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

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

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

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

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Adelaide, W.C. Cox, Printer, 1853 - Octavo, 46 pages. Antique-style quarter calf and marbled papered boards; title page slightly dusty and a trifle marked, with two tiny closed tears to the top edge; a few pencilled emphases to the margins; light vertical crease down the centre of the last six leaves; an excellent copy. The author, Clerk of the Executive Council of South Australia, was on board the vessel; this is his account of the first successful navigation of the Murray as far as Swan Hill by Captain Francis Cadell. Fellow-passenger James Allen also published his version of events. Captain William Randell and his paddle-steamer 'Mary Ann' left Goolwa at the Murray mouth ahead of Cadell and travelled much farther up the Murray, but Cadell overtook him en route and reached Swan Hill first. However, both men deservedly earned the bonus of 2000 pounds offered by the South Australian Government 'for each of the first two steamers to travel up the Murray as far as the Darling junction' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Bleak House

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

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

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

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        Bleak House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Moore's Celebrated Winners - West Australian

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

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        The Illustrated News. 1853

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

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

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

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

      A BUDDHIST PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE TEMPLES OF KYOTO Osaka 1853, - Shogagoshi.Blue stitched stiff wrs., dusty, sometitle slips rubbed away, contents clean, solid, 10 vol. set,woodblock printed on hand-made mulberry paper, 18 x 25.5 cm.31+75+61+50+59+37+64+50+60 double folded leaves. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington, The

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

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

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

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        The Three Musketeers Translated By William Robson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Seer.

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

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        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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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