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        A Wonder-book for Girls and Boys

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, & Fields, 1852. Octavo. vi, (7), 256pp. First edition. First issue, with “lifed” for “lifted” on page 21, line 3. Illustrated with a frontispiece and six plates after designs by Hammat Billings. Hawthorne’s groundbreaking attempt to retell Greek myths in a style suitable for children met with enough success that it led to a sequel, Tanglewood Tales, published the following year. In his introduction, he wrote “Children possess an unestimated sensitivity to whatever is deep or high, in imagination or feeling, so long as it is simple, likewise. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilders them.” In the original blue publisher’s cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, which is nearly as fresh and bright as the day it was issued. Rare in such fine condition, with only light foxing and slight rubbing to corners and top of spine. Neat presentation inscription dated before publication, Christmas, 1851. In a cloth chemise and handsome full-morocco slipcase.

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        The Rural Cyclopedia

      Edinburgh,: Fullarton & Co.,, 1852.. Four volumes, octavo, plates throughout (many colour); some bumps and edge wear but otherwise fine in full green calf,.

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        Exploration And Survey Of The Valley Of The Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including A Reconnoissance OF a New Route Through The Rocky Mountains Senate Special Session, March 1851, Executive No. 3.

      First Edition Very good+ 3/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather replacement of back strip which with a gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with three prior owner's book plates tipped-in on the front end sheets; and, with pencil notations on the title page. Scattered light foxing throughout. 487 pages including an index, text and tables. The primary text by Captain Stansbury is illustrated with a frontispiece, 34 tinted, lithographic plates (two of which fold-out) and the fold-out "Fac simile of a part of a map of North America" originally done in 1710. The appendices, written by others in Stansbury's party, are illustrated with 23 black and white plates of reptiles, insects, plants and paleontology. A portion or part of Plate IV listed in the contents under Paleontology illustrating Pleurotomaria coronula and Euomphalus subplanus is missing (and probably never bound-in). The two large, fold-out maps which are often found in a separate volume are, in this case, bound-in and are both in excellent condition the last of which has a small 1/2" closed tear at the margin. Considered quite scarce" by Howes (Howes, S-884; Graff, 3947; Sabin, 90372; Wagner-Camp, 219; Wheat, 764 & 765) An extremely attractive volume with restoration work to the binding saving the original marbled paper covers and leather corners.Our code number = TB25154

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        FIVE YEARS’ RESIDENCE IN THE WEST INDIES

      Colburn and Co. 1852. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. Sm. 8vo. x + 335pp. + 16pp. publ. adverts. + viii + 318pp. + xxvi publ. adverts. Frontis., ills. Some foxing, ex.-libris M.D. Harrell, original gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, spines sl. faded and chipped, light staining to edges of boards. Sabin 18964.& The author visited Barbadoes, St Vincent, Granada, Trinidad, St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, Antigua, commenting on all that came before him, Society, Scenery, agriculture, architecture, government, natural history, industry, climate, batchelor’s ball, etc. He notes in his preface ‘so we have all but given up these magnificent islands to the barbarian, to lapse once more into a mere lair for the negro...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$608

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        Falconry in the valley of the Indus

      London: John Van Voorst. 1852. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [4], 107, [1], [8] ads; 4 lithograph plates; top of spine chipped and spine a little discolored, else a very good, sound copy in original purple cloth, gilt-lettering direct on spine. Largely unopened. & & Only 500 were printed but by 1877 257 remained unsold. Penzer, p. 41, quoting Burton: ""It was brought out by my friend John Van Voorst ... He proved himself to be a phoenix among publishers. 'Half profits and no profits to the author,' is the common saying; however, for the last thirty years I have continually received from him small sums, which represented my gains. Would that all were so scrupulous!"" & & Casada 34: ""This book is today considered a classic, though it created little fanfare at the time of its appearance. Much in demand among collectors of Burtoniana, it is an intriguing excursion into a pastime which almost predictably appealed to a man Burton's temperment. The work is set in the Sindh during 1845 and 1846, when Burton enjoyed many happy hours hunting with the region's accomplished falconers."" & & Abbey, Travel 479; Schwerdt I, 90."

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        A dictionary Burmese and English,

      Maulmain, American Mission Press 1852, - 8vo, VII-786 pp., full cloth modern binding, gilt title on spine. Preface by the editor, E.A. Stevens. Dictionary published two years after the decease of Adoniram Judson; it is the result of nearly thirty seven years' acquaintance with Burmese language. Maulmain (Mawlamyaing), the third city of Burma, capital of the Mon State, was the chief town of British Burma at that time. Some light spotting to a few pages, otherwise very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Model Architect: The Panic of '09

      Karen Hanmer, 2010. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 20 of 30 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. This book was one of six winners of the "Building by the Book" competition sponsored by the Philadelphia Athenaeum and Philadelphia Center for the Book. This work by noted book artist Karen Hanmer is based on Samuel Sloan's 1852 collection of house plans and instructions to contractors titled The Model Architect. Hanmer juxtaposes Sloan's historical text and illustrations with modern text from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's online "Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure." The artist provides commentary in the colophon reflecting on the effects of the 2008 financial collapse on her own neighborhood. She states: "Samuel Sloan's The Model Architect was published at the mid point of a century marked by cycles of rampant speculation followed by financial collapse. The Panic of 1857 came on the heels of publication of Sloan's work, and put a halt to the most active portion of his career. This milieu mirrors what has happened in my own neighborhood of modest homes over the past fifteen years. The transformation began with some owners remodeling their kitchen, or adding a family room or bedroom. Then larger additions came. Ultimately, the houses commanded high prices to be sold as teardowns. Huge new houses were built in their places. The construction proceeded with increasingly grandiose features; portions of the facade faced with thin sheets of stone, wooden garage doors with cast iron-like fittings, decorative copper accents on the roofs, turrets, lions flanking the brick driveways. Now the house across the street, the house next door, and the house next door to that are all in foreclosure, and soon will be uninhabitable. The lawns grow without interruption. Without electricity and heat the basements fill with water, the pipes burst, the mechanicals are destroyed. Few modest, affordable homes remain in the neighborhood." Bound in marbled paper covered boards with black leather spine and red leather title label, titled and ruled in gilt. Bound using the modern drum leaf structure but replicating the look of a 19th century book. Housed in an archival paper case with the edition number and artist's contact information stamped on the front panel. Measures 14 x 11 x .5 inches. 48 pages. ARTB/121212.

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        AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FEBRUARY 23, 1852

      New York: Press of the Historical Society, 1852. First Edition. Wraps. Moderate age toning. Minor wear to wrappers, the front wrapper neatly detached. Vertical crease down center. Very Good. Octavo (5.5" x 8.74") pamphlet bound in printed wraps; 57 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the orator on the title page to "For Mrs. Paige; with the/love & affection of/Danl Webster." Webster's speech discusses government in the Classical Era and in Revolutionary America, with much on the Constitution. Harriette Story Paige was Webster's sister-in-law and author of DANIEL WEBSTER IN ENGLAND: JOURNAL OF HARRIETTE STORY PAIGE, 1839.

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        Helen Bury;

      Bath - Binns and Goodwin, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremelyscarce local imprint of Worboise's Helen Bury. Scarce early local imprint, with Binns and Goodwin of Bath advertisements at the rear. Dated from other Bath imprints on Copac and the ink inscription. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt and embossed detail. Emma Jane Worboise (1825-1887) was a novelist from Birmingham. She published her first novel Alice Cunningham when she was just 21. She published over fifty evangelical stories and novels. She was a contributor to the Christian World Magazine and Family Visitor. In 1866 there wasa contributor called Ernest Etherington but no evidence has been found of a Mr Etherington Guyton, her supposed husband so it is thought that this was used as a pen name, maybe in relation to her alcoholism. Condition: The binding is generally firm but the cords are exposed at the centre. There is some significant wear to the extremities including splitting to the cloth on the spine panel, fading, and some marks. Internally the pages are generally clean with the occasional spot or handling mark. There is a contemporary copperplate ink signature to the title page and on one page of the rear advertisements. Overall the condition of the book is good only..

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        A North East View of the new General Post Office, With the Royal Mails (& Carts) preparing to Start

      London: Messrs. Fores, 31 December 1852. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Henry Pyall. Trimmed within margins left and right side, mat birn in margins, well away from image. 14 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches. 19 1/2 x 25 1/8 inches. A fine quality image, a re-issue of a print first published in 1832. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print- seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing. In all his work he took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works, such as the present busy London scene, the people are all individuals going about their daily lives, and the coaches, carts and cabs have all been very carefully observed: a true microcosm of London. Selway James Pollard p.38

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        The City and Harbour of Sydney from near Vaucluse

      London,: Thomas Boys Lith. Published by J. Hogarth, [and] Sydney, Messrs. Woolcott & Clarke,, 1852.. Tinted lithograph with additional hand-colouring, 315 x 550 mm, on sheet 440 x 680 mm; in good condition, framed. George French Angas (1822-86) was one of the most accomplished artists to live in mid-nineteenth century Australia. After extensive travel throughout Australia, New Zealand and England, he settled in Sydney, and from 1853 to 1860 held the position of secretary to the Australian Museum. Angas painted in the picturesque tradition and provided faithful visual records of "countries with which the people of England are still but only imperfectly acquainted", as he noted in the catalogue to his London Exhibition of 1846.Angas's fine view of Sydney Harbour was taken from the lofty vantage point of Vaucluse. It shows a group of local Aborigines with a dingo in the foreground set amidst a faithful rendering of the local flora including the waratah and banksia, which are named. The sweep of harbour includes a number of colonial landmarks, from Captain Piper's villa at Point Piper and Government House through to Bradley's Head, with the Blue Mountains in the distance. Angas made a number of watercolours of Sydney and it was after one of these that this colour lithograph was made in 1852. When it was issued it was "favourably reviewed in both the Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1853) and the Freeman's Journal (17 March)..." (Christine Dixon in J. Kerr, The Dictionary of Australian Artists).This lithograph of Sydney Harbour satisfies both the topographical obligation and Angas's own quest for the picturesque - "his ardent admiration for the grandeur and loveliness of nature...", as he described it in one of his books, Savage Life and Scenes.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Sir",

      East India House: , September 14, [1852]. returning a proof. Single sheet, octavo (184 × 113 mm). Removed from an autograph album. Small splash mark to a section of the letter, traces of glue to blank verso. In a very good state of preservation. A letter addressed to an unnamed recipient, possibly John Chapman, the editor of the Westminster Review, to whom Mill had submitted a review of William Whewell's Lectures on moral philosophy, published in October 1852: "Dear Sir, I return the proof. As the printer has made many errors I shall be glad to have a revise. Will you oblige me by letting me have six separate copies of the article, omitting the headings. Yours very truly J. S. Mill". Docketed on the verso J. S. Mill Sept 14. '52.

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

      JEWETT & CO, 1852-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Boston: John P. Jewett & Co, 1852: First Edition, Early Printings with statements of "One Hundred and Fifth Thousand" and "Ninetieth Thousand" on title pages. Printings were done in batches of 5,000, making Volume II an 18th printing, and Volume I a 21st printing. These books are in Fair condition, with obvious signs of use and age. This set is unrestored and fragile, with heavy wear to the spines and edges. Rubbing to gilt stamping on covers. The pages are spotted heavily throughout. Volume I has light remnants of blue pen marking to the front paste down. The binding is holding, but again, the books are fragile. It is becoming increasingly rare to find sets of this title that have not been restored.

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        Emaux et camées.

      Eugène Didier 1852 - - Eugène Didier, Paris _1852, 8,5x14cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté de trois pastilles de maroquin rouge et sable mosaïqué, date dorée en queue, encadrement de triples filets dorés sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure signée de Loiselier-Le Douarin. Rare autographe signé de l'auteur à (Adolphe) Nibelle très légèrement rogné. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi de trois corrections manuscrites de l'auteur en fin de recueil. Enfin, une note manuscrite signée du dédicataire précisant les particularités bibliophiliques de notre exemplaire a été montée sur onglet en début de volume. Rousseurs éparses. Autographes d'exception & Les Classiques . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 6900 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex

      New York: Published by the author, 1852. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 48 pp. Cataloguers have universally identified "George Gregory" of the title- and copyright pages as the famous English physician (1790–1853), teacher, textbook writer, and advocate of vaccination. This is patently wrong. The author is based in the U.S. as is made clear by reading the pamphlet: The English George Gregory never lived in the U.S., and, indeed, on p. 18 we are told that George is the brother of Samuel Gregory, a founder of the Boston Female Medical College. George Gregory seeks here to champion his brother's cause of educating women to minister medically to women, especially but not exclusively as midwives in the broadest terms. "Does the fact that a man practises medicine give him any right to invade his neighbor's wife . . . ?" Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only five U.S. institutions reporting ownership. Removed from a nonce volume, with the two plates (which would have been near-pornographic in their time) torn out and present in laid-in facsimile, thus lowering the price considerably. Lightly age-toned, with a little foxing and spotting only.

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        AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FEBRUARY 23, 1852

      Press of the Historical Society, New York 1852 - Octavo (5.5" x 8.74") pamphlet bound in printed wraps; 57 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the orator on the title page to "For Mrs. Paige; with the/love & affection of/Danl Webster." Webster's speech discusses government in the Classical Era and in Revolutionary America, with much on the Constitution. Harriette Story Paige was Webster's sister-in-law and author of DANIEL WEBSTER IN ENGLAND: JOURNAL OF HARRIETTE STORY PAIGE, 1839. Moderate age toning. Minor wear to wrappers, the front wrapper neatly detached. Vertical crease down center. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Oeuvres du Père Ventura de Raulica - 11 Volumes ] La raison philosophique et la raison catholique. Conférences (5 Tomes - Complet) ; La Femme Catholique faisant suite aux Femmes de l'Evangile (2 Tomes - Complet) ; La Tradition et les Semi-pélagiens de la philosophie ou le semi-rationalisme dévoilé (1 Tome - Complet) ; La Philosophie chrétienne pour faire suite à la tradition (3 Tomes - Complet) ; Essai sur le pouvoir public ou Exposition des lois naturelles de l'ordre social (1 Tome - Complet)

      Gaume Frères , J. Duprey , Auguste Vaton 1852 - 11 vol. in-8 reliures de l'époque demi-maroquin à coins brun, têtes dorées, n.r., reliures signées de Bouasse Jeune, Paris, détail des titres et éditions : La raison philosophique et la raison catholique. Conférences (5 Tomes - Complet : 1 : Conférences prêchées à Paris dans l'année 1851 - 2 : Conférences prononcées à Paris dans l'année 1852 première partie - 3 :Conférences prononcées à Paris dans l'année 1852 seconde partie - 4 : Conférences prêchées à Paris dans l'année 1854 - 5 : Conférences inédites) Gaume Frères, Paris, 1852-1862, xvi-544 ; 730 ; 602 ; 538 pp. ; La Femme Catholique faisant suite aux Femmes de l'Evangile (2 Tomes - Complet), Auguste Vaton, Paris, 1855, xii-528 ; 570 pp. ; La Tradition et les Semi-pélagiens de la philosophie ou le semi-rationalisme dévoilé (1 Tome - Complet), Gaume Frères, Paris, 1856, 464 pp. ; La Philosophie chrétienne pour faire suite à la tradition (3 Tomes en 2 Volumes - Complet), Gaume Frères et J. Duprey, Paris, 1861, 478, 623-208 pp. ; Essai sur le pouvoir public ou Exposition des lois naturelles de l'ordre social (1 Tome - Complet), Gaume Frères et J. Duprey, Paris, 1859, 631 pp. Rare ensemble réunissant en une belle reliure uniforme signée, en demi-maroquin à coins bruns, diverses oeuvres à portée théologique, philosophique et politique, du père Gioacchino Ventura de Raulica. Bon ensemble (frott. plus ou moins conséquents en dos, des rouss.) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MILANO ILLUSTRATO. ALBUM.

      (Giuseppe Ramazzotti e Luigi Bezzera) s.d. (1852). In-4 p. (mm. 298x212), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi a secco e oro, pp. (4),430,(2), molto ben illustrato f.t. (come da Indice) da 54 pregevoli tavole di vedute, litografate su fondo paglierino, tutte dettagliatam. descritte; ai monumenti antichi fanno seguito quelli del medio evo, quindi i moderni. L'opera è stata pubblicata a fascicoli, con cadenza settimanale. Il testo, curato da Giacinto Longoni, è racchiuso in delicata cornice con angoli floreali. E' questo uno dei libri più ricercati dell'Ottocento sia per le notizie sui monumenti di Milano sia per le animate incisioni, spesso di luoghi poco rappresentati fino allora. Cfr. Villa ?Bibliografia delle Guide di Milano?, n. 236 - Predari, p. 14. Con fiorit. margin., più o meno lievi, ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        A Child's History of England

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1852-4 [actually 1851-3]. With a Frontispiece by F. W. Topham. 3 volumes, duodecimo (152 × 117 mm). Early 20th-century dark green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with floral tools, sides marbled double gilt rules, endpapers marbled and top edges gilt. With the original cloth covers bound in. Each volume with the half titles and engraved frontispieces present; each volume also extra illustrated with an additional plate (contemporary with the binding). Later colouring to frontispiece of volume III. Spines sunned, ends and board edges slightly rubbed, leaves slightly toned, minor damp-stain to the page edges at the top corners, and a few minor instances of spotting. Very good condition. First book editions of Dickens's History of England for children; each work originally appeared anonymously in Household Words, Jan 1851 - Dec 1853, and each published in book form in December of those years, post-dated to the following years. Volume 1 bears an envelope addressed to Lady Talfourd and signed by Dickens tipped in at the second blank. The addressee was Lady Talfourd, wife of Dickens's friend, popular dramatist, lawyer and politician Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854). Dickens dedicated Pickwick Papers to Talfourd partly because he (as MP for Reading from 1835) doggedly fought for the introduction of a copyright bill in the House of Commons, at a time when Dickens was losing vast sums of money through violation of copyright. The bill became law in 1842 and in 1844 Talfourd represented Dickens in a case against Richard Egan Lee and Henry Hewitt for their plagiarism of A Christmas Carol. Dickens was one of the mourners at Talfourd's funeral. Volume one also bears, laid down to the third blank, a humorous, though useful, poetic mnemonic listing the sovereigns of England.

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        Millard Fillmore SIGNED 1852 Handwritten APPOINTMENT

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Used. (Autograph Documents) (Americana) RARE and unusual full size 17 x 21 inch ornate Presidential signed document, dated 1852. Appointment of Consul General of U.S. to Alexandria Egypt. Seal intact. Framed presentation, 27 x 32 inches. Tattering to the edges with toning, as shown. Document is hand signed by President Millard Fillmore. Shipping for this item will be somewhat costly, so we will work with the buyer as best we can as to how to keep that cost low. We estimate the weight to be 20 lbs, but can't be entirely sure until we pack it securely. Outstanding condition to framed piece. Document has light toning with chipping along edges.

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

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

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        El libro de los cantares.

      - M., José María Mares, 1852, 22,5 x 16 cm., hol. piel nueva, retrato + VIII + 317 págs. con grabados en madera intercalados en el texto + 1 h. (1ª edición. "Bella edición romántica" Palau). POESÍAS ROMANTICISMO

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        History of the American Revolution

      Richard Bentley, London 1852 - 3 volumes. Complete.527 pgs., 524pgs., and 584 pgs. Raised bands on the spine. Full brown calf with some scuff marks, with one more prominent on the front cover of volume 1. Marbled edges all the way around the pages. The hinges and the spine are very good. Some minor foxing on a few pages at the begining or end of each volume. Very light. The inside pages are very bright and look unmarked. Nice set. Map at the frontispiece of volume 1. Photo's on request.

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        Rheinreise von Basel bis Düsseldorf mit Ausflügen in das Elsaß und die Rheinpfalz, das Murg- und Neckarthal, an die Bergstraße, in den Odenwald und Taunus, in das Nahe-, Lahn-, Ahr-, Roer-, Wupper- und Ruhrthal und nach Aachen. 7. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Karl Bädeker, Koblenz 1852 - Kl.-8vo. Mit 15 Ansichten, 2 Karten u. den Plänen von Straßburg, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, des Heidelberger Schlosse und des Schwetzinger Gartens. LII, 344 S. Illustr. OPp. Hinrichsen D 6. - Vollständig mit allen 15 lithograph. Ansichten, 10 Plänen und 2 mehrf. gef. Karte. - Einband stärker berieben unter Verlust v. Überzugspapier an den Kanten u. am Rücken, Ecken bestoßen. Zeitgenöss. Name auf Vorsatz. Stellenweise etw. stockfleckig. ***Wir bieten eine umfangreiche Sammlung seltener und gesuchter Baedeker-Reiseführer an. Jedes Exemplar wurde von uns sorgfältig auf Vollständigkeit überprüft.*** gr.

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        Ilsenburg (Harz)., Bleistiftzeichnung, laviert.

      1852 - Signiert, datiert "Mai 1852" und bezeichnet "Ilsenburg". Auf braunem Zeichenpapier. Von einem erhöhten Betrachterstandpunkt zeigt das großformatige Studienblatt den Ort Ilsenburg nur in wenigen Strichen, während sich die Landschaft vor dem Betrachter bis hin zum Brocken ausbreitet. - Der Hamburger Künstler Berend Goos war als Landschafts- und Genremaler tätig. Erst ab 1855 widmete er sich der Malerei: er wurde von Hermann Kauffmann unterwiesen und ging auf dessen Anraten zu J.W. Schirmer nach Karlsruhe. Studienreisen führten Goos nach Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen, in den Harz und in den Schwarzwald. - Schwache Braunfleckchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 22 x 40,5. Papier: 27,4 x 40,5.

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        A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse

      London: David Bogue, 1852. Red blind stamped decorated boards with bright gold gilt title and decoration. Color hand colored frontpiece (rare). Original red cloth. Upper board detached but present. Interior pages very good with b/w illustrations. ALSO LAID IN: A red string tied pamphlet, : A Selection from A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties, published by Robe Innominate Press. Louisville, KY, 1964. Soft cover, handset in Goudy Kennerly and printed in Black and red on laid paper. 4 reproductions of wood engravings from the original. Printed in red on the front. FINE. I just had to put the book and this wonderful pamphlet as a set. I am always happy to send detailed photographs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 volume set)

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston 1852 - First Editions, First Printings with NO mention of printings on the title pages and bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. Both books are in great shape. This TRUE FIRST EDITION, bound in two volumes has minor wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean, with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy that includes acetate dustjackets to protect the books. We buy Stowe First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Southern and Western Masonic Miscellany Vols. I, II, III

      STEAM POWER PRESS PF WALKER,, NC 1852 - General shelf wear, soiled cover, cracked hinges, some pages detached but present, slightly tanned pages, pencil writing on inner board, foxing throughout, vol. 1 the front board is detached and taped on (scotch tape), front spine detached but still attached from rear spine, some pages are chipped at edges, shaken binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1852 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits Of America, Containing Richly Colored Figures, And full descriptions On All The Choicest Varieties Cultivated In The United States

      NY: D. Appleton, 1852-1856. First edition. leather_bound. Modern three quarter brown calf and marbled boards. 2 vols. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 100 & 96 pages. 8vo, 26 x 18 cm. Ninety-six chromolithograph plates [with tissue guards] by Boston's William Sharp & Son, plus a plethora of woodcuts of fruit, flowers and trees. "He published also two complete volumes and part of a third entitled FRUITS OF AMERICA, purposing to give `richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States.' This work was issued in parts from 1847 to 1856, though the title page of the first complete volumes bears the date 1852. The volumes are handsomely printed printed and contain plates.......sketched from nature by Hovey himself." [see: DNB, Vol. 9, p.272]. Hovey also made the greatest single contribution to horticulture in the origination of the Hovey strawberry -- the first North American variety produced by a definite plan of breeding. NISSEN 941. REESE #20. Ex-library, no exterior marks, perforated library stamp title page, plates with circular library stamp in margins at lower corners. Vol. I plates and text clean and bright. Vol.II scattered text age-toning, plates affected mostly at margins. Lovely modern binding, raised bands, red leather spine label lettered in gilt.

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        Gridario milanese

      Milano 1852 - Misura cm 23 x cm 15, frontespizio antiporta raffigurante lo stendardo di S. Ambrogio (inc. Bramati), ottimo esemplare con fioriture lievi, pagg. 340GRIDARIO MILANESEOVVEROIstruzioni e discipline sanitarie, annonarie e regolamenti edilizi, stradali, oggetti militari, nascite, matrimoni, morti, ecc.per uso dei possidenti, negozianti, esercenti, appaltatori, privati, ecc.MILANO A SPESE DELL'EDITORE 1852Scopo dell'opera che ci facciamo a pubblicare si fu di scegliere e ordinare i Regolamenti, le Gride, le Leggi, e gli Statuti, che possono tornare vantaggiosi agli Ingegneri, Agrimensori, Parrochi, Capi-mastri, Possidenti, Commercianti, non che alla maggior parte degli esercenti arti e mestieri. Questo libro oltre ad offrire una ricca raccolta di cognizioni ed una scorta sicura con la quale possa dirigersi chi deve intendere alla direzione delle entro indicate operazioni, presenta altresì quasi una storia del nostro Municipio e delle varie vicende che determinarono la promulgazione di leggi le quali sono tuttora in vigore. Lingua: italiana|

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Or, Negro life in the slave states of America. With forty illustrations

      C. H. Clarke and Co. London 1852. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th issue, with the preface signed by the initial G. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with forty fine full page engravings, unfortunately unsigned by the artist, each with a plain tissue paper guard. A very good, tight and clean copy in publishers original blue cloth binding with gilt illustration to the front board. Both boards with elaborate blind stamped decorative border panels. Spine lettered and illustrated in gilt. Yellow coated endpapers. Inner hinges strong and without and cracking. All edges gilt. Small booksellers ticket (Rodwell of New Bond Street in London)on the front inner board. Overall a Superior copy of the first English edition. The book has a complicated bibliography with several different publishers taking advantage of copyright problems and issuing their own editions, including 12 separate printings by the end of 1852. Within a year there were 40 different English editions on sale. Sabin, in his comprehensive Dictionary of books relating to America (Volume 24, page 48), states that the first official edition was published by Clarke in a total printing of 7000 copies but that the letter G was added to the end of the preface in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th issues of that edition, as in this volume.

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

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

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        The Curiosities of Industry and the Applied Sciences

      London - George Routledge and Co, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this wonderful collection of essays on mechanical and technological curiosities. Contains the important section on Babbage (origins of Cyberspace 70) entitled 'Calculating and Registering Machines'Amiscellany of interesting facts by a Victorian authority on manufacture and industry, that speaks very much of an age becoming fascinated with factual information about new technologies. With armorial bookplate of Lord Farnham to front pastedown. George Dodd (18081881) 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. Some of his papers were collected and published in volumes, under the titles of Days at the Factories, or, The Manufacturing Industry of Great Britain Described (1843; repr. 1967) and Curiosities of Industry (1852). DNBCondition: Inthe publishers originaldecorative cloth binding. Externally smart with just a little shelfwear, andslight wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and clean with just light foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED a lovely original square copy..

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        The Gulistan; or, Rose-Garden of Shekh Muslihu'd-Din Sadi of Shiraz

      Stephen Austin, 1852 (2) + xxx + (2) + 309pp. + 1p errata + 1p of publisher's adverts. Col. frontis. Col. pls. Decorative prelim page. Text within decorative red box. Red chapter headings and tail pieces. Bright gilt to page edges. Red cloth with gilt title. A few minor marks on cloth with a little rubbing down spine. Elaborate git decoration on spine. Spine a little rubbed with minute split at head. Elaborate gilt rule decoration around cover edges with gilt vignette. Corners a little rubbed with loss on one corner. Gilt to inside of cover edges. . Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First edition. Leather bound. Two volume set. 312+322pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Beautifully rebound by Stikeman and company in full Morocco with decorative gilt stamping to the boards, backstrip and dentelles. Raised bands and gilt titles on backstrips. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. The original cloth from the boards and backstrips are bound in at the rear. Both volume very good. Small discoloration on the front pastedown of volume one due to removal of a bookplate. Minor sporadis foxing. Otherwise this is a clean set that has been finely bound. Tipped in at the front of volume one is an inscription from the author that reads: "Trust in the Lord / and / Do good / Harriet Beecher Stowe / Nov. 3rd 1893." Nice example of this American literature high spot. BAL 19343. The original cloth bound in at the rear is binding style B. According to a note in 'National Era' (where the original serialization of this work appeared) April 1, 1852, the first printing of 5,000 copies, published on March 20th was already exhausted and a second print had appeared. A major best seller upon release. BAL 19343

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains

      Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. First edition. Hardcover. 487 pp. Octavo [23 cm] Original blue cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Corners rubbed. Head of backstrip chipped. Internally clean with no foxing. Complete with all plates and maps. Map volume bound in original blue cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board. Both maps have been lined are in nice condition. Overall a nice clean set of this important set. This is one of the great US Government exploration reports of the American West, and a must for any serious collector of exploration or Western Americana. "Stansbury’s Report along with Gunnison's book, The Mormons, provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin." - Brigham D. Madsen. Flake/Draper 8358. Howes S894. Wagner/Camp 219:1. Scallawagiana 45. Wheat 764, 765. Fales/Flake 53. Auerbach 1255. Graff 3947.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon., 1852. hardcover. very good(+). Audubon, John James.. 3 volumes. Illustrated with 155 glorious hand-colored lithographic plates with tissue guards. viii, 383 [1]; ii, 334; viii, 348pp. Royal 8vo, wonderfully bound in contemporary red pebbled morocco; ornate gilt-decorated covers and spines; inner and outer dentelles, a.e.g. (bindings are just a bit rubbed; light scattered foxing throughout, but the plates are virtually spotless). New York: V.G. Audubon, 1852, 1854, 1854. Early edition. The folio edition containing 150 plates was published between 1845-48. A supplementary volume with only 6 plates came in 1854. These were hastily followed by the octavo in 31 parts (1849-51-54), "A miniature copy of the large edition" as the Audubons described it. The bound octavo edition has the same dates and contains 155 plates, being all those from the original folio, plus 5 of the 6 from the supplement. Bound copies of the octavo edition with the V.G. Audubon imprint have been cited with various dates, some as late as 1856. "In the 1830s, Audubon began to gather material for his Viviparous Quadrupeds... meant to complete his record of animal life in North America. The contributors to the project included John Bachman, a naturalist and Lutheran minister, who wrote all of the descriptions and acted as scientific editor for the work, and Audubon's two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor. With his sons, Audubon collected and drew specimens in the Eastern woodlands, Missouri, and the Rock Mountains, as well as in coastal regions of Florida and the East coast. Although Audubon's health and eyesight began to fail, he managed to complete 77 drawings before illness kept him from his work... Together, the three men, along with Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife. Like the Birds of America, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed." Sabin 2368; Nissen 163; McGill/Wood 208; Bennett 5; Phillips Sporting 27; Meisel II 468.

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        LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition. Embossed Cloth. Very Good binding. 12mo. Publisher';s brown embossed cloth with 2 mm spine (Blanck';s issue A); 4 page catalog dated September, 1852 (Blanck';s issue C); frontispiece portrait is present and foxed else light toning throughout; a bit of chipping to the cloth at the tail of the spine; despite this, it is a remarkably fresh copy and presents well; digital images can be made available upon request. (BAL 7612). Very Good binding.

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        (Juvenile) Illustrations of the Five Senses, by "Phiz."

      London: Grant & Griffith, 1852. Oblong quarto. (5)ff. Five hand-colored plates illustrate comical urchins demonstrating the senses, including the rare “Seeing” plate, which shows two boys peering into a box-shaped peep-show at a fair while the proprietor says, “Now then gents, open yr eyes, blow yr precious noses, and don’t breathe on the glasses!” In the original printed wrappers, which are illustrated with caricatures of the five senses to the front cover. Skillfully rebacked, with a few marginal paper repairs, else a fine copy housed in a handsome chemise and box. A.e.g.

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        Domestic Architecture : Containing a History of the Science, and the Principles of Designing Public Edifices

      London : B. Quatrich, 1852-01-01. Hardcover. Good. London : B. Quatrich, 1852. xii, 342 p., 63 leaves of plates : ill., plans ; 30 cm. 4to. Fine modern leather spine, with original boards. Fine binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Profusely illustrated with architectural plans and charts.<br><br>First published in 1842 by Virtue Publishers in London, this is a scarce and detailed account of the history and process of constructing and designing public buildings.<br><br>A well-restored and attractive volume in very good condition. Ships daily.

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        The " America" Schooner, 170 Tons, Winning the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup & Passing the "Victoria & Albert" Off the Needles Friday, August 22nd 1851

      London:: Stannard & Dixon, 7 Poland St,. ca. 1852.. Otherwise very good condition. Tinted & hand colored lithograph of "The "America", which defeated 15 British yachts to bring the cup to the US, where it stayed for 132 years until Australia won it in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983. This is the original engraving, not a later reprint. Image 13 3/4 x 11 1/2" on larger paper, original hand color, a little toned. Trimmed to within half an inch of the neat line and caption, laid down on period paper.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      V.G. Audubon. New York: V.G. Audubon., 1852. hardcover. very good(+). Audubon, John James.. 3 volumes. Illustrated with 155 glorious hand-colored lithographic plates with tissue guards. viii, 383 [1]; ii, 334; viii, 348pp. Royal 8vo, wonderfully bound in contemporary red pebbled morocco; ornate gilt-decorated covers and spines; inner and outer dentelles, a.e.g. (bindings are just a bit rubbed; light scattered foxing throughout, but the plates are virtually spotless). New York: V.G. Audubon, 1852, 1854, 1854. Early edition. The folio edition containing 150 plates was published between 1845-48. A supplementary volume with only 6 plates came in 1854. These were hastily followed by the octavo in 31 parts (1849-51-54), "A miniature copy of the large edition" as the Audubons described it. The bound octavo edition has the same dates and contains 155 plates, being all those from the original folio, plus 5 of the 6 from the supplement. Bound copies of the octavo edition with the V.G. Audubon imprint have been cited with various dates, some as late as 1856. "In the 1830s, Audubon began to gather material for his Viviparous Quadrupeds... meant to complete his record of animal life in North America. The contributors to the project included John Bachman, a naturalist and Lutheran minister, who wrote all of the descriptions and acted as scientific editor for the work, and Audubon's two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor. With his sons, Audubon collected and drew specimens in the Eastern woodlands, Missouri, and the Rock Mountains, as well as in coastal regions of Florida and the East coast. Although Audubon's health and eyesight began to fail, he managed to complete 77 drawings before illness kept him from his work... Together, the three men, along with Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife. Like the Birds of America, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed." Sabin 2368; Nissen 163; McGill/Wood 208; Bennett 5; Phillips Sporting 27; Meisel II 468.

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        Legends of the Madonna

      London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Thethird series of Anna Jameson&#39;sSacred and Legendary Art, which was a standard work in Art-literature. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. With 29 plates, including frontis, as listed at the front, plus two extra plates. Westley&#39;s & Co. binders label on the rear pastedown. The very occasional page is unopened. Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-860) was a British writer. The five-volume series Sacred and Legendary Art, beginning with the two volumes of that title (1848), followed by Legends of the Monastic Orders (1850), Legends of the Madonna (1852), and The History of Our Lord published posthumously in 1864 (completed by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake), confirmed Jameson as an art critic of note, following her earlier guidebooks to the public and private galleries of London and Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters (1845). Sacred and Legendary Art remained in print until the 1920s, despite Ruskin&#39;s infamous attack in Praeterita some twenty-five years after her death claiming she was absolutely without knowledge or instinct of painting (and had no sharpness of insight even for anything else) (Works, 35. 374). Obituaries in The Athenaeum, the Art-Journal, and the Gentleman&#39;s Magazine regarded this series as the greatest literary labour of a busy life, books which have become standard works in Art-literature, and maintained that as an art-critic Mrs. Jameson was almost unrivalled. She was effectively the first professional female art critic, and throughout her career she also contributed articles and reviews to a variety of respected British journals. - DNBCondition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The first few pages at the front are slightly loose, as are pages 25 to 32. The frontis and half-title are partially detached. The frontispiece&#39;s tissue guard is detached, but present. The front inner hinge is strained. There issome wear to the extremities, including some bumping, discolouration to the spine and slight fading to the boards. The front hinge is just starting. Internally the pages have faint browning to the edges, and the occasional scattered foxing, which is more prominent on the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is good..

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        Italy. A Poem

      London: Edward Moxon, 1852. Hardcover. Very good plus. 8vo. vii,(1),327,(1). A new edition of Roger&#39;s poem. Full contemporary red leather binding by Oldfield. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and intricately gilt; gilt urns and rules to the boards, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Illustrtaed. Occasional light foxing and with traces of wear and sunning to the leather, some tape marks on the front free endpaper, ownership names, else a near fine copy. And with a pleasing fore-edge painting under the gilt: a view of a river, bridge, street scene and which may be, according to a note on the front free endpaper, of Florence.

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        MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, AND PLATS OF THE SQUARES AND LOTS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. PRINTED IN PURSUANCE OF A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

      Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852.. Titlepage followed by 159 leaves printed on recto only, plus three folding maps. Folio. Three-quarter antique-style calf, marbled boards. Largest of the folding tears with a small mended tear and a few edge tears, but with no loss. Very good. An amazing cartographic study of Washington, D.C. in the decade before the Civil War. The folding maps show, respectively, the "Territory of Columbia"; "Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia...," a very detailed rendering of the streets and blocks designated by number, with "Observations explanatory of the Plan" and a long note regarding the "Breadth of the Streets"; and a larger, even more detailed map of the city with a list of special attractions referenced on the map. This map was engraved by W.J. Stone and is based on Andrew Ellicott&#39;s earlier map of the District. The 159 numbered leaves of the book, printed on the rectos only, correspond to the number squares on this large "key" map. The plat maps show "zoom views" of the various blocks, and the division of lots within them, each leaf generally illustrating four to six "squares." A handsome plat atlas of Washington, D.C. PHILLIPS ATLASES, p.266.

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        The Boy's Own Book: A Complete Encyclopedia of All the Diversions, Athletic. Scientific and Recreative of Boyhood and Youth

      D.Bogue, Fleet Street, London 1852 - Full leather covers with latin motto on front and rear,"Beati Mundo Corde" "Blessed Are The Pure In Heart" Front cover is off.Gilt decoration to spine which has damage. Spine title piece missing.Marbled eps.Inscription dated 1852 on reverse of ffep. Frontispiece loose, has watermark to top section. First title page has top third missing.There a couple of loose pages but is complete. Some faint foxing but in the main clean.Contents Chapters include:Minor Sports, Athletic Sports, Aquatic Sports, The Fancier (Birds animals etc.)Scientific Recreations, Games of Skill, The conjuror and Miscellanous Recreations. Illustrated throughout. 611pp .All edges gilt.Each section has an illustrated frontis. with gilt lettering.Please contact me for more information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Facsimile of the Illustrated Arctic News, Published on Board H. M. S. Resolute: Captain Horatio T. Austin, C. B. In Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin: Dedicated By Special Permission to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1852. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Folio 48cm x 30cm. Pp. (4), 57 (including 3 un-numbered blanks). Hand-coloured vignette titlepage, one full-page hand-coloured lithographic plate, nine hand-coloured illustrations to text, one map (hand-coloured in outline) and two hand-coloured head-pieces. Recent cloth binding with original title and decoration laid down. Contemporary inscription to front end-paper. Paper where frayed, or with old insect damage to margins has been extensively restored. Private ownership. (q33). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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