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        Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

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

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        Extensive Archive relating to the three-year maiden circumnavigation voyage of the Nova Scotia Bark "Avondale"

      Various places, 1852. The items in this archive are overall in very good condition.. Extensive archive of bills of lading, purchase receipts, shipping documents, pay ledgers, harbour masters' certificates and other official documents. A remarkable archive of over eighty items summarising in detailed documents the history of a mid-19th century trading circumnavigation, including stops in Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco and Honolulu.The collection includes bills of lading, purchase receipts, shipping documents, pay ledgers, harbour masters' certificates and other official documents which chronicle the voyage of Captain Thomas Henry Armstrong as he circumnavigated the globe between 1849 and 1852 in his merchant bark the Avondale. The three-year voyage took Armstrong from Nova Scotia to Liverpool, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Honolulu, Valparaiso, Montevideo, New Orleans and back to Nova Scotia. Tragically, Captain Armstrong died at sea in October 1852 during the final leg of the voyage from New Orleans to Nova Scotia. His wife Melinda's mourning brooch with a tintype of Captain Armstrong is included in this archive as well as a daguerreotype of him. Melinda was part of the Mounce family, a family of notable Avondale ship builders. Over a dozen items relate to the Avondale's stay in Melbourne and Sydney in July & August 1850 mainly receipts (including one for charts of the Northern Pacific) and a printed leaf "Code of Signals, in Use at Melbourne". A Chalmers & Co memorandum marked Liverpool February 1850 notes that the Bark is insured to Sydney and no further "not knowing where you might next go to".Included in the archive is a letter from Armstrong's brother dated 10 October 1852 addressed to New Orleans, speaking of family matters and referring to heightened political tension: referring to those in favour of slavery as "that great curse of our land...they will ere long hear a voice which will make then tremble". This letter is a rather mournful inclusion, given Armstrong's death at sea in the same month. The small ledger detailing for the most part wages and provisioning obviously passed into the hands of Armstrong's daughter Annie Elizabeth and been used as a scrapbook. The collection also includes: A receipt from Oct. 1849 for duty paid in Windsor, Nova Scotia on the newly built bark Avondale; Mariners' tickets including persons with distinguishing features such as "Crooked Nose" and "Growing Boy;" Many purchase receipts; An ink sketch of most likely the Avondale; Ten items (Nov. 1850 - March 1851) from the first call in San Francisco, mainly receipts including one from the "Alta California Newspaper" for an announcement that the Avondale was sailing for Panama; Six items relating to the Avondale's first call in Montevideo Aug. 1851; Four items relating to the Avondale's stay in Honolulu in Nov. 1851 including a printed pictorial letterhead certificate of clearance; Five items from the second call in San Francisco Dec. 1851 & Jan. 1852; Sixteen items relating to the Avondale's stay in Valparaiso April 1852; Three items relating to the Avondale's second call in Montevideo May & June 1852. This rare collection of ephemera and the Barque Avondale itself spring from what was referred to as Nova Scotia's "Golden Age of Sail".

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        Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte & Neue Erdkunde.

      Hildburghausen/Amsterdam/New York, Bibliographisches Inst. (1852). - qu.-4°. Gest. Tit., 1 Bl. (Kartenverz.), 123 Karten in meist grenzkolor. Stahlstichen, Ln. Ehem. Bibl.-Expl. Berieb., staub- u. fingerfleckig. Tit. gestemp. Mehrere Randeinrisse unterlegt. EA. Espenhorst - Komplette erste Ausgabe der Grundausgabe, ursprüngl. in 31 Lieferungen erschienen. Himmelskarte mit drehbarer Zeitscheibe. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        1- Dictionnaire statistique ou Histoire, description et statistique du département du Cantal. Ouvrage revu et corrigé par les soins de l'Association Cantalienne. 2- Dictionnaire des lieux habités du Cantal indiquant les communes ou ils sont situés et formant la Table du dictionnaire historique et statistique du Cantal.

      1- Dictionnaire historique: Imprimerie Veuve Picut, Aurillac, 1852-57, 5 volumes in-8 (24x16cm), VIII-549, 626, 518, 602, et 697 pages. Reliure moderne 1/2 chagrin rouge à 5 nerfs, dos ornés de filets et fleurons dorés. Bon état intérieur, papier uniformément jauni, très peu de rousseurs, quelques rares taches d'humidité (tome 5 p107-125). 2- Dictionnaire des lieux habités: Imprimerie Bonnet-Picut, Aurillac, 1861, in-8 (24x16cm), 75 pages suivies de 46 feuillets blancs (sans doute pour les notes), reliure 1/2 basane, dos lisse, filets et motifs dorés. Plat supérieur frotté (petit manque papier et cuir), coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire bien relié pour le dictionnaire historique et également bon exemplaire pour le dictionnaire des lieux habités (intérieur en parfait état avec la carte du Cantal). Très rare ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Le Ver-Vert ]
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        "Le Trocadéro de Paris en 1909".

      1852Huile sur panneau de bois signé en bas à gauche et titrée au dos, 18.5 x 24 cm. Auguste Louis LEYMARIE, peintre français originaire de Brive-la-Gallarde (né vers 1850) "Elève de Gérôme,Gabriel Ferrier et Guillemet...figura au Salon des Artistes Français où il obtint une mention honorable en 1910" (Bénézit, 1976, vol. 6, p. 640). Sa vue du Trocadéro, en contre-bas, des rives du Champs de Mars, donne une perspective sur les berges de la Seine, le pont d'Iéna, et les deux tours du Trocadéro avant leur destruction. L'oeuvre est brossée dans un effet de contre-jour. Empreinte d'encadrement et usures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air

      - Gabriel de Gonet, Paris 1852, 18,5x26cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Leganti metà nera dolore, torna a quattro bande impostate con una rete nera, leggero sfregamento sulla mascella minore, cartoncino nero piatto, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, nell'angolo in basso smussato, raccoglitori del tempo. Libro Illustrato di 35 tavole inserto figure colorate a mano e legno nel testo. Qualche piccolo foxing minore che colpisce principalmente le guardie. Rara copia di una delle più belle romantica illustrata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets noirs, légers frottements sans gravité sur les mors, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, reliures de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 35 planches hors-texte coloriées à la main ainsi que de figures in-texte sur bois. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité affectant essentiellement les gardes. Rare exemplaire de l'un de plus beaux illustrés romantiques.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Narrative of the Voyage ofH. M. S. Rattlesnake, commanded by the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. &c During the Years 1846-1850.

      50., 1852 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this travel narrative on the discovery of New Guineabetween 1846-1850. Very rare and even harder to findcomplete as here. Collated: Complete. Witha frontispiece to each volume, eleven plates and sixteenvignettes collectively listed as 'plates' in the contents. One folding map of New Guinea. Errata to first volume. Includes an account of discoveries and surveys in New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, etc. To which is added the account of Mr E B Kennedy's expedition for the exploration of the Cape York Peninsula. The HMS Rattlesnake was a 28-gun sixth-rate corvette of the Royal NAvy launched in 1822. Best known for her historic voyage of discovery to the Cape York and Torres Strait areas of northern Australia. The Rattlesnake served in the Greek war of Independence and the first Opium war before being converted to a survey ship in 1845. Between 1846-1850 the Rattlesnake embarked on a voyage of discovery with Captain Owen Stanley with assistant surgeon Thomas Henry Huxley. John MacGillivray was botanist aboard the Rattlesnake for this journey. T H Huxley earned scientific renown for papers written on this voyage. During this voyage the Rattlesnake also rescued shipwrecked 13 year old Barbara Crawford Thompson who had survived five years living with indigenous people of Prince of Wales Island, remarkable as the tribe were believed to be cannibals. John MacGillivray was a Scottish naturalist active in Australia who accompanied various expeditions. Notably during the voyage of the Rattlesnake he was able to make records of the aboriginal languages of the various people he encountered. Condition: In morocco bindingscrudelyrebacked with pebbled cloth. Cloth and glue remnants to all boards. Original backstrip preserved. Front board to volume II replaced with cloth board. Joints cracked to volume II, rear joint cracked to volume I. Hinges reattached with tape. Rear hinge to volume I strained with cords showing after endpaper. Rear board to volume II appears to be front board reattached upside down due remnant of bookplate to pastedown. Glue bleeding to front pastedown of volume I. Internally, generally firmly bound aside from to appendix of volume I, with pages 373-380 loose but present. Pages bright with scattered spotting throughout. Heavier patches of foxing to plates and title pages. Both title pages with Papua New Guinea Diocesan Library stamp. Volume II with small ink annotation to title page. Frontispiece tovolume II with tape remnant and offsetting to frontispiece. Folding map tape repaired with close tears, spotting and loss to bottom right of map. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Sulla riforma delle carceri e l'assistenza pubblica

      Giuseppe Bocca, 1852. Due volumi in 8° (23x15) brochure originale a stampa, pp.VII, 330 (1) - 301 + 10 grandi tavole ripiegate che illustrano particolari tecnici e architettonici delle carceri. Esemplare perfetto, intonso. Assai raro. Giovanni Minghelli Vaini fu più volte deputato del Regno e prefetto di Torino, Cagliari, Catania e Venezia. Lasciò vari scritti sui rapporti fra l'individuo, lo stato e la società e questo suo importante lavoro sulla riforma delle carceri che scrisse mentre era direttore del penitenziario di Oneglia. Si interessò molto anche delle questioni politico religiose ritenendo conciliabile il cattolicesimo con la libertà. Rosi, III 593.

      [Bookseller: Studio Giuseppina Biggio]
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      1852 - London, John Murray, 1852, stated new edition, ( this is a reissue of the second edition (1845), nice old binding (see images), all edges marbled, about 7 X 5 inches, (viii) 519 pages, + 3 blank pages, with 14 B&W illustrations in-text. Cover is fine showing only a few very minor wear here and there. Interior is very fine, virtually as new showing only a very light and uniform yellowing to pages. A very niceand attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Goriano and Monte Velino June 7th 52

      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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("L. Uhland"). Tübingen, 23. II. 1852.

      1852. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den namentlich nicht genannten Nürnberger Architekten und Künstler Carl Alexander Heideloff (1789-1865), der sich bereits Mitte vorigen Monats mit der Bitte um ein künstlerisches Urteil an Uhland gewandt hatte: Er solle Randzeichnungen zu einer Übersetzung des Dies irae und des Stabat mater liefern, die ein Freiburger Freund, Herr von Stöckern, angefertigt habe; Heideloff hatte sich von seinem Landsmann eine Äußerung zur Druckwürdigkeit der Texte gewünscht. Uhland erwidert: "Verehrtester Freund! Ihr werthes Schreiben kam bei mir an, als ich durch Angelegenheiten einer Vormundschaft auf längere Dauer in Anspruch genommen war. Entschuldigen Sie damit meine verspätete Antwort. - Die mitgetheilten Uebersetzungen haben mir gleich beim ersten Lesen den Eindruck gemacht, daß hier der rechte Ton des alten kirchlichen Gesangs getroffen sei, und das ist zum Voraus eine Hauptsache. Aber auch im Einzelnen, bei der Vergleichung mit den Texten, ergibt sich sinnige Treue und Sorgfalt, ohne daß darunter die freie Bewegung gelitten hätte. Es ist gewiß richtig, gerade da am genauesten zu reimen, wo der Reim, wie in Dies irae, als ein mehrfacher schwierig ist, eben aber durch den wiederholten Anschlag, besonders im Deutschen, welches dessen weniger gewohnt ist, die Aufmerksamkeit des Ohres auf sich lenkt. - Einige Bemerkungen über Einzelstellen habe ich beigelegt. Die versuchten abändernden Fassungen sind nicht so gemeint, als ob damit nun das Rechte gefunden wäre, sie sollten nur meine Absicht positiv ausdrücken und, soweit diese gebilligt wird, das Anlegen der letzten Hand hervorrufen. - Erlauben Sie noch, daß ich Anlaß nehme, eine Sache, die nicht mich selbst betrifft, bei Ihnen in wohlwollende Erinnerung zu bringen. Sie übernahmen es vor mehreren Jahren gefälligst, für unsern Landsmann, Dr. Moriz Rapp, damals in Rotweil, sich zum Behuf des Verkaufs einer ihm zugehörigen Sammlung Riepenhausenscher Handzeichnungen im Kreis Ihrer ausgebreiteten Verbindungen umzusehen. Diese Sammlung, der Ihr kundiges Urtheil einen nicht unbedeutenden pekuniären Werth zuerkannte, wird nahezu das Einzige sein, was dem Eigenthümer, der auf Studien und Reisen Vieles verwendet hat, von der väterlichen Erbschaft übrig geblieben ist. Er lebt hier als Docent an der Universität, mit dem Titel eines Professors, aber ohne den festen Gehalt eines solchen, mit einem kleinen, widerruflichen Wortgeld. Seine ausgezeichnete sprachwissenschaftliche Kenntniß und Begabung, wovon ein Werk, das sich eben im Drucke befindet [d. i. "Vergleichende Grammatik", Bd. 1 (Cotta 1852)], neues Zeugniß ablegen wird, ist zwar wohl geeignet, ihm als Gelehrten Achtung zu verschaffen, nicht aber, da diese Fächer kein zahlreiches Publikum haben, ihm auch ergiebige schriftstellerische oder akademische Honorare abzuwerfen. Seine Gesundheit ist öfters leidend und all dieß zusammen macht es seinen Freunden höchst wünschenswerth, daß ihm für spätere Jahre das Mögliche gewahrt bleibe. Darum würden Sie einem wahren Anliegen derselben erfreulich entgegenkommen, wenn Sie wirklich für jenen ererbten Kunstschatz ein entsprechendes Angebot zu erlangen vermöchten, oder, sofern Sie hiezu keine Aussicht mehr haben, solchen jetzt an Rapp zurückgehen ließen, damit er selbst etwa sich ergebende Gelegenheit zum Verkaufe wahrnehmen könnte. Ich schreibe dieß, ohne dazu von Rapp, der seine eigenen Interessen nur zu wenig betreibt, irgend beauftragt oder veranlaßt zu sein, einzig weil mir sein Geschick am Herzen liegt und ich mich zugleich der freundlichsten Gesinnung von Ihrer Seite stets zu erfreuen hatte. - Indem ich das Manuscript der Lieder hiebei zurückgebe und dem geehrten Uebersetzer mich bestens zu empfehlen bitte, bin ich mit alter Freundschaft und Hochachtung der Ihrige [...]". Uhlands Briefwechsel IV (1916), S. 17f., Nr. 2428 "(Or[iginal] war 1908 im Handel").

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      San Francisco: Monson, Whitton & Co., 1852. - 43pp. Modern half calf and plain paper boards. Text lightly tanned. Extensive early pencil notes (see below). Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown and his pencil notes on the front free endpaper. A very significant publication, indicating that from the earliest days the United States government would contest the validity of claims to land in California that had been granted before statehood. California came under American control during the Mexican-American War and attained statehood in 1850. One of the most vexing legal questions in the nineteenth- century history of the state was the status of lands that had been granted by the former Spanish and Mexican governors. These "ranchos" at times amounted to thousands of acres, and questions of their ownership were quite contentious, despite the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to respect all Mexican land titles. In 1851 the U.S. Congress created a three-person commission to consider the validity of land claims, each of which would ultimately be challenged by the United States government. The list of land title cases at the end of this volume, the first to have been printed, shows that 247 cases were presented to the courts in the year after the Commission was created. "This pamphlet states the first official acts of the land commissioners. The list of land claims at the end gives the names of the attorneys, on which a former owner has pencilled in many instances the final action of the commissioners" - Streeter. Of the three original commissioners Harry I. Thornton was a frequent upholder of the validity of the claims against the interests of the U.S. government, and was removed from the Commission in 1853. Not in Cohen or Sabin. This copy was bought at the Streeter Sale in 1968 by Warren Howell, who asked $1000 for it shortly thereafter. We are unable to locate any other copies on the market since. STREETER SALE 2725 (this copy). COWAN, p.374. GREENWOOD 364.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Magikon. 1. Jhg. Heft 3 [von 3] // 2. Jhg. [kmpl.] // 3. Jhg. Heft 1, 2 u. 4 [von 4] // 4. Jhg. [kmpl.] // 5. Jhg. Heft 1, 2 u. 3 [von 4]. Archiv für Beobachtungen aus dem Gebiete der Geisterkunde und des magnetischen und magischen Lebens nebst andern Zugaben für Freunde des Innern als Fortsetzung der Blätter aus Prevorst herausgegeben. Erstausg.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Eber und Seubert, 1840-1852. - (1. Jhg.) 2 Bll., S. [269]-400 // (2. Jhg.) 2 Bll., S. 1-152, mit Frontispiz (Litho. Portrait von J. Kerner); 2 Bll., S. [153]-280; IV, S. [281]-577 // (3. Jhg.) 2 Bll., S. 1-153; 2 Bll., S. [155]-310; 2 Bll., S. [465]-615 // (4. Jhg.) 2 Bll., S. 1-124; IV, S. [125]-248; IV, S. [249]-372; VI, S. [374]-494 // (5. Jhg.) IV, S. 1-128; IV, S. [129]-251; IV, S. [253]-382, 8°, Priv. Halbleder mit Rückentext (2 Bde.) Ackermann II/226; Slg. du Prel 692. - Den 1840-53 erschienenen fünf Bänden "Magikon" gingen von 1831-1839 zwölf Bände der "Blätter aus Prevorst" voraus. Die ersten beiden Jhge. des Magikon erschienen jew. in 3 Heften, die letzten drei Jhge. in 4 Heften. - Aus dem Inhalt: Napoleon u. die Prophezeihungen; Der Spuk zu Gröden im Jahre 1718; Magisch-magnetischer Zustand eines Mädchens; Aufhebung der Schwerkraft; Kaiser Karl IV. Traum u. Spukgeschichte von ihm selbst erzählt; Der Seher Kunz von Eichstetten; Ueber die Glaubwürdigkeit der alten Orakel, insbes. über die Responsa des dodonäischen Zeus der Pelasger; Ueber das Dämonische bei Glückspielen, nebst zwei warnenden Bsp. von G.; Das Griesheimer Haus bei Darmstadt; Luther über Poltergeister; Electrische Lichtererscheinungen an thierischen Körpern; Ein merkwürdiger Hexenproceß vom Jahr 1712; Ueber Besessenheit mit Berücksichtigung dessen, was Görres in seiner christlichen Mystik davon erwähnt u. urtheilt von X.; Die Salem-Zauberei; Ueber Operationen während des magnetischen Schlafes; Zur Pneumatologie; Vorausschauen u. zweites Gesicht; Die Wahrsagerei; Ueber Fernwirkungen, Somnambüle, Geistererscheinungen u. dämonischen Zauber; Das Leben des Geistes nach dem Tode des Körpers; Das Todtenvolk; Zur Rhabdomantie, den Erscheinungen mit der Wünschelruthe gehörig; Der wahrhafte feurige Drache; Der Schlangenzauber; Zur Dämonologie aus den Jahren 1691; Unfug mit dem Magnetismus in Amerika; Ekstase durch den Gebrauch des Haschisch; Lebensmagnetische Heilungen. - Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner (1786-1862), Dichter u. Arzt. Neben medizinischen u. naturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen bildeten Forschungen über Spiritismus, Okkultismus u. Somnambulismus ("Die Seherin von Prevorst") den zweiten Schwerpunkt seiner Schriften. - Gebunden in 2. Bde.; Bd.1 umfasst den 1. bis Anfang 3. Jhg., Bd.2 den restlichen 3. bis zum 5. Jhg. Einbände berieben u. tlw. beschabt; erstes Titelblatt jew. mit Signatur; tlw. etwas braunfleckig, sonst gute Expl. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz. In malerischen Original Ansichten von J.Lange und anderen in Stahl gestochen. Historisch topographisch beschrieben von J.W. Appel.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1852. Gr. 8°. IV, 488 Seiten. Mit 145 Stahlstichen auf Tafeln. Leinen mit Goldprägung auf Einband und Rücken. Ganzgold. Buchrücken lichtrandig. Kanten minimal berieben. Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt. Sonst gut erhalten.Versand D: 5,50 EUR Abbildungen, Orts- u. Landesgeschichte, Stahlstich, Süddeutschland

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        Râdjataranginî. Histoire des rois de Kachmîr. Traduite et commentée par M. A. Troyer et publiée aux frais de la Société asiatique.

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale [vol. 3, Nationale] 1840-1852 - 3 volumes, octavo (230 x 146 mm). Contemporary red quarter cloth, marbled sides, titles and floral device to spines gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, vol. 1 with slightly chipped headcap to no loss of lettering and small abrasion to rear board, fore edges lightly soiled, contents toned, scattered foxing. A very good copy, largely unopened. Devanagari types. First edition in any European language, and the first procurable edition of the original Sanskrit, of the work identified by Sir Aurel Stein as "practically the sole extent product of Sanskrit literature possessing the character of a true chronicle" (cited after Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein: Archaeological Explorer, p. 23). The 12-year interval between the publication of the first two volumes and the third means that complete sets are far from common: we trace seven complete sets in British and Irish institutional libraries. The Rajatarangini (meaning "river of kings") was completed in 1148. A narrative poem in eight books, it recounts the history of Kashmir from the legendary period through the Utpala era (855-1003 CE) to the author's present day, and is a "valuable work for the political and social history of Kashmir, as well as the topography of that land" (Banerji). Little is known of the author's life, though he likely belonged the Brahmin caste, and expresses a certain affinity for Buddhism in his work, which was continued by several later chroniclers up to the Mughal conquest of Kashmir in the mid-sixteenth century. The editio princeps of the Rajatarangini, printed in Calcutta in 1835 from a manuscript discovered by English explorer William Moorcroft (1767-1825), is institutionally scarce (four copies in UK libraries, 16 world-wide), and untraced in commerce. Troyer was at the time principal of the Government Sanskrit College, Calcutta. His French translation and commentary is accompanied by the Sanskrit text of the first six books, which he revised by collating the Moorcroft manuscript with two copies in the library of the East India Company in London. The Rajatarangini did not become available in English until Stein's own translation in 1900. Banerji, A Companion to Sanskrit Literature, pp. 287-8. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kitab Manaqib Al Murtazavi Al Alavi (The Book of the Virtues of Imam Ali). Bombay, 1269 AH (1852 AD).

      1852. Large 8vo. (2), 358, (4), 359-504 pp., 2 final blanks. With double-page 'unwan. Lithographed throughout. Contemp. marbled calf, spine and covers gilt. A portrayal of the virtues of the fourth caliph and first Imam, Ali ibn `Abi Talib (602-661), in twelve chapters. Lithographic reproduction of manuscripts was common in Muslim countries, which showed traditional skepticism towards printing Arabic with movable types. The process had been introduced to India in 1824. - Slight browning and foxing; binding loosened. Occasional old marginalia. Attractive binding rubbed and bumped, with slight worming to one corner.

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        Il Libro di Mormon: ragguaglio scritto per mano di Mormon, sopra tavole prese fra le tavole di Nefi.

      London, William Bowden, 1852. - 16mo, pp. viii, 580; an excellent copy bound in the publisher's later (c. 1927) blue pebbled cloth (see below), spine lettered gilt.First edition, second issue, very rare, of the first Italian translation of The Book of Mormon. The first attempt to introduce Mormonism into Italy goes back to the mid nineteenth century, led by Elder Lorenzo Snow, who arrived there in 1850. Piedmont was identified as potentially the most fertile territory due to the high number of Waldensians living there, though most of the small number of coverts were French-speaking. In effort to expand the mission, Snow returned to England in 1851 to arrange the translation and printing of the Book of Mormon. A thousand copies of the book were printed in London to avoid Italian censorship, but only 192 copies were bound and distributed at the time, 25 in blue morocco for the American heads of the Church and 167 for the Italian adepts. On his return Snow dispatched missionaries to Turin, Nice and Genoa. However, the door-to-door proselytism of the Mormons was soon denounced by don Margotti, a local Catholic priest and journalist, and the project was abandoned – the Italian mission closed in 1867. The remaining 808 copies of Il Libro di Mormon were kept in sheets at the headquarters of the European Mission in London until 1927, when they were bound in blue pebbled cloth (as here) and a second (clandestine) attempt to place them Italy was undertaken. One section, pp.397–432, was found at that time to have been damaged while in storage and had to be reprinted (the different paper stock is noticeable here). COPAC and OCLC record copies at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Huntington and Michigan only. Flake 731a; Sabin 83134. See L. R. Jacobs, Mormon non-English scriptures, hymnals, and periodicals, 1830–1986. A descriptive bibliography (Ithaca, N.Y., 1986). Language: Italian

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        POLKAS (bound volume of polka sheet music 1850s)

      NY et al.: W.C. Peters & Sons, et al., 1852. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Unique volume of polka sheet music for 32 compositions, 13 of which have chromolithographed covers dated, variously, from 1852 to 1859. Titles include Nigger Polka, Beauty Polka, Silver Bell Polka, Locust Grove Polka, New Champaigne Polka, etc. Bound in half red leather, heavily worn and scuffed, over pebbled cloth with inset leather device. Bound by A. J. Marx, 3d Story Wright's Block, Erie PA with binderticket upper right corner front pastedown.

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      1852 - HONIGBERGER, John Martin. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE EAST. ADVENTURES, DISCOVERIES, EXPERIMENTS AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES, RELATING TO THE PUNJAB AND CASHMERE; IN CONNECTION WITH MEDICINE, BOTANY, PHARMACY, &c. TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL MATERIA MEDICA; AND A MEDICAL VOCABULARY, IN FOUR EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND FIVE EASTERN LANGUAGES. Two volumes in one. Illustrated with numerous engravings, containing portraits; plants, fac- similes, view of the fortress of Lahore, &c. London & New York: H. Bailliere, Calcutta: R. C. Lepage, 1852. Octavo. 2 volumes in 1: [4], xxix, [1], 206 pp.; xvi, 448 pp. Illustrations include a lithographed portrait of Honigberger, a map, 16 numbered plates, including a large foldout tinted lithographed view of "The Fortress of the City of Lahore," where the author served as Physician to the Sikh Court," in Volume 1, and 31 numbered botanical plates in Volume 2. Ex library with only minimal markings: a stamp on title-page and page 50 of Volume 1. Complete text, which is clean and largely unopened, though the paper is occasionally brittle, and all plates are present. It is being offered as is because the binding has failed and it needs rebinding: publisher's original cloth boards present but the backstrip is lacking, and the bookblock is split in multiple places. A fascinating account of early 19th century Asia and a wealth of botanical and medical information as seen through the eyes of a pharmacist's thirty-five years in Asia ".travelling from my native country (Transylvania) by way of Levant, Egypt, Arabia and Persia, to India, residing several years in the a period when these countries were little known to Europeans." (Walleriana 19768). Quite scarce.

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      1852 - VERY LARGE, SCARCE MAP OF 1852 BOSTON SIDNEY, F. G. [i.e. J. C.] MAP OF THE CITY AND VICINITY OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. [Philadelphia: R. P. Smith for] Boston: J. B. Shields, 1852. First Edition. A full color folding map, 40 3/4" x 41 1/2", comprised of 24 linen-backed panels that fold into a contemporary quarto-size case, 11 3/4"x 13 3/4". Map is lightly soiled yet still bright. There is some shallow, irregular loss along the vertical centerfold of the map and just at the intersection of a couple of other folds where the linen backing has either split or has suffered small loss (Roxbury effected the most). The backing has some dampstaining that does not bleed through to the front of map. The orginal folding case has worn and rubbed contemporary marbled boards, with the original printed paper label on the front. The folder has been inexpertly rebacked with black leather. In this edition the surveyor's name was incorrectly printed as "F. G. Sidney". In the subsequent 1853 edition it was corrected. Sidney was a surveyor and draftsman for John Jay Smith and his son Robert Pearsall Smith of Philadelphia. It appears to have been printed by Smith for J. B. Shields of Boston. This very accurate and detailed map shows roads, railroads, buildings and property owners in towns surrounding Boston at a time of great change in the city's topographical history. It is a rare map.

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        Geschichte der Kriege von 1792 bis 1815 mit Schlachten-Atlas. ( 2 Bd. zus. kpl. ) Zweigeteilte Ausgabe.

      Freiburg/Breisgau, Herder'sche Verlagshandlung, 1852 - Teil 1: 367 Seiten, anschließend daran Teil 2 : 140 Karten Schlachten Atlas. Vorsatz und teilweise Seiten braunfleckig, Ecken und Kanten sowie Buchrücken und Einband stark berieben und bestoßen. Die Schlachtplan-Karten in Stahlstich teilweise grenzkoloriert. Schönes komplettes Werk zu Militär-u. Schlachtenkunde des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Schlachten u. Gefechte in chronologischer Folge, mit Anführung von Ort, Zeit, Aufmarschmengen der Armeen u. Verlauf der Schlacht. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1120 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Des hallucinations

      ou histoire raisonnée des apparitions, des visions, des songes, de l'extase, du magnétisme et du somnambulisme. Seconde édition entièrement refondue. In 8 demi-chagrin rouge à nerfs, titre doré. Faux-titre, titre, XVI, préface. Table des matières. 720 pages. Paris Germe Baillière, libraire éditeur 1852. Rousseurs éparses, légèrement plus concentrées en début et fin de volume.

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        Thrice Through the Furnace : a Tale of the Times of the Iron Hoof (First Edition)

      A.W. Pearce, Printer., Pawtucket, RI 1852 - 1st edition 1st printing ORIGINAL EDITION Taped reinforced backstrap with librarians white inked title on vg original boards / clear face title in gold. . Library book plate on pastedown /library short embossing stamp title page with other small library markings. Strong tight bright copy .190 page fresh text. Appears uncirculated. Author horrified by activation of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's " Uncle Tom's Cabin" wrote this novel ALSO in 1852 (which could not see publication until the early 1860s. ) COLLECTABLE. Size: 12mo Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stello (première consultation du Docteur-Noir)

      Charpentier, libraire-éditeur Les Consultations du Docteur-Noir Relié 1852 In-12 (11x18.5 cm), relié demi-chagrin rouge, plats chagrinés, titre et auteur dorés au dos à quatre nerfs, caissons dorés, tête grise, 316 pages, envoi d'Alfred de Vigny 'donné à Esther, moi l'auteur', 6e édition revue et corrigée ; coiffes à peine frottées, coins et bords assez frottés, traces de frottement sur les plats, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur, assez bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Tafeln zu Maschinen-Kunde und Maschinen-Zeichnen. 2. Auflage.

      München Cotta () 1852 - (41,5 x 28,5 cm). Gestochener doppelblattgroßer Titel. Mit 64 teils kolorierten gestochenen doppelblattgroßen Tafeln. Einfacher Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Die großformatigen Tafeln zeigen neben Schrauben, Wellen, Zapfen, Lager, Holzverbindungen, Verzahnungen, Rollen, Kupplungen, Hemmungen, Kurbeln, Zahnstangen, Verwandlung der Bewegungen sowie Schwungräder besonders jedoch eine Vielzahl von Wasserrädern. Am Ende zwei kolorierte Musterblätter mit einer hydraulischen Presse zur Oel-Fabrikation. - Stellenweise leicht stock- bzw. fingerfleckig und angestaubt, Anfang und Ende jeweils stärker. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten

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        Album von Salzburg und Umgebung.

      Salzburg, bei G. Baldi, um 1852. EA! Mit 14 Orig. Stahlstichen v. F. Würthle, teils nach J. Fischbach u.a. Blatt 13,5 x 18 cm, Bild ca. 6,5 x 10 cm. Halbleinen. Enthält: 10 Ansichten von der Stadt Salzburg, weiters je 1 von Anif, Hallein, 2 von Berchtesgaden. Das Album enthält kein Titelblatt. Die Stahlstiche sind verkleinerte Motive nach Fischbach, meist von Würthle gestochen. Einige Tafeln am Rande leicht fleckig. Nicht bei Neb/Wag. Selten! Versand D: 9,00 EUR Salzburg Stadt Leopoldskron Stahlstich Fischbach Würthle Baldi

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Weimar, 20. X. 1852.

      1852. 4 SS. 4to. "Hochverehrter Herr! Ich habe auf meine unwandelbare Verehrung und Liebe zu Ihnen, im Vertrauen zu Ihrer Zusage, Weimar und seinen Angehörigen zugethan bleiben zu wollen, einen Plan gebaut; vielmehr die Absicht eines mir persönlich unbekannten Kunstfreundes, Drobisch in Leipzig, unterstützen zu müssen geglaubt. Derselbe hat ein kleines Werk von mir, das ich an Professor Lobe dahin schickte, zufällig gesehen und so lieb gewonnen, daß er es der nächsten Todtenfeier Mozarts (5ten December) zu Grunde legen möchte. Bereits hat er dazu bei dem Regißeur der Leibziger Bühne mit Erfolg Schritte gethan. Ich wurde, in Folge davon, mit der Annahme des Manuscripts zur Darstellung - überrascht. Gleichzeitig sollte es an den Collegen H. Forst nach Prag unverzüglich geschickt werden. Auch in München, Salzburg und selbst in Wien hat der unermüdliche, mir wie gesagt, unbekannte Freund empfehlende Einleitungen gemacht. In Wien suchte er zu diesem Zwecke Herrn D. Laube auf, traf ihn aber nicht. Dagegen stimmte er, wie er mir schrieb, die Professoren am Conservatorium günstig dafür. - Ich glaubte deshalb ein Exemplar der kleinen melodramatischen Scene 'Da Ponte, der Dichter u. Freund Mozarts' selbst dort einschicken zu müssen und eventuell - Ihre mächtige bürgende - hier vielleicht einzige - Kunst dabei in Anspruch zu nehmen [...]". - Spuren waag- und senkrechter Mittenfaltung. Am unteren Rand der 1. Seite alte Sammlungsstempel (Graf Victor Wimpffen und La Roche).

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        Kart over det nordlige Norge efter de bedste forhaandenværende Kilder ... udarbeidet i Maalestokken 1/ 700 000 af den sande Længde ved ... I. Sydlige Blad) - II. (Nordlige Blad).

      Christiania, Lith: af Carl Schwensen 1852. 62 x 42 og 62 x 47 cm. falset i 28. På tynt papir m. nyere (ca. 1900) orig. omsl. Lite sår i omsl. på bl. I, ellers meget pene. Trykt bare en gang, føres ikke ajour.

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        Mönster för marmormålning (Patterns of faux marbling painting). Part one (all published). Stockholm, Gustaf Chelius, 1895.

      Large folio. (39 x 54 cm). Pp. (4). With ten lithographed plates of different kinds of marbles. Text leaves with some marginal tears and some plates with a few spots in margins and some plates with tears at the outer margins but overall a very good copy. Original half cloth on grey boards, cotton ties, lightly rubbed. Title in German ("Marmormalereien") printed in black on upper cover. (We have not been able to find any other copy with German titled wrappers). First and only edition of this scarce book, the first of its kind in Sweden. Per Malmén (1852-1926) studied at the Académie Bertillion in Paris in the 1870s and became a prominent faux marbling painter. According to rumours, he conducted several marbleizing works at the Louvre but it has not been proven mainly because the artists did not sign their works at that time. This impressive manual was used at the Technical School in Stockholm where Malmén taught for many years. The plates depict several kinds of marbles titled: Vert de Mer; Jaune de Sienne; Chateau-Landon, Rance; St. Anne; Marbre de Kolmården, Granit; Portor; Bleu Fleurl, Rance and; Breche Violette. The text explains methods of creating the various stone patterns. Ref.: Fredrik Thörnqvist: "Marmoristen & Målarmästaren Per Malmén" 2011, 1895.

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        Giulio, conte sentimental improvisé par l'empereur Napoléon.

      Paris - Librairie Parisienne. H.Hubert, éditeur 1852. 72 pages au format 9 x 14,5 cm. sous magnifique reliure in-12 signée H.Prat. Plein maroquin rouge avec triple filet doré en encadrement. Dos rond à cinq nerfs avec titre, ornementations & date ( 1852 ) gravés & dorées. Tête & tranches dorées. Ornementations intérieures dorées & gravées avec double garde de papier marbré. Signet. Frottis aux coins & aux mors. Intérieur parfait. Rare édition originale en superbe état.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Norsk - lappisk Ordbog.

      Christiania 1852. Stor 8vo. IV, 892 s. Samt. slitt skinnbd. gulldekor på rygg. Lite n. på forsatsbl. (C. R. Unger).

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        The Model Architect.

      Philadelphia: Jones, 1852. First. hardcover. very good. A Series of Original Designs for Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences, etc., accompanied by Explanations, Specifications, Estimates, and Elaborate Details. Prepared Expressly for the Use of Projectors and Artisans throughout the United States. Color frontis., many tinted plates, some in color. Many black and white drawings, 2 vols., small folio, contemp. 3/4 brown calf, raised bands, gilt title on spine; (foxed, joints weak). Philadelphia: E.S. Jones, (1852).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 4. V. 1852. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Verlag F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig: "Ew. Ew. Wohlgebohren übersende ich hiemit den versprochenen Aufsatz für die Gegenwart. Ich habe zugleich Japan, Annam und Kurea [sic] aufgenommen, weil diese Staaten jetzt in den Vordergrund treten. Ich bitte mir 10 besondere Abdrücke machen zu lassen, indem ich einige nach China senden will [.]".

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        The New Testament, or: The Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and Our God, Jesus the Messiah, a Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshito Version

      Stanford and Swords, New York 1852 - Navy cloth binding rubbed at spine ends & corners; three corners slightly bumped; owner's name inked on front free endpaper; leaf edges & most original leaves foxed, else very sturdy, tight & clean. ; B&w frontis ils. of Murdock; in 20th century rebinding of navy cloth, with new endpapers; originally published, 1851. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 515 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pierre or the Ambiguities

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1852 - Original blind stamped purple cloth faded, some cloth replacement at top of spine, brown coated end papers, owner's bookplate, some light foxing, a very good sound copy. One of Melville's scarcer titles with less than 300 surviving copies.*** A book that was critically panned and sold so poorly that it hurried Melville's march towards obscurity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne.

      First edition. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1852-1853. XVI, 32; 16, 2, 33-64, (20); 65-96; 97-128; 12, 129-160, (14); 8, 161-192, (6); 193-224; 12, 225-256, (4); 8, 257-288, (6); 3-14, 289-320; 1-10, 15-16, 321-352; 16, 353-384, (6); 385-416, (4); 417-448; 449-480; 12, 481-512, (8); 12, 513-544, (6); 545-576; 577-624 pp. + a total of 35 plates and several printed advertisement slips. Publisher's printed blue wrappers with blue cloth backstrip. Publisher's printed blue wrappers are lacking from parts 1,2, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19-20, parts 3 and 7 are lacking the printed rear wrappers. All these wrappers have been substituted with plain, blue wrappers which all seem to be contemporary with and of the same colour and quality as the printed wrappers with no obvious sign of having been replaced at a later point, but rather with the impression of being a contemporary variant binding. Parts 1,3,4, 7, 14, 15, 18, 19-20 are lacking the advertisements at the front as well as the back. Part 2 lacks the "notice of removal slip", part 5 lacks the "Crochet cotton" slip, part 9 lacks the "Household Words" slip as well as pages 1-6 of the commercials at the back of the issue, part 10 lacks pages 1-2 and 15-16 of the advertisements at the front, other advertisements differ from the ones mentioned by Hatton & Cleaver. Part 11 lacks pages 11-14 of the advertisements at the front as well as all the advertisements at the back, part 12 lacks the "Crochet cotton" slip, part 13 lacks the "Grace Aguilar's Works" slip at the back, part 16 lacks the "Grace Aguilar's Works" slip at the back as well. Part 10 lacks plate 17 ("Visitors at the Shooting Gallery"), parts 19-20 lack the plates 37-40. Half-title, title and dedication leaves are bound with part 1 rather than with part 19-20 as described by Hatton & Cleaver, as are also the preface, contents and list of plates. One sheet loose (page 1 of the advertisements at the front) of part 2) and with ca 5 cm tear, covers as well as interiors generally well preserved throughout apart from a few chips and tears and some slight, occasional soiling; plates are heavily foxed throughout, though. First edition of Bleak House, issued in 20 numbers bound in 19 monthly parts, parts 19-20 published jointly as a doublenumber. This set with some of the printed covers substituted with plain, blue wrappers and quite a few other deviations from the collation in Hatton & Cleavers bibliography (p. 275-304), see specification. (Hatton & Cleaver, p. 275-304).

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        Paul et virginie. Paris. Victor Lecou. S.D. (1852).

      1 volume grand in-8° relié pleine percaline bleue de l'éditeur, décorée de fers spéciaux et dorés (plaque signée Liebherre montrant deux enfants endormis dans un hamac), dos lisse décoré, tranches dorées, 276 p. portrait de l'auteur par Girodet-Trioson et 14 gravures (8 de Bertall gravées sur bois et 6 de Corbould gravées sur acier) tirée hors-texte sur chine appliqué. Vignettes sur bois dans le texte. Des rousseurs et des petites salissures inégalement réparties, coiffe inférieure un peu abîmée, deux coins émoussés, traces de frottement éparses en coupes. La percaline étant parfaitement restaurable. Bel état pour ce premier tirage. Carteret, III - 548.

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        La città di Lamo stabilita in Terracina secondo la descrizione di Omero e due degli antichi dipinti già ritrovati sull'Esquilino i quali la rappresentano. Discorso... Segue un'Appendice nella quale si dichiara il sito della scoperta di essi dipinti e quanto vi fu rinvenuto...

      Tip. della Camera Apostolica, 1852. Cm. 32, pp. (6) 186 (2). Con 11 tavole incise in rame f.t. a doppia pagina. Legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Ex libris. Piccole gore marginali limitare alle ultime tavole, peraltro esemplare marginoso e ben conservato.

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      San Francisco: Monson, Whitton & Co., 1852. 43pp. Modern half calf and plain paper boards. Text lightly age- toned. Extensive early pencil notes (see below). Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown and his pencil notes on the front free endpaper. A very significant publication, indicating that from the earliest days the United States government would contest the validity of claims to land in California that had been granted before statehood. California came under American control during the Mexican-American War and attained statehood in 1850. One of the most vexing legal questions in the 19th-century history of the state was the status of lands that had been granted by the former Spanish and Mexican governors. These "ranchos" at times amounted to thousands of acres, and questions of their ownership were quite contentious, despite the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to respect all Mexican land titles. In 1851 the U.S. Congress created a three-person commission to consider the validity of land claims, each of which would ultimately be challenged by the U.S. government. The list of land title cases at the end of this volume, the first to have been printed, shows that 247 cases were presented to the courts in the year after the Commission was created. "This pamphlet states the first official acts of the land commissioners. The list of land claims at the end gives the names of the attorneys, on which a former owner has penciled in many instances the final action of the commissioners" - Streeter. Of the three original commissioners Harry I. Thornton was a frequent upholder of the validity of the claims against the interests of the U.S. government, and was removed from the Commission in 1853. Not in Cohen or Sabin. This copy was bought at the Streeter sale in 1968 by Warren Howell, who asked $1000 for it shortly thereafter. We are unable to locate any other copies on the market since. STREETER SALE 2725 (this copy). COWAN, p.374. GREENWOOD 364.

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        Histoire de la vie politique et priv

      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. Dufour et Mulat Paris 1852 Grd. in-8 (17x27cm) 320pp. et 311pp. 2 volumes reli

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        Autograph document signed. Zürich, 30. X. 1852.

      1852. Oblong small 8vo. 1 p. Red crayon note in a different hand at head. Advertisement for a music magazine in which Wagner requests conductors who desire to perform the ouverture of "Tannhäuser" to approach him for several remarks he wishes to make in this respect.

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        Le tournoi études de chevaux & de costumes [...]. Cahier [...]. Paris, Berlin, London & New York, Goupil & Co., [1852-1854].

      1852. 6 large beautifully hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper (48 x 62.5 cm) by J. B. Zwecker after drawings by Jean Victor Vincen Adam and printed by Lemercier, numbered 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Stored loosely in original publisher's printed wrappers, with a lithographed illustration showing the start of a tournament. 6 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed illustrations of mounted horses with their riders in traditional costumes, participating in tournaments in different settings. A separate instalment from an extremely rare print series by the French draughtsman Jean Victor Vincent Adam (1801-67), known for his illustrations of horses. No other copies of other issues or of the entire series of 24 plates could be located; only a few mentions in literature. - With the embossed publisher's stamp on each of the plates, a tear in the margins of a single plate, and the wrappers showing tears in the fold, otherwise in very good condition. Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, vol. 1, p. 64 (instalment of 6 irregularly numbered plates). Mennessier de la Lance I, 6 (note, no number of plates specified). Meyer, Allg. Künstler-Lexikon I, p. 75, no. 64 (whole suite of 24 plates). Not in Bridson & White; Colas; Hiler; de Jager (forthcoming); KVK/WorldCat; Nissen, ZBI; Podeschi.

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        The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852, 1852. First edition. Clark A19.1.a; BAL 7607. Slight wear to the edges; fine, bright copy, enclosed in a cloth slipcase.. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Publisher's catalogue dated January, 1852, tipped in between the front endpapers. Fifteen stories, including the first book appearances of "Ethan Brand" and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux.".

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        L'imagier de Harlem ou la découverte de l'imprimerie

      - Lib. théâtrale, Paris 1852, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition. Una piccola macchia sul coperchio anteriore, piccoli strappi marginali e lacune luce restuck angolari riempito i piatti, piacevole stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Une petite tache sur le premier plat, petites déchirures marginales recollées et légers manques angulaires comblés sur les plats, agréable état intérieur.

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        G. Osbaldeston Esqr. extraordinary match of 200 miles against time

      London: B. Moss, 1852. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by James Pollard. A fine quality image, engraved by James Pollard from his own drawing.Re-issue of a plate first published by T. Helme in 1831 and depicting the famous sportsman George Osbaldeston (1787-1866), "at the Newmarket Houghton meeting [of 1831, where] he performed an extraordinary feat. He undertook to ride two hundred miles in ten consecutive hours for a bet of a thousand guineas, the number and choice of horses being unlimited. He divided the distance to be covered into heats of four miles each, changing his horse at the conclusion of each heat, and he accomplished his task one hour and eighteen minutes within the time specified, having ridden, allowing for stoppages, at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour." ( DNB ).James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day... [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146)Lane British Racing Prints p.149; cf. Selway James Pollard 1792-1867 p.45 (1831 issue); Siltzer p.220.

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