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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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        Basil: A Story of Modern Life

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 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 métier 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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1852. Folio. (17 x 13 3/4 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, contents list printed in red, black and gold, 73 hand- coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (1 double-page). Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. Modern red cloth box, morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to- west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 807; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey p.239

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES, &c

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852.. Chromolithographic title with large vignette; handcolored frontispiece of heights of principal mountains and lengths of principal rivers; contents list printed in red, black, and gold; seventy-three handcolored lithographic maps, charts, and city plans (one double-page). Folio, 17 x 13 3/4 inches. Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. In a modern red cloth box, morocco label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. Despite its title, the atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty-three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east- to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia round 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the right to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter, and hand- color the maps. PHILLIPS ATLASES 807. RISTOW, pp.311-13 (ref). RUMSEY 553.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        My Home in Tasmania, during a residence of nine years

      London: John Murray. 1852. Two volumes. 8vo; xiv, [ii], 274pp, [2pp book adverts], frontis, title-page vignette, 8 other illustrations (one full-page); vi, [ii], 276pp, frontis, title-page vignette, 7 other illustrations (one full-page). Original green blind-stamped cloth, somewhat faded, rebacked with the original spines laid down (these are quite browned); corners a little rubbed. Some light spotting, mostly early, horizontal crease across title-page of the first volume (a printer's fault), edges browned, a few signatures slightly proud. Owner's bookplate on the front paste-down endpapers. A good to very good set in (repaired) original binding. *** Ferguson 12506. .

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        POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged, With Notes and Illustrations [with,] Moore, Thomas, editor. THE LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged with Notes by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Jeffery, [et al]

      London: John Murray, 1852 and 1866. Together 2 volumes. The Complete and Copyright Edition of the ‘Works’, and the New and Complete Edition of the ‘Life’. The ‘Works’ with fine steel engraved portrait of Byron at age 19 and an engraved pictorial half-title with vignette of Newstead Abby, both engraved by Finden, and four pages of autograph facsimiles. The ‘Life’ with Finden engraved portrait, vignette half-title featuring a differing view of Newstead Abby and seven engraved plates being portraits and views. Royal 8vo, each volume very finely and uniformly bound in antique full forest-green calf, the covers with double gilt fillet rules at the borders, inner stippled border in blind and with floral corner-pieces, the spines separated into six compartments by gilt laced raised bands, three compartments fully gilt decorated in an overlapping scallop motif additionally gilt rolled and lined, two compartments with central gilt tools of a flower-and-thistle design bordered by a gilt scalloped frame, ruled and additionally tooled in gilt and with a small gilt star in each corner, the remaining compartment with red morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, additional gilt lettering at the tails, board edges gilt decorated, marbled end-papers and page edges. viii, [4], 827, [1]; xix, [1], 735 pp. A very handsome set, fine with only a bit of very minor spotting to the prelims, much less then typically found, the bindings showing only minor age, quite attractive. BRYON’S COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS handsomely presented in an elegant period binding, beautifully preserved inside and out. This is a very fine production of Byron’s great Romantic poetry printed in double column with in fine ruled margins. John Murray had a particular interest in Byron and is largely responsible for publishing and promoting the author, as this fine one volume collection attests. If not for Murray’s efforts, it may have taken Byron works years, if ever, to reach the same height of popularity and fame. Moore’s memoir of his friend Byron is one of the most famous literary biographies in English literature. "It was exactly the biography which that age required: by no means complete or entirely authentic, nor claiming to be so, but presenting Byron in the light in which contemporaries desired to regard him and in every respect a model of tact and propriety... the work will rank as a classic, even though its interest be less due to the efforts of Moore"s own pen than to the charm of the letters which he was the first to give to the world" (Richard Garnett in D.N.B.)

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        HMS "MÊander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail

      London,: Ackermann,, 1852.. Pair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm.; framed. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T.G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns. The first print shows the MÊander in the Pacific, shortening sail in heavy weather; the caption dates the events to 9 July 1850; in the second the ship is coming slowly to anchor in Rio de Janeiro, and the scene is dated 9 June 1851. Both prints are dedicated to Henry Keppel, and the ship's officers.Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) was a leading marine painter, and he had also studied naval architecture. He sailed on numerous expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage surveying the Barrier Reef, with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer, and on the Galatea with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Brierly joined Henry Keppel on H.M.S. MÊander after his voyage on the Rattlesnake and visited New Zealand, Tahiti and South America, returning to England in July 1851. A description of the voyage is given in Admiral Keppel's A Sailor's Life Under Four Sovereigns (London, 1899).

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        AN OVERLAND JOURNEY TO THE GREAT EXHIBITION

      Published by Chapman & Hall, 1852 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Doyle, Richard. Good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. A concertina style book, with beautiful hand coloured illustrations. Showing a few extra articles & visitors. New spine and corners. Foxing throughout. Delightfully coloured. One fold is nearly fully split, another has a neat tape repair. Cover edges are worn. [S]

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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First Edition. Edward Lear. 8vo. pp. XX, [4], 281, [1] With 21 sepia lithograph plates including 2 maps. Bound in publisher's blind stamped blue cloth; corners slightly bumped; re-backed preserving original gilt cloth spine - some wear, spots of discoloring, a couple letters faded. Endpapers are renewed in matching cream paper. Old inscription written on half title dated 1853; tiny date stamp on upper corner of title page; rear fly-leaf marked "National Library of Canada Seen by NLC." No other institutional markings. Scattered foxing - usually mild (heavier on verso blanks of some plates). The frontispiece map displays light but uniformly distributed foxing; 3-4 plates contain heavier spots of foxing - mostly marginal. A generally sound and attractive copy. Edward Lear (1812-1888) - English artist who is best known for the caricatures in his numerous nonsense books. Lear, however, was also an extensive traveler who produced illustrated accounts of his journeys. His journals in Southern Calabria contain not only beautiful landscape illustrations but also offer many interesting anecdotes concerning life in the Italian peninsula's southernmost province. [Abbey, Travel, 175; Lowndes p. 1328-29].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly. 2 volumes, 1852, first printings

      Boston: John P. Jewett. 1852. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1852, 2 volumes, bound in original embossed and gilt decorated brown cloth. Good+ to very good set. very good with some cloth restoration to spine ends, first volume with authograph sentiment from author mounted on pastedown, "Psalm 37.3, A Good motto for Life, Death & Eternity / Trust in the Lord and Do Good. From your wellwisher, H. B. Stowe, July 1, 1886" . The contents appear to have been washed, probably in the 1940s when this was purchased, and there is evidence of some straightening out of dog ears, folds and creases. Housed in cloth chemises and half morocco slipcase with richly gilded spines. Handsome set in better condition visually than it catalogs. . catalog10/12

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett Co., 1852. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1852 John P. Jewett TRUE FIRST EDITIONS/FIRST Printings in 2 Volumes as evidenced by the copyright page stating: " Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe" and "Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins" on the bottom of that page. No other printings designated on the title page and a **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** slip affixed to the 2nd ffep " Very truly yours, HB Stowe Feb. 2, 1869." A VG/VG set rebound in brown leather and marbled boards and new endpages. There are labels on the spines showing title/author and volume. Inside there is foxing and mild staining throughout but the text is clear and easily readable. The page ends on Vol. 1 are light and clean and the edges of Volume II are much darker which probably means they have been put together as a set but perhaps not? Either way a remarkable TRUE FIRST with an always RARE signature!.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852,, 1852. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 2 volumes., 16mo., pps. I 312, II 322. Illustrated with plates throughout. Internally clean. In unsigned but fine, sumptuous recent 'West End' style binding of full crushed brown morocco, boards heavily embossed in blind, five raised bands to spine, ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers with generous tooled margins, all edge gilt. A lovely copy. First Issue of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' with Hobbart and Robbins being the printers. BAL 19343.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin UK Edition

      H.G. Bohn, 1852. UK Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin, UK Edition. H.G. Bohn, 1852. An early UK Edition of one of the most notable books ever published. The novel's grim depictions of African-American life in slavery helped bring more support toward the anti-slavery cause and perhaps played a hand in starting the American Civil War. Published in same year as First Edition. Fine binding. 3/4 Leather with marble boards, end pages, and page edges. Minor rubbing and shelf wear. Binding starting to come loose at front hinge. Previous owner name on first blank page. Good condition.

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        Études sur la famille des Vespides. [Part] I. Monographie des guêpes solitaires ou de la tribu des euméniens comprenant la classification et la description de toutes les espèces connues jusqu'a ce jour, et servant de complément au manuel de Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau. [Part] II. Monographie des Guêpes sociales ou de la tribu des vespiens, ouvrage faisant suite à la monographie des guêpes solitaires. [Part] III. Monographie des fausses guêpes, ou de la tribu des masariens

      Genève et Paris, J. Cherbuliez, V. Masson, 1852 [1853]-1858. Three parts in two (text and atlas). Large 8vo. l, 286; 4, cxcix [i], 256; 352 [iii] pp. (and a loose errata leaf numbered xxiv, tipped in); 77 engraved plates with explanatory text leaves, of which 54 are nicely hand-coloured, drawn by Saussure himself, Nicoulaud, a.o. Uniform contemporary half calf with gilt titles on spines. Original printed front wrappers of volume I and the first two atlas volumes bound in.* Very rare monumental monograph on wasps that is seldom seen in a complete state. The work contains numerous descriptions and fine illustrations of new and little known species. Also several nests (often with cross-sections) are illustrated as is a schematic view of the phylogeny of the groups. Nissen quotes 78 plates, including "VI bis", but De Saussure in his instruction to the binders specifically calls for 77 plates as in this set and there is no mention of a VI bis plate. The collation of Horn-Schenkling is confusing and incorrect. The title on the spines is in English. Plates uncut. The text is rather foxed, and the coloured plates have a bit of foxing in the margins and some are more evenly toned. Bookplate pasted in on front. Some pencil marks in the text. Rebacked with the old spine mounted and with markings of removed tape on one of the volumes. Nevertheless in all a good set. Horn-Schenkling, 18922, 18927, 18929; Nissen ZBI, 3594.

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN;

      1852. [In Two Volumes.] Boston: John P. Jewett & Company / Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with front cover vignettes in gilt. First Edition, first issue (without mention of any "thousand" of copies on the title pages). The first printing consisted of 5000 copies, but within ten days that printing was sold and another 5000 copies (with "Tenth Thousand" on the titles) were printed; within six months the total was up to 120,000. ~Mrs. Stowe had been inspired to write this novel by the 1850 passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, in which "all good citizens" (Northern as well as Southern) were commanded to assist Federal agents in capturing runaway slaves and returning them to their masters. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN was first published serially in the abolitionist periodical "National Era," from June 1851 to April 1852; the author had originally intended to complete the work in a few issues, but strong public interest encouraged her to continue it for ten months. This book was published in March 1852, prior to the end of serialization, and quickly became a "runaway" sensation. Certainly this book, in combination with the Fugitive Slave Act, was a major catalyst of the American Civil War -- as Lincoln himself implied, when he met Mrs. Stowe.~This copy is in Blanck's binding "B," the standard cloth one with most ornamentation in blind but with the front cover vignettes in gilt; the cloth color is brown (black and purple were also used, without precedence). Binding "A" is in wrappers, and binding "C" is cloth with all ornamentation in gilt -- "sequence, if any, not established," though the deposit copy was in this binding "B."~The volumes have very slight wear at the spine ends (much less than usual -- often the spine ends are largely chipped away), and there is occasional light foxing within (as usual); a few gatherings stand slightly proud in Vol II, but the volumes remain tight. Though copies of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN are out there, we don't see many in this condition. Blanck 19343; Merle Johnson "High Spot" of American Literature -- though he says "These books are of such paramount historical importance that it is difficult to evaluate them as literature.

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        Ham's Five Views of the Gold Fields of Mount Alexander and Ballarat

      Melbourne,: Thomas Ham, 1852.. Oblong folio, with five tinted lithographic plates, each preceded by a page of letterpress commentary, original tissue guards; some very minor spotting but very -good, stitch-sewn in the original engraved pictorial wrapper, in very good original condition; in a specially made quarter calf burgundy solander case. An excellent copy of one of the best goldfields plate books, the earliest substantial pictorial record of the Victorian goldfields. Rare in any condition, this is a fine fresh copy in the original tinted wrappers. Three of the five full page lithographic plates have original hand tinting.David Tulloch arrived in Melbourne in 1848, and obtained work with Thomas Ham the publisher. His first drawings were used in the Illustrated Australian Magazine, a unique periodical that brought together a coterie of artist-engravers for the first time in the colony. The Magazine broke up, Ham commented in the last of three issues, because so many of his contributors had lit out for the gold fields, making this work by Tulloch a fascinating postscript to the demise of the journal.Considered to be some of Tulloch's best work, the scenes at the gold fields are well-suited to the large format (indeed, Wantrup comments that the work is recorded as being the 'first Victorian plate book published in a large format').The views are-1. Golden Point, Ballarat, 1851.2. Golden Point, Mt. Alexander.3. Commissioner's Tent & Officers' Quarters, Forest Creek, Decr. 1851.4. Great Meeting of Gold Diggers Decr. 15th, 1851.5. Forest Creek, Mt. Alexander.Wantrup , 253.

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        THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA

      1852. Good. DIETRICH, Dr., transl. by Leopold WRAY. THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA. Guben: F. Fechner [n.d. ca. 1852]. 39 pp. 12mo., Rebacked, flyleaves lacking, gilt and green decorated paper covered boards with swan vignette on rear cover. Very good, light rubbing to boards, minor corner wear. Housed in a custom three flap red cloth folding box. (illustrations of African slaves in Havana).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Child's History of England

      Bradbury & Evans 1852 - First editions, first issues. 6 1/4" x 5". Original brick red ribbed cloth, gilt lettering on spines and gilt vignette of mother and child reading on each front cover. Frontispiece plate by F. W. Topham in each volume. Marbled edges and matching endpapers. First state ads in vols. I and III and no page number on page ix in vol. I. Fine, fresh. Enclosed in a green cloth box with tan leather gilt stamped label. Originally sold by Charles Sessler, Philadelphia, with their description laid in. No signatures or bookplates. The freshest and finest set we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Autograph letter signed, 3-sides 8vo, to her cousin Charles [Burrard]:

      " I have a little private communication to make to you.....which will I am sure give you pleasure. Much to my surprise at receiving by this days post a very handsome letter from Lord Derby, to acquaint me that at his recommendation the Queen has been pleased to place me on the Civil list for a pension of £200 pr.an......Is that not some thing to be thankful for? - & indeed I am so ". She continues by saying that she needs two trustees for the pension and asks Charles if he is prepared to be one "will you dear Charles.........Ld. Derby's communication being marked private - as it may perhaps be some time before the matter gets into the press., I do not mean to make it known to any but yourself & Laura, Sir George & Mrs. Roche & the Warters. I do not think I shall long burthen the Civil list but I am certainly something better than I was - & if it please God to prolong my life beyond this year - This opportune help will make the downward way all the smoother.....". Buckland, Friday night, n.d. [ but 1852 ]. Laid down by the blank side of the conjugate leaf to a page from the album of Miss Maria Burrard., a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand at the head of the first leaf "Mrs. Southey (Caroline Bowles)". With, laid down to the reverse of the leaf, two other autograph pieces, one being an autograph note (or upper ¾ of a letter) unsigned from FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910; hospital reformer) to a Mrs. Hillier : "Mrs. Smith is so good as to say that you will go with me to Edinburgh where I am obliged to go tomorrow on business. I start very early - and I think you had better come here tonight to sleep....please bring a week's things." . 30 Old Burlington Street, Friday, no date. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand between the address & the commencement of the letter "Florence Nightingale" .

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        HORN'S OVERLAND GUIDE, FROM THE U.S. INDIAN SUB-AGENCY, COUNCIL BLUFFS, ON THE MISSOURI RIVER, TO THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO, IN CALIFORNIA

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton, 1852.. 83,[1],18pp. plus large folding map. 16mo. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth a bit faded and worn. Ex-Essex Institute Library, with their bookplate on front pastedown, blindstamp on titlepage, and paper label on spine. Front free endpaper torn. A few text leaves wrinkled or creased, faint tideline along lower edge of text leaves. Overall, in about very good condition. In a cloth clamshell box, gilt morocco label. One of two issues of the first edition of the "best handbook for the central route available at the time" (Howes). This is the issue with the "opinions of the press" on page 5, and the longer pagination of the main text. Hosea Horn was an Iowa lawyer who travelled the routes himself and produced this detailed overland guide, the most popular and best-known of its day. The text consists of a lengthy list of "Notable Places, Objects and Remarks" and follows the trail in a detailed, step-by-step fashion, with mileage charts, distance between places, etc. The map was executed by Colton and shows the entire central route, with all the cut-offs, marked in red. "Especial importance attaches to this work from the fact that it was one of the few guides which actually measured and described much of the route traversed. Horn had personally been over all the 'cut-offs' and he prepared what is possibly the most exact account of the 'Overland Trail' which has come down to us" - Eberstadt. "One of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured" - Streeter. WAGNER-CAMP 214. COWAN, p.292. GRAFF 1952. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 221. HOWES H641, "b." KURUTZ 343b. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 105. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 751. SABIN 33021. STREETER SALE 3170. HOWELL 50:529. EBERSTADT 115:1050. MINTZ 238.

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        THE STORY OF NELL GWYN

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). Hardcover. Splendid Bindings Standing Out (and Very Tall)Among the Many Extra-Illustrated Copies of "Nell". 286 x 191 mm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN BLIND AND GILT, covers with delicate gilt border of palmettes and floral sprays, central panel ruled in gilt, with blind-tooled decorative rolls on either side of the fillet, obliquely set gilt cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments enclosed by single gilt fillet, with large gilt fleuron centerpiece framed by intricate blind tooling, wide turn-ins with multiple gilt rules and square fleuron at corners and in the middle of each side, top edges gilt. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 115 PLATES, two of these in color and two double-page, most of these portraits of Nell, Charles II, and other luminaries of Restoration England, the remainder being views of important structures, including palaces. Each leaf of text in a window mount and with a ruled ink frame (a number of the plates, depending upon their size, also with such rules). Occasional light offsetting from plates, isolated spots of faint foxing, the most trivial hints of wear at corners, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN AND FRESH INTERNALLY, AND IN A SPARKLING BINDING. This is a very handsomely bound and extensively extra-illustrated copy of the biography of Eleanor ("Nell") Gwyn (1650-87), an orange-seller and actress who became the most famous of Charles II's mistresses. Despite being illiterate, she was a successful comedienne, and she meant so much to the king that he is reported to have said on his deathbed, "Don't let poor Nelly starve." She died of apoplexy only two years after the king. The "grangerizing" has been done here with great care: all leaves of the book and the accompanying plates are mounted in a frame of heavy stock, which has the double benefit of giving the text stately margins and of increasing the size of the book block to accommodate larger plates. Our binding is executed with notable taste and skill, and is too good to be unsigned. Probably done in the middle third of the 20th century, it could well be the work of Bayntun. This biography is not a rare book, but it is almost always seen in volumes that are considerably smaller.

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        Ancient Irish Minstrelsy

      Hodges and Smith, Dublin 1852 - First Edition. Rare. A collection of Irish poems known as Ossianic or Fenian. xxviii, 292pp, followed by advertisements. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Blind stamped decoration surrounded by blind borders to front and back boards. Minor wear to extremities. Slight foxing to half title. Very light markings to front and back paste downs. Overall very clean inside and out, with good tight binding. Very good + [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings

      London,: Dickinson Brothers, circa, 1852.. Large folio, 4 pp. (title and text) and nine images on eight coloured lithograph plates; original printed wrapper with red cloth backstrip, preserved in a solander case. One of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century. This is a beautiful copy of the rare coloured issue, complete in the original illustrated wrappers.The superb handcoloured lithographs are by the naval commander Richard Aldworth Oliver. Oliver (1811-1889) commanded the HMS Fly on survey voyages of New Zealand and Pacific waters between 1847 and 1851, including acting as escort to Selwyn's schooner Undine to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides in 1849. It was during these voyages that he observed the Maori people first-hand and recorded the New Zealand and New Caledonian landscape for this publication. His personal observations of New Zealand during 1848-9 are also recorded in a manuscript journal, in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, London.The suite of views and portraits prepared by Oliver for the publication include "Chief Te Rangihaeta", "A Korero", "A Tangi (at Motoneka)", "The Falls of Kirikiri", "A Stranger's House (Houraki Pah)", "Half Castes of Pomare's Pah (Bay of Islands)", "Puebo (New Caledonia)" and portraits of two boys Harry Bluff and Johnny, who were 'half-castes, probably the children of whalers'.There were two issues of the work: a tinted issue and this rarer handcoloured version, which was issued at the substantial price of two guineas. Evidently the high price kept sales low, as an inserted slip (present in this copy) states: 'In consequence of the Subscription list for Capt. Oliver's work on New Zealand being not yet sufficiently filled with names, it is considered expedient to postpone bringing out more Parts of the work, until the number of names should be increased'.This was Oliver's only printed work, although a large number of his watercolour views and portraits survive in New Zealand institutional collections. Hocken and Bagnall date the book 1852, as does Abbey, while the BMC dates it 1853.Bagnall, 4339; Hocken, p. 167; Tooley, 349.

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        Skånska herregårdar.

      På bokhandlaren C. W. K. Gleerups förlag, Lund, 1852-1863. Tvär 4:o. (538) s. 73 + 5 vackra litografier av Fr. Richardt. Vackert mycket rikt dekorerat helskinnband med helt guldsnitt (G Hedberg). De första 20 sidorna med stor fläck i marginalet och lite in på texten. Övriga inlagan med lätta åldersfläckar. Bandet mycket lätt skavd.. Ett vackert och komplett verk av Skånes Herregårdar inklusive tillägg och rättelser. De 5 extrabladen är på Glimmingehus och är oftast inte med men här är de medbundna

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        Análisis Lógica y Gramatical de la Lengua Española, por Don Juan Calderón. Segunda edición corregida y anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros, Inspector General de Instrucción Primaria. [Junto con:] Gramática de la Lengua Castellana, destinada al uso de los Americanos. Por Don Andrés Bello, miembro de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades y de la Facultad de Leyes de la Universidad de Chile. Nueva edición anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros. [Junto con:] Fundamento del Vigor y Elegancia de la Lengua Castellana, expuesto en el propio y vario uso de las partículas, por Don Gregorio Garcés. Preceden a esta obra las Observaciones Críticas sobre la Excelencia de la Lengua Castellana, por Don Antonio Capmany. Segunda edición, con notas Por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros. Tomo Primero [y Tomo Segundo]

      Madrid, Imprenta de A. Vicente, calle de Lavapiés, número 10, 1852 [y] Madrid, Imprenta de la Bibloteca Económica de Educación y Enseñanza, Calle de Cervantes, 38, cuarto bajo, 1853 [y] Madrid, Imprenta y Estereotipia deManuel Rivadeneyra, Salón del Prado, número 8, 1852-1853. Un volúmen en 4to.; 96 pp + 4 hs., VII-278 pp., 1 h. + VIII pp., 2 hs., 272 pp. + 3 hs., 216 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época.

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        [On Horizon Ring: Improved Globe, Boston. / Manufactured By Gilman Joslin. Corrected To Date. Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1852, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York

      Boston, 1852. No Binding. Very Good. 16 inches in diameter; 39 inches total height. Victorian parlor dark-stained oak tripod stand with shaped supports above central baluster standard on cabriole legs ending in snake feet; excellent condition with a few minor repairs with original finish. Globe with calibrated nickel-plated hour circles at the north and south poles, mounted within a calibrated full nickel-plated meridian. Horizon ring decorated with an engraved paper calendar and zodiac, somewhat age-darkened and with wear. Globe with vibrant original wash coloring. Condition: Rich original varnish surface with a warm, quite bright patina; scattered minor toning, wear, abrasions, small cracks, all professionally restored, still excellent overall. A very handsome, American floor globe in its original Victorian parlor oak stand. Though originally issued in 1852, the globe was extensively updated by Gilman Joslin to suggest an actual date of issue in the 1870s. Notable in this regard, the globe shows the path of the transatlantic cable, first laid in 1858 and improved in 1866. Also, Nevada (admitted 1864), Nebraska (1867), and Colorado (1876) are all shown as states. Likewise, Australia shows updated political divisions: Queensland is separate from New South Wales, and both North Australia and Alexandra Land appear. Canadian provinces have been similarly updated. Very interesting is clear evidence on the globe of the penetration of the African interior by some of the great English explorers of the latter half of the 19th century. Both lakes Victoria, discovered 1858, and Albert, discovered 1864, are shown and named. Explorations along the interior parts of the Congo (also Zaire) River are also in evidence. Geographical regions and political divisions throughout are set off by color in tones of green, dark pink, light pink, blue, with some outlined in red. The globe was originally designed and issued by Charles Copley (fl. 1843-69), a map and globe publisher and engraver working in Brooklyn, New York. He is well known for his sea charts, published by Charles Copley and Sons in the mid 19th century. In 1852, he copyrighted this globe along with a16-inch celestial globe and received a gold medal for them at the Fair of the American Institute in New York in the same year. In the 1870s and 1880s, Copley's globes were revised and reissued by the prominent Boston globe maker, Gilman Joslin, and also by the Franklin group. Dekker, Elly and van der Krogt, Peter.Globes from the Western World. London: Zwemmer, 1993. pp. 126, 140, 176; How to Use a Globe, Joslin's Terrestrial and Celestial Globes/ Joslin's Hand-book to the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes. Gilman Joslin& Son, Manufacturers and Dealers, 5 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts: [n.d., but c. 1890], pp. 3-4; Warner, Deborah Jean. "The Geography of Heaven and Earth," Rittenhouse Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise, Vol. 2, No. 3. 1987. pp. 100-103;Yonge, Ena L. A Catalogue of Early Globes, Library Series No. 6. American Geographical Society: 1968. pp. 37-38.

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        LINDISFARNE GOSPELS WITH LEATHER COVER (DAS BUCH VON LINDISFARNE MIT LEDEREINBAND) Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition of 8th Century

      Faksimile Verlag Luzern. New. Hardcover. <p>Lindisfarne Gospels, 8th Century - British Library, London, Cotton MS Nero D. Iv</p><p>The Victorian binding In 1852, Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham, donated a fortune to provide the manuscript with a binding in keeping with its dignity. This masterpiece of Victorian book art and goldsmith&#39;s work is faithfully reproduced for a small number of copies of the Lindisfarne Gospels facsimile edition. The frame of the two covers is made of silver. The decorative plates applied to the Victorian binding were formed of tin and silver-based alloys and partly covered with a fine layer of gold. The embroidery in the spine also forms part of the faithful replica of this binding</p><p>The bright colours of Celtic Art </p><p>A scriptorium on holy ground </p><p>There is a small spit of land on the coast of Northumbria called &#39;Holy Island&#39;, on which around 635 AD the monastery of Lindisfarne was founded. In the beginning it was still under the famous Abbey Iona, but then developed rapidly into a monastic centre in immediate proximity to the royal residence of the Northumbrian Kings. On the peninsula surrounded by stormy water, outstanding artists and writers found the necessary inner poise and inspiration to decorate the holy texts of the Gospels to make them true masterpieces of early mediaeval book production. </p><p>In honour of Saint Cuthbert </p><p>Already in his lifetime and still today, Cuthbert was and is a highly venerated saint. He lived as a hermit near the abbey before he became bishop of Lindisfarne, but soon returned to being a recluse. In two of his vitae, the famous scholar the Venerable Bede tells us of Cuthbert&#39;s working of wonders and idealistic life style. Only a few years after his death on March 20th 687, Cuthbert was canonised. His brothers had the wish to create a particularly splendid gospel in memory of the saint: the Lindisfarne Gospels. This pious wish gave rise to a unique masterpiece of book production. The monks venerated the gospel like a relic. Art historians and palaeographers see in its unfathomable wealth a foundation for further art development in the Occident. Linguists find in it the oldest translation from Latin into ancient English, and the curators of the British Library keep it as a national treasure. </p><p>The best-preserved Gospel Book of its time </p><p>Despite of its age of almost 1300 years, the Lindisfarne Gospels is in an extremely good state of preservation and world wide, it is even the only completely preserved evangeliary from the isles. On 259 folios in the format of 340 x 245 mm, made of the most carefully prepared vellum, it contains the Latin text of the Four Gospels according to the Vulgate version of St. Jerome. Each Gospel opens with an introductory explanation, a summary of chapters and a calendar containing the liturgical feast days. In addition, three prefaces, led by St. Jerome&#39;s letter to Pope Damasus, precede the text. A series of sumptuously decorated canon tables, for the first time stretching over 16 pages, solemnly opens up the book. </p><p>The manuscript and its masters </p><p>Monk Eadfrith, who was made bishop of Lindisfarne shortly after Cuthbert&#39;s canonisation, is not only to be thanked for the complete copy of the gospel text in a particularly beautiful insular majuscule, but also for the entire illumination of the book. Besides Eadfrith, an inscription in the Lindisfarne Gospels from the 10th century names his later successor Æthelwald as bookbinder, and Billfrith the hermit was the goldsmith who executed the ornamenting of the book&#39;s binding. Hence we know more about the production of this work than we would about most other mediaeval manuscripts. </p><p>Unique decoration: the carpet pages </p><p>Five extraordinary carpet pages present the whole range of insular ornaments in all their breathtaking wealth of form and colour. Thanks to their bright contours, the cruciforms skilfully inserted in the overall composition protrude clearly from the dense interlace in the background. </p><p>The Cross-carpet pages preceding each gospel and another one at the beginning of the book are combined with an equally richly ornamented incipit page. The large decorative initials stretch over the whole page, and the flowing ornaments and patterns with which they are filled down to the smallest detail blend with the following letters into elaborate monograms. Furthermore, over 200 fully coloured majuscules, partly outlined with red dots, structure the whole text. </p><p>A fusion of insular and Mediterranean art </p><p>In the canon tables and portraits of the evangelists in the Lindisfarne Gospels, influences of the Mediterranean and Celtic cultures blend into a unique masterpiece of insular book production. Thus the text of the evangeliary, which goes back to a model from the area around Naples, is represented in a majuscule script characteristic for the insular culture and decorated in the Hiberno-Saxon style. Besides Mediterranean influences, the portraits of the four evangelists also show typical insular traits. The fusion of the two art styles is, however, most impressively exemplified in the classical arcades of the canon tables bearing insular ornament and interlace. </p><p>Victorian book binding and goldsmith&#39;s work </p><p>During the reign of Henry VIII, the manuscript was robbed of its binding which, in its shining splendour, might have been reminiscent of a relic shrine. To benefit the dignity of the manuscript, in 1852 Bishop Maltby of Durham donated a precious new binding, the decorative ornaments of which are directly inspired by the insular formal vocabulary. </p><p>The facsimile edition </p><p>The facsimile edition consists of the facsimile volume and an expert commentary. The edition is limited to 980 copies world-wide. The manuscript covering 518 pages is reproduced true to the original and in all detail. For a maximum of 290 copies of the facsimile edition a faithful reproduction of the Victorian binding with all decorative stones will be made. The remaining copies will be available in the same neutral light leather binding that was used for the facsimile edition of the Book of Kells. This listing is for the leather bound edition. </p><p>The commentary volume </p><p>The expert commentary is comprised of two volumes in which Dr. Michelle Brown, curator of the Manuscript Department of the British Library, provides a detailed description of her latest findings about the codex and the new dates. Numerous detailed studies have ensured the complete reconstruction of the manuscript. </p><p>Documentation Kit </p><p>A documentation folder containing three full-sized leaves from the facsimile edition and an illustrated 16-page information brochure is available for information upon request. </p> .

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields. Collectible - Very Good. 16mo. hardcover Hardcover, 1852. First Edition. First Printing, with "lifed" for "lifted" on p.21. 256pp. With 6 engraved plates, including frontispiece, all tissue-guarded. Bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped decoration on the panels and gilt lettering on the side. Spine sunned, edges lightly so. Extremities are chipped and beginning to peel. Yellow endpapers. Hinges are strong. The textblock is somewhat tender, but intact. A few spots of foxing on the fore edge. Pages themselves are clean. Previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown, and previous owner signature dated Jan. 1st 1852 on the front endpaper. Hawthorne&#39;s classic work of Greek mythology, adapted into children&#39;s stories. Includes "The Gorgon&#39;s Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Chimaera," and more. Comes protected in a blue clamshell case with red leather title label. [BAL 7606] Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. TWO VOLUMES

      A. Fullarton and Co. London. 1852, 1852-01-01. 3/4 Morocco. Very Good. Royal Octavo, contemporary 3/4 green morocco gilt with introduction by Baron Cuvier and brief life of Goldsmith by Washington Irving. Two volumes 536,541 pgs., marbled endpapers and edges, 72 hand colored prints (you can find these selling for $30-50 each). A little rubbing to extremities, otherwise very good. Additional pictures upon request and please email any questions.

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        THE QUEEN OF THE TWELFTH-CAKES; A CHRISTMAS TALE FOR CHILDREN. BY THE AUTHOR OF "THE LITTLE FIR TREE," 1852

      Dedicated to the children of the Rev.. T.L. Claughton, Christmas, 1852. 8vo., 23 manuscript pages in holograph, with hand-illustrated (in ink and India white) wrappers, title page and frontispiece, all of which are mounted to a plain white stock. Front and rear wrappers rubbed with slight smearing of the illustrations, else very good. The frontispiece is an elaborate drawing signed in ink "Edward Bradley, Xmas, 1852. Bound in later full morocco with title in gilt on the spine. The Rev. Edward Bradley, "Cuthbert Bede", 1827-1890, was educated at Durham University; and ordained in 1850. He contributed regularly to Punch and other periodicals; was author of ADVENTURES OF MR. VERDANT GREEN, AN OXFORD FRESHMAN, illustrated by the author, London, 1853; PHOTOGRAPHIC PLEASURES, PORTRAYED WITH PEN AND PENCIL, London, 1855, (he was known to have been the first to satirize photography); TALES OF COLLEGE LIFE, London, 1856; and many other titles including FAIRY FABLES, by Cuthbert Bede, with illustrations by Alfred Crowquill, London, 1858, containing a collection of five stories including both THE QUEEN OF THE TWELFTH CAKES - thus the illustrations in this manuscript, which were accomplished presumably by the author are unpublished and unique.

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        Bleak House

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1852. Twenty parts in nineteen, original wrappers, now housed in two morocco boxes with raised bands, spines in six panels each with double fillet frame, title and author to second panel, &#39;original parts&#39; to third and volume number to fourth with date to foot all in gilt. Wrappers generally slightly chipped and worn, some rebacked, slightly soiled, corners worn, internally the plates are oxidised and browned, text lightly browned with occasional soiling. The lid to the first box has been repaired. Part One - Upper wrapper chipped with loss to bottom r/h corner, pages 1-32, two plates, lacking pages 23/24 of the &#39;Bleak House Advertiser&#39; and (1) and (2) of the rear ads; Part Two - Pages 32-64, two plates, lacks Household Words slip; Part Three - Pages 65-96, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and all rear ads; Part Four - Pages 97-128, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and (1) and (3) of the rear ads; Part Five - Pages 129-160, two plates, lacks four pages of the Bleak House Advertiser, the slips and all rear ads; Part Six - Pages 161-192, two plates, with all ads; Part Seven - Pages 193-224, 2 plates, all front ads but lacks four pages of (6) and (7) and (8); Part Eight - Pages 225-256, two plates, lacks all ads to front but with (7) and (8) from Part Six bound in at front, and lacks (3) to rear; Part Nine - Pages 257-288, one plate, all ads complete; Part Ten - Pages 289-320, three plates, all ads complete; Part Eleven - Pages 321-352, two plates, front ads complete but lacks (1), (3) and (5) from rear ads; Part Twelve - Pages 353-384, two plates, all ads complete; Part Thirteen - Pages 385-416, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fourteen - Pages 417-448, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fifteen - Pages 449-480, two plates, (2) and (3) of the rear ads have slight loss to corner; Part Sixteen - Pages 481-512, two plates, lacks (1) to rear ads; Part Seventeen - Pages 513-544, two plates, all ads complete; Part Eighteen - Pages 545-576, two plates, lacks pages 3-6 of front ads, lacks (2) and (3) of rear ads and Part Nineteen/Twenty - Pages 577-624, xvi, four plates, lacking front slip and (2) from rear ads. (Numbers attributed to advertisements are from Hatton and Cleaver). Hatton and Cleaver 275-304. First Edition. Paper Wrapper. Good. Illus. by Browne, H.K. (Phiz). 8vo.

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        Exploration And Survey Of The Valley Of The Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including A Reconnoissance OF a New Route Through The Rocky Mountains Senate Special Session, March 1851, Executive No. 3

      First Edition by Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia: 1852. Very good+ 3/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather replacement of back strip which with a gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with three prior owner&#39;s book plates tipped-in on the front end sheets; and, with pencil notations on the title page. Scattered light foxing throughout. 487 pages including an index, text and tables. The primary text by Captain Stansbury is illustrated with a frontispiece, 34 tinted, lithographic plates (two of which fold-out) and the fold-out "Fac simile of a part of a map of North America" originally done in 1710. The appendices, written by others in Stansbury&#39;s party, are illustrated with 23 black and white plates of reptiles, insects, plants and paleontology. A portion or part of Plate IV listed in the contents under Paleontology illustrating Pleurotomaria coronula and Euomphalus subplanus is missing (and probably never bound-in). The two large, fold-out maps which are often found in a separate volume are, in this case, bound-in and are both in excellent condition the last of which has a small 1/2" closed tear at the margin. Considered quite scarce" by Howes (Howes, S-884; Graff, 3947; Sabin, 90372; Wagner-Camp, 219; Wheat, 764 & 765) An extremely attractive volume with restoration work to the binding saving the original marbled paper covers and leather corners.

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        THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES

      New York & Boston. 1852-1856.. Two volumes. xii,100; iv,96pp. Frontispiece portrait in each volume plus a total of ninety-six chromolithographed plates. Quarto. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels, t.e.g. Occasional light foxing. Overall a very good, tall set, with nice ample margins. The most beautiful American work on fruits produced in the 19th century, illustrated with ninety-six beautiful chromolithographed plates by the firm of William Sharp of Boston. Hovey was a nurseryman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a leading writer on horticultural topics. The book was originally issued in parts, from 1847 to 1856, and is considered complete in two volumes with ninety-six plates. The ninety- six varieties of fruit described include fifty-three pears, twenty apples, seven cherries, seven peaches, six plums, and three strawberries. Hovey describes the work in terms of national prestige: "There is a national pride, too, which I feel in the publication of a work like this; and that is, that the delicious fruits which have been produced in our own country, many of them surpassed by none of foreign growth...will be here beautifully depicted...." Daniel McGrath states: "In 1852, there was published simultaneously in Boston and New York the first use of chromolithography in an American book. In Hovey&#39;s THE FRUITS OF AMERICA there are 96 plates that in gentle gradations of tone put our chromolithographers in the same class with those of England." OAK SPRING POMONA 61. McGRATH, p.112. BENNETT, p.59. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 20.

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        A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans

      London: Taylor and Francis for the author [1852]-1854. Folio. 52 hand-colored lithographs (one uncolored) after Edward Lear, John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart. Contemporary green morocco gilt. All edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. Second edition, revised and expanded, of Gould&#39;s first monograph, originally issued in three parts in 1833, 1834 and 1835. This new edition contains 18 new plates, not included on the first edition. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould&#39;s works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould&#39;s unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the &#39;bird-stuffer&#39;] by the Zoological Society, Gould&#39;s fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society&#39;s museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould&#39;s friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called &#39;Gould plates&#39;. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the &#39;rough sketches&#39; he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET. Anker 170; "Fine Bird Books" (1990) p. 101; Nissen 378; Sauer 19; Wood p. 365; Zimmer, p. 259. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com .

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      London: John Van Voorst. G : in Good condition in original cover. Heavily rubbed with chipping to head and tail of backstrip. Lower outer corner of page 16 torn away [no text loss]. Contemporary ink inscriptions in English and Arabic on front endpapers with sketches of birds. 1852. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 114pp including 6pp catalogue. 4 tinted lithographed illustrations. .

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        Cours complet d´économie politique pratique. Ouvrage destiné a mettre sous les yeux des hommes d´état, des propriétaires fonciers et des capitalistes,...et en général de tous les citoyens, l´économie des sociétés

      Paris, Guillaumin et Cie.1852.. 3me. éd. augmentée de notes par Horace Say, son fils. 2 vols. gr.-8°. VII, 672; 624 S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. 1 Rückenkante geringf. eingerissen. Tit. gestemp. Leimschatten a. Vors. Sauberes, gut erhaltenes Expl. Dritte Ausgabe, posthum von seinem Sohn herausgegeben. - Say (1767-1832), gilt als Begründer der klassischen Politischen Ökonomie in Frankreich. Sein zweites Hauptwerk "Cours complet d&#39;economie politique practique" erschien erstmals 1828-29, eine deutsche Übersetzung erst 1845. - "It is the reproduction of the course of lectures given at the &#39;Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers&#39;. J. B. Say is usually ranked, with A. Smith and Ricardo, amongst the fathers of economic science. He was in the true sense of the world the leader of a school - of the liberal and optimistic school, the influence of which was so great in France, particularly during three quarters of a century" (Palgrave III, 357).

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        ZOTEI DAI NIHON KOKUGUN YOCHI ROTEI ZENZU]

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

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        Natural-historia för hemmet och skolan.

      Beskrifningar och afbildningar af föremål utur alla naturens riken. Efter tillförlitliga källor bearbetad. Med öfver 400 kolorerade figurer. Sthlm, N. Marcus, (1852)-53. Tvär-folio. (2),101 s. & XXXIV handkolorerade litograferade plr. Två samtida trevliga men ngt nötta gröna klotryggbd med marmorerade pärmpapper. Pärmhörnen stötta. Atlasdelen loss i främre innerfals. Texten lagerfläckig i början och på slutet. Några småfläckar och vissa planscher aningen bruntonade. Plansch XXXIII ngt beskuren nedtill. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Utgavs i fyra häften. Atlasdelen utgörs av färglagda litografier efter utländsk förlaga. Dal skriver: "Koloreringen är utförd med [förläggaren]Huldbergs egen metod, lika dålig som alltid; skogssnäppan är grön och ejdern har ljusblå vingar. Några av planscherna bjuder på egenartade sammanställningar av djur och natur, på plansch XIX avbildas t.ex. guldfasan, kalkon, vaktel, duva, struts, kasuar och den utdöda dronten tillsammans i ett ökenlandskap med en palm."

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE FENELON, ARCHEVEQUE DE CAMBRAI, 10 TOMES

      J. Leroux et Jouby - Gaume et Cie, Paris 1852 - RO40233611: 10 tomes d'env. 700-800 pages chacun. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome I (portrait). Illustré de nombreux fac-similés e noir et blanc sur planches dépliables en frontispice du tome X. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Dos des tomes I, VI, VII et X très abîmés, avec manques. Annotations sur les 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de garde ou de titre. Nombreuses pages non coupées. (Rare) Précédées de son Histoire littéraire, par M. *** (Directeur au Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice). Terminé par une Histoire de Fénelon par le Card. de BAUSSET. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage pittoresque en Suisse en Savoie et sur les Alpes

      Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, Paris 1852 - In-4 de 560pp. Percaline d'éditeur vert antique ; dos à 4 nerfs richement ornés de caissons, filets, pièce de titre dorés. Décor à froid sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Gardes blanches moirées. Première édition. 24 gravures hors texte dont 8 colorées illustrant des costumes régionaux et 16 en noir illustrant des paysages. Dessins et gravures par ROUARGUE frères. Rousseurs d'usage. Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        L'Album, giornale letterario e di belle arti. XIX anno.

      Tip. delle Belle Arti., Roma. 1852 - In 4°, m. pelle, pp. 416 con numerose pregevoli inc. Contiene anno, completo , 1852. Macchie di ex umidità sulle prime/ultime pp.

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

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

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        Illustrations of the Five Senses, by "Phiz."

      Grant & Griffith London: Grant & Griffith, 1852. Oblong quarto. (5)ff. Five hand-colored plates show comical urchins demonstrating the senses. "Seeing" shows two boys peering into a box-shaped peep-show at a fair while the proprietor says, "Now then gents, open your eyes, blow your precious noses, and don't breathe on the glass." In the original printed wrappers, which are illustrated with caricatures of the five senses to the front cover. Skillfully rebacked, with a few marginal paper repairs, else a fine copy housed in a handsome chemise and box. A.e.g.

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        Recueil de thèse de médecine (ayant appartenu à Pierre Foissac)

      Grand in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l époque, dos lisse orné, titre gravé. Exemplaire de Pierre Foissac avec son monogramme en queue. De nombreuses thèses lui dont dédicacées. On trouve reliés à la suite : AMBROISE TARDIEU : Voiries et cimetières (thèse d'agrégation), J.-B. Baillière, 271 pages. FRANCOIS-AMILCAR ARAN : Thèse sur cette question des morts subites (thèse d'agrégation), Faculté de Médecine de Paris, 1853, 82 pages. Très rare thèse de l un des plus grands neurologues de la première moitié du XIX° siècle. M. HERARD : De l influence des maladies aigues fébriles sur les règles et réciproquement (Paris, Imprimerie Martinet, 1852), 60 pages. Bel envoi de Hérard à Foissac. Tiré à part extrait des Actes de la Société Médicale des Hôpitaux de Paris. A.-N GENDRIN : De l influence des ages sur les maladies (thèse d'agrégation), Germer Baillière, 1840, 108 pages. A. P. REQUIN : De la spécificité dans les maladies (thèse thèse d'agrégation), Germer Baillière, 1851, 72 pages. Très bel exemplaire sans rousseurs, les coupes sont frottées et les coins du premier plat fortement émoussés Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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