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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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      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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      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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        Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields

      Richard Bentley, London 1852 - 3 volumes: xii-[17]+410 pages with frontispiece and 4 other plates as called for; viii+[9]+405 pages with frontispiece bound in opposite page viii, lacks second plate at page 72, but copy supplied and laid in; viii+[9]+431 pages with frontispiece and three other plates (lacks plates opposite pages 201, 206 and 241). Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") issued in blue cloth with pictorial globe to front covers and gilt to spines. (Abbey Travel: 562) 1st edition. Godfrey Charles Mundy(1804-1860), soldier and author, was born on 10 March 1804, the eldest son of Major-General Godfrey Basil Mundy and Sarah Brydges, née Rodney, daughter of the first baron Rodney (1718-1792) who defeated the French Fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in 1782. Mundy entered the army as an ensign in 1821, was commissioned lieutenant in 1823, captain 1826, major 1839, lieutenant-colonel 1845, and colonel 1854. In 1825-26 he was decorated while serving in India as aide-de-camp to Lord Combermere at the siege and storming of Bhurtpore. He was later stationed in Canada and arrived in Sydney from London in the Agincourt in June 1846 as deputy adjutant general of the military forces in Australia. He left in August 1851 and during the Crimean war was appointed under-secretary in the War Office. On 4 April 1857 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Jersey in the Channel Islands with the local rank of major-general. He died in London on 10 July 1860 survived by his wife Louisa Katrina Herbert, whom he had married in Sydney on 6 June 1848, and by their son. In 1832 Mundy published Pen and Pencil Sketches, Being the Journal of a Tour in India, and in 1852 Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields. He illustrated Our Antipodes with landscapes and lively scenes engraved from his own sketches. The first book went through three editions and the second four, not counting translations in German (1856) and Swedish (1857). In Australia Mundy accompanied his cousin Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy on several outback tours in New South Wales, and he visited Victoria, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Aristocratic by birth and conventional in temper, he showed in his books a discerning eye, a lively pen, a keen sense of humour and a marked streak of sturdy common sense. Our Antipodes still makes entertaining reading and is an invaluable source of information for the Australian social historian. Condition: Recased with new spines, some foxing, previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns, corners bumped, glue stains to front pastedowns lacks plates opposite pages 72, 201, 206 and 241 else a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.

      London- Smith, Elder, & Company 1852 - A first edition three volume set of Henry Esmond by Thackeray, in the original boards. Bound in the publisher's original binding. Scarce and desirable in the publishers original cloth. First Edition. Three volumes, complete. With the16pp advertisements to the rear of Volume III. William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811 1863, was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. After his education, Thackeray travelled Europe, and then squandered his inheritance on gambling and unfortunate business enterprises. He turned to art, which he studied in Paris, but did not pursue the profession. After marrying Isabella Shawe, Thackeray took to writing and journalism to support himself and his family. His novels became moderately successful, along with his works for magazines such as Frasers Magazine, Foreign Quartley Review, Punch and the Morning Chornicle. It was not until later, with the publication of Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond, that Thackerays reputation grew. As the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, it is on Esmond that Thackeray's fame as a historical novelist primarily rests Set during the reign of Queen Anne, the novel focuses attention on the English revolution and on the conflicts over succession caused by William III and Anne having no surviving children. . . Henry Esmond, writes his memoirs in the twilight of his years on his estate in Virginia, a property he came to after all the events worth telling about his life have taken place. . . Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Henry's life is his successive discoveries that what he thought was true, wonderful, and good proves to be false, disappointing, and even evil Thackeray once again plays off the narrator's insights against the reader's suspicions, giving readers one of the most thought-provoking and unsettling among Victorian novels. Condition: The bindings are firm. The front hinge of volume I is strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and discolouration, with marks to the boards and slight loss to the spine labels. Internally the pages have slight browning, with spotting and handling marks. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier, revues sur l'édition in-4° de l'imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens, 12 vol.

      - Garnier Frères, Paris, (1852/54) ;; In-8 Jésus, Relié demi-cuir. nouvelle édition, xxxvi, 7740 pp., 156 gravures sur acier aquarellées et gommées sur 160 , la plupart par Adam, demi-chagrin vert, dos à 4 faux-nerfs ornés de filets à froid, plats frippés sur le vol.3, traces de mouillures sur pages de titre et faux-titre sur vol. 3 et 7, papier bruni sur quelques vol., mais dans l'ensemble un bel exemplaire de ce classique ! Très bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos impeccable, Rousseurs. Nissen ZBI 705, Ronsil 413, Wood 269, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      TURIN. BACIARINI, 1852 (mm 181x262 più margini)Stampa litografica originale eseguita alla matita da Iunck su disegno di Enrico Gonin. Sotto la cornice che riquadra la parte figurata, indicazioni dell'artista, del litografo, e titolo. L'opera raffigura una veduta del castello seicentesco del Valentino, eretto come residenza della prima "Madama Reale" Maria Cristina di Borbone, reggente del ducato di Savoia: il castello è colto oltre il corso del Po, ed è circondato da una rigogliosa vegetazione e da altri edifici minori. La stampa è tratta da un'importante raccolta di vedute di Torino e dintorni, eseguite da disegni di Enrico Gonin (fratello maggiore del più famoso pittore Francesco Gonin). Esemplare in buono stato conservativo.

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        Les danses des morts, dissertations et recherches historiques, philosophiques, littéraires et musicales sur les divers monuments de ce genre qui existent ou qui ont existé tant en France qu'à l'Etranger, accompagnées de la Danse macabre, Grande ronde Voca

      - KASTNER (Georges) : Les danses des morts, dissertations et recherches historiques, philosophiques, littéraires et musicales sur les divers monuments de ce genre qui existent ou qui ont existé tant en France qu'à l'Etranger, accompagnées de la Danse macabre, Grande ronde vocale et instrumentale (Paroles d'Edouard thierry, musique de Georges Kastner et d'une suite de planches représentant des sujets tirés d'anciennes danses de morts des XIVe, XVe et XVIIE siècles, la plupart publiés en France pour la première fois, avec les figures d'instruments de musique qu'ils contiennent, ainsi que d'autres figures d'instruments du moyen âge et de la renaisssance. Paris, 1852, Brandus in-4 broché, 310pp +XXplanches+44pp. Dos fendu Rarissime. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. A little rubbed and sunned, spine of Volume II slightly chipped and repaired, a little light foxing, but overall a very nice set. 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. 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) Czech p.70; Handley - Annotated Bibliography of Diaries printed in English p.846. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Archive of Eight Original Signed Letters, TOGETHER WITH a Photographic Carte de Visite and Layard's 2 Volume Autobiography.

      1852 - A small ALS letter archive consisting of 8 letters by Sir Austen Henry Layard, Archaeologists & Diplomat and Excavator of Nineveh, dealing primarily with his time as a Member of Parliament. 8vo., a total of 20 pages, among others to Arthur Hamilton Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore who was Governor of Ceylon and Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as to various other correspondents. Written between 1852 and 1855 these letters shed light on Layard's political maneuvers and his colourful political career as M.P. and member of the cabinet. Layard's 2 volume work accompanies this archive to provide further background information. Title: Autobiography and Letters from his childhood until his appointment as H.M. Ambassador at Madrid. Edited by the Hon William N Bruce, with a chapter on his parliamentary career by the Rt Hon Sir Arthur Otway. London: John Murray, 1903. 2 Volumes. 8 vo. vii, 353; ix, 294 pages, with frontispiece to both volumes, 9 plates and 2 fold-out maps. Original publisher's brown cloth, with title to front board and spine. Minor foxing and wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition. Together with a photographic CDV Carte de Visite showing Layard in full length dress. The lot contained in an archival box for protection. " I am led to hope that notwithstanding some kind of presentiment to the contrary, I may be of a little note in my generation. It is, no doubt, a very mortifying thing to one who has given up every prospect in life as I have for politics to find some of the best years of my life thrown away. In this country it is difficult for a man who has not got a great fortune or a great party at this back, a great popularity, to secure a place in public life. I always felt during the struggles I had in Parliament that I should have to pay the penalty of trying to be independent & I have, therefore, no reason to complain ." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. v. Eichendorff").

      Berlin, 16. IX. 1852. - Large 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To the German translator and poet Adolf Böttger (1815-1870), who had sent him his recently published poem "Düstere Sterne". Eichendorff is acknowledging Böttger's "rich, poetic talent", but refuses to participate in a lyrical anthology, for he has no suitable poem by hand, and is actually not in the mood to write a fine ballad. - Adolf Böttger was one of the most reputable translators from English to German in the 19th century; his major project was the translation of the complete works of Byron. - Not mentioned in Koch; presumably unpublished. - Edges slightly frayed, and small clipped section on fol. 2 (not touching text).

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        La Normandie illustrée. Monuments, sites et costumes de la Seine-Inférieure, de l'Eure, du Calvados, de l'Orne et de la Manche.

      Nantes, Charpentier, 1852. - 3 volumes in-folio, reliure 1/2 chagrin vert (signée Duval à Granville), dos à 5 nerfs. (Reliure très légèrement frottée aux mors). L'ouvrage habituellement relié en 2 ou 5 volumes l'est ici en 3. Il est composé de 5 frontispices, 1 carte en couleurs, 150 planches hors texte lithographiées en deux tons dont 24 de costumes, en couleurs, XXXV-461 pp. Très bon ouvrage remarquablement documenté et minutieusement dessiné qui constitue une mémoire fidèle de la Normandie. A noter quelques rousseurs inévitables pour cette édition et une mouillure marginale dans les dernières pages du deuxième volume. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Naval Dry Docks of the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ponte di Vimercate (senza titolo)

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

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        Berlin und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Originalansichten. Historisch - topographisch beschrieben von Ludwig Rellstab.

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

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

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

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

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        Kit Carson - artifact

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

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        An Abridgement of Scripture History; Consisting of Lessons Selected from the Old Testament, for the Use of Schools and Families

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

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

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        G. Osbaldeston Esqr. extraordinary match of 200 miles against time

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

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

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

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        Uncle TomÕs Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly

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

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

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

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        Karte des Kantons Zürich im Masstab von 1: 25?000 nach den in den Jahren 1843 bis 1851 gemachten Aufnahmen von 1852 bis 1865 auf Stein gravirt im topographischen Bureau in Zürich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Arctic Miscellanies, A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

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

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

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

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

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        Travels in Mexico and California:

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        New Universal Atlas of the World

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

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

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

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

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

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