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        ISTORIA DELLA LETTERATURA SICILIANA

      Palermo, Stab. Tipogr. Carini, 1852-1863. In-8 p. (mm. 214x142), 12 voll. in 11 tomi, mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, ca. 300 pp. cad. L?'opera è suddivisa per epoche: Primitiva - Greca-Sicula - Romana - Cristiana - Saracena - Normanna - Svevo-Angioina - Aragonese - Castigliana. Termina con: Appendici all?'epoca Castigliana (secolo XV e seguenti). "Prima edizione". Cfr. Moncada Lo Giudici, p. 488: ?"L?'A., gesuita, nato a Caltagirone nel 1789, morì a Palermo nel 1860. La sua opera più importante è una "Storia letteraria di Sicilia" in 12 voll., ma fu anche elegante latinista e membro di varie Accademie?" - Mira,II, p. 118: ?"I pregi di sì importante lavoro sono ben riconosciuti, e fa ben mestieri percorrerlo onde valutare giustamente quella profonda e piena conoscenza delle cose sicule, quella chiarezza di dettato che vi si ammirano. Che se la Storia del Narbone lascia, come tutte le cose umane, qualche cosa a desiderare, resterà tuttavolta monumento mirabile di studii e d?'ingegno?". Con fiorit. ma buon esemplare. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Recherches sur le commerce, la fabrication et l'usage des etoffes de soie, d'or et d'argent et autres tissus precieux en Occident, principalement en France pendant le moyen age. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Crapelet, 1852/1854.. 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl., IV, 386 S., 1 w. Bl; 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl., 580 S. u. 1 w. Bl. Gr. 8°. Halblederbände d. Zeit. Goldgeprägte Rücken. Kopfgoldschnitt. Tls. bestoßen u. berieben. Exlibris. Name a. d. 1. Blatt, etwas fleckig.. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Lipp Yb 12. Das ausführliche Werk mit detailliertem Inhaltsverzeichnis u. umfangreichem Register (S. 505-580) erschien in einer Auflage von nur 250 Exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Buchhandlung Held GbR]
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        LONDON EXHIBITED IN 1851; elucidating its natural and physical characteristics[;] its antiquity and architecture; its arts, manufactures, trade, and organization; its social, literary, and scientific institutions; and its numerous galleries of fine art. With 205 illustrations, executed by Mr. Robert Branston, Mr. H. G. Jewitt, Mr. J. R. Jobbins, and others; including a newly constructed map, engraved by Mr. Wilson Lowry. Edited and Published by John Weale.

      910, [2 ad's] pages. Colour frontispiece of the Great Conservatory at Kew; separate colour title with a vignette portrait of Prince Albert. Numerous wood-engravings within the text throughout. Original cloth, gilt. Thick octavo. The folding, engraving map at the rear measures 52 x 95 cm. The book has been recased and re-backed with the original spine laid down; the endpapers have been replaced; the map has two short tears on the folds; some light spotting to the coloured title and frontispiece; else a very good, clean copy of a scarce book.

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

      CONCURRENT WITH COMMODORE PERRY'S JAPAN VISIT Edo 1852, - Shibata. Yellow stiff covers, very good, woodblockprinted, color outline map, egg-shaped projection of theworld, Japanese text, sheet size: 1 meter 5.5 x 49 cm., mapsize 75.5 x 49 cm., woodbock printed on hand-made paper.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        SHINTEI CHIKYUU BANKOKU HOOZU: NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

      A LARGE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED WORLD MAP Edo 1852, - Toryoh. Yellow stiff covers, symbol key, inset offour color globes, woodblock printed by hand on hand madepaper, opens to ca. 1 meter 31.5 x 80 cm., folds down to ca.17 x 27 cm., some folds mended, slight soil, toned. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Uncle Tom`s Cabin. Vol. I-II.

      Boston, John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. 312 + 322 s. Vignetter på tittelbl. 6 plansjer. + A Key to Uncle Tom`s Cabin. Boston, John P. Jewett & Company, 1853. Uniformt bundet i nyere elegante sorte helmaroquinbind med fem opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Helt gullsnitt. I kassett.. First edition, First issue, with Hobart and Robbins imprint to verso of title. Engraved vignette titles and 6 plates. Uniform bound in modern black morocco. All edges gilt. Spine gilt in compartments. Housed in slip-case

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        Illustrierter Plan von Hamburg und Altona. Bearbeitet, gezeichnet und lithographiert von Wilh. Heuer. Kolorierte Federlithographie von Wilhelm Heuer, gedruckt bei H.F.Plate.

      Hamburg, C. Gassmann, (1852). - 42,0 x 53,2 cm. Stadtplan mit sechs Randansichten, oben Panorama von Hamburg, unten Panorama von Altona, in den Ecken 4 kleine Ansichten (Börse, Heiss–Hof, Rainville und Rathaus in Altona). Der Plan mit Flächenkolorit, die Ansichten in sehr schönem Kolorit, eiweißgehöht. Prachtvolles Blatt. Salamon 10.2.3 Sta 1a. Nebenstehende Abbildung ist aus mehreren Bildern zusammengesetzt, die farblichen Absätze existieren im Original nicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        LA SANTA BIBLIA traducida al español de la Vulgata Latina y anotada . por D. Felipe Scio de San Miguel.

      Impr. Pablo Riera, Barcelona 1852 - 6 vols. 28'5x19'5. 720p, 708p, 399p, 559p, 824p, 668p. Láminas grabs, mapas despl. iluminados (alguna rasgadura), algo de óxido. Encuad. edit. plena piel con gofrados, algo rozada en algún tomo, dos lomos con rasgadura. 1852-1854

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata: From Their Discovery And Conquest By The Spanish To The Establishment Of Their Political Independence

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1852. Second edition, enlarged with a new map and illustrations. Lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece of Sebastian Cabot. With 5 lithograph plates, one tinted (p. 97); folding map colored in outline (mended), several drawings in text. xlii , 434 pp., 32 pp. of publisher's ads at rear. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter brown morocco. Brazilian bookseller ticket at back. Lacking frontispiece as noted. Some rubbing to binding, browning to text block. Sabin 58613

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        JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE: Comprising the Narrative of a Captivity in Japan, & an Account of British Commercial Intercourse With That Country.

      AN EARLY 19th CENTURY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN BY A RUSSIANLondon 1852, - Colburn. Green blind stamped cloth, 2 vol. set,very good, spines a bit faded, head, tail bit worn, else aclean & solid copy 334+286p., new & revised edition. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Tiroler Gebirgslandschaft mit einem breiten Flußtal.

      . Aquarell, auf festem bräunlichem Zeichenpapier, links unten bezeichnet "Untere Erzgraben... Ettal", rechts unten signiert und datiert "Leop Rottmann 1852". 29,9:50,3 cm. - Zwei Einrisse im linken Teil der Darstellung sind sauber restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar, kleine Restaurierung in der linken unteren Ecke. Farbfrisches Aquarell und typische Arbeit Leopold Rottmanns. Der in der Bezeichnung erwähnte "Erzgraben" ist ein Nebenfluß des Alpbachs, gelegen in Tirol.. Leopold Rottmann, jüngerer Bruder des bekannten Landschaftsmalers Carl Rottmann (1797-1850), ging nach ersten Studien bei dem Landschaftsmaler J.W.Chr. Roux (1775-1831) in Heidelberg 1830 an die Münchner Akademie, um Porträt- und Historienmalerei zu erlernen. Bald jedoch wandte er sich - von H. Heß (1798-1863) und seinem Bruder angeregt - der Landschaftsmalerei zu. Seit 1834 unternahm er wiederholt Studienreisen nach Tirol und ins Salzburger Land, wo zahlreiche Aquarelle entstanden. In den nächsten Jahren wandte er sich vermehrt und so erfolgreich der Lithographie zu, weshalb er 1840 als Lehrer für Lithographie an die Münchner Akademie berufen wurde - zu seinen bekanntesten Schülern zählen sicher Kronprinz Ludwig, der spätere König Ludwig II. von Bayern und Prinzessin Therese von Bayern. Im Auftrag von König Maximilian II. Joseph fertigte er ab 1854 mehrere Aquarellfolgen an, die dessen Jagdstände und Lieblingsplätze im Hochgebirge zeigen, und einen zweiten Zyklus, der dessen im Sommer 1858 durchgeführte Gebirgs-tour von Arenenberg bis Berchtesgaden behandelt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Rio de Janeiro da Ilha das Cobras

      The transition from paintings to photographs, one of the most visually arresting images of Rio de Janeiro . N.d. [ca. 1852]. Paris. Lemercier & Ciceri. Hand colored pair of lithographs, occasional foxing spots. Each ca. 800 mm x 600 mm.These views are part of one of the finest iconographic renderings and monumental publishing?s on Rio de Janeiro of the 19th century. The views are taken after Victor Frond´s daguerreotypes, a revolutionary alternative by the 19th century: up to that point, prints were taken after the drawings or paintings of an artist. This change eliminated the subjectivity (or potential artistic license) of an artist, and shows us Rio de Janeiro as captured by a photograph; it allows a reliable idea of what the city looked like by the time of their confection. The lithographic process was left to the hands of the most skilled engravers of Paris, Lemercier and Ciceri, which accounts for the beauty and splendor transmitted in the view. "Talvez a mais ambiciosa iniciativa em material de litografia europeia sobre o Rio de Janeiro" (Braziliana Itau). The complete series comprises 10 or 13 lithographs, which are never ?"or almost so- found together. This copy is exactly the same as the one portrayed in Braziliana Itau (pp. 84/5), where a note to their rarity is found there "nao existe complete em instituicao nacional alguma". Some of the other prints of the series are: "As praias St. Luzia e Gloria", "A Prainha da Saude", "Catette en entrada da Barra".Correa do Lago, Baziliana Itau.

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        Port of Auckland, New Zealand. Sailing Directions, compiled by Thomas Kerr, Esq., Master of Her Majesty's Surveying Vessel Pandora.

      Williamson & Wilson,, Auckland: 1852 - 4 page, locally printed, Sailing directions for AUCKLAND, the recently established British colonial port compiled by the master of Her Majesties Surveying Vessel Pandora. Elaborately printed with at least 8 different type fonts and wide margins. This information was then transcribed in " The New Zealander ", Volume 8, Issue 687, 13 November 1852, Page 2It wasn’t until the 1840s, some years after New Zealand had been settled by British colonials, that the Port of Auckland was officially established. Shortly after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, Capt. William Hobson,(Lieut. Governor of the new British colony), selected Auckland as the first post-treaty capital specifically because of its potential as a port. Auckland was chosen in order to satisfy the urgent need to establish a suitable capital and trading center. In spite of unsatisfactory wharf facilities located on large tidal mud flats, the township quickly expanded into a center for maritime trade.The detailed survey (the "Great Survey") of the New Zealand coast began in 1848 with the HMS Acheron, a steam paddle sloop under Captain Stokes, and the HMS Pandora under Captain Drury, and continued until 1856 when Britain recalled the ships. Much specific and useful information is included in the circular making Auckland a much safer hoabour: "easiness of approach", tides, making land, descriptions of islands and island groups, channels, rocks, buoy locations, and capes. A few short splits at original folds, not affecting text. Obviously used with contempory folds and contemporary ink written title on one of the folds along with the words "beads" and "shot ",both with what looks like a price?, There are also some penciled numbers that seem to be used for an addition . Printed on three sides, folded 9 x 11 1/2". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Histoire des Jesuites et des Francs-Macons; Suivie de L'Histoire des Societes religieuses et politiques, des Francs-Juges, des Templiers, du conseil des dix, des Carbonari, des Etrangleurs, etc. etc

      Paris: P.H. Krabbe, 1852. Hardcover. Rebound. Half leatherette and marbled-paper covered boards. 5 Vols. in 3. Lighter foxing and spotting throughout, not highly detractive. Many engraved plates. 396+395+392+436+443 pp.

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        Aulacorhamphus Caeruleogularis, Gould. [Blue-throated Groove-bill]

      Printed by Hullmandel & Walton.. Published between 1852- 1854.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 inches. Overall light foxing, light embossing from clips at top edge, remains of three small pieces of tape at top edge of verso. With accompanying text sheet. A stunningly rich image from the second edition of John Gould's magnificent "A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of Toucans." .

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        Sächsische Landschaft mit einer Mühle bei Kamenz.

      . Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, im Unterrand signiert und datiert "C.G. Hammer dl a N. Dresd. 1852", verso bezeichnet "In Prietz b/ Kamenz Dommühle". 20,9:27,1 cm. Typische mit tupfendem Pinsel detailreich und bildmäßig durchgeführte Zeichnung.. Seit 1794 war Hammer Schüler der Dresdener Akademie, seit 1798 insbesondere des Landschaftsstechers J.Ph. Veit (1768-1837). 1816 wurde er Mitglied, 1829 außerordentlicher Professor der Dresdener Akademie. Er war ein ungewöhnlich fleißiger Künstler. Zahlreiche Zeichnungen von ihm, in Bleistift, Sepia, Aquarell oder Deckfarben, aus den Jahren 1799-1855 bewahren die Sammlungen in Dresden, Berlin und Weimar u.a.O. auf. Die Motive für seine eigenen Naturaufnahmen fand er in Sachsen, Nordböhmen (Karlsbad und Teplitz), Schlesien und dem Spreewald. Goethe interessierte sich sehr für Hammers Arbeiten und besuchte sogar 1810 seine Werkstatt in Dresden.

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        [Op. 107]. Sechs Gesänge für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte Fräulein Sophia Schloß zugeeignet... Op. 107. (Heft 36 der einstimmigen Gesänge.). Heft 1. Pr. 12/1/2 Sgr. Heft 2. Pr. 15 Sgr. With an inscription signed by Schumann to the author of Im Wald, one of the poems in the song cycle

      Cassel, bei C. Luckhardt. Leipzig, bei B. Hermann. Hamburg, bei A. Cranz. Zürich, bei Gebr. Hug. Winterthur, bei F. Rieter=Biedermann [PN 277, 278] [August 1852]. Folio. Disbound. Two volumes with uniform title. Heft 1: [i] (title), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Heft 2: [i] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. With Schumann's autograph inscription in brown ink to lower right corner of title of Heft 1 to the author of Im Wald, one of the poems in the song cycle, Wolfgang Müller [Peter Wilhelm Carl Müller (1816-1873)]: "H[err]n Wolfgang Müller zur Erinnerung R. Schumann." Former owner's signature in pencil to upper right corner of title of Heft 1: "Schrödl." Outer margins slightly browned; some show- through; respective volume and price underlined on titles in dark red ink; publisher's small round handstamp to foot of title of both volumes.. First Edition, first issue of the complete song cycle, apparently unrecorded. Very rare. Hofmann p. 233 (a later issue, with prices of individual songs to title). McCorkle p. 457 (with prices of individual songs to title; present copy not acknowledged as "Widmungsexemplar," however, see pp. 456e, where Schumann's autograph manuscript of the fifth song in the cycle, Im Wald, is inscribed to Emily Müller, Wolfgang Muller's wife, is cited). Hoboken 15, 188 and 189 (with prices of individual songs added to title). There is no known bibliographical reference to any copy without prices to individual songs. The dedicatee of the edition, alto Sophie Schloß (1822-1903), sang the public premiere, with Clara Schumann accompanying. The extensive use of Fraktur, even for text underlay, is a notable feature of this edition.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Occupational ambrotype of two house painters, with brushes in hand

      n.p. 1852 - Rare Signed and Dated Occupational Ambrotype of Two House Painters A few spots to image, and some oxidization to frame Sixth plate ambroype in original case, photographer's name and date ("H.J. Ellicott/ September 15, 1852") in pencil in case behind image. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4 " [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Emaux et Camées. Seconde édition augmentée

      In - 12 (17,5 x 11,6 cm), (2) ff. - 230 pp. - (1) ff., demi - veau aubergine foncé, dos lisse orné de filets, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Troisième édition, en partie originale, augmentée de 9 poèmes inédits. L'Edition originale de 1852 chez Didier contenant 18 poèmes, celle de Poulet - Malassis en contient donc 27, dont la Préface (les 2 poèmes ajoutés à la seconde édition en 1853 chez Didier également, n'ont pas été repris, Les Accroche - coeurs et Les Néreides). Les 9 poèmes nouveaux sont : Odelette anacréontique, Fumée, Apollonie, L'Aveugle, Lied, Fantaisies d'hiver, La Source, L'Art, Buchers et tombeaux. Illustré d'un beau frontispice dessiné et gravé à l'eau - forte par Emile Théodore THEROND (Saint - Jean - du - Gard 1821 - ?), représentant un portrait de l'auteur en médaillon, ainsi que de bandeaux et culs - de - lampe gravés sur bois, par le même. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier au verso du frontispice : "à Maria Baubry, tendre et long souvenir ". Imprimé sur beau papier. Edition tirée à 1000 exemplaires. (frottements sur le dos, quelques rousseurs légères). / / 12o (17,5 x 11,6 cm), (2) ff. - 230 pp. - (1) ff., dark aubergine half - calf, smooth spine tooled with fillets, sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Third edition, partly original, with 9 new poems added. The first edition, published in 1852 by Didier, containing 18 poems, this one by Poulet - Malassis contains 27 poems, including Preface (the 2 poems added to third edition, 1853, also Didier, were not printed in this third edition, "Les Accroche - coeurs" and "Les Néreides"). The 9 new poems are : Odelette anacréontique, Fumée, Apollonie, L'Aveugle, Lied, Fantaisies d'hiver, La Source, L'Art, Buchers et tombeaux. Illustrated with a nice frontispiece, drawn and etched by Emile Théodore THEROND (Saint - Jean - du - Gard 1821 - ?), depicting a medallion portrait of the author, and with wood - engraved heading bands and culs - de - lampe by the same artist. Copy enriched with a sign handwritten dedication by Théophile Gautier on frontispiece verso : "à Maria Baubry, tendre et long souvenir ". Printed on fine paper. Limited printing of 1000 copies. (rubbings on spine, some light spots).

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions 1852, Twenty - ninth Series. LACKS TITLE PAGE. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF FIRST PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: title page, 137 - 159, [1 - blank], engraved plate at end, bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty with some pale browning to lower wrapper, margins of engraved plate stained, light foxing to plate, last blank page has pale age - browning, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence, letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Utica, 1852. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 8 x 5 inches, Utica, September 17, 1852. Written at the height of his philanthropic activities promoting Catholicism to Thomas Hill Hubbard, an American lawyer, judge, and Congressman who was also a founder of Hamilton College and Hamilton Academy in Clinton, New York. In this letter, Devereux is voicing his displeasure with certain business practices, in small part: "I intend going West sometime next week...the later part, and be absent some weeks. Msrs. Dudley are not as frank as their friends represent them. They now rent the house for us to have a large balance against. My friends here care to either act as agents to Mr. McKenny and be subject to all the difficulties they had to contend with...but if the business of the company is managed in other places - I have no desire to continue as a stockholder - however small..." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. Irish born American financier, entrepreneur, and land-owner who purchased 417,970 acres of land in upstate New York, including present day Allegheny County. A staunch Roman Catholic, Devereux traveled to Rome in 1854 and persuaded the Franciscans to come to Western New York and start a mission. He would provide the land and money. The Franciscans agreed and St. Bonaventure University was officially established in 1858. Devereux and Hubbard were friends and business partners who got along well despite their differences in religious beliefs. However, letters in the collection of the New York Historical Society reveal that Devereux sometimes felt that Hubbard failed to act accordingly when the later perceived that religious bias was used in various business transactions.

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        Exploration And Survey Of The Valley Of The Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including A Reconnoissance OF a New Route Through The Rocky Mountains Senate Special Session, March 1851, Executive No. 3

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. First Edition. Very good+ 3/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather replacement of back strip which with a gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with three prior owner's book plates tipped-in on the front end sheets; and, with pencil notations on the title page. Scattered light foxing throughout. 487 pages including an index, text and tables. The primary text by Captain Stansbury is illustrated with a frontispiece, 34 tinted, lithographic plates (two of which fold-out) and the fold-out "Fac simile of a part of a map of North America" originally done in 1710. The appendices, written by others in Stansbury's party, are illustrated with 23 black and white plates of reptiles, insects, plants and paleontology. A portion or part of Plate IV listed in the contents under Paleontology illustrating Pleurotomaria coronula and Euomphalus subplanus is missing (and probably never bound-in). The two large, fold-out maps which are often found in a separate volume are, in this case, bound-in and are both in excellent condition the last of which has a small 1/2" closed tear at the margin. Considered quite scarce" by Howes (Howes, S-884; Graff, 3947; Sabin, 90372; Wagner-Camp, 219; Wheat, 764 & 765) An extremely attractive volume with restoration work to the binding saving the original marbled paper covers and leather corners.

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        Horn?s Overland Guide, from the U S Indian Sub-Agency, Council Bluffs, on the Missouri River, to the City of Sacramento, in California

      16mo. New York: Colton, 1852. 16mo, 83, 18 (ads) pp. with large folding map, route handcoloured in red. Original blindstamped blue cloth, gilt title on upper board, blue speckled edges, endpapers and pasted portion of map lightly foxed, else a remarkably fine copy without a single tear in the many folds of the map. First edition, second issue. One of the best and most detailed of the handbooks available to westward emigrants, Horn?s guide provided a mile-by-mile list of ?Notable Places, Objects and Remarks? along with accurate mileage charts, and a business directory with advertisements from stores, ferries, and hotels travelers would pass on their way. ?No one should venture across the desert without it,? read the New York Observer?s press endorsement. Howes H-641 (b). Kurutz 343b. Sabin 33021. Streeter 3170.

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        Tiroler Gebirgslandschaft mit einem breiten Flußtal.

      - Aquarell, auf festem bräunlichem Zeichenpapier, links unten bezeichnet „Untere Erzgraben. Ettal", rechts unten signiert und datiert „Leop Rottmann 1852". 29,9:50,3 cm. – Zwei Einrisse im linken Teil der Darstellung sind sauber restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar, kleine Restaurierung in der linken unteren Ecke. Farbfrisches Aquarell und typische Arbeit Leopold Rottmanns. Der in der Bezeichnung erwähnte „Erzgraben" ist ein Nebenfluß des Alpbachs, gelegen in Tirol. Leopold Rottmann, jüngerer Bruder des bekannten Landschaftsmalers Carl Rottmann (1797-1850), ging nach ersten Studien bei dem Landschaftsmaler J.W.Chr. Roux (1775-1831) in Heidelberg 1830 an die Münchner Akademie, um Porträt- und Historienmalerei zu erlernen. Bald jedoch wandte er sich – von H. Heß (1798-1863) und seinem Bruder angeregt – der Landschaftsmalerei zu. Seit 1834 unternahm er wiederholt Studienreisen nach Tirol und ins Salzburger Land, wo zahlreiche Aquarelle entstanden. In den nächsten Jahren wandte er sich vermehrt und so erfolgreich der Lithographie zu, weshalb er 1840 als Lehrer für Lithographie an die Münchner Akademie berufen wurde – zu seinen bekanntesten Schülern zählen sicher Kronprinz Ludwig, der spätere König Ludwig II. von Bayern und Prinzessin Therese von Bayern. Im Auftrag von König Maximilian II. Joseph fertigte er ab 1854 mehrere Aquarellfolgen an, die dessen Jagdstände und Lieblingsplätze im Hochgebirge zeigen, und einen zweiten Zyklus, der dessen im Sommer 1858 durchgeführte Gebirgs-tour von Arenenberg bis Berchtesgaden behandelt.

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        Report of a Geological Survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota; and Incidentally of a Portion of Nebraska Territory. [With:] The Illustrations to the Geological Report of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. First edition. 71wood-engraved plates and vignettes in text volume, plate volume with 27 engraved and gravure fossil and geological plates, lettered tissue-guards, 20 lithographed maps, plans, and elevations (most folding and partially handcolored), large folding engravd geological map. xxxviii, [ii], [41]-638, [2] pp. 2 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-7/8 inches). Bound in full presentation red morocco, gilt extra, a.e.g. Signed on the front pastedowns by Millard Fillmore and dated Feburary 23, 1853 and with his press mark G-1 on both title-pages. Joints rubbed, some foxing and browning to plates. Very good. Millard FillmoreÕs Copy Owen was appointed United States Geologist during the Polk administration but published his final report on the mineral lands of the Chippewa land district when Fillmore was president. This specially-bound presentation copy would have been presented to the President by Owen or the General Land Office.

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        The Recollections of a Policeman By Thomas Waters, An Inspector of the London Detective Corps

      New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers, no. 8, Park Place, 1852. First edition (preceding the London edition by four years). 238 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half green calf and marbled boards. Extremities slightly rubbed. Very good. Pirated collection - from "some of our American magazines" - of these detective stories by Russell, preceding the London edition by four years.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly Illustrated Edition Complete in One Volume

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1852. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good to Good. Billings, Hammatt; Engraved by Baker, Smith, and Andrew. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The first illustrated edition in the original ornately decorated cloth covers. Although the publishing date reads 1853, the book was actually released in December, 1852. Complete with all 560 pages, the half-title, frontispiece, and extra illustrated title page. All edges gilt. Billings, who drew the seven pictures in the first edition, drew 117 new pictures for this deluxe illustrated issue which was published in time for Christmas sales of 1852 and advertised by Jewett as "The Splendid Edition." Sound binding with neat, professional hinge repair. Owners' information in the forematter. Clean pages; some foxing. Minor wear to cover. Bright gilt decoration and lettering. Exceptionally attractive.

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        Christmas Books

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1852. First authorized collected edition, with a new preface by Dickens. Wood-engraved frontispiece after John Leech, section-title to each story, text in double column. 266, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's blind-panelled green cloth gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, gilt spine slightly faded, corners and head and foot of spine just bumped. Frontispiece lightly foxed, else fine copy. Issued as part of Chapman and Hall's Cheap Edition of the Works of Mr. Charles Dickens (pirated collected editions had previously appeared in the United States).

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        Gesamtans., "Reichenbach im Voigtlande".

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

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        Capitayn van de bende. [Amsterdam], Claes Jansz. Visscher, [ca. 1645]. A series of 24 numbered engraved plates by Claes Jansz. Visscher after Jacques Callot (some copied in mirror image), the first with the title on a banner carried by the beggar in plate 1. With: (2) QUAST, Pieter Jansz. T is al verwart-gaeren.[Amsterdam], Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1652. With 24 (of 26) numbered engraved plates, the first with the title at the foot. 2 works in 1 volume. Small folio (26.5 x 19.5 cm). 18th-century paste paper over boards.

      Ad 1: Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXXVIII, p. 247 ("not traced"); cf. Meaume, Ouvrages De Jacques Callot (1852), 0685-0709 (original series); WorldCat (1 copy of Allard issue); ad 2: Wurzbach II, p. 369; cf. Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XVII, p. 243, 7-33 (first state); Muller, Historieplaten 2046; not in WorldCat. Ad 1: Only copy located, with the plates in their first state, of a print series depicting beggars and tramps published by Claes Jansz. Visscher after the original ca. 1625 print series by Jacques Callot, Capitano de Baroni. Hollstein notes that the stock list of Claes Jansz. Visscher's son Claes Claesz. Visscher II includes this title, but no copy could be located. The plates apparently descended to Carel Allard (active 1673-1707) for he published it with the plates in a second state, bearing his own name (known only from a copy at Yale University Library). Ad 2: A rare print series of tramps, cripples and beggars, originally engraved by Hondius after designs by the Dutch painter Pieter Jansz, Quast (ca. 1605-1647), first published in 1638 and still bearing that date at the end. The plates are here in their second state, reworked and published by Claes Jansz. Visscher and dated 1652 on the title-plate. Small spot on the title-page of the first work, a few faint stains in the margins, plates also numbered by hand, and lacking plates 3 and 4 of the second work. Very good copies.

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        Dresden. - Gesamtansicht. - Vogelschau. - French. - "Dresden".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Stahlstich, alt koloriert, 1852-1869. Von Wiliam French, nach Adolph Eltzner. 20,6 x 34,6 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 32,0 x 44,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert: "W. French". Darunter betitelt. Stadtwappen oberhalb der Darstellung. Verlegeradresse von Albert Henry Payne in Dresden & Leipzig. - Blatt im Randbereich schwach gebräunt und teils mit Ausrissen bzw. Knickspuren. In ein Passepartout montiert. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Wiliam French (um 1815 - 1898 East Grinstead / Sussex). Englischer Kupferstecher und Stahlstecher. Stach mit einigem Geschick zahlreiche Gemäldereproduktionen, u.a. für renommierte Galeriewerke in Wien und Dresden. War über lange Zeit mit dem Verlagshaus von seinem Landsmann Albert Henry Payne in Leipzig und Dresden verbunden. Adolph Eltzner (um 1850). Deutscher Zeichner in Hamburg..

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        Historia Natural De Las Drogas Simples ó Curso De Historia Natural Esplicado En La Escuela De Farmacia De Paris. Cuarta Edición Corregida y Considerablemente Aumentada.

      Manual A. Gil, Madrid 1852 - 495 - 399 - 539 y 312pp. Muy ilustrado entre el texto con figuas. Size: 4 Vols. En 8ºmayor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN: AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES THE SECOND

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First edition. Spines evenly faded to mellow brown, minor surface cracking to one joint. VG and still a deluxe presentation. First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. vii, 72p; (ii). 73-152p. Extra-Illustrated with 137 engraved plates of views, portraits, etc. Bound by Tout in full olive crushed morocco with patter papern endpapers and doblures in maroon and gold, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and elaborate panel gilt, each featuring a small central flower, the covers with extra fancy gilt frames.

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        THE HUNTER-NATURALIST. ROMANCE OF SPORTING; OR, WILD SCENES AND WILD HUNTERS.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, 1852 Second Edition. Hardback. - 8vo. pp 610, colour chromolithograph frontis and 4 other colour plates and many b/w illus in text. Copies are known with 10 colour plates; there is no evidence any more were bound in to this copy.Signed presentation from the author to Nathaniel Hawthorne 'to Nathaniel Hawthorne from the author C.W. Webber.' Further presented by Nathaniel Hawthorne to his English friend Henry Bright ('Mr H.A. Bright from Nath'l Hawthorne.' There are frequent allusions to Henry Bright in the 'Note-books' and biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose acquaintance he made at Concord, Massachusetts in 1852. The friendship was renewed and deepened in the following year, when Hawthorne became consul at Liverpool. In 1854 they made a tour in Wales together, and the friendship lasted until Hawthorne's death. This was probably a copy sent by the author for review. In the Boston Daily Advertiser (10 Dec. 1851), Nathaniel Hawthorne enthusiastically praised the book. However, Hawthorne expressed reservations about the reception of the book in a private letter -'I doubt whether the poor fellow succeeds, after all. His object is not definite enough for the public comprehension -- at any rate, he does not pursue it definitely. I fear he will find no niche to put himself into -- but I am glad that I have done this very little mite for him and his wife." (Hawthorne to E. P. Whipple, 7 Dec. 1851). An attractive copy with an excellent association. Very good indeed. Original publisher's dark brown cloth lettered gilt at the spine and blind-patterned at front and back. Slight foxing to prelims, some highly skilled rebacking at spine with perfect colour matching, endpapers unaffected. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Wonder-book for Girls and Boys.

      Boston Ticknor, Reed, & Fields 1852 - Octavo. vi, (7), 256pp. First edition. First issue, with "lifed" for "lifted" on page 21, line 3. Illustrated with a frontispiece and six plates after designs by Hammat Billings. Hawthorne’s groundbreaking attempt to retell Greek myths in a style suitable for children met with enough success that it led to a sequel, Tanglewood Tales, published the following year. In his introduction, he wrote "Children possess an unestimated sensitivity to whatever is deep or high, in imagination or feeling, so long as it is simple, likewise. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilders them." In the original blue publisher’s cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, which is nearly as fresh and bright as the day it was issued. Rare in such fine condition, with only light foxing and slight rubbing to corners and top of spine. Neat presentation inscription dated before publication, Christmas, 1851. In a cloth chemise and handsome full-morocco slipcase. (BAL 7606, Parley to Penrod p. 6). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Utica, 1852. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 8 x 5 inches, Utica, September 17, 1852. Written at the height of his philanthropic activities promoting Catholicism to Thomas Hill Hubbard, an American lawyer, judge, and Congressman who was also a founder of Hamilton College and Hamilton Academy in Clinton, New York. In this letter, Devereux is voicing his displeasure with certain business practices, in small part: "I intend going West sometime next week...the later part, and be absent some weeks. Msrs. Dudley are not as frank as their friends represent them. They now rent the house for us to have a large balance against. My friends here care to either act as agents to Mr. McKenny and be subject to all the difficulties they had to contend with...but if the business of the company is managed in other places - I have no desire to continue as a stockholder - however small..." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. Irish born American financier, entrepreneur, and land-owner who purchased 417,970 acres of land in upstate New York, including present day Allegheny County. A staunch Roman Catholic, Devereux traveled to Rome in 1854 and persuaded the Franciscans to come to Western New York and start a mission. He would provide the land and money. The Franciscans agreed and St. Bonaventure University was officially established in 1858. Devereux and Hubbard were friends and business partners who got along well despite their differences in religious beliefs. However, letters in the collection of the New York Historical Society reveal that Devereux sometimes felt that Hubbard failed to act accordingly when the later perceived that religious bias was used in various business transactions.

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        MINING SCENE].

      San Francisco: Published by Chas. P. Kimball, Noisy Carriers' Publishing Hall, [n.d., circa 1852]. - Pictorial letter sheet, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, on blue paper. With the blank conjugate leaf attached. Light old folds, light wrinkling, else near fine. An interesting pictorial letter sheet, showing a scene of miners at work. The illustration takes up the upper half of the sheet, and is a woodcut by E.C. Roberts, whose initials are printed in the reverse in the lower right corner of the image. Kimball, proprietor of the Noisy Carriers' Publishing Hall, made a habit of using woodcuts for his letter sheet illustrations, and their use gives the sheet a charming and rustic feel not usually found with lithographed images. The woodcut shows five miners working a sluice box, while another one rests, seated on a rock, to the right. Cabins and forest are shown in the background. Baird found only five copies of this letter sheet showing miners working a stream. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 172. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 196.

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        [MINING SCENE]

      San Francisco: Published by Chas. P. Kimball, Noisy Carriers' Publishing Hall, [n.d., circa 1852].. Pictorial letter sheet, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, on blue paper. With the blank conjugate leaf attached. Light old folds, light wrinkling, else near fine. An interesting pictorial letter sheet, showing a scene of miners at work. The illustration takes up the upper half of the sheet, and is a woodcut by E.C. Roberts, whose initials are printed in the reverse in the lower right corner of the image. Kimball, proprietor of the Noisy Carriers' Publishing Hall, made a habit of using woodcuts for his letter sheet illustrations, and their use gives the sheet a charming and rustic feel not usually found with lithographed images. The woodcut shows five miners working a sluice box, while another one rests, seated on a rock, to the right. Cabins and forest are shown in the background. Baird found only five copies of this letter sheet showing miners working a stream. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 172. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 196.

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        Tiermedizin-Veterinärwesen: Sammelband mit 7 Schriften.

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

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        Ölgemälde: Die kleine Schäferin.

      - Reizendes kleines Ölgemälde des Wiener Genremalers Joseph Kinzel ( *1852 Lobenstein, Schlesien - 1925 Spitz an der Donau ). Öl auf Kupferplatte, alt gerahmt. Bildmaße: 20,3 x 16,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) / Rahmenmaß: 24 x 19,5 cm ). Rechts unten mit J. Kinzel signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1880 ). Gezeigt wird eine junge Schäferin mit 3 Schafen, im Hintergrund ein Distelstrauch. Das Bild im linken Rand mit einer kleinen Druckstelle, ansonsten guter Zutand. Der Rahmen leicht bestoßen. J. Kinzel ( im Thieme-Becker als Josef Kinzel aufgeführt ) studierte an der Wiener Akademie uner E. Engerth, Blass, Wurzinger und Eisenmenger, vollendete seine Studien an der Münchner Akademie unter Alois Gabl und Otto Seitz und machte sich dann in Wien ansässig. Er beschickte um die Jahrhundertwende einige Kunstausstellungen in Wien, München und Berlin - seine Gemälde finden sich in einigen Museen sowie im österreichischen Staatsbesitz. Drei seiner Gemälde erwarb in den 1880er Jahren der österreichische Kaiser Franz Joseph. >>Literatur u.a.: Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Band 20, Seite 337 und 338. <<( Pic erhältlich - webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Stuttgart, das Alte Schloß mit der Stiftskirche rechts.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem festem Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "P.F. Peters 1852.". 13,2:19,4 cm.. Der als Maler und Zeichner tätige Peters siedelte zur Ausbildung 1838 nach Mannheim und 1845 nach Stuttgart über, wo er durch die württembergische Kronprinzessin Olga (1822-1892) zahlreiche Aufträge erhielt. Für sie schuf er zahlreiche Landschaftsdarstellungen und Ansichten ihrer Wohnsitze, darunter auch einige Blätter des so genannten "Olga-Albums". Er unternahm in jenen Jahren zahlreiche Reisen, die ihn nicht nur durch das gesamte südliche Deutschland und gelegentlich in seine niederländische Heimat, sondern auch in die Schweiz, nach Österreich, Italien und Frankreich bis nach Monaco führten und zahlreiche Motive für seine Arbeiten boten.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Geo. Ticknor") to Mr. [James S.] Wadsworth, concerning a place at school for Wadsworth's son Charlie or "Tick"

      Boston, 1852. 3 pp., on a single folded sheet. 1 vols. 8vo. Old folds. Fine. Tan half morocco clamshell. Fine, substantial letter from the great American educator and author George Ticknor (1791-1871) to Mr Wadsworth concerning efforts Ticknor has made concerning the education of his young son Charlie (or "Tick"), proposing to place him with "my kinsman Eliot" as soon as possible. "Charlie spent last Saturday night with us and the whole of Sunday, except when he was with one of his New York teachers. We were so pleased with his material, mainly paintings - and from all I could learn from himself as well as from other sources, I think he is doing well. His love of books is quite strongly marked and I noticed his inquiries about some minutiae of learning that usually came later and are excellent symptoms both of his own coming scholarship and that f his teacher. I should like to have him smoke a little less, get to bed earlier and give up strong coffee - all on account of his nervous temperament ... But I do not expect my experience to profit much, when I have profited so little by it myself." Ticknor, a precocious Dartmouth graduate of the class of 1807, was a Boston patrician among whose students while he taught at Harvard were numbered James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton, and Henry David Thoreau. He is best remembered for his History of Spanish Literature, first published in 1849, and for being the guiding force behind the establishment of the Boston Public Library (which opened in 1854). Ticknor's wife, Anna Eliot, was also from a prominent Boston merchant family. The recipient is James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y., educated at Harvard and Yale, who married Mary Craig Wharton of Philadelphia in 1834; they had six children of whom the eldest was Charles. Wadsworth brought a contingent of troops from New York to Washington and served first as a volunteer on McDowell's staff before being appointed brigadier general; he was killed in battle at the Wilderness in May 1864.

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        California Text-Book:

      The First California Text-Book in EnglishURCULLU, Jose de. The California Text-Book: Containing a grammar of the Spanish language in English; of the English in Spanish conversational dialogues in both languages, and a full description of California. Drawn chiefly from the grammar of Don Jose de Urcullu and the United States Surveys. San Francisco: Marvin & Hitchcock, 1852.First edition of the earliest school book published in California. Twelvemo. [2], [v]-viii, 258 pp.Publisher's quarter blind-tooled red roan over vertically-ribbed brown-purple cloth with gilt spine lettering. Spine bumped and chipped with small ink smudge. Light scattered foxing throughout (mostly on first and last few leaves). Some small, light waterstaining to the upper margin of the first half. Overall, a very good copy of this fragile and rare item."This is believed to be the first educational work published in California after American rule" (Cowan).This text-book is preceded by two exceedingly rare Mexican-era school books in Spanish (and one of those is a Zamorano imprint). It is also significant for the fact that it was sold by one of the earliest California booksellers, Marvin & Hitchcock, Booksellers, with their ticket on the upper front pastedown. Published in the still very young city of San Francisco, it is only appropriate that the majority of this first text-book is concerned with the Spanish language as America had taken over upper California from Mexico only three years prior to its publication. The historical essay at the rear of the book is fascinating as it gives a clear picture of how contemporary Californians viewed their new state.Cowan, p. 101. Greenwood 320. Not in Streeter, Howell 50, Graff or Howes and only thirteen copies located by OCLC. A. Armstrong is sometimes referred to as the compiler of this work.HBS 66585.$2,500

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition First Printing. Both small octavo volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition which have been rebacked with new end sheets preserving the original light brown cloth covered boards and back strips with the blind embossing around the edges of each board with a gilt embossing in the center of each front board with gilt text and blind embossing on the spines. A previous owner has written "First Edition" in ink on the first free end page of volume I. A possible second previous owner has written her name in pencil on the second free end page over a section of a book seller's catalog showing a price of $25.00 for two volumes of the first edition of this title. Both volumes are from the first printing with Hobart & Robbins shown on the copyright pages. The first printing of this landmark book occurred on March 20, 1852. It was sold out in a matter of days. Per BAL by April 1, 1852 a second printing of ten thousand copies had been produced which was followed by a third printing of fifty thousand copies which sold out in only 8 weeks by mid-May of 1852. An extremely handsome, matched set of one of the most important books of the 19th century. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece and three, wood engraved plates in each volume by Hammatt Billings. (BAL 19343; Printing and The Mind of Man, 332)

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        The Comic History of England [with:] The Comic History of Rome

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852. First editions. 30 full-page hand-colored plates by John Leech (10 in each volume), with numerous woodcuts in the text. Half-titles in all volumes. 3 vols. 8vo. Full red polished calf, green and blue leather spine labels, a.e.g., by Bayntun Riviere, Bath. In openfaced slipcase. Fine. A fine and attractive set.

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        Occupational ambrotype of two house painters, with brushes in hand

      n.p., 1852. Sixth plate ambroype in original case, photographer's name and date ("H.J. Ellicott/ September 15, 1852") in pencil in case behind image. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4 ". A few spots to image, and some oxidization to frame. Rare Signed and Dated Occupational Ambrotype of Two House Painters

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        Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata: From Their Discovery And Conquest By The Spanish To The Establishment Of Their Political Independence

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1852. Second edition, enlarged with a new map and illustrations. Lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece of Sebastian Cabot. With 5 lithograph plates, one tinted (p. 97); folding map colored in outline (mended), several drawings in text. xlii , 434 pp., 32 pp. of publisher&#39;s ads at rear. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter brown morocco. Brazilian bookseller ticket at back. Lacking frontispiece as noted. Some rubbing to binding, browning to text block.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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