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      New York: J.H. Colton, 1851. Folding pocket map, 24 x 28 inches, with full period color. "Drawn by George W. Colton. Engraved by J. M. Atwood." Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper right. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Cloth slightly sunned, else near fine. Large vignette of the Ohio state capitol. First edition of an early, handsome, large-scale state map by Colton & Company. Later editions appeared with the title, COLTON'S RAILROAD AND TOWNSHIP MAP. Not in Rumsey. KARROW 2:1907.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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      Madrid: Imp. de la Real Academia de la Historia, - 1902.- 1851 - 11 vol ( 250 p. aprox por volumen), 20,5 x 13 cm.- Rústica. Tomos I, II, II, IV, V, VIII, IX, X, XV, XVI y XVIII. Intonso. Buen estado. ESPAÑA Religion [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Moby Dick Herman Melville 1st edition/1st printing 1851

      Harper and Brothers 1851 - This book is in good condition. There are two bookplates in the front a library stamp in the front and rear and a library mark to the spine. There is foxing throughout. There is some fading to the spine. The book comes with a custom made slipcase with the title printed in gilt on the spine. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1851. Octavo. Original dark grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped panelling to covers. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue-guards, 12 tinted plates depicting perspective views, 3 maps of which 2 are folding. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, later ownership inscription to front pastedown. Foot of spine slightly bumped, top joints of covers slightly split, extremities slightly worn, top corner of some pages creased. A very good copy. First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles Napier's administration of the province. William Napier was deeply concerned with his brother's reputation and would later write a four volume biography of him; in all his works, Charles Napier is presented as a fine soldier and statesman who had been gravely wronged.

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         Tallis's Illustrated Plan of London and its Environs in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition if Industry of All Nations, 1851.

      1851 - London, John Tallis & Co., 1851. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen as originally issued, total 550 x 750mm. Linen backing replaced. A very decorative and detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, clockwise to Cricklewood, Hampstead, Stamford Hill, Leytonstone, Greenwich, Peckham, Battersea Rise and Parson's Green. Around the edges are 49 views of buildings including, of course, the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. HYDE: 22.

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         Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume III June to November 1851 [Moby-Dick, The Town-Ho's Story]

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Good. Half leather binding over textured floral patterned cloth. Volume III, June to November. A handsome volume, which contains the story "Town's Ho" by Herman Melville, which would later become Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Contains the first of any material from Moby Dick to ever be published. In Good+ Condition. Contents firmly bound. Former owner name penned to front free end paper, and in pencil on title page. No marking in text, though pages show heavy foxing throughout. Boards show rubbing and edge wear. Solid binding, with beautiful raised bands and gilt stamping at spine still strong. An impressive volume of historical note.

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         Opérations du Neuvième corps de la Grande Armée en Silésie, sous le commandement en chef de S.A.I. le prince Jérôme Napoléon, 1806-1807.

      Corréard,, Paris, 1851 - Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 382; (4) 145 (5). Con 9 carte topografiche stampate su carta forte e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in stato di conservazione molto buono. Edizione originale, rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Prometheus Bound, and Other Poems; including Sonnets from the Portuguese, Casa Guidi Windows, etc.

      C.S. Francis & Co; Boston: J.H. Francis, New York 1851 - vi, [vii-viii], [9]-234, [6 ad] pp. 8vo. First American edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese. First American edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese, among the finest love songs in English, first published in London the year before; it is also the first American edition of Casa Guidi Windows. Though Fields brought out an edition of E.B.B.'s poems the year before, it did not include either. This copy bears the ownership signature of John C. Hoadley, succesful businessman, amateur poet, book collector, and brother-in-law to Herman Melville. (Melville was a great admirer of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and turned to her verse for a model when he began writing his own.). Barnes E3. Provenance: John C. Hoadley, Lawrence, Mass, April 16th, 1852 (ownership inscription) Publisher's brown cloth ruled and decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Expert restoration to spine ends, but otherwise a clean, fine copy vi, [vii-viii], [9]-234, [6 ad] pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Catacombes de Rome. Architecture, peintures murales, lampes, vases, pierres précieuses gravées, instruments, objets divers, fragments de vases en verre doré, inscriptions, figures et symboles gravés sur pierre. Ouvrage publié par ordre et aux frais du gouvernement, sous la direction d'une commission composée de MM. Ampere, Ingres, Merimee, Vitet, membres de l'Institut.6

      Paris, Gide et J. Baudry éditeurs 1851 - Voir nos visuels, les 6 forts volumes (reliés en 5), très rare, Paris, Gide et J. Baudry éditeurs, 293 planches (sur 325 prévues), 1851 + volume 6, 222 pages, 1855. Superbes lithographies et chromolithographies gravées par Engelmann, Lemercier. Avec cachet à froid. Vol. 1 Architecture Peintures Murales - 58 planches (en feuilles sous chemise, 1 déchirée et réparée), Vol. 2 - 66 planches (1 en double page), Vol. 3 et 4 (reliés) - 59 + 33 planches (page de titre détachée), Vol. 5 Inscriptions gravées sur pierre - 78 planches, Vol. 6 Description des planches. In-plano (45 x 62 cm, 43 kg), reliures demi-cuir différentes (usures, accrocs), gardes marbrées, vol. 1 sous chemise, nombreuses piqures et rousseurs plus ou moins étendues. Très fort et rare ensemble, expédition en 2 colis, nous consulter pour les envois vers l'étranger. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         15 BÃnde Novellen und Dichtungen [Leather Bound] [Jan 01, 1851] Heinrich Bschokke's

      [Leather Bound] [Jan 01, 1851] eine RaritÃt fÃr Sammler und khardcover altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren. Komplett in 15 BÃnden.

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         Language of the Aboriginies of Victoria,

      1851 - and other Australian Districts; With parallel Translations and familiar specimens in Dialogue, as a guide to Aboriginal Protectors, and others engaged in ameliorating their condition. First edition. 12mo. Contemporary black moire cloth. vi, 60, [2]pp. Melbourne, Daniel Harrison, A lovely copy of the first edition. A trained botanist and gardener, Bunce emigrated to Hobart in 1833. He established a nusery at Launceston before moving to Port Phillip in 1839. His study of Aboriginal languages commenced on a trip he made to Western Port that same year. Bunce had accompanied Leichhardt into the interior and left an account of his exploits. A letter from Leichhardt is included at the end of this work. Later editions were published in 1856 and 1859, the latter (labelled the second edition) turns up from time to time, this is the first copy of the 1851 edition we've held. Ferguson, 7662. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Wyld’s New Plan of London. Nouveau Plan de Londres. Neuer Plan von London.

      James Wyld 1851 - Rare folding map of London.- James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, and HRH Prince Albert. Charing Cross East. London 1851.- partially coloured steel engraved map with wood engraved vignettes and decoration; overall map 56 x 96 cm, booklet 15 x 10 cm. 40 section, backed on new linen. Map: some foxing; some abrasions within image; some repairs; o/w vg cond. Booklet: only back cover, front cover missing but page of ‘List of Recent Publications’ present.- This rare map of London by Wyld has a title in English, French and German set in the top border. There are 11 vignettes of important London buildings; in the four corners are scroll decorations. The map covers the area from Islington to North Brixton, from Canning Town to Holland Park.- Wyld Jr published this map for the Great Exhibition in 1851 as a guide for tourists, showing many buildings of interest. There were several editions of this map though they were rarely updated or corrected: Crystal Palace remained in Hyde Park though it was moved to Sydenham in 1852, and Wyld’s ‘Monster Globe’ still kept appearing in the border though it was pulled down in 1862.- Wyld Jr. entered the family business in c1830. He became geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and one of the leading mapmakers in London. Apart from republishing many of his father’s maps, he also published various maps and atlas. He also created the ‘Monster Globe’ which was exhibited in London’s Leicester Square from 1851 until 1862 when it was pulled down. This was a model of the globe which could be viewed from its interior and was quite the attraction.- Hyde 25.1., page 1.- [ref: 3119]

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         History of the War in Afghanistan. from the unpublished letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire period of connexion with that country

      1851 - First edition. 2vols. Full calf, joints repaired. 8vo. xii, 656; vi, 690pp. London, Bentley, [Attributes: First Edition]

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         New Zealand

      Tallis, J & F 1851 - Tallis London & New York 1851 orig outline col. steel engraved map. 37 x 26 cm. From ‘The Illustrated Atlas.’, edited by R.M.Martin ; maps engraved by J.Rapkin; illustrations drawn and engraved by various artists; tight margins laft and right, o/w vg cond. This edition has NO centrefold which makes it more desirable for collectors and therefore, demands a slightly higher price than other publications! This map is from the last highly decorative atlas produced in the Victorian era. The map is surrounded by scroll work and depicting various vignettes, showing topographcal views, costumes and customs, and general scenes. In this map, we see: Auckland, Mount Egmont, Seal of NZ, Wellington, Maori, [ref: 1066 ]

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         The Poetical Works. New edn.

      Edward Moxon. 1851 - Half title, front. port., final ad. leaf. Orig. olive green vertical-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine sl. faded & with v. sl. rubbing to head. Contemp. signature of Mary Hamilton. Overall a v.g. copy. MacGillivray B27. With the original preface to the 1818 edition of Endymion. Expanded from the 1846 first Moxon edition of Keats's Poetical Works; in 301pp, rather than 256pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Severnaya ekspeditsiya 1733 1743

      [i.e. Northern Expedition.] Offprint from Zapiski Gidrographicheskago Departamenta Morskago Ministerstva, Izdavayemye s Visochaishago Razresheniia (i.e. Notes of the Hydrographical Department of the Naval Ministry Published by the Highest Permission, SPb., 1851, pp. 190-469). Five folding engraved maps. 8vo. Contemporary plum cloth, spine gilt & lightly sunned, some very slight wear to extremities, pencil annotations throughout. A crisp copy. [2], ix, [i], 271, [1]pp. St Petersburg,

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         Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse. Eine Abhandlung, zu deren öffentlicher Vertheidigung behuf Erlangung der Doctorwürde der Verfasser bereit sein wird am 16. December 1851.

      E. A. Huth, Göttingen 1851 - First edition of Riemann?s Dissertation, ?one of the most important achievements of 19th century mathematics? (Laugwitz), ?which marked a new era in the development of the theory of analytic functions? (Kolmogorov & Yushkevich, p. 199), introducing geometric and topological methods, notably the idea of a ?Riemann surface.? ?Riemann?s doctoral thesis is, in short, a masterpiece? (Derbyshire, p. 121). This paper, and its sequel Theorie der Abel?schen Functionen (1857), ?have become famous for several reasons. They introduced what are now called Riemann surfaces, in the form of domains spread out over the complex plane. They presented enough tools to classify all compact orientable surfaces, and so gave a great impetus to topology. They provided a topological meaning for an otherwise unexplained constant which entered into Abel's work on Abelian integrals, and more generally gave a geometric framework for all of complex analysis. They are thus the first mature, obscure, papers in the study of the topology of manifolds and are equally decisive for the development of algebraic geometry and the geometric treatment of complex analysis? (Gray, p. 21). Riemann?s Dissertation is of great rarity, for ?although [a Dissertation] was a printed booklet, it was not usually published or publicised in the normal way; the candidate had to pay for the print-run, and sales and marketing were executed on an infinitesimal scale. So the first printing of Riemann?s thesis consisted only of the obligatory copies he had to hand in at Göttingen University, and a few copies for his personal use? (Landmark Writings, p. 454). Only three copies of Riemann?s Dissertation have appeared at auction in the last 30 years.Riemann begins his Dissertation by offering a new foundation for the theory of analytic functions, based not on analytic expressions but on the assumption that the complex function w = u + iv of the complex variable z = x + iy is ?differentiable? Riemann noted that this condition is equivalent to requiring that u and v satisfy the ?Cauchy-Riemann equations? (as they are now called), and that, when the derivative is non-zero, it is also equivalent to requiring that the function determines a conformal mapping from the z-plane to the w-plane. In order to deal with multi-valued functions such as algebraic functions and their integrals, Riemann introduced the surfaces now named after him: the Riemann surface associated with a function is composed of as many sheets as there are branches of the function, connected in a particular way so that continuity is preserved and a single-valued function on the surface is obtained. Such a surface can be represented on a plane by a series of ?cross-cuts?, which divide the surface into simply-connected regions.  The rest of the Dissertation is devoted to the study of functions on Riemann surfaces. From the Cauchy-Riemann equations it follows that if w = u + iv is an analytic function, then u and v are harmonic functions, i.e. solutions of Laplace?s equation. To construct harmonic functions such as u and v, Riemann began with the case of a simply-connected region and made use of what he called ?Dirichlet?s principle (he had learned it from Dirichlet?s lectures in Berlin): this asserts that the harmonic functions are exactly those which minimize the value of a certain integral. He then extended this to the non-simply connected case using cross-cuts and other variants. This approach was later to prove controversial, as Weierstrass gave examples of situations in which the minimizing function does not exist, but it was rehabilitated by Hilbert early in the next century.  The crowning glory of the Dissertation, and the most difficult part of the theory of conformal mappings, is his celebrated mapping theorem. ?As an application of his approach he gave a ?worked-out example?, showing that two simply-connected plane surfaces can always be made to correspond in such a way that each point of one corresponds continuously with i

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         Scinde;or, the Unhappy Valley.

      1851 - Second edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Fine original cloth, within a smart slipcase edged in morocco. viii, 298, [2]ads.; vi, 310, [2]ads.pp. London, Dedicated Lt.-Col. Walter Scott of the Bombay Engineers, nephew and namesake of Sir Walter Scott, ?a veteran dweller in the tents of Shem, [and] a shrewd observer of all things oriental? Burton acted for a time as assistant to Lt.-Col. Scott during the Sind survey.Penzer, p39-40. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Método teórico-práctico para aprender el idioma inglés en 80 Lecciones

      Imprenta De Juan R. Navarro., México. 1851 - Uncilla, Pantaleon L. (catedrático de Inglés del Colegio Nacional de San Gregorio) Método teórico-práctico para aprender el idioma inglés en 80 lecciones México, Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, 1851. Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y cartoné. Estado regular. Ausencia de una parte de la piel del lomo en el extremo inferior. Las tapas presentan un desgaste evidente. Desprendimiento de la contraportada en el extremo inferior. Las guardas han sido cortadas. La portada interior y la dedicatoria tienen pequeños cortes, así como la última página del texto. Hay notas sobre el texto que hizo el propietario anterior pero no afectan la lectura. El autor ha dedicado su texto al excmo. D. Juan N. Almonte. Incluye un prólogo del autor. Algunas páginas llevan unos bonitos filetes. Los folios van al centro del margen superior. Al final hay una canción country que Niceto de Zamacois le dedica al autor. 256 pp. (17x12.5 cm). Peso: 400g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 120.08 EUR

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      June 1851. Printed Broadside, two pages (one sheet), 12" x 18", headed "Constitution of Maryland, to be voted on the first Wednesday of June 1851" outlining the Declaration of Rights as well as the Constitution of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Constitution of 1776 was the first of four constitutions under which the state of Maryland has been governed. It was that state's basic law from its adoption in 1776 until the Maryland Constitution of 1851 took effect on July 4th of that year. The document included a Declaration of Rights. This, among other things, ended the position of the Church of England as the state-supported religion, and granted all Christians, including Roman Catholics, freedom of worship. Free blacks who met the property qualifications continued to be eligible to vote. The declaration was more than a bill of rights, which enunciates certain rights which are reserved to the people. The declaration stated that all power emanated from the people and that the governors were accountable to the people. The current Constitution of Maryland, which was ratified by the people of the state on September 18, 1867, forms the basic law for the U.S. state of Maryland. It replaced the short-lived Maryland Constitution of 1864 and is the fourth constitution under which the state has been governed. It was last amended in 2002. Light scattered foxing, otherwise fine.

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         Wanderungen in Griechenland (2 Bände in 1)

      Halle, Schwetschke, 1851. - im Gefolge des Königs Otto und der Königin Amalie. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Topographie und Geschichte. Mit 1 gefalteten Karte, XIX, 256 Seiten; VIII, 256 Seiten, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13,5 cm, Einband etwas fleckig, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen etwas gebräunt.

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      1851 or 1852], [New York: 1851 - Uncolored lithograph broadside, drawn by Magee. 8-1/2" x 10-3/4". Near Fine copy of a rare item. "A satire critical of New York Courier & Enquirer editor James Watson Webb for his journalistic assaults on exiled Hungarian revolutionary leader Louis Kossuth. Weitenkampf dates the cartoon 1852, but it may have appeared as early as December 1851, when Kossuth landed in New York for a much-publicized visit to seek American diplomatic and financial support for Hungary" [Reilly]. Although most Americans sympathized with Kossuth's struggle for liberty, Webb did not approve of Kossuth's "attempts to embroil the United States in the European conflict" [id.]. As a top-hatted Kossuth strides down the street, a copy of Webb's newspaper [with headline 'Kossuth'] protruding from his back pocket, people remark unfavorably "on the man what wrote all that Stuf agin the Hungarians." Magee, the artist and lithographer, worked in New York City during this period, with an office at 34 Mott Street, where he produced this scarce lithograph.Reilly 52-2. Weitenkampf page 112. OCLC 299946275 [2- AAS, Lib. Cong.] as of February 2017.

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         Les mystères du peuple. Erstausgabe der illustrierten Edition 1843, Verlag "*on s'abonne....", Paris. Splendide Edition. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern (komplett / 50 v. Chr. bis 1848). 93 Stahlstiche.

      Splendide Edition. Deuxieme Edition: erste illustrierte Auflage. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern. 93 Orig.-Stahlstich-Tafeln. Grossoktav, 18 x 25 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit mit reich ornamentalen Rückengoldprägungen. Bibliophil ausgestattete dunkelgrüne Halb-Maroquinausgabe mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Ecken meist etwas gestaucht, Kanten beschabt, Deckel teils berieben, Kapitale teils lädiert, kaum stockfleckig. Bände 9 und 10 stammen aus der Edition 1851, die übrigen sind 2. Auflage. Uniform gebunden. Die Erstausgabe erschien ohne Illustrationen. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der kompletten Sammlung dieser illustr. Erstausgabe. ALS KOMPLETTE SAMMLUNG RECHT SELTEN. Versandkosten wegen Gewicht bitte vor Bestellung anfragen. Edition splendide, Demi-Cuir, demi- Maroquin, signes d'usage moderees. Les pages presque sans taches de rouille. Quelques chapitres usees, couvertures en parti frottees. En tout: Bons exemplaires de cette collection complete. L'edition complete est assez rare. Demandez le Prix des frais d'expedition avant la commande s.v.p..

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         Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1851. Large octavo. Original blind-stamped blue morocco-grain cloth, spine decorated and lettered gilt, cream endpapers with printed adverts, Remnant & Edmonds binders' ticket at the foot of the inside rear cover. Map of Albania and region as frontispiece, 20 tinted lithographic plates printed by Hullmandel and Walton. Rubbed, spinecaps restored. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the novelist Charles Lever and his wife: "Mr & Mrs Charles Lever from Edward Lear. In remembrance of pleasant days passed at Florence & La Spezzia, June, July, 1861." Lear had been in Florence to make a painting for one of his most consistent patrons, Frances, Lady Waldegrave, later the wife of his close friend Chichester Fortescue. Lever was serving at the time as vice-consul at La Spezia on a minimal salary ("as I like the place, and there is nothing - actually nothing - to do, I have thought it best to accept it"), a post that helped support his writing. The book is based on two journeys Lear made through Northern and Western Greece, Albania, and Macedonia in 1848 and 1849. The lithographs in this volume are tinted with three colours - blue-grey, grey and sepia - perhaps a technical experiment on Lear's part. Features the armorial bookplate of Richard Nevill.

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      Printed for the Sydenham Society, London 1851 - (THE ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN GRAVID UTERUS EXHIBITED IN FIGURES). London: Printed for the Sydenham Society, 1851. Folio. 16pp + 34 lithographed plates (8 double-paged). Sydenham Society notice tipped in at front. Dark blue quarter calf, re-spined to the period. Very good. Championed by many to be one of the greatest contributions to anatomy during the eighteenth century, The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus¿ depicts the pregnant form based on observations from Hunter's own dissections. Its verisimilitude is what sets the compilation apart from the few illustrations of its kind done within the same century. Hunter insisted artists should not draw from memory in their depictions. The resulting atlas became sought after in medical circles as the practice of midwifery and obstetrics quickly developed into major fields of study within English medical practice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Tahitian and English dictionary, with introductory remarks on the Polynesian language, and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect: with an appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti : London Missionary Society's press, 1851. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half cloth over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. vi, 314, 7; rear endpapers with original owner's manuscript lingustic notes in ink and graphite, rear pastedown with tipped-in nineteenth century printed tabulated key for Tahitian measurements, currency and numbers; a good copy. The first complete dictionary of the Tahitian language to be compiled, this was also the first book of its kind to be published in Tahiti. It was also only the third dictionary published in the Pacific (preceded only by Andrews' Hawaiian Vocabulary, printed at Lahaina in 1836, and a Tongan dictionary of 1841). There had been been an attempt at a Tahitian vocabulary by Guillaume de Humboldt in Berlin in 1843, appended to a larger work on the languages of the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti by Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann. The compiler of that work was John Davies (1772-1855), the pioneer missionary who went on to produce this dictionary. Davies had also published a short grammar of the Tahitian language in 1823, which is here reproduced with corrections and additions. This landmark dictionary was the collective work of the first missionaries sent to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society, edited by Davies, with significant input from his fellow missionary Orsmond. The dictionary contains over 10,000 words, many of which have since fallen out of use. The manuscript notes on the rear endpapers are an interesting feature of this copy. The notes list some items of vocabulary that are included in the dictionary, as well as some notes on the Tahitian nomenclature for the winds, including words which are not listed in the dictionary. As revealed by the French word 'vents', the book seems to have previously belonged to a French owner - in all likelihood an early French resident. The dictionary was published during the years when Tahiti was a French protectorate, prior to its annexation by France in 1880 and conversion to a colony.

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         Liber Henoch, aethiopice, ad quinque codicum fidem editus, cum variis lectionibus.

      Leipzig, W. Vogel, s.d., (1851), - petit in-4 carré, IV-91-[3]-38 pp., un f. n. ch. d'errata, texte en ghèze, introduction et notes en latin, demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné de filets et lions dorés, pièce de titre cerise, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Première édition de cette version du pseudépigraphe Livre d'Hénoch, qui fait partie du canon reçu par l'Eglise éthiopienne, mais est rejeté tant par la version massorétique que par les Septante. Pour les autres Eglises chrétiennes, le canon 60 du Concile de Laodicée de 364 l'a définitivement écarté. C'est James Bruce qui, en 1773, ramena en Europe trois manuscrits éthiopiens le contenant. Le philologue Christian Friedrich Augst Dillmann (1823-1894) s'était consacré à l'étude des manuscrits éthiopiens conservés dans les bibliothèques de Paris, Londres et Oxford, créant ainsi un renouveau de ces études au milieu du XIXe siècle.

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         Svenska minnesmärken. Teknade och beskrifna af Richard Dybeck.

      - Stockholm, tryckt hos Joh. Beckman/ J. C. Hedbom & comp förlag, 1851. 4:o. 16 s.+ 18 litogr. planscher. Lagerfläckar, framförallt i texten, mycket på sid 8-11, endast lättare på planscher. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg och gröna marmorerade snitt. Tillsammans med: (DYBECK, Richard.) Anmärkningar vid det af trycket utgifna arbetet om Svenska minnesmärken. [=Rubrik.] Autograf, signerad. 4:o. 10 s. Snörhäftad, oskuren. Handskrift i bläck, daterad Stockholm 9 mars 1852 och signerad ?R. Dbk.? Montelius 106. Arkeologen och fornforskaren m.m. Richard Dybeck (1811-77) var jurist men framförallt entusiastisk fornforskare och folklivsforskare, samt även tidig folkmusiksamlare, idag kanske mest ihågkommen för texten till nationalsången ?Du gamla de fria.? Han genomförde med statliga medel ett antal resor runt i Sverige och inventerade fornminnen, publicerade framförallt i ?Runa? och ?Antikvarisk tidskrift? Verket ?Minnesmärken? består också huvudsakligen av gravsättningar, stensättningar och kummel från olika platser i Sverige. Litografierna är utförda av Hårdh, Strömer och Salmson. De handskrivna tilläggen innehåller extra information till planscherna.

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         The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico, Arranged on the Principles of the Modern Codes, With Notes and References. Preceded by a Historical Introduction to the Spanish and Mexican Law (etc.) (THE COPY OF ALBERT NELSON MILLS)

      Printed for the author by Thomas Rea, New Orleans 1851 - Scarce first edition, signed by previous owner "Albert N. Mills / Gonzales, Texas" to top of title page. (NOT author-signed.) The librarians of the Los Angeles County Law Library took apart this original, 1851 first edition, preserved each original leaf by sandwiching them between layers of thin, transparent, matte acetate, and then (using the resultant wider margins) rebound in plain brown cloth with new plain endpapers, gilt titles to spine. Library bookplate to front pastedown, library stampings to page edges and elsewhere. While the mischievous behaviors of librarians are often lamented, here in a presumably quite labor-intensive manner they have preserved each sheet (beginning with the title page, anyway) of this ORIGINAL 1851 volume complete and intact, turning it back into a sturdy and easily used reference work, where it's evident that at least the seven preliminary sheets (including "Contents" and "Authors Cited") and the 4th through 7th Appendices, the Case Index and 2-page Errata at rear were so browned and oxidized that they must have threatened to crumble at the touch. (Most of the interior pages, on the other hand, remain in "very good" condition, with occasional brown spots, none of which obscures the text. Please see scans.) Author Gustavus Schmidt was a Swede who emigrated to the United States in 1815. Probably because of his fluent Spanish, he was assigned by Chief Justice John Marshall -- to whom he had been introduced by his elder brother, prominent Swedish jurist Karl Kristian Schmidt -- as counsel to three Spaniards charged with piracy and murder on board the brig Crawford. (Schmidt later published "A Brief Sketch of the Occurrences on board the Brig Crawford," Richmond, 1827). He relocated to New Orleans in 1829, where he was associated as co-counsel with Henry Clay. In 1844, Schmidt founded the Louisiana Law School, which was one of the predecessors of the Tulane University School of Law. His knowledge of the Spanish language led to his selection by the merchants of New Orleans to look after their interests in Mexico, and later in Cuba. Original owner of this copy Albert Nelson Mills (1822-1898) was educated at the College of William and Mary, passed the bar in Virginia in 1848, and saw action in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. From 1857 to 1859 Mills represented Gonzales County as a Democrat in the House of Representatives in the Seventh Texas Legislature. On behalf of Gonzales County, Mills voted to secede from the Union and signed the Ordinance of Secession on Feb. 1, 1861, at the Secession Convention in Austin. He joined the Confederate Army on Nov. 10, 1862, and was assigned as assistant adjutant general to Brig. Gen. (and fellow attorney, and editor of the Austin State Gazette) William Read Scurry at Fort Brown, Texas. (Scurry led the Confederate forces at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, and helped capture Galveston, but died at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, 1864.) Mills was appointed captain in 1863 and rose to the rank of major by the end of the war, which he survived. Law Library re-bind with edge-stampings and bookplate. 376 pp. including seven Appendices, Case Index, and 2-page Errata. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The House of The Seven Gables (in fine binding)

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. First edition. Leather_bound. Fine. First edition. Later issue with lettering unbattered on p. 149, last letter on p.50, line 25 and p. 278, line 25 missing; four pages of ads at front dated July 1852. Bound in full crimson morocco, lined in gilt, hubbed spine with gilt lettering and fleurons in the compartments; marbled endpapers. Text clean and bright. A very handsome example, binding bright and fresh.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved CASE 2. Dupont.

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         Autograph Letter Signed

      Not published, Hursley, Hampshire, England 1851 - Four page letter, written entirely in the hand of and signed by John Keble. Written from Hursley Vicarage and dated October 14, 1857, it reads: My dear Sir, I thank you much for sending me the Inscription, + for mentioning the Window. It has occurred to me that for the subject or one of the subjects of the latter there might be something appropriate, if one could get it properly treated, in the Prophet Isaiah having his lips touched by a coal of fire from the alter in the hand of an angel c. vi. 6.7. But one is almost afraid to mention it - it would require such superior skill + feeling. If your artist could submit his design before execution to some such person as Mr. Butterfield, I should say, from experience, that he would be doing on of the best things he could for his work. I should wish to give a little (I cannot afford more) to the windows - will you kindly put me down for a guinea? I will you believe me, dear Sir, yours very truly, [signed] J Keble. I have mentioned it to Professor Reed." The Butterfiled referred to in the letter is undoubtedly William Butterfield (1814 - 1900) architect. Keble was an English clergyman and poet. J. H. Newman later called Keble's sermon of July 14 1833 as the beginning of the Oxford Movement. From 1836, he was the priest of a small Parish of Hursley, Hampshire. Three years after his death, Keble College at Oxford was established (Butterfield built the chapel). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann

      Literairische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning) ca 1851, Frankfurt am Main - Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his children) during a trip to Nuremberg, now coming to life in a fabulous way. -Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a physician and treated patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. In Frankfurt, he had a new clinic for psychiatry, in which the patients were not blocked off, but treated, a tremendous novelty for that time. On the whole, in spite of some wear and aging, the book is well preserved.

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         Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini Conforme la celebre lezione del Professore Giovanni Rosini con Note. - Volume Primo: Dal 1490 al 1534

      Presso l'Editore-Librajo Ernesto Oliva - Milano, 1851. ITALIANO 0,55 Volume della metà del XIX secolo in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, bordo e punte leggermente consunti, tagli con accenno di fioritura poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato, prime con becca. Scritta su risguardia. Magnifica antiporta con incisione in nero del ritratto di Francesco Guicciardini. Frontespizio con fantastica vignetta incisa in nero. Di Giambattista Corniani "Notizie intorno alla vita e agli scritti di Francesco Guicciardini", tratte dai Secoli della Letteratura Italiana. I volume della collana Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini. Solo Volume Primo. USATO

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         A Treatise on Astronomy

      Engraved title page and 3 engraved plates, illustrations to the text. New edition, original brown ripple-grained cloth. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.

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         The Writings of Douglas Jerrold.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, - In 8 vols. Half calf with gilt title on spine & black cloth. All edges marbled. Marble endpapers. Front & rear cover stained & sl.wrinkled. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. All edges sunned. Front ep. sl.rubbed. [Vol.I]: Gutter of title page verso sl.cracked. [Vol.II]: Small spotted on P.171. 18.3x12.5cm.[Contents as follows] Vol.I: St. Giles and St. James. / Vol.II: Men of Character. / Vol.III: Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures, The Story of a Feather, and The Sick Giant and the Doctor Dware. / Vol.IV: Cakes and Ale. / Vol.V: Punch's Letters to His Son, Punch's Complete Letter Writer, and Sketches of the English. / Vol.VI: A Man Made of Money, and The Chronicles of Clovernook. / Vol.VII: Comedies. / Vol.VIII: Comedies and Dramas. Collected Edition. 1851-1854. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 426; viii, 426 pp. Contemporary black calf over green moiré silk sides, spine with gilt rules, gilt lettered direct to two panels. 10 colour plates, 8 wood engravings and a folding map. Browning to the map which has repairs to folds on the verso, some older with linen and some newer with tissue, slight fading and rubbing to the spines, else a very good set.

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         Die Tertiär-Floren der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. [I] Vorwort. Die tertiäre Flora der Umgebungen von Wien; 2. Die tertiäre Flora von Häring in Tirol; 3. Steinkohlenflora von Raditz in Böhmen; Tertiär-Flora von Szakadat und Thalheim in Siebenbürgen [by K. J. Andrae].

      - Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map; and 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges. = A rare series of monographs of the Tertiary floras of Austria, the first three by the eminent Austrian botanist Constantin Freiherrn von Ettingshausen (1826-1897), professor of botany at the university of Graz. The fourth is by the German paleobotanist Karl (or Carl) Justus Andrae, or Andrä (1817-1885). These works include numerous new species, finely illustrated after usually well-preserved specimens. Published in the rare, early volumes of Anstalt's Abhandlungen. Library stamps on title and plate versos; a few shining through a little; water stain on the lower bottom part of the map and scattered, mostly light, foxing throughout. Cat. BM(NH) 2, p. 545. Neither in Nissen, BBI nor in Stafleu and Cowan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

      Routledge, UK 1851 - New Edition 1851. A very early publication of the two books by Austen, 1st printing in one edition and a new frontis engraved plate. In the Austen bibliography E17 state 3. Very un-common in the original decorative cloth and the first I have come across. Book is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed. Light marking to cloth. Light repair to spine tips. Contents good. Endpapers with a 1851 inscription. Pages a little age toned and with foxing. Quite a nice book. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Adeline; or, The grave of the forsaken. A domestic romance. By the Author of ?Blanche Heriot?, etc., etc.

      Published by E. Lloyd. [1851] - Illus; some pts sl. browned, a few marks. Neatly rebound in half black roan. Signature of R.H. Byrne (?). An unrecorded abridged edition in 16 pts, and 65 chapters, with text in two columns. See Ono 542 & above for the first edition in 52 pts. Here the text, in very small type, is abridged from the end of Chapter LIX, omitting the story of Gonzalo and bringing forward the death of Adeline to Chapter LX. This is a comparatively rare example of an error by the printer/publisher in the titlepage attributions. In 1841 ?Blanche; or, The mystery of the doomed house? by Rymer was currently appearing but in 1851 ?Blanche Heriot? by Thomas Prest was currently being reprinted.

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         Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey; In Two Volumes: Vol II

      Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1851 - 2 volume set. 2nd Continental Edition. 16.5 x 12 cm. With half-titles, 336; 316, [3] pp. Bound in 3/4 blue cloth over marbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Refs: Smith, pages 83-84. Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841-1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No. 201. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works. New editions. 19 titles in 20 vols.

      G. Routledge & Co; Chapman & Hall. 1851-60 - Fronts; occasional spotting and dusting; one or two gatherings sl. proud. Uniformly bound in contemp. half maroon calf, blocked in blind, spines dec. in gilt, dark green leather labels. Armorial bookplates of Charles Dickens in two volumes, and with ?From the Library of Charles Dickens? label in all vols. A collection of Bulwer's novels from the library of his friend and colleague Charles Dickens. The Catalogue of Dickens?s Library (Sotheran's, 1870), p.74, offers this at £2. 15s. The nineteen titles in this collection are: My Novel (2 vols), Pelham, The Last Days of Pompeii, Ernest Maltravers, Alice (Ernest Maltravers, part II), The Caxtons, The Last of the Barons, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, The Pilgrims of the Rhine, Night and Morning, Zanoni, Harold, Leila, Lucretia, The Disowned, Devereux, Eugene Aram, and Rienzi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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