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        "6 Bagatellen". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U. Berlin, "Juny July [18]51".

      1852. Titel, 8 SS. Lose gefalt. Bögen. Qu.-Folio. "6 Bagatellen für Piano-Forte" (opus 4) des Berliner Musikpädagogen. Bleistift- und z. T. Buntstiftüberarbeitungen; oberhalb der "No. 1" signiert. Die Noten dieses Frühwerks erschienen 1852 bei Senff in Leipzig. - Der junge Bargiel, Halbbruder Clara Schumanns, war Soloaltist im Berliner Domchor gewesen; nach Beedigung seiner Studien am Leipziger Konservatorium (u. a. bei Moscheles) "kehrte er nach Berlin zurück, wirkte hier zunächst als Privatlehrer und begründete seinen Ruf als Komponist" (MGG I, 1268).

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        Second Anglo-Burmese War - Commodore Lambert's Catalyst Action Against the King and Court of Ava

      Port of Rangoon (Yangon), 12 January 1852. Manuscript signed letter by American missionary Eugenio Kincaid, describing the event that started the Second Anglo-Burmese War, as it unfolded. 8vo. 4 pages. Double leaf measuring approximately 19,5 x 12,5 cm. Amidst the thick of it, Kincaid provides a vivid au-courant description of a fateful conflict where pride superseded reason, of an aloof and deceptive dynastic Burmese king and his menacing officers, of Commodore Lambert's wanton naval confrontation which ultimately led to the Second Anglo-Burmese War, and finally, of the chaotic exodus of Rangoon civilians. In a letter to a colleague in New York, some ten weeks prior to the Second Anglo-Burmese War (5 April 1852 - 20 January 1853), Kincaid's account was penned whilst seeking refuge onboard the HMS Duchess of Argyle, a British merchant ship, anchored at the mouth of the Rangoon River and at the time being used by his and others' families when the King of Ava, Pagan Min (1846-1852), threatened to destroy the city altogether. The King of Ava, Pagan Min (1846-1852) who had made claims of extortion against British merchants, and Commodore George Lambert (1796-1869), who effected a retaliatory port blockade at Rangoon, were the parties directly at odds in this confrontation, with Lord Dalhousie playing a significant role from India. The incident described herein is that which in fact caused the war to erupt. The letter also mentions Dr. John Dawson, a physician and missionary who was connected to Kincaid, together having been sent in 1850 by the American Baptist Missionary Union "to commence a mission at Ava or some other leading place in the Kingdom of Burmah." They landed at Maulmain [Mawlamyine] early in 1851, and in March had settled temporarily at Rangoon, waiting for an opportunity to go to Ava. They were initially under close monitoring of the Burmese governor who forbade them to distribute books or visit with the locals, going as far as torturing or imprisoning those who tried to associate with the Americans. In May however, favour seemed to come their way when they were granted rights by the king. A medical dispensary was soon opened among other good works. The mission would soon be interrupted by the war however. Kincaid writes here that he and Dawson saved the ladies (their wives) and children who were living at the missionary house in Rangoon, then returned to secure some of their personal effects, and were fortunate to reach safety themselves, in the dramatic incident of January 1852 in the city of Rangoon. The recipient of the letter is Stephen William Taylor, a president and philosophy professor of a New York university, which Kincaid helped raised funds for only a few years prior. Excerpts from the letter: "12 January 1852... we are reffugees from Rangoon... all the hostile attitude of Burmah..." "Commodore Lambert with a Frigate & 2 armed steamers, came into Rangoon, bringing a letter from the Gov. Genl. of India, for the King of Ava... also with one for the King's Ministers - the substance of the letters were the outrages committed on British subjects in Rangoon & demanding the immediate removal of the Gov. on the basis of an amicable adjustment of all difficulties." "35 days... on the 1st of Jan. [1852].. one day before the time was up - the answers came - the Commodore thought them satisfactory & he despatched a steamer at once to Calcutta to convey the joyful intelligence to the Gov. Genl of India." "Our families had lived on board the Duchess of Argylle a large English merchant ship since the 5th of Dec. as the Gov. had repeatedly threatened to burn the city & to let loose some 2000 soldiers..." "We had put all our books, papers & most valuable clothing in boxes & taken them to a fire proof building - also 250 dollars worth of philosophical apparatus & all Dr. Dawson's surgical instruments..." "The letters from King & Court of Ava were so favorable to an amicable adjustment that all alarm subsided & on the 2nd of Jan. our families returned on shore, the old Gov deposed and ordered up to Ava. So it was given out, & the Deputy Governors rode through the city on elephants, assuring all the foreigners..." "All however were not satisfied, as they knew the character & policy of the court of Ava " "On the 3rd the Royal Commissioner or Viceroy made his public entry into the City with great pomp - and the same day issued a hostile order... forbidding all intercourse between the shore & the shipping - about 30 or 35 ships were there taking in cargo." "On the 6th Com. Lambert sent a deputation of 4 officers with Edwards as interpreter with a letter to the Viceroy - the officers were not allowed to enter..." "The Com. had remained some 40 days waiting the arrival of this Commissioner & now he had been grossly insulted - Between 3 & 4 PM a message came from the Flagship calling British merchants & others claiming British protection to come on board.... 2 hours to leave the city... omens of evil thickened every moment." "All the ships in Port were getting up their anchors. Dr. Dawson and I hastened back to our house, through streets already crowded with Moguls, Musselmen, Armenians, Hindoos, & a few English, all hurrying to take reffuge on board the ships. " "Armed Burmans were rushing here & there & Burman officers riding about by turns & threatening & persuading..." "When we reached our house the table was set for dinner & the dinner just coming on - so we left it... ladies and children... we set off to get them away - the streets were crowded... they had to pass through a large body of armed men - they reached a wharf in safety - the Steamer Proserpine had run close to the wharf & the Court had sent 8 or 10 man-of-war full of armed seamen, & the Frigates launched to convey off the Ladies, & children..." "Dr. D. & I returned... to get a few clothes... night... hurried away, leaving the main street & passed through narrow lanes to avoid the rushing crowds... How many hundreds in the morning looked upon their own houses, full of property... lost." "Some 6 or 7 hundred foreigners fled - about 70 have been seized & are now in Burma prisons..." "On the 10th a fearful battle was fought - the Burmans fired upon the Frigate & Steamers from 2 stockades - the war ships then oppened their fire with terrible effect - in 2 hours the works were destroyed and Burmans (5 or 6 thousand) had fled." "... In great haste - Yours affectionately, Eugenio Kincaid." End Excerpts. Eugenio Kincaid (1797-1883) - the author of the above described letter - was an American Baptist missionary who worked for twenty-seven years in Burma (Myanmar), on two separate missions. During his second expedition, the Second Burma War took place. Eugenio Kincaid had arrived in Moulmein in the early part of 1851 and proceeded to Rangoon. The mission work was interrupted by the arrival of a British frigate and four armed steamers. They demanded redress of grievances on behalf of the East India Company. Barbara Kincaid took refuge on a British merchant ship as she was a British subject and Eugenio Kincaid was asked, because of his knowledge of Burmese, to accompany the British delegation to the provincial governor. Against Rev Kincaid strong objection, the leader of the British delegation insisted on riding their horses into the governor's compound, which was considered an insult according to Burmese custom. The governor refused to meet the delegation. British ships blockaded the port and the Second Anglo-Burmese War had begun. By the end of 1852, the whole of Lower Burma was in British hands. Stephen William Taylor (1791-1856) - the recipient of the letter - was the second president 1851-1855 of Madison University (now Colgate University) in Hamilton, New York, and also professor of Natural and Moral Philosophy there. Together with Dr. William Shadrach, Dr. Eugenio Kincaid, raised $1000,000 throughout the State of New York by July 1849, for the construction of the college and dormitories, which was completed in 1851. Dr John Dawson was a medical missionary in British Burma, eventually leaving his missionary work to become proprietor and editor of the "Rangoon Times" for four years before retiring in America in 1873 with his wife and children. Admiral Sir George Robert Lambert GCB (1796-1869) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore. In 1852, in HMS Fox, he was dispatched to Burma to deal with some infringements of the Treaty of Yandabo. Lambert, described by Lord Dalhousie, Governor-General of India, in a private letter as the "combustible commodore", eventually provoked a naval confrontation in questionable circumstances by blockading the port of Rangoon and thus started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which ended in the British annexing the province of Pegu and renaming it Lower Burma. Pagan Min (1811-1880) was the ninth king of the Konbaung dynasty of Burma. His reign began on 17 November 1846 and ended on 18 February 1853 when he was abdicated. The Second Anglo-Burmese War broke out during the reign of Pagan Min. In 1851 the governor of Pegu, Maung Ok, charged the captains of two British merchant ships with murder, embezzlement, and evasion of custom duties. He fined them 500 rupees before being allowed to return to Kolkata. After receiving their complaints, Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general of British India, sent Commodore George Lambert to the king requesting a compensation of £920 and the dismissal of Maung Ok. Pagan complied by replacing Maung Ok. But on 6 January 1852, when the new governor declined to meet with a British delegation because Lambert had seized the Burmese Royal ship, all British subjects were evacuated and the coast of Rangoon was blockaded. Within days, British warships were bombarding Yangon. On 7 February, Pagan wrote Dalhousie to protest against the acts of aggression. On 13 February, Dalhousie sent an ultimatum to the king, demanding an equivalent of £100,000 as compensation for "having had to prepare for war", to be paid by 1 April. The ultimatum expired with no reply, and a few days later, British troops invaded the Burmese territory. Britain annexed the province of Pegu in December.

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        [Autograph Letter, Signed with Initials]

      The Grange, Alresford, Hamps, 1852. Three pages on folded small octavo lettersheet. In ink. Blank lower 40% of lower leaf cut away, just touching the initials, a few original ink smudges, otherwise very good. Addressed to "Dear Sir," but in all probability to his publishers Chapman & Hall: "A certain Mr. Lenthall, a descendant of the old Cromwellian speaker so-called, has discovered that in many of the Cromwell letters which I copied from Carey's book there are frequent errors...." He notes that Lenthall has offered to compare the texts with the originals at no cost, and advises the wisdom of taking him up on that offer. Toward that end, Carlyle instructs the recipient to send to Lenthall a copy of the 1846 SUPPLEMENT, and provides details for accomplishing that end.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin Life Among the Lowly

      Here are Vols I and II of the first editions of Stowe's epic novel regarding slavery's cruelty, and helped occasion The Civil War. True First Editions are scarce because they are so integral to American History everyone wants to own the first published copies! Also scarce because the binding wears such that copies are scarce. The book can be purchased cheaply but the first copies printed are scarce and very expensive. This First copy was found but covers so badly worn, we chose to replace them with leather, so the covers are very new, but these two volumes inside are: 40 and 50 thousandth printings of the Firrst Edition (from the title page), which also shows the date: 1852. See our images. They are not strickly mates, but since Stowe never altered the writing in any way, they will serve as mates and qualify as genuine FIRST EDITION copies. Pages are quite soiled but readable. Book contains original 8 illustrations by Baker Smith, counting the two frontispiece, which you can view in images provided. You may return any book for full rfund.

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        Malerische Ansichten von Süd- u. Nord-Tirol. Nach der Natur gezeichnet von F. Würthle, in Stahl gestochen von denselben u. Andern, nebst erklärendem Texte; begonnen von J. Lentner u. fortgesetzt von Dr. Ludwig Strub u. Georg Mayr

      Baldi, (1852). Album di cm. 31 x 42, frontespizio in seppia interamente decorato con indice al verso seguiti da 40 tavole incise in acciaio (ciascuna accompagnata da velina protettiva e da una carta di testo esplicativo). Legatura originale in mezza pelle e percallina marron con fregi e titoli in oro al dorso. Solo qualche fioritura marginale, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre album di vedute raffiguranti paesaggi del Tirolo. Tra le vedute: Riva, Torbole, Rovereto, Trento (2), Vipiteno, Bressanone, Bolzano, Merano, ecc.

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        "Die Tapferkeit des Genies". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit Namenszug ("M. M. von Weber"). O. O. u. D.

      1852. 2 SS. auf Faltbogen. Folio. Beginn des Manuskripts zu Webers Erzählung "Die Tapferkeit des Genies" über den Eisenbahnpionier George Stephenson: "Mit Recht messen die Engländer nur demjenigen die vollen Ehren eines Erfinders zu, der einen fruchtbringenden Gedanken nicht allein empfing, sondern ihn auch verkörperte, nutzbar in das Leben führte. Mehr aber als Erfinder, zum Schöpfer einer neuen Kulturepoche wird der, aus dessen Hirn und Hand eine große Erfindung vollendet, als brauchbares Werkzeug der Civilisation hervorging [...]". - Der wenige Monate nach der Uraufführung des "Freischütz" geborene (und nach dem Titelhelden benannte) Sohn des Komponisten Carl Maria von Weber wirkte während seines Studiums als Konstrukteur in der Borsig'schen Lokomotivfabrik, wurde später Lokomotivführer und übernahm anschließend die Leitung verschiedener Eisenbahngesellschaften. 1852 trat er in den Sächsischen Staatsdienst ein, 1870-78 war er als Hofrat in Wien tätig, bevor er ins preußische Handelsministerium berufen wurde. Seine im technischen Milieu angesidelten Novellen waren beim zeitgenössischen Publikum auch wegen seines gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Engagements sehr beliebt. - Auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        ORGANIZATION, ACTS AND REGULATIONS OF THE U.S. LAND COMMISSIONERS FOR CALIFORNIA; WITH THE OPINIONS OF COMMISSIONERS HALL AND WILSON ON THE REGULATION TO ALLOW ADVERSE CLAIMANTS TO INTERVENE IN THE ORIGINAL CASES; AND COMMISSIONER THORNTON'S DISSENTING FROM THAT REGULATION. ALSO A LIST OF LAND TITLES PRESENTED TO DATE

      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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        Excellent Content on Gibson's Then Current Six Sculpture Projects

      Rome, 1 April 1852. Manuscript signed letter by celebrated Welsh sculptor John Gibson, in which he discusses the progress of his sculpture of England's former Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Queen Victoria in the House of Parliament, Phaeton with his chariot, and other notable sculptures of the same period. 8vo. Double leaf measuring approximately 21 x 27 cm, with integral address, postmarked in Rome. Excellent content, easily legible, with rare original signature. John Gibson RA (1790-1866) was a Welsh Neoclassical sculptor who studied in Rome under Canova. Highly respected for his refined work in monumental and portrait statuary, many of his marbles and casts are currently on display at the Royal Academy. His most prized and exquisite pieces are preserved in the National Museum Wales, Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, etc. In this letter, John Gibson mentions no less than six of his then current sculpting projects, three of which are among his most important works, two of which have personal affiliations, and one which is mentioned rather ambiguously. Gibson addresses a female nurse or care-giver whom he had met at a hospital in Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany, where he went for rest and reprieve with the aid of the healing thermal baths. Gibson begins by describing his brother's funerary monument, which he had just finished sculpting. His brother Benjamin Gibson (1811-1851) had lived with him in Rome and in Bagni di Lucca for fourteen years. Benjamin was a sculptor and antiquary, a classical scholar of some repute having contributed several monographs to English antiquarian publications. He was buried at the Anglican Cemetery, Bagni di Lucca, Italy. The three most significant statues mentioned are: 1) Now situated in the north transept of Westminster Abbey, a larger than life-size white marble statue to former Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. 2) Queen Victoria Supported by Justice and Clemency in the Houses of Parliament, his finest work in those representing postures of dignity and repose, currently held at the Palace of Westminster, Prince's Chamber. 3) Made for the collection of Lord Fitzwilliam at Wentworth Woodhouse, a magnificent bas-relief of Phaeton driving to the right in his chariot harnessed with four horses. [Earl Charles William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (1786-1857), 5th Earl Fitzwilliam] According to this correspondence, in the summer of 1852 he worked on a piece for Mrs. Eliza Emily Huskisson. Further research is warranted to ascertain which sculpture he is referring to. Previously, she had commissioned Gibson on two separate occasions to make statues of her late husband, statesman, MP and financier, William Huskisson. The first one, following his death in 1830, was completed in 1833. She commissioned Gibson for a second marble statue in his honour, to be made for the Customs House. It was instead placed at the Royal Exchange, London, and is now in Pimlico Gardens. Excerpts from the letter: "After my return to Rome to soon began the large model for the statue of Sir R. Peel which has been finished 2 weeks ago & numbers of our people came to see it, also came Mr. Lawrence Peel [MP and politician] & his wife Lady Jane. Both of them were very much pleased...shortly it will be going on in marble." "I have also finished my model of a basso relievo representing Phaeton driving the chariot of the sun, the horses are getting very wild & he beginning to fear. This work is for Lord Fitzwilliam..." "I have also finished a bust in marble of his daughter Lady Alberta" [Albreda Elizabeth Wentworth Fitzwilliam 1829-1891]. "Rome has been very crowded... the place is kept very quiet by the French Army. The good conduct of the French troops is admired by people of all nations who come here." "Mrs [Eliza Emily] Huskisson has decided my fate for the summer..." [widow of William Huskisson (1770-1830) British statesman, MP and financier] "... in the beginning of October next when I shall begin the large model of the Queen's statue for the New Parliament House."

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        Jérusalem et la Terre-Sainte. Notes de voyage, recueillie et mises en ordre par M. l'Abbé G. D

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, [1852]. fort in-8 de VII, (1), 399, (1) pages et 24 planches et 2 cartes cartonnage de l'éditeur signé Lenègre et gravé par Liebherbe, percaline bleue entièrement couverte de fers spéciaux dorés et polychromes sur le premier plat et le dos, motif doré sur le plat inférieur, tranches dorées [1852], [1852], , fort in-8 de VII, (1), 399, (1) pages et 24 planches et 2 cartes, cartonnage de l'éditeur signé Lenègre et gravé par Liebherbe, percaline bleue entièrement couverte de fers spéciaux dorés et polychromes sur le premier plat et le dos, motif doré sur le plat inférieur, tranches dorées, Première édition. Carte de la Palestine, plan de Jérusalem, vignette de titre gravée sur bois d'après Marville et 24 vues hors texte dessinées et gravées sur métal par les frères Adolphe et Emile Rouargue. Rousseurs

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        Letter signed. Potsdam, 14/26 May 1852.

      1852. 4to. 1 p. With sealed envelope (small tear; seal damaged). Written during a stay at the Prussian court of his brother-in-law, King Frederick William IV, to Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, thanking him for the gracious reception of his sons in Naples: "[...] Il m'a été bien doux de voir que Vous avez daigné [...] reporter ainsi sur eux les sentimens, dont l'Im- pératrice et moi nous avons recueilli tant de preuves à l'époque où Vous nous avez accordé à nous mêmes, dans Vos Etats, une hospitalité si cordiale, dont le souvenir nous sera toujours infiniment cher [...]".

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        Recueil de thèse de médecine (ayant appartenu à Pierre Foissac)

      1852 - Grand in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l époque, dos lisse orné, titre gravé. Exemplaire de Pierre Foissac avec son monogramme en queue. De nombreuses thèses lui dont dédicacées. On trouve reliés à la suite : AMBROISE TARDIEU : Voiries et cimetières (thèse d'agrégation), J.-B. Baillière, 271 pages. FRANCOIS-AMILCAR ARAN : Thèse sur cette question des morts subites (thèse d'agrégation), Faculté de Médecine de Paris, 1853, 82 pages. Très rare thèse de l un des plus grands neurologues de la première moitié du XIX° siècle. M. HERARD : De l influence des maladies aigues fébriles sur les règles et réciproquement (Paris, Imprimerie Martinet, 1852), 60 pages. Bel envoi de Hérard à Foissac. Tiré à part extrait des Actes de la Société Médicale des Hôpitaux de Paris. A.-N GENDRIN : De l influence des ages sur les maladies (thèse d'agrégation), Germer Baillière, 1840, 108 pages. A. P. REQUIN : De la spécificité dans les maladies (thèse thèse d'agrégation), Germer Baillière, 1851, 72 pages. Très bel exemplaire sans rousseurs, les coupes sont frottées et les coins du premier plat fortement émoussés [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier, revues sur l'édition in-4° de l'imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens, 12 vol.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, (1852/54) ; In-8 Jésus, Relié demi-cuir.nouvelle édition, xxxvi, 7740 pp., 156 gravures sur acier aquarellées et gommées sur 160 , la plupart par Adam, demi-chagrin vert, dos à 4 faux-nerfs ornés de filets à froid, plats frippés sur le vol.3, traces de mouillures sur pages de titre et faux-titre sur vol. 3 et 7, papier bruni sur quelques vol., mais dans l'ensemble un bel exemplaire de ce classique ! Très bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos impeccable, Rousseurs.

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        THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE EAST. ADVENTURES, DISCOVERIES, EXPERIMENTS

      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 Punjab...at a period when these countries were little known to Europeans." (Walleriana 19768). Quite scarce.

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. v. Eichendorff"). Berlin, 16. IX. 1852.

      1852. Large 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To the German translator and poet Adolf Böttger (1815-1870), who had sent him his recently published poem "Düstere Sterne". Eichendorff is acknowledging Böttger's "rich, poetic talent", but refuses to participate in a lyrical anthology, for he has no suitable poem by hand, and is actually not in the mood to write a fine ballad. - Adolf Böttger was one of the most reputable translators from English to German in the 19th century; his major project was the translation of the complete works of Byron. - Not mentioned in Koch; presumably unpublished. - Edges slightly frayed, and small clipped section on fol. 2 (not touching text).

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        Autograph letter signed. London, 3. VIII. [1852].

      1852. 8vo. 1 p. Bifolium with integral address panel. To "Monsieur Tarride libraire" on the publication of his "Napoléon le Petit", which Hugo had written after leaving France and going into exile in Brussels. Afterwards moving to London, Hugo wrote the present letter to his publisher, who was up to release the book illegally on August 7: "[...] je m'empresse de vous informer que vous pouvez en toute sûreté mettre sur la couverture le nom de M. Jeffs comme éditeur".

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        LA SANTA BIBLIA TRADUCIDA AL ESPAÑOL DE LA VULGATA LATINA, Y ANOTADA CONFORME AL SENTIDO DE LOS SANTOS PADRES Y EXPOSITORES CATOLICOS POR EL ILMO. SR. D. FELIPE SCIO DE SAN MIGUEL. ANTIGUO Y NUEVO TESTAMENTO. (6 VOLUMENES)

      1852. Libreria Religiosa - Riera. Barcelona. 1852- 1854 6 vols. con 700 p. cada uno aprox. 4º mayor (28 cm) Enc. plena piel con gofrado y dorados en lomo. Incluye grabados, mapas, desplegables, etc. OBRA COMPLETA. TEXTO A DOS COLUMNAS. EDICION BILINGUE LATIN-CASTELLANO. N1 (Ref.27886) latin religion teologia biblia espiritualidad

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        Autograph letter signed. London "28, Deanstreet, Soho", 19. VIII. 1852.

      1852. 8vo. 1 p. To the publisher Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig, offering articles for his journal "Die Gegenwart". "Your Excellency, I hereby inquire whether you [...] are in need of an article concerning 'the modern national economical literature in England, 1830-1852'. To my knowledge, no similar work, not in German nor in English, has so far been published. It would include 1) general works on political economy, 2) specialized writings published at the time, in so far as they treat epochal controversies, such as population, the German colonies, banking issues, protective duties and free trade, etc. [...]. Another work, very topical at this moment, is 'The present state of the parties' - those which will face one another in the next parliament [...]". - Note on letterhead (27 August). In his letter to Engels of 8 September 1852, Marx describes his desperate situation: he is unable to call a doctor for his wife and daughter "because I have no money for medicine [...] I have been trying everything, all in vain. [...] I applied to Brockhaus and I am offering him an article for the 'Gegenwart' with harmless content. He turned me down by a very kind letter [...]" (MEW 28, 58). Marx/Engels Werke vol. 28, no. 29.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz

      - dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. In Stahl gestochen von J.Lange und Andren, Johann Kolb. Text J. W. Appell. 1.Abtheilung:von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz. 216 Seiten Text gr.8. m. 82 Stahlstichen, incl. Titel. Gestochener Titel ist datiert 1852 (Dom zu Chur) Stahlstiche, kräftige Abzüge u.a von Basel, Strassburg,Überlingen, Heidelberg,Manheim,Insel Meinau, Freiburg. Einband leicht beschabt,1 Gelenk brüchig. Bild des Titels. Lange. Darmstadt. 1853. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Halbleder der Zeit der Entstehung/Hardcover. teils stark stockfleckig und am Rande wasserfleckig. Sprache: deutsch/german. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, PA: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. First edition. Hardcover. 487pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown cloth with decorative blind stamped boards and gilt stamped titles. Very good. The spine and top quarter of the front cover are heavily sun faded. There are numerous small dark stains on the spine. There are small losses from the spine ends. The largest loss is from the head of the spine, and measures 1/4 inch deep by 2 inches wide. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a bookseller's small stamp on the front pastedown. The endsheets and flyleaves are slightly foxed. There is sporadic foxing throughout the pages and plates. The text block is subtly cracked a few times near the center. All plates are present. Map volume present. A complete set of Stansbury?s Report and the accompanying maps. This is one of the great US Government exploration reports of the American West, and a must for any serious collector of exploration or Western Americana. "Stansbury?s Report along with Gunnison's book, The Mormons, provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin." - Brigham D. Madsen. Flake/Draper 8359. Howes S894. Wagner/Camp 219:1. Scallawagiana 45. Wheat 764, 765. Fales/Flake 53. Auerbach 1255. Graff 3947.

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        HISTOIRE DU COMTE DE FOIX DEPUIS LES TEMPS ANCIENS JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. AVEC NOTES, CHARTES, TITRES, DOCUMENTS, PIECES JUSTIFICATIVES, PLANS, CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, ETC. RENFERMANT DES DETAILS COMPLETS SUR L'ANCIEN VICOMTE DU COUSERANS, LE PAYS DE CASTELBOU, LA VALLEE D'ANDORRE ET LES VALLEES DU HAUT PAYS, LE MIREPOIX, LE LEZATAIS, LES GUERRES DE RELIGION, LES PROGRES DE L'INDUSTRIE, ETC., ETC. PAR H. CASTILLON (D'ASPET), AUTEUR DE DIVERS OUVRAGES HISTORIQUES SUR LES PYRENEES.

      TOULOUSE. J.-B. CAZAUX, IMPRIMEUR-EDITEUR. PARIS. GARNIER, FRERES. PAMIERS. F. FUZERE, LIBRAIRE.1852.2 VOLUMES IN-8 (15 X 22,5 X 6,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 498 ET 495 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU BRUN, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN DECOR ROMANTIQUE DORE, TITRE DORE. ILLUSTRE DANS LE TOME SECOND DE 6 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE, LITHOGRAPHIES D'HECTOR LABOUCHE A TOULOUSE. EDITION ORIGINALE. (SAFFROY. II. 22419). PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE

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        COLLEZIONE STORICA DI TUTTI GLI ATTI, DOCUMENTI, DIBATTIMENTI, DIFESE E SENTENZA DELLA CELEBRE CAUSA DI LESA MAESTÀ CONTRO F. D. GUERRAZZI, GIUS. MONTANELLI, GIUS. MAZZONI E LORO CONSORTI compilata sotto la direzione di Avvocati toscani

      Mariano Cecchi, 1852 - 1854. Dieci sezioni in sei volumi in 8° grande, elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi ornati in oro, sguardie, frontespizi, 459, 95, 888, 123, VIII, 313, 250, 407, 343, 348, 339 pp., carta di errada ad un volume, 9 tavole ft. con ritratti litografici. Resoconto assolutamente esaustivo del processo per lesa maestà subito da un manipolo di patrioti toscani fra cui giganteggiano il Montanelli ed il Guerrazzi. Di eccezionale valore documentaristico e storico, è altresì d'interesse giuridico per lo studioso. Raro a reperirsi sul mercato antiquario, è qui presentato in più che bello stato, poche ed insignificanti mende d'uso. Importante.

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland Illustrated by Robert William Billings In Four Volumes

      Edinburgh William Paterson 1852 1st edition. 4 vols. Large Hardbacks. Approx 11.5 x 9 inches. In full dark green morocco leather bindings; raised banding, gilt lettering and gilt decorations to spines, board edges, inners, and all pages edges. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners bumped. Some rubbing to edges and corners. Nicks to ends of spines and corners. Some minor marks to boards. Spines darkened. Some slight darkening to endpapers and page edges. One or two small spots else pages very clean and tight throughout. Decorative title pages. 240 full-page engraved plates total; 60 per vol. (With tissue guards.) Pages are numbered per-section and not per volume.

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        LA CHARITE

      EAU FORTE DE JEAN FRANCOIS MILLET par Fabien Henri ALASONIERE (1852 - ?) EAU FORTE Signée Alasonière Sc. 1890 DIMENSIONS : Planche avec marges 49 par 64.5 & Gravure sans marge : 44.5 par 37.5 JOINTS TROIS TIRAGES AVANT LA LETTRE représentant les différents passage d'épreuves. Le premier tirage a des marges réduites. Il s'agit de la seule interprétation connue de cette oeuvre de cette taille sensiblement identique à la dimension de l'original. RARE ENSEMBLE DE 4 TIRAGES DE L'ARTISTE DONT L'EPREUVE DEFINITIVE. La peinture originale "LA CHARITE" a été acquise en 2001 par le Musée de Cherbourg Octeville après "une éclipse d'un Siècle". Elle appartient au grand corpus des scènes de la vie paysanne et avait été commandée en 1858 par le marchand de tableau parisien Paul Tesse. LA CHARITE - Jean-François Millet huile sur bois, 1858-1859 40 x 45 cm

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        Das Königreich Hannover in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl

      - gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. G.G.Lange Vlg. Darmstadt. 1852, nur 2.Bd. 161-495 S. gr.8. m. 57 Stahlstichen(Münden, Osnabrück, Clausthal, Bergstadt Zellerfeld, Ruine Scharzfeld, Goslar, Leer, Stadt Norden, Insel Norderney, Hannover, u.a.) meist stockfleckig und 1Titelblatt mit dem Dom zu Verden. und angebunden Appel, Frankfurt a.M. 16. S. mit 3 Stichen von Frankfurt. Hld.d.Zt.ornamental und reiche Rü.-Vergoldung.-2)Sehr schöner Einb.-Rücken(nur II.Band)Bild eines Stahlstiches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TABLEAU DE PARIS, 2 TOMES

      Paulin et Le Chevalier, Paris. 1852-1853. In-Folio Carré. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais. 388 pages pour le tome I et 396 page pour le tome II. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Tranche dorée. Mors fendus. 1er plat du tome II se détachant. Ouvrage illustré de 1500 gravures d'après les dessins de Phar. Blanchard, Cham, Champin, Eug. Forest, Français, Gavarni, Pauquet, Valentin, etc. Les Champs-Elysées. Les Boulevards. Le Carnaval. Les Théâtres. Les Halles et marchés. Le long de la Seine. Les peintres, les Ateliers et les Modèles. Les Grisettes et les Lorettes. Le Luxembourg. Les églises de Paris. Le Palais-Royal. Les cimetières et catacombes...

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        Tableau de Paris. 2 volumes.

      Ouvrage illustré de quinze cents gravures d'après les dessins de Blanchard (Phar.), Cham, Champin, Forest (Eug.), Français, Gavarni, Gérard-Séguin, J.J. Grandville, Lami (Eug.), Pauquet, Renard, Roussel, Valentin, Vernet (Hor.), etc., etc.Paris, Paulin et Le Chevalier 1852-1853. Reliure demi maroquin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs caissonné et orné de fleurons dorés. Double filet doré bordant les plats. Têtes dorées. Coiffes frottées. Quelques épidermures. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-folio (39x29).

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      London - Cassell & Company, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first English authorised edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, illustrated by George Cruikshank. Having been published a number of times without authorisation in Britain, this is the first official English edition, and is notable both for that and its illustrations. Cruikshank is one of the most significant british illustrators: during his own life he was praised as the modern Hogarth , and books that feature his illustrations are often collectible on his account. He was best known for his caricatures of contemporary English life, and was feared by many members of the establishment for his satirical flair. He is considered today to have been racist in his attitude towards and portrayal of foreigners, particularly African-Americans. His illustrations for the anti-abolitionist 'New Union Club' are particularly striking in this regard. That he provided the illustrations for this work is therefore interesting; it was seen as a clarion call to the abolishment of slavery, and is credited evenwith laying the groundwork for the Americancivil war. The crude racial stereotypes certainly appear to have been at leastameliorated for it. From the library of John Lewis, FSIA. Lewis was a tutor in typography at the Royal College of Art. He was also the founder of the Lion & Unicorn Press. The enterprise aimed to capture the sentiment of Richard Guyatt's inaugural lecture delivered at the Royal Society of Arts in 1950. Condition: In half morocco with gilt detailing and titles to the spine. Externally smart, with some rubbing to the extremities and around the head and tail of the spine. The spine is very slightly faded. Overall a nice patina has been retained. With a personal bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally the blanks are a little foxed, and the frontispiece has slightly offset. Otherwise, however, remarkably clean and bright, and firmly bound. Some slight cockling, however. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Dodd's Curiosities of Industry.

      1852 - First collected edition. 8vo ( 15 x 23 cm),pp. [4], 24,24.24,24,24,24,24,24,24, 24,24,24, advertisement at end, later ink and pencil notes to preliminary pages, publisher's brown cloth, some fading and marking, extremities rubbed, overall a very good copy. "George Dodd (1808- 1881) was a journeyman author employed in supplying Victorian publications with the type of factual article for which there was a vast demand. During nearly half a century he was known as an industrious and painstaking writer. An aptitude for presenting statistics in an attractive form made him a useful assistant to the publisher Charles Knight. He wrote numerous articles on industrial art in the Penny Cyclopaedia, the English Cyclopaedia, and supplements. He edited and wrote much of the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations (1851). He contributed to the Penny Magazine, to London, to The Land we Live in, and to several other of Knight's serial publications". (ODNB) This work is the first ediion which contains twelve articles on various industries. The article on "Calculating and registering machines" contains an account of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1 and a brief notice of the Analytical Engine. Other papers describe the manufacture and/or industrial uses of glass, wood, iron, electricity, paper, gold, textiles, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Emaux et Camées. Première édition.

      Eugène Didier, Paris, 1852, in-18 (15x9cm), faux-titre, portrait Théophile Gautier sur chine, titre, 106 pages et 1 f.n.ch. de table. Reliure plein maroquin vert de Marius Michel, couverture conservée. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons décorés d'un motif doré (une fleur) entouré d'une guirlande et d'un filet doré, pièce de titre (dos légèrement décoloré vers le brun), plats encadrés de filets dorés avec aux quatre coins un fleuron doré, tranches dorées, roulette et filet dorés à l'intérieur. Petite marque sur le plat supérieur, très petites décolorations aux coiffes le long des plats (frottements). Voir photo. Rare édition originale des 18 premiers poèmes. Le portrait de Théophile Gautier n'est pas signalé par Vicaire pour cette édition. Sans doute ajouté à la reliure. Bel exemplaire bien relié.

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        Essai historique, philosophique et pittoresque sur les Danses des Morts.

      Rouen, Lebrument, 1852. Deux volumes in-8 avec 54 planches et de nombreuses vignettes gravées et dessinées par E.-H. Langlois, Mlle Langlois, MM. Brévière et Tudot. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Brou, facture d'achat jointe d'un libraire parisien en 1907. Quelques rousseurs. Demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs richement orné de petits fers dorés, triple filets sur les plats, têtes dorées. Deux coins émoussés. Reliure non signée mais parfaitement exécutée. Cet ouvrage, d'une exécution remarquable est l'un des plus complets en la matière. Il renferme dans le tome I, trois chapitres qui se rattachent à l'histoire de Rouen, et dans le tome II, "le sacristain de Bonport, légende fantastique". Un catalogue des éditions de la Danse des Morts par Holbein, et une bibliographie des différentes publications sur les danses macabres complètent cet ouvrage. Bel exemplaire non rogné à grandes marges (242 x 155 mm). Bel exemplaire. Frère.

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        LES FLEURS ANIMEES

      Bruxelles, A. Delavau, éditeur, 1852. 2 volumes in-4 demi-maroquin à longs grains à coins, dos à nerfs, ornés de beaux fers romantiques dorés, roulettes dorées sur les nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés (froissés), têtes dorées, (282),(272pp). Ce très grand classique est illustré de 54 MAGNIFIQUES GRAVURES HORS-TEXTE EN COULEURS. Cachet à l'encre, non rogné. Malgré quelques infimes piqûres au papier l'ensemble est en très bon état, dans une agréable reliure, et les illustrations sont superbes.

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        An English and Dakota vocabulary, by a member of the Dakota Mission. Published by the A.B.C.F.M.

      New York: printed by R. Craighead, 1852. First separate edition, edited by the author's husband, Stephen R. Riggs; 8vo, pp. 120; original brown cloth, blindstamped borders, title in gilt on upper cover; spine ends chipped, a few other small cracks, otherwise very good. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate, with a Newberry release stamp on a front flyleaf and a small Newberry bookplate on the front pastedown. Mostly in the Santee dialect of the Dakota language. The text also appeared the same year in her husband's Grammar and Dictionary of the Dakota Language. Ayer, Dakota, 125; Pilling, Siouan, p. 61; Pilling, Proof Sheets, 3295; Siebert 1054.

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        The Book of the New Moral World, Containing the Rational System of Society, Founded on Demonstrable Facts, Developing the Constitution and Laws of Human Nature and of Society. By Robert Owen. Truth, without Mystery, Mixture of Error or Fear of Man, can, alone, emancipate the Human Race from Sin and Misery. In Seven Parts.

      In the publisher's maroon cloth binding, with imitation panelling blind-embossed on both boards; upper foredge corner of the back board bumped.Spine with 'The New Moral World' and floral decoration gilt; recently re-capped.Seven parts in one.Each part has a separate title-page and is separately paginated.Part I, Part Second and Part Third have the above imprint and date.Part Fourth imprint is London: James Watson, 3 Queen's Head Passage, 1852.The imprint for Part Fifth, Part Sixth and Part Seventh is London: Published for the Society by J. Watson, 5 Paul's Alley, 1844.Leaf size 214x128mm; Part I, [v], vi-xxxii, 80; Part Second, [iii]-iv, 51, [1]; Part Third, vi, 81, [1]; Part Fourth, [3], 4-64; Part Fifth, [3], 4-80; Part Sixth, [3], 4-88; Part Seventh, [3], 4-69, [1] pages.Some light fingering and dusting.

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        Description of a skeleton of the Mastodon Giganteus of North America

      Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1852. Warren, John Collins (1778–1856). Description of a skeleton of the Mastodon giganteus of North America. viii, 219pp. Additional chromolithographed title and 27 plates (1 folding). Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1852. 299 × 246 mm. Original red cloth stamped in gilt and blind, light edgewear. Minor toning and foxing but very good. Inscribed by Warren to Nathan Appleton (1779-1861) on the front flyleaf: “Hon. Nathan Appleton. With the best regards of the Author. Dec. 9th 1852.” First edition. Mastodon fossils were first found in North America in 1739 by Baron Charles de Longueuil, a major in the army of Louisiana. The mastodon was given its own scientific classification (Mastodon) by Cuvier, who distinguished it from other elephant species on the basis of its molars, which have distinctive cone-shaped projections (the word mastodon comes from the Greek mastos, breast, and odous, tooth). Mastodons and their relatives, the mammoths, coexisted in North America during the Pleistocene era. John Collins Warren, a prominent American surgeon, is best known for his role in the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia in 1846. Towards the end of his life Warren became interested in geology and paleontology, serving as the president of the Boston Society of Natural History and procuring a mammoth skeleton for display in a private museum. Warren described the skeleton, discovered in 1845 in the vicinity of Newburgh, N.Y., in this elaborately produced book, the publication of which he undoubtedly paid for himself. It is one of the most remarkable American publications on paleontology published in the mid-nineteenth century. Warren presented this copy to Nathan Appleton, who helped introduce the power loom and large-scale cotton manufacture in the United States and also served in the House of Representatives from 1831-33.

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        OEUVRES.

      1852PARIS. DIDIER, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR. 1852-1857.22 VOLUMES IN-8 (14,5 X 22 X 70 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE UNIFORME D'EPOQUE 1/2 CHAGRIN VERT, DOS A QUATRE NERFS ORNE DE FILETS ET CHAINETTES DORES, TITRE DORE. COMPREND : - HISTOIRE DE LA CIVILISATION EN EUROPE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN JUSQU'A LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE. SIXIEME EDITION. 1856. (4) + XVIII ET 415 PAGES, AVEC UN PORTRAIT EN FRONTISPICE GRAVE SUR ACIER PAR LAUGIER D'APRES PAUL DE LAROCHE. (1 VOLUME). - HISTOIRE DE LA CIVILISATION EN FRANCE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN. SIXIEME EDITION. 1857. (4) + VII + 457, (4) + 424, (4) + 403 ET (4) + 451 PAGES. (4 VOLUMES). - ESSAIS SUR L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. NEUVIEME EDITION. 1857. (4) + VII ET 439 PAGES. (1 VOLUME). - CORNEILLE ET SON TEMPS. ETUDE LITTERAIRE. NOUVELLE EDITION. 1852. (4) + XV ET 476 PAGES. (1 VOLUME). - HISTOIRE DES ORIGINES DU GOUVERNEMENT REPRESENTATIF ET DES INSTITUTIONS POLITIQUES DE L'EUROPE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN JUSQU'AU XIV° SIECLE. NOUVELLE EDITION. 1855. (4) + VIII + 422 ET (4) + 437 PAGES. (2 VOLUMES). - ETUDES SUR LES BEAUX-ARTS EN GENERAL. 1852. (4) + IV + 416 ET (3) PAGES. (1 VOLUME EN EDITION ORIGINALE. VICAIRE. III. 1174-1175). - HISTOIRE DE WASHINGTON ET DE LA FONDATION DE LA REPUBLIQUE DES ETATS-UNIS PAR CORNELIS DE WITT, PRECEDEE D'UNE ETUDE HISTORIQUE SUR WASHINGTON PAR M. GUIZOT. 1855. (4) + III + CIV ET 491 PAGES. AVEC LES PORTRAITS DE GEORGES ET MARTHA WASHINGTON. (1 VOLUME, SANS LA CARTE NON RELIEE ICI D'ORIGINE). - SHAKSPEARE ET SON TEMPS. ETUDE LITTERAIRE. NOUVELLE EDITION. 1852. (4) + IV ET 428 PAGES. (1 VOLUME). - SIR ROBERT PEEL. ETUDE D'HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE. 1856. VIII + 532 PAGES. (1 VOLUME). - HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION D'ANGLETERRE. NOUVELLE EDITION PRECEDEE D'UN DISCOURS SUR L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION D'ANGLETERRE. 1856. (4) + XIX + 489, (4) + II + 413, (4) + 524, (4) + 654, VIII + 507 ET (4) + 439 PAGES. (6 VOLUMES). - ETUDES SUR LA REVOLUTION D'ANGLETERRE. 1855. MONCK, CHUTE DE LA REPUBLIQUE ET RETABLISSEMENT DE LA MONARCHIE EN ANGLETERRE, EN 1660. (4) + XIV + (2) + 460 PAGES, AVEC UN PORTRAIT GRAVE EN FRONTISPICE. PORTRAITS POLITIQUES DES HOMMES DES DIFFERENTS PARTIS PARLEMENTAIRES. CAVALIERS, REPUBLICAINS, NIVELEURS. NOUVELLE EDITION. (4) +III + 373 ET (1) PAGES. (2 VOLUMES). - 2 OUVRAGES EN UN VOLUME , TOUS DEUX EDITES CHEZ VICTOR MASSON, LIBRAIRE.: - DE LA DEMOCRATIE EN FRANCE. (JANVIER 1849). 1849. (4) + 157 + (1) PAGES. - POURQUOI LA REVOLUTION D'ANGLETERRE A-T-ELLE REUSSI ? DISCOURS SUR L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION D'ANGLETERRE. 1850. (4) + 183 PAGES. (1 VOLUME).TRACE D'ENFONCEMENT, SANS MANQUE, SUR UN MORS, AINSI QUE SUR UNE COUPE. UN COIN CASSE, SANS MANQUE. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS GRAVITE, SINON BEL ENSEMBLE.

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        Cyclopedia of useful arts, Mechanical and Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering

      George Virtue & Co, 1852. - George Virtue & Co., London & NY S.d. [1852-1854], 9 vol. (17,4x26,5cm), relié. - Prima edizione, raramente completo, ancora più raro, come abbiamo presentato nella sua condizione originale, in nove consegne editor di cartonnage per il collegamento in due grandi volumi. La cifra comprende due frontespizi incisi, 40 incisioni in acciaio progettato da Bartlet (vari scrittori), e centinaia di xilografie nel testo. Editor di cartone in pieno calicò rosso dorato. Smooth posteriore ornata con un grande piatto. Dd'un piatti decorati con le macchine di ferro e fabbriche; telaio freddo. Caps strofinato. Morsi sparsi a margine di incisioni e Serpentes bruciati. Gli ultimi tre volumi sono uncut. Tre volumi sono emersi alcuni notebook. Dettagli di nove volumi: Volume 1: 240 pagine; VOLUME 2: paging 241-480; VOLUME 3: impaginato 481-640 + LXXX. ; VOLUME 4: impaginato 641-816 + LXXXI a CXIiv; VOLUME 5: 817-832 fine di paging del primo volume + + CXL impaginato 1-208; VOLUME 6: numerati 206-448; VOLUME 7: impaginato 449-688; VOLUME 8: numerati 689-928; VOLUME 9: 929-1052 + tavolo prefazione di paging, Indicazioni per il legante e due frontespizi. Enciclopedia delle arti e mestieri in base alla Esposizione Universale del 1851 a Londra e Crystal Palace che ci sono due schede del primo volume, la costruzione, l'altro piano della mostra. Progettato come un dizionario, articoli lunghi sono collegati in ordine alfabetico, Abattoirs, Acquedotti fino Riscaldamento e ventilazione. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rarement complète, encore plus rare telle que nous la présentons dans son état d'origine, en 9 livraisons en cartonnage d'éditeur destinées à être reliées en deux gros volumes. L'illustration comprends deux pages de titre gravées, 40 gravures sur acier dessinées par Bartlet (divers graveurs), et des centaines de bois gravés in-texte. Cartonnages d'éditeur en pleine percaline rouge dorée. Dos lisse orné d'une grande plaque. Plats ornés dd'un grand fer avec machines et usines ; encadrement à froid. Coiffes frottées. Piqûres éparses dans les marges des gravures et serpentes roussies. Les trois derniers volumes sont non coupés. Trois volumes ont quelques cahiers ressortis. Détails des 9 volumes : VOLUME 1 : 240 pages ; VOLUME 2 : paginé 241 à 480. ; VOLUME 3 : paginé 481 à 640 + LXXX . ; VOLUME 4 : paginé 641 à 816 + LXXXI à CXIiv ; VOLUME 5 : paginé 817 à 832 end of the first volume +cxl +paginé 1 à 208 ; VOLUME 6 : paginé de 206 à 448. ; VOLUME 7 : paginé 449 à 688. ; VOLUME 8 : paginé 689 à 928. ; VOLUME 9 : paginé 929 à 1052 + préface table, Directions to the binder et 2 pages de titres.Encyclopédie des arts et métiers basée sur l'exposition universelle de 1851 à Londres et sur le Crystal Palace dont on trouve deux planches dans le premier volume, une du batiment, l'autre du plan de l'exposition. Conçu comme un dictionnaire, les longs articles s'enchaînent par ordre alphabétique, de Abattoirs, Aqueducs jusqu'à Warming and Ventilation.

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        Bulletin de la Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale. Cinquante et unième à Cinquante-sixième année.

      Paris: veuve Bouchard-Huzard, 1852-1857. 6 fort volumes petit in-4; 800 à 900 pages par volume; 197 planches gravées, souvent dépliantes (numérotées 1208 à 1278 et 1 à 123) et figures dans le texte. Reliure d'époque en demi-basane verte ou aubergine, dos lisses ornés de filets et roulettes dorées. Reliures frottées, accroc à la coiffe supérieure du dernier volume, mouillures et moisissures en tête de ce même volume, autrement ensemble en bon état général. Six années de cette remarquable publication, qui fournit un excellent panorama des inventions techniques de la période dans des domaines très divers: industries agricoles, chemins de fer, fabriques de toute nature, industries extractives, métallurgiques, textile, chimique, télégraphie, imprimerie, photographie, etc. On peut y suivre entre autres l'évolution des techniques photographiques, alors en plein développement. Les belles planches représentent: locomotives, machines et bateaux à vapeur, fabrication du caoutchouc, impression du papier peint, machines à tirer la soie des cocons, matériel de télégraphie, forage des puits artésiens, mais aussi paratonnerres, métiers à fabriquer les paillassons, etc. A noter un prix d'encouragement pour la culture indigène du pavot (un producteur en Auvergne près de Clermont-Ferrand) et la production d'opium. Fondée en 1801 sous le Consulat, la Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale est toujours active aujourd'hui.

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        Ile de Capri. Golfe de Naples

      1852. Bella raffigurazione dell'Isola di Capri mm 188x282

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE DÉVOILÉE ou PRINCIPES DE SCIENCE OCCULTE.

      1852Paris, Imprimerie de Pommeret et Moreau, 1852. Grand in-quarto (222 X 277) toile chagrinée, dos lisse orné de caissons et de larges filets à froid en place des nerfs, surlignés d'un double filet doré, lettres « D » et « M » dorées chacune dans un caisson différent, large encadrement à froid sur les plats, fermoirs dorés, tranches dorées (reliure réalisée pour l'auteur) ; (2) ff. blancs, faux-titre, portrait gravé, titre, VIII-268 pages, (2) ff. blancs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 100 EXEMPLAIRES. De tous les livres magiques ou ésotériques qui vont fleurir en France au milieu du XIXème siècle, c'est sans doute l'UN DES PLUS CÉLÈBRES, DES PLUS LUXUEUX, DES PLUS REPRÉSENTATIFS : « Le baron Du Potet est une nature exceptionnelle et particulièrement intuitive. Son livre est le plus remarquable de tous les ouvrages de pure intuition ; nous ne le croyons pas dangereux, parce que Du Potet indique des forces dont il ne précise pas l'usage. Il sait qu'on peut nuire ou faire du bien, tuer ou sauver par les procédés magnétiques, mais ces procédés, il ne les indique pas d'une manière pratique et claire, et nous l'en félicitons, car le droit de vie et de mort suppose une souveraineté divine, et nous considèrerions comme un indigne celui qui, connaissant et possédant cette souveraineté, consentirait à la vendre » (ELIPHAS LEVI). « Cet ouvrage na pas été mis dans le commerce. Le baron Du Potet le réservait à ses initiés, auxquels il le cédait au prix de 100 francs l'exemplaire, et moyennant le serment par écrit de ne le communiquer à personne et de ne point révéler les secrets qui s'y trouvent indiqués » (Stanislas de GUAITA). Exemplaire bien COMPLET du PORTRAIT du baron Du Potet gravé à l'aquatinte par Denain en 1842, qui a été ajouté à la plupart des exemplaires. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, INTACT, DE CE LIVRE FAMEUX. (Caillet, "Manuel Bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes", I, 3405 - Dorbon, "Bibliotheca Esoterica", 1387 - Eliphas Levi, "Histoire de la magie", page 492). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        LA NORMANDIE ILLUSTREE. MONUMENTS, SITES ET COSTUMES DE LA SEINE-INFERIEURE, DE L'EURE, DU CALVADOS, DE L'ORNE ET DE LA MANCHE. DESSINES D'APRES NATURE D'APRES F. BENOIST, ET LITHOGRAPHIES PAR LES PREMIERS ARTISTES DE PARIS; LES COSTUMES DESSINES ET LITHOGRAPHIES PAR HTE LALAISSE, MAITRE DE DESSIN A L'ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE. TEXTE PAR M. RAYMOND BORDEAUX ET MLLE AMELIE BOSQUET, SOUS LA DIRECTION DE M. ANDRE POTTIER, CONSERVATEUR DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE ROUEN, POUR LA HAUTE-NORMANDIE, ET PAR MM. CHARMA, LE HERICHER, DE LA SICOTIERE ET TRAVERS, SOUS LA DIRECTION DE M. GEORGES MANCEL, CONSERVATEUR DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE CAEN, POUR LA BASSE-NORMANDIE.

      1852NANTES. CHARPENTIER PERE, FILS ET CIE, IMPRIMEURS-EDITEURS. 1852.5 PARTIES EN 2 TOMES, RELIES ICI EN 3 VOLUMES IN-FOLIO (34,5 X 48 X 15 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (6) + XXXIV + (2) + 108, (2) + 84, (8) + 29, 118 ET (2) + 74 PAGES, RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR 1/2 CHAGRIN HAVANE, DOS A CINQ FAUX NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE, PLATS RECOUVERTS DE PERCALINE HAVANE ENCADRES D'UN DOUBLE FILET DORE, FLEURONS DORES AUX ANGLES, TITRE DORE AU CENTRE D'UN GRAND CARTOUCHE ROMANTIQUE DORE SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR. ILLUSTRE DE 156 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE, UNE CARTE EN COULEURS, 5 FRONTISPICES EN DEUX TONS, 150 PLANCHES DONT 23 EN COULEURS ET 127 EN DEUX TONS. EDITION ORIGINALE ET PREMIER TIRAGE. TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, DONT DEFAUT SUR LE MORS INFERIEUR DU PREMIER VOLUME. DECHIRURE SANS MANQUE SUR LE FRONTISPICE DU PREMIER VOLUME. MANQUE DE PAPIER EN MARGE DE LA PLANCHE EN COULEURS "LES PECHEURS DIEPPOIS". DECHIRURE SANS MANQUE SUR TOUTE LA LARGEUR DE LA PLANCHE "CATHEDRALE DE SEES" (ORNE). 5 PLANCHES DERELIEES VOLANTES AVEC DEFAUTS EN MARGE : FECAMP (VUE GENERALE), CHATEAU DE MARTINVILLE PRES DE ROUEN (SEINE-INFERIEURE), CHATEAU DE TANCARVILLE (SEINE-INFERIEURE), CHERBOURG VUE PRISE DE LA MONTAGNE DU ROULE (MANCHE), CHATEAU DE TOURLAVILLE PRES DE CHERBOURG (MANCHE), CETTE DERNIERE PLANCHE AVEC DECHIRURE SANS MANQUE EN HAUT AU CENTRE.

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        LA NORMANDIE ILLUSTREE MONUMENTS SITES ET COSTUMES DE LA SEINE-INFERIEURE DE L'EURE DU CALVADOS DE L'ORNE ET DE LA MANCHE

      Charpentier 1852. Premier tirage.Cinq parties en deux forts volumes in-folio(41x30cm). Reliure moderne pleine toile beige. Pièce de titre maroquin vert. Tome 1: XXXIV+108+84+28p Tome 2: 118+48+74p.Ouvrage illustré de 5 frontispices, un tableau généalogique, une carte en couleurs et de 150 planches dont de nombreuses planches de costumes réhaussées de couleurs. Légères rousseurs sinon bon et solide exemplaire.

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        LA CALIFORNIENNE. Grande polka brillante.

      ENGLISH : Paris, chez les Magasins de musique ; London and Mainz, the sons of B. Schott ; Milan, Ricordi, undated (1852). Engraved score, small folio (13,2 x 10") : engraved title, 1 white sheet, 7 pages of engraved music (pages 3 to 9 on 10). Clean except very marginal foxing spots on few pages, and light marginal damp traces on bottom of all pages. Few handling marks, handwritten paging numbers (old), tiny notches on the fold (the score is extracted from an album, but is still maintained by his own seam). FRANÇAIS : Paris, chez les Magasins de musique ; Londres et Mayence, les fils de B. Schott, et Milan, Ricordi, sans date (1852). Partition gravée cousue, petit in-folio (33,5 x 25,5 cm) : titre gravé, 1 feuillet blanc, 7 pages de musique gravée (pages 3 à 9 sur 10). Propre sauf taches rousses marginales à quelques pages et légères traces très marginales d'humidité au bas de tous les feuillets. Quelques marques de manipulation, chiffres manuscrits de pagination (anciens), menues encoches au pli (la partition est extraite d'un recueil relié, mais le cahier est toujours maintenu par sa propre couture). ENGLISH : The virtuoso pianist and Franco-Austrian composer Henri HERZ made a long stay in the United States (1846-1851), regularly giving very popular concerts, while leading his piano maker business. He attached particularly in California, having there an intense musical life. It was in San Francisco at the height of the gold rush, he composed the Californienne. The score will be available in 1852. Original edition. Jules JANIN announced this composition in "Le Journal des Débats" of January 5, 1852, and on November 29, the same year, the same newspaper will announce it commercially available. Later in 1856 only the "Gazette musicale de Paris" will announce (p. 339) the publication by HERZ of his version for four hands. This french edition is not in the great California collection of Robert B. HONEYMAN Jr. It is special by its title adorned by Antoine VIALON, and no brass plate number on cover : it contained only (inside) the composer and opus number. The fund HONEYMAN holds, beside 2 copies published in New York and Boston, 3 editions Schott and Sons: the one with only the No. 11859 (two hands) and 2 which add the No. 14513, that of the version for four hands (1856) - both versions having as usually the same cover. These later European editions also gradually add other addresses (Brussels, Leipzig and Vienna, then Rotterdam). Our copy is consistent with any points on the French National Library's one, which shows the rubber-stamp of legal deposit to the date of 1852 (visible on the site IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library). The density of the ink is generally pretty good. Ink stamp of a French bookstore of the time on the cover. FRANÇAIS : Le pianiste virtuose et compositeur franco-autrichien Henri HERZ fit un long séjour aux États-Unis (1846-51), donnant régulièrement des concerts très courus, tout en menant ses affaires de facteur de pianos. Il s'attacha notamment à la Californie, y menant une intense vie musicale. C'est à San Francisco, à l'apogée de la ruée vers l'or, qu'il composa la Californienne. La partition paraîtra en 1852. Édition originale. Jules JANIN avait annoncé cette composition dans le "Journal des débats" du 5 janvier 1852, et le 29 novembre ce même journal l'annoncera disponible dans le commerce. Ce n'est qu'en 1856 que la "Gazette musicale de Paris" annoncera (p. 339) la publication par HERZ de sa version à quatre mains. Cette édition française ne figure pas dans la grande collection californienne de Robert B. HONEYMAN Jr. Elle se distingue par son titre orné par Antoine VIALON, et l'absence de cotage des cuivres : y figurent seulement (à l'intérieur) le compositeur et le numéro d'opus. Le fonds HONEYMAN annonce, outre 2 exemplaires publiés à New York et à Boston, 3 éditions Schott fils : une avec le seul N° 11859 (à deux mains, donc sans mention), et deux autres où s'ajoute le N° 14513 de la version à quatre mains (1856), les deux versions ayant comme c'est l'usage une couverture commune. Ces éditions européennes postérieures ajoutent aussi progressivement d'autres adresses (Bruxelles, Leipzig et Vienne, puis Rotterdam). Notre exemplaire est en touts points conforme à celui de la BNF, lequel est frappé du timbre humide du dépôt légal à la date de 1852 (visible sur le site IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library). La densité de l'encrage est dans l'ensemble plutôt bonne. Timbre humide d'une librairie française de l'époque sur la couverture.

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        [Historical Memorabilia] [Railroad] Report on the southern route of the proposed railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia by Edward F. Gay, civil engineer, January 8th, 1851. West Chester; Bowen & Meredith Printers, 1851 and manuscript documents relating to the incorporation of the company.

      Includes a five (5) page report, Opinions of Richard Strode, John Marshall, John Hickman on the subject of the Direct Railroad, March 19, 1852. Manuscript documents include an opinion by Richard Storde indicating the railway will be finished within two (2) years and pay a two percent per annum to the stock holders and a counter opinion by J. Marshall indicating it will not be finished in two years and that it should not pay one percent per annum. A paper confirming the establishment of the Telegraphic connection, a notice of a meeting and a roll-call and the acknowledgment of the second installation to subscription of stock in the West Chester and Philadelphia RailRoad Company.

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        La Normandie illustrée. Monuments, sites et costumes de la Seine-Inférieure, de l'Eure, du Calvados, de l'Orne et de la Manche.

      Nantes, Charpentier, 1852. 3 volumes in-folio, reliure 1/2 chagrin vert (signée Duval à Granville), dos à 5 nerfs. (Reliure très légèrement frottée aux mors). L'ouvrage habituellement relié en 2 ou 5 volumes l'est ici en 3. Il est composé de 5 frontispices, 1 carte en couleurs, 150 planches hors texte lithographiées en deux tons dont 24 de costumes, en couleurs, XXXV-461 pp. Très bon ouvrage remarquablement documenté et minutieusement dessiné qui constitue une mémoire fidèle de la Normandie. A noter quelques rousseurs inévitables pour cette édition et une mouillure marginale dans les dernières pages du deuxième volume.

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        La Normandie illustrée, monuments sites et costumes de la seine-inférieure, de l'Eure, du Calvados et de la Manche.

      Nantes, Charpentier père et fils, 1852. Deux volumes in-folio, superbement illustrés de lithographies, comprenant une carte en couleurs, 5 frontispices, 150 planches à fonds bistre par F. Benoist, dont 22 de costumes dessinées et gravées par Lalaisse. Bel exemplaire malgré les incontournables rousseurs. Demi-chagrin vert d'éditeur d'époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés avec le blason de Normandie, plats de percaline chagrinée verte, double filet d'encadrement doré et à froid sur les plats, blason de Normandie dans un gros cartouche doré, tranches dorées. Très jolie reliure dans un bel état de fraîcheur. Magnifique ouvrage dont le texte, qui a pour auteurs les meilleurs érudits normands, est remarquable par l'exactitude des recherches historiques et des descriptions locales. Les costumes et les monuments sont représentés avec une fidélité minutieuse. Complet des planches. Frère 343.

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        ALBUM HISTORIQUE DU DÉPARTEMENT DU LOT avec les vues des principaux monuments et sites de cette partie du Quercy.

      1852Paris, Gluck Frères, 1852. Petit in-folio (274 X 341) demi-chagrin grenat, dos quatre nerfs plats, filets et caissons à froid, titre doré (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 192 pages, 22/24 planches hors-texte numérotées. Mouillure aux deux premiers feuillets de texte, rousseurs sur le feuillet de titre et aux 15 derniers feuillets, coins élimés. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage RARE. Il contient 22/24 PLANCHES hors-texte sur Chine monté, dessinées et lithographiées par le peintre Eugène GLUCK (1820-1898). Nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte. Texte par J. B. Gluck. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, dans une solide reliure de l'époque, avec les planches hors-texte d'un beau tirage. L'exemplaire a malheureusement été relié sans les planches 10 et 15. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Exceptionnel ensemble de 9 volumes en reliure uniforme au format grand in-8 ou petit in-4, regroupant les catalogues et prix obtenus aux concours généraux et régionaux de 1852 à 1886, comprenant: • Concours national de Versailles en 1852: Catalogue des animaux reproducteurs, instruments et produits exposés (22p.), liste des prix et médailles (3p.), Catalogue des animaux mis en vente à l'Institut National Agronomique de Versailles, ferme de la Ménagerie (2p.). Concours de Poissy 1854: Catalogue des animaux exposés (12p.), liste des prix. Avec: Catalogue des animaux mis aux enchères à la vacherie du Pin (Orne) et à la ferme-école du Camp (Mayenne), 4p., et Concours d'animaux de boucherie tenu à Poissy en 1855, 1p. Paris: Dupont, 1852, et Poissy: Arbieu, 1855 pour les principales pièces; 7 pièces en 1 volume in-4, certaines sous forme d'affichettes repliées. / • Concours agricole universel de 1856. Catalogue des animaux, machines, instruments et produits exposés. Avec: Liste générale des récompenses. Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1856. Concours: xl, 447p.; 4 plans dépliants. Liste: 87p. / • Concours général et national d'agriculture de 1860. Catalogue des animaux, machines, instruments et produits exposés. Avec: Liste des prix décernés par les jurys. Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1860. Concours: 652p.; 3 plans dépliants. Listes: 43p., 22p., 16p.; Avec, relié in fine: Concours général agricole de Poissy 1859, catalogue et liste: 18p., 4p. / • Recueil de catalogues, listes de prix de concours, et affichettes de ventes publiques concernant principalement des animaux de boucherie. Avec: Catalogue du concours central de chevaux de service français. Châteauroux, Lyon, Poissy, Blois, Avignon, Orléans, Paris, 1867-68. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ 450 pp. de texte, tableaux et affichettes repliées. / • Recueil de catalogues, listes de prix de concours, et affichettes de ventes publiques concernant principalement des animaux de boucherie. Nevers, Lyon, Paris, Moulins, Chartres, Beauvais, 1869. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ 500 pp. de texte, tableaux et affichettes repliées. / • Recueil de catalogues et listes des récompenses de concours régionaux agricoles. Nevers, Paris, Châteauroux, Mâcon, Auxerre, 1874. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ 500 pp. de texte. / • Recueil de catalogues et listes des récompenses de concours régionaux agricoles. Paris, Tarbes, Le Puy, Gap, Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Quimper, Orléans, Lons-le-Saulnier, Rouen, Arras, Reims, 1876. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ 1200 pp. de texte. / • Recueil de catalogues et listes des prix des concours généraux agricoles de 1884, 1885 et 1886. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1884-86. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ plus de 1000 pp. de texte. / • Recueil de catalogues et listes des récompenses de concours régionaux agricoles. Paris, Orléans, Dôle, Moulins, Lyon, Bourges, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand, 1884-86. Nombreuses pièces totalisant environ 700 pp. de texte.

      Paris et Divers, 1852 - 1886. 9 volumes, in-8 et petit in-4; près de 6000 p. de texte, quelques plans et illustrations. Ensemble relié uniformément à l'époque en demi-veau vert, dos lisse à faux-nerfs ornés de roulettes, filets dorés et à froid, pièces de titre rouges. Trois dos passés, petits manques de cuir sur le plat supérieur d'un volume (attaques d'insectes), mais généralement un bel ensemble élégamment relié, portant en queue les armes de Joseph-Eugène de Villardin, marquis de Montlaur, et la mention B[ibliothèque] de Lyonne. Description détaillée sur demande. Très nombreuses pièces concernant des concours de bovins et animaux de boucherie, volailles, instruments et produits agricoles, fromages et beurres, plantes vertes, à Paris et en province: Arras, Auxerre, Avignon, Beauvais, Blois, Bordeaux, Bourges, Carcassonne, Chartres, Châteauroux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Dôle, Gap, La Villette, Le Puy, Lons-le-Saulnier, Lyon, Mâcon, Moulins, Nancy, Nevers, Orléans, Poissy, Quimper, Reims, Rodez, Rouen, Soissons, Tarbes... Mais on y trouve aussi le concours central de chevaux de service organisé à Paris par la Société hippique (122p.), ainsi que diverses affichettes de ventes aux enchères publiques en province (vacherie du Plessis en Ile et Vilaine, vacherie impériale de Corbon près de Lisieux, ferme de la Bénaudière en Maine et Loire, domaine impérial de Pompadour en Corrèze, etc.), et même un catalogue en anglais de 72pp. imprimé à Londres sur papier jaune intitulé "Private Catalogue of the Shorthorn Herd belonging to Lady Pigot" et deux affichettes repliées concernant la vente de vaches de race Durham. Les catalogues sont imprimés à l'Imprimerie Nationale, tandis que les listes de prix obtenus et récompenses sont imprimés localement.

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        ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY TO INQUIRE INTO AND REPORT ON THE RECENT ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.... [bound with:] ADDITIONAL PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION UNDER THE ORDERS OF CAPTAIN AUSTIN AND MR. WILLIAM PENNY. [bound with:] ARCTIC EXPEDITION. FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE AND PROCEEDINGS CONNECTED WITH THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION

      London, 1852. [4],lix,[2],199pp. plus two folding maps; iii,368pp. plus fifteen maps bound in (six folding) and numerous maps and illustrations in the text; 216pp. plus three maps bound in (one folding) and a small map in the text. Folio. 20th-century green buckram, gilt leather label. Minor shelf wear. Dartmouth College bookplate on front pastedown (deaccessioned). Very good. Noted Canadian Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson's annotated collection of three important Franklin Blue Books. Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition, his fourth to the Arctic and third as commander, set out in 1845 to search for the fabled Northwest Passage. In September 1846 the expedition's ships became trapped in the ice off of King William Island, which would be their final resting place. The crew spent the next year and a half trapped there before attempting to walk south, dying along the way, hundreds of miles from the nearest European settlements. After three years without word, the British Admiralty launched a massive search for the missing ships. Spurred by a large reward, many expeditions from Britain and the United States set out on the hunt, beginning in 1848 and continuing through the next decade. The British Parliament printed occasional reports of the various expeditions, and related Arctic subjects, during that time. These reports became known as the Arctic "blue books," named after the distinctive blue wrappers in which they were originally issued. This volume contains three 1852 Parliamentary blue books relating to the lost Franklin Expedition and the subsequent search parties. Each work includes Stefansson's coding system, in pencil, on the front endpapers, identifying these three works as "1852a," "1852b," and "1852c." Essentially, it is Stefansson's working copy, with extensive marginal notes in his hand and numerous typed and longhand notes inserted throughout, mostly on yellow paper. The notes relate to many points about survival techniques and nourishment that became important to Stefansson's work in such books as THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC. The first work contains results of an inquiry regarding the thoroughness of the Austin and Penny search for Franklin in Wellington Channel in 1850-51, focusing on the ice and current conditions in Wellington and Queens channels, and the discovery of Franklin expedition relics in the vicinity of Beechey Island. In addition to the evidence given, the committee reviewed the status of the search program, and recommended an additional expedition to the Barrow Strait region, based at Beechey Island, for 1852-53. The second work relates reports from sledgers of Austin's expedition of 1850-51 while wintering at Griffiths Island. The accounts cover journeys along the coasts of northern Prince of Wales, southern Cornwallis, Bathurst, Byam Martin, and Melville Islands. Also contains sledger reports from Penny's expedition wintering in Assistance Bay, together with translations of reports made by native peoples regarding the Franklin expedition. The third and final work included here is of major importance. This report covers a wide-ranging number of expeditions from 1850-52, including the Collinson expedition in the Bering Strait, expeditions in the eastern part of the Canadian Arctic by De Haven, John Ross, Austin, and Penny, and reports by John Rae of his expedition to southwestern Victoria Island. Includes numerous letters speculating on the activities of the Franklin Expedition, various proposals for future searches, and more. The Dartmouth College Library bookplate indicates that the book was at one point part of a proposed gift to the college, as Dartmouth did acquire Stefansson's library after his passing in 1962. However, a provenance letter included with the book asserts that this copy was retained by Stefansson's widow as a duplicate copy at the time the gift was made. An important set of blue books regarding the Franklin expedition, and unique copies, having been annotated by one of the leading Arctic figures of the 20th century. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 45227, 45228, 45229.

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