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      Havana, 1852. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Scattered foxing; occasional contemporary ink and pencil graffiti and notes on plates and text leaves. Overall very good. One of the most important works of costumbrismo in Latin America, and the first collection of its kind in Cuba, with contributions from several notable Cuban writers, and illustrated by Victor Patricio de Landaluze. In the early 1800s a large number of authors and artists in Spain participated in the costumbrismo movement, an important precursor to later 19th-century realism that generally involved written or pictorial sketches of a particular country's or region's social "types," customs, and manners. By 1830 the movement had spread to Cuba, among both native authors and Spanish artists traveling abroad. In the latter category was Victor Patricio de Landaluze (1828-89), the illustrator of the present volume, who eventually settled in Cuba and founded the satirical newspaper, DON JUNÍPERO. LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS... features twenty of Landaluze's illustrations of Cuban types ("La coqueta," "El tabaquero," "El litigante," etc.), engraved on plates by Jose Robles, and includes numerous in-text woodcut illustrations by Robles. The chalk-style lithographic frontispiece view, presumably by Landaluze, depicts a crowd viewing "TIPOS CUBANOS" in a peepshow box at an outdoor gathering. A total of thirty-eight types are described in the volume, often in a combination of prose, dialogue, and verse, by a variety of Cuban costumbre writers, most notably José Victoriano Betancourt, Manuel Costales, Manuel Zequeira, and José María de Cárdenas y Rodriguez. In her "Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo," Roberta Day Corbitt discusses Cárdenas at length, noting the "humorous irony of Cervantes" in his costumbre satire. Corbitt also cites Cuban biographer Francisco Calcagno, who states that between Cárdenas and writer Anselmo Suárez, "the two have made the most complete and finished picture of the physical and moral condition of a country which was ever traced by the pen of any writer" (Corbitt, p.43). A significant and surprisingly rare volume, with no copies listed on OCLC.

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      Nashville, 1852. Later three-quarter black morocco and cloth, spines gilt. Corners lightly worn. Ownership inscription on verso of each frontispiece, bookplate on rear pastedowns. First volume with ink stamp on pastedown and titlepage. Lightly foxed. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. A very rare complete set of this interesting and important Tennessee periodical, containing all twelve articles entitled "Early History of the Southwest," which constitute the main interest of the magazine for modern readers. After the magazine ceased publication with the December 1852 issue, the editors followed their intention stated in their last editorial and gathered all of the narratives into a book issued in January 1853 entitled INDIAN BATTLES, MURDERS, SEIGES [sic] AND FORAYS IN THE SOUTH-WEST. "...This was a collection of narratives by various authors. These had appeared separately as articles in the SOUTH WESTERN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, printed in Nashville during the years 1851-52. The magazines are considered frontier periodicals of extreme rarity - the 1853 all but unobtainable. Apparently, few copies of the book were printed, judging from the very few times one finds records of its sale..." - Allen. The actual first appearances in print of all of the items in the book are the periodical versions. Articles include "Sketch of the Captivity of Col. Joseph Brown," "The Indian Massacres in the Vicinity of Bosley's Spring...," "Indian Murders around Nashville - Narrative of John Davis, Esq.," "Scalping of Thomas Everett and his two sisters, near Buchanan's Fort...," "Indian Battles and Murders - Narrative of General Hall," "Perils attending emigration from Virginia to the West...burning of Sigler's Fort. Narrative of John Carr," "The levy of men sent out from North Carolina...narrative of Mr. Samuel Blair," "Narrative of John Rains," "Massacre at Cavet's Station." Virtually all of the narratives describe Indian fights in Tennessee between the 1780s and the War of 1812. An important rarity of Indian warfare on the Old Southwest frontier. This set has a remarkably large number of plates; other sets we know of have far fewer. All seem to be remainders from New York publications used as illustrations without regard to text.

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        Trial of Wikoff, Vannoud, And Cavallari, For a Forced Marriage...

      1852. A Sensational Case of Kidnapping [Trial]. Wikoff, Henry [1813-1884], Principal Defendant. Vannoud, Louis, Defendant. Cavallari, Luigi, Defendant. Trial of Wikoff, Vannoud, And Cavallari, For a Forced Marriage Between Miss Gamble and One of the Accused. Before the High Court of Genoa, February 9-10, 1852. London: William Shoberl, 1852. 64 pp. Lithograph portrait frontispiece of Wikoff. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Moderate soiling, rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, foxing to a few laves, internally clean. $750. * Only edition. An account of one of the sensational trials of the early 1850s. Wikoff, or as he called himself, Chevalier Wikoff, was an American impresario, occasional European correspondent for the New York Herald and, possibly, a spy for Lord Palmerston. He was engaged to Jane Catherine Gamble, an English woman. Gamble changed her mind shortly before the wedding and fled to Genoa. Wikoff tracked her down and apparently tricked her into coming along with him to his apartment. Shortly afterwards Gamble filed a complaint of kidnapping that landed Wikoff in an Italian jail for 15 months. He was found guilty in an Italian court and forced to return her letters and "extorted promise of marriage." Ever enterprising, Wikoff responded to the negative publicity with a memoir entitled My Courtship and Its Consequences (1855), which became a best-seller. Copies of The Trial of Wikoff are scarce. OCLC locates 7 worldwide: 2 in the British Library and 5 in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Georgia, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania).

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        Constitucion Politica Reformada del Estado de Coahuila.

      1852. Saltillo, 1852. [Mexico]. [Coahuila, State of]. Constitucion Politica Reformada del Estado de Coahuila. Saltillo: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1852. 50 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary morocco, gilt spine, ornate gilt frames enclosing elaborate blind-stamped panels, gilt inside dentelles, moire satin-covered pastedowns and front free endpapers, gilt edges. Light rubbing to extremities, cracks between front free endpapers and text block, light toning to text, foxing in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy of a rare imprint. $1,500. * The third largest state in Mexico, Coahuila had a colorful political history. "Coahuila and Texas" was one of the constituent states of the newly independent United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution. (Texas seceded in 1835 to form the Republic of Texas.) In turn, Coahuila became a member of the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande in 1840. On February 19, 1856, Santiago Vidaurri annexed Coahuila to his state, Nuevo Leon, but it regained its separate status in 1868. Constitucion Politica Reformada was a proposed reform Constitution from 1852 that was never enacted. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at UT Austin); no copies located in North American law libraries.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated with numerous engravings throughout. In very good condition with some wear to the extremities. Previous owners names on the titles pages. Uncommon in the original cloth. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is divided into three broad categories, including 'National Delusions,' 'Peculiar Follies,' and 'Philosophical Delusions.' The author discusses and usually debunks a wide variety of subjects and events. These include economic bubbles like the tulip craze of Holland in 1637 or the Mississippi Company financial bubble of 1719; alchemy, which was of particular interest to individuals who wanted to create gold out of lesser-valued materials; the Crusades, also known as the Middle Ages mania; witch hunts, the persecution of thousands of innocent victims that arose from either supernatural ill fortune or neighbors with a score to settle; duels; the political and religious influence on beards; and several others. The impact of Mackay?'s work has been remarkably far-reaching, influencing such fields as popular psychology and the stock market— as noted by The New York Times, which urged: "Any investor who has not read Charles Mackay?'s "Tulipomania," from his classic Extraordinary Popular Delusions, first published in 1841, should grab this book for that exercise alone."

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        Royal Palaces and Hints for Other Improvements in the Metropolis with The Scraps on Lighting and Ventilating the House of Commons Put Together in April 1852

      Privately Printed, [London] - No date, but probably 1852. Large quarto red unlettered cloth stamped in blind. With 24 full-page plates and plans, many folding. With the Plan of Hyde Park and Part of the City of London, partially hand colored. This is a group of Trench's publications, in various sheet sizes and from various dates, starting in 1831 (with plates from an 1826 printing) and going through 1852, with reprints of his many letters on his proposals. Included are his proposals for improving the royal palaces, the House of Commons, embanking the north side of the Thames, lowering the Nelson Pillar in Trafalgar Square, altering the dome of the National Gallery, and many more. The plates are fine and clean, done in considerable detail, showing an architect's view of how London looked in the mid-nineteenth century and how it might be improved. A very good copy of a rare and unusual work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Papillons. Métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air.

      Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, 1852 - Première édition, 2 volumes grand in-8; T.I: [iv], 232p., [1p. Table]; T.II: [iv], 258p., [1p.]; 2 frontispices et 33 gravures coloriées (20 sur bois et 15 sur acier), plus quelques figures en noir pour l' "Entomologie des Dames". Reliure d'époque en demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, gardes marbrées. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges, sans rousseurs. Célèbre édition romantique illustrée de charmants personnages ailés. Vicaire VI, 246.

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        Op. 52]. A Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang) Symphonia Cantata, No. 1. Op. 52. [Piano-vocal score]

      J. Alfred Novello [PN 1025] [1852-1856], London - Probable First Edition, later issue. Rare. MWV A18. Not in Hoboken or Hirsch. WorldCat (8 copies, 4 in North America: University of Toronto; Yale University; Westminster Choir College; Stanford University (no distinctions among issues). Dated according to addresses in imprint: Novello's address at 24 Poultry Street was current from 1845 to May 1856; the New York address on Broadway was used from August 1852 and no later than 1859 (see Humphries & Smith p. 246). Novello's edition supposedly precedes Breitkopf & Härtel's (first advertised in June 1841), but the present copy does not. Not to be confused with Novello's regular piano- vocal score (PN 1869), which was reprinted many times and in high print runs."With the ‘Lobgesang’ Symphony, composed in 1840 and published as Symphony no.2 in 1841, Mendelssohn. produced a symphony extending into the realm of religious music. Also, by introducing texted elements into the work, he took up an equally daunting challenge, that of responding to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Mendelssohn's solution, as he explained to Klingemann, was to attempt a hybrid symphony-cantata: a three-movement, through-composed orchestral sinfonia attached to a nine-movement vocal cantata, with biblical texts celebrating mankind's progress from darkness to enlightenment (the agent of this process was the word of God, as disseminated by the Gutenberg Bible). Linking the symphony and cantata is a recurring motto-like intonation. initially announced by the trombones and then given verbal meaning in the cantata by the addition of the text ‘Alles was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn’." R. Larry Todd in Grove Music Online. Folio. Modern marbled boards. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-39 (instrumental no. 1, "Sinfonia," for piano four hands, with Primo to recto and Secondo to verso pages), 40-111 (piano-vocal score of no. 2, "Chor," to no.), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.Printed header to title: "Novello's Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Op. 52." Addresses to imprint: "69, Dean St. Soho, 24, Poultry. & 389, Broadway, New York." Price list above imprint: "Reduced Prices P.F. score 14s,- Separate Vocal parts 4[s]- Separate Orch. Strings 25[s], 6[d] Separate Orch. Wind 48[s],- Full score 42[s],-."Handstamp of Llanelly Public Library to head of title and p. 3; round embossed stamp, "Corporation of Llanelly Public Library," to outer margin of title, p. 57, and final page of music. Rehearsal letters and other markup in pencil to pp. 40-53 and 74-86, in two different hands.Slightly foxed; smudges to pp. 6-7; minor paper imperfection to pp. 107-108.A very good copy overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Washington, 1852. Quarto. Original green cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt on front board. Cloth stained, front hinge neatly repaired. Old stain along gutter of titlepage/frontispiece, else generally quite clean internally. Three of the maps with long, closed splits, but with no loss. "Chart of Sacramento River" laid in. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A presentation copy, inscribed on the titlepage: "For Hon. J.W. Denver of California, with the respects of the author." James William Denver (1817-92) was born in Virginia and served in the army during the Mexican War. He had a long and varied political career, serving as a member of the California State Senate in 1852-53, as California's Secretary of State of from 1853 to 1855, and then as a U.S. Congressman from California in 1855-57. In 1852 he engaged in a duel with newspaper editor Edward Gilbert, during which Denver killed Gilbert. Denver went on to serve as secretary and governor of Kansas Territory in 1857-58. It was while governor of Kansas Territory that land speculator William Larimer named the western Kansas town of "Denver" after him (the city would become capital of the state of Colorado). During the Civil War, Denver was a general in the Union Army. This copy also bears the small, early bookplate of Theodore D. Judah of Sacramento on the front pastedown. Though it was published only a little more than a decade before his death, this would seem to be the engineer, Theodore D. Judah (1826-63), who launched the Central Pacific Railroad and was the driving force behind the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. As chief engineer of the Central Pacific, he surveyed the route over the Sierra Nevada that that railroad would eventually take. He lobbied tirelessly in Washington, D.C. for funding for the Transcontinental Railroad, eventually bringing together the "Big Four" railroad barons who would make the project a reality. The "third edition, with additions," after the first of 1851. Ringgold, a U.S. Navy officer, undertook the survey of the area from the Farallones to Sacramento at the request of a group of prominent San Franciscans, and this guide was utilized extensively during the peak years of the emigration and gold rush. The frontispiece is a view of San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island. The other plates show smaller, similar views of other areas, generally two to a plate. This edition was issued the year after the first. A copy with a remarkable provenance.

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        Atlas illustre destine a l'enseignement del la geographie elementaire. 48 cartes par M.M. J.G. Barbie Du Bocage A. Vuillemin J.B. Charle V. Levasseur T. Duvotenay H. Dufour et F.E. George

      Maison Basset Guyot Freres Editeurs s.d. (1852), Paris - Dorso perduto copertina sciupata brevi annotazioni di antica mano al margine del frontespizio e di un paio di carte piccola bruciatura e strappo (1-2 cm) al margine delle ultime 7 carte ma senza fastidio al disegno (2) + 48 tavv. calcografiche p. - 330x254 mm

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        BWV 1058]. Concert en Sol mineur pour Le Clavecin avec accompagnement de Deux Violons, Viola et Basse. publie pour la premiere fois d'apres le manuscrit original par S.W. Dehn et F.A. Roitzsch. Pr. 2 Thlr. Partition 25 Ngr. Parties 1 Thlr. 5 Ngr. Oeuvres complettes Liv. 17. [Score].

      Bureau de Musique de C.F. Peters [PN 3410] [1852], Leipzig - First Edition. Schmieder 2, p. 769. Not in Hoboken. Krause 35. The present concerto is an arrangement of Bach's own violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041. The treaty of May 13, 1846, was a copyright agreement between Prussia and the United Kingdom.Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn (1799- 1858), based in Berlin, was one of the most influential music theoreticians and teachers of his time and one of the pioneers in the edition of early music. Folio. Modern half dark blue morocco with blue marbled boards and matching morocco label with titling gilt to upper. [1] (title), [i] (blank), 3 (editorial note in German and French by S. W. Dehn), 4-25, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; music engraved. Publisher's handstamp and blindstamp of Ewer & Co., London, to foot of title. Handstamp, "Vertrag vom 13. May 1846," to lower right corner of title.Uniformly browned and slightly foxed; upper inner corner and outer edge slightly dampstained; professional repairs to some leaves including title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut bestehend aus 9 Manuskripten, 7 Briefen und 8 Postkarten.

      - Kralik, Richard, Schriftsteller (1852-1934). 8 eigenh. Postkarten, 7 davon mit U., 7 eigenh. Briefe mit U., 8 Manuskripte, 3 Kuverts. Eine Postkarte undatiert, sonst Briefe und Postkarten von 9. X. 1913 bis 16. XI. 1919. Manuskripte undatiert. Verschiedene Formate. Zus. ca. 101 Seiten. - Adressiert an (und aus dem Nachlass von) Joseph Eberle, Redakteur bei der Reichspost und Herausgeber der katholischen Zeitschrift "Schönere Zukunft" 1884-1947). Manuskripte zur Veröffentlichung in der Reichspost, bei welcher Eberle den Bereich "Allgemeine Kultur und religiöse Fragen" leitete. (7. IX. 1919:) "Es gibt keinen Autor, der nicht von einem mißwollenden Leser hingerichtet werden könnte; dagegen hilft keine Vorsicht. Als ich vor Jahren meine apologtischen Gespräche über Religion in Jos. Mosers "Schul- u. Elternztg." veröffentlichte, erhielt Moser auch von einem Ordenspriester, der mich aber wiederholt in gedrückten Kritiken überschwenglich gelobt hat, bedenkliche Briefe, so daß mir nachträglich die Herausgabe in Buchform verleidet war. Und nun sagte mir vor kurzem Seminardirektor Gustav Müller, ihm habe ein Priester gesagt, daß er noch jetzt diese alten Kapitel bei Predigten u. sonst sehr gut gebrauchen könne. Ich habe dann bei Moser auch eine Psychologie ("Welt und Seele") kapitelweise erscheinen lassen; da würden mir aber die Bedenken über diese Arbeit zu arg und ich brach die Veröffentlichung plötzlich ab, um nicht Ärgernis zu erregen" Weiter Bezug zur Flucht von Joseph Görres, Publizist (1776-1848). - Sonstige Briefe zu bestimmten Zeitungsartikeln oder der Position Kraliks gegenüber der Reichspost, etc. - Postkarten: (Undatierte Postkarte:) Verschiebung einer Gralsitzung (Anm.: Kralik gründete die katholisch-nationalistische Gesellschaft "Gralbund" mit der Zeitung "Der Gral") - (undatierte Postkarte:) Einladung zu einer Gralsitzung am 6. XII. 1916. - (Postkarte 16. XI. 1918:) "L[ieber] fr[eund] Ich rate dir, in der Anzeige des neuen Titels zu sagen, daß nicht eine Wandlung in den Anschauungen über die Staatsform, sondern der Umstand ausschlaggebend war, daß derzeit eine "öst.-ung. Monarchie" als Reichsgebiet nicht existiert, sondern nur verschiedene Teilstaaten, von denen wir allerdings hoffen, daß sie auf föderativem Wege wieder zu einem Bunde einigen werden, dessen Benennung wir aber nicht vorgreifen wollen. - Ich habe heute wieder ein paar Artikelchen geschrieben [.]" - (1. IX. 1919:) "Ich beug’ mich geknirscht vor dem Wauwau Von der Hohen Schule von Stockerau und flehe, man spreche mich endlich frei Von meiner verbrecherischen Bahrbahrei". - Manuskripte: Alle Manuskripte sind auf der Rückseite eines alten Manuskriptes verfasst worden, welches unvollständig und unzusammenhängend ist (hauptsächlich Geschichtliches). Die Seitenangabe bezieht sich auf die relevanten Seiten, d. h. 10 S. = 10 Bl.) - 1. "Tage und Werke. Lebenserinnerungen von Richard Kralik. Werke zur Literaturgeschichte. "[.] Wenn Gott, der Vater, Christi, die Welt geschaffen hat, so ist auch die ganze Welt ihrem Wesen nach christlich, d. h. katholisch. Darum steht Christus auch in der Mitte der Weltliteratur [.] Alles dient nur dazu, die christliche Kultur zu schmücken und auszugestalten. [.]"(10 S.) - 2. "Tage und Werke. Lebenserinnerungen von Richard Kralik. Literarische Vereinigungen. Kommentare zu Idunna, Leogesellschaft, Wiener Literarischer Verein, viel über den Gralbund. "[.]Ich sah nicht etwa die Katholische Literatur als "auch" zulässig an, sondern als den Gipfel, die Krone, die Vollendung aller Literatur; sie sollte nicht bloß geduldet, sondern in ihrer alles überragenden Bedeutung sowohl von Katholiken wie Nichtkatholiken anerkannt werden. [.]" (10 S.) - Beiliegend Buchseiten über die Geschichte Wallensteins. (24 S.) - 3. "Zur Revision der deutschen Geschichte und Kultur vom süddeutsch-österreichischen Standpunkt. Neue Beiträge von Dr. Richard Kralik. " II. - Geschichtliche Abhandlung, die mit einem Aufruf gegen die Entente endet, die das katholische Öste

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. First edition, first printing; Hobart and Robbins listed on both copyright pages, title pages lack printing statement as called for. Original brown cloth binding stamped in blind; vignette on front and titles on spine in gilt. Very Good or better overall, with the second volume Near Fine. Light lean to both volumes; light rubbing to corners; darkening to endpapers. Volume one shows a quarter-inch loss to cloth at foot of spine; small ding to rear joint; dampstain to front end paper. An unusually fresh and unsophisticated set. BAL 19343.

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        Practical Observations on Nervous and Sympathetic Palpitation of the Heart, as well as on Palpitation the Result of Organic Disease

      London: John Churchill. Second Edition.. remarkably rare book that has been extensively restored by the worlds best bookbindery "George Bayntun" in Bath, England. The pages have been all singlely restored and "jap tissued", unfortunately making this book now very expensive.. Second Edition. London, John Churchill, 1852. Octavo. VII, 207 pages with a 32 page catalogue of John Curchill's publications to the rear. Modern Hardcover (green half maroquin) in custom made solander box. remarkably rare book that has been extensively restored by the worlds best bookbindery "George Bayntun" in Bath, England. The pages have been all singlely restored and "jap tissued", unfortunately making this book now very expensive. Evan Bedford - No.963 - "The book is now very rare" Bedford remarks already in the introductory essay to his famous publication: "Many friends have kindly presented me with copies of their books, some of which have already become cardiac classics......Dr.O'Donovan generously presented me with his copy of Williams's "Nervous and sympathetic palpitation of the heart (2nd ed. 1852) which he acquired in Nottingham and which i had long sought in vain!.

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      - Format : Manuscript, pen and ink with watercolour, in 2 parts, each part dissected into 12 sections and mounted on original linen, housed in original custom blue cloth slipcase with title debossed in gilt (Map in Excellent condition, slipcase with slight wear at edges), overall 143 x 139 cm (56 x 55 inches), with signed dedication: "A Mme Aurore de Karamasine hommage de l’Auteur. Fr. Le Play". This spectacular map is an original exquisitely drafted manuscript geological map of the key Russian mining area of Nizhny Tagil, by the one of the era’s leading mining engineers and sociologists Frédéric Le Play. The survey on which it is based was commissioned by Count Anatole Demidov, a fabulously wealthy mining tycoon, who could perhaps be described as Russia’s first modern oligarch. Nizhny Tagil, the nucleus of the Demidov family’s metals empire, was home to some of the most productive mines in the world, being located in a geologically complex region, immediately to the east of the Ural Mountains. The richly colourful and carefully drafted map represents Le Play’s updated second version of his manuscript geological survey of Nizhny Tagil, drafted in 1852, which improves upon his 1844 first version (the current whereabouts of which are unknown). The present map is housed within its fine custom slipcase, and was drafted by Le Play to be a presentation piece for Aurora Karamzina, the enormously wealthy philanthropist, who was the co-proprietor of the Nizhny Tagil mines by virtue of her marriage to Anatole Demidov’s late brother. The exquisite map covers a diagonal area approximately 200 kilometres long and 60 kilometres wide. The geological information is placed upon an exceedingly detailed and precise topographical template. The highly variable Ural foothill landscape is brilliantly expressed by contour lines, capturing gradations of elevation (along with the names of many hills and mountains), while all rivers, streams, lakes and swamps are depicted. In terms of human geography, all towns and villages are depicted, composed of the their built-up blocks, including the main town of "Nijne Taguilsk" (Nizhny Tagil, in the centre) and "Nijne Saldinsk" (Nizhny Saldinsk, on the right side of the map), amongst many others, while the road systems are delineated. Importantly, numerous named mines dot the landscape, while the grid on which Le Play laid out the map, labelled with numbers and letters, is visible along the edges of the featured area. The resplendent colours that overlay the entire map, classifying the geology of the region, are explained in the extremely detailed chart, "Légende des Couleurs en des Lignes employés dans la Carte Géologique du District Métallifère de Nijni-Taguil" [Legend of the Colours employed on the Geological Map of the Metalliferous District of Nizhny Tagil], which occupies the lower right corner of the map. Le Play divides the terrain into three general geological classifications, which are further divided in sub-categories, all of which are identified by colours (including different shades for variants of sub-categories) and letters, running vertically down the left-hand side of chart, under the heading "Désignations des couleurs en des signes" [Designations of the colours in relation to the signs]. Each classification and sub-category is named in the middle vertical column as "Désignations du terrain, des roches en des signes." [Designations of the land and rocks in relation to the signs]. In the wide right hand vertical column, Le Play provides extensive notes on each of the geological classifications, under the heading "Observations sur la situations géographique et topographique de roches en de gites Métallifère" [Observations regarding the geographical and topographical nature of the rocks and metalliferous deposits]. The first geological section is labelled "1ère Section – Terrains de sédiments en couches horizontales ne faisant pas de a chaine des Monts-Ourals." [Sediment fields in horizontal layers t

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U. an seine Maitresse, die Dichterin Louise Colet.

      [Paris], 9 Uhr abends, [5. (?) August 1852] - 1 S. 12o, Umschlag. Mit: Madame Bovary. Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1857. 2 Bde. 12o mit fortlaufender Paginierung, (4)-232 S., (4) S., S. 233-490. Braunes Halbleder, plastische Bünde, Goldschnitt. Erstausgabe. Der Name des Widmungsträgers, Sénard, ist mit einem "t" am Ende geschrieben, und die letzte Zeile der Widmung wurde von "ni de votre dévouement" in "et de votre dévouement" geändert. Auf S. 7, sechste Zeile von unten, ist ein auffällig großer Abstand zwischen "la" und "posa". Nachdem er wegen Beleidung der Sittlichkeit in ‚Madame Bovary‘ angegriffen worden war, was auf den Abdruck einer provisorischen und unvollständigen Fassung in der Revue de Paris zurückging -, wurde Flaubert durch die Fürsprache der Prinzession Mathilde rehabilitiert, wozu auch die bemerkenswerte Verteidigung Maître Sénards beitrug, dem dieser Band gewidmet ist. – In seinem Brief an Louise Collet drückt Flaubert seiner Erschöpfung Ausdruck und seiver Vorfreude, sie zu sehen: "Je tombe sur les bottes (expression que je t'expliquerai). Dieu ! que c'est mauvais, que c'est mauvais ! J'en suis gêné. Et les orgues de barbarie n'arrêtent pas ! J'y suis depuis 3 heures. Je sors pour aller dîner. Duplan vient à 10 heures. Je travaillerai tard cette nuit. Adieu, mille baisers. A demain, le plus tôt possible, mais je veux te porter tout achever." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Llyfr Mormon; Sef, Hanes Wedi Ei Ysgrifenu Gan Law Mormon, Ar Lafnau A Gymmerwyd O Lafnau Nephi [Welsh Book of Mormon]

      Merthyr-Tydfil: Cyheddwyd Ac Ar Werth Gan J. Davis, 1852. First Edition. Leather bound. 483pp. Duodecimo [17 cm] Full grained black calf with blind stamped borders to front and rear board. Blind stamped bands on backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Light blue endsheets and pastedowns. Marbled fore edge. Near fine. Light rubbing to corners. Translated, edited and printed by John Davis in 1851. Originally serialized in 31 parts and mailed to 1,500 subscribers of the Davis Welsh periodical, "Udgorn Seion". The remaining unsold sheets were bound and sold. 3,500 copies printed. An unusually nice copy of this early translation. Jacobs 544.B. Crawley 689. Flake/Draper 747. Auerbach 1200. Sabin 83146.

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        Corneille and His Times

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 463pp. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 25 fine engraved portraits of Corneille's contemporaries, or near-contemporaries, including Racine, Milton, Louis XIV, Fontenelle, Richelieu, Voltaire, Corneille himself (Walker after Brun), et. al. xix, [i]. 463, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown morocco, covers triple gilt fillet borders, acorn and leaf cornerpieces, gilt-panelled spine with raised bands, elaborately gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., by ROOT. Beautiful copy. Bookplate of collector Julia Parker Wightman. 463pp. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 25 fine engraved portraits of Corneille's contemporaries, or near-contemporaries, including Racine, Milton, Louis XIV, Fontenelle, Richelieu, Voltaire, Corneille himself (Walker after Brun), et. al. xix, [i]. 463, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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      St. Paul, 1852. The issues from Volume 1 interleaved and string-tied, issues from Volume 2 also interleaved. Edge wear and some tanning on exterior leaves. A couple faint old stains in each of the gatherings. On the whole, quite clean and in very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A nearly complete run of this very rare Dakota Mission periodical. Only twenty total issues of this monthly newspaper printed in the Dakota and English languages were published, and this collection of eighteen issues contains all but issues three and four (January and February 1851) from the first volume. The primary purposes of the paper were to educate the Dakota themselves, and to pass along information on the tribe to the American people. It ceased publication when the Dakota were removed from Minnesota under a treaty of 1851, which ceded all Sioux lands in Minnesota to the United States, and provided for the removal of the tribe further westward. The editor, Gideon H. Pond, was a prominent missionary to the Dakota Indians, arriving in Minnesota in 1834 and taking up the study of the Dakota language. With his brother Samuel, Gideon Pond helped develop the first Dakota alphabet (no dictionaries or grammars being available up to that time), and they went on to publish readers, grammars, and translations in Dakota, and taught the language to Stephen Return Riggs. The mission statement of the newspaper is printed in the first issue and reads (in part): "to diminish and remove the existing prejudice to education among them [the Sioux], by exciting in them a taste for reading and bringing into use that knowledge of letters which is already expressed by a few...It will be the object of the paper to bring before the Indian mind such items of news as will interest them, and any such matter as it is believed will be calculated to improve their physical, mental, and moral condition." The paper contains a great variety of news, information, and reports, including news from local villages and settlements - including obituaries, weddings, and baptisms - reports by missionaries, accounts of Dakota customs and myths, religious works, the text of treaties, language lessons, and engraved illustrations. One article describes a ball game played by the Dakota closely resembling lacrosse, and another gives a description of the origins and form of their medicine dance, while another brief notice relates the Winnebago's love of whiskey. Most of the articles are printed in both Dakota and English, though occasionally only in one or the other. Beginning with the seventh issue of the first volume, an illustration was incorporated into the masthead depicting Dakota children reading THE DAKOTA FRIEND, as a missionary and two Dakota adults look on. "There is much of interest to the philologist in this paper: lessons for learners, grammatic forms, vocabularies, &c." - Pilling. After a few months of publication, the newspaper experienced financial difficulty, and several changes were made, including enlarging the size of the paper from quarto to folio sheets, and raising the subscription rate from twenty- five to fifty cents. The paper was printed at the Chronicle and Register Office in St. Paul for its entire run, and the English language portion was edited by the Rev. Edward Neill. Publication ceased in August 1852 with Vol. II, No. 8, and a note in the final issue reads: "the Dakota Mission deems it unadvisable, while the Indians are so unsettled, to continue the FRIEND. If the prospect is more encouraging it will be resumed hereafter." Printing in Minnesota began in the summer of 1849, so this is a very early imprint indeed, and only the fifth periodical in an Indian language published in the trans- Mississippi West (following a Shawnee language paper printed in Kansas beginning in 1835, and two Cherokee and two Choctaw language papers printed in present-day Oklahoma in the 1840s). Pilling locates runs of THE DAKOTA FRIEND at the Library of Congress and Harvard, and OCLC adds runs (some incomplete) at The New York Public Library, Yale, Newberry Library (from the Ayer and Graff collections), Huntington Library, Chicago Historical Society, Minneapolis Public Library, Minnesota Historical Society, and University of Minnesota. A very rare and important early Indian language newspaper.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Wien. - A.H. Payne - W. French - Published for the Prorietors by A.H. Payne Dresden & Leipzig.').

      - kolorierter Stahlstich mit floraler Bordüre v. W. French n. A.H. Payne aus Panoramische Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Haupt= und Residenz=Städte, . b. Verlag der Englischen Kunstanstalt von A. H. Payne in Leipzig, 1852, 24,5 x 36 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke. - Zeigt Wien aus der halben Vogelschau. - Die Ansicht umgeben mit floraler Bordüre. - Dekorative detaillierte Vedute. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      Wheatland, near Lancaster [Pa.], 1852. One horizontal and two vertical folds. Lightly dampstained. Two tiny edge tears. Very good. In a blue half leather and cloth folding box, gilt. A remarkable political letter from future president James Buchanan, marked "Private" for Mayor David Lynch of Pittsburgh, whose support Buchanan secured for his potential presidential nomination at the 1852 Democratic Convention. Buchanan concisely conveys to Lynch his assessment of three close rivals for the White House. Buchanan had presidential aspirations as early as 1834 when he was elected to the Senate. He was considered for the 1844 Democratic nomination, which would eventually go to James K. Polk. For his support Buchanan was appointed by Polk as Secretary of State in 1845. Buchanan made a good run at the 1852 nomination, though the nomination and ultimately the presidency went to Franklin Pierce. In this letter, dated just over a month before the Democratic National Convention at Maryland Institute Hall in Baltimore, Buchanan writes candidly about other potential presidential nominees. Of Gen. Lewis Cass, Buchanan writes: "Your review of some matters relating to General Cass contains nothing but facts; & yet should it ever be traced to you from our known friendship & intimacy it will be employed by his friends to injure me....Neither Cass nor his leading friends in Pennsylvania deserve any forbearance at our hands; but he has friends in other States, who, I know, are strongly inclined in my favor, & we ought not to pursue any course which would drive them from their purpose." Buchanan's appraisal of Stephen A. Douglas is measured, but positive: "He possesses fine talents, a strong character & decided energy; & although I cannot approve all his conduct or that of some of his friends, he is not liable to so many objections as his western competitor [Lewis Cass]. With a few years good training, he would make an excellent President." Buchanan reserves the most heat for his Whig adversary, Gen. Winfield Scott: "Scott, in order to secure all the free soil votes of the non- slaveholding States, will refrain from signing a pledge to sustain the Fugitive Slave Law; but yet he will give assurances to his Southern friends that he will faithfully execute this law & there will be proclaimed every where in the South...." General Winfield Scott was nominated by the Whigs on the 53rd ballot at their June 17-20, 1852 convention, also held at Maryland Institute Hall, and then soundly defeated in November by Pierce, 296 to 42 electoral votes. Scott won just four states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Interestingly, Buchanan does not discuss Pierce in this letter, as the latter emerged as a compromise candidate well into the balloting process at the 1852 Democratic convention. A candid peek inside the political mind of a future president.

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      Santa Fe. 1852-1858.. Seven volumes. Early 20th-century cloth, leather labels. Some wear to labels. Institutional ink and blind stamps on titles. Very good. Early and significant New Mexico imprints, containing legislation passed in the formative years of the territory, including first laws following its organization and the first re-printing of the Kearny Code. The individual titles with descriptions are as follows: ^1) [First Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, PASSED BY THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE, (AT A SESSION BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SECOND DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 1851;) TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ACT OF CONGRESS ORGANIZING NEW MEXICO AS A TERRITORY. Santa Fe: James L. Collins, 1852. 442, [1]pp. Errata on terminal leaf. CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 65. McMURTRIE 39. SABIN 53281. ^This printing of the first laws of the Territory of New Mexico following its organization, includes the first re- printing of the Kearny Code. That code, written by Colonel Doniphan during the U.S. occupation of the region during the Mexican War and printed in Santa Fe in 1846, would be the first American code of laws locally printed in the far west. The Territory of New Mexico would be ceded to the U.S. as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, and the territory officially organized in November 1850. The first session of the first legislative Assembly of the Territory met in Santa Fe on 1 December 1851, with the first act being an act to establish the Office of the Translator. ^With text in English and Spanish throughout, in addition to a re-printing of the Kearny Code this volume includes a printing of the organic law creating the territory, the acts passed by both the first and second sessions of the first legislature, a printing of the U.S. Constitution (in Spanish only, as issued), a list of the members of the Assembly and an Index to all the laws. As expected, the acts passed by the first legislative assembly include the foundation acts concerning the establishment of courts, elections, territorial militia, revenue, county boundaries, public lands, negotiations with Indian tribes, and much more. According to an act passed at the first session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory (approved July 18, 1851, see p. 181), five hundred copies of the laws were ordered to be printed. This foundation work on the establishment of the Territory, printed in the Territory, is very rare. ^2) [Second Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, PASSED BY THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE. Santa Fe: James L. Collins, 1853. 3- 160pp. (Dampstaining, terminal leaf defective with some loss but with photographic facsimiles bound in). CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 73. McMURTRIE 49. ^3) [Third Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, PASSED BY THE THIRD LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE. Santa Fe: J. L. Collins, 1854. 3-219pp. CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 78. McMURTRIE 53. ^4) [Fourth Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, PASSED BY THE FIFTH [i.e. Fourth, error in numbering of sessions] LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE. Santa Fe: Santa Fe Gazette Office, 1855. 3- 147pp. CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 93. McMURTRIE 56. ^5) [Fifth Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 1855-56. Santa Fe: Santa Fe Weekly Gazette Office, 1856. 3-176pp. CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784- 1876, 103. McMURTRIE 103. ^6) [Sixth Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 1856-57. Santa Fe: Office of the Democrat, 1857. 3-112pp. CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 110. McMURTRIE 110. ^7) [Seventh Assembly] LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 1857-58. Santa Fe: Santa Fe Weekly Gazette Office, 1858. 3-96pp. (Titles trimmed at fore-edge). CHECK LIST OF NEW MEXICO IMPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1784-1876, 121. McMURTRIE 121. ^The acts passed in these years, i.e. between 1852 and 1858, cover a variety of subjects, from laws regarding individual rights to others establishing counties, courts, elections, and criminal codes, to particular prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons "within the settlements," laws on vagrancy, gambling, prostitution, selling liquor to Indians, and much more. Other acts deal with the incorporation of mining companies and establishing mail routes. ^Early and significant New Mexico imprints, containing legislation passed in the formative years of the territory.

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        The Quorndon Hounds; or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray

      Philadelphia: Getz, Buck & Co, 1852. First edition. Illustrated by the author. [2] ff. (blanks), Pp. [1]-173, [174, blank], [4, ads],[4] ff. (blanks). 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Original evergreen cloth, lettered on spine, boards ruled in blind. Extremities rubbed, some spotting to covers, some foxing and dampstaining, despite these blemishes a more than acceptable copy of a rare book. Gift inscription from David Wagstaff to W.E. Freeman Oct.13, 1920, at Tuxedo Park en route to the Forester Pageant in Warwick, N.Y. Bookplate of John M. Schiff and another, Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. Illustrated by the author. [2] ff. (blanks), Pp. [1]-173, [174, blank], [4, ads],[4] ff. (blanks). 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Wagstaff-Schiff Copy of the Rare First. Nice copy of the rare first edition of Herbert's classic work, in original cloth, with excellent twentieth-century provenance. Van Winkle, pp. 44-47; BAL 8132; Wright II-1173

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      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 225 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. ATTRACTIVE LATER SKY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN OF BATH for bookseller Charles E. Lauriat Co. of Boston (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with frame of black and gilt rules cinched in the center of each side by a decorative quatrefoil, raised bands, spine compartments framed by black and gilt rules, gilt titling, turn-ins ruled in gilt and black with decorative cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With hand-colored frontispiece portrait of the duchess, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 101 PORTRAITS AND VIEWS, 20 of the portraits hand colored. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of Joel Cheney Wells, designed by Elisha Brown Bird. Spines uniformly faded further toward gray than blue, isolated trivial defects internally, otherwise A VERY PLEASING COPY, entirely clean and fresh internally, and in bindings with quite lustrous covers and virtually no signs of use. This biography of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's eldest daughter--who was queen of France for about 20 minutes--is enhanced by copious extra-illustrations and by an elegant binding from Bayntun. In addition to hand-colored portraits of Marie, Louis, Lord Nelson, Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson, and Hester Lynch Thrale, there are dramatic engravings depicting key scenes from the French Revolution, some of these double-page. The only member of Louis XVI's immediate family to survive the Reign of Terror, Marie Thérèse Charlotte eventually married her cousin the Duc d'Angoulême, and was technically queen of France for a brief moment in August of 1830, while abdication papers were signed by her father-in-law Charles X and then by her husband following the July Revolution that ended the Bourbon restoration. A collector of decorative bindings, previous owner Joel Cheney Wells (1874-1960) was instrumental in building the American Optical Company into a major American institution, was co-founder of Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, and was a director at the Old Colony Trust Company of Boston, at Rolls Royce, and elsewhere.

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        Autograph inscription on a postal card and paper mount signed in full "Alla gentile Signorina, Miss L.M. Gath La Sig. Enrico Caruso Buenos Ayres 1903"

      1 page. Octavo. In black ink. Corners of postal card loosely fastened to paper mount without adhesive, with inscription and signature spanning both card and mount. Photographic reproduction of the singer, with the name of photographer's studio (Brogi, Firenze), to recto. In Italian (with translation). Lightly browned and soiled; remnants of adhesive and a partial inscription, date, and signature, in a different hand, to verso. . Miss L.M. Gath may have been some relation (possibly the daughter) of Alfredo Gath (1852-1936), an English-born entrepreneur in Buenos Aires who achieved some fame as the inventor of a mechanical coffin.

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        Discoveries In Egypt, Ethiopia, And The Peninsula Of Sinai, In The Years 1842-1845…Edited, With Notes, By Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852., 1852. 8vo. pp. xvi, 455. with half-title. folding engraved map. tinted lithographed frontis. several text illus. An excellent copy in original blind-stamped cloth (cloth very lightly soiled, very light wear to extremities, stain on front paste-down). First Edition of the English Translation by Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie. Lepsius, the celebrated German Egyptologist, was sent to Egypt by the King of Prussia at the urging of Bunsen and Humboldt to conduct historical and antiquarian research into the ancient Egyptian monuments in the valley of the Nile and the peninsula of Sinai. Assisted by many artists, he investigated the antiquities of the country from 1842-45, and sent back to Berlin 15,000 Egyptian antiquities and plaster casts. He also excavated the site of the Labyrinth of Fayum. The official results of the expedition were published at the expense of the Prussian state over a period of sixteen years, from 1897 to 1913, in parts containing a total of 900 plates. The present account, dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt, consists of letters describing day-to-day activities written to Frederick of Prussia, von Humboldt, Bunsen, and others. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 376. cfGay 77. cfBlackmer 1008.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      London "28, Deanstreet, Soho", 19. VIII. 1852. - 8vo. 1 p. To the publisher Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig, offering articles for his journal "Die Gegenwart". "Your Excellency, I hereby inquire whether you [ ] are in need of an article concerning 'the modern national economical literature in England, 1830-1852'. To my knowledge, no similar work, not in German nor in English, has so far been published. It would include 1) general works on political economy, 2) specialized writings published at the time, in so far as they treat epochal controversies, such as population, the German colonies, banking issues, protective duties and free trade, etc. [ ]. Another work, very topical at this moment, is 'The present state of the parties' - those which will face one another in the next parliament [ ]". - Note on letterhead (27 August). In his letter to Engels of 8 September 1852, Marx describes his desperate situation: he is unable to call a doctor for his wife and daughter "because I have no money for medicine [ ] I have been trying everything, all in vain. [ ] I applied to Brockhaus and I am offering him an article for the 'Gegenwart' with harmless content. He turned me down by a very kind letter [ ]" (MEW 28, 58). Marx/Engels Werke vol. 28, no. 29.

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        Deutsches Dichter-Album.

      Berlin, Janke, 1852. - 12°. IV, 480 SS. Blindgeprägtes Leinen d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt Vgl. Schobess 376. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Lyrik-Anthologie, die trotz mehrerer Auflagen zu den seltensten Publikationen Fontanes zählt. Die Sammlung teilte Fontane in die drei Gruppen "Gesungenes, Gedachtes und Erzähltes", für die Auswahl, die deutlich seine eigenen literarischen Vorlieben und Vorbilder erkennen lasst, galt als Kriterium, "dem Einfachen, Frischen und Gesunden . nach meiner Karft zu seinem Recht zu verhelfen" (Vorwort). - Der hübsche Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen, Vorsatz mit altem Besitzvermerk und montiertem Etikett, Blatt III/IV oben mit kleinem Tintenfleck, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und stellenweise stockfleckig, die letzten beiden Blätter etwas stärker, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie storiche dell Australia. Particolarmente della missione benedettina di nuova Norcia e degli usi e costumi degli australiani

      Tip. di Vincenzo Priggiobba, Napoli 1852 - Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Due timbri di bibl. estinta al frontis. e un altro sul margine di alcune carte altrimenti ottimo esemplare. 8vo (cm. 20,7), 371(5) pp. Carta geografica dell Australia più volte rip. in antiporta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed „G".

      Mercredi 1 h. ["22 décembre 1852" aus der Hand von Louise Colet], - 8vo. 2 1/2 pp. With autograph envelope. Nice letter of Flaubert to his maîtresse Louise Colet. - Flaubert va aller à Rouen s’occuper d’un buvard pour Louise. Il lui conseille de rester tranquille face aux avances de R. [Villemain, que Flaubert et Louise surnommaient Riquet à la houppe]. À propos du poème de Louise Colet La Paysanne, Flaubert se montre très exigeant quant à la perfection du style, de même que Bouilhet. Il discute et corrige certaines expressions. „Il faut que les métaphores soient rigoureuses et justes d’un bout à l’autre. [.] Nous t’avons dit et nous te le répétons qu’on pouvait faire de la Paysanne une chose achevée, qu’il y avait là l’étoffe d’un chef-d’oeuvre - sans doute publiée telle qu’elle est, (ou était) ce sera toujours très remarquable par fragments, surtout. Mais est-ce qu’il faut s’arrêter dans le mieux. - Et il me semble qu’il y a une moralité de l’esprit consistant à vouloir constamment la perfection. - Il ne faut pas se dire voilà tout parce que les faibles crient à l’orgueil. - Mais quand on n‘a pas la conviction qu’on peut atteindre au premier rang, on rate le second. - Allons nom de Dieu! relève toi donc. - Reprends moi cette fin à plein bras et renvoie nous le tout, complet. Adieu je t’embrasse chère [ ]" - Correspondance (éd. J. Bruneau), Bibl. de la Pléiade, t. II, p. 214 - Correspondance (éd. J. Bruneau), Bibl. de la Pléiade, t. II, p. 214

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        The Mormons, or, Latter-Day Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake: A History of Their Rise and Progress, Peculiar Doctrines, Present Condition, and Prospects, Derived From Personal Observation, During A Residence Among Them

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia, PA 1852 - 168pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Blue cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards. Very good. Gilt title on spine is faded. Sporadic foxing throughout. Library ink stamp on the front free endsheet (small), and the verso of the title page (large). John Gunnison was assigned as second-in-command of the Stansbury Expedition. The winter of 1849 was particularly harsh and the expedition was put on hold until the spring. Gunnison made use of the time to befriend and study the culture of the Mormon inhabitants of the Salt Lake Valley. A remarkably fair and unbiased account (for the time). Gunnison's account of life in early Salt Lake Valley, along with Stansbury and Fremont, form a trilogy of early and seminal accounts of what life was like here, prior to the coming of the Mormons (Fremont) and early firsthand accounts of life in the valley during the first few years of Mormon inhabitation (Stansbury & Gunnison). Gunnison was later killed on the 26th of October 1853, near Delta, Utah, purportedly by Indians in what is known as the Gunnison Massacre. Flake/Draper 3746. Howes G460. Wagner/Camp 213:1. Scallawagiana 44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornithologie Bresilienne ou Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil, remarquables par leur plumage, leur chant ou leurs habitudes.

      Rio de Janeiro: Waterlow and Sons London for Thomas Reeves ?-1856 1852 - Pair of chromolithgraph plates of Trogons, printed in colour and finished by hand. Descourtilz worked for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. He was the son of French adventurer, botanist and naturalist Michel Etienne Descourtilz. The only other work that Descourtilz was known to have illustrated was his father's work Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles . Sitwell Fine Bird Books: 90

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        Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53.Stockholm, P.A. Huldberg, (colophon: printed by Föreningkns Boktryckeri, 1856). 8vo. With 8 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including frontispiece), a folding map showing the tracks of the voyage, and several woodcut text illustrations. 19th-century black half sheep.

      Forbes 2146; Kroepelien 395; O'Reilly & Reitmann 1182; cf. Forbes 2051 (Skogman's account). An account of the circumnavigation of the Swedish frigate Eugenie, "the first Swedish man-of-war to enter Hawaiian waters" (Forbes). The ship sailed around South America, then proceeded to the Galapagos, Hawaii, San Francisco, Tahiti, the Cook and Washington (Marquesas) Island, Sydney, Canton, Indonesia, and around South Africa back to Sweden. The Eugenie arrived at Honolulu on 21 June, 1852, and stayed there until July 2, which is detailed in chapter 9. The plates include 2 views of Buenos Aires, a view of Hawaii, a double portrait of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, and a Hawaiian man in red vest with carrying pole.According to Kroepelien, the account was compiled from the notes of Carl Edward af Trolle, and interspersed with numerous quotations from the published narratives by N.J. Anderson and C. Skogman. The illustrations were taken from the Skogman's and Bille's accounts of the voyages of the Eugenie and the Galathea respectively.Rebacked, some browning, binding chafed. A good copy.

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        Kitab Manaqib Al Murtazavi Al Alavi (The Book of the Virtues of Imam Ali).

      Bombay, 1269 AH (1852 AD). - Large 8vo. (2), 358, (4), 359-504 pp., 2 final blanks. With double-page 'unwan. Lithographed throughout. Contemp. marbled calf, spine and covers gilt. A portrayal of the virtues of the fourth caliph and first Imam, Ali ibn `Abi Talib (602-661), in twelve chapters. Lithographic reproduction of manuscripts was common in Muslim countries, which showed traditional skepticism towards printing Arabic with movable types. The process had been introduced to India in 1824. - Slight browning and foxing; binding loosened. Occasional old marginalia. Attractive binding rubbed and bumped, with slight worming to one corner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quinta Occupied by Mr. W. Gore Ouseley, While Her Majest's Minister At Buenos Ayres.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. William Gore Ouseley n. J. Needham b. Thomas McLean, 1852, 26,5 x 34 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Architektonisches Skizzen-Buch. Sammlung von 151 vollständigen Heften. Jeweils sechs Blatt in Stich, Lithographie und farbigem Druck. Dazu Beigaben. Eine Sammlung von Landhäusern, Villen, ländlichen Gebäuden, Gartenhäusern, Gartenverzierungen, Städtischen Wohngebäuden, Dekorationen innerer Räume, Gittern, Erkern, Balkons, Blumenfenstern, Brunnen, Springbrunnen, Hofgebäuden, Einfassungsmauern, Candelabern, Grabmonumenten und andern kleinen Baulichkeiten, welche zur Verschönerung baulicher Anlagen dienen, und in Berlin, Potsdam, und an anderen Orten ausgeführt sind. Mit Details. In zwanglosen Heften.

      Ernst & Korn, Berlin 1852 - 1852 bis 1880. Zusammen über 910 Tafeln. Blaue oder türkisfarbene Broschuren. (Broschurdeckel teils stärker angestaubt und teils gestempelt, ca. die Hälfte der Hefte in losen Blättern, vereinzelt kleine Läsuren, Papier teilweise alterungsbedingt gebräunt, innen wenig fleckig, ganz selten kleine Feuchtigkeitsränder oder Knickspuren,). Vorhanden sind die Hefte 1 bis 164; in dieser Reihe fehlen die Nummern 25, 66, 68, 88, 91, 109, 112, 120, 124, 130, 153, 155 und 158. Das vorliegende Konvolut bildet in seiner Gesamtheit drei Viertel aller von 1852 bis 1886 erschienenen 201 Hefte. Zahlreiche Hefte tragen auf dem Deckel den Stempel der Buchhandlung "J.M. Fabre, Barcelona, Calle de las Cortes 289-291." Diese unter anderer Adresse noch heute existierende Buchhandlung erscheint auch im Druck auf dem Deckel als spanischer Kommisionär für den Verlag Ernst & Korn. Jedes Heft besteht aus Deckblatt, ein Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis, 6 Tafeln auf Karton und dem hinteren Deckblatt mit Werbung für andere Erzeugnisse des Verlags. Im Inhaltsverzeichnis und auf den Tafeln werden Art und Ort des Bauwerks oder Gegenstands erwähnt, ebenso der Architekt oder Künstler und der Zeichner. Weiter gibt es aber keine textlichen Erläuterungen. Gedruckt wurden vor allem Lithographien und Farblithographien, vereinzelt auch Holz- oder Stahlstiche (134, 149, 154, 159). Ausgeführt wurden die meisten Drucke von "Lith. Anst. W. Loeillot in Berlin" und "Atlr. Gebr. Ritter u. Riegel". Ganz selten findet man herstellungsbedingte Fingerflecken aus Druckfarbe. Folgende Hefte haben Mängel, die separat angeführt werden müssen: 4 (Blatt 6 mit Einriss und verfärbt), 39 (fleckig und lädiert), 51 (Deckel fleckig), 55 (verbunden), 69 (Deckelabriss, stark staubig), 15, 24, 70, 74, 97, 102, 116, 135 (stark staubig). Einige Hefte scheinen später aufgebunden zu sein, Heft 64 beispielsweise zeigt im Inhaltsverzeichnis das Jahr 1863, auf dem Deckel aber 1874 ! Daß es sich um eine zweite Auflage handelt, ist ganz unwahrscheinlich. Die Preisangaben auf dem Deckel wechseln von "1 Thaler" über "1 1/3 Thaler Preussisch" zu "4 Mark". Das Architektonische Skizzenbuch zeigt private und öffentliche Bauten, neben Schlössern, Burgen, Bankgebäuden und herrschaftlichen Villen auch Wohnhäuser, Gärtnerhäuser, Umbauten, nebensächliche Gebäude und Bauteile wie Bahnhofsgebäude, Rotunden, Brücken, Loggien, Badezimmer, Stibadien, Treppen, Pumpen und vieles andere mehr. Neben den bekanntesten Architekten des 19. Jahrhunderts wie Ferdinand von Arnim, Ludwig Persius, Friedrich August Stüler, Martin Gropius und Karl Friedrich Schinkel finden wir auch Julius Raschdorff, Christian August Hahnemann, Friedrich Hitzig, Ende & Böckmann, Carl Zaar, Ihne & Stegmüller, Johann Heinrich Strack, Albert Dietrich Schadow, Hermann Heinrich Alexander Wentzel, Kayser & von Großheim, Oskar Pichler, Adolf Lohse, Carl Busse, Fritz Koch, Friedrich Adler, Richard Lucae, Wilhelm Kirchhoff, Hermann Weise, Oliver Pavelt, Herrmann Spielberg, Hermann Friedrich Waesemann, Orth & Knoblauch, Hugo Licht, C. Schnitzler, Hermann Cuno, Ferdinand Luthmer, Paul Thomann, Ferdinand Stadler, Ernst Runge, Joseph Durm, Edgar Giesenberg, Carl Johann Bogislaw Lüdecke, Hude & Hennicke, Gustav Ludolf Martens, Conrad Dollinger und viele mehr. In den Abbildungen spiegelt sich die Entwicklung des Baustils vom Klassizismus der Schinkelschule bis zum Historismus. Beliebte Formen waren das damals modische Schweizerhaus, der italienische Stil und mittelalterlich gotisierende Bauten. Bemerkenswert sind prachtvoll ausgeführte bauliche Details und luxuriöse Decken- und Wanddekorationen (das Verlegen elektrischer und sanitärer Leitungen besiegelte dann meist das Ende dieser Pracht). Diese überbordenden ornamentalen Gestaltungen haben dann zu Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts Adolf Loos in einer architektonischen Gegenbewegung vom "Ornament als Verbrechen" sprechen lassen. Aus heutiger Sicht bezaubert uns aber der biedermeierliche Charme ländlicher Villen und der . 28000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. First edition, first printing; Hobart and Robbins listed on both copyright pages, title pages lack printing statement as called for. Original brown cloth binding stamped in blind; vignette on front and titles on spine in gilt. Very Good or better overall, with the second volume Near Fine. Light lean to both volumes; light rubbing to corners; darkening to endpapers. Volume one shows a quarter-inch loss to cloth at foot of spine; small ding to rear joint; dampstain to front end paper. An unusually fresh and unsophisticated set. BAL 19343.

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        50 (sic) Vues de la Suisse.

      Zurich, J. H. Locher, s. d. (vers 1852), - in-8vo oblong, 52 Aquatintaradierungen / aquatintes, légères rousseurs, reliure d?époque en pleine-toile bordeaux, 1er plat avec titre et ornements à l?or. Avec les vues suivantes: 1) Grutli / 2) Friedrichshafen / 3) St. Gallen / 4) Chûte du Rhin / 5-7) Zurich (3x) / 8) Uetliberg / 9) Zoug / 10) Immensee / 11) Lucerne / 12) Rigi Staffel / 13) Rigi Kulm / 14) Grutli / 15) Chapelle de Guillaume Tell / 16) Seelisberg / 17) Fluelen / 18) Berne / 19) Staubbach / 20) Rosenlaui / 21) Wengernalp / 22) Brienz / 23) Glacier de Rosenlaui / 24) Joungfrau / 25) Glacier de Grindelwald / 26) Thoune / 27) Wetterhorn / 28) Weissenbourg / 29) Fribourg / 30) Neuchatel / 31) Vevey / 32) Chillon / 33) Lausanne / 34) Genève / 35) Chamouny / 36) Sion / 37) Morges / 38) Nyon / 39) Baden / 40) Stachelberg / 41) Razuns / 42) Bains de St. Maurice / 43) Village de St. Maurice / 44) Hof Ragaz / 45) Zermatt / 46) Pfäffers / 47) Pont du Diable / 48) Giessbach / 49) Reichenbach / 50) Chûte de l?Aar / 51) Wildkirchli / 52) Monte Rosa.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Krebser, Thun, 356.

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        Fiscal History of Texas

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. 1st ed. Hardcover. 327 pages. - Embracing an account of its Revenues, debts, and currency from the commencement of the Revolution in 1834 to 1851-52. Also with remarks on American debts. Black or very dark blue boards with embossed decorations. Bright gilt title on spine. 34 page catalogue of publisher's books in rear. This author knows how to write on a dry-sounding subject to make it really interesting and entertaining! There is a penciled gift inscription on front free endpaper. Owner name penciled there and on first page of the preface. VG/No Jacket. Binding, hinges, and all pages very firm and intact. Corners bent, not broken. Spine tips softened. All pages have foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (America) HOME (The) book picturesque: American scenery, art, and literature comprising a series of essays by Washington Irving, W.C. Bryant, Fenimore Cooper, Miss Cooper, N.P. Willis, Bayard Taylor, H.T. Tuckerman, E.L. Magoon, De Bethune, A.B. Street, Miss Field, etc.

      G.P. Putnam 1852 AA.VV. New York, G.P. Putnam, 1852. (America) HOME (The) book picturesque: American scenery, art, and literature comprising a series of essays by Washington Irving, W.C. Bryant, Fenimore Cooper, Miss Cooper, N.P. Willis, Bayard Taylor, H.T. Tuckerman, E.L. Magoon, De Bethune, A.B. Street, Miss Field, etc. With thirteen engravings on steel, from this volume. In - 4°, piena pelle coeva con titolo racchiuso in bordura aurea artisticamente eseguita su entrambi i piani, dorsi a 5 nervi con decorazioni, taglio dorato. (12), 188 pp. con 13 tavole di vedute finemente incise in acciaio f.t. Edizione originale. Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, 32707. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Bob. 14

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        Feed my Lambs : The Young Mothers First Book

      James Nisbet, 1852. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; a fair reading copy; front endpaper missing ; owner inscription on front pastedown. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c. Second Edition.

      London: Richard Bentley 1852 - Royal 8vo. (26 x 17 cm). Title+list of illustrations+pp.xiii+418. Original blind stamped blue cloth, spine gilt. Ex libris Letrualt. Intermitent minor spotting, generally an excellent copy. Engraved map and 20 tinted lithographed plates. First published 1851, this second with some additional material. (cf. Abbey 45; Blackmer 986). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. First separate printing, "somewhat amplified from its first appearance as part of Joseph E. Johnston's Renconnaissance, 1850" (Howes S-498). 140 pp + ads, folding map, and 72 plates (some colored). Plates 2, 21, & 39 not issued. Original cloth, unevenly sunned, with minor restoration to spine ends, old wax seal affixed to lower spine, and "1852" handwritten on spine. Binding sound, mild to moderate foxing throughout. Good to very good overall. According to Field (1413), this is " one of the most accurate and complete of all the narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and the Pueblo Indians. The examination and journals were made by a most intelligent and scrupulous explorer, as is evidenced by the numerous carefully drawn pictures of the different phases of aboriginal life and history." Simpson was the first American explorer to describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonito, and Inscription Rock, among other sites.

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        Europa in 16 fogli disegnata ed incisa sotto la direzione del capitano Ferd. Arrigoni. Dedicata dall'Editore Giuseppe Civelli agli associati della Gran Carta d'Italia.

      - Milano, Civelli, 1852, grande carta incisa in rame, formata da 16 fogli - divisi ciascuno in 4 sezioni - intelati al verso, che, uniti formano una carta di mm. 1930x2500 circa. I fogli sono ripiegati due volte e sono stati conservati in una bella custodia dell'epoca in mezza pelle, decorata con fregi e titolo in oro. Prima edizione. Ottime condizioni di conservazione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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