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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Browne, H[ablot] K.. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 640 pp. First edition of the bound version (not individual parts) of this Dickens classic. Bound with the pictorial title page but without the half-title page, three typographical errors present as is the 5-line list of Errata printed at the foot of page xiv, and all 40 plates by Phiz, including the Dark Plates. Many speculate that Bleak House was inspired by an actual case, Jennens vs Jennens, which began in 1798 and did not end for another 117 years (in 1915) when legal fees had totally drained the estate of all funds - this case would have been ongoing for about 55 years when Bleak House was published. Court reform was already underway when Dickens published his serialized novel and culminated in the Judicature Acts which were passed between 1870 and 1873. ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary green half-leather with marbled boards, gilt decorations to spine, black leather spine label, marbled text edges, plain endpapers. All 40 plates are present as called for, including the frontispiece, the pictorial title page, and the 38 enumerated in the List of Plates. All three typographical errors are present, on pages 19, 209, and 275. Tipped into the book by a prior owner are three vintage newspaper clippings that have been inserted into the book, all having to do with interesting facts surrounding places or persons in the story: the first tipped onto the front flyleaf, is dated October 1895 and begins "The streets and houses in London, described by Dickens in his novels are one by one gradually disappearing. It seems that No. 18, Took's Court, near Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, is destined to go soon....". The second, tipped onto the last page of the Author's Preface, is dated August 1815 (the writer must have meant August 1915) and the clipping starts out "The great Jennings suit, which has occupied the Court of Chancery for more than a century, and has within the last day or two formed the subject of a newspaper controversy, will be one of the first cases of the next winter term....". The third clipping is dated Dec. 1896 and is inserted between pages 576 and the facing Dark Plate, and begins "Considerable changes have recently been made in the block of property that stands on the north side of the Strand between the Law Courst and Catherine Street. Many old houses have been pulled down ....". ***CONDITION: Almost near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the text pages are showing scattered foxing, the plates are browning around the edges as seems usual. The volume appears to have been bound without the half-title, there is no evidence of it having been removed. Professional restoration work has been done to repair the inner hinges and board edges and replace the leather spine label. Only prior owner markings are the vintage newspaper clippings referred to above, which is why we are grading as very good only. ***CITATION: Podeschi A131. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        New American Practical Navigator…

      E. & G.W. Blunt, New York 1853 - Large 8vo,original full calf, 13 plates, including folding map, plus additional folding table, 458, {1] pp. Binding worn, edges showing in places, normal foxing and aging; else very good. Bowditch (1773-1838) was born in Salem Massachusetts, and after spending nine years at sea, and after finding so many errors in Morris's work on navigation he produced his own title on the subject. First published in 1802, his American Practical Navigator was immenslley popular. He would publish ten editions during his lifetme, but many other editions would be published, and in 1867 it would become a U.S. Government publication. It continues to be a highly respected enclopedia of navigation.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Dessau, 19. VI. 1853.

      1853. 2 SS. 8vo. An einen General: "Es war meine Absicht Ihnen einen kleinen Besuch in Gotha zu machen, da mich das Jubiläum nach Weimar rief. Leider aber erlaubte es die Zeit mir diesmal nicht. Dagegen hoffe ich mir dies Vergnügen im nächsten Monate zu octroyieren, wo ich nach Weimar zurückkehre und von da nach Baden gehe um meinen ausgefallnen Arm und verreckte Hand zu curieren [...]".

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        Stieler's Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Vollständige Ausgabe mit 83 Karten

      Justus Perthes Verlag, Gotha 1853 - Halbleder. Rücken ca. 5 cm aufgeplatzt, Seiten handschriftlich nummeriert, Namensvermerk im Deckel, Schnitt braunfleckig, Bindung stabil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Visitenkarte mit einigen eigenh. Zeilen und U. ("Bunsen").

      Wohl London, 2. IX. 1853. - 1 S. Visitkartenformat. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). Empfehlungskärtchen für den Apotheker und Chemiker Carl Boedeker (1815-1895). - Christian von Bunsen gehörte zu den Mitbegründern des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts in Rom; in der Auseinandersetzung um das Breve Pius' VIII. über die Mischehen (1830) und dem sich daraus entwickelnden Kölner Kirchenstreit wurde seine Stellung in Rom jedoch unhaltbar, so daß er demissionierte und Gesandter in Bern wurde. 1841 verhandelte er in England im Auftrag Friedrich Wilhelms IV. über die Gründung eines anglikanisch-preußischen Bistums in Jerusalem. Seit 1844 als preußischer Gesandter in London tätig, wurde er wegen seiner englisch orientierten Haltung während des Krimkriegs 1854 abberufen und zog sich als Privatier nach Heidelberg zurück. Seine Gattin Frances, die älteste Tochter von Benjamin Waddington of Llanover, Monmouthshire, veröffentlichte 1868 seine Erinnerungen ("A Memoir of Baron Bunsen"). - Mit kleinen Montagespuren und einer alt montierten Notiz zur Provenienz der Karte sowie zu der beiliegenden eh. Widmung an den Politiker Moritz August von Bethmann Hollweg, "seinem verehrten Freunde [.] zum Andenken an Freitag den 29sten August 1851 | Bunsen" (48:101 mm); beide Bll. etwas unfrisch. MEGA III/2, 303, 304, 317-319; III/3, 81, 736; III/4, 162; III/6, 383, 540.

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        Schoolteacher's letter describing a young slave's attack upon attack upon three children in her classroom

      Wading River, Long Island, New York, 1853. Very good. This 4-page letter from a schoolteacher to her aunt, apparently in Bridgeport, Connecticut, measures approximately 6.5" x 8.5". It is in very nice shape. Much of the letter concerns news about family and friends, however Clarissa notes that "My school is not yet out but will be soon, and then I shall feel my self quite at liberty. I usually have 9 scholars, more than half must to be read in words of one or two syllables, which makes it quite tiresome and dull to me. But I have very little troble to make them mind; most are very good." However, she devotes two paragraphs to: "quite a scene [that] occurred at school. While myself and the elder children had gone to the beach for a walk, a colored boy belonging to Mr. Paynes came into the school room and began to beat three little children I had left there-two of them was not much hurt, but Laura Ann Hulse was badly injured. Her back was fairly black & blue, and the skin was broke in many places. Her head was all bloody and her hand and arms much swollen where he had beat her with my ruler which he took from the desk. The children were too small to offer any resistance, and he told them if they attempted to make any noise, he would kill them. Mrs. Hulse took the child before the 'village squire' and obtained a warrant for his apprehension. Accordinglin, on Monday afternoon, he was carried to jail, where his is to stay three months." This calls to mind Nat Turner's massacre of ten white children at Waller's School, and even though Long Island in 1853 was a far cry from Southampton County, Virginia in 1831, it's quite surprising that Mr. Paynes' slave received such a light sentence for his violent and bloody attack upon these students. Very scarce. As of 2017, other than the testimony associated with Nat Turner's rebellion, no other first-hand manuscript accounts of such attacks are held by institutions per OCLC. None are in the trade; and no similar auction records are found at Rare Book Hub or ABPC.

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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

      New York: Appleton & Company, 1853. Engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, additional hand-colored lithograph title by T. Sinclair. 670, 237, [3] pp. 12mo. 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. Griffiths 1853:27

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        The Floricultural Cabinet and Florist's Magazine (January to December, 1853)

      London: Whittaker and Co, 1853. Half-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. A lovely example of the 1853 edition, the 21st volume of the "Floricultural Cabinet". Bound in half-leather over marbled boards. Raised bands, bright gilt-lettering along spine. A tight, VG copy, with a degree of wear at the outer hinges (which are still perfectly sturdy). The 16 full, hand-colored plates, which steal the show, are vivid and magnificent. All bright and clean and very striking. Octavo, all 12 issues of 1853 bound-in plus the first 4 issues of 1854.

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        Bleak House

      Bradbury & Evans 1853 - A very good first edition in the original boards. Very rare as such, since most copies are rebound. Some foxing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter of patent for André Michel Massonnet from Paris for an invention regarding certain improvements in alloys of metal and of other substances and also in the application of the same to various usefull purposes.

      United Kingdom, London, d.d. 5-2-1853. Two vellum sheets, 46x61 and 52x75 cm. Manuscript text wih printed decorative margins. Large seal, 16 cm. diam., depicting a throned Queen Victoria. The seal is connected to the charter by a rope. The seal is in good condition, the charter has slight damage on the folds. H212.

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        A List of Natural Flies that are taken by Trout, Grayling, & Smelt in the streams of Ripon.

      Ripon: W. Harrison. 1853. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp x + 154, 9 plates, 1 text engraving; very good. First edition, second issue, with addenda and tackle plate. One of the first books to apply Alfred Ronalds's entomological approach to a small geographical area, and a model of careful observation that proved extremely useful throughout the country. Westwood & Satchell p. 135.

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        Digby Grand: An Autobiography

      London: John W. Parker & Son, 1853 - First Edition; two volumes; original publisher's cloth. Faint evidence of removed bookplates; minor soiling and wear; a very attractive set in a custom clamshell box. A fictional sportsman's memoir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FRANKFURT. - (Schott, Albert und Karl Hagen). Die deutschen Kaiser nach den Bildern des Kaisersaals im Roemer zu Frankfurt aM.

      (Ffm., Schmerber, ) 1853 - 25 x 19,5 cm. Mit 2 kalligraphierten Bl. und 50 altkolor., montierten Stahlstichtafeln. Violetter Samteinband d. Zt. mit 4 getriebenen Silberblech-Ecken, Silberblech-Applikationen auf den Deckeln, Silberblech-Schließen, weißem Moiréseidenvorsätzen und Silberschnitt. Am Anfang 2 mehrfarbig kalligraphierte Blätter (Titel und Widmung "Meinem lieben Oncel Clemenz zum Namenstage von seinem Neffen Franz"). Die Kupfer (Ansicht des Kaisersaals und 49 Porträts) beschnitten und mit Titelei, Goldpapierlinien und getuschten Linien auf kräftiges Papier montiert. - Der Einband bestoßen, abgegriffen und etwas verblichen. Die Vorsätze wellig, an den Rändern leicht angestaubt, minimal gebräunt.

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        THE AUSTRALIAN AND CALIFORNIAN GOLD DISCOVERIES, and their probable consequences;

      - Or, an inquiry into the laws which determine the value and distribution of the precious metals; with historical notices of the effects of the American mines on European prices in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. In a Series of Letters. Pp. [iv]+280(last blank, the preliminary leaves mispaginated but complete)+8(advertisements), folding frontispiece table highlighted in red, note; gilt lettered maroon cloth, decorated in blind, boards a trifle canted and faintly soiled, edges lightly rubbed, cloth faded (heaviest on spine), fore-corners slightly bruised, slightly worn at foot of spine; uncut; early inked ownership inscription on upper free endpaper, corners of a few leaves slightly creased, a little faint foxing and soiling; Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1853[1852?]. F.16282; Sabin 91851. *Mounted on the title page is a small strip of paper inscribed in ink \i with the author's compts . Patrick James Stirling (1809-1891) was a Scottish economist whose other works included \i The Philosophy of Trade: Or, Outlines of a Theory of Profits and Prices. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE AGAINST THE BULLY AND CONVICT POWER. TO THE DEMOCRACY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

      [New York?:. 1853]. 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Disbound, bit of loosening. Else Very Good. This rare pamphlet illustrates the hatred between the two factions of New York State's Democratic Party: Hunkers and Barn-Burners or, as they were also known, Hards and Softs. Hunkers supported the National Democratic Party. Barn-Burners were anti-slavery Democrats, alienated from the National Party by its southern domination and its support of slavery and the Fugitive Slave Act. At the 1853 State Convention in Syracuse the conflict erupted into violence. This pamphlet presents the Hunker side of the story, their victimization by "an organized body of desperate men" who are "notorious in the city of New- York, their acts of disorder, the outrages in which they habitually share, and of which several of them stand convicted." This "bully power, with brazen front and foul brutality," created a "theatre of violence and outrage" in Syracuse. OCLC locates copies only at the New York Public Library and Harvard. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, LCP. OCLC 22046734 [2] [as of October 2014].

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        documens historiques et genealogiques sur les familles et les hommes remarquables du rouergue dans les temps anciens et modernes 4 vol + 1 volume : documents sur les ordres du temple et de saint jean de jerusalem en rouergue

      - Rodez, Ratery 1853-1861. 5 volumes in-8 reliés demi basane rouge (reliure début 20ème siècle), dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, 2 ff-XIX-751, 4 ff-765,4 ff-804 et 2 ff-XV-555 pp. ; puis 4 ff-591 pp. La plus grande partie de ce dernier volume concerne la Légion d'honneur dans le département de l'Aveyron. Une longue introduction au tome 1 donne l'histoire du Rouergue ; à la suite les familles sont classées suivant le rôle des derniers Etats de la province tenus en 1651 ; à la suite les familles nobles suivant leur ancienneté ; le quatrième tome contient les familles de la noblesse moderne. Le volume Documents sur les ordres du Temple. constitue un complément à ce travail. 1384 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twelve Years a Slave Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana

      Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853 First edition. Eighth Thousand. Has peach sticker in book from original owner. Book is in acceptable condition very difficult to find a copy of this book in fine condition...almost impossible.Spine had some repairs made to it using twine. More pictures and info available on request.I am the seller TrillyandTruly on amazon where I have many positive feedbacks.

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, Washington 1853 - 8vo., tastefully rebound in red cloth, black leather label on spine stamped in gold. Exterior as new. New eps. Hinges tight. Lg. map in good condition with some tape repairs to verso held in a rigid, folding compartment at rear. Mild age toning and essentially no foxing. All plates present as called for except that one of the plant plates is different from that in the list and there is an extra plant plate included. Plates are all in excellent shape, especially the tinted ones of Indians and scenery. pg. 95/96 has an old tape repair at top corner with no loss of text. The Sitgreaves expedition travelled from New Mexico through Arizona to San Diego in 1851. Their careful observations resulted in an important map as well as many plates, tinted and black and white, of scenery, Native Americans, flora and fauna. This volume is in very good condition, as well as being complete. Howes S-521, Wagner-Camp 230:2 1st edition, Senate, 32nd Congress, 2d Session, Exec., No. 59 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula of Sinai, in the Years 1842-1845, During the Mission sent out by His Majesty Frederick William IV of Prussia ... Edited, with Notes, By Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie. Second Edition, with Additions and Corrections.

      

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        The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:

      Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart,, 1853. Why It Exists, and How It May Be Extinguished. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and boards stamped in blind. With the errata slip tipped in to page 93. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few knocks, head of spine a little crushed and frayed, endpapers browned, contents foxed, overall a very good copy. 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.

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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.

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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)

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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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        General-Karte von der Europäischen Türkei. Nach allen vorhandenen Originalkarten und itinerarischen Hülfsmitteln … Terrain radirt von C. Ohmann.

      - Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1853. Large engraved and outline-coloured map (90 x 130 cm), disected into 40 segements, linen-backed and folding back into a marbled slip-case with gilt-stamped label to spine; case a little rubbed, linen-backing browned, map in very good and clean condition. One of the best maps of Ottoman Europe and the Bosphorus of the time, with inset maps of Montenegro, the Dardanelles, and Istanbul, based on 'all existing original maps and travel advice' (title). 'The geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century … Kiepert acquired one of his interests - the historical geography of the classical world - in his student days at the University of Berlin, where he worked with Carl Ritter (1779-1859). Ritter and Kiepert produced what appears to have been one of the first modern atlases of the ancient Greek world, Topographisch-historischer Atlas von Hellas und den hellenischen Colonien in 24 Blättern (1840-1846) … Another major interest was the Ottoman Empire, where Kiepert travelled numerous times, gathering enough data to produce several major maps of the Ottoman world between the 1840s and 1890s … Kiepert's maps are almost invariably clear and easy to read, and they are as accurate as the scholarship of the day permitted' (University of Chicago Library, online). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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.together with the Psalms of David.,

      London: William Pickering, 1853. - 4 1/2 x 7 1/4. 360 leaves on fine "India" paper. Title printed in black and red within a border of the Tree of Jesse, and overleaf a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Each page printed within a pictorial woodcut border by Mary Byfield. Dark navy blue morocco gilt by Riviere, turnins gilt, double set of marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Armormial bookplate on pastedown. of Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Roseberry; signed and dated March 1882 by him on a blank. Light rubbing to joints. A beautiful, fine copy of "Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book." A fine example of the Whittinghams' printing, this reprint of the 1569 prayer book is considered Mary Byfield's masterpiece. Her 100 different borders are based mostly on designs by Tory, Holbein, and Dürer. Ruari McLean (1963, pp 10-11) writes "The cuts harmonize perfectly with the type (which is Caslon) and this small volume.is a triumph of printing as well as of illustration and typography." Roseberry was "an ardent and discriminating book collector. In 1927 he presented many of his most important mauscripts and books to the newly formed National Library of Scotland"--University of Toronto database of British Armorial Bindings. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Rev. ... To which is added, select hymns, from other authors ...

      Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1853. Boston:: Crocker & Brewster, 1853., 1853. Sm. 12mo. 36, (51)-776 pp. Original dark green morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Early ownership signature. With a fore-edge painting, dark, showing a shipping scene.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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