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        The AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO.

      Lippincott Grambo & Co., (1853), Philadelphia: - Frontispiece, engraved title & 25 steel engraved plates by S. Eastman, U.S. Army. While not a particularly rare book, when found, it is invariably offered in cloth, not as here, i.e., the publisher's deluxe leather binding. Prior owner name stamp & inscription to front eps. Eps also with erasure mark of prior owner. Usual bit of foxing & browning to paper. A VG copy. Publisher's deluxe full leather binding with elaborate gilt stamping to spine & boards (joints professionally reinforced). AEG. Yellow eps. 4to. 12-7/8" x 9-1/2". 1st edition (Howes E-17; Sabin 21682; Wagner-Camp-Becker 222a). 84 pp of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inscriptionis Rosettanae Hieroglyphicae decretum sacerdotale. Accuratissime recognovit, latine vertit, explicavit, cum versione Graeca aliisque ejusdem temporis monumentis hieroglyphicis contulit atque composuit, glossario instruxit.

      Lipsiae [Leipzig], Libraria Dykiana, 1853. 4to. Uncut and unopened in the original printed wrappers. A spot to front wrapper and small minor marginal tears. A bit of minor brownspotting. (8), 180, (2) pp. Tables and many symbols in the text.. Scarce first edition of the important third Latin translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic text of the Rosetta Stone, Uhlemann's standard work on the Rosetta Stone inscription, which became dominating in the interpretation of this key text. "The first to attempt to translate any part of the hieroglyphic text on the Stone was Thomas Young, who published his "interpretation of some parts of it" in "Archaeologia", vol. XVIII, London, 1817, p. 70. The text, with a Latin translation, was published by H. Brugsch in his "Inscriptio Rosettana hieroglyphica", berlin, 1851, and another Latin translation, with the text, was published by M.A. Uhlemann ("Inscriptionis Rosettanae hieroglyphicae decretum...", Leipzig, 1853)." (E.A. Wallis Budge, "The Rosetta Stone", p. 102)

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        List of Members of the Constitutional Convention, 1853

      1853. Rare Broadside Listing Members of the 1853 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention [Broadside]. [Massachusetts]. List of Members of the Constitutional Convention, 1853. Boston: White & Potter, 1853. Single sheet, measuring 18-1/2" x 26." Text printed in five columns within elaborate woodcut border. Fold lines with a few minor tears, light toning and a minor foxing. A well-preserved item. * The delegates are listed by county and town. This convention, the third in the history of the commonwealth, produced eight proposals. All were defeated by large majorities. Our searches failed to locate a copy anywhere. This may be the only surviving example.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Villette

      Harper & Brothers, 1853-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper Brothers, 1853: Hardcover. First American Edition. In Good condition. Clean text, though pages show signs of use and age, such as age toning, heavy foxing and gentle waves. Binding is holding, but a few hinges are lightly exposed. Corners worn through; spine ends worn with loss to both ends, with a larger chip missing from the top end. Slight shelf lean. Sunning to spine, which continues onto both boards as well. Gilt stamping to spine is dulled and rubbed. Rare.

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, In H.M. Ship Maeander, with Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., In Two Volumes

      Published by Richard Bentley, London 1853 - , 2 uniform volumes, [xiv] 301 & [vii] 286 pages, complete with 8 tinted lithograph plates & folding map in pocket at the rear of vol I First Edition , spines lightly sunned, bindings tight, few small light marks to covers, neat contemporary owner's name on front free endpaper, some light spotting at margins, a nice set in very good condition , original cloth with gilt designs, rebacked using orginal spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and his Progenitors for many Generations. By Lucy Smith, Mother of the Prophet

      Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt by S. W. Richards.... London: Sold at he Latter-Day Saints' Book Depot...and by all Booksellers. 1853. FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 153 x 91 mms., pp. xii, [3, i. e., 13 - 15], 16 - 297 [298 colophon], including half-title, original embossed cloth. with borders in blind and lozenge design in centre, yellow end-papers. A fine copy in the original publisher's binding. The publishing history of this work is not clouded in as much mystery as Joseph Smith's "golden plates." Brigham Young tried to have the work suppressed and was angry with Pratt for having published it without his imprimatur. The First Presidency of the Church of Latter Day Saints called for the work to be destroyed, for all known copies to be located and destroyed, etc. The literature on the matter is almost endless, but a good summary can be found in Lavina Fielding Anderson (ed.), Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, which is on the Signature Books website. This first edition is often said to very rare, but WorldCat locates 34 copies in United States libraries and one at McGill, while, curiously, Copac locates only the copy in Cambridge in these islands, though there is a copy in the BL. Howes S637. Woodward 252. Graff 3860. Flake 8060.

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        Histoire naturelle de L. comprenant les cetacees, les quadrup?des ovipares, les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle editions precedee de l'eloge de L. par Cuvier. Avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de M. A.-G. D

      Subject: (Storia naturale - Illustrato). Bruxelles, Adolphe Deros, 1853, due vol. in-8 gr. mezza tela coeva, titoli ai dorsi, pp. 654 + 574 con 29 bellissime tavole lit. del grande E. Travies, a colori "gomme". Bruniture dovute alla qualit? della carta e che interessano unicamente le prime ed ultime due/tre carte per volume.

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        Schouws bo, en stor samling af de nyeste philologiske værker, tilhørende afg.

      collaborator ved den lærde skole i Slesvig Borries's bo, en betydelig samling af statistiske, historiske og æsthetiske skrifter, hvoriblandt flere fortrinlige udgaver af italienske forfattere, reisehaandbøger, samt landkort, tilhørende afg. geheime-etatsraad Adlers bo, og en smuk samling af theologiske, historiske og æsthetiske skrifter, tilhørende afg. cand. theol. Sünckenbergs bo, hvilket alt bortsælges ved auction, som afholdes paa Østergade nr. 63, tirsdagen den 29de marts førstkommende og følgende dage, imod betaling til cand. juris P. Rothe, Skindergade nr. 10-11-12. Commissioner modtages af: dhrr. boghandlere Hagerup, Gothersgade 338, [...] Schwartz, Pilestræde 121, [...] Lynge, Springgade 18. Cataloget faaes hos boghandler Hagerup, Gothersgade nr. 338. Köpenhamn, C. J. Elvius, 1853. 8:o. 76,1-103 s. Häftad med rester av en vit ryggremsa. Ryggen defekt och med revor. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Första och sista sidan solkiga. Talrika samtida prisnoteringar i bläck. Sprucken i häftningen mellan s. 48 och 49 i den andra pagineringsföljden. En mindre fuktfläck i nedre yttre hörnet från s. 45 i samma pagineringsföljd till slutet. Med tillskrift eller namnteckning: "Lynge".. Den andra pagineringsföljden är tryckt av Louis Klein och innehåller Adlers, Rothes och Stückenbergs samlingar. Joakim Frederik Schouw (1789-1852) var dansk naturforskare och politiker. Hans bibliotek upptar de första 53 sidorna. Johan Gunder Adler (1784-1852) var lektor i Fredrikshald från 1812 och utformade tillsammans med Christian Magnus Falsen det första utkastet till det som skulle bli den norska grundlagen av den 17 maj 1814. Han valde sedan att bosätta sig i Köpenhamn. Hans bibliotek förtecknas på de första 77 sidorna i den andra pagineringsföljden och i ett bihang på s. 99-103. Möjligen rör det sig om Herman Lynges exemplar

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        To Aaron J. Wetervelt, Esq builder of the New York Clipper Ship "Sweepstakes". This print is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher. W.A. Macgill, Comdr

      New York: N. Currier, 1853 [but 1915]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Palmer. 22 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches. A fine image of the last extreme clipper ship from the Westervelt yards in New York. The second impression of this great image, taken from the original stone in 1915. `The "Sweepstakes" was built in the famous New York yards of Jacob A. Westervelt in 1853, from the design of Daniel Westervelt, a son of the ship builder. She was the last extreme clipper ship built in the... yards and was owned by Grinnell Minturn & Company. She was a very sharp and handsome ship. The "Sweepstakes made two passages from New York to San Francisco averaging 106 days. Captain George Lane was in command for a number of years.' (F.J. Peters Clipper Ship Prints by Currier and Ives 1930, p.52) Gale 1286; Peters 5

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        1853 A Catalogue of the University of Virginia IN ORIGINAL WRAPS (SCARCE IMPRINT / YEAR OF INFAMOUS JOHN S. MOSBY SHOOTING)

      Richmond, VA: H.K. Ellyson, Printer, 1853. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. MOSBY, John S.; TURPIN, George R.; UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. A Catalogue of the University of Virginia: Session of 1852-53. Richmond, VA: H. K. Ellyson, Printer, 1853. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 Inches. Complete listings of: The Board of Visitors; Faculty, Instructors and Officers; University Hotel - Keepers; Catalogue of Students - 29th Session; Description of the Schools on Campus; and the usual listings of Expenses, Campus Information, Alumni and Types of Degrees offered. 34 pages in original wraps. Soiling and wear to cover and spine. Minor paper loss to spine. Slight chip to upper corner of front cover. A few smudges to covers. Mild foxing as might be expected. An unusually rare find. Notably, this original publication contains the class listing of John Singleton Mosby and George R. Turpin. Mosby is listed as a Junior and Turpin as a Freshman. On March 29, 1853, Mosby and Turpin engaged in a quarrel that would end in the shooting of Turpin. Mosby was expelled from the University and sent to prison for 'unlawful shooting' and 'malicious shooting.' Mosby was pardoned and set out to work as a lawyer in Albemarle County, Virginia. The world would come to know Mosby as the 'Gray Ghost' and the man behind the guerilla attacks he made famous during the war between the states. Mosby served as Battalion Commander of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders. He later served as consul to Hong Kong under President US Grant and in the Dept. of Justice.

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        Narrative of a Journey Round the World, Comprising a Winter Passage across the Andes to Chili, with a Visit to the Gold Regions of California and Australia, the South Sea Islands, Java, &c

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853. First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. . Original brown cloth stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Name excised from top margin of title page of vol. I, some rubbing to spine ends and lower joint of vol. I, inner hinge of vol. III tender. Very good. Hill 694 . First edition in English of the travels of German novelist and travel writer, Friedrich Gerstcker (1816-1872). "In this edition, half of the first volume and part of the second volume relate to California" (Hill)

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        BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES ÉCRIVAINS DE LA COMPAGNIE DE JÉSUS

      Liége: L. Grandmont-Donders. 1853, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1859, 1861, 1861. 4to., later half vellum, marbled boards, leather spine labels. vii,(1),792; xx,680,112; xxii,775; xxxxvii,752; xix,780; (iv),800; xxxxiv,468 pages.. 7 volumes. First edition. (Besterman II, 3261). Jesuit writings are assembled in bibliographic form in these seven volumes, and they contain all general writings of the Jesuits since their foundation. All seven volumes have wear and darkening to the spines. Volumes five and six have heavy wear to the spines with some cracking to the leather. The leather spine label on volume five has a 2-inch closed tear. The covers on all seven volumes are rubbed. Ink stamp of college. Well preserved set. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines.

      Paris, Firmin Didot 1853 - 4 tomes in-8 de (4), XI, (1), 492, (2) / (4), 512, (2) / (4), 423, (1) / (2), 359, (1) pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition de l'oeuvre majeure d'Arthur de Gobineau. Elle a été tirée à ses frais "à 500 exemplaires, qui passeront à peu près inaperçus et dont le titre malheureux fondera plus tard la légende tenace d'un Gobineau père du racisme. En fait, l'ouvrage, appuyé sur une érudition trompeuse d'autodidacte, développe une sombre philosophie de l'Histoire : à l'origine des temps, les races humaines possédaient chacune ses facultés propres, la jaune douée de l'esprit pratique, la noire de disposition artistiques, la blanche des vertus d'honneur et de justice. Mais au cours des siècles, elles ont, en mélangeant leur sang, perdu leurs qualités primitives et sont vouées désormais à une décadence irrémédiable." En français dans le texte 271. Clouzot, Guide du bibliophile français 133 : "Rare et de plus en plus recherché". Printing and the Mind of Man 335. Très bel exemplaire. // // //

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        Plano Del Puerto De La Havana levantado en 1854 por el Brigadier del Armada

      Madrid, 1853. No Binding. Fine. 23 ¾ x 34 ¾ inches. Bit of light offsetting, else mint condition. The rare, original Spanish edition of this official plan of Havana, executed with both precision and elegance, under the auspices of the official Spanish hydrographic office. A superb example of a large-scale work. It provides navigational information as well as a street plan of the city and some topographic features and was undoubtedly intended for military use. A legend at left, keyed to the plan, lists 55 structures and locales within the city, and another table lists 15 places outside the city's walls. The chart was re-engraved by the governmental hydrographic offices of both England and France in 1858. Cueto 202.

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        Farmacopea per gli Stati Sardi.

      Subject: (Farmacopee). Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1853, 8vo m.pelle epoca, pp. XXIII-374

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        The Chronometer`s Companion;

      - or A Compendium of Nautical Astronomy, comprising methods for finding the Latitude by Meridian Altitudes, by reduction to the Meridian, and by The changes of the Sun`s Altitude in one minute of time; together with the method of finding the time by the sun and stars, and the Longitude by Chronometer, and by the Sun`s depression below the Horizon. London, James Imray 1853. 8:o. Frontespiece,vi,(2, 1 blank),155,(1 blank),32 (Catalogue) pp. Publisher`s cloth, decorated in blind and stamped gilt centerpiece on upper board. Spine slighly faded and with spot. 22,5 x 14,5 cm.[#30394] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map No. 1. From Fort Smith to the Rio Grande; from Explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Map date 1853-54. [ 1861].. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Two tears into image at left (longest 3 inches), a few creases, scattered light foxing, overall clean and bright, very good condition. A large, finely detailed map, covering a wide swath from Fort Smith Arkansas in the east, through Indian Territory and Texas, to Santa Fe New Mexico and the Rio Grande in the west. An early and particularly interesting mapping of Indian Territory. There is an inset map "Sketch of Rio Pecos at Anton Chico." Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys. .

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        Bleak House

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

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        Der grosse Volksfestzug in Nurnberg am 29. August 1853

      n.p. (Nuremberg): n.p. (Verlag Georg Maar), n.d. (ca. 1853). First edition.. Stiff card wraps. Very good. A single lithographed scene 6½ inches by approximately 275 inches (nearly 26 feet). Individual leaves are pasted together accordion style. The Nuremberg Folk Festival began in 1826 and included a large parade. This 1853 Festival was no exception and was commemorated by the present lithograph, reputedly executed by Leopold Itzel. A glorious example of lithography: The Herold der Stadt Nürnberg and Trompeter are followed by the Ehrenfahnenträgen für Bauern; Noris, the Representation of Nuremberg, follows in a Roman chariot; then trade representatives: artists, plumbers, armour, carpenters, locksmith, a Flora and Pomona in chariots, triumphal cart of Gartner, a train of brewers, Buttner and hosts, and finally floats from rural communities Steinbuhl, Mogeldorf and Rednizhembach, the last as a canal boat. The captions along the bottom are in German. The first 8 panels are hand colored, thereafter the lithograph is uncolored. Some light soiling , some folds repaired, occasionally trimmed closely; housed in original cardboard covers, worn at edges with their ribbon ties replaced. In all 27 participants or groups on 19 panels. Rare to start with and hardly ever found complete.

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        Alarming Prospect The Single Ladies off to the Diggings

      London,, 1853.. Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, very good, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields.The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the artist was renowned English caricaturist John Leech (1816-1874). Some of the ladies wait on the dock while a crowded ship bustles with belles in bonnets. One suitor is snubbed by a haughty lady with the caption "Bother yer hundred pounds and house in the public line! A likely start indeed!" while another lady in a yellow bonnet sneers "A twopenny, ha'penny fellow!". This disarming satire reveals the insecurity in society regarding the social mobility of women, and more widespread concerns about the population drain to the goldfields.This image was recently reproduced in Gold: forgotten histories and lost objects of Australia (2001) as emblematic of the social upheaval of the new discoveries of gold.

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        TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE. NARRATIVE OF...A CITIZEN OF NEW-YORK, KIDNAPPED IN WASHINGTON CITY IN 1841, AND RESCUED IN 1853, FROM A COTTON PLANTATION NEAR THE RED RIVER IN LOUISIANA

      Auburn, Buffalo & Cincinnati: Derby and Miller [et al], 1853.. xvi,[17]-336pp. plus 4pp. of inserted preliminary ads. Original black cloth, decorated in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Engraved frontis portrait. Some soiling and scattered spotting, light tide-mark affecting fore- portion of frontis, title and prelims, spine slightly cocked and nicked at head and toe, one signature starting a bit, some shelfwear to lower edges, but generally about good. The first printing of the first edition of this very frequently reprinted narrative, dedicated to H.B. Stowe, and the sourcework for the well-received 2013 Steve McQueen film adaptation, based on John Ridley's screenplay, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and many others. "The chief value of this book lies in the fact that whereas many travelers described the enforced movement of slaves in coffles and by boat, Northup was among the few who left a record of what it was like to be one of the slaves who was being compelled to travel about the South" - Clark. SABIN 55847. CLARK III:217 (note). WORK, p.313.

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        Polytechnisches Journal. Hrsg. v. Johann Gottfried u. Emil Maximilian Dingler (Später: Dingler's Polytechnisches Journal hrsg. v. J. Zeman und F. Fischer)

      Stgt. u. Tübingen (spät. Augsburg), Cotta 1853ff.. Bd. 127 (= 27. Jg. 3. Reihe 1853) - Bd. 290 (1893). Zus. 136 Bde. (inkl. Register v. Bd. 159-198). in-8°, ab Bd. 279 in-4°. Mit mehr als tausend gefalt., Tafeln (in Kupferst.u. Lithogr.). HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Bd. 173 ohne Einbd., beschäd. 4 Bde. in den Orig.-Heften. Kirchner 3940 u. 22348 - Vorhanden: Bd. 127 (1853), Bd. 155 - 201, 203 - 208, 210 - 290 (1893) u. "Real-Index Register v. Bd. 159-198". Folgende Bde. in den Orig.-Heften: 223 (1-6), 232 (1-6), 233 (1-5), 237 (1-3, 6), 238 (1, 2, 4-6). - Zus. 136 Bände. - Einzelbände auf Anfrage.

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        Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for many Generations

      Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt by S.W. Richards, 1853. First edition. Leather bound. 297pp. Duodecimo [15.5 cm] Black diced leather with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip and gilt rules to the boards. This work has been resewn with new endsheets and pastedowns.Final leaf has been supplied in facsimile. Inscription to half-title in ink. A nice looking copy of this important Mormon work. This diminutive volume and the words contained therein have caused great controversy since it's original publication. Lucy Mack Smith (1776-1856) wrote the memoir based on her family history and the religious revelations of her son Joseph Smith (1805-1844). With Lucy Smith's permission, but without the approval of LDS Church President Brigham Young (1801-1877), Orson Pratt, Sr. (1811-1881) published Biographical Sketches in Liverpool, England in 1853. Initially, the book was praised in a November 1854 Deseret News article which stated that "…many facts which it contains, and never before published, are of great importance to the world, and the work constitutes a valuable acquisition to the libraries of the Saints." Pratt, who was one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, frequently battled with Brigham Young over their differing religious theories. Young "…was really angry at Pratt over doctrinal matters and, about half the time, while dressing him down in public and in private, simply threw in Biographical Sketches for good measure." (Anderson, Lavina Fielding, ed. Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2001; p. 101). Further evidence of this doctrinal feud becoming personal between the two men can be found in the October 21, 1865 edition of the Millennial Star (pp. 657-658). The First Presidency of the LDS Church openly condemns Biographical Sketches and advises: "…it should be gathered up and destroyed…In Great Britain, diligence has been used in collecting and in disposing of this work, and we wish that same diligence continued there and also exercised here, at home, until not a copy is left. The inquiry may arise in the minds of some persons, 'Why do you want to destroy this book?' Because, we are acquainted with individual circumstances alluded to in it, and know many of the statements to be false…" The lengthy admonishment went on to state that, if any church members owned a copy: "…to dispose of it so it will never be read by any person again. If they do not, the responsibility of the evil results that may accrue from keeping it will rest upon them and not upon us…those who have been instructed respecting its character, and will still keep it on their tables, and have it in their houses… need rebuke, it is transmitting lies to posterity to take such a course, and we know that the curse of God will rest upon every one, after he comes to the knowledge of what is here said, who keeps these books for his children to learn and believe in lies. (Star pp. 657-658) Orson Pratt also did not escape public chastisement from the First Presidency: …"brother Pratt had it printed, and published it, without saying a word to the First Presidency or the Twelve about what he was doing. This is the way the book came into being. It was smuggled, juggled and foisted into existence as a book…" (Star pp. 657-658) Subsequently, many of the books were destroyed. Individuals still owning copies were instructed to turn them over to their Bishops or to the church offices to be disposed of. People who voluntarily turned in their copies were paid with a credit towards their tithing or in other works of the church. For this reason, the Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and his Progenitors for Many Generations is a rare, controversial and historically important book. Crawley 829. Flake/Draper 8080. Howes S637. Mormon Imprints 47. Mormon Fifty 41. Auerbach 1234. Scallawagiana Hundred 46. Graff 3860.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (212 × 133 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, green morocco label, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Engraved frontispece, vignette title, and 38 plates. Contemporary ownership inscription and Dickens memorial stamp to verso of front free endpaper. A little rubbed at extremities, margins of plates tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, bound form the parts. An attractively bound copy.

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        A New Map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast works of Internal communication, routes across the continent &c. Showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia 1853 - Wellington Williams was a 19th century engraver, publisher, geographer and draughtsman from Philadelphia. Map includes the Gold Region of California, Utah covers Nevada and part of Colorado, the remainder of which is consumed by Nebraska. Washington and Oregon both extend eastward to the Rockies, beyond which is North-West Territory. New Mexico includes present day Arizona. Booklet missing. Map is expertly repaired. Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 24" x 29.25".

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        Werke. Deutsch von Ludwig Georgii, Franz Susemihl, Julius Deuschle, Wilhelm Wiegand und Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel. 5 Gruppen

      Stuttgart, Metzler 1853 -1883. 14 cm. 40 Bände in 7. 795, (1); 850; 842; (5), 334 (pag. 550-883), (1); 967, (1); (5), 957 (pag. 974-1930); 733, (1) S.; Festeinband, Halbleineneinband der Zeit - Ueberweg I, 191 - Vollständiges Exemplar der Metzlerschen Ausgabe. 1. Gruppe: Gespräche zur Verherrlichung des Sokrates. 6 Bände; 2. Gruppe: Gespräche praktischen Inhalts. 7 Bände; 3. Gruppe: Dialektische Gespräche. 6 Bände; 4. Gruppe: Die Platonische Kosmik. 15 Bände; 5. Gruppe: Zweifelhaftes und Unächtes. 6 Bände. Einbände berieben; an 4 Bänden Bezug über den Gelenken mit kürzeren Einrissen; leicht stockfleckig; in den Bänden 1, 5, 7 ist ein Serientitel vom Buchbinder nicht mit eingebunden; Namenseintrag auf Vortitel - Griechische Prosaiker in neuen Übersetzungen -

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        Handbuch für Reisende in Deutschland. Nach eigener Anschauung und den besten Hülfsquellen. Zweiter Theil. Mittel- und Norddeutschland. 5. umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Karl Baedeker, Coblenz 1853 - Kl.-8vo. Nebst einer Post- und Eisenbahnkarte, den Plänen von Berlin, Braunschweig, Breslau, Cassel, Dresden, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, Münster, Sanssouci, Schwerin, Weimar, u. Specialkarten vom Harz, der Sächs. Schweiz u. vom Riesengebirge. VIII, 264 S. Rote OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Hinrichsen D 96b. - Der Plan v. Cassel, der in der 96c-Version dieser Auflage auch aus dem Titel getilgt wird, ist hier schon nicht mehr beigebunden, sonst vollständig mit allen 4 Karten u. 13 Plänen. - Rücken stärker, Kanten etw. berieben, Gelenke geplatzt u. sorgfältig geleimt. Vorsatz m. Ausschnitt oben u. moderner Widmung. Die gr. Faltkarte auf blauem Papier im Rande etw. geknittert. Stellenweise etw. stockfleckig. - ***Wir bieten eine umfangreiche Sammlung seltener und gesuchter Baedeker-Reiseführer an. Jedes Exemplar wurde von uns sorgfältig auf Vollständigkeit überprüft.*** gr.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,

      London, JOSEPH MASTERS, 1853.. and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches: And the Form or Manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Reprinted in 1853 from the edition of 1662 "according to the Sealed Copy in the Tower of London". Small 8vo,170 x 100 mm, 7" x 4", title page and text printed red and black within red rules, pages xlvi, (24), 536, finely bound in full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering, and richly gilt in compartments, ornate gilt decoration to sides, gilt decorated inner dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, silk marker. Couple of small very light scratches to covers, 2 neat inscriptions on 3rd blank endpaper, otherwise excellent tight bright copy in a fine binding. See The Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 by David Griffiths, page 337, number 21. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Danmarks gamle Folkeviser.

      12 bind i 11 bind + 2 bind i orig. omslag. Samfundet til den danske Literaturs Fremme/Gyldendal & J.H. Schultz, København 1853-76. Med teksttillæg og noder. 11 uniforme halvbind i brunt kalveskind med bindforhøjninger og rygtitel i guld (Karl Andersen, Silkeborg). Melodibindet og registerbindet i orig. omslag (uopskårede, helt friske eksemplarer, klar til indbinding). Bogbinderen har givet bind 9 tomenummer efter den underrække, bindet indgår i (Danske Ridderviser, bind 4). Et meget stateligt sæt.. Komplet sæt af originaludgaven af den endegyldige version af den mest markante litterære arv fra dansk middelalder og tidlig renæssance. Mange generationers tekstkritisk arbejde og udgivervirksomhed er samlet her, fra Svend Grundtvigs pionerindsats over Axel Olriks videreføring af arbejdet og frem 1976, da det faldt i Erik Dals og Erik Sønderholms lod at sætte sidste punktum i udgaven

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        Lettere d'uomini illustri conservate in Parma nel R. Archivio dello Stato. Volume I.

      dalla Reale Tipografia 1853 Cm. 22,5 x 14; pp. 665 (1); legatura in mezza pelle con tit. oro al dorso danneggiato alla cuffia sup, per il resto ottimo. Il volume I, unico pubblicato, contiene fra le altre, lettere di Tasso, Guicciardini, Caro, Bembo e Bandello.

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        Hygiène de l?enfance, guide et manuel des mères de famille

      Bruxelles, Librairie Encyclopédique de Perichon, 1853.. Octavo. Pp. xi, xxxii, 302. plus lithograph portrait of Philippe Joseph van Custem as frontispiece, light dampmark on verso; and 13 tinted lithograph plates, all protected with facing tissue guards. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome red full calf, sides gilt ruled, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt decorated and lettered compartments, gilt tooled binding edges, all bookblock edges gilt, silken endpapers, cloth inner hinges, 2 silken markers, one red and one white; some rubbing to binding, some soiling to endpapers. Plates foxed due to paper quality, else a handsome copy in a very good condition. ~ Second edition, enlarged, ?plus complète que la première? to comprise a manual. First published in 1850 as ?Hygiène de l'Enfance ou Guide des Mères de Famille?. On baby and child care, on the prevention of infant and child mortality, on breast feeding, illness and vaccination, early puberty, etc. The accompanying plates are very pleasant. Now merely charming, Servais? work, influenced by Philippe Joseph van Custem (1768-1845), received great acclaim at the time and served as, indeed, a guide and a manual, not unlike Dr. Spocks? some generations later.

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans.

      Hippolyte Bailliere, London 1853 - Part of The Ethnographical Library. 6pp of advertisements, xiv, [4], 239pp. Modern brown half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Four color plates, two folding maps (one of the seats of the Papuan Race in the Indian Archipelago; the other of New Guinea), one folding plate with illustrations of the different typologies of heads of Papuans and North Australians, two tables, one of which lists specimens of Papuan and North Australian dialects, and two in-text illustrations. Internally very clean with a few small spots to four of the leaves, very mild foxing to the verso of the plates and to the folding plate. A near fine copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made Under the Direction of the Navy Department [Four Volumes]

      Washington, D.C.: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1853, 1854. House issue. Two text volumes, with two folding maps, 52 lithograph plates, and many additional illustrations in the text; and two atlas volumes containing five large folding maps, all in very good condition. Original blind-stamped browned cloth, sunned at the spines, mild bumping to corners. This American expedition was organized by the U.S. Navy Department and conducted in 1851-52 to determine the feasibility of opening the region to American agricultural and slaveholding interests. The explorers traveled to Chile and then to Lima, Peru, where Herndon pushed into the upper Amazon and Gibbon turned south through Bolivia and into Brazil. The two groups met up again in Serpa, Brazil and continued down the Amazon to Para. Hill (803) describes the work as "a minute, accurate, and very interesting study on the aborigines of the Andes and on the geography of the Amazon and its tributaries" and Borba de Moraes (p. 336) calls it "an excellent book on the regions cited." See also Sabin 31524. While the text volumes are easily found, they are seldom accompanied by all of the maps in good condition.

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        Coup d'oeil sur le Mouvement littéraire et artistique au Midi de la France. Premières années du XIXe siècle. [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Hippolyte Souverain 1853 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-basane verte, Hippolyte Souverain, Paris, 1853, 1 f., 612 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Très rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage passionnant. L'auteur évoque les peintres et littérateurs lyonnais : Berjon, Guindrand, Perlet, Clara Francia, Barginet, Berthaud, Flandrin, Gallet, Dupasquier, Dubourg, Pitt, Breghot du Lut, Couchaud, Chelles, les poètes improvisateurs : Regaldi, Cicconi, Eugène de Pradel, l'Histoire de la Guitare, le peintre de Toulouse André Pujos, Brillat de Savarin, Jean-Baptiste Coye, les diverses académies et Sociétés littéraires de Lyon, etc. Etat très satisfaisant (coiffes frottées, envoi un peu coupé) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS - bound as MISCELLANIES 2 volumes 1853, TALES AND POEMS 1 volume 1853, DRAMAS 2 volumes 1853, BEPPO AND DON JUAN 2 volumes 1853 and CHILDE HAROLD 1 volume 1857.

      London. John Murray. -1857 1853 - 8 volumes octavo 6 x - HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN A LOVELY, CONTEMPORARY, RED LIGHT CALF GILT - with contrasting blue and green leather lettering labels, marbled boards and endpapers. A VERY PRETTY BINDING IN FINE CONDITION. Some minor spotting to the endpapers and titles but also internally a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London: John Murray, 1853 xv, (1) 417 pgs. 4 colour lithograph plates with tissue guards. All in excellent condition. 2 b/w plates & several in text illustrs.Folding colour map at end.(no tears) Blue, blind stamped cloth with gilt decoration to front cover & gilt titles along the spine. Recently recased with a new cloth back with original cloth over. Original endpapers preserved. Excellent restoration overall. No names, no marks in text, not exlibris. Other photos available if required. Special shipping recommended. (Cooke & Holland, The Exploration of Northern Canada, 1978,pg.182). First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Vg+/No Jacket. 8vo. Hard Cover.

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        TRAITS OF AMERICAN-INDIAN LIFE AND CHARACTER. By a Fur Trader [pseud.]

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1853. Pp. [xv], 218, includes half-title. Rebound in brown half leather and marbled boards, gilt-stamped green leather spine label. Binding fine, interior very good and clean. Lacks the 16-page adverts. TPL 2218; Wagner-Camp 232; Howes 139; Field 1562; Graf 3076; Smith 7539. Not in Peel. This work was sometimes attributed to Duncan Finlayson, a chief factor in the Hudson's Bay Company contemporary with Ogden, but is now generally conceded to have been written by Ogden. Born at Quebec in February of 1790, Peter Skene Ogden is one of the most energetic and controversial figures to have left his mark on the North American fur trade. ...he joined the North West Company...in April 1809...His first station was at Ile-la-Crosse (Sask.), where soon after his arrival [in] 1810 he and fellow clerk Samuel Black were involved in a fight with Peter Fidler at the nearby HBC post. ...The terms of the coalition agreement between the HBC and the NWC...excluded Ogden and Black...from the new organization because of their violent conduct during the years of conflict between the two companies. ...Influenced by HBC governor George Simpson, who was concerned about the possible damage Ogden and Black might do in opposition...the London committee relented and in 1823 agreed that both men would be appointed chief traders. ...He was likely the author of `Traits of American-Indian Life and Character' (London, 1853), a work signed by "A Fur Trader." The events related in the 16 accounts that make up this volume correspond closely to Ogden's career. (DCB). Sixteen sketched of Indian life between 1823 and 1828 by an employee of the H.B.C.; eight relate to the Columbia River area, one to the Buffalo country, and two to the Lake Superior region while the 4th., 5th., 7th., 9th. and 12th. concern the present British Columbia. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12 mo..

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        The Frontier Lands of the Christian and the Turk, 2 Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1853. Subtitled, "Travels in the Regions of the Lower Danube in 1850 and 1851, by a British Resident of Twenty Years in the East". Attabey 1141. Stamp of prior owner, Dmitri Dimancescu on front endpaper and title pages. Pages vi,423 and vi, 421. Original green decorated cloth with clear title on the spines. Exceptionally clean inside with no foxing or stains. Bindings are tight, with minimal wear at the corners. A nice set. . 2nd Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Folding Map, Woodcut Frontispiece of Town of Jassy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO

      Philadelphia:: Lippincott Grambo & Co.,. (1853).. 4to. 12-7/8" x 9-1/2". 1st edition (Howes E-17; Sabin 21682; Wagner-Camp-Becker 222a). 84 pp of text.. Publisher's deluxe full leather binding with elaborate gilt stamping to spine & boards (joints professionally reinforced). AEG. Yellow eps.. Prior owner name stamp & inscription to front eps. Eps also with. erasure mark of prior owner. Usual bit of foxing & browning to. paper. A VG copy.. While not a particularly rare book, when found, it is invariably offered in cloth, not as here, i.e., the publisher's deluxe leather binding. . Frontispiece, engraved title & 25 steel engraved plates by S. Eastman, U.S. Army.

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        Der grosse Volksfestzug in Nurnberg am 29. August 1853,

      n.p. (Verlag Georg Maar) n.d. (ca. 1853), n.p. (Nuremberg) - A single lithographed scene 6½ inches by approximately 275 inches (nearly 26 feet). Individual leaves are pasted together accordion style. The Nuremberg Folk Festival began in 1826 and included a large parade. This 1853 Festival was no exception and was commemorated by the present lithograph, reputedly executed by Leopold Itzel. A glorious example of lithography: The Herold der Stadt Nürnberg and Trompeter are followed by the Ehrenfahnenträgen für Bauern; Noris, the Representation of Nuremberg, follows in a Roman chariot; then trade representatives: artists, plumbers, armour, carpenters, locksmith, a Flora and Pomona in chariots, triumphal cart of Gartner, a train of brewers, Buttner and hosts, and finally floats from rural communities Steinbuhl, Mogeldorf and Rednizhembach, the last as a canal boat. The captions along the bottom are in German. The first 8 panels are hand colored, thereafter the lithograph is uncolored. Some light soiling , some folds repaired, occasionally trimmed closely; housed in original cardboard covers, worn at edges with their ribbon ties replaced. In all 27 participants or groups on 19 panels. Rare to start with and hardly ever found complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Revival of the Sciences of Religion (in Arabic)

      Cairo: Office of Egyptian Printing, 1853. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. According to the author's website: This is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim philosophy and spirituality, and is perhaps the most read work in the Muslim world, after the Qur?an. The book is divided into four parts, each containing ten chapters. Part one deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith-ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qur?an, etc.; part two concentrates on people and society-the manners related to eating, marriage, earning a living, and friendship; parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve. 1st edn, soft black leather covers w/gilt spine numbers, slight wear and rubbing along edges else VG, a few pencil marks, 302pps, 472pps, 328pps, 348pps, 4 volumes bound in two as issued, extremely rare..

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        La Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ écrite par les Quatre Évangélistes. [Coordonnée par l'Abbé Brispot]

      Paris, Abel Pilon, Éditeur, 1853. Dos volúmenes en gran folio; 4 hs., XX pp., 160 pp. y 2 hs., 111 pp. Con un total de 130 láminas, con los grabados en acero que reproducen los originales coleccionados por el jesuíta mallorquin del siglo XVI, tirados sobre papel de China, por M. Rouargue. Encuadernación de época, en tela estampada.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA.

      Imp. José Repullés. 1853. 1854., Madrid. - 4 Vols. Grabados bajo la dirección de Fco. Bonosio Piferrer. Enc. pasta española. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        TANGLEWOOD TALES, for Girls and Boys;

      1853. With Fine Illustrations. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853. Original blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First American Edition, first printing (with only the stereotyper's imprint on the copyright page; the printer Rand's was added to the second printing). This is Hawthorne's collection of mythological tales (the Golden Fleece, the Minotaur, etc.) retold "for Girls and Boys."~This copy is in blue cloth (one of four colors used), and has no preliminary ads; some do (no established priority for either aspect). This is a very good copy (minor wear at the corners, some damage to the rear-paste-down where apparently a child applied and removed stickers); the elaborate gilt spine remains rather bright. Clark A22.2.a; Blanck 7614.

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