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        Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland in 1846 and 1847

      Hodges and Smith, 1852, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. hardback, blind stamped blue cloth lettered gilt to a faded spine, discolouration of endpapers, evidence of a meeting-house label having been appended to front free endpaper, presentation page from the Committee gifting the book to the Middlesborough-on-Tees Meeting. Upper hinge cracked at page 1 but general a very good copy with a clean and unmarked text, xxiii + 478 [ii] pp. Scarce, Book

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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        Ueber die Theorie der zusammengesetzten Farben (pp.461-482).

      - Arch. Anat. Phys., 1852. - Hrsg. v. J.Müller. - Berlin, Verlag von Veit et Comp., 1852, 8°, V, 120, 569 pp., 16 lith. Tafeln, orig.Interimsbroschur. Erstdruck! Begründung der noch heute fundamental geltenden Helmholtzschen Farbtheorie, die durch die Untersuchungen der Farbblindheit bestätigt wurde. Helmholtz's theory of colour vision. Herman von Helmholtz (1821-1894) modified fifthy years later Young's theory of color vision, stating that it depends on the set of retinal fibres corresponding to red, green, and violet. Bacon, Young, Hering, Goethe, and Rayleigh wrote on color vision. "Finally these ideas converged in the great mind of Helmholtz, who analyzed and synthesized them into modern view of the nineteenth century" Arrington See Chance, 124 ff.; Arrington, 76; Schmidt, Med. Discover, 104-105; Kelly, 190; Major II, 902-806; Hirschberg 1021; Koenigsberger, H.v. Helmholtz (N.Y.), pp.93-4 Garrison & Morton No.1508; Rothschuh No. 1285 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.. 200 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Publisher's purple cloth (BAL binding B), gilt vignette on upper cover, smooth spine with gilt titling. With title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates, as called for. Bookseller's ticket of Brooks, Salem, on front pastedowns; front flyleaf of volume I with pencil signature of Geo. B. Goodwin, and that of volume II with signature of Mrs. Nancy Goodwin. BAL 19343; PMM 332. Spines uniformly sunned, corners bumped and with cloth worn through in places, two tiny snags at spine ends, but the bindings completely tight and square, and the gilt vignettes on the covers still bright. One opening with light brown smears touching but not obscuring text, occasional small inoffensive spots or stains internally, but all of the defects entirely minor, and THE SET IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, much more attractive than the usual copies in original cloth, almost always found cocked, with cracked joints, and/or significant foxing.Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.

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        Reflexiones sobre la naturaleza (originalmente escritas en alemán). Tomo IV. Aumentadas y metodizadas por M. Luis Cousin Despréaux; y anotadas y puestas a la altura actual de las ciencias naturales por el D. D. Tomás Cuchí. Comprende los meses de Julio y

      - Barcelona, Librería Religiosa, Imprenta de D. Pablo Riera, 1852.Características: Pasta dura en plena piel de la época. En muy buen estado. Tiene un sello en morado de la propietaria original. Cantos y guardas muy limpios. Con adornos y letras dorados en el lomo. Es el tomo XL de la colección de la Librería Religiosa. Tiene un sello del proseedor original. Indice de las materias que contiene este tomo: Relacones que se hallan entre nuestros sentidos, y los objetos de la naturaleza. 2. Los huesos y su armazón. 3. La piel que cubre todo el cuerpo, y algunas de sus funciones. 4. Formación del feto en el útero materno. 5. Obligación que tienen las madres de criar a sus hijos. 6 La infancia, la pubertad, y la edad viril. 7. Cuidados que tiene Dios de los hombres desde su nacimiento. Etc, etc (son más de 60 puntos, uno por cada día). Tiene 4 grandes apartados con subdivisiones que corresponden a El Agua, El airey El fuego 424 p. (14 x 9 cms.). Peso: 300 grs. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 157.14 EUR

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        Excursions and Adventures in New South Wales; with Pictures of Squatting and Life in the Bush; an Account of the Climate, Productions, and Natural History of the Colony, and of the Manners and Customs of the Natives, with Advice to Emigrants, &c

      London, Shoberl, 1852. Octavo, two volumes, xii, 314 and viii, 294 pages plus a map, 2 illustrations and 2 tinted lithographic frontispieces. Modern antique-style gilt-decorated half calf and marbled papered boards; contemporary ownership details on the verso of the frontispieces; old tissue-paper repairs to tiny tears to the first two leaves of one volume and the frontispiece of the other; last page in each volume a trifle dusty or marked; an excellent set. 'I have endeavoured to give a general outline of my life and proceedings in the colony; pointing out the discomforts, annoyances, losses, and dangers to which the settler is exposed'; with 74 pages (and other scattered references) on the Aborigines. Ferguson 10365: 'Very interesting descriptions of various parts of New South Wales visited by the author. His station was situated on the Macleay River'.

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.. 200 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Publisher's purple cloth (BAL binding B), gilt vignette on upper cover, smooth spine with gilt titling. With title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates, as called for. Bookseller's ticket of Brooks, Salem, on front pastedowns; front flyleaf of volume I with pencil signature of Geo. B. Goodwin, and that of volume II with signature of Mrs. Nancy Goodwin. BAL 19343; PMM 332. Spines uniformly sunned, corners bumped and with cloth worn through in places, two tiny snags at spine ends, but the bindings completely tight and square, and the gilt vignettes on the covers still bright. One opening with light brown smears touching but not obscuring text, occasional small inoffensive spots or stains internally, but all of the defects entirely minor, and THE SET IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, much more attractive than the usual copies in original cloth, almost always found cocked, with cracked joints, and/or significant foxing. Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.

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        Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland in 1846 and 1847

      Hodges and Smith, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, blind stamped blue cloth lettered gilt to a faded spine, discolouration of endpapers, evidence of a meeting-house label having been appended to front free endpaper, presentation page from the Committee gifting the book to the Middlesborough-on-Tees Meeting. Upper hinge cracked at page 1 but general a very good copy with a clean and unmarked text, xxiii + 478 [ii] pp. Scarce..

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        Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva

      Robert P. Smith, Philadelphia 1852 - Small quarto, six volumes. Bound in what appears to be the publisher's deluxe green morocco, with elaborate gilt tooling to spines and boards: borders of interwoven fillets, arabesques, and central illustration of a Jalap bindweed, six spine compartments, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. Near Fine. Some intermitant foxing throughout, mostly to the text pages and tissue guards, plates in lovely shape with bright coloring. The heel of Michaux volume 3 has been repaired, otherwise the bindings are in excellent shape and unrestored. Original yellow endpapers have some discoloration, as often. The first three volumes are authored by Michaux, with the full title, "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts, and Their Introduction into Commerce, to Which is Added, a Description of the Most Useful of the European Forest Trees." The last three volumes were authored by Nuttall, as "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California, as Wells as in Various Parts of the United States." Michaux's original three volumes were a result of ten years of research, illustrated with 156 colored copperplate engravings by the Route brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, and Pancrace Bessa, and were generally considered the authoritative text in the field upon its publication. Nuttall added 127 plates for his three volumes, making the two works united one of the most complete works on the subject, unparalleled in its production, descriptions, and illustrations. Sabin 48695. Nissen 1361.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library,, 1852. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spines gilt decorated with thistles, roses and shamrocks, yellow endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements, top edges gilt. Wood-engraved frontispieces, vignette half-titles, 116 vignettes in text. Light wear to spine tips, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive copy in the original cloth of this important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble. Still in print, Mackay's book has had a profound influence on economics and sociology, with many modern economists referring to his work when analysing the stock market bubbles of our own age. "Charles Mackay's passionate erudition and urbane, unaffected prose style contributed to make him one of the chief figures in the establishment of Victorian journalism as a dignified profession" (ODNB).

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        BAYERN. - Stumpf, Pleickhard. Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches.

      (Mchn., Verlags-Expedition des "geographisch-statistisch-historischen Handbuches", -53) 1852 - 22,5 x 15 cm. 1088 S. Mit 300 Textabbildungen in Holzstich. Rosa Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Pfister 2268, Lentner 4366: "Wegen seiner überaus zahlreichen Quellenangaben u. histor. Nachrichten auch heute noch ein geschätztes Werk". Ein umfangreiches Handbuch, mit zahlreichen teils seltenen Stadtansichten, nach Landgerichten geordnet. - Einband verblichen und etwas fleckig. Vorwiegende in den Rändern leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Illustrated with numerous engravings.

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spines gilt decorated with thistles, roses and shamrocks, yellow endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements, top edges gilt. Light wear to spine tips, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Wood-engraved frontispieces, vignette half-titles, 116 vignettes in text. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive copy in the original cloth of this important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble. Still in print, Mackay's book has had a profound influence on economics and sociology, with many modern economists referring to his work when analysing the stock market bubbles of our own age. "Charles Mackay's passionate erudition and urbane, unaffected prose style contributed to make him one of the chief figures in the establishment of Victorian journalism as a dignified profession" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil the River Plate, the Parana, &c

      Thomas McLean, London 1852 - Lithographed title, dedication to Prince Albert with list of plates on verso, 26 tinted lithographed plates, lithographed plan. Expertly bound to style in dark blue morocco backed period cloth covered boards, large central morocco label on the upper cover, flat spine lettered in gilt, glazed yellow endpapers and pastedowns Among the rarest lithographed view books concerning South America. "In 1823 Ousley was transferred to Rio as secretary, and in 1838 was promoted to charge d'affaires. He was sent on a mission to Uruguay and Argentina in 1844 and returned to England in 1850 . After he had returned to England, via the United States, he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolous of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs" (Borba de Moraes). Published in 1852 and issued as tinted lithographs, like the present, for £4.4s, or hand coloured at £6.16s.6d, both issues are very rare. Unlike other lithographed plate books from this period, there was no deluxe issue on card. The list of plates cites the plan, 25 plates, plus one vignette (titled Serra de Estrella), though the vignette is in appearance no different than the other plates. Not in Abbey, attesting to the work's rarity. Borba de Moraes, p.643; Sabin 57947; Tooley 356; Palau 207325. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, OR LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston.Cleveland: John P. Jewett Company. Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. Very Good. 1852. First Edition. 3/4 Leather Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.. Vol 1 (III) X, (13)- 312; 3 plates inserted. Vol 2: (I) - (IV), (5) - 322, 3 plates inserted. VOL. I: ALL POINTS OF FIRST PRINTING; VOL.2 ALL POINTS OF FIRST PRINTING.. Pages soiled throughout otherwise very good. 3/4 Dark blue morocco, red & gilt labels. gilt designs in compartments. Some leather edges rubbed, VERY GOOD. BAL 19343. Sabin 92457. PMM 332.. .

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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. Housed in brick red quarter morocco, book-style drop back box, marbled boards, each volume in a brown linen chemise with morocco spine label. 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. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. Early pencilled ownership inscriptions of Mrs Ruth D Wilson to front blank of volume II. 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). It's international influence was summarised by by Charles Francis Adams, John Adam's grandson, who served as United States minister to the Court of St. James during the Civil War: "Uncle Tom's Cabin exercised, largely from fortuitous circumstances, a more immediate, considerable and dramatic world-influence than any other book ever printed" (Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity, p.79). An extremely well-preserved copy of this enduringly significant work. BAL 19343, binding B; Grolier American 100, 61; Printing and the Mind of Man 332 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES MONTGOMERY. WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR BY THE REV. RUFUS W. GRISWOLD

      John Ball, Philadelphia 1852 - Two volumes. 404p; 471p. Steel-engraved frontispieces and title pages and two other engraved plates. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with yellow endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and dense floral ornaments surrounding a standing lady with outstretched arms repeating the image on the engraved title page of Vol. I (from Lord Falkland's Dream), the upper covers with central gilt whaling vignette repeating the image on the tittle engraved title of Vol. II (from The Pelican Island). The whaling image is repeated in blind on the lower covers. American publisher's bindings, perhaps in the style of Benjamin Gaskell of Philadelphia. Heavy foxing at the engravings, very small chip to cloth at crown of Vol. I, else remarkable fine bright copies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet].

      1852-4 1852 - Original lithograph with hand-colouring, for Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, 2nd edition, London 1852-54. Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet], Andigena bailloni [Baillonius bailloni]. £795

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. Edwin SIDNEY (John, 1804-1881, Ornithologist & Publisher)

      1852 - (1798-1872), sending him a "plate . but I regret to say I have not a colour impression . I have however thrown a little colour over a plain one and . now differs but little from the plate issued. They have been sent off by rail and I hope they will arrive in time and suit your purpose . if so pray do me the favour to keep them .", 2 sides 8vo., 20 Broad Street, 4th March small tear on top edge with some loss of text

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        Ensayo sobre los alphabetos de las letras desconocidas, Que se encuentran en las mas antiguas Medallas, y Monumentos de España.escrito, revisto, y publicado De orden de la misma Academia

      Oficina de Antonio Sanz, Madrid 1852 - Plena piel con nervios, dorados y tejuelo 8 hojas + 163 páginas + 20 grabados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Miller and his Men; or, The secret robbers of Bohemia. A powerful romance. By the Author of ?The Brigand.? - ?Gilderoy.? - ?The Death Grasp?, &c. &c.

      E. Lloyd. 1852 - FIRST EDITION. Illus.; sl. browning. Rebacked in half brown calf. A good copy. Ono 498. BL & Oxford on Copac. In 53 pts with two column text, the preface dated 1852. Prest states that this late work is based on the perennially popular play by Isaac Pocock, interspersed with German legends like the tales with which Prest began his penny dreadful career in the 1830s. The illus. on p.225 is signed Calvert, and that on p.313, Welch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness railway, being a guide to the Lake District of West Cumberland and Furness

      London: Whittaker & Co. Whitehaven: R. Gibson & Son; and Callander & Dixon. 1852. 8vo., folding engraved map, 12 fine steel-engraved plates, each with original tissue guard, (8) + 134pp., including the half-title, in contemporary red morocco, fully gilt. A fine and most attractive copy. First edition. A pretty copy of a charming guide to the English Lakes, the author admittedly taking advantage of the easier access to the 'almost unrivalled attractions' brought about by the recently opened railway (opened on 1st November 1850).

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        REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED

      1852 - [32ND U.S. CONGRESS] OFFICERS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITION OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851. 32nd CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, EXECUTIVE DOCUMENT NO. 28. Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. 42 pp. Index to all 32nd Congressional documents + 760 pp. + 43 b/w plates, most folding, some large. 8vo., calf stamped in blind at edges of boards, one red (partially detached) and one black gilt morocco spine labels, the title reading "Senate Documents 1st S. 32d. Cong," with the numeral 6 stamped in black between the labels. Top of spine and center of spine scraped, small chip to crown. Small repair to rear board at top edge. Leather worn but supple. This single Senate document exhaustively covers the state of American lighthouses prior to the Civil War. The plates are for the most part in excellent condition, architectural drawings and engineering diagrams, with only one exhibiting a closed tear along the fold, and with only moderate to light occasional foxing. One small plate is detached, laid in. The endpapers show moderate to light foxing.

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        The Australian Emigrant's Manual.

      London: Partridge and Oakey,, 1852. Or, a Guide to the Gold Colonies of New South Wales and Port Phillip. 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.)

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        L'astro nella tenebria ovvero l'immortale Ferdinando II, Re del Regno delle due Sicilie Negli orrori delle ultime rivolture fino all'attualità. Lavoro apologetico, politico, didattico, parenetico di Epifanio Di Gregorio, Arciprete di Pontelandolfo.

      Dallo Stabilimento dell'Antologia Legale di Domenico Capasso - Napoli, 1852. ITALIANO 0,89 Volume della metà dell'800 in buono stato, magnifica coperta in pelle, bella bifora incisa a secco su piatti, decorazioni incise in oro su piatti e dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, minimo accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine in ottimo stato. Su risguardia e frontespizio timbro "Ex libris Giovani Chiavarello". Su frontespizio bella marca tipografica e timbro, che si ripete anche su excipit. Due delicate testatine in nero. USATO

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        Leaves from my journal during the summer of 1851

      John Murray (for private circulation), London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        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 . [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        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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