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        Kasteel Vaeshartelt - Muller + Lemercier, 1853.

      VOGELVLUCHT GEZICHT OP KASTEEL VAESHARTELT?Plan g?n?ral des trois ch?teaux Vaesharteld?, lithografie in kleur vervaardigd na 1853 door Theodore M?ller, uitgegeven door Lemercier te parijs. Afm. (incl. tekst) ca. 46 x 60 cm. In lijst.In 1841 kocht de Maastrichtse industrieel Petrus Regout het 118 hectare grote, van oorsprong middeleeuwse landgoed, in opdracht van koning Willem II om dienst te doen als koninklijk jachtslot. Na de dood van Willem II dood kwam het kasteel in 1851 in handen van Petrus Regout zelf, die het eerst als buitenverblijf, vanaf 1863 als vaste verblijfplaats ging gebruiken. Op een 7 ha groot terrein liet hij vanaf 1853 door de Belgische tuinarchitect J. Gindra een Engelse landschapstuin aanleggen met exotische bomen, ruime gazons waarin bloemperken, vijvers, fonteinen (aangedreven door een stoommachine), prieeltjes en follies lagen. Op korte afstand van Vaeshartelt liet Regout de bestaande villa Klein Vaeshartelt verbouwen. Bomenlanen verbonden Vaeshartelt met andere landgoederen van Petrus Regout in het gebied ten noorden van Maastricht, zoals kasteel Meerssenhoven en La Grande Suisse.Binnen enkele jaren na het overlijden van Petrus Regout in 1878 was het grootste deel van de parkversiering verdwenen. De familie Regout heeft het kasteel enkele generaties in bezit gehad, tot 1953. Daarna was het gebouw enkele tientallen jaren in gebruik als jeugdherberg. Thans is er een luxueus hotel in gevestigd.Op deze imposante prent zien we Groot Vaeshartelt in volle glorie, als het ware in vogelvlucht vanuit de lucht geschilderd. Het Paleisje vormt met de Oostvleugel en het Koetshuis een carr? rondom de eerste Binnenhof. De verlengde Noordvleugel en de schuur vormen met de eeuwenoude tuinmuren een tweede carr?. Nu ligt daarin de Geheime Tuin, toen waren daar de nutstuinen. V??r het kasteel zien we het pas aangelegde park van Gindra met waterpartijen en vijvers. Met de grote en de kleine brug, de pagode met badhuis en bibliotheek, de ijskelder met theekoepel. Rechts het monument voor de Koning. Links het boerderijcomplex. Daarachter: vele hectaren bossen, akkers en velden. De bomenlanen zijn goed zichtbaar en hadden toen dus al een behoorlijke leeftijd. Bij de entree het chalet en het prieel, en in de Weide voor den Pachter het gebouw op palen. Op de voorgrond zien we Klein Vaeshartelt, gelegen aan de grote weg van Maastricht naar Nijmegen. Daarv??r nog de pas aangelegde spoorweg van Maastricht naar Aken. Regout was daarvan ??n van de pioniers.Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba.

      B. May y Ca, / Berlin, Oilprinting Storch & Kramer, (1853), - in-4to oblong, 28 planches en chromolithographie (page de titre incluse) avec légendes en espagnol + 1 carte dépl. de l?ile + 1 plan de la ?Havane, rousseurs surtout dans les marges, reliure en toile rouge d?origine, plat devant avec titre doré dans un décor pressé à froid, dos restauré. Das berühmteste Ansichtenwerk Cubas Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der ursprünglich aus Bordeaux stammende Mialhe war Schüler von Francois Edouard Picot (s. Benezit 7,382). Er wanderte nach Cuba aus, wo er als Lehrer an der Kunstakademie wirkte. Daneben veröffentlichte er 3 Ansichtenwerke mit Veduten und Szenen aus dem Volksleben, die schnell populär wurden und etliche Nachahmer fanden, so z.B. Bernardo May.An attractive album of 28 Cuban views of daily life in the mid-19th century, with views of the countryside, local sights, street views, and a panorama of Havana. These views appeared first in Louis Marquier?s series Viaje pintoresco al rededor de la Isla de Cuba (Havana: 1847- 1848) with lithographs by Pierre Mialhe. Bernardo May copied these and issued them between 1851 and 1853 when a plagiarism suit was brought. As the result of the lawsuit, May issued the present chromolithographed versions. Original red cloth with gilt title, stains on first cover, spine renewed, plates with thumbling and stains in the white margins mainly. In all a very good, complete copy with the folded map of the island and a town plan of Havanna.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Palau 167989. - Sabin 17748. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype: Giving the Most Approved and Convenient Methods for Preparing the Chemicals, and the Combinations Used in the Art: Containing the Daguerreotype, Electrotype, and Various Other Processes Employed in Taking Heliographic Impressions.

      S.D. Humphrey, New York 1853 - 12mo. Red blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering. 144pp. Very good. Very faintest of edgewear; text block faintly age toned. Quaint early bookplate on front pastedown depicts a chimp crouching on a stack of tomes, chin in hand as he ponders the skull in his other hand. A tight and lovely first edition in an attractive early 20th century rebind. Very scarce early manual by influential early daguerreotypist Samuel Dwight Humphrey (1823-83), first editor of the "Daguerrean Journal" and author of the 1849 "A System of Photography Containing an Explicit Detail of the Daguerreotype" and one other photography manual, all three of which went through several editions. A superb copy of this rarely seen manual. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The story of Mont Blanc.

      London, David Bogue, Fleet Street MDCCCLIII, 1853, - in-8°, 1 hand coloured engraved frontispiece (the ascension of de Saussure) + XII, title with vignette + 219 p. (+ 1), illustrated with 29 woodcut vignettes (including 5 initials and a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, ill. by William Beverly), p. 198-199 with brown stain from pressing flowers, and several other stains, flyleaves renewed, old library stamp from ?Adelaide? (Australia), recent h.-leather with corners, spine with 5 bands, title & author gilt. First edition, illustrated with in all 30 figures of which the handcoloured frontispiece, a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, a view of Genève, Martigny and Chamonix, and a series of views showing mountaineers on their climbs to the mountains and glaciers.«The story of Mont-Blanc» is an ample historical excursion on Chamonix and Mont-Blanc. It also contains Albert Smith's account of his own ascent in 1851, the 36th, which first appeared in «Blackwood's Magazine» for January 1852, followed the same year by its first appearance in bookform. ?Cet ouvrage constitue la première véritable monographie sur le Mont-Blanc. Il est une des dernières manifestations de la période des "glacières" et, par sa popularité, il a contribué à l'avènement d'une nouvelle génération d'alpinistes. L'édition la plus recherchée reste l'édition originale anglaise de 1853? (Perret). Il y a qqs taches dues aux fleurs séchées entre les pages.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Classics in the literature of mountaineering 10; Neate 715 and S86; Farquhar 10; Lehner, Die Eroberung der Alpen 340 and 621; Perret 4074 (but indicates 22 vignettes); Rean 117; Meckley -. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave... Rappresentato per la prima volta al Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venezia li 11 Marzo 1851 L'opera completa per Canto e Pianoforte ridotta da L. Truzzi. [Piano-vocal score].

      Napoli: Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo Successore di B. Girard et Co. [PNs 9934-10399], [ca. 1853]. Oblong folio. Quarter dark red cloth with red textured paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performance and table of contents, verso blank), 5-175, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Raffaele Mirate, Felice Varesi, Teresina Brambilla, Feliciano Pons, Annetta Casaloni, Laura Saini, Paolo Damini, Franceso Kunerth, Angelo Zuliani, Andrea Bellini, Luigia Morselli, Antonio Rizzi, and Annetta Modes-Lovati. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and scuffed. Minor foxing; many leaves with text underlined in red crayon; minor dampstaining to lower blank corners of final leaves; pp. 9-10 partially detached. Early complete Neapolitan edition. Rare. Hopkinson 53A(m). Worldcat (2 copies only, at Harvard and the Morgan Library). OCLC nos. 57289978, 270557807. Rigoletto was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 11, 1851. "The premiere, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto...) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        Rigoletto Melodramma di F.M. Piave. Rappresentato per la prima volta al Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venezia li 11 Marzo 1851 L'opera completa per Canto e Pianoforte ridotta da L. Truzzi. [Piano-vocal score]

      Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo Successore di B. Girard et Co. [PNs 9934-10399], Napoli 1853 - Oblong folio. Quarter dark red cloth with red textured paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performance and table of contents, verso blank), 5-175, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Raffaele Mirate, Felice Varesi, Teresina Brambilla, Feliciano Pons, Annetta Casaloni, Laura Saini, Paolo Damini, Franceso Kunerth, Angelo Zuliani, Andrea Bellini, Luigia Morselli, Antonio Rizzi, and Annetta Modes-Lovati. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and scuffed. Minor foxing; many leaves with text underlined in red crayon; minor dampstaining to lower blank corners of final leaves; pp. 9-10 partially detached. Early complete Neapolitan edition. Rare. Hopkinson 53A(m). Worldcat (2 copies only, at Harvard and the Morgan Library). OCLC nos. 57289978, 270557807.Rigoletto was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 11, 1851. "The premiere, with a cast that included Raffaele Mirate (Duke), Felice Varesi (Rigoletto.) and Teresa Brambilla (Gilda), was an enormous success, and the opera, in spite of continuing problems with local censors, almost immediately became part of the basic repertory, being performed more than 250 times in its first ten years. Rigoletto has never lost this position and remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the international repertory." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House. Illus. by H.K. Browne.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853 [c.1863?] - FIRST EDITION, later issue. Half title, front. & engr. title, printed title, plates. Orig. green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine very slightly dulled & rubbed. v.g. Smith 10: the secondary binding, identical to the primary binding of Dombey and Son (with a chain-like design within triple-ruled borders). A later issue; the first edition sheets, but with undated engraved title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, suivant la classification de M. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire. Avec l'indication de leurs moeurs, et de leurs rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture.

      Paris, L. Curmer, 1853, - in-4°, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + XLVIII (48 p.) + 425 p. (+ 1) + 1 ff. (errata), illustré de 500 xylogravures + 20 planches sur fond teinté + 15 planches en couleurs et gommées, pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure en demi-cuir originale verte, dos orné or, début d?une pt. fente aux charnière également dans la charnière int. devant. Bel exemplaire. Première édition (la 2e édition parut en 1855). Bel ouvrage classique avec ses 35 planches dont 15 ont été superbement coloriées à la main. Les oiseaux sont posés dans leur environnement naturel. Les figures en noir ont été gravées par L. Dujardin, Brunier, John Quarley, Deschamps, e.a. / Fine copy of this natural history book on birds, with 15 beautiful handcoloured plates and 20 lithogr. plates, text in French.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen IVB 542; Vicaire V/189-190.

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        A dictionary of the technical terms used in the sciences of the musalmans = Kitab kashshaf istilahat al-funun [2 volumes}

      F. Carbery, Bengal Military Orphan Press, [Calcutta] 1853 - Text in Arabic. Bound as two volumes (complete). Printed from 1853-1862. Bibliotheca Indica / Asiatic Society of Bengal. A number of leaves have some tears, but have been archivally stabilized. Some leaves (table of contents) have browned with chipping along the fore-edges and some tears. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. Thiis is a heavy two volume set. Size: 29 cm tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Solitary rambles and adventures of a hunter in the prairies

      John Murray, London 1853 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [xvi], 326, [2] ads; 7 engraved plates including frontispiece; small chip to foot of spine, names in ink to front endpapers, a bit shaken, still about very good and sound in original decorative black and white cloth gilt. Palliser (1807-1887) is best known for his explorations of the 49o and 50o parallels in North America (1857-1860) which helped determine the boundary between the United States and Canada. In 1847 Palliser traveled to the U.S. to hunt in the west and northwest among the Indians. Howes H-43. Sabin 58333. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SOLITARY RAMBLES and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies.

      John Murray, London 1853 - 8vo, pp.xix, 326. An early classic of western adventure, hunting and exploration. with the original pictorial title page and seven other tissue-guarded illustrations. Howes P43; Rader 1578; Sabin 58333; Smith 7856; Storm 3168. Bound in grey-brown speckled cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt-embossed buffalo on the front board. Two pages of advertising at end removed. October, 1853, signature of former owner inside front board; gift inscript. dated 1895 opposite. Book shows spine slant, with small tear to cloth at top of front joint. Minor wear to board edges. Hinges split but binding holding. Very minor foxing to margins. Overall, in quite good condition for age, now seldom seen in original binding. Bound in original cloth with embossed buffalo to front board [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

      - Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion's Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: "Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482; Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. – Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, »die gesammte Photographie« darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: »I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten; II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier; III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas; IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein« (Halleur 1853, 16). – Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta. Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      London: 11, Bouverie Street: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 G, 1st ed, 40 pls. In half calf over contemporary worn marbled boards, new tips. Re-spine, retaining the original, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf label, faded gilt tooling. Internally, frontis, [5], (viii-xvi), [1], 2-624 pp, 40 pls (inclusive of frontis & eng tp), bound without the half title, with 3 of the 4 first edition points, some foxing, torn corner to 1 pl,offsetting & light water stains, ink name to fep (JC Billington 1940), hinges strengthened. (Folio, 132*214 mm), (Podeschi A31)

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        Dialogues and a small portion of the New Testament in the English Arabic Haussa and Bornu languages

      First edition, oblong folio, 116 lithographed pages, the outer wrappers chipped and the stitching slightly loose, housed in a drop-down green buckram cloth box, with black leather title label on the upper cover, a good copy of a scarce item.  London, Printed by Harrison & Sons,

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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.

      John Murray. 1853 - Half title, folding front., five maps & a further ten plates, illus; front. sl. spotted with occasional light spotting to text. Leading f.e.p. a littled oxidised. Orig. brown cloth by Remnant & Edmonds, pictorially embossed in blind; repair to head of spine otherwise a nice crisp copy. Contemp. ownership signature of Charles Alfred Cooper. Advertising label of the RTS on leading pastedown. The copy of Charles Alfred Cooper1829-1916, British journalist, author and co-founder of the Walter Scott Club. Cooper was editor of The Scotsman newspaper for twenty years between 1896 and 1906. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1890 and wrote two books in addition to his autobiography, Letters on Egypt and Letters on South Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 British Museum.

      London: John Murray, 1853 - Octavo. Original brown fine-ribbed polished cloth, title gilt to spine, intricate decoration of the Great Winged Bull across the spine and both boards in blind, red-brown surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket (Remnant and Edmonds) to rear board. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (J. Field, 65 Regents Quadrant, London) and later ownership inscription ("Douglas Grant, bought at Southwold") to front pastedown. Mild fraying to spine-ends, tips lightly bumped, very faint mark lengthwise on front board, inner hinges superficially cracked but firm, prelims lightly foxed, the occasional minor spot or mark to text-block, marginal spotting to plates, folding plan facing p. 67 with short closed tear to stub and a little frayed on fore edge, the image unaffected. A very good copy. Engraved folding frontispiece and 4 similar plates (all but one folding) depicting plans and elevations, one plate of inscriptions, 8 tinted lithographic plates, 2 engraved folding maps to rear, profuse wood-engraved illustrations to the text, several full-page. First edition. Uncommon in the highly apposite original cloth, surely one of the most attractive cloth bindings of the mid-19th century; with the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785–1861), "England's earliest female bibliophile", whose famous library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, Dibdin believed to place her "at the head of all female collectors in Europe" (ODNB). Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (ODNB). "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon Layard's [accounts] are among the best written books of travel in the language" (Ency. Brit.). Abbey Travel 364; Atabey 687; Blackmer 969. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West; or, The Experience of an Early Settler. In Two Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1853 - Two volumes in one. Original green diapered, blindstamped cloth with gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers, pp. [vii]-xix (i.e. vii, complete), 311; viii, 344. 1 musical score with English translation of the lyrics from the native tongue by the Indian Missionary, Peter Jones. Covers scuffed and soiled, corners bruised and soft, endpapers tanned at around the margins from the turn-ins, otherwise a very good, clean copy. "Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) came to Canada in 1825. He first spent time in Newcastle District and then later cleared some property for a farm in Otonabee Township. He later sold his farm and purchased land in Douro and there he began clearing land at the present site of Lakefield. He was active in church, military and town life. In 1847 he became a Major and in 1851 he was the Reeve of Douro for three years. He also became a Justice of the Peace. During the years of 1828-1831 he worked for John Galt in the Canada Company. In his later years Samuel established an agriculture school for young men and boys interested in pioneer farming. Around the same time that Samuel moved to Douro his sisters Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie arrived in the area. His sister Agnes edited a book "Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West" which was based on Samuel's writings." - from the Trent University Archive, Strickland Fonds Size: Stout Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

       \"Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion`s Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: \"\"Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin\"\"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482; Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. – Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, »die gesammte Photographie« darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: »I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten; II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier; III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas; IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein« (Halleur 1853, 16). – Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Collected Lectures Of B. G. Niebuhr, On Roman History; Ancient History, Including The History Of Greece; Ancient Ethnography And Geography (Eight Volumes, Complete)

      Walton And Maberly, London [1852 - 1853] - English Language Edition Of The Lectures On Greek And Roman History, Eight Volumes, By Barthold Georg Niebuhr (27 August 1776 ¿ 2 January 1831). Beautifully Bound In Full Tan Calf, Five Bands, Red Morocco Title Label, Green Morocco Author/Volume Label, Elaborate Gilt Tooling, Gilt Ruled Borders And Devices On Covers, Brightly Marbled Endpapers, And Matching Marbled Page Edges, All Very Well Preserved With Just Slight Rubbing. Niebuhr, A Danish-German Statesman And Historian, Became Germany's Leading Historian Of Ancient Rome And A Founding Father Of Modern Scholarly Historiography. Classical Rome (Rather Than Greece) Caught The Admiration Of German Thinkers. By 1810 Niebuhr Was Inspiring German Patriotism In Students At The University Of Berlin By His Analysis Of Roman Economics And Government. Historians Generally View Niebuhr As A Leader Of The Romantic Era And Symbol Of German National Spirit That Emerged After The Defeat At Jena. But He Was Also Deeply Rooted In The Classical Spirit Of The Age Of Enlightenment In His Intellectual Presuppositions, His Use Of Philologic Analysis, And His Emphasis On Both General And Particular Phenomena In History. He Was Born In Copenhagen, The Son Of Carsten Niebuhr, A Prominent German Geographer Resident In The City. His Father Provided His Early Education.The Precocious Young Niebuhr By 1794 Was Already An Accomplished Classical Scholar And Who Read Several Languages. That Year He Entered The University Of Kiel, Where He Studied Law And Philosophy. In 1796, He Left Kiel To Become Private Secretary To The Danish Finance Minister, Count Schimmelmann. But In 1798 He Gave Up This Appointment And Traveled In Great Britain, Spending A Year At Edinburgh Studying Agriculture And Physics. Of His Stay In Great Britain, He Said ¿My Early Residence In England Gave Me One Important Key To Roman History. It Is Necessary To Know Civil Life By Personal Observation In Order To Understand Such States As Those Of Antiquity. I Never Could Have Understood A Number Of Things In The History Of Rome Without Having Observed England.¿Niebuhr's Roman History Counts Among Epoch-Making Histories Both As Marking An Era In The Study Of Its Special Subject And For Its Momentous Influence On The General Conception Of History. Leonhard Schmitz Said: "The Main Results Arrived At By The Inquiries Of Niebuhr, Such As His Views Of The Ancient Population Of Rome, The Origin Of The Plebs, The Relation Between The Patricians And Plebeians, The Real Nature Of The Ager Publicus, And Many Other Points Of Interest, Have Been Acknowledged By All His Successors." Other Alleged Discoveries, Such As The Construction Of Early Roman History Out Of Still Earlier Ballads, Have Not Been Equally Fortunate; But If Every Positive Conclusion Of Niebuhr's Had Been Refuted, His Claim To Be Considered The First Who Dealt With The Ancient History Of Rome In A Scientific Spirit Would Remain Unimpaired, And The New Principles Introduced By Him Into Historical Research Would Lose Nothing Of Their Importance. He Suggested, Though He Did Not Elaborate, The Theory Of The Myth, So Potent An Instrument For Good And Ill In Modern Historical Criticism. He Brought In Inference To Supply The Place Of Discredited Tradition, And Showed The Possibility Of Writing History In The Absence Of Original Records. By His Theory Of The Disputes Between The Patricians And Plebeians Arising From Original Differences Of Race He Drew Attention To The Immense Importance Of Ethnological Distinctions, And Contributed To The Revival Of These Divergences As Factors In Modern History. More Than All, Perhaps, Since His Conception Of Ancient Roman Story Made Laws And Manners Of More Account Than Shadowy Lawgivers, He Undesignedly Influenced History By Further Popularizing That Conception Of It Which Lays Stress On Institutions, Tendencies And Social Traits. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RAGLAN Fitzroy Somerset Lord 1788 1855 General

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Raglan") to Captain Henry Samuels mentioning the funeral of his nephew, the Duke of Beaufort. 2¼ pages 8vo, London, 15 December 1853.

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        Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten.

      Georg Christian Herrmann Halleur. Die Kunst der Photographie. Eine Anleitung zur Erzeugung photographischer Bilder in jeder beliebigen Farbe und auf jedem beliebigen Material, für Anfänger und Geübtere, sowie für Graveure, Holzschneider etc. Nebst einem Anhang über die Stellung und Kleidung der zu portraitierenden Personen vom Maler F. Schubert. M. Simion's Verlag. Leipzig 1853. XIV, 147 S., 1 Blatt (Anzeige: "Preis-Courant der Daguerreotyp-Platten-Fabrik von Friedrich Schneider in Berlin"). Mit 3 Tabellen über die verwendeten Chemikalien und Reagenzien sowie 11 Textholzschnitten. Geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. Heidtmann 3482 Poggendorff III, 576. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ecken bestoßen. Papier etwas braun- bzw. stockfleckig. Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung zur Photographie, in der der Chemiker Hermann Halleur nicht nur die verschiedenen Kameras beschreibt, sondern auch den Versuch unternimmt, die gesammte Photographie darzustellen, die er in fünf Kategorien einteilt: I. Daguerreotypie, oder Photographie auf Metallplatten II. Talbotypie, oder Photographie auf Papier III. Vitrotypie, oder Photographie auf Glas IV. Anthotypie, oder Photographie durch Pflanzensäfte, und V. Photo-Lithographie, oder Photographie auf Stein (Halleur 1853, 16). Halleur (1818-1866) war Missionar in Westafrika und Indien sowie zeitweise Direktor der Gewerbeschule in Bochum sowie Mitbegründer der Universität von Kalkutta.

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        The Lisbon Guide, or an historical and descriptive view of the the city of Lisbon and its environs, with notices of the chief places of interst in Portuguese estremadura.

      Lisbon Antonio Joaquim de Paula 1853 - Second edition. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm), pp.348, 10 engraved plates including 2 double-page, some foxing to a couple of plates, discreet stamp , ink inscription on title-page, marbled endpapers, bound in contemporary morocco backed mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and ruled, extremities worn; overall a good solid copy. This historical guide was originally published in 1848 as "The Stranger's Guide to Lisbon". Both editions are extremely scarce but this edition contains attractive engraved plates of the Cathedral, Aqueduct and several views including one of Cintra. Unusual work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury & Evans 1853 - Beautiful rare full tan binding. Courtney Wilson Collection. With original wrapper and near perfect condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Untertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum.

      John Murray, London 1853 - Gr.-8vo. Mit 2 Faltkarten, 14 teils mehrf. gef. Plänen u. teils getönten lith. Taf. sowie mehr als 230 Holzstichen auf Taf. u. im Text. XXIII, 686 S. Olwd. m. blindgeprägt. Oranmenten u. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Unbeschnitten. Reich illustriertes Werk des berühmten britischen Archäologen und Orientreisenden Layard (1817-1894). - Einband etw. berieben, Rücken leicht fleckig. Vorsatz m. zeitgenöss. Widmung, kl. Abrieb. Bis auf einzelne Stockfleckchen sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [EGYPT] Puteshestviye po Yegiptu i Nubii v 1834-1835 g. Avraama Norova. Sluzhashchee Vvedeniyem k Puteshestviyu po Svyatoi Zemle [i.e. Travel to Egypt and Nubia in 1834-35, Serving as an Introduction to the Travel to the Holy Land]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of 3rd Department of His Majesty's Office, 1853. Second Edition. 2 vols. bound together. [8], 407; [6], 416, 22 pp. 12mo. With a copper engraved folding map at rear. Contemporary green quarter leather with marbled papered boards and faded gilt lettered title on the spine. 19th century ink numbers on the title page and first pastedown endpaper, previous owner's initials gilt tooled on the spine, binding slightly rubbed. Otherwise a very good copy. Important piece of Russian Africana, an account of one of the first Russian travels to the Upper Egypt and Nubia, written by a noted Orientalist, polyglot, bibliophile, and the founder of Russian Biblical archaeology Avraam Norov (1795-1869). An avid traveller, he went on an extensive tour around Egypt, the Holy Land and Asia Minor in 1834-36. He arrived to Alexandria in December 1834, proceeded to Cairo where he had an audience with Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769-1849), and became a close acquaintance with Soliman Pasha (1788-1860, a French-born Egyptian commander), Muhammad Ali's personal doctor Clot-Bey (Antoine Barthelemy Clot, 1793-1868), and other powerful figures at the Egyptian court. In spring 1835, he took a dahabiya trip up the Nile as far south as Wadi Halfa and returned to Cairo, thence going to Palestine. During the Egyptian trip Norov described and made sketches of the temples and murals (some of the Nubian temples which were later destroyed with the construction of the Aswan Lower Dam), and collected a number of pieces of ancient Egyptian art, including a two-meter statue of the Goddess Sekhmet-Mut (now in the State Hermitage Museum), a papyrus scroll with the text of the ''Book of the Dead'' dating XI-X B.C. (now in the Russian National Library), and others. Norov's account on his travel to Egypt is ''undoubtedly the best of what was written about Egypt by Russian travellers," according to a noted Russian Egyptologist Oleg Berlev. The first edition was published in 1840, illustrated with Norov's sketches made during the trip. This second revised edition being an independent book on its own, was published as the first volume in the series Voyages of A.S. Norov which also included the account of his travels to the Holy Land and the ''the Seven Churches mentioned in the Apocalypse'' (SPb., 1853-1854, 5 vols). The first volume follows the traveller from Wien to the Lower Egypt, with descriptions of Alexandria, Cairo, and Great Pyramids of Giza; there are also overviews of Egypt's geography, climate, agriculture, industries, administration and taxes, people; notes on Cairo high society, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Soliman Pasha, and others. The tables in text report on the merchant ships and main goods exported from and imported to Alexandria harbor. The second volume describes Norov's voyage up the Nile with stops at the famous ancient sites of the Upper Egypt and Nubia: Beni Hasan, Memnonium, Luxor and Karnak, Edfu, Philae Island, Wadi es-Sebua, Wadi Halfa, Dendera, and others. Thorough observations on ancient Egyptian sites are interspersed with references to the Bible and classical ancient and modern authors (Leo Africanus, Strabo, Jean-François Champollion, Jacob Christoph Burckhardt, and others). The second edition was revised, with references to the latest travels to Egypt, i.e. Yegor Kovalevsky's travel to south-eastern Sudan in 1847-48 (see vol. 2, pp. 230-231). The book is supplemented with an alphabet index of personal and geographical names. The map shows Egypt and Sinai Peninsula, from the Nile Delta up to the Second Cataract and Wadi Halfa. Avraam Norov authored over a dozen works, including A Voyage to Sicily in 1822 (SPb, 1828), and others. He was a Minister of Education, member of the State Council of the Russian Empire (1854), and several scientific and literary societies, including Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1851), and Russian Geographical Society (1846).

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        Histoire de la Convention nationale.

      Paris, Furne, Langlois et Leclercq, 1851-1853, - 6 vol. in-8, demi-veau bleu, dos à nerfs orné, monogramme AB en tête, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("D.L. Dix") to Eben Merriam

      Trenton, NJ, 1853. 2 pp. 4to (7.75 x 9.75 inches). Bifolium. Light marginal staining, top edge a bit ragged. 2 pp. 4to (7.75 x 9.75 inches). Dix writes about her travel plans between New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, as well about her most recent philanthropic cause-- the procurement of rescue boats and life-saving equipment for Sable Island, in Nova Scotia, a notorious site of shipwrecks on the east coast to which she had traveled there a few months earlier. In part: "I design coming on the fourth by the train which leaves Phila at 9 A.M. but I may not get off till 1 the same day, that is Wednesday-I shall leave N. York again on Friday probably for Washington. Do you think it less that I prefer Mr. Jones' name for the Boat? ... The Samaritan is a capital name and moreover 'tis original for a Boat - and so quite desirable it succours the distressed stranger. Yr. suggestion of Life Preservers is not to be neglected though I almost fear we may exceed the means easily to be had - but this business is so excellently conducted by yrself...."Dix (1802-1887) is best known for her advocacy and activism on the part of the mentally ill in the United States. The letter dates from the same year she established the library and reading room at the Harrisburg State Hospital, which Dix had been instrumental in founding in two years earlier. The visit to Washington she mentions in the letter was for the purpose of promoting and advocating her monumental Land-Grant Bill For Indigent Insane Persons, which passed both houses of Congress in 1854 before being vetoed by President Pierce in 1854.

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        Mécanique analytique, par J.-L. Lagrange. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et annotée par M. J. Bertrand.

      - Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1853, 1855. 2 volumes in-4, (4)-XIV-428 et (4)-IV-390-(2) pp., reliure demi-chagrin, dos ornés, tranches mouchetées (dos légèrement frottés, rares rousseurs). Superlibris : initiales S-B (Sainte-Barbe?) dorées au centre des plats supérieurs. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        A CHILDREN'S SUMMER

      Published by Addey & Co., 1853. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Boyle, Eleanor Vere. Fair condition with no wrapper. Large, oblong format (11.25 x 14.5"). Burgundy leather spine, blue cloth with gilt title to front. Cream endpapers. Eleven etchings on steel with paper guards accompanied by prose and rhyme. Spine and corners are very worn. Covers are grubby and marked. Front joint (between free-endpaper and frontis) is cracked. Heavy foxing to contents (affecting plates). Some of the guards are creased. Contents generally clean. [R]

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        Live Pigeon Shooting

      1853 - Printed Poster 44.5cm x 28.5cm, advertising a pigeon shooting match October 26th & 27th 1853 at the Bird In Hand and Wheat Sheaf Inn, Lynn, Norfolk for 20 members shooting at 7 birds. The second day several matches at sparrows and pigeons. 10cm closed tear neat repair to verso, vg no loss. A rare example for live pigeon shooting.

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        The Illustrated London News 1853-68

      William Little 1853 - William Little, London. Spanning July 1853 to Dec. 1868 and contains approx. 35 issues. Large folio sized hardcover. Beautiful engravings. Publishers stamp to bottom margin of some pages. Wear to spine ends and corners wilth minor marking to boards. Internally lightly age toned. Binding tight, text and images bright. Very good condition. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life in Abysinnia:being notes collected during three years' residence and travels in that country

      1853 - First edition. 2 vols. Frontispieces,16 plates & folding map. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed and worn at joints and spine extremities. xvi, 425; iv, 432pp. London, John Murray, ?Personally acquainted with Dajazmach Webe, the ruler of Tegre, and other prominent Tegrean nobles whom he portrays, he provides us with a history of Tegre seen from the inside? (Pankhurst). Parkyns spent three years in Abyssinia and relates detailed observations on the customs and habits of the people in the North. Pankhurst, 31. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux, Manuscrits et Imprimés, de la Bibliothèque de feu M. J.J. De Bure…dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 1er décembre 1853, et jours suivants…

      xii, 306 pp., 1 leaf of errata, 16 pages of price-list. 8vo, cont. green morocco-backed green pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: L. Potier, 1853. [with]: (-). Catalogue de Lettres Autographes provenant du Cabinet de feu M. J.J. De Bure…dont la Vente aura lieu le Jeudi 22 et le Vendredi 23 Décembre 1853… 35 pp. (numbered "33"). 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in modern boards. Paris: Laverdet & Potier, 1853. The scarce sale catalogues of one of the private libraries formed by several generations of the De Bure family of booksellers and auctioneers. These two sales were occasioned by the death of Jean Jacques De Bure in 1853. The catalogues contain 1853 and 304 lots respectively. The books made 141,700 fr. which Gustave Brunet considered very elevated. The catalogue of the autograph letters is quite rare. "Ce cabinet se distinguait et par un grand nombre de belles et excellentes reliures anciennes en maroquin…"-Brunet, II, 555. Fine copies with the rare price-list for the two sales bound-in at the end of the first volume. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 443-"Collection d'élite" (& see the long note).

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        Lectures on Quaternions

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1853. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Hamilton's magnum opus. Hamilton's invention of quaternions marked "a turning point in the development of mathematics" that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering; PMM). "The achievement in pure mathematics for which [Hamilton] is best remembered now is the invention of quaternions, a linear algebra of rotations in space of three dimensions. Quaternions were the first non-commutative number system system to be investigated in detail, and Hamilton's discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obeisanse to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidian geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis, and were eventually superceded by the later, which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by Ritman and Christoffel into tensor analysis. This made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Printing and the Mind of Man 334).
Hamilton's invention "was the first example of a coherent, significant mathematical system that preserved all of the laws of ordinary arithmetic, with the exception of commutativity... [His] ideas had an enormous influence on the gradual introduction and use of vectors in physics. Hamilton used the name scalar for the real part a of the quaternion, and the term vector for the imaginary part bi + cj + dk, and defined what are now known as the scalar (or dot) and vector (or cross) products. It was through successive work in the 19th century of the Britons Peter Guthrie Tait, James Clerk Maxwell, and Oliver Heaviside and the American Josiah Willard Gibbs that an autonomous theory of vectors was first established while developing on Hamilton's initial ideas" (Britannica). Recently, quaternions have found new life in the modeling of the three-dimensional rotations involved in modern computer graphics."Hamilton's achievement in constructing quaternions is of considerable historical interest. It marked a turning point in the development of mathematics, involving as it did the introduction of noncommuting quantities into the subject matter of the field as well as an exemplary set of new entities and operations, the quaternion systerial agency, harnessing and directing that agency--domesticating it" (Andrew Pickering, "Concepts and the Mangle of Practice: Constructing Quaternions").

Although Hamilton had previously published several articles on quaternions, it wasn't until the appearance of his book, Lectures on Quaternions, that his invention was given full expression. PMM 334.Provenance: Light pencil ownership signature on half-title (dated 1858) of A.H. Buchanan, almost certainly Andrew Hays Buchanan, professor of mathematics at Cumberland University (1853-1911) and considered "Cumberland's greatest mathematician" (A History of Cumberland University 1842-1935).

Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1853. Octavo, original cloth; custom cloth box. Scattered foxing (as usual); fading to spine and general light wear to cloth. RARE. Very Good.

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        Souvenirs d’un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846. Tome premier (e Tome second)

      Librairie d’Adrien Le Clere et C.ie, 1853. 12mo (cm. 17,7), 2 Voll, 440 pp., 518 pp. con una carta geografica più volte rip. (Carte de la Chine et des Etats-Tributaires). Belle legature coeve in mz. marocchino con angoli. Nervi, fili, fregi e titolo impresso in oro al dorso. Seconda edizione.

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        Kleinere Schriften

      Stuttgart & Tubingen: J. G. Cotta, 1853. Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859). Kleinere Schriften. Erster Band [all published]. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen. Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Text volume and atlas. Text: [4], viii, 474, [2]pp., 6 folding tables. Atlas: 2 preliminary leaves, 12 engraved plates after drawings by Humboldt, contents leaf. Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 1853. 206 x 128 mm. (text); 208 x 313 mm. (atlas). Half morocco, boards ca. 1853 (text); original printed boards, cloth backstrip (atlas); light wear, front hinge of atlas a bit weak. Some foxing to text and plates, but very good.First Edition of this collection of geological memoirs (some previously published), including Humboldt's geognostic and physical study of the volcanoes near Quito in Ecuador. Humboldt had spent several years in South America at the turn of the nineteenth century, where he had the opportunity to explore more volcanoes than any other European naturalist before him. His findings revealed the volcanic origin of the Andes, and helped to discredit the theories of "Neptunian" geologists who believed that all the Earth's rocks had formed by sedimentation. The atlas to Kleine Schrifteren includes several images of South American volcanoes.

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        Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

      Published by John Murray, London 1853 - Thick 8vo: xv,[1],417,[1]pp, with 4 full-page tinted lithographs (by J. Brandard after P. Skill), 3 line drawings (2 full-page), 4 woodcut vignettes, and folding partially colored lithographed map. Bound without half-title. Contemporary elaborately paneled (in gilt and blind) full green morocco, ornate gilt central ornament on upper cover, richly gilt spine in compartments between five raised bands; all edges gilt, pale yellow end papers, brown silk page marker. Elegantly inscribed in fountain pen to front fly leaf: [To] "Alfred F. A. Hanbury Tracy [presumably a close relation of the British politician Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, 1848-1906] / with the best wishes / of his affectionate friend / John Hetherington / on his leaving Eton / Election. 1863." A superlative copy, barely used, in bespoke binding. Preliminaries foxed, else virtually spotless; all plates pristine; raised bands lightly rubbed. Sabin 32883. Abbey, Travel, 641. Arctic Bibliography I, 7395. Field, Indian Bibliography 713. Lada-Mocarski 140. Lande 1238. National Maritime Museum I 903. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 4615. TPL 3176. Wickersham, Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 6591. Cooke & Holland, Exploration of Northern Canada, pp.183 and 473. Hooper sailed out of Plymouth on the H.M.S. Plover, in 1848, on a three-year mission to locate the remains of John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition of 1845. A truly fascinating account, important for its descriptions of the manners, customs, and culture of the Inuit and other native tribes, particularly the Chukchi (Tuski) people. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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 . . . Inscribed by Jackson

      Boston: Rand, Avery & Frye, 1853. [Jackson, Charles Thomas (1805-80).] Stanly, Edward (1810-72) and Alexander Evans (1818-88). 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.] 243 x 151 mm. Original printed wrappers, silked, original spine perished, repairs to edges; boxed. Internally very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed on the front wrapper: "With the respects of C. T. Jackson." Second printing, reproduced by electrotype from the official government publication, with front cover title reading "The Ether Discovery" and "Boston: Electrotyped and printed by Rand, Avery & Frye" on the verso of the title. This report supporting Charles Jackson's priority claim to the discovery of ether anesthesia, long believed to have been written by Congressmen Edward Stanly and Alexander Evans, has recently been discovered to have been written by Jackson himself. It is one of the documents in the "ether controversy," a long and rancorous dispute between W. T. G. Morton and Charles T. Jackson over who deserved the credit for discovering inhalation anesthesia. 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 Stanly and Alexander Evans, sponsored the present minority report supporting Jackson's priority. It is now known that Jackson, not Morton, was the sole discoverer of the anesthetic properties of sulfuric ether. Jackson was so pleased with the report that he paid to have it electrotyped and reprinted. Fulton & Stanton, Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, p. 71. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, ch. 17. .

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