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        "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light. No II" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 143 for the Year 1853 Part I & II, pp. 385-396)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. For Part I, see our #27517, "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp. 385-396). Also contains William Thomson's "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion" (Volume 143 pp. 357-365, 1853) and J. C. Adams' "On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion" (pp. 397-406). iv, [1]-566, [1]-15 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        "On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 143 for the Year 1853 Part I & II, pp. 397-406)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Adams corrects Pierre-Simon Laplace's (1749-1827) earlier equations for the moon's motion. Also contains William Thomson's "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion" (Volume 143 pp. 357-365, 1853) and George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light.- No. II" (pp.385-386). iv, [1]-566, [1]-15 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Der Rhein von Mainz bis Bonn in seinen schönsten Punkten.

      Mainz: Victor von Zabern, o.J. (ca. 1853). - Stich und Druck erfolgten in der Kunstanstalt d. Oesterr. Lloyd in Triest. - Enthält 19 von 21 Stahlstichtafeln v. E. Hoefer, Rost, Fesca, Würthle, Heawood u.a. nach Emminger. Inhalt: Mehrfarb. lithogr. Titelblatt (wie auf Deckel); Inhaltsverzeichnis; Ansichten (jew. ca. 15 x 26 cm) von: Mainz; Rüdesheim; Bingen; Burg Rheinstein; Burg Sonneck; Bacharach; Pfalz und Caub; Oberwesel; Lurley-Felsen (FEHLT); St. Goar und Rheinfels; Liebenstein und Sternberg; Boppard; Marxburg u. Braubach; Burg Stolzenfels; Koblenz; Neuwied; Andernach; Apollinarisberg; Nonnenwerth, Rolandseck und Drachenfels; Godesberg u. das Siebengebirge; Bonn (FEHLT). Einige Stiche sind anders eingebunden als im Verzeichnis angegeben. - Der dekorative Einband berieben, hinten verkratzt u. etw. fleckig, Deckelschließe oder Schließband fehlt. Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, tlw. m. etw. Abrieb des Überzugpapiers. Rückenenden leicht bestoßen. Innere Gelenke gebrochen. Vorsatzbl. (angestaubt u. etw. fl.) u. erstes Seidenschutzblatt m. starken Knickfalten, auch die anderen Seidenhemdchen tlw. knittrig, knickspurig u. m. Eselsohren. Die schönen, unkolorierten Stiche tlw. gering angestaubt, aber gut erhalten. A/O1 - Please ask for detailed information in English / Demandez des détails en francais s.v.p. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Quer-Gr.-8° (24 x 38 cm), Orig. Halbln. m. reichem ornamentalem Deckelschmuck.

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        A MATERIA MEDICA ANIMALIA, CONTAINING THE SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS, NATURAL HISTORY, AND CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND USES OF SUBSTANCES THAT ARE THE PRODUCTS OF BEASTS, BIRDS, FISHES, OR INSECTS

      Cambridge: Published by the author, 1853. Original dark brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind. Rubbed at extremities; lower corners and foot of spine worn. Light dampstaining to front board. Bookplate on front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaf. Light scattered foxing and soiling. About very good. An interesting American color plate book of medical natural history, each section treating a different animal and its useful medicinal qualities or productions. Among the creatures described and illustrated with a colored plate are the sponge, the hen, the ox and cow, the honey bee, the sperm whale, the hog, bloodsucking leeches, the snail, the coral, the rattlesnake, and others. The well executed color plates are by the firm of E.C. Kellogg of Hartford. BENNETT, p.47. McGRATH, pp.44, 84. MEISEL III, p.466.

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        Souvenir du Rhin. Album de vues pittoresques entre Mayence et Cologne. [Sammlung der schönsten Rheinansichten von Mainz bis Köln]

      EMC chez L.J. Kirchberger oJ. [Datierung nach HBZ] 1853. 1, 21Bll. 21 Tafeln in Aquatinta mit je einem farbigen Seidenpapier-Vorsatz, Alle Tafeln in der Platte signiert: \"sculp. J.J. Tanner\" 23,5 x 18 cm, quer Original-Pappband, berieben, an den Kanten bestoßen, Papier durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Nicht bei Schmitt, nicht bei Sander. Schöne komplette Ausgabe von 1853 mit nur wenigen unauff. Stockflecken: ****Ansichten von: Mayence [Mainz), Bieberich, Rüdesheim, Bingen, Rheinstein, Bacharach, Pfalz-Caub zu Gutenfels, Oberwesel, Lorelay, St. Goar, Welmich, Sternberg et Liebenstein, Braubach et le Marxbourg, Stolzenfels, Coblenz et Ehrenbreitstein, Ems, Andernach, Apollonarisberg, Nonnenwerth - Rolandseck et Drachenfels, Godesberg et les sept monts, Cologne.*****Tanner, Johann Jakob (der Jüngere) (1807 Herisau - 1862 Frankfurt am Main). Thieme Becker, Bd. 32 S. 432 - Schweizer Aquatintastecher; 1832-35 in St. Gallen, um 1836 in Bern, um 1838 in Darmstadt, um 1847 in Mainz, um 1853 in Gießen und zuletzt in Frankfurt a.M.****Von Tanner stammen einige der - unter anderem in diesem Bändchen versammelte - schönsten in Aquatintamanier radierten Ansichten aus dem Rheinland. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Tanner, Sammlung der schönsten Rheinansichten von Mainz bis Cöln, Köln, Rhein,

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        Alice Montrose; or, The Lofty and the Lowly. Good in All and None All Good.

      Richard Bentley, 1853. - 12mo. 1st U.K. Edition. 3 Volumes bound in one. pp. iv, 304; 320; 319. No half titles. Original blind stamped cloth restored on the spine with the original spine laid down, new pale lemon yellow end papers. A scarce novel by an American author whose sentimentality and apologies for slavery have relegated her novels to obscurity. She defended the practice of slavery and accused Harriet beecher Stowe of grossly distorting her portrayal of the institution in Uncle Tom's Cabin. All her novels are uncommon, this one has only 5 locations worldwide. Not in the BL, not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI, COMMODORE PERRY'S FLAG SHIP IN OFF HONG KONG, IN APRIL 1853

      Hong Kong [1853], Tong Wo [Photographer]. An excellent and. superb "Carte-d-Visite" of the U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI in rough. Typhoon seas off Hong Kong, photo 19.3 x 5.7 cm., card size. 10.3 x 5.2 cm.,clean, stong image, studio name on verso.RARE. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & EARLY PHOTO OF THE U.S.S. MISSISSIPI EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF THE U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI, THE FLAG SHIP FOR COMMODORE PERRY 1853. *** DATE OF OUR PHOTOGRAPH: Commodore Perry and his crew aboard the U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI visited Hong Kong on 6 April, 1853. During his time in Hong Kong, he was escorted by the old Boston China trading firm of Russell & Company, namely by its head of house Mr. Paul S. Forbes. It was through the Forbes introduction to the Hong Kong photographer Tong Wo on Queen's Road that the historic photograph was arranged. The photographer created an image of the U.S.S. Mississippi in a rough "Tai-Feng" or Typhoon. This image was based on a photograph of the U.S.S. Mississippi, then enhanced with rough seas and clouds for effect. * This is perhaps one of the rarest of original photographs of the U.S.S. Mississippi with a document able date based on Perry's visit to Hong Kong. See Morison below for citation. * THE PHOTOGRAPHER: On the verso is the name and address of the photographer, who was "Tong Wo" [He Dun in pinyin], "Photographer & Portrait Painter. No. 62, Queen's road, upstairs. Opposite the C. Bank of I.A. & China, Hong Kong." * DATE OF THE PHOTOGRAPH Per Morision on page 293, Commodore Perry and his flag ship the U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI, visited Hong Kong and Macao beginning on 6 April, 1853, which is consistent with the early vintage of this "Carte-de-Visite." We therefore attribute this work to that date. *** COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY: Matthew Calbraith Perry [1794 -1858] was a Commodore of the U.S. Navy and commanded a number of ships. He served in several wars, most notably in the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812. * He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. With the advent of the steam engine, he became a leading advocate of modernizing the U.S. Navy and came to be considered "The Father of the Steam Navy." * THE HISTORIC AND FIRST U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI: "USS Mississippi, a paddle frigate, was the first ship of the United States Navy to bear that name. . Her keel was laid down by the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1839; built under the personal supervision of Commodore Matthew Perry, one of the first steam-powered paddle ships in the U.S. Naval fleet.. . Mission to Japan: The U.S.S. Mississippi was put into service as the flagship of Commodore Perry's momentous voyage to Japan in 1852. The squadron cleared Hampton Roads on November 24, 1852, for Madeira, the Cape of Good Hope, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, which was reached May 4, 1853. . The squadron now approached Japan by calls in the Ryukyu Islands and Bonin Islands, and entered Tokyo Bay on July 8, 1853. Commodore Perry proceeded, in one of the most difficult, skillful, and significant naval/diplomatic missions ever recorded, to negotiate a trade treaty with the Japanese, hitherto absolutely opposed to opening their country to Western trade and influence. After further cruising in the Far East, Mississippi and the squadron returned to Japan on February 12, 1854 and on March 31 the Convention of Kanagawa was signed. . Mississippi returned to New York City on April 23, 1855, and again sailed for the Far East on August 19, 1857, to base at Shanghai and patrol in support of America's burgeoning trade with the Orient. As the flagship for Commodore Josiah Tattnall, she was present during the British and French attack on the Chinese forts at Taku in June 1859, and two months later, she landed a force at Shanghai when the American consul requested her aid in restoring order to the city, torn by civil strife." Summarized and extracted from Goggle & Wikipedia see below. **** REFERENCES: MORISON, Samuel E.:"OLD BRUIN" COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY 1794-1858: pp. 293,296 and 297; + all other Hong Kong and U.S.S. Mississippi references in the index. * PINEAU, Roger. ed.: THE JAPAN EXPEDITION 1852-1855 OF COMMODORE MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY: pp..53-54 * See the below Goggle site for good images of the old U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI: http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isc h&source=hp&biw=819&bih=470&q=u.s.s.+mississippi&oq=U.S.S.+M ISSI&gs_l=img.1.0.0i24.3156.6406.0.8406.12.12.0.0.0.0.109.58 0.11j1.12.0...0.0...1ac.1.xl_2oeSsnqA#hl=en&tbo=d&site=imghp &tbm=isch&sa=1&q=u.s.s.+mississippi%2C+1853&oq=u.s.s.+missis sippi%2C+1853&gs_l=img.12...24062.29578.0.31328.8.7.1.0.0.0. 125.532.6j1.7.0...0.0...1c.1.wGzR0eDNTOs&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_ pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355272958,d.cGE&fp=fbd80b034e63b113&bpcl=39 942515&biw=819&bih=470 * See Wikipedia article on Commodore Matthew C. Perry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry * Wikipedia: U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mississippi_(1841) ***** Color scans can be sent by email Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1853. Edited, with Notes, By Colonel Philip Yorke. Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind panelling on sides, terracotta-coloured coated endpapers. Contemporary ink stamp of the Duke of Manchester on front free endpaper, either George or William Montagu, 6th and 7th dukes. Spine lightly toned with neat unobtrusive repair at head, old wax stain affecting corner of pp. 485-6, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy. First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common sense were greatly valued, though the temperamental differences between Müffling and August von Gneisenau often led to friction. In the interval between the first occupation of Paris and the Hundred Days, Müffling served as chief of the staff to the Russian General Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly and to General Friedrich Graf Kleist von Nollendorf. At Waterloo he was he was the Prussian liason officer who, at midnight on 18 June, reported to Wellington of the ruthless Prussian pursuit of the French.

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        SAIKOKU SANJUSAN SHO MEISHO ZU: PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE FAMOUS THIRTY-THREE TEMP

      Osaka 1853, Shogagoshi.Blue stitched stiff wrs., dusty, some. title slips rubbed away, contents clean, solid, 10 vol. set,. woodblock printed on hand-made mulberry paper, 18 x 25.5 cm.. 31+75+61+50+59+37+64+50+60 double folded leaves. R A R E. A BUDDHIST PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE TEMPLES OF KYOTO With 89 single, 151 double page illustrations by Matsukawa Hanzan flourished [1850-82], Kikugawa Chikkei [1816-67], Uraga Kosai. A most substantial & copious illustrated guide. This superb work covers the 33 temples of Kyoto and environs consecrated to the goddess Kwannon. During the middle ages, it was commonly believed that whosoever had gone to these temples would be preserved from hell. This work is a copious and illustrated guide to those temples. They are: Nyoirin, Kokawa, Fujii, Ryakai, Nan-en-do, Kami-no-Daigo, Ishiyama, Shin Kuimano, Ryuhara-Mitsu, Gyokwan, Bodai, Kacho, Shin- Kiyomizu, Nyorin, Matsu-no-o, Chomei, Kegon, Kongho, Sefuku, Minami-Hokkei, Hase, Shoho, Mii, Kiyomizu, Rokkaku, Yoshimi- ne, Sozen, Nakayama, Hokke, Seiso, Chikubu & Kwannon. Note, we have omitted the common suffix for "temple" [dera, ji] from these names. A most charming and lovely period work, showing contemporary life and life style of the Japanese. Shows the common people, tea shops and resting places, inns, Samurai, Buddhist priests, landscapes, whaling along the coast, activities of the lay people along the roads and in the villages, out door bathing and so much more. Cited in much bibliographical detail in C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMMA, SHIJO...p. 455-6. Wrong auth- or attribution to Akeno in R. Douglas: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE PRINTED BOOKS...London 1898 & 1904 editions. For a nice des- cription of the subject of this book, see E. Papinot: HISTO- RICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPAN, p.540, which lists all thirty-three temples cited in this work. In L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.13 good biographical notes on two of the artists: Chikkei; p.39 for Hanzan. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        [View of the Lake District]

      London: Published by Thos. Agnew & Son, 1853. Tinted lithograph with rich publisher's colour. Printed on wove paper. Trimmed to image as issued. In excellent condition. A stunning view of the Lake District, from the deluxe portfolio edition of John Baker Pyne's magnificent work "The English Lake District." The Lake District first came to the fore with the rise of the Romantic Movement during the second half of the eighteenth century. The poet William Wordsworth, a native of the district, established the area as the epitome of the ideal landscape, and artists and tourists alike visited the regions natural beauties in search of the Romantic ideal. Poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats proclaimed the Lakes as the manifestation of the "Picturesque." By the middle of the nineteenth century, when Pyne visited the area, the Lakes were well established in the national consciousness as the most beautiful natural reserve in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became Vice President). He traveled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. This exquisite view comes from the deluxe portfolio edition of Pyne's celebrated text "The English Lake District." First published in 1853, the deluxe edition was issued in custom-made portfolios with the images superbly coloured and tipped onto thick wove cards. Examples of these images are difficult to find, making this striking print a true rarity. Pyne's seminal work was later reissued by Day & Son in 1859 with the title "Lake Scenery of England." Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 , p. 123, no. 196; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860, no. 387.

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. Dickens, Charles. BLEAK HOUSE. Illustrated by H. K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition. Original publisher's olive-green fine diaper cloth, in the primary binding with the date in Roman numerals at the bottom of the spine. A VERY GOOD copy indeed. A few of the plates show some offsetting, the spine has slightly mellowed to a tan color and has a faint shallow crease running top to bottom. For every collector's condition copy of BLEAK HOUSE in original cloth, there are fifty others which are either rebound, totally trashed, or still in the ubiquitous original parts. BLEAK HOUSE remains one of Dickens's greatest novels, if not the very best, and despite small faults this is as nice a copy as one can generally find these days. Smith 10.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by H. K. Browne.

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        Sämmtliche Werke in vierzig Bänden. In 20 Bänden gebunden. Vollständige, neugeordnete Ausgabe [Herausgegeben von Johann Peter Eckermann].

      Tübingen und Augsburg Cotta -58 1853 - Gr.-16°. Mit 50 Tafeln (meist Stahlstichillustrationen zum Werk; einige Tabellen und 1 Notendruck). Elegante schwarze Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung (gering bestoßen). Goed. IV/3, 17, St. 2 (nennt Göschen als weiteren Verleger). ? Zweite Ausgabe der Werksammlung (zuerst 1840) in einer schönen Taschenausgabe und mit den Illustrationsbeigaben nach J. B. Sonderland u. a. (Verlagsangabe Karl Göpel, Stuttgart). ? Teilw. stockfleckig, vereinzelt stärker. 1 Tafel mit kleinem Randriss. Band 1/2 vorderes Innengelenk geplatzt, 19/20 mit geringem Wasserrand, die ersten Bll. sind stärker betroffen. Vorsatzbll. mit Namen. ? Aparte Reihe. 15.000 g gr. Einband mit besonderer Ausstattung [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Outer Bay at Choshi Beach in Shimosa Province

      Koshihei, , 1853. Molto Buono (Very Good). Xilografia originale a colori dalla serie ''Vedute delle 60 provincie'' (Woodblock print from the Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces). cm 35,5 x 23,5. . Molto Buono (Very Good). .

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        Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814. Edited, with Notes, By Colonel Philip Yorke.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1853 - Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind panelling on sides, terracotta-coloured coated endpapers. Contemporary ink stamp of the Duke of Manchester on front free endpaper, either George or William Montagu, 6th and 7th dukes. Spine lightly toned with neat unobtrusive repair at head, old wax stain affecting corner of pp. 485-6, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy. First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common sense were greatly valued, though the temperamental differences between Müffling and August von Gneisenau often led to friction. In the interval between the first occupation of Paris and the Hundred Days, Müffling served as chief of the staff to the Russian General Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly and to General Friedrich Graf Kleist von Nollendorf. At Waterloo he was he was the Prussian liason officer who, at midnight on 18 June, reported to Wellington of the ruthless Prussian pursuit of the French. Sandler 2430 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vindication of the Rights and Titles, Political and Territorial, of Alexander, Earl of Stirling & Dovan, and Lord Proprietor of Canada and Nova Scotia

      Washington: Gideon & Co, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. Includes parts 1 & 2 bound together with fold-out charts. Ex-library copy newly rebound in faux half-morocco with marbled boards. Clean and sharp. Couple blind stamps else interior nice.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        The writings . being his autobiography, correspondence, reports, messages, addresses, and other writings, official and private. Published by order of the joint committee of Congress on the library, from original manuscripts . with explanatory notes . by the editor, H. A. Washington

      John C. Riker; Washington: Taylor & Maury 1853-54, New York - 9 volumes, 8vo, 2 engraved frontispiece portraits, 4 engraved folding facsimiles of the Declaration of Independence. Together with: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, by Hernry S. Randall, NY: Derby & Jackson, 1858, 3 volumes, 3 engraved frontispieces, 6 leaves of facsimile (3 folding); 12 volumes in all, uniformly bound in contemporary half brown morocco, spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2, all edges marbled; spines somewhat sunned and minor scuffing and rubbing; all else very good and sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for many Generations

      Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt by S.W. Richards, 1853. First edition. 297pp. Duodecimo [15.5 cm] Full black diced pebbled leather with the title gilt on the backstrip. Near fine. Name in ink on the front pastedown. This diminutive volume and the words contained therein have caused great controversy since it's original publication. Lucy Mack Smith (1776-1856) wrote the memoir based on her family history and the religious revelations of her son Joseph Smith (1805-1844). With Lucy Smith's permission, but without the approval of LDS Church President Brigham Young (1801-1877), Orson Pratt, Sr. (1811-1881) published Biographical Sketches in Liverpool, England in 1853. Initially, the book was praised in a November 1854 Deseret News article which stated that "…many facts which it contains, and never before published, are of great importance to the world, and the work constitutes a valuable acquisition to the libraries of the Saints." Pratt, who was one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, frequently battled with Brigham Young over their differing religious theories. Young "…was really angry at Pratt over doctrinal matters and, about half the time, while dressing him down in public and in private, simply threw in Biographical Sketches for good measure." (Anderson, Lavina Fielding, ed. Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2001; p. 101). Further evidence of this doctrinal feud becoming personal between the two men can be found in the October 21, 1865 edition of the Millennial Star (pp. 657-658). The First Presidency of the LDS Church openly condemns Biographical Sketches and advises: "…it should be gathered up and destroyed…In Great Britain, diligence has been used in collecting and in disposing of this work, and we wish that same diligence continued there and also exercised here, at home, until not a copy is left. The inquiry may arise in the minds of some persons, 'Why do you want to destroy this book?' Because, we are acquainted with individual circumstances alluded to in it, and know many of the statements to be false…" The lengthy admonishment went on to state that, if any church members owned a copy: "…to dispose of it so it will never be read by any person again. If they do not, the responsibility of the evil results that may accrue from keeping it will rest upon them and not upon us…those who have been instructed respecting its character, and will still keep it on their tables, and have it in their houses… need rebuke, it is transmitting lies to posterity to take such a course, and we know that the curse of God will rest upon every one, after he comes to the knowledge of what is here said, who keeps these books for his children to learn and believe in lies. (Star pp. 657-658) Orson Pratt also did not escape public chastisement from the First Presidency: …"brother Pratt had it printed, and published it, without saying a word to the First Presidency or the Twelve about what he was doing. This is the way the book came into being. It was smuggled, juggled and foisted into existence as a book…" (Star pp. 657-658) Subsequently, many of the books were destroyed. Individuals still owning copies were instructed to turn them over to their Bishops or to the church offices to be disposed of. People who voluntarily turned in their copies were paid with a credit towards their tithing or in other works of the church. For this reason, the Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and his Progenitors for Many Generations is a rare, controversial and historically important book. Flake/Draper 8080. Howes S637. Mormon Imprints 47. Mormon Fifty 41. Auerbach 1234. Scallawagiana Hundred 46. Graff 3860. Crawley 829

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        Reize rondom het eiland Celebes en naar eenige der Moluksche eilanden. Gedaan in den jare 1850, door Z.M. schepen van oorlog Argo en Bromo onder bevel van C. van der Hart.

      's Gravenhage, K. Fuhri, 1853.Contemporary half morocco, spine richly gilt (binding a bit bulging). With 3 maps (2 folding) and 13 tinted lithographed plates (6 folding). XIV,(4),276 pp.First edition; the book was sponsored by the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. - Report of a visit to Celebes (Sulawesi) and the Moluccas (Maluku) with fine plates after drawings by the senior naval commander and draughtsman C. van der Hart and officers serving under his command showing views (i.a. Makassar, Kampong Kendari, the bay of Tolo, etc.), costumes and activities of local people. - A fine copy.Bastin-Brommer N 515; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 304; Tiele 455; Cat. NHSM I, p.247; Cat. KITLV p.30; Ruinen C 132; Haks & Maris, Lexicon, p.113.

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        A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H.M. SHIP MEANDER: With Portions of the Pr

      London 1853, Benteley. New red cloth spine over original red. blind stamped cloth, 2 vols., 302+286p 8 tinted lithographed. plates, foldout map, illustrated by O. W. Brierley, very. good copy, complete copy. S C A R C E. THE VOYAGE LEAD TO SUPRESS THE MALAYSIAN PIRATES The Meander visited not only Brunei but also Port Essington, Cape York, New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Sydney, Ho- bart Town, Norfolk Island, etc., and the work includes an account of the natives of Northern Australia. Capt. Keppel was instructed to take James Brooke from England to Labuan in 1847 where Brooke was appointed Governor of the new colony. Keppel also accompanied Brooke to N. Borneo and the Philippines and this account covers an important period in the history of British Borneo. Includes a reprint of Brooke's journals from Labuan & Sarawak and also an account of the natives of Australia. Piracy in the China Seas, reg- atta at Macao, interview with the Portuguese Governor, assa- assination of Gov. Do Amaral, explosion of the Dona Maria Frigate. Manila, rivers, cities, villages, manufactures, perils of Nobility. A superb primary resource and a great narrative of travel within S.E. Asia, and the S. China seas, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore &c. Sir Henry Keppel [1809-1904] was promoted captain in 1837 and appointed in 1841 to go to China in order to defeat the Malayasian pirates who plagued the S. China seas and British shipping. The second voyage to suppress the same pirates was repeatedin 1847, when Keppel commanded the H.M.S. "Meander." His account of these voyages are found in two works: THE EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF H.M.S. FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY [1846] and the currently desc- ribed work. * REFERENCES: * H. Cordier: Indosinica 1467. * TOYO BUNKO: CLASSIFIED CATALOGUE OF BOOKS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES ON SOUTH-EAST ASIA IN THE TOYO BUNKO, p.142. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Système pénitentiaire. Le bagne, la prison cellulaire, la déportation. Compris dans le récit d'un voyage en Bretagne, avec un précis historique de cette province

      1853 - [4]-XV-543 pages, 10 planches Au Mans et à Paris, Chez Monnoyer et chez Plon, 1853, in-4, [4]-XV-543 pages, 10 planches en lithographie, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, couvertures imprimées conservées, Édition originale rare de cet ouvrage du docteur Almire Lepelletier (1790-1880), paru avant le célèbre Système pénitentiaire complet (1857). Il a été publié sous deux titres différents : sous celui-ci et sous Voyage en Bretagne, illustré de vues prises sur les lieux : avec (.) une histoire générale des bagnes et l'iconographie des principaux types de forçats étudiés à la chiourme de Brest. L'auteur offre ici, outre quelques considérations sur la Bretagne, un historique très complet sur l'histoire de bagnes, des réflexions sur le bagne idéal, ainsi que la description étonnante de 4 types de forçats, accompagnée de 4 portraits-types : La première catégorie "referme ces natures fortes, puissantes et riches, auxquelles une bonne direction seule a manqué pour effectuer des actions utiles, grandes, admirables" ; ce sont des hommes "à la physionomie martiale, au regard fier et dédaigneux", pour lesquels l'auteur éprouve des "regrets profonds, en voyant la nature humaine abandonnée" ; leur archétype est Pierre Cognard, le prétendu Pontis, comte de Sainte-Hélène. Le deuxième type correspond à des "natures souples, chatoyantes, suivant presque toujours, sans résistance et sans opposition, les impulsions qui leur sont imprimées vers le mal comme vers le bien". Ils rappellent "tantôt l'aspect de la fouine, du renard, tantôt celui du chat domestique" ; ce sont les incendiaires, les escrocs, les voleurs ; ce serait le type criminel d'Anthelme Collet. Le troisième type "nous offre ces natures profondément perverses qui semblent engendrées par l'enfer lui-même", commet des crimes "plutôt par goût (.) que par nécessité". Le quatrième type, enfin, "appartient aux natures grossières et stupides qui commettent le crime presque sans discernement et conscience, comme la hyène et le chacal se livrent à leurs instincts meurtriers par l'amour du sang et du carnage". Almire Lepelletier (1790-1880), membre de l’Académie de médecine, partageait, avec d'autres confrères du monde des sciences et des lettres du milieu du XIXe siècle, la foi scientiste qui consistait à distinguer des "types humains" dans une même société d'individus, théorie à laquelle il consacrera un Traité de physiognomonie en 1864. Dans le Système pénitentiaire complet, il donne en tout huit "types pénitentiaires". Réformateurs, néanmoins, il s’éleva contre les mutilations légales. Bon exemplaire, en dépit de petites rousseurs au titre et d'une fine galerie intérieure, avec très légère atteinte au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. Marco Convento dei Padri Predicatori in Firenze. Illustrato e Inciso Principalamente nei Dipinti del B. Giovanni Angelico con La Vita dello Stesso Pittore, e un Sunto Storico del Convento Medesimo del P. Vincenzo Marchese

      Firenze.: Presso La Societa Artistica.. 1853.. 3 page introduction (III) plus 40 engravings (including five color) with tissue guards, followed by text section of 162pp with an additional 4 plates, index, 19 1/4 x 14 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Binding in fair to poor condition: 3 1/2 inches of leather loss to head of spine, joints split, overall wear,with a small area at the top left corner of the front board lacking. Interior: front hinge split but still firmly attached; small soiled area to upper edge of gutter on first several sheets; occasional light foxing mainly to tissue guards with plates very clean and bright; there is one single plate with soiling to the lower right (in the text section) overall images are clean and bright, binding tight. on India paper mounted to sheets Exquisite engravings after works by the early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico at the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy. With an account of Fra Angelico's life and an historical overview of the convent. The few color plates appear to be handcolored; one in the text section is only partially colored. .

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        Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

      Tavistock House (London), 10. VI. 1853. - 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To Mr. Breach, the proprietor of the Folkestone inn, where Dickens stayed for three days while travelling to Boulogne on Sunday, June 12th. Dickens mis-dated this letter as, according to another letter in the VanderPoel Dickens collection (A85) written from Folkestone dated Saturday the 11th, this letter, written on Thursday, would have been the 9th of June. In his letter Dickens asks the proprietor to have a "quiet and cheerful" room prepared for him and his family who plan on coming for the summer. Dickens was particularly fond of Boulogne as, the previous summer, he had completed two chapters of Bleak House while vacationing there. - Minor overall toning; brown spot to upper middle crease. - Provenance: From a private Chicago-area Collection. Edgar Johnson, 756-759; The VanderPoel Dickens Collection, A85.

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private. Published by the Order of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library, from the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State. With Explanatory Notes, Tables of Contents, and a Copious Index to Each Volume, as Well as a General Index to the Whole, in Nine Volumes

      New York: John C. Riker, 1853. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. First edition. Boards a bit rubbed with loss from spine heads of a few volumes, frontispiece of first volume loose, moderately foxed. Price includes cost to have spines professionally restored with new cloth, and frontispiece reattached. 1853 Hard Cover. Complete in nine volumes. viii, (2), 615; vi, (2), 598; vi, 599; vii, 597; ix, 612; vi, 611; viii, 658; vii, 607; vii, 589 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Fold-out facsimile of Declaration of Independence precedes text of first volume. Sabin 35919.

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        Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald during the Years 1845-51, under the command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.; being a circumnavigation of the Globe, and three cruizes to the Arctic regions in search of Sir John Franklin. In two volumes

      Reeve and Co. 1853 - London: Reeve and Co., 1853. First edition. Hardcover. 322, 302 pp. Good. Wear and bumping to the boards, corners showing. Both volumes rebacked with black leather with paper labels and recased with new endpapers, the original backstrip for volume two laid in. The half-title page for volume one detached, laid in place. Many of the leaves in volume one unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rembrandt Peale discusses the benefits of patronage to a client who had purchased one of his portraits of George Washington six years earlier: " I am therefore quite wiling to be patronized"

      [Philadelphia], March 11, [1853]. 7.5" x 9.75". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""Rembrandt Peale,"" 2 pages, 7.5"" x 9.75"", [Philadelphia], March 11, [1853] to Henry Paul Beck (1802-1874) concerning the nature of artistic patronage. Expected folds, light uneven toning, else very good condition.Writing to one of his clients, Henry Paul Beck of Philadelphia, Peale waxes eloquent on the benefits of patronage of the arts?"belittling idealists who desired to disassociate artists from their wealthy patrons. Peale writes, in full: ""I have duly received your kind Notes which give me the names of Mr. Lyee & Mr. Dundas. The interest you are showing to promote my success in the enterprise I have undertaken is entitled to my especial thanks, because it is calculated not only to encourage me in making the necessary effort, but is of a nature mainly to insure its fruition. Some Years ago I attended a Lecture on Art by the late John [sic., William] Dunlap, Vice President of the National Academy at New York. He was a self-opinionated man of violent passions, and thought it his duty to cultivate among the hot brained pupils who might look up to him, an abhorrence of patronage as a thing that should be despised in European practice & banished from American Republicanism - leaving our Artists to pie away their lives in slow advances to Notoriety, rather than allow any Gentleman the pleasure of encourage a favorite art by anything like patronage ?" Yet I am not too proud to adopt & make use of the term in my last Circular. In Rome the most frequent visitor to my Painting Room was Lord Dudley Stuart, who earnestly recommended me to fix my residence in London, assuring me that he had influence with many Noblemen who had the disposition & the means of encouraging the Arts, And that he would use his in my favour. My Wife's insuperable objections to reside anywhere but in Philadelphia deprived me of the advantage of his offered patronage ?" for it is not always the consciousness of merit that will ensure its success. I am therefore quite wiling to be patronized, & ready to acknowledge to you my sentiments of approbation & gratitude.""Henry Paul Beck (1802-1874) purchased one of Peale's portraits of Washington in 1847. According to a letter from Peale to Beck concerning the sale, Beck's father had been a personal friend of George Washington (Rembrandt Peale to Henry Paul Beck, March 15, 1847, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts). Peale enjoyed the privilege of painting Washington from life (together with his father, Charles Wilson Peale) in 1795. By the late 1840s, Peale enjoyed the distinction of being the only surviving artist who had painted ""The Father of our Country.""Provenance: The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        TWO VISITS TO THE TEA COUNTRIES OF CHINA AND THE BRITISH TEA PLANTATIONS IN THE

      London 1853, Murray. Original green pictorial cloth, very. good, 315+298p., 3rd. & best edition, 30 illus., folding map. library blind stamp on vol. 2 half title, else clean, solid,. 2 vol. set, 3rd and Best Edition. S C A R C E. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE This early study covers the author's wanderings throughout China, and the higher country in the Himalayan area on his search for the tea Camellia plant. The author was deputed by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to obtain tea manufacturing implements, and to collect tea plants and seeds. An excellent view of China, Hong Kong, and the Amoy and Namoa stations, the opium situation, lucid commentaries on Chinese customs, habits of life, industry, food, flora, fauna and language. On to Shanghai, superstitions, of teas and silks, gardens, nurseries, cunning & deceit of the Chin- ese, attacked & robbed, Ningpo green tea district, Christian & medical missionaries, description of the plants & gardens of Shang-hai, Chinese agriculture, flowers, rice crops, Foo- chow, the Riven Min &c. The author's last book. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States . Part II

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia 1853 - 80 maps and plates, xxiv, [17]-608p. Later 1/2 leather. 27cm. Purple cover cloth unevenly spotted/discolored. Mostly light to moderate foxing. Maps browned as are some other plates. All edges gilt (probably added when this was given its leather binding. This volume (or Part) was first publised in 1852. Schoolcraft's work, which eventually comprised six volumes, remains one of the most important works on the Indian Tribes in the United States. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des principaux accidents que l'on observe après la trachéotomie chez les enfants atteints de Croup

      1853 - 32 pp Paris, Rignoux, 1853, in-4, 32 pp, broché sous couverture moderne de papier marbré, Édition originale de la thèse de doctorat soutenue le 31 août 1853 par Auguste Axenfeld, camarade de Charcot à l'internat de médecine : elle est consacrée aux incidents consécutifs aux trachéotomies, qu'il classe selon 5 ordres : la réaction qui s'établit peu de temps après l'opération, l'hémorragie, le gonflement des lèvres de la plaie et des tissus voisins, la pneumonie et la diphtérite. Né à Odessa en 1825, mort à Paris en 1876 et naturalisé français en 1856, Axenfeld consacra la plus grande partie de sa carrière à son célèbre "Traité des névroses" (1863 puis 1883). Il obtient d'agrégation de médecine avec sa thèse portant sur les Influences nosocomiales en 1857. Hirsch I, 259. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cirque Americain. Vor dem Karlsthore. Heute zwei grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellungen der Kunstreiter - Gesellschaft. Unter der Direktion des Fred Belling aus Philadelphia. Haupt - Piecen. Das Schulpferd Moriko, dressirt und vorgeführt von Hrn. Salomonsky. Herr Belling auf ungesatteltem Pferd....

      München, 30. Oktober 1853.Großes Plakat auf gelbem Papier. Aus zwei Teilen zusammen gesetzt. Blattgr.: 140 x 52 cm. Die amerikanische Zirkusgesellschaft von Fred Belling aus Philadelphia gastierte vom 26. Oktober bis 4. Dezember 1853 auf dem Karlsplatz in München. - Mit kleiner Hinterlegung. Bücher de

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private. Published by the Order of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library, from the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State. With Explanatory Notes, Tables of Contents, and a Copious Index to Each Volume, as Well as a General Index to the Whole, in Nine Volumes

      New York: John C. Riker 1853 - First edition. Boards a bit rubbed with loss from spine heads of a few volumes, frontispiece of first volume loose, moderately foxed. Price includes cost to have spines professionally restored with new cloth, and frontispiece reattached. 1853 Hard Cover. Complete in nine volumes. viii, (2), 615; vi, (2), 598; vi, 599; vii, 597; ix, 612; vi, 611; viii, 658; vii, 607; vii, 589 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Fold-out facsimile of Declaration of Independence precedes text of first volume. Sabin 35919. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Gereonskirche in Köln. XI u. XIII. Jh. Photographie von J. F. Michiels (auf Karton aufgezogen).

      Verlag von F C Eisen in Köln Domhof N° 13 1853 - 41,5 x 30 cm (Kartonblatt 61,5 x 42 cm) in Klapp-Passepartout. Schäfke/Heuberger I,1 - Eines von 14 Blättern, die in der Mappe "Album von Köln" erschienen. - Sehr gut erhaltener Original-Abzug, im oberen Drittel einige Braunflecke. Das Kartonblatt mit Prägestempel von F. C. Eisen.

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        RECOLLECTIONS OF A THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN CHINA:IncludingPeregrinations in Sp

      London 1853, Bentley. Red blind stamped cloth, 380p., with a. colored lithographic frontis, very good. S C A R C E. The author was an Agent General in New Zealand and also wro- te the 1849 book "Sketches in New Zealand." Covering his ex- periences in Hong Kong, pirates, opium trade, war junks, the fishing populations, Amoy, tea trade. Habits and appearance of the people of Fokien. Scenery in Amoy, Buddhist shrines the secret Triad Society and Ningpo. Formosa: wild natives, cannibalism, Quilon & Chusan, Koo Lung Soo, and the new con- sulate. Chinese seamanship, opium clippers, opium use, beau- ty of the scenery. The marvelous soya bean: and its uses, missionary work and activities of Protestants. Chinese supe- rstition, Buddhism, Chinese theatricals, New Year festivals, gamgbling, customs and so much more ! An excellent primary source, well written. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map. Western States compiled from the United States surveys

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Folding colored map, 36¼ x 43½ inches. Publisher's half sheep embossed cloth binding (6¼ x 4¼ inches), front cover gilt. Front and rear covers lightly worn. Publisher's advertisement on front pastedown. Broadside entitled "Comparative statistics of the Western States" (13 x 11½ inches) tipped on map. Light stains in margin of broadside, margins and cartouche of map. Clean tears at folds in map and in decorative border near broadside. A very good copy, with vibrant color. Map, with period hand-colouring, 36 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches, with smaller format folding letterpress table tipped in, both folding into original roan binding, the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt `Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton.', paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement (rebacked in cloth). A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships.

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1853 - Contemporary armorial bookplate with two "C"s to front pastedown, presumably that of Sir James Clark, whose ownership inscription is on front free endpaper verso. Sir James Clark (1788-1870) was physician to Queen Victoria until his retirement in 1860. The inscription here bears Clark's pre-retirement address, at Brook Street. (See DNB IV, pp. 401-2.). Mixed issue. Octavo (22cm.); contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; xvi,624pp.; frontispiece and added engraved title page, 38 plates. Boards a bit rubbed, spine leather darkened, some spotting throughout textblock, including to plates, else Very Good and sound, housed in custom cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed slipcase. SMITH 10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ten lithographs views from the series "Fifteen Views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F" together with a lithograph of King George's Sound Western Australia

      London: circa, 1853. very good. Eleven lithographs, varying sizes but approx. each 250 x 350 mm. England(?), "Printed by R. Appel's Anastatic Press", n.d. but c.1853, unbound, housed in a blue cloth folding solander case with the bookplate of Rodney Davidson. This choice collection of lithographs is by George Fairholme (1822-1889), artist, explorer and squatter. Fairholme arrived in Sydney from Scotland in 1839 and with young Scottish friends began the long and pioneering trek into Queensland. He settled at South Toolburra on the Darling Downs staying until 1852. This was the very beginning of white settlement at Brisbane and the Darling Downs and this young squatter is remembered as "a very intelligent gentlemanly man, the most intelligent of any of the squatters" (Henry Stoubart). Fairholme in Australia sketched daily life. He had been well educated before arriving to start life on the land and whilst attending Rugby School had learnt to draw under the English artist Edward Pretty. The period of the 1840's and 50's "were the golden age of horsemanship in Brisbane... and these drawings show the Leslies and the Leith-Hays at Canning Downs and South Toolburra as they brand their calves in the stockade and load the wool-packs onto drays to bring the wool clip down to Brisbane Town" (Susanna Evans "Historic Brisbane..." page 26).In1852, Fairholme with Arthur Hodgson as leaders of the Committee of the Moreton Bay and Northern Districts Separation Association organised an historic meeting in Brisbane to confirm that all the leading squatters of the Darling Downs district supported "the ultimate separation of the Northern districts of New South Wales". It took a further seven years for separation from New South Wales to be achieved and by this time Fairholme had returned to Scotland so did not witness the beginning of Queensland's independence in which he had played an embryonic role.The explorer Ludwig Leichardt records that in 1844 he accompanied Fairholme on an expedition is search of fossil bones and to collect botanical specimens and the two men became friends. This friendship influenced Fairholme who went on to travel to the German cities described to him by Leichhardt. It was on this European expedition, a far cry from the Australian outback, that he met and married Baroness Pauline Poellnitz-Frankenberg in 1857 living for the rest of his life at the Castle of Wellenau in Austria, never to return to Australia.The eleven lithographs offered include a view of Brisbane showing the first houses to be built. Privately printed by the artist on his return to Europe, these views were intended for family and friends and they are exceptionally rare with no complete set recorded. The set offered corresponds to the holdings in the National Library of Australia for ten but also includes "King Georges Sound W. Australia"; this lithograph is from a separate work by Fairholme.

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic.], Missouri, and Nebraska ... Accompanied with a large and minute Map

      New York: published by J.H. Colton, 1853. 89pp. plus 24pp. catalogue of maps, etc., published by Colton. Large folding map: Smith, J. Calvin: "Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa, Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads." New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Full period colour, 21 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth covers. Colton's Western Tourist, complete with the folding map. This is Howes third edition, third printing. The title page for this printing has been revised to account for the newly established Territory of Nebraska, which is still absent from the map. Nevertheless, the map has been updated throughout to account for the rapid development along the Midwestern frontier. The 1853 printing has a larger floral border than the 1844 printing, which was probably added in 1850. Howes S615; Ristow, p.316; Rumsey 2962.

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        Nueva Coleccion de Leyes y Decretos Mexicanos, En Forma de...

      1853. Digest of Mexican Law from 1680 to to 1854 Galvan Rivera, Mariano. Nueva Coleccion de Leyes y Decretos Mexicanos, En Forma de Diccionario. Contiene el Texto de Todas las Leyes Vigentes de Indias, Los Articulos de la Ordenanzas de Intendentes, Los de Las de Bilbao, Mineria y Correos, Y Las Disposiciones Insertas en Montemayor y Belena, Y las Reales Cedulas, U Ordenes y Reglementos que Puedan Tener Algun Uso, Publicadas Desde 1680 Hasta Nuestra Feliz Emancipacion, Y Finalmente Todas las Disposiciones Mexicanas Desde Esa Epoca Hasta la Presente. Con Autorizacion del Supremo Gobierno, Y Revisada y Corregida por la Cancilleria. Mexico City: [Imprenta de T.S. Gardida], 1853-1854. Two volumes. vi, 1109; [iv], 1227 pp. All issued. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (10-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary tree-calf, gilt titles and ornaments to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few shallow scuffs to boards, early owner bookplates to front pastedown of each volume. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, partially erased annotations in pencil to front endleaves, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of a scarce set. * Only edition. Volume I: A; Volume II: B-C. Never completed, this is a highly detailed alphabetically arranged compendium of legal provisions from old Spanish and colonial legislation to 1854. OCLC locates 12 copies in North America, 6 in law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, UT-Austin). Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 393.

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        A SUPERB VIEW OF THE UNITED STATES SQUADRON, UNDER COMMAND OF COMMODORE PERRY, B

      [New York [1853], Gleason]. Large broadside, 38.5 x 60.5 cm.. or ca. 15.5 x 23.75 inches, inches. Engraved by J.W. Orr and. drawn by Wade Del, both of New York. Double Gleason's sheet.. A BROADSIDE OF THE FULL SQUADRON AS THEY DEPART FOR JAPAN Listing & illustrating the eleven ships under his command: Mississippi [Perry's Flag Ship], Princeton, Alleghany, the Vermont, St. Mary's, Macedonian, Vandalia, Susquehanna, the Saratoga, Plymouth & Powhatan. Perry is seen standing in a long boat in the center foreground with all of the entire fleet, their cannons exposed & Perry's grand paddle wheeler in the foreground. A very historic view of the whole of the U.S.-Japanese Squadron the day of their departure for Japan. This is the only illustration of the whole fleet, flags fly- ing, under full sail. Highly dramatic and sensational work! Nicely matted, suitable for framing & display, all original. This has always been a very RARE item, and is seldom found. Illustrated in Blumberg: COMMODORE PERRY IN THE LAND OF THE SHOGUN, N.Y. 1985, p.60. Cited and illustrated in George A. Zabriskie: PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN 1953-1854, page 9, a full page reproduction of this large sheet work. R A R E Perry [1794-1858] was an American naval office, who command- ed the expedition that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837,he took command with the rank of captain. He was promoted to commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four ships into Tokyo Bay & present- ed representatives of the Emperor with the text of a propos- ed commercial and friendship treaty. To give the relulctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in February 1854. The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors ship- wrecked in Japanese territory, that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda & Hako- date be opened to U. S. commerce. Perry's mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation, a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. A scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Exodus: or the second book of Moses. Translated into the Cherokee language.

      Park Hill [OK]: Mission Press: Edwin Archer, Pr. Tall, narrow 12mo (17 cm; 6.75"). 152 pp.. 1853?-[55] A scarce Park Hill imprint, entirely in the Cherokee language and using Sequoyah's syllabary (generally called the "Cherokee alphabet"). Hargrett states that "printing of the volume [of Exodus] was not completed until some time in 1855." The translators were Samuel Austin Worcester (1798?-1859) and Stephen Foreman (1807?-81). As a young man living with his parents in New England, Worcester had met and become friends with Buck Oowatie, a Cherokee whose name among Anglos was Elias Boudinot. Worcester studied for the ministry and after he had been ordained, he requested a post among the Cherokee. Once there he set to introducing printing, newspapers, and expanded literacy using Sequoyah's syllabary. Foreman was born in Georgia of a Cherokee mother and a white father. He was educated at Union Seminary, Princeton Seminary, and Marysville College (Tenn.), and was ordained in 1835. He made the trek from his homeland to the West with the Cherokee, and spent his life at and near the Park Hill mission. Removed from a bound volume, last two pages supplied (along with duplicates of integral pp. 145?-50) from a taller, never bound copy. Supplied leaves with light waterstaining and loose and pp. 146?-50 of main textblock also loose; early and late leaves of textblock stained, browned, soiled. Far from a perfect example but complete, useful, and, made up as it is, additionally illustrative of some aspects of handpress printing.

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        Kleines Schloß, "Das Wohnhaus des Prinzen Friedrich Wilhelm K.H.".

      - farb. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Loeillot n. C. Graeb b. Ferdinand Riegel in Potsdam, 1853, 27,4 x 38,2 Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 640 und Abb. 260. - Seltene Ansicht des sogenannten kleinen Schlosses im Park zu Babelsberg. Blick von Südwesten, links im Hintergrund die Glienicker Brücke.- Die Ansicht ist allseitig bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert auf dem Or.- Verlagskarton.

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        Grassmere from Loughrigg Fell

      London: Published by Thos. Agnew & Son, 1853. Tinted lithograph with rich publisher's colour. Printed on wove paper. Trimmed to image as issued. In excellent condition. A stunning view of Grassmere, from the deluxe portfolio edition of John Baker Pyne's magnificent work "The English Lake District." The Lake District first came to the fore with the rise of the Romantic Movement during the second half of the eighteenth century. The poet William Wordsworth, a native of the district, established the area as the epitome of the ideal landscape, and artists and tourists alike visited the regions natural beauties in search of the Romantic ideal. Poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats proclaimed the Lakes as the manifestation of the "Picturesque." By the middle of the nineteenth century, when Pyne visited the area, the Lakes were well established in the national consciousness as the most beautiful natural reserve in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became Vice President). He traveled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. This exquisite view comes from the deluxe portfolio edition of Pyne's celebrated text "The English Lake District." First published in 1853, the deluxe edition was issued in custom-made portfolios with the images superbly coloured and tipped onto thick wove cards. Examples of these images are difficult to find, making this striking print a true rarity. Pyne's seminal work was later reissued by Day & Son in 1859 with the title "Lake Scenery of England." Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 , p. 123, no. 196, plate 7; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860 , no. 387, plate 14.

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