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

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

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Arctic Miscellanies, A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

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

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

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

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE DÉVOILÉE ou PRINCIPES DE SCIENCE OCCULTE.

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

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        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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        VUE DU CHÂTEAU ROYAL DU VALENTIN. - VEDUTA DEL CASTELLO REALE DEL VALENTINO.

      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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        On Horizon Ring: Improved Globe, Boston. / Manufactured By Gilman Joslin. Corrected To Date. Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1852, in the Clerk¿s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

      Boston 1852 - 16 inches in diameter; 39 inches total height. Victorian parlor dark-stained oak tripod stand with shaped supports above central baluster standard on cabriole legs ending in snake feet; excellent condition with a few minor repairs with original finish. Globe with calibrated nickel-plated hour circles at the north and south poles, mounted within a calibrated full nickel-plated meridian. Horizon ring decorated with an engraved paper calendar and zodiac, somewhat age-darkened and with wear. Globe with vibrant original wash coloring. Condition: Rich original varnish surface with a warm, quite bright patina; scattered minor toning, wear, abrasions, small cracks, all professionally restored, still excellent overall. A very handsome, American floor globe in its original Victorian parlor oak stand. Though originally issued in 1852, the globe was extensively updated by Gilman Joslin to suggest an actual date of issue in the 1870s. Notable in this regard, the globe shows the path of the transatlantic cable, first laid in 1858 and improved in 1866. Also, Nevada (admitted 1864), Nebraska (1867), and Colorado (1876) are all shown as states. Likewise, Australia shows updated political divisions: Queensland is separate from New South Wales, and both North Australia and Alexandra Land appear. Canadian provinces have been similarly updated. Very interesting is clear evidence on the globe of the penetration of the African interior by some of the great English explorers of the latter half of the 19th century. Both lakes Victoria, discovered 1858, and Albert, discovered 1864, are shown and named. Explorations along the interior parts of the Congo (also Zaire) River are also in evidence. Geographical regions and political divisions throughout are set off by color in tones of green, dark pink, light pink, blue, with some outlined in red. The globe was originally designed and issued by Charles Copley (fl. 1843-69), a map and globe publisher and engraver working in Brooklyn, New York. He is well known for his sea charts, published by Charles Copley and Sons in the mid 19th century. In 1852, he copyrighted this globe along with a16-inch celestial globe and received a gold medal for them at the Fair of the American Institute in New York in the same year. In the 1870s and 1880s, Copley¿s globes were revised and reissued by the prominent Boston globe maker, Gilman Joslin, and also by the Franklin group. Dekker, Elly and van der Krogt, Peter.Globes from the Western World. London: Zwemmer, 1993. pp. 126, 140, 176; How to Use a Globe, Joslin¿s Terrestrial and Celestial Globes/ Joslin¿s Hand-book to the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes. Gilman Joslin& Son, Manufacturers and Dealers, 5 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts: [n.d., but c. 1890], pp. 3-4; Warner, Deborah Jean. ¿The Geography of Heaven and Earth,¿ Rittenhouse Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise, Vol. 2, No. 3. 1987. pp. 100-103;Yonge, Ena L. A Catalogue of Early Globes, Library Series No. 6. American Geographical Society: 1968. pp. 37-38.

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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. u.best.). Berlin Bibl., S. 63. - 1. Ausgabe. Mit schönen Ansichten von Berlin, darunter Gesamtans., Bibliothek, Breite Straße, Charlottenburger Schloß, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Schloß, Schloßbrücke, Zeughaus, Spandau (2), Strahlau, sowie Potsdam ( 4x). - Erst 1854 erschien die Ausgabe mit 55 Blatt. - Nur minimal fleckig und insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

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        MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS

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

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

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

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

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

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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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