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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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        History of the Romans under the empire. Second edition.

      Longman, Brown [et al.] 1852-62, London - Best edition, substantially enlarged over the first edition of 1850-51; 7 volumes, 8vo, 2 folding frontispiece maps, later full polished tan calf, red and black morocco labels on gilt decorated spines, marbled endpapers and edges; slightest rubbing of the extremities; generally fine and handsome. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada Second London Edition, With Additions

      London: Bentley, 1852. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good. 2 volumes, 12mo. 13.5cm x 20.5cm (5 1/4" x 8"). Original dark green cloth unrestored. Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes have crushed spine ends and bent corners and previous owner's name neatly written on the title pages. Otherwise very good condition overall. Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages (pp. [295]-336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II. VOLUME 1; pp. xx, 293, [1], [2]ads; Read hinge starting.Pages to x, have a very light age toning, pages after that are in very good condition and clean with a half dozen pages some light soiling . The spines and cover has all gilt type readable on slightly faded cloth.VOLUME 2 -[4], [1]-336pp.  This volume is also the same dark green olive cloth-bound hardcover as Volume 1. With gilt engraved illustration on front cover, and Title etc in gilt on spine. Also there is embossing and design on front and back covers and spine. Front cover has a very small white spot. Pages all quite clean throughout book.TPL 3291"Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article.

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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. Two volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and illustration gilt to spines, titles and illustration blind stamped to sides, publisher's advertisement endpapers, top edges gilt. Volume one with an illustrated frontispiece, vignette illustrated half-title, 48 vignette engravings in the text; volume two with illustrated frontispiece, vignette illustrated half title, and 68 vignette engravings in the text. Ends and corners slightly rubbed, slight weakness to the hinges of volume one, two adjacent quires standing a little proud in volume two, but still an attractive cloth copy in excellent condition. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive cloth copy 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.

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        Horn&#39;s Overland Guide, from U.S. Indian Sub-Agency, Council Bluffs, on the Missouri River, to the City of Sacramento, in California

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton, 1852. First edition, second issue, with the "opinions of the press" on page five, and the longer pagination of the main text. Large folding map, with route marked by hand in red. 83, [1] pp. + 18 pp. ads. 1 vols. 16mo. Original salmon cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Spine torn and chipped. Cloth lightly soiled. Bookplates on front pastedown; contemporary inscription on front flyleaf. Blind embossed stamp on title page and a few internal leaves, else quite clean. Very good. In an octavo-sized blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case. "Best handbook...[of] the time" - Howes "Best handbook for the central route available at the time" (Howes)&#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;Hosea B. Horn was an Iowa lawyer, author, printer and newspaperman who made the overland trip to California in 1850 and used his experience to produce this detailed guide - the most popular and best known of its day.  The text consists of a lengthy list of &#39;Notable Places, Objects and Remarks,&#39; and describes the trail in a detailed, step-by-step fashion, with the distance between places, and cumulative tally of the total distance covered from Council Bluffs to Sacramento (2011 miles in total).  The 5-page "appendix" includes other mileage charts, followed by 15 pages of "Business Advertisements."  The map was executed by Colton and shows the entire central route, with all the cut-offs, marked in red.  "Especial importance attaches to this work from the fact that it was one of the few guides which actually measured and described much of the route traversed.  Horn had personally been over all the &#39;cut-offs&#39; and he prepared what is possibly the most exact account of the &#39;Overland Trail&#39; which has come down to us" - Eberstadt.  The notes in the Streeter sale catalogue agreed with this assessment calling this work:  "One of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured."

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        Modern Painters

      New York: John Wiley, 1852. First American from the Third London Edition. Revised by the Author. 422; 222 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter contemporary vellum and marbled boards. Foxed throughout. Violet Paget's (aka Vernon Lee) Copy, with her Annotations Heavily annotated in pencil in both volumes by Violet Paget (1856-1935), known for her supernatural stories and aesthetic writings under the nom de plume "Vernon Lee"; and with a note by Benedict Nicolson in 1946 confirming he received this copy from Lee's friend and executrix Cooper Willis: "This book was presented to me by Cooper Willis, who had it from the library of Vernon Lee, who is responsible for all the pencil annotation. BN 1946." The annotations themselves are too numerous and profuse to record here; here is but one excerpt from a lengthy comment, written in the margins of Ruskin's chapter "Of Vital Beauty in Man": "Ruskin will not permit physical beauty; that is at the bottom of all; the enjoyment of it seems to him selfish, which it certainly is, & sensual, which it certainly is not..." An important association copy, and a fascinating confrontation of the pre-eminent mind and theoretician of the pre-Raphaelits, John Ruskin, with that of a devotee of Pater and the aesthetic movement, Violet Paget.

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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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        Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher&#39;s brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Wear to spine ends and corners, wear to rear joint of vol. II, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth chemises and a morocco-backed slipcase. Uncle Tom in the Original Cloth, Early Ownership A sharp copy in original publisher&#39;s cloth of the first edition of one of the most important works of American literature. With contemporary ownership inscriptions on the front pastedowns dated only 6 days after the book&#39;s publication, "Lucy Curtis / Newton, March 26, 1852" (BAL notes that Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin was advertised for March 20).&#11;"In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on &#39;the Southern way of life.&#39; Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM).

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        Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851

      London: Printed for the Royal Commission, by William Clowes & Sons,, 1852. Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided. Presentation Copy. Large octavo. Original red ribbed cloth, boards stamped in gilt and blind, decorative gilt spine, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers, by Leighton Son and Hodge (with their stamp on the rear free endpaper); contemporary red cloth slipcase. 3 chromolithograph plates. An excellent bright copy. First edition, very rare with the slipcase. A key contemporary document concerning the Great Exhibition of 1851, an exhaustive work giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit. "The total effect of The Great Exhibition was considerable, if incalculable" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        Sketches by Boz. Both Series. Proofs of the Etchings

      [London: John Macrone, 1852. Original pencil drawing for the frontispiece of Sketches by Boz, signed at bottom ("George Cruikshank") and with a note in pen below, "The parties going up in the balloon are intended for the author and the artist," printed title-page, 28 etched proof plates before letters on INDIA PAPER (each 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches, two images per sheet as printed) mounted on 14 leaves and matted, the 12 proof images for "Series Two" are labelled "First Proof" and signed by Cruikshank in pencil. With 3 additional proofs for the frontispiece for the 1852 edition of Sketches by Boz and 2 states of the upper wrapper for Part 1 of Sketches, before and after the addition of "No. 1 Price 1 s.". Oblong folio. Bound in full green morocco, by Riviere & Son, t.e.g. Light spotting to plates throughout, dampstaining to "Series One" proofs at left margin, not affecting images, otherwise fine. Proofs on India Paper, With Original Pencil Drawing of the Frontispiece A unique volume assembled by Cruikshank's executor and pre-eminent collector, Henry Bruton, comprising proofs on India paper of Cruikshank's illustrations to Sketches by Boz, an original pencil sketch of the frontispiece, proofs of the original part 1 wrapper, and a proof of the 1852 edition frontispiece. Proofs of the illustrations on India paper are extremely rare - Bruton (who owned another set besides this one) had seen only 4 sets and noted that none appeared at the Sotheby's and Christie's sales held by Cruikshank's executors. Cohn does not mention a set on India paper. With a 4 pp. autograph letter, signed ("H.W. Bruton"), to B.B. MacGeorge thanking him for his library catalogue and expressing happiness at discovering where some of his "choicest G.Ck's repose ... Forgive my being critical - but why have you omitted any reference to the proof of the wrapper of the parts which I inserted in the vol. of proofs to Sketches by Boz? I looked upon this wrapper as a most interesting item - it was the only one known to me ...".

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        Nouvelles observations sur l'état actuel des montagnes des Hautes-Pyrénées, et des sources thermales qui en découlent ; en particulier de celles de Saint-Sauveur. Précédées du passage de S. M. la Reine de Hollande par le Vignemale, etc. De l'oraison funèbre de Dusaulx dans la vallée de Gavarnie, etc. Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée par son fils Xavier-Bernard Fabas.

      Tarbes, Lavigne 1852 - in-8, XXXIII-272 pp., bradel demi-percaline marron à coins, couverture et dos conservés (Stroobants). Qqs rousseurs. Nouvelle édition "beaucoup plus rare que l'édition originale de 1808. Recherché." (Labarère). Très joli livre consacré à l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées. "Ouvrage consacré à la région de Saint-Sauveur, par J. Fabas qui était Inspecteur des eaux thermales de St-Sauveur" (Perret). Le livre est dédié à Sa Majesté Louis Bonaparte, en souvenir des montagnes qu'il a parcourues. Bel envoi sur la couverture : "A sa majesté l'Impératrice des français, hommage du plus profond respect et du plus sincère dévouement". Labarère, 555. Perret, 185. Reliés à la suite : - FABAS (A.). Lettre sur l'action des eaux de Saint-Sauveur-les-Bains (Hutes-Pyrénées) contre la stérilité de la femme. S.l, Malteste, s.d., 8 pp. - FABAS (Docteur). Souvenirs de 1832. Trois cas de choléra asiatique guéris par l'emploi combiné et simultané des antispasmodiques, des alcalins, des sédatifs et des révulsifs. Tarbes, Lavigne, s.d. (1854), 8 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        6 Bagatellen". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      Berlin, "Juny July [18]51". - Titel, 8 SS. Lose gefalt. Bögen. Qu.-Folio. "6 Bagatellen für Piano-Forte" (opus 4) des Berliner Musikpädagogen. Bleistift- und z. T. Buntstiftüberarbeitungen; oberhalb der "No. 1" signiert. Die Noten dieses Frühwerks erschienen 1852 bei Senff in Leipzig. - Der junge Bargiel, Halbbruder Clara Schumanns, war Soloaltist im Berliner Domchor gewesen; nach Beedigung seiner Studien am Leipziger Konservatorium (u. a. bei Moscheles) "kehrte er nach Berlin zurück, wirkte hier zunächst als Privatlehrer und begründete seinen Ruf als Komponist" (MGG I, 1268). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Wear to spine ends and corners, wear to rear joint of vol. II, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth chemises and a morocco-backed slipcase. First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncle Tom in the Original Cloth, Early Ownership. A sharp copy in original publisher's cloth of the first edition of one of the most important works of American literature. With contemporary ownership inscriptions on the front pastedowns dated only 6 days after the book's publication, "Lucy Curtis / Newton, March 26, 1852" (BAL notes that Uncle Tom's Cabin was advertised for March 20). "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM).

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        Report to the House of Representatives...vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson. Inscribed to William Wainwright

      Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1852.

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        Konvolut von 1620 Holzstichen aus der Zeitung Reform, davon 597 koloriert.

      Ca. 1852 bis 1891.. Unterschiedliche Formate. In 9 Leitz-Ordnern in Klarsichtfolien, teils an den Ecken auf Trägerpapier montiert, viele datiert. Christian Förster war Maler, Lithograph und Karikaturist in Hamburg. Ausbildung bei Wilhelm von Schadow in Berlin, danach Studium in Paris. Seit 1850 Zeichner für die Zeitschrift "Reform", daher bekam er den Beinamen "Reformförster". Zeichnungen und Holzstiche, meist politisch und satirischen Charakters für die "Reform". Die Blätter enthalten Porträts, Darstellungen von kriegerischen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Ereignissen, Bilder aus dem Arbeits- und Straßenleben mit den Kleidungsmoden, Trachten der Marktleute und Berufsgruppen. Außergewöhnliche Sammlung, die heute wohl nicht mehr zusammenzutragen wäre. Rump II, S.125. Nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt zwei Beispiele. [SW-Christian Förster].

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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 - Pirated collection - from "some of our American magazines" - of these detective stories by Russell, preceding the London edition by four years First edition (preceding the London edition by four years). 12mo. 238 pp. Contemporary half green calf and marbled boards. Extremities slightly rubbed. Very good. Queen's Quorum 2; for London ed., cf. Sadleir 3509 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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." The final illustration in this book is of the Archangel Michael wielding a scourge, rather than the much more frequently found "The End." Wesley Raabe (see The Trouble With Facsimiles, 2014) notes that the angel illustration was originally used, but soon replaced because readers found it especially discomforting when combined with Stowe's final paragraph calling for divine vengeance upon the United States for continuing to allow slavery. Sound binding with old inexpert joint repairs. Front hinge starting and rear hinge unattractively cracked. Generally clean pages with foxing to the endpapers, frontispiece, and illustrated title page. Owner's information on the half-title. Slightly uneven text block. Shelf-wear and rubbing to cover that affects the gilt decoration.

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        The German Emigrants or Frederick Wohlgemuth's Voyage to California

      1852. GOLD RUSH TALE. The German Emigrants or Frederick Wohlgemuth's Voyage to California. Translated by Leopold Wray (pseud. for Clara de Chatelain). [2], 39, [1] pp. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 7 hand-coloured lithographs. 12mo., 170 x 110 mm, quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Guben: F. Fechner, [ca. 1852]. |~||~||~||~| Rare First Edition of this poignant German literary travel account of a Prussian boy, Fred Wolgemuth, his family, and their emigration to California during the Gold Rush era, illustrated with eight hand-coloured lithographs. The harrowing scenes and episodes recounted in the text include a gruesome wreckage of a Portuguese slave ship and an unsuccessful attempt to free a group of blacks in Havana. Arriving in San Francisco, Fred and the ship's captain join the hordes searching for gold in the mountains. Overcoming encounters with robbers, they finally strike it rich at the book's happy ending. References to Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, at the height of its popularity in 1852, as well as to the San Francisco fire of 1851, strongly suggest a publication date of ca. 1852. This scarce work was reprinted for the California Centennial celebration by J.L. Delkin in 1949. In near-fine condition. Gumuchian I, 2204. R.E. Cowan and R.G. Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930 169.

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        BIBLIA [antigua] (La Santa). Traducida al español de la Vulgata Latina, y anotada conforme al sentido de los santos padres y expositores católicos por Felipe Scio [Ilustrada con 32 finas láminas y 9 mapas desplegables coloreados a mano].

      Barcelona, Librería Religiosa.-Imprenta del Heredero de Pablo Riera, 1852-54. - En 6 tomos de -19 x 28,5-. Los cuatro primeros corresponden al Antiguo Testamento y los dos siguientes al Nuevo Testamento. T. 1: 720 págs. T. 2: 708 págs. T.3: 824 págs. T.4: 668 págs. T. 5: 399 págs. T. 6: 559 págs. Ilustrada con 32 finas láminas y 9 mapas desplegables coloreados a mano. Ejemplar con papel muy limpio. Magnífica encuadernación editorial en plena piel, con planos gofrados y lomo gofrado y dorado. Cortes pintados. (MAGNÍFICO EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits of America

      1852. HOVEY, Charles. The Fruits of America, Containing Richly Colored Figures, and Full Descriptions of All the Choicest Varities cultivated in the United States. By Charles Hovey. Two Volumes. viii, 100; iv, 96 pp. Illustrated with a lithographic frontispiece portrait of Hovey, a lithographic frontispiece portrait of William Sharp, two engraved title vignettes by A. Roberts, and 96 chromolithographic plates of fruits by William Sharp, plus numerous textual illustrations throughout. Tall 4to., 273 x 177 mm, bound by B. Bradley and Co., Boston in contemporary full dark blue morocco, gilt ruled borders on covers, a.e.g, rebacked with original spines laid down. Boston: Hovey & Co. and New York: Appleton, 1852, 1856. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, a fine, complete copy of the most beautiful American work on fruits produced in the nineteen century, illustrated with 113 chromolithograph plates by the firm of William Sharp of Boston. This is also one of the most lavish American works featuring chromolithographs to have been issued prior to the Civil War. Hovey was a nuseryman of Cambridge, Mass., and a leading writer on horticultural topics. The book was originally issued in parts, from 1847 to 1856, and contains brightly coloured figures and full descriptions of the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States, including varieties of pears, apples, cherries, peaches, plums, strawberries and more. Daniel McGrath states: "In 1852, there was published simultaneously in Boston and New York the first use of chromolithography in an American book. In Hovey's The Fruits of America there are 96 plates [sic] that in gentle gradations of tone put our chromolithographers in the same class with those of England." This copy has less foxing to the plates than most copies; bindings professionally restored. Complete copies such as ours are rare. Oak Spring, Pomona 61 (containing 96 plates, and noting only "twelve plates" in the third part). Reese, Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books 20. . |~||~|

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        Ornithology. In fourteen volumes. The Naturalist's Library, Volumes I-XIV

      London: Henry G. Bohn (1852) - 14 volumes, illustrated with a multitude of color plates; original gilt & blind stamped decorated red cloth, t.e.g., old control numbers inked to spines, hand stamp to each title page, spines frayed, else overall very good and internally clean & tight. Photos available upon request.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      London, 3. VIII. [1852]. - 8vo. 1 p. Bifolium with integral address panel. To "Monsieur Tarride libraire" on the publication of his "Napoléon le Petit", which Hugo had written after leaving France and going into exile in Brussels. Afterwards moving to London, Hugo wrote the present letter to his publisher, who was up to release the book illegally on August 7: "[.] je m'empresse de vous informer que vous pouvez en toute sûreté mettre sur la couverture le nom de M. Jeffs comme éditeur".

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        Papillons Metamorphoses Terrestres des Peuples de L'Air

      1852. VARIN, Amédée. Papillons Metamorphoses Terrestres des Peuples de L'Air. Two volumes. [4], 232, [4]; [4], 258, [4] pp. Illustrated with 35 hand-coloured engraved plates, including frontispieces and title-page plates, and with the portrait Cazotte opposite vol. II, p. 152, not included in the list of plates. 8vo., 262 x 175 mm, bound in publisher's polychrome bindings depicting Varin decorations and illustrated vignettes. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, [1852].|~| |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, with points: "1852" on next to the printer's name "De Soye" at the end of both volumes. One of the most marvelously surreal butterfly books, Varin's Papillons is a potpouri of fantasy, imagination and humour. The 35 hand-coloured plates of anthropomorphic butterflies, rendered in the vein of Grandville by Amédée Varin (1818-1883) are brilliantly conceived and executed. The text by Nus and Meray includes a chapter entitled "La Vestale du Rio Colorado" and features a hand-coloured image of a tatooed Native American brave butterfly. Binding bright, hinges starting in volume 2, small worm holes on both, some scattered foxing and/or spotting, mostly on text leaves, a very good copy. Vicaire VI, 246-7. Brivois 315.

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE NAMES OF THE EARLY PURITAN SETTLERS OF THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT; With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition and Life, Where From, Business, & . C. As Far As is Found on Record - Volume I

      Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany and Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Bits of cloth gone from spine ends, corners rubbed, heavy foxing on frontis and title page, very light foxing thereafter .

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