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        Photographic Views of Constantinople

      Joseph Cundall, at the Photographic Institution (168, New Bond Street), London (GB) 1853 - I ed. Testo in inglese. 10 fotografie sciolte (4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18) dell'album in-folio (54x38 cm) composto da 20 immagini. Stato buono delle tavole (leggera brunitura e qualche fioritura). FOTOGRAFIA 4. Fountain on the Bosphorus near the Sweet Waters of Asia, 25x31 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 5. The Imperial Gate of the Seraglio, 24,50x30 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 8. The Porch of the Sulimanijeh, 24x29 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 9. Fountain in the Court of the Sulimanijeh, 13x29 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 10. The Mosque of the Sulimanijeh, 25x29 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 12. The Mosque of Sultan Mahmoud at Tophanna, cm 25x29 ca., firma in basso a sinistra - FOTOGRAFIA 14. The Mosque of Kilidge Ali Pasha, with the Cannon Factory and Fountain at Tophanna, cm 24,5x28,5, firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 15. St. Sophia from the Hippodrome, 23x27 cm, firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 17. The Tomb of Sultan Mahmoud; the Burnt Column in the distance, 24,50x28 cm ca., firma in basso a destra - FOTOGRAFIA 18. The Fountain of Tophanna, 25x29 cm, firma in basso a destra. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Twelve Years A Slave

      Derby and Miller, 1853 Derby And Miller, Auburn, 1853. Hardcover. The scarce true first edition.No mention of thousand on top of title page (later printings have Fifth Thousand, Eighth Thousand, Tenth thousand or Seventeenth thousand, indicating later printings) Also, 1853 on both title and copyright pages and no mention of London on either title or copyright pages.4 page catalog inserted between inside cover and F.E.P. The seven illustrations are all there.The book shows much wear on the edges and the back of the spine is going. Furthermore there is foxing throughout the book. Also there is a name stamped in front cover. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Basis for the award-winning movie of the same title.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        KING NUT - CRACKER or The Dream of Poor Reinhold. A Fairy Tale for Children freely rendered from the German of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (author of "Struwwelpeter") by J. R. Planche, Esq.

      Leipzig, Friedrich Volckmar; London, William Tegg & Co and A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co., (1853).FIRST ENGLISH EDITION (1853), small 4to, 265 x 200 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, hand coloured title letters and hand coloured illustration on title page plus 27 large enchanting hand coloured illustrations on 27 pages printed 1 side only, in the original publisher's buff printed boards with large uncoloured illustration to upper cover (man pasting on wall a poster for our book, watched by a group of children and adults), vignette to lower cover of 4 children examining a very large book. Respined long ago with black morocco strip which is starting to crack and strengthened at head and tail with a small strip of black leather, covers very worn at edges and corners (rounded), upper cover darkened on edges, lower cover lightly soiled, front endpaper replaced and front inner hinge repaired with white binder's tape, front pastedown missing some surface paper, no rear endpaper, title page lightly browned, 3 very small closed tears to lower edge neatly mended, on corner of title page is the small ink duty stamp found in German books of this period, page 2 lightly browned, some pale fingermarks to margins, some tiny closed tears and tiny chips to lower edges all neatly repaired, page 20 reinserted and slightly chipped and slightly dusty at fore - edge, repaired and strengthened and not affecting images or text, pages 23 and 24 also dusty at edges, joint between pages 26 and 27 repaired with white binder's tape, final page chipped along lower edge and neatly repaired with paper, no loss of text. A good copy of a rare children's book. This copy matches the British Library first edition in all respects, including the duty stamp. A poor child dreams of the Fairy Town of Toys where he meets King Nut - cracker, toy soldiers, Noah's animals and Struwwelpeter and friends. This version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story by the author of Struwwelpeter was first published in Germany in 1851. Not in Osborne or Oppenheimer, Gumuchian 3045 erroneously mentions 30 coloured woodcuts with estimated date of 1845. The translator James Robinson Planché (1796

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Wörterbuch der Diebs-, Gauner- oder Kochemersprache, enthaltend alle ihre Abartungen und Dialekte, als: die rothwälsche, die jenische, die jüdische, die Berliner und die Wiener Diebssprache, sowie die Zigeuner-, Schurer- und die niederdeutsche Schleifersprache. Zusammengestellt von dem Central-Evidenz-Bureau der k.k. Polizei-Direktion in Wien.

      Wien, Ueberreuter 1853.. 82 S. HLwd. d. 19. Jhdts. 4°. Huelke-E. 2451; Wagner, Die Litteratur der Gauner- und Geheim-Sprachen 74 (nur die Ausgabe von 1854). - Mit Signaturschildchen und hübschem Exlibris von Heintich Comploj für Joseph Wünsch (Renaissance-Herr, Halbfigur - Dante?, mit Lupe lesend). Der Wiener Brauindustrielle Wünsch (1843-1916) hatte eine bekannte Sammlung von Holzschnitten, Ex Libris und Viennensia. - Titelblatt gebräunt und braunfleckig.

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        Wörterbuch der Diebs - , Gauner - oder Kochemersprache, enthaltend alle ihre Abartungen und Dialekte, als: die rothwälsche, die jenische, die jüdische, die Berliner und die Wiener Diebssprache, sowie die Zigeuner - , Schurer - und die niederdeutsche Schleifersprache. Zusammengestellt von dem Central - Evidenz - Bureau der k.k. Polizei - Direktion in Wien.

      Wien, Ueberreuter 1853.82 S. HLwd. d. 19. Jhdts. 4°. Huelke - E. 2451; Wagner, Die Litteratur der Gauner - und Geheim - Sprachen 74 (nur die Ausgabe von 1854). - Mit Signaturschildchen und hübschem Exlibris von Heintich Comploj für Joseph Wünsch (Renaissance - Herr, Halbfigur - Dante?, mit Lupe lesend). Der Wiener Brauindustrielle Wünsch (1843 - 1916) hatte eine bekannte Sammlung von Holzschnitten, Ex Libris und Viennensia. - Titelblatt gebräunt und braunfleckig. Bücher de

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, pp.x; 624. Illustrated with 39 plates by Browne. Bound in contemporary full tan calf, boards double gilt ruled, with raised bands and red and green title labels to spine; all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, board edges decorated in gilt. Internally clean, with some foxing primarily to plate pages; ownership stamp, "M Plotnicki / Gateshead" in purple ink to title page. Binding shows well, rubbed to hinges and corners, with some marks to boards. Front hinge starting but still sound. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is solely this title that can be placed squarely 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 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        TARSUS. "Tarsus in Kleinasien. Geburtsort des heil. Apostels Paulus". Gesamtansicht mit Gebirgszug im Hintergrund, links vorn rastende Männer.

      - Weißgehöhte Kreidezeichnung sign. "Aug. Flor. Auer fecit" und dat. "Untergriesbach am 12ten August 1853", 28,5 x 42,5 cm. Die schöne Darstellung mit doppelter Einfassungslinie auf schwarzen Karton montiert und dekorativ in einer älteren schwarzen Leiste mit Goldkante gerahmt. - Nur im Himmel minimalst fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Bleak House

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1853 - xvi, 624pp, plates. Later half calf and marbled paper over boards, bound from the parts, semi-raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, author label to third, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces, small fleuron to centre and small roundels to top, bottom and sides, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, rubbed to extremities. Slightly browned internally, plates often oxidised to edges with some minor foxing, but generally better than often found. With frontispiece, additional vignette title and thirty-eight plates, including ten 'dark' plates by Phiz. The first edition, bound from the parts with the stab holes often visible, with the typographical errors and the five line errata. (see Smith pages 81-84) Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Amerikanischer Circus. Vor dem Karlsthore. Eine grosse brillante Vorstellung der Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft unter der Direktion des Fred Belling aus Philadelphia.

      München, 14. November 1853. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 36 x 22 cm. Die amerikanische Zirkusgesellschaft von Fred Belling aus Philadelphia gastierte vom 26. Oktober bis 4. Dezember 1853 auf dem Karlsplatz in München. - Unter den aufgeführten Artisten: Salomonsky, James, Gebr. Krembser, Augustina Pepita, Mad. Fourraix, Mad. Belling, Antoin, Leopold sowie diverse Clowns. Der sechste Programmpunkt ist \"Der kleine Tommy, genannt der kleine Teufel, auf seinen zwei Ponnys\". - Tom Belling (1843-1900), Sohn des Fred(eric) Belling, wird das Verdienst zugeschrieben, den klassischen Clown in den „Dummen August\" umgewandelt zu haben; der von Belling kreierte Name \"August\" für den modern Clown bürgerte sich als Synonym für Clowns schnell ein. Damit sicherte sich Belling in der Zirkusgeschichte einen prominenten Platz. - Bemerkenswert die Mitwirkung von Gunerius Halvorsen, den späteren Direktor des ca. 1860 gegründeten ersten norwegischen Circus. Hier fälschlich als \"Halverson\" bezeichnet, \"erster Reiter aus dem kaiserlichen Circus zu St. Petersburg\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Amerikanischer Circus. Vor dem Karlsthore. Zwei grosse brillante Vorstellungen der Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft unter der Direktion des Fred Belling aus Philadelphia.

      München, 13. November 1853. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 36 x 22 cm. Die amerikanische Zirkusgesellschaft von Fred Belling aus Philadelphia gastierte vom 26. Oktober bis 4. Dezember 1853 auf dem Karlsplatz in München. - Unter den aufgeführten Artisten: Salomonsky, James, Gebr. Krembser, Augustina Pepita, Mad. Fourraix, Mad. Belling, Antoin, Leopold sowie diverse Clowns. Bemerkenswert die Mitwirkung von Gunerius Halvorsen, den späteren Direktor des ca. 1860 gegründeten ersten norwegischen Circus. Hier fälschlich als \"Halverson\" bezeichnet, \"erster Reiter aus dem kaiserlichen Circus zu St. Petersburg\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Isthmus of Darien in 1852. Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

      London: Saunders and Stanford, 1853. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. vi,238pp. Publisher's green textured cloth blocked in b ind on the boards and spine, and with titles in gilt on the spine and upper board. With the four folding, handcolored maps present. The cloth has some minor spotting, else the binding is in very good condition. Two maps have been reinforced t the point where they join the textblock to mend closed tears from stress (no loss), occasional light spotting, else this is a very good copy. With the bookplate of W. T. R. Powell on the front pastedown, below the bookseller sticker of J. Field, London. Although a colony, Caledonia, was originally founded in the late 17th century by the Scots in what is now the Isthmus of Panama to build a canal between the Atlantic and Pacific, it and subsequent attempts ended in failure. In 1852, however, the government of Colombia (which controlled Panama) granted permission for the building of a canal from San Miguel, on the Pacific, to the Bay of Caledonia (the original Scottish settlement) or thereabouts on the Atlantic. Even though this canal was not built, the notes in this journal and its maps were of great importance for the present canal, started in 1881 and opened in 1914. Scarce in nice condition and with all maps present. Sabin 27512.

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        Urkunden für die Geschichte der Stadt Bern und ihres frühesten Gebietes bis zum Schluss des dreizehnten Jahrhunderts. 3 Bänden in 2 stark Bäanden.

      Stämpfli 1853-1854, Bern, - XVIII- 693 + 552 + 10Seiten, Lithographien, + 5 Seiten, + 159 Seiten, Etiquette manuscrite au dos, usures aux bords des plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la paralysie générale progressive. Thèse de concours pour l'agrégation en médecine

      1853 - 86 pages Paris, Labé - Librairie de la Faculté de médecine, 1853, in-8, 86 pages, maroquin noir moderne, dos lisse, titre doré en long, gardes de papier noir [Louise B.], Édition originale de la thèse d'agrégation du médecin Charles Lasègue (1816-1883), qui lui valut, avec l'appui de Trousseau, le grade de professeur. Le sujet de la "paralysie générale" lui avait été imposé par tirage au sort : ses travaux le menèrent à exposer de manière concise et saisissante, les idées qui régnaient alors, considérant cette affection comme une espèce morbide unique. Par la suite, il se mettra en butte contre ces opinions anciennes en soutenant, à l'inverse, l'hypothèse de plusieurs espèces de paralysie générale, comprises dans un vaste genre de maladies cérébrales chroniques. Agréable exemplaire dans une sobre reliure moderne signée. Semelaigne II, p. 48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Castile and Andalucia

      Richard Bentley, London 1853 - Large 8vo (187x283 mm). Pp xi, (iii), 488. Double folding tinted litho frontis, 23 tinted lith plates and 20 wood engraved vignettes. Original publisher's decorative cloth, gilt.3 short tears to rear hinge. Light foxing through to Page viii. Foxing to the margins of 2 plates otherwise the plate are clean. A particularly nice copy in original condition and with margins unreduced. Postage will be extra at cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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 sog. Schloßhöhe nach Nordwesten auf die Rückfront des Schlosses. Im Hintergrund die Havellandschaft, rechts mitig die Glienicker Brücke. - Die Ansicht ist montiert auf dem Or.- Verlagskarton.

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        De Casibus Virorum illustrium.

      First leaf of text with large nine-line manuscript initial in red & brown; chapter headings & beginnings of sentences rubricated; numerous three- to six-line initial spaces with red initials supplied throughout. 156 unnumbered leaves (including the first leaf, a blank; some leaves misbound), gothic letter, 35/36 lines, folios 154-56 in double columns. Small folio (282 x 204 mm.), 19th-cent. red morocco (some foxing at outer edges, inscription partially erased from final leaf of text), binding signed "Duru 1853," triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Strasbourg: G. Husner, 1474-75. First edition of the De Casibus Virorum Illustrium, which deals with the vanity of human affairs from Adam to Boccaccio's own time. Written about 1355 to 1360, this is a work of 56 biographies of famous people, and the inevitable catastrophes awaiting those who are too fortunate. It exerted a great influence on other authors including Chaucer, John Lydgate, Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe; a genre of stories known as de casibus tragedies was created. Some of the famous people whose biographies are provided include Jocasta, Queen of Thebes; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae; Samson; Dido, Queen of Carthage; Hannibal; Cleopatra; Mithridates, King of Pontus; Herod, King of the Jews; Nero; King Arthur; and Petrarch. This book comes from Husner's first press and is a fine example of his text types with fantastic majuscules. A fine and rather large copy from the library of Ambroise Firmin Didot with his bookplate (sale, Part V, Paris, 11-16 June 1883, lot 528-"Magnifique exemplaire, à toutes marges et non lavé"). Some contemporary annotations in the margins. ❧ Goff B-708. .

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        Storia di Civitavecchia dalla sua origine fino allâ??anno 1848...

      Tipografia Ferretti 1853 4to (cm. 27,3), XXVIII, 488, CXXII pp., 1 c.nn. con cinque tavole f.t. (di cui tre grandi litografie più volte ripiegate, compresa la â??Veduta generale della città e porto di Civitavecchiaâ??). Legatura coeva in piena tela con fili e titolo oro al dorso. Sporadiche, lievi fioriture, ma ottimo esemplare. Opera importante e rara. Lozzi I, n. 1268.

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        LA SUISSE HISTORIQUE & PITTORESQUE , Descriptions de ses VINGT-DEUX CANTONS Tomes I & II ILLUSTRÈS de 90 GRAVURES : 71 VUES gravées sur Acier & 19 GRAVURES COLORIÈES de COSTUMES NATIONAUX + 2 CARTES DÈPLIANTES COULEURS

      - Paris . DIDIER Libraire-Editeur . 1853 . Véritable deuxieme édition ( La premiere sous ce titre ) , non répertoriée dans les bibliographies anciennes . Deux volumes reliés demi cuir chagrin , dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons . LVI + 208 pages 1 264 pages . ILLUSTRÈS de 90 GRAVURES : 71 VUES gravées sur Acier & 19 GRAVURES COLORIÈES de COSTUMES NATIONAUX ( manque 1 ) + 2 CARTES DÈPLIANTES COULEURS : SUISSE & LAC de GENEVE avec Vallée de CHAMOUNY . Déchirure sans manque sur 3 pages de texte , un nom à la pages de titre , rousseurs éparses sur le texte et sur quelques gravures en noir& blanc . Planches couleurs & cartes de toute fraicheur . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA FRANCE GALANTE]
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        Wörterbuch der Diebs-, Gauner- oder Kochemersprache, enthaltend alle ihre Abartungen und Dialekte, als: die rothwälsche, die jenische, die jüdische, die Berliner und die Wiener Diebssprache, sowie die Zigeuner-, Schurer- und die niederdeutsche Schleifersprache. Zusammengestellt von dem Central-Evidenz-Bureau der k.k. Polizei-Direktion in Wien.

      Wien, Ueberreuter 1853. - 82 S. HLwd. d. 19. Jhdts. 4°. Huelke-E. 2451; Wagner, Die Litteratur der Gauner- und Geheim-Sprachen 74 (nur die Ausgabe von 1854). - Mit Signaturschildchen und hübschem Exlibris von Heintich Comploj für Joseph Wünsch (Renaissance-Herr, Halbfigur - Dante?, mit Lupe lesend). Der Wiener Brauindustrielle Wünsch (1843-1916) hatte eine bekannte Sammlung von Holzschnitten, Ex Libris und Viennensia. - Titelblatt gebräunt und braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petit Courrier des Dames. Tome LXII, 1853

      Paris 1853 20 (von insgesamt 26) Nummern des 52. Bandes dieser Wochenzeitschrift, zusammengebunden (2. juillet - 31. decembre 1853), HLWd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, unpaginiert, 27 farbige lithographische Modenbilder, 21 x 28 cm, die Nummern vom 30. 7., 6. 8., 3. 9., 5. 11., 10. und 17. 12. fehlen, Deckel leicht abgeschürft, Papier altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, Wasserfleck auf dem unteren Rand von Seite X, Tafeln sauber, Titelseite jeder Nummer mit Stempel, sonst schön erhalten, altersgemäß guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Literatur, Theater, Kunst, Zeitschriften

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        Travels in Southern Russia, and The Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837. Two Volume set

      London: John Mitchell. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with some edge wear and short cracks at spine heads. Faculty of Procurators embossed stamp on upper boards. Some age toning and light scattered foxing. Contents firm. 1853. First Edition in English. Contemporary calf. 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 370pp; 335pp. 23 wood engraved plates and two folding hand coloured linen maps. .

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        Vues et scènes recuéillies pendant l'expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para. Exécutée par ordre du gouvernement français pendant les années 1843 à 1847

      Paris, P. Bertrand 1853 - Koppel 450; Borba de Moraes I, 167; Sabin 11411. - Erster Tafelband (von insgesamt 6) des großartigen, wissenschaftlichen Reisewerks über Südamerika ( Histoire du voyage ). Castelnaus Expedition war die ausgedehnteste, wissenschaftliche Forschungsreise in Südamerika in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Tafeln zeigen Indianer- und Eingeborenen-Szenen, Landschaften und Ansichten. - Laut Vortitel ist der Textteil ein Manuldruck der Spamerschen Buchdruckerei in Leipzig (1890). - In tadelloser Erhaltung 16 Seiten Text, 60 (14 farbig) getönte lithographische Tafeln Rotes Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung, Gr.4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Aboriginal Portfolio

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co.. Hardcover. Philadelphia, 1853. Folio, publisher's decorative boards, 84 pp. Recently rebacked with spine laid on. Complete with engraved frontis and 26 plates. Ex institutional library, with small stamps to corners of images. Boards soiled, contents foxed. A usable copy, sound and complete copy despite these flaws, and fairly attractive. Illustrations by Eastman's husband Seth. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Howes E17; Sabin 21682 . Good.

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        THE MINER'S PROGRESS; OR, SCENES IN THE LIFE OF A CALIFORNIA MINER. BEING A SERIES OF HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE "UPS AND DOWNS" OF A GOLD DIGGER IN PURSUIT OF HIS "PILE."

      Sacramento: Published at the Daily Union Office, 1853. 13pp. (eleven of them with crudely handcolored illustrations) followed by [2]pp. of advertisements. Original pictorial salmon-colored wrappers. Wrappers stained and quite worn, with several tears at edges. Bookplate on inner front wrapper, early ownership signature at head of front wrapper. Text leaves with some tears at edges, but none affecting text or illustrations. A worn but overall good copy. In a cloth chemise and slipcase. A classic of Gold Rush satire, being among the earliest published works of humorist Alonzo Delano, and iconic Gold Rush artist Charles Nahl. The project was initiated by the SACRAMENTO UNION, which hired Delano and Nahl to produce the work, which also appeared in the July 4, 1853 edition of the paper. Delano, who often wrote under the name "Old Block," emphasizes the loneliness, exhaustion, and dashed hopes of the miner, and Nahl's sketches perfectly reinforce the tone of the work. The story ends well, however, with the miner striking gold and returning home to his loving family in Maine. Charles Nahl and his brother, Arthur, came to the United States from Germany in 1849, and arrived in California the following year. Charles, the "Cruikshank of California," was the superior artist, and his illustrations of Gold Rush scenes are highly lauded. Hamilton says that Nahl's illustrations "depicting the life of the miner in the days of the gold rush are extraordinarily good...he was an excellent interpreter of the humor and pathos of early California life." The ads tout the several publications of the SACRAMENTO UNION. Kurutz notes blue-green pictorial wrappers, while ours are salmon-colored. A "third edition" also appeared in 1853, which presumes that there was also a second edition, though Kurutz never located one. KURUTZ 179a. COWAN, p.163. GREENWOOD 382. ROCQ 6043. STREETER SALE 2736. NORRIS CATALOGUE 949. HOWELL 50:410 & 50:1516. SABIN 49214. HAMILTON, EARLY AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATORS AND WOOD ENGRAVERS I, p. xli; item 1109. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 57 (note).

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        München. - Teilansicht. - "München vom St. Peters-Thurme aus in nordwestlicher Richtung".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Farblithografie mit Bordüre, 1853-54. Von Gustav Seeberger. 28,9 x 43,9 cm (Darstellung ) / 43,5 x 58,5 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung "Aus dem König-Ludwig-Album". Unterhalb der Darstellung Erläuterungen. Unterhalb der Bordüre betitelt. Außerdem "Aquarell-Gemälde u. Steinzeichnung v. G. Seeberger", "Verlag der K. B. priv. Kunstanstalt v. Piloty u. Loehle in München. Mit gesetzl. Schutz gegen Nachdruck", "LONDON, Hering & Remington 137 Regent-Street". - Malerischer Blick auf München vom St. Peters-Turm. Zu erkennen sind die Frauen-Kirche, die Königlichen Pinakotheken Älterer und Neuerer Meister, der Wittelsbacher-Palast, die St. Salvators (Griechische)-Kirche, die Theatiner-Kirche, die Universität und die St. Ludwigs-Kirche. - Minimal stockfleckig. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit schöner Farbigkeit. Gustav Seeberger (1812 Markt-Redwitz - 1888 München) Architekturmaler und Lithograf. Seeberger lernte an der Kunstschule Nürnberg unter dem Kupferstecher Albert Reindel. 1840 ging er nach München und verkaufte schon kurz darauf seine Landschaften an den Kunstverein.

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        Portrait. Fast Ganzfigur nach halbrechts mit großen Blumenstrauß im linken Arm. Lithographie auf aufgewalzten China von Franz Hanfstaengl. Unterrand mit Schrift: \"Elisabeth, Herzogin von Bayern\".

      München, Hanfstaengl, datiert 1853. Platte (Chinapapier): 390 x 290 mm. (Bildformat: 320 x 270mm). Blattgröße 605 x 435 mm.*Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern (auch Sisi oder Sissi; geboren am 24. Dezember 1837 in München; gest. am 10. September 1898 in Genf) war eine Prinzessin des Hauses Wittelsbach und durch ihre Heirat mit Franz Joseph I. ab 1854 Kaiserin von Österreich. - Großformatiges frühes Porträt von Elisabeth mit 15 Jahren, wohl noch vor ihrer Verlobung mit Franz Josef. Das bekannte klassische Mädchenbildnis von Elisabeth. Bereits ein Jahr später wurde sie Kaiserin von Österreich. - Vorliegend ein breitrandiges sehr sauberes Exemplar der Originallithographie in bemerkenswert guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Porträt Portrait Herrscher Erzhaus Kaiserhaus Österreich Sissi Sisi Elisabeth

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        Remains in Verse and Prose . . . Originally Printed in 1834

      [London:] Privately Printed, 1853, 1853. Second edition, privately printed; the first edition, also privately printed, was published in 1834. NCBEL III, 1385. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy. Both of the two privately printed editions are scarce.. 8vo, contemporary red half morocco, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. Frontis portrait. With half-title. The collected writings of Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-1833), edited by his father Henry Hallam, with a memoir. Hallam, who died at age 22, was famously commemorated by his friend, Alfred Tennyson in his poem In Memoriam (1850). Inscribed on the half-title by the editor and father to Mrs. [Sarah] Austin, a friend of Arthur Henry Hallam.

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        Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, The

      1853. Robinson Crusoe in a Fine 'Kelliegram' Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. DEFOE, Daniel. CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. With an account of his travels round three parts of the globe, with numerous engravings from drawings, by George Cruikshank. London: David Bogue, 1853. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 168 x 104 mm.). viii, 445, [1, device] pp. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, sixteen engraved plates, each with two images, and several engravings throughout the text. With the original blue cloth front cover and spine bound in at end.In a signed Kelliegram binding, c. 1900, of full dark green crushed levant morocco, covers with single gilt rule enclosing gilt corner ornaments. Upper cover with a fine inlaid design of a sailing ship in tan, brown and green morocco. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled in gilt with sailing ship ornaments and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, red watered silk paste-downs and end-leaves, top edge gilt. A fine example housed in the original fleece-lined, blue cloth clamshell case (slightly worn)."Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century.

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        ARCHIVE Of ADAM H. ATKINSON'S MANUSCRIPT CORRESPONDENCE And DOCUMENTS REGARDING LAND PURCHASES In PENNSYLVANIA, INDIANA, And OHIO. Mexico, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1817 - 1853....

      1817 - 1853. 66 letters and 23 documents, including a folded indenture on vellum. All items in manuscript, often folded to form their own mailer, with address/ postmark/ seal to the verso of the final leaf. Includes many bifolia and/or multiple pages of text; total word count conservatively estimated at 10,000. Divers dimensions, ranging from 3" x 6" to 14" x 8" Occasional loss or tearing to some leaves, usually as a result of breaking the wax seal, affecting text in a few cases; some splits and/or tenderness at folds; corner of one letter detached but present. Overall, a VG collection....

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Octavo (207 x 127 mm). Early 20th century green half morocco by Bayntun, decorative gilt spine, green linen sides, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, with the wrappers from part X bound in at the end. Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" ( H. K. Browne). Armorial bookplate of Robert P. Dudley. Spine lightly sunned. A very good clean copy, bound from the original parts (showing stab holes in the gutter), with the half-title. First edition, with the first-issue textual points as listed by Smith. H. K. Browne had experimented with the "dark plate" technique in Dombey and Son (1848) but in Bleak House their sombreness added a new tone to the illustration of Dickens's books. "As Dickens's vision of society darkened, Browne adjusted his techniques, pioneering in the use of 'dark plates', where the plate was machine-ruled in parallel grooves which printed an almost uniform tone either before or after the figures and background were hand drawn. These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized with the gloomy, foggy world of Bleak House and Little Dorrit" (Robert Patten in The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 59).

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        Traité de Paléontologie ou histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles. Atlas [Mollusca pls 46-85]

      1853-1857 1853 - 77 pp., 110 pls, half-linen bound gr. 4

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        [COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO A LITTLE KNOWN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT IN THE CHINCHA ISLANDS NEAR PERU, INVOLVING UNITED STATES VESSELS OF THE PACIFIC SQUADRON, AN AMERICAN MERCHANT, THE PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT, AND BRITISH CHARGÉS D'AFFAIRES AT LIMA AND SANTIAGO]

      1853. Approximately [35]pp. Folio lettersheets. Overall condition is quite good. This small collection of manuscript documents reveals the details of a fascinating international incident between the American navy and the Peruvian government. According to one of the documents, a group of American shipmasters at the Chincha Islands complained about ill treatment by the local Peruvian commandante. Among other things, an American sailor was put in irons for killing a pelican. Ultimately the tiff was smoothed over by British officials. Most of the documents are contemporary manuscript copies of letters between various American naval officers, British Rear Admiral Fairfax Moresby, and the British chargés d'affaires at Lima and Santiago. Among the Americans making complaints was Theodorus Bailey, commander of the Defiance and a distinguished naval officer of the Pacific Squadron. A few of the documents concern a related or perhaps different incident in which the cargo of an American merchant named Cunningham was seized by Peruvian authorities. In the 1850s the Chincha Islands provided a valuable source of natural fertilizer, a commerce monopolized by the Peruvian government. An interesting example of gunboat diplomacy and the edgy relationship between Latin American countries and the U.S. in the period.

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury & Evans, UK 1853 - 1st Edition 1853. Illustrated by H K Browne. Wonderful three quarter leather bound book. Raised bands, speckled page edges, gilt work. 624 pages. 40 plates which include the frontispiece, title-page and the 10 "dark plates". Has all three typographical errors associated with the First Edition, First Issue: P.19, line 6: "elgble"; P.209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and P.275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship". Book is near fine and very bright. Contents are good but all plates as normal very foxed and age toned. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: "A los venezolanos.

      New-York Folio. [1] p.. 21 October 1853 In this address to his fellow Venezuelans, Paéz (1790–1873), the exiled general and former president — who would serve as president yet again in the early 1860s— denies any part in revolutionary conspiracies against the regime of General José Gregorio Monagas (1798–1858), then ruling Venezuela. Páez probably drew upon the pen of D. Antonio José de Irisarri (1786–1868) for the composition of this publication. Handsomely printed on a single sheet, in two columns. Rare: We fail to trace this piece of exile writing via WorldCat, NUC Pre-1956, or Palau. In good/very good condition, save for short tears to margins. Good Venezuelan item.

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        Peace War and Adventure. 2 Vols.

      Longman et al., London. 1853 - xi, 282pp + viii, 325pp. Field Train of the Artillery during the Peninsular War, fought with the British in Washington, Baltimore, later New Orleans, recruited to the British Legion-fought Columbia under Bolivar, returning to England in 1820; to the surprise of his family who thought him dead, became Governor of House of Correction at Cold Bath Fields. Light wear to leather, labels-1 missing, 2 damaged, some light foxing to first blanks, otherwise clean and tight. 1.2kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teorica del Codice penale. Edizione aumentata nel Belgio 1) Di una bibliografia del diritto criminale 2) Della conferenza colle opere di Bentham Rossi Dupin Berenger de Molà nes . 3) Delle decisioni della Corte di Cassazione e delle Corti reali di Francia . 4) Di una esposizione delle leggi del Belgio che han derogato al Codice Penale . 5) Di una esposizione delle Legislazioni straniere . . Contenente il testo del Codice penale francese i lavori preparatori di esso le disposizioni analoghe de' Codici del 1791 dell'anno IV e della legge di revisione del 1823 . per cura di J.S.G. Nypels. Prima versione italiana cui fan corredo 1) I confronti colle leggi penali napolitane . . 2) La giurisprudenza della Corte Suprema e delle Corti Criminali nap

      Stabilimento dell'Antologia Legale di Domenico Capasso 1853-1856, Napoli - Piccola macchia coeva di inchiostro lungo il bordo di un volume XLIV + 675; 780; 970 + (1) p. 3 voll in-8

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        SUNDRY AMUSEMENTS IN THE MINES [caption title].

      San Francisco: Lith. & Published by Quirot & Co., [ca. 1851-1853]. - Pictorial letter sheet on grey paper, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. With blank conjugate leaf attached. Minor edge and corner wear. Manuscript numbering in upper right. Rear blank leaf with minor soiling, dampstaining on lower right of both leaves, slightly affecting image. About very good. A pictoral letter sheet presenting a sardonic view of the diversions available to miners in California, depicted in four woodcut vignettes, each showing two men engaged in various activities. The first image, "A Sundays Amusements," shows the two miners washing their clothes in a stream and hanging them in a nearby tree; in the second, "A Daily Pleasure," the scowling men cook dinner in a log cabin while a dog watches on; the third piece, "Occupation for Rainy Days," depicts the dishevelled figures in their tent as they set about repairing boots and pants; in the final vignette, "A Pleasant Surprise," the two miners open the flaps of their tent to discover a bear inside, warming its hands at their fire. The letter is undated, but the lithographer C. Quirot operated his own print shop under the name of Quirot & Co. in San Francisco from 1851 to 1853. The lithographers Britton & Rey took over Quirot's press, and reused several of his stones, including this one, but this is the first edition. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 268. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 276. PALMQUIST, PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE FAR WEST, p.451. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.78 & plate 39 (ref).

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1852.

      Robert Armstrong, Public Printer,, Washington DC: 1853 - Complete volume with all the maps, the Coast Survey for 1852 includes maps and charts extending from the Atlantic coast's Davis' South shoal (off Nantucket, Massachusetts) down to the Gulf and Galveston Bay, and of the California coast including San Francisco. "The City of San Francisco and its Vicinity" plan extends from Point San Quentin up to Tonquin Shoal, and shows all the wharfs and street grid laid out. The San Clemente Harbor and Cuyler's Harbor map with two engraved views of the harbors by William Birch McMurtrie (1816 - 1872) (J. No. 5), and 17 additional McMurtrie engraved views at 'Western coast from San Francisco to San Diego' (J. No. 9).The maps and charts include these named locations: Davis' South shoal, Chincoteague Inlet, Seacoast of Delaware, Maryland, and part of Virginia, Cape Fear, Ocracoke Inlet, New River, Hatteras Inlet, Savannah River, North and South Edisto and Saint Helena Sound, Cedar Keys, Bahia Honda, Key Biscayne, Key West and Dry Tortugas, Key West Harbor, St. Marks, Mobile Bay, Horn Island Pass, Cat Island tides, Galveston Bay, San Francisco Bay and Vicinity, Monterey Harbor, Catalina Harbor, San Pedro Harbor, City of San Francisco and Vicinity, Cuyler's Harbor, Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis Obispo, Western coast from San Francisco to San Diego, and Columbia River.The map numbered G, No. 3, "Reconnaissance of the Bar and Channel of St. Marks" appears twice, both at its intended location and again at H, No. 3 (Reconnaissance of the Passes of the Delta of the Mississippi"), evidently a printer's error.4to, vi, [4], [3]-173pp, [3] pages, [37] folded leaves of plates. Black gilt stamped buckram, with gilt title at front board and spine. Corners bumped, spine ends chipped and cloth split along spine edges. Internally, blank ownership plate laid down at front paste down, ownership stamp 'C. C. Vermeule' at ffep. Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule was a topographer who undertook the first large scale topographical survey of New Jersey. The folding maps in very good condition; the California maps especially bright and clean. OCLC: 8352527. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        6 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      La Roche-en-Brenil u.a., 1853-1861. Zus. 17 S., 8°. „Charles de Montalembert entstammte einer alteingesessenen Familie aus dem Angoumois, die zahlreiche Persönlichkeiten hervorgebracht hatte [...]. Sein Vater Marc-René de Montalembert floh 1792 vor der Terrorherrschaft und bekämpfte die Französische Revolution auf Seiten der Royalisten. 1808 heiratete er Élise Rosée Forbes, Tochter eines protestantischen Schotten, der in Indien und Afrika Forschungsreisen unternommen hatte. 1810 kam Charles als Erstgeborener in London zur Welt und wuchs bis 1819 bei seinem Großvater mütterlicherseits in Stanmore, einem Londoner Ortsteil, auf. Nach seiner Ankunft in Paris absolvierte er zunächst das Lycée Bourbon und wurde bald ein begabter Student. Unter Einfluss des britischen politischen Systems entwickelte er liberale Ideen. Die Konversion seiner Mutter zum katholischen Glauben im Jahre 1822 verstärkte seine religiöse Bindung. Als Student fand er Zeit zur Bildung eines bedeutenden intellektuellen und mondänen Bekanntenkreises. Er verkehrte im Salon von Delphine Gay und besuchte die Philosophievorlesungen von Victor Cousin. Nach der Julirevolution von 1830 wurde er 1831 Pair von Frankreich. Nach der Revolution von 1848/49 wurde er Abgeordneter der verfassunggebenden Versammlung und der Legislative der Zweiten Französischen Republik sowie der Legislative im Zweiten Kaiserreich. Er war Befürworter der konstitutionellen Monarchie sowie des Liberalismus. Als einer der wichtigsten französischen Theoretiker des liberalen Katholizismus setzte er sich für die Presse- und Vereinigungsfreiheit sowie das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker ein. 1851 wurde er zum Mitglied der Académie française ernannt. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend eine Kleinschrift Montalemberts (Discours [...] sur la position des chrétiens de Syrie. Paris, 1845. 8 S.). - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Montalembert, Charles Forbes René, Comte de, Mislin, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        The Administration of the East India Company; A History of Indian Progress.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1853. Octavo (217 × 136 mm). Later tree calf by Bickers, red and green morocco contrast labels, raised bands with gilt dotted roll, compartments with scrolled foliate corner-pieces, pomegranate centre-tool, twined Greek key and olive branch penal to the boards, foliate edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, rope-twist roll gilt to the turn-ins. Light shelfwear, slightly chafed head and tail of the spine and the joints, pale browning of the text-block, overall very good. First edition. "I offer this volume to the public as a contribution to the general stock of information relating to India and her affairs - information which, in the present juncture, it is very desirable to possess. It contains much that is scattered over a great number of printed books, and much besides that is not to be found in any printed books" (author's Preface). Kaye was educated at Salisbury, Eton and Addiscombe. In 1832 he went to India as a cadet in the Bengal artillery. Following ill health, he resigned from the army in 1841, and devoted himself to writing, joining the staff of the Bengal Harkaru ('The atlas'). "He started the Calcutta Review in 1844, editing it and contributing nearly fifty articles on political, military, and social subjects. In 1845 Kaye returned to England for a professional literary career. In 1856 he entered the home civil service of the East India Company, and on the transfer of the government of India to the crown in 1858, he succeeded John Stuart Mill as secretary of the foreign department of the India Office Â…His works are still used by historians" (ODNB). A very handsome copy with the armorial bookplate of the mining magnate Sir Julius Wernher to the front pastedown.

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1852.

      Washington DC:: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer,. 1853.. Hardcover. Very good overall. Complete volume with all the maps, the Coast Survey for 1852 includes maps and charts extending from the Atlantic coast's Davis' South shoal (off Nantucket, Massachusetts) down to the Gulf and Galveston Bay, and of the California coast including San Francisco. "The City of San Francisco and its Vicinity" plan extends from Point San Quentin up to Tonquin Shoal, and shows all the wharfs and street grid laid out. The San Clemente Harbor and Cuyler's Harbor map with two engraved views of the harbors by William Birch McMurtrie (1816 - 1872) (J. No. 5), and 17 additional McMurtrie engraved views at 'Western coast from San Francisco to San Diego' (J. No. 9). The maps and charts include these named locations: Davis' South shoal, Chincoteague Inlet, Seacoast of Delaware, Maryland, and part of Virginia, Cape Fear, Ocracoke Inlet, New River, Hatteras Inlet, Savannah River, North and South Edisto and Saint Helena Sound, Cedar Keys, Bahia Honda, Key Biscayne, Key West and Dry Tortugas, Key West Harbor, St. Marks, Mobile Bay, Horn Island Pass, Cat Island tides, Galveston Bay, San Francisco Bay and Vicinity, Monterey Harbor, Catalina Harbor, San Pedro Harbor, City of San Francisco and Vicinity, Cuyler's Harbor, Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis Obispo, Western coast from San Francisco to San Diego, and Columbia River. The map numbered G, No. 3, "Reconnaissance of the Bar and Channel of St. Marks" appears twice, both at its intended location and again at H, No. 3 (Reconnaissance of the Passes of the Delta of the Mississippi"), evidently a printer's error. 4to, vi, [4], [3]-173pp, [3] pages, [37] folded leaves of plates. Black gilt stamped buckram, with gilt title at front board and spine. Corners bumped, spine ends chipped and cloth split along spine edges. Internally, blank ownership plate laid down at front paste down, ownership stamp 'C. C. Vermeule' at ffep. Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule was a topographer who undertook the first large scale topographical survey of New Jersey. The folding maps in very good condition; the California maps especially bright and clean. OCLC: 8352527.

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