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        Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Journal of a trip to Darien.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of... Collected by himself.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1853).. Ten volumes, small 8vo. Frontispiece and engraved title in each volume, some with offsetting, foxing to front and rear blanks, marbled endpapers, sides and edges, armorial bookplates. Contemporary dark blue half calf, gilt spines with brown labels, spine a little darkened, some minor marks otherwise an attractive set. A set first published in 1837.

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

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

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      Lippincott Grambo & Co. Philadelphia:: Lippincott Grambo & Co.,. (1853).. 4to. 12-7/8" x 9-1/2". 1st edition (Howes E-17; Sabin 21682; Wagner-Camp-Becker 222a). 84 pp of text.. Publisher's deluxe full leather binding with elaborate gilt stamping to spine & boards (joints professionally reinforced). AEG. Yellow eps.. Prior owner name stamp & inscription to front eps. Eps also with. erasure mark of prior owner. Usual bit of foxing & browning to. paper. A VG copy.. While not a particularly rare book, when found, it is invariably offered in cloth, not as here, i.e., the publisher's deluxe leather binding. . Frontispiece, engraved title & 25 steel engraved plates by S. Eastman, U.S. Army.

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        Bleak house. london, bradbury and evans, 11, bouverie street, 1853.

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of

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

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

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

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        Lexicon Universi Corporis Juris in Quo Repertorium Sententiarum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Three Musketeers. Translated By William Robson

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

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        Volume on the History of the State of New York from Franklin Pierce's library

      Book: History of the State of New York, by John Romeyn Brodhead, First edition, Harper & Brothers, New York: 1853, 801pp, 6" x 9.5", rebound. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, with the respectful regards of The Author, March 1853".

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        Die Zeit Constantin's des Grossen.

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

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

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        The novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart : with all his introductions and notes [ Waverley novels - complete in 5 volumes ]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, [1853-1856], 1856. 2nd Edition in this form. Physical desc.: 5 v : illus., frontis. (port), facsims ; 25 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir (1771-1832) - Waverley novels. Scottish literature - 19th century. Added illus. title page to each volume. Title pages for vols. 1, 3, 4 & 5 dated 1856; vol. 2 t-p.: 1855. Frontis. (port.) of author to volume 1. 2nd edition in this form, originally published: Edinburgh : Robert Cadell, 1843-1847. Text in double columns. Waverley novels were originally published between 1814-1831. Volume 4 includes The Keepsake Stories: My Aunt Margaret's mirror; The tapestried chamber; Death of the Laird's jock. Glossary: v. 5, p. 829-847. Contents: v.l. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Rob Roy. Old Mortality. -- v. 2. The black dwarf. Legend of Montrose. Heart of Mid-Lothian . Bride of Lammermoor. Ivanhoe. The monastery. --v. 3. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The pirate. The fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the peak. --v. 4. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well. Red gauntlet. The bethrothed. The talisman. The two drovers. My Aunt Margaret's mirror. The tapestried chamber. Death of the Laird's jock. --v. 5. Woodstock. The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The surgeon's daughter . Castle dangerous. Good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled leather labels to spines with raised bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and slightly worn as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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      London: Richard Bentley, 1853.. Two volumes. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, in 19th century style, gilt labels, edges rough trimmed. But for some very isolated minor foxing and a few negligible marginal smudges, a very good set. No half- titles are called for. First edition, second issue, with the cancel titles dated "1853." The original London printing, which preceded the U.S. edition by two months, consisted of only one thousand sets. As a consequence of their tepid sales, in 1853 Bentley bound up remaining sets of sheets of this title, of REDBURN, and of THE WHALE in several forms of remainder cloth bindings, including two-and three- volumes in one format, with cancel titles bearing the new date. In the remainder format, both due to the somewhat smaller quantities issued thus, as well as to the exceptionally vulnerable multi-volume in one format, they are much less often seen than the primary issues. BAL 13661. SADLEIR (EXCURSIONS), p. 227-8.

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        The Works of Daniel Webster **6 Volumes** [Hardcover] by Gordon, George W

      1853. Hardcover. Good. A beautiful set. Includes both the 6 volume works of Daniel Webster and 2 volume Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster. 8 volumes in total. Half calf leather, in good condition. Gold gilt decorative spines. Blue marbled cover and blue marbled edges. All the books exhibit very limited cover wear. Would be near fine, but for college library markings, with book plates and stamps on the first and last pages. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 19th edition, 1885 and 1875 printings respectively. Pictures available on request. Ships daily.

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      [Various places and dates, as described below].. Various paginations, enumerated below. Most of the treaties are in folio format, with a few (noted below) in octavo. The entire collection is in a single folio volume bound in 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Fine. A great collection of Mexican treaties, including sixteen made within the first twenty years of Mexico's independence from Spain, and also including the exceedingly rare Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty, and the official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War. In all, the collection charts the progress of Mexican international relations and diplomacy in the first thirty- five years after independence and comprises treaties with the United States (six in all), European powers (including their former mother country, Spain), and other South American nations. Though the origin of this volume is unknown, it was quite possibly compiled by a member of the Mexican government or of the Mexican diplomatic corps in the mid-19th century. The volume is prefaced with a manuscript title reading: "Coleccion de Tratados Celebrados con la Republica Mexicana." As noted, a highlight of the collection is the extremely rare Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty of 1853, by which the United States created its present southwestern border, and Mexico gave up parts of what are now present-day southern Arizona and New Mexico. The United States had also pressed for the states of Sonora and Baja California as well, but Mexico did not accede to that deal. The official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (one of only 500 copies, according to Palau) is also present. Also included is Mexico's 1823 treaty with Colombia - the first the newly- independent Mexico made with another nation, as well as the 1826 treaty with Great Britain, which was the first Mexican treaty with a European power. Several of the treaties with Britain include articles by which Mexico agrees to end the slave trade. Mexico's treaty with Spain of 1838 - by which Spain formally recognized Mexican independence and made peace with her break- away colony - is included here in the rare official folio edition. Many of the treaties of the 1820s and '30s carry clauses accommodating the relative inequality of Mexican commerce and shipping vis à vis the United States and European powers. The treaties, conventions, and other documents - in the order in which they are bound in the volume - are as follow: 1) [Mexico-Colombia Treaty]: PRIMERIA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. SECCION DE ESTADO. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1825]. [5]pp. Folio. Mexico negotiated a treaty of amity and commerce with the new republic of Colombia in the fall of 1823, but it was not ratified until Sept. 20, 1825, and printed immediately thereafter. This is the first treaty between Mexico and another power, and probably the first treaty of Gran Colombia as well (which then encompassed Ecuador and Venezuela as well as Colombia). 2) [Mexico-Great Britain Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO, DEPARTMENTO DEL EXTERIOR...EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1827]. 12pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. The first treaty between Mexico and a European power, this amity and commerce treaty was negotiated in London in December of 1826 and ratified in Mexico on Oct. 29, 1827. This was a significant diplomatic victory for England, which was embroiled in Caribbean trade disputes with the United States (John Quincy Adams would close American ports to British shipping from Caribbean colonies the next year). The U.S. still lacked a treaty with Mexico, and this insinuated British influence against American expansion. 3) [Mexico-Great Britain Treaty]: TRATADO PARA LA ABOLICION DEL TRAFICO DE ESCLAVOS, CELEBRADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. BRITANICA. [Mexico City. 1843]. [2],18pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. Part of England's crusade against the slave trade, this treaty was agreed to in 1841 and ratified in 1843. Mexico had outlawed slavery on gaining independence. 4) [Mexico - Slave Trade]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES INTERIOR Y ESTERIORES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1851]. Folio broadside. An 1851 proclamation calling for aiding England in enforcing prohibition of the slave trade, and citing the provisions of the 1841 treaty to that effect. 5) [Mexico-Netherlands Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL EXTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. 9pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and Dutch. Folio. Treaty of amity and commerce between Mexico and the Netherlands, negotiated in 1827 and ratified in 1829, the second treaty between Mexico and a European power. 6) [Mexico-Denmark Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR...EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. [9]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. This treaty of amity and commerce with Denmark was negotiated in 1828 and ratified in 1829. 7) [Mexico-Hanover Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. 15pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French and in Spanish and English. Mexico's campaign to establish good relations with the major European powers continued with this treaty with a major German state, agreed to in 1828 and ratified the same day as the Denmark treaty, on Oct. 29, 1829. Actually, only the first two pages (printed in Spanish and French) relate directly to Hanover, the rest being taken up by a printing of the Mexican treaty with Great Britain of 1826 (item 2 above). Logical, if one remembers that the British monarch, George IV, was also the King of Hanover at the time. 8) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...EL DECRETO...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO Y NAVEGACION ENTRE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1832]. 21pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This is the second treaty between Mexico and the United States, negotiated in 1831 and ratified in Mexico on Dec. 1, 1832. The Mexican government had refused to sign a treaty of amity and commerce until a boundary treaty had been concluded, and that treaty, negotiated in 1828, was ratified the same day. The clauses were fairly standard for such a commercial treaty, with the interesting addition of a clause by which the powers agreed not to incite hostile Indians to attack each other. Since Texas was then a part of Mexico, this treaty applied to trade with Texas as well, but Streeter fails to note a Mexican printing of the treaty, only listing the Congressional printing. MALLOY, p.1085. PALAU 339368. 9) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR...UN TRATADO PARA LA DEMARCACION DE LOS LIMITES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1832]. 5pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This brief treaty adds an extension to the 1828 treaty of limits, which contained a deadline on ratification, so as to allow its passage with the amity and commerce treaty. Like the 1828 treaty and the amity and commerce treaty, it was ratified in Mexico on Dec. 1, 1832. MALLOY, p.1084. 10) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO, DEPARTAMENTO DE EXTERIOR...QUE A EFECTO DE FACILITAR EL CUMPLIMIENIO DEL ART. 3 DEL TRATADO DE LIMITES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1836]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. By this treaty, negotiated in 1835, the United States and Mexico added a clause to the 1828 treaty of limits, agreeing to commissioners meeting to survey the boundary of the U.S. and Mexico, especially along the Sabine River. By the time this was ratified the point was moot; Texas had seized independence and the Sabine boundary no longer existed. The day set for ratification was, in fact, the same day as the Battle of San Jacinto. MALLOY, p.1099. STREETER TEXAS 1257a (two copies, and noting a 1958 auction record of $400). 11) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES...CONVENCION PARA EL ARREGLO DE RECLAMACIONES DE CIUDADANOS DE LOS ESTADOS- UNIDOS DE AMERICA, CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This treaty, the fifth chronologically between Mexico and the United States, attempted to set up a structure for settling claims of citizens. Many U.S. traders in Mexico had claims there, and many Mexicans who had lost property in the Texas Revolution now made claims against the U.S. These nagging problems received no real settlement here. MALLOY, p.1101. 12) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: TRATADO DE PAZ, AMISTAD, LIMITES Y ARREGLO DEFINITIVO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS ESTADOS- UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[second titlepage, in English, reads:] TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, BOUNDARIES, AND DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC.... Mexico City. 1848. 55pp. printed in Spanish and English on facing pages. The official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war of 1846-48 between the United States and Mexico, and resulting in the formal cession of the entire Southwest and California to the United States. Agreements were reached for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico, the payment of Mexican claims, and the formal cession of territory (the U.S. had already occupied all of the land). The theoretical boundaries were set out and arrangements for boundary commissioners were made. By this treaty the U.S. made an addition of land only equalled by the Louisiana Purchase and the Alaska Purchase. An important American treaty, here in a scarce printing (only 500 copies, according to Palau). MALLOY, p.1107. PALAU 339389. 13) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO RELACIONES EXTERIORES...UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1854]. [8]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. The extremely rare official printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty, agreed to on Dec. 30, 1853, and ratified the following year. By this agreement the United States purchased what is now the southern part of the states of Arizona and New Mexico, thus securing the land needed for the southern route of the transcontinental railroad. The main U.S. negotiator, James Gadsden, had attempted to buy Baja California and Sonora as well, but was rebuffed. This was the last addition to the land mass of the continental United States, and the eighth treaty chronologically with Mexico. MALLOY, p.1121. 14) [Mexico-Saxony Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTERIOR. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD Y COMMERCIO...EL REY DE SAJONIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [5]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Another early Mexican treaty with one of the German states, following Hanover in 1829. As with that treaty, the formal signatory was the British king (in this instance William IV), who was descended of the House of Hanover. 15) [Mexico-Chile Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL VICE- PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS- UNIDOS MEXICANOS...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO Y NAVEGACION ENTRE LOS ESTADOS- UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LA REPUBLICA DE CHILE...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [4]pp. Folio. The first Mexican treaty with Chile, and the second with a South American power, after Gran Colombia in 1825. The treaty was ratified on Oct. 1, 1833. Not in Palau. 16) [Mexico-Peru Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR, EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO, Y NAVEGACION, ENTRE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LA REPUBLICA DEL PERU...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [5]pp. Folio. The first Mexican treaty with Peru, and the third with a South American power, following closely on the heels of the Chile treaty, being ratified on Nov. 20, 1833. This was very shortly after independence was gained from the Spanish, and Peru still included Bolivia. PALAU 339369. 17) [Mexico- Prussia Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y S.M. EL REY DE PRUSIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1836]. 11pp. Printed double columns in French and Spanish. Folio. Treaty between Mexico and the most important of the German states, ratified on April 16, 1836. 18) [Mexico-Spain Treaty]: TRATADO DEFINITIVO DE PAZ Y AMISTAD ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. CATOLICA. [Mexico City. 1838]. [7]pp. Folio. Certainly the most important Mexican treaty before Guadalupe Hidalgo, this treaty with Spain officially recognized that Mexico was now independent from the mother country, established peace between the two countries (they had technically been at war since the Revolution), agreed to conclude treaties on claims and commerce, and settled other differences. This official folio printing is not in Palau, who notes only a quarto printing of 1843. PALAU 339375 (another Mexico printing). 19) [Mexico-Spain Treaty]: SECRETARIA DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES...UNA CONVENCION ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y LA ESPANA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1854]. [5]pp. Folio. This convention, negotiated between 1851 and 1854, sought to settle outstanding differences between Spain and Mexico, mainly relating to claims and commercial problems. 20) [Mexico-France Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE PAZ ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y EL REINO DE FRANCIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. This peace treaty ended the so-called "Pastry War" between France and Mexico. The French had blockaded the main Mexican port of Vera Cruz in an attempt to collect claims due French citizens. After landing some troops, an agreement was negotiated and the French withdrew. 21) [Mexico-France Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UNA CONVENCION ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y EL REINO DE FRANCIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [3]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. A convention for the settlement of claims which had prompted the French blockade of Vera Cruz. 22) [Mexico- Hanseatic League Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES Y GOBERNACION. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE PROVISIONAL...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y LA CIUDADES LIBRES Y ANSEATICAS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1842]. 11pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Commercial treaty between Mexico and the Baltic and north German ports of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburg. 23) [Mexico-Austria Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. EL EMPERADOR DE AUSTRIA, REY DE HUNGRIA Y DE BOHEMIA.... [Mexico City. 1843]. [2],12pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Mexico's first treaty with the Austro- Hungarian empire, which later provided its ill-fated emperor, Maximilian. PALAU 339383. 24) [Mexico-German States Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO CELEBRADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS REINOS Y ESTADOS GOBERANOS DE ALEMANIA.... [Mexico City. 1856]. 14pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and black-letter German. Folio. General commercial treaty between Mexico and nineteen German states, including some, such as Prussia and Saxony, with whom treaties already existed, and numerous smaller principalities. 25) [Mexico-Sardinia Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO, ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. EL REY DE CERDENA. [Mexico City. 1856]. [2],10pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and Italian. Folio. Commercial treaty with Sardinia, then including northern Italy. PALAU 339396. 26) [Mexican War]: EXPOSICION DIRIGIDA AL SUPREMO GOBIERNO POR LOS SENORES COMISIONADOS QUE FIRMARON EN GUADALUPE EL TRATADO DE PAZ...[manuscript title]. [Mexico City. 1848]. [3]- 28pp. Leaves individually mounted on larger sheets. Lacks printed titlepage. This pamphlet discusses the Mexican side of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the new boundary with the United States, and includes instructions from the Mexican government to their boundary commissioners. TUTOROW 4125. 27) [United States-Mexico Relations]: WASHINGTON, MARCH 23, 1847. SIR: THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAVING REPEATEDLY REJECTED THE FRIENDLY OVERTURES OF THE UNITED STATES...[caption title]. [Washington. 1847]. 14pp. Folio. This proclamation, ordered by U.S. President Polk and promulgated by the Treasury Department, asserts that since the Mexican government would not make terms: "It is the right of the conquerors to levy contributions upon the enemy in their seaports, towns, or provinces...." The document then lays out the taxing powers of the military government, especially to collect customs revenues. There follows a table of "Tariff of rates, setting up the customs system, and providing rates. 28) [United States-Colombia Treaty]: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION...WHEREAS A GENERAL CONVENTION OF PEACE, AMITY, NAVIGATION AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA...[caption title]. [Washington. 1825]. [2],9pp. printed in double columns in English and Spanish. Folio. The official U.S. printing of the first treaty between the United States and another American power. Eager to extend their hemispheric influence in the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. was ready to establish diplomatic ties with the new South American republics. Gran Colombia, encompassing most of present Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, and part of Ecuador, was the first of the new Republics to make a treaty with the U.S. A landmark in American diplomatic history. MALLOY, p.292. 29) [United States-Peru Treaty]: TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF PERU. [Washington. 1852]. 23pp. printed in double columns in English and Spanish. Folio. The United States concluded a treaty with Peru- Bolivia in 1836, but civil war tore that original republic apart. This is the first treaty with the reconstituted republic, with boundaries close to those presently existing. This was particularly important to the United States because of the many American vessels which put into the port of Lima. 30) [United States-France Convention]: CONSULAR CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH. [Washington. 1853]. 10,[1]pp. printed in double columns in English and French. Folio. The second American consular convention with France, replacing that of 1788. MALLOY, p.528.

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        Report . . . vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor

      Boston, 1853. No Dust Jacket. [Jackson, Charles Thomas (1805-80)]. Stanley, Edward and Alexander Evans. Report to the House of Representatives of the United States of America, vindicating the rights of Charles T. Jackson to the discovery of the anaesthetic effects of ether vapor, and disproving the claims of W. T. G. Morton to that discovery. 57pp. [Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1853.] 221 x 145 mm. Quarter morocco, antique style. Original printed front wrapper bound in.Very good copy, inscribed by Jackson on the front wrapper: "Dr. A. A. Hayes with the respects of his friend Charles T. Jackson." First Edition, issue with front cover title reading "Congressional report . . ."The "Ether Controversy," a rancorous dispute between W. T. G. Morton, Charles T. Jackson and Horace Wells over who deserved the credit for discovering inhalation anesthesia, began in 1847 and ended only with Morton's death in 1868. In late November 1851 Morton, who had hoped to make his fortune from ether anesthesia, made his third petition to Congress for a monetary reward for the discovery. Morton's claims to priority were reviewed by a congressional committee headed by William H. Bissell. The Bissell committee issued a report in favor of Morton, but two dissenting members, Edward Stanley and Alexander Evans, authored the present minority report supporting Jackson's priority. There are two issues of the report, one with the front wrapper title beginning with the words "Congressional report," and the other reading "The ether controversy." Jackson presented this copy to his friend Augustus A. Hayes, a Boston chemist who developed a method of distilling concentrated chloric ether for use as an anesthetic; see Warren, J. M., Surgical Operations with Cases and Observations (1867), p. 618. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, ch. 17.

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

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

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture or Theory and Practice Blended in Ship Building

      D. Appleton: Illustrated with More Than Fifty Engravings. 45 Pgs. Plates, 1853. Brown/gilt spine. Professionally restored with new cloth covers with tooled leather work attached to front, mull, tube, headbands, new endpages, pages restored. All plates present, clean, (8) 420 pgs. Index. mild foxing. An impressive work. Quite rare OCLC lists 2 copies. From a Bath, Maine estate.. Third Edition. leather/cloth. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Maritime.

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      Bradbury and Evans 1853.. First edition. ERecent blue half calf. Gilt banded spine. Marbled boards and end papers. pp. 624. Illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). Bound w/o half title. Some plate margin oxidisation. Attractive copy

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        Compiled Laws of the State of California: Containing All the Acts of a Public and General Nature, Now in Force, Passed at the Sessions of 1850-51-52-53 [etc.]

      California's first compiled laws, providing the state's first four years of legislation, based on the acts as enrolled (as opposed to printed), with notes of California Supreme Court opinions provided as applicable and a massive (100 page) index. Modern sheep, morocco label, gilt, a bit of light staining and dustiness, some browning, but a good copy. Published by S. Garfielde, Benicia [Boston, Press of the Franklin Printing House], 1853.

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        A Treatise on the Practice of the Courts of the State of California, Carefully Adapted to the Existing Law. Cohen 9076

      Only edition of the first legal treatise on California law, treating first of the courts' jurisdiction and practice in the general courts, probate courts, and justices courts, followed by subsequent chapters devoted to California's substantive law. Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, a bit rubbed, some staining, mainly to the lower margin, else quite a good copy. Banks, Gould & Co., 144 Nassau Street [etc.], New York, 1853.

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        Mascher´s Improved Stereoscope.

      Philadelphia. Patent March 8th. 1853 C. 1855-1860. Closed case 12 x 15,5 cm. Two identical albumen prints under a mat with double oval windows. A viewing panel with two lenses can be lifted to view the photographs, creating a three dimensional image. The photographs are slightly hand coloured. Brown leather case with hinges and a lock. The flip up viewing panel with company name and patent date in gilt. Gilt decoration along the inner rim of the case. Gilt brass mat.. Slight wear to the case. Some spots and discolouring to the mat. Very nice condition.. A very charming stereoscope. These kinds of viewing devices were in vouge for a short time in the 1850s. They surfaced around 1852/1853 and were just about obsolete by 1860. Due to the short popularity they are quite uncommon today. The Masher Stereoscope was intended for daguerreotypes, but ambrotypes and albumen prints were also used in the device. John F. Masher invented the present stereoscope model in 1853. He received praise from the scientific community for his compact and easy to use sterescope model. Scarce

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        The Chronometer`s Companion;

      or A Compendium of Nautical Astronomy, comprising methods for finding the Latitude by Meridian Altitudes, by reduction to the Meridian, and by The changes of the Sun`s Altitude in one minute of time; together with the method of finding the time by the sun and stars, and the Longitude by Chronometer, and by the Sun`s depression below the Horizon. London, James Imray 1853. 8:o. Frontespiece,vi,(2, 1 blank),155,(1 blank),32 (Catalogue) pp. Publisher`s cloth, decorated in blind and stamped gilt centerpiece on upper board. Spine slighly faded and with spot. 22,5 x 14,5 cm

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        Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes [The Discovery of the Nature Printing-Process] oder die Erfindung, von ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien, wenn sie noch so zarte Erhabenheiten und Vertiefungen an sich haben, durch das Original selbst auf einfache und schnelle Weise Druckformen herzustellen, womit man sowohl weiss auf gefärbtem Grunde drucken und prägen, als auch mit den natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann, ohne dass mann einer Zeichnung oder Gravure auf die bisher übliche Weise durch Menschenhände bedarf. [In: Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Fünfter Band].

      Wien, 1853. Large 4to. Extract from "Denkschriften..." bound in a beautiful recent dark green half calf binding in contemporary style, w. gilt title and gilt line-ornamentation to spine. Vellum corners, and green and brown marbled paper over boards. Some very minor browning. A beautiful and very handsome copy. Bound with the title-page and contents-leaf of the entire volume; Pp. 107- 110 + all 12 plates (one of them is printed on both recto and verso, out of the thus 13 plates, 8 are coloured).. The rare first printing of this seminal article, which constitutes the first work on the "nature printing" process (also called "Naturselbstdruk", "Originaldruck", "photoxygraphie", or "typographia naturalis"), and which not only explains the process for the first time, but which also depicts the perfection of the technique (with the 12 magnificent plates). It is also this article which coins the term "Naturselbstdruck" ("nature printing") and "Originaldruck".Auer begins the article with stating that three great moments stand out in the cultural history of the peoples in respect to press, namely the invention of the script, Gutenberg's artistic printing process, and the discovery of how NATURE gives itself to PRINTING (P. 107: "Drei grosse Momente ragen in der Cultur-Geschichte der Völker in Bezug auf die Presse hervor - die erfindung der Schrift - Gutenbergs künstliche Druckform - und die Entdeckung, wie die NATUR SELBST zum DRUCKE sich hingibt."), and then he goes on to explain, how it is possible, in seconds and with almost no costs, to procure a printing-plate, which resembles any original to such a degree that one could mistake it for the original, without employing an engraver or an illustrator. Before Auer goes on to explain the circumstances under which the article as well as the discovery of the nature printing came about, he concludes the first section by stating that "The quickest manufacturing, unsurpassed resemblance to the original, an innumerable number and the greatest inexpensiveness of the obtained imprints are the most characteristic properties of this procedure which has been discovered in the Wiener k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei." (p. 107: "Schnellste Anfertigung, unübertreffliche Ähnlichkeit mit dem Originale, zahllose Menge und grösste Wohlfeilheit der erlangten Abdrücke sind die bezeichnendsten Eigenschaften dieses in der Wiener k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei entdeckten Verfahrens.").The Austrian printer, inventor, and botanical illustrator, Alois Auer (1813 - 1869) was highly regarded for his printing skills, his typographical knowledge, and his inventive character. In 1841 he became the director of the Austrian State Printing House, which produced illustrated volumes of scientific interest, and he was widely active during the 1840s and 1850s, during which he produced a number of interesting and important works, the most important one being his seminal work on the nature printing process, which was the first work on the subject. In "The Discovery of the Nature Printing-Process", Auer set out to demonstrate and explain that which he saw as a mile-stone in the history of printing. By describing and depicting in detail the use of the material itself that needed to be depicted (e.g. rocks, wood, plant, lace) by impressing it into gum or upon lead, he intended to produce "artistical-scientific objects", a technique by which one could greatly reduce the problems and costs of producing works of natural history. The tecnique was wisely used by botanists (such as Ettinghausen and Pokrony) and illustrators (such as Bradbury).In 1854 the work was printed in book form for the first time

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      Köpenhamn, H. H. Thiele, 1853. 8:o. (2),IV,(4),81,(1 blank,8,1 blank,14) s. Häftad i samtida nött tryckt omslag. Ryggen defekt och bakre omslaget helt loss. Genomgående lagerfläckig och lös i häftningen. Sista opaginerade följden ouppskuren. Med en handskriven dedikation från utgivaren till Ludvig Manderström. Från Ericsberg.. Nordström Bibliografiskt supplement till N. V. E. Nordenmark Astronomiens historia s. 225-26. Henric Brandel (1739-1828), som verkade som svensk generalkonsul i Alger under 26 år, var även en hängiven amatörastronom och studerade flitigt himlakropparna under sin vistelse i Algeriet. Där utarbetade han "myriaden", ett eget kronologiskt system, omfattande en period av 10000 år med början år 2000 f.Kr. Myriaden grundade sig på beräkningar av Brandel över solårets längd och var avsedd förutom att ge en noggrann kalender för en lång tid framåt även att enhetligt förena de olika folkens tideräkningar. Någon fullständig framställning av sitt myriadiska system utgav han aldrig. Franska nationalkonventet övervägde dock att införa systemet 1793. Frans Anton Ewerlöfs mor hade uppfostrats i generalkonsul Brandels familj i Alger och medföljt denne till Sverige. Ewerlöf, som även han kom att beträda den diplomatiska banan och sluta som svensk generalkonsul i Köpenhamn, vistades under ungdomsåren i det Brandelska huset och hade där tillfälle att förvärva goda språkkunskaper, särskilt i franska och italienska. För att återgälda familjens tacksamsamhetsskuld till beskyddaren Henric Brandel utgav Ewerlöf efter hans död "La myriade". Carl Jedvard Bonde tillhörde de stora köparna på bokauktionen efter utrikesminister Ludvig Manderström

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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