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

      A Paris, Chez Dauvin Et Fontaine, Libraires-

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Finely penned document signed as King of Sardinia, in Italian with translation, (1820-1878, first King of Italy) & Camillo CAVOUR (1810-1861, Prime Minister of Piedmont, President of the Council of Ministers and the architect of Italian unity)

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

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

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

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        Colton's Map of the United States of America.

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

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

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

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        Map of Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Modern Medicine : and Bacterial World

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

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        Lake Windermere, Regatta." //

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

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        The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago.

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

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        Bleak House.

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

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        Voyage Autour du Monde san la lettre a par Jacques Arago

      

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        Life in Abyssinia

      

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

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Alexandre Houssiaux 1853, 13x21,5cm, 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés. - La prima impressione delle opere in Houssiaux che hanno acquistato il fondo della biblioteca Furne, in cui le opere sono stati originariamente pubblicati, ha completato i tre nuovi volumi (teatro, racconti comici ...) che appaiono per la prima volta nelle opere. L'edizione sarà ristampata nel 1855. Come sempre con queste edizioni di opere complete, il nostro conta, si è tentati di dire "naturalmente" alcune caratteristiche degne di nota. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première impression des oeuvres chez Houssiaux qui avait racheté le fond de la librairie Furne, chez lequel les oeuvres étaient primitivement publiées, il les compléta par trois nouveaux volumes (Theâtre, Contes drolatiques...) qui paraissent pour la première fois dans les oeuvres en 1855 et non en 1853. L'édition sera réimprimée en 1855. Reliure en demi chagrin vert strictement d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de 3 fleurons à froid dans des caissons dorés, filets gras et maigres, à froid et dorés. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Quelques coiffes frottés, avec parfois de minuscules manques de cuir, mais très bel ensemble, dans un bonne reliure d'époque (ce qui est déjà rare) et qui plus est d'une fort belle fraîcheur (quelques très rares petites rousseurs éparses) d'un papier bien blanc (les gravures, imprimé sur un autre papier (fort) sont souvent plus jaunes. Le tome XII a été relié en chagrin marron et non vert, bien que dans un même cuir et utilisant les mêmes papiers, en outre les fers à froid sont très sensiblement différents. Ouvrage illustré de 137 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Comme toujours avec ces éditions des oeuvres complètes, la nôtre présente, on serait tenté de dire "naturellement" quelques particularités notables. Tome I : 6 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 7 figures Tome III : 7 figures. Tome IV : 6 figures. 1855 Tome V : 7 figures Tome VI : 8 figures Tome VII : 8 figures Tome VIII : 4 figures Tome IX : 6 figures. Tome X : 8 figures Tome XI : 8 figures Tome XII : 6 figures. 1855. Couvertures présentes. Chagrin marron (proche de la teinte verte mais plus foncée), mais même reliure et même relieur. Tome XIII : Les 6 figures livrées à la fin du tome XX sont bien présentes, elles ne parurent qu'en 1855. Tome XIV : 10 figures Tome XV : 6 figures Tome XVI : 5 figures Tome XVII : 5 figures. 1852. Furne. Tome XVIII : 16 figures. 1855 Tome XIX : 4 figures. 1855 Tome XX : 4 figures. 1855. Frontispice général in fine avant la préface de George Sand (manque la plupart du temps) : oeuvres complète. La comédie humaine. Bel exemplaire dans une bonne reliure d'époque.  

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        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. 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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