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        Aufsicht (Gesamtans.) v. Südosten, rechts Ruine Klopp, i. Hgr. das Rheintal.

      - altgouachierter Stahlstich v. Hoefer n. Emminger, 1853, 14,6 x 26 Die Ansicht in schönem Gouachenkolorit. Wie bei altkol. Ansichten häufig, das Blatt bis zur Bildkante beschnitten.

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        Histoire de la Révolution de 1848]. Autograph manuscript.

      Probably Paris, ca 1850/1853]. - Folio (ca 205 x 315 mm). 2 fascicules: 32 ff. (counted as 1-24 and 8 uncounted), some with extensive writing on versos (a total of ca 47 written pages) and 26 ff. (counted 62-87). Sewn with twine and green silk bands. A complete chapter of the revised manuscript (a heavily revised fair draft showing several departures from the printed text), with accompnying detailed notes for an entire volume of her principal work, her "Histoire de la Révolution de 1848", published from 1850 onwards. The present first fascicule, "Sommaire du Volume III", gives a minute account of the events of the months of Mai to December 1848, citing the referenced sources: thus, it constituted the structual basis for the third volume, published in 1853. The second fascicule, captioned "Chapitre II", begins with the "Suites de la journée du 15 mai" and reaches as far as the "élections du 5 juin"; this is the working manuscript of the second chapter of the third volume in its near-final stage. - Marie comtesse d'Agoult, one of the principal women writers of French political liberalism, was (as companion of Franz Liszt) the mother of Cosima Wagner. Like her sometime friend George Sand, she published under a male pseudonym, "Daniel Stern". Her Paris salon was a meeting place for the writers and artists of her time, but also for several up-and-coming politicians of the Second Republic. Thus, d'Agoult became acquainted with a number of personages who would play a role in the run-up to the Revolution of 1848. - Some brownstaining; occasional edge flaws; on leaf mostly trimmed away save for a narrow tab near the bottom. A highly interesting document of the method of writing employed by this emancipated woman writer and journalist. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AMERIKA RAISOJU SAKU HIZON [ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICANS AND THE OPENING UP OF THE COUNTRY] [manuscript title]

      [Edo, 1853. [21]pp. Original ink stamped paper wrappers, stitched. Contemporary manuscript annotations in red ink. Light worming at gutter margin, slightly affecting text. Light tanning and dampstaining. About very good. A manuscript copy of an official report by Lord Matsudaira, on the situation relating to the arrival of Perry in Japan and how Japan should open up to overseas influence. The text with official corrections in red ink suggesting that this was a copy for circulation to the chamber or council. Daimyo Katamori Matsudairo, 9th Daimyo of the Aizu, inherited the headship of his clan in 1852 aged 18, and with it a seat in the tamari no ma chamber, where matters of State were discussed in conjunction with the senior Council (a sort of senate). With the impending arrival of Perry, the Shogun mobilized a massive number of men and ships from a broad coalition of feudal domains. The Aizu had been ordered to provide security in the coastal areas of Kazusa and Awa provinces, as the Shogun had been pre-warned of Perry's arrival in 1853 both by the Dutch, who told him when they had set off from the US, and from spies in Okinawa and lookouts along the southern Japanese coasts. The Aizu also provided coastal security in the Uraga area. When Perry anchored in Uraga bay, it was Aizu boats that surrounded the ships, and when he went ashore to deliver his letters, numerous Aizu forces assembled there. Despite his young age, because of his firsthand knowledge this report was seriously received and considered by the Chamber and Council. In 1862 he became Kyoto military commissioner, and following his defeat after the uprising against the Meiji Emperor in 1868, his life was spared, and he became a chief priest to the Nikko Toshogo Shrine until his death in 1893. An important view of Perry's arrival in Japan, by a significant local participant in events.

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        Schlüssel zur bildenden Gartenkunst. Eine Anleitung zur Anlegung oder Verschönerung von Gärten verschiedener Größe für Gärtner und Privatliebhaber.

      Hoffmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung Stuttgart 1853 VI; 154 Seiten mit 31 ( von 32 ) teils doppelblattgroßen kolorierten Lithographien auf 24 ( von 25 ) Tafeln (Tafel 22 fehlt ) OPappband, 8°. Einband stärker fleckig und angestaubt, Ecken und Kanten stärkerbestoßen, Rücken unten etwas angeplatzt. Innen Exlibris, Textseiten durchgehend etwas stock- und fingerfleckig, die kolorierten Abbildungen meist sauber und von recht guter Erhaltung ( 3 Tafeln mit kleinem Braunfleck in der unteren Ecke, wenige Tafeln gering stock- bzw. fingerfleckig meist außerhalb der Darstellung ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gartenkunst, Gartenbau, Gärten, Park, Parks, Gartenanlagen, Gartenarchitektur, Gartenarchitekten, Landschaftsarchitektur, Landschaftsarchitekten

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        Schlüssel zur Bildenden Gartenkunst. Eine Anleitung zur Anlegung oder Verschönerung von Gärten verschiedener Größe für Gärtner und Privatliebhaber. Mit 32 colorirten Kupfertafeln.

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann 1853. 1853. VI, 154 S. mit 32 Kupfern auf 25 (11 doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln u. einem mehrfach gefalteten Plan. Orig.-Pappbd. Erste Ausgabe des kleinen Gartenhandbuches. Der Garten im Sinne eines Ortes, \"in welchem die den Geist am meisten und am angenehmsten fesselnden Erzeugnisse und Erscheinungen der freien Natur vereinigt sind\" (Einleitung). Mit Anregungen zu seiner Anlegung und Bepflanzung.- Einband fleckig u. beschabt, Textteil etwas gebräunt u. leicht fleckig, Tafeln schwach gebräunt u. in den weißen Rändern teilweise leicht fingerfleckig, der gefaltete Plan mit kleinem Randeinriß. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Architektur; Gartenarchitektur

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        Belle lettre de Wagner citant Tannhäuser et Liszt.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-12 20/03/1853 Il est joint une enveloppe à l'adresse du compositeur Louis Lacombe. Déchirure en coin de second feuillet avec manque. Dans cette lettre, Wagner Loue le talent du nouveau maître de chapelle du théâtre de Posen, Gustav Schöneck, dont il a fait la connaissance à Zurich, et qui lui a montré une grande sympathie pour ses compositions. C'est ainsi qu'il lui a confié la mise en scène de Tannhäuser, à Fribourg, avec très peu de moyens, performance que Wagner juge très réussie, et qui sera reprise à Posen. Il pourrait lui parler de lui quand il se verront. Richard Wagner espère sa visite en Suisse pour l'été, avec Franz Liszt. Et se félicite de ses talents pour la musique. « Werthester junger Freund ! Es ist mir recht lieb, für Ihren freundlichen Zuruf, Ihnen dadurch danken zu können, dass ich ihnen den neuen Kapellmeister des Theaters zu Posen empfehle, dessen Bekanntschaft Ihnen vergnügen machen wird. Herr Schöneck lernte mich hier in Zürich kennen, und zeigte eine Große Neigung zu mir und meinen Werken ; dagegen überzeugte ich mich, dass er ein aussenordlich talentvoller musikalischer Dirigent sei. Neuerdings hat er in Freiburg mit sehr geringen Mitteln eine dennoch höchst gelungene aufführung des Tannhäuser zu Stande gebracht : in Posen steht unter seiner Leitung das gleiche bevor. Herr Schöneck kann Ihnen viel von mir erzählen : nehmen Sie ihn freundlich auf; er ist ein sehr enthusiastischer mensch. Sehr sollte es mich freuen, wenn Sie selbst es möglich machten, mich bald in der Schweiz besuchen zu können, Liszt und manchen andere werden diesen Sommer zu mir kommen. Dass Sie Ihr musikalisches Talent so wacker ausbilden, freut mich nicht minder : machen Sie, dass ich bald wieder von Ihnen höre ! Ihren Herrn Vater, der mir stets unvergesslich geblieben ist, bitte ich Sie herzlichst von mir zu grüssen ! Leben Sie wohl, und behalten Sie mich in gutem Angedenken ! » Compositeur allemand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recherches de Quelques Dates Absolues qui peuvent se conclure des dates vagues inscrites sur des Monuments Egyptiens. Détermination de l'Equinoxe Vernal de 1853 effectué en Egypte d'après des Observations du Lever et du Coucher du Soleil dans l'Alignement des Faces Australe et Boréale de la Grande Pyramide de Memphis, par M. Mariette et sur un Calendrier Astronomique et Astrologique trouvé à Thèbes en Egypte dans les Tombeaux de Rhamsès VI et de Rhamsès IX.

      Firmin Didot Frères, Paris 1853 - Relié. Reliure d'époque, 225x280 mm, planches dépliantes dans le texte, complet, 128 p. + 2 pl., 166 p. + 5 pl., 70 p. Intérieur en état parfait ainsi que la reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Buffon. Avec la Nomenclature el la Classification de Cuvier, et annotees par M.Flourens.

      Paris. Garnier Freres.1853 - 55. 12 Volume. 27,5 x 19 cm. Green Maroquin half leader. Front and back board rubbed. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (* 7. September 1707 in Montbard; † 16. April 1788 in Paris) war ein französischer Naturforscher im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Buffon“. 12 volume with only 146 contemporary colored lithographs ( of 161). With some loose pages and some water stains out of text. Still a very nice set in contemporary binding. --- R. Heim, 1952 \"Buffon, Les grands naturalistes Français\" p. 232; Hoover, 192; Nissen ZBI, 704. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 19. Jahrhundert; 19th Century; Botanik und Zoologie; Naturgeschichte, Natural History

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        Vindication of the Rights and Titles, Political and Territorial, of Alexander, Earl of Stirling & Dovan, and Lord Proprietor of Canada and Nova Scotia. Bound Together With: Trial of Lord Stirling: Being Part II. Of the Vindication of the Rights and Titles

      Washington. Gideon & Co., Printers. 1853.. Hardcover. 8vo. 22cm, first edition, 52 & 76pp., In One volume, with a large folding table & large folding facsimile document, in the original quarter black roan and wavy grain blue cloth boards, gilt titles on the spine, a fine copy. (cgc) Together With: 4p., holograph letter by Reverdy Johnson and dated May 5th, 1854, laid in. - He reiterates, in detail, the findings of the American lawyers, John L. Hayes and A.H. Lawrence. Johnson was a former senator and attorney general of the United States (1849-1850) and a prominent jurist and Democrat politician. The United States Government was very interested in the claim as there was a perceived potential for increased American fishery rights in the Maritime provinces. - rare. In 1621, the Scottish poet and statesman, Sir William Alexander of Menstrie (later Earl of Stirling and Viscount Canada) was granted virtually the whole of Nova Scotia, then known as 'New Scotland', by King James 1st. The grant was further increased by King Charles 1st to include the greater portion of what is now the north-eastern United States. The title lapsed in 1739 on the death of the fifth earl, who died without issue. In 1830, Alexander Humphrys-Alexander [1783-1859] claimed the earldom through his mother, a daughter of the putative sixth earl. Despite the fact his claim was dismissed by the courts in 1833, he continued to offer land for sale in Nova Scotia until 1837, and two years later, was tried and found guilty of forgery. John Lord Hayes, an American lawyer, here presents legal arguments in support of Alexander Humphrys-Alexander's claims, and criticizes the methods used by the Crown at his trial. T.P.L. 8299 & 8298. Lande S1047. Sabin 31025-26. Casey I 2375 (1st title only) .

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 - First Edition, bound from the original parts, half-title present; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." In addition the page number of 213 lacks the final digit (not called for). Illustrations by H.K. Browne. In contemporary half brown calf over marbled sides and endpapers, with title label and gilt rule to spine. Binding is rubbed but robust, inner paper joints neatly repaired plates browned to edges (as usual). A very good copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved. Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küsten der Südsee. Eingeführt von Alexander von Humboldt.

      Gr.-4. 6 Bll., XIV S., 494 S., 1 Bl. Mit 13 meist montierten Farblithographien, 10 Holzschnitten und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Orig.-Leinen mit fachmännisch restaur. Rücken. Erste Ausgabe.- Tagebuch einer Expedition im Jahr 1853, geführt von Lieutenant Whipple, mit dem Ziel eine Eisenbahnlinie auf dem 35. Breitengrade quer durch Amerika, durch die Rocky Mountains bis Kalifornien, auszukundschaften. Es ist Möllhausens 2. Amerikareise, die er als Topograph und Zeichner begleiten durfte. Einige Episoden seiner 1. Reise (1850-53) sind als Erzählungen mit eingefügt. Durch das Vorwort von Alexander von Humboldt wurde dem Werk bereits damals eine besondere Bedeutung verliehen und konnte Möllhausen in kurzer Zeit zu großer Bekanntheit verhelfen. Die Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von Möllhausen zeigen Pueblo-Indianer, beeindruckende Landschaften, geographische u. botanische Besonderheiten. Möllhausens Tagebuch zählt zu den besten Reisebüchern des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Durchgehend meist am Rand etwas stockfleckig.

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        Esquisses Senegalaises (Atlas volume only)

      Paris: P. Bertrand, 1853. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Title page; 29pp.; 24 color plates (complete). Bound in printed French-folded thin paper wrappers. Tears and a modest chip along the flaps covering the foredge, some foxing on the text pages, very good or better, the plates are fine. Lithographed plates by Llanta and printed by Lemercier in Paris. Boilat was one of the earliest indigenous French Catholic priests as well as one of the first native inhabitants to write a book on the history and customs of Senegal, providing an insider's view of the society. This companion volume of his work Esquisses Senegalaises contains the illustrated color plates by Boilat bound together in its original wrapper.Plates are as follows:1. Signare.2. Homme Serere.3. Femmes Sereres.4. Mari de la Reine du Walo, Wolof.5. Reine du Walo, Woloffe.6. Thiedo.7. Femme Mandingue.8. Marchand Wolof.9. Femme Wolof portant son enfant.10. Marabout Mandingue.11. Prince Maure, Trarzas.12. Princesse Mauresse, Trarzas.13. Maure Orfevre, Trarzas.14. Jeune Maure, Darmenkour.15. Mauresse, Braknas.16. Mauresse Dowiche.17. Homme Peule.18. Femme Peule.19. Toucoulaure. Grand Marabout du Fouta.20. Homme et Femme Toucoulaures. Marabout faisant un Grigri.21. Homme Sarackouille.22. Femme Sarackouillee.23. Homme Bambara.24. Femme Bambara.

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        Peace, War and Adventure

      1853 - An autiobiographical memior.First edition. 2 vols. A very good copy in original brown cloth, a little rubbed. xii, 282, 32ads; viii, 325pp. London, Longman, Brown et al, George Chesterton served with the British in the American War of 1812 and was present at the burning of Washington, and at the battle of New Orleans. He subsequently went on to serve not only in the Peninsular War but also in the struggles for independence in South America, before returning to England and taking up a post as a prison Governor.Sabin, 12551; Howes C354. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCOVERIES IN THE RUINS OF NINEVEH AND BABYLON; With Travels In Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition, etc.

      London: John Murray, 1853. First edition. With a profusion of large folding maps and fine lithographic plates, a number tinted, and with extensive illustrations throughout the text. Thick 8vo, publisher's original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and extensively and pictorially decorated in blind in all over designs across both covers and the spine in Babylonian motif. xxiii, 686 pp., includes index. A very nice copy of this now scarce title rarely found in decent condition, clean and with virtually none of the foxing to which the book is prone, one folding map a bit worn along the outside edge. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, NOW SCARCE, this is an extensive and detailed description and interpretation of Layard's excavations at Ninevah and Babylon. In two separate trips, Layard was the first to discover and excavate the ancient city of Ninevah. Maps and engravings illustrate not only the physical site and remains, they also illustrate the excavation itself. This book is of special interest for its work in the translation of the cuneiform script of the region-- a very new area of study at the time and still subject to argument and revision. Translation of the cuneiform text would open up a new understanding both in the archeology of the region and its importance to ancient classical scriptures.

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        Discoveries In The Ruins Of Nineveh And Babylon; With Travels In Armenia, Kurdistan And The Desert: Being The Result Of A Second Expedition Undertaken For The Trustees Of The British Museum. Bound in a most appropriate contempory calf.

      John Murray, London 1853 - Thick 8vo. the contemporary red calf is rather rubbed but has gilt motifs taken from the Babylonian artefacts; brown leather title label; double gilt fillet on boards, the edges of which gilt; blind decoration to turn-ins; marbled edges and endpapers. xxiii, (Errata on verso of xxiii), 686pp., complete with all maps and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells

      London: Van Voorst, 1853. lxxx, 486; viii, 557; x, 616; vi, 302, 203 plain plates. . HB. 4 vols, sm. 4to, nicely rebound in later cloth. Small owership label to endpapers. A very good set.. Plates by G.B. Sowerby and James de Carle Sowerby (in this edition plates are uncoloured). Lithographic plates are numbered A-I, K-U, W, AA-PP, RR-SS, SS-VV, YY-ZZ, AAA-FFF, FF, HHH-SSS, I-CXXXIII, CXIV A-F.[Freeman 1231].

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        Treaties, Agreements, and Engagements, Between the Honorable East India Company and the Native Princes, Chiefs, and States, in Western India, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, &c.

      Bombay, printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1851 (with Supplements to 1853). - Large 8vo. (4), XXXV, (1), 953, (1) pp. With a hand-coloured illustration of the Arab flag on p. 21. Period-style half calf with double giltstamped black spine labels. All edges sprinkled in red but top edge gilt. The earliest and rarest of the great collections of treaties closed between the British Government and local rulers in the western part of the expanding British Empire - most importantly, the accords reached with the sheikhdoms of the Arabian Gulf, the Wahhabis, the territory of Bahrain, and the so-called "Maritime Tribes" of the Arabian coast, or the "Trucial Arab Chiefs". While a number of earlier compilations of the kind were produced for the use of political agents, they were far from complete and furthermore were flawed by editorial inaccuracies such as erroneous dates, the omission of words and even of entire sentences, etc. These errors, repeated and amplified throughout successive editions, Thomas set out to correct in the present collection by for the first time basing his work on bona fide copies in the government records, and he managed to include "numerous Treaties, Engagements, &c. never before printed, the existence of many of which appears not to have been known to the Compilers of previous works" (prefatory remarks). More than a decade later, the Indian civil servant C. U. Aitchison would compile the perhaps best-known set of its kind, the still highly sought but more commonly available "Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sunnuds, Relating to India and Neighbouring Countries" in seven volumes (subsequently often reissued and expanded), and it is worth noting that the relevant volume in his series was markedly shorter than Thomas's earlier counterpart: in Aitchison's original 1865 edition, it comprised merely 726 pages, less than three quarters of the present work's scope! - The treaties paint a vivid picture of the political relations between the increasingly dominant British government and the independent tribes who ruled the Gulf coast. Significantly, the contemporary rulers and their territories (in then-current spelling: "Aboothabee", "Amulgavine", "Debaye", "Ras-ool-Khymah", and "Ejman", as well as the "Joasmee" and "Beniyas" tribes) are noted by name. Of principal importance is the Preliminary Treaty with Sultan bin Saqer Al Qasimi, signed at Ras-al-Kaimah on 6 January 1820 (following General Keir's controversial 1819 expedition to the Gulf), by which the Sultan agreed to surrender "towers, guns, and vessels which are in Shargah, Iman, Amulgavine, and their dependencies"); similar treaties were made with the other Sheikhs of the coast. Two days later followed the "General Treaty with the Arab Tribes of the Gulf", issued at Ras-al- Khaimah on January 8, which established "a lasting peace between the British Government and the Arab Tribes", a "cessation of plunder and piracy by land and sea" and - famously - the design of the "Blood-Red Arab Flag", as it has been called, "a red flag in a border of white, the breadth of the white in the border being equal to the breadth of the red, known in the British Navy by the title of 'White-pierced-red'" (with a hand-coloured illustration in the text). Sultan bin Saqer Al Qasimi signed the treaty at midday on Friday, the 4th of February 1820. Soon after, on February 6th, an agreement of peace was made between "Shaikh Ulmas Shaikh Ameer, Sultan bin Suggur bin Rashid Joasmee" and the East India Company, signed at Bandar Abbas, whereby the EIC and the Sultan declared to honour their respective flags, property, dependents and subjects. Also contained are, among several others, the text of the agreements entered into by Sultan bin Saqer on 17 April 1838, 3 July 1839, and 30 April 1847 (for the prevention of the slave trade), of the ten-year Maritime Truce signed on 1 June 1843 by Sultan bin Saqer and the other Sheikhs of the Arabian coast, and - in a Supplement - the ensuing Treaty of Peace in Perpetuity, which was entered into in 1853. - Of the three Supple [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Maschinenhaus. "Das Maschinen-Haus".

      - farb. Lithographie m. Tomplatte und Bordüre v. Loeillot n. C. Graeb b. Ferdinand Riegel in Potsdam, 1853, 37,5 x 27 (H) Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 639 und Abb. 264. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel. - Seltene Ansicht ! Blick von Glienicke aus, rechts im Hintergrund Schloß Babelsberg. - Die Ansicht ist montiert auf dem Or.- Verlagskarton.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr James Batcheller Regarding the.

      1853 - Governor Steele Discusses a Controversial Murder Case Recorded in McDade Steele, John Hardy [1789-1865]. [Batcheller, Dr. James (d. 1866)]. [Comings, William]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr. James Batcheller, Peterborough, NH, April 14, 1853]. Single leaf folded to form bifolium, all 10" x 7-3/4," franked on verso, with postage stamp. Content in neat hand to recto and versos of first leaf. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few tiny stains. $750. * Steele was the governor of New Hampshire. His letter discusses facts pointing to the innocence or guilt of William Comings, who was convicted of strangling his wife with a handkerchief, then suspending her body from a bedpost to make her death look like a suicide. Comings was convicted and appealed his case unsuccessfully. He was then pardoned by Governor Steele, who felt the case had been mismanaged and the jury biased. This case was the subject of a pamphlet that is recorded in McDade. See McDade, The Annals of Murder 208. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Papyrus égyptiens hiératiques I. 343-371 du Musée d'Antiquités des Pays-Bas à Leide (Monuments égyptiens). Avec des notices sommaires.

      Leide, E. J. Brill, 1853-62.. Elephant folio (55x38 cm). Pp. (2) title-page (verso blank), 19 (verso blank), printed in letterpress on 5 folding sheets of 55x76 cm each; and 78 (of 87) single-sheet coloured lithograph plates, several of which are double-page. Loose as issued, without wrappers; light dampmark at outer margin of text section, well away from printed area. In a very good condition. Clean and neat, well preserved. ~ First edition. Contains 78 plates, numbered XCVIII-CLXXXIV. Lacks 9 plates (CV-CXIII). Text by François Joseph Chabas. Plates drawn and lithographed from the stone by T. Hooiberg. Conradus Leemans (1809-1893) was the first Egyptologist to publish a systematic catalogue of all the contents of one of the major European Egyptological collections. He began the great official gouvernment publication of the monuments and papyri in the Leiden collection in 1839, which appeared in parts from then until 1882. Beinlich-Seeber 11574, attributing the work to Leemans.

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        Bleak House Very good condition first edition with spelling mistakes

      First Edition Hardcover of Charles Dickens 1853 Bleak House. Published by Bradbury and Evans of London and illustrated by H K Browne, in excellent condition with a beautiful leather spine decorated with gilt. The page edges are marbelled. Incorrect text on several pages including page 209 line 23 'chair' , page 275 line 22 with 'cousinship' and as shown in the photo on page 19 line 6 'elgble'

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        Bleak House by CHARLES DICKENS With Illustrations by H.K. Browne [Phiz]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street. 1853 - London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1853. 1st edition, 1st issue. pp. xvi. 624: plates; 23 cm. With additional title page, engraved. Physical description; [9], viii-xvi, 624 p., 39 engraved plates; 22 cm tall. (8vo). Notes; Printer's imprint on title page verso and colophon. With a dedication to the Guild of Literature and Art. Illustrated with a steel-etched frontispiece, etched title leaf, and 38 etched plates including the 10 'dark' plates so named for obvious reasons. Originally published in 20 numbers in 19 parts (the last two numbers published in one part) between March 1852 and September 1853, published in one volume 12th Sept. 1853. All Walter Smith First edition issue points bar a conditional 2 (both of which state “may be missing” and “in some copies”) present including: “elgble” on page 19 line 6; “chair” for “hair” on page 209, line 23; “counsinship” on page 275 line 22. Referenced by Sadleir (682) and Smith (82/83). Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in calf over marbled boards with a black label. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-titled label. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – marks and scratches, label creased. Joints – good condition – worn but solid. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – marbled, worn. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition – foxing. End papers – good condition – foxing. Title – good condition – foxed to the engraved title. Pages – good condition – some foxing and marks, 2 plates in the 170'spp are badly foxed with some damp water marks but not unusually so for Dickens. Binding – good condition – attractive, structurally solid and strong. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1853. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First edition. First issue, with all three typographical errors present: p.19, line 6: '' elgble '';p.209, line 23: '' chair '' instread of ''hair'': and p.275, line 22:''counsinship'' instrad of ''cousinship'', plus the errata printed in five lines.Collation, xvi,624pp, 39 plates, complete as index. Bound in periof half calf, calf corners, decorative cloth boards, gilt lines, raised bands, gilt tooling, leather title label, full marble edges and endpapers. At some time, [ not recently ] the binding has been repaired. Binding lightly rubbed, gilt faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some light tanning/spotting to plates. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . First Edition. Period Half Calf. Very Good. Illus. by H. K. Browne . 8vo.

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        Expérience de table tournante.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée (brouillon) 4 In-8 01/05/1853 bon L'un des tout premiers témoignages de table tournante (le phénomène fait son apparition en France en 1853). Le comte de Reiset, alors en mission diplomatique à Saint-Pétersbourg rend visite à Sir Hamilton qui lui raconte que l'on vient de «découvrir, en Amérique, le moyen de communiquer par le fluide magnétique, à des objets inanimés, un mouvement de rotation semblable à celui d'une aiguille aimantée». Il lui décrit la façon de réaliser le phénomène et relate l'expérience tentée. «Nous nous mîmes tous autour d'une petite table, en ayant soin d'entremêler les hommes et les femmes. Ainsi lady Seymour se trouvait entre moi et Lumley [.]. Au bout de dix minutes, nous avons en effet senti le mouvement de rotation et ce n'est qu'une heure après que la table s'est ébranlée en se portant rapidement, et par soubresauts, vers le nord. Nous fûmes si fort surpris par ce mouvement que nous avons été contraints de quitter nos chaises pour suivre le déplacement de la table. Lord Napier et Mr Knoring, qui assistaient à cette épreuve, en sont restés, comme nous, étonnés. Quant à Mlle Augusta Seymour, elle faillit suivre l'exemple de la reine de Prusse et ce n'est qu'à grande peine que son père parvint à la calmer de sa frayeur [.]». Diplomate, ministre plénipotentiaire, ami de Cavour et du roi Victor-Emmanuel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [THREE CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF THE ARRIVAL OF COMMODORE PERRY IN JAPAN, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REPORT OF EVENTS]

      [Edo, 1853. [31]; [31]; [61]pp., plus a loose sheet. Original paper wrappers, stitched. Contemporary manuscript annotations in red ink in one volume Scattered worming, heavy in places. Some dampstaining and dust soiling. About very good. Three fascinating Japanese manuscript accounts of the arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan in 1853. Then first, URAGA KUROTONE NI KANSARU, or "The Black Ship Arriving in Uraga," comprises the official government report of events when Perry steamed into Uraga Bay. This volume contains contemporary edits to the text in red ink. The second account of Perry's arrival, EDO URGGA BIKOKU FUNE TORAI IKKEN, or "Arrival of the Ships at Uraga," contains a double-page manuscript sketch of the coastline of Uraga Bay together with the disposition of Perry's ships. The final volume consists of a third manuscript entitled GASSHUKKO SHOKAN WAGE UTSUSHI, a copy of the report on the Perry arrival prepared by Abe Masahiro, Chief Senior Councillor in the Toguwara Shogunate, which includes translations of the letters from Fillmore and Perry, delivered by Perry on July 8, 1853. Also with a single manuscript sheet that provides a description of Perry's ship. Vital contemporary manuscript accounts of this monumental transformation in Japanese foreign relations, from significant Japanese participants in events.

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        Waverley Novels. In 47 (of 48) volumes

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black 1853 / 1854. Small 8vo. 47 (of 48) volumes. Lacks volume 38. The height of each volume measures 16.5cm. The linear length of the set measures 122 cm. Uniformly bound in light brown half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon & black leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Frontis engraving and extra-engraved title page to each volume. Wear and rubbing to some spines with slight chipping to some spine ends. Spine gilt generally bright with some dulling to a few volumes. All bindings firm. . Very Good. Half Calf. 1853.

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        Papyrus égyptiens hiératiques I. 343-371 du Musée d'Antiquités des Pays-Bas à Leide (Monuments égyptiens). Avec des notices sommaires.

      Leide, E. J. Brill, 1853-62. - Elephant folio (55x38 cm). Pp. (2) title-page (verso blank), 19 (verso blank), printed in letterpress on 5 folding sheets of 55x76 cm each; and 78 (of 87) single-sheet coloured lithograph plates, several of which are double-page. Loose as issued, without wrappers; light dampmark at outer margin of text section, well away from printed area. In a very good condition. Clean and neat, well preserved. ~ First edition. Contains 78 plates, numbered XCVIII-CLXXXIV. Lacks 9 plates (CV-CXIII). Text by François Joseph Chabas. Plates drawn and lithographed from the stone by T. Hooiberg. Conradus Leemans (1809-1893) was the first Egyptologist to publish a systematic catalogue of all the contents of one of the major European Egyptological collections. He began the great official gouvernment publication of the monuments and papyri in the Leiden collection in 1839, which appeared in parts from then until 1882. Beinlich-Seeber 11574, attributing the work to Leemans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        URAGA NO OMOKAGE [SITUATION IN URAGA]

      [Uraga Bay, Japan, 1853. Pen and ink manuscript scroll on thick mulberry paper, in Japanese, 10 1/2 x 125 inches. Mounted on a wooden roller and with a small contemporary cloth extension panel to the scroll, cotton tie. Manuscript backed on thick paper, a few worm holes at upper margin of the final panel, occasional brown stain at upper margins of first few panels, a few tiny holes, some old creases. Very good. A Japanese manuscript depiction showing the parade of Commodore Matthew Perry and his forces on the shore at Uraga Bay, to visit the Japanese Princes, on July 14, 1853. An important piece of American naval and diplomatic history, and a rare survival of a Japanese "Black Ship" Scroll for the 1853 arrival of Perry, this is one of only a handful to have survived. Perry's sudden arrival near the entrance to Tokyo Bay at Uraga on July 8, 1853 with two sloops and two paddle-steamer battleships, carrying letters and gifts to deliver to the Emperor, threw the Japanese authorities into a tailspin. The reports went back to the Emperor, who immediately took ill, presumably fearing an invasion. For several days there was a stand-off, the smaller Japanese vessels amassing around the American vessels, one of which had ninety-two cannons. Local warlord families took up arms all around the Bay and made promises of men for the defense of Edo. For five days the stand- off continued and Perry stayed in his cabin and let it be known he had a letter from President Fillmore to deliver to the Emperor, and only the Emperor or his emissary could receive it. The Japanese first threatened him, then tried to bribe him to leave and go to Nagasaki to complete his mission. Perry stood firm and ignored the Japanese demands. Perry sent out smaller boats to start surveying the area and the Japanese stood aside, wondering if the cannon would strike them. On July 14 a hastily erected tent was put up on the shore of the bay, and two sons of the Emperor, Princes Ido and Toda, came down by Imperial barge from Edo and sat in the tent to receive the letters. Perry arrived with his troops, his marching band playing the Stars and Stripes, flags flying. He formally delivered the letters and said he would be back in a year for an answer to the President's call for a trade treaty with Japan, protection for shipwrecked sailors, and the establishment of refueling stations for American ships in the Western Pacific. The Japanese asked him to leave quickly, but he stayed anchored for a further three days, then spent some time doing surveys of other parts of Edo Bay, returning via Okinawa, to winter at the American station in Hong Kong. He returned the following February with a larger flotilla, strengthened by newly-completed battleship steamers sent out from the States. The second meeting took place at Yokohama from February to June 1854, where Perry insisted that negotiations begin, and at that time there was an exchange of diplomatic gifts. A provisional treaty was signed in 1854 but the full trading treaty was not completed until 1858 after Harris came to Japan as U.S. Consul, and set about finalizing the negotiations. The artist of this piece certainly documented the action well. It begins with a panel showing an American officer and three soldiers from the ship, continues with eight sketches of hats, seven instruments of the band and a naval sword, two small barges that brought the crew and troops to the shore, a detailed annotated sketch of the flagship Susquehanna, followed by the procession of the 300 Americans from the shore to the receiving tents, the Stars and Stripes waving, and including the band, and a similar sketch of the Japanese procession with clan banners, a sketch of the receiving area with a parade ground and two tents, and a final view of Uraga Bay with the four American ships at anchor and the landing place on the shoreline. While the census for the scrolls and scroll fragments depicting Perry's second arrival in 1854 number at least twenty in institutional hands, for the 1853 arrival of Perry, we locate only one - a ten-foot watercolor scroll in the British Museum, for which this is either a precursor or a contemporary near-copy. A close comparison with the British Museum scroll has yet to be accomplished, but there are textual differences in some of the captions, and it appears from the sketchy monochrome nature and uncolored state of this scroll that it is more likely a provisional sketch done from observation by a Japanese artist who attended the event, rather than a contemporary finished scroll. It is likely that after the meeting with Perry, the warlord attendees would have been presented with a finished watercolor scroll. This scroll may well be the original, provisional version of that finished sketch. An extraordinarily rare and important "Black Ship" Japanese scroll.

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        GASSHUKOKU PURISHITENDO SHOKAN WAKAI [UNITED STATES PRESIDENT'S DOCUMENT OF RECONCILIATION]

      [Edo, 1853. 28pp. In Japanese. Folded sheets of rice paper, stitched, as issued. Minor worming to most leaves, front cover with collector's chop mark belonging to Wafase Oho. Official manuscript translations of five letters, two from President Fillmore and three from Commodore Perry, written to the Emperor of Japan and presented to his representatives, Prince Ido and Prince Toda in Uraga Bay on July 14, 1853. The manuscript is executed in a closely-written official hand, and is an unusual survival from a fecund point in relations between the United States and Japan. The texts of these letters were translated and handwritten by scribes for circulation to the Japanese upper council. Commodore Perry's sudden arrival near the entrance to Tokyo Bay at Uraga on July 8, 1853, with two sloops and two paddle-steamer battleships, carrying letters and gifts to deliver to the Emperor, threw the Japanese authorities into a tailspin. The reports went back to the Emperor, who immediately took ill, presumably fearing an invasion. For several days there was a stand-off, the smaller Japanese vessels amassing around the American vessels, one of which had ninety-two cannons. Local warlord families took up arms all around the Bay and made promises of men for the defense of Edo. For five days the stand-off continued and Perry stayed in his cabin and let it be known he had a letter from President Fillmore to deliver to the Emperor, and only the Emperor or his emissary could receive it. The Japanese first threatened him, then tried to bribe him to leave and go to Nagasaki to complete his mission. Perry stood firm and ignored the Japanese demands. Perry sent out smaller boats to start surveying the area and the Japanese stood aside. On July 14, a hastily erected tent was put up on the shore of the bay, and two sons of the Emperor, Princes Ido and Toda, came down by Imperial barge from Edo and sat in the tent to receive the letters. The letters exchanged that day are present here in what is sure to be one of their first Japanese translations. President Fillmore's first letter, dated Nov. 13, 1852, was a measured plea for the opening of trade between the United States and Japan. In English, Fillmore's letter reads, in part: "The United States of America reach from ocean to ocean, and our Territory of Oregon and State of California lie directly opposite to the dominions of your imperial majesty. Our steamships can go from California to Japan in eighteen days. Our great State of California produces about sixty millions of dollars in gold every year, besides silver, quicksilver, precious stones, and many other valuable articles. Japan is also a rich and fertile country, and produces many very valuable articles. Your imperial majesty's subjects are skilled in many of the arts. I am desirous that our two countries should trade with each other, for the benefit both of Japan and the United States. We know that the ancient laws of your imperial majesty's government do not allow of foreign trade, except with the Chinese and the Dutch; but as the state of the world changes and new governments are formed, it seems to be wise, from time to time, to make new laws. There was a time when the ancient laws of your imperial majesty's government were first made." Also included here is President Fillmore's letter of credence for Commodore Perry. The president writes that as he "recognized that Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the Navy of the United States was faithful, careful, and capable, I invested him with full power. As our delegate, the Commodore Perry should meet an officer or officers of the same rank one or more times to exchange communications in order to promote friendship, trade, and see right and also to establish treaties necessary for both peoples." Commodore Perry provided three letters written to the Japanese emperor. His first is his famous letter excoriating the Japanese for the unfriendly reception of Americans on Japanese soil. It reads, in part: "We have been surprised and grieved to learn that when the people of the United States, of their connection, arrive in your country or are cast there by the perils of the sea, they are treated as if they were your enemy....The government of the United States desires to obtain from that of Japan some positive assurance that persons who may hereafter be shipwrecked on the coast of Japan, or driven by stress of weather into her ports, shall be treated with humanity....As the United States and Japan are becoming every day nearer and nearer to each other, the President desires to live in peace and friendship with your Imperial Majesty, but no friendship can long exist, unless Japan ceases to act towards Americans as if they were her enemies. However wise this policy may originally have been, it is unwise and impracticable now that the intercourse between the two countries is so much more easy and rapid than it formerly was." Perry's second is dated July 12, and is a simple letter of introduction, two days before receiving the Emperor's representatives. In this short letter, Perry informs the emperor that he is "desirous of conferring with one of the highest officers of the Empire of Japan" in order to set up a meeting and deliver President Fillmore's letters. Perry's third letter, another short one, dated July 13, states that the previous communications were of such importance that a time of deliberation must be granted to the Japanese government. Perry understands that "it will take some time to make your decision, we will return to Edo Bay again in early spring next year...then we expect to receive a treaty to secure safety for the people of both countries through all favorable legal actions." All five of these communications are recorded in the first volume of Perry's NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN. An exceedingly rare original manuscript record of this important, foundational first interchange between the American and Japanese governments, introducing the Japanese empire to the American version of gunboat diplomacy. Francis L. Hawks, compiler: NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN... (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1857), Vol. I, pp.244-59.

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        AMERIKA JOKISEN NOZU [caption title] [A JAPANESE VIEW OF COMMODORE PERRY'S FLAGSHIP, THE SUSQUEHANNA]

      [Edo, 1853. Ink and wash drawing, approximately 13 1/2 x 10 inches. Draw on thin Japanese tissue. Old horizontal fold. A fine contemporary Japanese drawing of Perry's flagship, the Susquehanna, probably one drawn up for official use for the Shogun. The drawing depicts the vessel in full sail, a tall lookout tower at the bow with grotesque figurehead below, the three masts showing four black sailors scrambling up and down, eight white sailors and officers on deck all wearing sampan hats, two waterwheels, the stern drawn with further facial grotesques, and the guns run out for action. Annotations in Japanese around the drawing include details of the ship, its rigging, the dimensions listed at upper right, and at upper left a table of distances from Nagasaki to Holland, America, China, Okinawa, Korea, England and Jakarta. The likeness to Perry's ship is reasonably accurate, excepting the two paddle wheels and the lookout tower at the bow, which seems rather exaggerated. There appears to have been considerable fascination regarding the African-American sailors who made up part of Perry's crew, as they are clearly showing scrambling around the rigging. The exaggerated grotesque look of the figure-head and the stern seems to have been taken more from Japanese mythology than reality, but on the whole this depiction is sound. It cannot be stressed enough how extraordinary the arrival of Perry's ships and crew was to a society essentially closed for two hundred and fifty years - every aspect of the ship and its occupants was analyzed and described for Japanese consumption. An excellent and handsome depiction of Perry's flagship in Japan, drawn by a skilled local artist.

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        [CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOR AND INK SKETCH BY A JAPANESE ARTIST, DEPICTING COMMODORE PERRY AND CREW MEMBERS IN JAPAN]

      [Edo, 1853. Watercolor and ink drawing, approximately 10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Drawn on Japanese tissue. Previously folded. Scattered faint foxing. Very good. A contemporary Japanese drawing, from life, of Commodore Perry seated in a Japanese chair (probably in the tent at the negotiations), with depictions of a red-coated marine holding his musket, and a sailor looking through his telescope. A rare watercolor image of Perry and members of his crew, composed as an assemblage to show images of the different Americans that landed on Japanese shores.

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        Esquisses Senegalaises (Atlas volume only)

      Paris: P. Bertrand, 1853. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Title page; 29pp.; 24 color plates (complete). Bound in printed French-folded thin paper wrappers. Tears and a modest chip along the flaps covering the foredge, some foxing on the text pages, very good or better, the plates are fine. Lithographed plates by Llanta and printed by Lemercier in Paris. Boilat was one of the earliest indigenous French Catholic priests as well as one of the first native inhabitants to write a book on the history and customs of Senegal, providing an insider's view of the society. This companion volume of his work Esquisses Senegalaises contains the illustrated color plates by Boilat bound together in its original wrapper.Plates are as follows:1. Signare.2. Homme Serere.3. Femmes Sereres.4. Mari de la Reine du Walo, Wolof.5. Reine du Walo, Woloffe.6. Thiedo.7. Femme Mandingue.8. Marchand Wolof.9. Femme Wolof portant son enfant.10. Marabout Mandingue.11. Prince Maure, Trarzas.12. Princesse Mauresse, Trarzas.13. Maure Orfevre, Trarzas.14. Jeune Maure, Darmenkour.15. Mauresse, Braknas.16. Mauresse Dowiche.17. Homme Peule.18. Femme Peule.19. Toucoulaure. Grand Marabout du Fouta.20. Homme et Femme Toucoulaures. Marabout faisant un Grigri.21. Homme Sarackouille.22. Femme Sarackouillee.23. Homme Bambara.24. Femme Bambara.

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        Twelve Years a Slave -- Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, From a Common Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana (True 1st Printing with Rare 1st State Catalog)

      Derby and Miller, Auburn 1853 - The rare true first printing and first state of this scarce title, with the earliest known catalog preceding the title page. Plus all first printing indicators: no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page (later printings say "Fifth Thousand," "Tenth Thousand," etc.), 1853 stated on both title and copyright pages with no mention of a "London" edition (later printings have this). Yellow endpapers, with four-page 1st state "Subscription Books" catalog bound in between front pastedown and flyleaf, as issued. This catalog is seen in two different formats in the first edition: 1) first page features four titles of subscription books from Derby & Miller (the 1st state); or 2) first page advertises a book entitled "History of All Nations" (the 2nd state), which is also found in the second and third printings. The first state catalog is scarce. Very good in dark brown boards, rebacked with original spine laid down. Professional repair to spine ends and corners; binding firm, with minor strengthening to interior hinges. With seven full-page illustrations--all in excellent condition--and minor foxing or spotting to some pages (less than typically found with this title). An excellent copy of Northup's autobiography, basis for the film of the same name which won the 2104 Academy Award for Best Picture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collecção dos fac-similes das assignaturas, e rubricas dos Arcebispos Primazes do Oriente e dos Vigarios Capitulares do Arcebispado, coordenada por detfrmininação [sic] do Illm.º e Exm.º S.r Visconde d'Ourem, Governador Geral do mesmo estado .

      Nova Goa, Na Imprensa Nacional, 1853. - 4°, original light blue printed wrappers. Numerous wood engravings of signatures. Title page within a typographical border. The front wrapper has a shorter title and a different border. Small, minor stains at fore-edge. In very good to fine condition. (5 ll.) 37 pp. (1 l.). Most leaves printed on recto only. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Catalogue of facsimiles of signatures of the Archbishop Primates of the Portuguese Estado da Índia, and their Vicars, along with short biographical notes. Filippe Nery Xavier (1804-1875), historian, archeologist, and exemplary public functionary throughout his adult life, a native of Loutulim in the concelho de Salsete, was director of the Imprensa Nacional in Goa from 1851. One of Goa's best historians, he published Bosquejo histórico das comunidades das aldeias dos concelhos das Ilhas, Salcete e Bardez, 1852, and Nobiliarchia goana, 1862-63, the enormously popular Resumo histórico da maravilhosa vida, conversões e milagres de S. Francisco Xavier, 1859, and many other works.*** Innocêncio IX, 231: ". muito raras na India, e ainda mais em Lisboa." Costa, Dicionário da literatura goesa, III, 348-56. Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa and the Portuguese in India KA65. Not in Gonçalves, Síntese bibliográfica de Goa. See Pope, India in Portuguese Literature, pp. 209-10 (does not mention the present work). Not in Catálogo dos livros opúsculos e manuscritos pertencentes à Biblioteca Nacional de Nova Goa (1907). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Buchbinderei und Prägkunst im 14 bis 16 Jahrhundert (Examples of Magnificent bindings of the 15th and 16th Centuries )

      Köln, J.M. Heberle (H. Lempertz), 1853-1865. . Folio. 47 x 31 cm. Plates 1-10 from Bilder-Hefte zur Geschichte des Bücherhandels und der mit demselben verwandten Künste und Gewerbe by Heinrich Lempertz. Color lithographs by J.C. Braun, Köln. 32 bindings on 10 plates.

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        Oeuvres du comte P. L. Roederer Pair de France, Membre de l'Institut etc. etc. etc. publiées par son fils le baron A. M. Roederer, ancien pair de France, tant sur les manuscrits inédits de l'auteur que sur les éditions partielles de ceux de ses ouvrages qui ont déjà été publiés avec les corrections et les changements qu'il y a faits postérieurement.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Firmin-Didot frères 1853-1859. 8 volumes in-4, demi-chagrin vert bronze de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés d'un décor de compartiments encadrés à froid et soulignés de filets dorés, titre et tomaison dorés, texte sur 2 colonnes, non rogné et partiellement non coupé. Rare édition collective des œuvres de Roederer, établie par Antoine-Marie Roederer fils de l'auteur, non mise dans le commerce. "Tirée à cinquante exemplaires destinés aux amis de la famille et à quelques bibliothèques publiques, ces textes sont aujourd'hui presqu'introuvables" (cf. Thierry Lentz, Fondation Napoléon, in ‘Les Cahiers Lorrains’, 1994, n°, p. 311-324). "Né à Metz, en 1754, Pierre-Louis Roederer est un des hommes-clés de la fin de l'Ancien Régime et des débuts de la Révolution. Élu à l'Assemblée Nationale, il en deviendra une des voix les plus écoutées. Sa carrière est multiforme: juriste, économiste, théoricien politique, homme d'action successivement procureur général syndic de la Seine, propriétaire de journaux, conspirateur de Brumaire, conseiller d'Etat, sénateur, comte d'Empire, ministre napolitain, secrétaire d'Etat du Grand-Duché de Berg, pair de France sous la monarchie de Juillet, mais aussi auteur de théâtre, moraliste, philosophe et économiste. Mort à près de 82 ans, il a laissé une œuvre écrite considérable" (Id.). Contient : I- Théâtre -- II- Histoire (Louis XII, François Ier, Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la Société Polie, etc.) - III- Histoire contemporaine (L'Esprit de la Révolution de 1789, Chronique de cinquante jours, Portraits de personnages sur la Révolution, Notice sur l'Empire) -- IV- Lettres et opuscules -- V- Opuscules -- VI- Opuscules (Rapports et Discours) -- VII- Brochures politiques, rapports et discours -- VIII- Variétés. Correspondance de famille ; Correspondance générale, etc. 4 portraits dont 2 de Roeder, un de Joseph Napoléon et un croquis en pied de Talleyrand. 6 fac-similés de lettres. 3 planches d’illustrations lithographiées. (Quérard, XII, 692 détaille le contenu. Tulard, 1265. Vicaire, VI, 1166). Quelques rousseurs. Petites épidermures. Très bon exemplaire, en partie non coupé, bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [A MANUSCRIPT SHOGUN'S REPORT ON COMMODORE PERRY'S "FOREIGN SHIPS"]

      [Edo, 1853. [47]pp., including a pen and ink sketch. Thick paper wrappers, stitched, with manuscript cover titles. Light tanning and dust soiling. Light worming, occasionally affecting text. Still very good. A Japanese manuscript report for the Shogun on the arrival of Commodore Perry on Japanese shores in 1853 titled, "Foreign Ships." Perry set off from Hampton Roads, Virginia in November 1852, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope, through Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he arrived on May 4. On May 17 he arrived on the Ryukyu Islands, where he demanded to establish a coal station, and met with the Ryukyu King. Knowing that reports would soon be getting back to Edo, he proceeded slowly up to the Ogasawara islands where he bought some land and stayed until mid-June. So his sudden appearance at Ugara Bay in July 1853 although a surprise, was not unexpected. Once he was at anchor multitudes of warlord-led barges rowed up to surround Perry's ships, presumably as part of a plan to evaluate and to contain the American forces. An excellent and revealing firsthand account of Japanese perceptions and assessment of Commodore Perry's forces upon his arrival.

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        Rare et intéressant dossier sur le père Bigandet en Birmanie.

      - 4 dossier 17 In-4 1853-1866 bon Dossier formé de : - 2 L.A.S. du père Bigandet à son cousin Cyprien. 6 pp. in-4. Penang et Mandalay (Birmanie), 1853-1866. Intéressant récit de sa vie de missionnaire (construction d'une maison d'éducation pour jeunes filles, visite de sa province, évangélisation des populations, etc.) et des événements historiques qui secouent la Birmanie, en particulier la tentative de putsch par le fils du roi. « Six jours après mon départ de la capitale, un des fils du roi, à la tête d'une bande de scélérats, s'est précipité dans le Palais de Plaisance où le Roi faisait sa résidence. Dans ce moment le prince frère du Roi a été tué avec trois fils du Roi et deux ministres, et trois ou quatre officiers du Palais. Le Roi s'est échappé par une porte du derrière, et a pu gagner en sûreté son palais. Le prince assassin l'a suivi avec intention destructrice ou de le faire prisonnier. Le Roi a juste eu le temps de fermer la porte du Palais. Le fils dénaturé a taché de la forcer, mais il n'a pas réussi [.]. Il s'est saisi d'un bateau à vapeur du Roi, où il s'est embarqué avec son monde. Puis il a commencé à parcourir la rivière, pillant, volant et incendiant les villes et villages qui ne lui fournissaient pas promptement de l'argent et des hommes. Il est resté maître du cours de la rivière pendant trois mois. A la fin, deux autres bateaux à vapeur du Roi lui ont donné la chasse. Voyant qu'il ne pouvait résister, le malheureux s'est sauvé avec un des six frères et ses compagnons sur le territoire anglais. Il est à présent à Rangoon [.]. La guerre a cessé mais les misères qui ont fondu sur le peuple les feront sentir pendant de longues années [.] ». - copie d'une lettre de Bigandet au même (copiée par ce dernier). 1 p. ½ in-8. Maulmain (Birmanie), 1856. Sur son projet de voyage jusqu'à la frontière de la Chine afin de poursuite la visite de son « immense mission ». - Manuscrit intitulé : « Quelques détails sur la collection monumentale des écritures bouddhistes gravées sur les tables de marbre en Birmanie, par les soins du roi actuellement régnant ». Accompagnée d'une note descriptive. 9 pp. ½ in-4. 1866. « Le souverain actuel du Burmah (Empire Birman) montre dans la sollicitude qu'il met à multiplier la copie du Pillayat ou collection des écritures bouddhistes, un zèle véritablement incroyable. Il a fait et réviser et corriger avec un soin minutieux, tous les livres du Pittayat par la supérieure des moines bouddhistes assisté des plus savants de ses confrères. Lorsque ce travail de révision fut terminé, il y a environ dix ans (1856), le roi forma le dessin de faire graver la collection toute entière sur des tables d'un marbre tendre et transparent, semblable à celui dont on se sert pour sculpter les statues de Gandama, que l'on voit dans toutes les pagodes du pays. Il y a environ six ans, en 1860, le roi me fit part de son projet. Il me donna même à entendre que l'oeuvre s'avançait et qu'il espérait en voir l'accomplissement dans quelques années [.] ». Vicaire apostolique de Birmanie occidentale.

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        [THREE CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF THE ARRIVAL OF COMMODORE PERRY IN JAPAN, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REPORT OF EVENTS]

      [Edo, 1853. [31]; [31]; [61]pp., plus a loose sheet. Original paper wrappers, stitched. Contemporary manuscript annotations in red ink in one volume Scattered worming, heavy in places. Some dampstaining and dust soiling. About very good. Three fascinating Japanese manuscript accounts of the arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan in 1853. Then first, URAGA KUROTONE NI KANSARU, or "The Black Ship Arriving in Uraga," comprises the official government report of events when Perry steamed into Uraga Bay. This volume contains contemporary edits to the text in red ink. The second account of Perry's arrival, EDO URGGA BIKOKU FUNE TORAI IKKEN, or "Arrival of the Ships at Uraga," contains a double-page manuscript sketch of the coastline of Uraga Bay together with the disposition of Perry's ships. The final volume consists of a third manuscript entitled GASSHUKKO SHOKAN WAGE UTSUSHI, a copy of the report on the Perry arrival prepared by Abe Masahiro, Chief Senior Councillor in the Toguwara Shogunate, which includes translations of the letters from Fillmore and Perry, delivered by Perry on July 8, 1853. Also with a single manuscript sheet that provides a description of Perry's ship. Vital contemporary manuscript accounts of this monumental transformation in Japanese foreign relations, from significant Japanese participants in events.

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        THREE CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF THE ARRIVAL OF COMMODORE PERRY IN JAPAN, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REPORT OF EVENTS].

      [Edo. 1853]. - [31]; [31]; [61]pp., plus a loose sheet. Original paper wrappers, stitched. Contemporary manuscript annotations in red ink in one volume Scattered worming, heavy in places. Some dampstaining and dust soiling. About very good. Three fascinating Japanese manuscript accounts of the arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan in 1853. Then first, URAGA KUROTONE NI KANSARU, or "The Black Ship Arriving in Uraga," comprises the official government report of events when Perry steamed into Uraga Bay. This volume contains contemporary edits to the text in red ink. The second account of Perry's arrival, EDO URGGA BIKOKU FUNE TORAI IKKEN, or "Arrival of the Ships at Uraga," contains a double-page manuscript sketch of the coastline of Uraga Bay together with the disposition of Perry's ships. The final volume consists of a third manuscript entitled GASSHUKKO SHOKAN WAGE UTSUSHI, a copy of the report on the Perry arrival prepared by Abe Masahiro, Chief Senior Councillor in the Toguwara Shogunate, which includes translations of the letters from Fillmore and Perry, delivered by Perry on July 8, 1853. Also with a single manuscript sheet that provides a description of Perry's ship. Vital contemporary manuscript accounts of this monumental transformation in Japanese foreign relations, from significant Japanese participants in events.

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        "Durelli Francesco, Durelli Gaetano,La certosa di Pavia descritta e illustrata con tavole incise dai fratelli Gaetano e Francesco Durelli

      Seconda edizione di questa opera riccamente illustrata e non comune. Brunet, II 909; Graesse" II 452 (ediz. 1823-1835). Contemporary half calf gilt spine. Second edition very good copy clean and with large margins rich of 61 (of 62 XIX lost) beautiful full page engravings. Qualche difetto alle cuffie leggere abrasioni ai piatti. Perduta la tav. XIX delle 62 totali. Esemplare solido marginoso e freschissimo. Milano Per Giuseppe Bernardoni di Gio. 1853 Cm. 53

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