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

      Richard Bentley, 1852. 8vo. 3 vols. Original blue ribbed cloth, spines ornamented and lettered in gilt, front covers with gilt-stamped globes and two people, all over ornamented in blind (see cover design of this catalogue); pp. xii, [17-] 410, [2], viii, [9-] 405; viii, [9-] 431; 15 tinted lithographic plates, all retaining tissue guards; very light rubbing, light toning to text, else a very attractive set. This is actually a re-issue of the first edition in the rarely seen publisher's cloth. Mundy spent five years in Sydney, using this as his base for 'rambles' to the interior of New South Wales, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Victoria, where he visited the newly-discovered gold field of the Bathurst District. The account of this residence is accompanied by fifteen well-executed lithographs, the first of which depicts a disturbing "Rencounter" between "Police and Blacks." Mundy's work was well-received and passed into four editions by 1859. Mundy arrived in Sydney on the Agincourt in June 1846 as deputy adjutant general of the military forces 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. To read the book is to like the author' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Ferguson 12957 .

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        De catoptrices et dioptrices in oculorum morbis cognoscendis usu atque utilitate / Scripsit Richardus Ulrich.

      Goettingae typis expressit officina academica Dietrichiana (Guil. Fr. Kaestner), 1852, 4, (6), 74 pp., 3 zum teil Folio große gefaltete lith. Tafeln mit 84 Abb., im feinen Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. First announcement of Theodor's Ruete's ophthalmoscope and only depiction of his original Instrument first printed depiction of the fundus!ORDO MEDICORUM POSTULAVERAT: Exhibeatur cotnpleta, quantum fieri potest, eorum morborum in oculo obviorum enumeratio et pathogenesis, quorum sedein ac naturam leges catoptricae et dioptricae medicum perspicere docent addatur, si quid praeterea de iisdem morbis nosse medici practici interesse videatur. IUDICIUM GRATIOSI MEDICORUM ORDINIS HOC ERAT: Der Verfasser dieser Arbeit hat durch die grosse Ausdehnung, die er ihr gegeben, und durch die sorgfältige Benutzung der hierhergehörigen Literatur den lobenswerthesten Fleiss gezeigt und durch die Auflassung des Ganzen bewiesen, dass er die Ophthalmologie in ihren anatomischen, physiologischen und pathologischen Theilen gründlich kennt. Er theilt die Arbeit in 3 Hauptabschnitte, in den optischen, physiologischen und pathologischen. In dem optischen handelt er die zur Aufgabe gehörigen dioptrischen und katoptrischen Gesetze auf eine einfache, klare, dem Zwecke ganz entsprechende Weise ab, wobei man die Geschicklichkeit in der populären Darstellung dieser oft verwickelten Gesetze anerkennen muss. Im physiologischen Theile ist ebenfalls das auf eine elegante Weise aus der Anatomie und Physiologie zusammengestellt, was zur Lösung der Aufgabe gehört. Am Kürzesten ist verhältnissmässig der pathologische Theil ausgefallen dieser leidet an einzelnen Unvollständigkeiten. Namentlich wäre zu wünschen gewesen, dass der Verfasser noch etwas ausführlicher auf den Purkinje -Sansonschen Versuch, auf die Diagnose der Krankheiten der Linse, des Glaskörpers und der Netzhaut eingegangen wäre. Dieser Mangel, der auch vom Verfasser selbst gefühlt zu sein scheint, wird indessen dadurch entschuldigt, dass der Diagnose der gedachten Krankheiten eben in dieser Zeit durch Erfindung des Augenspiegels eine gänzliche Reform bevorsteht. Sehr dankenswerth sind endlich auch die vielen sauberen Abbildungen, die das Verständniss mancher Einzelheiten wesentlich erleichtern. Nach sorgfältiger Prüfung des Ganzen findet sich daher die medicinische Facultät gern bewogen, diese Arbeit des Preises für würdig zu erklären."Richard Ulrich gave in this to "Vior illustrissimo C.G. Theodoro Rute" dedicated price essay the first description of Ruete's ophthalmoscope already in June 1852, also before the publication of Ruete's book "Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte", actually he announces Ruete books with following words: "Plura eaque accuratiora hoc loco affere, supervacaneum est, quoniam Ruete ipse proximo tempore specula sui descritionem et usum libello pertractabit" (p.53) and request the use of the ophthalmoscope in the clinic " ., sed etiam ad morborum qurundam in fundo oculi obviorum sedem et naturam explorandam eorumgue diagnosin firmandam et adjuvandam, ."Also "R. Ulrich was one if the first to use Helmholtz's ophthalmoscope, but in this book he affirms that the instrument of Ruete is better. He illustrates the apparatus and also gives one of the earliest reproductions of the fundus." B.O.A. Lib. Cat. II, p.109"Ulrich (Augenspiegel p.24*) of Goettingen eliminated already in 1852 the corneal reflex his ophthalmoscope consisted of two prisms at right angles the lower one was for illumination i.e. for the incident rays the upper one of observation, i.e. for the exiting rays." Hirschberg/Blodi, 1025, 11/1a, p.111*)"Herr Professor Ulrich 1 kam zuerst auf den Gedanken, anstatt der planparallelen Gläser des Helmholtz'schen Augenspiegels und anstatt meines durchbohrten Hohlspiegels die totale Reflexion des Lichts in den rechtwinkligen Glasprismen zu benutzen. Um den Hintergrund des Auges zu beobachten, muß man zwei Prismen Fig.III a b d und a c d mit einander verbinden, deren Querschnitt ein rechtwinkliges, gleichschenkliges Dreieck darbietet und welche so mit ihren Grundflächen über einander gestellt sind, daß die eine Kathetenfläche des oberen Prismas mit einer Kathetenfläche des unteren zusammenfällt und die beiden Hypotenusenflächen einen rechten Winkel mit einander einschließen. Nach dem Gesetze der totalen Reflexion werden nun die Lichtstrahlen, welche von einer seitwärts angebrachten Lichtquelle A (Fig. III.) rechtwinklig gegen die Kathetenfläche B a des unteren Prismas abd eintreten, an der Hypotenusenfläche b d total reflectirt und treten rechtwinklig gegen die andere Kathenfläche a d aus dem Prisma wieder heraus auf die Retina RR? des zu beobachtenden Auges, wodurch dieses erleuchtet wird. Die von der Retina RR? zurückkehrenden und rechtwinklig auf die Kathetenfläche a d des oberen Prismas a c d einfallenden Lichtstrahlen werden nun nach demselben Gesetze an der Hypotenusenfläche a c total reflectirt und treten so rechtwinklig gegen die andere Kathetenfläche c d aus dem Prisma heraus in das beobachtende Auge B . Auf diese Weise also ist es möglich, die von der durch das untere Prisma erleuchteten Retina RR? zurückkehrenden Lichtstrahlen und damit auch der Objecte im Auge selbst wahrzunehmen. Um das Licht zu konzentriren und dadurch eine stärkere Beleuchtung des zu beobachtenden Auges und zugleich deutlichere Bilder hervorzurufen, kann man die Kathetenflächen b a, a d und d c convex schleifen lassen. Die Prismen erhalten dadurch die Eigenschaft einer gewöhnlichen Linse. Außerdem kann man noch durch ein Ocular xy das zur Seite des Prisma's acd entstehende Bild der Objecte der Retina genauer betrachten. - Bisher fanden uns die nöthigen Prismen mit convexen Katheten nicht zur Gebote. Die versuche aber, welche wir mit 2 Prismen, mit planen Katheten und mit hinzugefügten Loupen machten, beweisen uns hinreichend, daß auf diese Weise, ein Augenspiegel von besonders guter Wirkung construiert werden könne." Theodor Ruete, Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte, 1852, pp.24-25, Fig. III1)Alfred Schett reports - "Georg Carl Justus Ulrich (1798-1879) studied physics, mathematics and architecture from 1814 to 1817. He was named full professor of the philosophic faculty in 1831 and was chosen a regular member of royal society on the suggestion of Karl Friedrich Gauss. Up to his dead he was in charge of the collection of mathematical instruments. Ruete in his monograph of 1852 mentioned professor Ulrich. . Further investigations at the institute for the History of Medicine of Georg-August-University has yielded up only the fact that Professor Ulrich had lived in Göttingen at that time. He may viewed as the discoverer who first used the reflecting glass prism." A. Schett, The Ophthalmoscope, pp.30-31R. Ulrich (praktischer Arzt in Göttingen): Beschreibung eines neuen Augenspiegels, in: Zeitschrift für Rationelle Medicin, Heidelberg, 4.Bd., S.175-181 (Abb. Taf. I, Fig.1-3). "The tubes are joined at an approximately 40 angle in Ulrich's ophthalmoscope. The one for observations is about 5 inches long with a diameter of c. 1 inch. The tube for the illumination is about 2 inches long outside and has a smaller diameter. The light source can be separately arranged or fixed to the observer tube." Alfred Schett "The Ophthalmoscope I, p.41: "Nothing is handed down to us in the literature about this physician. He is not in Hirschberg's list of name (. Nor is he in the card index of people (Personenkartei) of Institute for the History of Medicine of Georg-August Universität in Göttingen." A. Schett, The Ophthalmoscope, pp.40-11So "Professor Ulrich", was not "Georg Carl Justus Ulrich (1798-1879)", as Alfred Schett reported in 1996 in his excellent history of the ophthalmoscope, because of the information given by the Institute of History of Medicine of Göttingen, indeed, as we can see through the comparison of Ruetes description of "Professor Ulrich" prismatic ophthalmoscope with Ricardus Ulrich's description in his price essay "De catoptrices et dioptrices in oculorum morbis cognoscendis usu atque utilitate" pp.52-53, fig. 83 , we learn that it was the same "R(ichard) Ulrich" who devised already in 1854 the first model with a tube.The only medical Doctor "Richardus (Richard) Ulrich" which I can trace through the World Catalogues is (Adolph) Theodor Richard Ulrich (born 1823- ) who received his medical degree in Berlin in 1846 for his thesis "De medicamentorum et organismi facultate mutua : dissertatio inauguralis medica / publice defendet auctor Theodor" .The likelihood is originally caused by the rarity of the price essay of Richard Ulrich, so it was missing in most of the big collections of the historian of ophthalmology, like Hirschberg, Münchow, Essner, and Jager.Other references to Ulrich:"Richardus Ulrich improved on Helmholtz's design in 1854 by attaching the candle holder to the observation tube, allowing the source of light to more exactly follow movements of the ophthalmoscope." Dmitri Nepogodiev, Lawson Tait Essay competition 2008, Technology and Medicine: the Ophthalmoscope"Ulrich, from Germany, in 1853 was the first to use tubes in the ophthalmoscope. One tube consisted of mirrors and lenses for the observer, and the other tube was used to transmit light. The tubes were united at 40 and the method of ophthalmoscopy was that of indirect ophthalmoscopy." Spencer, E. Sherman, The History of the ophthalmoscope, Documenta Ophthalmologica 71 (1989): pp.221-228.To John H. Sutcliffe remains the merit of the first appropriated valuation of Richardus Ulrich's contributions in British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue, Vol. II (1935), p.109,General Surgeon Index Cat. 1.ser, vol.14, p.946 Göttingen (HG-FB 4 MED PRACT 2100/19 4 HLP IV, 26/5:1851/1852 (Sammelband: Academica Gottingensia A.1851/1852)Extreme Rare - Not in: Becker's Collection Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology W.Jaeger, Die Erfindung der Ophthalmoskopie Alfred Schett, The Ophthalmoscope Wellcome Libr.

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        Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen. 1.Bd.: Physiologie der Atome, der Aggregatzustände, der Nerven und Muskeln 2.Bd.: Aufbau und Verfall der Säfte und Gewebe. Thierische Wärme.

      Heidelberg, Leipzig 1852/56. Kl.8, (4), 458, (2), X, 501 pp., 208 Holzschn., Tab., 2 feine Halbleinenbände mit ExLibris von 'Josef Kapfhammer' (1888-1968). Erste Ausgabe! "Das zweibändige Lehrbuch der Physiologie, welches 1852 und 1856 von Carl Ludwig (1816-1895) veröffentlicht wurde, markiert den Einschnitt, der die vorhergehende Epoche der Physiologie von der jetzt beginnenden physikalisch - chemischen Richtung der Physiologie in der zweiten Jahrhunderthälfte trennt.. 'Die wissenschaftliche Physiologie hat die Aufgabe, die Leistungen des Tierleibes festzustellen und sie aus den elementaren Bedingungen desselben mit Notwendigkeit herzuleiten', so lautet der erste Satz der Einleitung in diesem Buche. Die Physiologie soll eine auf den lebenden Organismus angewandte Physik und Chemie sein. 'Die vorliegende Auffassung ist, wie allbekannt nicht die hergebrachte, sie ist diejenige unter den neueren, welche man als eine besondere gegenüber der vitalen mit dem Namen der physikalischen bezeichnet'. (...)Müller war für die experimentelle Physiologie ein überragender Vorläufer und Wegbereiter, aber nicht der große Inaugurator und Entdecker wie C. Ludwig, dem eine Unzahl völlig neuer Erkenntnisse zu verdanken sind. (...) Müllers Haltung dem Organismus gegenüber war ehrfurchtsvoller, sein Forschen mehr beobachtend als eingreifend, mehr passiv als aggressiv, sein Denken war also biologischer. Ihm war der Gesamtzusammenhang der Erscheinungen wichtiger als der Mechanismus eines Teilvorganges. So ist er der überragende Vertreter einer mehr biologischen Richtung der Physiologie.(...) Demgegenüber hat C. Ludwig mit progammatischer Einseitigkeit der rein physikalisch-chemischen Richtung der Physiologie den Weg gewiesen, welche den Stil der Physiologie in den letzten hundert Jahren bestimmt hat." K. Rothschuh pp.117-123.

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        Lectures on the Results of the Great Exhibition of 1851. London.

      David Bogue 1852 - First Edition. 8vo, viii, 634pp, original brown cloth, blocked in blind [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reliquiæ isurianæ : the remains of the Roman Isurium, (now Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, Yorkshire), illustrated / By Henry Ecroyd Smith

      London : sold by I. Russell Smith, Soho Square, london. Sunter and Co., Stonegate, and I. Hunton, Low Ousegate, York. And all booksellers. [London: printed by William Hilton, 3, Upper Wellington Street, Strand] M.DCCC.LII. [1852] - Good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled and bordered cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 62 pages; Physical description; 4pl., ii, 62, ivp : ill., fold. front., plates (partly col. and fold.) ; 36cm. Subjects; Aldborough (North Yorkshire, England) - Antiquities, Roman. Yorkshire (England) - Antiquities. Yorkshire (England) - History. List of subscribers: p. [i]-ii (first group at end). With 3 final pages of advertisements. 3 Kg. 62 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dodd's Curiosities of Industry.

      1852 - First collected edition. 8vo ( 15 x 23 cm),pp. [4], 24,24.24,24,24,24,24,24,24, 24,24,24, advertisement at end, later ink and pencil notes to preliminary pages, publisher's brown cloth, some fading and marking, extremities rubbed, overall a very good copy. "George Dodd (1808- 1881) was a journeyman author employed in supplying Victorian publications with the type of factual article for which there was a vast demand. During nearly half a century he was known as an industrious and painstaking writer. An aptitude for presenting statistics in an attractive form made him a useful assistant to the publisher Charles Knight. He wrote numerous articles on industrial art in the Penny Cyclopaedia, the English Cyclopaedia, and supplements. He edited and wrote much of the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations (1851). He contributed to the Penny Magazine, to London, to The Land we Live in, and to several other of Knight's serial publications". (ODNB) This work is the first ediion which contains twelve articles on various industries. The article on "Calculating and registering machines" contains an account of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1 and a brief notice of the Analytical Engine. Other papers describe the manufacture and/or industrial uses of glass, wood, iron, electricity, paper, gold, textiles, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Küstenlandschaft mit Fischernetzen und Reusenkörben vor einem Leuchtfeuer. ( Aquarell und Gouache )

      - Schönes Aquarell ( Gouache ) über Bleistift des bekannten Künstlers (* 1852 - 1913 ), rechts unten mit " F.Schwinge, 89 " signiert. In schönem Rahmen unter Glas alt gerahmt. Bildmaße 25 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaße 36 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 420 ). Der Rahmen etwas berieben, gering beschädigt, ansonsten wohlerhalten. ( Gewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Lagerort Richey--1.OG ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Life and Services of Gen Pierce, Respectfully Dedicated to Gen'l Lewis Cass

      Concord, [New Hampshire]: Gazette Press, 1852. Near Fine. Miniature pamphlet; approximately 1 1/8" x 1 5/8". 14pp. Slightly irregularly cut unprinted pale pink wrappers. Very near fine. An anti-Pierce campaign biography, probably published by the Whig Party,and presumably distributed on Election Day. The final leaf notes that the pamphlet was finished on November 2nd, 1852, that is, on Election Day, the day that Pierce defeated Scott. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Life and Services of Gen. Pierce, Respectfully Dedicated to Gen'l Lewis Cass

      Concord, [New Hampshire]: Gazette Press, 1852. Near Fine. Miniature pamphlet; approximately 1 1/8" x 1 5/8". 14pp. Slightly irregularly cut unprinted pale pink wrappers. Very near fine. An anti-Pierce campaign biography, probably published by the Whig Party,and presumably distributed on Election Day. The final leaf notes that the pamphlet was finished on November 2nd, 1852, that is, on Election Day, the day that Pierce defeated Scott. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Officier du Regiment du Caucase des Cosaques en petite tenue.

      Mailand Milan am 8. Juli 1852 - Drawing in pencil, manuscript caption in Russian and French at the bottom; some foxing. Sheet dimensions: 15.6 x 16 cm. In contemporary mount. Fine, detailed pencil drawing of a Cossack officer from the Caucasus Linear Army on horseback. Drawn in Milan, it reminds the military plates published in Vienna by Trentsenskiy. Caucasus Linear Cossack Army was established in 1832 in the Northern Caucasus. Along with the Black Sea Cossack army it defended the Caucasus fortified line from the mouth of the Terek River to the mouth of the Kuban. ? 1860 it divided into the Kuban and Terek troops.

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        Grundsätze der politischen Oekonomie, nebst einigen Anwendungen auf die Gesellschaftswissenschaft, 2. Band (von 2), aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Zusätzen versehen von Adolph Soetbeer,

      Hamburg, Perthes-Besser und Mauke, 1852,. deutsche Erstausgabe, 8°, 737 S., schöne Musterpapiervorsätze, schlichter braunroter Leineneinband des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vorsätze marmoriert und ebenfalls aus späterer Zeit, Einband hier und da gering berieben und beschabt, wenige Seiten mit Stockfleckchen, Papier ein wenig nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar (prez)

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        The Blithedale Romance

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston 1852 - First American edition, first printing. First binding with "CO" on spine and copyright information on title page verso set between lines four and six of the preface. Contains advertisements dated July 1852 in the preliminaries. Preface dated May 1852. Brown cloth cover blind stamped on boards, gilt lettering on spine. Owner's name on front pastedown, cover edges are severely worn, joints cracked, loss to the spine ends, thus good only. Fiction; yet, based on memories Hawthorne had of Brook Farm while staying there in the year of 1841. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1852 Charles Wilkes Narrative US Expedition Illustrated Oceania Pacific Hawaii

      [London] : Ingram Cooke, 1852. - 1852 Charles Wilkes Narrative US Expedition Illustrated Oceania Pacific Hawaii The ‘Wilkes Expedition’ was one of the most important exploration voyages ever taken on by the United States. It helped stimulate scientific growth, particularly oceanography. The United States Exploring Expedition, or ‘U.S. Ex. Ex’ for short, was a surveying voyage of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands. According to Howes, “The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points. The official edition of the ‘Narrative’ was followed, by volumes giving scientific data.” This 1852 edition, the last edition mentioned in Howes, includes 14 full-page engravings and numerous in-text illustrations. Illustrations include depictions of native men and women, Queen of Rewa, and a portrait of Charles Wilkes. Item number: #986 Price: $550 WILKES, Charles Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 [London] : Ingram Cooke, 1852. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [x], 318; o Illustrated with 46 engravings o 14 of which are full page • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • References: Howes W 414; Sabin 103994; • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 986 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate the Report of Lieutenant Colonel Graham on the Subject of the Boundary Line Between the United States and Mexico with Boundary Between the United States and Mexico

      2 volumes. The Boundary Line Between the United States and Mexico by Graham. [1]+[2]-250 pages with 2 folding lithographed maps [1] Mexican Boundary B. Extract from the Treaty Map of Disturnell of 1847; [2] Mexican Boundary. Sketch A. Referred to in Colonel Graham's Report folding lithographed chart [1] Barometric Profile of the Route from San Antonio. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in half leather over marbled boards with gil lettering to spine. Boundary Between the United States and Mexico Double-page title-sheet and 26 double-page lithographed maps and profiles. Elephant folio (29" x 21 1/2") bound in thre quarter leather over marbled boards. (Basic Texas Books 57n. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 298, 413 & 414. Graff 1609. Howes G296. Martin & Martin 40) First editions.The history of the Mexican Boundary Survey was, perhaps more than any other episode in the American West, colored by ineptitude, personal animosity, ambition, and political interference. It was to have a significant effect on the final shape of the region. In addition to reporting his troubles with John R. Bartlett, Graham included information and reports on southern New Mexico.The map entitled Mexican Boundary B delineates the boundary difference that would result from the two different interpretations of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo vis-à-vis the Disturnell map. The first interpretation was based on strict reference to the lines of longitude and latitude on the map; the second, on actual reference to the landmarks of El Paso and the Rio Grande. The Disturnell map had placed El Paso too far north and west of its actual position. Graham's maps show that the two interpretations would result in a difference of 5,950 square miles to U.S. territory in an area strategic to mining and railroads.Boundary Between the United States and Mexico There are two index maps, and 19 detail maps; these latter are on a scale of 1/60,000, or about one mile per inch. There five profile sheets of the boundary. Each of the maps is signed in facsimile by the engineers conducting the survey, three Mexican and three American. Maps A & B A and B [the Index maps] show the prominent peaks, roads and springs in the vicinity of the boundary line whose positions and heights were determined by the U.S. Section of the Commission. The railroads, roads and trails and the location of settlements, rivers, &c., at a distance from the boundary were compiled from County maps, General Land Office maps, U.S. Engineer maps, &c. Pacific Coast Line and San Diego Bay from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey charts. Coast of Lower California and Gulf of California from U.S. Hydrographic Office charts. By the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 between the United States and Spain, the boundary line established between the two countries followed the course of the Red River westward to the 100th degree of west longitude, and crossing the Red River, ran due north to the Arkansas River; all "as laid down in Melish's map of the United States", although on Melish's map of the United States the 100th meridian was erroneously shown as crossing the Red River more than one hundred miles east of this strip, and east of the fork in the River. The same line was established by the treaty of 1828 between the United States and the United Mexican States, and confirmed by the Convention of 1838 between the United States and the Republic of Texas. It became part of the boundary between the State of Texas and the adjacent territory of the United States on the admission of Texas into the Union in 1845. In 1850, however, by a legislative compact between the United States and the State of Texas, it was agreed that the northern boundary line of Texas should run west with the parallel of 36 degrees 30 minutes from its intersection with the 100th meridian. In 1859 the eastern boundary of the panhandle of Texas which runs along the 100th meridian was surveyed and marked, under the direction of the Indian Office, by A. H. Jones and H. M. C. Brown. In 1860 Clark surveyed the northwest boundary of Texas, under the auspices of the United States and Texas Boundary Commission. For various reasons, not least the advent of the Civil War in 1861, Clark's survey was not presented until the 47th Congress, and only published in 1882 as Senate Executive Document No. 70, accompanied by a series of detailed maps. However the boundary was not officially agreed upon until March of 1891. Between that date and 1912, when New Mexico became an official state and Clark's survey was once again officially recognized, the exact location of the boundary as it runs along the 103rd meridian was in dispute, partly as a result of Melish's original error. Cataloged by Kate HunterCondition:Both titles rebound. Atlas volume provenance of Cornell Library with their stamp to title else a very good set.

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        JOURNALS OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN SOUTHERN CALABRIA, &c.

      London, Bentley, 1852. In-8 (mm. 237x147), mz. pelle coeva con ang., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XX,(4),284,(4), illustrato da 20 bellissime tavole di vedute, disegnate e litografate in tinta dall'Autore, e con 2 carte geografiche della Calabria e della Basilicata, f.t. Questi diari furono scritti durante i viaggi compiuti nel 1847 nel Regno di Napoli, percorrendo le provincie di Reggio, Avellino, Potenza, Bari, etc. Affascinante guida descrittiva e illustrativa di itinerari poco frequentati dai viaggiatori stranieri dell'epoca. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Pine-Coffin,847(3) - Fera / Morlicchio “Bibl. Regno di Napoli e Due Sicilie”,I,2013: “illustrato da magnifiche tavole“ - Graesse,IV,131 - Brunet,III,897. <br> Con qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare e tavole ben conservate.

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        Source of the Voltorno and Rocchetta June 12th 1852

      ? 1852 - Veduta della città finemente realizzata a disegno a matita con rialzi di biacca, su carta. L'opera fa parte di un taccuino di viaggio, relativo al periodo del Grand Tour. Ottima qualità. Fine view of the city, pencil drawing with white lead on paper. The work is part of a travel book, realized during a Grand Tour. Excellent example. Dimensioni 250 180mm

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        Oeuvres complètes. Tome XI. Oeuvres diverses.

      Paris, s.d., (1839-1852), - 19 pièces en un volume in-8, pagination multiple, chagrin bouteille, dos à nerfs orné de pointillés et de doubles caissons dorés avec fleurons d'angle, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats avec larges fleurons d'angle, armes au centre, double filet doré sur les coupes, tête dorée, dentelle intérieure (rel. de la fin du XIXe). Très intéressant recueil de composition privée, censé compléter les Oeuvres complètes de Tocqueville. En effet, la première collective de Tocqueville parut de 1859 à 1866 et ne comprend que neuf volumes ; traditionnellement, le volume de Souvenirs paru en 1893 complète cet ensemble pour former comme un dixième volume. C'est donc après cette date que fut préparé ce recueil contenant des textes et des pièces non retenus par Gustave de Beaumont et Marie Mottley pour composer leur édition. Tomé "onzième volume", il a été réuni par un des petits-neveux de Tocqueville (cf. infra) et comprend essentiellement des interventions de l'auteur à la Chambre des Députés pendant la Monarchie de Juillet (il représentait la Manche). On a donc ici : I. Chambre des députés. Session de 1839. Discours dans la discussion du crédit de 10 millions demandé pour les affaires d'Orient (séance du 2 juillet 1839). [Paris], Imprimerie de Mme Vve Agasse, s.d. [1839], 12 pp. II. Chambre des députés. Rapport fait au nom de la commission chargée d'examiner la proposition de M. de Tracy, relative aux esclaves des colonies. Séance du 23 juillet 1839. [Paris], A. Henry, janvier 1840, 102 pp. Seconde édition (la première est de juillet 1839). Sabin 96071. Très important rapport pris dans le contexte des répercussions pour les colonies françaises de l'émancipation des Noirs décrétée pour les colonies anglaises au 1er janvier 1838. Tocqueville était un abolitionniste convaincu, au moins depuis son voyage des Etats-Unis. Aussi lorsqu'il fut nommé en 1839 rapporteur de la Commission chargée d'examiner la question de l'abolition de l'esclavage, son opinion était-elle déjà fermement forgée. Le rapport qu'il déposa le 23 juillet 1839 défend de façon univoque et originale le principe d'une émancipation simultanée et immédiate des noirs et prévoit que l'État devra régler durant une courte période transitoire les différends entre les anciens maîtres et les nouveaux affranchis. III. Chambre des députés, session de 1840. Discours dans la discussion sur la proposition de M. Gauguier, relative aux députés fonctionnaires publics salariés (séance du 7 février 1840). [Paris], Imprimerie de Mme Vve Agasse, s.d. [1840], 11 pp. IV. Chambre des députés. Session de 1841. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet d'adresse. Séance du 30 novembre 1840. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1840], 19 pp. V. Chambre des députés. Session de 1841-1842. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet d'adresse. Séance du 18 janvier 1842. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1842], 16 pp. VI. Institut royal de France. Académie française. Discours prononcé dans la séance publique du 21 avril 1842, en venant prendre séance à la place de M. le comte de Cessac. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1842, 23 pp. L'usage de l'Académie voulant que le nouvel élu fasse l'éloge de son prédécesseur est parfois d'une insigne cruauté : le prédécesseur de Tocqueville au fauteuil 18, le comte Lacuée de Cessac, n'avait rien écrit et ne brillait pour le reste d'aucune manière ; mais comme il était le type même du focntionnaire impérial docile, Tocqueville en profita pour instruire le procès du régime napoléonien, ce qui lui valut une réponse aigre-douce de Mathieu Molé. - VII. Chambre des députés. Session de 1843. Discours dans la discussion du projet d'adresse au Roi. Séance du 28 janvier 1843. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1843], 19 pp. VIII. Chambre des députés. Session de 1842-1843. Discours dans la discussion générale du projet de loi sur la régence. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1843], 8 pp. IX. Chambre des députés. Session de 1843. Discours dans la discussion gé [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia della Sacra Scrittura

      presso l'editore Pietro Manna,, Roma, 1852 - Sette volumi di cui: quattro di testo di cm. 26,5 x 20, con quattro frontespizi figurati e oltre 2.000 pagine complessive + tre di tavole di cm. 21 x 27 con complessive 300 tavole incise in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura uniforme in mezza pelle verde con titoli e fregi in oro. Solo un forellino di tarlo a poche carte di un volume di tavole, peraltro esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. Edizione originale. Alcune bibliografie citano due carte geografiche, non presenti nel nostro esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Facsimile Of The Illustrated Arctic News, Published On Board H.M.S. Resolute Capt'n Horatio T. Austin. C.B. In Search Of The Expedition Under Sir John Franklin; Dedicated By Special Permission The Lords Commissioners Of The Admiralty, By Their Lordships Very Obedient Servants, Lieut: Sherard Osborne, & Mr. Geo: F. McDougall

      London: Ackermann & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Orig. blind blocked blue imitation morocco cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. Very good. 57 pages. Folio, 48 x 30 cm. Fifty seven lithographed pages with lithographed text in two columns, "With on full page chromolithograph `Grand Bal Masque'/H.M.S./Resolute/ Dec. 5,1850. Extra red applied by hand." [ABBEY TRAVEL 639]. There are one or more vignettes on every page, seven are hand colored. The first published edition of a manuscript newspaper issued on board a Franklin search vessel which found evidence of the expedition at a winter camp and graves on Beechy's Island. The 'newspaper' was produced (in acknowledged imitation of the Illustrated London News) by Osborn and McDougal with contributions from various other generally pseudonymous sources. The text gives a first hand insight into the life of the expedition: the daily routine, eye-witness accounts of the finding of the first evidence of Franklin's Erebus and Terror expedition, the various theatrical entertainments devised to ward off the tedium of the Arctic winter. SABIN 23609. "A curious and amusing production, lithographed with plates." Contents clean and fresh, chipping to text fore-edges.

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        Der Augenspiegel und das Optometer für practische Aerzte.

      Göttingen, Verlag der Dieterischen Bhdlg., 1852, 2 Bl., 32 pp., 1 gefalt. Taf. mit 5 Abb., feiner Halbleinenband der Zeit. The First Practical Ophthalmoscope - Rare First Edition of the second book on the ophthalmoscope, invented by Helmholtz in 1851. By means of several improvements Christian Georg Theodor Ruete (1810-1867) was the first to produce a practical ophthalmoscope. He introduced a lens system for examining the inverted image, and improved the illumination. He was the first to use a concave mirror to increase the amount of light entering the pupil. Wheras Helmholtz, in his calculations had interposed a convex lens between the mirror and the eye of the examiner, Ruete interposed one ot wo such lenses between the mirror and the patient, separating the examiner from the patient by about eighteen inches. This gave the examiner a small inverted picture of the background of the eye." Rucker, A history of the ophthalmoscope, pp.55-58 see - Albert, Norton & Hurtes 1979 Gorin, History of opthalmology, 1978 Hirsch V, p.116 Hirschberg XI, 1a, pp.136-137 Garrison & Morton No.5866.1

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        Pompeiana: the topography, edifices and ornaments of Pompeii, the result of excavations since 1819.

      London Bohn 1852 - Third edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., 208pp., 77 engraved plates (2 in colour, some folding), engraved vignettes,contemporary green morocco gilt, covers with gilt borders, panelled spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others richly gilt, all edges gilt, a fine example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems and Songs with Letter on Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions

      Eighth edition. 8vo. Original green blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, corners bumped, extremities slightly rubbed. viii, 125, [1]pp. Dundee, Published for William Livingston, and Printed by John Durham,

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        Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. No. 1, March, 1852 - nos 19 & 20, September, 1853

      Lacks part no. 18

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria, &c.

      Richard Bentley London 1852 - First edition. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.4 cm). LEAR'S OWN COPY, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY, xx, [iv], 284pp., 2 lithographed maps,20 tinted lithographed plates drawn on stone by Lear from his own drawings, printed by Hullmandel & Walton, contemporary light brown polished calf, covers with double-fillet border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, green morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, repeat elaborate overall decoration in gilt in the others, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, small repaired tear to the lower blank margin of the plate facing p6; occasional light surface damage to the leather, an excellent copy. The author's own copy of the first edition. After spending 12 years in the author's library, this book was given by him to Sir Julian Goldsmid and inscribed: "Julian Goldsmid / with the Author's kind regards / & thanks / Edward Lear / 15 Stratford Place. Oxford St / Jany 1. 1864". Goldsmid would have been a influential friend to Lear: a prominent member of a the family of Anglo-Jewish bankers of the same name, he "was for many years in Parliament, and his wealth, ability and influence made him a personage of considerable importance. He was eventually made a privy councillor." (Wikipedia). Abbey Travel I, 175. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the State of Texas Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia 1852 - Hand-colored engraving by J. H. Young. Mild time toning. Occasional spots. Two minor creases in the lower right corner. Small losses in top margin. A small but comprehensive map of Texas, showing the new boundaries after the Compromise of 1850, with inset maps of the panhandle and Galveston. Included are topographical details and several trails: the Santa Fe Trail and a number of west Texas trails emanating from the Pecos River. Rumsey, 554 (Atlas).

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        Panoramic View of San Francisco (1852)

      New York: History of the World 1852 - Sheet Dimension: 19.5 x 12.5 in. Hand-colored engraving. This lovely Panoramic View of San Francisco looks out from the West towards Yerba Buena Island. San Francisco is seen from Nob Hill and looks down at California street, with Telegraph Hill to the left. A legend is featured which marks out the North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, Ricon Point, Market Street Pier, and the Central Warf, among other sites. The view was entered according to the Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852, which is noted in the lower margins. Printed in several editions by Henry Bill for inclusion the publication the History of the World. However this particular view printed in 1852 is quite special since it was printed just a few years after the height of the California gold rush and just two years after California became an official state. Henry Bill (fl . c. 1850- c. 1857) was a Connecticut based publisher and historian active in the middle part of the 19th century. He published a number of histories including Samuel Maunder&#146;s well-regarded two volume History of the World.

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        Erklärende Notizen zu einer Reihenfolge bildlicher Darstellungen der Villa Mylius zu Loveno am Comer See und der benachbarten Gegend. Von einem vieljährigen Freunde der Familie Mylius entworfen.

      Joseph Bernardoni Milan 1852 - Two volumes, atlas folio (48 x 34,5 cm) and text 4to (29 x 20 cm). Atlas: lithographed title, 16 plates, including one folding; text 13, 5 pp.; light occasional spotting to plates. Original cloth and wrappers, upper wrapper watermarked "Fco VeSe" and double headed eagle coat of arms, lower wrapper watermarked with crescent moon; a bit faded, light spotting, very small worming to spine. Extremely rare publication on one of the most important centres of German-Italian cultural exchange in the 19th Century. This set of views shows the magnificent country estate of the Mylius family near the village Loveno on Lake Como, which was bought by banker and art patron Heinrich Mylius (1769-1854) as a gift for his son Julius in 1829. The following year Julius died at the age of 30, shortly after his marriage with the Milanese aristocrat's daughter Luigia Vitali, and the estate was converted into a memorial. It is now open to the public as the museum Villa Vigoni. Born in Frankfurt, Heinrich Mylius is remembered in Germany and Northern Italy as one of Milan's most prominent industrialists in the nineteenth century as well as a great promoter of cultural exchange between Germany and Italy at the time. Mylius developed strong ties with important European literary and artistic figures of his time. He was a close friend of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the artist Bertel Thorvaldsen, the writer Alessandro Manzoni and the philosopher Carlo Cattaneo to mention just a few. After his son's death, Villa Mylius (later Vigoni) became the centre of the family's philanthropic activities and the fulcre of cultural exchanges between Italy and the Mitteleuropean region. Testament to this notion of cultural dialogue between northern and southern Europe, many of the works in the Villa, that are reproduced in the plates of this volume, were commissioned from artists who were either friends or acquaintances of the family. Notably, the bas-reliefs from the funerary chapel of Julius Mylius appear in the first five plates. In plates 1,3 and 5, we see engraved reproductions of works by the Italian sculptor Pompeo Marchesi "La morte di Giulio Mylius" and Thorvaldsen's "Nemesis" in plates 2 and 4. Other engravings in the volume pay homage not only to the landscape of the Villa, but also to the art exhibited within it. Mylius emerges as an attentive patron of Italian art from the Risorgimento masters, and in particular the celebrated Francesco Hayez, whose masterpiece "Luigia Vitali vedova Mylius" still hangs in Villa Vigoni and whose portraits of Julius Mylius and his mother, Friederike Schnauss, are here reproduced in plates 11 and 12. The other sculptural groups illustrated in this work, all following a Biblical theme, also come from German and Italian ateliers. Mylius, so attentive to new trends in the arts, promoted the synthesis between traditional skills and innovation in his business enterprises as well. The family owned several silk manufactories in northern Italy where he introduced innovative methods of production, such as spinning cocoons in the cold, a new technique which allowed workers to save time and consume less energy. His interest in craft and labour was not merely an entrepreneurial endeavour but also an intellectual and philanthropic pursuit. In this spirit, he founded the "Society for the encouragement of arts and crafts" (Societa' per l'incoraggiamento delle arti e mestieri), at the time a philanthropic organisation and a vocational school, now remembered as the first stage in the formation of the "Politecnico di Milano", one of the best schools architecture and engineering in the world. The text accompanying the plates was compiled by the illustrious naturalist, explorer, numismatist and close friend of the Mylius family Eduard Rüppell (1794-1884), known in particular for his travels around Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia. Today the work offers an insight not only into the world of the Mylius family, but also into the feverish intellectual and artistic [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Recent Operations of the British Forces at Rangoon and Martaban.

      London, Hatchard, 1852. 8vo. Original patterned cloth, spine lettered vertically in gilt; pp. vii, 78, tinted lithographic frontispiece, lithographic plate of a ship and folding lithographic panorama of Rangoon; front hinge repaired, light wear to extremities; internally, apart from a little offsetting from frontispiece, very good; provenance: bookplate of Steel Brothers & Company Limited, major investors in Burma, inside front cover. First edition of an eye-witness account of the first three months of the second Anglo-Burmese War by the late naval instructor of the H.M.S. Fox who died of cholera, before his book came out. In 1852, Lord Dalhousie sent Commodore George Lambert to Burma to settle some disputed points of the Treaty of Yandabo between the countries. The Burmese immediately made concessions, however Lambert provoked a naval confrontation by blockading the port of Rangoon and seizing the King Pagan's royal ship (illustrated here) and thereby started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which resulted in the East India Company annexing large parts of hitherto unoccupied Burma. Provenance: 'In 1870 William Strang Steel launched W. Strang Steel and Company in Burma and the company's first rice mill was established in 1871. A London office - Steel Brothers and Company - was opened in partnership with James Alison Steel in 1873. In 1890 the assets of both companies were transferred to the newly incorporated Steel Brothers and Company Limited. The company was involved in the milling and shipping of rice; teak and hard wood extraction; oil; cotton; and cement' (London Metropolitan Archives, online). Abbey, Travel 407; Cordier 455.

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        Mappemonde.

      1852 - Paris: Auguste Loguerot, 1852. Coloured. 530 x 705mm. A decorative double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by astrological diagrams and illustrations of globes and armillary spheres.

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        Die Tapferkeit des Genies". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit Namenszug ("M. M. von Weber").

      O. O. u. D. - 2 SS. auf Faltbogen. Folio. Beginn des Manuskripts zu Webers Erzählung "Die Tapferkeit des Genies" über den Eisenbahnpionier George Stephenson: "Mit Recht messen die Engländer nur demjenigen die vollen Ehren eines Erfinders zu, der einen fruchtbringenden Gedanken nicht allein empfing, sondern ihn auch verkörperte, nutzbar in das Leben führte. Mehr aber als Erfinder, zum Schöpfer einer neuen Kulturepoche wird der, aus dessen Hirn und Hand eine große Erfindung vollendet, als brauchbares Werkzeug der Civilisation hervorging [.]". - Der wenige Monate nach der Uraufführung des "Freischütz" geborene (und nach dem Titelhelden benannte) Sohn des Komponisten Carl Maria von Weber wirkte während seines Studiums als Konstrukteur in der Borsig'schen Lokomotivfabrik, wurde später Lokomotivführer und übernahm anschließend die Leitung verschiedener Eisenbahngesellschaften. 1852 trat er in den Sächsischen Staatsdienst ein, 1870-78 war er als Hofrat in Wien tätig, bevor er ins preußische Handelsministerium berufen wurde. Seine im technischen Milieu angesiedelten Novellen waren beim zeitgenössischen Publikum auch wegen seines gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Engagements sehr beliebt. - Auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        Der Twingherren-Streit, 1470. Der bernischen Jugend gewidmet auf den Neujahrstag 1839. - Angebunden: Neujahrs-Blatt, der bernischen Jugend gewidmet für die Jahre 1840, 1843, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852.

      Bern: Huber 1839-1852. - 9 Hefte in 1 Band gebunden. Gr.-8°. 213 S., 9 Kupfertafeln. Halbleinen (Beschriftungsschildchen auf Rücken, im Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, Textseiten teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Kupfertafeln vermehrt stockfleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report from the select committee on postage label stamps; together with the proceedings of the committee, minutes of evidence, and index.

      London Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 May 1852 - large 8vo., xiv + 260pp., with a few old emphasis marks and annotations in pencil, the paper generally lightly browned, rebound recently in boards with the original printed wrappers laid down. A very good copy. First edition. 1852 (386) xv. King (Parliamentary Papers 1801 to 1900>) 5892. This was the ground-breaking report drawn up the Select Committee appointed to inquire and report upon the present mode of engraving, printing, and gumming the postage label stamps, and likewise whether and how the perforating machine invented by the patentee could be applied to the same with advantage to the public, to whom a petition of Charles Maybury Archer was referred .> The Committee, which sat from 23 March to 21 May 1852, took evidence by verbal examination from all the key players in the field, including Henry Archer (inventor and patentee of the perforating machine), Edwin Hill (inventor and patentee of a machine for folding envelopes), Rowland Hill (the inventor of the penny postage stamp), and J.B. Bacon (postage stamp engraver and printer of the firm Bacon and Petch). Perforation of postage stamps was to begin in January 1854. The first officially perforated stamps were issued in February 1854. Stamps from Henry Archer's perforation trials were issued during the last few months of 1850, during the 1851 Parliamentary session at the House of Commons, and finally in 1853/4 after the government paid Mr. Archer £4,000 for his machine and its patent. 'Perforations are small holes made between individual postage stamps on a sheet of stamps, facilitating separation of a desired number of stamps. The resulting frame-like, rippled edge surrounding the separated stamp defines a characteristic meme for the appearance of a postage stamp. In the first decade of postage stamps' existence (depending on the country), stamps were issued without perforations. Scissors or other cutting mechanisms were required to separate a desired number of stamps from a full sheet. If cutting tools were not used, individual stamps were torn off. This is evidenced by the ragged edges of surviving examples. Mechanically separating stamps from a sheet proved an inconvenience for postal clerks and businesses, both dealing with large numbers of individual stamps on a daily basis. By 1850, methods such as rouletting wheels were being devised in efforts of making stamp separation more convenient, and less time consuming. The United Kingdom was the first country to issue postage stamps with perforations. The first machine specifically designed to perforate sheets of postage stamps was invented in London by Henry Archer, an Irish landowner and railroad man from Dublin, Ireland. The 1850 Penny Red was the first stamp to be perforated during trial course of Archer's perforating machine. After a period of trial and error and modifications of Archer's invention, new machines based on the principles pioneered by Archer were purchased and in 1854 the U.K. postal authorities started continuously issuing perforated postage stamps in the Penny Red and all subsequent designs.' [Wikipedia]. The present report, based on expert technical evidence, paved the way for the modern perforated and adhesive prepaid postage stamp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ancienne Église, à Malacca.

      Akermann & Co, Paris. 1852. - 19.5 x 29.5 cm, lithograph. EXTREMELY RARE. View from 'Voyage autour du monde executé pendant les années 1836 / 1837 sur la Corvette La Bonite'. REFERENCE: Borba de Moraes, 874 / Nissen, ZBI, 4208 / Sabin, 98298 / Stafleu, 1969 / Wood, 609.

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Rom, Wien u. Oriolo, 1845-1852. - Kardinal Lodovico Altieri &#132;wurde 1836 zum Titularerzbischof von Ephesus ernannt, erhielt er von Papst Gregor XVI. am 17. Juli 1836 die Bischofsweihe. Altieri war von 1836 bis 1845 Nuntius in Wien. Er wurde in pectore von Papst Gregor XVI. am 14. Dezember 1840 zum Kardinal ernannt, was nach seinem Rücktritt als Nuntius am 21. April 1845 publiziert wurde. Er wurde Kardinaldiakon von Santa Maria in Portico. 1845 wurde pro hac vice zum Kardinalpriester seiner Titeldiakonie erhoben. Danach wurde er Mitglied der römischen Kurie, zunächst Sektretär, seit 5. September 1861 Präfekt der Indexkongregation. Am 17. Dezember 1860 wurde er Kardinalbischof des suburbikarischen Bistums Albano. Er nahm am Konklave von 1846 teil, das Kardinal Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti zum Papst wählte. Pius der IX. ernannte ihn am 8. März 1863 zum Erzpriester der Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano" (Wikipeadia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Board of Commissioners of California Land Claims. Opinion of the Board Delivered by Harry I. Thornton, on the Claim of Cruz Cervantes. Opinion Delivered by Hiland Hall, on the Claim of Pearson B. Reading. Opinion Delivered by James Wilson, on the Claim of Carmen Sibrian de Bernal

      San Francisco:: Monson, Haswell & Co.,, 1852. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, thus. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. 63 pp. Errata slip tipped-in on verso of title page; foxed, small pencil notations throughout, text still legible. Dis-bound, all edges soiled. SCARCE. Very Good. The Board of Commissioners of California Land Claims issued a number of Reports over the years they sat. These reports contain important information on California settlers during the Spanish and Mexican periods of California. The Public Land Commission was created following the admission of California as a state in 1850 (part of the Compromise of 1850). The Commission's purpose was to determine the validity of Spanish and Mexican land grants in California. The Public Land Commission Act became law on March 3, 1851; Commissioners Harry I. Thornton, Hiland Hall, and James Wilson were appointed by President Millard Fillmore as the first Board of Commissioners of California Land Claims. The land commission opened its session at San Francisco on January 2, 1852. The Commission eventually confirmed 604 of the 813 claims received, but the cost of litigation forced most Californios to lose their property. The reports in this volume were rendered in August of 1852, and are thus an early set of reports on claims presented to the first Commissioners. Harry I. Thornton was a Democratic politician who served in the California State Senate during the 1850s, when most Democrats were allied with the Slave Power. He was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, while serving with the 58th Regiment of the Alabama Infantry. Hall and Wilson were members of the US House of Representatives from Vermont and New Hampshire, respectively, and returned to their home states after their work on the Commission ended. REFERENCES: Cowan and Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, 1933, p. 307; Greenwood, California Imprints, No. 361; 1 copy Worldcat (San Francisco Public Library).

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        Extensive Archive relating to the three-year maiden circumnavigation voyage of the Nova Scotia Bark "Avondale".

      Various places: 1849-1852. Extensive archive of bills of lading, purchase receipts, shipping documents, pay ledgers, harbour masters' certificates and other official documents. A remarkable archive of over eighty items summarising in detailed documents the history of a mid-19th century trading circumnavigation, including stops in Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco and Honolulu.The collection includes bills of lading, purchase receipts, shipping documents, pay ledgers, harbour masters' certificates and other official documents which chronicle the voyage of Captain Thomas Henry Armstrong as he circumnavigated the globe between 1849 and 1852 in his merchant bark the Avondale. The three-year voyage took Armstrong from Nova Scotia to Liverpool, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Honolulu, Valparaiso, Montevideo, New Orleans and back to Nova Scotia. Tragically, Captain Armstrong died at sea in October 1852 during the final leg of the voyage from New Orleans to Nova Scotia. His wife Melinda's mourning brooch with a tintype of Captain Armstrong is included in this archive as well as a daguerreotype of him. Melinda was part of the Mounce family, a family of notable Avondale ship builders. Over a dozen items relate to the Avondale's stay in Melbourne and Sydney in July & August 1850 mainly receipts (including one for charts of the Northern Pacific) and a printed leaf "Code of Signals, in Use at Melbourne". A Chalmers & Co memorandum marked Liverpool February 1850 notes that the Bark is insured to Sydney and no further "not knowing where you might next go to".Included in the archive is a letter from Armstrong's brother dated 10 October 1852 addressed to New Orleans, speaking of family matters and referring to heightened political tension: referring to those in favour of slavery as "that great curse of our land...they will ere long hear a voice which will make then tremble". This letter is a rather mournful inclusion, given Armstrong's death at sea in the same month. The small ledger detailing for the most part wages and provisioning obviously passed into the hands of Armstrong's daughter Annie Elizabeth and been used as a scrapbook. The collection also includes: A receipt from Oct. 1849 for duty paid in Windsor, Nova Scotia on the newly built bark Avondale; Mariners' tickets including persons with distinguishing features such as "Crooked Nose" and "Growing Boy;" Many purchase receipts; An ink sketch of most likely the Avondale; Ten items (Nov. 1850 - March 1851) from the first call in San Francisco, mainly receipts including one from the "Alta California Newspaper" for an announcement that the Avondale was sailing for Panama; Six items relating to the Avondale's first call in Montevideo Aug. 1851; Four items relating to the Avondale's stay in Honolulu in Nov. 1851 including a printed pictorial letterhead certificate of clearance; Five items from the second call in San Francisco Dec. 1851 & Jan. 1852; Sixteen items relating to the Avondale's stay in Valparaiso April 1852; Three items relating to the Avondale's second call in Montevideo May & June 1852. This rare collection of ephemera and the Barque Avondale itself spring from what was referred to as Nova Scotia's "Golden Age of Sail" The items in this archive are overall in very good condition.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

      London: National Illustrated Library. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1852. Second Edition. Hardcover. Volume I rear hinge and headband professionally repaired, light tone, corner bumps, residue of bookplates on both front paste-downs, owner's signature on Vol II front free endpaper, light rub, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcovers. ; Two of two volumes, complete set. Second, Illustrated, Edition of this classic work. Contents: v. 1. The Mississippi scheme. The south-sea bubble. The tulipomania. The alchymists. Modern prophecies. Fortune-telling. The magnetisers. Influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard; v. 2. The crusades. The witch mania. The slow poisoners. Haunted houses. Popular follies of great cities. Popular admiration of great thieves. Duels and ordeals. Relics. Nice two-volume set of the first illustrated edition, the 1852 Second Edition, in original cloth. ; viii, 303; viii, 324, 4 ad in 2v pages .

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        New American Practical NavigatorâÂ&#128;¦

      E. & G.W. Blunt, New York 1852 - Large 8vo,original full calf, 13 plates, including folding map, plus additional folding table, 458, {1] pp. Some wear to binding, normal foxing and aging; else very good. Bowditch (1773-1838) was born in Salem Massachusetts, and after spending nine years at sea, and after finding so many errors in Morris's work on navigation he produced his own title on the subject. First published in 1802, his American Practical Navigator was immenslley popular. He would publish ten editions during his lifetme, but many other editions would be published, and in 1867 it would become a U.S. Government publication. It continues to be a highly respected enclopedia of navigation.

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        Dakota Tawaxitku Kin or The Dakota Friend Vol II, no Vii

      St. Paul, M.T.: published monthly by the Dakota Mission, July, 1852. Folio, pp. [4]; wood-engraved masthead, 1 other wood-engraved illustration showing an African man appeasing a lion; text in quarduple column, near fine example of this rare Dakota Mission newspaper of which only 20 in all were published. This issue translates Mathew, Chapter XI, and includes an article, "Dakota Ball-Play," which describes a ball game played by the Dakota closely resembling lacrosse, as well as the obituray of the daughter of the medicine-man Medicine-Bottle, and a letter to the editor from J. F. Aiton regarding the burial mounds of Red Wing.

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        Das Königreich Hannover in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl

      gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. G.G.Lange Vlg. Darmstadt. 1852, nur 2.Bd. 161-495 S. gr.8. m. 57 Stahlstichen(Münden, Osnabrück, Clausthal, Bergstadt Zellerfeld, Ruine Scharzfeld, Goslar, Leer, Stadt Norden, Insel Norderney, Hannover, u.a.) meist stockfleckig und 1Titelblatt mit dem Dom zu Verden. und angebunden Appel, Frankfurt a.M. 16. S. mit 3 Stichen von Frankfurt. Hld.d.Zt.ornamental und reiche Rü.-Vergoldung.-2)Sehr schöner Einb.-Rücken(nur II.Band)Bild eines Stahlstiches.

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      John Van Voorst, London 1852 - First edition 1852. 12mo. xii, 107pp plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue at end. Contemporary brown half morocco over marbled papers with gilt. Gilt to spine which has five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled end papers. Four tinted litho plates (including frontis which has tissue guard). Very good. A little rubbed and scuffed. Slight marginal toning and a few light spots. Some pages unopened. Penzer Bibliography p.41. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stray Leaves from An Arctic Journal or eighteen months in the polar regions in search of Sir John Franklins Expedition in the years 1850 51

      First edition. Folding map, four colour lithographed plates, further illustrations in text. 8vo. Contemporary half black calf over cloth covered boards, gilt tooling and lettering to compartmented spine with red leather labels. Bookplate of the Royal Cruising Club to front pastedown. Slight wear to joints, a little offsetting from turn ins to endpapers, small closed cracks to fold of map, otherwise a very good copy. pp.x,320. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longman,

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        Vue prise a Pulo-Penang.

      Akermann & Co, Paris. 1852. - 20.5 x 28.5 cm, lithograph. EXTREMELY RARE. View from 'Voyage autour du monde executé pendant les années 1836 / 1837 sur la Corvette La Bonite'. REFERENCE: Borba de Moraes, 874 / Nissen, ZBI, 4208 / Sabin, 98298 / Stafleu, 1969 / Wood, 609.

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        The flight to Egypt [Matt. 2:13-15]

      The Flight into Egypt; The Virgin Mary seen to left, riding a donkey sideways and feeding Baby Jesus; St Jopseph seen to right with a basket filled with carpenter's tools; in the background, to left: Mary and Joseph starting their journey; illustration from Montano's 'Humanae Salutis Monumenta' (Antwerp). Signed at the bottom: 'PB' and 'IHW'; in brown ink below left:'P. Breugel'[sic!] and 'H. Wierix'. On the verso collector's mark: Gustave Francotte (1852-1925) L. 3196 Very nice engraving on paper with small margins; platemark: 114 x 73; total: 124 x 78 mm Hollstein 11.A.(79) (Wierix; Book Illustrations); Alvin 1866 168, 1614b; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 2190

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