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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 5 comprising text pages129-158 & plates 21-25 as issued in original wraps

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company. Very Good. 1853. First Edition; First. Wraps. Cover soiled; exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; Lithograph; 4to; 30 pages .

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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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        Familien Tutings lustresa till Bomarsund [The journey of the Tuting family to Bomarsund].

      1853 - (Stockholm, A. J. Salmson, 1854?) Oblong-8:o. Lithographed title & 50 lithographed plates.Green contemporary half morocco with gilt spine and marbled edges. Covers decorated in blind. Spine somewhat faded, corners bumped. Insert fine but closely cut in lower margin on leaf 3 and 14 with minimal and unsignificant loss of text. Bookplate. A fine copy.Printing place and printer from Linnström "Svenskt boklexikon". The journey was caused by the fall of the fortress at Bomarsund on Åland during the Crimean War and as this event took place in 1854 the year of printing stated in Linnström - 1853 - is incorrect. Fritz von Dardel (1817-1901) was born in Switzerland by a Swedish mother, moved to Sweden in 1833 and made a military career with a short break in 1839, when he studied art in Paris. He also worked as a military attaché in Paris 1858-62. His close friendship with Charles XV of Sweden and their mutual interest in art resulted in Dardel's appointment to both director and president of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1864. He also had several commissions of trust in connection with the foundation and activity of the National Museum in Stockholm. As an artist he had his greatest strength in caricatures and on-the-spot sketches. He published a number of albums with cartoons and contributed to both Swedish and foreign periodicals. Several of his works are pictorial narratives resembling comic-books, of which "Familjen Tutings lustresa" is perhaps the prime example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture; etc.etc.

      Longma, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1853 - New edition. Bound into 2 volumes. 8vo. Pp xxiv, 674; 675 to1317. Numerous illustrations. Half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, edsges and endpapers. A little rubbed, but a handsome copy from the library of Tarradale House with bookplates to front paste-down endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Första Resa fran Cairo till Arabiska Öknen i April 1845. Fragment.

      Helsingfors (Helsinki), (S. Baranovskij for) J. Simelius, 1853. - 8vo. VII, (1), 126 pp., final blank f. With lithogr. map at the end of the volume; printed notes of a Bedouin melody within the text. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped spine title and marbled sides, original printed yellow wrappers bound within with wood-engraved desert illustration on back cover. First edition, published posthumously. - Extremely rare account of Wallin's principal journey through Arabia, unknown to most bibliographers: "It was not until two years after his death", writes Henze, "that the report of his first (and most important) journey (performed in 1845, a year before the appearance of the first volume of Carl Ritter's 'Arabia') was published". This refers to the English "Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca", which was printed in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1854. In fact, an extensive account of the first leg of this highly significant journey was first given to the world in December 1853, but little more than a year after the author's passing. Of this Swedish-language book, edited by Berndt Otto Schauman, less than two dozen copies are known worldwide, 12 of which are in Finnish libraries (the remainder distributed throughout Sweden [4 copies], Germany [2 copies], Denmark, France, and the U.S.A. [a single copy each]). In contrast with the later JRGS publication, the present work includes an appendix rendering Arabic terms and phrases that occur throughout the text in the original language and script. - Like his more famous contemporary J. L. Burckhardt, Wallin was fluent in Arabic and, in local costume, was capable of passing for a scholarly sheikh. Indeed, the two explorers are often compared: "I see many points of resemblance between them, the same iron constitution, the same versatility, the same indomitable energy, the same imperturbable temper" (H. C. Rawlinson, quoted in Henze). Financially backed by his alma mater, the University of Helsinki, Wallin departed for the Middle East in 1843 and set out on his expeditions from Cairo under the name of Abd al-Wali. "In 1845, proceeding southeast across the wastelands of the Nafud Desert, he reached Ha'il then continued by force of circumstances southward to Medina and Mecca. From there he returned to Egypt" (Howgego). More precisely, he "moved eastwards from Wadi al-Araba, first touching upon the upper regions of Wadi Sirhan, then on to the oasis of Djuf ('Algawf') and crossed the central regions of Shammar, via Djobbah ('Gubbi'), the Great Nefud ('Nufood'), and Hail [.] Of Shammar and its inhabitants he provided the fullest account, unsurpassed by later travellers in its scholarly precision" (Henze). After his return to Europe in 1850, Wallin was made Professor of oriental languages at Helsingfors. His notes provide a detailed overview of the political and religious movements and the role of the different tribes in Palestine and especially in Saudi Arabia. - Occasional brownstaining; binding somewhat rubbed, but a fine copy on the whole. Provenance: Contemp. ownership "Bergelin" to front wrapper cover; bookplate of the journalist Kurt Bergengren (1920-85) on pastedown. K.-E. Henriksson (A Wallin Bibliography), in: Studia orientalia 17 (1952), p. 13-16, at p. 13. OCLC 551923531. Cf. Macro 2262. Howgego II (1800-50), W12, p. 627. Henze V, 452 (all citing only the 1854 JRGS publication). Cf. Fück 198 (mentioning the journey). Not in Gay or Ibrahim-Hilmy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 2. VI. o. J.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Hrn. Dr. Breuning: "Ich ersuche Sie einer Dame Frau von Lucas geborne Lehmann, deren Arzt weggereist ist, u. krank wurde, so bald als möglich eine Visite zu machen, warum ich so frey bin Sie zu bitten - indem ich ihr keinen besseren u. geschickteren Heil-Künstler als Sie recommandiren konnte [...]". - Der aus Baden bei Wien stammende Pianist erfuhr seine musikalische Ausbildung durch Carl Czerny und Josef Fischhof "und trat bald erfolgreich in den Salons der Wr. Gesellschaft auf. Ab 1853 begann er mit Konzertreisen und trat mit größtem Erfolg in Europa, ab 1845 auch in Amerika auf. Meyer, als Komponist wie als Pianist typischer Repräsentant der Salonmusik, geriet gegen Ende seines Lebens in Vergessenheit" (ÖBL V, 437).

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        Views in America, Great Britain, Switzerland

      1853. AMERICAN TRADE CARDS. A bound volume containing 97 Trade Advertisements printed on the versos of plates from Views in America, Great Britain, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, The Holy Land, etc. Small folio, 268 x 203 mm, bound in publisher's full black morocco, intricate gilt tooling and lettering on covers. New York: J. Milton Emerson, 1853. |~||~||~||~| A most curious album of mid nineteenth-century American trade cards printed on the versos of steel-engraved plates by W.H. Bartlett which must have been remaindered from the popular series of books illustrated with world views by Bartlett. An index at the front of the volume lists all the American companies included in the advertisements by the merchandise they produce: Apothecaries and Druggists, Book-Binders, Carpetings, China Ware, Cut and Stained Glass, Daguerreotype Miniatures, Engravers, Fur Dealers, Harnesses, Hotels, Ink, Jewelry & Silver Ware, Lamps & Gas Fixtures, Locks, Maps, Music and Musical Instruments, Piano Fortes, Printers, School Furniture, Spices, Window Shades, etc. For Example: under J. Camblin & Co. Manufacturers of Cut and Stained Glass, they state in their ad: "Have constantly on hand, Solar Globes, and Shades of every description, Chandeliers, Pendants, Brackets, Gas Fixtures of the latest styles and patterns. Solar, fluid and Camphene lamps, Hall Lanterns, with stained and cut glass, Stained ground and cut glass for Churches, Steamboats, Hotels, Hall and Parlour Doors, Dome lights, &c". The book remains in its original publisher's deluxe binding, and is complete as issued. Rebacked with original spine laid down.

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        Six Dramas

      London: William Pickering,, 1853. Freely Translated by Edward FitzGerald. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. "Sold" ink stamp to half-title. Spine repaired, binding rubbed, marked, and faded to spine and edges of boards. A very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by the translator to the actor and theatre manager Charles Macready (1793?-1873) on the half-title "To C. Macready with the translator's respects"; also signed and dated 1858 by Macready on the same page. The two men were good friends. FitzGerald often attended Macready's performances and wrote several reviews of his acting. "Inspired by his friend Edward Cowell, a self-taught linguist, FitzGerald began studying Spanish about 1850, and by 1853 he was proficient enough to publish a translation of six dramas by Calderón. Usually insisting on anonymity, FitzGerald allowed his name to appear on the title-page to distinguish his translation from another appearing at the same time; this was the only time he allowed his name to appear on any of his publications. FitzGerald's book came in for criticism for its very free translation, something FitzGerald himself openly admitted" (ODNB). His most famous translation, similarly free, was The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1859).

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        Första Resa fran Cairo till Arabiska Öknen i April 1845. Fragment.

      Helsingfors (Helsinki), (S. Baranovskij for) J. Simelius, 1853.. 8vo. VII, (1), 126 pp., final blank f. With lithogr. map at the end of the volume; printed notes of a Bedouin melody within the text. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped spine title and marbled sides, original printed yellow wrappers bound within with wood-engraved desert illustration on back cover.. First edition, published posthumously. - Extremely rare account of Wallin's principal journey through Arabia, unknown to most bibliographers: "It was not until two years after his death", writes Henze, "that the report of his first (and most important) journey (performed in 1845, a year before the appearance of the first volume of Carl Ritter's 'Arabia') was published". This refers to the English "Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca", which was printed in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1854. In fact, an extensive account of the first leg of this highly significant journey was first given to the world in December 1853, but little more than a year after the author's passing. Of this Swedish-language book, edited by Berndt Otto Schauman, less than two dozen copies are known worldwide, 12 of which are in Finnish libraries (the remainder distributed throughout Sweden [4 copies], Germany [2 copies], Denmark, France, and the U.S.A. [a single copy each]). In contrast with the later JRGS publication, the present work includes an appendix rendering Arabic terms and phrases that occur throughout the text in the original language and script. - Like his more famous contemporary J. L. Burckhardt, Wallin was fluent in Arabic and, in local costume, was capable of passing for a scholarly sheikh. Indeed, the two explorers are often compared: "I see many points of resemblance between them, the same iron constitution, the same versatility, the same indomitable energy, the same imperturbable temper" (H. C. Rawlinson, quoted in Henze). Financially backed by his alma mater, the University of Helsinki, Wallin departed for the Middle East in 1843 and set out on his expeditions from Cairo under the name of Abd al-Wali. "In 1845, proceeding southeast across the wastelands of the Nafud Desert, he reached Ha'il then continued by force of circumstances southward to Medina and Mecca. From there he returned to Egypt" (Howgego). More precisely, he "moved eastwards from Wadi al-Araba, first touching upon the upper regions of Wadi Sirhan, then on to the oasis of Djuf ('Algawf') and crossed the central regions of Shammar, via Djobbah ('Gubbi'), the Great Nefud ('Nufood'), and Hail [...] Of Shammar and its inhabitants he provided the fullest account, unsurpassed by later travellers in its scholarly precision" (Henze). After his return to Europe in 1850, Wallin was made Professor of oriental languages at Helsingfors. His notes provide a detailed overview of the political and religious movements and the role of the different tribes in Palestine and especially in Saudi Arabia. - Occasional brownstaining; binding somewhat rubbed, but a fine copy on the whole. Provenance: Contemp. ownership "Bergelin" to front wrapper cover; bookplate of the journalist Kurt Bergengren (1920-85) on pastedown. - K.-E. Henriksson (A Wallin Bibliography), in: Studia orientalia 17 (1952), p. 13-16, at p. 13. OCLC 551923531. Cf. Macro 2262. Howgego II (1800-50), W12, p. 627. Henze V, 452 (all citing only the 1854 JRGS publication). Cf. Fück 198 (mentioning the journey). Not in Gay or Ibrahim-Hilmy.

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        Original-Skizzenheft in Bleistift von 12 Seiten mit 10 Zeichnungen Whistlers aus und um Lyme-Regis sowie Hastings. Die Blätter meist signiert und teils datiert ( um 1853 ). ( Original Sketch book Whistlers with 10 pencil drawings, signed )

      1853.. Das kleine Skizzenheft mit insgesamt 6 Blättern = 12 Seiten mit originalen Bleistift-Skizzen Whistlers auf altem Büttenpapier ( das Büttenpapier mit Wasserzeichen *J.WHATMAN - TURKEY MILL 1853 * gemarkt). Die erste Skizze zeigt ein altes Kastell oder Tor, etwas unleserlich bezeichnet *South Gate* (?), Lyme Regis, 1853 - Whistler. Auf der umliegenden Seite 2 Ansichten Küstenszenerie jeweils mit *Whistler* signiert. Das nächste Blatt zeigt ein altes Kastell in der Landschaft, rechts unten mit *Whistler* signiert, undatiert. Die umliegende Seite ohne Zeichnung. Das dritte Blatt zeigt auf der Vorderseite das gleiche Kastell in Parklandschaft, rechts unten mit *Whistler* signiert. Die Rückseite sowie die Vorderseite des vierten Blattes als doppelblattgroße Ansicht des *Hastings-Castles*, von Whistler mit *Hasting Castle, June 1853, Whistler* bezeichnet, datiert und signiert. Gezeigt wird die Ruine des Hasting-Castles an der Steilküste. Auf der Rückseite eine kleine Illustration eines Bauers mit Vieh. Das fünfte Blatt auf der Vorderseite mit Ansicht einer baumbestandenen Graslandschaft, die Rückseite hiervon ohne Illustration. Das sechste und letzte Blatt ist dreigeteilt: Obenstehend mit Ansicht *St. Leonards Bay. Beefy (? unleserlich ) Head in distance. Hierunter *Hastings Castle, St. Leonards....Head from East Cliff. Die darunterstehende Skizze zeigt *East Cliff, Hastings*, diese Skizze wiederum mit *Whistler* signiert. Die Rückseite des Blattes mit *Whistler 1852-53* bezeichnet sowie einigen handschriftlichen Berechnungen. Die Blätter jeweils fadengeheftet ohne Einband. Blattgröße 25,5 x 20 cm. Die Blätter teils etwas fleckig, teils berieben, teils leicht angeknickt. Die vorliegenden 6 Blätter wohl ursprünglich Teil eines größeren Skizzenheftes Whistlers zwischen 1852 und 1853 angelegt. Das Skizzenheft beinhaltet insgesamt 1 doppelblattgroße Skizze, 4 blattgroße Skizzen sowie 5 größere Skizzen auf zusammen 2 Blättern nebst einigen kleinen Detailskizzen. Die wiederholte Signatur Whistlers entspricht der bei *ArtpriceÜ und *artsignaturedictionary* eingestellten Signatur Whistlers. ( Provenienz: Alter Pirvatbesitz*.

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        Governor's Message. To the Members of Council, and House of Representatives, of the Legislature of Utah

      [1853], [Salt Lake City] 1853 - 8pp. Octavo [20 cm] One uncut sheet. This work has not been sewn. Corners dog-eared. Split at the foot fold between the first and last leaf. the lower left margin of page 3-4 is missing. We can locate two institutional copies. Scarce. According to Crawley "The third annual session of the Utah territorial legislature opened in the Council House at Great Salt Lake City on December 12, 1853, and ran for forty days, through January 20, 1854. In the morning of the second day, the two houses met with the governor in joint session to receive his message, which was read to the assembly by Thomas Bullock. When Bullock had finished, the joint session ordered the message printed in pamphlet form in 1,000 copies and in the Deseret News, and the following day he and Willard Richards read a proof. The message is reprinted in the [Deseret] News of December 15 from the pamphlet setting, in the 'Millennial Star' of April 8, and 15, 1854, and in the 'Journals of the House of Representatives, Council, and Joint Sessions, of the Third Annual Session, of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah.'" Crawley 843. Flake/Draper 9353 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Norway and its Glaciers visited in 1851; followed by Journals of Excursions in the High Alps of Dauphine, Berne and Savoy.

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black First Edition 1853 - 4to. xiv, 349pp. With ten coloured lithographic plates, two maps ( one folding), and other text illustrations. Original boards decorated in blind rebacked in quarter tan morocco with raised bands and new end papers. Ex lib stamps to half title and foot of title page - not intrusive. Generally a very good copy. Neate F44. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 18 articles et mémoires sur le choléra parus entre 1853 et 1877

      Original editions of these items and memories. Half green sweatband. Smooth back with pieces of black titles. Rubbing on spine and jaw. Edges and corners with missing paper. Very interesting and remarkable meeting of platelets on cholera, relating the numerous epidemics, including those of 1865 and 1866, and the battle that medicine engaged against this disease. - Asiatic cholera. Its nature and treatment J. Quaissac. Montpellier and Paris. Coulet and Baillère. 1875 20pp. - Cholera in the hospital Cochin (1865). Clinical study by Bourneville. Paris. Delahaye. 1873 48pp. - Cholera is contagious? by Dr. Stanski. Paris. Baillère. 1866 45pp. - From the 1865 cholera epidemic in the hospital Laribosière observed by Dr. EA Langronne. Paris. Parent. 1866 73pp. Sending the author on p. fake title. - Historical note on outbreaks of arrondissemnt Clermont followed by a report on the epidemic Mezel. Year 1866 By Dr. Nivet. Clermont-Ferrand. F. Thibaud. 1869 20pp. - Memory on the Asian cholera morbus. Desciption of the galleys of Brest relation to an outbreak of cholera that prevailed at this in 1849 ... By Marcellin Duval. Paris, Brest. Baillère. 1853 84pp. A leaflet table. - Research on the nosology and treatment of epidemic cholera seen in its forms and secondary symptoms (epidemics of 1835 and 1866) by Dr. Besnier. Paris. Delahaye. 1877 192pp. Sending the author. - What you think of cholera in the medical world. Current status of this question by Dr. L. Corréger. Paris. Noblet. 1866 32pp. - Condoms and remedies of cholera within the reach of everyone by P. Poggioli. Paris. Baillère and son. 1866 39pp. Article repeated 2 times. - Some considerations on the general treatment of cholera by Mr. Davreux. Liège. Carmanne. 1869 17pp. Article repeated 2 times. - Statistics annotated cholera deaths in the district of madness-Méricourt (eleventh district) during the two years 1865 and 1866 by Dr. Gery father. 16pp. No title page. - Contribution to the study of thermometry in cholera (seen at Paris in 1873 epidemic) by Dr. H. Gripat. Angers. 1876 ??30pp. 4 tables flyers. - Cholera. Invasiveness and means condoms Felix Boureau. Paris. Delahaye. 1868 47pp. - Study on cholera by Dr. Nicaise. Paris. Baillère. 1868 45pp. - Instructions on conservation measures taken in Batna (Algeria) during the 1867 cholera and outcomes by EI Dukerley. Paris. Delahaye. 1868 69pp. A folding map. Relationship of the cholera epidemic of 1865 in the Saint-Antoine Hospital by Dr. C. Decori. Paris. Delahaye. 1866 91pp. - Infinitely small encountered in cholera patients. Etiology, prevention, treatment with cholera had micrographic plates by G. Danet. Paris. Delahaye. 1873 159pp. 7 pl. - Note on the treatment of cholera in a division of the charity office compared to cholera treatment in civil hospitals in Paris by Dr. C. Pinel. Meeting of 15 November 1866, 31pp. Delahaye, Masson, Etc. Paris, Liège 1853 fort in 8 (16x22cm) Un Vol. relié

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        Emaux et camées

      Second edition original part because increased two poems. Bound in black half shagreen, spine decorated with four bands triple gilded boxes, frames two cold nets on flat black cardboard guards and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author "To my friend Valve ...". Some spots. Eugène Didier Paris 1853 9,5x15,5cm relié

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        Bleak House

      London: Chapman and Hall, 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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        Bleak House With illustrations by H K Browne [Phiz]

      London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1853. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern calf over green, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical description; pp. xvi. 624 : plates ; 23 cm. With a half-title. With additional title page, engraved. Physical description; [9], viii-xvi, 624 p., [39] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. (8vo). Notes; Printer's imprint on title page verso and colophon. With a dedication to the Guild of Literature and Art (f. [A]3r). Illustrated with a steel-etched frontispiece, etched title leaf, and 38 etched plates. Originally published in 20 numbers in 19 parts (the last two numbers published in one part) between March 1852 and September 1853, published in one volume 12th Sept. 1853. 1st edition issue points present: "elgble" on page 19 line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. Referenced by Sadleir 682.

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        Hyperion

      London - David Bogue, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of this romantic novel by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion follows a young American protagonist named Paul Flemming as he travels through GermanyIllustrated with nearly on hundred engravings on wood. The main character's wandering is partially inspired by the death of a friend. The author had also recently lost someone close to him. Longfellow's first wife, Mary Storer Potter, died in Rotterdam in the Netherlands after a miscarriage in 1836; Longfellow was deeply saddened by her death and noted in his diary: All day I am weary and sad . . . and at night I cry myself to sleep like a child. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, although a little rubbed and with some marks to the boards. Some wear to the head and tailofthe spine also. Font hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright and clean, save for some scattered light foxing and the occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Bilder aus der Hessischen Vorzeit.

      Darmstadt, Jonghaus, G., 1853.. 4 Bll., 474 SS. u. 51 lithogr.Tafeln, teils mehrfach gefalt., teils mit Tongrund, 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. (l. fl., ber. u. best.). Stempel auf dem Titel, verso gelöschter Stempel. - Mit Ansichten von Battenberg, Münzenberg, Merlau, Jägertal bei Romrod, Lichtenberg, Staufenberg u.a. - Innen tadellos sauber und wohl erhalten.

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        Reveries of a Bachelor

      London - C. H. Clarke, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A work from American author, Donald Grant Mitchell, published under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Illustrated throughout with engraved plates. Binder's label of Pring and Price to rear pastedown. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound, though rubbed, with some slight wear to the extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Tipped-in illustrations of a butterfly to the rear pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some handling marks and instances of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Miscellanea di Cose Inedite o Rare

      Firenze - Tommaso Baracchi, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce treasury of Italianpoetry and prose in a fine binding. In Italian. Francesco Corazzini, 1832-1914, was an Italian writer. Condition: In a full pigskin leather binding. Externally, some marks. With a library label to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with scattered foxing. With a Torquay Natural History Society bookplate to the front pastedown, and blindstamps to the front free-endpaper and half title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century

      London - Smith, Elder and Company, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection of the lectures given in England, Scotland, and the USA by William Makepeace Thackeray on the humourists of the literary humourists of the eighteenth century. Includes lectures on Swift, Congreve, Addison, Steele, Prior, Gay, Pope, Sterne and Goldsmith. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbles boards. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally,firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        TEN MONTHS AMONG THE TENTS OF THE TUSKI with Incidents of an Arctic Boat Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, as Far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

      John Murray, 1853. Hardback. Good. 1st Edition: xvi, 417pp, illustrated, 11 illustrations of which 4 lithographic plates (3 tinted), 1 coloured folding map. [MISSING the lithographic frontispiece] . Rebound, contemporary half leather with bluse marbled boards, gilt ruling and titling to spine. A rare and very important book on the expedition led by T.E.L. Moore on the Brigg Plover in search of Sir John Franklin. The expedition, in which Hooper participated as a marine officer, was forced to winter in Providence-Bay, where Hooper could gather an enormous wealth of useful information on the Tuski. When the ship was free of ice, Hooper joined Pullen's boat expedition along the arctic north coast of America to the Mackenzie River and Cape Bathurst. In summer 1850 the expedition crossed the northenmost part of Canada and returned to England. - Henze II, 622/23. The book also contains information on the culture of the North Alaska Esquimaux and the Tuski. Hooper travelled aboard the Plover as Acting mate with the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition from Plymouth (1848-52) under Captain T.E.L. Moore. The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to serve as a search and supply ship for John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition (1845-48) and to assist with Henry Kellett's ship Herald of the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition (1848-50). The Plover over-wintered in 1848-49 in a small bay on the Siberian coastline near a Chukchi village, and enjoyed excellent relations with the Natives. Hooper's detailed descriptions of the customs, dwellings, clothing and beliefs of the Chukchis and adjacent North Alaskan Eskimos are complemented in his narrative by colour plates illustrative of the people and their ways of life. The following spring, W.J.S. Pullen and Hooper embarked on a coastal exploration of the region between Wainwright Inlet and Mackenzie River for traces of the Franklin Expedition. [AB 7395]. Covers heavily worn, front hinge beginning to split, some leather missing from corners and spine. Previous owners signature on fep, pages age toned,p415 split in hinge, some minor foxing but overall a nice clean copy. Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 2323. .

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

      First Edition by George Bell, London: 1853. 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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        Original pen sketch of Lady Hutchinson as a "dandy"

      - Signed "Geo Cruikshank 1853" (or 1823?). with the light pencil inscription at the side "Lady Hutchinson". On artists paper 8x9". The jaunty figure is evidently a woman dressed as a dandy, and measures 6" from top hat to toes. The suggestion of a bosom and wide hips accents the narrow waist. The small round face has a mop of hair and manicured beard & moustache. Accompanied by another sheet of artist paper inscribed "To John Horrall (?) one of the best from Tom Fry July 28/13". Cruikshank was probably one of the most renowned caricaturists of his day, and his delightfully detailed commentaries on the human state. The item came with other Cruikshank signed proofs of other printed caricatures. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of England from the Accession of James The Second. 4 Vols

      Longman, Brown, Green, London 1853 - Vols 1-4. Vols 1 & 2 published 1853, Vols 3 & 4 published 1856. Handsome half calf and marbled boards. Gilt panelling and leather title labels to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. A handsome set. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Practice of the Courts of the State of California, Carefully Adapted to the Existing Law. Cohen 9076

      New York: Banks, Gould & Co., 144 Nassau Street [etc.], 1853. Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, a bit rubbed, some staining, mainly to the lower margin, else quite a good copy Only edition of the first legal treatise on California law, treating first of the courts' jurisdiction and practice in the general courts, probate courts, and justices courts, followed by subsequent chapters devoted to California's substantive law

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        Hard Cash

      London: Sampson, Low, Son, & Marston, , 1853. A Matter-of-Fact Romance. 3 volumes, octavo (195 × 123 mm). Later blue-green crushed morocco by Worsfold, double gilt fillet panel to the boards, raised bands to the spine, compartments gilt with foliate tools and onlay red tulips, inner gilt dentelles, top edges gilt. Lightly browned, spines a touch sunned, but a very handsome set First edition of this highly successful and immensely scurrilous best-seller exposing the abuses of the "trade in lunacy", the hero, Alfred Hardie, being improperly confined in a series of private mad-houses. In the fairly transparent guise of Dr. Wycherley, Reade savagely burlesques Dr. John Conolly, whose conduct had been exposed in several court cases as questionable at the very least: "his transparent rationalizations, and the convenient congruence between his beliefs and his self-interest… [his] pretensions to gentlemanly status are mocked, and his vaunted psychological acumen exposed as a pious fraud" (Scull, "A Victorian Alienist: John Conolly" in Bynum, Porter & Shepherd, The Anatomy of Madness, I).

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1853-1863.. Zus. 5 S., 8°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Baumgartner veröffentlichte Untersuchungen zur Mechanik, zu Dampfkesseln und -maschinen und gab 1826-1837 die "Zeitschrift für Physik und verwandte Wissenschaften" heraus. Nach seiner Lehrtätigkeit leitete er Porzellan- und Tabakfabriken und 1846-48 die Errichtung der elektrischen Telegraphen. 1847 wurde er zum Hofrat bei der Allgemeinen Hofkammer, zum Leiter des Eisenbahnwesens und 1848 zum Minister der öffentlichen Arbeiten ernannt. 1851 erfolgte seine Berufung zum Handels- und Finanzminister, seine Erhebung in den Freiherrenstand und die Wahl zum Präsidenten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Nach dem Rücktritt von seinen Ministerämtern gehörte Baumgartner dem Staatsrat und seit 1861 dem österreichischen Herrenhaus an. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Ränder tlw. m. Knickspuren bzw. kl. Einrissen. -

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        Villette. By Currer Bell

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1853. 3 volumes, octavo (192 × 117 mm). 20th century brown crushed morocco, three-line gilt border on sides, decorative gilt spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Riviere & Son; original cloth bindings bound in at the end of each volume. Bookplates of the American banker Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) and his son-in-law Lynde Selden. A little wear and partial splitting to a few joints but sound, with the publishers' advertisements at the end of volume I. First edition, a handsomely bound, tall copy of Charlotte Brontë 's third novel and the last to be published in her lifetime.

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        LES PETITS VOYAGEURS EN CALIFORNIE

      A. Mame et Cie, Tours 1853 - 188pp; 8 full-color, chromolithographed plates. Text in the original French. This is the tale of a Frenchman and two boys who journey from Le Havre to California in search of gold. We are told of their hard work at the gold mines, the joys and travails of mining life, and their sundry adventures. Bound in elaborate, pictorial black cloth, stamped in gilt and colors on both covers and on spine; inner rear hinge repaired, otherwise near fine condition. 7.75" x 4.75" This is the Volkmann copy with his Golden Bear bookplate. [Gumuchian 1159. Sabin 12350.]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mont-Revêche

      Four vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné (boards of Vol. IV slightly discolored), single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: A. Cadot, 1853. First edition. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on each free front endpaper. .

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        Des Types et des Manières des Maîtres Graveurs, pour servir à l'Histoire de la Gravure en Italie, en Allemagne, dans les Pays-Bas et en France, par Jules Renouvier. Complet des 4 parties : Au XVe siécle (1 v), Au XVIe siècle (1 v), Aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles ( 2 v).

      Boehm - Montpellier, Boehm, Imprimeur de l'Académie, 1853, 1854, 1855 et 1856. 4 volumes in-4, 114 p, 220 p., 126 p. & 160 p. Bien complet de toutes les pages de titres et de tous les index. Brochés, bon état malgré les dos un peu frottés au niveau des coiffes. Rare.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 21. IX. 1853.. 1 S., 4°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - "[...] Als sein wichtigster Beitrag zur Wissenschaft gilt heute die erste geologische Karte von ganz Frankreich. Wesentliche Aspekte seiner Theorie über den Ursprung der Kettengebirge und ihre Ursache (vermutete Kontraktion der Erde) waren für den größten Teil des 19. Jahrhunderts maßgeblich [...]" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Wenige Knickspuren. -

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        Zypressen im Klosterhof Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rom

      1853. Farbkreide mit Bleistift und Weißhöhung auf blau-grauem Papier mit Wasserzeichen "Fabriano", unten links signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "C. Metz Rom 1853", 56 x 47,8 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Denkt man an italienische Zypressen in der deutschen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts, so fallen einem zuerst die berühmten Exemplare der Villa d'Este in Tivoli ein. Ernst Fries, August Lucas, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer oder Oswald Achenbach haben sich alle der charakteristischen Baumformation in diesem Park angenommen und in der Verdichtung des Blattwerks bei gleichzeitigem Auseinanderstreben der einzelnen Stämme ein mustergültiges Studienobjekt gefunden, das durch filigrane Komplexität und voluminöse Massenanordnung gleichermaßen fordert. Cäsar Metz zeigt in dieser Zeichnung allerdings nicht die Tivoli-Zypressen, sondern jene im Klosterhof der Kirche Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rom. Sie wurde in die Überreste der Diokletiansthermen eingebaut und entstand nach Plänen Michelangelos. Die mittlere Zypresse im Gartenhof des Karthäuserklosters soll gar vom Meister selbst gepflanzt worden sein, was im Renaissance-begeisterten 19. Jahrhundert den Ort per se interessant machte. Um so verwunderlicher ist es, wie selten diese heute zerstörten Zypressen im Vergleich mit jenen aus Tivoli dargestellt wurden. Das prominenteste Beispiel stammt von dem dänischen Künstler Martinus Rörbye (1803-1848), der 1841 die Zypressen in einer elaborierten Ölskizze festhielt (Vgl.-Abb. 6). Doch Metz gewichtet seine ungewöhnlich großformatige Zeichnung gänzlich anders als der Kollege zwölf Jahre vorher. Die Bäume erscheinen nicht etwa eingebettet in den narrativen Kontext der Klostermauern, wo sie zwar bildbestimmendes Motiv, aber nicht autonom sind. Vielmehr erreicht Metz durch den gänzlichen Verzicht auf eine einbettende Umgebung in der Vereinzelung einen starken Abstraktionsgrad, der sich ganz auf das Zusammenspiel von Linien und Volumen in den Bäumen konzentriert. Der im Vordergrund angedeutete Brunnen trägt wenig zur Klärung der Szenerie bei, denn er ist nur als solcher zu erkennen, wenn man um seine Funktion bereits weiß. Für sich ist auch dieses Liniengebilde zu abstrakt. Dieses Separieren verleiht den Bäumen einen monumentalen Charakter, der keiner Umgebung mehr bedarf. Die Zypresse bot sich als Baum mit charakteristisch hoher und geschlossener Form für diesen Aspekt der Bildpräsentation besonders gut an. Gleichzeitig verkörperte er durch die radikale Vertikale und den unregelmäßigen, gebrochenen Wuchs eine deutliche Abkehr von dem Ideal eines Landschaftsbaumes, wie ihn die Malerei seit Poussin favorisierte. Weder bietet er Schutz noch rahmt er ein. Im Ideal des querformatigen, ausgewogen sich in die Tiefe staffelnden Landschaftsraumes ist die Zypresse ein Fremdkörper. So verwundert es auch nicht, dass Carl Blechen in ihren langgliedrigen Ästen und ausgefranst wolkigen Blättern eher gespensterhafte Wesen als eigentliche Bäume erkennt. Zwar tendiert Cäsar Metz in dieser Arbeit nicht in solch eine mystisch aufgeladene Richtung, doch auch bei ihm bestimmt die individuelle Besonderheit der Zypressenbäume die Art der Darstellung. Die einzigartige Präsenz der Charakterbäume verlangt nach einer fokussierenden Präsentation.

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        The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization.

      . London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. Three volumes in three. Thick 8vo. 1,185 [xl, 484; 661] pp., 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed full cloth with gilt title on the spines.l Rare hand-coloured edition of this standard work on molluscs is the source of many new, valid names and of type-designations. Uncoloured copies are rather common, but the last coloured copy for sale was probably the one listed in Junk's "Conchology. Old and rare books list 52" (published ca. 1986). As noted in that catalogue, the fine colouring is confined mainly to the living animals. There are an unusually high number of living specimens figured. Many living animals were drawn by Arthur Adams while on board the "Samarang". The gutta-percha binding of the plate volume has perished, but otherwise this is a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 25..

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        Alarming Prospect The Single Ladies off to the Diggings

      London 1853 - Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, very good, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields.The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the artist was renowned English caricaturist John Leech (1816-1874). Some of the ladies wait on the dock while a crowded ship bustles with belles in bonnets. One suitor is snubbed by a haughty lady with the caption "Bother yer hundred pounds and house in the public line! A likely start indeed!" while another lady in a yellow bonnet sneers "A twopenny, ha'penny fellow!". This disarming satire reveals the insecurity in society regarding the social mobility of women, and more widespread concerns about the population drain to the goldfields.This image was recently reproduced in Gold: forgotten histories and lost objects of Australia (2001) as emblematic of the social upheaval of the new discoveries of gold.

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        1853 VILLETTE CHARLOTTE BRONTE 1ST AMERICAN EDITION ORIGINAL CLOTH JANE EYRE $$$

      VILLETTE 1853; Currer Bell aka Charlotte Bronte; First American Edition, First Issue; New York, Harper & Brothers; 502 Pages +20 of Ads; w5.4"xh7.7"; Very Rare!!! Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector. Great Gift Idea!!!ATTRIBUTES:A Charming, sleek original dark purple cloth cover design with pretty stamped boards, monogram stamped centerpieces to both sides, gold labeling to spine with stamped publishers mark to lower spine, yellow end pages and a Great Classic from the Famed Author!!! SUMMARY: Villette is an 1853 novel by Charlotte Brontë. After an unspecified family disaster, the protagonist Lucy Snowe travels from England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls' school, where she is drawn into adventure and romance. Villette begins with its famously passive protagonist, Lucy Snowe, age 14, staying at the home of her godmother Mrs. Bretton. Also in residence are Mrs. Bretton's son, John Graham Bretton (whom the family calls Graham), and a young visitor, Paulina Home (who is called Polly). Polly is a peculiar little girl who soon develops a deep devotion to Graham, who showers her with attention. But Polly's visit is cut short when her father arrives to take her away.BACKGROUND:Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 ?" 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She published her best known novel, Jane Eyre, under the pen name Currer Bell.CONDITION:Condition is Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, some browning to boards/spine, two small indents to top of front board, blemish to upper right corner of first few pages/title pages have a few blemishes, some margins here and there, most pages are very good, hinges/text block are very good for over 160 years old!!!

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        Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West; Or the Experience of an Early Settler

      Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London 1853 - UNUSUAL BINDING AND INTERESTING STAMPING ON SPINESTwo Volume. (Vol. I) xix & 311 pp., (Vol. II) vii & 344 pp.Professionally rebound with original custom binding. Both volumes have minor rubbing and chipping to the corners and spine edges, as well as chipping to the seals. Heads are gilted. Marbled endpapers with black & white pictorial book plates on both ends of the books. Light foxing and soiling to the pages. Both volumes are half red leather over marble boards. Gilt lettering and design on the spine, with black & red seals on the bottom ends of the spine. Both volumes have an unsigned Libris book plate on inside front cover. Volume one has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of coming out of the locks of Sault. Ste. Maire. Volume two has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of main street Winnipeg. The author was the brother of the Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine (Parr Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.). On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich. His autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signed 3 Times! Millard Fillmore Signed Book from his Library with marginal notes in his hand and signed notation at conclusion: ?Finished reading this volume / Nov. 23d, 1865 M.F.?

      "On December 12, 1853, Millard Fillmore purchased the first five volumes of ?Bancroft?s History of the United States? for a total of $10. This is one of them.Book, ?History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent? by George Bancroft. Volume V. 459pp, 6? x9?. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1852. Signed vertically on the inside cover ?Millard Fillmore / Dec. 12, 1853? in ink and ?Millard Fillmore / Dec. 12. 1853? in pencil on the title page where he has also penned the book?s location on his library shelf: ?I ?" C.? Stamped ?E.J. Fillmore? on the lower edge of inside cover. Frontispiece missing. Brown cloth. Rubbed. Gilt lettered on spine: ?Bancroft?s / History / of the / United States / Vol. V.? At the base of the spine, stamped in gold around an eagle: ?Westward the star of empire takes its way.? Very Good.Millard Fillmore has made pencil notations in the margins: ?Frederick the great (p6), ?Devils Hole? (p132), ?Islands on the S. coast of Newfound land? (p188), ?Charles Watson Wentworth? (p300), Great Grandson of Charles 2d? (p302), ?Tennessee R.? (p336), and, at bottom of last page of book, Fillmore has written and signed: ?Finished reading this volume / Nov. 23d 1865 M.F.? "

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        Examen de las Penitenciarias de los Estados Unidos

      New York, 1853. First Edition. Orig. publisher's cloth. A very good copy; some slight spotting to the cloth. lg. 8vo., There are 5 large fldg. litho. plates. The author was a Peruvian judge sent by his government to report on the American prison system. The first part of the book is given over to an account of his travels and visits to penitentiaries on the east coast of the USA. The second part is devoted to explaining his own design for a prison (illustrated) based on his research. A very interesting book on institutional design based on American examples. Sabin # 59328.

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