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        Villette

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American edition in cloth the paper wrappers edition is much rarer.“The novel, like its predecessor The Professor (then unpublished), is based on the author’s experiences in Brussels, here renamed Villette, and also has as its centre a pupil-teacher relationship…The novel combines a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

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        The MINER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS

      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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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. First Edition, bound from the original parts; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Illustrations by H.K. Browne. Bound in contemporary half dark blue calf over pebble-grain cloth sides, marbled endpapers, with title label and gilt rule to spine. Binding is in attractive, near fine condition. Owner name to vignette, plates particularly clean for a Dickens title. A handsome copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966).

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        Report of an Expedition down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      DC: Robert Armstrong, 1853. Senate Ex. Doc. 59, 32d Congress, 2nd Session. 1st, bound in 3/4 leather by an unknown binder; name "N.H. Walley" stamped at bottom of spine. Good only; both boards are loose, and have been held in place with new cords by a binder (in other words, not completely restored). Marbled paper of covers is heavily rubbed. A triangular piece at the top of the spine is threatening to chip off. Inside things are better. This copy belonged to Ruthven Deane (1851-1934), famous ornithologist, scholar and bookplate collector; his bookplate is on the marbled front pastedown. (The endpapers are split at the hinges front and back.) He was an early President of the Illinois Audubon Society, which preceded the National Audubon Society. On the first of 2 blank pages is the signature "Ruthven Deane, 1.Mch.1849." Beneath this, in a different pen, he had begun to write "List of birds" but the ink was bleeding, so he wrote on a thick card, "List of birds by Dr. S.W. Woodhouse on page 58, Also autograph letter of the author. R. Deane." He pasted this card in, along with a newspaper notice of Woodhouse's death, dated 24 Oct. 1904. Samuel Washington Woodhouse (1821-1904; note that both men lived 83 years) lost the use of a finger to a rattlesnake bite on this expedition; apparently his companions advised him that the best treatment was to stay drunk all night. The AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Woodhouse is tipped in at p. 58, where his section on birds begins; he also wrote the section on Mammals, and the Medical Report. It was written to Mr. Deane in Philadelphia on May 28th, 1900, and concerns an upcoming trip to Boston on the way to Maine. There is scattered but minimal foxing in the text. The plates (with the usual 1st-state numbering problems) are very clean, with only a bit of toning around the edges. Plates 13-21 of Plants have some foreedge tears, and some upper corners creased. The large map is in about good plus condition; several tears at its hinge have been repaired, and there are a number of sm. holes where folds intersect. It is lightly toned but clean and free of foxing. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        REPORT OF AN EXPEDITION DOWN THE ZUNI AND COLORADO RIVERS

      Washington. 1853.. 198pp. plus large folding map (detached) and seventy-eight plates (one folding, some tinted). Original blindstamped cloth. 1 x 3-cm. chip at head of spine, a few light scattered fox marks, else very good. A presentation copy from Charles Sumner, inscribed on the front free endpaper in a secretarial hand: "C.E. Stowe, 1854, from Hon. Chas Sumner." Sitgreaves and his party traversed the country from northern New Mexico to San Diego in the summer and fall of 1851, crossing northern Arizona and descending the Colorado to Yuma before crossing the desert. This report is notable for its many lithographed plates of scenes along the route, as well as flora and fauna. The natural history specimens are described by John Torrey. Wheat calls the map "a monumental achievement...generally correct and exceedingly well done." HOWES S521. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 763. FIELD 1414. WAGNER-CAMP 230:1. MEISEL III, p.134. SABIN 81472. GRAFF 3809. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE VI, p.403.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. First Edition, bound from the original parts; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." In addition the page number of 219 lacks the final digit (not called for). Illustrations by H.K. Browne. Bound in contemporary half brown calf over marbled sides and endpapers, with title label and gilt rule to spine. Binding is rubbed but robust, inner paper joints cracked, plates browned to edges (as usual). A very good copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966).

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        EL MORO EXPOSITO CORDOBA Y BURGOS EN EL SIGLO DECIMO, LEYENDA EN DOCE ROMANCES (TOMO I.) (Hand Illuminated Watercolor Miniature Frontispiece)

      Mexico: Imprenta De Vicente Segra Arguelles. Good. 1853. Hardcover. Three quarter black leather bound cover with blue marbled boards has heavy wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean with mild foxing. Illuminated miniature frontispiece. On the frontispiece is handwritten in similar ink "pagina 81". It is unknown whether this reference means that the illustration relates to page 81 of the text, or was perhaps an illumination taken from an older manuscript from which it was page 81. Engraved headpieces and tailpieces. .

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        Cuentos, mentiras y exageraciones andaluzas, escritas en verso por.

      - [2ª Ed.] ilustrada.- Madrid: Imp. de M. R. y Fonseca, 1853.- 2 Vols. (170 p., 2 h.; 178 p., 1 h.): con 6 laminas grabadas en madera o xilografías de tipo costumbrista; 8º menor (16 cm.).- [SIGUE]: MERY, M. R.- Un matrimonio de París. (Novela de costumbres).- Madrid: Imp. de la Biblioteca del Siglo, 1848.- 194 p.; 8º menor (16 cm.).- [SIGUE]: DUMAS, Alejandro.- Gabriel Lambert. Novela de.- Madrid:Imp. de la Biblioteca del Siglo, 1848.- 163 p.; 8º menor (16 cm.).- [SIGUE]: DUMAS, Alejandro.- Gabriela de Laval. (Leyenda histórica).- Madrid: Imp.de la Biblioteca del Siglo, 1848.- 24 p.; 8º menor (16 cm.).- Todas la obras en un solo volumen encuadernado en Plena Piel de la época con planchasen seco.- Los dos tomos de Franquelo son muy interesantes para el conocimiento del costumbrismo andalúz en general. LAS CUATRO OBRAS QUE CONTIENE ESTE VOLUMEN SON RARAS EN EL MERCADO. el papel de la edición es algo deficiente, pero en general se encuentra en muy buen estado, conalgunas motitas de humedad en varias hojas de las obras de Mery y Dumas. La encuadernación aunque con pequeñas rozaduras y 5 minúsculas perforaciones, se encuentra en excelente condición. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Record/School District No.4,Township No.30 North,Range No.5, Smith Schl,Sunbury, Livingston Co., IL,1853-1890,

      Adams & Blackmer, Rockford, IL,. Poor cloth bound hand-written book. Cover is quite worn on spine, edges and corners, peeling front and back. Front hinge cracked and loose. End papers and title page loose. Other pp are lightly tanned with darkened edges, one page loose. Consists of minutes of annual school board meeting with elected officials, cash book, register of teachers, summary of pupil attendance with remarks concerning the teachers (not all complimentary). 13 1/2 x 8 1/2", pp not numbered.

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        Australien och dess guldregioner

      G?theborg,: Gumpert & Comp., 1853.. Small octavo; a fine copy in the original cloth-backed boards, a little stained and rubbed but otherwise very good. Very rare: an early and exotic goldfields guide, probably the first Scandinavian work on the Australian gold rushes.Kann was born in Sweden in 1813 but lived abroad for most of his life. He would seem to be the Charles Albert Moses Kann registered in the Jewish Community in Stockholm in the early nineteenth century, where he is entered as simply "Moses Kahn", with the note that he 'vacated and called himself Charles Albert Kann'. He lived in Copenhagen for many years, working as a translator and language teacher, and at some point in the late 1850s - certainly after the publication of this particular book - he moved to Deal in England where he worked as a shipbroker. He died in 1866.All of his works are rather uncommon, and this charming and significant guide for the immigrants in Australia includes lengthy notices of New South Wales and Victoria, with brief but detailed comments on may towns in both states, as well as more general notes on climate and the like. The work also contains several amusing stories of successful gold diggers.Ferguson knew only the Mitchell Library copy of this work, which has since been acquired by three other Australian institutions: the National Library of Australia, and the State Libraries of Victoria and Queensland. There was also a Copenhagen version (Australien og dets Guldegne, Ferguson, 11049b).Ferguson, 11049a.

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        Souvenir du Rhin. Album de vues pittoresques entre Mayence et Cologne., [Sammlung der schönsten Rheinansichten von Mainz bis Köln]

      EMC chez L.J. Kirchberger oJ. [Datierung nach HBZ] 1853 - 1, 21Bll. 21 Tafeln in Aquatinta mit je einem farbigen Seidenpapier-Vorsatz, Alle Tafeln in der Platte signiert: "sculp. J.J. Tanner" Nicht bei Schmitt, nicht bei Sander. Schöne komplette Ausgabe von 1853 mit nur wenigen unauff. Stockflecken: ****Ansichten von: Mayence [Mainz), Bieberich, Rüdesheim, Bingen, Rheinstein, Bacharach, Pfalz-Caub zu Gutenfels, Oberwesel, Lorelay, St. Goar, Welmich, Sternberg et Liebenstein, Braubach et le Marxbourg, Stolzenfels, Coblenz et Ehrenbreitstein, Ems, Andernach, Apollonarisberg, Nonnenwerth - Rolandseck et Drachenfels, Godesberg et les sept monts, Cologne. *****Tanner, Johann Jakob (der Jüngere) (1807 Herisau - 1862 Frankfurt am Main). Thieme Becker, Bd. 32 S. 432 - Schweizer Aquatintastecher; 1832-35 in St. Gallen, um 1836 in Bern, um 1838 in Darmstadt, um 1847 in Mainz, um 1853 in Gießen und zuletzt in Frankfurt a.M. ****Von Tanner stammen einige der - unter anderem in diesem Bändchen versammelte - schönsten in Aquatintamanier radierten Ansichten aus dem Rheinland. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 499 23,5 x 18 cm, quer Original-Pappband, berieben, an den Kanten bestoßen, Papier durchgehend leicht stockfleckig.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1853 Concord, MA: 28 Dec, 1853. Two page letter. Creased where previously, a few light spots of foxing, otherwise excellent. Emerson responds to a request to be in Buffalo. He explains that he has been away and must leave for Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago. Recipient notes that the letter was received on January 1st, 1854..

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        Map of the Basin of the St. Lawrence, showing also the Natural and Artificial Routes Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Interior of North America

      James B. Johnson, Montreal 1853 - Size : 880x1925 (mm), 34.625x75.75 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, minor browning along the fold, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        VILLETTE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Hardcover. An Extraordinarily Fine Copy of the Fragile First American Edition of "Villette" 191 x 133 mm (7 1/2 x 5 1/4"). [2], iv, 502, [6], 6, [6] pp. (including ads at the front). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Original blindstamped purple cloth, gilt spine titling. In a matching custom-made folding cloth box with printed paper spine label. Front free endpaper with signature of James T. Blanchard. Smith (Brontë) pp. 152-53. Spine gently and evenly sunned, one upper corner bumped, one very small spot on front cover, a breath of marginal foxing here and there, but all of these imperfections obviously trivial. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, AS WELL PRESERVED AS ONE COULD HOPE TO FIND, of a very fragile book, its joints and hinges entirely unworn. This is the first American printing of a major Victorian work of fiction, offered here in the original publisher's cloth binding in a remarkable state of preservation. As was the case with "Jane Eyre," Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) put much of herself and her own experiences into the heroine of "Villette," the author's final novel. The protagonist here, Lucy Snowe, is a thoughtful young Englishwoman who takes a position as a teacher in a French school reminiscent of the Hegers' school in Belgium, where Charlotte taught in 1842-43 and where she fell desperately in love with the very kind but very married Constantin Heger. Heger is transformed in "Villette" into the hero, Paul Emmanuel, Lucy's mentor, and Lucy's love-hate relationship with Catholicism undoubtedly mirrors Charlotte's own mixed feelings. She wrote the novel, with its varied characters and intriguing twists of plot, in a difficult period of her life. Her three siblings had died, and Charlotte, sharing the lonely Haworth Parsonage with her father, suffered from depression and bouts of illness, yet she was heartened by her growing renown as a novelist. One will not find a better copy of our first American edition, which appeared in the same year as the original London printing.

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        Costumes Suisses

      Lucerne: Freres Eglin, (c. 1850s). 22-panel panorama of hand-colored lithographs. The tiny illustrations show men and women from the different Swiss cantons in their native dress. The images are meticulously colored, with the small costume and background details showing careful attention. In the original marbled boards and housed in the original paper sleeve with hand-colored, lithographed label showing a Swiss chalet. This costume book is not recorded in any of the the major costume references. Gumuchian lists a similar item with only twenty costumes; he does not note the publisher, however, which is clearly printed on the sleeve of this copy. With ownership inscription dated Lucerne, 1853. (See Gumuchian 4069 and Welsh 2045). (2 3/4 by 2 1/8; 70x53mm).

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        PREGHIERA ALLA VERGINE ( PRAYER TO (PRAYER TO THE VIRGINAND LEGENDS OF ST. GEORGE AND ST. MARGARET) Fine Facsimile Edition of Illuminated Manuscript

      Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. <p>The manuscript 1853 of the Biblioteca Civica in Verona is a parchment illuminated codex, realized during the second half of the 13th century. Its average size is 17 × 24 cm and it is made up of 42 sheets (i. E. 84 pages). The first 2, written in semi-cursive Gothic, contain the Prayer to the Virgin, one of the most ancient lauds in Veronese vulgar. The rest of the manuscript, fully illustrated, presents 2 texts written in rotunda Gothic: the legends of St. George of Cappadocia (ff. 3r-26r) and of St. Margaret of Antioch (ff. 27r-37v). In the end of the codex two full-page illuminations portray Christ almighty with the four evangelists and St. Christopher. The manuscript was bought by the Biblioteca Civica in 1881 for 200 lire of the time. In a document its provenience is written to be from the convent of St. Mary Magdalene which, since 1350, ruled the Franciscan one of St. Mary of the Virgins. The latter hosted, between the 13th and the 14th century, many young girls of the Veronese aristocracy, included one from the ruling family Della Scala, to whom the monastic life was imposed. This has led scholars to suppose that the manuscript, meant to foster the achievement of a life of deep spirituality, followed a young noblewoman in her life in the convent. </p><p>An extraordinary story in imagesThe artistic importance of the manuscript is due to the 78 extraordinary miniatures that illustrate the legends of St. George and St. Margaret. The result is a wonderful narration in images, the peculiarity of which is the continuous relation between text and illustrations. On the one hand this confirms one of the characteristics of medieval miniature &#150; especially in religious and liturgical manuscripts, also because of the necessity of a direct and straight comprehension of God&#146;s message &#150;; on the other hand, all the illuminations, perfectly preserved, stand out for the unusual and incomparable amplitude, for the connections in style with frescoes of the same period in Verona and for the evident influence of Bolognese painting. </p><p>Legend of St. GeorgeA good 55 miniatures illustrate the legend of the tribune George of Cappadocia, from the moment in which he announces his Christian faith to the emperor Dacianus to his beheading, after 7 years of tortures. The final image of the legend is the most famous one: St. George riding transfixes with his lance the dragon that a princess keeps on a leash. Later, around 1435, Pisanello would paint the same scene on his fresco for the church of St. Anastasia in Verona. </p><p>Legend of St. MargaretTwenty-one miniatures decorate the legend of St. Mar­ga­ret, young shepherdess in Antioch with whom Olibrius, Roman governor, becomes infatuated. The refusal of the girl is considered an act of rebellion against the power of the Roman emperor and therefore she is savagely tortured and sentenced to death. The story of the Saint has always been one of the favorite subjects in Christian art, both in the East (10th century frescos in the churches of Goreme, in Cappadocia) and the West (the well-known painting of Tiziano, dated 1550). </p><p>The facsimile editionThe edition, authorized by the Biblioteca Civica of Verona, is printed on a specific paper; each folio is punched following the edges of the original manuscript. The binding is made of wooden boards covered with red leather with straps and clasps. The commentary volume, edited by Daniele Bini, presents the complete transcription of the text and essays by Agostino Contò and Giuseppa Z. Zanichelli. </p> .

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        Cubist Postbox

      Saltaire: 1853 Gallery,, 1992. Offset lithograph and pen on postcard. Sheet size: 17.6 x 13 cm. Excellent condition. Signed in black pen by Hockney lower middle. This image was taken from a felt tip pen drawing by Hockney titled Cubist Postbox, and he has added extra shading in black pen. Cubist Postbox was used to launch the postage stamp Hockney designed to mark the single European market. This is a first day postcard with Hockney&#39;s stamp, the card is addressed to Brian Baggot in Hockney&#39;s hand. Brian Baggot was a friend of Hockney and he co-authored with Hockmey "Hockney Posters." In 1999 Baggott sold his collection of signed Hockney posters at Christie&#39;s for £94,000.

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        La Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ écrite par les Quatre Évangélistes, coordonnée, expliquée et développée par les SS. P?res, les Docteurs, et les Orateurs les plus cél?bres et les Hommes les plus éminents qui aient paru dans l'Église depuis les Temps Apostoliques jusqu'? nos Jours; rédigée et présentée aux gens du monde .

      Abel Pilon, [ 1853]., Paris - First edition of a profusely illustrated Jesuit life of Christ, whose plates were engraved from the numerous devotional pictures by Flemish masters collected by the Jesuit father Jérome Natalis. 2 vols., folio (445 × 280 mm), pp. 160; 111, [1] plus 130 steel engraved plates on papier de Chine, mounted, tissue guards. The guards often quite spotted, the plates thus usually clean. Publishers' brown morocco backed cloth boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Romance of Indian Life / by Mrs. Mary H. Eastman ; with Other Tales, Selections from the Iris, an Illuminated Souvenir

      Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo, 1853. 1st Edition. Description: xvi, 298 p. , 12 leaves of plates : col. Ill. , ports. (chromolithographs) ; 24 cm. Subjects: Indians of North America --Literary collections. Notes: Includes chromolithographs by C. Schuessele after drawings by Capt. S. Eastman, published by P. S. Duval. Very good copy in the original title-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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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&#39;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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        History of England

      London, John Murray,, 1853-54. from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles. 1713 - 1783. 7 volumes, small octavo. Contemporary half dark tan calf, titles and decoration to spines gilt, single morocco title label crimson, dark brown cloth boards, green plain endpapers, red speckled edges. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown, a few small nicks to spines, volume 7 is slightly bowed, an attractive set. Third Edition, Revised.

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        A True Description of Three Voyages by the North-East Towards Cathay and China: Undertaken by the Dutch in the Years 1594, 1595 and 1596

      London: The Hakluyt Society, 1853. Rare First Hakluyt Edition. Complete with all the maps. 8vo. 8 pages of advertisement, listing Hakluyt publications and list of members, [4], cxlii, [2], 291 pages. With frontis folding map and 3 other fold-out maps, one of which is in colour and 12 double page engravings. original publisher&#39;s blue boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, gilt vignette of the ship "Victoria" to front board. In Very Good Condition, internally exceptionally clean and bright. The book contains three accounts of Dutch voyages in search of a North-Eastern passage to China, undertaken in the 1590s. The Dutch were not successful in establishing a North-East passage, but the stories of the expeditions and of the courage and endurance of the men who took part in them make for fascinating reading. Many editions lack the maps. This is the scarce Hakluyt edition, complete with all the maps. . First Edition.

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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.

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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

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#146;s morocco, gilt, extremities worn but a sound and internally clean example. a.e.g.

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        AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;s signature in facsimile. Also included in this is Frederick Douglass&#39; "The Heroic Slave," Douglass&#39; only work of fiction. , "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. .

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. Very Good. In publisher&#39;s original green blind-stamped cloth, Smith&#39;;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&#39;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.

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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&#39;s Pictorial. The November 26, 1853, issue contains a Publisher&#39;s Notice under the masthead notifying readers that the "Illustrated News" had merged with "Gleason&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Eye View of Washington from the Capitol, Bird&#39;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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        Villette

      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&#39;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&#39;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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        Hyperion: a Romance. FINE COPY: FOSTER&#39;S ILLUSTRATIONS IN SIGNED OLDFIELD BINDING

      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&#39;s Sporting Tour; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford&#39;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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        COLTON&#39;S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP WESTERN STATES COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS

      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&#39;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.

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        Colton&#39;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.&#39;, paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s works and letters. Complete in eight volumes. Each volume features an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. Contains 45 engraved plates. &#39;Comprising his poems, correspondence, and translations. With a life of the author by the editor, Robert Southey&#39;. 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 &#39;the best modern poet&#39;, 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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