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        The Story of Nell Gwyn and the Sayings of Charles the Second (Extra-Illustrated)

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1852 - This book is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and unmarked. It is minimally rubbed. It has green, marbled end papers and 212, minimally toned pages bound in red leather with gilt tooled designs on the boards. The spine has five raised bands with gilt tooled designs and titles in the panels. the bottom of the spine has gilt "Extra Illustrated 1852". Unused red cloth covering laid on paper has been bound in at the rear of the book. The is Grangerized, that is the original owner has had it bound with their own illustrations taken from other sources making the book unique. It has 55 illustrations in addition to those within the published pages, all black & white, two are London vistas the other 53 are portraits. Some portraits have their own publication informations as "Thomas Otway - drawn by J. Thurston - engraved by T. Bragg - From a picture by Riley in the possession of T. H. Bentice Esq. - London Jan. 1 1821 published by W. Walker". There's one of Ellen Gwyn with her marks, of Shakespeare published in 1803, and some published as early as 1795. A lovely book with great illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. The Presentation plate filled out by the owner in December 1852. Moderate to heavy foxing and staining throughout, the plates darkened a bit but still fairly clean and quite attractive. Overall a Very Good copy with early color plates of Native Americans. Seth Eastman. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in the original full embossed burgundy morocco leather with a gilt decorative figure in the center of both covers. Neatly rebacked at a recent date with a new leather spine. Most notable for the color plates of scenes of Native Americans, some of the earliest chromolithographs made. Also with many articles and poems about Native Americans, most (18) by Mary Eastman. Complete with 12 plates--including the often lacking Presentation plate and The Landing of William Penn--as well as the Illuminated Title Page plate, the List of Illustrations plate, and all 8 chromolithographs of Native Americans by P. S. Duval after drawings by Capt. Seth Eastman are present. They include depictions of "Indian Courtship" and an "Indian Marriage Custom." Seth Eastman was stationed in various posts throughout the West where he and his wife Mary observed and recorded their impressions of American Indians.

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        Briefe aus Ägypten, Äthiopien und der Halbinsel des Sinai geschrieben in den Jahren 1842 - 1845 während der auf Befehl Sr. Majestät des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen ausgeführten wissenschaftlichen Expedition.

      Berlin, Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1852. 8°. 22 cm. XII, 456 Seiten. Brauner Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 272. Mit lithografiertem, farbigem Frontispiz, Titelvignette, 1 Tafel und eine gefaltete Karte \"Karte von Ägypten und den höheren Nilländern\". Kleiner Eintrag auf Innendeckel, Bibliotheksstempel verso Titel. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        American Grape Grower's Guide

      1852. First Edition . CHORLTON, William. The American Grape Grower's Guide. New York: C.M. Saxton, (1852). Octavo, original green cloth. $1500.First edition, first printing, of this detailed and highly influential guide to growing grapes in the United States, with 32 in-text illustrations, in original cloth-gilt.""Chorlton's guides to cultivation of European grapes under glass were based on his experiences as gardener to J.C. Green of Staten Island. Chorlton gives a long list of European grapes suitable for indoor cultivation and suggests the American varieties isabella, catawba, diana and concord for outdoors. This was a very popular treatise and there were numerous subsequent and revised editions"" (Gabler G1622). First printing, with the publisher listed as ""Saxton"" on both the title and copyright pages. Early penciled marginalia.A few spots of foxing to text, a bit of rubbing mainly to base of spine. A near-fine copy.

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        Canadian Crusoes, A Tale of Rice Lake Plains

      Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Good. 1852. First Edition. 368 + 32 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards. With 32 publishers ads to rear. The frontis 'Attack on the Deer'. Name and address inscribed to front endpaper. Some foxing to the frontis and to edges of all the 12 plates. Gilt all page ends,a firm binding. There's some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two odd marks to rear boards. Some fading to corner edges but bright gilt design to spine. A solid copy.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two Volumes. First edition, early printings (volume I states Sixtieth Thousand; volume II Seventieth Thousand.) Publisher's brown pebbled cloth, stamped in blind, top board and spine stamped in gilt. Very Good. Rubbing to cloth at corners and bottom edges, fraying to spine ends, gilt stamping a bit oxidized. Light shelf lean. Pages show general age wear and foxing, and several signatures in Volume II sit proud. All together a pretty nice set, in better condition than as normally found.

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        The American Vade Mecum: or the Companion of Youth, and Guide to College. A Book of Miscellanies

      Cincinnati: Morgan & Co, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. ix, 11-182 pages. Frontispiece portrait sketch of the author. Illustrations. Blue cloth hardcover stamped in blind with gilt school illustration on front board. Gilt stamped title on spine. Blue cloth is faded, worn, and chipped head and base of spine. Cloth split upper spine. End papers are toned. Light to moderate scattered foxing to text. Period ink inscription on the right front flyleaf - "Edwin Cox's Book Due West, Ste Nov. 28, 1857 Ed." Illustrations include University of Virginia, Peytona West Virginia and others. Book of essays includes topics on the University of Virginia, Ambition, Pleasures of Science, Education, Remarks, Life in Eastern and Western Virginia, Arthur Allen, A Trip to the Peaks to Otter, Disappointed Hopes, The Unfortunate Lovers, The Double Suicide, Eleanor Virginia Dare, and Monticello. Pate traveled west in 1850 after spending two years at the University of Virginia. Frustrated with the governing class of the Virginia Commonwealth for not growing with the economic times, Clay wrote the American Vade Mecum in 1852. He urged his readers to take note of the unlimited opportunities to develop the resources of Virginia. While still living in the west, Pate literally fought against John Brown and was captured by Brown in Kansas. He wrote a book on John Brown in 1859. During the Civil War, Pate fought for the Confederacy and died in a Cavalry battle outside of Richmond in 1864.

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        Henri Le Secq, Paris, La Porte Rouge (Notre Dame)

      1852 - Photographie,Impression Blanquart Evrard, vintage salt print. // Circa 1852 // Papier salé // Format (cm): 24x30

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        Three Letters to the New York Herald, from J. M. Grant, of Utah

      [1852], [New York] 1852 - 64pp. Slim octavo [21 cm] Disbound. Front and rear wraps absent. The preliminary pages have damp stains in the top margins, and the remaining pages have very thin, light tide marks along the top edges. There are multiple losses from the partially-detached terminal page, obscuring some of the text, approximately twenty five words on each side. Flake 3684. Crawley II: 693. A series of letters, addressed to James Gordon Bennett, refuting the Brandebury-Broccus-Harris allegations of disloyalty toward the federal government, problems with the establishment of a territorial government, and Mormon polygamy. Letter I. [From the Herald of March 9, 1852.] Letter from the Mayor of Great Salt Lake City. Mormonism by a Mormon- Polygamy- Murder- Jackson in Heaven- Taylor in Limbo- Stiff Necks and Superstition- Astounding Developments, &c.; Letter II. More Secrets of the Temple- Polecats in Mare's nests- Bogus Coiners- Squatters without Titles- The Mormon Pope- A Bowie Knife- Pawnee Politeness- Davy Crocket a Mormon- General Taylor (is) damned. April 8, 1852; Letter III. May 2, 1852. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir, for MDCCCLII

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover with decorative full-leather boards, 1852, octavo, 298pp., illustrated in color with 12 chromolithographic plates of Native Americans at Ft. Shelling in upper Mississippi. Book VG with rubbing to boards and spine, some cracking to outer spine hinges, handsome gilt decorations to boards and title on spine, binding tight, previous owner's plate to front pastedown, signatures to front endpapers, otherwise text unmarked but with foxing throughout, handsome gilt edges of text block. No DJ, but in protective mylar wrap.

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        Uncle Toms Cabin or Life Among the Lowly Volume. 1&2

      Boston Mass: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852 1 of only 5000

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        Draft Autograph Letter, Unsigned (George, 1792-1878, Caricaturist & Illustrator)

      1852 - to 'Sir', ending unfinished on Side 1, followed on Side 2 by a list of things to do and people to contact, Cruikshank apologises that "your letter of the 25th of last month came to hand . my hands were so full . all I could do was to read it and lay it upon the table with many others .", followed by faint pencil, he continues in ink "which although good feeling exists on the part of all parties - it requires . to have cemented those bonds of union & friendship between [members] of the different classes of society - & which I believe only require a proper confidence to carry into effect", this suggests that the letter concerns one of the humanitarian causes he was increasingly involved in, chiefly the temperance movement, which is reinforced on Side 2 by such names as Cobden and in particular Dickens, with whom he had had such a close relation as his most famous illustrator, but, as a 'moderationist' as regards alcohol, was concerned that Cruikshank was overdoing total abstinence, other entries are "Steel plates / Etchings ground / British Gallery / . Write to George / . Coal / Boots / Umbrella .", and, not least, Uncle Toms [Cabin] which had created a furore in America this present year, and which Cruikshank illustrated for Cassell's, one of many competing editions in the UK, finally in pencil he writes 'History of a Leaf', and MAG in large decorative capital letters, 2 sides tall 8vo., 48 Mornington Place (later 263 Hampstead Road, N.W.1), 27th November

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: 280, (16) publisher's ads; frontispiece illustration of a joyous "Negro Village on a Southern Plantation," tissue guard, illustrated bastard title. Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine; trace of foxing here and there. 7.5" x 4.5" A pro-slavery response to publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin earlier that year. [Wright, American Fiction, II:831. Work, Bibliography of the Negro, 465. Blockson Collection 9192.].

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      Boston, MA: Bradbury & Guild, 1852 An early American railroad travel guide along the Connecticut River by railroad from Harlem to St. Johnsbury, a distance of 322 miles, made up of the following individual railroads: Harlem Railroad; New York and New Haven Railroad; New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield Railroad, Connecticut River Railroad, Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad, Vermont Valley Railroad, Sullivan Railrod; Vermont Central Railroad; and the Passaumpsic Railroad. "Throughout the entire length of this line there are scarcely a dozen miles without some object of interest to an intelligent traveller. 80 pages illustrated with woodcuts plus a seven foot long folded map of the entire route along the river. Title page has long shallow chip along gutter caused, I suspect, during production. The map is near fine showing only a little toning. This title is bound together with two others; "The Philosophy of Electrical Psychology: in a Course of Twelve Lectures," by John Bovee Dods (1851) and "A Month at Constantinople," by Albert Smith (1851). This was probably done by the publisher for odd titles remaining in stock and sold at a discount, a common practice back in the day. Bound in original half red leather over marbled paper covered boards with raised bands. Endpapers and several of the initial and final pages are foxed, though there are several minor spots of foxing throughout. Bookplate of George D. Kilborn on front paste-down endpaper. A very good plus, handsome copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Wonder-Book For Girls and Boys

      , 1852. 1852. First Edition . HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. A Wonder-Book For Girls and Boys… 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 Hawthorne

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        The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volumes 1-13 (1852-1858)

      New York: Carlton & Phillips, (1852-1858). New York: Carlton & Phillips. (1852-1858). First. Magazine. A complete set of the entire run of monthly issues from July 1852-December 1858, bound in 13 mostly half calf or full leather volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with wood-engravings. The National Magazine was an eclectic and lively journal known for its wide ranging articles encompassing American biography and geography, diverse religious enthusiasms and metaphysical speculations, political reform, exotic birds and animals, and exotic foreign travel. William Cullen Bryant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, and many other important contemporary American literary figures are featured in its pages. Among the articles on religion are many that focus on New England transcendentalism and mystical Christianity, and the travel articles most often feature exotic places and peoples in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Asia, including arctic explorations. The magazine serialized many articles over several months. These include: "Birds; or, Recreations in Ornithology" illustrated with especially fine wood-engravings, and two other illustrated geographical surveys: "Lakes & Legends of Central New York," and "The Valley of the Naugatuck" (the Naugatuck River Valley of Western Connecticut). An ex-library set with bookplates and small ink stamp on most title pages. Most boards are worn and scuffed, with four volumes in full leather lacking part or all of the spine backs, else overall a good only, scarce complete set. .

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        Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches.

      (Mchn., Verlags-Expedition des \"geographisch-statistisch-historischen Handbuches\", 1852-53). 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. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Geographie, Statistik

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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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        Trial of Colonel David Pinniger, Lt Col William P. Maxwell, Major...

      , 1852. 1852. 1808 Court Martial of Rhode Island Militia Officers Who Refused to Select Six Guardsmen for Federal Service [Trial]. [Court Martial]. [Kentish Guards]. Trial of Colonel David Pinniger, Lt. Col. William P. Maxwell, Major Nathan Whiting, Captain Allen Tillinghast: Officers of the Kentish Guards, Before a General Court-Martial Holden at the Court-House, In Providence, April 27, 1808, For Disobedience of Orders and Neglect of Duty. Warren [RI]: Printed by Nathaniel & John F. Phillips, 1808. 41, [4] pp. Errata slip pasted to verso of p.41. Octavo (7-3/4"x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, fragments to wrapper along spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate toning, early owner signature to verso of final leaf. * Only edition. Formed in 1774, the Kentish Guards of Rhode Island boasted General Nathanael Greene as an original officer. The Guards distinguished themselves at the Siege of Boston and elsewhere. In 1807 Colonel David Pinniger refused an order to select six guardsmen for federal service, asserting that the Guards's charter permitted the call up of the entire unit, but not individual soldiers. Pinniger's refusal precipitated his court martial and that of the fellow officers who supported him. All were removed from office without further penalty. The guards elected replacement officers; no one went into the U.S. Army. This pamphlet was published by the officers after the "unfavorable result" of the court martial in order to protect their reputations. All aspects of the case are covered. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13588.

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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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