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

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Der Nordamerikanische Landwirth. Ein Handbuch für Ansiedler in den Vereinigten Staaten. Zweite, mit 1 Karte des Staates 'Michigan' vermehrte Auflage.

      Frankfurt, Heyer 1852 - 23,5 x 15,5 cm, XIV, 399 S., 247 Holzschnitten, 1 Karte, Gebrauchsspuren, Or - Einband erhalten (restaurierungsbedürftigt)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Historia General de España Compuesta, enmendada y añadida por el padre. de la Compañía de Jesús con el sumario y tablas.

      1852. . 1852 - Imp. G. Alhambra. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol. I: 444 pp. Vol. II : 447 pp. + 152 H. Folio. Plena Piel de época. Historia de España (General, Siglo XVIII), Siglo XVIII . Bella edición de una de las más importantes historias de España. Traducida al castellano, en Toledo. Abarca toda la historia de España y Portugal desde los tiempos remotos a los Reyes Católicos. Gran ejemplar encuadernado en plena piel con dorados en lomera. Contiene numerosos grabados xilográficos. contiene escrituras de anteriores propietarios que no afectan al texto.

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        Ham's Five Views of the Gold Fields of Mount Alexander and Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria, Drawn on the spot by D. Tulloch, Engraved and Published by Thomas Ham. Melbourne, 1852

      Melbourne: Thomas Ham, 1852. Oblong folio, with five tinted lithographic plates retaining original tissue guards, each preceded by a page of letterpress commentary; original engraved pictorial wrapper a little worn at extremities but very good, preserved in a cloth folder with gilt titling label. The first illustrations of the Victorian Gold Rush. An excellent copy of the first published pictorial record of the gold rush in Victoria, with five tinted lithographic plates of the diggings at Ballarat and Mount Alexander. Travelling from Scotland, Tulloch arrived in Melbourne in 1848 and was employed as an illustrator and engraver for the publisher and entrepreneur Thomas Ham. In 1851 he was dispatched to the Victorian goldfields to sketch the diggers at work, resulting in this remarkable album that captures much of the feverish industry and excitement of the first year of the digging at Ballarat. Each of the plates is accompanied by a printed description, including exaggerated claims about the abundance of gold and the ease of mining it.Ironically, the publishing firm of Thomas Ham was struck by gold fever and most of the staff, including the printers and their assistants, fled to the diggings to try their luck. Despite this fact, Ham's Five Views of the Gold Fields was the first album of views published to satisfy public curiosity about conditions on the Victorian fields and was followed by similar books by contemporary artists such as Samuel Thomas Gill.The plates depict a variety of scenes including riverside panning and cradling, camp life, and the Commissioner's tent & officers' quarters at Forest Creek. Of particular interest is Tulloch's lively depiction of the great miners meeting held at Ballarat on 15 December 1851 to protest against an increase in the cost of licenses from 30 shillings to three pounds. Dispute surrounding mining licenses continued for several years, culminating in the Eureka stockade of December 1854.The images are considered to be some of Tulloch's best work, with the scenes at the gold fields especially well-suited to the large format. Australian Rare Books notes the book as being the 'first Victorian plate book published in a large format'. Three of the five full page lithographic plates have original hand tinting with added blue to the sky and water. Rare in any condition, this is a lovely copy in the original illustrated wrappers.

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        Canadian Crusoes. A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      London: Aurthur Hall, Virtue, & Co. 25 Paternoster, 1852. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. HARVEY, William, 1796-1866.. SCARCE COPY OF PERHAPS TRAILL'S MOST WELL KNOWN BOOK.11cm x 16cm, (4-1/2" x 6-3/8"), [6, with list of illustrations], xi, 1 blank, [1]-350pp., [351]-368pp appendix, 2 blank. [12] leaves of plates, incl. frontispiece. All illustrations, (by Harvey), listed and called for are present however, the plate "Attack of the Deer" is at the front of the book, not on page 336 as called for. 3/4 contemporary original leather binding with marbled cover paper, plain brown endpapers and red speckled pager edges. Corners and bottom edges of book worn. Internally the pages are generally clean with some light foxing on some text pages and plates. The frontis plate has foxing and an old light water stain at top center not going into the image, otherwise, in very good condition. A nice copy. M. Cox book label affixed to front end paper. Small bindery label also on top left of front end paper, "Bound by Bemrose & Sons, Derby". Originally William Bemrose set up his own printing and bindery business in Derby in 1826-27. This book is custom bound, for M. Cox as was common to do for the wealthy who wished to improve the original cloth binding most books were published in. A nice copy overall and very attractive on the shelf on this first edition first issue in contemporary 3/4 leather binding. Written after The Backwoods of Canada (1836), this is her second Canadian book. "Agnes made a contract with a London publisher, Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Company, for Catharine's children's story Canadian Crusoes: a tale of the Rice Lake plains (1852), in which three young offspring of pioneers heroically survive two years on their own in the unsettled wilderness north of Lake Ontario. Hall and Virtue also published another book aimed at the children's market, Lady Mary and her nurse; or, a peep into the Canadian forest (1856), the text evolving from the sketches Catharine wrote originally for a Canadian magazine, the Maple Leaf (Montreal), in 1853. As she was to comment in a letter of 1896, "My role in writing has ever been for the young. I rarely aspire to any higher style." quoted from DCB on-line. TPL 3316.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852 Two volumes. First edition, first printing, with the publisher's B cloth (front panel and spines only) bound in. One of 5,000 copies. Finely bound in three-quarter brown morocco, with five raised bands to the spines, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with fresh bindings, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns; Vol. I with some light wear to the front free endpaper from a previously tipped in letter of provenance, discreet repairs to the title page, some spotting and scattered soiling to the pages; Vol. II with only a hint of scattered spotting to the otherwise bright pages. Housed in a custom slipcase. BAL 19343. Originally published serially from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852 in the American abolitionist periodical The National Era, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel about the human cost of slavery in the American South. Inspired by the increased stringency of the Fugitive Slave Law after the Compromise of 1850, the novel features two African-American slaves trying to preserve their families in spite of their abusive oppression. Tom, the title character, is a religious man and chooses to work within the slavery system to ensure his family's protection. Alternately, the other main character, Eliza Harris, chooses to flee slavery and escape to freedom in Canada. Throughout the text, Stowe preaches her own Christian beliefs as a means to abolishing slavery, encouraging compassion, mercy, and forgiveness as solutions. Published in book form on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was an instant bestseller, with 300,000 copies sold in the United States and 1.5 million copies sold in Great Britain within the first year.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Allemagne. Le Rhin de Bâle à Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhénan, les vallées de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald, le Taunus, les vallées de la Nahe, de la Lahn, de l'Ahr et de la Wupper et à Aix-la-Chapelle. Manuel du voyageur traduit de l'allemand d'après la septième édition de la "Rheinreise von Basel bis Düsseldorf" de C. Baedeker. Seconde édition entièrement refondue.

      Charles Baedeker, Koblenz (Coblence) 1852 - Kl.-8vo. Avec 15 vues, une carte géographique et les plans des villes de Strasbourg, Francfort, Mayence, Coblence, Bonn, Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Dusseldorf et du jardin de Schwetzingen. 3 Bl., XXIV, 258 p., Illustr. Opp. Hinrichsen F 3 c, complet avec tous les 15 vues, 9 plans et la carte pliée plusieurs fois. Couverture d¿avant légèrement frottée, les bords avec quelques minimes déchirures, le titre allemand est collé soigneusement sur le titre français (« Sechste Auflage »), les coins sont usés, couverture en arrière de très belle apparence. Pas de notes de propriétaire. Les premières 15 et les dernières 20 pages avec des taches d¿humidité, les 200 pages entre les deux parties minimes taches d¿humidité, à l¿intérieur clair et bien lisible, un bon exempl. +++ D¿un ménage non-fumeur. +++ Autres photos à demande via e-mail: m.fruth.hotmail.de +++ 3 Bl., XXIV, 258 S. Illustr. OPp. Hinrichsen F 3. - Vollständig mit allen 15 Ansichten, 9 Plänen und der mehrf. gef. Karte. Vorderer Deckel etwas berieben u. an Kanten mit kl. Rissen, der deutsche Titel ist sauber über den französischen geklebt ("Sechste Auflage"), der Rücken v. alter Hand durch passendes (Japan-)Papier ersetzt, Ecken bestoßen, hinterer Deckel sehr ansehnlich. Kein Besitzvermerk. Die ersten 15 und die letzten 20 Seiten stockfleckig, die 200 S. dazwischen mit wenigen Stockflecken, innen hell u. gut lesbar, ein gutes Ex . +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage unter: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis]
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        Zweite Folge von sechs Blatt Hunden". Sechs Darstellungen auf sechs Blättern.

      - Radierungen von J.A. Klein, 1852/53, je ca. 8,5 x 11 cm. Jahn 355 bis 359 und 362, jeweils I (v. II): "Aetzdruck". - Vorhanden: Blassl (neben Sense, Krug usw.); Folco (glatthaariger, gefleckter Hühnerhund); Langhaariger Hund an der Treppe; Die beiden Hühnerhunde; Langhaariger Hund an der Hütte; Die Hunde mit Maulkörben (Titelblatt, auf einem Stirnband die Chiffre "K.P.D. 1853", d.h. Königliche Polizei Direction). - Beiliegen: Vier Abzüge des II., endgültigen Zustandes (Jahn II v.II). Vorhanden: Folco; Langhaariger Hund an der Treppe; Die beiden Hühnerhunde; Die Hunde mit Maulkörben (=die Polizeihunde). Insgesamt, mit den Aetzdrucken, zehn Darstellungen auf zehn Blättern. - Die sechs Aetzdrucke jeweils mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante, zusammen auf einem Karton montiert, die vier Zustandsdrucke (II v.II) jeweils breitrandig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington,

      London, John Murray, , 1852. during his Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France. Compiled from Official and other Authentic Documents by the Late... 8 volumes, octavo (233 × 145 mm). Strictly contemporary full tan "Turkey" morocco by Hayday, red and green morocco labels, low gilt milled bands, compartments elaborately gilt with a panel composed of scrolled tools featuring eagle's heads, centred on a quatrefoil in black, double fillet gilt panel to the boards, dog rose corner tools, enclosing a fine dotted roll in blind, gilt milled edges, marbled edges and endpapers, turn-ins with a blind milled roll, red morocco label of John Wilson, Shirley [Hall, near Sheffield], dated 1852 to the front pastedowns. Mezzotint portrait frontispiece by Burgess after Lawrence to Volume I, general title with engraved arms of Wellington to each volume, 6 contemporary engraved folding maps, 3 of them coloured in outline - uncalled for - in an end-pocket to volume VIII. Some very minor shelf-wear, frontispiece and title page of volume I somewhat browned, but otherwise an truly excellent set. New and Enlarged Edition", much preferred and genuinely uncommon. A great deal of extra material has been added to the coverage of both the Wars in India and Europe, "extracts from the Instructions for the movements of the Army, and from the General Orders, circulated by the Quarter Master General and Adjutant General, in the Peninsula, France, and the Low Countries, have also been added to this edition". A substantial production, this set very little diminished in the binding having lost just a couple of millimetres in the process, remaining a handsome and imposing set, without the doubt one of the best that we have handled. William Hayday (1796?-1872), was one of the foremost binders of his day, renowned for the beauty, but also the practicality of his work; "Hayday had long seen that it was desirable to make printed books open freely and lie flat … he sewed the books all along every sheet, and to remedy the extra thickness that would be caused by sewing with thread, used silk, and to equalise the thickness rounded the fore edges more than was customary. To make the back tight he dispensed with the ordinary backing of paper, and fastened the leather cover down to the back. Still the constant opening of the book disfigured the grain of the leather, and to obviate this he introduced the cross or pin-headed grain, or what is now termed Turkey morocco. Works bound by Hayday became famous, and his name attached to a book raised its value twenty-five per cent" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nouvelle geographie en estampes. Revue pittoresque de l'univers. Nouvelles, contes, legendes et apercus historiques sur les moeurs, usages, costumes des differents peuples. Par A. Vanault, Ch. Richomme et A. Castillon. Ouvrage dedie a la jeunesse.

      Paris, (Simon Racon pour) Amedee Bedelet, s.d. (1852),. gr. in-8°, IV + 267 p. + 1 frontispice et 11 planches lithographiques representant chacune trois ou plusieurs hommes dans le costume typique de la region, reliure romantique en percaline doree et mosaiquee et a froid, fers speciaux, tranches dorees, en excellent etat de conservation.. Ouvrage orne de 12 jolies planches lithographiques representant chacune trois ou plusieurs hommes et femmes dans leur costume typique de la region, e.a. un couple breton, une normande; une hollandaise, un ecossais, un lapon; un bavarois, une westphale, un etudiant de Jena; un grec, un turc, une femme russe; un tyrolien, deux suissesses; un couple espagnol, une italienne; un chinois, un couple brahman; un habitant de Smyrne, une persanne, un georgien, une egyptienne, un algerien, un caffre; un sauvage de l'Amerique du Nord (un indien), un colombien, une mexicaine; un couple de Nouka-Hiva, et deux javanais. Dans une magnifique reliure romantique a fers speciaux, percaline doree et mosaiquee, par Bedelet, important editeur de livres pour la jeunesse au XIXe siecle. Illustre dans l'ouvrage de Sophie Malavieille, Reliures et cartonnages d'editeur en France au XIXe siecle, p. 144 (sous Bedelet).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Memoria historica da antiguidade do mosteiro de Leça, chamada do Balio; da ordem a que pertenceu, das differentes alterações, que teve, e dos primitivos povos, que por estes sitios Habitaram.

      Porto: Em Casa de Ignacio Corrêa, Editor e Livreiro, 1852. - Octavo. [vi], 91, [ii]pp. Contemporary boards, repaired. With five plates. Browning of paper; some minor staining.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury & Evans, March 1852 - September 1853 Illustrated with 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), including 10 "dark plates." First edition in the original 20 parts issued in 19 monthly installments (including one double issue), collated with Hatton and Cleaver, with the following exceptions: Part I with incorrect front wrapper and lacking the ads for Norton's Camomile Pills (4 pgs.), contains a superfluous Household Words slip; Part II with a second state Mott slip (H&C call for first state) and lacking "Notice of Removal" slip; Part IV with second state Household Words slip (H&C call for first state); Parts VII and VIII lacking Crochet Cotton slip; Part IX lacking Allsopp's ads (8 pgs.); Part X lacking "New Sporting Newspaper" and Crochet Cotton slip; Part XII with second state Household Words slip (H&C call for third state); Part XIII lacking Household Words slip; Part XV with incorrect rear wrapper, with second state Household Words slip (H&C call for sixth state), lacking "Village Pastor" ad (8 pgs.), with superfluous Clarke Beeton ads (8 pgs.); part XVI lacking "Grace Aguilar's Works" slip (8 pgs.), Part XVIII with incorrect rear wrapper, lacking page 7/8 of "Bleak House Advertiser," with second state Household Words slip (H&C call for fifth state), incorrect sate Mott ad, lacking "People's Edition" slip, lacking "Treasure of the Desert" slip; Part IX/XX with incorrect rear wrapper, includes a superfluous Household Words slip, includes superfluous Clarke Beeton ads (2 pgs.), lacking John Cassells ads (16 pgs.), lacking Samuel Warren slip, lacking Mott slip (2pgs). Each part in the original publisher's light blue cloth wrappers, with the front panels illustrated with a woodcut design by Browne. A very good set, with some wear and minor tears to the extremities, some short closed tears to the edges, minor losses to the spine ends, a few spines light starting at the spine ends, all spine sturdy and intact, light toning to the spines, a few light spots of soiling and creasing, toning and some scattered spotting to the plates, otherwise bright and clean pages. Part XIX/XX with some faint traces of hand coloring to the front wrapper, shallow loss to bottom edge of the rear wrapper, top edge torn with the wrapper begging to roll up. An attractive, unrestored set, scarce in any condition. Housed in a custom teal slipcase lettered in gilt, with matching chemise. Often regarded as one of Dickens' finest novels, Bleak House follows the long-running Court of Chancey case Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, a complicated lawsuit that involves almost every class of English society, and heavily criticizes the moral shortcomings of the British judicial system. With Bleak House, Browne continued his experimental use of dark plates, of which there are ten - a significant increase from the singular dark plates in his preceding two novels Dombey and Son and David Copperfield. Additionally, Browne continues the use of horizontal illustrations in Bleak House, another technique he began with Dombey, with almost half of the illustrations being in this layout. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library,, 1852. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spines gilt decorated with thistles, roses and shamrocks, yellow endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements, top edges gilt. Wood-engraved frontispieces, vignette half-titles, 116 vignettes in text. Spines rolled, a few nicks to bindings and marks to covers, scattered foxing, but a nice set. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive copy in the original cloth of this important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble. Still in print, Mackay's book has had a profound influence on economics and sociology, with many modern economists referring to his work when analysing the stock market bubbles of our own age. "Charles Mackay's passionate erudition and urbane, unaffected prose style contributed to make him one of the chief figures in the establishment of Victorian journalism as a dignified profession" (ODNB).

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        Allemagne. Le Rhin de Bale a Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhenan, les vallees de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald, le Taunus, les vallees de la Nahe, de la Lahn, de l'Ahr et de la Wupper et a Aix-la-Chapelle. Manuel du voyageur traduit de l'allemand d'apres la septieme edition de la "Rheinreise von Basel bis Düsseldorf" de C. Baedeker. Seconde edition entierement refondue.

      Koblenz (Coblence) Charles Baedeker 1852. Kl.-8vo. Avec 15 vues, une carte geographique et les plans des villes de Strasbourg, Francfort, Mayence, Coblence, Bonn, Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Dusseldorf et du jardin de Schwetzingen. 3 Bl., XXIV, 258 p., Illustr. Opp. Hinrichsen F 3 c, complet avec tous les 15 vues, 9 plans et la carte pliee plusieurs fois. Couverture d'avant legerement frottee, les bords avec quelques minimes dechirures, le titre allemand est colle soigneusement sur le titre francais (" Sechste Auflage "), les coins sont uses, couverture en arriere de tres belle apparence. Pas de notes de proprietaire. Les premieres 15 et les dernieres 20 pages avec des taches d'humidite, les 200 pages entre les deux parties minimes taches d'humidite, a l'interieur clair et bien lisible, un bon exempl. +++ D'un menage non-fumeur. +++ Autres photos a demande via e-mail: m.fruth.hotmail.de +++ 3 Bl., XXIV, 258 S. Illustr. OPp. Hinrichsen F 3. - Vollständig mit allen 15 Ansichten, 9 Plänen und der mehrf. gef. Karte. Vorderer Deckel etwas berieben u. an Kanten mit kl. Rissen, der deutsche Titel ist sauber über den französischen geklebt ("Sechste Auflage"), der Rücken v. alter Hand durch passendes (Japan-)Papier ersetzt, Ecken bestoßen, hinterer Deckel sehr ansehnlich. Kein Besitzvermerk. Die ersten 15 und die letzten 20 Seiten stockfleckig, die 200 S. dazwischen mit wenigen Stockflecken, innen hell u. gut lesbar, ein gutes Ex . +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage unter: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde Hardcover Buch. Gut bis sehr gut

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        Lives Of The Queens Of England, From The Roman Conquest ; Now First Published From Official Records & Other Authentic Documents, Private As Well As Public

      London: Colburn & Co., Publishers, 1852. New Edition, Revised And Greatly Augmented. leather_bound. Later full crimson straight-grained morocco. Aeg. Fine. 8 vols. 22 x 14 cm. Engraved frontispieces, and engraved titles, a total of 65 plates. The author's sister, Elisabeth assisted her, but was reticent of publicity with Agnes put forward as author. Their biographical works are fine representations of the larger body of biographies written by Victorian women, a significant subset of Victorian biography, their focus being social: presenting dress, manners and diet of their subjects. Internally clean, elaborate binding by Brentano, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, triple gilt border panels front and back covers frame large gilt design motifs at the corners.

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

      F.D. Richards, Liverpool 1852 - 563pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Full black leather with decorative blind stamping to boards. Title gilt on backstrip. Very good. Small professional repair to backstrip. Short inscription in ink (dated in the year of publication) on the front free endsheet. This edition of the Book of Mormon is significant because the stereotype plates were used for all subsequent printings until the 1879 edition. Crawley 688. Flake/Draper 601 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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        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.

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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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        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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        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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