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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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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        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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        Franklin at the Court of France, 1778

      William Jay, Charles J. Hedenberg and William H. Emerson, Philadelphia 1853 - "Franklin at the Court of France, 1778" Published by William Jay, Charles J. Hedenberg and William H. Emerson Engraved by W.O. Geller after Painting by Baron Jolly Philadelphia, 1853 Engraving with hand-coloring sheet size: 31 1/2" x 41 3/4"

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        Le Gouvernement du deux décembre, pour faire suite à l'Histoire des crimes du deux décembre.

      Londres, Jeffs 1853 - in-8, [2]-IX-712 pp., avec un carton pour la page 675 (relié au début du texte), bradel demi-toile chagrinée cerise, filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs. Edition originale très rare du second ouvrage composé par le député Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893) dans son exil londonien pour dénoncer le Coup d'Etat du 2 décembre : en 1852 étaient déjà parus les pages vengeresses de l'Histoire des crimes du deux décembre, sur les opérations du coup d'Etat lui-même ; là, Schoelcher s'attarde sur les arrestations et déportations qui ont affecté les provinces dans les mois qui suivirent décembre 1851. Relié au début : un feuillet imprimé, signé de l'auteur, et daté du 27 mars 1853, sur une publication de novembre 1852 émanant de la Société fraternelle des proscrits français de Londres (signée de Bianchi, Boichot, Avril et Caussidière). [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.

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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. .

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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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        Rollo's Tour in Europe: Rollo on the Atlantic (1853); Rollo in Paris (1854); Rollo in Switzerland (1854); Rollo on the Rhine (1855); Rollo in London (1855)

      Boston: W. J. Reynolds, 1853-55 - Jacob Abbott (1803-79), an American congregational minister and educator, wrote the famous Rollo series of books (Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, etc.) to teach his young readers specific moral values and concepts. In these travel books, following the picturesque and educational experiences of Rollo and his uncle in narrative form, the young reader is taken along as though he were an accompanying guest, a lively format which helped to account for the books' immense popularity. The character of Rollo was modelled on Abbot's son Lyman, who himself became a distinguished minister and editor First Editions. 5 vols., Sm 8vo. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth, covers heavily embossed in blind, spines gilt titled, spines a bit spotted and sunned, occasional light foxing, overall near fine, and attractive, with contemporary ownership signatures of James Rindge Stanwood of Portsmouth, NH. Bingham and Scholt, pp. 172-3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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