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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. FIRST EDITION. First Issue, with all three typographical errors present: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p.209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p.275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship", plus the errata printed in five lines. Octavo. pp. xvi, 624. Illustrations by Phiz. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, date in Roman numerals to foot. Bound from the parts, with half title, untrimmed, with crisp early impressions of the 'dark' plates.Text is clean, plates toned to edges. Cloth rebacked with original laid down, spine faded to brown, rubbed with some loss. Some marking to boards, faded to extremities. A very good, inexpensive copy in the original cloth. Smith 10 [Primary binding].

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande Vorgestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten

      Gustav Georg Lange, Darmstadt 1853 - 488, iv; 346, [iv]; 248, [iv] pp. With 184 steel engraved plates, a large folding map and 3 engraved titles. Volume 1: Erste Abtheilung: von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz; volume 2: Zweite Abtheilung: von Mainz bis Koln; volume 3: Dritte Abtheilung: Von Koln bis an's Meer, Erste Section [until the Dutch border]. *Andres II, 774; *Engelmann II, 826. The first three volumes of this famous work showing the course of the Rhine, with topographical highlights. The fourth volume details the course of the Rhine from the Dutch border to the North Sea, so the Swiss and German section is complete in the three volumes here offered. 3 (of 4) volumes uniform half morocco, gilt decoration and decoration stamped direct to the spine, all edges marbled. Cover condition: Very good: corners and spine ends rubbed and minimally worn. Inside condition: Good: each plate with its tissue guard. Foxed throughout all three volumes, although mainly in the margins, a small tear in one of the (many) folds of the map. Ludwig Lange (1808-1868) was a German architect and architectural / landscape draughtsman. He studied architecture under Georg August Lerch, after which he worked with Georg Moller for 4 years. From 1830 onwards he studies landscape painting under Carl Rottmann, with whom he travelled to Greece in 1834. Lange became known through his series of lithographs 'Malerischen Ansichten der merkwurdigsten und schonsten Kathedralen, Kirchen und Monumenten der gotischen Baukunst am Rhein, Main und an der Lahn'. Ludwig Rohbock (1820-1883) was a German landscape and architectural draughtsman and steel engraver. He has drawn a huge amount of views of German cities and landscape, most of which were engraved by Johann Poppel. Very little else is known about the course of Rohbock's life. Johann Poppel (1807-1882) was a German copper and steel engraver, architectural draughtsman, landscape painter and publisher. He was taught engraving by Johann Martin Friedrich Geissler in Nurnberg. We have been unable to trace Johann Kolb. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Hootenville, Upson County, Georgia, January 18, 1854 from a slave to his enslaved Mother

      quarto, two pages, formerly folded, some separations at fold intersections, some browning to paper, else in very good clean condition. An extremely rare and interesting letter written by a young man to his mother who is also held in slavery Walker was sold south some seven years earlier from North Carolina.* The letter is highly evocative and expressive of the time, place and the daily lives of slaves. The letter touches upon virtually every aspect of slave life, literacy, relations between master and slave, discipline, economics, sex, family: especially enforced separation and the desire to keep the extended family together. Walker's letter is a candid and frank relation of the world of a slave in his own words and as such constitutes especially valuable slave testimony. John W. Blassingame, in his ground breaking book Slave Testimony Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies, provides the following assessment of both the scholarly value and extreme rarity of slave letters, especially those written to family members: "Historians have long given top priority to personal letters in their efforts to ascertain the effect of events and institutions on people. When considering slaves, however, the scholar is immediately struck by the paucity of such material. Commenting on this phenomenon, one exasperated historian observed: "Direct evidence from the slaves themselves is hopelessly inadequate. Well over 90 per cent of them were illiterate, and even the small literate minority seldom found an opportunity to write or speak with candor… I know of not a single slave diary; and letters written by slaves are rare." Another scholar flatly asserted: "Slaves wrote no letters and kept no records."1 In spite of their high rate of illiteracy, many slaves wrote letters which have been preserved in several repositories… The letters vary considerably in credibility. Only those written by blacks to their relatives can be accepted as literally true. These familial letters generally have a high degree of credibility because of the element of unconciousness in them. Written with no expectations of publication, they contain a faithful and simple reporting of facts and conditions. On the other hand, slaves were highly conscious of what they said in letters to their masters. Convention in these letters was as strong as it was in personal relations between masters and slaves: a black man who had to take his hat off when talking to his master had to tip it symbolically in his letters by expressing his love, humility, and obedience." 2 "Dear Mother, I now seat my self to write to you once more to let you know that we are all well at this time. Jack and myself is doing well we are both well we are clearing in the new ground we have been clearing for the last three weeks I keep up with any of the men and one thing I cant be beaten cutting small grain We have had a bad crop year. My master allows his servants to make crops for our selves I made two hundred and sixty pounds of cotton and the reason that I don't sell it is that I am waiting to get 30 dollars for it I received your letter on the sixteenth day of January of which I was very glad to hear from you dated the 30th of December 1853. You say that Henry is to be sold and my Master says that if he is as healthy as he was when I came away from there he will give eight hundred dollars for him Delivered at Hootenville Upson County Georgia. Tell Master Green Saterfield3 if he is to be sold to receive him and return him to my Master for the amount of Eight Hundred Dollars you must write back to me as soon as you get this letter what is the lowest he will be sold for tell Henry he must leave his family and come I will give him thirty dollars to start on if he will come and a good wife a good home and a good master to live with I have been living with him nearly seven year and my self and Fanny never has had a lick since I have we have been here Mammy you must have this letter read to all of my kinfolks you write whether all of you whether all of you is to be sold or not tell Henry that this is a great place for black People if you and all your family was here I would not care for North Carolina tell Master Green to send me word how all his family is. Tell Henry there is some of the pretyest yellow girls out here he ever saw they are a great deal prettier than Ann Diggins ever was. My Mistress says enquire if Sally Smalls was any Relation to Major Middleton and Wm Kendall send me word if she is kin. Jack sends howdy to all of you and to his Daddy tell him he is sorter lazy. Tell sharlott we have not heard from Anna since we parted she went on with the speculators tell uncle Manuel howdy for me tell him I have got a likely yellow wife I have had one big Boy by her but he is dead I will close by sending my love to you all your son Moses Walker …" [sic] An exceptionally rare primary source document and record of slave testimony. Such letters are rarely found and are all but unknown in the market. * Moses Walker, ex-slave, is found in records from 1877 listed as 47 years of age and married, which would make him in 1854 about 24 years old. 1. Kenneth Stammp, "Rebels and Sambos: The Search for the Negro's Personality in Slavery," Journal of Southern History, XXXVII (August, 1971), pp., 367-392. Henry Irving Tragle, ed., The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831 (New York, 1971) p. 5, 2. Blassingame, John W., ed., Slave Testimony Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies(Baton Rouge: 1977) pp., 3-4.3. The University of North Carolina Mss Collection contains some papers of Green Sattersfield, the former owner of Moses Walker, and the owner of the bulk of his family. Sattersfield was born in 1807 and died in 1879. For further information see: Woodson, Carter G., The Mind of the Negro as Reflected in Letters Written During the Crisis, 1800-1860 (1926) Starobin, Robert, Blacks in Bondage Letters of American Slaves (1974)

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        Biographies nationales. La Noblesse belge. Tome premier [seul].

      Bruxelles, Labroue, 1853. - in-4, 436pp. - 56 planches. Relié demi-veau glacé outremer, coins, dos à faux-nerfs finement orné de frises et arabesques dorées, tomaison. (Reliure de l'époque). L'illustration se compose de 29 planches présentant chacune un blason soigneusement colorié ; 14 lithographies en bistre ou en deux couleurs, montrant des châteaux ou des tombeaux ; 9 portraits lithographiés sur pelure de Chine appliquée ; 4 planches gravées au trait. Charles Poplimont, né à Termonde en 1821, est l'un des grands héraldistes belges, auteur de "La Belgique héraldique" en 11 volumes. Il s'occupe ici de la famille royale ; des familles d'Alcantara ; de Prisse ; de Rhodes ; de Bagenrieux de Lanquesaint ; Wolters ; de Pitteurs ; Van den Broucke de Terbecq ; de Giey de Villars ; de Beauffort ; de Mérode ; de Crombrugghe ; de Gerlache ; Duvivier ; etc. L'identification de ce bel et important ouvrage n'est pas aisée. Il aurait paru en livraisons entre 1856 et 1858 selon Lorenz !, entre 1849 et 1854 selon Quérard XI, p. 501, une notice de libraire décrit un volume identique à celui-ci à la date de 1850 (avec 54 planches) et annonce le second volume pour 1854. - Bel exemplaire, frais et bien relié. Quelques rares piqûres ou petites rousseurs claires, marge de quelques-unes des lithographies courte (légende tronquée). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Group of 4 uniformly bound works of Robert Surtees, illustrated by John Leech.

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Ld. - 4 titles set. Surtees,Robert; Leech,John (illus.) ; Mr.Sponge's Sporting Tour. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Ask Mamma," "Plain or Ringlets?" "Mr.Romford's Hounds," &c., &c. With Illustrations by John Leech. n.d. (c.1853). (4), x, (2), 450, (2)pp. 29 full page b/w engravings on wood, 13 hand coloured engravings on steel, numerous b/w engravings on wood in text. Bound in 3/4 red calf and marbled boards, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. Marbled e.ps. Title page with a coloured engraving. Boards and spine somewhat worn at edges. Spine darkened. Top edge sl.stained and other edges foxing. Pages light foxing and some pages light spotted at margin. A plate ("Mr.Sponge Declares Himself") misbound as frontis. 22.7x15.6cm. / Surtees,Robert; Leech,John (illus.) ; "Ask Mamma;" or, the Richest Commoner in England. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Romford's Hounds," "Sponge's Sporting Tour," &c., &c. With Illustrations by John Leech. n.d. (c.1858). (4), viii, (4), 423, (3)pp. 29 full page b/w engravings on wood, 13 hand coloured engravings on steel, numerous b/w engravings on wood in text. Bound in 3/4 red calf and marbled boards, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. Marbled e.ps. Title page with a coloured engraving. Boards and spine somewhat worn at edges. Boards rubbed. Spine darkened. Top edge sl.stained and other edges foxing and bottom edge spotted. Pages light foxing and some pages light spotted at margin. A plate ("The Ancestors of Our Hero") misbound as frontis. 22.8x15.8cm. / Surtees,Robert; Leech,John (illus.) ; "Plain or Ringlets?" By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Romford's Hounds," "Sponge's Sporting Tour," etc., etc. With Illustrations by John Leech. n.d. (c.1860). (4), x, (4), 398, (2)pp. 8 b/w plates, 12 hand coloured engravings on steel, numerous b/w illus.in text. Bound in 3/4 red calf and marbled boards, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. Marbled e.ps. Title page with a coloured engraving. Boards and spine somewhat worn at edges. Boards rubbed. Spine darkened. Top edge sl.stained and other edges browned. Pages light foxing and some pages light spotted at margin. A plate ("The Gipsy's Prophecy") misbound as frontis. 22.8x15.3cm. / Surtees,Robert; Leech,John (illus.); Browne,Hablot Knight (illus.), &c. ; Mr.Romford's Hounds. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Hawbuck Grange," "Sponge's Sporting Tour," etc., etc. With Illustrations by John Leech, H.K.Browne, & c. n.d. (c.1865). (2), xii, 405, (3)pp. 4 b/w plates, 24 hand coloured engravings on steel, numerous b/w illus.in text. Bound in 3/4 red calf and marbled boards, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. Marbled e.ps. Title page with a coloured engraving. Boards and spine somewhat worn at edges. Boards rubbed. Spine darkened and sl.rubbed. Top edge sl.stained and other edges foxing and somewhat stained. Pages light foxing and some pages light spotted at margin. A plate ("Who am I!") misbound as frontis. 22.8x15.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Scotland

      1853. First Edition . (SCOTLAND) BURTON, John Hill. The History of Scotland. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1853; 1867-70. Nine volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full polished tan calf gilt, raised bands, green and black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $3500.First edition of BurtonÂ’s esteemed history of Scotland, handsomely bound by Grieve of Edinburgh.ScotlandÂ’s historiographer-royal, Burton labored for 17 years on this account of his nationÂ’s history, from the Roman occupation to the final Jacobite rebellion of 1748. The work was not prepared in historical order (motivated in part “by a delicate reluctance to enter into manifest competition with his predecessor Tytler during the latterÂ’s lifetime,” DNB); the first portion to be issued (Volumes 8 and 9), in 1853, was thus the last chronologically, covering the years 1688-1748. “The work was eventually completed in 1870” (DNB). A fine set, handsomely bound.

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        Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärtnerei. Zur Farbenlehre

      1853. PETZOLD, Eduard. Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärtnerei. Zur Farbenlehre. ix, [1], 68 pp. Illustrated with ten numbered diagrams of which seven were coloured by a contemporary hand on four plates. Small 4to., 220 x 170 mm, bound in early black boards, gilt lettering on red paper spine label and initials in lower outer corner of front board. Jena: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Fromman, 1853. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of an early monograph on colour in landscape design. Petzold's treatise lists flowers, trees, and shrubs in warm and cool tones which may be employed to please or challenge the eye, from a distance and up close, for different seasons and occasions. The hand-coloured illustrations are diagrams of colour relationships corresponding to passages in the text. Carl Eduard Petzold (1815-1891) began his landscaping career at the park estate of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. He was appointed court gardener at Weimar in 1844 but returned to Muskau in 1852 as garden inspector, a position he held until 1872, during which time he was also Director of Parks for the Netherlands. In all, Petzold designed more than 170 parks in six countries. Rare: OCLC finds just three copies in the U.S., at Columbia, the New York Botanical Garden Library, and Dumbarton Oaks. A facsimile of the present edition was published in 1991 by Brün-Verlag, a testament to its importance. This edition is scarcer internationally than Petzold's original Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärntnerei, a shorter version published by Hoffmann at Weimar in 1849. Light foxing not affecting plates, wear to binding with some repair to spine, but a good copy. Osborne, Books on Colour (Petzold). Cf. Jekyll 1908. Not in Birren or Ron.

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        Voyage dans la Sud de la Bolivie, Voyage dans la Nord de la Bolivie

      Bertrand, Paris 1851 & 1853 - Firsts edition. VG condition. Two separate volumes attractively rebound by the New York Historical Society in full red library buckram with gilt titles in 1944. There are no library markings other than the gilt to the spines. Both bindings are tight and clean and in almost fine condition. The Sud volume has the original tan wrappers bound in and possibly rebacked, at least the rear wrapper anyway. With 400 pages of text within 24 chapters. The Nord volume does not have the original wrappers bound in. With 571 pages in 31 chapters with 2 engraved plates and a folding ampa in the rear which may have been rebacked. Also the half title I believe has been rebacked ( all professionaly done) with some occasional light scattered foxing. This volume with an inscription by the author to a Doctor? on the half title. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      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. Alexandre Houssiaux 1853 13x21,5cm 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés

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        Novels

      1853. AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. Boston: Little, Brown, 1853. Five volumes. 12mo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black morocco spine labels. $12,000.First multi-volume American edition of the novels of Jane Austen, with engraved frontispieces in each volume, with fine New England provenance, in beautiful contemporary full calf-gilt.Although individual Jane Austen novels had been published in the United States as early as 1816 (Emma), it was not until 1853 that a multi-volume edition of her works was first issued. (The only previous attempt at issuing Austen's novels together in the United States had been a bowdlerized version in 1838 as ""two volumes in one."") Using the sheets of the 1851 London edition by Richard Bentley, Little, Brown and Company released this edition with cancel title pages in all volumes, listing both Little, Brown and Bentley as the publishers. Volume V, with both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, still retains the original Bentley title leaf for Persuasion at pp. 213-14. Without the half titles to the first two volumes. See Gilson, 228-29. With contemporary ownership signature of ""E.D.S. Rackemann"" in all volumes but the fourth; with the ownership signature of her daughter, ""Louise Sedgwick Rackemann, Sept 1891,"" in all volumes. Born in Lenox, Massachusetts from the union of two illustrious New England families, Elizabeth Dwight Sedgwick would certainly have been the set's original owner; at her death in 1891, her daughter inherited the set. Quite rare: OCLC only lists seven copies, six of which are incomplete (or in one case, probably the 1853 London edition misidentified).Interiors generally fine with some light mostly marginal foxing to frontispieces; handsome contemporary calf bindings lovely and fine. A rare edition in excellent condition.

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        Bericht ueber eine Sendung nach Centralafrika in den Jahren 1850 und 1851 auf Befehl und auf Kosten der Regierung Ihrer Majestaet von Grossbritannien.

      Leipzig, Dyk'sche Buchhandlung, 1853. - XX, 358 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 Karte. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung. Lederecken. Marmorierter Schnitt. - Einband berieben. Vorsätze leimschattig und in den Innengelenken teils angplatzt (Gelenke fest!). Text (meist nur schwach) braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Richardson war Leiter der englischen Expedition nach Zentralafika, an der auch Heinrich Barth und Adolf Overweg teilnahmen. Ziel der Expedition war die Anknüpfung von Handelsbeziehungen und die Abschaffung des Sklavenhandels. Im März 1850 startete das Unternehmen in Tripolis. Die Reise führte durch die Wüste nach Ghat und weiter durch das Air-Bergland nach Agades, einer Handelsstadt am Südrande der Sahara. Hier trennte sich die Reisegruppe. Richardson woltte von hier auf direkter Route den Tschadsee erreichen, während Barth und Overweg eine westlichere Route ausfindig machen wollten. Ein Wiedertreffen war für den April 1951 in Kuka, dem damaligen Hauptort von Bornu im mittleren Sudan vereinbart. Doch Richardson starb bereits am 4. März 1851 in Ngurutua, einem sechs Tagereisen von Kuka entfernten Dorf. Der Reisebericht Richardsons, der anhand seiner Tagebuchaufzeichnungen herausgegeben wurde, ist eine wichtige Ergänzung zu Barth's 5-bändigen Werk. Zeigt er doch die bald auftretenden Unstimmigkeiten zwischen dem englischen Expeditionsleiter und den deutschen Teilnehmern im Hinblick auf die Zielsetzung dieser Reise. Selten! - Henze IV, 593; Kainbacher I, 112; Embacher, 247; -. 480 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. FIRST EDITION. First Issue, with all three typographical errors present: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p.209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p.275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship", plus the errata printed in five lines. Octavo. pp. xvi, 624. Illustrations by Phiz. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, date in Roman numerals to foot. Bound from the parts, with half title, untrimmed, with crisp early impressions of the 'dark' plates. Text is clean, plates toned to edges. Cloth rebacked with original laid down, spine faded to brown, rubbed with some loss. Some marking to boards, faded to extremities. A very good, inexpensive copy in the original cloth. Smith 10 [Primary binding].

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        Autograph letter signed

      1853. Signed. YOUNG, Brigham. Autograph letter signed. Great Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1, 1853. Single sheet of blue stationery, measuring 7-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches; p. 1. $3250.Exceptional autograph letter written entirely in Brigham Young's hand agreeing to provide an admirer with an example of his signature, signed by him.The letter, addressed to ""Mr. Wm H. Sweetler , Charlestown Mass,"" reads: ""G.S.L. City, Utah, June 1st, 1853. Sir, Being fond of obliging all persons, as far as consistant [sic], in compliance with your regard I furnish you these my autographs. Brigham Young."" The year that this letter was written, 1853, was a pivotal year for Brigham Young and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Crucially, in April, the Church broke ground on what would become the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, still Salt Lake City's most recognizable landmark. In 1853, Young also made the Church's first statement on polygamy since the Church's move to Utah. Polygamy—controversial even then—remains one of the best known tenets of Mormonism, even a decade after its abolition within the Church. Thus, this letter was written at a time when the Mormon Church was truly beginning to shape its identity with Young at the very center of its transformation. True Brigham Young signatures—as opposed to those by his scribes—are rather rare and do not appear on the market as often as might be expected given their desirability. Original foldlines and tiny circle stain, signature clear and legible. Fine condition.

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. FIRST EDITION. First Issue, with all three typographical errors present: p.19, line 6: "elgble"; p.209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p.275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship", plus the errata printed in five lines. Octavo. pp. xvi, 624. Illustrations by Phiz. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, date in Roman numerals to foot. Bound from the parts, with half title, untrimmed, with crisp early impressions of the 'dark' plates. Text is clean, plates toned to edges. Cloth rebacked with original laid down, spine faded to brown, rubbed with some loss. Some marking to boards, faded to extremities. A very good, inexpensive copy in the original cloth. Smith 10 [Primary binding].

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott

      1853. LOCKHART, John Gibson. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1853. Ten volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full crimson calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1750.Beautifully bound Edinburgh edition of LockhartÂ’s classic biography of Scott, with portrait frontispieces and additional engraved pictorial title pages in each volume.John Lockhart was ScottÂ’s son-in-law and resided on his estate for many years. “His greatest book was The Life of ScottÂ… He had admirable materials in ScottÂ’s letters and journals, but he turned them to such account that the biography may safely be described as, next to BoswellÂ’s Johnson, the best in the language” (DNB). Includes a fragment of ScottÂ’s autobiography, “composed by him in 1808Â… and discovered in an old cabinet at Abbotsford.” First published in 1837. Armorial bookplate.Some dampstaining to first few leaves of some volumes, bindings fine. A beautifully bound set.

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

      , 1853. 1853. First Edition . HERNDON, William Lewis and GIBBON, Lardner. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made under Direction of the Navy Department. Washington: Robert Armstrong; A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853-54. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped plum cloth. Housed together in custom clamshell box. $1500.First edition, mixed Senate and House issues, of this fascinating and richly illustrated narrative of South American exploration, with 52 tinted lithographs and 38 in-text wood engravings, accompanied by scarce portfolio volume of three folding maps tracing Herndon

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        Bleak House

      1853. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Octavo, mid-20th century full straight grain tan morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2100.First edition, bound from parts, of one of Dickens’ most acclaimed novels, with 40 engraved illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”), including frontispiece and vignette title page, handsomely bound by Bayntun.""In Bleak House for the first time [society] is seen as an absurdity, an irrelevance, almost a madness. A dark force from which the real people must escape in order to create another society of their own… [Dickens] had been preparing for this novel all his life and, despite the calamities… which had helped to provoke it in the first place, … was even happy while he was writing it… It might even be said that Bleak House cured the very malaise which was responsible for its composition"" (Ackroyd, 649-50). ""The Dickens cosmos, his phantasmagoric London and visionary England, emerges in Bleak House with a clarity and pungency that surpasses the rest of his work, before and after"" (Bloom, 311). Ten of the 40 plates are Browne's striking ""dark plates,"" deeply etched with a mezzotint-like chiaroscuro contrast (Hatton & Cleaver, 276). Without half title. This copy bound from the original parts, which were issued in 20 numbers, March 1852-September 1853. Smith 10. Gimbel A131. Eckel, 79. Podeschi A131. Interior generally clean; usual light embrowning to plates. Expert repairs to joints and corners. An excellent copy, handsomely bound.

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

      1853. First Edition . HERNDON, William Lewis and GIBBON, Lardner. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made under Direction of the Navy Department. Washington: Robert Armstrong; A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853-54. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped plum cloth. Housed together in custom clamshell box. $1500.First edition, mixed Senate and House issues, of this fascinating and richly illustrated narrative of South American exploration, with 52 tinted lithographs and 38 in-text wood engravings, accompanied by scarce portfolio volume of three folding maps tracing Herndon’s passage through the Andes and descent along the Amazon.After serving in the United States Naval Observatory, Lt. William Lewis Herndon was sent to the South Pacific and in 1850 was chosen to lead a “Pacific squadron to return through South America via the Amazon Valley,” an expedition planned in hopes of colonizing the region with slaveowners, thus eradicating slavery from the southern states, and as a means of preventing English merchants from establishing a cotton-producing industry along the river. Herndon left for Lima in January 1851, where it was decided he would approach the Amazon through Peru and Gibbon through Bolivian tributaries. After difficult passage through Peru, Herndon’s expedition reached Tingo Maria, at the confluence of the Monzon and Huallaga Rivers, and on September 25, 1851, “boats were fitted with decks and coverings, the American flag was raised and the Amazon was entered.” Herndon completed his descent of the Amazon in January 1851 and “after a month sailed for the United States. Herndon’s report, and that of Gibbon, who had successfully descended the Madeira and Amazon, provided a wealth of information” (Howgego, 283). Herndon submitted his complete survey to Congress on January 26, 1853. It contains “minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries” (Sabin 31524) and was “instrumental in helping to open up the Amazon River to merchant ships of all nations” (DAB). Narrative of Volume I by Herndon, Volume II by Gibbon. With separate portfolio volume of three engraved folding maps to accompany Herndon’s account, containing: Valley of the Amazon, partially color-outlined and measuring 19 by 24-1/2 inches; Plan del curso de los Rios Huallaga y Ucayli y del la Pampa del Sacramento, measuring 11-1/2 by 17 inches, and Map of the Rivers Huallaga, Ucayli & Amazon, measuring 27 by 60 inches. Hill 803. Bookplates.Interiors remarkably clean, with only light scattered foxing, archival tape repair to one map at stub. Moderate rubbing to spine ends of original cloth. A handsome set in near-fine condition.

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        Speicher im Kanton Appenzell. Versuch einer geographischen, historischen und statistischen Beschreibung der Gemeine, seit dem ersten Kirchenbau bis auf die Gegenwart (1614-1850).

      Trogen, J. Schl

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        New and Improved Method for the Guitar

      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’s famed classical guitar manual, with woodcut frontispiece depicting the proper way to hold a guitar, and including a brief introduction to musical notation.Carcassi’s Method (Op. 59) is still in use today as an instructional manual for beginning classical guitarists, and is “the first to tell how to play pizzicato with the guitar” (Annala & Mätlik, Handbook of Guitar and Lute Composers, 62). The Italian concert guitarist’s fame was eclipsed by that of his countryman and contemporary Ferdinando Carulli, who also authored a guitar “method.” First published in Paris in 1836. Text in English and French in parallel columns. This edition includes guitar duet arrangements for 12 songs popular in the United States at the time of publication. Faint owner signatures.Scattered light foxing to interior. Some staining and soiling to original paper boards; mild wear to extremities. An extremely good copy. Rare.

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        Popular Physical Geology...

      London: Reeve & Co. 1853. Octavo, 20 tinted lithograph plates; in the original blindstamped and gilt green cloth, with advertisements. Joseph Beete Jukes, best known in an Australian context as the naturalist and chronicler of the survey expedition of HMS Fly, was in fact a geologist. During his time in Australia (1842-5) he carried out major geological investigations which led to his highly important discoveries on the nature of the Great Barrier Reef - which formed a chapter in the official Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly. On his return to England he published A Sketch of the Physical Structure of Australia, which contained the first geological map of the continent.This present volume was intended as a popular guide to geology for a general audience. Despite its number of references to Australian geology, it is not recorded by Ferguson. A good copy.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Octavo (212 × 135 mm). Recently rebacked in purple crushed half morocco, green morocco label to spine lettered gilt, gilt raised bands to spine, tips refurbished, purple cloth sides, gilt rules to covers, buff endpapers, marbled edges. Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne). A few light marks to covers, some rubbing to spine, a little wear to tips, small bump to fore edge of rear board, plates a little oxidised. An excellent copy. First edition bound from parts, with the first-issue textual points as listed by Smith. H. K. Browne had experimented with the "dark plate" technique in Dombey and Son (1848) but in Bleak House their sombreness added a new tone to the illustration of Dickens's books. "As Dickens's vision of society darkened, Browne adjusted his techniques, pioneering in the use of 'dark plates', where the plate was machine-ruled in parallel grooves which printed an almost uniform tone either before or after the figures and background were hand drawn. These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized with the gloomy, foggy world of Bleak House and Little Dorrit" (Robert Patten in The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 59).

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        Emaux et camées

      Second edition, first for some parts: augmented with two poemsContemporary black half shagreen over black paper boards, spine in five compartments with triple gilt compartments, double gilt fillet frame to covers, marbled pastedowns and endpapersRare autograph inscription from Théophile Gautier: "A mon ami Clapet...[To my friend Clapet]"A little spotting. Eugène Didier Paris 1853 9,5x15,5cm relié

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        NORWAY AND ITS GLACIERS VISITED IN 1851; FOLLOWED BY JOURNALS OF EXCUSIONS IN THE HIGH ALPS OF DAUPHINE BERNE AND SAVOY

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

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        海陸御固御役人附. [Kairiku o kata o yakunin fu]. [Official Attendance of the Coastal Defence (Against the Black Ships)].

      Edo.. [1853].. Black and white karawaban, or Japanese unauthorised newsheet, on two joined sheets. Large image shows a Western ship which is appears to be Commodore Perry's vessel. Image damaged with loss in a roughly 9.5 in length x 12cm wide in one place jagged tear. The kawaraban has been laid down onto Japanese paper for support. Some other occasional insignicant insect damage. Although damaged this is still a handsome piece. The Japanese text above the striking image of Commodore Perry's ship gives the names and details of the many aristocratic families who were charged with defending the shores of the Tokyo Bay from the advancement of Perry and his squadron. The guard posts are name with the name of the warlord assigned for duty. On 8th July 1853 a fleet of four American warships (in Japanese they were called "Kurofune", meaning "black ships"), including two steam-powered ships, led by Commodore Mathew Perry appeared in Edo [Tokyo] Bay, which astonished the people in Edo and eventually led to the opening of Japan to the West. This map refers to the coastal defence situation at the time when Perry visited Japan. Although undated it was probably published in 1853. .

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        Journal d’un voyage en Chine en 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846 par M. Jules Itier.

      A Paris, Chez Dauvin Et Fontaine, Libraires-

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        Histoire de la captivité de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène d'après les documents officiels inédits et les manuscrits de Sir Hudson Lowe publié par William Forsyth. Ouvrage enrichi de près de 200 pièces justificatives, entièrement inédites. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Amyot, Paris 1853 - 4 vol. in-8 de (4)-XIX-408 pp. ; (4)-482 pp. ; 461-(3) pp. ; (4)-552 pp., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, premiers plats de couverture conservés (reliure moderne). Edition la plus complète depuis la première publication du Mémorial de Hudson Lowe en 1830. Tulard, 921 : « Essai de justification posthume du gouverneur de Sainte-Hélène, cet ouvrage a été publié à la demande de la famille. Il est composé des manuscrits autographes d'Hudson Lowe ainsi que des documents officiels relatifs à cet épisode. Cette publication, faite sous le Second Empire, provoqua des réactions assez vives, notamment de la part d'un des fils de Las Cases, son père ayant été mis en cause par Lowe. » Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Finely penned document signed, in English, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1853 - to the President of Peru (José Rufino Echenique, 1808-1887, President 1851-1855), saying that "the Almighty having, in His infinite goodness, been pleased to grant Us a Prince", (Leopold, Duke of Albany, d. 1884), "born at Buckingham Palace at Ten Minutes past One O'Clock on the Afternoon of the 7th instant", feeling "from the Sentiments of Friendship which You have always expressed towards Us that You will receive the intelligence with pleasure", and recommending the President "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also by George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, (1800-1870, Foreign Secretary 1853-1858, 1865-1868 and 1868-1870), 1 side 12½" x 8", Buckingham Palace, 30th April light original smudge without loss at end ('R') of signature [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Finely penned document signed as King of Sardinia, in Italian with translation, (1820-1878, first King of Italy) & Camillo CAVOUR (1810-1861, Prime Minister of Piedmont, President of the Council of Ministers and the architect of Italian unity)

      1853 - appointing Cav. D. Giuseppe Dabormida, (1799-1869, Foreign Minister, later Count), as his plenipotentiary to conclude a treaty of friendship, navigation and commerce with the Republic of Peru, signed also by Camillo Cavour, vellum, blind embossed papered seal with the Royal Arms, 1 side folio and conjugate blank, Stupinigi, 12th June An early document of its kind, reflecting the peace and increasing prosperity under Peru's President Ramón Castilla. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Colton's Map of the United States of America.

      J.H. Colton & Co.,, New York: 1853 - Folding map, [printed on thin banknote paper, 35 x 61.5 cm (13 1/2" x 24"), plus decorative boarder, folding into original embossed red cloth folder, lettered in gilt, Colton advertisement on top pastedown. Folder is 5 3/4" x 3 1/2". Very slight edgewear, very small fold tear, some darkening where attached, map bright and clean overall and near fine. J. H. Colton (1800-1893), founded the Colton map publishing company, and the Colton family published atlases for over 30 years. Colton's Atlas of the World was first published in 1855 in a large two-volume set. In 1857 it became Colton's General Atlas, and Colton's sons, George Woolworth and Charles B. would take over. However, during the 1850s, J. H. Colton was probably the most important U.S. geographic publisher. This is a handsome map of the United States that provides a good deal of detail on the Western Territories, including Oregon, Utah, Washington and New Mexico. According to Wheat the map shows explorations for Pacific Railroads. However, Wheat only refers to a later 1855 edition, which appears to be the same map. Interestingly, in that same year (1853) Colton appears to have also published a much larger wall map of the United States. Wheat Vols. 3 & 4. Osher Map Library. # 106020 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Murray River: being a Journal of the Voyage of the "Lady Augusta"...

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1853. Octavo, 46 pp.; a few pencil annotations; in original printed brown wrappers, once folded down the middle but at some time put into a neat cloth binding. Very scarce, particularly with original wrappers: the Ivo Hammet copy, with his stamp on a flyleaf.Kinloch's book records the pioneering voyage of the steamboat Lady Augusta, accompanied by the barge Eureka, up the Murray River to its junction with the Darling. The Lady Augusta - named for the wife of the South Australian governor - was the first such boat to make the long river journey, just pipping the rival Mary Ann to the £4000 prize that had been on offer from the South Australian Government since 1850. A second edition was published three years later in London. Wrappers slightly spotted.

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        Map of Wisconsin.

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1853. Folding map measures 13.75 x 17 inches, housed in the original cloth covers with moderate wear and minor discoloration. Minor mis-folding and tiny breaks at a few folds. The map is in full color.. First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        MANUSCRITO SÉC. XIX ? REGULAMENTO DA VIDA VIRTUOZA - SETENARIO DA SANTISSIMA VIRGEM MARIA.

      - S/L. [Lisboa?]. S/d [circa 1853]. De 20x13 cm. Com 304, 96, [6], [10 br] pags. Encadernação de final do século XX com lombada e cantos em pele, executada pelo encadernador Carmelita do Carmo, em Lisboa. Exemplar com ex-libris oleográfico da biblioteca do Duque de Palmela. Manucrito com textos religiosos com duas obras anónimas contendo os dois textos completos e com paginação independente, redigidos a uma só mão, com uma caligrafia firme e muito legível. Respectivamente nas páginas 304 e 96, seguindo-se 6 páginas inumeradas, contendo um índice conjunto das duas obras. Importantes (e únicas?) fontes para o estudo da sociedade portuguesa do Século XIX, nomedamente as formas de vivência da religião e os actos piedosos e de culto que eram praticados na época. Poderá ter servido para a vivência diária da fé religiosa nas residências dos Duques de Palmela. O Regulamento da Vida Virtuosa será um manuscrito da segunda metade do Século XIX, pois nele são referidos os Jesuítas no passado e os Padres de Rilhafoles no presente. Isto faria supor uma data final anterior a 1834, mas a designação de Padres de Rilhafoles, que era uma denominação popular da ordem com base no seu primeiro convento em Lisboa, aplicava-se a todos os membros da congregação mesmo que fossem dos Conventos de Guimarães ou de Évora e estes Padres continuaram a actuar de forma clandestina apesar da extinção das ordens religiosas em 1834. Assim a datação do manuscrito fica mais imprecisa sendo provavelmente mais certo atribuir a sua produção a alguma ano da década de 50 do Século XIX. O primeiro texto (Regulamento da Vida Virtuosa) contém normas para o aprofundamento da vida religiosa dos leigos, em 21 pontos, um «exame de consciência que ensinavam os Jesuítas», uma «Profissão da Fé conforme o Concílio de Trento», grande número de actos e orações, a maioria deles relativos à devoção ao Coração de Jesus e ao Santíssimo Sacramento. Trata-se de um texto religiosos que junta num todo harmonioso, para enriquecer a vida espiritual dos leigos, devoções e orações de origem diversa e copiadas de várias fontes. O corpo mais numeroso é constituído pela devoção ao Coração de Jesus, que teve origem nas visões místicas de Santa Margarida Maria Alacoque, em 1676, que foram divulgadas em primeira mão pelo Padre Jesuíta São Cláudio la Colombiére (1641-1682), inclui exame de consciência como faziam os Jesuítas e Orações e actos da manhã e da noite como fazem nas casas da Congregação de S. Vicente de Paulo (Lazaristas). É um texto bastante pormenorizado e rico de espiritualidade, que propõe uma vivência da fé exigente como se vê pela recomendação de assistir à missa todos os dias, ou pela Carta de Escravidão, páginas 159 a 167, que é um acto de consagração ao Santíssimo Sacramento com orações em verso e um estilo muito metafórico. São desconhecidos outros manuscritos ou obras impressas iguais a esta, mas as orações ao Coração de Jesus estavam muito divulgadas em Portugal desde 1732. A Rainha D. Maria I deu um grande impulso a esta forma de espiritualidade, que atingiu uma enorme expansão durante todo o Século XIX e se manteve muito influente até aos nossos dias. Em honra do Santíssimo Sacramento foram erigidas em Portugal numerosas irmandades e é em sua honra que se realizam as procissões do Corpo de Deus no dia do feriado móvel desde sempre consagrado a esta festa em Portugal. Como diz o Código de Direito Canónico «a Santíssima Eucaristia contém todo o bem espiritual da Igreja, a saber, o próprio Cristo, nossa Páscoa». O segundo texto (Setenário) contém as instruções para a celebração duma sequência de 7 dias de exercícios espirituais, orações e meditações em louvor da Virgem Maria. Este modo de louvar a virgem Maria refere-se á tradição das Sete Dores que Maria sofreu pela paixão e morte de seu filho. Também não conseguimos encontrar outros manuscritos ou impressos desta obra, que tem por vezes passos em estilo barroco. Existe um texto similar (vide Inocêncio X, 374) do Padre João Vieira

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        American Edition. The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or a Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship. By Darcy Lever Esq. with Additions by George W. Blunt.

      New York: E. & G.W. Blunt, 1853. Quarto, engraved title-page and 114 engraved plates, two folding; later half red roan, The classic and generously illustrated (a plate to every page of text) guide to practical seamanship, and particularly to rigging, here in a specially arranged American edition. The editor, George Blunt, explains that thirty-four years earlier, "his vocation then being upon the deep", he had used an English edition of Lever's Sheet Anchor. Modern changes in rigging have been included, and the new material includes Tables on Rope, Canvas, Guns, Spars, Clippers, and Forbes's New Rig. Some moderate browning of the preliminary leaves, a little foxing throughout, some regular wear to extremities of the bindings.

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        Modern Medicine : and Bacterial World

      Modern Medicine Publishing Company, New York 1853 - 23 volumes, many original cutting edge articles, and period adverts mainly promoting the Sanitarium and its products and services. edited and owned by John H. Kellogg Kornflakes. Occassional stamp of Edinburgh Veterinary and medical society. Vol I Feb 1892 No. 4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13. (Dec)Vol II Jan 1893 No. 1,2,3,4,5,10,12.Vol III Apr 1894 No. 4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Mostly 40-50pp, all good, some have inner spine reinforcement scarce collection of early medical and bacterial reviews from battle creek michigan. (27 x 18cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lake Windermere, Regatta." //

      Th. Agnew & Sons, 1853 - (hand-coloured Lithograph); handkolorierte Lithographie; 34 x 53 cm // Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In good state

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago.

      London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; half morocco. Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guinea natives. There are numerous discussions of Australian Aborigines elsewhere in the text, particularly those of Melville Island and Port Essington.The fine full-page handcoloured lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten.This is the first edition, separate issue (another version had the series-title "Ethnographical Library" which here only appears as an imprint on the plates). This copy is from the library of Archibald Liversidge, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Sydney, and author of a number of important Australian works on the subject. A very good copy.

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 - Octavo (212 × 135 mm). Recently rebacked in purple crushed half morocco, green morocco label to spine lettered gilt, gilt raised bands to spine, tips refurbished, purple cloth sides, gilt rules to covers, buff endpapers, marbled edges. A few light marks to covers, some rubbing to spine, a little wear to tips, small bump to fore edge of rear board, plates a little oxidised. An excellent copy. Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne). First edition bound from parts, with the first-issue textual points as listed by Smith. H. K. Browne had experimented with the "dark plate" technique in Dombey and Son (1848) but in Bleak House their sombreness added a new tone to the illustration of Dickens's books. "As Dickens's vision of society darkened, Browne adjusted his techniques, pioneering in the use of 'dark plates', where the plate was machine-ruled in parallel grooves which printed an almost uniform tone either before or after the figures and background were hand drawn. These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized with the gloomy, foggy world of Bleak House and Little Dorrit" (Robert Patten in The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 59). Smith I.10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage Autour du Monde san la lettre a par Jacques Arago

      

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        Life in Abyssinia

      

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        PRINCE ARTHUR'S ALPHABET. Flowers from the Garden of Knowledge.

      Unpaged. [56 pages.] Illustrated with a pictorial title-page and twenty-six full-page engraved plates. Original full-colour pictorial wrappers. First edition. Neat repair to spine; else an excellent copy.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Alexandre Houssiaux 1853, 13x21,5cm, 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés. - La prima impressione delle opere in Houssiaux che hanno acquistato il fondo della biblioteca Furne, in cui le opere sono stati originariamente pubblicati, ha completato i tre nuovi volumi (teatro, racconti comici ...) che appaiono per la prima volta nelle opere. L'edizione sarà ristampata nel 1855. Come sempre con queste edizioni di opere complete, il nostro conta, si è tentati di dire "naturalmente" alcune caratteristiche degne di nota. - [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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