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        Nederlandsch Oost-Indische typen. Types indiens-neerlandais. Verzameling van groote gelithografieerde platen in kleurdruk. Naar de natuur geteekend door A. van Pers. Met een verklarende tekst in 't Hollandsch en Fransch.

      - 's Gravenhage, C.W. Mieling, 1853 - 1862. Coloured lithographes with Dutch, Malay and French title. Ca. 30 x 24 cm.* Auguste van Pers (1815-1871) was a Dutch artist who spent much of his life in the East Indies. Publication of this collection of Nederlandsch Oost-Indische typen was begun in Batavia in 1851, but abandoned when Van Pers had to return to Holland. C.W. Meiling, one of the foremost Dutch lithographers, began publication of the work in parts in 1853. The dramatic and realistic depictions portray various ethnic groups, their professions and customs in Java for the first time. The work was originally issued in parts and is extremely rare. Ultimately 56 plates were published.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 392; Bastin & Brommer, N497; Haks & Maris, p.208: Pers is a well-know artist, and one of the most prolific of 19th century Indonesia. THE FINE PLATES ARE SOLD SEPARATELY. PLEASE ASK FOR LIST WITH AVAILABLE PRINTS !

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Fürst-Bischof Bernhard von Galen und die Stadt Münster., Eine Historische Studie.

      Münster Fr. Regensberg Vlg., 1853 - 1 Bl. 189 S. mit 2 Lithogr. Pln. und 1 mehrfach gef. Lithogr. Ansicht " Münster vor der Belagerung" nach Merian: 10x68cm Raßmann I, 286,- seltenes und prächtig ausgestattetes Werk sehr gutes Exemplar auch die empfindlichen Pläne und Ansichten sehr gut Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      Robert Armstrong, Washington 1853 - 198 pages with 23 plates. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and black label with gilt lettering to spine. 79 plates with one (Buffalo Dance) folding and some with a single tint, in this first or early issue there are errors in the list of illustrations corrected in later issues viz. Landscapes, etc., 23 plates, numbered as 1-13, 15-23 plus one unnumbered at end; Mammals, 6 plates; Birds, 5 plates, numbered 1, 3-6 (plate 2, Struthus Canicops, Woodhouse, male is called for but not present and most likely not to be found in this issue); Reptiles 21 plates, with 10a misnumbered as 10, 12 as 13, and 13 as 16; Fishes, 3 plates; Plants, 21 plates, plate 21 Aploppus Nuttalii present but not called for. Lacks map. (Senate Executive Document 59) (Howes: 528) 1st edition. After the conquest of New Mexico and California it was apparent that transportation and communications needed to be improved between these new territories and the rest of the United States east of the Mississippi. Geographical knowledge of most of this area, particularly northwestern New Mexico (now northern Arizona), was very limited and inaccurate. Some maps of the day showed a river system that might provide a possible navigable water corridor between New Mexico and the Gulf of California via the Zuni, Little Colorado, and Colorado Rivers. In September of 1851 Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, along with a small crew of topographers, naturalists, artists, and support personnel, and an escort of 30 infantrymen left the Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico by pack train with instructions to explore and map the Zuni and Colorado Rivers and evaluate their navigability in light of a possible impending war with the Mormons in Utah. They traveled southwest along the Zuni River to its mouth and then headed northwest along the Little Colorado, intending to follow it to the Colorado. When they reached Grand Falls (northwest of present-day Winslow, Arizona) their guide, Antoine Leroux, advised them that it was unwise to follow the river any further because it flowed in a deep canyon for the rest of its course and emptied into the great canyon of the Colorado River. They left the river and struck off due west around the north side of the San Francisco Mountains, discovering the Wupatki Indian Ruins along the way, and looped southwestward around the south side of Bill Williams Mountain. The rest of their westward march followed near the future alignment of Route 66 to the Colorado River near the modern town of Bullhead City, Arizona. After a difficult march south along the Colorado River they reached Camp Yuma on November 30. Of course, Sitgreaves discovered that the Zuni and Little Colorado Rivers were not at all navigable and would be useless to transport troops and supplies. The Colorado River, however, was found to be navigable along the entire distance that he explored. Sitgreaves' official report, "Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers in 1851," was published in 1853. Condtion: Foxing, lacks map, all other plates present as called for in Howes, some folding. Rebound in attractive three quarter leather else a about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        The Poultry Book; Comprising the Characteristics, Management, Breeding and Medical Treatment of Poultry.

      London; Wm S Orr and Co. 1853. - 1st edition. 10" x 7.5". iv + [4] + 324pp + [2]pp publishers advert + 22 'chromatic' plates by Harrison Weir + cold title page. Sporadic foxing with some impact on plates. Good hardback in trifle faded and rubbed, half calf, with marbled boards and edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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        Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific,

      London: John Murray,, 1853. including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty's Ship Havannah. Octavo. Publisher's violet cloth, title gilt to the spine, gilt and blind decoration to the boards, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. all edges gilt. Colour lithographic frontispiece and 3 other similar plates - "up to three tints" Abbey - 3 wood-engraved plates and many wood-engraved illustrations to the text, folding track chart at the rear. Neat contemporary prize inscription to the front free endpaper. A little rubbed and sunned, some light foxing to the plates, light toning else, remains a pleasing copy in cloth. First edition. "Captain Erskine sailed from Russell, New Zealand, in 1849, and reached Niue or Savage Island. He visited Manua,Tutuila and Upolu of the Samoan Islands. Next Vava'u, Lifuka, and Tongatabu were visited, then Fiji, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and Port Jackson" (Hill).

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        Journal of a Cruise Among the Islands of the Western Pacific, Including the Feejees and Others Inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty's Ship Havannah

      London: John Murray 1853, 1st edition. (Hardcover) vii, 488 pp. Very good. Half brown leather binding with leather corners and ribbed spine. Gilt title on green background on spine. Gilt edges, 8vo. Coloured plates and black and white illustrations throughout text. Large fold out map at rear of text. An account of a voyage by H.M.S. Havannah to the Western Pacific Islands of Nuie, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Hebrides and New Caledonia with detailed observations of the Melanesian and Polynesian inhabitants and missionary activities..

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        JOURNAL OF A CRUISE AMONG THE ISLANDS OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC, INCLUDING THE FEEJEES AND OTHERS INHABITED BY THE POLYNESIAN NEGRO RACES, IN HER MAJESTY'S SHIP HAVANNAH

      London. 1853.. vi,[2],488pp. plus seven lithographic plates (four in color) including frontispiece, and folding map. Numerous woodcuts. Tipped-in errata slip. Modern three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Very good. "Captain Erskine, in 1849, sailed from Russell, New Zealand, and reached Niue or Savage Island. He visited Manua, Tutuila, and Upolu of the Samoan Islands. Next, Vavau, Lifuka, and Tongatabu were visited, then Fiji, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and Port Jackson" - Hill. Erskine includes vivid descriptions of the Pacific islanders he encountered. The color plates depict "Girls and Man of Uea - Loyalty Islands"; "Maunca, Chief of Tutuila, Samoan Islands" and "Thakombau, Tui Viti, Chief of Feegee"; "Man of Tana, New Hebrides" and "Chief of Vate, New Hebrides"; "Inferior Chief of New Caledonia" and "Naisilini, Chief of Mare, Loyalty Islands." The map shows the route of the H.M.S. Havannah in the western Pacific. HILL 568. ABBEY TRAVEL 602.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Collection of 58 lithographs from the Oeuvres Nouvelles

      Paris: Librairie Nouvelle, [c1853]., 1853. folio. modern half pigskin (worn, joints cracked, the lithographs themselves in very good clean condition, original illus. wrs. of 6 parts bound in). The Oeuvres Nouvellles was issued in 1853-54 in a series of ten parts of ten lithographs each. This is a grouping of six parts, two of which lack one plate each [sub-title as given on front wrapper of each part or at head of caption:] Les Maris Me Font Toujours Rire (9 plates only, numbered from 21-30: lacking no. 22); Histoire De Politiquer (10 plates, numbered from 11-20); Piano (the sub-title a paste-over in manuscript; 10 plates numbered from 1-10); [Bohêmes] (10 plates numbered from 11-20); [Les Parents Terribles] (10 plates numbered from 11-20; Ce Qui Se Fait Dans Les Meilleurs Sociétés (the sub-title a printed paste-over, numbered from 1-9; lacking no. 10). Each plate has a caption title and heading title Masques Et Visages..

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        Verdant Green, An Oxford Freshman": Pencil drawing, signed "Cuthbert Bede- 1853" lower left

      n.p, 1853 - A popular Victorian literary character was Mr. Verdant Green, an Oxford Freshman, hero of several books written and illustrated by a Midland vicar, Rev. Edward Bradley (1827-1889) under the pen-name of Cuthbert Bede. Bradley had learned wood-engraving from no less than George Cruikshank, but, as Houfe notes, "remained very much the amateur, illustrating his own books-and others in a jolly and careless style." He also drew for Punch, and "was one of the first illustrators to satirise photography." This drawing, jolly and careless, shows two sketches of the hapless freshman unsuccessfully defending a wicket--the drawings appear in more finished wood-engraved form on pages 100-101 of The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green-- and a more formal portrait, done in the year in which The Adventures first appeared, thus making it an Oxford, literary, and cricket item all in one Image 9-1/2 x 12 inches; attractively gilt-framed, with lettered French mat, 17-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches overall. . . Houfe, British Book Illustrators, p. 230 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wild Flowers

      London:: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, 1853.. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/. Near Fine Condition. Folio (11.5 x 14 inches, 292 x 355 mm). Original publisher's cloth with floral blind embossed decoration and gilt lettering to cover. Skillfully rebacked with gilt-lettered spine. Lower corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. Faint owner's signature dated 1854 on ff. Pp. 96, fully illustrated. Every leaf has two separate colored wood-engraved botanical illustrations on the top third of the page, with accompanying text below. Anne Pratt (1806-93), a grocer's daughter from Kent and author of Common Things of the Seaside and Our Native Songsters, illustrated all of her botanical books in the spirit of the Victorian Naturalists and successfully merged the study of botany with romantic flower-lore. Wild Flowers is Miss Pratt's first botanical work. In 1855, she produced her hallmark work on British Flora: The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. (Blunt p. 236).

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        STORIA DELL ORIGINE E PROGRESSO DI SANTO VITO DI PALESTRINA.

      Tip. Belle Arti, Roma 1853 - 8º, 128p. Enc. época en piel burdeos con superlibris heráldico del PAPA PIO IX y grecas en ambas tapas, dorados en lomo, cantos, y cortes. Sello ant. prop. Raro. - Se habla especialmente de las familias Theodoli, Baccelli y Testa. 1853

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        Astronomischer Bilder-Atlas. (AND) Populäre Astronomie. Zugleich erläuternder text zu Prof. L. Preyssinger's Astronomischem Himmels-Atlas [sic].

      . Stuttgart, Wilhelm Nitzschke, no date [but 1853]. Atlas: Folio-sized portfolio with 12 engraved and hand-coloured cardboard plates [29,9 x 23,8 cm], some with cut outs covered by different coloured sheets of transparent paper to let light shine through. Full colour pictorial sheet pasted on front board (AND) Text by C. Schmetzer. 4to. 40 pp., printed wrappers.* Rare celestial atlas explaining the seasons on earth, the phases of the moon, the movement of comets and their tails, and other heavenly objects and events visible with the naked eye or a small telescope. The earth is still shown without the Antarctic continent. The twelve plates depict the following: I. Die Central Sonne (an early map of the Milky Way galaxy); II. Himmels-Karte; III. Darstellung des Sonnensystems (with the planet orbits, and Halley's comet); IV. Vergleichende Darstellung der Grosse der Planeten (and the bigger moons); V. Die Sonne und verschiedene Erscheinungen derselben; VI. Der Mond durch das Fernrohr gesehen; VII. Transparente Darstellung der Mondsphasen; VIII. Finsternisse, and: Die ansicht von Ebbe & Fluth; IX. Ansicht von den Jahreszeiten; X. Die Erde und Ihre Atmosphäre (the earth's crust shown as solid, with concentric rings); XI. Kometen und Aerolithen; XII. Abbildungen der Meterologie die verschiedenen erscheinungen der Atmosphare Darstellend (in b/w). The text explains in detail the use of the cards and the objects dealt with, and probably dates from around 1875 on the basis of upcoming solar eclipses. The text is the third, much enlarged edition. Spine of portfolio with small tear, otherwise a very good copy, rarely seen in a complete state..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Rev. . To which is added, select hymns, from other authors .

      Crocker & Brewster, Boston: 1853 - . With a fore-edge painting, dark, showing a shipping scene. Sm. 12mo. 36, (51)-776 pp. Original dark green morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Early ownership signature. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . . Revised and Corrected, With Additions of Notes . . . By Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. Two Volumes. Cohen 9452

      Robert H. Small, Minor Street, Philadelphia 1853 - Modern buckram, a good clean set One of only two American editions of one of the five greatest English law books, containing the notes of Hargrave and Butler praised by Maitland, particularly for their value for the study of English medieval law; with the notes of Lord Nottingham [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Three Illuminated Manuscripts. 1. Commision to the Earles ofShrewsbury and Kent for the Execution of Mary Queen of Scotts.

      Stracey Rackeath 1853, Rackeath - Very Good condition in full morocco, light fading hardback 2. Rev. Brahma's Poem As I Lay Athynkynge & 3. England's Elisabeth, Her Life and Troubles. All Manuscript, illuminated [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Eisenbahnen und ihre Wirkungen.

      Braunschweig, Schwetschke 1853 - Der Einband berieben, die Ecken bestoßen. Papierenes Bibliotheks-Schildchen auf dem Rücken, rotes Titelschildchen. Schmutztitel fehlt. Stempel auf Titel: Koen.Pr.Statistisches Bureau. Innendeckel mit hs Signaturnummer. Guter Zustand. Karl Gustav Adolf Knies (* 29. März 1821 in Marburg; † 3. August 1898 in Heidelberg) war ein deutscher Ökonom. Er lehrte über 30 Jahre in Heidelberg. 3 Blatt, 147 Seiten. Deutsch 210g

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Registrum Honoris De Morton. A series of ancient charters of the Earldom of Morton with other original papersin two volumes

      The Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh. 1853 - 2 vols. 4to. Pp xcix, 203; xxiv, 361. Original roan-backed boards. Teg. An excellent fresh copy from Andrew Carnegie's library at Skibo Castle with his bookplate in each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Pianta della Cittá di Milano.

      1853 - Milan: Bettali, c.1850, Coloured, 350 x 480mm. Folds as issued. A circular map of Milan engraved by Stucci, with eight vignettes: the Cortile dell' Ospedale Maggiore; S. Ambrogio; S. Satiro; Camera Sepolcrale di S. Carlo; Cortile del Seminario; S. Lorenzo; Sahristia Di S. Satiro; and Santa Maria Presso S. Celso.

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        Les Chroniques de Sire Jean Froissart. 3 volumes aux armes.

      Paris, Société du Panthéon Littéraire 1853 - Qui traitent des merveilleuses Emprises, Nobles Aventures et Faits d'Armes advenus en son temps en France, Angleterre, Bretagne, Bourgogne, Ecosse, Espagne, Portugal et autres parties. Nouvellement revues et augmentées d'après les Manuscrits avec Notes, Éclaircissements, Tables et Glossaire par J. AC. Buchon. Les chroniques de Froissart sont des chroniques médiévales. Elles couvrent les années 1322 à 1400 et décrivent les évènements de la première moitié de la Guerre de Cent Ans. Il est considéré comme le premier journaliste-reporter. Paris, Société du Panthéon Littéraire - 1853. Imprimé sur 2 colonnes. Armes indéterminées différentes sur les 2 plats des reliures. 1er plat : 1 lion et 1 cheval de chaque coté d'1 couronne royale posée sur une sphère où est gravée 1 maxime "honi soit qui mal y pense". 2ème plat : 1 couronne à 3 branches et 1 lionne au dessus de 3 fleurs de lys. Belle reliure plein veau glacé de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison noire. Tranches marbrées. Armes dorées sur les plats des 3 volumes. Triple filets dorés encadrant les plats avec fleurons angulaires. Roulette sur les coupes. Très rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x18). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Manual of Photography - followed by Richard Griffin catalogue of Photographic Apparatus

      John Joseph Griffin, London 1853 - 320 p. followed by 18 p. of Richard Griffin catalogue of Photographic Apparatus (calotype and Daguerreotype apparatus, plate holders, etc.). Embossed red cloth stained and starting at hinges - spined reinforced with transparent tape. Text block mostly clean and in good condition. note: There are two title pages, the second of which states: Encyclopaedia Metropolitana or, System of Universal Knowledge: on a Methodical Plan Projected by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Third Edition, Enlarged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploration of the valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department

      Washington: Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853,1854.

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        The Romance of Indian Life / by Mrs. Mary H. Eastman ; with Other Tales, Selections from the Iris, an Illuminated Souvenir

      Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo 1853 - Description: xvi, 298 p. , 12 leaves of plates : col. Ill. , ports. (chromolithographs) ; 24 cm. Subjects: Indians of North America --Literary collections. Notes: Includes chromolithographs by C. Schuessele after drawings by Capt. S. Eastman, published by P. S. Duval. Very good copy in the original title-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 298 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of an Expedition down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      Robert Armstrong, DC 1853 - Senate Ex. Doc. 59, 32d Congress, 2nd Session. 1st, bound in 3/4 leather by an unknown binder; name "N.H. Walley" stamped at bottom of spine. Good only; both boards are loose, and have been held in place with new cords by a binder (in other words, not completely restored). Marbled paper of covers is heavily rubbed. A triangular piece at the top of the spine is threatening to chip off. Inside things are better. This copy belonged to Ruthven Deane (1851-1934), famous ornithologist, scholar and bookplate collector; his bookplate is on the marbled front pastedown. (The endpapers are split at the hinges front and back.) He was an early President of the Illinois Audubon Society, which preceded the National Audubon Society. On the first of 2 blank pages is the signature "Ruthven Deane, 1.Mch.1849." Beneath this, in a different pen, he had begun to write "List of birds" but the ink was bleeding, so he wrote on a thick card, "List of birds by Dr. S.W. Woodhouse on page 58, Also autograph letter of the author. R. Deane." He pasted this card in, along with a newspaper notice of Woodhouse's death, dated 24 Oct. 1904. Samuel Washington Woodhouse (1821-1904; note that both men lived 83 years) lost the use of a finger to a rattlesnake bite on this expedition; apparently his companions advised him that the best treatment was to stay drunk all night. The AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Woodhouse is tipped in at p. 58, where his section on birds begins; he also wrote the section on Mammals, and the Medical Report. It was written to Mr. Deane in Philadelphia on May 28th, 1900, and concerns an upcoming trip to Boston on the way to Maine. There is scattered but minimal foxing in the text. The plates (with the usual 1st-state numbering problems) are very clean, with only a bit of toning around the edges. Plates 13-21 of Plants have some foreedge tears, and some upper corners creased. The large map is in about good plus condition; several tears at its hinge have been repaired, and there are a number of sm. holes where folds intersect. It is lightly toned but clean and free of foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        5 lettres autographes signées

      - PERRAULT-DABOT Anatole Denis François (1853-1936), historien, archiviste de la Commission des Monuments historiques. 5 lettres autographes signées 1) Lettre autographe signée. Paris 28 septembre 1894. 1 p. ½ in-8. Relatif à un portrait de Charles le Téméraire conservé à l¿hospice de Beaune. Perrault-Dabot travaille à une iconographie du Téméraire et il souhaite savoir si le portait est une copie de celui du musée de Dijon. 2) L.A.S. Paris 8 octobre 1894. 1 p. ½ in-8. Il remercie pour la réponse à la lettre précédente. Il s¿engage à retourner la faveur s¿il trouvait des informations concernant le « Panthéon militaire beaunois » de son correspondant. 3) Lettre autographe signée. Paris 11 octobre 1894. 2 p. in-8. « J¿ai reçu votre 2e lettre et les renseignements qu¿elle contient. Le catalogue du musée de Dijon se trouve à la bibliothèque des Beaux-Arts dont j¿ai la garde, mais je n¿en suis pas moins content d¿en avoir (.) un extrait concernant les portraits du Téméraire ». Il ajoute : « si vous rendez visite au musée [de Dijon], vous serez bien aimable d¿y examiner les 2 portraits catalogués n° 504 et 508 et de me dire aussi s¿ils ont la barbe. Ce doivent être des peintures bien plus récentes, du XVIe ou XVIIe siècle et par conséquent d¿une moindre valeur ». 4) Lettre autographe signée. Paris 19 mars 1901. 2 p. in-8. Il a été nommé adjoint à l¿Inspection générale des Monuments historiques, chargé de classer les objets d¿art appartenant aux Eglises, municipalités et établissements publics d¿intérêt national. Il commence par la Côte d¿Or et sera le 31 mars à Dijon. « Si vous jugez que le tabernacle de Chenôve mérite d¿être classé, je me ferai un plaisir d¿en faire la proposition ». 5) Lettre autographe signée adressée à Loÿs d¿Auzell. Paris 19 mars 1914. 2 p. ½ in-8, avec enveloppe. Intéressante lettre relative à l¿une de ses publications : Un portrait de Charles le Téméraire, miniature inédite du XVe (1894). Il évoque aussi le retable de Beaune : « le duc de bourgogne qui y figure est à n¿en pas douter Philippe Le Bon (.) ».

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        Die Buccomantie, oder die Kunst, nach dem Munde und den Zähnen, deren Bildung und Beschaffenheit, die Gesinnungsart eines Menschen zu erkennen und ihm wahrzusagen. Auf die Grundlehren der berühmtesten Physiognomen, hauptsächlich aber auf die Entdeckung characteristischer Offenbarungsmerkmale des menschlichen Mundes basirt und die Glaubwürdigkeit derselben thatsächlich an einer grossen Anzahl zum Theil berühmter und noch lebender Personen dargethan. Mit 8 Tafeln Abbildungen. Nach dem Französischen bearbeitet.

      Voigt,, Weimar, 1853 - Weimar, Voigt, 1853. 8°. XX + 186 + 2 S. + 8 Tafeln. Priv. HLwd. mit aufgezogener OBrosch. Mit allen Tafeln. - R. fachmännisch restauriert, stärkere Gbrsp., Schn. tintenfleckig, St. u. Prägestempel a. V., fingerfleckig, einige Bleistift-Anstr. im T. - Sehr selten. Deutsch Priv. HLwd. mit aufgezogener OBrosch. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bleak House . With illustrations by H.K. Browne [Phiz]

      London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1853 - Physical description; pp. xvi. 624 : plates ; 23 cm. With a half-title. With additional title page, engraved. Physical description; [9], viii-xvi, 624 p., [39] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. (8vo). Notes; Printer's imprint on title page verso and colophon. With a dedication to the Guild of Literature and Art (f. [A]3r). Illustrated with a steel-etched frontispiece, etched title leaf, and 38 etched plates. Originally published in 20 numbers in 19 parts (the last two numbers published in one part) between March 1852 and September 1853, published in one volume 12th Sept. 1853. 1st edition issue points present: elgble on page 19 line 6; chair on page 209, line 23; counsinship on page 275 line 22. Referenced by Sadleir 682. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern calf over green, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM.

      John P. Jewett and Company, Boston 1853 - viii, 263p. Illustrated with three full-page plates. Each contribution accompanied by facsimile signature of its author. Publisher's green ribbed embossed cloth with gilt spine title A collection of anti-slavery testimonies gathered by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, including essays, poems and fiction by William H. Seward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Mann, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lewis Tappan, Horace Greely, each accompanied by the author's signature in facsimile. Includes Frederick Douglass' "The Heroic Slave," Douglass' only work of fiction.Sabin 28835; Blockson 9204; Drummond p. 62.; Wright II, 1033.Rare. Moderate foxing and spotting, spine a little faded, one signature sprung, but sound and quite decent copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; or LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY, A One Volume Edition

      John P. Jewett & Co., 1853-01-01. Hardcover. Good. There is no copyright page. This has two frontispieces, one of Stowe and one of Eva. No date on Eva's. Boston,John P.Jewett and company,Cleveland Ohio,Jewett,proctor and Worthington. 560pp. Some slight foxing. 3/4 leather. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners. Four raised bands. Binding solid. Front and read boards have rubbing as well. Some sunning to the top of the boards. 8 3/4" tall.

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        The Stones of Venice:The Foundations, The sea-stories; The Fall. With illustrations drawn by the author.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-53 1853 - 3 voll. in-4 XV (1) 413 XXI c. (di tav.) (1) 2 16; VI (2) 394 XX c. (di tav.) (1) c. (di tav.) (2) 16; (4) 362 XII c. (2) 16. Legatura originale in piena tela con piatti impressi in oro su cornice floreale. Caratteri dorati e leone veneziano impressi al dorso. Ogni tavola ha la sua carta protettiva. Cuffia inferiore del primo volume un po' logono. Prima rara edizione della nota opera di Ruskin. Original cloth binding with gold impressed plates. Gold title and gold Venetian lion with on the spine. Table V on the first volume has a lack on the corner. Rare first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map. Western States compiled from the United States surveys

      J.H. Colton, New York 1853 - A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships. Folding colored map, 36¼ x 43½ inches. Publisher's half sheep embossed cloth binding (6¼ x 4¼ inches), front cover gilt. Front and rear covers lightly worn. Publisher's advertisement on front pastedown. Broadside entitled "Comparative statistics of the Western States" (13 x 11½ inches) tipped on map. Light stains in margin of broadside, margins and cartouche of map. Clean tears at folds in map and in decorative border near broadside. A very good copy, with vibrant color. Map, with period hand-colouring, 36 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches, with smaller format folding letterpress table tipped in, both folding into original roan binding, the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt `Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton.', paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement (rebacked in cloth). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bosquejo economico politico de la isla de Cuba, comprensivo de varios proyectos de prudentes y saludables mejoras que pueden introducirse en su gobierno y administracion.?

      Madrid, Imprenta de D. Manuel Pita, Madera Alta, 1852, and Habana: Imprenta de Barcina, 1853. - Lithograph portrait of author. Tables in text. Lithographic portrait, 420 pp.; 462 pp., (1 blank l.). 2 volumes. 8°, contemporary quarter maroon morocco over decorated boards (slight defect to head of spine of volume II; other very minor wear at extremities), marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, two leather labels for each volume, gilt letter. Light browning in second volume (but not brittle); first volume clean and crisp. A very good to fine set. "C de E" at foot of each spine. Marginal notes in pencil on title page. 2 volumes. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Torrente begins by discussing the movement for Cuban independence, including British and American attitudes and involvement, and royal decrees of the 1850s regarding Cuba. From vol. I, p. 132 he describes Cuban climate, topography, agriculture, population, transportation, the clergy, justice system, public education, police, and civil government, with particular attention to municipal government and trade with Spain. Volume II is concerned with improving trade, particularly in grains and minerals, and with reforming the monetary system, banks, and the tax system.Mariano Torrente (Barbastro, Huesca, 1792-Havana, 1856) fought in the Peninsular War before being named consul to the Papal States (1815-1822). Named consul at Livorno, he became a close friend of Agustín Iturbide. Torrente's @Historia de la Revolución hispanoamericana, Madrid, 1829-1830, was the first overview of the Latin American independence movements - of which Torrente himself strongly disapproved. Torrente had years of firsthand knowledge of Cuba. He was sent in 1833 to the Tesorería de Rentas de La Habana, remaining there until 1840, and he returned to Cuba for good in 1843, after holding a series of high government positions in Spain. He remained convinced that Spain should attempt to reconquer its former Latin American colonies.Among Torrente's many published works are several dealing with Cuba: @Proyecto de contribución, 1838; @Opúsculo sobre la Hacienda de la isla de Cuba, 1840; @Cuestión importante sobre la esclavitud, 1841; and @Memoria sobre la esclavitud, 1841.---- Trelles III, 239-40. Palau 336118. NUC: DLC, CU, FU, NcD, OrU, CtY, ICJ, MB, NN, NNH, CU OCLC: 11881530 and others. Copac locates copies at the British Library and Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Historica oder systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der in Deutschland und dem Auslande auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte neu erschienen Bücher. Erster bis 28. Jahrgang., 28 Jahrgänge in acht Bänden. (Die Jahrgänge 1 bis 9 erschienen unter dem Titel: Bibliotheca historico-geographica oder systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der in Deutschland und dem Auslande auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte und Geographie neu erschienen Bücher. Herausgegeben von Ernst A. Zuchold [Erster Jahrgang. I.Heft. Januar bis Juni 1853], Gustav Schmidt [Erster Jahrgang. II.Heft. Juli / Dezember 1853 bis achter Jahrgang. II.Heft. Juli / December 1860], Dr. W. (Friedrich August Wilhelm) Müldener [Neunter Jahrgang I. Heft bis 28. Jahrgang II.Heft.

      Göttingen: Verlag von Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1853 - 1880. - Je Jahrgang 150 bis (später) zu 400 Seiten. Jeder Jahrgang durch Register erschlossen. Fast vollständige Folge der Bibliotheca Historica in 28 Jahrgängen. Es erschienen 1881 noch zwei, und 1882 noch ein Heft; 1882 - 2. Semester bis 1886 nicht erschienen, 1887 erschienen unter dem Titel ' Vierteljährliche systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte in Deutschland und dem Auslande neu erschienen Schriften und Zeitschriften-Aufsätze' noch vier Hefte, danach wurde das erscheinen eingestellt. * * * Einbände nur gering berieben, ExLibris der 'Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde in Riga' auf den Vorsätzen, die ersten Titelblätter der Bände gestempelt, sonst noch gut erhaltenex Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 9500 21 x 13,5 cm, schlichte zeitgenössische Halbleinenbände mit handschriftlichen Rückentiteln auf montierten Rückenschildern, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Historica oder systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der in Deutschland und dem Auslande auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte neu erschienen Bücher. Erster bis 28. Jahrgang. 28 Jahrgänge in acht Bänden. (Die Jahrgänge 1 bis 9 erschienen unter dem Titel: Bibliotheca historico-geographica oder systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der in Deutschland und dem Auslande auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte und Geographie neu erschienen Bücher. Herausgegeben von Ernst A. Zuchold [Erster Jahrgang. I.Heft. Januar bis Juni 1853], Gustav Schmidt [Erster Jahrgang. II.Heft. Juli / Dezember 1853 bis achter Jahrgang. II.Heft. Juli / December 1860], Dr. W. (Friedrich August Wilhelm) Müldener [Neunter Jahrgang I. Heft bis 28. Jahrgang II.Heft. Juli / December 1879], Dr. E. Ehrenfeuchter [28. Jahrgang 1880])

      Göttingen: Verlag von Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1853 - 1880.. Je Jahrgang 150 bis (später) zu 400 Seiten. 21 x 13,5 cm, schlichte zeitgenössische Halbleinenbände mit handschriftlichen Rückentiteln auf montierten Rückenschildern, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen.. Jeder Jahrgang durch Register erschlossen. Fast vollständige Folge der Bibliotheca Historica in 28 Jahrgängen. Es erschienen 1881 noch zwei, und 1882 noch ein Heft; 1882 - 2. Semester bis 1886 nicht erschienen, 1887 erschienen unter dem Titel ' Vierteljährliche systematisch geordnete Uebersicht der auf dem Gebiete der gesammten Geschichte in Deutschland und dem Auslande neu erschienen Schriften und Zeitschriften-Aufsätze' noch vier Hefte, danach wurde das erscheinen eingestellt. * * * Einbände nur gering berieben, ExLibris der 'Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde in Riga' auf den Vorsätzen, die ersten Titelblätter der Bände gestempelt, sonst noch gut erhaltenex Exemplar.

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        The Poetical Works of.

      London: Edward Moxon 1853 - 8vo, (xii), 715, (1) pp. Frontispiece and engraved title, somewhat foxed, fine bookplate by Stephen Gooden for S.L. [Sir Stephen Lewis] Courtauld, 19th century inscription to front blank. Contemporary maroon full morocco, a.e.g., spine slightly sunned with minor rubbing to joints. Under the gilt on the fore edge is a handsome fore edge painting of the Palace of Westminster, from across the river with various boats and shipping in the foreground. A unique volume.

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        Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, And Historical.A New Edition, Carefully Revised.

      London: William S.Orr And Co., 1853. - large 8vo. pp. xxiv, 458. 27 steel-engraved plates (incl. frontis., additional title & 1 map) & c350 wood-engraved text illus. (15 full-page), by R.Brandard, E.Radclyffe, E.G.Scharf, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, & others. A handsome copy in full morocco by J.White, the sides with gilt ornamental border, gilt-tooled spine, inside dentelles, all edges gilt (the only imperfections are a little rubbing of the corners & a small chip at the head of the spine). A new carefully revised edition, with an index, an added 'History of the Characteristics of Greek Art' by George Scharf, tinted wood-engravings, and one map of Greece replacing the two separate ones of the north and south. Wordsworth, nephew of the poet and his literary executor, was headmaster of Harrow and later Bishop of Lincoln. In 1832-33 he travelled in Greece, and discovered the site of the oracle of Zeus at Dodona. The numerous plates and text illustrations depict scenery, architecture, and costume. cfBlackmer 1840-41. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Wien, Sollingers Witwe, 1853. - 12 Hefte in einem Band. Zusammen 268 SS. Mit 44 mehrfach gefalteten, gest. bzw. lithogr. Tafeln. Originalleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Rückenvergoldung. 4to. Gutes, vollständiges Exemplar des gesuchten Werkes zur Stadtgeschichte mit den durchwegs doppelblattgroßen Ansichten von Wiener Straßen, Monumenten, Gebäuden und Plätzen. Die für diese Veduten verwendeten Vorlagen stammen meist noch aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. - Aus der Sammlung Ringer, Wien. Innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Mayer 403. Nebehay/W. 637. Gugitz III, 12117.

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        Bleak House . With illustrations by H.K. Browne [Phiz]

      London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1853 - Physical description; pp. xvi. 624 : plates ; 23 cm. With a half-title. With additional title page, engraved. Physical description; [9], viii-xvi, 624 p., [39] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. (8vo). Notes; Printer's imprint on title page verso and colophon. With a dedication to the Guild of Literature and Art (f. [A]3r). Illustrated with a steel-etched frontispiece, etched title leaf, and 38 etched plates. Originally published in 20 numbers in 19 parts (the last two numbers published in one part) between March 1852 and September 1853, published in one volume 12th Sept. 1853. 1st edition issue points present: "elgble" on page 19 line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. Referenced by Sadleir 682. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern calf over green, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile.

      - Wien, W. Braumüller, 1853. 4to (310 x 245 mm) & atlas oblong-folio (307 x 405 mm). pp. 70, with 5 chromo-lithographed plates, 4 showing sceneries of the Andes mountains. Publisher's printed wrappers. A beautifully illustrated work on the natural history of Chile. It was published in volume V of the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. Math.-Naturw. Classe', pages 73-142. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de Napoléon, de sa famille et de son épopée. En 5 TOMES

      PLON FRERES 1853 - RO20045747: Coiffes abîmées. 2nd plat de couverture détaché sur les Tomes 1 et 5. Manque en coiffe de pied sur tous les tomes. Quelques manques sur les plats de couverture des tomes I, IV et V. Culs-de-lampes illustrés en noir et blanc. Tome II en état passable, avec le dos cassé et les mors fendus. Mouillures dans les Tomes IV et V. Au point de vue de l'influence des idées napoléoniennes sur le monde. TOME I (460 pages) : L'Italie, La Corse, les Bonaparte, enfance de Napoléon, mariage de Joséphine. TOME II (544 pages) : Bonaparte au quartier général de Nice, Montenotte, Millesimo, Dego, Mondovi, Armistice avec le Piémont et le Duc de Parme, Passage du Pô par Bonaparte, passage de l'Adda, Bataille de Lodi. TOME III (544 pages) : le Directoire vis-à-vis de l'Europe et de la France, Système de Sievès, Constitution de l'An VIII, Bonaparte 1er Consul, Pacification intérieur, Bataille de Marengo. TOME IV (576 pages.) : Les préliminaires de l'Empire, le camp de Boulogne et la Flotille, Capitulation d'Ulm, Traité de Presbourg, Alliance de la famille impériale, Napoléon à Berlin, Blocus continental, Influence des idées napoléoniennes. TOME V ( 616 pages) : la Hollande est réunie à l'Empire Français, Grandeur et Puissance de l'Empire, Marche de Napoléon sur Moscou, Campagne de Russie, Bataille de la Moskowa, Retraite et désastre de l'Armée Française, Campagne de Saxe, bataille de Lutzen, de Bautzen et de Wurtchen, Bataille de Wachau, de Leipzig et de Hanau, Fuite de Marie-Louise, capitulation de Paris, Waterloo, Bourbons à Paris, Île d'Elbe. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.051-Histoire de Napoléon 1er [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cadiz. Vista tomada desde encima de la farola. (Faro). De la obra: L'Espagne a Vol d'Oiseau.

      París: Imp. Francois Delarue, 1853. - Imagen 44 x 28'5 cm. Papel 57'5 x 40'5 cm. Litografía en tono sepia. Tres pequeños cortes de papel en los margenes blancos, hábilmente restaurados. Muy buen estado.

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        The Famous Clockmaker Silas Hoadley Writes To The President Of A Railroad, Asking Him To Reroute A Line: ?The Road Down The Brook From My Place To Waterville Could Not Consistently Be Blocked Up So As To Prevent The Travel?It Is Practicable To Change The Road East Of R. Road, But It May Not Be Acceptable?

      ALS. 1pg. 7 ¾? x 12 ½?. March 31, 1853. Plymouth [Connecticut]. A rare autograph letter signed ?Silas Hoadley? to James M. Bunce, the president of the Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad: ?Would state in reply to yours of the 26th inst that have had a conference this day with Mr. Bronson (1st Select Man of Waterbury) and several others who expressed the opinion that the road down the brook from my place to Waterville could not consistently be blocked up so as to prevent the travel, that appears to be there general impression so far as my enquiries have extended. As I remarked in my former letter, it is practicable to change the road east of R. Road, but it may not be acceptable. I see no way to come to any decision or any thing useful, but for those in authority to come out & act. To move the road east will make about ½ a mile more road to built than to keep the west side of a brook, and after all it may be found the less expensive to keep the west side. All this...may be so, does not pay for the reading and in conclusion would say that a drop in the bucket, or the dust of the balance, would be like the influence in this case. Your humble servt Silas Hoadley?. The letter has three mailing folds and is in very fine condition. I could find no other examples of a Hoadley letter selling at auction.

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        The MINER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS.

      Sun Print., (1853), San Francisco: - Text printed p. 4, in 3 columns, with a surrounding border of 11 wood engraved vignettes of mining-camp life, as drawn by Harrison Eastman. Eastman's images portray the temptations which the commandments exhort the miners to resist, such as gambling, drinking, staking false claims, stealing, fighting, lying, etc. "Thou shalt have no other claim than one." "Thou shalt not go prospecting before thy claim gives out." "Thou shalt not steal a pick, or a shovel, or a pan, from thy fellow miner; ." "Thou shalt not tell any false tales about 'good diggings in the mountains' to thy neighbor ." "Thou shalt not commit unsuitable matrimony." So declares 'The Miner's Ten Commandments.' These divine rules of the California Gold Rush came about in the early 1850s, when keeping the Sabbath became a point of issue in Placerville [and other mining regions]. Such religious observance was favored by James Hutchings, but not so by many other residents. Their lack of spiritual reverence was lampooned, along with many other shady miner practices, by Hutchings in this famous, and subsequently oft- imitated, parody of the Ten Commandants. The work was first published 4 June 1853 in the Placerville Herald, and this the first separate publication. For more detailed history of this piece, see Kruska's HUTCHINGS, Chapter 5. Subtle age toning to extremities. Fold lines, which are a bit tender & starting at the edges. Still, a respectable VG copy. 11-1/4" x 9-1/4". 1st separate issue (Baird 167; Clifford 180). 1 sheet of lined, light blue laid paper, folded once vertically. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Key to Uncle 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

      John P. Jewett & Co. Cleveland, Ohio 1853 - Tipped in, mounted to a larger piece of paper, is a slip of paper (5" x 1 1/4") SIGNED by H. B. Stowe (someone has penned the author's name underneath the signature). Original green cloth, with blindstamped borders and title on both front and reasr panels, and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The cloth is rubbed, boards exposed at the corners, and the spine ends are frayed with short tears. The pages have some waviness (not from any moisture, but rather from the thin quality of paper used), and there is the occasional soiling. Even with the the wear to the cloth this is a near very good copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's defense against the attacks and criticism of her work, Uncle Tom's Cabin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PRINCIPJ DI ARCHITETTURA CIVILE

      SERAFINO MAJOCCHI LIBRAIO-EDITORE, Milano 1853 - MILIZIA FRANCESCO PRINCIPJ DI ARCHITETTURA CIVILE di FRANCESCO MILIZIA Illustrati dal prof. architetto GIOVANNI ANTOLINI con nuove osservazioni e note in aggiunta alle già edite del 1817 TERZA EDIZIONE MILANESE MIGLIORATA PER CURA DEL D. IN MAT. LUIGI MASIERI e aumentata di appendici sui ponti di ferro, sulle strade ferrate e sulla costruzione delle volte con 37 TAVOLE IN RAME MILANO 1853 presso SERAFINO MAJOCCHI LIBRAIO-EDITORE in contrada de profumieri n° 3219 Mezza pelle coeva con titoli e fregi oro al dorso; pp (2), XVI,608, (2); COMPLETO DELLE 37 TAVOLE IN RAME PIÙ VOLTE RIPIEGATE + FRONTESPIZIO (BUSTO DEL MILIZIA - G. BRAMATI DISEGNO' E INCISE); Timbro di biblioteca estinta, PIATTI LEGGERMENTE CONSUMATI QUALCHE LEGGERA FIORITURA SU ALCUNE PAGINE MA OTTIMO E COMPLETISSIMO ESEMPLARE

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        Map of Central America Including the States of Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

      Saunders and Stanford, London 1853 - Attractive large scale map of Central America, Size : 970x475 (mm), 38.125x18.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Excellent, disected and laid on original canvas

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        Mogg's London and its Environs. Drawn from the latest Surveys

      London, Mogg 1853. 17 cm. Handkolorierter lithographierter Plan (52 x 69 cm), gefaltet, mit Straßenverzeichnis 30 Seiten In Original-Verlagseinband, Leineneinband-Mappe mit Deckeltitel "Mogg's London and its Environs, for 1853 - London und Umgebung zwischen Hampstead (Nordwesten), Stoke Newington (Norden), Greenwich (Südosten), Camberwell (Süden) und und Kensington Gardens (Westen). Mit Darstellung der Eisenbahnlinien und Bahnhöfe. Der Plan ist außerdem mit einer kolorierten Umkreismarkierung (Radius 3 Meilen) versehen, deren Mittelpunkt das Post office darstellt. Insgesamt gut erhaltener Plan, Einriß im Falz restauriert. - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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