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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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        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..

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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.

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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

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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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        MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS

      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.

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        Historier.

      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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...""..

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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

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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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