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         Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country.

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1852 - (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear. Minor dampstain. Publisher's brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine gilt A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Manuel de la Confrérie de la très Sainte Trinité contenant le sommaire des Indulgences que les Souverains Pontifes ont daigné accorder en faveur de cette confrérie.

      Stuttgart, Imprimerie Royale, 1852. - in-4. 1f. manuscrit et 84pp. Plein chagrin rouge, dos lisse, somptueux encadrement doré orné de fleurons aux angles et de la couronne comtale au centre sous laquelle le nom de l'auteur est frappé en lettres dorées (reliure de l'époque, infimes traces d'usure). Edition Originale. Ouvrage que nous n'avons pas trouvé répertorié, contenant les indulgences accordées au 17e siècle par le Vatican à l'Ordre de la Sainte-Trinité pour la rédemption des captifs. Il donne également le texte de certaines prières et rituels pratiqués par les prêtres de l'ordre. Le texte de chaque page s'inscrit dans un superbe encadrement architectural lithographié. Bel exemplaire de l'auteur, luxueusement relié et entièrement enluminé aux encres de couleurs, d'or et d'argent. Il s'ouvre sur un feuillet manuscrit signé par l'auteur, avec l'indication: "Un exemplaire de cet ouvrage a été accepté par Sa Sainteté Pie IX, qui, après l'avoir bien examiné, pour témoignage de Sa particulière reconnaissance a envoyé l'ample bénédiction Apostolique à l'auteur. Rome, 29 avril 1852". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Les Sept péchés capitaux. La Gourmandise.

      Bruxelles, Méline, Cans et Cie 1852 - in-16, [4]-236 pp., bradel demi-chagrin vert, fiilets dorés au dos, couverture verte imprimée conservée (rel. moderne). Qques petites rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Ce discret opuscule forme une vraie rareté. En effet, avec le volume consacré à l'Avarice, tout aussi peu commun, il complète la grande série originale des Péchés capitaux d'Eugène Sue, qui comprend donc, en tout, six parties en 18 volumes, ainsi répartis : I. L'Orgueil (six volumes parus en 1848) ; II. L'Envie (4 volumes parus aussi en 1848) ; III. La Colère (deux volumes). - IV. La Luxure et la paresse (quatre volumes de 1849). - V. L'Avarice (un volume, paru en 1851 aussi chez Méline). - VI. La Gourmandise (notre texte, 1852, chez Méline). Comme l'explique Vicaire, si les deux derniers titres sont annoncés dans la Bibliographie de la France, il n'a jamais pu en trouver d'exemplaires. Effectivement, Sue ayant dû s'exiler en 1851 en Savoie pour son opposition au coup d'Etat, ses deux derniers titres ne parurent qu'en Belgique. Ils sont donc très difficile à trouver. Les Sept péchés capitaux sont considérés comme faisant partie des "romans sociaux" de la plume socialiste et feuilletoniste de Sue. Ce n'est qu'en 1880 que Jules Rouff rééditera toute la série en un seul volume. Vicaire VII, 692-694.

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         Voyage pittoresque en Suisse, en Savoie et sur les Alpes. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue frères.

      P., Belin-Leprieur et Morizot [vers 1852]. - Grand in-8 cartonnage polychrome de Lenègre pour l'éditeur, fond toilé noir, dos et plat supérieur ornés de plaques gravées par Liebherre d'après Rouargue, médaillon au plat inférieur, tranches dorées, VIII-560 pp., 24 planches gravées dont 8 coloriées. Mors et coiffes frottés, accroc au mors inf. et sur une coupe, 2 coins émoussés, 1 pl. et 1 cahier lég. déréglés, rousseurs éparses, état très convenable. Exemplaire revêtu du cartonnage romantique de l'éditeur, peu commun, illustré de compositions qui empruntent des éléments à l'imagerie classique de la Suisse : Guillaume Tell sur un piedestal, des arbalètes, des chalets en rondins, une bergère. Sur une garde, étiquette ancienne du libraire Alphonse Gatineau à Orléans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. First edition, first printing; Hobart and Robbins listed on both copyright pages, title pages lack printing statement as called for. Original brown cloth binding stamped in blind; vignette on front and titles on spine in gilt. Very Good or better overall, with the second volume Near Fine. Light lean to both volumes; light rubbing to corners; darkening to endpapers. Volume one shows a quarter-inch loss to cloth at foot of spine; small ding to rear joint; dampstain to front end paper. An unusually fresh and unsophisticated set. BAL 19343.

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         Letters ? With an Introductory Essay by Robert Browning

      Edward Moxon, London 1852 - First edition. Half-title, 8-page publisher's catalogue at front and 2-page publisher's advertisement at end. 8vo. First edition of these forgeries "perpetuated by an impostor, claiming to be the son of Lord Byron. Two genuine letters, which happened to be in Moxon's hands, were included. The fraud was discovered, to the chagrin of Browning and Moxon, who at once destroyed all obtainable copies of the book" (Granniss/Grolier Shelley 127). Granniss 127. Provenance: John Bell Sedgwick (bookplate) Publisher's violet cloth. Spine faded, else fine Half-title, 8-page publisher's catalogue at front and 2-page publisher's advertisement at end. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, and Plats of the Squares and Lots of the City of Washington

      Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, Washington, DC 1852 - Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope, including the different methods of preparing and examining animal, vegetable, and mineral structures.

      London and New York: H. Bailliere..., 1852. London and New York:: H. Bailliere..., 1852., 1852. 8vo. xxii, [2], 515 pp. 270 wood engraved figs. (5 hand-colored: see pp. 241, 242, 247), index, 12 plates (1 folding, pl. IX bound as frontis.); lightly foxed. Original full diced Russia calf, with blind- and gilt-stamped rules, green calf gilt-stamped label. Book-label of Smith Elder & Co., Booksellers, London; ownership signature of C. Hampden Wigram [Harston, Grantham] [fl.1854-1898]. Very good+ - a very handsome copy in a desirable binding. SECOND EDITION with additions of Quekett's important work on the microscope. In 1852 Quekett became professor of histology and was appointed resident conservator of the Hunterian Museum, succeeding Owen as conservator in 1856. DNB, XVI, p. 540-542. Hartley rates this his 6th most favorite book on microscopy: "...the great Quekett [6] taught me the origins, when all the lenses were convex and men fought for resolution: a fundamental basis." – Gilbert Hartley," A dozen favourite books on microscopy", Quekett Journal of Microscopy, 2005, 40, 39–40. Provenance: C. Hampden Wigram, of Harston, Grantham [U.K.], [fl.1854-1898], was once Chairman of the Trustees of Lloyd's Patriotic Fund.

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         Handgeschreven brief aan 'Mon cher architecte et exélève!'

      - 25,4 x 19,3 cm. Gevouwen blad met blindstempel 'London Superfine' (dun schrijfpapier van hoge kwaliteit). Alle vier pagina's beschreven. Gesigneerd 'Votre affectionné Guillaume.' en gedateerd 'La Haye 28 Mars 1852'. 76 regels tekst. Tweemaal gevouwen.l Franstalige brief over landbouw en waterhuishouding aan Willems hofarchitect, de in het Belgische Mons geboren Henri François Guillaume Nicolas Camp (dank aan Dik van der Meulen voor deze informatie!). Willem was sterk geïnteresseerd in praktische wetenschappen, verbetering van landbouwtechnieken en dergelijke. In deze uitvoerige brief noemt hij twee vooruitstrevende landeigenaren, Frederik baron van Brakell van den Eng (1788-1865) en de idealistische Iman G.J. van den Bosch (1799-1880) uit Wilhelminadorp. Hij stelt Camp voor om samen met Van Brakell en Van den Bosch op paleis het Loo te komen logeren en de mogelijkheden te bespreken om er een landbouwbedrijf te stichten. Koning Willem III was natuurlijk zelf ook een grootgrondbezitter. Camp ontwierp verschillende belangrijke gebouwen voor de koning, onder andere Bronbeek en het Aardhuis. Een zeer uitvoerige, vriendschappelijke brief, in curieus en niet gemakkelijk leesbaar handschrift geschreven.

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         Historia Administrativa y Estadistica General de las Colonias Inglesas en todas las partes del Mundo, con la esposicion de los impuestos, gastos, deudas, importancia militar y maritima, poblacion, comercio y agricultura de cada colonia. Seguida de un compendio historico de la formacion, progresos y estado actual del imperio de la India oriental bajo la administracion politica y mercantil de la compañia de las Indias Orientales. Obra enriquecida con 24 cuadros estadisticos y la ordenanza legislativa que determina las relaciones que deben existir entre el Reino Unido y la compañia de las Indias hasta 30 de abril de 1854, sacada de la historia rentistica y estadistica general del Imperio Britanico. Traducida del Francés con el texto inglés a l

      Manila, Establecimiento Tipografico del Colegio Santo Tomas, 1852. - in-8. 239pp. 3ff. 19 tableaux hors-texte, dont 6 dépliants. Percaline du temps, guirlande dorée autour des plats, titre doré au dos (quelques traces d'usure). Edition Originale imprimée aux Philippines de la première traduction espagnole de cet important ouvrage sur les colonies anglaises, initialement publié en anglais en 1834 puis traduit en français en 1837. "Précieuse collection de documents statistiques les plus nécessaires à l'étude de la constitution économique de la Grande-Bretagne" (Blanqui). Pablo Pebrer (mort en 1846) était un économiste espagnol qui passa plusieurs années en exil politique à Londres. Le volume contient notamment 19 tableaux statistiques hors-texte dont 6 dépliants. Bon exemplaire dans sa reliure philippine d'origine en percaline (quelques traces d'usure). Palau, 215983. Coquelin et Guillaumin, II, 344 (pour la traduction française). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Metal-Work and its Artistic Design: Dedicated, by express permission, to the Right Hon. Henry Labouchere. Large Chromolithograph Publication

      Day & Son, London, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Wyatt was a British architect, who worked with I.K.Brunel on Paddington Station, expanded Temple Meads Station, rebuilt Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and designed the Rothschild Mausoleum. He held, amongst other important positions, the Surveyor of the East India Company in 1855, and subsequently became the Architect to the Council of India. He was the honorary secretary to the Royal Institute of British Architects between 1855 and 1859. He published a number of works featuring elaborate chromolithographed plates and was renowned for having a deep understanding of the industrial arts. The work offered here being a prime example of his interest and expertise. Title page, 53 pages, 81 pages. 50 full page plates, including a very attractive frontispiece title page. 25 of the plates are printed by colour chromolithography, the other 25 are tinted lithographs. Bound in half leather with buckram covered boards. A bit rubbed at the extremities, but very sound and firm in the binding, with no loose or shaken pages. The contents are very clean throughout, with no foxing or browning. This book is extra heavy, and will require extra shipping charges to some countries. Size: Large Folio (14 x 18.5 inches). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Art & Design. . This book is extra heavy, and will require extra shipping charges to some countries.

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         Metal-Work and its Artistic Design. Large Chromolithograph Publication

      Day & Son, 1852, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition. Title page, 53 pages, 81 pages. 50 full page plates, including a very attractive frontispiece title page. 25 of the plates are printed by colour chromolithography, the other 25 are tinted lithographs. Bound in half leather with buckram covered boards. A bit rubbed at the extremities, but very sound and firm in the binding, with no loose or shaken pages. The contents are very clean throughout, with no foxing or browning. This book is extra heavy, and will require extra shipping charges to some countries. Size: Large Folio (14 x 18.5 inches). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Art & Design.

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         F.Chopin

      M.Escudier, Paris 1852 - F.Chopin-F.Liszt-Ed.M.Escudier, Paris 1852. Encuadernación en media piel. Hojas con manchas de humedad. Tiene 206 páginas. Medidas: 20 cm x 13,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'abbé de l'Épée, sa vie, son apostolat, ses travaux, sa lutte et ses succès, avec l'historique des monuments élevés à sa mémoire à Paris et à Versailles ; orné de son portrait gravé en taille douce, d'un fac similé de son écriture, du dessin de son tombeau dans l'église Saint-Roch à Paris, et de celui de sa statue à Versailles (Avec une Lettre autographe de sa soeur Encarté

      Michel Levy 1852 - Grand in-8° relié, demi chagrin vert olive de l époque, dos à cinq nerfs, filets dorés, titre gravé, 413 pp. Envoi autographe de l'auteur sur la page de garde. Une très longue lettre de la soeur de l"abbé de l"épée est encartée dans le volume. L"exemplaire est dans un état magnifique. Portrait de l"abbé de l"Epée en frontispice gravé en taille douce, un fac-similé de son écriture, un dessin de son tombeau dans l"église de Saint-Roch à Paris, et une planche représentant sa statue à Versailles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland in 1846 and 1847

      Hodges and Smith, 1852, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. hardback, blind stamped blue cloth lettered gilt to a faded spine, discolouration of endpapers, evidence of a meeting-house label having been appended to front free endpaper, presentation page from the Committee gifting the book to the Middlesborough-on-Tees Meeting. Upper hinge cracked at page 1 but general a very good copy with a clean and unmarked text, xxiii + 478 [ii] pp. Scarce, Book

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         Ueber die Theorie der zusammengesetzten Farben (pp.461-482).

      - Arch. Anat. Phys., 1852. - Hrsg. v. J.Müller. - Berlin, Verlag von Veit et Comp., 1852, 8°, V, 120, 569 pp., 16 lith. Tafeln, orig.Interimsbroschur. Erstdruck! Begründung der noch heute fundamental geltenden Helmholtzschen Farbtheorie, die durch die Untersuchungen der Farbblindheit bestätigt wurde. Helmholtz's theory of colour vision. Herman von Helmholtz (1821-1894) modified fifthy years later Young's theory of color vision, stating that it depends on the set of retinal fibres corresponding to red, green, and violet. Bacon, Young, Hering, Goethe, and Rayleigh wrote on color vision. "Finally these ideas converged in the great mind of Helmholtz, who analyzed and synthesized them into modern view of the nineteenth century" Arrington See Chance, 124 ff.; Arrington, 76; Schmidt, Med. Discover, 104-105; Kelly, 190; Major II, 902-806; Hirschberg 1021; Koenigsberger, H.v. Helmholtz (N.Y.), pp.93-4 Garrison & Morton No.1508; Rothschuh No. 1285 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.. 200 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Publisher's purple cloth (BAL binding B), gilt vignette on upper cover, smooth spine with gilt titling. With title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates, as called for. Bookseller's ticket of Brooks, Salem, on front pastedowns; front flyleaf of volume I with pencil signature of Geo. B. Goodwin, and that of volume II with signature of Mrs. Nancy Goodwin. BAL 19343; PMM 332. Spines uniformly sunned, corners bumped and with cloth worn through in places, two tiny snags at spine ends, but the bindings completely tight and square, and the gilt vignettes on the covers still bright. One opening with light brown smears touching but not obscuring text, occasional small inoffensive spots or stains internally, but all of the defects entirely minor, and THE SET IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, much more attractive than the usual copies in original cloth, almost always found cocked, with cracked joints, and/or significant foxing.Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain.

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         Reflexiones sobre la naturaleza (originalmente escritas en alemán). Tomo IV. Aumentadas y metodizadas por M. Luis Cousin Despréaux; y anotadas y puestas a la altura actual de las ciencias naturales por el D. D. Tomás Cuchí. Comprende los meses de Julio y

      - Barcelona, Librería Religiosa, Imprenta de D. Pablo Riera, 1852.Características: Pasta dura en plena piel de la época. En muy buen estado. Tiene un sello en morado de la propietaria original. Cantos y guardas muy limpios. Con adornos y letras dorados en el lomo. Es el tomo XL de la colección de la Librería Religiosa. Tiene un sello del proseedor original. Indice de las materias que contiene este tomo: Relacones que se hallan entre nuestros sentidos, y los objetos de la naturaleza. 2. Los huesos y su armazón. 3. La piel que cubre todo el cuerpo, y algunas de sus funciones. 4. Formación del feto en el útero materno. 5. Obligación que tienen las madres de criar a sus hijos. 6 La infancia, la pubertad, y la edad viril. 7. Cuidados que tiene Dios de los hombres desde su nacimiento. Etc, etc (son más de 60 puntos, uno por cada día). Tiene 4 grandes apartados con subdivisiones que corresponden a El Agua, El airey El fuego 424 p. (14 x 9 cms.). Peso: 300 grs. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 157.14 EUR

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         Excursions and Adventures in New South Wales; with Pictures of Squatting and Life in the Bush; an Account of the Climate, Productions, and Natural History of the Colony, and of the Manners and Customs of the Natives, with Advice to Emigrants, &c

      London, Shoberl, 1852. Octavo, two volumes, xii, 314 and viii, 294 pages plus a map, 2 illustrations and 2 tinted lithographic frontispieces. Modern antique-style gilt-decorated half calf and marbled papered boards; contemporary ownership details on the verso of the frontispieces; old tissue-paper repairs to tiny tears to the first two leaves of one volume and the frontispiece of the other; last page in each volume a trifle dusty or marked; an excellent set. 'I have endeavoured to give a general outline of my life and proceedings in the colony; pointing out the discomforts, annoyances, losses, and dangers to which the settler is exposed'; with 74 pages (and other scattered references) on the Aborigines. Ferguson 10365: 'Very interesting descriptions of various parts of New South Wales visited by the author. His station was situated on the Macleay River'.

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         UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      John P. Jewett & Company, Boston 1852 - 200 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION in book form, FIRST ISSUE (with all the issue points in BAL). Publisher's purple cloth (BAL binding B), gilt vignette on upper cover, smooth spine with gilt titling. With title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates, as called for. Bookseller's ticket of Brooks, Salem, on front pastedowns; front flyleaf of volume I with pencil signature of Geo. B. Goodwin, and that of volume II with signature of Mrs. Nancy Goodwin. BAL 19343; PMM 332. Spines uniformly sunned, corners bumped and with cloth worn through in places, two tiny snags at spine ends, but the bindings completely tight and square, and the gilt vignettes on the covers still bright. One opening with light brown smears touching but not obscuring text, occasional small inoffensive spots or stains internally, but all of the defects entirely minor, and THE SET IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, much more attractive than the usual copies in original cloth, almost always found cocked, with cracked joints, and/or significant foxing. Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This is an extremely difficult book to find in agreeable condition in publisher's cloth, and it would seem as if the present copy has to be among the best one could obtain. Motivated by the fervent calling to rid America of slavery, Stowe (1811-96) suggested in March of 1851 to the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The National Era" that he consider publishing a serialized story demonstrating the oppression and brutality of life as a slave. The proposal was accepted, and Stowe supplied 13 monthly installments, with publication concluding in April, 1852. The Boston publisher John P. Jewett negotiated with Stowe for publication rights in book form, and he brought out the novel even before the final two serialized installments appeared. The work had attained such popularity by the time it appeared as a book that copies from the initial press run of 5,000 were exhausted within a few days. Sales in America and in Britain were nothing short of phenomenal: 300,000 copies were sold during the first year in the US alone, and more than 20 pirated editions were printed in London during 1852. PMM notes that the novel "exploded like a bombshell" in the debate over slavery, and declares that "the social impact of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." Our previous owner, George B. Goodwin, is likely the person of that name who lived 1834-86 in Wisconsin, where he was a lawyer, a member of the state assembly, and a colonel in the 41st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during

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         Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland in 1846 and 1847

      Hodges and Smith, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, blind stamped blue cloth lettered gilt to a faded spine, discolouration of endpapers, evidence of a meeting-house label having been appended to front free endpaper, presentation page from the Committee gifting the book to the Middlesborough-on-Tees Meeting. Upper hinge cracked at page 1 but general a very good copy with a clean and unmarked text, xxiii + 478 [ii] pp. Scarce..

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         Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva

      Robert P. Smith, Philadelphia 1852 - Small quarto, six volumes. Bound in what appears to be the publisher's deluxe green morocco, with elaborate gilt tooling to spines and boards: borders of interwoven fillets, arabesques, and central illustration of a Jalap bindweed, six spine compartments, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. Near Fine. Some intermitant foxing throughout, mostly to the text pages and tissue guards, plates in lovely shape with bright coloring. The heel of Michaux volume 3 has been repaired, otherwise the bindings are in excellent shape and unrestored. Original yellow endpapers have some discoloration, as often. The first three volumes are authored by Michaux, with the full title, "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Considered Particularly with Respect to Their Use in the Arts, and Their Introduction into Commerce, to Which is Added, a Description of the Most Useful of the European Forest Trees." The last three volumes were authored by Nuttall, as "The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California, as Wells as in Various Parts of the United States." Michaux's original three volumes were a result of ten years of research, illustrated with 156 colored copperplate engravings by the Route brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, and Pancrace Bessa, and were generally considered the authoritative text in the field upon its publication. Nuttall added 127 plates for his three volumes, making the two works united one of the most complete works on the subject, unparalleled in its production, descriptions, and illustrations. Sabin 48695. Nissen 1361.

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         Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library,, 1852. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spines gilt decorated with thistles, roses and shamrocks, yellow endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements, top edges gilt. Wood-engraved frontispieces, vignette half-titles, 116 vignettes in text. Light wear to spine tips, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive copy in the original cloth of this important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble. Still in print, Mackay's book has had a profound influence on economics and sociology, with many modern economists referring to his work when analysing the stock market bubbles of our own age. "Charles Mackay's passionate erudition and urbane, unaffected prose style contributed to make him one of the chief figures in the establishment of Victorian journalism as a dignified profession" (ODNB).

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         BAYERN. - Stumpf, Pleickhard. Bayern. Ein geographisch-statistisch-historisches Handbuch des Königreiches.

      (Mchn., Verlags-Expedition des "geographisch-statistisch-historischen Handbuches", -53) 1852 - 22,5 x 15 cm. 1088 S. Mit 300 Textabbildungen in Holzstich. Rosa Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Pfister 2268, Lentner 4366: "Wegen seiner überaus zahlreichen Quellenangaben u. histor. Nachrichten auch heute noch ein geschätztes Werk". Ein umfangreiches Handbuch, mit zahlreichen teils seltenen Stadtansichten, nach Landgerichten geordnet. - Einband verblichen und etwas fleckig. Vorwiegende in den Rändern leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Illustrated with numerous engravings.

      London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spines gilt decorated with thistles, roses and shamrocks, yellow endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements, top edges gilt. Light wear to spine tips, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Wood-engraved frontispieces, vignette half-titles, 116 vignettes in text. Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only four plates over three volumes. An attractive copy in the original cloth of this important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble. Still in print, Mackay's book has had a profound influence on economics and sociology, with many modern economists referring to his work when analysing the stock market bubbles of our own age. "Charles Mackay's passionate erudition and urbane, unaffected prose style contributed to make him one of the chief figures in the establishment of Victorian journalism as a dignified profession" (ODNB).

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         Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil the River Plate, the Parana, &c

      Thomas McLean, London 1852 - Lithographed title, dedication to Prince Albert with list of plates on verso, 26 tinted lithographed plates, lithographed plan. Expertly bound to style in dark blue morocco backed period cloth covered boards, large central morocco label on the upper cover, flat spine lettered in gilt, glazed yellow endpapers and pastedowns Among the rarest lithographed view books concerning South America. "In 1823 Ousley was transferred to Rio as secretary, and in 1838 was promoted to charge d'affaires. He was sent on a mission to Uruguay and Argentina in 1844 and returned to England in 1850 . After he had returned to England, via the United States, he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolous of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs" (Borba de Moraes). Published in 1852 and issued as tinted lithographs, like the present, for £4.4s, or hand coloured at £6.16s.6d, both issues are very rare. Unlike other lithographed plate books from this period, there was no deluxe issue on card. The list of plates cites the plan, 25 plates, plus one vignette (titled Serra de Estrella), though the vignette is in appearance no different than the other plates. Not in Abbey, attesting to the work's rarity. Borba de Moraes, p.643; Sabin 57947; Tooley 356; Palau 207325. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, OR LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

      Boston.Cleveland: John P. Jewett Company. Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. Very Good. 1852. First Edition. 3/4 Leather Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.. Vol 1 (III) X, (13)- 312; 3 plates inserted. Vol 2: (I) - (IV), (5) - 322, 3 plates inserted. VOL. I: ALL POINTS OF FIRST PRINTING; VOL.2 ALL POINTS OF FIRST PRINTING.. Pages soiled throughout otherwise very good. 3/4 Dark blue morocco, red & gilt labels. gilt designs in compartments. Some leather edges rubbed, VERY GOOD. BAL 19343. Sabin 92457. PMM 332.. .

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         Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-fine-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover vignette stamped in gilt, other decoration stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Housed in brick red quarter morocco, book-style drop back box, marbled boards, each volume in a brown linen chemise with morocco spine label. Spines faded as usual (the purple dye fugitive in light), a couple of minor chips at spine ends, a few marks to boards and occasionally internally, but an excellent unrestored copy in original condition. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. Early pencilled ownership inscriptions of Mrs Ruth D Wilson to front blank of volume II. First edition of probably the most socially influential American book ever published. "Even before the publication of the serial [in the abolitionist newspaper The National Era] the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing [it] in book form. The two volumes, issued both in brown cloth and paper wrappers, appeared on 20 March 1852, two instalments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days and a second printing of the same size, indicated by 'ten thousand' on the title-page, was completely disposed of by the end of March. The sale of the book was indeed phenomenal In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM). It's international influence was summarised by by Charles Francis Adams, John Adam's grandson, who served as United States minister to the Court of St. James during the Civil War: "Uncle Tom's Cabin exercised, largely from fortuitous circumstances, a more immediate, considerable and dramatic world-influence than any other book ever printed" (Trans-Atlantic Historical Solidarity, p.79). An extremely well-preserved copy of this enduringly significant work. BAL 19343, binding B; Grolier American 100, 61; Printing and the Mind of Man 332 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES MONTGOMERY. WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR BY THE REV. RUFUS W. GRISWOLD

      John Ball, Philadelphia 1852 - Two volumes. 404p; 471p. Steel-engraved frontispieces and title pages and two other engraved plates. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with yellow endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and dense floral ornaments surrounding a standing lady with outstretched arms repeating the image on the engraved title page of Vol. I (from Lord Falkland's Dream), the upper covers with central gilt whaling vignette repeating the image on the tittle engraved title of Vol. II (from The Pelican Island). The whaling image is repeated in blind on the lower covers. American publisher's bindings, perhaps in the style of Benjamin Gaskell of Philadelphia. Heavy foxing at the engravings, very small chip to cloth at crown of Vol. I, else remarkable fine bright copies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil the River Plate, the Parana, &c

      London: Thomas McLean, 1852. Folio. Lithographed title, dedication to Prince Albert with list of plates on verso, 26 tinted lithographed plates, lithographed plan. Expertly bound to style in dark blue morocco backed period cloth covered boards, large central morocco label on the upper cover, flat spine lettered in gilt, glazed yellow endpapers and pastedownsAmong the rarest lithographed view books concerning South America."In 1823 Ousley was transferred to Rio as secretary, and in 1838 was promoted to charge d'affaires. He was sent on a mission to Uruguay and Argentina in 1844 and returned to England in 1850 ... After he had returned to England, via the United States, he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolous of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs" (Borba de Moraes).Published in 1852 and issued as tinted lithographs, like the present, for £4.4s, or hand coloured at £6.16s.6d, both issues are very rare. Unlike other lithographed plate books from this period, there was no deluxe issue on card. The list of plates cites the plan, 25 plates, plus one vignette (titled Serra de Estrella), though the vignette is in appearance no different than the other plates. Not in Abbey, attesting to the work's rarity.Borba de Moraes, p.643; Sabin 57947; Tooley 356; Palau 207325.

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         Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet].

      1852-4 1852 - Original lithograph with hand-colouring, for Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, 2nd edition, London 1852-54. Saffron-coloured Hill Toucan [Saffron Toucanet], Andigena bailloni [Baillonius bailloni]. £795

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         Fine Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. Edwin SIDNEY (John, 1804-1881, Ornithologist & Publisher)

      1852 - (1798-1872), sending him a "plate . but I regret to say I have not a colour impression . I have however thrown a little colour over a plain one and . now differs but little from the plate issued. They have been sent off by rail and I hope they will arrive in time and suit your purpose . if so pray do me the favour to keep them .", 2 sides 8vo., 20 Broad Street, 4th March small tear on top edge with some loss of text

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         LETTER FROM ONE QUAKER TO ANOTHER BEMOANING THE EFFECT OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH UPON THE MEN OF HIS COMMUNITY; Three-page letter, sent in a stampless temperance envelope, from one Quaker to another bemoaning the fact that some many men are departing for the gold fields of California

      Winslow-North Vassalboro, Maine 1852 - This letter, written by C. G. Pinkham of Winslow, Maine to J. H. Osborne of Weare, Maine, is headed with a Quaker date: "1st 29th 1852" (January 29, 1852). It is enclosed in a "Maine Law" temperance propaganda envelope printed and sold by Thurston & Co. of Portland. The envelope has two circular "Paid 3" handstamps and a very scarce circular North Vassalboro, Maine postmark dated February 6. The envelope and letter are in very nice shape. Pinkham's letter is filled with "thees, thous, and thys" and begins with a short acknowledgement of several deaths. He soon, however, begins to discuss the God Rush fever that had gripped the country: "Mayhew is just upon the eve of starting for Calafornia. He told me that he had been to see Nathan and Phelie, he said they appeared very happy. George Jenkins has just left here for the last time before starting for Providence where he is to meet Mayhew. They are to sail for Calafornia from New York the 7th of next month. There are a number of young men from this region going with them and about the tenth of third month there are about thirty from this vicinity going to that land of adventures. I think it nothing short of a Calamity that so many of our useful and valuable citizens are leaving us prompted I fear by a vain hope of obtaining gold. What say thou about it? Brother Williams is designing to start for the Gold region in about two months this so says he. He is married again to a sister of his former wife.".

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         Ensayo sobre los alphabetos de las letras desconocidas, Que se encuentran en las mas antiguas Medallas, y Monumentos de España.escrito, revisto, y publicado De orden de la misma Academia

      Oficina de Antonio Sanz, Madrid 1852 - Plena piel con nervios, dorados y tejuelo 8 hojas + 163 páginas + 20 grabados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Miller and his Men; or, The secret robbers of Bohemia. A powerful romance. By the Author of ?The Brigand.? - ?Gilderoy.? - ?The Death Grasp?, &c. &c.

      E. Lloyd. 1852 - FIRST EDITION. Illus.; sl. browning. Rebacked in half brown calf. A good copy. Ono 498. BL & Oxford on Copac. In 53 pts with two column text, the preface dated 1852. Prest states that this late work is based on the perennially popular play by Isaac Pocock, interspersed with German legends like the tales with which Prest began his penny dreadful career in the 1830s. The illus. on p.225 is signed Calvert, and that on p.313, Welch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         A handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness railway, being a guide to the Lake District of West Cumberland and Furness

      London: Whittaker & Co. Whitehaven: R. Gibson & Son; and Callander & Dixon. 1852. 8vo., folding engraved map, 12 fine steel-engraved plates, each with original tissue guard, (8) + 134pp., including the half-title, in contemporary red morocco, fully gilt. A fine and most attractive copy. First edition. A pretty copy of a charming guide to the English Lakes, the author admittedly taking advantage of the easier access to the 'almost unrivalled attractions' brought about by the recently opened railway (opened on 1st November 1850).

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         REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED

      1852 - [32ND U.S. CONGRESS] OFFICERS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITION OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851. 32nd CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, EXECUTIVE DOCUMENT NO. 28. Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. 42 pp. Index to all 32nd Congressional documents + 760 pp. + 43 b/w plates, most folding, some large. 8vo., calf stamped in blind at edges of boards, one red (partially detached) and one black gilt morocco spine labels, the title reading "Senate Documents 1st S. 32d. Cong," with the numeral 6 stamped in black between the labels. Top of spine and center of spine scraped, small chip to crown. Small repair to rear board at top edge. Leather worn but supple. This single Senate document exhaustively covers the state of American lighthouses prior to the Civil War. The plates are for the most part in excellent condition, architectural drawings and engineering diagrams, with only one exhibiting a closed tear along the fold, and with only moderate to light occasional foxing. One small plate is detached, laid in. The endpapers show moderate to light foxing.

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         The Australian Emigrant's Manual.

      London: Partridge and Oakey,, 1852. Or, a Guide to the Gold Colonies of New South Wales and Port Phillip. Duodecimo (166 × 103 mm). Original purple fine-ripple-grain cloth, decorative panel-stamp to covers in blind, enclosing gilt title to front and blind publisher's device to rear, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Spine sunned, and slightly bumped at foot, very pale mottling to covers, scattered light foxing, lower inner corner of sig. D untrimmed and remaining oversize and folded (binding-shop oversight), these flaws minor: a superb copy, entirely unopened. First edition, second and best issue, with the sixteen-page "Appendix to the second thousand" bound in at the rear, containing the author's letter to "the industrious classes of Scotland, the North of England, and the North of Ireland", outlining opportunities for employment in the colony's gold and cotton fields. Lang (1799-1878), the son of a small Renfrewshire landowner, was one of the most influential — and controversial — figures in early Australian politics. He emigrated in 1823 and became Sydney's first Presbyterian minister; in 1832 he formed the presbytery of New South Wales, and established the synod of New South Wales in 1850; his election to the colony's legislative council in 1843 was the beginning of a political career which lasted until 1869 and during which he achieved almost all of his professed aims: "the end of transportation, the separation of Victoria and Queensland, the introduction of responsible and democratic government, radical land reform, national education, and the abolition of state aid to religion" (ODNB). He made numerous return visits to England with the aim of promoting emigration, and the general theme of his numerous books, pamphlets and newspaper articles, in evidence here, is that "the grinding poverty of Britain could be relieved by the boundless opportunities in Australia" (ibid.)

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         L'astro nella tenebria ovvero l'immortale Ferdinando II, Re del Regno delle due Sicilie Negli orrori delle ultime rivolture fino all'attualità. Lavoro apologetico, politico, didattico, parenetico di Epifanio Di Gregorio, Arciprete di Pontelandolfo.

      Dallo Stabilimento dell'Antologia Legale di Domenico Capasso - Napoli, NAPOLI 1852 - ITALIANO Volume della metà dell'800 in buono stato, magnifica coperta in pelle, bella bifora incisa a secco su piatti, decorazioni incise in oro su piatti e dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, minimo accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine in ottimo stato. Su risguardia e frontespizio timbro "Ex libris Giovani Chiavarello". Su frontespizio bella marca tipografica e timbro, che si ripete anche su excipit. Due delicate testatine in nero.

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        MANUSCRIT. Eloge de la Folie, fait par elle- même. Tirée d'Erasme. / Aveux de la Raison, faits par elle-même. Discours rapporté par Constant Lorichon, et dédié à ses amis.

      - 1852. In-12, (123) ff., texte manuscrit, dessins contrecollés, reliure de l'époque plein chagrin (restauré). 12mo, (123) f., manuscript text, pasted drawings, full contemporary shagreen binding (restored). 26 dessins originaux, très fins, illustrent une version soigneusement manuscrite de l'Eloge de la Folie d'Erasme et les Aveux de la Raison, chaque texte débutant à une extrémité du volume.Le peintre miniaturiste Lorichin serait le père du célèbre graveur du même nom (selon Schidlof, 'The Miniature in Europe', p. 513 ; d'autres sources semblent indiquer que le graveur et le miniaturiste sont la même personne). *** 26 very fine original drawings illustrating a carefully manuscripted version of Erasmus' Praise of Folly, and the Confessions of Reason, each text starting at one end of the volume. Miniaturist painter Lorichon would be the father of the famous engraver of the same name (according to Schidlof, 'The Miniature in Europe', p. 513; other sources seem to indicate that the engraver and the miniaturist are the same person). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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