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

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

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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        The Theory of the Common Law

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

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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      Bradbury and Evans London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (the text had appeared in "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1851). 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. 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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        La sacra bibbia secondo la volgata tradotta in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarata da monsignore antonio martini. firenze, presso angelo usigli, 1852.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

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

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

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

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        Vandringar genom verlden och naturen.

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

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

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

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. Bind 1-2.

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

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        Averroes et l'Averroïsme. Essai historique.

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

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        Aksillisæt innuin nunejnnit. Billeder fra Grönland.

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

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

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

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        Braunschweigisches Post- und Eisenbahn-Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1853

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

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

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

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

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

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