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        Landwirthschaftliche und technische Pflanzenkunde. Erste bis dritte Abtheilung.

      Krais & Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1852 - 3 Bde. cplt. Stuttgart, Krais & Hoffmann, 1852-1855. 26x21,5 cm. XII, 276 S., 36 kolor. Tafeln; VI, 146 S., 28 kolr. Tafeln; VI, 50 S., (1) Bl., 12 kolor. Tafeln. Moderne HLdr.-Bde.mit altmarm. Deckelbezügen. Nissen, BBI 310. - 1. Deutschlands Feld- und Gartengewächse. - 2. Deutschlands Obst- und Beerengewächse. - 3. Deutschlands technische Pflanzen. - Komplett mit 76 handkolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. - (Seitenränder gebräunt. Bd. 2: Eine Tafel mit kleinem Randausriss oben, ohne Bild-Textverlust). Gutes Exemplar. Komplett sehr selten. Sprache: Deutsch Moderne HLdr.-Bde.mit altmarm. Deckelbezügen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Würzburg und seine Umgebungen,

      Würzburg, Bonitas-Bauer, 1852. - ein historisch-topographisches Handbuch. Mit lithographischem Titel, 19 (2 gefalteten, 2 farbigen) lithographischen Tafeln, 1 gefalteter Plan und zahlreichen Textholzstichen. 4 Blatt, LIV, 1 Blatt, 440 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 21 x 13 cm, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iconographie ophthalmologique ou description, avec figures coloriées, des maladies de l'organe de la vue

      1852 - 2 vol. grand. de I. Texte. Paris, J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1852-59, in-4, 2 vol. grand. de I. Texte. XIX, (1), 823, (1bl.)pp. - II. Atlas. (2), 80pp, 80pl, sans le faux titre, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque), 80 planches gravées par Martin, Visto, Oudet d'après E. Beau, la plupart en couleurs. Ces figures représentent les pathologies oculaires ainsi que les instruments utilisés lors des opérations pratiquées sur les yeux. PREMIERE EDITION de ce célèbre ouvrage de Jules Sichel (1802-68), ancien assistant de Jaeger à Vienne. Sichel vint à Paris en 1832, où il établit la première clinique ophtalmologique rue Jacob. Il introduisit en France l'usage de l'ophtalmoscope, inventé par Helmholtz (1850). L'auteur insère ainsi, à la dernière minute, les deux figures des ophtalmoscopes de Coccius et de Jaeger sur la planche n°69 de son ouvrage. Sichel mit une vingtaine d'années pour réaliser ce livre, divisé en deux parties, pratique et théorique. Il consacra en effet douze ans à la confection des planches, dont l'exécution demeure exemplaire. Gravées au burin d'après les dessins d'Emile Beau, elles furent imprimées en couleurs puis retouchées au pinceau. Pour les détails minutieux, l'auteur eut recours à deux planches, "l'une de fond, pour la partie principale des figures, l'autre de repère, pour les parties accessoires et plus fines", d’où l’extrême finesse de ce travail. Quelques rousseurs dans le texte, rares mouillures. Très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage, superbement illustré, prenant en compte les découvertes les plus récentes de l'ophtalmologie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Residence in Siam

      London: National Illustrated Library 1852 - London: National Illustrated Library, 1852 1st Edition. - sm8vo - 19.6cm. [xiv], 280pp; 2pp Index; 4pp. publisher's advertisements. 20 engraved illustrations including full-page map of Siam and front-piece, several engraved illustrations in text. Publisher's maroon blind-stamped decorative cloth covers with gilt titles on spine and blind embossed gilt decorations. With engraved plates and illustrations in text and map at front. With portrait frontis. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded, front gutter strong, rear gutter separating and pages loose, otherwise a clean copy with custom burgundy cloth slipcase. A record of Siam / Thailand in the mid-19th century. Included are: descriptions of Paknam, Samshoe, Bangkok, etc; the populace of the country; the French missions; the Royal Siamese Navy; marriage ceremonies and funeral rites; medicine; monsoons; tea-plants; Prince Chou-Fas; the games of battledoor and shuttlecock; the Temples of the White Elephants; Chanti Boon; architecture; monkeys; snakes; cookery; festivals; Yuthia; dress and costume; use of betel-nut; etc. and etc. First edition of this comprehensive work on Siam. Neale resided for many years in Siam, in the service of the Siamese king. His book is a lively and humorous description of Siam of the 1840s. Most historical accounts of Thailand are either earlier in the 17th century or the latter part of the 19th Century, hence his book provides a fascinating account of a little known period. The author was in the service of King Rama III, so he was in an excellent position to gather inside information. Neale provides lively descriptions of marriage and funeral ceremonies, festivals, and the character of the Siamese, but also of disputes between the government of Siam and Cochinchina, trade with China, and business in Siam. Also included is a chronicle of his visit to Chantaburi. A glimpse of the understanding of early Siamese cartography is offered and the author's description of meeting with an arrogant missionary as well as his anecdotes of other lively scenes of life in Siam in the 1840s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart. Achtzehnter und Neunzehnter Band 1852 Monat Januar bis Juni und Juli bis Dezember über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen

      Verlag J.J. Weber Leipzig, 1852. 2 Bände. komplett 420+416 Seiten, grob kollationiert, Erster Band: Doppelseitiger Holzschnitt: \"Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau\", gez. von Adolph Eltzner Fehler: S. 19/20 an zwei Stellen ausgeschnitten, S. 21/22 Mitte abgeschnitten, S. 23/24 an zwei Stellen eingeschnitten, aber nicht ausgeschnitten, S. 63/64 ca 11x16 cm ausgeschnitten Fol., > 35 - 45 cm, gebunden, marmorierter Einband der Zeit, mit grünem, vergoldeten Rückenschild, Rücken und Ecken etwas angestoßem, innen aber in gutem Zustand: fester Buchblock, weißes Papier, keine Anstreichungen o.ä., ExLibris-Aufkleber auf der Innenseite des Buchdeckels: \"ex Bibliotheca Ludovici L.B. de Bongart in Paffendorf\" Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Sechs Monate nach Erscheinen betrug die Auflage 7 500 Exemplare, drei Jahre nach ihrer Gründung stieg sie auf 11 000 Exemplare, die Rekordauflage lag bei etwa 100 000. Die Illustrirte Zeitung war von großer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der modernen Schachkomposition in Deutschland, da die durch Karl Julius Simon Portius betriebene Schachspalte als damals einziges Organ des deutschen Schachlebens weithin beachtet wurde. [Quelle: Wikipedia] BR7F7 Versand D: 5,00 EUR illustrierte, Dezember, 9, IX, Eisenbahn, Luftschifffahrt, Schach, Noten, Geschichte, Napoleon, Ägypten

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Nile Boat;

      London: Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Co.,, 1852. or, Glimpses of the Land Of Egypt. Third Edition. Small quarto. Contemporary olive-green full morocco, richly gilt spine, gilt ornamental "architectural" border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Steel-engraved vignette title, frontispiece, 30 plates of views, map of Egypt, folding panorama of Alexandria, map of Thebes, 17 wood-engravings in the text. Lacking the front free endpaper, some light foxing to the plates, otherwise a good copy in a most attractive mid-Victorian binding. First published in 1849. Bartlett (1809-1854) had travelled in Egypt in 1845, making sketches of the scenery, and the fine steel-engravings in The Nile Boat are by some of the leading engravers of the day, including Cousen, Brandard, and Willmore. "[Bartlett's] drawings... often possess charm and delicacy and reveal the author's understanding of landscape and his ability to use light and shade with effect to enliven his scene" (El-Mudarris & Salmon, Romantic Travel through Bartlett's Engravings: from Europe to the Middle East, 2007, p. 17).

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        Officier du Regiment du Caucase des Cosaques en petite tenue.

      Mailand Milan am 8. Juli 1852 - Drawing in pencil, manuscript caption in Russian and French at the bottom; some foxing. Sheet dimensions: 15.6 x 16 cm. In contemporary mount. Fine, detailed pencil drawing of a Cossack officer from the Caucasus Linear Army on horseback. Drawn in Milan, it reminds the military plates published in Vienna by Trentsenskiy. Caucasus Linear Cossack Army was established in 1832 in the Northern Caucasus. Along with the Black Sea Cossack army it defended the Caucasus fortified line from the mouth of the Terek River to the mouth of the Kuban. ? 1860 it divided into the Kuban and Terek troops.

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        On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours, and on the Physical Connexion of Radiation, Absorption and Conduction," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of for the Year 1861, London 151, 1862, pp. 1-36

      COMPLETE EXTRACT WITH PLATE. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST QUANTIFICATION AND DEMONSTRATION THAT ATMOSPHERIC GASES ARE INFRARED EMITTERS, in other words, that they emit heat. What Tyndall discovered is considered "the first accurate account of how the atmosphere functions" (Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, 35). Prior to Tyndall, many believed that something like what we now call the Greenhouse Effect existed, but in this paper Tyndall was the first to demonstrate, quantify, and thus prove it. The plate depicting Tyndall's equipment is also present. John Tyndall was a prominent 19th century British physicist and he was also a mountaineer. "While climbing in the Alps, Tyndall studied glaciers. In the process, he became convinced that tens of thousands of years ago, all of northern Europe was covered by ice. For this theory to be true, Tyndall was forced to explain how the climate could warm dramatically enough to make so much ice disappear. Tyndall set up laboratory experiments to measure the amount of heat absorbed by various greenhouse gases and was the first scientist to measure the greenhouse effect" (Nuccitelli, Climatology Versus Pseudoscience), 3). Toward this end "in 1852, Tyndall developed the first "ratio spectrophotometer" (a long gas-filled tube with a thermopile) and used it to test the heat absorption of gases (Wenner Collection). The instrument used thermopile technology and its invention alone is considered seminal in the study of the history of the spectrographic study of the absorption of gases. Tyndall believed that he could explain heat within the Earth's atmosphere by using his spectrophotometer to study the capacities of some atmospheric gases to absorb radiant heat (also known as infared absorption). Tyndall's first report on the absorption of radiant energy by gases was reported to the Royal Society in 1859. In that paper, Tyndall wrote: "Different gases are thus shown to intercept radiant heat in different degrees" (Tyndall, 1859). What he did not do, however, was provide evidence - specifically, quantitative results and the names of the individual gases he was investigating. In the paper offered here, Tyndall presented his evidence. His quantitative analyses indicated that CO2, water vapor, and hydrocarbon gases, such as methane, were extremely efficient absorbers of radiant energy (this as compared with the oxygen and nitrogen that make up the bulk of the atmosphere). Tyndall showed that the emissive powers of the tested gases demonstrated a rank order that was the same as the absorptive powers of the given gases. Significantly, Tyndall further demonstrated that these gases re-emit heat. "Tyndall was quick to appreciate the implications of his discovery: the selectively transparent gases, he declared, were largely responsible for determining the planet's climate. He likened their impact to that of a dam built across a river: just as a dam 'causes a local deepening of the stream, so our atmosphere, thrown as a barrier across the terrestrial rays, produces a local heightening of the temperature at the earth's surface'" (Kolbert, 36; Tyndall, 1861). Tyndall concluded that water vapor absorbed the most radiant heat and is therefore the principal gas controlling air temperature (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse: "On the Construction of Specula of Six-Feet Aperture; and a Selection from the Observations of Nebulae Made with The", pp. 681-745. The original plans for Rosse's reflecting telescope were lost to history and this paper represents the most detailed information on its construction. With this telescope he discovered the spiral nature of some of the galaxies, and published the first illustrations of spiral nebulae; for seventy years it remained the largest telescope in the world. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete extract with copperplate engraving. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1861, 151, 1862. London: Taylor and Francis, Printers to the Royal Society (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 288 x 231mm). pp. 1-36. The plate evidences foxing but all figures are still very clear (see scan). The text has a few lightly toned areas but is largely bright and clean; very good condition.

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        Sketches between the Persian Gulf & Black Sea.

      London Dickinson 1852 - Large folio (55.2 x 41.7 cm). Contemporary olive-green morocco by J. Clarke (ink stamp on front free endpaper verso), spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco double lettering-pieces, sides with decorative gilt frames enclosing central gilt arms of Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland (1792–1865), wide gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine example. First edition of this rare lithographic plate book, finely bound for Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland, who as Lord Prudhoe, the second son of the second duke, had first travelled to Egypt and the Levant in 1826. In Cairo he met Edward William Lane, whose Arabic lexicon he subsequently sponsored, and other important Egyptologists, notably Jean-François Champollion. When he succeeded his brother as Duke of Northumberland, he maintained his particular interest in the Middle East alive by collecting antiquities, which later became the founding collection of the Oriental Museum at the University of Durham. Rare. OCLC lists four copies in Britain institutional holdings: two at the BL, and one each at the National Art Library and the V&A; three in the US (Yale, University of Michigan, and Trinity University, Coates Library); and one in Australia, at the State Library of NSW. The American University of Beirut lists a copy under the variant title, A Series of Lithographic Drawings from Sketches: Comprising the Undermentioned Subjects, Lying Principally between the Persian Gulf & the Black Sea, which seems to be the same work. A note in a Sotheby's catalogue suggests that the work appears also to have been published under the title Sketches of Nineveh and the Holy Land (ref. Sotheby's sale, 13 October 1999, lot 256), but the work is not listed under that title in OCLC. We trace only four complete copies sold at auction going back to 1967. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820 to 1859. He joined in partnership with Francis Bedford in 1841 and they worked together until 1859, from when Bedford worked on his own. Nothing is recorded of Clarke after this date. The plates comprise: 1 Sculptures at Nimroud-Lions; 2 Moosul; 3 Hît; 4 Distant view of Mount Ararat; Arab encampment near the Birs Nimroud (2 on one sheet); 5 Sheikh Adi; 6 Baghdad; 7 Roman ruin on the way to Palmyra; 8 Sculptures in the Mount at Nimroud; 9 A night with the Nestorian patriarch in the village of Be-a-latha; 10 Ruined fortress of Hoschab; 11 Sculptures in the Mound at Nimroud; 12 Vignette of camels' heads; Hussein, Sheikh of the Alouins; 13 Damascus; 14 Lake Van and town of Ardische; 15 Tank Kesra. Ctesiphon; 16 Town and fortress of Van. Armenia; 17 Leezan; 18 Amadia;19 Julamerk; 20 Interior of the Koordish chief's house in the village of Espinadar; 21 Palmyra (folding panorama); 22 Erzroom; 23 Sspian Dagh; 24 Kerbela. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Journals Of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c

      Richard Bentley 1852, London - xx, [4], 284, [4], pp., Bound in a modern blue buckram, but untrimmed, with a dark blue title label. Illustrated with two maps and twenty lithograph plates. Rebound with new tissue guards for all of the plates. One repaired with Japanese paper renforcing the edges, another with marginal insect damage. Scattered foxing. Bookplate of The Ruskin Galleries, Bembridge on the front pastedown. A couple of years ago, we purchased the residue of the library of Bembridge School. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

      National Illustrated Library, London 1852 - Volume I rear hinge and headband professionally repaired, light tone, corner bumps, residue of bookplates on both front paste-downs, owner's signature on Vol II front free endpaper, light rub, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcovers. ; Two of two volumes, complete set. Second, Illustrated, Edition of this classic work. Contents: v. 1. The Mississippi scheme. The south-sea bubble. The tulipomania. The alchymists. Modern prophecies. Fortune-telling. The magnetisers. Influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard; v. 2. The crusades. The witch mania. The slow poisoners. Haunted houses. Popular follies of great cities. Popular admiration of great thieves. Duels and ordeals. Relics. Nice two-volume set of the first illustrated edition, the 1852 Second Edition, in original cloth. ; viii, 303; viii, 324, 4 ad in 2v pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex.

      New York: Published by the author 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 48 pp.. 1852 Cataloguers have universally identified "George Gregory" of the title- and copyright pages as the famous English physician (1790–1853), teacher, textbook writer, and advocate of vaccination. This is patently wrong. The author is based in the U.S. as is made clear by reading the pamphlet: The English George Gregory never lived in the U.S., and, indeed, on p. 18 we are told that George is the brother of Samuel Gregory, a founder of the Boston Female Medical College. George Gregory seeks here to champion his brother's cause of educating women to minister medically to women, especially but not exclusively as midwives in the broadest terms. "Does the fact that a man practises medicine give him any right to invade his neighbor's wife . . . ?" Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only five U.S. institutions reporting ownership. Removed from a nonce volume, with the two plates (which would have been near-pornographic in their time) torn out and present in laid-in facsimile, thus lowering the price considerably. Lightly age-toned, with a little foxing and spotting only.

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        Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston - 1852. First edition, first issue. Octavo moss-green cloth stamped in blind. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine just slightly sunned and a tiny bump to the upper spine, else a fine, clean copy. Peter Parley to Penrod p.6: BAL7606. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 1852-1854. Zus. 5 S., 8°. „Ab 1830 zog Paris zahlreiche Einwanderer an, die sich vor allem im Osten der Stadt, in den Vierteln um den Canal Saint-Martin und in der Nähe des damaligen Vorortes La Villette niederließen. Dort waren sehr viele Betriebe entstanden, die Arbeitskräfte benötigten. In den 1840er Jahren zählte man 80.000 bis 100.000 deutsche Handwerker und Arbeiter, die in Paris lebten. Um diese Gemeinde seelsorgerisch zu betreuen, gründete der Jesuitenpater Jean-Joseph Chable eine Mission, die als Versammlungsraum zunächst eine Fabrikhalle nutzte. Später wurde eine Kapelle aus Holz errichtet und 1865/66 baute der Architekt Douillard für die aus Deutschland eingewanderten Arbeiter die Kapelle Saint-Joseph-des-Allemands. Bereits 1851 hatte die deutsche Jesuitenmission das Gelände zwischen der Rue Lafayette und dem Quai de Valmy am Canal Saint-Martin erworben. Unterstützt wurde der Bau der Kirche vom österreichischen Kaiser Franz Joseph I. und durch Spenden aus Deutschland und Luxemburg. 1882 musste die Mission aus Geldmangel einen Teil des Grundstücks verkaufen und es wurde ein Wohnhaus vor die Kirche gebaut, sodass die Kirche seitdem nur durch eine Passage von der Rue Lafayette aus zu erreichen ist [...]“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Chable, Jesuiten, Jesuit, Paris, Frankreich, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First edition. 50 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full crushed deep blue morocco, elaborately gilt by Root & Son, with gilt turn-ins, t.e.g., and violet silk pastedowns and flyleaves, in a slipcase, and the stamp of Boston bookseller, Charles E. Lauriat. First edition. 50 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pretty, witty Nell, as Samuel Pepys referred to her, was the long-time mistress of Charles II, and the pre-eminent actress of Restoration England. The volume contains many portraits of Nell, Charles II, and many of their famous contemporaries, such as John Dryden, Godfrey Kneller, Aphra Behn, and others.

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        Gesamtans., "Vue de Montjoie, coté de l' Est ( Province Rhenane)".

      - Lithographie n. u. v. Ponsart de Malmedy b. Simonau & Toovey, 1852, 32,7 x 43 Sehr selten!!! Blick von einer Aussichtsterrasse zur Stadt, im Vordergrund ein Maler ( sitzend). Der Künstler ?

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        Journals Of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c

      London: Richard Bentley 1852. xx, [4], 284, [4], pp., Bound in a modern blue buckram, but untrimmed, with a dark blue title label. Illustrated with two maps and twenty lithograph plates. Rebound with new tissue guards for all of the plates. One repaired with Japanese paper renforcing the edges, another with marginal insect damage. Scattered foxing. Bookplate of The Ruskin Galleries, Bembridge on the front pastedown. A couple of years ago, we purchased the residue of the library of Bembridge School. . Very Good. Buckram. First Edition. 1852. Large 8vo..

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        Die Belagerungen der Festung Ofen in den Jahren 1686 und 1849. Nach authentischen Berichten und Tagebüchern herausgegeben.

      Budapest, Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1852. - circa 22,5 x 14,5 cm. 3 Bll., 161 SS., 3 sehr grosse, mehrfach gefaltete Pläne mit vielen Details Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe des Privatdruckes, der 1853 nachgedruckt wurde, aber in allen Auflage selten komplett mit allen 3 sehr grossen Karten zu finden ist. Diese geben die Pläne von Fontana und Juvigni wieder; ein dritter zeigt die neuere Belagerung i - Kaum gebräunt, wenig angestaubt, kleines, privates Etikett, etwas beschabt, insgesamt jedoch schön. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de science, d'art et d'histoire militaires. 2e série. Bd. 3 - 38 in 119 (statt 120) Lieferungen. Paris 1852-62. Mit 49 (38 gefalt.) lithographischen Karten u. Plänen. Or.-Umschläge; angestaubt, einige mit Einrissen.

      - Recueil de science, d'art et d'histoire militaires. 2e série. Bd. 3 - 38 in 119 (statt 120) Lieferungen. Paris 1852-62. Mit 49 (38 gefalt.) lithographischen Karten u. Plänen. Or.-Umschläge; angestaubt, einige mit Einrissen. Umfangreiches Teilstück der traditionsreichen militärhistorischen u. militärwissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift. Die historischen Aufsätze behandeln meist kriegsgeschichtliche Ereignisse von den napoleonischen Kriegen an, so z.B. den russ.-türk. Krieg, den Krim-Krieg, die italienischen Einigungskriege, die französ.-österreichischen Auseinandersetzungen in Italien (Solferino), die Kämpfe der Kolonialmächte in Nordafrika, Indien etc. Ein langer Beitrag gibt eine ausführliche Militärgeschichte Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert. Eher belustigend wirkt der Beitrag über die persische Feldartillerie mit auf Dromedaren montierten leichten Geschützen (illustriert). - Unbeschnitten. Es fehlt die letzte Lieferung in Bd. 16.

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        NEW YORK & ERIE RAILROAD, FREIGHT TARIFF . Rates of toll . between New York and Dunkirk .

      1852 - The New York & Erie Railroad was finally completed in 1851. This is a wonderful full size broadside 24" X 19" that was issued by Charles Minot, Superintendent, April 20th. 1852. The Rates of Toll are listed between New York and Dunkirk on Lake Erie. There are two nice images of a steam boat and railroad engine with cars. Once folded and now in a matted frame. A little discoloration at the former folds. This is perhaps the first broadside of the now completed route to Lake Erie.

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        Les Pappillons Metamorphoses Terrestres des Peuples de l`Air

      Gabriel de Gonet [1852] - A first edition of Les Pappillons showcasing Varin`s masterful copperplate engravings. Varin became a student of Charles and Geoffrey Rouargue Emile when he moved to Paris at a very young age, and gradually moved up the artistic ranks, preparing plates for Granville, then illustrating himself Droleries Vegetales and Les Papillons. He was well-known for his mixing of artistic mediums, as shown in this 2 v. set, which includes 35 plates of stunning hand-coloured copperplate engravings. The colours were probably done in watercolour. A few marks and some minor foxing to the contents, as usual. In a beautiful green quarter-leather binding with marbled boards, some wear to edges and corners, title to spine gilt, gilt-ruled. Small brown stains to the front endpapers of v.1, along with a small rip, a little chipping, and a crease. Browning to pages (mostly in margins), as usual. Stamp on the half-title of v.2. Otherwise a nice set and plates bright. An extremely rare 2 v. set of Les Pappillons illustrated beautifully in colour by Varin. Not dated, but presumed to be published around 1852. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FACSIMILE OF THE ILLUSTRATED ARCTIC NEWS, PUBLISHED ON BOARD H.M.S. RESOLUTE: CAPT. HORATIO T. AUSTIN, C.B. IN SEARCH OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER SIR JOHN FRANKLIN

      London, 1852. Folio. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt, rebacked. Minor repairs to corners. Boards slightly soiled. Diagonal repaired tear in front free endpaper and titlepage, minor thumb-soiling. A few small closed tears into leaves. Numerous colored lithographic illustrations. Very good. A well-executed lithographic reproduction of the newspaper produced on board the H.M.S. Resolute while in search of the lost Franklin Expedition. The newspaper was based on THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, mixing text with lively color illustrations picturing life aboard a naval vessel in the mid-19th century. Also includes eyewitness accounts of evidence gathering from the Erebus and Terror. The work is presented with two preliminary leaves, followed by the five issues of the periodical, ending with two leaves of miscellaneous "Arctic sketches." A rare and famous work. ABBEY 639. SABIN 23608.

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        Deutsche Grafen-Häuser der Gegenwart in heraldischer, historischer und genealogischer Beziehung. 3 Bände (komplett). Band 1: A-K. Band 2: L-Z. Band 3: A-Z (Fortsetzung).

      Leipzig, T. O. Weigel, 1852-1854. 8°. VII, 503, X, 741, VIII, 496 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Mit Abbildungen der Familienwappen. Band 1 mit teils deutlichem Wasserand, alle Bände durchgehend stockfleckig, Einbände berieben. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Adel, Adelsgeschichte / history of aristocracy; Ahnenforschung / Genealogie / genealogy; Familiengeschichte / familiy history; Heraldik / heraldry; Kulturgeschichte / culture history; Stammtafel, Stammbaum / pedigree; Wappen, Wappenkunde / coat of arms, heraldry

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        ANSEI KAISEI FUKYO OEDO EZU: LARGE ANSEI-KAISEI PERIOD MAP OF THE OLD EDO [TOKYO] AREA.

      A GRAND WOODBLOCK-COLOR PRINTED WALL MAP OF EDO [Edo ca.1852] - , Suwahara. Gold brocade silk cloth over boardscolor woodblock printed, very clean, neatly rebacked, minorloss to old folds, rubbing to covers, facsimile title slip,105 x 98.5 cm., very solid, bright copy, folding map. RARE! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A COMPENDIOUS GRAMMAR OF THE FEEJEEAN LANGUAGE; WITH EXAMPLES OF NATIVE IDIOMS. [bound with:] A FEEJEEAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY: WITH EXAMPLES OF COMMON AND PECULIAR MODES OF EXPRESSION, AND USES OF WORDS. ALSO CONTAINING BRIEF HINTS ON NATIVE CUSTOMS, PROVERBS, THE NATIVE NAMES OF THE NATURAL PRODUCTIONS OF THE ISLANDS, NOTICES OF THE ISLANDS OF FEEJEE, AND A LIST OF THE FOREIGN WORDS INTRODUCED

      Vewa, Feejee: Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1852. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, raised bands. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. These works were printed by Edward Martin, a Frenchman who was wrecked in an American ship among the Fiji Islands in a hurricane in 1848. Printing began in the Fiji Islands in Buthainambua in 1839 and continued, in fits and starts due to native politics and wars, until it was firmly established in Viwa in 1844. The mission press was the only press in Fiji until a commercial press was established in 1868. "The most notable book printed during this time was David Hazlewood's often reprinted COMPENDIOUS GRAMMAR... and FIJIAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY. This was first printed in two parts in 1852 in an edition of 700..." - Lingenfelter. The NUC locates four copies (OC, RPB, IEG, NN). The NSTC adds copies at Cambridge, British Library, and Bodleian. SNOW 4550, 4551. TAYLOR, p.389. LINGENFELTER, p.65.

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        On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours, and on the Physical Connexion of Radiation, Absorption and Conduction" (Tyndall, pp. 1-36) WITH "On the Construction of Specula of Six-Feet Aperture; and a Selection from the Observations of Nebulae Made with Them" (Parsons, pp. 681-745) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of for the Year 1861, London 151, 1862

      COMPLETE, FULL VOLUME FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST QUANTIFICATION AND DEMONSTRATION THAT ATMOSPHERIC GASES ARE INFRARED EMITTERS, in other words, that they emit heat. What Tyndall discovered is considered "the first accurate account of how the atmosphere functions" (Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, 35). Prior to Tyndall, many believed that something like what we now call the Greenhouse Effect existed, but in this paper Tyndall was the first to demonstrate, quantify, and thus prove it. The original plate depicting Tyndall's equipment is also present, along with 35 other copperplate engravings. John Tyndall was a prominent 19th century British physicist and he was also a mountaineer. "While climbing in the Alps, Tyndall studied glaciers. In the process, he became convinced that tens of thousands of years ago, all of northern Europe was covered by ice. For this theory to be true, Tyndall was forced to explain how the climate could warm dramatically enough to make so much ice disappear. Tyndall set up laboratory experiments to measure the amount of heat absorbed by various greenhouse gases and was the first scientist to measure the greenhouse effect" (Nuccitelli, Climatology Versus Pseudoscience), 3). Toward this end "in 1852, Tyndall developed the first "ratio spectrophotometer" (a long gas-filled tube with a thermopile) and used it to test the heat absorption of gases (Wenner Collection). The instrument used thermopile technology and its invention alone is considered seminal in the study of the history of the spectrographic study of the absorption of gases. Tyndall believed that he could explain heat within the Earth's atmosphere by using his spectrophotometer to study the capacities of some atmospheric gases to absorb radiant heat (also known as infared absorption). Tyndall's first report on the absorption of radiant energy by gases was reported to the Royal Society in 1859. In that paper, Tyndall wrote: "Different gases are thus shown to intercept radiant heat in different degrees" (Tyndall, 1859). What he did not do, however, was provide evidence - specifically, quantitative results and the names of the individual gases he was investigating. In the paper offered here, Tyndall presented his evidence. His quantitative analyses indicated that CO2, water vapor, and hydrocarbon gases, such as methane, were extremely efficient absorbers of radiant energy (this as compared with the oxygen and nitrogen that make up the bulk of the atmosphere). Tyndall showed that the emissive powers of the tested gases demonstrated a rank order that was the same as the absorptive powers of the given gases. Significantly, Tyndall further demonstrated that these gases re-emit heat. "Tyndall was quick to appreciate the implications of his discovery: the selectively transparent gases, he declared, were largely responsible for determining the planet's climate. He likened their impact to that of a dam built across a river: just as a dam 'causes a local deepening of the stream, so our atmosphere, thrown as a barrier across the terrestrial rays, produces a local heightening of the temperature at the earth's surface'" (Kolbert, 36; Tyndall, 1861). Tyndall concluded that water vapor absorbed the most radiant heat and is therefore the principal gas controlling air temperature (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse: "On the Construction of Specula of Six-Feet Aperture; and a Selection from the Observations of Nebulae Made with The", pp. 681-745. The original plans for Rosse's reflecting telescope were lost to history and this paper represents the most detailed information on its construction. With this telescope he discovered the spiral nature of some of the galaxies, and published the first illustrations of spiral nebulae; for seventy years it remained the largest telescope in the world. CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1861, 151, 1862. London: Taylor and Francis, Printers to the Royal Society (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 288 x 231mm). [12], 7, [1], 839, [5]. 36 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Very small ex-libris stamp on the rear of the title page and on the first page of the Tyndall (see image). Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        Narrative of the Voyage of the H.M.S.Rattlesnake, Commanded by the late Capt. Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. etc., during the Years 1846-1850 including Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea, the Louisade Archipelago, etc., to which is Added the Account of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition for the Exploration of Cape York Peninsula

      T. & W. Boone 1852 - London: T & W. Boone, 1852. First edition in 2 volumes. Ex-libris but in VG+ condition. No foxing to text or to plates which are clear-stamped 'Brooklyn Public Library'. Beautifully rebound in brown calf and marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Nordamerikanische Landwirth. Ein Handbuch für Ansiedler in den Vereinigten Staaten.

      Frankfurt, G. F. Heyer, 1852. Zweite, mit 1 Karte des Staates \"Michigan\" vermehrte Auflage. XIV, 399 S. Mit 247 Holzstichabbildungen und 1 gefalt. lithogr. Karte. Gr.-8°, OPappbd. mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Sabin 24696. Howes F 174. - Wenig fleckig, etwas wasserrandig, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Tableau De L'Univers

      Martial Ardant Freres, Limoges and Paris 1852 - Ta bleau DeL'Univers. By E. Cortambert. Published by Martial Ardant Freres. in 1852. French language. A First Edition. Size: 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches or 11 x 18.5 cms. Page number: 249. Hardcover. Blue embossed boards, once gilded. The contents include 'A Glance at the Universe'- the sun, planets, satellites, comets and the earth in relation to these celestial objects. Then the physical geography of the earth , its peoples and population, Europe and France in particular, and then Asia, Africa , America and Oceania. There are two engraved images; one showing the peoples of Africa (Egyptian, Senegalese, Cogolese, Monomotapian) , the other showing the peoples of Asia (Chinese, Mongolian, Kamtschatkan and Siberian). Condition: Very Good. The boards are worn and the corners bumped. The binding remains tight however. The gilding has worn off the front of the book but remains reasonably bright on the back. The pages within are a little browned at the edges but clean and un-thumbed. The tissue that covers the first image has been a little cut. There is no tissue covering the second. There is no Jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northwood, or, Life North And South: Showing the True Character of Both

      H. Long & Brother, New York 1852 - In excellent condition for the vintage, with some professional repairs. ¿Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788-1879) released her first version of this novel in 1827, and it was embraced as one of the first novels depicting slavery in the U.S. After working a number of years as an editor, she released this new illustrated edition in 1852. Hale is best known as the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb," and her work to establish Thanksgiving as an American holiday. Even so, it could be argued that her most influential work was her 40 years as the editor of the notable "Godey's Lady's Book," a journal that profoundly shaped trends in taste, fashion and design in the 19th century. Covers have elaborate blind tooling on front and back, gilt on spine. Book has been professionally rebacked, preserving original spine piece. Hinges of book were professionally reinforced. Binding is secure and firm. Brown cloth over boards is bubbling in places, with lightly bumped corners and minimal rubbing or staining. Inside pages are free of marginalia and underlining. Front fly page has owner's info in pencil. Pastedowns and feps have moderate smudges and foxing. Scattered light foxing throughout, with a little more on a couple pages, mostly in margins. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. 408 pages. 5 x 7.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Far off; or, Asia and Australia described : with anecdotes and numerous illustrations / by the author of The peep of day, &c. &c.

      London : T. Hatchard 1852 - Physical description; xvi, 316, 36 p. : ill., map (folded) ; 18 cm. Printer statement on t.p. verso. Impression; Sixth thousand. Publisher's catalog, dated June, 1854 on 36 p. at end. Subjects; Asia - Description and travel. Australia - Description and travel. New endpapers. Good to very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 316 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston & New York: C.C.Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, 1852. Volume I only, large octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey (on india paper mounted, the mount backed onto thin card, 48 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son (1-12 on thick paper backed onto thin card, 13-24 on thick paper (as usual); 25-48 on india paper mounted onto thin card), numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Contemporary black half morocco over purple cloth-covered boards, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments An extraordinary, possibly unique copy of the first volume from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese): here with the plates on India paper and mounted to card. The 48 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberries. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp. The extraordinary feature of the present selection is that it includes plates presented in three forms: two of which are different from the usually encountered plates. The first 12 and the final 24 plates are all in an unusual form, printed on India paper and mounted. The Oak Spring set included a supplementary volume that sounds similar, described as "28 leaves of proofs of 29 of the plates, 27 of them printed on India paper, then mounted on heavier paper". The reason for the plates printed in this fashion is not clear, but a possible explanation is that this volume represents an early trial in the printing of the plates. The images are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates, although there is also a New York edition that is considered complete with only 48 plates. Cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61.

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        Historisch-topographische Nachrichten über Leoben und die Umgegend, besonders in Bezug auf die Montan-Industrie.

      Graz, A. Leykam‘s Erben, 1852 (Umschlag: 1851). 8°. Mit 4 (1 gefalt.) lithogr. Tafeln. 2 Bll., 93 (1) S., 2 Bll., (Orig.-?)HLwd. d. Zt. m. mont. illustr. lithogr. OUmschlag. Erstausgabe. - „Ich habe schon im Jahre 1824 die Geschichte der Stadt Leoben [...] datenmäßig dargestellt [...]. Da sich dieses Geschichtwerk zu Leoben noch in vielen Händen befindet, so bedarf es nur der Fortsetzung seit 1824. Ich habe nun [...] diese Geschichte nicht nur mit den wichtigsten Ereignissen bis 1850 ergänzt, sondern, da die Stadt und Umgebung seitdem mit den bedeutendsten technischen Werken und Bergbauen bereichert wurden [...], so habe ich diese in wenig Jahren erfolgten Fortschritte der Montanindustrie mit den verläßlichsten Daten auszustatten Gelegenheit gefunden [...]“ (Vorrede). - Enth. die vier Ansichten „Der Stadtplatz in Leoben“, „Das Hufeisenkreuz“, „Ansicht der unteren Mittergasse in Leoben“ u. (gefalt.) „Das Burgfriedsthor von Göss“. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Vorderdeckel u. Titel gestempelt. Vorderes Innengelenk gelockert. Die erste Tafel knapp beschnitten (Bildunterschrift etw. angeschnitten), eine Tafel aufgezogen u. die gefalt. Tafel im unteren Rand hinterlegt. Durchg. unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Nebehay/W., 2. Nachtrag 1061; Schlossar 181; Stmk. LB, Kat. d. Styriaca 68. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Graf, Historisch-topographische Nachrichten über Leoben und die Umgegend, besonders in Bezug auf die Montan-Industrie, Montanistik, Bergbau, Eisenwesen

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        Tales of Mystery, Imagination, & Humour; and Poems

      Henry Vizetelly, 1852. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1852. 252 pages. No dust jacket. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Severely hinge cracked with detached shell and loose pages. Noticeable soiling, foxing, tanning and handling marks with faint pencil marking and inscription of previous owners name at front pages. Intermittent dog-eared corners with chipping along page edges. Contains B&W illustrations. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with splitting along edges and missing piece at top. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. Noticeable tearing and erosion to marbled covering.

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        [MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, AND PLATS OF THE SQUARES AND LOTS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. PRINTED IN PURSUANCE OF A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES]

      [Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down. Binding rubbed and worn. Old stain throughout. Folding maps with tears repaired on versos, with no loss. One plat map leaf (number 24) torn with a small amount of loss; a closed tear in another leaf with no loss. An occasional light fox mark. Good. Lacks the titlepage. An remarkable cartographic study of Washington, D.C. in the decade before the Civil War. The folding maps show, respectively, the "Territory of Columbia"; "Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia...," a very detailed rendering of the streets and blocks designated by number, with "Observations explanatory of the Plan" and a long note regarding the "Breadth of the Streets"; and a larger, even more detailed map of the city with a list of special attractions referenced on the map. This map was engraved by W.J. Stone, and is based on Andrew Ellicott's earlier map of the District. The 159 numbered leaves of the book, printed on the rectos only and interleaved with blank leaves, correspond to the number squares on this large "key" map. The plat maps show "zoom views" of the various blocks, and the division of lots within them, each leaf generally illustrating four to six "squares." Laid into this copy is a later street directory of Washington, extracted from another work. A handsome plat atlas of Washington, D.C. PHILLIPS ATLASES, p.266.

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        Map of the City of New York 1852

      D.T. Valentine, 1852. unbound. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 15 1/2" x 20 3/4". This beautiful map of New York City was issued in the 1852 edition of Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of New York and features fire districts. The map essentially divides Manhattan into two sections to fit on a single sheet. The lower map extends from the Battery to 57th Street while the upper map extends north from 57th street to Spuyten Dyvill Creek in what is today Inwood. Both maps identify streets, parks, squares, piers, ferry lines, forts, etc. City wards, and fire districts are numbered and outlined in color and corporation and private piers are labeled. Lower Manhattan, which was far more populated than the northern parts at the time, reveals far more detail with blocks shaded in and important individual buildings identified. Blackwell's Island (Roosevelt Island), Ward's Island and Randel's Island are also identified. The proposed area for Central Park is shown. This edition of the map was lithographed by G. Hayward and issued in the 1852 edition of the "Manual of The Corporation of the City of New York." It is in good condition with minor browning at the folds. Minor offsetting. <br><br>David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and began publishing the "Manual for the Corporation of the City of New York" in 1841. The Manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York that included facts about the City of New York, city history, city council information, and reported on the progress of public works such as Central Park. Popularly called Valentine's Manuals, the texts were richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. This map provides a fascinating look at the rapid development of New York City.

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        Historia de la Antigua o Baja California [and] Relacion Historica de la Vida del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra.

      Juan Navarro, Mejico 1852 - Large 8vo., title page, [vi], 252, + 3 leaves appendix for both volumes; there are two title pages. Text printed in double columns. (Howes; Cowan, et al.) This book occasionally appears by itself, at other times with the Vida de Serra included, as in our copy: no priority has been established. In fact, in the introduction by the publisher to the Serra biography, they state that the inclusion of this work, despite it's pious framework, was to complete this history of the Californias, both Lower and Upper. Clavijero (1731 - 87) was expelled from his native land, along with the rest of the Jesuits, in 1767. He settled in Italy, to which is due both of his works, the History of Mexico and this one, to be published first in Italian in Italy, posthumously in 1789 in four volumes. There is still some dispute whether he wrote in Italian or Spanish. His history of Mexico is considered one of the best of the early histories of the subject, fully recognizing the values of the early pre-Conquest civilizations. His history of Baja California contains passages relating to the foundation of the mission at San Francisco, as well as material on Kino, Uriarte, Consag and Salvatierra -- all Jesuit confreres working in those harsh lands of Baja California and the Pimeria, today Arizona. The Palou volume is of course essential reading for the early history of Northern California. This is the second edition of the Vida of Serra. Contemporary Mexican binding, 1/4 leather over orange pebbled boards, some wear to boards but very nice copy, text free of staining and foxing; leather spine with gilt title material and fleurons. On front paste-down is a Mexico City bookseller's ticket: "Se vende en la alacena de Pedro Castro, portal de Mercaderes entrada de la calle de Plateros." Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description of a Skeleton of] The Mastodon Giganteus of North America

      Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1852 - Quarto, 10.25 x 13.25 inches. Original red cloth, with gilt image of the mastodon embossed on front. First edition. Top edges gilt. PAGINATION: two front free endpapers; tipped in frontispiece; tipped in ornate title page with engraved color vignette; pp. [i]-viii, comprising a shorter title page, dedication page, "Prefatory Remarks" & table of contents; pp. 1-219; plates II to XXVI, most of them with a tipped in typed copy of the relevant author's note from the "Explanation of Vignette and Plates" which concludes the main text; & finally a large (28 x 20 inches) printed engraving of the entire skeleton. The second front free endpaper has the ownership stamp of the Florida Geologic Survey above the ornate handwritten presentation inscription: "Library of Harv. [crossed out] Nat. Hist. Society from The Author". Tipped onto this page is a long typed description dated 1941 "Copied by Herman Gunter while in New York from a placard exhibited with the Warren Mastodon mount". Each of the plates is stamped "Harvard Nat. Hist. Society Library". CONDITION: Spine cloth & cover corners are new, with title & author in gilt. Main text pages are free of foxing, but prelims & plates show light to moderate foxing. One plate lacking, & the fragile fold-out plate has unfortunately been "repaired" along the folds with an early kind of cellophane tape that turned brown. Minor shelf wear to top & bottom of covers. Good to VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

      New York: Published by the Author. For Sale by Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau St., 1852. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second edition. Appears to include 174 of the 181 plates called for. Professionally rebacked with original backstrips laid down, nearly invisibly, though new endpapers were added which are obviously newer paper stock. Minor damage still evident to spines, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. lviii, 720; vii, 584; 592 pp. 8vo. Full leather, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules. Includes numerous color plates, including a fold-out frontispiece in volume 2. We found no complete sets offered in the trade or at auction. Hoolihan 245: 'The first edition of Beach's three-volume American practice of medicine was published in New York in 1833, and the second in 1836... These three volumes are illustrated with 181 hand-colored lithographic plates and numerous wood engravings in-text. The utility of chromatic illustrations of pathological conditions doubtless came to Beach during his medical tour of Europe in 1848-49. Excepting the botanical plates in volume three, the numerous colored lithographs constitute a kind of poor man's Cruveilhier, whose pathological specimens at the Museum Dupuytren in Paris Beach notes in the introduction (I:xxxiv), and whose atlas he must have known. The surgical volume contains the greatest number of wood engravings, many of which are crudely copied from the surgical texts of such authors as Astley Cooper and Robert Liston.'

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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards, 1852. Third European edition, first state. 563pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Full black leather with decorative blind stamping to boards. Title gilt on backstrip. Near fine. Minor and discreet repair to head of backstrip. There is a short closed tear to the rose colored front endsheet that has been mended with Japanese tissue. A very nice copy. This edition of the Book of Mormon is significant because the stereotype plates were used for all subsequent printings until the 1879 edition. Crawley 688. Flake/Draper 601

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        Recherches bibliographiques et critiques sur les éditions originales des cinq livres du roman satirique de Rabelais et sur les différences de texte qui se font remarquer particulièrement dans le premier livre du Pantagruel et dans le Gargantua

      L. Potier 1852 - - L. Potier, Paris 1852, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur grand vélin. binding en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, spine à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés aux centres desquels le chiffre couronné et doré de Clément de Ris est répété cinq fois, date dorée en queue, enacrdement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, binding légèrement postérieure signée de Dupré. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement quelques témoins de certains feuillets. Ex-dono et indication manuscrite à la plume de Clément de Ris en tête d'une garde et en son regard. Exemplaire en grand papier agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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