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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]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        La Suisse historique & pittoresque descriptions de ses vingt-deux cantons. Ornee de jolies vues gravees sur acier et d'une carte de la Suisse. 2 parties reliees en 1 vol.

      Paris, Didier, 1853,. gr. in-8°, frontispice grave + faux-titre + titre avec vign. gravee + LVI + 208 p. ; 264 p., avec en tout 30 gravures et une carte en couleur depl., ms. nom du proprietaire sur verso du titre "M. Aulard", reliure en d.-cuir originale, titre dore sur le dos, leger. use sur les bords et la coiffe. Bel exemplaire.. Edition inconnue des bibliographies consultees. La premiere ed. date de 1851 (Lonchamp 1866), un deuxieme de 1857 (Lonchamp (2827) une troisieme de1858 (Lonchamp 2828). Bel ouvrage avec les gravures sur acier d'apres les dessins de Girard. Le tour de la Suisse se termine avec le Tessin (par Franscini) suivi par 'La vallee de Chamouny', et 'des voyages et des voyageurs en Suisse'. Il existe une premiere edition 'La Suisse illustree. Description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons' 2 vols. Paris 1851avec 86 gravures et deux cartes. (Waeber III/15).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Lonchamp 1866, 2827 & 2828 (ed. de 1851 & 1857 & 1858); cf. Waeber III/15 (ed. 1851 seulement ). Perret - ; Barth 17363 (ed. 1858 seulement).

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        Parables of Our Lord

      London: John Mitchell, [33 Old Bond Street], 1853. Illustrated by John Franklin. [26] leaves on heavy stock with printed overlays. Printed by McQueen. Engraved by F. E. Becker. Small folio. Publisher's full crimson pebbled morocco, over heavy beveled boards, a.e.g, gauffered edges. Some light scuffing to extremities, a few faint spots of foxing to illustrations.

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        Report of the Select Committee

      CENTRAL PARK. Report of the Select Committee of the Senate, to which was referred the Assembly Bill in relation to the establishing of a Public Park in the City of New York, 1853. Transmitted to the legislature June 21,1853. 37 pp. 8vo., bound in original printed wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1853. |~||~||~||~| "After three years of debating the size and cost of the park, the state legislature in 1853 authorized the city to use the power of eminent domain to acquire a parcel of more than seven hundred acres in the middle of Manhattan." This report was a key step in the process which created the park. The site on which the Park stands was chosen because "an irregular terrain of swamps, bluffs, and rocky outcroppings made the land undesirable for private development." (Jackson, Encyclopedia of New York City 197). The Committee reviewed the different proposals and possible sites, immediately rejecting that from the City's Common Council, "infamous for its corruption and venality." A record of testimony is included. A fine copy.

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        A.S.M.I. Eugenia Montijo Bonaparte nella Fausta Occasione che il popolo Francese Imperatrice Imperatricer La Saluta questi versi offre gratulando adaucto de' Marchesi Diotallevi Patrizio Riminese. [With:] A.S.A.I. Luigi Napoleone Bonaparte

      Tip. Fratelli Ercolani, Rimini 1853 - Contemporary decorated paper over boards. With stamps of "Cabinet de L'Empereur, Donaine Privé." Portraits erratically trimmed, with some loss to margins of image 2 lithographic portraits of Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie, by Turgis, Paris.Each portrait with accompanying title page and 3 pp. of laudatory verse, printed in 5 colors. Folio

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        A S M I Eugenia Montijo Bonaparte nella Fausta Occasione che il popolo Francese Imperatrice Imperatricer La Saluta questi versi offre gratulando adaucto de' Marchesi Diotallevi Patrizio Riminese [With:] A S A I Luigi Napoleone Bonaparte

      Rimini: Tip. Fratelli Ercolani, 1853. 2 lithographic portraits of Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie, by Turgis, Paris.Each portrait with accompanying title page and 3 pp. of laudatory verse, printed in 5 colors. Folio. Contemporary decorated paper over boards. With stamps of "Cabinet de L'Empereur, Donaine Privé." Portraits erratically trimmed, with some loss to margins of image.

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        Villette [3 Volumes]

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1853 - 3 vols., 18.5 cm x 11.5 cm, pp. [4], 324; [4], 319; [4], 350. Lacks the half-titles and publisher's catalogue. Bound in half calf and comb-marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers, top stained, others speckled, double leather gilt-stamped spine labels in green and brown. Dark brown calf, not unattractively faded to tan on spine, covers lightly scuffed and rubbed, else a very clean and handsome copy. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Leading cases in the commercial law of England and Scotland

      Selected and arranged in systematic order, with notes.A standard work, the three volumes being severally on Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes, Contract of Sale, and Suretyship, Agency, Partnership, and Insurance. The author, George Ross (1814-1863), was a notable Scottish legal writer, advocate and jurist. "That he should have dealt with both English and Scottish law was indicative of the reforms to come in this area, and it looked towards the pressure to codify British commercial law later in the century". [John W. Cairns in ODNB].Three vols., large 8vo., iv + 912 and (4) + 919 + (1) and (4) + 982pp., with the half-titles in vols. II and III, contemporary uniform calf, raised bands and gilt lettered, uncut. A fine set., 1853-1857. First editions.. Selected and arranged in systematic order, with notes. A standard work, the three volumes being severally on Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes, Contract of Sale, and Suretyship, Agency, Partnership, and Insurance. The author, George Ross (1814-1863), was a notable Scottish legal writer, advocate and jurist. "That he should have dealt with both English and Scottish law was indicative of the reforms to come in this area, and it looked towards the pressure to codify British commercial law later in the century". [John W. Cairns in ODNB]. Three vols., large 8vo., iv + 912 and (4) + 919 + (1) and (4) + 982pp., with the half-titles in vols. II and III, contemporary uniform calf, raised bands and gilt lettered, uncut. A fine set.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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        Album auvergnat, Bourrées, Montagnardes, Chansons, - , en patois d' Auvergne ; illustré de gravures représentant des danses et scènes villageoises, - .

      Moulins, Desrosiers. 1853 - In-4, 195 pp., 1/2 basane maroquinée rouge, dos lisse orné, rel. de l' ép. 13 gravures h.-t. sur fond teinté représentant costumes et danses locaux, musique notée. Ed. originale, envoi de l' éditeur à André Imberdis, dont le nom est frappé or en bas du dos. Des rouss. tolérables, date sur la p. de titre grattée, autres défts mineurs, bon ex., de la bibliothèque de l' historien de l' Auvergne. Assez rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        Don Quixote De La Mancha

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1853. Handsome illustrated edition of Cervantes's masterpiece, the most widely-read work of literature in Spanish. Large octavo (23.5cm); Kelliegram bindingin full burgundy morocco, covers double-ruled with gilt cornerpieces and central medallions, spine in six compartments, with five raised bands and gilt-tooled floral decorations; all edges gilt; engraved frontispiece and extra title page, viii, 507pp, [1]; with illustrations by J.Gilbert and C.Armstrong & Son; original cloth covers bound in at rear. Kelliegram Binding stamp to lower rear pastedown. Some trivial wear along front joint, else a fresh, Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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

      Manchester: James Ainsworth, 1853. First edition, issued simultaneously in 30 serialized wrappered parts and 7 serialized bound parts (complete); later issued in 3 volumes. 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. 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. 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.

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        Notes and Queries: a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc Volume Twelfth July-December, 1853

      London: George Bell, 1853. First Edition. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with a damaged, gilt text, dark brown leather spine label and spine decorations and with all edges of the text block marbled. A small octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 6 1/2" with the front and rear hinges broken, but the spine back strip is in place and attached to the boards. Without a dust jacket. Contained on page 615 in the December 23, 1853 edition is a very early printing of Clement Moore's poem: "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which appears without any attribution. Interestingly, this version of the poem "carries the different names for two of the reindeer, "Dunder" and "Blixem" .... (Marshall, 37)

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        The Young Heiress. A Novel

      London: Hurst an Blackett, 1853. First edition. [ii], 326; [ii], 290, 24 (ads); [ii], 302 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, neatly rebacked, original spines laid down.

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        PEN KNIFE SKETCHES; OR, CHIPS OF THE OLD BLOCK. A SERIES OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED LETTERS, WRITTEN BY ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S PIONEER MINERS, AND DEDICATED TO THAT CLASS OF HER CITIZENS BY THE AUTHOR

      Sacramento. 1853.. 112pp. including twenty-four engraved plates. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing and thumb-soiling to text, light vertical crease throughout. Very good. An important and rare piece of illustrated Californiana, comprised of witty text by Alonzo Delano, (a.k.a. "Old Block"), and wonderful illustrations by the masterful Charles Nahl. Delano was born in Auburn, New York, and was living in Illinois in 1849. He travelled overland to California where he mined in the diggings and operated a shop selling provisions in San Francisco, before settling down in Grass Valley as a banker and agent for Wells Fargo. His writings provide a comic, but also realistic, view of life during the Gold Rush. The great illustrations by Nahl, the "Cruikshank of California," depict scenes in San Francisco and at the gold mines. "Delano...began publishing his witty and delightful observations of California for the PACIFIC NEWS and the CALIFORNIA DAILY COURIER. Well received, they were gathered with other Delano writings into book form in 1853...The publishers enriched the volume with full-page wood engravings by Thomas Armstrong based on drawings by Charles Nahl. The portrait of the long-nosed Old Block on San Francisco's Long Wharf is a classic" - Kurutz. A rare work, accorded a "b" by Howes, and a basic document of the Gold Rush. COWAN, p.163. HOWES D232, "b." GREENWOOD 383. HOWELL 50:1517 (this copy). ROCQ 6047. KURUTZ 181a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences. Framed from contributions of officers of the different services, and edited by a committee of the Corps of Royal Engineers

      London: John Weale, second edition , 1853. 3 volumes published between 1853 and 1862. viii and 545 pages; ii and 589 pages; ii and 800 pages. 327 plates. Tall 8vo. Publisher's blind stamped diced red cloth backed in quarter calf, bookplates of the Oxford and Cambridge University Club with neat ownership stamps on the titlepages only. Encyclopaedic reference book with articles on topics from abbatis to zigzag.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago Papuans

      London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; a handsome copy in contemporary half calf. First edition, separate issue (another version had the series-title "Ethnographical Library" which here only appears as an imprint on the plates). Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guinea natives. There are numerous discussions of Australian aborigines elsewhere in the text, particularly those of Melville Island and Port Essington.The fine full-page handcoloured lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Royal Descent of Nelson and Wellington

      London: William Pickering, , 1853. from Edward the First, King of England, with Tables of Pedigree and Genealogical Memoirs... Octavo. (195 × 125 mm). Original forest green publisher's cloth, titles gilt to spine, blind panelling to sides, pale yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Some pencil annotations. Spine rolled, darkened and slightly bubbled, neat repairs to cloth at head of spine, faint dark mottling to cloth sides, mild spotting within, an excellent copy. First edition, Nelson family copy, of antiquary George Russell French's triumphant genealogical paean to England's two greatest national heroes of the time, charting their lineage back to the great mediaeval military leader, King Edward I. This copy bears the ink ownership inscription to the front pastedown, "Geo: Matcham Esq, Newhouse". George Nelson Matcham (1789-1877) was Nelson's nephew, the first son son (and sixth child) of his sister Catherine Nelson (1767-1842) and her husband the traveller George Matcham (1753-1833). This book would have held interest in both senses of the word for its owner, as page 185 attests: "The Admiral's second surviving sister, Catherine Nelson, married George Matcham, Esq. of Ashfold Lodge, Ringwood, by whom she had seven sons and seven daughters, who have all a royal descent." G. N. Matcham was a lawyer and antiquary, and wrote his own Notes and Character of Admiral Lord Nelson.

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        Australia: Comprising New South Wales; Victoria or Port Philip; South Australia; and Western Australia: There History, Topography, Condition, Resources, Statistics, Gold Discoveries, Mines of Copper, Lead, ect., ect.

      London & New York: John Tallis and Company, 1853 Quarto 8 by 11 inch size, Rebound Leather spine and marble boards, New Slipcover. Slight foxing first six pages, Title page and next two pages has a tear in the pages 1/2 inch long. Page 366 has a 4 1/2 tear from top down.

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        History of Europe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, , 1853. From the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. Octavo, 13 volumes. Contemporary tan half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, green endpapers, marbled edges. With black and white illustrations. Some occasional light foxing, spines and boards a little rubbed, an excellent set. Ninth edition. An attractively bound set, first published in 1833 - 1842.

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        Le Bravo, mélodrame tragique en trois actes. -

      Chez l'éditeur 1853 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 798 pp. Reliure pleine basane verte d'époque. Dos lisse muet. Double filet doré sur les plats avec arabesques fleuries aux angles et emblèmes de Napoléon III (aigle couronné piétinant un foudre). Trois tranches dorées. Texte bilingue italien et français. Bel exemplaire. L'action se passe à Venise au XVIe siècle. Ex-libris du docteur Lucien Graux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PEN KNIFE SKETCHES; OR, CHIPS OF THE OLD BLOCK. A SERIES OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED LETTERS, WRITTEN BY ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S PIONEER MINERS, AND DEDICATED TO THAT CLASS OF HER CITIZENS BY THE AUTHOR.

      Sacramento. 1853. - 112pp. including twenty-four engraved plates. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing and thumb-soiling to text, light vertical crease throughout. Very good. An important and rare piece of illustrated Californiana, comprised of witty text by Alonzo Delano, (a.k.a. "Old Block"), and wonderful illustrations by the masterful Charles Nahl. Delano was born in Auburn, New York, and was living in Illinois in 1849. He travelled overland to California where he mined in the diggings and operated a shop selling provisions in San Francisco, before settling down in Grass Valley as a banker and agent for Wells Fargo. His writings provide a comic, but also realistic, view of life during the Gold Rush. The great illustrations by Nahl, the "Cruikshank of California," depict scenes in San Francisco and at the gold mines. "Delano.began publishing his witty and delightful observations of California for the PACIFIC NEWS and the CALIFORNIA DAILY COURIER. Well received, they were gathered with other Delano writings into book form in 1853.The publishers enriched the volume with full-page wood engravings by Thomas Armstrong based on drawings by Charles Nahl. The portrait of the long-nosed Old Block on San Francisco's Long Wharf is a classic" - Kurutz. A rare work, accorded a "b" by Howes, and a basic document of the Gold Rush. COWAN, p.163. HOWES D232, "b." GREENWOOD 383. HOWELL 50:1517 (this copy). ROCQ 6047. KURUTZ 181a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Bleak House. With illustrations by H. K. Browne.

      . London, Bradbury and Evans 1853. 8°. XVI, 624 p. and 40 plates (incl. title page and frontispiece) with illustrations by H.K. Browne. Goldschnitt. Blaues Maroquin mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Goldgepr. Portrait auf Deckel und goldgepr. Signatur auf hinterem Deckel. Kanten und Innenkantenvergoldung. (Einband signiert: Bound by Bayntun (Riviere) Bath, England for Sotheran Sackville St. London). First edition. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform. Sehr gutes, sauberes und sehr schönes Exemplar. -CHF 1200.00.

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        The Seer

      Liverpool: Published by S.W. Richards, 1853. Volume 1, Number 1 - Volume 2, Number 8. 320 pp. Octavo. [21 cm] Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards with title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Light overall rubbing to boards, more so at corners. Contemporary gift inscription in ink on the front free endsheet. Following the fall General Conference in 1852, Orson Pratt was called to preside of 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 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 contain 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. Uncommon. Mormon Fifty 40. Flake/Draper 7610. Mormon Imprints 42. Crawley 770

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Krebs").

      Dresden, 24. II. 1853.. 1 S. Gr.-4to.. An einen Julius: "Es ist mein aufrichtiger Wunsch Dich dereinst in unserer Capelle zu besitzen. Auf welche Weise sich solches bewerkstelligen läßt muß d. Zeit lehren. Unsere gegenwärtige Weise ist, daß man als Aspirant eintreten muß, mit einem Gehalte von 150 Th. und so nach dem Absterben der Andern endlich avancirt. Dies ist die traurigste Anwartschaft, so geht es nicht. Indessen d. Nothwendigkeit hat auch schon günstigere Fälle bestimmt und so hoffe ich, daß sich d. Gelegenheit ereignen soll, daß Du sogleich einstens als Virtuose in erwünschter Stellung zu uns kommen sollst. Ausgesprochen habe ich diese Absicht schon gegen d. Intendanten und die Concertmeister [...]". - Krebs debütierte im Alter von sechs Jahren als Pianist und komponierte mit sieben Jahren seine erste Oper ("Feodora"). Seine musikalische Ausbildung erhielt er u. a. bei Ignaz Xaver Seyfried in Wien, wo er 1826 dritter Kapellmeister am Kärntnertortheater wurde. Seit 1827 am Hamburger Stadttheater tätig, trat er 1850 die Nachfolge Richard Wagners an der Dresdner Hofoper an. Krebs komponierte u. a. die Oper "Agnes Bernauer".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVITY OF NAPOLEON AT ST. HELENA.

      L: 1853 1st ed. Three volumes. - Important account of Napoleon's exile based on the letters and journals of Sir Hudson Lowe. Bound in half red leather and marbled boards; marbled endpapers. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Donaueschingen, 15. VIII. 1853.. 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to.. An den Komponisten und Musikschriftsteller Richard Pohl (1826-96) in Baden-Baden: "Hochgeehrtester Herr! Ihr werthes Schreiben v. 7. Juli nebst Webers Sopran Arie ist mir vor einiger Zeit zugeschickt worden. Daß ich erst heute zur Beantwortung desselben komme, wollen Sie gefälligst damit entschuldigen, indem ich zuvor noch mit meinem Freunde dem Hr. Böhm über Manches Rücksprache nehmen mußte, und mir erst heute seine Antwort zugekommen ist. - - - Ihr Urtheil über Webers Fest Cantate stimmt ganz mit meinen Ansichten überein. Auch bin ich mit dem Titel Erntefest vollkommen einverstanden. Was die Abkürzungen der allzulangen Recitative betrifft, so bin ich der Ansicht, daß Sie dieses schon des Textes wegen am besten selbst machen könnten. Sollte auch durch diese Kürzungen die Melodie und Harmoniefolge nicht immer genau auf einander passen, so ist dieses leicht mit einigen anderen Akkorden abgeändert ohne daß Webers Composition Schaden dadurch erleidet. - Bezüglich der Arie muß ich sehr bedauern daß Sie sich so viel Mühe gegeben haben eine ganz großartige Theater Scene daraus zu schaffen. Da Sie selbst musikalisch sind, so werden Sie mir wohl zu gestehen, daß sich wohl keine Sängerin finden wird, welche 2 Arien hintereinander im Conzerte vortragen soll. Nach der Anlage Ihres Textes müßte ich nicht nur eine Einleitung, sondern auch Recitative, Chor, und eine Cavatine ganz neu komponiren, den[n] die vorhandenen Schlußtackte von Webers Cavatine sind so gewöhnlicher Art, wie sie wohl 100 mal in ganz alten Rossinischen Opern vorgekommen sind. Uiberhaupt ist mir Webers Name viel zu heilig, als daß ich Pfuscher es wagen sollte unter seinem Namen eine ganze Arie zu schreiben. Deshalb ist auch Hr. Böhm darauf eingegangen von dieser Arie nur das zu bringen was vollständig, und nach meinem Dafürhalten für eine Conzert Arie auch hinlänglich lang genug ist. Zudem braucht ja der Text einer Conzert Arie auch keine entschiedene Handlung auszudrücken. Was übrigens die kleine Ouverture oder vielmehr eine Einleitung zur Cantate anbelangt, so konnte ich mir diese Täuschung eher noch erlauben, weil ich doch noch zwei freilich unbedeutende Motive aus dieser heraus gefunden und an einander gereiht habe. Weber hat natürlich selbst das Beste aus der Cantate, zu seiner schon lange bekannten Ouverture benützt. - In der Voraussetzung, daß es Ihnen vielleicht angenehm sein könnte, nicht wieder denselben Weg auf Ihrer Rückreise einzuschlagen, so erlaube ich mir Ihnen vorzuschlagen über hier zu reisen, wo wir dann in einem halben Stündchen die Cantate sowohl als auch die Arie ins Reine bringen könnten, und dadurch das weitläufige Hin- und Herschreiben ersparen würden. Hr. Böhm ist auch ganz dieser Ansicht. Zudem ist diese Tour nicht ganz uninteressant, denn das Höllenthal bei Freiburg wodurch Sie herauf nach D[onaueschingen] müssen ist sehr romantisch, dann ist der Weg von hier aus durch das schöne Höhgau an dem Bodensee ebenfalls sehr reizend, und von Friedrichshafen können Sie dann per Eisenbahn über Nürnberg den Weg nach Leipzig machen. - In der Hoffnung daß Sie geehrter auf diesen meinen Vorschlag eingehen werden, empfiehlt sich unterdessen ganz hochachtungsvoll [...]". - Kl. Ausriss von Siegelöffnung; einige kl. Randläsuren.

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        Autographs for Freedom

      John P. Jewett and Company, Boston 1853 - A collection of literary works by the prominent men and women of the anti-slavery movement, compiled for the Rochester [NY] Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society. Issued in the format of an annual gift book, for which a second series was published the following year. Contents includes a poem and short vignette by Harriet Beecher Stowe; and the first book edition of Frederick Douglass' only attempt at fiction, a novella titled "The Heroic Slave," originally published the same year in his newspaper The North Star. The story is a fictionalized account of the historic figure Madison Washington, an enslaved cook who instigated a revolt on the slave brig Creole on its journey from Virginia to New Orleans; upon gaining control of the ship, the slaves had the ship be taken to Nassau, which was under British occupation at the time. Though they would be taken under British custody, 116 of the participants would be granted their freedom the following year. BAL 11172 (describing Caroline M. Kirkland's contribution "Momma Charlotte"). SABIN 28835. SCHOMBURG IV, p. 3088. WRIGHT II 1033. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's red cloth, covers triple ruled in gilt with gilt cornerpieces and central lozenges, spine also elaborately stamped in gilt, a.e.g.; viii,263pp.; engraved frontispiece and two plates with tissue guards; author signatures in facsimile; some edge wear, corner bumped, upper joint cracked but still about solid; contemporary gift inscription, some light foxing throughout; a Very Good copy of what appears to be the publisher's deluxe binding; this volume would have been more commonly issued in boards or in full -blind-embossed cloth. We have been unable to locate any other copies in this publisher's binding in the trade or in the auction records. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson:

      New York: John C. Riker,, 1853-7. 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 … 9 volumes octavo (225 × 142 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, together with 4 page facsimile of the manuscript draft of the Declaration of Independence. Browning and some foxing to leaves otherwise in excellent condition. First edition. Jefferson's grandson, who inherited his grandfather's papers, had half-heartedly attempted an edition, but in 1848 congress purchased the archive and set about the first genuine attempt to publish the collected works of the Father of the Declaration of Independence, the most scholarly of the Founding Fathers.

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        Map Of All The Rail Roads In The United States In Operation & Progress

      New York.: H. V. Poor, Editor: "American Rail Road Journal".. 1853.. Dissected folding map on linen backing, depicting the railroads of the eastern United States and in those states immediately west of the Mississippi River. Folded map is 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches unfolding to 44 x 41 inches (112 x 104 cm). It has been divided into 24 sheets 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). Thin backing material attached to top and bottom panels of folded map, which is housed in a green fabric-covered slipcase. An uncommon map in remarkably good condition, bright and clean. Outline color delineates each state. Inset maps of Florida and Texas. Lithographed by David McLellan, New York City. Small pinholes in map corners; overall very good condition. The 1854 edition of this map is pictured in Modelski's "Railroad Maps of North America" (Library of Congress 1984; p. 42). Interestingly, the 1853 edition of the map renders the term Rail Road as two words. .

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        A Children's Summer eleven etchings on steel by

      Addey and Co., London 1853 - Illustrated in prose and rhyme by M.L.B. and W.M.C. Large oblong 4to. Unpaginated. 9 full page plates and 2 vignettes - as called for. Original cloth rather faded and stained. A little wear to foot of spine. Foxing throughout though the plates not badly affected; the letter- press much more so. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Confederate Major General Sterling Price document, signed as Governor of Missouri

      Document signed "Sterling Price" as Governor of Missouri, 1 page, April 15, 1853, Jefferson, Missouri, 12.75" x 18". A partly printed Missouri bond signed, owing A.W. Morrison one thousand dollars in twenty years. The document has been mounted to a larger sheet with six interest coupons. There are folds running through the signature and a small hole touching one letter.

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        Sammelblatt, Mittelbild und Randansichen, "Stuttgarter Feuerwehr".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte nach, von und b. Chr. Osswald in Stuttgart,, 1853, 52 x 63,5. Seltener Einblattdruck, nicht bei Schefold. - Dargestellt ist mittig die Parade der Stuttgarter Feuerwehr auf dem Schloßplatz im Jahre 1853. Die Randdarstellungen zeigen die Stuttgarter Feuerwehr bei Lösch- und Rettungseinsätzen ( z.B. Rettung von Personen mittels eines Sprungtuches ). - Aufgezogen, im rechten Teil des Bildes eine größere Fehlstelle.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. .together with the Psalter of David

      London: William Pickering, 1853 - Mary Byfield (1795-1871) worked for the Chiswick Press nearly her entire life, and her contributions played a large part in the looks of many of the smaller Pickering editions. For this volume she cut over 100 blocks, mostly after the designs by Holbein, Durer, Tory and others, but including her contemporary Charlotte Whittingham, although it is next to impossible to tell which are the old designs, and which the new. "The cuts harmonize perfectly with the type (which is Caslon) and this small tome is a triumph of printing as well as of illustration and typography." (McLean; Victorian Book Design). An important and handsome Pickering production (PICKERING, WILLIAM) Reprint of Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book of 1569. 12mo. Title printed in red and black within woodcut border representing the Tree of Jesse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth on verso of title : text of every page surrounded with engraved on wood by Mary Byfield. Bound in full contemporary vellum with red inlaid leather cross on upper covers, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., bookplate. Some external soiling, upper joint cracked but holding, else fine and attractive. Keynes p.86 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church...together with the Psalter of David

      London: William Pickering, 1853. Reprint of Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book of 1569. Title printed in red and black within woodcut border representing the Tree of Jesse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth on verso of title : text of every page surrounded with engraved on wood by Mary Byfield. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in full contemporary vellum with red inlaid leather cross on upper covers, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., bookplate. Some external soiling, upper joint cracked but holding, else fine and attractive. Mary Byfield's Best Work Mary Byfield (1795-1871) worked for the Chiswick Press nearly her entire life, and her contributions played a large part in the looks of many of the smaller Pickering editions. For this volume she cut over 100 blocks, mostly after the designs by Holbein, Durer, Tory and others, but including her contemporary Charlotte Whittingham, although it is next to impossible to tell which are the old designs, and which the new. "The cuts harmonize perfectly with the type (which is Caslon) and this small tome is a triumph of printing as well as of illustration and typography." (McLean; Victorian Book Design). An important and handsome Pickering production.

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        A New Map of Palestine or the Holy Land with Part of Egypt

      1853. Seaton, Robert A New Map of Palestine or the Holy Land with Part of Egypt. London, Admiralty of England, 1853. Folding wall map with decorative cartouche and inset views. Original steel engraving hand-colored at the time of publication. Sheet size: 34 x 39 1/2 in.

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

      Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, 1853. Third Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 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.

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        Beiträge zur Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen.

      - Breslau, Trewendt & Granier, 1853, 4°, X, 150 pp., 5 lith. Tafeln mit zahlr. Abbildungem, feiner Pappband; Stempel auf Titel. Erste Ausgabe dieses klassischen Werkes der Frakturenlehre. - Albrecht Theodor Middeldorpf (1824-1868), Professor der Chirurgie in Breslau, förderte die dortige orthopädische Heilanstalt", gilt als wissenschaftlicher und technischer Begründer der Galvanokaustik. - Middeldorpf war Schüler Purkinje's, Johannes Müller's und Dieffenbach's. Als junger Arzt hatte Middeldorpf "nach dem 18. März 1848 in Berlin zum ersten Male Gelegenheit, Schusswunden in Menge zu sehen". - Die Hauptgrundlage (dieser Habilitationsschrift) bildet die eigene Erfahrung, gestützt auf einige hundert Fälle, unter denen ich mehr als dreihundert auf der chirurgischen . Abtheilung des Hospitals zu Allerheiligen genau journalisierte und beobachtete". (Vorwort) - "Das sehr geschätzte Werk" wurde als Habilitationsschrift verwendet und hier in erweiterter Form als Buch herausgegeben. Für die Diagnose war unter den Fällen reiches Material vorhanden, auch die selteneren Brüche. - Die instruktiven lithographierten Tafeln zeigen Verbände, Streck- und Beugevorrichtungen, Apparate und Liegekonstruktionen zur Behandlung von Brüchen. - Valentin 252. Hirsch-H. IV, pp.2; ABD 21, p.208; Haeser I, p.964; Graetzer, Lebensbilder-schlesischer Ärzte, pp.144-152 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gold Finder of Australia; how he went, how he fared, and how he made his fortune Illustrated with Forty-eight Magnificent Engravings, from authentic sketches taken in the Colony

      London: Clarke, Beeton & Company, 1853. Octavo, with engraved and printed title pages, and 47 other plates; a very good copy in half tan morocco by Bayntun, spine in raised bands with gilt lettering. Popular and eminently digestible account of an itinerant digger on the Australian goldfields, spuriously presented as a firsthand account yet the work of a London hack journalist seeking to capitalise on the goldrush fever of the 1850s.The book is abundantly illustrated with engravings taken from several sources, mainly the work of Samuel Thomas Gill, though he is not credited as the artist. The unacknowledged reproduction of Gill's Australian scenes was not limited to this book as pirate editions of his goldfields scenes appeared in both England and Germany during the gold rush era.According to his own account, the author arrived in Melbourne in 1852 and made his fortune at the Bendigo goldfields. Yet John Sherer was a London journalist who almost certainly never visited the colony, and composed this rollicking account from various sources both published and anecdotal. Although written under false pretences, popular accounts of the diggings such as this did much to inform popular perceptions of Australia during the 1850s. Interestingly The Gold-Finder of Australia was also issued by the publishers Clarke, Beeton & Company serially in 24 separate penny sections as a part of the 'People's Illustrated Editions' which included Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin amongst other titles.Artifice aside, the book makes for compelling if somewhat melodramatic reading: 'we found the skeleton of an unlucky Digger, who, like ourselves had evidently lost his way in the woods and evidently perished from weariness and want. The position in which he lay was revoltingly natural. His fleshless skull reclined upon the bleached bone of his arm, as if he had just lain down to repose...'Of special interest is the decorated title page illustrated with goldfields scenes. The page features the Emu and Kangaroo crest bearing the motto "Advance Australia" (appropriately, the crest sits atop a mound of tools including shovels, pick-axes and a prospectors gold cradle).

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        The American Aboriginal Portfolio

      Lippincott Grambo & Co., Philadelphia 1853 - Bright blue, gilt-stamped boards, all edges gilt. Scattered foxing. 26 steel engravings. A handsome copy.; Engraving; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 84 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rollo's Tour in Europe: Rollo on the Atlantic (1853); Rollo in Paris (1854); Rollo in Switzerland (1854); Rollo on the Rhine (1855); Rollo in London (1855)

      Boston: W. J. Reynolds, 1853. First Editions. Illustrated. 5 vols. Sm 8vo. Original maroon cloth, covers heavily embossed in blind, spines gilt titled, spines a bit spotted and sunned, occasional light foxing, overall near fine, and attractive, with contemporary ownership signatures of James Rindge Stanwood of Portsmouth, NH. Rollo in Europe--First Editions Jacob Abbott (1803-79), an American congregational minister and educator, wrote the famous Rollo series of books (Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, etc.) to teach his young readers specific moral values and concepts. In these travel books, following the picturesque and educational experiences of Rollo and his uncle in narrative form, the young reader is taken along as though he were an accompanying guest, a lively format which helped to account for the books' immense popularity. The character of Rollo was modelled on Abbot's son Lyman, who himself became a distinguished minister and editor.

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