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        DISTURNELL'S RAILWAY, STEAMSHIP, AND TELEGRAPH BOOK; BEING A GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA: ALSO GIVING THE OCEAN STEAM PACKET ARRANGEMENTS, TELEGRAPH LINES AND CHARGES; LIST OF HOTELS, &C. WITH A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, SHOWING ALL THE CANALS, RAILROADS, &C.

      Published by J. Disturnell, July, 1852, New York: - 12mo, original printed and illustrated wrappers. Stitched. 133, [9 advts] pp. Large Folding Map: 'Disturnell's New Map of the United States and Canada.,' East of 98* longitude [Iowa, Eastern Kansas, Eastern Texas]. Wrappers worn at spine, rear wrap chipped at outer margin and spotted. Map with a few fox marks, a couple of very small holes. Else Very Good. Disturnell packs an enormous amount of information into this little Guide, evidently the first of its series: all the rail and steam lines, principal hotels and boarding houses, mail and telegraph lines, routes for Southern travelers, canal packet lines, and many advertisements-- frequently illustrated-- for goods and services helpful to the traveler. In addition to his work publishing similar guide books, Disturnell was a bookseller and librarian of the Cooper Union.Sabin 20316. OCLC records several examples of similar Disturnell items, all scarce, but none as early as this [as of May 2016]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Beautifully illustrated & vividly colored scroll entitled "Kano Bicchumori kaei gonen kacchu chakuyo choren ezu" ["Military Exercises at the Estate of Kano, Lord of Bicchu, in the Fifth Year of Kaei"]. One picture scroll, 263 x 10,170 mm., with numerous illus. and black & red manuscript explanatory text

      [From the preface]: "April 1852."In the early 1850s, Japan still maintained sakoku, a policy of isolationism established in 1635 and intended to minimize foreign influence. The governments of Britain, the United States, and Russia, were each determined to be the first to benefit from trade with Japan. Within Japan, there was a growing and passionate debate about how to respond to foreign incursions. Two major camps formed: one claimed it was necessary to use foreign technology in order to repel invasions; the other argued that only traditional Japanese methods should be employed. Our scroll depicts the integration of Western weapons into this faction's strategy.This is a finely illustrated scroll with bird's-eye views of Lord Hisaakira Kano's well-equipped private army at a shimoyashiki (a secondary estate) outside of central Edo. It depicts military exercises which took place a year before Commodore Matthew Perry's first arrival. The scroll vividly illustrates formations, uniforms, and the coordinated use of rifles and cannons. In one of the scenes depicted in our scroll, Kano (1813-64), second lord of Ichinomiya-han in Kazusa province, is shown leading the exhibition of his troops' capabilities. A top minister of security, Kano advised the shogun closely on matters of national defense. An authority on such matters, he prioritized the coastal defenses of his province, which occupied a key strategic location close to Edo. Kano's army, composed of farmers, fishermen, and merchants, was superbly organized and well-equipped with the latest military technology supplied by the Dutch.The preface by Ishishi Keikyo (probably a pen-name) announces the depicted exercises as a momentous occasion celebrating Kano's military expertise. The scroll opens with a close-up at the entrance of the estate, which has been heavily decorated with the battle banners of the Kano family, as a dignitary arrives with his attendants. Guards stand ready to inspect them. The next panel offers a more expansive view, from a greater distance, of the parade grounds and the preparations for the exercises. On the right are the headquarters where the leaders (some named in red) have placed their ceremonial armor and weapons. In the background, troops in makeshift structures prepare for the display by putting on their armor.The following panels show Kano troops in formation as the exercises begin. They divide themselves into smaller squads, each behind their own colored flag, then form a procession in the shape of a square. The text in black provides the name of the formation (i.e. kagyu no jin "snail formation"; koya maedatami "defensive lines"; gyogun "marching formation"; yonchojo "four line formation"; juni inyo "twelve lines"; zenjin tezume daishohorenpatsu "cannon and rifle formation"; senjin kojin sogakari daishojurenpatsu "frontline and backline charge together with small guns"; sogun tsuiho "all-out assault"; and ryogun gattai "final assembly"). The red text meticulously describes the composition and purposes of each formation, as well as naming many of the generals involved.Subsequent sections depict the live-fire portion of the exercise. The riflemen form long lines adjacent to several cannons. Behind long sheets held up by two men, they fire into empty space. The brushwork masterfully renders the billowing gunpowder smoke. Soldiers armed with spears and swords charge at the imaginary enemy, while the riflemen and cannoneers smile, their part of the job complete. At this point, the amount of red text increases greatly, likely because of the explanation of weapons and tactics unfamiliar to many in Japan. In the penultimate panel, the riflemen and cannons create a longer line, fire, then charge with their comrades to land the finishing blow. In the final section, the troops join in formation around their leader Lord Kano. Different squads are distinguished by colored banners and armor.In fine and fresh condition with bright coloring. Sporadic wormholes, carefully mended.

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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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        Christmastide

      London: John Russell Smith, n.d. [ca. 1852] - First Edition. PublisherÕs gilt-decorated cloth; all edges gilt; minor foxing; a very good or better copy of a well-illustrated volume. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 1852 - First edition. Original publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine and blind ruled borders to the covers. A fine copy, bright and clean without any mentionable wear and just slight fading to the cloth on the spine. Internally clean with tight hinges just starting. An exceptional copy. Four tinted lithograph plates after Joseph Wolf. Scarce, one of only 500 copies of the first edition. Burton's account of the falconry he undertook whilst in the Sindh province of northern India. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Tableau de Paris. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Paulin et Le Chevalier 1852 - Ouvrage illustré de quinze cents gravures d'après les dessins de Blanchard (Phar.), Cham, Champin, Forest (Eug.), Français, Gavarni, Gérard-Séguin, J.J. Grandville, Lami (Eug.), Pauquet, Renard, Roussel, Valentin, Vernet (Hor.), etc., etc. Paris, Paulin et Le Chevalier - 1852/1853 - iv, 388 et 396 pages. Reliure demi maroquin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs caissonné et orné de fleurons dorés. Double filet doré bordant les plats. Têtes dorées. Coiffes frottées. Petites épidermures. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-folio (39x29). Edmond Texier dit aussi Père Enfantin, de son vrai nom Edmond Auguste Texier est un journaliste, poète et romancier français. Rédacteur en chef de L'illustration (1860), chroniqueur du Siècle, rédacteur au Crédit intellectuel d'Enfantin. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, Designed for the Use of the Public or Common Schools in the United States

      New York: Cady & Burgess, 1852. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated with numerous original diagrams (frontispiece, with 28 full-page plates and a textual illustration). New York: Cady & Burgess, 1852. Tenth edition. In his preface, Smith writes "It has been the object of the author of this little manual of Astronomical science, to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible; but with such occular demonstrations, by way of diagrams and maps, as shall make the subject easily understood." This visual approach made Smith's Illustrated Astronomy the most popular American astronomy book of the 19th century, and it remains one of the most historically and artistically important manifestations of astral iconography. Quarto. The original pictorial paper-covered boards have been expertly rebacked with a new black morocco spine. Some occasional mild soiling to the contents, with the typical minor offsetting opposite the plates. The boards are shelfworn and soiled, with a minor scratch to the front panel and a few small stains.

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        Tableau de Paris EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Paulin et Le Chevalier, 1852. Fine. Paulin et Le Chevalier, Paris 1852, in-folio (26,5x38cm), 388pp. ; 396pp., 2 tomes en un volume relié. - Edition 1500 illustrated engravings after designs of Blanchard, Cham, Gavarni, French, Gradville, Pauquet, Lami, Vernet ... including two double-page engravings, views of Paris in a straight line and a plane paris in 1853. Bound in half red vintage shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with cold boxes, nets and on between nerves, and wheels and tail head. Friction copings, joints, nerves and corners. Corners bumped. A few scattered spots early in the book on paper remained fresh. Superb publication, abundantly illustrated the Paris of the early Second Empire in the early Haussmann transformations. The descriptive and historical chapters proceed by characteristic places: the Champs-Elyzées, boulevards, The College of the Sorbonne, the Pont Neuf, Luxembourg and by themes: colleges, foundlings, grisettes and courtesans ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 1500 gravures d'après les dessins de Blanchard, Cham, Gavarni, Français, Gradville, Pauquet, Lami, Vernet... dont deux gravures sur double page, une vue de Paris à vol d'oiseau et un plan de Paris en 1853. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons à froid, de filets sur et entre les nerfs, et de roulettes en queue et tête. Frottements en coiffes, mors, nerfs et coins. Coins émoussés. Quelques rousseurs éparses en début d'ouvrage sur un papier demeuré bien frais. Superbe publication, abondamment illustrée du Paris du début du Second Empire, au début des transformations haussmaniennes. Les chapitres descriptifs et historiques procèdent par lieux caractéristiques : Les Champs-Elyzées, les boulevards, Le collège de la Sorbonne, le Pont-Neuf, le Luxembourg et par thèmes : les collèges, les enfants trouvés, les grisettes et les lorettes...

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        La marquise Cornélia d'Alfi, ou le Lac d'Annecy et ses environs.

      Annecy, Typ. et lith. F. Saillet, 1852, - pt. in-8vo, XX + 396 p., couv. orig. imprimée conservée, signature manuscr. en-tête ?Alexandre Leleux?, reliure en demi-veau, pièce de titre pourpre au dos, dos orné en or, lég. frottements tout en haut du dos et aux coins. En bas du dos on trouve le nom doré ?Alexandre Leleux? (malgré le manque d'indication les reliures de sa bibl. sont de Arne Asper à Genève). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de ce roman. Dans l'appendice on trouve l'indication sommaire de quelques-unes des promenades les plus intéressantes des environs d'Annécy.?Les Bornes sont prolongées au sud de la vallée du Fier par le massif bien isolé de la Tournette (2351m), montagne chère au coeur des Anneciens, au panorama exceptionnel et aux itinéraires variés, dont l'ascension fait le "clou" d'un roman d'Eugène Sue (1804-1857) «La Marquise Cornelia d'Alfi», écrit après son exil en Savoie (Dictionnaire de la Montagne).?L'édition originale est peu courante?, Il (L'auteur) vécut les dernières années de sa vie en Savoie, sur les bords du lac d'Annecy, ou il mourut en 1857. (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 4168. [Attributes: First Edition]

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