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        Leaves from my journal during the summer of 1851

      London: John Murray (for private circulation), 1852. First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 173, 24 (Murray ads); errata slip tipped in after the plate list; mounted lithograph frontispiece portrait, 1 other mounted lithograph plate, 3 wood-engraved plates, and a tinted lithograph plate (not called for in the plate list); orig. blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; some wear, minor dampstaining at the bottom of the plates (margins only), but generally good and sound, or better. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to "The Lady Bulwer with the author's love, March 11, 1852." Martin, p. 551.

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        LETTERS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.

      Edward Moxon., London 1852 - With an Introductory Essay by Robert Browning. pp. 8 of adverts (uncut), vi, (ii), 165, advert leaf. 12mo. Original cloth, spine faded. Half title present. Wise p 33 (Browning). Wise p74 (Shelley). Broughton, Northup & Pearsall A182. Ehrsam. Major Byron. This is the first edition of the Browning Essay unfortunately the Shelley Letters are mostly spurious and from the pen of the forger who styled himself Major George Gordon de Luna Byron. Edward Moxon bought twenty three letters at a Sotheby & Wilkinson sale in May 1851. The vendor of the letters was the bookseller Wiiliam White who had obtained them, with other items, from G. Byron. This book is made up of Moxon's twenty three letters plus another two. Sir Francis Palgrave realised that Letter XXI to William Godwin from Florence was 'cribbed from an article by me on that city published in the QR. Even a misprint is ignorantly preserved by the fabricator of the correspondence'. and informed Moxon of this. Moxon suppressed the book and recalled copies held by booksellers. The two genuine letters are No. V to James Lawrence & No. XXIII to John Keats. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Approach to the Holy Altar; By Bishop Ken. From his "Manual of Prayer," and "Practice of Divine Love."

      London: William Pickering 1852 - 12mo, 168 x 106 mms., pp. viii, 148 [149 advert, 150 - 152 blank], bound by Barritt in black goatskin over bevelled boards, the covers with raised compartments, tooled in blind with gilt roundels, spine in seven compartments, tooled in blind crosses with a central gilt roundel, gilt dentelles, all edges gauffered in gilt, with a brass clasp. Some very slight wear to binding, but a very good to fine copy. A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Scholars of Winchester Colledge, published in 1674 was attributed to Thomas Ken (1637 - 1711), Bishop of Bath and Wells and nonjuror. ODNB doesn't give a date for Practice of Divine Love, but his Exposition on the Church-Catechism, or the Practice of Divine Love was published in 1685. The six-page "Address to Young Communicants" is dated 1852 and signed with the initials I. L. A. A similar example of a binding by John Little Barritt (1801 - 1863) can be found in the British Library's Database of Bookbindings (search for Barritt). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Views in South America.

      [Front wrapper] London, Thomas McLean, 1852.. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. Elephant folio (56 x 38.5 cm.), publisher's red cloth, embossed, front cover inlaid with a leather "scroll" bearing the author and title (very skillfully rebacked, corners very skillfully repaired, minor stains), smooth spine gilt; illustrated front wrapper bound in (skillfull repairs to each corner and to a 37 cm. tear across the lower part). Skillfull repairs to fore-edges of first two leaves. In very good condition. Armorial bookplate of Joaquim de Sousa-Leão. On the front pastedown is a printed description of this work from a Lathrop C. Harper catalogue of 1958, describing a copy that had an author's presentation inscription and was priced at $2,500 in 1958; this printed description has Sousa-Leão's annotations, and several more lines of his annotations in pencil are below it. Laid into the volume are four elephant-folio leaves with a printed biography of Ouseley in Portuguese, with black-and-white photographs of Ouseley and his wife; signed in print by Joaquim de Sousa-Leão and with his manuscript corrections in ink to two lines. 1 l. [dedication and list of plates], 26 hand-colored lithograph plates [numbered 1-25, with an unnumbered "vignette" following 20], one black-and-white lithograph plan of Obligato. *** FIRST EDITION. It includes 26 hand-colored images based on Ouseley's watercolors. "This rare and valued album contains very picturesque lithographs," says Borba. They include images of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro (a grotto in the Bay of Jurujube, the Corcovado mountains, convents and churches, the headquarters of the British legation, Botafogo Bay, the waterfall at Itamaraty), plus views of Montevideo, Ouseley's home in Buenos Aires, the government's headquarters in Paraná, Tenerife (a former convent) and Funchal (Fort Loureiro). The plan of Obligato shows the position of British and French ships during the five-year blockade of Buenos Aires that began in 1845. Sir William Gore Ouseley (1797-1866) was a diplomat in Stockholm and the United States. In 1823 he was sent to Latin America, where he served until 1850, much of the time in Brazil. The selection of his watercolors for this volume was made by Queen Victoria. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 643. Berger p. 339. Tooley 356. Palau 207325 (combined with the Description). Sabin 57947. Copac locates copies at British Library, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and National Library of Scotland. KVK (44 databases searched) adds Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut. NUC: InU, NNH, DLC, DCU-IA (and, with the date [1854?], at NBu and PP). *** BOUND WITH: WITH: OUSELEY, William Gore. Description of Views in South America, from Original Drawings, made in Brazil, the River Plate, the Parana, &c. &c. with notes …. London: Thomas McLean, 1852. 8°, recent navy morocco, spine and covers gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all text block edges gilt. Very slightly browned. In very good condition. viii, 118 pp., (1 blank l.). FIRST EDITION. "This Description is more difficult to find than the album" (Borba). Ouseley devotes between one and seven pages to each of the lithographic views in his Views in South America. The Appendix ("General notes and observations") offers comments on the aborigines of Tenerife, whales in Rio harbor, the health and climate of Rio, loud monkeys and pretty parrots, Indian tribes and languages, "influence of tropical climate and great fertility of soil on the disposition and habits of natives of Brazil," and destruction of property caused by the invasion and siege of Montevideo. * Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 643: calling for only 118 pp. Berger p. 339: without mention of the final blank. Palau 207325: without mention of the final blank. Sabin 57943: calling for 124 pp. OCLC: 43793777 (New York Public Library, Oliveira Lima Collection-Catholic University of America, British Library); 85060129 (Cambridge University, National Library of Scotland); the Oliveira Lima copy has been digitized as 956403722. Copac adds Oxford University. KVK (44 databases searched) adds no new locations. Not located in NUC.

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

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

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        The Australian Emigrant's Manual. Or, a Guide to the Gold Colonies of New South Wales and Port Phillip.

      London: Partridge and Oakey, 1852 - Duodecimo (166 × 103 mm). Original purple fine-ripple-grain cloth, decorative panel-stamp to covers in blind, enclosing gilt title to front and blind publisher's device to rear, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Spine sunned, and slightly bumped at foot, very pale mottling to covers, scattered light foxing, lower inner corner of sig. D untrimmed and remaining oversize and folded (binding-shop oversight), these flaws minor: a superb copy, entirely unopened. First edition, second and best issue, with the sixteen-page "Appendix to the second thousand" bound in at the rear, containing the author's letter to "the industrious classes of Scotland, the North of England, and the North of Ireland", outlining opportunities for employment in the colony's gold and cotton fields. Lang (1799-1878), the son of a small Renfrewshire landowner, was one of the most influential — and controversial — figures in early Australian politics. He emigrated in 1823 and became Sydney's first Presbyterian minister; in 1832 he formed the presbytery of New South Wales, and established the synod of New South Wales in 1850; his election to the colony's legislative council in 1843 was the beginning of a political career which lasted until 1869 and during which he achieved almost all of his professed aims: "the end of transportation, the separation of Victoria and Queensland, the introduction of responsible and democratic government, radical land reform, national education, and the abolition of state aid to religion" (ODNB). He made numerous return visits to England with the aim of promoting emigration, and the general theme of his numerous books, pamphlets and newspaper articles, in evidence here, is that "the grinding poverty of Britain could be relieved by the boundless opportunities in Australia" (ibid.) Ferguson 11334A. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        American scenery or, land, lake, and river. Illustrations of transatlantic nature From drawings by W. H. Bartlett, engraved in the first style of the art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Sillmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson &c

      George Virtue, London 1852 - 4°. 2 Bände, 140, 106 S., Vol 1 mit 66 von 67 Stahlstichen (es fehlt Forest scene on lake Ontario); Vol 2 mit 52 v. 53 Stahlstichen (es fehlt View of New York from Weehawken) Vol.1: Portrait of Mr Bartlett stockfleckig, Portraitseite stark stockfl., Titel sto Gold- und blindgeprägte orig. Ganzleinenbände Siehe Produktbeschreibung.

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        Opere… ordinate ed illustrate coll'analisi storica della mente di Vico in relazione alla scienza della civiltà da Giuseppe Ferrari.Milano, dalla Società Tipog. de' Classici Italiani , 1852-54.

      Milano, dalla Società Tipog. de' Classici Italiani 1852-54 - Sei volumi cm. 20,5, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con 5 tavole f.t. (3 delle quali finemente incise in rame): ritratto di Vico, fac-simile, grande tavola cronologica ripieg., una tavola della mensa ed una tavola allegorica. Graziosa legatura coeva in mezza pelle con dorso a 4 nervi, titoli e filetti ornati in oro e fregi impressi a secco; carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Ben conservato. Così Gamba (2494) a proposito di quest'edizione completa delle opere di Vico, assai stimata anche da Benedetto Croce: "Sono in quest'edizione tutte le opere del Vico ordinate ed illustrate, coll'analisi storica della mente di Vico in relazione alla scienza della civiltà, di Giuseppe Ferrari. Ha il primo vol. la Mente di Vico, di Giuseppe Ferrari, ed il Primo scritto storico di Vico; il vol. secondo ed il terzo, le Opere latine; il vol. quarto i Principi di Scienza nuova, secondo l'edizione del 1725, e la Vita dell'Autore: il vol. quinto i Principi di Scienza nuova secondo la terza impressione del 1744, con le varianti di quella del 1730; ed il vol. sesto Opuscoli e scritti inediti". Cfr. anche Graesse, VII, 298 ; Brunet, V, 1175. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHINTEI CHIKYUU BANKOKU HOOZU: NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

      - Edo 1852, Toryoh. Stiff buff covers, symbol key, opens to large size 135 x 82.5 cm.,folds down to 17 x 27 cm.,contents very clean copy, covers/edges a bit rubbed 'toned,' printed on thick Washi paper, excellent color. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . A GRAND WORLD MAP . . WITH FOUR GLOBES/HEMESPHERES . . This grand wall map is beautifully illustrated in full color. Hand printed on thick Washi hand-made paper by woodblocks, large world map with inset of four color globes. . *** Africa at the far left, the Americas to the right, Asia in the center area. Each country differently colored, profusion of place names in Kanji or Katakana. Equatorial line, with longitude and latitude, no Tropic of Cancer or Capricorn cited. The inset globes show the four hemispheres. . *** This map was issued concurrent with the arrival of Commodore Perry, and reflected the world in Japanese at that time. . A large color wall map, handsome and ready for framing and display. Japanese cartography lagged about a hundred years behind European cartographer's renditions of world maps. . *** The Japanese learned Western cartographic knowledge via the Dutch who were restricted to live on Deshima Island in Nagasaki harbor. The Japanese world view was severely limited, their perspective was based on what the Dutch traders brought and shared with them in terms of atlases, globes and maps. This example is considered an "early world map" in Japanese terms. It was in Dutch interest to keep the Japanese aware of as little of the "modern & new worlds" as possible. Well executed, nicely drawn and colored. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: p.40, 1852.2. * T. Oda: THE WORLD IN JAPANESE MAPS UNTIL THE MID-19TH CENTURY, pp. 214-215, illustrates this exact map with a full page color example. ***

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        Anatomischer Atlas oder bildliche Darstellung des menschlichen Körpers.

      München, Palm. 1852 - 2., verb. Aufl. (Nur der) Tafelband. Gr.-folio. (2) Bl. Mit 180 Kupfertafeln. Halbleinenband der Zeit. In sechs Kapitel eingeteilter Atlas mit detailgetreuen Wiedergaben der menschlichen Anatomie. Dies zweite Ausgabe neu bearbeitet und gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe mit 46 neuen Tafeln von Michael Erdl. – Vorsätze stärker, Tafeln nur leicht stockfleckig.

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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 ... in search of the Missing Crews of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror: with the narrative of the sledge excursions on the ice of Wellington Channel; and observations on the natural history and physical features of the countries and frozen seas visited. By ... [the] Surgeon to the Expedition

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1852. Octavo, two volumes, lii, 506 and viii (last blank), 364, ccxxxiv (last colophon) pages with 2 pages of woodcut illustrations plus 6 lithographs (3 tinted, one extensively handcoloured; the second frontispiece with a tiny light marginal stain) and 2 folding handcoloured lithographed maps (one expertly repaired, with slight loss to the lefthand edge of the key). Early half calf gilt and cloth; leather slightly marked, with minor surface loss; marbled edges (the leading edge of one volume is unobtrusively ink-stained, with minimal bleeding into a few margins); an excellent set. 'Adelaide Educational Institution Prize' is stamped in gilt on the front covers; loosely inserted is an 1865 prize plate.

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        SHINTEI CHIKYUU BANKOKU HOOZU: NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

      Edo 1852, Toryoh. Stiff buff covers, symbol key, opens to large size 135 x 82.5 cm.,folds down to 17 x 27 cm.,contents very clean copy, covers/edges a bit rubbed 'toned,' printed on thick Washi paper, excellent color. FIRST EDITION *** *** A GRAND WORLD MAP WITH FOUR GLOBES/HEMESPHERES This grand wall map is beautifully illustrated in full color. Hand printed on thick Washi hand-made paper by woodblocks, large world map with inset of four color globes. Africa at the far left, the Americas to the right, Asia in the center area. Each country differently colored, profusion of place names in Kanji or Katakana. Equatorial line, with longitude and latitude, no Tropic of Cancer or Capricorn cited. The inset globes show the four hemispheres. This map was issued concurrent with the arrival of Commodore Perry, and reflected the world in Japanese at that time. A large color wall map, handsome and ready for framing and display. Japanese cartography lagged about a hundred years behind European cartographer's renditions of world maps. The Japanese learned Western cartographic knowledge via the Dutch who were restricted to live on Deshima Island in Nagasaki harbor. The Japanese world view was severely limited, their perspective was based on what the Dutch traders brought and shared with them in terms of atlases, globes and maps. This example is considered an "early world map" in Japanese terms. It was in Dutch interest to keep the Japanese aware of as little of the "modern & new worlds" as possible. Well executed, nicely drawn and colored. BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: p.40, 1852.2. T. Oda: THE WORLD IN JAPANESE MAPS UNTIL THE MID-19TH CENTURY, pp. 214-215, illustrates this exact map with a full page color example. .

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave... Antonio Vasselli in pegno di gratissimo cuore questa edizione consacra Giovanni Ricordi... Riduzione per Canto con accompagnamento di Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr: 40. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: I.R. Stabilimento Naz.e Privileg.o... Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 23071-23090], 1852. First Edition, later issue, without arrangements for piano solo and 4-hands mentioned on title. Hopkinson 53A(d). Chusid p. 141. Rigoletto was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 11, 1851. "The premiere, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto...) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Contemporary black calf-backed black textured paper boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt with titling and initials C.G. gilt. 1f. (recto title with vignette of a scene from the opera by Focosi lithographed by Corbetta in Milan, verso blank, 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso named cast list for the first performance), 5-231, [i] (blank) pp. Each number with its own price and secondary pagination. Various printed corner dates from 1852. Music engraved. Named cast includes Raffaele Mirate, Felice Varesi, Teresino Brambilla, Feliciano Ponz, Annetta Casaloni, Laura Saini, Paolo Damini, Francesco Kunerth, Angelo Zuliani, Andrea Bellini, Luigia Morselli, Antonio Rizzi, and Annetta Modes Lovati. Publisher's corner blindstamp to lower inner corner of initial leaves. Contemporary shelfmark ("48") to spine. Occasional performance markings in pencil and red crayon. Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly worn and foxed; first and last leaves creased; repairs to margins of title, final leaf, and upper portion of pp. 53-54 with no loss of music; split at inner margins of pp. 6-7.

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        A ride through the nubian desert

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. viii, 135, [1], 32pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece and a terminal publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to spine, joints, and edges, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplate of 'Mervyn Lloyd Peel' to FEP, lightly foxed. The first edition of the travelogue by naval officer Sir William Peel (1824-1858), third son of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), recounting his 1851 journey through the African interior. Having foreseen the opportunity afforded by a period on half pay, Peel entered into meticulous preparations for his expedition, including intense study of the Arabic language under the tutelage of Maronite Joseph Churi, with whom he would travel. The pair departed in August, tracing a path north up the Nile, crossing the desert of Khartoum into al-Ubayd. Their progress was fraught with peril and beset by severe fever. Safely returning to England in January 1852, Peel immediately set about composing this memoir. His distinguished career in the Royal Navy would see Peel serve during the Crimean War at Sevastopol and the battle of Inkerman, later participating in the military reaction to the Indian Mutiny. His bravery, being renowned in the services, would see him become one of the first recipients of the Victoria Cross. . First edition. 8vo.

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        Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields ... Second Edition, Revised.

      Richard Bentley, 1852. 8vo. 3 vols. Original blue ribbed cloth, spines ornamented and lettered in gilt, front covers with gilt-stamped globes and two people, all over ornamented in blind (see cover design of this catalogue); pp. xii, [17-] 410, [2], viii, [9-] 405; viii, [9-] 431; 15 tinted lithographic plates, all retaining tissue guards; very light rubbing, light toning to text, else a very attractive set. This is actually a re-issue of the first edition in the rarely seen publisher's cloth. Mundy spent five years in Sydney, using this as his base for 'rambles' to the interior of New South Wales, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Victoria, where he visited the newly-discovered gold field of the Bathurst District. The account of this residence is accompanied by fifteen well-executed lithographs, the first of which depicts a disturbing "Rencounter" between "Police and Blacks." Mundy's work was well-received and passed into four editions by 1859. Mundy arrived in Sydney on the Agincourt in June 1846 as deputy adjutant general of the military forces in Australia. Mundy 'accompanied his cousin Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy on several outback tours in New South Wales, and he visited Victoria, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Aristocratic by birth and conventional in temper, he showed in his books a discerning eye, a lively pen, a keen sense of humour and a marked streak of sturdy common sense. Our Antipodes still makes entertaining reading and is an invaluable source of information for the Australian social historian. To read the book is to like the author' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Ferguson 12957 .

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

      Goettingae typis expressit officina academica Dietrichiana (Guil. Fr. Kaestner), 1852, 4, (6), 74 pp., 3 zum teil Folio große gefaltete lith. Tafeln mit 84 Abb., im feinen Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. First announcement of Theodor's Ruete's ophthalmoscope and only depiction of his original Instrument first printed depiction of the fundus!ORDO MEDICORUM POSTULAVERAT: Exhibeatur cotnpleta, quantum fieri potest, eorum morborum in oculo obviorum enumeratio et pathogenesis, quorum sedein ac naturam leges catoptricae et dioptricae medicum perspicere docent addatur, si quid praeterea de iisdem morbis nosse medici practici interesse videatur. IUDICIUM GRATIOSI MEDICORUM ORDINIS HOC ERAT: Der Verfasser dieser Arbeit hat durch die grosse Ausdehnung, die er ihr gegeben, und durch die sorgfältige Benutzung der hierhergehörigen Literatur den lobenswerthesten Fleiss gezeigt und durch die Auflassung des Ganzen bewiesen, dass er die Ophthalmologie in ihren anatomischen, physiologischen und pathologischen Theilen gründlich kennt. Er theilt die Arbeit in 3 Hauptabschnitte, in den optischen, physiologischen und pathologischen. In dem optischen handelt er die zur Aufgabe gehörigen dioptrischen und katoptrischen Gesetze auf eine einfache, klare, dem Zwecke ganz entsprechende Weise ab, wobei man die Geschicklichkeit in der populären Darstellung dieser oft verwickelten Gesetze anerkennen muss. Im physiologischen Theile ist ebenfalls das auf eine elegante Weise aus der Anatomie und Physiologie zusammengestellt, was zur Lösung der Aufgabe gehört. Am Kürzesten ist verhältnissmässig der pathologische Theil ausgefallen dieser leidet an einzelnen Unvollständigkeiten. Namentlich wäre zu wünschen gewesen, dass der Verfasser noch etwas ausführlicher auf den Purkinje -Sansonschen Versuch, auf die Diagnose der Krankheiten der Linse, des Glaskörpers und der Netzhaut eingegangen wäre. Dieser Mangel, der auch vom Verfasser selbst gefühlt zu sein scheint, wird indessen dadurch entschuldigt, dass der Diagnose der gedachten Krankheiten eben in dieser Zeit durch Erfindung des Augenspiegels eine gänzliche Reform bevorsteht. Sehr dankenswerth sind endlich auch die vielen sauberen Abbildungen, die das Verständniss mancher Einzelheiten wesentlich erleichtern. Nach sorgfältiger Prüfung des Ganzen findet sich daher die medicinische Facultät gern bewogen, diese Arbeit des Preises für würdig zu erklären."Richard Ulrich gave in this to "Vior illustrissimo C.G. Theodoro Rute" dedicated price essay the first description of Ruete's ophthalmoscope already in June 1852, also before the publication of Ruete's book "Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte", actually he announces Ruete books with following words: "Plura eaque accuratiora hoc loco affere, supervacaneum est, quoniam Ruete ipse proximo tempore specula sui descritionem et usum libello pertractabit" (p.53) and request the use of the ophthalmoscope in the clinic " ., sed etiam ad morborum qurundam in fundo oculi obviorum sedem et naturam explorandam eorumgue diagnosin firmandam et adjuvandam, ."Also "R. Ulrich was one if the first to use Helmholtz's ophthalmoscope, but in this book he affirms that the instrument of Ruete is better. He illustrates the apparatus and also gives one of the earliest reproductions of the fundus." B.O.A. Lib. Cat. II, p.109"Ulrich (Augenspiegel p.24*) of Goettingen eliminated already in 1852 the corneal reflex his ophthalmoscope consisted of two prisms at right angles the lower one was for illumination i.e. for the incident rays the upper one of observation, i.e. for the exiting rays." Hirschberg/Blodi, 1025, 11/1a, p.111*)"Herr Professor Ulrich 1 kam zuerst auf den Gedanken, anstatt der planparallelen Gläser des Helmholtz'schen Augenspiegels und anstatt meines durchbohrten Hohlspiegels die totale Reflexion des Lichts in den rechtwinkligen Glasprismen zu benutzen. Um den Hintergrund des Auges zu beobachten, muß man zwei Prismen Fig.III a b d und a c d mit einander verbinden, deren Querschnitt ein rechtwinkliges, gleichschenkliges Dreieck darbietet und welche so mit ihren Grundflächen über einander gestellt sind, daß die eine Kathetenfläche des oberen Prismas mit einer Kathetenfläche des unteren zusammenfällt und die beiden Hypotenusenflächen einen rechten Winkel mit einander einschließen. Nach dem Gesetze der totalen Reflexion werden nun die Lichtstrahlen, welche von einer seitwärts angebrachten Lichtquelle A (Fig. III.) rechtwinklig gegen die Kathetenfläche B a des unteren Prismas abd eintreten, an der Hypotenusenfläche b d total reflectirt und treten rechtwinklig gegen die andere Kathenfläche a d aus dem Prisma wieder heraus auf die Retina RR? des zu beobachtenden Auges, wodurch dieses erleuchtet wird. Die von der Retina RR? zurückkehrenden und rechtwinklig auf die Kathetenfläche a d des oberen Prismas a c d einfallenden Lichtstrahlen werden nun nach demselben Gesetze an der Hypotenusenfläche a c total reflectirt und treten so rechtwinklig gegen die andere Kathetenfläche c d aus dem Prisma heraus in das beobachtende Auge B . Auf diese Weise also ist es möglich, die von der durch das untere Prisma erleuchteten Retina RR? zurückkehrenden Lichtstrahlen und damit auch der Objecte im Auge selbst wahrzunehmen. Um das Licht zu konzentriren und dadurch eine stärkere Beleuchtung des zu beobachtenden Auges und zugleich deutlichere Bilder hervorzurufen, kann man die Kathetenflächen b a, a d und d c convex schleifen lassen. Die Prismen erhalten dadurch die Eigenschaft einer gewöhnlichen Linse. Außerdem kann man noch durch ein Ocular xy das zur Seite des Prisma's acd entstehende Bild der Objecte der Retina genauer betrachten. - Bisher fanden uns die nöthigen Prismen mit convexen Katheten nicht zur Gebote. Die versuche aber, welche wir mit 2 Prismen, mit planen Katheten und mit hinzugefügten Loupen machten, beweisen uns hinreichend, daß auf diese Weise, ein Augenspiegel von besonders guter Wirkung construiert werden könne." Theodor Ruete, Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte, 1852, pp.24-25, Fig. III1)Alfred Schett reports - "Georg Carl Justus Ulrich (1798-1879) studied physics, mathematics and architecture from 1814 to 1817. He was named full professor of the philosophic faculty in 1831 and was chosen a regular member of royal society on the suggestion of Karl Friedrich Gauss. Up to his dead he was in charge of the collection of mathematical instruments. Ruete in his monograph of 1852 mentioned professor Ulrich. . Further investigations at the institute for the History of Medicine of Georg-August-University has yielded up only the fact that Professor Ulrich had lived in Göttingen at that time. He may viewed as the discoverer who first used the reflecting glass prism." A. Schett, The Ophthalmoscope, pp.30-31R. Ulrich (praktischer Arzt in Göttingen): Beschreibung eines neuen Augenspiegels, in: Zeitschrift für Rationelle Medicin, Heidelberg, 4.Bd., S.175-181 (Abb. Taf. I, Fig.1-3). "The tubes are joined at an approximately 40 angle in Ulrich's ophthalmoscope. The one for observations is about 5 inches long with a diameter of c. 1 inch. The tube for the illumination is about 2 inches long outside and has a smaller diameter. The light source can be separately arranged or fixed to the observer tube." Alfred Schett "The Ophthalmoscope I, p.41: "Nothing is handed down to us in the literature about this physician. He is not in Hirschberg's list of name (. Nor is he in the card index of people (Personenkartei) of Institute for the History of Medicine of Georg-August Universität in Göttingen." A. Schett, The Ophthalmoscope, pp.40-11So "Professor Ulrich", was not "Georg Carl Justus Ulrich (1798-1879)", as Alfred Schett reported in 1996 in his excellent history of the ophthalmoscope, because of the information given by the Institute of History of Medicine of Göttingen, indeed, as we can see through the comparison of Ruetes description of "Professor Ulrich" prismatic ophthalmoscope with Ricardus Ulrich's description in his price essay "De catoptrices et dioptrices in oculorum morbis cognoscendis usu atque utilitate" pp.52-53, fig. 83 , we learn that it was the same "R(ichard) Ulrich" who devised already in 1854 the first model with a tube.The only medical Doctor "Richardus (Richard) Ulrich" which I can trace through the World Catalogues is (Adolph) Theodor Richard Ulrich (born 1823- ) who received his medical degree in Berlin in 1846 for his thesis "De medicamentorum et organismi facultate mutua : dissertatio inauguralis medica / publice defendet auctor Theodor" .The likelihood is originally caused by the rarity of the price essay of Richard Ulrich, so it was missing in most of the big collections of the historian of ophthalmology, like Hirschberg, Münchow, Essner, and Jager.Other references to Ulrich:"Richardus Ulrich improved on Helmholtz's design in 1854 by attaching the candle holder to the observation tube, allowing the source of light to more exactly follow movements of the ophthalmoscope." Dmitri Nepogodiev, Lawson Tait Essay competition 2008, Technology and Medicine: the Ophthalmoscope"Ulrich, from Germany, in 1853 was the first to use tubes in the ophthalmoscope. One tube consisted of mirrors and lenses for the observer, and the other tube was used to transmit light. The tubes were united at 40 and the method of ophthalmoscopy was that of indirect ophthalmoscopy." Spencer, E. Sherman, The History of the ophthalmoscope, Documenta Ophthalmologica 71 (1989): pp.221-228.To John H. Sutcliffe remains the merit of the first appropriated valuation of Richardus Ulrich's contributions in British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue, Vol. II (1935), p.109,General Surgeon Index Cat. 1.ser, vol.14, p.946 Göttingen (HG-FB 4 MED PRACT 2100/19 4 HLP IV, 26/5:1851/1852 (Sammelband: Academica Gottingensia A.1851/1852)Extreme Rare - Not in: Becker's Collection Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology W.Jaeger, Die Erfindung der Ophthalmoskopie Alfred Schett, The Ophthalmoscope Wellcome Libr.

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        Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen. 1.Bd.: Physiologie der Atome, der Aggregatzustände, der Nerven und Muskeln 2.Bd.: Aufbau und Verfall der Säfte und Gewebe. Thierische Wärme.

      Heidelberg, Leipzig 1852/56. Kl.8, (4), 458, (2), X, 501 pp., 208 Holzschn., Tab., 2 feine Halbleinenbände mit ExLibris von 'Josef Kapfhammer' (1888-1968). Erste Ausgabe! "Das zweibändige Lehrbuch der Physiologie, welches 1852 und 1856 von Carl Ludwig (1816-1895) veröffentlicht wurde, markiert den Einschnitt, der die vorhergehende Epoche der Physiologie von der jetzt beginnenden physikalisch - chemischen Richtung der Physiologie in der zweiten Jahrhunderthälfte trennt.. 'Die wissenschaftliche Physiologie hat die Aufgabe, die Leistungen des Tierleibes festzustellen und sie aus den elementaren Bedingungen desselben mit Notwendigkeit herzuleiten', so lautet der erste Satz der Einleitung in diesem Buche. Die Physiologie soll eine auf den lebenden Organismus angewandte Physik und Chemie sein. 'Die vorliegende Auffassung ist, wie allbekannt nicht die hergebrachte, sie ist diejenige unter den neueren, welche man als eine besondere gegenüber der vitalen mit dem Namen der physikalischen bezeichnet'. (...)Müller war für die experimentelle Physiologie ein überragender Vorläufer und Wegbereiter, aber nicht der große Inaugurator und Entdecker wie C. Ludwig, dem eine Unzahl völlig neuer Erkenntnisse zu verdanken sind. (...) Müllers Haltung dem Organismus gegenüber war ehrfurchtsvoller, sein Forschen mehr beobachtend als eingreifend, mehr passiv als aggressiv, sein Denken war also biologischer. Ihm war der Gesamtzusammenhang der Erscheinungen wichtiger als der Mechanismus eines Teilvorganges. So ist er der überragende Vertreter einer mehr biologischen Richtung der Physiologie.(...) Demgegenüber hat C. Ludwig mit progammatischer Einseitigkeit der rein physikalisch-chemischen Richtung der Physiologie den Weg gewiesen, welche den Stil der Physiologie in den letzten hundert Jahren bestimmt hat." K. Rothschuh pp.117-123.

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        Lectures on the Results of the Great Exhibition of 1851. London.

      David Bogue 1852 - First Edition. 8vo, viii, 634pp, original brown cloth, blocked in blind [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dodd's Curiosities of Industry.

      1852 - First collected edition. 8vo ( 15 x 23 cm),pp. [4], 24,24.24,24,24,24,24,24,24, 24,24,24, advertisement at end, later ink and pencil notes to preliminary pages, publisher's brown cloth, some fading and marking, extremities rubbed, overall a very good copy. "George Dodd (1808- 1881) was a journeyman author employed in supplying Victorian publications with the type of factual article for which there was a vast demand. During nearly half a century he was known as an industrious and painstaking writer. An aptitude for presenting statistics in an attractive form made him a useful assistant to the publisher Charles Knight. He wrote numerous articles on industrial art in the Penny Cyclopaedia, the English Cyclopaedia, and supplements. He edited and wrote much of the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations (1851). He contributed to the Penny Magazine, to London, to The Land we Live in, and to several other of Knight's serial publications". (ODNB) This work is the first ediion which contains twelve articles on various industries. The article on "Calculating and registering machines" contains an account of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1 and a brief notice of the Analytical Engine. Other papers describe the manufacture and/or industrial uses of glass, wood, iron, electricity, paper, gold, textiles, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Küstenlandschaft mit Fischernetzen und Reusenkörben vor einem Leuchtfeuer. ( Aquarell und Gouache )

      - Schönes Aquarell ( Gouache ) über Bleistift des bekannten Künstlers (* 1852 - 1913 ), rechts unten mit " F.Schwinge, 89 " signiert. In schönem Rahmen unter Glas alt gerahmt. Bildmaße 25 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaße 36 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 420 ). Der Rahmen etwas berieben, gering beschädigt, ansonsten wohlerhalten. ( Gewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Lagerort Richey--1.OG ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Life and Services of Gen Pierce, Respectfully Dedicated to Gen'l Lewis Cass

      Concord, [New Hampshire]: Gazette Press, 1852. Near Fine. Miniature pamphlet; approximately 1 1/8" x 1 5/8". 14pp. Slightly irregularly cut unprinted pale pink wrappers. Very near fine. An anti-Pierce campaign biography, probably published by the Whig Party,and presumably distributed on Election Day. The final leaf notes that the pamphlet was finished on November 2nd, 1852, that is, on Election Day, the day that Pierce defeated Scott. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Life and Services of Gen. Pierce, Respectfully Dedicated to Gen'l Lewis Cass

      Concord, [New Hampshire]: Gazette Press, 1852. Near Fine. Miniature pamphlet; approximately 1 1/8" x 1 5/8". 14pp. Slightly irregularly cut unprinted pale pink wrappers. Very near fine. An anti-Pierce campaign biography, probably published by the Whig Party,and presumably distributed on Election Day. The final leaf notes that the pamphlet was finished on November 2nd, 1852, that is, on Election Day, the day that Pierce defeated Scott. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Officier du Regiment du Caucase des Cosaques en petite tenue.

      Mailand Milan am 8. Juli 1852 - Drawing in pencil, manuscript caption in Russian and French at the bottom; some foxing. Sheet dimensions: 15.6 x 16 cm. In contemporary mount. Fine, detailed pencil drawing of a Cossack officer from the Caucasus Linear Army on horseback. Drawn in Milan, it reminds the military plates published in Vienna by Trentsenskiy. Caucasus Linear Cossack Army was established in 1832 in the Northern Caucasus. Along with the Black Sea Cossack army it defended the Caucasus fortified line from the mouth of the Terek River to the mouth of the Kuban. ? 1860 it divided into the Kuban and Terek troops.

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        Grundsätze der politischen Oekonomie, nebst einigen Anwendungen auf die Gesellschaftswissenschaft, 2. Band (von 2), aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Zusätzen versehen von Adolph Soetbeer,

      Hamburg, Perthes-Besser und Mauke, 1852,. deutsche Erstausgabe, 8°, 737 S., schöne Musterpapiervorsätze, schlichter braunroter Leineneinband des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vorsätze marmoriert und ebenfalls aus späterer Zeit, Einband hier und da gering berieben und beschabt, wenige Seiten mit Stockfleckchen, Papier ein wenig nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar (prez)

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        The Blithedale Romance

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston 1852 - First American edition, first printing. First binding with "CO" on spine and copyright information on title page verso set between lines four and six of the preface. Contains advertisements dated July 1852 in the preliminaries. Preface dated May 1852. Brown cloth cover blind stamped on boards, gilt lettering on spine. Owner's name on front pastedown, cover edges are severely worn, joints cracked, loss to the spine ends, thus good only. Fiction; yet, based on memories Hawthorne had of Brook Farm while staying there in the year of 1841. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1852 Charles Wilkes Narrative US Expedition Illustrated Oceania Pacific Hawaii

      [London] : Ingram Cooke, 1852. - 1852 Charles Wilkes Narrative US Expedition Illustrated Oceania Pacific Hawaii The ‘Wilkes Expedition’ was one of the most important exploration voyages ever taken on by the United States. It helped stimulate scientific growth, particularly oceanography. The United States Exploring Expedition, or ‘U.S. Ex. Ex’ for short, was a surveying voyage of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands. According to Howes, “The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points. The official edition of the ‘Narrative’ was followed, by volumes giving scientific data.” This 1852 edition, the last edition mentioned in Howes, includes 14 full-page engravings and numerous in-text illustrations. Illustrations include depictions of native men and women, Queen of Rewa, and a portrait of Charles Wilkes. Item number: #986 Price: $550 WILKES, Charles Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 [London] : Ingram Cooke, 1852. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [x], 318; o Illustrated with 46 engravings o 14 of which are full page • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • References: Howes W 414; Sabin 103994; • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 986 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate the Report of Lieutenant Colonel Graham on the Subject of the Boundary Line Between the United States and Mexico with Boundary Between the United States and Mexico

      2 volumes. The Boundary Line Between the United States and Mexico by Graham. [1]+[2]-250 pages with 2 folding lithographed maps [1] Mexican Boundary B. Extract from the Treaty Map of Disturnell of 1847; [2] Mexican Boundary. Sketch A. Referred to in Colonel Graham's Report folding lithographed chart [1] Barometric Profile of the Route from San Antonio. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in half leather over marbled boards with gil lettering to spine. Boundary Between the United States and Mexico Double-page title-sheet and 26 double-page lithographed maps and profiles. Elephant folio (29" x 21 1/2") bound in thre quarter leather over marbled boards. (Basic Texas Books 57n. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 298, 413 & 414. Graff 1609. Howes G296. Martin & Martin 40) First editions.The history of the Mexican Boundary Survey was, perhaps more than any other episode in the American West, colored by ineptitude, personal animosity, ambition, and political interference. It was to have a significant effect on the final shape of the region. In addition to reporting his troubles with John R. Bartlett, Graham included information and reports on southern New Mexico.The map entitled Mexican Boundary B delineates the boundary difference that would result from the two different interpretations of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo vis-à-vis the Disturnell map. The first interpretation was based on strict reference to the lines of longitude and latitude on the map; the second, on actual reference to the landmarks of El Paso and the Rio Grande. The Disturnell map had placed El Paso too far north and west of its actual position. Graham's maps show that the two interpretations would result in a difference of 5,950 square miles to U.S. territory in an area strategic to mining and railroads.Boundary Between the United States and Mexico There are two index maps, and 19 detail maps; these latter are on a scale of 1/60,000, or about one mile per inch. There five profile sheets of the boundary. Each of the maps is signed in facsimile by the engineers conducting the survey, three Mexican and three American. Maps A & B A and B [the Index maps] show the prominent peaks, roads and springs in the vicinity of the boundary line whose positions and heights were determined by the U.S. Section of the Commission. The railroads, roads and trails and the location of settlements, rivers, &c., at a distance from the boundary were compiled from County maps, General Land Office maps, U.S. Engineer maps, &c. Pacific Coast Line and San Diego Bay from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey charts. Coast of Lower California and Gulf of California from U.S. Hydrographic Office charts. By the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 between the United States and Spain, the boundary line established between the two countries followed the course of the Red River westward to the 100th degree of west longitude, and crossing the Red River, ran due north to the Arkansas River; all "as laid down in Melish's map of the United States", although on Melish's map of the United States the 100th meridian was erroneously shown as crossing the Red River more than one hundred miles east of this strip, and east of the fork in the River. The same line was established by the treaty of 1828 between the United States and the United Mexican States, and confirmed by the Convention of 1838 between the United States and the Republic of Texas. It became part of the boundary between the State of Texas and the adjacent territory of the United States on the admission of Texas into the Union in 1845. In 1850, however, by a legislative compact between the United States and the State of Texas, it was agreed that the northern boundary line of Texas should run west with the parallel of 36 degrees 30 minutes from its intersection with the 100th meridian. In 1859 the eastern boundary of the panhandle of Texas which runs along the 100th meridian was surveyed and marked, under the direction of the Indian Office, by A. H. Jones and H. M. C. Brown. In 1860 Clark surveyed the northwest boundary of Texas, under the auspices of the United States and Texas Boundary Commission. For various reasons, not least the advent of the Civil War in 1861, Clark's survey was not presented until the 47th Congress, and only published in 1882 as Senate Executive Document No. 70, accompanied by a series of detailed maps. However the boundary was not officially agreed upon until March of 1891. Between that date and 1912, when New Mexico became an official state and Clark's survey was once again officially recognized, the exact location of the boundary as it runs along the 103rd meridian was in dispute, partly as a result of Melish's original error. Cataloged by Kate HunterCondition:Both titles rebound. Atlas volume provenance of Cornell Library with their stamp to title else a very good set.

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        JOURNALS OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN SOUTHERN CALABRIA, &c.

      London, Bentley, 1852. In-8 (mm. 237x147), mz. pelle coeva con ang., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XX,(4),284,(4), illustrato da 20 bellissime tavole di vedute, disegnate e litografate in tinta dall'Autore, e con 2 carte geografiche della Calabria e della Basilicata, f.t. Questi diari furono scritti durante i viaggi compiuti nel 1847 nel Regno di Napoli, percorrendo le provincie di Reggio, Avellino, Potenza, Bari, etc. Affascinante guida descrittiva e illustrativa di itinerari poco frequentati dai viaggiatori stranieri dell'epoca. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Pine-Coffin,847(3) - Fera / Morlicchio “Bibl. Regno di Napoli e Due Sicilie”,I,2013: “illustrato da magnifiche tavole“ - Graesse,IV,131 - Brunet,III,897. <br> Con qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare e tavole ben conservate.

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        Source of the Voltorno and Rocchetta June 12th 1852

      ? 1852 - Veduta della città finemente realizzata a disegno a matita con rialzi di biacca, su carta. L'opera fa parte di un taccuino di viaggio, relativo al periodo del Grand Tour. Ottima qualità. Fine view of the city, pencil drawing with white lead on paper. The work is part of a travel book, realized during a Grand Tour. Excellent example. Dimensioni 250 180mm

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        Oeuvres complètes. Tome XI. Oeuvres diverses.

      Paris, s.d., (1839-1852), - 19 pièces en un volume in-8, pagination multiple, chagrin bouteille, dos à nerfs orné de pointillés et de doubles caissons dorés avec fleurons d'angle, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats avec larges fleurons d'angle, armes au centre, double filet doré sur les coupes, tête dorée, dentelle intérieure (rel. de la fin du XIXe). Très intéressant recueil de composition privée, censé compléter les Oeuvres complètes de Tocqueville. En effet, la première collective de Tocqueville parut de 1859 à 1866 et ne comprend que neuf volumes ; traditionnellement, le volume de Souvenirs paru en 1893 complète cet ensemble pour former comme un dixième volume. C'est donc après cette date que fut préparé ce recueil contenant des textes et des pièces non retenus par Gustave de Beaumont et Marie Mottley pour composer leur édition. Tomé "onzième volume", il a été réuni par un des petits-neveux de Tocqueville (cf. infra) et comprend essentiellement des interventions de l'auteur à la Chambre des Députés pendant la Monarchie de Juillet (il représentait la Manche). On a donc ici : I. Chambre des députés. Session de 1839. Discours dans la discussion du crédit de 10 millions demandé pour les affaires d'Orient (séance du 2 juillet 1839). [Paris], Imprimerie de Mme Vve Agasse, s.d. [1839], 12 pp. II. Chambre des députés. Rapport fait au nom de la commission chargée d'examiner la proposition de M. de Tracy, relative aux esclaves des colonies. Séance du 23 juillet 1839. [Paris], A. Henry, janvier 1840, 102 pp. Seconde édition (la première est de juillet 1839). Sabin 96071. Très important rapport pris dans le contexte des répercussions pour les colonies françaises de l'émancipation des Noirs décrétée pour les colonies anglaises au 1er janvier 1838. Tocqueville était un abolitionniste convaincu, au moins depuis son voyage des Etats-Unis. Aussi lorsqu'il fut nommé en 1839 rapporteur de la Commission chargée d'examiner la question de l'abolition de l'esclavage, son opinion était-elle déjà fermement forgée. Le rapport qu'il déposa le 23 juillet 1839 défend de façon univoque et originale le principe d'une émancipation simultanée et immédiate des noirs et prévoit que l'État devra régler durant une courte période transitoire les différends entre les anciens maîtres et les nouveaux affranchis. III. Chambre des députés, session de 1840. Discours dans la discussion sur la proposition de M. Gauguier, relative aux députés fonctionnaires publics salariés (séance du 7 février 1840). [Paris], Imprimerie de Mme Vve Agasse, s.d. [1840], 11 pp. IV. Chambre des députés. Session de 1841. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet d'adresse. Séance du 30 novembre 1840. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1840], 19 pp. V. Chambre des députés. Session de 1841-1842. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet d'adresse. Séance du 18 janvier 1842. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1842], 16 pp. VI. Institut royal de France. Académie française. Discours prononcé dans la séance publique du 21 avril 1842, en venant prendre séance à la place de M. le comte de Cessac. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1842, 23 pp. L'usage de l'Académie voulant que le nouvel élu fasse l'éloge de son prédécesseur est parfois d'une insigne cruauté : le prédécesseur de Tocqueville au fauteuil 18, le comte Lacuée de Cessac, n'avait rien écrit et ne brillait pour le reste d'aucune manière ; mais comme il était le type même du focntionnaire impérial docile, Tocqueville en profita pour instruire le procès du régime napoléonien, ce qui lui valut une réponse aigre-douce de Mathieu Molé. - VII. Chambre des députés. Session de 1843. Discours dans la discussion du projet d'adresse au Roi. Séance du 28 janvier 1843. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1843], 19 pp. VIII. Chambre des députés. Session de 1842-1843. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet de loi sur la régence. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1843], 8 pp. IX. Chambre des députés. Session de 1843. Discours dans la discussion gé [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia della Sacra Scrittura...

      presso l'editore Pietro Manna, 1852. Sette volumi di cui: quattro di testo di cm. 26,5 x 20, con quattro frontespizi figurati e oltre 2.000 pagine complessive + tre di tavole di cm. 21 x 27 con complessive 300 tavole incise in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura uniforme in mezza pelle verde con titoli e fregi in oro. Solo un forellino di tarlo a poche carte di un volume di tavole, peraltro esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. Edizione originale. Alcune bibliografie citano due carte geografiche, non presenti nel nostro esemplare.

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        Facsimile Of The Illustrated Arctic News, Published On Board H.M.S. Resolute Capt'n Horatio T. Austin. C.B. In Search Of The Expedition Under Sir John Franklin; Dedicated By Special Permission The Lords Commissioners Of The Admiralty, By Their Lordships Very Obedient Servants, Lieut: Sherard Osborne, & Mr. Geo: F. McDougall

      London: Ackermann & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Orig. blind blocked blue imitation morocco cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. Very good. 57 pages. Folio, 48 x 30 cm. Fifty seven lithographed pages with lithographed text in two columns, "With on full page chromolithograph `Grand Bal Masque'/H.M.S./Resolute/ Dec. 5,1850. Extra red applied by hand." [ABBEY TRAVEL 639]. There are one or more vignettes on every page, seven are hand colored. The first published edition of a manuscript newspaper issued on board a Franklin search vessel which found evidence of the expedition at a winter camp and graves on Beechy's Island. The 'newspaper' was produced (in acknowledged imitation of the Illustrated London News) by Osborn and McDougal with contributions from various other generally pseudonymous sources. The text gives a first hand insight into the life of the expedition: the daily routine, eye-witness accounts of the finding of the first evidence of Franklin's Erebus and Terror expedition, the various theatrical entertainments devised to ward off the tedium of the Arctic winter. SABIN 23609. "A curious and amusing production, lithographed with plates." Contents clean and fresh, chipping to text fore-edges.

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        Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte.

      Göttingen, Verlag der Dieterischen Bhdlg., 1852, 2 Bl., 32 pp., 1 gefalt. Taf. mit 5 Abb., feiner Halbleinenband der Zeit. The First Practical Ophthalmoscope - Rare First Edition of the second book on the ophthalmoscope, invented by Helmholtz in 1851. By means of several improvements Christian Georg Theodor Ruete (1810-1867) was the first to produce a practical ophthalmoscope. He introduced a lens system for examining the inverted image, and improved the illumination. He was the first to use a concave mirror to increase the amount of light entering the pupil. Wheras Helmholtz, in his calculations had interposed a convex lens between the mirror and the eye of the examiner, Ruete interposed one ot wo such lenses between the mirror and the patient, separating the examiner from the patient by about eighteen inches. This gave the examiner a small inverted picture of the background of the eye." Rucker, A history of the ophthalmoscope, pp.55-58 see - Albert, Norton & Hurtes 1979 Gorin, History of opthalmology, 1978 Hirsch V, p.116 Hirschberg XI, 1a, pp.136-137 Garrison & Morton No.5866.1

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        Poems and Songs with Letter on Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions

      Eighth edition. 8vo. Original green blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, corners bumped, extremities slightly rubbed. viii, 125, [1]pp. Dundee, Published for William Livingston, and Printed by John Durham,

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        Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. No. 1, March, 1852 - nos 19 & 20, September, 1853

      Lacks part no. 18

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria, &c.

      Richard Bentley London 1852 - First edition. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.4 cm). LEAR'S OWN COPY, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY, xx, [iv], 284pp., 2 lithographed maps,20 tinted lithographed plates drawn on stone by Lear from his own drawings, printed by Hullmandel & Walton, contemporary light brown polished calf, covers with double-fillet border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, green morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, repeat elaborate overall decoration in gilt in the others, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, small repaired tear to the lower blank margin of the plate facing p6; occasional light surface damage to the leather, an excellent copy. The author's own copy of the first edition. After spending 12 years in the author's library, this book was given by him to Sir Julian Goldsmid and inscribed: "Julian Goldsmid / with the Author's kind regards / & thanks / Edward Lear / 15 Stratford Place. Oxford St / Jany 1. 1864". Goldsmid would have been a influential friend to Lear: a prominent member of a the family of Anglo-Jewish bankers of the same name, he "was for many years in Parliament, and his wealth, ability and influence made him a personage of considerable importance. He was eventually made a privy councillor." (Wikipedia). Abbey Travel I, 175. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramic View of San Francisco (1852)

      New York: History of the World 1852 - Sheet Dimension: 19.5 x 12.5 in. Hand-colored engraving. This lovely Panoramic View of San Francisco looks out from the West towards Yerba Buena Island. San Francisco is seen from Nob Hill and looks down at California street, with Telegraph Hill to the left. A legend is featured which marks out the North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, Ricon Point, Market Street Pier, and the Central Warf, among other sites. The view was entered according to the Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852, which is noted in the lower margins. Printed in several editions by Henry Bill for inclusion the publication the History of the World. However this particular view printed in 1852 is quite special since it was printed just a few years after the height of the California gold rush and just two years after California became an official state. Henry Bill (fl . c. 1850- c. 1857) was a Connecticut based publisher and historian active in the middle part of the 19th century. He published a number of histories including Samuel Maunder&#146;s well-regarded two volume History of the World.

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        Erklärende Notizen zu einer Reihenfolge bildlicher Darstellungen der Villa Mylius zu Loveno am Comer See und der benachbarten Gegend. Von einem vieljährigen Freunde der Familie Mylius entworfen.

      Joseph Bernardoni Milan 1852 - Two volumes, atlas folio (48 x 34,5 cm) and text 4to (29 x 20 cm). Atlas: lithographed title, 16 plates, including one folding; text 13, 5 pp.; light occasional spotting to plates. Original cloth and wrappers, upper wrapper watermarked "Fco VeSe" and double headed eagle coat of arms, lower wrapper watermarked with crescent moon; a bit faded, light spotting, very small worming to spine. Extremely rare publication on one of the most important centres of German-Italian cultural exchange in the 19th Century. This set of views shows the magnificent country estate of the Mylius family near the village Loveno on Lake Como, which was bought by banker and art patron Heinrich Mylius (1769-1854) as a gift for his son Julius in 1829. The following year Julius died at the age of 30, shortly after his marriage with the Milanese aristocrat's daughter Luigia Vitali, and the estate was converted into a memorial. It is now open to the public as the museum Villa Vigoni. Born in Frankfurt, Heinrich Mylius is remembered in Germany and Northern Italy as one of Milan's most prominent industrialists in the nineteenth century as well as a great promoter of cultural exchange between Germany and Italy at the time. Mylius developed strong ties with important European literary and artistic figures of his time. He was a close friend of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the artist Bertel Thorvaldsen, the writer Alessandro Manzoni and the philosopher Carlo Cattaneo to mention just a few. After his son's death, Villa Mylius (later Vigoni) became the centre of the family's philanthropic activities and the fulcre of cultural exchanges between Italy and the Mitteleuropean region. Testament to this notion of cultural dialogue between northern and southern Europe, many of the works in the Villa, that are reproduced in the plates of this volume, were commissioned from artists who were either friends or acquaintances of the family. Notably, the bas-reliefs from the funerary chapel of Julius Mylius appear in the first five plates. In plates 1,3 and 5, we see engraved reproductions of works by the Italian sculptor Pompeo Marchesi "La morte di Giulio Mylius" and Thorvaldsen's "Nemesis" in plates 2 and 4. Other engravings in the volume pay homage not only to the landscape of the Villa, but also to the art exhibited within it. Mylius emerges as an attentive patron of Italian art from the Risorgimento masters, and in particular the celebrated Francesco Hayez, whose masterpiece "Luigia Vitali vedova Mylius" still hangs in Villa Vigoni and whose portraits of Julius Mylius and his mother, Friederike Schnauss, are here reproduced in plates 11 and 12. The other sculptural groups illustrated in this work, all following a Biblical theme, also come from German and Italian ateliers. Mylius, so attentive to new trends in the arts, promoted the synthesis between traditional skills and innovation in his business enterprises as well. The family owned several silk manufactories in northern Italy where he introduced innovative methods of production, such as spinning cocoons in the cold, a new technique which allowed workers to save time and consume less energy. His interest in craft and labour was not merely an entrepreneurial endeavour but also an intellectual and philanthropic pursuit. In this spirit, he founded the "Society for the encouragement of arts and crafts" (Societa' per l'incoraggiamento delle arti e mestieri), at the time a philanthropic organisation and a vocational school, now remembered as the first stage in the formation of the "Politecnico di Milano", one of the best schools architecture and engineering in the world. The text accompanying the plates was compiled by the illustrious naturalist, explorer, numismatist and close friend of the Mylius family Eduard Rüppell (1794-1884), known in particular for his travels around Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia. Today the work offers an insight not only into the world of the Mylius family, but also into the feverish intellectual and artistic [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Recent Operations of the British Forces at Rangoon and Martaban.

      London, Hatchard, 1852. 8vo. Original patterned cloth, spine lettered vertically in gilt; pp. vii, 78, tinted lithographic frontispiece, lithographic plate of a ship and folding lithographic panorama of Rangoon; front hinge repaired, light wear to extremities; internally, apart from a little offsetting from frontispiece, very good; provenance: bookplate of Steel Brothers & Company Limited, major investors in Burma, inside front cover. First edition of an eye-witness account of the first three months of the second Anglo-Burmese War by the late naval instructor of the H.M.S. Fox who died of cholera, before his book came out. In 1852, Lord Dalhousie sent Commodore George Lambert to Burma to settle some disputed points of the Treaty of Yandabo between the countries. The Burmese immediately made concessions, however Lambert provoked a naval confrontation by blockading the port of Rangoon and seizing the King Pagan's royal ship (illustrated here) and thereby started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which resulted in the East India Company annexing large parts of hitherto unoccupied Burma. Provenance: 'In 1870 William Strang Steel launched W. Strang Steel and Company in Burma and the company's first rice mill was established in 1871. A London office - Steel Brothers and Company - was opened in partnership with James Alison Steel in 1873. In 1890 the assets of both companies were transferred to the newly incorporated Steel Brothers and Company Limited. The company was involved in the milling and shipping of rice; teak and hard wood extraction; oil; cotton; and cement' (London Metropolitan Archives, online). Abbey, Travel 407; Cordier 455.

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        Mappemonde.

      1852 - Paris: Auguste Loguerot, 1852. Coloured. 530 x 705mm. A decorative double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by astrological diagrams and illustrations of globes and armillary spheres.

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        Die Tapferkeit des Genies". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit Namenszug ("M. M. von Weber").

      O. O. u. D. - 2 SS. auf Faltbogen. Folio. Beginn des Manuskripts zu Webers Erzählung "Die Tapferkeit des Genies" über den Eisenbahnpionier George Stephenson: "Mit Recht messen die Engländer nur demjenigen die vollen Ehren eines Erfinders zu, der einen fruchtbringenden Gedanken nicht allein empfing, sondern ihn auch verkörperte, nutzbar in das Leben führte. Mehr aber als Erfinder, zum Schöpfer einer neuen Kulturepoche wird der, aus dessen Hirn und Hand eine große Erfindung vollendet, als brauchbares Werkzeug der Civilisation hervorging [.]". - Der wenige Monate nach der Uraufführung des "Freischütz" geborene (und nach dem Titelhelden benannte) Sohn des Komponisten Carl Maria von Weber wirkte während seines Studiums als Konstrukteur in der Borsig'schen Lokomotivfabrik, wurde später Lokomotivführer und übernahm anschließend die Leitung verschiedener Eisenbahngesellschaften. 1852 trat er in den Sächsischen Staatsdienst ein, 1870-78 war er als Hofrat in Wien tätig, bevor er ins preußische Handelsministerium berufen wurde. Seine im technischen Milieu angesiedelten Novellen waren beim zeitgenössischen Publikum auch wegen seines gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Engagements sehr beliebt. - Auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        Der Twingherren-Streit, 1470. Der bernischen Jugend gewidmet auf den Neujahrstag 1839. - Angebunden: Neujahrs-Blatt, der bernischen Jugend gewidmet für die Jahre 1840, 1843, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852.

      Bern: Huber 1839-1852. - 9 Hefte in 1 Band gebunden. Gr.-8°. 213 S., 9 Kupfertafeln. Halbleinen (Beschriftungsschildchen auf Rücken, im Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, Textseiten teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Kupfertafeln vermehrt stockfleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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