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        Book of Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President

      Liverpool: Published by S.W. Richards, 1852. Third European Edition, first state. 336pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm.] Brown diced sheep with decorative blind stamped boards. Blind stamped bands and gilt stamped title on backstrip. Very good. Minor bumping to the corners and light rubbing to extremities. Name in pencil on the front free endsheet. The stereotype plates for this edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (like the Book of Mormon that was published three months prior) were the plates used for the next two decades plus for all English language editions. This is the first state with "morning that Hyrum" on page 335. The first state incorporates sixty-five changes from the 1849 edition. The changes are of no real significance, most were spelling and grammatical (to conform with the British vernacular). Flake/Draper 2866. Crawley 718

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture, or, Theory and Practice blended in Ship Building

      Lithographed frontis., 45 black & white plates, and two printed tables. 420, ii pp. Large 4to, orig. cloth (extremities with very minor wear, some foxing due to the quality of the paper). New York: D. Appleton, 1852. "Third edition" of the first great American book on naval architecture (1st ed.: 1849). Griffiths (1809-82), was one of the earliest outstanding naval architects in America and, during the early 1850s, his steamships were the fastest and finest in the world. "Through his writings Griffiths did more than any one else to put shipbuilding in America on a scientific basis, in place of the 'rule of thumb' methods then in vogue. He was not only an influential theorist, however, but a practical designer of ships as well, and one of the first in the United States outside of naval constructors like Joshua Humphreys, to specialize in designing. Most of his contemporaries, like Donald McKay, Samuel Hall, and Jacob Bell, owned shipyards and actually built the ships they designed...Griffiths, however, with his particular inventive genius and bold originality, was content to draw the plans and let others execute them. He showed amazing versatility in that period of constant innovation, designing outstanding vessels of many sorts -- sail and steam, wood and iron, war and commerce. Though the Ann McKim, built at Baltimore in 1832, is often called the pioneer clipper, Griffiths is credited with designing the first 'extreme clipper ship,' the Rainbow, 750 tons, launched in 1845 for the China trade...To secure increased speed by reducing resistance, he gave these ships slender bows and sterns rising high above the water, concave bow waterlines and 'the greatest breadth at a point considerably further aft than had hitherto been considered practicable' (Clark, post, p. 65). Conservative skeptics attacked these innovations, questioning the safety of such sharp, slender ships, but they proved to be the fastest afloat and strongly influenced the subsequent development of the American clipper. Griffiths then turned to steamships, where again his influence was important...His writings and the success of his ships brought him orders from all parts of the world."-D.A.B., IV, pp. 626-27. This book is very attractively illustrated with forty-five striking black & white plates, depicting various parts of ships and matters of design. A fresh copy of a book which does not survive well. Surprisingly rare. .

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        Opuscules Entomologiques.

      Paris 1852-1875. Volumes 1-4, 7-16 (bound in 4). Royal-8vo (230 x 155mm). pp. 2759, with 12 portraits and 12 plates. Recent brown cloth. Lacking volumes 5 & 6. Particularly rare are the last 3 volumes and many bibliographies only quote vols. 1-13. Etienne Mulsant (1797-1880) was a French coleopterist and is best known for his 'Histoire naturelles des Coleoptères de France', published in 37 parts from 1839-1884. Volume 7 with some staining at the right upper corner. Vols. 10-16 published in a larger format.//Horn-Schenkling 15694.

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      London. 1852.. Two volumes. [iii]-lii,506pp., colored lithographic frontispiece plus folding map; vii,363,ccxxxiii pp. plus color frontispiece, five plates (two in color), and folding map. Octavo. Original red publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt; rebacked, neatly preserving most of the original spines. Corners bumped and worn, spines lightly worn and soiled. Contemporary notation on verso of each titlepage. Light toning and minor wear. Very good. An important and scarce Arctic expedition under the command of Capt. William Penny. The H.M.S. Lady Franklin and Sophia set out on an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin through Baffin's Bay and Barrow Strait, thence north into Wellington Channel where search parties went out and observations were made to obtain further geological and natural history information in the Arctic. The appendix contains detailed reports of the travelling parties that were sent out in search of signs of the Erebus and Terror, including to the unexplored regions beyond Wellington Channel. Also in the appendix are Admiralty papers, meteorological data, a register of the tides, and illustrations of natural history and geological specimens. The handsome plates depict life in the Arctic, including "Winter Quarters, Assistance Bay," "Arctic Travelling," and natural history illustrations. The folding maps include "A Chart of the Arctic Regions..." and "A Polar Chart...of Capt. Penny's Expedition." Not in Lande or Lande supplement. TPL 3214. SABIN 93963.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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, London - 1852, 1st Edition. () Very good. vii,1,320pp. Small Octavo. Illustrated with 4 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece) and folding map, outlined in colour. Original blue blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Brown coated endpapers. Previous owner's name on back of frontispiece. Very nice tight copy. AB 12899. Account by the commander of the 'Pioneer' of the Franklin search expedition, under Capt. H. T. Austin. The search in the 'Resolute' and 'Assistance' with the tender 'Pioneer' made their way to winter quarters at Griffith Island via Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, and Barrow Strait before returning. The account includes descriptions of the West Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic, and accounts of their sledge journeys. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALS / AMS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift mit angeschlossenem eigenhändgien autobigraphisches Manuskript.

      - Berlin 9.VI.1852. 3 2/3 Seiten gr.-4°. Ernst Friedrich Gurlt (1794-1882), Veterinär-Anatom, schuf die bedeutende Gurlt'sche Sammlung an der damaligen Berliner Tierarzneischule. - An den Verlag F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig mit Angaben zu seinem "Leben u. Wirken" für die 1851-1855 erschienene 10. Auflage des Konversationslexikons. - - ". Nach beendigter medicinisch-chirurgischer Staatsprüfung und erlangter Approbation als praktischer Arzt und Operateur wurde derselbe als Repetitor bei der Königl. Thierarzneischule in Berlin angestellt und 1827 zum Professor ernannt. Er trägt die Anatomie, pathologische Anatomie, Physiologie, Zoologie und Botanik vor, und leitet die praktisch-zootomischen Uebungen . - - Seine amtliche Thtätigkeit besteht, außer den Geschäften der Direction und dem in den genannten Fächern zu ertheilenden Unterricht, in der Förderung der Entwicklungsgeschichte und pathologischen Anatomie, so wie in der Vermehrung und Vervollständigung des zootomischen Cabinets, welches unter seiner Leitung einen Zuwachs von über 4000 Nummern erhalten hat ." - Es folgt seine Bibliographie. - - In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of a Geological Survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. (2 Volumes Complete)

      Lippincott Grambo & Co, Philadelphia 1852 - 2 volumes bound in one. Full blind stamp decorated purple cloth with gilt lettering on spine. General wear and bumping to the boards with some fraying to the tail of the spine. Binding is a bit shaken. Previous owner's name pasted behind front board. This is well illustrated and retains all of the maps including the large folding map. There are some little marginal tears to the edges of the maps as they have extended a little beyond the edge of the book. Still excellent. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Système Silurien du Centre de la Bohême.

      Première partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES (all published!). Prague & Paris, chez l'auteur & éditeur, 1852-1911. 8 sections (bound in 30 volumes). 4to. pp. 8224, with 1606 lithographed plates. Original cloth, covers blind stamped, spines with gilt lettering (3 volumes re-bound to match, one volume in wrappers). Joachim Barrande (1799-1883) "collected, described, and drew the fossils of the central Bohemian basin - this area has been called the Barrandian ever since. The strata of this basin are Proterozoic - early Paleozoic in age. The results formed the outstanding monograph 'Système Silurien'. Because this work is so comprehensive, its drawings so accurate, and its descriptions so fine, it is still used as a reference book by paleontologists (D.B.S. I, pp. 468/469). Zittel (pp. 445/446) called this handbook "a work which stands almost unrivalled in palaeontological literature". It contains descriptions and figures of 4565 species, with a few exceptions all coming from the Lower Palaeozoic marine beds of Bohemia. The most sumptuously produced work ever produced in paleontology. Barrande was a pupil of Cuvier, Orbigny and Brogniart./Contents as follows, volume I: Trilobites - II: Céphalopodes - III: Ptéropodes - IV: Gastéropodes - V: Brachiopodes - VI: Acéphales - VII: Echinodermes: Cystidées - VIII: Bryozoaires, Hydrozoaires, Anthozoaires, Alcyonaires. A complete set of this monumental classic on the paleontology of Bohemia, which was privately printed in a very small limited edition of 250 copies only. The first volume of the Tilobites pp. 935, with 51 plates in xerox-copies.

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria &c

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1852. Octavo (252 × 157 mm). Early 20th-century quarter vellum, titles to spine gilt, marbled sides. 2 maps and 20 plates. Map of Calabria pasted to front blank. Binding rubbed and tanned, spotting to contents, particularly plates. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Edward Gordon Craig's copy, in his personal binding style, with his bookplate, and numerous pencil notes in his hand. Craig (1872–1966) was the son of actress Ellen Terry and himself an actor and director. He also trained as an engraver and was an influential set designer, introducing concepts such as stage lighting as part of his goal of integrating all aspects of a performance into a cohesive work of art. Craig lived in Italy for many years, and was inspired by the country's scenic grandeur. On page 273 of this volume he disagrees with the author, who writes of a particular castle, "…but so little is there of interest either outside or in, that for once we could not find wherewithal to employ our pencils…". Craig counters in the margin, "a little weak – for given any 10 yards of earth there is always enough to draw if one's [?] 'pencils' can find it out". A fabulous association copy.

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel. London: George Routledge 1849. [bound with]HOEY, Mrs. F.C. Buried in the Deep; and other Tales. London: Chapman and Hall 1872

      . Two volumes bound in one, “Pride and Prejudice” bound in second, 12mo, (ii), 430, (iii)-290 pp, the Austen bound without its half title. Later small owner’s label to paste down, upper hinge cracked but sound. Contemporary blue cloth, marked, spine dull. A very scarce issue of “Pride and Prejudice” published in Routledge’s Railway Library, not noted in Keynes (who lists an 1852 edition) or Wolff and with only one copy on Copac (Cambridge). Sadleir mentions it in his list of the Railway Library (II p167/8) but doesn’t catalogue it elsewhere. “Buried in the Deep” not in Sadleir, Wolff or CBEL with only one copy again noted on Copac.

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        Constitution of the United States of America, as Proposed by the Convention Held at Philadelphia, September 17, 1787, and Since Ratified by the Several States; with the Amendments Thereto, Marginal Notes, and Index; Also, "An Act to Establish a Territorial Government for Utah," Approved, September 9, 1850. Published by authority, 1000 copies ordered to be printed.

      G[reat] S[alt] L[ake] City, U.T. 1852 - First edition. Small 8vo. 48 pp. Disbound pamphlet. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      - Goettingae typis expressit officina academica Dietrichiana (Guil. Fr. Kaestner), 1852, 4°, (6), 74 pp., 3 zum teil Folio große gefaltete lith. tafeln mit 84 Abb., im feinen Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. First announcement of Theodor's Ruete's ophthalmoscope and only depiction of his original Instrument; first printed depiction of the fundus! - - ORDO MEDICORUM POSTULAVERAT: - Exhibeatur cotnpleta, quantum fieri potest, eorum morborum in oculo obviorum enumeratio et pathogenesis, quorum sedein ac naturam leges catoptricae et dioptricae medicum perspicere docent; addatur, si quid praeterea de iisdem morbis nosse medici practici interesse videatur. - IUDICIUM GRATIOSI MEDICORUM ORDINIS HOC ERAT: - Der Verfasser dieser Arbeit hat durch die grosse Ausdehnung, die er ihr gegeben, und durch die sorgfältige Benutzung der hierhergehörigen Literatur den lobenswerthesten Fleiss gezeigt und durch die Auflassung des Ganzen bewiesen, dass er die Ophthalmologie in ihren anatomischen, physiologischen und pathologischen Theilen gründlich kennt. Er theilt die Arbeit in 3 Hauptabschnitte, in den optischen, physiologischen und pathologischen. In dem optischen handelt er die zur Aufgabe gehörigen dioptrischen und katoptrischen Gesetze auf eine einfache, klare, dem Zwecke ganz entsprechende Weise ab, wobei man die Geschicklichkeit in der populären Darstellung dieser oft verwickelten Gesetze anerkennen muss. Im physiologischen Theile ist ebenfalls das auf eine elegante Weise aus der Anatomie und Physiologie zusammengestellt, was zur Lösung der Aufgabe gehört. Am Kürzesten ist verhältnissmässig der pathologische Theil ausgefallen; dieser leidet an einzelnen Unvollständigkeiten. Namentlich wäre zu wünschen gewesen, dass der Verfasser noch etwas ausführlicher auf den Purkinje -Sansonschen Versuch, auf die Diagnose der Krankheiten der Linse, des Glaskörpers und der Netzhaut eingegangen wäre. Dieser Mangel, der auch vom Verfasser selbst gefühlt zu sein scheint, wird indessen dadurch entschuldigt, dass der Diagnose der gedachten Krankheiten eben in dieser Zeit durch Erfindung des Augenspiegels eine gänzliche Reform bevorsteht. Sehr dankenswerth sind endlich auch die vielen sauberen Abbildungen, die das Verständniss mancher Einzelheiten wesentlich erleichtern. Nach sorgfältiger Prüfung des Ganzen findet sich daher die medicinische Facultät gern bewogen, diese Arbeit des Preises für würdig zu erklären." - - Richard Ulrich gave in this to "Vior illustrissimo C.G. Theodoro Rute" dedicated price essay the first description of Ruete's ophthalmoscope already in June 1852, also before the publication of Ruete's book "Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte", actually he announces Ruete books with following words: "Plura eaque accuratiora hoc loco affere, supervacaneum est, quoniam Ruete ipse proximo tempore specula sui descritionem et usum libello pertractabit" (p.53) and request the use of the ophthalmoscope in the clinic " ., sed etiam ad morborum qurundam in fundo oculi obviorum sedem et naturam explorandam eorumgue diagnosin firmandam et adjuvandam, ." - - Also "R. Ulrich was one if the first to use Helmholtz's ophthalmoscope, but in this book he affirms that the instrument of Ruete is better. He illustrates the apparatus and also gives one of the earliest reproductions of the fundus." B.O.A. Lib. Cat. II, p.109 - - "Ulrich (Augenspiegel p.24*) of Goettingen eliminated already in 1852 the corneal reflex; his ophthalmoscope consisted of two prisms at right angles; the lower one was for illumination; i.e. for the incident rays; the upper one of observation, i.e. for the exiting rays." Hirschberg/Blodi, 1025, 11/1a, p.111 - - *)"Herr Professor Ulrich 1 kam zuerst auf den Gedanken, anstatt der planparallelen Gläser des Helmholtz'schen Augenspiegels und anstatt meines durchbohrten Hohlspiegels die totale Reflexion des Lichts in den rechtwinkligen Glasprismen zu benutzen. Um den Hintergrund des Auges . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Geo. Ticknor") to Mr. [James S.] Wadsworth, concerning a place at school for Wadsworth's son Charlie or "Tick"

      Boston, 21 november 1852 - Fine, substantial letter from the great American educator and author George Ticknor (1791-1871) to Mr Wadsworth concerning efforts Ticknor has made concerning the education of his young son Charlie (or "Tick"), proposing to place him with "my kinsman Eliot" as soon as possible. "Charlie spent last Saturday night with us and the whole of Sunday, except when he was with one of his New York teachers. We were so pleased with his material, mainly paintings - and from all I could learn from himself as well as from other sources, I think he is doing well. His love of books is quite strongly marked and I noticed his inquiries about some minutiae of learning that usually came later and are excellent symptoms both of his own coming scholarship and that f his teacher. I should like to have him smoke a little less, get to bed earlier and give up strong coffee - all on account of his nervous temperament - But I do not expect my experience to profit much, when I have profited so little by it myself." Ticknor, a precocious Dartmouth graduate of the class of 1807, was a Boston patrician among whose students while he taught at Harvard were numbered James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton, and Henry David Thoreau. He is best remembered for his History of Spanish Literature, first published in 1849, and for being the guiding force behind the establishment of the Boston Public Library (which opened in 1854). Ticknor's wife, Anna Eliot, was also from a prominent Boston merchant family. The recipient is James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y., educated at Harvard and Yale, who married Mary Craig Wharton of Philadelphia in 1834; they had six children of whom the eldest was Charles. Wadsworth brought a contingent of troops from New York to Washington and served first as a volunteer on McDowell's staff before being appointed brigadier general; he was killed in battle at the Wilderness in May 1864 8vo. 3 pp., on a single folded sheet. Old folds. Fine. Tan half morocco clamshell

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        CYCLOPEDIA OF USEFUL ARTS, Mechanical and Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering.

      George Virtue |& Co. 1852 - - George Virtue & Co., London & NY S.d. [1852-1854], 9 vol. (17,4x26,5cm), relié. - Edition originale, rarement complète, encore plus rare telle que nous la présentons dans son état d'origine, en 9 livraisons en cartonnage d'éditeur destinées à être reliées en deux gros volumes. L'illustration comprends deux pages de titre gravées, 40 gravures sur acier dessinées par Bartlet (divers graveurs), et des centaines de bois gravés in-texte. Cartonnages d'éditeur en pleine percaline rouge dorée. Dos lisse orné d'une grande plaque. Plats ornés dd'un grand fer avec machines et usines ; encadrement à froid. Coiffes frottées. Piqûres éparses dans les marges des gravures et serpentes roussies. Les trois derniers volumes sont non coupés. Trois volumes ont quelques cahiers ressortis. Détails des 9 volumes : VOLUME 1 : 240 pages ; VOLUME 2 : paginé 241 à 480. ; VOLUME 3 : paginé 481 à 640 + LXXX . ; VOLUME 4 : paginé 641 à 816 + LXXXI à CXIiv ; VOLUME 5 : paginé 817 à 832 end of the first volume +cxl +paginé 1 à 208 ; VOLUME 6 : paginé de 206 à 448. ; VOLUME 7 : paginé 449 à 688. ; VOLUME 8 : paginé 689 à 928. ; VOLUME 9 : paginé 929 à 1052 + préface table, Directions to the binder et 2 pages de titres. Encyclopédie des arts et métiers basée sur l'exposition universelle de 1851 à Londres et sur le Crystal Palace dont on trouve deux planches dans le premier volume, une du batiment, l'autre du plan de l'exposition. Conçu comme un dictionnaire, les longs articles s'enchaînent par ordre alphabétique, de Abattoirs, Aqueducs jusqu'à Warming and Ventilation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Jenny Goldschmidt geb. Lind&quote;).

      Scheveningen, 24. Juli 1852.. 8 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo.. An eine Dame in Berlin, die ihr wohl zur Hochzeit mit dem Komponisten Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907) gratuliert hatte; die Trauung hatte auf ihrer diesjährigen Amerika-Reise in Boston stattgefunden: &quote;[...] Mein Mann ist mir von Gott gesandt. Er ist ein Mensch, der das Leben auf die schönste Weise verstanden, und trägt in seine[r] Seele Reinheit und Liebe. Er versteht mir [!] und mein Inneres auf die wunderbarste Weise, und behandelt mich mit solcher rührende[n] Zartheit, und giebt mir so zu sagen, so sein ganzes Wirken und Thun, daß ich fühle mich unbeschreiblich beglückt und dankbar. Wir sind merkwürdig im Character und Neigung ähnlich, und schwerlich sind wir von verschiedener Meinung. Religion und Musik binden uns fest zusammen [...] Mein Mann ist sehr sehr musikalisch spielt sehr schön Pianoforte und hat entschiedenes Talent für Composition [...] Die Reisen in Amerika waren großartig und schön, aber anstrengend. Daher brauchen wir jetzt vor den hiesigen See-Bädern um uns zu stärken, sonst bin ich immer dieselbe kräftige Natur wie immer. Gottlob! immer gesund, und meine Stimme auch sehr frisch und gesund [...]&quote;. - Mit kleineren Einrissen in den Faltungen und kleineren Läsuren.

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      Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, 1852. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2").Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. WHIMSICAL ROYAL BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY CHARLES MEUNIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers each featuring inlaid gray frame set with 24 medallions containing gray and red ladybirds as well as inlaid citron morocco butterflies at corners, raised bands, spine compartments inlaid in similar fashion, gilt titling, turn-ins each with 33 inlaid ladybirds, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and gilt on the rough (a tiny, invisible repair at the bottom of one joint). Original (slightly soiled) printed paper wrappers bound in. With tondo portrait frontispiece of Jacques Cazotte, two additional engraved and hand-colored titles, and 32 DELIGHTFUL HAND-COLORED PLATES, as called for, consisting of 17 full-page plates and 15 section titles with vignette, the engravings DEPICTING INSECTS DRESSED AS HUMANS, OR HUMANS SPORTING COLORFUL BUTTERFLY WINGS. Vicaire VI, 246. Spines very slightly sunned towards blue-green, isolated trivial foxing or smudges to margins, otherwise A VERY PRETTY SET IN FINE CONDITION, bright and clean inside and out, the plates richly colored, and the text with especially ample margins. This is a delightful anthropomorphic work in a charming binding quite unlike the dramatic cuir-ciselé productions for which Meunier (1865-1940) is famous, but which is quite appropriate for these lepidoptera fantasias. The style here is delicate and romantic, with graceful gilt tooling and elegant inlays. Meunier was legendary among French binders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his energy and imagination. Apprenticed to Gustave Bénard at the age of 11, he worked for a time in the atelier of Marius Michel, and then set up his own studio when he was 20. According to Duncan & De Bartha, he drew "on both traditional and modern techniques and forms of decoration, [mixing] classical punches . . . with newly fashionable incised and modelled leather panels." This eclectic approach did not lead to the kind of popularity enjoyed by some of our binder's most distinguished competitors, and partly as a protest in recognition of this, "Meunier declined to participate in the 1900 Exposition, as he felt that the Grand Prix would automatically be awarded to Marius Michel (which it was). He staged his own show at his studio on the Boulevard Malesherbes and received as much magazine coverage as the participants at the Exposition." He retired from active binding in 1920. Pierre Amédée Varin (1818-83) was the scion of a family of engravers and was particularly known for his imaginative illustrations of hybrid creatures and anthromorphic vegetables. While fanciful, the plates here also include realistic depictions of a variety of butterflies, identified by their scientific names. The fantastical tales by Meray and Nus were inspired by J. J. Grandville's "Les Métamorphoses de Jour" and by the fairy tales of Jacques Cazotte (1719-92), who appears as a character in the first story.

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      Gabriel de Gonet, Paris 1852 - 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. WHIMSICAL ROYAL BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY CHARLES MEUNIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers each featuring inlaid gray frame set with 24 medallions containing gray and red ladybirds as well as inlaid citron morocco butterflies at corners, raised bands, spine compartments inlaid in similar fashion, gilt titling, turn-ins each with 33 inlaid ladybirds, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and gilt on the rough (a tiny, invisible repair at the bottom of one joint). Original (slightly soiled) printed paper wrappers bound in. With tondo portrait frontispiece of Jacques Cazotte, two additional engraved and hand-colored titles, and 32 DELIGHTFUL HAND-COLORED PLATES, as called for, consisting of 17 full-page plates and 15 section titles with vignette, the engravings DEPICTING INSECTS DRESSED AS HUMANS, OR HUMANS SPORTING COLORFUL BUTTERFLY WINGS. Vicaire VI, 246. Spines very slightly sunned towards blue-green, isolated trivial foxing or smudges to margins, otherwise A VERY PRETTY SET IN FINE CONDITION, bright and clean inside and out, the plates richly colored, and the text with especially ample margins. This is a delightful anthropomorphic work in a charming binding quite unlike the dramatic cuir-ciselé productions for which Meunier (1865-1940) is famous, but which is quite appropriate for these lepidoptera fantasias. The style here is delicate and romantic, with graceful gilt tooling and elegant inlays. Meunier was legendary among French binders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his energy and imagination. Apprenticed to Gustave Bénard at the age of 11, he worked for a time in the atelier of Marius Michel, and then set up his own studio when he was 20. According to Duncan & De Bartha, he drew "on both traditional and modern techniques and forms of decoration, [mixing] classical punches . . . with newly fashionable incised and modelled leather panels." This eclectic approach did not lead to the kind of popularity enjoyed by some of our binder's most distinguished competitors, and partly as a protest in recognition of this, "Meunier declined to participate in the 1900 Exposition, as he felt that the Grand Prix would automatically be awarded to Marius Michel (which it was). He staged his own show at his studio on the Boulevard Malesherbes and received as much magazine coverage as the participants at the Exposition." He retired from active binding in 1920. Pierre Amédée Varin (1818-83) was the scion of a family of engravers and was particularly known for his imaginative illustrations of hybrid creatures and anthromorphic vegetables. While fanciful, the plates here also include realistic depictions of a variety of butterflies, identified by their scientific names. The fantastical tales by Meray and Nus were inspired by J. J. Grandville's "Les Métamorphoses de Jour" and by the fairy tales of Jacques Cazotte (1719-92), who appears as a character in the first story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Würzburg und seine Umgebungen, ein historisch-topographisches Handbuch, illustrirt durch Abbildungen in Lithographie und Holzschnitt.

      Würzburg Bonitas-Bauer 1852 - Grüner Pappband der Zeit der rotem Rückenschild und Rotschnitt; 8°; (8) LIV (II) 440 Seiten; 21 Tafeln (davon 1 grafisch gestaltetes gestochenes zusätzliches Titelblatt, 1 ausfaltbare Karte, 2 ausfaltbare Panoramen, 1 Duoton-Lithografie, 1 Chromolithografie; der Rest schwarzweiß-Bildtafeln in Lithografie oder Holzschnitt); zahlreiche Textillustrationen, eine davon ganzseitig. Ein zur Unkenntlichkeit verblasster Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt; Signaturschildchen auf dem Rücken; Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; Kanten beschabt; Bezugspapier auf den Kanten und Außengelenken mit Spannungsein- und -abrissen; Papier teilsweise etwas stockfleckig, teils gebräunt; der Grad dieser Mängel hängt teilsweise von der Art des verwendeten Papiers ab, das gerade bei den in verschiedensten Techniken hergestellten Tafeln häufig wechselt. 520 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Extrem seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten modernen Histologie; Erster Band ist nie erschienen! - - 1.Buch: Von der Haut; N?geln; Harren; Dr?sen 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 Gef?sssystem (pp.482-604). - 10.Buch: Von den h?heren 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex

      New York: Published by the author, 1852.

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        Kasperle. Puppen-Theater fur listige Kinder. Prinzessin Pomfia. Hanswurst al Rekrut. Rothkappchen. Der pfiffige Hanswurst. Der Schmidt von Juterbogk.

      Ferd. Kesselringsche Verlagshandlung, Hildburghausen 1852 - Scarce, with only one copy found on OCLC FirstServe at the Universitat Gottingen, and not listed in Wegehaupt. 8vo. 19 by 14 cm. 34 pp. 10 chromolithographic plates, including title page. The vignettes on the plates reek of the grisly and violent, as common among fairy tales and juvenile puppet theater. Foxing to the text pages, as to be expected given acidic paper. Plates are mounted unto blue card, and these leaves are generally cleaner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of A Voyage In Baffin’s Bay And Barrow Straits, In The Years 1850-1851

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1852., 1852. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. lii, 506 + 30(ads); vii, 363, ccxxxiii, [1]. 2 folding coloured lithographed maps, 6 lithographed plates (4 coloured) & numerous wood-engravings in the text (incl. 10 topographical sketches, some full-page). original blind-stamped cloth (spines repaired, new endpapers, cloth bit discoloured & corners & edges slightly frayed, some light foxing to plates & dampark to one corner of 1 frontis.). First Edition. Sutherland served as surgeon-naturalist on Capt. William Penny’s Franklin search expedition of 1851-51. The Lady Franklin and Sophia sailed from Aberdeen through Davis Strait to the west coast of Greenland, through Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound to Cornwallis Island. The party wintered there at Assistance Harbour and conducted boat and sledge journeys in Barrow Strait and around Wellington Channel on the shores of Devon, Beechey and Cornwallis Islands. The appendix includes the reports of the traveling parties and narratives of the sledge excursions by Sutherland, Capt. A.Stewart, R.A.Goodsir and J.Stuart, admiralty papers, meteorological abstracts and a register of tides, as well as observations on geology by J.W.Salter, zoology, algae and botany (plants collected during the voyage and named by W.J.Hooker). Arctic Bib. 19231 & National Maritime Museum I 905 (both incorrectly calling for 7 plates). Sabin 93693. TPL 3214 (incorrectly calling for more than 2 folding maps).. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Les Actes Des Apotres Modernes Relations Epistolaires Et Authentiques Des Voyages (Entrepris Par Les Missionaires Catholiques)

      Paris: Au Bureau, 1852. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4 volumes, French text, small 8vo, marblised covers w/cloth spines, ex library copies but minimum of blemishes. Vol 1---334pps + index + xx introduction, Voyage aux Lieux Saints, Voyage au Mont Liban, Voyage a Alep and Voyage a Damas, 40 b/w engravings (incl 2 f/os and panorama); Vol 2---350pps + index, Voyage a Bassora, Voyage dans l'Asie mineure, Voyage dans l"archipel et au mont Athos and Voyage en Crimee, 40 b/w engrvings (2 f/os incl. 1 panorama); Vol 3---259pps + 95pps introduction, Voyage au Japon, Voyage projete pour la Chine (40 b/w engravings); Vol 4---390pps, Apotres et Martyrs du Japon, Complement et suite des Lettres de St. Francois-Xavier sur le Japon (12 b/w engravings). Scattered foxing but minimal in nature, all tomes have edges bumped else VG..

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        Das künstliche Auge.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Otto Wigand, 1852.. Gr.-8°. Mit 8 lithogr. Tafeln. 1 Bl., 45 (1) S., Mod. Ppbd. m. eingeb. OUmschlag.. Erstausgabe. - Der Mediziner Friedrich Philipp Ritterich (1782-1866) wurde 1807 zum Magister und 1808 zum Dr. med. promoviert ("De amputatione femoris"). Nach ophthalmologischen Studien in Wien bei Georg Joseph Beer und Johann Adam Schmidt war er als Arzt, insbesondere als Augenarzt, in Leipzig tätig. 1820 beteiligte er sich an der Gründung der dortigen Augenheilanstalt, deren Direktion er bis 1852 innehatte. 1828 wurde Ritterich a.o.Prof. der Augenheilkunde. - Die lithogr. Tafeln zeigen künstliche Augen bzw. das Einsetzen derselben. - Durchg. (bes. Ränder) tlw. stärker gebräunt bzw. stock- oder braunfleckig. - Sehr selten. - Hirsch/H. IV, 828.

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      Np/nd Manuscript scientific notes of Becquerel's own research on radioactivity, including a drawing and several formulas. Two pages, side by side in ink. The subject here is molecular ionization of gas and x-rays, which is related to Becquerel's work on radioactivity. Becquerel writes as follows:."Research on gas...ionization for x-rays...discharge saturation....Zelemy-measure of speed of charges." Becquerel continues about electrolysis and ionization and adds a few formulas: "K1x and K2x (x) K1=60g molecules K2=g60;electrolysis speed of changes;hyper of ions; E/M=96.600 x 3.10(4)=2.9.10(9) electrolization." More formulas and calculations follow; Becquerel then sketches a scientific drawing on the left page, explaining the process. Becquerel, Henri (1852-1908). French physicist, awarded the Nobel prize in 1903 in Physics, jointly with Marie and Pierre Curie, of their discovery of radioactivity. Becquerel discovered radioactivity in uranium and its salts, and called them "Becquerel rays," later called "radioactivity" by Marie Curie. Becquerel was also awarded the Rumford Medal, the Bernard Medal and the Helmholtz Medal; he was a fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the Berlin Academy and the French Academy of Science.. 9" x 6 1/2".

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        A Series of Charts With Sailing Directions, Embracing Surveys of the Farallones... Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay... Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers... Including the Cities of Sacramento and Boston, State of California

      Washington, 1852. Folding charts, duotone plates. 48 pp. plus charts. Guthorn says, “Ringgold had been introduced to the San Francisco area while serving with the Wilkes Expedition... He commanded the brig Porpoise... Wilkes considered him a very capable officer. Ringgold carried out the survey in 1849 and 1850 at the request of many enterprising citizens.” This is the fifth edition of this important work. It features 12 views on 8 plates and 6 folding charts. See Sabin 71425. Howes R-303. Guthorn p. 195. Cowan p. 533-534 who adds the melancholy note, “One of the maps is of the city of Boston, which, if it ever existed, has been for many years a part of Sacramento. It has long been forgotten, and its records appear to have faded from history.” Inscribed in several places, “J.R.(?) Breck, ship Moonlight.” The Moonlight was a Waldoborough-built clipper ship engaged in the California trade in the late 1850s. See “Greyhounds,” p. 513, and various listings in Fairburn. Bound in original cloth showing light wear. Scattered light foxing in text. Bookplate of Bangor Historical Society (“Withdrawn”) on front pastedown, small stamp on title, and no other markings. Maps carelessly folded, but clean and intact. A good copy of an important Gold Rush era sailing guide.

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        The Odd-Fellows' Offering, For 1852, 1853

      Edward Walker, New York 1852 - First edition. Octavo. Illustrated with 22 steel engravings and chromolithographed pictorial title pages by D. Mc Lellan and T. Sinclair. Publisher's elaborately gilt stamped purple morocco with gilt vignettes of Christ rising the dead, Noah's Ark, child with lion and lamb, group of five men in various ethnic dress; the spine with elaborate gilt designs and decorations; edges gilt; back covers in blind or gilt. Minor light rubbing. Nice examples of elaborate American leather trade bindings. No dust jacket. Very good. 320; 288 pages. No signatures or bookplates. 2 volumes. Printed by E. N. Grossman & Son. Stereotyped by Richard C. Valentine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ROMANCE OF THE FORUM, Or, Narratives, Scenes, and Anecdotes from Courts of Justice Four Volumes

      Colburn & Co. 1852 - Hardback. Two Sets of Two volumes; First Series, 1852; Second Series 1854. Contents of Series One, Vol. I include : Dun, the robber, and the town of Dunstable; A murder at the time of the Crusades; Monarchs who have slain their own children by process of law; The death of Dangerfield, slain on his way from punishment; The crime committed by John Woodburne, and Arundel Coke Esq. and the extraordinary defence of the latter at his trial; An innocent man convicted and executed; Two singular cases of isolated treason; The manslaughter committed by Charles Macklin, the actor and dramatist; The physician by day, and robber by night; Miss Boydell and Dr. Elliot etc. Contents of Vol. II include : The Keswick imposter; The questionable conviction of Eliza Fenning; Supernatural appearances, ghosts, and visions connected with crime; A murder discovered by touching the dead body; The Hammersmith ghost; The murder in the Red Barn discovered by a dream; Curious cases of child stealing; A murder in Nuremberg, and the mode adopted there for its discovery; A murder at Greenwich similar to that in Nuremberg, and the English mode of discovering the crime; etc. Series Two Vol. I contents include : The Attorney General of the reign of Terror; The Rescue from Execution of two Innocent Men; Eccentric Occurrences in the Law; The Trial of Lesurques and others for the Robbery and Murder of the Courier of Lyons; The Murder near Elstree; The Trial of Professor Webster, etc. Series Two Vol. II contents include : Archbishop Abbott's Shooting, and the right of the Clergy to engage in field sports; Men and their Wives suffering together the extreme penalty of the law; Trial and Execution in England for killing another in a duel abroad; Murders in Inns of Court; Causes and Judgements in European Courts, establishing the illegality of Slavery; The Lover turned Highwayman, and hanged for his first robbery etc. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate in each volume. Half leather with marbed boards, corded sp. with black title labels/gilt lettering. General shelfwear, overall Vg. Extremely rare both series - 4 volumes. I'm only able to show 3 of the 4 images on my website, but the 2nd volume of the second series is in the same condition as the others. Four volumes weigh almost 2kg. so will require additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE NAMES OF THE EARLY PURITAN SETTLERS OF THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT; With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition and Life, Where From, Business, & . C. As Far As is Found on Record - Volume I

      Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT 1852 - Bits of cloth gone from spine ends, corners rubbed, heavy foxing on frontis and title page, very light foxing thereafter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grundsätze der politischen Ökonomie aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Zusätzen versehen von Adolph Soetbeer

      Hamburg, Perthes-Besser und Manke 1852 - Zwei Bände in 8vo; XXVIII, 600 Seiten; XVIII, 737, (1) Seiten; späteres Halbleder über marmorierten Deckeln, Lederecken, etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägter Rückentitel, nicht berieben oder bestossen, Schnitt etwas gebräunt, Titelseite mit kleinem privatem Namensstempel, stellenweise gering stockfleckig, sonst sauber, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes von J.St.Mill. Die englische Erstausgabe erschien 1848. J.St.Mill (1806-73)war der Sohn von James Mill, von dem er privat erzogen und geprägt wurde. Mit seinen "Principles of political economy" wollte er ein Werk schaffen, dass Smith's "Wealth of Nations" als Lehrbuch ersetzen sollte. Sein Buch wurde zwar nicht ein moderner Smith, wohl aber die beste und umfassendste Zusammenfassung der klassischen Lehre. Es wurde für Generationen von Studenten die Bibel der ökonomischen Lehre. Humpert 13023, Masui S. 832 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sheet Music- The Lily of the Valley, Old Folks at Home: Ethiopian Melody [aka Swanee River], The Gipsy Girl or Charlotte Stanley a True Story, Will You Come to My Mountain Home?, Barcarole De Marie, Les Wilis

      Various Publishers, USA 1852 - This is a custom bound collection of sheet music. A book of Sheet music privately, professionally bound for Lucy M. Chamberlin half black morocco with cloth boards. Raised bands on the spine with gilt. Gilt and morocco label on the front board. All edges colored. The works are arranged for piano and voice, and are published between 1835 - 1852 though most pieces are undated. Most were published in American cities. The pieces are: The Lily of the Valley, by C. L. Petticolas; Strike the Harp Gently, by I. B. Woodbury- 1849; Isle of Beauty Fare Thee Well, by Thomas H. Bayly; Laugh! LAugh! In Youth Why SHould Sorrow, by Stephen Glover and I. E. Carpenter; Lullaby to Edith Sleep Be Upon Thee, by C. M. von Weber- 1844; Row Thy Boat Lightly, by I. B. Woodbury- 1847; Did Ye See the Red Rose, by Frederick N. Palmer- 1845; Good Night Dear Mother- 1835; Will You Come to My Mountain Home?, by Francis H. Brown and Alfred Wheeler- 1845, 1848; The Gipsy Girl or Charlotte Stanley a True Story, by Chas. JEffreys and Stephen Glover; The Maltese Girls Song, by J. Augustine Wade; La Manola, by Paul Henrion and Mt. Ernest Bourget; Natilie or the Maid of the Mill, by W. C. Peters- 1844; Katy Darling- 1851; In This Old Chair My Father Sat, by W. M. Balfe; Are the Links that Bound Us Broken? and Cara Lisa- 1846; Home Again, by Marshall S. Pike and arr. by J. P. Ordway- 1850; Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea, by H. S. Thompson- 1849; Old Folks at Home: Ethiopian Melody, by E. P. Christy- 1851; The May Queen, by Alfred Tennyson and William R. Dempster- 1845; Barcarole de Marie, by Herold; Beethoven's Last Waltz: Clara Waltz, by Beethoven; Souvenir D'Affection Waltz, by Beethoven; The National Schottisch, by Charles D'Albert; Souvenir de Jenny Lind: Theme de L'Enfant du Regiment, by Ch. Czerny;Von Weber's Last Waltz; Fleurs Italiennes: Beatrice di Tenda, by Fred. Beyer; Les Bords du Rhin Grand Valse Brilliante, by Francois Hunten; The Coquette Polka, by D'Albert; A Collection of Easy Studies and Sonatas by Betthoven and Mozart; Ernani Quick Step, by Verdi and arr. by Wm. Cooper Glynn- 1847; Aria Alla Scozzese with Variations, by T. Valentine; Aria Alla Scozzese with Variations, by T. Valentine; Giorno D'Orrore Duo Favori de Semiramide, by Mlle. Louise Chouquet; Les Wilis- 1852; Ricci's Favorite Waltz, by Edward L. White- 1851; Verdi's Waltz, by Edward L. White- 1851;The Greek March, by W. C. Peters- 1840; The Accomplished Young Lady, by Robert More and John Parry; Ap Shenkin, by John Parry; Part of "Happy Land", by E. F. Rimbault. Some of these pieces have illustrations worth mentioning. "The Lily of the Valley" has a full page color lithograph by B. W. Thayer and Co. "Will YOu Come to My Mountain Home?" has a 3/4 page lithograph of a man and and a woman walking along the shore. Intricate and detailed. 1848."The Gipsey Girl or Charlotte Stanley" has a 1/2 page portrait of a woman with a very detailed costume and (assumed) Gyspies in the background. Lithograph by W. Sharp of Sharp and Peiree. "Barcarole de Marie" has a medallion sized illustration of a moman with an instrument and a book in the forest by R. Westall and W. Finden. "Les Wilis" Has a 1/2 page title illustration of fairies dancing in the night sky. The "Swanee River" sheet music is the first example of this song. Photos available upon request. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria.

      Richard Bentley, London 1852 - 8vo. pp. XX, [4], 281, [1] With 21 sepia lithograph plates including 2 maps. Bound in publisher's blind stamped blue cloth; corners slightly bumped; re-backed preserving original gilt cloth spine - some wear, spots of discoloring, a couple letters faded. Endpapers are renewed in matching cream paper. Old inscription written on half title dated 1853; tiny date stamp on upper corner of title page; rear fly-leaf marked "National Library of Canada Seen by NLC." No other institutional markings. Scattered foxing - usually mild (heavier on verso blanks of some plates). The frontispiece map displays light but uniformly distributed foxing; 3-4 plates contain heavier spots of foxing - mostly marginal. A generally sound and attractive copy. Edward Lear (1812-1888) - English artist who is best known for the caricatures in his numerous nonsense books. Lear, however, was also an extensive traveler who produced illustrated accounts of his journeys. His journals in Southern Calabria contain not only beautiful landscape illustrations but also offer many interesting anecdotes concerning life in the Italian peninsula's southernmost province. [Abbey, Travel, 175; Lowndes p. 1328-29]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      J.-P. Migne 1852 - RO40177885: 1164 + 1236 + 1272 + 1212 + 1624 + 1772 pages. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Pièces de titre rouges et noires et étiquettes de code sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse au dos des 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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      New York & Boston. -1856. 1852 - Two volumes. xii,100; iv,96pp. Frontispiece portrait in each volume plus a total of ninety-six chromolithographed plates. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels, t.e.g. Occasional light foxing. Overall a very good, tall set, with nice ample margins. The most beautiful American work on fruits produced in the 19th century, illustrated with ninety-six beautiful chromolithographed plates by the firm of William Sharp of Boston. Hovey was a nurseryman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a leading writer on horticultural topics. The book was originally issued in parts, from 1847 to 1856, and is considered complete in two volumes with ninety-six plates. The ninety- six varieties of fruit described include fifty-three pears, twenty apples, seven cherries, seven peaches, six plums, and three strawberries. Hovey describes the work in terms of national prestige: "There is a national pride, too, which I feel in the publication of a work like this; and that is, that the delicious fruits which have been produced in our own country, many of them surpassed by none of foreign growth.will be here beautifully depicted." Daniel McGrath states: "In 1852, there was published simultaneously in Boston and New York the first use of chromolithography in an American book. In Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA there are 96 plates that in gentle gradations of tone put our chromolithographers in the same class with those of England." OAK SPRING POMONA 61. McGRATH, p.112. BENNETT, p.59. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 20.

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      1852 - DIETRICH, Dr., transl. by Leopold WRAY. THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA. Guben: F. Fechner [n.d. ca. 1852]. 39 pp. 12mo., Rebacked, flyleaves lacking, gilt and green decorated paper covered boards with swan vignette on rear cover. Very good, light rubbing to boards, minor corner wear. Housed in a custom three flap red cloth folding box. (illustrations of African slaves in Havana).

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

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

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      Washington: Printed by Jno. T. Towers, . 1852 - 48pp. plus eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, and six folding maps. Quarto. Original green cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt on front board. Cloth stained, front hinge neatly repaired. Old stain along gutter of titlepage/frontispiece, else generally quite clean internally. Three of the maps with long, closed splits, but with no loss. "Chart of Sacramento River" laid in. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A presentation copy, inscribed on the titlepage: "For Hon. J.W. Denver of California, with the respects of the author." James William Denver (1817-92) was born in Virginia and served in the army during the Mexican War. He had a long and varied political career, serving as a member of the California State Senate in 1852-53, as California's Secretary of State of from 1853 to 1855, and then as a U.S. Congressman from California in 1855-57. In 1852 he engaged in a duel with newspaper editor Edward Gilbert, during which Denver killed Gilbert. Denver went on to serve as secretary and governor of Kansas Territory in 1857-58. It was while governor of Kansas Territory that land speculator William Larimer named the western Kansas town of "Denver" after him (the city would become capital of the state of Colorado). During the Civil War, Denver was a general in the Union Army. This copy also bears the small, early bookplate of Theodore D. Judah of Sacramento on the front pastedown. Though it was published only a little more than a decade before his death, this would seem to be the engineer, Theodore D. Judah (1826-63), who launched the Central Pacific Railroad and was the driving force behind the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. As chief engineer of the Central Pacific, he surveyed the route over the Sierra Nevada that that railroad would eventually take. He lobbied tirelessly in Washington, D.C. for funding for the Transcontinental Railroad, eventually bringing together the "Big Four" railroad barons who would make the project a reality. The "third edition, with additions," after the first of 1851. Ringgold, a U.S. Navy officer, undertook the survey of the area from the Farallones to Sacramento at the request of a group of prominent San Franciscans, and this guide was utilized extensively during the peak years of the emigration and gold rush. The frontispiece is a view of San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island. The other plates show smaller, similar views of other areas, generally two to a plate. This edition was issued the year after the first. A copy with a remarkable provenance. HOWES R303. SABIN 71425. COWAN, p.534. KURUTZ 536d. HILL 1454.

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      C.C.Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, Boston & New York 1852 - Contemporary black half morocco over purple cloth-covered boards, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments An extraordinary, possibly unique copy of the first volume from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese): here with the plates on India paper and mounted to card. The 48 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberries. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp. The extraordinary feature of the present selection is that it includes plates presented in three forms: two of which are different from the usually encountered plates. The first 12 and the final 24 plates are all in an unusual form, printed on India paper and mounted. The Oak Spring set included a supplementary volume that sounds similar, described as "28 leaves of proofs of 29 of the plates, 27 of them printed on India paper, then mounted on heavier paper". The reason for the plates printed in this fashion is not clear, but a possible explanation is that this volume represents an early trial in the printing of the plates. The images are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates, although there is also a New York edition that is considered complete with only 48 plates. Cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61. (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey (on india paper mounted, the mount backed onto thin card, 48 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son (1-12 on thick paper backed onto thin card, 13-24 on thick paper (as usual); 25-48 on india paper mounted onto thin card), numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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