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

      [New York], [1852]. Original pamphlet edition. Good. 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.

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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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        AUNT PHILLIS'S CABIN; OR, SOUTHERN LIFE AS IT IS.; Tenth Thousand

      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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        Unfinished Draft, unsigned, of an Autograph Letter to his friend Broome (Henry, 1746-1820, Irish Orator and Patriot) and his son Henry GRATTAN junior, (1789-1859, M.P.)

      1852 - in Ireland, with a separate signed explanatory note by Henry Grattan junior, with transcriptions, Henry senior saying he has "almost forgot the talent of writing - my lazy imagination can hardly supply a page . a cold laborious letter I dare not send to you - that epistle which is coming from the duty of friendship, not the spontaneous offspring of love and affection must disgust and offend a disposition like yours", though there is "never a moment when I do not love with warmth yet there are many when . my feelings become unutterable from the languor of discontent or the distraction of anxiety - you know my wayward disposition too well .", however, "upon a future occasion when we shall meet together, if that day will ever come, I shall enlarge more upon myself and my condition, till then I must wrap myself in silence, & be content to live in absense from that man to whom alone I dare fully and without reserve communicate myself. London is as tiresome now as it was agreeable formerly .", (2 sides 4to, no place, no date), his son explains it was written "by my father, when he was at the Temple about 1768 - he had lost his sister and mother that year & was greatly affectd - hence perhaps the singular style - the letter was to an officer of the name of Broome a school acquaintance", (1 side 4to, no place, signed and dated), together 3 sides 4to circa 1768 and 5th April wear in first item at crossing of folds expertly repaired with loss of one or two letters (easily supplied) and two small defects in blank edges (Transcription)(1) I have almost forgot the talent of writing - my lazy imagination can hardly supply a page - every word is the effect of labour and every thought is an effort of the mind - a cold laborious letter I dare not send to you - that epistle which is coming from the duty of friendship, not the spontaneous offspring of love and affection must disgust and offend a disposition like yours, and, let me acknowledge tho' is [sic] is never a moment when I do not love with warmth yet there are many when I am impotent of expressing it and my feelings become unutterable from the languor of discontent or the distraction of anxiety - you know my wayward disposition too well not to conceive me capable of any agony however groundless not to expect a material cause to be requisite to give affliction - tho' upon a future occasion when we shall meet together, if that day will ever come, I shall enlarge more upon myself and my condition, till then I must wrap myself in silence, & be content to live in absense from that man to whom alone I dare fully and without reserve communicate myself. London is as tiresome now as it was agreeable formerly - my passions have been too much engaged in [end] (Transcription)(2) The other page was written by my father, when he was at the Temple about 1768 - he had lost his sister and mother that year & was greatly affectd - hence perhaps the singular style - the letter was to an officer of the name of Broome a school acquaintance - Henry Grattan 5 April 1852 Grattan's father had died in 1766, but not leaving Grattan the family seat; his sister Catherine in 1767; and his mother in 1768. Nevertheless, Grattan had graduated from Trinity College Dublin in spring 1767 and been entered at the Middle Temple that year. In London he was drawn, more than to the study of law, to the gallery of the House of Commons, where he closely followed the speeches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Darien; or, The Merchant Prince. A Historical Romance

      London: Colburn and Co., Publishers 13, Marlborough Street, 1852. First edition. [iv], 319; [ii], 314; [ii], 304 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in original quarter blue cloth and boards, paper labels, slightly chipped (vol. II with significant loss), uncut, endpapers renewed; very good. First edition. [iv], 319; [ii], 314; [ii], 304 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Historical novel based on the ill-fated "Darien Scheme," the attempts of banker William Paterson to establish a Scottish colony in 1698 on the Isthmus of Panama. Ironically, Warburton died before the book was published, in a fire aboard ship on his way to Darien, where he had been sent by the Atlantic and Pacific Junction Company to arrange an understanding with the Indians; a similar disaster is described in detail in the novel. Wolff 7000; NCBEL III, 1404

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        NEW YORK AND THE WHITE MOUNTAINS; WITH A COMPLETE MAP, AND NUMEROUS WOOD-CUT VIEWS OF THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTS OF INTEREST UPON THE LINE [bound with two other titles].

      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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        REPORT ON JOSEPH BALESTIER'S MISSION TO SIAM]: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, calling for information in relation to the mission of Mr. Balestier, late United States consul at Singapore, to Eastern Asia. (32d Congress. 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 38).

      Washington, D.C., 1852. - Washington, D.C., 1852. 1852. Good. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, unbound printed self-wraps consisting of 4 gatherings attached with a single stitch. 125 deckle-edged pages. The edges of the title page are soiled and darkened with a tear and chips to the top edge. The overlapping edges of several pages are chipped. Page 19 is tightly trimmed with minor loss to the text along the bottom edge and there is a tear to the bottom edge of another page. Good. President Millard Fillmore's report to Congress on the American mission sent to Bangkok, led by former American Consul to Singapore Joseph Balestier, in an effort to secure treaty arrangements to open trade with Siam. The report includes Balestier's correspondence and letters from 1849 through 1851 addressed to various American and Thai officials, including the U.S. Secretary of State, the Sultan of Bruni, the Siamese Commissioner of Naval Forces, U.S. Naval Commander P. F. Voorhees, and others. The correspondence often originates from aboard the U.S. Flagship Plymouth or from various Asian embassies.Although the first American ship reached Bangkok in 1821 and a Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed between the U.S. and Siam in 1833, only 2 American vessels had traveled to Siam to trade between 1828 and 1836, and none from 1838 through 1850. In 1850, both the American and British governments sent missions to Bangkok seeking to negotiate new treaties. The American mission was led by Joseph Balestier, the former American Consul to Singapore.In the 1830's Joseph Balestier was one of the first men to own a 1,000-acre sugar cane plantation in Singapore. He was soon appointed Consul for the port of Rhiau and subsequently Singapore. He was a significant figure in Singapore and both a road and a district are named after him. In the latter part of the 1840's, business declined due to competition and lack of import privileges to the home market. Following the death of his wife, Paul Revere's daughter Maria Revere Balestier, he was forced to sell his entire property. He soon returned to Washington to convince Secretary of State Daniel Webster to send him on a diplomatic mission to South East Asia to negotiate treaties. However, the mission was beset by difficulties from the beginning. His relationship with Commodore P.F. Voorhees began badly and deteriorated as the voyage progressed. Balestier regularly communicated their disagreements to the Secretary of State, forwarding copies of his letters to Voorhees, thus aggravating the situation. Balestier blamed Voorhees for the failure of the mission, placing some of the blame on Voorhees' failure to send a military escort with him when he met with high-ranking officials. Voorhees had been loathe to endanger his men due to reports of a cholera epidemic. As the ship's tour was coming to an end and Vorhees and his crew were due back home, Balestier stayed on anticipating that a new American flagship would soon pick him up in Batavia. He spent six months waiting and, when word did reach him, it was to inform him that his mission had been terminated. The failure of the mission was not solely due to Balestier's disgreement with Voorhees. Not only was Siamese bureaucracy frustrating but, according to a letter produced by Voorhees, a Siamese admiral claimed that Balestier had been rude and insulting to his hosts. China's royal court had also refused to meet with him due to previous dealings with him in Singapore. Voorhees' version of events stirred up controversy in Washington and, on two occasions, the Senate asked to see Balestier's correspondence.RARE. WorldCat locates only 5 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft 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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        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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        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)

      Bradbury and Evans, London (March 1852-September 1853) - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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