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        HATCHIE, The Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellvue. A Tale of the Mississippi and the South-west

      Boston:: B. B. Mussey and Company, and R. B. Fitts and Company., 1853.. Boston:: B. B. Mussey and Company, and R. B. Fitts and Company.. 1853.. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4". 1st edition (Jones 001; McVoy, p. 1; Wright II, 25). 313, [3 (blank)] pp.. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering.. Binding worn & cocked. Staining to text paper. Center bifolium. beginning to detach & protrude. A Good copy of Adams' scarce first. book.. "A tale of the Mississippi, of which a negro slave is the hero. Through his faithfulness and devotion, his young mistress is saved from the plots leveled against her and her fortune. A plantation above New Orleans and a steamboat on the Mississippi River from the locale of the story." [McVoy]. . 3 inserted plates.

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

      Coblenz, Karl Baedeker, 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.***

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        Henry Ward Beecher ALS [autographed letter signed]

      Brooklyn, NY: , 1853. Brooklyn, NY, 1853 Henry War Beecher ALS [autographed letter signed]. Written Brooklyn, NY, February 15th, 1853. 8.25" x 6.25", mounted on 9.5" x 6.75" paper leaf. Vertical and horizontal creases to actual letter, light toning of mounting leaf, small divots on left side of mounting leaf from removal from a bound volume, else Near Fine. Nicely preserved early example of a handwritten and signed letter by the perhaps pre-eminent Protestant minister in American history (and an early social liberal), written in Brooklyn, NY, where he was by then giving sermons to crowds of more than 2,500 from his pulpit in the Plymouth Church (Congregational). The letter is a written as vouching for a student who had spent the evening at Beecher's home, and thus deserved a "credit mark". Born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1813, Beecher was schooled in Amherst (Mt. Pleasant Classical Insitution)and eventually ordained by the New School Presbytery of Cincinnati. His ultimate international repute as an orator, lecturer, and advocate of such causes as the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, evolutionary theory and scientific biblical criticism began to grow after he developed, in an Indianapolis pastorate prior to his famed Plymouth Church tenure, his notion that a sermon should focus on a single moral point for the purpose of specific moral development of the listener - a sermonal technique which still thrives. Among his more famous written works were: Seven Lectures to Young Men (1844); Evolution and Religion (1885); Life of Jesus the Christ (1871-91); Yale Lectures on Preaching (1872-74); and a novel, Norwood: A Tale of Village Life in New England. L-32

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        Über die Wanderungen der Ionen während der Elektrolyse. 4 Mitteilungen in 3 Bänden. Zus. 218 S. In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. J. C. Poggendorff. Bände 89, 98 und 106.

      Leipzig, Barth, 1853-59.. 8°. (2) X, 628 S./ (2) X, 644 S./ X, 660 S. Mit 12 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 4 lithographierten Tafeln. Pappbände der Zeit.. Alle vier Mitteilungen seiner bahnbrechenden Arbeiten in erster Ausgabe, in dieser Vollständigkeit selten. Mit seinen meisterhaft durchgeführten Untersuchungen schuf er die richtungsweisenden Grundlagen für die Dissoziationstheorie. - "Hittorf setzt die von Daniell begonnenen Arbeiten über den elektrolytischen Leitungsvorgang fort und bestimmt in einer Reihe von Fällen das Verhältnis der Geschwindigkeit, mit welcher sich die Ionen durch den Elektrolyten bewegen. Dabei ergeben sich mancherlei Aufklärungen über strittige chemische Fragen" (Darmstaedter). - Gestempelt. Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Vorsätze mit Klebespuren. - Darmstaedter 541; DSB 6, 438 Scarce first edition, journal issue with all four articles of his epoch-making investigation. - Stamp to title. Lightly foxed in places. Some spotting to endpapers, else a very good copy

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        Stones of Venice, The [Jean Hersholt's Copy]

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill [through 1853], 1851. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill [through 1853], 1851. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. First Impressions, complete in three volumes. Imperial 8vo's: xvi,413,[1],16[undated catalogue]; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated September, 1853]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated October, 1853]pp, with 53 plates by Ruskin, including seven hand-colored, and numerous illustrations in the text. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, very neatly rebacked with spines laid down, covers decorated with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, terracotta end papers. Inscribed "With the author's compliments" on fly leaf of vol. II and with two bookplates in each volume; vol. I with label from Hersholt library sale. Book plate on front paste downs is the actor Jean Hersholt's, each with his signature. A splendid set, light wear at edges, but still attractive and sound, internally generally clean and bright with only occasional spotting and staining, several signatures very lightly toned. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. & ¶"Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice (1851-3) was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work’s abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city’s architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs. Ruskin's reputation was such that, unusually, The Times devoted three long review articles to the second and third volumes." (ODNB) Hersholt was a Danish-born actor who became one of Hollywood's leading talents, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO

      Philadelphia:: Lippincott Grambo & Co.,, (1853).. 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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        THE AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO

      Philadelphia: Lippincott Grambo,, 1853. Philadelphia: Lippincott Grambo,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1853. Hardcover. Indians, American; Native Americans; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Publisher's original blue, heavily ornate gilded cloth covers. All edges gilt. Light, mainly marginal, foxing to plates. Two owner's [Harry Delano and Thomas HIllis], inked names on first blank, one dated 1853 and one 1919. Engraved title page and 26 b/w plates. Plates go back to the time of Desoto and earlier and cover a variety of subjects, usually of a dramatic nature. Hinges and binding solid. 12-7/8 x 9-1/2. Howes E-17; Sabin 21682 ; 0 .

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        Beskrifning öfwer Nord-Amerikas Förenta stater, i anseende till naturbeskaffenhet, djur, wexter, mineralier, produkter, näringsutwägar, styrelse, lagskipning, religionswäsende, underwisningsanstalter, krigsmakt, handel, kommunikationsmedel, fattigförsörjning, skatter, onera, &c.

      Med naturhistoriska och andra underrättelser; jemte särskilda upplysningar och råd för dem, som wilja dit inflytta. Växjö, A. G. Deurells enka, 1853. 8:o. (2),258,359-364 s. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gult tryckt omslag. Några småskador på ryggen och en gammal lagad reva på främre omslaget. Enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Ett nagg i nedre marginalen på s. 89.. Larson Swedish commentators on America 100. Jämför Sabin 6235 för en norsk översättning tryckt i Oslo samma år. Den mest omfattande äldre svenska emigranthandledningen. Bland svenska emigranter var boken mycket läst. Innehåller utdrag ur andra författares alster, såsom Campanius Holm, Klinckowström, Arfwedson, Gosselman, Schéele, Cassel och Helleberg. Den var en viktig källa för Vilhelm Moberg när han skrev utvandrarsviten och han skrev förord till den faksimilupplaga som utkom 1970

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        Castile and Andalucia

      Richard Bentley 1853 - 1853. 488 pages. No dust jacket. Marbled leather half bound. A good volume with good clean pages, bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing, tanning to the endpapers and fore-edge. Small tear to fold-out frontispiece. Former owner's inscription on flyleaf or endpapers. Moderate wear to the boards with bumping and chaffing to the spine, edges and corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chine Moderne ou Description Historique, Géographique ou Littéraire de ce vaste Empire, d'après des Documents Chinois.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie, Editeurs, 1839 et1853. - 2 forts volumes in-8, 493 pp.-672 pp., demi-basane, plats cartonnés marbrés, très bons exemplaires, très frais, sans rousseurs. Ouvrages bien complet des nombreuses planches gravées en noir et blanc in fine (88 gravures) et d'un grand plan dépliant de Pé-king et d'une carte dépliante de la Chine. La première partie de l'ouvrage rédigée par M. G. Pauthier, Membre de plusieurs Sociétés savantes, traite de la Géographie, de l'Organisation Politique et Administrative, des Langues et de la Philosophie de la Chine. La seconde partie rédigée par M. G. Pauthier, Professeur de chinois à l'Ecole des Langues Orientales, traite des Arts, de la Littérature, des Moeurs, de l'Agriculture, de l'Histoire Naturelle, de l’Industrie de la Chine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CASTILE AND ANDALUCIA.

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

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        Beiträge zur Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen. (exemplaire de Paul Broca)

      Breslau, Trewendt & Granier 1853 - Grand in-4° broché, X-150 pp. 5 planches hors-texte. Couverture d'attente sur laquelle a été adroitement contrecollée les plats d'origines. L'exemplaire semble avoir appartenu à la bibliothèque de Nélaton. On reconnait l'écriture de l'inventaire de sa bibliothèque sur le premier plat. Ex-dono de Paul Broca au coin supérieur gauche du premier plat. Exemplaire à toutes marges en très belle condition. Quelques tâches superficielles sur les planches sans dommages. Middeldorpf (1824-1868) war ein berühmter Chirurg aus Breslau, wissenschaftlicher und technischer Begründer der Galvanokaustik. Als junger Arzt hatte M. "nach dem 18. März 1848 in Berlin zum ersten Male Gelegenheit, Schußwunden in Menge zu sehen" (ABD 21, 208). Die Hauptgrundlage [des Werkes] bildet die eigene Erfahrung, gestützt auf einige hundert Fälle, unter denen ich mehr als dreihundert auf der chirurgischen . Abtheilung des Hospitals zu Allerheiligen genau journalisierte und beobachtete" (Vorwort). "Das sehr geschätzte Werk" (ADB) wurde als Habitilationsschrift verwendet und hier in erweiterer Form als Buch herausgegeben. Für die Diagnose war unter den Fällen reiches Material vorhanden, auch die selteneren Brüche. Die schönen lithographierten Tafeln zeigen instruktive Abbildungen von Verbänden, Streck- und Beugevorrichtungen, Apparate und Liegekonstruktionen zur Behandlung von Brüchen. Selten [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of Europe: from the commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV. [14 Vols complete: ie: 13 Vols (including the Index), plus the Atlas. ]

      William Blackwood and Sons, 1853-56., Edinburgh and London: - c.350-400pp per volume, printed in double column, with extensive footnotes and occasional illustrations. Vol 13 is the Index, and has fewer pages. Contents clean throughout (one or two minor exceptions noticed). 18.7x12.5cms, a firm, well-conserved set in contemporary black half calf with gilt-decorated raised bands and marbled boards, with some light scuffing to edges and heads of spines. *** The Atlas, dated 1855, is 18.6x24.5cms, of a light brown half calf, spine labelled and with raised bands, with marbled boards. There is foxing and an early ownership name to the first blank leaf, and a single library stamp to the back of the title page (the only such evidence). After the frontis are the 16 text pages, which include the Concise Vocabulary of Military and Marine Terms, followed by W.& A.K.Johnson's 108 excellent hand-coloured maps, printed recto. Maps all very clean. All edges marbled, binding firm. A very nice complete set. [EXTRA Heavy Item] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        sulle vendite col privilegio delle strade toledo e macqueda

      stamperia e legatoria clamis e roberti 1853 -

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        ISLAND ST. HELENA, PORT REGULATIONS [caption title]

      [Jamestown, St. Helena]: Printed at the Government Office, by Geo. Gibb, [1853].. Broadside, 12 3/4 x 8 inches. Printed on blue paper. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. A rare South Atlantic broadside issued by order of the governor and signed in print by the colonial secretary and collector of customs. The broadside lists fifteen regulations, covering a variety of topics pertinent to the port. It also gives fees and charges, scheduling information about the "Time Ball" (apparently a time- telling device) and the island's time zone, the times draw bridges are raised and the town gates closed, as well as the latitude and longitude of the island. The royal arms are printed at the top of the sheet. No copies located in OCLC. There are not a lot of St. Helena imprints.

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        Die Kosakenjagd.

      Franckh, Stuttgart 1853 - 12mo. Pappband der Zeit mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, 1 Bl., 474 (2) S. Aus dem Französischen von Chr. Fr. Grieb. Seltene deutsche Übersetzung des bekannten historischen Abenteuerromans, der von der Zeit der Befreiungskriege 1813/14 handelt, als Frankreich von deutschen und russischen Truppen besetzt wurde. Nur ganz wenige Exemplare in deutschen Bibliotheken. - Einband berieben, an den Kanten beschabt, mit kleinen Fehlstellen im Bezugspapier. Vorsatz mit Namenszug von alter Hand, Titel mit kleinem Stempel. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. 320 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twenty Years in the Philippines

      135, Fleet Street. and Gough Square. London.: James Vizetelly and Henry Vizetelly, 1853 1st ed, VG+, 1 map, 53 illustrations (7 plates), sm 8vo, [1853]. In embossed blue cloth titles and image in gilt to upper cover, blind stamped to lower. corners and edges rubbed and bumped. Spine, titles and images in gilt, edges rubbed and bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, no inscriptions, advert leaf, half title, guarded frontis and title page with vignette, all present, (xiv), [3], 18-371 pp, [1], 1 map (1853), 53 illustrations (of which 7 are plates), small cip to edge of tp, printed by Vizetelly and Co, 135 Fleet Street, London. An excellent copy of a very rare title of time spent in the Philippines [1819-1839], not dated but per OCLC 1853. Title continues: Translated from the French of Paul P de la Gironiere, Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour. Revised and Extended by the Author, expressly for this Edition. Gironière was a traveler from Nantes who lived in the Philippines and wrote about his experiences there. He arrived in the Philippines in 1820 and established the Jala Jala hacienda in Morong (present-day Rizal province). Among the activities that he undertook were hog raising and planting indigo, sugarcane, and coffee. On June 23, 1837, Gironiere's efforts in the field of horticulture and agriculture were recognized by the Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais de Pilipinas — winning 1,000 pesos for raising 6,000 coffee plants. He ensured good relations with the clergy by building a church; and with his workers by building cockpits in the estate. See Wiki.

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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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        Oeuvres completes en 12 volumes

      Garnier 1853 - Etat Passable des ouvrages sans manque ( dos cassés ) , bien complet des gravures couleurs (scan du tome 1 seul ), vendu en l'etat. (complet des 161 gravures voir table des planches) avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Reuves sur l'édition in-4e de l'imprimerie Royale et annotées par M. FLORENS -Volume 1: Theorie de la Terre, Histoire des Animaux; Volume 2: Le Homme, Animaux domestiques; Volume 3: Les Quadrupedes; Volume 4: Les Singes, Add. aux Quadrupèdes; Volume 5-8: Les Oiseaux; Volume 9: Introd. aux Minéraux, Epoques de la Nature; Volume 10-11: Les Minéraux; Volume 12: Expériences sur les Végétaux, Arithmétique morale, Tables Generales des Matières. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HATCHIE, The Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellvue. A Tale of the Mississippi and the South-west

      Boston:: B. B. Mussey and Company, and R. B. Fitts and Company.. 1853.. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4". 1st edition (Jones 001; McVoy, p. 1; Wright II, 25). 313, [3 (blank)] pp.. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering.. Binding worn & cocked. Staining to text paper. Center bifolium. beginning to detach & protrude. A Good copy of Adams' scarce first. book.. "A tale of the Mississippi, of which a negro slave is the hero. Through his faithfulness and devotion, his young mistress is saved from the plots leveled against her and her fortune. A plantation above New Orleans and a steamboat on the Mississippi River from the locale of the story." [McVoy]. . 3 inserted plates.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Ninevah and Babylon

      London- John Murray, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An archaeological record of excavations in Ninevah and Babylon. First edition. Illustrated with fourteen plates and maps (collated complete), many of which are folding, along with hundreds of illustrations in the text. Title continues, 'Being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum'. The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB ((5 March 1817 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known as the excavator of Nimrud. With half-title. Layard returned to Constantinople as attach to the British embassy, and, in August 1849, started on a second expedition, in the course of which he extended his investigations to the ruins of Babylon and the mounds of southern Mesopotamia. He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. His record of this expedition, Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, which was illustrated by another folio volume, called A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh, was published in 1853. Condition: In a blindstamped cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to title page. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing. Opening tears to the plates. Overall: GOOD..

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        S. Marco Convento dei Padri Predicatori in Firenze. Illustrato e Inciso Principalamente nei Dipinti del B. Giovanni Angelico con La Vita dello Stesso Pittore, e un Sunto Storico del Convento Medesimo del P. Vincenzo Marchese

      Firenze.: Presso La Societa Artistica.. 1853.. 3 page introduction (III) plus 40 engravings (including five color) with tissue guards, followed by text section of 162pp with an additional 4 plates, index, 19 1/4 x 14 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Binding in fair to poor condition: 3 1/2 inches of leather loss to head of spine, joints split, overall wear,with a small area at the top left corner of the front board lacking. Interior: front hinge split but still firmly attached; small soiled area to upper edge of gutter on first several sheets; occasional light foxing mainly to tissue guards with plates very clean and bright; there is one single plate with soiling to the lower right (in the text section) overall images are clean and bright, binding tight. on India paper mounted to sheets Exquisite engravings after works by the early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico at the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy. With an account of Fra Angelico's life and an historical overview of the convent. The few color plates appear to be handcolored; one in the text section is only partially colored. .

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

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

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        Horsemanship

      Longmans, Green, And Co, London 1853 - First edition. Three-quarter red Morocco binding with red buckram. Gilt banded spine with horseshoes. VERY FINE copy. No apparent wear; bright fresh copy. Complete with the five steel engravings. The art of riding and managing a horse, adapted for the guidance of ladies and gentlemen. 21 by 15.5cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; or LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY, A One Volume Edition

      John P. Jewett & Co., 1853-01-01. Hardcover. Good. . There is no copyright page. This has two frontispieces, one of Stowe and one of Eva. No date on Eva's. Boston,John P.Jewett and company,Cleveland Ohio,Jewett,proctor and Worthington. 560pp. Some slight foxing. 3/4 leather. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners. Four raised bands. Binding solid. Front and read boards have rubbing as well. Some sunning to the top of the boards. 8 3/4" tall.

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        Henry Ward Beecher ALS [autographed letter signed]

      Brooklyn, NY 1853 - Henry War Beecher ALS [autographed letter signed]. Written Brooklyn, NY, February 15th, 1853. 8.25" x 6.25", mounted on 9.5" x 6.75" paper leaf. Vertical and horizontal creases to actual letter, light toning of mounting leaf, small divots on left side of mounting leaf from removal from a bound volume, else Near Fine. Nicely preserved early example of a handwritten and signed letter by the perhaps pre-eminent Protestant minister in American history (and an early social liberal), written in Brooklyn, NY, where he was by then giving sermons to crowds of more than 2,500 from his pulpit in the Plymouth Church (Congregational). The letter is a written as vouching for a student who had spent the evening at Beecher's home, and thus deserved a "credit mark". Born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1813, Beecher was schooled in Amherst (Mt. Pleasant Classical Insitution)and eventually ordained by the New School Presbytery of Cincinnati. His ultimate international repute as an orator, lecturer, and advocate of such causes as the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, evolutionary theory and scientific biblical criticism began to grow after he developed, in an Indianapolis pastorate prior to his famed Plymouth Church tenure, his notion that a sermon should focus on a single moral point for the purpose of specific moral development of the listener - a sermonal technique which still thrives. Among his more famous written works were: Seven Lectures to Young Men (1844); Evolution and Religion (1885); Life of Jesus the Christ (1871-91); Yale Lectures on Preaching (1872-74); and a novel, Norwood: A Tale of Village Life in New England. L-32 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("G.E. Pickett") to Col. H.K. Craig

      Encampment near Fort Clark, TX, 14 November 1853. 8vo (9.75" x 7.75"). 1 p. A future Civil War general for the Confederacy, Pickett had graduated the “goat” (with the lowest grade average) of his West Point class, and he found his first posting even after gallant service in the Mexican War to be a godforsaken Texas fort named Clark, near present day Bracketville, in the county of Kinney. In this document, writing as a captain, he sends the Chief of Ordnance in Washington a covering letter for his accounting of the ordnance of Company “I” of the 8th Infantry for the third quarter of 1853. The recipient, Col. Craig, had earlier in his career served as commandant of the Philadelphia (Frankford) Arsenal in which PRB&M presently has its premises! Provenance: Ex–Allyn K. Ford Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, recently deaccessioned. Very good condition. Written on lined, pale blue paper. Docketed on verso as received on 10 December 1853.

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        Sulla vita scientifica e sulle opere di Anatomia e Fisiologia comparata del Dottor Mauro, Rusconi.

      Presso la Societa' degli Editori degli Annali Universali delle Scienze e dell' Industria. Nella Galleria Decristoforis 1853 MAURO, RUSCONI,commentario di Serafino BIFFI, medico e direttore del manicomio privato presso S. Celso in Milano. Milano, presso la Societa' degli Editori degli Annali Universali delle Scienze e dell' Industria. Nella Galleria Decristoforis, 1853. In-4°. m. pergamena con angoli, titolo in oro entro tassello. 167 pp. ritratto di Rusconi Mauro in antiporta. Ottimo esemplare con barbe.

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        Villette. Three volume set

      London Smith, Elder and Co 1853. VG : in very good condition. Later rebind. Bayntun Riviere of Bath morocco gilt binding with 'Bronte' on spine. Pages browning. Slight foxing in places. Marbled eps First Edition Green/gilt leather cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 324pp; 319pp; 350pp. Exceptionally fine set.

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie suivi d'un voyage en Sibérie

      Paris Belin-Leprieur et Morizot. S.d. (ca 1853). Relié, toile noire, reliure magnifique avec décoration dorée, 534pp., 26.5x17.5cm., 13 gravures n/b. et 8 chromolithographies, état attractieve malgré des rousseurs inévitable.

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        Peace, War, and Adventure: an autobiographical memoir. 2 vols.

      Longman. 1853 2 vols in 1. 2pp ads; some occasional light spotting. Orig. orange cloth with the imprint of Bickers & Bush, publishers' ad. laid down, but sl. loose, in identical printed cloth on back board. A very nice copy.A remainder binding; Bickers and Bush of 1 Leicester Square, appear to have published miscellaneous works between 1849 and 1863.A distinguished army officer, George Laval Chesterton served in the Field Train of the Royal Artillery during the Peninsular War, fought with the British in Washington D.C., Baltimore and later New Orleans, and was then recruited to the British Legion to fight in Columbia under Bolivar. Returning to England in 1820 to the surprise of his family who thought him dead, Chesterton became a prison reformer. A friend of Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Fry, who also campaigned for the rights of prisoners, he became Governor of Middlesex House of Correction in 1829.

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        Usi e Costumi di Napoli e Contorni, Descritti e Dipinti - Volume Primo

      Napoli, Stabilimento Tipografico di Gaetano Nobile, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. Signed By Author. 1853. 324 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Grey cloth cover with presumed rebound decorative paper pastings to covers and maroon leather pasting with gilt titling to spine. Hand coloured plates with tissue guards throughout. Italian language. Signed by author on rear of title page. Remarkably tight and bright pages with fair foxing to edges and intermittent to text block. Private ex-libris sticker to front pastedown, with pen and pencil numbers. Tissue guard at page 164 is coming away. Light thumbing to endpapers. Firm binding with fair bumping to spine ends and cloth corners. Maroon leather sticker to spine is scuffed and peeling but remains firm. Spine cloth is moderately rubbed. Paper to cloths are moderately tanned with fair rubbing.

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        Zes maanden in Natal en onder de Hollandsche boeren van de Kaap-Kolonie. Uit het Engelsch.

      Amsterdam, P. N. van Kampen 1853 - Tall crown quarto. Pp. (ii) publisher's ad, (vi), 331. Plus colour lithograph view of Pietermaritzburg as frontispiece, with facing tissue-guard, foxed, small dampmark at margin. Half-title present. Bound in the original publisher's printed boards, floral shelf-label, spine worn and quires loosening, old institutional stamp. In good condition. Untrimmed, clean copy. ~ First and only Dutch edition. Very rare. Translated from the English "The Dorp and the Veld; or, Six Months in Natal", published in London in 1852. Charles Barter (1821-1904), author and Natal magistrate. "My only wish is to convey a correct impression of a land to which so many of our poor countrymen are looking in anxious and too often delusive hopes." - Preface, English edition. - - Cat. NHSM p.211; Mendelssohn I, p.92 (English edition).

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        Villette. Three volume set

      London Smith, Elder and Co 1853. VG : in very good condition. Later rebind. Bayntun Riviere of Bath morocco gilt binding with 'Bronte' on spine. Pages browning. Slight foxing in places. Marbled eps First Edition Green/gilt leather cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 324pp; 319pp; 350pp. Exceptionally fine set.

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        Commentaries on the Surgery of the War in Portugal, Spain, France and the Netherlands From the Battle of Rolica in 1808 to that of Waterloo in 1818

      London Henry Renshaw 1853. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Inner hinges cracked. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Fifth Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 603pp. Some illustrations within the text. Revised to 1853.

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        The Blackwater Chronicle. A Narrative of an Expedition into The Land of Canaan, in Randolph County, Virginia...By "The Clerke of Oxenford."

      New York: Redfield, 1853. First edition. 12mo. Frontispiece, engraved title-page. Illustrations by Strother. 223 pp. and 16 pp. advertisements. Original brown cloth, gilt pictorial spine. Bookplate. A superb copy. Howes K90; Sabin 37405; Streeter Sale 4087; Phillips, Clark III, 338 American Sporting Books, p. 209 . A "charming tale of a hunting [and fishing] expedition to the crest of the Appalachians" (Streeter)

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        The Origin And Progress Of The Art Of Writing: A connected narrative of the development of the art, its primeval phases in Egypt, China, Mexico, etc

      London: Ingram, Cooke, And Co., MDCCCLIII. [ 1853 ] . 0. First edition. 4to. 10.50" x 7.50" x 1.75" . pp.8/pp.176 + 28 plates. Embossed papier mache boards with red background (imitating carved ebony), with a few small cracks and early repairs. Professionally rebacked in black leather. All page edges gilt (now dulled). Recent marbled endpapers and free-endpapers. Coloured bookplate to front free-endpaper with initials: "WGB" . Title page torn and carefully repaired. Illustrated with 28 full-page plates, many lithographed in colours by Day & Son, and many figures in the text. Some plates foxed and chipped edges. Overall a clean copy of this scarce book. **"Henry Noel Humphreys (1810–1879), graphic artist and author, was born on 4 January 1810 in Birmingham, the son of James Humphreys and Dorothy Ann Knowles. He was educated at King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham, and received artistic training in Brussels. After his marriage in 1833 he and his wife embarked upon a continental tour, the Italian portion of which inspired in Humphreys a keen admiration for the Italian Renaissance and baroque that stayed with him all his life. He also wrote about architectural materials and expressed radical sympathy for functionalism and engineering. *** Full Title reads: "The origin and progress of the art of writing : a connected narrative of the development of the art, its primeval phases in Egypt, China, Mexico, etc; its middle state in the cuneatic systems of Nineveh and Persepolis, to its introduction to Europe through the medium of the Hebrew, Phœnician, and Greek systems, and its subsequent progress to the present day / by Henry Noel Humphreys, illustrated by a number of specimens of the writing of all ages, and a series of facsimiles from autograph letters from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century." .

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        Le Spie

      Italy, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Lucarelli's Le Spie, historical and political memories of the Nineteenth Century. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. HM Foreign Office library copy. Scarce. This book is connected to the 1851 pamphlet, Le Spie. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. There is 'Foreign Office' blindstamped into the leather on the front and rear boards, and a label on the spine. Internally the pages have some slight browning to the page edges and the occasional spot. There are Foreign Office ink stamps on the title page and first page of the text. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Villette

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1853. First Edition. Three octavo volumes. Attractive 20th-century binding of quarter-morocco over marbled boards; new endpapers; bound without half-titles or terminal adverts. Occasional light foxing within, but overall a very attractive copy of Bronte's last published novel.

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        Histoire de Cinq ans de République de Février 1848 en novembre 1852. Faits religieux, politiques, militaires, etc. [ Edition originale ]

      Girard et Josserand 1853 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, Girard et Josserand, Lyon, 1853, 2 ff. , VI-348 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire de cette très intéressante étude philosophique tout autant que politique et historique. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DES PYRENEES ET DES RAPPORTS INTERNATIONAUX DE LA FRANCE AVEC L'ESPAGNE DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. ANNALES DE LA CATALOGNE, DE L'ARAGON, DE LA NAVARRE, DU PAYS BASQUE, DU BEARN, DU BIGORRE, DU COMMINGES, DU COMTE DE FOIX, DU ROUSSILLON, DE LA CERDAGNE, DE NARBONNE, ET DE CARCASSONNE, ETC.

      AMYOT. 1853-1855. - 5 TOMES EN 5 VOLUMES IN-8 (14,5 X 22,5 X 15 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 435, (4) + 432, (4) + 499, (4) + 523 ET (4) + 496 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 CHAGRIN VERT SOULIGNEE D'UN DOUBLE FILET DORE, DOS A QUATRE FAUX NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. EDITION ORIGINALE. (LABARERE. I. 84). DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT COIFFES, SINON EXEMPLAIRE CONVENABLE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Remarks, With Illustrations, on the Domestic Architecture of France, From the Accession of Charles VI. to the Demise of Louis XII

      Day & Son. Good. 1853. Hardcover. Folio 18" x 13" with 16 color plates. Half leather cover with burgundy cloth boards has severe wear and tears to spine strip. Boards are bumped. Spine is straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. .

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        The Book of the Garden [in Two Volumes]

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1853. One half black leather with marbled paper over boards; gilt decoration to the spines and to the edges of the leather on the boards. Outer page edges marbled; marbled endpages. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Volume I has a folding plate frontispiece. There is some general light wear to the outer extremities of the boards, with some rubbing to the marbled paper on boards. Marbled page edges a little dulled. Front hinge of volume I cracked. Bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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