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        La Basilica di S. Antonio di Padova descritta ed illustrata

      Bianchi,, Padova, 1852 - Pp. xvi, 308, clxx + (2) d'errata; 513 (3) xxix + (7) d'indici ed errata. Con bel ritratto in litografia in due toni di colore dell'autore e 51 tavole incise in rame fuori testo (di cui 6 di facsimili), ciascuna protetta da velina. Unito a (all'inizio): GONZATI B. Il Santuario delle Reliquie ossia il Tesoro della Basilica di S. Antonio di Padova. Padova, 1851. Pp. viii, 79 (1). Con 6 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Due opere in due volumi di cm. 37. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con punte, nervi passanti e titoli su doppi tasselli. Qualche segno d'suo limitato ai tasselli e ad una punta, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso ed a carte candide, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Copia impreziosita inoltre da varie aggiunte tra cui: cop. originali delle brossure, il necrologio dell'autore, prospetti associativi all'opera e varia documentazione riguardante il progetto editoriale. Bell'insieme di queste due celebri opere riguardanti la Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova. La trattazione storica e documentaria copre un periodo di 600 anni. Ampi indici accompagnano i vari capitoli. Cfr. Lozzi (3236): "Opera assai stimata.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Illustreret Danmarkshistorie for folket.

      Rittendorff & Aagaards Forlag 1852-55, Kjobenhavn - First edition, two volumes in the original 75 parts, 8vo, pp. [10], 617, [3]; [10], 560; printed paper wrappers, volumes 1 and 2 each have a title page and table of contents dated 1854 and 1855 respectively, 479 woodcut engravings; fine. This is a complete set. A Danish history for the people. Volume 1 (parts 1-39) covers the beginnings (legends and Norse mythology) up to the Union of Kalmar (1397). Volume 2 continues with the Union of Kalmar up to 1848. This parts issue is not noted in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, ON SATURDAY THE 28th INSTANT.[caption title and first line of text].

      [Bladensburg, Md.?] Aug. 31, 1852. - Broadside, 9 3/4 x 9 inches. Trimmed raggedly on left edge, affecting a few letters. Evenly tanned, minor soiling. Docketed on verso. About very good. Wanted poster for a runaway slave, posted by A.B. Berry of Prince George's County, Maryland, near Bladensburg. Berry offers $50 for "a negro man named Jim, about 5 feet 6 inches high, bright mulatto, full suit of hair, no marks recollected. He is about 24 years of age, and has rather a down look when spoken to. He has a variety of clothing, which he took with him. Jim was raised by Dr. John Wootton, late of Prince George's co. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and return to me, or placing him in jail, so that I get him again." Albert B. Berry, of the milling firm Berry & Taylor, was active in financing the slave, cotton, and speculating enterprises of the Old South. While slavery was common in Maryland, such wanted posters are usually from more southern locales. A rare and ephemeral piece.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Perlen aus der Instrumenten-Sammlung von Paul de Wit in Leipzig, Redakteur und Verleger der "Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau". Leipzig, De Wit Verlag 1892. Quer-Fol. Titel, 14 S. mit 16 chromolithogr. Tafeln, OHlwd. rmit farb. montiertem Deckelbild und Kordelbindung.

      - Riemann 1319 - MGG XIV, 736.- Sehr seltener Sammlungskatalog.- Text auch in englischer u. französischer Sprache.- Die Tafeln zeigen die schönsten Stücke des Leipziger Instrumentenmuseum, das von dem aus Holland stammenden Violincellisten P. de Wit (1852 - 1925) gegründet wurde.- Ebd. tls. berieben u. etw. fleckig, insges. aber guter Erhaltungszustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Chronologischer Raupen-Kalender oder Naturgeschichte aller europäischer Raupen, wie Sie der Zeit nach in gewissen Monaten in der Natur zum Vorschein kommen.

      Vierte Auflage. Berlin, C. Grobe, 1852. 8vo (215 x 127 mm). pp. 160, 12 folded (Systematisches Verzeichniss der europaeischen Schmetterlinge) with 41 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary publisher's cloth. The first edition was published in 1835. Library stamps on title and a library stamp on 2 other leafs.//Nissen ZBI, 4261.

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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.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1852 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité Des Fistules Vésico-Utérines, Vésico-Utero-Vaginales, Entéro-Vaginales et Recto-Vaginales [Traite, Vesico-Uterines]

      Chez J-B Bailliere, Paris 1852 - Ex-Library. Library stamps, bookplate, light wear. Solid hardcover. ; French language text. First printing, with January 1852 catalogue bound in rear. Quarter leather with marbled paper boards, six compartment spine, gilt spine rulings, and gilt spine label. Later work by noted French surgeon Jobert, whose earlier work on the intestines (1829) is Garrison-Morton (4th) 3439. Jobert's pioneering plastic surgery techniques for repair of fistula are compiled in this important work, including his development of tension-free closures using vaginal-releasing incisions.; Ex-Library; 420+48ad pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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        The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir for 1852.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co, Philadelphia. - 1852, first edition, many full page beautiful coloured chromolithographs which depict native American Indians, 298 pages, this is a very good hardback copy bound in full heavily gilt decorated black leather covers. A magnificent book. Photos on r equest. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop, Bath Old Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Pteroglossus Aracari (Cayenne Aracari)

      1852 - John Gould (1804-1881) An illustrated plate from A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans London, 1852-54 Hand-colored lithograph Paper size: 21” x 14 1/2” Framed size: 31 1/2” x 25” John Gould was the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. The ‘bird man,’ as he liked to be called, had been “enamored with nature, and her charming attitudes” at an early age. This romantic enthusiasm combined with scientific and artistic skills and a forceful entrepreneurial personality, led him to produce a total of almost 3,000 hand-colored lithographs. Gould collected the scientific information and drew many of the rough sketches himself. These were then passed on for completion to skilled illustrators: at first, his wife Elizabeth and Edward Lear; and later such artist as Henry Richter, William Hart, and Joseph Wolf. The plates which resulted were a splendid fusion of art and science whose range is still unsurpassed. The dazzling illustrations from Gould’s monograph on the toucans are generally thought to represent his most dramatic, magnificent images. Gould recognized that toucans represent perhaps the most inherently stunning of all birds, and combined his passions for accuracy and beauty to create the most lavish images ever devoted to the subject of ornithology. The artist recognized that it would be impossible to embellish a bird as striking as a toucan, and he simply portrayed them as they were in life. The amazing range of vivid colors-shiny black, vibrant red, yellow, and orange-creates an unprecedented sense of animation. Shown against fairly simple backgrounds, the birds seem to emerge, large and engaging, from the page. Gould’s toucans appear as living creatures, not two-dimensional representations. The inspiration for the Toucans came while Gould was working on his Birds of Europe, when he became fascinated by a collection of toucans owned by a fellow ornithologist. He made several trips to Central European museums to gather material for the Toucans, and after the first edition was published, Gould redrew some of the plates and added 20 new birds for this, the revised and expanded second edition.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        La France et ses colonies. Atlas illustré cent cartes dressées d'après les cartes de Cassini, du Dépot de la guerre, des Ponts-et-chaussées et de la Marine Texte redigé d'après les documents officiels Par Ernest Poirée.

      Migeon, Paris 1852 - Oblong folio, pp. [4], engraved title-p., plus 97 hand-colored maps (including 1 large folding one of France), each with a descriptive leaf of text; original morocco-backed cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine; rebacked with old spine laid down. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Andigena Cucullatus (Hooded Hill Toucan)

      1852 - John Gould (1804-1881) An illustrated plate from A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans London, 1852-54 Hand-colored lithograph Paper size: 21” x 14 1/2” Framed size: 31 1/2” x 25” John Gould was the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. The ‘bird man,’ as he liked to be called, had been “enamored with nature, and her charming attitudes” at an early age. This romantic enthusiasm combined with scientific and artistic skills and a forceful entrepreneurial personality, led him to produce a total of almost 3,000 hand-colored lithographs. Gould collected the scientific information and drew many of the rough sketches himself. These were then passed on for completion to skilled illustrators: at first, his wife Elizabeth and Edward Lear; and later such artist as Henry Richter, William Hart, and Joseph Wolf. The plates which resulted were a splendid fusion of art and science whose range is still unsurpassed. The dazzling illustrations from Gould’s monograph on the toucans are generally thought to represent his most dramatic, magnificent images. Gould recognized that toucans represent perhaps the most inherently stunning of all birds, and combined his passions for accuracy and beauty to create the most lavish images ever devoted to the subject of ornithology. The artist recognized that it would be impossible to embellish a bird as striking as a toucan, and he simply portrayed them as they were in life. The amazing range of vivid colors-shiny black, vibrant red, yellow, and orange-creates an unprecedented sense of animation. Shown against fairly simple backgrounds, the birds seem to emerge, large and engaging, from the page. Gould’s toucans appear as living creatures, not two-dimensional representations. The inspiration for the Toucans came while Gould was working on his Birds of Europe, when he became fascinated by a collection of toucans owned by a fellow ornithologist. He made several trips to Central European museums to gather material for the Toucans, and after the first edition was published, Gould redrew some of the plates and added 20 new birds for this, the revised and expanded second edition.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        "La France et ses colonies. Atlas illustré cent cartes dressées d'après les cartes de Cassini, du Dépot de la guerre, des Ponts-et-chaussées et de la Marine … Texte redigé d'après les documents officiels … Par Ernest Poirée."

      Paris: Migeon. 1852. "Oblong folio, pp. [4], engraved title-p., plus 97 hand-colored maps (including 1 large folding one of France), each with a descriptive leaf of text; original morocco-backed cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine; rebacked with old spine laid down."

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        The Capture of Major Andre engraving, advertising the 'Illustrated News', P.T. Barnum's illustrated newspaper

      New York:: P.T. Barnum, Henry D. Beach, and Alfred E. Beach; Office of the Illustrated News,. 1852.. Large broadside with unusual woodcut engraving illustrating "The Capture of Major Andre". Advertising subscriptions to P. T. Barnum's and Henry and Alfred Beach's newly published 'Illustrated News', with the large engraving by Tompkins Harrison Matteson.& & During this period (1840s - 1850s) Barnum was operating his immensely popular Barnum's American Museum in New York City; it sometimes received as many as 15,000 paying visitors per day, at 25 cents per visit. The Museum was an odd hybrid of lecture hall, zoo, museum, theater, freak show and rooftop garden with hot air balloon rides. With this early illustrated newspaper advertised here, P.T. Barnum hoped to emulate the Illustrated London News, established in 1842. Barnum's publication lasted less than a year, but it did engender Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Nonetheless, the text at the top of the broadside boasts of the vast investment the three partners (Henry D. Beach and Alfred E. Beach, late proprietors of the New-York Sun) in this new venture subscribed ($20,000 each) in an effort towards making the new pictorial weekly a beautiful "pictorial history of the world", each issue 16 pages long and illustrated with 15 to 30 engravings. It was to commence "on or about 15th Dec'f, 1852...". The large wood engraved illustration is signed at the lower right by the American artist Matteson (1813-1884), known for his patriotic themes. The engraving shows Andre in stocking feet as one of his captors reads the documents hidden in his boots. Matteson employed a limited number of models; it is thought that the figure of Andre might be a self portrait.& & Below the engraving, the cost of an individual copy (Six cents), subscription prices for yearly volumes, binding of volumes, shipping costs, and the mailing address at the American Museum for subscription orders. Printed within ornate scrolled border, with notice "Please tack up this circular in some conspicuous place" printed below the border. & & Black printed on cream paper, 18 x 23 1/2" . Old folds, expertly restored, replacing some marginal losses and one part of the illustration. OCLC: 437890745.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique... in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

      Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1852-1882. 6 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (330 x 240mm) & folio (470 x 330mm). With 210 (54 fine handcoloured) lithographed or engraved plates. Later half cloth, paper label on spines (4 vols in port-folio). The text of the Amphibia section is supplied in reprint. Apart from the supplied reprint pages (pp. 191) a complete set of this rare and early pioneering work on the natural history of Mozambique. Our set includes the rare ornithological plates from the section on birds, a section which according the Nissen and the BM Natural History catalogue was never published. Wilhelm Peters (1815-1883) was the assistant of Johannes Müller, the great anatomist and was later appointed director of the Berlin Zoological Museum. /"Soon Peters began to plan what was to become the major event of his life, an exploration of Mozambique, which had the enthusiastic support of Müller and of Alexander von Humboldt, then also at Berlin. Peters departed in September 1842, travelling on a Portuguese convict ship first to Angola and finally (June 1843) to Mozambique. There he managed to explore the entire coastal region and also spent nearly a year up the Zambesi River deep in the interior.... The collections he made were enormous and were written up, mainly by himself... a model faunal work for its day, comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated" (Adler, 'Contributions to the history of herpetology', p. 37).//The set comprises:/[Mammals] Zoologie I. Säugethiere. Berlin 1852. Folio. pp. xvi, 202, with 46 (35 handcoloured) lithographed or engraved plates./[Birds] Zoologie II. Vögel. Berlin n.d. 4to. 15 handcoloured lithographed plates. No text was published./[Amphibians] Zoologie III. Amphibien. Berlin 1882. Folio. With 33 lithographed plates. Text supplied in reprint./[River Fish] Zoologie IV. Flussfische. Berlin 1868. 2 vols (text & atlas). 4to & folio. pp. xii, 116, with 20 (1 handcoloured) engraved plates./[Insects] Zoologie V. Insecten und Myriapoden. Berlin 1862. 2 vols (text & atlas). 4to & folio. pp. xxi, 566, with 35 (3 handcoloured) engraved plates./[Botany] Botanik. Berlin 1862-64. 2 vols. 4to. pp. xxii, iv, 584, with 61 lithographed plates.//BM(NH)IV, p. 1555; Nissen ZBI, 3139; Stafleu & Cowan 7759.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Dr. L. Uhland&quote;).

      Tübingen, 11. Mai 1852.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. An das Amtsnotariat in Pfullingen: &quote;Königl. Amtsnotariat Pfullingen habe ich die Ehre, als Pfleger des minderjährigen Ludwig Meyer, Justizreferendars von Pfullingen, hiebei die 3te Pflegrechnung vom 25. Jul. 1850 bis 1. Sept. 1851 zugleich mit der 1ten Pflegrechnung über das vom Bruder ererbte Vermögen vom 30. Jan. bis 1. Sept. 1851, je mit Beilagen, zur Revision zu übergeben [...]&quote;. - Jede der drei Seiten einspaltig von Uhland beschrieben, die andere Spalte jeweils mit behördlichem Aktenvermerk. - Etwas unfrisch; ohne die erwähnten Beilagen.

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        A Conchological Manual. Fourth edition, considerably enlarged and improved.

      London, H.G. Bohn, 1852. 8vo (215 x 132mm). pp. vi, (2), 337, with 2 folded tables and 29 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's green cloth (rebound preserving old spine and sides). The last much enlarged edition. A work designed for the shell-collector, with beautifully produced plates. The plates show 602 figures of shells.//Nissen ZBI, 3910.

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        Book of Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President

      Liverpool: Published by S.W. Richards, 1852. Third European Edition, first state. 336pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm.] Brown diced sheep with decorative blind stamped boards. Blind stamped bands and gilt stamped title on backstrip. Very good. Minor bumping to the corners and light rubbing to extremities. Name in pencil on the front free endsheet. The stereotype plates for this edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (like the Book of Mormon that was published three months prior) were the plates used for the next two decades plus for all English language editions. This is the first state with "morning that Hyrum" on page 335. The first state incorporates sixty-five changes from the 1849 edition. The changes are of no real significance, most were spelling and grammatical (to conform with the British vernacular). Flake/Draper 2866. Crawley 718

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture, or, Theory and Practice blended in Ship Building

      Lithographed frontis., 45 black & white plates, and two printed tables. 420, ii pp. Large 4to, orig. cloth (extremities with very minor wear, some foxing due to the quality of the paper). New York: D. Appleton, 1852. "Third edition" of the first great American book on naval architecture (1st ed.: 1849). Griffiths (1809-82), was one of the earliest outstanding naval architects in America and, during the early 1850s, his steamships were the fastest and finest in the world. "Through his writings Griffiths did more than any one else to put shipbuilding in America on a scientific basis, in place of the 'rule of thumb' methods then in vogue. He was not only an influential theorist, however, but a practical designer of ships as well, and one of the first in the United States outside of naval constructors like Joshua Humphreys, to specialize in designing. Most of his contemporaries, like Donald McKay, Samuel Hall, and Jacob Bell, owned shipyards and actually built the ships they designed...Griffiths, however, with his particular inventive genius and bold originality, was content to draw the plans and let others execute them. He showed amazing versatility in that period of constant innovation, designing outstanding vessels of many sorts -- sail and steam, wood and iron, war and commerce. Though the Ann McKim, built at Baltimore in 1832, is often called the pioneer clipper, Griffiths is credited with designing the first 'extreme clipper ship,' the Rainbow, 750 tons, launched in 1845 for the China trade...To secure increased speed by reducing resistance, he gave these ships slender bows and sterns rising high above the water, concave bow waterlines and 'the greatest breadth at a point considerably further aft than had hitherto been considered practicable' (Clark, post, p. 65). Conservative skeptics attacked these innovations, questioning the safety of such sharp, slender ships, but they proved to be the fastest afloat and strongly influenced the subsequent development of the American clipper. Griffiths then turned to steamships, where again his influence was important...His writings and the success of his ships brought him orders from all parts of the world."-D.A.B., IV, pp. 626-27. This book is very attractively illustrated with forty-five striking black & white plates, depicting various parts of ships and matters of design. A fresh copy of a book which does not survive well. Surprisingly rare. .

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        Opuscules Entomologiques.

      Paris 1852-1875. Volumes 1-4, 7-16 (bound in 4). Royal-8vo (230 x 155mm). pp. 2759, with 12 portraits and 12 plates. Recent brown cloth. Lacking volumes 5 & 6. Particularly rare are the last 3 volumes and many bibliographies only quote vols. 1-13. Etienne Mulsant (1797-1880) was a French coleopterist and is best known for his 'Histoire naturelles des Coleoptères de France', published in 37 parts from 1839-1884. Volume 7 with some staining at the right upper corner. Vols. 10-16 published in a larger format.//Horn-Schenkling 15694.

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        JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE IN BAFFIN'S BAY AND BARROW STRAITS, IN THE YEARS 1850 - 1851, PERFORMED BY H.M. SHIPS "LADY FRANKLIN" AND "SOPHIA," UNDER THE COMMAND OF MR. WILLIAM PENNY, IN SEARCH OF THE MISSING CREWS OF H.M. SHIPS EREBUS AND TERROR

      London. 1852.. Two volumes. [iii]-lii,506pp., colored lithographic frontispiece plus folding map; vii,363,ccxxxiii pp. plus color frontispiece, five plates (two in color), and folding map. Octavo. Original red publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt; rebacked, neatly preserving most of the original spines. Corners bumped and worn, spines lightly worn and soiled. Contemporary notation on verso of each titlepage. Light toning and minor wear. Very good. An important and scarce Arctic expedition under the command of Capt. William Penny. The H.M.S. Lady Franklin and Sophia set out on an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin through Baffin's Bay and Barrow Strait, thence north into Wellington Channel where search parties went out and observations were made to obtain further geological and natural history information in the Arctic. The appendix contains detailed reports of the travelling parties that were sent out in search of signs of the Erebus and Terror, including to the unexplored regions beyond Wellington Channel. Also in the appendix are Admiralty papers, meteorological data, a register of the tides, and illustrations of natural history and geological specimens. The handsome plates depict life in the Arctic, including "Winter Quarters, Assistance Bay," "Arctic Travelling," and natural history illustrations. The folding maps include "A Chart of the Arctic Regions..." and "A Polar Chart...of Capt. Penny's Expedition." Not in Lande or Lande supplement. TPL 3214. SABIN 93963.

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        Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London - 1852, 1st Edition. () Very good. vii,1,320pp. Small Octavo. Illustrated with 4 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece) and folding map, outlined in colour. Original blue blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Brown coated endpapers. Previous owner's name on back of frontispiece. Very nice tight copy. AB 12899. Account by the commander of the 'Pioneer' of the Franklin search expedition, under Capt. H. T. Austin. The search in the 'Resolute' and 'Assistance' with the tender 'Pioneer' made their way to winter quarters at Griffith Island via Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, and Barrow Strait before returning. The account includes descriptions of the West Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic, and accounts of their sledge journeys. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALS / AMS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift mit angeschlossenem eigenhändgien autobigraphisches Manuskript.

      - Berlin 9.VI.1852. 3 2/3 Seiten gr.-4°. Ernst Friedrich Gurlt (1794-1882), Veterinär-Anatom, schuf die bedeutende Gurlt'sche Sammlung an der damaligen Berliner Tierarzneischule. - An den Verlag F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig mit Angaben zu seinem "Leben u. Wirken" für die 1851-1855 erschienene 10. Auflage des Konversationslexikons. - - ". Nach beendigter medicinisch-chirurgischer Staatsprüfung und erlangter Approbation als praktischer Arzt und Operateur wurde derselbe als Repetitor bei der Königl. Thierarzneischule in Berlin angestellt und 1827 zum Professor ernannt. Er trägt die Anatomie, pathologische Anatomie, Physiologie, Zoologie und Botanik vor, und leitet die praktisch-zootomischen Uebungen . - - Seine amtliche Thtätigkeit besteht, außer den Geschäften der Direction und dem in den genannten Fächern zu ertheilenden Unterricht, in der Förderung der Entwicklungsgeschichte und pathologischen Anatomie, so wie in der Vermehrung und Vervollständigung des zootomischen Cabinets, welches unter seiner Leitung einen Zuwachs von über 4000 Nummern erhalten hat ." - Es folgt seine Bibliographie. - - In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Système Silurien du Centre de la Bohême.

      Première partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES (all published!). Prague & Paris, chez l'auteur & éditeur, 1852-1911. 8 sections (bound in 30 volumes). 4to. pp. 8224, with 1606 lithographed plates. Original cloth, covers blind stamped, spines with gilt lettering (3 volumes re-bound to match, one volume in wrappers). Joachim Barrande (1799-1883) "collected, described, and drew the fossils of the central Bohemian basin - this area has been called the Barrandian ever since. The strata of this basin are Proterozoic - early Paleozoic in age. The results formed the outstanding monograph 'Système Silurien'. Because this work is so comprehensive, its drawings so accurate, and its descriptions so fine, it is still used as a reference book by paleontologists (D.B.S. I, pp. 468/469). Zittel (pp. 445/446) called this handbook "a work which stands almost unrivalled in palaeontological literature". It contains descriptions and figures of 4565 species, with a few exceptions all coming from the Lower Palaeozoic marine beds of Bohemia. The most sumptuously produced work ever produced in paleontology. Barrande was a pupil of Cuvier, Orbigny and Brogniart./Contents as follows, volume I: Trilobites - II: Céphalopodes - III: Ptéropodes - IV: Gastéropodes - V: Brachiopodes - VI: Acéphales - VII: Echinodermes: Cystidées - VIII: Bryozoaires, Hydrozoaires, Anthozoaires, Alcyonaires. A complete set of this monumental classic on the paleontology of Bohemia, which was privately printed in a very small limited edition of 250 copies only. The first volume of the Tilobites pp. 935, with 51 plates in xerox-copies.

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria &c

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1852. Octavo (252 × 157 mm). Early 20th-century quarter vellum, titles to spine gilt, marbled sides. 2 maps and 20 plates. Map of Calabria pasted to front blank. Binding rubbed and tanned, spotting to contents, particularly plates. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Edward Gordon Craig's copy, in his personal binding style, with his bookplate, and numerous pencil notes in his hand. Craig (1872–1966) was the son of actress Ellen Terry and himself an actor and director. He also trained as an engraver and was an influential set designer, introducing concepts such as stage lighting as part of his goal of integrating all aspects of a performance into a cohesive work of art. Craig lived in Italy for many years, and was inspired by the country's scenic grandeur. On page 273 of this volume he disagrees with the author, who writes of a particular castle, "…but so little is there of interest either outside or in, that for once we could not find wherewithal to employ our pencils…". Craig counters in the margin, "a little weak – for given any 10 yards of earth there is always enough to draw if one's [?] 'pencils' can find it out". A fabulous association copy.

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel. London: George Routledge 1849. [bound with]HOEY, Mrs. F.C. Buried in the Deep; and other Tales. London: Chapman and Hall 1872

      . Two volumes bound in one, “Pride and Prejudice” bound in second, 12mo, (ii), 430, (iii)-290 pp, the Austen bound without its half title. Later small owner’s label to paste down, upper hinge cracked but sound. Contemporary blue cloth, marked, spine dull. A very scarce issue of “Pride and Prejudice” published in Routledge’s Railway Library, not noted in Keynes (who lists an 1852 edition) or Wolff and with only one copy on Copac (Cambridge). Sadleir mentions it in his list of the Railway Library (II p167/8) but doesn’t catalogue it elsewhere. “Buried in the Deep” not in Sadleir, Wolff or CBEL with only one copy again noted on Copac.

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        Constitution of the United States of America, as Proposed by the Convention Held at Philadelphia, September 17, 1787, and Since Ratified by the Several States; with the Amendments Thereto, Marginal Notes, and Index; Also, "An Act to Establish a Territorial Government for Utah," Approved, September 9, 1850. Published by authority, 1000 copies ordered to be printed.

      G[reat] S[alt] L[ake] City, U.T. 1852 - First edition. Small 8vo. 48 pp. Disbound pamphlet. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De catoptrices et dioptrices in oculorum morbis cognoscendis usu atque utilitate / Scripsit Richardus Ulrich.

      - Goettingae typis expressit officina academica Dietrichiana (Guil. Fr. Kaestner), 1852, 4°, (6), 74 pp., 3 zum teil Folio große gefaltete lith. tafeln mit 84 Abb., im feinen Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. First announcement of Theodor's Ruete's ophthalmoscope and only depiction of his original Instrument; first printed depiction of the fundus! - - ORDO MEDICORUM POSTULAVERAT: - Exhibeatur cotnpleta, quantum fieri potest, eorum morborum in oculo obviorum enumeratio et pathogenesis, quorum sedein ac naturam leges catoptricae et dioptricae medicum perspicere docent; addatur, si quid praeterea de iisdem morbis nosse medici practici interesse videatur. - IUDICIUM GRATIOSI MEDICORUM ORDINIS HOC ERAT: - Der Verfasser dieser Arbeit hat durch die grosse Ausdehnung, die er ihr gegeben, und durch die sorgfältige Benutzung der hierhergehörigen Literatur den lobenswerthesten Fleiss gezeigt und durch die Auflassung des Ganzen bewiesen, dass er die Ophthalmologie in ihren anatomischen, physiologischen und pathologischen Theilen gründlich kennt. Er theilt die Arbeit in 3 Hauptabschnitte, in den optischen, physiologischen und pathologischen. In dem optischen handelt er die zur Aufgabe gehörigen dioptrischen und katoptrischen Gesetze auf eine einfache, klare, dem Zwecke ganz entsprechende Weise ab, wobei man die Geschicklichkeit in der populären Darstellung dieser oft verwickelten Gesetze anerkennen muss. Im physiologischen Theile ist ebenfalls das auf eine elegante Weise aus der Anatomie und Physiologie zusammengestellt, was zur Lösung der Aufgabe gehört. Am Kürzesten ist verhältnissmässig der pathologische Theil ausgefallen; dieser leidet an einzelnen Unvollständigkeiten. Namentlich wäre zu wünschen gewesen, dass der Verfasser noch etwas ausführlicher auf den Purkinje -Sansonschen Versuch, auf die Diagnose der Krankheiten der Linse, des Glaskörpers und der Netzhaut eingegangen wäre. Dieser Mangel, der auch vom Verfasser selbst gefühlt zu sein scheint, wird indessen dadurch entschuldigt, dass der Diagnose der gedachten Krankheiten eben in dieser Zeit durch Erfindung des Augenspiegels eine gänzliche Reform bevorsteht. Sehr dankenswerth sind endlich auch die vielen sauberen Abbildungen, die das Verständniss mancher Einzelheiten wesentlich erleichtern. Nach sorgfältiger Prüfung des Ganzen findet sich daher die medicinische Facultät gern bewogen, diese Arbeit des Preises für würdig zu erklären." - - Richard Ulrich gave in this to "Vior illustrissimo C.G. Theodoro Rute" dedicated price essay the first description of Ruete's ophthalmoscope already in June 1852, also before the publication of Ruete's book "Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte", actually he announces Ruete books with following words: "Plura eaque accuratiora hoc loco affere, supervacaneum est, quoniam Ruete ipse proximo tempore specula sui descritionem et usum libello pertractabit" (p.53) and request the use of the ophthalmoscope in the clinic " ., sed etiam ad morborum qurundam in fundo oculi obviorum sedem et naturam explorandam eorumgue diagnosin firmandam et adjuvandam, ." - - Also "R. Ulrich was one if the first to use Helmholtz's ophthalmoscope, but in this book he affirms that the instrument of Ruete is better. He illustrates the apparatus and also gives one of the earliest reproductions of the fundus." B.O.A. Lib. Cat. II, p.109 - - "Ulrich (Augenspiegel p.24*) of Goettingen eliminated already in 1852 the corneal reflex; his ophthalmoscope consisted of two prisms at right angles; the lower one was for illumination; i.e. for the incident rays; the upper one of observation, i.e. for the exiting rays." Hirschberg/Blodi, 1025, 11/1a, p.111 - - *)"Herr Professor Ulrich 1 kam zuerst auf den Gedanken, anstatt der planparallelen Gläser des Helmholtz'schen Augenspiegels und anstatt meines durchbohrten Hohlspiegels die totale Reflexion des Lichts in den rechtwinkligen Glasprismen zu benutzen. Um den Hintergrund des Auges . [Attributes: 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, 21 november 1852 - 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 8vo. 3 pp., on a single folded sheet. Old folds. Fine. Tan half morocco clamshell

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        CYCLOPEDIA OF USEFUL ARTS, Mechanical and Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering.

      George Virtue |& Co. 1852 - - George Virtue & Co., London & NY S.d. [1852-1854], 9 vol. (17,4x26,5cm), relié. - Edition originale, rarement complète, encore plus rare telle que nous la présentons dans son état d'origine, en 9 livraisons en cartonnage d'éditeur destinées à être reliées en deux gros volumes. L'illustration comprends deux pages de titre gravées, 40 gravures sur acier dessinées par Bartlet (divers graveurs), et des centaines de bois gravés in-texte. Cartonnages d'éditeur en pleine percaline rouge dorée. Dos lisse orné d'une grande plaque. Plats ornés dd'un grand fer avec machines et usines ; encadrement à froid. Coiffes frottées. Piqûres éparses dans les marges des gravures et serpentes roussies. Les trois derniers volumes sont non coupés. Trois volumes ont quelques cahiers ressortis. Détails des 9 volumes : VOLUME 1 : 240 pages ; VOLUME 2 : paginé 241 à 480. ; VOLUME 3 : paginé 481 à 640 + LXXX . ; VOLUME 4 : paginé 641 à 816 + LXXXI à CXIiv ; VOLUME 5 : paginé 817 à 832 end of the first volume +cxl +paginé 1 à 208 ; VOLUME 6 : paginé de 206 à 448. ; VOLUME 7 : paginé 449 à 688. ; VOLUME 8 : paginé 689 à 928. ; VOLUME 9 : paginé 929 à 1052 + préface table, Directions to the binder et 2 pages de titres. Encyclopédie des arts et métiers basée sur l'exposition universelle de 1851 à Londres et sur le Crystal Palace dont on trouve deux planches dans le premier volume, une du batiment, l'autre du plan de l'exposition. Conçu comme un dictionnaire, les longs articles s'enchaînent par ordre alphabétique, de Abattoirs, Aqueducs jusqu'à Warming and Ventilation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Jenny Goldschmidt geb. Lind&quote;).

      Scheveningen, 24. Juli 1852.. 8 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo.. An eine Dame in Berlin, die ihr wohl zur Hochzeit mit dem Komponisten Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907) gratuliert hatte; die Trauung hatte auf ihrer diesjährigen Amerika-Reise in Boston stattgefunden: &quote;[...] Mein Mann ist mir von Gott gesandt. Er ist ein Mensch, der das Leben auf die schönste Weise verstanden, und trägt in seine[r] Seele Reinheit und Liebe. Er versteht mir [!] und mein Inneres auf die wunderbarste Weise, und behandelt mich mit solcher rührende[n] Zartheit, und giebt mir so zu sagen, so sein ganzes Wirken und Thun, daß ich fühle mich unbeschreiblich beglückt und dankbar. Wir sind merkwürdig im Character und Neigung ähnlich, und schwerlich sind wir von verschiedener Meinung. Religion und Musik binden uns fest zusammen [...] Mein Mann ist sehr sehr musikalisch spielt sehr schön Pianoforte und hat entschiedenes Talent für Composition [...] Die Reisen in Amerika waren großartig und schön, aber anstrengend. Daher brauchen wir jetzt vor den hiesigen See-Bädern um uns zu stärken, sonst bin ich immer dieselbe kräftige Natur wie immer. Gottlob! immer gesund, und meine Stimme auch sehr frisch und gesund [...]&quote;. - Mit kleineren Einrissen in den Faltungen und kleineren Läsuren.

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        LES PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES TERRESTRES DES PEUPLES DE L'AIR

      Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, 1852. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2").Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. WHIMSICAL ROYAL BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY CHARLES MEUNIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers each featuring inlaid gray frame set with 24 medallions containing gray and red ladybirds as well as inlaid citron morocco butterflies at corners, raised bands, spine compartments inlaid in similar fashion, gilt titling, turn-ins each with 33 inlaid ladybirds, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and gilt on the rough (a tiny, invisible repair at the bottom of one joint). Original (slightly soiled) printed paper wrappers bound in. With tondo portrait frontispiece of Jacques Cazotte, two additional engraved and hand-colored titles, and 32 DELIGHTFUL HAND-COLORED PLATES, as called for, consisting of 17 full-page plates and 15 section titles with vignette, the engravings DEPICTING INSECTS DRESSED AS HUMANS, OR HUMANS SPORTING COLORFUL BUTTERFLY WINGS. Vicaire VI, 246. Spines very slightly sunned towards blue-green, isolated trivial foxing or smudges to margins, otherwise A VERY PRETTY SET IN FINE CONDITION, bright and clean inside and out, the plates richly colored, and the text with especially ample margins. This is a delightful anthropomorphic work in a charming binding quite unlike the dramatic cuir-ciselé productions for which Meunier (1865-1940) is famous, but which is quite appropriate for these lepidoptera fantasias. The style here is delicate and romantic, with graceful gilt tooling and elegant inlays. Meunier was legendary among French binders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his energy and imagination. Apprenticed to Gustave Bénard at the age of 11, he worked for a time in the atelier of Marius Michel, and then set up his own studio when he was 20. According to Duncan & De Bartha, he drew "on both traditional and modern techniques and forms of decoration, [mixing] classical punches . . . with newly fashionable incised and modelled leather panels." This eclectic approach did not lead to the kind of popularity enjoyed by some of our binder's most distinguished competitors, and partly as a protest in recognition of this, "Meunier declined to participate in the 1900 Exposition, as he felt that the Grand Prix would automatically be awarded to Marius Michel (which it was). He staged his own show at his studio on the Boulevard Malesherbes and received as much magazine coverage as the participants at the Exposition." He retired from active binding in 1920. Pierre Amédée Varin (1818-83) was the scion of a family of engravers and was particularly known for his imaginative illustrations of hybrid creatures and anthromorphic vegetables. While fanciful, the plates here also include realistic depictions of a variety of butterflies, identified by their scientific names. The fantastical tales by Meray and Nus were inspired by J. J. Grandville's "Les Métamorphoses de Jour" and by the fairy tales of Jacques Cazotte (1719-92), who appears as a character in the first story.

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        LES PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES TERRESTRES DES PEUPLES DE L'AIR

      Gabriel de Gonet, Paris 1852 - 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. WHIMSICAL ROYAL BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY CHARLES MEUNIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers each featuring inlaid gray frame set with 24 medallions containing gray and red ladybirds as well as inlaid citron morocco butterflies at corners, raised bands, spine compartments inlaid in similar fashion, gilt titling, turn-ins each with 33 inlaid ladybirds, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and gilt on the rough (a tiny, invisible repair at the bottom of one joint). Original (slightly soiled) printed paper wrappers bound in. With tondo portrait frontispiece of Jacques Cazotte, two additional engraved and hand-colored titles, and 32 DELIGHTFUL HAND-COLORED PLATES, as called for, consisting of 17 full-page plates and 15 section titles with vignette, the engravings DEPICTING INSECTS DRESSED AS HUMANS, OR HUMANS SPORTING COLORFUL BUTTERFLY WINGS. Vicaire VI, 246. Spines very slightly sunned towards blue-green, isolated trivial foxing or smudges to margins, otherwise A VERY PRETTY SET IN FINE CONDITION, bright and clean inside and out, the plates richly colored, and the text with especially ample margins. This is a delightful anthropomorphic work in a charming binding quite unlike the dramatic cuir-ciselé productions for which Meunier (1865-1940) is famous, but which is quite appropriate for these lepidoptera fantasias. The style here is delicate and romantic, with graceful gilt tooling and elegant inlays. Meunier was legendary among French binders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his energy and imagination. Apprenticed to Gustave Bénard at the age of 11, he worked for a time in the atelier of Marius Michel, and then set up his own studio when he was 20. According to Duncan & De Bartha, he drew "on both traditional and modern techniques and forms of decoration, [mixing] classical punches . . . with newly fashionable incised and modelled leather panels." This eclectic approach did not lead to the kind of popularity enjoyed by some of our binder's most distinguished competitors, and partly as a protest in recognition of this, "Meunier declined to participate in the 1900 Exposition, as he felt that the Grand Prix would automatically be awarded to Marius Michel (which it was). He staged his own show at his studio on the Boulevard Malesherbes and received as much magazine coverage as the participants at the Exposition." He retired from active binding in 1920. Pierre Amédée Varin (1818-83) was the scion of a family of engravers and was particularly known for his imaginative illustrations of hybrid creatures and anthromorphic vegetables. While fanciful, the plates here also include realistic depictions of a variety of butterflies, identified by their scientific names. The fantastical tales by Meray and Nus were inspired by J. J. Grandville's "Les Métamorphoses de Jour" and by the fairy tales of Jacques Cazotte (1719-92), who appears as a character in the first story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Würzburg und seine Umgebungen, ein historisch-topographisches Handbuch, illustrirt durch Abbildungen in Lithographie und Holzschnitt.

      Würzburg Bonitas-Bauer 1852 - Grüner Pappband der Zeit der rotem Rückenschild und Rotschnitt; 8°; (8) LIV (II) 440 Seiten; 21 Tafeln (davon 1 grafisch gestaltetes gestochenes zusätzliches Titelblatt, 1 ausfaltbare Karte, 2 ausfaltbare Panoramen, 1 Duoton-Lithografie, 1 Chromolithografie; der Rest schwarzweiß-Bildtafeln in Lithografie oder Holzschnitt); zahlreiche Textillustrationen, eine davon ganzseitig. Ein zur Unkenntlichkeit verblasster Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt; Signaturschildchen auf dem Rücken; Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; Kanten beschabt; Bezugspapier auf den Kanten und Außengelenken mit Spannungsein- und -abrissen; Papier teilsweise etwas stockfleckig, teils gebräunt; der Grad dieser Mängel hängt teilsweise von der Art des verwendeten Papiers ab, das gerade bei den in verschiedensten Techniken hergestellten Tafeln häufig wechselt. 520 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mikroskopische Anatomie oder Gewebelehre des Menschen. 2.Band: Specielle Gewebelehre. Erste Hälfte und Zweite Hälfte, 2.Abtheilung. - 1. Bd. nie erschienen; 2.Bd., 2.Hälfte, 1. Abt. fehlt!

      - Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1852-1854, 8°, X, (1), 554 pp., 1 pp. Berichtigung, 1 Anz.pp.; XII, pp.347-784, 310 Holzschnitte, 4 z.T. handcol. lith. Taf., 2 Pappbände d.Zt; feines und frisches Exemplar. Extrem seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten modernen Histologie; Erster Band ist nie erschienen! - - 1.Buch: Von der Haut; N?geln; Harren; Dr?sen der Haut (pp.1-198). - 2.Buch: Von den Muskeln (pp.199-273). - 3.Buch: Von den Knochen (pp.274-389). - 4.Buch: Vom Nervensystem (pp.390-548). - 5.Buch: Von den Verdauungsorganen (fehlt). - 6.Buch: Von den Respirationsorganen (fehlt) - 7.Buch: Von den Harnorganen (pp.347-387). - 8.Buch: Von den Geschlechtsorganen (pp.388-481). - 9.Buch: Vom Gef?sssystem (pp.482-604). - 10.Buch: Von den h?heren Sinnesorgane (pp.605-772). - - "Das Vorwort zur "Mikroskopischen Anatomie" läßt erkennen, wie Kölliker seine Aufgabe verstand: "Mein Bestreben ging vor allem dahin, die Tatsachen genau festzusetzen, und zu diesem Ende untersuchte ich, durch meine äußere Stellung begünstigt, so sehr als es immer nur anging, alles selbst." Und am Ende seines Lebens hat er rückschauend das Resümee gezogen: "So entstand ein Werk, von dem sich wohl behaupten läßt, das es das erste derartige war und das wohl auch jetzt noch, die Vollständigkeit anlangend, seinesgleichen sucht, wenn dasselbe auch durch viele neuere Wege . mit Bezug auf viele Thatsachen überholt worden ist"." - Das entstehende Werk war viel zu umfangreich für den Gebrauch im Unterricht. Deshalb verfaßte er aus praktischem Bedürfnis bereits 1852 ein "Handbuch der Gewebelehre für Ärzte und Studierende" (Lentner) das als erstes Buch der modernen Histologie bezeichnet wird (siehe Garrison & Morton). 'Handbuch' im ursprünglichen Sinne - als handliches Buch gemeint. So gebührt tatsächlich der "Mikroskopischen Anatomie 2.Bd.: Spezielle Gewebelehre" das Prädikat - "The first textbook of histology" zu sein. - "Die Zeichnungen der beigegebenen Holzschnitte (ausgeführt von J.G. Flegel) sind fast alle Originale und von mir und einigen meiner jüngeren Freunde, namentlich dem Herrn Dr. GEGENBAUR, dann auch von Dr. J. CERMÁK, und Dr. CORTI, denen ich hiermit meinen besten Dank sage, nach der Natur verfertigt." Vorwort - R. Lerner, A.v. Kölliker, Gesch. Mikr., hrsg. Freund & Berg, pp.201-213; DSB, Koelliker, Erinnerungen a.m. Leben, S.188 ff., Norsdenskiöld, Hist. of Biology, p. 400. - - Rare First Edition - The first modern histology! - This book is probably the rarest of the author's histological works. - The first volume, intended as an introduction to the subject, was never published. Kölliker's usual method of working was to bring out separate treatises on specific details while a larger work was underway. Thus, while completing this book, he published his famous Handbuch der Gewebelehre des Menschen (1852), known as the first textbook of histology. In the present work, Kölliker considers the microscopic anatomy of skin, muscles, bones, nervous and lymph systems, digestive, respiratory, sense, and sex organs; "His breakthrough lay in presenting the study of tissue in terms of the cell theory" (DSB, VII, p. 438). - - Not in Osler, Waller, Cushing, Garrison & Morton, Norman Collection, Heirs of Hippocrates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex

      New York: Published by the author, 1852.

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        Kasperle. Puppen-Theater fur listige Kinder. Prinzessin Pomfia. Hanswurst al Rekrut. Rothkappchen. Der pfiffige Hanswurst. Der Schmidt von Juterbogk.

      Ferd. Kesselringsche Verlagshandlung, Hildburghausen 1852 - Scarce, with only one copy found on OCLC FirstServe at the Universitat Gottingen, and not listed in Wegehaupt. 8vo. 19 by 14 cm. 34 pp. 10 chromolithographic plates, including title page. The vignettes on the plates reek of the grisly and violent, as common among fairy tales and juvenile puppet theater. Foxing to the text pages, as to be expected given acidic paper. Plates are mounted unto blue card, and these leaves are generally cleaner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of A Voyage In Baffin’s Bay And Barrow Straits, In The Years 1850-1851

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1852., 1852. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. lii, 506 + 30(ads); vii, 363, ccxxxiii, [1]. 2 folding coloured lithographed maps, 6 lithographed plates (4 coloured) & numerous wood-engravings in the text (incl. 10 topographical sketches, some full-page). original blind-stamped cloth (spines repaired, new endpapers, cloth bit discoloured & corners & edges slightly frayed, some light foxing to plates & dampark to one corner of 1 frontis.). First Edition. Sutherland served as surgeon-naturalist on Capt. William Penny’s Franklin search expedition of 1851-51. The Lady Franklin and Sophia sailed from Aberdeen through Davis Strait to the west coast of Greenland, through Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound to Cornwallis Island. The party wintered there at Assistance Harbour and conducted boat and sledge journeys in Barrow Strait and around Wellington Channel on the shores of Devon, Beechey and Cornwallis Islands. The appendix includes the reports of the traveling parties and narratives of the sledge excursions by Sutherland, Capt. A.Stewart, R.A.Goodsir and J.Stuart, admiralty papers, meteorological abstracts and a register of tides, as well as observations on geology by J.W.Salter, zoology, algae and botany (plants collected during the voyage and named by W.J.Hooker). Arctic Bib. 19231 & National Maritime Museum I 905 (both incorrectly calling for 7 plates). Sabin 93693. TPL 3214 (incorrectly calling for more than 2 folding maps).. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Les Actes Des Apotres Modernes Relations Epistolaires Et Authentiques Des Voyages (Entrepris Par Les Missionaires Catholiques)

      Paris: Au Bureau, 1852. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4 volumes, French text, small 8vo, marblised covers w/cloth spines, ex library copies but minimum of blemishes. Vol 1---334pps + index + xx introduction, Voyage aux Lieux Saints, Voyage au Mont Liban, Voyage a Alep and Voyage a Damas, 40 b/w engravings (incl 2 f/os and panorama); Vol 2---350pps + index, Voyage a Bassora, Voyage dans l'Asie mineure, Voyage dans l"archipel et au mont Athos and Voyage en Crimee, 40 b/w engrvings (2 f/os incl. 1 panorama); Vol 3---259pps + 95pps introduction, Voyage au Japon, Voyage projete pour la Chine (40 b/w engravings); Vol 4---390pps, Apotres et Martyrs du Japon, Complement et suite des Lettres de St. Francois-Xavier sur le Japon (12 b/w engravings). Scattered foxing but minimal in nature, all tomes have edges bumped else VG..

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        Das künstliche Auge.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Otto Wigand, 1852.. Gr.-8°. Mit 8 lithogr. Tafeln. 1 Bl., 45 (1) S., Mod. Ppbd. m. eingeb. OUmschlag.. Erstausgabe. - Der Mediziner Friedrich Philipp Ritterich (1782-1866) wurde 1807 zum Magister und 1808 zum Dr. med. promoviert ("De amputatione femoris"). Nach ophthalmologischen Studien in Wien bei Georg Joseph Beer und Johann Adam Schmidt war er als Arzt, insbesondere als Augenarzt, in Leipzig tätig. 1820 beteiligte er sich an der Gründung der dortigen Augenheilanstalt, deren Direktion er bis 1852 innehatte. 1828 wurde Ritterich a.o.Prof. der Augenheilkunde. - Die lithogr. Tafeln zeigen künstliche Augen bzw. das Einsetzen derselben. - Durchg. (bes. Ränder) tlw. stärker gebräunt bzw. stock- oder braunfleckig. - Sehr selten. - Hirsch/H. IV, 828.

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        SCIENTIFIC NOTES RELATED TO BECQUEREL'S DISCOVERY OF RADIOACTIVITY

      Np/nd Manuscript scientific notes of Becquerel's own research on radioactivity, including a drawing and several formulas. Two pages, side by side in ink. The subject here is molecular ionization of gas and x-rays, which is related to Becquerel's work on radioactivity. Becquerel writes as follows:."Research on gas...ionization for x-rays...discharge saturation....Zelemy-measure of speed of charges." Becquerel continues about electrolysis and ionization and adds a few formulas: "K1x and K2x (x) K1=60g molecules K2=g60;electrolysis speed of changes;hyper of ions; E/M=96.600 x 3.10(4)=2.9.10(9) electrolization." More formulas and calculations follow; Becquerel then sketches a scientific drawing on the left page, explaining the process. Becquerel, Henri (1852-1908). French physicist, awarded the Nobel prize in 1903 in Physics, jointly with Marie and Pierre Curie, of their discovery of radioactivity. Becquerel discovered radioactivity in uranium and its salts, and called them "Becquerel rays," later called "radioactivity" by Marie Curie. Becquerel was also awarded the Rumford Medal, the Bernard Medal and the Helmholtz Medal; he was a fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the Berlin Academy and the French Academy of Science.. 9" x 6 1/2".

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        A Series of Charts With Sailing Directions, Embracing Surveys of the Farallones... Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay... Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers... Including the Cities of Sacramento and Boston, State of California

      Washington, 1852. Folding charts, duotone plates. 48 pp. plus charts. Guthorn says, “Ringgold had been introduced to the San Francisco area while serving with the Wilkes Expedition... He commanded the brig Porpoise... Wilkes considered him a very capable officer. Ringgold carried out the survey in 1849 and 1850 at the request of many enterprising citizens.” This is the fifth edition of this important work. It features 12 views on 8 plates and 6 folding charts. See Sabin 71425. Howes R-303. Guthorn p. 195. Cowan p. 533-534 who adds the melancholy note, “One of the maps is of the city of Boston, which, if it ever existed, has been for many years a part of Sacramento. It has long been forgotten, and its records appear to have faded from history.” Inscribed in several places, “J.R.(?) Breck, ship Moonlight.” The Moonlight was a Waldoborough-built clipper ship engaged in the California trade in the late 1850s. See “Greyhounds,” p. 513, and various listings in Fairburn. Bound in original cloth showing light wear. Scattered light foxing in text. Bookplate of Bangor Historical Society (“Withdrawn”) on front pastedown, small stamp on title, and no other markings. Maps carelessly folded, but clean and intact. A good copy of an important Gold Rush era sailing guide.

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