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        'Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia' [in] Melanges Biologiques... de St. Petersbourg...

      St. Petersbourg: de l'Imprimerie de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, 1852. Octavo, four folding plates; in original printed wrappers, rubbed with some loss, splitting at spine. An attractive if worn copy of this important nineteenth-century scientific journal, with a long and significant article regarding the eucalypts of New Holland. The 77 species described here were purchased from James Drummond, who had emigrated to the Swan River colony in 1829 and who supplemented his income by selling specimens - as here - to overseas collectors.The article is written by Nicholai Turczaninov (1796-1863). A good note on the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (online) provides a useful insight into this taxonomy: 'Turczaninov held a number of Government posts, particularly in Siberia. In later years at least some of his duties included scientific studies and botany, and he pursued these studies in retirement. He amassed a very large personal herbarium, including purchased material from James Drummond (3rd collection), Preiss and Brown, and exchanged material with Hooker, Bentham and Steetz. Between 1846 and 1863 he published widely on Australian taxa (inter alia), based on the collections in his herbarium. He described 43 Australian genera and over 400 species, most from the collections of Drummond, but never visited Australia.'This fascicle of the Mélanges Biologiques, the 4th livraison of the first volume, was published in 1852. Turczaninov's article appears on pp. 394-428.

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        Traité de Géométrie Supérieure.

      First edition Paris: Bachelier, 1852. Author's presentation copy, of "his treatise on higher geometry...[which] gave him a world-wide reputation" (Smith, History, Vol. 1, p. 498). "In 1846 a chair of higher geometry was created for Chasles at the Sorbonne and he remained there until his death... He published highly original work... His work was marked by its unity of purpose and method. The purpose was to show not only that geometry, by which he meant synthetic geometry, had methods as powerful and fertile for the discovery and demonstration of mathematical truths as those of algebraic analysis, but that these methods had an important advantage, in that they showed more clearly the origin and connections of these truths. The methods were those introduced by L. Carnot, G. Monge and V. Poncelet and included a systematic use of sensed magnitudes, imaginary elements, the principle of duality and transformations of figures... Chales wrote two textbooks for his course at the Sorbonne. The first of these, the Traité de géométrie supérieure is based on the elementary theories of the cross ratio, homographic ranges and pencils and involution... In the case of the cross ratio, which Chasles called the anharmonic ratio, he was anticipated by A. Moebius. However, it was Chasles who developed the theory and showed that the use of sensed magnitudes and imaginary elements gives to geometry the freedom and power of analysis" (DSB III, pp. 212-4). Chasles (1793-1880) studied under Poisson at the Ecole Polytechnique. On the basis of his Aperçu historique sur l'origine et le développement des méthodes en géométrie (1837) he was made a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, and was awarded a chair at the Sorbonne in 1846. The present work enjoyed considerable success, a second edition appearing in 1880. Provenance: Signed presentation inscription from the author to R.G. Latham to head of portion of original wrappers on front pastedown. Robert Gordon Latham FRS (1812-88) was a philologist, ethnologist, and curator of the ethnological department at The Crystal Palace. 8vo (213 x 135 mm), pp [4] lxxxiii [1:blank] 603 [1:blank] and 12 lithographed folding plates, contemporary half morocco, some very light foxing to first gathering and plates.

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        Practical Observations on Nervous and Sympathetic Palpitation of the Heart, as well as on Palpitation the Result of Organic Disease.

      John Churchill,, 1852. Second Edition. London, John Churchill, 1852. Octavo. VII, 207 pages with a 32 page catalogue of John Curchill's publications to the rear. Modern Hardcover (green half maroquin) in custom made solander box. remarkably rare book that has been extensively restored by the worlds best bookbindery "George Bayntun" in Bath, England. The pages have been all singlely restored and "jap tissued", unfortunately making this book now very expensive. Evan Bedford - No.963 - "The book is now very rare"nBedford remarks already in the introductory essay to his famous publication: "Many friends have kindly presented me with copies of their books, some of which have already become cardiac classics......Dr.O'Donovan generously presented me with his copy of Williams's "Nervous and sympathetic palpitation of the heart (2nd ed. 1852) which he acquired in Nottingham and which i had long sought in vain!.

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        Illustrations of the Five Senses, by "Phiz."

      London: Grant & Griffith, 1852. Oblong quarto. (5)ff. Five hand-colored plates illustrate comical urchins demonstrating the senses, including the rare "Seeing" plate, which shows two boys peering into a box-shaped peep-show at a fair while the proprietor says, "Now then gents, open yr eyes, blow yr precious noses, and don't breathe on the glasses!" In the original printed wrappers, which are illustrated with caricatures of the five senses on the front cover and advertise other newly published illustrated juvenile books on the back. Skillfully rebacked, with a few marginal paper repairs, else a fine copy housed in a handsome chemise and box. A.e.g.

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        Contes et facéties

      Giraud & Dagneau. The very rare first edition, of which there were no large paper copies, this copy being from the very first issue without mention and with the correct publisher, Giraud et Dagneau.Bradel binding in half indigo cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with a gilt floral motif, double gilt fillet and date at foot of spine, black shagreen title piece, the very fragile covers preserved with marginal repairs. A few small spots as usual. Difficult to find in good condition, as with this copy, because one often finds this work wormed, the covers being fragile (cf Clouzot). Rare. Giraud & Dagneau Paris 1852 9,5x16cm relié

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        Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 3 volumes: xii-[17]+410 pages with frontispiece and 4 other plates as called for; viii+[9]+405 pages with frontispiece bound in opposite page viii, lacks second plate at page 72, but copy supplied and laid in; viii+[9]+431 pages with frontispiece and three other plates (lacks plates opposite pages 201, 206 and 241). Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") issued in blue cloth with pictorial globe to front covers and gilt to spines. (Abbey Travel: 562) 1st edition.Godfrey Charles Mundy(1804-1860), soldier and author, was born on 10 March 1804, the eldest son of Major-General Godfrey Basil Mundy and Sarah Brydges, née Rodney, daughter of the first baron Rodney (1718-1792) who defeated the French Fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in 1782. Mundy entered the army as an ensign in 1821, was commissioned lieutenant in 1823, captain 1826, major 1839, lieutenant-colonel 1845, and colonel 1854. In 1825-26 he was decorated while serving in India as aide-de-camp to Lord Combermere at the siege and storming of Bhurtpore. He was later stationed in Canada and arrived in Sydney from London in the Agincourt in June 1846 as deputy adjutant general of the military forces in Australia. He left in August 1851 and during the Crimean war was appointed under-secretary in the War Office. On 4 April 1857 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Jersey in the Channel Islands with the local rank of major-general. He died in London on 10 July 1860 survived by his wife Louisa Katrina Herbert, whom he had married in Sydney on 6 June 1848, and by their son. In 1832 Mundy published Pen and Pencil Sketches, Being the Journal of a Tour in India, and in 1852 Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields. He illustrated Our Antipodes with landscapes and lively scenes engraved from his own sketches. The first book went through three editions and the second four, not counting translations in German (1856) and Swedish (1857). In Australia Mundy accompanied his cousin Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy on several outback tours in New South Wales, and he visited Victoria, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Aristocratic by birth and conventional in temper, he showed in his books a discerning eye, a lively pen, a keen sense of humour and a marked streak of sturdy common sense. Our Antipodes still makes entertaining reading and is an invaluable source of information for the Australian social historian.Condition:Recased with new spines, some foxing, previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns, corners bumped, glue stains to front pastedowns lacks plates opposite pages 72, 201, 206 and 241 else a very good set.

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        Report to the House of Representatives . . . Vindicating the Rights of Charles T. Jackson to the Discovery of the Anaesthetic Effects of Ether Vapor and Disproving the Claims of W. T. G. Morton to that Discovery

      (Washington:) Printed by Authority of the Minority of the Committee, (1852), 1852. First edition. Sabin 90329; Osler 1441. Wrappers worn, with some minor rears at the spine and edges; very good copy.. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 57 pages. One of the interesting chapters in the life of Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880), brother-in-law of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a prominent physician, scientist and geologist, who had a disturbing tendency to get involved in "often bitter priority conflicts that left their marks on the scientific and social scenes of his day. They followed a standard pattern: a discovery would be announced by someone, Jackson would then claim prior discovery, and a controversy would ensue. Among them were conflicts over the discovery of guncotton (Christian Friedrich Schönbein), the telegraph (Samuel F. B. Morse), the digestive action of the stomach (William Beaumont), and the anesthetic effects of ether (William T. G. Morton)." - Wikipedia. Inscribed on the upper wrapper "With the respects of / C. T. Jackson."

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        Signed Cheque. Drawn on Messrs. Coutts & Compy. For five pounds, made out to petty cash, dated 13th August 1852 and signed.

      1852 Crossed & folded; sl. split along folds, sl. browned. In card mount.Cheque no. 01598; signed also by W.H. Wills, making it likely the expenses relate to the office of Household Words

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        Laminated Hill Toucan [Plate-billed Mountain Toucan].

      Laminated Hill Toucan [Plate-billed Mountain Toucan], Andigena laminirostris. £1,700

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        Doubtful Toucan.

      Richter after Gould Doubtful Toucan. An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans'. Second edition 1852-54 520 x 330 mm approx £1600

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        Black-billed Hill Toucan [Black-billed Mountain Toucan].

      Black-billed Hill Toucan [Black-billed Mountain Toucan], Andigena nigrirostris. £1,600

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        Emaux et camées

      First edition.Marbled sheep Bradel binding by Loisellier-Le Douarin, spine with gilt cartouche and three mosaiced lozenges of red and beige morocco, date at foot of spine, covers with a frame of triple gilt fillets, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, all edges gilt, an elegant binding.Rare autograph inscription from the author to (Adolphe) Nibelle, very slightly shaved.  This copy is additionally enhanced with three manuscript corrections by the author towards the end of the volume.Further, a manuscript note signed by Nibelle has been mounted on guards at the beginning of the work, detailing the desirable collectible features of the book. Scattered foxing.           Eugène Didier Paris 1852 8,5x14cm relié

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        HMS "Rattlesnake" Commanded by Captain Owen Stanley R.N. entering the Louisiade Archipelago, June 14th, 1849.

      London: Day and Son, 1852. Coloured lithograph measuring 250 x 350 mm., in mount. Dramatic and finely executed coloured lithograph of the survey vessel HMS Rattlesnake by eminent marine artist Sir Oswald Brierly (1817 - 1894). Under the command of Captain Stanley Owen the Rattlesnake undertook an extensive marine survey of the Great Barrier Reef and seas off New Guinea. Brierly joined the vessel in 1848 and painted skilful and beautiful marine studies throughout the voyage.Significantly, the expedition was also concerned with investigating the diverse natural history of the tropical coast of northern Australia and the archipelagos to the east of New Guinea. The chief naturalist, John MacGillivray, was assisted by the youthful surgeon Thomas H. Huxley who was later renowned as a leading biologist of the era.This lithograph depicts the Rattlesnake entering the Louisiade Archipelago located 200 kilometres to the southeast of New Guinea. This hydrography of this region was virtually unknown by the mid nineteenth-century, largely due to the previous control of the region by the Dutch who discouraged British naval activity in the area. Surveying such waters was skilful and dangerous work, justly celebrated in commemorative prints such as this one. Fine.

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        Italia

      Victor Lecou. First editionContemporary red half Russia, the spine with double gilt fillets, corners very lightly rubbed Handsome autograph inscription from Théophile Gautier to Monsieur Balquin des Essarts on half-title. Victor Lecou Paris 1852 12,5x18cm relié

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        Histoire de la vie politique et privée de Louis-Philippe

      Dufour et Mulat 1852 - - Dufour et Mulat, Paris 1852, Grd. in-8 (17x27cm), 320pp. et 311pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Première édition illustrée (l'originale étant parue en 6 volumes in-8 à la même date), illustrée de 2 frontispices et de 18 hors-texte, le tout sur acier et par Pilipoteaux, Riffaut, Karl Girardet. Les gravures sont assez belles et protégées sous serpentes roses. Le premier frontispice montre Louis-Philippe en famille avec Madame de Genlis, la gouvernante des enfants du roi. Reliures en demi chagrin vert. Dos à faux nerfs orné de 3 petits fleurons, de filets dorés et à froid, maigres et gras. Frottements. Bel exemplaire, relativement frais malgré quelques rares piqûres sur un papier bien blanc. On aurait pu craindre que le Dumas romancier prenne le pas sur le Dumas historien, mais il n'en est rien dans cet heureux ouvrage, très ordonné et factuel mais doué d'un sens du récit peu commun, et qui cite de nombreuses lettres, notamment dans les pièces justificatives. L'auteur n'oublie rien, depuis la naissance de Louis-Philippe jusqu'à sa chute. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, illustrated with 2 frontispieces and 18 inset, all steel and Pilipoteaux, Riffaut Karl Girardet . Binders half green shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with 3 small florets, gilded nets and cold, lean and fat. 320pp. et 311pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Consolidated Annuities ( Ireland ) Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords to whom shall be referred The Treasury MInute providing for the Debts Due from the Counties and Unions in Irelandby the imposition of a Consolidated Annuity for a Period not exceeding forty Years

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed - 1852. Hardcover. 815pp.Folio .Bound in Maroon Buckram with new label.From the Library of the Public Record Office.Ireland in the Nineteenth Century.Complete with handcoloured mat of Ireland showing the stations of the various officers and engineers. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Zweite Folge von sechs Blatt Hunden". Sechs Darstellungen auf sechs Blättern.

      - Radierungen von J.A. Klein, 1852/53, je ca. 8,5 x 11 cm. Jahn 355 bis 359 und 362, jeweils I (v. II): "Aetzdruck". - Vorhanden: Blassl (neben Sense, Krug usw.); Folco (glatthaariger, gefleckter Hühnerhund); Langhaariger Hund an der Treppe; Die beiden Hühnerhunde; Langhaariger Hund an der Hütte; Die Hunde mit Maulkörben (Titelblatt, auf einem Stirnband die Chiffre "K.P.D. 1853", d.h. Königliche Polizei Direction). - Beiliegen: Vier Abzüge des II., endgültigen Zustandes (Jahn II v.II). Vorhanden: Folco; Langhaariger Hund an der Treppe; Die beiden Hühnerhunde; Die Hunde mit Maulkörben (=die Polizeihunde). Insgesamt, mit den Aetzdrucken, zehn Darstellungen auf zehn Blättern. - Die sechs Aetzdrucke jeweils mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante, zusammen auf einem Karton montiert, die vier Zustandsdrucke (II v.II) jeweils breitrandig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NIZHNY TAGIL. RUSSIA Ð CARTE GƒOLOGIQUE DU DISTRICT MƒTALLIFéRE DE NIJNI-TAGUIL (MONTS-OURALS), PROPRIƒTƒ DE LA FAMILLE DƒMIDOFF DÕAPRES LA 1éRE EDITION EXƒCUTƒE SUR LES LIEUX EN 1844 PAR MR. F. LE PLAY ET LES DOCUMENTS RECUEILLIS DE 1844 Ë 1851 PAR M. M.

      - Format : Manuscript, pen and ink with watercolour, in 2 parts, each part dissected into 12 sections and mounted on original linen, housed in original custom blue cloth slipcase with title debossed in gilt (Map in Excellent condition, slipcase with slight wear at edges), overall 143 x 139 cm (56 x 55 inches), with signed dedication: ÒA Mme Aurore de Karamasine hommage de lÕAuteur. Fr. Le PlayÓ. This spectacular map is an original exquisitely drafted manuscript geological map of the key Russian mining area of Nizhny Tagil, by the one of the eraÕs leading mining engineers and sociologists FrŽdŽric Le Play. The survey on which it is based was commissioned by Count Anatole Demidov, a fabulously wealthy mining tycoon, who could perhaps be described as RussiaÕs first modern oligarch. Nizhny Tagil, the nucleus of the Demidov familyÕs metals empire, was home to some of the most productive mines in the world, being located in a geologically complex region, immediately to the east of the Ural Mountains. The richly colourful and carefully drafted map represents Le PlayÕs updated second version of his manuscript geological survey of Nizhny Tagil, drafted in 1852, which improves upon his 1844 first version (the current whereabouts of which are unknown). The present map is housed within its fine custom slipcase, and was drafted by Le Play to be a presentation piece for Aurora Karamzina, the enormously wealthy philanthropist, who was the co-proprietor of the Nizhny Tagil mines by virtue of her marriage to Anatole DemidovÕs late brother. The exquisite map covers a diagonal area approximately 200 kilometres long and 60 kilometres wide. The geological information is placed upon an exceedingly detailed and precise topographical template. The highly variable Ural foothill landscape is brilliantly expressed by contour lines, capturing gradations of elevation (along with the names of many hills and mountains), while all rivers, streams, lakes and swamps are depicted. In terms of human geography, all towns and villages are depicted, composed of the their built-up blocks, including the main town of ÒNijne TaguilskÓ (Nizhny Tagil, in the centre) and ÒNijne SaldinskÓ (Nizhny Saldinsk, on the right side of the map), amongst many others, while the road systems are delineated. Importantly, numerous named mines dot the landscape, while the grid on which Le Play laid out the map, labelled with numbers and letters, is visible along the edges of the featured area. The resplendent colours that overlay the entire map, classifying the geology of the region, are explained in the extremely detailed chart, ÒLŽgende des Couleurs en des Lignes employŽs dans la Carte GŽologique du District MŽtallifre de Nijni-TaguilÓ [Legend of the Colours employed on the Geological Map of the Metalliferous District of Nizhny Tagil], which occupies the lower right corner of the map. Le Play divides the terrain into three general geological classifications, which are further divided in sub-categories, all of which are identified by colours (including different shades for variants of sub-categories) and letters, running vertically down the left-hand side of chart, under the heading ÒDŽsignations des couleurs en des signesÓ [Designations of the colours in relation to the signs]. Each classification and sub-category is named in the middle vertical column as ÒDŽsignations du terrain, des roches en des signes.Ó [Designations of the land and rocks in relation to the signs]. In the wide right hand vertical column, Le Play provides extensive notes on each of the geological classifications, under the heading ÒObservations sur la situations gŽographique et topographique de roches en de gites MŽtallifreÓ [Observations regarding the geographical and topographical nature of the rocks and metalliferous deposits]. The first geological section is labelled Ò1re Section Ð Terrains de sŽdiments en couches horizontales ne faisant pas de a chaine des Monts-Ourals.Ó [Sediment fields in horizontal layers t

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        Handgeschreven brief aan 'Mon cher architecte et exélève!'

      - 25,4 x 19,3 cm. Gevouwen blad met blindstempel 'London Superfine' (dun schrijfpapier van hoge kwaliteit). Alle vier pagina's beschreven. Gesigneerd 'Votre affectionné Guillaume.' en gedateerd 'La Haye 28 Mars 1852'. 76 regels tekst. Tweemaal gevouwen.* Franstalige brief over landbouw en waterhuishouding aan Willems hofarchitect, de in het Belgische Mons geboren Henri François Guillaume Nicolas Camp (dank aan Dik van der Meulen voor deze informatie!). Willem was sterk geïnteresseerd in praktische wetenschappen, verbetering van landbouwtechnieken en dergelijke. In deze uitvoerige brief noemt hij twee vooruitstrevende landeigenaren, Frederik baron van Brakell van den Eng (1788-1865) en de idealistische Iman G.J. van den Bosch (1799-1880) uit Wilhelminadorp. Hij stelt Camp voor om samen met Van Brakell en Van den Bosch op paleis het Loo te komen logeren en de mogelijkheden te bespreken om er een landbouwbedrijf te stichten. Koning Willem III was natuurlijk zelf ook een grootgrondbezitter. Camp ontwierp verschillende belangrijke gebouwen voor de koning, onder andere Bronbeek en het Aardhuis. Een zeer uitvoerige, vriendschappelijke brief, in curieus en niet gemakkelijk leesbaar handschrift geschreven.

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        Hafiz commentary. [Istanbul], 1286 AH (= 1852 AD).

      1852. Folio. 2 vols. 503, (1) pp. 460 pp. Dark brown calf bindings with fore-edge flap; oxydized giltstamped cover decorations); wants upper cover of vol. 1.

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        STORIA DI NAPOLEONE DEL SIGNOR DI NORVINS. Nuova edizione italiana corredata di note e della giunta d'¬íimportantissimi documenti per cura del bibliofilo Marco Malagoli Vecchj.

      1852. (Napoleone) STORIA DI NAPOLEONE DEL SIGNOR DI NORVINS. Nuova edizione italiana corredata di note e della giunta d'íimportantissimi documenti per cura del bibliofilo Marco Malagoli Vecchj. Firenze, Giorgio Pillori, 1852, in 8' (cm 18,5x26), legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo in oro ai dorsi. 4 volumi di pp. 654, 582, 552 e 608. Esemplare completo di tutte le 75 tavole in bianco e nero fuori testo che illustrano i personaggi pi? famosi dell'íepopea napoleonica e i luoghi o le battaglie principali. Indice delle tavole alla fine dell'íultimo volume. Opera completa. Qualche accettabile usura alle legature, alcuni aloni e macchiette, qualche pagina un po'í allentata. (Rif.C3471-661/59)

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        Source of the Voltorno and Rocchetta June 12th 1852

      1852. Veduta della città finemente realizzata a disegno a matita con rialzi di biacca, su carta. L'opera fa parte di un taccuino di viaggio, relativo al periodo del Grand Tour. Ottima qualità. Fine view of the city, pencil drawing with white lead on paper. The work is part of a travel book, realized during a Grand Tour. Excellent example. ? ? 250 180

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        Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53.Stockholm, P.A. Huldberg, (colophon: printed by Föreningkns Boktryckeri, 1856). 8vo. With 8 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including frontispiece), a folding map showing the tracks of the voyage, and several woodcut text illustrations. 19th-century black half sheep.

      - Forbes 2146; Kroepelien 395; O'Reilly & Reitmann 1182; cf. Forbes 2051 (Skogman's account). An account of the circumnavigation of the Swedish frigate Eugenie, "the first Swedish man-of-war to enter Hawaiian waters" (Forbes). The ship sailed around South America, then proceeded to the Galapagos, Hawaii, San Francisco, Tahiti, the Cook and Washington (Marquesas) Island, Sydney, Canton, Indonesia, and around South Africa back to Sweden. The Eugenie arrived at Honolulu on 21 June, 1852, and stayed there until July 2, which is detailed in chapter 9. The plates include 2 views of Buenos Aires, a view of Hawaii, a double portrait of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, and a Hawaiian man in red vest with carrying pole.According to Kroepelien, the account was compiled from the notes of Carl Edward af Trolle, and interspersed with numerous quotations from the published narratives by N.J. Anderson and C. Skogman. The illustrations were taken from the Skogman's and Bille's accounts of the voyages of the Eugenie and the Galathea respectively.Rebacked, some browning, binding chafed. A good copy.

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        Pierers) Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit oder neuestes encyclopädisches Wörterbuch der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe bearbeitet von mehr als 300 Gelehrten, herausgegeben von H. A. Pierer, 3. Auflage (Vierte Ausgabe), 17 Bände Halbl

      Altenburg, H. A. Pierer, 1849 - 1852. - Dritte Auflage (Vierte Ausgabe). Vollständiges Grundwerk in 17 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und aufwendiger goldgeprägter Biedermeier-Ornamentik; dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt. Monumentales enzyklopädisches Werk mit mehr als 300.000 Stichworten auf ca. 16.000 Seiten (die etwa zeitgleich erschienene 8. Brockhaus-Auflage umfasste demgegenüber lediglich 12.000 Stichworte). Diese dritte Auflage war im Wesentlichen ein Neudruck der zweiten Auflage mit lediglich geringfügigen Aktualisierungen. Die 34 Bände (zu je 30 Bogen) der zweiten Auflage wurden hier in kompakterer Form zu 17 Bänden (zu je 60 Bogen) zusammengefaßt, der Druck auf hochwertigerem Papier vorgenommen. Als Herausgeber des Werkes fungierten nunmehr die Pierer-Söhne Eugen (1823 - 1890), Viktor (1826 - 1855) und Alfred (1836 - 1901). Was im Seemann-Verzeichnis (Bibliotheca Lexicorum, S. 454 f.) zur zweiten Pierer-Auflage vermerkt ist, gilt also gleichermaßen für das Nachfolgeformat: "Durch das moderne Konzept (erstes Lexikon mit ausführlichen Benutzerhinweisen, ausgezeichnete Stichwort- und Informationsselektion, neuartiger kurzer Lexikonstil, übersichtliche Aufmachung) wurde das Werk zu einem Markstein in der Lexikographie . Die verweistechnische Infrastruktur dieses Werkes war ihrer Zeit weit voraus und steht im 19. Jahrhundert ohne Beispiel da." Da das Pierer-Lexikon trotz seiner überragenden, die Konkurrenzausgaben der größeren Häuser Brockhaus und Meyer übertreffenden Qualität wegen eher rückständiger Vertriebsmethoden in vergleichsweise geringer Auflagenhöhe erschien, sind vor allem die frühen Auflagen dieses unter Fachleuten hochgeschätzten Lexikons heute nur noch äußerst selten, gut erhaltene, dekorative Exemplare kaum noch anzutreffen. Alle Bände in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand. Buchrücken allenfalls partiell leicht berieben, Goldprägungen noch gut zur Geltung kommend; Deckelbezüge partiell etwas beschabt; eine Ecke leicht angeknickt. Seiten überwiegend sauber, partiell leicht fleckig bzw. gebräunt. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten, repräsentativen Biedermeier-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Ich biete zurzeit unter der Artikelnummer SB-14200 einen Bilder-Atlas zur 2. Pierer-Auflage an, der gleichermaßen zur Ergänzung der 3. Auflage geeignet ist.

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        Österreichische Plakatkunst.

      28,5 x 40 cm. 10 ungez. Bll. (Titelei), 124 S. (die einseitig bedruckten Bll. der Paginierung folgend zusammengeklebt, dadurch 2 Bll. = 2 Ss.). Mit 1 (v. 21) Farbtaf. (diese m. 3 weiteren Farbauszügen) u. 159 (v. 176) mont. Textabb. (dav. 6 farb. u. 12 lose). In 6 klammergeheft. Blöcken ohne Umschlag. Schmutztitel angestaubt u. m. Lichtspuren, durch die schlechte Papierqualität stark gebräunt u. z. Tl. randrissig, Text abgegriffen u. z.Tl. fingerfl., mehrf. gestemp. (?Dr. Mascha, Wien, 13/9, Wambachergasse 14?), 1 Umschlag m. dem Stempel ?Verein der Plakatfreunde E.V.? [Berlin]. Die letzten Korrekturfahnen des bis heute grundlegenden Werks, in dem erstmals die Entwicklung dieser neuen Kunstform in Österreich-Ungarn dargestellt wurde. Dieses Werk stellt die Grundlage aller späteren Publikationen zum Thema dar und ist mittlerweile selbst zu einem ebenso raren Sammlerobjekt geworden. Schließlich erschien es aufgrund der Kriegszeit in einer kleinen Auflage von lediglich 230 Exemplaren (200 Exemplaren als Leinenausgabe u. 30 Ex. als nummerierte Vorzugausgabe, in Leder gebunden und auf Japanpapier gedruckt). Vorliegender Korrekturabzug ist auf einem schlechteren Papier gedruckt als die spätere Druckausgabe des Werkes. Durchgehend mit Verbesserungen und Anstreichungen durch die Hand des Verfassers (mit Tinte und Rotstift). Die Tafeln - mit Ausnahme der Tafel 17 ?Schiele, Egon. Shaw oder die Ironie, Vorlesung Egon Friedell? ? sind der vorliegenden Korrekturfahne nicht beigegeben. Das Schiele-Plakat mit 3 Farbauszügen in Beilage (mit denen im Zusammendruck alle vorkommenden Farben wiedergegeben werden können. In Platte: ?Bestimmt Rot? ?Bestimmt Schwarz?). Die Abbildungen, die in der Buchausgabe in den Text gedruckt waren, sind hier montiert. 17 sind leider nicht vorhanden. Die Korrekturen wurden weitgehend übernommen wie ein Vergleich mit einem Exemplar der späteren Druckausgabe ergeben hat. - Ottokar Mascha (1852-1929) war der erste, der sich in Österreich nicht nur als qualifizierter Sammler, sondern auch als kenntnisreicher Publizist mit dem Thema ?Plakat? beschäftigte. M. war zunächst in Prag und dann ab 1897 in Wien als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Als es 1912 zur Gründung der ?Wiener Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft? kam, war Mascha unter dem Vorsitzenden, dem damaligen Leiter des Hofburgtheaters Hugo Thimig, als ?Schatzmeister? Mitglied des Vorstandes. 1912 stellte Mascha einen bedeutenden Teil seiner Sammlung für die damals viel beachtete, erste repräsentative Plakat-Ausstellung Österreichs in der Wiener Secession zur Verfügung und lieferte einen fundierten Beitrag für den Katalog der Schau. 1917 schenkte M. einen Großteil seiner Plakatsammlung der damaligen Kaiserlichen Hofbibliothek und schuf damit den Anstoß und die Grundlagen für die bedeutende Plakatsammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Durch die wirtschaftlichen Probleme der Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit sah sich M. nach und nach genötigt, die noch bei ihm verbliebenen Teile seiner Sammlungen über den Kunstmarkt zu veräußern. (vgl. dazu Denscher, Bernhard. Der Plakatsammler Ottokar Mascha). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Socialisme. L'insurrection de Clamecy

      [Clamecy, Imprimerie Cégrétin], 1852. 1852, 1852, in-8, 244-XXIV pages, chagrin bleu nuit, dos à quatre faux nerfs et orné, un filet gras et un triple filet dorés en encadrement des plats, tranches dorées [Cassier], "La démocratie pure est le despotisme de la canaille" (Voltaire) ; "Un peuple gâté par une liberté excessive est le plus insupportable des tyrans" (Fénelon) ; "La démocratie pure ne convient qu'à des Dieux" (Rousseau). Ces citations éloquentes et commodes - deux sont tirées de l'article "Démocratie" du Dictionnaire universel de la langue française de Boiste - sont placées en exergue et à la fin de cet ouvrage fort rare qui traite de l'insurrection des flotteurs de Clamecy dans la Nièvre et de la résistance au coup d'État du 2 décembre 1851. Il est attribué à Louis Auguste Marlière (1815-1894), sous-préfet de Clamecy au moment des faits, qui achève son travail sur une flatterie à l'adresse de Napoléon III : "C'est ainsi que la Providence a mis aux mains de Napoléon l'épée qui devait trancher nos discordes civiles ! qu'elle a élevé son génie à la hauteur de l'époque, lui donnant pour horizon le monde entier, et le faisant arbitre souverain de la destinée des nations !" L'ouvrage est un témoignage émanant de l'esprit des bourgeois conservateurs de cette commune de 6000 âmes, qui avait accueilli avec enthousiasme la proclamation de la République en 1848 ; parmi ces républicains se trouvaient de nombreux "gens de rivière", Clamecy étant un important centre de flottage des bois descendus des forêts du Morvan. ENVOI ou ex-dono (signature difficilement lisible) à M. Villiers, daté du 11 novembre 1852. On joint : une L.A.S. adressée à M. Pellault père à Clamecy, datée du 18 février 1852. In-8 [132 x 208 mm], 4 pages manuscrites à l'encre brune, cachets postaux et trace d'un cachet de cire rouge. La signature est difficilement lisible, mais le témoignage contenu dans ce courrier laisse aisément penser qu'elle est de Legeay, banquier à Clamecy et maire de la ville au moment de la révolte. Il s'agit en effet du récit des évènement vus, depuis la mairie, le 5 décembre 1851 : "Les hommes réunis à la mairie l'ont été sur ma convocation et organisés par moi : le S. préfet a envoyé quelques fusils puisqu'il n'y en avait pas à la mairie. Mais j'ai délivré des cartouches..." La lettre est probablement écrite à Henri Pellault, auteur de plusieurs notices historiques sur la ville de Clamecy, dont sa famille est originaire (La Commune de Clamecy, Ve Cassier, 1868 ; Réclamations des flotteurs de Clamecy, Clamecy, A. Leblond, 1851). Légers frottement aux moins, coiffes et coupes, quelques rousseurs. Néanmoins, bel exemplaire de ce rarissime ouvrage ouvrage d'histoire régionale (un exemplaire à la Biblioteca Reale de Turin et un à Bibliothèque Municipale de Nevers). Simone Waquet, "Clamecy et la résistance au coup d'État", Bulletin de l'Association 1851, n° 8, février-mars 2000

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        Outstanding Autographed Letter Signed about a groundbreaking medical procedure

      Cheraw, SC, 1852. unbound. 8 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 8 x 10 inches, Cheraw, South Carolina, September 25, 1852. In this letter to Dr. Rufus Woodward, Dr. Kollock discusses pioneering the use of the Bozeman Button Suture in the first successful treatment of a Lacerated Perineum and also provides a sad glimpse of the great doctors' racial attitudes, in very small part: "...I was called a few weeks since to a patient who had sustained an exterior laceration to the anus involving the M sphincter and about an inch from the vagina. I operated 22 days after delivery in what I regarded as somewhat -- a novel way, at any rate I have not seen or heard the operation being performed as I did it on this occasion. Instead of using the ordinary suture I introduced silver wire through the edges of the wound and recurred them by means of silver buttons, it is called Bozeman's Button Suture, much as has been used in 'Vesico Vaginal Fistula.' My operation is so far the first in which the button suture has been used in the cure of Laceration of the Perineum. It receded most admirably. I allowed the wire and buttons to remain on thirteen days during which time I kept the wound of the patient constituted and drew off the water daily with a catheter. On the morning of the 14th day I removed the sutures and found to my great satisfaction that there was a perfect union of the parts throughout the entire extent of the laceration. I am preparing an account of the case for publication...You folks up North know nothing about the splendid sport of a fox chase -- the way you hunt them -- you go out with two or three dogs and shoot the fox the first time he comes in sight. Here we think no more of shooting a fox than a nigger..." Tiny partial tears along the horizontal folds; some pencil underlining on page 5. Very good(-) condition. Note: Most surviving correspondence of Dr. Cornelius Kollock has long been collected by Historical Societies and Institutions with few remaining items remaining in private hands. Letters with fine content are almost nonexistent. Provenance: The Rufus Woodward Archive sold at Alexander Autographs February 2007. American surgeon and gynecologist who studied in Paris under Mssrs. Gerhard, Michel and Ricord and became one of the earliest proponents in the use of Chloroform. His groundbreaking and innovative surgical procedures are said to have saved thousands of lives and extended the lifespan of thousands more.

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        The Ingoldsby legends. By Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq.

      Richard Bentley, London 1852 - Fifth edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, orig. blue cloth, gilt decorated spines; a fine, bright set, with engraved title-pp. and 19 engraved plates after George Cruikshank and John Leech. See Cohn 50 for a description of the first edition of each series, issued in 1840, 1842, and 1847 respectively. "Although he was continually throwing off humorous verse with great freedom and spirit, The Ingoldsby Legends would probably never have existed but for [Barham's] desire to aid his old friend and schoolfellow, the publisher Bentley, in Bentley's Miscellany, commenced under the editorship of Charles Dickens in January 1837 . "The Spectre of Tappington" opened the series, and was speedily succeeded by a number of others, at first derived from the legendary lore of the author's ancestral locality in Kent, but soon enriched by satires on the topics of the day and subjects of pure invention, or borrowed from history . The success of the Legends was pronounced from the first, and when published collectively . they at once took a high place in humorous literature which they have ever since retained" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elémens d'anatomie générale. Description de tous les tissus ou systèmes organiques qui composent le corp humain

      portrait, XXIII, (1), 676 et Paris, Labé, 1852, in-8, portrait, XXIII, (1), 676 et (2) pages, demi-chagrin vert postérieur, Troisième édition revue et augmentée de nombreuses éditions, avec figures intercalées dans le texte par Jules Béclard, et, comme déjà la seconde édition, accompagnée d'une notice sur la vie et les travaux de l'auteur par Ollivier d'Angers. Cet ouvrage, paru pour la première fois en 1823, fut l'un des manuels les plus utilisés à son époque. Béclard inventa et perfectionna quelques procédés opératoires dont celui de l'extirpation de la parotide. En frontispice, le portrait gravé de Béclard par Leroux d'après le buste de David d'Angers.

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        Contes et facéties

      D. Giraud & J. Dagneau 1852 - - D. Giraud & J. Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi veau brun à coins, dos lisse orné de fleurons noirs et de doubles filets dorés, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure pastiche du début du XXème. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Gérard de Nerval à Monsieur Ferdinand Langlé, fondateur des Pompes Funèbre en 1828 mais également littérateur, homme de théâtre et journaliste sous les pseudonymes de Ferdinand, Eusèbe ou Charles Odry. Quelques rousseurs. Les envois autographes de Gérard de Nerval sont d'une insigne rareté. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Binding half brown calf with corners, back smoothes decorated with black jewels and double gilt fillets, plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, preserved covers, gilded head, pastiche binding early twentieth. Very rare autograph signed by Gerard de Nerval to Mr Ferdinand Langle, founder of Funeral pumps in 1828 but also writer, playwright and journalist under the pseudonyms of Ferdinand, Charles Eusebius or Odry. Some foxing. Autographs shipments of Gerard de Nerval are a rarity badge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LETTER OF GENERAL SAM HOUSTON, TO GENERAL SANTA ANNA.

      Washington:: Congressional Globe office,. 1852. 8pp, disbound, light spotting, Good+. This is the first separate printing of Houston's "caustic open letter to Santa Anna." It was "written when Texas was smarting under the March, 1842, raid of Mexico on San Antonio" [Streeter]. It ends, as Streeter observes, with the "bombastic" statement, "Ere the banner of Mexico shall triumphantly float upon the banks of the Sabine, the Texian standard of the single star, borne by the Anglo-Saxon race, shall display its bright folds in Liberty's triumph, on the isthmus of Darien." Rader 1948. Streeter, Texas 542 note. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday, Graff, Raines.

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        Catalogue des appareils et instruments de médecine et de chirurgie en caoutchouc vulcanisé

      49, (1) pages et 1 planche Paris, 1852, in-8, 49, (1) pages et 1 planche, exemplaire broché, Première édition. Second état à la date de 1852. "Les appareils, dont le titre est suivi de la lettre G, sont de l'invention de M. le docteur Gariel" est-il indiqué à la page 6 dans les exemplaires de premier état portant la date de 1851. Les instruments sont d'une grande variété : alèse, bandes et bracelets, clysoir, ceintures, genouillère, hydrophores, insufflateurs, irrigateur vaginal à jet continu, pessaires, seins artificiels, sondes, urinaux, vessie imperméable. A la fin du catalogue, des articles en "tissus caoutchoutés" : des bas, des ceintures, des manteaux, des tabliers de nourrice, des matelas, etc. Quelques figures en noir dans le texte et une planche pour les tailles des bas et des corsets. Bon exemplaire dans son brochage d'origine.

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        Etudes cliniques. Traité théorique et pratique des maladies mentales considérées dans leur nature, leur traitement, et dans leur rapport avec la médecine légale des aliénés

      2 vol. de I. (4), XVIII Nancy & Paris, Grimblot & V. Masson, 1852-1853, in-8, 2 vol. de I. (4), XVIII, 471pp, (3)pp, 13 pl. - II. (4), 600pp, 10pl, 3 tabl, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage important et rare. 23 planches lithographiées représentant 24 portraits d'aliénés de l'asile de Maréville près de Nancy. Trois tableaux analytiques et synoptiques des maladies mentales dépliants hors-texte. Important traité qui abonde en documents et qui rapporte les cours de Morel faits à l'asile de Maréville. Bénédict-Augustin Morel (1809-1873), orphelin né à Vienne, fit ses études à Lyon où il était l'ami et le colocataire de Claude Bernard. Docteur en 1839, il travaille à Paris auprès de Falret à la Salpêtrière. En 1851, il commence à donner un cours de maladies mentales à l'asile de Maréville et, en 1856, il est nommé directeur de l'établissement de Saint-Yon. Chrétien prosélyte autrement connu pour son "Traité des dégénérescences physiques" (1857) et son "Traité des maladies mentales" (1860), Morel a posé au milieu du XIXe siècle les fondements de la théorie de l'aliénation héréditaire et de la maladie mentale comme une régression de l'espèce humaine. Ses travaux, qui découlent du darwinisme et de la théorie de la sélection naturelle des espèces, dominent la pensée en la matière durant cette période qui précède l'essor de la psychanalyse ; ils sont notamment à la base des réflexions d'Émile Zola dans les Rougon-Macquart. Cachets de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Une charnière intérieure ouverte. Étiquettes en pied des dos. Feuillets brunis, quelques rousseurs. Semelaigne I, p. 342 et suiv.

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        Outstanding Autographed Letter Signed about a groundbreaking medical procedure

      Cheraw, SC, 1852. unbound. 8 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 8 x 10 inches, Cheraw, South Carolina, September 25, 1852. In this letter to Dr. Rufus Woodward, Dr. Kollock discusses pioneering the use of the Bozeman Button Suture in the first successful treatment of a Lacerated Perineum and also provides a sad glimpse of the great doctors' racial attitudes, in very small part: "...I was called a few weeks since to a patient who had sustained an exterior laceration to the anus involving the M sphincter and about an inch from the vagina. I operated 22 days after delivery in what I regarded as somewhat -- a novel way, at any rate I have not seen or heard the operation being performed as I did it on this occasion. Instead of using the ordinary suture I introduced silver wire through the edges of the wound and recurred them by means of silver buttons, it is called Bozeman's Button Suture, much as has been used in 'Vesico Vaginal Fistula.' My operation is so far the first in which the button suture has been used in the cure of Laceration of the Perineum. It receded most admirably. I allowed the wire and buttons to remain on thirteen days during which time I kept the wound of the patient constituted and drew off the water daily with a catheter. On the morning of the 14th day I removed the sutures and found to my great satisfaction that there was a perfect union of the parts throughout the entire extent of the laceration. I am preparing an account of the case for publication...You folks up North know nothing about the splendid sport of a fox chase -- the way you hunt them -- you go out with two or three dogs and shoot the fox the first time he comes in sight. Here we think no more of shooting a fox than a nigger..." Tiny partial tears along the horizontal folds; some pencil underlining on page 5. Very good(-) condition. Note: Most surviving correspondence of Dr. Cornelius Kollock has long been collected by Historical Societies and Institutions with few remaining items remaining in private hands. Letters with fine content are almost nonexistent. Provenance: The Rufus Woodward Archive sold at Alexander Autographs February 2007. American surgeon and gynecologist who studied in Paris under Mssrs. Gerhard, Michel and Ricord and became one of the earliest proponents in the use of Chloroform. His groundbreaking and innovative surgical procedures are said to have saved thousands of lives and extended the lifespan of thousands more.

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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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        Histoire de la vie politique et privée de Louis-Philippe

      - Dufour et Mulat, Paris 1852, Grd. in-8 (17x27cm), 320pp. et 311pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, illustrato con 2 frontespizi e 18 inserto, il tutto in acciaio e Pilipoteaux, Riffaut Karl Girardet ... Leganti dolore metà verde. Indietro con false nervi decorate con 3 piccole cimette, reti dorate e freddo, magra e grassa. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée (l'originale étant parue en 6 volumes in-8 à la même date), illustrée de 2 frontispices et de 18 hors-texte, le tout sur acier et par Pilipoteaux, Riffaut, Karl Girardet... Les gravures sont assez belles et protégées sous serpentes roses. Le premier frontispice montre Louis-Philippe en famille avec Madame de Genlis, la gouvernante des enfants du roi. Reliures en demi chagrin vert. Dos à faux nerfs orné de 3 petits fleurons, de filets dorés et à froid, maigres et gras. Frottements. Bel exemplaire, relativement frais malgré quelques rares piqûres sur un papier bien blanc. On aurait pu craindre que le Dumas romancier prenne le pas sur le Dumas historien, mais il n'en est rien dans cet heureux ouvrage, très ordonné et factuel mais doué d'un sens du récit peu commun, et qui cite de nombreuses lettres, notamment dans les pièces justificatives. L'auteur n'oublie rien, depuis la naissance de Louis-Philippe jusqu'à sa chute.

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        Memoria instructiva de los derechos y justas causas que tiene el gobierno de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, para no reconocer ni la subsistencia del privilegio concedido á Don José Garay para abrir una vía de comunicación entre dos océanos Atlántico y Pacífico por el istmo de Tehuantepec, ni la legitimidad de la cesión que aquel hizo del mismo privilegio á ciudadanos de los Estados-Unidos de la América del Norte. La pública el Ministro de Relaciones.

      Mexico: Tipografia de Vicente G. Torres, 1852. 8vo (22 cm; 8.75"). 39 pp. The quest for a faster route from the Atlantic to the Pacific than via the Roaring 40s was the cause of many a 19th-century Arctic expedition and numerous "schemes" for various canals across the Isthmus of Tehuantec, Nicaragua, and Panama. The gold rushes in California (1849) and Australia (1851) spurred not just interest but demand for a faster route.    On 1 March 1842 President Santa Anna granted José de Garay (1801?58) a concession "para construir una vía de comunicación en el Istmo de Tehuantepec." But as with all of these canal schemes, politics, money, nature, and technology posed insurmountable obstacles until the 20th century. This pamphlet of 1852 lays out the case that the Ministry of Foreign Relations presented to the public and the investors in the Tehuantepec project for cancelling Garay's concession and thus nullifying the investment in it by U.S. citizens and banks. One suspects that the terms of Santa Anna's pre?gold rush grant looked to be a major obstacle to the Mexican government's maximally benefitting from the proposed link between the oceans once many, many more people and much more cargo were travelling west; hence the obvious expediency of nullifying Santa Anna's generosity ? not that any alternative plan came quickly to fruition.         Sabin 26547. Contemporary blue stone?pattern marbled paper wrappers. Light wear, light to very light waterstain across upper outer corner not approaching text, old library markings/docketings to title-page. Very good.

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        Christmas Books.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1852.. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine, sides panelled in blind, pale yellow coated endpapers. With frontispiece. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Spine sunned, trivial rubbing to the ends and tips, but an extremely smart copy, internally sound and fresh and generally in excellent condition. First one volume edition, first impression, of Dickens's Christmas books, here published together for the first time with a new Preface by Dickens dated September 1852.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Munich, 4. V. 1852. - 8vo. 1 page on bifolium. To F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig, sending an essay for Brockhaus's encyclopedia "Gegenwart".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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