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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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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 !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lang, Wiesbaden & Rennerod]
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        FINE HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 SEAWEED SPECIMENS IN SUPERB VICTORIAN ALBUM

      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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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

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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.

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York, with Parts of the Adjoining States and Canada

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1852. Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Census table in the top left. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. (Short separations). Decorative mid-19th century pocket map of New York State. The map depicts the entire state, with all counties identified, as well as the northeast quarter of Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut, western Massachusetts and nearly all of Vermont. Many towns are identified, as are roads, waterways and railroads.

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        The papers of Francis Charles Trevor, a British officer in service of the East India Company

      various, various. various. "Archive of nine documents, most of which concern the military career of Francis Charles Trevor, an artillery officer who served in India from 1852 to 1878. Over the course of his career, Trevor rose from the rank of Second Lieutenant to full Colonel. The documents bear the expected folds, light soiling, else very good condition overall.Of particular interest are three commissions issued for the East India Company including examples signed by William Maynard Gomm (1784-1875) as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Umballa, Bengal, February 23, 1853; George Harris, 3rd Baron Harris (1810-1872) as Governor of Madras Presidency, May 14, 1858; and Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863) as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Simlah, Bengal, August 24, 1859. The collection also includes four commissions signed in the name of Queen Victoria by Field Marshal Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) as Commander in Chief of the Forces, including examples dated March 3, 1863; July 10, 1872; November 13, 1872; and January 15, 1878. The collection also includes a Partly-printed Document Signed, 2 pages, London, May 21, 1883 appointing Trevor ""a Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath..."" as well as a passport issued to one of Trevor's relatives, Charles Edward Trevor, dated October 4, 1898, for ""travelling on the Continent."" (Reference: John Burke, et al, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain... 1849) "

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        Discoveries In Egypt, Ethiopia, And The Peninsula Of Sinai, In The Years 1842-1845 During the Mission Sent Out by His Majesty William IV. of Prussia

      London: Richard Bentley 1852 - London: Richard Bentley, 1852, First Edition. 8vo. - 22.8cm. [xvi], 455 pp. with half-title. folding engraved map. tinted lithographed frontis. several text illus. An excellent copy in original publisher's blind-stamped blue-cloth. This is the first edition of the English translation by Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie. Richard Lepsius, was a celebrated German Egyptologist. He was sent to Egypt by the King of Prussia at the urging of Bunsen and Humboldt to conduct historical and antiquarian research into the ancient Egyptian monuments in the valley of the Nile and the peninsula of Sinai. Assisted by several artists, he investigated the antiquities of the country during the years 1842 - 1845. Lepsius sent 15,000 Egyptian antiquities and plaster casts back to Berlin. He also excavated the site of the Labyrinth of Fayum. The official results of the expedition were published at the expense of the Prussian state over a period of sixteen years, from 1897 to 1913, in parts containing a total of 900 plates. This account, dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt, consists of letters comprising a journal and describing day-to-day activities written to Frederick of Prussia, von Humboldt, Bunsen, and others. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 376. Gay 77. Blackmer 1008. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Complete SET of 7 maps, comprising World map (‘Planisphere’), North America (with Independent Texas), South America, Africa, Asia, Pacific and Europe, all surrounded by very decorative scenes, portraits, animals, etc designed by Raimond Bonheur. Engraved by Laguillermie for

      Victor Levasseur’s Atlas National Illustré ca. 1852 - 29x41cm each. All maps in original outline colour, the decorative scenes surrounding the maps uncoloured as issued. Excellent condition. The complete set of 7 maps

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        VIEW OF THE FIRE IN SACRAMENTO CITY ON THE NIGHT OF 2d & 3d OF NOVEMBER 1852, TAKEN FROM THE LEVEE. LOSS: TEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!!! [caption title]

      San Francisco: Lith. & Pub. by Justh, Quirot & Co., 1852. Pictorial letter sheet, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, on blue wove paper. Light wear along the edges. Very good. A stunning view of a tremendous fire in Sacramento, captured in a dramatic nighttime scene. The sky is filled with billowing smoke and shooting flames as buildings burn in the center of the image and futile attempts are made to douse the flames. People, crates, and barrels cover the levee in the foreground. By 1851, Sacramento, not yet the capital of California, was an important center of communication and supplies for the mining camps, and the fires and floods that occasionally hit the city were events of major interest. This letter sheet was produced by Justh, Quirot & Co., one of the first and most important lithographic firms in San Francisco. This copy bears a stamp in blue ink in the left lower margin reading "Noisy Carrier's Publishing House / Long Wharf San Francisco / Charles P. Kimball Proprietor," which is not mentioned by either Baird or Clifford. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 305. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.138.

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        MÜNCHEN. Blick auf München von Süden, vom Ufer zwischen Giesing und Harlaching. Vorne die unregulierte Isar mit einem Angler, dazu ein Steg und Häuser, im Hintergrund die Frauenkirche, St. Peter und Hl.-Geist.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, monogr. "C(arl) L(ossow)" und dat. 1852, 24,5 x 19 cm. Der 1835 in München geborne Lossow, ein Schüler von Foltz, starb schon 1861 auf einer Italienreise mit dem Prinzen von Meiningen. - Auf starkes Zeichenpapier, im Himmel durchgehend leicht fleckig. Atmosphärisch sehr duftiges Blatt in harmonischer Farbgebung.

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        Halurgische Geologie. 2 Bände.

      Stuttgart Cotta 1852 - (22,5 x 14 cm). XVI, 570 S./ XII, 413 (3) S. Mit 130 Abbildungen und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Moderne Halblederbände. Erste Ausgabe seines umfangreichsten Werkes. - Alberti (1795-1878), u.a. Verwalter der Saline in Friedrichshall und Berater des Königs von Württemberg, gehört neben Quenstedt zu den Begründern der schwäbischen Geologie. "Die Alberti'sche Gliederung des Trias ist für Deutschland maßgebend geblieben und hat sich auch im Auslande eingebürgert" (Darmstaedter). "After Quenstedt, Alberti must be reckoned one of the founders of the geology of southwest Germany. His investigations of the Triassic period and its fossils were of fundamental significance" (DSB). - Schwacher Namensstempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 1, 95; Poggendorff I, 24 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 items pertaining to Bethlehem Hospital 1) Copies of all Reports of the Commissioners in Lunacy, and the Evidence presented by them last Year to the Home Office, as to the State and Management of Bethlehem Hospital, and of all Correspondence thereon 2) The observations of the Governors upon the

      London: The House of Commons; David Batten for The General Committee, 1852. 451; lv, 124 p. 24 cm. Cloth hardcover with discoloured spine and edges. Spine ends softened. Corners bumped. Small tears in hinges. Some spotting and thumbing. Bethlehem, Bethlem, or Bedlam. Call it what you wish, this hospital's name has become synonymous with the mistreatment of the mentally ill. By the nineteenth century, however, attitudes towards "lunatics" were changing. As these documents from 1852 indicate, the Commissioners in Lunacy attempted to oversee the welfare of patients in asylums and operate as the guardians of the reform process. The seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, referred to on page 35 of the first section, was the head of the Commission from its founding in 1845 until his death in 1881. Though a far cry from Bedlam's early days when the public were charged admission to view inmates as a form of entertainment, the reports in this volume indicate that abuse must still have occurred, though hospital workers and the Board of Governors did their best to deny it.

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

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

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        La Maison de Savoie depuis 1755 jusqu'à 1850. Roman historique.

      Ouvrage illustré de plus de 200 magnifiques planches par les meilleurs artistes de Paris et de Turin. Ivi, Claude Perrin, 1852-56, - 251 fascicoli in-8 gr., tutti con le copertine editoriali, raccolti in 4 eleganti camicie m. tela con tass. in pelle, a loro volta inseriti entro 4 astucci in cartoncino marmorizz.; pp. 513, (3); 273, (3); 552; 672. Prima edizione e prima tiratura di questa magnifica opera illustrata da un ritr. di Dumas e 248 tavole in litografia a due tinte o a colori inc. da Perrin, Camino, Cél. Nanteuil, Dufourmantel, G. Arnaud, E. Leroux, Loutrel, Gouin, ecc. raffiguranti soprattutto ritratti dei re sabaudi ed episodi salienti delle loro gesta civili e militari. Il romanzo di Dumas padre, una specie di epopea di quasi un secolo di storia sabauda, mette in evidenza gli stretti rapporti tra Francia ed Italia da Carlo Emanuele III a Carlo Alberto. Esempl. completo, di grande qualità e rarità in tali condizioni. Non in Brivois né Vicaire. Carteret III, p. 212-3. Manno-Promis, I, 69. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House (20 Parts in 19, in the Original wrappers)

      London (March 1852-September 1853): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. Octavo, 20 parts in 19, original blue printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL ads and slips are present, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver. Illustrated by Phiz (H. K. Browne); [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Spines expertly renewed on some parts; plates are very good to fine; light off-setting from some of the dark plates onto facing plate, some lightly age-toned. Wrappers are exceptionally clean and bright, without repairs. A lovely set and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a maroon quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Armorial bookplate.

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        Vechtstreek - Nunnink + Kips, ca. 1852.

      FRAAIE GEDETAILLEERDE KAART VAN DE VECHTSTREEKBlad 1 uit een kaart van de provincie Utrecht, lithografie vervaardigd in of na 1852 door A.A. Nunnink (tekenaar) onder toezicht van Jan Hendrik Kips ("geadmitteerd landmeter'). Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) ca. 49,5 x 74,5 cm.In het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden werd in 1816 begonnen met de kadastrale kartering, naar Frans model. Dat behelsde een systematische opname, weergave en administratie van het grondeigendom, aanvankelijk vooral ten behoeve van het innen van grondbelasting, maar later ook ten behoeve van het vergroten van de rechtszekerheid inzake de eigendomsrechten op de grond. De kartering vond gemeentegewijs plaats; elke gemeente werd opgedeeld in een aantal secties die afhankelijk van de aard van het gebied op een schaal 1:1.250, 2.500 of 5.000 werden gekarteerd. De schatting van de oppervlakten en administratieve verwerking ervan was in 1831 gereed.Door deze karteringsarbeid beschikte men over een perceelsgewijs overzicht van de bewoning, grondgebruik en perceelsindeling van Nederland in die periode; bovendien van alle wijzigingen die sindsdien in het grondeigendom zijn opgetreden. Voor de kaart van de provincie Utrecht heeft Kips dankbaar van de kadastrale informatie gebruikgemaakt. Buiten de bebouwde kom zijn elk huis en elke opstal afzonderlijk weergegeven.De kaart werd al vrij snel door de actualiteit ingehaald. Op basis van nieuwe opmetingen en karteringen kwam het tussen 1850 en 1864 tot de productie van de "Topographische en Militaire Kaart van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden". Niettemin was de kaart van Kips voor een groter publiek beschikbaar, aangezien het militaire belang veel minder zwaar woog. Op de kaart zijn de toen nog in gebruik zijnde forten en linies dan ook niet ingevuld of als water ingetekend. Wel zijn deze defensie-objecten benoemd. Kips toont een duidelijk en evenwichtig vormgegeven beeld van het gebied in het midden van de 19de eeuw. Het Horstermeer en het Naardermeer zijn overeenkomstig de huidige werkelijkheid als waterpartijen aangeduid.De kaart van Nunnink en Kips werd voor het eerst uitgegeven in 1850. De Haarlemmermeer is in 1852 ingepolderd, dit herziene exemplaar van de kaart moet daarom rond die tijd zijn vervaardigd.Prijs: € 2.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        Gesammelte Schriften (und Briefe). Herausgegeben von Christian Brentano, (Emilie Brentano, J. Merkel u. J. F. Böhmer). 9 Bände.

      - Frankfurt, J. D. Sauerländer, 1852-55. Zus. über 4450 S. Mit 1 Portrait Clemens Brentanos in Stahlstich u. 1 Taf. in Strichlithographie. Spätere Pappbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild; gering berieben, Ecken u. Kapitale leicht bestoßen. Seltene erste Gesamtausgabe der poetischen Werke (Bd. 1-7) und der gesammelten Briefe Clemens Brentanos an Familienangehörige und Freunde von 1795 bis 1842 (Bd. 8-9). Im ersten Briefband die ausführliche Biographie des Dichters aus der Feder von Emilie Brentano. Die Ausgabe ist nach wie vor "wichtig für jede textkritische Beschäftigung mit Brentanos Lyrik, weil die darin ausgewerteten Handschriften teilweise verlorengegangen sind" (Handb. d. Editionen). - Goed. VI, 62, 50 u. 58 beta; Mallon 184-190 u. 211-212. - Teilw. stockfleckig, Ränder gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chants d'Inistoga ou Echos du Désert par R. A. de H., citoyen du Vénézuela.

      Paris, Dauvin et Fontaine, 1852. - in-12. 1f. IV. 187pp. Demi-veau rouge, dos lisse titré en lettres dorées et portant les initiales A.H. en queue (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de poésies trilingue par Rafael Agostini Hospedales (1808-1881), importante figure intellectuelle du Vénézuela. Avocat de formation européenne, il rédigea un projet de Code Civil pour son pays et fut notamment membre des Galipanada, mouvement insurrectionnel vénézuelien dont la tentative de coup d'état échoua en 1858. Le présent ouvrage, composé de trois parties: française, italienne et espagnole, comporte notamment des pièces célébrant les figures de Napoléon et de Bolivar. Bel exemplaire. Barbier, I, 565. 2 exemplaires seulement au CCFR. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Three Letters to the New York Herald, from J M Grant, of Utah

      [New York], [1852]. First edition. 64pp. Octavo [21 cm] In the original gray printed wrappers. Near fine. Uncommon in the wrappers. A series of letters, addressed to James Gordon Bennett, refuting the Brandebury-Broccus-Harris allegations of disloyalty toward the federal government, problems with the establishment of a territorial government, and Mormon polygamy. It is believed to have been written in collaboration with Thomas L. Kane Letter I. [From the Herald of March 9, 1852.] Letter from the Mayor of Great Salt Lake City. Mormonism by a Mormon- Polygamy- Murder- Jackson in Heaven- Taylor in Limbo- Stiff Necks and Superstition- Astounding Developments, &c.; Letter II. More Secrets of the Temple- Polecats in Mare's nests- Bogus Coiners- Squatters without Titles- The Mormon Pope- A Bowie Knife- Pawnee Politeness- Davy Crocket a Mormon- General Taylor (is) damned. April 8, 1852; Letter III.. May 2, 1852. Flake/Draper 3684. Crawley 693.

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        A Description of the New Docks, at Great Grimsby, Situated at the Mouth of the Great Estuary of the Humber; and of the Manchester, Sheffield, & Lincolnshire Railway, and other Railways in Direct Connection

      Manchester: Bradshaw & Blacklock. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. 1852. First Edition. Blue/gilt decorated hardback cloth cover with clasp. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 75pp + maps. 3 fold-out linen backed railway maps - Britain, Europe and the docks. With a Plan of the Docks, and a Map of the Railways in Connection. Descriptive text in English, French and Dutch. .

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        Hafiz commentary.

      [Istanbul], 1286 AH (= 1852 AD). - Folio. 2 vols. 503, (1) pp. 460 pp. Dark brown calf bindings with fore-edge flap; oxydized giltstamped cover decorations); wants upper cover of vol. 1.

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        Mappemonde ou carte générale de la terre dressé d'après les voyages le plus récents.

      Paris: Logerot 1852 - Large original hand-coloured engraved folding map (55 x 100 cm.) dissected into 21 sections and backed on linen. Slightly toned overall.

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        Recherches sur le commerce, la fabrication et l'usage des etoffes de soie, d'or et d'argent et autres tissus precieux en Occident, principalement en France pendant le moyen age. 2 Bände.

      Paris Crapelet /1854 1852 - 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl., IV, 386 S., 1 w. Bl; 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl., 580 S. u. 1 w. Bl. Gr. 8°. Halblederbände d. Zeit. Goldgeprägte Rücken. Kopfgoldschnitt. Tls. bestoßen u. berieben. Exlibris. Name a. d. 1. Blatt, etwas fleckig. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH.Lipp Yb 12. Das ausführliche Werk mit detailliertem Inhaltsverzeichnis u. umfangreichem Register (S. 505-580) erschien in einer Auflage von nur 250 Exemplaren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah: Including a Description of its Geography, Natural History, and Minerals, and an Analysis of its Waters; With an Authentic Account of the Mormon Settlement..

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 487 pp. 57 lithographic plates, (three folding, many tinted), one small folding map bound in. Accompanied by atlas volume containing the two large folding maps. Text volume in original cloth, with moderate foxing throughout and mild musty odor. Original map case in a darker cloth, rebacked with new spine. Both large folding maps remain clean and bright. One is completely unrestored, with small splits at some intersections; the other has archival tape repairs. In the spring of 1849 Stansbury was ordered to march from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to the Mormon country around the Great Salt Lake to survey that area and return by a more southerly route. His company "proceeded by way of South Pass in Wyoming to Fort Bridger, where Stansbury engaged Jim Bridger as a guide for the expedition. Dividing his men into two groups, Stansbury explored a new route to the Great Salt Lake by following a path between the Bear River and Echo Canyon trails. The expedition members spent the winter of 1849-1850 in Salt Lake City as guests of the Mormon population there….. Stansbury's later recollections of the Mormon leader and of his people are noteworthy, since they showed some objectivity toward the Mormons….[He praised] the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Mormon people, while allowing that their beliefs would preclude them from living with any other Christian peoples without "constant collision, jealousy, and strife" (Stansbury, p. 138). In the spring of 1850 Stansbury and his party of explorers made a complete circumnavigation of Great Salt Lake and surveyed the area. On their return journey, Stansbury sought to pioneer a new route that would go due east from Salt Lake City through the Wasatch Mountains. Stansbury located what became known as Cheyenne Pass and Bridger Pass; his return route would later be used by the Overland Stage and the Union Pacific Railroad" (ANB). Howes S-884. Flake 8358. Wagner-Camp 219:1, Graff 3947.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 Volume Set)

      John P. Jewett & Company, 1852 A sharp copy in original publisher's cloth of the first edition, first issue, of one of the most important works of American literature. With slip SIGNED by the author laid in. "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM) First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). 8vo. Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. Publisher's brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Some wear to covers, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth slipcase. BAL 19343; Wright 2401; PMM 332; Grolier American 100, 61; Sabin 92457. This seminal anti-slavery literary work exhausted its first printing in less than 2 weeks.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Life of Taou-Kwang, Late Emperor of China: With Memoirs of the Court of Peking, Including a Sketch of the Principal Events in the History of the Chinese Empire During the Last Fifty Years

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1852 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 20.5*14cm, xvi+280+16p. Covers marked, glue residue to endpapers, a few marks to text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Cassell 1852 - Cassell 1852. First Cruickshank edition with 27 engravings in text. Frontis present as shown. Original publisher's binding with decoration in blind on upper and lower covers. Gilt lettering - somehwat faded - on spine. Some fraying to spine ends. Stain on lower cover which has carried through to rear paste-down. Interesting binding fault(?) in that the introductory pages concerning the author and her family run as expected from xv to xvi but the remaining pages xvii to xxiv have been bound in between pages 388 and 389 of the text. All text and introduction present. One page of adverts at rear. Small signature - "Miss Giles, March 1855" - on f.e.p. The occasional foxing spot to the illustrations but all present and collated. A reasonably tight GOOD copy in the original binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written by Himself.

      Smith, Elder, & Co, London, 1852 - First edition: three volumes, octavo; hardcover, half-bound in green calf with marbled boards and endpapers, with gilt spine titles on red morocco labels between 4 gilt-decorated raised bands and blind-stamped decorations; 986pp. [344pp. + 318pp. + 324pp.] with marbled edges. Spines sunned; boards scraped; board edges mildly shelfworn; previous owner's (ink-amended) bookplates to the front pastedowns of all volumes; previous owners' ink inscriptions to the first blank page of each volume; surface tears to the endpapers of Volumes I & III; upper joint of Volume I cracked, but still strong; mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries of all volumes. Very good.

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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, 1

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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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