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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

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        Ueber Resectionen nach Schußwunden.

      Kiel Schröder 1851 - Gr. 8°. VI (2) 136 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten größeren Arbeit. - Esmarch (1823-1908) erwarb sich besonders um das Lazarett und die kriegschirurgische Technik große Verdienste. Das vorliegende Werk beruht auf Beobachtungen und Erfahrungen, die er im Schleswig-Holsteinischen Krieg in den Jahren 1848-51 gesammelt hat. - Titel verso gestempelt. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. II, 435; Waller 2813 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Artist and inventor of the telegraph, Samuel F.B. Morse makes a recommendation to architect Alexander Jackson Davis, who is designing Morse's Italianate style summer home

      [Poughkeepsie, New York], March 1, 1851. 8" x 4". "Autograph Note Signed ""Saml. F. B. Morse,"" 1 page, 8"" x 4"". [Poughkeepsie, New York], March 1, 1851. To Mr. Davis. Horizontal folds, one at the base of Morse's signature; two faint vertical folds pass through signature, none materially affecting its appearance. Fine condition.In full, ""Will Mr. Davis be so good as to think of 2 or 3 loads of good tan, and have them drawn as soon as the roads will admit of it. Saml. F.B. Morse March 1. 1851.""""Mr. Davis"" was architect Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892). In 1847, Morse had bought an 180 acre estate in Poughkeepsie, New York, called Locust Grove. In 1850, he hired Davis to design a home, expanding a pre-existing cottage. Morse recalled the elegant villas that he had visited years earlier in the Italian countryside and he sketched towers, windows, and floor plans on scraps of paper to give to Davis. Morse worked with him, making recommendations, as can be seen in the note here offered. Construction of the Italianate style villa began in 1851 and was completed the following year. Locust Grove became Morse's summer home for the rest of his life. He and his family spent their winters in their Manhattan townhouse."

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        MAP OF SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...EXHIBITING A RELIABLE VIEW OF THE RICH GOLD REGION...EMBRACING ALSO A COLORED CHART OF THE COAST FROM SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO THE COLUMBIA RIVER...

      San Francisco, 1851. Matted and framed. Backed on artist's board, some creasing and toning, a few light stains and spots, a few small repairs to verso. Very good. The Streeter copy of the "first map of what is now Oregon to be lithographed west of the Rockies" - Streeter sale. Streeter's handwritten notes can be seen on the front of the map near the imprint. Streeter also described the map as "one of the first, if not the first to show the new town of Portland, the new settlements on the Umpqua, and the road to California up the Willamette Valley." "Scholfield had visited the Trinity River diggings, and having found all existing maps of the area 'defective and erroneous' decided to prepare one of his own. For the first time the explorations of the gold seekers in the northern region are portrayed, and the Trinity is correctly shown flowing into the Klamath River instead of into the ocean. The Sierra diggings are not shown in detail, but a few place names here first appear. The coast from San Francisco to the mouth of the Columbia is based on the recently completed U.S. Coast Survey charts" - Wheat. An exceptionally rare map with only four copies noted in OCLC, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the Oregon Historical Society Library, the Huntington Library, and Yale. STREETER SALE 2685 (this copy). WHEAT GOLD REGION 206. WHEAT TWENTY-FIVE CALIFORNIA MAPS 13. OCLC 37219850, 83289666.

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        The Town Ho’s Story

      Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1851 - (Moby Dick) The Town Ho’s Story by Herman Melville. Contains the first appearance of any part of Moby Dick. Publisher: Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Volume III June to November, 1851. Story appears on pages 658-665. This appearance later became Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Binding is in very good condition with raised bands. Gutter cracked but binding tight. Boards are oversized for the book block suggesting it was bound to match a set. Some foxing, although appearance pages with minimal foxing. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #16-020. Price: $540. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the City of New York 1851

      D.T. Valentine, 1851. unbound. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 16" x 20". This scarce and beautiful map of New York City was issued in the 1851 edition of Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of New York. Essentially divides Manhattan into two sections to fit on a single sheet. The lower map extends from the Battery to 60th Street while the upper map extends north from 60th street to Spuyten Dyvill Creek in what is today Inwood. Both maps identify streets, parks, squares, piers, ferry lines, forts, etc. City wards and fire districts are numbered and outlined in color. Lower Manhattan, which was far more populated than the northern parts at the time, reveals far more detail with blocks shaded in and important individual buildings identified. Blackwell's Island (Roosevelt Island), Ward's Island and Randel's Island are also identified. Central Park, which was not yet conceived, is missing. This edition of the map was lithographed by G. Hayward and issued in the 1851 edition of the "Manual of The Corporation of the City of New York." It is in good condition with minor browning at the folds. Minor offsetting. <br><br>David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and began publishing the "Manual for the Corporation of the City of New York" in 1841. The Manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York that included facts about the City of New York, city history, city council information, and reported on the progress of public works such as Central Park. Popularly called Valentine's Manuals, the texts were richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. This map provides a fascinating look at the rapid development of New York City.

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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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        Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. (Volumes 1-31; I-XXXI, + General Index; 32 volumes (1851-1897))

      Edinburgh. 1851 - 32 volume set. Continuous, Vol.1-31 + General index. Published 1851-1896. First 12 volumes uniformly bound in lovely contemporary 3/4 red sheepskin leather, over marbled bounds. Sold by Hugh Hopkins of Glasgow. Remaining 20 volumes bound in contemporary uniform mustard cloth with paper spine labels. Murray family book plate on front paste downs. All bindings and covers very good. Clean, unmarked pages. A handsome set. Numerous portraits, illustrations, diagrams, plates, fold out maps. An important resource in Scottish archeology and culture. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TREMENDOUS EXCITEMENT! SAMUEL WHITTAKER AND ROBERT McKENZIE RESCUED FROM THE AUTHORITIES, AND HUNG BY THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE, ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24th AT 3 O'CLOCK P.M. IN THE PRESENCE OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE [caption title]

      San Francisco: Lith. & Publ. by Justh, Quirot & Co., 1851. A bit of light wrinkling. Near fine. A scarce California pictorial letter sheet depicting an act of violence by the first Vigilance Committee - the execution of two "Sydney Ducks," Samuel Whittaker and Robert McKenzie. The so-called Sydney Ducks were a gang of Australian convicts who committed a number of arsons and robberies in San Francisco. Their activities, and the seeming inability of the legal authorities to stop them, were one of the factors leading to the establishment of the first Vigilance Committee in 1851. Whittaker and McKenzie were arrested in Sacramento by Committee members on Aug. 20, tried, and sentenced to hang in San Francisco, where they were soon transported. On the 23rd, the San Francisco sheriff and mayor rescued the condemned men from the Committee's headquarters and put them in jail. On Aug. 24 the Vigilance Committee broke into the jail and recaptured the prisoners, taking them to the Committee headquarters, where they were hanged. McKenzie and Whittaker are shown in this lithograph hanging from the second floor of a commercial building, which also housed the headquarters of the Vigilance Committee. A large crowd is gathered in the street to take in the grisly event, which drew masses of spectators. Telegraph Hill, where many of the Sydney Ducks lived, is seen in the far right background. "No series of events attracted greater attention than the workings of the 1851 and 1856 vigilance committees" - Kurutz (in the introduction to the Clifford Collection). This copy differs from the one described by Baird in that the word "hung" (rather than "hanged") appears in the title, leading us to believe that it is an early issue, produced before the mistake was corrected. Peters locates a copy with "hung" in the title at the California Historical Society (which contains a manuscript letter dated Aug. 30, 1851). This letter sheet was produced by Justh, Quirot & Co., one of the first and most important lithographic firms in San Francisco. Rare, and an important visual component of the rough early history of San Francisco. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 274 (later issue). CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 283. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.134-36.

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        RAE'S PHILADELPHIA PICTORIAL DIRECTORY & PANORAMIC ADVERTISER.

      [Philadelphia]: Julio H. Rae, [1851]. - [23] text leaves and sixteen lithographed plates (several folding). Oblong quarto. Original gold-printed black wrappers bound into contemporary cloth, neatly rebacked, gilt label on front cover. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. Provenance: John McAllister (book label). A remarkable city directory and business promotional, illustrating eight blocks of Chestnut Street in downtown Philadelphia in sixteen beautifully executed lithographs. Following in the long tradition of the city directory but taking it to new heights, publisher Julio H. Rae produced "the first truly visual directory" (Miles & Reese) of an American city. Each plate depicts a block or a portion of a block of Philadelphia's main commercial thoroughfare, between 2nd and 10th streets. Both sides of the block are pictured, and each plate is keyed to an accompanying text leaf carrying advertisements from the merchants depicted. Taller buildings are shown in their complete elevation on folding plates, with the grandest plate folding out vertically and horizontally and showing the State House. A note on the facade of the building reads: "Declaration of Independence signed in this room." While not every merchant on Chestnut Street subscribed to the work, leaving some buildings unadorned on the plates, Rae's work carries advertisements for all manner of businesses, from hatters, jewelers, tailors, and grocers, to hotels, druggists, daguerreotypists, and Welch's National Circus and Theatre. Rae intended to update his Chestnut Street directory each year, showing changes in the businesses, and announced a similar work covering Market Street from the Delaware River to Broad Street. Apparently he was too ambitious, and neither project came to fruition. Rae was not exaggerating, however, in his preface when he wrote that he "felt confident that he has hit upon a system not only novel and beautiful, but exceedingly useful, and one of which he believes to be entirely unique." This copy bears the ownership markings of noted Philadelphia collector John A. McAllister (1822-96), whose spectacles and mathematical instruments shop appears in the directory on the very first plate. A magnificent work, which heralded a new era in display advertising, and a nice association copy. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 75.

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        Beschreibung eines Augen-Spiegels zur Untersuchung der Netzhaut im lebenden Auge.

      FIRST EDITION. The original description of the ophthalmoscope, invented by Helmholtz, one of the greatest events in the history of ophthalmology. ?The introduction of the ophthalmoscope was the most significant advance in ophthalmology since the development of cataract surgery and marked the beginning of modern ophthalmology? (Albert). This instrument made it possible to examine the fundus of the living eye, which in the words of the great ophthalmologist von Graefe ?unfolded to us a new world? (Ency. Brit.), and greatly improved the ability to diagnose diseases of the eye.G&M 5866. Grolier One Hundred (Medicine), 65. Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 205. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1851. Albert, Dates in Ophthalmology, 1851. Norman Catalogue 1041. This copy has the name of P. Jeanrenaud in the imprint on the title-page and not on the upper wrapper (as in the Grolier exhibition copy, the copy Helmholtz gave to his wife); another issue has the reverse.8vo, pp. 43, 1 leaf (contents and imprint), 1 leaf (blank), engraved plate with three figures from original drawings by Helmholtz. Old stamp of Dr. Nadoll(?) of Zürich in upper corner of title, some spotting especially on the title-page. Original yellow printed wrappers (slightly dust soiled, spine torn), uncut.

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        View of the Great Exhibition

      London: Published by Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22 Ludgate Hill, & Simpkin Marshall & Co. Stationers Hall Court, 1851. Hand coloured lithograph highlighted in gum arabic. Mounted on card as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some discolouration in the margins. Image size: 11 x 14 3/4 inches. This wonderful image of classical statues, was included in Day & Son's rare folio of lithographs illustrating the wonders of the Great Exhibition. This is a lovely image from a rare suite of lithographs by Day & Son entitled Recollections of the Great Exhibition of 1851 , published in London in the same year. This remarkable text is comprised of twenty-five hand coloured lithographs illustrating the various rooms and exhibits of the Great Exhibition. The works are lithographed by Day & Son after images by John Absolon, W. Goodall, C. T. Dolby, H. C. Pidgeon, Michael, and Wilson. This wonderful image depicts a room of classical statues in the Great Exhibition. The Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was the first truly international event of its kind, was prompted by the success of the French Industrial Exposition of 1844. The idea was initially ignored by the British Government, but under the enthusiastic patronage of Prince Albert, plans for the exhibition went ahead. Albert was keen that the 'Exhibition of All Nations' should be self-financing: Parliament still remained unconvinced. A fund of 230,000 pounds was raised and a board of Commissioners set up. The declared aims of the exhibition were to celebrate human progress in the form of manufacture, invention and good design, and to promote cooperation between nations. The size of the exhibition space was fixed at 700,000 square feet, and the government was persuaded to treat the Crystal Palace as a bonded warehouse so that no import duties were payable on goods imported for the exhibition. As it happened, and despite government skepticism, the event was a huge success, both nationally and internationally, and received over 6,000,000 visitors. The exhibition ranged in scope from ornamental furniture and modern machinery to an elaborate tent from Tunis. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860 , no. 246.

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        JAPAN & COREA. An Engraved Map.

      London n.d. c.1851, London Printing & Publishing Co. Broad. side map, 10.5 x 14.15 inches, hand colored outline, with 3. cartouches. Illus. by H. Warren, engraved by J. H. Kernot.. EXCELLENT AREA MAP FROM THE TALLIS ATLAS The three cartouches are of Yedo, a hill top scene overlook- ing the river & communities, with castle in background.State Barge in lower right with many flags, an elaborate "Junk."In the lower left are three Coreans, one holds an umbrella,each with the traditional horse hair hat. The map has cities and towns named, with mountains, rivers, bays noted.Nicely done. See: Tooley's Dicionary of Maps, S. 528. John Rapkin drew and engraved maps for Tallis 1841-1851. A color scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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