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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.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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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        A TREATISE ON HANNIBAL'S PASSAGE OF THE ALPS, IN WHICH HIS ROUTE IS TRACED OVER THE LITTLE MONT CENIS,

      Cambridge/ London Deighton/ John W. Parker 1853. Bound, cloth, gold impression on back, fold out landmap as frontispice, original title page, 140 x 230mm., 188pp., fold out landmap at the end of the book, 4 landscape engravings ( 1 fold out too ).In this translation the exact meaning of Polybius has been preserved as far as possible. There is some light foxing to the first and the last pages, which is not strange considering the age of the book. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Collection of eight F.C. Terry Lettersheets

      Sydney and Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, 1853. Collection of eight unused lettersheets, quarto, each 4 pp. with engraved vignette; each sheet watermarked Sands & Kenny, all but two with a stamp of R. Clark, publisher, on verso of vignette (with no show-through to the image side); a fine set in a folding cloth case. Collection of eight unused lettersheets engraved by F.C. Terry. Frederic Terry (1825-69) was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris. This selection of engraved lettersheets uses the fine oval engravings produced by Terry for his Australian Keepsake, which was published by Sands & Kenny in 1855. Sadly, due to an engraver's error in London, Terry's name was printed as "Fleury" on each of the thirty-eight engraved views. Fortunately on this selection of lettersheets his name is correctly spelt. The collection comprises the following views: "Sydney Cove from Fort Macquarie"; "Government House from the Botanical Gardens"; "Newcastle from Nobby"; "North Head from Vaucluse"; "Double Bay from South Head Road"; "The Nobbies from Newcastle"; "Entrance to Sydney Harbour, North Head seen from the Flagstaff"; "Paramatta [sic] River from Fort Phillip". Lettersheets of this period are particularly rare in such fine and unused condition.

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        Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta, 1853.. Mit Titel u. Widmung in Stahlstich sowie 12 (1 kolor.) Stahlstichtafeln, teils in Sepia. 1 Bl. Inhalt. OHLwd. 21 x 31 cm.. Fiedler/Leitner 5.4.3; Löwenberg 218; Goed. VI, 262, 32; Sabin 33725. - Erste Ausgabe. Atlasband zu den Kleineren Schriften. Mit Vulkandarstellungen gestochen von Poppel und Riegel, gezeichnet nach Humboldts Skizzen von Stock und Hildebrandt. Das Vergleichsprofil der Gebirgsketten von Europa, Asien und Amerika koloriert. - Wie praktisch immer stockfleckig.

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        MEMORIAS HISTORICAS SOBRE LA AUSTRALIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1853. Holandesa con puntas. 22x14. 4h+400Pag. Falta mapa. Ilustrado con bellas laminas y dos retratos, completo. Memorias historicas de Australia y particularmente acerca la mision benedictina de Nueva Nursia y usos y costumbres de los salvajes.Traducida al espanol por D.F. de D; Bella Obra. Ref 100 Biblioteca A.

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        CASTILE AND ANDALUCIA.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1853.FIRST EDITION 1853, small 4to, approximately 270 x 180 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, folding lithographed frontispiece and 23 tinted lithographed plates, woodcut title page vignette and 19 woodcuts in the text, all illustrations after drawings by the author and Egron Lundgren, pages: xi, (3), 488, bound in the original publisher's full maroon morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with decorative gilt lozenge at centre, gilt lined raised bands to spine, with gilt motif to compartments, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, ornate gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Spine gilt slightly dull, morocco unevenly slightly darkened, tiny crack at foot of lower hinge, 2 small closed tears at inner edge of folding frontispiece invisibly repaired, very occasional slight faint fox spots, a few to upper margin of 2 plates, light ink stain 10 x 5 mm (½ x ¼") to top edge of margin of plate at page 22, 1 tissue guard missing, 1 slightly creased. A very good clean sturdy copy. The plates show: Alhambra from Sn. Nicolás (frontispiece), Malaga from the Ermitas, Arriving at a Posada, Carmen - Granada, Lanjaron, Cathedral - Seville, Gypsey - Dance, Processions - Holy Week, The Fair (Feria) - Seville, Cartuja - Xeres, Grazalema, Ronda, Antequera, Night on the Picacho, Palace - Madrid, Penaranda, Sto. Domingo de Silos, Tomb of the Cid, Sn. Gregorio - Valladolid, Cathedral, Leon, Escorial, San Justo - Segovia, Toledo, Cathedral - Córdoba. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        DE ZIEKE REIZIGER; or, RAMBLES IN JAVA AND THE STRAITS. In 1852. By a Bengasl Civilian.

      London, Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; Teignmouth, George Henry Croydon; Calcutta, Thacker, Spink and Co.; Bombay, Thacker and Co., 1853.FIRST EDITION 1853, 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, additional lithographed pictorial title tinted cream and pale blue, uncoloured map of Java facing lithographed title, 23 tinted lithographed plates mostly in 2 tints, 2 of which also hand coloured, pages: xii, 139, (1), handsomely bound in modern crushed black morocco, gilt greek key border within double gilt rule to covers, decorative small blind ornament to the 4 sides within the border, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title, faint red speckling to edges, new endpapers, faintest foxing to map, margins of lithograph title, and letterpress title, author's name written faintly in pencil on lithograph title, 2 tiny closed tears to fore - edge of illustrations list page, neatly repaired, most plates foxed on blank reverse and slightly on recto margins, occasional fox spots on image, final plate foxed all over background sky, a few plates slightly trimmed in fore - edge margin, no loss to captions, very slight occasional foxing on text page margins, mainly next to plates, last few pages slightly bumped at lower outer corner. Otherwise a very good clean copy, nicely rebound and with sturdy cloth bound slipcase with original gilt decorated and illustrated upper cover set into one side. The plates are mainly of views and dwellings, temples, 3 of plants, and 3 of inhabitants. Abbey Travel 556; Hill, Volume II, page 626: "The author, an invalid, sailed on board an Oriental and Peninsular Company's steamer for Penang and Singapore. He then took the Dutch ship Java to Batavia. This work is an excellent account of the British Straits Settlements and of Java at mid - century". It has also been attributed to William Edwards, author of several works on India published under the same pseudonym. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Cavalry; Its History and Tactics

      Thomas Bosworth, London 1853 - xii. 336 pp.4 pp Pub.Cat. 7 Plates, ( 5 5oloured, 1 folding.) Boound in contempory blue cloth with red leather spine. Front board has 'HW Des Vaux' in ink on outside. Spine is cracked with small portions at head and tail missing. Pastedown has bookplate with the name 'Barne'. Binding, joints and hinges tight, cracked on outside. Pages clean with no markings or spotting. The author was appointed as a regimental riding master in Madras in 1844. He had firm and controversial ideas about how cavalry should be used on the battlefield. In 1853, this book was published. With the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854, he was appointed as ADC to Brigadier-General Airey and was sent to Turkey to buy remounts. Nolan will forever be remembered for his role in the Charge of the Light Brigade on 25 October 1854.He was blamed for the misinterpretation of Lord Raglan's message to Lucan. He was the first to be killed during the charge trying to change the direction of the Brigade. His ideas on the training of remount became accepted practice. Board coverings are sound with no tears and little wear. If the spine is recovered this would be a fine 1st edition of a rare sought after work [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DISTRIBUTION OF HEAT OVER THE SURFACE OF THE GLOBE, Illustrated by Isothermal, Thermic, Isabnormal, and other curves of Temperature.

      London ;- Taylor and Francis 1853 - Rare First Edition. Complete with 9 Folding Maps & Plates. Slim small Folio. Later paper boards with original cover Title-strip relaid. New endpapers. 27pps. + charts. An excellent example with folding maps in excellent condition. Printed for the British Association for the Advancement of Science. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KING NUT - CRACKER or The Dream of Poor Reinhold. A Fairy Tale for Children freely rendered from the German of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (author of "Struwwelpeter") by J. R. Planche, Esq.

      Leipzig, Friedrich Volckmar; London, William Tegg & Co and A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co., (1853).FIRST ENGLISH EDITION (1853), small 4to, 265 x 200 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, hand coloured title letters and hand coloured illustration on title page plus 27 large enchanting hand coloured illustrations on 27 pages printed 1 side only, in the original publisher's buff printed boards with large uncoloured illustration to upper cover showing a man pasting to the wall a poster for our book, watched by a group of children and adults, vignette to lower cover of 4 children examining a very large book. Respined long ago with black morocco strip which is starting to crack and strengthened at head and tail with a small strip of black leather, covers very worn at edges and corners (rounded), some chipping to surface paper along edges, upper cover darkened along edges, lower cover lightly soiled, front endpaper replaced and front inner hinge repaired with white binder's tape, front pastedown missing some surface paper, no rear endpaper, title page lightly browned, 3 very small closed tears to lower edge neatly mended, on lower corner of title page is the small German ink duty stamp found in German books of this period, page 2 lightly browned, some pale fingermarks to margins, some tiny closed tears and tiny chips to lower edges all neatly repaired, page 20 reinserted and slightly chipped and slightly dusty at fore - edge, repaired and strengthened and not affecting images or text, pages 23 and 24 similarly dusty at edges, joint between pages 26 and 27 repaired with white binder's tape, final page chipped along lower edge and neatly repaired with paper, no loss of text. A good copy of a rare children's book. This copy matches the British Library first edition in all respects, including the duty stamp. A poor child dreams of the Fairy Town of Toys where he meets King Nut - cracker, toy soldiers, Noah's animals and Struwwelpeter and friends. This version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story by the author of Struwwelpeter was first published in Germany in 1851. Not in Osborne or Oppenheimer, Gumuchian 3045 mentions 30 col woodcuts erroneously with estimated date of 1845. The translator James Robinson Planché (1796 ? 1880) was a popular British dramatist, antiquary and Somerset Herald. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Sippurim

      Prag, Pascheles, 1853. (Judaica). Pascheles, Wolf (1814-1857; Hrsg.) und Pascheles, Jakob Wolf (1839-1897; Hrsg.). "Sippurim, eine Sammlung jüdischer Volkssagen, Erzählungen, Mythen, Chroniken, Denkwürdigkeiten und Biographien berühmter Juden aller Jahrhunderte, insbesondere des Mittelalters". 1. bis 5. Sammlung. Prag: W. und J. W. Pascheles, 1853-1864. EA (Erste Sammlung aus der 3. Aufl. - 1858). 8vo. (23 cm). 224; 252, (2); (2), 254, (2); 362, (6); 382, (2) S. HLwd. aus der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Fünf Sammlungen in einem Band.. Wolf Pascheles (1814, Prague - 1857, Prague) was a Jewish publisher in the Austrian Empire. In 1846 he began to bring out Jewish folk-sayings, together with biographies of famous Jews, novels, and the like, under the title Sippurim. Among the contributors to the Sippurim were L. Weisel, Salomon Kohn, I. M. Jost, R. Fürstenthal, and S. I. Kaempf.

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        Precis iconographique de bandages, pansements et appareils

      Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1853. 1st edition. 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. </p><p>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.</p>

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        Map of Part of the Western Coast of Africa Extending from the Isles De Loss to Sherboro Island.

      London. 1853 - Copper engraving. Original colour. 101 x 67.5 cm. Very good condition. Original fold lines as issued. On two sheets dissected and joined with linen. 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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        Life of Elizabeth Fry , compiled from her Journal, as edited by her daughter, and from various other sources

      W. and F.G. Cash, London 1853 - Octavo; an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf gilt, covers slightly marked and corners bumped, bookplate of Frank M.C. Forster. Attractively bound copy of the standard contemporary biography of Elizabeth Fry, the charismatic Quaker minister and prison reformer. Her interest in the deplorable plight of prisoners began at an early age, most notably after she visited Newgate Prison in 1813. From then on she devoted herself to bettering conditions for prisoners and convicts. Her impact on the transportation system was remarkable, from changing the way prisoners were conducted to the docks from open wagons amongst jeering crowds to closed hackney coaches, to organising women on board to occupy themselves with needlework so that they would have a commodity to sell at ports of call and on arrival in New South Wales. Susanna Corder was also a Quaker, and a rather prolific author of religious works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report . . . vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor

      Boston, 1853. Boston, 1853. <p>[Jackson, Charles Thomas (1805-80)]. Stanley, Edward and Alexander Evans. Report to the House of Representatives of the United States of America, vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor, and disproving the claims of W. T. G. Morton to that discovery. 57pp. [Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1853.] 221 x 145 mm. Quarter morocco, antique style. Original printed front wrapper bound in.Very good copy, inscribed by Jackson on the front wrapper: "Dr. A. A. Hayes with the respects of his friend Charles T. Jackson."</p><p>First Edition, issue with front cover title reading "Congressional report . . ."The "Ether Controversy," a rancorous dispute between W. T. G. Morton, Charles T. Jackson and Horace Wells over who deserved the credit for discovering inhalation anesthesia, began in 1847 and ended only with Morton&#39;s death in 1868. In late November 1851 Morton, who had hoped to make his fortune from ether anesthesia, made his third petition to Congress for a monetary reward for the discovery. Morton&#39;s claims to priority were reviewed by a congressional committee headed by William H. Bissell. The Bissell committee issued a report in favor of Morton, but two dissenting members, Edward Stanley and Alexander Evans, authored the present minority report supporting Jackson&#39;s priority. There are two issues of the report, one with the front wrapper title beginning with the words "Congressional report," and the other reading "The ether controversy." Jackson presented this copy to his friend Augustus A. Hayes, a Boston chemist who developed a method of distilling concentrated chloric ether for use as an anesthetic; see Warren, J. M., Surgical Operations with Cases and Observations (1867), p. 618. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, ch. 17. </p>

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        Warkworth Castle. A Historical Romance. Three Volume Set

      London: T. C. Newby. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Scuffing to leather, rubbing to boards. Binding firm. some light browning within. 1853 in ink to all three title pages. 1851. [First Edition]. Half leather hardback marbled boards. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 300pp; 325pp; 344pp. .

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        Hunde-Gallerie oder naturgetreue Darstellung des Hundes in drei und vierzig reinen unvermischten Racen. Mit einer kurzen Einleitung und der Beschreibung jeder Race.,

      Weimar, Lobe (Kommissions-Verlag Jansen & Co.), 1853 - Mit 43 handkolorierten Hundedarstellungen auf 32 Kupfertafeln, 18 Seiten (Titel, Einleitung und Rassebeschreibungen). Nissen ZBI 1613 (kennt nur die erste Auflage); Engelmann & Carus I, 357; Lindner 11.0751.02; Klittich-Pfankuch Katalog 46, Nr. 182; kein Exemplar in der Chapin Collection. - Zweite Ausgabe. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1839 im selben Verlag. Das Werk ist nicht nur eines der seltensten deutschen Hundebücher, sondern mit seinen prachtvollen handkolorierten Tafeln auch eines der schönsten alten Hundebücher überhaupt. Ein Eckpfeiler jeder ernsthaften kynologischen Bibliothek und Schmuckstück für jede Sammlung. - Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen, Deckel leicht fleckig, Kapitale mit winzigen Fehlstellen, hinteres Außengelenk oben mit kleinem Einriss, hinteres Innengelenk gebrochen. Titelblatt und Textseiten leicht braunfleckig und mit kleinem Tintenfleck im unteren rechten Blattrand. Eine Tafel mit zwei leichten Braunflecken, der Rest sauber. Sämtliche Tafeln in schönem Altkolorit. Gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Quer-4° (25 x 35,5 cm), einfacher brauner Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Zierbünden.

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        Read's Characteristic National Dances;

      , [1853] [1853]. first edition. 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&#133; 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.

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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?

      Richard Bentley, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sam Slick&#39;s Wise Saws and Modern Instances; Or, What he Said, Did, or Invented

      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1853. London - Hurst and Blackett, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce set of Sam Slick&#39;s Wise Saws and Modern Instances; Or, What he Said, Did, or Invented by Thomas Chandler Haliburton. First edition. In two volumes complete. Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796 - 1865) was a politician, judge, and author in the British Colony of Nova Scotia. He was the first international best-selling author from what is now Canada and played a significant role in the history of Nova Scotia prior to its entry into Confederation. He rose to international fame with his Clockmaker serial, which first appeared in the Novascotian and was later published in book form throughout the British Empire. The books recounted the humorous adventures of the character Sam Slick and became popular light reading. Previous owner&#39;s bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing marks and occasional stains to boards, occasional slight splitting to cloth. Internally, binding strained in places with some pages detached. Generally bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks in particular to text block edges. A closed tear to page 163 of volume two, affecting text but not legibility. Overall: GOOD.

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        On the Power Wisdom and Goodness of God As Manifested in the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man

      London - Henry G. Bohn, 1853. London - Henry G. Bohn, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A religio-scientific work by Thomas Chalmers. This volume is the first of the eight Bridgewater Treatises,works penned at the request of the dying Earl of Bridgewater, which represent the state of safe, orthodox, science in early Victorian Britain. Others included Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by Paul Roget andOn Astronomy and General Physics by William Whewell. With the Author&#39;s last Corrections. To which is added A Biographical Preface by the Rev. John Cumming. Condition: In publisher&#39;s original full cloth binding. Externally, sound, some light rubbing and small marks to boards. Minor shelfwear to spine and extremities. Spine is faded and very slightly cocked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some spotting to publisher&#39;s catalogues at front and rear, work itself is bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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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.. 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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        Catalogue Des Livres Rares et précieux, Manuscrits et imprimés, De La Bibliothèque De Feu M. J.J. De Bure, Ancien Libraire Du Roi et De La Bibliothèque Royale, Dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 1er décembre 1853, et jours suivants, à 7 heures précises du soir, rue des bons-enfants, 28, maison Silvestre

      , 1853. 1853. Paris, L. Potier, 1853. xii,306pp, 1 leaf; 16pp pricelist, 1 leaf. Bound with (in front): Catalogue d&#39;une collection de livres & d&#39;estampes concernant l&#39;histoire de France et tout particulièrement de l&#39;histoire de Paris provenant du cabinet de M.L.R. de L... rédité par Léon Techener fils. Portraits et estampes. Paris, J. Techener, 185. 8vo. viii,192pp. Followed by the Appendice & Tables du catalogue des estampes historiques de M.L.R. de L. Paris, J. Techener, 1856. 48pp. Catalogue of 1289 engravings from the collection of the archeologist Adiren Leroux de Lincy (1806-1869), sold from 19 to 27 November 1855. The appendix contains the prices realised. 8vo. Two works, bound together in original brown cloth, spine gilt. (corners and top and bottom of spine bumped). Uncut. Some light foxing and browning but a good copy. With the name of the Marquis de Pimodan in pencil on the inside front cover. This must be Gabriel de Pimodan (1856-1924). Jean Jacques de Bure, of the De Bure family of booksellers and auctioneers died in 1853. The de Bure&#39;s were also bibliophiles and the present work is the scarce auction catalogue (1853 lots) of the library that was assembled over 200 years by several generations of the same family. Brunet II, 555: "Ce cabinet se distinguait par un grand nombre de belles et excellentes reliures anciennes en maroquin...". Another sale was held later that month (304 lots manuscripts). (c.f. Blogie, col. 76).

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        Eine Sammlung enthaltend Landhäuser, Villen, ländlichen Gebäuden, Gartenverzierungen, städtischen Wohngebäuden, Dekorationen innerer Räume, Gittern, Erkern..., welche zur Verschönerung baulicher Anlagen dienen und in Berlin, Potsdam und an anderen Orten ausgeführt sind. Heft 1-200 (Alles Erschienene). Berlin, Ernst Korn 1853-86. Folio. Mit insgesamt 1206 teils chromolithogr., teils getönten, teils lithographierten Tafeln. Gebunden in 14 unterschiedlichen Halblederbdn. d. Zeit.

      . . Die komplette Folge mit insgesamt 1206 Tafeln des seltenen Periodikums. Die meist sehr dekorativen Tafeln, davon zahlreiche farbig, zeigen mehrheitlich Berliner und Potsdamer Bauten mit ihren Interieurs von bedeutenden Architekten wie Schinkel, Persius, Stüler, Schadow, Hitzig, von Arnim etc. Von extremer Seltenheit. Ein komplettes Exemplar wurde seit 25 Jahren nicht mehr angeboten.

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        The Story of Mont Blanc

      London: David Bogue, 1853. London: David Bogue,, 1853. Octavo (190 × 116 mm) Near contemporary blue half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers, red and plum labels to the spine, small flower devices gilt in compartments. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece,title-page, and numerous other vignettes to the text. A little rubbed, particularly on the joints, light browning and scattered foxing throughout, overall very good. First edition. Smith was a "miscellaneous author, public lecturer, and mountaineer &#133; best known for his entertaining lectures about his travels in the 1850s" (ODNB). On 12 August 1851 Smith climbed Mont Blanc with three Oxford students and sixteen guides, and the following year &#39;Mr. Albert Smith&#39;s Ascent of Mont Blanc&#39; opened at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, the stage-set designed to suggest a Swiss chalet. "He interspersed descriptions of his journey to Chamonix with patter songs lampooning British tourists in Europe, and St Bernard dogs roamed the hall during the intermission. The show culminated in his dramatic account of the ascent &#133; &#39;Mont Blanc&#39; was a sensational success and ran for six years". Ruskin was dismayed by Smith&#39;s "Cockney ascent of Mont Blanc", but his exploits inspired "many people to visit Chamonix and to climb Mont Blanc. Although the mountain had been climbed first in 1786, ascents were still infrequent events when he climbed the peak &#133; During Smith&#39;s entertainments in the 1850s the ascent of Mont Blanc became common, and mountaineering in the Alps became a popular sport. He was a founder member of the Alpine Club in 1857".

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