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        Map of Central America, with the Adjacent parts of North & South America, and the West Indies. Shewing the Lines of Communication Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Proposed and in Progress. [with] Topographical Map of a Portion of the Isthmus of Darien in Site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation, August, 1852

      London: Saunders & Stanford, [c.1853].. Two maps folding between early blue ribbed cloth covers, gilt lettered to the spine, the first map 46 x 63 cm, the second 36 x 50 cm, both with original hand colouring and mounted on linen, manuscript titles on the folded end sections, one side with the letterpress accession bookplate of the Adelphi Club of London indicating the maps' donation by a Dr. Black in January, 1869, the club's oval stamp repeated to the several of the panels of the linen verso. The spine of the covers neatly repaired, else very good. For centuries the burgeoning global trade had prompted investigations into the practicalities of a route over land or by water across the Isthmus of Panama, the shortest land bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Gisborne had undertaken various large civil engineering projects in Great Britain and Ireland in the 1840s and was commissioned to travel to Panama to look into the feasibility of building a ship canal in the early 1850s. Though this expedition met with little success, he was able to produce a book - "The Isthmus of Darien in 1852..." - and these maps. He took part in a better prepared and supported expedition in 1854 and the conclusion of those researches deemed that the construction of a navigable canal was entirely impractical. The building of the Panama Railway was completed soon after and in the 1880s the French - emboldened by the success of their construction of the Suez Canal - endeavoured to resurrect the concept of the ship canal. Beset by the sheer physical hardship of building such a monumental work in such an inhospitable environment the French enterprise failed. The work was subsequently completed by the U.S. in the early 20th century and the Panama Canal finally opened in 1914.

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        Ruth

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1853., 1853. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Slim octavo, pp.160. text printed in two columns. Elegantly bound in period-style half speckled brown calf with red and green labels, gilt decoration to raised bands, marbled sides. Bound without ads or half-title, cheap paper suffers from ievitably browning and spotting; externally fine. Evidently a rather scarce first printing in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1853 - Illustrated with 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), including 10 "dark plates." First edition, first printing, bound from the publisher's parts. Finely bound in three-quarter dark green polished calf and green marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting black title label lettered in gilt to the spine, ruled in blind and gilt, teal marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with rubbing to the boards and corners, tiny split to the rear hinge at the spine tail, spine lightly starting inside the covers but secure, otherwise sturdy binding, former owner's book plate to the front pastedown, bright plates lacking the usual toning and spotting, a few minor spots to the endpapers and scattered throughout the otherwise fresh text. Overall, a bright and attractive copy in a lovely binding. Smith I 10. Similar to most of Dickens' works, Bleak House, his ninth novel, was originally published serially in nineteen monthly installments in a total of twenty parts (one double issue) from March 1852 - September 1853. Often regarded as one of Dickens' finest novels, Bleak House follows the long-running Court of Chancey case Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, a complicated lawsuit that involves almost every class of English society, and heavily criticizes the moral shortcomings of the British judicial system. With Bleak House, illustrator Browne continued his experimental use of dark plates, of which there are ten - a significant increase from the singular dark plates in his preceding two novels Dombey and Son (1848) and David Copperfield (1850). Additionally, Browne continued the use of horizontal illustrations in Bleak House, another technique he began with Dombey, with almost half of the illustrations being in this layout. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Peche Aux Canards Sur Le Rhin - Duck Fishing On The Rhine - Entenfang Am Rhein.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. E. Guérard gedr. B. de Jacomme in Paris aus Les Touristes b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1853, 43,5 x 45,5 Dekorative Darstellung einer Touristengruppe am Rheinufer an einem Bootssteg; im Vgr. Junge beim Entenfang mittels Faden mit Köder und zwei Frauen im Touristenboot am Ufer festmachend. - Im Hintergrund zwei feiernde Männer. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Travels in Southern Russia, and the Crimea Through Hungary, Wallachia, and Moldavia, During the Year 1837. Vol. 1 and 2

      Publisher John Mitchell, London 1853. FIRST EDITION in English. Illustrated by Raffet and dedicated to H.I.M. Nicholas I emperor of the Russias. Including a large map. Overall very good condition. Writings on the endpapers, light to moderate foxing, pages unequally cut.Count Anatoly or Anatoli (called Anatole) Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato. Born in Saint Petersburg or Moscow, he grew up in Paris, where his father was ambassador. In 1837?"38, Demidov organised a scientific expedition of 22 scholars, writers and artists (of which Auguste Raffet and the critic Jules Janinbecame Demidov's friends) to southern Russia and the Crimea, headed up by Frédéric Le Play. The results of the expedition were published as Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée (4 vol., 1840?"1842), with 100 original lithographs by Raffet.

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        A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej

      London: John Murray, , 1853. Second Edition. With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions. Octavo. Original reddish-brown embossed cloth, title gilt to spine. Map frontispiece, coloured in outline, similar folding map, folding genealogical table. Slightly rubbed and soiled, neatly recased with new cream endpapers, contents a little browned, but a very good copy. First published 1849, this edition with the author's final additions and elucidations. A work described by Khurana as the "high-water mark" of British historiography on the Sikhs, which "won for Sikhism an assured place in the history of mankind". Although a critical and popular success, this book was to be the cause of the premature end to a highly successful military career. Cunningham passed through Addiscombe and Chatham attracting high praise at both establishments, passing out of the former with the prize for mathematics and the sword for good conduct. On reaching India he was appointed to the staff of General Macleod, then chief engineer in the Bengal presidency. In 1837 he became assistant to Sir Claud Wade, political agent on the Sikh frontier, a position he continued to hold under Wade's successors, G. Russell Clark and Colonel Richmond. During his time in the area he developed a profound knowledge of the manners and customs of the Sikh people which placed him in great demand at the time of the outbreak of the First Sikh War. He served on the staff of Napier, Gough and finally Sir Harry Smith, seeing action at Buddawal and Aliwal. When Smith joined the main army he was attached to the staff of Sir Henry Hardinge, to whom he acted as an additional aide-de-camp at the battle of Sobraon. For his services he was promoted to captain by brevet in December 1845, and at the conclusion of the war appointed by Hardinge to the lucrative position of political agent to Bhopal. In the comparative leisure afforded by this posting he had time to write the present history which assured his name as a historian, but led to his fall from grace with his superiors. His assertion that Lal Singh and Tej Singh had been bribed during the First Sikh War was challenged by Hardinge and Sir Henry Lawrence and in 1850 Cunningham was removed from his agency and returned to regimental duty. Within a year he had died at Umballa aged only 39. The present edition contains an introductory advertisement by his brother Peter, who saw the edition through the press, which contains what could be seen as a fitting epitaph for the author; "The author fell victim to the truth related in this book. He wrote History in advance of his time, and suffered for it; but posterity will, I feel assured, do justice to his memory".

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        Bleak House (In the original 20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans 1853 - First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. A beautiful complete set with ALL the ads present, including the scarce "Village Pastor" booklet in part 15, conforming to Hatton and Cleaver Dickens bibliography. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with some repair. The pages are clean with previous ownership signature to front wrapper of final part. Overall, a superb set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A natural history of the nests and eggs of British birds - Complete in 3 volumes

      London : Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row M DCCC LIII-M DCCC LVI [1853-6] - Other titles; Spine title: Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Nests and eggs of British birds. Physical description; 3 v. Physical description3v.,CCXXXII [i.e.223] plates (col.) ; 8vo.NotesThe title page to vol.1 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered I-LXXXIII, but there are only 76; plate numbers XI,XL,LV,LVI,LX and LIX are not used; the title page to vol.2 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered LXXXIV-CLXI, but there are only 76, plate numbers XCIV and CXIX are not used. With an index to the whole in vol. III. A Fourth edition appeared in 1896. Subjects; Birds - Eggs. Birds - Great Britain. Birds - Nests - Great Britain. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled greencloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 5 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suite of 29 original drawings for Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Comprising 29 drawings of various sizes (generally about 110 × 175 mm) in pencil and watercolour, individually mounted on sunk mounts, hinged, in a late 19th-century album. The album oblong folio (310 × 240 mm), dark blue morocco, front cover with large metal monogram (comprising initials C, E, I, and G), fore edge with brass lock and key, edges red. Together with a copy of the published book in 19/20 original parts, octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 engraved plates (including 10 "dark" plates) by H. K. Browne. As usual, there is some variation in the make-up of the inserted advertisements from the exhaustive collation of the ideal copy provided by Hatton & Cleaver; however, "The Village Pastor" booklet in Part 15, described by Hatton & Cleaver as "rather scarce" and "often wanting" is here present. Book label in Part 1 of Mortimer L. Schiff (1877?-1931). Wrappers a little chipped at spine ends as often, plates with marginal oxidisation as usual, a very good set. Hablot Knight Browne (1815?-1882) is the illustrator most closely associated with Dickens: he even changed his pseudonym to Phiz to harmonize with Dickens's Boz. His achievement in rescuing the ill-fated images for Pickwick Papers established his reputation, and he continued to illustrate the majority of Dickens's full-length novels until the end of the 1850s. The illustrations to Bleak House show him at the zenith of his powers. Thirty-nine Phiz illustrations were originally published with the book's serialization in 1852?-3. The present collection of 29 drawings, which remained unknown to Kitton, was sold at auction in 1922 for £480. The collection was then described as being accompanied by a letter (no longer present) dated 1 July 1878, reading: "Dear Sir, The sketches which I have forwarded to you, are those which my father (Hablot K. Browne) made for his etchings to 'Bleak House', which I received direct from his hands. I am, Dear Sir, yrs. Faithfully, W. G. N. Browne." The collection was subsequently acquired by the noted collector Mortimer L. Schiff (1877?-1931), remaining in the possession of his heirs after his death. One other set of Phiz drawings for this title is known to us, a complete set of drawings for the originals, including the frontispiece and vignette title, formerly in the collection of the Duchess of St Albans, together with similar suites for David Copperfield and Dombey and Son. These were sold by Sotheby's, 20 Nov. 1899, lots 826?-8, to Sabin, who paid £360 for the Bleak House drawings. All three collections are now in the Elkins Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. That the present collection includes drawings done before publication is indicated by the artist's instruction on the illustration for "Mr Guppy's Entertainment", "Bite it all a shade darker H.K.B." In other respects, the drawings mostly conform to the final published versions, with the notable exceptions of the design for "Visitors to the Shooting Galley", which is quite different, and the dramatic drawing of "The Mausoleum at Chesney Wold", which is apparently unpublished in this version. The album of original drawings is offered together with a copy of the first edition in the original parts, which appeared in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts, the last forming a double number, from March 1852 to September 1853. "Writing at the height of his powers, Dickens adopts a virtuoso form of double narration, and the novel has since the middle of the twentieth century been widely acclaimed as his greatest work" (ODNB).

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        Bauernhäuser im Achental.

      - Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, links unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert „Achenthal 1853 F. Eisenlohr.". 21,5:32,6 cm. Nach einer Italienreise 1827/28 wurde Eisenlohr 1832 Lehrer am Polytechnikum und 1853 Direktor der Bauschule in Karlsruhe. Im selben Jahr erschien sein Tafelwerk „Holzbauten des Schwarzwaldes". Bei der vorliegenden Zeichnung gilt des Zeichners Interesse in besonderem Maße den beiden Schwarzwälder Bauernhäusern, bei deren Errichtung Holz reichlich Verwendung fand. Möglicherweise besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen diesem Tafelwerk und der Zeichnung.

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        KIEL. "Kiel und Umgegend". Blick über die Förde auf die Stadt, im Vordergrund Eisenbahn (16,5 x 22 cm), umgeben von 14 Teilansichten.

      - Altkol. Stahlstich nach L. Mertens von Krauße & Eltzner in Leipzig, um 1853, 28 x 36 cm. Klose-Martius 172. - Die schöne Gesamtansicht zeigt Kiel von Süden. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Bade-Anstalt, Marktplatz, Kiel von der Wilhelmshöhe, Knoop, Ellerbeck, Felsenkeller, Hornheim, Düsternbrooker Holz, Schlossgarten, Bellevue (Ansicht und Aussicht), Tivoli, Bahnhof und Rastorfer Papiermühle. - Das seltene Souvenirblatt im Ganzen gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Rechts oben Knickspur. Feines Altkolorit.

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        MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL DE TOTS EL PERGAMINS DE LA CASA TOYA DE LA PARROQUIA DE SANT MARTI DE RIELLS 1853

      1853 Sant Martí de Riells. 1853. Pergamí a la romana. 135p. 33X23. Manuscrits originals de la vida i economia de la Casa Toya, Parroquia de Sant Martí de Riells constituida al limit entre el bisbat de Barcelona i Girona amb mes de 400 escritures de pergamins existens fins la data de l'obra amb un original del 1584 que inclou també, les poblacions nombrades son les seguents: Riells, Hostalrich, Gualba, Sant Celoni, Gasserans, Arbúcies, Grions, Breda, Fogars, Granollers, Tordera, Maçanet, Palafolls, Sant Julia de Vilatorta, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Santa Agnès de Malanyanes, Sant Sadurní de la Roca, Montseny, Viabrea entre molts d'altres. Extremadament rar. Ref 6.6 Biblioteca Pr.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Geognostische Beschreibung der Eifel. Mit einer Karte und einer Profil-Tafel, nebst neun Tafeln mit Abbildungen von Versteinerungen.

      Trier, Lintz, 1853.. 29 x 23 cm. [3] Bl., 143, [1] S. , X Tafeln, 1 lithographierte Faltkarte. Original-Halbleinen mit Rückenschild. Einband stärker berieben und bestossen, Rückenschild nur fragmentarisch erhalten. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Eckabschnitt. Stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt.. Poggendorff II, 998f. Eines der geologischen Hauptwerke des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der am Trierer Gymnasium Naturwissenschaften lehrte und unter anderem auch Lehrer von Karl Marx war. In zahlreichen Wanderungen und Studienreisen untersuchte er die Geologie und Mineralogie des mittelrheinischen Raumes, besonders des Trier-Luxemburger Gebietes und den Vulkanismus der Eifel. Seine Forschungen und Publikationen waren in der Frühzeit dieser Wissenschaftsbereiche grundlegend und wegweisend (Guido Groß in: Trierer Biographisches Lexikon, hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier, WVT 2000, S. 450). Die große geologische Karte (ca. 44 x 40 cm) im Verlag der Lintz'schen Buchhandlung hat eine dreizehnzeilige Legende, ist farbig lithographiert und wurde bei "Bauerkeller's Präganstalt, Jonghaus & Venator" in Darmstadt gedruckt. Sie zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Stollberg, Bonn, Koblenz, Trier und Dasburg. Die Tafeln wurden bei Henry & Cohen in Bonn lithographiert. Unaufgeschnitten. Selten.

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        A well-written journal of a Pacific Whaling voyage from the bark Prudent of Stonington, Connecticut, 1853-1855

      Various, December 20, 1853 - May 30, 1855. 8" x 12.25". "Manuscript log of the bark Prudent of Stonington, Connecticut, 90 leaves (approx.), 8"" x 12.25"", [various places], December 20, 1853 to May 30, 1855, bound in speckled boards, recording the voyage of the whaling bark Prudent of Stonington, Connecticut in Pacific Ocean, China, and the Okhotsk Sea recording whale hunts and blubber processing, weather conditions and navigational readings. Rubbing and wear to boards, one hinge loose, front and rear pastedowns restored with acid-free paper, slight soiling to pages, else very good to fine condition. A superb log recording a year-and-a-half journey to the Pacific, Hong Kong, the Russian coast and beyond. The voyage opens in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), stopping in Guam for fresh sweet potatoes and bananas before continuing on to Hong Kong where the bark remained a week while calkers went over the ship. Turning north toward the [with period spellings retained], ""Strait of Corea,"" the bark continued through ""the Perouser [La Pérouse] Strait"" and the ""Japan Sea."" From there, they sailed on the ""Ochotsk Sea [Okhotsk],"" where they began sighting whales with more frequency. The entry for that day begins with the whale sighting at 2 p.m. They then ""chaste the whale to the south untill 6 P.M. the whale then turned to the North at 7 P.M."" They finally killed the whale and ""at 3 A.M. got the whale to the ship by towing."" Three days later it is recorded that they had ""stowed down 80 barrels of oil."" In the days that followed are recorded details of the crew working on deck (""boiling,"" ""stowing oil,"" etc.) and various sightings of whales, as well as some unsuccessful hunts. In the entry dated June 20, the log records other vessels and the numbers of whales each had harvested; for example, the S.H. Waterman, ""8 whales 835 barrels""; ""the Ship Mary of Nantucket 2 whales . . ."" Near the Shantar Islands, the ship spotted more whales, but the ice was an impediment. ""Whaling the most of the time in the ice saw a number of whales verry wilde. seven ships in site [June 25]."" On the 27th is written, ""This day saw 2 whales with small calves in the ice.""On June 30 while still in the ""Shantar Bay,"" the log underscores the intense competition for whales: ""Saw a number of whales. The water covered with ships and boats, twenty boats after one whale."" According to the log, the Prudent killed the whale and ""anchored"" it, but the Mary of Nantucket ""came and claimed the whale. After examining the whale found one of her Irons in the whale he had been fast sum time be for and cut his line. . . . he had not sene the whalt after cutting the line untill my boats had turned the whale. The whale spouted no blood nor shode no sines of a fast whale by my officers until my boat got fast. I went on board the Mary thinking Capt. Sire was a Gentleman and wold give me half of the whale. As there was no prospects of his finding or gitting fast to his whale but through us. but he sade his craft was in the whale and he clamed it and it was no more then my duty what I had dun. So I left him loosing all my mornings work."" As the log continues, the Prudent returns southwest toward the ""Sandwich Islands"" where ""From the 27th of Octo the Bark has been ling at anchor up to the 22nd of Novr in the mean time we have fitted and painted ship discharged all the men but the two first officers and paid them off. Shipped a new Crew 19 men all told and am ready for sea. Thare has ben a bout one hundred & forty whale ships at anchor here."" Upon departing Hawaii, the Prudence headed due south to Tahiti (""Otaheite""), before heading for Cape Horn, which they rounded (eschewing the safer but tedious Straits of Magellan) in late February 1855 encountering rough seas and gales typical to that dangerous passage. Then the bark continued to the northward, ""bound for Stonington."" The journal ends while the bark was still at sea, in the Atlantic Ocean just to the northwest of Bermuda en route for the New England Coast."

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

      P. Chaumas, Bordeaux 1853 - Original quarter leather over pebbled cloth, wear at corners. Scattered mostly light foxing, top inch excised from the front blank, otherwise clean with 24 plates of chateaus of the region, 2 engraved half titles, 5 fold out tables at rear and a colored fold out map in very good condition with a few small tears at folds, a longer tear in the gutter, but no loss. Often called "The Bible of the Bordeaux". Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 706a, Oberle 310 (1st ed.).Franck's work was one of the first classifications of the wines of Bordeaux - the first edition appeared in 1824. Size: Octavo (8vo). 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 045234. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A natural history of the nests and eggs of British birds - Complete in 3 volumes

      London : Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row M DCCC LIII-M DCCC LVI [1853-6] - Other titles; Spine title: Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Nests and eggs of British birds. Physical description; 3 v. Physical description3v.,CCXXXII [i.e.223] plates (col.) ; 8vo.NotesThe title page to vol.1 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered I-LXXXIII, but there are only 76; plate numbers XI,XL,LV,LVI,LX and LIX are not used; the title page to vol.2 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered LXXXIV-CLXI, but there are only 76, plate numbers XCIV and CXIX are not used. With an index to the whole in vol. III. A Fourth edition appeared in 1896. Subjects; Birds - Eggs. Birds - Great Britain. Birds - Nests - Great Britain. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled greencloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 5 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kleinere Schriften.

      . Bd. I und Atlas (alles Erschienene) in 2 Bänden. Cotta, Stgt. 1853. VIII, 474 S., 1 Bl. mit 6 gefalt. Tabellen (in Bd. I) und gest. Titel, gest. Widmungsblatt, 9 gest. Tafeln in Sepia, 1 kolor. gest. Übersichtstafel sowie 2 Stahlstichkarten (im Atlas).8°. u. Quer-4°. Hldr. d. Zt. (Text) u. Hln. Taf. teils gering stockfl. Textbd. stark berieben u. gering beschäd. Teils etwas stärker stockfl. - MNE 343. - Selten komplett..

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        J.F. Cooper gesammelte Werke in 30 Bänden, hier 26 Bände - es fehlen Nr. 1, 3, 4, 16, --- auch einzeln erhältlich, Preis auf Nachfrage !

      Hoffmann'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung Stuttgart,. 15000 Seiten, kl. Oktav 8°, HLDr. cirka. 4. Auflage von 1853 ! Preis auf Nachfrage für einzelne Exemplare !, Gebrauchsspuren

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        Koala Brun (Desm.) Male [with] Koala Brun. (Desm.) [Skeleton] [Two engravings of the Koala Bear, one of his skeleton].

      Gide,, Paris: 1853 - Two exquisite stipple engravings with period hand color of the koala bear, as well as the koala skeleton, from Dumont D'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud et Dans l'Oceanie." The French voyages in this period benefited from the French expansive world view, that saw artists & scientists accompanying the sailors on French voyages of exploration, recording scientific detail and assembling natural history collections. Jules Dumont D'Urville visited Australia twice, 1826-29 & 1837-40. His account of the second voyage was published in 1842 (text volumes); 1846 (atlas) and 1853 (natural history plates). At no time during Dumont D'Urville's second voyage did they visit a koala habitat in Australia (they visited the attempted settlement at Port Essington in Northern Australia, Torres Strait and Tasmania) so it is conjectured that this drawing was perhaps made during the first voyage of 1826-29.Image 41 x 28 cm with large margins. With the blind-stamp "GIDE Editeur Paris" below the plate mark. Plate 17 and 17A from the "Mammiferes" section. Exceptionally clean copies, with a hint of foxing in one spot, mostly in the margins. A wonderful paring, and rare.

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        S. Marco Convento Dei Padri Predicatori In Firenze Illustrato E Inciso Principalmente Nei Dipinti Del B. Giovanni Angelico Con La Vita Dello Stesso Pittore, E Un Sunto Storico Del Convento Medesimo Del P. Vincenzo Marchese Domenicano

      Firenze : Presso La Societ?" Artistica Editrice Della Galleria Dell'Accademia Delle Belle Arti MDCCCLIII, 1853. 1st Edition. Provenance; from the library of William Garnett with his bookplate. Folio. Good copy in the original leather-backed red buckram boiards. Spine bands in particular and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; [iv], iii, [i], 162, [2] p., 40 pl. ; 475 mm. Plate XXXV is misnumbered XXV. All plates are signed with the name of the source-artist (apart from the first plate, which is a view of a cloister), and with those of the draughtsman and engraver. The source-artist is usually Fra Gio. Angelico, but in some cases Fra Benedetto del Mugello, Fra Eustachio, Fra Bartolommeo or D. Ghirlandaio. The draughtsmen are D. Cellesi, R. Buonaiuti, C. Mariannecci, G. Cabella, F. Calandi, T. Ubaldi, M. Rapisardi, C. Mariani or A. Frassinetti. The engravers are D. Chiossone, F. Livy, S. Martelli, R. Bettazzi, E. Zannoni, G. Bonaini, P. Nocchi, A. Perfetti or E. Damele. Contents; [Half-title, t.p.] - Prefazione - [Text] - Indice [i.e. table of contents] - [Plates]. Summary; Scope and content: The work was originally published in 20 fascicles. The plates show frescoes painted by Fra Angelico in the Convento Di San Marco ca. 1440-1445, shortly after it became a Dominican house. They include several depictions of the Crucifixion, a series on the life of Christ, and several paintings of the blessed Virgin with the Christ-Child and saints. Subjects; Angelico Fra ca. 1395-1400 - 1455. Jesus Christ. Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint. Bible N.T. Gospels. Mural painting and decoration, Italian - Paintings, Italian - Monasteries - Italy - Florence - Convento Di San Marco - History - 15th century - Renaissance. Christian art and symbolism - Saints. Other names; Angelico Fra ca. 1395-1400 - 1455 [source artist]. Passigli, David fl. 1834 - 1853? [publisher]. Societa Artistica (Florence) [publisher]. Genre; Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century. Text within ornamental borders.

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile.

      . Text- u. Tafelband. Braumüller, Wien 1853. Text: S. 73-142 (insgesamt 178 S.) in Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. Math.-Naturw. Classe. Bd. 5, Lief. 2 mit 5 farb. lithogr. Tafeln als "Beilage zu den Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. 4°. Brosch. Unbeschn. (Text) u. Quer-Folio (31 x 41cm) Brosch. (Atlas). Textband: Buchblock gebrochen, Leichte Gebrsp. Atlas: Nur vereinzelt stockfl. - Seltener wissenschaftlicher Bericht über Chile mit prächtigen großformatigen Farblithographien. Vier der Tafeln zeigen Landschaften, teils mit Ansichten der Anden, 1 Tafel zeigt geologische Profile. - Die Revolution von 1848 trieb den deutschen Naturforscher Bibra auf eine zweijährige Studienreise nach Südamerika. Er beschäftigt sich in vorliegendem Bericht vor allem mit der Naturgeschichte Chiles, der Geologie, Fauna und Flora. - Engelmann 201; NDB II, 216..

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        Indiana. Verzameling van stukken van onderscheiden aard, over landen, volken, oudheden en geschiedenis van den Indischen archipel.

      - Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen, 1853-1854.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With 2 folding maps and 7 lithographed plates (4 tinted). VIII,274; 292 pp.* First edition. - Miscellaneous pieces on Indonesia of historical interest especially on Java from an archaeological point of view. Brumund's (1814-1863) 'beste opstellen en verhalen (staan) in de bundel Indiana. Hij toont hierin een kennis van land en volk, van de Javaanse cultuur en het maatschappelijke leven die zonder meer imponerend is als we bedenken hoe weinig toen nog maar bekend was en hoe Brumund zijn kennis bijna uit het niets heeft moeten vergaren' (Nieuwenhuys, Oost-Indische Spiegel, p.130). - With small library stamp on title, otherwise fine.Bastin-Brommer N643; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 246; Tiele 203. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL DE TOTS EL PERGAMINS DE LA CASA TOYA DE LA PARROQUIA DE SANT MARTI DE RIELLS 1853

      1853 Sant Martí de Riells. 1853. Pergamí a la romana. 135p. 33X23. Manuscrits originals de la vida i economia de la Casa Toya, Parroquia de Sant Martí de Riells constituida al limit entre el bisbat de Barcelona i Girona amb mes de 400 escritures de pergamins existens fins la data de l'obra amb un original del 1584 que inclou també, les poblacions nombrades son les seguents: Riells, Hostalrich, Gualba, Sant Celoni, Gasserans, Arbúcies, Grions, Breda, Fogars, Granollers, Tordera, Maçanet, Palafolls, Sant Julia de Vilatorta, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Santa Agnès de Malanyanes, Sant Sadurní de la Roca, Montseny, Viabrea entre molts d'altres. Extremadament rar. Ref 6.6 Biblioteca Pr.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. First Edition, First Issue, bound from parts. Octavo. Bound in contemporary half brown morocco over marbled paper with triple gilt ruling to morocco; raised bands, gilt tooling and gilt titles to spine; marbled end papers, top and front edges marbled. With numerous illustrations by Phiz. Binding is rubbed, including joints, edges and boards worn, bumping to corners. Text is fairly clean, though plates are foxed and frequently this bleeds through to surrounding leaves. A first edition of one of Dickens' most important novels.

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        1. Cacatois de Ducorps (Nob.) Male. 2. Cacatois a Hubbe Orangee (Nob.) [Engraving of Sulfur-crested Cockatoo].

      Gide,, Paris: 1853 - An exquisite stipple engraving with period hand color of the sulfur crested cockatoo, from Dumont D'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud et Dans l'Oceanie." The French voyages in this period benefited from the French expansive world view, that saw artists & scientists accompanying the sailors on French voyages of exploration, recording scientific detail and assembling natural history collections. Jules Dumont D'Urville visited Australia twice, 1826-29 & 1837-40. His account of the second voyage was published in 1842 (text volumes); 1846 (atlas) and 1853 (natural history plates). During Dumont D'Urville's second voyage, they visited the North Coast of Australia (the attempted settlement at Port Essington & Torres Strait) and Tasmania. Image 40 x 27.5 cm with large margins. Plate 26 from the "Oiseaux" section. Exceptionally clean copy, with a hint of shading from an old mat outside the platemark. A tiny abrasion in the margin of the left side. Overall, in very good condition.Dumont D'Urville's account is rare, as are the separate plates from it.

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        Bleak House

      London, Bradbury and Evans. 1853., 1853. FIRST EDITION, First Issue, octavo, pp. 624. Elegantly bound in contemporary half black morocco, gilt, over pebble-grained cloth sides, coated yellow eps., a.e.g. Some acceptable spotting and browning to illustrations, with good early impressions of the 'dark plates'. Boards and edges rubbed, owner name to flyleaf, inner paper joints have parted. A very good copy indeed, in a distinguished Victorian binding. Illustrations throughout by H.K. Browne. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category; 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. All three typographical errors associated with the first edition, first issue are present: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship"; the Errata has 5 lines. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966).

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        [Op. 115]. Manfred Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen von Lord Byron mit Musik... Op. 115. Klavierauszug... Pr. 3 Thaler. [Piano-vocal score].

      Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 8600] [October 1853]. Folio. Half black calf with textured cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 12 (cast list and poem in German translation), 3-53, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text of poem typeset, music engraved. Contemporary owner's signature: "Auguste Langhans," in ink to foot of front free endpaper and lower right corner of title. Blindstamp to upper right corner of rear endpaper: "Buchbinderei von JGA Peper Neue Groningerstr. 7 Hamburg." Boards slightly worn and rubbed, endpaper slightly stained and foxed. Very slightly foxed; small oval publisher's handstamp to foot of title. A very good copy on high- quality paper.. First Edition. Hofmann p. 251 (dated "November 1853"). McCorkle p. 491 (as IVe). Hoboken 15, 202 (incorrectly dated "1852"; with wrappers). Schumann set the poem in a German translation by Karl Adolf Suckow (1802-1847). The overture to Manfred was first performed in Weimar on March 14th 1852; the incidental music to the poem was introduced three months later in Leipzig. While the overture is a staple concert piece, the remainder of the music is seldom performed.

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        Route Near the 35th Parallel. Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Map date 1853-54. [ 1859].. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Three inch tear into image at left, 2 inch tear along neatline at left edge, short splits at 3 fold intersections, light toning along several folds, top left panel (exposed when folded) is toned with some small paper loss (in blank areas of the sheet). Overall a very good copy of this impressive large map. A large, finely detailed map, covering a broad sweep of the proposed southern rail road route, from Albuquerque in the east to Los Angeles and San Diego in the west. The proposed railroad line is shown with a black line; the wagon road with a dotted line. Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys (Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean). Scale 1:950,400, or 15 miles to 1 inch. Inset map at upper left: Sketch of Aztec Pass. Drawn by C. Mahon. From a sketch by A. H. Campbell, Civil Engineer. Inset map at upper right: Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring. Drawn by C. Mahon. .

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        The Murray River. Being a Journal of the Voyage of the 'Lady Augusta' Steamer from the Goolwa, in South Australia to Gannewarra, above Swan Hill, Victoria, a Distance from the Sea Mouth of 1400 Miles

      Adelaide, W.C. Cox, Printer, 1853 - Octavo, 46 pages. Relatively recent quarter morocco and buckram (by the Law Bindery, Melbourne); title leaf a little foxed, with minimal light scattered foxing to a few other leaves; an excellent copy with most interesting provenance (see below). The author, Clerk of the Executive Council of South Australia, was on board the vessel; this is his account of the first successful navigation of the Murray as far as Swan Hill by Captain Francis Cadell. Fellow-passenger James Allen also published his version of events. Captain William Randell and his paddle-steamer 'Mary Ann' left Goolwa at the Murray mouth ahead of Cadell and travelled much farther up the Murray, but Cadell overtook him en route and reached Swan Hill first. However, both men deservedly earned the bonus of 2000 pounds offered by the South Australian Government 'for each of the first two steamers to travel up the Murray as far as the Darling junction' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). We have noted previously the manuscript correction (page 5, line 4, 'largest' to 'longest' river), and presume it is in Kinloch's hand. At the head of the title page of this copy is the pencilled ownership name (possibly his signature) of Robert Wadsworth, over-written in red ink by the subsequent owner, 'John Shillinglaw from Robert Wadsworth 1854'. Shillingworth has annotated the text in both pencil and red ink (three and seven pages respectively). The pencilling identifies the 'gentleman's son' working as a shepherd as 'old "Bigodd Macdonald"', and asks elsewhere of a sentence nine lines long 'what does this wretched twaddler mean?' (he's got a point, too!). Robert Wadsworth was eventually Clerk of the Victorian Executive Council from 1875 to 1889; of passing interest to bibliophiles, his son Arthur (1864-1931) was the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian, having 'charge of the Commonwealth library for over twenty-six years while also being titular head of the [Victorian] State parliamentary library' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). John Joseph Shillinglaw (1831-1905), public servant and historian, was the eldest son of the librarian of the Royal Geographical Society. 'He was to study under Captain John Washington, eminent maritime surveyor, and in 1852 he migrated with his father and brothers to Victoria, arriving in October. From November he was chief clerk of petty sessions at Williamstown, and in 1854 was appointed inspector and sometime acting superintendent of the Water Police. He was also secretary to the Steam Navigation Board until December 1857. In 1856-69 he was shipping-master for the Port of Melbourne and registrar of seamen; he helped to found the first Sailors' Home and did much to improve the working conditions of seamen'. It is hardly surprising that he should be given a copy of this book soon after its publication. He held various public service positions over the years; from 1885-94 he 'was secretary to the royal commission on vegetable products. He was also secretary to the Board of Viticulture. Shillinglaw was an enthusiast in whatever department he worked; however, he is remembered for his association with colonial literature and history'. He was the author of numerous books, and on his death his estate 'included a vast collection of papers and rare books', presumably including this item (ADB). Ferguson 11196. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Moore's Celebrated Winners - West Australian

      London: J. Moore, 1853. Hand coloured aquatint, mounted and framed, 520 x 700mm. Rare racing print. "West Australian" was a Yorkshire-bred horse (by Melbourne out of Mowerina). He had a splendid career in English racing, becoming the first "Triple Crown" winner in 1853 by winning three races in the one year, the Derby as well as a 2000 Guineas and a St. Leger. He was eventually owned by the French Emperor.

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        The Illustrated News. 1853

      New York.: The Illustrated News.. 1853.. BOUND VOLUME of The Illustrated News from January 1 through December 24, 1853, profusely illustrated with full page and in-text black and white wood engravings, marbled endpapers, 416pp, index to drawings, 16 x 12 inches, marbled edges, half leather with decorative gilt-lettered spine (hardbound). Wear to cover extremities exposing tips of boards, spine is worn and rubbed with a few areas of 1/4 to 1/2 inch leather loss, front joint is split at upper edge and there is a small area of leather loss at the ends of the joints, interior hinges have been reinforced, but in general the interior is in very good tight condition with occasional light soiling and faint scattered foxing. A particularly fascinating volume, being volumes I and II of the Illustrated News, which merged in November 1853 with Gleason's Pictorial. The November 26, 1853, issue contains a Publisher's Notice under the masthead notifying readers that the "Illustrated News" had merged with "Gleason's Pictorial" of Boston, who, in an interesting sidenote, list P.T. Barnum as a Special Partner. Hence the remaining issues in the bound volume are "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion". This is full of fascinating wood engravings depicting many aspects of American life of the time and international events, including two gorgeous double page illustration "Bird's Eye View of the Crystal Palace, At New York" and "Inauguration Ceremonies of the Crystal Palace - View Under the Grand Dome", plus an interesting map: Japan with the Neighbouring and Allied States according to an Original Japanese Map. Other unusual views include: Present State of the Capitol at Washington (showing the Capitol still under construction), Bird's Eye View of Washington from the Capitol, Bird's-Eye View of the Crystal Park, at New York (with extensive article). The quality of the wood engravings is mixed, with many of the rather coarse work typical of the early American illustrated newspapers, but also including some particularly fine pieces signed in the image as having been engraved by Frank Leslie (an alias for Henry Carter who had engraved for The Illustrated London News and went on to found his own illustrated newspaper in 1855). The volume has a title page for the half year January to June, but lacks a title page for the July to December period (possibly never printed). Altogether a particularly interesting volume from the early days of American illustrated newspapers. .

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        The Complete Works of Shakespeare. With the text formed from a collation of early editions

      London: C. and J. Adlard, 1853, 1853. 16 volumes. Folio. Limited edition to 150 sets of which this is No. 52. Signed by both editor and publisher to limitation page. Bound in original quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, general title embellished in gilt, specific play titles on red title label to spines. Edges untrimmed. Internally clean, marbled endpapers. Minor scuffing here and there to some volumes, a little chipping of the marbled paper to extremtities, minor professional tail of spine repair to one volume. All binding sound, strong, bright and handsome. Bookplate of Thomas Sebastian Bazley to front pastedowns. A beautiful and imposing set. Packed to the gills with historical appendices, plates and engravings and a wealth of detail, this set is not only a complete works but also an encyclopaedia of Shakespeare. Described in Jaggard's Bibliography of Shakespeare as "The most extensive repository of literary, historical and archaeological information regarding Shakespeare and his writings to be found in any single work and typographically the most sumptuous edition...the largest form in which the bard has yet appeared." A mammoth and beautiful set. NB: Shipping on this set unfortunately will have to be negotiated with the purchaser.

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        SAIKOKU SANJUSAN SHO MEISHO ZU: PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE FAMOUS THIRTY-THREE TEMPLES OF KYOTO & ENVIRONS CONSECRATED TO THE GODDESS KWANNON, A PILGRIM'S ROUTE IN WESTERN JAPAN.

      A BUDDHIST PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE TEMPLES OF KYOTO Osaka 1853, - Shogagoshi.Blue stitched stiff wrs., dusty, sometitle 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 Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H.M. SHIP MEANDER: With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B.

      THE VOYAGE LEAD TO SUPRESS THE MALAYSIAN PIRATES London 1853, - Benteley. New red cloth spine over original redblind stamped cloth, 2 vols., 302+286p 8 tinted lithographedplates, foldout map, illustrated by O. W. Brierley, verygood copy, complete copy. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        KAIRIKU OKATAME ONBASHO ZU KE: MAP OF PLACES UNDER GUARD ON ON LAND & SEA IN THE AREA SURROUNDING URAGA BAY AT THE TIME OF COMMODORE PERRY'S 'BLACK SHIP' FLEET ARRIVING TO JAPAN IN 1853, THE PRE-YOKOHAMA DAYS.

      A BROADSIDE SHOWING COMMODORE PERRY'S ARRIVAL TO JAPAN Japan March 1853. - A single large sheet broad side, woodblockprinted by hand on hand-made laid paper, 60.2 x 40.5 cm,black key block outline, slight marginal stain, print size55 x 36.5 cm., folded 4 times, two sheets center joined. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

      EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & EARLY PHOTO OF THE U.S.S. MISSISSIPI Hong Kong [1853] - , Tong Wo [Photographer]. An excellent andsuperb "Carte-d-Visite" of the U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI in roughTyphoon seas off Hong Kong, photo 19.3 x 5.7 cm., card size10.3 x 5.2 cm.,clean, stong image, studio name on verso.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington, The

      1853. first edition. One of the Longest Hand Colored Aquatint Panorama's Ever ProducedMemorializing the Death of "The Iron Duke" - "The Conqueror of the World's Conqueror"[PANORAMA]. ALKEN, Henry, illlustrator. SALA, George Augustus. The Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington. London: Ackermann & Co., 1 March 1853. Continuous hand-colored aquatint panorama, showing the participants of the procession, printed on twenty-nine folded sheets comprising fifty-six panels, plus an additional flap depicting the upper portion of the funeral car, as issued. Publisher's advertisement on rear paste-down.Oblong quarto (5 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches; 137 x 361 mm.). Approximately 826 inches (just under sixty-nine feet) when fully extended.Publisher's red cloth folder, covers stamped in blind, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked to style, pale yellow paste-downs. Housed in a later red cloth, fleece-lined box with a red morocco label lettered in gilt on spine. An excellent example of this extraordinarily long panorama.At over sixty-eight feet in length this must be one of the largest panorama's ever produced. It is certainly the longest one listed by Abbey, some ten feet longer than the one produced for Queen Victoria's coronation.Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) was the Irish-born commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars and later Prime Minister of Great Britain (1828-1830). He rose to rominence in India, won successes in the Peninsular War in Spain (1808-1814) and shared in the victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 after which he became known as "The conqueror of the world's conqueror".George Augustus Henry Sala (1828-1895) was an English journalist. At an early date he tried his hand at writing, and in 1851 attracted the attention of Charles Dickens, who published articles and stories by him in Household Words and subsequently in All the Year Round, and in 1856 sent him to Russia as a special correspondent. In 1860, over his own initials "G.A.S.," he began writing "Echoes of the Week" for the Illustrated London News, and continued to do so till 1886, when they were continued in a syndicate of weekly newspapers almost to his death. William Makepeace Thackeray, when editor of the Cornhill, published articles by him on Hogarth in 1860, which were issued in column form in 1866; and in the former year he was given the editorship of Temple Bar, which he held till 1863.Abbey, Life in England, 597.

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        A List of Natural Flies That Are Taken by Trout, Grayling, and Smelt, in the Streams of Ripon

      Printed and Published by W. Harrison, Ripon 1853 - Original green cloth. Slightly cocked, head of spine slightly chipped, spine sunned, else very good. Bookplate of Joseph Delaplaine Bates 8 plates printed verso and recto and another. 154 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Three Musketeers Translated By William Robson

      London; George Routledge and Co. 1853., 1853. FIRST ROBSON TRANSLATION; an important edition. Small octavo, pp.423. Bound in original green blind-stamped cloth, with gilt decoration to spine. Trivial wear and handling, a little mottling to covers. Near fine. Housed in a recent cloth slipcase. This is the second complete translation of The Three Musketeers, following the 1846 translation by William Barrow; the first several attempts being incomplete, and/or unauthorised. Significantly, and it is the first translation by Robson, which proved to be the preferred text for the majority of nineteenth century translated editions. The dramatic, stirring, and romantic story of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and their famous code of 'one for all and all for one,' remains an unsurpassed tale of adventure and heroism. Listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004).

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        KIEL. "Kiel und Umgegend". Blick über die Förde auf die Stadt, im Vordergrund Eisenbahn (16,5 x 22 cm), umgeben von 14 Teilansichten.

      - Stahlstich nach L. Mertens von Krauße & Eltzner in Leipzig, um 1853, 28 x 36 cm. Klose-Martius 172. - Die schöne Gesamtansicht zeigt Kiel von Süden. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Bade-Anstalt, Marktplatz, Kiel von der Wilhelmshöhe, Knoop, Ellerbeck, Felsenkeller, Hornheim, Düsternbrooker Holz, Schlossgarten, Bellevue (Ansicht und Aussicht), Tivoli, Bahnhof und Rastorfer Papiermühle. - Das seltene Souvenirblatt in einem sehr breitrandigen, tadellosen Exemplar.

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        MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL DE TOTS EL PERGAMINS DE LA CASA TOYA DE LA PARROQUIA DE SANT MARTI DE RIELLS 1853

      1853 - Sant Martí de Riells. 1853. Pergamí a la romana. 135p. 33X23. Manuscrits originals de la vida i economia de la Casa Toya, Parroquia de Sant Martí de Riells constituida al limit entre el bisbat de Barcelona i Girona amb mes de 400 escritures de pergamins existens fins la data de l'obra amb un original del 1584 que inclou també, les poblacions nombrades son les seguents: Riells, Hostalrich, Gualba, Sant Celoni, Gasserans, Arbúcies, Grions, Breda, Fogars, Granollers, Tordera, Maçanet, Palafolls, Sant Julia de Vilatorta, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Santa Agnès de Malanyanes, Sant Sadurní de la Roca, Montseny, Viabrea entre molts d'altres. Extremadament rar. Ref 6.6 Biblioteca Pr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Whistler at the Plough; containing travels, statistics, and descriptions of scenery & agricultural customs in most parts of England: with letters from Ireland: also, "Free Trade and the League"; a biographical history

      James Ainsworth, Manchester 1853 - BOUND CLOTH PARTS First edition. A remarkable copy of an important and unusual book, written by a radical journalist from the ranks of the working class, documenting the reform movement in which he himself played a significant role. This is also a marvelous example of Victorian book production. Books in parts are not necessarily rare, but examples in cloth-bound parts, complete and in uniformly fine condition, are uncommon, particularly when the book happens to be a social narrative rather than fiction. Alexander Somerville (1811-1885) was born in Scotland, the son of a carter. Self-educated and attracted to the reform movement but averse to violence and agitation, Somerville decided to become a journalist. Eventually he attracted the attention of Richard Cobden who in 1842 sent him through the country districts to collect information for the Anti-Corn Law league. As a correspondent for the Manchester Examiner Somerville toured Ireland in 1845-6, at the height of the famine. All of that and more makes up the first "volume" (632pp. comprising parts 1, 2, and a portion of part 3). Included are travels through the manufacturing and agricultural districts and observations on working class life, the poor law, tenancy, the plight of agriculture, and the horrible distress in Ireland; also a visit to Robert Owen's "Harmony Hall in 1842, and Cobbett's farm; and a valuable first-hand account of the Anti-Corn Law crusade. Somerville (1811-1885) was born into poverty in Scotland, attended little school, and worked as a farm laborer from an early age (he would later sign his articles, "One who has whistled at the plough"). While serving in the military in Birmingham amid a controversy regarding the uncertain passage of the Reform Bill, Somerville wrote a letter arguing citizens' right to protest and petition their government. The letter made him a figure of parliamentary reform and he parlayed this notoriety into a career as an author, writing novels, histories, and works of political and economic science.WHISTLER AT THE PLOUGH documents the mid 19th-century reform movement and the anti-Corn Law crusade, and it contains a significant first-hand account of the Irish famine. "In the spirit of a social anthropologist he described farming communities-work habits, the condition of the soil, crops, prices, rents, wages, the state of the roads, diets, dwellings, crime, discontents, religious beliefs-all laced with arguments for free trade" (ODNB). He describes his career as "'persistently devoted to public well-being and the removal of antagonism between the extremes of society'"(ibid).Very rare in this format, and in this condition. Copies located are all "three volumes." This format may have served as a limited deluxe edition, paralleling the issue in wrappered parts, for "patrons" and subscribers: Ainsworth's prospectus lists Prince Albert, 2 dukes, 10 earls, 4 lords, Robert Peel (4 copies) and John Bright as patrons, as well as 80 ordinary subscribers. Uniformly bound in original decorated publisher's cloth; covers stamped in blind with vignettes of ocean commerce, agriculture, railroads, ships, etc.; ornate titles stamped in gilt on all upper covers, spines stamped in gilt with title, part number, and images of a ploughman, a sea port, and a factory smoke stack (similar imagery is found on the wrappered parts.) All seven bindings in fine bright condition, contents fresh and partly unopened I: engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, [iv] (title page and dedication), 288; II: 289-576; III. 577-632, [5]-228; IV. 229-516; V. 517-640, [2], [3]-160; VI. 161-448; VII. 449-597, [1], [2] (blank), [2], [2], iii-iv, [2], 641-43, i-iii pp., irregular but complete. The final part ends with advertisements for four different publishers, including Ainsworth's prospectus for this work, with a list of subscribers. 7 vols. 8vo First edition, issued simultaneously in 30 serialized wrappered parts and 7 serialized bound parts (complete); later issue [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Seer.

      Liverpool 1853 - 320 pp. Octavo [21 cm] Contemporary 3/4 leather over marbled boards with gilt bands and title on backstrip. Near Fine. Light rubbing to boards. Minor sporadic underlining. Following the fall General Conference in 1852, Orson Pratt was called to preside over the Eastern mission and to publish a periodical defending Mormon theology and practices, particularly polygamy. Eighteen issues were printed in Washington and Liverpool, as well as two additional issues printed only in Liverpool. Pratt covered many doctrinal issues, including Celestial Marriage and the Preexistence. Brigham Young thought some of the ideas discussed were poorly conceived, and had the publication cease operation. In 1865 the LDS Church disowned the writings saying, "The Seer contains doctrines which we cannot sanction, and which we have felt impressed to disown, so that the Saints who now live, and who may live hereafter, may not be misled by our silence, or be left to misinterpret it. Where these objectionable works, or parts of works, are bound in volumes, or otherwise, they should be cut out and destroyed." We are offering all twenty issues for sale. These are all Liverpool printings. Mormon Fifty 40. Flake/Draper 7610. Mormon Imprints 42. Crawley 770 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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