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        Three visits to Madagascar during the years 1853-1854-1856. Including a journey to the capital with notices of the natural history of the country and of the present civilisation of the people.London, John Murray, 1858. 8vo. With 26 woodcuts (including one folding plate, one full-page map of Madagascar, 14 full-page woodcuts, and 10 woodcuts in text). Contemporary half calf, rebacked with the original backstrip laid down.

      Bradley I, p. 496; Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 3224; Mendelssohn I, p. 518. First edition of an extensive account of three voyages to Madagascar (1853-1854 and 1856), by the missionary William Ellis (1794-1872) at the request of the London Missionary Society, containing 15 chapters with information on the geography, flora and fauna, climate, provinces, population, manners, customs, food, medicine, government and mythology etc. On his first two visits he was not permitted to enter the capital, but on the third he was granted a one month stay on the island. The book concludes with an appendix of the Malagasy language. With 26 woodcuts including one folding plate with a view on the capital Antananarivo, one full-page map of Madagascar, and 14 full-page woodcuts, and 10 woodcuts in text after sketches and photographs by W. Ellis.A few pencil marks in the margins. A small tear in margin of folding plate (restored), otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and rebacked.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Die Soldaten Friedrich's des Grossen - [Exemplar aus dem Besitz des königlichen Hauses Hannover]

      Mit 31 Original-Zeichnungen von Adolph Menzel. Leipzig, Verlag Avenarius und Mendelsohn, 1853, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappen des Königreiches Hannover, 599 Seiten, 31 handkolorierte Tafeln, Ex Libris-Stempel Ex Bibliotheca Fideicomm. Ernesti Aug. auf Titelrückseite, Rücken leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (TG8) (TG8)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Travels in India and Kashmir

      London: Hurst and Blackett, , 1853. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, elaborately panelled in blind, titles to spine gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue-guards to each volume. Book label from Midgard, Hawick to front pastedowns. Spines faded, slight rubbing and a couple of small bumps to extremities, top edges dust toned; a very good set. First and only edition. An expansive travelogue "with much to amuse" providing a detailed account of the region during Schonberg's travels in the early 1840s. described by Harper's Weekly in 1857 as "one of our best books of Indian travel". Uncommon, with one copy traced at auction.

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        Bleak House. With illustrations by H. K. Browne.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 - Octavo (211 x 130 mm). Recent green half morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Spine cocked, some light foxing, oxidisation to plates as often, a good copy. Etched frontispiece, vignette title page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), without the half-title. First edition. H. K. Browne had experimented with the "dark plate" technique in Dombey and Son (1848) but in Bleak House their sombreness added a new tone to the illustration of Dickens's books. "As Dickens's vision of society darkened, Browne adjusted his techniques, pioneering in the use of 'dark plates' These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized with the gloomy, foggy world of Bleak House and Little Dorrit" (Robert Patten in The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 59). Smith I.10. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        General-Karte von der Europäischen Türkei. Nach allen vorhandenen Originalkarten und itinerarischen Hülfsmitteln ... Terrain radirt von C. Ohmann.

      

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        The Book of Common Prayer ? According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together With the Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Appleton & Company, New York 1853 - Engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, additional hand-colored lithograph title by T. Sinclair. 670, 237, [3] pp. 12mo. Griffiths 1853:27 Bound in full contemporary dark purple velvet, covers overlaid with gilt metal outer frame surrounding a thin gilt metal filligree border, front cover with central gilt cross, clasp, a.e.g., fine Engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, additional hand-colored lithograph title by T. Sinclair. 670, 237, [3] pp. 12mo

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        Jeames's Diary, A Legend Of The Rhine, And Rebecca And Rowena

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1853 - 295 Pp. + 15 Pp Ads, Complete Wrappers (Red, Printed In Black, With Spine And Both Panels, 23 Titles And 3 Forthcoming Titles On Rear Panel) Bound In At Rear. First Edition, Three Quarter Red Morocco, 5 Compartments, Gilt, Marbled Paper Boards And Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. Bookplate Of Pre-Eminent Thackery Collector Henry S. Van Duzer, Designed By Tiffany & Co.; His Thackery Library Went To Auction In 1917. Binding With Slight Rubbing, Tight And Clean And Unfaded; Wrappers Almost Unbelievably Clean, As New, Bound In At Rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Mémoire sur la situation de la propriété forestière dans l'intérieur de la France

      Paris, Veuve Bouchard-Huzard, 1853, in-8, de 64 pages et 2 tableaux repliés, broché, sous couverture d'attente, Première édition, fort rare, de ce mémoire extrait, avec pagination nouvelle, des Mémoires de la Société Impériale et Centrale d'Agriculture. Becquerel, préoccupé par la baisse du prix du bois à Paris propose une double étude statistique et agricole afin de rendre compte d'un problème de consommation citadine et d'économie rurale qui met en péril l'exploitation forestière française. Dans un premier temps, il dresse un rare tableau de "la consommation, à Paris depuis 1800, des divers combustibles employés au chauffage, et des causes qui en font varier les prix". Pour ce faire, il décrit et compile le nombre d'habitants à Paris entre 1801 et 1850, la consommation de bois en général et par individu ainsi que la consommation de houille, en général et par individu. En outre, sous forme de tableau, il donne une vue claire de la population parisienne et des produits choisis par ses habitants pour leur chauffage, de la climatologie de Paris, des variations de température, et de la consommation de carbone en quintaux mètre par individu. Cette première partie, inattendue, au vue de titre du mémoire, offre ainsi une vue statistique sur les habitudes de consommation de la vie courante des parisiens durant la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Bon exemplaire.

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        Breve Memoria sbre o estado da agricultura, commercio e industria, do districto de Ponta Delgada. pelo secretario geral do mesmo districto Antonio Teixeira de Macedo.

      1853 - 4to in 2s(32cm). Original yellow printed wrappers, upper wrapper roughly trimmed though no loss of text, small tear, corners creased and a little dusty within. [2], 35pp. Ponta Delgada,Typ. da Sociedade Auxiliadora das Lettras Açorianas, Presentation copy from the author to a Martins Furtado da Rocha. A survey of the economic life of Ponta Delgada with sections and statistics on printing, including print runs of local newspapers, booksellers, and binders (pp.22-24). The 'Typografias' discussedare: 'do Visconde', 'de Macedo', 'do Correio Michaelense' and 'da Sociedade Auxiliadora das Lettras Açorianas'. The section on booksellers translates thus: ?booksellers properly speaking don't exist in Ponta Delgada, but there are three establishments which sell various elementary books and novels, or get various publications sent from the capital. The owner of one of these establishments has some interest in making blank books which he sells to accountants and shopkeepers;but does not employ any workers.? Copy in Public Library Porto (from Sampaio Bruno), otherwise no copies on OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        NORWAY AND ITS GLACIERS VISITED IN 1851; FOLLOWED BY JOURNALS OF EXCUSIONS IN THE HIGH ALPS OF DAUPHINE BERNE AND SAVOY

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. Very Good. 1853. First Edition. Half leather over gilt decorated brown cloth. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. 2 book plates from prior owners. Illustrated with 2 color maps: a folding one of Norway and one of Ymes-Field. 10 lithographic views (includes frontispiece) and 22 wood engravings. [(xxiv includes separate Errata sheet & also Corrections & Additions) 349pp] . Additional Journals on time spent in France. Leather with a few scuff marks. A few pages age toned. Western Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Travel; Chromolithographs, Wood Engravings (maps); Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 349 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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 - First edition. 8vo. xvi, 417, (1) pp. Recent dark blue half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered to two panels and decorated to the others. Frontispiece and 3 plates, all tinted lithographs plus a black and white lithographic plate, 5 illustrations in the text, a black and white full page map and a folding colour map. Repairs to the edge of the frontispiece and also to the map, a few spots here and there, else very good.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        The Book of Common Prayer

      Oxford: Printed at the University Press, 1853. A Very Fine Mid-Nineteenth Century Book of Common Prayer In a Superb Contemporary Gauffered Edge Binding Complete With It's Original Morocco Slipcase [GAUFFERED BINDING]. [BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of The United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Oxford: Printed at the University Press; Sold by E. Gardner and Son, at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster Row, London ; And J. and C. Mozley, Derby. 1853. [576] pp. [Bound with] Proper Lessons to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and other Holy-Days throughout the year. Oxford : Printed at the University Press, 1852. Pp. [xii], 240, [1], [1, blank] pp. [Bound with] The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of The Original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised... Oxford: [n.d. but ca. 1853. [286] pp. [Bound with] A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the tunes used in Churches. by N. Brady and N. Tate. Oxford : Printed at the University Press, 1853. [84] pp. Four works bound in one volume. Sixteenmo. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches; 140 x 82 mm.). Preliminary leaf with neat previous owners inscription dated 1886, and circular embossed stamp of Swinnerton and Brown, Booksellers and Stationers. Macclesfield. Handsomely bound in contemporary full brown morocco, covers triple bordered in gilt enclosing a central panel decorated with fleur-de-lys in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt "Church Services'. Spine with five raised bands decoratively bordered, tooled and lettered in gilt and blind in compartments. Decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers. All edges gilt and elaborately gauffered with a fleur-de-lys, floral, diamond and circular design. An exceptionally fine example housed in it's original full black morocco slipcase complete with original fold-over lid. This is a really fine example of a provincial English binding, certainly bound for, or possibly by Swinnerton and Brown of Macclesfield. Griffiths 1853 /15.

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        Flora Cestrica. An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County, State of Pennsylvania . Third Edition.

      - Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston, 1853. 8vo. Contemporary brown half-morocco over marbled boards with raised bands, spine lettered in gilt; pp. c, 498; steel-engraved portrait-frontispiece, hand-coloured lithographic geological map; wear to extremities, foxing to text; inscribed by the author ('of her old oft obliged friend') on dedication page to Miss Elizabeth C. Morris; later ownership inscriptions to paste-down and front fly-leaf. Presentation copy of the third, revised edition. A fascinating compendium of the indigenous and introduced plants of the county, their medical properties, use, medicinal and culinary, and distribution. Darlington was a medical doctor and ship's surgeon, who wrote a couple of works on American medical botany. In 1826 Darlington had set up a natural history society in West Chester, and the Californian pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica, was named in his honor in 1853. Only this presentation copy contains the engraved miniature portrait of the author (which is otherwise unknown); in all other copies consulted the map takes the place of frontispiece and is the only illustration. Darlington must have commissioned this miniature portrait for presentation purposes. Pritzel 2048 (not mentioning the portrait). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Australian Colonies.

      London, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 15 November 1853. Printed by George Cox. Engraved map with contemporary hand colouring, 408 x 695 mm, dissected and laid on linen (previous owner's inscription), inset maps of the World and Tasmania, housed in a cloth case (a couple of stains) lettered in gilt 'A Map of the Australian Colonies, published under the Superintendence of the Society of Useful Knowledge. By J. Calf. At the Tin Plate Works Adelaide. Price 6/6'. Manuscript additions showing the tracks of inland explorers (Stuart; Gregory; Burke and Wills). Scarce separately issued map of Australia.

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        The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign: Why It Exists, and How It May Be Extinguished.

      Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart, 1853 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and boards stamped in blind. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few knocks, head of spine a little crushed and frayed, endpapers browned, contents foxed, overall a very good copy. With the errata slip tipped in to page 93. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793–1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the credit system that has ever been published" (Journal des Economistes). Here he examines global economic policies in relation to slavery. "H. C. Carey was the first to unite with a general knowledge of natural science a deep interest in philosophy as well as originality in the treatment of economic problems. No American of the 19th century can claim more justly our high regard for labors well done than this zealous champion of monism. What [August] Comte was to France and [John Stuart] Mill to England, Carey, in a way, meant to America" (Boucke, The Development of Economics, 1750–1900). He was later elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as an Associate Fellow in 1863. Hogg 2787. Einaudi has the second edition of 1856 (891). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie, suivi d'un voyage en Sibérie par M. R. Bourdier. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, s.d. (1853), in-8, frontispice, [2] feuillets, 540 pages, 20 planches, demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs orné, tranches dorées, Édition originale de cette célèbre relation de voyage, de Saint-Petersbourg au Caucase en passant par la Finlande, Moscou et Nijni-Novgorod, suivi d'un périple de Saint-Petersbourg au Kamtchatka, illustrée en tout de 21 gravures sur acier. Les 8 scènes de genre sont rehaussées en couleurs pour les costumes de personnages. Bon exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Légers frottements aux charnières, quelques rousseurs pâles. Vicaire VII-24.

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        The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]

      - London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.= Rare hand-coloured edition of this standard work on molluscs which is the source of many new, valid names and of type-designations. Uncoloured copies are rather common, but the last coloured copy on sale is probably the one listed in Junk's "Conchology. Old and rare books list 52" (published ca. 1986). As noted in that catalogue, the fine colouring is confined mainly to the living animals. There are an unusual high number of living specimens figured. Many living animals were drawn by Arthur Adams while on board the "Samarang" as the ship's surgeon and zoologist. Under the command of Edward Belcher, H.M.S. Samarang explored the eastern seas from 1843 to1846. A few neatly handwritten taxonomical annotations on the explanatory leaves, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 25. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Flora Cestrica. An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County, State of Pennsylvania ... Third Edition.

      

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        THE WORKS IN PROSE AND VERSE

      London: William Pickering, 1853. n. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.. 229 x 152 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. Extremely pleasing contemporary Cambridge-style calf, handsomely gilt, covers with mitered-corner gilt frame formed by plain and decorative rules bounding an inch-wide inlay of lighter tan calf, fleuron cornerpieces extending obliquely from the frame, raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments with large central fleuron enclosed in a lozenge of small tools and scrolling cornerpieces, each spine with two red morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces, one a portrait of Herbert, the other a view of Bemerton. Keynes, p. 60 (citing the 1846 printing). Spines faintly sunned (the gilt with a slight loss of brightness), extremities with a bit of rubbing (one spine top with very shallow loss part of the way across), mild marginal foxing to plates, other trivial imperfections, but still quite a pretty set in excellent condition, the text clean and smooth with generous margins, and the decorative bindings completely sound and with nothing approaching a fatal defect. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.

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        The Little Pilgrim [caption title], Vol. 1, Nos 1-3; Vol. 1 - Vol. 3 - Nos 1-12

      Philadelphia: Grace Greenwood and L.K. Lippincott, 1853-1856, 1853. An unbroken run of the first four years of this monthly literary periodical for children, edited by Sarah Jane Lippincott and published by her and her husband, Leander K. Lippincott. Binding a little worn; some foxing; very good copy.. Large 4to, 39 issues bound in contemporary black quarter calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Illustrations by George T. Devereux and F.O.C. Darley, among others. At the foot of the spine is the gilt-stamped name "Bessie Brown," and on the front blank is the inscription "Eliza B. Jeanes to her niece Bessie Brown." The Little Pilgrim was first published in 1853, with three monthly issues in the fourth quarter of that year. In January 1854, the Lippincotts confusingly began the serial again with volume 1, number 1, thus leaving an odd three-issue volume 1 from 1853, but the 1854 issues were clearly a continuation of the three earlier ones. The Little Pilgrim was an impressive eight-page quarto newspaper, and while it was written mostly by Sarah Jane Lippincott under her well-known pseudonym "Grace Greenwood," she attracted original contributions from Whittier, Longfellow, James T. Fields, Lydia Sigourney, Bayard Taylor and Lucy Larcom, among others. The three issues from 1853 were not illustrated, but beginning in January, 1854, each issue was adorned with a masthead by F.O.C. Darley and woodcuts by George Devereux and others. The Little Pilgrim avoided a religious tone, as stated by the publishers in each issue: "It is not our intention to discuss profound religious doctrine or political problems with our young readers." The Little Pilgrim ceased publication in 1868; the first three volumes for 1854-1856 are very scarce, and they are rarely accompanied by the three earlier issues present here.

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        Australia.

      1853 - London: Robert Holmes Laurie, 1853. Original colour. 400 x 520mm. Trimmed to printed border and laid on larger atlas sheet with page number, as originally issued. A detailed map of Australia marking the British colonies in New South Wales and Western Australia. It was originally published in 1841 and was engraved by Findlay's father Alexander. This map usually appears dissected and laid on linen.

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        VILLETTE

      1853. By Currer Bell. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1853. 16 pp Vol I ads dated March 1854. Original blind-stamped olive-brown cloth. First Edition of Charlotte Brontë's last novel written (THE PROFESSOR was published later, posthumously, but had been her first novel written -- rejected by the publisher who accepted her sisters' WUTHERING HEIGHTS and AGNES GREY; she quickly came up with a replacement, JANE EYRE). In fact she used in VILLETTE some material from the rejected THE PROFESSOR, since she of course had no reason to believe that THE PROFESSOR would ever be published.~The city "Villette" in the tale is Brussels, where Charlotte had worked as a teacher, harboring a secret passion for the professor/director of the school -- just like VILLETTE's protagonist Lucy Deane. VILLETTE is often considered to be Charlotte Brontë's best novel, apart from JANE EYRE (in fact, both George Eliot and Virginia Woolf prized the novel above even JANE EYRE). The novel is a bleak one in many ways, despite the setting in a foreign city -- as loneliness is a major theme throughout. The year after VILLETTE was published, Charlotte married her father's curate; a year later, pregnant, she caught a chill on the moors and died of consumption, like her sisters before her.~This set has the ad catalogue dated March 1854; there was only one printing, but those copies were then bound up over the course of almost two years, with ad catalogues dated January 1853, February 1853, March 1854 (as here) or December 1854. Condition is very good-plus: there is some cracking of the delicate original pale-yellow endpapers, though all three volumes remain tight, and there is some wear along the rear joint of Vol I -- a common issue, since the flat-backed spines are a bit wider than the text blocks. But the volumes are complete and quite attractive on the shelf, with scarcely any of the usual problems with spine ends. In all, this is highly collectible condition for volumes still, 160+ years later, in their original state; all Brontë first editions in original cloth are becoming increasingly uncommon. Smith pp 134-142; Sadleir 349; Wolff 828 (these ads). Provenance: each front pastedown bears the "Præsto et persto" heraldic bookplate of John Carter Esq.

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        Recherches sur la transmission de l'électricité au travers des gaz à des températures élevées

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1853, in-8, de 48 pages et 1 planches, exemplaire broché, sous couverture d'attente, exemplaire non coupé, Tiré à part, avec pagination nouvelle, des Annales de Chimie et de Physique.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      Oxford:: University Press, 1853.. 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped “Fortem Posce Animum” [“Pray for a strong will” – Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense” = “Evil to him who evil thinks”; joints rubbed. Student's prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the “Dover” artist, “Ponte Rotti, Rome.” With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of “Rotti Bridge, Rome.” The “Ponte Rotto” was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton's Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the ‘Dover' painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. ¶ PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. “So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of ‘Papal Countess,' the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, ‘Gentleman of His Holiness,' the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968” (Burks). Burks, Lisa. “Bernadine Murphy Donahue.” Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. ¶ George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        A Second Series Of The Monuments Of Nineveh; Including Bas-Reliefs From The Palace Of Sennacherib And Bronzes From The Ruins Of Nimroud.

      

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        Traité de thérapeutique des maladies articulaires [et] Nouvelles méthodes de traitement des maladies articulaires

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1853 [et] 1860, , 2 ouvrages en un volume in-8 de (4), XVIII, 684 pages, puis XLIV et 312 pages, demi-basane violine de l'époque, Une première et une seconde édition, parue posthume. Amédée Bonnet, un des précurseurs de la chirurgie orthopédique et osseuse et un des fondateurs de l'école chirurgicale de Lyon qui eut pour élève Ollier, publie en 1845 un important "Traité des maladies des articulations" illustré d'un atlas de 16 planches. En 1853, il fait paraitre son "Traité de thérapeutique" qui n'est pas une seconde édition de l'édition de 1845, mais, précise-t-il en introduction, "une oeuvre nouvelle exclusivement consacrée aux questions thérapeutiques". En effet, Bonnet aborde toutes les techniques de son époque permettant de guérir des pathologies liées aux articulations. En 1859, juste après sa mort, mais alors qu'il avait achevé leurs préparatifs éditoriales, paraissent les "Nouvelles méthodes de traitement des maladies articulaires", qui seront republiées, un an après, introduites par une longue préface et une notice biographique de J. Guarin. Les deux ouvrages sont assez richement illustrés. Bon exemplaire.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      Oxford: University Press, 1853. Oxford:: University Press, 1853.. 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped �Fortem Posce Animum� [�Pray for a strong will� � Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense� = �Evil to him who evil thinks�; joints rubbed. Student�s prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the �Dover� artist, �Ponte Rotti, Rome.� With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of �Rotti Bridge, Rome.� The �Ponte Rotto� was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton�s Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the �Dover� painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. � PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. �So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of �Papal Countess,� the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, �Gentleman of His Holiness,� the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968� (Burks). Burks, Lisa. �Bernadine Murphy Donahue.� Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. � George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        Natural-Historia för Hemmet Och Skolan. Beskrifningar och Afbildningar af föremål utur Alla Naturens Riken. [Natural History for Home and School.]

      Stockholm: P. A. Huldberg, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Marbled paper on boards. . Very Good. Scarce juvenile natural history color plate book, with only copies known at National Library of Sweden and Princeton. Oblong, 22 by 35.5 cm. 34 hand-colored plates, followed by title page, 101 pages of text.The plates are loosely in the style of the Schreiber/Schubert "Naturgeschichte" published in Esslingen, but here they are hand-colored, as was done in earlier German juvenile zoological and botanical plate books, and some of the images have a more baroque sensibility to them, such as the plates depicting swans and storks or that depicting a peacock. We would also note that some of the animals shown are illustrated as they would have been in the eighteenth century, with details not necessarily fully true to life. Among the more exciting plates, in our view, are one showing ostriches as they are hunted down by native huntsmen on horseback, or a whale blowing out a jet of water as whalers with harpoons surround it, their ship in the distant background, or the plate depicting the multi-level salt mine. We would also single out as curious the first plate, an ethnographic depiction of Europeans, Mongolians, Africans, Native Americans and Aborigines. The hand-coloring in this volume is not always the most precise, but to our eye, it is generally as or more pleasing than chromolithography which was used later, and the superiority of the hand-coloring tells most in some of the individual specimen illustrations, as with fish, birds, and insects.Moderate wear. Age toning of the leaves.

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        \"Bad Kellberg, gegen Nord\". Gesamtansicht mit dem ehemaligen Badehaus.

       Gouache nach \"der Natur gezeichnet am 12t. Septbr: 1853, von Aug. Fl. Auer\", 15 x 25,5 cm. Die hübsche Ansicht alt auf braunes Trägerpapier mit Titelei und getuschten Linien montiert. In der alten Originalrahmung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Niederbayern

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        Autograph manuscript, poem in German and French, signed twice ("Heinrich Heine", "Henri Heiné").

      Paris, 19. III. 1853. - Folio. 1 p. Ink and pencil on wove paper. Three edges gilt. Heine's short, self-ironic poem "Das Glück ist eine leichte Dirne", probably written between 1848 and 1851 and published in 1851 in his late collection "Romanzero": an unknown version, departing from the published text, penned as a dedication for Marie Buloz, who had visited the ailing poet on 19 March 1853 with her husband François, editor of the "Revue des Deux Mondes". Beside the German text (in ink) Heine has pencilled a French translation. A remarkable document from Heine's final years in what he called his "mattress tomb", during which writing, especially with pen and ink, cost him the greatest of efforts and he almost entirely limited himself to the use of the pencil. The album leaf was considered lost and was known to scholarship only through an incomplete manuscript copy of the French translation only (by an unidentified scribe) in the Spoelberch de Loevenjoul collection, Musée de Chantilly, on which all critical editions base their text. - Occasional slight smudging to pencil; a small trace of red ink near the German text. Heine, Werke, Säkularausgabe, vol. 3, commentary, ed. by R. Francke (Berlin 2008), p. 244f. ("lost"). Heine, Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe der Werke, Düsseldorfer Ausgabe, vol. 3/2 (Hamburg 1992), p. 734f. ("lost"). French text first printed: Heine, Briefwechsel. Reichvermehrte Gesamtausgabe, ed. by Friedrich Hirth, vol. 3 (Berlin 1920), p. 334f., no. 990 (French text only, based on a ms. copy); reprinted: Heine, Briefe. Erste Gesamtausgabe nach den Handschriften, ed. by Friedrich Hirth, vol. 3 (Mainz 1952), p. 459f., no. 1189 (in French and German parallel text, German text supplied from the published version). Poem first published in: Heine, Romanzero (Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 1851), p. 118. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Life In Algeria. A near-fine set of the first edition in English.

      Hurst And Blackett, London 1853 - two volumes octavo. there are a couple of tiny tears to the centre of the headcaps - an outstanding set in the original purple embossed cloth - that has, inevitably, browned evenly on the spines; original yellow endpapers. (2), 303, 16pp. (publisher's advertisements); (2), 307, 16pp. (publisher's advertisements. The first edition does not call for a map. Stamp of Ruthin Castle on both front paste-downs and Volume 1 bears the small paper label of J. Andrews, Bookseller & librarian, 167, New Bond Street, London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frédéric Sauvage (1785-1857); Ganzfigur stehend nach links, umgeben von Gegenständen, die Bezug auf seinen Beruf als Mechaniker haben.

      - Lithographie 1853, auf aufgewalztem China. Darstellungsgröße 34,5:22,5 cm, Blattgröße 53:41,3 cm. Literatur: Armelhaut-Bocher, „L‘ Oeuvre de Garvani", Paris, 1873, Nr. 78, IV (von 4). Das Blatt wird hier bereits als Rare bezeichnet. Frédéric Sauvage ist Erfinder der Schiffsschraube für Dampfschiffe.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      University Press, 1853., Oxford: - 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped �Fortem Posce Animum� [�Pray for a strong will� � Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense� = �Evil to him who evil thinks�; joints rubbed. Student�s prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the �Dover� artist, �Ponte Rotti, Rome.� With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of �Rotti Bridge, Rome.� The �Ponte Rotto� was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton�s Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the �Dover� painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. � PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. �So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of �Papal Countess,� the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, �Gentleman of His Holiness,� the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968� (Burks). Burks, Lisa. �Bernadine Murphy Donahue.� Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. � George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        PUTNAM'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE of American Literature, Science and Art. Vols. 1-5, Jan. 1853 - July, 1855

      The first five volumes. Octavo, bound in old black half leather and cloth, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Leather dressing has been applied./// Vol. I, Jan.-Jun., 1853. 704 pp. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, many text illustrations. Includes an article on New York, "New York Daguerrotyped" which has a double-page bird's eye view of Manhattan looking south from Union Square plus 11 illustrations of buildings. Spine creased; original sides replaced (matching lack leather and blue cloth, quarter bound). Inner hinges repaired with rice paper; damp stains to upper and lower portions of many leaves; foxing early and late, but text clean and unworn, tight In the binding. The February issue contains on pp 155-64 "Our Young Authors-Melville", a discussion by Fitz-James O'Brien of Herman Melville's work to date. The March issue contains an article "Are we a Good-Looking People?", stating "Our poets and authors, Cooper and Irving and Longfellow, Melville and Lovell [sic], are handsome and superior-looking men." Includes poems by Longfellow ("The Warden of the Cinque Ports", "Galgano"), James Russell Lowell ("The Fountain of Youth"). And an article by James Fenimore Cooper "Old Ironsides" (about the USS Constitution, currently the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat). Also, "AN EXCURSION TO CANADA", in four installments, Jan.-March) by Henry David Thoreau (expanded book publication in 1866 as A Yankee in Canada). And "The Living Corpse" by William North, a macabre story; a piece on Uncle Tom's Cabin "Uncle Tomitudes", "The Polar Seas and Sir John Franklin", "Thackeray in America", "Visit to Popocatepetl", "Japan", "Cuba", and "Reminiscences of Honolulu", Henry James, Sr's article declaring the inferiority of women "Woman and the Woman's Movement", "Modern Spiritualism" by Horace Greeley, among many others./// Vol. II, July-Dec., 1853. 690 pp. 11 illustrations of New York educational institutions, 19 illustrations of New York church architecture, 9 illustrations of life in Hawaii, and 20 illustrations from the Great Exhibition in London. Inner hinges cracked, a little tender, partial splits to front joint neatly repaired, foxing early and late but only sparingly in text, light damp stain to upper inner corners of many leaves, VG otherwise, text clean, tight and unworn otherwise. Articles on Acadia, Puritan Witchcraft, Owls, Hawaii, Keeping School in Texas, hand corrections in John Payne Collier's Second Folio of 1632 (the "Perkins Folio", forgery), the Pacific Railroad, Russian Despotism, Salt Lake, and much more. The November and December issues contain the first appearance in print of "BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL-STREET", perhaps Herman Melville's most famous short story. /// Vol. III, Jan.-June, 1854. 684 pp. Illustrations of public and private buildings and places of amusement in New York. One inch tear to head of spine and much of front joint neatly repaired. Inner hinges cracked and tender. Foxing early and late, only sparingly in text. Text otherwise clean and unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on the Amazon, "To the People South of the Mason and Dixon's Line", Parisian Gambling Houses, Modern Greek Customs, Nebraska, Literary piracy, and much more. The March, April, and May issues contain a novella, "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles" by "Savador R. Tarmoor", a pseu-donym of Herman Melville. The Encantadas are the Galápagos. It was published in book form in The Piazza Tales (1856)./// Vol. IV, July-Dec., 1854. 672 pp. 5 steel engraved portraits. Spine has neat repair to head and to front joint; inner hinges tender; foxing early and late and sporadically in text; damp stain and rippling to lower portion of text throughout; text oth-erwise VG, clean, unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on African Proverbs, American wines, the Crimean War, Ethiopia (three illustrations). Franz Liszt, Jewish cemetery at Newport, West Point, American despotisms, a cockfight in Mexico, and much more. Contains the first 18 chapters of Herman Melville's novel of the American Revolution and the years after, "Israel Potter; or, Fifty Years of Exile: a Fourth of July Story". Also contains in the August issue Melville's comic story "The Lightning-Rod Man", said to be the most read of his stories during his lifetime./// Vol. V, Jan.-June, 1855. 668 pp. 4 steel engraved portraits. Neat repair to front joint, partial crack to front inner hinge; foxing early and late and sparingly in text; text is otherwise, clean, tight and unworn. //// Note: 6.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. Articles on Australia, Barns, Hawaii, Negro Minstrelsy, Cairo, the Know-Nothings, Slavery in the Ottoman Empire, Mormons, and much more. The first five volumes. Octavo, bound in old black half leather and cloth, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Leather dressing has been applied. Vol. I, Jan.-Jun., 1853. 704 pp. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, many text illustrations. Includes an article on New York, "New York Daguerrotyped" which has a double-page bird's eye view of Manhattan looking south from Union Square plus 11 illustrations of buildings. Spine creased; original sides replaced (matching lack leather and blue cloth, quarter bound). Inner hinges repaired with rice paper; damp stains to upper and lower portions of many leaves; foxing early and late, but text clean and unworn, tight In the binding. The February issue contains on pp 155-64 "Our Young Authors-Melville", a discussion by Fitz-James O'Brien of Herman Melville's work to date. The March issue contains an article "Are we a Good-Looking People?", stating "Our poets and authors, Cooper and Irving and Longfellow, Melville and Lovell [sic], are handsome and superior-looking men." Includes poems by Longfellow ("The Warden of the Cinque Ports", "Galgano"), James Russell Lowell ("The Fountain of Youth"). And an article by James Fenimore Cooper "Old Ironsides" (about the USS Constitution, currently the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat). Also, "AN EXCURSION TO CANADA", in four installments, Jan.-March) by Henry David Thoreau (expanded book publication in 1866 as A Yankee in Canada). And "The Living Corpse" by William North, a macabre story; a piece on Uncle Tom's Cabin "Uncle Tomitudes", "The Polar Seas and Sir John Franklin", "Thackeray in America", "Visit to Popocatepetl", "Japan", "Cuba", and "Reminiscences of Honolulu", Henry James, Sr's article declaring the inferiority of women "Woman and the Woman's Movement", "Modern Spiritualism" by Horace Greeley, among many others. Vol. II, July-Dec., 1853. 690 pp. 11 illustrations of New York educational institutions, 19 illustrations of New York church architecture, 9 illustrations of life in Hawaii, and 20 illustrations from the Great Exhibition in London. Inner hinges cracked, a little tender, partial splits to front joint neatly repaired, foxing early and late but only sparingly in text, light damp stain to upper inner corners of many leaves, VG otherwise, text clean, tight and unworn otherwise. Articles on Acadia, Puritan Witchcraft, Owls, Hawaii, Keeping School in Texas, hand corrections in John Payne Collier's Second Folio of 1632 (the "Perkins Folio", forgery), the Pacific Railroad, Russian Despotism, Salt Lake, and much more. The November and December issues contain the first appearance in print of "BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL-STREET", perhaps Herman Melville's most famous short story. Vol. III, Jan.-June, 1854. 684 pp. Illustrations of public and private buildings and places of amusement in New York. One inch tear to head of spine and much of front joint neatly repaired. Inner hinges cracked and tender. Foxing early and late, only sparingly in text. Text otherwise clean and unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on the Amazon, "To the People South of the Mason and Dixon's Line", Parisian Gambling Houses, Modern Greek Customs, Nebraska, Literary piracy, and much more. The March, April, and May issues contain a novella, "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles" by "Savador R. Tarmoor", a pseu-donym of Herman Melville. The Encantadas are the Galápagos. It was published in book form in The Piazza Tales (1856). Vol. IV, July-Dec., 1854. 672 pp. 5 steel engraved portraits. Spine has neat repair to head and to front joint; inner hinges tender; foxing early and late and sporadically in text; damp stain and rippling to lower portion of text throughout; text oth-erwise VG, clean, unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on African Proverbs, American wines, the Crimean War, Ethiopia (three illustrations). Franz Liszt, Jewish cemetery at Newport, West Point, American despotisms, a cockfight in Mexico, and much more. Contains the first 18 chapters of Herman Melville's novel of the American Revolution and the years after, "Israel Potter; or, Fifty Years of Exile: a Fourth of July Story". Also contains in the August issue Melville's comic story "The Lightning-Rod Man", said to be the most read of his stories during his lifetime. Vol. V, Jan.-June, 1855. 668 pp. 4 steel engraved portraits. Neat repair to front joint, partial crack to front inner hinge; foxing early and late and sparingly in text; text is otherwise, clean, tight and unworn. Articles on Australia, Barns, Hawaii, Negro Minstrelsy, Cairo, the Know-Nothings, Slavery in the Ottoman Empire, Mormons, and much more. The June issue contains (pp 632-640) the first portion of Henry David Thoreau's "Cape Cod". The Jan.-March issues contain the conclusion (chapters 19-24) of Herman Melville's Novel "Israel Potter". The June issue contains (pp 632-640) the first portion of Henry David Thoreau's "Cape Cod". The Jan.-March issues contain the conclusion (chapters 19-24) of Herman Melville's Novel "Israel Potter". Binding: Hardcover .

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        The Pantropheon; or, History of food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world. Embellished with 42 steel plates, illustrating the greatest gastronomic marvels of antiquity. FIRST EDITION.

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1853 Half title, front., title printed in black & gold, plates printed on stiff card, 6pp ads for the works of A. Soyer. Orig. royal blue wavy-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to gilt on front board, sl. wear to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Frederick Perkins. A nice bright copy.This is an unacknowledged translation of an unpublished work by the French writer Alphonse Duhart-Fauvet. Soyer was given the manuscript to translate, and passed off the work as his own, but it is nevertheless an important contribution to the history of gastronomy.

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