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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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        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]

      Washington, D. C.: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 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. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        [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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        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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        De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap 1854 - Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 1 Kg. 699 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revelations of Siberia by a Banished Lady

      1854 - Third edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, sunned. xvii, 304, 24ads; viii, 327, 16ads.pp. London, Felinska, a Polish grandee, was implicated in a conspiracy and banished in 1839 to Berezov. Her crime was acting as a poste restante for the conspirators. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap, 1854, Hardcover, First Edition. Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 699 pages. Text is in Dutch. Inventory No: 241601.

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        Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations

      Paris, P. Jannet (vol. III: F. Vieweg; vol. IV: Émile Bouillon), 1854-1889. Four volumes (23.5 cm), I (Aa - Chatillon, 1854): viii, 639 (1) pp. II (Chaufourier - Melar, 1856): (4) 640 pp. III (Melchiori - Szymonowitz, 1857): (4) 625 pp. IV (Taddei - Zylvelt, 1889): vi, 271 (1) pp. Uniformly bound in modern quarter-leather. - Still an indispensable work, especially for the production of book illustrators. ¶ Provenance: "Burlington Fine Arts Club", blindstamp on half-title and title of volume I (only); Olimpia Theodoli; her sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of art reference books, drawings and watercolours, prints, maps, and atlases: including a selection of art reference books from the library of Olimpia Theodoli, London, 10 April 2003, lot 29. Very good set.

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        PIONEER LIFE; OR THIRTY YEARS A HUNTER. BEING SCENES AND ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP TOME, FIFTEEN YEARS INTERPRETER FOR CORNPLANTER AND GOV. BLACKSNAKE CHIEFS ON THE ALLEGANY RIVER

      Buffalo: Printed for the Author, 1854. 238pp. plus frontispiece. Original cloth, boards blind stamped and gilt lettered. Spine ends slightly chipped, cloth lightly worn. Contemporary presentation inscription on front free endpaper, bookplates on front pastedown, later advertisement laid in. Light toning and foxing. Very good, in a full morocco solander box. A very rare book, here present in the Littell copy, from their 1941 sale. "Charles Sheldon had a note in his copy reading 'This is one of the prize books in my library. At present, June 10, 1914, it is the only known copy.' Whitman Bennett...describes it as 'extraordinarily rare, especially in original condition'" - Streeter. Graff also had a copy, and he remarks, "Tome's association with Cornplanter was particularly interesting; his volume is an important account of pioneer life in the Old West." Tome was born in 1782 and grew up on the Pennsylvania frontier. Much of this book is concerned with his hunting and association with the Indians in western Pennsylvania and New York from the 1790s to the 1820s. Tome had a close relationship with Cornplanter, and his book casts interesting light on the Indian situation on the frontier before and after the War of 1812. HOWES T288, "b". GRAFF 4162. STREETER SALE 4088. HENDERSON, p.91. PHILLIPS SPORTING BOOKS, p.377.

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        Chinese manual. Sse tse ouen tsien-tchou Four words literature (with) commentary (or) explication Recueil des phrases Chinoises composees de quartre caracteres et dont les explications sont rangees dans l'ordre alphabetique francais. London: printed by Harrison and Sons [for Henry Stanley]

      1854 - First edition, thin folio, pp. viii, 75; printed on blue paper throughout and printed lithographically from the manuscript. the hinge cracked [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Physiology of Taste;

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston,, 1854. Or, Transcendental Gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, elaborate framing to boards in blind, top edge gilt. Contemporary library label and bookplate (dated 1856), of the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, one of the oldest literary societies in the US, to spine and front pastedown respectively. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, contents occasionally foxed, overall a very good copy. First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French and outsides alike, this work early attained the status of an exemplary culinary text, perhaps the exemplary text … the Physiology of Taste civilises eating. Moreover, it socialises food, and it does so by recounting in story after story our social relations with food … [it] appears to us today as something of a sociology of taste ahead of its time" (Ferguson, p. 31).

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        A Manual of Pathological Anatomy, in Four Volumes. [4 volumes]

      London: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852. London:: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852., 1854. 4 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 410, [2], 36; xvi, 359, 1; xvi, 467, [1]; x, 308 pp. Indexes. Original green gilt- and blind-stamped cloth; some minor kozo repairs. Ownership stamp of E.H. (Ernest Henry) Starling. Very good. First edition in English of one of the greatest works in descriptive pathology. Baron Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1878) was a Bohemian [present-day Czech Republic] pathologist, philosopher, and politician. â€

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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

      F.D. Richards, Liverpool 1854 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.. 186 x 112 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2"). 357, [1] pp., [1] leaf (blank), 8 pp. (ads, dated April [earliest]). FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Recent brown cloth, smooth spine with gilt titling. In a fine linen clamshell box. Title page vignette of Thoreau's hut at Walden, and plate of a map of Walden Pond. Borst A-2.1.a; Grolier American 63; BAL 20106. Title page a little foxed, isolated trivial foxing and soiling elsewhere, but quite an excellent copy, the text clean and pleasing, and the binding as new. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.

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        Les Nuées Magellaniques

      1854 - First Part: Voyage au Chili, au Perou et en Californie a le Peche de la Baleine. Second Part: Le Requin, ou la Mer du Sud. First edition. 2 vols in 1. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in. (xxv) 26-200; viii, 93pp. Paris, Amyot, 1853 - A clean bright copy of this account of a French whaling voyage. It was on Duboc's voyage that the first North Pacific right whale was taken by the grew of the Le Gange. Robert Lloyd Webb, translates it: ?After a chase of two or three hours ? the harpooner left his oar, seized his harpoon, turned it and lanced vigorously at the animal; the iron entered deeply, but the boat was suddenly smashed by a blow of the tail; the harpooner was thrown ? in the air, also one of the oarsmen, who fell back down and injured himself critically on the wreckage. One of the other boats ? advanced boldly, and soon we saw it fly like an arrow, it was fast [to the whale], and the whale dashed along with it in it flight ? But this frightening chase slackened little by little; the other boats ? surrounded it, harassed it and wounded it with the lance; it received a mortal blow ? but night arrived, and all disappeared from sight.? Departing Le Havre, Le Gange sailed through the Channel to the Atlantic, stopping off on Porto Santo, Madeira, Tenerife, and the islands of Cape Verde and Fernando de Noronha. On reaching South America they encountered their first whale while sailing down the coasts of Brazil and Argentina. Rounding the Cape, they proceeded north to Chile, via Lemus Island in the Chonos Archipelago and San Carlos on Chiloe Island, where he witnessed the eruption of a volcano. In pursuit of a whale the ship sails to Mocha Island, from whence Duboc travels to Valparaiso on the Chilean coast where he meets a young Araucan man, whose story he recounts. Setting sail again, the ship journeys to the Peruvian village of Paita, where he walks in the neighbouring Andes. Strong winds blow the ship past the Galapagos Islands, forcing it to begin the long sea passage to Monterrey, California. Here Duboc takes part in a festival celebrating Mexican independence before the ship takes him back down the Colombian coast, with a short stop on Paledo Island, to Valparaiso, where his travels on Le Gange come to an end. Duboc gives us a scrupulous account of his journey interspersed with his musings on the sea and the night sky, remembrances of his childhood dreams, as well as retellings of some of the many stories he hears along the way. The second part of the book concentrates on one such tale, a picaresque love story with a turbulent conclusion. Rare: no copies on ABPC or Rare Book Hub. Howes, D520; Robert Lloyd Webb, On the Northwest: commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967. pp 41-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi raccolte ed esaminate... Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte.

      Francesco Colombo, 1854. Sette volumi di cm. 22, pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, eleganti frontespizi figurati, molte incisioni nel testo, tre tavole ripiegate (iconografica, corografica e topografica) e 104 tavole f.t. Collazione corrispondente agli elenchi posti al fine di ciascun volume. Solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro su doppi tasselli. Il sesto volume presenta una legatura ad imitazione delle altre, assai ben riuscita. Stato di conservazione ottimo, privo delle usuali fioriture. Piatti e tagli marmorizzati.

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        Narrative of a journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852.

      - London, Blackwood, 1854. Two volumes on one, 8vo. Contemporary school prize binding of full calf, spine with raised bands, ornamented in gilt and with black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, neat oval gilt-stamp Edinburgh Upper Ward of Lanarkshire Association on upper panel; pp. viii, 522; [2], v, 520, two three-colour lithographic frontispieces with tissue guards, folding lithographic map with author's route in red, folding plan of Jerusalem, folding epigraphic plate (repaired tear to fold); light spotting occasionally, offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a good copy. First edition. Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-1898) was a retired member of the Dutch Navy, draughtsman, and ethnographer, who in 1851 undertook a journey of the Levant, leaving Marseilles on a steamer for Beirut, equipped with ' a good store of drawing materials, the best of the hitherto published maps, a compass, a telescope, and an instrument for surveying' (p. 5). The result of this investigative journey are this epistolary travelogue with Van de Velde's illustrations, and a very rare, large and accurate map of the Holy Land in 8 sheets. Years before Schumacher Van de Velde carried out proper topographical recording of the mountains of Lebanon, were he travelled extensively. Much of the work is on Lebanon, which was less researched than the Holy Land. Van de Velde reports on a Druze uprising, Ottoman rule, the hydrography of the mountains, cedars, and sectarian divisions. Blackmer 1722; not in Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HARD TIMES For These Times (Bibliographer Walter E Smith's copy)

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. First issue binding and first issue text. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature, and the very copy which is shown in 2 black and white illustrations, in his bibliography. Original publisher's olive green moire cloth binding, blocked in blind with gilt lettering spine showing "Price 5/-" at foot, original yellow coated endpapers. Cloth fading, inner hinges cracked, bookplate front pastdown, otherwise very good. [i-vii], viii, [1-3], 4-352 pp.

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