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        The Naval Dry Docks of the United States.

      Norton., New York. 1852 - 125pp, 13 plates, 93pp, 11 plates. In two parts: Pt.1-Granite dry docks, Pt.2-Floating dry docks. All plate images clea but some discolouration to edges of some, tissue guards, some foxing to text pages, new endpapers, splash to rear ep, neat stamp of Dutch engineering college to title page, boards are clean and tight with bright gilt. Will incur additional postage due to weight. 3kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        BIlder aus der Missionswelt. Für die deutsche Jugend nach englischen Originalien bearbeitet und mit kurzen Erläuterungen versehen von J. Josenhans, Inspector der evangelischen Missions-Anstalt zu Basel.

      Mailand, Josef Scholz, o. J. ()ca. 1852 - Quer-8°, (21 x 33.5 cm), 27 S. Text u. 20 farb. lithogr. Taf., Kart., Rücken mit Verlusten an den Kapitalen, Deckel etw. fleckig, Kanten berieben, Buchblock lose, (Kinder-)Besitzerstempel a. Vs., vord. Vs. u. Titelblatt knickspurig, Textbl. u. Taf. v. a. recto gebräunt, letzte zwei Drittel der Blätter mit kleinem Riss am Fusssteg. EA. Als Tafeln enthalten die «Missions-Predigt im alten Britannien», 4 Tafeln aus «Westafrika», 3 aus Indien, 5 aus Neuseeland, 4 aus Nordwestafrika und 3 aus China. ? 20 Tafeln zur erfolgreichen (und scheinbar) nötigen Verbreitung des Worts Gottes in «Negerstädten», bei Hindus, «Wilden und chinesischen «Kindermördern.» [Der edle Weisse bringt die christlich geprägte Zivilisation zu den unzivilsierten Eingeborenen. Und alle sind dann glücklich. Leider ist es heute auch nicht viel besser trotz political correctness.] 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Les Actes Des Apotres Modernes Relations Epistolaires Et Authentiques Des Voyages (Entrepris Par Les Missionaires Catholiques)

      Au Bureau, Paris 1852 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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        Ponte di Vimercate (senza titolo)

      1852-53, Vimercate 1852 - Veduta del ponte di S. Rocco, con archi romani e torri medioevali. Litografia stampata su fondo seppia mm 204x259

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Berlin und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Originalansichten. Historisch - topographisch beschrieben von Ludwig Rellstab.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1852.. gest. Titel m. Frontispiz, 152 SS. und 30 Stst.- Tafeln mit Ansichten, 8°, Or.- GLwd. m. Blindpr. u. goldgepr. Rtit. (L.ber., besch. u.best.). Berlin Bibl., S. 63. - 1. Ausgabe. Mit schönen Ansichten von Berlin, darunter Gesamtans., Bibliothek, Breite Straße, Charlottenburger Schloß, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Schloß, Schloßbrücke, Zeughaus, Spandau (2), Strahlau, sowie Potsdam ( 4x). - Erst 1854 erschien die Ausgabe mit 55 Blatt. - Nur minimal fleckig und insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS

      1852. Very Good. MACKAY, Charles. MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, 2 VOLUMES. London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852. 2nd edition. Two volumes bound as one: viii,303,vi,322 pp. Frontispiece and a vignette title-page at the start of each volume, with wood-engraved text illustrations throughout. Octavo, publisher's green cloth binding, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, blocked in blind on sides, dulled gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to forecorners, but a sound and attractive copy overall. Text leaves are clean, though some of the paper has toned. Engraved bookplate of G. I. Fisher to front pastedown and a library stamp on the recto of each frontisp. and on the vignette t.p. for Volume 1. No other marks. A very good copy of this early, ground breaking study of crowd behavior, whose topics include John Law and the Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, tulipomania, the crusades, witch mania, haunted houses, duels and ordeals, etc., and whose influence extends through today. A scarce title in the less common one-volume format, housed a custom clamshell box.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      London: John Cassell, 1852 Illustrated by George Cruikshank. First British illustrated edition. Publisher's blue cloth, with boards and spine decoratively tooled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, light rubbing to the hinges, a few spots of minor soiling and light rubbing to the otherwise clean boards, spine cracked inside the covers but binding still sturdy and fully intact, bright and clean pages. Overall, a tight and clean copy. Housed in a custom green slipcase with matching chemise, with green straight-grained morocco spine stamped and ruled in gilt, some toning and rubbing to spine, else fine. Originally published serially from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852 in the American abolitionist periodical The National Era, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel about the human cost of slavery in the American South. Inspired by the increased stringency of the Fugitive Slave Law after the Compromise of 1850, the novel features two African-American slaves trying to preserve their families in spite of their often abusive oppression. Tom, the title character, is a religious man and chooses to work within the slavery system to ensure his family's protection. Alternately, the other main character, Eliza Harris, chooses to flee slavery and escape to freedom in Canada. Throughout the text, Stowe preaches her own Christian beliefs as a means to abolishing slavery, encouraging compassion, mercy, and forgiveness as solutions. Originally published in book form in two volumes by John P. Jewett and Co. in Boston on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was an instant best seller, with 300,000 copies sold in the United States and 1.5 million copies sold in Great Britain within the first year. Due to its immediate popularity, Uncle Tom's Cabin has a complicated printing history in Great Britain, where it was pirated multiple times before authorized publication. This first Cassell edition is very collectible, by virtue of Cruikshank's wood engravings.. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Kit Carson - artifact

      - Piece of dress fabric, circa 1852, owned by Kit Carson's third wife Josefa Jaramillo (1828-1868), who hailed from a well-respected Spanish Catholic family in the Southwest. The fabric, with pink background and red, white, and darker pink flowers, measures approximately 2 x 8 inches; with a letter of authenticity from Lillian S. Wood, wife of Charles T. Wood, grandson of Kit and Josefa Carson, who had been bequeathed the fabric. According to Wood, Carson had material for a dress to Josefa “upon delivery of each of their children at birth” (between 1852 and 1868). Another piece of the same dress is preserved at the Kit Carson Home and Museum, Taos, New Mexico. A most unusual Carson-related artifact with a distinguished provenance

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        An Abridgement of Scripture History; Consisting of Lessons Selected from the Old Testament, for the Use of Schools and Families

      ondon- Francis and John Rivington, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AThis is a copy of this selection of religious lessons by Sarah Trimmer. %0D%0ASarah Trimmer was a writer and critic of 18th-century British children's literature as well as an educational reformer. She produced many educational text for the use of charity schools. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a full calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some light bumping. Joints and hinges failed with boards held by cords only. Ink inscription to front pastedown dated 1852. Internally, firmly bound. Pages cockled but bright and generally clean with some scattered spots. Overall: FAIR due to boards. %0D%0A.

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        REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF CASTNER HANWAY FOR TREASON, IN THE RESISTANCE OF THE EXECUTION OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW OF SEPTEMBER, 1850. BEFORE JUDGES GRIER AND KANE. . . TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE SUBJECT OF FUGITIVES FROM LABOR, THE CHARGES OF JUDGE KANE TO THE GRAND JURIES IN RELATION THERETO, AND A STATEMENT OF THE POINTS OF LAW DECIDED BY THE COURT DURING THE TRIAL. . . FROM THE NOTES OF ARTHUR CANNON AND SAMUEL B. DALRYMPLE, PHONOGRAPHIC REPORTERS APPOINTED BY THE COURT FOR THIS CASE.

      King & Baird, Philadelphia 1852 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera]
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        G. Osbaldeston Esqr. extraordinary match of 200 miles against time

      B. Moss, London 1852 - A fine quality image, engraved by James Pollard from his own drawing. Re-issue of a plate first published by T. Helme in 1831 and depicting the famous sportsman George Osbaldeston (1787-1866), "at the Newmarket Houghton meeting [of 1831, where] he performed an extraordinary feat. He undertook to ride two hundred miles in ten consecutive hours for a bet of a thousand guineas, the number and choice of horses being unlimited. He divided the distance to be covered into heats of four miles each, changing his horse at the conclusion of each heat, and he accomplished his task one hour and eighteen minutes within the time specified, having ridden, allowing for stoppages, at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour." ( DNB ). James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day. [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.149; cf. Selway James Pollard 1792-1867 p.45 (1831 issue); Siltzer p.220. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by James Pollard.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        [August] v. Borries: Theoretisches Lehrbuch des Lokomotivbaues. Die Lokomotivkraft, die Bewegung, Führung, Ausprobierung und das Entwerfen der Lokomotiven im Auftrage des Vereins Deutscher Maschinen-Ingenieure. Mit 455 Textfiguren. Berlin, J. Springer, 1911. Gr.-8vo. (26,8 x 19,0 cm). XVI, 692 S., 2 Bl. Anzeigen. Orig.-Leinwandband mit Goldprägung.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Das theoretische Hauptwerk des bekannten Lokomotivkonstrukteurs u. Professors für Maschinenbau an der TH Berlin, August von Borries (1852-1906), nach seinem Tod fortgeführt u. abgeschlossen von seinem Nachfolger in der Eisenbahndirektion Hannover Friedrich Leitzmann (1842-1911). Metzeltin: Bahn 2173. - Metzeltin: Lokomotive S. 28 u. 124. - Matschoss S. 26 u. NDB II, 474f. (zu Borries). - Kaiser/Buchge 7346. - Rücken gering verfärbt. Leicht gebräunt. Mit Anmerkungen u. Berechnung mit Bleistift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
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        Uncle TomÕs Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. 2 vols, 8vo, [iii], vi-x, [1], 13-312; [i-iii], iv, [1], 6-322 pp. Original publisherÕs purple cloth over boards. BAL B binding with vignette on top cover stamped in gilt; backstrips lettered in gilt, otherwise blindstamped. Inconspicuous rubbing and wear at extremities. Housed in a full light-brown slipcase, the back panel lettered in gilt and somewhat sunfaded. Very good. First edition. 18 September 1850 marked the United States CongressÕ passage of the Fugitive Slave Act which mandated the federal government as responsible for the return of escaped slaves and required significant penalties for any official that failed his duty. Those found aiding and abetting a fugitive slave were subject to imprisonment and fine. This was a watershed moment for the abolitionist movement and a so-called final straw for Stowe. By 1851, she had already found modest success as an author, and in March of the same year Ã’proposed a serialized story embodying a series of sketches showing the evils of life under slavery. Inspired by religious zeal its author wrote with great speed, producing installment after weekly installmentÉfinally bringing the story to a close on 1 April 1851. Even before the conclusion of the serial the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing the book formÉand the two volumesÉappeared on 20 March 1852, two installments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of 5,000 copies was sold out in a couple of days and the second printing of the same sizeÉwas completely disposed of by the end of MarchÓ (PMM). BAL 19343. PMM 332. Grolier American 100, #61. Grolier English 100 p. 183.& & Provenance: The Caroline Boeing Poole Collection, sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal in 1977 to the current consignor.&

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        Genealogische Tabellen der Arabischen Stämme und Familien. In zwei Abtheilungen. Mit historischen und geographischen Bemerkungen in einem alphabetischen Register. Aus den Quellen zusammengestellt.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1852-1853.. 2 vols. 4to and 8vo. 96 ff. XIII, (3), 476 pp. Original cloth.. First edition; exceedingly rare with all the genealogical tables as present here. Contains the history and early genealogy of all Arab tribes and families. "An indispensable tool of the trade for any scholar of Arabic studies" (cf. Fück). - The German orientalist H. F. Wüstenfeld (1808-99), known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history. - A good copy, removed from the Tylor Library of Social Anthropology, Oxford, with their bookplate and stamps; previously in the collection of the British colonial administrator Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael (1882-1969), who served as High Commissioner of the British Mandate of Palestine from 1938 to 1944. - Macro 2344. NYPL Arabia coll. p. 17. Fück, 194.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Karte des Kantons Zürich im Masstab von 1: 25?000 nach den in den Jahren 1843 bis 1851 gemachten Aufnahmen von 1852 bis 1865 auf Stein gravirt im topographischen Bureau in Zürich.

      Zürich 1852 - -1868. 32 Blätter (inkl. Titel und Übersichtsblatt IV) 34 x 52 cm (47 x 65 cm with Rand) davon 30 Karten farbig lithographiert lose in Leinen-Mappe d.Zt. with Deckeltitel. Bändel fehlt. Ecken etwas berieben. Gering stockfleckig. ?Der offizelle Name des Kartenwerkes lautet eigentlich Topographische Karte des Kantons Zürich 1 : 25?000; allgemein bekannt ist es aber unter der Bezeichnung ?Wild-Karte? und es trägt diesen Namen zu Recht. Denn es war Ingenieur Johannes Wild, der sowohl die topographischen Aufnahmen des Kantons Zürich von 1845-1852 leitete, eigenhändig die Proben für die Reproduktion erstellte, als auch von 1852 bis 1868 die Lithographierung beaufsichtigte. Dawith gab er der Karte das ganz eigene Gepräge, das sie zu einer der schönsten ihrer Zeit machte? (Cartographica Helvetica, Juli 1990, Heft 2. Alfred Oberli). Gutes und sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        Le Rhin de Bale a Dusseldorf avec des excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat rhenan, les vallees de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald;...

      Coblenz, Baedeker 1852.. 2. edition entierement refondue... Titel, 2 nn. Bl., XXIV, 258 S. Avec 15 vues, 1 carte geographique et les plans des villes de Strasbourg, Francfort, Mayence, Coblence, Bonn, Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle et Dusseldorf, et du jardin de Schwetzingen. Illustr. O(Biedermeier-)Ppbd. (ger. bestoßen; VDeckel mit Vignette: Zu haben in der Buchhandlung J. Wittmann in Bonn).. Hinrichsen F 3.- Seltene frühe französische Ausgabe, deren Text auf der 7. Auflage von Baedeker's Rheinreise beruht.- Titelblatt mit Spuren von gelöschtem Stempel; hinterer Innendeckel mit entferntem Exlibris, sonst, von minimalen Stockfleckchen abgesehen, sauber erhalten.

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        Rheinreise von Basel bis Düsseldorf mit Ausflügen in das Elsaß und die Rheinpfalz, das Murg- und Neckarthal, an die Bergstraße, in den Odenwald und Taunus, in das Nahe-, Lahn., Ahr-, Roer-, Wupper- und Ruhrthal und nach Aachen.

      Koblenz, Bädeker 1852.. 7. verb. u. verm. Auflage. 16,5 x 10,7 cm. LII, 344 S. Mit 15 Ansichten, zwei Karten und den Plänen von Straßburg, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, des Heidelberger Schlosses und des Schwetzinger Gartens. Illustr. Orig.-(Biedermeier-)Pappband (berieben, Rücken erneuert).. Hinrichsen D 6.- Seltene und frühe Ausgabe, mit Ansichten von Ehrenbreitstein, dem Heidelberger Schloss, Freyburg, Badenweiler, Mainz, Rheinstein, Oberwesel, der Lurlei (!), St. Goar und Rheinfels, Marksburg, Braubach, Stolzenfels, Cöln etc.- Neu aufgebunden, einige Blätter an den Rändern etwas ergänzt.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES BUCHANAN TO MAYOR DAVID LYNCH, WITH CANDID OPINIONS FROM BUCHANAN ON DEMOCRATIC RIVALS LEWIS CASS AND STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, AND EVENTUAL WHIG NOMINEE GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT].

      Wheatland, near Lancaster [Pa.]. April 28, 1852. - [2]pp., on a folded folio leaf, docketed on the fourth page. One horizontal and two vertical folds. Lightly dampstained. Two tiny edge tears. Very good. In a blue half leather and cloth folding box, gilt. An outstanding political content letter from future president James Buchanan, marked "Private" for Mayor David Lynch of Pittsburgh, whose support Buchanan secured for his potential presidential nomination at the 1852 Democratic Convention. Buchanan concisely conveys to Lynch his assessment of three close rivals for the White House. Buchanan had presidential aspirations as early as 1834 when he was elected to the Senate. He was considered for the 1844 Democratic nomination, which would eventually go to James K. Polk. For his support, Buchanan was appointed by Polk as Secretary of State in 1845. Buchanan made a good run at the 1852 nomination, though the nomination and ultimately the presidency went to Franklin Pierce. In this letter, dated just over a month before the Democractic National Convention at Maryland Institute Hall in Baltimore, Buchanan writes candidly about other potential presidential nominees. Of Gen. Lewis Cass, Buchanan writes: "Your review of some matters relating to General Cass contains nothing but facts; & yet should it ever be traced to you from our known friendship & intimacy it will be employed by his friends to injure me.Neither Cass nor his leading friends in Pennsylvania deserve any forbearance at our hands; but he has friends in other States, who, I know, are strongly inclined in my favor, & we ought not to pursue any course which would drive them from their purpose." Buchanan's appraisal of Stephen A. Douglas is measured, but positive: "He possesses fine talents, a strong character & decided energy; & although I cannot approve all his conduct or that of some of his friends, he is not liable to so many objections as his western competitor [Lewis Cass]. With a few years good training, he would make an excellent President." Buchanan reserves the most heat for his Whig adversary, Gen. Winfield Scott, writing, "Scott, in order to secure all the free soil votes of the non- slaveholding States, will refrain from signing a pledge to sustain the Fugitive Slave Law; but yet he will give assurances to his Southern friends that he will faithfully execute this law & there will be proclaimed every where in the South." General Winfield Scott was nominated by the Whigs on the 53rd ballot at their June 17-20, 1852 convention also held at Maryland Institute Hall, and then soundly defeated in November by Pierce, 296-42 electoral votes. Scott won just four states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Interestingly, Buchanan does not discuss Pierce in this letter, as the latter emerged as a compromise candidate well into the balloting process at the 1852 Democratic convention. A candid peek inside the political mind of a future president.

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        Arctic Miscellanies, A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

      Colburn & Co, London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). xviii, 347 pp. Text is compiled from a newspaper - the "Aurora Borealis" - published aboard one of the four ships of the expedition in 1850 which set out in search of Sir John Franklin. The small squadron was trapped in the ice for nearly 12 months, during which time commanders, officers, and crew contributed musings on a variety of subjects, some humorous, some scientific. Amongst their regrets of home and country they feared not seeing the Great Exhibition, however they did return to London in time to see the last week of the famous Exhibition. The pages of the Aurora Borealis are a reflection of the harmony and good-fellowship, the order and Christian union which prevailed in the Expedition.Ex college library copy in 3/4 dark green calf binding over cloth boards. Gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments. Boards lightly worn and rubbed but gilt still bright. Book plate on front paste down. Illustrated with colored lithograph frontispiece (foxed and neatly repaired), wood engraved title page vignette and several engravings in the text. Some occasional foxing to contents and tiny corner chips to to several pages. Overall a very clean crisp copy Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Arctic; 19th century; Journalistic History. Inventory No: 16970..

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        "The hunter-naturalist. Romance of sporting; or, wild scenes and wild hunters."

      Philadelphia: "Lippincott, Grambo & Co.". 1852. "Second edition, second (and best) printing, large 8vo, pp. [3]-6, 8, 17- 610; 10 chromolithograph plates (5 by the western artist, Alfred Jacob Miller), 1 steel-engraved plate, plus numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; original brown cloth; spine slightly faded, one signature extended, some wrinkling and one or two short tears in the fore-margin of perhaps 20pp., otherwise generally a very good copy of the first book printed in America with color lithographs. Originally published in 1851.& & From Ron Tyler's biography of Alfred Jacob Miller (1982, p. 448): ""A second printing [of the second 1852 edition] by Lippincott, with the same title and date finally gave credit to Miller by adding in type under each picture, ""Miller pinx't."" A further change in format which serves as a handy way to identify this especially desirable version of the book, was the addition of a black line border around the margin of the text on every page."" This copy with a nice 19th century bookseller's label of Loewy Brothers, San Jose, Cal. printed on green stock on front pastedown. Howes W196."

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        A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND

      1852. With a Frontispiece [in each volume] by F. W. Topham. [In Three Volumes.] London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852/1853/1854. Undated ad leaf in each volume. Original blind-stamped rose-brown cloth with cover vignette in gilt. First Edition, first issue. The three volumes of A CHILD'S HISTORY were published separately, around Christmas in 1851, 1852 and 1853 (each dated the following year on its title page). Drawing from Keightley's HISTORY, Dickens sporadically dictated chapters to Georgina Hogarth; these first appeared in his "Household Words," then were issued in book form as each year came to a close.~The first issue is identifiable by the Vol I ad leaf, which lists four titles plus the five Christmas books, and does not mention this title; both the second volume and the third volume also have an ad leaf, but these appear in one state only -- listing (in addition to the Christmas books) five titles in Vol II and six titles including this one in Vol III. As usual, this set has the blue-and-red-on-white marbled endpapers, with page edges to match.~This is a bright, near-fine set: the only noteworthy flaw is that most of one rear endpaper is lacking. There is practically no external wear or soil, the cloth has scarcely any of the usual fading, the cover gilt remains bright, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. In recent years this has become quite a difficult Dickens title to find in collectible condition. Smith II pp 71-80. Provenance: from the estate of Harold Hartshorne Jr.; loosely inserted is the Anderson Galleries remittance form from their 1924 sale of the collection of Harold Hartshorne (perhaps the son bought back his father's copy?). Housed in a full morocco pull-off case.

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        Travels in Mexico and California:

      First Edition in Original WrappersCLARKE, 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

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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

      Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The expedition led by Howard Stansbury, captain of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, was one of the first to survey the Salt Lake valley and report on the natural history and settlements of the LDS pioneers. Rebound in half leather with marbled paper boards and gilt accents, both volumes in one. Fifty-seven plates and two maps. Lacks the three paleontology plate, but these were most likely never issued with this copy. Binding in excellent condition, interior pages show wear for age, some creasing and wear to maps. Wagner Camp 219:2, Howes S-894, Graff 3947.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      London "28, Deanstreet, Soho" , 19. VIII. 1852.. 1 S. 8vo.. An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig, dem er Artikel für dessen Zeitschrift "Die Gegenwart" anbietet: "Euer Hochwohlgeboren | frage ich hiermit an, ob Sie [ ] eine Ausführung brauchen können über: 'Die moderne nationalökonomische Litteratur in England. Von 1830-1852'. So viel ich weiß, ist bisher keine ähnliche Arbeit, weder englisch noch deutsch geliefert worden. Sie würde umfassen 1) die allgemeinen Werke über politische Ökonomie, 2) die Spezialschriften, die während jenes Zeitraums erschienen, soweit sie sich an epochemachende Controversen anschlossen, also über die Population, d. Colonien, die Bankfrage, Schutzzoll u. Handelsfreiheit etc [ ] Eine andre Arbeit, die vielleicht in diesem Augenblick zeitgemäß wäre, ist 'Der gegenwärtige Stand der Parteien', die sich in dem nächsten Parlament gegenüberstehn werden [ ]". - Am Kopf ein Antwortvermerk vom 27. August. - Marx / Engels Werke Band 28 Nr. 29. - In seinem Brief an Engels vom 8. IX. 1852 schildert Marx seine verzweifelte ökonomische Lage, die ihm nicht einmal gestatte, einen Arzt für Frau und Töchter zu rufen, "weil ich kein Geld für Medizin habe [ ] Ich habe alles versucht, aber umsonst [ ] Ich wende mich an Brockhaus und biete ihm Artikel für die 'Gegenwart' von unverfänglichem Inhalt. Er schlägt in einem sehr höflichen Briefe ab [ ]" (a. a. O. Nr. 58).

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        New Universal Atlas of the World

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

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        "Plan des Kanals von der Donau zum Maine". Plan von Bamberg bis Kelheim mit zahlreichen Randnotizen zu Baukosten, technischen und landschaftlichen Erklärungen (25,5 x 13,5 cm), umgeben von Plänen (Bamberg, Kelheim, Nürnberg und Erlangen), Ansichten und Aufrissen von Schleusen und Brücken sowie zahlreichen Erklärungen.

      . Lithographie bei Lachmüller, Bamberg, um 1852, 48,5 x 35,5 cm.. Sehr seltenes, zeitgenössisches Dokument "Reducirt nach den Originalplänen". Die breiten Ränder gering fleckig und mit kleinen, hinterlegten Einrissen.

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        Ornithologie Bresilienne ou Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil, remarquables par leur plumage, leur chant ou leurs habitudes.

      Rio de Janeiro: Waterlow and Sons London for Thomas Reeves ?-1856 1852 - Chromolithgraph plate printed in colour and finished by hand. Overall sheet size: 602mm by 432mm. Birds depicted: Tanagra Mexicana, Tanagra Peruviana, Tanagra Chloroptera and Tanagra Cularis Descourtilz worked for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. He was the son of French adventurer, botanist and naturalist Michel Etienne Descourtilz. The only other work that Descourtilz was known to have illustrated was his father's work Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles . Sitwell Fine Bird Books: 90

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        History Of The United States, Or Republic Of America: With A Chronological Table and a Series of Progressive Maps

      New York, NY: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1852. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. 12 Maps. Signed by Author. (full book description) A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY, 1852. NEW Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", 523pgs. 12 Maps. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and dated by author on blank page after front endpaper. Modern professional rebinding in dark blue cloth with maroon spine label and gold gilt letters. Page ends moderately browned, maps are browned, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. SCARCE. Emma Willard SIGNED copy. Covers VG+, text VG-. 11 of 12 maps Good,last one VG+. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        PROYECTO Y ENSAYO DE UNA LENGUA UNIVERSAL Y FILOSOFICA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1852. 112pag + deplegable (foto) + 3h. 20x14. Filologia. Desconocida y Rarisima Obra con el primerisimo idioma universal antes del Volapuk y del Esperanto. Magnifico ejemplar y dificil en comercio. Ref 5.5 Biblioteca A.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES BUCHANAN TO MAYOR DAVID LYNCH, WITH CANDID OPINIONS FROM BUCHANAN ON DEMOCRATIC RIVALS LEWIS CASS AND STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, AND EVENTUAL WHIG NOMINEE GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT]

      Wheatland, near Lancaster [Pa.]. April 28, 1852.. [2]pp., on a folded folio leaf, docketed on the fourth page. One horizontal and two vertical folds. Lightly dampstained. Two tiny edge tears. Very good. In a blue half leather and cloth folding box, gilt. An outstanding political content letter from future president James Buchanan, marked "Private" for Mayor David Lynch of Pittsburgh, whose support Buchanan secured for his potential presidential nomination at the 1852 Democratic Convention. Buchanan concisely conveys to Lynch his assessment of three close rivals for the White House. Buchanan had presidential aspirations as early as 1834 when he was elected to the Senate. He was considered for the 1844 Democratic nomination, which would eventually go to James K. Polk. For his support, Buchanan was appointed by Polk as Secretary of State in 1845. Buchanan made a good run at the 1852 nomination, though the nomination and ultimately the presidency went to Franklin Pierce. In this letter, dated just over a month before the Democractic National Convention at Maryland Institute Hall in Baltimore, Buchanan writes candidly about other potential presidential nominees. Of Gen. Lewis Cass, Buchanan writes: "Your review of some matters relating to General Cass contains nothing but facts; & yet should it ever be traced to you from our known friendship & intimacy it will be employed by his friends to injure me....Neither Cass nor his leading friends in Pennsylvania deserve any forbearance at our hands; but he has friends in other States, who, I know, are strongly inclined in my favor, & we ought not to pursue any course which would drive them from their purpose." Buchanan's appraisal of Stephen A. Douglas is measured, but positive: "He possesses fine talents, a strong character & decided energy; & although I cannot approve all his conduct or that of some of his friends, he is not liable to so many objections as his western competitor [Lewis Cass]. With a few years good training, he would make an excellent President." Buchanan reserves the most heat for his Whig adversary, Gen. Winfield Scott, writing, "Scott, in order to secure all the free soil votes of the non- slaveholding States, will refrain from signing a pledge to sustain the Fugitive Slave Law; but yet he will give assurances to his Southern friends that he will faithfully execute this law & there will be proclaimed every where in the South...." General Winfield Scott was nominated by the Whigs on the 53rd ballot at their June 17-20, 1852 convention also held at Maryland Institute Hall, and then soundly defeated in November by Pierce, 296-42 electoral votes. Scott won just four states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Interestingly, Buchanan does not discuss Pierce in this letter, as the latter emerged as a compromise candidate well into the balloting process at the 1852 Democratic convention. A candid peek inside the political mind of a future president.

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        Far Off; or Asia and Australia described . With Anecdotes and Numerous Illustrations?

      T. Hatchard, London 1852 - Small octavo, frontispiece, folding map and numerous vignettes; a little foxed, front hinge split and tender, otherwise very good in original gilt decorated green cloth. Rare: first edition, first issue of a work that was one of the most popular goldfields-era accounts of Australia. 'If you were in Sydney, you would hardly think you were in a savage island; for you would see no savages in the streets. What is become of those who once lived in these parts? They are all dead, or gone to other parts of the island. The last black near Sydney, used to talk of the old times, and say, "When I was a black pick-a-ninny, plenty of black fellow then. Only one left now, Mitter."' Mortimer's work went through many reprints and new editions, but this first edition is very scarce. Ferguson listed only three copies of the work, all later: in his own collection, the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia (eighth, twelfth and thirteenth thousand respectively). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natural-historia för hemmet och skolan.

      Beskrifningar och afbildningar af föremål utur alla naturens riken. Efter tillförlitliga källor bearbetad. Med öfver 400 kolorerade figurer. Sthlm, N. Marcus, (1852)-53. Tvär-folio. (2),101 s. & XXXIV handkolorerade litograferade plr. Samtida marmorerat pappbd med nyare blå pappersrygg. Lager- och småfläckig på sina håll. I textdelen lagningar i nedre marginalen på s. 1-10 och 21. En mindre fuktfläck i övre marginalen från s. 79 till slutet. Bra ex.. Utgavs i fyra häften på Huldbergs förlag. Atlasdelen utgörs av färglagda litografier efter utländsk förlaga. Dal skriver: "Koloreringen är utförd med Huldbergs egen metod, lika dålig som alltid; skogssnäppan är grön och ejdern har ljusblå vingar. Några av planscherna bjuder på egenartade sammanställningar av djur och natur, på plansch XIX avbildas t.ex. guldfasan, kalkon, vaktel, duva, struts, kasuar och den utdöda dronten tillsammans i ett ökenlandskap med en palm"

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        Recueils de textes, mandements et mémoires recueillis par Mgr Beauleret, curé de Dammartin. Tome I, 1835-1845 & Tome II, 1846-1852. (avec des lettres autographes de Parisis)

      1852 - Deux grands in-4° reliés demi-veau de l’époque, dos lisse fleuronné à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison (une petite morsure sans gravité à la charnière du t.I). Le père Beauleret a recueilli pendant toutes les années de son ministère, toutes les instructions pastorales, réquisitions, mandements, sermons publiés par son évêque. Elles sont reliées dans l’odre chronologique ou il les recevait dans sa paroisse et les lettres autographes de Parisis adressées au Père Beauleret sont insérées dans le texte selon l’ordre de leurs arrivées aussi. Pierre Louis Parisis, né le 12 août 1795 à Orléans dans le Loiret. C'est le fils d'un modeste boulanger d'Orléans. Considéré comme turbulent pendant sa jeunesse il deviendra celui que ses contemporains surnommerons «le premier évêque de France ». Il sera ordonné prêtre en 1819 pour le diocèse d'Orléans. Nommé évêque du diocèse de Langres le 28 août 1834, il a été consacré le 8 février 1835 en ayant déjà pris ses fonctions depuis le 19 décembre 1834 succédant à Mgr Jacques-Marie-Adrien-Césaire Mathieu. Le 12 août 1851, il est nommé évêque du diocèse d'Arras en succession de Mgr Hugues de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauragais décédé. Mgr Parisis décède à Arras le 5 mars 1866. Il entre au petit séminaire d'Orléans en 1807. Cinq ans plus tard, il est simultanément précepteur, surveillant et étudiant en théologie. En 1814, alors qu'il n'a que 19 ans, il est professeur de troisième, fonction qu'il assumera jusqu'à son ordination en 1819. Après son ordination, il fut nommé professeur de rhétorique mais, préférant l'action fut ensuite nommé vicaire de la paroisse Saint-Paul d'Orléans. Son zèle et ses nombreux talents firent l'admiration de son curé ce qui lui valut d'être nommé à seulement 33 ans curé de Gien, paroisse de six mille âmes, mais où régnait une forte déchristianisation. Son zèle et sa volonté de fer lui permirent de redresser la situation de manière remarquable et, sans qu'il l'eut lui-même espéré, lui ouvrit les portes de l'épiscopat en succession de Mgr Matthieu, nommé archevêque de Besançon. En tant qu'évêque de Langres, Mgr Parisis favorisa les congrégations religieuses, relança les synodes diocésains, intensifia les retraites et multiplia les visites pastorales et éleva un grand séminaire. Il essayait sans cesse de se rapprocher des ouailles qui lui avaient été confiées essayant même de rapprocher les dissidents de la Foi. S'il est donc vrai que son action pastorale dans son diocèse de Langres fut intense, son action la plus importante fut sans nul doute la réforme qu'il entreprit pour le rétablissement et le respect de la liturgie romaine. Cette réforme eut d'ailleurs un retentissement qui dépassa largement les frontières de son diocèse, la France ayant encore une forte tendance gallicane. En outre, pendant la préparation du concile Vatican I portant sur l'infaillibilité pontificale, Mgr Parisis se fera le "champion de Rome" s'opposant à de nombreux évêques français à tendance gallicane, tel que Mgr Dupanloup. C'est avec ce bilan élogieux que Mgr Parisis fut nommé à succéder à Mgr de la Tour d'Auvergne-Lauragais en tant qu'évêque d'Arras le 12 août 1851. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington. An Elaborate Panoramic View of the Entire Funeral Procession, Upwards of Sixty-Six Feet in Length

      London: Ackermann and Co., 1852 . First edition. Leporellos. Good. One of the longest and most ambitious processional panoramas ever produced, as befitting the august subject. 66 feet, or over 2,100 cm. Closed, within its chemise case, it measures 15 by 38 cm, and there are 56 panels, including a center panel with a vertical fold-out depicting the funeral car containing Wellington's coffin. Considerable wear along some folds, with a few closed tears along the folds repaired. Soiling scattered throughout the panorama. Original cloth case rebacked with matching cloth.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 19. I. 1852.. 1½ SS. Gr.-8vo.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Hoch erfreut, seit Jahr und Tag einmal wieder von Ihnen mein theurer Freund, unmittelbar zu hören, erwidere ich umgehend auf Ihre liebenswürdige Zuschrift vom 16. d. daß mir jeder von Ihnen empfohlene Gast willkommen ist. Veranlassen Sie Fräulein Kromeyer mir baldgefälligst ihr Repertoire zu schicken; ein Gastspiel sichere ich ihr zum Voraus zu, und zwar, nach der ersten Rolle zu bestimmen eine von drei oder von sechs Rollen. Ãœber deren Wahl werden wir leicht uns einigen, ebenso über das Honorar [...] Sie wissen, wie es in einem Komödienhause zugeht, obendrein wenn drei Gäste dem Hausherrn den Kopf warm machen. So brauch' ich denn die Kürze meiner Antwort nicht zu entschuldigen [...]". - Franz von Dingelstedt war von 1851 bis 1857 Intendant am Hoftheater in München. - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette.

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        Bleak House (In the Original 20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans, London (March 1852-September 1853) - In the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19, in the original blue-green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. First issue, with uncorrected text (p. 19, line 6 with "elgble;" p. 209, line 23 with "chair;" p. 275, line 22 with "counsinship.") The plates in part I are browned at edges; all other plates are very good to fine; the dark plate in part XVI has light off-setting to facing page. Several parts have spines expertly renewed; small loss at a few spine ends. Neat owner name on front wrap of parts I, XIII and XIX/XX; number on part I is written in ink (wrapper is correct). Altogether and outstanding set, complete, with all the ads and slips called for and quite scarce as such. Housed in a handsome red quarter-leather slipcase. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 275-304. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HMS "Rattlesnake" Commanded by Captain Owen Stanley R.N. entering the Louisiade Archipelago, June 14th, 1849

      London: Day and Son, 1852. Coloured lithograph measuring 250 x 350 mm., fine in mount. Dramatic and finely executed coloured lithograph of the survey vessel HMS Rattlesnake by eminent marine artist Sir Oswald Brierly (1817 - 1894). Under the command of Captain Stanley Owen the Rattlesnake undertook an extensive marine survey of the Great Barrier Reef and seas off New Guinea. Brierly joined the vessel in 1848 and painted skilful and beautiful marine studies throughout the voyage. Significantly, the expedition was also concerned with investigating the diverse natural history of the tropical coast of northern Australia and the archipelagos to the east of New Guinea. The chief naturalist, John MacGillivray, was assisted by the youthful surgeon Thomas H. Huxley who was later renowned as a leading biologist of the era. This lithograph depicts the Rattlesnake entering the Louisiade Archipelago located 200 kilometres to the southeast of New Guinea. This hydrography of this region was virtually unknown by the mid nineteenth-century, largely due to the previous control of the region by the Dutch who discouraged British naval activity in the area. Surveying such waters was skilful and dangerous work, justly celebrated in commemorative prints such as this one.

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        (JAPANESE PRINT BOOK -- MEIJA ERA)

      This unusual text is a middle school textbook for plants, and was created, according to our Japanese linguist, in the 38th year of the reign of Emperor Meija (1852-1912), who ruled from 1867 until his death -- which dates it to 1905. Laid into a small 4to portfolio (paper over heavy card stock with paper label), it is published accordion style, which unfolded measures over 15 feet in length. Very good/very good. The portfolio is age toned, rubbed and lightly soiled and has a restored hinge; the text block itself has small paper loss to the sole text page (expertly restored) and archival strengthening of some of the accordion folds (versos only). Fascinating and lovely, if cryptic, this Japanese production apparently includes some Chinese characters identifying the drawings (which include marijuana) and naming the Japanese artists. A prologue in Japanese identifies it as a middle school text for identifying plants. As our knowledge of the Japanese and Chinese languages is, shall we say, extremely limited -- okay, nonexistent -- our bibliographical details are accordingly scanty. What we do know is that the watercolors are superb renderings accomplished entirely in shades of grey with only a couple of highlights in the palest of pink and green -- stark and simple, with no background. There are striking, delicate closeups of a variety of exotic-looking plants and flowers (one with butterfly hovering nearby) and a single dramatic landscape showing a snow-capped mountain, each of these twelve scenes occupying a two-page (13" X 9½") spread. Each watercolor has a small, round 5/8ths diameter rubberstamp the text of which we have not identified. A beautiful thing that must be seen to be appreciated.

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        ALS concerning sale of fruit and wine from Cape Town to Hovil & Sons in London

      Sydney: 19 June, 1852. Bifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, old folds; very good. Buying wines and fruit from Cape Town. Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As the writer notes to their colleagues in London, R. Hovil & Sons, they are able to send net proceeds of almost 500 pounds sterling, an impressive figure. Levick & Piper were an important Sydney retailer, initially on George Street, but later at Pitt Street opposite the old Union Bank, selling everything from mouse-traps to iron-mongery. The company also did a roaring trade in food and wine, importing from all around the world (and developing a relationship with Cape Town in the process). There is presumably a connection with the 1830s firm of Levick & Younger (of George Street), but the Levick & Piper association dates from January 1849, when James and Joseph Levick went into partnership with Frederick Piper. The firm continued with a flourishing trade and in 1856 expanded to Melbourne, opening an importing warehouse on Flinders Lane. The Sydney business seems to have been wound up in 1857.

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        HMS "Mæander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail for anchoring

      London: Ackermann, 1852. Pair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm.; framed. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T.G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns. The first print shows the Mæander in the Pacific, shortening sail in heavy weather; the caption dates the events to 9 July 1850; in the second the ship is coming slowly to anchor in Rio de Janeiro, and the scene is dated 9 June 1851. Both prints are dedicated to Henry Keppel, and the ship's officers. Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) was a leading marine painter, and he had also studied naval architecture. He sailed on numerous expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage surveying the Barrier Reef, with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer, and on the Galatea with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Brierly joined Henry Keppel on H.M.S. Mæander after his voyage on the Rattlesnake and visited New Zealand, Tahiti and South America, returning to England in July 1851. A description of the voyage is given in Admiral Keppel's A Sailor's Life Under Four Sovereigns (London, 1899).

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        La France Maritime . 4 volumes. Complet.

      Dutertre, Libraire, Editeur. 1852 Demi - reliure, dos long orné de fers romantiques. Dos présentant des frottements & épidermures. Inérieur frais. Coins émoussés. Solides exemplaires. Complet de ses planches. 404pp - 54 planches, 402pp - 49 planches, 402pp - 46 planches, 408pp - 52 planches..

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