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        Bleak House [Original Cloth]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. 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. 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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        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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        LOT DE 2 VOLUMES : TABLEAU DE PARIS : TOME 1+ 2 / e long de la Seine - les églises de Paris - les enfants trouvés - la banque de France, la Caisse d'épargne, la Bourse - les magasins - les théatres - la mode.

      PAULIN ET LE CHEVALIER 1853 - RO30141704: IV + 388 (tome 1) + 396 pages augmentées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - texte sur 3 colonnes - coins et tranches émoussés - plats du tome 2 désolidarisés - renfort adhésif sur la coiffe en pied du tome 1 - 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES gravures d'après les dessins de Phar. Blanchard, Cham, Champin, Eug. Forest, Français, Gavarni, Pauquet, Valentin, etc / Sommaire : le long de la Seine - les églises de Paris - les enfants trouvés - la banque de France, la Caisse d'épargne, la Bourse - les magasins - les théatres - la mode. In-Folio Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.4434-Régionalisme : Ile-de-France [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT OF AN EXPEDITION DOWN THE ZUNI AND COLORADO RIVERS

      Washington, 1853. 198pp. plus large folding map (detached) and seventy- eight plates (one folding, some tinted). Original blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Light scattered foxing, else very good. Sitgreaves and his party traversed the country from northern New Mexico to San Diego in the summer and fall of 1851, crossing northern Arizona and descending the Colorado to Yuma before crossing the desert. This report is notable for its many lithographed plates of scenes along the route, as well as flora and fauna. The natural history specimens are described by John Torrey. Wheat calls the map "a monumental achievement...generally correct and exceedingly well done." HOWES S521. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 763. FIELD 1414. WAGNER-CAMP 230:1. MEISEL III, p.134. SABIN 81472. GRAFF 3809. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE VI, p.403.

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        Système pénitentiaire. Le bagne, la prison cellulaire, la déportation. Compris dans le récit d'un voyage en Bretagne, avec un précis historique de cette province

      [4]-XV-543 pages, 10 planches Au Mans et à Paris, Chez Monnoyer et chez Plon, 1853, in-4, [4]-XV-543 pages, 10 planches en lithographie, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, couvertures imprimées conservées, Édition originale rare de cet ouvrage du docteur Almire Lepelletier (1790-1880), paru avant le célèbre Système pénitentiaire complet (1857). Il a été publié sous deux titres différents : sous celui-ci et sous Voyage en Bretagne, illustré de vues prises sur les lieux : avec (...) une histoire générale des bagnes et l'iconographie des principaux types de forçats étudiés à la chiourme de Brest. L'auteur offre ici, outre quelques considérations sur la Bretagne, un historique très complet sur l'histoire de bagnes, des réflexions sur le bagne idéal, ainsi que la description étonnante de 4 types de forçats, accompagnée de 4 portraits-types : La première catégorie "referme ces natures fortes, puissantes et riches, auxquelles une bonne direction seule a manqué pour effectuer des actions utiles, grandes, admirables" ; ce sont des hommes "à la physionomie martiale, au regard fier et dédaigneux", pour lesquels l'auteur éprouve des "regrets profonds, en voyant la nature humaine abandonnée" ; leur archétype est Pierre Cognard, le prétendu Pontis, comte de Sainte-Hélène. Le deuxième type correspond à des "natures souples, chatoyantes, suivant presque toujours, sans résistance et sans opposition, les impulsions qui leur sont imprimées vers le mal comme vers le bien". Ils rappellent "tantôt l'aspect de la fouine, du renard, tantôt celui du chat domestique" ; ce sont les incendiaires, les escrocs, les voleurs ; ce serait le type criminel d'Anthelme Collet. Le troisième type "nous offre ces natures profondément perverses qui semblent engendrées par l'enfer lui-même", commet des crimes "plutôt par goût (...) que par nécessité". Le quatrième type, enfin, "appartient aux natures grossières et stupides qui commettent le crime presque sans discernement et conscience, comme la hyène et le chacal se livrent à leurs instincts meurtriers par l'amour du sang et du carnage". Almire Lepelletier (1790-1880), membre de l'Académie de médecine, partageait, avec d'autres confrères du monde des sciences et des lettres du milieu du XIXe siècle, la foi scientiste qui consistait à distinguer des "types humains" dans une même société d'individus, théorie à laquelle il consacrera un Traité de physiognomonie en 1864. Dans le Système pénitentiaire complet, il donne en tout huit "types pénitentiaires". Réformateurs, néanmoins, il s'éleva contre les mutilations légales. Bon exemplaire, en dépit de petites rousseurs au titre et d'une fine galerie intérieure, avec très légère atteinte au texte.

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        Nouvelle fonction du foie, considerée comme organe producteur de mati?re sucrée chez l’homme et les animaux

      Paris: Bailli?re, 1853. Bernard, Claude (1813-78). Nouvelle fonction du foie, considerée comme organe producteur de mati?re sucrée chez l’homme et les animaux. 92, [2]pp. Wood-engraved text illustration. Paris: J.-B. Bailli?re [etc.], 1853. 277 x 223 mm. Original gray-green printed wrappers, spine a little worn; boxed. Light foxing but a fine and totally unrestored copy in its original condition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bernard to François-Auguste Mignet (1796-1884) on the front wrapper: “Monsieur Mignet de l’Académie Française de l’Académie des Sciences morales et politiques &c. &c. homage de l’auteur Cl. Bernard.” First Monograph Edition of Bernard’s thesis for the doctorate in science, a “remarkable exposition of the glycogenic function of the liver” (Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 11a, citing this edition). The monograph edition was probably published simultaneously with a very few copies of a thesis edition produced to meet the legal requirements of the degree. Both versions are rare; presentation copies even more so. Bernard’s contributions are so important and so numerous that it is difficult to select one work to represent them. His major physiological discoveries included the role of the pancreas in digestion, the glycogenic function of the liver, the vasomotor innovation, and the effects of curare on neuromuscular transmission. He also introduced seminal theoretical concepts such as that of internal secretion . . . . Bernard began investigating the glycogenic function of the liver in the 1840s, publishing his first communication on the subject in 1848. In order to determine whether glycemia (sugar in the blood) is a normal or abnormal physiological phenomenon, Bernard conducted a series of experiments in which series of animals were fed either starchy or meat diets, or in some cases not fed at all for several days. He found sugar in blood samples taken from all of these groups, from which he concluded that glycemia results from a normal and constant metabolic process independent of food intake and that blood sugar must be produced by a source within the animal body” (Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67A, citing both the thesis edition and the monograph edition). Bernard elegantly inscribed this copy of his thesis to François-Auguste Mignet, a noted French liberal journalist, playwright and historian. As Bernard’s beautifully penned inscription states, Mignet was a member of both the Académie Française, France’s most august and exclusive learned society, and the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, another of the five academies of the Institut de France. The Académie Française consists of forty members, known as immortels (immortals). New members are elected by the members of the Académie itself. Académicians hold office for life. As a member of both societies, Mignet represented the pinnacle of the French establishment in the arts, letters, and science. Bernard, who had initially aspired to a literary career, and retained a strong literary bent in his writings, was eventually appointed to the Académie Française, taking his seat along with other luminaries, including Mignet, in 1868. This is an extremely rare honor for a physician, and perhaps the highest academic honor that France offers. Norman 200. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67A. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 11A.

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        Geognostische Beschreibung der Eifel. Mit einer Karte und einer Profil-Tafel, nebst neun Tafeln mit Abbildungen von Versteinerungen.

      Trier, Lintz 1853 - 29 x 23 cm. [3] Bl., 143, [1] S. , X Tafeln, 1 lithographierte Faltkarte. Original-Halbleinen mit Rückenschild. Einband stärker berieben und bestossen, Rückenschild nur fragmentarisch erhalten. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Eckabschnitt. Stockfleckig. Mit einer alten handschriftlichen Nr. auf dem Titelblatt. Poggendorff II, 998f. Eines der geologischen Hauptwerke des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der am Trierer Gymnasium Naturwissenschaften lehrte und unter anderem auch Lehrer von Karl Marx war. In zahlreichen Wanderungen und Studienreisen untersuchte er die Geologie und Mineralogie des mittelrheinischen Raumes, besonders des Trier-Luxemburger Gebietes und den Vulkanismus der Eifel. Seine Forschungen und Publikationen waren in der Frühzeit dieser Wissenschaftsbereiche grundlegend und wegweisend (Guido Groß in: Trierer Biographisches Lexikon, hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier, WVT 2000, S. 450). Die große geologische Karte (ca. 44 x 40 cm) im Verlag der Lintz'schen Buchhandlung hat eine dreizehnzeilige Legende, ist farbig lithographiert und wurde bei "Bauerkeller's Präganstalt, Jonghaus & Venator" in Darmstadt gedruckt. Sie zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Stollberg, Bonn, Koblenz, Trier und Dasburg. Die Tafeln wurden bei Henry & Cohen in Bonn lithographiert. Unaufgeschnitten. Selten.

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        Episode de l'histoire de Russie. Les faux Démétrius

      1853. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1853, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1853, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale. autografo firmato di Prosper Mérimée: "amicissimo F. Michel PM." Piccoli restauri angolari sulla schiena, una macchia chiara sul primo piatto, copia praticamente privo di lentiggini. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Envoi autographe signé de Prosper Mérimée : "Amicissimo F. Michel. P.M." Petites restaurations angulaires sur le dos, une claire tache sur le premier plat, exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur.

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        Panorama of the city of Saint Petersburg].

      Lemercier Paris 1853 - Lithographed panorama in three sections (out of five) joint together, coloured by hand and enhanced with gum-arabic; very small chip to upper margin not affecting image. Overall dimensions: 43 x 145 cm. Impressive panorama of the Dostoevsky's Saint-Petersburg recorded from the tower bell of the Peter and Paul Fortress. This stunning view of the left bank of the Neva river was created by Giuseppe-Raimondo Bernardazzi (1816 - 1891), a Swiss born architect, who worked in the Russian Imperial capital in the years 1837 – 1858. In summer of 1851 Bernardazzi spent two weeks at the top of the Peter and Paul Fortress sketching the opposite bank of the river, along with the Vyborg Side, and Vasilievsky and Zayachy Islands. In order to achieve maximum accuracy, he additionally sketched facades of individual buildings en plein air before transferring these details into his final drawing. The panorama in five sheets was completed in the artist's studio with the use of ink, pen and watercolour. At the end of the year it was presented to Nicholas I by the Minister of the Imperial Court Prince Wolkonsky on behalf of the artist. Impressed by the work, the tsar ordered the panorama to be lithographed. Thus, through a Russian ambassador in Paris the original was passed to the artist Bachelier, who translated the drawing into stone. Only approximately 100 copies of the panorama were printed by one of the best lithography studios in Paris. Very rare. We could not trace any examples sold in auctions in the past 50 years. Russkiy muzey. Sankt-Peterburg: portret goroda i gorozhan (Skt. Peterburg, 2003), pp. 54-55; Obolianinov 1997.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (211 x 130 mm). Recent green half morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Etched frontispiece, vignette title page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), without the half-title. Spine cocked, some light foxing, oxidisation to plates as often, a good copy. First edition. 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' (...) These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized with the gloomy, foggy world of Bleak House and Little Dorrit" (Robert Patten in The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 59).

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        The World, on Mercators Projection.

      London: James Wyld 1853 - Original hand-coloured engraved map (63 x 92 cm. overall sheet size 68 x 97) Original outline colour. Two main vertical fold marks, bottom 15 cm. section on a separate conjoined sheet. Some minor light spotting towards lower portions, generally very good.

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        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 3d, 1847 (Complete in Five Volumes as Issued)

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company / J. B. Lippincott & Company, Philadelphia - Early small quarto set with Parts I, II, & III being published by Lippincott, Grambo & Company in 1853, and Parts IV & V published by J. B. Lippincott & Company in 1856. Of this edition, there were only five volumes published. Part I contains 568 pages, plus 76 plates; Part II contains 608 pages, plus 80 plates; Part II contains 635 pages, plus 45 plates; Part IV contains 668 pages, plus 42 plates; 712 pages, plus 36 plates. LACKING plate 6, "Sacrifice of a Female Captive by the Pawnees in 1838" and plate 29, "Map of the Creek Country in 1790," of Part V. Both plates, called for in the index, do not appear to have ever been bound in to this volume. Each volume has been collated, and is otherwise complete. Laid in at the front of Part I is a clipped inscription reading "Chas. Stokes, Esq, / With respect of / H R Schoolcraft." A letter from M. W. Stirling, Director of the BAE is tipped to the rear end leaf of Part I, addressing an eventual index to the Schoolcraft set. Publishers uniform half leather with marbled paper over boards, and marbled end leaves. Lightly raised spine band and gilt spine lettering. Half title page of Part I shows two different inked ownership names/dates that have bled through and slightly affect the upper portion of the first title page. Ink stamped name/address on end leaves of all volumes. Other penciled bookseller notations on blank front free end leaf of Part I. There is just a little scattered penciled marginalia and underlining. Age toning affecting some leaves and plates, and occasional light foxing, etc. All five parts remain tight, and are generally very clean. This is a nice and complete set of the "economy" edition which measures approx. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Due to size and weight, additional fees may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Size: 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle. Botanique.

      1853 - Superbe herbier manuscrit illustré de 15 magnifiques aquarelles aux tons vifs et chatoyants d'une grande finesse d'exécution. S.l.n.d. [France, première moitié du XIXe siècle].Manuscrit in-folio comprenant 1 titre aquarellé, 15 ff. manuscrits et 15 planches aquarellées de fleurs à pleine page protégées par des serpentes, l'ensemble monté sur onglets. Demi-chagrin vert, plats de percaline verte, double filet doré et arabesques à froid encadrant les plats, grandes initiales « M. C. » frappées or au centre du plat supérieur et marque de la Maison des oiseaux frappée or au centre du plat inférieur, dos lisse, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque. 377 x 283 mm. / Superb handwritten herbarium illustrated with 15 magnificent watercolors with lively and shimmering colors, extremely finely executed. N.p.n.d. [France, first half of the 19th century].Folio manuscript [377 x 283 mm] including 1 watercolored title, 15 handwritten ll. and 15 full-page watercolored plates of flowers protected with silky-paper, the whole mounted on guards. Green half-shagreen, green buckram covers, double gilt fillet and blind-stamped arabesques on the covers, large gilt initials ?M.C.? on the center of the upper cover and mark of the Birds' House gilt stamped on the center of the lower cover, flat spine, gilt edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition, bound from the original parts, half-title present; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." In addition the page number of 213 lacks the final digit (not called for). Illustrations by H.K. Browne. In contemporary half brown calf over marbled sides and endpapers, with title label and gilt rule to spine.Binding is rubbed but robust, inner paper joints neatly repaired plates browned to edges (as usual). A very good copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913). Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34. Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966).

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        BAD KELLBERG. "Bad Kellberg, gegen Nord". Gesamtansicht mit dem ehemaligen Badehaus.

      - Gouache nach "der Natur gezeichnet am 12t. Septbr: 1853, von Aug. Fl. Auer", 15 x 25,5 cm. Die hübsche Ansicht alt auf braunes Trägerpapier mit Titelei und getuschten Linien montiert. In der alten Originalrahmung.

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        Sailing Directions for The West Coast of North America

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

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        Catecismo de Perseverancia o exposición histórica, dogmatica, moral, liturgia, apologética, filosófica y social de la religión desde el origen del mundo hasta nuestros días. Tomo Primero.

      - Gaume, J. (Abate. Vicario general de la Diócesis de Nevers, caballero de la órden de San Silvestre, miembro de la Academia de la religión católica de Roma, etc, etc). Catecismo de Perseverancia o exposición histórica, dogmatica, moral, liturgia, apologética, filosófica y social de la religión desde el origen del mundo hasta nuestros días. Tomo Primero. México, Imprenta Juan Navarro, 1853. Características: Buen estado general. Pasta dura en tela editorial con lomo en piel. Letras doradas sobre lomo. Tapa superior ligeramente decolorada en la parte superior cercana al lomo. Tapa inferior levemente decolorada en las orillas y en la parte cercana al lomo. Lomo con cuatro nervios ligeramente sucio debido al paso del tiempo. Guardas limpias. Cantos limpios con dibujos. Algunas de las páginas están ligeramente manchadas en la parte cercana al encuadernado, debido a afectos de la humedad, sin afectar el texto. 688 p. + índice. (27 x 18 cm) Peso: 1.200 g. Catecismo de Perseverancia o exposición histórica, dogmatica, moral, liturgia, apologética, filosófica y social de la religión desde el origen del mundo hasta nuestros días. Tomo Segundo. México, Imprenta Juan Navarro, 1854. Características: Buen estado general. Pasta dura en tela editorial con lomo en piel. Letras doradas sobre lomo. Tapa superior ligeramente decolorada en la parte superior cercana al lomo. Tapa inferior levemente decolorada en las orillas y en la parte cercana al lomo. Lomo con cuatro nervios en buen estado con una leve raspadura en la parte superior, levemente lastimado en la parte inferior. Guardas limpias. Cantos limpios con dibujos. Algunas de las páginas están ligeramente manchadas en la parte cercana al encuadernado, debido a afectos de la humedad, sin afectar el texto. 662 p. + índice. (27 x 18 cm) Peso: 1.200 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. First Edition, bound from the original parts, half-title present; octavo, pp. 624. Has all three typographical errors present in the first issue: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." In addition the page number of 213 lacks the final digit (not called for). Illustrations by H.K. Browne. In contemporary half brown calf over marbled sides and endpapers, with title label and gilt rule to spine. Binding is rubbed but robust, inner paper joints neatly repaired plates browned to edges (as usual). A very good copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is just this title that can be firmly placed in the murder mystery category. 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his highly-rated final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved.... Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy; Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel.

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        Die Haus-Bibel oder die ganze heilige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Übersetzung Martin Luther´s. Eine Prachtausgabe mit vierzig Stahlstichen und einer Karte von Palästina.

      Hildburghausen und New-York, Verlag vom Bibliographischen Institut, 1853. 4°. Mit 40 ganzseitigen Stahlstichen und 1 gefalt. lithogr. Karte. 6 Bl., 926 S. 4 Bl., 259 S., 3 Bl., Ganzlderband mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückenverzierung. Einband berieben, Rücken angeplatzt. Widmung auf dem Vorsatz. Dieser etwas (tinten-)fleckig. Seiten- und Tafelränder stockfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hausbibel, Lutherbibel, Protestantismus, L.

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        Handledning uti körkonsten.

      Praktisk handbok för kuskar och stalldrängar, utgifwen. Sthlm, C. M. Thimgren, 1853. 12:o. 48 s. Häftad i mönstrat omslag från 1900-talets första hälft. Det tryckta gröna omslaget medhäftat och lite lagat och naggat. Sidorna 28-29 ouppskurna. Utgiven på Adolf Bonniers förlag. Författaren var enligt titelbladet "f.d. fodermarsk wid h.m. konungens hofstall".

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        [Library Edition of the British Poets.]

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

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        UNCLE SAM'S EMANCIPATION Earthly Care, a Heavenly Discipline; and Other Tales and Sketches

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Half Leather. Very Good+. 12mo. Frontispiece, engraved title and regular title page, 160pp. (without ads) Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, red leather label gilt. Neat owner inscription ffep. Mild cover edge wear. Quite rare on the market; auction records show just one copy in 30 years.

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        Route Near the 35th Parallel. Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War.

      U.S. Government. Washington, D.C. Map date 1853-54. [ 1859]. - Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Three inch tear into image at left, 2 inch tear along neatline at left edge, short splits at 3 fold intersections, light toning along several folds, top left panel (exposed when folded) is toned with some small paper loss (in blank areas of the sheet). Overall a very good copy of this impressive large map. A large, finely detailed map, covering a broad sweep of the proposed southern rail road route, from Albuquerque in the east to Los Angeles and San Diego in the west. The proposed railroad line is shown with a black line; the wagon road with a dotted line. Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys (Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean). Scale 1:950,400, or 15 miles to 1 inch. Inset map at upper left: Sketch of Aztec Pass. Drawn by C. Mahon. From a sketch by A. H. Campbell, Civil Engineer. Inset map at upper right: Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring. Drawn by C. Mahon.

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        Petit Courrier des Dames. Tome LXII, Juillet-Decembre 1853 u. Tome LXIII, Janvier-Juin 1854

      Paris 1853-1854 Bände LXII und LXIII, insgesamt 51 Nummern dieser Wochenschrift zusammengebunden (vom 2. 7. 1853 bis 24. 6. 1854); LWd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, 62 unpaginierte kolorierte Modenbilder (davon 12 planches de lingerie bzw. planches de coiffures), 4°; Nr. vom 6. 5. 1854 fehlt, Modebild zur Nr. vom 22. 4. 1854 fehlt, Deckel leicht abgeschürft, Signaturschildchen auf dem Rücken, vorderer Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel und Spuren von Signaturen, untere Ecke der Titelseite zur ersten Nummer ausgeschnitten, Seiten der Nr. von 12. 11. 1853 teilweise gelöst, Teil des Modebildes zur Nr. vom 22. 10. 1853 ausgeschnitten (Kopf eines Mädchens), einige Seiten altersbedingt stockfleckig, sonst altersgemäß gut erhalten.Mode, Garderobe, Kleider, Kultur, Literatur, Theater, Zeitschriften, Frauenzeitschriften

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        White Jacket, or the World in a Man-Of-War, (Two Volumes in One)

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good-; Original blind embossed red cloth with bright gilt spine . titles, corners bumped, moderate soiling, easily repairable separation of . upper right hand edge of the glued-on-spine panel; clean pages except for . scattered light foxing, no marks on the end papers or in the text block. . Detailed photographs upon request.. 1853. First Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Bentley originally published White Jacket in two volumes in January of 1850, followed in March by the first U. S. Publishing by Harper & Bros. As sales were slow, in 1853 Bentley bound the remaining sheets for this and several other Melville books in one and two volume formats, White Jacket being bound as two in one in remainder cloth and dated 1853. This is then the second issue of the first edition, and it is somewhat rare in its original binding and in this condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Aufsicht (Gesamtansicht) v. Südosten, rechts Ruine Klopp, i. Hgr. das Rheintal.

      - altgouachierter Stahlstich v. Hoefer n. Emminger, 1853, 14,6 x 26 Die Ansicht in schönem Gouachenkolorit. Wie bei altkol. Ansichten häufig, das Blatt bis zur Bildkante beschnitten.

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        [CHINA] Puteshestviye v Kitai. Chast' 1-2 [i.e. Travel to China. In 2 parts]

      St. Petersburg: tip. Korolyeva i Ko, 1853. P.1: [4], IV, 199 pp., 2 ill.; P.2: [4], IV, 213 pp., 2 ill. Octavo. Contemporary bright red quarter leather with cloth boards, gilt-lettering and gilt decorations on the spine and decorative frames in blind on boards. Restorations of spine, binding is mildly rubbed, Soviet bookshop's ink stamps, soiling on endpapers, spots and occasional foxing of the text, small tears of endpapers, light damp stains in the end of the book, two small tears of the last page (p.199) and restored tear on p.17. First edition. Rare. Egor Petrovich Kovalevsky (1809-1811) was a Russian explorer, writer, orientalist, a member of Academy of Science and Russian Geographical Society (1847). In 1849 he escorted Christian mission to Beijing and was able to convince authorities to let Russian caravans pass through using easy 'merchant's path' instead of almost impassable Argali sands which gave Russians a big advantage for a trade and enriched geographical knowledge of Mongolia. Even more important was Treaty of Kulja concluded with his assistance in 1851. Under its terms Kulja (modern Yining) and Chuguchak (modern Tacheng) were opened to Russian trade. The treaty was preceded by a gradual Russian advance throughout the nineteenth century into Kazakhstan in direct competition with British efforts to open China. This edition includes Kovalevsky's account of the journey, his impressions of China and itinerary from Russian border to Beijing. The last one consists of a date, a name of the station with its short description, distance in horse or camel miles, plants and water on the sight, direction of the journey and its description, thermometer, barometer, hygrometer measurements. In the main part Kovalevsky described interesting things he saw in Mongolia and China alongside with description of each phase of their travel. While in Mongolia he described their folktales, origin of the people etc. In China, for example, he found among the most interesting things an imbalance in the was the country was overpopulated. The whole chapter was dedicated to opium, another - to a tea. He wrote a lot about Russian in China - schools of Russian language in Beijing, diplomatic compounds and of Russian Orthodox Church, cemeteries and churches, among most interesting - Korean and Tibetan visits of Russian compound. WorldCat locates four copies of this edition.

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        TARSUS., "Tarsus in Kleinasien. Geburtsort des heil. Apostels Paulus". Gesamtansicht mit Gebirgszug im Hintergrund, links vorn rastende Männer.

      Weißgehöhte Kreidezeichnung sign. "Aug. Flor. Auer fecit" und dat. "Untergriesbach am 12ten August 1853", 28,5 x 42,5 cm. Die schöne Darstellung mit doppelter Einfassungslinie auf schwarzen Karton montiert und dekorativ in einer älteren schwarzen Leiste mit Goldkante gerahmt. - Nur im Himmel minimalst fleckig. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Asien, Vorderasien-Türkei

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        Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet

      Orson Pratt 1853 - Smith, Lucy Mack. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet. Liverpool: Orson Pratt, 1853. 1st edition. 297pp. 16mo. Book condition: Good with short tears in the joints at the spine ends. Front joint has been repaired. Traces of a removed bookplate on the front pastedown. There is a one inch diameter stain in the gutter at the foot of each page, throughout the volume. Page 121/22 has had a short tear repaired with glue. Externally bright in appearance. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Weimar. Erinnerung an die Feier des 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläums Sr. Königl. Hoheit des Grossherzogs Carl Friedrich von Sachsen- Weimar- Eisenach vom 15.,16.u.17.Juni 1853. Lithographie. Sehr dekorativ ausgeschmücktes Erinnerungsblatt mit 8 Ansichten. Von.o.l. nach u.r.: Rathaus. Abzug der Gartenarbeitsschüler; Einzug der Schulkinder ins großherzogl. Residenzschloß früh 8 Uhr; Pflanzung des ersten Baumes der Gartenarbeitsschüler; Festschmuck im Saale des Büchsen Schieshauses d.d. Schützen- Comp.; Herderkirche, Kirchgang Sr. Königl. Hoheit d.Großherzogs in Begleitung Sr. Majt. des Königs v. Preussen; Festschmuck in der Stahl & Armbrust Schützen- Gesellschaft; Grundsteinlegung zum Anbau der Bürgerschule; Kinderfest in der Allee des Büchsens

      Selbstverlag Wilh. Menge, Weimar 1853 - Kolorierte Lithographie der lith. Anstalt v. Fr. Walther sen. Weimar, Selbstverlag Wilh. Menge, 1853. Ca.40x46. Restaurierte Einrisse.

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        Sketches of Japanese manners and customs.London, Day and son, 1867. 4to. With chromolithographed frontispiece, 27 chromolithographed plates and about a dozen wood-engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary brown half morocco, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges (bound by Ingalton Drake).

      - Nipponalia I, 1137; Wenckstern I, p. 220; not in Cordier. First edition of various sketches of Japanese manners and customs, with attractive chromolithographed reproductions of original Japanese illustrations. The lieutenant of the royal marines, J.M.W. Silver, describes festivities, fire-fighters, domestic life, aristocracy, court, hara-kiri, games, law, religion, infrastructure, espionage, public bathhouses and the love of flowers.With bookplate of Prince Leopold (1853-1884), Duke of Albany, on paste-down. Very good copy; the binding with some minor damage to the corners and the spine.

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        Poems; In Memoriam; Idylls of the King; and The Princess

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1853-68. Four works, octavo. Finely bound to match in contemporary purple morocco, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles direct, sides panelled in gilt with elaborate tooling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, pale yellow coated endpapers, al ledges gilt. Contemporary ink gift inscription and blind stamp to front free endpaper of Idylls of the King. One of the spines sunned, otherwise all in excellent condition. A lavishly bound collection of Tennyson poetical works, mixed editions, including a wonderful piece of Tennyson ephemera, the "In Memoriam, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate, &c" order of service for the memorial held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 16th October 1892, after his death on the 6th October. Also laid in is a newspaper clipping printing some unpublished lines by Tennyson, opening "O who is he the simple fool / Who says that wars are over?" There is also a purple flower laid in at The Lotos Eaters. Given the contemporary ephemera and the very lavish contemporary binding, it would not be unreasonable to wonder whether the original owner of this set had been an acquaintance of the poet laureate, or at least a devoted fan.

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        Commentario degli Ordini Equestri esistenti negli Stati di Santa Chiesa preceduto da un compendio storico dell'estinte istituzioni cavalleresche. Volume unico

      Tipografia della S. C. De Propaganda Fide, 1853. In-folio (338x240mm), pp. XXIV, 232, legatura coeva m. marocchino marrone e punte con titolo, filetti e ornamenti in oro entro scomparti su dorso a nervetti. Piatti in tela decorati a secco a fogliame. Tagli marmorizzati. 25 vivide tavole cromolitografiche f.t. raffiguranti ordini e decorazioni cavalleresche degli Stati della Chiesa. Una delle tavole, priva di numerazione e collocata dopo la XV, nella sezione dedicata all'Ordine di San Gregorio, risulta non contestuale all'edizione ed è verosimilmente tratta dall'impressione del 1852. Dedicatoria al cardinale Luigi Lambruschini. Restauri di piccola entità ad alcune abrasioni alla legatura, qualche fioritura interna, ma ottimo stato. Seconda edizione, di un anno posteriore alla prima. Colas, 666. Lipperheide, 1931. Italiano

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        The Old and the New; Or the Changes of Thirty Years in the East, With Some Allusions to Oriental Customs As Elucidating Scripture

      M.W. Dodd, 1853. 12mo Illustrated with seven full page lithorgraphs in colour, one folding original brown bond stamped cloth lettered in gilt Goodell was a missionary in Constantinople of the American Board Commissioners of Foreign Missions and spent ca. 30 years in the east Spine and edges worn, very light foxing, else fine

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        UNCLE SAM'S EMANCIPATION Earthly Care, a Heavenly Discipline; and Other Tales and Sketches

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Half Leather. Very Good+. 12mo. Frontispiece, engraved title and regular title page, 160pp. (without ads) Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, red leather label gilt. Neat owner inscription ffep. Mild cover edge wear. Quite rare on the market; auction records show just one copy in 30 years.

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        The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign: Why It Exists, and How It May Be Extinguished.

      Philadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey and Hart, 1853. 8vo, (2), 426, (2, ads.)pp. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, tiny chips to head of backstrip, usual foxing within the text, an exceptionally fine copy. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author “To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author”. A scarce book especially inscribed and in good condition. "H. C. Carey was the first to unite with a general knowledge of natural science a deep interest in philosophy as well as originality in the treatment of economic problems. No American of the nineteenth century can claim more justly our high regard for labors well done than this zealous champion of monism. . . . What [August] Comte was to France and [John Stuart] Mill to England, Carey, in a way, meant to America." (Boucke, The Development of Economics, 1750-1900). Carey was a very successful publisher following in his father’s (Mathew Carey) footsteps. His library was bequeathed to the University of Pennsylvania.

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        Esquisses Senegalaises (Text- und Atlasband in 2 Bänden)

      Paris, Bertrand, 1853. - Physionomie du pays, peuplades, commerce, religions, passé et avenir, recits et legendes. Textband : XVI, 495 Seiten, 1 gefaltete kolorierte Karte; Atlasband : 31 Seiten Text, 24 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln auf Karton, Halblederbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 24 x 15 cm bzw. 27,5 x 18,5 cm, Der Textband und der Textteil des Atlasbandes teils etwas stockfleckig, die jeweils ersten und letzten Seiten etwas mehr, die Tafeln sauber, Vorsatz mit alter handschriftlichen Widmung von Charles de Reboul „Procureur Imperial a Goree" (Senegal), gutes Exemplar. David Boilat wurde 1814 als Sohn eines französischen Händlers und einer senegalesischen Mulattin im Senegal geboren. 1825 wurde er nach Frankreich geschickt und dort als Priester ausgebildet. 1842 ging er zurück in den Senegal und arbeitet dort als Priester und Lehrer und widmete sich nach Schließung seiner Schule im Jahre 1849 dem Studium von Land und Leuten. Schließlich verließ er das Land 1853 für immer und arbeitete bis zu seinem Tod im Jahre 1901 als Priester in einer nordfranzösischen Kleinstadt. Die eindrucksvollen Darstellungen von Senegalesen entstanden nach seinen eigenen Zeichnungen. Boilat gilt heute als der erste Senegalese der in Frankreich ein Buch herausbrachte und als erster senegalesische Künstler dessen Werk veröffentlicht wurde. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [AUSTRALIE] The Australian colonies.

      London, George Cox, 1853. 405 x 684 mm. Belle carte de l'Australie, publiée sous la direction de la Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, communément appelée SDUK. En carton, carte du monde et carte de la terre de van Diemen ou Tasmanie. Bel exemplaire avec contours aquarellés à l'époque.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Mainz bis Köln in malerischen Original Ansichten. Darmstadt: G. G. Lange, 1854. 346 Seiten, Fraktursatz, mit einem gestochenen Titelblatt und 102 Stahlstichen + 4 Seiten "Verzeichniss und Reihenfolge der Stahlstiche". Halbleder mit Rückenprägung und marmorierten Vorsätzen. Grossoktav.

      Stahl gestochen von Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Von einem historisch topographischen Text begleitet. Abweichende Angaben auf dem gedruckten Titelblatt: In Stahl gestochen von Johann Poppel. Im Vereine mit Deutschlands bekanntesten Stahlstechern. Jahresangabe 1853. - Durchgehend stockfleckig, Leder berieben, Vorderdeckel gelockert, Rückenkanten aufgeplatzt.

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        Durchlebte Erfahrungen. Glumbowitz, Verlag des Verfassers 1900. Gr. 8°. 2 Bll., V, 215 S., mit 21 (2 dplblgr.) Tafeln u. 1 gef. Plan, Goldschnitt, gepolsteter OLdr. mit goldgepr. kaligraph. Deckeltitel.

      - Sehr seltener Privatdruck für ?Verwandte und Freunde? (Über WorldCat nur 1 Ex. in der Stabi Berlin u. 1 Ex. in der Tutt Library in Colorado nachweisbar).- Zusammenfassung von in 15 Jahren erworbenen Erfahrungen als Farmer und Minenbesitzer in Amerika. Graf James Malte von Pourtales (1853-1908) der 1871 die Herrschaft Glumbowitz (heute Glebowice in Schlesien) erbte kam 1885 das erste Mal nach Colorado Springs wo er sich schließlich am Milchbauernhof ?Broadmoor? beteiligte und für den Ausbau der Milchwirtschaft sorgte. Seinen Traum war ein "Broadmoor City"; er gründet die ?Broadmoor Land and Investment Company? und eröffnet 1891 ein Kasino mit Hotel.- Mit einem Plan von Broadmoor.- Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung des Verfassers ?Zum Andenken. James?.-# Very rare private printing (we can trace only 1 copy in Germany and 1 copy in Colorado); with author's own dedication on the flying endpaper.- Interesting report from the early days of Colorado Springs.- ?Prussian Count James Pourtales came west to seek romance and fortune, and brought his knowledge of German scientific farming to Colorado Springs. He began a partnership with William Wilcox?s Broadmoor Dairy? and became the founding father of todays Broadmoor Hotel and Resort.- Fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        De Zieke Reizigeror, Rambles in Java and the Straits. In 1852. By a Bengal Civilian.

      London, Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Teignmouth, George Henry Croydon, Calcutta, Thacker, Spink and Co., Bombay, Thacker and Co., 1853 - In-4, cartonnage de l'éditeur percaline marron, sur les plats encadrements à froid et décor central doré (à froid sur le second plat), motifs dorés et à froid au dos, non rogné, XII, 139 p., carte de Java, titre-frontispice, 20 figures hors texte, le tout lithographié en deux ou trois tons (2 figures rehaussées à l'aquarelle). Ex-libris Gerald Walter Erskine Loder. Manque deux figures : « Pinang, from Richmond Hill » et « The Entrance to Boro-Bodor Temple ». Quelques rares roussseurs, une déchirure (sans manque) réparée à une figure, cartonnage usagé, particulièrement les coins. «The author, an invalid, sailed on board an Oriental and Peninsular Company's steamer for Penang and Singapore. He then took the Dutch ship Java to Batavia. This work is an excellent account of the British Straits Settlements and of Java at mid-century.» (Hill, II, p. 626). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with all three typographical errors present: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Octavo, pp.x; 624. Illustrated with 39 plates by Browne. Bound from the original parts in half tan calf, extra gilt to spine, morocco title label, marbled sides, edges and endpapers, Some browning to prelims and plates as usual, text relatively clean, boards and binding with some age-related marking, neat repair to crown. A presentable copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is solely this title that can be placed squarely in the murder mystery category: 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved. Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy. Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Provenance. Formerly the copy of Wilbraham, Earl Egerton (1832-1909) of Tatton Park, Cheshire, a Conservative MP, Justice of the Peace and chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal. He recieved many illustrious guests at his stately home including HRH Prince and Princess of Wales, The Shah of Persia, The Crown Prince of Siam, and the writer Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, who used Egerton's magnificent house as the model for her 'Cumnor Towers' in the classic novel 'Wives and Daughters' (1866).

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        Of the Plurality of Worlds : An Essay [also] A Dialogue on the Plurality of Worlds; Being a Supplement to the Essay on That Subject

      John W. Parker and Son 1853, London - First edition. v, 279; 55 pp. Contemporary brown full crushed morocco. Five raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and dark green leather title & author labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Slight fading to boards. Early bookplate to front pastedown. Frontis illustration. Internally clean. A controversial essay questioning the existence of intelligent life on other planets. A contemporary and advisor to Herschel, Darwin and Faraday, the author was however afraid that the idea of extraterrestrial life would encourage evolutionary ideas. Binding firm. Scarce. A VG copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Poultry Book

      Orr & Co. Amen Corner, London, (1853). IV, 2 Blatt, 324 S. mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 1 chromolithographischem Titel und 21 chromolithographischen Tafeln von Harrison Weir, original goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband, Grobschnitt, quart, (etwas fleckig) - seltenes komplettes Exemplar in guter Erhaltung / nicht bei Möbes -

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        LIST Of MEMBERS Of The CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1853

      White & Potter, Printers to the State, [Boston] 1853 - Broadside. Printed in 5 columns under the masthead, with delegates listed under their appropriate county. Typographical border. 25-1/2" x 18-3/8" "The Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1853 met in order to consider changes to the Massachusetts Constitution. This was the 3rd such convention in Massachusetts history held by delegates selected for the purpose: the first, in 1779?80, had drawn up the original document, while the second, in 1820?21, submitted a number of articles to a popular vote, resulting in the adoption of the first nine amendments and the rejection of a number of other proposals.The Constitutional Convention met at noon on Wednesday, May 4, 1853, at the State House in Boston. There were around 420 delegates. Every delegate was male. . After 72 days of work, it adjourned sine die on Tuesday, August 2, 1853. The convention came up with eight proposals. On November 11, 1853, the proposals of the Constitutional Convention were placed before the voters. Every single proposal, including the new Constitution, went down in defeat. . Although its ambitious proposals were all rejected, the convention's work was not for nothing. A series of constitutional amendments passed over the next few years incorporated many of the same changes into the Constitution." [Wiki].OCLC records just one holding institution: MHS.A rare broadside documenting the individuals who participated in this effort to modify the state's governance. Age-toning at extremities. Fold-lines. Very Good.

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with all three typographical errors present: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Octavo, pp.x; 624. Illustrated with 39 plates by Browne. Bound from the original parts in half tan calf, extra gilt to spine, morocco title label, marbled sides, edges and endpapers, Some browning to prelims and plates as usual, text relatively clean, boards and binding with some age-related marking, neat repair to crown. A presentable copy. Although many of Dickens most famous works are crawling with crime, it is solely this title that can be placed squarely in the murder mystery category: 'Bleak House' is essentially a classic whodunit, professionally solved, which became only the second entry (after Poe's 'Tales') in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list of crime fiction. Dickens returned to crime fiction for his final story, the 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' but this was unfinished and the case unsolved. Within 'Bleak House' the author experiments with dual narrators and the story ranges from the dark and filthy Victorian slums to the landed aristocracy. Inspector Bucket is one of the earliest detectives to appear in fiction and was probably based on C.K. Field of the recently formed Scotland Yard. An essential mystery novel. Provenance. Formerly the copy of Wilbraham, Earl Egerton (1832-1909) of Tatton Park, Cheshire, a Conservative MP, Justice of the Peace and chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal. He recieved many illustrious guests at his stately home including HRH Prince and Princess of Wales, The Shah of Persia, The Crown Prince of Siam, and the writer Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, who used Egerton's magnificent house as the model for her 'Cumnor Towers' in the classic novel 'Wives and Daughters' (1866).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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