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      Mexico & Queretaro, 1851. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Front hinge of first volume cracking. Light scattered foxing and soiling, but generally quite clean internally. Some light wear to several larger documents folded into volume. Manuscript index at rear of first and third volumes. Very good. Three volumes of pamphlets relating primarily to the military in Mexico, compiled by a contemporary owner. Many of the items present here are official decrees. The first volume contains many decrees pertaining to laws passed June 13, 1838. Among those are decrees relating to the establishment of an honor corps, laws concerning penalties for desertion, a treatise on infantry bayonet technique illustrated with plates, and a decree relating to the operation of the Mexican military in Texas. The third volume contains a treatise on the dissolution of the medical corps and its replacement with individual doctors. Collectively they illustrate much about the Mexican army during the era of its wars with the Republic of Texas and then the Mexican-American War. In all, a fascinating compendium of Mexican military history, and an interesting collection of imprints. The volumes are comprised as follows. Volume one: 1) ARREGLO DEL CUERPO PERMANENTE DE INGENTEROS, FORMADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN VIRTUD DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, 1838. [2],4pp. 2) REGLAMENTO DEL CUERPO DE ARTILLERIA. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido..., 1838. 20pp. 3) ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO MEXICANO, DECRETADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido..., 1838. 12pp. 4) DECRETO EXPEDIO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 JUNIO DE 1838, PARA ESTABLECER EN LOS CUERPOS DEL EJERCITO LAS JUNTAS MILITARES DE HONOR. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 7pp. 5) LEY PENAL PARA LOS DESERTORES, VICIOSOS Y FALTISTAS DEL EJERCITO NACIONAL MEXICANO, DADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE EL SOBERANO DECRETO DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 17pp. 6) DECRETO PARA REEMPLAZAR LAS BAJAS DEL EJERCITO MEXICANO POR SORTEO GENERAL: DADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE EL SOBERANO DECRETO DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. [2],21pp. 7) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. DECLARANDO PERMANENTES A LOS TENIENTES CORONELES DE LOS CUERPOS ACTIVOS DEL EJERCITO. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. [4]pp. 8) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL SUMPREMO GOBIERNO PARA LA FORMACION DEL REGIMIENTO LIGERO DEL COMERCIO DE MEXICO, DADO POR EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 6pp. 9) REGLAMENTO DEL ESTADO MAYOR DEL EJERCITO QUE DEBE OPERAR SOBRE TEJAS; FORMADO POR EL SR. GENERAL D. LINO J. ALCORTA, Y APROBADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1844. 11pp. 10) ESTATUTO PARA EL REGIMEN INTERIOR DE LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO EXPEDIDO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838, Y CON SUJECION A LO PREVENIDO EN DECRETO DE 30 DE OCTUBRE DEL MISMO A?'O. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 22pp. plus eighteen folding letterpress tables. 11) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION QUINTA [caption title]. [Mexico. March 16, 1839]. 7pp. 12) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL=MESA TERCERA [caption title]. [Mexico. March 16, 1839]. 7pp. 13) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO de 1838, ARREGLANDO EL NUMERO DE GENERALES, SUS ATRIBUCIONES, SUCIDOS Y PREEMINENCIAS. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila, 1839. 11pp. Printed wrappers bound in. 14) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO EN VIRTUD DE LA FACULTAD CONCEDIDA POR LE LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838, ESTABLECIENDO EL CUERPO DE INVALIDOS Y REGLAMENTANDO SU NUEVA ORGANIZACION. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 11pp. 15) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION Y MESA DE OPERACIONES. EL. EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[first lines of text]. [Mexico. June 25, 1841]. [4]pp. 16) Pinette, J.H.: ESCUELA DEL GAZADOR MANEJO DE LA BAYONETA APLICADA A LOS EJERCICIOS Y MANIOBRAS DE LA INFANTERIA. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1844. x,80pp. plus four folding plates. Volume two: 1) DECRETO DEL SUPREMO GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA, SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO. Queretaro: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1847.[2],45pp. plus folding letterpress table. 2) REGLAMENTO DE POLICIA DE CUARTELES, FORMADO POR LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO. Queretaro: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1848. 23pp. 3) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. EL C. JOSE JOAQUIN DE HERRERA, PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS. CONSIDERANDO: QUE LA NUEVA LINEA DIVISORIA QUE EN LA REPUBLICA MARCAN LOS ULTIMOS TRATADOS CON LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DEL NORTE...[caption title and first lines of text]. Mexico. July 20, 1848. [4]pp. plus folding map and three folding plates. 4) LEY DE 4 NOVIEMBRE DE 1848 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, Y DISPISICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS QUE DICTO EL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO. Mexico: Ymprenta de Vicente G. Torres..., 1848. 16pp. 5) Thiebault, Pablo: PRONTUARIO DE LOS AYUDANTES GENERALES Y AGREGADOS A LOS ESTADOS MAYORES DE DIVISION DE LOS EGERCITOS. Tarragona: En la Imprenta de Brusi..., 1821. 127,[3]pp. 6) INSTRUCTIONES PARA PASAR REVISTA DE INSPECCION [cover title]. Mexico: Imprenta de la calle Medinas, 1849. 34pp. 7) LEY DE 22 DE ABRIL DE 1851 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO , DISPOSICIONES DEL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO [cover title]. Mexico: Vicente Garcia Torres, 1851. 22pp. plus twelve plates (many folding). Original blue printed wrappers bound in. Volume three: 1) COLECCION DE LAS DISPSOCIONES RELATIVAS AL RAMP DE GUERRA, A QUE DEBEN SUJETARSE LOS SUB-COMISARIOS Y ADMINISTRADORES DE CORREOS EN SU CASO. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1851. 25pp. 2) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA TERCERA [caption title]. [Queretaro. Nov. 5, 1847]. 13pp. 3) DECRETO DE 1o DE DICIEMBRE DE 1847, LEY DE 4 NOVIEMBRE DE 1848, Y REGLAMENTO QUE SOBRE ESTA ESPIDIO EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO, SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1851. 23pp. 4) LEY DE 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1848 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, Y DISPOSICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS QUE DICTO EL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO. Mexico: Ymprenta de Vicente G. Torres..., 1848. 16pp. Original pink printed wrappers bound in. 5) LEY SOBRE ESTINCION DEL CUERPO MEDICO-MILITAR, Y SUSTITUCION DE ESTE, CON MEDICOS-CIRUJANOS PARA LOS CUERPOS. Mexico: Imprenta de Vicente Garcia Torres..., 1850. 16pp. Original yellow printed wrappers bound in. 6) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 4a. EL EXMO. SR. MINISTRO DE HACIENDA EN OFICIO FECHA 31 DEL PROXIMO PASADO, ME DICE LO QUE SIGUE...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 5, 1851]. [4]pp. 7) MINISTERIO DE HACIENDA. SECCION CUARTA. EL EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 12, 1851]. Broadside, 9 1/2 x 8 inches. 8) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1a. EL EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 24, 1851]. [6]pp. 9) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1a. HABIENDOSE PREVENIDO EN EL ART. 10 DEL DECRETO DE 24 DE FEBRERO ULTIMO...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. March 26, 1851]. 7pp. 10) LEY DE 22 DE ABRIL DE 1851 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, DISPOSICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS DEL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO [cover title]. Mexico: Vicente Garcia Torres, 1851. 22pp. plus twelve plates (several folding). Original green printed wrappers bound in.

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania Etc

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. [4], 428pp, original blindstamped cloth, title, author and publisher to spine in gilt, light green endpapers. Spine dulled, rubbed to extremities, especially spine ends, corners slightly bumped. Internally very lightly browned, occasional patches of foxing, mainly to lithographs, but with the exception of the first and last lithographs, generally not too intrusive, inner joints split and weak, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and another owner's name to ffep. With a map and twenty tinted lithographs. Abbey Travel 45; Field notes that Lear "seems to have read much in preparation for this work and one feels that, like the pictures with which he illustrates them, his descriptions while not inspiring are authentic" Field page 148. First Edition. Hardback. Good. Illus. by Lear, Edward. 4to.

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        Phantasiearchitektur mit dem Brandenburger Tor in Berlin.

      - Aquarell, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, auf Untersatz montiert, dort datiert, bezeichnet und signiert „1851 /Fanthasia Berolina Brandenburger Thor / G.L. Feldmann". 21,7:34 cm. Feldmann steht ganz unter dem Einfluß der Architektur K.F. Schinkels (1781-1841).

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to his father, Mr. Cyrus Cutter ("Dear Father"), of West Cambridge, Mass; reporting from Soldier's Gulch, where he is mining for gold

      Soldier's Gulch, [California], 1851. 2-1/2 pp. on single folded sheet; address on verso of second leaf. 4to. Slight soiling. 2-1/2 pp. on single folded sheet; address on verso of second leaf. 4to. Life in a California Mining Camp, 1851. Lively account of life in this mining camp, from a 26-year-old miner to his father back east. Cutter writes of supply shortages, lack of mail and water: "Henry ... who is now playing his accordion while a neighbor officiates upon violin and a man that boards with us upon my flute. So you see we try to enjoy ourselves some ... We are at present doing tolerably well but times begin to look rather blue from want of water, we have had no rain since Dec., & but little since then. Spring has fairly opened, the grass is green & flowers in full bloom ... Provisions are quite low at present owing to the large stock in the mines & to most of the miners laying in a stock we can buy good flour at $12 per sack (100 lbs) which is about 1/8 of the price the miners had to pay for it last winter ... we have plenty of game in our vicinity: deer, hares and myriads of crested quails. Within 10 miles of us there is any quantity of grizzly bears these though are considered small game and they are not troubled much a full grown one will weigh only from 800 to 1,000 lbs. 8 men shot one 31 times and after he had torn one of the party into small pieces they killed him with a hatchet ...".

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      A GRAND VIEW OF TAKEDA SHINGEN REVIEWING HIS TROOPS [Tokyo 1851- - 2, Tsujioka-ya. Oban triptych, color woodblockprinted 3 panels, very crisp, clean, some small old wormingmended, vegetal colors, subtle, strong image, 29 x 14 inches75 x 34.5 cm., signed Ichiryusai Kuniyoshi. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        BARGAINING FOR A HORSE Engraved from the original painting in possession of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts

      New York: American Art Union, 1851 [i.e. 1853].. Engraved print, 11 x 12 inches; matted to 15 x 16 inches. Small crease at bottom edge, else fine. Engraving by Charles Burt, after William Sidney Mount's famous painting of New England horse trading. This work is typical of Mount's style, capturing a scene from everyday rural American life. Standing outside a rickety stable, two men whittle sticks as they negotiate the price of a saddled horse, standing near a fence behind and to their left. Charles Burt was a Scottish-born engraver who emigrated to New York City, where he gained both experience and renown. This is among his better- known works. Though the line beneath the title attributes the date as 1851, the very small print at the bottom notes a copyright date of 1853, after the American Art Union had been dissolved. A lovely copy of this iconic image.

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      New York & Philadelphia: S. Appleton, 1851. Text: Original cloth-backed wrappers. Text and plates: Publisher's red three-quarter morocco and red moiré cloth boards portfolio, titled in gilt on upper cover. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A firsthand report, in words and pictures, of the first offensive war fought by the United States. This is the first and only edition, with superb handcolored lithographed plates of one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War. A review in the New Orleans PICAYUNE, July 15, 1850 reads: "We have never seen anything to equal the artistic skill, perfection of design, marvellous beauty of execution, delicacy of truth of coloring, and lifelike animation of figures....They present the most exquisite specimens ever exhibited in this country of the art of colored lithography; and we think that great praise ought to be awarded to Mr. Kendall for having secured such brilliant and beautiful and costly illustrations for the faithful record of the victories of the American army." Kendall was America's first great war correspondent, and an ardent proponent of the necessity of America's war with Mexico. When hostilities broke out, he went at once to the Rio Grande, where he joined with the Rangers and later attached himself to the Scott expedition. For this work he keyed his text to the individual plates, and the combination affords a detailed illustrated account of each battle. The plates are the work of German artist Carl Nebel, who painted the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in his preface: "Of the twelve illustrations accompanying his work...the greater number were drawn on the spot by the artist. So far as regards the general configuration of the ground, fidelity of the landscape, and correctness of the works and buildings introduced, they may be strictly relied upon. Every reader must be aware of the impossibility, in painting a battle scene, of giving more than one feature or principal incident of the strife. The artist has even chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each the present series of illustrations the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies." The authors of EYEWITNESS TO WAR wrote approvingly that the present work "represents the climax of the confluence of journalism and lithography on the prints of the Mexican war" and that Nebel's images are "the eyewitness prints that must be compared against all others." Kendall drew on "the official reports of the different commanders and their subordinates" for the text, but "was present at many of the battles" and "personally examined the ground on which all save that of Buena Vista were fought" (for information on this he relied on a Captain Carleton). The plates are titled: "Battle of Palo-alto"; "Capture of Monterey"; "Battle of Buena Vista"; "Bombardment of Vera-Cruz"; "Battle of Cerro Gordo"; "Assault of Contreras"; "Battle at Churubusco"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the molino"; "Molino del Rey - attack upon the casamata"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Pillow's attack"; "Storming of Chapultepec - Quitman's attack"; "Gen. Scott's entrance into Mexico." It is interesting to note that while the work was published by D. Appleton in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Both Kendall and Nebel felt that the Paris lithographers alone were qualified to produce their images, and they both spent some time in Europe overseeing the production of the work, for which Kendall and Nebel shared all the costs. An article on Kendall in the December 1965 issue of AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE notes that "few [copies of this work] were printed, and some destroyed in a fire at the Picayune" (Tom Mahoney, OUR FIRST GREAT WAR CORRESPONDENT).

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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

      Baltimore: Wm. Minifie & Co, 1851. Hardcover. Very good. Second and best 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. 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.

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        Moby Dick; Or, The Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition, first issue binding. Octavo, original publisher?s cloth, original orange endpapers. An unrestored very good example with some of a few small chips to the foot of the spine and some of the usual foxing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone in American literature. Initially panned by critics and readers when published in 1851, "in the 20th century Moby Dick would be rediscovered and acknowledged as possibly the greatest of all American novels" (Chronology of American Literature).

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        Smoking and Smokers; Also, Snuff and Snuff-Takers. With Numerous Wood Cuts

      Joseph Baker, London 1851 - Essentially two books, closely related in topic and tone, in one. 90 and 90 pp. 8to, 8 by 4.5 inches, 20 by 12 cm. With numerous often droll woodcut illustrations of smokers in their various attitudes and conceits. The work(s) treat seemingly all aspects of their subject, including history, statistical data regarding, and then countless other looser associative matters of which the very act of smoking invites, for smoking, and now the mostly bygone practice of taking snuff, so much more to their acolytes than the simple consumption of the stuff. Thus there are chapters on reveries concerning tobacco, of the pipe as a means of public instruction, on maxims regarding, on tobacco and the classics, and on and on. Without question these droll studies were written largely for the delectation of smokers and snuff-takers! The ranginess and sly wit of the author, together with his sometimes ardent arguments in favor of the products, make this one of those rare cultural and literary artefacts that can entertain the modern reader as the author intended yet also with the ironic detachment of our hindsight. Green blindstamped boards decorated with gilt. Rubbing along gutters. A light dampstain affects the margins of many pages yet more or less blends in with the moderate age toning of the leaves. Some starting of the rear hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Besteigung des Rigi Kulm durch eine Touristengruppe ('Ascension Du Mont Righi (Lac des 4 Cantons') - Ascension of Mount Righi (Lake of the 4 Cantons) - Besteigung Des Berges Righi (Canton der 4 Seen)').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. E. Guérard gedr. B. de Jacomme in Paris aus Les Touristes b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1851, 42,5 x 45,5 Dekorative Darstellung der Besteigung des Rigi Kulm am Vierwaldstättersee durch eine gemischte Touristengruppe von Frauen und Männern und dem Bergführer. - Eine Frau auf einem Pferd sitzend. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Xenien. Martial. Epigr. XI. 2. 1-4.

      O. O. u. J. - 32 SS. Geheftet. 8vo. Sehr seltener, unautorisierter Nachdruck der Xenien, die der Philosoph Henrik Steffens als Privatdruck in Breslau veranstaltete. Am Schluss mit dem Vermerk: "200 Exemplar als Manuscr. für Freunde". - Mit hs. Notizen in Bleistift. Goedeke VI, 202. Vgl. E. Boas, Goethe u. Schiller im Xenienkampf (1851), S. 279. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ricerche sopra la natura e le cause della ricchezza delle nazioni. Traduzione eseguita sull'ultima edizione inglese di Mc Culloch preceduta dalla Vita dell'autore di V. Cousin

      Cugini Pomba e comp., Torino 1851 - LXXX + 704 p. in-8 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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      London: Printed and Published for the Author, by T. Gunn, Hand Court, Holborn,. 1851. contemporary three-quarter brown leather and brown floral patterned cloth, spine panel tooled in gold, blue coated endpapers.. Most extant copies of this book are bound in decorated green cloth. stamped in gold and blind with all edges gilt and yellow endpapers.. The status of this binding is not known; it may be a presentation. binding, or, less likely, a remainder binding. The leather is worn at. tail of spine panel and corner tips and scuffed at head of spine. panel and along outer hinges, old repair to chip at top edge of spine. panel, a very good copy. A rare book. (#149991). First edition. "A science fantasy of wild and fantastic adventures on both the Moon and Jupiter. The hero's spacecraft is a steam-driven North Pole, but although the novel was written for children, it has much to commend it to the adult reader. Preceding ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by more than a decade, its early chapters have some of the curious logic of that classic. It is, however, a true interplanetary with not a little thought given to the problems of space flight." - Locke, Voyages into Space 62. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 67. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V223. Eaton catalogue III, p.97. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04070.

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        A Century of Orchidaceous Plants, Selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Consisting of A Hundred of Those Most Worthy of Cultivation, Systematically Arranged, and Illustrated with Coloured Figures and Dissections ...

      London: Reeve and Benham, 1851. Second printing (first was in 1849). skillfully re-backed in three quarter black morocco over green cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Slight rubbing of corners, else fine. Quarto. 78 pp. plus index Illustrated with 100 hand coloured full page plates (all plates and tissue guards present). Plates 10 and 16 are engravings, the others lithographs. The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era The descriptions are by Sir William Hooker. The notes on cultivation of orchids is by John Charles Lyons (1792-1864). In 1867 "A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants" selected by J. Bateman was published, a completely independent work from this one. Sir William Jackson Hooker, F[ellow] R[oyal] S[ociety] (1785 ?" 12 August 1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator, as well as the editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He enjoyed the friendship and support of Sir Joseph Banks for his exploring, collecting and organising work. His son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, succeeded him to the Directorship of Kew Gardens. Walter Hood Fitch (1817 ?" 1892) was a botanical illustrator, born in Glasgow, Scotland, who executed some 10,000 drawings for various publications. His work in colour lithograph, including 2700 illustrations for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, produced up to 200 plates per year. Fitch's important works are his illustrations for William Hooker's A century of orchidaceous plants (1851), and for James Bateman's A Monograph of Odontoglossum (1864?"74)[Nissen BBI, 87. Stafleu & Cowan 344].

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        Intorno ad alcune iscrizione antiche di Salerno.

      Naples, Stamperia dell'Iride, 1851. - 8vo. 35, (1) pp. With a folding engraved plate. (Bound with) II: Adilardi, Francesco. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicastro. Seconda edizione. Naples, G. Ranucci, 1848. VIII, 58 pp. (Bound with) III: The same. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicotera. Quarta edizione. Ibid., 1849. (4), 28 pp. (Bound with) IV: The same. Cenno storico sulla chiesa vescovile di Tropea. Naples, tipografia all'insegna del Diogene, 1849. (8), 47, (1) pp. Marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. Collection of four extremely rare historical works with a southern Italian subject. I: Rare and early publication by the prolific Neapolitan Jesuit Garrucci (1812-85), unrecorded by De Backer/Sommervogel, about ancient inscriptions discovered in Salerno. - II-IV: Three works by Francesco Adilardi (1815-52) on Calabrian church history, the second inscribed by the author to the Duc de Luynes on the half-title. The Duke's autograph table of contents for this made-up volume is on the rear flyleaf. - Insignificant foxing; very appealingly bound. Removed from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. I: OCLC 40953700. ICCU SBL\0728508. Not in De Backer/Sommervogel. - II: ICCU PAL\0096576. III: OCLC 431941148. ICCU SBL\0717659. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850

      Alessandro Fontana 1851-1852 (Roma) PINTO, Michelangelo. Torino, Alessandro Fontana, 1851 - 1852. Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850. Prima edizione economica. 3 volumi in - 8° grande, m. pelle. xiii, (3), 204; (4), 216 pp. Numerose illustrazioni n.t., 3 antiporte figurate e complessive 306 tavole con incisioni caricaturali f.t. Esemplare ben conservato. Il Rossetti cita soltanto una ristampa del 1853 (n°8224). Uff. terra

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      New York. 1851.. 259pp. 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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        JAPAN & COREA. An Engraved Map.

      EXCELLENT AREA MAP FROM THE TALLIS ATLAS London n.d. c.1851, - London Printing & Publishing Co. Broadside map, 10.5 x 14.15 inches, hand colored outline, with 3cartouches. Illus. by H. Warren, engraved by J. H. Kernot. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A grammar of the Cree language, as spoken by the Cree Indians of North America.

      First edition of one of the first Cree grammars in English. Horden, who began his life as an ironworker, received his calling in 1851 and was sent to Canada with only two weeks notice -- during which time he was expected to find a wife. He succeeded in finding both a wife and a fruitful career, eventually becoming the first bishop of Moosonee, diocese of Rupert's Land.Horden's approach here is rooted in descriptive grammar and is expressed in terms of classic Latin-based structure. He urges his language-learning students to begin with his grammar, but to "use the living voice of the Indians as much as possible" as their guide (p. vi).

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        John Elsas (1851-1935). Schwerpunkt und Luft. Aquarell auf Papier

      - John Elsas (1851 Frankfurt am Main-Frankfurt am Main 1935). Schwerpunkt und Luft. 1930 . Aquarell auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Aquarell auf Papier. Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet: "Was uns an die Erde bannt, das wird: Schwerpunkt und Luft genannt", unten rechts monogrammiert unten datiert: "30/3 1930 JE", verso nummeriert: "7403". -- Größe/Size: -- 31,2 x 23,8 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- John Elsas, Spross einer angesehen jüdischen Frankfurter Familie, war von Beruf Bankier und Börsenmakler. Bereits zu Beginn der 1920er Jahre schuf er für den Familienkreis kleinere Bilder mit Reimen. Krankheitsbedingt widmete er sich ab 1925 fast ausschließlich seiner Kunst, für die er bereits zu Lebzeiten geachtet wurde. 1929 erhielt er eine Ausstellungsmöglichkeit in der „Sturm"-Galerie von Herwarth Walden, der wichtigsten Avantgarde-Galerie ihrer Zeit. Der Nachlass Elsas’ überstand die Nazi-Diktatur und den Zweiten Weltkrieg unangetastet in einem Versteck und wurde von seinem Enkel 1999 der Stiftung für schweizerische naive Kunst und art brut in St. Gallen geschenkt. Nur wenige seiner Werke wurden zu Lebzeiten verkauft und so stellt dieses Blatt eine besondere Rarität dar und vermittelt einen Eindruck von dem eigenwilligen und spannenden Kunstwerken, die in Ausstellungen im Jüdischen Museum in Berlin 2003 einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich wurden.

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        Goa and the Blue Mountains

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. or, six months of sick leave. First ed, first issue. 368 pp, frontis, 3 plates on tinted paper, 1 folding map. Penzer p 37, 38. Bound in light fawn cloth with blind ornamental border on both covers, gold lettering on back. Burton's first book, thus scarce, showing his great ability as a travel writer. VG+ copy of the first issue. Rear end papers separated but hinge is holding. Cloth very lightly soiled, split at top & bottom of front gutter.

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        "Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yoemanry Calvary; with notices of his hunting, shooting, driving, racing, eccentric and extravagant exploits. By Nimrod. With numerous illus. by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins … with a brief memoir of Nimrod, by the author of ""Handley Cross."""

      London: Rudolph Ackermann. 1851. "Third edition, but the first to include Surtees' ""Memoir of Nimrod,"" 8vo, pp. ix, [1], 218, [8] ads; inserted engraved title-p., hand-colored frontispiece and 17 hand-colored plates; original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, a.e.g.; ads for Ackerman's Sporting Library on both pastedowns; some wear at the extremities and small cracks at the spine ends, but this is a good, sound copy, and internally it's clean and bright. ""A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as ëa biography of a real man that reads like a work of fictioní"" (Tooley).Tooley 68."

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        BIBLIOTHEQUE DU MEDECIN-PRATICIEN OU RESUME GENERAL - 15 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 - 1. maladies des femmes - 2. maladie des femmes, maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 3. maladies de. - 3 photos disponibles.

      AU BUREAU DE LA GAZETTE DES HOPITAUX 1851 - RO20193288: 15 TOMES: 693 + 643 + 711 + 755 + 684 + 672 + 657 + 659 + 681 + 668 + 663 + 734 + 683 + XVI + 693 + 790 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - plats et contre-plats jaspés - nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte dans le tome 4 - titre, roulettes et tomaison dorés au dos - mouillure dans le tome 2 sans consequence pour la lecture - 2eme plat partiellement desolidarisé sur le 2eme plat du tome 8 - quelques planches depliantes en noir et blanc hors texte et coins rognés dans le tome 15 - 3 photos disponibles. 1. maladies des femmes - 2. maladie des femmes, maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 3. maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 4. maladies des organes genitaux chez l'homme, et de la fin de l'appareil urinaire - 5 + 6. TOME I et II. maladies des enfants, de la naissance a la puberte (medecine et chirurgie) - 7. traite des maladies veneriennes - 8. traite des maladies de la peau et de ses appendices - 9. maladies de l'encephales, maladies mentales, maladies nerveuses - 10. traite des maladies des yeux et des oreilles - 11. traite des maladies de l'appareil digestif et de ses annexes - 12. maladies des appareils respiratoire et circulatoire - 13. maladies de l'appareil locomoteur - 14. traite de matiere medicale et de therapeutique - 15. traite de medecine legale et de toxicologie avec figures. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jakob Hoffmann (1851-1903). Munterley, Löwenburg und Gerolstein in der Eifel. Öl

      - Jakob Hoffmann (1851 Frankfurt am Main-Oberursel imTaunus 1903). Blick von der Munterley auf die Löwenburg und Gerolstein in der Eifel. Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. -- Beschreibung: -- Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. unten links monogrammiert: "J.H.". -- Größe/Size: -- 16,4 x 25,7 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. Leicht restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Jakob Hoffmanns Partie aus der Eifel gehört zu einer Gruppe von Arbeiten aus dieser Gegend, die in den achtziger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden ist. In jener Zeit unternahm er einige Studienreisen dorthin. Die eigentümliche Erscheinung dieser Landschaft, die durch das Zusammenspiel von geo-logischen Besonderheiten, zum Teil urwüchsiger Vegetation und in die Landschaft eingebettete Siedlungen interessante und ungewöhnliche Ansichten bot, hatte den Frankfurter Maler immer wieder zu Arbeiten angeregt. Zwischen 1884 und 1888 entstanden mehrere Gemälde, darunter eine Eifellandschaft von 1884. In der Hamburger Frühjahrsausstellung 1887 stellte er eine Landschaft aus der Eifel vor und ein weiteres Motiv aus der vulkanischen Eifel, datiert auf das Jahr 1888, zeugt von der Wandelbarkeit der faszinierenden Landschaft. Obschon die vulkanische Eifel zu jener Zeit besonders wegen ihrer Felsformationen den Sinn der Maler und Zeichner für das Bizarre und Originelle herausforderte, ist es hier kein geologisches Interesse, das den Künstler zu dieser Aussicht auf den Ort veranlasste. Denn neben phantastisch anmutenden und erd-kundlich reizvollen Gesteinsformen hält jene Gegend in der Vulkaneifel für den Wanderer auch über-raschende Anblicke bereit. Einen solchen unerwarteten Aspekt bietet unsere Aussicht vom Munterley-felsen hinunter auf das durch seine - bereits von Kelten und Römern geschätzte - Mineralquelle berühmt gewordene Gerolstein mit der Ruine der Burg Gerhardstein, die Hoffmann hier beschreibt. Er sucht für seine Darstellung aber nicht den unverstellten Panoramablick von der höchsten Stelle der Munterley oder einem Gipfel der anderen Felsen der Gerolsteiner Dolomiten aus. Vielmehr inszeniert er einen wie zufällig auf dem Weg erhaschten Durchblick auf die Burg und die Stadt darunter. Nur ein paar Schritte weiter und die Aussicht entzöge sich dem wandernden Betrachter wieder. Gerahmt von dunklen Felsen und Wolken wogenden Dickichts erscheinen die Gebäude in der Senke. Die Silhouetten der ruinösen Mauern der Feste, des Wahrzeichens der Stadt, verschwimmen beinahe im Blau-Grün der sich dahinter erhebenden, bewaldeten Kuppe. Die deutliche Rahmung offenbart den im ersten Betrachten eher flüchtig erscheinenden Blick als bewusste Inszenierung des Raumes, denn sie schafft eine besondere Fokussierung auf jene in die Wogen der Vegetation eigebetteten und daher zunächst eher unscheinbaren Gebäude im Mittelgrund. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Memoir of Lieut-Col. James Skinner, C.B.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., , 1851. for many years a distinguished officer commanding a corps of irregular cavalry in the service of the H. E. I. C. Interspersed with notices of several of the principal personages who distinguished themselves in the service of the native powers of India. 2 volumes, octavo, original cream morocco-grained, embossed cloth, title gilt to spines, pale blue surface endpapers. Lithographic bust portrait frontispiece, printed on India paper and mounted, to volume I, single-tone lithographic equestrian portrait "Lt. Col, Skinner & Major Wm. Fraser of Skinner's Irregular Horse upon their favourite chargers" to volume II. Slightly rubbed, soiled and foxed, light browning, some foxing front and back, but overall an unusually good set with a typed labels recording its loan to the Sandhurst Museum in 1954 by Lt. Col. Richard T. Lawrence, C.I.E., M.C., verso of portrait in volume I, and to front free endpaper on volume II, their ink-stamps verso of frontispieces, those of the National Army Museum to the title pages only. Lt.-Col. Lawrence, was a descendant of Lord Lawrence, as was for a time Private Secretary to the Governor of the Punjab. First edition. Born in Bengal, the son of an HEIC soldier and the daughter of a Rajput zemindar, Skinner (1778?-1841), ran away from Calcutta, where he had been apprenticed to a printer, and joined de Boigne's Mahratta army. For ten years he took part in the various expeditions in which de Boigne and his successor Perron were habitually involved, including the capture of Delhi in 1798 and the storming of Hansi, George Thomas's stronghold. At the outbreak of the Mahratta War in 1803 Skinner and several other British officers were obliged to resign, and Skinner went over to Lake's camp. After the capture of Delhi he was appointed to command a body of horsemen who had deserted from the enemy and requested to serve under "Sikander Sahib" - Skinner being seen by them as a reincarnation of Alexander the Great. These to become famous as "Skinner's Horse" or the "Yellow Boys" - so known from their distinctive yellow kurtas. In the years that followed he greatly distinguished himself in the campaign against Holkar, the Pindari War, 1817-19, and the storming of Bhurtpore. He was rewarded with considerable land grants, and in 1826 George IV conferred the CB on him, but it was discovered that as a Major he was not of high enough rank to receive it. He was hastily promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, but felt some resentment that this advancement had not come because of his capabilities in the field but solely as a result of the monarch's desire to honour him. His life was lived in a strange borderland between that of the Indians and their colonial "masters". As a result of a vow made when serving with the Mahrattas he made the extraordinary gesture of building a church in Delhi at the cost of £20,000. On the day following its consecration in 1836 he was confirmed there together with his three sons. He was, however, rumoured to have fourteen wives. He died in December 1841 at Hansi, the headquarters of his corps, and was buried in his own church, St. James at Delhi, two months later with full military honours. Fairly well-represented institutionally, this is a truly uncommon book on the market, particularly as here in the attractive, and entirely fitting, yellow cloth, and with such an appealing provenance.

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        Recueil de textes rare publiés dans la: "collection du bibliophile troyen" sur la ville de Troyes ou se trouvant dans sa médiathèque.

      GADAN (Jean-François), Troyes, Poignée, 1851. - Livre d'occasion In-8, reliure plein maroquin noir, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, caisson de titre, caissons fleurdelisés étoilés aux angles, large encadrement sur les plats orné de croix de Malte, étoilé aux angles, encadrement intérieur finement dentelé avec écoinçons aux angles, le fond des plats est en maroquin bleu nuit, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieur dorée, contreplats et gardes peignés (rel. de MASSON). Sommaire : Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu à l'érudit, Henri D'ARBOIS DE JUBAINVILLE, avec son ex-libris armorié. Le f. blanc relié avant les textes porte des annotations manuscrites de sa main. Ce recueil contient les trois premiers textes publiés en 1851 dans cette collection. VISIO qua vidait Karolus imperator de suo nomine, VIII-32pp, tiré à 100 ex. UN DES 10 de tête sur papier vélin de couleur chamois, N°8 , signé par Gadan - Compte de l'Eglise de Troyes 1375-1385. Troyes, Poignée, 1851, 60p, tiré à 100 ex. Un des 75 sur papier vergé collé, N° 48, signé par Gadan - Anciens usages à Saint-Estienne et à Notre-Dame-Aux-Nonnains, XIII-58p, tiré à 100 ex. UN DES 10 de tête sur papier vélin de couleur mauve n° 10. Particulièrement rare avec des textes en tirage de tête. Condition : Très bel ex. 460g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bodensee-Panorama auf 10 Blätter, Originaltitel:PANORAMA des BODENSEES,

      Lindau mit Verlagsstempel Carl Mayer Nürnberg 1851 - Stahlradierung, 10 lose Blätter a 49.5x35.0cm, einige Blätter etwas stockfleckig, Plattenrand, very detailed map of Lake of Constance in 10 sheets, steel-etchings,

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        La Suisse Illustrée. Description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons. . Ornée de jolies vues gravées sur acier, de costumes coloriés et d'une carte de la Suisse. En 2 volumes.

      Paris: Didier, Libraire-éditeur, Quai des Augustins, 35, 1851, - in-4to, LVI + 208 p. / 261 p., (+ 3 p.), 2 titres avec vignettes gravées, 2 cartes dépl. en couleurs (la Suisse et Lac de Genève avec Vallée de Chamouny) + 71 planches de vues gravées + 20 planches de costumes coloriées à la main, exemplaire pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure en demi-cuir noir d?époque, dos orné de titre et de tomaison or. Bel exemplaire. Première édition complète. Textes par MM. Le Marquis Lullin de Château Vieux, H. Zschokke, Meyer de Knonau, le colonel de Tscharner, Francini, N. de Ruttimann, Schnell jeune, Strohmeier, le Vicomte Alc. de Forestier, etc. 71 gestochene Tafeln, davon eine als Frontispiz und 20 gestochene und handkolorierte Trachtendarstellungen, davon eine als Frontispiz, Or. Hldr. 4°. Schwarze Halbleder-Einbände d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. - Schönes Exemplar, fast fleckenfrei.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp, Bibl. générale p. 214 N° 1867; Wäber -; Perret - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth

      Edinburgh, 1851. Miller, Hugh (1802-56). Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth (1803-93). 1 page plus integral blank. Edinburgh, 21 February 1851. 201 x 126 mm. Small tears along fold not affecting text, traces of former mounting, light soiling along folds but very good. Docketed by recipient. From Scottish paleontologist and geologist Hugh Miller, author of works of popular science including The Old Red Sandstone (1841), Footprints of the Creator (1850) and The Testimony of the Rocks (1856), to fellow paleontologist Edward Charlesworth, editor of the Magazine of Natural History. "I am glad to see you have added a [...] shell column to your columns of British Fossils. Please set me down as a subscriber for a ?2 .. .. set; as also for a ?2 .. .. set of the fossils of the Mountain Limestone . . . I am at present engaged with printers and woodengravers in getting up a fourth edition of my little work the ?Footprints? which will contain prints of a few curious unique organisms picked up since I had the pleasure of seeing you in Autumn last . . ." Although he had little formal scientific training, Miller made important contributions to paleontology including the discovery of several previously unknown species of fossil fish. A deeply religious man, Miller believed that ?the fossil record confirmed, in broad outline, the cosmic drama depicted symbolically in the Bible? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). His geological studies had convinced him of the Earth?s great age, but he held that the fossil record represented separate creations rather than the transmutation of species over time. His Footprints of the Creator was intended as a rebuttal of the evolutionary theory put forth in Robert Chambers?s Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844). The fourth edition of Footprints, mentioned in Miller?s letter, came out in 1853. Miller?s letter is on the letterhead of The Witness, a Scottish evangelical newspaper of which he was the editor.

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        Brief mit eigenh. Initiale ("D.").

      O. O., 8. VIII. 1851. - 3¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Freundschaftlicher Brief an einen nicht genannten Adressaten. - Anfangs als Artillerieoffizier an den Feldzügen am Rhein, in den Niederlanden sowie in Bayern teilnehmend, wurde Dietrichstein 1798 Adjutant General Macks bei der neapolitanischen Armee und geriet mit dieser auf der Rückreise nach Österreich in französische Gefangenschaft (bis 1800). Nachdem er den Dienst quittiert hatte, um sich der Förderung von Kunst und Wissenschaft zu widmen, wußte er sein Haus als einen der geistigen Mittelpunkte Wiens zu gestalten, wo u. a. Beethoven und Heinrich Joseph von Collin verkehrten. 1815-31 übertrug ihm der Kaiser die Erziehung des Herzogs von Reichstadt. Daneben wirkte er seit 1819 als Hofmusikgraf, komponierte auch selbst, übernahm 1821-26 die Hoftheaterdirektion und führte eine Reihe von Verwaltungsreformen durch. Dietrichstein war darüber hinaus Präfekt der Hofbibliothek, Oberleiter des Münz- und Antikenkabinetts sowie als Oberstkämmerer Ferdinands I. und zugleich Intendant des Hofburgtheaters, das er bis 1848 leitete. - Beiliegend ein lithogr. Portrait, "nach seinem Tode gezeichnet".

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        Answers to inquiries respecting Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire, transmitted by the editors of the Imperial Cyclopedia, in London, and of the Imperial Gazetteer, in Glasgow

      Frome: printed by W.P. Penny. 1851. 8vo., (2) + 38pp., original green cloth, embossed in blind and lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. [COPAC locates copies only at BL + NLW + LSE + Leicester Un.]. [bound with], A letter relative to the affairs of the poor of the parish of Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire; written for the information of His Majesty's Commissioners. with notes and observations on the extinction of pauperism in Great Britain. Printed in 1834. Second edition.> Frome: printed by W.P. Penny. 1851. 8vo., 109 + (1)pp., a very good copy. also scarce (see COPAC). First published in 1834 but here with some of the statistics updated. 'Thomas Bunn (1767-1853) was one of the most influential men in Frome's modern history. He had a private income and as a young man trained in London as a lawyer. He was active in many public and charitable activities in the town - church, education, welfare. ..... He gave free legal advice to the poor and was a Trustee of the Blue House and Keyford Asylum. He promoted further education and wanted Frome to rival Bath in its attractions. He kept a diary for the last decades of his life, a document that shows him as a busy, curious and kindly observer of life around him'. [Article, In praise of Thomas Bunn,> by Rook Lane Architects, Frome].

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        The House of the Seven Gables

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1851 - A very good first edition, first issue, with battered type on page 149 and with March ads, one of only 1690 copies thus. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World' s Metropolis, or Mighty London, illustrated by a Series of Views beautifully engraved on Steel. Palaces, public buildings, monuments & streets, from original drawings by Thomas H. Shepherd, Esq. To which is added ---.

      London, published or the proprietors. 1851 - In- 4 ; (4)- 112- (2) pp. ; toile rouge de l' éditeur, décor estampé or et à froid sur le 1er plat, uniquement à froid sur le second, toutes tranches dorées. 40 illustrations dont 37 hors- texte sur acier, (la plupart d' après Shepherd), le titre gravé illustré, un grand plan de Londres dépliant et le portrait de la reine. Sans date, début des années 1850. Le nombre de gravures semble varier suivant les ex., le nôtre contient le nombre d' illustrations prévu par la "List of plates", ni plus, ni moins. Un mors fendu, coins émoussés, plats défraîchis, des rousseurs raisonnables, autres défauts mineurs. Peu courant, surtout à ce prix. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La pena dei lavori forzati considerata nella sua applicazione pratica ossia i bagni marittimi negli Stati sardi studiati sotto l'aspetto economico-statistico-igienico-morale ed al confronto della riforma penitenziaria

      Ferrando, Genova 1851 - In 8, pp. XXIII + 486 con tavv. sinottiche n.t., 2 grandi tavv. sinottiche f.t. piu' volte rip. e 1 tav. in lit. acquerellata a mano all'antip. Nota manoscritta coeva a p. VII. D. rifatto. Qualche alone ai p. Br. ed. Saggio relativo alle abitudini di vita dei condannati ai lavori forzati presso i bagni marittimi negli Stati Sardi. In particolare, l'A. cita l'impiego dei condannati al porto di Genova nei lavori alla darsena e all'arsenale. Oltre a coloro incaricati dello spurgo del porto, ci sono magazzinieri, imbianchini, fabbri, ferrai, falegnami, cordai, maestri d'ascia, stagnai, calderai, bottai. Ad essi il Governo forniva il vitto giornaliero che consisteva in una razione di 'trentadue oncie di pane, piu' quattr'oncie di fave per la minestra [.]. Una giubba rossa di molettone, una berretta rossa in lana, e pantaloni di tela, una camicia e scarpe, componevano il loro vestiario'. Non tutti i condannati erano incatenati a due a due; alcuni erano liberi, altri portavano al piede una grossa palla di cannone. Successivamente, nel 1848, vennero apportate modifiche al regolamento che disciplinava i lavori forzati nei bagni degli Stati sardi: in particolare i condannati venivano suddivisi in categorie a seconda della durata della pena e dal tipo di reato commesso. L'A. si sofferma poi sulla pena della 'berlina', che consisteva nel far passare il prigioniero in mezzo alle vie della citta' mentre veniva sottoposto al pubblico insulto e ludibrio. Massone si scaglia contro questa sanzione ritenendola inutile e dannosa perche' non faceva che accrescere l'astio del detenuto nei confronti della societa'. Si stabili' inoltre, nei nuovi regolamenti, una paga giornaliera per i prigionieri, liberi di utilizzare il compenso come preferivano, purche' lo usassero sempre per migliorare il vitto giornaliero. Alcuni lavoratori speciali, detti 'di grazia', erano totalmente liberi dai ferri e potevano uscire in citta' senza scorta. Praticamente anche qui si denota la divisione in addetti alla 'grande fatigue' (non pagati e addetti ai lavori peggiori) e alla 'petite fatigue' (retribuiti e addetti a lavori specializzati) da tempo in atto nei bagni francesi. Secondo Massone, la vita ai lavori forzati presso i bagni era preferibile rispetto a quella nel carcere a causa della vista del mare, dell'aria libera, del sole, e della possibilita' di stringere amicizia con i compagni. La prigione, invece, 'uccide il corpo, altera l'intelligenza e pone l'animo in uno stato di tale letargo, che neutralizza la facolta' di agire a seconda del proprio intimo volere'. In realta' i bagni penali furono quanto rimase nel momento in cui le galere vennero a perdere la loro funzione bellica e cominciarono a marcire nei porti. Scomparivano le galere ma rimanevano i galeotti. La pena della galera rimase sempre presente negli ordinamenti e i galeotti vennero quindi destinati ai molti lavori necessari alla gestione di una flotta militare e dei suoi porti. Gran parte della massa dei prigionieri era composta da frotte di poveracci, piu' che da criminali veri e propri, da vagabondi, pitocchi, eretici e contrabbandieri i quali, molte volte senza subire alcun processo, venivano d?ufficio inviati al bagno penale. ITA

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        Les prophètes du passé EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Louis Hervé, 1851. Fine. Louis Hervé, Paris 1851, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Yellow cover of the editor, our copy, uncut, is full of beautiful engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. Important but pale wetness affecting almost all the sheets. Very rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Couverture jaune de l'éditeur, notre exemplaire, non rogné, est complet du très beau portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice. Importante mais pâle mouillure affectant la presque totalité des feuillets. Très rare.

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        A Tahitian and English Dictionary,: with Introductory Remarks on the Polnesian 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., with the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti London Missionary Society's Press 1851 - The first complete dictionary and grammar of Tahitian, by John Davies, 1772-1855, who arrived as a missionary in Tahiti in 1801 and worked there until his death. His "Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect" was printed at Bruder's Point Tahiti in 1823, and was printed for the second time here at Papeete, where the press moved in 1843. Taylor p.298; Du Rietz, Bib. Polynesiana 1016; O'Reilly & Reitman 5761 A very good copy bound in late twentieth century quarter calf, with protective slipcase.

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        Birds' eye view of New-York & Brooklyn

      New York: A. Guerber & Co. , 1851. unbound. View. Original color lithograph with hand coloring. Image measures 22 1/8" x 32 1/2". In archival black frame. This dramatic circa 1851 view depicts New York City and Brooklyn in beautiful detail looking north from Governors Island extending out behind it toward the horizon. The bustling harbor and the piers along the west and east bank is filled with an assortment of sail and steam ships. Battery Park is beautifully depicted with Castle Clinton or Castle Garden, the pre-Ellis Island immigration station and later an entertainment hall, is set into the water and connected with a footbridge, as it was originally constructed. The shoreline of the city would eventually extend outward with landfill by the end of the 19th century. Castle Williams and Fort Jay on Governors Island are featured. Modern New Yorkers map not recognize the 19th century variant of this beautiful city without the iconic Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty, both of which would only appear decades later. However, the St. Paul's Chapel can be seen standing taller than the rest of the buildings, with Broadway, the oldest north-south thoroughfare sunning alongside. The view is in good condition with some scuffing and abrasions along the title. John Bachmann (1814-1896) was a Swiss-born lithographer and artist known for his bird's-eye views, especially of New York City. Scarce.

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        Handlexicon zum zu den Quellen des Romischen Rechts

      1851. Scarce German Dictionary of Roman Law Terms Heumann, [H]ermann [G]ottlieb. Handlexicon zum zu den Quellen des Romischen Rechts. Jena: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Mauke, 1851. [viii], 638, [1] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt-filleted raised bands and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, corners worn, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning, occasional foxing. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition, "expanded and corrected." This useful dictionary of terms in Roman law with references to passages in the Corpus Juris Civilis and other sources was first published in 1846 as Handlexicon zum Corpus Juris Civilis: Nach den Quellen Bearbeitet. The fourth and final edition was published in 1884. All are scarce, especially in North America. OCLC locates no copies of any edition in North America. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Nürnberg, 17. XI. 1851. - 4to. 1 Seite. Blaues Papier. Mit Siegelspur und Adresse. Randeinschnitte (zur Siegelöffnung), leicht braunfleckig. An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig wegen seiner neuen Sammlung persischer Gedichte „Hafis". – Die erste Ausgabe war 1846 bei Hoffmann & Campe erschienen. „[ ] Nachdem ich Ihnen auf Ihre Anregung [ ] hin das Manuskript meines neuen Hafis zum Zweitenmale zugesendet, wartete ich geraume Zeit auf die definitiven Bestimmungen, die Sie mir demnächst zukommen zu lassen versprochen hatten. Da sie nicht eintrafen, so erlaubte ich mir eine Anfrage deßhalb u erhielt die [ ] Antwort, daß Sie in London seien u daß ich mich daher noch einige Zeit lang gedulden möge. Nachdem nun wieder ein ziemlich langer Zeitraum verstrichen, ohne daß mir irgend eine Nachricht über den Gang der Sache geworden, bin ich so frei, noch einmal an diese Angelegenheit zu erinnern [ ] Eine gar zu lange Verzögerung des projektirten Unternehmens [ ] muß mir um so unangenehmer sein, da ich im Anfang auf bestimmte Zeiterscheinungen Rücksicht genommen [ ]" - Die neue Sammlung erschien im folgenden Jahr bei Bauer & Raspe in Nürnberg. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Amico de Sandro: a fragment of a novel

      [Harrow]: privately printed [for George Sims] 1851 - Cloth-backed patterned boards, in torn glassene dustwrapper. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies, this no. 12 and the publisher's own, with his (Alan Anderson, "Et in Arcadia ego"; and Will Carter, blue) book-labels; later pencilled ownership signature of the Corvo collector Robert Scoble. Printed at the Curwen Press. "'Oh, I do think that I ought to know something about Friendship. I had a friend, once. But he died.' . . ." The story of the publication of Amico de Sandro, the second of Sims's Rolfe publications, does not, as the collector and Corvo scholar Robert Scoble tells it in The Corvo Cult (2014), reflect very well on Sims. David Roth, Sims's best Corvo collector at the time (he had bought the entire contents of Sims's fourth, all Corvo, catalogue in 1949) sent Sims in January 1951 a photocopy of this Rolfe fragment for his "personal collection". Sims, emboldened by his new alliance with Julian Symons who claimed to be the owner, by inheritance from his late brother, of the Rolfe copyrights, unilaterally decided to publish Roth's text. Roth was, understandably, surprised. Amico de Sandro appeared in book form, handsome but unannotated, in July 1951, at two guineas a copy for the standard issue, on Barcham Green hand-made paper (10 copies on Goatskin Parchment paper, and bound by Sangorski, went for five to seven guineas). Woolf A12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poésies - Prose EDITION ORIGINALE

      Genève: A. Jullien, 1851. Fine. A. Jullien, Genève 1851, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half morocco Russian burgundy corners, flat spine decorated with romantic decorative golden date tail, gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, ex- bookplate pasted on a guard, golden head, elegant binder romantic pastiche signed Semet & Plumelle. Rare and very nice copy well established. Source: Fund for French-speaking Swiss Natural Albert poets that formed from the twenties. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés, date en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche romantique signée de Semet & Plumelle. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. Provenance : fonds des poètes suisse romands d'Albert Natural qu'il constitua à partir des années vingt.

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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile.

      London, James Madden, 1851. - Folio. 31 tinted lithograph plates, all with partial hand-colouring. Contemporary red half morocco gilt. Second edition of one of the most sought-after and earliest publications by Prisse d'Avennes, who spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1848 he first published his "Oriental Album". This unusual visual collection of "characters, costumes and modes of life in the valley of the Nile" is augmented by a commentary by the renowned orientalist and Egyptologist James Augustus St. John. - The frontispiece portrait depicts the artist's friend George Lloyd in the robes of a sheikh reclining with a hookah, and camels in the background. Lloyd, a botanist accompanying the expedition, accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning a rifle. - Light foxing, affecting some plates, with 2 plates trimmed at foot and laid down. Atabey 1001. Blackmer 1357. Colas 2427. OCLC 4423031. Cf. Brunet IV, 885 (1st ed. only). Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Not in Abbey. Lipperheide Ma 30 (1st ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the War in Afghanistan

      London: Richard Bentley, , 1851. From the Unpublished Letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the Entire Period of British Connexion with that Country. 2 volumes octavo (212 × 132 mm) Near contemporary, ?native black half straight-grained skiver, textured red cloth boards, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed to style. A few gatherings lightly browned, scattered foxing. A very good set in an interesting period binding. First edition of this important contribution to the historiography of the region, described by Bruce as "the definitive account" of the First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-42, one of the first major conflicts of the Great Game. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) was a prolific historian who had gone out to India in 1832 as a Bengal artillery cadet; "his works are still used by historians" (ODNB).

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        Heeringen Gustav, Wanderungen durch Franken, Leipzig, 1840

      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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