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

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

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        SCHWEDEN. - Richardt, Ferdinand und Gustaf Ljunggren. Skanska Herregardar.

      Lund, Gleerups Förlag, - 1852 - 6 Teile + Supplement in 2 Bänden (= alles Erschienene). 23,5 x 32 cm. 111 Bl.; 166 Bl. Mit 78 lithographierten und getönten Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 274 (Richardt). - Die hübschen Lithographien zeigen Ansichten von Schlössern und Herrenhäusern in Krapperup, Svaneholm, Näsbyholm, Knutstorp, Bälteberga, Rössjöholm, Bjersgard, Össjö, Torup, Svenstorp, Börringekloster, Löberöd, Skabersjö, Tomarp, Trolleholm, Dybeck, Krageholm, Charlottenlund, Häckeberga, Tosterup, Ellinge, Karsholm, Maltesholm, Christinehof, Engeltofta, Högestad, Glimminge, Osbyholm, Örup uvm. - Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Die Vorsätze oxydiert und mit hs. Widmung, teils leicht gebräunt, etwas fleckig, einige Seiten und Tafeln mit Wasserrändern. - Komplett sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California, Illustrated By Twenty-Three Drawings, Taken on the Spot

      Parry & Co, London 1852 - Octavo. First one volume edition, two volumes in one [x, 347; vi, 413 pages]; original publisher's red cloth, spine decorated in gilt; yellow coated end papers. All plates are present; plate listed as facing page 212 is facing 217. A very good unsophisticated copy, internally clean and bright. Spine a bit faded, wear at spine ends; front inner hinge cracked, overall very good. The author sailed from the East coast, around Cape Horn to California - three chapters relate his journey. One chapter describes the mineral wealth and geographical features of the area. Heritage Bookshop description, on letterhead is laid in, probably dating from the 1970's, showing address as 847 North La Cienega Blvd. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS concerning sale of fruit and wine from Cape Town to Hovil & Sons in London.

      Sydney: 19 June, 1852. Bifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As the writer notes to their colleagues in London, R. Hovil & Sons, they are able to send net proceeds of almost 500 pounds sterling, an impressive figure.Levick & Piper were an important Sydney retailer, initially on George Street, but later at Pitt Street opposite the old Union Bank, selling everything from mouse-traps to iron-mongery. The company also did a roaring trade in food and wine, importing from all around the world (and developing a relationship with Cape Town in the process).There is presumably a connection with the 1830s firm of Levick & Younger (of George Street), but the Levick & Piper association dates from January 1849, when James and Joseph Levick went into partnership with Frederick Piper. The firm continued with a flourishing trade and in 1856 expanded to Melbourne, opening an importing warehouse on Flinders Lane. The Sydney business seems to have been wound up in 1857. Old folds; very good.

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        A Childs History of England

      

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        Contes et facéties

      1852. D. Giraud & J. Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - D. Giraud & J. Dagneau, Paris 1852, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Binding vitello metà marrone con angoli, di nuovo liscia decorato con gioielli neri e doppi filetti dorati, piatti, guardie e contreplats carta marmorizzata, copertine conservati, testa dorata, Pastiche vincolante ventesimo presto. Molto raro autografo firmato da Gerard de Nerval a Mr Ferdinand Langle, fondatore di pompe funebri nel 1828, ma anche scrittore, drammaturgo e giornalista sotto gli pseudonimi di Ferdinando, Carlo Eusebio o Odry. Alcuni foxing. Autografi spedizioni di Gerard de Nerval sono un distintivo rarità.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.  

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co , 1852. 2 volumes: 487 pages illustrated with many lithograph plates, most tinted, including 3 folding panoramic views and plates of flora, fauna, and fossils; folding map; map volume with two fold out maps  Map of the Great Salt Lake And Adjacent Country in the Territory Of Utah. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850, under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury ... aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison ... and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1: 240,000. Height 110 centimeters, Width 76 centimeters. Wheat: 765); Map of the Missouri River region between Fort Leavenworth and the Great Salt Lake showing cities and towns, rivers, plains, Indian tribal areas and topographical information. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850,under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury ... aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison ... and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1:1,000,000. 71.2 x 167.0 centimeter. (Wheat: 764). Housed in the map folder which is blind stamped with gilt lettering to cover. First edition.. Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") original blind stamp cloth lettered in gilt. (Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 3) This is the Special Session, March 1851, Senate Executive No. 3 first edition.Howard Stansbury's classic work is bibliographically complex, with two true editions as well as multiple issues of the first edition. The first edition was printed in Philadelphia; its 487 stereotyped pages were issued in 1852 under two different titles with three variant title-pages (an official US government issue and two trade issues). A second edition was printed in Washington in 1853 and had 495 typeset pages (with corrections and additions in the appendices). The issue of 1855 is identical to the 1852 trade issue, except for the change of the date on the title-page.In 1849 he was ordered to travel from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to survey the Great Salt Lake in Utah, evaluate emigration trails along the way, especially the Oregon and Mormon trails and to scout for possible locations for a transcontinental railroad. The expedition consisted of 18 men including his second in command Lieutenant John Williams Gunnison. Over the following two years, the expedition explored the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Cache Valley of northern Utah all the way to Fort Hall in southern Idaho. Upon first arriving in Utah the Mormon leaders were worried that the expedition was part of an effort by the U.S government to oust the Mormon settlers. Stansbury held a meeting with Brigham Young where he assured the leader that the expedition was purely a scientific one. Young responded by assigning his personal secretary Albert Carrington to assist the expedition. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east.  Stansbury's seminal 1852 map of the Great Salt Lake region in Utah is considered to be the first accurate survey of the Great Basin as well as a cornerstone achievement in the mapping of the American West. The first westerner to visit the Great Basin was most likely Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in the 1776, however, Escalante, who visited Utah Lake to the south, never truly laid eyes on Great Salt Lake. That honor would fall to unnamed trappers and mountain men traveling the region in search of furs and other tradable commodities. Unfortunately, few of these men were literate and did not record their discoveries. The first scientific expedition to this area was headed up by Fremont in 1843. Daunted by the season and climate, Fremont never circumnavigated the lake. That task fell to Howard Stansbury who, in 1849, was assigned by Congress to survey the Great Salt Lake, the Utah Valley, and the emigrant roads passing through the region. Stansbury, working with Gunnison, Carrington, and others, took about two years to complete his survey before presenting it to Congress in 1852. Covering the region of the Great Basin from the Bear River in the north to Mount Nebo in the south, and from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Great Plains in the east, Sansbury's map is the result of a monumental feat of exploration and scientific tenacity. The detail throughout is extraordinary, identifying springs, rivers, passes, important buildings, American Indian settlements, canals, etc. Stansbury's work and this map are responsible for creating much of the region's nomenclature, but where it is not, both Mormon and American Indian names are provided. This is also one of the earliest maps to delineate the street plan of Salt Lake City. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east.Condition:Spine repaired, spine faded and a bit rubbed; mild foxing to edges of text and plates, plates a bit offset to text, stain in gutter of pages 15 through 18. This copy with early ownership signature on title. page 11 & 12 torn at bottom margin lacks portion, not affecting text, some internal soiling else a good copy.  Map folder spine repaired, maps re-backed with some tears to creased, previous owner's stamp to back of maps else good copies of the very scarce maps.

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        Autograph letter signed. Munich, 4. V. 1852.

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

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        Lervak z nad Siana].

      Knigopechatnia sobornoy ruskoy Kapituly Peremyshl' 1852 - Octavo (18.9 x 13 cm). Frontispiece, title, half-title, [4], X, 110 pp. Contemporary cloth binding, paper label pasted on upper cover. A very rare almanac that bears witness to the early attempts of the Galician intelligentsia (in the nowadays Western Ukraine) to define their national identity and develop own literary language. The almanac was published with efforts of the Russophiles of Galicia at the dawn of this cultural and political movement. Being part of the wider Pan-Slavism that was developing in the late 19th century, it emphasised that since the Eastern Slavic people of Galicia were descendants of the people of Kiev Rus', and followers of Eastern Christianity, they were thus a branch of the Russian people. Russophilia was largely a reaction against Polish (in Galicia) and Hungarian (in Carpathian Ruthenia) cultural suppression that was largely associated with Roman Catholicism. We could trace only two copies of this title in the Western libraries: in the Royal library in Denmark and National library of Poland. After the Partition of Poland in 1772, Galicia became part of Austria. By that time the Russian nobility, higher clergy and merchants were polonised and a local language was only used by peasantry and craftsmen in domestic life. The Austrian rulers Maria Theresa and Josef II brought some positive changes when, in the region with no higher education institutions, they founded a theological seminary and University in Lvov. A certain number of places were also reserved for Galician students at the Vienna Theological seminary. With access to education and on the general wave of Pan-Slavism secret societies started to form in Lvov propagating national culture and literature. In 1836 a circle of Markian Shashkevich published an almanac "Rusalka Dnestrovaya", which was the first to use Ukrainian phonetic writing and an adapted alphabet. Despite its innocent content the almanac was confiscated and the members of the circle jailed. The 1848 revolution in the Austrian Empire gave Galicia more freedom and abolition of serfdom. The same year the first Galician newspaper in Russian started to be published. With restrictions on freedom of expression suddenly weakened, the Galician cultural activists were put in a difficult position. Having been communicating in Polish most of their life, they struggled with the Russian literary language; meanwhile the local dialect was not developed enough in order to express complex ideas. This almanac with poems, stories and articles written by local authors represent an attempt to develop own unified literary language, which they saw as a basis for national identity: "Darkness of the sky of our literature can only be brightened by two stars: publication of a Ukrainian dictionary and a collection of folk songs. But woe to us if these two stars will never rise." (Introduction) From the today's perspective the language used in the almanac is a unique mix of modern Russian, Ukrainian and Polish, making this publication extremely important both from philological and historical points of view. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HMS "Mæander" 44 guns, in a heavy squall [and] Shortening sail for anchoring.

      London: Ackermann, 1852. Pair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm.; framed. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T. G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns. The first print shows the Mæander in the Pacific, shortening sail in heavy weather; the caption dates the events to 9 July 1850; in the second the ship is coming slowly to anchor in Rio de Janeiro, and the scene is dated 9 June 1851. Both prints are dedicated to Henry Keppel, and the ship's officers.Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) was a leading marine painter, and he had also studied naval architecture. He sailed on numerous expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage surveying the Barrier Reef, with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer, and on the Galatea with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Brierly joined Henry Keppel on H.M.S. Mæander after his voyage on the Rattlesnake and visited New Zealand, Tahiti and South America, returning to England in July 1851. A description of the voyage is given in Admiral Keppel's A Sailor's Life Under Four Sovereigns (London, 1899).

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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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        Letters … With an Introductory Essay by Robert Browning

      London: Edward Moxon, 1852. First edition. Half-title, 8-page publisher's catalogue at front and 2-page publisher's advertisement at end. 8vo. Publisher's violet cloth. Spine faded, else fine. First edition. Half-title, 8-page publisher's catalogue at front and 2-page publisher's advertisement at end. 8vo. First edition of these forgeries "perpetuated by an impostor, claiming to be the son of Lord Byron. Two genuine letters, which happened to be in Moxon's hands, were included. The fraud was discovered, to the chagrin of Browning and Moxon, who at once destroyed all obtainable copies of the book" (Granniss/Grolier Shelley 127). Granniss 127. Provenance: John Bell Sedgwick (bookplate)

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        Official Programme of the Funeral Procession of the Late Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington to Saint Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 18th November 1852.

      Folio, bifolium (174 x 464mm), upper cover with Royal Crest and engraved vignette archectonic memorial to Wellington above a quotation by Disraeli within a black border. The lower cover has Eulogies to Wellington from The Earl of Derby, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Brougham, Lord John Russell, Benjamin Disraeli and from the Daily Press. With a horizontal folding crease, a few closed tears and chipping to edges, generally a very good copy of a fragile ephemeron. First edition listing the members of the Funeral Procession from St James's Park to St. Paul's Cathedral, starting with Six Battalions of Infantry and ending with the Carriages of the Queen and Royal Family and "Troops to close the Procession". An interesting souvenir of Wellington's Funeral Procession, one of several produced to mark the event. Sidney, Wells & Co. were tea and coffee merchants. We presume that they had this souvenir printed to hand out to clients and guests who watched the Funeral Procession from their premises at 8 Ludgate Hill, on the approach to St Paul's Cathedral. The Duke of Wellington's funeral in November 1852 was one of the most spectacular ever seen in England. The procession to St Paul's Cathedral was watched by a crowd estimated at a million and a half people.

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        The Theory of the Common Law

      Original edition of Walker's probing effort to compare Roman law and common law, a principal part of his contribution to the civilian writers who "stand as an example of the highest intellectual attainments reached by antebellum American lawyers". Original sheep, rubbed, the joints just cracking, else an exceptionally clean, bright copy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1852.

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        THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON.

      A panorama of 56 hand-coloured etched and aquatint panels, measuring 9 inches by a total of 66 feet [15 x 20450mm], folding into a pictorial cloth, gilt case. Case restored with a closed tear to the printed rear pastedown endpaper; lack ties; else a near fine copy. Rarely found in such clean condition.

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        Tableau de Paris

      Edition 1500 illustrated engravings after designs of Blanchard, Cham, Gavarni, French, Gradville, Pauquet, Lami, Vernet ... including two double-page engravings, views of Paris in a straight line and a plane paris in 1853.Bound in half red vintage shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with cold boxes, nets and on between nerves, and wheels and tail head. Friction copings, joints, nerves and corners. Corners bumped. A few scattered spots early in the book on paper remained fresh.Superb publication, abundantly illustrated the Paris of the early Second Empire in the early Haussmann transformations. The descriptive and historical chapters proceed by characteristic places: the Champs-Elyzées, boulevards, The College of the Sorbonne, the Pont Neuf, Luxembourg and by themes: colleges, foundlings, grisettes and courtesans ... Paulin et Le Chevalier Paris 1852 in-folio (26,5x38cm) 388pp. ; 396pp. 2 tomes en un volume relié

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        A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

      

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde in 82 Blättern. - [2 Bände in 1 Band].

      Fünfte Auflage. Hg. von Karl Sohr vermehrt und verbessert durch Heinrich Berghaus. - 2 Bände in einem Band. Enthält den Atlas mit 82 Karten und den ebenfalls 1852 erschienenen "Supplement-Band zum Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung". - So nicht bei Espenhorst. Das Titelblatt des Grundwerks datiert 1852 und nennt nur Sohr und Berghaus - nicht aber Handtke als Herausgeber und Kartographen. Das Supplement (mit eigenem Titel) datiert ebenfalls 1852 (bei Espenhorst erst für 1853 nachgewiesen). Vgl. Espenhorst (1994), 5.1a und b. - Einband deutlich berieben und bestoßen der Rücken in den Gelenken eingerissen und mit kleinen Fehlstellen an Kopf und Fuß, die Vorsätze im Gelenk mit Klebeband verstärkt. Innen durchgehend fleckig, durchgehend etwas angerändert, einige Blätter vorne und hinten stärker angerändert, stärker eselsohrig und mit unschönen Knicken.

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings, from Sketches in New Zealand...

      London: Dickinson Brothers, circa, 1852. Large folio, 4 pp. (title and text) and nine images on eight coloured lithograph plates; original printed wrapper with red cloth backstrip, preserved in a solander case. One of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century. This is a beautiful copy of the rare coloured issue, complete in the original illustrated wrappers. The superb handcoloured lithographs are by the naval commander Richard Aldworth Oliver. Oliver (1811-1889) commanded the HMS Fly on survey voyages of New Zealand and Pacific waters between 1847 and 1851, including acting as escort to Selwyn's schooner Undine to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides in 1849. It was during these voyages that he observed the Maori people first-hand and recorded the New Zealand and New Caledonian landscape for this publication.The suite of views and portraits prepared by Oliver for the publication include "Chief Te Rangihaeta", "A Korero", "A Tangi (at Motoneka)", "The Falls of Kirikiri", "A Stranger's House (Houraki Pah)", "Half Castes of Pomare's Pah (Bay of Islands)", "Puebo (New Caledonia)" and portraits of two boys Harry Bluff and Johnny, who were 'half-castes, probably the children of whalers'.There were two issues of the work: a tinted issue and this rarer handcoloured version, which was issued at the substantial price of two guineas. Evidently the high price kept sales low, as an inserted slip (present in this copy) states: 'In consequence of the Subscription list for Capt. Oliver's work on New Zealand being not yet sufficiently filled with names, it is considered expedient to postpone bringing out more Parts of the work, until the number of names should be increased'.This was Oliver's only printed work, although a large number of his watercolour views and portraits survive in New Zealand institutional collections. Hocken and Bagnall date the book 1852, as does Abbey, while the BMC dates it 1853. In good condition in original binding.

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        Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly.

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. 2 vols, 8vo, [iii], vi-x, [1], 13-312; [i-iii], iv, [1], 6-322 pp. Original publisher’s brown cloth over boards. BAL C binding with vignette on top cover stamped in gilt; backstrips lettered in gilt, otherwise blindstamped, all edges gilt. An astonishingly fine copy in a half morocco slipcase with the “Key” included. First edition, the rare publisher’s de luxe binding. Almost perfect, with a tiny slit at each headcap but the tails undamaged and with the publisher’s name stamped in gilt perfectly preserved. The “Key” is in very good condition as issued. 18 September 1850 marked the United States Congress’ passage of the Fugitive Slave Act which mandated the federal government as responsible for the return of escaped slaves and required significant penalties for any official that failed his duty. Those found aiding and abetting a fugitive slave were subject to imprisonment and fine. This was a watershed moment for the abolitionist movement and a so-called final straw for Stowe. By 1851, she had already found modest success as an author, and in March of the same year “proposed a serialized story embodying a series of sketches showing the evils of life under slavery. Inspired by religious zeal its author wrote with great speed, producing installment after weekly installment…finally bringing the story to a close on 1 April 1851. Even before the conclusion of the serial the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing the book form…and the two volumes…appeared on 20 March 1852, two installments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of 5,000 copies was sold out in a couple of days and the second printing of the same size…was completely disposed of by the end of March” (PMM). BAL 19343. PMM 332. Grolier American 100, #61. Grolier English 100 p. 183.

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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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        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) - 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 Sch?nbein), 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." Wrappers worn, with some minor rears at the spine and edges; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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