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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition undertaken for the British Museum.

      London: John Murray, 1853 - 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. 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. 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. 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.). Abbey Travel 364; Atabey 687; Blackmer 969. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Appleton's New and Complete United States Guide Book for Travellers; Embracing the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western States, and Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Etc.

      Illustrated with Forty-Five Engraved Maps. New York. 1853. Gorgeous book, binding in red patterned cloth with elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front board. Very good condition. All maps present, including four large foldouts in hand color (one of the foldouts has a short closed tear); other foldouts as well.

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        Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty's Ship Havannah

      First edition. John Murray. London. 1853. 8vo. vi, (1), errata, 488pp. Colour frontis., 3 further colour plates, 3 uncoloured plates, folding map, text illus. Later half calf, marbled boards, gilt lettering rules and motifs, leather label to spine. All edges marbled. New endpapers. Some light marginal foxing to plates.

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        Compiled Laws of the State of California: Containing All the Acts of a Public and General Nature, Now in Force, Passed at the Sessions of 1850-51-52-53 [etc.]

      California's first compiled laws, providing the state's first four years of legislation, based on the acts as enrolled (as opposed to printed), with notes of California Supreme Court opinions provided as applicable and a massive (100 page) index. Modern sheep, morocco label, gilt, a bit of light staining and dustiness, some browning, but a good copy. Published by S. Garfielde, Benicia [Boston, Press of the Franklin Printing House], 1853.

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        A Child's History of England

      London (1853, 1853, 1854): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Near Fine. 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.

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        The People's MEDICAL LIGHTHOUSE; A SERIES OF POPULAR AND SCIENTIFIC ESSAYS ON THE NATURE, USES, AND DISEASES OF THE LUNGS, HEAR

      THE PROPRIETOR, NEW YORK 1853 - Illustrated with 65 Rare and Interesting Engravings; popular and scientific essays on the nature, uses and diseases of the lungs, heart, liver, stomach, kidneys, womb and blood also a key to the causes, prevention; remedies and cure of pulmonary and other kinds of consumption; MARRIAGE GUIDE, on early marriage, growth of the fetus, organs of generation, prevention of conception, impressions on the female organs and on the unborn child, art of procreating the sexes at will and how to render child-birth easy and safe; foxed pages; frontispiece; soiling; browning pages;brown cloth cover with two dots stains; embossed design front and back; rubbed and bumped corners; some chipping along edges; spine cracked almost to the bottom; with gilt title and design DATE PUBLISHED: 1853 EDITION: Second Ed 472PP [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        California State Telegraph Company - Telegram and Envelope Set

      Very Good. Set of 24 envelopes and 37 telegrams from the California State Telegraph Company, dating from 1853 to 1868. Most telegrams and envelopes are on white paper with red lettering, some envelopes are yellow with black lettering. Within the entire set there are 11 sets that include the telegram with its original envelope, 1 set that includes the telegram, envelope and sending form, 2 telegrams that are coded, and 1 envelope that dates to 1853, the same year the California State Telegraph Company was established. Overall the set is in very good condition with light to moderate foxing and tears to some envelopes, and light foxing and tears to some telegrams. All telegrams and envelopes are in sleeves from previous owner. The content of most telegrams are business dealings discussing the movement of goods, records of sale and account payments. There are a variety of senders and receivers within the entire set but two names are repetitive. Many telegraphs were sent to and from Edward Failing, often corresponding with H. W. Corbett. Corbett managed a successful hardware and farm supply business and was a U. S. Senator from 1867-1873. Edward Failing was an employee and relative of Corbett and became partner of H. W. Corbett & Co in 1857. The other common names found in the set are Henry and William Pierce, also businessmen on the west coast. H &W Pierce started as a loan and commission business in 1860, soon becoming a shipper of wheat from California to England. Along with Isaac Friedlander (who is mentioned in one telegram) , Henry and William Pierce were the principal shippers of wheat to England until the 1870's. The California State Telegraph Company, and telegraph technology in general, allowed businesses to wire money and information, having profound economic and social effects. .

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        Library Edition of the British Poets.]

      Edinburgh: James Nichol, [1853-60] - 48 volumes, octavo (215 x 138 mm). Later blue half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, blue cloth boards with gilt rules, blue marbled endpapers, with printer's and binder's stamps on front free endpaper verso, top edge gilt. Alphabetical list of poets printed on folded single sheet, laid-in to front of volume 34. Light pencil annotations to plates throughout. Minor marks and discolouration to cloth boards, light rubbing and minor wear to extremities, some offsetting in later volumes, overall an excellent set. 39 frontispieces with tissue guards, 17 vignette title pages, 123 plates across 48 volumes. First edition. Including work by Addison, Akenside, Armstrong, Beattie, Blair, Bowles, Burns, Butler, Chaucer, Churchill, Collins, Cowley, Cowper, Crashaw, Denham, Dryden, Dyer, Falconer, Gay, Goldsmith, Graehame, Gray, Green, Herbert, Johnson, Kirke White, Milton, Parnell, Percy, Pope, Prior, Quarles, Scott, Shakespeare, Shenstone, Smollett, Somerville, Spenser, Surrey, Thomson, Waller, Warton, Wyatt, Young, and three volumes of work by "Less Known Poets". Scottish author and Presbyterian minister George Gilfillan (1813-1878) established himself as a notable literary figure with the publication of his collected critical essays, A Gallery of Literary Portraits, in 1845. He continued to publish theological works and literary criticism throughout his lifetime, though his reputation was severely damaged by his portrayal as the leader of the Spasmodic school in William Edmondstoune Aytoun's satire, Firmilian (1854). It was at this tipping point in his literary career that Gilfillan published his 48-volume set of British poetry, accompanied by biographies, critical essays, explanatory notes, and - in the case of Chaucer and Spenser - glosses. The vignette title pages are taken exclusively from Cooke's Pocket Edition of the Original and Complete Works of Select British Poets, and the engravings are dated from the early 1790s to the mid-1820s. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Spectator: A new Edition carefully revised with prefaces historical and biographical by Alexander Chalmers

      Appleton, New York 1853 - Contemporary half calf. A Handsome set of this classic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Art and Industry As Represented in the Exhibition at the Crystal Palace; New York - 1853-4

      Redfield, New York 1853 - Hardcover, 386 pp. plus ads. Front hinge starting, split to front gutter, spine sunned, still a good presentable copy with clean text. Brown cloth, no dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias Contenant les Figures et la Description des plus Rares, des plus Nouvelles et des plus Belles Variétés de ce Genre. 2 Vols. Tome VI & Tome VII. First editions.

      Gand( Ghent), Belgium: Ambroise Verschaffelt,Fils-1854. 1853 - 16.5 x 24.5 cm. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. With 95 of 96 (lacking plate 2 of livraison V of 1853) color lithographs. Sacheverell Sitwell, Great Flower Books,1700-1900, p. 161."The work is one of the rarest and greatest of the nineteenth-century camellia iconographies. The Verschaffelts were a family of nurserymen specializing in camellias and published this book really as a catalogue of newly introduced species and recently developed hybrids which were available from their nurseries" (De Belder). Published in monthly parts between 1848 and 1860, with each issue containing four plates. Complete and even nearly complete sets are very scarce, especially with complete plates in such good conditionCondition:Light wear and soiling to bindings, rubbing to extremities, some volumes with private library stamps on preliminary pages, light occasional foxing to tissue guards, light toning and occasional bit of offsetting to plates, all plates present with vibrant colors and no tears; very good.From the library of the great 19th Century tenor and rose cultivator Giulio Perotti .Giulio Perotti (* 13. März 1841 in Ueckermünde als Julius Prott; ? 28.Februar 1901 in Mailand) war ein deutscher Tenor, Opernsänger und Rosenzüchter.Giulio Perotti fue el nombre artístico de Julius Prott (Ueckermünde, Mecklemburgo-Pomerania Occidental, Alemania, 13 de marzo de 1841 - Milán, Italia, 28 de febrero de 1901), fue un tenor alemán.Giulio Perotti, real name Julius Prott (1841-1901), German opera singerThe Verschaffelts were a family of Belgian nurserymen specializing in camellias. They published the newly introduced species and hybrids in this very rare and monumental work from 1848-1860. It continues Lorenzo Berlèse's work Iconographie du genre Camellia. The fine plates were drawn by Bernard Léon, L. Stroobant and son. References: Nissen BBI 2056; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 16.057. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revue des Deux Mondes, XXIIIe Annee, Tome Troisieme [With First Editions of Dalila and Sylvie, Two Volumes.]

      Revue des Deux Mondes. Hardcover. Paris, 1853. 8vo, quarter calf over marbled paper, 1256 pp. Tome troisieme, complete in two volumes. With the first editions of Octave Feuillet's Dalila (pp. 841-918) and Gerard de Nerval's Sylvie (pp. 745-771). Two important works in their first editions. Feuillet first published many of his most important works in Revue des deux mondes, from which they were reprinted later in book form. Nerval's work, Sylvie, Souvenirs du Valois, would later be included in his collection Les Filles du feu. This was perhaps his best known work, cited as an influence on the surrealists. Also included among the many other contributions to this volume are Mina de Wangel and Les Tombeaux de Corneto by Stendal. A well preserved set, in very good condition, with some light foxing to contents and very light general wear. Tres bon etat. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1853. First Edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L’Alhambra.

      published by A. F. Lemaître (Graveur Editeur), Typographie de Firmin Didot Freres, Paris 1853 - (64.0 x 45.0 cms); 4 pp., 9 lithographic plates by Asselineau (lacking one plate) + 1 engraved plan, with gilt title on front. Rare set of views of the Alhambra palace and a further testimony to the European recognition of the vital artistic heritage left by the Arabs in Spain and the criminal neglect of its most important architectural monument. "It is from the eighteenth century, the era in which the governments of France, as well as those of Spain, should have to reproach themselves for their most culpable negligence with the regard to the conservation of their monuments, and, from 1789, the greatest devastation and destruction that this admirable building, at the same time the greatest glory and the greatest treasure, ever suffered. We visited the Alhambra twice and in the space of twenty years, important and valuable sections of the complex had disappeared." (Translation from French, p.1). Baron de Isidore Séverin Taylor (1785-1879), a French man of British origin was a painter, critic and worked in theatre. He travelled with several French missions to Portugal, Spain, Egypt and Syria, and published books about his travels. In the 1820s Baron Taylor travelled extensively in Spain, continuing on to Tangiers and Tetuan, the purpose of the journey was to acquire works of art for the King of France, Louis Philippe I. In 1820 he published a book of views recording his journey. His major work is "Inventaire Archéologique" comprising fifty volumes in which he recorded the major French monuments before the Renaissance. The 10 views of Alhambra are finely draw and lithographed by Asselineau in black with a single tint-stone; each include figures in the foreground. The plates are as folows: I- L’Alhmbra/ Porte de la justice. 32.2 x 25.7 cms. II- L’Alhambr/ Cour de l’Alberca. 31.7 x 25.2 cms. III- L’Alhambra/ Cour de lion. 34.5 x 25.5 cms. IV- L’Alhambra/ Galerie de la cour des lions. 29.2 x 24.8 cms. V- L’Alhambra/ Salle de Abencerage. 35.3 x 24.9 cms. VI- L’Alhambra/ Salle du tribunal. 23.9 x 29.7 cms. VII- L’Alhambra/ Salle des deux soeurs. 32.5 x 25.8 cms. VIII- L’Alhambra/ Cabinet des infantes salle des deux soeurs. 35.8 x 26.6 cms. IX- L’Alhambra/ Cour de la mosquees. 31.1 x 23.9 cms. X- L’Alhambra/ Facade de la chapelle. 33.1 x 23.9 cms. XI- Plan de L’Alhambra. Copper engraving: 26.9 x 41.4 cms. Lemaitre sculp. Imp. F. Chardon Aime. Key: 1-18. scale: 130 mm= 30 meters. Bibliographic references: Palau 328 471. Creswell 360( who doe not record the plan). Not in Foulche-Delbosc or Farinelli. cf. Tesoros de Espana 121. NOT AT COPAC. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorabilia Tigurina oder Chronik der Denkwürdigkeiten der Stadt und Landschaft Zürich, von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1850.

      Zürich, im Verlag des Verfassers und in Commission bey S. Höhr und Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Schulthess 1841-1853. - 3 Bände. 25x21 cm. VI, 783 S., 1 S. Berichtigungen; 3 Bl., 857 S., 16 S. Register; VIII, 715 S., 1 S. Anzeigen. Mit 23 Ansichten in Aquatinta von G. Hegi, H. Bodmer, L. Siegfried, J. Ruff u.a. Neue Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Longchamp 3158a, 3159 und 3160. - HBLS V, 75. - Zürcher TB 1972, S. 88 ff. - Appenzeller 1-2 und 53-60. - Zurlinden, Zürich, 1814-1914, Bd. II, 274. - Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen 23 Ansichten dieser vom Zürcher Lokalhistoriker und Sektretär des Bauamtes Friedrich Vogel (1804-1855) verfassten 'Denkwürdigkeiten ', mit der er sich "die grössten Verdienste um Zürichs Lokalgeschichte erworben hat" (Zurlinden). Die zuverlässigen, "bis ins kleinste Detail gehenden Orientierungen über die alte bis neueste Zeitgeschichte, Ortsgeschichte und Geschichte zahlreicher Einrichtungen (wie Buchdruckereien, Vereine und Gesellschaften, Schulwesen usw.) lässt in der alphabetischen Reihenfolge der Artikel fast keine Lücken erkennen" (HBLS). Die 23, vor allem von Hegi und Bodmer gestochenen Ansichten zeigen: Zürich, grosse und kleine Stadt, die Münsterbrücke mit dem Grossmünster, den neuen Bahnhof und die neue Post, Münsterkirche, Kantonsschule und Kantonsspital, Gesamtansichten von Küsnacht, Eglisau, Greifensee, Grüningen, Kappel, Rheinau, Uster, Dorf und Schloss Kyburg, Regensberg, Töss, Sitzberg bei Turbenthal, Obfelden, Schloss Wädenswil, Schloss Laufen mit Rheinfall und die neue Mädchenschule in Winterthur. - Teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bl. gebräunt.

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        Excursion to Canada [in] Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science, and Art. Vol. I, January to June, 1853

      New York: G. P. Putnam; London: Sampson Low, Son, 1853, 1853. The first volume of Putnam's Monthly Magazine, which serialized in three of its six parts Thoreau's account of his travels to Canada, which precedes the publication of Walden by almost six months. Borst D42, and see Borst A7 for the first book publication in A Yankee in Canada (1866). Head and foot of the spine a little chipped; a few gatherings slightly browned; very good copy.. Large 8vo, original blind-stamped green cloth with a gilt corn stalk design on the spine, gilt lettering. Woodcuts in the text. Our Young Authors - Melville, an eight page review of Melville's works to date.

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        De onvermoeide speelmakker, of volledige verzameling van nuttige en aangename spelen, uitspanningen, ligchaamsoefeningen en andere bezigheden, zoowel in huis, als in de open lucht voor jongens en meisjes. Versierd en opgehelderd door eene menigte fraaije houtsneêfiguren.Gouda, G.B. van Goor, [1853]. 8vo. With numerous wood engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary gold-tooled blue-green morocco.

      NCC (8 copies). Rare first edition of a book on conjuring, magic, games and pastimes for young boys and girls. It contains both in- and outdoor games, games to measure strength and speed, swimming, gymnastics, ice-skating, dancing, music, fencing, fishing, and catching and preserving birds, including a list with different fish and bird species. Besides sports it also gives the rules for various card games and other games like chess, draughts (checkers), etc., and contains about 100 different kinds of magic and conjuring tricks. Also included is an alphabet for deaf people. The book closes with popular explanations of electricity, magnetism, optics, mathematics and arithmetic, the use of the magic lantern and the microscope, etc. With owner's inscription. Slightly browned and foxed but otherwise in very good condition. Spine somewhat discoloured.

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        Manuscript Commonplace Journal with Drawings and Watercolours, Features Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande and French Occupied Malta

      England, 1853-1881, 1853. 8vo. 141 pages with a scant few integral blanks, plus title page and index. Brown leather gilt tooled boards with five raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers. Some wear to boards at extremities and spine, some age-toning throughout, otherwise very good condition, a delightful volume with manuscript illustration. Manuscript commonplace book created by a learned man by the name of George Humphrey, its purpose being for multiple contributors to present and contemplate two contradictory yet equally important needs of man - pleasure and achievement. Contains 4 drawings including one of Cetshwayo kaMpande, ruler of the Kingdom of Zulu, while he was imprisoned by the British, and 4 watercolours including a scene of French occupied Malta. This volume's creator deemed mankind's life pursuit to be twofold, with opposing desires, in essence, pleasure and success. Reflecting leadership, conflict, and much more, the volume contains a rare portrait drawing of Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande following the Anglo-Zulu War. Several learned and sympathetic contributors add brief works, thoughts and experiences from which to draw on, some in response to a previous entry. Subjects include, in part, love, death, bashfulness, curiosity, civility, flirtation, marriage, happiness, the pursuit of doing good, solitude, etc., revealing nineteenth century perspectives in an honest format shared among friends and trusted peers. Most entries were made in the 1850s. A subsequent lapse in time is evident, with entries resuming in 1879, suggesting that the volume had been passed on to a descendant. Of special interest in this work is the drawing of Cetshwayo, the last king of the Zulu people, as a prisoner in Cape Town, three years before his death. The skillful sketch was made from the 1881 copyrighted photograph taken by C. F. Crewes of Cape Town, South Africa, when Cetshwayo was a prisoner of war, after the close of the Anglo-Zulu War. A nautical watercolour signed H. White is dated 24 September 1856, and illustrates French and English merchant ships off the coast of Malta during the earlier period of French occupation, the Valetta fortification in Grand Harbour donning the French flag. Another striking watercolour painting signed H.T. White 1856 depicts a large brig, flying the British Merchant flag, on approach to a harbour, possibly Gibraltar. A poem penned by a different contributor and also dated 1856 follows, with the title "I will think of Thee in the Night Watches..." Literary contributions include a short poem by Harry Howells Horton, an amusing poem called "Your Tailor: Dedicated to Fast Young Men," a witty poem 3 pages in length titled "Lore & Death," the reveal of character of an old seaman called Wellington, a sobering realization of the impact of a simple letter, "Myrrah of Tangiers" (a poem published in Graham's Monthly by Caroline C.), and family letters. Cetshwayo kaMpande (circa 1826 - 1884) was the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1872 to 1879, and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. His name has been transliterated as Cetawayo, Cetewayo, Cetywajo and Ketchwayo. He famously led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle of Isandlwana, fought on 22 January 1879. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. Cetshwayo was captured not long afterward and held prisoner in Cape Town..

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

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

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

       1853. Mit 31 Original-Zeichnungen von Adolph Menzel. Leipzig, Verlag Avenarius und Mendelsohn, 1853, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappen des Königreiches Hannover, 599 Seiten, 31 handkolorierte Tafeln, Ex Libris-Stempel Ex Bibliotheca Fideicomm. Ernesti Aug. auf Titelrückseite, Rücken leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (TG8) (TG8) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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

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

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        Les Châtiments Premiere Edition

      Librairie Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1853 - 6.25" x 3.75" Nice, very old book by Victor Hugo- The Punishments - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Odd-Fellows' Offering for 1853.

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

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        Charles Marville, Cathédrale de Chartres

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

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

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

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

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

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        PIANTA TOPOGRAFICA DI GENOVA.

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

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

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

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        Autographs for Freedom

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

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