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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

      Stannard & Dixon 7 Poland St 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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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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'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'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'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'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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'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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        Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, vii, (3), 320 pp, Full brown tan calf, gilt-ruled boards and edges, raised bands with gilt decorations in the panels, red morocco label, (small piece missing in label, slightly effecting type) marbled edges and endpapers. Over all very good copy. Internally age toned paper and some spotting on borders of plates.& 4 chromolithograph plates entitled "Cape Hotham", "Breaking through the ice", "Resolute winter quarters" and "Sledge travelling", all drawn by Lieutenant Osborn and lithographed by M & N Hanhart, and 7 engraved illustrations in text. Engraved folding map (190 x 600 mm) coloured with blue in outlines "shewing the track of H.M.S. Pioneer, in search of Sir John Franklin, 1851-1852" by Trelawney Saunders, An account of Osborn's search for Franklin in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound, and wintering experiences at Griffith Island. Informative notes on west Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions, hunting adventures, and sledge journeys.

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        Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions in search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the years 1850-51.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London. 1852 - First edition. Octavo. pp. vii, [iii], 320. 4 chromolithographic plates by Hanhart after illustrations by the author, 7 textual engraved illustrations; folding map edged in blue. Contemporary binding of quarter black calf with raised bands, brown leather title-label lettered in gilt, cloth sides. Describes vividly the search for Franklin in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound, the winter experiences at Griffith Island, the West Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic, hunting adventures, and the sledge journey made to the western extremes of Prince of Wales Island. Top edge of front free endpaper a little chipped. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Map a little creased at edges. Very good. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        [ZOTEI DAI NIHON KOKUGUN YOCHI ROTEI ZENZU]

      1852. Very Good. [MAP - JAPAN] SEKISUI Cho & SUZUKI Kien. [ZOTEI DAI NIHON KOKUGUN YOCHI ROTEI ZENZU]. Edo, Osaka & Kyoto. Zodiacal date of Kaei 5 [1852]. Identical to the copy illustrated online from the UC Berkeley collection, save that their copy is a standard one-piece folding map in covers. See: http://www.lunacommons.org/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~9~1~24291~110045 :Zotei-Dai-Nihon-kokugun-yochi-rotei Ours is the same size when assembled (some 102 x 183 cm) but is bound in 12 separate folding sections, each identified on the cover by area, each approximately 35 x 46 cm. This would seem to have been done by the publisher for ease of use, a series of "pocket maps". They are all enclosed in a small clasped chitsu case, some 12 x 8 x 3 cm in size, with a mica-paper liner and a cloth exterior. There is a smaller size version (?), some 72 x 40, at 1852.1 in the first volume of Beans, referenced from Ramming, 1934, at #28 - obviously a misprint of some kind, as it would be hard to understand a smaller size recut map existing. In any case, a very interesting format and a lovely, detailed map in a "modern" style, employing degrees of latitude but printed in traditional color woodblock. Very good condition, impression and colors. An excellent example of Japanese cartography in transition.

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        Lehrbuch der rationellen Praxis der landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen über die landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe und zum Selbstunterrichte für Landwirthe, Techniker und Cameralisten.

      Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig 1852 - Mit 4 Stahlstichtafeln im Anhang u. teilweise ausklappbaren Holzstichen. Das Buch enthält Beiträge über Bierbrauerei, Branntweinbrennerei, Hefe-, Liqueur-, Essig-, Stärke-, Stärkezucker- und Runkelrübenzuckerfabrikation, Cider- oder Obstmostbereitung, Kalk-, Gyps- und Ziegelbrennerei, Potaschesiederei, Oelraffinerie, Butter- und Käsebereitung, das Brotbacken und Seifensieden. Rücken und Ecken leicht berieben und bestoßen, kl. Abriebstelle auf dem Einband-Deckel, alter, kleiner Namenszug in Tinte auf dem fl. Vorsatz, etwas stockfleckig. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Mit Abbildungen i. Text und auf Tafeln. XI, 771 S., 2 Bl., Schöner HALBLEDER der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyer's Universum, or Views of the Most Remarkable Places and Objects of All Countries, Engraved in Steel by Distinguished Artists, with Descriptive and Historical Text, by Eminent Writers in Europe and America; 2 Vols. bound in 1

      New York: Herrmann J. Meyer. 1852/3. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes in one. First editions, 1852 and 1853. Oblong thin quarto, bound in 1/2-leather with decorative boards, raised bands, gilt title on spine, decorative endpapers, 294 + 226 pp., illustrated with a total of 96 full-page engravings with tissue-guards (48 per vol.), clean unmarked texts, overall a Good copy, light soil or discoloration to some pages of the text, a bit of tidemark dampstaining to the upper portion of some of the pages between pages 236-247 of the first volume, light creasing or tearing to the edges of some of the tissue-guards, some expert repair to the outer joints, some wear to the tips and edges of the covers. Our copy with protective glassine housing the covers. Rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Grenville Papers: Being The Correspondence of Richard Grenville Earl Temple, K.G., And the Right Hon. George Grenville, Their Friends and Contemporaries

      London: John Murray, 1852. Four volumes complete - Volume One - xliii [3], 494pp; Volume Two - xx, 535pp, [1]; Volume Three - ccxxviii, 397pp, [1] and Volume Four - xviii, 592pp. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label top third, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge and volute corner pieces, covers with gilt double fillet border with tudor rose corners, gilt roll to edges, spot pattern marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally previous owners' bookplate to front pastedown to three of four volumes, very minor spotting to endpapers, otherwise quite bright and clean. . First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Manteau d’Arlequin, Le

      1852. Twelve Lithographed Plates by Gavarni[GAVARNI] (pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier). Le Manteau d’Arlequin par Gavarni. Paris: Imp. Lemercier, n.d., 1852].Large folio (14 9/16 x 10 1/2 inches; 370 x 267 mm.). Twelve lithographed plates. Title from front cover.The plates are captioned:1. “…oui mon chair Auguste Ge suis décidé arestée dan les queur tant que mon poliçon de direqueteur aura çelui demi laissée…”2. “…alors, si vous permettez, j’aurai l’honneur de vous envoyer ma voiture à onze heures…Ça me botte.”3. “…Ah!, M’ame Ado’phe! M’ame Ado’phe!…je ne serais pas ce que je suis, sans mon vieux serpent de mère!”4. “—Qu’est-ce que tu dirais d’une bague comme ça, toi, qu’on donnerait à ton épouse?—Je dirais que c’est du faux.”5. “…et je vas tout à l’heure être précipitée les quatre fers en l’air, du sommet de la tour du nord!…tout ça, Messeigneurs, rapport à ma vertu.”6. “—Voyons, chaste auteur de mes mots, vous me faites un rôle…?—Inouï!—Quel costume?—Une mise indécente est de rigueur.”7. “—Eh! bien, tu verras, ma fille, comme tu le seras, toi, dans tous tes états, aux débuts de ta petite…C’est aux miens que fallait voir feue ma mère.”8. “LE MOSIEU DE LA DÉBUTANTE.”9. “LE MARI DE MA’M’SELLE CIGALE.”10. “—C’est ma drôlesse qu’est applaudie!…et qui qu’a l’mal?”11. “—Tenez, M’ame Cabestan, vous ne saisissez pas le poème…—Si, mais qu’est-ce que nos petites font dans le dessous?—Faut bien qu’on garde les vases sacrés!—C’est donc des manières de vestales?—Sensé.”12. “—Si le parterre est gentil, mon bonhomme, y a de quoi…une fichue situation à nettoyer!…c’est fini: le Scélérat a déjà le pied sur la poitrine de l’autre qui n’en peut plus et, à la vue de la Baronne, sans=dessus=dessous, le Sénéchal est comme imbécile…et on ne sait pas où est la clé!…sans compter que la nuit tombe et que le château brûle pendant que…tu ne donnerais pas deux sous de l’honneur de ma Dame!…me v’là et, paf! ça y est…mais avec leur satané pistolet je m’abîme tout le doigt.”Publisher’s dark blue pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and front cover lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Imitation watered silk endpapers. Small bookplate on front pastedown. A fine copy.Armelhaut & Bocher 1152-1163.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Las Glorias Nacionales. Grande Historia Universal de todos los reinos, provincias, islas y colonias de la Monarquía Española, desde los tiempos primitivos hasta el año de 1852 (1853).Comprende íntegras las obras siguientes: La "Crónica General de España" recopilada por Florián de Ocampo, la continuación hecha por Ambrosio de Morales, las de Sandoval, entre otras, las de Ayala, la "Cróica del Reino de Navarra"; los famosos "Anales de la Corona de Aragon" por Gerónimo Zurita; la Historia del mismo autor; Las Historias de Indias, y la Crónica de las Dinastías Austriaca y Borbónica, por ... Ilustrado todo con el Templo de las Glorias Españolas,. Diccionario historial de España, con más de cien mil nombres y hechos preclaros

      Madrid-Barcelona, Librería de "La Publicidad"-Librería Histórica, 1852-1854. Seis volúmenes en 4to.; 671 pp., 1 h. y 22 láminas litográficas + 546 pp. y 24 láminas + 609 pp. y 20 láminas + 965 pp. y 19 láminas + 1290 pp. y 21 láminas + 1096 pp. y 72 láminas. Impresión a doble columna. Rastos antiguos de humedad en algunas páginas. Encuadernación uniforme de época en pasta española.

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN or LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY, 2 VOLUMES

      JOHN P. JEWETT & COMPANY, BOSTON, CLEVELAND, OHIO 1852 - 2 VOLUMES, VOLUME 1: BEAUTIFUL GREEN CLOTH COVER WITH GILT ON SPINE, VOL 1 312PP, TIGHT, SOME FOXING, STAINS BROWNING OF PAGES; VOL 2:322PP, TIGHT,BROWNING OF PAGES WITH SOME FOXING AND STAINED, CLEAN PAGES, these books are rebound. CIRCA 1960 Volume 2 has title page missing. Title page reads 1852 publication page reads 1851. DATE PUBLISHED: 1852 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Edward Everett") as Secretary of State, to novelist John Pendleton Kennedy, then Secretary of the Navy

      n.p., 11 nov 1852. (MELVILLE, HERMAN) 12mo. 2 pp. pen-and-ink on folded sheet. Fine. Parker, Herman Melville, Volume 1: 1819-1851, pp. 341-343 . Secretary of State Edward Everett writes to Secretary of the Navy John Pendleton Kennedy on Justice Lemuel Shaw's behalf to recommend his son John Oakes Shaw for a position in the Navy. Oakes Shaw (as he was known) was the eldest son from his father's second marriage, to Hope Savage. He became the brother-in-law of Herman Meville when the author married Justice Shaw's daughter, Elizabeth, from his first marriage. In fact Oakes had truly disgraced his family when in 1844 he married an "inopportunely preganant Caroline (Caro) Sarah Cobb." Reading in full, "Mr. John O. Shaw of Boston a son of Chief Justice [Lemuel] Shaw of Massachusetts is desirous of being appointed a pursor in the Navy. His father, equally respectable as a Magistrate & a citizen, desires me to speak a good word for him. I have no knowledge of the young man, but I am sure the Chief Justice would not recommend him, if he did not think him fully qualified for the place"

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        History of the Romans Under the Empire

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, 1852. Second Edition. 7 volumes, octavo (216 × 130 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, light and dark brown morocco labels, double line rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Bindings very lightly rubbed with a few scratches and small worn areas, gilt to spines renewed in a few places, foxing to blanks. A very good set. An attractively bound set.

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        Arctic Miscellanies, A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

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

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        Blithedale Romance.

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields. 1852 - First edition, 1st printing.viii,288pp. 12mo. Original brown cloth with blind motifs on board. Spine sl.cracked. Stains to some pages, spottings to p.288 and rear fly leaves. Title page foxed.

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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere

      London: Charles Knight 1852 - 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly attractive set with raised bands, twin labels and very bright extra gilt panels. There is some scuffing and marking to the boards but absolutely no weak hinges or loss of leather. A sturdy set of this great edition edited by Charles Knight. Engraved vignettes throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California, Illustrated By Twenty-Three Drawings, Taken on the Spot

      Parry & Co., London 1852 - First one volume edition, two volumes in one [x, 347; vi, 413 pages]; octavo; original publisher's red cloth, spine decorated in gilt; yellow coated end papers. All plates are present; plate listed as facing page 212 is facing 217. A very good unsophisticated copy, internally clean and bright. Spine a bit faded, wear at spine ends; front inner hinge cracked, overall very good. The author sailed from the East coast, around Cape Horn to California - three chapters relate his journey. One chapter describes the mineral wealth and geographical features of the area. Heritage Bookshop description, on letterhead is laid in, probably dating from the 1970's, showing address as 847 North La Cienega Blvd.

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        A Child's History of England

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1852–4. 3 volumes, small square octavo. Original reddish-orange cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine, blind stamped border and gilt pictorial decoration to front board, marbled endpapers and edges. Custom blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. Each volume with a frontispiece by F. W. Topham. Few nicks at spine-ends, second frontispiece a little creased and dusty at fore-edge, a very nice set in the original cloth. First editions, first issues. The volumes were issued over three Christmases, 1851-3, though each was dated the following year.

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        Über Nothzucht und Päderastie und deren Ermittlung Seitens des Gerichtsarztes. - In: Vierteljahrsschrift für gerichtliche und öffentliche Medicin. Unter Mitwirkung der Königlichen wissenschaftlichen Deputation für das Medicinalwesen im Ministerium der geistlichen, Unterrichts- und Medicinal-Angelegenheiten

      Berlin, August Hirschwald 1852.. Jgg. 1 un 2 in 1 Bd. IV, 340 S.; IV, 359 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Hirsch-H. I, 849. ADB IV, 58. - Johann Ludwig Casper (1796-1864) ist bedeutsam durch seine Reformation der wissenschaftlichen gerichtlichen Medizin; die Zeitschrift enthält dazu viele wichtige Arbeiten, teils auch zu überraschenden anderen Themen: Der Beitrag "Über Nothzucht und Päderastie und deren Ermittlung Seitens des Gerichtsarztes" (Bd. I, p. 21-78) dürfte die erste wissenschaftliche Vertretung der These des "Angeborenseins" der Homosexualität (hier als Päderastie bezeichnet) beinhalten. Casper musste erst "psychischen und moralischen Ekel" überwinden, bevor er sich über die "sehr zahlreichen Fälle" von "Fleischesverbrechen" auslassen konnte: "Die geschlechtliche Hinneigung von Mann zu Mann ist bei vielen Unglücklichen - ich vermuthe aber bei der Minderzahl - angeboren, während sie bei vielen anderen Männern erst im späteren Leben, als Folge einer Übersättigung im gewöhnlichen Dienste der Venus, auftaucht. Nicht wenige dieser Männer pflegen ein mehr weibisches Äussere zu haben. Sie sind weibisch eitel in ihrem Anzuge, die Haare in Locken gekräuselt, Ringe bedecken die Finger und Riechwässer werden reichlich verbraucht." - Etwas berieben und bestoßen.

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        Gedenkbuch der am 10. Februar 1852 im Herzoglichen Residenzschlosse zu Altenburg vollzogenen Vermählung Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Erbgroßherzogs Peter von Oldenburg und Ihrer Hoheit der Prinzessin Elisabeth von Sachsen-Altenburg Herzogin zu Sachsen. Eine Beschreibung der dabei stattgefundenen Festlichkeiten sowie des Einzugs des neuvermählten hohen Ehepaares in Oldenburg. Mit der Traurede und Festpredigt, gehalten vom Herrn Konsistorialrath und Hofprediger Dr. theol. Sachse

      Altenburg, Hofbuchdruckerei 1852. 23 cm. (4), 117, (1) Seiten mit Satzspiegel-Einrahmung. Roter Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit reicher Deckelvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Koolman 3499 - In kleinster Auflage vermutlich nur für die Festgäste hergestelltes Festbuch mit Beschreibung der Feierlichkeiten zur Hochzeit Peter II. Großherzog von Oldenburg (1827 - 1900, reg. 1853 - 1900) mit Prinzessin Elisabeth Pauline Alexandrine von Sachsen-Altenburg (1826 - 1896). Enthält Namenlisten der Festgäste und der Teilnehmer am Festzug, ab S. 93 die Traurede des Hofpredigers Christian Friedrich Heinrich Sachse (1785 - 1860; vergleiche ADB 30, 143f). Außerordentlich schönes Exemplar, auf Vorderdeckel in Goldprägung das Allianzwappen von Oldenburg und Sachsen-Altenburg, bekrönt. Die Deckelvergoldung auf beiden Deckeln mit Rankenmustern, als Eckstücke abwechselnd die Wappen der Städte Oldenburg und Altenburg -

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        Le Livre De Mormon Recit Ecrit de La Main de Mormon sur des Plaques Prises des Plaques de Nephi

      John Taylor, Rue de Paradis-Poissonniere. Collectible - Good. 16mo. Library Binding Hardcover, 1852. First French Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. pp. (i-vii), viii-xv, (xvi), (1), 2-519. Text is in French. Rebound in red-patterned buckram with white lettering and a neat layer of shellack on the spine. Edges lightly worn. Grey endpapers. The joints and hinges are strong, and the textblock is tight and sturdy. Top edge dust-stained. Pages are clean and intact; a great many are still unopened. Title page and p.43 are library stamped and perforated. First appearance of Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon in the French language, this was translated and published by John Taylor, who eventually succeeded Brigham Young as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. [Flake 714] [Sabin 83122] 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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        Conté.

      Paris, Imprimé par Thunot et Cie 1852 - pet. in-12, 135 pp., demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, filets dorés, premier plat de couv. cons. (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Seconde édition, rare. Biographie du chimiste et physicien français Nicolas-Jacques Conté (1755-1805), à qui l'on doit l'invention de plusieurs machines et instruments, dont un baromètre présenté le 11 germinal An VI à l'Institut. Conté fut à l'origine de la création du "Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers" et de l'utilisation des globes Aérostatiques dans les opérations militaires. C'est à cette fin qu'il créa et dirigea la première "Compagnie d'Aérostiers" établie à Meudon. Il fit partie de l'expédition d'Egypte, où il joua un rôle très important en établissant un atelier de mécanique où furent fabriqués de nombreux appareils et instruments scientifiques. L'auteur de cette biographie, Edmé-François Jomard (1777-1862), ingénieur et membre de l'Institut, participa également à l'expédition d'Egypte. De Meulenaere, 116.

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        Norsk-lappisk ordbog.

      Christiania, J. W. Cappelens Forlag, 1852. IV + 892 s. Senare halvklotband

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        Journal of a military reconnaissance from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the Navajo country : made with the troops under command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John M. Washington, chief of Ninth Military Department, and governor of New Mexico, in 1849

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1852-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 140 p., 75 lithographic plates. Folded map in front. Color plates. 23 cm. Hardcover. Publisher's cloth. Good binding and cover. Marginal damp stain to top corner. Scattered foxing throughout. Howes S498. Wagner-Camp 218. Graff 3789. Field 1413.

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        Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern Discoveries Respecting Them; and A Table Of All The Calculated Comets, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time [FIRST EDITION DATED 1852]

      John W Parker And Son, London 1852 - CONTENTS: CHAPTER I. Of Comets in general— Their number—Duration of visibility—Length of their apparent tracks in the heavens—Their nuclei and tails—Apparent dimensions. CHAPTER II. Of the real dimensions of comets—Phases observed in some of them—Their physical constitution— Chances of collision with the earth. CHAPTER III. Of the paths of comets in space—Elements of their orbits—Uses of a table of elements—Effects of planetary attraction upon their movements. CHAPTER IV. The comet of Halley. CHAPTER V. Comets of short period—The comet of Encke. CHAPTER VI. Comets of short period (continued)—The comet of Biela CHAPTER VII.Other comets of short period—Faye's, De Vico's, Brorsen's, D'Arrest's. CHAPTER VIII. Periodical comets (continued)—Of six comets, probably with short periods—Lexell's comet in 1770—Comets which appear to revolve round the sun in about seventy-five years—Others to which longer periods have been assigned. CHAPTER IX. A brief notice of some of the most remarkable comets that have been observed from the earliest times to the present day. CHAPTER X. On the expected Great Comet. A Catalogue of the Orbits of all the Comets hitherto computed, B.C. 370 to A.D. 1852. Notes to the Catalogue of Cometary Orbits. Book - in Good half leather and marble paper covered boards - light rubbing / marking to the marbled paper covered boards with some loss of paper to edges as you might expect, some bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning/grubbiness to the front and rear free end paper, some light marking/slight grubbiness to the occasional page, previous owner's inscription dated 'June 8th 1881' otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive First Edition copy of this scare and desirable work on what the Greeks knew as hairy stars! Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. viii, 184 pages which includes an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Inventory No: 7403. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Mexico andCalifornia: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, throughCentral Mexico, by way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the country of theApaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California

      Boston. Wright & Hasty's Steam Press. 1852.. 12mo, 18cm, 138p., originalprinted wraps, two internal library perforation stamps & 1 ink stampnumber on the foot of the dedicate page, trimmed, removed from a boundvolume the upper wrap is fine, scarce. (cgc) Sabin 13393. Howes C451.Wagner-Camp 210. A scarce early journal of travels through the AmericanSouth West. Asa Bement Clarke (1817- 1882), of the Hampden MiningCompany, left New York on January 29, 1849 and traveled by way of Mexicoto California, arriving in Los Angeles on July 9, 1849. A well-writtenaccount detailing "a portion of the country but little known toAmericans", vivid descriptions of the Apaches, and descriptions ofCalifornia at the time of the gold rush. Clarke returned to the East in1851.

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        The Works of the British Poets Selected and Chronologically Arranged ....with Biographical and Critical Notes

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1852. A new and revised edition illustrated with fine steel engravings, in three volumes specially bound in full red morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, with gift inscription.... given as a gift to Emma Duprey on her 25th birthday dated 1850...some foxing to plates otherwise a beautiful and fine set.. Large Octavo.

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland *4 Volumes in 2*

      1852. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=8.5"x11. 240 Steel Engravings. (full book description) 1852. VG, Hard Covers, No Dust Jacket. Size=8.5"x11", UNP(about 600). 240 Steel Engravings. The original of volumes have been rebound in with contemporary red leather spine (with gold stamp letters & Title) & fore-edge corners & red marbled boards & endpapers. Volume 1 Title Page missing, other 3 are there. Ink owner name on blank page after front endpaper in 1 st Volume, small owner name embossment on same page, small ink date stamp, number, word inside rear endpaper of both volumes, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Texts & covers are in Fine condition, extremely bright. A Beautiful Set!!! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Antique Lithograph Print of The Rutland Statue, Market Place, Leicester, Leicestershire

      Crane, Leicester 1852 - This is a very scarce two tone lithograph print of The Rutland Statue, sculpted by Edward Davis in the Market Place, Leicester. The print is sized 365 x 500 mm. under mount sized 520 x 655 mm. Sadly there is a tear 60mm into the top right hand side of the image which has been repaired but clearly still visible. But it is the only example of this view that I have seen in 40 years so it is scarce! Otherwise it is in wonderful condition. Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA(now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED

      1852. [32ND U.S. CONGRESS] OFFICERS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITION OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851. 32nd CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, EXECUTIVE DOCUMENT NO. 28. Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. 42 pp. Index to all 32nd Congressional documents + 760 pp. + 42 b/w plates, most folding, some large. 8vo., calf stamped in blind at edges of boards, one red (partially detached) and one black gilt morocco spine labels, the title reading "Senate Documents 1st S. 32d. Cong," with the numeral 6 stamped in black between the labels. Top of spine and center of spine scraped, small chip to crown. Small repair to rear board at top edge. Leather worn but supple. This single Senate document exhaustively covers the state of American lighthouses prior to the Civil War. The plates are for the most part in excellent condition, architectural drawings and engineering diagrams, with only one exhibiting a closed tear along the fold, and with only moderate to light occasional foxing. One small plate is detached, laid in. The endpapers show moderate to light foxing. Please inquire for more images.

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        A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

      1852. With Illustrative Engravings. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Original red blind-stamped cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First English Edition of this collection of six tales for children, adapted from Greek myths. The tales are "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The Three Golden Apples," "The Miraculous Pitcher" and "The Chimaera."~A WONDER-BOOK's American edition came out on 8 November 1851 (though dated 1852). This English edition was published later that December, though it too is dated 1852; there would not be another English printing (by Routledge but from these Bohn plates) until late 1867.~This copy is in the special "gift binding" of coarsely-pebbled red cloth with an elaborate gilt design on the front cover (and with all page edges gilt). Condition is very good-plus (spine slightly darkened, a few faint cover marks); the original endpapers are still in good shape, and there is no foxing within. This English edition is much scarcer than the American. Clark A18.2.a; Blanck 7606; Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6.

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        Gützlaff?s Geschiedenis van het Chinesche Rijk, van de oudste tijden tot op den Vrede van Nanking, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      ?s-Gravenhage, K. Fuhri, 1852.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xxii, 435; 392, (2), (2) errata. Plus lithograph frontispiece portrait of Gützlaff, with facsimile signature in Chinese, to vol. I, and folding engraved hand-coloured map of China at end of vol. II. Uniformly bound in the original publisher?s printed boards, bit soiled, worn. Uncut copy, unsophisticated copy, preserved entirely in the original state in overall good condition, with fine, crisp map. - - First and only Dutch edition. Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff, anglicized as Charles Gutzlaff (1803-1851). Translated by K. N. Meppen, edited by Karl Friedrich Neumann. Gützlaff himself supplied the foreword for this edition. Includes an essay by Prof. H. C. Millies. Lust 400 (German edition, 1847) Lust 401 (English edition, 1834). Cf. Cordier 589.

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        Basil

      London, Richard Bentley. 1852, 1852. First edition. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary calf boards, later respines to style. A clean and attractive set, black and red title labels. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bound with half titles, internally clean and bright. Marbled endpapers. A splendid copy of Collins'second novel and his first depicted in a contemporary setting. Often credited with being the beginning of the 'Sensational' novel Basil is a barrage of jealousy, regret, death, vengeance and violence; a formula which proved to be something of a winner. Now chiefly remebered for The Moonstone and Woman in White, Collins was a hugely successful novelist in the Victorian period and as much of a household name as Dickens. Plagued by rheumatic pain for most of his life and heavily dependant upon laudanum he is one of the few people to have been frequently accompanied by a (rather judgemental) hallucination of himself.

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        Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. London

      London : Richard Bentley, 1852. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 2 volumes, Vol. 1; [i]-xx,[1]-293,(3). Vol. 2; [4], [1]-294., [1 blank]. 8vo, older rebound in full brown calf, new endpapers, marbled paper edges. Light wear to corners, else vg-fine in modern calf. A handsome edition in near fine condition of the first edition of this pioneer classic by Susanna Moodie., Susanna Moodie wrote these series of twenty-eight sketches, based on her difficult experiences and what to share these, thus she was "prompted by the hope of deterring well-educated people, about to settle in this colony, from entering upon a life for which they were totally unfitted by their previous pursuits and habits." Nevertheless, as reviewed in The Colonial Magazine, it is "written in a lively, amusing and most interesting style, full of incident and adventure." & TPL 3290. Lande 2005.& "Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article

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        Roughing it in the Bush; or Life in Canada

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. Two volumes in red leather faded to brown on spine. Title labels in gilt lettered olive and maroon. Cloth panels in pebbled red leather. Marbled endpapers and edges. Vol 1 293 pp Vol 2 294 pp. Moodie's famous memoirs of the early settlement of Upper Canada. One split and wear to edges. Nice copy with clean interiors.. 1st. Leather. VG+. Small 8 Vo.

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        Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. Second London Edition, With Additions

      London: Richard Bentley,  8 New Burlington Street Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1852. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good. 2 volumes, 12mo. 13.5cm x 20.5cm (5 1/4" x 8"). Original dark green cloth professionally re-backed with original spine some time ago. Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes are slightly cocked with the type on spine quite readable. & Very good condition overall. & Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages (pp. [295]-336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II.& Probable previous owner: Henry W. Andrews - Andrews was born in New York State in 1829. By 1867-68, the Cayuga, New York directory lists Andrews associated with the firm Andrews and Ball. Sometime between 1870 and 1880, Andrews moved to Washington D. C. and began work for the Interior Department in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a clerk. Rising through the ranks, he ultimately became a Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Northwest Indian Commission., VOLUME 1; pp. xx, 293, [1], [2]ads; & Pages have a very light tan at edges, pages are in good condition with some wear at edges. There is a single wormhole at page edges which permeates only about 1/16"  to 1/8" into the book. There are no tears or writing in the volume except for the last page (293) which has a piece missing at the top binding edge, approx. 1 1/4" long and 1/4" deep not effecting any text.& The spine has lightened in colour and the gilt type at the bottom of spine is missing LON(in LONDON) and the word BENTLY underneath this when rebacked. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on inside front cover.& VOLUME 2 ÐThis volume has 336 pages.  This volume is also the same dark green olive cloth-bound hardcover as Volume 1. With gilt engraved illustration on front cover, and Title etc in gilt on spine. Also there is embossing and design on front and back covers and spine. Front cover has a couple of wear spots Ð Foxing on some pages throughout book. The cover has bumping and wear at spine ends and corners. This volume also has previous owner's armorial bookplate.& TPL 3291& "Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article

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        G. Osbaldeston Esqr. extraordinary match of 200 miles against time

      London: B. Moss, 31 December 1852. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by James Pollard. 12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. 17 3/8 x 21 1/4 inches. A fine quality image, engraved by James Pollard from his own drawing. Re-issue of a plate first published by T. Helme in 1831 and depicting the famous sportsman George Osbaldeston (1787-1866), "at the Newmarket Houghton meeting [of 1831, where] he performed an extraordinary feat. He undertook to ride two hundred miles in ten consecutive hours for a bet of a thousand guineas, the number and choice of horses being unlimited. He divided the distance to be covered into heats of four miles each, changing his horse at the conclusion of each heat, and he accomplished his task one hour and eighteen minutes within the time specified, having ridden, allowing for stoppages, at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour." (DNB). James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day... [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.149; cf. Selway James Pollard 1792-1867 p.45 (1831 issue); Siltzer p.220.

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        Tales and Fairy Stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Translated by Madame de Chatelain. Illustrated by Henry Warren.

      G. Routledge & Co., London 1852. 8vo. VI+401 pages. Orig. red decorated cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front and spine. Professionally rebacked with the orig. cloth mounted. Endpaper renewed and with a name. Still a very nice copy in protective mylar.. First printing of an early fairy tale collection with 45 stories

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        HMS "Rattlesnake" Commanded by Captain Owen Stanley R.N

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

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        MR. WRAY'S CASH-BOX;

      1852. London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 4 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue-violet cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover. First Edition of Wilkie Collins's fourth book (and his first non-historical fiction) -- following MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COLLINS (1848), ANTONINA or THE FALL OF ROME (1850), and RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS (1851); it is so early in Collins's career that he was still using his "W." first initial. According to Wolff, this first edition (actually published in late 1851) consisted of only 2000 copies; it was Collins's effort to capitalize on the success that Dickens had enjoyed with "Christmas books" during the prior decade.~This book is noteworthy in that the frontispiece plate of a young woman tying an elder man's cravat is believed to be the very first published illustration by J. E. Millais, who would go on to be a central figure of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. In his Introduction, Collins explains that this "sketch" (about a man making a plaster cast of a bust of Shakespeare with the intention of producing copies, and the cast's subsequent theft) is based upon fact -- and proceeds to divulge much of the plot; it is interesting to note that "the second edition eliminates most of the introduction and provides a good example of the young novelist learning the craft of suspense" [Gasson].~The cloth of this copy is blue-violet, with a wavy-line grain that provides the effect of vertical lines (other grains of cloth were used, without priority). This is a very good-plus copy (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper cracked). Bookplates of Pickford Waller (1849-1930, English designer and supporter/collector of J. MacNeill Whistler), and of William Hartmann Woodin (1868-1934, American industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury under FDR). Sadleir (Excursions) p. 137; Wolff 1367; Parrish & Miller p. 18; Gasson pp 108-109.

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        L'imagier de Harlem ou la découverte de l'imprimerie.

      Lib. théâtrale 1852 - - Lib. théâtrale, Paris _1852, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Une petite tache sur le premier plat, petites déchirures marginales recollées et légers manques angulaires comblés sur les plats, agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Four Autograph Manuscript Sermons 1852-1872

      [England], [1852-1872]. Very Good. Four lengthy sermons in Kingsley's own hand, with notes on the times and places of their delivery. All of the sermons were given at Eversley Church between 1852-1872, with one also given in other churches at later dates. Kingsley became the rector of St. Mary's church in Eversley in 1844 and was buried there in 1875. The sermons provide a fascinating look into Kingsley's writing and thought processes. There are many cross-outs, changes, and additions as he composes them. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was a major figure of the Victorian Age. He was a minister, professor, historian, poet, and novelist. He was prominent in the Christian Socialist movement, and was an early supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution. He is remembered today as the author of The Water Babies and Westward Ho! but in his day he was as well known as a social reformer and religious leader. Written on lightly lined sheets of 6.5 x 8 inch paper. Each sermon has been tied or stitched together. Some soiling and small tears to the outer pages but in very good condition. With the notes on date and place of delivery, there are sixty-nine pages or text. Housed in custom red clamshell box with leather spine label. AUTO/061213.

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        The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel In The Service Of Her Majesty. Written By Himself

      London: Smilh, Elder, 1852. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter tan morocco, marbled boards with matching endpapers. Teg. Very good. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 344, 319, 324 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. With half titles, Leigh Hunt advert Vol.I, and 16 pages of publisher adverts Vol.III. Louis Auchnicloss' copy with his leather bookplate. Bound by Alfred Smith, Philadelphia. SADLEIR 3187. VAN DUZER 85. Abrasion front cover Vol. III, chip free endpaper Vol. I, raised bands, double spine labels, gilt floral spine panels, modest surface rubbing.

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