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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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        Cavalry; Its History and Tactics

      Thomas Bosworth, London 1853 - xvi, 336pp with five coloured plates and two charts, one folding. Sometime rebound in three quarter calf with raised bands and marbled boards. Some slight infestation loss to foredge, now benign and not affecting type area. Captain Nolan was the rider who brought the order for the charge of the Light Brigade and was himself killed in the charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Palatina Editrice]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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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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      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 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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      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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      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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        Civilisation et Barbarie. Moeurs, Coutumes, Caracteres des Peuples Argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1853 - Xlvi, 383 pp, with a preface by the translator, A. Giraud. Dark pebbled cloth with five raised bands, marbled endpapers. Tight binding, light foxing, a few marginal pencil lines. First French edition of Sarmiento's most famous book, considered one of the most important works of Argentine literature and one of the most influential Spanish-language works of the nineteenth century. Written during a period of exile, the work traces the life of a violent Argentine gaucho named Facundo, using his biography as the basis for an analysis and critique of Argentine culture, which is characterized by a dichotomy between civilizing and barbaric influences. Sarmiento's views had a profound effect on discussion about the region's potential for progress and modernization. He was able to put his theories into practice when elected to the Presidency of Argentina in 1868. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. A Personal Narrative

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1853, 1st Edition. () xi,[1],13-552pp. + 8pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo. Attractive modern half calf and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers to match. 8 lithograph plates, 5 engraved plates (including frontispiece), illustrations in text, and 3 maps (1 folding). Some scattered light foxing mainly to the full page plates and adjacent leaves with occasional stains in text. A.B. 8381. George Corner, in his excellent biography of Kane, reports that most of the first edition of some 4000 or 5000 copies was destroyed by fire in December, 1853. Harper's hurriedly reprinted the book, with the 1854 imprint. Very scarce in the true first edition..

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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. With maps and illustrations. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 418pp, 4 tinted lithographic plates (one as frontis), 2 b&w plates, 5 text illustrations, folding coloured map at rear, edges uncut. Original blue cloth, gilt-blocked illustration on the upper board (the Tuski man, see p158); the extremities rubbed and some slight soiling. The plates, with tissue guards, are very clean, as are the text pages. The map has at some point been misfolded (once rather than twice) resulting in a browned and slightly weakened vertical strip between the two folds, otherwise, apart from slight wear to the fore-edge, it is in good clean condition. A very good copy. ***Hooper was on the search expedition led by Commander T.E.L. Plover, which left Plymouth in HMS Plover in early 1848, not returning until September 1850. .

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        Les petits voyageurs en Californie

      Tours,: Ad Mame et Cie,, 1853.. Octavo, eight chromolithographic plates including frontispiece, some leaves thumbed (including preliminaries), a little shaken; otherwise good in original publisher's ornate gilt blocked cloth, page-edges gilt. A Frenchman down on his luck voyages from Le Havre to America, accompanied by two boys, to search for gold in California. Intended for a younger audience and with handsome chromolithographic plates, the voyage sees the three travel to San Francisco via New York, the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal and is a colourful example of the gold rushes in the international imagination. Certainly the most interesting plate depicts San Francisco bay at mid-century.The work was clearly popular as Sabin notes further editions of 1857, 1858 and 1861 though these were issued in a significantly smaller format. The publisher, Mame et Cie issued other voyage accounts for younger readers including an account of La Perouse in 1852.Gumuchian, 1692.

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        The Otago Provincial Government Gazette. Volumes I-VI

      Printed for the Provincial Government by Daniel Campbell 1853-1864, Dunedin - 2" splits to head and tail of joints on the first volume. Top 4" of spine detached and reglued on the second volume. Front hinge broken completely except at one cord on Volume 6, with text block almost completely separated from the front board.; Volumes 1 to 6 of the Gazette for the Provincial Government of Otago, New Zealand. These cover the period from December 1853 to December 1863. Runs of early volumes of the Otago Gazette are very uncommon on the market, perhaps appearing once every couple of decades. These volumes encompass the height of the Otago goldrush period during the early 1860s. A valuable primary source for the early history of Otago. Half-calf and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 326 x 222mm. The first six volumes of the gazette in four bound volumes, with the first of these bound volumes containing Volumes 1 through 3. Pagination: Volume 1 has complex pagination with each issue of the Gazette paginated individually. Volume 2: 108 pages. Volume 3: 338 pages. Volume 4: xii, 485, [1] pages. Volume 5: xii, 329, [1] pages. Volume 6: xxiii, [1], 604 pages. Printed on blue paper. Volume VI has a folding map of NW Otago by James Hector. ; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1853 - First Edition in original cloth. Front and back hinges almost loose; some spots on covers; some foxing; overall a very good copy. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works: with a Notice of his Life and Genius by James Hannay

      London:: Addey & Co.,, 1853.. First UK edition, and first illustrated edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. xxx, (ii), 144pp, with illustrations by Wehnert, Godwin, Hulme and Weir. Upper corner of initial blank leaf torn away. Some foxing or light soiling to a number of pages, with heavy spotting to backs of the endpapers. No inscriptions. Faint diagonal crease across lower corners throughout, as if pages were all bent together. With original red silk bookmark, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Octavo, in contemporary red diced half calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt. Light scuffs to extremities, boards rubbed, and ink mark near lower joint, otherwise firm and clean, a very attractive copy.

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      London: William Pickering, 1853. Fine, joints invisibly repaired. Small 8vo. lxxiii, [iii], 150p. With a fine and well-detailed fore-edge painting of "Magdalen College, Oxford from the Bridge over the River Cherwell". Bound by Leighton, Brewer St. in full green pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., simple gilt spine titles

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander

      London,: Richard Bentley, 1853.. Two volumes, octavo, with eight fine tinted lithograph plates (printed by Day & Son); folding chart in a rear pocket; a fine copy, very well bound in half calf and marbled boards in original scarlet cloth with gilt vignettes on upper boards. A fine set of this splendid book, with eight superb plates lithographed by Hawkins after Oswald Brierley.Henry Keppel had first served in the Malacca Straits in the early 1840s during the campaign against the Borneo pirates. During that time he formed a close friendship with Sir James Brooke, who had been appointed rajah of Sarawak in perpetuity by the sultan of Brunei. In 1847 Keppel returned to the region as captain of the frigate MÊander which was to convey Brooke to Labuan, an island off Borneo. 'At Brooke's suggestion, Labuan was ceded to Great Britain in 1846 by the Sultan of Brunei; it was made a crown colony, and Brooke was named governor. Keppel's book treats of the voyage to Labuan, incidents there, piracy in the South China Sea, and gives a description of Manila' (Hill).On the homeward journey the MÊander called in at Port Essington, Cape York, Sydney, Hobart and Norfolk Island. Keppel's accounts of these ports-of-call are both entertaining and readable. He reports at length on the work of Captain Owen Stanley of the Rattlesnake - who died in Sydney whilst Keppel was on an inland tour with Governor FitzRoy. By coincidence the fine plates which illustrate Keppel's account are by the distinguished marine artist Oswald Brierley, who joined the MÊander after having served as artist on board the Rattlesnake.In an uncharacteristic slip by Ferguson he did not record Keppel's book despite its considerable Australian importance, while Abbey's description of an earlier 1852 edition was in error.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 550; Hill, 920; not recorded by Ferguson.

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      Parigi Bailliere 1853 4° Pagine IV + 367 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con piccolo danno al dorso. Titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. 92 tavole incise fuori testo di cui alcune ripiegate. Lievissime fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Cfr. Osler 2973; McHenry p. 179; manca a Cushing e Waller. Edizione originale. Raro

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        C. M. Wielands sämmtliche Werke in 36 Bänden, 1853-1858, Göschen Verlagshandlung Leipzig

      - Leinwandbände, goldgeprägter Titel und Rücken, Seiten teilweise leicht fleckig, die Lesbarkeit ist nicht betroffen, gesammt ein guter Zustand und ein schönes Sammlerexemplar, Format 12 x 16 cm; Band 1-2 (1853): Die Abenteuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva Band 3 (1853): Musarion, Die Grazien, Der verklagte Amor, Nadine, Erdenglück, Celia an Damon, Bruchstücke von Psyche, Das Leben ein Traum, Aspasia oder die platonische Liebe Band 4-6 (1853): Geschichte des Agathon, Band 7-8 (1853): Der goldne Spiegel oder die Könige von Scheschian, Band 9 (1854): Geschichte des weisen Danischmend, Band 10 (1854): Poetische Werke. Komische Erzählungen, Diana und Endymion, Das Urtheil des Paris, Aurora und Cephalus, Kombabus, Die erste Liebe, Sixt und Clärchen oder der Mönch und die Nonne an dem Mädelstein, Gandalin oder Liebe um Liebe, Schach Lolo oder das göttliche Recht der Gewalthaber, Band 11 (1855): Poetische Werke. Das Wintermährchen, Das Sommermährchen, Geron der Adelige, Clelia und Sinibald oder die Bevölkerung von Lampeduse, Band 12 (1855): Poetische Werke. Pervonte oder die Wünsche, Der Vogelsang oder die drei Lehren, Hann und Gulpenheh oder zu viel gesagt ist nichts gesagt, Die Wasserkufe, Gedichte an Olympia, Idris und Zenide, Band 13-14 (1855): Geschichte der Abderiten, Band 15 (1855): Der neue Amadis, Band 16-17 (1855/56): Peregrinus Proteus, Band 18 (1856): Agathodämon, Band 19 (1856): Nachlaß des Diogenes von Sinope, Das Hexameron von Rosenhain, Band 20 (1856): Oberon, Band 21 (1856): Poetische Werke. Menander und Glycerion, Krates und Hipparchia, Koxkox und Kikequetzel, Band 22-24 (1856): Aristipp, Band 25 (1856): Vermischte Schriften. Vorbericht des Herausgebers Wielands, Vorbericht zu seinen sämmtlichen Werken, Die Natur der Dinge oder die vollkommenste Welt, Moralische Briefe, Der Anti-Ovid, Der Frühling, 6 Erzählungen, Band 26 (1856): Vermischte Schriften. Briefe von Verstorbenen an hinterlassene Freunde, Die Prüfung Abrahams, Hymne auf Gott, Psalmen, Erinnerungen an eine Freundin, Cyrus, Band 27 (1857): Vermischte Schriften. Araspes und Panthea, Bonifaz, Der Stein der Weisen, Die Salamandrin und die Bildsäule, Göttergespräche I-IX, Gespräche im Elysium, Band 28 (1857): Dramatische Werke. Lady Johanna Gray, Clementina von Porretta, Die Wahl des Herkules, Alceste, Rosemunde, Pandora, Das Urtheil des Midas, Band 29 (1857) bis Band 36 (1858): Vermischte Schriften. Diverse Titel

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        The Young Heiress. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1853 - First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. [ii], 326; [ii], 290, 24 (ads); [ii], 302 pp. Original cloth, neatly rebacked. Not in Wolff [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Public School Matches, And Those We Meet There (& Two Other Volumes)

      John Chapman, W & FG Cash 1853 - 3 volumes bound in one by Gale as 'A Wykehamist' - The Public School Matches, and Those We Meet There; Ups and Downs of a Public School; Paddy Land and the Lakes of Killarney. The first two dealing with life at Winchester and public school cricket in particular. The last a travelogue of Ireland. 1st editions. 65, 81, 57pp. illustrations. Internally very good, clean and bright. Each volume self-contained with illustrated wraps in good condition. The whole bound in blue cloth with title label to front, some separation between volumes and a little grubby and rubbed else very good condition. Ex-libris JW Goldman, with bookplate. Scarce.

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        The American Aboriginal Portfolio

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., [1853]. 4to. (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches). 84pp. Engraved title, twenty-six engraved plates all after Seth Eastman. (Scattered foxing to the text, the plates generally quite clean). Publisher's blue cloth, covers richly gilt, a.e.g. (minor wear to corners). A classic work on Native American, wonderfully illustrated by Seth Eastman. The handsome engraved plates are after paintings of Indian life by the author's husband, Seth Eastman, an accomplished artist and topographical draftsman. Mrs. Eastman drew her descriptions of the plates from her experiences while she was with her husband when he was commander of Fort Snelling, in the Minnesota Territory. The plates are handsome depictions of Indians performing various rituals and activities such as burial, administering medicine, dancing, travelling, fishing, spearing muskrats, dressing a buffalo skin, and much more. Howes E17, "aa"; Wagner- Camp 222c; Siebert Sale 865; Rader 1269; Sabin 21682; Field 477 (note).

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      1853. By the Author of "Mary Barton." In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1853. 36 pp (paginated to [34]) Vol I ads dated 1853, plus front endpapers printed with ads in Vols I & II. Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth. First Edition of this novel about a seamstress who is done wrong by a country "gentleman," and who is taken in by members of a parish who believe that widow­hood explains the existence of her child. Over the years Ruth becomes a governess, becomes a member of the church and community, and also becomes a woman of "mature warmth and grace" -- so much so that the secret father of her child returns to propos­e marriage (but is shocked to be rebuffed by her). However, his reappear­ance divulges the illegiti­macy of the child to the parishioners, who promptly throw her out of church and employment. She volunteers to be a nurse to help combat a cholera epidemic, and dies of the disease -- proving herself to be considerably more "Chris­tian" than the "Christians" around her.~Suddenly Elizabeth Gaskell found herself at the centre of an ethical controversy. Her novel knocked the self-righteous smirk off the face of the smug Victorian bourgeoisie which had long forgotten that kindness and compassion were an essential part of Christ's teach­ing...~The effect of RUTH, at the time of its publication, cannot easily be imagined now. Elizabeth Gaskell wanted to write the story of one good woman in an era when the gross hypocrisy of Victorian conven­tions left those outside the educated class with no recourse to moral or social justice of any kind... The storm broke over the author's head within days of publication. The book was burned and withdrawn from circulating libraries: one periodical deplored what it called her "loss of reputation," and she was looked at askance by her con­ventional acquaintances... RUTH is very much a book of its time and is hard to read now, but Elizabeth Gaskell exposed a social evil by writing about one individual with compassion. [CGEL]~Elizabeth Gaskell's novels, with their strong female characters, have recently been "re-discovered," and are enjoying a new popularity. She seems to be "in transition" from the level of second-tier novelist toward the higher level accorded her contemporaries Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. Walter Smith's in-depth bibliography of her works amplifies this trend.~This is a very good set in the original cloth, with minor wear at a few extremities and some along one rear joint; several of the original pale-yellow endpapers are cracked. As always with this purplish cloth, the spines have aged to a honey brown hue. Parrish (VICTORIAN LADY NOVELISTS) p. 61 (with ads as in this copy); Sadleir 933 (with endpaper ads at front of Vols I & II only, as here, but with no ad catalogue); Wolff 2425 (with endpaper ads only at front of Vol I, and no ad catalogue).

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        Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection Showing the Discoveries at the North Pole and the New Settlements in Australia, New Zealand &c

      London: G.F. Cruchley, 1853. . A fine map of the world printed over two sheets, each half measuring 92 x 83 cm, i.e. 92 x 166 cm if joined. The land areas with bright hand colouring in block and outline, the courses of numerous voyages are marked in the seas and oceans. Each half of the map dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, patterned paper to the folding end sections with printed labels denoting the hemisphere, the maps fold between the original green cloth boards with a red gilt lettered label to the upper cover. Some expert and inconspicuous repairs to the covers, a lovely example. The British Library have one copy of the map, with “additions to 1854”, the National Library of Australia list another copy of this earlier edition.

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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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        The Poetical Works of... Collected by himself

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1853). . Ten volumes, small 8vo. Frontispiece and engraved title in each volume, some with offsetting, foxing to front and rear blanks, marbled endpapers, sides and edges, armorial bookplates. Contemporary dark blue half calf, gilt spines with brown labels, spine a little darkened, some minor marks otherwise an attractive set. A set first published in 1837.

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