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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.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Ewerlöf.

      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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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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        Principles of geology, being an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface, by references to causes now in operation.With Autograph Letter by Lyell. London: John Murray, 1830-32. First edition.

      "A classic by the 'father of modern geology', presenting the doctrine of uniformitarianism, namely, that the processes of the past must be judged by those of the present. This was important in the development of the Darwinian theory of evolution" (Horblit). Dibner 96; Horblit 70; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 140; Norman 1398; PMM 344(note). <br/><br/>"Lyell's Principles of Geology revolutionized the science of geology. The work had two major and controversial goals: First, to establish a strict uniformitarian theory of the earth based upon a knowledge of the existing causes and effects of geologic change; and second, to give a specific meaning to the term 'geology' and establish its proper position relative to the other physical sciences. Unlike many geologists of his day, who believed that the earth had been subjected in the past to events unparalleled in modern times, Lyell argued that the order of nature in the past was uniform with that in the present, and that therefore all geological phenomena should be attributed to the gradual action, over sufficient time, of modern geological processes. Lyell's work had profound influence upon Charles Darwin, who read the Principles aboard the Beagle. Not only did the work shape Darwin's understanding of geology, but its discussion of the problems of evolution stimulated Darwin's thinking on the subject." (Norman).. 3 volumes, 8vo (219 x 138 mm), pp xv [1] 511; xii 330 [2]; xxxi [1] 398, 109, plus 4pp. publisher's advertisements, 11 plates, including 3 engraved frontispieces (2 hand-colored), and 3 maps (2 folding, 2 hand-colored). Contemporary calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Binder's ticket (Wm. Smith, Edinburgh) and ex-libris and signature of Arthur Frazer (dated 20 February 1853) to front pastedown and title pages of all three volumes. A light damp stain to the first frontispiece, otherwise very clean and fresh throughout. Accompanied by an autograph letter from Lyell: "Dear Mr Conway, / Miss Buckley tells me you may perhaps call this afternoon [and] as I am obliged to go out to the Geological Council, I have left out for you Mr Mott's paper which she tells me you would perhaps like to see. I am sorry to miss seeing you [and] wish you a good audience for your lecture on my friend Boucher de Perthes on Sunday. / Truly yours, / Cha. Lyell. / Nov 18 1874

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

      Richardson Hermanos No. 23 Cornhill. Londres [London]:: Richardson Hermanos, No. 23, Cornhill.. (n. d.).. 8vo. 'Edicion Castellana.' 1st Edition in Spanish (?). Ca late 1850s. 12 pages of preliminary text. Unpaginated. 8 page "List of Agents to Lloyd's. May, 1853" at rear. "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned" follows, with 3 pages of adverts concluding text.. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Modest extremity wear. Front hinge starting. Age toning to paper.. A VG copy.. A very rare edition of this maritime staple first published by Marryat, ca. 1817. No copies recorded in the NUC, none located on OCLC, with KVK locating an 1866 edition in Universitat Polit&#142;cnica de Catalunya. . 7 color plates.

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