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        Schiefertafel-Lust in Bildern & Reimen

      Erfurt, Bartholomäus 1852. 22 cm. (24) Blatt lithographische Zeichnungen und Text. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband mit farbiger lithographischer Deckelillustration und vergoldetem Titel. - Klotz 3767/3 - Monschein, Europ. 197 - Wegehaupt II, 1888 - Erstausgabe. Seltenes Schiefertafel-Buch. Jeweils ein Gedicht zu einer Darstellung, die Texte in deutscher Schrift schwarz auf weißem Grund, die Abbildungen weiß auf schwarzem Grund. Vier Tafeln von Kinderhand mit Buntstift ausgemalt, im Bund gelockert, stellenweise fingerfleckig, hinterer Einbanddeckel fleckig, im ganzen gut erhalten. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1852 [1851]. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Viii, 708pp, pages; Bound in full leather, with spine labels intact, binding tight. Comprehensive Herbal and Materia Medica. Some scattered foxing. .

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      London: John Van Voorst,, 1852. Large duodecimo. Original brown ribbed cloth, titles to spine gilt, rules to boards in blind. Housed in a quarter red morocco solander box with marbled paper boards. Frontispiece and three other full-page sepia tinted illustrations. Partially unopened, a fresh and practically unread copy, cloth unmarked spine only very lightly faded. Essentially a fine copy and rarely seen in such immaculate condition. First edition of an early Burton title, nominally a record of the sport of falconry as practiced by the landed gentry in Sindh, but also a significant record of their culture as the British sought to incorporate them into the Empire. The book features a remarkable autobiographical postscript. Never common in any form, Falconry in the Valley of the Indus was published by Burton's friend Van Voorst and proved slow to sell. Van Voorst never gave in to the temptation to remainder the title and Burton continued to receive small amounts from its sales for some years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rare Poll Sheet for the 1852 Election: Democrat Franklin Pierce wins Illinois, defeating Whig Winfield Scott and Free Soiler John P. Hale

      Manuscript Document Signed “Jas Berdan ex off J.P.,” “P.C. Arnett J.P.,” and “G.A. Dunlup Clerk,” one page, 16” x10.25”. Morgan County, Illinois, November 2, 1852. Minor separation at edge of mid-horizontal fold, smudged in two areas so corrections could be made to the tally. Fine condition. Headed “Abstract of votes for Eleven Electors of President and Vice President of the United States / in the County of Morgan and State of Illinois at an Election held in said County on Tuesday / the Second day of November AD 1852.” Morgan County is located in west-central Illinois roughly 90 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri, 230 miles southwest of Chicago and 30 miles west of Springfield, Illinois. James Berdan (1805-1884), a lawyer educated at Columbia and Yale (Class of 1824), was County Judge of Morgan County from 1849-1857. He later served as Secretary of the Tonica & Petersburg Railroad until it was merged into the St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Railroad. Judge Berdan was a political friend of Abraham Lincoln. P. C. Arnett (1820-1875), a Tennessean by birth, moved with his parents to Morgan County in 1831. Arnett was prominent in county affairs for 32 years. He was the owner and proprietor of a grist mill at Waverly, Illinois. Berdan and Arnett each signed as Justice of the Peace. In the 1852 presidential election, the Democrats won Illinois, 80,378 popular votes to 64,733 for the Whigs and 9,863 for the Free Soil candidates, winning the state’s 11 electoral votes. Pierce carried Illinois and 26 other states to four for General Scott, 1.6 million to 1.4 million popular votes, 254-42 electoral votes. The majority of Morgan County voters cast their ballots for the 11 Democratic electors listed on this tally, including Leonard Swett and Richard Oglesby. 27-year-old Swett was one of Lincoln’s friends and an attorney with whom Lincoln practiced in the Illinois court circuit in the 1850s. He unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1856 and, in 1862, as the Republican nominee for Congress, lost to Democrat John Todd Stuart, Mary Todd Lincoln’s cousin and Abraham Lincoln’s former law partner. Richard Oglesby was Republican Illinois Governor (1865-1869, 1873, 1885-1889) and U.S. Senator (1873-1879).

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The London Apprentice, and the Goldsmith's Daughter of West Chepe; a Tale in the Times of Bluff King Hal.

      London: W.S. Johnson [1852].. First edition, three volumes bound in one, large 8vo, viii, 244, 248, 230 pp. Full page engraved illustrations, text printed in double column, some foxing, later signature to front blank, marbled endpapers. Later half calf, green cloth sides, green spine label, some light rubbing otherwise a handsome copy. Scarce. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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      Washington: Printed by Jno. T. Towers, 1852.. 48pp. plus eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, and six folding maps. Quarto. Original green cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt on front board. Cloth stained, front hinge neatly repaired. Old stain along gutter of titlepage/frontispiece, else generally quite clean internally. Three of the maps with long, closed splits, but with no loss. "Chart of Sacramento River" laid in. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A presentation copy, inscribed on the titlepage: "For Hon. J.W. Denver of California, with the respects of the author." James William Denver (1817-92) was born in Virginia and served in the army during the Mexican War. He had a long and varied political career, serving as a member of the California State Senate in 1852-53, as California's Secretary of State of from 1853 to 1855, and then as a U.S. Congressman from California in 1855-57. In 1852 he engaged in a duel with newspaper editor Edward Gilbert, during which Denver killed Gilbert. Denver went on to serve as secretary and governor of Kansas Territory in 1857-58. It was while governor of Kansas Territory that land speculator William Larimer named the western Kansas town of "Denver" after him (the city would become capital of the state of Colorado). During the Civil War, Denver was a general in the Union Army. This copy also bears the small, early bookplate of Theodore D. Judah of Sacramento on the front pastedown. Though it was published only a little more than a decade before his death, this would seem to be the engineer, Theodore D. Judah (1826-63), who launched the Central Pacific Railroad and was the driving force behind the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. As chief engineer of the Central Pacific, he surveyed the route over the Sierra Nevada that that railroad would eventually take. He lobbied tirelessly in Washington, D.C. for funding for the Transcontinental Railroad, eventually bringing together the "Big Four" railroad barons who would make the project a reality. The "third edition, with additions," after the first of 1851. Ringgold, a U.S. Navy officer, undertook the survey of the area from the Farallones to Sacramento at the request of a group of prominent San Franciscans, and this guide was utilized extensively during the peak years of the emigration and gold rush. The frontispiece is a view of San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island. The other plates show smaller, similar views of other areas, generally two to a plate. This edition was issued the year after the first. A copy with a remarkable provenance. HOWES R303. SABIN 71425. COWAN, p.534. KURUTZ 536d. HILL 1454.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the Years 1850-1851, Performed by H.M. Ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia," Under the Command of Mr. William Penny, in Search of the Missing Crews of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror: With a Narrative of Sledge Excursions on the Ice of Wellington Channel; and Observations on the Natural History and Physical Features of the Countries and Frozen Seas Visited

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1852, 1st edition in two volumes. (Hardcover) lii,506pp. + [2]pp. (ads) + 32pp. (catalogue dated March 31, 1852); vii,363pp. + ccxxxiiipp. (appendix). Good to very good. Two volumes Octavo. Five colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), woodcut illustrations in text, and 2 folding maps. Original blindstamped brown cloth and yellow endpapers. Minor foxing on text block. Hinges professionally repaired; plates exceptionally clean. A much superior copy. A.B. 17231. Narrative of the Franklin Search expedition by the surgeon on the voyage. Based on his notes taken from departure at Aberdeen April 1850 to Sept. 1851 via the west coast of Greenland through Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound to winter quarters at Assistance Harbour, Cornwallis Island. Includes descriptions of the boat and sledge journeys in Barrow Strait, and around Wellington Channel on the shores of Devon, Beechey and Cornwallis Islands; the discovery of Franklin relics; the Innuit, and natural history..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Rome ancienne et moderne depuis sa fondation jusqu'a nos jours. paris, furne, 1852.

      Cm. 27, pp. 676. Con 26 tavole finemente incise su acciaio di cui 2 ripiegate (Roma vista dal Gianicolo e la pianta della città). Splendida legatura coeva (firmata E. Thomas) in piena pelle rossa con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti inquadrati da due ordini di filetti. Dentelles interne. Tagli in oro. Solo qualche marginale fioritura, peraltro ottima conservazione. Prima edizione e prima tiratura. Opera di grande interesse con un apparato iconografico davvero rilevante.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Svenska Vuer (..) utdrag af "Pittoresk Resetur från Stockholm till Neapel" af C. J. Billmark

      Stockholm / Paris. Levertin & sjöstedt, samt öfrige Bokhandlare i Stockholm och Landsorterna. Imp. Lemercier. [1852] Folio. 31 x 43 cm. Title + 12 tinted lithographs. Green blind pressed cloth with title in gilt at the front board. Stamp at the front paste down. Rebacked. Worn board edges and corners. A few small losses of board paper. One plate with small water stain the outer margin. A couple of plates with minor dents to the edges. One plate slightly smaller in size. Clean plates.. This is the swedish section of the Billmark´s "Pittoresk Resetur från Stockholm till Neapel". It was published separetly as well as a part of the complete work containing 100 views in all. The plates are: Stockholm, Stegeborg, Söderköping, Slussar vid Berg, Wreta Kloster Kyrka, Wadstena slott, Leckö Slott, Warnhems Kyrka, Slussar vid Trollhättan, Götheborg, Kronborg och Öresund and Lunds Domkyrka

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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      1852. MACKAY, Charles. MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, 2 VOLUMES. London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852. 2nd edition. 303/324 pp. Half-title in volume II only. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, gilt top edges. Cloth clean and bright. Front hinge of volume I and preliminary pages of volumes I & II expertly reinforced. Previous owner's ink signatures. Early, ground breaking study of crowd behaviour whose influence extends through today. Topics include the crusades, witch mania, haunted houses, dueling, the Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, etc. A lovely and appealing copy in a custom clamshell box. Quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      1.-2. Samling. Kbhvn.: C.A. Reitzel 1852-53. 63 + 68 s. Indb. i ét samt. hellrdbd., ryg slidt; svagt plettet. Indeholder førstetryk af "Aarets Historie", "Paa den yderste dag", "Det er ganske vist!", "Et godt Humeur", "Hjertesorg", "Alt paa sin rette Plads", "Nissen hos Spekhøkeren" og "Under Piletræet". Derudover fire historier, der tidligere har været trykt i tidsskrifter.. Begge smudstitelblade mangler. BFN 606 + 616

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Traité des Sections Coniques, faisant suite au Traité de Géométrie Supérieure. Première Partie [all published].Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1865. First edition.

      A very good copy in contemporary half calf of his sequel to the ' Géométrie Superiéure'. "Chasles wrote two textbooks for his course at the Sorbonne. The first of these, the 'Traité de Géométrie Supérieure (1852), is based on the elementary theories of the cross ratio, homographic ranges and pencils, and involution ... The second text, the 'Traité des Sections Coniques' (1865), applied these methods to the study of the conic sections. This was a subject in which Chasles was interested throughout his life, and he incorporated many results of his own into the book . For example, he discussed the consequences of the projective characterization of a conic as the locus of points of intersection of corresponding lines in two homographic pencils with no invariant line, or dually as the envelope of lines joining corresponding points of two homographic ranges with no invariant point ... The book also contains many of Chasles's results in what came to be called enumerative geometry. This subject concerns itself with the problem of determining how many figures of a certain type satisfy certain algebraic or geometric conditions. Chasles considered first the question of systems of conics satisfying four conditions and five conditions. He developed the theory of characteristics and of geometric substitution. The characteristics of a system of conics were defined as the number of conics passing through an arbitrary point and as the number of conics tangent to a given line. Chasles expressed many properties of his system in formulas involving these two numbers and then generalized his results by substituting polynomials in the characteristics for the original values." (DSB).. 8vo. XI, (3) ,368 pp. and 5 folding plates

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        A Journey to Katmandu (the Capital of Nepaul), with the camp of Jung Bahadoor; including a sketch of the Nepaulese Ambassador at home. FIRST EDITION.

      John Murray. 1852 Front.; paper sl. browned. Contemp. half dark green calf, raised bands, gilt compartments, black morocco labels; a little rubbed. Contemp. signature on leading blank, red ownership stamp on titlepage.Oliphant's first book written after accompanying the Nepalese leader Jung Bahadoor from Colombo to Nepal. Bahadoor was returning to his country following an unprecedented tour of England and France which had manifested great interest in Nepal. Oliphant's work was the first book on Nepal to be published in England since Francis Hamilton's Account of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1819.

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        The Theory of the Common Law

      Original edition of Walker's probing effort to compare Roman law and common law, a principal part of his contribution to the civilian writers who "stand as an example of the highest intellectual attainments reached by antebellum American lawyers". Original sheep, rubbed, the joints just cracking, else an exceptionally clean, bright copy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1852.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        La sacra bibbia secondo la volgata tradotta in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarata da monsignore antonio martini. firenze, presso angelo usigli, 1852.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 28, pp. xx (2) 715 (1); 700; 833 (1); 791 (1). Antiporta incisa in rame a ciascun volume. All'interno sono inoltre state inserite moltissime belle tavole (oltre 100) incise in rame su carta di Cina applicate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro ai comparti. Alcune sezioni di carte fortemente arrossate al primo volume, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Buoan edizione che riporta il testo latino e la traduzione italiana del vecchio e del nuovo Testamento. Esemplare che, come detto, possiede la particolarita di contenere moltissime tavole di incisioni non pertinenti all'edizione ma che impreziosiscono iconograficamente l'opera.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer 6 Volumes

      London: William Pickering, 1852.. Fine. 12 Mo The Aldine Edition. Volume I contains a Memoir of Chaucer, by Sir Harris Nicolas, an "Essay on the Language and Versification of Chaucer, by T Tyrwhitt and "An Introductory Discourse to the Canterbury Tales. Engraved frontis potrait (vol I), 326pp; 330; 363;321; 321;288. Cased in full diced calf with gilt decorated spines, twin labels,gilt dentelles and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, AEG Bw ornaments to the text.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        Untersuchungen über ein Problem der Hydrodynamik. Aus dessen Nachlass hergestellt von R. Dedekind.Göttingen: Dieterichschen Buchhandlung, 1860. First edition.

      An offprint of the extensive memoir, published by Dedekind the following year of Dirichlet's death, containing Dirichlet's important contributions to theoretical hydrodynamics. "Among the later papers [by Dirichlet] on theoretical mechanics one must mention 'Über die Bewegung eines festen Körpers in einem incompressibeln flüssigen Medium' (1852), which deals with the motion of a sphere in an incompressible fluid; it is noteworthy for containing the first exact integration for the hydrodynamic equations. This subject occupied Dirichlet during his last years; in his final paper, 'Untersuchungen über ein Problem der Hydrodynamik' (1857), he examines a related topic, but this includes only a minor part of his hydrodynamic theories. After his death, his notes on these subjects were edited and published by Dedekind in an extensive memoir [the offered item]". (DSB IV: 126).. 4to: 268 x 218 mm. Later plain wrappers with manuscript label, originally issued without wrappers. A fine copy. 52, (2:blank) pp

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        La basilica di s. antonio di padova descritta ed illustrata... padova, bianchi, 1852-54.

      Pp. xvi, 308, clxx + (2) d'errata; 513 (3) xxix + (7) d'indici ed errata. Con bel ritratto in litografia in due toni di colore dell'autore e 51 tavole incise in rame fuori testo (di cui 6 di facsimili), ciascuna protetta da velina. Unito a (all'inizio): GONZATI B. Il Santuario delle Reliquie ossia il Tesoro della Basilica di S. Antonio di Padova... Padova, 1851. Pp. viii, 79 (1). Con 6 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Due opere in due volumi di cm. 37. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con punte, nervi passanti e titoli su doppi tasselli. Qualche segno d'suo limitato ai tasselli e ad una punta, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso ed a carte candide, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Copia impreziosita inoltre da varie aggiunte tra cui: cop. originali delle brossure, il necrologio dell'autore, prospetti associativi all'opera e varia documentazione riguardante il progetto editoriale. Bell'insieme di queste due celebri opere riguardanti la Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova. La trattazione storica e documentaria copre un periodo di 600 anni. Ampi indici accompagnano i vari capitoli. Cfr. Lozzi (3236): ""Opera assai stimata...""..

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      Boston: Ticknor Reed and Fields 1852 Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852. First edition, first issue with no ads. 12mo. Frontispiece and 6 engraved plates by Baker from designs by Billings. vi, [7]-256 pp. Original blind stamped blue cloth. Faintest traces of rubbing to the spine, one small patch of soiling. Gilt titles fresh. Very nice, clean copy. BAL 7606; Peter Parley to Penrod . A very nice copy of Hawthorne's most famous children's book, with "The Gorgon's Head", "Three Golden Apples", etc

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        The wild sports of Southern Africa, being a narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse to the tropic of Capricorn.

      London, Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Fifth edition. XVI + 359 p. Handcoloured title, 25 handcoloured plates (all, 1 frayed in margins and reattached, a few spots), 1 folding map. Publisher´s decorated gilt red cloth, gilt edges. Crack in front inner hinge, rebacked preserving old spine

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Vandringar genom verlden och naturen.

      En familjebok för alla samhällsklasser, utgifven af Gustaf Thomée. Stockholm: Philipp J. Meyer / P. A. Huldberg, 1852-1862. 4:o. Text i två spalter. Komplett svit. 6 vol. i samtida halvskinnband. Gulddekorerade ryggar. Marmorerade snitt. Rikt illustrerade med helsidesplanscher, gravyrer och litografier varav många kolorerade. Första årgången 1852;(4),289 s. + 36 pl. Andra årgången 1853;(3),308 s. + 36 pl. Tredje årgången 1854;(4),288 s. + 73 pl. varav 2 dubbla samt en utvikbar gränskolorerad karta över Svarta havet och trakten däromkring. Fjärde årgången 1860;(4),316 s. + 39 pl. Femte årgången 1861;(4),328 s. + 38 pl. Sjätte årgången 1862;(4),288 s. + 36 pl. Ett par korta revor i nederkant på sid. 243/244 vol. i 3. Liten reva i kanten s. 153/154 och liten pappersförlust i övre marginalen s. 163-166 i vol. 5. Första planschen i vol. 5 lagerfläckad. S. 241/244 med pappersfölust nedre hörnspets. Porträtten på Mozart och Cuvier lätt brunfläckade. Något nötta ryggar. Nötta pärmhörn. Sista delen med något bågnade pärmar. Namnteckning Joh. Alex. Roy. Exlibris Gustaf Berndtsson. 27 x 22,5 cm.. Lundstedt I:288. Allt som utkom. De kolorerade planscherna avbildar bl.a. fåglar, fiskar, insekter, växter, jaktscener och folkdräkter. Stålsticken bl.a. porträtt, stadsvyer och exotiska motiv

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. Bind 1-2 i 3 deler.

      Kjøbenhavn, Andr. Fred. Høst, 1852-57. (10) + 202 + (4) + (4) + 218 + V + (1) + 416 + 172 s. 2 håndkolorerte litograferte frontplansjer. 7 litograferte plansjer i farger. 1 litografert plansje i s/h. 4 foldede karter. Orig. sjirtingbd. Bd. I. litt sprukket i ytre bakre fals. Bd. II med liten rift i ytre fremre fals. Navn på forsatsbl. Litt brunplettet

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. Bind 1-2.

      Med fire kobberstukne udfoldelige kort, de to hver med en mindre rift, samt fire litograferede tavler, hvoraf de 7 er i farvelitografi. København, Høst, 1852-57. I to umage bind. Bind 1 i samtidigt halvshirtingsbind, ryggen repareret og lidt svag. Bind 2 i pænt, samtidigt halvlæderbind. Bind 1: (10) + 202 + (4) + (4) + 218 + (2) sider. Bind 2: (6) + 416 + 172 sider. Bind 2 til dels lidt brunplettet.. Bind 1: »De danske Handelsdistrikter i Nordgrønland,« første og anden Deel.Bind 2: »Det søndre Inspektorat og naturhistoriske Tillæg.«

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        Averroes et l'Averroïsme. Essai historique.

      Paris, Durand, 1852. 8vo. Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers in a contemporary, or a little later, brown half calf with a bit of wear; leather at capital, hinges and raised bands a bit scraped. Usual brownspotting due to the paper quality. Back wrapper with a few spots and with larger repair to verso. (4), XII, 367 pp.. First edition of Renan's first book, -the seminal work that placed the study of Renaissance philosophy on the philosophical map and earned Renan a doctorate of letters. This work constitutes the first proper monograph on the great Islamic philosopher, Ibn Rush, also called Averroes, who is considered the greatest commentator on the works of Aristotle, and it is principally because of this work that the great philosopher and scientist is seriously appreciated in Europe today. Besides dealing with Averroes himself, Renan studies the development and different branches of Averroism, focusing on the Jewish, Scholastic and Paduan ones. His focus on the Paduan Averroism (16th century) in this work meant that Renaissance philosophy was finally given a role of its own in the history of philosophy, -it is with this work that the philosophy of the Renaissance is taken seriously in the study of philosophy."Memoirs on semitic languages and on the study of Greek in the Middle Ages were crowned by the Académie in 1848 and 1849 but do not seem to have been published. Renan's first book, published in 1852, was, in fact, "Averroes et l'Averroïsme" (see 24) which earned him a doctorate of letters." (PMM 352). Renan has always been admired for his sharp mind, his great abilities and courage, but for the same reasons he was feared by many. "Dés 1852 il signalait dans la préface de son Averroës comme le trait caractéristique du dix-neuvième siècle la substitution de la méthode historique dans toutes les études relatives à l'esprit humain. Cette substitution est légitime; mais elle serait dangereuse si elle allait jusqu'à proscrire la théologie et la métaphysique... " (N.B.G. (1862) 51:984). Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was a French philologist, philosopher and historian. His father died when he was aged five, and his mother wanted him to become a priest. Until he was about 16 years old, he was trained by the Church, but due to his investigative and truth-seeking nature as well as his studies (e.g. Hebrew), he was in doubt as to the historical truth of the Scriptures, and with the help of his sister he chose his own path in life. "He studied intensively the languages of the Bible and filled a number of minor academic positions, frequently encountering difficulties because of the heterodoxy and outspokenness of his religious opinions." (Printing and the Mind of Man 352). In 1840 he began studying philosophy and later philology, in 1847 he took his degree as Agrégé de Philosophie and became master at the Lycée of Vendome. After having returned from a mission to Italy in the year 1850 where he gathered material for his historical-philosophical masterpiece, "Averroës et l'Averroisme", he was offered employment at the "Bibliothèque Nationale" (at the manuscript department). In 1861 he was chosen to become professor of Hebrew at the Collège de France, but because the emperor refused to ratify the appointment (inspired by the Clerical party), he was not established in the chair untill 1870. In 1878 he was elected for the Academy. Renan is considered a scolar of the greatest excellence and an impressive writer

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        Aksillisæt innuin nunejnnit. Billeder fra Grönland.

      Bianco Lunub, Kjóbenhavnime (København) 1852. 2+4 sider + fire håndkolorerede litografier dateret Jakobshavn 1847. Tekst på dansk og grønlandsk Tværformat. Orig. blåt kartonnage. Lidt svage false. Exlibris indsat.. Fra Bent Juel-Jensens bogsamling. Bibliographia Groenlandica s. 208, nr. 80. Oldendow s. 60f.** Denne lille bog er den første grønlandske billedbog overhovedet. Den er udført af lægen og kolonibestyreren Christian Rudolph, og de muntre og let naive illustrationer bærer titlerne "Det Indvendige af et grönlandsk Hus", "Grönlændere dandse i Mandskabsstuen", "Kirken og Lægens Bolig ved Iacobshavn" og "Iisblinken". Bogen findes også med illustrationer i sort, men er her med de kraftfulde koloreringer, der fremstår helt friske

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        A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. With a frontispiece by F. W. Topham.

      Three volumes. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. First edition set. First issues. Volume I had wear to head & heel of spine, with small loss of cloth; some spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece; one signature a little proud. Volume II has light spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece. Volume III has light spotting to recto of frontispiece. Volume I has two inscriptions on the half-title. The first reads, 'I give you this dear Wife on your Birthday for our little one, with the earnest hope that she may one day be enabled to read it with interest & profit. 7 Priory Terrace, March 12th 1852. The second inscription, probably by a descendent, is dated 1923. Some fading to the covers on the spines, but a very good set.

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        Braunschweigisches Post- und Eisenbahn-Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1853

      2 Abt. in 1 Band. Mit 4 gest. Tafeln, 4 (2 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln sowie 6 ganzseitigen Holzstichen (davon 5 in der Paginierung von Teil 2). Braunschweig, Druck von F. M. Meinecke, (1852). Kl.-8vo. (12,4 x 10,1 cm). 1: 1 Bl., XVI S., 1 Bl., (11)-128 S. 2: 159 S., (1 S. Anzeige). Halbleinwandband d. Zt. (vorderer Orig.-Umschlag mit Holzschnitt-Vignette eingebunden). Seltener erster Jahrgang (von nur 2 Jg.) dieses Post-Almanachs. - W. Görges (1813-1894) war nach seinem Studium auf dem Collegium Carolinum von 1833 bis 1875 Beamter am Hofpostamt in Braunschweig. Der erste Teil enthält neben Fahrplänen u. Tarifen der Braunschweigischen Eisenbahnen u. Post, außerdem Reglements u. verschiedene Fachartikel zum deutschen Postwesen, darunter: "Das Rowland Hill'sche Portosystem vom deutschen Standpunkte", "Einführung gestempelter Brief-Couverts im Königreich Preußen", "Das Telegraphenwesen", "Uebergang der Württembergischen Posten in die Verwaltung des Staates". Im zweiten Teil findet sich Literarisches u. Anekdotisches zum Postwesen sowie die 6 humoristischen Holzschnitte. Außerdem Beiträge zur Erinnerung an das Namensfest von Maximilian Carl von Thurn und Taxis am 12. X. 1850. - Unter den Tafeln "Bahnhof in Prag", "Viaduct der Nordbahn" u. "Viaduct der Staatseisenbahn" (beide in Brünn), Porträt von Maximilian II. von Bayern sowie (koloriert) "Kurhessische Postbeamte" u. "Coburg-Gotha'scher Postillon". Braunschw. Biogr. Lex. II, S. 216. - Etwas braunfleckig.

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        Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the years 1850-1851, performed by H.M. ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia", under the command of Mr. William Penny, in search of the missing crews of H.M. ships Erebus and Terror: with a Narrative of sledge excursions on the ice of Wellington Channel; and Observations on the Natural History and physical features of the Countries and frozen seas visited. By... Surgeon to the Expedition.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1852.. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, lii, 506, (2 advertisement); viii, 363, (1), ccxxxiii, (i) pp. 6 lithographic plates, 4 in colour and 2 plain plates of fossils, plus 2 folding maps and 10 engravings in the text. Outer edge of one map browned and chipped, small bookseller's label of W.E. Pickering, Bath to paste downs. Original blue cloth, blind stamped decoration to covers, gilt spines, slight wear to spine ends, volume I recently recased, overall a very good copy of an unusual and scarce title. One of many expeditions to set off in search of John Franklin's lost party, Penny's ships reached as far as the Barrow Straits but failed to locate him. N.M.M. I 905. Sabin 93963.

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        Tales of Mystery, Imagination, & Humour; and Poems. [First] + Second Series.

      Volume I in »Twentieth Thousand«. Illustrated with 26 + 16 engravings on wood. London, Henry Vizetelly, 1852; London, Clarke, Beeton, & Co., no date. Bound in one contemporary half leather binding with very small signs of use. XXIV + 256 + 251 pages. (Readable Book I and IX). Joints weak and with a little break at the foot.. According to the E.A. Poe Society of Baltimore this is the first illustrated edition of Poe's famous tales

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