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        Erinnerung an den Rigi. (Titelbl.: Der Rigi. Handbüchlein für Reisende.). Nach eigener Anschauung und den besten Hülfsquellen bearbeitet..

      Luzern, Kaiser´sche Buchhandlung, 1853 Kl.-8°, 103 S., 6 lithogr. Taf. (partiell handkoloriet), 1 Falt-Karte der Umgebung, Panorama von Kulm und Scheideck. Auf Rückendeckel Stadtplan von Luzern, Gebrauchspurig, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Faltkarte mit Falzrissen., Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Lithogrpahie von R. Wallis in Luzern.- Selten! Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Luzern

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        Villette

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1853 - Three volumes. Full blue polished calf, raised bands, tan morocco title lables with gilt titles and publication date in gilt, decorative gilt spines, gilt ruled boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding SIGNED by Zaehnsdorf, London. True First Edition / First Printing with 12 pages of publisher's ads dated January 1853 in volume one. (5.25" x 8"), pp. 324, plus 12 pages of ads, 319, 350. Considered by many to be her finest novel, surpassing "Jane Eyre." An exceptionally clean, tight set in a fine binding. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        An archive of correspondence and documents from an American gold miner on the Victorian goldfields, 1853-1868

      An unpublished gold rush archive that charts an American miner's progress in the Colony of Victoria between 1853 and 1868, first in Melbourne, then in Bendigo, Ballarat, and Daylesford. It comprises 10 letters and two printed documents. Edward W. Bradley, a native of Flushing, New York, arrived in Port Phillip via Cape Town in 1853, one of a great number of Americans who joined the Victorian gold rush from 1851 onwards. Bradley was from a wealthy upper middle class family, the son of a shipping owner, but internal references indicate that he had taken part in the recent Californian gold rush. Well educated and highly literate, his letters are full of intelligent observations and commentary that provide a wealth of information about life in Victoria during the gold rush. One of the letters includes a lucid description of the Bendigo goldfield in the winter of 1853: discussing the antipathy of the miners towards the authorities, it gives a prescient warning of dire consequences if their grievances are ignored, mentions the so-called Bendigo Petition sent to the Parliament in Melbourne at the time, and supports the general consensus among the miners that the Colony will be fully independent from Great Britain within a few years. The archive also includes a rare early Gold License, issued to Bradley in Bendigo in August 1853, and a Daylesford gold mining company report from 1868 which identifies Bradley as one of the company's directors. Taken as a whole, the archive is a primary source of major importance to Victorian gold rush studies, as it follows the entire fifteen year trajectory of a miner's career on (and briefly, off) the goldfields. Bradley, reliant to a great extent on his father's financial support, managed to toil with little success on the diggings around Bendigo, Ballarat and Daylesford for an incredible fifteen years. His lack of success compels him, in one of the later letters to his father, to defend himself against his father's accusations of profligacy. Even by mid 1868, when Bradley has become a shareholder in a major Daylesford mining concern, his prospects for making his fortune look slim, as the company's report reveals that it was in a precarious financial position. Indeed, the venture appears to have folded the following year, returning Bradley to square one yet again. In his letters, Bradley assures his father that he will ultimately return to New York if he fails to make his fortune on the diggings, stating that he would never wish to work in regular employment in the Colony. Although we have no evidence of Bradley's return to America, we can locate no reference to him in Victorian records after 1868. With the exception of one, the letters are complete; they are written in a neat, legible hand and are all in good condition. 1. At sea. March 27 1853 [in error, 1852]. (Continued, April 5 1853. Cape Town). Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his mother in Long Island; 4 pp., quarto. The first part of the letter is written on board ship in the south Atlantic after leaving New York. Bradley has his own Cabin State Room, and comments that there are 200 passengers on board "of all classes and descriptions, I am sorry but few gentlemen among the number. There are 10 Ladies, about a dozen women [but] there are only a few with whom I am intimate." The second part of the letter is written in Cape Town, where Bradley meets many Americans returning home from the goldfields: "They all say that energy, perseverance, with Infernal hard work, will accomplish wonders. From all I can hear Australia is worse than California, you must work or starve. There is no chance for clerks, there are thousands who can do nothing else. Consequently when we make the Australian land all my useless clothes will go overboard, and with my bundle and bed on my back, I shall bid adieu to Gentility and comfort until I am a lucky man. I have found one mate for the mines, a steady old married man. We shall look for 2 more which will comprise the party, and by the 1st of June, heigh-ho for the digits...." 2. [Colony of Victoria]. Gold License. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer. Dated 2 August 1853, issued to E.W. Bradley for the sum of one pound ten shillings, valid for one month; No. "91" (in manuscript); 192 x 192 mm; old fold lines with foxing; complete. The Colony of Victoria introduced the Gold License in 1851. All men working on the goldfields were required to carry the License, the fee for which was one pound per month, payable in advance. The significant expense of the Gold License and the over-zealous enforcement of the law by police troopers led to the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association in Bendigo in June 1853 (which organised the so-called Bendigo Petition), and ultimately to the rebellion of miners at the Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, in December 1854. In early 1855 the Gold License was abolished and a new, more just form of taxing the gold diggers, the Miner's Right, was introduced. For an annual fee of five shillings, the Miner's Right gave the bearer the right to dig for gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. 3. [Bendigo]. August 3 [1853]. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 2 pp., quarto (appears to lack the first 2 pages). "A general rush is now being made to Jones Creek some 40 miles distant, where rich Diggings have been discovered. My mate started this morning Prospecting with a party; if they are good he will send me word, when I shall bundle up our traps and follow. The days for making fortunes in the Old Diggings have gone by, for they are worked out from beginning to end. A man can make no more than a living in them; from all accounts the Jones Creek Diggings will be good - I hope they may be, and that we shall be lucky enough to make a lot. The Bendigo are the richest and most extensive Diggings which have been discovered. Fortunes without number have been made, and tis singular that they have been the least deserving of good luck, the great majority of them being Drunkards and the worst kind of Reprobates, who throw their money away as soon as got, while a steady hardworking man very seldom makes anything of a Pile. You may form some idea of the Bendigo by imagining a vast encampment of Tents scattered over a rough tract of Country some 8 miles square, the greatest portion of it being dug up, with roads running through the principal Gullies. Much less crime is committed than you might suppose, there being more Robberies and Murders on the Roads than here. Every man has his Pistol in Bed, and if anyone was heard prowling round a Tent at night he would be shot down without mercy. Some 2 or 3 cases only have occurred since my arrival. There are churches, libraries and sly grog shops, so that a man may have his choice in the way of amusement ... You may see something about the License Tax in the Papers, tis $7 per Month which all men on the Diggings are obliged to pay, or take a space on the Roads for 'Queen Vic.'. This in the present state of the Diggings is considered exorbitant, and a Petition [The Bendigo Petition] with 40,000 names has been sent to Melbourne, praying that it may be reduced to 2.50 per Month; if it is not, serious consequences may follow, as there is much ill feeling against the Government, more among the Colonials than Foreigners. There is hardly a doubt but this will be an Independent Country in a few years. All agree in saying things are fast tending to it. There are many Americans here and they are very well liked, especially in the cities where their Enterprise and Energy beat the Colonial all hollow...." 4. Melbourne. March 21 1854. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 2 pp., quarto. "I am very sorry you did not send it [the draft] soon after I left, as in that case I should have held out on the Diggings. A party with whom I had been working, remained up all summer picking surface stuff, and if I had the requisite funds, should have been one of them. I met one of the party a few days ago, they were doing very well, and expected from their present prospects to clear from 800 to £1000 pounds stg. each for 10 months' work. I may be tempted to go up again, if the prospects are good, otherwise shall remain where I am." Bradley asks his father to send him a few cases of long legged boots, as he will be able to make a profit by selling them in Melbourne, where "the mud is ankle deep". 5. Melbourne. October 27 1854. (Continued, November 9 1854). Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 3 pp., quarto. "By my previous letters, you will see that I was settled at Mr. Throckmorton's [C.L. Throckmorton, Melbourne shipping agent]; however, a few days after my last he failed for £12,000 pounds stg., throwing me out of employment, as well as £40 of salary which I do not expect to recover. At present I am with Mr. Bardwell [William Bardwell, who would later become Ballarat's most eminent pioneer photographer], looking after his drays. Nothing is settled or permanent, but I shall endeavour to remain some months longer, or until I hear from you in regard to the vessel, as I imagine either herself, or a favorable answer will soon reach me." Bradley had previously requested that his father, a ship owner, send him a "lightning vessel" which he intends to operate in the "coasting trade". Bradley now also asks his father to send him more funds, as "if I am doing nothing by next Fall, should like to try the Gold Fields with a surfacing party which would require some Capital; however, this is supposing that no vessel has been sent...." 6. Ballarat. November 8 1857. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 2 pp., quarto. Bradley thanks his father for sending more funds. He laments that Melbourne is full of "young men qualified for any business, doing nothing; every little while they appear on the Diggings to better themselves, and here tis just as bad, truly; here is my friend Bardwell, who returned from California 4 months back. He could get nothing in Melbourne, came here, and lived with me a long time. He could not Dig, and was willing to do anything, for a bare living even, and he could not succeed. He has now borrowed a little Capital, and has become a Daguerreotype Artist. You will therefore perceive that I cannot quit Digging if I would, and tis surely much better to become initiated and submissive than to be always whining, and depressed in spirits. The habits ... of the Digger's life will be readily cast aside when the time comes, and while there is life there is hope. My health was never better, and there is always a chance of making enough to pay for lost time. However, I have not yet done so, and when I tell you that since I worked at 'One Eye Gully' [where the gold nugget "Canadian Wonder" was discovered in 1853] I have made £5.11.6 at Gold Digging, you will say the occupation is not a profitable one. You will wonder how I have managed to live, on Credit. I have met with a few friends who have been very kind, and to whom I am now considerably indebted ... In the meantime, I shall dig away as usual, always being in hope that a Golden Hole is in store for me...." 7. Ballarat. March 25 1865. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 2 pp., octavo. "Yours of December was received on Daylesford [diggings] to which place I return in a few days. I had more than a 20 mile tramp yesterday, the finances not permitting me to pay 4 dollars for the ride. I have been out of employment some time and expect to be a while longer. The claim in which I I am interested is not yet proved, we having been unlucky in our operations, having had two men blown up, and the ground being very hard to work. A month or 6 weeks more however will probably prove it, when there is every reason to believe we will get payable gold, and my shares will be worth some hundreds of Pounds. In the mean time I must have money to pay calls, and shall probably get some from a friend of mine here, Mr. L. Howell of ... [Flushing] ... who is giving up business, and will start for home in a month or two by him you will probably receive a draft. I cannot say what this amount will be. If the claim was proved I should return with him, but it will not do to leave before. The Power of Attorney gives you the authority to act in all cases for me. I expect nothing more than my share - since I have been in this country I have always endeavoured to act honestly and fairly to all, and hope I shall always be ready to act so, in business matters at home...." 8. Daylesford. October 16 1865. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 4 pp., quarto. "Again and again since the receipt of yours of the 12th July, have I thought of its contents, with pain and grief. I have not the slightest idea, who your well informed informer is, neither do I care, but this I do know, he is a Damned Liar. Whether I am a spendthrift or not, and whether Money is of no good use to me or not, my associates will be the best Judges. As to my character for Probity, Industry, Honesty and Solidity (I believe these include all Manly qualities), I shall fearlessly leave my neighbours and friends to Judge, Americans and Men whom I have known, and seen for years, months, weeks and days. The assertion that all who have been here and given proper care to themselves, have been successful, is simply laughable. I believe this is like all other Countries both Old and New; many are fortunate, and more are not; surely, the smartest and most intelligent in this world are not always the most successful. We all know that many a Man makes a Fortune through a Fluke, who would never have made it by his brains ... In Ballarat, Creswick, Back Creek, and here, I have had good chances, but from want of Money, have sacrificed ventures, which later have turned out well. I have held onto others, to the extent of working 1/2 and 1/4 shares, with bare living and expenses paid. I have lived on Bread & Water (when I had no Money or Credit, and worked an extra shift to pay expenses), while working a share in a Claim which stood well at the time. No Man can tell where the Gold is 100 feet under the Surface, and I do not believe I can be justly reproached, when I work hard for [it], but do not get it ... I have now been mining 10 years, and have not the slightest idea of changing to go into Business, in this Colony at all events; what I may do in the future at Home or elsewhere is an open question ... In future my letters will not be so frequent as they have been, and I shall never again enter into any particulars of my Mining life and prospects...." 9. Daylesford. November 22 1865. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 2 pp., quarto. Bradley thanks his father for the sending of another draft; he says he will not be writing to his brother Daniel again after receiving a "cool" note from him, in which his brother had made disparaging remarks about his character; Bradley further defends himself against accusations that he has a weakness for drinking and gambling at cards; he then audaciously goes on to ask his father for more credit. 10. Daylesford. May 20 1866. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 4 pp., octavo. Bradley is relieved that his father has forgiven him regarding the accusations about his profligacy. "All's well that ends well ... I shall never do anything to disgrace you"; thanks his father for yet another Draft. "Please accept my thanks for the views of Dear Mother's grave, I did not think the monument was so handsome ... Last mail I forwarded to you a Stenotype Portrait of her; when in Melbourne about a year ago I had it enlarged from my Daguerreotype, and my friend Mr. Bardwell has painted it for me ..."; "... every Mining Company which I have been paying into the last 2 years [is] smashed and wound up, there was a little gold but nothing to pay; a fortnight back I shifted from my old quarters, to within 2 miles of this place, having bought a 1/6 share in a Cooperative party. The claim prospects pretty well, we shall know more when we wash up, which will be as soon as the Winter Rains set in. I think it will be a good wages claim, and there may be 2 or 3 years' work in it...." 11. Daylesford. May 21 1868. Letter from Edward W. Bradley to his father in Long Island; 3 pp., octavo. Bradley informs his father that he is disappointed with the size of the draft he has just received from him; he encloses a newspaper account [now absent] with an account of the Astley United Gold Mining Company's claim near Daylesford, in which Bradley has 11 shares at £9 each; he comments that there are still several hundred feet of lead left to work, "and if there is any good ground in it, we will soon get out of debt, and shares will go up ...." 12. Astley United Gold Mining Company, "Registered." Directors' Report ... July 4, 1868. [Daylesford : s.n.]. Single sheet folding to form four sides, quarto; printed on two sides, the second being the company's Balance Sheet for the quarter ending July 4 1868; old fold lines, mild toning. The Report is signed by the Chairman of Directors, A. Ramsay; the name of Mr. E.W. Bradley appears in the list of Directors. The Astley United Gold Mining Company was a large-scale company with operations at Deep Creek, Wombat Hill and Blanket Flat on the Corinella goldfield, just south of Daylesford. The balance sheet in the report shows an alarming financial situation: a £4714 expenditure for the quarter which nullified any profit, and a further £3467 in liabilities. The following year the company would manage a moderate reduction in its liabilities, but after 1869 the company must have ceased operations as it disappears from the records.

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        Solitary rambles and adventures of a hunter in the prairies

      London: John Murray, 1853. First edition, 8vo, pp. [xvi], 326, [2] ads; 7 engraved plates including frontispiece; small chip to foot of spine, names in ink to front endpapers, a bit shaken, still about very good and sound in original decorative black and white cloth gilt. Palliser (1807-1887) is best known for his explorations of the 49o and 50o parallels in North America (1857-1860) which helped determine the boundary between the United States and Canada. In 1847 Palliser traveled to the U.S. to hunt in the west and northwest among the Indians. Howes H-43. Sabin 58333.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert: being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum.

      John Murray. 1853 Half title, folding front., five maps & a further ten plates, illus; front. sl. spotted with occasional light spotting to text. Leading f.e.p. a littled oxidised. Orig. brown cloth by Remnant & Edmonds, pictorially embossed in blind; repair to head of spine otherwise a nice crisp copy. Contemp. ownership signature of Charles Alfred Cooper. Advertising label of the RTS on leading pastedown.The copy of Charles Alfred Cooper1829-1916, British journalist, author and co-founder of the Walter Scott Club. Cooper was editor of The Scotsman newspaper for twenty years between 1896 and 1906. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1890 and wrote two books in addition to his autobiography, Letters on Egypt and Letters on South Africa.

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        The naval and mail steamers of the United States. ... Illustrated with thirty-six [sic] fine engravings. Second edition. New York, Charles B. Norton; London, Sampson Low, son & Co. (back of title-page: printed by Baker, Godwin & Co., New York), 1853. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm). With chromolithographed frontispiece to the first and tinted lithographed frontispiece to the second part, steel-engraved author's portrait and 32 plates (somewhat irregularly numbered 1-31), including 6 double-page engraved plates and 4 tinted lithographs all printed by Sarony & Major, New York. Publisher's richly gold- and blind-blocked textured cloth.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 782; Sabin 93147; cf. Dower, "Black ships & samurai: Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan (1853-1854)", chapter 3; not in Bruzelius; Crone Library. Second edition, published in the same year as the first, of a well-illustrated work on the steamships of the United States by Charles Beebe Stuart (1814-1881), American engineer, United States Navy and Union Army officer. It is dived into two parts, treating naval and mail steamers and followed at the end by a message from the publisher and several advertisements. It includes historical and technical descriptions of well-known steamers such as The Allegheny, The Demologos, the John Hancock, The Powhatan, The Saranac, etc. It also includes a notable illustration of The Powhatan as frontispiece. "The Powhatan, Perry's famous flagship on the second voyage, survives in photographs, small-scale models, and - most spectacularly - the romantic frontispiece of a now classic 1853 book by Charles Beebe Stuart titled Naval and mail steamers of the United States. This luminescent, painterly rendering breathes romance and even mystery into this rather stolid warship through the filtered light and near-mystic ambiance associated with the 'Turner school' of high-art painting" (Dower).With library stamp on first endleaf. Heavily foxed throughout, not touching the frontispiece. Binding slightly rubbed, spine discoloured. A well-illustrated work on steamships.

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        The world 1894-5. Journal, 8 November 1894 - 11 May 1895. 4to (ca. 24 x 18 cm). With illustrated title-page and 2 certified copies (1982) of the registration of the author's marriages, with Diana Caroline Walpole (1876) and Ellen Heburn (1894). Contemporary calf, with two clasps.

      - English manuscript journal of a trip around the world by James Boughey Lingard-Monk, who went on this journey with his new wife Ellen Heburn. Including extensive entry's when visiting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America. The entries contain personal and social information, general facts about the areas visited and also descriptions of the areas, customs etc. James Lingard-Monk (1853-1905) of Dunlewey (county Donegal, Ireland) was the son of the respectable magistrate Richard Boughey of Fullshaw Hall and appointed as High Sheriff of Donegal in 1901, as the British Crown's judicial representative. The journey starts in November 1894 when they depart on the SS Himalaya from London to Colombo (Sri Lanka). After that they visit Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America (including Monterey, San Francisco, Chicago and New York). Whether or not he intended to publish it, he certainly intended it to be read by others as the author mentions in the preface: "Perhaps there may be some person. who this diary may amuse, and perhaps not, no one can tell".In very good condition, with later manuscript index on endleaf. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album auvergnat, bourrées, montagnardes, chansons, noëls et poèmes en patois d'Auvergne.

      desrosiers 1853 - Tres rare album musical avec des partitions des danses auvergnates 1853 Quelques taches de rousseurs demi cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.

      Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.l This is the start of an intended series of geological, volcanological and physical contributions by this eminent German geologist, but it remained all that was published. The present works deal mainly with the volcanoes of Mexico and part of the Andes. A work titled "Untersuchungen über die eudiometrischen Mittel und über das Verhältnis der wesentliche Bestandtheile der Atmosphäre", written together with the great French physicist and chemist J. L. Gay-Lussac, is also included, as well as a few smaller papers, and a new introduction by von Humboldt. The fine plates show the volcanoes in Ecuador and Mexico. Two plates are maps, one plate is coloured, containing a comparative outline of the highest mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, and South America, indicating their climate zones. Rare. The text is rather foxed due to the quality of the paper, but the atlas, with its beautiful tinted views, is clean. Sabin 33.725; Ward and Carozzi, 1154.

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        Japan and the Japanese: comprising the Narrative of a Captivity in Japan, and an Account of British Commercial Intercourse with that Country

      London: Colburn, 1853. Spines uniformly sunned.. Two volumes, octavo; a very good, largely uncut and partly unopened copy in original green blind-stamped cloth. The Russian explorer's classic account of Japan, first published in 1817 and still a fascinating primary resource in the 1850s, one of the most valuable works of the period on Japan by an actual observer. Virtually no other first-hand study of Japan by a Westerner had been published, though by the 1850s a growing desire to force Japan to open her hitherto closed doors meant that this 'new and revised edition' was needed: it would certainly have been read with interest by Perry and others as the United States Expedition to Japan was being formed.

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        How To Make Money; A Practical Treatise on Business.

      London: George Routledge. 1853 - Half morocco, 6.5 inches tall. The first English edition of a famously scarce financial 'self help' work. Copac has just 1 copy in British libraries, not in B.L. This example is in a contemporary half morocco with gilt raised bands and fine gilt panels. There is considerable rubbing and scuffing but is complete and firm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The naval and mail steamers of the United States. ... Illustrated with thirty-six [sic] fine engravings. Second edition. New York, Charles B. Norton; London, Sampson Low, son & Co. (back of title-page: printed by Baker, Godwin & Co., New York), 1853. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm). With chromolithographed frontispiece to the first and tinted lithographed frontispiece to the second part, steel-engraved author's portrait and 32 plates (somewhat irregularly numbered 1-31), including 6 double-page engraved plates and 4 tinted lithographs all printed by Sarony & Major, New York. Publisher's richly gold- and blind-blocked textured cloth.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 782; Sabin 93147; cf. Dower, "Black ships & samurai: Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan (1853-1854)", chapter 3; not in Bruzelius; Crone Library. Second edition, published in the same year as the first, of a well-illustrated work on the steamships of the United States by Charles Beebe Stuart (1814-1881), American engineer, United States Navy and Union Army officer. It is dived into two parts, treating naval and mail steamers and followed at the end by a message from the publisher and several advertisements. It includes historical and technical descriptions of well-known steamers such as The Allegheny , The Demologos , the John Hancock , The Powhatan , The Saranac , etc. It also includes a notable illustration of The Powhatan as frontispiece. " The Powhatan , Perry's famous flagship on the second voyage, survives in photographs, small-scale models, and - most spectacularly - the romantic frontispiece of a now classic 1853 book by Charles Beebe Stuart titled Naval and mail steamers of the United States . This luminescent, painterly rendering breathes romance and even mystery into this rather stolid warship through the filtered light and near-mystic ambiance associated with the 'Turner school' of high-art painting" (Dower).With library stamp on first endleaf. Heavily foxed throughout, not touching the frontispiece. Binding slightly rubbed, spine discoloured. A well-illustrated work on steamships.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Alexandre Houssiaux, 1853. Fine. Alexandre Houssiaux 1853, 13x21,5cm, 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés. - First impression of the works in Houssiaux which bought the bottom of the library Furne, in which the works were originally published, he completed the three new volumes (Theater, comical tales ...) that appear for the first time in the works. The edition will be reprinted in 1855. As always with these editions of the complete works, ours has, one is tempted to say "naturally" some notable features. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première impression des oeuvres chez Houssiaux qui avait racheté le fond de la librairie Furne, chez lequel les oeuvres étaient primitivement publiées, il les compléta par trois nouveaux volumes (Theâtre, Contes drolatiques...) qui paraissent pour la première fois dans les oeuvres en 1855 et non en 1853. L'édition sera réimprimée en 1855. Reliure en demi chagrin vert strictement d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de 3 fleurons à froid dans des caissons dorés, filets gras et maigres, à froid et dorés. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Quelques coiffes frottés, avec parfois de minuscules manques de cuir, mais très bel ensemble, dans un bonne reliure d'époque (ce qui est déjà rare) et qui plus est d'une fort belle fraîcheur (quelques très rares petites rousseurs éparses) d'un papier bien blanc (les gravures, imprimé sur un autre papier (fort) sont souvent plus jaunes. Le tome XII a été relié en chagrin marron et non vert, bien que dans un même cuir et utilisant les mêmes papiers, en outre les fers à froid sont très sensiblement différents. Ouvrage illustré de 137 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Comme toujours avec ces éditions des oeuvres complètes, la nôtre présente, on serait tenté de dire "naturellement" quelques particularités notables. Tome I : 6 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 7 figures Tome III : 7 figures. Tome IV : 6 figures. 1855 Tome V : 7 figures Tome VI : 8 figures Tome VII : 8 figures Tome VIII : 4 figures Tome IX : 6 figures. Tome X : 8 figures Tome XI : 8 figures Tome XII : 6 figures. 1855. Couvertures présentes. Chagrin marron (proche de la teinte verte mais plus foncée), mais même reliure et même relieur. Tome XIII : Les 6 figures livrées à la fin du tome XX sont bien présentes, elles ne parurent qu'en 1855. Tome XIV : 10 figures Tome XV : 6 figures Tome XVI : 5 figures Tome XVII : 5 figures. 1852. Furne. Tome XVIII : 16 figures. 1855 Tome XIX : 4 figures. 1855 Tome XX : 4 figures. 1855. Frontispice général in fine avant la préface de George Sand (manque la plupart du temps) : oeuvres complète. La comédie humaine. Bel exemplaire dans une bonne reliure d'époque.  

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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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        Paul et Virginie Suivi de la Chaumiere Indienne

      Paris: Furne, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. Half morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Unique copy, "tire sur papier de cette couleur," with 8 plates on China paper (including frontispiece and colored map), numerous illustrations in text, and an additional portrait of Bernardin de St. Pierre tipped-onto front flyleaf. Some light scuffing along spine and edges of boards.

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        The Paradise lost of Milton; with illustrations by John Martin

      London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co. 25, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, MDCCCLIII [1853]. Early Reprint. Morocco. Near Fine+. 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.

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        Statuts de l’Ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Desir ou du Noeud Institué a Naples en 1352 Par Louis D’Anjou, Premier du Nom Roi de Jerusalem, de Naples et de Sicile, Manuscrit du XIV Siecle Conserve au Louvre Dans le Musee des Souverains Francais. Avec une Notice sur la Peinture des Miniatures et la Description du Manuscrit par M. Le Comte Horace de Viel-Castel

      Paris: Engelmann et Graf, Imprimeurs-Lithographes, 1853. Complete with 17 beautiful full-page chromolithographic plates in brilliant color. Very Good in full black leather, spine with six raised bands; endpapers illustrated in red & gold; all edges red. Scattered light foxing to margins; otherwise, interior is clean with bright plates and text. Large folio. 45pp. of text. Hardcover. First Edition.

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        The Newcomes. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis Esqre. Illustrated by Richard Doyle.

      8vo. London: Bradbury and Evans, October 1853 - August 1855. 8vo., 24 parts in 23, 13, 1-32; 8, 33-64, 8; 12, 66-96, 8, 4, 4; 12, 98-128, 8, 4, [28]; [12], 129-160, 8, [2]; 8, [2], 161-192, [2]; 8, 193-224, [4]; 8, 225-256; 8, 257-288; 8, 289-320, 4, [20]; 8, 321-352, [2]; 4, 353-380, viii; 4, 1-32, 4; 8, 33-64, [6]; 8, 65-96, 8, 2, 1, [16]; 12, 97-128, 8, 2, 1, 8; 8, [4], 129-160, 8, [2]; 8, 161-192; 8, 193-224, 4, [2], 8; 8, 225-256; 8, 257-288, [1], 4, [2]; 8, 289-320; 8, 321-375, viii, 44 plates and many illustrations and initials in text, and publishers ads. Yellow pictorial wrappers with publishers ads as issued, some ads on teal or pink paper, some tipped in. Housed in a red morocco pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling and hand-tooled decorations, and additional red cloth portfolio with flaps. Some chipping and toning to wrappers, plates are foxed and browned, edges show some slight shelf wear, though for such a fragile and ephemeral publication this set is in remarkably good condition and complete. With the book plate of Robert Leaming Montgomery to cloth portfolio, and the book plate of Walter Thomas Wallace tipped-in to part No. 1. First edition, Thackeray’s novel exploration of the marriage market and the role of women in Victorian society, heightened by Richard Doyle’s best series of illustrations: â€

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        Undesigned Coincidences in the Writings Both of the Old and New Testament, an Argument of Their Veracity

      London: Published by John Murray. 1853 - John Murray, London, 1853. Hardcover. Fourth edition. Large 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.vi, (ii), 368. Fine morocco binding with interesting gilt motifs. Both boards have a gilt emblem with “Cool Christi Cant” inscribed in the coat of arms. On the spine is a crown with what looks like a tudor rose at the top of the spine and a crown and the House of Commons logo. A unique binding and still in very good condition with gilt page edges. Some light occasional spotting otherwise contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Very good condition. Condition Report Externally · see above and photos Internally see above and photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gazzetta di Bologna

      Bologna, 1853, n. 1/294, annata completa sciolta - 1858, 1/295 idem - 1859, n. 1/131 (10 giugno). Uniamo 1852, n. 187, agosto 19. Tutti (721 copie) :

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        Itinéraire descriptif et historique de la Suisse, du Jura français, de Baden-Baden et de la Forêt-Noire, de la Chartreuse de Grenoble et des Eaux d'Aix; du Mont-Blanc, de la vallée de Chamounix, du Grand-St-Bernard et du Mont-Rose; avec sept cartes, quatre plans de villes et deux grandes vues de la chaine du Mont-Blanc et des Alpes bernoises. 2e édition, entièrement refondue et cons. augmentée.

      Paris, L. Maison, 1853, - in-8°, 2 ff. + XCI (=9 1 p.) + 664 p. + 2 ff. + 7 cartes, 4 plans et 2 panoramas dépl., à l?int. du premier plat la liste des ?Itinéraires Européens de Richard? Publiés par L. Maison à Paris, reliure en toile originale, dos avec titre et auteur doré, en bas du dos ?PARIS / L. Maison?, bel exemplaire frais. Cette seconde édition de l?Itinéraire de la Suisse n?est point une réimpression textuelle de la première, c?est un ouvrage presque nouveau. Le plan général a subi d?importantes modifications. Préface de l?auteur. Il suit deux poèmes de l?auteur: ?Les Alpes? dédié à Mme Malsy et ?Paysage? dédié à Calame. Avec la Carte de la Suisse / Plan de Grenoble et la grande Chartreuse / Lac de Genève et ses bords / la Savoie et le Mont-Blanc / Le Valais et le Mont-Rose / l?Oberland Bernois / le Lac des Quatre Cantons et le Rigi. Avec les plans in-texte de Genève; Berne; Bâle et Zurich. Les 2 panoramas de la Chaîne du Mont-Blanc vue du Brévent et Panorama des Alpes Bernoises. Ouvrage classique dont la première édition a servi Baedeker à publier son premier guide pour la Suisse en 1844 (en Allemand).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber BSL III/46.; Perret 2374 (1ère éd.).

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        Portland, White Mountains & Montreal Rail-Road Guide [RR, railroad]

      Sanborn & Carter, and H.J. Little & Co., Portland, Maine 1853 - 5" x 7.75", 180 pp. Very Good with sound hinges, clean pages, and fold-out map intact ("Route Between Portland, the White Mountains, and Montreal"). A very early and rare book on Northern New England railroads, circa 1853, with 26 full-page plates of illustration. Three PO names on flyleaf: "Geo. Gilman's book 1854", 2 others. Only flaws are some loss to the spine ends and bumped and rubbed corners; otherwise VG++ for its age. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Elberfeld bei F.W. Arnold. London bei Graue & Co: [PN A. 356-358], 1853. 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.. 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.

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        Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.

      - Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.l This is the start of an intended series of geological, volcanological and physical contributions by this eminent German geologist, but it remained all that was published. The present works deal mainly with the volcanoes of Mexico and part of the Andes. A work titled "Untersuchungen über die eudiometrischen Mittel und über das Verhältnis der wesentliche Bestandtheile der Atmosphäre", written together with the great French physicist and chemist J. L. Gay-Lussac, is also included, as well as a few smaller papers, and a new introduction by von Humboldt. The fine plates show the volcanoes in Ecuador and Mexico. Two plates are maps, one plate is coloured, containing a comparative outline of the highest mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, and South America, indicating their climate zones. Rare. The text is rather foxed due to the quality of the paper, but the atlas, with its beautiful tinted views, is clean. Sabin 33.725; Ward and Carozzi, 1154. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ten lithographs views from the series "Fifteen Views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F" together with a lithograph of King George's Sound Western Australia

      London 1853 - Eleven black and white lithographs: numbers 1-5 and 7-9 approx 255 x 330 mm (matted size) and 2 approx 280 x 375 mm (conforming to those prepared for "Fifteen views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F.") and one view approx 250 x 325 mm titled 'King George's Sound W. Australia, Printed by R. Appel's Anastatic Press'; unbound, housed in a blue cloth solander case. George Fairholme (1822-1889), artist, explorer and squatter arrived in Sydney from Scotland in 1839 and with young Scottish friends began the long and pioneering trek into Queensland. He settled at South Toolburra on the Darling Downs staying until 1852. This was the very beginning of white settlement at Brisbane and the Darling Downs and this young squatter is remembered as "a very intelligent gentlemanly man, the most intelligent of any of the squatters" (Henry Stoubart). The eleven lithographs offered include a view of Brisbane showing the first houses to be built. Privately printed by the artist on his return to Europe, as Fifteen views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F., these views were intended for family and friends and are exceptionally rare. The only known complete work is held in family papers at the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. The set offered here corresponds to the holdings in the National Library of Australia for ten of the prints but includes an eleventh, "King Georges Sound W. Australia"; this lithograph may date from Fairholme's voyage to Australia in 1838.Fairholme sketched daily life in Australia. He had been well educated before arriving to start life on the land and whilst at Rugby School had learned to draw under the English artist Edward Pretty. The 1840s and 50s "were the golden age of horsemanship in Brisbane. and these drawings show the Leslies and the Leith-Hays at Canning Downs and South Toolburra as they brand their calves in the stockade and load the wool-packs onto drays to bring the wool clip down to Brisbane Town" (Susanna Evans Historic Brisbane, p.26). In 1852, Fairholme together with Arthur Hodgson as leaders of the Committee of the Moreton Bay and Northern Districts Separation Association organised an historic meeting in Brisbane to confirm that all the leading squatters of the Darling Downs district supported "the ultimate separation of the Northern districts of New South Wales". It took a further seven years for separation from New South Wales to be achieved and by this time Fairholme had returned to Scotland so did not witness the beginning of Queensland's independence in which he had played an embryonic role.The explorer Ludwig Leichardt records that in 1844 he accompanied Fairholme on an expedition is search of fossil bones and to collect botanical specimens and the two men became friends. This friendship influenced Fairholme who went on to travel to the German cities described to him by Leichhardt. It was on this European expedition, a far cry from the Australian outback, that he met and married Baroness Pauline Poellnitz-Frankenberg in 1857 living for the rest of his life at the Castle of Wellenau in Austria, never to return to Australia. Provenance: Rodney Davidson (Sale, Melbourne, July 2007, lot 500), with his bookplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Whittaker and Co, London 1853 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Ten lithographs views from the series "Fifteen Views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F" together with a lithograph of King George's Sound Western Australia

      London: undated but all circa 1853. Eleven black and white lithographs: numbers 1-5 and 7-9 approx 255 x 330 mm (matted size) and 2 approx 280 x 375 mm (conforming to those prepared for "Fifteen views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F.") and one view approx 250 x 325 mm titled 'King George's Sound W. Australia, Printed by R. Appel's Anastatic Press'; unbound, housed in a blue cloth solander case. George Fairholme (1822-1889), artist, explorer and squatter arrived in Sydney from Scotland in 1839 and with young Scottish friends began the long and pioneering trek into Queensland. He settled at South Toolburra on the Darling Downs staying until 1852. This was the very beginning of white settlement at Brisbane and the Darling Downs and this young squatter is remembered as "a very intelligent gentlemanly man, the most intelligent of any of the squatters" (Henry Stoubart). The eleven lithographs offered include a view of Brisbane showing the first houses to be built. Privately printed by the artist on his return to Europe, as Fifteen views of Australia in 1845 by G.K.E.F., these views were intended for family and friends and are exceptionally rare. The only known complete work is held in family papers at the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. The set offered here corresponds to the holdings in the National Library of Australia for ten of the prints but includes an eleventh, "King Georges Sound W. Australia"; this lithograph may date from Fairholme's voyage to Australia in 1838.Fairholme sketched daily life in Australia. He had been well educated before arriving to start life on the land and whilst at Rugby School had learned to draw under the English artist Edward Pretty. The 1840s and 50s "were the golden age of horsemanship in Brisbane... and these drawings show the Leslies and the Leith-Hays at Canning Downs and South Toolburra as they brand their calves in the stockade and load the wool-packs onto drays to bring the wool clip down to Brisbane Town" (Susanna Evans Historic Brisbane, p.26). In 1852, Fairholme together with Arthur Hodgson as leaders of the Committee of the Moreton Bay and Northern Districts Separation Association organised an historic meeting in Brisbane to confirm that all the leading squatters of the Darling Downs district supported "the ultimate separation of the Northern districts of New South Wales". It took a further seven years for separation from New South Wales to be achieved and by this time Fairholme had returned to Scotland so did not witness the beginning of Queensland's independence in which he had played an embryonic role.The explorer Ludwig Leichardt records that in 1844 he accompanied Fairholme on an expedition is search of fossil bones and to collect botanical specimens and the two men became friends. This friendship influenced Fairholme who went on to travel to the German cities described to him by Leichhardt. It was on this European expedition, a far cry from the Australian outback, that he met and married Baroness Pauline Poellnitz-Frankenberg in 1857 living for the rest of his life at the Castle of Wellenau in Austria, never to return to Australia. Provenance: Rodney Davidson (Sale, Melbourne, July 2007, lot 500), with his bookplate. Very good.

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

      G.P. Putnam, New York 1853 - 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 co [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six extremely rare booklets on table-turning bound together in one volume: Table Turning and Table-Talking considered, in connection with the dictates of reason and common sense (Anon - 1853) + Satanic Influence: Its Probable Connexion with Table-Talking - a Sermon, presented at the Holy Trinity Church, Islington, on Sunday evening, October 23, 1853 (Vincent - 1853) + The Certain Danger, Folly and Sin of Table-Talking and Table-Turning: being the substance of a Lecture delivered in Leamington, Nov. 23rd, 1853 (Clay - 1853) + The Theology of Table-Turning, Spirit-Rapping and Clairvoyance in connection with the Antichrist (Godfrey - 1854) + Table-Turning: a Lecture (Dibdin - 1853) + Satanic Agency and Table-Turning: a Letter (Close - 1853).

      Various 1853 & 1854, London & Bath - Hardcover. Booklets. 6 volumes bound in 1. Small octavo. ii + 20pp. + 22pp. + 26pp. + 158pp. + 22pp. + 24pp. Superb half-leather binding by renowned London book-binder Bernard C. Middleton. Deep brown morocco over marbled paper boards, raised bands, gilt title and elaborate gilt decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers. An extraordinary collection of 6 booklets on table-turning (table-talking) all except one of which were published in Britain in 1853, at the very beginning of the Spiritualist movement in the UK. In that year table-turning - a type of séance in which the participants are seated around a table, the movements of which are meant to dictate a "spirit message" - became something of a national fad, drawing the attention not only of believers and would-be believers, but clergymen and scientists, resulting in a rash of small publications exploring the phenomena from different aspects. These booklets are extremely rare, in several cases we could trace only one or two other known copies, and with most of the others no more than half-a-dozen - and the majority are thus not even represented in major national collections such as that of the British Library. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his blind-stamped personal seal on the front free endpaper. The binding has just a hint of shelf-wear, but is close to Fine condition. None of the pamphlets have wrappers bound in. It is very likely that a number were issued without them, but other examples are so scarce it has proven impossible to determine which did or didn't have them. The page-edges are browned, there is occasional very light foxing, the final pamphlet ("Satanic Agency and Table-Turning") has been very closely cropped so as to make it uniform with the rest of those in the volume, causing minor loss to some letters of text at edges. Overall solid VG+ condition: a truly rare assembly. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION Second Series

      Clarke Beeton & Co., c. 1853. Readable Books series no. IX. 12mo. Bound in half black cloth on marbled paper-laid boards (recently rebacked with gilt lettered matching cloth - a bright VG copy of this scarce edn). Pp. 252, illus with 16 wood engravings incl frontispiece and title (some light spotting on prelims; Chateau d'Oberhofen bookplate on front paste-down).

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Passed by the Fifteenth General Assembly, at Their Session begun and held in the City of Springfield, December 7, 1846 [with] LAWS...ILLINOIS, Passed...First Session of the Sixteenth General Assembly...January 1, 1849.

      Springfield, IL: Lanphier & Walker, 1853. 15th Session: 182 pages of text, xii pages of index. 16th Session: 240 pages of text, [ii], xxii pages of index; also printed in 1853 with no mention of reprinting. Original paper-covered boards, rebacked in ordinary library cloth with minor evidence of label removal at bottom of spine. Institutional bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, stamp to bottom and top of closed page edges, and evidence of pocket removal on rear paste-down endpaper. "Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the abstracts of the certificates for provisions and materials, as per certificates of John B. Weber, in the Nauvoo expedition, under Governor Ford..." Contains the "Constitution of the State of Illinois, adopted by the Convention August 31, 1847, Ratified by Vote of the People March 6, 1848, and in Force from an After April 1, 1848" printed in 1853 by the same printer as the original. Mormon. Americana.. Early reprint edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        A History of British Mollusca and Their Shells 4 Vols Complete.

      Van Voorst, 1853. 4 vols. 25.5 x 15.5 cm, large paper. Pp. lxxx, 486, viii, 557, x, 616, vi, 302, 203 litho plates bound at the end of vols 1 and 4 as per binder's instructions, all but 2 are hand coloured in whole or part. Original cloth binding gilt lettering to spines. Binding patchily faded, some spine ends slightly frayed, nicks in 2 outer hinges. End papers browned, plates clean and bright.. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper entitled "Kaibo igi" [trans.: "Self Defense Against the Foreign Enemy"]. 60 full-page or folding illus., ranging from black & white with grey wash to brilliant colors. Three parts in 38 vols. Large 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, orig. manuscript title labels on upper covers, stitched as issued

      N.p.: ca. 1853-55. Prior to the arrival of Admiral Perry's squadron of ships in Tokyo Bay in 1853, there were numerous earlier attempts by Russian, British, and American ships to open relations with Japan. They all failed. As a result of these foreign attempts to establish trade relations, there was a growing and passionate national debate within Japan in the first half of the 19th century about whether the country should remain closed or should be opened up. Within the two opposing camps which developed, there were many factions with their own separate ideas about how to deal with this serious problem. Some policy makers claimed that it was necessary to use the foreigners' techniques in order to repel them. Others argued that only traditional Japanese methods should be employed. Following the British victory over the Chinese in the First Opium War, many Japanese realized that traditional ways would not be sufficient to repel future Western advances. The author of the text of this manuscript, Shioda (1805-71), was a member of a prominent family of physicians and practiced medicine in Tokyo. Because of his schooling and the fame of his family, he had a wide circle of influential and opinionated friends in and out of government. With the debate raging over Japan's future, Shioda began to collect texts on the subject of how to successfully avoid foreign domination. Shioda gathered the texts impartially, from writers within the government and from the independent intelligentsia and strategists. A corpus of nearly seventy texts - some previously in circulation and some not - was ultimately collected and Shioda prepared a master manuscript of them. To many of them he added his own comments. Some of the contributors were Gentaku Otsuki, his son Bankei Otsuki, Kando Hakura, Genzo Akai, Heibei Kashiwagi, Kunpei Gamo, Sosui Yamaga, and Nobuhiro Sato. This manuscript is also particularly well-illustrated, with many of the depictions in rich colors. There are maps; representations of foreign ships (steam-powered ships and the Columbus, an American ship which visited in 1846); portrayals of sailors and soldiers from various foreign countries; many representations of American sailors (captains, officers, and deck hands), American coins; cannons; a depiction of a Western navigating instrument with a moving part; flags of many countries; illustrations of Japanese military ships and weapons; defensive installations on beaches including cannon placements, explosives, chains, etc., etc. The themes of the articles include military strategies to repulse the foreigners both on land and sea, concerns about the weakness of the "North Front" (Hokkaido), internal discussions about the increasing visits of foreign ships to Japan, the weakness of the Chinese in combating the English during the Opium War (including the strategic failures of the Chinese both diplomatically and militarily), gossip gleaned from conversations with the Dutch at Dejima in Nagasaki, the availability of rifles and cannons, details of the weaponry available aboard foreign ships, an account of the negotiations during the attempt in 1792-93 by the Russian Laxman to initiate relations with the Japanese, and histories of other negotiations between the Japanese and foreigners. There is also a section on the detailed vocabulary used by Americans and English sailors during military engagements. Because of the controversial (some texts were absolutely forbidden) nature of the texts, manuscript copies were prepared and circulated. The manuscripts vary in contents and illustration. The collection of texts were finally published only in the 20th century. Our copy is one of the most complete in existence with numerous and very fine illustrations; it is written in a very fine hand. The entire manuscript, in 38 volumes, is in fine and fresh condition. This manuscript offers important insights into one of the most interesting and complicated periods in Japanese history.

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        Pictures and Stories from Uncle Tom’s Cabin

      John P. Jewett, Boston 1853 - Small 4to, original pictorial yellow wrappers, stitched, illustrated, 32 pp. Wrappers are a bit soiled, smudged and stained, pencil scribble and small chips to rear cover; last page torn, but not affecting text, early owner’s signature at the top of front cover. This is a first edition of the first children’s version of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti- slavery classic. This edition contains eight full page wood-cut engravings, featuring illustrations of Topsy, Uncle Tom, Eva, and Simon Legree. The last page has Little Eva’s song. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Eisenbahnen und ihre Wirkungen.

      Braunschweig, Schwetschke und Sohn, 1853. 8vo. IV, 1 Bl., 147 S. Neuer, einfacher Kunstledereinband mit goldener Rücken- und Deckelprägung. (hintere 4 Bll. am oberen Schnitt fachmännisch und ohne Textverlust repariert). Erste Ausgabe. - Knies (1821-1898) greift ein damals brandaktuelles Thema auf. Die erste öffentliche Eisenbahnstrecke nahm in Großbritannien 1825 ihren Betrieb auf, in Deutschland erst im Jahre 1835. Der erste Gütertransport auf der Schiene fand 1839 statt. Der technische Fortschritt und die damit bewirkte \"Beschleunigung\" des Lebens mit den verbundenen Konsequenzen für die Ökonomie wurde zum Desiderat der Wissenschaft. Knies war der erste bedeutende Wissenschaftler in Deutschland, der das Thema aufgriff und 14 Jahre nach dem ersten Gütertransport das vorliegende Buch veröffentlichte. Mit der vorliegenden Schrift kann Knies getrost als Begründer einer Verkehrsökonomie in Deutschland bezeichnet werden. Es folgten noch die Titel zum \"Telegraph als Verkehrsmittel\" (1857) und im Jahre 1862 die Arbeit \"Zur Lehre vom volkswirtschaftlichen Güterverkehr\". Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Records of the School of Mines and of Science Applied to the Arts (Vol. I. Part III. On the Mines of Wicklow and Wexford)

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Geology Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Library stamps on some of the interior pages. Blue embossed cloth cover with gilt lettering. Wear at corners and top and bottom of spine. Front endpaper is detached. Maps, diagrams, and illustrations. This volume contains pages 349 to 480, plus index. On the mines of Wicklow and Wexford, Ireland. Latter section of the book contains statistics of the produce of coper, tin, olead and silver from the mines of the united kingdom with the exports and imports of these metals from 1848 to 1852, inclusive, in a series of tables.

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        Orthodoxie maçonnique suivi de la maçonnerie occulte et de l?initiation hermétique.

      Paris, E. Dentu, - Imprimerie Lacour et Cie, Août 1853, - gr. in-8vo, 2 ff. (faux-titre & titre) + 412 p. + p. 413 à 613 (maçonnerie occulte) (+ 1 p. errate) + 1 feuille (notice qu?un tirage à part de la Maçonnerie Occulte à été fait), ex. non rogné, belle reliure en d.-maroquin vert aux coins, pages de garde en dominoté veiné - ombré, dos richement orné. (Carswell Binder Belfast). Ouvrage fondamental pour l?étude de la Franc-Maçonnerie, dans lequel se trouvent d?intéressants chapitres sur les différents rites et sur Swedenborg, la secte des illuminés, des Templiers, St.-Martin, le philosophe inconnu, sur la puissance des nombres et enfin sur la signification des signes secrets.Célèbre écrivain franc-maçon né à Bray-sur-Seine en 1781, mort à Paris en 1862. Chef de bureau au Ministère de l?intérieur. Fondateur des Ateliers des Trinosophes, membre des Néo-Templiers.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Caillet 9092 Wolfstieg 33208.

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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]. [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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        IL REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE DESCRITTO ED ILLUSTRATO vol.I OPERA DEDICATA ALLA MAESTA' DI FERDINANDO II

      GAETANO NOBILE, 1853. ITALIANO 0,88 11 fascicoli ( probabilmente di 12) in cartoncino morbido, usurate ai bordi e con strappi, contenenti ciascuna 4 dispense non rilegate, il primo fascicolo con lettera al Re di Filippo Cirelli, pagine intonse, con fioritura più o meno presente e con tracce di umidità, l'opera rimase incompiuta per l'immatura ed improvvisa morte dell'autore USATO

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        LIFE IN ABYSSINIA: Being Notes Collected During Three Years' Residence and Travels in That Country

      London: John Murray, 1853. 2 volumes. First edition. With a frontispiece in each volume, sixteen additional engraved plates 13 illustrations within the text and a folding map. 8vo, original elaborately patterned dark blue cloth with gilt vignettes on the upper covers of Abyssinian shields and weapons, the spines with gilt vignettes of St. George slaying the dragon, gilt lettering and attractive gilt borders at the spine tips. xv, 424; iv, 432 pp., and 16pp. ad catalogue. A very handsome set with only a bit of minor wear or mellowing to the bindings. Internally, still quite fresh and with far less foxing than is normative to the title, one hinge a little shaken. THE SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION, AND A COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL CLOTH UNUSUALLY WELL PRESERVED. Mansfield Perkyns (1823-1894) traveled to Abyssinia in 1843 and remained among the natives for three years. While there he married a local woman and fathered a child before returning to England in 1846. He was sent to Constantinople as an attaché to the embassy in 1850, and on his return to England in 1853 published this work, which is said to have excited much attention. Life in Abyssinia is treated comprehensively, touching on everything from natural history, social customs and amusements, to personal appearances and anecdotes of character. The author was personally acquainted with one of the most interesting regional rulers of the day, Dajazmach Wube Haile Maryam, ruler of Tigrey, as well as other Tigrean nobles. He provides us with a rare insiders view of Tigrean history from a period just prior to Dejazmach Wube's defeat and imprisonment. Parkyns was known in his day as an excellent linguist, and was a member of the Royal Geographical Society, but this book was not well received in its own because Parkyns' manner of traveling and immersion into local life clashed with the English concept of propriety. But this immersion provides for a far better history and study of the region then one would likely gain from the more typical, and often condescending, writers of the era.

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