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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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        Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street

      New York: Putnam, 1853. THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST APPEARANCE IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED SHORT STORIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. "'Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street' is one of Herman Melville's most highly acclaimed works of short fiction... [and] also one of the most celebrated short stories in American literature. After publishing seven novels between 1846 and 1852, including his magnum opus Moby-Dick (1851), Melville (1819-1891) turned to short fiction, writing 'Bartleby' and thirteen other stories and sketches between 1853 and 1856. First published in Putnam's Monthly Magazine in 1853, 'Bartleby' was subsequently published by Dix and Edwards of New York in 1856 in The Piazza Tales, a collection of six of Melville's stories" (Thomson Gale, American History Through Literature)."Melville wrote 'Bartleby' at a time when his career seemed to be in ruins, and the story reflects his pessimism. The narrator, a successful Wall Street lawyer, hires a scrivener named Bartleby to copy legal documents. Though Bartleby is initially a hard worker, one day, when asked to proofread, he responds, 'I would prefer not to.' As time progresses, Bartleby increasingly 'prefers not to' do anything asked of him. Eventually he dies of self-neglect, refusing offers of help, while jailed for vagrancy" (Britannica).As one of the most discussed and studied works of American Literature, "Bartleby" "has been the subject of some two hundred journal articles, dozens of book chapters, and several entire volumes" (Matthew Guillen, Reading American).IN: Putnam's Monthly, No. XI (November 1853) and XII (December 1853). New York: G.P. Putnam, 1853. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. Wrappers with a little soiling and some chips to spines and one corner of December issue. Very light scattered foxing (mostly to margins). A clean, unrestored copy. A very rare survival in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps. Very Good.

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        La collina.

      Torino, G.B. Maggi, 1853. - Bella veduta della collina torinese, con le sponde del Po, il Monte dei Cappuccini, la Gran Madre e Superga. Bellissima veduta tratta dalla celebre serie di 12 vedute di Torino (mm. 102x149), disegnate da Bossoli ed invise in acciaio da Fed. Salathé. Peyrot n. 557/10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles recherches sur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme cristalline, la composition chimique et le phénomène rotatoire moléculaire

      Mallet-Bachelier, [1853], Paris - ____ Très rare tiré à part des "Annales de Chimie et Physique", (3è série, t. XXXVIII). C'est l'un des mémoires les plus important de Pasteur sur la dissymétrie moléculaire. Illustré par une planche dépliante. *-------*. In-8. Collation : 46 pp., 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-vélin. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Dictionnaire théorique et pratique de chasse et de pêche. 2 Bände.

      2 Bl., 60, 475 S. 2 Bl., 510 (recte 512) S., 3 Bl. Mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten von Legrand. 8 (17,5 x 11,5 cm). Marmoriertes Leder der Zeit mit Kanten- und reicher Rückenvergoldung sowie zwei Rückenschildern. Umfassendes alphabetisches Handbuch zu allen Aspekten von Jagd und Fischfang, am Ende ein "Traité de la police françoise sur la chasse et sur la pêche". Die hübschen Titelvignetten zeigen eine Hirschjagd sowie Fischfang am See. - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Die dekorativen Einbände leicht berieben, unteres Vordergelenk von Band I mit Wurmspuren, unteres Kapital von Band II minimal eingerissen. - Schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Paul Couturier de Royas (1853-1934), "un des plus grands bibliophiles du Dauphiné" (www.bibliotheque-dauphinoise.com/couturier_de_royas.html), die vorderen Innendeckel jeweils mit seinem kleinen Exlibris (springender Fisch im Rund). *Schwerdt I, 137. Souhart 559. Westwood/Satchell 80.

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        GRAND DIPLOME FRANC MACONNERIE 1853 FRANC MACON SUR VELIN

      - GRAND DIPLOME FRANC MACONNERIE 1853 FRANC MACON SUR VELIN

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        Exodus: or the second Book of Moses. Translated into the Cherokee language

      Park Hill, [Indian Territory, OK]: Mission Press, Edwin Archer, printer, 1853. 24mo, pp. 152; text in Cherokee syllabary; contemporary drab wrappers; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with a small Newberry stamp at the bottom of the front wrapper and a Newberry release stamp on the inside wrapper. Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 49; Pilling, Proof-sheets 4207; Pilling: Iroquoian, p. 171.

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        Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale.

      1853 - Dictionary of Civil Procedure and Commercial Law Bioche, [Charles-Jules-Armand]. Goujet, [Charles]. Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale Contenente 1. L'Insieme Delle Regole Sulla Procedura 2. Il Reassunto Delle Opinioni di Tutti Gli Autori. 3. La Giurisprudenza Piu' Recente Intorno a Tutte le Quistioni. 4. I Modelli De Atti Sopra Ciascun Articolo Delle Codice con la Indicazione del Coste di Essi. Con Aggiunta di una Raccolta di Tutte le Leggi Speciali Che Completano O Emendano Il Codice di Procedura e di una Tavola di Paragone con Gli Articoli del Codice. Edizione Accresciuta dalla Legislatzione e Dalla Giurisprudenza del Belgio. Versione Italiana con Annotazione Relative alla Giurisprudenza Francese e Nazionale, e col Confronto Degli Articoli del Codice Delle Due Sicilie, Ed Indicazione de' Decreti, Rescritti, E Ministeriali che Avranno Relazione Cogli Stessi Fino al 1853. Palermo: Dalla Stamperia di Pietro Pensante, 1853-1854. 2 volumes. 788; 784 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7"). Contemporary quarter calf over textured paper boards, speckled edges. Some rubbing to extremities, light rubbing and a few tiny abrasions to boards. Light foxing in a few places, interiors otherwise clean and bright. $500. * Second and final Italian edition. This comprehensive dictionary devoted to civil procedure and commercial law was originally published in Paris in 1834-35. It went through several editions during the nineteenth century. Versions were produced for France, Belgium and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which had a legal system founded on the Code Napoleon. 1 copy located in North America (at Harvard Law School). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Cowper Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and Translations

      London, UK: H.G. Bohn, 1853. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size=5"x7. Frontispiece. (full book description) H.G. Bohn, London, UK, 1853. 1st Ed(AsSuch) VG/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5"x7", 3627pgs. Frontispiece. Dark green cloth with stamped cover designs & gold spine letters. Cloth frayed head & foot of spine, nicked or slightly worn at fore-edge corners, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Contents in Near Fine condition. *8 Volumes (Complete Set)* 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        SELENE

      Berlin: E. H. Schroeder, 1853.. Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-128, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, a.e.g., yellow coated endpapers, red ribbon marker. First edition. Peter Alexander, Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg (1806-1868) was a German novelist, poet and painter born in Estonia. He was the author of historical and biographical novels, short stories and ironic tales. He published seven collections of short fantastic fiction and four fantasy novels between 1834 and 1862. "The most important nineteenth-century writer of fantastic stories was probably Ungern-Sternberg, a Baltic author who wrote numerous stories that reflect the division of the self between progress and reaction, the Classic and the Romantic, man and woman. His best collection is DIE NACHTLAMPE (1853-1855), but many stories remain uncollected." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 75. None of his fiction appears to have been translated into English. Bloch (2002) 3001. A fine copy. Rare. (#152274)

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        A Child's History of England

      Bradbury and Evans, London (1853, 1853, 1854) - 12mo. Three volumes in original reddish-brown cloth; first issue of all three volumes, with first state ads in volumes I, II and III, as well as the textual points called for by Walter Smith in his bibliography. Marbled edges and marbled end papers; half-titles in all three volumes. An outstanding set, internally clean and bright; bindings show only a trace of wear. Neat owner name on half-title of volume I. Housed in a handsome 19th Century quarter-leather slipcase, with cloth dust jackets. Smith II, 10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Torino, G.B. Maggi, 1853.

      1853. Bella veduta di Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, attuale piazza Vittorio Veneto, vista dalla Porta Eridno con la Gran Madre e la collina sullo sfondo. Bellissima veduta tratta dalla celebre serie di 12 vedute di Torino (mm. 102x149), disegnate da Bossoli ed invise in acciaio da Fed. Salathé.

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        Notes on English Divines.

      Edward Moxon, London. 1853 - First edition. Small octavo. pp [xvi], 356; [vi], 356. Twentieth century binding of half blue calf with raised bands, gilt decorated spine, red leather title- and volume-labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards. Top edge gilt. With the ownership signature, dated 1909, on the first blank, of Edith Coleridge who was the daughter of Henry Nelson Coleridge, the poet's nephew and literary executor. Spines a little marked. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plain directions for obtaining photographic pictures by the calotype AND energiatype, ALSO, UPON ALBUMENIZED PAPER AND GLASS, BY COLLODION AND ALBUMEN, ETC, ETC.; INCLUDING A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON PHOTOGRAPHY, WITH A SUPPLEMENT, CONTAINING THE HELIOCHROME PROCESS. ALSO, PRACTICAL HINTS ON THE DAGUERREOTYPE; BEING SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR OBTAINING PORTRAITS, VIEWS, COPIES OF ENGRAVINGS, DRAWINGS, SKETCHES OF MACHINERY, ETC. BY THE DAGUERREOTYPE PROCESS..

      Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey and Hart, 1853. First American edition. 16mo., 224 pp., 47 wood engravings in text. Recased in the publisher's original cloth over boards, new endpapers and rebacked with new morocco spine and title label. Pages slightly toned. Newspaper clipping on the explosiveness of coal oil affixed to endpaper. A very good copy. This is the first American edition that combines the two writings of Croucher, published in Britain in 1845, and the English translation of Le Gray, 1850, and reprints Frederick Scott Archer's article on collodion from "THE CHEMIST". It contains detailed information on the daguerreotype, and most of the early photographic paper processes. WorldCat locates copies at: Cornell University, New York Historical Society, Getty Research Institute, Providence Athenaeum, National Gallery of Canada, and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Roosens and Salu No. 6363.

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        A NEW GENERAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY,

      London. B. Fellows et al. 1853 - 12 volumes octavo 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL CALF with contrasting twin leather lettering labels and gilt floral designs in compartments, boards with twin gilt fillets and a floral roll tool. Binding by Riviere. A extensive biographical dictionary containing over 20700 names and claiming to be vastly superior to Chambers. Ownership stamp to the endpapers. A near fine calf set both internally and externally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über die Brandpilze und die durch sie verursachten Krankheiten der Pflanzen mit Rücksicht auf das Getreide und andere Nutzpflanzen.

      Berlin, G. W. F. Müller 1853 - 8°, VIII, 144 S., 8 lithogr. Taf., Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbd.: 2 priv. Rückenschildchen, Schildchen a. Innendeckel; Rücken ausgeblichen, Widmung a. fliegendem Vs. verso, letzte 3 Bl. u. Taf. meist an den Stegen stockfl. (sonst nur sehr vereinzelt, das Titelbl. schwach stockfl.). EA. Frühe Schrift des Frankfurter Botanikers und Mediziners A. de Bary (1831 - 1888), später Professor in Freiburg und Strassburg. Die Tafeln zeigen zahlreiche Krankheitsbilder von Pflanzen mit Pilzbefall. 900 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - BotanikNaturwissenschaft [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New and Improved Method for the Guitar

      , 1853. 1853. CARCASSI, Matteo. New and Improved Method for the Guitar. Boston: Oliver Ditson, (1853). Quarto, original blue paper boards rebacked. $1500.Early American edition of Carcassi

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 1st book edition. Modern full tan morocco, by Byzantium, with gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated boards & marbled eps & marbled eps. Text - VG+ (plates exhibit only light foxing & browning, and are uncommon thus). Binding - Fine. A handsome volume.. xvi, 624 pp. Frontis, engraved title & 38 inserted plates by Hablot K. Browne. 8vo.

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        The Gretna-Green Bolt-a, or, Young Ladies Man-ual

      Ackermann & Galignani, Paris & London 1853 - Oblong 8vo, handsome crimson crushed levant morocco by Morrell, gilt-tooled spine; both covers with a gilt double fillet border and corner ornament of hearts, cupid's bows and arrows and leafy sprays; front cover gilt-;ettered. Marbled paste-downs and endpapers, inner dentelles gilt. In custom red cloth clamshell box. Binding in fine condition. Armorial bookplate of Sir William A. H. Bass, noted race-horse owner and leather bookplate of Cortland Bishop . Color lithograph from original wrapper laid down and mounted, repeating the color lithograph frontispiece. Foxing to frontispiece depicting pursuit of eloping couple. Prose and verse printed on pink paper. Gretna Green is a village in Scotland famous for run-away weddings, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Scarce first edition with interesting provenance of this light-hearted piece of manners and morals. Abbey, Life, 408 Size: Oblong 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sailing Directions for The West Coast of North America

      London: James Imray, 1853. 232pp. Spine has chip missing. Covers bumped with some fraying to corners. Bookplate to front pastedown. Crease to corner of last page. From estate sale of a Newburyport, Massachusetts "Captain's" house dating from the 1820s. . Assumed First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Reisen. Mit 4 ( von 5 erschienenen ) Bänden: I: Südamerika - II: Californien - III: Die Südsee-Inseln - IV: Australien.

      Cotta, Stuttgart, Tübingen 1853 - ( Der vierte Band erschien 1854: Jeweils Erste Ausgabe: WG II / 21 ) Mit 1 Blatt ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 492 Seiten; 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 504 Seiten; 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 486 Seiten ; 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 514 Seiten. Jeweils in Original-Halbpergament mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 17,5 x 11,5 cm ). Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen, Bindung der ersten 3 Bände stärker gelockert, ansonsten recht guter Zustand. -Zusammen 4 Bände ( es fehlt der abschließende fünfte Band -Java- aus dem Jahre 1854 ) - selten - . ( Gesamtgewicht 1600 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean. From the Year 1822 to 1831

      NY, 1853. b/w frontis. xxvii-492, (4 pages publisher’s ads) pp. Morrell was a resourceful sealer who pioneered many South Seas routes. “His narrative is of great interest and is one of the earliest first-hand records of many South Sea islands... this work is the source from which Edgar Allen Poe derived his famous Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” However, he was also known as “the biggest liar in the Pacific.” - Hill 1186. Judd 130. Jenkins p. 129. Howes M-818. The book was first published in 1832. There was a subsequent edition in 1841, and then this one, all with the same pagination. Worldcat shows this to be the scarcest of the three, with only five libraries holding copies. Small oval blindstamp on title page. Remains of card pocket on back free endpaper. Otherwise a good copy, bound in quarter calf over boards.

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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], [after December 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.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

      London: John Murray,, 1853. With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition undertaken for the British Museum. Octavo. Original brown fine-ribbed polished cloth, title gilt to spine, intricate decoration of the Great Winged Bull across the spine and both boards in blind, red-brown surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket (Remnant and Edmonds) to rear board. Engraved folding frontispiece and 4 similar plates (all but one folding) depicting plans and elevations, one plate of inscriptions, 8 tinted lithographic plates, 2 engraved folding maps to rear, profuse wood-engraved illustrations to the text, several full-page. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (J. Field, 65 Regents Quadrant, London) and later ownership inscription ("Douglas Grant, bought at Southwold") to front pastedown. Mild fraying to spine-ends, tips lightly bumped, very faint mark lengthwise on front board, inner hinges superficially cracked but firm, prelims lightly foxed, the occasional minor spot or mark to text-block, marginal spotting to plates, folding plan facing p. 67 with short closed tear to stub and a little frayed on fore edge, the image unaffected. A very good copy. First edition. Uncommon in the highly apposite original cloth, surely one of the most attractive cloth bindings of the mid-19th century; with the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785–1861), "England's earliest female bibliophile", whose famous library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, Dibdin believed to place her "at the head of all female collectors in Europe" (ODNB). Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (ODNB). "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon … Layard's [accounts] are among the best written books of travel in the language" (Ency. Brit.).

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