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        Rerum Italicarum Scriptores. Editio Altera. Volumen I scilicet editionis principalis Tomi I Pars I: Historia Miscella

      Apud Editores - Augustae Taurinorum, 1853. 0,56 Volume della metà dell'800 in 8°, buono stato, coperta in mezzapergamena con angoli, su dorso tassello in pelle con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, pochi segni del tempo, tagli poco bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in ottimo stato. I tavola fuori formato, ben piegata, precede la prefazione. Talloncino adesivo su risguardia, primo e ultimo foglio di guardia, questo ultimo presenta una abrasione. I tomo Parte I della collana Rerum Italiacarum Scriptores. II edizione. USATO

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        A missão especial do Visconde de Abrantes de Outubro de 1844 á Outubro de 1846.

      Rio de Janeiro, Emp. Typ. Dous de Dezembro de P. Brito, Impressor da Casa Imperial, 1853. - 2 volumes. Large 8°, original printed green (volume I) and yellow (volume II) wrappers (spine of volume I somewhat defective at head). Largely uncut and unopened. Occasional light spotting. Overall a fine set. Author's signed presentation inscription on title-page of volume II: "Ao Illmº Sr. António Joaquim d'Azevedo Feyo // offerecio o [illeg.] amigo // M. d'Abrantes". (1 l.), x, 323 pp.; ix, 478 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The object of this mission was to negotiate a treaty of commerce between Brazil and Prussia. The author provides as well some observations concerning London, Paris, Denmark and Belgium, about the independence of Uruguay, the aims of the great powers, river navigation in South America, and the administrative and military organization of Prussia. There are brief sections on Brazilian protests against the Aberdeen Bill and the recognition of Paraguayan independence.*** Innocêncio VI, 229. Porbase locates two copies, both at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a copy each at Oxford University, British Library, and Institute of Historical Research. Not located in Melvyl. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr James Batcheller Regarding the...

      1853. Governor Steele Discusses a Controversial Murder Case Recorded in McDade Steele, John Hardy [1789-1865]. [Batcheller, Dr. James (d. 1866)]. [Comings, William]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr. James Batcheller, Peterborough, NH, April 14, 1853]. Single leaf folded to form bifolium, all 10" x 7-3/4," franked on verso, with postage stamp. Content in neat hand to recto and versos of first leaf. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few tiny stains. $750. * Steele was the governor of New Hampshire. His letter discusses facts pointing to the innocence or guilt of William Comings, who was convicted of strangling his wife with a handkerchief, then suspending her body from a bedpost to make her death look like a suicide. Comings was convicted and appealed his case unsuccessfully. He was then pardoned by Governor Steele, who felt the case had been mismanaged and the jury biased. This case was the subject of a pamphlet that is recorded in McDade. See McDade, The Annals of Murder 208.

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        Ferdinand Hodler. Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde / Ferdinand Hodler: Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde. Band 3: Die Figurenbilder

      Ferdinand Hodler (1853&ndash1918), als Künstler bedeutend und umstritten zugleich, brachte an der Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert die Schweizer Malerei zu internationaler Geltung. Seine Landschaften und Porträts, seine monumentalen Historien- und symbolistischen Figurenbilder wurden überall in Europa ausgestellt. Sie fanden Eingang in zahlreiche öffentliche und private Sammlungen und wurden in Publikationen diskutiert, gelobt und kritisiert. Mit rund 630 Gemälden entspricht die Gattung der Figurenbilder umfangmässig etwa Hodlers Landschaftswerk. Der Bogen spannt sich von den patriotischen und religiösen Genrebildern bis zu den um 1890 mit dem Schlüsselwerk Die Nacht einsetzenden symbolistischen Menschenbildern und den Historiengemälden. Der nun erscheinende dritte Band des grossen Werkverzeichnisses von Hodlers Gemälden widmet sich diesem zentralen Teil seines Schaffens. Mit einer Einleitung der Herausgeber, dem chronologisch geordneten Katalogteil sowie dem umfangreichen Anhang, der unter anderem auch fragliche und irrtümliche Zuschreibungen sowie Fälschungen auflistet, setzt das Buch das Referenzwerk fort, das wissenschaftliche Kriterien erfüllt und Experten ebenso wie Liebhaber von Hodlers Kunst anspricht. Einzelheiten: Herausgeber: Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft SIK-ISEA / Illustrationen: 840 farb. u. 222 schw.-w. Abb. / Erscheinungstermin: 16.05.2017 / Einband: Festeinband im Schuber / Seiten arabisch: 624 / Verlag: Scheidegger & Spiess / Gewicht: 4480 gr / Breite: 23.5 cm / Zustand: Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.

      London: Charles Westerton,, 1853. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped decoration to spine, blind-stamped panel to covers, edges untrimmed, yellow endpapers. Spine slightly rolled and bumped at head and foot, slight splitting to material at head and foot of front cover joint, very slight rubbing and marking to covers, wear to corners, one signature standing slightly proud, some foxing to contents, later pencil marks and a few annotations by certain passages. Still a very good copy. First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the Governor-General; the book is a vindication of his actions, and a strong criticism of Dalhousie's governance of India. In Charles's account, his actions had averted a mutiny and yet he had been penalised for it, whilst a mutinous spirit was smouldering due to mismanagement of the government of India - a prescient observation, four years before The Great Mutiny. Death interrupted his book, resulting in his brother editing and publishing it. William cared deeply about his brother's reputation, and would later write a four-volume biography of him; he added a final chapter to this work, explicitly stating "History is not asleep, she will vindicate the wronged man's fame". George Thomas Napier, the owner of the book, was the former Governor of The Cape of Good Hope; the book is a good association copy linking the three Napier brothers, each an important figure in British imperial and literary history.

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Passed by the Fifteenth General Assembly, at Their Session begun and held in the City of Springfield, December 7, 1846 [with] LAWS.ILLINOIS, Passed.First Session of the Sixteenth General Assembly.January 1, 1849.

      Lanphier & Walker, Springfield, IL 1853 - 15th Session: 182 pages of text, xii pages of index. 16th Session: 240 pages of text, [ii], xxii pages of index; also printed in 1853 with no mention of reprinting. Original paper-covered boards, rebacked in ordinary library cloth with minor evidence of label removal at bottom of spine. Institutional bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, stamp to bottom and top of closed page edges, and evidence of pocket removal on rear paste-down endpaper. "Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the abstracts of the certificates for provisions and materials, as per certificates of John B. Weber, in the Nauvoo expedition, under Governor Ford." Contains the "Constitution of the State of Illinois, adopted by the Convention August 31, 1847, Ratified by Vote of the People March 6, 1848, and in Force from an After April 1, 1848" printed in 1853 by the same printer as the original. Mormon. Americana. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a mission to Central Africa performed in the years 1850-51, under the orders and expense of Her Majesty's Government.

      London Chapman and Hall 1853 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxviii, 343; viii, 359pp., folding map, contemporary calf gilt, spines in seven compartments, morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, a fine set. Scarce. The account of Richardson's expedition to Lake Tchad, Richardson dying of fever shortly before the Lake was reached. His text was seen through the press by Bayle St. John. Richardson, (1806–1851), traveller in Africa and anti-slavery campaigner, was born in Lincolnshire, and was educated for the evangelical ministry. He joined the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society on its foundation in 1839 and helped to direct the attention of the society to the hitherto neglected trans-Saharan and Mediterranean slave trade. Mission to Central Africa is his most important work. As in his earlier travels, he was going through territory little known to, and certainly seldom described by, Europeans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Harper and Brothers, USA 1853 - 1st US Edition 1853. First american edition of Villette under the Charlotte Bronte pseudonym Currer Bell. It has been sympathetically and professionally bound up in half leather and hand marbled paper covered boards. Book is is very good++ and bright. Contents good with lightly age toned pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Usi e costumi di Napoli e contorni descritti e dipinti.

      Stabilimento tipografico di Gaetano Nobile, 1853. In-8 gr. (mm. 267x179), 2 voll., bella legatura in pelle marrone coeva, cornici a secco e tit. in oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni e tit. oro, conserv. le copp. orig. figurate, pp. XIX +324 - pp. 340. L'opera è magnificamente illustrata da 100 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acquaforte e colorate a mano d'epoca, protette da veline, raffiguranti usi, costumi o scene popolari di Napoli e dei suoi contorni. I due volumi sono firmati ai frontespizi dall'autore. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Fera/Morlicchio "Regno di Napoli e delle Due Sicilie",I,399: "Opera famosa arricchita dalle 100 finissime incisioni, eseguite da Duclère, Pisante, Mattei, Fusaro, Cucinotta, De Bartolo e Filippo Palizzi. Testi di: Cozzovick, Rocco, Coppola, Mastriani, Dalbono, Orgitano, De Bourcard. Bellissimo esemplare.

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        Mappemonde en deux Hémisphères. L'État actuel des connaissances Géographiques et les derniers Voyages Autour du Monde.

      1853 - Paris, 1853. Coloured steel engraving, printed on four sheets conjoined, total 980 x 1310mm. A large scale double-hemisphere world map published in the middle of the 19th century, with decorative embellishments top and bottom. This map was usually issued separately as a folding map, although this is the rare uncut example, which was probably bound into Andriveau Goujon's scarce 'Atlas Choix'

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        Eigenh. Lebenslauf. Leiden, 5. IV. 1853.

      1853. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Ein für den Brockhaus Verlag bestimmtes Manuskript zu seinem Lebenslauf: "Leemans (Dr Conradus) Director des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Alterthümer in Leyden - geboren in Zalt-Boemel, ein Städtchen in der Niederländ. Provinz Gelderland, am 23ten April 1809 - ; ist der älteste der fünf Kinder des verstorbenen doct. Wilhelmus Leemans und dessen Frau H. R. Ganderheyden. Sein Vater zog, nachdem er 25 Jahren die praxis ausgeübt, von Zalt-Boemel mit seiner Familie nach Leyden, um dort in Ruhe zu leben und für die Erziehung seiner Kinder zu sorgen [...]".

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        新訂 地球萬國方圖 [Shintei Chikyū bankoku hōzu] [Newly-edited Map of the World]

      [Japan] : [s.n.], Kaei 6 [1853]. Hand coloured woodblock print, 720 x 1260 mm folding to 245 x 160 mm, original papered boards and title label (rubbed), occasional strengthening with Japanese tissue along the folds. A Mercator projection map of the world, lacking publication details except for publication date shown in the legend. Inset two hemispheres and two polar projections with Antarctica noticeably absent. Australia is recognised as both 'New Holland' and 'Australia'. The seal on the upper right indicates this map was possibly held in the sutra library of a Japanese Buddhist temple.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

      1853. LAYARD, Austen H. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum. xxiii, [1], 686, [2] pp. Illustrated with 5 folding maps and plans, 11 engraved plates of the ruins and their environs (2 folding), and 232 woodcuts illustrating the text, many being full-page. 8vo., 221 x 140 mm, bound in the original (and famous) Edmonds & Remnants blind-stamped brown ribbed cloth, blocked to a Babylonian motif, portraying a human-headed bull in profile, his wings spread round the upper covers, within a frame below a sample of cuneiform script, spine title lettered in gilt within the statue's breastplate, printed brick-red endpapers. London: John Murray, 1853. First Edition of Layard's account of his historic expedition, in which he investigated the ruins of Babylon and the mounds of southern Mesopotamia. Of the eleven engraved plates, six are in lithograph (three tinted). Until Layard's exploration, the identification of the site of Nineveh had long perplexed various archeologists. His excavations revealed palaces and a cuneiform library. The city of Nineveh, which is often mentioned in the Bible, was the capital of the Assyrian empire and reached its full glory under Sennacherib and Assurbanipal. The city fell in 612 B.C. to a coalition of Babylonians, Medes and Scythians. The successful results of the years Layard spent among the ruins are, of course, renowned. Some isolated foxing as usual. The elaborate Victorian publisher's binding (reproduced by Abbey on Plate XX) is in unusually fine condition. Blackmer 969. Abbey, Travel 364. Cat. Russica, No. L370.

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        Schoolteacher's letter describing a young slave's attack upon attack upon three children in her classroom

      Wading River, Long Island, New York 1853 - This 4-page letter from a schoolteacher to her aunt, apparently in Bridgeport, Connecticut, measures approximately 6.5" x 8.5". It is in very nice shape. Much of the letter concerns news about family and friends, however Clarissa notes that "My school is not yet out but will be soon, and then I shall feel my self quite at liberty. I usually have 9 scholars, more than half must to be read in words of one or two syllables, which makes it quite tiresome and dull to me. But I have very little troble to make them mind; most are very good." However, she devotes two paragraphs to: "quite a scene [that] occurred at school. While myself and the elder children had gone to the beach for a walk, a colored boy belonging to Mr. Paynes came into the school room and began to beat three little children I had left there-two of them was not much hurt, but Laura Ann Hulse was badly injured. Her back was fairly black & blue, and the skin was broke in many places. Her head was all bloody and her hand and arms much swollen where he had beat her with my ruler which he took from the desk. The children were too small to offer any resistance, and he told them if they attempted to make any noise, he would kill them. Mrs. Hulse took the child before the 'village squire' and obtained a warrant for his apprehension. Accordingly, on Monday afternoon, he was carried to jail, where his is to stay three months." This calls to mind Nat Turner's massacre of ten white children at Waller's School, and even though Long Island in 1853 was a far cry from Southampton County, Virginia in 1831, it's quite surprising that Mr. Paynes' slave received such a light sentence for his violent and bloody attack upon these students. Very scarce. As of 2017, other than the testimony associated with Nat Turner's rebellion, no other first-hand manuscript accounts of such attacks are held by institutions per OCLC. None are in the trade; and no similar auction records are found at Rare Book Hub or ABPC.

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        The Pantropheon; or, History of food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world. Embellished with 42 steel plates, illustrating the greatest gastronomic marvels of antiquity.

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1853 - FIRST EDITION. Half title, front., title printed in black & gold, plates printed on stiff card, 6pp ads for the works of A. Soyer. Orig. royal blue wavy-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to gilt on front board, sl. wear to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Frederick Perkins. A nice bright copy. This is an unacknowledged translation of an unpublished work by the French writer Alphonse Duhart-Fauvet. Soyer was given the manuscript to translate, and passed off the work as his own, but it is nevertheless an important contribution to the history of gastronomy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Glasgow, Bell And Bain(1853). 1st edition. Period Half leather and marbled boards with raised spine and leather spine title. Leeser's contribution is 8 pages. In this overview of Judaism, the "Pastor of the Hebrew Portuguese Congregation, Philadelphia, " Rev. Isaac Leeser, takes the reader back to the times of Abraham and Moses, presents Maimonides' Thirteen Articles of Faith, and quotes Mendelssohn's "Jerusalem" concerning the significance of the commandments and ceremonies. Some wear to leather, Very Good Condition (k-amr-2-1A) .

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. Octavo. Hardcover without jacket as issued in VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Green leatherbound boards with gilt filagree ornamentation; marbled text-block and decorative endpapers. General edge-wear to boards, including surface scratches, chipping, rubbing and flaking to leather. Bookplate on paste down end page and previous owner's signature to fly-leaf. Text is clean. Binding is sturdy.Shelve:CASE #7Spine is dark green leather with gilt decoration and gilt text on red band. Dupont.

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        Comédies et proverbes

      - Charpentier, Paris 1853, In-12 (11,5x18cm), 454pp. et 423pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Importante edizione collettiva parte originale, che contiene per la prima volta: Una porta deve essere aperta o chiusa (tra cui l'edizione originale è apparso nel 1849), non possiamo pensare di qualsiasi (edizione originale), Louison (prima edizione nel 1849), Bettina (edizione originale pubblicato nel 1851), Carmosine (Edition) e Barberine che ha un atto aggiuntivo. Leganti metà epoca dolore rosso. Zaini nervi scatole decorate. reti di grasso fredde tra i nervi. sfregamento Luce per angoli e spigoli. Molto bella copia, particolarmente fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Importante édition collective en partie originale, contenant pour la première fois : Il faut qu'une porte soit ouverte ou fermée (dont l'édition originale a paru en 1849), On ne saurait penser à tout (Edition originale), Louison (première édition en 1849), Bettine (Edition originale parue en 1851), Carmosine (Edition originale), et Barberine qui possède un acte supplémentaire. En comparaison, la première édition collective de 1840 n'avait qu'un seul volume. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons. Filets gras à froid entre les nerfs. Légers frottements aux coins et bordures. Très bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Armorial des villes, bourgs, et communautés de la Lorraine et du Barrois.

      Nancy, Cayon-Liebault libraire éditeur, 1853, - in-4to, (31x24 cm) 1 f. blanche + 16 feuilles gravées de l?armorial (par J. Cayon del et sculp) + 1 f. blanche, non rogné, pt. etiquette de la Libr. ?Gaston Saffroy? à l?int. du premier plat, cartonnage original (32x25.5 cm) avec le titre gravé sur le plat devant, qqs peu poussiéreux, frotté. Rare. Les planches gravées sont 1) le titre gravé. 2) une planche ?Signes adoptés dans le blason. Pour figurer les métaux et les couleurs. 3) 14 planches num. 1 à 13 + 1 planche entre 1 et 2 non num. des blasons gravé114503s.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Smith, Elder & Co. 1853 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Bound without ads or colophon leaf in vol. III. 3 vols in 1 in contemp. half maroon calf by J. & J. Vice of Nottingham, spine with raised gilt bands & black leather label. An attractive copy. Sadleir 349; Wolff 828. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instrucción utilísima y fácil para confesar. Particular y generalmente, para prepararse y recibir la Sagrada Comunión. Se descubren muchos defectos porque se hacen malas confesiones: se dan reglas para conocer lo que es pecado mortal y venial; se ponen Mu

      Imprenta de los editores, Portal del Águila de Oro, México. 1853 - De Jaen, P. Fray Manuel (Ministro, Capuchino de la provincia de Castilla). Instrucción utilísima y fácil para confesar. Particular y generalmente, para prepararse y recibir la Sagrada Comunión. Se descubren muchos defectos porque se hacen malas confesiones: se dan reglas para conocer lo que es pecado mortal y venial; se ponen muchas dudas de escrúpulo y sus respuestas; medios para acordarse, dolerse y enmendarse de las culpas; acusación general por los mandamientos, otra para religiosos y sacerdotes; oraciones y actos muy devotos para antes y después de confesar y comulgar; el día del buen cristiano, con la vida de su autor. México, Imprenta de los editores, Portal del Águila de Oro, 1853. Características: Buen estado general. Pasta dura en media piel y cartoné. Lomo en piel. Letras y diseño en dorado estampados en el lomo. Lomo ligeramente raspado en el área superior e inferior. Las tapas con un hermoso estampado sobre la tela con ligeras raspaduras en los bordes. A la contraportada le falta un pequeño fragmento en la esquina inferior izquierda. Guardas limpias. Cantos limpios. Incluye un grabado interesante en las páginas medias. 283 p. + índice. (14 x 9.5 cm) Peso: 250 g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 162.38 EUR

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        Paul et Virginie Suivi de la Chaumière Indienne Précédé d'un Notice Historique sur Bernardin Saint-Pierre par M. C. A. Sainte-Beuve de l'Académie Française.

      Paris: Furne, Libraire-Éditeur, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good +. Johannot, Meissonier. 28 cm; 8vo; [xl; 222; 223-300; 301-330; i] A complete copy, with a colored map of lIle de France (Mauritius) and 7 steel-engraved portraits, on China paper bound-in in two states: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre by Lafitte; Marguerite by Johannot; Madame de la Tour by Johannot; Virginie by Johannot; Paul by Johannot; Le Docteur par Meissonier; La Jeune Bramine by Johannot. Additional wood-block illustrations within the text, as well as wood-block text decorations. The two titles are followed by an essay on the vegetation found on Mauritius in the late eighteenth century. Vicaire VII, 71 does not mention copies with plates in two states. Stated: Exemplaire Unique tiré sur papier de cette couleur. Bound in marbled boards with a cloth spine. A very good, extra-illustrated, untrimmed, unique copy.

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        Fulgencio Batista

      , n.d. n.d. The document is an award regarding the literary aid organized by the Province of Havana in commemoration of Jose Marti (1853-1895) a Cuban revolutionary leader who was killed in fight for independence from Spain. A signed and sealed document as President of Cuba.

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        Die Buchbinderei und Prägkunst im 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert. (Examples of Magnificent bindings of the 15th and 16th Centuries.)

      Köln, J.M. Heberle (H. Lempertz)-1865. 1853 - Folio. 47 x 31 cm. Plates 1-10 from Bilder-Hefte zur Geschichte des Bücherhandels und der mit demselben verwandten Künste und Gewerbe by Heinrich Lempertz. Color lithographs by J.C. Braun, Köln. 32 bindings on 10 plates.

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        Vingut's Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the Spanish Language.

      New York: George Lockwood, 1853. From the library of President James A. Garfield. Signed on the front free endpaper with the ownership signature, "J. A. Garfield, M.C." Garfield's personal bookplate, "Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield," is on the front pastedown. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Garfield always had a strong interest in languages and scholarship. After graduating from Williams College in 1856, he returned to Hiram College--where he began his education--as professor of ancient languages. In 1857 he was named president of the school. It is likely that this particular book came into his possession during this time.

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        1853 Buccaneers in America Pirates Caribbean Exquemelin Illustrated Shipwrecks

      Boston : Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1853. First edition (of this editor) - 1853 Buccaneers in America Pirates Caribbean Exquemelin Illustrated Shipwrecks “Go tell the king of England, go tell him thus from me, Though he reigns king o’er all the land, I will reign king at sea!” ¬ – A.O. Exquemelin, History of the Buccaneers, a letter from an anonymous pirate An incredible History of Pirates and Buccaneers of the Caribbean by Exquemelin, complete with illustrations! This book of sea adventures talks of shipwrecks, sea battles, and Spanish buccaneers in the Americas, Indies, and South Sea. Editions of this book printed after 1851 include new notices of pirates off of the coast of New England! Item number: #1508 Price: $550 EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier The history of the buccaneers of America : containing detailed accounts of those bold and daring freebooters, chiefly along the Spanish Main, in the West Indies, and in the great South Sea, succeeding the civil wars in England Boston : Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1853. First edition (of this editor) Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 484p o 15 illustrations, including frontis • Binding: Hardcover cloth; tight & secure • References: Genealogy & local history, LH19940; author’s name from p. 13; Sabin 23494; • Language: English • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1508 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-HORSE-RACE-DITCH-HEDGE-JUMP-FALL-Laporte-Reeve-1853

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Ditch - Liverpool Grand National Steeple Chase in sight of the Aintree Grand Stand'. It is numbered III. It shows: a horse race in progress. One of the jockeys is standing dejectedly beside his fallen horse, as it did not make the jump over the hedge and ditch. Around him other riders are continuing the race. Scarse. Original handcoloured aquatint etching on a vellin paper type. Description: Master print published by Fore, London in 1853. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Etched by R.G. and A.W. Reeve after G.H. Laporte. Richard Gilson Reeve (1803-1889) and August William Reeve (1807-c. 1880) were the sons of English aquatint engraver Richard Reeve (c. 1780-c. 1835), probably trained by their father. Georges Henry Laporte (1799-1873) was a sports painter whose work includes depictions of all aspects of country life: hunting, racing, shooting and animal still-lives. Condition: Very good, given age. Right and left margins with small (closed) tears and creases (not affecting image). A mild crease in the upper left corner of the image. Margins discoloured. Rear: remains from attachment to carrier.General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully Storage location: DP-P2-11 The overall size is ca. 28.9 x 21.5 inch. The image size is ca. 24.4 x 16.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 73.5 x 54.5 cm. The image size is ca. 62 x 42 cm.

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        Antique Book-RHINE, TOPOGRAPHY-Der Rhein und Rheinlande-Lange-Poppel-Kolb-1853

      - History Author: Lange, Ludwig.Title: Der Rhein und die Rheinlande Vorgestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten.Impressum: Darmstadt: Gustav Georg Lange, 1853-1856. edition.Subject(s): TOPOGRAPHY, GERMANY, RHINEDimensions ca. 16 x 24 cm. (ca. 6.3 x 9.4 inch). 4to.Collation: 488, iv; 346, [iv]; 248, [iv] pp.With 184 steel engraved plates, a large folding map and 3 engraved titles. Engraved by: Kolb, Johann; Poppel, Johann. After: Rohbock, Ludwig; Cooke, W.I.; Lange, Ludwig.Volume 1: Erste Abtheilung: von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz; volume 2: Zweite Abtheilung: von Mainz bis Koln; volume 3: Dritte Abtheilung: Von Koln bis an's Meer, Erste Section [until the Dutch border].Bibliography: Andres II, 774; Engelmann II, 826.The first three volumes of this famous work showing the course of the Rhine, with topographical highlights. The fourth volume details the course of the Rhine from the Dutch border to the North Sea, so the Swiss and German section is complete in the three volumes here offered. 3 (of 4) volumes uniform half morocco, gilt decoration and decoration stamped direct to the spine, all edges marbled.Cover condition: Very good: corners and spine ends rubbed and minimally worn.Inside condition: Good: each plate with its tissue guard. Foxed throughout all three volumes, although mainly in the margins, a small tear in one of the (many) folds of the map.Biography: Ludwig Lange (1808-1868) was a German architect and architectural / landscape draughtsman. He studied architecture under Georg August Lerch, after which he worked with Georg Moller for 4 years. From 1830 onwards he studies landscape painting under Carl Rottmann, with whom he travelled to Greece in 1834. Lange became known through his series of lithographs 'Malerischen Ansichten der merkwurdigsten und schonsten Kathedralen, Kirchen und Monumenten der gotischen Baukunst am Rhein, Main und an der Lahn'. Ludwig Rohbock (1820-1883) was a German landscape and architectural draughtsman and steel engraver. He has drawn a huge amount of views of German cities and landscape, most of which were engraved by Johann Poppel. Very little else is known about the course of Rohbock's life.Johann Poppel (1807-1882) was a German copper and steel engraver, architectural draughtsman, landscape painter and publisher. He was taught engraving by Johann Martin Friedrich Geissler in Nurnberg. We have been unable to trace Johann Kolb. Storage location: TPC Box5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First edition, first issue. Octavo; xvi, 624p. With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. Errata listed after list of plates on xvi. First issue points present: "elgble" on page 19 line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. Half leather over marbled boards; gilt spine lettering and decoration. Boards heavily rubbed; slightly shaken; heavy foxing and age-discoloration to interior; previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Good copy only. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont.

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        A List of Natural Flies that are taken by Trout, Grayling, & Smelt in the streams of Ripon.

      1853 - Ripon: W. Harrison. 1853. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp x + 154, 9 plates, 1 text engraving; very good. First edition, second issue, with addenda and tackle plate. One of the first books to apply Alfred Ronalds's entomological approach to a small geographical area, and a model of careful observation that proved extremely useful throughout the country. Westwood & Satchell p. 135. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Jagen und Fangen, Zähmen und Abrichten der Thiere. Ein Bilder- und Lesebuch zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung in der Naturgschichte und Völkerkunde nebst einem Anhange unterhaltender und merkwürdiger Begebenheiten aus der Thierwelt für die Jugend.

      Nürnberg, Lotzbeck, [1853]. - IV, 56 (statt 60 ?) S. mit 55 fein colorierten Abbildungen auf 7 Kupfertafeln Einband berieben und bestoßen. Frontinspiz ausgeschnitten, mit Einriss, aufmontiert. Durchgehend, zum Teil stärker, fleckig. S. 37-40 mit größerem (wenige Zeilen in den Text reichenden) Tintenfleck. Gelegentlich mit Einrissen. Insgesamt in recht gutem Zustand. Wegehaupt I, 1382 (1. Auflage). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 24 x30 cm, privates Halbleinen der Zeit [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Suisse historique & pittoresque descriptions de ses vingt-deux cantons. Ornée de jolies vues gravées sur acier et d'une carte de la Suisse. 2 parties reliées en 1 vol.

      Paris, Didier, 1853, - gr. in-8°, frontispice gravé + faux-titre + titre avec vign. gravée + LVI + 208 p. ; 264 p., avec en tout 30 gravures et une carte en couleur dépl., ms. nom du propriétaire sur verso du titre ?M. Aulard?, reliure en d.-cuir originale, titre doré sur le dos, légèr. usé sur les bords et la coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Edition inconnue des bibliographies consultées. La première éd. date de 1851 (Lonchamp 1866), un deuxième de 1857 (Lonchamp (2827) une troisième de1858 (Lonchamp 2828). Bel ouvrage avec les gravures sur acier d'après les dessins de Girard. Le tour de la Suisse se termine avec le Tessin (par Franscini) suivi par ?La vallée de Chamouny?, et ?des voyages et des voyageurs en Suisse? Il existe une première édition ?La Suisse illustrée. 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 (éd. de 1851 & 1857 & 1858); cf. Waeber III/15 (éd. 1851 seulement ). Perret - ; Barth 17363 (éd. 1858 seulement).

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        [Patmore, Peter George- Presentation Copy] Marriage in May Fair; or, The Comedy of Real Life

      London: Reynell and Weight, 1853. First edition. Bound in three-quarter red morocco, mabled boards with original wrappers bound in. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION. Presentation copy from Patmore on title-page: "To J. Buckstone, Esq. with P. Geo. Patmore's Compts." No copies found. Must have been a very small press run. Scarce thus and possibly a unique copy.

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        ONE OF THE BEST AND CERTAINLY THE FUNNIEST ILLUSTRATED GOLD RUSH LETTERSHEETS; The Miner's Ten Commandments. Composed by Forty-Nine (James M. Hutchings), and illustrated by Harrison Eastman

      San Francisco: Sun Print, 1853. Unbound. Very good. This lettersheet is printed on light blue paper measuring approximately 9.25" x 11.25". The text of the commandments is printed in three centered columns bordered on the right, left, and bottom by ten corresponding vignettes that satirically illustrate each An eleventh vignette, at the top center, features an elephant using its trunk to call a miner's attention to a Ten Commandments broadside that has been posted to the wall of "a clapboard shanty.". Unused and clean with two horizontal and three vertical folds. Minor edge-wear and pinholes at three of the fold junctions. The humorous, tongue-in-cheek, proscriptive Miner's Ten Commandments addressed bad habits, inappropriate behavior, and temptations associated with Gold Rush life: claim jumping, stealing, fighting, gambling, drinking, cheating, lying, etc. (A transcription of the commandments is included.). James M. Hutchings, who had made a fortune in the initial Gold Rush of 1849 but lost it all in a bank failure, first published his parody in the Placerville Herald newspaper in 1853. After it was reprinted as a lettersheet, it proved quite popular with the miners and was so profitable for that he was able to begin publishing his Illustrated California Magazine and amass a fortune once more. An early settler in and fierce promoter of the Yosemite Valley, Hutchings operated the Calaveras Big Tree Grove Hotel. Milford (B-167) notes that this was probably the most popular of the Gold Rush lettersheets. He also notes that the elephant was an allusion an American idiom popularized during the Mexican-American War, "If one has seen the elephant, on has seen it all," which refers to gaining worldly experience at a significant cost. Not often found in condition this nice.

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        History Of The United States From The Discovery Of The American Continent

      Little, Brown, And Company, Boston 1853 - 12 volumes. 8vo. Later edition. Half leather. Repair to about 4 inches of top rear joint of volume 10. Bookplate to front paste downs. Some wear to a few spine ends and fore corners of boards. Occasional stains, foxing, offsetting from plates to adjacent pages; leaves for the most part quite clean. VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      GENNARO APICELLA, NAPOLI 1853 - ITALIANO Edizione nuovamente ristampata e meglio delle altre edizioni da errori corretta. Antico volume, con rilegatura in cartoncino rigido marmorizzato; apposta sul dorso etichetta con titolo ed autore, manoscritti. Pagine stanche, brunite da fioritura, parzialmente distaccate dal dorso. Carta di guardia della quarta con presenza di disegni a penna nera.

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        Souvenir de Beloeil, dédié à son Altesse Sérénissime la Princesse de Ligne, née Princesse Lubomirska.Brussels, Deltombe, 1853. Oblong 1mo (34 x 50.5 cm). With 12 double-tinted lithographed plates (each measuring ca. 24 x 32 cm), by Van der Heecht, Gerlier, Gratry after drawings by Antoine Vasse (11) and Van der Heecht (1) and printed by J. Lots. Contemporary brown half sheepskin.

      De Ganay 249; Oxford companion to gardens, pp. 47-52; WorldCat (3 copies). Very rare first and only edition of an attractive suite of lithographs, limited to 150 copies, of the gardens at Beloeil, "the principal example in Belgium of the classical French style". "It was not until the mid-18th century, at Beloeil, that the French classical garden finally gained a firm hold in the Belgian provinces ... the present gardens are the result of rearrangement made for the most part in the mid-18th century under Prince Claude-Lamoral II de Ligne, assisted principally by the French architect Jean-Baptiste Bergé..." (Oxford companion to gardens).The suite is preceded by letterpress text, including a dedicational poem to the Princess de Ligne whose husband, Prince Eugène had commissioned the most recent additions to the gardens which included an orangery and rustic temple. This poem is followed by three parts, respectively describing the estate, the history of the grounds and castle and a brief history of the family. Some minor stains on the first two pages and a few minor spots throughout, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities and spine damaged.

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        Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science (2 Volume Set)

      Samuel Highley, London, (1853 and 1854) - Octavo. . Volume I: 316pp. and Vol. II: 302pp. Index. Illustrated in color and in black and white with full page and textual illustrations. Sir Edwin Lankester was known for his remarkable researches in comparative anatomy and his work on the role of the microscope in advancing science. Vol. II has the important articles by F.H. Wenham on the microscope and the use of color [with plates at the end of the volume] These first years were published in small print runs and are uncommon. By the time the New Series was issued in 1861, it was noted in the British Medical Journal, the microscope now had taken its place along side the test-tube and the stethoscope. OCLC notes there are copies of the first two volumes are found in Edinburgh University Library and the Hartley Library at the University of Southhampton. Bound in 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, handsomely rebacked in cloth with red and black leather labels gilt, endpapers renewed, wear to corners. A very good set.

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        Gran dizionario della mitologia di tutti i popoli Contenente la favola, o mitologia greca, latina, chinese, maomettana, rabbinica, slava, scandinavia, africana, americana, araba, iconologica, cabalistica, ec. ec., e le antichità de' popoli pià illustri Incominciata sulle tracce del dizionario delle favole di Francesco Noel continuata ed ampliata da F. Romani ed A. Peracchi

      Tipografia e Libreria Pirotta e C., Milano 1853 - Tavola a colori in antiporta, incisa da Batelli e Fanfani. Il testo à riccamente illustrata da 180 tavole acquarellate f.t. che accompagnano le singole voci e da 370 tavole incise in b/n o a colori in fine di volume distribuite sugli otto tomi. Numero di tavole: 550 pp.(14),523;558,(12);(2),759;747,(5);714,(6);856,(2);607;660 altezza 23.5 larghezza 15.5 Esemplare in 8 volumi, ultimi due volumi di supplemento.Rilegato in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati, dorso con fregi in oro e titolo in oro applicato in pelle. Piatti con scoloriture e angoli leggermente schiacciati. Volume IV con tassello del titolo in oro scollato ma presente.Piccolo timbro di appartenenza ai frontespizi. Le carte dei volumi sono ben conservate, con rarissime fioriture, con l'eccezione del IV volume che si presente parzialmente slegato e con tracce di muffa nella parte interna delle carte vicino alla cerniera.

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        The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures. [The Hebrew Bible].

      Philadelphia 371 Walnut Street 1853 - Quarto (28.5 x 25 cm), iv, 1011 pp., 2 blank family record leaves, short closed tear to leaf F3, some light foxing. Contemporary calf gilt, spine in six compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt to second, raised bands. A very good copy. The first complete translation of the Old Testament by a Jewish translator into English. This work was built upon Leeser's 1845 translation of the five books of the Torah. Previous editions published by Jewish translators in England (such as Levi and Alexander) had simply utilized the King James translation. Leeser's preface explains that this massive undertaking sprung from "a desire entertained for more than a quarter of a century, since the day he quitted school in his native land to come to this country, to present to his fellow-Israelites an English version, made by one of themselves, of the Holy Word of God." Readers would now "have an opportunity to study a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence." Rabbi Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was born in Germany and emigrated to America in 1824. The head rabbi of the Synagogue Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, he became America's most influential Jewish writer, editor, and teacher. He promulgated Jewish culture and religious activity in the United States by providing American Jews with the numerous basic religious texts and conceptual tools they needed. Goldman 12 ("first English translation of the complete Bible by a Jew"); Hills 1540; Singerman 1271; Wright, page 124. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph receipt, signed "J. R. Johnston"

      Seguin [Texas], 1853. 1 page. 1 vols. 7 3/4 x 3 5/7 inches. Bill of Sale to S. J. Denman. Folds, tear along left margin not affecting text, some light spotting or discoloration, else in very good condition. 1 page. 1 vols. 7 3/4 x 3 5/7 inches. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of nine hundred dollars "in full payment for a negro woman Kizzy & her child Essex-which woman I warrant sound & a slave for life".

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        Loreley mit Blick auf St. Goarshausen ('Le Rocher De Lurley').

      - altkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. L. Sabatier gedr. v. Jacomme in Paris b. Goupil in Paris & M. Knoedler in New-York, dat. 1853, 38 x 62,5 Nicht bei Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen - Im Vordergrund Salmfischer, Segelboot und Dampfer. - Tadellos erhalten, im Himmel Oxidationsspuren vom Altkolorit. - Sehr selten!

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