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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sefer Berit Yitshak: le-horot bo lel shemini kodem ha-milah

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

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

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

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

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

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        JURISPRUDENCE GENERALE DU ROYAUME, EN MATIERE CIVILE, COMMERCIALE ET CRIMINELLE, OU JOURNAL DES AUDIENCES, DE LA COUR DE CASSATION ET DES COURS ROYALES, 23 VOLUMES, 1825-1852

      La Jurisprudence Générale - Imprimerie E. Duverger, Paris 1852 - RO40153643: 23 volumes. Auteur, titre, date, fleurons et bandeaux dorés sur les dos. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Tranches marbrées. Dos frottés, avec quelques morts fendus et dos détachés ou manquants. Années 1928, 1829, 1831-41, 1850 manquantes. 14 volumes de la Jurisprudence générale, de 1825 à 1852. 9 volumes par ordre alphabétique des matières, de 1827 à 1830, et de ABS à SERM (tomes I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI). In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 348-Lois, règlement, jurisprudence [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of the New Docks, at Great Grimsby, situated at the month of the Great Estuary of the Humber; and of the Manchester, Sheffield, & Lincolnshire Railway, and other Railways in direct connection. With a Plan of the Docks, and a Map of the Railways in Connection.

      Manchester. Bradshaw and Blacklock. [1852]. - 12mo. 18cm., 24p., 2 tables, 3 large folding maps, in stiff brown wraps with gilt titles on the upper cover, fine (Tds). ~ Started in April, 1849, the New Docks were a major scheme of reclamation and dock-construction initiated by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central). The booklet, published early in the year, predicted that the completion of the project would be in May, 1852. A large detailed plan of the docks and reclamation is included along with two maps, one showing connections from Grimsby to the rest of Great Britain, the other connections from Grimsby to Europe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        CHILDÕS HISTORY OF ENGLAND

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, 1853, 1854. 3 vols. First editions, first issues. First state ads in vols. I and III and no page number on page xi in vol. I. Frontispiece by F. W. Topham in each volume. [xi]+210+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 214+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 321+ 1 of ad pp. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original reddish brown, ribbed cloth. Marbled edges and endpapers. Volume one has a small nick at the rear heel joint. Former ownerÕs name in ink to endpaper (barely discernible). Lovely copy with a small restoration to the head of the spine of volume 3. Housed in a dark green 1/4 leather slipcase. In exceptionally nice condition. Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        Journal of a Winter's Tour in India: with a Visit to the Court of Nepaul

      London, John Murray, , 1852. 2 volumes, ocatvo, original ochre embossed cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt block of two travellers on a camel - "sketched near Ellora" - to the upper boards. Engraved frontispiece to each and 17 illustrative vignettes, folding route map at the rear of Volume II. Family copy, intertwined capital Es surmounted by a viscount's coronet. A little rubbed and sunned, spine of Volume II slightly chipped and repaired, a little light foxing, but overall a very nice set. First edition. "Sailor's travels in India; lively account of scenes and society, mainly Nepal." (Handley) Francis Egerton was the second son of the 1st Earl of Ellesmere, he served as First Class Volunteer under Sir Robert Stopford in the operations against St. Jean d'Acre in 1840. Promoted Lieutenant in 1846, attached to Raleigh, 50, Sir Thomas Herbert on the South America station. Here he offers his account of a tour in Asia, in the hope that "As a sketch … of the everyday life of tourists in our eastern empire, the book may not be unacceptable to the general reader." (Preface) The narrative holds specialist appeals for those interested in Big Game hunting; " … he landed in Ceylon where he met Samuel White Baker, then proceeded to hunt elephant and buffalo with Baker while on the road from Kandy to Trincomalee. While travelling through various parts of India, Egerton witnessed hunting deer with cheetahs, as well as partaking in a bit of bird shooting. While in Gwalior, he and his party hunted tiger from elephant back …" (Czech)

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        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 - With the First Map to Show Counties in California and New Mexico MITCHELL, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan and Section of Proposed Worcester and Hereford Junction Railway, with a Line to Ledbury and Junctions at Hereford,

      1852 - Double-page engraved title and scales leaf, seventeen double-page hand-coloured engraved plans and eighteen double-page black and white sections, occasional ink and pencil annotations, each with oval ink stamp of 'Great Western Railway, Engineers Office, Paddington' to upper right-hand corner, title with circular ink stamp of 'G.W.R. Deed Department', some old and generally faint waterstaining, principally to lower edge, each double-page plate measures overall approx. 550mm x 760mm. Re-bound in recent half morocco with green cloth boards. A lovely book in very nice condition.

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1852 - Splendid Bindings Standing Out (and Very Tall)Among the Many Extra-Illustrated Copies of "Nell" 286 x 191 mm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN BLIND AND GILT, covers with delicate gilt border of palmettes and floral sprays, central panel ruled in gilt, with blind-tooled decorative rolls on either side of the fillet, obliquely set gilt cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments enclosed by single gilt fillet, with large gilt fleuron centerpiece framed by intricate blind tooling, wide turn-ins with multiple gilt rules and square fleuron at corners and in the middle of each side, top edges gilt. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 115 PLATES, two of these in color and two double-page, most of these portraits of Nell, Charles II, and other luminaries of Restoration England, the remainder being views of important structures, including palaces. Each leaf of text in a window mount and with a ruled ink frame (a number of the plates, depending upon their size, also with such rules). Occasional light offsetting from plates, isolated spots of faint foxing, the most trivial hints of wear at corners, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN AND FRESH INTERNALLY, AND IN A SPARKLING BINDING. This is a very handsomely bound and extensively extra-illustrated copy of the biography of Eleanor ("Nell") Gwyn (1650-87), an orange-seller and actress who became the most famous of Charles II's mistresses. Despite being illiterate, she was a successful comedienne, and she meant so much to the king that he is reported to have said on his deathbed, "Don't let poor Nelly starve." She died of apoplexy only two years after the king. The "grangerizing" has been done here with great care: all leaves of the book and the accompanying plates are mounted in a frame of heavy stock, which has the double benefit of giving the text stately margins and of increasing the size of the book block to accommodate larger plates. Our binding is executed with notable taste and skill, and is too good to be unsigned. Probably done in the middle third of the 20th century, it could well be the work of Bayntun. This biography is not a rare book, but it is almost always seen in volumes that are considerably smaller. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of British North America to Illustrate a Paper on the Means of Communication with the Pacific Ocean.

      Journal of the Royal Geographic Society, London 1852 - Size : 175x345 (mm), 6.875x13.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AÑO CRISTIANO, o ejercicios devotos para todos los días del año. Escrito en francés por el P. , de la Compañía de Jesús, traducido al castellano por el P. José Francisco de Isla, de la misma compañía. Adiconado con las vidas de Santos y Festividades más notables que celebra la Iglesia Católica y particularmente la de España, el Martirologío Romano y las Dominicas. Arreglado por el presbítero D. Justo Petano y Mazariegos. Prólogo del traductor. Ilustrador: Rico y otros V volúmenes

      - Madrid. Imprenta de Gaspar y Roig, editores. 1852-1853. Cinco volúmenes. O.C. 4º mayor, 540pp-4h-90 láminas, 612pp-4h-94 láminas, 597pp-4h-92 láminas, 1h-604pp-4h-91h, 615pp-4h-73 láminas. Con un total de 367 láminas xilograficas grabadas aparte en dos colores y grandes viñetas capitalures también grabadas en madera. Encuadernación homogénea plena piel española de época, hierros al oro en lomera, cortes marmoleados. Marca antigua de agua en interior de bisagra en las primeras páginas a los tomos I, II y V, algunos cuadernillos semisueltos. Muy buen ejemplar, por lo demás. No en CCPB. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Footsteps Of Our Lord And His Apostles in Syria, Greece and Italy: A Succession of Visits To The Scene of New Testament Narrative BOUND WITH: Pictures From Sicily. By The Author Of Forty Days In The Desert

      Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1852 & 1853, London - 237 & 200 pages. 24 1/2 x 17 cm. 22 steel engraved plates, (with tissue guards) one map, and twenty-four woodcuts by Branston [FOOTSTEPS] and, 33 steel engraved plates (with tissue guards), map, plus sixteen wood-engravings [PICTURES] Latter is a first edition. BRYAN, Vol.I, p89. "Bartlett showed, in the following publications, [viz] that he could exercise a skillful pen, as well as a rapid pencil." Exceptionally clean and bright internally, text and plates, backstrip worn at head, minor surface rubbing, gilt lettered spine, bookplate. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. 2 vols. in one. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS POR SI MISMOS. COLECCION DE TIPOS CUBANOS. EDICION DE LUJO ILLUSTRADA POR LANDALUZE CON GRABADOS DE D. JOSE ROBLES. TOMO I.

      Havana: Imprenta y papelería de Barcina, . 1852 - 332,[2]pp. plus lithographic frontispiece, twenty engraved plates, and numerous in-text woodcut engravings. In Spanish. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Scattered foxing, occasional contemporary ink and pencil graffiti and notes in plates and text leaves. Overall very good. One of the most important works of costumbrismo in Latin America, and the first collection of its kind in Cuba, with contributions from several notable Cuban writers and illustrated by Victor Patricio de Landaluze. In the early 1800s, a large number of authors and artists in Spain participated in the costumbrismo movement, an important precursor to later 19th-century realism that generally involved written or pictorial sketches of a particular country or region's social "types," customs, and manners. By 1830, the movement had spread to Cuba, among both native authors and Spanish artists traveling abroad. In the latter category was Victor Patricio de Landaluze (1828-1889), the illustrator of the present volume, who eventually settled in Cuba and founded the satirical newspaper, DON JUNÍPERO. LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS. features twenty of Landaluze's illustrations of Cuban types ("La coqueta," "El tabaquero," "El litigante," etc.), engraved on plates by Jose Robles, and includes numerous in-text woodcut illustrations by Robles. The chalk-style lithographic frontispiece view, presumably by Landaluze, depicts a crowd viewing "TIPOS CUBANOS" in a peepshow box at an outdoor gathering. A total of thirty-eight types are described in the volume, often in a combination of prose, dialogue, and verse, by a variety of Cuban costumbre writers, most notably José Victoriano Betancourt, Manuel Costales, Manuel Zequeira, and José María de Cárdenas y Rodriguez. In her "Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo," Roberta Day Corbitt discusses Cárdenas at length, noting the "humorous irony of Cervantes" in his costumbre satire. Corbitt also cites the Cuban biographer Francisco Calcagno, who states that between Cárdenas and the writer Anselmo Suárez, "the two have made the most complete and finished picture of the physical and moral condition of a country which was ever traced by the pen of any writer" (Corbitt, p.43). A significant and surprisingly rare volume, with no copies listed on OCLC. Dawn Ades, ART IN LATIN AMERICA: THE MODERN ERA 1820-1980 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989), pp.85, 348. Roberta Day Corbitt, "A Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo," in HISPANIA, Vol. 33, No. 1 (February 1950), pp.41-45.

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        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. Comprehended in Seventy-Five Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Maps, Plans and Sections

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.. Good. 1852. Hardcover. Half morocco over marbled boards with gilt decorated title plate on front cover. Leather is largely deteriorated with multiple tears to the loose spine strip. Boards and spine are straight. Boards are partially detached. Binding is still holding. Contents are in much better condition. Pages are toned but otherwise clean and in very good condition. Page edges are in excellent condition (no chipping, fraying, etc) with the exception of the Map of Enland which is laid-in and has considerable damage to the edges. Complete with endsheets; hand colored frontispiece of 'Lengths of Principal Rivers of the World'; color chromolithographic title page; table of contents with red and gilt chromolitho Gothic border; 72 hand colored single-sided maps; 1 hand colored single-sided double-page map (United States of America). 73 maps in all. Folio 14.25" x 17.25". Maps are dated 1850. .

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        An Exposition of Views Respecting the Principal Facts, Causes & Peculiarities Involved in Spirit Manifestations, Together with Interesting Phenomenal Statements and Communications [with Publisher's Ephemera Tipped in]

      H. Bailliere / James McGlash, London / Dublin 1852 - London / Dublin, 1852: H. Bailliere / James McGlashan. W. Davy & Sons, printers (London). First Edition. See scans. 12mo, [x], 256 pp + 1 pp seance ads. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Publisher's piece with ads for approx. 48 titles on mesmerism, with authors, expanded titles, prices and brief descriptions, is tipped in at the front pastedown. True and very scarce first edition of this title, a very early genre piece. The author, Adin Ballou (1803-1890), was the founder of the utopian community at Hopedale, Massachusetts and a leading 19th century exponent of pacifism. Also, during his long career, was a Universalist, a Restorationist, a Practical Christian, and a Unitarian minister. As an untiring reformer, he sought to bring his Christian and socialist vision of society into practice. In his last year of life Ballou corresponded with the novelist, Leo Tolstoy. Some of Ballou's works were sent to Tolstoy, who had them translated into Russian. Though Ballou disapproved the passivity of Tolstoy's pacifism and thought his theology "untrue, visionary, chaotic, and pitiably puerile," Tolstoy was much impressed with Ballou. This book contains a collection of authentic statements concerning phenomenal demonstrations, together with interesting communications purporting to have come from departed spirits. Publisher's folding advertising printed paper slip, dated January 1853, tipped-in on the front pastedown, with old bookseller's stamp behind that. Light stains to covers, mild rubbing, spine ends and corners a bit bumped; front hinge starting to crack, soiling and faint foxing to contents; else very good. See scans. l49n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History Of The Persecutions!! Endured by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in America. Compiled from Public Documents and Drawn from Authentic Sources.

      Sydney Printed by Albert Mason 1852 - An Account Of The Beginnings Of Mormonism WANDELL, C.W. History Of The Persecutions!!Endured by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in America. Compiled from Public Documents and Drawn from Authentic Sources. Sydney: Printed by Albert Mason, [n.d.c.a.1852]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 5/16 inches; 208 x 135 mm). [1]-64 pp. From what we can find, no other copy has appeared at auction since 1967. In 1957, Sotheby's described this book as "extremely rare." Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full speckled calf. Boards double-ruled in gilt with small floral corner devices. Spine stamped in gilt. A long red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Board edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Newer endpapers. Some toning to pages, mainly the first three leaves. A few small instances of light soiling. Small mark on front pastedown where tipped-in bookplate had been removed. Otherwise a very good copy. "The work is an account of the beginnings of Mormonism and the settlement in Missouri; the war of extermination waged against the Saints; the removal to Nauvoo; the atrocities, murders, and other outrages committed by the soldiers and mobs under Generals Doniphan and Lucas; the Massacre at Haun’s Mills; the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith; and the final exodus and march across the wilderness to Utah. The author was at Nauvoo during the Exodus of 1846, and during that year, in a successful effort to discredit the apostate Strang, he wrote the famous 'Bogus Revelation' that purported to be a Divine communication to Strang. After Strang’s followers had accepted it as an authentic revelation, Wandell announced his authorship of the message. In 1850 or thereabouts, he went to Australia, where he wrote and published this tract." (Parke-Bernet) Howes W84 HBS 66114. $3,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN: AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES THE SECOND

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First edition. Professionally rebacked retaining the original spine, all else fine. Quite a nice example the cosway style and of extra illustration. First edition. xi, 212p., 8p ads. Illustrated. Extra-illustrated with 35 portraits, 8 colored. Bound for Charles W. Sawyer, London by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g. in cosway style with a hand-colored oval portrait of Nell Gwyn under glass mounted on the front doblure, the portrait surrounded by intricate inset frame of onlaid flowers and vines, the remainder of the doblure in blue morocco with fancy red dentelles, gray watered silk flyleaves, the spine panels and covers with borders and round central device with onlaid flowers and trailing vines, the corners with gilt crown devices.

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        Contes et facéties.

      Giraud |& Dagneau 1852 - - Giraud & Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x16cm, relié. - Très rare édition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, notre exemplaire étant du tout premier tirage, sans mention et chez le bon éditeur, Giraud et Dagneau. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo à coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats de papiers marbrés, très fragiles couvertures conservées restaurées marginalement. Quelques petites rousseurs comme habituellement. Difficile à rencontrer en belle condition ce qui est le cas pour notre exemplaire car l'on croise cet ouvrage souvent piqué et la couverture est de teinte fragile (Cf Clouzot). Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Co.,, 1852. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-fine-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover vignette stamped in gilt, other decoration stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. Early pencilled ownership inscriptions of Mrs Ruth D Wilson to front blanks. Spines faded as usual (the purple dye fugitive in light), a couple of minor chips at spine ends, a few marks to boards and occasionally internally, but an excellent unrestored copy in original condition. First edition of probably the most socially influential American book ever published. "Even before the publication of the serial [in the abolitionist newspaper The National Era] the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing [it] in book form. The two volumes, issued both in brown cloth and paper wrappers, appeared on 20 March 1852, two instalments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days and a second printing of the same size, indicated by 'ten thousand' on the title-page, was completely disposed of by the end of March. The sale of the book was indeed phenomenal … In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell … the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM).

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      John P. Jewett & Company 1852 - First Edition, First Printing with no other printings designated on the title page of either volume. Both books of this 2 volume set are the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST Printings bound with the copyright page statement "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe" and "Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins" on the bottom of that page. An exceptional set in the original binding, with no restoration or touch up of any kind. This magnificent set is seldom found in this nice of condition. Most copies are restored or re-bound, this copy is not. The boards are crisp with light wear to the spine ends. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, an outstanding copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852, - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 2 volumes., 16mo., pps. I 312, II 322. Illustrated with plates throughout. Internally clean. In unsigned but fine, sumptuous recent 'West End' style binding of full crushed brown morocco, boards heavily embossed in blind, five raised bands to spine, ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers with generous tooled margins, all edge gilt. A lovely copy. First Issue of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' with Hobbart and Robbins being the printers. BAL 19343. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Poor; A masterpiece of American literature and social activism. In two . volumes. One of a first printing of 5,000 copies which sold out within a . week. Has all the first printing points from BAL 19343. Rebound with . marbled boards and dark brown calf backstrip and corners and unfortunately . trimmed by the binder about 1/16 inch at top margins. Each volume has the . same engraved vignette on the title page and then two other engravings. . Owner signatures on title pages of both volumes, volume one text block . separated from boards and much of backstrip missing, volume two backstrip . loose and missing top half, brown marks near gutter of first thirty pages . of volume one as if the beginnings of a burn mark, soiling to title page . of volume two. A good candidate for rebinding.. 1852. First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly (two volumes)

      John P. Jewett and Company, Boston 1852 - 8vo. 312,322 pp. 2 volumes. Both Volumes are shaken, rolled, and have knicks to cloth along cover edges and spine, bookplates to fpds. Volume two has cloth removed and bottom spine end. Light foxing among the endpages on both volumes. Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly, in Two Volumes. Twenty-Fifth Thousand. Early printing. Published same year as first edition. Each volumes text is illustrated by 3 engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin.

      John Cassell, London. 1852 - First Cruikshank edition: illustrated with twenty-seven wood engravings by George Cruikshank. It is now generally accepted that the C.H. Clarke edition preceded this by a few weeks and counts as the first U.K. edition in book form, although it was Cassell's serial issue in thirteen parts which is the true first appearance in the U.K. Octavo. pp xxiv, 391. One page of adverts at rear. Original cloth decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. The seminal anti-slavery novel which very quickly went into many printings, eventually becoming the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century. It is a shame that its undoubted contribution to the abolitionist cause has over the years become tainted by accusations of stereotyping and even racism on the part of the author, usually coming from people who haven't read the book. It was the passage of the second Fugitive Slave Act which stung Stowe into starting the novel, which she originally conceived as a much more modest tract. The Act allowed for the punishment of those who helped runaway slaves and even curtailed the rights of freed slaves. The influence of the book in Britain was such that it is even credited with making it impossible for the government to join the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln himself is said to have called the author ''the little woman who made this great war''.Hinges starting but tight. Trace of bookplate removed from front pastedown. Tail of spine a bit scuffed. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE TOMS CABIN or LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY Vol 1 & 2.

      John P.Jewett & Company 1852 - Original dark maroon cloth cover laid down on professionally rebuilt book with new paste downs and blank prelims.2 lovely tight clean copies of this rare book set.Embossed covers with gold pictorial Vol 2 looks to have 30 pages at the beginning and end replaced but appears to be original and probably a different paper.Lovely set.Thirtieth thousand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among The Lowly, Vols I and II

      John P. Jewett, Boston 1852 - Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. First edition. Very Good. Baker Smith. Here are authentic FIRST EDITION copies of the classic work on the life and trials of slaves, legally held and traded as chattel, telling of the plight of slaves almost as bad as it really was. It excited the nation and eventually the world through numerous editions and translations, causing President Lincoln to receive Stowe in person at the White House with the comment, "So you're the little lady that caused this Great War!" 6 total b/w illustrations in 2 volumes, including frontispiece on title page. Copyright page shows date of 1851, plus slug of Hobart & Robbins. Textblocks show darkening of pages commensurate with age of book,now 160 years old, some stains to pages but no missing or loose, or torn pages. Book has just been rebound in black morroco goat leather, quarter bound, remainder in black bookcloth. 5 raised bands on spine. Brown leather labels on spine show title,author, volume, and date in gold. The canary yellow endpages resemble the original light yellow ones, removed. Offered here for the first time since the rebinding, done here at our in-house bindery on Cape Cod. Shel 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      John Cassell, London 1852 - 1st impression in recent half leather with marbled boards and title labels with gilt titles, decorations and publication date to spine - all in excellent condition with no wear to joints. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally all twenty-eight Cruikshank illustrations present [includes frontispiece] and illustrated title page along with sections entitles 'Preface to the American Edition', 'Introduction', 'Mrs Stowe and her Family', 'Contents' and 'List of illustrations' all present; missing page 293/294 has been sympathetically replaced by a facsimile. Some age-toning to pages with some wear to page corners in some cases; publisher's ads at rear. A very handsome volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires touchant la vie et les écrits de Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, dame de Bourbilly, marquise de Sévigné.

      Paris, F. Didot frères, 1842-1852, - 5 vol. in-12. demi-veau blond, dos à faux-nerfs orné de filets à froid et dorés (reliure de l'époque). Ex-libris Bibliothèque de Souverain - Moulin. L'auteur (1771-1852), membre de l'Institut, réédita des textes du XVIIe siècle (hormis Mme de Sévigné, il édita également La Fontaine et La Bruyère) et livra une histoire d'Horace en 1840.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin. with 27 illustrations on wood by George Cruikshank, Esq

      London, United Kingdom: John Cassell, 1852. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, and is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s.Upon publication, Uncle Tom's Cabin ignited a firestorm of protest from defenders of slavery, while the book elicited praise from abolitionists. As a best-seller, the novel heavily influenced later protest literature. According to BAL, the Clarke and Co. edition was published in London May, 1852, and the Cassell edition was published in August, 1852 and was the authorized edition. There is no publishers note of authors direct interest in the sale of this edition, so would indicate this impression was released before the multitude of pirate editions became known. CONDITION Original blind embossed Brown cloth is worn to spine ends and tips, Lemon eps have gutter separation to front joint not effecting mull, nice 20th C Ex Libris plate to front paste down and contemporary ownership details in copperplate script to ffep, frontis wood block portrait of Authoress, illus title page, pp xxiv 391 with one page of advertising to rear. Plates are present apart from one facing page 200 'Scipio hunted "as men hunt deer"' possibly due to print not being ready in time for publication of book as there is no sign it was ever present. Interior is mainly bright with some dust spotting, odd mark and some corners are folded, front gather is sl loose at bottom otherwise book block tight. Book may has been stored near a coal range or open fire as edges are browned with smokey aroma.. ISBN: 0000000000. First British Edition (Illustrated). Cloth. Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Cruikshank, George & Isaac. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Abolition Anti Slavery. Catalogs: Antiquarian & Rare.

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        HISTORY OF THE ISLAND OF CORFU, And of the Republic of the Ionian Islands

      Colburn and Co., London 1852 - Tiny tears in cloth at spine ends, two inch split in cloth at exterior front hinge folds, corners bumped, two small rubs at bottom of front board, front hinge cracked [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Light From the Spiritual World / The Pilgrimage of Thomas Paine, and others, to the Seventh Circle in the Spirit World

      D.M. Dewey/Arcade Hall, Rochester, NY 1852 - Rochester, NY: D.M. Dewey/Arcade Hall, 1852. "Fourth Thousand". Small octavo, 264 pp. Stamped textured cloth, gilt tooled cover vignette, gilt spine imprinting. Corners and spine end touched, minor foxing; a few sproadic pencil notations in text. Better than very good, just a tad short of near fine. One of the rarest of spiritualist works from the mid-nineteenth century, The Reverend Charles Hammond's Light From the Spiritual World [The Pilgrimage of Thomas Paine, and others, to the Seventh Circle in the Spirit World]. Fascinating tour for the genre collector, and very well-preserved. Self-described medium Hammond offers a description of the nature and structure of the Spirit World, as well as a number of conversations involving founding father Thomas Paine channeled through Hammond, some with other famous departed folk, such as William Penn. One of the most difficult to find pieces within the genre. L-35n [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN: AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES THE SECOND.

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1852 - xi, 212p., 8p ads. Illustrated. Extra-illustrated with 35 portraits, 8 colored. Bound for Charles W. Sawyer, London by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g. in cosway style with a hand-colored oval portrait of Nell Gwyn under glass mounted on the front doblure, the portrait surrounded by intricate inset frame of onlaid flowers and vines, the remainder of the doblure in blue morocco with fancy red dentelles, gray watered silk flyleaves, the spine panels and covers with borders and round central device with onlaid flowers and trailing vines, the corners with gilt crown devices Professionally rebacked retaining the original spine, all else fine. Quite a nice example the cosway style and of extra illustration [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sartain's Union Magazine [first Appearances of A Voyage in a Balloon and Walden] 1852 Vols. X and XI in One

      John Sartain & Co., Philadelphia 1852 - Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1852. Verne translation by Anne T. Wilbur. All eight numbers from volumes X and XI of Sartain's Union Magazine [January through June 1857 comprising Vol X., with July and August of 1852 - after which Sartain's ceased publication - comprising Vol. XI]. Vol. X 516 pp., Vol XI 208 pp., bound as one volume. 10" x 6.75" , half black morocco with marbled paper boards. Personalized plate at center cover, apparently as produced, in the name of Jane A. Warner. Later of the Forbes Library, Northampton, MA., with that organization's bookplate at front pastedown and perforated stamp at title page, other Forbes indication at rear endpapers. Binding is quite scuffed, with corners and spine ends thoroughly affected; hinges starting. Sporadic light foxing throughout, lightly showing a bit at the Verne first appearance in some margins only, not affecting the Thoreau first appearances. Good plus for the volume, Very Good plus or better for the textblock as a whole and the subject entries in particular. In the dying months of Sartain's Union Magazine in 1852, it might have been of some benefit had that publisher been able to look to the future and understand the significance of what was contained in the the May, July and August numbers: The first appearance in English of Jules Verne ["A Voyage in a Balloon"], in May, and the first appearance of any portion of Henry David Thoreau's Walden [two essays, "The Iron Horse" in July and "A Poet Buying a Farm" in August]. Therein the last Sartain's hardbound volume contained seminal appearances of what would become two of the the most significant and most widely reprinted authors in history, in two vastly disparate genres. Sartain's had, with its last gasps, done with these three short and - at the time - inconspicuous pieces exactly what so many periodical publications of its type and era sought to do. This volume contains all eight months; it appears that some, perhaps most, other examples of the hardbound volume did not include the July and August numbers containing Thoreau's essays, although statistics on this point are unavailable to me. "A Voyage in a Balloon" - as "Un Voyage en Balloon" - was Verne's second tale, published originally in France a year earlier. Anne T. Wilbur translated the 7-page story for Sartain's - and even received, in the index, authorship credit, although the story itself is rightly credited. Later to become part of the Doctor Ox aggregations, it was - Taves & Michaluk, V012 - "apparently the first time Verne ever appeared in English." He would have been about twenty-four years old at the time. The two Thoreau essays - respectively three pages and one page in Sartain's dense double-column presentation - were the first taste ever of Walden, which was published in book form two years later, in 1854. Bearing as well the seemingly countless articles, stories, poems and charming engravings which were the stock-in-trade of such publications, this one, particular, dying volume of Sartain's Magazine may be, much more significantly, a peerless confluence of inchoate genius, from two who would thereafter take distinct paths to literary immortality. L5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arctic Miscellanies, A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

      Colburn & Co, London 1852 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jérusalem et la Terre-Sainte. Notes de voyage, recueillie et mises en ordre par M. l'Abbé G. D.

      P., Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, s.d. (1852), 1 vol. grand in-8 (274 x 183) relié pleine percaline bleue éditeur, très riche décor doré personnalisé au plat supérieur et au dos, décor doré central au plat inférieur encadré de décors à froid, tranches dorées, cartonnage romantique d'époque, signé par Lenègre et Liebherre, de VII (1) - 399 (1) pp. Quelques cahiers dépassant très légèrement de la gouttière, très pâle mouillure en haut des premières pages (à peine perceptible), carte et plan légèrement brunis (papier différent du reste de l'ouvrage), rare et très bel exemplaire sans rousseurs par ailleurs. - Edition originale. Carte de la Palestine, plan de Jérusalem, vignette de titre gravée sur bois d'après Marville et 24 vues hors texte dessinées et gravées sur acier par Adolphe et Emile Rouargue. Au sommaire : Les Voyages en Orient - De Jaffa à Jérusalem - La Jérusalem des Juifs - La Jérusalem des temps chrétiens - Bethléem et Hébron - L'Arabie et Jéricho - De Jérusalem à Nazareth - Damas et Saint-Jean-d'Acres. Exemplaire de Paul de Coubertin, frère du célèbre Baron Pierre de Coubertin, avec son nom inscrit à la plume en première page blanche, dans son très beau cartonnage romantique dans un état de conservation remarquable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE DÉVOILÉE ou PRINCIPES DE SCIENCE OCCULTE.

      1852 - Paris, Imprimerie de Pommeret et Moreau, 1852. Grand in-quarto (222 X 277) toile chagrinée, dos lisse orné de caissons et de larges filets à froid en place des nerfs, surlignés d'un double filet doré, lettres « D » et « M » dorées chacune dans un caisson différent, large encadrement à froid sur les plats, fermoirs dorés, tranches dorées (reliure réalisée pour l'auteur) ; (2) ff. blancs, faux-titre, portrait gravé, titre, VIII-268 pages, (2) ff. blancs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 100 EXEMPLAIRES. De tous les livres magiques ou ésotériques qui vont fleurir en France au milieu du XIXème siècle, c'est sans doute l'UN DES PLUS CÉLÈBRES, DES PLUS LUXUEUX, DES PLUS REPRÉSENTATIFS : « Le baron Du Potet est une nature exceptionnelle et particulièrement intuitive. Son livre est le plus remarquable de tous les ouvrages de pure intuition ; nous ne le croyons pas dangereux, parce que Du Potet indique des forces dont il ne précise pas l'usage. Il sait qu'on peut nuire ou faire du bien, tuer ou sauver par les procédés magnétiques, mais ces procédés, il ne les indique pas d'une manière pratique et claire, et nous l'en félicitons, car le droit de vie et de mort suppose une souveraineté divine, et nous considèrerions comme un indigne celui qui, connaissant et possédant cette souveraineté, consentirait à la vendre » (ELIPHAS LEVI). « Cet ouvrage na pas été mis dans le commerce. Le baron Du Potet le réservait à ses initiés, auxquels il le cédait au prix de 100 francs l'exemplaire, et moyennant le serment par écrit de ne le communiquer à personne et de ne point révéler les secrets qui s'y trouvent indiqués » (Stanislas de GUAITA). Exemplaire bien COMPLET du PORTRAIT du baron Du Potet gravé à l'aquatinte par Denain en 1842, qui a été ajouté à la plupart des exemplaires. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, INTACT, DE CE LIVRE FAMEUX. (Caillet, "Manuel Bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes", I, 3405 ? Dorbon, "Bibliotheca Esoterica", 1387 ? Eliphas Levi, "Histoire de la magie", page 492). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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