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

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

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        Mammoth Arbor Vitae. Standing on the Head Waters of the Stanislaus & San Antoine Rivers, in Calaveras County California. (Redwood)

      Britton & Rey, San Francisco 1853 - Lithograph in color. From Nature by J. M. Lapham. Lith. Britton & Rey, San Francsico. Entered according to an Act of Congress in the year 1853 by V. H. Hanford, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern Dist. of California. Sheet size: 22 5/8 x 15 3/4". Inventory#: p695pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        The Favorite Story Book for Little Folk

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

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        The Works of

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

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        Corinne ou L'Italie

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

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        Les francs péteurs

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Nicolas Flippe]
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        Poesie. illustrate da Osvaldo Monti.

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Precis iconographique de bandages, pansements et appareils.

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

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

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

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

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

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        West Rock, New Haven (Connecticut)

      Sarony & Co., New York 1853 - Three-tone lithograph. From a painting by G. H. Durrie. Sarony & Co. Lith. New York. Sheet size: 20 x 26". Inventory#: p1013pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        1853 LITERARY EXERCISES OF THE YOUNG LADIES OF PROFESSOR METCALFE'S ACADEMY IN REVEREND MR. PORTER'S CHURCH - BROADSIDE

      Williamsburgh, Long Island New York NY 1853 - On offer is a very attractive two-page broadside 8" x 10" announcing LITERARY EXERCISES by the YOUNG LADIES OF PROFESSOR METCALFE'S ACADEMY, In Rev. Mr. Porter's Church, Fourth Street, Williamsburgh, Long Island, New York, on Friday, 3 o'clock, P.M., July 1st, 1853.Many students are listed along with the titles of their compositions. This ephemeral announcement is in very good condition, printed on old paper of excellent rag content. It is printed on one side and folded in the center, so that Part I of the program is detailed on the front side, and Part II of the program is detailed on the reverse. The back or rather "inside" of the folded paper is blank. This broadside apparently announced the CLOSING EXERCISES of Professor Metcalfe's Seminary, as it concludes with: "The Academic Year will commence on the first Monday of September, with School Rooms greatly enlarged and improved." As the concluding activity of Professor Metcalfe's school, research reveals that the affair apparently went off with quite a notable bang; "On November 13, 1849 the Rev. Elbert STOTTHOFF PORTER was called to the pastorate of the Reformed Dutch Church in Williamsburgh, Long Island, New York. Professor Silas METCALFE'S Academy for Young Ladies occupied the basement of this church building. In 1853, while the closing exercises of Professor METCALFE'S Seminary were in progress in the Reformed Dutch Church, A TORNADO STRUCK THIS BUILDING. The spire crashed down on roofs of buildings on the south of the church & many timbers fell through the ceiling onto the organ gallery at the west. No one was sitting in the gallery. The spire was never rebuilt." Handwritten at the very top is the manuscript autograph of Caroline F. Aiken, presumedly the attendee and recipient of the broadside.

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

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

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

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

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        Catalogo dos manuscriptos portuguezes existentes no Museo britannico. Em que tambem se dá noticia dos manuscriptos estrangeiros relativos á historia civil, politica e litteraria de Portugal e seus dominios importantes e curiosos.

      Imprensa Nacional 1853 (1854), Lisboa - 4 pp., l., [vii]-xxvi, 415, [2] pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Warmly inscribed to Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, the Spanish politician and historian. Rodrigues 999. Foulche-Barrau 2110. Pinto de Mattos p. 267. Greelee 61. Bestermann 4979. Jones 1037a. An unopened (uncut) copy, spine worn, front wrapper remounted on later paper, nearly detached, with a number of chips affecting a few words, front blank chipped at lower fore corner, half-title soiled at lower fore corner, author's stamp on front wrapper and title page, his gift inscription on half-title, otherwise contents near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Hard Cash. A Matter-of-Fact Romance.

      London: Sampson, Low, Son, & Marston, 1853 - 3 volumes, octavo (195 × 123 mm). Later blue-green crushed morocco by Worsfold, double gilt fillet panel to the boards, raised bands to the spine, compartments gilt with foliate tools and onlay red tulips, inner gilt dentelles, top edges gilt. Lightly browned, spines a touch sunned, but a very handsome set First edition of this highly successful and immensely scurrilous best-seller exposing the abuses of the "trade in lunacy", the hero, Alfred Hardie, being improperly confined in a series of private mad-houses. In the fairly transparent guise of Dr. Wycherley, Reade savagely burlesques Dr. John Conolly, whose conduct had been exposed in several court cases as questionable at the very least: "his transparent rationalizations, and the convenient congruence between his beliefs and his self-interest [his] pretensions to gentlemanly status are mocked, and his vaunted psychological acumen exposed as a pious fraud" (Scull, "A Victorian Alienist: John Conolly" in Bynum, Porter & Shepherd, The Anatomy of Madness, I). Sadleir 2006; Wolff 5708. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Paul et Virginie Suivi de la Chaumiere Indienne

      Furne, Paris 1853 - Half morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Unique copy, "tire sur papier de cette couleur," with 8 plates on China paper (including frontispiece and colored map), numerous illustrations in text, and an additional portrait of Bernardin de St. Pierre tipped-onto front flyleaf. Some light scuffing along spine and edges of boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museo di Pittura e Scultura, ossia raccolta dei principali quadri, statue e bassirilievi delle gallerie pubbliche e private d*Europa disegnati ed incisi sull'accioio.: Con le notizie descritive, critiche e storiche di Duchesne Primogenito. Prima treduzione italiana.

      Florenz (Firenze), Fumagalli, 1853. - 13 Bände. Kl.-8°. Mit 1496 (von 1500) Umrisskupfern. Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, (etwas berieben und bestossen, Gelenke teils restauriert). Zweite italienische Ausgabe des erstmals 1836 in Paris erschienenen Werkes. - Umfassender Katalog der wichtigsten Werke der Malerei und Bildhauerei in privaten und öffentlichen Museen. - Mit einem Gesamtregister in Band 13. - Es fehlen folgende Tafeln: 130; 731; 1017 und Tafel 249 in Band 12. - Teils stockfleckig. Dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director.

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

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

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

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        CASTILE AND ANDALUCIA. Lithographs from drawings by the author and Egron Lundgren. Woodcuts by J.W. Whymper.

      Richard Bentley, Londres 1853 - 4ºM. XIVp, 488p, grabs. texto, 24 láms. litogr. coloreadas (incl. frontis despl.). Ex-libris. Holandesa puntas, nervios dorados. Preciosas láminas iluminadas: Alhambra from Sn. Nicolás (frontis despl.) - Málaga from the Ermitas - Arriving at a Posada - Carmen, Granada - Lanjarón - Cathedral, Seville - Gypsey-Dance - Processions, Holy Week - The Fair (Feria), Seville - Cartuja, Xeres - Grazalema - Ronda - Antequera - Night on the Picacho - Palace, Madrid - Peñaranda - Sto. Domingo de Silos - Tomb of the Cid - Sn. Gregorio, Valladolid - Cathedral, León - Escorial - San Justo, Segovia - Toledo - Cathedral, Córdoba. 1853

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire with Variorum Notes Including Those of Guizot, Wenck, Schreiter & Hugo (7 Volumes)

      Henry G Bohn, London 1853 - All 7 volumes of this Bohn's British Classic series in blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles on front, in very tidy condition overall. Vol 1 (1853) has split exterior rear edge of spine, minor damage to spine ends and bumped corners. 522pp. Binding tight. Vol 2 (1854) is in slightly different cloth to rest of set though in all other respects looks the same. 560pp. Binding tight. Vol 3 (1854) has missing front e/p else tight. 582pp. Vol 4 (1854) has missing front e/p else tight. 554pp. Vol 5 (1854) has small slit at top of spine, minor damage to spine ends and bumped corners. 535pp Vol 6 (1855) has bumped corners. Binding tight. 573pp Vol 7 (1855) has 2 inch slit on rear external spine and bumped corners. 594pp. Check postage with bookseller as this is a 7 volume set. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elaborately Decorated Notebook with a Gift Inscription by Hungarian Composer Franz Liszt

      1853 - Notebook containing 65 leaves, bound in brown leather with elaborately inlaid front and back covers.The decoration appears to be in ivory, mother of pearl, silver, brass and wood (see photos)- a small strip of ivory is missing from the back cover, one brass clasp with pencil holder, all edges gilt. Size: 8vo (170 x 110 mm) Franz Liszt (Ferenc Liszt) (1811 - 1886) Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher, and father-in-law to Richard Wagner. The first two pages bear an early presentation inscription (dated 4 November, 1853) from Franz Liszt in French and German to Professor Ernst Weyden, himself the author of many works, the remainder of the notebook is unused: Dear Weyden, Allow me (to express) my appreciation for the very lively and enjoyable part (I'll play) in your jubilee of November 7 and on this occasion to renew my most sincere wishes for your happiness and the constant prosperity which has resulted from your career, which is so noble and honourable. I add here from Goethe's own writing(I quote here from Goethe's own words) "Ergo Bibamus"(this is why we drink) "It is an old and proper saying, as it has happened before it will happen again." Remember this day with great fondness. My thanks in great friendship. Yours F. Liszt. 4 November 1853 In a letter (to Carl Reinecke) April 16th, 1852, Liszt describes Weyden as, 'A very good friend of mine, Professor Weyden of Cologne, who has just been spending a few days with me.' (Letters of Franz Liszt, Volume I, 1894). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera, Cura H.H. Millman, D.D.

      Joannem Murray, Londini, (Londres) 1853 - Un volume in-octavo de (4), 490, XIV pages, texte latin encadré d'un filet noir et d'un autre rouge avec grecques ou palmettes variées dans les angles; illustré de nombreuses gravures d'après l'antique dans le texte. Reliure de Petit successeur de Simier en plein maroquin rouge, double encadrement formé de triples filets dorés sur les plats, marque ovale dorée en leur centre, filets dorés sur les coupes, dentelle intérieur, doubles gardes peignées. Dos à cinq faux nerfs, orné de triples filets formant caissons, titre et date dorés, tranches dorées. Fort belle reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Keepsake de Costumes. Dessins de Compte Calix, gravés sur Acier. Album offert aux abonnés du journal Les Modes Parisiennes.

      P., Aubert, 1853, 1 vol. grand in-4 (344 x 267) broché sous couverture blanche imprimée en or, de 20 planches. Manques important au dos, quelques pâles rousseurs, bel exemplaire. - 20 planches de costumes finement aquarellées, dessinées par Compte Calix et gravées sur acier par Varin, Préval, Pelée, Ramus, Montaut d'Oléron, Girardet, Rebel, Monnin, Portier, Desjardins et Metzmacher. Ces planches représentent : Un Chef Arabe d'Algérie, une femme mauresque, une paysanne des environs de Neuviller (Bas Rhin), un aubergiste de Miesbach (Allemagne, Bavière), un costume de Tresnuzaghes (Sardaigne), Pastora della Gallura (Sardaigne), une paysanne des environs de La Rochelle, une femme des environs de Nimes, une jeune fille de Brienz, canton de Berne (Suisse), un marchand juif d'Algérie, une juive mariée d'Algérie, une jeune femme juive d'Alger, un marchand de tpis de Zell (Tyrol), une bergère de Jennbach (Tyrol), une femme de Passau (Allemagne, Bavière), une paysanne de Iffeldorf (Allemagne, Bavière), un rémouleur arabe au Caire, un costume de Bosa (Sardaigne), une femme de Ploaghe (Sardaigne) et le boucher de Cagliari (Sardaigne).

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        LA CHOZA DEL NEGRO TOMAS O VIDA DE LOS NEGROS EN EL SUR DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS. ( UNCLE TOM S CABIN )

      332 + 260 Paginas. Imprenta De D. Jose Marés., Madrid. 1853 - Un año despues de su salida y su impacto en Estados Unidos, salió en España la primera edicion de " La Cabaña del Tio Tom ". ATENCION : TENEMOS CONSTANCIA DE QUE ESE MISMO AÑO SALIERON OTRAS EDICIONES EN ESPAÑA ¿ Cual es la Primera ? . Lo cierto es que esta edicion es muy rara. ATENCION : Las paginas 297 a 312 del tomo Iº van rotas con perdida en bordes pero legibles. Los dos tomos en un volumen. Size: 4º. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hyperion: a Romance. FINE COPY: FOSTER'S ILLUSTRATIONS IN SIGNED OLDFIELD BINDING

      David Bogue 1853 - 8vo., FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with almost 100 wood-engravings from drawings by Foster in the text; handsomely bound in contemporary full crushed green morocco, sides blocked with quadruple gilt frame borders, green back gilt extra with five raised bands, gilt doublures to a floral pattern, gilt edges, BY OLDFIELD, very slightly rubbed but a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Key to Unce Tom's Cabin : Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work

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

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        La cabane de l'oncle Tom

      Perrotin, Paris 1853 - Reliure demi-toile à coins et papier marbré, dos avec inscription dorée - (ii), 456 pp. Traces d'usure sur la reliure; nombreuses rousseurs. Manque la page de titre. Faux-titre gravé d'après Gavarni. Bien complet des quatre gravures sur acier d'après Andrieux. Notes en fin de volume. Il s'agit de la première édition illustrée de ce célèbre roman dénonçant l'esclavage.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1853 - 12 volumes in-4 ( 275x185 mm ) demi chagrin vieux rouge. Titre et tomaison dorés sur dos lisse orné de filets à froid en place des nerfs, fleurons dorés entre les filets.Oeuvres complètes de Buffon ( Avec la Nomenclature Linéenne et la Classification de Cuvier ) et annotées par M. FLOURENS.Revues sur l'édition in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale.Présence de rousseurs parfois prononcées.Ouvrage orné de nombreuses planches en couleurs hors-texte sous serpente.Les planches du tome VI sont absentes.Tome I. 686 pages.Théorie de la Terre - Histoire Générale des Animaux.Portrait de Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon, gravé par Emile Giroux.2 Cartes en couleurs hors-texte.3 Planches hors-texte.Tome II. 667 pages.L'Homme - Les Quadrupèdes.24 Planches hors-texte.Tome III. 597 pages.Les Quadrupèdes.30 Planches hors-texte.Tome IV. 680 pages.Les Singes - Additions aux Quadrupèdes.22 Planches hors-texte.Tome V. 597 pages.Les Oiseaux.17 Planches hors-texte.Tome VI. 586 pages.Les Oiseaux.Tome VII. 624 pages.Les Oiseaux.16 Planches hors-texte.Tome VIII. 631 pages.Les Oiseaux.17 Planches hors-texte.Tome IX. 670 pages.Introduction aux Minéraux - Epoques de la Nature.2 Cartes hors-texte.4 Planches hors-texte.Tome X. 568 pages.Les Minéraux.Tome XI.609 pages.Les Minéraux.Tome XII. 824 pages.Expériences sur les Végétaux, Arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des Matières contenues dans l'Ouvrage entier. Sciences

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        47 Upper Canada Road Maintenance manuscript receipts collection (Mono Township)

      Mono Township, UC 1853-56, Mono - 47 small pieces of legal signed document for road maintenance and repairs from 1853- 1856 in Mono Township.These 47 documents vary in size and condition with an average size of 7" x 3 " and average condition good however a number of old water stains to sides. Virtually all are docketed with a number and or description and many are signed by the person receiving payment.A fascinating collection of pre-confederation documents relating to the building and improved roads infrastructure in Upper Canada, specifically Mono Townships which is just north of Orangeville. , Some background on road maintenance receipts such as these 1853-63 ones issued primarily relating in Mono, Upper Canada. These Mono Township receipts were for the regular form of "statute labour" performed by able bodied men acting under an overseer (ie, for the township.) The Upper Canadian government assisted with the cost of improving some of the major roads (eg. Yonge Street, Dundas Street, Kingston Rd) as early as 1833, but that was only after a direct request for assistance from the city of Toronto and York Township. Otherwise, roads within the townships. Road maintenance was done by all able bodied men (aged 16-60) within the township. And the township was divided up into "road divisions," each one being the responsibility of an "overseer of highways" for that division. He was appointed/elected to the post at the first township meeting in the New Year, and would have served for a year. It was the responsibility of the overseer to make sure that all men performed their "statute labor" on the roads. He would keep track of the men, and if any didn't perform their statute labour, the overseer was empowered to fine them for non-performance of their duties. The overseer would be paid a modest fee for his work, and he could also charge certain expenses to the township (eg. gravel, bridge repairs, blacksmithing work &c.) For example, some receipts offered are pay receipts for a road overseer, as well as expenses being paid to three men (for goods or services not specified), and for a bailiff or deputy to summon a jury. Starting in the 1840s, government legislation permitted the formation of "joint stock companies." So starting around 1845 and after, private companies were formed such as the "Yorkville and Vaughan Plank Road Company," which were legally allowed to collect tolls on roads. It was expected that a certain amount of the money collected would be used for paving and maintaining the road, and any amount over and above what was spent would be profits for the company. The companies would be audited every so often, to ensure that they maintained the roads in exchange for the tolls collected. The Cottage Tollgate in Toronto, now a museum, is an example of toll collecting. The tolls were unpopular, and by the 1890s the companies and their tollgates were fast disappearing from the landscape. Around 1914-17, the province of Ontario introduced its "good roads" legislation, after which time almost all of the private toll road companies folded up and went out of business. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST TREES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NOVA SCOTIA.

      Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, Publisher., . 1853 - Three volumes. 156 handcolored engravings. Half title in first volume. [with:] Nuttall, Thomas: THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA. Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, Publisher., 1853. Three volumes. 121 handcolored lithographs. Uniform contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt (with botanical design on front and rear covers), spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Front hinge of second volume of Michaux set cracked, extremities lightly rubbed. A few fox marks, mostly on text leaves, with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. Overall a very good set, in uniform contemporary bindings. An early issue of Michaux and Nuttall's classic work of American natural history. Originally published as separate works, these titles merged into a regularly produced combined work of six volumes beginning in 1851. The Nuttall appears to have the same collation as the first edition of 1842-49. The Michaux has virtually the same collation as the 1850/51 and 1852 issues which precede it. The beautiful color plates were printed in Paris, many after Redouté. The Nuttall contains 121 plates, as in the first issue of 1842/46/49. The Michaux contains 156 color plates, as called for on the titlepage, six more plates than in previous issues. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th-century America, François André Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. The beautifully executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent. Sabin says of the work, "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in a later combined edition issued by Rice and Hart of Philadelphia Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species overlooked by the Frenchman, and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work was first published in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The more up-to-date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. A handsome set, in the publisher's original binding, of a classic of American natural history. BENNETT, p.76 (ref). MEISEL III, pp.379-81, 437. SABIN 48695, 56351. OAK SPRING SYLVA 20 (ref). Graustein, THOMAS NUTTALL (Cambridge, 1967). TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5966, 6930. MacPHAIL, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX 6d, 24c. Savage, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX (Charlottesville, 1986).

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        AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM

      John P. Jewett and Company, Boston 1853 - Slavery; Negro American; Anthologies; LITERATURE, American; LITERATURE, Negro; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's original brown cloth stamped in blind on covers, spine letters gilt. Slightly faded. Some light foxing/spots. Anthology of antislavery short stories and poems, edited by Julia Griffiths. Each piece is followed by a lithographed facsimile reproduction of its author's signature- includes Horace Greeley, Annie Parker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass et al. 3 plates (incl frontis, facing p82 and p161). Includes "Be up and Doing" (pp1-3) by William Seward, and Frederick Douglass's only published work of fiction, "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. First Edition. Includes A collection of anti-slavery "testimonies" gathered by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, including essays, poems and fiction by such notables as William H. Seward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Mann, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lewis Tappan, Horace Greeley, et al. , each contribution accompanied by the author's signature in facsimile. Also included in this is Frederick Douglass' "The Heroic Slave," Douglass' only work of fiction. , "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 4: text pages 97-128, plates 16-20 as issued in original wraps.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia 1853 - Stated "Second Edition," dated 1853; exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; ; Lithograph; 4to; 31 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        American Farm Scenes

      Currier and Ives, New York 1853 - Currier and Ives “American Farm Scenes” New York: 1853 Hand-colored lithograph 30” x 36” framed The publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism. Nathaniel Currier began his lithographic career as an apprentice in 1828. By the mid-1830’s he had established his own firm on Spruce Street in New York City. In 1857 James Ives became a partner in the flourishing business, which went on to produce over 7,000 lithographs by 1907. Currier & Ives was undoubtedly the most prolific firm of lithographers in America, its output greater than that of all the other firms combined. The remarkable scope of this production was matched by the company’s ability to anticipate popular themes and subject matter. Among their many works are lithographs depicting sporting, railroad and rural scenes, marine, and western views, as well as foreign and domestic city views, historical tableaux, and a wide range of sentimental, morally instructive and advertising images. Currier & Ives’ broad productivity was accompanied by consistently high standards of printing and hand-coloring, and their ability to draw on original works by many of the finest American genre painters of the times, including (among many others) Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Charles H. Parsons and George Durrie.

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        Tratado completo del Arte de Recetar [Farmacopea], que contiene nociones de Farmacia, la clasificación por familias naturales de los medicamentos simples más usados, sus dosis, modo de administrarlos, etc. Un Formulario Magistral en que se indican las dosis para adultos y niños y un compendio de Toxicología. Nueva traducción enriquecida con muchas recetas de las farmacopeas y formularios españoles por D. Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante.

      Madrid, Imprenta de D. J. Redondo Calleja, 1853 - -13,5 x 21 cm.- , 1 lámina, retrato grabado de Trousseau + LXIV + 320 págs. Bonita encuadernación de época, en plena piel, con planos y lomo estampados en oro y seco, cantos pintados. Dedicatoria autógrafa del traductor al doctor Mateo Seoane. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Villette

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853. - "The Heat of Madness, Drug-Induced Hallucination and Desperate Desire"[BRONTË, Charlotte]. Villette. By Currer Bell, Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," &c. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853.First American edition (in wrappers). Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 9/16 inches; 226 x 142 mm.). 184 pp. plus [4], 4 pp. of advertisements. Text in double columns. Harper’s Library of Select Novels, No. 182.Original brownish orange printed wrappers ( rear wrapper in facsimile). Front wrapper has a few short tears. A little bit of foxing. Otherwise an excellent copy. Although published simultaneously with the first American edition in cloth the edition in wrappers is much rarer."Charlotte Brontë wrote not one but two masterpieces. Most readers know Jane Eyre. Even non-readers feel they know it, because they have seen a film version, or just because it is a part of our common culture. But Villette, Brontë’s last and – to my mind – greatest novel, is less popular, perhaps because it is so uncompromising and so original. It is high time it was recognised as the blazing work it is. Reading it you enter an area of experience – of passion and disappointment and the violent return of the repressed – that has seldom been so lucidly articulated. It is also an astonishing piece of writing, a book in which phantasmagorical set pieces alternate with passages of minute psychological exploration, and in which Brontë’s marvellously flexible prose veers between sardonic wit and stream-of-consciousness, in which the syntax bends and flows and threatens to dissolve completely in the heat of madness, drug-induced hallucination and desperate desire" (Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Telegraph, Jan. 3, 2014)."The novel, like its predecessor The Professor (then unpublished), is based on the author’s experiences in Brussels, here renamed Villette, and also has as its centre a pupil-teacher relationship The novel combines a masterly portrayal of Belgian daily life with a highly personal use of the elements of Gothic fiction; Charlotte Brontë uses hints of the supernatural to heighten the impression of her heroine’s nervous isolation and heroic fortitude; but all the apparitions are found to have realistic explanations" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature)."Villette was published on March 4, 1853. 50 cents. It was published simultaneously in cloth [at $1. Twelvemo, with collation: [2, blank], [2, advertisements], iv, 502, [2, advertisements] pp. plus [16] pp. advertisements for books published by Harper & Brothers] and copies in either binding constitute the first American edition" (Smith).Smith, Brontë, pp. 146-152. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album auvergnat, Bourrées, Montagnardes, Chansons, noëls et poèmes en patois d' Auvergne illustré de gravures représentant des danses et scènes villageoises, où se trouvent reproduits les costumes les plus remarquables du département du Puy-de-Dôme.

      P.-A. Desrosiers 1853 - Grand in-8 ( 290 X 185 mm ) de 195 pages, demi-chagrin bleu-nuit, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, plats de percaline chagrinée de la même teinte. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Premier tirage des 2 gravures en noir, 13 gravures sur fond teinté sous serpentes et 3 en couleurs hors-texte représentant costumes et danses locaux. Musique notée. très minimes rousseurs, bel exemplaire de cette édition originale peu fréquente, condition rare.Album auvergnat, Bourrées, Montagnardes, Chansons, noëls et poèmes en patois d' Auvergne illustré de gravures représentant des danses et scènes villageoises, où se trouvent reproduits les costumes les plus remarquables du département du Puy-de-Dôme. Regionalisme auvergne folklore danse costumes musique chanson [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach Ostindien über Palästina und Egypten von Juli 1849 bis April 1853.

      - Zweiter Theil: Reise durch Egypten und nach dem Sinai. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1854. Engr. frontis.,xv,(1),264 pp. + 2 maps. Dritter Theil: Reise im Ostindien von December 1849 bis October 1852. 1, Bombay, das Zulu-Land, Malajalam, die Nilagiris. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1854. Engr. frontis.,xvii,(1),352 pp. + map. Vierter Theil: Reise im Ostindien von December 1849 bis October 1852. 2, Der Süden Ostindiens und Ceylon. I. Abt. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1855. Engr. frontis.,xvi,345,(1) pp. Fünfter Theil: Der Süden Ostindiens und Ceylon. II. Abt. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1856. Engr. frontis.,xiv,362 pp. + map. Four parts bound in two contemporary half-calf bindings. Gilt decorations on spines. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled edges. Foxing to first and last pages of each vol. Some dampstains in the margin at the beginning of the fourth part. Plates and maps with some brownspotting. First volume quite worn at corners of boards and with repairs outer joints. Minor loss at head and foot of spine. Name on ffep. in the first vol. Wåhlin, 1854. 20 x 13 cm.[#\105351] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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