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        American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype: Giving the Most Approved and Convenient Methods for Preparing the Chemicals, and the Combinations Used in the Art: Containing the Daguerreotype, Electrotype, and Various Other Processes Employed in Taking Heliographic Impressions.

      New York: S.D. Humphrey, 1853. Hardcover. 12mo. Red blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering. 144pp. Very good. Very faintest of edgewear; text block faintly age toned. Quaint early bookplate on front pastedown depicts a chimp crouching on a stack of tomes, chin in hand as he ponders the skull in his other hand. A tight and lovely first edition in an attractive early 20th century rebind. Very scarce early manual by influential early daguerreotypist Samuel Dwight Humphrey (1823-83), first editor of the "Daguerrean Journal" and author of the 1849 "A System of Photography Containing an Explicit Detail of the Daguerreotype" and one other photography manual, all three of which went through several editions. A superb copy of this rarely seen manual.

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        The story of Mont Blanc.

      London, David Bogue, Fleet Street MDCCCLIII, 1853, - in-8°, 1 hand coloured engraved frontispiece (the ascension of de Saussure) + XII, title with vignette + 219 p. (+ 1), illustrated with 29 woodcut vignettes (including 5 initials and a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, ill. by William Beverly), p. 198-199 with brown stain from pressing flowers, and several other stains, flyleaves renewed, old library stamp from ?Adelaide? (Australia), recent h.-leather with corners, spine with 5 bands, title & author gilt. First edition, illustrated with in all 30 figures of which the handcoloured frontispiece, a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, a view of Genève, Martigny and Chamonix, and a series of views showing mountaineers on their climbs to the mountains and glaciers.«The story of Mont-Blanc» is an ample historical excursion on Chamonix and Mont-Blanc. It also contains Albert Smith's account of his own ascent in 1851, the 36th, which first appeared in «Blackwood's Magazine» for January 1852, followed the same year by its first appearance in bookform. ?Cet ouvrage constitue la première véritable monographie sur le Mont-Blanc. Il est une des dernières manifestations de la période des "glacières" et, par sa popularité, il a contribué à l'avènement d'une nouvelle génération d'alpinistes. L'édition la plus recherchée reste l'édition originale anglaise de 1853? (Perret). Il y a qqs taches dues aux fleurs séchées entre les pages.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Classics in the literature of mountaineering 10; Neate 715 and S86; Farquhar 10; Lehner, Die Eroberung der Alpen 340 and 621; Perret 4074 (but indicates 22 vignettes); Rean 117; Meckley -. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave... Rappresentato per la prima volta al Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venezia li 11 Marzo 1851 L'opera completa per Canto e Pianoforte ridotta da L. Truzzi. [Piano-vocal score].

      Napoli: Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo Successore di B. Girard et Co. [PNs 9934-10399], [ca. 1853]. Oblong folio. Quarter dark red cloth with red textured paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performance and table of contents, verso blank), 5-175, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Raffaele Mirate, Felice Varesi, Teresina Brambilla, Feliciano Pons, Annetta Casaloni, Laura Saini, Paolo Damini, Franceso Kunerth, Angelo Zuliani, Andrea Bellini, Luigia Morselli, Antonio Rizzi, and Annetta Modes-Lovati. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and scuffed. Minor foxing; many leaves with text underlined in red crayon; minor dampstaining to lower blank corners of final leaves; pp. 9-10 partially detached. Early complete Neapolitan edition. Rare. Hopkinson 53A(m). Worldcat (2 copies only, at Harvard and the Morgan Library). OCLC nos. 57289978, 270557807. Rigoletto was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 11, 1851. "The premiere, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto...) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave. Rappresentato per la prima volta al Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venezia li 11 Marzo 1851 L'opera completa per Canto e Pianoforte ridotta da L. Truzzi. [Piano-vocal score]

      Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo Successore di B. Girard et Co. [PNs 9934-10399], Napoli 1853 - Oblong folio. Quarter dark red cloth with red textured paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performance and table of contents, verso blank), 5-175, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Raffaele Mirate, Felice Varesi, Teresina Brambilla, Feliciano Pons, Annetta Casaloni, Laura Saini, Paolo Damini, Franceso Kunerth, Angelo Zuliani, Andrea Bellini, Luigia Morselli, Antonio Rizzi, and Annetta Modes-Lovati. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and scuffed. Minor foxing; many leaves with text underlined in red crayon; minor dampstaining to lower blank corners of final leaves; pp. 9-10 partially detached. Early complete Neapolitan edition. Rare. Hopkinson 53A(m). Worldcat (2 copies only, at Harvard and the Morgan Library). OCLC nos. 57289978, 270557807.Rigoletto was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 11, 1851. "The premiere, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto.) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Paris, L. Curmer, 1853, - in-4°, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + XLVIII (48 p.) + 425 p. (+ 1) + 1 ff. (errata), illustré de 500 xylogravures + 20 planches sur fond teinté + 15 planches en couleurs et gommées, pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure en demi-cuir originale verte, dos orné or, début d?une pt. fente aux charnière également dans la charnière int. devant. Bel exemplaire. Première édition (la 2e édition parut en 1855). Bel ouvrage classique avec ses 35 planches dont 15 ont été superbement coloriées à la main. Les oiseaux sont posés dans leur environnement naturel. Les figures en noir ont été gravées par L. Dujardin, Brunier, John Quarley, Deschamps, e.a. / Fine copy of this natural history book on birds, with 15 beautiful handcoloured plates and 20 lithogr. plates, text in French.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen IVB 542; Vicaire V/189-190.

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        A dictionary of the technical terms used in the sciences of the musalmans = Kitab kashshaf istilahat al-funun [2 volumes}

      F. Carbery, Bengal Military Orphan Press, [Calcutta] 1853 - Text in Arabic. Bound as two volumes (complete). Printed from 1853-1862. Bibliotheca Indica / Asiatic Society of Bengal. A number of leaves have some tears, but have been archivally stabilized. Some leaves (table of contents) have browned with chipping along the fore-edges and some tears. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. Thiis is a heavy two volume set. Size: 29 cm tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SOLITARY RAMBLES and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies

      London: John Murray. Bound in original cloth with embossed buffalo to front board. 1853. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp.xix, 326. . An early classic of western adventure, hunting and exploration. with the original pictorial title page and seven other tissue-guarded illustrations. Howes P43; Rader 1578; Sabin 58333; Smith 7856; Storm 3168. Bound in grey-brown speckled cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt-embossed buffalo on the front board. Two pages of advertising at end removed. October, 1853, signature of former owner inside front board; gift inscript. dated 1895 opposite. Book shows spine slant, with small tear to cloth at top of front joint. Minor wear to board edges. Hinges split but binding holding. Very minor foxing to margins. Overall, in quite good condition for age, now seldom seen in original binding. .

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

      - Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion's Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: "Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482; Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. – Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, »die gesammte Photographie« darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: »I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten; II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier; III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas; IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein« (Halleur 1853, 16). – Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta. Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      London: 11, Bouverie Street: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 G, 1st ed, 40 pls. In half calf over contemporary worn marbled boards, new tips. Re-spine, retaining the original, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf label, faded gilt tooling. Internally, frontis, [5], (viii-xvi), [1], 2-624 pp, 40 pls (inclusive of frontis & eng tp), bound without the half title, with 3 of the 4 first edition points, some foxing, torn corner to 1 pl,offsetting & light water stains, ink name to fep (JC Billington 1940), hinges strengthened. (Folio, 132*214 mm), (Podeschi A31)

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        Dialogues and a small portion of the New Testament in the English Arabic Haussa and Bornu languages

      First edition, oblong folio, 116 lithographed pages, the outer wrappers chipped and the stitching slightly loose, housed in a drop-down green buckram cloth box, with black leather title label on the upper cover, a good copy of a scarce item.  London, Printed by Harrison & Sons,

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert: being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum.

      John Murray. 1853 - Half title, folding front., five maps & a further ten plates, illus; front. sl. spotted with occasional light spotting to text. Leading f.e.p. a littled oxidised. Orig. brown cloth by Remnant & Edmonds, pictorially embossed in blind; repair to head of spine otherwise a nice crisp copy. Contemp. ownership signature of Charles Alfred Cooper. Advertising label of the RTS on leading pastedown. The copy of Charles Alfred Cooper1829-1916, British journalist, author and co-founder of the Walter Scott Club. Cooper was editor of The Scotsman newspaper for twenty years between 1896 and 1906. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1890 and wrote two books in addition to his autobiography, Letters on Egypt and Letters on South Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition undertaken for the British Museum.

      London: John Murray, 1853 - Octavo. Original brown fine-ribbed polished cloth, title gilt to spine, intricate decoration of the Great Winged Bull across the spine and both boards in blind, red-brown surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket (Remnant and Edmonds) to rear board. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (J. Field, 65 Regents Quadrant, London) and later ownership inscription ("Douglas Grant, bought at Southwold") to front pastedown. Mild fraying to spine-ends, tips lightly bumped, very faint mark lengthwise on front board, inner hinges superficially cracked but firm, prelims lightly foxed, the occasional minor spot or mark to text-block, marginal spotting to plates, folding plan facing p. 67 with short closed tear to stub and a little frayed on fore edge, the image unaffected. A very good copy. Engraved folding frontispiece and 4 similar plates (all but one folding) depicting plans and elevations, one plate of inscriptions, 8 tinted lithographic plates, 2 engraved folding maps to rear, profuse wood-engraved illustrations to the text, several full-page. First edition. Uncommon in the highly apposite original cloth, surely one of the most attractive cloth bindings of the mid-19th century; with the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785–1861), "England's earliest female bibliophile", whose famous library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, Dibdin believed to place her "at the head of all female collectors in Europe" (ODNB). Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (ODNB). "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon Layard's [accounts] are among the best written books of travel in the language" (Ency. Brit.). Abbey Travel 364; Atabey 687; Blackmer 969. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

       \"Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion`s Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: \"\"Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin\"\"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482; Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. – Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, »die gesammte Photographie« darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: »I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten; II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier; III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas; IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein« (Halleur 1853, 16). – Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        RAGLAN Fitzroy Somerset Lord 1788 1855 General

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Raglan") to Captain Henry Samuels mentioning the funeral of his nephew, the Duke of Beaufort. 2¼ pages 8vo, London, 15 December 1853.

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

      Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion's Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: "Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482 Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, die gesammte Photographie darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein (Halleur 1853, 16). Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta.

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        The Lisbon Guide, or an historical and descriptive view of the the city of Lisbon and its environs, with notices of the chief places of interst in Portuguese estremadura.

      Lisbon Antonio Joaquim de Paula 1853 - Second edition. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm), pp.348, 10 engraved plates including 2 double-page, some foxing to a couple of plates, discreet stamp , ink inscription on title-page, marbled endpapers, bound in contemporary morocco backed mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and ruled, extremities worn; overall a good solid copy. This historical guide was originally published in 1848 as "The Stranger's Guide to Lisbon". Both editions are extremely scarce but this edition contains attractive engraved plates of the Cathedral, Aqueduct and several views including one of Cintra. Unusual work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury & Evans 1853 - Beautiful rare full tan binding. Courtney Wilson Collection. With original wrapper and near perfect condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [EGYPT] Puteshestviye po Yegiptu i Nubii v 1834-1835 g. Avraama Norova. Sluzhashchee Vvedeniyem k Puteshestviyu po Svyatoi Zemle [i.e. Travel to Egypt and Nubia in 1834-35, Serving as an Introduction to the Travel to the Holy Land]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of 3rd Department of His Majesty's Office, 1853. Second Edition. 2 vols. bound together. [8], 407; [6], 416, 22 pp. 12mo. With a copper engraved folding map at rear. Contemporary green quarter leather with marbled papered boards and faded gilt lettered title on the spine. 19th century ink numbers on the title page and first pastedown endpaper, previous owner's initials gilt tooled on the spine, binding slightly rubbed. Otherwise a very good copy. Important piece of Russian Africana, an account of one of the first Russian travels to the Upper Egypt and Nubia, written by a noted Orientalist, polyglot, bibliophile, and the founder of Russian Biblical archaeology Avraam Norov (1795-1869). An avid traveller, he went on an extensive tour around Egypt, the Holy Land and Asia Minor in 1834-36. He arrived to Alexandria in December 1834, proceeded to Cairo where he had an audience with Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769-1849), and became a close acquaintance with Soliman Pasha (1788-1860, a French-born Egyptian commander), Muhammad Ali's personal doctor Clot-Bey (Antoine Barthelemy Clot, 1793-1868), and other powerful figures at the Egyptian court. In spring 1835, he took a dahabiya trip up the Nile as far south as Wadi Halfa and returned to Cairo, thence going to Palestine. During the Egyptian trip Norov described and made sketches of the temples and murals (some of the Nubian temples which were later destroyed with the construction of the Aswan Lower Dam), and collected a number of pieces of ancient Egyptian art, including a two-meter statue of the Goddess Sekhmet-Mut (now in the State Hermitage Museum), a papyrus scroll with the text of the ''Book of the Dead'' dating XI-X B.C. (now in the Russian National Library), and others. Norov's account on his travel to Egypt is ''undoubtedly the best of what was written about Egypt by Russian travellers," according to a noted Russian Egyptologist Oleg Berlev. The first edition was published in 1840, illustrated with Norov's sketches made during the trip. This second revised edition being an independent book on its own, was published as the first volume in the series Voyages of A.S. Norov which also included the account of his travels to the Holy Land and the ''the Seven Churches mentioned in the Apocalypse'' (SPb., 1853-1854, 5 vols). The first volume follows the traveller from Wien to the Lower Egypt, with descriptions of Alexandria, Cairo, and Great Pyramids of Giza; there are also overviews of Egypt's geography, climate, agriculture, industries, administration and taxes, people; notes on Cairo high society, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Soliman Pasha, and others. The tables in text report on the merchant ships and main goods exported from and imported to Alexandria harbor. The second volume describes Norov's voyage up the Nile with stops at the famous ancient sites of the Upper Egypt and Nubia: Beni Hasan, Memnonium, Luxor and Karnak, Edfu, Philae Island, Wadi es-Sebua, Wadi Halfa, Dendera, and others. Thorough observations on ancient Egyptian sites are interspersed with references to the Bible and classical ancient and modern authors (Leo Africanus, Strabo, Jean-François Champollion, Jacob Christoph Burckhardt, and others). The second edition was revised, with references to the latest travels to Egypt, i.e. Yegor Kovalevsky's travel to south-eastern Sudan in 1847-48 (see vol. 2, pp. 230-231). The book is supplemented with an alphabet index of personal and geographical names. The map shows Egypt and Sinai Peninsula, from the Nile Delta up to the Second Cataract and Wadi Halfa. Avraam Norov authored over a dozen works, including A Voyage to Sicily in 1822 (SPb, 1828), and others. He was a Minister of Education, member of the State Council of the Russian Empire (1854), and several scientific and literary societies, including Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1851), and Russian Geographical Society (1846).

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        Histoire de la Convention nationale.

      Paris, Furne, Langlois et Leclercq, 1851-1853, - 6 vol. in-8, demi-veau bleu, dos à nerfs orné, monogramme AB en tête, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("D.L. Dix") to Eben Merriam

      Trenton, NJ, 1853. 2 pp. 4to (7.75 x 9.75 inches). Bifolium. Light marginal staining, top edge a bit ragged. 2 pp. 4to (7.75 x 9.75 inches). Dix writes about her travel plans between New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, as well about her most recent philanthropic cause-- the procurement of rescue boats and life-saving equipment for Sable Island, in Nova Scotia, a notorious site of shipwrecks on the east coast to which she had traveled there a few months earlier. In part: "I design coming on the fourth by the train which leaves Phila at 9 A.M. but I may not get off till 1 the same day, that is Wednesday-I shall leave N. York again on Friday probably for Washington. Do you think it less that I prefer Mr. Jones' name for the Boat? ... The Samaritan is a capital name and moreover 'tis original for a Boat - and so quite desirable it succours the distressed stranger. Yr. suggestion of Life Preservers is not to be neglected though I almost fear we may exceed the means easily to be had - but this business is so excellently conducted by yrself...."Dix (1802-1887) is best known for her advocacy and activism on the part of the mentally ill in the United States. The letter dates from the same year she established the library and reading room at the Harrisburg State Hospital, which Dix had been instrumental in founding in two years earlier. The visit to Washington she mentions in the letter was for the purpose of promoting and advocating her monumental Land-Grant Bill For Indigent Insane Persons, which passed both houses of Congress in 1854 before being vetoed by President Pierce in 1854.

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        Mécanique analytique, par J.-L. Lagrange. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et annotée par M. J. Bertrand.

      - Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1853, 1855. 2 volumes in-4, (4)-XIV-428 et (4)-IV-390-(2) pp., reliure demi-chagrin, dos ornés, tranches mouchetées (dos légèrement frottés, rares rousseurs). Superlibris : initiales S-B (Sainte-Barbe?) dorées au centre des plats supérieurs. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        A CHILDREN'S SUMMER

      Published by Addey & Co., 1853. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Boyle, Eleanor Vere. Fair condition with no wrapper. Large, oblong format (11.25 x 14.5"). Burgundy leather spine, blue cloth with gilt title to front. Cream endpapers. Eleven etchings on steel with paper guards accompanied by prose and rhyme. Spine and corners are very worn. Covers are grubby and marked. Front joint (between free-endpaper and frontis) is cracked. Heavy foxing to contents (affecting plates). Some of the guards are creased. Contents generally clean. [R]

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        Life in Abysinnia:being notes collected during three years' residence and travels in that country

      1853 - First edition. 2 vols. Frontispieces,16 plates & folding map. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed and worn at joints and spine extremities. xvi, 425; iv, 432pp. London, John Murray, ?Personally acquainted with Dajazmach Webe, the ruler of Tegre, and other prominent Tegrean nobles whom he portrays, he provides us with a history of Tegre seen from the inside? (Pankhurst). Parkyns spent three years in Abyssinia and relates detailed observations on the customs and habits of the people in the North. Pankhurst, 31. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux, Manuscrits et Imprimés, de la Bibliothèque de feu M. J.J. De Bure…dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 1er décembre 1853, et jours suivants…

      xii, 306 pp., 1 leaf of errata, 16 pages of price-list. 8vo, cont. green morocco-backed green pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: L. Potier, 1853. [with]: (-). Catalogue de Lettres Autographes provenant du Cabinet de feu M. J.J. De Bure…dont la Vente aura lieu le Jeudi 22 et le Vendredi 23 Décembre 1853… 35 pp. (numbered "33"). 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in modern boards. Paris: Laverdet & Potier, 1853. The scarce sale catalogues of one of the private libraries formed by several generations of the De Bure family of booksellers and auctioneers. These two sales were occasioned by the death of Jean Jacques De Bure in 1853. The catalogues contain 1853 and 304 lots respectively. The books made 141,700 fr. which Gustave Brunet considered very elevated. The catalogue of the autograph letters is quite rare. "Ce cabinet se distinguait et par un grand nombre de belles et excellentes reliures anciennes en maroquin…"-Brunet, II, 555. Fine copies with the rare price-list for the two sales bound-in at the end of the first volume. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 443-"Collection d'élite" (& see the long note).

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        Lectures on Quaternions

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1853. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Hamilton's magnum opus. Hamilton's invention of quaternions marked "a turning point in the development of mathematics" that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering; PMM). "The achievement in pure mathematics for which [Hamilton] is best remembered now is the invention of quaternions, a linear algebra of rotations in space of three dimensions. Quaternions were the first non-commutative number system system to be investigated in detail, and Hamilton's discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obeisanse to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidian geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis, and were eventually superceded by the later, which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by Ritman and Christoffel into tensor analysis. This made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Printing and the Mind of Man 334).
Hamilton's invention "was the first example of a coherent, significant mathematical system that preserved all of the laws of ordinary arithmetic, with the exception of commutativity... [His] ideas had an enormous influence on the gradual introduction and use of vectors in physics. Hamilton used the name scalar for the real part a of the quaternion, and the term vector for the imaginary part bi + cj + dk, and defined what are now known as the scalar (or dot) and vector (or cross) products. It was through successive work in the 19th century of the Britons Peter Guthrie Tait, James Clerk Maxwell, and Oliver Heaviside and the American Josiah Willard Gibbs that an autonomous theory of vectors was first established while developing on Hamilton's initial ideas" (Britannica). Recently, quaternions have found new life in the modeling of the three-dimensional rotations involved in modern computer graphics."Hamilton's achievement in constructing quaternions is of considerable historical interest. It marked a turning point in the development of mathematics, involving as it did the introduction of noncommuting quantities into the subject matter of the field as well as an exemplary set of new entities and operations, the quaternion systerial agency, harnessing and directing that agency--domesticating it" (Andrew Pickering, "Concepts and the Mangle of Practice: Constructing Quaternions").

Although Hamilton had previously published several articles on quaternions, it wasn't until the appearance of his book, Lectures on Quaternions, that his invention was given full expression. PMM 334.Provenance: Light pencil ownership signature on half-title (dated 1858) of A.H. Buchanan, almost certainly Andrew Hays Buchanan, professor of mathematics at Cumberland University (1853-1911) and considered "Cumberland's greatest mathematician" (A History of Cumberland University 1842-1935).

Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1853. Octavo, original cloth; custom cloth box. Scattered foxing (as usual); fading to spine and general light wear to cloth. RARE. Very Good.

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        Souvenirs d’un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846. Tome premier (e Tome second)

      Librairie d’Adrien Le Clere et C.ie, 1853. 12mo (cm. 17,7), 2 Voll, 440 pp., 518 pp. con una carta geografica più volte rip. (Carte de la Chine et des Etats-Tributaires). Belle legature coeve in mz. marocchino con angoli. Nervi, fili, fregi e titolo impresso in oro al dorso. Seconda edizione.

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        Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

      Published by John Murray, London 1853 - Thick 8vo: xv,[1],417,[1]pp, with 4 full-page tinted lithographs (by J. Brandard after P. Skill), 3 line drawings (2 full-page), 4 woodcut vignettes, and folding partially colored lithographed map. Bound without half-title. Contemporary elaborately paneled (in gilt and blind) full green morocco, ornate gilt central ornament on upper cover, richly gilt spine in compartments between five raised bands; all edges gilt, pale yellow end papers, brown silk page marker. Elegantly inscribed in fountain pen to front fly leaf: [To] "Alfred F. A. Hanbury Tracy [presumably a close relation of the British politician Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, 1848-1906] / with the best wishes / of his affectionate friend / John Hetherington / on his leaving Eton / Election. 1863." A superlative copy, barely used, in bespoke binding. Preliminaries foxed, else virtually spotless; all plates pristine; raised bands lightly rubbed. Sabin 32883. Abbey, Travel, 641. Arctic Bibliography I, 7395. Field, Indian Bibliography 713. Lada-Mocarski 140. Lande 1238. National Maritime Museum I 903. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 4615. TPL 3176. Wickersham, Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 6591. Cooke & Holland, Exploration of Northern Canada, pp.183 and 473. Hooper sailed out of Plymouth on the H.M.S. Plover, in 1848, on a three-year mission to locate the remains of John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition of 1845. A truly fascinating account, important for its descriptions of the manners, customs, and culture of the Inuit and other native tribes, particularly the Chukchi (Tuski) people. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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 . . . Inscribed by Jackson

      Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1853. [Jackson, Charles Thomas (1805-80).] Stanly, Edward (1810-72) and Alexander Evans (1818-88). 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.] 243 x 151 mm. Original printed wrappers, silked, original spine perished, repairs to edges; boxed. Internally very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed on the front wrapper: "With the respects of C. T. Jackson." Second printing, reproduced by electrotype from the official government publication, with front cover title reading "The Ether Discovery" and "Boston: Electrotyped and printed by Rand, Avery & Frye" on the verso of the title. This report supporting Charles Jackson's priority claim to the discovery of ether anesthesia, long believed to have been written by Congressmen Edward Stanly and Alexander Evans, has recently been discovered to have been written by Jackson himself. It is one of the documents in the "ether controversy," a long and rancorous dispute between W. T. G. Morton and Charles T. Jackson over who deserved the credit for discovering inhalation anesthesia. 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'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 Stanly and Alexander Evans, sponsored the present minority report supporting Jackson's priority. It is now known that Jackson, not Morton, was the sole discoverer of the anesthetic properties of sulfuric ether. Jackson was so pleased with the report that he paid to have it electrotyped and reprinted. Fulton & Stanton, Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, p. 71. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, ch. 17. .

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        Kleinere Schriften

      J. G. Cotta, Stuttgart & Tubingen 1853 - Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859). Kleinere Schriften. Erster Band [all published]. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen. Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Text volume and atlas. Text: [4], viii, 474, [2]pp., 6 folding tables. Atlas: 2 preliminary leaves, 12 engraved plates after drawings by Humboldt, contents leaf. Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 1853. 206 x 128 mm. (text); 208 x 313 mm. (atlas). Half morocco, boards ca. 1853 (text); original printed boards, cloth backstrip (atlas); light wear, front hinge of atlas a bit weak. Some foxing to text and plates, but very good. First Edition of this collection of geological memoirs (some previously published), including Humboldt's geognostic and physical study of the volcanoes near Quito in Ecuador. Humboldt had spent several years in South America at the turn of the nineteenth century, where he had the opportunity to explore more volcanoes than any other European naturalist before him. His findings revealed the volcanic origin of the Andes, and helped to discredit the theories of "Neptunian" geologists who believed that all the Earth's rocks had formed by sedimentation. The atlas to Kleine Schrifteren includes several images of South American volcanoes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Saphir"). O. O., 15. I. 1853.

      1853. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Sehr schwungvoller Brief an einen Freund zur Situation eines Bekannten, der sich Angriffen ausgesetzt sieht. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition, bound from the original parts, half-title present; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." A very good contemporary bound copy. One name and date to the first page.

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        LE VIE DE N. S. JESUS-CHRIST ECRITE PAR LES QUATRE EVANGELISTES - 2 TOMES EN 2 VOLUMES (TOME PREMIER + TOME SECOND)

      PILON EDITEUR 1853 - R260227832: XII+156+107 pages - 130 gravures sur acier hors texte sous serpente tirées sur papier de Chine - quelques gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte - frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente - contreplats jaspés - "souvenir du 6 septembre 1868" doré sur les 1ers plats - fleurons filets auteur titre tomaison dorés sur les dos - épidermures - GRAND FORMAT 32X45.5 CM - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES coordonée expliquée et développée par les SS. Pères, les docteurs et les orateurs les plus célèbres et les hommes les plus éminents qui aient parus dans l'Eglise depuis les temps apostoliques jusqu'à nos jours . rédigée et présentée aux gens du monde comme aux âmes pieuses par M. l'Abbé Brispot In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 232-Jésus Christ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Breve Memoria sbre o estado da agricultura commercio e industria do districto de Ponta Delgada  pelo secretario geral do mesmo districto Antonio Teixeira de Macedo

      4to in 2s (32cm). Original yellow printed wrappers, upper wrapper roughly trimmed though no loss of text, small tear, corners creased and a little dusty within. [2], 35pp. Ponta Delgada, Typ. da Sociedade Auxiliadora das Lettras Açorianas,

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        Autograph receipt, signed "J. R. Johnston"

      Seguin [Texas] 1853 - 1 page. 1 vols. 7 3/4 x 3 5/7 inches. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of nine hundred dollars "in full payment for a negro woman Kizzy & her child Essex-which woman I warrant sound & a slave for life". Bill of Sale to S. J. Denman. Folds, tear along left margin not affecting text, some light spotting or discoloration, else in very good condition 1 page. 1 vols. 7 3/4 x 3 5/7 inches

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        Storia di Alessandria dall'origine ai giorni nostri. 2 volumi.

      Volumi in ottime condizioni. Copertine rigide. Inclusa una pianta topografica della città di grandi dimensioni. Falletti. Torino. 1853. Pagg. 286 e 570

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift und Adresse.

      [Berlin] 13.9.1853. - 8°. 1 S. Adresse abgetrennt und separat beiliegend. Mit gebrochenem Siegel. Etwas stockfleckig. An Wilhelm Hensel (1794-1861; kgl. Hofmaler, Professor und Mitglied des Senats der Akademie, Ehemann von Felix Mendelssohns Schwester Fanny). . ". Ich möchte Sie bitten, am 15t. bey Gelegenheit der Aufführung des 'Gebethes für den König' jedem der Lbl: Mitglieder Ihres Senates ein Exemplar des Gebethes zu überreichen - zeigen Sie mir also gefälligst an wieviele Exemplare ich Ihnen davon geben soll. Vom 15t. Morgens finden Sie mich in meiner neuen Wohnung 56 Behrenstraße - ich freue mich dort etwas Gemeinschaftliches mit Ihrer Wohnung zu haben, nämlich einige kleine grüne Bäume vor meinen Straßenfenstern. Vielleicht kommen Sie heute, 3 Uhr Nachmittag zur Musik-Probe in der Akademie, u beantworten mir dann mündlich meine oben gestellte Frage."

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        The world 1894-5. Journal, 8 November 1894 - 11 May 1895. 4to (ca. 24 x 18 cm). With illustrated title-page and 2 certified copies (1982) of the registration of the author's marriages, with Diana Caroline Walpole (1876) and Ellen Heburn (1894). Contemporary calf, with two clasps.

      English manuscript journal of a trip around the world by James Boughey Lingard-Monk, who went on this journey with his new wife Ellen Heburn. Including extensive entry's when visiting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America. The entries contain personal and social information, general facts about the areas visited and also descriptions of the areas, customs etc. James Lingard-Monk (1853-1905) of Dunlewey (county Donegal, Ireland) was the son of the respectable magistrate Richard Boughey of Fullshaw Hall and appointed as High Sheriff of Donegal in 1901, as the British Crown's judicial representative. The journey starts in November 1894 when they depart on the SS Himalaya from London to Colombo (Sri Lanka). After that they visit Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America (including Monterey, San Francisco, Chicago and New York). Whether or not he intended to publish it, he certainly intended it to be read by others as the author mentions in the preface: "Perhaps there may be some person... who this diary may amuse, and perhaps not, no one can tell".In very good condition, with later manuscript index on endleaf.

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        GUNJIN BIYO KYUKYU TEKIHO: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL.

      - [Tokyo 1853-56, Izumiya].Yellow stitched wrs.,complete 2 vol set, 40+49 double folded leaves, or 178 pages in all,25 wood block printed illustrations, Japanese text, printed on hand- made Washi paper, 12.5 x 18.5 cm., very clean. R A R E ! Well illustrated with woodblock prints of medical & surgical treatment. . Shows medical instruments for removing bullets, needles for suturing, bandages, swabs, and a very rare illustration of a dislocated shoulder being "re-aligned." * Other illustrations of various plants, herbs, showing the medicinal or pharmacopoeia of medicine making. * Japan was in various military battles for over four-hundred years. It was a common theme of war lord against war lord or Shogun against other Lords throughout Japan. Samurai were in uncountable battles, and many sustained life-threatening wounds. Therefore military medical treatment was paramount to a Samurai's survival. Books of this subject were commonly coveted and secreted from opponents and other competitors. * An in-depth and copious medical treatment and medicine resource. *** CONDITION: The work is bound in the original yellow paper-covered boards, solidly stitched. There is some old dustiness to the covers, a couple of small stains, else clean with the orignal title lsips. Contents is very clean, no worming, the paper is bright and clean, no issues. *** REFERENCE: *** MESTLER, Gordon E.: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. See p.157, where he cites this as ".the last of the military surgeries of the Chinese school, a one-volume work ." . The work was issued in 1853 as a one volume title, then three years later in 1856 there was a supplementary volume issued, that Mestler was unaware of. Volume 1 contained a lot of illustrations and text. Volume is mostly text with a few illustrations near the rear of botanical examples and places for acupuncture. Both are cover labeled "Zen" or "Complete" meaning each was complete in itself. Even though issued at different dates. Both are uniform in size, yellow covers & with the same title page. ***

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