viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1852

        Travels in Mexico andCalifornia: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, throughCentral Mexico, by way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the country of theApaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California.

      Boston. Wright & Hasty's Steam Press. 1852. - 12mo, 18cm, 138p., originalprinted wraps, two internal library perforation stamps & 1 ink stampnumber on the foot of the dedicate page, trimmed, removed from a boundvolume the upper wrap is fine, scarce. (cgc) Sabin 13393. Howes C451.Wagner-Camp 210. A scarce early journal of travels through the AmericanSouth West. Asa Bement Clarke (1817- 1882), of the Hampden MiningCompany, left New York on January 29, 1849 and traveled by way of Mexicoto California, arriving in Los Angeles on July 9, 1849. A well-writtenaccount detailing "a portion of the country but little known toAmericans", vivid descriptions of the Apaches, and descriptions ofCalifornia at the time of the gold rush. Clarke returned to the East in1851. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        La Chaîne Symbolique. Développement et tendances de l'idée maçonnique, dans les formes sous lesquelles elle s'est manifestée dans ses rapports avec la religion, l'état et l'art.Mythe, traditions, documents, histoire et dogmes de la Franc-Maçonnerie moderne, et de plusieurs autres sociétés secrètes, suivi de la Règle Maçonnique à l?usage des Loges réunies et rectifiées, arrêtée au Convent général de Wilhelmsbad, en 1782.

      Imprimerie d?Elie Carey, Genève, 1852 - XXXII- 511pages, Intérieur frais, pratiquement pas de rousseurs. Couverture très bien conservée. Pages non coupées. Non rogné. Bel état de l?ensemble. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
 2.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        The Story of the Charmed Fawn

      NY: John McLoughlin, c. 1852. 12mo. (24) pp.With six full-page illustrations by Harrison Weir, whose name is misspelled on the title page. One illustration is reproduced in color on the front wrapper. This is one title in the "Pleasure Books for Children", and there is an advertisement on the back wrapper showing the eleven other titles in this series. According to the publication information on the lower front wrapper, this book was printed by McLoughlin as the successor to Elton & Co., the publishing firm in which McLoughlin's father was a partner. The Elton name remains on the title page, and the back wrapper shows McLoughlin's Tryon Row address. Elton was identified as having occupied the Tryon Row address between 1852 and 1853; McLoughlin took over Elton around 1850 and moved the company to 24 Beekman Street in 1854. Examples of this work are known with the Beekman St address with a McLoughlin imprint, and copies are known with an Elton imprint showing their 18 Division address, which precedes Tryon Row by a year (1851-1852). It would appear, then, that this is a rare variant issue, of which we could locate only one possible recorded copy in institutional holdings.Original printed wrappers show minor soiling, a small chip to lower corner of front wrapper; several light spots internally. Overall a very good or better copy.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer 6 Volumes

      William Pickering, London 1852 - The Aldine Edition. Volume I contains a Memoir of Chaucer, by Sir Harris Nicolas, an "Essay on the Language and Versification of Chaucer, by T Tyrwhitt and "An Introductory Discourse to the Canterbury Tales. Engraved frontis potrait (vol I), 326pp; 330; 363;321; 321;288. Cased in full diced calf with gilt decorated spines, twin labels,gilt dentelles and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, AEG Bw ornaments to the text.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        John Brown, Jr.'s Copy of the "The Legislative Guide Rules for Conducting Business in Congress; Jefferson's Manual; and The Citizens' Manual."

      Philadelphia 1852 - Signed Book, The Legislative Guide, Containing All the Rules for Conducting Business in Congress; Jefferson's Manual [of Parliamentary Practice]; and The Citizens' Manual., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852, 317 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed twice by John Brown's oldest child, who in 1856, was elected to the Kansas territorial legislature. John Brown, Jr. (1821-1895) was the oldest child of abolitionist John Brown. He married Wealthy Hotchkiss, and they had two children, John and Edith. The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) effectively repealed the free-slave state dividing line set at 36 30' North latitude by the Missouri Compromise (1820). Instead, new states would decide on slavery's status within their borders by "popular sovereignty." The result was a deluge of both pro and anti-slavery forces staking claims in Kansas territory. John Jr. and his siblings joined their father's anti-slavery fight, and moved to Osawatomie, Kansas, in 1855. John Jr. was elected to the territorial legislature in 1856. He later led a militia to provide relief to Lawrence, Kansas, which had recently been sacked by proslavery supporters. In 1860, he was a Canadian emigration agent, supporting both African Americans and Native Americans. During the Civil War, John Jr. served as Captain of Co. K of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry, but was forced to resign due to illness in late 1861.Sources disagree whether or not John Jr. had knowledge of the Harpers Ferry raid. However, John Jr. (and brothers Jason and Salmon) refused to participate in it, which caused a rift in the family considering that brothers Watson and Oliver (both killed in the action) and youngest brother Owen (escaped) joined their doomed father. Regardless of his involvement in the raid, John Jr. was a committed abolitionist and was subpoenaed during Congressional investigation after his father's actions. He refused his summons, and when federal marshals went to arrest him, an armed group prevented him from being taken into custody.In 1862, John Jr. moved to South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, where he lived until his death in 1895 cultivating grapes, lecturing on temperance and slavery, and teaching math and science. He defended his father's actions from criticism for the rest of his life.ConditionFoxing, rubbed, otherwise good.Sources"John Brown, Jr.," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center."John Brown, Jr., of Put-In Bay," Sandusky History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Plate 209 - Scarlet Tanager

      Lockwood, New York 1852 - John James Audubon Selection from Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, octavo ed. Lockwood, New York: 1852-54 Hand-colored lithographs 10” x 6 1/2”

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Common Sights on Land and Water. Delineated & Described for Young Children.

      Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [1852]. - Oblong 4to., (8 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches). 12 lithographed plates (a bit toned, occasionally spotted). Original publisher's pictorial printed wrappers (a bit frayed, a few pale stains, toned). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of Albert Crick to front wrapper, occasional contemporary marginalia. First edition. A charming collection of instructional lithographs for children illustrating moral lessons. Augustus Kollner was "a distinguished 19th-century Philadelphia artist, etcher, engraver, and lithographer who started his career in the arts in Germany. Kollner worked as an engraver of book illustrations and animal portraiture in Stuttgart by 1828 and in Paris during the 1830s before he immigrated to the United States and Washington, D.C. in 1839. In D.C., he worked at the Haas firm and lithographed advertisements, bank notes, and cityscape views until he relocated to Philadelphia in 1840. In his new city of residence, he established a studio as a portrait painter at Chestnut and Exchange streets with a residence at Noble above Franklin streets by 1844. "Between 1847 and 1848, Kollner became the artist for the lithographic firm Brechemin & Camp (Phoenix Block, Second and Dock streets) where he designed all genres of lithographs as well as advertised his picturesque views based on his annual summer sketching trips of the East Coast, including Canada. In addition, his views of American landmarks, including Philadelphia, began to be published for the seminal series "View of American Cities" issued 1848-1851 by Goupil, Vibert & Co. He also assumed a partnering role with John H. Camp following the retirement of Louis Brechemin. During this time Kollner had also relocated his residence to 239 Arch Street, where he lived ca. 1848-ca. 1854. "The new partnership lasted to ca. 1851 during which time the men issued a number of advertisements promoting their collaboration and Kollner began his work for the American Sunday School Union [the publisher here]. He contributed a number of plates for their children's moral lesson books such as 'City Sights for Country Eyes' (1856). The lithographs created by pen and ink were atypical for American pictorial lithography and often included Kollner's expertise in the delineation of horses" (Library Company of Philadelphia online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. - Chromolithographic title with large vignette; handcolored frontispiece of heights of principal mountains and lengths of principal rivers; contents list printed in red, black, and gold; seventy-three handcolored lithographic maps, charts, and city plans (one double- page). Folio, 17 x 13 3/4 inches. Publisher's green marbled paper- covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. In a modern red cloth box, morocco label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. Despite its title, the atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty-three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia round 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the right to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter, and hand- color the maps. PHILLIPS ATLASES 807. RISTOW, pp.311-13 (ref). RUMSEY 553.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Storia di Napoleone del Signor Norvins. Nuova edizione italiana corredatadi note e della giunta d'importantissimi documenti per cura del bibliofilo Marco Malagoli Vecchj

      presso Giorgio Pillori, Firenze 1852 - 4 Volumi in 8°grande(19 x 27) pagine 654, (2); 582, (2); 552; 608 Splendida opera difficile da reperirsi completa delle 75 Tavole che illustrano i personaggi più famosi dell'epopea napoleonica e i luoghi o le battaglie principali (indice dlle tavole in fine al 4° volume). Risultano acquarellati a mano i ritratti di Desaix e di Ney. Nel quarto volume alla fine del trattato del Norvins vi si trovano: 1) Testamento e codicilli di Napoleone; 2) Massime di Napoleone relativamente alla guerra; 3) Massime estratte dalle memorie del celebre Generale Italiano Montecuccoli; 4) Notizie sulla Imperatrice Giuseppina; 5) Lettere del Generale Bonaparte a Giuseppina; 6) Lettera dell'Imperatrice Giuseppina all'Imperatore Napoleone (con replica e risposta) 7) Lettere dell'Imperatrice Giuseppina a sua figlia 8) Assasinio del Maresciallo Brune; 9) Dell'evasione di Napoleone dall'Isola D'Elba 10) Pensieri di Napoleone sulla Divinità Legatura dell'epoca in mezza pelle marrone con piatti marmorizzati. Filetti e titolo dorati al dorso, qualche graffio ai piatti, interni con carta sana e rari arrossamenti. Opera nello stato di più che Ottimo.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Recollections of a Policeman. By Thomas Waters, An Inspector of the London Detective Corps.

      New York. Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers. 1852. - 12mo, 18.5cm, the First Edition, 238p., publisher's ads on the endpapers, in the original elaborately blind stamped red cloth, gilt spine titles, slightly cocked, some wear on the edges, a very good copy, rare in red cloth (n13). ~ The true first edition, this very scarce American pirated edition which predates the first English edition of 1856, by a surprising four years. Only a few (5 or 6) copies are known bound in red cloth, typically it is found in brown cloth. Considered to be the first of the British detective books. "Waters" was the pseudonym for William Russell, one of the earliest creators of detective fiction in the UK. See "Waters. Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer". London, J&C Brown, 1856. (Queen's Quorum 2. Hubin (1994), p. 843)]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      ADMINISTRATION DE LIBRAIRIE - PARIS / IMPRIMERIE DONDET-DUPRE, AU MARAIS 1852 - R320025820: (422 + 432) + (430+423+432) + (423+415+440) pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc et en couleurs hors texte sous serpente - Augmenté d'un frontispice sosu serpente pour chaque voume / 4 plats marbrés - 1ers et 2emes plats et tranches frottés - Coins rognés (voire parfois coupés / Dos frotté et parfois les coiffes en tete et pied / Auteur, titre, tomaison et filets dorés / Rousseurs dans le texte sans conséquence sur la lecture . Possibilité de Vente à l'Unité, soit 99 euros LE VOLUME / SOMMAIRE : VOYAGES DANS LES AMERIQUES (1+2) - MERS DU SUD, DE LA CHINE, ET ARCHIPELS DE L'INDRE (3+4+5) - NAUFRAGES CELEBRES (6+7+8). In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos frotté. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      New York: Bunnell and Price,. 1852. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4-143 [144: blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind.. A fine copy. (#95344). First hardcover edition, and first printing of this text. This work, prepared by a close acquaintance of Locke, provides a biographical sketch of Locke; anecdotes about the reception of Locke's report; appendices presenting an authentic description of the Moon; and the text of Locke's successful hoax perpetrated in the NEW YORK SUN, in August 1835, which pretended to reveal a discovery that men and animals existed on the Moon. The revelations, supposedly reprinted from the actually defunct EDINBURGH JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, were so cleverly wrought that, for a short time, the report was given credence in scientific circles in the United States and Europe. The report was soon denounced as a hoax by the public press and Richard Adams Locke (1800-1871), a reporter for the SUN, was identified as the perpetrator of the "ingenious astronomical hoax." Interest in the lunar discoveries increased the SUN'S circulation to more than nineteen thousand, the largest of any daily of that time. According to William Gowans, who reprinted the story in 1859, Locke's account created such public interest that the owners of the SUN published sixty thousand copies of it in pamphlet form. The pamphlet was published in September 1835 and every copy was sold in less than a month. Nevertheless, the 1835 printings are rare and only a handful of copies survive. See Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-23; and (1981) 1-137. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1348 and 1349. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 728. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 142. Locke, Voyages in Space 130. Bleiler (1978), p. 125 (citing earlier editions). Reginald 09129B. Wright (I) 1704a (citing an earlier undated 11-page edition probably published in 1835).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Whistler at the Plough; containing travels, statistics, and descriptions of scenery & agricultural customs in most parts of England: with letters from Ireland: also, "Free Trade and the League"; a biographical history

      James Ainsworth, Manchester 1852 - Complete 3 volumes in 7 parts, collation, Part 1, engraved frontis, [iv]+288pp, Part 2, 289-576pp, Part 3, 577-632-[5]228pp, Part 4,229-516pp, Part 5, 517-640, [3]4-160pp, Part 6, 161-448pp, Part 7, 449-643pp, [1]+3pp index, [1]+8+16+[4]+4[4]+12pp, catalogue and book list, irregular pagination, title pages for Free Trade bound in part 7. Bound in original publishers gilt/blind stamped cloth. Cloth light rubbed, abrasion wear to head and tail of 3 volumes, with some minor wear loss, edge of a few boards bumped, two edges have minor damage, cloth slight faded or dust marked, short split on one hinge joint. Generally all binding in good clean condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, one volumes has a few creased pages with a few short nicks on edges, one page has some browing, a few page with a small stain on margin, one page with short tear. Generally pages in very good clean condition. Overall this set is in very good condition. A58 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      John Van Voorst, London 1852 - 114pp including 6pp catalogue. 4 tinted lithographed illustrations. G : in Good condition in original cover. Heavily rubbed with chipping to head and tail of backstrip. Lower outer corner of page 16 torn away [no text loss]. Contemporary ink inscriptions in English and Arabic on front endpapers with sketches of birds [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country.

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1852 - Original blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, flat spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers (minor fading to spine) A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear and mounted to the pastedowns, as issued. (Small clipped portion at head of title neatly restored, ink marks on title). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 15.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a Green Velvet Book Box with Handcolored Sentimental Vignette on Upper Cover

      Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany], 1852-1862. (COMMONPLACE BOOK) Obling 16mo. Handcolored scene of two children tending a sick dog within scalloped window on upper cover, chromolithograph pictorial sentiments on inside front cover and interior lid. Six printed sentiments (colored), one with embossed gilt floral decorations. 23 autograph verse quotations and sentiments in ink, in various neat hands, including two love poems (one with a colored floral border and one with a pencil portrait of a young man). Green velvet book book box with gilt- metal ornamental borders and corner pieces. Some minor rubbing. Contents generally fine . Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed "Tobis seiner liebsten Anna" is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption "Jetzt bin ich's nicht mehr." One other note is signed and dated, "Anna Hehrner, im Weingarten, den 13 Mai 1862"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Maison de Savoie Depuis le 1555, jasqu'à 1850.

      Perrin, 1852-56, Turin, - Quattro voll. in 4°, pagg. 513, 3nn; 273, 3nn; 548, 4nn; 672, con centinaia di litografie quasi tutte a colori sempre disegnate e eseguite da Perrin. Legature novecentesche in m. perg. con angoli. Manca la prima segnartura del secondo volume e una quindicina di tavole rispetto al numero indicato negli indici. Opera difficile a reperirsi completa a causa della sua pubblicazione in fascicoli nel corso di diversi anni. Alcune bruniture, mai deturpanti, nell'insieme buon esemplare di quest'opera non comune e ricercata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Biggio]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books PBFA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: All Books Ottawa]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Arctic Searching Expedition : A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea. 1st US ed.

      Harper & Brothers, New York, 1852, - RICHARDSON, Sir John. Arctic Searching Expedition : A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea, in search of the Discovery Ships under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America. N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, 1852. First US Edition. Pp (6),[iii]-xi,(1),[13]-516,+ [1]-6,[1]-3,(3) pp.of ads. 8vo, brown pressedcloth, gilt lettering to spine. Arctic Bibliography 14489. "Contains the journal of Richardson's and Dr. John Rae's expedition in the summer and fallof 1848, down the Mackenzie River and (by boat) eastward along the coast to Coppermine River, returning overland to Fort Confidence; with chapters onEskimos, Kutchin, Cree, and Chipewyan Indians and on Dr. Rae's summer journey in 1849, down the Coppermine River." -- Arctic Bibliography. (Washington): U. S. Department of Defense, 1953. Vol. 2, p. 2149. Some chipping to top of spine, corners somewhat bumped, fore-edge of back board has a small detracting bunp, some foxing to endpapers and title-page, else a very nice, tight copy. 750.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      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]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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)]
 27.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Legends of The Madonna; The History of Our Lord; Legends of Monastic Orders; Sacred & Legendary Art.

      London: Longman et al. 1852 - 6 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Stunning full straight grained calf by Maclehose. Gilt lettering within gilt rolled border, dentelles and all edges. A very fine set of these works by the extraordinary Mrs Jameson, the Dublin born writer and scholar. A few light marks but a very attractive set in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: St Marys Books & Prints]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 35.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: MIMO Libros]
 36.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva (Hardcover, six volumes)

      Robert P. Smith, Philadelphia 1852 - Small quarto, six volumes. Contemporary green morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to spines and boards: borders of interwoven fillets, arabesques, and central illustration of a Jalap bindweed, six spine compartments, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. Near Fine. Spines slightly darkened, moderate foxing throughout (prominent at the plates), a few faint bruises at the front endpapers of a few volumes, and scattered discoloration of the page edge gilt. The first three volumes are authored by Michaux, with the full title, "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts, and Their Introduction into Commerce, to Which is Added, a Description of the Most Useful of the European Forest Trees." The last three volumes were authored by Nuttall, as "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California, as Wells as in Various Parts of the United States." Michaux's original three volumes were a result of ten years of research, illustrated with 156 colored copperplate engravings by the Route brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, and Pancrace Bessa, and were generally considered the authoritative text in the field upon its publication. Nuttall added 127 plates for his three volumes, making the two works united one of the most complete works on the subject, unparalleled in its production, descriptions, and illustrations. Sabin 48695. Nissen 1361. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.