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        Historically Important Manuscript about early Firefighting alarm technology

      Boston, 1852. unbound. Partial unsigned manuscript consisting of four pages, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, labeled "2" through "5," of a more extensive document, all in the hand of Moses G. Farmer from 1852-1853, discussing the earliest trial-runs of the first ever Electric Fire Alarm System implemented in Boston. Though placed into service on April 28th 1852, Farmer's notes (in diary form) start on June 21st, assessing the system while constantly citing ways to improve his new invention, in very small part: "...Wednesday June 23 an alarm at 2:15...could not be easily read and caused a delay of 8 or 10 minutes...Saturday July 9th the circuit wheel of the key board needed repairs - the connector melted off by strong battery. July 10th Great Fire in Fort Hill. Alarm first came from Lower Boston plain. They tried to give it from Fort Hill & Persshar St. but both turned together turned too fast, while ringing for So. Boston alarm came from Broad St. a delay in the time alarm of about 7 minutes...Friday Aug 6th Wanted! A Battery! Easy of manipulation. Constant & enduring in its operation. Powerful & certain in its effects & of small...cost! Sunday Aug 8th An alarm from D-7 at 12M. The operator did not understand it, being the first one from that box & did not strike till the alarm came from I-4 at 12:15 P.M...Says he will recognize it next time. Oct 17th tried to raise an alarm from D-3 - S-3, 4, & 5 but could not, the lightning assertors were the cause of the difficulty...Friday Oct. 29th Put my newly invented battery on the South Boston signal circuit first time. Nov. 22nd Proceeded to try experiments on the velocity of sound for Captain C Wilkes...put my new battery on all signal circuit. Monday Dec. 20th Bad luck within two days at Three alarms. At one alarm the operator forgot to connect the South circuit. At Another the South end bells struck all sorts of ways on account of the key board running too fast. Atmospheric electricity probably had something to do with raising a false alarm at South End yesterday. [Note: this is possibly the earliest recorded false alarm!) Jan 11th [1853] Patent for my battery granted today. Sat. Jan. 15th 1853 Key board out of order. Made a substitute & had I repaired. Monday Jan. 17th Found wire broken at So. Williams St. did not intercept the circuit." This item has natural folds, but is still in near fine condition. American electrical engineer and inventor of the Electric Fire Alarm System and several forms of the Incandescent Electric Light. He also patented an early light bulb (which was later bought by Thomas Edison). Though a true pioneer of many aspects of 19th century electrical invention, he and his wife were Spiritualists and felt that their talents were God-given, and that they shouldn't take credit for any of his inventions. As a result, he failed to carry his ideas to commercial success.

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        On the death of the Duke of Wellington, the Commander-in-Chief, and his successor: "The death of the Duke ought to be the removal of an obstacle to military economy - keep yr eye awake to all this = Ld Hardinge, I fear, is very prone to expenditure - He must be met sternly…"

      Hughenden {High Wycombe, England], September 26, 1852. 4.5" x 7". "Outstanding Black-bordered Autograph Letter Signed ""D"" as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 4 pages, 4.5"" x 7"", front and verso on two conjoined sheets. Hughenden Manor, [High Wycombe, England], September 26, 1852. To George A. Hamilton, Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury. With black-bordered envelope, 4.75"" x 3"", signed ""B. Disraeli"" in the lower left, marked ""Private"" in the upper right and addressed by him to: ""G.A. Hamilton Esq / Treasury."" Slightly soiled, opened at back flap. Fine condition.Marked ""Private"" by Disraeli. In full, ""Ld J Manners writes, that the Brompton Cemetery Compy are pressing anxiously for the purchase money, & that Messrs. Barnes & Ellis advise him, that the Company's demand for interest will be resisted, to a disadvantage, by the Govt, if any further delay occur in completing the purchase. Will you therefore, see to this?""The death of the Duke ought to be the removal of an obstacle to military economy - keep yr eye awake to all this = Ld Hardinge, I fear, is very prone to expenditure - He must be met sternly. Look to the evidence given before the Comm[itt]ee on Army estimates on the junction of the H[orse] Guards & Ordnance departments. We shall be pressed on this head. And keep yr eye increasingly on the expenditure for public works so that the reductions, we talked of this year, may be achieved.""BackgroundThe Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, had died on September 14, 1852. He was succeeded by Lord Hardinge on September 28, 1852, two days after Disraeli wrote this letter.Lord J. Manners was John Thomas Manners-Sutton, 2nd Baron Manners. From Benjamin Disraeli Letters, Volume Six, 1852-1856: ""The purchase of the Brompton Cemetery had been agreed upon in March 1851 by the previous government as a board of health provision for burying paupers. On 13 February 1852, the treasury agreed to advance £74,921, secured by mortgaging the property to the government. On 10 September Manners wrote … for a quick approval of the amount 'now that the Cholera is threatening us.'…""On 15 September … [Hamilton] told Disraeli that such advances need not be covered in the budget, being added (if not repaid) to the national debt … On 24 September Manners wrote … that the cemetery company were pressing for their money and that Barnes & Ellis advised 'a disadvantage' to the government if further delay resulted and a demand for interest was not met. Keith Barnes and George Henry Ellis were solicitors, of the firm of Lyon, Barnes and Ellis, parliamentary agents … On 27 September, Hamilton would report: 'The Brompton affair will be settled in a few days.'… ""In his letter [to Disraeli] of 17 September, [MP from Scotland, Joseph] Hume had referred generally to a number of committees on which he had served to effect economies in various military departments, but whose efforts had been blocked by the Duke of Wellington…""Deaccessioned from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, The Disraeli Project at Queen's University (1975-2014)"

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        Gift of Flowers; or Love's Wreath. In Papier Mache Binding with Mother of Pearl Inlay

      Leavitt and Allen, New York 1852 - Undated [1852]. Victorian gift book with black laquered papier mache covers with front cover inlaid with mother of pearl and embellished with gilt, black leather spine lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, 7.5" tall, title page in full color, single-color floral wreath border to text pages, 5 full page tissue-protected engravings plus frontis, 262 pages. Covers lightly rubbed with a few pieces of mother of pearl absent, good hinges, firm text block, very modest foxing to tissues and plates, pages clean and unmarked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Düsseldorfer Künstler. 2 Bde.

      Lithographisches Institut von Arnz & Comp. ( 1852 - 1861 ), Düsseldorf - Folio - quer, je Jahrgang 24 lithographische Tafeln, Ganzleder, 1. Bd., berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapital lädiert, außerhalb der Tafeln leicht stockfleckig, Buchblock angebrochen. 2. Bd., kaum berieben und bestoßen, Vorsatz knickspurig, sonst guter Zustand. 16 / WG Sprache: de

      [Bookseller: Buecherstube Eilert]
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        Tratado Teórico-Práctico de la Fabricacion de Tejidos (2 Volumes)

      Barcelona, Spain: Imprenta del Porvenir a Cargo de B. Bassas, 1852. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. "Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Manufacturing of Textiles" Volume I: [8], 287, [4], 202 pp. 4to.; Volume II: Unpag. Folio. Full leather bindings with blind embossed, rectangular decorative imprint on the front and rear boards of each volume, some scuffing, gold embossed decorative design and tooling to each spine. Marbled endpapers, both volumes clean within. Volume I contains a two-volume work bound as one. Volume II is slightly larger and contains 112 plates illustrating the processes and equipment required for textile manufacturing; many folding, many in color.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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        Manuscript - ALS of Welsh Sculptor's Pertaining to (6) Pending Sculpting Projects

      Rome, 1852. 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. Professional repair with delicate tissue tape, faintly noticeable, otherwise in very good condition, 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." . Very Good.

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        A Child's History of England.

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1852., 1852. FIRST EDITION, first issue copies. 3 volumes. Small octavo. Frontispiece illustration by F. W. Topham. Bound in original red cloth, pictorial-stamped boards, spines faded. Slight edgewear, a little bumped to extremities, strong and bright, a couple of spots of staining to cloth. Gilt titles, all edges marbled, marbled end-papers, a little foxing to first and last few leaves, else internally clean, ink ownership to half title volume one. A very good set indeed. Housed in a tailor-made, leather-spined clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        BAYERN. - Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches.

      Verlags-Expedition des "geographisch-statistisch-historischen Handbuches", 1852-53., Mchn., - 2 Bde. 22 x 15 cm. 540 S.; 542-1088 S. Mit 300 Textabbildungen in Holzstich. Pfister 2268, Lentner 4366: "Wegen seiner überaus zahlreichen Quellenangaben u. histor. Nachrichten auch heute noch ein geschätztes Werk". Ein umfangreiches Handbuch, mit zahlreichen teils seltenen Stadtansichten, nach Landgerichten geordnet. Mit gedruckten Verlags-Korrekturen, diese den jeweiligen Textstellen zugeordnet und entsprechend eingeklebt. - Exemplar der Pfarrbücherei St. Martin in Kaufbeuren. Dekorative Bände! OHLdr. mit 2 Rsch. und Blindpräg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Lives of the queens of Scotland and English princesses connected with the regal succession of Great Britain

      Blackwood, 1852-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: The Book House in Dinkytown]
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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. Each volume with the half titles and engraved frontispieces by F. W. Topham. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tocard Toucan.

      Tocard Toucan, Ramphastos tocard. £1,600

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        Spotted-billed Toucanet [Spot-billed Toucanet].

      Spotted-billed Toucanet [Spot-billed Toucanet], Selenidera maculirostris. £1,000

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        Doubtful Toucan.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet].

      Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet], Andigena bailloni [Baillonius bailloni]. £795

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Heraldry Manuscript

      Wraps. Marbled paper on card. . Very Good. N.d., circa 1852. Oblong 4to. 26 by 37 cm. Ten leaves, or 18 pp., with thirty different watercolors of armorial banners. The images are extraordinarily bright and beautiful; these paintings were by an accomplished, confident hand. The imagery is of three basic types: squarish banners held up by stylized animals, long triangular-ish armorial pennants, and armorial rectangular paintings that are not shown as part of a flag or banner. The presentation is chronological based on monarchs, beginning with Edward III and running to Henry VIII and his wives, Anne and Jane. The name of the particular monarch associated with an image is written in ink with a neat hand. The dating is based on a watermark, and the artist, on a pencil inscription.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      1852. [illustrated by Cruikshank] With Twenty-Seven Illustrations on Wood by George Cruikshank, Esq. London: John Cassell, 1852. 1+8 pp ads, undated except for pre-notification of Cassell's 1853 almanacs. Original blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt-decorated spine, all page edges gilt. First English Edition (? -- see below). Since Harriet Beecher Stowe's monumental novel was unprotected by international copyright, as soon as it was published in America it was immediately published in some thirty editions in England. In what is labeled the "first English edition" by Hildreth, John Cassell produced the only edition to appear serially (13 parts, the first with three plates by the famous illustrator George Cruikshank, and the other parts with two each). This is the book form of that serial part edition -- by which time there were, in fact, several editions by several London publishers that vie for the honor of being "first". The Cassell edition is sought not so much for being "first" but for being the earliest edition to be substantially illustrated -- on either side of the Atlantic.~This is a very good-plus copy, perhaps near-fine (very minor wear at the extremities, spine gilt a little dull). Hildreth pp 8-9.

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        Achilli Vs. Newman. A Full Report Of This Most Extraordinary.

      1852 - The Libel Trial of Cardinal Newman [Trial]. Newman, John Henry [1801-1890], Defendant. Achilli Vs. Newman: A Full Report Of This Most Extraordinary Trial For Seduction And Adultery Charged Against Dr. Achilli, The Apostate Catholic Priest, By The Celebrated Dr. Newman, The Oxford Puseyite, Both Of Whom Are Seceders From Their Former Creeds. The Only Correct Edition, Being The Verbatim Testimony From The London Reports. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1852. 31, [1] pp. Text printed in parallel columns. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Recent stiff marbled wrappers, printed title label to spine. Light toning, faint stains to title page and a few other leaves, some edgewear and minor tears to final leaf. "6" in early hand to head of title page, otherwise clean. * Only American edition. In 1852 Newman, an English Roman Catholic priest, delivered a lecture that criticized the anti-Catholic writings of Dr. Giacinto Achilli, an ex-Dominican friar. Newman also said Achilli was not trustworthy because he was a seducer and adulterer. This led Achilli to sue Newman for libel. Tainted by a recent wave of anti-Catholic sentiment, the criminal proceedings were biased against Newman. Found guilty, he was sentenced to pay a fine of ?100. He also owed about ?14,000. for his defense, a sum that was quickly raised by public subscription. This pamphlet is prefaced with comments from the anonymous editor of the vicious anti-Catholic Confessional Unmasked. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13357. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hooded Hill Toucan [Hooded Mountain-toucan].

      1852-4 1852 - Hooded Hill Toucan [Hooded Mountain-toucan], Andigena cucullatus [Andigena cucullata]. £1,700

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Tocard Toucan.

      1852-54 1852 - Tocard Toucan, Ramphastos tocard. £1,600

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Spotted-billed Toucanet [Spot-billed Toucanet].

      1852-54 1852 - Spotted-billed Toucanet [Spot-billed Toucanet], Selenidera maculirostris. £1,000

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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 (Senate. Special Session, March, 1851. Executive No. 3)


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        Adventures and Recollections


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        A Feature in South African Frontier Life


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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa


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        Gold Diggers in Victoria


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        Sketches of the Victorian Gold Diggings and Diggers as they are


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        A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys


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        Beschreibung des Königreichs Sachsen in geographischer, statistischer und topographischer Hinsicht

      - nebst geschichtlichen Bemerkungen zum Gebrauche für Schue und Haus. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. Freiberg: Verlag v. J. G. Engelhardt, 1852. 3 Ganzleder-Bde. mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. XII, 241; 784; 635 S. sowie 96 S. Register. - 18 x 11,5. * Gliedert sich in: Allgemeines über Sachsen u. den Desdener Kreisdirectionsbezirk (Bd. 1); die Zickauer Kreisdirection (Bd. 2) sowie den Leipziger u. Budissiner Kreisdirektionsbezirk (Bd. 3). Fachgerecht neu gebundenes Standardwerk. - Im 1. u. 3. Bd. einige handschriftl. Anstreichungen im Amtsbezirk Meissen und A. Oschatz sowie saubere farbige Unterstreichungen eines Ahnenforschers im Register. - Ansonsten sehr dekorativ und selten !

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      Not Appropriate, 1852. 29 sheets of mounted sea-weeds, consisting of approximately 80 specimens. Each page with manuscript captions giving dates (1852-1858) and places of collection, including Plymouth, Llandudno, Worthing, Penmaen Mawr and Dunoon. On a couple of pages the specimens are arranged decoratively. A contemporary two-verse manuscript poem regarding 'flowers of the sea' has been penned to a front page. Housed in a superb contemporary album of straight-grained mahogony morocco, with folding flap to the fore-edge, secured to the rear board with a metal pin and clasp, extensive gilt and blind stamped decoration to the boards and flap. The album opens to reveal full pockets to front and back with leather gusseted sides, each pocketed faced with navy blue straight-grained morocco; the flap also lined internally with the same; marbled free end- papers. Binding very good, lightly rubbed with a few small, professional and inconspicuous repairs to the head/tail of the spine and flap. The specimens are generally in a very good state of preservation, a small loose specimen has been protected in a clear plastic sleeve as has another specimen found in one of the pockets. A very attractive Victorian collection of sea-weed specimens housed in a superb album.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to (20.5 x 26cm).

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        35 Daumier Lithographs Album de Caricatures

      - We offer a bound album of caricatures by Daumier. The decorative title page reads “Album de Caricatures Lith ch. Fernique r. Clichy 15 Paris, Maison Martinet”. The paper size is 13 1/2" x 10", the image sizes vary, printed on one side on heavy wove paper. Most prints are signed or initialed within the image. The following lithographs are bound loosely in paper, likely part of a larger album of caricatures selected by a collector: Les Artistes: Plate no. 3 (Stone 1160) Croquis Parisiens: 5 (139), 6 (136) Les Parisiens en 1852: 5 (362) Histoire Ancienne: 22 (409), 19 (397), 15 (391), 10 (385), 3 (359), 6 (371), 5 (370) Bohemiens de Paris: 19 (331), 11 (321), 10 (317), 9 (315) Messieurs les Cochers: 1 (844) Pastorales: 22 (796), 11, 10 (779), 9 (780), 7 (776) Les Maladies et Medicins: 18 (34) Croquis Musicaux: 13 (379) Croquis Militaires: 44 (168) Moeurs Conjugales: 60 (417), 40 (376), 58, 19, 17, 13, 12, 6 Ces Bons Parisiens: 2 (751) Scene D’Ateliers: 4 (1128) Messieurs les Cochers: 1 (844) This is an excellent opportunity to expand ones Daumier collection. We can provide images of specific prints not presented in the listing. Honoré Daumier (1808 –1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century. Daumier produced over 500 paintings, 4000 lithographs, 1000 wood engravings, 1000 drawings and 100 sculptures. Condition: The prints are bound loosely with cotton string, the pages are toned and the corners are chipped. Condition varies from print to print. One image has a prominent tear that has been repaired with archival mending tape, the wove paper is quite fragile. Several prints have scattered foxing. The images are still in good presentable condition.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        The Little Linguist; or, a Complete Guide to English Philology: comprising a Grammar in Miniature, with all the rules of syntax; verbal distinctions, &c. and Numerous English Examples. The Whole Designed to Promote a habit of Perspicuity in Speaking and Writing the Language.

      London: W. S. Johnson "Nassau Steam Press." no date 1852 - 32mo, 78 x 42 mms., pp. 5], 4-96, 144, 134, 29 [30 blank, 31 - 56 Cities, Borough and Market Towns, 57 - 58 adverts], engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, original publisher's gilt cloth with lozenge shape on each cover, spine blocked in gilt with title "Maunder's Little Treasury," all edges gilt; rear cover and part of spine affected by damp, some wear to extremities, with the autograph ownership of G. Berry 1946 on the front paste-down end-paper. Samuel Maunder (1785 - 1849) was an indefatigable compiler of reference works. ODNB notes: "Maunder's first book was The Little Lexicon, or, Multum in parvo of the English Language (1825). His next book, The Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference (1830), sold over 200,000 copies. The Biographical Treasury (1838) was frequently revised and reprinted and was brought up to date by W. L. R. Cates (1873, 1882). An interesting feature, used elsewhere, is the snippets of information and moral maxims printed in the four margins of each page. Other Treasuries were devoted to belles lettres (1841), history (1844), natural history (1848), and geography (1856 and 1860)." He died at his home in Gibson Sqaure, Islington, on 30 April 1849. The first edition of this work was published by Darton in 1847 (copies at University of Virginia, University of Indiana); this 1852 edition is found only in Indiana, formerly the copy of Ruth E. Adomeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      O. O., um bzw. nach 1852. - 1 S. 4to. Eine Rezension von Rudolf Angers 1852 erschienener Schrift "Synopsis evangeliorum Matthaei, Marci, Lucae": "Wir haben in diesem Werke keine Synopse gewöhnlicher Art vor uns, der Gesichtskreis ist hier in einer bisher noch nie versuchten Weise erweitert [.]". - Franz Delitzsch lehrte in Leipzig, Rostock und Erlangen und gründete 1863 die Missionsschrift "Saat auf Hoffnung" sowie 1886 das Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. "Er förderte die Judenmission u. a. durch seine weitverbreitete Übersetzung des Neuen Testaments ins Hebräische (1877) und bekämpfte den Antisemitismus ('Neueste Traumgesichte des antisemitischen Propheten', 1883)" (DBE). - Etwas angestaubt und mit zeitgen. Vermerken; kleine Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Aunt Affable's STORY ABOUT THE LITTLE FROG and Pretty Mouse.

      [8] leaves; [16] pages the first being a blank pastedown to the front wrapper. Illustrated with 7 full-page and one half-page engravings, all coloured by hand, as issued. Original pictorial series wrappers. 16.3 x 15.6 cm. Name and date on front cover; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy of the charming tale of a frog who falls in love with a mouse

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria

      Richard Bentley 1852 8vo (cm. 25,4), XX - (4)281(7) pp. con 22 litografie f.t. (di cui 2 carte geografiche). Legatura ed. in piena tela blu con titoli e fregi oro al ds. Impressioni a secco ai piatti. Fioriture, ma ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Abbey, Travel I, 175.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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