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        The Iris; An Illuminated Souvenir For Mdccclii

      Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. . The focus of this edition is the drawings of Captain Eastman made during the nine years he was stationed among the Indian tribes in and around Fort Snelling. This volume contains no less than twelve chromolithographs printed in ten colors. Most of the text is by Mary Eastman. One contribution by Fredrika Bremer. Bound in full red leather, worn at extremities and chipped at head and heel of spine. Text pages show moderate foxing. Very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

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

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

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        Atlantic and Transatlantic Sketches, Afloat and Ashore

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

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        Historier.

      1.-2. Samling. Kbhvn.: C.A. Reitzel 1852-53. 63 + 68 s. Indb. i ét samt. hellrdbd. 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

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        LETTERS EXHIBITING THE MOST PROMINENT DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS - Often Referred to As Spencer's Letters

      S. W. Richards Liverpool England 1852. Very Good Third Edition Hardcover Green stmped cloth, wear to corners and edges. Bright original end sheets front and back (yellow). Previous owners inscriptions (2) inside the front cover, Sarah Olsen of Manti, UT 1882-1955 and Alice Radell, Tooele, UT 1904-1961. First 40 pages show staining across bottom third of page, Does not effect text. Overall a very nice copy of this early doctrinal work. ; Full title reads, LETTERS EXHIBITING THE MOST PROMINENT DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS - by Elder Orson Spencer, Chancellor of the Univeristy of Deseret and late President of the Church in Europe in reply to the Rev. William Crowell, A. M., Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Very scarce book. Flake 8327.; 4" x 5.75"; 244 pages

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        BOTANIQUE ? Organographie et taxonomie ? Histoire naturelle des familles végétales et des principales espèces suivant la classification de M. Adrien de Jussieu ? Avec l?indication de leur emploi dans les arts, les sciences et le commerce

      L. Curmer 1852 in 4° pp. 4 nn., XXVIII, 388; bross. edit. ill. Collana "Les trois regnes de la nature" importante opera che tratta i vegetali secondo tre punti di vista: 1° isolatamente, descrivendone forme e funzioni; 2° nel loro insieme, considerando le loro affinità e la loro nomenclatura; 3° nei loro rapporti con l'uomo nell'agricoltura, nella medicina, nell'arte e nell'industria. Splendido apparato iconografico composto da 30 tavv. f.t. colorate a mano e protette da veline, da 20 tavv. b/n f.t., e da mm. inc. b/n n.t., testatine e finalini. Lievi e rare fior.267/25

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        The Iris; An Illuminated Souvenir For Mdccclii

      . The focus of this edition is the drawings of Captain Eastman made during the nine years he was stationed among the Indian tribes in and around Fort Snelling. This volume contains no less than twelve chromolithographs printed in ten colors. Most of the text is by Mary Eastman. One contribution by Fredrika Bremer. Bound in full red leather, worn at extremities and chipped at head and heel of spine. Text pages show moderate foxing. Very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World.

      With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Philadelphia, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1852. Folio. Chromolithographic title with large vignette,+ hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers,+ contents list printed in red, black and gold,+ 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans, of which one is double-page. Title partly loose, with worn edges. Worn publ. green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label lettered in gilt on front cover, worn red morocco spine. A famous atlas with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories in United States. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. The Atlas concentrates on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. The first edition of the atlas was published in 1846. Mitchell continued to publish it until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia

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        Svensk skol-botanik, tvåhundrafemtio planscher och utförliga beskrifningar av svenska växter, utarbetad af K.

      Fr. Thedenius. 1-2. Stockholm, Zacharias Hæggström, (1852)-54. 8:o. 3-30,+ VIII,+ (148) s.+ 124 litogr. handkolorerade planscher; (2),+ (252) s.+ 126 litogr. handkolorerade planscher. Första delens titelblad med hål och senare papperslagning, med bokstäverna OT i titeln ersatta med handskrift. Lagerfläckig framförallt i inledningen, texten till plansch 152 med ful bläckfläck. Något senare hfrbd, guldornerade, något blekta ryggar. Två volymer. Krok s. 700:4. Ny titelupplaga. Planscherna trycktes 1852, och de nya titelbladen 1854. Finns utgiven i både helkolorerad, halvkolorerad och okolorerad. Detta är den halvkolorerade versionen

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        City of Toledo, Lucas Co. Ohio

      New York: Miller's Litho., 1852. Lithographed map, hand-coloured, sectioned and linen-backed. (Minor staining, tear repaired at an early date). Folds into publisher's brown cloth covers, covers blindstamped, upper cover titled in gilt, cloth ties, modern brown cloth chemise, all within brown morocco-backed cloth slipcase. 30 x 44 1/4 inches. The first printed map of Toledo, Ohio. This very rare cadastral map of Toledo shows the city at a critical point during its initial period of growth. Although the town was formed in 1833, development and settlement did not begin in earnest until after the completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal. In 1850, the population of Toledo was 3829; a decade later, population had increased nearly 260 percent to 13,768. The map, drawn on a large scale, shows the locations of each plot with ownership information, as well as the locations of specific buildings, roads, canals, railroad lines, etc. The map includes an inset view of Toledo Central High School at the lower left. An early owner has added several pencil annotations to this copy, including changes in ownership names and the route of the Toledo and St. Louis Railroad line. OCLC locates but three institutional holdings. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        Scritti Germanici di Dritto Crimale. Opera Che Puo Formar

      1852. [Mori, Francesco A., Editor and Translator]. Scritti Germanici di Dritto Crimale. Opera Che Puo Formar Seguito e Complimento Alla Teorica del Dritto Penale di A. Chauveau. Prima Versione Italiana con Note Riguardanti la Legislazione in Vigore nel Regno Delle Due Sicilie. Naples: Giovanni Pedone Lauriel, 1852. Two volumes bound as one, each with title page and index. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary quarter calf with gilt fillets and titles over marbled boards, speckled edges. Rubbing with some wear to extremities. Light foxing to most of text, which is otherwise clean and bright. A very nice copy of a rare title. * Reissue of a book first published in Livorno in four volumes from 1847 to 1847. This book is an anthology of writings by contemporary German criminologists, who were considered the leading practitioners in Europe. They are: Mittermeier, Rosshirt, Hofacker, Walter, Bauer, Waechter, Scheurlen, Zachariae, Kleinscrod, Friedrich, Hepp, Sander, Jagemann, Schenck, Geib and Hesse. Mori was a pioneering Italian criminologist. He was influenced by Adolphe Chauveau [1802-1869], an important French criminologist. KVK locates 4 copies. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a Green Velvet Book Box with Handcolored Sentimental Vignette on Upper Cover

      Altdorf Weingarten etc. Germany 1852 1862 Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany], 1852-1862. (COMMONPLACE BOOK) Obling 16mo. Handcolored scene of two children tending a sick dog within scalloped window on upper cover, chromolithograph pictorial sentiments on inside front cover and interior lid. Six printed sentiments (colored), one with embossed gilt floral decorations. 23 autograph verse quotations and sentiments in ink, in various neat hands, including two love poems (one with a colored floral border and one with a pencil portrait of a young man). Green velvet book book box with gilt- metal ornamental borders and corner pieces. Some minor rubbing. Contents generally fine . Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed "Tobis seiner liebsten Anna" is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption "Jetzt bin ich's nicht mehr." One other note is signed and dated, "Anna Hehrner, im Weingarten, den 13 Mai 1862"

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        Encyclopedia of Architecture; Being a New and Improved Edition of Nicholson's Dictionary of the Science and Practice of Architecture, Building, Etc. (in 2 volumes)

      London: Peter Jackson, Late Fisher , Son & Co., 1852.. Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Complete in two volumes, including the plates (which were sometimes issued as a third volume). Handsome and strong bindings in crimson cloth with bright gold-on-black spine-labels. Marbled edges, somewhat faded. Outermost leaves foxed and some minor spots elsewhere. Outer margins toned. Occasional minor damage in the way of small tears and stains not affecting text or illustrations, but all-in-all an excellent pair. This is a heavy set which will cost a lot to post. Vol. I 516pp + plates; Vol. II604pp + plates.

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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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        The Blithedale Romance

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

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        Reseminnen från åren 1838-1844. + Reseberättelser och bref åren 1845-1849.

      Helsingfors, Finska Litteratur-Sällskapets Tryckeri, 1852-55. Två volymer, (8) + (3) + 320 + (5) + 1 blank; (5) + VI-VII + (3) + 463 + (2) + 1 blank. Första volymen innehåller frontispis (författarens litograferade porträtt) + 1 utvikbar litograferad karta + 1 litograferad plansch. Andra volymen innehåller 1 utvikbar litograferad karta + 1 litograferad plansch. Samtida marmorerade pappband. Exlibris (Gustaf Berndtsson). (Nordiska resor och forskningar 1-2.)

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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 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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        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.

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        Summer Gleanings: or Sketches and Incidents of a Pastor's Vacation . .. Collected and Arranged by His Daughter

      Northhampton Mass.: Hopkins Bridgman & Co 1852 Northhampton, [Mass.]: Hopkins, Bridgman, & Co, 1852. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece "The Wild Lake." 281, [3], [4, ads] pp. Stereographed and Printed by Metcalf and Company, Cambridge. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine, some foxing, at times considerable to text, else fine. Signed in pencil Lucy D. Gould East Longmeadows. Phillips, p. 377; Plum 1095; Heller 720

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        Report to the House of Representatives...vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson. Inscribed to William Wainwright

      Rand Avery & Frye Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1852. No Dust Jacket.

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        The complete suite of Cayley's 53 contributions to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1852 - 1880, including the 10 papers on Quantics.

      Comprising: 53 First Edition papers, bound in half calf, antique style, large quarto, a fine series, rare, London, [The Royal Society], 1852-1880. FULL CONTENTS LIST AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. * Arthur Cayley F.R.S. (1821 -1895) a founder of the modern British school of pure mathematics and one of the most prolific and important mathematicians of the Victorian era. His influence still pervades modern mathematics, in group theory (Cayley's theorem), matrix algebra (the Cayley-Hamilton theorem), and invariant theory, where he made his most significant contributions. He postulated the Cayley-Hamilton theorem - that every square matrix is a root of its own characteristic polynomial, and verified it for matrices of order 2 and 3. He was the first to define the concept of a group in the modern way - as a set with a binary operation satisfying certain laws. Arthur Cayley laid "the foundations of non-euclidean geometry" (Pierpont, "Cayley's Definition of Non-Euclidean Geometry," American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 1931, 117). In order to unite 'Metrical Geometry' and 'Projectice Geometry,' Cayley introduced metrics into projective geometry by means of a fixed, embedded conic called the absolute; in other words, he introduced 'imaginary' element to metrical properties. Cayley " set himself the task of "establishing the notion of distance upon purely descriptive principles." He showed that, with the ordinary idea of distance, it can be rendered projective by reference to the circular points and a line at infinity -- and that the same is true of angles. Not content with this, he suggested a new definition of distance, as the inverse sine or cosine of a certain function of the coordinates; with this definition, the properties usually known as metrical become projective properties, having reference to a certain conic, called by Cayley the Absolute. (The circular points are, analytically, a degenerate conic, so that ordinary Geometry forms a particular case of the above.) He proves that, when the Absolute is an imaginary conic, the Geometry so obtained for two dimensions is spherical Geometry" (Russell, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry). "The fundamental notions in metrical geometry are the distance between two points and the angle between two lines. Replacing the concept of distance by another, also involving "imaginary" elements, Cayley provided the means for unifying Euclidean geometry and the common non-Euclidean geometries into one comprehensive theory" (Bell, Men of Mathematics). * "Beginning with an introductory memoir in 1854, Cayley composed a series of ten "Memoirs on Quantics," the last published in 1878, which for mathematicians at large constituted a brilliant and influential account of the theory as he and others were developing it. The results Cayley was obtaining impressed mathematicians by their unexpectedness and elegance…" - DSB. Comprising: 1). Analytical Researches Connected with Steiner's Extension of Malfatti's Problem, 1852, vol.142, pp.253-278, with the title page to this volume retained 2). An Introductory Memoir upon Quantics, 1854, vol.144, pp.245-258. 3). A Second Memoir upon Quantics, 1856, vol.146, pp.101-126. 4). Researches on the Partition of Numbers,1856, vol.146, pp.127-140. 5). A Third Memoir upon Quantics, 1856, vol.146, pp.627-647. 6). A Memoir upon Caustics, 1857, vol.147, pp.273-312.7). A Memoir on Curves of the Third Order, 1857, vol.147, pp.415-446. 8). A Memoir on the Symmetric Functions of the Roots of an Equation, 1857, vol.147, pp.489-496. 9) Memoir on the Resultant System of two Equations, 1857, vol.147, pp.703-727. 10). A Memoir on the Conditions for the Existence of Given Systems of Equalities among the Roots of an Equation, 1857, vol.147, pp.727-731. 11). Tables of the Sturmian Functions for Equations of the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Degrees, 1857, vol.147, pp.733-736. 12). A Memoir on the Theory of Matrices, 1858, vol.148, pp.17-37. 13). A Memoir on the Automorphic Linear Transformation of a Bipartite Quadric Function, 1858, vol.148, pp.39-46. 14). Supplementary Researches on the Partition of Numbers, 1858, vol.148, pp.47-52. 15). A Fourth Memoir upon Quantics, 1858, vol.148, pp.415-427. 16). A Fifth Memoir upon Quantics, 1858, vol.148, pp.429-460. 17) On the Tangential of a Cubic, 1858, vol.148, pp.461-463. 18). A Sixth Memoir upon Quantics, 1859, vol.149, pp.61-90. 19). On the Double Tangents of a Plane Curve, 1859, vol.149, pp.193-212. 20). On the Conic of Five-Pointic Contact at Any Point of a Plane Curve, 1859, vol.149, pp.371-400. 21). On the Equation of Differences for an Equation of Any Order, and in Particular for the Equations of the Orders Two, Three, Four, and Five, 1860, vol.150, pp.93-112. 22). On an Extension of Arbogast's Method of Derivations, 1861, vol.151, pp.37-43. 23). On the Equation for the Product of the Differences of All but One of the Roots of a Given Equation, 1861, vol.151, pp.45-59. 24). On the Porism of the In-And-Circumscribed Polygon, 1861, vol.151, pp.225-239. 25). On a New Auxiliary Equation in the Theory of Equations of the Fifth Order, 1861, vol.151, pp.263-276. 26). A Seventh Memoir on Quantics, 1861, vol.151, pp.277-292. 27). On the Double Tangents of a Curve of the Fourth Order, 1861, vol.151, pp.357-362. 28). On Tschirnhausen's Transformation, 1862, vol.152, pp.561-578. 29). On the Analytical Theory of the Conic, 1862, vol.152, pp.639-662. 30). On Skew Surfaces, Otherwise Scrolls, 1863, vol.153, pp.453-483. 31).A Second Memoir on Skew Surfaces, 1864, vol.154, 559-577. 32). A Supplementary Memoir on the Theory of Matrices,1866, vol.156, pp.25-35. 33). Addition to the Memoir on Tschirnhausen's Transformation, 1866, vol.156, pp.97-100. 34). A Supplementary Memoir on Caustics, 1867, vol.157, pp.7-16. 35). An Eighth Memoir on Quantics, 1867, vol.157, pp.513-554, + engraved plate. 36). On the Curves Which Satisfy Given Conditions, 1868, vol.158, pp.75-143. 37). Second Memoir on the Curves Which Satisfy Given Conditions; The Principle of Correspondence, 1868, vol.158, pp.145-172. 38). Addition to Memoir on the Resultant of a System of Two Equations, 1868, vol.158, pp.173-180. 39). On the Conditions for the Existence of Three Equal Roots, or of Two Pairs of Equal Roots, of a Binary Quartic or Quintic, 1868, vol.158, pp.577-588. 40). A Third Memoir on Skew Surfaces, Otherwise Scrolls, 1869, vol.159, pp.111-126. 41). A Memoir on the Theory of Reciprocal Surfaces, 1869, vol.159, pp.201-229. 42). A Memoir on Cubic Surfaces, 1869, vol.159, pp.231-326. 43). A Memoir on Abstract Geometry, 1870, vol.160, pp.51-63. 44). A Ninth Memoir on Quantics, 1871, vol.161, pp.17-50. 45). On the Problem of the In-And-Circumscribed Triangle, 1871, vol.161, pp.369-412. 46). Corrections and Additions to the Memoir on the Theory of Reciprocal Surfaces, 1872, vol.162, pp.83-87. 47). On Curvature and Orthogonal Surfaces, 1873, vol.163, pp.229-251. 48). A Memoir on the Transformation of Elliptic Functions, 1874 164, pp.397-456. 49). A Memoir on Prepotentials, 1875, vol.165, pp.675-774. 50). Addition to Memoir on the Transformation of Elliptic Functions, 1878, vol.169, pp.419-424. 51) A Tenth Memoir on Quantics, 1878, vol.169, pp.603-661. 53). A Memoir on the Single and Double Theta-Functions, 1880, vol.171, pp.897-1002.

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        CHILDÕS HISTORY OF ENGLAND

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, 1853, 1854. 3 vols. First editions, first issues. First state ads in vols. I and III and no page number on page xi in vol. I. Frontispiece by F. W. Topham in each volume. [xi]+210+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 214+ 1 of ads; [viii]+ 321+ 1 of ad pp. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original reddish brown, ribbed cloth. Marbled edges and endpapers. Volume one has a small nick at the rear heel joint. Former ownerÕs name in ink to endpaper (barely discernible). Overall in exceptionally nice condition. A beautiful unsophisticated copy. Housed in a dark green 1/4 leather slipcase.Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        The Social oppression of the working classes, its causes and cure

      London, Pavey 1852.. 24 S. Neuere Lwd.

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        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 - 1859.. Bde. I - XVI in 9 Bänden. HLdr. d. Zt. (Bde. I/II), Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. (Bde. III und IV und HLwd. d. Zt. (Bde. V - XVI).

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        Historier.

      1.-2. Samling. Kbhvn.: C.A. Reitzel 1852-53. 63 + 68 s. Indb. i ét samt. hellrdbd. Bindet lidt slidt. 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

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        Five years' residence in the West Indies.

      London, 1852. 2 vols. x + 335 + viii + 318pp + two engraved frontispieces. 1st ed., very fine in older half maroon calf with raised bands. The author visited Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, St Vincent, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Antigua. The author gives a highly racist account of life in the islands but with some interesting details of daily social life.

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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 1851 at the age of 22, he is noted as a merchant, living in the boarding house of Joseph Fuller, a carpenter in Auburn, NY. By 1867-68, the Cayuga, New York directory lists Andrews associated with the firm Andrews and Ball. He married Frances V. Chase, and by the 1870 census, Andrews, still listed as a merchant, had a daughter, Frances V. Andrews (later Cameron). 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

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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.

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        Uncle Tom’s Cabin

      Halifax, UK: Milner and Sowerby, 1852 STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Halifax, UK: Milner and Sowerby, 1852. Rare 1852 pirated edition of of this famous anti-slavery novel. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN or Negro Life in the Slaves States of America [Complete Edition]. 12mo., 326 pp (17cm x 10.5cm). Half black calf, gilt lettered & decorated spine. An attractive example of this obscure issue showing minimal use. "Beside the authorized edition published by Thomas Bosworth more than twenty pirated London editions appeared in 1852... In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth century America ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ exploded like a bombshell... the social impact... on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since". Printing and the Mind of Man 332 - Uncle Tom's Cabin was first published as a 40-week serial in National Era, an abolitionist periodical, starting with the June 5, 1851 issue. Because of the story's popularity, publisher John Jewett contacted Stowe about turning the serial into a book. While Stowe questioned if anyone would read Uncle Tom's Cabin in book form, she eventually consented to the request. Published by Jewett, Boston, March 20, 1852, the novel soon sold out its complete print run. A number of other editions were soon printed. The book eventually became the best-selling novel in the world during the 19th century (and the second best-selling book after the Bible), with the book being translated into every major language. The book sold equally well in England, with the first London edition appearing in May, 1852. It is now generally accepted that the C.H. Clarke edition was the first U.K. edition in book form, although Cassell's serial issue in thirteen parts was true first appearance. Bodsworth published an early edition in July/August of 1852 & regional publishers like Milner followed suit, this particular issue, often missing from completist collection. "The social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332).. 1st Edition.

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        Basil: A Story of Modern Life

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

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        THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC: BEING THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY FOR A RAILROAD TO CONNECT THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, MADE BY THE SCIENTIFIC COMMISSION.... Millard Fillmore's Copy Signed by Him

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight, occasional foxing. Near Fine. Octavo (6" x 9-1/4") bound in publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on the spine, 295 pages (errata slip tipped in between pages 294 and 295). Illustrated with 14 tinted lithographs, one fold-out map, and a geological plated. After the acquisition of California and the settlement of Oregon, there was a race to find the fastest route to the Pacific. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the narrowest point in the national territory of Mexico and prior to the opening of the Panama Canal was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec Route. SIGNED and dated "February 27, 1852" vertically on the front pastedown by the thirteenth President of the United States while in office. A few pencil markings in the margin, presumably by Fillmore.

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        La Biblia Sagrada, Traducida En Español [Texto Impreso] : Version Cotejada Cuidadosamente Con Las Lenguas Antiguas

      Nueva York : [S. N. ], 1852. Edicion esteriotiotipica. Double column pages. Description; 926pp. [Old Testament], 294pp. [New Testament], 21 cm. Subjects; Bible - Old and New Testaments - Translations. Minor stain shadow to the title page. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly well-preserved copy; scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN: and the Sayings of Charles the Second. Related and Collected by Peter Cunningham, F.S.A

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. ________ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the insertion of about 103 ENGRAVED PORTRAITS (SOME HAND-COLORED) in addition to numerous in-text illustrations and cuts. ________ BINDING: Elegantly bound BY BLACKWELL in full purple crushed morocco (about 7 5/8" x 5 1/4") ; all covers gilt-framed and gilt-decorated with floral leaf corners; heavily gilt-decorated spine with raised bands and densely gilt panels; gilt-inner turn-ins with silk doublures and endpapers. Top page edges gilt. ________ "The Story of Nell Gwyn" is a lively account of Nell and Charles. Nell was an aspiring actress advised to "make yourself mistress of your part" and later became mistress of even more than that! ________ Some darkening to spines and light wear to hinges, offsetting on title pages, but for the most part in very nice condition. Macdonal designed bookplates (dated 1913) of John Worthington. ________ The extra-illustrations includes many portraits (several hand-colored), a double-page colored city view, and places and people who figure into the story, all meant to further enhance the fascinating panoramic kaleidoscope of one of the most interesting periods in British history.

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        THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1852.. Two volumes. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. Light occasional foxing to prelims and terminal leaves, neat, early ink name in top margin of each title, tiny snag and discoloration at top of one upper joint, pencil erasures from rear endsheets of first volume, otherwise a very good, unusually nice set. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition, preceding the much more common U.S. edition by at least a week. Chapman & Hall adverts appear on the front endsheets of each volume; the inserted Chapman & Hall catalogue does not occur in this set, and its presence or absence is capricious and of no bibliographic import. CLARK A20.1. BAL 7610.

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852. First edition, first issue with "lifed" for "lifted" on page 21, line 3. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece and 6 plates. Bright gilt to spine, extremities lightly rubbed, final digit of imprint date rubbed, binding slightly cocked, small tear to inner margin of second endpaper (appears to be roughly bound), small chip to rear endpaper, some minor scattered foxing to text. Housed in a custom folding drop box.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852.. vi,[7]-256pp, plus inserted frontis and six plates. Blue-green cloth, spine stamped in gilt, covers decorated in blind. Front free endsheet neatly excised, a couple signatures starting, otherwise a very good, unusually bright copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition. One of 3067 copies printed and published in November of 1851. The first of Hawthorne's collections of adaptations of themes and characters from classical myths for young readers. Many members of its intended audience ran roughshod over their copies, and consequently sound, bright copies are the exception. BAL 7606. CLARK A18.1.a. PETER PARLEY TO PENROD, p.6.

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      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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        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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        Quatrain autographe signé et daté, dédié à Ulric Guttinguer, inscrit sur le couvercle d'un étui à cigares

      S.l.: S.n., 1852. Broché. 14x7,5cm. Etui à cigares en cuir caramel à fermoirs de métal doré, doublure intérieure de soie bleue. Le couvercle de l'étui comporte une dédicace et un quatrain manuscrits d'Alfred de Musset à Ulric Guttinguer: "Voici, pour parfumer ton âme, Les cigares que je t'ai promis. Toi, dont le front pâlit sous les baisers de femmes Fumes-les donc chez toi en pensant aux amis." Provenance : ancienne collection Coquelin ainé, cachet de la vente à l'intérieur. - S.n., S.l. _13 Juin 1852, 14x7,5cm, autre. - autre

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic.], Missouri, and Nebraska ... Accompanied with a large and minute Map

      New York: published by J.H. Colton, 1852. 89pp. plus 18pp. catalogue of maps, etc., published by Colton. Large folding map: Smith, J. Calvin: "Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa, Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads." New York: J.H. Colton, 1852. Full period colour, 21 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. (Front free endpaper glued down to the front pastedown, small abrasion on the title). Publisher's green cloth covers, upper cover pictorially stamped in gilt, the lower cover repeating the design in blind. Colton's Western Tourist, complete with the folding map. This 1852 edition not recorded by Howes. The map depicts the region as far west as the Missouri river. Howes S615; Ristow, p.316.

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        The Footsteps Of Our Lord And His Apostles in Syria, Greece and Italy: A Succession of Visits To The Scene of New Testament Narrative BOUND WITH: Pictures From Sicily. By The Author Of Forty Days In The Desert

      London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1852 & 1853. Second edition and First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. 2 vols. in one. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 237 & 200 pages. 24 1/2 x 17 cm. 22 steel engraved plates, (with tissue guards) one map, and twenty-four woodcuts by Branston [FOOTSTEPS] and, 33 steel engraved plates (with tissue guards), map, plus sixteen wood-engravings [PICTURES] Latter is a first edition. BRYAN, Vol.I, p89. "Bartlett showed, in the following publications, [viz] that he could exercise a skillful pen, as well as a rapid pencil." Exceptionally clean and bright internally, text and plates, backstrip worn at head, minor surface rubbing, gilt lettered spine, bookplate.

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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. -

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        THE ECLECTIC DISPENSATORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      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.

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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).

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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.

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        A SERIES OF CHARTS, WITH SAILING DIRECTIONS, EMBRACING SURVEYS OF THE FARALLONES, ENTRANCE TO THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO...STATE OF CALIFORNIA

      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.

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