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        Altkolorierte Lithographie *Uhlenhorst* ( = Das Fährhaus an der Aussen-Alster ) mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Nach der Natur gez. u. lith. v. Wilh. Heuer, altkolorierter Doppeltondruck.

      ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr laut Werkverzeichnis 1853 erschienen: Aus der Folge: Hamburg und seine Umgebungen ). Gezeigt wird der Blick von der Uhlenhorst Richtung Außenalster mit fem alten und neuen Fährhaus und Personenstaffage und Segelbooten auf der Alster. Bildmaß 15,5 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 34,5 x 46 cm ). In dem Werkverzeichnis Wilhelm Heuer von Salomon unter der Nummer 7 Ia gelistet. Das Blatt gebräunt, sonst guter Zustand, der Rahmen gering berieben und bestoßen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Histoire du Beaujolais et des sires de Beaujeu, suivie de l’armorial de la province.

      Lyon, Louis Perrin, 1853, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. -Rousseurs éparses. - 2 volumes gr. in-8 de 1 titre en couleurs-XVI-390-(1) pp. + 1 pl. h.t. en couleurs + 1 carte h.t. en couleurs sur double page et 1 titre en couleurs-430-(1)- pp. + 5 pl. h.t. ; Edition originale. Tirée à 200 exemplaires. Très rare.Saffroy 17788; Impressions de Louis Perrin, Exposition de 1923, n° 77.Très belle impression de Louis Perrin."Ouvrage imprimé avec luxe, et tiré à 200 exemplaires. Cet ouvrage, quoique ancien, reste le seul valable actuellement. Il contient un armorial de cette province." (Saffroy).

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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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....

      Auburn: Derby and Miller, et al. 1853. 8vo. xvi,(17)-336pp. 4pp. publisher's ads inserted between the front endpapers. Eighth thousand. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards embossed in blind. Yellow coated endpapers. Illustrated with seven full page illustrations, including the frontispiece of the author. Significantly foxed, as usual. Binding faded and worn at edges and corners, spine gilt worn, but still a presentable copy. Housed in a new, leather backed custom clamshell case. Signed by Solomon Northup on the obverse of the frontispiece. Apparently this is a Presentation Copy as the prelminary blank, in what appears to be Nortup's handwriting, states "This to A. Allton Phipps", then "A. A. Phipps Book". In the rear, in a different hand, is "A. A. Phips Smithfield." A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in New York. In 1841, he went to Washington, D.C.; there he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave. He was held as a slave for 12 years in the Red River region of Louisiana. Made into a movie in 2013, which received the Best Picture Award. Good.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama des Alpes, pris sur le Mayinghorn ou Torrenthorn en Valais.

      Vevey, Gabriel Blanchoud, [1853]. - 234 x 150mm. Long panorama dépliant (22,7 x 170 cm.) dessiné par R. Ritz et lithographié par J. Jacottet. Les Hauteurs (signées par des nombres) sont tirées des grands travaux trigonométriques de Mr. le Chanoine Berchtold. Quelques légères rousseurs marginales, sinon très bel exemplaire. Fort peu courant. Cartonnage bleu imprimé, dos toilé, deux attaches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Texas

      May 25, 1853. <div><br></div>Printed Document signed by Adrian Woll, (1795-1875) a French soldier of fortune and mercenary who served as a general in the army of Mexico during the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War, two pages (one sheet), tall folio, in Spanish, May 25, 1853, being a decree on behalf of Antonion Lopez de Santa Anna, addressed <i>"To the Inhabitants of this Country [Tamaulipas - a state in the northeast of Mexico]... "</i>, followed by a series of articles regarding the treatment of criminals. In part: <i>"The highway robbers that were apprehended red-handed and those that were not caught red-handed but caused death and heavy harm in the assault, will be judged very summarily... as penalty, it will be capital punishment to be dispensed and carried out in accordance with article 6... In no case recourse to mercy will be admitted for the highway robbers, whether caught red-handed or not... "</i> With specific instructions for the carrying out of judgments by local officers. <br><br>After Mexico's independence from Spain, Tamaulipas continued to be an unstable region. The fight in national government between federalist and centralist factions resulted in repeated rebellions. In January 1854 Tamaulipas was declared a state of the union during the civil war between Santa Anna and the liberal guerrilla factions that had been in power before him. Its capital was kept as Aguayo, which would later be renamed Ciudad Victoria. A few minor edge splits. Fine.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Flora Homoeopathica; or Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants used as Homoeopathic Remedies. Vol.2 only (of 2.)

      n.d.(1853.) - Roy8vo (6.5 x 10in.) original green cloth, shaken, some leaves loose. 22 (of 30) hand-coloured lithographed plates mostly by Henry Sowerby and his sister Charlotte, each depicting a flowering plant with small details of its fruit, seeds etc. Includes plate of the "Papaver Somniferum" (opium) and 33pp text. First Edition. Nissen 778. Plesch sale catalogue 319. A Scarce item complete or incomplete. Hamilton was a Member of the British Homoeopathic Society and Physician to the London Homoeopathic Hospital. Each finely illustrated plate is accompanied by text which gives the history, description, geographical distribution, parts used in medicine, mode of preparation, poisonous effects, medical (homoeopathic) uses, clinical observations, and antidotes for each plant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        Collection of Twenty Volumes from the British Poets Series [from the library of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge]

      Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1853-1854. First Thus. Hardcover. Contents as follows: 1. The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler. 1853. Two volumes. 2. The Poetical Works of William Cowper. 1853. Three volumes. 3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden. 1854. Five volumes. 4. The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Edited, with a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. One volume. 5. The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray. Edited, with a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. One volume. 6. The Poetical Works of John Milton. With a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. Three volumes. 7. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce. 1853. Three volumes. 8. The Poetical Works of James Thomson. 1854. Two volumes. 12mo (17.75cm.); twenty volumes; uniformly bound in original publisher's blue cloth, printed paper spine labels; engraved portrait frontispieces. Spine crowns uniformly chipped and worn, spines additionally toned and labels rather browned with some effacement of text. Still, a Near Very Good set, interiors near fine save some minor foxing to preliminaries. Later 19th-century armorial ownership bookplates of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge to front pastedowns. Coolidge was the great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and the last American plenipotentiary to France, appointed by President Harrison in 1892.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Essays on the Moral and Scientific Aspects of the Temperance Question; Essays Historical and Critical on the Temperance Question; Essays Physiological and Critical on the Principles of Temperance; An Argument for the Legislative Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic [four volumes, uniformly bound

      William Tweedie, London 1853 - Four volumes uniformly bound in brown leather with elaborate gilt decoration, gilt page edges, and marbled endpapers. Vol. 1: 1854 [135 p.] + additional writings [ccviii p.] Inscribed by Dr. Lees on front endpaper: "To my esteemed friend, J. H. Raper Esq. of Bolton; a token of private worth + public services in a common cause. F. R. Lees Christmas, 1859." Vol 2: 1853, [207 p.], + "Tirosh Lo Yayin: The Wine Question Considered in an Entirely Novel Point of View [clx p.] Owner signature of Dr. Lees on front endpaper: "Dr Lees, Kent House, Meanwood, near Leeds. December 20th, 1854. Vol. 3: 1857, 164 p. + "various appendices" [ccxvi p.]. Vol. 4: 1856, 334 p., + "One Hundred Objections to a Maine Law; Being a Sequel to the 'Argument' of the United Kingdom Alliance for the Legislative Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic" [128 p]. Vol. 4 contains a photograph of Lees with American temperance orator Neal Dow, signed at bottom by both men. Some slight discoloration to leather on vols. 3 and 4, light wear at heads and tails of spines. All text blocks near fine. An extremely rare set, beautifully bound. Extra shipping charges will apply for this heavy four volume set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon Books ~ ABAC, ILAB, CBBAG]
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        Schloßansicht. "Total - Ansicht des Schlosses ( Rückseite )".

      - farb. Lithographie m. Tomplatte und Bordüre v. Loeillot n. C. Graeb b. Ferdinand Riegel in Potsdam, 1853, 27 x 37,5 Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 614 und Abb. 257. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel. - Seltene Ansicht ! Blick von der sogenannten Schloßhöhe nach Nordwesten auf die Rückfront des Schlosses. Im Hintergrund die Havellandschaft, rechts mittig die Glienicker Brücke. - Die Ansicht ist montiert auf dem Or.- Verlagskarton. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Schloßansicht, "Haupt - Ansicht des Schlosses ( Vorderseite )".

      - farb. Lithographie m. Bordüre v. Winckelmann u. Söhne n. C. Graeb b. Ferdinand Riegel in Potsdam, 1853, 28 x 40,5 Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 615 und Abb. 255. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel. - Seltene Ansicht ! Blick von der Gartenseite Sprache: Deutsch

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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. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Histoire des villes de France, avec une introduction générale pour chaque Province.

      - Paris. Furne. 1853-1848. 6 volumes grand in-8, plein maroquin rouge, double filets à froid en encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs ornés légèrement passés, dentelle dorée intérieure, tranches dorées. Reliures signées Petit. Ouvrage illustré d'une carte dépliante, de 12 planches hors texte en couleurs et de 88 planches en noir. Légères rousseurs. Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin de cette monumentale histoire des villes de France. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Luck of Barry Lyndon

      New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols. 1st edition, preceding the London edition by 3 years (a few copies are known of vol. I with an 1852 date, probably some kind of advance issue). Publisher's red printed boards, joints strengthened, tiny chips to the spine tips, else a very good set, and a scarce one. Thackeray spins a darkly plotted coming of age novel, a picaresque satire that's harder than braided steel and more athletic than a verb. Barry is a lucky rogue, a grifter and gambler, handsome and fearless, yet fatally flawed. He benefits from the most favorable of circumstances, but is ultimately overcome, because he burdens his good fortune, with more personal baggage than Mariah Carey on safari. Thackeray's minor theme is that the chief advantage of being born into society is that one can see what a tawdry public play it is. Thackeray's major theme is that villainy is revealed through self-justification. Narrated by the title character himself, chapter I opens with the line, "Since the days of Adam, there has been hardly a mischief done in this world but a woman is at the bottom of it" and that's only the first of many rationalizations, portending a fatal version of hubris. And Stanley Kubrick made quite a movie, well worth the investment of 3 hours and 23 minutes, so you can reside at the apex of cinema.

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        Manuscript Journal Expenses for the Household of George Canning Backhouse, which Includes Names and Describes Incidents with His Indentured Servants, Recorded During His Residency in Cuba.

      Havana, 8 April 1853 - 12 February 1855., 1853. Manuscript register of expenses for the household of George Canning Backhouse, which includes names and describes incidents with his indentured servants, recorded during his residency in Cuba while he was serving as Her Majesty's Judge in the "Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade." Most entries made in a fine hand by his wife Grace; some entries also made by George Canning Backhouse himself. With 32 pages in manuscript concerning their domestic life and household expenses in Havana, featuring detailed explanations of servants hired and wages paid to them, most pages being marked with a cursive swirl likely to indicate accounts reconciliation. Inversely, an additional 34 pages in manuscript tally household expenses from the year before, and leading up to the voyage to Cuba, these dating from 29 May 1852 to 12 February 1853; and yet 7 pages more being an account written in George's hand in pencil, of a tour of Hanover in October [circa 1851] possibly when he was attaché in the British Legation at Frankfurt. 8vo. Vellum boards ruled border in blue ink, marbled endpapers. A simple binding measuring approximately 16.5 x 11 cm. Slight age-toning to boards, one ink drop to front, otherwise in very good condition, a fascinating window into the workings and finances of a colonial household. Together with an inventory of household furniture and equipment purchased shortly after their arrival in Havana in 1853 after having found a home in which to settle. Together with a pocket-size Almanack by Peacock & Mansfield with Memoranda leafs, containing 4 pages of manuscript diary notes by George Backhouse for the year 1840. The lot contained in a custom made clamshell box in a style representative of period bookbinding, taupe cloth with bright marbled edges, printed paper label to spine.. Manuscript.

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        Extrait du Fakhrî, traité d&#146;algèbre.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1853. - Contemporary half morocco. First edition of the first translation into French, rarely found on the market, of parts of Al-Fakhri fi&#146;l-jabr wa&#146;l-muqabala ("Glorious on algebra"), a 10-century treatise on algebra. Written by the Persian mathematician al-Karaji, this treatise "offers the most complete or rather the only theory of algebraic calculus among the Arabs known to us up to the present time" (p. 4). Basing himself on the algebra of al-Khwarizmi and his followers, and on a translation of the Arithmetica of Diophantus, al-Karaji "made possible a new departure in algebra" in "the first account of the algebra of polynomials" (DSB). Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn al Husayn al-Karaji, also known as al-Karkhi, was a Persian mathematician and engineer who worked in Baghdad in the 10th century. An original scholar, he is regarded as one of the earliest mathematicians who worked to free algebra from geometry. The extract of Al-Fakhri, his most important work, was edited and translated by the German orientalist and mathematician Franz Woepcke (1826&#150;1864), who spent most of his career in Paris. His translation of the manuscript of Al-Fakhri, which he had found in Paris, was published to illustrate the progress of Arab mathematicians in the 10th and 11th centuries. With the binding very lightly worn at the extremities; foxed throughout; a good copy. DSB VII, pp. 240&#150;246. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Villette [Bound after:] Jane Eyre [And:] Shirley

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. 174; [3]-206; [3]-184; 723-732 [biographical extract] pp. Without half-titles. Printed double column. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary three-quarters straight grained morocco over marbled boards, spine titles gilt. Foxing, creasing at lower corners, some stray pencil markings, faintest traces of edgewear. Very good. 174; [3]-206; [3]-184; 723-732 [biographical extract] pp. Without half-titles. Printed double column. 1 vols. 8vo. First American edition of Villette, bound with two early American editions of Jane Eyre, which was first published in America in 1848, and Shirley, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1850.

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        The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853

      London: Charles Tilt / Tilt & Bogue / David Bogue, 1853. First edition. leather_bound. Full maroon calf. Teg. Near fine. 19 volumes (all published) bound in nine.. Cruikshank, George. 17 x 11 cm., and 14 x 9 cm (1848-1849). 195 etched plates by Cruikshank, plus five fold-out plates, four in color, and with original wrappers bound-in. Thackeray contributed to the 1839-1840 issues. Contains practically all the first issue points noted by Cohn -- numbered pages of adverts at front and unnumbered at rear, all little slips as called for, Beaufoys toothache ads, proper paper color of wrappers (with scarce first issue green wrapper for 1848), with Bogue's Annual Catalogue for 1847, with "very scarce" 1845 issue containing the "Fine Art Distribution" woodcut on p.32 and p.31 letterpress only, last issues in orange cloth. COHN 184. Interior contents, plates and text -- clean, fresh and crisp. Bound by Bartlett of Boston, bookplate of Donald S. Tuttle in Vol. I. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, spine labels lettered in gilt, double gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles, a few joints slightly rubbed.

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1853 5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1853. Ca. 107 Seiten, Pappband, Imperial-Folio quer, (es fehlen die Karten 24 bis 26 und 78 sowie vom Supplement die Karten 7,11, und 16/ innen durchgehend wasserfleckig/ Rücken eingerissen/ Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen/ Ecken ausgebrochen) -78 von (82) Karten sowie 28 (von 32) Karten des Supplementbandes sowie anbei \"\"General-Karte der europäischen Türkei und des Vladikats Montenegro (4 Karten) \"\"Galizien, Nord-Ungarn und ein Theil von Siebenbürgen\"\", Karte von Kroatien, Slovenien, der Militär-Gränze, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien, und Montenegro\"\" sowie \"\"Post- und Reise- Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar Staaten bis Kopenhagen, Dover, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Ferrara, Ofen, Debrecin, Lublin, Grodno, Tauroggen (mit Eisenbahnstrecken) 6 Karten- Versand D: 5,90 EUR Atlanten

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        Cranford.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1853 - Octavo. Original green cloth rebacked with original spine laid down, titles to spine gilt, boards blocked in blind, yellow coated endpapers. In a green cloth solander case. Catalogue description tipped-in to front pastedown, bookseller's ink stamp and contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine tanned, partial tanning and some spots to boards, hinges skilfully repaired, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy. First edition. Rare in original cloth. The nine interconnected stories that comprise this volume were based on Gaskell's memories of her idyllic childhood in rural Knutsford, and were originally published in Dickens's magazine Household Words. Along with Sylvia's Lovers, Cranford ranks second on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities for Gaskell. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        STORIA DOCUMENTATA DI VENEZIA.

      Venezia Pietro Naratovich 1853-1861 10 volumi in 8° Pagine VIII + 408 + 468 + 412 + 560 + 567 + 544 + 616 + 528 + 548 + 466 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con angoli. Piatti marmorizzati. Lieve danno al dorso del primo volume. Lievi fioriture. Ottimo esemplare in edizione originale di questa stimata storia di Venezia composta nel volgere di 8 anni. Rara a trovarsi completa. Cfr: Lozzi II p. 437 N° 6102 per altra opera del Romanin.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Nouvelle Grammaire Française sur un plan très-méthodique, avec de nombreux exercices d'orthographe, de synraxe et de ponctuation, tirés des meilleurs auteurs et distriués dans l'ordre des règles; par M. Noel ... et M. Chapsal ... - Nouvelle eèdition, mise en harmonie avec le dictionnaire

      Meline, Cans et Compagnie - Bruxelles, 1853. Francese 0,14 Volume della metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in carta, talloncino adesivo con il titolo sul dorso, fioritura sparsa, vari segni del tempo, tagli appena bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, alcune con becca. Nuova edizione messa in armonia con il dizionario dell'Accademia (1835) e con domande aumentate da A. Mauvy. USATO

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        HISTOIRE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE VENISE

      Parigi Didot 1853 9 volumi in 8° Pagine LI + 477 + 467 + 502 + 450 + 468 + 398 + 479 + 389 + 568 Legature coeve in mezza pelle. Titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Tagli verdi. 8 tavole ripiegate fuori testo di cui alcune acquarellate coeve. Il volume 9 e' di Indice e contiene anche le critiche e osservazioni del Conte Domenico Tiepolo, confutate dall'autore. Ex-Libris incisi a secco del Conte Lorenzo Greppi. Ottima e fresca copia. Cfr. Graesse,II,336 - Lozzi,II,5883 - Brunet,II,524

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        The Chess-Player's Hand-Book; Containg a Full Account of the Game of Chess, and the Best Mode of Playing It

      New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1853. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. First Edition. Handsome and very uncommon miniature chess handbook, 1853. Still tightly-bound, well-preserved and VG+ in its original chocolate-brown cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and design to the front panel and lavish blindstamped borders. Internally immaculate, with no markings of any kind and no foxing--in spite of its advanced age-- to speak of. All edges gilt, 64 pgs.

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1853. Ca. 107 Seiten, Pappband, Imperial-Folio quer, (es fehlen die Karten 24 bis 26 und 78 sowie vom Supplement die Karten 7,11, und 16/ innen durchgehend wasserfleckig/ Rücken eingerissen/ Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen/ Ecken ausgebrochen) -78 von (82) Karten sowie 28 (von 32) Karten des Supplementbandes sowie anbei "General-Karte der europäischen Türkei und des Vladikats Montenegro (4 Karten) "Galizien, Nord-Ungarn und ein Theil von Siebenbürgen", Karte von Kroatien, Slovenien, der Militär-Gränze, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien, und Montenegro" sowie "Post- und Reise- Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar Staaten bis Kopenhagen, Dover, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Ferrara, Ofen, Debrecin, Lublin, Grodno, Tauroggen (mit Eisenbahnstrecken) 6 Karten-

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        George Canning Backhouse - Judge of Slave Trade Suppression in Havana

      Havana, 8 April 1853 - 12 February 1855. Manuscript register of expenses for the household of George Canning Backhouse, which includes names and describes incidents with his indentured servants, recorded during his residency in Cuba while he was serving as Her Majesty's Judge in the "Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade." Most entries made in a fine hand by his wife Grace; some entries also made by George Canning Backhouse himself. With 32 pages in manuscript concerning their domestic life and household expenses in Havana, featuring detailed explanations of servants hired and wages paid to them, most pages being marked with a cursive swirl likely to indicate accounts reconciliation. Inversely, an additional 34 pages in manuscript tally household expenses from the year before, and leading up to the voyage to Cuba, these dating from 29 May 1852 to 12 February 1853; and yet 7 pages more being an account written in George's hand in pencil, of a tour of Hanover in October [circa 1851] possibly when he was attaché in the British Legation at Frankfurt. 8vo. Vellum boards ruled border in blue ink, marbled endpapers. A simple binding measuring approximately 16.5 x 11 cm. A fascinating window into the workings and finances of a colonial household. Together with an inventory of household furniture and equipment purchased shortly after their arrival in Havana in 1853 after having found a home in which to settle. Local shops and streets are named, including the "Meubleria" on Calle de Lamparilla, another "Meubleria" on Calle de Cuba, "La Cometa" and one other on Calle de San Ignacio (now in Old Havana). Handmade folded notebook, comprised of 4 leafs watermarked "J. Gree 1834," folded and fastened together with a brass pin at spine, containing 9 pages with manuscript entries, measuring approximately 10 x 15,5 cm. Together with a pocket-size Almanack by Peacock & Mansfield with Memoranda leafs, containing 4 pages of manuscript diary notes by George Backhouse for the year 1840, offering a glimpse into his early life, fourteen years prior to his appointment in Cuba. This little volume was kept by him when he was following in his father's field, working as a clerk in the Foreign Office at 16 Downing Street, and living at 28 Hans Place in Chelsea, London, at twenty years of age. In it he jots bills paid, purchases, and accounts settled. Being of the upper-middle class, he enjoyed sojourns, dining out, private parties, and equestrian riding. He mentions his younger brother Johnny Backhouse, who would become a was Vice-Consul at Amoy [Xiamen], China, in the 1850s (at the same time that George would serve as judge in Havana). [Cuba ended its participation in the slave trade in 1867 - a decade after these private records were kept - although indentured slavery continued for some time. Finally, on 7 October 1886 slavery was officially abolished by a Spanish royal decree which also rendered the indentured servitude system, known as patronato, illegal. Beginning in the 16th century, more than a million African slaves had been brought to Cuba as part of the Atlantic slave trade, mainly to work the sugar cane plantations.] George Canning Backhouse (1818-1855) was a notable figure in the British Foreign Office, who served as Commissionary Judge at Havana in Cuba, where he was murdered during a meeting in his home, then only 37 years of age. At his father's suggestion, and following his legacy, George had entered the Foreign Office in 1838 as a clerk, holding this post for fourteen years until the Cuba appointment. For several years he had been seeking posts abroad, applying for posts as consul in Lima, Peru, in Tripoli, and also in Elsinore, Denmark. For a brief time, circa 1851, he had served as attaché in the British Legation at Frankfurt, Germany, which may be the period when he toured and wrote about Hanover in the present volume. Still, he longed for travel and adventure to be a more integral part of his career. Despite his limited knowledge of the slave trade, George was overjoyed at the opportunity that was presented him - a notable post in Cuba. On 17 December 1852 he was offered by Malmesbury to take up the title and responsibilities of Commisssary Judge at the Anglo-Spanish court in Havana for an annual salary of £1600. Retirement, with pension of £600 per annum would be granted after only twelve years of service. His wife Grace supported his wishes, and dutifully followed. Regrettably, the fanciful imagery of Caribbean life faded rapidly upon arrival. There George and Grace were met with conditions unexpected, prolific illness such as yellow fever spreading through society, insects and reptiles unknown to them and not considered charming. Their first lodging was sub-standard, and the cost of setting up a home was more than anticipated. In 1853 they made arrangements to rent a house from an indigenous cigar manufacturer, allowing an old African man to reside on the property at the same time, in a small room situated near the stables. The home was about one mile from Havana, near Cerro, which at the time was a small community for the affluent. It is interesting to note, that while the purpose of his employment was to suppress the slave trade, servitude of the lower classes was common practice in the day, even with abolitionists, and George seems to have employed at least six local servants. Mostly born in Cuba or the Canary Islands, they were higher ranking than the 'free blacks', therefore, while the servants were treated with more dignity than slaves, it is clear that they had high expectations placed on them for a pittance of a wage. For example, it has been documented that George requested that the landlord's slave would live in their home and work in the gardens without earning a wage. The request was granted without question. Any slight infraction by a servant, perceived or real, would result in arbitrary repercussion including reduced payment or loss of employment altogether. Scenarios such as these are described in the present volume. Servants were also segregated at meal time and such, as were slaves. Entries in the present volume end on 12 February 1855, only weeks before Grace left for England, thus recording some of the last events and financial decisions made together in their Havana home. Within two years of finally having settled, early April 1855 Grace decided to take respite in England for six months, then pregnant with their third child, and intending to return in November. George saw it fit to stay in Havana and work, however his foreign adventure and noble anti-slave pursuit would end abruptly and violently, when on 31 August 1855, an intruder entered his home and stabbed him with a knife, causing a fateful wound. At the time, George was dining with his acting secretary Thomas Callaghan. The assailant was not caught, nor has the motive for the assault been confirmed, though one of the suspected party was apprehended. Before passing, George described the man as a mulatto or Chinese, which was corroborated by Callaghan who had been overpowered and tied up. George Canning Backhouse died at approximately 11 pm 31 August 1855, reportedly from severe difficulty in breathing, as a result of the wound, although it is also documented that the physician ordered bleeding and leeching, which may very well have exacerbated the body's weakness. Some sources reported it simply as a robbery, although no theft attempt was described by the two men who were attacked. Grace and other contemporaries with firsthand insight into the slavery conflicts of the time, were convinced that George's murder was the result of a "slave dealing conspiracy." Grace Margaret Backhouse, née Sandham (1822/23 - 1904), primary writer of the volume, was the daughter of John Mullins Sandham, a barrister-at-law. Circa 1850/51 she married George Canning Backhouse and in 1853 the couple emigrated to Cuba. Together but a few short years, in 1855, George was murdered in their Havana home while she was in England. Several years after she was widowed, in 1861 she would marry her second husband, William Jeudwine, a vicar at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire. They had at least one son, born at Chicheley the following year, being a notable army officer, Sir Hugh Sandham (1862-1942). The Duke University's William R Perkins Library in Durham, North Carolina, holds a collection of George Canning Backhouse papers containing letters and diaries from Havana 1852 to 1855, as well as correspondence and papers of his father John Backhouse dating from 1812-1845. The present volume and accompanying papers serve to illustrate the ambiguity between slavery and hired or indentured servants - through the private notes of an aristocrat who would be considered sympathetic in the period, a man hired by the British Court to aid in the suppression of the slave trade - a man who would be killed for the cause during the heightened campaigns of abolitionists fighting slavers. The receipts recorded make the lot of twofold interest by also providing economic details of colonial life in the West Indies. George Canning Backhouse served in Cuba from 1853 to 1855 as Her Majesty's Judge in the "Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade," to judge over cases relating to captured slave ships. George and Grace Canning Backhouse lived between Havana and El Cerro, in a house for let by a Cuban cigar manufacturer. [El Cerro was an affluent district on the outskirts of Havana, chosen by the wealthy for their residences and for summer retreats. The first homes were built there in 1803. Today it is one of Havana's most impoverished municipalities.] The little handcrafted notebook demonstrates the "upper class" foreigners settling in Havana, with expectations of English amenities. Comprising lists of furnishings and household items purchased, examples include a wardrobe, a dining room table and 12 mahogany chairs, washstands for several rooms, a case for dripstone, several simple painted chairs (probably for the servants), 2 toilet tables, looking glasses, brooms, brushes, and other cleaning items, and a long list of items for the kitchen and the crockery including a lamp, colander, coffee pot, flour dredge, ladle, plates, tumblers, wine glasses, and so on, not forgetting the all-important mosquito netting as a barrier to the yellow-fever-breeding beasts. For George's office, papers and cupboards are on the list, the cupboards and a few other items being second hand purchases made at an auction. The main interest in the present documents, however, are in the pages of the journal which are devoted to the servants working for the household. In their retinue of hired help, George and Grace Backhouse employed an under nurse, a cook, a washerwoman, a housemaid, a gardener, a service boy, and possibly others. Most had come from the Canary Islands, the source of many indentured servants, or they were indigenous Cubans. Two women were from England. Hilton, for example, was a young Englishwoman employed as a nursemaid who came to Cuba in January 1853 accompanying the family. For a short time, another English servant named Caroline Langley worked for the family before her health gave way. Grace Backhouse had considerable trouble keeping her servants, some of whom appear to have been indentured servants. Several confrontations and incidents are recorded in the principle journal. In her notes she names the servants, jots their dates of arrival and termination (or in one case, disappearance), and sometimes includes her impressions of them. Their wages were paid in dollars and/or reales fuentes. [Before 1857, Spanish and Spanish colonial silver reales and gold escudos worth 16 reales circulated in Cuba.] Excerpts from the text: "Amicacio, a boy, or young man, black, & Rose a black washerwoman & Matilda a black nursemaid with Pauline the cook formed our first establishment they all left very soon - except Pauline - amongst Amicacio's accomplishments may be reckoned cleaning my beautiful new plates with cinder ashes !!!! spoiling it quite - the wretch." "Concha our housemaid came to us Thursday June 23rd 1853... Concha was paid a month's wages & sent off because she would not fill a water bottle! Saturday Oct.r 29 1853" "Pedro the Canary boy came to us Tuesday Aug 2 1853... & to be retained by us until he has worked out his passage money paid by us to the Real Junta di Fomento... Pedro was... sent away because he refused to beg my pardon for having laughed when I scolded him for breaking an egg cup... Pedro came back to us & entered into the profession of gardening... he begged my pardon... Pedro obliged to leave & hide himself on account of his having taken a stone in his hand and knocked a man on the head with it." [The Real Junta de Fomento was the institution responsible for the promotion and development of agriculture and commerce in Cuba from 1832-1854.] "Ferdinand man-cook came to us Oct.r 19 1853... he has proved himself a very bad cook indeed so on Saturday Oct.r 23 we paid him his 4 days wages and dismissed him." "Paid Pauline... & sent her off because she fought with Pedro and was in a towering rage - 2nd offence of the kind. Manuel and she did battle one day." "An old n****r man cook came into our service Monday Dec.r 12th- Dirty old fellow & bad cook too. Paid him off Friday Dec.r 16 1853." "Assumption came into our service as cook... went off suddenly without saying a word to me... taking with her bed and baggage." "Martina came to me as under maid at 8 ½ dollars a month - she is the Toline's slave and the agreement I have made is to give her 1 $ a month for her own use out of the 8 ½ - 1 pr of shoes is the allowance a month." "I gave Martina only ½ a $ in Oct.r because she had disobeyed me about coming home at night the other ½ $ has nothing to do with her mistress I give it entirely on my own account." End Excerpts. [Cuba stopped officially participating in the slave trade in 1867, but the institution of slavery was not abolished on the island until 1886. The demand for cheap labor never abated, and plantation owners in particular sought other ways of obtaining workers. They followed the lead of the British and the French by importing contract laborers (indentured servants) they called colonos. Free people, either voluntarily or through coercion, signed a work contract that stipulated the term of service and the pay they would receive. In theory, the colonos could leave the employ of their owners at the end of the term of service, but in practice the conditions for the colonos were not much different than those endured by the slave population. The majority of the colonos came from China (Chinese Coolies) but they also imported people from the Canary Islands, Mexico, and Africa.] George Canning Backhouse was the son of John Backhouse, Esq. (1784-1845), a respected merchant succeeding in his own father's trade until being hand-picked by British Prime Minister George Canning who appointed him to a newly created title, to protect important commercial and trade interests. As such, in 1822 he was appointed to a clerkship of the India Board. Two years later he became Commissioner of Excise. In 1827 he was made Receiver-General of Excise and around the same time also made Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, until 1842 when he became ill. In his sixteen years of public service, he worked for several notables, including the Earl of Liverpool, the Earl of Rippon, Earl Grey, and, most significantly, he was private secretary to George Canning, after whom his son George Canning Backhouse was named. He died at his home at Hans Place in 1845 at age 62 - only ten years before his son's tragic death in Cuba. On 13 October 1855, the Illustrated Times published this account of his death: Murder of Mr G.C.Backhouse, The Commissary Judge. "The recent advices from Cuba inform us, that the assassinations had become rather frequent. Among the victims was Mr. George Canning BACKHOUSE, Queen Victoria's Commissary Judge of the Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. He was sitting at his house after dinner, with a Mr. Callaghan, on the evening of Friday, August 31st, when a gang of negro ruffians, accompanied by two white men, entered the premises, and secured the servants in the outer apartments; two of the ruffians (negroes) entered the room in which the two gentlemen were, and commenced to tie their arms behind them and also to gag them. Callaghan, who must from his own account have been very frightened, was thrown to the ground, his arms tied, and his watch taken from his person. The unfortunate Backhouse made a more manful struggle. He attempted first to throw his assailant on the ground; but finding the latter was too powerful a man for him to do this, he next endeavoured to take away the monster's knife. Whilst attempting this, Backhouse received a wound in the left side, which splintered one of his ribs, and went entirely through his lungs and spleen; and in about four hours he passed from life into eternity. The unfortunate gentleman has left a wife in England to deplore her loss. The murderer and all his confederates have been captured, and there is reason to believe that sufficient proof to condemn at least a portion of them has already been adduced. The cause of this terrible crime remained unknown when the latest accounts left Cuba".

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        Villette. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1853 Bound without ads or colophon leaf in vol. III. 3 vols in 1 in contemp. half maroon calf by J. & J. Vice of Nottingham, spine with raised gilt bands & black leather label. An attractive copy.Sadleir 349; Wolff 828.

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        Villette [Bound after:] Jane Eyre [And:] Shirley

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. 174; [3]-206; [3]-184; 723-732 [biographical extract] pp. Without half-titles. Printed double column. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary three-quarters straight grained morocco over marbled boards, spine titles gilt. Foxing, creasing at lower corners, some stray pencil markings, faintest traces of edgewear. Very good. 174; [3]-206; [3]-184; 723-732 [biographical extract] pp. Without half-titles. Printed double column. 1 vols. 8vo. First American edition of Villette, bound with two early American editions of Jane Eyre, which was first published in America in 1848, and Shirley, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1850.

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        H. R. 336 [To accompany report no. 421.]

      Washington DC 1853 - United States. Senate. 32nd Congress, 2nd Session. H. R. 336 [To accompany report no. 421.] In the Senate of the United States. February 19, 1853 . . . Amendment . . . 3pp. [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1853.] 297 x 205 mm. Unbound. Some dampstaining, edges a bit frayed but very good. Docketed. First Edition of this rare ether controversy document, with no copies listed in OCLC. In January 1853, responding to renewed debate over who deserved credit for inventing ether anesthesia, the U. S. Senate appointed a select committee to determine whether W. T. G. Morton, Charles Jackson or Horace Wells had the best claim to the discovery. On February 19 Senator Isaac P. Walker, the committee's chairman, submitted an amendment to army appropriations bill H. R. 336, confirming the U. S. government's right to use and benefit from the discovery and proposing an award of $100,000 to "the discoverer." The final version of the amendment, which we are offering here, also proposed that the issue of priority be decided in federal court, with Morton, Jackson and the representatives of Horace Wells appearing as defendants to prove the merits of their respective cases. The Senate ended up rejecting the amendment, leaving the question of priority unsettled for the time. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, pp. 316-17; 330-335. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rare Album [Cruikshank's Fairy Library]

      C. -54 1853 - Comprising: eight original pencil drawings (22 x 18 cm), heightened with water-colour and a complete set of twenty-four etching proofs (20 x 16 cm), mounted on tabs. Superb early 20th century full morocco by Riviere & Son, gilt panelled and blocked with stylised passion flowers to boards, spine and dentelles, silk moiré linings and all edges gilt, preserved in a contemporary solander box. Each of the finely drawn and detailed pencil drawings (from Puss In Boots and Jack and the Beanstalk) is mounted opposite its subsequent etching; all 24 etchings are inscribed in pencil by Cruikshank: 'From Geo. Cruikshank to his friend Fredk Arnold.' Arnold was Cruikshank's publisher. Although Cruikshank's illustrations for the first English translation of Grimm's Fairy Tales received a great deal of praise, this foray into the world of children's fantasy proved less successful. Many, including Charles Dickens, criticised the artist for the Temperance-inspired slant he put on these traditional stories. In Cinderella, for instance, the court prepares for the ball by setting fire to its entire reserve of alcohol. It was alterations such as this that prompted Dickens to write and publish a satirical attack on Cruikshank entitled 'Frauds on the Fairies,' in Household Words magazine in 1853. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Short Narrative of the Second Voyage of The Prince Albert, in Search of Sir John Franklin. With illustrations, and a map by Arrowsmith.

      London. W.H. Dalton. 1853. - 12mo. 20cm, the First edition, [xxv]27-202p., with 4 tinted lithograph views, engraved folding map, appendices, list of subscribers, in the original blind stamped dark blue green wavy grain cloth, gilt spine titles, top and bottom spine edge worn, presentation below on the original off-yellow endpapers, very good to fine condition, very rare. Lady Franklin's Presentation Copy: A.J. Wylie, Esq., with Lady Franklin's kind regards, July 1853. A.B. 8539. Fitzgerald 378. Not in Lande. T.P.L. 3270. Day 4151. Holland p239. Sabin 37443. This expedition took place between May 1851 and Oct. 1852. Considered one of the rarest of the Franklin search books. We have had three other copies, one in the Beekman Pool collection, and one in the Jim Ruddell collection, the *Plimer copy in catalogue 218. William Kennedy (1814-1890) was born at Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, the son of a Hudson's Bay Company factor and a Swampy Cree Indian woman. After receiving his education in Scotland he returned to Canada in 1833 to join the Hudson's Bay Company. For the next thirteen years he served at posts in the Ottawa valley, spending five years mainly at Fort Coulonge, Lower Canada, upper Ottawa valley. Transferred to the remote Ungava and Labrador area, he then served at forts Chimo, Trial, and Nascopie on Lake Petitsikapau (Labrador). Kennedy's religious convictions led him to disagree with the HBC policy of selling liquor to the Indians and he resigned in 1846. In 1851, Kennedy was chosen by Lady Jane Franklin to lead the second private expedition to search for her husband, Sir John Franklin, whose ships had vanished into the Canadian Arctic six years earlier. Kennedy's ship the Prince Albert, was equipped with a crew of seventeen men. His second in command was Joseph Rene Bellot, a lieutenant of the French Navy. The expedition set sail from Aberdeen, Scotland in the spring of 1851 and by September had penetrated Lancaster Sound and Prince Regent Inlet, eventually establishing winter quarters at Batty Bay. In February of 1852, Kennedy and his men set out on a remarkable 1,100 mile sledge journey westward to the Boothia region. Although no traces of Franklin were found, the expedition is noted for the discovery of Bellot Strait, a narrow channel marking the northernmost extremity of continental North America. See DCB. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mount Lebanon A Ten Years Residence from 1842 to 1852 describing the Manners Customs and Religion of Its Inhabitants with a Full and Correct Account of the Druse Religion and Containing Historical Records of the Mountain Tribes from personal intercourse with their chiefs and other authentic sources 

      First edition, 3 vols., with a large folding map, and each volume with an engraved portrait frontispiece and another engraved plate, 8vo., pp. xx, 390, x, 398, x, 399, [4] [publisher's catalogue], original blind-stamped cloth, spines slightly faded.  London, Saunders and Otley,

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        THE KEY TO UNCLE TOM'S CABIN;

      1853 - presenting the original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements verifying the Truth of the Work. Boston: published by John P. Jewett & Co. [etc.], 1853. 2 pp undated ads. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition (advertised for February 1853, but not actually issued until April or May, after the English edition). Both the slave owners of the South and the manufacturers of the North understandably attacked UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (published the year before), impugning the book's accuracy. In its defense, Mrs. Stowe wrote the present volume, in which she documented her sources -- a compilation of facts drawn from laws, court records, newspapers and private letters.~This copy has on its copyright page the dual imprints of Hobart & Robbins and of Damrell & Moore, indicating the "probable" second (and usual) issue. It is in Blanck's binding "B" ("sequence, if any, not known") -- light brown wrappers with "London: Low and Company" included in the front cover imprint; Blanck's "C" and "D" bindings are cloth, which are more likely to be encountered today.~This is an unusually clean copy, just about fine, with scarcely any wear (there are three small adhesion marks on the blank inner covers, where someone probably once had cellophane affixed). Quite remarkable condition for a wrappered volume more than 160 years old. Blanck 19359; Hildreth p. 75. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Pictorial View of California; including a Description of the Panama and Nicaragua Routes, with Information and Advice interesting to All, particularly Those who Intend to Visit the Golden Region

      Henry Bill, New York 1853 - 9 x 5 1/2 inches, vii, 224, [1] pages, original blue cloth, blind and gilt stamped, some soiling, light exposure to tips, some chipping to head and tail of spine, Includes the 45 of the 48 tinted lithographic plates called for by Howes and Cowan (lacking plates facing pages 66, 68, 71), plate to face page 147 is doubled, has an additional plate of Santa Barbara facing page 143 (total plate number 46), the plate to face page 80 cut down, 1 leaf of advertiesments. Howes L-300 Kurutz 398, Wheat 125, Graff 2469, in Cowan. Second Edition edition. Good, foxing throughout, small ink marginalia to title-page. Good, foxing throughout, small ink marginalia to title-page [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les Altres Vins Rouges et Blancs du Departement de la Gironde

      Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, 1853. Third Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Near Fine Condition. Original quarter leather over pebbled cloth, light shelf wear, old bookseller stamp to half title, signed by the editor. 29 plates of chateaus of the region, 2 engraved half titles, 5 fold out tables at rear and 2 small maps and a colored fold out map (creases and a small tear at edge). Mostly light foxing and browning to the plates and maps, one table with wear at the fore edge. Often called "The Bible of the Bordeaux". Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 706a, Oberle 310 (1st ed.). Franck's work was one of the first classifications of the wines of Bordeaux - the first edition appeared in 1824. Size: Octavo (8vo). 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 046555.

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        CASTILE AND ANDALUCIA.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1853.. FIRST EDITION 1853, small 4to, approximately 270 x 180 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, folding lithographed frontispiece and 23 tinted lithographed plates, woodcut title page vignette and 19 woodcuts in the text, all illustrations after drawings by the author and Egron Lundgren, pages: xi, (3), 488, bound in the original publisher's full maroon morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with decorative gilt lozenge at centre, gilt lined raised bands to spine, with gilt motif to compartments, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, ornate gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Spine gilt slightly dull, pale uneven stains to covers, tiny crack at foot of lower hinge, 2 small closed tears at inner edge of folding frontispiece neatly repaired, very occasional slight faint fox spots, a few to upper margin of 2 plates, small old ink stain to top edge of margin of text and plate at page 22, nowhere near image or text, 1 tissue guard missing, 1 slightly creased. A very good clean sturdy copy. The plates show: Alhambra from Sn. Nicolás (frontispiece), Malaga from the Ermitas, Arriving at a Posada, Carmen - Granada, Lanjaron, Cathedral - Seville, Gypsey-Dance, Processions - Holy Week, The Fair (Feria) - Seville, Cartuja - Xeres, Grazalema, Ronda, Antequera, Night on the Picacho, Palace- Madrid, Penaranda, Sto. Domingo de Silos, Tomb of the Cid, Sn. Gregorio - Valladolid, Cathedral, Leon, Escorial, San Justo - Segovia, Toledo, Cathedral - Córdoba. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE KEY TO UNCLE TOM'S CABIN;

      1853. presenting the original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements verifying the Truth of the Work. Boston: published by John P. Jewett & Co. [etc.], 1853. 2 pp undated ads. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition (advertised for February 1853, but not actually issued until April or May, after the English edition). Both the slave owners of the South and the manufacturers of the North understandably attacked UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (published the year before), impugning the book's accuracy. In its defense, Mrs. Stowe wrote the present volume, in which she documented her sources -- a compilation of facts drawn from laws, court records, newspapers and private letters.~This copy has on its copyright page the dual imprints of Hobart & Robbins and of Damrell & Moore, indicating the "probable" second (and usual) issue. It is in Blanck's binding "B" ("sequence, if any, not known") -- light brown wrappers with "London: Low and Company" included in the front cover imprint; Blanck's "C" and "D" bindings are cloth, which are more likely to be encountered today.~This is an unusually clean copy, just about fine, with scarcely any wear (there are three small adhesion marks on the blank inner covers, where someone probably once had cellophane affixed). Quite remarkable condition for a wrappered volume more than 160 years old. Blanck 19359; Hildreth p. 75. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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