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        TABLE-TALK. TO WHICH ARE ADDED IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS OF POPE AND SWIFT

      London: Smith, Edler, 1851. First edition. Fine. First edition. xi, errata, 251p. (i, ads). Bound by Wood in full brown crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the panels with flowers and vines, the petals with red onalys, the covers also with red onlaid flowers and vines as flowing frames. Original cloth covers bound in rear.

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        History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia

      Philadelphia: Hoblitzell, 1851. Hard back history book with gold type on spine. Small illustration of an Indian standing over a dead white man (also in gold). Also has a folding plate between pages 50 and 51. Is 416 pp. in all. As far as wear on book, spine is chipped at top and bottom, and also has a small cut towards the front cover; front cover is worn and very slightyl torn near spine, and has some sort of stain/smudge on bottom left hand corner of cover; back cover has a couple of small, noticeable spots; pages are foxing, and some have moisture damage, it also has a water stain towards inside of bottom of some pages. A description of the history of where the book was found/has been is written inside front cover. THIS BOOK IS VERY RARE. Overall, considering this book's age, it is in great condition and a very special book...The book may have minor flaws that may have gone unnoticed.. 1st. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Numerous Engravings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back.

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        Realities. A Tale

      Saunders and Otley, 1851, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good; Corners a little bumped and rubbed. Title labels chipped with loss. Top edge dust stained. Foxing., First Edition; First Printing. Three volumes half calf with marbled boards, red speckled edges gilt rules and titles to spine. Vol. 1 302pp. Vol. 2 304pp. Vol. 3 264pp. Not in SADLEIR or WOLFF. COPAC shows 5 copies.

      [Bookseller: GOTHICA BOOKS LTD.]
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        The Stones of Venice` with Signed Photograph of John Ruskin

      Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851-53, London - An attractive 3 v. first edition set of Ruskin`s treatise on art and architecture, with a separate sepia photograph of the author taken by Elliot & Fry, Victorian photographers, and signed by Ruskin himself. 3 v. set top edges gilt. Heraldic ex-libris to front pastedown of v.1. Occasional foxing and other marks. Ex-booksellers` stickers to pastedowns. Otherwise in reasonably nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Forrest Divorce Suit, Report of the Trial of Catherine N Forrest.

      1851 - Complete Account of a Notable 1851 New York Divorce Trial [C] [Trial]. Forrest, Catherine Norton (Sinclair), Plaintiff. The Forrest Divorce Suit, Report of the Trial of Catherine N. Forrest vs. Edwin Forrest. For Divorce, Held in the Superior Court of New York, Dec., 1851. Before Chief Justice Oakley and a Special Jury. Reported by the Law Reporter of the New York Herald. New York: Printed at the Herald Book and Job Office, 1851. 120, 81-185, [3] pp. Two woodcut portraits in text (at pp. 96-97). Format changes from single to double columns at p. 81 of the second paging sequence. The verdict, printed after the publication of the book, is pasted to the foot of p. 185 and its verso. Complete as issued. Contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title to spine, patterned endleaves. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, early owner bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing, repair to margin of pp. 99-100, a few minor tears to final leaf of text. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, "No 5" to head of title page in early hand, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Edwin Forrest was a famous New York Shakespearean actor who filed for divorce in Philadelphia on the grounds of adultery, having found his wife with another actor. His wife countersued in New York. The trial lasted six weeks with a judgment against Mr. Forrest, who went on to appeal the case five times. As one would expect, this celebrity trial attracted a great deal of attention, in part though Mr. Forrest's efforts. A larger-than-life figure, his notoriety from the trial filled theaters, where he gave passionate speeches about the trial during intermissions. As printed, this book ends with the retirement of the jury. The verdict, included in our copy, was printed later in the New York Evening Post with instructions to cut and past the verdict into the endleaves of the book. Some copies do not have the verdict, other copies have it pasted on one or more leaves, which is why collations of this book differ. OCLC locates 8 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Denver, University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sindh, and the race that inhabit the valley of the Indus; With Notices of the Topography and History of the Province.

      London: Wm. H. Allen & CO., 7, Leadenhall Street., 1851 6 by 9 inch size, Folding Map of Sinde before title page, Back side of frount cover 21-2 C-18 with D written in ink. First leaf person name and date and very searce 1 st edt. Frount hing stsrting to crack. Spine and corners damage. Inside back cover This book belongs to Anderew A. Miller.

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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER; OR, THE BLACK BROTHERS: A LEGEND OF STIRIA

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1851 [December 1850]. First edition, 18 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's cream paper-covered boards w/printed border, title & designs by Doyle to fr. cover, printed borders & central device to rear, a.e.g., coated decorative pale green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Westleys & Co., London; Ball 103B) to rear pastedown, [i-vi], [1] 2-52 pp. w/24 wood engravings (incl. fr. cover designs, frontis & prelim titlepage designs) by the Dalziels, Harvey Orrin Smith, Isabel Thompson etc. after Doyle, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear (undated, but obviously from Dec. 1850).  Printed by Henry Vizetelly, London.  Interestingly, Doyle misspelt the title's final word on his woodblock for the prelim titlepage as "STYRIA" & to correct this the engraver trimmed off the right-hand upward angle of the "Y" creating a crooked "I"; however, the misspelling remains uncorrected in the fr. cover design.  Inscribed to verso of fr. ep.: "Rose Emma Fawcett from her affecte Papa, Novbr 7th 1852."  Binding Good (expertly rebacked w/ivory linen, corners worn w/moderate paper loss, & a few rub spots & scratches to paper); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing, & several illus. lightly coloured by a prev. owner).  Slater 226-27, Ashley IV 181 ("it is important that the original covers should be preserved, as the design upon the front includes two [wood]cuts which are not reproduced in the body of the work"), Ray 142 (Doyle "made a little masterpiece of Ruskin's fairy tale"--see also pp.xxii, 87 & 88), de Beaumont 348; see also Wolff 5993a Note.  Together with a brilliant copy of the first American edition, Boston: Mayhew & Baker, 1860, 18 x 13.5cm (small 4to), in publisher's crimson morocco-grain cloth w/embossed borders to covers, gilt decoration to fr. cover, gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [1-13] 14-68 pp. w/numerous wood engravings after Doyle, the originals re-engraved by Kilburn & Mallowry, Boston.  Printed by H.O. Houghton & Co., Cambridge MA.  Binding Near-Fine (minor staining & bubbling to ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Both volumes enclosed in a fine custom-made pale tan linen clamshell box w/gilt title on brown morocco label to spine.  As Osborne (which has the 2nd British ed.) reports, "in 1841 the twelve-year-old Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Gray dared Ruskin ... to write a fairy tale for her."  Ruskin & Effie were married in 1848, but 7 years later she filed for annulment claiming that Ruskin was unwilling to consummate the marriage--whether or not this was merely a ploy to gain her freedom so she could marry her not-so-secret lover John Everett Millais has long been a topic of discussion (Effie's huge commercialistic influence on Millais's subsequent career has elicited the sarcastic speculation that had Ruskin remained married to her, he would have written "Bubbles").

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        The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster: Including notices and biographical memoirs of the abbots and deans of that foundation.

      First edition, illustrated with a total of 62 engraved plates. Allibone describes Brayley "a laborious and accurate topographer"; he compiled and edited a wide range of works with titles featuring assorted Beauties, Picturesques, Histories, Antiquities, etc. The present work provides a history of Westminster Abbey and some of its associated luminaries, along with extensive descriptions of its architecture, sculptures, and paintings. The illustrator who portrayed many of the above, John Preston Neale, was an architectural draftsman and landscape painter "best remembered for his views of the nation's country houses, churches, and public buildings," according to the Oxford DNB. Binding: By Francis Bedford, signed, in dark brown morocco done between 1851 and 1880, covers framed and panelled in ornate gilt rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons and midpoint decoration. Spines gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels. Board edges gilt-tooled with triple fillets, turn-ins with gilt-tooled rolls and corner fleurons. All edges gilt. Stamped "F. Bedford" on lower front turn-in.Provenance: Each front pastedown with armorial bookplate of William Arthur, sixth Duke of Portland.

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        The Ansayrii, and the Assassins,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1851. with Travels in the Further East, in 1850-51. Including a visit to Nineveh. 3 volumes, octavo. Original brick red cloth, gilt lettered and blind stamped spines, ornamental blind stamped border on sides, yellow coated endpapers. Lithograph portrait frontispiece of the author by G. Remy in volume I, two other engraved frontispieces of scenes by J. W. Cook. 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). 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).

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        Les ballons. Histoire de la locomotion aérienne depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours

      1851 - front., (4), IV, 208pp., Paris, Plon frères, 1851, in-12, front, (4), IV, 208pp, 16pl. (dont 2 dépl.), broché, couverture verte, emboîtage moderne, Frontispice et 16 planches représentant des ballons. Le frontispice et la planche p.126 sont rognés court dans la marge extérieure avec petite perte. Introduction de Gérard de Nerval sur les origines de l'aérostation dans la littérature. Turgan (1824-1887) fut rédacteur scientifique au journal "L"Événement". Couverture salie, qqs restaurations sur la brochure [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

      New York: Harper & Brothers; Richard Bentley, London,, 1851. Duodecimo. Original purple-brown cloth, publisher's devices to each board in blind, titles to spine gilt, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Cloth a little faded and rubbed, small chip to headcap, some of the usual foxing associated with this title but lighter than often, a very good copy. First American edition, in the first binding with orange endpapers and the publisher's device stamped centrally on the sides. With the author's clipped signature laid in. The American edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The American edition contains some 35 passages not present in the English edition.

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        Franken, Heeringen Gustav, Wanderungen durch Franken, Leipzig, W

      Heeringen G.A., 1800-1851 - Franken, Heeringen Gustav, Wanderungen durch Franken, Leipzig, Wigand, anno 1840, Heeringen, Gustav von, aus, "Das malerische und romantische Deutschland", Orig Umschlag, 2 Aufl., 183 Seiten, 31 Stahltiche nach L. Richter, u.a. von: Wertheim, Coburg Veste, Schloß Callenberg, Altenstein, Die Bettenburg, Bad Berneck, Kulmbach, Bayreuth, Die Alte Linde bei Phantasie, Lichtenstein, Lichtenfels, Vierzenheiligen, Bamberg, Altenburg bei Bamberg, Pommersfelden, Ebrach, Schloss Theres, Schloss Mainberg, Kloster Schwarzach, Kitzingen, Würzburg, Nürnberg Festung, Bad Kissingen, Kreuzberg, Kloster Kreuzberg, Die Salzburg, Streitberg, Rabeneck, Burg Neidek,Aufsees, Pottenstein usw. 8°, gering stockfleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. By authority of the Royal Commission. In three volumes (and 1 Supplement). Vol. I: Index and Introductory. United Kingdom: Section I. - Raw Material, Classes 1 to 4 Section II. - Machinery, Classes 5 to 10.; Vol. II: United Kingdom: Section III. - Manufactures, Classes 11 to 29. Section IV. - Fine art, Class 30. Colonies; Vol. III. Foreign States. Vol. IV: Supplemental. Additional Illustrations and Descriptions. The first and the second Report of the Royal Commission.

      London: Spicer Brothers, W. Clowes and Sons, 1851. 1 gestochenes Titelblatt, CXCII, 462 (von 508) Seiten, gezählt 1 - 478 (die Paginierung 193* - 208* und 465* - 478* zusätzlich, doch ohne die Seiten 105 - 124 und 157 - 172), 76 Seiten Inseratenanhang; (IV), 524 Seiten (gezählt 479 - 1002); (IV), 468 Seiten (gezählt 1003 - 1470). Supplement: XXVIII, 62 Seiten (gezählt 1471 - 1532), LIV, 211 (1), 76 Seiten, 4 Blätter Inseratenanhang. Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf zahlreichen Tafeln und zusammen 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte, 1 doppelseitige Farblithographie mit zwei Ansichten, 5 farblithographische Tafeln, zwei mehrfach gefaltete Tafeln, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Pläne der Ausstellung, 1 doppelseitige farblithographische Tafel. 27 x 19 cm, blaue Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln sowie Einbandillustrationen, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. \"Die Great Exhibition (deutsch Londoner Industrieausstellung 1851) war die erste Weltausstellung, die vom 1. Mai bis 11. Oktober 1851 im Hyde Park in London stattfand. Die Ausstellungsfläche betrug 10,5 Hektar. Die offizielle Schlussfeier fand am 15. Oktober statt. 28 Länder mit insgesamt 17.062 Ausstellern nahmen an der Ausstellung teil. Aufgrund der hohen internationalen Beteiligung wurde die Ausstellung auch bald als World’s Fair bezeichnet. Auf dieser ersten Weltausstellung wurden industrielle Güter und handwerkliche Produkte aller Art, Maschinen und Produktionsmethoden aber auch Bodenschätze und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Als Neuheiten wurden u.a. der Telegraf und der erste Plastikstuhl aus vulkanisiertem Kautschuk vorgestellt. . . . Das Wahrzeichen der 1. Weltausstellung war das Ausstellungsgebäude selbst. . . Joseph Paxton, der als Gartenarchitekt Erfahrungen mit Gewächshäusern hatte, legte einen Entwurf im Stil der Gusseisen-Architektur ganz aus Glas und Gusseisen vor, der von Charles Fox in nur 17 Wochen aus vorgefertigten Bauteilen errichtet werden konnte. Der Kristallpalast, wie das gewächshausartige Gebäude von Londoner Zeitungen bald getauft wurde, war 563 m lang und 124 m breit. Ursprünglich war das Gebäude mit einem Flachdach geplant. Das charakteristische Tonnengewölbe über dem Transept, dem Querschiff des Gebäudes, war erst später hinzugefügt worden. Grund dafür waren einige alte Ulmen, die auf dem geplanten Ausstellungsgelände standen und die vor der Abholzung verschont werden sollten.Grundeinheit des Palastes waren Quadrate von 24 Fuß Seitenlänge (ungefähr 7,3 m). Die Grundfläche bestand aus 77 x 17 solcher Grundeinheiten. Die Aufteilung der Ausstellungsräume spiegelte sich in diesen Einheiten wider. Die Räume setzen sich aus einem Vielfachen dieser Grundeinheiten zusammen. Insgesamt standen mehr als 1600 solcher Quadrate zur Verfügung, was einer Fläche von etwa 80.000 Quadratmeter entsprach. Nach der Ausstellung wurde das Gebäude abgebrochen, mit einigen Veränderungen in Sydenham wieder aufgebaut und als Museum verwendet. 1936 brannte der Kristallpalast ab. Industrieausstellungen hatte es zwar auch schon früher gegeben, sie hatten bis dahin aber eher nationalen Charakter wie zum Beispiel die französischen Industrieausstellungen seit 1798. Im Unterschied dazu war die Great Exhibition von Anfang an als internationale Ausstellung geplant. An der Ausstellung beteiligten sich 94 Länder, darunter souveräne Staaten wie England, Frankreich, Belgien und die Schweiz, aber auch abhängige Gebiete wie Indien, Algerien, Ceylon etc. Einzeln gezählt wurden auch die britischen Kanalinseln und die deutschen Einzelstaaten, obwohl sich einige von ihnen an der Ausstellung im Zollverein gemeinsam präsentierten. Mehr als die Hälfte des Gebäudes (darunter fast der gesamte westliche Flügel und das Querschiff) war dem britischen Empire vorbehalten. Aus Großbritannien, Irland und den britischen Kolonien kamen knapp 8500 Aussteller, etwa so viele, wie aus allen anderen Ländern zusammengenommen. Es wurden Ausstellungsstücke aus den vier Kategorien Maschinen, Rohstoffe, Fabrikate und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Besonderes Gewicht kam den Maschinen zu, nicht zuletzt, weil Großbritannien auf diesem Gebiet führend war, aber auch neue Erfindungen wie etwa ein Schlauchboot oder handwerkliche Erzeugnisse nahmen einen wichtigen Platz ein.\" (Wikipedia) * * * *Einbände berieben und fleckig, Titel gestempelt, Band 1 ohne die Seiten 105 - 124 und 157 - 172. Sonst ordentlich erhaltenes und gut brauchbares Exemplar. * * * Versand D: 5,20 EUR Commission for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official and descriptive catalogue. Supplementary volume...Weltausstellung

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        The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. By authority of the Royal Commission. In three volumes (and 1 Supplement). Vol. I: Index and Introductory. United Kingdom: Section I. - Raw Material, Classes 1 to 4 Section II. - Machinery, Classes 5 to 10.; Vol. II: United Kingdom: Section III. - Manufactures, Classes 11 to 29. Section IV. - Fine art, Class 30. Colonies; Vol. III. Foreign States. Vol. IV: Supplemental. Additional Illustrations and Descriptions. The first and the second Report of the Royal Commission.

      London: Spicer Brothers, W. Clowes and Sons, 1851 - 1 gestochenes Titelblatt, CXCII, 462 (von 508) Seiten, gezählt 1 - 478 (die Paginierung 193* - 208* und 465* - 478* zusätzlich, doch ohne die Seiten 105 - 124 und 157 - 172), 76 Seiten Inseratenanhang; (IV), 524 Seiten (gezählt 479 - 1002); (IV), 468 Seiten (gezählt 1003 - 1470). Supplement: XXVIII, 62 Seiten (gezählt 1471 - 1532), LIV, 211 (1), 76 Seiten, 4 Blätter Inseratenanhang. Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf zahlreichen Tafeln und zusammen 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte, 1 doppelseitige Farblithographie mit zwei Ansichten, 5 farblithographische Tafeln, zwei mehrfach gefaltete Tafeln, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Pläne der Ausstellung, 1 doppelseitige farblithographische Tafel. "Die Great Exhibition (deutsch Londoner Industrieausstellung 1851) war die erste Weltausstellung, die vom 1. Mai bis 11. Oktober 1851 im Hyde Park in London stattfand. Die Ausstellungsfläche betrug 10,5 Hektar. Die offizielle Schlussfeier fand am 15. Oktober statt. 28 Länder mit insgesamt 17.062 Ausstellern nahmen an der Ausstellung teil. Aufgrund der hohen internationalen Beteiligung wurde die Ausstellung auch bald als World’s Fair bezeichnet. Auf dieser ersten Weltausstellung wurden industrielle Güter und handwerkliche Produkte aller Art, Maschinen und Produktionsmethoden aber auch Bodenschätze und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Als Neuheiten wurden u.a. der Telegraf und der erste Plastikstuhl aus vulkanisiertem Kautschuk vorgestellt. . . . Das Wahrzeichen der 1. Weltausstellung war das Ausstellungsgebäude selbst. . . Joseph Paxton, der als Gartenarchitekt Erfahrungen mit Gewächshäusern hatte, legte einen Entwurf im Stil der Gusseisen-Architektur ganz aus Glas und Gusseisen vor, der von Charles Fox in nur 17 Wochen aus vorgefertigten Bauteilen errichtet werden konnte. Der Kristallpalast, wie das gewächshausartige Gebäude von Londoner Zeitungen bald getauft wurde, war 563 m lang und 124 m breit. Ursprünglich war das Gebäude mit einem Flachdach geplant. Das charakteristische Tonnengewölbe über dem Transept, dem Querschiff des Gebäudes, war erst später hinzugefügt worden. Grund dafür waren einige alte Ulmen, die auf dem geplanten Ausstellungsgelände standen und die vor der Abholzung verschont werden sollten.Grundeinheit des Palastes waren Quadrate von 24 Fuß Seitenlänge (ungefähr 7,3 m). Die Grundfläche bestand aus 77 x 17 solcher Grundeinheiten. Die Aufteilung der Ausstellungsräume spiegelte sich in diesen Einheiten wider. Die Räume setzen sich aus einem Vielfachen dieser Grundeinheiten zusammen. Insgesamt standen mehr als 1600 solcher Quadrate zur Verfügung, was einer Fläche von etwa 80.000 Quadratmeter entsprach. Nach der Ausstellung wurde das Gebäude abgebrochen, mit einigen Veränderungen in Sydenham wieder aufgebaut und als Museum verwendet. 1936 brannte der Kristallpalast ab. Industrieausstellungen hatte es zwar auch schon früher gegeben, sie hatten bis dahin aber eher nationalen Charakter wie zum Beispiel die französischen Industrieausstellungen seit 1798. Im Unterschied dazu war die Great Exhibition von Anfang an als internationale Ausstellung geplant. An der Ausstellung beteiligten sich 94 Länder, darunter souveräne Staaten wie England, Frankreich, Belgien und die Schweiz, aber auch abhängige Gebiete wie Indien, Algerien, Ceylon etc. Einzeln gezählt wurden auch die britischen Kanalinseln und die deutschen Einzelstaaten, obwohl sich einige von ihnen an der Ausstellung im Zollverein gemeinsam präsentierten. Mehr als die Hälfte des Gebäudes (darunter fast der gesamte westliche Flügel und das Querschiff) war dem britischen Empire vorbehalten. Aus Großbritannien, Irland und den britischen Kolonien kamen knapp 8500 Aussteller, etwa so viele, wie aus allen anderen Ländern zusammengenommen. Es wurden Ausstellungsstücke aus den vier Kategorien Maschinen, Rohstoffe, Fabrikate und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Besonderes Gewicht kam den Maschinen zu, nicht zuletzt, weil Großbritannien auf diesem Gebiet führend war, aber auch neue Erfindungen wie etwa ei

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

      1851. 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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        THE THAMES TUNNEL. Leben und Treiben im Tunnel in London. La vie agitee dans le tunnel de Londres.

      Accordion-folding peepshow, with four cut-out panels. The front-face, measuring 17.5 x 22 cm, forms the lid to the shallow cartonnage box containing the peepshow. The peepshow expands by paper bellows to approximately 76 cm. The lithographed scenes are hand-coloured. Four vignettes on the front-face show the Great Exhibition Building, the Hungerford Suspension Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and the Tower of London. The two peep-holes show the Wapping entrance to the Tunnel with views along the Western and Eastern Archways. Within the Tunnel can be seen many foreign visitors, some walking, some shopping at various counters that have been set up for trading. Box restored at edges; else an excellent example of a particularly colourful and attractive Thames Tunnel peepshow. See Hyde 177.Very scarce.

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        Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos in zweiundvierzig (42) Tafeln mit erläuterndem Texte von T. Bromme.

      Stuttgart bei Krais & Hoffmann Erste Ausgabe. 1851 - Folio quer ( 29 x 35 cm). Brauner Originalhalblederband auf vier Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Stehkanten teils durchgerieben, Ecken bestoßen. Der vordere Innendeckel mit Kratzspuren ( wohl durch ein entnommenes Exlibris). 3 Blätter Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis, 136 Seiten und 42 Tafeln (39 kolorierten lithographischen Karten und 3 Stahlstichtafeln). An den Rändern leicht vergilbt und teils gering fleckig / fingerfleckig. Der Vortitel mit kleiner privater zweizeiliger Zueignung in durchdrückender Tinte. Insgesamt durchaus sauber und ordentlich erhalten. Gutes Exemplar. Von 1845 bis 1862 erschienen als Zusammenfassung von Humboldts Forschungen und Ideen die Kosmostextbände ( Das Werk meines Lebens ), 1851 wurde es durch den Atlasband ergänzt. FLUR

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      Little, Brown, Boston 1851 - Original cloth with 5 (of 6) volumes, lacking the second volume and with volumes 3 and 5 supplied from another set. Illustrated with plates. A presentation copy with a 34-word SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author to William Judson in the first volume. While the signed Subscriber's Edition is fairly common, inscribed sets of Webster's works are rather scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schweiz.

      K. Baedeker Coblenz 1851 - Third edition. pp[6] xl, 503pp, chromolithographed frontispiece, one large folding map at rear, 4 town plans, one map pasted down on front endpaper, one attractive folding coloured panorama of the "Faulhorn", some red pencil underlining inisde, some browning of the pages throughout( as is usual), bookplate, bookseller's label pasted down on title-page covering the date, publisher's original variant red decorated cloth binding, gilt lettered, spine faded; a good example of this unusual edition. "Schweiz" was almost the longest series in German with thirty-nine editions from 1844 to 1937. The early editions included a coloured frontispiece with the coats of arms of the various Swiss Cantons. This copy is bound in a slightly different red cloth to the usual old style binding. It is an original Baedeker binding. Town plans include Basel, Berne, Geneva and Zurich. Hinrichsen D291 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCINDE; OR, THE UNHAPPY VALLEY [TWO VOLUMES]

      London: Richard Bentley. Near Fine. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very light foxing to first few pages vol. 1; This is Burtons' first book written while on active duty in modern-day India and Pakistan. Rebound in blue leather boards with gilt spine lettering and three raised bands. Marbled endpapers. ; 12mo; 297, 309 pages .

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        Bildnis Albert Louis Hendschel (1834-Frankfurt am Main-1878) vor einer Landschaft, Kopf leicht nach rechts gewandt; in reicher floraler und symbolhafter Umrahmung.

      - Federlithographie, 1851, auf gelblichem Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert „K", oben (innerhalb der Umrahmung u. spiegelverkehrt) die Buchstaben „K Z H". 25:19 cm. – Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Im Unterrand handschriftlich bezeichnet „Robert Brubach. Kopf v. Hendschel, Randverzierung v. Harveng u. (auf) Stein v. Harveng".

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        A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism" & "A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism. Continuation of Part I" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 141 for the Year 1851 Part I, pp. 243-268, 269-285)

      Royal Society of London, London 1851 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116). x, [1], [1]-331, [1], clvii pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Géologie appliquée aux arts et à l'agriculture ; Carte géologique du Finistère

      1851 - 2 ouvrages en un vol. in-8, Paris, M.A. Gente; Imp. De Fain et Thunot, 1851 et 1844, , 2 ouvrages en un vol. in-8, 534 pages, (2) pp. ; XVIII-196 pages, 1 planche de gravure sur cuivre, demi-basane verte, titre doré, La Géologie appliquée aux arts et à l'agriculture est suivi d'un vocabulaire des termes scientifiques utilisés. Première édition. Grand tableau chronologique h.t. gravé sur cuivre. Ce tableau représente les "divers terrains ou systèmes de couches minérales stratifiées qui constituent la partie connue de l'écorce terrestre", tableau établi par Elie de Beaumont. Poggendorff, I, 331. Ward & Carozzi, 1688. Carte géologique du Finistère : texte explicatif écrit par l'ingénieur Michel-Eugène Lefébure de Fourcy (1812-1889). Rare. Annotations dans les marges. Tampon de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Quelques rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photographs - Recently Raised By ISIS - Palmyra Grave Tombs & Basilica

      

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        Our Herds, No. 4, Dairy Cow

      London: E. Gambart & Co, 1851. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, mild rippling, and a few small losses at the edges of the top and left margins. A charming plate after a work by one of the most prominent nineteenth-century animal painters. Strongly influenced by the seventeenth-century Dutch landscape and animal painters like Aelbert Cuyp, Thomas Sidney Cooper was one of the most prolific and eminent animal painters of his time. As a young boy, he showed a remarkable aptitude for drawing, and he trained with the scene-painter Doyle while completing an early apprenticeship with a coachbuilder. After brief stints as a coach-painter, draughtsman, and scene-painter, he moved to London in 1823, where he began to sketch works in the British Museum. Although admitted to the Royal Academy schools, he was unable to attend due to financial constraints and moved back to Canterbury, where he worked as a drawing instructor. In 1827, he moved to Brussels, where he established a coterie of students and befriended Eugène Verboekhoven, whose animal paintings strongly influenced his early endeavors. It was during this period that Cooper first began to experiment with oil painting and completed several series of cattle lithographs, which were issued by various publishers including Ackerman. Cooper returned to London in 1831, where he exhibited at acclaimed venues including the Suffolk Gallery and the British Institution. His reputation grew after his cattle paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1843-45, and he was elected Associate Royal Academician in 1845. In addition to his intimate bovine studies, he also painted animals into the landscapes of other artists including Frederick Lee, R.A. and Thomas Creswick. Despite various attempts to experiment with other genres, Cooper's thematic mainstays remained cattle and sheep throughout his life. By the 1870s, he was inundated with profitable commissions, and many of his works were engraved and copied in order to meet public demand. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Manuale di ostetricia

      Coi Tipi dei Ff. di G. Rocchi, Lucca 1851 - Fu medico e filosofo visse a lungo a Lucca. Accusato di offesa alla religione dello Stato (la Civiltà Cattolica lo definà eresiarca) fu processato ed assolto. Nel 1848 venne eletto deputato al Parlamento toscano. Il busto situato ai giardini di Piazza Gramsci a Carrara à opera dello scultore Gino Nicoli. Esemplare raro. 187 p. in-16

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        [Ruskin, John- Anti Rhetoric] Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed by "An Architect" to Newspaper Editor or SImilar, Scathing Anti-Ruskin

      Three pages, to "Sir" and signed, "Humble Servant, An Architect," we determined to be by Herbert Emmanuel Gonsal, an anti-Ruskin activist, who had authored a vehement objection to Ruskin in 1851 entitled, "Something on Ruskinism; with a 'Vestibule' in Rhyme," by an Architect" (London, Robert Hastings, 1851). This fascinating letter (undated, but contemporary with Ruskin) is to "a paper," in response to Gonsal reading an article on "Ruskin last week" and agreeing wholeheartedly with its views promulgated against Ruskin. The letter is noteworthy in its scathing tone, by a published author and obvious champion against the writings and teachings of John Ruskin. He decries, "his knowledge of architecture as shallow as his taste in it is eccentric & one-sided... his dogmatism... no better than so much yelping puppy-ism." Regarding the writer of the article in the paper, Gonsal characterizes as "both an able and well-qualified one... entitled to a hearty thanks of the whole architectural profession... for so convincingly espousing the absurdities and conditions of one who if not an absolute quack, is most assuredly a fantastic visionary & and a fanatic..." Much, much more along this line, including some real eccentric descriptions, such as "vulgarly called 'gift of gab,'" and "rigmarole and moonshine, ambitious nonsense and idiotic fine writing." As well, this colorful language: "quackery, farrago of heterogeneous matters that [have] nothing in common," etc. Gonsal closes, "I shall take every opportunity to call attention to the articles in your paper; and in the meanwhile beg the writer of them to accept what he may not perhaps have seen-- the accompanying little brochure on Ruskinism" [viz undoubtedly the treatise on "Ruskinism" mentioned above]. It is unclear the exact dating of this letter, but probably mid to late 1850's. A wonderful contemporary snapshot of anti-Ruskin sentiment by a published author.

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        Ruskin, John- Anti Rhetoric] Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed by "An Architect" to Newspaper Editor or SImilar, Scathing Anti-Ruskin

      - Three pages, to "Sir" and signed, "Humble Servant, An Architect," we determined to be by Herbert Emmanuel Gonsal, an anti-Ruskin activist, who had authored a vehement objection to Ruskin in 1851 entitled, "Something on Ruskinism; with a 'Vestibule' in Rhyme," by an Architect" (London, Robert Hastings, 1851). This fascinating letter (undated, but contemporary with Ruskin) is to "a paper," in response to Gonsal reading an article on "Ruskin last week" and agreeing wholeheartedly with its views promulgated against Ruskin. The letter is noteworthy in its scathing tone, by a published author and obvious champion against the writings and teachings of John Ruskin. He decries, "his knowledge of architecture as shallow as his taste in it is eccentric & one-sided. his dogmatism. no better than so much yelping puppy-ism." Regarding the writer of the article in the paper, Gonsal characterizes as "both an able and well-qualified one. entitled to a hearty thanks of the whole architectural profession. for so convincingly espousing the absurdities and conditions of one who if not an absolute quack, is most assuredly a fantastic visionary & and a fanatic." Much, much more along this line, including some real eccentric descriptions, such as "vulgarly called 'gift of gab,'" and "rigmarole and moonshine, ambitious nonsense and idiotic fine writing." As well, this colorful language: "quackery, farrago of heterogeneous matters that [have] nothing in common," etc. Gonsal closes, "I shall take every opportunity to call attention to the articles in your paper; and in the meanwhile beg the writer of them to accept what he may not perhaps have seen-- the accompanying little brochure on Ruskinism" [viz undoubtedly the treatise on "Ruskinism" mentioned above]. It is unclear the exact dating of this letter, but probably mid to late 1850's. A wonderful contemporary snapshot of anti-Ruskin sentiment by a published author.

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        Halbinsel Sorrent - auf dem Weg nach Sorrent. [Blick von einer Terrasse auf die Küste].

      [Italien], -, 1851. Orig. Bleistiftzeichnung, weiß gehöht. ca. 28 x 44,2 cm. Im Passepartout. Mit eighd. Sign. Titelei in Bleistift a. Rückseite. - Weiss etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Italien

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        The Works of William Robertson D D Six Volumes Leatherbound Set

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1851-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 volume set. Fine bindings. Contemporary polished tree calf binding. Gilt ruled. 6 spine compartments. Red and black spine labels. Rubbing to joints. Marbled edges and end pages. Hardcover. Pages are remarkably clean, white, and crisp. 6 fold out maps. A handsome set, see our pictures. 22 cm. Contains Robertson's history of Scotland, Charles V and America. He served as George III's chaplain and his history of America was completed soon after the revolution. Griffin 517. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Gränzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen. (Hrsg. und eingeleitet von Eduard Cauer). Titel, XXVIII, 189 S. Halbleinenbd um 1900 mit Rückentitel (bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag beigebunden).

      Breslau, Eduard Trewendt, 1851. - Erste Ausgabe der schon ab 1791 entstandenen Schrift, die ganz im Zusammenhang mit der zeitgenössischen Diskussion über die Ereignisse der Französischen Revolution zu sehen ist. Humboldt war 1789 während seiner Reise mit J. H. Campe Augenzeuge der Ereignisse geworden. Die Revolution war seither "das entscheidende Ereignis seines Lebens, Drehachse aller politischen und gesellschaftlichen Überlegungen" (Schölzel in: Demokratische Wege, S. 289). Die Schrift war das Programm des vollendeten Liberalismus: "Der Staat enthalte sich aller Sorgfalt für den positiven Wohlstand der Bürger und gehe keinen Schritt weiter, als zu ihrer Sicherstellung gegen sich selbst und gegen auswärtige Feinde notwendig ist." Nach Teilabdrucken in der 'Berlinischen Monatsschrift' und Schillers 'Neue Thalia' nahm Humboldt der Zensurschwierigkeiten und eigener Bedenken wegen von einer vollständigen Veröffentlichung Abstand. Erst 15 Jahre nach Humboldts Tod hat Cauer das Manuskript, das lange in Schillers Besitz war, veröffentlicht. – Exlibris. Die Vorrede papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. – Goed. XIV 564, 731. Borst 2434. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GERMANIA. Die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der deutschen Nation . Zur Förderung deutschen Sinnes und deutscher Einheit hrsg. von einem Verein von Freunden des Volkes und Vaterlandes. Eingeführt durch E. M. Arndt. 2 Bände.

      - Leipzig, Avenarius & Mendelssohn, 1851-1852. XIV, 705 S.; 2 Bl., 693 S., 1 Bl. Neue Halbpergamentbände mit beigebundenen Originalumschlägen. Erste Ausgabe. - Alles unter diesem Titel Erschienene. - Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Goedeke VII, 832, 132; Wilpert/G. 130; Schäfer/Schawe 1087. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lyrics of the Heart...with Forty-One Engravings on Steel.

      London: Longman, Brow, Green, and Longmans, 1851. Thick 8vo, xx, 331 (3)pp. With 41 plates after Stothard, Lawrence, Roberts, Westall and others. Superb de luxe Fazakerley binding of full olive crushed morocco extra, covers and backstrip with designs of inlays of blue, red, purple, ands tan morocco, top and bottom edges very richly gauffred, fore-edge with three watercolor paintings divided by further rich gauffring. New slipcase, a virtually perfect copy. Bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker. A classic Fazakerley triple fore-edge painted binding. In 47 years I have owned three comparable Fazakerley bindings with multiple fore-edge paintings and they are as rare as they are beautiful.

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        Photographs - Recently Raised By ISIS - Palmyra Grave Tombs & Basilica

      Syria 1851 - The Ancient Tomb Monuments Illustrated Here Were Razed by Isis in 2015 Syria, 1851. The Basilica of Qalb Loze and a Tower Tomb in Palymra. Two photographs taken circa 1910 by Friedrich Wilhelm von Bissing, showing the manuscript plans made by the Count De Vogüé in 1851. Each photograph is captioned in manuscript in German, by Bissing, and mounted on its own watermarked linen paper. 8vo. Two leafs, each measuring approximately 22 x 28 cm. Photographs measure approximately 12 x 8,5 cm. Very good condition. Suitable for framing. Rare photographs depicting early archaeological works in Syria, one monument no longer standing. The two sites pictured in the diagrams are: 1) An ancient funerary tower erected in Palmyra in the 1st or 2nd century 2) The 5th century basilica at Qalb Lozeh French archaeologist and diplomat Count Charles-Jean-Melchior De Vogüé, left his political post to focus on archaeology and history in Syria and Palestine, examining these two sites in 1851. The UN agency singles out the tower tombs as the "oldest and most distinctive" of Palmyra's funerary monuments, being "tall multi-storey sandstone buildings belonging to the richest families." Both of these monumental sites are significant, and both have suffered in recent times by extremist campaigns, the most important of which has been completely decimated. In August 2015, ISIS destroyed the three ancient tower shaped tombs in Palmyra, all which dated back to the first and second centuries. The Jamblique, Elhbel and Kithot tombs, situated in Syria's "Valley of Tombs", were built in AD83, AD103 and AD44 respectively. In a systematic effort to obliterate the ruins of the ancient city, the group previously destroyed the Temple of Baal Shamin and the Temple of Bel, the latter being one of the most notable religious structures in the Middle East to survive from the ancient world. The vandals has also beheaded the keeper of Palmyra’s antiquities, Khaled al-Assad, and tied his body to a pole in the city. The village of Qalb Loze had been a safe haven for Druze defectors from the Syrian Army during the ongoing Syrian civil war (March 2011-present day), providing clinics for wounded rebels and shelter for local refugees fleeing the violence in their towns and villages. Recently, however, on 10 June 2015, 20 Druze were massacred at the basilica by parts the Nusra Front affiliated with the Islamic State. The Druze inhabitants of Qalb Loze have refrained from participating in the fighting between opposition rebels and government forces, although relations between the residents and the Sunni Muslim majority in the area are strong, and most oppose the government of Bashar al-Assad. Qalb Loze (Qalb Lawzah or Qalb Lozeh, which means "Heart of the Almond") is a Druze village in northwestern Syria, in the Idlib Governorate. It is situated some 35 kilometres west of Aleppo, and near the border with Turkey, in the A'la Mountain. The village is well-noted for its 5th-century church and other Byzantine-era ruins. The church at Qalb Lozeh dates back to the 460s AD and is one of the region's best-preserved churches of this era. The church is the first known in Syria with the wide basilica, where the columns that in traditional Byzantine church architecture separate the aisles from the nave have been replaced with low piers and soaring arches that create the feeling of expanded space. It is strikingly similar in architectural style and craftsmanship to the large pre-Islamic Syrian churches in Turmanin, El Anderin, Ruweha, and Kerratin, which may have been built by the same workshops or guilds. Explorer and archaeologist Gertrude Bell described the church as ".the beginning of a new chapter in the architecture of the world. The fine and simple beauty of Romanesque was born in North Syria." The site was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2011.

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        Moby Dick Herman Melville 1st edition/1st printing 1851

      Harper and Brothers 1851 - This book is in fair condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. The endpapers are rubbed. The book has been rebacked with the original spine relaid. There is some wear to the edges. There is foxing throughout. The front free endpaper is missing. There is some wear to the top edge of the title page. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours de Tactique.

      Paris, Librairie Cherbuliez 1851. - Seconde édition. Kl.-8°. 2, XIII, 377 SS., 1 Bl. 21 lithogr. (Falt-)Tfn. im Text, 1 Falttafel i. Anhang. HPerg. d.Zt. (Rücken min. berieben) mit Rückenschild u. etwas -vergoldung. Seiten unterschiedlich etwas stockfleckig, Tafeln papierbedingt gebräunt. Etwas Alters- u. Lagerungs-, kaum Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft gutes und recht attraktives Exemplar. Erstmals 1840. ??Le ?Cours de tactique? est le résumé des leçons que j?ai autrefois données à l?école militaire de Thun. Il est principalement destiné aux officiers suisses, cependant ceux des autres nations y trouveront aussi quelques sujets d?instruction. [.] Dans la première édition je m?étais servi du pas pour exprimer les distances [.]. [La variété du pas] m?a convaincu qu?il valait mieux [.] parler du mètre [.]. [.] J?ai dû apporter encore d?importantes modifications au texte primitif, soit en vue de quelques développements jugés nécessaires, soit en raison des changements introduits récemment dans nos règlements militaires. Mais la forme de l?ouvrage est restée la même.? (Avertissement p. IX f.). ? Bedeutende praktische militärische Schrift von General Henri Dufour, verfasst rund sieben Jahre vor seinem Einsatz im Sonderbundskrieg. ?Sein wichtigstes Buch, ?Cours de Tactique?, erschien 1840. Der Gedankengang Dufours entsprach im wesentlichen den damals im Ausland geltenden Lehren. Doch mass er, gleich wie Jomini und [Johannes] Wieland, dem Gebirgskrieg grosse Bedeutung bei. In der Einleitung zu seinem Werk berief sich Dufour auf die berühmten Autoren aller Zeiten von Xenophon bis Napoleon I. Dagegen wurde Clausewitz von ihm nicht erwähnt.? (A. Ernst, Die Konzeption der schweizerischen Landesverteidigung 1815?1966, 1971, zit. p. 18, vgl. auch pp. 94?96 u. passim). ?? Guillaume-Henri Dufour (Konstanz 1787?1875 Les Eaux-Vives, heute Gde. Genf), ref., von Genf. ?Dufour war zwei Jahre alt, als seine Eltern nach Genf zurückkehrten, das sie anlässlich der Wirren von 1782 verlassen hatten. Er besuchte das Collège in Genf und studierte dann Geisteswissenschaft und Physik an der Akademie. 1807?1809 besuchte er die Ecole polytechnique in Paris, 1809-10 die Ecole supérieure d'application du génie in Metz. Ab 1811 leistete Dufour Dienst in der französischen Armee. Er wurde [1813] zum Hauptmann im Generalstab befördert und nahm 1814 am Frankreichfeldzug teil. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Genf quittierte er 1817 den Dienst in der französischen Armee. 1817?1850 (ab 1828 in offizieller Funktion) war er Kantonsingenieur in Genf. [.] Ab 1823 baute er in der Stadt mehrere Hängebrücken, darunter den Pont des Bergues (1833-34), und gestaltete ab 1827 die Uferpromenade und einen Teil des Seebeckens [.]. [.]. Er setzte sich 1851 aktiv für die Errichtung einer Eisenbahnlinie Lyon-Genf ein. 1817 wurde Dufour im Grad eines Hauptmanns in das neu geschaffene [Eidgenössische] Bundesheer integriert; 1820 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Oberstleutnant, 1827 zum Oberst. 1819 war er Mitbegründer der Militärschule von Thun. Hier amtierte er bis 1831 als Genie-Instruktor und Lehrer von Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, dem künftigen Napoleon III., mit dem er sein Leben lang befreundet blieb. 1831 wurde er zum Chef der Generalstabsabteilung ernannt. Er hatte somit den Auftrag, im Falle eines Krieges in Europa die Verteidigung der Schweiz zu organisieren. Im folgenden Jahr wurde er zum Oberstquartiermeister der Eidgenossenschaft (Generalstabschef) ernannt. In dieser Eigenschaft nahm er an den Tagsatzungen teil und leitete die Triangulationen für die Erstellung einer Karte der Schweiz im Massstab 1:100'000. Die Arbeiten für die sog. Dufour-Karte begannen 1832 und wurden 1864 beendet. 1833 beauftragte ihn die Tagsatzung aufgrund von Unruhen, mit einer Division Basel zu besetzen. 1838 versetzte Dufour Genf in Verteidigungsbereitschaft, um in der Affäre um Prinz Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte einen französischen Angriff zu verhindern. 1843 kommandierte er die Truppen, die Konfrontationen zwischen Genfer Konservativen und Radikalen unter [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The House of Seven Gables A Romance

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields,, Boston: 1851 - First Issue Recently rebound in fine condition in 1/4 light brown calf and marbled paper covered board with a dark brown leather title label with gilt text on the spine and with gilt borders on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/16" by 4 3/8" containing 344 pages of text with out the publisher catalog. The original, light yellow first and last free end pages are present. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink together with the date of "April 14th 1851". The pages of the text are all bright, clean and free of tanning and free of any foxing. This is a first edition, first issue copy with the letters "t" and the "h" battered on the first and second lines of page 149. The prior owner's date of April 14th 1851 provides additional support to the fact that this is the first issue as the second printing was published in April 1851 and corrected the battered type on page 149. One of Hawthorne's most famous novels and considered a classic of early American literature. Hawthorne believed this to be his best work, even better than his more famous The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne considered this title to be his best novel. A collectible first edition, first issue copy is quite uncommon. This copy is stunning! (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 141 for the Year 1851 Part I, pp. 1-116)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also see our #27486 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplemental Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series, #27489 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (pp. 1-12), #27495 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), #27500 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62), & #27505 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains William Thomson's "A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism" & "A Mathematical Theory of Magnetism. Continuation of Part I" (pp. 243-285). x, [1], [1]-331, [1], clvii pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. From the 20th Day of May to the 30th Day of August, Both Days Inclusive, and in the Fourteenth & Fifteenth years of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria. Being the 4th Session of the 3rd Provincial Parliament of Canada. Session, 1851. Vol. 10.

      Quebec City, Quebec: Rollo Campbell, Printer, 1851. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 10 in 5 folios (Journal and 4 vol. appendix). Journal: viii, 362, lx pages. 34 cm. Cloth spine with marbled boards. Appendix No. 1 A to T: Insert with alphabetized pages and notes inscribed and titled "Dst Court 1815-1816: Index" unpaginated. Appendix No. 2 U. to K.K. Unpaginated. Appendix No. 3 L.L. to Z.Z. Unpaginated. Appendix No. 4 A.A. to O.O.O. Unpaginated. Wear to some of the spines with stitching visible at the joints of some pages. Some yellowing to pages. Wear, scuffing, and discolouration to the bindings. Text clear and unmarked. Good condition. Volume 10 of the Journal take for the Legislative Assembly of then province of Canada under the rule of the British Empire. A detailed record of legislative actions for a single calendar year with even more detailed appendices offering further details, documents, and records. A rich historical source for scholars of Canadian political history in the nineteenth century.

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        A Popular History of the Mollusca Comprising a Familiar Account of their Classification, Instincts, and Habits, and of their Growth and Distinguishing Characters of their Shells.

      London:: Reeve and Benham,, 1851.. First printing. Cloth. Near Fine. Near Fine. Lightly tipped, otherwise fine. Royal 16mo (4.7/8 x 6.25 inches). Green publisher's blind embossed cloth with gilt pictorial decoration to front board and spine. vi, 396 pp., one page of publisher's advertisements, frontispiece plus fifteen hand-colored lithographed plates by W. Wing. Companion to The Conchologist's Companion, and based on the writings of Mr. Reeve which emphasizes the species Mollusca in its entirety. A global conchology, each plate illustrates four to six fine specimens. In addition to this, her final work Mary Roberts (British 1788-1846) also wrote The Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed (1822) and The Conchologist's Companion (1824) and her best known work; The Annals of my Village (1831) which offered keen observations of the rural daily life and natural history on the neighboring village of Sheepscombe. (DNB)

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        Atlas zu der Uibersicht der Hauptfortschritte des Eisenbahnwesens in dem Jahrzehnde 1840-1850 und die Ergebnisse der Probefahrten auf einer Strecke der Staatsbahn uiber den Semmering in Oesterreich.

      Wien, Rauh, 1851. Lithogr. Titel, gefalt. lithogr. Karte mit Profil, 5 getönte lithogr. Tafeln und 2 gestochene Konstruktionstafeln. Quer-Fol., Broschur der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Nebehay-W. 1060. - Die erste Eisenbahnlinie, die die Alpen überquerte (zwischen Wien und Triest). Mit Karte der Semmeringtrasse, Ansicht des Reichenauer Tals und vier schönen Lokomotivdarstellungen. Umschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Profil mit kleinem Einriss. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        ANSEI KAISEI FUKYO OEDO EZU: LARGE ANSEI-KAISEI PERIOD MAP OF THE OLD EDO [TOKYO] AREA.

      A GRAND WOODBLOCK-COLOR PRINTED WALL MAP OF EDO [Edo ca.1851] - , Suwahara.Blue covers, color woodblock printedfolding map, very solid, old worming and some folds restoredon verso, 105 x 98.5 cm., usual wear/scuffing to both coversnice impression, very good large example. R A R E ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        TWELVE DAYS IN THE TOMBS; OR, A SKETCH OF THE LAST EIGHT YEARS OF THE REFORMED GAMBLER'S LIFE

      New York, 1851. 12mo. Publisher's embossed cloth, spine gilt. Spine and edges faded, corners scuffed. Mild foxing. Good. First edition of Green's memoirs, detailing his life as a gambler, and of his swift reformation after twelve years as one of the most skilled players in the United States. After his reformation, Green became an active crusader against illegal gambling, writing several important works exposing the tricks of the trade and encouraging rehabilitation from vice. His works are some of the most elusive and important devoted to early American gambling. Sabin incorrectly lists this edition as published in 1850. Rare. SABIN 28535 (ref).

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        DIVIDING THE PILE [upper] HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL [lower]

      [San Francisco]: Britton & Rey, 1851. A bit of chipping around the edges. Small stain near lower portion of fold. A few light fox marks. Very good. A nice pair of images from the California Gold Rush, here on a pictorial letter sheet with the blank conjugate leaf attached. In the upper image four weary miners sit or stand around a table, smoking and drinking, their mining tools at their feet. The one standing weighs gold in a hand balance. The lower image is of several miners on foot walking along a trail, several of them carrying equipment, and accompanied by pack animals. A nice pair of Gold Rush images, evoking the weariness and effort associated with mining. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 54. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 48. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.69.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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