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        A Memorial of Sa-Sa-Na, The Mohawk Maiden

      Hamilton, Ontario: Waldron & Baker, 1852 28 p. 22 cm. Paper covers. A few light spots within. A tribute to a young Canadian Mohawk singer, Sa-Sa-Na Loft, who was killed in a railway accident at Deposit, New York at the early age of 21. She and her siblings were touring the U.S. to raise funds to educate Mohawks at home. The citizens of nearby Owego had been so touched by the young girl's performance two days earlier that they persuaded her family to let her be buried in their village. This booklet contains the obituary notice written by Judge Charles Avery, sponsor of the singer's visit, the sermon preached in St. Thomas' Church, Hamilton, Ontario, by S. H. Norton, and a poem by W. H. C. Hosmer. Sabin 41785.

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        The Battle of Waterloo, with those of Ligny and Quatre Bras,

      London: L. Booth,, 1852. described by Eye-witnesses and by the Series of Official Accounts published by Authority. To which are added Memoirs of F.M. The Duke of Wellington, F.M. Prince Blücher, the Emperor Napoleon, etc., etc. Octavo (214 × 135 mm) Contemporary cherry red calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, black morocco title label and ownership strip, narrow bands with broken gilt roll, compartments framed with double gilt rules, Roman helmet centre-tool, double fillet panels to the boards, octofoil tools at the corner, enclosing single wavy rolled panel in blind, marbled edges and endpapers, double rule in blind to the turn-ins. Lithographic double portrait frontispiece, medallic vignette to the title page, double-page facsimile note, large folding two-part panorama of the battlefield, folding plate of the "Present State" of the field, 34 etched plates, 7 hand-coloured maps on 3 folding sheets, bound without the large Waterloo map. A little rubbed, bumped at the corners, light browning, but overall very good. First published in 1817, this the "Eleventh Edition, Enlarged and Corrected". This copy with a splendid provenance, inscribed on verso of the front free endpaper and first blank; "Will. F Blair of Blair, April 1853. A Present from General Sir Thomas Brisbane of Brisbane, Bart., G.C.B., &c. Sir T. Brisbane was a great personal friend of my Father's. He left me Trustee & Guardian of his Heir. Lady Brisbane gave me his sword which he wore at the Battle of Toulouse where he commanded a division and was severely wounded." Brisbane missed the Battle of Waterloo as he was in Canada commanding a brigade "during General Sir George Prevost's abortive attack on the American stronghold of Plattsburgh, on Lake Champlain" (ODNB). In 1820 "on the duke of Wellington's advice, Brisbane was appointed governor of New South Wales and the dependent territory of Van Diemen's Land." Blair has further annotated the text at the plate of the wounding of Sir Frederic Ponsonby, "I have heard Genl. Sir Fred. Ponsonby whilst Govr. of Malta tell this story often the same as written here. He could not use either arm well although he used to play at Cricket with us. W.F. Blair." William Fordyce Blair of Blair served in the Royal Navy between 1820 and 1840 rising to the rank of Commander. He saw action in the Mediterranean; in Asia in the Burma War and "against Malay pirates"; at the blockade of Navarino; and with the French army at the taking of Morea Castle and Algiers. Brisbane's sword is still at Blair House. "The fully expanded version of 'The Battle of Waterloo' published by Booth and often listed under his name. The earlier editions were simply a vehicle for carrying the official accounts of the battle. To these were added as the years went by 'an account … by a near observer', 'other circumstantial details', 'biographical notes', and finally a suite of plates by George Jones." Sandler's copy lacked two plates.

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        Atlantic and Transatlantic Sketches, Afloat and Ashore

      Lon., 1852.. This British naval officer traveled through America in 1850 and 1851.  He gives good descriptions of Boston, New York (Brooklyn), and Washington, with chapters devoted to the dockyards in each place. Then to the midwest - Chicago, ?Milwakie? and Green Bay - and surprisingly, ?I discovered that we were approaching the famed Mormon settlement at Beaver island.? This occasions an eleven page discussion of Mormons and Mormonism, before he moves on to a ?sporting excursion.? In the second volume he talks about American fisheries, then follows with a meditation on Captain Kidd, and what he thinks will be a successful discovery of Kidd?s treasure buried along the Hudson River. Finally, his ?Miscellaneous Narratives? primarily having to do with his adventures in the Royal Navy. A fascinating and little-known piece of Americana. First edition. Sabin 43461. Two vols. bound in antique style half calf with raised bands over marbled boards. VG

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        Notes by an Oxford Chiel,

      PROBABLY AN EARLY PROOF COPY: comprising 6 pamphlets bound in one volume, each separately paginated with its own title-leaf, all bound together in contemporary raised grain dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt on spine 'Notes by an Oxford Chiel.' Ownership signature of "W[illiam] Warner, Ch[rist] Ch[urch]. 1852) of St John's College, Oxford. All six items printed by James Parker and Co., Oxford. Two are first editions; two have traces of the original wrappers along inside edge of half titles and ALL SIX HAVE HALF TITLES. COMPRISING: ITEM ONE: 'The Dynamics of a Parti-cle. First printed in 1865. (half title, 24pp, 1874) ITEM TWO: 'The New Method of Evaluation as applied to [pi]. First Printed in 1865. (half title, 16 pp, 1874) ITEM THREE: 'Facts, Figures, and Fancies, relating to The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council, The Offer of the Clarendon Trustees, and The Proposal to convert the Parks into Cricket-Grounds. First printed in 1866-1868.' (half title, 29pp, 1874) ITEM FOUR: 'The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford. A Monograph by D. C. L., FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (WMGC #88[1]).' (half title, 23 pp, 1872) ITEM FIVE: 'The Vision of the Three T's. A Threnody by the Author of "The New Belfry." Second Edition.' (half title, 37 pp, 1873) ITEM SIX: 'The Blank Cheque, A Fable. By the Author of "The New Belfry" and "The Vision of the Three T's." ' FIRST EDITION, (half title, 15 pp, 1874) * THE ORIGINAL OWNER: William Warner (1851-?) matriculated at Balliol in 1870; exhibitioner 1869-74, BA 1874, senior student of Christ Church 1874, lecturer 1875, tutor 1873-87. A letter to him from Carroll survives (see Cohen, p.727 &c). WMGC notes the existence of a "unique Notes owned by Mr Parrish which contains the first five pieces was probably an early proof copy, made and bound up before the sixth piece had been admitted and before any general title and list of Contents had been set up; also the title page of The New Belfry bore the date 1872 [as does the present copy], not 1873." (op cit, p.79). * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      1852. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. [Complete in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.] London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852-1853. Original light blue-green pictorial wrappers. First Edition, in the original 20-in-19 monthly serial parts that were issued from March 1852 through September 1853 (at the end of which time the novel was published in book form). Written just after DAVID COPPERFIELD and just before HARD TIMES, this is Dickens's famous attack on Chancery, the London legal system -- featuring such characters as the lawyer Tulkinghorn, the claimants Lord and Lady Dedlock, and of course the whole law firm of Jarndyce & Jarndyce. Though lives come to an end all around it, the case goes on and on, finally concluding when (surprise!) all of the fortune has been devoured by legal fees. Included are forty plates by "Phiz," of which ten are "dark plates" made possible by a new procedure.~This set has most of the ads with which a "perfectly complete" set would have been equipped -- lacking only a total of eight leaves of terminal ads in Parts I, XIII, XVI and XVIII. It also has every leaf of every "Bleak House Advertiser" at the beginning of each part, and includes the often-missing "Village Pastor" leaflet of Part XV. The set does also lack some of the Household Words slips that were sometimes (but not always) inserted after a part's plates.~As for condition, the set is generally very good -- with wear on the spines (most spines ends are chipped away), and there is one short closed tear on Part I's front wrapper. There is no restoration or "improvement" or "sophistication" of the parts, in any way. The plates (all present) do exhibit browning in their margins, and some foxing that in some cases edges into the image. In all, quite a collectible set of BLEAK HOUSE, housed in a (somewhat worn) morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Hatton & Cleaver pp 273-304; Smith I pp 79-84.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Patrum Novae Bibliothecae

      Rome - Sacri Consilii Propagando Christiano Nomini, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Nine volumes depicting a variety of figures and saints of significant Roman Catholic standing throughout history and their teachings or gospels, including the Gospel of Luke and thetableau's of Saint Augustine. Includes a frontispiece portraitto Volume I of the Blessed Pope Pius IX (May 1792 February 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, the longest-reigning elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Also includes various plates and fold out plates throughout. Some of the plates depict Saint Augustine's tablets. Includes bookplates to the front pastedownfrom the Monastic Library of Saint Augustine's in Ramsgate, one of only four Benedictine monasteries in Great Britain. In Latin, with some sections written in Greek or with the page divided into the two. Condition: In rebound half vellum bindings with cloth boards. Externally,some wearparticularly to the spine with some loss to Volume's III, V and VI. Some marks to the boards andink librarymarkings to the spines of each. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some scattered spotting and dusting. Library bookplate and sleeves have been tipped into the front pastedowns and ink library stamps to the title page and last page of text of each volumes. One of the plates opposite the first page ofVolume IV is detached but present and a number of pages have been fixed. Overall Condition: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

      London - Francis and John Rivington, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition ofacollection of the Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke with an engraved portrait to frontispiece and a fascmile reproduction of a letterto volume one . In eight volumes complete. A new edition. With 'Correspondence' to volumes one and two, his 'Works' to volumes two to eight including speeches and letters and including his first published work A Vindication of Natural Society: A View of the Miseries and Evils Arising to Mankind. Edmund Burke PC (1729 - 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. Burke is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the Old Whigs, in opposition to the proFrench Revolution New Whigs, led by Charles James Fox. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern Conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism. In the English-speaking world, Burke is regarded by most political experts as the father of modern Anglo-conservatism. [citation needed] His liberal conservatism, which opposed governing based on abstract ideas, and preferred 'organic' reform, can be contrasted with the autocratic conservatism of Continental figures such as Joseph de Maistre. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Condition: Rebacked in calf bindings. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the occasional mark to boards. Front hinge strained to volume four. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight offsetting from frontispiece to title and with the odd slight mark to pages and the odd spot to some endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Eight (8) Volume Set

      London: Francis & John Rivington, 1852. Hardbacks: original full leather with elaborately decorated banded spines and gilt titles on morocco labels. Marbled endpapers and page edges. . Very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued.. Black and white frontispiece portrait of Burke in volume one. . Scarce early collection of documents of one of England's greatest members of Parliament. The set is attractively bound in its original full leather. Moderately edgeworn and rubbed with some light chipping at heads of spines. Previous owner's signature, dated 1883, on front endpapers of each volume. Hinges tight. Contents clean and very good.

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

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

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        A Journey to the Tea Countries of China

      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. 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".Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 1056, 1089, etc. (other works by Fortune).

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        Poems, By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With Foredge Painting of View from Bunker Hill, Boston

      London: David Bogue. 1852. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Collection of Longfellow poems from 1852 in a fine binding with foredge painting of a view of Boston from Bunker Hill. View includes people and cattle in the foreground, the bridge across the Charles River with sailing ship(s), city in the distance. Tan fine morocco leather with deeply impressed Victorian designs, raised spine bands with decorated compartments, gilt spine lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon bookmark. Minimal external wear, firm binding, three armorial bookplates typed slip describing the painting all mounted on the front endpapers, armorial stamp on copyright page, pages clean with some foxing to the frontis portrait. Bookplates are those of: W. Borlase, M.A.; Mary E. Cady-Borlase; Glenn Tilley Morse.

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1852. 5 volumes, octavo (218 × 139 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpices, roll to turn-ins in blind, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookseller's small embossed library stamp to binder's front blank, a touch of rubbing to spines. An excellent set. Eighth edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF HIS MAJESTY KAMEHAMEHA III., KING OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, PASSED BY THE NOBLES AND REPRESENTATIVES AT THEIR SESSION, 1852

      Honolulu. 1852.. 88pp. Dbd. A few leaves at rear lightly tanned. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. This rare volume prints the full text of the newly- created Constitution and the laws passed in 1852 for the kingdom of Hawaii. The constitution, which was written by a three-man committee in 1851, revises the 1840 constitution and includes 105 articles, the first of which echoes the language of the American Declaration of Independence regarding human liberty. The 1852 Constitution heavily liberalized the structure of the Hawaiian government compared to the 1840 constitution, introducing new elements of democracy into the government and reducing the influence of the monarch in kingdom affairs. The text spells out the frame of government of the islands, including the powers of the King and his ministers, the legislature, governors, and the courts. Also included here are the session laws passed by the legislature in 1852, including a law removing the poll tax for women, the establishment of a fire department, several harbor and shipping regulations, a law relating to stallions, a prohibition from selling liquor on Sundays, and a law prohibiting the carrying of deadly weapons. Uncommon and quite interesting. FORBES 1868. JUDD, LAWS OF HAWAII, p.3. CARTER, p.108.

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        GÈographie du moyen Age, ÈtudiÈe 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). 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.Graesse, IV, p. 156; Howes, L249; Leclerc, 349; Sabin, 39978.

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        FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, ON SATURDAY THE 28th INSTANT...[caption title and first line of text]

      [Bladensburg, Md.?]. Aug. 31, 1852.. Broadside, 9 3/4 x 9 inches. Trimmed raggedy on left edge, affecting a few letters. Evenly tanned, minor soiling. Docketed on verso. About very good. Wanted poster for a runaway slave, posted by A. B. Berry of Prince George's County, Maryland, near Bladensburgh. Berry offers $50 for "a negro man named Jim, about 5 feet 6 inches high, bright mulatto, full suit of hair, no marks recollected. He is about 24 years of age, and has rather a down look when spoken to. He has a variety of clothing, which he took with him. Jim was raised by Dr. John Wootton, late of Prince George's co. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and return to me, or placing him in jail, so that I get him again." Albert B. Berry, of the milling firm Berry & Taylor, was active in financing the slave, cotton and speculating enterprises of the Old South. While slavery was common in Maryland, such wanted posters are usually from more southern locales. A rare and ephemeral piece.

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

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

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        Wyld’s New Plan of London

      London:, 1852. Map. Wood engraving, 54.5 x 95 cms, laid on linen as issued, original hand-colour, one or two small marks and stains, upper and lower margins trimmed to edge of printed area, folding into original blind-stamped brown cloth covers, neatly rebacked, dated 1852. Wyld’s map was engraved in 1851 for the Great Exhibition and was one of half a dozen maps of London exhibited there. The border is decorated with vignettes of important public buildings and attractions of interest to visitors to the Exhibition - including Wyld’s own Great Globe (at 40 ft diameter and 60 ft in height the largest ever constructed) in Leicester Square. The plate itself is unchanged: the date on the cover alone identifies the state. Hyde: Printed maps of Victorian London #25 (4).

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        Basil: A Story of Modern Life

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. THE FIRST EDITION of Collins's scarce second novel. This is Collins's second full length novel and his first set in contemporary times. This novel of first love, intrigue, and betrayal was considered "sensational" by many, and it had mixed reviews, with some referring to it as "revolting." In his dedication he writes that he "has not hesitated to violate the conventionalities of sentimental fiction." In later editions, he did shorten the text and tone down the violence. "In Basil, he found his true métier as an expert in mystery, suspense, and crime" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Three volumes bound in two. Bound in three quarter tan calf with marbled paper covered boards, with red leather labels with gilt titles to the spines of both volumes. There is some rubbing and scuffing to leather. Gilt tooling to compartments on spine, some of which has been rubbed. Full marbled edges and marbled end pages. These books remain quite attractive, though there is minor rubbing to the leather along the joints and minor bumping to the corners. There is minor foxing to the first and last few pages of both volumes but otherwise the interior is very bright and clean. LIT/092906.

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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

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1852. 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). 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

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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

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

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        My Home in Tasmania, during a residence of nine years

      London: John Murray. 1852. Two volumes. 8vo; xiv, [ii], 274pp, [2pp book adverts], frontis, title-page vignette, 8 other illustrations (one full-page); vi, [ii], 276pp, frontis, title-page vignette, 7 other illustrations (one full-page). Original green blind-stamped cloth, somewhat faded, rebacked with the original spines laid down (these are quite browned); corners a little rubbed. Some light spotting, mostly early, horizontal crease across title-page of the first volume (a printer's fault), edges browned, a few signatures slightly proud. Owner's bookplate on the front paste-down endpapers. A good to very good set in (repaired) original binding. *** Ferguson 12506. .

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        POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged, With Notes and Illustrations [with,] Moore, Thomas, editor. THE LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged with Notes by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Jeffery, [et al]

      London: John Murray, 1852 and 1866. Together 2 volumes. The Complete and Copyright Edition of the ‘Works’, and the New and Complete Edition of the ‘Life’. The ‘Works’ with fine steel engraved portrait of Byron at age 19 and an engraved pictorial half-title with vignette of Newstead Abby, both engraved by Finden, and four pages of autograph facsimiles. The ‘Life’ with Finden engraved portrait, vignette half-title featuring a differing view of Newstead Abby and seven engraved plates being portraits and views. Royal 8vo, each volume very finely and uniformly bound in antique full forest-green calf, the covers with double gilt fillet rules at the borders, inner stippled border in blind and with floral corner-pieces, the spines separated into six compartments by gilt laced raised bands, three compartments fully gilt decorated in an overlapping scallop motif additionally gilt rolled and lined, two compartments with central gilt tools of a flower-and-thistle design bordered by a gilt scalloped frame, ruled and additionally tooled in gilt and with a small gilt star in each corner, the remaining compartment with red morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, additional gilt lettering at the tails, board edges gilt decorated, marbled end-papers and page edges. viii, [4], 827, [1]; xix, [1], 735 pp. A very handsome set, fine with only a bit of very minor spotting to the prelims, much less then typically found, the bindings showing only minor age, quite attractive. BRYON’S COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS handsomely presented in an elegant period binding, beautifully preserved inside and out. This is a very fine production of Byron’s great Romantic poetry printed in double column with in fine ruled margins. John Murray had a particular interest in Byron and is largely responsible for publishing and promoting the author, as this fine one volume collection attests. If not for Murray’s efforts, it may have taken Byron works years, if ever, to reach the same height of popularity and fame. Moore’s memoir of his friend Byron is one of the most famous literary biographies in English literature. "It was exactly the biography which that age required: by no means complete or entirely authentic, nor claiming to be so, but presenting Byron in the light in which contemporaries desired to regard him and in every respect a model of tact and propriety... the work will rank as a classic, even though its interest be less due to the efforts of Moore"s own pen than to the charm of the letters which he was the first to give to the world" (Richard Garnett in D.N.B.)

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        HMS "MÊander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail

      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 MÊander 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. MÊander 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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        AN OVERLAND JOURNEY TO THE GREAT EXHIBITION

      Published by Chapman & Hall, 1852 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Doyle, Richard. Good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. A concertina style book, with beautiful hand coloured illustrations. Showing a few extra articles & visitors. New spine and corners. Foxing throughout. Delightfully coloured. One fold is nearly fully split, another has a neat tape repair. Cover edges are worn. [S]

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First Edition. Edward Lear. 8vo. pp. XX, [4], 281, [1] With 21 sepia lithograph plates including 2 maps. Bound in publisher's blind stamped blue cloth; corners slightly bumped; re-backed preserving original gilt cloth spine - some wear, spots of discoloring, a couple letters faded. Endpapers are renewed in matching cream paper. Old inscription written on half title dated 1853; tiny date stamp on upper corner of title page; rear fly-leaf marked "National Library of Canada Seen by NLC." No other institutional markings. Scattered foxing - usually mild (heavier on verso blanks of some plates). The frontispiece map displays light but uniformly distributed foxing; 3-4 plates contain heavier spots of foxing - mostly marginal. A generally sound and attractive copy. Edward Lear (1812-1888) - English artist who is best known for the caricatures in his numerous nonsense books. Lear, however, was also an extensive traveler who produced illustrated accounts of his journeys. His journals in Southern Calabria contain not only beautiful landscape illustrations but also offer many interesting anecdotes concerning life in the Italian peninsula's southernmost province. [Abbey, Travel, 175; Lowndes p. 1328-29].

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly. 2 volumes, 1852, first printings

      Boston: John P. Jewett. 1852. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1852, 2 volumes, bound in original embossed and gilt decorated brown cloth. Good+ to very good set. very good with some cloth restoration to spine ends, first volume with authograph sentiment from author mounted on pastedown, "Psalm 37.3, A Good motto for Life, Death & Eternity / Trust in the Lord and Do Good. From your wellwisher, H. B. Stowe, July 1, 1886" . The contents appear to have been washed, probably in the 1940s when this was purchased, and there is evidence of some straightening out of dog ears, folds and creases. Housed in cloth chemises and half morocco slipcase with richly gilded spines. Handsome set in better condition visually than it catalogs. . catalog10/12

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett Co., 1852. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1852 John P. Jewett TRUE FIRST EDITIONS/FIRST Printings in 2 Volumes as evidenced by the copyright page stating: " Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe" and "Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins" on the bottom of that page. No other printings designated on the title page and a **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** slip affixed to the 2nd ffep " Very truly yours, HB Stowe Feb. 2, 1869." A VG/VG set rebound in brown leather and marbled boards and new endpages. There are labels on the spines showing title/author and volume. Inside there is foxing and mild staining throughout but the text is clear and easily readable. The page ends on Vol. 1 are light and clean and the edges of Volume II are much darker which probably means they have been put together as a set but perhaps not? Either way a remarkable TRUE FIRST with an always RARE signature!.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852,, 1852. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 2 volumes., 16mo., pps. I 312, II 322. Illustrated with plates throughout. Internally clean. In unsigned but fine, sumptuous recent 'West End' style binding of full crushed brown morocco, boards heavily embossed in blind, five raised bands to spine, ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers with generous tooled margins, all edge gilt. A lovely copy. First Issue of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' with Hobbart and Robbins being the printers. BAL 19343.

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        Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin UK Edition

      H.G. Bohn, 1852. UK Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin, UK Edition. H.G. Bohn, 1852. An early UK Edition of one of the most notable books ever published. The novel's grim depictions of African-American life in slavery helped bring more support toward the anti-slavery cause and perhaps played a hand in starting the American Civil War. Published in same year as First Edition. Fine binding. 3/4 Leather with marble boards, end pages, and page edges. Minor rubbing and shelf wear. Binding starting to come loose at front hinge. Previous owner name on first blank page. Good condition.

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        Études sur la famille des Vespides. [Part] I. Monographie des guêpes solitaires ou de la tribu des euméniens comprenant la classification et la description de toutes les espèces connues jusqu'a ce jour, et servant de complément au manuel de Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau. [Part] II. Monographie des Guêpes sociales ou de la tribu des vespiens, ouvrage faisant suite à la monographie des guêpes solitaires. [Part] III. Monographie des fausses guêpes, ou de la tribu des masariens

      Genève et Paris, J. Cherbuliez, V. Masson, 1852 [1853]-1858. Three parts in two (text and atlas). Large 8vo. l, 286; 4, cxcix [i], 256; 352 [iii] pp. (and a loose errata leaf numbered xxiv, tipped in); 77 engraved plates with explanatory text leaves, of which 54 are nicely hand-coloured, drawn by Saussure himself, Nicoulaud, a.o. Uniform contemporary half calf with gilt titles on spines. Original printed front wrappers of volume I and the first two atlas volumes bound in.* Very rare monumental monograph on wasps that is seldom seen in a complete state. The work contains numerous descriptions and fine illustrations of new and little known species. Also several nests (often with cross-sections) are illustrated as is a schematic view of the phylogeny of the groups. Nissen quotes 78 plates, including "VI bis", but De Saussure in his instruction to the binders specifically calls for 77 plates as in this set and there is no mention of a VI bis plate. The collation of Horn-Schenkling is confusing and incorrect. The title on the spines is in English. Plates uncut. The text is rather foxed, and the coloured plates have a bit of foxing in the margins and some are more evenly toned. Bookplate pasted in on front. Some pencil marks in the text. Rebacked with the old spine mounted and with markings of removed tape on one of the volumes. Nevertheless in all a good set. Horn-Schenkling, 18922, 18927, 18929; Nissen ZBI, 3594.

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN;

      1852. [In Two Volumes.] Boston: John P. Jewett & Company / Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with front cover vignettes in gilt. First Edition, first issue (without mention of any "thousand" of copies on the title pages). The first printing consisted of 5000 copies, but within ten days that printing was sold and another 5000 copies (with "Tenth Thousand" on the titles) were printed; within six months the total was up to 120,000. ~Mrs. Stowe had been inspired to write this novel by the 1850 passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, in which "all good citizens" (Northern as well as Southern) were commanded to assist Federal agents in capturing runaway slaves and returning them to their masters. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN was first published serially in the abolitionist periodical "National Era," from June 1851 to April 1852; the author had originally intended to complete the work in a few issues, but strong public interest encouraged her to continue it for ten months. This book was published in March 1852, prior to the end of serialization, and quickly became a "runaway" sensation. Certainly this book, in combination with the Fugitive Slave Act, was a major catalyst of the American Civil War -- as Lincoln himself implied, when he met Mrs. Stowe.~This copy is in Blanck's binding "B," the standard cloth one with most ornamentation in blind but with the front cover vignettes in gilt; the cloth color is brown (black and purple were also used, without precedence). Binding "A" is in wrappers, and binding "C" is cloth with all ornamentation in gilt -- "sequence, if any, not established," though the deposit copy was in this binding "B."~The volumes have very slight wear at the spine ends (much less than usual -- often the spine ends are largely chipped away), and there is occasional light foxing within (as usual); a few gatherings stand slightly proud in Vol II, but the volumes remain tight. Though copies of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN are out there, we don't see many in this condition. Blanck 19343; Merle Johnson "High Spot" of American Literature -- though he says "These books are of such paramount historical importance that it is difficult to evaluate them as literature.

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        Ham's Five Views of the Gold Fields of Mount Alexander and Ballarat

      Melbourne,: Thomas Ham, 1852.. Oblong folio, with five tinted lithographic plates, each preceded by a page of letterpress commentary, original tissue guards; some very minor spotting but very -good, stitch-sewn in the original engraved pictorial wrapper, in very good original condition; in a specially made quarter calf burgundy solander case. An excellent copy of one of the best goldfields plate books, the earliest substantial pictorial record of the Victorian goldfields. Rare in any condition, this is a fine fresh copy in the original tinted wrappers. Three of the five full page lithographic plates have original hand tinting.David Tulloch arrived in Melbourne in 1848, and obtained work with Thomas Ham the publisher. His first drawings were used in the Illustrated Australian Magazine, a unique periodical that brought together a coterie of artist-engravers for the first time in the colony. The Magazine broke up, Ham commented in the last of three issues, because so many of his contributors had lit out for the gold fields, making this work by Tulloch a fascinating postscript to the demise of the journal.Considered to be some of Tulloch's best work, the scenes at the gold fields are well-suited to the large format (indeed, Wantrup comments that the work is recorded as being the 'first Victorian plate book published in a large format').The views are-1. Golden Point, Ballarat, 1851.2. Golden Point, Mt. Alexander.3. Commissioner's Tent & Officers' Quarters, Forest Creek, Decr. 1851.4. Great Meeting of Gold Diggers Decr. 15th, 1851.5. Forest Creek, Mt. Alexander.Wantrup , 253.

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        THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA

      1852. Good. DIETRICH, Dr., transl. by Leopold WRAY. THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA. Guben: F. Fechner [n.d. ca. 1852]. 39 pp. 12mo., Rebacked, flyleaves lacking, gilt and green decorated paper covered boards with swan vignette on rear cover. Very good, light rubbing to boards, minor corner wear. Housed in a custom three flap red cloth folding box. (illustrations of African slaves in Havana).

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        A Child's History of England

      Bradbury & Evans 1852 - First editions, first issues. 6 1/4" x 5". Original brick red ribbed cloth, gilt lettering on spines and gilt vignette of mother and child reading on each front cover. Frontispiece plate by F. W. Topham in each volume. Marbled edges and matching endpapers. First state ads in vols. I and III and no page number on page ix in vol. I. Fine, fresh. Enclosed in a green cloth box with tan leather gilt stamped label. Originally sold by Charles Sessler, Philadelphia, with their description laid in. No signatures or bookplates. The freshest and finest set we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed, 3-sides 8vo, to her cousin Charles [Burrard]:

      " I have a little private communication to make to you.....which will I am sure give you pleasure. Much to my surprise at receiving by this days post a very handsome letter from Lord Derby, to acquaint me that at his recommendation the Queen has been pleased to place me on the Civil list for a pension of £200 pr.an......Is that not some thing to be thankful for? - & indeed I am so ". She continues by saying that she needs two trustees for the pension and asks Charles if he is prepared to be one "will you dear Charles.........Ld. Derby's communication being marked private - as it may perhaps be some time before the matter gets into the press., I do not mean to make it known to any but yourself & Laura, Sir George & Mrs. Roche & the Warters. I do not think I shall long burthen the Civil list but I am certainly something better than I was - & if it please God to prolong my life beyond this year - This opportune help will make the downward way all the smoother.....". Buckland, Friday night, n.d. [ but 1852 ]. Laid down by the blank side of the conjugate leaf to a page from the album of Miss Maria Burrard., a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand at the head of the first leaf "Mrs. Southey (Caroline Bowles)". With, laid down to the reverse of the leaf, two other autograph pieces, one being an autograph note (or upper ¾ of a letter) unsigned from FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910; hospital reformer) to a Mrs. Hillier : "Mrs. Smith is so good as to say that you will go with me to Edinburgh where I am obliged to go tomorrow on business. I start very early - and I think you had better come here tonight to sleep....please bring a week's things." . 30 Old Burlington Street, Friday, no date. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand between the address & the commencement of the letter "Florence Nightingale" .

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        HORN'S OVERLAND GUIDE, FROM THE U.S. INDIAN SUB-AGENCY, COUNCIL BLUFFS, ON THE MISSOURI RIVER, TO THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO, IN CALIFORNIA

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton, 1852.. 83,[1],18pp. plus large folding map. 16mo. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth a bit faded and worn. Ex-Essex Institute Library, with their bookplate on front pastedown, blindstamp on titlepage, and paper label on spine. Front free endpaper torn. A few text leaves wrinkled or creased, faint tideline along lower edge of text leaves. Overall, in about very good condition. In a cloth clamshell box, gilt morocco label. One of two issues of the first edition of the "best handbook for the central route available at the time" (Howes). This is the issue with the "opinions of the press" on page 5, and the longer pagination of the main text. Hosea Horn was an Iowa lawyer who travelled the routes himself and produced this detailed overland guide, the most popular and best-known of its day. The text consists of a lengthy list of "Notable Places, Objects and Remarks" and follows the trail in a detailed, step-by-step fashion, with mileage charts, distance between places, etc. The map was executed by Colton and shows the entire central route, with all the cut-offs, marked in red. "Especial importance attaches to this work from the fact that it was one of the few guides which actually measured and described much of the route traversed. Horn had personally been over all the 'cut-offs' and he prepared what is possibly the most exact account of the 'Overland Trail' which has come down to us" - Eberstadt. "One of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured" - Streeter. WAGNER-CAMP 214. COWAN, p.292. GRAFF 1952. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 221. HOWES H641, "b." KURUTZ 343b. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 105. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 751. SABIN 33021. STREETER SALE 3170. HOWELL 50:529. EBERSTADT 115:1050. MINTZ 238.

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). Hardcover. Splendid Bindings Standing Out (and Very Tall)Among the Many Extra-Illustrated Copies of "Nell". 286 x 191 mm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN BLIND AND GILT, covers with delicate gilt border of palmettes and floral sprays, central panel ruled in gilt, with blind-tooled decorative rolls on either side of the fillet, obliquely set gilt cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments enclosed by single gilt fillet, with large gilt fleuron centerpiece framed by intricate blind tooling, wide turn-ins with multiple gilt rules and square fleuron at corners and in the middle of each side, top edges gilt. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 115 PLATES, two of these in color and two double-page, most of these portraits of Nell, Charles II, and other luminaries of Restoration England, the remainder being views of important structures, including palaces. Each leaf of text in a window mount and with a ruled ink frame (a number of the plates, depending upon their size, also with such rules). Occasional light offsetting from plates, isolated spots of faint foxing, the most trivial hints of wear at corners, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN AND FRESH INTERNALLY, AND IN A SPARKLING BINDING. This is a very handsomely bound and extensively extra-illustrated copy of the biography of Eleanor ("Nell") Gwyn (1650-87), an orange-seller and actress who became the most famous of Charles II's mistresses. Despite being illiterate, she was a successful comedienne, and she meant so much to the king that he is reported to have said on his deathbed, "Don't let poor Nelly starve." She died of apoplexy only two years after the king. The "grangerizing" has been done here with great care: all leaves of the book and the accompanying plates are mounted in a frame of heavy stock, which has the double benefit of giving the text stately margins and of increasing the size of the book block to accommodate larger plates. Our binding is executed with notable taste and skill, and is too good to be unsigned. Probably done in the middle third of the 20th century, it could well be the work of Bayntun. This biography is not a rare book, but it is almost always seen in volumes that are considerably smaller.

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        Ancient Irish Minstrelsy

      Hodges and Smith, Dublin 1852 - First Edition. Rare. A collection of Irish poems known as Ossianic or Fenian. xxviii, 292pp, followed by advertisements. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Blind stamped decoration surrounded by blind borders to front and back boards. Minor wear to extremities. Slight foxing to half title. Very light markings to front and back paste downs. Overall very clean inside and out, with good tight binding. Very good + [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings

      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. 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.Bagnall, 4339; Hocken, p. 167; Tooley, 349.

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        Skånska herregårdar.

      På bokhandlaren C. W. K. Gleerups förlag, Lund, 1852-1863. Tvär 4:o. (538) s. 73 + 5 vackra litografier av Fr. Richardt. Vackert mycket rikt dekorerat helskinnband med helt guldsnitt (G Hedberg). De första 20 sidorna med stor fläck i marginalet och lite in på texten. Övriga inlagan med lätta åldersfläckar. Bandet mycket lätt skavd.. Ett vackert och komplett verk av Skånes Herregårdar inklusive tillägg och rättelser. De 5 extrabladen är på Glimmingehus och är oftast inte med men här är de medbundna

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        Análisis Lógica y Gramatical de la Lengua Española, por Don Juan Calderón. Segunda edición corregida y anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros, Inspector General de Instrucción Primaria. [Junto con:] Gramática de la Lengua Castellana, destinada al uso de los Americanos. Por Don Andrés Bello, miembro de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades y de la Facultad de Leyes de la Universidad de Chile. Nueva edición anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros. [Junto con:] Fundamento del Vigor y Elegancia de la Lengua Castellana, expuesto en el propio y vario uso de las partículas, por Don Gregorio Garcés. Preceden a esta obra las Observaciones Críticas sobre la Excelencia de la Lengua Castellana, por Don Antonio Capmany. Segunda edición, con notas Por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros. Tomo Primero [y Tomo Segundo]

      Madrid, Imprenta de A. Vicente, calle de Lavapiés, número 10, 1852 [y] Madrid, Imprenta de la Bibloteca Económica de Educación y Enseñanza, Calle de Cervantes, 38, cuarto bajo, 1853 [y] Madrid, Imprenta y Estereotipia deManuel Rivadeneyra, Salón del Prado, número 8, 1852-1853. Un volúmen en 4to.; 96 pp + 4 hs., VII-278 pp., 1 h. + VIII pp., 2 hs., 272 pp. + 3 hs., 216 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época.

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

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

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        LINDISFARNE GOSPELS WITH LEATHER COVER (DAS BUCH VON LINDISFARNE MIT LEDEREINBAND) Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition of 8th Century

      Faksimile Verlag Luzern. New. Hardcover. <p>Lindisfarne Gospels, 8th Century - British Library, London, Cotton MS Nero D. Iv</p><p>The Victorian binding In 1852, Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham, donated a fortune to provide the manuscript with a binding in keeping with its dignity. This masterpiece of Victorian book art and goldsmith&#39;s work is faithfully reproduced for a small number of copies of the Lindisfarne Gospels facsimile edition. The frame of the two covers is made of silver. The decorative plates applied to the Victorian binding were formed of tin and silver-based alloys and partly covered with a fine layer of gold. The embroidery in the spine also forms part of the faithful replica of this binding</p><p>The bright colours of Celtic Art </p><p>A scriptorium on holy ground </p><p>There is a small spit of land on the coast of Northumbria called &#39;Holy Island&#39;, on which around 635 AD the monastery of Lindisfarne was founded. In the beginning it was still under the famous Abbey Iona, but then developed rapidly into a monastic centre in immediate proximity to the royal residence of the Northumbrian Kings. On the peninsula surrounded by stormy water, outstanding artists and writers found the necessary inner poise and inspiration to decorate the holy texts of the Gospels to make them true masterpieces of early mediaeval book production. </p><p>In honour of Saint Cuthbert </p><p>Already in his lifetime and still today, Cuthbert was and is a highly venerated saint. He lived as a hermit near the abbey before he became bishop of Lindisfarne, but soon returned to being a recluse. In two of his vitae, the famous scholar the Venerable Bede tells us of Cuthbert&#39;s working of wonders and idealistic life style. Only a few years after his death on March 20th 687, Cuthbert was canonised. His brothers had the wish to create a particularly splendid gospel in memory of the saint: the Lindisfarne Gospels. This pious wish gave rise to a unique masterpiece of book production. The monks venerated the gospel like a relic. Art historians and palaeographers see in its unfathomable wealth a foundation for further art development in the Occident. Linguists find in it the oldest translation from Latin into ancient English, and the curators of the British Library keep it as a national treasure. </p><p>The best-preserved Gospel Book of its time </p><p>Despite of its age of almost 1300 years, the Lindisfarne Gospels is in an extremely good state of preservation and world wide, it is even the only completely preserved evangeliary from the isles. On 259 folios in the format of 340 x 245 mm, made of the most carefully prepared vellum, it contains the Latin text of the Four Gospels according to the Vulgate version of St. Jerome. Each Gospel opens with an introductory explanation, a summary of chapters and a calendar containing the liturgical feast days. In addition, three prefaces, led by St. Jerome&#39;s letter to Pope Damasus, precede the text. A series of sumptuously decorated canon tables, for the first time stretching over 16 pages, solemnly opens up the book. </p><p>The manuscript and its masters </p><p>Monk Eadfrith, who was made bishop of Lindisfarne shortly after Cuthbert&#39;s canonisation, is not only to be thanked for the complete copy of the gospel text in a particularly beautiful insular majuscule, but also for the entire illumination of the book. Besides Eadfrith, an inscription in the Lindisfarne Gospels from the 10th century names his later successor Æthelwald as bookbinder, and Billfrith the hermit was the goldsmith who executed the ornamenting of the book&#39;s binding. Hence we know more about the production of this work than we would about most other mediaeval manuscripts. </p><p>Unique decoration: the carpet pages </p><p>Five extraordinary carpet pages present the whole range of insular ornaments in all their breathtaking wealth of form and colour. Thanks to their bright contours, the cruciforms skilfully inserted in the overall composition protrude clearly from the dense interlace in the background. </p><p>The Cross-carpet pages preceding each gospel and another one at the beginning of the book are combined with an equally richly ornamented incipit page. The large decorative initials stretch over the whole page, and the flowing ornaments and patterns with which they are filled down to the smallest detail blend with the following letters into elaborate monograms. Furthermore, over 200 fully coloured majuscules, partly outlined with red dots, structure the whole text. </p><p>A fusion of insular and Mediterranean art </p><p>In the canon tables and portraits of the evangelists in the Lindisfarne Gospels, influences of the Mediterranean and Celtic cultures blend into a unique masterpiece of insular book production. Thus the text of the evangeliary, which goes back to a model from the area around Naples, is represented in a majuscule script characteristic for the insular culture and decorated in the Hiberno-Saxon style. Besides Mediterranean influences, the portraits of the four evangelists also show typical insular traits. The fusion of the two art styles is, however, most impressively exemplified in the classical arcades of the canon tables bearing insular ornament and interlace. </p><p>Victorian book binding and goldsmith&#39;s work </p><p>During the reign of Henry VIII, the manuscript was robbed of its binding which, in its shining splendour, might have been reminiscent of a relic shrine. To benefit the dignity of the manuscript, in 1852 Bishop Maltby of Durham donated a precious new binding, the decorative ornaments of which are directly inspired by the insular formal vocabulary. </p><p>The facsimile edition </p><p>The facsimile edition consists of the facsimile volume and an expert commentary. The edition is limited to 980 copies world-wide. The manuscript covering 518 pages is reproduced true to the original and in all detail. For a maximum of 290 copies of the facsimile edition a faithful reproduction of the Victorian binding with all decorative stones will be made. The remaining copies will be available in the same neutral light leather binding that was used for the facsimile edition of the Book of Kells. This listing is for the leather bound edition. </p><p>The commentary volume </p><p>The expert commentary is comprised of two volumes in which Dr. Michelle Brown, curator of the Manuscript Department of the British Library, provides a detailed description of her latest findings about the codex and the new dates. Numerous detailed studies have ensured the complete reconstruction of the manuscript. </p><p>Documentation Kit </p><p>A documentation folder containing three full-sized leaves from the facsimile edition and an illustrated 16-page information brochure is available for information upon request. </p> .

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields. Collectible - Very Good. 16mo. hardcover Hardcover, 1852. First Edition. First Printing, with "lifed" for "lifted" on p.21. 256pp. With 6 engraved plates, including frontispiece, all tissue-guarded. Bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped decoration on the panels and gilt lettering on the side. Spine sunned, edges lightly so. Extremities are chipped and beginning to peel. Yellow endpapers. Hinges are strong. The textblock is somewhat tender, but intact. A few spots of foxing on the fore edge. Pages themselves are clean. Previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown, and previous owner signature dated Jan. 1st 1852 on the front endpaper. Hawthorne&#39;s classic work of Greek mythology, adapted into children&#39;s stories. Includes "The Gorgon&#39;s Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Chimaera," and more. Comes protected in a blue clamshell case with red leather title label. [BAL 7606] Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. TWO VOLUMES

      A. Fullarton and Co. London. 1852, 1852-01-01. 3/4 Morocco. Very Good. Royal Octavo, contemporary 3/4 green morocco gilt with introduction by Baron Cuvier and brief life of Goldsmith by Washington Irving. Two volumes 536,541 pgs., marbled endpapers and edges, 72 hand colored prints (you can find these selling for $30-50 each). A little rubbing to extremities, otherwise very good. Additional pictures upon request and please email any questions.

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        THE QUEEN OF THE TWELFTH-CAKES; A CHRISTMAS TALE FOR CHILDREN. BY THE AUTHOR OF "THE LITTLE FIR TREE," 1852

      Dedicated to the children of the Rev.. T.L. Claughton, Christmas, 1852. 8vo., 23 manuscript pages in holograph, with hand-illustrated (in ink and India white) wrappers, title page and frontispiece, all of which are mounted to a plain white stock. Front and rear wrappers rubbed with slight smearing of the illustrations, else very good. The frontispiece is an elaborate drawing signed in ink "Edward Bradley, Xmas, 1852. Bound in later full morocco with title in gilt on the spine. The Rev. Edward Bradley, "Cuthbert Bede", 1827-1890, was educated at Durham University; and ordained in 1850. He contributed regularly to Punch and other periodicals; was author of ADVENTURES OF MR. VERDANT GREEN, AN OXFORD FRESHMAN, illustrated by the author, London, 1853; PHOTOGRAPHIC PLEASURES, PORTRAYED WITH PEN AND PENCIL, London, 1855, (he was known to have been the first to satirize photography); TALES OF COLLEGE LIFE, London, 1856; and many other titles including FAIRY FABLES, by Cuthbert Bede, with illustrations by Alfred Crowquill, London, 1858, containing a collection of five stories including both THE QUEEN OF THE TWELFTH CAKES - thus the illustrations in this manuscript, which were accomplished presumably by the author are unpublished and unique.

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        Bleak House

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1852. Twenty parts in nineteen, original wrappers, now housed in two morocco boxes with raised bands, spines in six panels each with double fillet frame, title and author to second panel, &#39;original parts&#39; to third and volume number to fourth with date to foot all in gilt. Wrappers generally slightly chipped and worn, some rebacked, slightly soiled, corners worn, internally the plates are oxidised and browned, text lightly browned with occasional soiling. The lid to the first box has been repaired. Part One - Upper wrapper chipped with loss to bottom r/h corner, pages 1-32, two plates, lacking pages 23/24 of the &#39;Bleak House Advertiser&#39; and (1) and (2) of the rear ads; Part Two - Pages 32-64, two plates, lacks Household Words slip; Part Three - Pages 65-96, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and all rear ads; Part Four - Pages 97-128, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and (1) and (3) of the rear ads; Part Five - Pages 129-160, two plates, lacks four pages of the Bleak House Advertiser, the slips and all rear ads; Part Six - Pages 161-192, two plates, with all ads; Part Seven - Pages 193-224, 2 plates, all front ads but lacks four pages of (6) and (7) and (8); Part Eight - Pages 225-256, two plates, lacks all ads to front but with (7) and (8) from Part Six bound in at front, and lacks (3) to rear; Part Nine - Pages 257-288, one plate, all ads complete; Part Ten - Pages 289-320, three plates, all ads complete; Part Eleven - Pages 321-352, two plates, front ads complete but lacks (1), (3) and (5) from rear ads; Part Twelve - Pages 353-384, two plates, all ads complete; Part Thirteen - Pages 385-416, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fourteen - Pages 417-448, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fifteen - Pages 449-480, two plates, (2) and (3) of the rear ads have slight loss to corner; Part Sixteen - Pages 481-512, two plates, lacks (1) to rear ads; Part Seventeen - Pages 513-544, two plates, all ads complete; Part Eighteen - Pages 545-576, two plates, lacks pages 3-6 of front ads, lacks (2) and (3) of rear ads and Part Nineteen/Twenty - Pages 577-624, xvi, four plates, lacking front slip and (2) from rear ads. (Numbers attributed to advertisements are from Hatton and Cleaver). Hatton and Cleaver 275-304. First Edition. Paper Wrapper. Good. Illus. by Browne, H.K. (Phiz). 8vo.

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