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      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.)

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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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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      1853 - A Novel. By the Author of "Mary Barton." In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1853. 36 pp (paginated to [34]) Vol I ads dated 1853, plus front endpapers printed with ads in Vols I & II. Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth. First Edition of this novel about a seamstress who is done wrong by a country "gentleman," and who is taken in by members of a parish who believe that widowhood explains the existence of her child. Over the years Ruth becomes a governess, becomes a member of the church and community, and also becomes a woman of "mature warmth and grace" -- so much so that the secret father of her child returns to propose marriage (but is shocked to be rebuffed by her). However, his reappearance divulges the illegitimacy of the child to the parishioners, who promptly throw her out of church and employment. She volunteers to be a nurse to help combat a cholera epidemic, and dies of the disease -- proving herself to be considerably more "Christian" than the "Christians" around her.~Suddenly Elizabeth Gaskell found herself at the centre of an ethical controversy. Her novel knocked the self-righteous smirk off the face of the smug Victorian bourgeoisie which had long forgotten that kindness and compassion were an essential part of Christ's teaching.~The effect of RUTH, at the time of its publication, cannot easily be imagined now. Elizabeth Gaskell wanted to write the story of one good woman in an era when the gross hypocrisy of Victorian conventions left those outside the educated class with no recourse to moral or social justice of any kind. The storm broke over the author's head within days of publication. The book was burned and withdrawn from circulating libraries: one periodical deplored what it called her "loss of reputation," and she was looked at askance by her conventional acquaintances. RUTH is very much a book of its time and is hard to read now, but Elizabeth Gaskell exposed a social evil by writing about one individual with compassion. [CGEL]~Elizabeth Gaskell's novels, with their strong female characters, have recently been "re-discovered," and are enjoying a new popularity. She seems to be "in transition" from the level of second-tier novelist toward the higher level accorded her contemporaries Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. Walter Smith's in-depth bibliography of her works amplifies this trend.~This is a very good set in the original cloth, with minor wear at a few extremities and some along one rear joint; several of the original pale-yellow endpapers are cracked. As always with this purplish cloth, the spines have aged to a honey brown hue. Parrish (VICTORIAN LADY NOVELISTS) p. 61 (with ads as in this copy); Sadleir 933 (with endpaper ads at front of Vols I & II only, as here, but with no ad catalogue); Wolff 2425 (with endpaper ads only at front of Vol I, and no ad catalogue). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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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        The Poetical Works of. Collected by himself.

      London: Longman Brown Green and Longmans 1853 - Ten volumes, small 8vo. Frontispiece and engraved title in each volume, some with offsetting, foxing to front and rear blanks, marbled endpapers, sides and edges, armorial bookplates. Contemporary dark blue half calf, gilt spines with brown labels, spine a little darkened, some minor marks otherwise an attractive set. A set first published in 1837.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Armee Francaise. [Les Costumes de l'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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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 'keystone' 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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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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'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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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux suivant la classification d'Isidore Geoffroy-St Hilaire avec l'indication de leurs moeurs et de leurs rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture

      Curmer 1853 - 1 fort vol. in-4 reliés 1/2 chagrin noir, dos à nerfs à caissons ornés, tranches rouges. Paris, Curmer, 1853. Avec 19 planches en noir, 12 planches en couleurs & 501 figurines in-texte. Légères rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Quillet]
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        Emaux et camées.

      Eugène Didier 1853 - - Eugène Didier, Paris 1853, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Deuxième édition en partie originale car augmentée de deux poèmes. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs ornée de triples caissons dorés, encadrements de deux filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur "A mon ami Clapet.". Quelques rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Boy Hunters or Adventures in search of a White Buffalo

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston 1853 - Una de las novelas de aventuras del popular escritor Mayne Reid (1818-1853), de origen angloirlandés, cuyas obras suelen estar ambientadas en lugares exóticos. Ejerció de trampero y periodista, alcanzando el grado de capitan en la guerra contra México (1845). El prefacio del autor es de Noviembre de 1852 y leemos con agrado que la obra está dedicada a los jóvenes lectores de Inglaterra y América como eficaz 'antídoto contra la ignorancia, la pereza y el vicio' con el único y maravilloso objetivo de promover el amor por los libros y despertar la imaginación. Sería difícil encontrar una mejor y más clara argumentación. Algunos grabados acompañan las páginas de la obra, las cuales muestran por ciertas manchas que el libro no ha resistido impasible el paso del siglo y medio que lo separa de nosotros. Aunque el libro no lo especifica posiblemente sea una primera edición americana de esta obra. 364 páginas. Un poco fatigado pero perfectamente legible. Una rara avis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
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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

      H. M. Rulison, Cincinnati, Ohio 1853 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        A Key to Unce Tom's Cabin : Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work

      Boston : Cleveland : J. P. Jewett ; O. , Jewett, Proctor & Worthington 1853 - Physical desc. : iv, [5]-262 p. : illus. (facsim. ) ; 25 cm. Subject: Slavery in the U. S. - Condition of slaves. Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher, 1811-1896. Unce Tom's cabin. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 262 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: OLDE BOOK SITE]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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      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 .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Journal of a trip to Darien. - 1852.

      Printed for private circulation, London, 1853 - [1] + 254pp. 1st ed., inscribed by author on title page., very fine in fine original green cloth, rebacked. Contains early references to possible canal development. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books PBFA]
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        Bleak House.

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1853 - Illustrations by H.K. Browne. 8vo. Half dark green calf with compartments and title in gilt, marbled paper over boards. xvi, 624pp. Marbled page edges. Frontispiece, 38 full-page plates (as called for). Very good overall. Some edgewear and light scuffing; some preliminary pages and some (by no means all) engravings quite age toned; oval contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. A pleasing first trade edition -- tight, nice, quite handleable. Rebound, as are most copies, but still quite attractive despite some wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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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..."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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