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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work

      John P. Jewett & Co. Cleveland, Ohio, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. Signed. Tipped in, mounted to a larger piece of paper, is a slip of paper (5" x 1 1/4") SIGNED by H. B. Stowe (someone has penned the author's name underneath the signature). Original green cloth, with blindstamped borders and title on both front and reasr panels, and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The cloth is rubbed, boards exposed at the corners, and the spine ends are frayed with short tears. The pages have some waviness (not from any moisture, but rather from the thin quality of paper used), and there is the occasional soiling. Even with the the wear to the cloth this is a near very good copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's defense against the attacks and criticism of her work, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        A Key to Unce Tom's Cabin : Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work

      Boston : Cleveland : J. P. Jewett ; O. , Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1853. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : iv, [5]-262 p. : illus. (facsim. ) ; 25 cm. Subject: Slavery in the U. S. - Condition of slaves. Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher, 1811-1896. Unce Tom's cabin. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America. (with a New Preface)

      London, England: Clarke, Beeton, and Co. Foreign Booksellers, 1853. Rebound in Half-Leather, marbled boards & endpapers, vi, 329pp., frontispiece and title page illustration, the two hundred and twenty-fifth thousand, printed by Salisbury & Co. The preface contains a publishers statement that notes payment of $2500 dollars to the authoress and that she has "interest in the sale of every volume of their editions". It is also noted that a "Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" is in the press and will shortly appear. The first UK edition of "Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" appeared in early 1853. By the end of 1852, numerous editions of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by various publishing houses were published to meet the demand. This edition is likely to be a late 1852 or early 1853 publication. Foxing and spotting throughout text, staining to the frontispiece (by Julian Portch), light corner creasing and light soiling. Leather and boards have edge/rub wear, chipping to the boards, small white paint speck marks, bubbling to the marbled paper, corner bumping and scarring to the leather. There are two page ones bound into the text, each textually the same but the margins are altered, the line break between the title and the opening paragraph slightly different and a printers "B" at the lower right absent from the first one (see picture). Actual book for sale pictured. 10.5 x 16.4 x 2.2 cm, bkwt245g. Reprint. Hard Cover. G. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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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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        Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director

      1853. [Nicaragua]. Pineda, Jose Laureano. Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director Licenciado don Jose Laureano Pineda, Desde el 6 de Agosto de 1851 Hasta 31 de Marzo de 1853. Granada (Nicaragua): Impreso en la Imprenta del Orden, 1853. [xxxviii], 327 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later quarter calf over textured cloth, gilt fillets and title to spine, patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, toning to portions of text. Early signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With index. This is a collection of decrees and laws issued during the presidency of Jose Laureano Pineda (1851-1853), a man who played a leading role in the development of the country. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the Library of Congress, which lacks the 16-page index). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        ESSAYS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY Part I Capital Interest Part II That Which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen Part III Goverment, What Money Part IV The Law

      London: W. F. G. Cash Bishopsgate Without. 1853. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Bastiat was the author of many works on economics and political economy, generally characterized by their clear organization, forceful argumentation, and acerbic wit. Economist Murray Rothbard wrote that "Bastiat was indeed a lucid and superb writer, whose brilliant and witty essays and fables to this day are remarkable and devastating demolitions of protectionism and of all forms of government subsidy and control. He was a truly scintillating advocate of an untrammeled free market." Among his better known works is Economic Sophisms, which contains many strongly worded attacks on statist policies. Bastiat wrote it while living in England to advise the shapers of the French Republic on pitfalls to avoid. Contained within Economic Sophisms is the famous satirical parable known as the "Candlemakers' petition"which presents itself as a demand from the candlemakers' guild to the French government, asking the government to block out the Sun to prevent its unfair competition with their products. He also facetiously "advocated" forbidding the usage of everyone's right hand, based on the assumptions that more difficulty means more work and more work means more wealth. Much like Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal or Benjamin Franklins anti-slavery works, Bastiat's argument cleverly highlights basic flaws in protectionism by demonstrating its absurdity through logical extremes. Bastiat's most famous work, however, is undoubtedly The Law, originally published as a pamphlet in 1850. It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society. He also famously engaged in a debate, between 1849 and 1850, with Pierre-Joseph Proudhon about the legitimacy of interest. Very Good in boards. Sticker to spine. Owner date, top part of front end page torn off. .

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. Minor wear, VG. Ten volumes. Small 8vo. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces and extra title pages engraved. Bound in quarter green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments

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        Part 1. Price 10. 6. Sketches of the Victoria Gold

      London,: H.H. Collins & Co., 1853.. Quarto, with 24 cream-tinted lithographic plates; a good copy in the original printed paper wrappers, decorated with vignettes of goldfields life, with book advertisements on yellow verso of front wrapper and on the back wrapper, some wear and stains to wrappers and the spine restored; cloth folder. The rare London publication of the first 24 plates from Gill's famous series, Sketches of the Victoria Gold Diggings.Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) is celebrated as a distinctly Australian artist who excelled in depicting the chaos, jubilation and despair of life on the goldfields. He travelled to the Bendigo diggings with his brother John in mid-1852, but soon found that sketching life on the fields offered more promise than the backbreaking work of prospecting itself. The vast spectacle delighted Gill, whose light-hearted yet realistic style was ideally suited to the task: 'his natural genius for identifying with the characters he portrayed was given full rein. The drawings of the diggers are extraordinarily observant but never critical' (McCulloch, Artists of the Australian Gold Rush, p. 84).This is the only London edition of Gill's Sketches...and in this version the illustrations are printed as lithographs in a much larger format than the Melbourne edition.Bowden, p.123; Ferguson, 9920b; not in Abbey; Wantrup, 245.

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      1853. [BRONTE, Charlotte]. SHIRLEY: A Tale. By Currer Bell. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. 3 volumes. First edition, press notices of third edition of Jane Eyre (pp [318]-320) to rear of volume three, lacking ads in volume 1 Bound in modern 1/4 blue leather with light blue paper sides. A bit soiled internally, but overall a pleasing set. (Tinker 382, Smith 5 p.112.)

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        Ruth. A Novel By the author of "Mary Barton

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter navy morocco and blue cloth, spines uniformly faded to brown. Teg. Very good/Near fine. 3vols/No Dust Jacket. 298, 328, 311 pages. 20 x 13 cm. This, her third novel, followed "Mary Barton" and "Cranford." Although her writing conforms to Victorian convention, her constant theme of tolerance predicated upon her strong Unitarian background, also filters to an emphasis on the role of women, and presents a devoted voice for her middle class characters. She also wrote the first biography of Charlotte Bronte. "Ruth" is the story of a seamstress wronged by a gentlemen as a teenager who through good deeds more than redeems herself only to be shunned by her congregation upon learning of her earlier life. Gaskell maker clear Ruth is more a Christian than the her smug church members miming conventional Victorian mores. Indeed, the book was burned and removed from circulating libraries. SADLIER 933. Bookplates, owner inscription dated 1910, Bound by Root & Son, marbled endpapers, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, joints slightly rubbed.

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        The American Expedition, under Commodore Perry, Landing in Japan July 14th, 1853

      New York: Hatch & Severyn, Lithographers and Printers; and published by George S. Appleton, 1853. Hand-colored lithograph, 15½ x 21¼ inches. Neatly repaired tears in the upper portion of the image (in the sky). Lower margin shaved with loss to imprint, small abrasion near the imprint line. A very rare and important American historical print, and a rare image of Perry's Japan Landing This quite rare and important image depicts the magnificent ceremonial entrance of Commodore Matthew Perry and his marines to the court of the Japanese imperial commissioners at Uraga, Japan, the historic first American landing on Japanese soil. The American journalist and poet, Bayard Taylor, an important civilian member of Perry's expeditionary force (actually serving as "master mate" at Perry's official order), ably describes the great scene in his caption for the print: "The officers comprising the Commodore's escort formed a double line from the jetty and, as he passed between them, fell into the proper order behind him. He was received with the customary honors, and the procession immediately started for the place of reception. A stalwart boatswain's mate was selected to bear the broad pennant of the Commodore, supported by two very tall and powerful negro seamen completely armed. Behind these, followed two sailor boys bearing the letter of the president, and the Commodore's letter of credence in their sumptuous boxes, wrapped in scarlet cloth; then came the Commodore himself, with his staff and escort of officers. The marine force, a fine athletic body of men commanded by Major Gillen, with a detachment of the 'Mississippi' under Capt. Slack, led the way, and the corps of seamen from all the ships brought up the rear." Charles Severyn, artist and lithographer, was a printmaker in New York circa 1845-60s. He usually worked independently, but was occasionally employed by Currier & Ives, and sometimes partnered in lithographic firms, notably with Eliphat Brown (ca. 1851-53) and George W. Hatch (1853-54). Severyn's image ably represents the pomp and excitement surrounding Perry's landing. Peters, America on Stone, p.363, this image illustrated as plate 64; Who Was Who in American Art (Madison, Ct., 1999) III, p.2979; Groce & Wallace, p.569.

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      New York: Hatch & Severyn, Lithographers and Printers; and published by George S. Appleton, 1853.. Handcolored lithograph, 15 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. Neatly repaired tears in the upper portion of the image (in the sky). Lower margin shaved with loss to imprint, small abrasion near the imprint line. Good. Matted. This quite rare and important image depicts the magnificent ceremonial entrance of Commodore Matthew Perry and his marines to the court of the Japanese imperial commissioners at Uraga, Japan, the historic first American landing on Japanese soil. The American journalist and poet, Bayard Taylor, an important civilian member of Perry's expeditionary force (actually serving as "master mate" at Perry's official order), ably describes the great scene in his caption for the print: "The officers comprising the Commodore's escort formed a double line from the jetty and, as he passed between them, fell into the proper order behind him. He was received with the customary honors, and the procession immediately started for the place of reception. A stalwart boatswain's mate was selected to bear the broad pennant of the Commodore, supported by two very tall and powerful negro seamen completely armed. Behind these, followed two sailor boys bearing the letter of the president, and the Commodore's letter of credence in their sumptuous boxes, wrapped in scarlet cloth; then came the Commodore himself, with his staff and escort of officers. The marine force, a fine athletic body of men commanded by Major Gillen, with a detachment of the 'Mississippi' under Capt. Slack, led the way, and the corps of seamen from all the ships brought up the rear." Charles Severyn, artist and lithographer, was a printmaker in New York circa 1845-60s. He usually worked independently, but was occasionally employed by Currier & Ives, and sometimes partnered in lithographic firms, notably with Eliphat Brown (ca. 1851-53) and George W. Hatch (1853-54). Severyn's image ably represents the pomp and excitement surrounding Perry's landing. A very rare and important American historical print. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.363 (this image illustrated as plate 64). WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART III, p.2979. GROCE & WALLACE, p.569.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Auburn: William H. Seward, 1853. First edition. Loose_leaf. Near Fine. An excellent Autograph Letter Signed dated September 23, 1853 from then United States Senator William H. Seward to a then-future United States Congressman Alexander R. Boteler, on light blue stationary showing an embossment for Bath, England near the upper left corner and sent from Auburn, NY where Seward lived. Seward served in the United States Senate from 1849 to 1861, being first elected as a Whig in 1849 and then reelected as a Republican in 1855. An ardent opponent of Slavery's spread, Seward also served United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and under his successor Andrew Johnson. Alexander Boteler, a witness to events at Harper's Ferry during John Brown's famous 1859 raid, was elected to the United States Congress as an Opposition Party candidate in 1858, serving from 1859 to 1861. Upon the Civil War's commencement, Boteler enlisted in the Confederate Army and was a member of General Stonewall Jackson's Staff. He was elected a member of the Provisional Confederate Congress in 1861 and was later that year elected as a Democrat to the Confederate States House of Representatives. After the War, Boteler was appointed a member of the Centennial Commission in 1876, appointed a member of the Tariff Commission by President Arthur, and subsequently made pardon clerk in the Department of Justice by Attorney General Brewster. From the content of this letter, we conclude that Alexander Boteler served Shepherdstown in some sort of record-keeping capacity and, based on Boteler's later employments, surmise that he calculated a political career and may well have taken the act described in this letter for the benefit of a sitting United States Senator in order to advance his own career prospects. The letter will be made clearer to the the reader by knowing that William H. Seward's ancestors included First Lieutenant Richard Seward of Pennsylvania who served as an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, Colonel John Seward (William H. Seward's grandfather), who served with George Washington’s army throughout the Revolutionary War. The letter reads as follows: "Auburn September 23rd 1853. // Dear Sir – // I thank you sincerely for your kind attention / in sending on the petition of Richard Seward for / a commission in the Revolutionary Army of the United / States. The family from which I am derived was / in New Jersey during the war of independence and / the father of my father was Colonel of the / Militia in active service. The petitioner Richard / was I think his brother. The ardor of his patriotism / is pleasing to me and will be equally so to the / other members of the family. // Again giving you my thanks and my / best wishes for your welfare. // I remain, very respectfully, / your obedient servant, / William H. Seward. // Alexander R. Boteler Esq. / Shepherdstown, / Va.” The letter's verso bears the penciled notation "Oct 29/77 ARB" -- presumably Boteler's notation. The letter is in Near Fine condition, showing one horizontal fold and two vertical folds for mailing, and with a piece of cloth tape to the far edge of the letter's verso, presumably for mounting in some sort of album. An interesting and personal letter from one of the United States' most prominent and important politicians to a then-future important politician and significant member of Confederate Army, sent prior the the outbreak of the Civil War at which time the two men's careers would take highly divergent paths in a manner emblematic of the many similar career and political splits of the Civil War era. Original autograph letters from William H. Seward are remarkably scarce to the market. RARE.

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        KING NUT-CRACKER or The Dream of Poor Reinhold. A Fairy Tale for Children freely rendered from the German of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (author of "Struwwelpeter") by J. R. Planche, Esq

      Leipzig, Friedrich Volckmar; London, William Tegg & Co and A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co., (1853).. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION (1853), small 4to, 265 x 200 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, hand coloured title letters and hand coloured illustration on title page plus 27 large enchanting hand coloured illustrations on 27 pages printed 1 side only, in the original publisher's buff printed boards with large uncoloured illustration to upper cover showing a man pasting to the wall a poster for our book, watched by a group of children and adults, vignette to lower cover of 4 children examining a very large book. Respined long ago with black morocco strip which is starting to crack and strengthened at head and tail with a small strip of black leather, covers very worn at edges and corners (rounded), some chipping to surface paper along edges, upper cover darkened along edges, lower cover lightly soiled, front endpaper replaced and front inner hinge repaired with white binder's tape, front pastedown missing some surface paper, no rear endpaper, title page lightly browned, 3 very small closed tears to lower edge neatly mended, on lower corner of title page is the small German ink duty stamp found in German books of this period, page 2 lightly browned, some pale fingermarks to margins, some tiny closed tears and tiny chips to lower edges all neatly repaired, page 20 reinserted and slightly chipped and slightly dusty at fore-edge, repaired and strengthened and not affecting images or text, pages 23 and 24 similarly dusty at edges, joint between pages 26 and 27 repaired with white binder's tape, final page chipped along lower edge and neatly repaired with paper, no loss of text. A good copy of a rare children's book. This copy matches the British Library first edition in all respects, including the duty stamp. A poor child dreams of the Fairy Town of Toys where he meets King Nut-cracker, toy soldiers, Noah's animals and Struwwelpeter and friends. This version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story by the author of Struwwelpeter was first published in Germany in 1851. Not in Osborne or Oppenheimer, Gumuchian 3045 mentions 30 col woodcuts erroneously with estimated date of 1845. The translator James Robinson Planché (1796 ? 1880) was a popular British dramatist, antiquary and Somerset Herald. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Little Children

      Leipsic, Friedrich Volckmar, printed by C. Krebs-Schmitt, Frankfort, circa 1853.. Seventh English edition after the 16th German edition, circa 1853, (dated from an inscribed copy in the Opie collection), small 4to, 245 x 200 mm, 9¾ x 7¾ inches, original cream card covers, wide decorative border on both covers, title, author and imprint to upper cover, vignette on lower cover of 2 old people and 3 small children. 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations in the design of the original edition: Peter's hair hangs down over his face, red blood drips from Conrad's mutilations, but no chamber pot. Covers grubby and slightly stained, corners worn, old tape removed from spine, no paper on spine, thin linen spine inserted at some time and showing on pastedowns, neat inscription on front endpaper dated January 1 1855, free endpapers front and rear grubby, rear endpaper slightly creased and with small tear repaired with gummed paper, margins throughout thumbed and occasionally lightly soiled, images and text very good. Acceptable copy of an early English edition. No mention of the German Literary Society, the English Agent in London. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, as found in the reprints of today, none of it over his face. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale

      1853. Bioche, [Charles-Jules-Armand]. Goujet, [Charles]. Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale Contenente 1. L'Insieme Delle Regole Sulla Procedura 2. Il Reassunto Delle Opinioni di Tutti Gli Autori. 3. La Giurisprudenza Piu' Recente Intorno a Tutte le Quistioni. 4. I Modelli De Atti Sopra Ciascun Articolo Delle Codice con la Indicazione del Coste di Essi. Con Aggiunta di una Raccolta di Tutte le Leggi Speciali Che Completano O Emendano Il Codice di Procedura e di una Tavola di Paragone con Gli Articoli del Codice. Edizione Accresciuta dalla Legislatzione e Dalla Giurisprudenza del Belgio. Versione Italiana con Annotazione Relative alla Giurisprudenza Francese e Nazionale, e col Confronto Degli Articoli del Codice Delle Due Sicilie, Ed Indicazione de' Decreti, Rescritti, E Ministeriali che Avranno Relazione Cogli Stessi Fino al 1853. Palermo: Dalla Stamperia di Pietro Pensante, 1853-54. Two volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7"). Contemporary quarter calf over textured paper boards, speckled edges. Some rubbing to extremities, light rubbing and a few tiny abrasions to boards. Light foxing in a few places, interiors otherwise clean and bright. * Second and final Italian edition. This comprehensive dictionary devoted to civil procedure and commercial law was originally published in Paris in 1834-35. It went through several editions during the nineteenth century. Versions were produced for France, Belgium and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which had a legal system founded on the Code Napoleon. 1 copy located in North America (at Harvard Law School). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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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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        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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        Paul et Virginie Suivi de la Chaumiere Indienne

      Paris: Furne, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. Half morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Unique copy, "tire sur papier de cette couleur," with 8 plates on China paper (including frontispiece and colored map), numerous illustrations in text, and an additional portrait of Bernardin de St. Pierre tipped-onto front flyleaf. Some light scuffing along spine and edges of boards.

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        Exploration of the valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department

      Washington: Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853,1854. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 2 vols. I: 414, [2], iii, [1] pp.; 16 plts. II: x, [2], 339, [1] pp.; 36 plts. Original government issue of these "Minute, accurate, and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries" (Sabin). These two volumes are parts I and II of Senate Executive Document no. 36, 32d Cong., 2d sess., consisting of Lieut. Herndon's description of following the Amazon itself and Lieut. Gibbon's account of his travels along the Amazon's tributaries in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. Many of the 52 lithographed plates are in duotone; some were done by Ackerman Lithography and some by P.S. Duval & Co., after views of scenery, buildings, and natives drawn by Lieut. Gibbon. Two volumes of maps, not present here, were issued separately. Sabin 31524; Palau 113897. Publisher's textured cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with gilt-stamped title; vol. I with spine sunned and cloth chipped at spine extremities; vol. II with corners bumped, cloth peeling away from spine and chipped at spine extremities, spine with gilt dimmed and small area of unobtrusive discoloration from now-absent label. Front pastedowns each with pencilled owner's name and institutional rubber stamp (no other markings); front free endpaper of vol. II starting to tear along inner margin. Mild to moderate foxing and spotting; a few text gatherings unopened. One plate in vol. I with short tear from outer margin, turning into a narrow scrape extending about halfway into the upper portion of the image; one leaf in vol. II with tiny portion (less than one word) affixed to opposing plate. Not a perfect set, but a perfectly fascinating one.

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

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

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      Cambridge/ London Deighton/ John W. Parker 1853. Bound, cloth, gold impression on back, fold out landmap as frontispice, original title page, 140 x 230mm., 188pp., fold out landmap at the end of the book, 4 landscape engravings ( 1 fold out too ). In this translation the exact meaning of Polybius has been preserved as far as possible. There is some light foxing to the first and the last pages, which is not strange considering the age of the book. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1853

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1853. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 505 pp. with 4 fold out maps and 17 diagrams and lithographed views. Cloth binding with official city seal in gold. 12mo. Minor scuffing to corners and slight glue residue on spine. Maps, illustrations and text in excellent condition. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ink inscription reads: Compliments of M...(?) Baker, Hon. John A. Dix July 19th 1853. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1853. First edition, rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include Broad Street, the Custom House, the Old Brewery Five Points, Junction of Broadway and the Bowery, and Staten Island Ferry & U.S. Barge Office at Whitehall Street. Maps include the City of New York (1853), the Commissioner's Plan of 1807 (by William Bridges), A New & Accurate Plan of the City of New York (1797) and Map of the City of New York shewing the original high water line and the location of the different Farms and Estates. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. John Adam Dix, who inscribed this copy, was a New York politician. He served as a Democratic U.S. senator (1845-49), Governor of New York (1873-74), and most notably, Major General in the Union Army. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        Sea Nile, the Desert, and Nigritia. Travels in Company with Captain Peel, R. N. 1851-1852. Directed by Joseph H. Churi, Maronite, of Mount Lebanon, with Thirteen Arabic Songs, As Sung by the Egyptian Sailors on the Nile

      London: Petter & Galpin for the Author, 1853. First Edition. 8vo. xii, 331, [1] pages, wood-engraved frontispiece of Homra tree. Title printed in Arabic and English. Original publisher's brown boards, with title in gilt to spine. Wear to spine and boards, mild occasional foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Nice original unblemished yellow endpapers. Rare. Churi (a Lebanese) according to his own account, trained at the College of Propaganda in Rome from 1842 to 1849. He later left Rome and made his way to London, where he gave lessons in Arabic, Latin, Italian and Hebrew. Captain W. Peel was amongst his pupils and persuaded him to accompany him on a tour of the Middle East between October 1850 and February 1851. The present work is an account of a second journey the pair undertook between August 1851 and February 1852. Captain Peel’s intention had been to travel to the center of Africa via the Nile, Darfur, Bargu and Barnu, however, fever forced the abandonment of the project before Churi reached Darfur. [ Hilmy I, 135.]. . First Edition.

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        [View of the Lake District]

      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. 13 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches. A stunning view of the Lake District, 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; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860, no. 387.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London : Groombridge and Sons, 1853 A fair copy of the 1st Edition of this comprehensive and authoritative work in 3 volumes published 1853-56. In the original decorative cloth bindings with gilt pictures of nests and eggs on the front boards and gilt titles and decorative design to spine. With 226 colour plates of nests and eggs - 54 being of nests. The plate numbering in the 1st edition is wrong (some plates from Vol I are included in Vol III) and although 232 plates are listed, only 226 were actually printed and included. The bindings have been protected by removeable cellophane coverings so look reasonably clean and bright. They are shaken however, and Vol I has a loose section and Vol II is beginning to show a break in the stitching at p 50. The corners show some bumping. Internally where the coverings are held together with sellotape, the tape has marked the facing section of endpaper. There are ink signatures of Jas M Fleming 1922 and Jas Fleming's chartered accountancy stamp to the feps. There is brown spotting to sections of all volumes - particularly the beginning sections and final leaves. Vol I is worst affected; Vol III is mostly unaffected. This spotting is occasionally visible on the plates, but most are in good clean condition. Many of the tissue guards are stained. In the first edition all the plates have the nests/eggs against a cream/pale green background and this background has offset to the tissue guards in some cases.

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        Sense and Sensibility

      LONDON : W Tweedie , 1853 An extremely rare early edition of Jane Austen's first novel bound as 2 volumes in one. In original red decorative cloth binding with gilt titles. The binding has had a cloth case repair - rebacking the spine and relaying the original endpapers. The book is clean and tight. Pages have gilt edges. There is a dedication on the fep - 'Anne Carter from her affectionate Aunt Martha 1860'. The title page has a vignette - 'Willoughby seeks an explanation with Elinor' and there is a frontispiece - 'Mrs Dashwood and her daughters visit Sir John Middleton'. Contents generally clean with occasional spotting and light browning to paper edges due to paper quality. Small light book - please enquire if you would like us to assess postage at cost.

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      New York: Printed for the author by George P. Putnam, 1853.. 336pp. plus frontispiece map and folding map. Original blindstamped brown cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer on front pastedown. Spine ends lightly worn, head of spine lightly chipped. Mild scattered foxing. A scarce work, providing a very good picture of army life during the Mexican War, including accounts of some of the major battles of the war, including the Battle of Monterey, and with material on the Texas Rangers. The author's regiment returned home after the Battle of Buena Vista. HOWES G156. SABIN 27330. TUTOROW 3387. GARRETT, p.139. HAFERKORN, p.45.

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        COLUMBIA MINING LAWS [caption title]

      [Columbia, Ca.: Gazette Print, 1853].. Broadside, 10 3/4 x 8 inches, printed in three columns. A bit of light foxing, mostly in the margins. Near fine. In a folding cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A rare broadside printing of the laws of the Columbia Mining District in California in 1853, created and enforced by the miners for their own self-government. The seventeen articles all deal with regulations for mining and claims. The first nine set out rules for making and operating claims. The next three address foreign ownership of claims. Article 10: "None but Americans and Europeans who have or shall declare their intentions of becoming citizens, shall hold claims in this district...." Article 11: "Neither Asiatics nor South Sea Islanders shall be allowed to mine in this district, either for themselves or for others." Article 12 sets out a punishment for any miner who sells a claim to an Asian or Polynesian. The final five articles set out rules for enforcing the laws, including the creation of a Miners Committee, and a system of binding arbitration. According to the text, the laws were adopted "at a meeting of the Miners of the Columbia Mining District, held Oct. 1st, 1853...," and the laws are signed in print by "C.H. Chamberlain, Pres." and "R.A. Robinson, Sec'y." "The item is of basic an example of how the California miners - or men beyond the reach of government anywhere else in our States and Territories, for that matter - banded together and enacted and enforced codes of law for their own protection" - Eberstadt. The COLUMBIA GAZETTE (which printed this broadside) was, according to Kemble, the second newspaper to operate in Columbia, starting operations in the fall of 1852. The first newspaper in the area, the COLUMBIA STAR, apparently printed only two or three issues in October-November of 1851, before the printing press was destroyed by vandals. Greenwood locates only three copies, at the California Historical Society, the Bancroft Library, and the Streeter copy, which was sold at the Clifford sale in 1994. Rocq lists a copy at the Huntington Library. OCLC adds copies at Yale, Library of Congress, University of California at San Diego, Stanford, and DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University. A rare and interesting example of the search for order in the tumult of the gold rush. GREENWOOD 381. ROCQ 15427. EBERSTADT 131:105. STREETER SALE 2735. CLIFFORD SALE 26. OCLC 29876358.

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      Adam and Charles Black 1853 Complete set of 48 vols. Small 8vo. 19th century dark green morocco. Banded spines with gilt scroll design to bands. Gilt titles. Green marbled boards, edges and endpapers . Frontis piece and extra engraved title to each vol . Some head chipping and occasional rubbing wear but overall very good complete set.

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        [Robert Stephenson Esq. M.P.]

      Published by Henry Graves & Co, Feb. 21, 1853. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State ii/iii with the artists' names and the sitter's facsimile signature. Facsimile signature in lower right margin. Prinsellers Association stamp in lower left corner. On fine India paper mounted onto thick white wove as issued. In excellent condition. Image size: 27 3/8 x 17 1/8 inches. 31 ¾ x 20 ¼ inches. 34 9/16 x 22 1/8 inches. This portrait of Robert Stephenson, the famous engineer who built the Britannia Bridge, is a wonderful example of an early coloured mezzotint. Robert Stephenson was the son of the famous engineer George Stephenson who invented one of the earliest steam locomotives. After studying at Edinburgh University, Stephenson joined with his father and founded one of the largest locomotive manufacturers in the world. In 1833, Robert was appointed chief engineer of the London and Birmingham railway, a project that was riddled with difficult engineering obstacles. Upon its successful completion, Robert went on to construct railways across the world and is regarded, along with his father, as one of the founders of railway engineering. Stephenson is best known for his design for the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait in Wales, which is pictured in the background of Lucas's robust portrait. Robert Stephenson was not only a talented engineer but also a beloved figure of his day. A contemporary writer described England's admiration for Stephenson best when he wrote: "Not to his mere mechanical skill does he owe his success in life. That might have been thwarted in five hundred ways by interested rivals; but men wish not to thwart those whom they love; and probably no chief of an army was ever more beloved of his soldiers that Robert Stephenson has been by the noble army of physical workers." O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British the British Museum 1; Lennox- Boyd & Stogdon, state ii/ii.

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      Washington. 1853.. 495pp. plus fifty-seven plates (some folding) and folding map. Two additional maps bound into a separate volume. Original blindstamped cloth; spine of text volume gilt; cover of map volume gilt. Spine of text volume faded; head of spine chipped. Cloth of both volumes lightly worn. Scattered foxing. Small tears in both large maps; large tears in lower portion of map affixed to front board. Owner's small inkstamp on titlepage of text volume and on verso of one large map in second volume. Bookplate in text volume. Good. Third issue, after the London and Philadelphia issues of 1852. This work is a report of the first extensive survey of the Great Basin, and a major landmark in the cartography of the American West, based on surveys made by Stansbury in 1849 and 1850. One of the large maps, "Map of the Great Salt Lake and adjacent country in the Territory of Utah," permanently established the topography and place names of northern Utah. The other large "Map of a reconnoissance between Ft. Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, and the Great Salt Lake in the Territory of Utah...," showing the overland trail, was based on the work of Stansbury, Gunnison, Preuss, and Carrington. See Wheat for an exhaustive discussion. This account is also important as a pioneering botanical study of the Great Basin. HOWES S884. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 764, 765, 766. WAGNER-CAMP 219:3. MINTZ 433. FLAKE 8360. GRAFF 3947 (1852 ed). FIELD 1490 (1852 ed). SABIN 90372. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1279.

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        Republic of Liberia

      Washington DC, 1853. unbound. very good. Case map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 27.25" x 41 5/8". Rare map of the coast of Liberia that reflects the country's history. Includes several insets of the major rivers in the area: Monrovia and Cape Mesurado, Junk River and Marshall, Edina and Grand Bassa, Ceston, Sangwin River and Sinou. Details include geographical features, depths and prevailing winds. The map denotes specific plots of land and when they were "acquired", from 1822 to 1849. The American Colonization Society first founded the region in the early 1820s for freed slaves as an alternative to emancipation within the United States. In 1847 the Americo-Liberian settlers declared independence and established the Republic of Liberia. This map, published only six years later, is a contemporary tribute to Liberia's development. Booklet missing. Wear along original folds, tear to right edge.

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

      1853 - 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). Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Boston Congregational Society Sermons

      Boston 1853 - Signed Book. Two sermons preached before the Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society in Boston.On leaving old and entering new place of worship. Boston: 1853. 1st ed. 8vo. 56pp. Inscribed by Parker.

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        Album photographique. Pau et ses environs.

      Pau, Imprimerie photographique de J.J. Heilmann 1853 - In-4 oblong de 18 photographies. Demi-basane verte, titre doré sur le premier plat. (Reliure de l'époque.) Album complet de ses 15 planches publiées, ce qui est rarissime, plus 2 autres photographies. Cet album a été réalisé d’après le procédé mis au point par J.J. Heilmann et John Stewart permettant d’obtenir des épreuves de toutes dimensions à partir du même négatif. « Cet « Album photographique » était un véritable recueil relié, de format in-quarto, visiblement destiné à concurrencer les albums de lithographies tant prisés par les voyageurs de l’époque. Il présentait en quinze épreuves, non signées pour la plupart, les principaux sites de Pau et des alentours. . Certaines vues étaient des montages assez curieux de personnages photographiés, entourés d’un décor champêtre dessiné par le peintre Victor Venat, ami de Heilmann, qui devait plus tard se reconvertir dans la photographie : c’est notamment le cas de la planche de titre et d’une autre, intitulée "Paysans des environs de Pau", [ "Costumes des environs de Pau", dans cet album.] . Ce recueil comportait à l’origine quinze planches : aucun exemplaire complet n’existe à ce jour dans les collections publiques française." (Pyrénées en images). Les épreuves sont sur papier salé à partir d’un négatif papier. Aux 15 vues de l’album "Pau et ses environs" ont été reliées dans l’album une photo, d’une autre série (chevaux et personnage), non signée, et une autre épreuve (Château de Pau et les Pyrénées) de plus grand format, attribuée à Heilmann. L’album est ainsi constitué : Titre - Vue de Pau prise du Parc. - Costumes des environs de Pau. [signée J.J. Heilmann] - Chaumière des environs de Pau. - Cathédrale de Lescar (Béarn). - [Une épreuve sans titre, calèche, chevaux et personnages en chapeaux haut-de-forme.] - Abside de la cathédrale de Lescar. - Vue de Pau [avec une lavandière au bord du Gave au premier plan]. - Le château de Coarraze (Béarn). - Chapelle de Bétharam (Béarn). - Pic du Midi de Pau. - Le pont de Lescun (Vallée d’Aspe). - Le Parc de Pau. - Château de Pau (Intérieur). - Sauveterre (Béarn). - La vallée d’Aspe (Béarn). - [Château de Pau et les Pyrénées enneigées au fond]. Cette dernière photo [88 x 212 mm], qui en principe ne fait pas partie de cet album, est de J. J. Heilmann. Elle est ici recadrée et un peu plus petite que celle du catalogue d’exposition (N°18), qui la date de décembre 1853. Joint : une photographie sur carton volant de la même époque montrant une cabane sur pilotis. Reliure frottée. La Lumière, n°31, 30 Juillet 1853. Pyrénées en images. de l'oeil à l'objectif 1820-1860. Catalogue de l'exposition au Musée national du château de Pau, 1995, pp. 44-46 et 58-61. // Plus de photos sur // // More picture on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esquisses Sénégalaises. Physionomie du Pays. Peuplades. Commerce. Religions. Passé et Avenir. Récits et Légendes. ATLAS ONLY

      Paris, P. Bertrand 1853 Petit in-4° en chemise. 31 pages d'explications des 24 planches. Sont présentes les planches 1 à 10, 13 et 14, 16, 19 à 23. Magnifiques planches gravées coloriées au pochoir. les coloris sont restés très vifs Bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Album of Pressed European Flowers,

      n.p. 1853-55, n.p. - Oblong 8vo. (about 4½ by 7½ inches.) 50 leaves (i.e., 100 pages) of stiff paper mostly white but some leaves of a grayish color. 41 leaves have been used; 9 remain in the rear without specimens. Contemporary binding pebbled morocco, all edges gilt. All original work. The title page is inscribed "Hard to please, her book", a skull and crossbones and "Sic Vita!". The first page contains two arrangements of flowers noted as Florence, Christmas Day. The next page gives us Cascine, Sunday Jan. 8th with two further dried arrangements. The book progresses through the Boboli Gardens, Top of the Duomo, many places in Rome (April), Naples (May), back to Florence, then a dried wreath pattern with "Italy 1854 B. B. fecit". The Tyrol. Constance, Paris (March, 1855), Roslyn Castle, London, and ends in London. The specimens are well preserved; a very few are noted lacking or detached, the morocco biding is lightly rubbed and a little discolored but overall this is a very good example of an early Victorian pressed flower album from a two year trip to the continent. We only wish we knew the identity of 'B.B.". Laid in is a card from Cairo dated Christmas 1888 containing a pressed arrangement of dried flowers highlighting a cross: "Blumen des hl. Landes" (Flowers of the Holy Land) and signed "E.W.H." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Militär-Schematismus des Österreichischen Kaiserthumes.

      Wien, K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1853. - Roter Ledereinband mit reicher, figürlicher und ornamentaler Goldprägung auf Rücken, Deckeln und Innenkanten. Goldschnitt. 22 x 14,5 cm. XXIV, 950, 218 Seiten. Mit einer Genealogie des österreichischen Kaiserhauses und umfangreichem Namensregister. - Der schöne Einband mit gekrönten Adlermotiven. An den Kanten leicht beschabt, etwas fleckig, vordere Vorsätze leimschattig. Sehr schönes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar aus dem hannoverschen Königshaus.

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      San Francisco:: Sun Print.,. (1853).. 11-1/4" x 9-1/4". 1st separate issue (Baird 167; Clifford 180). 1 sheet of lined, light blue laid paper, folded once vertically.. Subtle age toning to extremities. Fold lines, which are a bit tender. & starting at the edges. Still, a respectable VG copy.. "Thou shalt have no other claim than one." "Thou shalt not go prospecting before thy claim gives out." "Thou shalt not steal a pick, or a shovel, or a pan, from thy fellow miner; ..." "Thou shalt not tell any false tales about 'good diggings in the mountains' to thy neighbor ..." "Thou shalt not commit unsuitable matrimony.." So declares 'The Miner's Ten Commandments.' These divine rules of the California Gold Rush came about in the early 1850s, when keeping the Sabbath became a point of issue in Placerville [and other mining regions]. Such religious observance was favored by James Hutchings, but not so by many other residents. Their lack of spiritual reverence was lampooned, along with many other shady miner practices, by Hutchings in this famous, and subsequently oft- imitated, parody of the Ten Commandants. The work was first published 4 June 1853 in the Placerville Herald, and this the first separate publication. For more detailed history of this piece, see Kruska's HUTCHINGS, Chapter 5. . Text printed p. 4, in 3 columns, with a surrounding border of 11 wood engraved vignettes of mining-camp life, as drawn by Harrison Eastman. Eastman's images portray the temptations which the commandments exhort the miners to resist, such as gambling, drinking, staking false claims, stealing, fighting, lying, etc.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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