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         Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der menschlichen Anatomie. Mit 112 Tafeln. Zweite Auflage.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1854 - Thick octavo. Pp. 422. Plus 112 engraved plates, contemporary hand-coloured, tipped-in. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth, spine gilt, joints and corner-tips worn; title-page browned, minor sporadic foxing, 3 plates loose. In good condition. ~ Second German edition. Translated and adapted from the French by Friedrich Wilhelm Assmann. Superb plates. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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         Original three-quarter length lithograph by Battistelli

      Rome, 1854. Binney: Italian Dance Prints 92. Arrigoni and Bertarelli 1556. Ferraris, "queen of the Paris Opéra," studied with Carlo Blasis, who "considered her among his most successful students. In his writings he spared no praise for the beauty of her bearing, the lightness of her dancing, and the precision and strength of her technique... Considered 'a new Taglioni'... she knew how to fuse harmoniously the characteristics of the Romantic style with the brilliance of the highly virtuosic technique prevailing in the second half of the century." Claudia Celi in the International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 2, p. 587. Italian Romantic ballet prints are quite scarce.. 300 x 235 mm. + wide margins. Printed on wove paper. The subject is seated within a double-line border with decorative devices at corners, turned to her right with her hands crossed in her lap, holding a tambourine. With facsimile signature and the letters "DGDDD" to lower margin. Slightly worn and creased; remnants of seals to blank margin with small 5 mm. hole to lower right corner; very small circular collector's stamp to lower left. Partially laid down to backing paper.

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         Himalayan Journals; Or, Notes Of A Naturalist In Bengal, The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c. - A set splendidly bound by Hayday of London.

      John Murray, London 1854 - Two volumes octavo most attractively bound in light tan calf. spines with contrasting leather labels; compartments ornately gilt between raised bands; London 1854 in bottom compartments; double gilt fillet and double blind tool to boards; edges of boards gilt; inner dentelles gilt; marbled boards and edges - there is a little rubbing and a light scuff mark on lower board of the first volume - a lovely example of the craftsmanship of one of the top tier of London binders. There is a little browning to parts of the text and plates (mostly confined to the blank reverse). Volume 1. xxvii, 408pp. (Errata pasted to the final blank), with 5 coloured lithographs, 45 wood-engravings and 2 folding maps. Volume 2. xii, 487pp., with 7 coloured lithographs, (one of which is folding), 35 wood-engravings and Dhurma Rajah' s Seal lithographed in red at the end. This set bears the bookplate of Linley Blathwayt who served in the Indian Army and was also a distinguished naturalist , Entomologist and plant grower. The obituary notice in the Times of December 12th, 1911 for Sir Joseph Hooker, has also been tipped into this set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Museum of Science & Art. Illustrated by engravings on wood.

      London: Walton and Maberly, 1854–6 - 12 volumes bound in 6, octavo (184 x 113 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards and spines decorated in blind, centrepiece to front boards in gilt and to rear boards in blind, yellow endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper of vol. 1, ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns, binder's tickets to rear pastedowns. Spines lightly sunned, extremities bumped and rubbed, a few marks to cloth, contents occasionally foxed, overall a bright, clean set. Woodcut illustrations throughout. First edition, the complete set, of the Irish writer and popular lecturer's treatises on a wide range of scientific topics, including astronomy, geology, optical images, the steam engine, and clocks. "At the height of his career, [Lardner] lectured extensively on scientific and technical subjects, wrote prolifically, and became a scientific celebrity. He wrote treatises on mechanics, pneumatics, and Newton's optics for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and contributed the chapters on algebra and geometrical analysis to the Encyclopedia Metropolitana. He oversaw seven editions of The Steam Engine Familiarly Explained and Illustrated, which eventually had eleven editions in Britain, as well as American editions and translations into French, German, Italian, and Danish; The Athenaeum called it 'the most popular mechanical treatise ever published' (962). He promoted the new Monthly Chronicle and edited it in 1838 and 1839. He contributed important articles to the Edinburgh Review, notably a clear account of Charles Babbage's calculating engine (which Babbage himself recommended), and discussions of issues relating to steam transportation. He enjoyed great popularity as a lecturer, appearing at the Royal, London, and London mechanics' institutions; his lectures to provincial literary and philosophical societies and mechanics' institutes were eagerly awaited and widely praised as appearances of a great figure from the metropolis" (ODNB). Lardner became renowned as the editor of the 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia during the 1830s and 1840s, whose contributors included Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, Robert Southey, Sir David Brewster, and Mary Shelley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         BALDER: PART THE FIRST

      1854 - [DOBELL, Sydney Thompson]. BALDER: PART THE FIRST. London: Smith, Elder, And Co., 1854. Small 8vo., original embossed green cloth, spine stamped in gilt. First Edition. Signed presentation from Dobell (as "The Author") on the title page: "Sarah Jane James, From her affectionate friend, The Author." Only the first part of this poem was completed and is a work in the Spasmodic School of writing at the time. Good (shallow abrasion base of spine, very tiny tear head of spine, & some minor chips rear edge of spine). Overall, not a bad copy. $1,250.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         General Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Territory of Utah: Presented to the Legislative Assembly December 18, 1854

      Joseph Cain, Public Printer, Great Salt Lake City 1854 - 8pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] White printed wrappers. Fine. Sheet is uncut. This early Territorial imprint had a print run of only 100 copies. This short work is uncommon in any condition, and this is in beautiful, as new condition. The Auerbach catalog states that this piece is "Extremely Rare." Auerbach I: 1359. McMurtrie 24. Not in Flake/Draper. OCLC only shows three institutional holdings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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         Schriften. 28 Bände. Gute Halblederbde um 1900 mit Rückentitel, Numerierung und dezenter Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1828-1854. - – Derselbe. Kritische Schriften. 4 Bände. Gebunden wie die Hauptreihe. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1848-1852. Erste rechtmäßige und einzige große Gesamtausgabe, beste Ausgabe auf teils starkem Velin-Papier. Mit den 12 Bänden 'Gesammelte Novellen', von denen die letzten 8 oft fehlen, und den 4 Bänden 'Kritische Schriften', ebenfalls in Erstausgabe, die Tieck – unabhängig von der Gesamtausgabe – selbständig in Leipzig bei Brockhaus erscheinen ließ. Nicht enthalten sind die Lyrik, unveröffentlichte Jugendschriften und fast das gesamte Übersetzungswerk. "Die Lückenhaftigkeit dieser sonst unentbehrlichen Quellenausgaben erschwert den Überblick über das Gesamtwerk Tiecks . Eine umfassende Leseausgabe von Tiecks Schriften zu erstellen, bleibt eine dringende Forderung an die Romantikforschung" (Paulin, Metzler, 2 f.). – Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, teils gebräunt. Titel verso mit kleinem altem Besitzstempel von Wieland Schmidt. Band 1 mit Schabspur am unteren Kapital. Je zwei Lagen in den Bänden 21, 22, 24 und 25 im anastatischen Nachdruck, wie meist bei später gebundenen Exemplaren. Der Verlag de Gruyter, der das Lager von Reimer übernommen hatte und noch lange die Bogen dieser Gesamtausgabe vertrieb, ergänzte die vergriffenen Lagen mit diesen Nachdrucken. Gute, einheitlich gebundene Reihe. – Goed. VI 43, 127 und 128 (Bände 21-28); 124 (Krit. Schriften). Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         He Moemoea. Otira, Ko Nga Korero O Te Huarahi, E Rere Atu Nei Te Tangat I. Tenei Ao, A, Tapoko Noa Ano Ki Tera Ao Atu; He Kufu Whakarite, Na Hoani Paniama. He Mea Whakamaori Mai i Te Reo Pakeha. "Patukina, a, ka tuwhera kia koutou." The Pilgrim's Progress,

      Poneke, Poneke 1854 - pp.225. 1st Maori Language Edition. The Pilgram's Progress, translated into the Maori Language under direction of the government. Illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound in red cloth, handwritten title on spine. Pages unopened. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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         The Metallic Wealth of the United States Described and Compared with that of Other Countries

      Lippincott & Grambo & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1854 - Tall 8vo, original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated with three lithographed plates and text illustrations, xxxii, 510 pp., inscribed "compliments of the author". Spine a bit faded, a couple of small pieces torn away at top and bottom of spine, old stain to rear cover, corners rubbed, nevertheless, binding is in very good condition, internally near fine. Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896) was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale in 1839. He wanted a scientific career and did some geological work after college, but went to Europe for additional training. When he returned he became a field geologist for a company in Michigan. During his career he would be involved in a number of important geological surveys, and would even serve as professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa for a few years. The present work, which is quite scarce, is highly regarded and was "one of the first systematic texts in the field, it stimulated serious research on mineral ores and helped to establish mining geology as a scientific discipline." DSB). Includes, laid in, two geological off-prints by Whitney, extracted from other works. American National Biography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland.

      1854. A Prominent Rhode Islander and His Son Record Their Impressions of Paris, France and Switzerland [Manuscript]. Hoppin, William Warner [1807-1890]. Hoppin, Frederick Street [1834-1907]. [Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland, October 1845-January, 1846, One Kept by William Warber Hoppi, The Other by His Son, Frederick Street Hoppin]. Two books. [92]; [92] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Stiff patterned-paper boards. Some creases and moderate edgewear to boards, which are detached, spines perished. Light toning to leaves of both diaries, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves of the diary kept by Frederick Street Hoppin, a few leaves detached and edgeworn, text in neat hand to 11 leaves of diary kept by William Warner Hoppin. $1,000. * These diaries were kept by two members of a prominent Providence, Rhode Island family. William Warner Hoppin, a lawyer, was the Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Also a lawyer, his son Frederick Street Hoppin was never engaged in active practice and lived the life of a leisured gentleman. William Hoppin's diary commences with the arrival of his arrival in France with his family. It goes on in great detail where the Hoppinses took their apartments in Paris, their experiences with French tutors, their tours around France and their visits with several prominent figures, such as the pope and the king and queen of France (The King said he had visited Newport and Providence and would like to visit them again.) A classic New Englander, Hoppin considered Paris a vulgar, sinful city. The period covered by this diary is October 9, 1845 through January 1846. Overall, his copious details are amazing. Frederick Street Hoppin, then 11 years old, went to the same places with his family. Given his age, his diary offers an interesting perspective on his father's impressions. His diary commences in February in France and goes through to the end of July, when the family paid a visit to Switzerland. Written by two observant individuals, both are wonderful examples of the diaries kept by well-connected wealthy Americans who traveled to Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century.

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         Les Filles du Feu. Nouvelles [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos lisse orné en long, filet doré en mors et coins, date en queue, premier plat de couverture conservée, reliure signée de Vermorel, D. Giraud, Paris, 1854, 2 ff., xx-336 pp. Superbe exemplaire (infime choc à un coin, état parfait par ailleurs, d'une fraîcheur parfaite, ce qui est rare), magnifique relié, de l'une des plus précieuses éditions originales du siècle. "C'est dans cet ouvrage rare qu'a paru pour la première fois un petit chef-d'oeuvre : Sylvie" (Carteret, I, 220). "Rare et de plus en plus recherché, souvent piqué" (Clouzot, 128). Vicaire, VI, 58 Français

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         Oeuvres de François Rabelais, contenant la vie de Gargantua et celle de Pantagruel. Illustrations par Gustave Doré.

      Paris, Bry Ainé, 1854. - In-4 à deux colonnes de 2 ff. et 339-(1) pp. Première édition illustrée d'un frontispice, de 14 planches hors texte avec légende et de 88 vignettes gravés sur bois, dans le texte, de Gustave DORE. Premier tirage des gravures sur bois. Exemplaire d'une grande fraicheur, non rogné. Demi-maroquin rouge orangé à coins, dos à nerfs joliment orné de caissons dorés ornementés de fers à froid entourant un losange de pointillés dorés, date en pied, filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée. 2 coins légèrement émoussés, minime accroc avec manque de cuir à un plat. Reliure signée de Canape. Dos et couvertures illustrées en couleurs de l'époque conservés, dont le premier plat tiré en rouge et vert avec la vignette tirée en rouge, et le second plat avec la vignette tirée en vert, petites salissures. Oeuvres augmentées de plusieurs fragments et de deux chapitres du Ve livre restitués d'après un manuscrit de la Bibliothèque Impériale. L'ouvrage est précédé d'une notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages de Rabelais, augmenté de nouveaux documents par P.L. Jacob bibliophile. Nouvelle édition revue sur les meilleurs textes et particulièrement les travaux de J. Le Duchat et de S. De L'Aulnaye. Eclaircie quant à l'Orthographe et à la Ponctuation, et accompagnée de Notes succintes et d'un Glossaire par Louis Barré. Carteret, Livres Illustrés du XIX° siècle, p.510 : "Cet ouvrage populaire est fort recherché aujourd'hui pour les puissantes compositions de Gustave Doré qui s'était fait la main pour son admirable illustration des Contes Drolatiques (1855) qui parut l'année suivante". Considérée comme une des meilleures productions de Gustave DORE. Carteret précise également que la "couverture très fragile est fort rare en bon état". La couverture de notre exemplaire, est celle du second tirage (encadrement rouge et vert), mais à l'exception de la couverture, notre exemplaire est bien du premier tirage de 1854. Bel exemplaire, très frais, dans une jolie reliure de Canape. Carteret III, 510. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 1: Message from the President of the United States. Part III [ONLY], Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompanying The Message [Maps and Views to Accompany Message and Documents, 1854-5]

      A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, D. C. 1854 - Complete with 45, mostly folding, maps, plans, and illustrations. Cloth is torn along lower joint, and shows wear at spine ends. Gilt stamped lettering on top cover remains bright. Blank front free end page shows a few tears on edges. Contents show light scattered edge wear and some misfold and creases to folding maps. Volume remains clean and otherwise intact. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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         Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People; or, An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards, 1854. Eighth edition. Leather bound. 199pp. Sextodecimo [14.5 cm] Full brown leather. Gilt title on backstrip. Good only. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small loss from the leather at the head of the spine. The endsheets are stained and have numerous contemporary owners' names. Former owner's name on the verso of the front free end sheet. The rear pastedown has a crack that runs from the top to the bottom. There are very light stains in the margins of the pages at the beginning and end of the text. The pages are browned. The book is sturdy. Pratt's Voice of Warning was not the first LDS publication to lay out the tenets and theology of the fledgling Mormon Faith, but it was the first to specifically lay out the differences of Mormonism and other Christian Faiths. One of the most important and early volumes of Mormon doctrine. Flake/Draper 6633.

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         Geschichte des Theaters in Preußen, vornämlich der Bühnen in Königsberg und Danzig von ihren ersten Anfängen bis zu den Gastspielen J. Fischer's und L. Devrient's

      Königsberg Dalkowski 1854 0 - 840 S., 2 Bl., OHalbleder-Band mit gold-geprägt. Titel u. Illustr. auf Rücken (das Überzugspapier vermutl. später), grün-marmor. Schnitt, rotes Lesebändchen, Frakturschrift, ca. 13 x 20,3 cm. - In sieben Abteilungen gegliederte Schrift. Aus dem Inhalt: Die Anfänge des Theaters bis zur Zeit des Kurfürsten Georg Wilhelm /*/ Die gelehrte Bühne der praktischen gegenüber bis zur Zeit Friedrichs II. /*/ Widerstrebende Reformbewegungen /*/ Begründung eines deutschen Nationaltheaters /*/ Weit. Ausbildung eines Nationaltheaters /*/ Höchste Blüte des darstellenden Theaters vor den Freiheitskriegen /*/ Veränderung der Provinzial-Bühnen durch das Auftreten der Hofschauspieler bis zur 25-jährigen Regierungsfeier Friedrich Wilhelms III. - Ernst August Hagen (1797 - 1880), preußischer Kunstschriftsteller u. Wissenschaftler. Vorderes Außengelenk oben u. unten gering angerissen, erste u. letzte Seiten schwach (stock-)fleckig. Schönes, sehr gutes Exemplar des seltenen Originals. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND CONFESSION OF MARY B. THORN, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO BE HANGED AT PORTSMOUTH, VA., DECEMBER 22d, 1854, FOR THE MURDER OF THOS. BRADY & FAMILY. WRITTEN AT HER REQUEST, AND ACCORDING TO HER DICTATION, AND PREPARED BY THE PUBLISHER

      Norfolk, Va.: [William C. Murdock], 1854. 32pp., with frontispiece and full-page illustration. Original plain wrappers, rear lacking. Removed from a bound volume, stitching perished. Later institutional stamps on front wrapper and blank recto of frontis. Initial leaves slightly chipped, with short closed tear at outer margin. Tanning, scattered foxing and staining. Good. Third issue, following the first of the previous year and the second of the same, also printed in Norfolk. A rare murder narrative, possibly fictional, in which Mrs. Thorn was accused of poisoning Brady, his wife, and their four children by putting laudanum in their coffee. The first third of the text gives the background to the crime, the next third the details of the trial, and the final portion the confession of the accused. "This exotic tale, opening in Jamaica, has a miraculous birth, villainy, romance, and murder. DLC and some other libraries have treated this as an actual trial, in spite of its fictional nature, lack of a court designation, and the various editions having different execution dates" - Cohen. The frontispiece shows a marriage proposal in a wooded setting, and is signed as being engraved by "Bellman." The other illustration shows a grisly murder scene in cemetery, and is captioned "Sacrilege and Murder. See Confession." Of this 1854 edition, in which Thorn's execution date is given as December 22, OCLC locates four copies, at Harvard Law, William & Mary, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Connecticut State Library. Another 1854 edition gives the date of demise as May 17, 1854; the 1853 first edition said November 28, 1853. All editions are scarce. McDADE 980 (note). COHEN 5198.

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         Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, and the West Indies, Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

      America 1854 - Carta murale, in quattro fogli applicati su tela, raffigurante l'America Settentrionale. Di particolare interesse i cambiamenti territoriali realtivi alla parte occidentale degli Stati Uniti. Si vedano i territori di: Oregon. Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Kansas e Nebraska. Alcuni restauri ma complessivamente buon esemplare. mm 1300x1460

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         Norris's Hand-Book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists: Comprising the Proportions and Calculations for Constructing Locomotives, Mannner of Setting Valves, Tables of Squares, Cubes, Areas, &c. &c.

      Henry Carey Baird. Hardcover. Philadelphia, 1854. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 302 pp. plus publisher's advertisements. First edition. Two full page engraved illustrations, many mathematical tables in text. Illustrations are of a locomotive bullt by the Amoskeac Manufacturing Company and a locomotive built by the Norris brothers for the Syracuse and Utica railroads. Recent reback with original spine laid on. A very scarce title by the engineer Septimus Norris, containing a variety of mathematical information on all aspects of locomotive engineering. A good plus copy with some professional restoration done at spine. Some light foxing, some marginal dampstaining to text block, a few areas of erased pencil, contents generally bright and text complete. Bookplate and address of the engineer Louis Nickerson from Johnson, Co., Missouri on front pastedown. A very scarce book in any edition. The first was published in 1852. OCLC 14930914, locating four publicly held copies. Please contact us for additional photos or information. . Good. 1854.

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         Douze leçons de photographie:; Description de procédés simples et gaciles, au moyen desquels on obtient, presque infailliblement, des épreuves sur verre et papier

      Paris: Charles Chevalier, 1854. First edition. 16mo., 88 pp. Original printed paper wrappers; lacking the spine covering, with some chipping and staining. The text shows some staining and occasional spots of foxing, with one loose signature. Contemporary note on the blank terminal endpaper. A good copy. Housed in a newly made pamphlet box of paper over boards with printed labels. Julien Fau, a doctor of medicine in Paris, was a noted anatomist; in 1845, he published the first of two works for artists with 24 beautifully rendered lithographic plates: Anatomie des formes exterieures du corps humain, a l'usage des peintres et des sculpteurs, a highly regarded work which is still available in a reprint with a translation of the text in English. I can find nothing on Dr. Fau's conversion to the photographic arts, and can only assume that he found rendering the human form through its agencies more in keeping with his scientific predilections. DOUZE LEÇONS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE... Dr Fau's short but concise manual is an early work on the collodion process. WorldCat locates only ten copies, with Eastman House, New York Public Library and Dartmouth College being the only American holdings; we know that Harvard also has a copy, having acquired it from us in 2002. Roosens and Salu No. 6522. This title escaped the attention of Bellier de la Chavignerie, in his Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books. A rare publication.

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         A Child's History of England. Early editions. 3 vols.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1854/55/55 - Half titles, fronts by F.W. Topham, final ad. leaves; some light damp marking in prelims & outer margins. Orig. pink vertical-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards blocked in gilt & blind, marbled e.ps & edges; carefully rebacked & with some expertly executed minor repairs, a little dulled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         "From Mr. Hoppins Sketchbook. Travels Abroad"

      1854. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Drawings from a Travel Sketchbook. Double-sided drawing with scenes from the artist's European tour in 1854. The vignettes include various figure studies and costume sketches from different countries (Alexandria, Holland, Paris, Zurich, Belgium and Berne) Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was a prominent American illustrator who started his career (after having practiced law) in the 1850's as an illustrator for magazine and book publishers. His work included illustrations to Louisa May Allcott's books.

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         COMMENTARII IN SACRAM SCRIPTURAM 20 Volumes

      Pelagaud, Paris , Lyon 1854 - 20 Volumes reliés demi-basane du temps in-4 (27 x 20 cms) ATTENTION : Les Tomes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 sont en 2 parties (Pars Altera) , complets Tome 7 : 1 volume de 940 pages (Complet ??) Tome 8 : 2e partie SEULE (Pars Altera) , donc incomplet TOUS DE L EDITION 1854 Puis : un TOME Numéroté 15 , edition postérieure , datée 1877 , Vivès à Paris un APPENDICE (Appendix) daté 1855 chez Pélagaud , Explications des Psaumes par Roberto Bellarmino (Bellarmin) , toujours en LATIN AINSI QUE LES COMMENTAIRES DE JACOB TIRINI POUR LE LIVRE DE JOB (32 pages) Poids : 27,000 kg Provient d'une Congrégation religieuse de l'Est de la France LES TARIFS D'EXPEDITIONS AFFICHES PAR ABEBOOKS NE SONT PAS FORCEMENT LES BONS. N'HESITEZ PAS A ME CONTACTER POUR AVOIR UN DEVIS PRECIS CONCERNANT LES ENVOIS (Y COMPRIS A L'INTERNATIONAL). I SPEAK ENGLISH IF ANY QUESTIONS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treastise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. xxxii,[33]-908, (32)pp. Original full sheep with black label lettered in gilt. Woodcut illustrations in text. Very Good with leather worn along edges, and lightly soiled scratch in spine, bookplate on paste down. Internally in nice shape with pages bright and clean, very faint stain to first 40 pages or so (text still quite legible), a few small corner-creases. The first American appearance of an extremely popular late 19th Century surgical manual written by a British doctor, which went through many editions, selling over 40,000 copies by 1895. It was so trusted during the American Civil War that every Union medical officer was issued a copy; the editor was the medical director of Grant's army. (Heirs of Hippocrates 1869.)

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         Walden, or Life in the Woods

      Ticknor and Fields. Hardcover. Boston, 1854. 8vo, publisher's embossed cloth, 357 pp. plus 8 pages of ads dated September. One of 2,000 copies of the first edition. According to Jacob Blanck ( BAL, 20106) the date of the ads is of "no known bibliographical significance." A somewhat rough but complete copy in the publisher's original binding. With the following flaws: text block split at pp. 240-241, staining to head of spine and upper portion of front board, fraying to cloth at heel of spine, lacks rear free endpaper, large but faintish dampstain to upper portion of first four leaves, contemporary ownership marks to front endpapers, some numbers written on rear pastedown. Still a complete and original copy, unaltered, in good minus condition, and with bright contents besides the above noted flaws. Map facing p. 307 in fine condition. "Although Thoreau achieved little fame in his lifetime, and was thought of primarily as a naturalist or nature writer, he is now looked upon as one of America's major literary figures as well as a pioneer conservationist, an ecologist, and an important political influence. Walden is known throughout the educated world, and "Civil Disobedience," through its impact on Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the anti-Nazi movement in Europe in the 1940s, and anti-Vietnam War protesters in the 1970s, has had a wider political influence than any other American literary document. In Walden Thoreau wrote, "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book." Walden and "Civil Disobedience" have been just such works. The once obscure Concord disciple of Emerson has become a world figure in his own right. " - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1854. First Edition.

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         Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland

      1854 - A Prominent Rhode Islander and His Son Record Their Impressions of Paris, France and Switzerland [Manuscript]. Hoppin, William Warner [1807-1890]. Hoppin, Frederick Street [1834-1907]. [Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland, October 1845-January, 1846, One Kept by William Warber Hoppi, The Other by His Son, Frederick Street Hoppin]. Two books. [92]; [92] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Stiff patterned-paper boards. Some creases and moderate edgewear to boards, which are detached, spines perished. Light toning to leaves of both diaries, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves of the diary kept by Frederick Street Hoppin, a few leaves detached and edgeworn, text in neat hand to 11 leaves of diary kept by William Warner Hoppin. $1,000. * These diaries were kept by two members of a prominent Providence, Rhode Island family. William Warner Hoppin, a lawyer, was the Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Also a lawyer, his son Frederick Street Hoppin was never engaged in active practice and lived the life of a leisured gentleman. William Hoppin's diary commences with the arrival of his arrival in France with his family. It goes on in great detail where the Hoppinses took their apartments in Paris, their experiences with French tutors, their tours around France and their visits with several prominent figures, such as the pope and the king and queen of France (The King said he had visited Newport and Providence and would like to visit them again.) A classic New Englander, Hoppin considered Paris a vulgar, sinful city. The period covered by this diary is October 9, 1845 through January 1846. Overall, his copious details are amazing. Frederick Street Hoppin, then 11 years old, went to the same places with his family. Given his age, his diary offers an interesting perspective on his father's impressions. His diary commences in February in France and goes through to the end of July, when the family paid a visit to Switzerland. Written by two observant individuals, both are wonderful examples of the diaries kept by well-connected wealthy Americans who traveled to Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         PROCEEDINGS OF A PUBLIC MEETING OF THE DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF CALIFORNIA, OPPOSED TO THE ELECTION OF A UNITED STATES SENATOR AT THE PRESENT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE, HELD IN THE SENATE CHAMBER AT BENICIA, ON THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, 1854.

      Placer Times and Transcript Office,, San Francisco: 1854 - 8pp, bound in attractive modern quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt spine lettering. Very Good. A significant chapter in the epic Gwin- Broderick struggle, which split the California Democratic Party on the Kansas-Nebraska issue and ended only with Broderick's death in a duel with Chief Justice David Terry of the California Supreme Court. At the time of this public meeting, Broderick was President of the California Senate and sought to engineer his own election to the U.S. Senate to replace Senator Gwin, whose term would expire on March 4, 1855. These California Democrats resist the attempt to steamroll Broderick's election, arguing that only "the Legislature next preceding a new senatorial term, has the right to elect." Discussing this item, Eberstadt says, "The 'public meeting' was held in the Senate Chamber at Benicia and the proceedings give a clear insight into local politics just prior to vigilante days." Cowan 502. Greenwood 491 [1- CU-B]. 136 Eberstadt 157. OCLC 21658923 [6- 4 in CA, Yale, KY Hist. Soc.] as of March 2017. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Hero of Our Days (A Hero of Our Time)

      London: Thomas Hodgson, 1854. First THUS. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition of the Pulszky translation. (Third English-language edition overall, following the previous year's Ingram, Cooke edition, and the D. Bogue edition-- the latter by a week or two. Line, Ettlinger & Gladstone p. 25, Lermontov 6.)[2], [i]-vii, [9]-232, [3]pp. Original elaborately blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers.The Parlour Library. Near Fine with spine cloth sunned and a little worn at head and tail, edges lightly soiled, small paper repair to first Preface page. Internally clean with bright pages and sturdy binding. An excellently preserved early translation of the classic Russian novel A Hero of Our Time. It preceded the late 19th century boom of Russian literature (Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, etc.) and, like all Russian lit in translations from this period, is extremely scarce. An OCLC Worldcat search shows just six physical copies in institutional holdings; as of this writing there are no others in the trade.

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         Adrian Scott Stokes RA (1854-1935) - Signed Watercolour, Sheep Grazing

      Early 20th Century - Charles Adrian Scott Stokes RA (1854- 1935) - Signed Original Early 20th Century Watercolour. With watercolour, gouache and pastel. Signed lower left. In a washline mount and gilt frame. Full title 'Sheep Grazing in the Alps'. Signed. On laid. In fine condition.Charles Adrian Scott Stokes RA (1854â€"1935) was an English landscape painter. Born in Southport, Lancashire, he became a cotton broker in Liverpool, where his artistic talent was noticed by John Herbert RA, who advised him to submit his drawings to the Royal Academy. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1872 and exhibited at the Academy from 1876.For more information please click here. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Les Filles du Feu. Nouvelles [ Edition originale ]

      D. Giraud 1854 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos lisse orné en long, filet doré en mors et coins, date en queue, premier plat de couverture conservée, reliure signée de Vermorel, D. Giraud, Paris, 1854, 2 ff., xx-336 pp. Superbe exemplaire (infime choc à un coin, état parfait par ailleurs, d'une fraîcheur parfaite, ce qui est rare), magnifique relié, de l'une des plus précieuses éditions originales du siècle. "C'est dans cet ouvrage rare qu'a paru pour la première fois un petit chef-d'oeuvre : Sylvie" (Carteret, I, 220). "Rare et de plus en plus recherché, souvent piqué" (Clouzot, 128). Vicaire, VI, 58 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire curieuse et pittorresque des sorciers

      Librairie populaire 1854 - 315pp. + 4 planches dépliantes imprimées en sanguines. Grand In-8 de 16,5 x 25cm. Reliure demi-chagrin à coins récente, charnières de cuir, papier à la colle peignée. Réalisation décorative mais techniquement mal maitrisée (pièce de titre ton sur ton collée avec un léger biais, plats au galbe trop prononcé, reliure qui a tendance à bailler une fois le livre ouvert). Papier avec rousseurs sur les planches comme toujours, décharge acide du papier des planches sur le feuillet de texte faisant face. Outre les quatre planches qui regroupent une quarantaine de gravures d’après Johannot, Janet, Best, Leloir le texte de Giraldo (ancien exorciste de l’inquisition) est particulièrement intéressant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1854

      1854 - Manuscript Notes on Rhode Island Supreme Court Cases [Manuscript]. Rhode Island. Supreme Court. [Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court]. [Providence, RI, 1854]. [iv], 170 pp. Folio (14" x 8"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding cocked, some rubbing and a few stains to boards, spine abraded with some loss, corners worn. Light toning to leaves, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, main text preceded by index. $750. * This fascinating mid-19th century collection of 170 cases heard in the Rhode Island Supreme Court was probably compiled by a law student or attorney. Enhanced by an index, they are, in effect, manuscript case reports. All appear to have been compiled in the courtroom and enhanced afterwards with notes and references. Some of these contain references to cases dating as far back as the 1820s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die bayerische Armee unter König Maximilian II].

      Munich, Mey & Wildmayer, s.d., (1854), - in-folio oblong (36 x 55 cm), 19 planches d'uniformes en couleurs, sous serpentes, manque la couverture imprimée qui sert de page de titre, chevrette fauve, encadrements de filets et guirlandes à froid sur les plats, titre "Die Bayerische Armee" poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur (reliure de l'éditeur). Manque le dos. La première des trois suites composées par Ludwig Behringer (1824-1903) sur l'armée bavaroise, avant Die Uniformen der bayerischen Armee von 1682 bis 1848 (1864) et Uniformen des bayerischen Heeres nach der neuen Bekleidungsvorschrift (après 1864). Aucune n'est vraiment courante en France. I. Generalität. - II. Adjutanten des Königs und Adjutanten der Generale. - III. Leibgarde der Hartschiere. - IV. Generalquartiermeisterstab und topographisches Bureau. - V. Gendarmerie-Corps. - VI. Commandantschaft und Cadetten-Corps. - VII.-VIII. Infanterie. - IX. Jäger. - X. Cuirassiere. - XI. Chevaulegers. - XII. Fahrende Artillerie. - XIII. Reitende Artillerie. - XIV. Artillerie-Fuhrwesen. - XV. Ingenieur-Corps und Genie-Regiment. - XVI. Sanitäts-Compagnien. - XVII. Garnisons-Compagnie, Invaliden und Veteranen. - XVIII. Militär-Beamte. - XIX. Pensionisten und Offiziere à la suite. Colas I, 274. Collection Millot, 280.

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         TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND CONFESSION OF MARY B. THORN, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO BE HANGED AT PORTSMOUTH, VA., DECEMBER 22d, 1854, FOR THE MURDER OF THOS. BRADY & FAMILY. WRITTEN AT HER REQUEST, AND ACCORDING TO HER DICTATION, AND PREPARED BY THE PUBLISHER.

      Norfolk, Va.: [William C. Murdock], 1854. - 32pp., with frontispiece and full-page illustration. Original plain wrappers, rear lacking. Removed from a bound volume, stitching perished. Later institutional stamps on front wrapper and blank recto of frontis. Initial leaves slightly chipped, with short closed tear at outer margin. Tanning, scattered foxing and staining. Good. Third issue, following the first of the previous year and the second of the same, also printed in Norfolk. A rare murder narrative, possibly fictional, in which Mrs. Thorn was accused of poisoning Brady, his wife, and their four children by putting laudanum in their coffee. The first third of the text gives the background to the crime, the next third the details of the trial, and the final portion the confession of the accused. "This exotic tale, opening in Jamaica, has a miraculous birth, villainy, romance, and murder. DLC and some other libraries have treated this as an actual trial, in spite of its fictional nature, lack of a court designation, and the various editions having different execution dates" - Cohen. The frontispiece shows a marriage proposal in a wooded setting, and is signed as being engraved by "Bellman." The other illustration shows a grisly murder scene in cemetery, and is captioned "Sacrilege and Murder. See Confession." Of this 1854 edition, in which Thorn's execution date is given as December 22, OCLC locates four copies, at Harvard Law, William & Mary, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Connecticut State Library. Another 1854 edition gives the date of demise as May 17, 1854; the 1853 first edition said November 28, 1853. All editions are scarce. McDADE 980 (note). COHEN 5198.

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         LA JEUNESSE DE PIERROT

      Paris 1854. Librairie Nouvelle. PRIMERA EDICI

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         Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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         Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

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         1854 manuscript diary of Henry Goddard (1800-1883) one together with first edition copy of Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

      - 13cm x 20cm brown cloth Pettitt's Octavo Diary for 1854 containing an Almanack, List of the Ministry, Members of the House of Commons, Government and other Public Offices etc. with blind stamped decoration front and back and gilt stamped title and 2/6 price to the front. This diary covers a period when Goddard was working both one of the Principal Gatekeepers of the House of Lords and as a private detective. Henry Goddard was in turns, a Bow Street Runner, Police Officer, the first Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, Messenger, then later Gatekeeper to the House of Lords and private detective. He is the only Bow Street Runner to have had his memoirs published. They were published in 1956 by Museum Press, with an introduction by Patrick Pringle. The diary is very good considering its age and the amount of use it had. The boards are a little battered with the occasional ink stain and the corners and spine tips are rubbed. The binding remains firm although the endpapers are split along the inner joint. The writing although slightly scrawly is decipherable and gets easier with practice. According to the Northamptonshire Police Museum, Henry Goddard conducted the first tool mark comparison case involving a firearm, in 1835, when he was able to identify a visible flaw in the fired projectile and trace the mark to the manufacturer¿s mould. In the introduction to his memoirs, Patrick Pringle relates that most of his private detective cases, came from John & Daniel Forrester, These brothers were the most famous detectives of their day, and the police-court reports in contemporary newspapers contain many accounts of their exploits. There are many mentions of Goddard's meetings with the Forrester's in this diary which includes entries concerning his fees & expenses for enquiries undertaken, including an affair involving a 'Greek Prince' and gold stolen from a ship in the East India Docks. Pringle's introduction to the memoirs specifically mentions that he had access to Goddard's 1856 diary from the family, but not this one of 1854. In the recent BBC series 'Sherlock', Holmes is seen reading a copy of Goddard's Memoires in the episode 'The Reichenbach Falls'. An intriguing diary, of an incredibly interesting, early detective. The diary is supplied with a copy of the first edition of the Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner which although lacking the dust jacket is in very good condition. If you have any questions or require further images please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [SIBERIA: KYAKHTA] [Official Broadside, Titled:] Pravila dlya vodvoreniya v Kyakhtinskoy torgovoy slobode i propuska tuda raznogo roda lyudey [i.e. Rules for the Settlement in the Kyakhta Trade Quarter and Passes for Different Kinds of People]

      [St. Petersburg], 19 March 1854. 2 pp. 35x22 cm. Foldmarks, left margin with minor tear after being removed from a stub, Soviet bookshop's stamp on verso, but overall a very good document. Official rules regulating residence in the Kyakhta trade quarter, a major centre of Russian-Chinese tea trade in the 18-19th centuries. The rules were issued by the Siberian Committee (the main government body administering Siberia in the 1820-1860s), with the original being signed by the Committee's chairman count A. Chernyshyov, and six members: count P. Kiselyov, count L. Perovsky, D. Bibikov, N. Annenkov, count V. Panin and P. Brok. The residence was allowed to local government officials, merchants, various types of workers, property owners and their family members. The paper regulates the issue of special passes for the visitors of Kyakhta; convicted smugglers were banned from entering the quarter. ''Kyakhta, formerly (until 1934) Troitskosavsk, town, Buryatia, south-central Siberia, Russia. It lies in the basin of the Selenga River, on the frontier with Mongolia. The town is on the railway and motor road from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar; both routes follow an ancient caravan track that was the only recognized link between Russia and China in the 17th and 18th centuries'' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). ''While the Trinity Fort fulfilled administrative and security functions, trade was handled by the adjacent settlement of Kyakhtinskaya Sloboda (Kyakhta Quarter), also founded in 1727. Here Russian merchants gathered to trade fur, leather, hides and cattle for a variety of Chinese goods, including silk and some porcelain, but with special emphasis on spices such as ginger and rhubarb, which were highly valued for medicinal properties. By the 1760s, Kyakhta Quarter had become the primary border point for trade with China, and the population and prosperity of both Russian settlements increased accordingly. Chinese merchants gathered across the border in a third settlement, known as Maimachin-a generic Chinese term meaning ''trading center''. By the late 18th century, the most significant import by far was tea, which for almost a century Kyakhta provided not only to the enormous Russian market, but also to much of Europe'' (Kyakhta: The Russian Source for All the Tea in China / Russia beyond the headlines).

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         Histoire et description du Mont Saint-Michel. Texte par M. Le Héricher (.). Dessins de G. Bouet, publiées par Ch. Bourdon.

      Avranches, Auguste Anfray, s.d., (1854), - in plano, [4]-VIII-148 pp., avec des illustrations dans le texte et 13 planches hors-texte (un plan, et 12 lithographies sous serpentes, dont 11 sur fond teinté), demi-chagrin cerise, dos à faux-nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrements à froid sur les plats de toile chagrinée, titre poussé dans un cartouche doré au centre du plat supérieur, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Quelques épidermures aux charnières, rouss. éparses, mais bon exemplaire. Il s'agit du troisième et dernier tirage de ce bel album à la gloire du Mont, composé et édité par des Normands, ce qui permet de le classer dans cette province, sans toutefois prendre parti pour le reste : le premier, de 300 exemplaires, parut en 1848 à l'adresse de Caen ; le deuxième fut tiré en 1852, toujours à Caen, mais chez un autre libraire. Né à Valognes, Edouard Le Héricher (1812-1890) était secrétaire de la Société archéologique d'Avranches, et il se consacra entièrement à l'étude archéologique et architecturale de l'Avranchin, avant de basculer dans la philologie normande (dès 1858). - Quant à Georges Bouet (1817-1890), c'était un Caennais disciple de Paul Delaroche en peinture, et qu'Arcisse de Caumont avait réussi à s'associer pour dessiner les monuments et les vestiges au cours de ses voyages archéologiques. Les grandes lithographies qu'il réalisa pour notre ouvrage furent réalisées d'après des dessins pris sur place en 1847 lorsque Charles Bourdon le recruta et l'emmena au monument lui-même. Frère II, 198.

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         Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Friedrich Manz, 1854-1858. Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 2.570 S., HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen Kommentars zum ABGB. - Einbände etw. berieben. Titelbll. gestempelt. Vereinzelte Anstreichungen. Etw. gebräunt. - Wurzbach XL, 151. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Stubenrauch, ABGB, Recht, Juridica, Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert, Kommentar, Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople and its Environs, from Original Drawings by W. H. Bartlett.

      London. George Virtue, ND. c.[1854].. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to, 26cm, the First Edition, xii,172p., all plates with beautiful hand colour, containing 2 engraved portraits (Mrs. Pardoe & Sultan Abdul Medschid Chan), engraved half title vignette, 1 engraved map & 85 hand-colour plate views, complete with tissue guards, first published in 1839 with 788 this is an expanded edition with additional plates, in contemporary style full green crushed morocco, gilt ruled and decorated raised bands, gilt center panel flora decorations, gilt titles, gilt ruled panels on the boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, very good to fine clean attractively bound copy with colour plates, rare thus. (cgc) Blackmer #808. This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject. The first edition of1838, had an engraved frontis, portrait, map & 78 plates. - "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey". (DNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalize on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p114.). .

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