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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE 5 SENSES. By H. K. Browne. Phiz.

      5 leaves bearing 5 tinted lithographs, separated by tissue guards. Original cloth-backed pictorial wrappers. Oblong: 23 x 32.3 cm. First edition. This work was issued both Coloured at 5s.6d. and Plain at 3s.6d. This is Plain copy. Some wear to corners, and it looks to have been trimmed at the fore-edge slightly at some time, though there are ample margins; some spotting, particularly to the final plate; wrappers browned; else very good. The lower wrappers bears an advertisement for 'Illustrated Juvenile Books.'

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        A Wonder-Book For Boys and Girls

      Boston Ticknor, Reed, And Fields MD-CCCLII [1852, but 185 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. Fine 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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        Notice sur les systemes de montagnes. Tomes 1-3.

      Paris, Bertrand, 1852 - XI, 1543 p. Drei Bände. Originalausgabe 1852, kein Reprint. Bücher dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare. Einbände bestoßen, Seiten nachgedunkelt, Text sauber. Sprache: französisch. -- 3 volumes. Original edition, no reprint. Ex-library books in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. 059 mbx Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fisiología del Gusto

      1852. First Edition . BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City: Juan R. Navarro, 1852. Large octavo, contemporary half black morocco, raised bands, patterned cloth boards, marbled endpapers. $4200.First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition.""One of the most witty discussions on food ever writtenÂ… The work is filled with entertaining anecdotes and commentary on good eating, including several pages of impressions about the United States"" (Feret, 38). Brillat-Savarin fled to the United States after the Revolution, only to return to France in 1797 and secure an appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal. While he held that post until he died, his greatest passions were exercised in his leisure time. Brillat-Savarin wrote extensive treatises on art, culture, science, and, of course, gastronomy. His appreciation for restaurants was virtually unparalleled and he was known for throwing elaborate dinner parties at his home in Paris. He was known for his tuna omelette, stuffed pheasant garnished with oranges, and fillet of beef with truffles. In 1825, just two months before his death, this work was published. It made him the most famous gastronomist of the day and he became known as the ultimate authority on food and dining. The initial 500 copies of the French first edition immediately sold out and the book has never been out of print since then. Includes histories of cooking, gourmands, coffee and chocolate, international specialties, a study of obesity, and more. Text in Spanish. This Mexican Spanish-language edition precedes the first American edition, issued in 1854, as well as the first Spanish edition, which did not appear until 1869. Cagle 1199. Gernon, Une Affaire de Goût 138. Bookbinder label on front pastedown.Discoloration to blank verso of frontispiece; bit of scuffing to spine ends. An extremely good copy, scarce.

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

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

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        Bleak House (In the Original Monthly Parts and with 8 Parts Unopened)

      London (March 1852-September 1853): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Octavo. In the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19, in the original green pictorial wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. An outstanding set, such as we have not seen, with many parts UNOPENED, therefore, unread, and with the FIRST ISSUE OF THE TEXT, uncorrected thus: in part I, page 19, line 6 with "elgble" - part VII, page 209, line 23 with "chair" - part IX, page 275, line 22 with "counsinship." The unopened parts are: VIII, X, XII, XIII, XIV, XIX/XX. The plates are very good to fine. Octavo [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, II and III; bookseller stamp on front wrap of part XVII. Housed in a handsome tan quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver collection, the Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.

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

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston 1852 - 12mo. 2 volumes: x, 13-312 pp; iv, 322 pp. Illustrated. Brown cloth hardcovers with bright gilt illustrated cabin scene on front covers. Gilt lettered titles on spine. A few small chips to the brown cloth bindings. Faint pencil inscription on the yellow right front flyleaf of volume 1 - "Nathan O. Farrar, Mason Village N. H." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds Second Edition (With Numerous Additional Engravings) Vol I And Volume 2

      London: Office Of The National Illustrated Library, 1852. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing London Second Edition, 1852, With Many Dozens Of New Illustrations Throughout The Text. Viii,303; Vi, 322 Pp. Brown Cloth, Covers Blindstamped With Lettering And Elaborate Design, Spine With Gilt Lettering And Elaborate Designs, Top Edge Of Vol I Is Gilt, Top Edge Of Vol Ii With Brown Top Stain. Original Yellow Endpapers With Ads On All Endpapers Of Vol. I, Plain Yellow Endpapers On Volume Ii. Very Clean, No Names Or Marks, Lightly Used, Gilt Still Brilliant; Fraying To Cloth At Corners, Across Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine Of Volume I, Tips Repaired, Spine Not Re-Backed Because Of Fragile Printed Endpapers; Volume Ii Re-Backed Retaining Original Cloth. All Hinges Tight.

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        Essai historique, philosophique et pittoresque sur les Danses des Morts.

      Rouen, Lebrument, 1852. - Deux volumes in-8 avec 54 planches et de nombreuses vignettes gravées et dessinées par E.-H. Langlois, Mlle Langlois, MM. Brévière et Tudot. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque du Docteur Valoy. Exemplaire très frais sans rousseurs, à grandes marges (24,3 x 15,5 cm). Demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid, têtes dorées (Petit succ. de Simier). Trois coins émoussés. Cet ouvrage, d'une exécution remarquable est l'un des plus complets en la matière. Il renferme dans le tome I, trois chapitres qui se rattachent à l'histoire de Rouen, et dans le tome II, "le sacristain de Bonport, légende fantastique". Un catalogue des éditions de la Danse des Morts par Holbein, et une bibliographie des différentes publications sur les danses macabres complètent cet ouvrage. Bel exemplaire non rogné à grandes marges, sans rousseurs, dans une reliure en maroquin de Petiit, successeur de Simier. Frère.

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        The Model Architect. A Series of Original Designs For Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences, etc. Accompanied By Explanations, Specifications, Estimates And Elaborate Details

      Philadelphia: E.S. Jones & Co, 1852. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter calf and marbled boards. 2 vols. Very good. 104 & 102 pages. Large 4to, 35 x 26 cm. 206 plates (114 litho plates (vol I has the usual unnumbered plate following pl 76) and 96 plates. 6 plates printed in full colors and 46 printed in tints), and numerous drawings and plans to scale. HITCHCOCK 1192. KARPEL B238. "According to George Tatum, `Of the architectural books published in Philadelphia during the nineteenth century, none was of more importance or had greater influence than those of Sloan.' The plates are among the best examples of American lithography." Sloan's first book. This was one of the most important and influential of all the design books published in the mid 19th century. The plates, printed by P. S. Duval, are among the best examples of American lithography (see Wainwright, Philadelphia in the romantic age of lithography, p. 69, 73). The designs are a veritable treasure trove of mid 19th century eclecticism: Norman, Italian, Elizabethan, Gothic and Oriental villas; English Gothic cottages, Italianate town houses, board and batten cottages and all manner of small ornamental buildings. Scattered, intermittent foxing, mostly marginal, moderate extremity rubbing, two black leather spine labels printed in gilt, chip with loss to Vol.II leather spine label, plus front cover gilt lettered spine labels of "S, Emlen Sharples.

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

      Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett and Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. First edition, first issue of the author's classic work. Octavo, original cloth, volume with title vignettes and six wood-engravings. First issue, with "spilt" (rather than "spiled") in Volume I, 42, line 1; "cathecism" (rather than "catechism") in Volume II, 74, line 5; and all other first issue points. In near fine condition, early 20th century ink ownership signatures at head of title-pages and front free endpapers. Housed in a full custom morocco clamshell and chemise. A superior example. In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life'... the social impact of [the novel] on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332). "Within a decade after its publication Uncle Tom's Cabin had become the most popular novel ever written by an American... there is substantial evidence that the book precipitated the American Civil War" (Downs, Books That Changed America, 108).

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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 AntonÂ’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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        Chants d'Inistoga ou Echos du Désert par R. A. de H., citoyen du Vénézuela.

      Paris, Dauvin et Fontaine, 1852. - in-12. 1f. IV. 187pp. Demi-veau rouge, dos lisse titré en lettres dorées et portant les initiales A.H. en queue (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de poésies trilingue par Rafael Agostini Hospedales (1808-1881), importante figure intellectuelle du Vénézuela. Avocat de formation européenne, il rédigea un projet de Code Civil pour son pays et fut notamment membre des Galipanada, mouvement insurrectionnel vénézuelien dont la tentative de coup d'état échoua en 1858. Le présent ouvrage, composé de trois parties: française, italienne et espagnole, comporte notamment des pièces célébrant les figures de Napoléon et de Bolivar. Bel exemplaire. Barbier, I, 565. 2 exemplaires seulement au CCFR. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First edition, large 8vo, (xxiv), 284, (4 advertisement) pp. 20 fine tinted lithographic plates and 2 maps with light foxing, marbled endpapers and sides, bookplate of R.W. Church, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, 20th century inscription to front blank detailing the book's presentation from Humphrey Paget, presumably the noted coin designer. Contemporary maroon quarter morocco head of spine subtly restored, dark green label, a handsome copy. Lear was far better known in his lifetime for his watercolours and bird paintings than his nonsense verse, and this work, along with the Albania volume which appeared the previous year, contain some of his finest landscapes. Abbey, Travel, 175.

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        Autograph letter signed to Herman Merivale, (Sir James, 1803-1868, Raja of Sarawak)

      1852 - (1806-1874, Under-Secretary for India), headed 'Private', saying that "a young relation of mine is going to try his fortune in Southern Australia and in a few days sails for Port Phil[l]ip" the gateway to Melbourne, he would like an introduction "to the governor of the settlement and would very much prefer any official appointment under the local government to either gold washing or farming. Can you assist?", he continues, "Sir John Pakington", (1799-1880, Secretary for War and the Colonies), "wanted me at the C[olonial] O[ffice] on the 21st but unfortunately I did not get the note till yesterday" as he was "doing my devoir towards Mr [Henry] Drummond", (1786-1860, member for West Surrey), "at his election", but recommending "an article in the Edinburgh [Review] which is the best account of our political relations", he is anxious to confer with members of the government on Borneo, "My own mind is made up for one or other course - efficiency on the one hand or independence on the other . I shall be sorry to see such a field lost, but anything is better than measures insufficient to insure success", last line and subscription cross written but perfectly legible, 4 sides 7¼" x 4½", Reigate, 23rd July Merivale has written at the head 'Sir J Brooke Labuan affairs'. Labuan lies 6 miles off the northwest coast of Borneo.

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        Tocard Toucan.

      Tocard Toucan, Ramphastos tocard. £1,600

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        Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air

      First edition. Contemporary half black shagreen over black paper boards, spine in five compartments with black fillets, joints lightly but insignificantly scratched, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, one lower corner rubbed. With 35 hors texte hand-colored plates and woodcut illustrations to text. A little light spotting (not serious) principally to endpapersA rare copy of one of the most attractive illustrated Romantic books. Gabriel de Gonet Paris 1852 18,5x26cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium; Being Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with his North American Indian Collection

      by the author, London 1852 - Thick 8vo., 2 vols. in 1. Rebound in green leather or leatherette with bright gold rules and title on spine. Few tiny spots on fb., otherwise binding clean and unworn. Hinges tight. marbled eps. Prev. owner ink signature on 2nd ffep (which is verso of frontis) Mild age toning, little or no foxing. Occas. finger smudge to page margins. Rare repair of short tears with archival tape, not affecting text or illustrations. Many pages uncut. 24 full pg. illus.,mostly by Catlin. pp. xvi, 296, xii, 336. Mylar cover. This work describes Catlins travels around Europe for eight years, starting in 1839. For periods of time three different groups of Indians joined him and were put on display along with his collections of art and artifacts. A fair amount of this material is humorous. Extremely scarce in any edition, this volume is in good shape and sturdy enough to be read without fear of damage. Sabin 11529. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statistique Géologique, Minéralogique, Minérallurgique et Paléontologique, du Département de la Meuse. Ouvrage accompagné d\'un atlas de 32 planches.

      Paris, Baillière, 1852. LI, 694 p. Hardcover Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. Sprache: französisch. -- Original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. 054 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Wonder-Book For Girls and Boys

      1852. First Edition . HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. A Wonder-Book For Girls and BoysÂ… With Engravings by Baker from Designs by Billings. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. Octavo, original blue cloth, blind-stamped border designs on the covers, lettered in gilt, pale yellow wove endpapers. Housed in custom half morocco slipcase. $6000.First edition, first printing, of HawthorneÂ’s first book for children, with frontispiece and six engraved plates. An exceptionally clean and bright copy.Although Hawthorne had written a number of histories, biographies and morals for children prior to the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, these early stories were primarily undertaken as hack-work and published in periodicals. Following the success of The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne attempted to capitalize on his fame with two intended money-makers, A Wonder-Book and Tanglewood Tales, in 1853. Both were very popular and have since been celebrated for their retelling of myths for children. Includes six tales: “The GorgonÂ’s Head,” “The Paradise of Children,” “The Three Golden Apples,” “The Miraculous Pitcher,” and “The Chimaera,” as well as HawthorneÂ’s version of the King Midas tale, “The Golden Touch.” The popular success of A Wonder-Book led Hawthorne to publish another volume of childrenÂ’s stories in 1853, Tanglewood Tales. First printing or issue with “lifed” for “lifted” on page 21, line 3. Clark A.18.1.a. BAL 7606. Owner signature.An exceptionally clean copy with bright gilt lettering. Scarce in this condition.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, . Translated into the New Zealand Language under the direction of the Government. [He Korero Tipuna Pakeha No Mua, Ko Ropitini Kuruho, Tona Ingoa.]

      - Wellington, printed at the Independant Office 1852. Octavo, contemporary cloth with the original printed wrappers bound in; [8],157pp and four lithograph plates by T.S. Ralph. Separate title pages in Maori and English. Neatly annotated with paragraphs marked with red dots, sections numbered in pencil and some authoritive looking corrections to the text. An attractive copy. I gather from the preface that it was decided that Robinson Crusoe so accords with Maori narrative that it is likely "to be within their comprehension." It should have been a welcome respite from all the scripture offered by the missionaries but according to 'Books in Maori' fiction was not valued. I think it was while before anything so frivolous was offered again. An early entrant for secular literature in any Pacific language, it is an abridgement, translated by H. Tacy Kemp. I'm told there are some small but not insignificant changes to passages about Crusoe and Friday.

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        Esemplari di caratteri scritti e incisi...

      Livorno: Calcografia Vignozzi, 1830-1852. Oblong (170 x 338 mm). [18] leaves. Engraved title dated 1830, 16 engraved plates of calligraphic specimens by Cominotti, extra inserted leaf dated 1852, engraved by C. Castellini. Leaves of varying heights, some deckle edges. Occasional light foxing. Stab-stitched in original yellow printed wrappers, dated 1852, title on front cover and publisher's catalogue on back cover, both within decorative borders (repaired marginal tear to lower wrapper, tears to spine, small stain on upper wrapper) . *** A simple and elegant engraved calligraphic specimen book, in the extreme oblong format prized by 19th-century Italy publishers in the genre; only edition, second issue with an extra leaf and wrappers from 1852. The 1830 title with its fluid but restrained calligraphic swirls framing stiff gothic lettering contrasts with the inserted leaf from 1852 which follows it, containing a variety of shaded capitals, exuberant decorative display letters, and two calligraphic figures of putti. 15 of Cominotti's 16 engraved samples are of cursive script; the last shows an alphabet in three sets of decorative capitals including one of ornamented gothic. On the back of the 1852 wrapper is a list of 19 publications of the brothers Vignozzi, all works of instruction, many for children or youth, in literature, Italian language and grammar, French, geography, arithmetic, history, and religion. Cominotti seems to have been one of the Vignozzi house engravers and graphic artists: ICCU lists two maps by him, and an 1827 Metodo per imparare a scrivere in sette lezioni, all published by the Vignozzi. Not found in the standard calligraphy bibliographies; OCLC locates a single copy of the 1830 issue, at the Newberry Library.

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        Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches. Für das bayerische Volk bearbeitet.

      München 1852 - 8°. 1 nn. Bl., 1088 S., 3 nn. Bl., m. 300 Holzstichill. HLdr.d.Zt. m. neuem RSchild., (ber., Kapitale angeplatzt, Ecken u. Kanten bestossen). Erste Ausgabe. - Lentner 4366; Engelmann 315. - Umfassendes Handbuch Bayerns, nach Landgerichtsbezirken geordnet und mit zahlreichen Ansichten versehen. - Etw. stock- u. fingerfl., leicht gelockert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

      1852. First Edition . BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London: John Van Voorst, 1852. Slim octavo, original blind-stamped dark purple cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7000.First edition of “one of the earliest of BurtonÂ’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth.In 1842 Burton left Oxford to take a military commission in India. He worked as a surveyor and spy, mastering several Middle Eastern languages. In 1844, on a trek north to the Phuleli and Guni rivers of the Sind desert, Burton ""found time to engage in some falconryÂ… the postscript to the book gives one of the few pictures by Burton of the way in which he lived and worked among the natives"" (Rice, 123). ""One of the earliest of Burton's books of travel"" (Abbey), Falconry is also notably one of a quartet of books based on his experiences in India that Burton compiled from his notes while on leave in Europe in 1850-51; the other books are Goa, and the Blue Mountains (1851), Scinde, or, the Unhappy Valley (1851) and Sindh, and the Races that Inhabit the Valley of the Indus (1852). ""He was a born naturalist, and if he had pursued this line aloneÂ… he might have ranked among the greatest"" (Rice, 109). Containing four full-page tinted lithographic plates after Joseph Wolf. With rear eight-page publisher's catalogue dated 1851: including two works listed as ""just published"" that cite reviews respectively dated ""May 1st, 1852"" and ""April 26th, 1852."" Penzer notes that in 1877 van Voorst wrote to Burton, stating that of the 500 copies issued, 257 remained unsold and suggested ""scrapping"" them. Penzer, 41. Spink 6. Abbey Travel 479. Early owner inscription dated ""April 25th 1899.""Interior fresh and clean with light foxing mainly to early leaves, mild toning to bright gilt-lettered spine. A handsome about-fine copy in original cloth.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      London: John Cassell, 1852. First Cruikshank edition. With 27 illustrations on wood by George Cruikshank, including the frontispiece portrait of Stowe. [xxiv], 391, [1 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full crimson morocco gilt by Stevens & Haynes, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Fine. Cruikshank, George. First Cruikshank edition. With 27 illustrations on wood by George Cruikshank, including the frontispiece portrait of Stowe. [xxiv], 391, [1 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Immensely best-selling in England and America. BAL identifies one edition (BAL 19518) - not illustrated - which precedes this edition by a few weeks, but the Cassell edition, being by far the more desirable, has traditionally been called the English first "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work - structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM). Cohn 777; PMM 332 (First Edition)

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        The Model Architect. A Series of Original Designs for Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences etc. accompanied by explanations, specifications, estimates, and elaborate details prepared expressly for the use of projectors and artisans throughout the United States. Vol. II. First edition.

      Philadelphia: E.S. Jones 1852 - Folio; Vol. 2, each with 92 lithograph plates, some tinted . Original cloth boards with leather spine and corners. Some foxing.Front cover starting. No original edition in OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musée d'anatomie de la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg. Description de deux foetus monstres, dont l'un acéphale et l'autre monopode.

      Strasbourg, Berger-Levrault, 1852. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 4 planches en couleur. Rare publication tératologique accompagné de planches spectaculaires. Mouillures en marge des planches, cartonnage défraîchi. Envoi de l'auteur sur la couverture, dont le nom du destinataire a été barré. *****. In-folio. [466 x 295 mm] Collation : 10 pp., 4 planches h.-t. Cartonnage imprimé de l'éditeur.

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        Carte des côtes du Chili et de la Bolivie dressée d'apres les travaux du Cap. Fitz-Roy

      1852. Incisione in rame, mm 995x665. Grande e bella carta idrografica raffigurante la costa cilena fino all'arcipelago Chonos (44° parallelo) con 7 riquadri con piante di Arica, Cobija, Coquimbo, Caldera, Coquiapo, Valparaiso e Conception. Ottimo stato di conservazione.Copper engraving, mm 995x665. Large chart showing the whole coast of Chile. Seven insets with plans Arica, Cobija, Coquimbo, Caldera, Coquiapo, Valparaiso e Conception. Very good condition.

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        Autograph letter from architect Andrew Jackson Downing to Philadelphia wallpaper company re: decorating his Home in Newburgh, NY

      Newburgh on the Hudson, NY, 1852. Very good condition. Downing's letter, written about 2 months before his tragic death, is addressed to Howell & Brothers the makers of the first machine printed wallpapers in America. A leading American advocate of the Gothic Revival, Downing designed his own cottage home, Highland Gardens in Newburgh, NY. In this 1852 letter to Howell & Brothers, Philadelphia wallpaper manufacturers, he discusses the decoration of his own home: "You will remember my calling at your store some three weeks ago & bringing away some samples of paper hangings. I wish to paper a large drawing-room in my own country house here with paper of the enclosed pattern [not present here]. Please send me enough of this for a room 20 x 24 ft and 12 1/2 feet high..." As to settling his bill, Downing directs Howell & Brothers to "Robert Buist, seedsman" of Philadelphia. Buist was an important nurseryman, credited with introducing the poinsettia to the United States. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was an American nurseryman, landscape designer, architectural pattern book writer, and leading He is considered the founder of American landscape architecture. In the present letter, Downing writes as an architect: "As I am an architect practicing [indistinct] on the Hudson & in New York, I can sometimes send you orders for papers". Downing's growing interest in architecture lead him to establish an office at Highland Gardens with architect Calvert Vaux (1824 - 1895) in 1850. This 1852 letter from late in the career of Andrew Jackson Downing provides valuable insights into the decoration of his own home (regrettably demolished in 1963) and to his new career as an architect. He was tragically killed in the explosion of the Hudson River steamer, "Henry Clay" some two months after this letter was written. Small 8vo, [3]pp ALS. Clean, contemporary folds, 7 1/2 x 5"

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        A Feature in South African Frontier Life

      

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        Trente (Tyrol).

      Lemercier, Parigi, 1852. Litografia di dimensioni 18,5x28 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Veduta panoramica della città di Trento immersa nel paesaggio naturale circostante, con contadine in abiti tipici in primo piano. In basso a sx. indicazioni sull'autore, a dx. sul titolo. In basso al centro informazioni sullo stampatore "Paris imp. Lemercier, rue de Seine 55". Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Trento nelle Stampe d'Arte" di Aldo Chemelli, scheda n. 43 pagg. 192 e 193.

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah

      1852. First Edition . Signed. (PIERCE, Franklin) STANSBURY, Howard. Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. Octavo, original blindstamped brown cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $9500.First edition, first issue (official Senate issue), with folding map and 57 lithographic plates (34 tinted and three folding panoramas), of western scenes and zoological illustrations. This copy a very rare and desirable presidential association copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by fourteenth president Franklin Pierce on the day he was elected President: ""For Prof. Sanborn respects of Franklin Pierce—November 2d. 1852."" Books signed by Pierce are quite scarce.""In 1849, Stansbury was put in command of an exploring and surveying expedition to the Great Salt Lake region… and determined upon the exploration of a route to the settlements more direct than that by way of South Pass. Proceeding directly eastward, he traversed the course subsequently followed by the Overland State and, in the main, by the Union Pacific Railway; and though not the first to use it was the first to recommend its feasibility and to make it widely known. His report won immediate popularity in England as well as in the United States"" (DAB). Stansbury's party, which included John Williams Gunnison, trekked for two years in the Rocky Mountains, exploring the Great Salt Lake and northward to Fort Hall in southern Idaho. The expedition was successful on a variety of fronts. Stansbury was the first to determine that the Great Salt Lake was the remnant of a much larger ancient fresh-water pluvial lake (Lake Bonneville), and the first to trace parts of the routes of the Overland Trail and portions of the Transcontinental Railroad.Perhaps most significant was Stansbury's time spent among the Mormons in Utah. When the party arrived in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Brigham Young and his Mormon followers greeted the party with caution, suspicious that the Army was intent on breaking up the new settlement. Stansbury met with Young, and assured the Mormon leader that the purpose of the expedition was purely scientific. Young, in turn, sent his personal secretary, Albert Carrington, to assist Stansbury's expedition. Lt. Gunnison would write the first major in-depth work discussing the Mormons; however, Stansbury's volume preceded Gunnison's and stands as the first significant published description of the Mormon settlements in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. In his introduction, Stansbury writes, ""In what has been said respecting the Mormon community, I have endeavored frankly to present the impressions produced upon my mind by a somewhat intimate acquaintance of a year's duration with both rules and people,"" and discusses the practice of polygamy, stating, ""the tie that binds a Mormon to his second, third, or fourth wife, is just as strong, sacred, and indissoluble, as that which unites him to his first… The recent acquittal of a Mormon Elder for shooting the seducer of one of his wives, on the ground that the act was one of justifiable homicide, fully corroborates the truth of this remark"" (pp. 4-5). In the body of the report, Stansbury devotes numerous pages to describing the dynamics of the community established in Utah by Brigham Young and his followers.An issue of note to transpire between President Pierce and the Mormon church during his single term was the matter of Brigham Young's retention in the office of Governor. Pierce originally sought to replace Young with a Colonel Edward J. Steptoe, covertly sending the Colonel to Utah for that purpose. But upon his arrival Steptoe was so impressed with Young's handling of the office, and the immense loyalty of the populace toward him, that the Colonel joined the territories' few other ""gentile"" government appointees in lobbying for Young's retention in the office. There were one or two other not very serious scares that political pressure would force Pierce to remove Young from the governorship, but they came to naught. Apostle and future Church president John Taylor met with President Pierce in Washington shortly before he left office in 1857. Without separate atlas volume containing two large folding maps of Utah and the Great Salt Lake. Howes S884. Sabin 90372. Graff 3947. WagnerCamp 219:2. Eberstadt 115:1054. The recipient of this volume is most likely Professor Edwin D. Sanborn (1808-85), a professor of Latin and Literature at Dartmouth and a political supporter of Pierce. Later owner signature.Front free endpaper partially pasted to opposite pastedown; some foxing to interior, dampstaining affecting last several leaves. Light wear to cloth extremities. A very good copy, very rare and desirable signed by President-elect Pierce, one of only a handful of books signed by him to ever appear for sale.

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        A description of the present system of bank note engraving, showing its tendency to facilitate counterfeiting: to which is added a new method of constructing bank notes to prevent forgery

      New York: W. L. Ormmsby; London: Willoughby & Co, 1852. First edition, large 4to, pp. viii, 102; colored frontispiece and 12 composite steel-engraved plates; original green cloth stamped in gilt on both covers and spine, a.e.g.; the binding is a little dull but it is sound; contained in a quarter niger morocco clamshell box with gilt-decorated spine and green morocco labels.

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        Briefe aus

      Berlin, Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung) 1852 - 8

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        Gazzetta di Bologna.

      Bologna, 1853, n. 1/294, annata completa sciolta - 1858, 1/295 idem - 1859, n. 1/131 (10 giugno). Uniamo 1852, n. 187, agosto 19. Tutti (721 copie) :

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Negro Life in the Slave Staves of America Embellished with Eight Engranings.

      London: G. Routledge and Co.; C.H. Clarker and Co.. Spine label faded, otherwise in good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. . London, G. Routledge and Co.; C.H. Clarker and Co., No Date [1852]. 13,5 cm x 20 cm. Frontispiece, VI, 351 pages. Original Hardcover / Original full leather with gilt ornaments on spine and boards. Spine label faded, otherwise in good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It depicts the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. It reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. She was the seventh of 13 children born to outspoken Calvinist preacher Lyman Beecher and Roxana (Foote), a deeply religious woman who died when Stowe was only five years old. Roxana's maternal grandfather was General Andrew Ward of the Revolutionary War. Her notable siblings included a sister, Catharine Beecher, who became an educator and author, as well as brothers who became ministers: including Henry Ward Beecher, who became a famous preacher and abolitionist, Charles Beecher, and Edward Beecher. Harriet enrolled in the Hartford Female Seminary run by her older sister Catharine, where she received a traditional academic education usually reserved for males at the time with a focus in the classics, including studies of languages and mathematics. Among her classmates was Sarah P. Willis, who later wrote under the pseudonym Fanny Fern. In 1832, at the age of 21, Harriet Beecher moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to join her father, who had become the president of Lane Theological Seminary. There, she also joined the Semi-Colon Club, a literary salon and social club whose members included the Beecher sisters, Caroline Lee Hentz, Salmon P. Chase (future governor of the state and Secretary of Treasury under President Lincoln), Emily Blackwell and others. Cincinnati's trade and shipping business on the Ohio River was booming, drawing numerous migrants from different parts of the country, including many free blacks, as well as Irish immigrants who worked on the state's canals and railroads. Areas of the city had been wrecked in the Cincinnati riots of 1829, when ethnic Irish attacked blacks, trying to push competitors out of the city. Beecher met a number of African Americans who had suffered in those attacks, and their experience contributed to her later writing about slavery. Riots took place again in 1836 and 1841, driven also by native-born anti-abolitionists. It was in the literary club that she met Calvin Ellis Stowe, a widower who was a professor at the seminary. The two married on January 6, 1836. He was an ardent critic of slavery, and the Stowes supported the Underground Railroad, temporarily housing several fugitive slaves in their home. Most slaves continued north to secure freedom in Canada. The Stowes had seven children together, including twin daughters. (Wikipedia)

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