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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-FIVE TREATIES BETWEEN MEXICO AND OTHER NATIONS MADE BETWEEN 1825 AND 1856, WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING ANOTHER FIVE TREATIES AND DOCUMENTS INVOLVING THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, AND LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Republic of Liberia

      Washington DC, 1853. unbound. very good. Case map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 27.25" x 41 5/8". Rare map of the coast of Liberia that reflects the country's history. Includes several insets of the major rivers in the area: Monrovia and Cape Mesurado, Junk River and Marshall, Edina and Grand Bassa, Ceston, Sangwin River and Sinou. Details include geographical features, depths and prevailing winds. The map denotes specific plots of land and when they were "acquired", from 1822 to 1849. The American Colonization Society first founded the region in the early 1820s for freed slaves as an alternative to emancipation within the United States. In 1847 the Americo-Liberian settlers declared independence and established the Republic of Liberia. This map, published only six years later, is a contemporary tribute to Liberia's development. Booklet missing. Wear along original folds, tear to right edge.

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        BLEAK HOUSE

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

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        The MINER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS

      Sun Print. San Francisco:: Sun Print.,. (1853).. 11-1/4" x 9-1/4". 1st separate issue (Baird 167; Clifford 180). 1 sheet of lined, light blue laid paper, folded once vertically.. Subtle age toning to extremities. Fold lines, which are a bit tender. & starting at the edges. Still, a respectable VG copy.. "Thou shalt have no other claim than one." "Thou shalt not go prospecting before thy claim gives out." "Thou shalt not steal a pick, or a shovel, or a pan, from thy fellow miner; ..." "Thou shalt not tell any false tales about 'good diggings in the mountains' to thy neighbor ..." "Thou shalt not commit unsuitable matrimony.." So declares 'The Miner's Ten Commandments.' These divine rules of the California Gold Rush came about in the early 1850s, when keeping the Sabbath became a point of issue in Placerville [and other mining regions]. Such religious observance was favored by James Hutchings, but not so by many other residents. Their lack of spiritual reverence was lampooned, along with many other shady miner practices, by Hutchings in this famous, and subsequently oft- imitated, parody of the Ten Commandants. The work was first published 4 June 1853 in the Placerville Herald, and this the first separate publication. For more detailed history of this piece, see Kruska's HUTCHINGS, Chapter 5. . Text printed p. 4, in 3 columns, with a surrounding border of 11 wood engraved vignettes of mining-camp life, as drawn by Harrison Eastman. Eastman's images portray the temptations which the commandments exhort the miners to resist, such as gambling, drinking, staking false claims, stealing, fighting, lying, etc.

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

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

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

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

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        Mascher´s Improved Stereoscope.

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

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        DR. GRANT AND THE MOUNTAIN NESTORIANS

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

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        Pictures and Stories from Uncle Tom?s Cabin

      John P. Jewett Small 4to, original pictorial yellow wrappers, stitched, illustrated, 32 pp. Wrappers are a bit soiled, smudged and stained, pencil scribble and small chips to rear cover; last page torn, but not affecting text, early owner?s signature at the top of front cover. This is a first edition of the first children?s version of Harriet Beecher Stowe?s anti- slavery classic. This edition contains eight full page wood-cut engravings, featuring illustrations of Topsy, Uncle Tom, Eva, and Simon Legree. The last page has Little Eva?s song.

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        The Chronometer`s Companion;

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

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

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

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        Ewerlöf.

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

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

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

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

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

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      Getz & Buck 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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