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        Beyträge zur Geschichte, Topographie und Statistik des Erzbisthums München und Freysing. Fünften Bandes zweytes u. drittes Heft.

      München, Lindauer 1853. - 8°, S. 210-568, 1 Bl., 1 gef. Tafel, Lithographierte Orig.-Broschuren, gut erhaltene Exemplare,

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        Châtiments

      1853. Complete Edition.Bound in full red morocco, back with five nerves decorated with double gilded boxes, wheels on golden headdresses, coaching quintuple nets gilded on the boards, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, frame with golden lace on contreplats, dotted gilded on the cuts, corners lightly bumped, gilded head.Some small minor foxing.Copy pleasantly established. Genève & New-York 1853 7x10,5cm relié

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        Collection of four Parliamentary reports of Goldfields management, proposed Assay Office &c

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, October 1852 - January, 1853. Tall quarto, four reports bound together, all fine copies (two reports have neat punctures to inner margin from previous stab-sewn binding); in handsome half deep brown calf with gilt morocco label by Sangorski. Handsome bound volume, comprising the following four reports on the Victorian goldfields:1. Gold Fields. Return to address - Mr. Murphy, 29th June, 1852. Ordered to be printed, 26th October, 1852; 18 pp.2. Gold Despatches. Return to address, Mr. O'Shanassy - 10th September, 1852. Ordered to be printed 2nd November 1852; 52 pp. (last blank).3. Gold Fields. Report from the Select Committee on the Management of the Gold Fields, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence. Ordered to be printed 5th January, 1853; viii (last blank), 36 pp.4. Assay of Gold. Report from the Select Committee on the Expediency of Establishing an Assay Office, Together with the proceedings of the committee, and minutes of evidence. Ordered to be printed 20th January, 1853; vi, 16, [iv, appendices] pp.

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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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        Lettera autografa firmata alla sorella ''Ma chère Joséphine''. (Torino), 15 ottobre 1853

      1853. 3 pagine in-8 su carta con impresso a secco ''Barth'', indirizzo al verso. Pellico scrive alla sorella parlando di questioni religiose, del clima di Torino, della vendemmia. Ne emerge il ritratto di un uomo ormai anziano (tre mesi dopo infatti morirà), fortemente pio e religioso che ricorda l'anniversario del suo arresto ''..Faisons de même chacun dans le cercle de nos petits devoirs et selon nos faibles forces.. C'est aujourd'hui l'anniversaire de mon arrestation. Il y a déjà 33 ans ! Que le tems est rapide ! Bénissons de toutes choses le Seigneur et remercions-le des grâces qu'il nous a faites''. Pellico trascorse gli ultimi anni al servizio dei marchesi Di Barolo che inizialmente gli avevano concesso una pensione che gli consentisse di restare a vivere a Torino vicino agli anziani genitori senza avere preoccupazioni di tipo economico, successivamente Pellico era stato responsabile delle due sale d'asilo per bambini poveri ospitate a palazzo Barolo e, infine, nel 1838, dopo la morte dei genitori, era entrato a casa Barolo con le funzioni di bibliotecario e segretario.

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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) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnoissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains, Senate, Special Session, March, 1851, Exec. doc. No. 3, including Map Volume

      Robert Armstrong, Washington 1853 - 8vo; rebound in dk brown cloth-covered bds, printed paper label on spine; clean with almost no wear to bds; hinges tight; mild soiling to eps, light tide mark to foredge pages 211-232, mild sporadic foxing, including some of the plates, but all still attractive; all 57 plates present; mylar cover; pp. 495; Map volume in orig. blind-emb. dk brown bds re-backed in dark leatherette with bright gold titles on spine and fb, closed with ties, clean, rubbing to corners; the two very lg. folded two-color maps contained within have been backed with tissue and have a few small repairs but are clean and intact; Stansbury was commissioned to make this exploration due to great curiosity about the area and its Mormon settlers. There is much here on them as well as many observations regarding Indians, topography, flora and fauna. The plates of scenery are tinted and quite striking. Some are fold-out panoramas. All are present as are the very large maps in the separate volume. This title is quite scarce with the map volume included and the maps in such nice condition. Howes S884, Wagner-Camp 219:2, Graff 3947. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploration of the valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department...

      Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853. Original government issue of these "Minute, accurate, and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries" (Sabin). These two volumes are parts I and II of Senate Executive Document no. 36, 32d Cong., 2d sess., consisting of Lieut. Herndon's description of following the Amazon itself and Lieut. Gibbon's account of his travels along the Amazon's tributaries in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. Many of the 52 lithographed plates are in duotone; some were done by Ackerman Lithography and some by P.S. Duval & Co., after views of scenery, buildings, and natives drawn by Lieut. Gibbon. Two volumes of maps, not present here, were issued separately.

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        Bleak House [Original Cloth]

      London Bradbury & Evans 1853 First Edition of one of Dickens's masterpiece, illustrated by H. K. Browne, in the original cloth. Thick 8vo: xvi, 624pp, with frontispiece, title-page vignette, and 38 full-page plates (10 of which are "dark plates," each etched in duplicate; in our copy, six are from plate A and four from plate B. (Only two dark plates had been issued previously: No. 35 of Dombey and No. 31 of David Copperfield.) Publisher's olive-green fine-diaper cloth, Smith's secondary binding with chain design in blind within triple-ruled borders in blind on covers, identical to that of Dombey & Son; spine in five blind-paneled compartments, the second and fourth lettered in gilt; pale yellow coated end papers. Shows all three typographical errors typically associated with the first edition: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship"; as well as 34 of Smith's 37 other internal flaws, missing only three in the preliminaries. A bright, clean copy with almost no foxing or browning and only traces of offsetting on pages facing plates (dark plates are superb impressions), quite exceptional for this title. Expertly rebacked with original spine laid down; spine sunned, but gilt unadulterated. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Smith 10. Eckel, pp. 79-81 ("The value of a copy would depend largely ion whether the impressions [of the "Dark Plates"] are good or bad. The better the impression the greater the surety of an earlier plate and printing."). Podeschi 131. Grolier Dickens, pp. 128-29. Sadleir I 682. NCBEL III 800. Wolff II 1795a. Near Fine+ ¶ Originally appeared in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts, the last forming a double number. First edition in book form published September 12, 1853. Dickens's ninth novel and one of his finest, often considered the first true detective novel, Bleak House revolves around the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce and its almost infinitely slow progress through the Court of Chancery, finally ending in the terrible farce of the considerable estate in dispute being swallowed up in lawyers's fees. "In a recent critical assessment (Dickens Redressed: The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times), Alexander Welsh refers to Bleak House as being 'an impressive work of montage, which ought by now to have earned Dickens the reputation of composing in 1852-53 a distinctly modernist text'. This is part of a fairly recent shift in the interpretation of Dickens's work which sees it anticipating the novels of Joyce, Faulkner, Conrad and other major figures in literary modernism. . . . [W]hat Welsh has particularly in mind is the double narrative structure of Bleak House in which the telling of the story is divided between two narrators, one the eighteen year old Esther Summerson, the other an impersonal third-person voice. . . . A number of mysteries are unravelled in the novel, that of Esther's parentage for example, but others remain, above all the mystery of how the social ills recorded in Bleak House are ever to be dealt with. It seems more than appropriate, then, that this maze-like fictional world should be embodied in a form which is itself labyrinthine." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Episode de l'histoire de Russie. Les faux Démétrius

      First edition.Autograph inscription from Prosper Mérimée : "Amicissimo F. Michel. P.M."Small angular repairs to the spine, one clear spot to upper cover, a good copy with hardly any spotting. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1853 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Gospel of Saint John in the Chinese language according to the dialect of Shanghai expressed in the Roman alphabetic character With an explanatory introduction and vocabulary

      

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        Testimonial to George Tinline, Esq. [caption title].

      [Adelaide?]: no date or imprint, but likely, 1853. Duodecimo, 24 pp., worn at old folds, last two leaves with small loss; otherwise very good in modern tan half calf. Very rare printed account of a grand dinner organised for George Tinline, then acting Manager of the South Australian Banking Company. The event was described in the press as the largest private dinner party that had ever been given in South Australia.'Tinline was acting manager in the economic crisis of 1851-53 when his bank faced collapse' (ADB), and his bold actions not only saved the Bank of South Australia, but led directly to a boom in its stocks. In 1853 a public dinner was held, and this pamphlet prints the text of a testimonial printed in the contemporary South Australian newspapers.Its publication is a bit of a mystery. Ferguson knew two different issues of the 1889 issue, but this much more modest 24pp. pamphlet seems more likely to be an offprint of the newspaper report printed in Adelaide in 1853, and certainly has the physical characteristics of works of that date.

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        Tanglewood Tales Another Wonder Book

      

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        Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853. First Edition, ads dated July, 1853 with Tanglewood Tales in press, with imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry on copyright page. 336. [4, ads]pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound by STIKEMAN & CO. in three quarter blue morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with the original publishers' brown cloth covers bound in. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplate. About fine. First Edition, ads dated July, 1853 with Tanglewood Tales in press, with imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry on copyright page. 336. [4, ads]pp. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Maladies des yeux. Ophtalmologie. Clinique de M. Desmarres, février et mars 1853.

      1853. ____ Manuscrit autographe signé. "Paris, 21 février 1853. Aujourd'hui pour la première fois je suis allé à la clinique d'ophtalmologie de Mr Desmarres et j'ai vu un grand nombre de malades atteints d'ophtalmie. ... Il m'est impossible de noter tout ce qui a été dit ou a été fait. Je ne mentionnerais que ce qu'il y a eu de plus (?) et ce qui a frappé le plus mon esprit." Suit la description des cas cliniques observés et des traitements de Desmarres. Claude Ressiguier avait publié en 1848 une "Clinique médicale de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier, service de M. le professeur Caizergues." La fin du volume est restée vierge. Etiquette manuscrite sur le plat et le dos : "Desmarres clinique. Maladies des yeux." *****. In-8. [187 x 145 mm] Collation : (4), 91 [notées 89] pp. Cartonnage rouge de l'époque.

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        A PICTORIAL VIEW OF CALIFORNIA; INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PANAMA AND NICARAGUA ROUTES, WITH INFORMATION AND ADVICE INTERESTING TO ALL, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO INTEND TO VISIT THE GOLDEN REGION. By a Returned Californian

      New York: Published by Henry Bill, 1853. 224,[1]pp. plus forty-nine plates (one plate is included twice). Original gilt cloth. Cloth sunned, bit frayed at extremities, contemporary ownership inscription, some scattered foxing, minor but persistent marginal dampstain. A good, sound copy. The second edition of Letts' CALIFORNIA ILLUSTRATED..., a vivid narrative of California mining life, published at the height of the gold fever. "Letts produced one of the best accounts of gambling, violence, and life in the mines" - Kurutz. Particularly valuable for the attractive, accurate illustrations drawn by Cooper and lithographed by Cameron. The book illustrates scenes across the Isthmus of Panama, in Sacramento and the gold fields, in Santa Barbara, and across Mexico and Panama. Peters remarks: "Cooper has left us a pungent, graphic record of the long trip to and from the gold fields, of the young cities he found mushrooming there, of booming San Francisco and Sacramento, of the lovely vestiges of the mission-founding padres in early California, and of the actual life of the forty-niners, with its flavor of roughing it, humor, hope, and all the luring magic of the yellow streak." Cameron, the brilliant hunchback lithographer who was addicted to drink, deserves much of the credit for the Currier & Ives prints. HILL 1016. COWAN, p.390. HOWES L300, "aa." SABIN 40723. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.130-31, 147. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.97, 103-5. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 125 (ref). KURUTZ 398e.

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        Traité de chimie anatomique et physiologique normale et pathologique ou des principes immédiats normaux et morbides qui constituent le corps de l'homme et des mammifères

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1853. 1853, 1853, in-8, 3 volumes de texte de XXXII-728 + [4]-584 + [4]-595 pages ; atlas grand in-8 de 36 pages et 45 planches, demi-chagrin vert bouteille de l'époque pour les vol. de texte ; atlas en cartonnage éditeur, dos toilé, plat imprimés, 45 planches h.t. gravées sur acier; certaines figures sont très finement aquarellées et gommées. PREMIERE EDITION. Rare. Important ouvrage. Charles Robin est l'un des grands micrographes du XIXe siècle, son enseignement de la biologie fut très suivi; la chaire d'histologie fut créée pour lui à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. ENVOI manuscrit des auteurs au Professeur Orfila. Rousseurs. Waller 8054. Hirsch IV, 839

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        ???????????? [Kaei rokunen ikokusen t?rai no shimatu]. Circumstances on the Arrival of Foreign Ships in 1853....

      11 manuscript pages on 6 folded leaves, string ties. Leaves creased at two corners, evenly browned with some occasional soiling, neat correction laid down over 4 characters, light vertical crease. 29 x 18.5cm. A good copy of a fascinating contemporary report. This manuscript describes the great commotion among the Japanese populace following the arrival of Commodore Perry's four American ships in June 1853. This contemporary report begins with the arrival of the Black Ships at Uraga and tells of the enusing panic the ships caused amongst the Japanese population as far away as Shinagawa. Mention is made of the concern by the Feudal Lords that this was the beginning of a much larger attack by a foreign power. Details of the ships are given including size, one mentioned at 45 Ken, as well as numbers of masts and cannons etc. Distances in Japanese ri, are given to such places as Ryukyu (Okinawa); Chosen (Korea); the Netherlands, Nanjing, England and America. The final section includes a list of warlords assigned to the vital responsibility of coastal guard duty. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157032)....

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        Chinese Architecture.

      London. Thomas Richards for the Architectural Publications Society. 21st. February, 1853. Eighteen page article and six plates (four are color lithographs and two are black and white lithographs. All of the plates have been taped along the left edge, in three instances just entering the image. Chipping to right corners of sheets well outside images. The images are clean, and the color superb. The article, published by the Architectural Publications Society in a volume of diverse articles from the years between 1848 and 1852, is a compendium of knowledge to date on Chinese Architecture, illustrated by and with additions from "Mr. Edward Ashworth, architect, of Exeter," who, "having been resident in China for nearly two years, has supplied from his note-book the original and chief portion of this paper, with the accompanying illustrations." Topics covered include Brickwork, Marble, Houses, Gardens, Palace, Temples, Towers, Bridges. The works quoted from are listed at the end of the article. Of particular interest are the fascinating and handsome lithographs after sketches by Ashworth.Plate 1: two halfpage lithographs: "Chinam's Hong, Victoria, Hong Kong (described in the description of plates as "the only good Chinese mansion existing at Victoria, Hong Kong, in 1845, when the picturesque screen was pulled down to give place to three shop frontages.") AND "Private Dwelling House CANTON." Plate 2: full page COLOR LITHOGRAPH: "Interior of Chinam's Hong - Victoria Hong Kong." Plate 3: three COLOR LITHOGRAPHS: "Miu Tong, Canton," "Part of a Tea Merchant's Dwelling House Canton," "Gable End of Temple, Macao." Plate 4: full page COLOR LITHOGRAPH: "Street Scene, Canton, near the Foreign Factories." Plate 5: full page COLOR LITHOGRAPH: "Chinese Stree, Macao." Plate 6: six small lithographic sketches of examples of warehouse roof construction in Canton: "Cloth Warehouse, Canton," "Warehouse, Canton," "Puncheon." Ashworth also wrote "How Chinese Workmen Built and English House," which was published in The Builder November 1, 1857. A scarce collection of exquisitely rendered images with informative text documenting many buildings no longer extant.

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        A CHILDREN'S SUMMER Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in Prose and Rhyme by M. L. B. and W. M. C.

      [31] pages. 9 full-page etchings and two smaller illustrations within pages of text, all finely hand-coloured by Eleanor Vere Boyle. Original leather-backed brown cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Oblong folio. First edition. Slight rubbing to spine; some spotting throughout as is usual with this book; short marginal tear to one leaf of text; lower corners bumped; else a very good copy of one of the finest children's books of the nineteenth century. Hand-coloured copies are rare. The prose contribution is by the illustrator's cousin, Mary Boyle, and the verse by W. M. Call. A Children's Summer was much praised by John Ruskin, Thomas Landseer, Tom Taylor, and Francis Turner Palgrave.

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        S. Marco Convento dei Padri Predicatori in Firenze. Illustrato e Inciso Principalamente nei Dipinti del B. Giovanni Angelico con La Vita dello Stesso Pittore, e un Sunto Storico del Convento Medesimo del P. Vincenzo Marchese.

      Firenze. Presso La Societa Artistica. 1853. 3 page introduction (III) plus 40 engravings (including five color) with tissue guards, followed by text section of 162pp with an additional 4 plates, index, 19 1/4 x 14 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Binding in fair to poor condition: 3 1/2 inches of leather loss to head of spine, joints split, overall wear,with a small area at the top left corner of the front board lacking. Interior: front hinge split but still firmly attached; small soiled area to upper edge of gutter on first several sheets; occasional light foxing mainly to tissue guards with plates very clean and bright; there is one single plate with soiling to the lower right (in the text section) overall images are clean and bright, binding tight.on India paper mounted to sheets Exquisite engravings after works by the early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico at the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy. With an account of Fra Angelico's life and an historical overview of the convent. The few color plates appear to be handcolored; one in the text section is only partially colored.

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        Châtiments

      . Complete Edition.Bound in full red morocco, back with five nerves decorated with double gilded boxes, wheels on golden headdresses, coaching quintuple nets gilded on the boards, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, frame with golden lace on contreplats, dotted gilded on the cuts, corners lightly bumped, gilded head.Some small minor foxing.Copy pleasantly established. Genève & New-York 1853 7x10,5cm relié

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        ?????? [Kaikoku kankei monjo Documents Relating to the Opening of Japan]....

      3 manuscript volumes neatly written in black and red ink. Original wrappers with later(?) string ties. Wrappers damaged with a little loss in places. Some worming. Still overall very good. 19 x 13.5cm. These three volumes are a collection of manuscripts written in the late Edo period (probably the 1860s). Most of the original documents on which the manuscripts were based were written shortly after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Matthew Perry in July 8 1853 (June 3 in Japanese calendar). These documents written in the face of this national crisis were mostly driven by the patriotic fervour of the authors. They show a variety of thoughts about the threat from the foreign powers. None of these were published at the time and only Watanabe Kazan's Shinki-ron was published in modern times. Many of these manuscripts now are not easily available in libraries.Kazan wrote his treatise, inspired not by the arrival of Perry, but by the Edo government's hostile treatment of the American merchant ship Morrison in 1837.Titles and short synopses of these works follow: Volume 1: Chiyoda mond? [Questions and Answers in Chiyoda] ????? (1853); Momijiyama shinrei-ki?????? [Message from the Holy Spirit in Momijiyama] The author of Chiyoda mond? is unknown. The word "Chiyoda" in Chiyoda mond? is the name of the area where the Edo Castle sat and refers to the god in the T?sh?g? Shrine in Momijiyama [next to the western part of the Edo Castle]. This document is difficult to read, but it appears to explain how a group of mysterious people (or possibly divine spirits?) tell stories related to Japan's national affairs in 1853 discussing the country's national defence against foreigners and the situation regarding Christianity. In Momijiyama shinrei-ki the anonymous author, who was an attendant to the group of the high government officials visiting the T?sh?g? Shrine in Momijiyama, fell asleep and in his dream a Holy Spirit appeared and told him the necessity of enhancing the coastal defence in the face of the American expansion.Volume 2: Daimy? shoka kengi ?????? [Proposals from War Lords and Various People] ? This manuscript is a collection of proposals and opinions expressed by Daimy? [war lords] and the retainers of the Edo government on the subject of Japan's foreign policy after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Perry which requested trade with Japan. The Daimy? discuss how to deal with the crisis in terms of such issues as trade and coastal defence. Some even proposed possible war with the American fleet. The daimyo, some of whom were high-rank officials of the Edo government, included Shimadu Nariakira???? (1809-58), Maeda Nariyasu ???? (1811-84), Matsudaira Shungaku ???? (1928-90 ), Tokugawa Yoshinobu ???? (1837-1913), Ii Naosuke ???? (1815-60), Nabeshima Naomasa ???? (1815-71) and the retainers included Inoue Sabur?emon ??????? (?-?) and Katsu Rinsuke ??? (1823-99). Katsu became a capable mediator when the Edo castle was surrendered peacefully to the new Meiji government in 1868. Volume 3: This third volume is titled: ???? [Kaib? bigen Words on Coastal Defence].?Habu Kumagor? ?????(?-?), Rifujutsui ???? [Widow Does Not Worry the Shortage of Weft] the latter a Chinese expression referring to strong patriotism; Watanabe Kazan ???? (1793-1841), Shinki-ron??? [Essay on Attention to an Opportunity] (1838); Hakura Morochika???? (1790-1862), Gakaisho ??? [Drawing in Ash] and Gasuisho??? [Drawing in Water] (1854); Fujimori K?an ???? (1799-1862), Kaib? biron ?? ??[Treatise on Coastal Defence] (1853)Habu Kumagor? was a Confucian scholar in Wakayama. He proposed the developing the land of Ezo ?? [Hokkaido]. Rifujutsui discusses such topics as the advance of the Russians to Siberia and the necessity of developing Hokkaido as well as the art of war. Watanabe Kazan was a chief retainer of the Tahara Domain (eastern part of present Aichi Prefecture), Confucian scholar, and also famous as a painter. Shinki-ron criticises the xenophobic foreign policy of the Edo government. Hakura Morochika was a Confucian scholar in Osaka. After the arrival of Perry, he discussed the measures against foreign enemies. In Gakaisho, a collection of historical essays, Hakura objected to trade with America in the form of an answer to the sovereign message from America seeking trade with Japan. He also wrote an answer to the sovereign message from Russia, but he was more sympathetic to the Russians because they sought trade through the official channel in Nagasaki, while the American delegate in the military fleet came to Uraga in a threatening manner. In Gasuisho also Hakura mentions the harmful effects of Christianity. Fujimori K?an was a Confucian scholar of the Ono Domain (in present Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture). In his later life he opened a private school in Edo and wrote the comprehensive treatise on Japanese coastal defence, Kaib? biron, after the arrival of Perry. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157339)....

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        Map Of All The Rail Roads In The United States In Operation & Progress.

      New York. H. V. Poor, Editor: "American Rail Road Journal". 1853. Dissected folding map on linen backing, depicting the railroads of the eastern United States and in those states immediately west of the Mississippi River. Folded map is 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches unfolding to 44 x 41 inches (112 x 104 cm). It has been divided into 24 sheets 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). Thin backing material attached to top and bottom panels of folded map, which is housed in a green fabric-covered slipcase. An uncommon map in remarkably good condition, bright and clean. Outline color delineates each state. Inset maps of Florida and Texas. Lithographed by David McLellan, New York City. Small pinholes in map corners; overall very good condition. The 1854 edition of this map is pictured in Modelski's "Railroad Maps of North America" (Library of Congress 1984; p. 42). Interestingly, the 1853 edition of the map renders the term Rail Road as two words.

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        HISTORICAL And STATISTICAL INFORMATION RESPECTING The HISTORY, CONDITION And PROSPECTS Of The INDIAN TRIBES Of The UNITED STATES: Collected and Prepared Under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs per Act of Congress of March 3rd, 1847. Illustrated by S. Eastman, Capt. U.S. Army. [Parts II & III Read]: INFORMATION RESPECTING The HISTORY, CONDITION and PROSPECTS Of The INDIAN TRIBES Of The UNITED STATES. Parts I, II & III.

      1st editions (Howes S 183; see Field 1379, for Part III and for a complete description of the entire series and its worth). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1851 / 1852 / 1853. 3 volumes. Vol I: [6], (i - ii), iii - xviii, 13 - 568, [2 (blank)] pp. Vol II: [4], (i - vi), vii - xxiv, 17 - 608, [2 (blank)] pp. Vol III: [4], (i-iv), v - xviii, 19 - 635, [3 (blank)] pp. Vol I: 76 plates (color & b/w). Vol II: 80 plates (color & b/w). Vol III: 45 plates (color & b/w; though nos. 22-24 stated as being contained in Vol. IV, not included). All plates accounted for. Large 4tos. 13" x 10-3/8" Average wear to bindings. Bookplate to Part I front pastedown, previous owner inscriptions to all volumes' front free endpapers. Very light foxing throughout textblocks. Otherwise, a clean and bright VG set.

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke...

      London: Richard Bentley, 1853. Two volumes, octavo, with eight fine tinted lithograph plates (printed by Day & Son); folding chart in a rear pocket; half calf and marbled boards. A fine set of this splendid book, with eight superb plates lithographed by Hawkins after Oswald Brierley.Henry Keppel had first served in the Malacca Straits in the early 1840s during the campaign against the Borneo pirates. During that time he formed a close friendship with Sir James Brooke, who had been appointed rajah of Sarawak in perpetuity by the sultan of Brunei. In 1847 Keppel returned to the region as captain of the frigate Mæander which was to convey Brooke to Labuan, an island off Borneo. 'At Brooke's suggestion, Labuan was ceded to Great Britain in 1846 by the Sultan of Brunei; it was made a crown colony, and Brooke was named governor. Keppel's book treats of the voyage to Labuan, incidents there, piracy in the South China Sea, and gives a description of Manila' (Hill).On the homeward journey the Mæander called in at Port Essington, Cape York, Sydney, Hobart and Norfolk Island. Keppel's accounts of these ports-of-call are both entertaining and readable. He reports at length on the work of Captain Owen Stanley of the Rattlesnake - who died in Sydney whilst Keppel was on an inland tour with Governor FitzRoy. By coincidence the fine plates which illustrate Keppel's account are by the distinguished marine artist Oswald Brierley, who joined the Mæander after having served as artist on board the Rattlesnake.In an uncharacteristic slip by Ferguson he did not record Keppel's book despite its considerable Australian importance, while Abbey's description of an earlier 1852 edition was in error. In fine condition, very well bound.

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        å˜‰æ°¸å…­å¹´ç•°å›½èˆ¹åˆ°æ¥ä¹‹å§‹æœ« [Kaei rokunen ikokusen tōrai no shimatu]. Circumstances on the Arrival of Foreign Ships in 1853....

      11 manuscript pages on 6 folded leaves, string ties. Leaves creased at two corners, evenly browned with some occasional soiling, neat correction laid down over 4 characters, light vertical crease. 29 x 18.5cm. A good copy of a fascinating contemporary report. This manuscript describes the great commotion among the Japanese populace following the arrival of Commodore Perry's four American ships in June 1853. This contemporary report begins with the arrival of the Black Ships at Uraga and tells of the enusing panic the ships caused amongst the Japanese population as far away as Shinagawa. Mention is made of the concern by the Feudal Lords that this was the beginning of a much larger attack by a foreign power. Details of the ships are given including size, one mentioned at 45 Ken, as well as numbers of masts and cannons etc. Distances in Japanese ri, are given to such places as Ryukyu (Okinawa); Chosen (Korea); the Netherlands, Nanjing, England and America. The final section includes a list of warlords assigned to the vital responsibility of coastal guard duty. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157032)....

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        A Child's History of England. Vol. I 1853; Vols II & III FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853-54 Half titles, frontispieces by F.W. Topham, 1p ads in all vols; old tape repairs to inner hinges vol. I. Original violet-pink cloth, blocked in blind, front boards decorated in gilt; heads & tails of spines sl. rubbed with some sl. loss, boards a little dulled & marked. The Dedication leaf of vol. I is INSCRIBED: 'Emile de la Rue From Charles Dickens Fifth February, 1854'. Signed by Emile de la Rue in pencil on verso of leading f.e.p. Later bookplate of H. Lettenorier. In fold-over box.Smith Part II, 10; variant binding as described by Gimbel in note 3: fine rib-grained violet-pink cloth. On 4th December, 1853, Dickens wrote to Emile de la Rue a long letter: '... I am going to send you, please God, from England, a Bleak House in its real original form. I don't know whether you have read my Child's History - which contains the Truth respecting certain English Kings, whom it has been thought a kind of religious gentility to lie about. I will send that too, though I have my doubts whether it may not have earned the honour of being taboo'd by the Infallible Church'.In a letter to Leigh Hunt dated 31st January, 1855, Dickens mentions being sent prints of incidents in the Piedmontese War of Independence by a 'Genoese Friend' - presumably de la Rue. He and Dickens also joked together, particularly about the 'Visual Ray', a reference to Milton's 'visual ray to objects far' from Paradise Lost

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        Playbill. (Theatrical Fund Dinner.) The nobility, gentry, and public in general, are most respectfully informed that the fourteenth anniversary of the above institution will be celebrated by a public dinner, at the London Tavern, on Monday, March 21, 1853, ... The musical arrangements under the direction of Mr. Alfred Mellon. ... Tickets (including wine) one guinea each.

      K. Brewster (printer). 1853 72 x 29cm. Printed in black on recto only; lightly folded, sl. dusting in margins. Overall v.g.A well-preserved large playbill, advertising the Royal General Theatrical Fund's anniversary dinner. Listed among the vice-presidents are Charles Dickens, The Duke of Devonshire, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd, John Forster, William Macready, and numerous other literary figures.

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        L'Oeuvre de Rembrandt reproduit par la photographie. 2 volumes (of 3).

      Paris: Gide, 1853-57 The first book published with illustrations printed directly from albumen glass plates. 87 (of 100) mounted photographs. Lacks the atlas volume containing the remaining 13 prints. Two very large volumes (of three). The atlas volume containing 13 plates is missing from this set. Worn half-leather and cloth, but the bindings and joints are strong. Both volumes foxed. 42.8 x 30.2 cm (page size). Text volume: The pagination is eccentric?sometimes by page, sometimes by leaf. [iv]24 pp.[237] pp.list of plates and concordance of catalogue numbers [4] pp, The first 24 pp. include a 4-page essay about the publication of this book, an account of Rembrandt, and an inventory of his household effects. The rest is devoted to a list of the plates with a concordance to catalogue numbers from Bartsch and three other sources, plus essays ranging from 1 to 6 pages on each of the prints. Light to heavy foxing throughout; dampstain at upper corner of first portion of book, not affecting text. Plate volume: 87 mounted photographic plates (of 100), printed on extremely thin paper with no varnish or other visible coating. There are no title or text pages. The mounting pages bear the legends "Gide et J. Baudry Editeurs" and "Photog. par Bisson, Fr. - Imp. Lemercier, Paris." The foxing seems somewhat lighter than in the text volume and affects the actual plates less than their mounts. OCLC locates 11 copies worldwide, some of those apparently incomplete. In the US, only the New York Public Library and the Getty show holdings. The book is notable as the first one to be published with plates printed directly from albumen-on-glass negatives. An important book in the history of photography, and a great rarity. These two volumes offered in less-than-ideal condition and priced accordingly. **Free domestic shipping with direct order.

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        Bleak House. Illus. by H.K. Browne. FIRST EDITION, later issue.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853 [c.1863?] Half title, front. & engr. title a little spotted, plates. Orig. green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine faded to brown & with 2 small splits at head.Smith 10: the secondary binding, identical to the primary binding of Dombey and Son

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        Circular -- The Evangelical review

      The Evangelical Review, n.d., Pennsylvania 1853 - Broadside (approx. 25 x 20 cm.); text printed on pale blue stock; previous folds, some foxing, else very good. Published circular addressed "To the Ministers and Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church" regarding the fourth volume of the Review and the editors' hopes to expand circulation. New terms are proposed ($2.50 for a single copy; $5 for two; three or more copies priced at $2 a piece). Signed in print by C[harles] P[hilip] Krauth, Lutheran clergyman and editor of the review from 1850 to 1861; and W. M. Reynolds.The Review ran from 1849 to 1862 when it was recast as the Evangelical Quarterly Review. No copies of this circular located in OCLC as of September, 2014. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ?????? [Kaikoku kankei monjo Documents Relating to the Opening of Japan].

      3 manuscript volumes neatly written in black and red ink. Original wrappers with later(?) string ties. Wrappers damaged with a little loss in places. Some worming. Still overall very good. 19 x 13.5cm. These three volumes are a collection of manuscripts written in the late Edo period (probably the 1860s). Most of the original documents on which the manuscripts were based were written shortly after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Matthew Perry in July 8 1853 (June 3 in Japanese calendar). These documents written in the face of this national crisis were mostly driven by the patriotic fervour of the authors. They show a variety of thoughts about the threat from the foreign powers. None of these were published at the time and only Watanabe Kazan’s Shinki-ron was published in modern times. Many of these manuscripts now are not easily available in libraries. Kazan wrote his treatise, inspired not by the arrival of Perry, but by the Edo government’s hostile treatment of the American merchant ship Morrison in 1837. Titles and short synopses of these works follow: Volume 1: Chiyoda mond? [Questions and Answers in Chiyoda] ????? (1853); Momijiyama shinrei-ki?????? [Message from the Holy Spirit in Momijiyama] The author of Chiyoda mond? is unknown. The word "Chiyoda" in Chiyoda mond? is the name of the area where the Edo Castle sat and refers to the god in the T?sh?g? Shrine in Momijiyama [next to the western part of the Edo Castle]. This document is difficult to read, but it appears to explain how a group of mysterious people (or possibly divine spirits?) tell stories related to Japan's national affairs in 1853 discussing the country's national defence against foreigners and the situation regarding Christianity. In Momijiyama shinrei-ki the anonymous author, who was an attendant to the group of the high government officials visiting the T?sh?g? Shrine in Momijiyama, fell asleep and in his dream a Holy Spirit appeared and told him the necessity of enhancing the coastal defence in the face of the American expansion. Volume 2: Daimy? shoka kengi ?????? [Proposals from War Lords and Various People] ? This manuscript is a collection of proposals and opinions expressed by Daimy? [war lords] and the retainers of the Edo government on the subject of Japan's foreign policy after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Perry which requested trade with Japan. The Daimy? discuss how to deal with the crisis in terms of such issues as trade and coastal defence. Some even proposed possible war with the American fleet. The daimyo, some of whom were high-rank officials of the Edo government, included Shimadu Nariakira???? (1809-58), Maeda Nariyasu ???? (1811-84), Matsudaira Shungaku ???? (1928-90 ), Tokugawa Yoshinobu ???? (1837-1913), Ii Naosuke ???? (1815-60), Nabeshima Naomasa ???? (1815-71) and the retainers included Inoue Sabur?emon ??????? (?-?) and Katsu Rinsuke ??? (1823-99). Katsu became a capable mediator when the Edo castle was surrendered peacefully to the new Meiji government in 1868. Volume 3: This third volume is titled: ???? [Kaib? bigen Words on Coastal Defence].?Habu Kumagor? ?????(?-?), Rifujutsui ???? [Widow Does Not Worry the Shortage of Weft] the latter a Chinese expression referring to strong patriotism; Watanabe Kazan ???? (1793-1841), Shinki-ron??? [Essay on Attention to an Opportunity] (1838); Hakura Morochika???? (1790-1862), Gakaisho ??? [Drawing in Ash] and Gasuisho??? [Drawing in Water] (1854); Fujimori K?an ???? (1799-1862), Kaib? biron ?? ??[Treatise on Coastal Defence] (1853) Habu Kumagor? was a Confucian scholar in Wakayama. He proposed the developing the land of Ezo ?? [Hokkaido]. Rifujutsui discusses such topics as the advance of the Russians to Siberia and the necessity of developing Hokkaido as well as the art of war. Watanabe Kazan was a chief retainer of the Tahara Domain (eastern part of present Aichi Prefecture), Confucian scholar, and also famous as a painter. Shinki-ron criticises the xenophobic foreign policy of the Edo government. Hakura Morochika was a Confucian scholar in Osaka. After the arrival of Perry, he discussed the measures against foreign enemies. In Gakaisho, a collection of historical essays, Hakura objected to trade with America in the form of an answer to the sovereign message from America seeking trade with Japan. He also wrote an answer to the sovereign message from Russia, but he was more sympathetic to the Russians because they sought trade through the official channel in Nagasaki, while the American delegate in the military fleet came to Uraga in a threatening manner. In Gasuisho also Hakura mentions the harmful effects of Christianity. Fujimori K?an was a Confucian scholar of the Ono Domain (in present Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture). In his later life he opened a private school in Edo and wrote the comprehensive treatise on Japanese coastal defence, Kaib? biron, after the arrival of Perry. .

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

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

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        Printed Poster 44.5cm x 28.5cm, advertising a pigeon shooting match October 26th & 27th 1853 at the Bird In Hand and Wheat Sheaf Inn, Lynn, Norfolk for 20 members shooting at 7 birds..... The second day several matches at sparrows and pigeons.

      10cm closed tear neat repair to verso, vg no loss.

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        æµ·é™¸å¾¡å›ºå¾¡å½¹äººé™„. [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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157346)....

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        é–‹å›½é–¢ä¿‚文書 [Kaikoku kankei monjo Documents Relating to the Opening of Japan]....

      3 manuscript volumes neatly written in black and red ink. Original wrappers with later(?) string ties. Wrappers damaged with a little loss in places. Some worming. Still overall very good. 19 x 13.5cm. These three volumes are a collection of manuscripts written in the late Edo period (probably the 1860s). Most of the original documents on which the manuscripts were based were written shortly after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Matthew Perry in July 8 1853 (June 3 in Japanese calendar). These documents written in the face of this national crisis were mostly driven by the patriotic fervour of the authors. They show a variety of thoughts about the threat from the foreign powers. None of these were published at the time and only Watanabe Kazan's Shinki-ron was published in modern times. Many of these manuscripts now are not easily available in libraries.Kazan wrote his treatise, inspired not by the arrival of Perry, but by the Edo government's hostile treatment of the American merchant ship Morrison in 1837.Titles and short synopses of these works follow: Volume 1: Chiyoda mondō [Questions and Answers in Chiyoda] 千代田問答 (1853); Momijiyama shinrei-ki紅葉山神靈記 [Message from the Holy Spirit in Momijiyama] The author of Chiyoda mondō is unknown. The word "Chiyoda" in Chiyoda mondō is the name of the area where the Edo Castle sat and refers to the god in the TōshōgÅ« Shrine in Momijiyama [next to the western part of the Edo Castle]. This document is difficult to read, but it appears to explain how a group of mysterious people (or possibly divine spirits?) tell stories related to Japan's national affairs in 1853 discussing the country's national defence against foreigners and the situation regarding Christianity. In Momijiyama shinrei-ki the anonymous author, who was an attendant to the group of the high government officials visiting the TōshōgÅ« Shrine in Momijiyama, fell asleep and in his dream a Holy Spirit appeared and told him the necessity of enhancing the coastal defence in the face of the American expansion.Volume 2: Daimyō shoka kengi 大名諸家建議 [Proposals from War Lords and Various People]   This manuscript is a collection of proposals and opinions expressed by Daimyō [war lords] and the retainers of the Edo government on the subject of Japan's foreign policy after the arrival of the American delegation led by Commodore Perry which requested trade with Japan. The Daimyō discuss how to deal with the crisis in terms of such issues as trade and coastal defence. Some even proposed possible war with the American fleet. The daimyo, some of whom were high-rank officials of the Edo government, included Shimadu Nariakira島津斉彬 (1809-58), Maeda Nariyasu 前田斉泰 (1811-84), Matsudaira Shungaku 松平春嶽 (1928-90 ), Tokugawa Yoshinobu 徳川慶喜 (1837-1913), Ii Naosuke 井伊直弼 (1815-60), Nabeshima Naomasa 鍋島直正 (1815-71) and the retainers included Inoue Saburōemon 井上三郎右衛門 (?-?) and Katsu Rinsuke 勝麟助 (1823-99). Katsu became a capable mediator when the Edo castle was surrendered peacefully to the new Meiji government in 1868. Volume 3: This third volume is titled: 海防備言 [Kaibō bigen Words on Coastal Defence]. Habu Kumagorō 土生熊五郎(?-?), Rifujutsui 嫠不恤緯 [Widow Does Not Worry the Shortage of Weft] the latter a Chinese expression referring to strong patriotism; Watanabe Kazan 渡辺崋山 (1793-1841), Shinki-ron愼機論 [Essay on Attention to an Opportunity] (1838); Hakura Morochika羽倉用九 (1790-1862), Gakaisho 畫灰書 [Drawing in Ash] and Gasuisho畫水書 [Drawing in Water] (1854); Fujimori Kōan 藤森弘庵 (1799-1862), Kaibō biron 海防 備論[Treatise on Coastal Defence] (1853)Habu Kumagorō was a Confucian scholar in Wakayama. He proposed the developing the land of Ezo 蝦夷 [Hokkaido]. Rifujutsui discusses such topics as the advance of the Russians to Siberia and the necessity of developing Hokkaido as well as the art of war. Watanabe Kazan was a chief retainer of the Tahara Domain (eastern part of present Aichi Prefecture), Confucian scholar, and also famous as a painter. Shinki-ron criticises the xenophobic foreign policy of the Edo government. Hakura Morochika was a Confucian scholar in Osaka. After the arrival of Perry, he discussed the measures against foreign enemies. In Gakaisho, a collection of historical essays, Hakura objected to trade with America in the form of an answer to the sovereign message from America seeking trade with Japan. He also wrote an answer to the sovereign message from Russia, but he was more sympathetic to the Russians because they sought trade through the official channel in Nagasaki, while the American delegate in the military fleet came to Uraga in a threatening manner. In Gasuisho also Hakura mentions the harmful effects of Christianity. Fujimori Kōan was a Confucian scholar of the Ono Domain (in present Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture). In his later life he opened a private school in Edo and wrote the comprehensive treatise on Japanese coastal defence, Kaibō biron, after the arrival of Perry. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157339)....

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        Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Leben und Werke in der Periode vollendeter Reise

      Dyk 1853 / 54, Leipzig - 2 Bde., VIII, 329,372, 64 S., a. d. R. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - sein Leben, seine Werke. Zweiter Band. Biographie Deutsche Autoren Ppe. d. Z m. mont. Rü.-Tit. Einb. ber. u. best., sonst gut

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Mit historisch-topographischem Text. . 2 Bde. Darmstadt, Lange, 1853-55. 488 S.; 346 S. Mit 2 gestoch. Titeln und zus. 244 Stahlstichtafeln von J. Kolb, J. Poppel u.a. Gr.-8°. Hldr.-Bde. mit goldgepr. RTitel und RVerg. (leicht bestoßen).

      1853 - Band 1: Von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz. Band 2: Von Mainz bis Köln.- Im ersten Band typographischer Titel mit 1855, im gestochenen Titel mit 1854 datiert, in Band zwei typographischer Titel mit 1853, gestochener Titel mit 1854 datiert.- Die Ansichten aus Andernach, Bacharach, Basel, Bonn, Chur, Colmar, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Mühlhausen, Schaffhausen, Weissenburg, Worms u.v.a.- Handschriftlicher Namenszug auf typographischen Titeln, 2 Tafeln und 2 Lagen lose, durchgehend etwas stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für die Staatsarzneikunde, mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der Strafrechtspflege in Deutschland und Oesterreich. Band 1 - 21.

      Erlangen: Enke; ff 1853 - Ppd. d. Zt. mit Goldschmuck und mont. Rückenschildchen. Ausgesch. Bibliotheksex. mit Rückensignatur und Stempeln. Kapitale etw. bestossen. Guter Gesamtzustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hamecher]
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        Episode de l'histoire de Russie. Les faux Démétrius

      first edition. Signed autograph of Prosper Mérimée: "Amicissimo F. Michel PM." Small angular restorations on the back, a clear spot on the first board, copy virtually free of freckles. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1853 11,5x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Works. 14 Bände.

      London James Hogg & Sons -1860 1853 - Ca. 290 bis 400 S. je Band. Mit lithographischer Tafel in Band III und gestochenem Porträt in Band XIV. 8° (18,5 x 13 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern sowie goldgeprägten Supralibros auf allen Deckeln. Erste rechtmäßige Gesamtausgabe, komplett in 14 Bänden, vom Autor selbst herausgegeben und teils überarbeitet und erweitert. Eine nicht autorisierte Werkausgabe erschien parallel in Boston bei Ticknor and Fields. - Alle Bände mit Reihentitel "De Quincey's works", erschien auch mit Reihentitel "Selections grave and gay, from writings published and unpublished", nur Band X (Classic records) hier mit einem weiteren Bandtitel mit Untertitel "stereotype edition" und Edinburgh als zweitem Verlagsort. - Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) ist am bekanntesten für seine "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (hier Band V). - Teils papierbedingt gering gebräunt, vereinzelt wenig fleckig, das Porträt mit Wasserrand in der unteren Ecke, die Vorsätze mit Leimschatten in den Ecken. Die Einbände etwas berieben und gering bestoßen, die Gelenke teils etwas brüchig oder eingerissen, aber noch alle Deckel fest verbunden. Gute, dekorative Reihe. - Aus der schottischen "Signet Library", alle Deckel mit den entsprechenden Supralibros, die vorderern Innendeckel jeweils mit Signaturetikett. *Lowndes 2026. Gewicht (Gramm): 7000 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel (VDA/ILAB)]
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        ATLANTEN. - Berlin, Julius. Elementar-Atlas der neuesten Erdkunde in 19 illuminirten Karten nebst dem Lehrbuche der Geographie für Volksschulen.

      Wolfenbüttel, Holle 1853 - 3. verbesserte Aufl. 20,5 x 26,5 cm. 59 Spalten, 1 Bl. Mit 19 grenzkol. lithogr. Karten (auf 18 Tafeln). HLdr. d. Zt. Espenhorst, PP, 63.5 (Karte Nr. 18 vgl. Abb S. 1249, Illustration Nr. 63.6): "very few copies have been preserves". - Die dekorativen, kleinen Landkarten (bis auf die Deutschlandkarte) umgeben von kleinen Teilansichten und Randverzierungen. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, der Rücken brüchig, im Gelenk unten ein kleiner Einriss. Ohne die fliegenden Vorsätze vorne und hinten, leicht gebräunt und fingerfleckig. Der Titel im weißen Bereich mit kleinen Löchlein, die Innendeckel mit hs. Notizen. - Besonders durch seine hübschen Karten ein reizvoller und auch seltener Atlas! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology and Natural History of the Amazon Valley

      Reeve and Co, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. an ex-library book bound in quarter leather with 5 raised bands to the spine and gold gilt. there are library markings and scars including one 'withdrawn' stamp. the preliminary and last pages are heavily foxed. less so in the body of the book. the book is complete with coloured frontis, map and fold out chart and numerous black and white illustrations. 541 pages. there are age related marks but the overall condition is good. the binding is strong

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        The Pantropheon. Or, history of food and its preparation, from the earliest stages of the world.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1853 - Octavo. Contemporary tan half calf, spine gilt in compartments separated by flat bands with double fillet borders either side enclosing handsome arabesques, titles gilt to second on green morocco ground, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title page. Sides slightly rubbed, internally crisp and fresh, the plates in superb condition; an excellent copy. Title page in black and gold, steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and 41 similar plates after Volant of which 2 double-page. First edition of this work celebrating the "gastronomic marvels of antiquity". French-born Soyer is remembered as the first ever celebrity chef. He travelled to England as a young man and found fame as head chef at the newly-established Reform Club in London. He wrote several books, was instrumental in the introduction of gas-cooking and was even sent to Ireland to build kitchens to alleviate the famine; he was also greatly admired by figures such as Thackeray, who used him as the model for Mirabolant in Pendennis. It is now known, however, that Pantropheon was not written by Soyer at all but is in fact the work of one Adolphe Duhart-Fauvet, "who sold it to Soyer to translate and complete. This he did, but published it under his own name without acknowledgement to the original author. Soyer was a generous man, but craved publicity and, at that time, money, so it seems likely that, as with the Magic Stove, he considered the additions he made justified him in claiming the work as his own" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology and Natural History of the Amazon Valley

      Reeve and Co. 1853 - an ex-library book bound in quarter leather with 5 raised bands to the spine and gold gilt. there are library markings and scars including one 'withdrawn' stamp. the preliminary and last pages are heavily foxed. less so in the body of the book. the book is complete with coloured frontis, map and fold out chart and numerous black and white illustrations. 541 pages. there are age related marks but the overall condition is good. the binding is strong [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heir of Redclyffe (2 Vols); Heartease (2 Vols); Dynevor Terrace (2 Vols)

      London: John W. Parker & Son. Very Good. First Edition. Full Leather. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall The Heir of Redclyffe: Vols 1 & 2; 1853; 1st Edition. Heartsease: Vols 1 & 2; 1855 (1st Parker 1854). Dynevor Terrace: Vols 1 & 2; 1857; 1st Edition. All three titles issued anonymously as "By the Author of..." Half titles bound in; no ads. Lovely uniform Victorian binding of dark green morocco with gilt to spines, boards, dentelles and page edges. Marbled endpapers; silken bookmarkers. Bound by (John & James) Leighton of Brewer Street. From the library of Baronet Heathcote of Hursley with his bookplate to front pastedown. Light wear and marking to leather; internally clean and tight, without inscriptions other than initials in pencil to front blanks. A handsome set of first and early editions of Charlotte Yonge's works. Scarce thus. .

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        Annuaire de la boulangerie de Paris, pour l'exercice de l'an 1854, comprenant les arrêtés et décrets, ordonnances, décisions, délibérations et instructions concernant le commerce de la boulangerie de Paris

      498pp. Paris, Imprimerie de bureau et Cie, 1853, in-12, 498pp, maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, décor à la plaque sur les plats, tranches dorées (Rel. de l'ép.), Actes du gouvernement. Arrêtés, ordonnances et décisions de la préfecture de police. Délibérations et instructions des syndics à la boulangerie de Paris. Au nom de Dugelay syndic sur le 1° plat. Ex-libris A. de Foville. Coins us. mais néanmoins bel exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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