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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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        Blick auf München von Süden, vom Ufer zwischen Giesing und Harlaching. Vorne die unregulierte Isar mit einem Angler, dazu ein Steg und Häuser, im Hintergrund die Frauenkirche, St. Peter und Hl.-Geist.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, monogr. "C(arl) L(ossow)" und dat. 1852, 24,5 x 19 cm.. Der 1835 in München geborne Lossow, ein Schüler von Foltz, starb schon 1861 auf einer Italienreise mit dem Prinzen von Meiningen. - Auf starkes Zeichenpapier, im Himmel durchgehend leicht fleckig. Atmosphärisch sehr duftiges Blatt in harmonischer Farbgebung.

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        Les soirées de l'orchestre EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1852. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1852, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with ornate golden triple net gilded coffered decorated in their centers with a golden jewel, golden nets dotted the top and tails, mottled boards boards, guards and contreplats paper the tank, a slightly blunted corner. Some foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés en leurs centres d'un fleuron doré, filets et pointillés dorés en tête et en queue, plats de plats marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin légèrement émoussé. Quelques rousseurs. Rare.

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        Italia

      first edition.Bound in red half leather Russia, back smoothes decorated with double gilded nets, corners slightly rubbed, read the time.Precious autograph signed Théophile Gautier Balquin Monsieur des Essarts on the half-title page. Victor Lecou Paris 1852 12,5x18cm relié

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

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1852 - (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear and mounted to the pastedowns, as issued. (Small clipped portion at head of title neatly restored, ink marks on title). Original blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, flat spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers (minor fading to spine) A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK ROUND THE WORLD/ Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings on Wood and Steel

      London & New York: John Tallis & Company. Handsome two volume set freshly re-backed in full leather. ND (1852). hb. Tall 4to . According to Beddie's Bibliography of Captain James Cook (152), this two volume set contains separate accounts of the first, second and third voyages, transcribed from the edition authorized by the Admiralty, and now published under a covering title. Both volumes have an additional engraved illustrated title-page, bearing the title "The Three Voyages of Captain Cook round the world", and surrounded by vignettes of the voyages. Our offering is bound in three-quarter leather, freshly rebacked with morocco spine labels and gilt rules. The marbled boards are scuffed, as are the board edges. The marbled endpapers are tight. Maps hand-coloured. Contents exceptionally clean. A very good set, and most handsome on the shelf. .

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        Instituciones de Derecho Mercantil de España. Segunda edición

      Barcelona, Imprenta de Don Joaquín Verdaguer, s. a. (1852). 4to.; 4 hs., 408 pp. Cubiertas de salida, en papel, originales.

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        Emaux et camées EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Eugène Didier, 1852. Fine. Eugène Didier, Paris 1852, 9x14,5cm, relié. - Edition on current paper. Bound in red half shagreen, flat spine decorated with double nets cold boards marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, very lightly bumped corners without gravity, contemporary binding. Some small foxing, ex-dono pen on the half-title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisse orné de doubles filets à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins très légèrement émoussés sans gravité, reliure de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs, ex-dono à la plume sur la page de faux-titre.

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        Contes et facéties EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Giraud & Dagneau, 1852. Fine. Giraud & Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x16cm, relié. - Very rare first edition of wich no leading copies exists, this copy is the First printing, and no mention at the right publisher, and Giraud Dagneau. Binding to bradel half indigo calico corners, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, double fillet and Date gilded tail piece as black shagreen boards marbled papers, very fragile blankets kept marginally restored. Some minor foxing as usual. Difficult to meet in good conditions which is the case for this copy as we cross this book often dive and cover is fragile hue (Cf Clouzot). Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Très rare édition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, notre exemplaire étant du tout premier tirage, sans mention et chez le bon éditeur, Giraud et Dagneau. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo à coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats de papiers marbrés, très fragiles couvertures conservées restaurées marginalement. Quelques petites rousseurs comme habituellement. Difficile à rencontrer en belle condition ce qui est le cas pour notre exemplaire car l'on croise cet ouvrage souvent piqué et la couverture est de teinte fragile (Cf Clouzot). Rare.

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        Collection of 15 Mid-Nineteenth Century Pamphlets and Reports on the Deaf and Dumb

      Albany, Hartford, etc., 1852. Numerous tables and charts of sign language, two leaves of raised type printing. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Very good (some toning; head of one volume defective). Numerous tables and charts of sign language, two leaves of raised type printing. 2 vols. 8vo. A comprehensive portrait of the state of American education and care for the deaf and mute at mid-century. Comprising: 1) Thirty-Second Annual Report and Documents of the New-York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. Frontispiece Alphabet for the Deaf & Dumb. [ii], 262, [1, errata] pp. Albany: Charles van Benthuysen, 1851. 2) Proceedings ofthe Second Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf and Dumb; Held at the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, Hartford, Conn., On the 27th, 28th, and 29th August, 1851. 208, [1, errata] pp. Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1851. 3) American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb. Vol. V., No. 1. October 1852. Statistics of the Deaf and Dumb. 64 pp. 4) Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees and Superintendant of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum of the State of Ohio. Frontispiece and two plates of the alphabet. 48 pp. Columbus: S. Medary, 1852. 5) Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Directors of the American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. 32 pp. Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1852. 6) The Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. Alphabet facing title. 26, [2] pp. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1852. 7) 2 plates, Alphabet of the Deaf of Dumb; leafof raised type: Specimens of Type (selection from Isaiah 35:5-6); leaf in French: M. Valentin Haüy, ayant vu ... 8) Death of Mr. Tyler [Caption title]. Frontispiece of the Virginia Institution. Tributes and Obituary of Rev. Joseph D. Tyler, [2] leaves, text on rectos only. [Staunton, Virginia, 1852]. 9) Report of the Board of Visitors of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution, 1851. 35 pp. [Virginia, 1851]. 10) Third Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners for the Georgia Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. Frontispiece alphabet. 27 pp. Macon: Printed by Benjamin F. Griffin, 1852. 11) Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Kentucky Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. Manual alphabet frontispiece. 30 pp. Frankfort: A.G. Hodges, 1851. 12) The Second Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees of the Tennessee Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, to the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, for 1846-7. Two-page alphabet, printed on one side only, 37 pp. Nashville: W.F. Bang & Co. Banner Office, 1847. 13) Sevent Annual Report of the Trustees and Superintendant of the Indiana Asylum for Educating the Deaf and Dumb. With two-page alphabet 49 pp. Indianapolis: J.P. Chapman, State Printer, 1851. 14) Second Biennial Report of the President and Directors of the Illinois Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, for the years 1847-48. 35 pp. Springfield: Charles B. Lanphier, 1849. 15) PEET, Harvey P. Report on the Education of the Deaf and Dumb in the Higher Branches of Learning. 30 pp. New-York: Printed by James Egbert, 374 Pearl Street, 1852.

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields, US 1852 - Boston, Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852. Hardback first edition and first impression. A very good copy with some bumping and pushing to the spine tips. First issue with "lifed" for "lifted". Front hinge starting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural-historia för hemmet och skolan. Beskrifningar och afbildningar af föremål utur alla naturens riken. Efter tillförlitliga källor bearbetad. Med öfver 400 kolorerade figurer [Natural history for home and school. Descriptions and depictions of things from all realms of nature. Arranged from dependable sources. With more than 400 coloured figures].

      1852 - Stockholm, N. Marcus, (1852)-53. Oblong-folio. (2),101 pp. & XXXIV hand coloured lithographed plates. Two volumes in contemporary nice green cloth-backed boards with marbled paper on covers. Corners bumped. Insert loose from inner joint in atlas volume. Foxing in the beginning and end of insert. A few minor spots, some plates slightly browned. Plate XXXIII somewhat cut at bottom. From the library of the Swedish landscape painter Gunnar Brusewitz.Published in four parts by Huldbergs in Stockholm. The atlas part contains coloured lithographic plates made from foreign originals. The Swedish book historian Björn Dal writes: "The colouring is made with Huldberg's own method, poor as always; the sandpiper is green and the eider has light blue wings. Some of the plates show curious combinations of animals and natural scenery, on plate XIX are for example a golden peasant, a turkey, a quail, a dove, an ostrich, a cassowary and the extinct dodo depicted together in a desert landscape with a palm tree". (Our translation). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Richard Owen, F.R.S. Mezzotint portrait (proof) by William Walker after the portrait by Henry W. Pickersgill

      London, 1852. Owen, Richard (1804-92). Richard Owen, F.R.S. Mezzotint portrait (proof) by William Walker (1791-1867) after the portrait by Henry W. Pickersgill (1782-1875). London, Jan. 1, 1852. Plate mark measures 423 x 336 mm. Archivally framed; frame measures 640 x 538 mm. Area around portrait and caption a bit toned, but fine otherwise. Excellent portrait of paleontologist and zoologist Richard Owen, superintendent of the Natural History department of the British Museum, and one of Darwin?s foremost adversaries. The image was engraved by William Walker, known for his mezzotint portraits of famous Victorians, after the portrait of Owen by H. W. Pickersgill, one of the most notable portraitists of his day. The original portrait, painted in 1845, was presented by Dr. G. L. Roupell to St. Bartholomew?s Hospital in London in the early 1850s.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 19. XI. [1852]. - ¼ S. Gr.-8vo. Mit Siegelspur und signierter Adresse. An Marie Schrader in Potsdam, „Leipzigerstraße 87, a": „Ich bin nicht bloss durch mein 83jähriges Alter, sondern mehr noch durch meine Stellung von allen Geschäften entfernt, und kann daher Ew Wohlgeb Wunsch nicht erfüllen. Alle Geschäfte gehen durch Herrn Geh. Cabinetts Rath Illaire". - Ernst Emil Illaire (1797-1866) war seit 1844 Geheimer Kabinettsrat von König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. - Etwas braunfleckig und knittrig, rechter Rand leicht beschnitten.

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        First Landing at Gorahama" originale Lithographie über Tonplatte ca.15,5x23cm (Darstellung/image size) von Duval nach Heine auf Kunstdruck-Karton (21,5x28,5cm) unterhalb der

      - Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; aus: "Narrative of the expedition of an american squadron to China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854 under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the government of the United States." A. O. P. Nicholson Washington 1856 [Die dekorative Lithographie stammt aus dem 1856 in den USA erschienenen Werk über die Expedition der U.S. Navy unter dem Kommando Matthew C. Perry's (1794 - 1858) in das Chinesische Meer und nach Japan in den Jahren 1852-54. Ziel des Unterfangens war der Versuch Japan aus seiner politischen und wirtschaftlichen Isolationspolitik mit Hilfe von "Gunboat Diplomacy" zu lösen. Um diesen ersten Einblick in das abgeschottete Land festzuhalten, begleiteten die Künstler Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine (1827 in Dresden - 1885 in Kötzschenbroda) und Eliphalet Brown (1816 - 1886) in dieser Zeit die Expedition. Des weiteren war der Schriftsteller Bayard Taylor (1825 in Kennett Square - 1878 in Berlin) zugegen. Die Reiseroute verlief von Norfolk (Virginia) über Madeira, St. Helena, Kapstadt, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapur, Macao, Hong Kong und Shanghai zum japanischen Festland und seinen Inseln.] Die Darstellung zeigt Commodore Perry's erste Landung in der Bucht von Edo (Tokio) am 14. Juli 1853. Primäres Ziel dieser Landung war die Überbringung des Präsidenten-Briefes an den japanischen Kaiser. Links im Hintergrund sind die USS Mississippi und die USS Susquehanna zu sehen. Die seltene Ansicht an den Rändern minimal braunfleckig.

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        Commodore Perry meeting the imperial Commissioners of Yokuhama" originale Lithographie über Tonplatte ca.15x23cm (Darstellung/image size) von Sarony nach W. T. Peters auf Kunstdruck-Karton (21x28cm) unterhalb der

      - Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; aus: "Narrative of the expedition of an american squadron to China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854 under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the government of the United States." A. O. P. Nicholson Washington 1856 [Die dekorative Lithographie stammt aus dem 1856 in den USA erschienenen Werk über die Expedition der U.S. Navy unter dem Kommando Matthew C. Perry's (1794 - 1858) in das Chinesische Meer und nach Japan in den Jahren 1852-54. Ziel des Unterfangens war der Versuch Japan aus seiner politischen und wirtschaftlichen Isolationspolitik mit Hilfe von "Gunboat Diplomacy" zu lösen. Um diesen ersten Einblick in das abgeschottete Land festzuhalten, begleiteten die Künstler Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine (1827 in Dresden - 1885 in Kötzschenbroda) und Eliphalet Brown (1816 - 1886) in dieser Zeit die Expedition. Des weiteren war der Schriftsteller Bayard Taylor (1825 in Kennett Square - 1878 in Berlin) zugegen. Die Reiseroute verlief von Norfolk (Virginia) über Madeira, St. Helena, Kapstadt, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapur, Macao, Hong Kong und Shanghai zum japanischen Festland und seinen Inseln.] Das Dekorative Blatt zeigt wohl eine der entscheidensten Szenen des Unterfangens. Am 8. März 1853 kommen schlussendlich Verhandlungen zwischen der amerikanischen Delegation unter Leitung Commodore Matthew C. Perry's (Im Vordergrund stehend.) und zwei Vertretern des japanischen Kaisers (Im Zelt sitzend) zustande. Flankiert wird die Gesandtschaft von US Marine-Soldaten und Marines. Der Vertrag wurde am 31. März ratifiziert. Die seltene Ansicht unten links am Rand mit leichtem Eselsohr.

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        Life in Bombay, and the Neighbouring Out-stations

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1852. Octavo. Original pinkish morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine stylised floral devices, "Oriental" panelling in gilt and blind to the front board, in blind to the back, pale cream endpapers with advertisements. Two-tint lithographed frontispiece and eleven other similar plates, woodcut to the text, ad. leaf for Bentley's Railway Library bound in before the half-title. Somewhat rubbed, now sympathetically restored on the spine and at the corners, hinges neatly repaired, light browning throughout the plates somewhat more so and with some off-setting to the text, small piece torn from the lower corner of the title page, no loss of text, a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, just 7 locations on COPAC - BL, NLS, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, SOAS and V & A. "The public has been so long accustomed to contemplate India, either through the magic glass of imagination, as the land of gorgeous palaces and inexhaustible treasures, or through the scarcely less deceptive halo of military glory as the battle-field of contending armies and opposing dynasties; that we feel some serious misgivings, whilst we invite them to survey her with the natural eye, as she really is, in these sober days of peace, when the 'hurly-burly' of our battles lost and won has died away, and all that now is heard to remind us of them, is an occasional; shot resounding through the Khyber Pass, and re-echoed from the far-distant mountains of Affghanistan" (Preface). The author is no doubt sincere, but slightly premature, in his desire to offer a comprehensive view of the Bombay presidency as part of a perfectly pacified India. An excellent descriptive and visual record of the period. Armorial bookplate of John Cornwall and booklabel of John Wolfran Cornwall (1870-1947) to the front pastedown. John Wolfran Cornwall was born in Dehra, India and attended Trinity College, Cambridge, obtaining a BA in 1891 and a MB, BC and MA in 1895. He took his MD in 1900. Cornwall entered the Indian Medical Service in 1896 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He served as Professor of Hygiene at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India, from 1903-1906, and director of the Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India, from 1906 until his retirement in 1926. In 1927 he was awarded a CIE. The engraved armorial bookplate could belong to either his grandfather, Rear Admiral John Cornwall (1795-1870) or of his uncle John Cornwall (1826-1860). Inked ownership inscription of Augusta Wilder, née Smith, to the front pastedown. An attractive and pleasingly-provenanced copy.

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        Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds. Second Edition (With Numerous Additional Engravings). Vol I And Volume 2

      Office Of The National Illustrated Library, London 1852 - Second Edition, 1852, With Many Dozens Of New Illustrations Throughout The Text. Viii,303; Vi, 322 Pp. Brown Cloth, Covers Blindstamped With Lettering And Elaborate Design, Spine With Gilt Lettering And Elaborate Designs, Top Edge Of Vol I Is Gilt, Top Edge Of Vol Ii With Brown Topstain, Original Yellow Endpapers With Ads On All Endpapers Of Vol. I. Very Clean, No Names Or Marks, Gilt Still Brilliant; Fraying To Cloth At Corners, Across Top And Bottom Edges Of Spines, And Tear Along Most Of Rear Spine Edge Of Volume Ii (Which Could Easily Be Strengthened). All Hinges Tight On Volume I, Hinges Cracked Through On Volume Ii, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rheinreise von Basel bis Düsseldorf, mit Ausflügen in das Elsaß und die Rheinpfalz, das Murg- und Neckarthal, an die Bergstraße, in den Odenwald und Taunus, in das Nahe-, Lahn, Ahr-, Roer-, Wupper- und Ruhrthal und nach Aachen.

      Koblenz: Karl Bädeker, 1852. Siebente verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. - LII, 344 S., 2 gefaltete Karten, Plänen von Straßburg, Frankfurt/M, Düsseldorf, Heidelberg Schloß, Koblenz, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Schwetzinger Garten, 15 Ansichten, Komplette und sehr seltene Ausgabe Sprache: Deutsch Kl.-8°, priv. Pappband mit neuen Vorsätzen, Titelblatt mit kleinen Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust), Kanten stärker berieben, noch gutes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES II

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First Edition in Book Form n. Hardcover. 194 x 127 mm (7 5/8 x 5"). Two volumes. First Edition in Book Form. VERY PRETTY BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with a frame comprising plain and decorative gilt rules, an inlaid maroon morocco strap, and ornate gilt cornerpieces of many small floral tools on a stippled background, raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments with floral branches radiating from a central circle, the background stippled and with small circlets, delicate floral frame on turn-ins, leather hinges, olive and gold silk jacquard endleaves, top edges gilt. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 179 ENGRAVED PLATES, most of them portraits, others being views of palaces or London street scenes (the plates listed alphabetically on printed leaves following the Table of Contents, this listing obviously prepared either for this copy alone or else for a very limited number of copies). Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas McKean. A small nick to one board, otherwise just a hint of use to the attractive, lustrous, and scarcely worn bindings; the majority of inserted plates foxed (two dozen of them noticeably so), variable offsetting from engraved material, otherwise excellent internally. This is a very attractively bound and extensively extra-illustrated copy of the biography of Eleanor ("Nell") Gwyn (1650-87), an orange-seller and actress who became the most famous of Charles II's mistresses. Despite being illiterate, she was a successful comedienne, and she meant so much to the king that he is reported to have said on his deathbed, "Don't let poor Nelly starve." She died of apoplexy only two years after the king. Cunningham's account originally appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" in 1851 and then was published for the first time in book form by Bradbury & Evans in 1852. Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery. Over the years, Zaehnsdorf employed a considerable number of distinguished binders, including the Frenchman Louis Genth (who was chief finisher from 1859-84), and trained a number of others, including Roger de Coverly and Sarah Prideaux. A family-run business until 1947, the Zaehnsdorf bindery continued to produce consistently attractive, tasteful, and innovative designs executed with unfailing skill.

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        Gothaischer Genealogischer Hofkalender [Hof-Kalendar] nebst diplomatisch-statistischem Jahrbuche 1852 (x2), 1854, 1861, 1862, 1864

      Gotha: Justus Perthes. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1852. First Edition. Cloth. Publisher's decorative cloth stamped in blind and with titles in gilt on spine, printed yellow endpapers, in publisher's original dust-wrappers with printed paper spine labels; pagination varies. The books are all near fine, with some scattered internal foxing and offsetting and occasional minor ink notations; the jackets are very good or better, with minor chipping at the edges and spine tips; the front flap for 1862 is missing ; the 1864 volume has the original price printed on the spine label and a contemporary bookseller ticket affixed to the front pastedown; Attractive, and scarce in the wrappers. .

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        Averroès et l'averroïsme. Essai historique.

      Paris, Auguste Durand, 1852, - in-8, demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à nerfs, reliure de l'époque, VII + 367 pp. Edition originale rare de la thèse de Renan, tirée à 500 exemplaires et qui constitue son premier livre. Coiffes un peu frottées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Italia EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Victor Lecou, 1852. Fine. Victor Lecou, Paris 1852, 12,5x18cm, relié. - first edition. Bound in red half leather Russia, back smoothes decorated with double gilded nets, corners slightly rubbed, read the time. Precious autograph signed Théophile Gautier Balquin Monsieur des Essarts on the half-title page. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi cuir de Russie rouge, dos lisse orné de double filets dorés, coins très légèrement frottés, relire de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier à Monsieur Balquin des Essarts sur la page de faux-titre.

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        The Nestorians and Their Rituals: With the Narrative of a Mission to Mesopotamia and Coordistan in 1842-1844, and of a Late Visit to Those Countries in 1850; also, Researches into the Present Condition of the Syrian Jacobites, Papal Syrians, and Chaldeans, and an Inquiry into the Religious Tenets of the Yezeedees

      Joseph Masters, London 1852 - 2 vols. illustrations (including 11 tinted plates, two frontises, and 2 linen folding maps), index (to Vol. I but not Vol. II), xxiv, 448, xiii, 426p. plus 52p. publisher's catalog dated October, 1851. Original purple cloth. 23cm. Backstrip faded to brown. Splitting along joints. Appears to have been completely or partially rebacked with most of original backstrips present. Inner hinges stiff (new free endpapers partially pasted down). Former owner's name. Note in one of the volumes indicates that this set was purchased from us sometime in the past and then had work done on it by a binder in Athens. Folding maps creased several times and misfolded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras literarias de D. Sinibaldo de Mas.

      Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra 1852 - 4º, (234x156mm.).- Parte 1: [6], 249, 8, 8, [8], [4] p.;Sistema musical de la lengua castellana. 4ª edicion, aumentada, corregida y simplificada; Memoria sobre la empolladura artificial de huevos de gallina en Egipto (copiada del Diario de la Sociedad Asiática de Bengala, del mes de Enero 1839, nº 85, art. IV., en inglés, con [1] h. de lám. pleg.); L'Idéographie: Mémoire sur la posibilité et la facilité de former une écriture générale au moyen de laquelle tous les peuples puissent s'entendre mutuellement sans que les uns connaissent la langue des autres. 2e. éd. corr. et augm.; Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique-français. Français-ideographique; Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique; [grabados con la musicalidad de los ideogramas]. Parte 2: 175, [3]-135, [1] p., La Eneida de Virgilio. Traducida al castellano; Aristodemo, tragedia. 2ª edición (precedida de unas breves observaciones sobre esa tragedia y sobre el drama en general); Nicea, tragedia; Poesías líricas. 2ª edicion, limada y disminuida; Despachos. Memoria sobre el estado del reino de Grecia remitida á fines de 1834 al Excmo. Sr. primer Secretario de Estado y del Despacho.- Cubiertas mudas de papel de aguas, protegidas por un forro de papel vegetal. Sin desbarbar. Pequeña rasgadura en portada reparada con cello. Mancha de humedad en el cuarto inferior de las últimas cincuenta páginas de la segunda parte.- // La obra de Sinibaldo de Más es tan inclasificable como el propio Sinibaldo: alumno aventajado en lenguas hasta provocar la admiración de Félix Torres Amat antes de haber cumplido 20 años, llegó a manejar una veintena de ellas, proponiendo una nueva métrica para la poesía en castellano a partir de una teoría sobre la música de esa lengua, mostrando su eficacia traduciendo a su compás la 'Eneida' y el 'Ars poetica' de Virgilio. Viajero en Grecia, Egipto, Arabia, India, China y Filipinas, ejerció, primero por vocación y luego por encargo, de informante sobre la situación socioeconómica de los países por los que iba pasando [la amistad con Torres Amat le acercó a Martínez de la Rosa, buen lingüista, que llegaría a encargarle (cfr. I, p. 6-8) que aprovechase su paso por la India para informarse sobre el sánscrito,y tener en cuenta al pasar por Egipto y Arabia lo recogido en los viajes de Niebuhr y de Bruce (1)]. Mas remitió desde Grecia un informe sobre su situación alabado todavía hoy por su calidad, publicó en inglés en una revista de Calcuta un detallado informe el sistema egipcio que había visto para el empolle de los huevos de gallina (que permitía multiplicar la producción), y mantuvo al día al gobierno (hasta ser nombrado consul) de la situación en Shangai y de los problemas existentes en Filipinas. Con el tiempo volvió a China como embajador y fruto del encuentro con su escritura pictográfica, publicó en francés en Macao una memoria proponiendo una escritura ideográfica común para todas las lenguas, acreditando su eficacia con la transcripción de textos del inglés, alemán, euskera, indí, tágalo, turco, japonés o del latín, entre otras. A tantas aficiones Mas añadía la poesía dramática y la caligrafía, para la que publicó sendas artes de letra española y letra inglesa en 1860, después de haberse desvivido por promover la unión 'legal y pacífica' de España y Portugal, con una obra que tuvo 3 ediciones en portugués y 5 en castellano, la última en 1868. La primera versión de estas 'Obras literarias', titulada 'Pout-pourri literario', tuvo dos partes impresas una en Manila, 1845, y la otra en Madrid, Ribadeneyra, 1846. El cambio del lugar de impresión, debido al regreso de Mas a España, ha dado lugar a que se hable de dos ediciones, una filipina y otra española, sin que sea así. Esta reedición de 1852, de nuevo en dos partes (que en este ejemplar se encuentran reunidas) presenta la peculiaridad de que el cuerpo de la segunda parte incorpora ejemplares de restos de ediciones de algunos de los textos compilados.- // (1) Véanse nuestras refs. C - 0176 y C - 0177. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Christmas with the Poets

      London - David Bogue 1852 - A collection of festive carols and poems from numerous authors. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and tinted vignettes by Birket Foster. Signed by Birket Foster to the front free-endpaper. With contributions by George Wither, Shakespeare, Thomas Tusser, William Thackeray and many others. The poems span from the anglo-Norman period to the present time. Condition: In a green morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally, rubbed, with some slight wear to the extremities. Front joint very tender, and board may detach in the post despite careful packing, and rear hinge starting. Internally, binding tender, with many pages detached due to gutta percha binding. Pages are bright, though with a few scattered handling marksthroughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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