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        Strenna Italiana anno XIX

      . Strenna Italiana anno XIX (Milano, Venezia e Verona: Carpano, 1853). Large 8vo . ( 9 3/4 x 6 7/8"; 248 x 175mm). Publisherís stiff paper binding of white and blue, embossed with cameos on both covers, including an 18th century couple dancing, four ladies with fancy coiffures (repeated on each cover). There is a central cameo which is hand-colored and decorated with fabric, gilt and colors of a girl holding a rose. Faint dampstains affecting spine and small portion of front cover. 222p, the text printed on fine white paper with decorative borders, & finely etched plates interspersed. Occasional foxing in spots. Cloth clamshell box. This is a ìstrennaî gift book popular in the mid-19th century. Mainly for women, the anthology includes Italian poetry and travel stories. This volume if of interest to English romantics. It contains Marcello Mazzoniís ìDue scene di un dramma inedito intitolato Byron a Venezia.î Gift books were published annually across Europe and in Boston and New York. Italian examples are rare, especially in this condition. Provenance: Paul Edward Chevalier (sold at Christies, 1990). Ref: The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Volume 1, p. 196 George Watson, Ed. ,CUP Archive, 1966 Mazzoni translated Byron into Italian including Manfred in 1832 (CBEL).

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        PACIFIC MILLS. Cotton. Wool. Set of Two Wooden Display Cases.

      Pacific Mills, (n d), Lawrence, Massachusetts: - In 1853, Pacific Mills incorporated in Lawrence, Massachusetts with capital of $1 million. The original mills & print works were built by the Essex Company, remodeled in 1882, and frequently expanded during the many years of its existence. In the late 19th C., the firm was considered one of the foremost corporations in the world. Abbot Lawrence, the cityÕs namesake, was the first company president. The firm started as a producer of womenÕs dress goods in wool & cotton, and included a print house & dye works. By the mid-1890s, the mills were producing many divers cloth fabrics, including calicos, lawns, & shirtings, with over 200,000 spindles in operation.This lot consists of 2 late 19th C. Pacific Mills dark wood sample cases with clear glass top, one for Wool, one for Cotton, each showing the 3 stages of production: the raw fiber product, intermediate stage processing & final cloth sample. Wool with 14 printed gold labels; Cotton with 16 printed cloth labels. An uncommon late 19th C. surviving artifact documenting the processes of the very important US textile industry. Minor wear, rubs & scratches to cases. Glass appears to be 20th C. Very Good Plus. Dark wood cases with gold PACIFIC MILLS decals to front [& wool lid]. Left side with 3 brass wood screws [for glass removal & adjusting of contents]. Cotton: 11-3/4" x 16" x 1-1/4". Wool [with lid]: 13" x 17-1/4". Wool [w/o lid]: 12-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 1-3/4". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      Robert Armstrong (printer), Washington (Senate issue) 1853 - 31pp. index, 198p. bound in full calf expertly rebacked with original labels preserved, free from the foxing that is endemic to this volume with library stamp at head of book, illustrated with large folding map, views and full page black & white and tinted plates containing the entire landscape issues of the Zuni tribe, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and plants. Everett Graff states the bird plate #2 was not issued, and there is an extra (unlisted) botanical plate numbered 21.The present copy appears to be lacking botanical plate 4 but has 78 plates as called for in Graff plus the large folding map as called for in Graff.[ Howes S528. Wheat 763. Wagner/Camp 230:2 Graff 3809]. Carl Wheat writes of the map: "a monumental achievement .though marred with misspellings [it is] exceedingly well done." (Transmississippi West 3, pp. 22-24). Octavo

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        Essai sur l\'inÃ?galitÃ? des races humaines

      Hitlerís French MentorGOBINEAU, [Joseph-Arthur Comte] de. Essai sur l\'inÃ?galitÃ? des races humaines. Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot FrÃ?res, 1853-1855.First edition. Four volumes, octavo.Contemporary half mauve cloth over dark sprinkled boards. Spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Spines a bit faded. Foxing throughout, front hinge of Volume I cracked but sound. Bookplates. A beautiful set.ìThe French Diplomatist and man of letters, Gobineau (1816-1882), has, through the ëEssay on the Inequality of the Human Racesíóhis one excursion into the realms of anthropology and sociologyóexerted an influence upon European thought and action which is quite disproportionate to its scholarly insignificance and inconsequential argumentation.The men of the Action FranÁaise, Lenin, Mussolini, and Hitler were, at one remove, the disciples and propagandists of Gobineauís most outrageous ideas. Gobineauís racial theories were based on a complete misunderstanding of the positicism of Comte and the reasearches of Prichard into the physiological differences of the various human races. Fortified by the innate arrogance of a scion of an ancien rÃ?gime family and by his observations as an envoy in the Near and Middle East, he championed the theory, since entirely disproved, that ëraceí is a permanent and immutable phenomenon, and he proclaimed the unchallengeable superiority of the white race over all others. Within the white race, Gobineau assigned the supreme position to the ënordicíóor as he fatuously called them ëaryaníópeoples who, thanks to their praiseworthy qualities of hardiness and lust for power, are predestined to rule the rest of mankind.This farrago of biological nonsense, wishful romanticism and imperialistic dreams was lapped up eagerly by the French and German intellectuals. The German enthusiasm for Gobineauóthe German translation of the essai went through several editionsóis the less comprehensible in that Gobineau thought very poorly of the ëGerman raceí, which he considered a mixture of Celts and Slavs with hardly any pure ënordicí blood. But there was enough substance in Gobineauís book to provide nourishment for the growth of the pan-germanism and national self-adulation, and seemingly to justify anti-semitic and anti-slav excesses. Hence derived the ësupermaní and the glorious ëblond beastí of Nietzsche and the germanomania and anti-semitism of Wagner...î (Printing and the Mind of Man).Printing and the Mind of Man 335.HBS 66928.$9,500

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1853. with Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke. Octavo. Original royal blue morocco-grained cloth, elaborately panelled in blind on spine and boards, title gilt to the spine, large gilt block of a Dyak war prahu to the upper board, all edges gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Two-tint lithographic frontispiece of Maeander "casting from Spithead", lithographed by Hawkins after Oswald Brierley and printed by Day & Son, and 7 other similar plates, one - "Volcanic Mountain, Comba Island" - with an additional reddish-brown tint added to great effect, large engraved folding map of the East Indies Islands, centred on Borneo, in an end-pocket. Head and tail of spine crumpled, corners slightly bumped, very pale marginal toning, but overall an excellently preserved copy in the original cloth. New edition, same year as the first, and essentially a repaginated, single-volume issue of the first edition. A superb copy, highly unusual thus. Keppel had served with distinction on the China Station during the First Opium War, following which he "was sent to Singapore as senior officer on that part of the station. There he made friends with Sir James Brooke, with whom he returned to Sarawak. For eighteen months he co-operated with Brooke for the suppression of Borneo piracy, and, after many engagements … destroyed the chief stronghold of the pirates, together with some 300 prahus" (ODNB). In 1847, after two years on half-pay Keppel returned to the China Station "and was appointed to convey Sir James Brooke to Labuan, an island off Borneo. At Brooke's suggestion, Labuan was ceded to Great Britain in 1846 by the Sultan of Brunei; it was made a crown colony, and Brooke named governor. Keppel's book treats the voyage to Labuan, incidents there, piracy in the South China Sea, and gives a description of Manila" (Hill). Brooke returned home to answer charges levelled against his administration by the radicals Cobden and Hume - the appendices contain documentation of the accusations - while Keppel continued to Australia, an account of which visit occupies the last four chapters of the work.

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        The Murray River: being a Journal of the Voyage of the "Lady Augusta"?

      W.C. Cox, Adelaide 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 Lady Augusta, accompanied by the barge Eureka, up the Murray River to its junction with the Darling. The 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 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album de l'expédition romaine.

      Martial Place,, A Moulins, 1853 - In-folio (cm. 63 x 43), pp. (4) 16. Con frontespizio figurato raffigurante i cinque monumenti di Roma, 13 tavole fuori testo in litografia seppiata con la rappresentazione delle manovre militari a Roma e dintorni (Acqua Acetosa, Castel di Guido, Acqua-Traversa, Piazza di Monte Cavallo, Villa Aldobrandini, ecc) e 2 (di 4!) grandi carte topografiche. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine. Tracce do sporco limitate a due carte di testo preliminare, peraltro ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera rara ed assai interessante per l'ampia e bella parte iconografica con splendide vedute eseguite su disegni dell'autore.

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        GALLERY OF THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE: ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL COLORPLATES ILLUSTRATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUTOMOBILE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1853 TO 1915 BY CLARENCE P. HORNUNG - LIMITED SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION

      (HORNUNG, CLARENCE P.). Hornung, Clarence P. & James J. Bradley. GALLERY OF THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE: ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL COLORPLATES ILLUSTRATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUTOMOBILE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1853 TO 1915 BY CLARENCE P. HORNUNG - LIMITED SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION . Signed and Numbered by the Artist. New York: Collectors' Prints, Inc., 1965. First Edition 1/500. Folio. Loose Plates in a Solander Box. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. Eight 24 x 28" loose heavy sheets printed recto and verso folded neatly in half vertically + one hundred loose 14 x 24" sheets printed color rectos only, np, 101 color illustrations. Issued by Collectors' Prints, Inc., "Gallery of the American Automobile: One Hundred Original Colorplates Illustrating the Development of the Automobile in the United States from 1853 to 1915" is the massive 1965 portfolio of one hundred images by noted automotive illustrator Clarence P. Hornung that chart the progression of the automobile from the 1853 Dudgeon Steam Wagon through the 1915 Locomobile Town Coupe. Each vehicle is lavishly reproduced as a color screenprint on an individual 14 x 24" sheet of heavy art paper, with a separate explanatory caption provided by James J. Bradley - then the head of the Automotive History Collection at the Detroit Public Library. These are housed in a substantial blue cloth solander box with gilt embossing along the spine. An internally bright, most handsome complete example of this extraordinary undertaking published in an edition of five hundred sets NUMBERED (#37/500) AND SIGNED "Clarence P. Hornung" in ink on the limitation page, as issued, whose box shows just a bit of wear, handling, scuffing and a single slight nick to the exterior. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 65-19021 Inventory Number: 022702&

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        Mühlhausen, Erstes Adress-Buch für die Stadt Mühlhausen auf das Jahr 1853. Herausgegeben von Pabst und Löbenstein,

      F.W. Röbling'sche Buch- und Steindruckerei, Mühlhausen i.Thür.,,. XII und 132 Seiten, Fraktur Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe Gut erhaltenes Exemplar., Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt, fleckig und teilw. wellig Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, HalleHinten3.

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        LA VIE DE N. S. JESUS CHRIST ECRITE PAR LES QUATRES EVANGELISTES cohordonnee, expliquee et developpee par les Saints Peres, les Docteurs et les Orateurs les plus celebres .

      Abel Pilon,, Parigi, 1853 - Due volumi grandi in folio, pelle editoriale impressa a secco ai piatti, titolo ai dorsi a 5 nervi decorati in oro, tagli a foglia d'oro, segnalibri in seta, sguardie setate, bianche, occhielli, antiporte, 160, 111 pp., un totale di 130 tavole con incisioni in acciaio "sur chine" intercalate, opera di grandi incisori francesi e che riprendono in molti casi le originali opere cinquecentesche dei fratelli Wierks e di Collaert che arricchivano l'editio princeps di estrema rarità. Splendido insieme in condizioni perfette, di grandissima qualità ed anch'esso ormai scarsissimamente reperibile. Opera di profondo afflato, spettacolare iconografia. Ricca e magnifica

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        Crummock Water

      Thomas Agnew & Sons, Manchester 1853 - Lithograph by W. Gauci, printed in tints by M. & N. Hanhart, coloured by hand. Very good condition apart from two small skillfully repaired tears. An evocative image of the Lake District, an area renowned as the cradle of the Romantic Movement in Britain. The Lake District, an area of only some 700 square miles, contains all the main English lakes and is found within the northwestern counties of Cumbria and Lancashire. 'The Lakes' (as the area is also known) first came to prominence with the rise of the cult of the Picturesque in the second half of the 18th century, but it was Wordsworth, a native of Cumbria, born in 1770 on the outskirts of the Lake District itself, who really made it a mecca for those in search of the romantic ideal of landscape. He was joined in the area, at one time or another, by Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas de Quincey and many others. By the middle of the 19th century, when the present image was produced, the area was well established in the national consciousness as the area of outstanding natural beauty in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became vice president). He travelled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is perhaps best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. Cf. Abbey Scenery 196 (1859 edition); cf. Tooley 387.

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        "Ansicht des Franz Josef Spitales zu Zell am Ziller". Schöne Gesamtansicht über die Ziller, im Hintergrund Bergpanorama, links vorne ländliche Staffage.

      . Kol. Lithographie von F.J. Sandmann nach M. Rieser, gedruckt bei Höfelich, Wien, 1853, 30 x 39 cm.. Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner. - Mit der Widmung: "Gewidmet dem Andenken der glücklichen Rettung Seiner K.K. apostol. Majestät am 18.ten Februar 1853". - Im Ganzen etwas gebräunt. Links restaurierter Eckabriß. Breitrandig. - Seltenes Ereignisblatt.

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        THE ROYAL DESCENT OF NELSON AND WELLINGTON. From Edward the First, King of England: With Tables of Pedigree and Genealogical Memoirs (1853) .

      London, William Pickering, 1853FIRST EDITION 1853. Small 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, pages: xiv, 207, including 10 genealogical tables, rebound in half royal blue calf, maroon title with gilt lettering between raised bands, extra gilt spine, central gilt design to both covers with dividing gilt rules, all edges gilt, light blue endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners slightly bumped, neat strips of blue binder's tape to inner margins of free endpapers, very pale binder's name (Bound Riviere) to bottom of first free blank endpaper which can only just be made out. A very good attractive copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Peep at a Native Corrobory or Grand Festival

      London: Read & Co., 1853. Hand coloured lithograph, 176 x 112 mm., fine, mounted. An unusual interpretation of an Aboriginal corroboree titled Peep at a Native Corrobory or Grand Festival by an unknown artist. From a very rare series of separately issued views this coloured engraving was issued in London in 1853 under the title Australian Life. This view is particularly interesting as it shows not only pipe smoking violin playing Australian settlers, it depicts Middle Eastern drum players participating in a fanciful full moon dance party.

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago

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

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        Volume on the History of the State of New York from Franklin Pierce's library

      Book: History of the State of New York, by John Romeyn Brodhead, First edition, Harper & Brothers, New York: 1853, 801pp, 6" x 9.5", rebound. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, with the respectful regards of The Author, March 1853".

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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 !.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 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.

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        Les petits voyageurs en Californie

      Tours: Ad Mame et Cie, 1853. Octavo, eight chromolithographic plates including frontispiece, some leaves thumbed (including preliminaries), a little shaken; otherwise good in original publisher's ornate gilt blocked cloth, page-edges gilt. A Frenchman down on his luck voyages from Le Havre to America, accompanied by two boys, to search for gold in California. Intended for a younger audience and with handsome chromolithographic plates, the voyage sees the three travel to San Francisco via New York, the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal and is a colourful example of the gold rushes in the international imagination. Certainly the most interesting plate depicts San Francisco bay at mid-century. The work was clearly popular as Sabin notes further editions of 1857, 1858 and 1861 though these were issued in a significantly smaller format. The publisher, Mame et Cie issued other voyage accounts for younger readers including an account of La Perouse in 1852.

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux suivant la classification de Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hillaire avec l'indication de leurs moeurs et de leurs rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture.

      L. Curmer,, Paris, 1853 - Paris, L. Curmer, 1853. 27,5x18,5 cm. 2 Bl., XLVIII, 425 S., 3 S. Mit ca. 500 Textholzstichen 35 (15 kolor.) Tafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. =Les trois règnes de la nature. Règne animal. - Nissen IVB, 542. - (Kanten etwas berieben. Nur wenige Seiten- bzw. Tafelränder leicht fleckig). Sprache: Französisch HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1853. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 2 vol., 8vo, 19cm x 12.5cm., 1 p.l., (4)- 2 blank,  title page, copyright, [ix]-xix, 311, [1 blank]; vii, 344, 1 ill. (music), [1 blank]. Original 3/4 leather and marble boards. Title in gold dull and faded at top of spine. Insides are very clean, with some light and very sporadic foxing. Overall very good condition and a nice copy.The second volume includes some interesting observations on the conditions and customs of the Indians. Music illustration plate on p 77 of volume II.The author was the brother of the Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine (Parr Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Otonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.). On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich. His autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners.TPL 3213. Sabin 92810. Lande 2235.

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853 - Octavo (210 × 135 mm). Recent red half morocco by Bayntun, red cloth boards, title to spine gilt, gilt to compartments, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Occasional spotting and offsetting to plates, light shelf wear to binding, a little rubbing to cloth on front board, else a very good copy handsomely bound. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 38 plates. First edition in book form with all correct issue points as mentioned in Smith, including the issue point on page 620 that is seen in few copies, a handsomely bound copy that presents very well.

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        Popular Physical Geology

      London: Reeve & Co, 1853. Octavo, 20 tinted lithograph plates; a good copy in the original blindstamped and gilt green cloth, with advertisements. Joseph Beete Jukes, best known in an Australian context as the naturalist and chronicler of the survey expedition of HMS Fly, was in fact a geologist. During his time in Australia (1842-5) he carried out major geological investigations which led to his highly important discoveries on the nature of the Great Barrier Reef - which formed a chapter in the official Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly. On his return to England he published A Sketch of the Physical Structure of Australia, which contained the first geological map of the continent. This present volume was intended as a popular guide to geology for a general audience. Despite its number of references to Australian geology, it is not recorded by Ferguson.

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        Günther und Clemens: Offene Briefe (3 Bände KOMPLETT),

      Braumüller, 1853/ 1854. - 355/ 482/ 367 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Papier teilweise leicht stockfleckig; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT !! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 980

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander . With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke

      London: Richard Bentley, 1853. Two volumes, octavo, with eight fine tinted lithograph plates (printed by Day & Son); folding chart in a rear pocket; a fine copy, very well bound in half calf and marbled boards in original scarlet cloth with gilt vignettes on upper boards. With plates after Oswald Brierley. A fine set of this splendid book, with eight superb plates lithographed by Hawkins after Oswald Brierley. Henry Keppel had first served in the Malacca Straits in the early 1840s during the campaign against the Borneo pirates. During that time he formed a close friendship with Sir James Brooke, who had been appointed rajah of Sarawak in perpetuity by the sultan of Brunei. In 1847 Keppel returned to the region as captain of the frigate Mæander which was to convey Brooke to Labuan, an island off Borneo. 'At Brooke's suggestion, Labuan was ceded to Great Britain in 1846 by the Sultan of Brunei; it was made a crown colony, and Brooke was named governor. Keppel's book treats of the voyage to Labuan, incidents there, piracy in the South China Sea, and gives a description of Manila' (Hill). On the homeward journey the Mæander called in at Port Essington, Cape York, Sydney, Hobart and Norfolk Island. Keppel's accounts of these ports-of-call are both entertaining and readable. He reports at length on the work of Captain Owen Stanley of the Rattlesnake - who died in Sydney whilst Keppel was on an inland tour with Governor FitzRoy. By coincidence the fine plates which illustrate Keppel's account are by the distinguished marine artist Oswald Brierley, who joined the Mæander after having served as artist on board the Rattlesnake. In an uncharacteristic slip by Ferguson he did not record Keppel's book despite its considerable Australian importance, while Abbey's description of an earlier 1852 edition was in error.

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        The Australian and Californian Gold Discoveries

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1853. Octavo, folding table; a good copy in publisher's blind blocked cloth cloth, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down. Global devaluation caused by too much gold? First edition: one of few early books linking Californian discoveries to the Australian goldfields. The author looks at the historical effects of American gold finds on European prices and considers the commercial potential of the 1850s discoveries on agriculture, commerce and manufacturing. Stirling's book is "an inquiry into the laws which determine the value and distribution of the precious metals: with historical notices of the effects of the American mines on European prices in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries". In the course of his study of the effects on the world economy of the vastly accelerated production of gold from the new mines in California and Australia, Stirling has occasion to discuss such larger issues as the nature and function of money in general, international exchange rates, the social effects of inflation, steps that government might take to lessen economic disturbances caused by changes in the value of money, and so on. This copy is from the Pacific-Union Club, San Francisco, with their bookplate.

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        Die Schweiz, Tyrol, Steyermark, das Rhein- Elbe- und Donaugebiet. Special-Karten zu Försters Deutschland und allen anderen Reisehandbüchern. München, J. G. Cotta 1853. 8°. 2 Bll., mit 1 Ãœbersichtskarte (als Vorsatz) u. 26 (dplblgr. u. meist gef.) gest. Karten, OLwd. mit Deckeltit.

      . . Sehr seltener Reiseatlas (über KVK im deutschsprachigen Raum nur 2 Exemplare - Slg. Woldan u. Univ. Basel - nachweisbar) zu Försters Handbuch für Deutschland mit Karten "für diejenigen Theile Deutschlands und der Schweiz, welche nicht auf Eisenbahnen schnell durchflogen werden" können (Vorwort).- Enth.: Bayrisches Gebirge; Die Donau von Ulm bis Pressburg (4 Bll.); Die sächsische Schweiz; Das Erzgebirge und die Elbe; Rhein- u. Moselgebiet (6 Bll.); Salzburger Hochgebirge (nicht in Schaup); Schweiz (5 Bll.); Steiermark (3 Bll.); Tirol (3 Bll.), Venetianisches Gebiet.- Rücken ausgebliechen, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Tratado Completo De Las Fuentes Minerales En España.

      Rivera, Madrid 1853 - 742pp. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. Lomera grabada en seco, con el título al oro. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Testimonial to George Tinline, Esq. [caption title]

      [Adelaide?]: no date or imprint, but likely, 1853. Duodecimo, 24 pp., worn at old folds, last two leaves with small loss; otherwise very good in modern tan half calf. Adelaide banks saved in the crash of 1851. Very rare printed account of a grand dinner organised for George Tinline, then acting Manager of the South Australian Banking Company. The event was described in the press as the largest private dinner party that had ever been given in South Australia. 'Tinline was acting manager in the economic crisis of 1851-53 when his bank faced collapse' (ADB), and his bold actions not only saved the Bank of South Australia, but led directly to a boom in its stocks. In 1853 a public dinner was held, and this pamphlet prints the text of a testimonial printed in the contemporary South Australian newspapers. Its publication is a bit of a mystery. Ferguson knew two different issues of the 1889 issue, but this much more modest 24pp. pamphlet seems more likely to be an offprint of the newspaper report printed in Adelaide in 1853, and certainly has the physical characteristics of works of that date.

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        Seaton's Map of Palestine, or the Holy Land, with part of Egypt. Compiled from Surveys made for the French and English Governments

      Josiah Neele, London 1853 - [ With: ] [Robert SEATON] A Companion to Seaton's Map of Palestine and Egypt. New York: Baker, Godwin & Company, 1853. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). Steel engraved frontispiece view of Jerusalem. Original dark brown embossed cloth A large, handsome folding map of 19th century Palestine and northern Egypt , along with companion volume by Seaton This map was designed to illustrate the geography of the Bible, and so includes many of the regions mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, as well as insets of Jerusalem, the Temple of Jerusalem, the "Grand Square of Cairo" and a view of the Sphinx and Pyramids. The map also has a large portrait of Jesus and the Woman at the Well, as part of the title cartouche. There is a decorative, marginal band that includes the Seals of several nations, including the United States and most prominently Great Britain, as well the Seal of the Knights Templar, and the regalia for Bishops and Archbishops (presumably the Church of England). Seaton's Companion is well written and informative. The book gives a history of Palestine, and a descriptive list of prominent places and Biblical tribes in Palestine. There is a chapter on the Temple. This is followed by a long discussion of the Koran. The last part of the book concerns Egypt, giving a brief history from its origins (the people of Noah's grandson, Mizraim) to its 19th century condition. The book ends with a list of prominent Egyptian places and geographical facts. Hand-coloured steel engraving by Josiah Neele. Dissected and linen backed folding map. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Baumhaus und Vorsetzen vom Kehrwieder gesehen. Kolorierte Lithographie mit ornamentaler Bordüre

      Hamburg, Gassmann, 1853.. Schönes Blatt des bekannten Lithographen ( Erscheinungsjahr nach Salomon: Werkverzeichnis Heuers, Seite 53 ). Bildmaß: 15,2 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 36,5 x 42 cm ). Rechts im Bild das 1857 abgebrochene Baumhaus, davor einige Kähne und Segelschiffe. Guter Zutand. ( Bitte beachten: Da unter Glas gerahmt Versand auf eigenes Risiko ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Raubmörder Georg Treiber

      O. O., (1853).. Lithograph. Einblattdruck unter Passepartout, mit gr. Abbildung des Georg Treiber. 28 x 21 cm. Für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Unterhalb der Abbildung eine genaue Schilderung der ruchlosen Tat: Treiber erstach den 18jährigen Cigarrenfabrikantensohn Ludwig Reeb in seinem Verkaufsladen am Karlstor um an die Ladenkasse zu kommen. - Etwas knittrig.

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        Map of Central America, shewing the Different Lines of Atlantic & Pacific Communication.

      London. 1853 - Size: 81 x 58 cm Very good condition. Margins trimmed, a minor tear. Original Vertical fold line as issued. Copper engraving. Original colour. The map shows four sections: Across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; from Port Sn. Juan del Norte to Port Realejo; between Charges (Atlantic) &c Vaca de Monte (Pacific); and from the Lake Nicaragua to Port San Juna del Sur. A large and very colourful inset shows the Isthmus of Panama and the planned route in great detail. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century.

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        Wörterbuch der Diebs-, Gauner- oder Kochemersprache, enthaltend alle ihre Abartungen und Dialekte, als: die rothwälsche, die jenische, die jüdische, die Berliner und die Wiener Diebssprache, sowie die Zigeuner-, Schurer- und die niederdeutsche Schleifersprache. Zusammengestellt von dem Central-Evidenz-Bureau der k.k. Polizei-Direktion in Wien.

      Wien, Ueberreuter 1853.. 82 S. HLwd. d. Zt. 21,5 x 17 cm.. Huelke-E. 2451; Wagner, Die Litteratur der Gauner- und Geheim-Sprachen 74 (nur die Ausgabe von 1854).

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        Australien och dess guldregioner . Tillförlitliga Underrättelser för Utwandrare till Australien, i synnerhet med afseende på Öfwerfart, Ankomst, Bosättning och Guld-gräfning

      Götheborg: Gumpert & Comp, 1853. Small octavo; a fine copy in the original cloth-backed boards, a little stained and rubbed but otherwise very good. Very rare: an early and exotic goldfields guide, probably the first Scandinavian work on the Australian gold rushes. Kann was born in Sweden in 1813 but lived abroad for most of his life. He would seem to be the Charles Albert Moses Kann registered in the Jewish Community in Stockholm in the early nineteenth century, where he is entered as simply "Moses Kahn", with the note that he 'vacated and called himself Charles Albert Kann'. He lived in Copenhagen for many years, working as a translator and language teacher, and at some point in the late 1850s - certainly after the publication of this particular book - he moved to Deal in England where he worked as a shipbroker. He died in 1866. All of his works are rather uncommon, and this charming and significant guide for the immigrants in Australia includes lengthy notices of New South Wales and Victoria, with brief but detailed comments on may towns in both states, as well as more general notes on climate and the like. The work also contains several amusing stories of successful gold diggers. Ferguson knew only the Mitchell Library copy of this work, which has since been acquired by three other Australian institutions: the National Library of Australia, and the State Libraries of Victoria and Queensland. There was also a Copenhagen version (Australien og dets Guldegne, Ferguson, 11049b).

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        Japan and the Japanese : comprising the Narrative of a Captivity in Japan, and an Account of British Commercial Intercourse with that Country

      London: Colburn, 1853. Two volumes, octavo; a very good, largely uncut and partly unopened copy in original green blind-stamped cloth, spines uniformly sunned. Classic account of Japan. The Russian explorer's classic account of Japan, first published in 1817 and still a fascinating primary resource in the 1850s, one of the most valuable works of the period on Japan by an actual observer. Virtually no other first-hand study of Japan by a Westerner had been published, though by the 1850s a growing desire to force Japan to open her hitherto closed doors meant that this 'new and revised edition' was needed: it would certainly have been read with interest by Perry and others as the United States Expedition to Japan was being formed.

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        "Palmenwald mit der Aussicht auf Kairo" (Bötticher).

      . Farblithographie mit Tonplatte von Aug. Löffler bei J. Adam, München, 1853, 33 x 47,5 cm.. Bötticher 5: Nürnberger Dürer-Vereins-Blatt 1853, Originallithographie nach einem Gemälde für den König von Württemberg; Andresen, Maler-Radierer Bd. IV, S. 277, Nr. 12. - Löffler bereiste den Orient 1849. - Hinterlegte Randeinrisse.

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        Read's Characteristic National Dances;

      London: Read & Co Ackermann & Co.,, [1853]. London: Read & Co Ackermann & Co.,, [1853]. - Saturday Night Fever In 1853Or, The Hindostanee Shawl Dance, Etc. Burn Up The Floor[DANCE]. [CONCANEN, Edward, et al]. Read's Characteristic National Dances; Including a Series of Tales by Popular Authors. London: Read & Co Ackermann & Co., n.d. [1853]. First edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in; 276 x 210 mm). [4], 101, [1, blank] pp. Thirteen hand-colored steel engraved plates heightened with gum arabic, including frontispiece and lithographed title. Plates dated Nov. 1, 1853.Publisher's crimson morocco-grained cloth (designed by John Leighton, b. 1822 - d. 1912), recased. Paneled in gilt in an arboreal motif, the front cover pictorially gilt-stamped with a scene of dancing around a maypole, rear cover with a large arabesque lozenge. All edges gilt. Spine extremes strengthened. Contemporary gift inscription neat in ink to front free-endpaper."Realistic engravings illustrate a point in each of the twelve tales" (Niles & Leslie).Little is known about Edward Concanen beyond that OCLC records five books authored by him, all, as here, published by Read & Co. Other contributing writers include Thomas Frost, Hannah Maria Jones, and R.H. Mason.The Plates:1. Frontispiece - The May-pole dance.2. Engraved title.3. The Highland fling.4. The Irish jig.5. Minuet de la Cour.6. The Spanish fandango.7. The Neapolitan dance.8. The Swiss dance.9. The Grecian dance.10. The Mexican jarabe dance.11. The Chinese sun & moon dance.12. The Turkish saraband.13. The Hindostanee shawl dance.Magriel, p. 53. Niles & Leslie II, p. 441. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Weimar. Erinnerung an die Feier des 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläums Sr. Königl. Hoheit des Grossherzogs Carl Friedrich von Sachsen- Weimar- Eisenach vom 15.,16.u.17.Juni 1853. Lithographie. Sehr dekorativ ausgeschmücktes Erinnerungsblatt mit 8 Ansichten. Von.o.l. nach u.r.: Rathaus. Abzug der Gartenarbeitsschüler; Einzug der Schulkinder ins großherzogl. Residenzschloß früh 8 Uhr; Pflanzung des ersten Baumes der Gartenarbeitsschüler; Festschmuck im Saale des Büchsen Schieshauses d.d. Schützen- Comp.; Herderkirche, Kirchgang Sr. Königl. Hoheit d.Großherzogs in Begleitung Sr. Majt. des Königs v. Preussen; Festschmuck in der Stahl & Armbrust Schützen- Gesellschaft; Grundsteinlegung zum Anbau der Bürgerschule; Kinderfest in der Allee des Büchsenschiesshauses. Wappen unten mittig.

      Weimar, Selbstverlag Wilh. Menge, 1853.. Kolorierte Lithographie der lith. Anstalt v. Fr. Walther sen. Ca.40x46. Restaurierte Einrisse. Gerahmt, (echt glanzgold verziert, 23ct. handpoliert)..

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