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        REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF CASTNER HANWAY FOR TREASON, IN THE RESISTANCE OF THE EXECUTION OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW OF SEPTEMBER, 1850. BEFORE JUDGES GRIER AND KANE. . . TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE SUBJECT OF FUGITIVES FROM LABOR, THE CHARGES OF JUDGE KANE TO THE GRAND JURIES IN RELATION THERETO, AND A STATEMENT OF THE POINTS OF LAW DECIDED BY THE COURT DURING THE TRIAL. . . FROM THE NOTES OF ARTHUR CANNON AND SAMUEL B. DALRYMPLE, PHONOGRAPHIC REPORTERS APPOINTED BY THE COURT FOR THIS CASE

      Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 275 pp. Contemporary three-quarter straight-grain morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, original printed front wrapper bound in. Later pencil notes on endpaper facing front wrapper. Binding mildly scuffed and rubbed, corners worn, front wrapper toned and lightly worn, dampstain in upper margin of rear 25 leaves. A very good copy, with contents generally clean and bright. On September 11, 1851, one year after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, Maryland slaveowner Charles Gorusch and a posse including his son and a U.S. Marshal tracked a group of escaped slaves to the farm of black antislavery activist William Parker near Christiana, Pennsylvania. Parker and fellow local blacks formed an armed defense of the refugees, and by the end of a skirmish that ensued, Gorusch lay dead, with his son severely wounded and their companions driven off. Southerners demanded "justice" and evidence that the federal government would enforce the widely reviled Fugitive Slave Law. At the insistence of President Millard Fillmore, federal authorities investigated the "Christiana Incident" and, on charges of high treason, indicted Parker, his cohorts, and several white Quakers who had come to the scene to support their black neighbors. Castner Hanway was among the whites who had arrived at the Williams farm, refused to be deputized by Gorusch's party, and attempted to convince the would-be slavecatchers to turn away. He was erroneously identified as the leader of the escaped slaves' defenders and became the first of 41 men slated for prosecution. With a defense led by Thaddeus Stevens, Hanway was acquitted, and charges on the remaining 40 men were dropped. & & Proslavery Southerners were enraged, and Frederick Douglass pointed to Christiana when he wrote in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, "the thing which more than all else destroyed the fugitive slave law was the resistance made to it by the fugitives themselves" (Douglass sheltered Williams and two of his companions at his home in New York following the incident and helped them escape to safety in Canada). & & The present report is historic not only in the subject that it covers, but in the extraordinarily accurate and comprehensive record of the trial that it kept, via two specially trained "phonographic reporters." Finkelman writes in SLAVERY IN THE COURTROOM, "The book thus contains as complete a record as possible of any trial in the nineteenth century. Besides providing legal arguments, it contains the testimony, examinations and cross-examinations, discussions between bar and bench, and even the sarcastic and angry banter that is inevitable in a trial as highly charged as this one was" (p. 100).

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        The Life of Marie De Medicis 3 Vols Plus The Reign of Francis 1 -2 Vols

      Colburn and Co, London 1852 - 5 vol. set. Court and reign of Francis I (2 vols.). Life of Marie de Medicis (3 vols.) nf. A matching set, full taupe leather, gilt ruled with 5 raised bands to spine. Titles gilt stamped on tan leather to second compartment and on green leather to third compartment. All other compartments gilt stamped decoration. Marbled end papers with matching page edges. Court of Francis I in two volumes. Richard Bentley 1849. Some foxing to end papers and illustrated pages. Print as new. Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France, Consort of Henry IV and Regent of the Kingdom under Louis XIII, 1852 pub. Colburn and Co. All volumes have tissue guarded frontice pieces. All binding extremely clean and looks quite new (Francis I vol. I has a slightly lighter 5cm piece to top of back cover where is has been exposed to the sun. Generally this set looks new and is one of the most beautifully bound sets I have ever seen. Will separate into two lots if required but would be a shame to split these uniformly bound volumes.

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        The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir for MDCCCLII. Edited by John S. Hart

      Philadelphia: published by Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. Octavo. Original purple morocco, the covers with an outer border elaborately tooled with fillets and various arabesque tools, arranged around a large central sunken oval panel, edged with a blind fillet around a central gilt-blocked female allegorical figure and various symbols of the arts and literature, and a shield decorated with the Stars and Stripes, the flat spine decorated in gilt and blind in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt and blind, cream-glazed endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Bella W. Sinclair (early signature); Edward Chenery Gale (1862-1943, bookplate) An elaborately-bound gift annual with articles and poems by Mary Eastman, and very early examples of chromolithographs of scenes in the American west by Seth Eastman. This is the second of the three Iris souvenir annuals (published between 1851 and 1853); the 1852 volume is notable for being illustrated by Capt. Seth Eastman, with plates based on scenes observed by him while stationed at the present site of St. Paul on the upper Mississippi River. It also includes Mrs. Mary Eastman's collection of tales and poetry on Indian legends. Wagner-Camp-Becker 238a note: "Several of the 'annals' that were fashionable at that time used the essays and poems of Mary Eastman as well as the captain's paintings. An example is The Iris This work contains eighteen articles and poems by Mary Eastman, and Duval chromolithographs, eight of which are credited to the captain." Bennett, p.62; Reese Stamped with a National Character 30. (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches). Half-title. 12 chromolithographs by P.S. Duval (comprised of 8 plates after Seth Eastman, 1 presentation leaf, 1 frontispiece, 1 additional title, and 1 list of plates). (The additional title with small section chipped out of outer blank margin).

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        THE IRIS: AN ILLUMINATED SOUVENIR FOR MDCCCLII (1852)

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. The Presentation plate filled out by the owner in December 1852. Moderate to heavy foxing and staining throughout, the plates darkened a bit but still fairly clean and quite attractive. Overall a Very Good copy with early color plates of Native Americans. Seth Eastman. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in the original full embossed burgundy morocco leather with a gilt decorative figure in the center of both covers. Neatly rebacked at a recent date with a new leather spine. Most notable for the color plates of scenes of Native Americans, some of the earliest chromolithographs made. Also with many articles and poems about Native Americans, most (18) by Mary Eastman. Complete with 12 plates--including the often lacking Presentation plate and The Landing of William Penn--as well as the Illuminated Title Page plate, the List of Illustrations plate, and all 8 chromolithographs of Native Americans by P. S. Duval after drawings by Capt. Seth Eastman are present. They include depictions of "Indian Courtship" and an "Indian Marriage Custom." Seth Eastman was stationed in various posts throughout the West where he and his wife Mary observed and recorded their impressions of American Indians.

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        Immensee. Berlin, Duncker, 1852. 61 S., 1 Bl. 16°. Pp. d. Zt. (etw. berieben, Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen im Papierbezug, stellenw. bestoßen).,

      1852 - WG 4.- Erste Ausgabe .- Vortitel mit 2 Besitzvermerken von alter Hand.- Leicht fleckig (überwiegend im weißen Rand). Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern Discoveries Respecting Them; and A Table Of All The Calculated Comets, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time [FIRST EDITION DATED 1852]

      John W Parker And Son, London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. CONTENTS: CHAPTER I. Of Comets in general— Their number—Duration of visibility—Length of their apparent tracks in the heavens—Their nuclei and tails—Apparent dimensions. CHAPTER II. Of the real dimensions of comets—Phases observed in some of them—Their physical constitution— Chances of collision with the earth. CHAPTER III. Of the paths of comets in space—Elements of their orbits—Uses of a table of elements—Effects of planetary attraction upon their movements. CHAPTER IV. The comet of Halley. CHAPTER V. Comets of short period—The comet of Encke. CHAPTER VI. Comets of short period (continued)—The comet of Biela CHAPTER VII.& Other comets of short period—Faye's, De Vico's, Brorsen's, D'Arrest's. CHAPTER VIII. Periodical comets (continued)—Of six comets, probably with short periods—Lexell's comet in 1770—Comets which appear to revolve round the sun in about seventy-five years—Others to which longer periods have been assigned. CHAPTER IX. A brief notice of some of the most remarkable comets that have been observed from the earliest times to the present day. CHAPTER X. On the expected Great Comet. A Catalogue of the Orbits of all the Comets hitherto computed, B.C. 370 to A.D. 1852. Notes to the Catalogue of Cometary Orbits. Book - in Good half leather and marble paper covered boards - light rubbing / marking to the marbled paper covered boards with some loss of paper to edges as you might expect, some bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning/grubbiness to the front and rear free end paper, some light marking/slight grubbiness to the occasional page, previous owner's inscription dated 'June 8th 1881' otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive First Edition copy of this scare and desirable work on what the Greeks knew as hairy stars! Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. viii, 184 pages which includes an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Inventory No: 7403..

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        Der weiße Sklave. Eine Erzählung aus Virginien. Deutsch von Wm. E. Drugulin. 3 Teile in 1 Band

      Leipzig, Kollmann 1852 - Erste dt. Ausgabe. Vgl. Sabin 31788 ( first engl. ed.). - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Diese berühmte Romanerzählung stellt ein Seitenstück zu Beecher-Stowe's weltberühmten Roman Onkel Tom's Hütte' dar. - Der Verfasser (1807-1865), amerikanischer Historiker und Jurist, gab auch eine 'Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten' heraus. - 'The Slave; or, Memoirs of Archy Moore' (1836), republished under the titles 'The White Slave' (1852) und 'Archy Moore', enjoyed great popularity and is said to have been the first antislavery novel. It is a romantic recital of the adventures of an octoroon slave, who escapes from a Virginia plantation and eventually becomes the commander of a British privateer in the War of 1812. (Hart 4 372). - Amerikanische Bibliothek, Bd. 19. - Schönes Expl. aus fürstl. Bibliothek; wenig stockfleckig 224; 208; 197 Seiten, 1 Bl. Hellbraunes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Blauschnitt, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Modes De Paris. Petit Courrier Des Dames. Colección De 122 Láminas En Cartulina De Hilo, Finos Grabados Originales al Cobre, Iluminados a Mano, a Varias Tintas.

      Petit Courrier Des Dames, Paris 1852 - Muy buena colección de vestimentas y accesorios de moda, perfectamente encuadernada a plena piel roja, con el lomo decorado con nervios y florones , y cantos dorados Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Fruits Of America, Containing Richly Colored Figures, And full descriptions On All The Choicest Varieties Cultivated In The United States

      D. Appleton 1852-1856, NY - 100 & 96 pages. 8vo, 26 x 18 cm. Ninety-six chromolithograph plates [with tissue guards] by Boston's William Sharp & Son, plus a plethora of woodcuts of fruit, flowers and trees. "He published also two complete volumes and part of a third entitled FRUITS OF AMERICA, purposing to give `richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States.' This work was issued in parts from 1847 to 1856, though the title page of the first complete volumes bears the date 1852. The volumes are handsomely printed printed and contain plates.sketched from nature by Hovey himself." [see: DNB, Vol. 9, p.272]. Hovey also made the greatest single contribution to horticulture in the origination of the Hovey strawberry -- the first North American variety produced by a definite plan of breeding. NISSEN 941. REESE #20. Ex-library, no exterior marks, perforated library stamp title page, plates with circular library stamp in margins at lower corners. Vol. I plates and text clean and bright. Vol.II scattered text age-toning, plates affected mostly at margins. Lovely modern binding, raised bands, red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Modern three quarter brown calf and marbled boards. 2 vols. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Vögel Europa?s. (Tafelband) Prag, Selbstvlg. d. Verfassers 1871. Fol. 6 Bll. mit 61 farblithogr. Tafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltit.

      - Anker 152 - Nissen IVB 340 - Wood 350: ?This rare work consists.colored plates that portray about 700 species of European birds?.- Ohne den bereits 1852-71 in 16 Lieferungen erschienen Textband.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. fleckig, wenige Bll. etw. wasserrandig, Ebd. berieben und bestoßen.

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        Metal-Work and its Artistic Design

      Printed in Colours and Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, London 1852 - lii,70,plus 50 plates),71-81 Pp.Colour frontis plus 49 plates (total of 50 plates), 25 are printed with wonderful colouring and the remainder are tinted One plate has a small ink mark to the image, all remaining plates are in very good condition The colour frontis has the edges repaired plus to small tears to the margins, with only on which goes slightly into image. Expertly rebound in half brown calf with gilt to spine and light brown cloth boards, new paste-downs and 1st & 2nd flyl eaves [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KO TE KAWENATA HOU O TO TATOU ARIKI O TE KAI WHAKAORA O IHU KARAITI MAORI BIBLE

      W.Clowes and Sons 1852 - The book is in 2 sections,section one is as title describes and is 519 pages.Section 2 is KO TE PUKAPUKA O NGA WAIATA;HE MEA WHAKAMAORI I TE REO HIPERE,1862.Pressed embossed leather covers in black,Light wear and rubbing to spine edges and extreameties.Inscription on front blank prelim,dated 1888.Block is sound and tight as unread condition,lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [State Documents]: General Assembly of Virginia, Nos. 21-89, (1852); including five Documents relating to the Case of the Slave Jordan Hatcher

      [Richmond, Virginia]. 1852. First. First edition. Document Nos. 21-89, and index, bound in one volume. Thick octavo (containing 69 consecutively numbered documents). Each document has a separate title page (dated 1852) and pagination. A few folding charts and one folding map. Half leather and marbled paper over boards, gilt-stamped spine label. Ex-library copy with a few ink stamps at the front, one perforated stamp on the title page of the first document (no. 21), pocket, and spine number. The front joint is split, front free endpaper detached, some loss to the spine ends, else very good. A scarce volume containing all five documents (a total of 29 pages), relating to the Jordan Hatcher Case.Hatcher was a tobacco factory slave in Richmond, Virginia, who had (unintentionally) killed his overseer in self-defense. In May of 1852, Governor Joseph Johnson ignited a firestorm when he commuted Hatcher's death sentence to sale and transportation beyond the confines of the United States. The five documents are [No. 74]: "Communication containing Gov. Johnson's Reasons for Commuting Jordan Hatcher's Sentence"; [No. 75]: Resolution relative to the Governor's Message on The Case of Jordan Hatcher"; [No. 78]: "Record of Court in Jordan Hatcher's Case, together with the Petition for Commutation of His Sentence"; [No. 79]: "Explanation of Governor Johnson's Reasons for Commuting Jordan Hatcher's Sentence"; [No. 84]: "Report of the Committee for Courts of Justice relative to the Exercise of the Pardoning Power in Jordan Hatcher's Case." OCLC locates one set of the first four Jordan Hatcher documents only (not including no. 84) at William & Mary.Other historically important documents relating to African-Americans from Virginia include two reports on the execution and/or transportation of African-American slaves beyond the confines of Virginia: [No. 46]: "Statements relative to Slaves Executed, Reprieved for Transportation &c." and [No. 80]: "Report of the Joint Committee to examine the Penitentiary Institution." Both documents have several appended tables with detailed information about slaves executed, condemned to be executed and reprieved, and slaves sentenced to sale and transportation, etc. Another document [no. 44], relates to the fugitive slave law between Virginia and New Jersey. Among the other documents in the volume are several relating to the development of railroads and public works projects throughout Virginia. .

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        Presidential hopeful Henry Clay signs a membership document for the "American Colonization Society", organized to send emancipated and free blacks to Liberia

      Washington DC, May 21, 1852 An American Colonization Society document signed "H. Clay", 1 page, 11.125" x 8.25". The partly-printed, elaborate document states in part that "This certifies that Archibald W. Hyde, Esq. is a Member for life, of the American Colonization Society." There is an attractive engraving of a sailing ship; above the ship is a bird holding a scroll with the words "LIBERIA" printed on it. The American Colonization Society was an attempt to send freemen and emancipated slaves to Liberia on the West African coast. At the first meeting of the organization in 1816, Henry Clay presided over the meeting that included many prestigious Americans including future Presidents James Monroe and Andrew Jackson, as well as some Supreme Court Justices. The document is in outstanding condition with dark ink, impressive engravings and very white paper.

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        [cover title]: Fuller's Computing Telegraph

      New York: John E. Fuller. 1852. Square quarto. Blind stamped flexible cloth folder or case, lettered in gilt, with 22 pages of instructions for use, and a large folding chart "delineated and arranged by W(illiam) Nicholson." Laid in is a thick, leather edged board, on either side is a moveable, engraved rondel: on one side is Fuller's Time Telegraph, on the other is Palmer's Computing Scale Improved by Fuller. The case has some fading to the bottom of the front board, a little wear at the spine, and foxing to the text; the board holding the rondel has a little edgewear, and the action of the rondel is stiff but workable, all-in-all a very good plus or perhaps near fine example. Palmer patented his Scale in 1843, Fuller made an agreement to offer Palmer's Scale, along with his own Time Telegraph in combination, and patented the change in 1847, when it was first offered. Reportedly manufactured in two sizes, this is the larger of the two. According to some sources, this device was the first device used for high speed calculations that was referred to as a "computer." The term was previously used to describe a mathematically adept person and the earliest OED citation for a non-human computer comes from 1897. Exceptionally scarce, especially in nice condition, as this example is. .

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        Lehrbuch der rationellen Praxis der landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen über die landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe und zum Selbstunterrichte für Landwirthe, Techniker und Cameralisten.

      Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1852.. Mit Abbildungen i. Text und auf Tafeln. XI, 771 S., 2 Bl., Schöner HALBLEDER der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken. 4. durch Zusätze vermehrte Aufl. 8°. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren.. Mit 4 Stahlstichtafeln im Anhang u. teilweise ausklappbaren Holzstichen. Das Buch enthält Beiträge über Bierbrauerei, Branntweinbrennerei, Hefe-, Liqueur-, Essig-, Stärke-, Stärkezucker- und Runkelrübenzuckerfabrikation, Cider- oder Obstmostbereitung, Kalk-, Gyps- und Ziegelbrennerei, Potaschesiederei, Oelraffinerie, Butter- und Käsebereitung, das Brotbacken und Seifensieden. Rücken und Ecken leicht berieben und bestoßen, kl. Abriebstelle auf dem Einband-Deckel, alter, kleiner Namenszug in Tinte auf dem fl. Vorsatz, etwas stockfleckig.

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        Historia de la Antiqua o Baja California

      De Juan R Navarro, Mexico City 1852 - [vi]+123+[3] pages. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7") Bound in half leather with marbled paper boards. Clavijero's History of Baja California, which was first published in Italian, then in English, then a Madrid edition and then the Mexican edition. [Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 13, page 293] 1st Mexican edition. Clavijero, a Mexican native, was exiled with the other Jesuits in the 1760s, and lived in Italy thereafter. His history of Mexico is considered one of the best of the early histories of the subject. His history of Baja California is the first such, and contains passages relating to the foundation of the mission at San Francisco, as well as material on Kino and Salvatierra. Translated from the Italian manuscripts by Nicoles Garcia de San Vincente. Condition: Damp stains to end papers and heal edge of title page, spine ends and corners professionally repaired Over all a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The London Apprentice, and the Goldsmith’s Daughter of West Chepe; a Tale in the Times of Bluff King Hal.

      London: W.S. Johnson 1852 - First edition, three volumes bound in one, large 8vo, viii, 244, 248, 230 pp. Full page engraved illustrations, text printed in double column, some foxing, later signature to front blank, marbled endpapers. Later half calf, green cloth sides, green spine label, some light rubbing otherwise a handsome copy. Scarce. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        TRATADO TEORICO PRACTICO DE LA FABRICACION DE TEJIDOS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Imprenta del Porvenir a cargo de B. Bassas. 1852. 27X18 (texto)+30X22 (Laminas). 3 Vol: 292Pag+202Pag+ Atlas 112 Laminas. La primera Obra textil editada para profesionales. Buen estado. Ref 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Nereis Boreali-Americana: or, contributions to a history of the marine algae of North America. 3 Volumes in one. / 3 Bände in einem. Part I.-Melanospermeae. Part II.-Rhodospermeae. Part III.-Chlorospermeae.

      Smithsonian Institution 1852-1858, Washington City - 4to. (31 x 24 cm). New red cloth with gilt stamped spine / Neuer roter Leinen mit Rückenvergoldung, 150, 258, 140 pages. "Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge". With 50 tinted lithographed plates / 50 getönte lithogr. Tafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Nissen BBI, 804. Original edition of this important monograph of the well-known Irish botanist W. H. Harvey (1811-1866). He was curator of the Trinity College Herbarium and Professor of Botany of the Royal Dublin Society. - Clean copy in very good condition. Very few isolated small spots inside. / Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Innen nur ganz vereinzelt wenige kleine Flecken. 3500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Las Glorias Nacionales, Grande Historia Universal De Tots Los Reinos, Provincias, Islas y Colonias De La Monarquia Española, Desde Los Tiempos Primitivos Hasta El Año 1852. VII Tomos

      Imprenta De Luis Tasso, Barcelona 1852 - Comprende íntegras la obras: La crónica del general en España publicada de orden del emperador Carlos V. Recopilada por el célebre Florian de Ocampo, coronista del rey Felipe II. La continuación de la misma crónica hecha por el ilustre Ambrosio de Morales, coronista del mismo príncipe. Las crónicas de los varios reyes no recompliadas por dichos autores, las de Sandoval entre otras, y las de Ayala las de los distintps reinos y provinvias. La cronica del reino e Navarra. Los Famosos Anales de la corona de Aragón compuestos por el imortal Gerónimo Zurita, coronista del reino. La historia del mismo autor, las historias de Indias, y la Crónica de las dianstías austríaca y borbónica. Ilustrado todo en el Templo de las Glorias Españolas. Segunda edición. Tomo I 674 pág. Tomo II 546 pág. Tomo III 608 pág. Tomo IV 965 pág. Tomo V 1290. Tomo VI 720 pág. Tomo VII Templo de las glorias españolas 1098 que sigue a la 721 del tomo VI. Size: 26 X 17 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ESPAGNE ET EN PORTUGAL. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue Freres.

      Belín - Leprieur, París - 4º. XIIp, 556p. 36 láms. grabadas al acero (10 iluminadas), puntos óx. Hol. con nervios y dorados en lomo, cortes dorados. Relación de láminas grabadas al acero: Vistas de Ciudades: ALICANTE (Fuente de Santa María), BARCELONA (1-La Rambla, 2-Iglesia de Sta. María), BURGOS, CUENCA, CORDOBA (La Mezquita), EL ESCORIAL, ELCHE, GRANADA (1-Tumba de Fernando e Isabel, 2-Plaza Mayor, 3-Patio de los Leones de la Alhambra), JEREZ (Iglesia de Santiago), LORCA (Iglesia de San Juan), LISBOA, MADRID (Puerta del Sol), MURCIA (Catedral), SALAMANCA, SEGOVIA, SEVILLA (1-Giralda y Puerta del Perdón, 2-Catedral), TOLEDO, VALENCIA (1-Plaza del Mercado, 2-Torre de Sta. Catalina), ZARAGOZA (Torre inclinada). Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres (todas color excepto toros y venta): Corrida de Toros, Diligencia española, Barcelona- Mequinenza-Zaragoza, Burgos-Salamanca-Santander, Granada (aguador y bohemios), Alicante (fiesta parroquial), Sevilla (gitanos de Triana), Una venta, Granada (domingo por la mañana), Toreros (Cúchares, primer matador de España), Valencia (el mercado), Benicarlo-Cartagena-Orihuela. (1852)

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        Allemagne. Le Rhin de Bale a Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhenan, les vallees de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l`Oden wald; le Taunus, les vallees de la Nahe, de la Lahn, de l`Ahr et de la Wupper et a Aix-la-Chapelle. Seconde edition

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1852.. Mit 1 lithogr. Karte in 2 Teilen, 9 lithogr. Plänen sowie 15 lithogr. Ansichten. 3 Bll., XXIV, 258 S. Illustr. gelbe OPp. (sog. Biedermeier-Einband). Hinrichsen F 3. - Seltene französische Ãœbersetzung der 7. Ausgabe der "Rheinreise". - Mit Plänen von Straßburg, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, dem Schlossgarten in Schwetzingen, Ansichten von Sehenswürdigkeiten am Rhein und Karte des Rheinlaufes. - Beschabt und bestoßen, wie üblich braunfleckig.

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        LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE

      Boston Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1852 - First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Pierce. 8vo, publisher’s original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Housed in a fine morocco backed folding case. [4] ads, 144 pp. A well preserved and fresh copy with a small abrasion to the head of the spine, housed in a 1/4 red morocco clamshell box. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH OF THIS HAWTHORNE SCARCITY, and one of only two American presidential political biographies written by men of letters. Hawthorne was a college classmate and friend of Pierce's, and he wrote this during the presidential campaign of 1852. While professing objectivity, Hawthorne considered the work "a political biography, and as a representation of the principles and acts of a public man, intended to operate upon the minds of multitudes, during a presidential canvass." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. With Engravings by Baker from Designs by Billings.

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields., Boston 1852 - First edition, first printing. Sm. 8vo. 256pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved plates (some with tissue guards). Publisherís green cloth special gift binding (Ticknor format ìBî) elaborately blind stamped with a central gilt motif. A.e.g. Minor spots on title and frontispiece. This copy lacks the front free endpaper, otherwise about fine. Bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allemagne. Le Rhin de Bale a Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhenan, les vallees de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Oden wald; le Taunus, les vallees de la Nahe, de la Lahn, de l'Ahr et de la Wupper et a Aix-la-Chapelle. Seconde edition.

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1852.. Mit 1 lithogr. Karte in 2 Teilen, 9 lithogr. Plänen sowie 15 lithogr. Ansichten. 3 Bll., XXIV, 258 S. Illustr. gelbe OPp. (sog. Biedermeier-Einband).. Hinrichsen F 3. - Seltene französische Übersetzung der 7. Ausgabe der "Rheinreise". - Mit Plänen von Straßburg, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, dem Schlossgarten in Schwetzingen, Ansichten von Sehenswürdigkeiten am Rhein und Karte des Rheinlaufes. - Beschabt und bestoßen, wie üblich braunfleckig.

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        Die feine Welt von Gothenburg - Ein Roman der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart

      Verlag des Verlags-Comptoirs, Grimma und Leipzig 1852 - Auf dem Schwedischen übertragen von A. Kretzscmar. 3 Vol. Theil I-X. 1852, 1853. 240, 168, 200 + 232, 240, 240 + 232, 228, 202, 170 pp. text in german. Edgeworn. Red Half-Calf, somewhat worn, otherwise good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace, and the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851

      London: John Tallis and Co.. (no date). First. First edition (1852). Quarto. Complete in two volumes (three volumes bound in two). Volume 1: 268 pp. Volume 2 (consisting of volumes 2 and 3): 262; 110 pp. Volumes 2 and 3 edited by J.G. Strutt and published by the London Printing and Publishing Company. Illustrated with three frontispiece plates and numerous other steel engraved plates. 28 cm. Contemporary full green morocco, decorative gilt and blind-stamped boarders on all four boards. Darkening to the spines, both professionally rebacked on cloth, with moderate scuffing to the boards, corners bumped, and scattered foxing to the text pages and plates. A very good set. .

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        Trente (Tyrol).

      Lemercier, Parigi. 1852 - Veduta panoramica della città di Trento immersa nel paesaggio naturale circostante, con contadine in abiti tipici in primo piano. In basso a sx. indicazioni sull’autore, a dx. sul titolo. In basso al centro informazioni sullo stampatore "Paris imp. Lemercier, rue de Seine 55". Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Trento nelle Stampe d’Arte" di Aldo Chemelli, scheda n. 43 pagg. 192 e 193. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 18,5x28 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        The American Ship Pocahontas, whale hunting

      - Lucius A. Briggs (1852 - 1931); The American Ship Pocahontas, whale hunting; Watercolor on paper; Signed lower left: L.A. Briggs; 20” x 26” framed American artist Lucius A. Briggs, born in Rhode Island in 1852, did most of his painting in neighboring Massachusetts. Although his work covered a host of genres, he was best known for his marine paintings, characterized by their distinctive narrative and allegorical qualities. In this appealing composition, a group of hunters, amidst choppy seas, struggle to rein in their prey. By Briggs’ clever use of proportion and perspective, the whale symbolically appears larger than even the modern ship in the middle ground. His strength is further fortified by its proximity to the remnants of what could have been another fishing boat lost in the pursuit. This action contrasts sharply with this work’s use of simplistic and serene colors as well as the generous amount of background space dedicated to an expansive horizon. An exceptional rendering of its kind, Briggs is a master of uniting polar themes to create beautiful and dramatic visual atmospheres.

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        Collection of four Parliamentary reports of Goldfields management , proposed Assay Office &c

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, October 1852 - January, 1853. Tall quarto, four reports bound together, all fine copies (two reports have neat punctures to inner margin from previous stab-sewn binding); in handsome half deep brown calf with gilt morocco label by Sangorski. Handsome bound volume, comprising the following four reports on the Victorian goldfields: 1. {i Gold Fields. Return to address - Mr. Murphy, 29th June, 1852.} Ordered to be printed, 26th October, 1852; 18 pp. 2. {i Gold Despatches. Return to address, Mr. O'Shanassy - 10th September, 1852. }Ordered to be printed 2nd November 1852; 52 pp. (last blank). 3. {i Gold Fields. Report from the Select Committee on the Management of the Gold Fields, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence.}{b }Ordered to be printed 5th January, 1853; viii (last blank), 36 pp. 4. {i Assay of Gold. Report from the Select Committee on the Expediency of Establishing an Assay Office, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence.}{b }Ordered to be printed 20th January, 1853; vi, 16, [iv, appendices] pp.

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        The Rural Cyclopedia , or a General Dictionary of Agriculture, and of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, and Practice, Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer, Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, & c

      Edinburgh: Fullarton & Co., 1852. Four volumes, octavo, plates throughout (many colour); some bumps and edge wear but otherwise fine in full green calf,

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        LAS GLORIAS NACIONALES. Grande historia universal de todos los reinos, provincias, islas y colonias de la Monarquía española, desde los tiempos primitivos hasta el año 1852.

      - Madrid, Barcelona, José Cuesta, Luís Tasso, 1852, 17x25, , 6 vols.I. Crónica de Florián de Ocampo. Continuación por Ambrosio de Morales. 674 págs. 24 láms. II. Conclusión de la Crónica de Ambrosio de Morales. Crónica de Prudencio de Sandoval. Apéndices. 546 p. 24 láms. III. Conclusión de la Crónica de Sandoval. Crónica de Esteban de Garibary. Crónicas de Pedro I y Enrique II, por Pedro López de Ayala. Crónica de Navarra. 609 p. 20 láms. IV. Anales de la Corona de Aragón, por Jerónimo Zurita. Expedición de catalanes y aragoneses contra turcos y griegos, por Francisco de Moncada. 965 p. --19 láms. V. Conclusión de los Anales de la Corona de Aragón. Historia del Rey D. Fernando, por Zurita. 1290 p. 21 láms. VI. Historia de las Indias Occidentales, por Antonio de Herrera. Historia de la Nueva España, por Solís. Historia de la conquista del Perú, por López de Gomara. Crónica de las dinastías austriaca y borbónica, por Ortiz de la Vega. Guerra de Granada, por Hurtado de Mendoza. Guerra de Cataluña, por M. De Melo. 1096 págs. 80 láms. Encuadernados en plena pasta española, bien conservado. ( Obra de gran valor historiográfico por la cualidad de los nombres que incluye, fue dirigida por Fernando Patxot y Ferrer, bajo el seudónimo de Manuel Ortiz de la Vega. Cuenta con una gran cantidad de bellas láminas grabadas al cobre, con innumerables escenas y retratos de la historia española). (52218).

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        Autograph letter signed ("C. Rammelsberg").

      Berlin, 23. II. 1852. - 8vo. 2 pp. To the American geologist James Dwight Dana, in German, forwarding some of his recent work on minerals for publication in the American Journal of Science, edited by Benjamin Silliman and James Dwight Dana: "I am enclosing a small treatise on petalis [probably petalite] and spadumen, which I ask you to include in the American Journal of Science that you and the Messrs. Silliman edit. Like earlier researchers, I received different results for spadumen than Mr. Brush did with the two varieties from Massachusetts. I would be most happy to get hold of some of the American spadumen for the purpose of analysis and ask you if you might be able to get me a few pieces of it and send them either directly to me or to Mr. Krantz in Bonn. - The Mineralogical Notices which you have sent me several times have always been very welcome and I am most grateful for them. You will find a few small essays included with this letter, others are being printed right now, e. g., the analysis of Childrenite where I proved that fluor as substitute for oxygen enters a compound. - I would have liked to write the treatise in English, but I worried about making too many mistakes. You will no doubt have an opportunity to have it translated and to revise it [.]" (transl.). Rammelsberg did research on crystallography, analytical chemistry and mineralogy, and wrote several important texts in these fields. - In very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Landwirthschaftliche und technische Pflanzenkunde. Erste bis dritte Abtheilung.

      Krais & Hoffmann,, Stuttgart, 1852 - 3 Bde. cplt. Stuttgart, Krais & Hoffmann, 1852-1855. 26x21,5 cm. XII, 276 S., 36 kolor. Tafeln; VI, 146 S., 28 kolr. Tafeln; VI, 50 S., (1) Bl., 12 kolor. Tafeln. Moderne HLdr.-Bde.mit altmarm. Deckelbezügen. Nissen, BBI 310. - 1. Deutschlands Feld- und Gartengewächse. - 2. Deutschlands Obst- und Beerengewächse. - 3. Deutschlands technische Pflanzen. - Komplett mit 76 handkolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. - (Seitenränder gebräunt. Bd. 2: Eine Tafel mit kleinem Randausriss oben, ohne Bild-Textverlust). Gutes Exemplar. Komplett sehr selten. Sprache: Deutsch Moderne HLdr.-Bde.mit altmarm. Deckelbezügen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Anhalt. Ein Album enthaltend die Beschreibung, Geschichte, Sagen des Landes etc. Mit 24 malerischen Ansichten, nach der Natur gezeichnet von Gustav Frank und 15 Portraits lithogr. von Ptof. Uber. Begleitender Text von Franz Hoffmann.

      Dessau,, Stange (Aue'sche Buchhandlung) (1852). - 4°, 1 lithogr. Frontisp., 2 Bll., 92 SS., 29 lithogr. Taf., dreiseitige Farbschnitt, 1. Aufl., hübscher Romantiker-Einband in Halbleder der Zeit, Vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, vergold. Deckelbordüren, Titelblatt mit hinterlegtem Ausschnitt, Textseiten papierbedingt gebräunt, Tafeln außerhalb der Darstellung mit zartem Wasserrand, sonst gut erhaltenes Expl., lithogr. Frontispiz mit 5 Portrait-Medaillons (Leopold Friedrich, Friederike Wilhelmine Luise Amalie, Leopold Friedrich Franz Nicolaus, Friederike Amalie Agnes, Maria-Anna), 5 lithogr. Tafeln mit je 2 Portraits, 24 lithografierte Ansichten (Dessau, Oranienbaum, Lindau, Ballenstaedt, dem Bahnhof zu Koethen, Rosslau, Güsten, Plötzkau, Sandersleben, Zerbst, Nienburg an der Saale, Gröbzig, Bernburg, Raguhn, der Victors-Höhe im Harz, Coswig, Koethen, Jesnitz, Mägdesprung, Günthersberge, Wörlitz, Hoym, Alexisbad und Gernrode), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria

      Richard Bentley, London 1852 - Legatura ed. in piena tela blu con titoli e fregi oro al ds. Impressioni a secco ai piatti. Fioriture, ma ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Abbey, Travel I, 175. 8vo (cm. 25,4), XX-(4)281(7) pp. con 22 litografie f.t. (di cui 2 carte geografiche).

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        EL GLOBO. ATLAS HISTORICO UNIVERSAL DE GEOGRAFIA

      - El Globo. Atlas Histórico Universal de Geografía antigua, de la edad media y moderna.- Madrid, Gaspar y Roig, 1852; en 4º pasta española de época, 292 pp. 46 mapas a doble página grabados al acero por Ramón Alabern casi todos con contornos iluminados. Muy buen ejemplar. Palau nº 76579.

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co, Philadelphia 1852 - 2 volumes: 487 pages illustrated with many lithograph plates, most tinted, including 3 folding panoramic views and plates of flora, fauna, and fossils; folding map; map volume with two fold out maps Map of the Great Salt Lake And Adjacent Country in the Territory Of Utah. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850, under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert . by Capt. Howard Stansbury . aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison . and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1: 240,000. Height 110 centimeters, Width 76 centimeters. Wheat: 765); Map of the Missouri River region between Fort Leavenworth and the Great Salt Lake showing cities and towns, rivers, plains, Indian tribal areas and topographical information. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850,under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert . by Capt. Howard Stansbury . aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison . and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1:1,000,000. 71.2 x 167.0 centimeter. (Wheat: 764). Housed in the map folder which is blind stamped with gilt lettering to cover. First edition. . Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") original blind stamp cloth lettered in gilt. (Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 3) This is the Special Session, March 1851, Senate Executive No. 3 first edition. Howard Stansbury's classic work is bibliographically complex, with two true editions as well as multiple issues of the first edition. The first edition was printed in Philadelphia; its 487 stereotyped pages were issued in 1852 under two different titles with three variant title-pages (an official US government issue and two trade issues). A second edition was printed in Washington in 1853 and had 495 typeset pages (with corrections and additions in the appendices). The issue of 1855 is identical to the 1852 trade issue, except for the change of the date on the title-page. In 1849 he was ordered to travel from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to survey the Great Salt Lake in Utah, evaluate emigration trails along the way, especially the Oregon and Mormon trails and to scout for possible locations for a transcontinental railroad. The expedition consisted of 18 men including his second in command Lieutenant John Williams Gunnison. Over the following two years, the expedition explored the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Cache Valley of northern Utah all the way to Fort Hall in southern Idaho. Upon first arriving in Utah the Mormon leaders were worried that the expedition was part of an effort by the U.S government to oust the Mormon settlers. Stansbury held a meeting with Brigham Young where he assured the leader that the expedition was purely a scientific one. Young responded by assigning his personal secretary Albert Carrington to assist the expedition. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east. Stansbury's seminal 1852 map of the Great Salt Lake region in Utah is considered to be the first accurate survey of the Great Basin as well as a cornerstone achievement in the mapping of the American West. The first westerner to visit the Great Basin was most likely Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in the 1776, however, Escalante, who visited Utah Lake to the south, never truly laid eyes on Great Salt Lake. That honor would fall to unnamed trappers and mountain men traveling the region in searc [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mormons: or Latter-Day Saints a Contemporary History with memoirs of the life and death of Joseph Smith

      VIZETELLY, LONDON 1852 - Beautifully impressed decoration all over cloth cover, slight soiling. Bight gilt floral desight all over spine. Book plate inside front cover. Name of previous owner on front end page. Illustrated with 40 engravings. Slight foxing, browning, pages still supple. Binding is good. DATE PUBLISHED: 1852 EDITION: THIRD ED 320 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Twenty-four Diaries, 1852-1899

      1852-1899. A collection of diaries spanning nearly five decades by a Centreville, Pennsylvania native, William M. Shriver, who was possibly a Civil War veteran. Twenty-four volumes, small octavo, various bindings (cloth, leather). Generally in fine condition. The brief entries are all written in pencil, with detailed household accounting lists in the back. They are mostly concise descriptions of the weather and the diarist's main activity of the day: working in the store, going to the local tavern, etc.. Shriver has signed his name with the location and date in most of the volumes. The years included are: 1852, 1853, 1869, 1870-71, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876-77, 1877-78, 1880-1881, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899. In the 1870 United States Federal Census, there is an entry for a William Shriver of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with an approximate birth date of 1830. The Civil War holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives contains the papers and military records of a William M. Shriver of Cumberland County, dating from 1855, 1862-66, 1871-72, 1877-79, 1886, 1891, and 1897. Though there is no definitive evidence that all this refers to the same man, still the possibility exists that the William Shriver born about 1830 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, is the same William Shriver who served during the Civil War, who, in turn, is the author of these diaries. Regardless, the diaries are a good resource for those curious about the daily life of an average citizen in 19th Century America. .

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