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        [Op. 101]. Minnespiel aus F. Rückert's Liebesfrühling [Subtitle]: für eine und mehrere Singstimmen (Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte... No. 1[-8]

      Leipzig: F. Whistling [PNs] 670-678. [1852]. Folio. [1] (title printed within decorative border), [2] (blank), [3] ("Inhalt"), 4-47 pp. Engraved. With publisher's small blindstamp to first three leaves. Disbound. Very slightly worn; occasional light foxing. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 221. McCorkle p. 440. Hirsch Leipzig catalogue p. 36. Hoboken 15, 174. "Rather more ambitious [than Op. 29] is the Minnespiel, Op. 101 (1849)... which contains four solos, two duets and two quartets. There are some attractive things in this collection. In the duet Ich bin dein Baum ('I am your tree') the alto and bass voices are given independent flowing lines, which are characterized by dramatic seventh and octave leaps. Chromatic harmonies are features of two of the solo songs - Liebster, dein Worte stehlen for soprano and O Freund... for alto. The latter song is especially fine, with accented passing notes used in the accompaniment in a wholly individual manner." Walker, ed.: Robert Schumann, p. 368.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Adrian; or the Clouds of the Mind

      New York - D. Appleton and Company, 1852. New York - D. Appleton and Company, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early edition of Adrian; or the Clouds of the Mind A Romance by George Payne Rainsfordand Maunsell B. Field with a decorative colour half title. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James (1799 - 1860), was an English novelist and historical writer. In 1825 he wrote his first, and probably his best known novel Richilieu, which wasn't published until 1829. After reading Richilieu, which had been given to him by a friend, and after receiving a letter from James, Walter Scott advised him to take up literature as a profession. He was also given encouragement by Washington Irving. Previous owner's ink inscription dated 1922 to front pastedown. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards with slight splitting to cloth to head and tail of joints. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Battle of Waterloo, with those of Ligny and Quatre Bras,

      London: L. Booth, 1852. London: L. Booth,, 1852. described by Eye-witnesses and by the Series of Official Accounts published by Authority. To which are added Memoirs of F.M. The Duke of Wellington, F.M. Prince Blücher, the Emperor Napoleon, etc., etc. Octavo Original blue cloth, elaborately blind- and gilt-stamped, large trophy of arms and standards to front board enclosing a roundel with capital "W" encircled by a laurel wreath. Lithographic double portrait frontispiece, medallic vignette to the title page, double-page facsimile note, large folding two-part panorama of the battlefield, 33 etched plates and one folding lithographic plate, 8 hand-coloured maps on 4 folding sheets, the large coloured "Historical" map bound in at the front. Somewhat rubbed, and a little stained, some skilful restoration at spine, pale cream surface-paper endpapers renewed, light toning, some foxing and off-setting as usual, a very good copy, partially unopened. First published in 1817, this the eleventh edition, enlarged and corrected. "The fully expanded version of 'The Battle of Waterloo' published by Booth and often listed under his name. The earlier editions were simply a vehicle for carrying the official accounts of the battle. To these were added as the years went by 'an account … by a near observer', 'other circumstantial details', 'biographical notes', and finally a suite of plates by George Jones" (Sandler). Sandler's copy lacked two plates; the large and highly attractive map of the field is often lacking. A nicely restored copy, remaining appealing in the original cloth.

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        EL GLOBO ATLAS HISTORICO UNIVERSAL DE GEOGRAFIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 27X18. 1852. 292Pag+45 mapas de epoca iluminados a mano+1 lamina (urografia y cosmografia). Obra Completa y el tratado consta de Colon, Magallanes, El Cano, Cortes y Balboa. Grabados al acero por Ramon Alabern. Pasta espanola. Preciosa Obra de epoca. Ref 5.3 Biblioteca A.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE MODERNE - DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES, DES ARTS; DE L'INDUSTRIE, DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU COMMERCE / EN 27 VOLUMES + 3 VOLUMES D'ATLAS AVEC PLANCHES / COLLECTION COMPLETE.

      FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES 1852 - R320053377: 27 volumes (par odre alphabétique) d'environ 800 pages chacun - TExte sur 2 colonnes 3 volumes (ATLAS) ornées de très nombreuses planches en noir et blanc dont certaines sont dépliantes / Plats et contre-plats jaspés - Nombreux signets conservés - Titre, tomaison et filets dorés au dos de chacun des volumes / Nombreuses taches légères de rousseurs pouvant altérant parfois légèrement la lecture / 14 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedichter, Perobeln unn Schnoukes. Ä Roretät poetische Parleschnur um de Kalle ihren Hals. Erster Thahl.

      Meißen, Goedsche Buchhandlung 1852.. I. Thaal. Zon Vierten Mal oufgeligt, vermehret, unnmit randglossenhaftige Ahnmerkinge behaft, [...] Eppes en Extre Roretät. 8°. XII, 107 (1) S. 2 Bll. Mit 1 lithog. Einbandillustr., 12 Karikaturen auf 6 Taf. OBrosch. mit lithogr. Einbandillustr. auf beiden Deckeln.Einbd. randrissig, unterlegt. Stempel am Innendeckel. 1 S. m. Anstreichung. Stellenw. fleckig.. vgl. Goed. XII, 585, 81 a - Antisemititsches Werk in jiddischer Mundart des fränkischen Kirchenlieddichters Johann Heinrich Christoph Holzschuher (1798 in Wunsiedel, Oberfranken - 1847).

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        Apontamentos d'uma viagem de Lisboa a' China e da China a Lisboa.

      Lisboa, G.M. Martins, 1852-53.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary half red morocco, spines gilt. 423; 351 pp.* First edition. - The author visited Malta, Egypt, the Red Sea, Ceylon, Malacca, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, and China. - A fine set.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        BLEAK HOUSE

      , 1852. 1852. [20-in-19 serial parts] With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. [Complete in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.] London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852-1853. Original light blue-green pictorial wrappers. First Edition, in the original 20-in-19 monthly serial parts that were issued from March 1852 through September 1853 (at the end of which time the novel was published in book form). Written just after DAVID COPPERFIELD and just before HARD TIMES, this is Dickens's famous attack on Chancery, the London legal system -- featuring such characters as the lawyer Tulkinghorn, the claimants Lord and Lady Dedlock, and of course the whole law firm of Jarndyce & Jarndyce. Though lives come to an end all around it, the case goes on and on, finally concluding when (surprise!) all of the fortune has been devoured by legal fees. Included are forty plates by "Phiz," of which ten are "dark plates" made possible by a new procedure.~In this set, the vast majority of the plethora of advertising material is present: Parts II and X lack a "Bleak House Advertiser" and most rear ads, but little else is lacking from what would be a "perfectly complete" set -- five other parts lack a total of seven ads and two "Household Words" slips, but parts III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, XII, XIII, XV (including the scarce "Village Pastor"), XVII, XVIII and XIX-XX are totally complete. ~As for condition, this set is just about the nicest we have ever offered -- with very little external wear and only minor soil (Part V lacks about an inch of spine wrapper, and there's a small original-bookseller's sticker at the foot of one front wrapper, but that's it) -- and there is no restoration or "improvement" or "sophistication" of the parts. A few of the plates (all present) do exhibit a little foxing or browning in their margins, but that is almost unavoidable; all of the rear wrappers are "correct." In all, quite a collectible set of BLEAK HOUSE, housed in a cloth clamshell case. Hatton & Cleaver pp 273-304; Smith I pp 79-84.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        El Globo. Atlas Histórico Universal de geografía antigüa, de la Edad Media y Moderna

      Gaspar Roig, Madrid 1852 - 4º mayor, 292 p., 45 mapas grabados al acero por Ramon Alabern. Pasta española época, lomo decorado con dorados. Conjunto de mapas en color, acompañados del correspondiente texto explicatorio, a través de los cuales puedan seguirse las alteraciones geográficas y políticas sufridas por todos los países a través de los tiempos. Historia universal. Atlas. Geografía. Universal history. Atlases. Geography.

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        Constitucion Politica Reformada del Estado de Coahuila.

      1852. [Mexico]. [Coahuila, State of]. Constitucion Politica Reformada del Estado de Coahuila. Saltillo: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1852. 50 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary morocco, gilt spine, ornate gilt frames enclosing elaborate blind-stamped panels, gilt inside dentelles, moire satin-covered pastedowns and front free endpapers, gilt edges. Light rubbing to extremities, cracks between front free endpapers and text block, light toning to text, foxing in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy of a rare imprint. * Coahuila is Mexico's third largest state. It has had a colorful political history. "Coahuila and Texas" was one of the constituent states of the newly independent United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution. (Texas seceded in 1835 to form the Republic of Texas.) In turn, Coahuila became a member of the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande in 1840. On February 19, 1856, Santiago Vidaurri annexed Coahuila to his state, Nuevo Leon, but it regained its separate status in 1868. Constitucion Politica Reformada was a proposed reform Constitution from 1852 that was never enacted. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at UT Austin); no copies located in North American law libraries..

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Utica 1852 - Irish born American financier, entrepreneur, and land-owner who purchased 417,970 acres of land in upstate New York, including present day Allegheny County. A staunch Roman Catholic, Devereux traveled to Rome in 1854 and persuaded the Franciscans to come to Western New York and start a mission. He would provide the land and money. The Franciscans agreed and St. Bonaventure University was officially established in 1858. Devereux and Hubbard were friends and business partners who got along well despite their differences in religious beliefs. However, letters in the collection of the New York Historical Society reveal that Devereux sometimes felt that Hubbard failed to act accordingly when the later perceived that religious bias was used in various business transactions. 2 pages (front and back), 8 x 5 inches, Utica, September 17, 1852. Written at the height of his philanthropic activities promoting Catholicism to Thomas Hill Hubbard, an American lawyer, judge, and Congressman who was also a founder of Hamilton College and Hamilton Academy in Clinton, New York. In this letter, Devereux is voicing his displeasure with certain business practices, in small part: "I intend going West sometime next week.the later part, and be absent some weeks. Msrs. Dudley are not as frank as their friends represent them. They now rent the house for us to have a large balance against. My friends here care to either act as agents to Mr. McKenny and be subject to all the difficulties they had to contend with.but if the business of the company is managed in other places - I have no desire to continue as a stockholder - however small." Natural folds; very good(+) condition.

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

      . Schönes Aquarell ( Gouache ) über Bleistift des bekannten Künstlers (* 1852 - 1913 ), rechts unten mit " F.Schwinge, 89 " signiert. In schönem Rahmen unter Glas alt gerahmt. Bildmaße 25 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaße 36 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Der Rahmen etwas berieben, gering beschädigt, ansonsten wohlerhalten. ( Gewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Tableau de Paris.

      Ouvrage Illustre de Quinze gents Gravures. D'Apres les Dessin de Blanchard(Phar), Cham, Champin, Forest (Eug.)Francais, Gavarni, Gerard-Seguin, J.J.Grandville, Lami (eug.) Paquet, Renard, Roussel, Valientin, Vernet (Hor.) etc.,etc.Tome premier 1852. 388pp. Tome second 1853. 396pp.Paris by Paulin et le Chevalier. 2 parts in I voll.With a fold bird's eye view of Paris a double-p. plan of Paris num. woodengr.ills.Folio.

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        A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY: BASED UPON THE PRACTICE OF SURGEONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND COMPRISING A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX AND HISTORICAL RECORD OF MANY OF THEIR OPERATIONS, . . .

      Phil: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1852, cxi, 698 pp. + 4 pp. ads. . Henry H. Smith.  A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY:  BASED UPON THE PRACTICE OF SURGEONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND COMPRISING A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX AND HISTORICAL RECORD OF MANY OF THEIR OPERATIONS, . . .  Phil:  Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1852, cxi, 698 pp. + 4 pp. ads. *** Smith was a widely known surgeon and medical author.  He put much of what is in this book to use as a surgeon and hospitals administrator during the Civil War.  In this volume there are eighty (80) steel engraved plates, each with multiple images of surgical procedures and/or surgical instruments. ***  Bound in brown full calf boards.  Covers have light soil, moderate wear.  Spine label is gone.  The joints are about 3/4's cracked  and been strengthened with archival cloth tape on hinges.  The contents are complete in a good binding, clean with light foxing throughout. ***  9.25 " tall by 6.25 "

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        The Recent Operations of the British Forces at Rangoon and Martaban

      London.: Thomas Hatchard., 1852.. Sepia toned lithograph frontispiece, b/w plate and two folding plates. vii, 78 pp. Eyewitness account of the second Anglo Burmese war, by the chaplain of "HMS Fox", one of the major ships involved in this textbook incident of gunboat diplomacy. The “war” was a result of trumped up charges and facts suppressed by Parliament, and it was waged by the Royal Navy. Baker, though he presents accurate and graphic accounts of the blockade and subsequent actions, is essentially an apologist for Britain’s imperialist policies. Folding plates depict the port of Rangoon and “The Attack at the Dunnoo Stockade.” The last chapter narrates the capture of Martaban and Rangoon. It was added after Baker died in a cholera epidemic. See Abbey, “Travel” 407. Bound in original cloth. Cover spotted, text clean.

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        Der Nordamerikanische Landwirth. Ein Handbuch für Ansiedler in den Vereinigten Staaten.

      Frankfurt, G. F. Heyer, 1852.. Zweite, mit 1 Karte des Staates "Michigan" vermehrte Auflage. XIV, 399 S. Mit 247 Holzstichabbildungen und 1 gefalt. lithogr. Karte. Gr.-8°, OPappbd. mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel.. Sabin 24696. Howes F 174. - Wenig fleckig, etwas wasserrandig, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        DESCRIPTION DES MONNAIES ESPAGNOLES ET DES MONNAIES ÉTRANGÈRES QUI ONT EU COURS EN ESPAGNE, depuis le temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, composant le Cabinet Monétaire de Don José García de la Torre

      Nicolás de Castro, Madrid 1852 - 4º, XVI p., 516 p., 20 láminas grabadas con monedas, 1 estado plegado. Media piel, nervios, hilos y florones dorados. Corte superior dorado. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor al Conde de Montenegro. Ex-libris. Catálogo descriptivo de la colección de monedas reunidas durante más de 50 años por José Rodríguez de la Torre, antiguo Ministro de Justicia, Consejero de Estado, miembro del Consejo de Castilla y de la Junta Central, en 1808. El conjunto comprende tanto monedas antiguas, como modernas, de España y muchos otros países. Numismática. Catálogos. Numismatics. Catalogues.

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        Santa Lucia a Naples

      Napoli 1852 - Veduta del lungomare di Santa Lucia, animata da personaggi mm 188x283

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Blick auf die Ruine Falkenstein bei Königstein im Taunus, 1852

      1852. Aquarell auf Papier, unten rechts datiert: "16/7/52", 19,6 x 13,8 cm. Mit fünfzehn Jahren begann Georg Theodor Huth am Städelschen Kunstinstitut zu studieren und orientierte sich im Anschluss ab 1842 an dem seit einigen Jahren in Frankfurt weilenden Heinrich Funck. Allerdings scheint er sich schon früh der immer prominenter auftretenden Fotografie zugewandt zu haben, denn die Zahl seiner Gemälde und Aquarelle, die heute noch nachweisbar sind, ist sehr gering. Umso spannender ist es, Huths großes Können im Bereich der Malerei hier studieren zu dürfen. Mit einer gekonnten Mischung aus Detailverliebtheit und hingetupft atmosphärischen Verallgemeinerungen gelingt ihm gekonnt der Wechsel der verschiedenen Perspektiven. Der Fokus liegt ganz auf der im Fluchtpunkt des Bildes erscheinenden Ruine der Burg Falkenstein bei Königstein im Taunus. Im Vordergrund und an den Seiten setzt Huth bewusst auf gröbere Pinselstriche und mit dem Wissen um seine spätere fotografische Tätigkeit ist man versucht, auch hier schon das Auge des Fotografen zu vermuten, der gekonnt mit Unschärfe und Fokussierung umgeht. Darüber hinaus erreichte Huth durch die Mischung der Aquarellfarben mit Gummi Arabicum eine glänzende Frische, die ihn auch bei der Fotografie gereizt haben wird. Die hohe Qualität, mit der Theodor Huth seine Umgebung im Aquarell festzuhalten vermochte, rückt ihn in enge Nachbarschaft zu Karl Theodor Reiffenstein, dem anderen großen Chronisten der hessischen Städte und Landschaften. Mit diesem war er auch über das fotografische Medium verbunden: 1877 erschien im Verlag Th. Völcker in Frankfurt "Dichtung und Wahrheit" von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe mit 10 Fotografien nach Aquarellen von Reiffenstein.

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        The Comic History of Rome

      London - Bradbury, Evans and Co., 1852. London - Bradbury, Evans and Co., 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. One of A Beckett's most famous works, this is a lively history of the Roman Empire told in a style that was highly unusual at its times of publication. With copious illustrations throughout by John Leech, including ten coloured plates (collated complete). Gilbert Abbott Beckett (1811 1856) was an English humorist, and contributor to Punch magazine. He is perhaps best known as the author of Comic History of England, Comic History of Rome, Comic Blackstone, and other comic works. Bookseller's label (S. and T. Gilbert) to front pastedown. Condition: In a green cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally smart, withjust a couple of marks to the boardsand some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Front hinge strained but firmPages have some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Daltons

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1852. London - Chapman and Hall, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by Irish author Charles Lever. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates by Hablot Knight Browne, a. k. a. Phiz. Charles James Lever, 1806 - 1872, was an Irish novelist. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, taking a degree in Medicine. Whilst practicing medicine, Lever published a small number of workes for Irish journals, having success with The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. After 1842, Lever ended his medical career after becoming editor of the Dublin University Magazine. After 1845, Lever moved his family to Brussells, and later Florenc, writing novels, and submitting pieces to the Dublin University Magazine. He also submitted to Blackwood's Magazine. In 1871, Lever was awarded an honorary degree of LLD from Trinity College. Twovolumes bound in one. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Hinges strained. Internally, binding strained in places, with some pages detached. Pages have some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Cofiant Parch. William Harvard, Sir Frycheniog, Cofiant Y Diweddar Varch. Daniel Griffiths, Etholedigaeth Gras. Pregeth,

      nbsp;Caerfyrddin -J. T Jones, 1852. nbsp;Caerfyrddin -J. T Jones, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce biographywritten in Welshof William Havard by his son Thomas and a biography of Daniel Griffiths, written P. Griffiths AlltwenWithout Knowledge of the Soul LectureTemperance essay1 Volume complete, 10 texts within one. Havard enjoyed some modest success as a playwright and poet. His Scanderbeg, which appeared in 1733, was played twice: it was not well received, and provoked the accusation that Havard had plagiarized its plot from a play by Thomas Whincop then in Giffard's possession. His tragedy Regulus was more successful. Havard's most durable and highly regarded play, however, was King Charles I, billed as an historical play written in imitation of Shakespear, which played to large audiences at Lincoln's Inn Fields over three months in 1737, and which ran to ten editions between 1737 and 1810. [DNB]Although highly esteemed as a preacher and hymn writer, ThomasRees was more widely known for his biblical commentaries. He was one of the founders of the first Welsh Independent quarterly. However, he is most noted for his historical writing, particularly on the history of nonconformity and Independency in Wales. His History of Protestant Nonconformity in Wales prepared the ground for his history of Welsh Independent churches, Hanes eglwysi Annibynol Cymru. [DNB]Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, there is some wear to boards and extremities, withshelf wear and bumping. There is also some slight loss to the head of the spine. Internally, hinges are starting slight withdiscolouration and handling marksto numerous pages. Ink inscriptions throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        The California Text-Book; Containing A Grammar of the Spanish Language in English; of the English in spanish; Conversational Dialogues in Both Languages, and a Full Description of California

      San Francisco:: Marvin & Hitchcock,, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches. 258 pp. Text in English and Spanish; foxed throughout. Re-backed with new red leather spine to match the original, spine titled in gilt, original brown cloth sides; binding square and tight, corners bumped, minor shelf wear. Ownership signature of E. C. Sessions in pencil on the front free end-paper. Very Good. This book is commonly referred to as "The First Text-Book Printed in California;" although The Huntington Library has a small arithmetic issued by Augustin Vicente Zamorano in 1836, which must surely hold the honor as the first text book printed in California. Cowan more accurately writes "This is believed to be the first educational work published in California after American rule." It was sold by one of the earliest California booksellers, Marvin & Hitchcock, and published by them in San Francisco just three years after the conquest of California from Mexico. Most of the text consists of a Spanish-language grammar encouraging bilingual education in the new state. At the end is a historical essay which includes statistics and information about California. The author on the title page is Jose de Urcullu, a former Spanish Captain of Infantry who made a living writing liberal theatrical works before the fall of the Constitution of Cadiz (1814), when Urcullu went to London and established a career as a writer, mathematician, educator, grammarian, and Spanish / English translator. Urcullu composed numerous catechisms for children, small volumes in duodecimo, illustrated with engravings, from 100 to 150 pages, which served as didactic introductions to various disciplines. It is unknown who adapted Urcullu's Spanish Grammar for California, but one candidate that has been suggested is A. Armstrong. PROVENANCE: Ownership signature of "E. C. Sessions"; it is unknown whether this was Edward Carthcart Sessions (1836-1906), a banker, builder of street railways, real estate operator, pioneer developer of the Oakland waterfront, and one of California's most progressive investors and capitalists; or his son Edward Colin Sessions (1871-1930), lawyer and Oakland real estate dealer. The Sessions family were residents of Oakland beginning in 1869. References: Cowan, page 101; Greenwood 320. Not in Streeter, Howell 50, Graff, or Howes.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Tagebuch eines Dresdner Bürgers ; oder Niederschreibung der Ereignisse eines jeden Tages, soweit solche vom Jahre 1806 bis 1851 für Dresden und dessen Bewohner von geschichtlichem, gewerblichem oder örtlichem Interesse waren.

      Dresden: Selbstverlag des Herausgebers., 1852.. 1023 Seiten. Kl. 8°. Ldr.. Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und 4 Bünden. Einige Seiten leicht stockfleckig. - Dresdner Bibliographie I, 4013. Mit einem Vorwort des Herausgebers. Exemplar in gutem Zustand.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. First Edition; first printing. Two volumes; publisher's cloth. Spine ends strengthened; bookplates removed from front pastedowns; minor staining and foxing; tiny corner clipping on the first leaves of the first volume; a very good set in a custom slipcase with chemises (bookplates on each). Some 3000 copies of the 5000 in the first printing sold on the first day; subsequent printings in the first year totaled 300,000 copies, a stupendous number for its day. Laid into this copy is a quotation from the text in the author?s hand, signed and dated in 1891. She has identified this as from ?Uncle Tom?s Cabin. pg. 197 [volume II].? This leaf is a little browned and was removed from backing by a conservator, whose detailed report is included. Certainly 19th century America's most influential work of fiction; Lincoln referred to it as "the book that made this big war.

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        Il tugurio dello Zio Tom romanzo americano di Miss Enrichetta Beecher-Stowe.

      Firenze, Tipografia Mariani, 1852. Uncle Tom?s Cabin. Prima traduzione italiana. In 16mo (cm. 16,5); mezza pergamena coeva; pp. 703, (1). PRIMA edizione italiana. Nella seconda edizione italiana (sepre del 1852) il titolo fu cambiato in ?Capanna dello zio Tom?. Axs

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        William of Wykeham and His Colleagues

      London - David Nutt, 1852. London - David Nutt, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Walcott's fascinating biography of this forteenth-century bishop. With vignette of William of Wykeham's shield and motto to the title. Several plates and illustrations in the text throughout. William of Wykeham (1320 or 1324 27 September 1404) was Bishop of Winchester, Chancellor of England, founder of Winchester College, New College, Oxford, New College School, Oxford, and builder of a large part of Windsor Castle. His motto was 'Manners makyth man'. [5] This, along with a coat of arms, were assumed by him and not acquired by descent. 'Manners Makyth Man' is also the motto of the establishments Wykeham founded, Winchester College and New College, Oxford. William was born to a peasant family, in Wickham, Hampshire, and educated at a school in Winchester. He was appointed Justice in Eyre south of the Trent along with Peter Atte Wode in 1361, a position he held until about 1367. He became secretary to the constable of Winchester Castle and in that capacity learned a lot about building. This led to architectural work for King Edward III, for whom he reconstructed Windsor Castle whilst residing at Bear's Rails in Old Windsor. William was paid for these services by being given the incomes of various churches, and eventually, in 1362, he was ordained. Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (18211880), ecclesiologist, born at Walcot, Bath. He was ordained deacon in 1844 and priest in 1845. Always at work on antiquarian and ecclesiological subjects, he was elected FSA on 10 January 1861. Walcott contributed articles on his favourite topics to numerous magazines and to the transactions of the learned societies, and he was one of the oldest contributors to Notes and Queries. His works mainly comprised historical accounts and guides to the English cathedrals and other ecclesiastical buildings in the British Isles. His account of William of Wykeham and his Colleges (1852) was the first of several works on the early constitutions of ecclesiastical foundations. He contributed to the Revd Henry Thompson's collection Original Ballads (1850) and an article entitled Cathedral reform to the Revd Orby Shipley's Church and the World (1866). He presented to the British Museum manuscript materials for a history of cathedrals and conventual foundations in England. DNBCondition: In a decorative full calf binding. Externally sound although rubbed, the front joint just starting with the backstrip coming away slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout, spotting to the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Musée d'anatomie de la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg. Description de deux foetus monstres, dont l'un acéphale et l'autre monopode.

      Strasbourg, Berger-Levrault 1852 - In-folio [466 x 295 mm]. Collation : 10 pp., 4 planches h.-t. Cartonnage imprimé de l'éditeur. Première édition. Illustré par 4 planches en couleur. Rare publication tératologique accompagné de planches spectaculaires. Mouillures en marge des planches, cartonnage défraîchi. Envoi de l'auteur sur la couverture, dont le nom du destinataire a été barré. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ingoldsby Legends; or, Mirth and Marvels

      London- Richard Bentley, 1852. London- Richard Bentley, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A relatively scarce collection of the first, second and third series of The Ingoldsby Legends; or, Mirth and Marvels in a fine Bayntun binding with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper of all volumes. Illustrated with frontispiece and decorative title to each volume and further illustrations throughout. Fifth edition, with half title to all volumes. The Ingoldsby Legends is a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham. Although based on real legends and mythology, such as the 'hand of glory', they are mostly deliberately humorous parodies or pastiches of medieval folklore and poetry. Stories in these volumes include:The Jackdaw of Rheims and The Babes in the Wood. With a preface by the author addressed to Richard Bentley, dated1842 and 1843 to front of first two volumes'from Thomas Ingoldsby' and to third volume dated 1847 from R. H. D. Barham, with a memoir of Rev. Richard Harris Barham to front of third volume. The Legends were first printed during 1837 as a regular series in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany and later in New Monthly Magazine. The legends were illustrated by John Leech and George Cruikshank. They proved immensely popular and were compiled into books published in 1840, 1842 and 1847 by Richard Bentley. They remained popular during the 19th century but have since become little known. An omnibus edition was published in 1879: The Ingoldsby Legends; or Mirth and Marvels. With W. &G. Foyle Ltd. Charing Cross Road, London bookseller's label to rear pastedowns of all volumesCondition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards boundby Bayntun. Externally, generally smart but with some marks and cracking to one joint, two held by cords onlythe other three starting, with previous reinforcement to front hinge of first volume. Internally, text blocks firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the odd spot and slight handling mark. Overall: ExternallyGOOD ONLY due to joints, internally VERY GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. In Six Volumes

      London - William Pickering, 1852. London - William Pickering, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A decorative set of Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry, a little tired, and in need of some sympathetic TLC. Complete in Six Volumes. The Aldine Edition of the British Poets. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed, with the spine labels missing. Several joints are starting, with thespine coming away from the top of several volumes. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, generally clean, with the occasional spot. Overall: FAIR..

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        On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as Manifested in the Creation of Animals, and in Their History, Habits, and Instincts

      London - Henry G. Bohn, 1852. London - Henry G. Bohn, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound set of entomologist and naturalist William Kirby's scientific work. Kirby lived in the closing years of pre-Darwinian natural history. It was a time when the foundations of entomology were being laid and he corresponded widely with naturalists at home and abroad. In later years Kirby seems to have lived the life of a quiet country parson and his portraits show him as a well-built man of medium height with blue eyes. He seems to have been a believer in the non-Calvinistic Anglican tradition. This set represents his contribution to what became known as the Bridgewater Treatise. With many engraved illustrations throughout, including frontispieces with original tissueguards. In gilt ornamented institutional bindings of Kings College, London. With impressive presentation plates to the front pastedown of each volume, presenting the set to Thomas Byard Winter Sheppard as a Prize for Chemistry on the 27th of June 1853. The above was the grandson of Captain Sir Thomas Byard (d. 1800) , an officer of the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars, best known for his service in two significant battles -fighting at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797 and the Battle of Tory Island in 1798. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed in places with some slight loss to the head of the backstrips. Front hinges are cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Some spotting to first and last few pages only, otherwise bright and clean copies. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Life and Letters of Barthold George Niebuhr, and Selections from his Minor Writings

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1852. London - Chapman and Hall, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Second Editionset of the Life and Letters of Niebhur, complete in three volumes. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamped decorative detail. Translated from the original German. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with pencil shelfmarks to the front free-endpapers. Newton Hall became the home of author Samuel Edward Widdrington, formerly Cook. Barthold George Niebuhr (17761831) was a Danish-German statesman and historian, who became Germany's leading historian of ancient Rome and a founding father of modern scholarly historiography. Historians generally view Niebuhr as a leader of the Romantic Era and symbol of German national spirit that emerged after the defeat at Jena. But he was also deeply rooted in the classical spirit of the Age of Enlightenment in his intellectual presuppositions, his use of philologic analysis, and his emphasis on both general and particular phenomena in history. With original advertisements to the endpapers. Condition: The bindings are firm. The inner hinges are very slightly strained, with the rear hinge of volume one moderately strained but still generally firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with occasional light spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsman

      Glasgow, Edinburgh and London - Blackie and Son, 1852. Glasgow, Edinburgh and London - Blackie and Son, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsman, divisions I, II and III. Edited by Robert Chambers and illustrated with numerous authenticportraits to front of each volume. The first three divisions of nine, containing volume one and half of volume two. New edition, revised and continued to the present time. With nine plates to front of division I, including to frontispiece and an illustrated half title for volume I, ten plates to front of division II, including to frontispiece, with nine plates to front of division III, including to frontispiece and an illustrated half title for volume II. Volumes are arranged alphabetically by subject Volume I contains biographies ofAbercromby to Creech, volumeII ofCrichton to Hamilton, although division III ends at Fordyce. Robert Chambers FRSE FGS (1802 - 1871) was a Scottish publisher, geologist, evolutionary thinker, author and journal editor who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th century scientific and political circles. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards and with some splitting to cloth to joints. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered foxing, predominantly to plates and handling marks. Some pages unopened and the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      Office of the National Illustrated Library, London 1852 - Second edition. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather. Two volumes bound in one. Illustrated with numerous engravings throughout. Bookplate of Mark James Barrington-Ward. In very good condition. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is divided into three broad categories, including 'National Delusions,' 'Peculiar Follies,' and 'Philosophical Delusions.' The author discusses and usually debunks a wide variety of subjects and events. These include economic bubbles like the tulip craze of Holland in 1637 or the Mississippi Company financial bubble of 1719; alchemy, which was of particular interest to individuals who wanted to create gold out of lesser-valued materials; the Crusades, also known as the Middle Ages mania; witch hunts, the persecution of thousands of innocent victims that arose from either supernatural ill fortune or neighbors with a score to settle; duels; the political and religious influence on beards; and several others. The impact of Mackay's work has been remarkably far-reaching, influencing such fields as popular psychology and the stock market— as noted by The New York Times, which urged: "Any investor who has not read Charles Mackay's "Tulipomania," from his classic Extraordinary Popular Delusions, first published in 1841, should grab this book for that exercise alone." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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).

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        (Blick in ein Flußtal mit einer großen Burgruine),

      1852.. . Der Betrachter blickt über eine sich ausbreitende Wasserfläche in eine Bergkulisse, auf deren vorderster Kuppe eine ruinöse mittelalterliche Burganlage trohnt. Auf der linken Uferseite duckt sich eine Mühle unter einen Felsen, auf der rechten Seite steht eine Fischerhütte. Vier Personen überqueren den Fluß mit einem Kahn. Bleistiftzeichnung von August Christian Geist, sign. u. dat. 1852, num. "No 27.". 24,9 x 34,0 cm. - Minimal gebräunt, glatt; einige brüchige Stellen fachmännisch restauriert. - Sehr qualtitätvolle Entwurfszeichnung, die Geist bis in die Details ausgearbeitet hat. Der spitze Bleistift hat sich teils tief ins Papier eingegraben, wahrscheinlich zur Anfertigung einer Pause. Seine zeichnerische Fähigkeiten kommen voll zum Tragen. Vor allem der Vordergrund ist variantenreich ausgearbeitet. Das Motiv dürfte weitestgehend eine Phantasielandschaft sein. Geist komponierte oft Landschaften selbstständig und nutzte lediglich reale Versatzstücke. Die Motive der Fachwerkmühle, der Personen im Kahn auf einem ruhigen Gewässer und der Burgruine stärken den Eindruck einer romantischen Landschaft, die allerdings durch die alpinen Bergspitzen im Hintergrund einen heroischen Anstrich erhalten. - August Christian Geist: Würzburg 12.10.1835 - 15.12.1868 München. Geist, dessen Vater Andreas in Würzburg Theatermaler war, besuchte in Würzburg die polytechnische Schule und lernte nach seiner Übersiedelung nach München bei Fritz Bamberger. In den 1850er Jahren entstanden zahlreiche Motive aus dem Alpenvorland, der Rhön und der fränkischen Schweiz. In Karlsruhe lies er sich von Schirmer beeinflussen. Im Herbst 1865 tritt er endlich seine lang geplante Italienreise an. Sein seit Jahren schlechter Gesundheitszustand macht ihm zu schaffen. Im Frühjahr 1867 kehrt er nach München zurück. Dort wird er erneut in seinem Schaffensdrang gebremst und er muss zur Schonung ruhen. Mit 34 Jahren verstarb er viel zu früh. Dikreiter sah ihn sonst bei "voller Ausreifung der ihm verliehenen Gaben ... in die erste Reihe der deutschen Landschafter des 19. Jahrhunderts" aufrücken. - Literatur: Härth, Isolde: August Christian Geist - ein fränkischer Landschaftsmaler, Würzburg 1958.

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        (Umwaldete Burgruine mit Blick in eine hügelige Landschaft),

      1852.. . Die Burgruine, auf einer Berghöhe über einem Flußtal stehend, umfasst noch eine romanisch gewölbte Halle und eine freistehende Stirnwand. Sie ist stark eingewachsen, durch die Halle kann der Betrachter allerdings bis in die dahinter liegende Landschaft blicken. Im Vordergrund, an einem kleinen Tümpel, beratschlagen sich zwei Wanderer. Bleistiftzeichnung von August Christian Geist, sign. u. dat. 1852, num. "No 31.". 23,8 x 31,7 cm. - Minimal gebräunt, glatt; einige brüchige Stellen fachmännisch restauriert; an den breiten weißen Rändern einige kleine Einrisse. - Sehr qualitätvolle Entwurfszeichnung, die Geist bis in die Details ausgearbeitet hat. Seine zeichnerische Fähigkeiten kommen voll zum Tragen. So zeigen die Bäume sowohl ein leichtes und geschlossenes Blattwerk als auch die kräftigen Konturen der Stämme und Äste. Kompositionell steht die Ruine im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung, allerdings öffnet Geist durch den Weitblick links an der Burg vorbei und durch die Burg hindurch dem Betrachter weitere Möglichkeiten, die urwüchsige Landschaft zu erfassen. Die Natur und die vom Menschen verlassene Ruine bestimmen das Bild, in dem lediglich die zwei Wanderer einen Hinweis auf eine menschliche Zivilisation geben. - August Christian Geist: Würzburg 12.10.1835 - 15.12.1868 München. Geist, dessen Vater Andreas in Würzburg Theatermaler war, besuchte in Würzburg die polytechnische Schule und lernte nach seiner Übersiedelung nach München bei Fritz Bamberger. In den 1850er Jahren entstanden zahlreiche Motive aus dem Alpenvorland, der Rhön und der fränkischen Schweiz. In Karlsruhe lies er sich von Schirmer beeinflussen. Im Herbst 1865 tritt er endlich seine lang geplante Italienreise an. Sein seit Jahren schlechter Gesundheitszustand macht ihm zu schaffen. Im Frühjahr 1867 kehrt er nach München zurück. Dort wird er erneut in seinem Schaffensdrang gebremst und muss zur Schonung ruhen. Mit 34 Jahren verstarb er viel zu früh. Dikreiter sah ihn sonst bei "voller Ausreifung der ihm verliehenen Gaben ... in die erste Reihe der deutschen Landschafter des 19. Jahrhunderts" aufrücken.

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        (Flußlandschaft),

      1852.. . Der Betrachter blickt frontal über ein vor ihm durch Felsbrocken aufgestautes Flüßchen in eine weite durch Baumgruppen rythmisierte Landschaft mit tiefem Horizont. Hinter einer Wolke blickt noch ein Teil der Sonne hervor. Bleistiftzeichnung von August Christian Geist, sign. u. dat. 1852, num. "24.". 24,6 x 31,8 cm. - Leicht gebräunt und gering fleckig, einige Randstellen wenig knittrig; mit einer alten Faltspur. - Sehr qualtitätvolle Entwurfszeichnung. Geist hat eine Naturstudie ohne menschliche Zivilisation angefertigt, in der der Wechsel zwischen dem ruhig und glatt daliegendem Gewässer und dem kurz darauf durch die Steine rauschenden Element auffällig in den Mittelpunkt gerückt ist. Die Lebendigkeit der Bäume und das Profil der Felsen wird durch die ausgezeichneten zeichnerischen Fähigkeiten Geists herausgearbeitet. Die weite Landschaft und der tiefe Horizont erinnern dabei ein wenig an die niederländische Landschaftsmalerei. - August Christian Geist: Würzburg 12.10.1835 - 15.12.1868 München. Geist, dessen Vater Andreas in Würzburg Theatermaler war, besuchte in Würzburg die polytechnische Schule und lernte nach seiner Übersiedelung nach München bei Fritz Bamberger. In den 1850er Jahren entstanden zahlreiche Motive aus dem Alpenvorland, der Rhön und der fränkischen Schweiz. In Karlsruhe lies er sich von Schirmer beeinflussen. Im Herbst 1865 tritt er endlich seine lang geplante Italienreise an. Sein seit Jahren schlechter Gesundheitszustand macht ihm zu schaffen. Im Frühjahr 1867 kehrt er nach München zurück. Dort wird er erneut in seinem Schaffensdrang gebremst und er muss zur Schonung ruhen. Mit 34 Jahren verstarb er viel zu früh. Dikreiter sah ihn sonst bei "voller Ausreifung der ihm verliehenen Gaben ... in die erste Reihe der deutschen Landschafter des 19. Jahrhunderts" aufrücken. - Literatur: Härth, Isolde: August Christian Geist - ein fränkischer Landschaftsmaler, Würzburg 1958.

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      London: Van Vorst, 1852 - A first-person narrative account of Burton's falconry experiences in the Sind province of northern India, where he was accompanied and instructed in the sport by picturesque and patient mentors. Several kinds of birds are studied, and Burton is careful to point out where the details of his experience differ from the wisdom of the West. ("Our author-falconers notably err when they assert that hawks are not susceptible of attachment to their keeper. The bird is not an affectionate one, but it has affection."). A work of considerable historic and technical interest, and a significant item in the Burton canon. RARE (FALCONRY) First edition. 500 copies printed. 8vo. 4 plates. xvi, 107, [108, blank], [8, ads] pp. Original brown pebbled cloth, spine titled in gilt, boards stamped in blind. Slight fading of spine and edges, else a fine, fresh copy. With two bookplates on front pastedown. Penzer p. 41; Spink 6; Abbey Travel 479; Harting 66; Schwerdt I, p. 90; Swift 99.01 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stello (première consultation du Docteur-Noir)

      Charpentier, libraire-éditeur 1852 - In-12 (11x18.5 cm), relié demi-chagrin rouge, plats chagrinés, titre et auteur dorés au dos à quatre nerfs, caissons dorés, tête grise, 316 pages, envoi d'Alfred de Vigny 'donné à Esther, moi l'auteur', 6e édition revue et corrigée ; coiffes à peine frottées, coins et bords assez frottés, traces de frottement sur les plats, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur, assez bon état. Les Consultations du Docteur-Noir [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte von England seit dem Regierungsantritte Jacob's II. 12 Bände (= komplett).

      Braunschweig (Westermann) 1852-1861.. Leinen d. Zt. . 1 Porträt.. Beseler'sche Ausgabe. Papier gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig, wenige Stempel. Solider Einband der Zeit mit dezenter Schmuckprägung am Rücken. Trotz der altersbedingten Bräunung Ausgabe in gutem Zustand.

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        Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Reports by the juries on the subjects in the thirty classes into which the exhibition was divided

      London: William Clowes & Sons, 1852. London: William Clowes & Sons, 1852. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. First Edition. Cloth. Large 8vo (265 × 190 mm), pp. [6], cxx, 867, [1], 15 (advertisements), [1]; three leaves of tissue guarded plates; slight toning to initial leaves, otherwise a bright clean text; gilt edges; very good in original publisher';s royal blue coarse ribbed-morocco grain cloth, panel stamped in blind on upper and lower boards and spine; spine lettered in gold; gilt tableau representing the worlds'; continents before the figure of judgement to upper board (repeated in blind on lower), spine stamped in gold with royal coat of arms, wear to extremities. A very nice example of a presentation copy intended for the use of exhibitors at the Great Exhibition 1851.Intended to demonstrate Great Britain';s world predominance in industry, the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was organised by the civil engineer Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) with the active sponsorship of Prince Albert. In part a patriotic response to the French Exposition nationale des produits de l'industrie agricole et manufacturière of 1844, the Great Exhibition began the late nineteenth century trend for such World';s Fairs displaying progress and new developments in culture and industry.While later critics have seen at least the British offerings at the exhibition as evidence of the essential trashiness and philistinism of mid-Victorian culture, the fair also demonstrated British industrial strength just as it finally peeked. Perhaps most famous now was the giant structure especially designed to house the exhibition, the Crystal Palace, erected in Hyde Park by Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) with the assistance and advice of the structural engineer Charles Fox (1810-1874). It was re-designed and re-built on Sydenham Hill in south-east London in 1852.The present volume, complementing the Official catalogue, contains the full reports of the juries on all the exhibits, and so represents an invaluable source of information both about the Great Exhibition itself, but more generally about the state of industry, technology and instrumentation in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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        Legends of the Madonna as Represented in the Fine Arts

      - London - Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Robert, 1852. - London - Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Robert, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two volumes depicting different scenes in ecclesiastical art, by Anna Brownell. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Illustrated throughout with many engraved plates. Anna Brownell Jameson (17 May 1794 - 17 March 1860) was a British writer. In 1847 she went to Italy with her niece and subsequent biographer (Memoirs, 1878), Gerardine Bate (later the wife of the noted photographer Robert Macpherson), to collect materials for the work on which her reputation rests: her series of Sacred and Legendary Art. Bookplate of Augusta Clifford to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, quite smart, though with some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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