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        [Small Handbill, Caption Title]: Mortgage Sale. Michael Martin and Winna Martin his wife of Sag-Harbor, Suffolk county, executed to William R. Mulford and William Sleight...

      (Sag-Harbor?): S.L. Gardiner, Attorney. 1853. Two identical, unseparated copies of a small 1853 handbill printed two-up, head-to-head, on a single sheet. The two copies were printed in two impressions from a single setting of type, probably using a small clamshell press. Notice of an auction sale for a lot in Sag-Harbor "situate on the north side of a new street to the west of a new house, occupied by the widow of Samuel Clark, deceased... ." to be conducted at the Mansion House Hotel in Sag-Harbor. Light age-toning and folded along the middle, near fine. An interesting curiosity. .

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

      Washington: Robert Armstrong, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Senate issue (32d Congress, 2d Session, Executive, No. 59). Complete as issued, with 198 pp + 79 lithographed plates (23 views, 6 mammals, 5 birds, 21 reptiles, 3 fish, 21 botanical plates) and large folding map. Original brown cloth, with chipping and tears to spine cloth. Spine cracked at pp 174/175; intermittent foxing, primarily affecting the title page, occasional text margins, and about 20 plates (mainly mammals, birds, reptiles and botanicals, as opposed to the views, which are generally clean). Map has a few splits at the intersections and one closed tear that has been repaired on the verso. This was the final expedition made by the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in connection with the Mexican War. In addition to Sitgreaves, the expedition party included J.G. Parke, Richard H. Kern as draughtsman, S.W. Woodhouse as physician and naturalist and Antoine Leroux as guide. Its purpose was to determine whether the Zuni River actually emptied into the Colorado and to examine the territory en route. The party followed the Zuni from Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico to the Little Colorado, then continued west, reaching the Colorado near the Mojave villages and then proceeding south to Camp Yuma and San Diego. Wheat (3: 22-24) notes that the map is very detailed and calls it "a monumental achievement...generally correct and exceedingly well done." Howes S-528, Wheat 763, Wagner Camp 230:1, Graff 3809, Field 1414.

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        Op. 124 nos. 6-20]. Albumblätter 20 Clavierstücke Frau Alma von Wasielewski zugeeignet. Op. 124 [Vols. 2, 3, and 4]. Pr. Th. 2.10 Sgr

      [PN A. 356-358], Elberfeld bei F.W. Arnold. London bei Graue & Co 1853 - Folio. Unbound. Original publisher's printed wrappers. Uniform title within decorative border printed in dark blue; uniform table of contents printed within black decorative border. Vol. 2: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 3: 1f. (title), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 4: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-17, [i] (blank) pp. Second printed pagination to lower outer corners of all pages, continuous for the complete set (14-47; unnumbered pages not included). Title lithographed, upper wrappers, table of contents, and music engraved. Wrappers carry a price of "22 1/2 Sgr." to each volume, price to title is "Th. 2. 10 Sgr."Titling to upper wrapper includes contents of all four volumes; the respective volume is identified by underlining in red pencil. Each volume includes five pieces with numbering continuous from 6 to 20. Title, table of contents, and upper wrapper all with inclusive plate numbers "355-358." All sections of the volume with dates of composition printed below caption titles; plate numbers of respective volumes printed to foot of all pages of music. Early owner's oval handstamp to lower right corner of table of contents of Vol. 2: "Pickler Bódog;" additional owner's handstamp to upper right corner of title of Vols. 3 and 4: "Helene v. Neuman."Wrappers (Vols. 2 and 3 dark pink, Vol. 4 green) slightly worn, soiled, stained and frayed, those to Vol. 2 partially detached. Minor foxing; some bleeding and offsetting; printed from plates with cracking. First Edition of Vols. 2-4; Vol. 1, containing pieces 1-5, lacking. Hofmann p. 273. McCorkle pp. 529-30. Hoboken 15, 219 (complete set but without wrappers).The present work is a compilation of pieces dating mostly from the years 1832 to 1845, some of them originally intended for other cycles. See McCorkle, p. 526. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Op. 1]. Sonate (C dur) für das Pianoforte componirt und Joseph Joachim zugeeignet... Op. 1... 1 Thlr. 10 Ngr.

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 8833], [1853]. Folio. Contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards with decorative cut green paper label titled in manuscript to upper, original publisher's brown printed upper wrapper bound in. 1f. (title), 3-31, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Small publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title. Printed notes to foot of title: "Eingetragen in das Vereinsarchiv" and "Entd. Sta. Hall." With signature "Seitz" in pencil to upper wrapper and "Juni 1921 Margarethe Seitz, Bergen i. Obb." in blue ink to head of title. Binding slightly worn; upper wrapper partially detached. Slightly foxed; some leaves slightly frayed at edges. First Edition, [?]first issue. McCorkle p. 3. Hofmann p. 3. Hoboken 4, 1. Deutsch 1. According to Deutsch, the first issue has neither price nor wrappers. Hofmann objects (p. 3): "Only the author's copies and the copies for export were issued without price; apparently this is what Deutsch's comments refer to." According to Deutsch(p. 9), the price on the unpriced copies was covered, i.e., it had been engraved before; thus these copies could not have preceded the present issue, which Hofmann identifies as first. McCorkle follows Hofmann.

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        Die Soldaten Friedrich\'s des Grossen - [Exemplar aus dem Besitz des königlichen Hauses Hannover],

       1853. 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) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Romance of Indian Life / by Mrs. Mary H. Eastman ; with Other Tales, Selections from the Iris, an Illuminated Souvenir

      Lippincott, Grambo, Philadelphia 1853 - Early printing. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall in intricately tooled and embossed ORIGINAL FULL LEATHER, gold spine titles and dec. (partially effaced), all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers. Near Fine w/ worn spine tips and corners, owner gift inscription (1853!) on the "Presented to" page and also on title page; trace slant, hinges firm, interior clean and unmarked. xvi, 298pp, illustrated in 12 leaves of color plates; portraits inc. chromolithographs by C. Schuessele after drawings by Capt. S. Eastman, published by P. S. Duval. Beautiful example of this work and the finest on the internet at time of posting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Commonplace Journal with Drawings and Watercolours - Contemplating the Needs of Man - Pleasure & Success

      [England, 1853-1881] - Manuscript commonplace book created by a learned man by the name of George Humphrey, its purpose being for multiple contributors to present and contemplate two contradictory yet equally important needs of man - pleasure and achievement. Contains 4 drawings including one of Cetshwayo kaMpande, ruler of the Kingdom of Zulu, while he was imprisoned by the British, and 4 watercolours including a scene of French occupied Malta. 8vo. 141 pages with a scant few integral blanks, plus title page and index. Brown leather gilt tooled boards with five raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers. A delightful volume with manuscript illustration. This volume's creator deemed mankind's life pursuit to be twofold, with opposing desires, in essence, pleasure and success. Reflecting leadership, conflict, and much more, the volume contains a rare portrait drawing of Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande following the Anglo-Zulu War. Several learned and sympathetic contributors add brief works, thoughts and experiences from which to draw on, some in response to a previous entry. Subjects include, in part, love, death, bashfulness, curiosity, civility, flirtation, marriage, happiness, the pursuit of doing good, solitude, etc., revealing nineteenth century perspectives in an honest format shared among friends and trusted peers. Most entries were made in the 1850s. A subsequent lapse in time is evident, with entries resuming in 1879, suggesting that the volume had been passed on to a descendant. Of special interest in this work is the drawing of Cetshwayo, the last king of the Zulu people, as a prisoner in Cape Town, three years before his death. The skillful sketch was made from the 1881 copyrighted photograph taken by C. F. Crewes of Cape Town, South Africa, when Cetshwayo was a prisoner of war, after the close of the Anglo-Zulu War. A nautical watercolour signed H. White is dated 24 September 1856, and illustrates French and English merchant ships off the coast of Malta during the earlier period of French occupation, the Valetta fortification in Grand Harbour donning the French flag. Another striking watercolour painting signed H.T. White 1856 depicts a large brig, flying the British Merchant flag, on approach to a harbour, possibly Gibraltar. A poem penned by a different contributor and also dated 1856 follows, with the title "I will think of Thee in the Night Watches..." Literary contributions include a short poem by Harry Howells Horton, an amusing poem called "Your Tailor: Dedicated to Fast Young Men," a witty poem 3 pages in length titled "Lore & Death," the reveal of character of an old seaman called Wellington, a sobering realization of the impact of a simple letter, "Myrrah of Tangiers" (a poem published in Graham's Monthly by Caroline C.), and family letters. Excerpts from the preface: "After the foregoing prelude, I will endeavour to sketch the Two Opposite Paths pursued by Man thro' this life..." "There are but two general roads to go thro' this world; the agreeable and the useful. The first is taken by those who are in search of pleasure, and devote themselves to the imaginary delights of delusive felicity; the second is pursued by those sages whole sole ambition is solid advantage, even in the social commerce of mankind." End Excerpts. Cetshwayo kaMpande (circa 1826 - 1884) was the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1872 to 1879, and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. His name has been transliterated as Cetawayo, Cetewayo, Cetywajo and Ketchwayo. He famously led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle of Isandlwana, fought on 22 January 1879. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. Cetshwayo was captured not long afterward and held prisoner in Cape Town. He was eventually allowed to travel to Britain to promote his hopes of having his Kingdom restored to him. He met Queen Victoria who presented him with a silver cup and was actually quite popular with the British people. He was finally allowed to return to a much diminished Zululand but was never able to re-establish his royal authority. His band of followers was defeated by rival Zulu factions at Ulundi in July 1883 and Cetshwayo died in February 1884 of a heart attack although there is supposition to this day that he was in fact poisoned. Commonplace books are a medium in which to gather knowledge or theory, in a wide variety of formats, everything from quotes, letters, poems, recipes, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal treatises, medical instructions, and more. For centuries, philosophers, scholars, lawyers, doctors, theologians, artists, and poets have gathered the memorable thoughts and words of others and organized them in commonplace books. A storehouse of texts through which experience and cultural code could be shared and understood, each volume was unique to its creator's particular interests. They were popular with scholars, readers, writers, and students alike, as an aid for remembering concepts or facts. The entries were generally quotable, memorable, often prescriptive, favouring brevity and an unwavering statement. Commonplacing became significant in Early Modern Europe. By the 17th century, it had become a recognized practice that was formally taught to college students in such institutions as Oxford. The commonplace tradition in which Francis Bacon (1561-1626) and John Milton (1608-1674) were educated had its roots in the pedagogy of classical rhetoric. By the early 18th century commonplace books had become an information management tool in which a note-taker stored quotations, observations and definitions. By the early nineteenth century commonplace books became less rigid in structure, and also popular with women; they were kept not only as a personal record of reading but also as something to be shared with friends. Commonplacing persisted as a popular study technique until the early 20th century.

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        Habitants de l'Inde dessinés d'après Nature par le Prince Alexis Soltykoff, lithographiés à deux teintes par J. Trayer.

      H. Gache, Paris 1853 - Paris: Félix Maltested et Cie for H. Gache, [n.d. but 1853]. The plates printed by Plista. Modern cloth over paper covered boards, the upper board covered with the lithographed title page with a vignette depicting a group of people in a garden, folio, 523 x 353 mm; 42 plates, each accompanied by one leaf of explanatory letterpress and preceded by the list of plates. The covers carefully restored and rebacked with a new ruled spine matching the one of the copy in the British Library, but with a different colour resembling the colour of the original cloth. A fine work with expertly lithographed portraits from original drawings made by the author. Amongst the people depicted are the women of Bombay, servants, fakirs, Paharis of the Himalaya, dancers, masalchis, but also members of the nobility like the young King of Gwalior or the daughter of the Radja of Kourg. One of the rarest books on India with only 8 copies in institutional libraries worldwide and with only 4 copies appearing on auction since 1966, the last one being the copy auctioned by Bloomsbury Auctions in May 2007. Please look at our website for addtional information and extra pictures. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Visit to Mexico by the West India Islands, Yucatan and United States with Observations and Adventures along the Way

      London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1853 2 volumes. xx+ii+332 pages with fold out frontispiece and foldout map; ii+478 pages with appendix. Small Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4"). Bound in original decorative blind stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The map is titled Mexico and Texas and shows the Republic of Texas including a large section of today's New Mexico, Kansas and southern Colorado, northward to the Arkansas River and westward to the Rio Grade. (Sabin 72016) First American edition. Robertson was appointed Mexican commissioner in 1848. He journeyed with his daughter from Southampton to Bermuda on the Avon, and then to the Yucatan Peninsular on the Forth. Written in the form of a journal, the book includes both details of everyday life on board ship and dramatic events, such as shipwreck. Both father and daughter contributed to the book, which gives an interesting perspective on Robertson's sojourn in Mexico. The book provides information on the country's mines, politics, and mores, as well as anecdotes of the Yucatan and West Indies. Condition:Front inner hinge of volume one cracked through, spine ends and corners chpped and rubbed, previous owner's name on front end papers. A good copy.

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        A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story is Founded . . .

      Boston: John P. Jewett; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1853. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 262 pages. ¶ Mrs. Stowe's thorough documentation of the story and claims made in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Wrappers skillfully repaired at the corners and spine; some light foxing; very good copy.

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        Primkenau: \" Schloss Primkenau von der Wiese aus S.W.. Lithographie von W. Heuer nach Dr.F.H. Germar 1854 \". Druck von Charles Fuchs.

      Grassmann Hamburg Kreidelithographie mit floraler Umrandung aus dem Album: \" Die neuerbaute Residenz Sr. Hochfürstlichen Durchlaucht des Herzogs zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg bei Primkenau in Nieder-Schlesien.\" ( Schloß Primkenau wurde 1853 vom Herzog Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg (1798-1869, Geburtsort der späteren Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria - der Frau Wilhelms II.) erworben ). Bildgröße: 15 x 23 cm / Blattgröße: 29 x 36 cm. Das Blatt mit Erhaltungsmängeln: Etwas stockfleckig sowie im weißen Außenrand angestaubt und fleckig, ein Einriß am unteren Rand, einige handschriftliche Anmerkungen von alter Hand auf dem unteren Rand. - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Primkenau, Schleswig-Holstein, Christian, Nieder-Schlesien, Schlesien

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        The Odd-Fellows' Offering for 1853.

      New York: Edward Walker, 1853. Red leather with elaborate giltstamped decoration to the front board and to the spine. Stamped decoration to the rear board. All edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with engravings in steel. Full colour title page. Some light shelfwear to the leather. Some pages foxed throughout, with an occasional stain.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Charles Marville, Cathédrale de Chartres

      1853 - Photographie,vintage salt print. Impression Blanquart Evrard. // Circa 1853 // Papier salé // Format (cm): 24x30

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        The Life and Character of Capt. Wm. B. Allen, etc. (Captain William) (presentation copy)

      Columbia, TN: J. J. M'Daniel Democratic Herald Book Office, 1853 1st ed. 228pp. frontis. black cloth 12mo w/gilt titles: Good/no dj [some cover wear at extremities; antique inscription on pastedown; owner stamp on ffep; few antique marginal comments in ink; foxing throughout; else a complete & tight original copy] Presentation inscription and signature ffep by Richard Hale Allen (1794-1876), father of William Bethel Allen (1824-46), who was killed in the Mexican War. Subtitle continues: "Of Lawrence County, Tenn., Who fell at the Storming of Monterey, on the 21st of September, 1846. With an Appendix containing a number of his Essays and Speeches." A nice piece of Americana.

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        Essai sur les phosphènes ou anneaux lumineux de la rétine considérés dans leurs rapports avec la physiologie et la pathologie de la vision.

      Paris, Masson, 1853. ____ Première édition. Henri-Auguste Serre, d'Uzès, (1802-1870) est l'inventeur du mot phosphène. Deux parties : physiologie - pathologie. Exemplaire avec un ENVOI sur le titre et une LETTTRE de deux pages de l'auteur, qui a été relié en début d'ouvrage : "Daignez accepter ce livre comme un souvenir de mon estime et de mon affection pour vous." Il lui demande de le signaler aux membres (de l'Académie de Nimes). Ex-libris héraldique gravé : "Albin de Montvaillant, membre de l'Académie de Nimes, 1885." Illustré par 34 figures dans le texte gravées sur cuivre par E. Salle. The Bernard Becker Collection in Ophthalmology 339 : "Julius Pagel remarked about this work in Hirsch's Biographisches Lexikon, "Auch haben seine gründlichen Untersuchungen über die 'Phosphene', deren Bedeutung allerdings durch die Erfindung des Augenspiegels hinfällig geworden ist, ein gewisses historisches Interesse und zeigen immerhin seine ingeniöse Methode zur Untersuchung der Retina." Bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. Inscribed and with an author's letter bound in. In-8. [208 x 131 mm] Collation : XX, 472 pp. Demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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      Genova, Armanino, 1853. Bella pianta della città di Genova (cm. 51,5x78) litografata a colori, montata su tela e suddivisa in 28 riquadri. La pianta, in scala 1: 6000, èÂ’ stata incisa da André Hoenig e “disegnata dal fu Foppiani, Dottore di Matematica e Professore dÂ’Architettura nella R. Università di Genova, corretta, aumentata ed incisa nello stabilimento Litografico di Nicolò Armanino”; sul lato sinistro porta lÂ’elenco delle chiese, degli stabilimenti regi e pubblici e degli alberghi. Al margine inferiore, la scritta: “Superficie territoriale appartenente ai singoli Sestieri della Città (S. Teodoro, PreÂ’, Maddalena, Molo, Portoria, S. Vincenzo), rappresentata dai colori, qui sotto indicati, per la civica numerazione..”. Ben conservata, con custodia in cartonato coevo (mm. 182x122). .

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        Illustrations of the Spires and Towers of the Medieval Churches of England, 3 vols. (Volume I: Spires, Volume II: Towers, Volume III: Supplemental Volume); Preceded by some Observations on the Architecture of the Middle Ages, and its Spire-Growth

      John Weale / Ackermann & Co, London 1853 - Three volumes, complete. First edition, 1853-9. Folios, cloth hardcovers, heavily illustrated, Good ex-library set with typical treatments (bookplates, labels on front covers and spines, etc.), wear to some pages including creasing or loss to the edges of some of the pages, age-toning and soiling to some pages, significant rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers including fraying and loss. These three volumes are large and heavy and will require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographs for Freedom

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Octavo. viii, 263pp. Original blue cloth with blind-stamped ruling on covers and gilt lettering on spine. Our copy without the frontispiece and the other two plates; in variant bluw cloth. Collection of Anti-slavery testimonies in poetry, prose, and as essays by men and women prominent in the anti-slavery movement. Presented to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society for publication. The proceeds were slated for various projects around the country geared to elucidate and educate on the subject of slavery. All contributions contain facsimile signatures of the writers, including Horace Greeley, John G. Whittier, Lewis Tappan, Charles Sumner, Annie Parker, Frederick Douglass, among others. Binding with light wear along edges and spine, small chips, and rubbed. Spine sunned. Block slightly age toned, with very small water stain at top, starting at page 69, getting slightly bigger towards end of block. Minor sporadic foxing. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition. Hand colored frontispiece, 12 hand colored steel engravings, and numerous woodcut illustrations by John Leech. 1 vols. 8vo. Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, some cover wear, shaken, else internally near fine. First Edition. Hand colored frontispiece, 12 hand colored steel engravings, and numerous woodcut illustrations by John Leech. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition, Original Cloth.

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

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        A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story is Founded

      Boston: John P. Jewett; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1853, 1853. First American edition. BAL 19359, binding A.. Wrappers skillfully repaired at the corners and spine; some light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 262 pages. Mrs. Stowe's thorough documentation of the story and claims made in Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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        Zusammenstellung und Beschreibung sämmtlicher im Uebergangsgebirge der Eifel vorkommenden Brachiopoden nebst Abbildungen derselben

      Cassel, Fischer 1853. HalbLn, 29 cm, v, 79 Seiten, 24 Tafeln (Vollständigkeit überprüft). ZUSTAND: Einband mit nur leichten Lagerspuren, durchgehend leicht-stark stockig Tafeln teils etwas gelockert ansonsten gut.

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        Plan of the City, Bay and Promontory of Milazzo, ....

      1853. Pianta topografica della città, della baia e del promontorio di Milazzo. In calce a dx., riquadro con veduta della città

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        Sammlung von Zeichnungen aus dem Gebiete der Wasserbaukunst, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf den Brückenbau. Für das Studium und den pract: Gebrauch zusammengetragen und zum Umdruck gezeichnet von Studirenden der Königl: Bauakademie zu Berlin im Winterhalbjahr 1852-53 [& 1855]

      54 lithographed double-page plates (several foxed). Text: 2 lithographed leaves (foxed); 2 printed leaves. Two vols. Large folio, cont. marbled half-sheep & marbled boards. Berlin: Ernst & Korn, [1853] & 1855. First edition of this rare collection of designs for bridges, canals, lighthouses, and steamships, prepared for students of the Berlin Bauakademie and practicing civil engineers. This work was inspired by Eduard Ferdinand Schwarz (1808-66), professor of construction and hydraulic engineering at the Berlin Bauakademie. Schwarz had been a pupil of Schinkel in Berlin and worked as railroad engineer in Hannover & Prussia. From 1845 he lectured at the Hannover Polytechnic University; he moved to Berlin in 1851. He was responsible for the construction of railroad stations in Lehrte, Hannover, and Wunstorf and a synagogue in Hildesheim. Vol. I shows in detail many famous bridges throughout Europe including the stone bridges at Neuilly and Melun over Seine, the wooden bridges over the Elbe at Wittenberg, the wooden bridge at Wettingen, Stephenson's Britannia Bridge, the long bridge in Potsdam, the suspension bridge in Fribourg, and Telford's Menai Bridge. Vol. II depicts the earliest plans for a bridge - not yet built - over the Rhine in Cologne, which was designed by Friedrich Wilhelm Wallbaum and finally built by Hermann Lohse (1815-1893), from 1855 to 1859 (plates 16-18). Further on there are different waterworks, and other bridges by Lohse and a bridge over the river Weichsel. A very good set. Vol. II was edited by E. Lademann. Old library stamp of a Danish engineering school on titles with release stamp on rear endpapers.

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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. Leather bound. 417pp. Octavo [22 cm] Rebound in a maroon calf with decorative stamping to extremities and gilt title and bands on backstrip. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. Ex-library with only a few marks (Small ink stamps on front free endsheet, half-title and title page). Front free endsheet chipped at top corner. Otherwise a clean copy. Includes three color plates and a folding map. he plate of "Cape Bathurst, Meeting with Esquimax" is slightly chipped along the bottom edge. Internally very good and clean. William Hooper was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy assigned to the expedition of 1848 to search for the Franklin party. in 1848. A very rare, Sir John Franklin Expedition and Arctic title. The book also contains information on the culture of the North Alaska Esquimaux and the Tuski.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. First Edition, first issue text, half-title present. Octavo, pp.624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Illustrations by H.K. Browne. In twentieth century half tan calf over marbled sides. Occasional thumbing/marking within, plates browned to margins, page edges toned, binding pleasingly aged. An attractive copy in a later binding which now has some vintage. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel.

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        The Chess-Player's Hand-Book; Containg a Full Account of the Game of Chess, and the Best Mode of Playing It

      New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1853. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. First Edition. Handsome and very uncommon miniature chess handbook, 1853. Still tightly-bound, well-preserved and VG+ in its original chocolate-brown cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and design to the front panel and lavish blindstamped borders. Internally immaculate, with no markings of any kind and no foxing--in spite of its advanced age-- to speak of. All edges gilt, 64 pgs.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Hand-colored lithograph

      , 1853. 1853. SPENCER, Lilly Martin. Hand-colored lithograph. ""Power of Fashion."" New York: W. Schaus, circa 1853. Original lithographic print, colored by hand; in contemporary gilt frame, entire piece measures 20 by 26 inches. $3800.Large hand-colored lithographic print of an original work by popular 19th-century American painter Lilly Martin Spencer.As a woman in the 19th century who made her living painting, Lilly Martin Spencer was a decided anomaly; her unorthodox living arrangements included her husband taking care of their children (who eventually numbered 13) while Lilly earned money painting accessible, sentimental subjects. ""Power of Fashion,"" portraying a young black boy in tattered clothes and an elaborate turban smoking a cigar while sitting next to a dog in an alley, was one of her most popular works, along with the similar ""Height of Fashion,"" which depicted a young black girl playing dress-up while holding a puppy. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste LaFosse (who has signed the plate in the lower left corner), it was sold by William Schaus, the New York agent of the European fine-art publisher Goupil. Contemporary gilt frame with expert restoration.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        Voyages dans l'Inde. Troisième édition

      Garnier Freres, Paris - no date c.1853-54. Deatiled travel account with a map and 26 full page lithographs of his travels through India, lithos include of Lucknow, Calcutta, Kandy, Madras, Ganges, Simla, Himalaya, Delhi , Gwalior and Punjab. He traveled extensively to the Kingdom of Lahore as a guest of the Sikh ruler Maharajah Sher Singh, and the volume contains four well known lithographs of the Punjab, including Sikh Akalis entering Lahore and Maharajah Sher Singh riding on an elephant. Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff aka Saltykov (1806¿59) was a Russian artist and traveller in Persia and India. He was the grandson of Prince Nikolay Saltykov. In 1840 Alexis retired and moved to Paris where he planned his voyages to India. He ended up making two voyages there (1841¿43 and 1844¿46), and achieving the sobriquet 'The Indian' from the Russian and French aristocracy. In 1849 he published a selection of his letters in French accompanied by his drawings, which became very well known in Europe "Lettres sur L¿Inde". Paris,1848).[2] In 1851 the book was translated into Russian and became an instant success: it truly enraptured the Russian reading public. Original binding with gilt spine and titles, worn at edges and spine, with a split on top part of spine without any loss. Altogether a very a tight copy with light foxing throughout. Images can be sent upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Coronet House]
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        Great Republic.

      One of the greatest of all clipper ship sailing cards. The Great Republic was built in 1853 by Donald McKay. She was, at that time, the largest merchant sailing vessel constructed in the United States, but she burned almost immediately. The reconstructed version was still one of the biggest and fastest of her day. Fittingly this card is one of the crown jewels of all clipper ship cards. It measures 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. The front shows the ship in full color surrounded by draped flags and patriotic images against a gold ground. It is also is one of the very few cards printed on the back. This information tells us that Capt. Limeburner was her commander and that she was scheduled to depart Pier 28 in the East River. This may have been her 1859 trip, in which she departed November 23, and made San Francisco in a commendable 109 days. This copy shows edge chipping and oxidation, a faint crack in the printed surface running in from the left margin, and water staining on the back affecting the tonality of the printing on the front. Still, a good copy of an iconic card. A copy of this card brought $4500 in the Siegel sale of 1990.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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      London: Smith Elder and Co. 1853. First edition. First edition. Three volumes. Contemporary quarter calf with title and volume number in gilt to the spine. Blue cloth boards. Bound without the publisherÂ’s catalogue to the rear of volume one. No half-titles called for. The bindings are firm but worn with evidence of a label having been removed from the upper board of each volume and a chip with loss at the head of the spine of volume three. The contents are well margined and without tears or loss. Each volume has a subscription library bookplate to the centre of the front pastedown and a crossed out ink name to the front endpaper. Other than the odd spot of foxing to a few page margins the pages remain clean and bright throughout. A very serviceable and strictly contemporary first edition of the last of Charlotte BronteÂ’s novels to be published in her lifetime. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Herald during the Years 1845 51


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition, first issue text, half-title present. Octavo, pp.624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Illustrations by H.K. Browne. In twentieth century half tan calf over marbled sides. Occasional thumbing/marking within, plates browned to margins, page edges toned, binding pleasingly aged. An attractive copy in a later binding which now has some vintage. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Traite de paleontologie ou histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles consideres dans leurs rapports zoologiques et geologiques. Tomes I - IV + Atlas. ( 5 books, complete edition!)

      Paris: J.-B. Balliere, 1853 -. - 584, 727, 654, 768 S. + 110 Taf. Bd. 1 - 4 + Atlas, in dieser vollständigen Form sehr seltenes Exemplar. Altersgemäß noch GUTER Zustand! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel innen, keine Rückensignatur. Halblederbände der Zeit, beschabt, bestoßen und foliiert. Bindung von Bd. 1 an Vorsatz angebrochen (keine losen Seiten). Seiten papier- und altersbedingt nachgedunkelt und teilw. braunfleckig, Text und Tafeln ansonsten sauber. Weitere Informationen und Fotos gerne auf Anfrage. Sprache: französisch. -- Tomes I - IV + Atlas, complete second edition! Former library books still in GOOD condition. Half leather bound book covers, rubbed, bumped and laminated. Binding of vol. 1 damaged (no loose pages). Pages slightly darkened and foxed, Text and plates otherwise clean. Language: French. petrominera_alt mbx 006 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Asiatic Mediterranean, and its Australian Port: the settlement of Port Flinders, and the Province of Albert, in the Gulf of Carpentaria...

      London: Printed for the Author, 26 August, 1853. Small octavo, frontispiece and two other plates, two folding maps; very good in the original red cloth, embossed in gilt to front, neatly rebacked. Uncommon: one of the marvellous works of imagination relating to inland Australia (one thinks of works such as Maslen's Friend of Australia or Fox's Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland). The proposal is for a new northern port to be established at the Albert River, at the south-eastern reach of the Gulf of Carpentaria.The tone of Saunders' work is neatly captured on the world map: the proposed province of "Albert" takes in most of modern-day Queensland and Northern Territory, the entire region marked the "Plains of Promise". The map of "Albert" is excellent, as are the three very fine views of scenes on the Albert River. Throughout, the debt to the accounts of Flinders, King, Leichhardt and Stokes is apparent. Saunders also dwells on the importance of the region for trade with south-east Asia, and most particularly Singapore.The book was, as is noted on the title-page, printed by the author "for official and private information only", but is not as dramatically scarce as that might suggest: it is, nonetheless, not often offered for sale.

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        The Paradise lost of Milton; with illustrations by John Martin

      Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co. 25, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row MDCCCLIII [1853], London - Handsomely bound edition of Milton's great epic poem, with John Martin's evocative, atmospheric mezzotints, "without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell), "one of the great publishing enterprises of the [Romantic] age." (Ray) 4to: [8],373,[3]pp, with 24 full-page, tissue-guarded mezzotint engravings (including frontispiece), by John Martin, originally designed for the octavo edition of 1827. (According to Lowndes, the plates were retouched for this and the first Washbourne edition, of 1849.) Full contemporary black morocco, covers elaborately framed in gilt, spines richly gilt in six compartments, gilt lettering direct to the second, all edges gilt. Provenance: signatures of A. Thomas, 1856, and A. W. Thomas, 1873, to title page; steel-engraved book plate (dated 1889) of John Frederick Nankivell, Ilfracombe Hotel, North Devon, to front fly leaf. An excellent copy, barring prominent tide marks to versos of frontispiece and first two plates, lightly transferred to rectos. But pages and remaining plates clean and bright with only occasional marginal foxing. A quite uncommon edition: Copac records only two copies (Cambridge, Oxford), OCLC adds one other (Berlin). Lowndes 1560. Allibone, p. 1300. Ray, 69A. Campbell, John Martin, Visionary Printmaker, pp. 38-41. In 1823, Martin was commissioned by a little known American publisher named Septimus Prowett to illustrate Milton's Paradise Lost. Before Martin had even completed the suite of 24 engravings, Prowett commissioned a second set on smaller plates. First published in two two-volume editions, imperial quarto (the large plates) and tall imperial octavo (the small), in 1827, with six more formats appearing through 1853. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunel's newly constructed Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Ray) Adds Campbell: "The greatest significance of Martin's illustrations, however, was in their spectacular visionary content. Martin laid before his public the spectacular settings of the epic tale, the open voids of the Creation, the vast vaulted caverns of Hell vanishing into the utter blackness of Chaos, the daunting scale of the city of Pandemonium, and the sweeping beauty of Heaven itself. These images have no serious counterpart and are the very essence of the sublime in Romantic art." (Campbell). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - 1853-1854 Luis Tasso, Barcelona 4 vol. Trad. de Gregorio Amado Larrosa, A. de Burgos y Joaquin Perez Comoto. Grabados en b/n. 998; 1166; 741; 746 p. 31x21 cm. Enc. pie, con ribeteado dorad y nervios. Poco fatigado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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