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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Circular -- The Evangelical review

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

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

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

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        Emaux et camées

      Second edition, first for some parts: augmented with two poemsContemporary black half shagreen over black paper boards, spine in five compartments with triple gilt compartments, double gilt fillet frame to covers, marbled pastedowns and endpapersRare autograph inscription from Théophile Gautier: "A mon ami Clapet...[To my friend Clapet]"A little spotting. Eugène Didier Paris 1853 9,5x15,5cm relié

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

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

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

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

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        æµ·é™¸å¾¡å›ºå¾¡å½¹äººé™„. [Kairiku o kata o yakunin fu]. [Official Attendance of the Coastal Defence (Against the Black Ships)]....

      Edo. [1853]. Black and white karawaban, or Japanese unauthorised newsheet, on two joined sheets. Large image shows a Western ship which is appears to be Commodore Perry's vessel. Image damaged with loss in a roughly 9.5 in length x 12cm wide in one place jagged tear. The kawaraban has been laid down onto Japanese paper for support. Some other occasional insignicant insect damage. Although damaged this is still a handsome piece. The Japanese text above the striking image of Commodore Perry's ship gives the names and details of the many aristocratic families who were charged with defending the shores of the Tokyo Bay from the advancement of Perry and his squadron. The guard posts are name with the name of the warlord assigned for duty. On 8th July 1853 a fleet of four American warships (in Japanese they were called "Kurofune", meaning "black ships"), including two steam-powered ships, led by Commodore Mathew Perry appeared in Edo [Tokyo] Bay, which astonished the people in Edo and eventually led to the opening of Japan to the West. This map refers to the coastal defence situation at the time when Perry visited Japan. Although undated it was probably published in 1853. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157346)....

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

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

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        Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Leben und Werke in der Periode vollendeter Reise

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

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

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

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        The world 1894-5. Journal, 8 November 1894 - 11 May 1895. 4to (ca. 24 x 18 cm). With illustrated title-page and 2 certified copies (1982) of the registration of the author's marriages, with Diana Caroline Walpole (1876) and Ellen Heburn (1894). Contemporary calf, with two clasps.

      - English manuscript journal of a trip around the world by James Boughey Lingard-Monk, who went on this journey with his new wife Ellen Heburn. Including extensive entry's when visiting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America. The entries contain personal and social information, general facts about the areas visited and also descriptions of the areas, customs etc. James Lingard-Monk (1853-1905) of Dunlewey (county Donegal, Ireland) was the son of the respectable magistrate Richard Boughey of Fullshaw Hall and appointed as High Sheriff of Donegal in 1901, as the British Crown's judicial representative. The journey starts in November 1894 when they depart on the SS Himalaya from London to Colombo (Sri Lanka). After that they visit Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America (including Monterey, San Francisco, Chicago and New York). Whether or not he intended to publish it, he certainly intended it to be read by others as the author mentions in the preface: "Perhaps there may be some person. who this diary may amuse, and perhaps not, no one can tell".In very good condition, with later manuscript index on endleaf.

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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für die Staatsarzneikunde, mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der Strafrechtspflege in Deutschland und Oesterreich. Band 1 - 21.

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

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        Episode de l'histoire de Russie. Les faux Démétrius

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

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        Works. 14 Bände.

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

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        ATLANTEN. - Berlin, Julius. Elementar-Atlas der neuesten Erdkunde in 19 illuminirten Karten nebst dem Lehrbuche der Geographie für Volksschulen.

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

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        Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology and Natural History of the Amazon Valley

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

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

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

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        Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology and Natural History of the Amazon Valley

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

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        Map of the United States of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Granada and Venezuela.

      1853 - New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Steel engraving with original hand colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 865 x 1075mm. A pristine example. A brightly-coloured map of the United States surrounded by a decorative border of vines and grapes linking vignette scenes. Above the title is another vignette featuring a Bald eagle in front of a port, with a locomottive and a paddle steamer. Two other insets show the North Atlantic and the trans-Panama railway. On the map Oregon Territory is still coloured in its pre-1853 entirety, prior to the creation of Washington Territory, although 'Washington' is written across the top half. Usually these large Colton maps are found dissected an mounted on linen as a "case map ", however it is very unusual to find it in the original undissected format as this example.

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

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

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

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

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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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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