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        Catalogue des livres et cartes géographiques de feu M. le baron Walckenaer. la vente aura lieu le mardi 12 avril 1853 et les 42 jours suivants.

      L. Potier, Paris 1853 - In-8 (215 x 138 mm) de XV et 546 pp.ch.; demi-veau havane, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés (Ateliers Laurenchet). La bibliothèque de Walckenaer, membre de l'Institut, est représentative des multiples centres d'intérêt de cet érudit : histoire, littérature, histoire naturelle, géographie et voyages (il fut conservateur des cartes géographiques de la Bibliothèque royale et l'un des membres fondateurs de la Société de géographie) : plus de 6500 lots et 42 jours de vente ! Parmi les pièces les plus précieuses de sa collection nous retiendrons la carte sur parchemin dessinée en 1500 par le pilote Juan della Cosa, qui avait accompagné Christophe Colomb lors de son second voyage. Bel exemplaire.

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        Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for many Generations

      S. W. Richards 1853 - Smith, Lucy. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for many Generations. Liverpool: S. W. Richards, 1853. 1st edition. 297pp. 16mo. Book condition: Good with light rubbed edges. Previous owner's notations in pencil on front pastedown and in pen verso front free endsheet. Sporadic underlining and marginalia in pencil. The top corner of text block is very lightly moisture stained, and there are small yellow stains in the center of several pages of the text block, not affecting legibility. Ex-libris Sam Weller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Traviata Libretto di Francesco Maria Piave. espressaente composta pel[!] Gran Teatro La Fenice da rappresentarsi nella stagione di Carnovale e Quadragesima 1852-53. [Libretto]

      Teresa Gattei, Venezia 1853 - Octavo. Original publisher's green printed wrappers. [1] (title), [2] (publisher's statement), [3] (named list of orchestra players), [4] (named cast list includes Salvini-Donatelli as Violetta, Giuseppini as Flora, Berini as Annina, Graziani as Alfredo Germont, Varesi as Giorgia Germont, Zuliani as Gastone, Dragon as Baron Douphol, Silvestri as Marchese D'Obigny, Bellini as Dr. Grenvil, Borsato as Giuseppe, Tona as Flora's maid and Manzini as the Commissioner. With sets by Bertoja. Wrappers slightly worn and creased; spine with minimal loss to upper joint. Minor foxing. First Edition. Rare. Fuld Libretti pp. 320-21. Chusid p. 154. OCLC (copies at Harvard, the Morgan Library and UC Berkeley only). ". La traviata is among the best loved of Verdi's operas, perhaps even the best loved. In many senses it is the composer's most ?realistic' drama. The cultural ambience of the subject matter and the musical expression are very closely related: no suspension of disbelief is required to feel that the waltz tunes that saturate the score are naturally born out of the Parisian setting. And, perhaps most important, this sense of ?authenticity' extends to the heroine, a character whose psychological progress through the opera is mirrored by her changing vocal character: from the exuberant ornamentation of Act 1, to the passionate declamation of Act 2, to the final, well-nigh ethereal qualities she shows in Act 3. Violetta - Stiffelio, Rigoletto and Gilda notwithstanding - is Verdi's most complete musical personality to date." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hand-colored lithograph

      1853 - SPENCER, Lilly Martin. Hand-colored lithograph. "Power of Fashion." New York: W. Schaus, circa 1853. Original lithographic print, colored by hand; in contemporary gilt frame, entire piece measures 20 by 26 inches. $3800.Large hand-colored lithographic print of an original work by popular 19th-century American painter Lilly Martin Spencer.As a woman in the 19th century who made her living painting, Lilly Martin Spencer was a decided anomaly; her unorthodox living arrangements included her husband taking care of their children (who eventually numbered 13) while Lilly earned money painting accessible, sentimental subjects. "Power of Fashion," portraying a young black boy in tattered clothes and an elaborate turban smoking a cigar while sitting next to a dog in an alley, was one of her most popular works, along with the similar "Height of Fashion," which depicted a young black girl playing dress-up while holding a puppy. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste LaFosse (who has signed the plate in the lower left corner), it was sold by William Schaus, the New York agent of the European fine-art publisher Goupil. Contemporary gilt frame with expert restoration. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott

      1853 - LOCKHART, John Gibson. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1853. Ten volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full crimson calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1750.Beautifully bound Edinburgh edition of Lockhart's classic biography of Scott, with portrait frontispieces and additional engraved pictorial title pages in each volume.John Lockhart was Scott's son-in-law and resided on his estate for many years. "His greatest book was The Life of Scott". He had admirable materials in Scott's letters and journals, but he turned them to such account that the biography may safely be described as, next to Boswell's Johnson, the best in the language" (DNB). Includes a fragment of Scott's autobiography, "composed by him in 1808". and discovered in an old cabinet at Abbotsford." First published in 1837. Armorial bookplate.Some dampstaining to first few leaves of some volumes, bindings fine. A beautifully bound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die k. k.

      Wien: Kunsthandlung Alois Leykum, 1853. Imperial folio (50 x 38 cm). Lithographed title page & 36 hand-coloured plates. Half-leather, marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Rare complete album with lithographed title and all 36 hand-coloured plates of uniforms of the Austrian army by the Austrian painter August von Pettenkoffen, with fine provenance. Actual size of the mounted lithographs 23,5 x 31,5 cm; each with its own caption. Part of the plates has also been published in Pettenkoffer's "Das k.k. oesterreich. Militär in 24 Blättern" (Wien, Leykum, 1847). Provenance: The famous F(erdinand) C(asper) Koch library (sold in auction Hauswedell & Nolte, December 1974 - however this work not present in that catalogue). On Koch see a.o. Buijnsters, Gesch Nederl. Antiq.: "Het exlibris F.C. Koch is zoveel als een kenmerk voor de hoogste kwaliteit", with his bookplate. Rare. We could trace only a copy in the BM, but not in German, Austrian, Dutch or Swiss libraries. Title page and several borders with small, unobtrusive stains, but outside of the lithographs. These are themselves splendid, freshly coloured prints. A fine copy of a famous work, complete with the often missing title page. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        De la paralysie générale progressive. Thèse de concours pour l'agrégation en médecine

      Paris, Labé - Librairie de la Faculté de médecine, 1853. 86 pages maroquin noir moderne, dos lisse, titre doré en long, gardes de papier noir [Louise B.] 1853, 1853, in-8, 86 pages, maroquin noir moderne, dos lisse, titre doré en long, gardes de papier noir [Louise B.], Édition originale de la thèse d'agrégation du médecin Charles Lasègue (1816-1883), qui lui valut, avec l'appui de Trousseau, le grade de professeur. Le sujet de la "paralysie générale" lui avait été imposé par tirage au sort : ses travaux le menèrent à exposer de manière concise et saisissante, les idées qui régnaient alors, considérant cette affection comme une espèce morbide unique. Par la suite, il se mettra en butte contre ces opinions anciennes en soutenant, à l'inverse, l'hypothèse de plusieurs espèces de paralysie générale, comprises dans un vaste genre de maladies cérébrales chroniques. Agréable exemplaire dans une sobre reliure moderne signée. Semelaigne II, p. 48

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        A History of British Mollusca and Their Shells

      London - John Van Voorst 1853 - A set of reference books on British Molluscs by Professor Edward Forbes and Sylvanus Hanley. Complete in four volumes. Volume I: including the Tunicata, and the families of Lamelli-Branchiata as far as Cyprinidae. Volume II: including the remaining families of Bivalves, the Pteropoda, and the Gasteropoda as far as Ianthinidae. Volume III: including the families of Gasteropoda from Neritidae to Elysiadae. Volume IV: Pulmonifera and Cephalopoda. With numerous black and white plates to the rear of volumes I and IV. Professor Edward Forbes FRS, FGS (12 February 1815 18 November 1854)[1] was a Manx naturalist. In 1846, he published in the Memoirs of the Geological Survey, i. 336, his important essay On the Connection between the distribution of the existing Fauna and Flora of the British Isles, and the Geological Changes which have affected their Area, especially during the epoch of the Northern Drift. It is therein pointed out that, in accordance with the theory of their origin from various specific centres, the plants of Great Britain may be divided into five well-marked groups: the W and SW Irish, represented in the N of Spain, the SE Irish and SW English, related to the flora of the Channel Islands and the neighbouring part of France; the SE English, characterised by species occurring on the opposite French coast; a group peculiar to mountain summits, Scandinavian in type; and, lastly, a general or Germanic flora. From, a variety of arguments the conclusion is drawn that the greater part of the terrestrial animals and flowering plants of the British Islands migrated thitherward, over continuous land, at three distinct periods, before, during and after the glacial epoch. The year 1851 witnessed the removal of the collections of the Geological Survey from Craig's Court to the museum in Jermyn Street, and the appointment of Forbes as professor of natural history to the Royal School of Mines just established in conjunction therewith. In 1852 was published the fourth and concluding volume of Forbes and S. Hanley's History of British Mollusca; also his Monograph of the Echinodermata of the British Tertiaries. Condition: In contemporary blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Hinges are slightlytender on Volume IV. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amontamentos d'uma Viagem de Lisboa a China e da China a Lisboa

      Lisbon: Typographia de G. M. Martins [Parte Primeira]; Typographia de Castro & Irmao [Parte Segunda], 1853. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. bound in 1. 423, [1], 335, [17]p. Old quarterbinding. 20cm. Extremities rubbed. Portuguese text. The first volume covers his voyage to China and the second volume covers his return to Portugal. Caldeira briefly visited Malta, Alexandria, the Suez, Sri Lanka and Singapore before giving an extended treatment of his experiences and observations in Macao, as well as visits to Hong Kong, Shanghai. and Beijing. On his return voyage, Caldeira describes visits to Goa, Mozambique, Angola and other Portuguese possessions.

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        Importante documento a stampa, datato 21 agosto 1853, con ampie note autografe ai margini redatte dell'uomo politico piemontese, all'epoca ministro della Pubblica Istruzione del Regno di Sardegna. Si tratta dell'abbozzo della pubblicazione del Regolamento per l'istituzione delle scuole magistrali in Piemonte. "E' approvato l'annesso Regolamento delle Scuole pe' Maestri, delle scuole elementari e speciali". Per un totale di 70 pp. in-8, contenenti i titoli ed articoli del Regolamento, i programmi per le scuole magistrali e per le scuole elementari fino alla classe quarta, nonch_ le tabelle di riferimento per la valutazione dei fanciulli.

      - Importante documento a stampa, datato 21 agosto 1853, con ampie note autografe ai margini redatte dell'uomo politico piemontese, all'epoca ministro della Pubblica Istruzione del Regno di Sardegna. Si tratta dell'abbozzo della pubblicazione del Regolamento per l'istituzione delle scuole magistrali in Piemonte. "E' approvato l'annesso Regolamento delle Scuole pe' Maestri, delle scuole elementari e speciali". Per un totale di 70 pp. in-8, contenenti i titoli ed articoli del Regolamento, i programmi per le scuole magistrali e per le scuole elementari fino alla classe quarta, nonch_ le tabelle di riferimento per la valutazione dei fanciulli. 1701yH

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        Piazza Castello.

      Torino, G.B. Maggi, 1853. - Bella veduta di Piazza Castello con Palazzo Reale e Palazzo Madama. Bellissima veduta tratta dalla celebre serie di 12 vedute di Torino (mm. 102x149), disegnate da Bossoli ed invise in acciaio da Fed. Salathé. Peyrot n. 557/10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chansons].

      Alençon 1853 - In-4 manuscrit de 4 ff. 380-12 pp., basane noire, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Beau répertoire manuscrit de 306 chansons et quelques bis fait par Monsieur léon feugere hipolite, voltigeure au 41, 3 batalion, 23 octobre 1853 et fini le 31 décembre 1853. Alençon, leon feugere hipolite (explicit). Le compilateur a rassemblé tous les grands succès du temps avec une dominante de chansons militaires et chansons à boire quelques années avant la somme de Dumersan publiée en 1858 sous le titre Chansons nationales et populaires de France. Précédé de quatre feuillets de titre chronologiques illustrés : p. 1 : Monsieur léon feugere hipolite clairon au 4me léger 3 m batallon 2 m compagnie entré (?) en 1840 fini en 1847 mat 11213. illustré à l'aquarelle : les deux buveurs. p. 3 : Monsieur léon feugere hipolite caporal clairon au 7me bataillon de la garde mobile entré (?) en 1848 fini en 1849 mat 692. Titre encadré en rouge et noir réhaussé d'illustrations maçonniques. p. 5 : Monsieur léon feugere hipolite clairon au 6me batallon de la Garde Nationale entré (?) en 1849 fini en 1850. illustré à l'aquarelle titre : Chambre du soldat. 1849. p. 7 : Monsieur léon feugere hipolite clairon de voltigeur au 41 de ligne 3me bataillon entré (?) en 1851 fini en 1857 illustraté à l'aquarelle : Barriere de Clichie 1815. A Paris la Garde Nationale. Illustration pp. 343 et 380. Reliure épidermée.

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        The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures. [The Hebrew Bible].

      Philadelphia 371 Walnut Street 1853 - Quarto (28.5 x 25 cm), iv, 1011 pp., 2 blank family record leaves, short closed tear to leaf F3, some light foxing. Contemporary calf gilt, spine in six compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt to second, raised bands. A very good copy. The first complete translation of the Old Testament by a Jewish translator into English. This work was built upon Leeser's 1845 translation of the five books of the Torah. Previous editions published by Jewish translators in England (such as Levi and Alexander) had simply utilized the King James translation. Leeser's preface explains that this massive undertaking sprung from "a desire entertained for more than a quarter of a century, since the day he quitted school in his native land to come to this country, to present to his fellow-Israelites an English version, made by one of themselves, of the Holy Word of God." Readers would now "have an opportunity to study a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence." Rabbi Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was born in Germany and emigrated to America in 1824. The head rabbi of the Synagogue Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, he became America's most influential Jewish writer, editor, and teacher. He promulgated Jewish culture and religious activity in the United States by providing American Jews with the numerous basic religious texts and conceptual tools they needed. Goldman 12 ("first English translation of the complete Bible by a Jew"); Hills 1540; Singerman 1271; Wright, page 124. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die koeniglichen Gesamtansichterten und Parkanlagen bei Potsdam im Jahre 1853.

      - grenzkol. Stahlstich ( Druck Prêtre ) v. H. Herzberg ( Schrift) und E. Reyher ( Situation ) n. G. Meyer, dat. 1853, 73 x 98,5 Seltener Plan des Parks von Sanssouci. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Giersberg/Schendel, Seite 69 ( mit Abbildung eines Ausschnittes ), Abbildung Nr. 104 und auf Seite 151 biographische Angaben zu Joh. Gustav Heinr. Meyer (1816-1877), der ab 1870 Stadtgartendirektor von Berlin war. - Der vorliegende Plan wurde von ihm gestaltet und zeigt den Park von Sanssouci nach der Umgestaltung durch Lenné ( Meyer war der Gartenkondukteur von Lenné). Unter dem Plan gibt es eine Legende zu den Farben, die den Verantwortungsbereich der Gärtner im Park Sanssouci zeigen. So zum Beispiel "hellblau" für den Bereich des Hofgärtners C. Fintelmann, "hellrot" für den Gartenverwalter Schencker, usw. - Dieser Plan ist im Jahr 1990 durch die Fürst-Pückler Gesellschaft reproduziert worden ( = Jahresgabe für die Mitglieder ).

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        LA GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSAL, VICTOR ADOLPHE MALTE-BRUN (PADRE E HIJO) 1853

      Libreria Española. 1853 - España. 1853. Holandesa con puntas. 25X20. 3Vol. 822p+839p+1075p. Profusamente ilustrada con grabados, mapas entre otras. Obra muy valorada. Ref A-75 Biblioteca QJT. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Faiseur - Comédie en cinq actes et en prose

      1853Paris, Cadot, 1853. 115 x 185 mm. Demi-maroquin chocolat à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné de caissons et fleurons, double filets sur les plats, tête dorée. Couverture non conservées. EDITION ORIGINALE. Bel exemplaire finement réliée au XIXe siècle.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Octavo (210 x 134 mm). Contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, black morocco label lettered gilt to spine with gilt raised bands, marbled endpapers. Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" ( H. K. Browne). Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some wear to board edges and tips, covers a little scuffed, some foxing to contents. An excellent copy. 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).

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        Statutes of the Colleges of Oxford; with Royal Patents of Foundation Injunctions of Visitors, and Catalogues of Documents Relating to the University, Preserved in the Public Record Office. Printed by desire of her Majesty‘s Commissioners for inquiring into the State of the University of Oxford. 3 Bände.

      Oxford u. London, Printed by W. Clowes and Sons für J. H. parker u. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 1500 S., Blindgepr. Lwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erste Ausgabe. - Ehem. Bibl.-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Merkmalen (Bibl.-Schildchen bzw. -Signaturen u. gestempelt). Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vereinzelte zeitgen. Anstreichungen u. Korrekturen. Etw. gebräunt. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Oxford, Statutes of the Colleges of Oxford; with Royal Patents of Foundation Injunctions of Visitors, and Catalogues of Documents Relating to the University, Preserved in the Public Record Office. Printed by desire of her Majesty‘s Commissioners for inquiring into the State of the University of Oxford

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        Statutes of the Colleges of Oxford; with Royal Patents of Foundation Injunctions of Visitors, and Catalogues of Documents Relating to the University, Preserved in the Public Record Office. Printed by desire of her Majesty‘s Commissioners for inquiring into the State of the University of Oxford. 3 Bände.

      Oxford u. London, Printed by W. Clowes and Sons für J. H. parker u. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. - Erste Ausgabe. - Ehem. Bibl.-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Merkmalen (Bibl.-Schildchen bzw. -Signaturen u. gestempelt). Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vereinzelte zeitgen. Anstreichungen u. Korrekturen. Etw. gebräunt. - Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 1500 S., Blindgepr. Lwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bleak House. FIRST EDITION, b.f.t.p.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1853 Half title, front. & engr. title, plates by H.K. Browne; the odd spot. Contemp. half black calf by J. Edmond, Aberdeen, spine with raised gilt bands, devices in blind, maroon leather label; sl. rubbed. A good-plus attractive copy.

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

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

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        Index Molluscorum quae in itinere ad Guineam inferiorem collegit Georgius Tams.

      Cassellis Cattorum, T. Fischer, 1853. 4to (277 x 215mm). pp. (vi), 74 with 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later blue cloth with gilt letterred spine. Scarce and early work on the shells of Guinea (West Africa) collected by G. Tams and described by Dunker. The plates are beautifully handcoloured. A fine copy with blind stamp in the upper margin of some leaves.//B.M.(Nat. Hist.)I, 492.

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        Mont-Revêche

      Four vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné (boards of Vol. IV slightly discolored), single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: A. Cadot, 1853. First edition. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on each free front endpaper.

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

      1853 - HERNDON, William Lewis and GIBBON, Lardner. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made under Direction of the Navy Department. Washington: Robert Armstrong; A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853-54. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped plum cloth. Housed together in custom clamshell box. $1500.First edition, mixed Senate and House issues, of this fascinating and richly illustrated narrative of South American exploration, with 52 tinted lithographs and 38 in-text wood engravings, accompanied by scarce portfolio volume of three folding maps tracing Herndon's passage through the Andes and descent along the Amazon.After serving in the United States Naval Observatory, Lt. William Lewis Herndon was sent to the South Pacific and in 1850 was chosen to lead a "Pacific squadron to return through South America via the Amazon Valley," an expedition planned in hopes of colonizing the region with slaveowners, thus eradicating slavery from the southern states, and as a means of preventing English merchants from establishing a cotton-producing industry along the river. Herndon left for Lima in January 1851, where it was decided he would approach the Amazon through Peru and Gibbon through Bolivian tributaries. After difficult passage through Peru, Herndon's expedition reached Tingo Maria, at the confluence of the Monzon and Huallaga Rivers, and on September 25, 1851, "boats were fitted with decks and coverings, the American flag was raised and the Amazon was entered." Herndon completed his descent of the Amazon in January 1851 and "after a month sailed for the United States. Herndon's report, and that of Gibbon, who had successfully descended the Madeira and Amazon, provided a wealth of information" (Howgego, 283). Herndon submitted his complete survey to Congress on January 26, 1853. It contains "minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries" (Sabin 31524) and was "instrumental in helping to open up the Amazon River to merchant ships of all nations" (DAB). Narrative of Volume I by Herndon, Volume II by Gibbon. With separate portfolio volume of three engraved folding maps to accompany Herndon's account, containing: Valley of the Amazon, partially color-outlined and measuring 19 by 24-1/2 inches; Plan del curso de los Rios Huallaga y Ucayli y del la Pampa del Sacramento, measuring 11-1/2 by 17 inches, and Map of the Rivers Huallaga, Ucayli & Amazon, measuring 27 by 60 inches. Hill 803. Bookplates.Interiors remarkably clean, with only light scattered foxing, archival tape repair to one map at stub. Moderate rubbing to spine ends of original cloth. A handsome set in near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ROYAL DESCENT OF NELSON AND WELLINGTON. From Edward the First, King of England: With Tables of Pedigree and Genealogical Memoirs (1853) .

      London, William Pickering, 1853. FIRST EDITION 1853. Small 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, pages: xiv, 207, including 10 genealogical tables, rebound in half royal blue calf, maroon title with gilt lettering between raised bands, extra gilt spine, central gilt design to both covers with dividing gilt rules, all edges gilt, light blue endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners slightly bumped, neat strips of blue binder's tape to inner margins of free endpapers, very pale binder's name (Bound Riviere) to bottom of first free blank endpaper which can only just be made out. A very good attractive copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, PARTICULARLY IN NICARAGUA: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS ABORIGINAL MONUMENTS, SCENERY AND PEOPLE, THEIR LANGUAGES, INSTITUTIONS, RELIGIONS, &c. (2 Volumes, Complete)

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1853. First Edition, Thus. Embossed Cloth. Octavo. pp. (2), v-xxii, (4), 3-424; (2), i-iv, 3-452. Bound as issued in publisher's green cloth with title and vignette stamped in gold on the spines; illustrated with maps, lithographs (some colored, some tinted) and in-text wood engravings--all present as called for in addition to a few that aren’t called for; the large folding frontispiece of Volume One is bound in proceeding the introduction and another plate serves as the frontispiece; some offsetting by lithographs to adjacent pages; scant and scattered pencil marginalia; two leaves have been inserted from another contemporary copy making the text complete; former library copy with limited and unobtrusive markings on the front pastedowns and front flyleaves of both volumes; front boards have a tasteful blind stamp; both volumes have been discreetly rebacked with original backstrips laid down; textblocks were relined, corners strengthened and inner hinges tastefully mended in the process. The repair work is quite sensitive and sympathetic. Sabin 89999.

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        Suzanne d'Estouville.

      Cadot 1853 1Paris, Alexandre Cadot Editeur, 1853, 2 tomes réliés en 1 volume in-8, veau oblong glacé, triple filets dorés sur les plats, armoiries au bouclier, dos à 5 nerfs orné, dentelle intérieure dorée, double filets dorés sur les coupes, tête dorée, couverture conservée, 2 ff non ch., 349 et 343 pages, (Thierry relieur). Roman qui a pour cadre la Normandie et le château du Haut-mont entre Rouen et Caudebec. Ex-libris de la Veuve Edmond de Poncins. Reliure postérieure. Restaurations marginales, salissures à la couverture et, quelques feuilles défraichies.

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        De Casibus Virorum illustrium

      First leaf of text with large nine-line manuscript initial in red & brown; chapter headings & beginnings of sentences rubricated; numerous three- to six-line initial spaces with red initials supplied throughout. 156 unnumbered leaves (including the first leaf, a blank; some leaves misbound), gothic letter, 35/36 lines, folios 154-56 in double columns. Small folio (282 x 204 mm.), 19th-cent. red morocco (some foxing at outer edges, inscription partially erased from final leaf of text), binding signed "Duru 1853," triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Strasbourg: G. Husner, 1474-75. First edition of the De Casibus Virorum Illustrium, which deals with the vanity of human affairs from Adam to Boccaccio's own time. Written about 1355 to 1360, this is a work of 56 biographies of famous people, and the inevitable catastrophes awaiting those who are too fortunate. It exerted a great influence on other authors including Chaucer, John Lydgate, Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe; a genre of stories known as de casibus tragedies was created. Some of the famous people whose biographies are provided include Jocasta, Queen of Thebes; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae; Samson; Dido, Queen of Carthage; Hannibal; Cleopatra; Mithridates, King of Pontus; Herod, King of the Jews; Nero; King Arthur; and Petrarch. This book comes from Husner's first press and is a fine example of his text types with fantastic majuscules. A fine and rather large copy from the library of Ambroise Firmin Didot with his bookplate (sale, Part V, Paris, 11-16 June 1883, lot 528-"Magnifique exemplaire, à toutes marges et non lavé"). Some contemporary annotations in the margins. ? Goff B-708.

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        A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. Written by Herself

      Boston: Published by the Author, 1853. 2nd ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 89p. Hardcover. 16cm. Small oval hole in backstrip and a small piece of cover cloth missing along bottom edge of back cover. Minor foxing. An attractive copy. The first edition was published in 1850; a third edition was published in 1856. Prince, an African American, was born in Newburyport, Mass. She lived in St. Petersburg, Russia for almost ten years (1824-1833) with Nero Prince, her husband who was a ceremonial door-opener in the Czar's Palace. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Prince remained in the United States for a few years. She went to Jamaica in 1840 as a mission worker but appears to have only been in Jamaica for a year or two.

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        SISTEMA ECONOMICO Y RENTISTICO DE LA CONFEDERACION ARGENTINA. Según su Constitución de 1853

      Imprenta José Jacquín Besanzon, 506 pgs. 9999 - Sin fecha (1856?) ni lugar de edición. Firma en tinta negra en la portada. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros]
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        Decreto sobre ebriedad, portacion de armas prohibidas, fuga de prison segura o carcekl, heridas leves y graves, homicidio voluntario o premeditado, robo em poblado y despoblado. Espedido por el Gobierno provisional del Estado en 25 de Abril de 1853

      Mazatlan: imprenta del Gobierno a cargo de Luciano Sanches, 1853. 8vo, pp. 22, [2]; original white printed wrappers; near fine. An unrecorded Mazatlan imprint being a decree from the provisional governor against drunkenness, possession of prohibited weapons, prison escape, premeditated homicide, and robbery. Not in Palau; not in OCLC.

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        Narrative of a mission to Central Africa performed in the years 1850-51, under the orders and expense of Her Majesty's Government.

      London Chapman and Hall 1853 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxviii, 343; viii, 359pp., folding map, contemporary calf gilt, spines in seven compartments, morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, a fine set. Scarce. The account of Richardson's expedition to Lake Tchad, Richardson dying of fever shortly before the Lake was reached. His text was seen through the press by Bayle St. John. Richardson, (1806–1851), traveller in Africa and anti-slavery campaigner, was born in Lincolnshire, and was educated for the evangelical ministry. He joined the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society on its foundation in 1839 and helped to direct the attention of the society to the hitherto neglected trans-Saharan and Mediterranean slave trade. Mission to Central Africa is his most important work. As in his earlier travels, he was going through territory little known to, and certainly seldom described by, Europeans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana

      Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. "Eighth Thousand". Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, yellow glazed endpapers; [4],xvi,[17]-336pp.; engraved frontispiece and six leaves of plates. Boards rubbed with several small losses to cloth, the largest a dime-size loss to spine crown not affecting text, spine gilt a bit dulled; textblock shaken and rather heavily foxed with some old finger-soiling, long closed tear to pp. 25/6 touching text without loss of meaning. Still, Near Very Good thus, especially in the original binding. Early reprint dated the same year as the first, this printing the same as that listed in SCHOMBURG, p. 5644. Important and popular abolitionist slave memoir made famous to the modern reader by the 2013 film adaptation.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Neue Wunder der Sympathie und des Magnetismus oder die enthüllten Zauberkräfte und Geheimnisse der Natur. Erstes bis viertes Bändchen [kmpl., ANGEBUNDEN: Heinrich Theorod Namremmiz: 350 entschleierte Geheimnisse]. Erstausg.

      Weimar, Verlag der W. Hoffmann`schen Buchhandlung, 1850, 1851, 1853, 1853. - XII, 115 S., 1 Bl. / XVI, 152 S. (ab S.127 VlgsAnz.) / XIV, [2], 112 S. / XIV, [2], 96 S.; vereinzelt Textfig., 12°, Priv. Halbleder d. Zt. mit golgepr. illus. Rücken (= Fortsetzung von Die Wunder der Sympathie und des Magnetismus [.] Des Werkes Drittes bis sechstes Bändchen. [Jeweils] enthaltend 700 bewährte sympathetische Mittel, durch welche sowohl körperliche Leiden aller Art schnell, wohlfeil und sicher zu heilen sind, als auch ungewöhnliche Vortheile über alle Zweige der Haus- und Landwirthschaft [.] enthüllt werden). - Je Band 700 kuriose u. abergläubische Mittel für verschiedenste Gelegenheiten. - Bei Ackermann II/169 u. Slg. du Prel 667 nur Bd. 1 bzw. 1 u. 2 von "Die Wunder der Sympathie". --- ANGEBUNDEN: Heinrich Theorod Namremmiz: 350 entschleierte Geheimnisse aus dem Nachlasse der berühmten Chemiker, Oeconomen und Sympathiseur`s Daniel Groos, Andreas Schulze und Nathusius Krumm; auf vieljährige, meistens fünf und siebenzigjährige Erfahrung gegründet. [.] Nebst mehreren von Somnambülen in ihrem magnetischen Schlafe angegebenen und durchaus bewährt gefundenen Heilmitteln [.]. 3. Aufl. Heilbronn, In Commission der C. Drechsler`schen Buchhandlung (J. M. Flammer), [um 1850], X, 118 S. - Enthält 350 Rezepte, ähnlich zu den vorgebundenen Werken. - Einband beschabt; ein Titel von Bd.1 ans Ende desselben gebunden; Seiten etwas gebräunt u. leicht fleckig; vereinzelt Kritzelei; hinterer Vorsatz mit Notiz von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Alle Teile sehr selten; das Angebunde auch nicht im KVK auffindbar.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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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) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Châtiments

      1853. - Genève & New-York 1853, 7x10,5cm, relié. - Complete Edition. Bound in pieno marocchino rosso, torna con cinque nervi decorate con le scatole doppie dorati, ruote sul copricapi d'oro, di coaching reti quintuple dorati sui piatti, e le guardie contreplats di carta fatta a mano, telaio con pizzo d'oro sulla contreplats, dorato tratteggiate sui tagli, angoli leggermente urtato, testa dorata. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. Copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de quintuples filets dorés sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, pointillés dorés sur les coupes, coins légèrement émoussés, tête dorée. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Exemplaire agréablement établi.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA RESTAURATION - EDITION ILLUSTREE - 8 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 - EDITION ILLUSTREE.

      PAGNERRE - LECOU V. - FURNE ET CIE 1853 - RO20188065: 8 TOMES: 411 + 448 + 416 + 376 + 455 + 427 + 419 + 416 pages - nombreuses portraits en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente - frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente sur les tomes. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 944.06-Restauration, 1815-1848 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Solitary Rambles and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies

      London: John Murray, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Plus [2]pp. of ads. Engraved frontispiece; engraved title; 6 engraved plates. Original cloth with gilt vignette on upper board of a bison. Gilt spine title. Slight spotting to the cloth else a near fine copy with clean text and plates. Neat ownership name on front pastedown and on title dated in the year of publication. Palliser was a young man from England who chronicles his first trip to the New World, primarily a hunting trip on the Plains. His adventures include a meeting with General Tom Thumb, Indians and a great variety of wild animals. Scarce in original cloth. Howes P43. Sabin 58333. Graff 3168. Wagner-Camp 228.

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        A New Method of learning to read, write and speak a language in six months, adapted to The Italian for the use of schools and private teachers

      Charles Jugel Publisher-Francoforte, 1853. Interlingua 0,38 Volume antico, di fine '800, in discreto stato, coperta in tessuto con bei caratteri dorati su piatto anteriore e dorso, su piatto anteriore talloncino adesivo con catalogazione bibliotecaria, alcuni piccoli fori su coste e dorso, bordo e punte consumati, macchie, cerniera allentata, tagli bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con alcuni appunti, scritti a penna, sul margine, numerosi appunti su foglio di guardia. Su occhiello firma d'appartenenza e minime tracce di fioritura, che ritroviamo su frontespizio, controguardia e sui margini di poche pagine. Fa parte della collana A New Method of learning to read, write and speak a language in six months. Lingue: Inglese ed Italiano. USATO

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        Il Trovatore Dramma in quattro parti di Salvatore Cammarano, posto in musica dal Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, Cavaliere della Legion d’Onore, Riduzione per Pianoforte solo di L. Truzzi Unito a:Luisa Miller, Melodramma tragico in 3 atti di S. Cammarano posto in musica dal Maestro Giuseppe Verdi alla tragica poetessa cultrice esimia delle Arti Belle Laura Beatrice Mancini Nata Oliva l’Editore Giovanni Ricordi D. D. D. (Riduzione per Pianoforte solo)

      Dall’I. R. Stabilimento di Tito di Gio. Ricordi, 1853,1849,, Milano, - In oblungo (25×34 cm); due opere in un volume: 139, (1) pp. e 154 pp. per la seconda. Legatura coeva in mezza-pelle con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso e piatti foderati con carta marmorizzata coeva. Il volume contiene le due prime edizioni delle riduzioni complete per pianoforte de "Il Trovatore" e della "Luisa Miller" verdiane. Qualche lieve foxing in poche pagine ed in genere nel margine esternobianco e nel complesso esemplare in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione. "Il Trovatore" venne rappresentato per la prima volta il 19 gennaio del 1853 al Teatro Apollo di Roma ed insieme al "Rigoletto" e alla "Traviata" fa parte della celeberrima Trilogia Popolare verdiana. La "Luisa Miller" venne, invece, rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro San Carlo di Napoli l’8 dicembre del 1849. L’opera è un melodramma tragico in tre atti su libretto di Salvatore Cammarano ed è tratto dalla tragedia "Kabale und Liebe" (Intrigo e amore) di Schiller. Comunemente si ritiene la "Luisa Miller" come l’anello di congiunzione della produzione giovanile verdiana con le opere della Trilogia Pololare che segnano l’ingresso del genio verdiano nella sua piena maturità espressiva. Ambedue le edizioni sono non comune. In buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini]
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        Ruth - A Novel

      Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, Boston 1853 - No author is given on the title page - just - "By The Author Of Mary Barton". The book contains both frontpapers and endpapers. 400 pages main text followed by 8 pages of Ticknor's book catalog. The catalog is dated March 1853. A water discolouration affects the first 20 or so leaves towards the center. The pages are well bound with occasional foxing and some larger brown spots. Bound in the original stamped, slightly soiled, medium brown cloth with fading gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. There are splits in the external hinges with wear to the spine ends. Some wear and fraying to the corners. There are no owners' inscriptions or bookplates. The book is a little cocked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liber fluviorum; or, River Scenery of France. Depicted in sixty-one line engravings with descriptive letter-press by Leitch Ritchie: and a Biographical Sketch by Alaric A. Watts.

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1853 - 4to. Mit 61 Stahlstichtaf. (inkl. Titel) nach William Turner. LVI, 336 S. OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckelvign. u. Rückengoldprägung. Goldschnitt. Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Bis auf wenige vereinzelte Stockflecke innen sauber u. sehr gut erhalten. gr.

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        Storia documentata di Venezia...

      Naratovich, 1853-60. Nove volumi di cm. 21, pp. 4.000 ca. complessive. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro. Un alone chiaro alla parte bassa del primo volume (di poca entità), dorsi un po' schiariti, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta della rara edizione originale di quest'opera che rappresenta una fonte storica di prim'ordine per la città di Venezia ed il suo territorio. Cfr. Lozzi (II, 6102) che cita solo un estratto di quest'opera. Nel 1861 apparve un decimo volume (a completamento dell'opera ed in quest'esemplare non presente) per mano di Angelo Dal Medico in quanto l'autore trovò la morte nel 1860.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Decreto sobre ebriedad, portacion de armas prohibidas, fuga de prison segura o carcekl, heridas leves y graves, homicidio voluntario o premeditado, robo em poblado y despoblado. Espedido por el Gobierno provisional del Estado en 25 de Abril de 1853

      imprenta del Gobierno a cargo de Luciano Sanches, Mazatlan 1853 - 8vo, pp. 22, [2]; original white printed wrappers; near fine. An unrecorded Mazatlan imprint being a decree from the provisional governor against drunkenness, possession of prohibited weapons, prison escape, premeditated homicide, and robbery. Not in Palau; not in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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