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        Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales [and] Wanderings and Excursions in South Wales, with the Scenery of the River Wye.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1853, 1854.. 2 volumes. 8vo (8" x 5.5"). xi,336; xi,336 pages. 2 engraved titles, 2 folding hand-coloured engraved maps, 100 engraved views from drawings by Harding, Fielding, Cox, Creswick & Cattermole. A magnificent matched pair, almost without blemish, a.e.g., in early half morocco, panelled spines, ruled gilt, marbled boards. Ex-libris in the most inoffensive manner, each volume with two or three small single-line library stamps on the blank endpapers. (Price includes postage UK)

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        From the Ordnance Survey of the Country Thirty Miles Round London.

      London: G.F. Cruchley, [c.1853].. Map dimensions 108 x 132 cm, overall dimensions 114 x 137 cm. A fine large folding map of the environs of London, extending from Hertford down to Godalming and Chatham across to Bagshot. Scale: one inch to the mile. Bright original colour in block denoting the parks and estates and in outline demarcating the county boundaries and the railway lines. Dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original dark green moiré cloth slipcase with publisher's title label to upper board, matching moiré cloth to the folded end sections of the map. The case sympathetically repaired at the head of one spine and the joint adjacent, the map in excellent condition. Cf. Hyde, D. & H. 333. The map was first issued by John Walter Froggett in 1831 with a slightly different title. According to James Howgego Cruchley's first rendering of the map appeared in 1840, of which two editions appeared within a year. James Hyde records six subsequent editions published from 1854 onwards. This example would appear to have been issued a year or two earlier, in that it shows the Great Northern Railway going into Kings Cross (the station opened in 1852) and the Great Western is shown terminating in its original, slightly more western, location (the new station opened in 1854). Population figures for boroughs and parishes are indicated, presumably from data provided in 1851 census.

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        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.

      London: John Murray, 1853.. 1st Edition: xvi, 417pp, illustrated, 11 illustrations of which 4 lithographic plates (3 tinted), 1 coloured folding map. [MISSING the lithographic frontispiece] . Rebound, contemporary half leather with bluse marbled boards, gilt ruling and titling to spine. A rare and very important book on the expedition led by T.E.L. Moore on the Brigg Plover in search of Sir John Franklin. The expedition, in which Hooper participated as a marine officer, was forced to winter in Providence-Bay, where Hooper could gather an enormous wealth of useful information on the Tuski. When the ship was free of ice, Hooper joined Pullen's boat expedition along the arctic north coast of America to the Mackenzie River and Cape Bathurst. In summer 1850 the expedition crossed the northenmost part of Canada and returned to England. - Henze II, 622/23. The book also contains information on the culture of the North Alaska Esquimaux and the Tuski. Hooper travelled aboard the Plover as Acting mate with the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition from Plymouth (1848-52) under Captain T.E.L. Moore. The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to serve as a search and supply ship for John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition (1845-48) and to assist with Henry Kellett's ship Herald of the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition (1848-50). The Plover over-wintered in 1848-49 in a small bay on the Siberian coastline near a Chukchi village, and enjoyed excellent relations with the Natives. Hooper's detailed descriptions of the customs, dwellings, clothing and beliefs of the Chukchis and adjacent North Alaskan Eskimos are complemented in his narrative by colour plates illustrative of the people and their ways of life. The following spring, W.J.S. Pullen and Hooper embarked on a coastal exploration of the region between Wainwright Inlet and Mackenzie River for traces of the Franklin Expedition. [AB 7395]. Covers heavily worn, front hinge beginning to split, some leather missing from corners and spine. Previous owners signature on fep, pages age toned,p415 split in hinge, some minor foxing but overall a nice clean copy. Good.

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        Galerie en Action de la Vie des Enfants Ou L'enfance Pittoresque par les Auteurs de la Bibliothèque Religeuse, Morale et Littéraire

      Chez Martial Ardant Freres Limoges: Chez Martial Ardant Frères, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 272 pp. Original blue cloth lavishly decorated and illustrated in gold with raised green and white paisley designs. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece protected with a tissue-guard. Illustrated initials. Exquisite compilation of 32 children's stories designed to teach lessons about about Self-Discipline, Compassion, Responsibility, Friendship, Work, Courage, Perseverance, Honesty, Loyalty, Virtue, and Faith. This children book is profusely illustrated with 16 delightful inspirational stone-engravings, all protected with tissue-guards. Light shelf wear. Corners rubbed and blue binding beginning to wear away. First signatures pulling from text block. Very minor and sporadic foxing to pages throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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        Decretos y Acuerdos Gubernativos Emitidos en el Periodo del Director

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

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        Wast Water

      London: Published by Thos. Agnew & Son, 1853. Tinted lithograph with rich publisher's colour. Printed on wove paper. Trimmed to image as issued. In excellent condition with the exception of some very minor foxing in the image. 13 3/16 x 19 3/4 inches. A stunning view of Wast Water, from the deluxe portfolio edition of John Baker Pyne's magnificent work "The English Lake District." The Lake District first came to the fore with the rise of the Romantic Movement during the second half of the eighteenth century. The poet William Wordsworth, a native of the district, established the area as the epitome of the ideal landscape, and artists and tourists alike visited the regions natural beauties in search of the Romantic ideal. Poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats proclaimed the Lakes as the manifestation of the "Picturesque." By the middle of the nineteenth century, when Pyne visited the area, the Lakes were well established in the national consciousness as the most beautiful natural reserve in England. Bristol-born James Baker Pyne is now considered by many to have been second only to Turner in his ability to capture the essence of the English landscape. After training initially for the Law, he turned to painting in his twenties. He moved to London in 1835, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists (where he later became Vice President). He traveled widely throughout Britain and Europe, but he is best known for his series of views of the Lakes, painted between 1848 and 1851. This exquisite view comes from the deluxe portfolio edition of Pyne's celebrated text "The English Lake District." First published in 1853, the deluxe edition was issued in custom-made portfolios with the images superbly coloured and tipped onto thick wove cards. Examples of these images are difficult to find, making this striking print a true rarity. Pyne's seminal work was later reissued by Day & Son in 1859 with the title "Lake Scenery of England." Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 p. 123, no. 196, plate 13; Tooley, English Plate Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860 no. 387, plate 12

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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

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      Tryckta i respektive Stockholm, Örebro, Karlstad, Filipstad och Göteborg 1853-1916. Över 7.000s med porträtt, ljustrycksplanscher utvikbara tabeller, träsnittsillustrationer mm, registerhäftet 1904-07 löst bifogat, övriga register medbundna. Uniformt bunden svit i rött halvklot med förgyllda ryggtitlar, marmorerade snitt (bundna hos C G Dahlins Bokbinderi, Karlstad); Biblioteksstämplar, 1.häftet med fuktfläckar titelbladet och ca 5 första bladen, sista bandet (omf 1914-16) med fuktskada kring nedre marginalen, i övrigt en välbevarad svit om 17 volymer.. Sviten komplett från första årgången t o m 1916, mer har utgivits därefter. Har tillhört SURAHAMMARS BRUKS AB BIBLIOTEKET

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        [Robert Stephenson Esq. M.P.]

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

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      Falk, Benjamin. A fine group of 15 platinum photographs, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches or the reverse, mounted on beige card stock, embossed with the Greek Janus masks symbol, and imprinted " Platinum Print - by Falk, New York" below the image. Each photograph is signed and dated by the photographer in the negative. Each mount has a tiny hole at the blank top margin where a thumbtack pieced it, with a few mounts showing light wear at the edges, otherwise a fine group. The Players' Club in Gramercy Park was founded by actor Edwin Booth, and it was the repository for memorabilia and a fine library. These 15 photographs show the exterior and interior of this landmark structure designed by Stanford White. Among the views are; the dining areas, sitting rooms, Edwin Booth's bedroom and furnishings, the reading room, library, and billiards room. Benjamin Falk, 1853 - 1925 was one of the preeminent theatrical photographers of New York.

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        Album pintoresco du Cuba.

      Quer-4°. Kolorierter Originalumschlag, 26 handkolorierte Lithographien, 1 mehrfach gefaltete kolorierte Karte von Kuba und 1 gefalteter kolorierter Plan von Havanna. Neuer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung auf fünf Bünden. In Halbleinwandschuber Palau 167989. - Sabin 17748. - Cueto: Miahlhe's Colonial Cuba S. 73 - 120. - Das berühmteste Ansichtenwerk Cubas Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Von Cueto als 'Album I' bezeichnet der als Drucker eine Hamburger Druckerei C. Adler vermutet. Von der vorliegenden Ausgabe lässt sich aber kein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisen. Der ursprünglich aus Bordeaux stammende Mialhe war Schüler von François Edouard Picot (s. Bénézit 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. Hier eine von 2 Nachdruckausgaben nach der 1848 bei Marquier in La Havanna erschienenen Originalausgabe, die 28 Tafeln umfasste. Die Ansichten in der Originalausgabe waren nicht koloriert. Neben der vorliegenden erschien eine weitere Ausgabe zur gleichen Zeit in Berlin bei Storch und Kramer in Chromolithographie. Unser Exemplar mit dem Verlegernamen B. May y Ca. auf dem miteingebundenen Originalumschlag. Einige Tafeln mit dem Monogramm E.Y. oder der Signatur C. Beer. Der ursprünglich 1849 von W.S. Barnard gezeichnete Stadtplan von Havanna hier mit dem Datum von 1853. Nur in der vorliegenden Ausgabe sind die Tafeln von Hand koloriert. Die Tafeln sind gegenüber der chromolithographierten Ausgabe im fein aquarelliertem Kolorit. 18 von 26 Tafeln sind mit Titeln in Spanisch, Englisch und Deutsch versehen, 8 nur in Spanisch. Gegenüber der Ausgabe mit 27 Tafeln fehlen die Tafeln 25-27: Corrida de toro - Vista de una casa de caldera - Vista de una vega de tabaco. Zusätzlich sind in der vorliegenden Ausgabe vorhanden: Vista del Fondo de la Bahia de La Habana - Sagua la Grande. Der gefaltete kolorierte Plan von La Habana (Plangrösse 33x26 cm) ist umgeben von 14 kolorierten Ansichten der Stadt, (Blattgrösse 46x59). Die kolorierte Karte (34x25 cm) mit einer farbigen Kartusche und 16 kleinen Ansichten. Der hier eingebundene Originalumschlag wird von Emilio Cueto in seinem Werkverzeichnis der Lithografien Mialhés nicht erwähnt. - Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Die Karte und der Plan mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss und im Falz verstärkt. - The most famous book of views of Cuba of the middle of the 19th century. Originary of Bordeaux, Mialhe was a scholar of François Edouard Picot (s. Bénézit 7,382). He expatriated himself to Cuba and worked there as a teacher in the Cuban Liceo Literario y Artístico. He also published three lithographically- illustrated works with veduta and scenes of everyday life, which became quickly very popular and were therefore often copied. This work is one of two reprints of the original edition printed after 1848 by Marquier in Havana, and which contained 29 plates. The views of the original edition were not coloured. Next to this edition, another one was printed at the same time in Berlin by Storch und Kramer with chromolithographs. Our copy has the editors name B. May y Ca. on the bound original wrapper. Some plates carry the monogram E.Y. or a signature C. Bur. The city map of Havana originally drawn by W.S. Barnard in 1849 is dated here from 1853. This is the only copy with hand-coloured plates. The plates have a fine aquarell colouring in comparison to the chromolithographs. 18 of 26 plates have titles in Spanish, English and German, 8 only in Spanish. In comparison with the edition with 27 plates, plates 25-27 are missing: Corrida de toro - Vista de una casa de caldera - Vista de una vega de tabaco. Additional plates are: Vista del Fondo de la Bahia de La Habana - Sagua la Grande. The folded plan of La Habana (dimension 33x26 cm) is encircled with 14 coloured views of the city, (dimension of the leaf 46x59). The coloured map (34x25 cm) with a coloured cartouche and 16 small views. Isolated lightly foxed. The map and the plan with anciently repaired tear and reinforced folds [8 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Leffler, 1852-53. 8:o.

      (2),221,(3) + (4),212 s. Två häftade och oskurna volymer i tryckta omslag. Del I i grönt obetydligt solkigt omslag, del II i ljusblått. Bägge volymerna ngt snedlästa. Del I ouppskuren på sina håll. En reva i övre marginalen på s. 217 i del I och en pappersdefekt i yttermarginalen på s. 143 i del II. Från biblioteket på Herrborum.. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 98. En andra upplaga av del I trycktes i Helsingfors 1853 och en tredje i Uppsala samma år. Med ett företal av P. D. A. Atterbom. Innehåller bl.a. dikterna "Alkoranens bud", "Zigenarflickan", den av fotografin inspirerade "Hjertats daguerreotyp", "Bakningsvisa" ("Baka, baka/ liten kaka") och skaldestycket "Ragnar Lodbrok" med vilket Knös vann Svenska akademiens stora pris 1851. På s. 201-12 i del II avtrycks översättningar av de samtida amerikanska poeterna William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) och Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82). Thekla Knös (1815-80) växte upp i Uppsala där hennes mor Alida höll litterär salong. Såväl Alida som Thekla tillhörde de mer kända personerna i stadens sällskapsliv och författare som Geijer, Atterbom m.fl. hörde till umgängeskretsen. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" menar att skaldestycket "Ragnar Lodbrok" saknar "all originalitet" men tillägger "I de smärre dikter som utgavs 52-53 med företal av Atterbom, kommer K:s talang bättre till sin rätt. Några är barnvisor, som blev mycket omtyckta, andra hämtar motiv från naturen o vardagslivets förhållanden. Det är 'täcka' poem i efterromantikens idealistiska o idylliska stil". Atterbom skriver i sitt förord att Geijer några få veckor före sin död hade givit honom i uppdrag att dels färdigställa en minnesstod över Thorild, dels möjliggöra utgivningen av Thekla Knös dikter: "Loford öfver deras författarinna, uttalade med hela värman af en faderlig vän, voro de sista utlåtelser jag från hans läppar hörde."

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury and Evans, 1853. xvi., 624 pp. Good solid copy in pleasingly contemporary morocco binding, with extra gilt stamping in the compartments of the spine. Bound from the parts, with the stab marks. 39 plates; foxing to the plates as usual. Some have the impression of being brooding black and white chromolithographs, there is a great dramatic blackness to their inking, but mostly they are more typical steel engravings. Endpapers are marbled.

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

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map. Western States compiled from the United States surveys

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Map, with period hand-colouring, 36 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches, with smaller format folding letterpress table tipped in, both folding into original roan binding, the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt `Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton.', paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement (rebacked in cloth). A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships.

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        (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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        Silhouette of Capt. Amos Bonsell, Philadelphia

      Signed by Bonsell beneath his likeness, and mounted on a card measuring 11 1/4 x 14 inches. (Has a few edge tears). The silhouette was cut by a Mrs. Parker, who also signed the silhouette, with a note that Bonsell was the “soul survivor (of the) Kane Arctic Exploration.” In fact, according to a news article written in 1853 at the time of the departure of the Expedition, Bonsell, Kane’s third mate, was also the expedition’s photographer. “Mr. Amos Bonsell, one of the officers, takes charge of the Daguerreotype apparatus with which it is intended to take views of the scenery and portraits of the different tribes which may be met with.” This silhouette was probably cut later in the 19th century, when Bonsell was an old man, and the last of the original party still alive. Intruiging aritifact!

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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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        Mr. Sponge's sporting tour ... with illustrations by John Leech

      Bradbury & Evans London: Bradbury & Evans. 1853. First edition in the original 13 parts in 12, 8vo, 13 handcolored plates by Leech, 84 wood-engraved illustrations in the text; a superlative set in original orange wrappers printed in black with virtually no chipping or wear. Part IV contains the advertisement for the "People's Illustrated Journal," comprising 1 leaf, and a 16-p. insert at the back titled "Ford's List of Prices." Part VI has the slip advertising a "Cheap Edition of the Works of Mr. Charles Dickens." Part VII has 4 pages of advertisements for "Allsop's Pale or Bitter Ale." Part XI advertises the same product in 8 pages. Parts XII and XIII have the slip announcing the extra Number of "Household Words," the advertisement for the first Number of "The Field," the slip for "Punch's Almanack," the slip for "Handley Cross," and 2 leaves of advertisements for Bradbury & Evans at the end. Sadleir 3166 (citing the cloth-bound edition); NCBEL III, 967.

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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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        CHRISTIE JOHNSTONE (with Autograph Letter, signed)

      Richard Bentley London: Richard Bentley, 1853. Reade, Charles. CHRISTIE JOHNSTONE. A novel. London: Richard Bentley, 1853. First Edition. A FINE copy of this romantic Scottish fishing tale, a touch askew but in spectacular condition. The original fragile publisher's cloth is, as always, mellowed to a light brown but there is virtually no wear. Tipped to the front free endpaper is an Autograph Letter signed by Reade ("June 1 [no year] Dear Stone. The enclosed is good for Wednesday. You should go pretty early to get a good box. Yours very truly, Chas Reade.") This copy further bears the bookplate of noted bibliophile Eric Quayle. Sadleir 1998. Wolff 5703.. Signed. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale

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

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        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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        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.]

      Published by S. Garfielde Benicia [Boston, Press of the Franklin Printing House]: Published by S. Garfielde, 1853. Modern sheep, morocco label, gilt, a bit of light staining and dustiness, some browning, but a good copy 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

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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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