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        Voices from the Spirit World Being Communications from Many Spirits. By the Hand of Isaac Post, Medium

      Rochester, New York: Charles H. McDonell, Printer, 1852. First edition. Softcover. g- to vg. Octavo. xiv, 15-256pp. Original light yellow wraps with decorative ruling and black lettering on cover and spine. With an introduction by B. Franklin. Amy and Isaac Post were early converts to the 19th century Spiritualism, a religious movement that believes that the dead have the ability to communicate with the living. It had about 8 million followers by the end of the 19th Century. In 1848 the couple joined with Kate and Margaret Fox who had acquired the ability to communicate with spirits. Isaac Post too was acknowledged as a medium. The spirits contacted with the communication recorded in writing by Post included George Washington, Emanuel Swedenborg, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and William Penn. In 1842 the Posts became instrumental in founding the abolitionist Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, William Lloyd Garrison was one of the cofounders. They had been hosting meetings and lectures for like-minded participants in the reform movement, e.g. Frederick Douglass who became a close friend, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth, an African-American abolitionist and women's right activist. Amy Post got involved as an organizer in the women's movement in 1848. Wraps with light smudges and line drawing on back cover. Wraps with light wear along edges, small tears and chips at head and tail of spine and front joint. Light staining and foxing at front and back free endpapers. Wraps in overall good-, interior in very good condition.

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        CURRIER & IVES pub] Quail Shooting. Setters Property of S. Palmer, Esq. Brooklyn, L. I.

      N. Currier, New York 1852 - Hand-colored lithograph by Frances Palmer after her own painting. Provenance: Donaldson, Lufkin &Jenrette Americana Collection Classic Nathaniel Currier hunting print by Fanny Palmer The location of this scene is thought to be the Meadow Park in Queens, N. Y. The dogs belonged to Fanny Palmer's husband, Samuel, and were her source for portraits of pointers and retrievers in many hunting scenes. Fanny Palmer (1812-1876) was the first woman in the United States to work as a professional artist, and to make a living with her art. She produced more Currier and Ives' prints than any other artist, and she was the only female in a business dominated by men. Painting was not considered a suitable occupation for a woman, nor, of course, was lithography. Hers was a story common for many Victorian wives, who were expected to keep house and be supported by their husbands. She however pursued a career in printmaking in England and eventually in America, virtually supporting her family as her husband sank deeper into alcoholism and then supporting it in fact when he fell to his death on a hotel stairway in 1857. Her shooting prints show a fine understanding of the appeal the sport had for men with their dogs, shotguns and hunting attire, walking through untamed country with a friend on a summer afternoon. Gale 5414.

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        Atlantic and transatlantic sketches, afloat and ashore

      Colburn & Co, London 1852 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. x, x*-xi*, 288, 16 (ads); ix, [1], 292, 24, [2] ads; orig. brown blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine; spines very slightly faded, else fine. British naval captain's observations on America (he traveled extensively along the east coast, and west through upstate New York, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin) and containing remarks on the Mormons and Mormon poetry; other sections on The Falkland Islands, a hurricane in Antigua, and the pirate Captain Kidd. Buck 475; Flake 5214; Sabin 43461. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALS OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN SOUTHERN CALABRIA, &c.

      Bentley, 1852. In-8 (mm. 237x147), mz. pelle coeva con ang., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XX,(4),284,(4), illustrato da 20 bellissime tavole di vedute, disegnate e litografate in tinta dall'Autore, e con 2 carte geografiche della Calabria e della Basilicata, f.t. Questi diari furono scritti durante i viaggi compiuti nel 1847 nel Regno di Napoli, percorrendo le provincie di Reggio, Avellino, Potenza, Bari, etc. Affascinante guida descrittiva e illustrativa di itinerari poco frequentati dai viaggiatori stranieri dell'epoca. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Pine-Coffin,847(3) - Fera / Morlicchio "Bibl. Regno di Napoli e Due Sicilie",I,2013: "illustrato da magnifiche tavole" - Graesse,IV,131 - Brunet,III,897. Con qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare e tavole ben conservate.

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        Malerische Ansichten von Salzburg und Oberösterreich, nach der Natur gezeichnet von Johann Fischbach u. von mehreren Künstlern in Stahl gestochen . in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet von G. Baldi.

      Salzburg, Baldi, o. J. [um ]. 1852 - Quer-2°. o. Pag. [34 Tafeln, Titel + 42 n.n. Bll.]. Blind- und goldgeprägter OLwd. N/W 173: Mit 34 von 40 Tafeln. Es fehlen die Tafeln 1, 9, 10, 36, 38 und 39. - Fachmännisch restauriert, stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig. - Mit den Abbildungen und dem dazugehörigen Text: Salzburg vom Mönchsberg, Salzburg vom Kapuzinerberg, Vorstadt Stein in Salzburg, Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Residenzplatz in Salzburg, Der Kirchhof St. Peter in Saltzburg, Fürstliches Zimmer auf Hohensalzburg, Schloß Leopoldscron bei Salzburg, Salzburg vom Kreuzberg bei Aigen, Aigen bei Salzburg, Hellbrunn mit dem Untersberg, Schloß Anif bei Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Der Königssee bei Berchtesgaden, Salinenstadt Hallein, Der Schwarzbachfall bei Golling, Eng-Paß Lueg, Festung Werfen, Lender Wasserfall, Wildbad Gastein, Der Schleierfall bei Gastein, Der Krimelfall, St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, St. Wolfgang, Ischl von Theresien's Hütte, Ischl gesehen von der Seite des Prater, Hallstadt, Waldbach Strub bei Hallstadt, Der vordere Gossau See, Weißenbach am Attersee, Mondsee, Ebensee am Traunsee, Gmunden vom Kalvarienberg, Linz von der Strasser-Aue. - Gutes Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [SHEET MUSIC] The Chusan waltz

      Cover: Dedicated to Captain Henry Down and the officers of the Peninsular and Oriental Navigation Company's Steam Ship Chusan by Henry Marsh, Sydney. Sydney : Published by H. Marsh & Co. at the Sydney Pianoforte and Music Ware Rooms, 490 1/2 George Street, [c.1852]. Folio, front cover with a bichrome lithograph of the Chusan by the important colonial artist George French Angas (front cover detached, some browning and foxing to front and rear), 4 pp of musical notation, internally clean and fresh. Rare. The composer and publisher Henry Marsh arrived in Australia in 1850 and established the firm of Marsh & Co in 1852. His compositionTheChusanWaltz celebrated the maiden voyage of the first P. & O. steamship to operate as a regular mail ship between England and Australia. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; Australian National Maritime Museum).

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA, LA COMPUESTA, ENMENDADA Y AÑADIDA POR EL PADRE MARIANA

      Imprenta y Libreria de Gaspar y Roig 1852 - Madrid. 1852. Piel, ruedas y dorados, bella encuadernación. 28X19. 3VOL. 1vol, 665Pág. 2vol, 654Pág5h. 3vol, 467Pág+2h. Profusamente ilustrada con bellos grabados. Monumental obra histórica de España. Ref A 8. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Songs, ballads, and sacred songs.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 8vo (17.0 x 11.6 cm). Engraved title page, 284 pp. 19th century Hayday binding of ruled green morocco. Spine with elaborate gilt patter and title, boards with gilt borders. Inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt, fore edge with polychrome painting of a 19th century golf scene.= A rare little work (no copies on the internet), with an outstanding fore edge painting. Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852) is the author of "Lalla Rookh", and "Irish melodies", and the song, "Last rose of summer". The book itself is worthwhile; with its unique fore edge painting, depicting a jolly golf scene, it is a real treasure. A very fine, unique copy.

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        Beschreibung des Königreichs Sachsen in geographischer, statistischer und topographischer Hinsicht

      nebst geschichtlichen Bemerkungen zum Gebrauche für Schue und Haus. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. Freiberg: Verlag v. J. G. Engelhardt, 1852. 3 Ganzleder-Bde. mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. XII, 241 784 635 S. sowie 96 S. Register. - 18 x 11,5. * Gliedert sich in: Allgemeines über Sachsen u. den Desdener Kreisdirectionsbezirk (Bd. 1) die Zickauer Kreisdirection (Bd. 2) sowie den Leipziger u. Budissiner Kreisdirektionsbezirk (Bd. 3). Fachgerecht neu gebundenes Standardwerk. - Im 1. u. 3. Bd. einige handschriftl. Anstreichungen im Amtsbezirk Meissen und A. Oschatz sowie saubere farbige Unterstreichungen eines Ahnenforschers im Register. - Ansonsten sehr dekorativ und selten !

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        Report of a Geological Survey of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota ; and Incidentally of a Portion of Nebraska Territory

      Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852, in-4, XXXVIII-639 pp, 27 planches de fossiles, 20 cartes, dont 18 dépliantes, rehaussées, percaline de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Rapport définitif du géologue Owen (1807-1860), adressé aux membres de la commission du General Land Office. Owen publia ses premiers rapports géologiques sur l'Iowa et le Wisconsin en 1844. Exemplaire en reliure d'éditeur : l'atlas est relié avec le texte. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos et plat supérieur insolés. Exemplaire légèrement déréglé. Ward & Carozzi, n° 1699

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("L. Uhland").

      Tübingen, 23. II. 1852. - 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den namentlich nicht genannten Nürnberger Architekten und Künstler Carl Alexander Heideloff (1789-1865), der sich bereits Mitte vorigen Monats mit der Bitte um ein künstlerisches Urteil an Uhland gewandt hatte: Er solle Randzeichnungen zu einer Übersetzung des Dies irae und des Stabat mater liefern, die ein Freiburger Freund, Herr von Stöckern, angefertigt habe; Heideloff hatte sich von seinem Landsmann eine Äußerung zur Druckwürdigkeit der Texte gewünscht. Uhland erwidert: "Verehrtester Freund! Ihr werthes Schreiben kam bei mir an, als ich durch Angelegenheiten einer Vormundschaft auf längere Dauer in Anspruch genommen war. Entschuldigen Sie damit meine verspätete Antwort. - Die mitgetheilten Uebersetzungen haben mir gleich beim ersten Lesen den Eindruck gemacht, daß hier der rechte Ton des alten kirchlichen Gesangs getroffen sei, und das ist zum Voraus eine Hauptsache. Aber auch im Einzelnen, bei der Vergleichung mit den Texten, ergibt sich sinnige Treue und Sorgfalt, ohne daß darunter die freie Bewegung gelitten hätte. Es ist gewiß richtig, gerade da am genauesten zu reimen, wo der Reim, wie in Dies irae, als ein mehrfacher schwierig ist, eben aber durch den wiederholten Anschlag, besonders im Deutschen, welches dessen weniger gewohnt ist, die Aufmerksamkeit des Ohres auf sich lenkt. - Einige Bemerkungen über Einzelstellen habe ich beigelegt. Die versuchten abändernden Fassungen sind nicht so gemeint, als ob damit nun das Rechte gefunden wäre, sie sollten nur meine Absicht positiv ausdrücken und, soweit diese gebilligt wird, das Anlegen der letzten Hand hervorrufen. - Erlauben Sie noch, daß ich Anlaß nehme, eine Sache, die nicht mich selbst betrifft, bei Ihnen in wohlwollende Erinnerung zu bringen. Sie übernahmen es vor mehreren Jahren gefälligst, für unsern Landsmann, Dr. Moriz Rapp, damals in Rotweil, sich zum Behuf des Verkaufs einer ihm zugehörigen Sammlung Riepenhausenscher Handzeichnungen im Kreis Ihrer ausgebreiteten Verbindungen umzusehen. Diese Sammlung, der Ihr kundiges Urtheil einen nicht unbedeutenden pekuniären Werth zuerkannte, wird nahezu das Einzige sein, was dem Eigenthümer, der auf Studien und Reisen Vieles verwendet hat, von der väterlichen Erbschaft übrig geblieben ist. Er lebt hier als Docent an der Universität, mit dem Titel eines Professors, aber ohne den festen Gehalt eines solchen, mit einem kleinen, widerruflichen Wortgeld. Seine ausgezeichnete sprachwissenschaftliche Kenntniß und Begabung, wovon ein Werk, das sich eben im Drucke befindet [d. i. "Vergleichende Grammatik", Bd. 1 (Cotta 1852)], neues Zeugniß ablegen wird, ist zwar wohl geeignet, ihm als Gelehrten Achtung zu verschaffen, nicht aber, da diese Fächer kein zahlreiches Publikum haben, ihm auch ergiebige schriftstellerische oder akademische Honorare abzuwerfen. Seine Gesundheit ist öfters leidend und all dieß zusammen macht es seinen Freunden höchst wünschenswerth, daß ihm für spätere Jahre das Mögliche gewahrt bleibe. Darum würden Sie einem wahren Anliegen derselben erfreulich entgegenkommen, wenn Sie wirklich für jenen ererbten Kunstschatz ein entsprechendes Angebot zu erlangen vermöchten, oder, sofern Sie hiezu keine Aussicht mehr haben, solchen jetzt an Rapp zurückgehen ließen, damit er selbst etwa sich ergebende Gelegenheit zum Verkaufe wahrnehmen könnte. Ich schreibe dieß, ohne dazu von Rapp, der seine eigenen Interessen nur zu wenig betreibt, irgend beauftragt oder veranlaßt zu sein, einzig weil mir sein Geschick am Herzen liegt und ich mich zugleich der freundlichsten Gesinnung von Ihrer Seite stets zu erfreuen hatte. - Indem ich das Manuscript der Lieder hiebei zurückgebe und dem geehrten Uebersetzer mich bestens zu empfehlen bitte, bin ich mit alter Freundschaft und Hochachtung der Ihrige [.]". Uhlands Briefwechsel IV (1916), S. 17f., Nr. 2428 "(Or[iginal] war 1908 im Handel").

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        Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Vols. 1 & 2 [ANNOTATED]

      Sampson Phillips, 1852Annotated by Louisa Loring Dresel, who seems to have been present at some of the events described. Email us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Christmas Books.

      London, Chapman and Hall. 1852 - First Edition. 13 x 19 cm. 266 pages plus publisher's Catalog of Dickens Books. Frontispiece by John Leech. Original green cloth. Blind decorations to boards. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Very good condition. Spine and edges of boards have browned. Shelf wear. Corners and spine rubbed and bumped. Front hinge is starting to open, but binding still sound. Neat inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper (dated 1858). Edges age darkened. Minor browning/foxing, mainly to end papers. With frontispiece. First one volume edition of Charles Dickens's Christmas books, here published together for the first time with a new Preface by Dickens dated September 1852. This book contains the following works by Dickens: A Christmas Carol / The Chimes / The Cricket on the Heart / The Battle of Life / The Haunted Man. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Winning and Working of Collieries; Including Numerous Statistics Regarding Ventilation and the Prevention of Accidents in Mines

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne,; London: Published by the Author and Messrs. Dodsworth; and Simpkins and Marshall. VG : in very good condition. 1852. Second Edition. Green/gilt hardback embossed cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xii, 391pp, + ad. Illustrated with explanatory engravings and colliery plans. .

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        Fine Blind-Embossed Card depicting his famous Funeral Car, (Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852, Field Marshal & Statesman]

      1852 - weighing 11 tons, with 6 wheels and numerous trophies, that on the right marked Fortuna Virtutis (the Reward of Virtue, of Courage), and supporting the bier with its long handles and gorgeous pall embroidered "Blessed are they that Die in the Lord", on top is the coffin with Wellington's hat and sword, the embossing gives the 'feel' of the cast iron with its sturdy but elaborate ornament, 4½" x 6" card black-edged, published by Windsor, 23 Coppice Row (Clerkenwell, replaced by Farringdon Road in the 1870s), no date but a few faint shadows in unembossed parts of verso where formerly lightly laid down The car, now at Stratfield Saye, was designed in three weeks by the new Governmental Department of Practical Art, formed to help plan the Great Exhibition. The design was supervised by Henry Cole, following Prince Albert's recommendation that it represent not only "English Military strength and statesmanship, but also . all the efforts of Victorian art".

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        Report from the select committee on postage label stamps;

      large 8vo., xiv + 260pp., with a few old emphasis marks and annotations in pencil, the paper generally lightly browned, rebound recently in boards with the original printed wrappers laid down. A very good copy.Publisher: [London] Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed,Year: 21 May 1852Edition: First edition. 1852 (386) xv. King (Parliamentary Papers 1801 to 1900) 5892.

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        Letter signed 'Yo la Reyna' in Spanish with translation, (1830-1904, Queen of Spain 1833-1868)

      1852 - to Cardinal Pietro Marini, (1794-1863) saying that "we value your attention in sending Us greetings for a happy Festival", returning hers, assuring him of "Our inclination in every respect towards your interest and satisfaction" and asking God "to preserve your life for years to come", 1 side oblong folio, The Palace, Madrid, 31st January Doña Isabel II by the Grace of God and the Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy Queen of the Spanish Dominions &c., to the Very Reverend Father in Christ Father Pietro Marini, Our very dear and beloved friend, We value your attention in sending Us greetings for a happy Festival. We wish yours may be equally happy and assure you of Our inclination in every respect towards your interest and satisfaction. And with this, Very Reverend Father in Christ Father Pietro Marini, Our very dear and beloved friend, We ask God to preserve your life for years to come. Given in the Palace, Madrid, the 31st January 1852. [Signed] I the Queen. Marini, one of Pius IX's first cardinals, 1846, was Governor of Rome. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Child's History of England (Three Volumes)

      Bradbury and Evans 1852, 1853 and 1854, London - Beautiful full brown morocco set, bound by Henry Sotheran of London, with a blindstamped gilt cameo portrait as a centerpiece on each volume's front board, a gilt impression of his autograph on each rear board, and English or kingly devices stamped into the spine compartments (a crown, an abstract rose, a fleur-de-lys, an armorial lion). Original cloth front covers, with gilt vignettes, bound into respective volumes. With first issue points: "Christmas 1851" in Vol. I Dedication; missing "xi" for page number in this first volume; missing "6" for Chapter XXV Table of Contents of Vol. II. (But does have "287" for page number of third volume.) With ads in all volumes. Gilt edges. Gilt ruling. Light wear of custom cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skånska Herregårdar (band 1-6 + supplement) Komplett

      Bok. Gleerup, 1852-1863. Band 1-6, bestående av 72 litografiska planscher samt beskrivande text, är bundna i ett samtida halvfranskt något slitet band. Supplementet, ej medbundet, med 6 planscher, tillägg, rättelser och förteckningar mm i ett något slitet originalomslag. Inlagans första hälft genomgående milt lagringsfläckad. Andra halvan huvudsakligen ren. Supplementet rent. Proveniens: Främre pärmens insida bär stämpel "WEGEHOLMS BIBLIOTEK. I. SIÖKRONA". Johan Joakim Sjöcrona köpte Vegeholm 1846 och ägde slottet till sin död 1874. Wegeholm är avbildat på plansch i boken. Slottet och Johan Joakim Sjöcrona beskrivs också i texten. 26,5x36 cm. 2,5 kg.

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        A Wonder-Book For Boys and Girls

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, MD-CCCLII [1852, but 1851]. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. First Printing, one of 3,067 copies, with "lifed" for "lifted," line 3, p. 21; first issue (one of only 3067 copies printed and published November,1851), without the inserted publisher's catalogue at rear. Small 8vo: vi,[7]-256pp, with frontispiece and 6 woodcut plates, protected by tissue guards, "gracefully executed" by Hammat Billings, "add[ing] materially to the charm of the little volume." (Grolier) Publisher's original T cloth (faded to an even brown tone), spine lettered and stamped with floral decorations in gilt, covers elaborately paneled in blind, pale yellow endpapers. An exemplary copy, the binding tight and secure, spine relaid professionally and almost imperceptibly, with all lettering intact; light, scattered foxing and the odd, occasional stain. BAL 7606. Grolier Hawthorne 25. Peter Parley to Penrod, p.6. Clark A18.1.a. Stories for girls and boys based on classical myths (Pandora's box, Hercules, Bellerophon and the Chimera, Baucis and Philiomen, Perseus and Medusa), freely adapted from Charles Anton’s A Classical Dictionary. Written in the months following publication of House of the Seven Gables. The book proved so popular that Ticknor, Reed, and Fields published the sequel, Tanglewood Tales, the next year. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Carte de la cÙte des Guayanes et de la partie n.e. du BrÈsil dressÈe d'apres les travaux de M.M. Roussin, Tardy de Montravel.

      Parigi 1852 - Incisione in rame, mm 675x990. Grande e bella carta idrografica raffigurante la costa brasiliana da Recife fino all'isola Margarita in Venezuela con 9 riquadri con piante di Parahiba do Norte e Cayenna, oltre a numerose piante delta fluviali. Ottimo stato di conservazione.Copper engraving, mm 675x990. Large chart showing the coast of north east Brazil from Recife to Margarita island in Venezuela. Nine insets with plans of Parahyba and Cayenna and others. Very good condition. cartografia.

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        Reise in Spanien. Mit Berücksichtigung der national-ökonomischen Interessen. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1852 - 5 Bl., 428 S.; 2 Bl., 432 S. Einzige Ausgabe dieser auf wirtschaftliche Aspekte ausgerichteten Landesbeschreibung des 1822 in Ruhla geborenen Weltreisenden, der 1850-51 Spanien bereiste. Selten. - Embacher 302. Engelmann 958. ADB XLV, 162. - Titelrückseiten gestempelt. Wohlerhaltenes, weitgehend fleckenfreies Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtit. und Rverg. (kl. Klebezettel am unteren Kapital, etwas berieben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung von 9 eigenhändigen Briefen und dazu 4 eigenhändigen Briefen seiner Frau Louise (geborene Strauß aus Ödenburg).

      Wien u.a., 1850-, 1852. - circa 23,5 x 14,5 bis 30,5 x 25 cm. meist Doppelblätter gefaltet, mit Adressen aussen und Stempeln sowie erborchenen Siegeln "Über den wissenschaftlichen Werdegang von Moriz Hoernes informiert Wurzbach IX, 126. Er wurde 1837 im Hofmineralienkabinett in der Wiener Hofburg angestellt und 1856 zum Kustos des Kabinetts befördert. Gemeinsam mit Paul Partsch inventarisierte er die Sammlung neu. Die Einteilung eines Abschnitts des Känozoikums in das Paläogen und das Neogen geht auf Moriz Hoernes zurück. Ihm fiel bei Studien zu fossilen Mollusken aus dem Wiener Becken die Ähnlichkeit der Muscheln aus den Sedimenten des Miozäns und des Pliozäns auf, die sich jedoch von den Muscheln der älteren Schichten deutlich unterschieden. Er nannte die jüngere Periode Neogen, die ältere Paläogen. Das 1860 von Gustav Adolf Kenngott und Wilhelm von Haidinger entdeckte und beschriebene Mineral Hörnesit wurde nach Hoernes benannt. (Die neueste - und Wurzbach an Nachrichten zur Familiengeschichte weit übertreffende Darstellung in den Berichten der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Band 69, Wien 2006, verfaßt von Robert Pils). Verheiratet war er mit der Nichte von Paul Maria Partsch, Aloysia, genannt Louise (1819-1902), geborene Strauß. Paul Maria Partsch?s Schwester Aloysia war mit dem Arzt Franz Strauß verheiratet und hatte drei Töchter. Louise Strauß war mit Moriz Hörnes verheiratet. Hermine, die Jüngste heiratete Eduard Sueß (1831 -1914). Sidonia Strauß heiratete den Neffen des berühmten Brasilienforschers Johann Natterer (1787-1843), den Arzt und Physiker Johann August Natterer (1821-1900). Hoernes war Vater des Prähistorikers Moriz Hoernes (1852-1917) und des Geologen Rudolf Hoernes (1850-1912). - Aus den Briefen: Wien, 2. Juli 1850: ". Der Vater läßt Euch Alle herzlich grüßen - die Cholera hat zum Theil gänzlich aufgehört, es zeigen sich nur hie und da einzelne Fälle ? desto mehr ist der arme Vater von den Ängstlichen und insbesonders von der Statthalterey und der Stadthauptmannschaft mit Commissionen, Sitzungen und dgl. gequält." - Wien, 9. Juli 1850: ". Natterer und ich sind gestern um ½ 10 Uhr glücklich in Wien angekommen. Um 1 Uhr besuchte ich den Vater, welcher sich wohl befindet. er hofft ebenfalls Samstags mit mir nach Mary kommen zu können. Meine Mittheilungen über das herrliche Heu, die Kegelbahn und die Verordnung über das Treiben des Viehes haben ihn sehr erfreut." - Wien, 11. Juli 1850: ". Die Absetzung Haynaus macht hier noch immer das Tagesgespräch aus; Man sagt, daß sich derselbe bedeutende Übergriffe in der letzten Zeit erlaubt habe; ja sogar Kaiserl. Gnadenakte auf längere Zeit eigenmächtig sistirt habe . Man sagt, daß vorzüglich Baron Heringer die Abberufung Haynaus bewirkt habe, indem er erklärte nicht mehr nach Ungarn gehen zu wollen, wenn dieses nicht geschieht. Als Nachfolger wird Heß genannt; gewiß eine treffliche Wahl deren Sanktionirung für Ungarn sehr zu wünschen wäre." Haynau hatte den Spitznamen ?Hyäne von Brescia". - Lilienfeld, 6. August: ". Es ist wirklich komisch, wenn wir an einen Fundort kommen, wie da gearbeitet wird. Weithin hallen die Hammerschläge in dem einsamen Gebirge und oft bleibt ein Bauer verwundert am Wege stehen um unser Thun und Treiben sich zu betrachten. Man hält uns hier für Kohlensucher und jüngst bath uns ein Bauer der eben ackerte zitternd, ja nicht da ein Kohlenbergwerk aufzumachen, weil dann sein ganzer Acker zu Grunde gerichtet würde, wie längst schon an mehreren Orten der hiesigen Gegend geschehen sey - doch wir beruhigten ihn und nahmen einige Versteinerungen mit." - Steyer, 16. August 1850: ". Montag den 12. August fuhren wir in das Grossauer Steinkohlenbergwerk, welches dem Herrn von Miesbach gehört. Wir untersuchten hier die ganze Gegend und hatten das Glück einige sehr interessante Versteinerungen aufzufinden - der Schichtmeister Rieger ein ungemein artiger Mann wollte uns ein kleines diner geben, welches aber Haidinger wegen zu großem Zeitverlust nicht annahm. Mittwoch den 14. August macht

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        The Recollections of a Policeman By Thomas Waters, an Ninspector of the London Detective Corps

      Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers, New York 1852 - Extremely scarce first printing. Front board very close to detaching, binding repaired with tape. Noticeable shelf-wear, soiling, bumping, etc. Some foxing, pages otherwise clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Ganze der Angelfischerei und ihrer Geheimnisse, oder vollständige Anleitung die Angelfischerei mit dem glücklichsten Erfolge zu betreiben, die Fische durch Lockspeise aus der Ferne herbeizulocken, sie mit passendem Köder an der Angel oder auch in Reusen zu fangen und von den Kennzeichen der verschiedenen Fischarten. Nebst Belehrungen über die Teichfischerei, Fischkalender [...], Laichzeit, Aufbewahrung und Versendung der Fische, Enthüllung der Fischfang-Geheimnisse und Anfertigung des sogenannten englischen Grases; wie auch Krebse auf belustigende Weise zu fangen [...]. 4. sehr verb. Auflage, verm. mit einer Anweisung zur künstlichen Fortpflanzung der Fische.

      Quedlinburg-Leipzig, Ernst‘sche Buchhandlung, 1852. 8°. Mit lithogr. Frontispiz u. einer lithogr. Tafel. XVI, 236 S., 2 Bll., Mod. Lwd. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Frühe Ausgabe dieses erstmals 1845 erschienenenen Werkes über die Angelfischerei, das erstmals ein Verzeichnis der heimischen Fischarten enthält. - Das Frontispiz zeigt einen Angler, die Tafel versch. Angeln nebst Zubehör. - Vorsatzbl. m. kl. handschriftl. Nummer. Zu Beginn u. gegen Ende wasserrandig bzw. -fleckig. Die ersten drei u. die letzten beiden Bll. kl. Eckabrissen ohne Textverlust u. einige weitere Bll. mit kl. Eckknicken. Durchg. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Huber 105; Dean I, 360; Westwood/S. 242 u. Fearing 45. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Ehrenkreutz, Das Ganze der Angelfischerei und ihrer Geheimnisse, oder vollständige Anleitung die Angelfischerei mit dem glücklichsten Erfolge zu betreiben, die Fische durch Lockspeise aus der Ferne herbeizulocken, sie mit passendem Köder an der Angel oder auch in Reusen zu fangen und von den Kennzeichen der verschiedenen Fischarten. Nebst Belehrungen über die Teichfischerei, Fischkalender [...], Laichzeit, Aufbewahrung und Versendung der Fische, Enthüllung der Fischfang-Geheimnisse und Anfertigung des sogenannten englischen Grases; wie auch Krebse auf belustigende Weise zu fangen, Fischen, Fischerei, Fische, Angeln, Angelsport

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        Diggers shipping from Melbourne / The Shipping Agents are netting handsome

      [Melbourne : James J. Blundell, between 1852 and 1855]. Illustrated letter paper, 182 x 115 mm, bifolium with lithographed letterhead reproducing one of the plates from S.T. Gill's Sketches of the Victoria gold diggings and diggers as they are (Melbourne : Macartney & Galbraith, August 1852); lithographed image, including captions, 90 x 90 mm; the rear blank side has a light hinge mark, but this is an exceptionally fine example. This rare illustrated letter paper reproduces a slightly modified version of goldfields artist S.T. Gill's Diggers shipping from Melbourne: the detail in the notices on the wall in the shipping office is omitted, and the lithograph includes a second, calligraphic caption which does not appear in the original version. According to Shar Jones, 'at least forty-six vignettes were lithographed for letterheads with wry explanatory captions.' (DAAO) A rare piece of printed ephemera from the early Victorian gold rush era. We can locate no other example of this particular letter paper in Australian collections.

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        Mémoire sur les acides aspartique et malique, Pasteur", Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Volumes 34-36 [bound as one], 1852, pp. 30-64

      Paris: Victor Masson, 1852 FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT PAPER BY PASTEUR ON MOLECULAR ASYMMETRY, one of a series on tartaric and paratartaric acid in which he would establish the molecular basis for the asymmetry of certain crystals and racemization. "Early in his career, his investigation of tartaric acid resulted in the first resolution of what is now called optical isomers. His work led the way to the current understanding of a fundamental principle in the structure of organic compounds" (Wikipedia). Throughout his career, Pasteur's guiding principle was that optical activity was generally present in organic products and uniformly absent from inorganic substances. Convinced of an association between molecular and crystalline asymmetry, Pasteur was "entranced by the fact that optically active compounds - such as tartaric acid with its asymmetrical crystals - were produced only by living organisms, not in the laboratory. He theorized that asymmetrical influences such as magnetism or the earth's rotation might be at the root of the "handedness" of the compounds in living organisms. In the late 1840s, "Pasteur carried out an impressive series of investigations into the relation between optical activity, crystalline structure, and chemical composition in organic compounds, particularly tartaric and paratartaric acids [this being one of the studies]. This work focused attention on the relationship between optical activity and life and provided much inspiration and several of the most important techniques for an entirely new approach to the study of chemical structure and composition. In essence, Pasteur opened the way to a consideration of the disposition of atoms in space, and his early memoirs constitute founding documents of stereochemistry" (DSB 10). In 1849, "Louis Pasteur was attempting to resolve a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid-a chemical found in the sediments of fermenting wine. Scientists were using the rotation of polarized light as a means for studying crystals. When polarized light is passed through a solution of dissolved tartaric acid, the angle of the plane of light is rotated. Pasteur observed that another compound called paratartaric acid, also found in wine sediments, had the same composition as tartaric acid. Most scientists assumed the two compounds were identical. However, Pasteur observed that paratartaric acid did not rotate plane-polarized light. He deduced that although the two compounds had the same chemical composition, they must somehow have different structures. "Looking at the paratartaric acid under a microscope, Pasteur observed there were two different types of tiny crystals. Though they looked almost identical, the two were actually mirror images of each other. He separated the two types of crystals into two piles and made solutions of each. When polarized light was passed through each, he discovered that both solutions rotated, but in opposite directions. When the two crystals were together in the solution the effect of polarized light was canceled. [Pasteur's collective work on paratartaric acid] established that just studying the composition is not enough to understand how a chemical behaves. The structure and shape is also important and led to the field of stereochemistry" (A & E Bio Portal). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Victor Masson. Three volumes bound together, Volumes 34-36. Ex-libris with no institutional spine markings 8vo. 8.25 x 5.5 inches (206 x 137mm). Volume 34: 512 pages. Volume 35: p. 512 pages. Volume 36: 512 pages. Ten fold-out plates. In-text illustrations and tables throughout. Tightly and very solidly bound in maroon cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; minor scuffing to the edge tips. Bright and clean throughout, so much so that we think it unlikely the volume was opened or used at all. Very slight age toning at the edges of some page; largely bright and clean. Very good.

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        Christmas Books.

      First Edition. London, Chapman and Hall, 1852. 13 x 19 cm. 266 pages plus publisher's Catalog of Dickens Books. Frontispiece by John Leech. Original green cloth. Blind decorations to boards. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Very good condition. Spine and edges of boards have browned. Shelf wear. Corners and spine rubbed and bumped. Front hinge is starting to open, but binding still sound. Neat inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper (dated 1858). Edges age darkened. Minor browning/foxing, mainly to end papers. With frontispiece. First one volume edition of Charles Dickens's Christmas books, here published together for the first time with a new Preface by Dickens dated September 1852. This book contains the following works by Dickens: A Christmas Carol / The Chimes / The Cricket on the Heart / The Battle of Life / The Haunted Man.

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        Report of a Geological Survey of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota ; and Incidentally of a Portion of Nebraska Territory

      1852 - XXXVIII-639 pp., 27 planches Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852, in-4, XXXVIII-639 pp, 27 planches de fossiles, 20 cartes, dont 18 dépliantes, rehaussées, percaline de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Rapport définitif du géologue Owen (1807-1860), adressé aux membres de la commission du General Land Office. Owen publia ses premiers rapports géologiques sur l'Iowa et le Wisconsin en 1844. Exemplaire en reliure d'éditeur : l'atlas est relié avec le texte. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos et plat supérieur insolés. Exemplaire légèrement déréglé. Ward & Carozzi, n° 1699 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falconry in the valley of the Indus

      John Van Voorst, London 1852 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [4], 107, [1], [8] ads; 4 lithograph plates; top of spine chipped and spine a little discolored, else a very good, sound copy in original purple cloth, gilt-lettering direct on spine. Largely unopened. Only 500 were printed but by 1877 257 remained unsold. Penzer, p. 41, quoting Burton: "It was brought out by my friend John Van Voorst . He proved himself to be a phoenix among publishers. 'Half profits and no profits to the author,' is the common saying; however, for the last thirty years I have continually received from him small sums, which represented my gains. Would that all were so scrupulous!" Casada 34: "This book is today considered a classic, though it created little fanfare at the time of its appearance. Much in demand among collectors of Burtoniana, it is an intriguing excursion into a pastime which almost predictably appealed to a man Burton's temperment. The work is set in the Sindh during 1845 and 1846, when Burton enjoyed many happy hours hunting with the region's accomplished falconers." Abbey, Travel 479; Schwerdt I, 90. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DOLL AND HER FRIENDS; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE LADY SERAPHINA BY THE AUTHOR OF "LETTERS FROM MADRAS," "HISTORICAL CHARADES," ETC. ETC. WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY HABLOT K. BROWNE.

      Grant and Griffith (successors to J. Harris), London 1852 - (Dolls) THE DOLL AND HER FRIENDS; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE LADY SERAPHINA BY THE AUTHOR OF "LETTERS FROM MADRAS," "HISTORICAL CHARADES," ETC. ETC. [Julia Charlotte Maitland] WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY HABLOT K. BROWNE [Phiz.]. London: Grant and Griffith (successors to J. Harris), 1852. First edition. 12mo - 5" x 6-7/8". AEG. Red embossed cloth, with elaborate gold decorations on the front cover and the spine, exhibits light overall dusting but is a very nice copy of the book. 91 pp. A doll story written from the doll's point of view. The book's four illustrations are beautifully hand colored and protected by tissue paper guards. The interior of the book is clean and quite lovely. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. No copies located in OCLC/WorldCat. RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLA REGIONE VULCANICA DEL MONTE VULTURE E DEL TREMUOTO IVI AVVENUTO NEL DI' 14 AGOSTO 1851. Relazione fatta per incarico della R.Accademia delle Scienze.

      Stabilimento Tip. di Gaetano Nobile, 1852. (Codice TP/0978) In 4º (30,5x23 cm) 160 pp. Edizione originale. Raro studio geologico, topografico, idrografico, illustrato con 7 tavole in rame fuori testo di cui una colorata e una ripiegata (veduta di Melfi). Nitida impressione su bella carta bianchissima, grandissimi margini non rifilati, con barbe. Brossura editoriale in carta leggera con strappetti, invio a penna di uno degli autori alla copertina. Orttimo e genuino esemplare. Euro 500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        ADDRESS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL UNION PARTY OF GEORGIA [and] ADDRESS OF A PORTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO THE UNION DEMOCRACY AND UNION WHIGS, FRIENDS OF PIERCE AND KING.

      August 10, 1852], [Milledgeville?: - [4] pp, printed on rectos only. Folio sheet, folded to 8-1/4" x 10-1/4". Old folds, Very Good plus. Printed on blue paper, and signed at the end in type. The Constitutional Union Party announces [prematurely, as things turned out] "the complete triumph of their principles. in favor of the finality of the Compromise" of 1850. Lamar and his fellow Executive Committee members conclude that the Party should now dissolve and withdraw its electoral ticket, in order "to secure the vote of Georgia to Pierce and King," the Democratic presidential ticket. Because the Whig Party is reorganizing in Georgia, the Executive Committee urges solidarity with "those Union Whigs who stand identified with us in the support of the National Democratic Nominees." The Committee consisted of Lamar, B.H. Hill, Arthur Hood, Noel B. Knight, E.H. Pottle, John W. Owens, and George W. Thomas. Hill and Thomas did not sign the second Address.FIRST EDITION. De Renne 545. OCLC 5105225 [4- Emory, Duke, U GA, GA Hist. Soc.] as of March 2017. Not in Hummel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The new and complete bird-fancier, or Bird-fancier's recreation and delight ... assisted by G. Wright, ... A new edition, corrected and improved. London, H. Hogg (printed by Rider and Weed), [1816/17]. 12mo. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece illustrating 12 songbirds. Modern marbled boards.

      Swann, British Ornitholoy, p. 577; cf. Trinity Coll. Hartford, Ornith. Books, p. 239 (1852 ed.); not in BMC NH; Nissen, IVB; Ripley & Scribner; Strong; Wood; Zimmer. Rare edition (according to Swann the second by Thompson and second under this title) of a scarce little work, containing instructions for catching, feeding and rearing all the various sorts of songbirds. The history of this publication begins with George Write, The bird-fancier's recreation (London, 1728, with a 3rd edition in 1735), later revised as The complete bird-fancyer (London, ca. 1775/80?). The first edition revised by Thompson, already called "new and complete" was advertised in the London Gazette , 2 September 1786 (since the book itself is undated, catalogues give it various dates) and published by Alexander Hogg at 16 Paternoster Row. Thompson (1759-1811?), described then as the former gardener to the Duke of Ancaster, had already "made the management of birds his favourite study upwards of twenty years". The present edition is also undated, but appears to be published in 1816/17.A good copy, with only minor spotting.

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        Wigand's Conversations-Lexikon. Für alle Stände. Von einer Gesellschaft deutscher Gelehrten bearbeitet.

      Leipzig, Wigand 1846-1852. - 15 Bände. Gr. 8°. Grünes Leinen der Zeit, Rückenprägung in Gold. 1. Ausgabe, ganz gutes Exemplar. Peche/Seemann 139. Wigand (1795-1870) war Autor, Verleger und Vorstandsmitglied im Börsenverein. Sein Conversations-Lexikon ist aus der 9. Auflage des Brockhaus zusammengestellt, auch das Lexikon von Brüggemann wurde herangezogen (Wigand hatte die letzten vier Bände herausgegeben). Zischka: ' Liberal und zeitgeschichtlich sehr aufschlußreich'. Gelenke in Band 1 gelockert, vereinzelt leicht gebräunt und gelegentlich stockfleckig. Gleichmäßige Reihe, komplett nicht häufig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus.

      London:: John van Voorst, 1852.. 8vo. xii, 107, [ads.] 8 pp. 4 half-tone lithographic plates drawn by Joseph Wolf; frontispiece with minor spot stain. Original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt spine; neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Very good. QUITE SCARCE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. FIRST EDITION, printed in an edition of 500 copies, but attracted little notice amongst readers. “This book is today considered a classic, although it created little fanfare at the time of its appearance. Much in demand among collectors of Burtoniana, it is an intriguing excursion into a pastime which almost predictably appealed to a man of Burton's temperament. The work is set in the Sind during 1845 and 1846, when Burton enjoyed many happy hours hunting with the region's accomplished falconers.” – Casada. ¶ “In 1852 Burton brought out Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. This sport (he called it an art) had interested him since, as a boy, he had starved a hawk to death trying to train it. He had studied the literature on the subject while at Oxford and he had practiced falconry in Sind. But more than falconry was included in the thin … volume. Burton added a brief autobiography and an interesting postscript, in which he deplored the low taste of the British reader (his first three books had not sold) and he told how he had been cautioned … against ‘extreme opinions' and condemned for his ‘disregard of those well-established rules of moderation which no one can transgress with impunity': advice he never took…” After 25 years on the market the publisher inventory of this book still have 257 copies unsold. “Curiously enough, the book was never remaindered and nearly sixty years after its publication … it could still be procured from the successors of the publisher.” – Farwell, pp. 54-55. ¶ This is the author's fourth book. Brodie states: “[this is] a short hunting book, with ethnological overtones, valuable today especially for the autobiographical material in the appendix.” – Brodie, p. 73. ¶ The illustrations by Wolf are particularly fine and depict the thrill of the hunt magnificently. The often admired frontispiece portrays a goshawk dramatically taking down a gazelle. Only 500 copies of the first edition were published, and it is rarely seen for sale, especially a nice copy in the original cloth. ¶ Casada, Sir Richard F. Burton, A Bibliographical Study, no. 34; Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, p. 41. See: Fawn M. Brodie, The Devil Drives, (1967); Byron Farwell, Burton; a biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, (1988).

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        Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Fortgesetzt von Hofrath Dr. G. H. v. Schubert und Professor Dr. J. A. Wagner. In Verbindung mit Dr. L. Pfeiffer, Dr. Philippi und Dr. Dunker neu herausgegeben und vervollständigt. Die Gattungen Paludina, Hydrocaena und Valvata. In Abbildungen nach der Natur.

      Nürnberg, Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz), 1852-[1853]. 4to. Title page to the series, title page and half title to the part, 96 pp., 14 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Original boards with printed label pasted on the front board.l Rare part of the largest and longest-running malacological series, started by the German malacologist Heinrich Carl Küster (1807-1876, also the author of this part) in 1837 and abandoned in 1920. According to the label on the front board, this part deals with Paludina, or Section I. [Lieferung 21], with "12 Textbogen und 14 fein gemalte Tafeln". According to the collation given in "2400 years of Malacology" (Annex 2: p. 20) this is the complete part I(21). It does include I(21a), which is an early 20th century sequel by Wilhelm Kobelt. It contains the descriptions and illustrations of the then known species of Valvatidae, Hydrocenidae, and Viviparidae. Small label with the handwritten text "386/Bibliothek/Prof. A. Mousson" in the lower inner corner of the front wrapper verso. Johann Rudolf Albert Mousson (1805-1890) was a French-born Swiss malacologist. Text pages a bit toned, and some with a few spots. First plate toned, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 2723.

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        BAYERN. - Stumpf, Pleickhard. Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches.

      (Mchn., Verlags-Expedition des "geographisch-statistisch-historischen Handbuches", -53) 1852 - 22,5 x 15,5 cm. 1088 S. Mit 300 Textabbildungen in Holzstich. HLdr. d. Zt. Pfister 2268, Lentner 4366: "Wegen seiner überaus zahlreichen Quellenangaben u. histor. Nachrichten auch heute noch ein geschätztes Werk". Ein umfangreiches Handbuch, mit zahlreichen teils seltenen Stadtansichten, nach Landgerichten geordnet. - Einband berieben. Minimal gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Fortgesetzt von Hofrath Dr. G. H. v. Schubert und Professor Dr. J. A. Wagner. In Verbindung mit Dr. L. Pfeiffer, Dr. Philippi und Dr. Dunker neu herausgegeben und vervollständigt. Die Gattungen Paludina, Hydrocaena und Valvata. In Abbildungen nach der Natur.

      - Nürnberg, Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz), 1852-[1853]. 4to. Title page to the series, title page and half title to the part, 96 pp., 14 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Original boards with printed label pasted on the front board.l Rare part of the largest and longest-running malacological series, started by the German malacologist Heinrich Carl Küster (1807-1876, also the author of this part) in 1837 and abandoned in 1920. According to the label on the front board, this part deals with Paludina, or Section I. [Lieferung 21], with "12 Textbogen und 14 fein gemalte Tafeln". According to the collation given in "2400 years of Malacology" (Annex 2: p. 20) this is the complete part I(21). It does include I(21a), which is an early 20th century sequel by Wilhelm Kobelt. It contains the descriptions and illustrations of the then known species of Valvatidae, Hydrocenidae, and Viviparidae. Small label with the handwritten text "386/Bibliothek/Prof. A. Mousson" in the lower inner corner of the front wrapper verso. Johann Rudolf Albert Mousson (1805-1890) was a French-born Swiss malacologist. Text pages a bit toned, and some with a few spots. First plate toned, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 2723. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Including: JONES, George . United States Japan expedition. Observations on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States steam-frigate Mississippi, during her late cruise in eastern seas, and her voyage homeward: with conclusions from the data thus obtained; ...Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856. 3 volumes. 4to. With over a hundred lithographed (some tinted) and wood-engraved plates, several hand-coloured, hundreds of wood-engravings in text and 39 maps and charts, several folding. Publisher's blind-blocked cloth.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 513; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2122-2123 & 2511; Sabin 30968; Wenckstern I, 620. First and only complete edition of the official account of the United States Japan Expedition (1852-1854). Under the leadership of commodore Matthew C. Perry a fleet consisting of several battleships (some steam-powered) had travelled to Japan and, by threat of force, had opened diplomatic relations and negotiated a trade agreement with the Japanese Empire. The official account of the two journeys that formed part of the expedition was published in 1856 in the present luxurious three-volume edition and subsequently in shorter and cheaper popular editions. This first edition consists not only of an account of the travels along Africa, South-East Asia (including the Ryukyu Islands) to Japan, but also contains numerous scientific reports by members of the expedition on matters relating to natural history, economy and ethnography. All of this is lavishly illustrated with wood-engravings and lithographs, mostly made after drawings by the expedition's official artist, William Heine. These include a lithograph of a Japanese bathhouse in Shimoda, "where the sexes mingled indiscriminately, unconscious of their nudity" (vol. 1, p. 405). Since this image did not "impress the Americans with a very favorable opinion of the morals of the inhabitants" this illustration was removed from all subsequent editions. The third volume is entirely devoted to the observations made by George Jones on the zodiacal light, each of the hundreds of observations illustrated with a star chart.Spines faded and binding slightly worn; binding of volume 1 somewhat loose. Browned throughout with some spots, especially near page 155 of volume 1; a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        The Fiscal History of Texas. Embracing an Account of Its Revenues, Debts, and Currency, from the Commencement of the Revolution in 1834 to 1851-52. With Remarks on American Debt

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1852. First edition, second issue. 327 pp. + 32 pages of ads, 1-20 and 23-34 as issued. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blind-stamped cloth. Spine sunned slightly, spine ends bumped and frayed, lightly foxed throughout, bibliographical notes tipped onto rear free endpaper. Very good. First edition, second issue. 327 pp. + 32 pages of ads, 1-20 and 23-34 as issued. 1 vols. 8vo. "The standard account of the financial history of the Texas Revolution, this book is much more interesting reading than the title suggests, mixing humor, anecdotes, and historical sidelights with statistics, finance, and fiscal theory ... Although the Texans did not understand currency and bond trading, Gouge remarks, they were masters at land trading. They financed their revolution and populated their republic with land" (Jenkins). Sabin 28071; Basic Texas Books 77A; Rader 1634; Raines, p. 96

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        Recherches bibliographiques et critiques sur les éditions originales des ci EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: L. Potier, 1852. Fine. L. Potier, Paris 1852, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. binding en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, enacrdement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, binding légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi.

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        Report of the Secretary of War: communicating in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the report of Lieutenant Colonel Graham on the subject of the boundary line between the United States and Mexico

      n.p., Washington [D.C.] 1852 - 250 pp. Illus. with two b/w folding maps, and one folding profile. 32nd Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex. Doc 121. August 31, 1852. "In addition to reporting his troubles with John R. Bartlett, Graham included information and reports on southern New Mexico and Lt. Amiel Whipple's reports on the survey of the Gila River," Wagner-Camp. The folding chart is of the Barometric Profile of the Route from San Antonio to the Copper Mines of Santa Rita, New Mexico in 1851. Provenance: Kenneth E. Hill (bookplate). Sabin 28215. Graff 1609. Howes G286. Wagner-Camp 212. Wheat, Transmississippi West III 717, 718. Raines 96. Eberstadt 103-113. Scattered foxing else a near fine copy, small bookplate on front pastedown, some marginal creases and tears to profile. Half modern tan morocco over marbled boards, two raised bands, gilt title, wrappers bound in [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Including: JONES, George . United States Japan expedition. Observations on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States steam-frigate Mississippi, during her late cruise in eastern seas, and her voyage homeward: with conclusions from the data thus obtained; ...Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856. 3 volumes. 4to. With over a hundred lithographed (some tinted) and wood-engraved plates, several hand-coloured, hundreds of wood-engravings in text and 39 maps and charts, several folding. Publisher's blind-blocked cloth.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 513; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2122-2123 & 2511; Sabin 30968; Wenckstern I, 620. First and only complete edition of the official account of the United States Japan Expedition (1852-1854). Under the leadership of commodore Matthew C. Perry a fleet consisting of several battleships (some steam-powered) had travelled to Japan and, by threat of force, had opened diplomatic relations and negotiated a trade agreement with the Japanese Empire. The official account of the two journeys that formed part of the expedition was published in 1856 in the present luxurious three-volume edition and subsequently in shorter and cheaper popular editions. This first edition consists not only of an account of the travels along Africa, South-East Asia (including the Ryukyu Islands) to Japan, but also contains numerous scientific reports by members of the expedition on matters relating to natural history, economy and ethnography. All of this is lavishly illustrated with wood-engravings and lithographs, mostly made after drawings by the expedition's official artist, William Heine. These include a lithograph of a Japanese bathhouse in Shimoda, "where the sexes mingled indiscriminately, unconscious of their nudity" (vol. 1, p. 405). Since this image did not "impress the Americans with a very favorable opinion of the morals of the inhabitants" this illustration was removed from all subsequent editions. The third volume is entirely devoted to the observations made by George Jones on the zodiacal light, each of the hundreds of observations illustrated with a star chart.Spines faded and binding slightly worn; binding of volume 1 somewhat loose. Browned throughout with some spots, especially near page 155 of volume 1; a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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