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        The American Ship Pocahontas, whale hunting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("C. Rammelsberg").

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

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        Landwirthschaftliche und technische Pflanzenkunde. Erste bis dritte Abtheilung.

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

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

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

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Collection of Twenty-four Diaries, 1852-1899

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

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

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

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        Rome ancienne et moderne depuis sa fondation jusqu'a nos jours.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland.

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

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        Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland

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

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        Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique. in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

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

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

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

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        ARCHITECTURE MONASTIQUE 3 parties complètes

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

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

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        FEBRERO O LIBRERÍA DE JUECES, ABOGADOS Y ESCRIBANOS. Comprensiva de los Códigos civil, criminal y administrativo, tanto en la parte teórica como en la práctica con arreglo en un todo a la legislación vigente, por el ilustrísimo Sr. D. y D. Corregida y aumentada por Don Joaquín Aguirre y D. Juan Manuel Montalbán. 4ª edición reformada y considerablemente aumentada, con nuevos párrafos, notas y apéndices doctrinales sobre puntos importantes del derecho [.], por D. José de Vicente y Caravantes. VI volúmenes

      - Madrid. Imprenta y Librería de Gaspar y Roig, editores. 1852. Seis volúmenes. O.C. 4º menor, xvi-584-xipp y vuelta, 541pp y vuelta, 604pp-1h, 540pp-1h, 799pp y vuelta, 694pp-1h. Encuadernación homogénea holandesa piel época, hierros al oro. Magnífico ejemplar. Florencio Garcia Goyena, 1783-1855, uno de los padres del proyecto del Código Civil Español. Joaquín Aguirre, 1807-1869. CCPB000115939-9. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Story of the Charmed Fawn

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

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        The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer 6 Volumes

      William Pickering, London 1852 - The Aldine Edition. Volume I contains a Memoir of Chaucer, by Sir Harris Nicolas, an "Essay on the Language and Versification of Chaucer, by T Tyrwhitt and "An Introductory Discourse to the Canterbury Tales. Engraved frontis potrait (vol I), 326pp; 330; 363;321; 321;288. Cased in full diced calf with gilt decorated spines, twin labels,gilt dentelles and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, AEG Bw ornaments to the text.

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        John Brown, Jr.'s Copy of the "The Legislative Guide Rules for Conducting Business in Congress; Jefferson's Manual; and The Citizens' Manual."

      Philadelphia 1852 - Signed Book, The Legislative Guide, Containing All the Rules for Conducting Business in Congress; Jefferson's Manual [of Parliamentary Practice]; and The Citizens' Manual., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852, 317 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed twice by John Brown's oldest child, who in 1856, was elected to the Kansas territorial legislature. John Brown, Jr. (1821-1895) was the oldest child of abolitionist John Brown. He married Wealthy Hotchkiss, and they had two children, John and Edith. The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) effectively repealed the free-slave state dividing line set at 36 30' North latitude by the Missouri Compromise (1820). Instead, new states would decide on slavery's status within their borders by "popular sovereignty." The result was a deluge of both pro and anti-slavery forces staking claims in Kansas territory. John Jr. and his siblings joined their father's anti-slavery fight, and moved to Osawatomie, Kansas, in 1855. John Jr. was elected to the territorial legislature in 1856. He later led a militia to provide relief to Lawrence, Kansas, which had recently been sacked by proslavery supporters. In 1860, he was a Canadian emigration agent, supporting both African Americans and Native Americans. During the Civil War, John Jr. served as Captain of Co. K of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry, but was forced to resign due to illness in late 1861.Sources disagree whether or not John Jr. had knowledge of the Harpers Ferry raid. However, John Jr. (and brothers Jason and Salmon) refused to participate in it, which caused a rift in the family considering that brothers Watson and Oliver (both killed in the action) and youngest brother Owen (escaped) joined their doomed father. Regardless of his involvement in the raid, John Jr. was a committed abolitionist and was subpoenaed during Congressional investigation after his father's actions. He refused his summons, and when federal marshals went to arrest him, an armed group prevented him from being taken into custody.In 1862, John Jr. moved to South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, where he lived until his death in 1895 cultivating grapes, lecturing on temperance and slavery, and teaching math and science. He defended his father's actions from criticism for the rest of his life.ConditionFoxing, rubbed, otherwise good.Sources"John Brown, Jr.," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center."John Brown, Jr., of Put-In Bay," Sandusky History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 209 - Scarlet Tanager

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

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

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

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      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. - Chromolithographic title with large vignette; handcolored frontispiece of heights of principal mountains and lengths of principal rivers; contents list printed in red, black, and gold; seventy-three handcolored lithographic maps, charts, and city plans (one double- page). Folio, 17 x 13 3/4 inches. Publisher's green marbled paper- covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. In a modern red cloth box, morocco label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. Despite its title, the atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty-three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia round 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the right to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter, and hand- color the maps. PHILLIPS ATLASES 807. RISTOW, pp.311-13 (ref). RUMSEY 553.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the Years 1850-1851, performed by H.M. ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia", under the command of Mr. William Penny, in search of the missing crews of H.M. ships Erebus and Terror: with a Narrative of sledge excursions on the ice of Wellington Channel; and Observations on the Natural History and physical features of the Countries and frozen seas visited.

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

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

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

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        Facsimile of the Illustrated Arctic News, Published on Board H. M. S. Resolute: Captain Horatio T. Austin, C. B. In Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin: Dedicated By Special Permission to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

      Ackermann & Co., London 1852 - Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Folio 48cm x 30cm. Pp. (4), 57 (including 3 un-numbered blanks). Hand-coloured vignette titlepage, one full-page hand-coloured lithographic plate, nine hand-coloured illustrations to text, one map (hand-coloured in outline) and two hand-coloured head-pieces. Recent cloth binding with original title and decoration laid down. Contemporary inscription to front end-paper. Paper where frayed, or with old insect damage to margins has been extensively restored. Private ownership. (q33) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: All Books Ottawa]
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        Sefer Berit Yitshak: le-horot bo lel shemini kodem ha-milah

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Garfield?s signed copy of ?Heroines of History? read by him while a student at Hiram Eclectic Institute

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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