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2018-03-23 12:23:31
ROUMANILLE (Joseph) - MISTRAL (Frédéric)
Avignon Seguin Aîné 1852In-12 (189 x 120 mm), xlv - (1) pp. - (1) ff., 437 pp., demi-cartonnage bleu à la bradel, coins, non rogné (reliure d'époque). Edition originale de ce recueil de poésies en provençal, contenant 10 poèmes de Frédéric Mistral, 16 de Joseph Roumanille, ainsi que de Joseph-Jacques-Léon d'Astros, Théodore Aubanel, Gustave Bénédit, François-Henri-Joseph Blaze (Castil-Blaze), Augustin Boudin, Marius Bourrelly, Barthélémy Chalvet, Antoine-Blaise Crousillat, Paul Giéra (Glaup), Anselme Mathieu, etc. Orné d'un portrait dédicace de Roumanille, et enrichi d'un feuillet de vocabulaire provençal manuscrit du même. Contient un Glossaire franco-provençal. Célèbre recueil, qui fut l'une des premières manifestations du Félibrige, fondé en 1854 par sept poètes provençaux dont Joseph Roumanille, Frédéric Mistral, Théodore Aubanel, etc. (quelques défauts sur les coupes et les coins, quelques petites mouillures claires, rousseurs). // 12o (189 x 120 mm), xlv - (1) pp. - (1) ff., 437 pp., bradel blue quarter-cloth, uncut (contemporary binding). First edition of this poetry collection in Provençal dialect, containing 10 poems by Frédéric Mistral, 16 by Joseph Roumanille, and also by Joseph-Jacques-Léon d'Astros, Théodore Aubanel, Gustave Bénédit, François-Henri-Joseph Blaze (Castil-Blaze), Augustin Boudin, Marius Bourrelly, Barthélémy Chalvet, Antoine-Blaise Crousillat, Paul Giéra (Glaup), Anselme Mathieu, etc. Illustrated with a portrait of Roumanille with dedication, enriched with an handwritten leaf of Provençal vocabulary by him. Contains a "Glossaire", french-Provençal … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henri Picard et Fils [France, Paris]
2018-03-21 01:41:13
Basilewsky, S.
Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed front wrapper mounted. A finely illustrated work with new and previously poorly known fish - including goldfish - from the far east near the Russian - Chinese border, by the Russian ichthyologist, missionary and medical doctor Stepan or Stephan Ivanovich Basilewsky [also Vasilevskii, Basilewski] (18?- ca. 1867). In the rear there are two more zoological papers: one on the occurrence and distribution of some southern Russian birds and mammals - "Verbreitung einiger Säugethiere und Vögel in den Wolgo-Uralischen und Kirgisen-Gegenden", by Eduard Eversmann (title page and 15 pp.) - and Von Eichwald's malacological work, "Zur Naturgeschichte des Kaspischen Meeres" (title page, 39 pp., one finely engraved plate, showing shells). A few weak, mostly marginal spots, otherwise very good, clean. Rare. Dean I, p. 70; Mulder Bosgoed, 282. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-03-20 21:13:03
RINGGOLD, Cadwalader (1802-1867).
Washington: Jno. T. Towers, 1852. RINGGOLD, Cadwalader (1802-1867). A Series of Charts, with Sailing Directions, Embracing Surveys of the Farallones, entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisan Bay, Confluence and Deltic Branches of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and the Sacramento River (with the middle fork) to the American River, including the Cities of Sacramento and Boston, State of California. Washington: Jno. T. Towers, 1852. 4to., (11 x 7 4/8 inches). Lithographed frontispiece and 10 further plates with tinted grounds by William H. Dougal (one or two spots, text a bit browned), six exceptionally fine folding lithographed charts (first chart with repaired tear near mount). Original green pictorial cloth, gilt (backstrip worn with minor loss, binding faded to brown along the edges). Provenance: Contemporary presentation inscription from the author to ? Kendall, Esq, on the title-page; with the book label of Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), on the front paste-down. "The surveys and charts. may be fairly and fully tested, by intelligent practical navigators.." (Ringgold, from "The Preface"). First edition, second issue, FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION AND AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY. A FINE PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author on the title-page "For (?) Kendall, Esq., with the respects of the Author". First published in 1851 without plates or maps, and so popular that five editions were published by the following year in 1852. "During the years 1849 and 1850, when the tide of emigration was beyond al … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-18 05:35:53
DOZY, Charles Marius.
Notes, annotations and references in Dutch by Charles Marius Dozy (1852-1901), used as source material for his important article on Abel Tasman (1603-1659), the Dutch explorer most famous for his Pacific voyages of 1642 and 1644, the former including the discovery of the island of Tasmania, named after Tasman. Together with two original letters and three pre-stamped postcards by well-known archivists and librarians in the Netherlands and in Batavia in the Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), sending notes about relevant documents in their collections. Dozy published his article using many of these notes as, "Abel Janszoon Tasman", Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indië, 36 (1887), pp. 308-331. It revealed a great deal of new information about Tasman's life and served as the foundation for much later scholarship.Some browning and Dozy apparently made a cut into one leaf and stopped when he realized that it also had notes on the back, but the collection is generally in very good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2018-03-18 00:31:41
Proudhon, Pierre Joseph, French politician and economist (1809-1865).
1852. Large 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium. To the French writer and politician Émile Deschanel (1819-1904), mentioning Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas: "[...] Je sais que vous faites merveilleusement les honneurs de chez vous aux compatriotes que l'exil ou les voyages vous amènent; vous avez fêté Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas aussi, je crois; et je vous en sais gré, autant que je les en félicite. Mais, moi! Cela ne me va pas du tout, de m'entendre citer en face, peut-être avec trop d'éloge; et je vous jure que si cela devait m'arriver, je ne saurais où me mettre. De grâce, excusez ma bêtise ou mon excès de vanité; mais permettez-moi, si vous voulez que je me donne le plaisir de vous entendre, de rester le plus obscur et le moins aperçu de vos auditeurs [...]; et, si vous ne pouvez changer votre leçon, dites au passé ce que vous proposiez de dire au présent [...]".
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2018-03-16 13:25:44
Little, Mrs. Sophia L.
Pawtucket, RI: A.W. Pearce, Printer. 1st edition 1st printing ORIGINAL EDITION Strong, clean, tight Taped reinforced backstrap with librarians white inked title on vg original boards / clear face title in gold. Library book plate on pastedown /library short embossing stamp title page with other small library markings. Strong tight bright copy.190 page fresh text. Appears uncirculated. Author horrified by activation of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's " Uncle Tom's Cabin" wrote this novel ALSO in 1852 (which could not see publication until the early 1860s. ) COLLECTABLE. Size: 12mo Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mom and Pop's Book Shop, [Wakefield, RI, U.S.A.]
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2018-03-16 06:34:12
Smith, J. Calvin
Theodor Fischer, Cassel, 1852. Sixteen color lithographed mapsheets, each 15 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches, plus [2]pp. explanatory text. Large oblong folio. Original printed paper-covered boards, cloth backstrip. Minor rubbing and edge wear, light staining. Internally clean. Very good plus. A rare and unusual atlas for the eastern half of the United States, printed in German by noted American mapmaker J. Calvin Smith. Fifteen of the sixteen maps sheets comprise a sectional map, intended to be pieced together to create a very large map of the eastern United States, extending westward to parts of Texas, the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma), and Nebraska. The sixteenth mapsheet is a general map of the United States, including a good portion of lower Canada and the Caribbean, extending southward to Venezuela. The sheet of explanatory text pictures the sectional map if assembled correctly from the fifteen sheets. This atlas was issued during a period of great German emigration to the United States, and it is clearly intended for the use of emigrants and emigration offices. This atlas would have been of great use to them. Most of the time, Smith's maps are encountered as American productions. Considering the flood of German emigration to the United States in the mid-19th century, it is logical that this map was printed to encourage the practice, and therefore commissioned by German investors in the United States. This German edition of Smith's map is rarer than his American productions with Colton. KARROW I:1626. KARPINSKI 177 (dating it 1850). RUMSEY 3471 (ref).
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 22:54:04
Stowe Harriet Beecher
Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1852. 2 volumes. First edition, First issue with all points as called for by BAL. With the six original steel-plate engravings and with title-pages illustrated with large vignettes. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter dark turquoise-blue cloth over turquoise marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands gilt stopped, three compartments lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. x, 312; iv, 322, [2, blank] pp. A very pleasing and well preserved copy of this highly important book. The first and early printings are notorious for being found in unusually poor condition due to fragility and use. Internally, this copy is especially clean and without the foxing or browning typically encountered throughout, a small amount at the initial leaves as is expected, the pages are sharp and bright and well printed, the bindings are in fine order. A very pleasing copy and a very handsome set. RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, Arguably, the most influential work of American literature and unquestionably a milestone of 19th century world literature. The initial printing sold out immediately upon publication and the book went through continual reissue for years after its introduction. Nice copies of the first edition as with this copy have become increasingly difficult to find. 'For Harriet Beecher Stowe, the battle against slavery was a God-ordained crusade to cleanse the United States of an evil affront to humanity. In the emotion charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America this novel exploded like an atomic bomb. For those o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 12:03:50
Missouri]
Richmond, Va.: Printed by Ritchies & Dunnavant, 1852. [1],204,pp. plus 8pp. bound before principal text. Original printed wrappers. Contemporary manuscript annotations on front and rear wrappers indicating this copy was intended for Honorable Wm. C. Bradley of Westminster, Vermont. Covers lightly stained, minor foxing. A good copy. A detailed review of a dispute regarding lands in the Midwest. Addressed to the commissioner of the General Land Office responsible for determining the status of the claims, the report was prepared by L.G. Picot, representing Pierre Chouteau. The case begins in 1770- 72, when the Spanish government's official surveyor made his authorized surveys of the entire "St. Louis Common- Fields." Auguste Cond� and Jean Comparios possessed two of the five original tracts delineated in the 18th- century survey. The remainder of the text documents the numerous changes in ownership of this land over the following three-quarters of a century. In addition to citing various legal decisions to support his case, the author also provides some documentation recording the early social history of the St. Louis area. These include extracts from the inventory prepared upon Cond�'s death in 1776, and transcripts of interviews with witnesses familiar with the lands under discussion. One man remembers: "My aunt...had three lots in the St. Louis prairie; I used to watch the negroes working; I cut branches there in play, I remained there all day along with the slaves (seeing them work) and came back with them at night." The additional eight-page pamphlet, PRINCIPAL DOCU … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-13 17:34:14
TEXIER (Edmond);
Paulin et Le Chevalier 1852-1853, Paris. 2 tomes en 2 vol. grand in-4 de (4)-IV-388 ; (8)-396 pp., cartonnage d?cor? de l'?diteur. ?dition originale. Sans aucun doute, l'ouvrage majeur sur le Paris du Second Empire, illustr? de tr?s nombreuses gravures de Cham, Forest, Fran?ais, Gavarni, Grandville, Lami, Vernet, etc. P?les rousseurs mais bel exemplaire. Lacombe, 960. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-03-13 12:05:51
D'HERBINGHEM Paul
" - Paul Dupont, Paris 1852, 35,5x26,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 185 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par Paul Fort sur vergé d'Arches et réservés à ses amis. Reliure de l'éditeur, plats de cartonnage sable comportant des auréoles claires et des rousseurs, dos de toile verte. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 51 planches lithographiées. Rousseurs éparses et mouillures claires sur certains feuillets. Très rare.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 185 copies numbered and justified by Paul Fort on laid Arches paper and reserved for his friends. Binding of the publisher, flat cardboard sand with light halos and foxinges, back of green cloth. Work well complete of its 51 lithographed plates. Scattered foxing and clear wetting on some leaves. Very rare." Paul Dupont Paris _1852 "35,5x26,5cm" reliure de l'éditeur
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-12 20:31:37
Paul D'HERBINGHEM
First Edition, one of 185 copies numbered and justified by Paul Fort on laid Arches paper and reserved for his friends.Binding of the publisher, flat cardboard sand with light halos and foxinges, back of green cloth.Work well complete of its 51 lithographed plates.Scattered foxing and clear wetting on some leaves.Very rare. Paul Dupont Paris 1852 35,5x26,5cm reliure de l'éditeur
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-03-10 08:50:33
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Boston & Cleveland, Ohio: John P Jewett & Company; Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. [HARRIET BEECHER STOWE].Book. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. Boston: John P Jewett & Company, and Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. The first edition was issued in Boston by the same publisher earlier in the same year. Its immediate success is witnessed by an addition to the imprint above the publisher's name: "Seventieth Thousand." Two volumes, 312 and 322 pp. respectively, both inscribed, "The Crawford's/ Ithaca/ New York/ Presented in 1881 by Mrs. Ann Lewis, a colored friend, as her choice treasure." With later pencil inscription, "Given to Mr & Mrs E.M. Newton by Mrs Crawford/ Sept 16 1924." Both volumes in original brown cloth binding with embossed image of a slavery scene, each in new brown cloth archival case. Old professional restoration to loss at top and bottom of each spine. An early set, with an interesting association.A pivotal work, often cited as a book that helped change the course of human events. Upon meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln supposedly remarked "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." Stowe's work did much to galvanize popular opinion against slavery. Stowe's influence reached as far as Great Britain, where Uncle Tom's Cabinand anti-slavery sentiment was a factor in preventing open English support of the Confederacy, despite England's financial interest in supporting "King Cotton."
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-03-10 08:50:33
Harriet Beecher Stowe
John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852. "Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly" by Harriet Beecher Stowe in two volumes. First edition, early printing from 1852. Published by John P. Jewett & Company, Boston. Both volumes have "Sixtieth Thousand" on the title page, signifying an 13th printing. Both books measure 4.75" x 7.75", with 312 pages and 322 pages, respectively. Illustrated with black and white plates. Bound in the publisher's original brown pictoral cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. The books are in poor condition. Heavy wear and soiling to the covers with cloth loss at the corners and edges. Cloth loss at the rear joint of Volume I. The front endpapers are missing. Previous owner's signatures and notations in pencil on the front and rear paste-downs and title pages. The mull is exposed at the hinges with some signatures standing out. Moisture damage and foxing to the textblocks. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(G6-24) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery [Clarence, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-09 09:16:58
OSBORN, SHERARD.
London, Longman Brown Green longmans, 1852. VII,320 pp. 4 col. lithogr. views & 1 fold. col. map. Full raised & gilt leather. - Spine repaired; very slightly rubbed along the edges. Rare english first edition.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB) [Netherlands]
2018-03-06 17:35:08
Sutherland, Peter C.
London, 1852. Two volumes. lii,506pp. plus colored lithographic frontispiece, folding map, and [2pp. of advertisements; vii,363,ccxxxiii pp. plus color frontispiece, four plates (two in color), and folding map. Original embossed publisher's cloth, spines gilt lettered. Spines slightly sunned, light wear to corners. 20th-century bookplates on front pastedowns. Light tanning, an occasional fox mark. Very good. An important and scarce Arctic expedition under the command of Capt. William Penny. The H.M.S. Lady Franklin and Sophia set out in search of Sir John Franklin through Baffin's Bay and Barrow Strait, thence north into Wellington Channel, where search parties went out and observations were made to obtain further geological and natural history information in the Arctic. The appendix contains detailed reports of the travelling parties that were sent out in search of signs of the Erebus and Terror, including to the unexplored regions beyond Wellington Channel. Also in the appendix are Admiralty papers, meteorological data, a register of the tides, and illustrations of natural history and geological specimens. The handsome plates depict life in the Arctic, including "Winter Quarters, Assistance Bay," "Arctic Travelling," and natural history illustrations. The folding maps include "A Chart of the Arctic Regions." and "A Polar Chart.of Capt. Penny's Expedition." Not in Lande or Lande supplement. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 17231. TPL 3214. SABIN 93963.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-06 17:35:06
Mangles, James
Francis & John Rivington, London, 1852. [2],94pp. plus three partially colored maps. Publisher's original blue blind-embossed cloth, both covers gilt. Minor edge wear, some soiling to boards. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, small ink ownership signature on front free endpaper, occasional minor foxing. Very good. Complete, with the four-page Appendix. Contemporary pencil ownership signature, dated in the year of publication, belonging to Commander C.L. Hockin of the Royal Navy. The much-preferred second edition of Mangles' excellent work on the Arctic searching parties for the lost Franklin expedition. The first edition contained only seventeen brief articles on the Franklin search expeditions. This second edition was greatly expanded and includes forty-six articles and excerpts from newspapers, letters, official reports and despatches, and narratives of expeditions, with discussion of the Northwest Passage, the north polar sea, flora, fauna, and more. The maps include a general map of the polar regions, a chart of the field of search, and a special map of Beechey Island, all engraved on stone by Augustus Petermann. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 10849. TPL 3282. SABIN 44251. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 07:37:53
Williams, John Calthrop.
Second Edition. London, John Churchill, 1852. Octavo. VII, 207 pages with a 32 page catalogue of John Curchill's publications to the rear. Modern Hardcover (green half maroquin) in custom made solander box. Remarkably rare book that has been extensively restored by the worlds best bookbindery „George Bayntun" in Bath, England. The pages have been all singlely restored and „jap tissued". The book comes together with an edition of Evan Bedford's Bibliography (Library of Cardiology). Bedford remarks already in the introductory essay to his famous publication: - „Many friends have kindly presented me with copies of their books, some of which have already become cardiac classics......Dr.O'Donovan generously presented me with his copy of Williams's „Nervous and sympathetic palpitation of the heart (2nd ed. 1852) which he acquired in Nottingham and which i had long sought in vain ! „The book is now very rare". [Evan Bedford - No.963]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Ireland]
2018-03-03 06:04:11
Thoreau, Henry David
[Thoreau, Henry David] SARTAIN'S UNION MAGAZINE.Vol. X-XI. Philadelphia: Published by John Sartain& Co. [January-August, 1852] First edition of thefinal two volumes of this magazine (X and XI,eight months complete). Contemporary three quarter tan calf, black morocco label, gilt, with all of the salvage engravings from `Graham's Magazine'present. Lightly rubbed; an attractive tight copy. Volume X consisted of the issues for January through June,and volume XI included only the issues for Julyand August, the final two issues. The title-pageand index are for volume X only. After August,1852, the magazine's subscription was continued bythe `National Magazine' and John Sartain, theformer business manager for `Graham's Magazine'worked more than seven years to pay the debts heincurred when he left Graham to run this magazine.The May, 1852 issue contains Jules Verne's firstAmerican appearance in print, `A Voyage in aBalloon.' The July, 1852 issue contains the firstappearance of any part of Thoreau's WALDEN inprint, `The Iron Horse,' and the August, 1852issue contains the second appearance of WALDEN, `APoet Buying a Farm.' Lomazow 525a-b. MottI:769-72, II:30, 53, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mac Donnell Rare Books ( ABAA, ILAB) [Austin, TX, U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 06:03:06
Thoreau, Henry David
[Thoreau, Henry David] SARTAIN'S UNION MAGAZINE.Vol. X-XI. Philadelphia: Published by John Sartain& Co. [January-August, 1852] First edition of thefinal two volumes of this magazine (X and XI,eight months complete). Contemporary three quarter tan calf, black morocco label, gilt, with all of the salvage engravings from `Graham's Magazine'present. Lightly rubbed; an attractive tight copy. Volume X consisted of the issues for January through June,and volume XI included only the issues for Julyand August, the final two issues. The title-pageand index are for volume X only. After August,1852, the magazine's subscription was continued bythe `National Magazine' and John Sartain, theformer business manager for `Graham's Magazine'worked more than seven years to pay the debts heincurred when he left Graham to run this magazine.The May, 1852 issue contains Jules Verne's firstAmerican appearance in print, `A Voyage in aBalloon.' The July, 1852 issue contains the firstappearance of any part of Thoreau's WALDEN inprint, `The Iron Horse,' and the August, 1852issue contains the second appearance of WALDEN, `APoet Buying a Farm.' Lomazow 525a-b. MottI:769-72, II:30, 53, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mac Donnell Rare Books ( ABAA, ILAB) [Austin, TX, U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 02:36:13
Childs, O[rville] W[hitmore]
Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, New York. Cover title. Large folding map, approx. 36" x 107", folded to 6" x 8.5". Bound in printed green paper-covered boards with black cloth spine [boards lightly rubbed and spotted], accession label on spine. The map has some hand-colored routes and locations. Map sections have been expertly joined in several places with archival tape applied to blank verso [apparently as issued]. Tanning along some folds and edges, light spotting. Several expertly mended fold splits [no text loss], a few short closed tears repaired on verso with archival tape. Manuscript ownership signature of W.H. Talcott at head of front board. The map has a blind embossed stamp in a blank margin: "American Society of Civil Engineers, Founded in New York in A.D. 1852." Very Good. The 1840s brought forth much advocacy of a ship canal through Nicaragua and across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The United States and England clashed over its control. The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty resulted in an agreement for joint support and control. The treaty was signed and ratified in 1850. Ephraim G. Squier, U.S. Charge' d' Affaires, had negotiated with the American, Atlantic & Pacific Ship Canal Company to do the work. Col. O.W. Childs of Philadelphia was appointed Chief Engineer, and assigned the task of surveying and determining a line of location. W[illiam] H. Talcott [1809-1868], this map's previous owner, was a Connecticut native who moved to Albany to study engineering under John B. Jervis. During his early career, he surveyed the Hudson River and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA [Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 20:18:11
cartographie ancienne franco-italienne frontalière,
6 cartes anciennes du XIXè siecle, depliantes , montées sur toile, 54 cm sur 72 cm,
Bookseller: Librairie Grandchamps / Fafouille [charleroi, Belgium]
2018-03-02 07:46:57
Bismarck, Otto Fürst von, Reichskanzler (1815-1898).
Frankfurt am Main, 12. V. 1852, Gr.-4°. 1/2 Seite. Doppelblatt mit Adresse, Poststempeln und Siegelrest. Als Bundestagsgesandter an die Gold- u. Silbermanufaktur Henzel und Schuhmann in Berlin, Niederwallstrasse: "Ich bitte die von mir bestellte Uniformstickerei (Kragen, Aufschlag, Patten) wenn sie wie ich voraussetze bei Ankunft dieses Schreibens fertig ist, sogleich hierher zu schicken, die Gala-Uniform aber bis zu meiner Ankunft in Berlin, die vielleicht in 8 Tagen erfolgt, zu behalten [.]" - Bismarcks berühmte weiße Galauniform, in der u. a. er auf dem berühmten Gemälde A. v. Werners "Kaiserproklamation in Versailles" zu sehen ist, ist heute im Musum in Schönhausen ausgestellt. - Knickfalten.
Bookseller: Eberhard Köstler Autographen&Bücher oHG [Tutzing, Germany]
2018-02-28 00:27:57
[ Norwich: [: Printed by Jarrold and Sons, [ 1852 ]. [ Norwich: [ Printed by Jarrold and Sons, [ 1852 ] First edition of a work containing early recipes for a lady's toilette, including lip-salve,bandoline (a sort of hair styling cream made from a few piece of gum dragon, cold water, and beaten with a silver fork), pomade, cold cream, and vegetable soap. Publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt and stamped decoratively in blind. Edges sprinkled red, yellow coated endpapers. Octavo. Spine a bit toned. Very slight rubbing to corners, minor soiling to cloth. Extremely light foxing. A near fine copy We were unable to find any information about the author of The Housekeeper's Friend, including his or her real name or dates. The present work contains over one hundred recipes for food dishes and domestically useful concoctions (i.e. furniture paste, brass paste, plate paste, potpourri) including brown mock turtle soup, lemon and orange jelly, fairy cake, lobster sauce, ginger wine, pea soup, custard, and collared eel. These are followed by an additional twenty-one recipes for sauces, cakes, and pickled items. The work concludes with a list of seasonal foods, suggested dishes for a four-course meal, and the author's remarks.
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB [U.S.A.]
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2018-02-27 18:47:58
US Coast Survey Office (US Government)
1852. This black and white, antique coastal survey was made for the United States Coast Survey. The surveys provide depth readings and notes on important coastal characteristics of the area mapped. The names of harbors, rivers, islands, light houses, channels, shoals, capes, inlets, and coastal towns are identified on the map. These charts show areas that have likely undergone significant changes due to modifications and recessions of coastal lands, making them fascinating to anyone interested in local geography and history. Note: Age toning around the folds in these maps is quite common. Map is sold folded as issued.
Bookseller: Art Source International Inc. [Boulder, CO, U.S.A.]
2018-02-27 16:54:55
Arnz & Co
In D�sseldorf: Arnz & Co, 1852. In Düsseldorf: Arnz & Co. Good with no dust jacket. 1852. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. Note: LACKS 5 Plates - see details further on. ALL TEXT in GERMAN. In very dark blue/green cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration and bright gilt titling to the front board only. Spine has come off at some point and has been completely reglued, and corners bumped with scraped tips. Head and tail of spine chipped with a little loss to the cloth. Internally, (apart from light foxing patches all over pages here and there, some pages worse than others, as usual with these volumes) generally clean and tight, but does LACK 5 plates - Nos: 29, 33, 35 40 & 41. The pagination is rather odd but all text/illustrations seem complete, some pages are numbered - others with woodcut illustrations are not - but I have been through it page by page and think I am correct. No Inscriptions or other marks. 192 pp. Numerous Full, half and smaller page b/w woodcut illustrations, and 43 (of 48) full page b/w Lithographs, most on light tan or dark beige backgrounds. Scarce in this original form. 'Düsseldorfer Monathefte' was a German satirical magazine which was published between 1847 and 1861 when the magazine ceased publication. This is a bound volume for the year 1856. Many well known Düsseldorf artists illustrated the magazine and other famous artists of the day participated - The inspiration for the magazine was the Parisian satirical journal 'Le Charivari'. No other political satire magazine in Prussia achieved such artistic excellence. Fu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books [CARMARTHEN, United Kingdom]
2018-02-27 16:54:55
Clasen, Lorenz) (red.):
(Düsseldorf), (Arnz), , 1853, 1852. S.9-192 + 48 lithogr. Tafeln, 192 S. + 47 lithograph. Tafeln, mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text, Quart 28,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit, mit goldgeprägtem Tückentitel. Exemplar am Einband leicht berieben, Lederrücken stärker berieben u. etwas rissig. Innenfalzen der Vorsätze aufgeplatzt, daher Buchdeckel gelockert. Auf drei S. mit Besitzerstempel.In Bd. 5 fehlt S.1-8 u. 1 Bildtafel. In Bd. 6 fehlt 1 Bildtafel, Tafel 25 ist doppelt enthalten u. zwei versch. Motive jeweils unter Nr.9 verzeichnetSeiten teilweise etwas stockfleckig, insg. gut erhalten.Berühmte satirischen Zeitschrift des Düsseldorfer Künstlerkreises, mit zahlreichen Karikaturen in Textholzschnitten und Tonplattenlithographien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Bärbel Hoffmann [Kall-Wallenthal, Germany]
2018-02-27 10:27:27
[United States Navy]
Philadelphia: Printed for the Navy Department, by T.K. and P.G. Collins, 1852. 15,[1]pp. plus fifteen lithographed plates, of which thirteen colored. Large quarto. Later grey paper backstrip, chipped. Two small chip at margins of titlepage, not affecting text. Some tanning at edges, an occasional fox mark. Very good. In a half morocco box. A rare color plate book describing and illustrating the uniforms and dress of officers in the United States Navy and Marines. The lithographs were executed by Duval & Co., of Philadelphia and show full dress uniforms, as well as details of epaulets, hats, belts, swords, and other accoutrements. This copy contains corresponds to the Paul Mellon copy at Yale, having a total of fifteen plates, of which thirteen are colored. The text gives very detailed regulations on the dress of officers, non- commissioned officers, musicians, and privates in the Navy and Marines. Bound into the present volume is a manuscript copy of a Circular dated October 7, 1853 regarding the uniform of officers on Revenue Cutters. Also, bound onto a single sheet at the rear of this volume are four printed Navy Department regulations, all dated 1852 or 1853, regarding caps, uniforms for chaplains, and uniforms for surgeons and pursers. Not in Bennett or McGrath (who only lists post-Civil War volumes of uniforms for the Army and Navy). OCLC 54629701, 3863420.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2018-02-25 18:04:28
Levasseur, Victor (fl mid- 1800's)
Paris 1852 orig. col. steel engr. map; overall35 x51 c; image 28 x 43 cm. some discolouration around edges, some foxing o/w exc. cond. Detailed map of Australasia, surrounded with small vignettes and explanatory text. Levasseur was a French cartographer. His greatest and most important work was the ‘Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departements’, a depiction of all French departements and possessions. [ref: 3299]
Bookseller: Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd. - MapWoman [Dorking, United Kingdom]
2018-02-25 16:24:16
A rare catalogue of the library of the Society which obtained a royal charter in 1780 and had monopoly privileges in the inferior courts in Edinburgh, its law books arranged by author with a subject index following; one copy in OCLC and COPAC. Later green-tape backed cream wraps, a trifle worn, ex-National Library of Scotland with its cancel stamp, a sound copy; 90 pages. Printed by Neill and Company, Edinburgh, 1852.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.
2018-02-24 11:58:41
Geinitz, Hans Bruno:
Leipzig, Engelmann 1852. Mit 6 lithograph. Tafeln. VI, 58 S. Flexible HLwd. d. Zt. 32 x 25 cm. Die Versteinerungen der Grauwackenformation in Sachsen und den angrenzenden Länder-Abtheilungen, Tl. 1. - Die Graptolithen (Schriftsteine) sind eine ausgestorbene Klasse polypenähnlicher, koloniebildender mariner Tiere, die gemeinhin bei den Kiemenlochtieren (Hemichordata) eingeordnet werden. - Decken knitterfaltig. Obere Ecke des Reihentitels mit etwas Papierverlust. Tls. etwas fleckig, insgesamt etwas gebrauchsspurig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR
Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski
2018-02-23 23:05:48
SUTHERLAND, Peter Cormack (1822-1900).
Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London, 1852. First edition. 20 cm; two volumes. 5 lithographic plates, all but 1 in color and 2 folding colored lithographic maps. Original blue cloth, spines gilt-lettered. Mild darkening to edges and spines, and some discoloration to boards. Joints rubbed with loss of color. Erasure at base of title page. Arctic Bib. 17231; Sabin 93963; TPL 3214. The author was a surgeon aboard the Penny expedition in search of Franklin in 1850-51. The work is a compendium of his notes, written on a daily basis, as the "Lady Franklin" and the "Sophia" sailed from Aberdeen, through the Davis Strait, to the western coast of Greenland, and on through Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound. One of the scarcer Franklin works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA [Tuxedo, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-02-23 23:05:48
SUTHERLAND, Peter Cormack (1822-1900).
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. First edition. Very Good/One of the fundamental volumes in the literature of polar exploration. Ross's second voyage is more significant from a historical perspective than his more famous first voyage. He pioneered the use of a shallow-draft paddle-wheel steamer that featured experimental technology, but which was largely unsuccessful. He charted fresh polar territory at Boothia that he named for his financial patron, Felix Booth. During a winter layover, Ross's nephew James Clark Ross became the first European to chart the North Magnetic Pole. The book is a sumptuous production, featuring vivid mezzotint plates showing scenes of the polar night.. First edition. 20 cm; two volumes. 5 lithographic plates, all but 1 color and 2 folding colored lithographic maps. Original blue cloth, spines gilt-lettered. Mild darkening to edges and spines, and some discoloration to boards. Joints rubbed with loss of color. Erasure at base of title page. Arctic Bib. 17231; Sabin 93963; TPL 3214.
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2018-02-23 23:05:48
SUTHERLAND, Peter Cormack (1822-1900).
Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London, 1852. First edition. 20 cm; two volumes. 5 lithographic plates, all but 1 in color and 2 folding colored lithographic maps. Original blue cloth, spines gilt-lettered. Mild darkening to edges and spines, and some discoloration to boards. Joints rubbed with loss of color. Erasure at base of title page. Arctic Bib. 17231; Sabin 93963; TPL 3214. The author was a surgeon aboard the Penny expedition in search of Franklin in 1850-51. The work is a compendium of his notes, written on a daily basis, as the "Lady Franklin" and the "Sophia" sailed from Aberdeen, through the Davis Strait, to the western coast of Greenland, and on through Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound. One of the scarcer Franklin works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA [Tuxedo, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-02-23 18:55:22
Wiedemann, Theodor.
München, Franz Seraph Hübschmann, 1852. 8°. 329, (3) Seiten. Hardcover / Sehr gut erhaltener, originaler, roter Pappband des 19.Jahrhunderts mit Rückentitel. Nur die unteren Einbandkanten etwas bestossen. Etwas stockfleckig. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung: „Herrn Gerichtshalter Hirschberger - der Verfasser". Sehr seltene Publikation. Enthält u.a.: Die Stiftung des Klosters und das Gecshlecht der Stifter, Schicksale des Klosters und der Reihenfolge seiner Pröbste, Conföderationen, Literarische Leistungen, Die Edlen von Pretschlaipfen, Die Edlen von Spielberg, Codex traditionum, Saalbuch, Ceremoniell bey der Prälatenwahl etc. etc. etc. Das Kloster Beyharting ist ein ehemaliges Kloster der Augustiner-Chorherren im Ortsteil Beyharting der Gemeinde Tuntenhausen in Bayern in der Diözese Freising. Das St. Johannes Baptist geweihte Kloster wurde um 1130 durch Judith, die Witwe des Edlen Tageno von Pihartingen gegründet. Um 1420 erfolgte die Gotisierung der Kirche und des Kreuzganges. Zwischen 1668 und 1670 erfolgte die Neuausstattung und der Umbau der Kirche. Um 1730 kam es zur Ausstuckierung und Freskierung der Kirche durch Johann Baptist Zimmermann. Das Kloster wurde 1803 im Zuge der Säkularisation aufgelöst. Die Klosteranlage ging in Privatbesitz über, die Klosterkirche wurde später Pfarrkirche. Seit 1997 gehören auch die Klostergebäude der Katholischen Pfarrkirchenstiftung. Bei Innenrenovierungsarbeiten wurden Ostern 2002 die Gebeine der Klostergründerin entdeckt und am 9. Februar 2003 wieder feierlich in der Pfarrkirche bestattet. Den Abschluss der 12-jährigen Renovierungsarbe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Ireland]
2018-02-23 16:56:50
MACKAY, CHARLES
London: Office Of The National Illustrated Library, 1852. London: Office Of The National Illustrated Library. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets. Later rebind incorporating elements of original spine. New end papers. Light shelfwear. Teg. 1852. Second Edition. Paper covered hardback boards. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). viii, 303pp; viii, 324pp + ads. Frontispieces and illustrations within text. .
Bookseller: Barter Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-02-23 16:56:50
Mackay, Charles
London: Office Of The National Illustrated Library, 1852. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). viii, 303pp; viii, 324pp + ads. Frontispieces and illustrations within text. VG: in very good condition without dust jackets. Later rebind incorporating elements of original spine. New end papers. Light shelfwear. Teg. [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2018-02-23 14:59:16
GÜNDELL, WILLIAM HOUNSELL.
Hannover, Hahn'sche Buchh., 1852. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt. Top of spine worn. Stamp on titlepage. VIII,208 pp., 3 lithographed plates and 130 textillustrations.
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2018-02-23 07:39:51
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
Ticknor, Reed, and Fields Boston 1852 First edition. Hardcover. First printing, with the error on page 21. Small octavo. pp vi, (7)-256 + frontispiece and six other plates. Rebound (early 20th century?) in half black morocco and green cloth, spine with five raised bands, rich Art Nouveau-style gilt floral decoration to spine panels, top edges gilt, green cloth endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, two binder's blanks at front and at rear. Some rubbing and flaking to the gilt on the top page edges; one inch closed tear to pp 67-68 neatly repaired (legibility not impaired); else a fine copy, contents very clean and unworn (washed when rebound?), no previous owner's names or bookplates. Clarke A18.1.a. BAL 7606. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6. Quite a nice copy of this classic American juvenile in a handsome binding, the Greek myths re-told for youngsters, and the great American novelist's first book for children (Tanglewood Tales, 1853, was the sequel).
Bookseller: Steven Temple Books [CA]
2018-02-22 16:47:07
Amari Michele
cugini pomba e compagnia, 1852. Il volume fa parte della collana Nuova Biblioteca popolare - Classe II storia. V edizione eseguita sulla quarta, ritoccata e accresciuta dall'autore e corredata di nuovi documenti
Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso [Palermo, Italy]
2018-02-22 07:35:39
CHASE (Dormer Augustus),
Maulmain, American Mission Press 1852, square 12mo (15 x 15,5 cm), XII-54-(2)-92-IV-142-(2) pp., 2 folding table, quarter cloth binding. First edition. Lieut. D.A. Chase arrived in Burma in 1847 and stayed until his death in 1860. Valuable work (the book went on to have many editions until its revision in 1890 by F.D. Phinney). The four first pages lists the names of subscribers. Stamps on first blank endpaper, one table detached but present. Uncommon first edition of this early Maulmain imprint.
Bookseller: Librairie l'Opiomane [France, Paris]
2018-02-21 16:47:51
WHITE, Rev. Br. W.A.
Salisbury, Maryland, 1852. Near Fine. One folio leaf. Old fold marks and short tears, near fine. A handwritten poem, Signed and dated 17 April 1852 in Salisbury, Maryland, comparing the voyage through life of his brother freemasons as a nautical voyage presided over by God. The form of the poem consists of 24 lines in four tail-rhyme stanzas (aabccb), a common form in popular romantic poetry. Apparently an early celebration of Masonic brotherhood as practiced on the Maryland Eastern Shore. The Salisbury-area lodge was founded in 1848.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA
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2018-02-20 10:54:01
Mill, John Stuart.
John W. Parker London Third Edition. Two volumes complete 1852 - Octavo; xx,604p; xv,[1], 571,[i],4p. In the original green cloth boards which are rubbed and faded, the original paper labels to the spine are present but chipped.Minor wear cloth edges. Internally, the margins are sl browned and the endpapers sl faded. Small stain to top of gutter margin to first 50 or so leaves of vol two. Overall a Fairly Good solid set of this scarce early edition of a landmark work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Neil Summersgill Ltd ABA,PBFA,ILAB. [United Kingdom]
2018-02-19 23:35:32
Peter C. Sutherland M.D. M.R.C.S.E
London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans. London: Longman Brown Green and Longmans, 1852. Two Volumes, First Edition. Two folding chromolithograph maps, short tears and repairs, 6 chromolithograph plates (4 in colour), one lightly water-stained, wood-engraved illustrations, ink library stamp to first leaf of text in each vol. First edition. Approximately 20 cm tall; two volumes. 6 lithographic plates, 4 in colour and 2 folding coloured lithographic maps. First map with tear to join with text, repaired fold tears, second map rebacked with paper and repaired tears. One of the fundamental volumes in the literature of polar exploration. Ross's second voyage is more significant from a historical perspective than his more famous first voyage. He pioneered the use of a shallow-draft paddle-wheel steamer that featured experimental technology, but which was largely unsuccessful. He charted fresh polar territory at Boothia that he named for his financial patron, Felix Booth. During a winter layover, Ross's nephew James Clark Ross became the first European to chart the North Magnetic Pole. Two volumes. Vol I – lii, 506pp plus coloured lithographic frontispiece, folding map, Vol II – vii, 363, ccxxxiii pp. plus colour frontispiece, four plates (two in colour), and folding map. Illustrations in the text (illustration listed as on page 87 in contents is on page 85 as called for). Light tanning, some foxing marks. Very good. An important and scarce publication narrating an Arctic expedition under the command of Capt. William Penny. The H.M.S. Lady Franklin and Sophia set out in search of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis88Books [Andover, United Kingdom]
2018-02-19 10:18:20
CHASE (Dormer Augustus),
Maulmain, American Mission Press 1852. square 12mo (15 x 15,5 cm), XII-54-(2)-92-IV-142-(2) pp., 2 folding table, quarter cloth binding. First edition. Lieut. D.A. Chase arrived in Burma in 1847 and stayed until his death in 1860. Valuable work (the book went on to have many editions until its revision in 1890 by F.D. Phinney). The four first pages lists the names of subscribers. Stamps on first blank endpaper, one table detached but present. Uncommon first edition of this early Maulmain imprint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE [Paris, France]
2018-02-18 22:49:20
ARNIM, BETTINA.
Berlin, Arnim’s Verlag, 1852. Titel, VIII, 371, (1) S. Roter Halblederband d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und Zierbün-den. Decken berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Leder über den Gelenken etwas rissig. - Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke VI,85,10; Mallon 72). – Gelegentliche Stockflecken, Schnittfarbe vereinzelt schmal in den weißen Rand verlaufen. Starke marmorierte Glanzpapiervorsätze. Exemplar aus dem Besitz der GOETHE-Freundin Gräfin CAROLINE VON UND ZU EGLOFFSTEIN (Weimar 1789 – 1868 Nürnberg) mit deren eigenhändigem Namen a.d. Titel, ein darauf bezogenr handschriftl. Vermerk a.d. weißen Vorsatz. Die Gräfin EGLOFFSTEIN war Hofdame im Dienst der MARIA PAWLOWA, befreundet mit GOETHE und KLINGER, mit BETTINA ARNIM stand sie im Briefwechsel. - In dem letzten zu ihren Lebzeiten veröffentlichten Werk, den mit dem „Königsbuch“ nur äußerlich verbundenen Gesprächen mit Daemonen vertritt BETTINA ARNIM , auf das adelige „von“ verzichtete sie, radikalere politische Ansichten denn je: "Man hat Partieen des Buches kommunistisch genannt." (K.Gutzkow). „Der Ausgangspunkt dieser Gespräche konnte brisanter nicht sein: BETTINE sucht wieder das jüdische Ghetto in ihrer und GOETHEs Geburtsstadt Frankfurt am Main auf; und was sie in der Judengasse an Verelendung sieht, beschämt sie solchermaßen, dass sie das Gespräch mit einem Prälaten sucht, mit dem sie sich ausführlich über Glaubensfreiheit und die Gründe des Antisemitismus auseinandersetzt.“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel [Stolberg, N/A, Germany]
2018-02-18 18:03:04
Professor Lindley (ed.)
London, Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette. 1852. hardcover. Used, Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Contains issues one (3rd January) to fifty-two (25th December) for the year 1852. Leather spine and leading corners. Marks, abrasions and scores on worn boards and spine. Edges are nicked. Leading corners are split. Spine ends are chipped. Page block and pages are marked and slightly tanned. Stamps and creases throughout pages. Contents remain legible throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket.
Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books [Didcot, OXON, United Kingdom]
2018-02-18 08:11:55
Post, Isaac
Rochester, 1852. 256pp. Original printed wrappers. Some wear to wrappers. Occasional trace of foxing, late minor dampstain. Still, about fine. A superior copy of a scarce work. Converted to spiritualism in 1848 by teenaged Kate and Margaret Fox, the author and his wife were early believers and did a good deal to further the movement. Spirits contacted here include Swedenborg, Calhoun, Washington, Penn, Voltaire, and Jefferson, with an introduction by Franklin. Post was a noted abolitionist and his wife was a supporter of women's rights; their circle of friends included William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass. "[Post] had a mind quick and vigorous in the perception and acceptance of new ideas and ready to acknowledge them regardless of consequences" - DAB.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-02-18 02:51:34
Osborn, Sherard
London, 1852. vii,[1],[2],320,32pp. plus folding map and four plates. 19th-century three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt, leather labels. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, even toning to text. Very good. In 1850, Osborn was appointed commander of the Pioneer steam-tender in the Arctic expedition under Capt. Austin aboard the Resolute, to search for Franklin. The expedition discovered traces of Franklin's having wintered at Beechey Island in 1845-46, thereby disproving the theory that his ships had been lost in Baffin's Bay. "Considered as a surveying expedition, [the voyage] was eminently successful....Much of the success of the voyage was due to the steam-tenders, which, during the summers of 1850 and 1851, held out new prospects for arctic navigation. The way in which the Pioneer or Intrepid cut through rotten ice, or steamed through the loose pack in a calm, was an object-lesson to the whalers, and led directly to the employment of powerful screw-steamers in the whaling fleet" - DNB. Indeed, in the preface Osborn refers to the expedition as "this, the first and severe trial of steam in the Arctic regions." Upon his return to England in 1851, he urged the renewal of the search for Franklin, and the public's interest was stimulated by the publication of the present work in February of 1852. The searching expedition of Edward Belcher was undertaken early that year. Osborn went on to become a distinguished rear admiral in the British navy and author of important books concerning the Arctic, including ARCTIC JOURNAL and THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WES … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [U.S.A.]
2018-02-18 02:17:31
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
Ticknor, Reed, and Fields: Boston, 1852. First printing, with the error on page 21. Small octavo. pp vi, (7)-256 + frontispiece and six other plates. Rebound (early 20th century?) in half black morocco and green cloth, spine with five raised bands, rich Art Nouveau-style gilt floral decoration to spine panels, top edges gilt, green cloth endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, two binder's blanks at front and at rear. Some rubbing and flaking to the gilt on the top page edges; one inch closed tear to pp 67-68 neatly repaired (legibility not impaired); else a fine copy, contents very clean and unworn (washed when rebound?), no previous owner's names or bookplates. Clarke A18.1.a. BAL 7606. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6. Quite a nice copy of this classic American juvenile in a handsome binding, the Greek myths re-told for youngsters, and the great American novelist's first book for children (Tanglewood Tales, 1853, was the sequel). Binding: Hardcover. Order direct from my website and get a 10% discount.
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