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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MR. WRAY'S CASH-BOX;

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

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

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

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        Four Autograph Manuscript Sermons 1852-1872

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

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

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

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        View of the harbour, St George's, Grenada,W.I. taken from Fort George.

      Ackermann, London, 1852 - Large coloured lithograph with repaired marginal tears, re backed on to card. 17 x 14"

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        The American Print Works vs Cornelius W. Lawrence

      1852. [Trial]. Lawrence, Cornelius W., Defendant. The American Print Works vs. Cornelius W. Lawrence. Proceedings at the Trial of Above Entitled Cause, At Essex Circuit, October, 1852. Compiled from Notes of Reporter at the Trial, And Revised by the Counsel for the Defendant. New York: Collins, Bowne & Co. Printers, 1852. 332 pp. Fold-out color plate map. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4") Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind tooling to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, light browning in places, faint dampspotting to a few leaves, a few minor tears to map, one larger tear carefully mended. Early owner stamps (of Theodore Thieler) to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With Appendix. At head of title: Supreme Court of New Jersey-Essex Circuit. "This was an action brought (...) to recover damages for the destruction of goods contained in two stores (...) in the city of New York. These buildings were destroyed on the morning of December 17, 1835, by gunpowder exploded therein by order of Cornelius W. Lawrence, then mayor of the city of New York, for the purpose of stopping the great conflagration then raging in that city" (Preface). OCLC locates 14 copies, 5 in North American law libraries (Columbia, LA County, Rutgers, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1001.

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        Año Cristiano ó Ejercicios devotos para todos los días del año. Traducido al castellano por el Padre José Francisco de Isla y por el Doctor Don Joaquín Castellot. Arreglado por Don Justo Petano y Mazariegos

      Madrid, Imprenta de Gaspar y Roig, Editores, 1852-1854. Cinco volúmenes en folio; 540 pp., 4 hs. + 612 pp., 4 hs. + 597 pp., 4 hs. + 604 pp., 4 hs.+ 615 pp., 4 hs. Con un total de 438 láminas fuera de texto, enmarcadas en orla azul, litografíadas por Cibera. Encuadernación de época en piel.

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        Kitab Manaqib Al Murtazavi Al Alavi (The Book of the Virtues of Imam Ali).

      Bombay, 1269 AH (1852 AD). - Large 8vo. (2), 358, (4), 359-504 pp., 2 final blanks. With double-page 'unwan. Lithographed throughout. Contemp. marbled calf, spine and covers gilt. A portrayal of the virtues of the fourth caliph and first Imam, Ali ibn `Abi Talib (602-661), in twelve chapters. Lithographic reproduction of manuscripts was common in Muslim countries, which were traditionally skeptical towards printing Arabic with movable types. The process had been introduced to India in 1824. - Slight browning and foxing; binding loosened. Occasional old marginalia. Attractive binding rubbed and bumped, with slight worming to one corner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ tirée des quatre Évangélistes par de Ligny

      Limoges & Paris: Librairie des Bons Livres, 1852. Folio (38.5 cm). ix, [1], 152, 22, [2] pp.; 16 plts. Colorful, oversized deluxe edition: The life of Jesus, adapted from Father de Ligny's Histoire de la vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ. The text is printed inside decorative borders and illustrated with => 16 neoclassical stipple-engraved plates done by Bouchard, Henri, Tassaer, Mademoiselle Louvier, Forget, Choubard, and unattributed hands after designs by Duvivier and others. This is the third printing thus, following the first of 1841. Provenance: Inked inscription reading "Souvenir de Madame de Lagarde à Madame Dellac [/] Priez pour elle," dated 1855. Binding: Percaline mosaïquée binding of publisher's violet cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover with gilt-stamped Last Supper vignette surrounded by smaller vignettes and decorations stamped in gilt, white, green, red, and pink; back cover with elaborate IHS display stamped in gilt, green, blue, red, and white; spine gilt extra and stamped in red and green. All edges gilt. Binding as above, spine and edges of front cover somewhat sunned, front cover with a few small spots of discoloration, extremities rubbed, "presence" very nice. Hinges (inside) tender, requiring some caution (not unexpected in a volume of this size).; one plate separated, one starting to separate. Intermittent faint foxing only; in fact, a sumptuous and pleasing presentation, with an intriguing inscription, in a copy that can be called not only "clean" but "bright.

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        Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1852. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear and mounted to the pastedowns, as issued. (Small clipped portion at head of title neatly restored, ink marks on title). Original blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, flat spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers (minor fading to spine). A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29

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        The Hunter-Naturalist. Romance of Sporting; or, Wild Scenes and Wild Hunters

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. Second Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Large octavo. [3]-8, 17-610 pp. with ten chromolithograph plates (five by the western artist, Alfred Jacob Miller), 1 steel-engraved plate, plus numerous wood engraved illustrations. Original brown cloth with gilt-titled spine and embossed covers. Spine faded, rubbing on covers, foxing throughout, small tear on fore edge of 14 pp, else Very Good. This copy with an interesting bookseller's label of 'Loewy Brothers, San Jose, Cal.' in green paper on front pastedown. This is the first book printed in America with color lithographs. This copy is the highly desireable second printing with credit given to Miller ("Miller pinx't under each picture) and the black line border around the text of each page. HOWES W196 Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Nestorians and Their Rituals (First Edition, two volumes)

      London: Joseph Masters, 1852. First Edition. First Edition. Two volumes. Rebound for library use in maroon buckram with titles and Dewey Decimal notation in gilt on the spine of each volume. Maps printed on fabric completely intact and bound at the rear as issued. Near Fine, with cloth lightly rubbed at the corners, partially removed bookplate on the front pastedown of the second volume. An attractive set.

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        The Laws of Life, with Special Reference to the Physical Education of Girls

      New York: George P Putnam. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, marked and faded. Spine darkened. Scattered spotting. Ex-Royal College of Surgeons Library. 1852. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 180pp. .

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        LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS POR SI MISMOS. COLECCION DE TIPOS CUBANOS. EDICION DE LUJO ILLUSTRADA POR LANDALUZE CON GRABADOS DE D. JOSE ROBLES. TOMO I

      Havana: Imprenta y papelería de Barcina, 1852.. 332,[2]pp. plus lithographic frontispiece, twenty engraved plates, and numerous in-text woodcuts. In Spanish. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Scattered foxing; occasional contemporary ink and pencil graffiti and notes on plates and text leaves. Overall very good. One of the most important works of costumbrismo in Latin America, and the first collection of its kind in Cuba, with contributions from several notable Cuban writers, and illustrated by Victor Patricio de Landaluze. In the early 1800s a large number of authors and artists in Spain participated in the costumbrismo movement, an important precursor to later 19th-century realism that generally involved written or pictorial sketches of a particular country's or region's social "types," customs, and manners. By 1830 the movement had spread to Cuba, among both native authors and Spanish artists traveling abroad. In the latter category was Victor Patricio de Landaluze (1828-89), the illustrator of the present volume, who eventually settled in Cuba and founded the satirical newspaper, DON JUNÍPERO. LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS... features twenty of Landaluze's illustrations of Cuban types ("La coqueta," "El tabaquero," "El litigante," etc.), engraved on plates by Jose Robles, and includes numerous in-text woodcut illustrations by Robles. The chalk-style lithographic frontispiece view, presumably by Landaluze, depicts a crowd viewing "TIPOS CUBANOS" in a peepshow box at an outdoor gathering. A total of thirty-eight types are described in the volume, often in a combination of prose, dialogue, and verse, by a variety of Cuban costumbre writers, most notably José Victoriano Betancourt, Manuel Costales, Manuel Zequeira, and José María de Cárdenas y Rodriguez. In her "Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo," Roberta Day Corbitt discusses Cárdenas at length, noting the "humorous irony of Cervantes" in his costumbre satire. Corbitt also cites Cuban biographer Francisco Calcagno, who states that between Cárdenas and writer Anselmo Suárez, "the two have made the most complete and finished picture of the physical and moral condition of a country which was ever traced by the pen of any writer" (Corbitt, p.43). A significant and surprisingly rare volume, with no copies listed on OCLC. Dawn Ades, ART IN LATIN AMERICA: THE MODERN ERA 1820-1980 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989), pp.85, 348. Roberta Day Corbitt, "A Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo" in HISPANIA, Vol. 33, No. 1 (February 1950), pp.41-45.

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        Notes by an Oxford Chiel,

      - PROBABLY AN EARLY PROOF COPY: comprising 6 pamphlets bound in one volume, each separately paginated with its own title-leaf, all bound together in contemporary raised grain dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt on spine 'Notes by an Oxford Chiel.' Ownership signature of "W[illiam] Warner, Ch[rist] Ch[urch]. 1852) of St John's College, Oxford. All six items printed by James Parker and Co., Oxford. Two are first editions; two have traces of the original wrappers along inside edge of half titles and ALL SIX HAVE HALF TITLES. COMPRISING: ITEM ONE: 'The Dynamics of a Parti-cle. First printed in 1865. (half title, 24pp, 1874) ITEM TWO: 'The New Method of Evaluation as applied to [pi]. First Printed in 1865. (half title, 16 pp, 1874) ITEM THREE: 'Facts, Figures, and Fancies, relating to The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council, The Offer of the Clarendon Trustees, and The Proposal to convert the Parks into Cricket-Grounds. First printed in 1866-1868.' (half title, 29pp, 1874) ITEM FOUR: 'The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford. A Monograph by D. C. L., FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (WMGC #88[1]).' (half title, 23 pp, 1872) ITEM FIVE: 'The Vision of the Three T's. A Threnody by the Author of "The New Belfry." Second Edition.' (half title, 37 pp, 1873) ITEM SIX: 'The Blank Cheque, A Fable. By the Author of "The New Belfry" and "The Vision of the Three T's." ' FIRST EDITION, (half title, 15 pp, 1874) * THE ORIGINAL OWNER: William Warner (1851-?) matriculated at Balliol in 1870; exhibitioner 1869-74, BA 1874, senior student of Christ Church 1874, lecturer 1875, tutor 1873-87. A letter to him from Carroll survives (see Cohen, p.727 &c). WMGC notes the existence of a "unique Notes owned by Mr Parrish which contains the first five pieces was probably an early proof copy, made and bound up before the sixth piece had been admitted and before any general title and list of Contents had been set up; also the title page of The New Belfry bore the date 1872 [as does the present copy], not 1873." (op cit, p.79). * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *

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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.[#1323]

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        The Emigrant in Australia or Gleanings from the Gold Field

      London,: Addey and Co., 1852.. Octavo, four plates and four coloured folding maps, includes all advertisements called for by Ferguson; very good, original yellow printed wrappers, front wrapper detached but here protected by mylar sleeve. A lovely copy of this anonymously printed emigrant's guide to the Australian Gold Fields in the original printed wrappers.The text contains practical advice on emigration to Australia, detailed chapters on the goldfields of both NSW and Victoria and on gold deposits and washing. A particularly attractive aspect of this work is that the four plates are after drawings taken on the spot by John Skinner Prout (1805-1876), well-known for his beautiful lithographs of Australian scenery and emigrant life. The four illustrations of life on the gold fields included here are charming depictions of diggers at work in picturesque Australian landscapes, with views of Ophir, the Blue Mountains, Summerhill Creek and Mount Alexander. Prout soon after published A Magical Trip to the Gold Regions (1853).The copy includes the pages of advertisements noted by Ferguson, which are full of notices befitting the emigrant and the prospective digger alike: many are for utilitarian items like tents and gold digging equipment, while others advertise shipping lines or banks. The work also includes four folding maps, three detailing New South Wales, and one Victoria. Ferguson only knew four copies of this work, including one in his own collection.The fragile front wrapper of this copy has become detached, but is here protected and retained by the mylar sleeve.Ferguson, 6374.

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        The Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co, London 1852 - Brown embossed cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine. All edges gilt. 368 pp plus 16 pages of ads in rear. 12 engravings by Harvey. Editied by Agnes Strickland. Some wear to gilt, hinges expertly repaired. Ink inscription dated 1854 to front endpaper. Some minor foxing to prelims. A very sharp copy of the true 1st of this Canadian classic in original cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Grafen-Haeuser der Gegenwart. In Heraldischer, historischer und genealogischer Beziehung

      Leipzig, Weigel 1852 -1854. 23 cm. 3 Bände. 7, (1), 503, (1); 10, 741, (3); 7, (1), 503, (1) Seiten mit mehr als 700 kolorierten Wappen-Holzstichen. Dunkelblaue Kalblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, vergoldeten Steh- und Innenkanten und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Dimpfel 10 - Heydenreich, Handb. II, 335 - Zischka 58 - Vorzugsausgabe mit sorgfältig kolorierten Wappen und in einem dekorativen Einband: Der Vorderdeckel enthält als Mittelstück den Titel in Eichenlaubkranz, umringt von 19 Wappen deutscher Staaten. Der hintere Deckel mit Krone in Eichenlaubkranz. Beide Deckel mit ornamentalen Bordüren mit Kronen als Eckstücke. Exlibris, im Text vereinzelt farbige Unterstreichungen, sonst schön -

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        [Op. 101]. Minnespiel aus F. Rückert's Liebesfrühling [Subtitle]: für eine und mehrere Singstimmen (Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte... No. 1[-8]

      Leipzig: F. Whistling [PNs] 670-678. [1852]. Folio. [1] (title printed within decorative border), [2] (blank), [3] ("Inhalt"), 4-47 pp. Engraved. With publisher's small blindstamp to first three leaves. & & Disbound. Very slightly worn; occasional light foxing. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 221. McCorkle p. 440. Hirsch Leipzig catalogue p. 36. Hoboken 15, 174. & & "Rather more ambitious [than Op. 29] is the Minnespiel, Op. 101 (1849)... which contains four solos, two duets and two quartets. There are some attractive things in this collection. In the duet Ich bin dein Baum ('I am your tree') the alto and bass voices are given independent flowing lines, which are characterized by dramatic seventh and octave leaps. Chromatic harmonies are features of two of the solo songs - Liebster, dein Worte stehlen for soprano and O Freund... for alto. The latter song is especially fine, with accented passing notes used in the accompaniment in a wholly individual manner." Walker, ed.: Robert Schumann, p. 368.

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        Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending 1851. (with Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... 1851)

      Washington: Robert Armstrong, Printer,, 1852. first edition, 2 volumes, Annual Report ... 559, [1], v (index), [1], [1] (errata) pp.; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, SED 3 + Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... [2] (list of plates), 58 folding maps and charts; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, HED 26; both volumes need recasing or rebinding, text volume has occasional age staining but well sewn and entirely readable, atlas volume has general age toning with corner damp stain hitting early maps, some maps have short margin tears with no loss, several worn at folds with minor loss and a few broken in half. Photos available upon request.

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        Indiana: in relation to its geography, statistics, institutions, county topography, etc., with a "reference index" to Colton's maps of Indiana. Compiled from official and other authentic sources

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1852. 126, 18pp. Publisher's ads in the rear. Large engraved folding map, full contemporary hand-colouring, printed on two sheets joined (sheet size: approx. 43 x 32 inches). Publisher's green cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt. First edition of Fisher's guide to Indiana, complete with its large folding map, separately issued and found in few copies. The work is an early guide to the state, which, as the prefatory Advertisement explains, was intended to accompany Colton's separately-issued map. Titled "Colton's Map of the State of Indiana compiled from the United States Surveys & other Authentic Sources, Exhibiting Sections, Fractional Sections, Railroads, Canals, &c.", the map was issued in three formats, each detailed in the guide: as a 6-sheet wall map measuring 68 x 48 inches, as a two-sheet map measuring 43 x 32 inches (as here), and as a small single sheet reduction. Interestingly, Colton's advertisements in the rear of the guide describe each of these versions, and announce the two-sheet version as "in progress." This accounts for copies of the guide rarely being found with the map, as the two appear to have been issued separately. Howes F152a; Sabin 24489; Eberstadt 138:319.

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York, with Parts of the Adjoining States and Canada

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1852. Folding pocket map, full period hand- colouring, ornamental border. Census table in the top left. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. (Short separations). 25 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches. Decorative mid-19th century pocket map of New York State. The map depicts the entire state, with all counties identified, as well as the northeast quarter of Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut, western Massachusetts and nearly all of Vermont. Many towns are identified, as are roads, waterways and railroads.

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        Black Game [From the original Picture in the possession of J.B. Neilson Esqre. Liverpool]

      London: Owen Bailey, 1 March 1852. Engraving, coloured by hand, by W.J. Davey (lower margin shaved with loss to title). 11 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches. 15 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. A fine image of shooting on the moors: a keeper calls back a pointer and a retreiver who are approaching a wounded Blackcock. One from a series of six prints after Ansdell, all dealing with the shooting of various types of game, and all from original pictures owned by J.B. Neilson. Richard Ansdell was born in Liverpool "He was educated at the Bluecoat school, Liverpool, and, although attracted by art in youth, did not devote himself to it with a view to making it his profession till he was twenty-one. While in Liverpool he studied animal life in the country-side. His first appearance in London was in 1840, when two of his pictures, Grouse Shooting and Galloway Farm, were exhibited at the Royal Academy. There followed in 1842 an important historical picture, The Death of Sir William Lambton... His paintings from this time forward were very numerous. His success made it possible for him to travel, and between 1857 and 1860 his subjects were found in Spain. His earlier paintings show traces of Landseer's influence, and there are works of that period produced by Ansdell and Creswick together, the latter supplying the landscape, in which he excelled. His other collaborators were Mr. W. P. Frith, with whom he painted The Keeper's Daughter, and John Phillip, who helped with the Spanish pictures. Ansdell was honoured no less than three times with the Heywood medal, a gift awarded to the best pictures shown at the exhibitions in Manchester. In 1855 he received a gold medal at the Great Exhibition in Paris, the pictures which won it being The Wolf Slayer and Taming the Drove. He was elected A.R.A. in 1861, and R.A. in 1870. He exhibited in London galleries, mostly at the Royal Academy, as many as 181 works." (DNB). Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.42

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1852

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1852. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 504 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 12 diagrams and lithographed views. Full red leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Minor scuffs and cracks to spine. Scattered foxing throughout, occasional offsetting, some staining and tears to maps. Some illustrations loose. Overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Josiah W. Brown, Esq. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1852. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include Castle Garden, New York with Governor's Island and Murray Street. Maps include the City of New York (1852), Van der Donck's Map of New Netherlands with a view of New Amsterdam (1656), New York in 1695, Longworth's map of 1808 and a Map of the City of New York "shewing the original high water line and the location of the different Farms and Estates". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Pierce. 8vo, publisher’s original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Housed in a fine morocco backed folding case. [4] ads, 144 pp. A well preserved and fresh copy with a small abrasion to the head of the spine, housed in a 1/4 red morocco clamshell box. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH OF THIS HAWTHORNE SCARCITY, and one of only two American presidential political biographies written by men of letters. Hawthorne was a college classmate and friend of Pierce's, and he wrote this during the presidential campaign of 1852. While professing objectivity, Hawthorne considered the work "a political biography, and as a representation of the principles and acts of a public man, intended to operate upon the minds of multitudes, during a presidential canvass.

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        A Memorial of Sa-Sa-Na, The Mohawk Maiden

      Hamilton, Ontario: Waldron & Baker, 1852 28 p. 22 cm. Paper covers. A few light spots within. A tribute to a young Canadian Mohawk singer, Sa-Sa-Na Loft, who was killed in a railway accident at Deposit, New York at the early age of 21. She and her siblings were touring the U.S. to raise funds to educate Mohawks at home. The citizens of nearby Owego had been so touched by the young girl's performance two days earlier that they persuaded her family to let her be buried in their village. This booklet contains the obituary notice written by Judge Charles Avery, sponsor of the singer's visit, the sermon preached in St. Thomas' Church, Hamilton, Ontario, by S. H. Norton, and a poem by W. H. C. Hosmer. Sabin 41785.

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        The Battle of Waterloo, with those of Ligny and Quatre Bras,

      London: L. Booth,, 1852. described by Eye-witnesses and by the Series of Official Accounts published by Authority. To which are added Memoirs of F.M. The Duke of Wellington, F.M. Prince Blücher, the Emperor Napoleon, etc., etc. Octavo (214 × 135 mm) Contemporary cherry red calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, black morocco title label and ownership strip, narrow bands with broken gilt roll, compartments framed with double gilt rules, Roman helmet centre-tool, double fillet panels to the boards, octofoil tools at the corner, enclosing single wavy rolled panel in blind, marbled edges and endpapers, double rule in blind to the turn-ins. Lithographic double portrait frontispiece, medallic vignette to the title page, double-page facsimile note, large folding two-part panorama of the battlefield, folding plate of the "Present State" of the field, 34 etched plates, 7 hand-coloured maps on 3 folding sheets, bound without the large Waterloo map. A little rubbed, bumped at the corners, light browning, but overall very good. First published in 1817, this the "Eleventh Edition, Enlarged and Corrected". This copy with a splendid provenance, inscribed on verso of the front free endpaper and first blank; "Will. F Blair of Blair, April 1853. A Present from General Sir Thomas Brisbane of Brisbane, Bart., G.C.B., &c. Sir T. Brisbane was a great personal friend of my Father's. He left me Trustee & Guardian of his Heir. Lady Brisbane gave me his sword which he wore at the Battle of Toulouse where he commanded a division and was severely wounded." Brisbane missed the Battle of Waterloo as he was in Canada commanding a brigade "during General Sir George Prevost's abortive attack on the American stronghold of Plattsburgh, on Lake Champlain" (ODNB). In 1820 "on the duke of Wellington's advice, Brisbane was appointed governor of New South Wales and the dependent territory of Van Diemen's Land." Blair has further annotated the text at the plate of the wounding of Sir Frederic Ponsonby, "I have heard Genl. Sir Fred. Ponsonby whilst Govr. of Malta tell this story often the same as written here. He could not use either arm well although he used to play at Cricket with us. W.F. Blair." William Fordyce Blair of Blair served in the Royal Navy between 1820 and 1840 rising to the rank of Commander. He saw action in the Mediterranean; in Asia in the Burma War and "against Malay pirates"; at the blockade of Navarino; and with the French army at the taking of Morea Castle and Algiers. Brisbane's sword is still at Blair House. "The fully expanded version of 'The Battle of Waterloo' published by Booth and often listed under his name. The earlier editions were simply a vehicle for carrying the official accounts of the battle. To these were added as the years went by 'an account … by a near observer', 'other circumstantial details', 'biographical notes', and finally a suite of plates by George Jones." Sandler's copy lacked two plates.

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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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        Notes by an Oxford Chiel,

      PROBABLY AN EARLY PROOF COPY: comprising 6 pamphlets bound in one volume, each separately paginated with its own title-leaf, all bound together in contemporary raised grain dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt on spine 'Notes by an Oxford Chiel.' Ownership signature of "W[illiam] Warner, Ch[rist] Ch[urch]. 1852) of St John's College, Oxford. All six items printed by James Parker and Co., Oxford. Two are first editions; two have traces of the original wrappers along inside edge of half titles and ALL SIX HAVE HALF TITLES. COMPRISING: ITEM ONE: 'The Dynamics of a Parti-cle. First printed in 1865. (half title, 24pp, 1874) ITEM TWO: 'The New Method of Evaluation as applied to [pi]. First Printed in 1865. (half title, 16 pp, 1874) ITEM THREE: 'Facts, Figures, and Fancies, relating to The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council, The Offer of the Clarendon Trustees, and The Proposal to convert the Parks into Cricket-Grounds. First printed in 1866-1868.' (half title, 29pp, 1874) ITEM FOUR: 'The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford. A Monograph by D. C. L., FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (WMGC #88[1]).' (half title, 23 pp, 1872) ITEM FIVE: 'The Vision of the Three T's. A Threnody by the Author of "The New Belfry." Second Edition.' (half title, 37 pp, 1873) ITEM SIX: 'The Blank Cheque, A Fable. By the Author of "The New Belfry" and "The Vision of the Three T's." ' FIRST EDITION, (half title, 15 pp, 1874) * THE ORIGINAL OWNER: William Warner (1851-?) matriculated at Balliol in 1870; exhibitioner 1869-74, BA 1874, senior student of Christ Church 1874, lecturer 1875, tutor 1873-87. A letter to him from Carroll survives (see Cohen, p.727 &c). WMGC notes the existence of a "unique Notes owned by Mr Parrish which contains the first five pieces was probably an early proof copy, made and bound up before the sixth piece had been admitted and before any general title and list of Contents had been set up; also the title page of The New Belfry bore the date 1872 [as does the present copy], not 1873." (op cit, p.79). * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      1852. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. [Complete in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.] London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852-1853. Original light blue-green pictorial wrappers. First Edition, in the original 20-in-19 monthly serial parts that were issued from March 1852 through September 1853 (at the end of which time the novel was published in book form). Written just after DAVID COPPERFIELD and just before HARD TIMES, this is Dickens's famous attack on Chancery, the London legal system -- featuring such characters as the lawyer Tulkinghorn, the claimants Lord and Lady Dedlock, and of course the whole law firm of Jarndyce & Jarndyce. Though lives come to an end all around it, the case goes on and on, finally concluding when (surprise!) all of the fortune has been devoured by legal fees. Included are forty plates by "Phiz," of which ten are "dark plates" made possible by a new procedure.~This set has most of the ads with which a "perfectly complete" set would have been equipped -- lacking only a total of eight leaves of terminal ads in Parts I, XIII, XVI and XVIII. It also has every leaf of every "Bleak House Advertiser" at the beginning of each part, and includes the often-missing "Village Pastor" leaflet of Part XV. The set does also lack some of the Household Words slips that were sometimes (but not always) inserted after a part's plates.~As for condition, the set is generally very good -- with wear on the spines (most spines ends are chipped away), and there is one short closed tear on Part I's front wrapper. There is no restoration or "improvement" or "sophistication" of the parts, in any way. The plates (all present) do exhibit browning in their margins, and some foxing that in some cases edges into the image. In all, quite a collectible set of BLEAK HOUSE, housed in a (somewhat worn) morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Hatton & Cleaver pp 273-304; Smith I pp 79-84.

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        Patrum Novae Bibliothecae

      Rome - Sacri Consilii Propagando Christiano Nomini, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Nine volumes depicting a variety of figures and saints of significant Roman Catholic standing throughout history and their teachings or gospels, including the Gospel of Luke and thetableau's of Saint Augustine. Includes a frontispiece portraitto Volume I of the Blessed Pope Pius IX (May 1792 February 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, the longest-reigning elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Also includes various plates and fold out plates throughout. Some of the plates depict Saint Augustine's tablets. Includes bookplates to the front pastedownfrom the Monastic Library of Saint Augustine's in Ramsgate, one of only four Benedictine monasteries in Great Britain. In Latin, with some sections written in Greek or with the page divided into the two. Condition: In rebound half vellum bindings with cloth boards. Externally,some wearparticularly to the spine with some loss to Volume's III, V and VI. Some marks to the boards andink librarymarkings to the spines of each. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some scattered spotting and dusting. Library bookplate and sleeves have been tipped into the front pastedowns and ink library stamps to the title page and last page of text of each volumes. One of the plates opposite the first page ofVolume IV is detached but present and a number of pages have been fixed. Overall Condition: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

      London - Francis and John Rivington, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition ofacollection of the Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke with an engraved portrait to frontispiece and a fascmile reproduction of a letterto volume one . In eight volumes complete. A new edition. With 'Correspondence' to volumes one and two, his 'Works' to volumes two to eight including speeches and letters and including his first published work A Vindication of Natural Society: A View of the Miseries and Evils Arising to Mankind. Edmund Burke PC (1729 - 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. Burke is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the Old Whigs, in opposition to the proFrench Revolution New Whigs, led by Charles James Fox. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern Conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism. In the English-speaking world, Burke is regarded by most political experts as the father of modern Anglo-conservatism. [citation needed] His liberal conservatism, which opposed governing based on abstract ideas, and preferred 'organic' reform, can be contrasted with the autocratic conservatism of Continental figures such as Joseph de Maistre. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Condition: Rebacked in calf bindings. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the occasional mark to boards. Front hinge strained to volume four. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight offsetting from frontispiece to title and with the odd slight mark to pages and the odd spot to some endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Eight (8) Volume Set

      London: Francis & John Rivington, 1852. Hardbacks: original full leather with elaborately decorated banded spines and gilt titles on morocco labels. Marbled endpapers and page edges. . Very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued.. Black and white frontispiece portrait of Burke in volume one. . Scarce early collection of documents of one of England's greatest members of Parliament. The set is attractively bound in its original full leather. Moderately edgeworn and rubbed with some light chipping at heads of spines. Previous owner's signature, dated 1883, on front endpapers of each volume. Hinges tight. Contents clean and very good.

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        Archive of Eight Original Signed Letters, TOGETHER WITH a Photographic Carte de Visite and Layard's 2 Volume Autobiography

      1852. A small ALS letter archive consisting of 8 letters by Sir Austen Henry Layard, Archaeologists & Diplomat and Excavator of Nineveh, dealing primarily with his time as a Member of Parliament. 8vo., a total of 20 pages, among others to Arthur Hamilton Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore who was Governor of Ceylon and Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as to various other correspondents. Written between 1852 and 1855 these letters shed light on Layard's political maneuvers and his colourful political career as M.P. and member of the cabinet. Layard's 2 volume work accompanies this archive to provide further background information. Title: Autobiography and Letters from his childhood until his appointment as H.M. Ambassador at Madrid. Edited by the Hon William N Bruce, with a chapter on his parliamentary career by the Rt Hon Sir Arthur Otway. London: John Murray, 1903. 2 Volumes. 8 vo. vii, 353; ix, 294 pages, with frontispiece to both volumes, 9 plates and 2 fold-out maps. Original publisher's brown cloth, with title to front board and spine. Minor foxing and wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition. Together with a photographic CDV Carte de Visite showing Layard in full length dress. The lot contained in an archival box for protection. " I am led to hope that notwithstanding some kind of presentiment to the contrary, I may be of a little note in my generation. It is, no doubt, a very mortifying thing to one who has given up every prospect in life as I have for politics to find some of the best years of my life thrown away. In this country it is difficult for a man who has not got a great fortune or a great party at this back, a great popularity, to secure a place in public life. I always felt during the struggles I had in Parliament that I should have to pay the penalty of trying to be independent & I have, therefore, no reason to complain ..." . Signed.

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        A Journey to the Tea Countries of China

      London,: John Murray, 1852.. Octavo, with two tinted lithographs (one frontispiece) and a third plate, engraved title-page, map, textual illustrations; a very good copy in the original decorative green cloth, bookplate. First edition, and scarce in the original cloth: a very attractive copy of this marvellous account of the botanist Robert Fortune's trip to China in 1847.Robert Fortune (1813-1880) was first sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. On that trip he spent four years abroad, experiencing pirate attack, shipwreck and entering the city of Loo-chow, then closed to Europeans, in Chinese disguise. He was responsible for the introduction to England of the kumquat, the double yellow rose, many varieties of tree peonies, azaleas and chrysanthemums. Buoyed by his success he visited China again in 1847 to collect tea plants on behalf of the East-India Company, successfully introducing tea to the Himalayas. In this volume, he gives an account of this second journey to China: "my object is to give a peep into the Celestial Empire, to show its strange hills and romantic valleys... and its strange and interesting people".Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 1056, 1089, etc. (other works by Fortune).

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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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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1852. 5 volumes, octavo (218 × 139 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpices, roll to turn-ins in blind, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookseller's small embossed library stamp to binder's front blank, a touch of rubbing to spines. An excellent set. Eighth edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF HIS MAJESTY KAMEHAMEHA III., KING OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, PASSED BY THE NOBLES AND REPRESENTATIVES AT THEIR SESSION, 1852

      Honolulu. 1852.. 88pp. Dbd. A few leaves at rear lightly tanned. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. This rare volume prints the full text of the newly- created Constitution and the laws passed in 1852 for the kingdom of Hawaii. The constitution, which was written by a three-man committee in 1851, revises the 1840 constitution and includes 105 articles, the first of which echoes the language of the American Declaration of Independence regarding human liberty. The 1852 Constitution heavily liberalized the structure of the Hawaiian government compared to the 1840 constitution, introducing new elements of democracy into the government and reducing the influence of the monarch in kingdom affairs. The text spells out the frame of government of the islands, including the powers of the King and his ministers, the legislature, governors, and the courts. Also included here are the session laws passed by the legislature in 1852, including a law removing the poll tax for women, the establishment of a fire department, several harbor and shipping regulations, a law relating to stallions, a prohibition from selling liquor on Sundays, and a law prohibiting the carrying of deadly weapons. Uncommon and quite interesting. FORBES 1868. JUDD, LAWS OF HAWAII, p.3. CARTER, p.108.

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        GÈographie du moyen Age, ÈtudiÈe par Joachim Lewelel

      Bruxelles,: Pilliet, 1852-1854-, 1857.. Four parts text bound in one volume, with epilogue and atlas volumes, the latter oblong folio; 18 plates (some folding) in the text volumes, 50 plates (see note) in the atlas volume, excellent impressions of all the plates; the three volumes differently bound: recent quarter morocco with green boards (text); early crimson pebbled cloth, a little frayed at spine (epilogue); modern half green morocco over marbled boards (atlas). First edition, with the full suite of lithographic plates, depicting any number of famous and important early maps, by a 'pioneer writer on cartography' (Tooley). This is one of the most important - and eccentric - early studies of the geography of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, and is only rarely seen complete with its folio atlas and the particularly uncommon epilogue volume of 1857.Lelewel's comprehensive intensive study of classical Greek, Latin and Arab sources, with each of the intricately engraved plates prepared by the author himself, includes the accounts of navigators, pilots and voyagers, and his scholarship makes it a significant source for cartography and the history of travel. The work is wide in scope, and whether Lelewel is discussing the foundations of modern Ptolemaic geography, the peregrinations of the Jewish scholar Benjamin of Tudele, or the great fourteenth-century Arab expeditions of Ibn Battuta, his synthesis of the field is magisterial.Lelewel was a Polish historian, educated at the Imperial University of Vilna. Although of Prussian descent, he became an ardent nationalist and his lectures on Polish history galvanised the country. One of the rebels of the November Uprising against the Russian authorities in 1830, he went into exile in Paris soon after the rebellion was suppressed, and was soon after forced to leave France for Brussels at the explicit request of the Russian Ambassador. A friend of Marx and Engels, he was a political agitator throughout his life.The plate count is complex, but the present example has the full complement. The folio atlas has 50 plates, as required: 49 are full page lithographs, while the remaining map (plate 47) is tipped on to the title-page, as instructed in the plate listing (this has caused some confusion among bibliographers; Howes, for example, lists "49" plates only). The question of the smaller plates for the text volumes has also been confused: Graesse calls for 12 plates, but the listing does not include the epilogue volume; Leclerc, who does notice the epilogue, calls for only 14 plates in total; Sabin does not list the smaller plates; and lastly, Howes lists 18 plates. This example with 18 & 50 plates, then, corresponds to the largest number of plates recorded by any of the bibliographers.Graesse, IV, p. 156; Howes, L249; Leclerc, 349; Sabin, 39978.

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        FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, ON SATURDAY THE 28th INSTANT...[caption title and first line of text]

      [Bladensburg, Md.?]. Aug. 31, 1852.. Broadside, 9 3/4 x 9 inches. Trimmed raggedy on left edge, affecting a few letters. Evenly tanned, minor soiling. Docketed on verso. About very good. Wanted poster for a runaway slave, posted by A. B. Berry of Prince George's County, Maryland, near Bladensburgh. Berry offers $50 for "a negro man named Jim, about 5 feet 6 inches high, bright mulatto, full suit of hair, no marks recollected. He is about 24 years of age, and has rather a down look when spoken to. He has a variety of clothing, which he took with him. Jim was raised by Dr. John Wootton, late of Prince George's co. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and return to me, or placing him in jail, so that I get him again." Albert B. Berry, of the milling firm Berry & Taylor, was active in financing the slave, cotton and speculating enterprises of the Old South. While slavery was common in Maryland, such wanted posters are usually from more southern locales. A rare and ephemeral piece.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva (Hardcover, six volumes)

      Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, 1852. Small quarto, six volumes. Contemporary green morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to spines and boards: borders of interwoven fillets, arabesques, and central illustration of a Jalap bindweed, six spine compartments, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. Near Fine. Spines slightly darkened, moderate foxing throughout (prominent at the plates), a few faint bruises at the front endpapers of a few volumes, and scattered discoloration of the page edge gilt. The first three volumes are authored by Michaux, with the full title, "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts, and Their Introduction into Commerce, to Which is Added, a Description of the Most Useful of the European Forest Trees." The last three volumes were authored by Nuttall, as "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California, as Wells as in Various Parts of the United States." Michaux's original three volumes were a result of ten years of research, illustrated with 156 colored copperplate engravings by the Route brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, and Pancrace Bessa, and were generally considered the authoritative text in the field upon its publication. Nuttall added 127 plates for his three volumes, making the two works united one of the most complete works on the subject, unparalleled in its production, descriptions, and illustrations. Sabin 48695. Nissen 1361.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Wyld’s New Plan of London

      London:, 1852. Map. Wood engraving, 54.5 x 95 cms, laid on linen as issued, original hand-colour, one or two small marks and stains, upper and lower margins trimmed to edge of printed area, folding into original blind-stamped brown cloth covers, neatly rebacked, dated 1852. Wyld’s map was engraved in 1851 for the Great Exhibition and was one of half a dozen maps of London exhibited there. The border is decorated with vignettes of important public buildings and attractions of interest to visitors to the Exhibition - including Wyld’s own Great Globe (at 40 ft diameter and 60 ft in height the largest ever constructed) in Leicester Square. The plate itself is unchanged: the date on the cover alone identifies the state. Hyde: Printed maps of Victorian London #25 (4).

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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