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        The Art of Pleasing; or the American Lady and Gentleman's Book of Etiquette. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities

      Cincinnati, Ohio: H. M. Rulison. 1853. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition (1853, copyright 1852) of this scarce mid nineteenth century American book on etiquette for ladies and gentlemen, including politeness and pleasing; dress; dignity; breeding; introductions; visits; conversation; dinner table etiquette; parties, balls and soirees; moral character, etc. Brown cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and blind, five inches tall, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers with publisher's ads, 64 pages. Very light external wear, good hinges, sound text block, some old and persistent blue pencil scribbles on front endpapers, pages clean with a scattering of light foxing, no names or other markings.

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        Beppo and Don Juan

      London: John Murray 1853 - 2 volume set, 6 inches tall. Full crushed morocco with raised bands, simple panels, titles, tooling to the boards and all edges. With exceptionally fine gilt dentelles. A fine copy in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Li - Ki ou Mémorial des Rites. Traduit pour la première fois du chinois, et accompagné de notes, de commentaires et du texte original.

      Imprimerie Royale - Chez Benjamin Duprat,, Turin - Paris, 1853 - In-4° (300x230mm), pp. (2), 199 + 98 di testo originale cinese del "Li Ki". Legatura coeva m. pelle rossa con titolo e fregi ornamentali in oro entro scomparti su dorso a nervetti. Restauro ad una mancanza al margine superiore destro del risguardo anteriore. Fresco e marginoso esemplare. Prima traduzione in una lingua occidentale di questo classico della letteratura cinese, codificazione destinata a vita plurisecolare dei riti e delle cerimonie che regolavano la vita quotidiana in Cina in base ai precetti del confucianesimo: attributi dei mesi, regolamenti interiori, memoriale degli studi, memoriale della musica, sacrifici, valore dell'esempio, condotta del filosofo, matrimonio, cerimonia del bere vino nei distretti della provincia centrale dell'Impero cinese, il tiro con l'arco e il suo significato, visite, etc. Il Calleri, poi francesizzato in Callery (Torino, 1810-St. Martin-les-Boulangis, Seine-et-Marne, 1862), fu missionario cattolico e sinologo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DR. GRANT AND THE MOUNTAIN NESTORIANS

      1853 - LAURIE, Thomas. DR. GRANT AND THE MOUNTAIN NESTORIANS. With portrait, map of the country, illustrations, etc. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1853. Illustrated: frontispiece of Dr. Grant copied from a daguerreotype, fold- out map, 8 full-page wood engravings, nd three text illustrations. xii,[13]-418 pp., + [6] pp. pub. adv. 8vo., brown cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine. Ex-library; bookplate to front pastedown, a small blind- stamped seal on t.p. and on p. 21, and no other marks. Contemporary ink ownership (I.W. Putnam, 1854) on front pastedown. Cloth is sunned at spine and along top-edges of boards, with some superficial rubbing to sides, heel and crown, and some light damp-spotting to upper board. There is a one-inch closed tear to the cloth near the bottom-edge of the lower joint. Light foxing to frontispiece, with offsetting to fly-leaf and title page. A few creased text leaves, but generally clean and crisp within. A very good copy of a rare title. Asahel Grant (American, 1807- 1844), physician, was a Presbyterian missionary to the Nestorians, survivors of an ancient Christian sect who inhabited the district of Oroomiah in (what was then) western Persia and the Kurdistan mountains. Grant believed them to be the remnant of the lost tribes of Israel and set forth his reasons in his own book, The Nestorians, published in 1841. He established, with much difficulty, a mission at Ashitha for the mountain Nestorians. However, it was brought to an end in 1843 when the Turks in conjunction with the Kurds attacked the Nestorians and thousands of them were slain. Grant escaped to Mosul, where he ministered to the refugees until, in the spring of 1844, he took sick and died. (D.A.B.)

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        Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs.

      G. Willis (Bd. 7 Willis and Sotheran)., London, 1853 - (New edition). 7 vol. London, G. Willis (Bd. 7 Willis and Sotheran). 1853-1857. 8°. Mit 434 (426 kolor.) lithographierten Tafeln (von 435). Grüne Maroquin-Bde. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt. Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. Nissen, Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 628: "Die meisten Tafeln lithographierte Meyers Frau Mary Anne Moore, die Kolorierung besorgten seine Kinder Charles, der auch viele Eier zeichnete, Constance usw." - Mit 322 kolorierten Vogeltafeln, 104 (von 105) kolorierten Eiertafeln und 8 schwarzen Detailtafeln. - (Es fehlt 1 Tafel mit den Eiern zu Nr. 226-228 in Band 6. Rückenkanten schwach berieben. Wenige Tafeln in an den Rändern schwach stockfleckig). Sprache: Englisch Grüne Maroquin-Bde. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt.

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        The Universal School of Music: A Manual for Teachers and Students in Every Branch of Musical Art

      Robert Cocks 1853 - Very nicely rebound in 1/2 leather (exxtended spine and corners are leather) Balance marbellized hardcover. Edges use same pattern. Marx was a composer and music critic and friend of Felix Mendolssohn. He is also the author of books on music theory and composition. This book is the English transaltion of A. H. Wehrhan and based on the Fifth Edition of the original German. The book is in very good condition. There is some light rubbing on the corners. Title imprint in gold on the spine.Raised bands on spine. There is a former owner name on the title page which appears not to be of recent vintage. The rebind, also, is not of recent vintage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Conservation of Force; a Physical Memoire

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1853. First edition in English of his very rare paper 'Ãœber die Erhaltung der Kraft', 1847 (PMM 323, Grolier/Horblit 48, Dibner 159, Sparrow 96). "This short paper of twenty-eight pages, 'On the Conservation of Energy', is the first comprehensive statement of the first law of thermodynamics: that all modes of energy, heat, light, electricity, and all chemical phenomena, are capable of transformation from one to the other but are indestructable and cannot be created." (Printing and the Mind of Man, p.196). "Helmholtz analyzed different forms of energy and different kinds of force and motion, classifying them as kinetic or potential. He gave mathematical expression to the energy of motion, thus providing an experimental measure for research into force and energy. The principle of conservation of energy proved to be of fundamental importance both in scientific research and in the development of technology." (Norman 1039). 8vo: 224 x 145 mm. In: 'Scientific Memoires, Selected from the Transactions of Foreign Academies of Science, and from Foreign Journals', pp. 114-162. The complete volume (IV, 360 and 5 plates) offered in contemporary quarter-morocco. Spine with some wear. Small rubber stamp to title page and plates (not belonging to the Helmholtz paper). A very good copy.

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        Set of India Proofs to the first three titles of THE FAIRY LIBRARY: Hop o' My Thumb; Jack & The Beanstalk; and Cinderella and the Glass Slipper

      [London: David Bogue, [1853; 1854; and 1855; and 1845]. FAIRY LIBRARY Proofs measure 6-1/2 to 7 inches x 4-1/2 to 5 inches; CUPID 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 18 etched plates from THE FAIRY LIBRARY by George Cruishank, on mounted India Paper; plus one other proof ("The Triumph of Cupid A Reverie") from TABLE TALK; in all, 19 etched proof plates. Mounted to larger sheets and bound together in a folio album of three quarter in contemporary red morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt "FAIRY TALES | G. Ck| PROOFS". One plate loose in binding, but all plates are clean and bright. Cohn 196, 197, 198 (FAIRY LIBRARY); and 191 (TABLE-TALK) . Superb set of proofs for three books from Cruikshank's perennially popular Fairy Library; with the addition -- indeed, the first plate in the album, of a Cruikshank masterpiece from Table Talk, featuring Cruikshank himself as the central, meditative figure smoking his meerschaum, amidst a phantasmagoria of Cupid's victims emerging from the pipesmoke. Rare

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      at the University Press, Oxford 1853 - The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Poper Lessons for Sundays and other Holy Days, and a New Version of the Psalms of David. 12mo. [127 x 80 x 34 mm]. Contemporary binding of burgundy velvet over boards, the front cover with a small brass shield at the centre, engraved "Church Service", brass frames around the edge, connected with a brass clasp and catch, velvet turn-ins and matching inside joints, ivory silk doublures and endleaves with gilt roll borders, gilt and gauffered edges. Early ink inscription: "Clara C. Marwood from Atty".

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Handwritten Journal of George C. Baker for 1853

      A journal, consisting of approximately 125 densely but legibly handwritten pages documenting in detail the lively activities of George C. Baker of New York City for the first seven or eight months of 1853, and which are in many ways very reminiscent of the more famous diaries of George Templeton Strong. Some of the more entries including Baker's attendance of a Woman's Rights Meeting featuring Susan B. Anthony and Amanda Bloomer; a visit to the Raritan Bay Union utopian community in Perth Amboy, New Jersey; meeting former President Martin Van Buren and Horace Greeley at the theater; visiting P.T. Barnum's American Museum with his children and seeing the Bearded Lady; and other entries. Squarish octavo. Half morocco gilt on spine ("Journal / G.C.B. / 1853") and cloth with red morocco label gilt ("1853") on the front board. Pencil note on front pastedown ("H.D. Baker / Father's Book"), modest wear at the spine ends, a tight and sound, very good or better copy. .

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        Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald During the Years 1845-51, Under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.; Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe, and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Reeve and Co. 1853, 1st Edition. () xvi,302;vii,302pp. Fine. Octavo 2 volumes in one in original blindstamped mauve cloth with gilt vignette on front, all edges gilt with 2 colour lithograph plates and folding colour map (at end). New endpapers, spine slightly browned else a nice copy in publisher's purple cloth. A.B. 15680. Narrative of a voyage via Cape Horn to South and central America, the Pacific Islands, and the Bering Strait region, returning via Cape of Good Hope by the naturalist on the expedition..

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        TABLEAU DE PARIS, 2 TOMES

      Paulin et Le Chevalier, Paris 1853 - RO40114336: 388 pages pour le tome I et 396 page pour le tome II. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Tranche dorée. Mors fendus. 1er plat du tome II se détachant. Ouvrage illustré de 1500 gravures d'après les dessins de Phar. Blanchard, Cham, Champin, Eug. Forest, Français, Gavarni, Pauquet, Valentin, etc. Les Champs-Elysées. Les Boulevards. Le Carnaval. Les Théâtres. Les Halles et marchés. Le long de la Seine. Les peintres, les Ateliers et les Modèles. Les Grisettes et les Lorettes. Le Luxembourg. Les églises de Paris. Le Palais-Royal. Les cimetières et catacombes. In-Folio Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.4434-Régionalisme : Ile-de-France [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nina: A Tale for the Twilight

      London - Virtue and Co, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarcecopy of this mid nineteenth century novel about Spain, in a fine binding. With a bookbinder's label for Bull and Son, Surbiton, to the front pastedown. This copy is an extract from a larger volume and lacks a titlepage. According to Copac, the first and only edition of this title was published in 1853. With 'Nelly. H Ct Palace 1868' to the front free-endpaper, apparently referring to Hampton Court Palace. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, with just occasional light spot, and the odd mark. Ink signature to H. Elliee to half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Villette

      three volumes, contemporary half-leather over cloth, minor rubbing, lower hinges starting volumes I and III, top edges gilt, bound without advertisements volume I, lightly spotted, a nice set. from the library of William Henry Abbey with his armorial bookplate front pastedowns; first edition; 324, 319 and 350 pages; keywords: fiction - women authors; Sadleir 349; Wolff 828 - Smith, Elder & Co 1853

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        Tales From Catland,

      London - Grant and Griffith, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of cat stories, illustrated with black and white line drawings. Second edition. With illustrated frontispiece and three further plates by Harrison William Weir (5 May 1824 3 January 1906). Known as The Father of the Cat Fancy, Weir was an English gentleman and artist. He organised the first cat show in England, at The Crystal Palace, London, in July 1871. He and his brother, John Jenner Weir, both served as judges in the show. In 1887 Harrison Weir founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Slight browning to pages and scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        NOUVELLE MAGIE BLANCHE DEVOILEE, Physique occulte, et Cours complet de prestidigitation, contenant Tous les Tours nouveaux qui ont été exécutés jusqu'à ce jour sur les Théatres ou ailleurs, et qui n'ont pas encore publiés,: et un grand nombre de Tours d'un effet surprenant, d'une exécution facie, et tout-à-fait inconnus du Public et des Professeurs; ouvrage entiérement nouveau, et le plus complet qui ait paru sur cette matière.

      Delahays,, Reims/Paris 1853 - (Codice ES5539) Due volumi in 8º (23 cm) 313, 314 pp. Rara edizione. Descrive e spiega numerosissimi giochi di prestigio e prestidigitazione con carte, monete, biglie, bicchieri, dadi ecc.ecc. Pieni margini, barbe. Note di appartenenza a penna alle sguardie. Brossura editoriale con qualche mancanza, sovracc. trasparente protettiva incollata all'interno delle copertine. Euro 900 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys; Being a Second Wonder-Book

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1853, - First edition, with "Boston Stereotype Foundary" (and not "George C. Rand") on the copyright page, per BAL. Inserted catalogue dated the month of publication, August, 1853. Grease pencil mark to spine, otherwise a tight, attractive copy of this desirable book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        6 SPORTING NOVELS: MR. SPONGE'S SPORTING TOUR; HANDLEY CROSS; ASK MAMMA; PLAIN OR RINGLETS; MR. FACEY ROMFORD'S HOUNDS; HILLINGDON HALL (Leather Bound) (First Editions)

      Bradbury Evans. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1853-1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed bindings: "Bound by Bayntun - Rivierre, Bath, England".6 sporting novels in matching full red calf leather covers with gilt stamped borders on covers, 5 raised bands, navy and green leather spine labels, and gilt stamped spine decor. Cover are in Very Good+ condition. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Most of the hinges are starting, however, the books were bound with heavy stitches (can be seen in a couple of instances) so although the boards may become loose, they will remain intact. Elaborate gilt dentelle. Marbled end sheets and paste downs. Gilt top edges in very good condition. Pages clean and in very good condition. All illustrated in b&w with full page color plates. All are published by Bradbury Evans except for Hillingdon Hall being published by John C. Nimmo. Publication specifics to each volume as follows: . Sponge's Sporting Tour (1853, First Edition, 13 hand colored steel engravings) ; Handley Cross (1854, First Illustrated Edition, with "illustrious Leech" in preface, 17 hand colored steel engravings) ; Ask Mamma (1858, First Edition, 13 hand colored steel engravings) ; Plain or Ringlets (1860, First Edition, 13 hand colored steel engravings) ; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds (1865, First Edition, 24 hand colored steel engravings) ; Hillingdon Hall (1888, First Illustrated Edition, 12 hand colored steel engravings). ; X X .

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        Oeuvres Complétes

      Chez Furne et, Libraires 1853 - Paris - (TT4) - 6 volúmenes - Completo - Avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier - Grabados a color - Tomo I : 6 grabados - Tomo II : no presenta grabados - Tomo III : 17 grabados - Tomo IV : 29 grabados - Tomo V : 42 grabados - Tomo VI : 30 grabados - Encuadernado en medio cuero verde - Puntas levemente gastadas - Hojas presentan leves pintas de óxido - Buen estado.

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury and Evans, 1853 - Engraved frontispiece, additional title and 38 plates Spine somewhat browned and some soiling to cloth, one plate oddly trimmed only affecting blank margin and plates with some foxing, but a nice copy Original olive blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with new end-papers preserving original spine gilt First Edition with all points and the date in Roman numerals at the foot of the spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1853 - First edition, first printing in the publisher’s original olive cloth. Smith (10) records a variant first issue with the date in roman numerals at the foot of the spine and lacking the half title; this issue has the date in gilt at the base of the spine but includes the half title. A very good copy, spine a little dulled and with some chipping at its extremities; gilt titles nice and bright. One or two marks to boards and hinges starting but square in its binding. Internally quite foxed and browned, but with no loose or torn pages. No stamps save for a tiny ink "K" to the rear paste down. Illustrations complete and intact though showing some browning and foxing, particularly at the fore-edge. Overall, a serviceable copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street,, London, 1853 - Cm. 21, pp. (7) viii-xvi, 624 (2). Con antiporta e primo frontespizio illustrati e 38 tavole fuori testo con incisioni di H.K. Browne. Solida ed elegante legatura novecentesca in piena pelle verde, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolori. Piatti inquadrato da doppio filetto e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Entro custodia in cartonato rigido. Esemplare con margini delle tavole bruniti e verosimilmente privo dell'occhietto, peraltro ben conservato. Si tratterebbe della prima edizione e prima tiratura che si distingue per alcuni refusi tipografici: "compu" alla pagina 19 e "chair" in luogo di "hair" alla pagina 209. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture or Theory and Practice Blended in Ship Building

      Illustrated with More Than Fifty Engravings. 45 Pgs. Plates, D. Appleton 1853 - Brown/gilt spine. Professionally restored with new cloth covers with tooled leather work attached to front, mull, tube, headbands, new endpages, pages restored. All plates present, clean, (8) 420 pgs. Index. mild foxing. An impressive work. Quite rare OCLC lists 2 copies. From a Bath, Maine estate. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STETHOSCOPE, and Virginia Medical Gazette: / Monthly Journal / of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

      Ritchies & Dunnavant 1851 to 1853, Richmond, VA - Royal 8vo, Board edges rubbed and boards scuffed. Contents show some foxing but overall clean, tight and good to very good condition. This offering consists of the first three volumes of this important early American medical journal. It commenced publication with the January, 1851, issue. Each of the bound volumes is over 700 pages in length and each contains over 50 original articles on such topics as "Practical Observations on Scarlet fever"; "On Asylums for the Insane"; "Report of a Case of Doubtful Sex"; "Mesmerism"; "Tariff of Fees Adopted by the Medical Profession for Richmond City"; "The Vapors"; "The Claim of Physicians to Compensation in the Medico-Legal Examination"; "Quackery Amongst Regular and Irregular Practitioners"; "The Pancreatic Juice in Digestion"; "An Essay on Auscultation and Percussion"; "A Consideration of the Protective Power of Vaccination"; "On the Final Cause of Menstruation" "Observations on the Effects of Climate on Disease"; etc. Three volume set uniformly bound in 3/4 leather over marbled bds [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Favorite Story Book for Little Folk

      London - Darton & Co., 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Leathley's Story Book for Little Folk. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blind stamped boards. Undated, possible first. With 14 hand coloured plates. A book of short stories for children with strong moral and religious messages. Mary Elizabeth Southwell Dudley Leathley (1818-1899)Condition: The binding is firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including some bumping and marks. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark or spot. The front inner hinge is strained and the frontis is detached but present. There is an ink inscription on the front free endpaper. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Works of

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1853. Seventh edition. 6 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece. Portraits. Bound in late Ninettenth century black morocco, gilt spines, elaborate gilt covers t.e.g. Very good . Tipped into Volume 1: ALS ( signed, "Daniel Webster") to Mr. Corcoran, Saturday, Eve, 26 Nov. n.d. inviting him "...pass an hour ot two with a few friends..."

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        Corinne ou L'Italie

      Paris - Victor Lecou, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A novel by Madame de Stael. In French. Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein (22 April 1766 14 July 1817), commonly known as Madame de Stael, was a French-speaking Swiss author living in Paris and abroad. She influenced literary tastes in Europe at the turn of the 19th century. This story recounts the doomed love between Corinne, a poetess living in Italy who is creative, inspired, and passionate, and a Scottish aristocrat, Lord Oswald Nelvil, melancholy and reserved. The plot is built upon the antithesis between the supposed characteristics of northern and southern Europeans. the book also contains much informed comment on the art and architecture of Italy. [Oxford Companion to French Literature]With numerous plates and in-text illustrations, and an illustration to title page. Also with decorative head and tail pieces. Condition: Expertly rebound ina half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional small spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Les francs péteurs

      Poisson 1853 - In-12. Reliure en Parchemin moderne. Ouvrage qui comprend un aperçu historique sur la Société des francs péteurs de Caen. Rarissime et curieux ouvrage normand. L'auteur (Valognes le 31 janvier 1802, mort à Caen le 9 avril 1888) était professeur, littérateur, poète. Il était fondateur de l'Annuaire de la Manche en 1828 et fut nommé Président de l'Académie nationale des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Caen. Les francs péteurs font référence à une Société qui a réellement existé. "la Société des Francs-P., dit-il, a eu lieu à Caen, en 1742. C'étoit une coterie de jeunes gens qui s'avisèrent d'imaginer cet ordre pour jeter sans doute du ridicule sur celui des Francs-Maçons, qui avoit alors la plus grande vogue en France et particulièrement dans la capitale de la Basse-Normandie". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesie. illustrate da Osvaldo Monti.

      Tip. Cecchini,, Venezia, 1853 - Due volumi di cm. 30, pp. 345 (3); 217 (3). Ritratto all'antiporta, frontespizio figurato a ciascun volume e centinaia di incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Leg. editoriale in mezza pelle con punte e cartonato rigido illustrato. Bell'esemplare a pieni margini. Prima edizione di questo affascinante figurato ottocentesco. Le illustrazioni prevalentemente satiriche, giocose e politiche ricordano il genere di Grandville, soprattutto nel celebre testo "les fleurs animée". Si segnalano anche alcune vedute di città italiane, tra cui Rovereto, Schio e Feltre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Precis iconographique de bandages, pansements et appareils.

      Mequignon-Marvis, Paris 1853 - 8vo. [4], 595pp. 81 steel engravings. 173 x 108mm. Contemporary half calf, gilt, a little rubbed. Slight foxing & minor tear in margin of pl. 54. Very good copy. FIRST EDITION. A fully illustrated manual of bandaging, with 81 plates, many with several figures. Comparable to the popular Bernard & Huette manual of general surgery, with which it is contemporary, but dealing as fully with its subdivision as the former with the general subject, and slightly larger in format. Goffres was distinguished as a military surgeon and surgery professor. Hirsch (giving date as 1854). Waller 3621, with only 72 plates mentioned. Orr 802, 1866 reissue. Cushing G 308, 1859 Russian translation only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of Japan. Abridged and arranged from the translation of J.G. Scheuchzer.

      Ldn., Ingram, Cooke & Co., 1853. - XVI+105 pp., text printed in 2 columns. With wood-engr. frontisp. (port of Nagasaki) & title. Hardcover. Rebound in new half leather, with or. marbled boards preserved. VG/--. (Sl. waterst. in inner margins of preliminary pages; new endpapers). * Bound with: Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson. 139 pp. N.p., n.d., but seemingly from the same publisher. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Análisis Lógica y Gramatical de la Lengua Española, por Don Juan Calderón. Segunda edición corregida y anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros, Inspector General de Instrucción Primaria. [Junto con:] Gramática de la Lengua Castellana, destinada al uso de los Americanos. Por Don Andrés Bello, miembro de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades y de la Facultad de Leyes de la Universidad de Chile. Nueva edición anotada por Don Francisco Merino Ballesteros. [Junto con:] Fundamento del Vigor y Elegancia de la Lengua Castellana, expuesto en el propio y vario uso de las partículas, por Don Gregorio Garcés. Preceden a esta obra las Observaciones Críticas sobre la Excelencia de la Lengua Castellana, por Don Antonio Capmany. Segunda edición, con

      Madrid, Imprenta de A. Vicente, calle de Lavapiés, número 10, 1852 [y] Madrid, Imprenta de la Bibloteca Económica de Educación y Enseñanza, Calle de Cervantes, 38, cuarto bajo, 1853 [y] Madrid, Imprenta y Estereotipia deManuel Rivadeneyra, Salón del Prado, número 8, 1852-1853. - Un volúmen en 4to.; 96 pp + 4 hs., VII-278 pp., 1 h. + VIII pp., 2 hs., 272 pp. + 3 hs., 216 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Mapa Historico Pintoresco Moderno de la Isla De Cuba.

      Hamburg/ Havana 1853 - Chromolithographs finished with hand color. A few mended marginal splits, mat burn to outer margins, else excellent condition. Two of the visually richest images of Cuba printed in the 19th century. Both works are bordered by numerous illustrations of scenes from daily life, of historic events and important structures. These were based on the very important early views produced in Cuba by its first lithographer, F. Mialhe. So influential were these views throughout the Americas and Europe that Emilio Cueto asserts: ¿THE image which the enlightened public of the nineteenth century had of Cuba was the one conveyed by Mialhe¿--p. 6. Among the subjects of the illustrations are the cultivation of tobacco, a formal dance, a cock fight, a hurricane at its height, various regional domiciles, etc. The plan of Havana includes a view of the city from the harbor. The genesis of these works involved one of the most bizarre cases of graphic piracy known. May, a Havana merchant, sent without authorization a number of Mialhe¿s original views to Germany to be re-lithographed. These were then sent back to Cuba, where May sold them at a price that undercut Mialhe¿s. Although Mialhe brought suit, the case was settled to May¿s advantage because Mialhe failed to follow the exact procedures of the then newly enacted copyright laws. These particular works are, however, more ¿original¿ than May¿s other piracies of Mialhe because Mialhe never prepared a map. The views surrounding the map, however, were taken directly from Mialhe. Nevertheless, on these works are some of the most important, early printed images produced in Cuba. E. Cueto, Mialhe¿s Colonial Cuba, pp. 4-6, 127; E. Cueto, Cuba in Old Maps, nos. 82 & 199.

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        The Alphabet Annotated and Hints Upon Slip-Slop by an Old Etonian For Youth and Adults in Doggerel Verse

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1853. First Edition. Wraps, with custom made cloth box. Very Good. Large 4to. 33 by 25 cm. 64 pp. Every page is framed with hand-colored vignettes containing fanciful, amusing and/or evocative pictures, plus an elaborately hand-colored illustrated title page. 62 pages in all have extensive hand-coloring. While there is verse or text on every page, the illustrated portion is never less than half the page and generally two-thirds or more, and so the book might deserve to be regarded as a color plate book, although purists might dispute this. And while on each page there are discrete images that do not necessarily relate to one another, there is also border ornamentation that surrounds and incorporates everything, providing a visual coherence to each page and often adjoining pages. The border ornamentation, moreover, is different on each page; there is nothing slapdash, routinized or prosaic about it. This ornamentation draws heavily from the neo-Gothic so popular during the Victorian era, but lightens it up as well to suit the whimsical contents of this book. Note that this title was also issued in an uncolored version, which is easier to come by. Scarce, with the only holder located on OCLC being the British Library. Original wrappers, with front cover detached neatly along joint. Ex-library, with only minor, non-bothersome evidence of having been in a library -- a small patch of paper not lifted on rear wrap where was probably once attached a library slip, a round blind stamp impression on title and small inked stamp of "Withdrawn" beside this. Otherwise, clean, bright, handsome. The box housing the book is solid and attractive as well.

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        A MATERIA MEDICA ANIMALIA, CONTAINING THE SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS, NATURAL HISTORY, AND CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND USES OF SUBSTANCES THAT ARE THE PRODUCTS OF BEASTS, BIRDS, FISHES, OR INSECTS

      Cambridge: Published by the author, [1853].. xxiv pp., twenty-four parts, usually 8pp. each, separately paginated, plus 55pp. glossary, [8]pp. ads, and twenty-four handcolored plates, plus engraved half title and frontispiece portrait. Original dark brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind. Rubbed at extremities; lower corners and foot of spine worn. Light dampstaining to front board. Bookplate on front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaf. Light scattered foxing and soiling. About very good. An interesting American color plate book of medical natural history, each section treating a different animal and its useful medicinal qualities or productions. Among the creatures described and illustrated with a colored plate are the sponge, the hen, the ox and cow, the honey bee, the sperm whale, the hog, bloodsucking leeches, the snail, the coral, the rattlesnake, and others. The well executed color plates are by the firm of E.C. Kellogg of Hartford. BENNETT, p.47. McGRATH, pp.44, 84. MEISEL III, p.466.

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        An Essay on theProper Lessons, Appointed by the Liturgy of the Church of England. In two volumes

      Derby - John and Charles Mozley, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice set of this Victorian guide to the Christian faith, in full calf bindings. 'To be read on Sundays and chief festivals, thoughout the year, as they are directed by her table of proper lessons. To which are prefixed, prefaces, pointing out the design of the respective lessons'. Complete in two volumes. William Wogan (1678 24 January 1758) was a religious writer, the son of Ethelred Wogan, the Rector of Gumfreston and Vicar of Penally, Pembroke. Born in Gumfreston, Wogan was known for his piety, and was on intimate terms with many of the evangelical leaders of the time such as George Whitefield and John Wesley. His manuscript correspondence with Sir Robert Southwell was purchased by the British Museum. In his retirement at Ealing he wrote a large number of religious works. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with some slight rubbing and marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Some foxing to the endpapers and pages adjacent to the tissue-guards but otherwise generally clean. Ink signature of Anna French to the first blank of Volume II, dated 1854. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Six Autograph Letters Signed (one unsigned) to a variety of correspondents, 8 pages 8vo and 4to, integral blanks, Paris and Melun, 5 October 1829 to 7 April 1853.

      - One letter on the headed paper of the Interior Ministry's 'Travaux de Tombeau de l'Empereur Napoléon'. With a pencil sketch for a house with a round pepperpot tower at each side. The recipients include a minister and a fellow-architect, one letter illustrated with drawings for a barn with stables.Some of the letters relate to work he is doing at Nanteau [sur Essonne] for the comte de La Tour du Pin, another discusses with a lady acquaintance of M. La Tour du Pin her plans for a house. A letter addressed to a Minister concerns the building in which the fireworks will be stored for the 1 May display, in another he explains that permission to visit to Dome of the Invalides can only be granted by the Governor of the Invalides now the work on [Napoleon's] tomb is finished, and another consists of an annotated list of artisans with their addresses for the Fêtes de Juillet in 1849.

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        The Comic Almanack for 1835[-1853] An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest - By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. [1835-1853, Complete Run]

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1835-1853 - Quintessentially Cruikshank, the 19 issues of The Comic Almanack are a high spot of British humorous periodicals. In 1840, Thackeray recalled that the first issue showed "a great deal of comic power, and Cruikshank's designs were so admirable, that the 'Almanack' at once became a vast favourite with the public and has remained so ever since". Patten, in whose biography of the artist the above quote appears, states that circulation of the work approached twenty thousand copies, and that for the nine years of its existence it was Cruikshank's primary source of regular income. Runs of the Almanac are increasingly rare, and the set we offer is a particularly handsome one (CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE) First edition. 19 vols. bound in nine vols., Sm. 8vo. Each with 12 full-page monthly plates, a total of 4 hand-colored folding plates, and other illustrations by Cruikshank, as well as "divers humorous cuts by other hands". Attractively bound in dark brown 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g., by Tout; spines uniformly summed, else fine. Armorial book label of Alexander McGrigor. Cohn 184; Patten, George Cruikshank, II, p. 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript of part of his "Autobiographic Sketches. Selections Grave and Gay from Writings published and Unpublished".

      - Written on both sides of a single leaf cut from the middle of a larger sheet, the text commences on one side, "of the case, and would have been executed in a summary way, upon the prima facie evidence against him, that he did not appear to be in the condition of a prisoner; and, if his name had ever again reached his country, it would have been in some sad list of ruffians, murderers, traitors to their country " and finishes, " roused from their slumbers by the glare of conflagration, reflected from gleaming cutlasses and from the faces of demons. This fear it was--a fear like this, as I have often thought " The second side commences, "I have said that he would not have appeared to any capturing ship as standing in the situation of prisoner amongst the pirates, nor was he such in the sense of being confined. He moved about, when on board ship, in freedom " and finishes, " Much, therefore, it was that he owed to this accomplishment. Still, there is no good thing without its alloy; and this great blessing brought along with it something worse than a dull duty - the necessity, in fact, of facing fears and trials to which the sailor's heart is preeminently "Both the above forming part of Chapter XII, "My Brother" of "Autobiographic Sketches" first published in 1853. Approximately 500 words with much crossing out, alterations and revisions. The leaf 4 x 7½ inches.

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        Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald During the Years 1845-51, Under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B., Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin

      London Reeve and Co 1853 - Hardback 1st Edition, 2 Volumes bound as one, 8vo, Volume 1, xvi prelims, 322pp text, lacks coloured frontis and the folding map. Volume 2, vii prelims, 281pp text with hand coloured tissue guarded frontis of The Port of Petropaulowski, Kamtshatka, xiv appendix Nautical Remarks by Henry Trollope, vi index, ii publisher's adverts. Poor to Good in blind stamped purple boards, gilt spine titles and decoration and illustration of H.M.S.Herald in gilt on upper board, yellow end papers, all edges gilt. Boards badly worn and stained, spine cracked at front gutter, reinforced with yellow paper on inside hinge, contempory prize label on front paste down Internally text complete but as stated lacks 1st frontis and folding map, little sprung but very clean. No D/W. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES. TORAH, NEVI'IM VE-KHETUVIM.

      Cincinnati ; Chicago : From the American Hebrew Pub. House, the Bloch Pub. and Print. Co., 1853 [1870s?] - Original Full Leather, 16mo, [6], iii-xii, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. The scarce Chicago Bloch edition, retaining the copyright page date of 1853, but probably published in the 1870s given the inclusion of the "Advertisement to the London Edition" (which appeared in 1865, with 7 holdings in OCLC,) and its mid-19th Century calf binding. Bloch’s first office in Chicago dates to the 1870s, and Bloch did also publish an 1884 edition, but, unlike our copy, it lists the 1884 date and only Cincinnati (not Chicago, as this copy does) and contains 1236 pages (not 1243 as ours does). A Bloch publication of Leeser’s bible could almost certainly not have occurred before Leeser’s death in 1868, given the enmity between the Leader of American Orthodoxy and the Reform-oriented publishing house owned by Isaac M. Wise’ brother-in-law, Edward Bloch. Leeser, famously, had printed an "anonymous attack on Wise signed ‘Lawyers’ in the pages of his Occident shortly after the appearance of Minhag Amerika in 1857; this anti-Reform rejoinder singled out Bloch & Co. for allegedly keeping its store open on the Jewish Sabbath and closing it on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath" (Singerman). In our Bloch copy, the copyright is still held by Isaac Leeser; It was not until 1888 that "his [Bloch’s] firm obtained the copyright of this popular and frequently reprinted landmark text." OCLC lists only 2 holdings of the Chicago Bloch [1853] edition (Andrews University in Michigan and the Community of Christ library in Missouri), both in the Midwest, perhaps reflecting Bloch’s still-Midwestern orientation at the time. Indeed, not many years later, Bloch left Chicago completely and moved its second headquarters to New York. This edition not listed in Singerman nor in Goldman. Edgewear to leather boards and many pages. Spine professionally rebacked. Good Condition thus. (AMR-38-23) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Delahaye, Masson, Etc. 1853 - - Delahaye, Masson, Etc., Paris, Liège 1853, fort in 8 (16x22cm), Un Vol. relié. - Editions originales de ces articles et mémoires. Demi Basane verte. Dos lisse avec pièces de titres noirs. Frottements aux coiffes et mors. Bordures et coins avec manques de papier. Très intéressante et remarquable réunion de plaquettes sur le choléra, relatant les nombreuses épidémies, notamment celles de 1865 et 1866, et le combat que la médecine engagea contre cette maladie. - Choléra asiatique. Sa nature et son traitement par J. Quaissac. Montpellier et Paris. Coulet et Baillère. 1875. 20pp. - Le choléra à l'hopital Cochin (1865). Etude clinique par Bourneville. Paris. Delahaye. 1873. 48pp. - Le choléra est-il contagieux ? par le dr Stanski. Paris. Baillère. 1866. 45pp. - Du choléra épidémique de 1865 observé à l'hopital Laribosière par le dr E.A Langronne . Paris. Parent. 1866. 73pp. Envoi de l'auteur sur la p. de faux titre. - Notice historique sur les épidémies de l'arrondissemnt de Clermont suivi d'un rapport sur l'épidémie de Mezel. Année 1866. Par le dr Nivet. Clermont-Ferrand. F. Thibaud. 1869. 20pp. - Mémoire sur le choléra morbus asiatique. Desciption du bagne de Brest, relation d'une épidémie de choléra qui a régné dans cet établissement en 1849. Par Marcellin Duval. Paris, brest. Baillère. 1853. 84pp. Un tableau dépliant. - Recherches sur la nosographie et le traitement de choléra épidémique considéré dans ses formes et ses accidents secondaires (épidémies de 1835 et 1866) par le Dr Besnier. Paris. Delahaye. 1877. 192pp. Envoi de l'auteur. - Ce qu'on pense du choléra dans le monde médical. Etat actuel de cette question par le dr L. Corréger. Paris. Noblet. 1866. 32pp. - Préservatifs et remèdes du choléra à la portée de tout le monde par P. Poggioli. Paris. Baillère et fils. 1866. 39pp. Article répété 2 fois. - Quelques considérations sur la thérapeutique générale du choléra par M. Davreux. Liège. Carmanne. 1869. 17pp. Article répété 2 fois. - Statistique annotée des décès cholériques du quartier de la folie-Méricourt (XIe arrondissement) pendant les deux années 1865 et 1866 par le Dr Géry père. 16pp. Sans page de titre. - Contribution à l'étude de la thermométrie dans le choléra (épidémie observée à Paris en 1873) par le Dr H. Gripat. Angers. 1876. 30pp. 4 tableaux dépliants. - Choléra. Mode de propagation et moyens préservatifs par Félix Boureau. Paris. Delahaye. 1868. 47pp. - Etude sur le choléra par le docteur Nicaise. Paris. Baillère. 1868. 45pp. - Notice sur les mesures de préservation prises à Batna (Algérie) pendant le choléra de 1867 et sur leurs résultats par E. I. Dukerley. Paris. Delahaye. 1868. 69pp. Une carte dépliante. Relation de l'épidémie de choléra de 1865 à l'hôpital Saint-Antoine par le Dr C. Decori. Paris. Delahaye. 1866. 91pp. - Des infiniment petits rencontrés chez les cholériques. Etiologie, prophylaxie et traitement eu choléra avec planches micrographiques par G. Danet. Paris. Delahaye. 1873. 159pp. 7 pl. - Notice sur le traitement du choléra dans une division du bureau de bienfaisance comparé au traitement du choléra dans les hôpitaux civils de Paris par le Dr C. Pinel. Séance du 15 novembre 1866. 31pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la prostitution chez tous les peuples du monde depuis l'antiquité la plus reculée jusqu'à nos jours, par Pierre Dufour.

      Paris, Sere, 1851-1853. - Illustrated with 20 handsome engraved plates. 469 pp., 6 pp. advertisement, (2 ll. advertisement), 3 plates; 480 pp., 3 plates; 426 pp., 6 pp. advertisement, 2 plates; 394 pp., 4 plates; 400 pp., 4 plates; 398 pp., 4 plates. 6 volumes in 3.@ Large 8°, contemporary quarter tan calf over marbled boards (a few tiny wormholes near outer joints, longer [about 5 cm.] on lower joint of final volume), flat spines gilt, each with two red leather labels, tan endleaves. Occasional foxing and light browning. On the whole, a very good set. Oval stamp of Vieira Pinto on p. [5] of volumes I and III, and p. [3] of volume V. 6 volumes in 3.@ ---- FIRST EDITION. Fascinating and comprehensive cross-cultural historical study of prostitution, filled with a wealth of interesting information. The first two of the six volumes cover prostitution in antiquity among the Egyptians, Jews, Greeks and Romans, including religious prostitution, such as the cults of Venus and Priapus. The last four volumes encompass the Middle Ages through the reign of Henry IV. The interesting plates illustrate moments in the lives of prostitutes. Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), best known under the pseudonym of P.L. Jacob, wrote novels as well as works of history and culture, including a history of Napoleon III, the life of Tsar Nicholas I, and (with Ferdinand Sere), the five-volume @Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance (1847). Lacroix denied authorship of this work. ---- Querard 1014-15. Osler 6022. Vicaire IV, 837-8. Gay II, 511. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coinage of the British Empire. An Outline of the Progress of the Coinage in Great Britain and her Dependencies, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

      London: Nathaniel Cooke, Milford House, Strand, 1854 [but 1853] - First Edition (bound with the original deluxe gothic papier-mâché boards simulating carved ebony). Small quarto - about 10" x 7" (25cm x 18cm). Recased using the original black pierced papier-mâché boards with later red paper backing laid down on later red paper-covered boards with a later brown leather spine with gilt lettering. Plain cream endpapers (the original marbled endpapers were not retained). All edges gilt. 160pp. (plates not included in the pagination). Although not stated, the text was printed in Great Britain by Vizetelly, the color plates were printed in France by Engelmann, and the papier-mâché boards were crafted by J. Jackson and Son (using fibrous plaster and paper pulp reinforced with metal). Humphreys notes in his Preface: "The success that attended the publication of my first numismatic work, an unpretending little volume, called 'The Coins of England,' of which six distinct editions were called for within four years, and which is now again out of print, has induced me to undertake a more extended and complete work upon the same subject." Illustrated by Humphreys with 24 plates (12 plates chromolithographed in gold, silver, copper, and black and 12 plates in black and white), and one black & white in-text illustration. The color plates are bound with plate IX as the frontispiece and the remainder throughout the text, the black & white plates are bound at the end (the plate numbering only runs to XXIII as there is an additional plate between XVI and XVII, called XVI 1/2 or XVI-A. The binding design to the upper and lower boards also by Humphreys. In Fair+ Condition - the papier mâché boards have some chips or small pieces missing along the edges, the lower board has two corners with small pieces broken off and missing, some cracking (mainly in the borders), some rubbing/dulling to the boards, there is some creaking when handling the book due to some gaps between the papier mâché and the boards (when originally bound there were no boards under the papier mâché just the red paper backing and then marbled endpapers), the face of the spine is flaked and worn with loss of gilt, there are several one inch tears along the front outer joint but holding fine, the spine protrudes a bit from the boards and the text block is set back a bit from the fore-edge of the boards due to the way the book was recased (originally the edges of the spine were about flush with the edges of the boards), some dampstaining to upper corner of rear endpapers (doesn't intrude onto the text pages), the text is bound a bit too tight and the free endpapers have one inch tabs along the gutters facing the text block which make it a bit difficult to open the pages at front and back widely, the title page has closed tears, browning, and creasing along edges (as though previously detached), sporadic light foxing throughout, browning to page edges, text pages opposite color plates have browning offset from the plates (as usual), plate V has several closed tears, browning, and creasing along edges (as though previously detached), plate XII has a short pencil notation in the margin (noting a color error in the plate), one text leaf has browning and wear along edges (as though previously detached), it appears as though the frontispiece may have been bound (or laid) in at page 98 for some time as the pages show the offset browning from a plate), while the title page does not show the offset browning, the Preface page does have offset browning but it appears to be from a different plate facing it at some point, all plates are present however and bound in at their appropriate chapter (except plate IX which is bound in as the frontispiece). Reference: Ball VPB p. 145, 150, King 68, Leathlean p. 193 onward, McLean VBD p. 112, 210, 213, McLean VPBP p. 59. Additional photos available, please just ask. NOTE: This is a heavy and delicate book so additional shipping charges may apply (please feel free to request quotes and options). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director.

      1853 - Rare Nicaragua Imprint [Nicaragua]. Pineda, Jose Laureano. Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director Licenciado don Jose Laureano Pineda, Desde el 6 de Agosto de 1851 Hasta 31 de Marzo de 1853. Granada (Nicaragua): Impreso en la Imprenta del Orden, 1853. [xxxviii], 327 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later quarter calf over textured cloth, gilt fillets and title to spine, patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, toning to portions of text. Early signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With index. This is a collection of decrees and laws issued during the presidency of Jose Laureano Pineda (1851-1853), a man who played a leading role in the development of the country. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the Library of Congress, which lacks the 16-page index). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, with observations on various parts of nature, and the Naturalist’s Calendar

      Nathaniel Cooke, 1853 - Wood-engraved frontispiece, additional title-page and illustrations Binding with the slightest wear at corners, upper hinge partly cracked, but a very nice copy; ownership inscription on front free end-paper Contemporary red panelled morocco gilt, spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges and inner dentelles gilt. With two delightful and accomplished fore-edge paintings, one showing a cricket match, the other a landscape with two men shooting wildfowl in the foreground, one from the land and one from water [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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