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        Orfevrerie et Ouvrages en Metal du Moyen-Age, Mesures et Dessines d'apres les Anciens Modeles (Two-Volume Set)

      Bruges; Bruxelles et Leipzig: (Impr. de Vanhee-Wante). 1852; 1855. First. First edition. Two volume set. Large folios. 200 plates, including many double-page plates, volume one (1852) with an illustrated title-page. Volume one Signed and dated by Count Paul Stroganoff (1867), Privy Counsellor to the Czar and namesake of the famous Russian dish. Both volumes Signed by Count Gregoire Stroganoff (St. Petersburg, 1870), a connoisseur of European paintings who assembled an important collection of Egyptian art, with one other small signature underneath from 1880. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endleaves. Ex-library copy, with spine labels, bookplates, paper shelf labels on the rear endleaves, and one small stamp to the upper margin of the plates, else very good. A handsome set with fine plates depicting Christian mediaeval metal work in great detail. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rome ancienne et moderne depuis sa fondation jusqu'a nos jours.

      Furne,, Paris, 1852 - Cm. 27, pp. 676. Con 26 tavole finemente incise su acciaio di cui 2 ripiegate (Roma vista dal Gianicolo e la pianta della città). Splendida legatura coeva (firmata E. Thomas) in piena pelle rossa con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti inquadrati da due ordini di filetti. Dentelles interne. Tagli in oro. Solo qualche marginale fioritura, peraltro ottima conservazione. Prima edizione e prima tiratura. Opera di grande interesse con un apparato iconografico davvero rilevante. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nicaragua: its people, scenery, monuments, resources, condition and proposed canal.

      New York: D.Appleton & Co., 1852. - Quarto. Two volumes. I: xxii, 424 pages.; II: iv, 452 pages. First edition. Publisher's original blindstamped cloth. Rear free endpaper in volume two torn and missing some of the page. With a folding tinted lithographed frontispiece, 5 tinted lithographed plates, 1color lithographed plate, 7 wood-engraved plates, and 2 maps (1 folding) in volume I, and a color lithographed frontispiece, 2 color lithographed plates, 9 tinted lithographed plates, 3 wood engraved plates, and 2 maps (1 large folding, incorporating several smaller maps) in volume II. Hill 1621.

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        The New Doctrine of Intervention, tried by the Teachings of Washington: An Address Delivered in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1852 - Original printed wrappers. Provenance: President Millard C. Fillmore (presentation inscription on the upper wrapper, "President Fillmore, with respects of the Author") Inscribed to President Millard Fillmore Second edition. This address given by Henry Augustus Boardman, pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and prolific author, denounces the policy of political intervention proposed by deposed Hungarian leader Lajos Kossuth in his speech before Congress. Kossuth, who was briefly President-Regent of Hungary, fled the country in 1851 after the collapse of his power-base. Considered a revolutionary, he was feted across England and America and addressed the Congress, exhorting them to intervene in the quarrels of foreign countries to support democracy and freedom. Boardman is highly critical of this idea. This copy is inscribed on the front wrapper "President Fillmore- With Respects of the Author-" At the time of the address Fillmore was President of the United States, although he failed to win renomination later in the year. By the time Fillmore received this pamphlet, he probably shared Boardman's views. Kossuth, who was a flamboyant figure, was invited to the White House at the time of his address to Congress, and used the opportunity to call for American intervention. Fillmore mildly rebuked him, making it clear that intervention in the affairs of Europe was not American policy. Kossuth was so angry at this that he behaved very badly for the rest of the evening. Millard Fillmore, one of the most literate of Presidents, had one of the most extensive libraries of any President. (9 x 5 7/8 inches). 63pp., plus 24pp. of ads in the rear and 4pp. of ads tipped in at the front. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, [1848-1852]. - 4 Volumes. 4to. irregular pagination. with list of subscribers. 4 engraved titles & 240 steel-engraved plates, by J. Sadler, J.H. le Keux, J.Godfrey, & others after drawings by Billings. numerous wood-engraved text illus. A nice set in contemporary half morocco, top edges gilt (bit rubbed). First Edition of this fine series of interior and exterior views of the architectural landmarks of Scotland, all after drawings by British architect, Robert William Billings, together with descriptive letterpress. This is Billings' greatest achievement and the one with which his name is chiefly associated. As an architect Billings is best known for his restorations of Edinburgh Castle, the Douglas Room in Stirling Castle, Gosford House, Haddingtonshire, for the Earl of Wemyss, Hanbury Hall, Worcester, Crosby-upon-Eden Church, Cumberland, and Kemble House, Wiltshire. Holloway 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh/London 1852 - Billings' magnum opus, a compendium of 240 finely rendered engravings of the castles, halls & churches of Scotland, hithertofore but scarcely considered. The subscribers' list denotes a Folio Proof edition, an India Proof edition, Large Paper and Small Paper editions; we believe this to be the 'Large Paper' edition. Bound in full red leather by MacLehose of Glasgow. Set of four, complete. Shelfworn, edges show some wear, hinges have external cracking, but bindings still sound. Head of volume one shows a chip. Period armorial bookplate of one John Dryden ['Non Nisi Per Ardua'] in volumes I & II; circa 1912 bookplate of CT/NY doctor Frederic Grosvenor Goodridge in all four volumes. Light foxing to flyleaves; text pages lightly tanned; plates generally clean, though a few minor tanned spots are noted. Unpaginated; 240 fine engraved plates, many with a few pages of letterpress description, small wood engravings within the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl seiner Majestät des Königs Friederich Wilhelm IV in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

      - Zoologie I: SÄUGETHIERE. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1852. Folio (465 x 325mm). pp. xvi, 202, with 46 (36 beautifully handcoloured) lithographed or engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, lettering on spine. The scarce volume on mammals of this important expedition to Mozambique. 5 volumes were published, of which the present one is the most beautifully executed. "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. . The collections he made were enormous and were written up, mainly by himself. This was a model faunal work for its day - comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated" (Adler. Contr. Hist. of Herpetology, p. 37). Most of the splendidly handcoloured plates are after drawings by F. Wagner. A fine copy.Nissen ZBI, 3139. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITECTURE MONASTIQUE 3 parties complètes

      IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE, PARIS 1852 - Collection Des documents inédits sur l'histoire de France Série Archéologie Albert LENOIR ARCHITECTURE MONASTIQUE 3 parties complètes en 2 volumes 1852-1856, Paris, Editions Imprimerie Nationale In-4 (23,5 x 30 cm), relié, XIX-403 et 562 pages Reliure cartonnage éditeur titré noir, tirage sur papier vergé Abondamment illustré in et hors texte de plans et gravures, une planche dépliante (plus de 560 gravures) Importante étude sur la chrétienté d'Occident et d'Orient Etat : reliures écorchées, ouvrages solides, des rouseurs pages brunies au volume 2, bon exemplaire complet des 3 parties, rare Poids : 3,300 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE MODERNE, DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES, DES ARTS, DE L'INDUSTRIE, DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU COMMERCE, 26 TOMES, ET ATLAS EN 3 TOMES

      Firmin Didot Frères 1852 - RO40098011: 29 volumes d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Tome 4 manquant. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Atlas illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc, dont certaines sur planches dépliables. Nouvelle édition entièrement refondue et augmentée de près du double. Sous la dir. de M. Léon Renier. Tomes 1 à 27 (4 manquant), de Alg à Zyg. Atlas: Tome I: Agriculture, Anatomie humaine, Architecture, Astronomie, Chemins de Fer, Chimie, Arts chimiques. Tome II: Chronométrie, Géologie, Géométrie, Hydrostatique, Histoire Naturelle, Métallurgie, Art Militaire, Musique. Tome III: Mécanique, Arts Mécaniques, Navigation, Optique, Physique. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California

      Boston Wright & Hasty 1852 - First Edition in Original Wrappers CLARKE, A.B. Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California. Boston: Wright & Hasty, 1852. First edition. Twelvemo (7 1/2 x 4 7/16 inches; 190 x 113 mm). [1-5] 6-138, [6, blank] pp. Publisher's original light brown printed wrappers. Wrappers printed in black. Small dampstain on front wrapper. Bottom outer hinge of wrapper with a one-inch closed tear. Fore-edge with some light dampstaining. Chemised and housed in a custom quarter morocco slipcase. A very good copy of this classic with no restoration whatsoever. "Clarke, a native of Conway, Massachusetts, sailed from New York on January 29, 1849, as a member of the Hampden Mining Company. After arriving in Central Mexico, he proceeded westward via Arizona and the Gila River. He arrived in Los Angeles on July 9. In the Gila area, he met Dr. Field, one of the two survivors of the infamous Fannin massacre. By August 2, the New Englander labored in the Toulumne Diggings. He spent the winter of 1849 and 1850 in San Francisco and in the summer of 1850 worked on the Yuba River". According to Hill-"An important and rare overland account." Cowan, p. 128. Graff 746. Howes C-451. Wagner-Camp 210. Wheat, Gold Rush, 41. HBS 64855. $2,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Chaîne Symbolique. Développement et tendances de l'idée maçonnique, dans les formes sous lesquelles elle s'est manifestée dans ses rapports avec la religion, l'état et l'art.Mythe, traditions, documents, histoire et dogmes de la Franc-Maçonnerie moderne, et de plusieurs autres sociétés secrètes, suivi de la Règle Maçonnique à l?usage des Loges réunies et rectifiées, arrêtée au Convent général de Wilhelmsbad, en 1782.

      Imprimerie d?Elie Carey, Genève, 1852 - XXXII- 511pages, Intérieur frais, pratiquement pas de rousseurs. Couverture très bien conservée. Pages non coupées. Non rogné. Bel état de l?ensemble. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Story of the Charmed Fawn

      NY: John McLoughlin, c. 1852. 12mo. (24) pp.With six full-page illustrations by Harrison Weir, whose name is misspelled on the title page. One illustration is reproduced in color on the front wrapper. This is one title in the "Pleasure Books for Children", and there is an advertisement on the back wrapper showing the eleven other titles in this series. According to the publication information on the lower front wrapper, this book was printed by McLoughlin as the successor to Elton & Co., the publishing firm in which McLoughlin's father was a partner. The Elton name remains on the title page, and the back wrapper shows McLoughlin's Tryon Row address. Elton was identified as having occupied the Tryon Row address between 1852 and 1853; McLoughlin took over Elton around 1850 and moved the company to 24 Beekman Street in 1854. Examples of this work are known with the Beekman St address with a McLoughlin imprint, and copies are known with an Elton imprint showing their 18 Division address, which precedes Tryon Row by a year (1851-1852). It would appear, then, that this is a rare variant issue, of which we could locate only one possible recorded copy in institutional holdings.Original printed wrappers show minor soiling, a small chip to lower corner of front wrapper; several light spots internally. Overall a very good or better copy.

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        Plate 209 - Scarlet Tanager

      Lockwood, New York 1852 - John James Audubon Selection from Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, octavo ed. Lockwood, New York: 1852-54 Hand-colored lithographs 10” x 6 1/2”

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        Common Sights on Land and Water. Delineated & Described for Young Children.

      Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [1852]. - Oblong 4to., (8 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches). 12 lithographed plates (a bit toned, occasionally spotted). Original publisher's pictorial printed wrappers (a bit frayed, a few pale stains, toned). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of Albert Crick to front wrapper, occasional contemporary marginalia. First edition. A charming collection of instructional lithographs for children illustrating moral lessons. Augustus Kollner was "a distinguished 19th-century Philadelphia artist, etcher, engraver, and lithographer who started his career in the arts in Germany. Kollner worked as an engraver of book illustrations and animal portraiture in Stuttgart by 1828 and in Paris during the 1830s before he immigrated to the United States and Washington, D.C. in 1839. In D.C., he worked at the Haas firm and lithographed advertisements, bank notes, and cityscape views until he relocated to Philadelphia in 1840. In his new city of residence, he established a studio as a portrait painter at Chestnut and Exchange streets with a residence at Noble above Franklin streets by 1844. "Between 1847 and 1848, Kollner became the artist for the lithographic firm Brechemin & Camp (Phoenix Block, Second and Dock streets) where he designed all genres of lithographs as well as advertised his picturesque views based on his annual summer sketching trips of the East Coast, including Canada. In addition, his views of American landmarks, including Philadelphia, began to be published for the seminal series "View of American Cities" issued 1848-1851 by Goupil, Vibert & Co. He also assumed a partnering role with John H. Camp following the retirement of Louis Brechemin. During this time Kollner had also relocated his residence to 239 Arch Street, where he lived ca. 1848-ca. 1854. "The new partnership lasted to ca. 1851 during which time the men issued a number of advertisements promoting their collaboration and Kollner began his work for the American Sunday School Union [the publisher here]. He contributed a number of plates for their children's moral lesson books such as 'City Sights for Country Eyes' (1856). The lithographs created by pen and ink were atypical for American pictorial lithography and often included Kollner's expertise in the delineation of horses" (Library Company of Philadelphia online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Storia di Napoleone del Signor Norvins. Nuova edizione italiana corredatadi note e della giunta d'importantissimi documenti per cura del bibliofilo Marco Malagoli Vecchj

      presso Giorgio Pillori, Firenze 1852 - 4 Volumi in 8°grande(19 x 27) pagine 654, (2); 582, (2); 552; 608 Splendida opera difficile da reperirsi completa delle 75 Tavole che illustrano i personaggi più famosi dell'epopea napoleonica e i luoghi o le battaglie principali (indice dlle tavole in fine al 4° volume). Risultano acquarellati a mano i ritratti di Desaix e di Ney. Nel quarto volume alla fine del trattato del Norvins vi si trovano: 1) Testamento e codicilli di Napoleone; 2) Massime di Napoleone relativamente alla guerra; 3) Massime estratte dalle memorie del celebre Generale Italiano Montecuccoli; 4) Notizie sulla Imperatrice Giuseppina; 5) Lettere del Generale Bonaparte a Giuseppina; 6) Lettera dell'Imperatrice Giuseppina all'Imperatore Napoleone (con replica e risposta) 7) Lettere dell'Imperatrice Giuseppina a sua figlia 8) Assasinio del Maresciallo Brune; 9) Dell'evasione di Napoleone dall'Isola D'Elba 10) Pensieri di Napoleone sulla Divinità Legatura dell'epoca in mezza pelle marrone con piatti marmorizzati. Filetti e titolo dorati al dorso, qualche graffio ai piatti, interni con carta sana e rari arrossamenti. Opera nello stato di più che Ottimo.

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        VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE ET NAUFRAGES CELEBRES - EN 8 VOLUMES.

      ADMINISTRATION DE LIBRAIRIE - PARIS / IMPRIMERIE DONDET-DUPRE, AU MARAIS 1852 - R320025820: (422 + 432) + (430+423+432) + (423+415+440) pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc et en couleurs hors texte sous serpente - Augmenté d'un frontispice sosu serpente pour chaque voume / 4 plats marbrés - 1ers et 2emes plats et tranches frottés - Coins rognés (voire parfois coupés / Dos frotté et parfois les coiffes en tete et pied / Auteur, titre, tomaison et filets dorés / Rousseurs dans le texte sans conséquence sur la lecture . Possibilité de Vente à l'Unité, soit 99 euros LE VOLUME / SOMMAIRE : VOYAGES DANS LES AMERIQUES (1+2) - MERS DU SUD, DE LA CHINE, ET ARCHIPELS DE L'INDRE (3+4+5) - NAUFRAGES CELEBRES (6+7+8). In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos frotté. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [THE MOON HOAX] THE CELEBRATED "MOON STORY," ITS ORIGIN AND INCIDENTS; WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, AND AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING, I. AN AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTION OF THE MOON; II. A NEW THEORY OF THE LUNAR SURFACE, IN RELATION TO THAT OF THE EARTH

      New York: Bunnell and Price,. 1852. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4-143 [144: blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind.. A fine copy. (#95344). First hardcover edition, and first printing of this text. This work, prepared by a close acquaintance of Locke, provides a biographical sketch of Locke; anecdotes about the reception of Locke's report; appendices presenting an authentic description of the Moon; and the text of Locke's successful hoax perpetrated in the NEW YORK SUN, in August 1835, which pretended to reveal a discovery that men and animals existed on the Moon. The revelations, supposedly reprinted from the actually defunct EDINBURGH JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, were so cleverly wrought that, for a short time, the report was given credence in scientific circles in the United States and Europe. The report was soon denounced as a hoax by the public press and Richard Adams Locke (1800-1871), a reporter for the SUN, was identified as the perpetrator of the "ingenious astronomical hoax." Interest in the lunar discoveries increased the SUN'S circulation to more than nineteen thousand, the largest of any daily of that time. According to William Gowans, who reprinted the story in 1859, Locke's account created such public interest that the owners of the SUN published sixty thousand copies of it in pamphlet form. The pamphlet was published in September 1835 and every copy was sold in less than a month. Nevertheless, the 1835 printings are rare and only a handful of copies survive. See Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-23; and (1981) 1-137. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1348 and 1349. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 728. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 142. Locke, Voyages in Space 130. Bleiler (1978), p. 125 (citing earlier editions). Reginald 09129B. Wright (I) 1704a (citing an earlier undated 11-page edition probably published in 1835).

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        The Whistler at the Plough; containing travels, statistics, and descriptions of scenery & agricultural customs in most parts of England: with letters from Ireland: also, "Free Trade and the League"; a biographical history

      James Ainsworth, Manchester 1852 - Complete 3 volumes in 7 parts, collation, Part 1, engraved frontis, [iv]+288pp, Part 2, 289-576pp, Part 3, 577-632-[5]228pp, Part 4,229-516pp, Part 5, 517-640, [3]4-160pp, Part 6, 161-448pp, Part 7, 449-643pp, [1]+3pp index, [1]+8+16+[4]+4[4]+12pp, catalogue and book list, irregular pagination, title pages for Free Trade bound in part 7. Bound in original publishers gilt/blind stamped cloth. Cloth light rubbed, abrasion wear to head and tail of 3 volumes, with some minor wear loss, edge of a few boards bumped, two edges have minor damage, cloth slight faded or dust marked, short split on one hinge joint. Generally all binding in good clean condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, one volumes has a few creased pages with a few short nicks on edges, one page has some browing, a few page with a small stain on margin, one page with short tear. Generally pages in very good clean condition. Overall this set is in very good condition. A58 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      John Van Voorst, London 1852 - 114pp including 6pp catalogue. 4 tinted lithographed illustrations. G : in Good condition in original cover. Heavily rubbed with chipping to head and tail of backstrip. Lower outer corner of page 16 torn away [no text loss]. Contemporary ink inscriptions in English and Arabic on front endpapers with sketches of birds [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country.

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1852 - Original blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, flat spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers (minor fading to spine) A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear and mounted to the pastedowns, as issued. (Small clipped portion at head of title neatly restored, ink marks on title). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a Green Velvet Book Box with Handcolored Sentimental Vignette on Upper Cover

      Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany], 1852-1862. (COMMONPLACE BOOK) Obling 16mo. Handcolored scene of two children tending a sick dog within scalloped window on upper cover, chromolithograph pictorial sentiments on inside front cover and interior lid. Six printed sentiments (colored), one with embossed gilt floral decorations. 23 autograph verse quotations and sentiments in ink, in various neat hands, including two love poems (one with a colored floral border and one with a pencil portrait of a young man). Green velvet book book box with gilt- metal ornamental borders and corner pieces. Some minor rubbing. Contents generally fine . Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed "Tobis seiner liebsten Anna" is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption "Jetzt bin ich's nicht mehr." One other note is signed and dated, "Anna Hehrner, im Weingarten, den 13 Mai 1862"

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        La Maison de Savoie Depuis le 1555, jasqu'à 1850.

      Perrin, 1852-56, Turin, - Quattro voll. in 4°, pagg. 513, 3nn; 273, 3nn; 548, 4nn; 672, con centinaia di litografie quasi tutte a colori sempre disegnate e eseguite da Perrin. Legature novecentesche in m. perg. con angoli. Manca la prima segnartura del secondo volume e una quindicina di tavole rispetto al numero indicato negli indici. Opera difficile a reperirsi completa a causa della sua pubblicazione in fascicoli nel corso di diversi anni. Alcune bruniture, mai deturpanti, nell'insieme buon esemplare di quest'opera non comune e ricercata.

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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: with a Narrative of sledge excursions on the ice of Wellington Channel; and Observations on the Natural History and physical features of the Countries and frozen seas visited.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852 - First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. lii, 506 & viii, 363, ccxxxiii; 4 coloured lithographs, 2 uncoloured lithographs of fossils, 2 folding maps, wood-engs. to text; some foxing, tears to folds of maps neatly repaired, Merewether crest stamped in blind to each title-page, good in contemporary half calf, spines elaborately gilt, boards a little scuffed, an attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Tournament: A Collection of Games Played at the Celebrated Assemblage. Illustrated by copious Diagrams and notes Critical and Explanatory

      Henry G Bohn, London 1852 - xci+377 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7" x 4 1/2") rebound with label to spine. (Bohns scientific Library) (Betts: 25-1) First edition. In May 1851, London staged the Great Exhibition to showcase British industry and technology, and London's thriving chess community felt obliged to do something similar for chess. Howard Staunton proposed and then took the lead in organizing the first ever international tournament, to be held at the same time. Staunton and his colleagues had ambitious objectives for this tournament, including convening a "Chess Parliament" to: complete the standardization of the moves and other rules, as there were still very small national differences and a few self-contradictions; to standardize chess notation; to agree time limits, as many players were notorious for simply "out-sitting" opponents. Staunton also proposed the production of a compendium showing what was known about chess openings, preferably as a table. Since he thought there would not be time for a single "Chess Parliament" session to handle this as well, he suggested further congresses, some perhaps including knowledgeable enthusiasts of below top-class playing strength, and a review process for dealing with contentious issues and possible mistakes in earlier decisions. The tournament was planned as knock-out contest involving sixteen of Europe's best players. Invitations had been extended to foreign masters Vincent Grimm, József Szén, and Johann Löwenthal from Hungary; Adolf Anderssen, Bernhard Horwitz, Carl Mayet, and von der Lasa from Germany; Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant and Lionel Kieseritzky from France, and Carl Jaenisch, Alexander Petrov and Ilya Shumov from Russia. The British players were to be Howard Staunton, Henry Thomas Buckle, Marmaduke Wyvill, Elijah Williams, Captain Hugh Alexander Kennedy, Samuel Newham, and Henry Bird.Unfortunately many of the invitees were unable to play. Grimm was unable to attend as he was exiled in Aleppo after his participation in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Löwenthal had also participated in the failed revolt but fled to America, where he established himself in business. Löwenthal left his affairs behind to travel to London to play. Saint-Amant was unavailable as he had been sent by the French government to California as a diplomat following its independence from Mexico during the California Gold Rush. Von der Lasa and Petrov were also unable to attend. Jaenisch and Shumov could not arrive in time to play. Jaenisch arrived in London late, and played a post-tournament match with Staunton that Staunton won +7-2=1. Buckle also did not make the tournament, and as he was generally considered second only to Staunton among British players, he was the strongest British player missing. The dispute with the London Chess Club prevented Daniel Harrwitz from playing, and also weakened the pool of substitutes available, as George Walker, George Perigal, and George Webb Medley could have made for a stronger field if not for the boycott. Anderssen was reluctant to accept his invitation, as he was deterred by the travel costs. However Staunton offered to pay Anderssen's travel expenses out of his own pocket if necessary, should Anderssen fail to win a tournament prize; Anderssen accepted this generous offer. As part of the project the London International Tournament's committee also organized a "London Provincial Tournament" for British players who were not strong enough to be invited to play in the International Tournament. The committee "promoted" E.S. Kennedy, Edward Löwe, James R. Mucklow, and Alfred Brodie to play in the International Tournament rather than the Provincial Tournament, in order to obtain the number of players required for a knock-out tournament. The tournament was organized as single elimination matches, with the eight losers in the first round being dropped from the tournament. Each first-round match was a best-of-three games, draws not counting. Subsequent rounds were best-of [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 1852 - First edition in the original dark blue cloth hardcover with gild illustration and lettering on the spine, 4 plates drawn by Lieutenant Osborn, 7 engraved illustrations in text, has folding map in the appendix and illustrations throughout the text, clean and tight copy, some light fading of colour on the front hardcover. An account of Osborns search for Franklin expedition in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound, and experiences at Griffith Island. Descriptions on west Eskimos, ice conditions, and hunting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sefer Berit Yitshak: le-horot bo lel shemini kodem ha-milah

      Amsterdam, Holland 1852 - 8, 90 pages. Detached boards, needs rebinding. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Occult Works. A Catalogue of An Extraordinary and Singularly Curious Collection of 600 Works on Alchemy, Astrology, Magic, Necromancy, Sorcery, and Witchcraft; Diabolical Possession and Exorcism; Apparitions, Ghost, Hobgoblins... On Sale by George Bumstead

      London: Printed by G. Brandon. 1852. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. 32pp. Blue paper wrappers (presumed original) are lacking except for the spine, else near fine. OCLC locates a single copy of a nonce volume with two similar, but later catalogues on this subject by the same bookseller, but no copies of this catalogue. .

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        Garfield?s signed copy of ?Heroines of History? read by him while a student at Hiram Eclectic Institute

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of their books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Signed Book ?Heroines of History? by John S. Jenkins. 520 pages, 5? x 7.75?. Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co., 1852. Signed in pencil ?J.A. Garfield / Hiram. Aug 11 / 1853? on the front free-endpaper, most probably an early variant signature of the 21-year-old future President. Bound in brown cloth, gilt-embossed pictorial title on front cover, blind-embossed with same design on back cover. Rubbed at edges of covers and spine; soiling on covers. Professionally restored at hinges and joints. Light brown spine with ornate gilt design and gilt lettering

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        A Description of the New Docks, at Great Grimsby, situated at the month of the Great Estuary of the Humber; and of the Manchester, Sheffield, & Lincolnshire Railway, and other Railways in direct connection. With a Plan of the Docks, and a Map of the Railways in Connection.

      Manchester. Bradshaw and Blacklock. [1852]. - 12mo. 18cm., 24p., 2 tables, 3 large folding maps, in stiff brown wraps with gilt titles on the upper cover, fine (Tds). ~ Started in April, 1849, the New Docks were a major scheme of reclamation and dock-construction initiated by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central). The booklet, published early in the year, predicted that the completion of the project would be in May, 1852. A large detailed plan of the docks and reclamation is included along with two maps, one showing connections from Grimsby to the rest of Great Britain, the other connections from Grimsby to Europe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CHILDÕS HISTORY OF ENGLAND

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, 1853, 1854. 3 vols. First editions, first issues. First state ads in vols. I and III and no page number on page xi in vol. I. Frontispiece by F. W. Topham in each volume. [xi]+210+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 214+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 321+ 1 of ad pp. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original reddish brown, ribbed cloth. Marbled edges and endpapers. Volume one has a small nick at the rear heel joint. Former ownerÕs name in ink to endpaper (barely discernible). Lovely copy with a small restoration to the head of the spine of volume 3. Housed in a dark green 1/4 leather slipcase. In exceptionally nice condition. Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        Journal of a Winter's Tour in India: with a Visit to the Court of Nepaul

      London, John Murray, , 1852. 2 volumes, ocatvo, original ochre embossed cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt block of two travellers on a camel - "sketched near Ellora" - to the upper boards. Engraved frontispiece to each and 17 illustrative vignettes, folding route map at the rear of Volume II. Family copy, intertwined capital Es surmounted by a viscount's coronet. A little rubbed and sunned, spine of Volume II slightly chipped and repaired, a little light foxing, but overall a very nice set. First edition. "Sailor's travels in India; lively account of scenes and society, mainly Nepal." (Handley) Francis Egerton was the second son of the 1st Earl of Ellesmere, he served as First Class Volunteer under Sir Robert Stopford in the operations against St. Jean d'Acre in 1840. Promoted Lieutenant in 1846, attached to Raleigh, 50, Sir Thomas Herbert on the South America station. Here he offers his account of a tour in Asia, in the hope that "As a sketch … of the everyday life of tourists in our eastern empire, the book may not be unacceptable to the general reader." (Preface) The narrative holds specialist appeals for those interested in Big Game hunting; " … he landed in Ceylon where he met Samuel White Baker, then proceeded to hunt elephant and buffalo with Baker while on the road from Kandy to Trincomalee. While travelling through various parts of India, Egerton witnessed hunting deer with cheetahs, as well as partaking in a bit of bird shooting. While in Gwalior, he and his party hunted tiger from elephant back …" (Czech)

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        New Universal Atlas of the World Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of One Hundred And Seventeen Maps, Plans And Sections

      Philadelphia Cowperthwait & Co. 1852 - With the First Map to Show Counties in California and New Mexico MITCHELL, S. Augustus. A New Universal Atlas of the World. Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of One Hundred And Seventeen Maps, Plans And Sections Philadelphia: Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. Complete with seventy-three full colored maps, one of which is double-paged, color frontispiece, vignette title-page and table of contents, heightened in gilt. Folio (17 x 14 inches; 430 x 355 mm). Half red morocco over marbled boards. Front board with red morocco label, lettered in gilt. Binding scuffed and bumped. Hinges professionally repaired. Some toning throughout, mainly to blank versos of maps and margin edges, only occasionally affecting the maps. Closed tear to front free endpaper. A few instances of foxing on maps, mainly to map 51 "Holland and Belgium." A small dark spot in Buenos Ayres on map 44. A small piece scraped off of map 73, "Oceana" but not making a hole all the way through. Also a marginal closed tear to this map, professionally repaired. Overall a very good copy. This atlas was first published in 1846 by Mitchell & Sons after acquiring the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas in 1845. Mitchell & Sons reprinted it several times until 1850 when they sold the rights to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia, who published it until 1856. During this time the atlas was further expanded and edited. Over half of this atlas deals with the Americas and features the double-page "A New Map of the United States of America." Within this map of the USA is a detailed inset of "The Gold Regions of California." The present edition is the first to show counties in California and New Mexico. Howes. Streeter. HBS 65704. $7,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan and Section of Proposed Worcester and Hereford Junction Railway, with a Line to Ledbury and Junctions at Hereford,

      1852 - Double-page engraved title and scales leaf, seventeen double-page hand-coloured engraved plans and eighteen double-page black and white sections, occasional ink and pencil annotations, each with oval ink stamp of 'Great Western Railway, Engineers Office, Paddington' to upper right-hand corner, title with circular ink stamp of 'G.W.R. Deed Department', some old and generally faint waterstaining, principally to lower edge, each double-page plate measures overall approx. 550mm x 760mm. Re-bound in recent half morocco with green cloth boards. A lovely book in very nice condition.

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        Map of British North America to Illustrate a Paper on the Means of Communication with the Pacific Ocean.

      Journal of the Royal Geographic Society, London 1852 - Size : 175x345 (mm), 6.875x13.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Occult Works. A Catalogue of An Extraordinary and Singularly Curious Collection of 600 Works on Alchemy, Astrology, Magic, Necromancy, Sorcery, and Witchcraft; Diabolical Possession and Exorcism; Apparitions, Ghost, Hobgoblins... On Sale by George Bumstead

      London: Printed by G. Brandon. 1852. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. 32pp. Blue paper wrappers (presumed original) are lacking except for the spine, else near fine. OCLC locates a single copy of a nonce volume with two similar, but later catalogues on this subject by the same bookseller, but no copies of this catalogue. .

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        AÑO CRISTIANO, o ejercicios devotos para todos los días del año. Escrito en francés por el P. , de la Compañía de Jesús, traducido al castellano por el P. José Francisco de Isla, de la misma compañía. Adiconado con las vidas de Santos y Festividades más notables que celebra la Iglesia Católica y particularmente la de España, el Martirologío Romano y las Dominicas. Arreglado por el presbítero D. Justo Petano y Mazariegos. Prólogo del traductor. Ilustrador: Rico y otros V volúmenes

      - Madrid. Imprenta de Gaspar y Roig, editores. 1852-1853. Cinco volúmenes. O.C. 4º mayor, 540pp-4h-90 láminas, 612pp-4h-94 láminas, 597pp-4h-92 láminas, 1h-604pp-4h-91h, 615pp-4h-73 láminas. Con un total de 367 láminas xilograficas grabadas aparte en dos colores y grandes viñetas capitalures también grabadas en madera. Encuadernación homogénea plena piel española de época, hierros al oro en lomera, cortes marmoleados. Marca antigua de agua en interior de bisagra en las primeras páginas a los tomos I, II y V, algunos cuadernillos semisueltos. Muy buen ejemplar, por lo demás. No en CCPB. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Footsteps Of Our Lord And His Apostles in Syria, Greece and Italy: A Succession of Visits To The Scene of New Testament Narrative BOUND WITH: Pictures From Sicily. By The Author Of Forty Days In The Desert

      Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1852 & 1853, London - 237 & 200 pages. 24 1/2 x 17 cm. 22 steel engraved plates, (with tissue guards) one map, and twenty-four woodcuts by Branston [FOOTSTEPS] and, 33 steel engraved plates (with tissue guards), map, plus sixteen wood-engravings [PICTURES] Latter is a first edition. BRYAN, Vol.I, p89. "Bartlett showed, in the following publications, [viz] that he could exercise a skillful pen, as well as a rapid pencil." Exceptionally clean and bright internally, text and plates, backstrip worn at head, minor surface rubbing, gilt lettered spine, bookplate. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. 2 vols. in one. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES. Comprehended in Seventy-Five Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Maps, Plans and Sections

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.. Good. 1852. Hardcover. Half morocco over marbled boards with gilt decorated title plate on front cover. Leather is largely deteriorated with multiple tears to the loose spine strip. Boards and spine are straight. Boards are partially detached. Binding is still holding. Contents are in much better condition. Pages are toned but otherwise clean and in very good condition. Page edges are in excellent condition (no chipping, fraying, etc) with the exception of the Map of Enland which is laid-in and has considerable damage to the edges. Complete with endsheets; hand colored frontispiece of 'Lengths of Principal Rivers of the World'; color chromolithographic title page; table of contents with red and gilt chromolitho Gothic border; 72 hand colored single-sided maps; 1 hand colored single-sided double-page map (United States of America). 73 maps in all. Folio 14.25" x 17.25". Maps are dated 1850. .

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        An Exposition of Views Respecting the Principal Facts, Causes & Peculiarities Involved in Spirit Manifestations, Together with Interesting Phenomenal Statements and Communications [with Publisher's Ephemera Tipped in]

      H. Bailliere / James McGlash, London / Dublin 1852 - London / Dublin, 1852: H. Bailliere / James McGlashan. W. Davy & Sons, printers (London). First Edition. See scans. 12mo, [x], 256 pp + 1 pp seance ads. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Publisher's piece with ads for approx. 48 titles on mesmerism, with authors, expanded titles, prices and brief descriptions, is tipped in at the front pastedown. True and very scarce first edition of this title, a very early genre piece. The author, Adin Ballou (1803-1890), was the founder of the utopian community at Hopedale, Massachusetts and a leading 19th century exponent of pacifism. Also, during his long career, was a Universalist, a Restorationist, a Practical Christian, and a Unitarian minister. As an untiring reformer, he sought to bring his Christian and socialist vision of society into practice. In his last year of life Ballou corresponded with the novelist, Leo Tolstoy. Some of Ballou's works were sent to Tolstoy, who had them translated into Russian. Though Ballou disapproved the passivity of Tolstoy's pacifism and thought his theology "untrue, visionary, chaotic, and pitiably puerile," Tolstoy was much impressed with Ballou. This book contains a collection of authentic statements concerning phenomenal demonstrations, together with interesting communications purporting to have come from departed spirits. Publisher's folding advertising printed paper slip, dated January 1853, tipped-in on the front pastedown, with old bookseller's stamp behind that. Light stains to covers, mild rubbing, spine ends and corners a bit bumped; front hinge starting to crack, soiling and faint foxing to contents; else very good. See scans. l49n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History Of The Persecutions!! Endured by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in America. Compiled from Public Documents and Drawn from Authentic Sources.

      Sydney Printed by Albert Mason 1852 - An Account Of The Beginnings Of Mormonism WANDELL, C.W. History Of The Persecutions!!Endured by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in America. Compiled from Public Documents and Drawn from Authentic Sources. Sydney: Printed by Albert Mason, [n.d.c.a.1852]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 5/16 inches; 208 x 135 mm). [1]-64 pp. From what we can find, no other copy has appeared at auction since 1967. In 1957, Sotheby's described this book as "extremely rare." Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full speckled calf. Boards double-ruled in gilt with small floral corner devices. Spine stamped in gilt. A long red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Board edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Newer endpapers. Some toning to pages, mainly the first three leaves. A few small instances of light soiling. Small mark on front pastedown where tipped-in bookplate had been removed. Otherwise a very good copy. "The work is an account of the beginnings of Mormonism and the settlement in Missouri; the war of extermination waged against the Saints; the removal to Nauvoo; the atrocities, murders, and other outrages committed by the soldiers and mobs under Generals Doniphan and Lucas; the Massacre at Haun’s Mills; the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith; and the final exodus and march across the wilderness to Utah. The author was at Nauvoo during the Exodus of 1846, and during that year, in a successful effort to discredit the apostate Strang, he wrote the famous 'Bogus Revelation' that purported to be a Divine communication to Strang. After Strang’s followers had accepted it as an authentic revelation, Wandell announced his authorship of the message. In 1850 or thereabouts, he went to Australia, where he wrote and published this tract." (Parke-Bernet) Howes W84 HBS 66114. $3,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First edition. Professionally rebacked retaining the original spine, all else fine. Quite a nice example the cosway style and of extra illustration. First edition. xi, 212p., 8p ads. Illustrated. Extra-illustrated with 35 portraits, 8 colored. Bound for Charles W. Sawyer, London by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g. in cosway style with a hand-colored oval portrait of Nell Gwyn under glass mounted on the front doblure, the portrait surrounded by intricate inset frame of onlaid flowers and vines, the remainder of the doblure in blue morocco with fancy red dentelles, gray watered silk flyleaves, the spine panels and covers with borders and round central device with onlaid flowers and trailing vines, the corners with gilt crown devices.

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        Contes et facéties.

      Giraud |& Dagneau 1852 - - Giraud & Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x16cm, relié. - Très rare édition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, notre exemplaire étant du tout premier tirage, sans mention et chez le bon éditeur, Giraud et Dagneau. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo à coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats de papiers marbrés, très fragiles couvertures conservées restaurées marginalement. Quelques petites rousseurs comme habituellement. Difficile à rencontrer en belle condition ce qui est le cas pour notre exemplaire car l'on croise cet ouvrage souvent piqué et la couverture est de teinte fragile (Cf Clouzot). Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Co.,, 1852. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-fine-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover vignette stamped in gilt, other decoration stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. Early pencilled ownership inscriptions of Mrs Ruth D Wilson to front blanks. Spines faded as usual (the purple dye fugitive in light), a couple of minor chips at spine ends, a few marks to boards and occasionally internally, but an excellent unrestored copy in original condition. First edition of probably the most socially influential American book ever published. "Even before the publication of the serial [in the abolitionist newspaper The National Era] the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing [it] in book form. The two volumes, issued both in brown cloth and paper wrappers, appeared on 20 March 1852, two instalments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days and a second printing of the same size, indicated by 'ten thousand' on the title-page, was completely disposed of by the end of March. The sale of the book was indeed phenomenal … In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell … the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM).

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      John P. Jewett & Company 1852 - First Edition, First Printing with no other printings designated on the title page of either volume. Both books of this 2 volume set are the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST Printings bound with the copyright page statement "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe" and "Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins" on the bottom of that page. An exceptional set in the original binding, with no restoration or touch up of any kind. This magnificent set is seldom found in this nice of condition. Most copies are restored or re-bound, this copy is not. The boards are crisp with light wear to the spine ends. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, an outstanding copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852, - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 2 volumes., 16mo., pps. I 312, II 322. Illustrated with plates throughout. Internally clean. In unsigned but fine, sumptuous recent 'West End' style binding of full crushed brown morocco, boards heavily embossed in blind, five raised bands to spine, ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers with generous tooled margins, all edge gilt. A lovely copy. First Issue of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' with Hobbart and Robbins being the printers. BAL 19343. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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