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        The Australian and Californian Gold Discoveries

      Edinburgh,: Oliver & Boyd,, 1853.. Octavo, folding table; original mauve cloth, spine worn. First edition and one of the rarest of the early goldfields works, one of few linking the Californian discoveries to the Australian. The author looks at the historical effects of American gold finds on European prices and considers the commercial potential of the 1850s discoveries on agriculture, commerce and manufacturing.Rather than focusing on the social, historical, or geological dimensions of gold discoveries, this is essentially a book on economics, being "an inquiry into the laws which determine the value and distribution of the precious metals: with historical notices of the effects of the American mines on European prices in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries". In the course of his study of the effects on the world economy of the vastly accelerated production of gold from the new mines in California and Australia, Stirling has occasion to discuss such larger issues as the nature and function of money in general, international exchange rates, the social effects of inflation, steps that government might take to lessen economic disturbances caused by changes in the value of money, and so on.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Mittheilungen aus schwedischen Archiven und Bibliotheken.

      Bericht an se. Excellenz den Herrn Minister der Geistlichen, Unterrichts- und Medicinal-Angelegenheiten Herrn von Raumer. Mit 2 lithographirten Blättern. Berlin, Verlag der Deckerschen geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1853. Stor 4:o. VI,(2),63,(1) s. & 2 litograferade plr. Blåmarmorerat pappbd från slutet av 1800-talet med handskriven titeletikett. Ryggen defekt och med svaga falsar. Fin inlaga. Med Carl Trolle-Bondes exlibris och monogramstpl. Från Trolleholm.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2243. Planscherna med handskriftsprov av Copernicus, Melanchton m.fl. Behandlar Copernicus egenhändiga handskrifter och böcker, de då ännu otryckta delarna av von Chemnitz "Geschichte des K. schwed. in Teutschl. geführten Krieges", handlingar rörande Preussens, Brandenburgs och stiftet Ermlands historia i Riksarkivet, Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, Kungliga biblioteket, Skoklostersamlingen och Lunds universitetsbibliotek samt biblioteken i Linköping, Strängnäs och Västerås

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The American Toilet (Proof Editon?)

      n.p.: n.p. , 1853(?). Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. Nineteen leaves entirely drawn and colored by hand. Each plate but the title has a movable flap. The binding is exposed sewing along the left margin. Each plate contains a riddle in verse describing the plate and suggesting what will be found when the flap is lifted. While ostensibly a book on cosmetics it is in reality one on virtues. The lower corner of the cover is lacking, and the date has been altered from 1853(?) to 1822 and it is marked Third Edition. The first edition of The American Toilet was published in 1827; another in 1841, so an 1853 date for the third edition is entirely in line; 1822 is not. Aside from some light soil, the lack of the corner, and the lack of the final flap this copy is in very good condition with all of the rest of the flaps intact. These titles are rarely found with all or nearly all flaps present. While the author's name does not appear, it is reputedly by sisters Hannah and Mary Murray who were inspired by the London edition created, again reputedly, by Stacey Grimaldi, whose father, William, a London miniature painter, provided the charming illustrations. Adding further to the mystery is the fact that it is entirely hand-drawn, and does contain revisions from the previous editions. It is as likely a not, then, that this is a proof for a never=printed third edition. Housed i a custom clamshell case.

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        Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald During the Years 1845-51, Under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.; Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe, and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Reeve and Co. 1853, 1st . () xvi,302;vii,302pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 2 volumes Octavo in modern half calf and marbled boards with matching endpapers, 2 colour lithograph plates and folding colour map (opposite p.1 Volume I). A clean unopened copy in an attractive binding. A.B. 15680. Narrative of a voyage via Cape Horn to South and central America, the Pacific Islands, and the Bering Strait region, returning via Cape of Good Hope by the naturalist on the expedition..

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York. with Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada

      New York: Colton & Company, 1853. Full period color, 24 x 28¼ inches. Ornate decorative border. Folding into brown cloth covers, later paper label on front cover. Sales label for J.H. Colton & Co., 86 Cedar St., NY, on inside front cover. One of Colton's "Railroad & Township Maps" series of the various states. The map bears the copyright date of 1852, which must have been the date of original publication. Statistical table giving census figures for 1840 and 1850 in upper left corner. The map was frequently updated and corrected, with several subsequent editions. Rumsey (179) lists an 1855 edition.

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        Preliminary Sketch of the Entrances to Cape Fear River and New Inlet North Carolina

      US 1853 - Size : 430x350 (mm), 16.875x13.75 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation, lower left hand portion of margin extended.

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        A Short Narrative of the Second Voyage of the Prince Albert, in Search of Sir John Franklin

      London: W.H. Dalton 1853, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxv,202pp. Very good. Four tinted lithographic plates, folding map. Bound in an attractive modern half morocco and marbled boards binding. A very clean copy internally. A very nice copy of this rarity. Arctic Bibl. 8539. The PRINCE ALBERT, outfitted by Lady Franklin and under Kennedy's command, explored in Prince Regent Inlet and wintered at Somerset Island, 1851-52. Bellot Strait was discovered, and named for Lt. J. R. Bellot of the French Nacy, a member of the expedition. Very scarce and probably the rarest of primary Search for Franklin narratives. Rare Search for Franklin Narrative.

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        The Newcomes. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq

      London: Bradbury and Evans, October , 1853 - August, 1855. First edition in the original 23/24 monthly parts. 8vo. Engraved vignette title page in each volume and 46 engraved plates by Richard Doyle. Original yellow wrappers, with a profusion of inserted ads and slips in front and rear. A Fine set. In full crimson French Levant boxes, green silk doublures. With the Bookplates of famous book collector R.B. Adam. Van Duzer 147; Wolff 6696 (book form) . A certain amount of American ill-feeling was stirred up by the narrator's unfortunate reference to Washington as "heading the American rebels with a courage, it must be confessed, worthy of a better cause."

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        Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical [...] a new edition, carefully revised. With numerous engraving on wood and steel [...]

      London: William S. Orr and Co [...], 1853. Book. 8vo. pp. 458 + 26 steel engraved views, including title vignette and map, and with numerous wood engravings in the text. Green publisher’s morocco, gilt, extremities worn but a sound and internally clean example. a.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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      Boston: John P. Jewett and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Slavery; Negro American; Anthologies; LITERATURE, American; LITERATURE, Negro; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's original brown cloth stamped in blind on covers, spine letters gilt. Slightly faded. Some light foxing/spots. Anthology of antislavery short stories and poems, edited by Julia Griffiths. Each piece is followed by a lithographed facsimile reproduction of its author's signature- includes Horace Greeley, Annie Parker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass et al. 3 plates (incl frontis, facing p82 and p161). Includes "Be up and Doing" (pp1-3) by William Seward, and Frederick Douglass's only published work of fiction, "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. First Edition. Includes A collection of anti-slavery "testimonies" gathered by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, including essays, poems and fiction by such notables as William H. Seward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Mann, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lewis Tappan, Horace Greeley, et al. , each contribution accompanied by the author's signature in facsimile. Also included in this is Frederick Douglass' "The Heroic Slave," Douglass' only work of fiction. , "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. .

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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. Very Good. In publisher's original green blind-stamped cloth, Smith';s secondary binding a later issue, rebacked with original spine laid down and what appear to be original end pages; xvi, 624 pages. 40 plates which include the frontispiece, title-page and the 10 "dark plates". Has all three typographical errors typically associated with the first edition: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship". A bright fresh copy with almost no foxing and only traces of offsetting on the pages facing the plates, quite exceptional for this title. Considered by many to be the first true detective novel, following Inspector Bucket's exploits, paving the way for modern detective fiction. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First. hardcover. near fine. Browne, H.K. "Phiz. Illustrated with plates by H. K. Browne (aka "Phiz"), uniformly toned as usual. xvi, 624pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full tan morocco; spine with gilt-ruled bands and red leather label; marbled endpaper, t.e.g. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First edition in book form, after the serial in parts. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Illustrated News. 1853

      New York.: The Illustrated News.. 1853.. BOUND VOLUME of The Illustrated News from January 1 through December 24, 1853, profusely illustrated with full page and in-text black and white wood engravings, marbled endpapers, 416pp, index to drawings, 16 x 12 inches, marbled edges, half leather with decorative gilt-lettered spine (hardbound). Wear to cover extremities exposing tips of boards, spine is worn and rubbed with a few areas of 1/4 to 1/2 inch leather loss, front joint is split at upper edge and there is a small area of leather loss at the ends of the joints, interior hinges have been reinforced, but in general the interior is in very good tight condition with occasional light soiling and faint scattered foxing. A particularly fascinating volume, being volumes I and II of the Illustrated News, which merged in November 1853 with Gleason's Pictorial. The November 26, 1853, issue contains a Publisher's Notice under the masthead notifying readers that the "Illustrated News" had merged with "Gleason's Pictorial" of Boston, who, in an interesting sidenote, list P.T. Barnum as a Special Partner. Hence the remaining issues in the bound volume are "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion". This is full of fascinating wood engravings depicting many aspects of American life of the time and international events, including two gorgeous double page illustration "Bird's Eye View of the Crystal Palace, At New York" and "Inauguration Ceremonies of the Crystal Palace - View Under the Grand Dome", plus an interesting map: Japan with the Neighbouring and Allied States according to an Original Japanese Map. Other unusual views include: Present State of the Capitol at Washington (showing the Capitol still under construction), Bird's Eye View of Washington from the Capitol, Bird's-Eye View of the Crystal Park, at New York (with extensive article). The quality of the wood engravings is mixed, with many of the rather coarse work typical of the early American illustrated newspapers, but also including some particularly fine pieces signed in the image as having been engraved by Frank Leslie (an alias for Henry Carter who had engraved for The Illustrated London News and went on to found his own illustrated newspaper in 1855). The volume has a title page for the half year January to June, but lacks a title page for the July to December period (possibly never printed). Altogether a particularly interesting volume from the early days of American illustrated newspapers. .

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      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1853 First edition. Three volumes in brown cloth with spine in gilt, covers and spine stamped in blind with floral designs. Advertisements dated January, 1853. Light wear and rubbing to edges, spine ends lightly chipped with some light fraying, bookplates to front pastedowns, else a very good and clean set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        [Liber amicorum to Dolores Traub]

      Cuba, 1853-1861. Folio (28.2 x 23.4 cm). Contemporary black pictorial leather with gilt ornaments and beautiful mother-of-pearl inlays. All edges gilt.* With six very early original photographs (Albumen) of Cuba (most ca. 24.5 x 19 cm; one 23 x 17 cm) mounted on leaves, with pastoral scenes involving people and horses, water, and trees: a unique view of Cuban rural life in the 1850's. Other leaves contain hand-written poetry, prose, and music, in Spanish or in English, by different people and variously dated. The majority written either in Matanzas, Cuba or Bremen, Germany. The concept of the "liber amicorum" originated from Germany and this is a particularly nice and important example. Apparently either Mrs. Traub originated in Bremen and went with her husband to Cuba, or she was Spanish or Cuban and married Mr. Traub. There remains the possibility that she was the daughter of a German gentleman and Cuban mother, hence the Spanish name Dolores, although it could have been a replacement for an originally German first name. Cuba, then still a Spanish possession was very important for its sugar cane, and rum industry and extensive trading was done between Cuba, Spain, North America and Europe, including the harbour town of Bremen. Many German's, including for instance the zoologists and botanists Louis Pfeiffer and "Juan" Gundlach (born Johannes Christoph) visited Cuba and stayed there for considerable periods of time. The Traubs must have been part of extensive social circles given the fact that this liber amicorum contains works in both Spanish and English. Several leaves are left blank. Front flyleaf a bit creased, most photographic plates a bit faded, otherwise in very good condition.

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      David Bogue, 1853. 8vo., FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with almost 100 wood-engravings from drawings by Foster in the text; handsomely bound in contemporary full crushed green morocco, sides blocked with quadruple gilt frame borders, green back gilt extra with five raised bands, gilt doublures to a floral pattern, gilt edges, BY OLDFIELD, very slightly rubbed but a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. . Catalogs: illustrated books.

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        Works of . .. . : "Ask Mamma"; Handley Cross; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (First Title Only); Bradbury and Evans, 1853,1854, 1858, 1860, 1865. All but Handley Cross first editions. Handley Cross is the more desireable First Illustrated Edition, First Issue of Preface. 5 vols., 8vo. Hand colored plates, mostly by John Leech and many textual drawings. The First Title is illustrated by Phiz. Bound in three quarters red morocco, gilt spines with emblematic tooling, t.e.g., by Bayntun. Fine in slipcase . Handley Cross was issued without plates in 1843, the rest are first book editions after their parts issue

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      New York: J.H. Colton, 1853.. Folding map, 36 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches, with period hand-coloring. Original roan binding (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt "Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton," rebacked in cloth; paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement. Covers scuffed, else very good. A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map. Western States compiled from the United States surveys

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Map, with period hand-colouring, 36 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches, with smaller format folding letterpress table tipped in, both folding into original roan binding, the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt `Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton.', paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement (rebacked in cloth). A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships.

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        Ruth. A Novel. By the Author of "Mary Barton."

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1853 - Classic novel of scandal and redemption by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), novelist and biographer of Charlotte Brontë. "Causing even more uproar than Mary Barton, Ruth tells the story of a fifteen-year-old seamstress who is seduced and has an illegitimate son. Taken in by a Unitarian minister, Mr Benson, she is passed off as a widow, making a new life until she is exposed and publicly denounced, before finally 'redeeming' herself as a nurse in a fever epidemic. A brave attack on current hypocrisy, the novel was attacked not only for the sexual theme but because of Benson's 'lie'; a copy was even burnt by members of William Gaskell's own congregation. Reviews were either equivocal or, like the influential Blackwood's, openly hostile: even some time later, the Anglican Observer (July 1857) was horrified at the idea that a woman who 'has violated the laws of purity' should be accepted by society" (ODNB) First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Bound without advertisements. [ii], 298; [ii], 328; [ii], 311, [312, blank] pp. Contemporary half black morocco and marbled boards, edges marbled. Bookplate of Crewe Hall, Cheshire. Vols. I & II rebacked with original spines laid down. Some loss to head of vol. II spine. Final gathering of Vol. III slightly toned. Very good plus. Parrish, VIctorian Lady Novelists, p. 61; Sadleir 933; Wolff 2425 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Route Near the 35th Parallel. Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean 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. [ 1859].. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Three inch tear into image at left, 2 inch tear along neatline at left edge, short splits at 3 fold intersections, light toning along several folds, top left panel (exposed when folded) is toned with some small paper loss (in blank areas of the sheet). Overall a very good copy of this impressive large map. A large, finely detailed map, covering a broad sweep of the proposed southern rail road route, from Albuquerque in the east to Los Angeles and San Diego in the west. The proposed railroad line is shown with a black line; the wagon road with a dotted line. Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys (Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean). Scale 1:950,400, or 15 miles to 1 inch. Inset map at upper left: Sketch of Aztec Pass. Drawn by C. Mahon. From a sketch by A. H. Campbell, Civil Engineer. Inset map at upper right: Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring. Drawn by C. Mahon. .

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        The Works of William Cowper. In eight volumes

      60 - London - H. G. Bohn, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete leather set of this Victorian collection of Cowper's works and letters. Complete in eight volumes. Each volume features an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. Contains 45 engraved plates. 'Comprising his poems, correspondence, and translations. With a life of the author by the editor, Robert Southey'. William Cowper (26 November 1731 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of eighteenth century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him 'the best modern poet', whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan. While Cowper found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns, he often experienced doubt and feared that he was doomed to eternal damnation. His religious sentiment and association with John Newton led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original boards. Externally smart, though some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with some scattered light foxing prominent to the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Manchester: Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1853. Lithograph by W. Gauci, printed in tints by M. & N. Hanhart, coloured by hand. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing. 15 1/8 x 19 3/4 inches. 16 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches. An evocative image of the Lake District, an area renowned as the cradle of the Romantic Movement in Britain. The Lake District, an area of only some 700 square miles, contains all the main English lakes and is found within the northwestern counties of Cumbria and Lancashire. 'The Lakes' (as the area is also known) first came to prominence with the rise of the cult of the Picturesque in the second half of the 18th century, but it was Wordsworth, a native of Cumbria, born in 1770 on the outskirts of the Lake District itself, who really made it a mecca for those in search of the romantic ideal of landscape. He was joined in the area, at one time or another, by Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas de Quincey and many others. By the middle of the 19th century, when the present image was produced, the area was well established in the national consciousness as the area of outstanding natural beauty 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 travelled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is perhaps best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. Cf. Abbey Scenery 196 (1859 edition); cf. Tooley 387.

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        El CODIGO UNIVERSAL De SENALES Para La MARINA MERCNATE de Todas Naciones, de Don Frederico Marryat, De la Marina Real de Inglaterra; con Una Seleccion de Sentencias Para el Uso de Barcos Navegando de Conserva y sistemas de Senales Geometricos, de Noche, y de Neblina. Por G. B. Richardson. [A UNIVERSAL CODE Of SIGNALS]

      Londres [London]:: Richardson Hermanos, No. 23, Cornhill.. (n. d.).. 8vo. 'Edicion Castellana.' 1st Edition in Spanish (?). Ca late 1850s. 12 pages of preliminary text. Unpaginated. 8 page "List of Agents to Lloyd's. May, 1853" at rear. "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned" follows, with 3 pages of adverts concluding text.. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Modest extremity wear. Front hinge starting. Age toning to paper.. A VG copy.. A very rare edition of this maritime staple first published by Marryat, ca. 1817. No copies recorded in the NUC, none located on OCLC, with KVK locating an 1866 edition in Universitat PolitŽcnica de Catalunya. . 7 color plates.

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        Journal-Manuel de Peintures appliquées a la décoration des monuments, appartements, magasins, etc. bois, marbres, lettres, attributs, imitation de moulures, etc. Dirigé par Petit et Bisiaux [4th-12th years; or: ... Pierre Chabat, 16th-19th years]

      Paris: A. Morel, 1853-1861, 1865-1867. Volumes IV-XII, XVI-XVIII only, bound in four, folio. (17 x 11 1/4 inches). 276 lithographic plates only (of 288, 178 coloured, 5 printed in two colours, 15 tinted, 79 un- coloured). Extra-illustrated with a duplicate of plate XII in the 17th volume. (About 6 plates shaved into the imprint area, and 10 plates with small tears, two plates with small sections chipped, some tears and repairs to the text leaves). Later brown half morocco by Whitman Bennett of New York, the flat spines titled in gilt. A rare substantial fragment from this important record of the decorative tastes of the mid 19th century. Only two substantial runs of this fascinating periodical are listed as having sold at auction in the last thirty five years: most recently the McCarty-Cooper copy (covering a period between March 1850 and December 1867) was sold in New York in January 1992; and two years earlier an ex-library copy dated between January 1864 to December 1871 sold in New England. There are three aspects to this journal that are important: firstly, it offers a snap-shot of the taste of the time; secondly it gives quite detailed instructions on painting methods that have all but disappeared: there are only a few specialist decorative painters left who are capable of executing the designs and finishes described here, but armed with the instructions given here, these beautiful designs on a page could be 'brought to life' as part of an actual design scheme once again. Thirdly, this work offers a view of the state of French colour-printing: the quality of the images is perhaps surprising given the ephemeral nature of this publication, but the plates are of the highest quality. Some of the faux wood and marble panels are astonishing, as is the case with the best of the decorative 'tableaux'. These are a mixture of what appear to be original designs by Petit, Bisaux or Pierre Chabat, or carefully copied from earlier eras - particularly the 18th century. Unsurprisingly, the earlier designs are almost exclusively French in origin. The Journal- Manuel was evidently well-regarded by the 'trade' (architects as well as the craftsmen who executed the designs) as OCLC record that it was published for over fifty years, between 1850 and 1906.

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        THE ROYAL DESCENT OF NELSON AND WELLINGTON. From Edward the First, King of England: With Tables of Pedigree and Genealogical Memoirs (1853)

      London, William Pickering, 1853. FIRST EDITION 1853. Small 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, pages xiv, 207, including 10 genealogical tables, rebound in half royal blue calf, maroon title with gilt lettering between raised bands, extra gilt spine, central gilt design to both covers with dividing gilt rules, all edges gilt, light blue endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners slightly bumped, strips of blue binder's tape to inner margins of free endpapers, very pale binder's name to bottom of first free blank endpaper which can only just be made out (Bound Riviere). A very good attractive copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        LE CHRONIQUEUR DU PÉRIGORD ET DU LIMOUSIN, revue historique, artistique et religieuse, sous la direction de M. Armand de Siorac. [3 volumes].

      1853 - Périgueux, Bouchabie, 1853-55. Trois volumes grand in-quarto (241 X 313) demi-basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de roulettes et filets dorés, titre et tomaisons dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 280 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort ; Tome II : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 288 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort dont une dépliante ; Tome III : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 288 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort dont une dépliante. Petits manques de cuir aux mors des volumes, une coiffe arasée, dos uniformément foncés en noir. ÉDITION ORIGINALE et tête de collection de cette RARE PUBLICATION, illustrée de 24 PLANCHES HORS-TEXTE dont une dépliante et certaines à fond teinté. Notre exemplaire est complet des trois premières années (1853, 1854 et 1855) : il manque la quatrième et dernière année publiée en 1856, qui, tout comme l'année 1855, ne contient pas de planches illustrées. (ROUMÉJOUX, I-132). SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE, dans sa solide reliure de l'époque, au corps d'ouvrage frais et grand de marges. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Norway and Its Glaciers Visited in 1851; Followed by Journals of Excursions in the High Alps of Dauphine, Berne, and Savoy

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black 1853, 1st Edition. () [xxiv],349pp. Very good. Large octavo. Green 1 / 4 pebbled calf with corners, with marble paper covered boards. Spine title in gilt; rubbing on hinge. Upper edge gilt. Marbled ornamental endpapers with book plate on front paste down. Foxing to frontis and title page. 10 lithographic plates (includes frontis with tissue guard), woodcut illustrations and fold out map in rear. A tight, well preserved copy. Neate F44. Record of Forbes' travels in Norway with additional journals documenting his time in France. The author was a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and developed the "Forbes data set", still used today in statistics..

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        Collection of eight F.C. Terry Lettersheets

      Sydney and Melbourne,: Sands & Kenny, 1853.. Collection of eight unused lettersheets, quarto, each 4 pp. with engraved vignette; each sheet watermarked Sands & Kenny, all but two with a stamp of R. Clark, publisher, on verso of vignette (with no show-through to the image side); a fine set in a folding cloth case. Collection of eight unused lettersheets engraved by F.C. Terry.Frederic Terry (1825-69) was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris.This selection of engraved lettersheets uses the fine oval engravings produced by Terry for his Australian Keepsake, which was published by Sands & Kenny in 1855. Sadly, due to an engraver's error in London, Terry's name was printed as "Fleury" on each of the thirty-eight engraved views. Fortunately on this selection of lettersheets his name is correctly spelt.The collection comprises the following views: "Sydney Cove from Fort Macquarie"; "Government House from the Botanical Gardens"; "Newcastle from Nobby"; "North Head from Vaucluse"; "Double Bay from South Head Road"; "The Nobbies from Newcastle"; "Entrance to Sydney Harbour, North Head seen from the Flagstaff"; "Paramatta [sic] River from Fort Phillip".Lettersheets of this period are particularly rare in such fine and unused condition.

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        Autograph manuscript of part of his “Autobiographic Sketches. Selections Grave and Gay from Writings published and Unpublished”

      Written on both sides of a single leaf cut from the middle of a larger sheet, the text commences on one side, “of the case, and would have been executed in a summary way, upon the prima facie evidence against him, that he did not appear to be in the condition of a prisoner; and, if his name had ever again reached his country, it would have been in some sad list of ruffians, murderers, traitors to their country…………” and finishes, “……roused from their slumbers by the glare of conflagration, reflected from gleaming cutlasses and from the faces of demons. This fear it was--a fear like this, as I have often thought…” The second side commences, “I have said that he would not have appeared to any capturing ship as standing in the situation of prisoner amongst the pirates, nor was he such in the sense of being confined. He moved about, when on board ship, in freedom……………” and finishes, “… Much, therefore, it was that he owed to this accomplishment. Still, there is no good thing without its alloy; and this great blessing brought along with it something worse than a dull duty - the necessity, in fact, of facing fears and trials to which the sailor's heart is preeminently…”Both the above forming part of Chapter XII, “My Brother” of “Autobiographic Sketches” first published in 1853. Approximately 500 words with much crossing out, alterations and revisions. The leaf 4 x 7½ inches.

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        1. Mapa Historico Pintoresco Moderno de la Isla De Cuba

      Hamburg/ Havana, 1853. No Binding. Near Fine. 17 x 22 inches. 2. Plano Pintoresco De La Habana . . . B. May y Ca. 1853.. Chromolithographs finished with hand color. A few mended marginal splits, mat burn to outer margins, else excellent condition. Two of the visually richest images of Cuba printed in the 19th century. Both works are bordered by numerous illustrations of scenes from daily life, of historic events and important structures. These were based on the very important early views produced in Cuba by its first lithographer, F. Mialhe. So influential were these views throughout the Americas and Europe that Emilio Cueto asserts: "THE image which the enlightened public of the nineteenth century had of Cuba was the one conveyed by Mialhe"--p. 6. Among the subjects of the illustrations are the cultivation of tobacco, a formal dance, a cock fight, a hurricane at its height, various regional domiciles, etc. The plan of Havana includes a view of the city from the harbor. The genesis of these works involved one of the most bizarre cases of graphic piracy known. May, a Havana merchant, sent without authorization a number of Mialhe's original views to Germany to be re-lithographed. These were then sent back to Cuba, where May sold them at a price that undercut Mialhe's. Although Mialhe brought suit, the case was settled to May's advantage because Mialhe failed to follow the exact procedures of the then newly enacted copyright laws. These particular works are, however, more "original" than May's other piracies of Mialhe because Mialhe never prepared a map. The views surrounding the map, however, were taken directly from Mialhe. Nevertheless, on these works are some of the most important, early printed images produced in Cuba. E. Cueto, Mialhe's Colonial Cuba, pp. 4-6, 127; E. Cueto, Cuba in Old Maps, nos. 82 & 199.

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      1853. Very Good. WITH 277 LOVELY HAND-COLOURED PLATES MICHAUX, FRANCOIS-ANDRES & NUTTALL, Thomas. NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA; or, A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia. Philadelphia: Rice and Hart, 1857. 6 volumes bound in 5. Large octavos. 11" x 7." 277 hand-coloured plates: 156 in the Michaux volumes, being engravings after Redoute, Bessa, Gabriel among others, + 121 in the Nuttal volumes, being hand-coloured lithographs after Magee, Worley, and others. Finely bound in 3/4 green morocco. Small nicks from the tops of spines. Although written and first published independently of each other, combined editions of Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva were commonly issued together after 1851. A very good set of the most important work on trees prior to the 20th century. (Sabin 48695 & 56351).

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        De l'origine et des débuts de l'imprimerie en Europe.

      A L'Imprimerie Impériale,, Paris, 1853 - Due volumi di cm. 23, pp. (4) xvi, 315 (1); (4) iv, 468. Con 13 tavole f.t. (alcune ripiegate). Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro ai comparti. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli di testa dorati. Legatura firmata G. David. Esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica, non comune. La prima parte è dedicata alle diverse fasi tecniche e storiche che hanno caratterizzato l'inizio della stampa. La seconda al modo in cui tale invenzione si è propagata fin dai primi anni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      and Print. Co.,. 1853 [1870s?]. Original Full Leather, 16mo, [6], iii-xii, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. The scarce Chicago Bloch edition, retaining the copyright page date of 1853, but probably published in the 1870s given the inclusion of the “Advertisement to the London Edition" (which appeared in 1865, with 7 holdings in OCLC,) and its mid-19th Century calf binding. Bloch’s first office in Chicago dates to the 1870s, and Bloch did also publish an 1884 edition, but, unlike our copy, it lists the 1884 date and only Cincinnati (not Chicago, as this copy does) and contains 1236 pages (not 1243 as ours does). A Bloch publication of Leeser’s bible could almost certainly not have occurred before Leeser’s death in 1868, given the enmity between the Leader of American Orthodoxy and the Reform-oriented publishing house owned by Isaac M. Wise’ brother-in-law, Edward Bloch. Leeser, famously, had printed an “anonymous attack on Wise signed ‘Lawyers’ in the pages of his Occident shortly after the appearance of Minhag Amerika in 1857; this anti-Reform rejoinder singled out Bloch & Co. for allegedly keeping its store open on the Jewish Sabbath and closing it on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath” (Singerman). In our Bloch copy, the copyright is still held by Isaac Leeser; It was not until 1888 that “his [Bloch’s] firm obtained the copyright of this popular and frequently reprinted landmark text.” OCLC lists only 2 holdings of the Chicago Bloch [1853] edition (Andrews University in Michigan and the Community of Christ library in Missouri), both in the Midwest, perhaps reflecting Bloch’s still-Midwestern orientation at the time. Indeed, not many years later, Bloch left Chicago completely and moved its second headquarters to New York. This edition not listed in Singerman nor in Goldman. Edgewear to leather boards and many pages. Spine professionally rebacked. Good Condition thus. (AMR-38-23) .

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        The Poetical Works of William Cowper

      London- William Pickering, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome collectionof The Poetical Works of William Cowper with a portrait of Cowper to front of volume one, decorative two-colour title pages, and with decorative pieces and capitals throughout. In two volumes complete. William Cowper (1731 - 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him the best modern poet, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Condition: In handsome calf bindings. Externally, in excellent condition but with minor shelfwear to extremities and occasional slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight foxing, predominantly to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Information respecting the History, Conditions and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs [vol.VI: History of the Indian Tribes of the United States: their present Condition and Prospects, and a sketch of their Ancient Status] Historical and Statistical Information, respecting the History, Conditions and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Gambo & Co. [vols.I-IV] or J.B. Lippincott & Co. [vols.V-VI], 1853-1854-1853-1854-1855-1857. 6 volumes, quarto. (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). Half-titles. Steel-engraved additional titles to vols.I-V, 1 steel-engraved portrait of Schoolcraft to front vol.VI, 1 folding letterpress table, 329 engraved or lithographed plates, plans and maps after Seth Eastman and others (including the "Map of Kansas River", plate 43, p.159, vol.I, not found in later issues), some tinted, hand-coloured or chromolithographed. Original cloth, non-uniform in colour, uniformly blocked in gilt and blind on the covers, the spines of vols.I-V uniformly lettered in gilt [vol.VI with variant title but otherwise uniform], (expert repairs to head and tail of spines). A fine set of Henry Schoolcraft's masterpiece. This work is the most extensive work on Native Americans published in the 19th-century containing 'a vast mass of really valuable information' (Field), and a cornerstone of any collection of ethnological studies on America. The work was commissioned under the administration of Millard Fillmore, initiated by the Department of the Interior. (Fillmore's message to Congress, dated 10 August 1850, is reprinted at front of vol. 1). Publication was continued and completed during Buchanan's term. Born near Albany, N.Y., Schoolcraft took part in a number of important early surveying expeditions before being appointed commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1822. With his headquarters at Sault Sainte Marie, he married the half-Ojibwa daughter of a local fur-trader, learned the Ojibwa language and began his ethnographical researches in earnest. He retained his position for almost twenty years and made full use of the unequalled opportunities it provided him. A change in government in 1841 resulted in the loss of his position. Moving back to the East, he continued his Native American studies and the first volume of the present work was published in 1851. The work was completed with the publication of the sixth volume in 1857. Howes notes that the work as a whole 'contains a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historic data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations, and theories of their origin, are all related and blended in an extraordinary.... manner.' (Field p.353). The other aspect of the work that gives it immense additional value is the large body of work by Seth Eastman (1808-1875). Eastman, a serving officer in the U.S. Army, had trained as a topographical artist: a discipline which necessitated a rigourous almost 'photographic' approach to the subject and is ideally suited to the task of recording landscape, objects and individuals as accurately as possible. His work as a whole has ensured that he is now viewed as the foremost pictorial historian of Native American history and culture. The vast majority of the plates in the present work are either from his original drawings or from copies by him of others work. 'A very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work, but the most valuable of its illustrations are the drawings of weapons, domestic utensils, instruments of gaming and amusement, sorcery and medicine, objects of worship, their sculpture, paintings, and fortifications, pictograph writing, dwellings, and every form of antiquities.' (op.cit. p.353) Bennett, p.95; Field, p.353; Howes S183, "b"; Sabin 77855; Servies 3691.

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        Traits of American Indian Life and Character

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1853, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 217 pp + 16 pp of advertisements. Very good. Octavo. Original red-brown decorative stamped boards. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine (some of the writing is slightly worn). Light bumping to corners and ends of spine. 1.5" X .5" Stain on front board. Light yellow endpapers. Previous owners name on top right corner of front free endpaper in black ink (1858). Light soiling to endpapers with a small stain at bottom of gutter between front endpapers and a small stain rear attached endpaper. Slight splitting to paper at gutters between both endpapers. A few spots of soiling within text block (most are faint finger prints). There are also a few spots of foxing, mainly on outer edge of text block. Some of the pages, more so near the beginning, have a light rippling. The outer edges of the text block are roughly trimmed and slightly darkened. A lovely copy. Sketches and anecdotes illustrative of life on the wild borders of the Pacific and of the savage tribes that did business with the Hudson's Bay Company. Canadian explorer Peter Skene Ogden (1794-1854), a Hudson's Bay Company trader, had a unique perspective on the peoples and the work, and this firsthand account is a valuable artifact of the settling of the North American West by Europeans. In his own inimitable and colorful style, Ogden introduces us to the native peoples of what the Europeans named British Columbia and Washington Territory, through tales including: "An Indian Festival" "The Burning of the Dead" "The Unfortunate Daughter" "The Shewappe Murder" "The Suicide's Cross" "The Death of our Favourite Donkey" and others. Anyone interested in the history of the western U.S. And Canada will find this a fascinating book..

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago

      London,: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853.. Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; a very good copy in half morocco. Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guinea natives. There are numerous discussions of Australian Aborigines elsewhere in the text, particularly those of Melville Island and Port Essington.The fine full-page handcoloured lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten.This is the first edition, separate issue (another version had the series-title "Ethnographical Library" which here only appears as an imprint on the plates). This copy is from the library of Archibald Liversidge, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Sydney, and author of a number of important Australian works on the subject.

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