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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture, or, Theory and Practice blended in Ship Building

      - Lithographed frontis., 45 black & white plates, and two printed tables. 420, ii pp. Large 4to, orig. cloth (extremities with very minor wear, some foxing due to the quality of the paper). New York: D. Appleton, 1852. "Third edition" of the first great American book on naval architecture (1st ed.: 1849). Griffiths (1809-82), was one of the earliest outstanding naval architects in America and, during the early 1850s, his steamships were the fastest and finest in the world. "Through his writings Griffiths did more than any one else to put shipbuilding in America on a scientific basis, in place of the 'rule of thumb' methods then in vogue. He was not only an influential theorist, however, but a practical designer of ships as well, and one of the first in the United States outside of naval constructors like Joshua Humphreys, to specialize in designing. Most of his contemporaries, like Donald McKay, Samuel Hall, and Jacob Bell, owned shipyards and actually built the ships they designed.Griffiths, however, with his particular inventive genius and bold originality, was content to draw the plans and let others execute them. He showed amazing versatility in that period of constant innovation, designing outstanding vessels of many sorts - sail and steam, wood and iron, war and commerce. Though the Ann McKim, built at Baltimore in 1832, is often called the pioneer clipper, Griffiths is credited with designing the first 'extreme clipper ship,' the Rainbow, 750 tons, launched in 1845 for the China trade.To secure increased speed by reducing resistance, he gave these ships slender bows and sterns rising high above the water, concave bow waterlines and 'the greatest breadth at a point considerably further aft than had hitherto been considered practicable' (Clark, post, p. 65). Conservative skeptics attacked these innovations, questioning the safety of such sharp, slender ships, but they proved to be the fastest afloat and strongly influenced the subsequent development of the American clipper. Griffiths then turned to steamships, where again his influence was important.His writings and the success of his ships brought him orders from all parts of the world."-D.A.B., IV, pp. 626-27. This book is very attractively illustrated with forty-five striking black & white plates, depicting various parts of ships and matters of design. A fresh copy of a book which does not survive well. Surprisingly rare. There is essentially no difference between the first, second, and third editions. ? Hindle, Technology in Early America, p. 55-"Just after mid-century a remarkable work appeared which was filled with insights not obtainable elsewhere: John W. Griffiths' Treatise?This large undertaking is based on the belief that European treatises did not help much in the United States, because of different terms in use, because they were not fundamentally intended for merchant shipbuilding, and because they were not sufficiently adapted to the knowledge and talents of the operative mechanics. The result is very helpful to the historian.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL GLOBO ATLAS HISTORICO UNIVERSAL DE GEOGRAFIA

      Madrid. 27X18. 1852. 292Pág+45 mapas de época iluminados a mano+1 lámina (urografía y cosmografía). Obra Completa y el tratado consta de Colon, Magallanes, El Cano, Cortes y Balboa. Grabados al acero por Ramón Alabern. Pasta española. Preciosa Obra de época. Ref 5.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave Musica del Maestro G. Verdi Al più caro de' suoi amici, l'egregio Avvocato Antonio Vasselli in pegno di gratissimo cuore questa edizione consacra Giovanni Ricordi... Riduzioni per Canto con accomp. di Pfte. [F.40] per Pianoforte a 2 mani [" 26] per Pianoforte a 4 mani di Luigi Truzzi. [" 30]. [Piano vocal score]

      Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 23071-23090], 1852. First Edition. One of two issues (the absence of a date on the Ricordi blindstamp may indicate a slightly later printing). Hopkionson 53 A (variant). Fuld pp. 452-53. Crawford p. 605. Chusid p. 141 and pp. 686-87. Title page illustrated in Gatti: Immagini, 63. Rigoletto, in three acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 11, 1851. "The première, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto...) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory... Rigoletto is almost always placed as the true beginning of Verdi's maturity, the essential dividing line between ?early' works and the succession of repertory pieces that will follow..." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Newly bound in quarter black cloth with matching black paper boards, titling to spine gilt. 1f. (recto title incorporating a fine lithographic illustration of a scene from Act I of the opera by Corbeita after a drawing by Focosi, verso blank), 1f. (recto index of 20 numbers, verso named cast list with statement regarding the first performance), 5-231, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Each number with separate as well as continuous pagination. Cast includes Mirate as the Duke, Varesi as Rigoletto, Brambilla as Gilda, and Ponz as Sparafucile. Ricordi blindstamp to lower left corner without date. Some browning; minor to moderate foxing; tear to inner portion of pp. 165-66 and pp. 183-84; blindstamp partially trimmed.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER ADDRESSED TO MIRANDA COMBS, FROM HER COUSIN IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD FIELDS AT MOKELUMNE HILL IN 1852]

      Mokelumne Hill, Ca, 1852. [4]pp., on a bifolium, approximately 12 1/2 x 8 inches, with envelope. Folded. Small separations at fold lines. Envelope browned and chipped. Light foxing and smudging at foot of inner pages. Light tanning. About very good. A lively letter from an anonymous gold seeker at the California diggings to his cousin Miranda Combs back home in Mina, Chautauqua County, New York. Written in three sections over the course of a week in the middle of December, 1852, the first part of the letter describes the writer's journey from New York, departing Nov. 2 by sea to San Francisco, by way of the isthmus of Panama, and the first days after travel overland through Stockton and his arrival at Mokelumne Hill on December 3, where he immediately begins working: "It took me two days but I made money faster than I expect to for some time. They were washing out the bed[?] the day I came in & in a day & a half more, made about 14.dols. a piece." The second section relates some of the working conditions at the gold fields: "In Cal., the "saw" is instead of 'make hay while the sun shines,' is 'wash while the rain falls.' I offer no excuse for my own part but this, we can work while it rains. I play most of the fair weather, for want of water. I have had a pretty good breaking in...." In the final segment, the author gives some account of the town and its attractions: "The hotels are almost entirely brothels & gaming hells; three-fourths of the women, unsightly and moral corpses. Negroes, Chinamen, Spaniards, Chilians, French, Dutch, rowdies & desperadoes from the Atlantic States & all other hot-beds of crime. Such is Moquelumne hill, & as you reasoned, such is Cal. as far as I can judge. Shooting and stabbing is a common occurrence, there is a gallows within 20 rods of our camp, on which, they tell me, a Chilian [sic] man was executed for horse-stealing." A narrative tinged with palpable excitement, written by a newcomer to the Mokelumne gold fields within a month of his arrival to California. This letter is accompanied by a second from another relative of Miranda Combs from Marengo, Illinois relating community and family news.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER ADDRESSED TO MIRANDA COMBS, FROM HER COUSIN IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD FIELDS AT MOKELUMNE HILL IN 1852].

      Mokelumne Hill, Ca. Dec. 15, 19, & 23, 1852. - [4]pp., on a bifolium, approximately 12 1/2 x 8 inches, with envelope. Folded. Small separations at fold lines. Envelope browned and chipped. Light foxing and smudging at foot of inner pages. Light tanning. About very good. A lively letter from an anonymous gold seeker at the California diggings to his cousin Miranda Combs back home in Mina, Chautauqua County, New York. Written in three sections over the course of a week in the middle of December, 1852, the first part of the letter describes the writer's journey from New York, departing Nov. 2 by sea to San Francisco, by way of the isthmus of Panama, and the first days after travel overland through Stockton and his arrival at Mokelumne Hill on December 3, where he immediately begins working: "It took me two days but I made money faster than I expect to for some time. They were washing out the bed[?] the day I came in & in a day & a half more, made about 14.dols. a piece." The second section relates some of the working conditions at the gold fields: "In Cal., the "saw" is instead of 'make hay while the sun shines,' is 'wash while the rain falls.' I offer no excuse for my own part but this, we can work while it rains. I play most of the fair weather, for want of water. I have had a pretty good breaking in." In the final segment, the author gives some account of the town and its attractions: "The hotels are almost entirely brothels & gaming hells; three-fourths of the women, unsightly and moral corpses. Negroes, Chinamen, Spaniards, Chilians, French, Dutch, rowdies & desperadoes from the Atlantic States & all other hot-beds of crime. Such is Moquelumne hill, & as you reasoned, such is Cal. as far as I can judge. Shooting and stabbing is a common occurrence, there is a gallows within 20 rods of our camp, on which, they tell me, a Chilian [sic] man was executed for horse-stealing." A narrative tinged with palpable excitement, written by a newcomer to the Mokelumne gold fields within a month of his arrival to California. This letter is accompanied by a second from another relative of Miranda Combs from Marengo, Illinois relating community and family news.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('München.').

      - kolorierter Stahlstich mit Bordüre v. T. Heawood n. A.H. Payne aus Panoramische Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Haupt= und Residenz=Städte, . b. A.H. Payne in Dresden & Leipzig, 1852, 24,5 x 35,5

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Potsdam').

      - kolorierter Stahlstich mit Bordüre v. French n. Payne aus Panoramische Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Haupt= und Residenz=Städte, . b. A. H. Payne in Leipzig u. Dresden, 1852, 24,5 x 36

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        Emaux et camées

      - Eugène Didier, Paris 1852, 10x15cm, broché. - Prima edizione di carta corrente. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. Bella copia nella sua rilegatura originale, scarso in quanto è stato rilasciato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire dans son brochage d´origine, rare tel que paru.

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        Geschichte des Bunzlauer Waisenhauses zugleich ein Spiegelbild der wichtigsten pädagogischen und didaktischen Bestrebungen in dem evangelischen Deutschland und der Schweiz während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, Zu der am 14. März 1854 stattfindenden Feier des 100jährigen Bestehens der Anstalt herausgegeben

      Ferdinand Hirt Verlag - - Die Tafel (41 cm x 33 cm) zeigt die Hausordnung für das Waisenhaus und Seminar in Bunzlau an. Stand 1852/beiliegt eine original Fotographie aus den 30er Jahren - Gewicht in Gramm: 400 Ferdinand Hirt, Breslau, 1854. XVI/334 S. mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tafel, Halbleinen (späterer Halbledereinband, sauber mit Klarsichtfolie bezogen/etwas rand- und stockfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Malerische Ansichten von Süd- u. Nord-Tirol. Nach der Natur gezeichnet von F[riedrich] Würthle, in Stahl gestochen von denselben u. Andern, nebst erklärenden Texten; begonnen von J[oseph Friedrich] Lentner, Ludwig Strub u. Georg Mayr.\"

      Salzburg, Baldi 1852 / Faksimileausgabe Innsbruck, Tausch 1982. Quer 42 x 30 cm, 2 Bl., 40 Bll. kolor. Ansichten u. 40 Bl. erläut. Text, 2 Bl., weinroter OLdrbd. m. originalgetreuer Gold- u. Blindpräg., Moirévorsätze, handgemachter Kopfgoldschn., geringe Stellspuren. Wunderschönes Exemplar. Eines von 100 Exemplaren. - Ansichten von Innsbruck, von Weiherburg, Innsbruck: Goldenes Dach, Inneres d. Hof-Kirche, Schloß Ambras, Die Martinswand, Salinenstadt Hall, Schwatz, Achenthaler See, Fugen, Zell, Rattenberg, Kufstein, Pass Strub, Reichenhall, Pass Fernstein, Der große Oetzthaler Ferner, Der Stuibenfall, Bregenz, Markt Landeck, Pass Finstermünz, Nauders, Schloß Kurburg m. d. Ortler, Meran, Schönau, Schloß Tirol, Lebenberg, Hofers-Haus, Schloß Eppan, Botzen, Schloß Trostburg, Kloster Seben, Brixen, Bruneck, Die Franzens-Feste, Sterzing, Trient, Trient: Hauptplatz, Roveredo, Torbole, Riva. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Faksimile, Graphik, Ansichten, Österreich, Tirol, Reproduction, Graphic, Views, Austria, Tyrol

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        A Child's History of England.

      1852 - Frontispiece by F.W. Topham. First edition, first issue, in three volumes. 8vo. Original blind-stamped rose-brown cloth, with cover vignette in gilt. London, Bradbury & Evans. A near fine set, with the gilt on the cover remaining bright and un-rubbed. Podeschi A128. In a stout, functional leather-bound case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works and Correspondence. A new Edition. 8 Vols.

      Francis & John Rivington, London 1852 - Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; All vols: Brown leather boards; a trifle scuffed; raised bands on spine; gilt rules, decoration and titling still quite bright. Very light shelf-wear. Binding tight. pp crisp. Top edges a trifle dusty. All edges marbled; marbling bright. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Slight damage to the head of Vol I spine; split in "Vol III" label on spine of Vol III. Bookseller's tick on front pastedown of Vol I. Frontispiece in Vol I. A nice clean set; very rarely read, or even opened, by all appearances.; 8vo (6" x 9"); 636+682+539+591+612+624+624+578 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the queens of Scotland and English princesses connected with the regal succession of Great Britain

      Blackwood 1852 - 8 volumes. This set is published in London by William Blackwood and Sons, 1852. 8vo, with engraved title pages and frontispieces, but no additonal plates. Stunning signed binding by Root & Son, stamped on inside of marbled endpaper. Fine grained 3/4 tan leather with blue boards and green blue title and volume labels on spie with 2 color crown and thistle s in gilt on spine. Raised bands. Light wear in usual places. Notable biographical representation of the biographies of famous women written by Victorian women, a significant subset of Victorian biography, their focus being social: presenting dress, manners and diet of their subjects. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kritische Gesamtausgabe. 8 Abteilungen, 35 Bänden. Herausgegeben von Colli u. Montinari.

      Berlin, de Gruyter Verlag, 1967ff. 8°, Leinen Leinen mit Schutzumschlag. Neuwertige Exemplare (manche sind noch verschweißt).Erste (1.) Abteilung: Band 1 Nachgelassene Aufzeichnungen (Anfang 1852 - Sommer 1858) Band 2 Nachgelassene Aufzeichnungen (Herbst 1858 - Herbst 1862) Band 3 Nachgelassene Aufzeichnungen (Herbst 1862 - Sommer 1864) Band 4 Nachgelassene Aufzeichnungen (Herbst 1864 - Frühjahr 1868) Band 5 Nachgelassene Aufzeichnungen. Frühjahr 1868 - Herbst 1869 Zweite (2.) Abteilung: Band 1 Philologische Schriften Band 2 Vorlesungsaufzeichnungen (SS 1869 - WS 1869/70). Anhang: Nachschriften von Vorlesungen Nietzsches Band 3 Vorlesungsaufzeichnungen (SS 1870 - SS 1871) Band 4 Vorlesungsaufzeichnungen (WS 1870/71 - WS 1874/75) Band 5 Vorlesungsaufzeichnungen (WS 1874/75 - WS 1878/79) Dritte (3.) Abteilung: Band 1 Die Geburt der Tragödie. Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen I - III (1872 - 1874) Band 2 Nachgelassene Schriften 1870 - 1873 Band 3 Nachgelassene Fragmente Herbst 1869 - Herbst 1872 Band 4 Nachgelassene Fragmente Sommer 1872 - Ende 1874 Band 5 Nachbericht zur dritten Abteilung Vierte (4.) Abteilung: Band 1 Richard Wagner in Bayreuth (Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen IV). Nachgelassene Fragmente Anfang 1875 - Frühling 1876 Band 2 Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Erster Band. Nachgelassene Fragmente 1876 - Winter 1877/78 Band 3 Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Zweiter Band. Nachgelassene Fragmente Frühling 1878 - November 1879 Band 4 Nachbericht zur vierten Abteilung Fünfte (5.) Abteilung: Band 1 Morgenröthe. Nachgelassene Fragmente Anfang 1880 - Frühjahr 1881 Band 2 Idyllen aus Messina. Die fröhliche Wissenschaft. Nachgelassene Fragmente Frühjahr 1881 - Sommer 1882 Band 3 Nachbericht zum ersten Band der fünften Abteilung. Morgenröthe Sechste (6.) Abteilung: Band 1 Also sprach Zarathustra Band 2 Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Zur Genealogie der Moral (1886 - 1887) Band 3 Der Fall Wagner. Götzen-Dämmerung. - Nachgelassene Schriften (August 1888 - Anfang Januar 1889): Der Antichrist. Ecce homo. Dionysos-Dithyramben. - Nietzsche contra Wagner Band 4 Nachbericht zum ersten Band der sechsten Abteilung Siebte (7.) Abteilung: Band 1 Nachgelassene Fragmente Juli 1882 - Winter 1883 - 1884 Band 2 Nachgelassene Fragmente Frühjahr - Herbst 1884 Band 3 Nachgelassene Fragmente Herbst 1884 - Herbst 1885 Band 4 Nachbericht zur siebenten Abteilung Band 4.1 Nachgelassene Fragmente Juli 1882 - Winter 1883/84 Band 4.2 Nachgelassene Fragmente Frühjahr 1884 - Herbst 1885 Achte (8.) Abteilung: Band 1 Nachgelassene Fragmente Herbst 1885 - Herbst 1887 Band 2 Nachgelassene Fragmente Herbst 1887 - März 1888 Band 3 Nachgelassene Fragmente Anfang 1888 - Anfang Januar 1889. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Philosophie

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        A Child's History of England.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852-4 [1851-3] - 3 volumes, duodecimo. Original red cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine, blind stamped border and gilt pictorial decoration to front board, marbled endpapers and edges. Spines slightly faded, a couple of ink splashes to covers, small puncture to spine of Vol. III, minor wear to spine ends and tips, some pencilled notes and the odd spot of foxing to contents. A very good set. Each volume with the half titles and engraved frontispieces by F. W. Topham. First editions in book form of Dickens's History of England for children; each work originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, and each published in book form in the December of those years, post-dated to the following years. Smith II, 10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notes of the Flood at The Red River, 1852.By the Bishop of Rupert's Land.

      London. Hatchards. [1852]. - 17.5cm,[2],124p. frontis view, in the original blind stamped wavy-grain browncloth, gilt titles on the spine and upper cover, expertly restored, newendpapers, inscribed with the publisher's compliments, a fine copy ,rare. (cgc) T.P.L. 3230. Peel 145. Lande 925. Sabin 1393. Casey 2301.The First Edition. Written in the form of a diary, by Bishop DavidAnderson, 1814- 1885, it gives a detailed description of the great floodof 1852 at the Red River Settlement. A second edition appeared in1873. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Awful Doom of the Traitor; Or, the Terrible Fate of the Deluded and Guilty: Being a Full Disclosure of the Character and Selfish Designs of General Lopez, Who Decoyed a Multitude of Our Best and Bravest Citizens to an Awful and Untimely Grave in the Island of Cuba

      Cincinnati, (OH): H.M. Rulison, 1852. 8vo. 32 pp. Three wood engraved plates. Original printed pink front wrapper (chipped around the edges, lacking rear wrapper), recent stapling. Good copy. Second edition (first issued the previous year by the same publisher). Sensationalized account of the 1850-1851 "attempts by Cuban revolutionists, led by Narciso Lopez, and American annexationists, chiefly Southerners, to free Cuba from Spain" (Dictionary of American History). Howes B-520 ("b"), Wright 312 neither mentioning the 1851 edition. Eberstadt 133, 40, for a copy of the 1852 edition ($200, 1954 again $300 in 1964): "Not in Sabin, Cundall, or Caldwell." OCLC locates five copies of this edition (Yale, Library of Congress, Western Reserve, Newberry, NY Historical) and two copies of the first edition (Library of Congress, Western Reserve).

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        Works and Correspondence A new Edition 8 Vols

      London: Francis & John Rivington. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1852. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; All vols: Brown leather boards; a trifle scuffed; raised bands on spine; gilt rules, decoration and titling still quite bright. Very light shelf-wear. Binding tight. pp crisp. Top edges a trifle dusty. All edges marbled; marbling bright. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Slight damage to the head of Vol I spine; split in "Vol III" label on spine of Vol III. Bookseller's tick on front pastedown of Vol I. Frontispiece in Vol I. A nice clean set; very rarely read, or even opened, by all appearances.; 8vo (6" x 9"); 636+682+539+591+612+624+624+578 pages .

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        DIZIONARIO COROGRAFICO UNIVERSALE DELL'ITALIA SISTEMATICAMENTE SUDDIVISO SECONDO L'ATTUALE PARTIZIONE POLITICA D'OGNI SINGOLO STATO ITALIANO compilato da parecchi dotti italiani.

      Civelli Giuseppe e Comp, 1852-1858. (Codice GH/0012) Opera completa in 8 volumi rilegati in mezza pelle verde del tempo con fregi, titoli oro e tagli azzurri, tutti in ottime condizioni. Volume I: Lombardia - Trentino (XLII-1008 + XLVIII-278 pp.) - Volume II: Provincie Venete - Regione Litorale Austro-Illirica (XXXII-1072 + XII-72 pp.) - Volume III: Stati Sardi di Terraferma - Ducati di Parma, Piacenza ed annessi - Ducato di Modena (CXIV-1419 + XXVIII-130 + XCVI-94 pp.) -Volume IV: Stato Pontificio (LVII-1447 pp.) - Volume V: Granducato di Toscana (XCVI-1878 pp.) - Volume VI: Reame di Napoli (CXL-1056 pp.) -Volume VII: Regno di Sicilia - Isola di Sardegna - Corsica - Isola di Malta (XXIII-278 + LXXXXII-184 + LV-85 + XVI-24 pp.) - Vol. VIII: Savoja - Svizzera Italiana compresevi le frazioni italiane del Cantone dei Grigioni (LII-300 + LXIII-119 pp.) Le varie zone sono state curate da autorrevoli studiosi: Repetti, Perini, Griffini, Stefani, Sabbatini, Mastriani, Buttafuoco. Prezioso repertorio, ricchissimo di notizie, molti curiosi dati storici, statistici, geografici ecc. Alcune tavole genealogiche ripiegate. Qualche ingiallitura ma ottimo stato. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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

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

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        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 3.1.2.1 - Komplette erste Ausgabe der Grundausgabe, ursprüngl. in 31 Lieferungen erschienen. Himmelskarte mit drehbarer Zeitscheibe. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY AND GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE ROUND THE WORLD UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. FITZ ROY (1852, nice binding)

      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

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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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        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 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.

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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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        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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        MAP OF THE CITY AND VICINITY OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

      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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