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

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

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        History Of The United States, Or Republic Of America: With A Chronological Table and a Series of Progressive Maps

      New York, NY: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1852. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. 12 Maps. Signed by Author. (full book description) A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY, 1852. NEW Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", 523pgs. 12 Maps. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and dated by author on blank page after front endpaper. Modern professional rebinding in dark blue cloth with maroon spine label and gold gilt letters. Page ends moderately browned, maps are browned, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. SCARCE. Emma Willard SIGNED copy. Covers VG+, text VG-. 11 of 12 maps Good,last one VG+. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        PROYECTO Y ENSAYO DE UNA LENGUA UNIVERSAL Y FILOSOFICA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1852. 112pag + deplegable (foto) + 3h. 20x14. Filologia. Desconocida y Rarisima Obra con el primerisimo idioma universal antes del Volapuk y del Esperanto. Magnifico ejemplar y dificil en comercio. Ref 5.5 Biblioteca A.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES BUCHANAN TO MAYOR DAVID LYNCH, WITH CANDID OPINIONS FROM BUCHANAN ON DEMOCRATIC RIVALS LEWIS CASS AND STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, AND EVENTUAL WHIG NOMINEE GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT]

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

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

      T. Hatchard, London 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natural-historia för hemmet och skolan.

      Beskrifningar och afbildningar af föremål utur alla naturens riken. Efter tillförlitliga källor bearbetad. Med öfver 400 kolorerade figurer. Sthlm, N. Marcus, (1852)-53. Tvär-folio. (2),101 s. & XXXIV handkolorerade litograferade plr. Samtida marmorerat pappbd med nyare blå pappersrygg. Lager- och småfläckig på sina håll. I textdelen lagningar i nedre marginalen på s. 1-10 och 21. En mindre fuktfläck i övre marginalen från s. 79 till slutet. Bra ex.. Utgavs i fyra häften på Huldbergs förlag. Atlasdelen utgörs av färglagda litografier efter utländsk förlaga. Dal skriver: "Koloreringen är utförd med Huldbergs egen metod, lika dålig som alltid; skogssnäppan är grön och ejdern har ljusblå vingar. Några av planscherna bjuder på egenartade sammanställningar av djur och natur, på plansch XIX avbildas t.ex. guldfasan, kalkon, vaktel, duva, struts, kasuar och den utdöda dronten tillsammans i ett ökenlandskap med en palm"

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        Recueils de textes, mandements et mémoires recueillis par Mgr Beauleret, curé de Dammartin. Tome I, 1835-1845 & Tome II, 1846-1852. (avec des lettres autographes de Parisis)

      1852 - Deux grands in-4° reliés demi-veau de l’époque, dos lisse fleuronné à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison (une petite morsure sans gravité à la charnière du t.I). Le père Beauleret a recueilli pendant toutes les années de son ministère, toutes les instructions pastorales, réquisitions, mandements, sermons publiés par son évêque. Elles sont reliées dans l’odre chronologique ou il les recevait dans sa paroisse et les lettres autographes de Parisis adressées au Père Beauleret sont insérées dans le texte selon l’ordre de leurs arrivées aussi. Pierre Louis Parisis, né le 12 août 1795 à Orléans dans le Loiret. C'est le fils d'un modeste boulanger d'Orléans. Considéré comme turbulent pendant sa jeunesse il deviendra celui que ses contemporains surnommerons «le premier évêque de France ». Il sera ordonné prêtre en 1819 pour le diocèse d'Orléans. Nommé évêque du diocèse de Langres le 28 août 1834, il a été consacré le 8 février 1835 en ayant déjà pris ses fonctions depuis le 19 décembre 1834 succédant à Mgr Jacques-Marie-Adrien-Césaire Mathieu. Le 12 août 1851, il est nommé évêque du diocèse d'Arras en succession de Mgr Hugues de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauragais décédé. Mgr Parisis décède à Arras le 5 mars 1866. Il entre au petit séminaire d'Orléans en 1807. Cinq ans plus tard, il est simultanément précepteur, surveillant et étudiant en théologie. En 1814, alors qu'il n'a que 19 ans, il est professeur de troisième, fonction qu'il assumera jusqu'à son ordination en 1819. Après son ordination, il fut nommé professeur de rhétorique mais, préférant l'action fut ensuite nommé vicaire de la paroisse Saint-Paul d'Orléans. Son zèle et ses nombreux talents firent l'admiration de son curé ce qui lui valut d'être nommé à seulement 33 ans curé de Gien, paroisse de six mille âmes, mais où régnait une forte déchristianisation. Son zèle et sa volonté de fer lui permirent de redresser la situation de manière remarquable et, sans qu'il l'eut lui-même espéré, lui ouvrit les portes de l'épiscopat en succession de Mgr Matthieu, nommé archevêque de Besançon. En tant qu'évêque de Langres, Mgr Parisis favorisa les congrégations religieuses, relança les synodes diocésains, intensifia les retraites et multiplia les visites pastorales et éleva un grand séminaire. Il essayait sans cesse de se rapprocher des ouailles qui lui avaient été confiées essayant même de rapprocher les dissidents de la Foi. S'il est donc vrai que son action pastorale dans son diocèse de Langres fut intense, son action la plus importante fut sans nul doute la réforme qu'il entreprit pour le rétablissement et le respect de la liturgie romaine. Cette réforme eut d'ailleurs un retentissement qui dépassa largement les frontières de son diocèse, la France ayant encore une forte tendance gallicane. En outre, pendant la préparation du concile Vatican I portant sur l'infaillibilité pontificale, Mgr Parisis se fera le "champion de Rome" s'opposant à de nombreux évêques français à tendance gallicane, tel que Mgr Dupanloup. C'est avec ce bilan élogieux que Mgr Parisis fut nommé à succéder à Mgr de la Tour d'Auvergne-Lauragais en tant qu'évêque d'Arras le 12 août 1851. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington. An Elaborate Panoramic View of the Entire Funeral Procession, Upwards of Sixty-Six Feet in Length

      London: Ackermann and Co., 1852 . First edition. Leporellos. Good. One of the longest and most ambitious processional panoramas ever produced, as befitting the august subject. 66 feet, or over 2,100 cm. Closed, within its chemise case, it measures 15 by 38 cm, and there are 56 panels, including a center panel with a vertical fold-out depicting the funeral car containing Wellington's coffin. Considerable wear along some folds, with a few closed tears along the folds repaired. Soiling scattered throughout the panorama. Original cloth case rebacked with matching cloth.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 19. I. 1852.. 1½ SS. Gr.-8vo.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Hoch erfreut, seit Jahr und Tag einmal wieder von Ihnen mein theurer Freund, unmittelbar zu hören, erwidere ich umgehend auf Ihre liebenswürdige Zuschrift vom 16. d. daß mir jeder von Ihnen empfohlene Gast willkommen ist. Veranlassen Sie Fräulein Kromeyer mir baldgefälligst ihr Repertoire zu schicken; ein Gastspiel sichere ich ihr zum Voraus zu, und zwar, nach der ersten Rolle zu bestimmen eine von drei oder von sechs Rollen. Ãœber deren Wahl werden wir leicht uns einigen, ebenso über das Honorar [...] Sie wissen, wie es in einem Komödienhause zugeht, obendrein wenn drei Gäste dem Hausherrn den Kopf warm machen. So brauch' ich denn die Kürze meiner Antwort nicht zu entschuldigen [...]". - Franz von Dingelstedt war von 1851 bis 1857 Intendant am Hoftheater in München. - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette.

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        Bleak House (In the Original 20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans, London (March 1852-September 1853) - In the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19, in the original blue-green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. First issue, with uncorrected text (p. 19, line 6 with "elgble;" p. 209, line 23 with "chair;" p. 275, line 22 with "counsinship.") The plates in part I are browned at edges; all other plates are very good to fine; the dark plate in part XVI has light off-setting to facing page. Several parts have spines expertly renewed; small loss at a few spine ends. Neat owner name on front wrap of parts I, XIII and XIX/XX; number on part I is written in ink (wrapper is correct). Altogether and outstanding set, complete, with all the ads and slips called for and quite scarce as such. Housed in a handsome red quarter-leather slipcase. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 275-304. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HMS "Rattlesnake" Commanded by Captain Owen Stanley R.N. entering the Louisiade Archipelago, June 14th, 1849

      London: Day and Son, 1852. Coloured lithograph measuring 250 x 350 mm., fine in mount. Dramatic and finely executed coloured lithograph of the survey vessel HMS Rattlesnake by eminent marine artist Sir Oswald Brierly (1817 - 1894). Under the command of Captain Stanley Owen the Rattlesnake undertook an extensive marine survey of the Great Barrier Reef and seas off New Guinea. Brierly joined the vessel in 1848 and painted skilful and beautiful marine studies throughout the voyage. Significantly, the expedition was also concerned with investigating the diverse natural history of the tropical coast of northern Australia and the archipelagos to the east of New Guinea. The chief naturalist, John MacGillivray, was assisted by the youthful surgeon Thomas H. Huxley who was later renowned as a leading biologist of the era. This lithograph depicts the Rattlesnake entering the Louisiade Archipelago located 200 kilometres to the southeast of New Guinea. This hydrography of this region was virtually unknown by the mid nineteenth-century, largely due to the previous control of the region by the Dutch who discouraged British naval activity in the area. Surveying such waters was skilful and dangerous work, justly celebrated in commemorative prints such as this one.

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        Articles of Association of the Philadelphia and California Mining Company, together with the By-Laws, Lease, Map, &c.

      Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1852. - 4to., (9 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches). Large fine folding lithographed "Map showing The Property of the Philada. & Cala. Mg. Co. Mariposa California" (very slightly toned, slight offsetting to title page). Original publisher's green paper printed wrappers, preserved in a modern cloth portfolio (just touched). First edition. "This company publication includes the terms of a lease from John C. Fremont, a letter from him to the company dated November 10, 1851, and a report of the enterprise's condition and prospects" (Kurutz). The articles stipulate that "the subscribers hereto, having acquired a lease of Six Hundred feet square of land, granted by John Charles Fremont, upon which there is a large quartz vein of gold, situate upon the river Mariposas. and which is deemed to be of great value--the title to which property the subscribers have conveyed to the Trustees of this Company, in trust for the stockholders--offer an opportunity to others to participate in the advantages and profits of said property." In October 1848 Frémont had set out on his ill-fated fourth expedition, "partially financed by St. Louis businessmen eager to locate a central, all-weather railroad route through the Rockies. During the unusually severe winter, the expedition lost its way in the rugged mountains of southern Colorado, and ten men, a third of the expedition, perished in the snow. While Frémont and several reliable men in his party blamed the guide, William S. 'Old Bill' Williams, other members blamed Frémont himself. Despite the tragedy, Frémont pushed on to California, where gold had been discovered at Las Mariposas, a seventy-square-mile tract near Yosemite Valley that he had purchased sight unseen in 1847 for $3,000. Las Mariposas made Frémont rich, but he was not a shrewd businessman. Until he sold it in 1864, its legal entanglements and escalating costs diminished both his profits and his energy" (Pamela Herr for ANB). 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. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS77. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        (JAPANESE PRINT BOOK -- MEIJA ERA)

      This unusual text is a middle school textbook for plants, and was created, according to our Japanese linguist, in the 38th year of the reign of Emperor Meija (1852-1912), who ruled from 1867 until his death -- which dates it to 1905. Laid into a small 4to portfolio (paper over heavy card stock with paper label), it is published accordion style, which unfolded measures over 15 feet in length. Very good/very good. The portfolio is age toned, rubbed and lightly soiled and has a restored hinge; the text block itself has small paper loss to the sole text page (expertly restored) and archival strengthening of some of the accordion folds (versos only). Fascinating and lovely, if cryptic, this Japanese production apparently includes some Chinese characters identifying the drawings (which include marijuana) and naming the Japanese artists. A prologue in Japanese identifies it as a middle school text for identifying plants. As our knowledge of the Japanese and Chinese languages is, shall we say, extremely limited -- okay, nonexistent -- our bibliographical details are accordingly scanty. What we do know is that the watercolors are superb renderings accomplished entirely in shades of grey with only a couple of highlights in the palest of pink and green -- stark and simple, with no background. There are striking, delicate closeups of a variety of exotic-looking plants and flowers (one with butterfly hovering nearby) and a single dramatic landscape showing a snow-capped mountain, each of these twelve scenes occupying a two-page (13" X 9½") spread. Each watercolor has a small, round 5/8ths diameter rubberstamp the text of which we have not identified. A beautiful thing that must be seen to be appreciated.

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        ALS concerning sale of fruit and wine from Cape Town to Hovil & Sons in London

      Sydney: 19 June, 1852. Bifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, old folds; very good. Buying wines and fruit from Cape Town. Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As the writer notes to their colleagues in London, R. Hovil & Sons, they are able to send net proceeds of almost 500 pounds sterling, an impressive figure. Levick & Piper were an important Sydney retailer, initially on George Street, but later at Pitt Street opposite the old Union Bank, selling everything from mouse-traps to iron-mongery. The company also did a roaring trade in food and wine, importing from all around the world (and developing a relationship with Cape Town in the process). There is presumably a connection with the 1830s firm of Levick & Younger (of George Street), but the Levick & Piper association dates from January 1849, when James and Joseph Levick went into partnership with Frederick Piper. The firm continued with a flourishing trade and in 1856 expanded to Melbourne, opening an importing warehouse on Flinders Lane. The Sydney business seems to have been wound up in 1857.

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        HMS "Mæander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail for anchoring

      London: Ackermann, 1852. Pair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm.; framed. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T.G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns. The first print shows the Mæander in the Pacific, shortening sail in heavy weather; the caption dates the events to 9 July 1850; in the second the ship is coming slowly to anchor in Rio de Janeiro, and the scene is dated 9 June 1851. Both prints are dedicated to Henry Keppel, and the ship's officers. Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) was a leading marine painter, and he had also studied naval architecture. He sailed on numerous expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage surveying the Barrier Reef, with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer, and on the Galatea with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Brierly joined Henry Keppel on H.M.S. Mæander after his voyage on the Rattlesnake and visited New Zealand, Tahiti and South America, returning to England in July 1851. A description of the voyage is given in Admiral Keppel's A Sailor's Life Under Four Sovereigns (London, 1899).

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        LES FLEURS ANIMEES

      - Bruxelles, A. Delavau, éditeur, 1852. 2 volumes in-4 demi-maroquin à longs grains à coins, dos à nerfs, ornés de beaux fers romantiques dorés, roulettes dorées sur les nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés (froissés), têtes dorées, (282),(272pp). Ce très grand classique est illustré de 54 MAGNIFIQUES GRAVURES HORS-TEXTE EN COULEURS. Cachet à l'encre, non rogné. Malgré quelques infimes piqûres au papier l'ensemble est en très bon état, dans une agréable reliure, et les illustrations sont superbes.

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        La France Maritime . 4 volumes. Complet.

      Dutertre, Libraire, Editeur. 1852 Demi - reliure, dos long orné de fers romantiques. Dos présentant des frottements & épidermures. Inérieur frais. Coins émoussés. Solides exemplaires. Complet de ses planches. 404pp - 54 planches, 402pp - 49 planches, 402pp - 46 planches, 408pp - 52 planches..

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        A New Universal Atlas 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

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia 1852 - Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. Modern red cloth box, morocco lettering piece A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured 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 43 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 nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 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 rights 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 the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 807; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey p.239. Folio. (17 x 13 3/4 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, contents list printed in red, black and gold, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (1 double-page). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      John P. Jewett 1852 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION, First Issue with no other printings printed on the title page of either volume. A wonderful set SIGNED by Harriet Beecher Stowe on a laid in card. Both books have been professionally restored preserving the ORIGINAL cloth for preservation. The bindings are tight, with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean in both books with some discoloration and minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A lovely set SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Harriet Beecher Stowe First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE OF THE LOWLY (in 2 volumes)

      JEWETT & CO, 1852-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Boston: John P. Jewett & Co, 1852: First Edition, Eighteenth Printings with statements of "Ninetieth Thousand" on title pages of both volumes. A complete set from matching printings. In Good-Plus condition, showing wear commensurate with age and therefore a bit fragile. Rubbing and edge wear to cloth. Lean to spines. Pages show age-related wear, spots, with signs of use. The bindings are holding, but some signatures are a bit loose, with some hanging on by single threads. Previous owner details at prelims. Volume I appears to be missing front free end paper and first blank page. This set shows signs of use and age, but remains relatively well preserved.

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        A Journey to the Tea Countries of China ; including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills; with a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains

      London: John Murray, 1852. Octavo, with two tinted lithographs (one frontispiece) and a third plate, engraved title-page, map, textual illustrations; a very good copy in the original decorative green cloth, bookplate. Chinese Tea-Growers: a fine copy. First edition, and scarce in the original cloth: a very attractive copy of this marvellous account of the botanist Robert Fortune's trip to China in 1847. Robert Fortune (1813-1880) was first sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. On that trip he spent four years abroad, experiencing pirate attack, shipwreck and entering the city of Loo-chow, then closed to Europeans, in Chinese disguise. He was responsible for the introduction to England of the kumquat, the double yellow rose, many varieties of tree peonies, azaleas and chrysanthemums. Buoyed by his success he visited China again in 1847 to collect tea plants on behalf of the East-India Company, successfully introducing tea to the Himalayas. In this volume, he gives an account of this second journey to China: "my object is to give a peep into the Celestial Empire, to show its strange hills and romantic valleys… and its strange and interesting people

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        A Journey to the Tea Countries of China; Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills; with a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains

      London: John Murray 1852 - 1st edition - Possibly 2nd printing - advertisements at rear dated april 1852. Hardcover. Illustrated, with map, complete. Green boards, Gilt decoration, and gilt title on spine reads "Tea Districts of China and India". Frontis and front free endpaper loose in one piece, binding shows at hinges, front hinge rather loose, browning to endpapers, browning and foxing throughout, sometimes severe. General wear, otherwise G [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Constitucion Politica Reformada del Estado de Coahuila

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

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        History Of The United States, Or Republic Of America: With A Chronological Table and a Series of Progressive Maps

      A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY 1852 - (full book description) A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY, 1852. NEW Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", 523pgs. 12 Maps. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and dated by author on blank page after front endpaper. Modern professional rebinding in dark blue cloth with maroon spine label and gold gilt letters. Page ends moderately browned, maps are browned, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. SCARCE. Emma Willard SIGNED copy. Covers VG+, text VG-. 11 of 12 maps Good,last one VG+. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Géographie du moyen Age, étudiée par Joachim Lewelel

      Bruxelles: Pilliet, 1852-1854-, 1857. Four parts text bound in one volume, with epilogue and atlas volumes, the latter oblong folio; 18 plates (some folding) in the text volumes, 50 plates (see note) in the atlas volume, excellent impressions of all the plates; the three volumes differently bound: recent quarter morocco with green boards (text); early crimson pebbled cloth, a little frayed at spine (epilogue); modern half green morocco over marbled boards (atlas). Rare complete set with the full complement of maps. First edition, with the full suite of lithographic plates, depicting any number of famous and important early maps, by a 'pioneer writer on cartography' (Tooley). This is one of the most important - and eccentric - early studies of the geography of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, and is only rarely seen complete with its folio atlas and the particularly uncommon epilogue volume of 1857. Lelewel's comprehensive intensive study of classical Greek, Latin and Arab sources, with each of the intricately engraved plates prepared by the author himself, includes the accounts of navigators, pilots and voyagers, and his scholarship makes it a significant source for cartography and the history of travel. The work is wide in scope, and whether Lelewel is discussing the foundations of modern Ptolemaic geography, the peregrinations of the Jewish scholar Benjamin of Tudele, or the great fourteenth-century Arab expeditions of Ibn Battuta, his synthesis of the field is magisterial. Lelewel was a Polish historian, educated at the Imperial University of Vilna. Although of Prussian descent, he became an ardent nationalist and his lectures on Polish history galvanised the country. One of the rebels of the November Uprising against the Russian authorities in 1830, he went into exile in Paris soon after the rebellion was suppressed, and was soon after forced to leave France for Brussels at the explicit request of the Russian Ambassador. A friend of Marx and Engels, he was a political agitator throughout his life. The plate count is complex, but the present example has the full complement. The folio atlas has 50 plates, as required: 49 are full page lithographs, while the remaining map (plate 47) is tipped on to the title-page, as instructed in the plate listing (this has caused some confusion among bibliographers; Howes, for example, lists "49" plates only). The question of the smaller plates for the text volumes has also been confused: Graesse calls for 12 plates, but the listing does not include the epilogue volume; Leclerc, who does notice the epilogue, calls for only 14 plates in total; Sabin does not list the smaller plates; and lastly, Howes lists 18 plates. This example with 18 & 50 plates, then, corresponds to the largest number of plates recorded by any of the bibliographers.

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings , from Sketches in New Zealand

      London: Dickinson Brothers, circa, 1852. Large folio, 4 pp. (title and text) and nine images on eight coloured lithograph plates; original printed wrapper with red cloth backstrip, preserved in a solander case. The rare coloured issue, with original wrappers. One of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century. This is a beautiful copy of the rare coloured issue, complete in the original illustrated wrappers. The superb handcoloured lithographs are by the naval commander Richard Aldworth Oliver. Oliver (1811-1889) commanded the HMS Fly on survey voyages of New Zealand and Pacific waters between 1847 and 1851, including acting as escort to Selwyn's schooner Undine to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides in 1849. It was during these voyages that he observed the Maori people first-hand and recorded the New Zealand and New Caledonian landscape for this publication. His personal observations of New Zealand during 1848-9 are also recorded in a manuscript journal, in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, London. The suite of views and portraits prepared by Oliver for the publication include "Chief Te Rangihaeta", "A Korero", "A Tangi (at Motoneka)", "The Falls of Kirikiri", "A Stranger's House (Houraki Pah)", "Half Castes of Pomare's Pah (Bay of Islands)", "Puebo (New Caledonia)" and portraits of two boys Harry Bluff and Johnny, who were 'half-castes, probably the children of whalers'. There were two issues of the work: a tinted issue and this rarer handcoloured version, which was issued at the substantial price of two guineas. Evidently the high price kept sales low, as an inserted slip (present in this copy) states: 'In consequence of the Subscription list for Capt. Oliver's work on New Zealand being not yet sufficiently filled with names, it is considered expedient to postpone bringing out more Parts of the work, until the number of names should be increased'. This was Oliver's only printed work, although a large number of his watercolour views and portraits survive in New Zealand institutional collections. Hocken and Bagnall date the book 1852, as does Abbey, while the BMC dates it 1853.

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        21 Offprints on physics, acoustics, microscopy, etc., from the Carl Ludwig collection

      1852-1893. <p>Helmholtz, Hermann (1821-94). Collection of 21 offprints, as listed below. Various sizes (the largest measuring 303 x 212 mm.). V.p., 1852-93. Most in original printed wrappers; see below for more detailed condition statements. Some browning, chipping and tears due to poor quality paper. Nearly all the offprints bear the stamp of the Ludwig collection, formed by physiologist Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig (1816-95; G-M 682, 770, 809-10, 819, 998, 1232); two of the offprints bear Helmholtz&#39;s presentation inscriptions to Ludwig. The offprints also bear the stamp of Lewis Hill Weed (1886-1952; G-M 1439).</p><p> First Separate Editions. Helmholtz was "the last scholar whose work, in the tradition of Leibniz, embraced all the sciences, as well as philosophy and the fine arts" (DSB). During his long career Helmholtz made fundamental contributions to physiological optics and acoustics, hydrodynamics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics and the philosophy of science. The present collection contains his important first paper on color theory (no. 1), as well as a few papers on acoustics (nos. 4, 11), and several papers on electrodynamics (nos. 5, 9, 10, 12-14, 19-21). </p><p>Helmholtz entered the field of color theory in 1852 with his "Ueber Hrn. D. Brewster&#39;s neue Analyse des Sonnenlichts," a refutation of David Brewster&#39;s triple-spectrum theory of light proposed in 1831. Brewster&#39;s theory, which claimed that sunlight consisted of three primary colors (red, blue and yellow) plus white, had found wide acceptance upon its publication, but came under increasing criticism over the next two decades. Helmholtz&#39;s paper, which carefully re-examined Brewster&#39;s experimental evidence, put an end to the triple-spectrum concept-Helmholtz was able to reproduce Brewster&#39;s experimental results, but demonstrated conclusively that they were due to scattered white light (in both the experimental apparatus and the eye) and to physiological optical influences.<p> Helmholtz&#39;s work in electrodynamics, the main focus of his research after 1870, led to his rejection of the notion of action at a distance (advocated by Ampere, Neumann, Weber and others), and to his acceptance of James Clerk Maxwell&#39;s field theory in advance of most other Continental physicists.</p><p> "During the last third of the nineteenth century Hermann von Helmholtz led an entire generation of German-speaking physicists to recognize the fecundity and challenge of James Clerk Maxwell&#39;s new electrodynamics. . . . [He] played an instrumental role in the formation of classical electrodynamics: through his critical analysis of the work of others, through creative variations on existing theories, and through his inspiring guidance of his students, he became a major figure in shaping classical, Maxwellian electrodynamics as it emerged during the last third of the nineteenth century" (Kaiser, "Helmholtz&#39;s role in the formation of classical electrodynamics," in Cahan, ed., Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth Century Science, pp. 374-402; quotation taken from pp. 374-75).</p><p>These offprints come from the library of Helmholtz&#39;s friend, the physiologist Carl Ludwig, whose invention of the kymograph in 1847 (G-M 770) influenced the course of Helmholtz&#39;s early physiological investigations of muscle contraction, and whose Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen (1852) helped pave the way for Helmholtz&#39;s work on the problem of eye movements. The offprints were later acquired by Lewis Hill Weed, who mapped out the pathways of the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.</p><p> 1. Ueber Hrn. D. Brewster&#39;s neue Analyse des Sonnenlichts. Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem. 86 (1852). 501-523pp. Orig. wrappers, author&#39;s pres. insc. inside front wrapper: "Seinem Ludwig, der Verfasser." Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 2. Erwiederung auf die Bemerkungen von Hrn. Clausius. Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem. 91 (n.d.). 241-266pp. Orig. wrappers, author&#39;s pres. insc. inside front wrapper: "Seinem Ludwig, der Verfasser." Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 3. Ueber die Empfindlichkeit der menschlichen Netzhaut fur die brechbarsten Strahlen des Sonnenlichts and Ueber die Zusammensetzung von Spectralfarben. Offprints from Ann. d. Phys. u. Chem. 94 (1854?). 205-211; 1-28pp. Plate. Offprints bound together in orig. wrappers, plate and back wrapper detached. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 4. (Helmholtz with F. C. Donders) Ueber die Vocale. Offprint from Arch. Holl. Beitrage z. Natur- u. Heilkunde (1857). 1 sheet (2pp.), unbound. Split in 2 along horizontal fold. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 5. Vergleich des Ampere&#39;schen und Neumann&#39;schen Gesetzes fur die elektrodynamischen Krafte. Offprint from Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1873). 91-104pp. Orig. wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries. </p><p>6. Vortrag ¸ber die Granzen der Leistungsfahigkeit der Mikroskope. Offprint from Monatschr. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1873). Single sheet (2pp.), browned, chipped. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 7. Uber ein Theorem, geometrisch Ohnliche Bewegungen flussiger Korper betreffend, nebst Anwendung auf das Problem, Luftballons zu lenken. Offprint from Monatsbericht d. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1873). [2], 502-514pp. Orig. wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 8. Vorrede. . . . Extract from Thomson, William and Tait, P. G., Handbuch der theoretischen Physik, tr. Helmholtz & G. Wertheim, Vol. 1, part 2 (Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1874), pp. i-xiv, [2]. Unbound. Some soiling & wear. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries. 9. Versuche ¸ber die im ungeschlossenene Kreis durch Bewegung inducierten elektromotorischen Krafte. Offprint from Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1875). 400-418pp. Orig. wrappers, front wrapper detached. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 10. Ueber galvanische Strome, verersacht durch Concentrationsunterschiede; Folgerung aus der mechanischen Warmetheorie. Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem. (1877). 201-216pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 11. Telephon und Klangfarbe. Offprint from Monatschr. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1878). [2], 489-500pp. Orig. wrappers, front wrapper detached. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries. </p><p>12. Studien ¸ber electrische Grenzschichten. Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem., n.s., 7 (1879). 337-382pp. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper detached. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p>13. Uber Bewegungsstrome am polarisirten Platina. Offprint from Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1880). 285-305pp. Orig. wrappers, front wrapper detached. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries. </p><p>14. Uber die auf das Innere magnetisch oder dielektrisch-polarisierter Korper wirkenden Krafte. Offprint from Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1881). 24pp. Orig. wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 15. On the relation of optics to painting; on the origin of the planetary system; on thought in medicine; on academic freedom in German universities. Offprint from Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature 1, no. 24 (July 1, 1881). 25pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped, folded in half horizontally, some tears along folds.</p><p> 16. Bestimmung magnetischer Momente mit der Waage. Offprint from Sitzungsber. K. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 16 (1883). 4pp. Orig. printed front wrapper, rear wrapper lacking. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 17. Weitere Untersuchungen die Elektrolyse des Wassers betreffend. Offprint from Sitzungsber. K. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (no vol. or year, but not before 1887). 9pp. Orig. rear wrapper present, front wrapper lacking.</p><p> 18. Kurzeste Linien im Farbensystem. Offprint from Sitzungsber. K. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 53 (1891). 13pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 19. Das Prinzip der kleinsten Wirkung in der Electrodynamik. Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem., n.s., 47 (1892). 26pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 20. Elektromagnetisch Theorie der Farbenzerstreuung. Offprint from Sitzungsber. K. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 53 (1892). 17pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p><p> 21. Zusatze und Berichtigungen zu dem Aufsatze: "Electromagnetische Theorie der Farbenzerstreuung." Offprint from Ann. Phys. Chem. n.s., 48 (1893). 723-725pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Stamps of Ludwig and Weed libraries.</p>

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

      Rio de Janeiro: Waterlow and Sons London for Thomas Reeves ?-1856 1852 - Chromolithgraph plate printed in colour and finished by hand. Overall sheet size: 606mm by 430mm. Birds depicted: Pipra Strigillata, Pipra Erythrocephala, Pipra Chrysocephala and Pipra Aureola. Descourtilz worked for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. He was the son of French adventurer, botanist and naturalist Michel Etienne Descourtilz. The only other work that Descourtilz was known to have illustrated was his father's work Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles . Sitwell Fine Bird Books: 90

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        Notes of a Gold Digger, and Gold Digger&#39;s Guide

      Melbourne: R. Connebee, 1852. Duodecimo, 42 pp., with a hand-coloured map and wood engraving by Calvert; inner margins neatly perforated from previous sewn binding, yet a very good copy in recent navy cloth with original titling wrappers bound in. The first Victorian goldfields handbook. Very rare: the first edition of the first Victorian publication on the goldfields, illustrated by a hand-coloured map of "Routes to the Victoria Diggings" and a frontispiece, entitled "Diggers", both engraved by Samuel Calvert. Notes of a Gold Digger provides rich descriptions of daily life at Bendigo during the exciting early days of the Victorian gold rush. James Bonwick was a writer, educator, and prolific publisher who left Melbourne for the goldfields in February 1852. Bonwick found easy wealth elusive and returned to Melbourne shortly afterwards, publishing this book as a record of his experiences and a guide to others then flocking to the diggings in droves. Like many after him, Bonwick found that writing about the goldfields offered greater reward than prospecting itself. This book is the first of many written by returned prospectors. Significantly, it is more of a social description of the goldfields than a mining guide, and as such provides an invaluable firsthand description of day-to-day life during the early heady days of the Victorian gold rush. Among many subjects, Notes of a Gold Digger&hellip; includes a short entry on health and hygiene on the goldfields that discusses mortality rates, childbirth without doctors or midwives, the prevention of dysentery and the importance of a balanced diet. Six pages are devoted to the &#39;Moral State of the Diggings&#39; reflecting Bonwick&#39;s personal values and firm advocacy of temperance. However, he is neither sanctimonious nor unkind in his appraisal, concluding &#39;what is commonly called open crime does not exist there to a greater extent than in towns&hellip;Life and property I believe to be as safe as in town, if not safer.&#39; Bonwick&#39;s guide is a famous rarity, with only a couple of copies recorded for sale in the last decades (the most recent in the Davidson sale of 2007).

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        &#39;Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia&#39; [in] Melanges Biologiques... de St. Petersbourg

      St. Petersbourg: de l&#39;Imprimerie de l&#39;Academie Imperiale des Sciences, 1852. Octavo, four folding plates; in original printed wrappers, rubbed with some loss, splitting at spine. An attractive if worn copy of this important nineteenth-century scientific journal, with a long and significant article regarding the eucalypts of New Holland. The 77 species described here were purchased from James Drummond, who had emigrated to the Swan River colony in 1829 and who supplemented his income by selling specimens - as here - to overseas collectors. The article is written by Nicholai Turczaninov (1796-1863). A good note on the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (online) provides a useful insight into this taxonomy: &#39;Turczaninov held a number of Government posts, particularly in Siberia. In later years at least some of his duties included scientific studies and botany, and he pursued these studies in retirement. He amassed a very large personal herbarium, including purchased material from James Drummond (3rd collection), Preiss and Brown, and exchanged material with Hooker, Bentham and Steetz. Between 1846 and 1863 he published widely on Australian taxa (inter alia), based on the collections in his herbarium. He described 43 Australian genera and over 400 species, most from the collections of Drummond, but never visited Australia.&#39; This fascicle of the Mélanges Biologiques, the 4th livraison of the first volume, was published in 1852. Turczaninov&#39;s article appears on pp. 394-428.

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        Carta Corografica della divisioni de Torino e di Aosta.

      1852 - Turin, Maggi, 1852. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, 725 x 565mm, publisher's labels on linen. Folding map of the provinces of Torino and Aosta, then part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, with six inset plans of the important cities, including Turin, Aosta, Pinerolo, Susa, Ivrea and Biella. Despite the date of 1852 the dedication King Charles Albert would suggest that it was originally published before the 1849 revolt against Austria, after which he abdicated, dying shortly afterwards in exile.

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        The Recent Operations of the British Forces at Rangoon and Martaban

      London.: Thomas Hatchard., 1852.. Sepia toned lithograph frontispiece, b/w plate and two folding plates. vii, 78 pp. Eyewitness account of the second Anglo Burmese war, by the chaplain of "HMS Fox", one of the major ships involved in this textbook incident of gunboat diplomacy. The &#147;war&#148; was a result of trumped up charges and facts suppressed by Parliament, and it was waged by the Royal Navy. Baker, though he presents accurate and graphic accounts of the blockade and subsequent actions, is essentially an apologist for Britain&#146;s imperialist policies. Folding plates depict the port of Rangoon and &#147;The Attack at the Dunnoo Stockade.&#148; The last chapter narrates the capture of Martaban and Rangoon. It was added after Baker died in a cholera epidemic. See Abbey, &#147;Travel&#148; 407. Bound in original cloth. Cover spotted, text clean.

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        Drei Operndichtungen nebst einer Mittheilung an seine Freunde als Vorwort.,

      Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Härtel, 1852. - Erstausgabe. - Enthält neben dem Vorwort ?Der fliegende Holländer", ?Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg" und ?Lohengrin". - ?[.] In der zweiten Arbeit verbindet er die Theorien aus ?Oper und Drama? mit seinem eigenen Werk. Merkwürdig ist, daß er sich entschloß, dieses Vorwort den Textbüchern von drei Opern voranzusetzen, von denen keine erkennbar ein Beispiel für seine Theorien bietet [.]" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 608). - Gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - PMM 333 (b); nicht bei Borst. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 2 Bll., 352 S., Mod. HLdr. im Stil d. Zt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia' [in] Melanges Biologiques? de St. Petersbourg?

      de l'Imprimerie de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, St. Petersbourg 1852 - Octavo, four folding plates; in original printed wrappers, rubbed with some loss, splitting at spine. An attractive if worn copy of this important nineteenth-century scientific journal, with a long and significant article regarding the eucalypts of New Holland. The 77 species described here were purchased from James Drummond, who had emigrated to the Swan River colony in 1829 and who supplemented his income by selling specimens - as here - to overseas collectors. The article is written by Nicholai Turczaninov (1796-1863). A good note on the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (online) provides a useful insight into this taxonomy: 'Turczaninov held a number of Government posts, particularly in Siberia. In later years at least some of his duties included scientific studies and botany, and he pursued these studies in retirement. He amassed a very large personal herbarium, including purchased material from James Drummond (3rd collection), Preiss and Brown, and exchanged material with Hooker, Bentham and Steetz. Between 1846 and 1863 he published widely on Australian taxa (inter alia), based on the collections in his herbarium. He described 43 Australian genera and over 400 species, most from the collections of Drummond, but never visited Australia.' This fascicle of the Mélanges Biologiques, the 4th livraison of the first volume, was published in 1852. Turczaninov's article appears on pp. 394-428. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air.

      Gabriel de Gonet 1852 - - Gabriel de Gonet, Paris _s.d. (1852), 18,5x26cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets noirs, légers frottements sans gravité sur les mors, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliures de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 35 planches hors-texte coloriées à la main ainsi que de figures in-texte sur bois. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant essentiellement les gardes. Rare exemplaire de l'un de plus beaux illustrés romantiques. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HMS "Mæander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail for anchoring?

      Ackermann, London 1852 - Pair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm.; framed. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T.G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns. The first print shows the Mæander in the Pacific, shortening sail in heavy weather; the caption dates the events to 9 July 1850; in the second the ship is coming slowly to anchor in Rio de Janeiro, and the scene is dated 9 June 1851. Both prints are dedicated to Henry Keppel, and the ship's officers. Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) was a leading marine painter, and he had also studied naval architecture. He sailed on numerous expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage surveying the Barrier Reef, with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer, and on the Galatea with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Brierly joined Henry Keppel on H.M.S. Mæander after his voyage on the Rattlesnake and visited New Zealand, Tahiti and South America, returning to England in July 1851. A description of the voyage is given in Admiral Keppel's A Sailor's Life Under Four Sovereigns (London, 1899).

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        UNCLE TOM&#39;S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. First edition, first state - all points. Binding C, extra gilt, no priority. Professionally recased retaining original covers and endpapers with nearly no loss. Covers lightly shellacked to preserve the cloth. A few pages of text browned from laid in material. First edition, first state - all points. Binding C, extra gilt, no priority. Two volumes. x, [13]-312p; iv, [5]-322p. Title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates. Bound in original blue cloth, a.e.g., the spines densely gilt, the covers with central gilt vignette and with decorative gilt frames. BAL19343; PMM 332; Grolier American 100 No. 61.

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        1852-56 Naturgeschichte der Wirbelthiere von J. Van der Hoeven (nach der 2. holländischen Ausgabe) + Nachträge und Berichtigungen zu dem ersten Bande von J. Van der Hoeven's Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine systematisch geordnete Übersicht der hauptsächlichsten neueren Leistungen über die Zoologie der wirbellosen Thiere. von Dr. Rud. Leuckart.

      Leipzig, Voss Verlag. 1852-, 1856.. Seite 218-800, 812-817, 1 Bl., VI S., 148 S., 800-812, 15 Tafeln, 802-810, 9 Tafeln OHLdr. 23 x 14 cm.. Mit goldgeprägten Lederrückentitel: "Van der Hoeven Zoologie. II. B. Wirbelthiere. Nachträge und Tafeln." 2 Teile in einem Buch u. Erklärungen der Tafeln und 15 + 9 Tafeln. Die 9 Tafeln vom 1 Teil befinden sich im Anhang vom 2. Teil. Die Seiten sind teils etwas durcheinander eingebunden. Namenseintrag auf dem vord. Vorsatzblatt, einige Bleistiftanstreichungen u. Bleistiftnotizen im Text, der Lederrücken ist etwas berieben, kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital, sonst guter Zustand.

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        ALS concerning sale of fruit and wine from Cape Town to Hovil & Sons in London

      19 June, Sydney 1852 - Bifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, old folds; very good. Buying wines and fruit from Cape Town. Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As the writer notes to their colleagues in London, R. Hovil & Sons, they are able to send net proceeds of almost 500 pounds sterling, an impressive figure. Levick & Piper were an important Sydney retailer, initially on George Street, but later at Pitt Street opposite the old Union Bank, selling everything from mouse-traps to iron-mongery. The company also did a roaring trade in food and wine, importing from all around the world (and developing a relationship with Cape Town in the process). There is presumably a connection with the 1830s firm of Levick & Younger (of George Street), but the Levick & Piper association dates from January 1849, when James and Joseph Levick went into partnership with Frederick Piper. The firm continued with a flourishing trade and in 1856 expanded to Melbourne, opening an importing warehouse on Flinders Lane. The Sydney business seems to have been wound up in 1857.

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        VOYAGES ET AVENTURES DU CAPITAINE COOK

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Tours. 1852. Cartone editorial. 236Pag. 19x12. Contiene 2 bellissimos grabados. Frances. Ref 6.3 Biblioteca A.

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        An Odd Volume of Facts and Fictions by Julia Mayo Cabell

      Nash and Woodhouse, Richmond, VA. 1852 - An Odd Volume of Facts and Fictions by Julia Mayo Cabell; Nash and Woodhouse, Richmond, VA. publishers; 1852; J.W. Culley Printer; First Edition, First Printing; marbled covers with some surface wear; brown leather spine with four raised bands and gilt titles; some rubbing to spine ends; small repaired tear to title page near hinge; title page loose; two page pinned in with straight pin; very scarce original printing; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A journey to Katmandu (the capital of Nepaul) with the camp of Jung Bahadoor; including a sketch of the ambassador at home.

      Murray London 1852 - First edition. Small 8vo., x, 214pp., four pages ads dated May 1852 at end, frontispiece map, original red printed boards lettered in black, wear to joints and extremities, lightly soiled, a very good copy, uncommon in original boards. A scarce account of Nepal. Oliphant spent some of his early years in Ceylon, where his father was chief justice. In 1851 he was invited by Jung Bahadur to join a hunting excursion in Nepal, and it is this trip that forms the basis of the present work. Yakushi O20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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