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        Tableau De L'Univers

      Martial Ardant Freres, Limoges and Paris 1852 - Ta bleau DeL'Univers. By E. Cortambert. Published by Martial Ardant Freres. in 1852. French language. A First Edition. Size: 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches or 11 x 18.5 cms. Page number: 249. Hardcover. Blue embossed boards, once gilded. The contents include 'A Glance at the Universe'- the sun, planets, satellites, comets and the earth in relation to these celestial objects. Then the physical geography of the earth , its peoples and population, Europe and France in particular, and then Asia, Africa , America and Oceania. There are two engraved images; one showing the peoples of Africa (Egyptian, Senegalese, Cogolese, Monomotapian) , the other showing the peoples of Asia (Chinese, Mongolian, Kamtschatkan and Siberian). Condition: Very Good. The boards are worn and the corners bumped. The binding remains tight however. The gilding has worn off the front of the book but remains reasonably bright on the back. The pages within are a little browned at the edges but clean and un-thumbed. The tissue that covers the first image has been a little cut. There is no tissue covering the second. There is no Jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northwood, or, Life North And South: Showing the True Character of Both

      H. Long & Brother, New York 1852 - In excellent condition for the vintage, with some professional repairs. ¿Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788-1879) released her first version of this novel in 1827, and it was embraced as one of the first novels depicting slavery in the U.S. After working a number of years as an editor, she released this new illustrated edition in 1852. Hale is best known as the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb," and her work to establish Thanksgiving as an American holiday. Even so, it could be argued that her most influential work was her 40 years as the editor of the notable "Godey's Lady's Book," a journal that profoundly shaped trends in taste, fashion and design in the 19th century. Covers have elaborate blind tooling on front and back, gilt on spine. Book has been professionally rebacked, preserving original spine piece. Hinges of book were professionally reinforced. Binding is secure and firm. Brown cloth over boards is bubbling in places, with lightly bumped corners and minimal rubbing or staining. Inside pages are free of marginalia and underlining. Front fly page has owner's info in pencil. Pastedowns and feps have moderate smudges and foxing. Scattered light foxing throughout, with a little more on a couple pages, mostly in margins. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. 408 pages. 5 x 7.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Far off; or, Asia and Australia described : with anecdotes and numerous illustrations / by the author of The peep of day, &c. &c.

      London : T. Hatchard 1852 - Physical description; xvi, 316, 36 p. : ill., map (folded) ; 18 cm. Printer statement on t.p. verso. Impression; Sixth thousand. Publisher's catalog, dated June, 1854 on 36 p. at end. Subjects; Asia - Description and travel. Australia - Description and travel. New endpapers. Good to very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 316 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston & New York: C.C.Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, 1852. Volume I only, large octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey (on india paper mounted, the mount backed onto thin card, 48 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son (1-12 on thick paper backed onto thin card, 13-24 on thick paper (as usual); 25-48 on india paper mounted onto thin card), numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Contemporary black half morocco over purple cloth-covered boards, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments An extraordinary, possibly unique copy of the first volume from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese): here with the plates on India paper and mounted to card. The 48 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberries. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp. The extraordinary feature of the present selection is that it includes plates presented in three forms: two of which are different from the usually encountered plates. The first 12 and the final 24 plates are all in an unusual form, printed on India paper and mounted. The Oak Spring set included a supplementary volume that sounds similar, described as "28 leaves of proofs of 29 of the plates, 27 of them printed on India paper, then mounted on heavier paper". The reason for the plates printed in this fashion is not clear, but a possible explanation is that this volume represents an early trial in the printing of the plates. The images are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates, although there is also a New York edition that is considered complete with only 48 plates. Cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61.

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        Historisch-topographische Nachrichten über Leoben und die Umgegend, besonders in Bezug auf die Montan-Industrie.

      Graz, A. Leykam‘s Erben, 1852 (Umschlag: 1851). 8°. Mit 4 (1 gefalt.) lithogr. Tafeln. 2 Bll., 93 (1) S., 2 Bll., (Orig.-?)HLwd. d. Zt. m. mont. illustr. lithogr. OUmschlag. Erstausgabe. - „Ich habe schon im Jahre 1824 die Geschichte der Stadt Leoben [...] datenmäßig dargestellt [...]. Da sich dieses Geschichtwerk zu Leoben noch in vielen Händen befindet, so bedarf es nur der Fortsetzung seit 1824. Ich habe nun [...] diese Geschichte nicht nur mit den wichtigsten Ereignissen bis 1850 ergänzt, sondern, da die Stadt und Umgebung seitdem mit den bedeutendsten technischen Werken und Bergbauen bereichert wurden [...], so habe ich diese in wenig Jahren erfolgten Fortschritte der Montanindustrie mit den verläßlichsten Daten auszustatten Gelegenheit gefunden [...]“ (Vorrede). - Enth. die vier Ansichten „Der Stadtplatz in Leoben“, „Das Hufeisenkreuz“, „Ansicht der unteren Mittergasse in Leoben“ u. (gefalt.) „Das Burgfriedsthor von Göss“. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Vorderdeckel u. Titel gestempelt. Vorderes Innengelenk gelockert. Die erste Tafel knapp beschnitten (Bildunterschrift etw. angeschnitten), eine Tafel aufgezogen u. die gefalt. Tafel im unteren Rand hinterlegt. Durchg. unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Nebehay/W., 2. Nachtrag 1061; Schlossar 181; Stmk. LB, Kat. d. Styriaca 68. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Graf, Historisch-topographische Nachrichten über Leoben und die Umgegend, besonders in Bezug auf die Montan-Industrie, Montanistik, Bergbau, Eisenwesen

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        Tales of Mystery, Imagination, & Humour; and Poems

      Henry Vizetelly, 1852. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1852. 252 pages. No dust jacket. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Severely hinge cracked with detached shell and loose pages. Noticeable soiling, foxing, tanning and handling marks with faint pencil marking and inscription of previous owners name at front pages. Intermittent dog-eared corners with chipping along page edges. Contains B&W illustrations. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with splitting along edges and missing piece at top. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. Noticeable tearing and erosion to marbled covering.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        [MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, AND PLATS OF THE SQUARES AND LOTS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. PRINTED IN PURSUANCE OF A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES]

      [Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down. Binding rubbed and worn. Old stain throughout. Folding maps with tears repaired on versos, with no loss. One plat map leaf (number 24) torn with a small amount of loss; a closed tear in another leaf with no loss. An occasional light fox mark. Good. Lacks the titlepage. An remarkable cartographic study of Washington, D.C. in the decade before the Civil War. The folding maps show, respectively, the "Territory of Columbia"; "Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia...," a very detailed rendering of the streets and blocks designated by number, with "Observations explanatory of the Plan" and a long note regarding the "Breadth of the Streets"; and a larger, even more detailed map of the city with a list of special attractions referenced on the map. This map was engraved by W.J. Stone, and is based on Andrew Ellicott's earlier map of the District. The 159 numbered leaves of the book, printed on the rectos only and interleaved with blank leaves, correspond to the number squares on this large "key" map. The plat maps show "zoom views" of the various blocks, and the division of lots within them, each leaf generally illustrating four to six "squares." Laid into this copy is a later street directory of Washington, extracted from another work. A handsome plat atlas of Washington, D.C. PHILLIPS ATLASES, p.266.

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        Map of the City of New York 1852

      D.T. Valentine, 1852. unbound. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 15 1/2" x 20 3/4". This beautiful map of New York City was issued in the 1852 edition of Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of New York and features fire districts. The map essentially divides Manhattan into two sections to fit on a single sheet. The lower map extends from the Battery to 57th Street while the upper map extends north from 57th 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 and corporation and private piers are labeled. 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. The proposed area for Central Park is shown. This edition of the map was lithographed by G. Hayward and issued in the 1852 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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        Historia de la Antigua o Baja California [and] Relacion Historica de la Vida del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra.

      Juan Navarro, Mejico 1852 - Large 8vo., title page, [vi], 252, + 3 leaves appendix for both volumes; there are two title pages. Text printed in double columns. (Howes; Cowan, et al.) This book occasionally appears by itself, at other times with the Vida de Serra included, as in our copy: no priority has been established. In fact, in the introduction by the publisher to the Serra biography, they state that the inclusion of this work, despite it's pious framework, was to complete this history of the Californias, both Lower and Upper. Clavijero (1731 - 87) was expelled from his native land, along with the rest of the Jesuits, in 1767. He settled in Italy, to which is due both of his works, the History of Mexico and this one, to be published first in Italian in Italy, posthumously in 1789 in four volumes. There is still some dispute whether he wrote in Italian or Spanish. His history of Mexico is considered one of the best of the early histories of the subject, fully recognizing the values of the early pre-Conquest civilizations. His history of Baja California contains passages relating to the foundation of the mission at San Francisco, as well as material on Kino, Uriarte, Consag and Salvatierra -- all Jesuit confreres working in those harsh lands of Baja California and the Pimeria, today Arizona. The Palou volume is of course essential reading for the early history of Northern California. This is the second edition of the Vida of Serra. Contemporary Mexican binding, 1/4 leather over orange pebbled boards, some wear to boards but very nice copy, text free of staining and foxing; leather spine with gilt title material and fleurons. On front paste-down is a Mexico City bookseller's ticket: "Se vende en la alacena de Pedro Castro, portal de Mercaderes entrada de la calle de Plateros." Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description of a Skeleton of] The Mastodon Giganteus of North America

      Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1852 - Quarto, 10.25 x 13.25 inches. Original red cloth, with gilt image of the mastodon embossed on front. First edition. Top edges gilt. PAGINATION: two front free endpapers; tipped in frontispiece; tipped in ornate title page with engraved color vignette; pp. [i]-viii, comprising a shorter title page, dedication page, "Prefatory Remarks" & table of contents; pp. 1-219; plates II to XXVI, most of them with a tipped in typed copy of the relevant author's note from the "Explanation of Vignette and Plates" which concludes the main text; & finally a large (28 x 20 inches) printed engraving of the entire skeleton. The second front free endpaper has the ownership stamp of the Florida Geologic Survey above the ornate handwritten presentation inscription: "Library of Harv. [crossed out] Nat. Hist. Society from The Author". Tipped onto this page is a long typed description dated 1941 "Copied by Herman Gunter while in New York from a placard exhibited with the Warren Mastodon mount". Each of the plates is stamped "Harvard Nat. Hist. Society Library". CONDITION: Spine cloth & cover corners are new, with title & author in gilt. Main text pages are free of foxing, but prelims & plates show light to moderate foxing. One plate lacking, & the fragile fold-out plate has unfortunately been "repaired" along the folds with an early kind of cellophane tape that turned brown. Minor shelf wear to top & bottom of covers. Good to VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

      New York: Published by the Author. For Sale by Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau St., 1852. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second edition. Appears to include 174 of the 181 plates called for. Professionally rebacked with original backstrips laid down, nearly invisibly, though new endpapers were added which are obviously newer paper stock. Minor damage still evident to spines, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. lviii, 720; vii, 584; 592 pp. 8vo. Full leather, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules. Includes numerous color plates, including a fold-out frontispiece in volume 2. We found no complete sets offered in the trade or at auction. Hoolihan 245: 'The first edition of Beach's three-volume American practice of medicine was published in New York in 1833, and the second in 1836... These three volumes are illustrated with 181 hand-colored lithographic plates and numerous wood engravings in-text. The utility of chromatic illustrations of pathological conditions doubtless came to Beach during his medical tour of Europe in 1848-49. Excepting the botanical plates in volume three, the numerous colored lithographs constitute a kind of poor man's Cruveilhier, whose pathological specimens at the Museum Dupuytren in Paris Beach notes in the introduction (I:xxxiv), and whose atlas he must have known. The surgical volume contains the greatest number of wood engravings, many of which are crudely copied from the surgical texts of such authors as Astley Cooper and Robert Liston.'

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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards, 1852. Third European edition, first state. 563pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Full black leather with decorative blind stamping to boards. Title gilt on backstrip. Near fine. Minor and discreet repair to head of backstrip. There is a short closed tear to the rose colored front endsheet that has been mended with Japanese tissue. A very nice copy. This edition of the Book of Mormon is significant because the stereotype plates were used for all subsequent printings until the 1879 edition. Crawley 688. Flake/Draper 601

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        Recherches bibliographiques et critiques sur les éditions originales des cinq livres du roman satirique de Rabelais et sur les différences de texte qui se font remarquer particulièrement dans le premier livre du Pantagruel et dans le Gargantua

      L. Potier 1852 - - L. Potier, Paris 1852, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. binding en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, enacrdement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, binding légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Reichenbach im Voigtlande".

      - kol. Lithographie v. Fleischmann b. Haun, dat. 1852, 24,5 x 43 Seltenes Blatt! Blick von einer Anhöhe auf den Ort.

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        Tiermedizin-Veterinärwesen: Sammelband mit 7 Schriften.

       Interessanter Sammelband mit 7 alten Schriften zwischen 1852 - 1878: Enthalten sind: Krane, Freiherr von: \" Die Beurtheilung des Pferdes beim Ankauf \" mit 47 Seiten und 10 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen, Brunn, Münster, 1859 / Pflug, Dr.J.G. \" Die künstliche Blutleere bei Operationen \" ( Vorträge für Thierärzte, I.Serie, Heft 1 ) mit 35 Seiten und zusammen 3 Holzstich-Illustrationen, Dege, Leipzig, 1878 / Fuchs, C.J. \" Grundzüge der Allgemeinen Thierärztlichen Heilungslehre als Leitfaden beim Schul- und Selbst-Untericht \" mit VI, 108 Seiten, Enke, Erlangen, 1852 / Busse, L. (Hrg.) \" Memorabilien der Veterinair-Medizin in Russland. Herausgegeben von dem Vereine der praktischen Thierärzte in St.Petersburg. Erste Jahreslieferung für das Jahr 1853 + zweite Jahreslieferung für das Jahr 1854 mit 92 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter + 104 Seiten, Ettinger, St.Petersburg, 1855-1857 / Falke, Dr. J.E.L. \" Der Milzbrand und die Hundswuth sind Typhen und durch die Impfung tilgbar \" mit VIII, 59 Seiten, Mauke, Jena, 1861 / Jahresbericht der Central-Thierarznei-Schule in München, 1876 - 1877 mit VI, 119 Seiten, Vogel, Leipzig, 1878. Zusammen in Bibliothekshalbleinen mit Rückenschild \" Broschüren \", 8°. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Reste eines Bibliotheksschildchens auf dem Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, aus Vorsatz vorn handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis von alter Hand. Seiten teils gebräunt, einige Seiten etwas fleckig bzw. leicht stockfleckig, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen. - selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Tierarzt, Tierärzte, Tierarznei, Tiermedizin, Veterinärwesen, Milzbrand, Tollwut

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        Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending 1851. (with Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report . 1851)

      Washington: Robert Armstrong, Printer, 1852 - first edition, 2 volumes, Annual Report . 559, [1], v (index), [1], [1] (errata) pp.; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, SED 3 + Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report . [2] (list of plates), 58 folding maps and charts; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, HED 26; both volumes need recasing or rebinding, text volume has occasional age staining but well sewn and entirely readable, atlas volume has general age toning with corner damp stain hitting early maps, some maps have short margin tears with no loss, several worn at folds with minor loss and a few broken in half. Photos available upon request.

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route through the Rocky Mountains (2 Volumes)

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia 1852 - Two volumes, with the second containing only the two folding maps. The map volume has less wear, with dark green cloth and a partial sticker removal on the spine. Both large maps are in very good condition with light soil on backs. Volume 1 has green blind embossed boards with a gilt imprint. Fading of cloth, sunning on spine, rubbed corners and edges with spine ends worn off, and light soil. Soil on edges. One signature pulling, spine shaken. Light foxing on some pages. Collated complete with 59 hand-tinted plates including folding views and a folding map. The plates contain many views of Utah topographic features and Mormon settlements along with reptiles, plants, and fossils. The rear pastedown endpaper is inscribed, upside down, "Mrs. Campbell with Compliments of Col. Abert." At the time of publication Colonel John James Abert was the head of the Corps of Topographical Engineers conducting the surveys in the West. Volume 2 maps: 1. Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah, and 2. Map of a Reconnaisance between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and the Great Salt Lake in the Territory of Utah. These maps, drawn by Lieutenant Gunnison and Charles Pruess, established many official place names in the region surveyed. Wagner-Camp 219: 1. Howes S 884. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 487 pp; Signed by Associated [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued)" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 1-17)

      Royal Society of London, London 1852 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        LINES OF MAGNETIC FORCE & MAGNETO-ELECTRIC CURRENT: "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Tweny-Ninth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 25-56, 137-159)

      Royal Society of London, London 1852 - 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), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 463-562)

      Royal Society of London, London 1852 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        On the Air Engine" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 65-82)

      Royal Society of London, London 1852 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued)" (pp. 1-17); Edward Frankland's "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 417-444)

      Royal Society of London, London 1852 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        "On the Air Engine" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp 65-82)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued)" (pp. 1-17); Edward Frankland's "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 417-444)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 463-562)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued)" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 1-17)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        LINES OF MAGNETIC FORCE & MAGNETO-ELECTRIC CURRENT: "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Tweny-Ninth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 142 for the Year 1852 Part I & II, pp. 25-56, 137-159)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1852. 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), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); Charles Wheatstone's "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: "On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals" (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). viii, [1]-659, [1], 14 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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        Jules Gailhabaud s Denkmäler der Baukunst. Band 1-4. Bd. 1: Denkmäler aus alter Zeit. Bd. 2: Denkmäler des Mittelalters. 1.-5. Abt. Bd. 3: Denkmäler des Mittelalters. 6. Abt. Bd. 4: Denkmäler der neueren Zeit. [4 Bd.].

      Meissner Hamburg / Richter Leipzig, 1852 - unpaginiert S. Einige Seiten papierbedingt braunfleckig u. vergilbt. Guter Zustand Mit zahlr. Abb. Bibl-Ex. Buchrücken mit kleinen Einrissen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Far off; or, Asia and Australia described : with anecdotes and numerous illustrations / by the author of "The peep of day," &c. &c

      London : T. Hatchard, 1852, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. New endpapers. Good to very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; Physical description; xvi, 316, 36 p. : ill., map (folded) ; 18 cm. Printer statement on t.p. verso. Impression; Sixth thousand. Publisher's catalog, dated June, 1854 on 36 p. at end. Subjects; Asia - Description and travel. Australia - Description and travel. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 223937.

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        SHINTEI CHIKYUU BANKOKU HOOZU: NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

      Edo 1852, Toryoh. Yellow stiff covers, symbol key, inset of. four color globes, woodblock printed by hand on hand made. paper, opens to ca. 1 meter 31.5 x 80 cm., folds down to ca.. 17 x 27 cm., some folds mended, slight soil, toned. R A R E. A LARGE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED WORLD MAP This grand wall map is beautifully done, with Africa at the far left, the Americas to the right, Asia in the central area. Each country differently colored, profusion of place names in Kanji or Katakana. Equatorial line, longitude and latitude given, no Tropic of Cancer or Capricorn cited. The four inset globes show different hemispheres. * This map was issued concurrent with the arrival of Commodore Perry, and reflected the world at that time. A large color wall map, handsome and ready for framing and display. Japanese cartography lagged far behind Western cartographer's renditions of world maps. * Receiving their Western cartographic education via the Dutch in Deshima Island in Nagasaki harbor, the Japanese world view was severely limited, their perspective was based on what the Dutch brought in terms of atlases, globes and maps. Most Japanese world maps lagged some one hundred or more years, this example is considered an "early world map" in Japanese terms. It was in Dutch interest to keep the Japanese aware of as little of the "modern & new worlds' as possible. Well executed, nicely drawn and colored. Always RARE. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: p.40, 1852.2. * T. Oda: THE WORLD IN JAPANESE MAPS UNTIL THE MID-19TH CENTURY, pp. 214-215, he illustrates this exact map with a full page color example. **** Color scans 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Recherches bibliographiques et critiques sur les éditions originales des cinq livres du roman satirique de Rabelais et sur les différences de texte qui se font remarquer particulièrement dans le premier livre du Pantagruel et dans le Gargantua

      Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin.binding en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, enacrdement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, binding légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré.Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets.Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard.Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. L. Potier Paris 1852 16,5x25cm relié

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        Nouvelle biographie générale depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, avec les renseignements bibliographiques et l'indication des sources à consulter, publié par MM. Firmin Didot Frères, sous la direction de M. le Dr. Hoefer.

      P. Firmin Didot Frères, 1852-1866. - 46 vol. in-8, rel. de l'époque demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, ornés d'un filet doré, titre, tomaison, fleurons dorés, plats marbrés assortis, tranches mouchetées, gardes marbrées, texte sur 2 colonnes. Bel exemplaire. Outre des notices biographiques minutieuses (plus de 50000), on trouve de très nombreuses informations bibliographiques. Sans doute avec l'ouvrage de Michaud, la meilleure biographie de cette époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GERAL-MILCO; OR THE NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN A BRAZILIAN VALLEY OF THE SIERRA-PARICIS ...

      New York: Charles B. Norton,. 1852. original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow endpapers.. Early owner's signature on front flyleaf. Cloth a bit sunned, lacks. front free endpaper, text block foxed and a bit soiled, one signature. slightly proud, still a very good copy. A nice copy of a very scarce. book. (#149515). First edition. "A hoax narrative of travel in the interior of South America, cunningly disguised as an authentic account ... Remarkably, Payne's account fooled both bibliographers and Inca scholars" (Howgego). The Inca empire discovered in Brazil by Payne and his companions is presented as a eutopia. The book's appendixes and a lengthy supplement describe a reformed calendar and provide detailed information on the social, political and military organization of the 3600 square mile Inca state. An early and important American utopian lost race novel. Reprinted in 1854 as RAMBLES IN BRAZIL: OR, A PEEP AT THE AZTECS, BY ONE WHO HAS SEEN THEM. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1758. Costes and Altairac, Les Teres Creuses 86. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narrative of Travel P-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 51. Teitler 959. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Lewis or Negley. Not in Wright, American Fiction 1851-1875. Sabin 59278.

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        SHINTEI KONYO RYAKU ZENZU: REVISED OUTLINE MAP OF THE WORLD.

      Edo 1852, Shibata. Yellow stiff covers, very good, woodblock. printed, color outline map, egg-shaped projection of the. world, Japanese text, sheet size: 1 meter 5.5 x 49 cm., map. size 75.5 x 49 cm., woodbock printed on hand-made paper.RARE. CONCURRENT WITH COMMODORE PERRY'S JAPAN VISIT This work was based on the Mercator projection, which was getting popular during this period in Japan. But the author chose the egg shape projection to illustrate the very new & then accurate view of the world to the Japanese. Carved in wood block by Takeguchi Teisai. This beautiful work is ready for framing and wall decoration. * This work is historically important since it was published the year that Commodore Perry of America arrived in Japan to open trade. The author states that "...Ancient maps show a continent called MEGARANI SHU but there is no actual place with that name, and if so then there would be six continents. * On the South Ocean there is no continent except for New Holland and New Guinea..." Some folds a bit tender, minor mended fold tears but otherwise clean, key to places, mountains, rivers, cities &c. * A handsome color example of Japanese woodcut and colored world cartography during the mid-19th century. World maps in Japan remained primitive due to the fact that they had little contact with the Western world until 1854. Contemporary Japanese maps remained influenced by the maps brought to Japan by the Dutch from 1600 onwards, and did not show much significant improvement when compared to contemporary Western maps. The Dutch were happy to keep the Japanese in the dark as to the true nature and latest discoveries in world cartography. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listed in G. Beans: LIST B, p.38, as 1852.4, * T. Oda: THE WORLD IN JAPANSE MAPS UNTIL THE MID-19TH CENTURY, p.212-213, as plate #95 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        La Normandie illustrée. Monuments, sites et costumes de la Seine-Inférieure, de l\'Eure, du Calvados, de l\'Orne et de la Manche. Dessinés d\'apres nature par F. BENOIST, et lithographies par les premiers artistes de Paris ; les costumes dessines et lithographies par H. LALAISSE... Texte par MM. Raymond BORDEAUX et Mlle Amelie BOSQUET, sous la direction de M. Andre POTTIER... pour la Haute-Normandie et MM. CHARMA, LE HERICHERN de LA SICOTIERE et TRAVERS, sous la direction de M. Georges MANCEL... pour la Basse-Normandie

      Nantes, Charpentier, 1852-1854. 6 Teile in 2 Bänden. 2 Bl., XXXIV S., 1 Bl., 108 S.; 1 Bl., 84 S.; 1 Bl., 29 S.; 3 Bl., 118 S.; 1 Bl., 48 S.; 1 Bl., 74 S. Mit 5 getönten lithograph. Titeln, 1 farbigen lithograph. Karte sowie 150 (teils auch farbigen) lithograph. Tafeln in Tondruck. Gr.-Fol., Grüne Orig.-Halblederbände mit reicher Vergoldung und Wappensupralibros als Mittelstück. Colas 294. Béraldi II, S. 38. Brunet I, 776. - Erste Ausgabe des vollständigen und seltenen Werkes. Die prachtvollen Lithographien zeigen Ansichten zahlreicher Orte, sowie Ansichten der wesentlichen Kirchen, Kathedralen und Schlösser sowie in Teil III 23 teilw. farb. Kostümdarstellungen und eine Prozession. - Einbände etwas berieben, Kanten und Gelenke gering beschabt. Nur vereinzelt unbedeutend stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Frankreich Normandie

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        JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE: Comprising the Narrative of a Captivity in Japan, & an A

      London 1852, Colburn. Green blind stamped cloth, 2 vol. set,. very good, spines a bit faded, head, tail bit worn, else a. clean & solid copy 334+286p., new & revised edition. R A R E. A Russian Navy captain's classic account of Japanese customs life and thoughts from information gathered after his capt- ure off the coast of Kamchatka while on a Russian Naval sur- veying expedition. While captive of the Japanese, he worked on a Russo-Japanese grammar and dictionary. The expedition began on the sloop "Diana" in the Kurile Islands around Hokkaido, visit to many Ainu villages, treachery of the Jap- anese, attack and the imprisonment of Golownin and his crew. Cruel treatment under the Japanese, the prison. They were held in "Chakodate" [Hakodate], audience with the Governor, teaching the Japanese Russian words, Japanese curiosity respecting Christianity, Obunyos or viceroys, Japanese taste for reading & books, attempt at escape and recapture. Caged in confinement, earthquake, corporal punishment, intoleran- ce of Christianity, prisoners begin to learn Japanese, rela- xation of laws, teaching of scientific knowledge to the Jap- anese, notes to Captain Rickor, climate and weather in Japan ultimate release back to "Diana" and the Japanese visitors on board. Then the work begins on the "Recollections of Jap- an & the Japanese." Herein Golownin disgorges all that he has observed & learned about Japan during his two year capt- ivity. An astute and intellectual man, this part of the work outlines Japan and the Japanese as he compiled his notes. Covers early history of Japan, discovery, Catholic mission- aries, national character, education & knowledge of the Jap- anese, language, geography, politeness, religion & religious customs, mythology, superstitions, aesthetical ideas, forms of worship, punishment of ecclesiastics, monks & nuns. Gov- ernment, laws, police, navigation, trade, civil and criminal justice, military affairs, laws and manners, privileges of nobility, military regulations, domestic slavery, marriage ceremony, court costume, female attire, music and dancing, theatrical representations. Productions: agriculture, manu- factures, fisheries, salt, cotton, silk, copper, iron, lead, hemp,tea, tobacco, horses, tin, pearl, fruits & vegetables, birds, wild animals, fish &c. Fine arts, foreign trade, cus- tom houses, coinage, paper currency, trade with Chinese and Dutch. Population, military force, infanticide, arms, unif- forms and soldier's pay, officers, construction of ships,the skill of Japanese sailors. Nations paying tribute to Japan & its colonies. Kurile, language and origin, religion, food, customs & domestic manners. While it is true that Capt. Gol- wnin was a captive, he and the crew were eventually allowed their freedom within limited areas of Japan, during which he carefully observed the Japanese and through interpreters, gained a mass of valuable knowledge, set down in this text. Western information on Japan during this time was limited, antiquated & highly protected by the Japanese. It is there- fore with much pomp and show, that after Golownin's return to Russia, he published this current text which was an imme- diate sensation throughout England & Europe. The good body of new information on Japan was welcomed and served as the next step in the link to the Western world's understanding Japan & the Japanese. Little else was written on Japan from the inside by a Westerner except from scant Dutch sources from 1800 through 1853. Perry and other Americans read with great interest this, the last of Golowin's works as the U.S. Expedition to Japan was being formed. Based on this "new and revised" edition the Americans now decided that this was the right time to act, and force Japan to open her hitherto clo- sed doors. The rest is history. Golownin's Narrative of a Captivity has been a classic, as is this later, revised edi- tion of that work, with a new name. Fascinating primary re- source, one of the most valuable works of the period on Jap- an by an actual inside observer. See Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA p.466. See Wildes: ALIENS IN THE EAST; Brinkley: A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE. Yanaga: JAPAN SINCE PERRY. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        9 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Krakau, Schevening u. Wien, 1852-1860 bzw. o. J. Zus. 20 S., Kl.-8° u. 8°. Gräfin Potocka „gehörte zum engen Kreis der Mitarbeiter der Ztg. ‚Czas‘. 1860-63 stellte sie zwischen den Krakauer Konservativen, welche sie im Kampf um die galiz. Autonomie tatkräftig unterstützte und dem Zentrum der poln. Emigration im Hotel Lambert in Paris sowie zu den offiziellen französ. Kreisen wichtige Kontakte her. Sie wirkte verdienstvoll als Präs. des Towarzystwa Dobroczynnosci (Wohltätige Ges.) in Krakau (Krakow) und war eine bekannte Kunstsammlerin“ (ÖBL). Es wurde gemunkelt, Potocka sei eine Urenkelin von Katharina der Großen. Der letzte zu Lebzeiten Chopins veröffentlichte Walzer war der polnischen Gräfin gewidmet. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein vierseitiger eigenh. Brief (Entwurf bzw. Abschrift?) m. Unterschrift Mislins an die Gräfin. - ÖBL VIII, 228f. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Polen, Mislin, Branicka, Potocka, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        MEYER\'S UNIVERSUM or VIEWS of the most remarkable Places and Objects of all Countries, in Steel Engravings by distinguished Artists, with descriptive and historical Text, eminent Writers in Europe and America.

      New -York, Herrmann J. Meyer, 1852, 1853. Vol. I. and Vol II. in one book. Engraved title, title, list of Illustrations, 294 pp. 4Bl. mit 48 Tafeln (mit Seidenhemdchen / 48 engravings, each with soft tissue); engraved title, list of illustrations, 226pp, 3 bl., 48 engravings. 19x28cm (landscape format / Querformat), original leather, rich ornamented with golden illuminations on cover, lettering on spine, marbled endpapers and gilt cut (all-around golden edges). ZUSTAND: Goldgeprägtes Orig.-Leder, mit reicher, goldener Einbandverzierung, goldenem Rückentitel, Stehkantenvergoldung, marmorierten Vorsätzen und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Schöne Ansichten im Querformat: Erster Band / First Volume: Niagara Falls, The Tower of London, Hohenasberg, Fingals Cave, Lonon Exchange, Ostantine in Africa, St. Cloud, New York Bay, Walhalla, Richmond Park, Baalbec, Constantinople, Strassburgh, Tell\'s chapel /Switzerland, Palace of the Legend of Honour / Paris, Etawah in Bengal, Notr Dame in Paris, School of Plato in Byrthinia, Hudson River, Calcutta, Segovia / Spain, Valley of Chamouni, Civita Castellana in Italy, Illock in Hungary, Brmen, Obelisk of Luxor, Saragota Lake, Rousseau\'s Hermitage at Montmorency, Washington\'s house / Mount Vernon, Erlangen in Bavaria, Cape Horn, Opera House in Paris (Masked Ball), The Bosphorus, Desert-Rock, Giralda /Sevilla, Teheran, Waschington\'s tomb, Mount Etna, Brescia / Italy, Birmingham / England, Liege and Seraing / Belgium, Lake George, Alcazar / Cordova, Benevento / Italy, Wallstreet, N.Y., Napoleon Column / Paris, Cumae in the \"Campagna Felice\" in Italy, General Post Office - Washington. Engravings of VOL: II.: CONDITION: Edges slightly rubbed - very fine and rare copy / ZUSTAND: Einband gering berieben, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Graphiken, Graphik, Stadtansichten, Landschaften, Landschaftsansichten, engravings, nineteenth century, Radierung, Radierungen, alte Stiche, Nordamerikanische Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOSEPH SIRE TO PIERRE CHOUTEAU, REGARDING COMPETITION IN THE FUR TRADE]

      St. Louis, 1852. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Docketed on verso. Old fold lines. Very minor soiling. Near fine. Manuscript letter written in French, from Joseph Sire, Pierre Chouteau's agent in St. Louis, enclosing returns (not present) from his agents in the field, and commenting on the low volume of furs being brought in by competitors as well as by Honore Picotte, Chouteau's agent in Fort Pierre. Sire started out in the fur trade as a river boat captain on the Missouri River. He had been with the Chouteau firm - a massive fur trading outfit, originally based in St. Louis - since the 1830s and was married to Pierre Chouteau's cousin. In the letter he mentions that he and John B. Sarpy, another partner and family member by marriage, would be willing to withdraw from the company; they were both getting older at this time, and both would die within the next six years, Sire in 1854. A partial translation reads: "It would seem that our opponents must be doing a very weak trade...I cannot comprehend how, if Picotte has made only 900 packs in the district of Fort Pierre he will collect a total of 4000 packs, and our opponents only 1500....I don't count on more than 75 to 80,000 [buffalo] robes against 93,000 last year....I would very much like to count on the [balance sheet] of CM&S [Chouteau, Merle & Sanford) provided that it be correct. Sarpy and I count on quickly receiving a definitive answer concerning our interest in New York....We consent to withdraw, but we would very much want to know exactly what the time of our discontinuation is...." Though Chouteau spoke and wrote English, his first language was French and he preferred to do all of his correspondence in French. Chouteau, Merle & Sanford, mentioned in Sire's letter, was another of Chouteau's many companies, in partnership with John F.A. Sanford, his son-in-law. Sanford's sister, Irene Sanford Emerson, was the wife of Dr. John Emerson, owner of the slave, Dred Scott; upon Emerson's death, Sanford became the defendant in that landmark case.

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        VIEW OF THE CONFLAGRATION OF MARYSVILLE ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 30th 1851. THREE ENTIRE SQUARES CONSUMED - LOSS ESTIMATED $500,000 [caption title]

      Marysville, Ca., 1852. Light edgewear, with two small chips in the left edge. Near fine. A striking view of the terrible fire that devastated Marysville, California in late summer, 1851. Fires ransacked many California cities in the 1850s. Marysville was only founded in 1850, but grew quickly as a town on the way to the northern gold fields from San Francisco and Sacramento. The fire that struck on August 30, 1851 destroyed most of the wooden structures in the town. The image shows Marysville engulfed in flames that shoot up at menacing angles, and dark plumes of smoke swirl through the sky. The foreground shows dozens of people watching helplessly, and also depicts the formation of a bucket brigade. According to Baird, this letter sheet was produced before April 24, 1852, and is a reworking of the view of Marysville from two sheets published by Marysville bookseller, R.A. Eddy in 1851 (see Baird 280 and 280a). The lithograph was produced by the San Francisco firm of Justh, Quirot & Company, who also produced other letter sheets and maps for Eddy. Baird located only four copies of this scarce and compelling image.

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic.], Missouri, and Nebraska ... Accompanied with a large and minute Map

      New York: published by J.H. Colton, 1852. 89pp. plus 18pp. catalogue of maps, etc., published by Colton. Large folding map: Smith, J. Calvin: "Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa, Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads." New York: J.H. Colton, 1852. Full period colour, 21 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. (Front free endpaper glued down to the front pastedown, small abrasion on the title). Publisher's green cloth covers, upper cover pictorially stamped in gilt, the lower cover repeating the design in blind. Colton's Western Tourist, complete with the folding map. This 1852 edition not recorded by Howes. The map depicts the region as far west as the Missouri river. Howes S615; Ristow, p.316.

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        Le Rhin de Bale a Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhénan, les vallées de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald;.

      Baedeker, Coblenz, 1852 - 2. édition entièrement refondue. Coblenz, Baedeker 1852. Titel, 2 nn. Bl., XXIV, 258 S. Avec 15 vues, 1 carte géographique et les plans des villes de Strasbourg, Francfort, Mayence, Coblence, Bonn, Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle et Dusseldorf, et du jardin de Schwetzingen. Illustr. O(Biedermeier-)Ppbd. (ger. bestoßen; VDeckel mit Vignette: Zu haben in der Buchhandlung J. Wittmann in Bonn). Hinrichsen F 3.- Seltene frühe französische Ausgabe, deren Text auf der 7. Auflage von Baedeker's Rheinreise beruht.- Titelblatt mit Spuren von gelöschtem Stempel; hinterer Innendeckel mit entferntem Exlibris, sonst, von minimalen Stockfleckchen abgesehen, sauber erhalten. Sprache: fra (ger. bestoßen; VDeckel mit Vignette: Zu haben in der Buchhandlung J. Wittmann in Bonn). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Franklin Pierce

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1852 - FIRST EDITION. AN ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE GREATEST INTEREST, inscribed and signed by the subject of the book, President-elect Franklin Pierce, lifelong friend of the author. Pierce has inscribed the book to the Ohio newspaper publisher Washington McLean: &#147;For Washington McLean from Frank. Pierce Concord N.H. Feby. 5. 1853.&#148; Hawthorne and Pierce met at Bowdoin College and developed a close friendship. In 1846 Pierce played an important role in obtaining for Hawthorne the position of Surveyor of the Custom House is Salem with a salary of $1200 per year. Six years later, Hawthorne wrote this Life of Franklin Pierce, the campaign biography which helped win Pierce the 1852 presidential election. After the election, Pierce made Hawthorne American Consul to the Port of Liverpool. This position allowed Hawthorne a substantial income and provided the inspiration for later works such as The Marble Faun, Our Old Home, and the Italian and English Notebooks. In 1863 Hawthorne dedicated his Our Old Home to Pierce. His publisher and others warned Hawthorne against dedicating the work to Pierce, due to the strong public feelings against Pierce&#146;s faction of the Democratic Party, which was viewed as pro-slavery. Insisting upon the dedication, Hawthorne wrote: &#147;I find that it would be a piece of poltroonery in me to withdraw either the dedication or the dedicatory letter. My long and intimate personal relations with Pierce render the dedication altogether proper, especially as regards the book and if he is so exceedingly unpopular that his name ought to sink the volume, there is so much more the need that an old friend stand by him.&#148; The following year Hawthorne took ill, and he prepared for his death taking a final journey to the lakes of New Hampshire with his beloved companion Pierce. On May 18, 1864, Hawthorne died alone with his old friend Franklin Pierce. Association copies of such personal interest linking great American political and literary figures are rarely encountered. Original brown cloth. Front free endpaper excised, else in fine condition. The great Stephen Wakeman, Carroll Wilson, and Parkman Dexter Howe collections all had copies of this title inscribed by Hawthorne, but none included a copy inscribed by Pierce. No other examples appear in the auction records of the past fifty years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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