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

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1853. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. UNUSUAL BINDING AND INTERESTING STAMPING ON SPINES Two Volume. (Vol. I) xix & 311 pp., (Vol. II) vii & 344 pp.Professionally rebound with original custom binding. Both volumes have minor rubbing and chipping to the corners and spine edges, as well as chipping to the seals. Heads are gilted. Marbled endpapers with black & white pictorial book plates on both ends of the books. Light foxing and soiling to the pages. Both volumes are half red leather over marble boards. Gilt lettering and design on the spine, with black & red seals on the bottom ends of the spine. Both volumes have an unsigned Libris book plate on inside front cover. Volume one has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of coming out of the locks of Sault. Ste. Maire. Volume two has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of main street Winnipeg., The author was the brother of the Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine (Parr Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.). On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich. His autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners.

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        DISCOVERY Of CALIFORNIA And NORTHWEST AMERICA. The FIRST VOYAGE To The COASTS Of CALIFORNIA; Made in the Years 1542 and 1543, by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his Pilot Bartolome Ferrelo

      San Francisco:: Published by Le Count & Strong,. 1853.. 8vo. 1st separate printing (Cowan II, pp. 629-630; Graff 4072; Greenwood 426; Howes T-44; Sabin 94437; Streeter 2748). INSCRIBED by the author to one "Mr Lewis, Los Angeles, Cal.". 19, [1 (blank)] pp. Text double column.. Early marbled paper wrappers, recently added, with printed title lable to front wrapper. Chemised & housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase.. Booklet corners clipped. Some browning & staining. Ex-lib, with. small 'withdrawn' stamp to p. 5 upper margin. A VG copy in a Fine. chemise/slipcase.. Greenwood notes, "Bancroft regards this as a work of considerable importance. Cabrillo reached San Diego in September, 1540, discovered the entire outer coast of the peninsula, and continued northward to explore the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, and Point Reyes. The first true work of California history to be printed in California."

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        THE AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO.

      Lippincott Grambo,, Philadelphia 1853 - Indians, American; Native Americans; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Publisher's original blue, heavily ornate gilded cloth covers. All edges gilt. Light, mainly marginal, foxing to plates. Two owner's [Harry Delano and Thomas HIllis], inked names on first blank, one dated 1853 and one 1919. Engraved title page and 26 b/w plates. Plates go back to the time of Desoto and earlier and cover a variety of subjects, usually of a dramatic nature. Hinges and binding solid. 12-7/8 x 9-1/2. Howes E-17; Sabin 21682 ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das alte Wien. Darstellung der alten Plätze und merkwürdigsten jetzt größtentheils verschwundenen Gebäude Wien's nach den seltensten gleichzeitigen Originalen. Mit einem erläuternden Texte aus den bewährtesten Geschichtsquellen.

      Wien, Sollingers Witwe, 1853. - 12 Hefte in einem Band. Zusammen 268 SS. Mit 44 mehrfach gefalteten, gest. bzw. lithogr. Tafeln. Marmorierter Pappband mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. 4to. Vollständiges Exemplar des gesuchten Werkes zur Stadtgeschichte mit den durchwegs doppelblattgroßen Ansichten von Wiener Straßen, Monumenten, Gebäuden und Plätzen. Die für diese Veduten verwendeten Vorlagen stammen meist noch aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. - Aus der Sammlung Adler, Wien. Innen teils etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Der Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Mayer 403. Nebehay/W. 637. Gugitz III, 12117. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La connaissance des Styles de l`Ornementation. Histoire de l`Ornement,, et des Arts qui s`y rattachent, depuis l`ere Chrétienne jusqu`a nos jours, accompagné de quarante-deux planches

      Paris, D. Guilmard au bureau du journal le Garde-Meuble 1853 - mit 42 Tafeln in Original-Lithographie, einem reich illustrierten Titel in blauer Farbe in Original-Lithographie und zahlreichen weiteren, teils größeren Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten sowie größeren illustrierten Anfangs-Initialen SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR DIESES GESUCHTEN TITELS ohne nennenswerten Berieb, innen stellenweise leicht gebräunt Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 27x34, grünes blindgeprägtes O Ldr mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf der Vorderdecke [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estrecho de Gibraltar. Punta de Europa, Ceuta y Tanger. De: L'Espagne a Vol d'Oiseau.

      Paris, 1853. - Imagen: 28,5x44. Papel: 32,5x45,3. Litografía en blanco y negro. Mágnifica vista del Estrecho por el artista francés tomada desde la "Rock" hacia Ceuta y África. Muy buen estado. Márgenes recortados. Raro.

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago

      Hippolyte Bailliere, London 1853 - Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; a very good copy in half morocco. Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guinea natives. There are numerous discussions of Australian Aborigines elsewhere in the text, particularly those of Melville Island and Port Essington. The fine full-page handcoloured lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten. This is the first edition, separate issue (another version had the series-title "Ethnographical Library" which here only appears as an imprint on the plates). This copy is from the library of Archibald Liversidge, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Sydney, and author of a number of important Australian works on the subject. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Correspondenzblatt des Naturforschenden Vereins zu Riga (später: Korrespondenzblatt d. Naturforscher-Vereins .). Redigirt von F.A.Buhse u. M.R.Gottfriedt (später von C.J.G.Müller u. E.L.Seezen, G.Schweder, R.Meyer u. A.Meder). Jg. 6-8, 10, 11, 13-19, 25-29, 32, 33, 35-63 u. Reg.-Bd. zu Jg. 1-60. Zus. 49 Hefte in 48 Bdn

      Riga, Häcker 1853 (-1939) - Originalausgabe. Wichtigstes baltisches Periodikum, welches insgesamt den Zeitraum von 1845-1939 umfasst, an welchem namhafte Forscher und Wissenschaftler mit Beiträgen aus fünf Sektionen der Naturwissenschaft, der zoologischen, botanischen, mineralog.-geologischen, physikal.-astronomischen und chemischen, mitgearbeitet haben. Mit interessanten Tafeln und Illustrationen aus dem Gebiet der Naturwissenschaften. - Überwiegend tadellos und sauber Mit zahlr. Tafeln, teils in graphischen Techniken Meist in Originalumschlag, einige in Originalleinen, 8°

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        The Works of Daniel Webster **6 Volumes** [Hardcover] by Gordon, George W.

      1853 - A beautiful set. Includes both the 6 volume works of Daniel Webster and 2 volume Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster. 8 volumes in total. Half calf leather, in good condition. Gold gilt decorative spines. Blue marbled cover and blue marbled edges. All the books exhibit very limited cover wear. Would be near fine, but for college library markings, with book plates and stamps on the first and last pages. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 19th edition, 1885 and 1875 printings respectively. Pictures available on request. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN FLORA, OR HISTORY OF PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS: CONTAINING A SYSTEMATIC AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION, NATURAL HISTORY, CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OVER SIX THOUSAND PLANTS, ACCOMPANIED WITH A CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAIL OF THE MEDICINAL EFFECTS, AND OF THE DISEASES IN WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN MOST SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED

      New York: Green & Spencer, 1853-1851-1852-1850.. Four volumes. Four lithographic frontispieces (uncolored portrait of the author, handcolored portrait of Linnaeus, two handcolored plates), four handcolored lithographic additional titles, 182 lithographic plates, some printed in colors, all finished by hand, by Edwin Whitefield, David W. Moody, and others. Quarto. Original red morocco, covers elaborately blocked in gilt, with title in covers, the flat spines decorated in gilt; expertly rebacked and cornered with original spines laid down. Very good. A set of this rare American flora with charming plates, including the very rare fourth volume. The collation for this work varies, as Stafleu notes, "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation," but it is clear from an internal examination that two more plates are required in the first edition of the first volume, than in the second edition as here. Stafleu mentions a second edition and records the pagination correctly, but gives the incorrect number of plates, and the dates vary as well: 1855-1856-1855-1855, as opposed to the present example: 1853-1851-1852-1850. This edition of the first volume includes more text, but two less plates. The number of plates in the remaining volumes is the same in both editions, but the third and fourth volumes of the second edition each include four pages less text. The present set includes an 1853 issue of the first volume, which is complete with an uncolored portrait frontispiece, lithographic additional title, and forty- eight plates. The second volume includes a handcolored frontispiece, additional title, and forty- four plates; the third is complete with a handcolored portrait of Linnaeus, additional title, and forty-six plates; the fourth also has a handcolored frontispiece, additional title, and forty-four plates. Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page." BENNETT, p.103. BRADLEY BIBLIOGRAPHY III, p.58. McGRATH, p.218. B.A. Norton, EDWIN WHITEFIELD, p.145. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 13.290.

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        Villette

      Smith Elder & Co, London, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1853: First Edition. Three volumes bound in original brown cloth and spine in gilt. Adverts at rear dated January, 1853. In Very Good condition. Previous owner name at fronts. Front and rear hinges split, though binding remains strong. Pages are age worn. Light lean to spines. Rubbing to spine ends. Split in cloth at spine of Volume I, and less so to Volume II. A wonderful set, in original bindings.

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        Kleinere Schriften.

      - Erster Band: Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen (all published!). Stuttgart/ Tübingen, J.G. Cotta'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1853. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 8vo (210 x 135mm) & Oblong-4to (205 x 310mm). pp. (4), viii, 474, (2), with 6 folded tables; pp. (4), (2), with 12 (1 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary printed boards, new cloth spine to text. The atlas has its own titlepage reading: "Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur". 8 of the plates were taken from the author's "Vues des Cordillières". Some foxing to plates as usual.Löwenberg 218; Ward & Carozzi 1154. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lexicon Universi Corporis Juris in Quo Repertorium Sententiarum.

      1853 - Rare Nineteenth-Century Italian Law Dictionary Napolitani, Vincentio [1814-1886]. Lexicon Universi Corporis Juris in Quo Repertorium Sententiarum et Regularum, Relatio Legum, Verborum Significatio, Index Titulorum Omnium, Nec non Legum in Universo Corpore Juris Comprehensarum Continentur. Naples: Ex Tipographia Androsio, 1853-56. Four volumes in three books. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over patterned boards, gilt titles and ornaments to spines, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, stains to front board of Volume II. Toning, occasional foxing, faint dampstaining in places, internally clean. * Only edition. With indexes. Devoted to Roman and canon law, this work appears to have been produced as an aid for practicing attorneys. It contains word definitions, phrases and maxims. Its brief entries refer the reader to passages in the Corpus Juris Civilis and Corpus Juris Canonici. OCLC locates 3 copies worldwide, 2 in North America (at the law libraries of Harvard and UC-Berkeley). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells.

      - 1st.ed., 4 vols., royal 8vo., 203 plates of which 201 are finely hand-coloured, a handsome set in nineteenth-century full red morocco, spines ornately gilt in compartments, boards with decorative gilt ruling and framing, a.e.g., bevelled boards, small neat library stamp on front paste-down and small rubbed area at base of spines. London, John van Voorst, 1853. A strikingly handsome copy of the large paper edition with the plates finely hand coloured. Photographs can be sent on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the County of Norfolk, Massachusetts Based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State. The Details from the Best Authorities & from Actual Survey by Henry F. Walling, Civil-Engineer, 81 Washington St: Boston, 1853.

      Walling, H. F., Boston. 1853 - .27 x 37 inches (68 x 94 cm.). Wall map with full hand color by town. Mounted on linen with wood rollers. Very Good Condition. Expertly restored and mounted on new linen backing. Evenly toned with small creases and cracks. Colors remain vibrant; map, clean. Original wall map of Norfolk County, located just south of Boston. Includes insets of Dedham Village and the City of Roxbury as well as a table listing each town's square mileage and population. Map shows Bellingham, Brookline, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham (including present-day Norwood), Dorchester, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Hingham, Medfield, Medway, Milton, Needham, Quincy, Randolph, Roxbury, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Roxbury, Weymouth, and Wrentham. This map by civil engineer and topographer Henry F. Walling is noted for its detail and presents a superb picture of Norfolk County at mid-century. Roads, buildings and residences (in most cases, with occupants' names), railroad lines, topographical features, etc. are accurately and clearly rendered. Relief is indicated by hachures. In 1850 Walling conducted surveys of several Massachusetts counties, including Norfolk County. The resulting maps enjoyed tremendous popularity and helped establish Walling's reputation for making one of "the greatest contribution to town and county mapping in the fifth, sixth, and seventh decades of the nineteenth century" (Ristow's American Maps and Mapmakers, page 387). Disbound. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Norway and its glaciers visited in 1851: followed by the journals of excursions in the high alps of Dauphiné, Berne, and Savoy.

      Edinburgh 1853. 4to. xiv + (2) + 349 pp. Illus. in the text in b & w. 10 beautiful col. pr. lithog. pl. [8 from Norway]. 2 maps, both from Norway, one folding. Publisher's full cloth boards, new cloth spine. Corners broken.. "Undoubtly one of the greatest mountain classics, much the greatest book ever written on Norway by any foreigner." Cecil Slingsby, Fjeldsport 1914. Schiøtz 333a

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        MEMORANDUMS MADE IN IRELAND IN THE AUTUMN OF 1852; 2 Volumes

      Smith,Elder,and Co.,, London 1853 - 2 volumes, orig. green, gilt dec. blind-stamped cloth, pp., xiv, (1), 308, (1),2-16 adverts dated April 1853); xv, (1), 1-414. illustrated, frontis. (both vols), folding map,4 full page plates with tissue-guards, 11 illustrations in text, spines faded, corners bumped, hinges starting, light scattered foxing in both volumes. a vey attractive set 8 Vo., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: containing a systematic and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties of over six thousand plants, accompanied with a circumstantial detail of the medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed

      Green & Spencer, New York 1853 - Original red morocco, covers elaborately blocked in gilt, with title in covers, the flat spines decorated in gilt (expertly rebacked and cornered with original spines laid down) A set of this rare American flora with charming plates, including the very rare fourth volume The collation for this work varies, as Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation", but it is clear from an internal examination that two more plates are required in the first edition of vol.I, than in the second edition as here. Stafleu mentions a second edition, and records the pagination correctly, but gives the incorrect number of plates, and the dates vary as well: 1855-1856-1855-1855, as opposed to the present example: 1853-1851-1852-1850. This edition of vol.I includes more text, but two less plates. The numbers of plates in the remaining volumes is the same in both editions, but volumes III and IV of the second edition each include 4pp. less text. The present set includes an 1853 issue of volume I, which is complete with an uncoloured portrait frontispiece, lithographic additional title and 48 plates. The second volume includes a hand-coloured frontispiece, additional title and 44 plates; the third is complete with a hand-coloured portrait of Linnaeus, additional title and 46 plates; the fourth also has a hand-coloured frontispiece, additional title and 44 plates. Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page. " (p.103). Bennett p.103; Bradley Bibliography III, p.58; McGrath p.218; B.A. Norton Edwin Whitefield p. 145; Stafleu & Cowan 13.290. (9 1/16 x 7 1/4 inches). 4 lithographic frontispieces (1 uncoloured portrait of the author, 1 hand-coloured portrait of Linnaeus, 2 hand-coloured plates), 4 hand-coloured lithographic additional titles, 182 lithographic plates, some printed in colours, all finished by hand, by Edwin Whitefield, David W. Moody and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCOVERY Of CALIFORNIA And NORTHWEST AMERICA. The FIRST VOYAGE To The COASTS Of CALIFORNIA; Made in the Years 1542 and 1543, by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his Pilot Bartolome Ferrelo.

      Published by Le Count & Strong,, San Francisco: 1853 - Greenwood notes, "Bancroft regards this as a work of considerable importance. Cabrillo reached San Diego in September, 1540, discovered the entire outer coast of the peninsula, and continued northward to explore the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, and Point Reyes. The first true work of California history to be printed in California." Booklet corners clipped. Some browning & staining. Ex-lib, with small 'withdrawn' stamp to p. 5 upper margin. A VG copy in a Fine chemise/slipcase. Early marbled paper wrappers, recently added, with printed title lable to front wrapper. Chemised & housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase. 8vo. 1st separate printing (Cowan II, pp. 629-630; Graff 4072; Greenwood 426; Howes T-44; Sabin 94437; Streeter 2748). INSCRIBED by the author to one "Mr Lewis, Los Angeles, Cal.". 19, [1 (blank)] pp. Text double column. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Grassmere from Loughrigg Fell

      Published by Thos. Agnew & Son, London 1853 - A stunning view of Grassmere, from the deluxe portfolio edition of John Baker Pyne's magnificent work "The English Lake District." The Lake District first came to the fore with the rise of the Romantic Movement during the second half of the eighteenth century. The poet William Wordsworth, a native of the district, established the area as the epitome of the ideal landscape, and artists and tourists alike visited the regions natural beauties in search of the Romantic ideal. Poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats proclaimed the Lakes as the manifestation of the "Picturesque." By the middle of the nineteenth century, when Pyne visited the area, the Lakes were well established in the national consciousness as the most beautiful natural reserve in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became Vice President). He traveled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. This exquisite view comes from the deluxe portfolio edition of Pyne's celebrated text "The English Lake District." First published in 1853, the deluxe edition was issued in custom-made portfolios with the images superbly coloured and tipped onto thick wove cards. Examples of these images are difficult to find, making this striking print a true rarity. Pyne's seminal work was later reissued by Day & Son in 1859 with the title "Lake Scenery of England." Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 , p. 123, no. 196, plate 7; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860 , no. 387, plate 14. Tinted lithograph with rich publisher's colour. Printed on wove paper. Trimmed to image as issued. In excellent condition.

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        Collection of four Parliamentary reports of Goldfields management , proposed Assay Office &c

      John Ferres, Government printer, October 1852 - January, Melbourne 1853 - Tall quarto, four reports bound together, all fine copies (two reports have neat punctures to inner margin from previous stab-sewn binding); in handsome half deep brown calf with gilt morocco label by Sangorski. Handsome bound volume, comprising the following four reports on the Victorian goldfields: 1. Gold Fields. Return to address - Mr. Murphy, 29th June, 1852. Ordered to be printed, 26th October, 1852; 18 pp. 2. Gold Despatches. Return to address, Mr. O'Shanassy - 10th September, 1852. Ordered to be printed 2nd November 1852; 52 pp. (last blank). 3. Gold Fields. Report from the Select Committee on the Management of the Gold Fields, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence. Ordered to be printed 5th January, 1853; viii (last blank), 36 pp. 4. Assay of Gold. Report from the Select Committee on the Expediency of Establishing an Assay Office, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence. Ordered to be printed 20th January, 1853; vi, 16, [iv, appendices] pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report . . . vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor

      Boston 1853 - [Jackson, Charles Thomas (1805-80)]. Stanley, Edward and Alexander Evans. Report to the House of Representatives of the United States of America, vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor, and disproving the claims of W. T. G. Morton to that discovery. 57pp. [Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1853.] 221 x 145 mm. Quarter morocco, antique style. Original printed front wrapper bound in.Very good copy, inscribed by Jackson on the front wrapper: "Dr. A. A. Hayes with the respects of his friend Charles T. Jackson."First Edition, issue with front cover title reading "Congressional report . . ."The "Ether Controversy," a rancorous dispute between W. T. G. Morton, Charles T. Jackson and Horace Wells over who deserved the credit for discovering inhalation anesthesia, began in 1847 and ended only with Morton's death in 1868. In late November 1851 Morton, who had hoped to make his fortune from ether anesthesia, made his third petition to Congress for a monetary reward for the discovery. Morton's claims to priority were reviewed by a congressional committee headed by William H. Bissell. The Bissell committee issued a report in favor of Morton, but two dissenting members, Edward Stanley and Alexander Evans, authored the present minority report supporting Jackson's priority. There are two issues of the report, one with the front wrapper title beginning with the words "Congressional report," and the other reading "The ether controversy." Jackson presented this copy to his friend Augustus A. Hayes, a Boston chemist who developed a method of distilling concentrated chloric ether for use as an anesthetic; see Warren, J. M., Surgical Operations with Cases and Observations (1867), p. 618. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, ch. 17. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Polytechnisches Journal. Hrsg. v. Johann Gottfried u. Emil Maximilian Dingler (Später: Dingler`s Polytechnisches Journal hrsg. v. J. Zeman und F. Fischer),

      Stgt. u. Tübingen (spät. Augsburg), Cotta 1853ff. - Bd. 127 (= 27. Jg. 3. Reihe 1853) - Bd. 290 (1893). Zus. 136 Bde. (inkl. Register v. Bd. 159-198). in-8°, ab Bd. 279 in-4°. Mit mehr als tausend gefalt., Tafeln (in Kupferst.u. Lithogr.). HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Bd. 173 ohne Einbd., beschäd. 4 Bde. in den Orig.-Heften. Kirchner 3940 u. 22348 - Vorhanden: Bd. 127 (1853), Bd. 155 - 201, 203 - 208, 210 - 290 (1893) u. "Real-Index Register v. Bd. 159-198". Folgende Bde. in den Orig.-Heften: 223 (1-6), 232 (1-6), 233 (1-5), 237 (1-3, 6), 238 (1, 2, 4-6). - Zus. 136 Bände. - Einzelbände auf Anfrage. Gewicht in Gramm: 200000 Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Burgverlag bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 4800,00 EUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1853 Land Agent Register for PAW PAW GROVE, LEE CO. ILLINOIS

      G/--. 1853. Original board. [George Bishop, Jr. of Paw Paw Grove possible agent]. Also some of the records could be for the nearby Dixon Township, Illinois. Paw Paw Grove, one of the first settlements along the route, was a midway haven between Chicago and Galena, Illinois. This ledger lists the purchase and sale dates, location, to whom, cost, sale, profit, etc. People always inquire about how Owego has some nice homes. Local investors had land in the western development of the United States. The land was owned by Dement & Hewitt. [John Dement and Gurdon Hewitt]. Some by Truman, Hewitt & Stedman. [Lyman Truman of Owego, Gurdon Hewitt of Owego and A. C. Stedman possibly Amos C. Stedman of Owego] New York. Some of the land was originally purchased by warrants by Ira Smith from soldiers including those with indian names. 8vo. boards with leather spine. Platt maps, pen and ink, some rubbing of the covers, clean inside, about 72 leaves 90% used. . 8vo. .

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        Villette. Three volume set

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. VG : in very good condition. Later rebind. Bayntun Riviere of Bath morocco gilt binding with 'Bronte' on spine. Pages browning. Slight foxing in places. Marbled eps. 1853. First Edition. Green/gilt leather cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 324pp; 319pp; 350pp. Exceptionally fine set. .

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First edition. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne. 8vo, in a handsome binding to style of three-quarter dark-tan calf over marbled boards. The spine is decorated with gilt ruled raised bands, two compartments with contrasting morocco labels in maroon and black, lettered and framed in gilt xvi, 624 pp. A very nice copy, internally very solid and quite clean with much less than the typical toning of the plates. The binding is very well preserved and remains handsome and pleasing. FIRST EDITION IN A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED BINDING. &#145;With BLEAK HOUSE, Dickens thought he was making an advance in art. He had been occasionally reproached for the old-fashioned, happy-go-lucky progress of his stories, and now set himself resolutely to amend the fault. The result was a fiction which his biographer considers very nearly perfect....Nothing is introduced at random, everything tends to the catastrophe, the various lines of the plot converge and fit to its centre, and to this larger interest all the rest is irresistibly drawn.&#146; (see Forster and Gissing)<br> There is ingenuity throughout and an almost total disregard for probability...it is a brilliant, admirable, and most righteous satire upon the monstrous iniquity of &#147;old Father Antic the Law&#148; with incidental mockery of allied abuses which, now as then, hold too large a place in the life of the English people..

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. 1st book edition after the serial set, good only in original cloth. Rebacked with the original spine reapplied. Cloth was once green but is very faded; spine ends were chipped away. Foreedges have numerous bumps and worn spots; corners quite worn. Inside this copy lacks the engraved title, frontis and half-title pages, beginning with the printed title. Text is unmarked and foxing is minor, but each of the excellent Phiz plates is turning brown at the edges. 624 pp. + 38 plates (lacking frontis).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Phiz (H.K. Browne).

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        Documentary History of the American Revolution consisting of Letters and Papers Relating to the Contest for Liberty, Chiefly in South Carolina in 1781 and 1782 (first edition)

      Banner Stream-Power Press 1853 - Important book of Americana see Howes G151.The brown cloth is cracked and chipped a bit around the spine. Binding is solid. The copy belonged to Ellison Smyth, prominent South Carolina industrialist. Full refund if not satisfied. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principj di architettura civile di Francesco Milizia illustrati dal prof. architetto Giovanni Antolini. Con nuove osservazioni e note in aggiunta alle già edite del 1817. Terza Edizione milanese migliorata per cura del d. in mat. Luigi Masieri ed aumentata di Appendice sui Ponti di Ferro, sulle Strade Ferrate e sulla costruzione delle Vólte, con 37 Tavole in rame. Milano: presso Serafino Majocchi Librajo-Editore in Contra,1853.

      - In-8°, pp. XV-607 con 1 ritr. b/n dell&#146;A. inciso su rame da Bramati protetto da velina in antip., 2 tavv. b/n f.t. e 35 tavv. b/n incise su rame di Viganò rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle con tit. e fregi fil. oro impressi al ds., fregi fil. impressi a secco al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata rossa, sguardie in carta grigia, segnapagina in seta verde, bross. orig. non conservate, 1 ritr. b/n di Antolini al frontespizio. Fioriture e annotazioni a margine a matita. La 1^ edizione di quest&#146;opera vide la luce nel 1781 e lo stesso Milizia ne parla in un suo lavoro di qualche anno prima, Memorie degli architetti antichi e moderni, I, p. LXXVI quando anticipa: «Io ho cercato di approfittarmi de&#146; lumi sparsi ne&#146; più meritevoli Autori di Architettura, e confrontandoli cogli edifizj antichi e moderni ho raccolto tutto in un Trattato sotto il titolo di Principj di Architettura civile, diviso in tre parti, la prima delle quali riguarda la bellezza, la seconda la comodità, e la terza la solidità dell&#146;Architettura. Quest&#146;opera si stampa, o si stamperà a Genova». In realtà l&#146;opera verrà stampata a Finale Ligure per i tipi di Jacopo de&#146; Rossi. Si tratta di un lavoro che si colloca come spartiacque fra i grandi trattati del classicismo e la manualistica pratica ottocentesca, fornendo una grande massa di informazioni sui procedimenti costruttivi adottati dai contemporanei. Le aggiunte e le note di Antolini erano già state pubblicate separatamente a Milano, cfr. The biographical dictionary of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge, 1843, III pt. 1, p. 65. Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d&#146;arte e d&#146;antichità posseduti dal Conte Leopoldo Cicognara, 566 definisce questo lavoro come «opera piena di critica profondissima, e scritta con libertà di pensare, e saper sommo». Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. Lancellotti

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        SHIRLEY

      1853 - [BRONTE, Charlotte]. SHIRLEY: A Tale. By Currer Bell. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. 3 volumes. First edition, press notices of third edition of Jane Eyre (pp [318]-320) to rear of volume three, lacking ads in volume 1 Bound in modern 1/4 blue leather with light blue paper sides. A bit soiled internally, but overall a pleasing set. (Tinker 382, Smith 5 p.112.)

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        Bible, New Testament Sgau Karen (Hindi) - 1853

      - Translated by Francis Mason. Hardcover, 1/4 leather. Double column text. Contemporary sheepbacked cloth. Joints wearing, some creasing of cloth. Light soiling. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Arts Somptuaires du Vème au XVIIème siècle. Histoire du Costume et de l'Ameublement et des Arts et Industries qui s'y rattachent sous la Direction de Hangard-Mauge dessins de Clus Ciappori.

      Sere, 1853 & Hangard-Maugé, 1858. - 3 volumes In-4. Tom I (Texte I-II) : Texte I : 344pp de texte par Ferdinand Sere. 2 pages de chromolithographies en frontispice. Texte II par Charles Louandre. 280 p. Tome I et II : 322 planches de chromolitographies.Reliés demi-maroquins rouge à coins. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Cowper. In eight volumes

      60 - London - H. G. Bohn 1853 - A complete leather set of this Victorian collection of Cowper's works and letters. Complete in eight volumes. Each volume features an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. Contains 45 engraved plates. 'Comprising his poems, correspondence, and translations. With a life of the author by the editor, Robert Southey'. William Cowper (26 November 1731 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of eighteenth century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him 'the best modern poet', whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan. While Cowper found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns, he often experienced doubt and feared that he was doomed to eternal damnation. His religious sentiment and association with John Newton led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original boards. Externally smart, though some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with some scattered light foxing prominent to the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armee Francaise. [Les Costumes de l&#39;Armee Francaise]

      Paris: Imp. Villain, 1853. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. 21 hand-colored plates of French military costume. Each plate measures 34 by 27 cm. These were issued separately, but numbered. Assembled here is not the complete run of plates, and the plates were not put in the numerical order in which they were issued. So while this is essentially a collection of plates, it was bound in a blindstamped cloth binding with "Armee Francaise" impressed in gilt. Plates are of the cavalry, infantry, Spahis, National Guard, naval officers, an invalid, etc. Scattered occasional soiling of the plates. The imagery is always bright and fresh. Shelfwear to the binding. Newer plain endpapers.

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        The History of Wales from the Earliest Times

      London: Virtue & Company, 1853 To Its Final Incorporation with the Kingdom of England; with Notices of Its Physical Geography, And Mineral Wealth, and of the Religion and Literature, Law, Customs, Manners, and Arts of the Welsh. Fill two tone green leather, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt, edges a little bumped and worn. Internally, nice marbled endpapers, bookplate of Charles Archer Wynne Finch to fpd, tissue guarded frontis and the extra engraved titlepage present, [2], (vi), [2], 608 pp, 76 pl, marbled text block edges , a couple of the plates have some light water staining?, however this does not detract in any way from the plates. Clean and bright throughout. A &#39;keystone&#39; book for any collection with a Welsh interest, with a first class welsh provenance, in excellent condition. Woodward, librarian and author, also wrote histories of Hampshire, Wales, and the United States, as well as elementary textbooks on English history, Christianity, and astronomy. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853 First issue (p.19, line 6, with "elgble"; p.209, line 23, with "chair"; p.275, line 22, with "counsinship"); octavo, bound from the original monthly parts, 40 inserted plates (ten dark plates) including frontispiece with tissue guard and vignette title by H.K. Browne, half-title and regular title pages, 624pp., bound in contemporary 3/4 brown calf over brown cloth, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated in a diamond pattern; black morocco label gilt, endpapers and all edges marbled; previous owners name to front free blank; light foxing to a few plates, mostly marginal; text clean with only an occasional spotting, a very good, handsome copy.. First Edition.

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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.

      U.S. Government. Washington, D.C. 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"

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1853. Octavo, 46 pp.; a few pencil annotations; in original (slightly spotted) printed brown wrappers, once folded down the middle but at some time put into a neat cloth binding. The first navigation of the Murray by steam-boat. Very scarce, particularly with original wrappers: the Ivo Hammet copy, with his stamp on a flyleaf. Kinloch&#39;s book records the pioneering voyage of the steamboat {i Lady Augusta}, accompanied by the barge {i Eureka}, up the Murray River to its junction with the Darling. The {i Lady Augusta} - named for the wife of the South Australian governor - was the first such boat to make the long river journey, just pipping the rival {i Mary Ann} to the £4000 prize that had been on offer from the South Australian Government since 1850. A second edition was published three years later in London.

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        The Poetical Works: with a Notice of his Life and Genius by James Hannay.

      Addey & Co.,, London: 1853 - xxx, (ii), 144pp, with illustrations by Wehnert, Godwin, Hulme and Weir. Upper corner of initial blank leaf torn away. Some foxing or light soiling to a number of pages, with heavy spotting to backs of the endpapers. No inscriptions. Faint diagonal crease across lower corners throughout, as if pages were all bent together. With original red silk bookmark, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Octavo, in contemporary red diced half calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt. Light scuffs to extremities, boards rubbed, and ink mark near lower joint, otherwise firm and clean, a very attractive copy. First UK edition, and first illustrated edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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