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        Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        La collina.

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

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

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

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

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

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        GRAND DIPLOME FRANC MACONNERIE 1853 FRANC MACON SUR VELIN

      - GRAND DIPLOME FRANC MACONNERIE 1853 FRANC MACON SUR VELIN

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

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

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        Dizionario Generale Ragionato Della Procedura Civile E Commerciale.

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

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

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

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        SELENE

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

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        A Child's History of England

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

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MRS. NANCY PRINCE

      Published By the Author, Boston 1853 - 88 pages. Second edition. Original black blind-stamped cloth with bright gilt lettering on the front board. The book begins: "I was born in Newburyport, September the 15th, 1799. My mother was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts--the daughter of Tobias Wornton, or Backus, so called. He was stolen from Africa, when a lad, and was a slave of Captain Winthrop Sargent; but, although a slave, he fought for liberty. He was in the Revolutionary army, and at the battle of Bunker Hill. He often used to tell us, when little children, the eveils of Slavery, and how he was stolen from his native land. My grandmother was an Indian of this country; she became a captive to the English, or their descendants. She served as a domestic in the Parsons family. My father, Thomas Gardner, was born in Nantucket; his parents were of African descent. He died in Newburyport, when I was three months old." So begins the tale of this remarkable woman, who wrote this later in life as "there are many benevolent societies for the support of Widows, but I am desirous not to avail myself of them, so long as I can support myself by my own endeavors. Infirmities are coming upon me, which induce me to solicit the patronage of my friends and the public, in the sale of this work. Not wishing to throw myself on them, I take this method to help myself, as health and strength are gone." Mrs. Prince recounts her travels to Russia, her nine years' residence there, and her return via the West Indies, Key West, New Orleans and ultimately New York. Quite scarce even in this second edition. Good plus condition, trace of wear to the extremities, rear free end page missing. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Notes on English Divines.

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

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

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

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        A NEW GENERAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY,

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Untersuchungen über die Brandpilze und die durch sie verursachten Krankheiten der Pflanzen mit Rücksicht auf das Getreide und andere Nutzpflanzen.

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

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        New and Improved Method for the Guitar

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

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        BLEAK HOUSE

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

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

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

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        Sailing Directions for The West Coast of North America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

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

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        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]

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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.

      S.L. Gardiner, Attorney, (Sag-Harbor?) 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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