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        Loreley mit Blick auf St. Goarshausen ('Le Rocher De Lurley').

      - altkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. L. Sabatier gedr. v. Jacomme in Paris b. Goupil in Paris & M. Knoedler in New-York, dat. 1853, 38 x 62,5 Nicht bei Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen - Im Vordergrund Salmfischer, Segelboot und Dampfer. - Tadellos erhalten, im Himmel Oxidationsspuren vom Altkolorit. - Sehr selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Gran dizionario della mitologia di tutti i popoli Contenente la favola, o mitologia greca, latina, chinese, maomettana, rabbinica, slava, scandinavia, africana, americana, araba, iconologica, cabalistica, ec. ec., e le antichità de' popoli più illustri Incominciata sulle tracce del dizionario delle favole di Francesco Noel continuata ed ampliata da F. Romani ed A. Peracchi

      Tipografia e Libreria Pirotta e C, 1853. Tavola a colori in antiporta, incisa da Batelli e Fanfani. Il testo è riccamente illustrata da 180 tavole acquarellate f.t. che accompagnano le singole voci e da 370 tavole incise in b/n o a colori in fine di volume distribuite sugli otto tomi. In ottavo

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano]
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        A critical commentary and paraphrase on the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha (in 4 volumes)

      William Tegg 1853 - A handsome set bound in full ox-blood morocco leather, with raised bands on spine & gilt titles, marbled end papers, with gilt decoration on leather at edges; all page edges gilt; ribbon page-markers. Text in parallel columns. Leather on spine of volume I slightly faded; small loss of surface at corner of front board of vol.II. This is a very heavy set (about 6.9kg packed); additional postage may be required outside UK Used - Very Good. VG hardbacks in full leather

      [Bookseller: Cotswold Internet Books]
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        H. R. 336 [To accompany report no. 421.]

      Washington DC, 1853. United States. Senate. 32nd Congress, 2nd Session. H. R. 336 [To accompany report no. 421.] In the Senate of the United States. February 19, 1853 . . . Amendment . . . 3pp. [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1853.] 297 x 205 mm. Unbound. Some dampstaining, edges a bit frayed but very good. Docketed. First Edition of this rare ether controversy document, with no copies listed in OCLC. In January 1853, responding to renewed debate over who deserved credit for inventing ether anesthesia, the U. S. Senate appointed a select committee to determine whether W. T. G. Morton, Charles Jackson or Horace Wells had the best claim to the discovery. On February 19 Senator Isaac P. Walker, the committee's chairman, submitted an amendment to army appropriations bill H. R. 336, confirming the U. S. government's right to use and benefit from the discovery and proposing an award of $100,000 to "the discoverer." The final version of the amendment, which we are offering here, also proposed that the issue of priority be decided in federal court, with Morton, Jackson and the representatives of Horace Wells appearing as defendants to prove the merits of their respective cases. The Senate ended up rejecting the amendment, leaving the question of priority unsettled for the time. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, pp. 316-17; 330-335.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com ]
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        Des Principes À Suivre Dans La Fondation Et La Construction Des Asiles D'aliénés (Lettre Manuscrite De M. Parchappe)

      Victor Masson Et Fils, Paris 1853 - Petit in-4° demi chagrin havane, titre gravé, [4] VIII-320 et 17 pp. d'explication des planches. 4 très grandes planches hors-texte gravées à plusieurs pans : Asile d'aliéné de Quatre Mares (Rouen), Hôpital d'aliéné de Niort, asile d'aliéné du Comté de Middlesex à Colney-Hatch, asile d'aliénés de Meerenberg (Haarlem Hollande). On joint une lettre manuscrite de Parchappe d'une quarantaine de lignes à propos de la rédaction de cet ouvrage. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        HISTORIA DE LA GUERRA CIVIL Y DE LOS PARTIDOS LIBERAL Y CARLISTA. Escrita con presencia de memorias y documentos inéditos. 5 Tomos.

      - Madrid. Establecimiento Tipográfico de Mellado. s/f. (1853-1856, según Palau) 1ª edic. 23x16 cm. T. I, III + XIII + 362 págs. 1 h. + 5 láms. grabadas de retratos + 1 mapa de la acción de Mayals + 1 mapa de las acciones de Mendaza y Arquijas, plegado. * T. II, 375 págs. 1 h. + 4 láms. grabadas de retratos + 2 planos de Bilbao y Batalla de Mendigorría * T. III, 503 págs. 2 h. + 2 láms. grabadas de retratos + 1 cuadro sinóptico plegado + 4 planos de Lequeito, Guetaria y Plencia ¿ Operaciones del Norte en mayo de 1836 ¿ Teatro de guerra en la Mancha y Extremadura en 1838 ¿ Operaciones del ejercito del Norte para salvar Bilbao. * T. IV, 479 págs. + 3 láms. grabadas de retratos + 3 planos de la batalla de Oriamendi ¿ Expedición de D. Carlos ¿ Posiciones de las fuerzas Carlistas. * T. V, 493 págs. 2 h. + 4 láms. grabadas de retratos + 2 Croquis de Morella ¿ Ramales y Guardamino (1 plegado) Texto a dos columnas. Holandesa piel. Cortes tintados. Limpio y buenos márgenes. # hª España. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        THE WORKS IN PROSE AND VERSE

      William Pickering, London 1853 - 229 x 152 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. Extremely pleasing contemporary Cambridge-style calf, handsomely gilt, covers with mitered-corner gilt frame formed by plain and decorative rules bounding an inch-wide inlay of lighter tan calf, fleuron cornerpieces extending obliquely from the frame, raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments with large central fleuron enclosed in a lozenge of small tools and scrolling cornerpieces, each spine with two red morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces, one a portrait of Herbert, the other a view of Bemerton. Keynes, p. 60 (citing the 1846 printing). Spines faintly sunned (the gilt with a slight loss of brightness), extremities with a bit of rubbing (one spine top with very shallow loss part of the way across), mild marginal foxing to plates, other trivial imperfections, but still quite a pretty set in excellent condition, the text clean and smooth with generous margins, and the decorative bindings completely sound and with nothing approaching a fatal defect. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Comédies et proverbes

      Charpentier 1853 - - Charpentier, Paris 1853, In-12 (11,5x18cm), 454pp. et 423pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Importante édition collective en partie originale, contenant pour la première fois : Il faut qu'une porte soit ouverte ou fermée (dont l'édition originale a paru en 1849), On ne saurait penser à tout (Edition originale), Louison (première édition en 1849), Bettine (Edition originale parue en 1851), Carmosine (Edition originale), et Barberine qui possède un acte supplémentaire. En comparaison, la première édition collective de 1840 n'avait qu'un seul volume. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons. Filets gras à froid entre les nerfs. Légers frottements aux coins et bordures. Très bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] An original collective edition, partly original, containing for the first time: One must have a door open or closed (whose first edition appeared in 1849), One can not think of everything (first edition), Louison In 1849), Bettine (first edition published in 1851), Carmosine (first edition), and Barberine who has an additional act. Bindings in red half chagrin. Back with nerves adorned with caissons. Cold fillets between the nerves. Slight rubbing at corners and edges. Very nice, particularly fresh. 454pp. et 423pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Cérémonies et fêtes du mariage de S.A.R. Monseigneur le duc de Brabant et de S.A.I et R. Madame Marie-Henriette-Anne, archiduchesse d?Autriche, célébrée à Bruxelles , le 22 août 1853.

      Bruxelles, Géruzet, éditeur (Imp. de G. Stapleaux), 1853, - in-folio, (53.5x36 cm), 1 ff. de titre + 1 pl. avec le portrait (S.M. Leopold 1er Roi des Belges) + 2 planches lithogr. coloriées (Portraits de S.A.R. Duc de Brabant & Marie Henriette Duchesse de Brabant) + 1 planche chromolithogr. ?Armes de la maison de Brabant? + 30 p. de texte, demi-toile (dos renouvelé) plats avec texte et armoiries originals d?époque, qqs légères restaurations. Bel exemplaire. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Huvé…La Vente aura lieu les 22, 24 et 25 janvier 1853…

      2 p.l., 35 pp. 8vo, modern wrappers. Paris: A. Aubry, 1853. A very rare sale catalogue. Huvé (1783-1852), was a leading architect of his time who was chosen to complete la Madeleine after its original architect, Vignon, died. At the height of his career, Huvé was president of the Société centrale des architectes, professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and a member of the Institut, having replaced Charles Percier. He was closely associated with many aristocratic families in France, including that of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, an employee at Huvé's firm. A staunch adherent of the neoclassical style, he designed hospitals, theaters and churches, many of which still exist to this day. The catalogue of 339 lots describes many of the classic architectural manuals as well as numerous books on the history and architecture of Greece and Rome. There are works on subjects such as hydraulic architecture, construction techniques, the design of monuments and public spaces, and interior decoration. Fine copy. ❧ N.B.G., Vol. 25, cols. 661-62.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV [twelve volumes in six, plus an index volume]. [Together with] History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII [eight volumes in four]

      Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1853-1880 (ninth edition, one a later reprint), and 1864-1878 (eighth and ninth thousands). Octavo, twenty-one volumes in eleven, each volume approximately 350-400 pages (the index volume about 250 pages) plus a total of 25 plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled papered boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands and contrasting leather title-labels; all edges marbled; covers very lightly rubbed; an excellent set attractively bound and maintained. With the later pictorial bookplate of 'Bernard G. Brett, Mahon, Toorak' in each volume. This set does not contain the companion atlas (oblong large octavo).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Allgemeine, wohlfeile Volks-Bilderbibel, oder die ganze heilige Schrift nach der Übersetzung Dr. M. Luther`s. Stereotyp Pracht Ausgabe. Mit 6 Stahlstichen und mehr als 500, in den Text eingedruckten Abbildungen

      Baumgärtners Buchhandlung,, Leipzig, 1853 - 26 x 16 cm. Ca. 1566 S. ISBN: Keine. Schmuckeinband: Brauner Ganzledereinband / full leather. Ganzgoldschnitt. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Besonders frisches Exemplar. Nur die Seidenhemdchen sind stockfleckig. 7. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! R1B6. (WK). Jpg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Bleak House. Illus. by H.K. Browne.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853 [c.1863?] - FIRST EDITION, later issue. Half title, front. & engr. title a little spotted, printed title, plates. Orig. olive green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; carefully recased with some well-executed minor repairs to spine, corners sl. worn, a little faded. Smith 10: the secondary binding, identical to the primary binding of Dombey and Son (with a chain-like design within triple-ruled borders). A later issue; the first edition sheets, but with undated engraved title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        THE WORKS IN PROSE AND VERSE

      London: William Pickering, 1853. n. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.. 229 x 152 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. Extremely pleasing contemporary Cambridge-style calf, handsomely gilt, covers with mitered-corner gilt frame formed by plain and decorative rules bounding an inch-wide inlay of lighter tan calf, fleuron cornerpieces extending obliquely from the frame, raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments with large central fleuron enclosed in a lozenge of small tools and scrolling cornerpieces, each spine with two red morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces, one a portrait of Herbert, the other a view of Bemerton. Keynes, p. 60 (citing the 1846 printing). Spines faintly sunned (the gilt with a slight loss of brightness), extremities with a bit of rubbing (one spine top with very shallow loss part of the way across), mild marginal foxing to plates, other trivial imperfections, but still quite a pretty set in excellent condition, the text clean and smooth with generous margins, and the decorative bindings completely sound and with nothing approaching a fatal defect.This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Altkolorierte Lithographie *Uhlenhorst* ( = Das Fährhaus an der Aussen-Alster ) mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Nach der Natur gez. u. lith. v. Wilh. Heuer, altkolorierter Doppeltondruck.

      Charles Fuchs, Hamburg 1853 - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr – laut Werkverzeichnis 1853 erschienen: Aus der Folge: Hamburg und seine Umgebungen ). Gezeigt wird der Blick von der Uhlenhorst Richtung Außenalster mit fem alten und neuen Fährhaus und Personenstaffage und Segelbooten auf der Alster. Bildmaß 15,5 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 34,5 x 46 cm ). In dem Werkverzeichnis Wilhelm Heuer von Salomon unter der Nummer 7 Ia gelistet. Das Blatt gebräunt, sonst guter Zustand, der Rahmen gering berieben und bestoßen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        King Nut-Cracker or The Dream of Poor Reinhold: A Fairy Tale for Children.

      Friedrich Volckmar, Leipzig; William Tegg and A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co, London., [1853?]. First U.K. edition: 'Freely rendered from the German of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (author of ''Struwwelpeter'') by J.R. Planché, Esq.' Quarto. 28 leaves printed on rectos only. Handcoloured illustrations on every page, including the title-page. Period binding of quarter red leather with marbled boards. On the verso of the title page is the small duty stamp found in German books of this period.On the versos of the last two leaves in an early hand is a variant translation of some of the verses. Some discoloration to margins of leaves 9 and 10. Spine worn and defective. Very good. Scarce.

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        Kasteel Vaeshartelt - Muller + Lemercier, 1853.

      VOGELVLUCHT GEZICHT OP KASTEEL VAESHARTELT?Plan g?n?ral des trois ch?teaux Vaesharteld?, lithografie in kleur vervaardigd na 1853 door Theodore M?ller, uitgegeven door Lemercier te parijs. Afm. (incl. tekst) ca. 46 x 60 cm. In lijst.In 1841 kocht de Maastrichtse industrieel Petrus Regout het 118 hectare grote, van oorsprong middeleeuwse landgoed, in opdracht van koning Willem II om dienst te doen als koninklijk jachtslot. Na de dood van Willem II dood kwam het kasteel in 1851 in handen van Petrus Regout zelf, die het eerst als buitenverblijf, vanaf 1863 als vaste verblijfplaats ging gebruiken. Op een 7 ha groot terrein liet hij vanaf 1853 door de Belgische tuinarchitect J. Gindra een Engelse landschapstuin aanleggen met exotische bomen, ruime gazons waarin bloemperken, vijvers, fonteinen (aangedreven door een stoommachine), prieeltjes en follies lagen. Op korte afstand van Vaeshartelt liet Regout de bestaande villa Klein Vaeshartelt verbouwen. Bomenlanen verbonden Vaeshartelt met andere landgoederen van Petrus Regout in het gebied ten noorden van Maastricht, zoals kasteel Meerssenhoven en La Grande Suisse.Binnen enkele jaren na het overlijden van Petrus Regout in 1878 was het grootste deel van de parkversiering verdwenen. De familie Regout heeft het kasteel enkele generaties in bezit gehad, tot 1953. Daarna was het gebouw enkele tientallen jaren in gebruik als jeugdherberg. Thans is er een luxueus hotel in gevestigd.Op deze imposante prent zien we Groot Vaeshartelt in volle glorie, als het ware in vogelvlucht vanuit de lucht geschilderd. Het Paleisje vormt met de Oostvleugel en het Koetshuis een carr? rondom de eerste Binnenhof. De verlengde Noordvleugel en de schuur vormen met de eeuwenoude tuinmuren een tweede carr?. Nu ligt daarin de Geheime Tuin, toen waren daar de nutstuinen. V??r het kasteel zien we het pas aangelegde park van Gindra met waterpartijen en vijvers. Met de grote en de kleine brug, de pagode met badhuis en bibliotheek, de ijskelder met theekoepel. Rechts het monument voor de Koning. Links het boerderijcomplex. Daarachter: vele hectaren bossen, akkers en velden. De bomenlanen zijn goed zichtbaar en hadden toen dus al een behoorlijke leeftijd. Bij de entree het chalet en het prieel, en in de Weide voor den Pachter het gebouw op palen. Op de voorgrond zien we Klein Vaeshartelt, gelegen aan de grote weg van Maastricht naar Nijmegen. Daarv??r nog de pas aangelegde spoorweg van Maastricht naar Aken. Regout was daarvan ??n van de pioniers.Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba.

      B. May y Ca, / Berlin, Oilprinting Storch & Kramer, (1853), - in-4to oblong, 28 planches en chromolithographie (page de titre incluse) avec légendes en espagnol + 1 carte dépl. de l?ile + 1 plan de la ?Havane, rousseurs surtout dans les marges, reliure en toile rouge d?origine, plat devant avec titre doré dans un décor pressé à froid, dos restauré. Das berühmteste Ansichtenwerk Cubas Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der ursprünglich aus Bordeaux stammende Mialhe war Schüler von Francois Edouard Picot (s. Benezit 7,382). Er wanderte nach Cuba aus, wo er als Lehrer an der Kunstakademie wirkte. Daneben veröffentlichte er 3 Ansichtenwerke mit Veduten und Szenen aus dem Volksleben, die schnell populär wurden und etliche Nachahmer fanden, so z.B. Bernardo May.An attractive album of 28 Cuban views of daily life in the mid-19th century, with views of the countryside, local sights, street views, and a panorama of Havana. These views appeared first in Louis Marquier?s series Viaje pintoresco al rededor de la Isla de Cuba (Havana: 1847- 1848) with lithographs by Pierre Mialhe. Bernardo May copied these and issued them between 1851 and 1853 when a plagiarism suit was brought. As the result of the lawsuit, May issued the present chromolithographed versions. Original red cloth with gilt title, stains on first cover, spine renewed, plates with thumbling and stains in the white margins mainly. In all a very good, complete copy with the folded map of the island and a town plan of Havanna.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Palau 167989. - Sabin 17748. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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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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        Bleak House. Illus. by H.K. Browne.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853 [c.1863?] - FIRST EDITION, later issue. Half title, front. & engr. title, printed title, plates. Orig. green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine very slightly dulled & rubbed. v.g. Smith 10: the secondary binding, identical to the primary binding of Dombey and Son (with a chain-like design within triple-ruled borders). A later issue; the first edition sheets, but with undated engraved title. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West; or, The Experience of an Early Settler. In Two Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1853 - Two volumes in one. Original green diapered, blindstamped cloth with gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers, pp. [vii]-xix (i.e. vii, complete), 311; viii, 344. 1 musical score with English translation of the lyrics from the native tongue by the Indian Missionary, Peter Jones. Covers scuffed and soiled, corners bruised and soft, endpapers tanned at around the margins from the turn-ins, otherwise a very good, clean copy. "Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) came to Canada in 1825. He first spent time in Newcastle District and then later cleared some property for a farm in Otonabee Township. He later sold his farm and purchased land in Douro and there he began clearing land at the present site of Lakefield. He was active in church, military and town life. In 1847 he became a Major and in 1851 he was the Reeve of Douro for three years. He also became a Justice of the Peace. During the years of 1828-1831 he worked for John Galt in the Canada Company. In his later years Samuel established an agriculture school for young men and boys interested in pioneer farming. Around the same time that Samuel moved to Douro his sisters Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie arrived in the area. His sister Agnes edited a book "Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West" which was based on Samuel's writings." - from the Trent University Archive, Strickland Fonds Size: Stout Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Live Pigeon Shooting

      1853 - Printed Poster 44.5cm x 28.5cm, advertising a pigeon shooting match October 26th & 27th 1853 at the Bird In Hand and Wheat Sheaf Inn, Lynn, Norfolk for 20 members shooting at 7 birds. The second day several matches at sparrows and pigeons. 10cm closed tear neat repair to verso, vg no loss. A rare example for live pigeon shooting.

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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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