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        Military Memoir of Lieut. Colonel Skinner, C.B.

      Smith Ed, London 1851 - 2 Vols. Two frontispieces. Ref.Milt55. A fine copy in original cloth/gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of W.H. Prescott. Including: The Conquest of Mexico, The Conquest of Peru, Ferdinand and Isabella. Phillip the Second, and Charles the Fifth.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. 10 volumes; Large 8vo. (23 x 35cm). The Seventh Edition. A lovely set in contemporary full calf with twin, red and green titles to spines with gilt and blank tooled box design, coat of arms in gilt to two compartments; same gilt coat of arms to centre of boards with gilt rule; marbled end papers and edges. Lightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate of A.W.W. Steel to paste downs with old tiny blue bookseller's label. With portrait frontispieces. Markings to a few boards. Shows extremely well.

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        Nereis Boreali-Americana: or, Contributions towards a History of the Marine Algae of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America

      Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1851-1858. 3 parts: (viii),149; (ii),258; (ii),140, 50 hand-col plates. New cloth. Vg: nicely rebound in buckram; small ink stamp to title-page and verso of final plate Rare. Complete in three parts: Pt. 1: Melanospermeae; Pt. 2: Rhodospermeae; Pt. 3: Chlorospermeae

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        The exposition of 1851; or, views of the industry, the science, and the government, of England.

      London: John Murray, 1851. The Analytical Engine. First edition, rare, especially in the original publisher's cloth. Chapter 13, entitled 'Calculating engines,' contains a description of the current state of development of Babbage's Analytical Engine. Conceived by him in 1834, this machine was designed to evaluate any mathematical formula and to have even higher powers of analysis than his original Difference Engine of the 1820s. Only part of the machine as a trial piece was completed before Babbage's death in 1871. "The Analytical Engine was a quantum leap in logical conception and physical size, and its design ranks as one of the startling intellectual achievements of the century... The Analytical Engine features many essential principles found in the modern digital computer and its conception marks the transition from mechanized arithmetic to fully-fledged general purpose computation... It is on the Analytical Engine that Babbage's standing as 'the first computer pioneer' largely rests" (computerhistory.org). The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the outstanding public event of the Victorian era. Housed in Joseph Paxton's glass and iron Crystal Palace, it presented a vast array of objects, technologies and works of art from around the world. The first industrial exhibition of international scope, contemporary commentators attributed much wider significance to it. Prince Albert, in particular, argued that the Great Exhibition would bring nations together in a spirit of friendly rivalry, following the social upheavals of the previous decade. "Lyon Playfair, who played a leading role in organizing the exhibition, had originally suggested that Babbage be put in charge of the exhibition's Industrial Commission, but Playfair's suggestion was rejected by the British government, which was still at loggerheads with Babbage over funding for his calculating engines. Babbage was also refused permission to display the completed portion of his Difference Engine no. 1 at the exhibition, even though the exhibition's purpose was to display the latest advances in industry, and Babbage's machine, though built twenty years earlier, was arguably the finest product of precision mechanical engineering to date. "Angered at these slights, Babbage published this vitriolic history of the exhibition, in which he skewered the insularity and snobbism of its organizers, put forth his own ideas about how the exhibition should have been run, and sounded off on the corrupt state of science in England..." (OOC). "Charles Babbage (1791-1871), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, is best remembered as the pioneer of computing technology, but he also made significant contributions to mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy and political economy. This book, first published in 1851, is an example of his active and effective campaigning for the role of scientists and the place of science, technology and technical education in society. Ahead of his time, Babbage was critical of government and the scientific community for not valuing science and technology in education. The work develops these themes, using the Great Exhibition as a backdrop to highlight the political and cultural factors that can impede scientific and technological progress. Britain's industrial supremacy, he argued, disguised the need to develop technical education. As relevant and persuasive today as in 1851, Babbage's arguments emphasise the fundamental importance of technology to the advancement of society" (from the introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, 2012). A second edition was published later in the same year. Origins of Cyberspace 67. A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-850, no. 61. For a detailed account of the analytical engine, see A. G. Bromley, 'Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine 1838,' Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 4, 1982, pp. 196-217). 8vo (225 x 141 mm), pp. xvi, 231, [1], [4:adverts for other works by Babbage], 16 (publisher's general adverts), original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, some light spotting to front fly leaf and half title as well as the last page of adverts and rear fly leaf, otherwise fine and clean throughout, engraved book plate to front pastedown and previous owner's signature to fly leaf. A very fine and completely unrepaired copy.

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        A Tahitian and English Dictionary, with Introductory Remarks on the Polynesian Language, and a Short Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect: with an Appendix containing a list of Foreign Words used in the Tahitian Bible, in Commerce, etc., witk (sic) the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti: Printed at the London Missionary Society's press, 1851. Octavo, a very attractive copy in a contemporary binding of marbled sheep, flat spine decorated in gilt, red leather label. First edition: a beautifully produced book, printed by the missionaries in Tahiti. The first complete dictionary of the Tahitian language, this was the first such book of its kind to be printed in Tahiti, and was only the third dictionary printed in the Pacific (preceded only by Andrews' Hawaiian Vocabulary, printed at Lahaina in 1836, and a Tongan dictionary of 1841). The first attempt at a Tahitian vocabulary by Guillaume de Humboldt had appeared in Berlin in 1843, appended to a larger work on the languages of the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti by Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann.The compiler, John Davies (1772-1855), was a pioneer missionary in the Pacific; he had compiled a short grammar of Tahitian which was printed on the mission's press in 1823. His grammar also appears here, revised and printed for only the second time as part of this larger work. The important dictionary was the result of the collective work of the first missionaries sent to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society, edited by Davies, with considerable input from his colleague missionary Orsmond. The dictionary contains over 10,000 words, many of which have since fallen out of use. In fine clean condition.

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        Autograph letter signed to James Gibson regarding the Homebush race meeting.

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

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        New York - Large map and city plan with a most wonderful engraving of New York, viewed from Williamsburgh. With Vignettes and illustrations of A New York Steamer, Brooklyn, City Hall, Custom House, The Narrows from Fort Hamilton.

      J & F. Tallis,, 1851. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 37,4 cm x 53,5 cm. This is the original plan and map, NOT a Reproduction. Some minor fraying to the outer margins and three tiny defects to the townplan and Hudson only. Very good condition. John Tallis (7 November 1817 ? 3 June 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis and Company, published views, maps and atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851.nTallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplegate in 1842; the business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis and Company. He started The illustrated news of the world and national portrait gallery of eminent personages in 1858, selling it for £1,370 in 1861; it folded in 1863. (Wikipedia)nnThe most important project John Tallis undertook, was the 'Illustrated Atlas' from 1851. The original map we offer here, was part of this exceptional Atlas and all the maps it contained are still today considered as the last reminder of an era of lavish map production. Tallis worked the project together with John Rapkin (1815-1876) and it was Rapkin's style and talent that we have to thank for when we marvel at these maps today. What makes these maps so special is the detail of engraved vignettes that surround the map and often show indigenous scenes, people in their environment and even more so, historical buildings or historical views of towns and cities, architecture and landscape.nnThe project of 'The Illustrated Atlas' was designed to be finished just in time for the anxiously awaited "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much anticipated event. nnThe Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. It was attended by numerous notable figures of the time, including Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson. Music for the opening was under the direction of Sir George Thomas Smart and the continuous music from the exhibited organs for the Queen's procession was "under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett". (Wikipedia)

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq., of Halston, Shropshire . . . with Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod [pseud].

      Third edition, third issue; this is the first edition to contain the life of Apperley by Robert Surtees. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. 8vo, navy blue full crushed morocco by Wallis, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Engraved title and 18 hand colored plates. Original blue cloth front cover and spine bound in. Bound without the four pages of terminal ads. A handsome copy of one of the classics of sporting literature in its best edition. Edges very slightly rubbed; fine copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.

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        Boston map and city plan with Vignette of the Bunkers Hill Monument and the State House as well as a beautiful engraving of the city of Boston by J. Watkins. One of the most beautiful 19th century depictions of Boston.

      J & F. Tallis,, 1851. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 27 cm x 37 cm. Very good condition. John Tallis (7 November 1817 ? 3 June 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis and Company, published views, maps and atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851.nTallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplegate in 1842; the business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis and Company. He started The illustrated news of the world and national portrait gallery of eminent personages in 1858, selling it for £1,370 in 1861; it folded in 1863. (Wikipedia)nnThe most important project John Tallis undertook, was the 'Illustrated Atlas' from 1851. The original map we offer here, was part of this exceptional Atlas and all the maps it contained are still today considered as the last reminder of an era of lavish map production. Tallis worked the project together with John Rapkin (1815-1876) and it was Rapkin's style and talent that we have to thank for when we marvel at these maps today. What makes these maps so special is the detail of engraved vignettes that surround the map and often show indigenous scenes, people in their environment and even more so, historical buildings or historical views of towns and cities, architecture and landscape.nnThe project of 'The Illustrated Atlas' was designed to be finished just in time for the anxiously awaited "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much anticipated event. nnThe Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. It was attended by numerous notable figures of the time, including Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson. Music for the opening was under the direction of Sir George Thomas Smart and the continuous music from the exhibited organs for the Queen's procession was "under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett". (Wikipedia)

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        On the dynamical theory of heat, with numerical results deduced from Mr Joule's equivalent of a thermal unit and M. Regnault's observations on steam. [Bound with:] On a method of discovering experimentally the relation between the mechanical work spent, and the heat produced by the compression of a gaseous fluid. [Together two offprints from Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XX, Part II, 1851].

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Society by Neill and Co. 1851. First edition, the extremely rare offprints, of these groundbreaking papers in which Kelvin outlined the view, as based on recent experiments by Joule and others, that "heat is not a substance ['caloric'], but a dynamical form of mechanical effect; we perceive that there must be an equivalence between mechanical work and heat, as between cause and effect." "His great paper on The Dynamical Theory of Heat, published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1851, fully established the bases of thermodynamics" (Wyllie, p. 89). "In 1851 he laid down two fundamental propositions, the first a statement of Joule's proposition of the mutual equivalence of work and heat, and the second a statement of Carnot's criterion for a perfect engine... [He] accepted as a fundamental principle what he soon termed the universal dissipation of energy... This reasoning provided the basis for Kelvin's 'second law of thermodynamics': 'it is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects'" (Companion to the History of Modern Science, p. 334). "In these papers, Thomson outlined the basic principles of the new science of thermodynamics that had emerged from his attempts at making sense of Carnot and Joule's apparently contradictory positions. Over the next few decades, Thomson, Joule, and others would succeed in placing this new thermodynamic science at the very heart of 19th-century physics" (Morus, p. 122). COPAC lists one copy only (Cambridge); ABPC/RBH list only the Plotnick copy (in modern boards) (sold Christie's 2002, lot 271, $1135).   "In 1847 William presented to the Glasgow Philosophical Society A Notice of Stirling's Air Engine, a subject already well known but not well understood. At this time the only lucid, though incomplete, account of the principles of heat engines was that produced by the French engineer, Sadi Carnot, in 1824 [Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres a développer cette puissance] which Thomson probably knew through an even less complete account by Emile Clapeyron. Carnot's theory was based on an analogy with hydraulic engines in which he supposed that the work done by a heat engine was to be drawn from the fall of heat from higher to lower temperature without loss of heat, just as work done by a water wheel is drawn from the fall of water from an upper to a lower level without loss of matter. In spite of the falsity of this supposed conservation of heat, Carnot and his successors contrived to give a correct account of a number of phenomena, and these successes made it hard to accept the contrary rule, that in an ideal heat engine the work done is in an invariable proportion to the heat which disappears.   "Already in 1847, James Prescott Joule had presented to the British Association meeting at Oxford the results of his careful experiments which showed that, in dissipative fluid flow, the energy lost reappeared as an equivalent amount of heat. Thomson was present during Joule's talk and was deeply impressed by the potential importance of the result; however, it seems that his reservations about its accuracy were only finally dispelled by the repetition of some of Joule's results in his own laboratory.   "In 1848 Thomson obtained a copy of Carnot's original memoir from Lewis Gordon, professor of engineering at Glasgow. One consequent suggestion was that it should be possible using a reversible engine as a heat pump to freeze large amounts of water at freezing point without expenditure of energy. In late 1847 or early 1848, James [Thomson, William's elder brother] had remarked that since water expands on freezing, work would be done by that expansion against the ambient pressure, and deduced that the freezing point of water should be lowered by applied pressure. William subsequently designed an ether thermometer to measure the small temperature shift and succeeded in verifying the effect. In 1849 he also presented a full and clear account of Carnot's theory to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.   "Joule's careful work had now convinced the Thomson brothers that dissipated mechanical or electrical energy was transformed to heat in unvarying proportion but they remained unconvinced of the reverse. On the other hand, a general law of conservation of energy, now formulated as the First Law of Thermodynamics, was a speculative commonplace with European thinkers and it was Rudolf Clausius in 1850 who combined that with the statement that 'heat cannot of itself pass from a cooler to a hotter body' to formulate a correct theory of thermodynamics. Thomson was happy then and later to admit Clausius' priority in publication, but insisted, probably correctly, that he had independently reached equivalent conclusions before reading Clausius' paper" (Wyllie, pp. 87-88).   In the present paper, Kelvin "acknowledged the contributions of Rankine and Clausius at the outset. He then spelled out what he called two propositions. The first, which he attributed to Joule, was that whenever heat is produced from thermal sources, or lost in thermal effects, equal amounts of heat are put out of existence or generated. He, thus, completely abandoned the caloric theory, accepting Joule's ideas in their entirety, and becoming perhaps the main advocate from that moment of what he called the dynamical theory of heat ... "The second proposition, attributed by William to Carnot and Clausius, states that the most efficient engine acting between particular temperatures of source and refrigerator is a reversible one. William expressed this proposition in his own terms a little later in the paper: 'It is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects'. This became his famous statement of the second law of thermodynamics. "So far he had broadly repeated the concepts of Clausius, and to an extent, of Rankine. But the difference between them was that Clausius's interests were rather narrow, being largely restricted to the theory of heat engines; it might be said that his paper was an admittedly brilliant but technical solution to a technical problem. Rankine too was a comparative newcomer to the topic. William, in contrast, had spent the best part of a decade worrying practically incessantly about the conceptual and cosmological significance of the problems he had been considering. With the solutions now understood in principle, he had much to say about their implications. He began in the remainder of this paper, and continued for the rest of his life. "First, he became the apostle for the new idea of energy. Until that time, physics had been constructed around the Newtonian idea of force, which was immensely useful in mechanics but not so useful elsewhere in physics. With the understanding that heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism could all be expressed in terms of energy, with the full appreciation of what we now call kinetic and potential energy, and paying regard to the idea of transformations between the various types of energy, it became clear, at least to William, that all the various areas in physics could very fruitfully be discussed in the new paradigm of energy. The treatise he and Tait wrote together is a celebration of this new belief, and today their evangelism has been so successful that it is almost regarded as tautological to describe physics as the science of energy. "Even more significant was William's long concern, together with James, with the question of waste. What for Clausius was little more than a logical explanation of what happened when heat could have produced work but had failed to do so - extra heat was deposited in the cold reservoir, for William became the solution to his central conceptual problems, and the key to his new worldview. This heat was not lost in the material world, thus satisfying William's demand that only God could create or destroy. Nevertheless, this energy is 'lost to man irrecoverably'. Thus, William's worldview was one of dissipation and irreversibility, with an arrow of time leading to the so-called heat death, where everything is at the same temperature, and any interesting features in the universe have been lost. It was a most beautiful solution to the worries that William and James had shared over many years, and this major conceptual development played a deservedly large part in building up William's towering reputation through the second half of the nineteenth century" (Whittaker, pp. 86-87). The first offered paper is divided into 60 sections and three parts, the first six sections comprising the introduction. Part I, 'Fundamental principles in the theory of the motive power of heat,' comprises sections 7 - 23; Part II, 'On the motive power of heat through finite ranges of temperature,' sections 24 - 43; and Part III, 'Application of the dynamical theory to establish relations between the physical properties of all substances,' sections 44 - 60. The second paper has sections numbered 1 - 20, but in a subsequent paper published in the same volume of the Edinburgh Transactions, 'On the dynamical theory of heat. Part 5. On the quantities of mechanical energy contained in a fluid in different states, as to temperature and density,' Kelvin tells us that the second offered paper should be considered as Part IV and its sections should have been numbered 61 - 80: "A preceding communication (April 21, 1851) published, in the Transactions (Vol. xx., Part ii.), under the title, "On a Method, of Discovering Experimentally the Relation between the Mechanical Work spent, and. the Heat produced, by the Compression of a Gaseous Fluid," will be referred to as Part IV of a series of Papers on the Dynamical Theory of Heat; and the numbers of its sections will be altered accordingly, so that its first section will be referred to as § 61, and its 20th and last, as § 80." A sixth part, which dealt with thermoelectric currents, followed in 1854, and a seventh, on thermoelastic and thermomagnetic properties of matter, was mostly written in 1855, though it was first published in Kelvin's collected papers. It is worth noting that the imprint of these offprints is different from that of the journal volume in which they appeared: the latter is Edinburgh: Robert Grant & Son, 1853. The often thorny question of whether the journal issue or offprint of a paper takes precedence is thus settled clearly in this case in favour of the offprint.   Morus, "A Dynamical Form of Mechanical Effect': Thomson's Thermodynamics,' pp. 122-139 in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy, Flood et al. (eds.), 2008; Whittaker, 'James and William Thomson: the creation of thermodynamics,' Chapter 3 in Kelvin, Thermodynamics and the Natural World, Collins et al. (eds.), 2015; Wyllie, 'William Thomson, Lord Kelvin,' in No Mean Society: 200 Years of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, 2003. 4to (290 x 227 mm), pp. [ii], 261-288; [ii], 289-298. Original plain wrappers, title in manuscript on front wrapper.

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        Chants et chansons de Pierre Dupont

      Lécrivain & Toubon pour les deux premiers volumes & Houssiaux pour le troisième volume. First editions of the text and the preface to Charles Baudelaire. Binders half red shagreen back with four bands decorated double gilded and decorated boxes, nets Cold boards, platters marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden heads. Signed autograph Pierre Dupont to his friend the painter Jean Gigoux ahead of the first song of the first volume. Books illustrated with engravings on steel by T. Johannot, C. Nanteuil, Gavarni, Andrieux. An ink stain affecting 'The louis d'or' (pages 37 to 41 of the first volume), some small foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Lécrivain & Toubon pour les deux premiers volumes & Houssiaux pour le troisième volume Paris 1851-1854 13,5x21cm 3 volumes reliés

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        Quatorze discours

      First edition, falsely stated 8th edition.With a frontispiece portrait of the author by Masson. Occasional spots.Handsome autograph inscription from Victor Hugo to Juliette Drouet : "A mon pauvre doux ange aimé. V."Provenance : from the library of Pierre Duché with his ex libris. Edition originale qui reprend les discours les plus célèbres, dont certains, mémorables, prononcés à la tribune de l'assemblée nationale législative, le discours sur la révision et le plaidoyer prononcé le 11 juin 1851, devant la cour d'assise de la Seine, défendant l'inviolabilité de la vie humaine. La librairie nouvelle Paris 1851 16,5x25cm broché

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        Souvenir de la Tour de Crouy. Poësies. Et Quelques débris sur le rivage. A mes amis.

      s.l.n.d. (c.1840-1851). - MANUSCRIT en 2 forts volumes in-4. 1). 2ff, (1f,blanc), 70pp. 6ff. (2ff,blancs). 1f. (2ff,blancs). 1f. (1f.blanc). 131pp. (2ff,blancs). 5ff. (1f.blanc). 1f. (2ff,blancs). 1f. (1f.blanc). 149pp. (2ff,blancs). 1f. (2ff,blancs). 449pp. (1f.blanc). 1f. pp.451-743. (1f.blanc). 1f. 23ff. (27ff.blancs). + 1f. (1f.blanc). 4ff. (1f.blanc). 1f. (1f.blanc). 5ff. (1f.blanc). 825ff. Plein maroquin havane à grain long, riche encadrement de filets dorés autour des plats avec le chiffre doré "AD" au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné avec le chiffre doré répété en tête et en queue et le titre "Voyages. Absences et Excursions. 1816 à 1836". Gardes de soie havane (Simier). Exceptionnel manuscrit autographe réunissant, en deux volumes luxueusement reliés par Simier, les œuvres inédites du mécène Jules Lardin (1787-1870) qui fut l'ami et le soutien de plusieurs musiciens, en particulier le grand violoncelliste Adrien-François Servais (1807-1866) et le compositeur belge Albert Grisar (1808-1869), précurseur d'Offenbach et auteur de l'opéra du "Carrillonneur de Bruges" auquel Lardin contribua. Le premier volume contient la transcription de poèmes, pièces de circonstance, réflexions, correspondances, critiques, etc., qui apportent un éclairage intéressant sur la vie, les fréquentations et les goûts artistiques de leur auteur. Il y évoque, parfois longuement, des artistes comme Eugène Scribe, Virginie Dejazet, Berlioz, Talma, Kalkbrenner, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gautier, Hugo ou Lamartine. Plusieurs de ces pièces ont été écrites à l'occasion des séjours répétés de l'auteur à la Tour de Crouy, un hameau de Seine-et-Marne qui s'était fait connaître auprès d'un certain milieu artistique parisien qui en avait fait sa résidence secondaire. Le second volume rassemble des manuscrits originaux sous le titre de "Quelques débris sur le rivage". Ces feuillets, manuscrits au verso seulement avec des ratures qui suggèrent une version de premier jet, contiennent des écrits divers, pensées et fragments, dont certains ont été repris dans le premier volume. Ces écrits sont tous restés inédits, Lardin n'ayant publié qu'une poignée d'opuscules, en général biographiques, sur Grétry et Philidor notamment. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Stones of Venice.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1851-1853. 3 volumes, octavo (256 x 171 mm). Contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands to spine, lettered and ruled in gilt, covers with frame ruled in gilt, turn-ins with ornate gilt rolls plus gilt borders to pastedowns, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, with binder's mark. Numerous plates by Thomas Lupton, J. C. Armytage, R. P. Cuff and others after Ruskin, illustrations in the text. Light wear to tips, edges of endpapers browned, mark to fore-edge of vol. II, an excellent set. First edition of Ruskin's magnum opus, one of the key texts of the aesthetic movement. Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and The Seven Lamps of Architecture "with their obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice? proved a revolutionary success" (PMM). "The importance of The Stones of Venice lies ? in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs" (ODNB). In the most famous chapter, "The nature of Gothic", which was twice reprinted in his lifetime (first for the inauguration of the London Working Men's College in 1854, and second by William Morris in 1892), "Ruskin argued that under conditions of industrialization and the division of labour, social disharmony and industrial unrest were bound to occur, because the previously expressive craftsman - Ruskin's ideal working man - had been reduced to the condition of a machine" (op. cit.)

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        Verhandlungen vor dem außerordentlichen Spezialgerichte der Pfalz zu Zweibrücken.

      Zweibrücken, Ritter, 1851. 26 x 22 cm. 542 Spalten (= 271 S.). Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit mit späterem Papierrückenschild (Deckel berieben). *Enthält die Protokolle der 25 Sitzungen der vom 15. Januar bis 13. Februar 1851 geführten Gerichtsverhandlung bezüglich des Pfälzer Aufstands gegen die bayerische Regierung. 333 Personen waren wegen eines gewaltsamen Überfalls gegen die pfälzischen Gemeinden Steinfeld, Rechtenbach und Schweigen am 17. Juni 1849 angeklagt. - Der \"Pfälzer Aufstand\" (2. Mai bis 19. Juni 1849) entstand als demokratische Bewegung in der Pfalz, nachdem der Bayerische König die Deutsche Verfassung der Paulskirche abgelehnt hatte und die Gültigkeit der ersten deutschen bürgerlichen Grundrechte für Bayern verneinte. Aus einem Treffen von 12000 Bürgern der demokratischen Volksvereine der Pfalz beschloss die Volksversammlung eine provisorische Regierung auf der rechtlichen Grundlage der Frankfurter Reichsversammlung. Es entstand eine provisorische Regierung mit dem Ziel einer faktischen Loslösung der Rheinpfalz von der bayerischen Herrschaft. - Gebräunt und stockfleckig, teilweise auch mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern. Versand D: 5,00 EUR 1848 Vormärz

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        The Photographic Art Journal, Volume 1, No 1-6 [January-June, 1851]

      New York: W.B. Smith, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo, 380 pp. Recently rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards, with new endpapers and with title page and frontispiece supplied in facsimile. Two portraits bound in, three others lacking; additional illustrations in the text. Mild foxing in the text; more on the plates. The Photographic Art Journal was the second photographic trade journal published in the United States, following shortly behind the Daguerreian Journal, which began publication in November 1850. Edited by Henry Hunt Snelling, the Photographic Art Journal included profiles of prominent photographers (the first issue features Matthew Brady), technical articles relating to both daguerreotype and collodion processes (many reprinted from European journals), and essays on the artistic aspects of photography. According to The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, "The journal's view of photography aligned it more with the fine arts than the scientific approach to photography advanced [in other journals]. 'Photography," Snelling wrote, was viewed 'too much as a mechanical occupation….In too many instances men enter into it because they can get nothing else to do; without the least appreciation of its merits as an art of refinement, without the taste to guide them and without the love and ambition to study more than its practical applications." An important source for the history of the development of photography as both a skilled trade and artistic medium in the United States; scarce in commerce.

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        Lithograph Titled:] Novo Arkhangelsk. Na Severozapadnom Beregu Ameriki [i.e. New Archangel. On the North-West Coast of America]

      Lith. of Prokhorov, St. Petersburg 1851 - Lithograph 23x33,5 cm mounted on the original mount leaf 24,5x35 cm, with lithographed title and date on the lower margin of the album leaf. Three flattened creases on the upper margin of the lithograph, the album leaf with cut margins, strengthened with paper on verso, but otherwise a very good copy of this rare print. Historically important view of New Archangel from a very rare «outstanding» (Lada-Mocarski) Atlas of the Northwest shores of America from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and of the Aleutian Islands? (St. Petersburg, 1852) compiled by Mikhail Tebenkov, an excellent Russian naval officer and surveyor, who was the governor of Russian America and the Chief Administrator of the Russian American-Company in 1845-1850. The view is very rare and is not present in all copies of the atlas which usually contains 40 maps: «A few copies of the Atlas have inserted, at the end, a lithographic view of the Port and City of New Archangel (Sitka), dated 1851» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). The lithograph shows the panorama of Sitka harbour with the Governor's residence on the right (the flag of the Russian-American company waving above), churches and administrative buildings scattered along the shore, four Russian naval ships in the harbor, and the forest and snow covered hills of the Baranof Island in the background. The Tebenkov atlas «is an outstanding and painstaking work by a naval officer and hydrographer who spent 25 years in Alaska and the North Pacific, reaching the highest position in the Russian-American colonies, that of Chief Administrator. During this time he used every opportunity of his own travels in this sea and land space to collect the necessary data; he also instructed his subordinates to do likewise» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). Bibliography (about the Atlas in general): Wickersham 5921, Arctic Bibliography 26641; Phillips, vol. 1, no. 1229.

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

      Wien, Beck,, 1851 - XII, 1166 Seiten, 1 Bl., 26 Seiten Nachträge und 21 Abbildungen von Römersteinen, Siegeln und Bauwerken auf 8 Tafeln Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, unbeschnitten, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1700 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Über Schusswunden , verbunden mit einem Berichte über die in Grossh. Militär-Lazareth zu Darmstadt behandelten Verwundeten vom Sommer 1849. Grossherzogl. Hessischer Militärarzt.

      Giessen: Verlag von Ernst Heinemann ( Heyer`s Universitätsbuchhandlung), 1851 - 160 Seiten. Mit 2 lithographirten Tafeln. Guter Zustand. Der Lederrücken berieben, Einband etwas beschabt. Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt. " K.u.k. Militärärztliche Bibliothek" Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1111 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landschaft an Meeresbucht, auf einem Weg links, der auf ein Haus zuführt, Mutter mit Kind.

      - Pinsel in Grau und Schwarz, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit Deckweißlinie gerahmt, auf festem Velin, rechts unten undeutlich signiert und datiert „Ludvig Meßmann 1851.". 17:25,4 cm.- Knickfalte links geglättet. Im Sinne der Spätromantik aufgefaßtes spätsommerliches Landschaftsbild mit Staffage bei heranziehendem Gewitter. Meßmann besuchte die Akademie in Kopenhagen von 1840-1844 und stellte dort 1850/59 aus. Eine Ansicht von Kopenhagen befindet sich im Museum Frederiksborg und zwei Gemälde in der Sammlung Joh. Hansen in Kopenhagen.

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        INTRODUZIONE A L'ETUDE DE LA GEOGRAPHIE

      VUILLEMI ALEXANDER INTRODUZIONE A L'ETUDE DE LA GEOGRAPHIE LANGLUME 1851 In-4°, mezza tela beige, carta marmorizzata ai piatti coeva,. Con 50 belle tavole di carte geografiche dai confini colorati e finemente incisi in rame, ciascuna inquadrata da elegante cornice ornamentale di gusto neoclassico, con titoli della carte inquadrate da cartigli. Ottimo esemplare di questo bell'atlante. Mezza tela

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        Woerterbuch der japanischen Sprache. Erste Lieferung. Alles erschienene

      In Commission bei Carl Gerold und Sohn. Gedruckt bei den P.P. Mechitharisten, Wien 1851 - Erstausgabe 26 x 33,5 cm, 12 Seiten Vorrede, 159 Seiten Hauptteil, buchbinderisch in 1 a Qualität gebunden, originaler Broschureinband mit eingebunden, in neuem marmorierten Halbleinenband, Papier an den Ecken benutzerbedingt leicht knittrig, sonst sauber und frei von Anmerkungen. Insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar. Zitat Antiquariat Fetzer: "Die japanischen Zeichen (1034) wurden auf 79 (für die letzten Wörter erschien keine Tafel mit den japanischen Zeichen) Tafeln lithographiert, die gegenüberliegende Seite zeigt die lateinische Umschrift, Erläuterungen, die deutsche und die englische Bedeutung. Wegen der hohen Kosten wurde das Projekt nach der ersten Lieferung eingestellt. Grundlage für die Arbeit waren u.a das von Siebold unter dem Titel thesaurus linguae japonicae lithographierte Wörterbuch, das Wörterbuch von Collado und einige holländische Wörterbücher" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [drop-title] El currutaco por alambique.

      [colophon: Mexico: Impreso por Luis Abadiano, 1851]. Two exemplars of this four-page printing of Gómez Marín's satirical 18th-century poem (Mexico, 1799) called El currutaco por alambique or "The Dandy Distilled," printed on one full-size folio sheet (48 x 33 cm; 19" x 13") which was then folded but never cut or put into wrappers. The text is printed in double-column format and at the top of the first page of each exemplar is => a woodcut of a dandy, hat elegantly set and walking stick a'flourish, standing apparently not uncomfortably in a cauldron (alembic) over a fire being stoked by two devils.    Dandyism was a "hot topic" in Spain at the end of the 18th century and Gómez Marín, more famous for his Defensa guadalupana . . . contra la disertacion de D. Juan Bautista Muñoz, clearly shows dandyism and reaction to it had spread to Mexico as well, with this printing showing that it was still of interest and a pleasing target half a century later. Obviously also as a point of continuing interest, the work deals with => the strained relationships between Europeans and Mexicans and the social and racial hierarchy in Mexico.    => A great teaching item for multiple reasons.    We find => no copy of it via the online databases, not even the Sutro's OPAC.         Sutro, pp. 866–67. Folded, never trimmed or the two copies separated. Minor pinhole type worming, a sliver of old instain along one edge, and a very few small spots of foxing. Very good, in fact => virtually pristine.

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        The Comic Almanack for 1835-1853: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest...By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent

      London: Imprinted for Charles Tilt and later Tilt and Bogue, etc., 1851. First edition, third issue of 1848 issue. Each with from 6-12 full-page monthly plates and other illustrations by Cruikshank, 4 with fold-out color frontispieces (1850-1853). 19 vols. 12mo. Bound in half tan morocco and blue and brown marbled boards, black leather labels, t.e.g. Fine, spines slightly sunned. Cruikshank, George. First edition, third issue of 1848 issue. Each with from 6-12 full-page monthly plates and other illustrations by Cruikshank, 4 with fold-out color frontispieces (1850-1853). 19 vols. 12mo. A Delightful Complete Set of Cruikshank's Comic Almanacs. A complete run of these amusing volumes, quintessential Cruikshank. Cohn 184 pp. 59-63

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        AN EXCURSION TO CALIFORNIA OVER THE PRAIRIE, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND GREAT SIERRA NEVADA. WITH A STROLL THROUGH THE DIGGINGS AND RANCHES OF THAT COUNTRY

      London, 1851. Two volumes. 342; 334pp. plus leaf of advertisements. Modern half sheep and paper boards, maroon gilt morocco labels. Internally clean. Very good. Like so many Englishmen of his era, Kelly took a dim view of the civilization in the United States. Nonetheless, his narrative is a rich and detailed account of his journey overland to the gold fields in 1849, and his subsequent account of life in California has been called "lively and interesting." The first volume is devoted to the author's trip from Liverpool to New York and overland to California. WAGNER-CAMP 200:1. COWAN, p.235. MATTES 515. MINTZ 269. ROCQ 15895. FLAKE 4569. GRAFF 2298. HOWES K68, "aa." STREETER SALE 2670. KURUTZ 370a. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 115. EBERSTADT 115:1036. HOWELL 50:563. VAIL, GOLD FEVER, p.19. SABIN 37321.

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        Organisation et physiologie de l'homme expliquées à l'aide de figures coloriées, découpées et superposées

      (8), 382, (1)pp., 10pl. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1851, in-8, (8), 382, (1)pp, 10pl, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, 6° édition. 10 planches coloriées à la main avec parties mobiles, gravées par Lemaître. On trouve en fin de volume une "Indication des premiers secours à donner aux malades et aux blessés". Quelques rousseurs.

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        The Comic Almanack for 1835-1853: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest...By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent

      London: Imprinted for Charles Tilt and later Tilt and Bogue, etc., 1851. First edition, third issue of 1848 issue. Each with from 6-12 full-page monthly plates and other illustrations by Cruikshank, 4 with fold-out color frontispieces (1850-1853). 19 vols. 12mo. Bound in half tan morocco and blue and brown marbled boards, black leather labels, t.e.g. Fine, spines slightly sunned. Cruikshank, George. First edition, third issue of 1848 issue. Each with from 6-12 full-page monthly plates and other illustrations by Cruikshank, 4 with fold-out color frontispieces (1850-1853). 19 vols. 12mo. A Delightful Complete Set of Cruikshank's Comic Almanacs. A complete run of these amusing volumes, quintessential Cruikshank. Cohn 184 pp. 59-63

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        Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed about Dentistry and the early use of Chloroform

      Cheraw, SC, 1851. unbound. 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 10.5 x 16.5 inches, Cheraw, South Carolina, Jan. 6, 1851, to Dr. Rufus Woodward, in small part: "...I gave chloroform in a few small operations which I have recently performed and some of the other Dr.'s are glad to make a handle of anything against me -- came out in the strongest denunciation in itself...and also as doing violence to the laws of nature and natures God. I made no reply to them other than by giving chloroform as often as an opportunity presented...Several persons, some of whom the most respected in the South came to me to pull their teeth saying 'the dentists all refuse to give them chloroform.' I never refused to do it for it gave me an opportunity of proving the good of chloroform and also of making $2.00. I have pulled a hat full of teeth at $2.00 a tooth -- $1.00 is the regular per for extraction a tooth...but as I am not a Dentist...and I do not care about the business...I charge them double. This I suppose would make them go to their own dentists -- but they like the chloroform too well..." Partial separation of the folds by the margins, slight chipping at the bottom of the pages with the loss of two words; fragile but neatly written, easy to read, and in good condition. Note: most surviving correspondence of Dr. Cornelius Kollock has long been collected by Historical Societies and Institutions with few items remaining in private hands. Provenance: The Rufus Woodward Archive -- sold at Alexander Autographs Feb. 2007. American surgeon and gynecologist who studied in Paris under Mssrs. Gerhard, Michel and Ricord and became one of the earliest proponents in the use of Chloroform. His groundbreaking and innovative surgical procedures is said to have saved thousands of lives and extended the lifespan of thousands more.

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        HISTORIA DEL COMBATE NAVAL DE LEPANTO; SOBRE EL DERECHO DE SUCEDER LAS HEMBRAS A LA CORONA DE ARAGÓN; COMPROMISO DE CASPE; INFLUJO QUE TUVO EN EL COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y POBLACIÓN DE ESPAÑA SU DOMINACIÓN EN AMÉRICA.

      Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid 1851 - Compendio de escritos publicados por la Real Academia de la Historia entre 1851 y 1855: 1.- Historia del combate Naval de Lepanto, y juicio de la importancia y consecuencias de aquel suceso, por D. Cayetano Rosell (1853) 260 págs. + 2 láminas (mapa y medallas). Firmado por el autor. 2.- Respuesta que a Don José Morales Santisteban, autor de un folleto intitulado Estudios históricos sobre el Reino de Aragón, se apresura a dar D. Javier de Quinto, autor de un discurso histórico, impreso en 1840, sobre el Derecho de suceder las hembras a la Corona de Aragón (1851). 198 págs. Firmado por el autor. 3.- Examen de los sucesos y circunstancias que motivaron el Compromiso de Caspe, y juicio crítico de este acontecimiento y de sus consecuencias en Aragón y en Castilla, por D. Florencio Janer (1855) 189 págs. + 1 estado plegado + 1 lámina. 4.- Examen crítico-histórico del influjo que tuvo en el comercio, industria y población de España su dominación en América, por D. José Arias y Miranda (1854) 176 págs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries.

      London, David Bogue, 1851.. With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age-browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collezione di moda.

      1851. Raccolta di 20 volumi editi tra il 1851 ed il 1888, di formato in-4 ed in-folio, in legatura coeva ed in buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Si tratta di un'intera collezione di pubblicazioni francesi dedicate alla moda che conta complessivamente 1144 tavole a colori. Lista dettagliata a richiesta.

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        [drop-title] El currutaco por alambique.

      Two exemplars of this four-page printing of Gómez Marín's satirical 18th-century poem (Mexico, 1799) called El currutaco por alambique or "The Dandy Distilled," printed on one full-size folio sheet (48 x 33 cm; 19" x 13") which was then folded but never cut or put into wrappers. The text is printed in double-column format and at the top of the first page of each exemplar is => a woodcut of a dandy, hat elegantly set and walking stick a'flourish, standing apparently not uncomfortably in a cauldron (alembic) over a fire being stoked by two devils. Dandyism was a "hot topic" in Spain at the end of the 18th century and Gómez Marín, more famous for his Defensa guadalupana . . . contra la disertacion de D. Juan Bautista Muñoz, clearly shows dandyism and reaction to it had spread to Mexico as well, with this printing showing that it was still of interest and a pleasing target half a century later. Obviously also as a point of continuing interest, the work deals with => the strained relationships between Europeans and Mexicans and the social and racial hierarchy in Mexico. => A great teaching item for multiple reasons. We find => no copy of it via the online databases, not even the Sutro's OPAC.

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        Das geistliche Jahr

      Nebst einem Anhang religiöser Gedichte. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1851. Kl.-8vo. 1 Bl., Drucktitel, VIII, 286 S. Schlichter späterer Leinenband, Vollgoldschnitt Rücken fachmännisch unter Verwendung eines Bruchstücks des Orig.-Pappbandes erneuert. Arens 18 Slg. Borst 392. - Erste Ausgabe selten. Herausgeber der posthumen Veröffentlichung ist der Münsteraner Professor C. B. Schlüter (in Zusammenarbeit mit W. Junkmann), mit dem die Droste eine enge Freundschaft verband. Sie hatte ihm die erste Hälfte der Handschrift (Neujahr bis Ostermontag) schon einige Jahre vor ihrem Tod mit dem Auftrag der Veröffentlichung geschenkt. "In ihrem Nachlasse fanden sich auf nicht ganz drei Bogen die siebenunddreissig Gedichte der zweiten Hälfte zusammengedrängt, meist wie in größter Eile geschrieben und zum Theil mit Lesarten und Verbesserungen übersäet". Junkmann und Schlüter fügten dem "Geistlichen Jahr" auch noch die Jugendgedichte "Geistliche Lieder" bei. - Aus dem Vorbesitz des Dichters Wilhelm von Scholz mit dessen von (Walther) Caspari 1897 geschaffenen Exlibris im Innendeckel. - Durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, Titelei etwas stärker. Der üblicherweise nach den 8 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis und Einleitung gebundene Zwischentitel ist hier als "Vortitel" vorgebunden. Das letzte (unbedruckte) Blatt fehlt.

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        [Lithograph Titled:] Novo Arkhangelsk. Na Severozapadnom Beregu Ameriki [i.e. New Archangel. On the North-West Coast of America]

      St. Petersburg: Lith. of Prokhorov, 1851. Lithograph 23x33,5 cm mounted on the original mount leaf 24,5x35 cm, with lithographed title and date on the lower margin of the album leaf. Three flattened creases on the upper margin of the lithograph, the album leaf with cut margins, strengthened with paper on verso, but otherwise a very good copy of this rare print. Historically important view of New Archangel from a very rare «outstanding» (Lada-Mocarski) Atlas of the Northwest shores of America from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and of the Aleutian Islands… (St. Petersburg, 1852) compiled by Mikhail Tebenkov, an excellent Russian naval officer and surveyor, who was the governor of Russian America and the Chief Administrator of the Russian American-Company in 1845-1850. The view is very rare and is not present in all copies of the atlas which usually contains 40 maps: «A few copies of the Atlas have inserted, at the end, a lithographic view of the Port and City of New Archangel (Sitka), dated 1851» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). The lithograph shows the panorama of Sitka harbour with the Governor's residence on the right (the flag of the Russian-American company waving above), churches and administrative buildings scattered along the shore, four Russian naval ships in the harbor, and the forest and snow covered hills of the Baranof Island in the background. The Tebenkov atlas «is an outstanding and painstaking work by a naval officer and hydrographer who spent 25 years in Alaska and the North Pacific, reaching the highest position in the Russian-American colonies, that of Chief Administrator. During this time he used every opportunity of his own travels in this sea and land space to collect the necessary data; he also instructed his subordinates to do likewise» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). Bibliography (about the Atlas in general): Wickersham 5921, Arctic Bibliography 26641; Phillips, vol. 1, no. 1229.

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        The Pictorial Field-Book of The Revolution

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Tall octavo. First edition. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, or illustrations by pen and pencil of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of war for independence. Several hundred engravings on wood by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from original sketches by the author. Bound by Brentanos in three quarter maroon marocco, cloth boards, spine gilt decoration of the U.S. Military shield, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper. Fine.

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte der Seele des Kindes.

      Wien, Carl Haas 1851. 134 S., grüner Leinenband d.Zt. im Romantikerstil, Einbandblindprägung, Voll-Goldschnitt. Frisches, nahezu fleckenfreies Expl. \"Erste Ausgabe. J.E. Löbisch (1795-1853) war Spezialist für Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten; er war der Nachfolger von Anton Gölis am Wiener \"\"Kinderkrankeninstitut\"\", der ersten unentgeltlichen Klinik für kranke Kinder. Das Erscheinen dieses Buches wird heute als \"\"Geburtsstunde der Kinderpsychologie\"\" (E. Wiesbauer) bezeichnet.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Pädagogik, Kinderpsychologie, Pädiatrie

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

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

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Original-Ansichten von Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen. Mit einem historisch topographischen Text. Band 9.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1851. Priv. Halbledereinband. 4°. Kantenhöhe ca. 27,5cm. Mit 52 Stahlstichtafeln und gest. Titelblatt (vollständig) und 38 Bl. mit Text. -Einbd. ber. u. best., Ldr. beschabt, mrm. Deckelüberzug teils beschädigt, durchgehend stockfleckig. Unter den Ansichten: Graz, Trient, Mölk, Linz, Salzkammergut, Znaym, Sterzing, Bregenz, Kufstein, Riva, Dürrenstein, Krems a.d. Donau, Baden bei Wien, Brixen, Marienberg und Fürstenburg, Rattenberg in Tyrol, Stadt Hall, Gastein, Steyr, Chruburg, Fragenstein und andere. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tirol, Ansichtenwerk, Graphik, alte Drucke.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ottmar Müller]
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        Geology and Industrial Resources of California, To Which is Added the Official Reports of Genls. Persifer F. Smith and B. Riley--Including the Reports of Lieuts. Talbot, Ord, Derby and Williamson, of their Explorations in California and Oregon; and also of their Examinations of Routes for Rail Road Communication Eastward from those Countries

      Wm. Minifie & Co, Baltimore 1851 - Second and preferred edition, with the addition of a 34-page introduction (first issued as a Senate document in 1850). Original boards, rebacked with new cloth spine. Complete with 3 folding maps and 9 folding plates (a few with minor marginal chips or tears). Binding sound, text clean. Based on a four-month stay in California, this was one of the earliest works of scientific value to emerge from the California gold rush. Very little was known about the region's geology at the time gold was discovered, and the demand for information was significant. Tyson "described the western flank of the Sierras as consisting of a vast mass of metamorphic and hypogene rocks stretching from the Sacramento Valley to the axis of the mountains. The metamorphic rocks, mainly slates, contained the veins of auriferous quartz, through the breaking down of which has been derived the gold found in the gravels of the ravines" (Merrill, Contributions to the History of American Geology). According to Merrill, in his eagerness to counterbalance wildly exaggerated claims about the richness of the mines, Tyson actually underestimated their value, warning that "the chances were almost wholly against [the veins] containing gold in proportion that would pay expenses." Kurutz 643b; Howes T-455, Cowan p. 648. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Medizinische Neuigkeiten, ein Intelligenz-Blatt für praktische Ärzte. Wöchentliche Mittheilungen von Tagesneuigkeiten, wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Neuigkeiten, Personalien und alles Interessanten aus dem Gebiete der ärztlichen Welt, Jg. 1 (1851)

      Erlangen, Verlag von J. J. Palm und Ernst Enke, 1851 - 1857. Wöchentlich erscheinendes medizinisches Mitteilungsblatt mit europaweiter Berichterstattung zu neuesten medizinischen Entwicklungen. Jeder Jahresband mit 52 Ausgaben auf jeweils ca. 420 Seiten (alle Jahrgangsbände vollständig). Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand (Band 1854 am Kapital leicht bestoßen). Seiten partiell etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt, partiell aber auch ganz sauber. Sehr gut erhaltene Reihe dieses äußerst seltenen, heute kaum noch erhältlichen medizinischen Mitteilungsblattes. Vor allem die hier vorliegenden Gründerjahrgänge dürften kaum noch aufzufinden sein. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Anton-Heinrich]
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        The Army and Navy Clubhouse C.O. Parnell and Alfred Smith, Architects.

      Day & Son, Lithrs. To the Queen, [c.1851]., London, - "A Rag and Famish affair" Lithograph proof, tear to lower margin skilfully repaired. The Army and Navy Club was founded by Lieutenant-General Edward Barnes, a member of the Duke of Wellington's staff and governor of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Originally intended for army members only, when Barnes asked Wellington to be a patron the Duke insisted on extending membership to the navy as well. After several temporary locations, the club bought several houses in Pall Mall and St James's Square, for a larger, permanent base. After one abortive design which was deemed to be too small (an extra house was hastily bought) the club was built to a plan by C.O. Parnell and Alfred Smith, drawing on the Palazzo Corner della ca' Grande in Venice. Building began in 1848 and the club opened in 1851. The Club is also known as The Rag, after a member returned from a night out to find inadequate refreshment awaiting him. Annoyed, he called the Club "a Rag and Famish affair", referring to a notoriously squalid gaming house, and the nickname stuck.George Hawkins (1809-1852) was an British lithographer. Image: 370 by 510mm (14.5 by 20 inches). Sheet: 460 by 609mm (18 by 24 inches).

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        Modern Painters.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1851. 5 volumes, octavo (256 x 173 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in brown morocco, titles and rules to bands gilt, multiple fillets to boards and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated in volumes III, IV, and V. Couple of minor dents and marks to spines overall in excellent condition. Fifth edition, revised by the author. A handsomely bound set. Ruskin's "earliest major work was Modern Painters, of which the first volume, containing the celebrated defence of Turner, appeared anonymously in 1843... Modern Painters was to occupy Ruskin for another seventeen years, spanning the whole period of his writing on art... The second volume, a survey of Italian art which demands special notice as one of the direct causes of the foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, appeared in 1846... In 1851 Ruskin put his name to Modern Painters. The fourth volume (1856) was devoted to a favourite Ruskinian subject, mountain scenery and its formation. Both here and in the last volume the illustrations are beautifully engraved - Ruskin took an infinity of pains with the quality of the workmanship - often after his own exquisite drawings, which he thought of as merely diagrams but which are now valued as some of the most original watercolours ever executed. The fifth volume appeared in 1860, eliciting from Dante Gabriel Rossetti the gibe that its subjects would be Old Masters before Ruskin had finished. But Ruskin had finished" (PMM).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries.

      London, David Bogue, 1851. With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age-browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. 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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        Miscellanea di 44 opere.

      Vari editori, metà '800. Tre volumi di cm. 22, solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Sono presenti alcune tavole incise. Ottimo stato di conservazione. La presente raccolta comprende 44 opere dell'abate e storico Antonio Magrini pubblicate attorno alla metà dell'800. Si tratta praticamente di tutto il pubblicato di questo poligrafo, attento studioso di storia vicentina. Fra le pubblicazioni contenute ricordiamo: Cenni storici sulla vita e sulle opere di Giovanni Antonio Fasolo pittore vicentino (1851); Dell'architettura in Vicenza... (1845); Il teatro Olimpico nuovamente descritto ed illustrato (1847); Intorno il vero architetto del ponte di Rialto (1854); Intorno Tomaso Formenton, ingegnere vicentino nel secolo XV; Il museo civico di Vicenza solennemente inaugurato (1855); Notizie storico-descrittive della chiesa cattedrale di Vicenza (1848); I Santi patroni di Vicenza. Cenni descrittivi (1866).

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