description of the emigrant trail to Oregon from May 10 to October 5, 1849. . Signed. Later edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Annual Report of the Quartermaster General of the Operations of The Quartermaster's Department for the Fiscal Year Ending on the 30th June, 1850

      C. Alexander, Printer, Washington, D.C. 1851 - Very Good, paper at spine is worn but still intact, and contents are bright and clean. Prior owner name stamp front endpage. 218 pages of remarkable reading, with the bulk of the report given to an account, in the form of a journal, of the march of the regiment of mounted riflemen to Oregon, from May 10 to October 5, 1849, led by Major Osborne Cross. Also includes reports from other officers in the Quartermaster's Corp from Texas, New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Florida. Laid in is a single page typed, a "Description of Projectiles, Field Artillery Civil War'" dated Mar. 12, 1936. A SCARCE and important document on the history of the American West. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LADY GODIVA PROCESSION WILL TAKE PLACE AT COVENTRY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1851.

      Coventry: S. Knapp, D. Lewin, and T. A. Mars . 1851 - Broadside. Steel engraving and letterpress, printe in green, recto. Letterpress, printed in black, verso (Very Good, soft horizontal folds, tiny tears in margins, slightly dusty) 57 x 22 cm (22.5 x 8.7 inches). This rare broadside was printed for a controversial Procession with naked Lady Godiva in Coventry in 1851. The text, printed in green gives the program of the procession, and on the back are advertisements for different firms, such as stores, printers, hotels and inns in Coventry. Lady Godiva was played by Madame Cassanette from the Cremorne Gardens. The Lady Godiva Procession first took place in the late 17th century, to celebrate a 11th century legend of Lady Godiva, who rode naked through the city, covered with her hair only, to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants. Around 1842 the first procession that encouraged the idea of Godiva riding naked took place. She wore a tight fitting, flesh coloured dress, causing fights among spectators trying to get a better view. During this time of highly moralistic Victorian Era, complaints against the procession arrived from all over the country and the city was disgraced. Despite this the procession did go ahead until 1862, when it became less frequent. The broadside is very rare. We could not find any other surviving examples in institutions worldwide. A small format handbill of the event survives in the British Library.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        General Biographical Dictionary A New Edition to Which is Added a Supplementary Volume Completing the Work to the Present Time (complete in 4 volumes)

      Henry G. Bohn, New York 1851 - These four books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked, but for a name on a flyleaf in vol. I. They are lightly rubbed at the edges. They have red marbled end papers and nright, clear pages with marbled edges bound in tan leather boards with gilt lines. The spines have five raised bands with gilt tooled designs in the panes and gilt titles in a red and black box. The end papers have a bit of toning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NYMPH OF THE WELL AND THE BARBER'S GHOST, Translated from the German of Musaeus

      London: Printed by G. E. Nias, 38, Gracechurch Street, 1851.. Small octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [1] 2-155 [156: blank], original red binder's cloth with no titles to any panels, yellow coated endpapers, a.e.g. First edition of this translation. he stories are from VOLKSMÄRCHEN DER DEUTSCHEN (1782-1787). COPAC reports one copy, held by the British Library, which dates the book 1848 and identifies the anonymous translator, Adolphus Zytogorski. OCLC locates 3 copies, all dated 1851. T. Not in Morgan. Just a bit of rubbing and soiling to cloth, a very good copy. Very scarce. (#151631)

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        Les prophètes du passé

      - L. Hervé, Paris 1851, 12x17cm, relié. - Edition su carta stampata e pochi attuale, è stato girato un paio in Olanda e tesseva documenti molto grandi. Associazione a bradel mezza arancia calico, liscio torna con un motivo floreale in oro, quella di coda brano nel dolore marino, un angolo superiore leggermente smussato, carta fatta a mano piatta, copertine conservato. Copiare praticamente privo di foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant et imprimée à petit nombre, il n'a été tiré que quelques Hollande et vélin fort en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline orange, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, un coin supérieur légèrement émoussé, plats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. Rare.

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        Gesamtansicht von Stadt u. Abtei ostwärts gesehen.

      - Stahlstich v. J. Jullien n. B. Hundeshagen b. T. Habicht in Bonn, 1851, 9,5 x 16,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Lohengrin - Romantische Oper in drei Akten 1851

      Breitkopf & Hartel 1851 - Lohengrin, romantische Oper in Drei Akten - Vocal score 1851, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Hartel. First edition of the vocal score in quarter leather and marbled binding. Excellent condition, 237 pages (pages 229-236 in facsimile), 10.25 x 13 inches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of W. Shakspere, National Edition, (8 Volume Set)

      London; 1851-1852: Charles Knight. T.A. Prior; W. Harvey; F.W. Fiarholt; R.W. Buss; et al.. Octavo. In eight volumes illustrated by T.A. Prior; W. Harvey; F.W. Fiarholt; R.W. Buss; et al. There was a growing veneration and desire for a knowledge of Shakespeare in the Victorian era. While these fine editions by Charles Knight were too costly for the laboring man, they became the standard editions for the serious reader not just among the aristocracy but the growing middle class. Since there were not only some erroneous versions being printed but also previous illustrations of the plays were done by artists who clearly were unfamiliar with the plays, he sought to correct these errors and became the standard text for scholar and serious reader alike. He discovered that not only had words been changed but whole lines had been omitted. Since the considered the first folio as the texus receptus, he collated his copy with those in the British Library. He spent a month with William Harvey (a student of Bewick) in Stratford-on-Avon working on buildings associated with Shakespeare so that the illustrations in this edition would be presented as accurate as possible. The National Edition was the culmination of his research and included his magnificent Studies of Shakespeare which formed companion volume to every edition of the text. As Alan R. Young points out: "that single-handedly as publisher, editor, commentator, and researcher Knight made an enormous contribution to Victorian awareness of Shakespeare." (Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 1, p. 36). The original manuscripts in Knight's collection as well as his extensive scholarly notes were destroyed in the London blitz during World War II. Bound in ¾ brown calf over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, black and brown spine labels gilt, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers, damp stain to upper edge of title page to volume I-Comedies not penetrating to other leaves. Some rubbing or staining to boards. A handsome set.

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        Panorama der Stadt über den Rhein gesehen ('Panorama von Basel.').

      - Aquatinta v. Johannes Ruff n. Franz Schmid b. J.H. Locher in Zürich (Locher'sche Buchhandlung), v. 1851, 9 x 52,5

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        Social Statics: or, the Conditions essential to Human Happiness specified, and the First of them developed.

      London: John Chapman, 1851 - Octavo (203 x 125 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, red and black labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt a little faded, first and last leaves a little spotted, one gathering a little toned due to paper stock; a very good copy. Printed ex-libris of C. S. Burman to front pastedown. First edition of Spencer's first book, which "was concerned with the 'equilibrium of a perfect society' in the future, rather than the forces (or 'dynamics') by which society was struggling towards perfection in the immediate present (p. 229). Although the book attracted little attention at the time, it contained some important pointers to the ways in which Spencer's thought was developing. The most important of these were his treatment of human society as governed by immutable natural laws, his vision of the role of the state as confined to the enforcement of those natural laws, his emphasis on continuous functional adaptation in both institutions and organisms, and his formulation of a law of 'equal freedom' for each individual, limited only by 'the similar freedoms of all' (p. 35). The book also reflected the strain of utopian radicalism in Spencer's thought inherited from his early background: it denied the legitimacy of private property in land, held out equality of the sexes as a moral ideal, and advocated the training of children by persuasion and rational argument rather than discipline and coercion." (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        NOUVEAU MANUEL COMPLET DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR MÉTAL, SUR PAPIER ET SUR VERRE. CONTENANT TOUTE LES DÉCOUVERTES DE MM. NIEPCE ET DAGUERRE, F. TALBOT, HERSCHELL, HUNT, BLANQUART-EVRARD, NIEPCE DE ST-VICTOR, FIZEAÚ, CLAUDET, BARON GROS, HUMBERT DE MOLARD, LEGRAY, ETC., ETC. ...PRÉCÉDÉ D'UN RÉSUMÉ HISTORIQUE ET CRITIQUE SUR L'ORIGINE ET LES PROGRÈS DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

      Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique De Roret, 1851. Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue, ornée de figures, et mise au courant des perfectionnements les plus récents. 16mo., xvi, 368 pp., 90 pp. publisher's catalogue, illustrations in text, and one large folding engraved plate with 36 figures. Quarter vellum gilt with spine label and marbled paper over boards. The original illustrated wrappers are bound in. An unusually fine and bright copy. An excellent survey of photographic processes to date. The largest portion is devoted to the daguerreotype - Valicourt was a practitioner of the process. Valicourt provides full descriptions of apparatus and chemicals, plates (including daguerreotype) and the various paper processes in use: collodion, albumen and gelatin, etc. Also includes photomechanical techniques. Valicourt had previously written a few short pieces which appeared as chapters in texts by Smee, and a text on Blanquart-Evrard's paper process from the mid 1840s; in this title he has borrowed and distilled from the the discoveries of Niépce, Daguerre, Fox Talbot, Herschel, Hunt, Blanquard-Evrard, Niepce de St.-Victor, Fizean, Claudet, et al.To call this volume a " Nouvelle édition" is an exaggeration; it is the first full manual on photography written by Valicourt, and one of the superior compendiums of known photographic processes to date.Not listed in Roosens and Salu.Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 55, as a first appearance.

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AGNES GREY, SELECTIONS and POEMS BY ELLIS BELL.

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz Junior, 1851.. A VERY EARLY EDITION. A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors. A Selection from their Literary Remains and a Preface by Currer Bell in which Charlotte declared herself "Currer Bell" and explains all this for the first time in the now famous "Biographical Notice. TAUCHNITZ EDITION, 1851. Small 8vo, approximately 155 x 115 mm, 6 x 4½ inches, 2 volumes in 1, pages: Volume I, xx, 1-316, prelim pages contain half-title, title, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, & Preface; Volume II, half-title, title, 1-52, End of Wuthering Heights; [53-54] - Divisional Title, [55]-264 - Agnes Grey; [265-266] - Divisional Title, [267]-270 - Selections; [271] 272-312 - Poems by Ellis Bell, last page blank except for printer's name, bound in full vellum, gilt lettered leather labels to spine, marbled endpapers. Vellum lifting from boards, not cracked and still securely attached, uneven pale browning to first few leaves, intermittent pale brown staining to some inner margins of Volume II, residue of glue on first free endpaper due to removal of label, small leather shield with gilt monogram (AG below crown) pasted to top corner of first title page (see attached image), occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy, published 3 years after the first edition of 1848. The second edition was published in 1850-51. See: Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841-1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No. 201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lendas e narrativas.

      Lisbon, Em Casa da Viuva Bertrand e Filhos, 1851. - 8°, contemporary tree sheep (slight wear), smooth spine gilt with two citron morocco lettering pieces for each volume, gilt author, title, (non-uniforn) marbled endleaves. Very good condition. Black on white printed paper tickets of Livraria de B.L. Garnier, 69, Rua do Ouvidor, Rio de Janeiro, in upper outer corners of front pastedown endleaves. x, 306 pp., (1 l.); (2 ll.), 327 pp., (1 l.). Page 129 of volume I incorrectly numbered 12. *** FIRST EDITION in book form of these short stories, which originally almost all appeared in O panorama or Ilustração between 1839 and 1844. Several are set in the Middle Ages. There have been a total of approximately thirty editions; perhaps the most recent one appeared in 2010.By 1850 Herculano (1810-1877) was well respected as a historian. He has long been recognized as the greatest Portuguese historian of the nineteenth century, and one of the greatest that country ever produced. A complete volume of Innocêncio is devoted to a bibliography and analysis of his works, which include Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal, Lisbon 1854-59, and Historia de Portugal, Lisbon 1846-53. Herculano was a novelist and author of short fiction as well as a poet and historian, and is responsible for introducing to Portugal the historical romance in the manner of Sir Walter Scott, which influenced Almeida Garrett and later authors.*** Innocêncio I, 35; XXI, 621-2. Pinto de Mattos (1970), p. 326. Bell, Portuguese Literature pp. 292-5. Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (16th ed.) pp. [737]-58, et passim. Porbase locates a single complete set, at the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra, and a copy of volume I only at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library. This first edition not located in Hollis or Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AGNES GREY, SELECTIONS and POEMS BY ELLIS BELL.

      Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz Junior, 1851. A VERY EARLY EDITION. A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors. A Selection from their Literary Remains and a Preface by Currer Bell in which Charlotte declared herself "Currer Bell" and explains all this for the first time in the now famous "Biographical Notice. TAUCHNITZ EDITION, 1851. Small 8vo, approximately 155 x 115 mm, 6 x 4½ inches, 2 volumes in 1, pages: Volume I, xx, 1-316, prelim pages contain half-title, title, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, & Preface; Volume II, half-title, title, 1-52, End of Wuthering Heights; [53-54] - Divisional Title, [55]-264 - Agnes Grey; [265-266] - Divisional Title, [267]-270 - Selections; [271] 272-312 - Poems by Ellis Bell, last page blank except for printer's name, bound in full vellum, gilt lettered leather labels to spine, marbled endpapers. Vellum lifting from boards, not cracked and still securely attached, uneven pale browning to first few leaves, intermittent pale brown staining to some inner margins of Volume II, residue of glue on first free endpaper due to removal of label, small leather shield with gilt monogram (AG below crown) pasted to top corner of first title page (see attached image), occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy, published 3 years after the first edition of 1848. The second edition was published in 1850-51. See: Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841-1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No. 201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        CATALOGUE OF APPARATUS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED IN THE PRACTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INCLUDING BOTH PLATE AND PAPER PROCESSES, MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY GEORGE KNIGHT AND SONS, PHILOSOPHICAL INSTRUMENTS MAKERS, &C.: ILLUSTRATED WITH WOODCUTS

      London: George Knight and Sons, 1851. Third edition. 12mo., 38, (2) pp., illustrated with woodcuts. Original illustrated paper wrappers, tipped to new outer wrappers of marbled paper with printed title affixed to the front. Very good. Housed in a clamshell box of cloth with printed labels. A well-illustrated, detailed and priced catalogue that includes illustrated daguerreian cameras, an improved American camera, Martin's traversing or panoramic camera, and cameras for various paper processes, including calotype, talbotype, and a folding field camera. The lenses are by Voighlander, and English achromatic lenses, presumably manufactured by Knight. The remainder of this catalogue offers support stands, head rests, daguerreotype plates, cleaning and polishing apparatus, pans and boxes, washing, fixing and drying apparatus, colors for painting daguerreotypes, frames, chemicals for paper processes, and every other article in use at this tine. The rear wrapper has a large engraving of Knight's building on Foster Lane, Cheapside, and a map showing the Thames to the south, Holborn at the northwest, London Wall at the northeast, and Knight's location near St. Paul's. George Knight & Sons were among the earliest and largest retailers and manufacturers of photographic equipment and chemistry. By 1848, they had published their first catalogue, and expanded editions with varying titles were issued through the mid 1850s. WorldCat locates single copies of various editions and lengths through a fifth edition of 44 pages, dated 1853. Gernsheim - INCUNABULA No. 689 lists an 1850 edition, but does not state a pagination, leading us to believe he did not examine a copy. Roosens and Salu, Nos. 5693 and 5694 list editions of 1849 (no pagination stated), and 1855, 28 pp. All editions are rare.

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        HISTORIA NATURAL DE LAS DROGAS SIMPLES Ó CURSO DE HISTORIA NATURAL ESPLICADO (EXPLICADO) EN LA ESCUELA DE FARMACIA DE PARIS

      D. Manuel A. Gil, Madrid 1851 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XIX. Historia natural. Drogas. Medicina. Farmacia. Publicación: Madrid, Imprenta de D. Manual A. Gil, 1851 - 1852. Descripción: Cuarto menor (22 cm.) 4 tomos: Tomo primero: 496 páginas. Tomo segundo: 399 páginas. Tomo tercero: 532 páginas. Tomo cuarto: 312 páginas. Encuadernación plena piel de época, pasta española con dorados en lomo. Estado de conservación: Buen estado, encuadernación ligeramente rozada, papel tostado y reverso de las guardas muy oxidado. RBS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        The Ansayrii, and the Assassins, with Travels in the Further East, in 1850-51. Including a visit to Nineveh.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original brick red cloth, gilt lettered and blind stamped spines, ornamental blind stamped border on sides, yellow coated endpapers. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper of each volume of Charles Bowles Hare (1841–1911), Bristol businessman. Spines toned, a little rolled and chipped at foot, sides slightly discoloured, a touch of wear to joints, internally clean, terminal advertisement leaf in each volume, and all frontispieces present (which is not usual). Lithograph portrait frontispiece of the author by G. Remy in volume I, two other engraved frontispieces of scenes by J. W. Cook. First edition, uncommon. "An account of journeys in 1850–51 through Ottoman lands, with the primary intent of exploring the mountains of an Ismaili sect known as the Ansayrii or Assassins, between Safyta and Nahr El Kebir (northern Lebanon-Syria). The book includes a detailed description of the Ansayrii, their customs, and way of life, as observed by the author during his sojourn among them. Also descriptions of Asia Minor as far north as Trebizond" (Ghani). Frederick Walpole (1822–1876), third son of the earl of Orford, was a British naval officer who earlier had written an account of a Pacific voyage in Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship Collingwood from 1844 to 1848 (London, 1849). Ghani, Iran and the West, p.387 (calling for frontispieces in volumes I and II only); Röhricht, Bibliotheca geographica Palaestinae, p. 448; not in Atabey or Wilson. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LA LOMBARDIA ECCLESIASTICA OSSIA COMPARTO DEL REGNO LOMBARDO NELLE SUE DIOCESI E VICARIATI

      1851. Interessante carta della Lombardia ecclesiastica, con evidenziati i confini, in coloritura coeva, delle diocesi di: Milano, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Mantova, Pavia, Lodi e Crema. Telata all'epoca in 4 stacchiBibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1167

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        The New-Orleans Book [New Orleans, Louisiana]

      New Orleans: Robert Gibbes Barnwell, 1851. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st Printing Xii, 384 Pp. Original Red Ribbed Cloth, Gilt Lettering On Spine, Gilt Crescent Moon On Front Cover, Gilt Swan And Brood In Nest On Rear Cover. Decorative Endpapers, All Edges Gilt. 1850 Copyright Date, 1851 On Title Page, No Publisher Indicated, Copyright Page Indicates Printed In Boston At Wright & Harry's Steam Press, Apparently This Being The First Publication. A Compilation Of Prose And Verse By Several Dozen Authors. Covers Worn, All Gilt Still Present, Fraying At Corners And Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Intact. Inscribed On Second Free Endpaper With Linked Chain, Three Links With Initials [J-L-F?], Fourth Link Containing "Of", "Fidelity From P H Willan Esq. Of Long America No.L 1 To Mle. Coyle Of B. B. Sept. 24 '1855"; Book Label Of Plantation Book Shop, Natchez., Miss. On Front Pastedown. Very Scarce; Worldcat Locates Only Two Institutional Copies, Both In The Uk.

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        Parerga und Paralipomena: kleine philosophische Schriften. 2 Bände.

      Berlin, Druck und Verlag von A. W. Hayn, 1851. 8°. 3 Bll., 465 (1); IV, 531 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe; als einzige von Schopenhauer selbst besorgt. - Gedruckt in nur 750 Exemplaren. - „Schopenhauer erhielt 10 Freiexemplare auf Velin, aber kein Honorar“ (Grisebach). - Mit diesem Werk, besonders den enthaltenen „Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit“, gelang Schopenhauer der Durchbruch zum philosophischen Erfolg und zur Anerkennung als Klassiker der deutschen Sprache. - Einbände beschabt u. bestoßen. Rückenkanten angebrochen. Innendeckeln m. Spur entfernter Exlibris‘. Vorsatzbll. gestempelt. Tlw. leichte Knickspuren. Unterschiedlich (bes. Ränder stärker) gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Grisebach S. 23; Borst 2446; Hübscher 43; Ziegenfuß II, 485. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Schopenhauer, Parerga und Paralipomena: kleine philosophische Schriften

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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of W. Shakspere, National Edition, (8 Volume Set)

      London; 1851-1852: Charles Knight. T.A. Prior; W. Harvey; F.W. Fiarholt; R.W. Buss; et al.. Octavo. In eight volumes illustrated by T.A. Prior; W. Harvey; F.W. Fiarholt; R.W. Buss; et al. There was a growing veneration and desire for a knowledge of Shakespeare in the Victorian era. While these fine editions by Charles Knight were too costly for the laboring man, they became the standard editions for the serious reader not just among the aristocracy but the growing middle class. Since there were not only some erroneous versions being printed but also previous illustrations of the plays were done by artists who clearly were unfamiliar with the plays, he sought to correct these errors and became the standard text for scholar and serious reader alike. He discovered that not only had words been changed but whole lines had been omitted. Since the considered the first folio as the texus receptus, he collated his copy with those in the British Library. He spent a month with William Harvey (a student of Bewick) in Stratford-on-Avon working on buildings associated with Shakespeare so that the illustrations in this edition would be presented as accurate as possible. The National Edition was the culmination of his research and included his magnificent Studies of Shakespeare which formed companion volume to every edition of the text. As Alan R. Young points out: "that single-handedly as publisher, editor, commentator, and researcher Knight made an enormous contribution to Victorian awareness of Shakespeare." (Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 1, p. 36). The original manuscripts in Knight's collection as well as his extensive scholarly notes were destroyed in the London blitz during World War II. Bound in ¾ brown calf over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, black and brown spine labels gilt, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers, damp stain to upper edge of title page to volume I-Comedies not penetrating to other leaves. Some rubbing or staining to boards. A handsome set.

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