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        Laws at Present in Force in the Island of St. Lucia

      1853. [St. Lucia]. Laws at Present in Force in the Island of St. Lucia. London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 1853. vi, 388 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scuffing and edgewear to boards, most of upper (red) lettering piece lacking, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small embossed stamp to front board, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid copy of a scarce title. * With index and side-notes. St. Lucia was discovered by Columbus in 1502. The first group of colonists, from England, were massacred by the Caribs, but the French succeeded in colonizing the island in 1642. It passed between France and Great Britain a number of times and became a British possession in 1803. It became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1979. As one would suspect, traces of French law remain in the island's legal system. OCLC locates 9 copies in North America. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:341.

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        Visiting card, signed.

      1853. 9 x 5,5 cm. Photographer: F. Pedersen (1815-1898)

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        Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales [and] Wanderings and Excursions in South Wales, with the Scenery of the River Wye.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1853, 1854.. 2 volumes. 8vo (8" x 5.5"). xi,336; xi,336 pages. 2 engraved titles, 2 folding hand-coloured engraved maps, 100 engraved views from drawings by Harding, Fielding, Cox, Creswick & Cattermole. A magnificent matched pair, almost without blemish, a.e.g., in early half morocco, panelled spines, ruled gilt, marbled boards. Ex-libris in the most inoffensive manner, each volume with two or three small single-line library stamps on the blank endpapers. (Price includes postage UK)

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        From the Ordnance Survey of the Country Thirty Miles Round London.

      London: G.F. Cruchley, [c.1853].. Map dimensions 108 x 132 cm, overall dimensions 114 x 137 cm. A fine large folding map of the environs of London, extending from Hertford down to Godalming and Chatham across to Bagshot. Scale: one inch to the mile. Bright original colour in block denoting the parks and estates and in outline demarcating the county boundaries and the railway lines. Dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original dark green moiré cloth slipcase with publisher's title label to upper board, matching moiré cloth to the folded end sections of the map. The case sympathetically repaired at the head of one spine and the joint adjacent, the map in excellent condition. Cf. Hyde, D. & H. 333. The map was first issued by John Walter Froggett in 1831 with a slightly different title. According to James Howgego Cruchley's first rendering of the map appeared in 1840, of which two editions appeared within a year. James Hyde records six subsequent editions published from 1854 onwards. This example would appear to have been issued a year or two earlier, in that it shows the Great Northern Railway going into Kings Cross (the station opened in 1852) and the Great Western is shown terminating in its original, slightly more western, location (the new station opened in 1854). Population figures for boroughs and parishes are indicated, presumably from data provided in 1851 census.

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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.. 1st Edition: xvi, 417pp, illustrated, 11 illustrations of which 4 lithographic plates (3 tinted), 1 coloured folding map. [MISSING the lithographic frontispiece] . Rebound, contemporary half leather with bluse marbled boards, gilt ruling and titling to spine. A rare and very important book on the expedition led by T.E.L. Moore on the Brigg Plover in search of Sir John Franklin. The expedition, in which Hooper participated as a marine officer, was forced to winter in Providence-Bay, where Hooper could gather an enormous wealth of useful information on the Tuski. When the ship was free of ice, Hooper joined Pullen's boat expedition along the arctic north coast of America to the Mackenzie River and Cape Bathurst. In summer 1850 the expedition crossed the northenmost part of Canada and returned to England. - Henze II, 622/23. The book also contains information on the culture of the North Alaska Esquimaux and the Tuski. Hooper travelled aboard the Plover as Acting mate with the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition from Plymouth (1848-52) under Captain T.E.L. Moore. The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to serve as a search and supply ship for John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition (1845-48) and to assist with Henry Kellett's ship Herald of the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition (1848-50). The Plover over-wintered in 1848-49 in a small bay on the Siberian coastline near a Chukchi village, and enjoyed excellent relations with the Natives. Hooper's detailed descriptions of the customs, dwellings, clothing and beliefs of the Chukchis and adjacent North Alaskan Eskimos are complemented in his narrative by colour plates illustrative of the people and their ways of life. The following spring, W.J.S. Pullen and Hooper embarked on a coastal exploration of the region between Wainwright Inlet and Mackenzie River for traces of the Franklin Expedition. [AB 7395]. Covers heavily worn, front hinge beginning to split, some leather missing from corners and spine. Previous owners signature on fep, pages age toned,p415 split in hinge, some minor foxing but overall a nice clean copy. Good.

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        Galerie en Action de la Vie des Enfants Ou L'enfance Pittoresque par les Auteurs de la Bibliothèque Religeuse, Morale et Littéraire

      Chez Martial Ardant Freres Limoges: Chez Martial Ardant Frères, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 272 pp. Original blue cloth lavishly decorated and illustrated in gold with raised green and white paisley designs. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece protected with a tissue-guard. Illustrated initials. Exquisite compilation of 32 children's stories designed to teach lessons about about Self-Discipline, Compassion, Responsibility, Friendship, Work, Courage, Perseverance, Honesty, Loyalty, Virtue, and Faith. This children book is profusely illustrated with 16 delightful inspirational stone-engravings, all protected with tissue-guards. Light shelf wear. Corners rubbed and blue binding beginning to wear away. First signatures pulling from text block. Very minor and sporadic foxing to pages throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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        Wast Water

      London: Published by Thos. Agnew & Son, 1853. Tinted lithograph with rich publisher's colour. Printed on wove paper. Trimmed to image as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some very minor foxing in the image. 13 3/16 x 19 3/4 inches. A stunning view of Wast Water, from the deluxe portfolio edition of John Baker Pyne's magnificent work "The English Lake District." The Lake District first came to the fore with the rise of the Romantic Movement during the second half of the eighteenth century. The poet William Wordsworth, a native of the district, established the area as the epitome of the ideal landscape, and artists and tourists alike visited the regions natural beauties in search of the Romantic ideal. Poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats proclaimed the Lakes as the manifestation of the "Picturesque." By the middle of the nineteenth century, when Pyne visited the area, the Lakes were well established in the national consciousness as the most beautiful natural reserve in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became Vice President). He traveled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. This exquisite view comes from the deluxe portfolio edition of Pyne's celebrated text "The English Lake District." First published in 1853, the deluxe edition was issued in custom-made portfolios with the images superbly coloured and tipped onto thick wove cards. Examples of these images are difficult to find, making this striking print a true rarity. Pyne's seminal work was later reissued by Day & Son in 1859 with the title "Lake Scenery of England." Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 p. 123, no. 196, plate 13; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860 no. 387, plate 12

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        Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique avec des augmentations par J. Marchal..

      Bruxelles., Alexandre de Mat., 1853. 61 x 40 cms. Feuille lithographiée - signée Brux, - ; les Fastes Napoléens de 1796 à 1821. 2 feuilles avec, Titre, 2 ff., Discours, addition, + 36 planches lithographiées à page double, coloriées à la main, numerotées I - XXVI, avec tables historiques, dont 15 avec cartes, entourées de notes historiques. , + 3 ff. avec Table raisonnée. une feuille avec déchirure sur plis. feuilles de garde marbrées,Cartonnage de l'époque, plats avec papier peint. Dos basane avec titre en or. sauf petites imperfections, qqs taches, oreilles d'ane, tres bon état. . Feuille XXXII avec Mappe-Monde historique, en 2 hémispheres. 3 feuilles supplémentaires ( XIX, XX, XXI ) avec carte ; la Belgique et la Hollande

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        WERMLÄNDSKA BERGSMANNAFÖRENINGEN ANNALER 1850-1916.

      Tryckta i respektive Stockholm, Örebro, Karlstad, Filipstad och Göteborg 1853-1916. Över 7.000s med porträtt, ljustrycksplanscher utvikbara tabeller, träsnittsillustrationer mm, registerhäftet 1904-07 löst bifogat, övriga register medbundna. Uniformt bunden svit i rött halvklot med förgyllda ryggtitlar, marmorerade snitt (bundna hos C G Dahlins Bokbinderi, Karlstad); Biblioteksstämplar, 1.häftet med fuktfläckar titelbladet och ca 5 första bladen, sista bandet (omf 1914-16) med fuktskada kring nedre marginalen, i övrigt en välbevarad svit om 17 volymer.. Sviten komplett från första årgången t o m 1916, mer har utgivits därefter. Har tillhört SURAHAMMARS BRUKS AB BIBLIOTEKET

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        Album pintoresco du Cuba.

      Quer-4°. Kolorierter Originalumschlag, 26 handkolorierte Lithographien, 1 mehrfach gefaltete kolorierte Karte von Kuba und 1 gefalteter kolorierter Plan von Havanna. Neuer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung auf fünf Bünden. In Halbleinwandschuber Palau 167989. - Sabin 17748. - Cueto: Miahlhe's Colonial Cuba S. 73 - 120. - Das berühmteste Ansichtenwerk Cubas Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Von Cueto als 'Album I' bezeichnet der als Drucker eine Hamburger Druckerei C. Adler vermutet. Von der vorliegenden Ausgabe lässt sich aber kein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisen. Der ursprünglich aus Bordeaux stammende Mialhe war Schüler von François Edouard Picot (s. Bénézit 7,382). Er wanderte nach Cuba aus, wo er als Lehrer an der Kunstakademie wirkte. Daneben veröffentlichte er 3 Ansichtenwerke mit Veduten und Szenen aus dem Volksleben, die schnell populär wurden und etliche Nachahmer fanden. Hier eine von 2 Nachdruckausgaben nach der 1848 bei Marquier in La Havanna erschienenen Originalausgabe, die 28 Tafeln umfasste. Die Ansichten in der Originalausgabe waren nicht koloriert. Neben der vorliegenden erschien eine weitere Ausgabe zur gleichen Zeit in Berlin bei Storch und Kramer in Chromolithographie. Unser Exemplar mit dem Verlegernamen B. May y Ca. auf dem miteingebundenen Originalumschlag. Einige Tafeln mit dem Monogramm E.Y. oder der Signatur C. Beer. Der ursprünglich 1849 von W.S. Barnard gezeichnete Stadtplan von Havanna hier mit dem Datum von 1853. Nur in der vorliegenden Ausgabe sind die Tafeln von Hand koloriert. Die Tafeln sind gegenüber der chromolithographierten Ausgabe im fein aquarelliertem Kolorit. 18 von 26 Tafeln sind mit Titeln in Spanisch, Englisch und Deutsch versehen, 8 nur in Spanisch. Gegenüber der Ausgabe mit 27 Tafeln fehlen die Tafeln 25-27: Corrida de toro - Vista de una casa de caldera - Vista de una vega de tabaco. Zusätzlich sind in der vorliegenden Ausgabe vorhanden: Vista del Fondo de la Bahia de La Habana - Sagua la Grande. Der gefaltete kolorierte Plan von La Habana (Plangrösse 33x26 cm) ist umgeben von 14 kolorierten Ansichten der Stadt, (Blattgrösse 46x59). Die kolorierte Karte (34x25 cm) mit einer farbigen Kartusche und 16 kleinen Ansichten. Der hier eingebundene Originalumschlag wird von Emilio Cueto in seinem Werkverzeichnis der Lithografien Mialhés nicht erwähnt. - Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Die Karte und der Plan mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss und im Falz verstärkt. - The most famous book of views of Cuba of the middle of the 19th century. Originary of Bordeaux, Mialhe was a scholar of François Edouard Picot (s. Bénézit 7,382). He expatriated himself to Cuba and worked there as a teacher in the Cuban Liceo Literario y Artístico. He also published three lithographically- illustrated works with veduta and scenes of everyday life, which became quickly very popular and were therefore often copied. This work is one of two reprints of the original edition printed after 1848 by Marquier in Havana, and which contained 29 plates. The views of the original edition were not coloured. Next to this edition, another one was printed at the same time in Berlin by Storch und Kramer with chromolithographs. Our copy has the editors name B. May y Ca. on the bound original wrapper. Some plates carry the monogram E.Y. or a signature C. Bur. The city map of Havana originally drawn by W.S. Barnard in 1849 is dated here from 1853. This is the only copy with hand-coloured plates. The plates have a fine aquarell colouring in comparison to the chromolithographs. 18 of 26 plates have titles in Spanish, English and German, 8 only in Spanish. In comparison with the edition with 27 plates, plates 25-27 are missing: Corrida de toro - Vista de una casa de caldera - Vista de una vega de tabaco. Additional plates are: Vista del Fondo de la Bahia de La Habana - Sagua la Grande. The folded plan of La Habana (dimension 33x26 cm) is encircled with 14 coloured views of the city, (dimension of the leaf 46x59). The coloured map (34x25 cm) with a coloured cartouche and 16 small views. Isolated lightly foxed. The map and the plan with anciently repaired tear and reinforced folds [8 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Leffler, 1852-53. 8:o.

      (2),221,(3) + (4),212 s. Två häftade och oskurna volymer i tryckta omslag. Del I i grönt obetydligt solkigt omslag, del II i ljusblått. Bägge volymerna ngt snedlästa. Del I ouppskuren på sina håll. En reva i övre marginalen på s. 217 i del I och en pappersdefekt i yttermarginalen på s. 143 i del II. Från biblioteket på Herrborum.. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 98. En andra upplaga av del I trycktes i Helsingfors 1853 och en tredje i Uppsala samma år. Med ett företal av P. D. A. Atterbom. Innehåller bl.a. dikterna "Alkoranens bud", "Zigenarflickan", den av fotografin inspirerade "Hjertats daguerreotyp", "Bakningsvisa" ("Baka, baka/ liten kaka") och skaldestycket "Ragnar Lodbrok" med vilket Knös vann Svenska akademiens stora pris 1851. På s. 201-12 i del II avtrycks översättningar av de samtida amerikanska poeterna William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) och Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82). Thekla Knös (1815-80) växte upp i Uppsala där hennes mor Alida höll litterär salong. Såväl Alida som Thekla tillhörde de mer kända personerna i stadens sällskapsliv och författare som Geijer, Atterbom m.fl. hörde till umgängeskretsen. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" menar att skaldestycket "Ragnar Lodbrok" saknar "all originalitet" men tillägger "I de smärre dikter som utgavs 52-53 med företal av Atterbom, kommer K:s talang bättre till sin rätt. Några är barnvisor, som blev mycket omtyckta, andra hämtar motiv från naturen o vardagslivets förhållanden. Det är 'täcka' poem i efterromantikens idealistiska o idylliska stil". Atterbom skriver i sitt förord att Geijer några få veckor före sin död hade givit honom i uppdrag att dels färdigställa en minnesstod över Thorild, dels möjliggöra utgivningen av Thekla Knös dikter: "Loford öfver deras författarinna, uttalade med hela värman af en faderlig vän, voro de sista utlåtelser jag från hans läppar hörde."

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury and Evans, 1853. xvi., 624 pp. Good solid copy in pleasingly contemporary morocco binding, with extra gilt stamping in the compartments of the spine. Bound from the parts, with the stab marks. 39 plates; foxing to the plates as usual. Some have the impression of being brooding black and white chromolithographs, there is a great dramatic blackness to their inking, but mostly they are more typical steel engravings. Endpapers are marbled.

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        Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour,

      First Edition, (i-ix),x,(xi-xii),(1), 408pp. Illustrated with 13 coloured etched plates by John Leech and 80 text wood engravings, royal octavo, FINE RED MOROCCO BY ROGER DE COVERLEY, spine gilt extra in compartments, all edges gilt, wide inner dentelles gilt, boards triple gilt ruled, a very good copy, London, Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1853. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. First Issue with dedication leaf to to Lord Elcho. Gee p. 126. Higginson p. 432. NCBEL III 967. Podeschi 187. Slater pp. 110-11. Tooley 476. * Robert Smith Surtees (1805 -1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work… As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. The novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Perhaps Surtees most resembles the Dickens of Pickwick Papers, which was originally intended as mere supporting matter for a series of sporting illustrations to rival Jorrocks. - Wikipedia

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        EXODUS: Or The Second Book of Moses. Translated into the Cherokee Language

      Park Hill:: Mission Press, Edwin Archer, Printer,. 1853.. 16 cm x 9 cm. 1st edition thus (Darlow & Moule, 2441; Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints p. 7; Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 49; Pilling PROOF SHEETS, 4207). 152 pp. T.p. in English & Cherokee; text in Cherokee.. Seven loose gatherings comprising the whole, untrimmed & predominately unopened.. VG+ (slightly darkened at edges, with stain to lower corner of 1st. gathering/3rd gathering is browned & soiled)..

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        Garfield’s signed copy of “Heroines of History” read by him while a student at Hiram Eclectic Institute

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of their books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Signed Book “Heroines of History” by John S. Jenkins. 520 pages, 5” x 7.75”. Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co., 1852. Signed in pencil “J.A. Garfield / Hiram. Aug 11 / 1853” on the front free-endpaper, most probably an early variant signature of the 21-year-old future President. Bound in brown cloth, gilt-embossed pictorial title on front cover, blind-embossed with same design on back cover. Rubbed at edges of covers and spine; soiling on covers. Professionally restored at hinges and joints. Light brown spine with ornate gilt design and gilt lettering “heroines / of / history / Alden. Beardsley & Co. / Auburn.” Garfield’s 2.25” x 1.5” bookplate “Inter Folia Fructus. / Library of / James A. Garfield. / No.” affixed inside front cover; “Case 10. Shelf B.” penned in unknown hand on bookplate. Waterstained on some pages. Foxing and soiling throughout the book. Very good condition. Biographies of Cleopatra (engraving on frontispiece), Isabella of Castile, Joan of Arc, Maria Theresa, Josephine, Elizabeth of England, Mary of Scotland, Catherine of Russia, Marie Antoinette, and Madame Roland. Engravings of each except Isabella, Maria Theresa, Catherine, and Roland. On January 9, 1872, Congressman James A. Garfield wrote to Elizabeth Cady Stanton declining her invitation to address the Suffrage Convention in Washington. In part, “While I heartily sympathize with all efforts that will elevate women and better their condition, I do not believe that suffrage will accomplish that result.” In 1851, after finishing his studies in at Geauga Seminary in Chester, Ohio, James A. Garfield entered the principal educational institution of the Campbellites, Hiram Eclectic Institute (later Western Reserve Eclectic, then Hiram College). He made his expenses by teaching in the English departments, and also gave instruction in the Latin and Greek. After three years, in the autumn of 1854, James A. Garfield entered the junior class at Williams College in Massachusetts.

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        Set of India Proofs to the first three titles of THE FAIRY LIBRARY: Hop o' My Thumb; Jack & The Beanstalk; and Cinderella and the Glass Slipper

      London: David Bogue 1853; 1854; and 1855; and 1845 [London: David Bogue, [1853; 1854; and 1855; and 1845]. FAIRY LIBRARY Proofs measure 6-1/2 to 7 inches x 4-1/2 to 5 inches; CUPID 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 18 etched plates from THE FAIRY LIBRARY by George Cruishank, on mounted India Paper; plus one other proof ("The Triumph of Cupid A Reverie") from TABLE TALK; in all, 19 etched proof plates. Mounted to larger sheets and bound together in a folio album of three quarter in contemporary red morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt "FAIRY TALES | G. Ck| PROOFS". One plate loose in binding, but all plates are clean and bright. Cohn 196, 197, 198 (FAIRY LIBRARY); and 191 (TABLE-TALK) . Superb set of proofs for three books from Cruikshank's perennially popular Fairy Library; with the addition -- indeed, the first plate in the album, of a Cruikshank masterpiece from Table Talk, featuring Cruikshank himself as the central, meditative figure smoking his meerschaum, amidst a phantasmagoria of Cupid's victims emerging from the pipesmoke. Rare

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        Villette

      1853. first edition. First American Edition in Wrappers [BRONTË, Charlotte]. Villette. By Currer Bell, Author of “Jane Eyre,” “Shirley,” &c. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853.First American edition (in wrappers). Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 9/16 inches; 226 x 142 mm.). 184 pp. plus [4], 4 pp. of advertisements. Text in double columns. Harper’s Library of Select Novels, No. 182.Original brownish orange printed wrappers ( rear wrapper in facsimile). Front wrapper has a few short tears. A little bit of foxing. Otherwise an excellent copy. Although published simultaneously with the first American edition in cloth the paper wrappers edition is much rarer.“The novel, like its predecessor The Professor (then unpublished), is based on the author’s experiences in Brussels, here renamed Villette, and also has as its centre a pupil-teacher relationship…The novel combines a masterly portrayal of Belgian daily life with a highly personal use of the elements of Gothic fiction; Charlotte Brontë uses hints of the supernatural…to heighten the impression of her heroine’s nervous isolation and heroic fortitude; but all the apparitions are found to have realistic explanations” (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).“Villette was published on March 4, 1853. 50 cents. It was published simultaneously in cloth [at $1. Twelvemo, with collation: [2, blank], [2, advertisements], iv, 502, [2, advertisements] pp. plus [16] pp. advertisements for books published by Harper & Brothers] and copies in either binding constitute the first American edition” (Smith).Smith, Brontë, pp. 146-152.

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        Journal of a trip to Darien.

      Printed for private circulation, London, 1853. [1] + 254pp. 1st ed., inscribed by author on title page., very fine in fine original green cloth, rebacked. Contains early references to possible canal development.

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        (Aquarell-Lithographier och Tontryck). Samling af 30 litograferede farveplancher. Indeholdende Gripsholm - Uppsala og Sigtuna - Stockholm.

      (Paris, Lemercier, 1853-66). Folio. (49x40 cm.). Indbundet i et velbevaret samtidigt hldrbd., bred ryg of store hjørner. Ophøjede bind på ryggen. Rygforgyldning. Den forgyldte rygtitel: "C.J. Billmark. Aquarell-Lithographier". Der foreligger ikke noget titeblad. Indeholder 30 smukke farvelitografier af Billmark, (Imp. Lemercier, Paris). Nogle spredte brunpletter i marginer, 2 af plancerne fra Upsala med lidt flere brunpletter, men også marginale. Stockholm-plancherne i fin stand.. Samlingen indeholder GRIPSHOLM (exteriører og interiører) 12 farvelitograferede plancher - UPSALA OCH SIGTUNA, 12 farvelitograferede plancher (1. Uppsala (prospekt). 2. Chorsidan af Domkyrkan, Uppsala. 3. Domkyrkans södera sidoport. Uppsala. 4. Domkyrkans nörra sidoport, Upsala. 5. Domkyrkan från norra sidan, Uppsala. 6. Domkyrkans stora skepp, Upsala. 7. Konung Gustaf I:s grafvård, Upsala. 8. Domkyrkans tvärskepp, Upsala. 9. Gamla Upsala högar (prospekt). 10. Sigtuna (prospekt). 11. Sankt Lars, Sigtuna. 12. Sankt Olof, Sigtuna. 12.) - STOCKHOLM, 6 farvelitograferede plancher. (1.Yttre Borggården, Stockholm. 2. Norrbro, Stockholm (prospekt). 3. Mynttorget, Stockholm (prospekt). 4. Skeppsbron, Stockholm (prospekt). 5. Storkyrkobrinken, Gusraf Wasas Staty, Stockholm (prospekt). 6. Carl Johans Torg, Stockholm (prospekt)

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.

      5 volumes. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1853-61. 8vo. Beautiful contemporary full light brown morocco with richly gilt spines, inside gilt borders and marbled edges and endpapers. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown in each volume. Front hinge weak on all 5 volumes: otherwise a fine set.. Volumes 1-2 in 9th edtion. Volumes 3-5 are first editions, the last volume was edited by Macaulay's sister, Lady Trevelyan

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten von Ludwig Lange und in Stahl gestochen von Johann Poppel. Im Vereine mit Deutschlands bekanntesten Stahlstechern. Von einem historisch-topographischen Text begleitet. [Von Mainz bis Köln].

      Druck und Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, Darmstadt 1853 (1852 is stated on the engraved titlepage). Large 8vo. 346 pages + 4 pages with list of engravings. 102 steel engravings (complete according to the list). Bound in a contemporary half leather binding of calf with gilt decoration on the spine. Spine slightly stained and with a bit of edgewear. Inside with slight foxing.. One part (of four) of the great work on the German river the Rhein and the beautiful cities and settings along. Filled with lively and enlightning engravings

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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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        Almindeligt forfatter-lexicon for kongeriget Danmark med tilhørende bilande, fra 1814 til 1840, eller fortegnelse over de sammesteds fødte forfattare og forfatterinder, som levede ved begyndelsen af aaret 1814, eller siden ere fødte, med anførelse af deres vigtigste levnets-omstændigheder og af deres trykte arbejder; samt over de i hertugdømmerne og i udlandet fødte forfattare, som i bemeldte tidsrum have opholdt sig i Danmark og der udgivet skrifter.

      I-III. + Supplement [...] indtil udgangen af aaret 1853. I-III. Köpenhamn, B. Lunos bogtrykkeri, 1843-68. 8:o. (2),820,(3,1 blank,1) + (2),746,(2) + (2),702,(2) + (4),1000 + (4),904 + (4),774,(2 blanka) s. De inledande tre delarna bundna i tre snarlika, samtida ngt nötta hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. Supplementen bundna i tre liknande samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. Del I med marmorerade snitt, övriga delar med allmogeinspirerade målade snitt. Ryggarna ngt blekta och med några små skavanker, del I och III med liten skada överst. Inlagorna till de inledande delarna delvis lätt lagerfläckiga. Bra svit med Gustaf Trolle-Bondes guldpräglade monogramstpl på ryggarna och Säfstaholmsbibliotekets exlibris samt Stockholms stads bokauktionskammares etikett. Ett litograferat porträtt saknas.. Bibliografiskt standardverk över den danska litteraturen under 1800-talets första hälft

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        The AMERICAN ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO

      Lippincott Grambo & Co. 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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        Bleak house. london, bradbury and evans, 11, bouverie street, 1853.

      Cm. 21, pp. (7) viii-xvi, 624 (2). Con antiporta e primo frontespizio illustrati e 38 tavole fuori testo con incisioni di H.K. Browne. Solida ed elegante legatura novecentesca in piena pelle verde, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolori. Piatti inquadrato da doppio filetto e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Entro custodia in cartonato rigido. Esemplare con margini delle tavole bruniti e verosimilmente privo dell'occhietto, peraltro ben conservato. Si tratterebbe della prima edizione e prima tiratura che si distingue per alcuni refusi tipografici: ""compu"" alla pagina 19 e ""chair"" in luogo di ""hair"" alla pagina 209.

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      Philadelphia:: Getz & Buck,. 1853.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (BFTP). Cf. Gimble A134; VanderPoel B240. Not in Edgar & Vail, nor noted by Wilkins. vi, 313, [1 (blank)] pp. Mispagination to prelims. Text double column.. Period black half-leather with marbled boards.. Overall VG (unobtrusive ding to spine in center of 4th. compartment/pos/usually foxing & browning to text paper). Plates. quite clean, & not usually found so.. A scarce early pirated edition of Dickens' famous work parodying the British legal system. . Frontis + 7 inserted plates.

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        The complete suite of Tyndall's 19 papers contributed to The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours,

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: 1.) On Molecular Influences. Part I. Transmission of Heat through Organic Structures, 1853, vol 143, pp. 217-231; 2.) On the Vibrations and Tones Produced by the Contact of Bodies Having Different Temperatures, 1854, vol 144, pp.1-10; 3.) The Bakerian Lecture: On the Nature of the Force by Which Bodies Are Repelled from the Poles of a Magnet; to Which is Prefixed, an Account of Some Experiments on Molecular Influences, 1855, vol 145, pp.1-51, (+3 engraved plates); 4.) Further Researches on the Polarity of the Diamagnetic Force, 1856, vol 146, pp. 237-259pp; 5.) [with Thomas H. Huxley] On the Structure and Motion of Glaciers, 1857, vol 147, pp.327-346; On Some Physical Properties of Ice,1858, vol 148, pp.211-229pp; 6.) On the Physical Phenomena of Glaciers. Part I. Observations on the Mer de Glace, 1859, vol 149, pp. 261-278, (+ 2 plates); 7.) On the Veined Structure of Glaciers; with Observations upon White Ice-Seams, Air-Bubbles and Dirt-Bands, and Remarks upon Glacier Theories, 1859, vol 149, pp.279-307; 8.) The Bakerian Lecture: On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours, and on the Physical Connexion of Radiation, Absorption, and Conduction, 1861, vol 151, pp.1-36 (+ 1 plate) [the first empirical evidence and explanation of "the greenhouse effect"; one of the most important papers in the field of climate change science.] 9.) On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gaseous Matter. Second Memoir, 1862, vol 152, pp.59-98 (+ 1 plate); 10.) On the Relation of Radiant Heat to Aqueous Vapour, 1863, vol 153, pp.1-12; 11.) On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gaseous and Liquid Matter. Fourth Memoir, 1864, vol 154, pp.201-225; 12.) The Bakerian Lecture: Contributions to Molecular Physics. Being the Fifth Memoir of Researches on Radiant Heat, 1864, vol 154, pp.327-368; 13.) On Calorescence, 1866, vol 156, pp.1-24 (+ 1 plate); 14.) Sixth Memoir on Radiation and Absorption. Influence of Colour and Mechanical Condition on Radiant Heat, 1866, vol 156, pp. 83-96; 15.) On the Action of Rays of High Refrangibility upon Gaseous Matter, 1870, vol 160, pp.333-365; 16.) On the Atmosphere as a Vehicle of Sound, 1874, vol164, pp.83-244; 17.) The Optical Deportment of the Atmosphere in Relation to the Phenomena of Putrefaction and Infection, 1876, vol 166, pp. 27-74 (Garrison & Morton 1932 - "Tyndall observed the selective bacteria-inhibiting effect of Penicillum.."); 18.) Further Researches on the Deportment and Vital Persistence of Putrefactive and Infective Organisms from a Physical Point of View, 1877, vol 167, pp.149-206; 19.) Action of Free Molecules on Radiant Heat, and Its Conversion Thereby into Sound, 1882, vol 173, pp.291-354. With the general title to the first part above, quarto, half calf gilt in period style, very good copies, London, Royal Society, 1853 - 1882. Includes many major papers including those on radiant heat, the atmosphere, absorption spectroscopy of gases &c. John Tyndall FRS (1820 - 1893) prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he studied thermal radiation, and produced a number of discoveries about processes in the atmosphere. From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where he became the successor to positions held by Michael Faraday. "The Tyndall Centre is named after John Tyndall, the physicist who was one of the first scientists to recognise the earth's natural greenhouse effect and to identify the relative radiative forcing values of the different greenhouse gases. In the 1860's, Tyndall began to suggest that slight changes in the atmospheric composition could bring about climatic variations. He was exploring radiation passing through the atmosphere and noted that, "The waves of heat speed from our earth through our atmosphere towards space. These waves dash in their passage against the atoms of oxygen and nitrogen, and against molecules of aqueous vapour. Thinly scattered as these latter are, we might naturally think of them meanly as barriers to the waves of heat." Tyndall's main interest was with water vapour and its impact on radiation, but he also dealt with the radiative forcing of other greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide." (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change note)Most importantly he identified that there was a greenhouse effect, whether natural or anthropogenic. For water vapour he noted that: "…this aqueous vapour is a blanket more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man. Remove for a single summer night the aqueous vapour from the air that overspreads this country, and you would assuredly destroy every plant capable of being destroyed by a freezing temperature. The warmth of our fields and gardens would pour itself unrequited into space, and the sun would rise upon an island held fast in the iron grip of frost … its presence would check the earth's loss; its absence without sensibly altering the transparency of the air, would open wide a door for the escape of the earth's heat into infinitude."

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        The Works of

      Boston: Little Brown and Company 1853 Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1853. Seventh edition. 6 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece. Portraits. Bound in late Ninettenth century black morocco, gilt spines, elaborate gilt covers t.e.g. Very good . Tipped into Volume 1: ALS ( signed, "Daniel Webster") to Mr. Corcoran, Saturday, Eve, 26 Nov. n.d. inviting him "...pass an hour ot two with a few friends..."

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        Tales and Fairy Stories. Translated by Madame de Chatelain. Illustrated by Henry Warren.

      London, George Routledge and Co., 1853. Uncut in the orig. full red clothbinding w. richly gilt decorated back and gilt and blindstamped front board. Hinges worn and crisp, spine internally worn. Old repairs to capitals and hinges. Inner hinges weak. Illustrated w. 8 plates.. The rare first edition of Chatelain's fairy tale-translation, the 6th English Andersen fairy tale-translation to appear, and the one considered the very best of the English translations that appeared within Andersen's life-time (the first four appeared in 1846 and the fifth in 1847).As opposed to the other early fairy tale-translations, Chatelain's is very accurate and reliable. Interestingly enough, many of the fairy tales have received new titles in her translation. The translation comprises 45 fairy tales."De vigtigste engelske oversættere af H.C. Andersens eventyr i perioden 1846 - 1875 er følgende elleve: Mary Howitt, Charles Boner, Caroline Peachey, Meta Taylor, Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer, Madame de Chatelain, Anne S. Bushby, Alfred Wehnert, H.W. Dulcken, Mrs. H.B. Paull og Augusta Plesner (sidstnævnte i samarbejde med forskellige andre)." (Bredsdorff, Andersen og England, p. 489). (i.e.: "The most important translators of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales between 1846 - 1875 are the following eleven: Mary Howitt, Charles Boner, Caroline Peachey, Meta Taylor, Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer, Madame de Chatelain, Anne S. Bushby, Alfred Wehnert, H.W. Dulcken, Mrs. H.B. Paull and Augusta Plesner (the last in coorporation with different other people)." [own translation] ).The fairy tales were originally written in Danish, and were printed thus between 1835 and 1844

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        Lexicon Universi Corporis Juris in Quo Repertorium Sententiarum

      1853. Napolitani, Vincentio [1814-1886]. Lexicon Universi Corporis Juris in Quo Repertorium Sententiarum et Regularum, Relatio Legum, Verborum Significatio, Index Titulorum Omnium, Nec non Legum in Universo Corpore Juris Comprehensarum Continentur. Naples: Ex Tipographia Androsio, 1853-56. Four volumes in three books. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over patterned boards, gilt titles and ornaments to spines, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, stains to front board of Volume II. Toning, occasional foxing, faint dampstaining in places, internally clean. * Only edition. With indexes. Devoted to Roman and canon law, this work appears to have been produced as an aid for practicing attorneys. It contains word definitions, phrases and maxims. Its brief entries refer the reader to passages in the Corpus Juris Civilis and Corpus Juris Canonici. OCLC locates 3 copies worldwide, 2 in North America (at the law libraries of Harvard and UC-Berkeley). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Norway and its glaciers visited in 1851 ; followed by journals of excursions in the high alps of Dauphiné, Berne, and Savoy.

      Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1853. Leks8vo. Originalt shirtingbind med blindpreg på deklene. Rebacked med bruk av den gamle ryggstripen. xxiv, 349 s. Med 10 chromolitografier og 1 tresnitt. 2 kart. Illustrert i teksten. Large 8vo. Publishers blindtooled cloth. Rebacked with use of the original spine. xxiv, 349 pp. With 10 chromo lithographs and 1 woodcut, 2 maps, illustrations in text.. Schiötz 333 a. Eksemplar med smusstittelblad. Et relativt rent og fint eksemplar

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        The Poetical Works of... Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Speciments with Memoirs of the Less-Known British Poets. With [Lives], Critical Dissertation[s] and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan

      Edinburgh: James Nichol 1853-61. . Forty-eight volumes, 8vo. Marbled endpapers. Uniformly bound by W. Worsfold in later half morocco, t.e.g., gilt spines, some slight sunning, a few minor abrasions, a very good set. A complete set of the Library edition of the British Poets, including Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry and Less-Known British Poets in three volumes each. A number of poets are collected in multiple volumes - Spenser in five, Chaucer and Scott in three, Bowles, Burns, Butler, Cowper, Dryden, Milton and Pope all in two as well as nine volumes collecting more than one poet.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853 and 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M C Perry

      3 volumes: xvii+[1]+537 pages with 89 lithographs, 79 woodcuts and errata; [6]+414+[4]+14-1+xi pages with 43 plates (18 hand-colored; 4 tinted), 17 folding engraved charts and 2 maps (Volume II has separate dated title page, pagination, and register. Consists of reports made by officers under the command of Commodore Perry. Each report begins with a divisional title page); xliii+[1]+705+[1] pages with star charts, Volume III, "United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, ... by Rev. George Jones, A.M., chaplain United States Navy". Quarto (11 3/4" x 9 3/4") bound in the original blind stamped cloth. First edition of the Senate Issue.Two editions of the so-called Official Narrative were produced, one for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate of the United States. The House edition is bound in one volume with sepia tone illustrations. The Senate Edition is three volumes with color illustrationsIn advance of his voyage to the Far East, Commodore Perry read widely amongst available books about Tokugawa Japan. His research even included consultation with the increasingly well-known Japanologist Philipp Franz von Siebold, who had lived on the Dutch island of Dejima for eight years before retiring to Leiden in the Netherlands. In 1852, Perry embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan, in command of a squadron in search of a Japanese trade treaty. Aboard a black-hulled steam frigate, he ported Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga, and Susquehanna at Uraga Harbor near Edo (modern Tokyo) on July 8, 1853. His actions at this crucial juncture were informed by a careful study of Japan's previous contacts with Western ships and what could be known about the Japanese hierarchical culture. He was met by representatives of the Tokugawa Shogunate who told him to proceed to Nagasaki, where there was limited trade with the Netherlands and which was the only Japanese port open to foreigners at that time. Perry refused to leave and demanded permission to present a letter from President Millard Fillmore, threatening force if he was denied. Perry ordered his ships to attack several buildings around the harbor to demonstrate US naval power. The Commodore was fully prepared for more hostilities if his negotiations with the Japanese failed, and threatened to use unrestrained fire if the Japanese refused to negotiate. He sent two white flags to them, telling them to hoist the flags when they wished a bombardment from his fleet to cease and to surrender. Perry's ships were equipped with new Paixhans shell guns, capable of wreaking great destruction with every shell. The Japanese military forces could not resist Perry's modern weaponry; the term "Black Ships", in Japan, would later come to symbolize a threat imposed by Western technology. Perry returned in February 1854 with twice as many ships, finding that the delegates had prepared a treaty embodying virtually all the demands in Fillmore's letter. Perry signed the Convention of Kanagawa on March 31, 1854 and departed, mistakenly believing the agreement had been made with imperial representatives. The agreement was made with the Shogun, the de facto ruler of Japan. On his way to Japan, Perry anchored off Keelung in Formosa (modern day Taiwan), for ten days. Perry and crew members landed on Formosa and investigated the potential of mining the coal deposits in that area. He emphasized in his reports that Formosa provided a convenient mid-way trade location. Formosa was also very defensible. It could serve as a base for exploration as Cuba had done for the Spanish in the Americas. Occupying Formosa could help the US to counter European monopolization of the major trade routes. President Franklin Pierce declined the suggestion, remarking such a remote possession would be an unnecessary drain of resources and that he would be unlikely to receive the consent of Congress. When Perry returned to the United States in 1855, Congress voted to grant him a reward of $20,000 in appreciation of his work in Japan. Perry used part of this money to prepare and publish a report on the expedition in three volumes, titled Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan. He was also advanced to the grade of rear-admiral on the retired list (when his health began to fail) as a reward for his services in the Far East.Condition:End pages renewed, volume III re-spined, rubbing to edges and spines, volume III front end papers stained else a very handsome set. Lacks the nude bathing scene which was excised by the Senate.

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        Kiel und Umgegend. Stahlstich von Krausse und Eltzner nach Mertens bei Cetti-Rompano. Kiel, um 1853. 28 x 36 cm.

      Klose/Martius 172.- Mittelbild von Kiel von Süden gesehen mit 14 Randansichten wie dem Schlossgarten, Tivoli, Bahnhof, Rastorfer Papiermühle, Marktplatz u.a.- Mit Japan hinterlegter kleiner Einriß am Fußsteg (durch den Titel).

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        Rollo's Tour in Europe: Complete Set of Ten Books: Atlantic (1853), Paris (1854), Switzerland (1854), London (1855), Rhine (1855), Scotland (1856), Holland (1857), Geneva (1857), Rome (1858) and Naples (1858)

      Boston: W.J. Reynolds & Co. and Brown, Taggard, & Chase (Reynold's successor), 1853. Complete matching set of first and early editions of this classic children's series; a key set in any collection of series books. First six volumes in the series were published by Reynolds, and the last by Brown, Taggard and Chase (Reynold's successor). Tight bindings with sound hinges. Clean pages with occassional light spotting/foxing. Frontispieces with protective tissues are present in each volume. 1854 gift inscription on the front free endpaper of first volume in the series and owner's name on front free endpapers of five other books. Slight spine slants. Some sunning to spines. . _. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum - Inscribed By Author

      London: John Murray, 1853. First Edition, half-title with ink inscription "Lady Davy from the Author", folding frontispiece foxed, 13 plates and plans, 2 large folding maps at end, over 200 woodcut illustrations in the text, some foxing in places, xxiii, [1], 686 pp., contemporary half morocco, upper hinge slightly rubbed, top edges gilt, others uncut, bound by Birdsall and Son, Northampton, with the armorial bookplate of John Manners Kerr, 1860, a very good example of this rare work. Blackmer, 969; Abbey, Travel, 364; Atabey, 687.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.

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        DR. GRANT AND THE MOUNTAIN NESTORIANS

      1853. Good. LAURIE, Thomas. DR. GRANT AND THE MOUNTAIN NESTORIANS. With portrait, map of the country, illustrations, etc. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1853. Illustrated: frontispiece of Dr. Grant copied from a daguerreotype, fold- out map, 8 full-page wood engravings, nd three text illustrations. xii,[13]-418 pp., + [6] pp. pub. adv. 8vo., brown cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine. Ex-library; bookplate to front pastedown, a small blind- stamped seal on t.p. and on p. 21, and no other marks. Contemporary ink ownership (I.W. Putnam, 1854) on front pastedown. Cloth is sunned at spine and along top-edges of boards, with some superficial rubbing to sides, heel and crown, and some light damp-spotting to upper board. There is a one-inch closed tear to the cloth near the bottom-edge of the lower joint. Light foxing to frontispiece, with offsetting to fly-leaf and title page. A few creased text leaves, but generally clean and crisp within. A very good copy of a rare title. Asahel Grant (American, 1807- 1844), physician, was a Presbyterian missionary to the Nestorians, survivors of an ancient Christian sect who inhabited the district of Oroomiah in (what was then) western Persia and the Kurdistan mountains. Grant believed them to be the remnant of the lost tribes of Israel and set forth his reasons in his own book, The Nestorians, published in 1841. He established, with much difficulty, a mission at Ashitha for the mountain Nestorians. However, it was brought to an end in 1843 when the Turks in conjunction with the Kurds attacked the Nestorians and thousands of them were slain. Grant escaped to Mosul, where he ministered to the refugees until, in the spring of 1844, he took sick and died. (D.A.B.)

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        Signed ALS manuscript letter sent from Sir Rutherford Alcock - at the time residing in China as a British diplomat - in response to a condolence letter he had received from his friend in Java, regarding the death of his dear wife, Henrietta Mary Bacon

      China, 1853. ....Together with an Original Photograph. Sir Rutherford Alcock was a British Consul and Diplomat in China and Japan, and President of the Royal Geographical Society in 1877. Rare Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), dated 1853, 4 pages, double sheet, double-sided, first page with mourning border, measuring approximately 8.5 inches x 7 inches (22cm x 18cm). Indication of folding, otherwise in Very Good and Original Condition. Accompanied by an Original Woodbury-Type Photograph. A single leaf. In Very Good Condition. Sheet measures approximately 11 inches x 8 inches (28cm x 21cm ). Contained in a blue archival folder, very good condition and excellent content. In this comprehensive letter, Sir Alcock expresses his gratitude to his dear friend in Java for the condolence letter he had received a few days earlier, and with much detail describes his grief, his intense depression and his loneliness. He also mentions private letters he had previously sent to Lord Aberdeen and Lord Clarendon requesting to end his nine years service in China. Several alternatives and opportunities for the diplomatic service are presented here, including posts in Hamburg, Alexandria, Constantinople, as well as a position to a new African consulate. Alcock, however, remained in East Asia and eventually rose to become the British Ambassador in Peking. His two-volume Japan-Description "The capital of the Tycoon" (1863) remains as one of the most authoritive work on Japan which at the time was still mostly closed to foreigners. "... the aching ... sense of desolation around & about me. Nor through the coming vista do I see any glimpse of lightness left to cheer me on! S ometimes I feel as if my strength ... would not sustain me through a prolonged residence here - and in this fear I wrote privately to ... Lord Aberdeen & Lord Clarendon to entreat that in consideration of my nine years exile without respite - & my bereavement, that this would enable me to return ..." . Signed.

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        TANGLEWOOD TALES, FOR GIRLS AND BOYS; A SECOND WONDER-BOOK

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853.. 336pp. plus vignette title and six inserted plates. 8pp. inserted catalogue dated "July, 1853." Blue cloth, spine elaborately decorated in gilt, covers elaborately decorated in blind. Cloth very slightly hand soiled, inserted catalogue a bit tanned, some occasional minor spotting and foxing to some margins, otherwise a very good copy, the binding in unusually nice state. Half morocco slipcase and chemise (incorrectly denoting it the blue "gift" binding). First U.S. edition, first printing, with Boston Stereotype Foundry imprint (only) on verso of title. The first printing consisted of 3000 copies, and was preceded by perhaps a few days by the London edition. BAL 7614. CLARK A22.2.a.

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic.], Missouri, and Nebraska ... Accompanied with a large and minute Map

      New York: published by J.H. Colton, 1853. 89pp. plus 24pp. catalogue of maps, etc., published by Colton. Large folding map: Smith, J. Calvin: "Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa, Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads." New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Full period colour, 21 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. Gilt- stamped pictorial green cloth covers. Colton's Western Tourist, complete with the folding map. This is Howes third edition, third printing. The title page for this printing has been revised to account for the newly established Territory of Nebraska, which is still absent from the map. Nevertheless, the map has been updated throughout to account for the rapid development along the Midwestern frontier. The 1853 printing has a larger floral border than the 1844 printing, which was probably added in 1850. Howes S615; Ristow, p.316; Rumsey 2962

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION, SIGNED

      [Np]. 1853.. Half page, on folded quarto letter sheet, in ink. Folded for mailing, signs of previous mounting in corners of rear panel, otherwise very good. Half morocco clamshell box. A characteristic selection of four lines from "A Psalm of Life," concluding "And, departing, leave behind us [/] Footprints on the sands of Time." Signed "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1853.

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        Tableaux de Fleurs et de Fruits. Lithographiés aux deux Crayons par Napoleon Franco...D'après Theude Grönland

      Paris & London: Goupil & Vibert, and E. Gambert, Junin & Co., [circa 1853]. Tinted lithograph, coloured by hand, by Franco, Goupil blindstamp beneath title. 13 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches. 20 1/4 x 25 7/8 inches. A very finely worked still-life of flowers and fruit after the artist Gronland. A natural history lithograph of the highest quality, with great care paid to the hand-colouring of each individual fruit: the ripe peaches and grapes rest on a bed of vine leaves with a sprinkling of auriculas and azalea flowers, and one bemused black beetle: a tour-de-force from the great French publishing house of Goupil.

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        The Three Musketeers. Translated By William Robson

      London; George Routledge and Co. 1853., 1853. FIRST ROBSON TRANSLATION; an important edition. Small octavo, pp.423. Bound in original green blind-stamped cloth, with gilt decoration to spine. Trivial wear and handling, a little mottling to covers. Near fine. Housed in a recent cloth slipcase. This is the second complete translation of The Three Musketeers, following the 1846 translation by William Barrow; the first several attempts being incomplete, and/or unauthorised. Significantly, and it is the first translation by Robson, which proved to be the preferred text for the majority of nineteenth century translated editions. The dramatic, stirring, and romantic story of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and their famous code of 'one for all and all for one,' remains an unsurpassed tale of adventure and heroism. Listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004).

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        Die Zeit Constantin's des Grossen.

      Basel, 1853. 8vo. A little later green hcloth w. simple handwritten paper title label to spine. Some leaves brownspotted. VII, (1), 512 pp.. First edition of the first publication of any of Burckhardt's books, his fist major publication, the important and influential "The Age of ConstantinE the Great".Burckhardt's "The Age of Constantine the Great" was the first work to describe an "Age of Constantine". It was also the first work of a series of cultural histories that Burckhardt had planned. The series was supposed to begin with the age of Pericles and end with that of Raphael, and that of Constantine became the first to appear. The work founded the basic structure of his other later cultural histories, namely representing what he considered the three great powers: state, religion and culture. Burckhardt eminently describes transitional periods and periods of crises, and this work deals with the transition from late pagan Antiquity to early Christian Middle Ages.The age of Constantine is here considered as the necessary transition from Antiquity to the Christian era and as such it is also understood as the basis of the culture of the Middle Ages. In opposition to the historians of his time, Burckhardt portrayed the Emperor Constantine negatively, as a calculating politician only concerned with preserving his own power, whose turn toward Christianity was purely speculative and driven by politics. He is thus portrayed as wholly unreligious and as having the sole goal of dominion. The work and the portrayal of Constantine caused the greatest controversies within religious and historical circles. The work became hugely influential and many later historians were inspired by both the controversial portrayal of Constantine, which they applied to other historical figures as well, as well as of Burckhardt's theories of the transition between the two eras. The Swiss historian of art and culture, Jacob Chrisoph Burckhardt (1818-1897), contributed seminally to the historiography of these two fields. He is considered the discoverer of the Renaissance, and with his later main work, "Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien", he founded the study of thirteenth- to fifteenth-century Italy and thereby the historical study of the Renaissance, the society of which he dealt with all aspects of. In general, Burckhardt's works all constitute an original historical approach to the study of art, culture, social institutions etc. As a highly respected scholar of Greek civilization, Burckhardt, with his original historiographical approach, was highly admired by Nietzsche, who also attended his lectures. The two kept in contact and corresponded frequently. Like Nietzsche, Burckhardt was a great admirer of Schopenhauer, and he greatly opposed the Hegelian interpretations of history."Outstanding among his (Burckhardt's) writings are, besides the books on Italian art and civilization, "The Age of Constantine the Great", 1853, in which he reinterpreted Gibbon, and the two posthumously published books..." (PMM, p. 210)

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST TREES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NOVA SCOTIA

      Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, Publisher..., 1853.. Three volumes. 156 handcolored engravings. Half title in first volume. [with:] Nuttall, Thomas: THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA.... Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, Publisher..., 1853. Three volumes. 121 handcolored lithographs. Uniform contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt (with botanical design on front and rear covers), spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Front hinge of second volume of Michaux set cracked, extremities lightly rubbed. A few fox marks, mostly on text leaves, with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. Overall a very good set, in uniform contemporary bindings. An early issue of Michaux and Nuttall's classic work of American natural history. Originally published as separate works, these titles merged into a regularly produced combined work of six volumes beginning in 1851. The Nuttall appears to have the same collation as the first edition of 1842-49. The Michaux has virtually the same collation as the 1850/51 and 1852 issues which precede it. The beautiful color plates were printed in Paris, many after Redouté. The Nuttall contains 121 plates, as in the first issue of 1842/46/49. The Michaux contains 156 color plates, as called for on the titlepage, six more plates than in previous issues. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th-century America, François André Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. The beautifully executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent. Sabin says of the work, "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in a later combined edition issued by Rice and Hart of Philadelphia Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species overlooked by the Frenchman, and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work was first published in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The more up-to-date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. A handsome set, in the publisher's original binding, of a classic of American natural history. BENNETT, p.76 (ref). MEISEL III, pp.379-81, 437. SABIN 48695, 56351. OAK SPRING SYLVA 20 (ref). Graustein, THOMAS NUTTALL (Cambridge, 1967). TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5966, 6930. MacPHAIL, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX 6d, 24c. Savage, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX (Charlottesville, 1986).

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