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        HISTOIRE DE LA RESTAURATION - EDITION ILLUSTREE - 8 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 - EDITION ILLUSTREE.

      1853. PAGNERRE - LECOU V. - FURNE ET CIE. 1853. In - 8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 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.

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Two Eras in the Life of the Felon Grovenor I. Layton. Who was lynched by the Vigilance Committee, at Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, June 17th, 1852. For Robbery, Murder and Arson, He Having Robbed Three Chilians (sic), Two Men and One Woman, of Ten Thousand Dollars in Gold Dust, at Mormon Gulch, Murdered and Burned Them, Together with Their Cabin, May 28th, 1852

      Published by Orton, New Orleans, Charleston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia 1853 - OTRON, A.R. (attributed) Two Eras in the Life of the Felon Grovenor I. Layton. Who was lynched by the Vigilance Committee, at Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, June 17th, 1852. For Robbery, Murder and Arson, He Having Robbed Three Chilians (sic), Two Men and One Woman, of Ten Thousand Dollars in Gold Dust, at Mormon Gulch, Murdered and Burned Them, Together with Their Cabin, May 28th, 1852 Mayhem in the Mines, Lurid Layton in Pictorial Wraps In the introduction to the 1998 Book Club of California edition, Editor Richard Dillon describes this work as ¿the best ¿written book in terms of seeming authenticity.¿ Popular culture and Gold Field fiction, interesting insights on attitudes toward Chileans in the Gold Rush, a rare gold field law item in collector¿s condition. Baltimore publisher Orton, about whom little seems to be known, published in the 1850¿s murderous accounts resembling this one, all being stories of murders, mayhem, and eventual hangings. It is believed that he in fact wrote most of them and that any number of them such as this work are fiction. In this story, Layton, originally from New York City, descends there into a life of dissipation, gambling, drinking, prostitution and murder before departing for California, where after numerous other similar crimes, he is finally hanged in Sonora. According to Kenneth Johnson in his article, ¿The Quest for Layton,¿ (The Pacific Historian Fall, 1972 pgs, 60-63) this publication was another example of fiction presented as fact, researching the rogue, Johnson could find no record of Layton, or the publisher, Orton. New Orleans, Charleston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia: Published by Orton 1853, Second Edition, (the First Edition was published by the same publishers in 1852), Octavo, 39 pages, Original yellow pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with title and imprint printed in red, border and portrait of Layton printed in green, lower wrap with lynching scene in green, original stitching. Wrappers with several closed tears neatly mended and a few small voids not affecting the text or illustrations. Wrappers and text moderately soiled and wrinkled. Housed and preserved in a dark green morocco and green cloth slipcase, green cloth chemise. Kurutz: The California Gold Rush 641b, Cowan pg 137 (lists only the 1852 printing), Howes L159, Not in Eberstadt, Soliday, Rocq, Six Guns, or Streeter. Scarce $5,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pacific Coast Books, ABAA,ILAB]
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        Nouvelle biographie universelle depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, avec les renseignements bibliographiques et l'indication des sources à consulter ; publiée par MM. Firmin Didot Frères, sous la direction de M. le Dr Hoefer.

      1853 23 demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, en partie passés. -Bel exemplaire. 46 tomes en 23 volumes in-8 ; Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, Novembre 1853-1877, Edition originale."Biographie universelle à dominante française dans l'ordre alphabétique des personnages." (A. Fierro).Vieilli mais non remplacé : les notices sont abondamment utilisées par les contributeurs de Wikipédia, qui oublient généralement les guillemets et la mention de la source.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Sérignan]
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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. Wien, 20. X. 1853.

      1853. 1 S, Qu.-8vo., auf Papierträger montiert. Acht Takte "Allegretto" für Klavier, gewidmet "To my dear Ida". Auf rot gedrucktem Notenpapier mit dekorativer Bordüre. - Der Ire Balfe, "ein äußerst rühriger Geist und vielseitiger Künstler, der aus seiner Kunst Geld zu machen verstand" (MGG I, 1102f.), wurde in England als Sänger gefeiert. "Seine in schneller Folge seit 1835 geschriebenen Opern waren erfolgreich [...] In London [erzielte] seine berühmteste Oper 'The Bohemian Girl' einen nachhaltigen Eindruck. Einige Reisen führten ihn 1846 nach Wien, 1849 nach Berlin. 1852-1856 besuchte er Petersburg und Triest, wo er mit Glück seine Opern aufführte" (ebda.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Krebs"). Dresden, 24. II. 1853.

      1853. 1 S. Gr.-4to. An einen Julius: "Es ist mein aufrichtiger Wunsch Dich dereinst in unserer Capelle zu besitzen. Auf welche Weise sich solches bewerkstelligen läßt muß d. Zeit lehren. Unsere gegenwärtige Weise ist, daß man als Aspirant eintreten muß, mit einem Gehalte von 150 Th. und so nach dem Absterben der Andern endlich avancirt. Dies ist die traurigste Anwartschaft, so geht es nicht. Indessen d. Nothwendigkeit hat auch schon günstigere Fälle bestimmt und so hoffe ich, daß sich d. Gelegenheit ereignen soll, daß Du sogleich einstens als Virtuose in erwünschter Stellung zu uns kommen sollst. Ausgesprochen habe ich diese Absicht schon gegen d. Intendanten und die Concertmeister [...]". - Krebs debütierte im Alter von sechs Jahren als Pianist und komponierte mit sieben Jahren seine erste Oper ("Feodora"). Seine musikalische Ausbildung erhielt er u. a. bei Ignaz Xaver Seyfried in Wien, wo er 1826 dritter Kapellmeister am Kärntnertortheater wurde. Seit 1827 am Hamburger Stadttheater tätig, trat er 1850 die Nachfolge Richard Wagners an der Dresdner Hofoper an. Krebs komponierte u. a. die Oper "Agnes Bernauer".

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        VOYAGE PITTOREQUE EN CALIFORNIE ET AU CHILI...

      Paris, 1853. xi,310[i.e. 308]pp. Half title. Contemporary half roan and marbled boards, spine gilt, all edges sprinkled brown. Bookplates on front pastedown. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. Very good. The Daniel Volkmann copy of a lively account of early French participation in the California Gold Rush. The first two-thirds of the book are occupied by the author's voyage to Chile, including his narrative of the journey across the Atlantic. Though somewhat distracted by seasickness and the state of the onboard cuisine, Lambertie manages to discuss a number of the islands passed along the route as well as the nature of the sea life that he encounters. After sailing around Cape Horn, he arrives in Valparaiso, of which he gives a detailed description, and also offers his thoughts on a short sojourn to Santiago. Lambertie arrived in San Francisco in March 1850. He writes at length about life in the city, its attractions, its perceived difficulties, and the attitudes of its American inhabitants towards European immigrants. After witnessing the fire of of May 3, 1850, he decides to venture to the gold fields near Stockton, and then to the diggings at the Mokelumne River. The final two chapter discuss the local Indian populations, before the narrative comes abruptly to an end. An eminently readable chronicle of an adventure in South America and California, in which the author, "Tightly wraps himself in the Romantic mantle, and promises a narrative rich in emotion and personal reaction" - Volkmann. Very scarce, with copies having come up for sale only a handful of times. COWAN, p. 134. HOWES L42. KURUTZ 388. SABIN 38741. VOLKMANN SALE 118 (this copy).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gran dizionario della mitologia di tutti i popoli 8 volumi Contenente la favola, o mitologia greca, latina, chinese, maomettana, rabbinica, slava, scandinavia, africana, americana, araba, iconologica, cabalistica, ec. ec., e le antichità de' popoli più illustri. Incominciata sulle tracce del dizionario delle favole di Francesco Noel continuata ed ampliata da F. Romani ed A. Peracchi

      Tipografia e Libreria Pirotta e C, 1853. In ottavo

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano]
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        Monument a la gloire de Marie. Litanies de la Très-Sainte Vierge. Nouvelle édition. Paris, P.-J. Camus, 1853.

      1853. 8vo. 248 pp. With 58 steel-engraved plates. Splendidly decorated beige satin binding (ca 1855), covers with brocade initials and coloured floral ornaments. Moirée silk endpapers; edges goffered and gilt. Extremely attractive, well-preserved satin binding showing the monogram of the Virgin Mary on the upper cover and the Empress's crowned, elaborately ornamented initial "E" on the lower cover. A lace-bordered leaf (H. Bertou) with a meticulous handwritten dedication in red and brown ink is inserted before the half-title: "Ad Elisabetta Amalia Graziosissima Imperatrice d'Austria [...] Per L'Augusto Consorte pei Figli diletti". - Occasional foxing to interior; the splendid binding is perfectly preserved. OCLC 557055399.

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        Two Thousand Miles Ride through the Argentine Provinces: Being an Account of the Natural Products of the Country, and Habits of the People; with a Historical Retrospect of the Rio de La Plata, Monte Video, and Corrientes

      1853. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. 6 plates (2 colored frontises and 4 lightly tinted lithos), folding map, xiv, 295, x, 323p. Later 1/2 leather. 19cm. Backstrip sunned on Vol. II making it appear lighter than on Vol. I. Moderate foxing on plates (and facing tissue guards if present) and just a bit elsewhere. Trimmed when rebound.

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        Trattato teorico - pratico - pirotecnico ossia l'arte di fare i fuochi di gioia. Contenente il dettaglio generale e particolarizzato delle materie, degli utensili, e della maniera di costruirli, collocarli e adoperarli

      Tipografia Faziola, 1853. In-8° (220x150mm), pp. 239, (8), legatura coeva m. pelle bionda con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati 2 tabelle ripiegate di composizioni chimiche per i fuochi d'artificio e 29 tavole litografiche ripiegate f.t. Qualche brunitura. Buon esemplare. Prima e unica edizione, impressa a Genova anonimamente e di notevole rarità, di trattato di pirotecnia sui fuochi artificiali. L'autore è indicato con le semplici iniziali T. B. L'opera si divide in cinque parti: "le materie, utensili e lavoro preliminare", "i fuochi da terra, da aria e da acqua, non che il loro effetto", "i fuochi aerostatici", "i fuochi da teatro", "nozioni sui fuochi da guerra". Manca al Melzi, al Passano e a tutti i repertori consultati. Philip, Bibliography of firework books, p. 148. Nessuna copia censita in SBN / ICCU. Italiano

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Octavo (202 × 131 mm). Bound in recent blue crushed morocco by Bayntun, titles and decoration to spine gilt, portrait of Dickens tooled in gilt to front cover, and facsimile of his signature to rear cover, all edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including the 10 "dark" plates) by "Phiz" ( H. K. Browne). Some occasional mild foxing to contents; an excellent copy, attractively bound. First edition, 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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        Biographies nationales. La Noblesse belge. Tome premier [seul].

      Bruxelles, Labroue, 1853. in-4, 436pp. - 56 planches. Relié demi-veau glacé outremer, coins, dos à faux-nerfs finement orné de frises et arabesques dorées, tomaison. (Reliure de l'époque). L'illustration se compose de 29 planches présentant chacune un blason soigneusement colorié ; 14 lithographies en bistre ou en deux couleurs, montrant des châteaux ou des tombeaux ; 9 portraits lithographiés sur pelure de Chine appliquée ; 4 planches gravées au trait. Charles Poplimont, né à Termonde en 1821, est l'un des grands héraldistes belges, auteur de "La Belgique héraldique" en 11 volumes. Il s'occupe ici de la famille royale ; des familles d'Alcantara ; de Prisse ; de Rhodes ; de Bagenrieux de Lanquesaint ; Wolters ; de Pitteurs ; Van den Broucke de Terbecq ; de Giey de Villars ; de Beauffort ; de Mérode ; de Crombrugghe ; de Gerlache ; Duvivier ; etc. L'identification de ce bel et important ouvrage n'est pas aisée. Il aurait paru en livraisons entre 1856 et 1858 selon Lorenz !, entre 1849 et 1854 selon Quérard XI, p. 501, une notice de libraire décrit un volume identique à celui-ci à la date de 1850 (avec 54 planches) et annonce le second volume pour 1854. - Bel exemplaire, frais et bien relié. Quelques rares piqûres ou petites rousseurs claires, marge de quelques-unes des lithographies courte (légende tronquée).

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        Pont sul Po presso Valenza

      1853. Veduta di Valenza e del ponte, percorso da un treno, lungo la linea ferroviaria Torino - Genova. La litografia, stampata a colori e ritoccata a mano all'epoca, fa parte dell'opera "Views on the Railway between Turin and Genoa." Litographed at the Establishment of Messrs. Day and Son, Litographers to the Queen, 1853. Questa serie di litografie raffiguranti il tratto della linea ferroviaria Torino-Genova, animate in primo piano, anche se in posizione non predominante, da alcuni personaggi. Protagonisti indiscussi il treno ed il paesaggio circostante, sovrastati da cieli di rara bellezza. Si noti l'abilissima costruzione prospettica, caratteristica fondamentale dello schema compositivo mm 285x460

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        voyage autour du monde sans la lettre A.

      in 12 broché couverture imprimée rempliée.Titre,33 pages,1 feuillets de notes Paris 1853 belle et rare édition sur beau papier.Proche de l'état de neuf «Tiré à petit nombre pour quelques curieux",comme l'indique un astérisque,intercalé entre les notes 10 et 11 à la page [35]:"Mot oublié dans la première édition".Dans l'édition originale,imprimée pour la "librairie nouvelle" au format in-16 et qui comptait 30 pages et 2 pages non chiffrées,à la page 27 figurait le verbe "serait".Cette narration des voyages de l'écrivain et explorateur Jacques Arago est rédigée sans employer la lettre "a" sur un rythme fougueux,dans un style hautement métaphorique. Vicaire,"Manuel de l'amateur de livres du 19e",Voyage autour du monde sans la lettre A",Paris,Les autodidactes, 1994

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        LE CHRONIQUEUR DU PÉRIGORD ET DU LIMOUSIN, revue historique, artistique et religieuse, sous la direction de M. Armand de Siorac. [3 volumes].

      1853Périgueux, Bouchabie, 1853-55. Trois volumes grand in-quarto (241 X 313) demi-basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de roulettes et filets dorés, titre et tomaisons dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 280 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort ; Tome II : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 288 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort dont une dépliante ; Tome III : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 288 pages, 12 planches sur vélin fort dont une dépliante. Petits manques de cuir aux mors des volumes, une coiffe arasée, dos uniformément foncés en noir. ÉDITION ORIGINALE et tête de collection de cette RARE PUBLICATION, illustrée de 24 PLANCHES HORS-TEXTE dont une dépliante et certaines à fond teinté. Notre exemplaire est complet des trois premières années (1853, 1854 et 1855) : il manque la quatrième et dernière année publiée en 1856, qui, tout comme l'année 1855, ne contient pas de planches illustrées. (ROUMÉJOUX, I-132). SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE, dans sa solide reliure de l'époque, au corps d'ouvrage frais et grand de marges. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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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. de Band:

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        Histoire de la République de Venise par P. Daru. Précédée d'une notice sur sa vie par M. Viennet. 4° édition augmentée des critiques et observations de M. Tiepolo et de leur réfutation par M. le comte Daru.

      Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1853. 9 volumes in-8° de LI-477, 467, 502, 450, 468, 398, 479, 389 & 568 pages. Les trois derniers volumes sont consacrés aux pièces justificatives, à l'importante Table des matières, ainsi qu'aux Observations d'Almoro Tiepolo et aux Réponses de Daru.. Intérieur très frais, sans rousseurs. Reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisses ornés de filets et dentelle dorés, titres dorés (quelques épidermures, mais bel aspect d'ensemble).

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        Archive of 47 Mexican Manuscript and Printed Documents -Laws, Decrees, Circulars- from the Ministry of War and Navy: June - December 1853

      [Tacubaya], 1853. First edition. Loose leaves disbound from a later made-up volume. Overall very good.. [77 pp.] on 43 leaves, some folded. Beginning on June 1, 1853, shortly after Santa Anna's return to Mexico as dictator, and ending December 29, 1853, just two weeks after he extended his rule indefinitely and had himself given the title of "most serene highness," these documents cover a period of three leaders in the Ministry of War and Navy: Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil, Juan Suárez y Navarro, and Lino J. Alcorta; all prominent santannistas. Eight are issued by Tornel, the most federalist of Santa Anna's advisors, who fell ill and died in September 1853; ten are issued by Juan Suárez y Navarro, chief administrator of the Ministry of War -the first document noting "por enfermedad de su S. E., J. Suarez Navarro" on September 10th- who coveted the position as Minster of War and Navy, but broke with Santa Anna just three weeks later when Lino J. Alcorta was appointed minister in his stead, and who issued the remaining twenty- nine documents. Thirteen of the documents are printed; 34 are in manuscript, either originals or perhaps manuscripts reproduced by an early form heliography. Similar documents were described by Dr. W. Michael Mathes in a 2004 auction catalogue as "an early form of holography [i.e. heliography] using a concentrated beam of sunlight to transfer text, a process employed in Mexico during a brief period between 1850 and 1856 for short runs and to avoid printing delays and costs. Lithography was impractical for such short-run imprints, as it was extraordinarily costly, took weeks, and presented difficulties in reproducing the writer's hand." In a few instances the date on the manuscript documents differs from that of the later publication. The documents are primarily concerned with bringing professionalism and discipline to the army (and the nation), stemming desertions and bolstering the draft (though exempting indigenous peoples), punishing theft and corruption, building fortifications and other public works, increasing weaponry, and creating militias. OCLC locates no copies of any of these individual documents, though some of the printed items are held at Berkeley, and except for the auction noted above, we could find no listings, catalogue holdings, or auction records for items reproduced in a similar fashion to those included. Detailed list upon request.

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        Brooklyn, N.Y. 1854

      New York: Smith, Fern & Co., 1853 - A RARE AND SPLENDID VIEW OF EARLY BROOKLYN Engraved by Wellstood & Peters. 29 ½ x 43 ½ inches visible, 33 ¼ x 47 ½ inches framed. Engraving on paper (minor stain on lower left corner, faint discolorations extending into image). Title printed on lower margin, annotation in cursive below respectfully dedicating this work to the citizens of Brooklyn. This rare early view of Brooklyn, New York is based on a painting by Benjamin Franklin Smith, Jr. It is from the vantage point of the West (approximately the area of the Wall Street Pier) and shows a vibrant East River scene, teeming with sailboats and a few early steam vessels, including the paddle wheel passenger steamer Empire State. The delicate ripples of the river and silvery cloud formations in the sky contribute pleasing atmospheric elements to the scene. In the very foreground, human figures in period dress are visible aboard boats and ships of various sizes. A rowboat heads toward shore alongside a steamship, showcasing the coexistence of industrial and pre-industrial modes of transport and signifying a moment of great transition and transformation in the history of this iconic city. A meticulously rendered cityscape of buildings and churches is visible on the other side of the river, and stretches splendidly across the horizon. The land of Brooklyn first became populated by Europeans in the 17th century, when Dutch settlers named the small town on the East River shore of Long Island "Breuckelen." It grew to be a full-fledged city in the 19th century, when industrial development and economic activity rose due to the city’s proximity to the shipping center of the East River shore. For much of the 19th century, Brooklyn was known as the 3rd most populous city in the United States. In the 1883 poem "The New Colossus," inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus called Brooklyn a "twin city" of New York, and it officially became a part of New York City in 1898. Today, Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York and a center of art, culture, music, and business, whose vibrancy and diversity rival that of its longtime neighbor and partner, Manhattan island. From 1848 to 1856, the four Smith brothers (Francis Smith, George Warren Smith, David Clifford Smith, and Benjamin Franklin Smith) issued a series of large folio views of cities from throughout the eastern half of America. Benjamin Franklin Smith, Jr., the youngest of the brothers, was the "artist of the family" and responsible for drawing six of the views, while collaborating with J.W. Hill on six others (Reps, 206). Originally from Maine, the Smith brothers established an independent publishing firm specializing in city views at around 1849, after traveling and jointly publishing views with the artist Edwin Whitefield for several years. This separation from Whitefield was likely driven by the clear artistic talent of Benjamin Franklin Smith, who quickly proved himself able to compete with the more experienced Whitefield. According to scholar John Reps, B.F. Smith "possessed artistic skills of a very high order, clearly surpassing those of Whitefield" (Reps, 207). On the subject of the Smith brothers’ series of city views, Reps remarks: "large and imposing in size, splendidly drawn.the Smith brothers’ views achieved a standard that equalled or surpassed the best work of its kind" (Reps 207). Reference: John W. Reps, "Views and Viewmakers of Urban America" (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1984), 206-208. Our goal is highly competitive prices and the best quality of pull, paper patine, and condition.

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        The Poultry Book

       Orr & Co. Amen Corner, London, (1853). IV, 2 Blatt, 324 S. mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 1 chromolithographischem Titel und 21 chromolithographischen Tafeln von Harrison Weir, original goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband, Grobschnitt, quart, (etwas fleckig) - seltenes komplettes Exemplar in guter Erhaltung / nicht bei Möbes - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Ornithologie

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        Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs.

      London: S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley for G. Willis, and (vol. VII) by S. & J. Bentley and Henry Fley for Willis and Sotheran, 1853-1857. - 7 vols, 8vo (211 x 125mm), pp. I: iv, 230; II: iv, 233, [1 (imprint)]; III: iv, 240; IV: iv, 215, [1 (imprint)]; V: iv, 192; VI: iv, 185, [1 (blank)]; VII: vi, [2 (errata, blank)], 1-132, 135-206 (A2 and A3 reversed, p. 65 misnumbered '56', pagination skips from 132 to 135); 435 hand-coloured lithographic plates (of which 8 black and white) by Meÿer and family, all plates facing blank ll.; occasional very light foxing; ?publisher's red straight-grained morocco elaborately gilt, boards with gilt double-ruled and ornamental frames, spine gilt decorated in 6 compartments between raised bands, directly lettered in 2, edges and turn-ins with ornamental gilt-tooled rolls, all edges gilt; extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, spines a bit darkened, endpapers lightly foxed, overall a very fine, well-preserved set with very fresh plates.Second octavo edition. Meÿer's British Birds is, '[w]ith the possible exception of Lord Lilford's Birds, [which was published some fifty years later] [ ] the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published' (Wood). Meÿer was a British artist of Dutch extraction aiming to represent birds in a natural, life-like manner. His characteristically wonderfully detailed, accurate and attractive plates resulted from a collaboration of the Meÿer family, headed by Meÿer's wife, 'an accomplished artist, [who] not only executed such drawings as were not made by her husband, but drew many of the plates upon the stones' (Mullens and Swann, p. 399), with colouring done by their children. Mrs Meÿer is known to have visited the gardens of the Zoological Society to study birds, while the eggs were collected by the family or sent by friends. Encouraged by the success of the folio, plates-only edition (Illustrations of British Birds, 1835-50), Meÿer planned a second series, Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, which was also to be published in parts, but now in tandem with Yarrell's History of British Birds. 'Yarrell's work had many delightful wood engravings as text-figures. Meyer's idea was to supplement these with hand-coloured lithographs. The almost inevitable result was that the parts after a very short time did not synchronise in their publication dates and soon became two entirely separate works'. This first octavo edition of Coloured Illustrations (1842-1850) was the first to contain letterpress text (4 or 5 pages per species) to make up for its separation from Yarrell's History. For the colouring Meÿer's son Charles 'invented a system of stencilling the colouring of the bird figures and the eggs, thus keeping the lines clean and also speeding up the tedious colouring process for his brothers and sisters' (Christina Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography. London, 1975, pp. 60-61).Due to adjustments as the series progressed, and as for the folio edition, the later editions contain a varying number of plates, some of which were redrawn or their colouring altered. This second octavo edition has, among other things, 'an extra plate of eggs which were unknown when the previous edition was published' (Wood). This set is more elaborately illustrated than many extant copies, including that listed by Wood: vol. I of this set has one additional plate of eggs and three further black-and-white plates, including the plate of the Golden Eagle's beak (referred to on p. 139 but bound in towards the beginning of the volume, beside the plate of the Golden Eagle). This set is further bound in an elaborate morocco-gilt binding which we have seen in other sets on the market in the past years, and which is therefore likely to be the publisher's binding.Mullens and Swann, p. 404; Wood, p. 462. Language: English

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        Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.

      Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo(21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.= This is the start of an intended series of geological, volcanological and physical contributions by this eminent German geologist, but it remained all that was published. The present works deal mainly with the volcanos of Mexico and part of the Andes. However, also included is the work titled "Untersuchungen über die eudiometrischen Mittel und über das Verhältnis der wesentliche Bestandtheile der Atmosphäre" written together with the great French physicist and chemist J. L. Gay-Lussac, as well as a few smaller papers, and a new introduction by Von Humboldt. The fine plates show the volcanoes in Equador and Mexico. Two plates are maps, one plate is coloured, containing a comparative outline of the highest mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, and South America, indicating their climate zones. Rare. The text is rather foxed, due to the quality of the paper but the atlas with its beautiful tinted views, is clean. Sabin 33.725; Ward and Carozzi, 1154.

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        The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]

      London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. Thick 8vo. 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.= Rare hand-coloured edition of this standard work on molluscs which is the source of many new, valid names and of type-designations. Uncoloured copies are rather common, but the last coloured copy on sale is probably the one listed in Junk's "Conchology. Old and rare books list 52" (published ca. 1986). As noted in that catalogue, the fine colouring is confined mainly to the living animals. There are an unusual high number of living specimens figured. Many living animals were drawn by Arthur Adams while on board the "Samarang" as the ship's surgeon and zoologist. Under the command of Edward Belcher, H.M.S. Samarang explored the eastern seas from 1843 to1846. A few neatly handwritten taxonomical annotations on the explanatory leaves, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 25.

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        Châtiments

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

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        HISTOIRE DES PYRENEES ET DES RAPPORTS INTERNATIONAUX DE LA FRANCE AVEC L'ESPAGNE DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. ANNALES DE LA CATALOGNE, DE L'ARAGON, DE LA NAVARRE, DU PAYS BASQUE, DU BEARN, DU BIGORRE, DU COMMINGES, DU COMTE DE FOIX, DU ROUSSILLON, DE LA CERDAGNE, DE NARBONNE, ET DE CARCASSONNE, ETC.

      PARIS. AMYOT. 1853-1855.5 TOMES EN 5 VOLUMES IN-8 (14,5 X 22,5 X 15 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 435, (4) + 432, (4) + 499, (4) + 523 ET (4) + 496 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 CHAGRIN VERT SOULIGNEE D'UN DOUBLE FILET DORE, DOS A QUATRE FAUX NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. EDITION ORIGINALE. (LABARERE. I. 84). DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT COIFFES, SINON EXEMPLAIRE CONVENABLE.

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        Le Faiseur - Comédie en cinq actes et en prose.

      Entièrement conforme au manuscrit de l'auteur.ÉDITION ORIGINALE rare et recherchée. Paris, Alexandre Cadot - 1853 - 251 pages. Reliure demi chagrin bleu foncé de l'époque. Plats percaline bleu foncé. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Signet. Rousseurs uniquement sur les 3 premiers feuillets. Très bon état. Format in-8°(17x11).

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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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        Das alte Wien. Darstellungen der alten Plätze und merkwürdigsten jetzt größtentheils verschwundenen Gebäude Wien`s nach den seltensten gleichzeitigen Originalen. Mit einem erläuternden Texte aus den bewährtesten Geschichtsquellen. 12 Hefte in 1 Band.

      J. P. Sollinger s Witwe / Zamarski 1853 - 1856, Wien - Mit 44 Tafeln (kpl.). Einband der Zeit, dieser berieben und bestoßen. Schnitt bzw. Seitenrand gebräunt, fingerfleckig re unten, etwas stockfleckig, vereinzelt fleckig. Einige Tafeln rückseitig fachmännisch geklebt, eine Tafel mit kl. Einriss, kleinere Knickspuren. Karten rückseitig mit Bleistift beschriftet. In deutscher Sprache. pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album de l'expédition romaine.

      Martial Place, 1853. In-folio (cm. 63 x 43), pp. (4) 16. Con frontespizio figurato raffigurante i cinque monumenti di Roma, 13 tavole fuori testo in litografia seppiata con la rappresentazione delle manovre militari a Roma e dintorni (Acqua Acetosa, Castel di Guido, Acqua-Traversa, Piazza di Monte Cavallo, Villa Aldobrandini, ecc) e 2 (di 4!) grandi carte topografiche. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine. Tracce do sporco limitate a due carte di testo preliminare, peraltro ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera rara ed assai interessante per l'ampia e bella parte iconografica con splendide vedute eseguite su disegni dell'autore.

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        The Lisbon Guide, or an historical and descriptive view of the the city of Lisbon and its environs, with notices of the chief places of interst in Portuguese estremadura.

      Lisbon Antonio Joaquim de Paula 1853 - Second edition. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm), pp.348, 10 engraved plates including 2 double-page, some foxing to a couple of plates, discreet stamp , ink inscription on title-page, marbled endpapers, bound in contemporary morocco backed mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and ruled, extremities worn; overall a good solid copy. This historical guide was originally published in 1848 as "The Stranger's Guide to Lisbon". Both editions are extremely scarce but this edition contains attractive engraved plates of the Cathedral, Aqueduct and several views including one of Cintra. Unusual work. [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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        Das alte Wien. Darstellung der alten Plätze und merkwürdigsten jetzt größtentheils verschwundenen Gebäude Wien's nach den seltensten gleichzeitigen Originalen. Mit einem erläuternden Texte aus den bewährtesten Geschichtsquellen. Wien, Sollingers Witwe, 1853.

      1853. 12 Hefte in einem Band. Zusammen 268 SS. Mit 44 mehrfach gefalteten, gest. bzw. lithogr. Tafeln. Originalleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Rückenvergoldung. 4to. Gutes, vollständiges Exemplar des gesuchten Werkes zur Stadtgeschichte mit den durchwegs doppelblattgroßen Ansichten von Wiener Straßen, Monumenten, Gebäuden und Plätzen. Die für diese Veduten verwendeten Vorlagen stammen meist noch aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. - Aus der Sammlung Ringer, Wien. Innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Mayer 403. Nebehay/W. 637. Gugitz III, 12117.

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        Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs.

      7 vols, 8vo (211 x 125mm), pp. I: iv, 230; II: iv, 233, [1 (imprint)]; III: iv, 240; IV: iv, 215, [1 (imprint)]; V: iv, 192; VI: iv, 185, [1 (blank)]; VII: vi, [2 (errata, blank)], 1-132, 135-206 (A2 and A3 reversed, p. 65 misnumbered '56', pagination skips from 132 to 135); 435 hand-coloured lithographic plates (of which 8 black and white) by Meÿer and family, all plates facing blank ll.; occasional very light foxing; ?publisher's red straight-grained morocco elaborately gilt, boards with gilt double-ruled and ornamental frames, spine gilt decorated in 6 compartments between raised bands, directly lettered in 2, edges and turn-ins with ornamental gilt-tooled rolls, all edges gilt; extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, spines a bit darkened, endpapers lightly foxed, overall a very fine, well-preserved set with very fresh plates.Second octavo edition. Meÿer's British Birds is, '[w]ith the possible exception of Lord Lilford's Birds, [which was published some fifty years later] [...] the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published' (Wood). Meÿer was a British artist of Dutch extraction aiming to represent birds in a natural, life-like manner. His characteristically wonderfully detailed, accurate and attractive plates resulted from a collaboration of the Meÿer family, headed by Meÿer's wife, 'an accomplished artist, [who] not only executed such drawings as were not made by her husband, but drew many of the plates upon the stones' (Mullens and Swann, p. 399), with colouring done by their children. Mrs Meÿer is known to have visited the gardens of the Zoological Society to study birds, while the eggs were collected by the family or sent by friends. Encouraged by the success of the folio, plates-only edition (Illustrations of British Birds, 1835-50), Meÿer planned a second series, Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, which was also to be published in parts, but now in tandem with Yarrell's History of British Birds. 'Yarrell's work had many delightful wood engravings as text-figures. Meyer's idea was to supplement these with hand-coloured lithographs. The almost inevitable result was that the parts after a very short time did not synchronise in their publication dates and soon became two entirely separate works'. This first octavo edition of Coloured Illustrations (1842-1850) was the first to contain letterpress text (4 or 5 pages per species) to make up for its separation from Yarrell's History. For the colouring Meÿer's son Charles 'invented a system of stencilling the colouring of the bird figures and the eggs, thus keeping the lines clean and also speeding up the tedious colouring process for his brothers and sisters' (Christina Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography. London, 1975, pp. 60-61). Due to adjustments as the series progressed, and as for the folio edition, the later editions contain a varying number of plates, some of which were redrawn or their colouring altered. This second octavo edition has, among other things, 'an extra plate of eggs which were unknown when the previous edition was published' (Wood). This set is more elaborately illustrated than many extant copies, including that listed by Wood: vol. I of this set has one additional plate of eggs and three further black-and-white plates, including the plate of the Golden Eagle's beak (referred to on p. 139 but bound in towards the beginning of the volume, beside the plate of the Golden Eagle). This set is further bound in an elaborate morocco-gilt binding which we have seen in other sets on the market in the past years, and which is therefore likely to be the publisher's binding. Mullens and Swann, p. 404; Wood, p. 462.

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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, original blindstamped brown cloth 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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        Magikon. Archiv für Beobachtungen aus dem Gebiet der Geisterkunde und des magnetischen und magischen Lebens nebst anderen Zugaben für Freunde des Innern.

      Stuttgart, Ebner & Seubert 1840 - 1853. - 5 Bände. Dekorative dunkelrote HLdr.-Bde. um 1890. Kirchner II, 9773; Ackermann II, 226; Rosenthal 3106; Graesse BMP 80; Goed. VIII, 210, 76. - Komplett sehr seltene Ausgabe. Mit Beiträgen von Kerner, Fr. v. Meyer, F. Notter u. a. über Geistererscheinungen, Heilungen durch Magnetismus, Traumdeutung, Somnambulismus, Vampirismus, Hexenprozesse, J. Böhme, Reichenbach etc. - Aus dem Inhalt: Ueber Herrn Professor Fischers zu Basel Kunst vom Geisterglauben zu erlösen; Zur Geschichte der Wünschelrute; Die Spuckereien im schwedischen Gripsholm (von Arndt); Tierseelenkunde; Voraussagende Träume; Vom fliegenden Holländer; Tassos Dämon; Operationen während des magnetischen Schlafes; Nach Gustav Schwab`s Tod (Gedicht von Kerner); Mittheilungen aus Graubünden (Das Todtenvolk, Die Schannéner Jungfrau.), Ekstase durch den Gebrauch von Haschisch (Bd. 5, SS. 331-362). - Es fehlt das Portrait. Bde. 1, 2, 4 und 5 tls. gering berieben und leicht bestoßen, tls. gebräunt bzw. etwas braunfleckig. Der Bd. 3 leider mit erheblichem Schaden durch Feuchteinwirkung am Einband: Rücken dadurch mit Fehlstellen, das Leder um die Fehlstellen bröselig, hintere Decke stark fleckig, der grüne Leinenbezug färbt noch ab. Der Buchblock davon selbst nur wenig betroffen, im vergleichbaren, tls. gebräunten und braunfleckigen Zustand wie die übrigen Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Old Field Officer or Military and Sporting Adventures of Major Worthington

      Black, Edinburgh 1853 - 2 Vols. Original coth. Some foxing. A rare copy of the first edition with the original cloth in very good state. Ref.Milit25. The author's experience in India, Africa, Ceylon etc Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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