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        Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche. In Verbindung mit vielen protestantischen Theologen und Gelehrten herausgegeben. Komplett in 22 Bänden (21 Bände plus Generalregisterband).

      Rudolf Besser, Hamburg. 1. Auflage - 1868. 1854 - 25 x 10 cm. Braune, uniforme Originalleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und marmoriertem Dreiseitenschnitt. Die Einbände etwas berieben, teils minimal bestoßen, einige Bände [ wahrscheinlich durch entfernte Rückenaufkleber) im unteren Drittel leicht ausgeblichen. Pro Band ca. 540 - 800 Seiten. 18 Bände A-Z sowie drei ebenfalls alphabetisch sortierte Ergänzungsbände ( Supplementsbände 1 - 3 ) und 1 Generalregisterband. Das Papier leicht gebräunt und auch randgebräunt. Das Titelblatt von Band 4 braunfleckig, das vordere Innengelenk von Bd. 6 und 14 ca. 4 cm angeplatzt, das vordere Außengelenk von Band 22 mit vier kleinen Einrissen bis zu 1 cm, die Seiten 179 / 180 von Band 21 mit kleiner Fehlstelle (5 x 1 cm) am Rand, kein Textverlust. Die Bände 4,6, 8 und 19 mit einigen alten hellen Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Insgesamt richtig gutes Exemplar. Beispielstichwörter: Abendmahl, Advent, Auferstehung, Beelzebub, Beichte, Bethlehem, Bistum, Communismus, Dogmatik, Edelmann, Ehe, Gerechtigkeit Gottes, Gewissen, Gnosis, Gott, Hegel, Hermeneutik, Hohepriester, Keuschheit, Kirche, Klöster, Litanei, Luther, Maria, Messe, Missionen, Moses, Oratorium, Paulus, Pius, Polen, Reliquien, Sabbath, Stuttgarter Synode, Sünde, Taufexorcismus, Thomas von Aquinus, Trinität, Versöhnung, Wahrhaftigkeit, Zion. JudUeb

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        L'Auberge du Gros Coq a Schopfheim, (Duché de Bade) / No Room Left

      Paris: Published by Verlag von Goupil Cie., Berlin, Coupil et Co., New York, Goupil et Cie. Paris et London, 1854. Hand-coloured lithograph. Goupil Publishers blindstamp, Paris. Good condition apart from some overall light foxing and a 2" loss in the bottom right corner. A fine plate from the series 'Les Touristes', which chronicled Guérard's trip through Switzerland, Savoy and Bavaria. Set in a congested street of the German town of Schopfheim, this image depicts several weary travellers arriving at the Gros Coq hotel only to find out that no rooms are available. Born in Nancy, France in 1821, Eugene Guérard was primarily known as a genre and landscape painter, draughtsman, and watercolourist. After briefly studying in the workshop of Pierre Dieudonné in Lorraine, he moved to Paris in 1838, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts with the renowned French history painter Paul Delaroche. He exhibited many of his paintings at the Salon and was a prolific draughtsman who published several series of lithographs depicting daily life including Les Parisiennes (c.1850), The Opera (1844), and Aspects of Paris . Guérard also regularly contributed images to the publishing house of Goupil, which issued the series from which this plate comes. With the commencement of the 1848 revolution, Guérard was forced to leave Paris and embarked on a voyage to Switzerland, Savoy and Bavaria before returning to his hometown in 1849. It was on this two and a half month journey that he made the sketches on which his plates from 'Les Touristes' are derived. Rather than picturing the panoramic views and various historical monuments he undoubtedly observed on the trip, the vividly coloured plates in this series instead depict the tourists and locals Guérard encountered. Essentially genre scenes, they focus expressly on the experience of travel and tourism and frequently have a satirical undertone. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol. 6, p. 530.

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        On the Theory of Probabilities, and in particular on Mitchell's Problem of the Distribution of the Fixed Stars" (Boole) and "Physical Demonstration of the Earth's Motion of Rotation" (Wheatstone) in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 1,1851, pp. 521-530; 572-578

      - FIRST EDITION of George Boole's first paper on probability, marking his earliest published work on a subject he would continue to develop until in 1854 he published his highly influential An Investigation of The Laws of Thought on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities. Laws of Thought, as the work is known presents "probability theory as an excellent topic to illustrate the power of his algebra of logic" - an argument whose origins lie in this 1851 paper (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). On the Theory of Probabilities "seems to have been the first mention, by any author, of the close connection, both in essence and in form, between logic and probability and indeed of the dependence of the theory of probability on an underlying mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale,George Boole). Boole writes: "Although the immediate business of the theory of probabilities is with the frequency of the occurrence of events, and although it therefore borrows some of its elements from the science of number, yet as the expression of the occurrence of those events, and also of the relations, of whatever kind, which connect them, is the office of language, the common instrument of reason, so the theory of probabilities must bear some definite relation to logic" (Phil Mag, 1, 1851, p. 524).Boole's interest in probabilities had been sparked by reading a 1767 Philosophical Transactions paper by John Michell [also Mitchell], a natural philosopher and clergyman responsible for a number of important and visionary insights into astronomy, gravitation, and optics. In the Phil Trans paper entitled An Inquiry into the Probable Parallax and Magnitude of the Fixed Stars, Michell "estimates that if the stars were just scattered randomly on the celestial sphere then the probability that the Pleiades would be grouped together in the sky is 1 part in 500,000. So he concluded that the Pleiades must be a stellar system in its own right---this is the first known application of statistics to astronomy" (Detweiler, Newtonian Black Holes, 1998). The other spark to Boole's interest took the form of what he referred to as 'general doctrine?of the day' - a mathematical issue that appeared in a theological debate that had been making the rounds: "was the existence of multiple star systems due just to chance, or would such systems be so unlikely to form by chance that their observed existence 'proved' the intervention of a 'Creator'?" (Nahin, The Logician and the Engineer, 6.3). Given his interest in Michell's earlier work as well as the theological debate of his own contemporaries, in the 1851 paper Boole applies his theory of probabilities to the problem of the distribution of fixed stars. This problem had been "creating considerable discussion among mathematicians and astronomers. Professor Boole felt much interest in it, both because of its intrinsic importance, and because of its close connection with a class of speculations in the pursuit of which he had long been engaged" (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon,The British Quarterly Review, vol 44).Boole's paper articulates the origin of his thinking on probability and logic, marking the beginning of a thought process that would culminate in his seminal 1854 Laws of Thought. En route, he was able to answer to John Michell's fixed star problem. ALSO INCLUDED is Wheatstone's "Physical Demonstration of the Earth's Motion of Rotation," the first description in English of Foucault's famous pendulum experiment demonstrating and proving that the rotation of the earth. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 592, [4]. Plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Ex-libris bearing a discreet stamp on the title page. Handsomely, solidly, and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels.

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        The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America [Vols 1-2, with:] The Quadrupeds of North America [Vol 3]

      New York: J. J. Audubon [vol 1.] ... V.G. Audubon [vols. 2-3], 1854. Half-titles. 155 coloured lithographic plates, finished by hand, by W.E.Hitchcock and R.Trembley after John James and John Woodhouse Audubon, printed by J.T.Bowen of Philadelphia. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half dark brown pebble-grained morocco and marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, the others wtih a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Minor age toning to the text. Half-titles. 155 coloured lithographic plates, finished by hand, by W.E.Hitchcock and R.Trembley after John James and John Woodhouse Audubon, printed by J.T.Bowen of Philadelphia. 3 vols. 8vo. The very rare first issue of the octavo edition of Audubon's final great natural history work, with plates and descriptions of the quadrupeds of the United States including Texas, California and Oregon, as well as part of Mexico, the British and Russian possessions and Arctic regions. Audubon's collaborator on the Quadrupeds was the naturalist and Lutheran clergyman John Bachman who had studied quadrupeds since he was a young man and was a recognized authority on the subject in the United States. The two began their association when Audubon stayed with Bachman and his family in Charleston for a month in 1831; this friendship was later cemented by the marriage of Victor and John W. Audubon to Bachman's daughters, Maria and Eliza. Audubon knew Bachman's contribution to the Quadrupeds would be crucial and endeavored to convince his friend to lay aside his fears about the project. Audubon was eager to begin what he felt could be his last outstanding achievement in natural history. By 1835, Bachman had become indispensable to the Quadrupeds project, writing most of the text and editing the entire work.   With the success of the octavo edition of the Birds of America in mind, a similar edition of the Quadrupeds was envisaged from an early stage. The folio edition was published in 30 numbers between 1845 and 1854, and publication of the first octavo edition began in 1849 and was also completed in 1854. Unfortunately, Audubon did not live to see the completion of either project, and after his death in January 1851 the work was seen through to completion by his son John Woodhouse Audubon. The present set is an example of the rare first issue of the first edition, with the first two volumes of text being comprised of sheets from the octavo text volumes that accompany the folio edition, with the plates of the first octavo edition added. We have only once before encountered this issue. Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Nissen ZBI 163; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 38; cf. Wood, p. 208

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        Hard Times For These Times

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original green blind- and gilt-tooled cloth, pale yellow glazed endpapers; viii,325pp. Spine a bit cocked and toned to tan, covers show some faint dampstaining, minor edge wear, hinges starting to crack but still holding. Very Good overall. GIMBEL A136; SMITH I 11.

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        O Ke Anahouna, He Mea Ia E Ao Ai I Ke Ana I Na Mea A Pau [Geometry, teaching how to measure all things]

      Honolulu: Mission Press, 1854. Significant staining and browning, blank fore-edge margin of last four leaves chipped (no loss of text).. Duodecimo, 46 pp. and leaf of diagrams, recent polished calf retaining old wrappers. 'This is the second edition of Holbrook's Geometry, translated by Lorrin Andrews and first printed in Honolulu in 1833. There are only a few slight revisions to the text, and at the end there are five geometric diagrams, whereas in the first edition there are six (Forbes)'.

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        Konvolut von 8 Programmzetteln für Aufführungen des "Circus Renz in der Leopoldstadt, großen Fuhrmanngasse Nr. 419, dem ehemaligen Odeon gegenüber".

      Wien, gedruckt bei Josef Stöckholzer v. Hirschfeld, 1854. - 7 Einblattdrucke auf gelbem Papier (je ca. 39 x 24,5 cm), 1 Einblattdruck auf weißem Glanzpapier (ca. 31 x 17,5 cm.- Guter Erhaltungszustand). Vgl. Czeike V, 708.- Sehr seltene und frühe Programmzettel des berühmten Zirkus Renz in der Wiener Lepoldstadt. Die Eröffnungsvorstellung fand nur wenige Wochen vorher statt (am 18. Februar 1854). Gegründet wurde der Zirkus von Ernst Renz (1815-1892). ". Er machte sich . 1846 selbständig (Circus Olympic). 1853 ließ er (nach Berliner Vorbild) ein Zirkusgebäude errichten (Große Fuhrmannsgasse 419, [2., Zirkusgasse 44])." (Czeike).- 1) "Circus Renz . Heute Sonntag den 23. April 1854, grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur . Die ungarische Czikos-Post auf 9 ungesattelten Pferden von E. Renz".- 2) ". Dienstag den 25. April 1854, grosse Damen-Vorstellung, in welcher die Damen auch die Stallmeisterstellen vertreten, und die 2. Abtheilung nur von Damen ausgeführt wird.".- 3) ". Mittwoch den 26. April 1854, grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur. Die Araber unter der Direction des P. M. Münhasch . Der arabische Schimmelhengst Ab-Dallah von E. Renz geritten.".- 4) ". Donnerstag den 27. April 1854 grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur. Die drei afrikanischen Strauße, geritten von den Türken . Die hohe Schule mit dem Campagne-Pferd Montego, geritten von Mademoiselle Adeline.".- 5) ". Freitag den 28. April 1854 grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur. Die hohe Schule geritten von E. Renz mit dem arabischen Schimmelhengst Bayractar . Danse gracieuse et sauts à Tempo par Demois. Käthchen Renz.".- 6) ". Samstag den 29. April 1854 grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur. Die 5 Araber unter der Direction des P. M. Münhasch . Der Trakener Schimmel-Hengst Mac-Donald von E. Renz geritten ., Ausseroredntliche Sprünge und Tanz zu Pferde, von der jungen Demoiselle Käthchen Renz.".- 7) ". Sonntag den 30. April 1854, grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst und Pferdedressur . Die arabische Schimmelstute Arabeska, von E. Renz geritten . Paul und Virginie, Pas de deux par le petite Jules et. Dem. Käthchen Renz.".- Der Programmzettel auf weißem Glanzpapier undatiert, jedoch mit Sicherheit aus der gleichen Zeit. "Olympischer Circus von Ernst Renz. Programm der heutigen Vorstellung. 1. Mazurka Mlle. Liedelt. 2. Herr Lorenz. 3. Das Gastronomenpferd, vorgeführt von E. Renz . 11. Graziöse Tänze und Temposprünge von der jungen Dlle. Käthchen Renz . Die komischen Intermezzos werden durch die Komiker Herrn Qualitz, Marianno, Leon, Jean und Gueta Kasovany ausgeführt". A - NEUEINGÄNGE Jänner 2016

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. With Numerous Engravings.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854 - 2 volumes, octavo (225 × 140 mm). Bound in recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, boards ruled gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Contents mildly foxed throughout, short closed tear to map stub. An excellent set, attractively bound. With map and 84 plates with tissue-guards. First edition, first printing. John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852) was an American diplomat, explorer and writer, best remembered for his pioneering research on the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839, President Martin Van Buren appointed Stephens as Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador). This two-volume work is an account of his travels between 1839 and 1840, while Stephens visited and recorded ancient Mayan sites. He describes Copán, Palenque and 42 other ancient sites, with over 50 illustrations drawn by his travelling companion Frederick Catherwood (1799–1854), a professional architect and draftsman. Stephens's detailed descriptions and Catherwood's meticulous drawings were far more accurate and comprehensive than previous publications, and kindled Victorian interest in the ancient Maya civilisation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE LIFE OF A FIREMAN: THE FIRE. "NOW THEN WITH A WILL SHAKE HER UP, BOYS!'' [and:] THE LIFE OF A FIREMAN: THE NEW ERA. STEAM AND MUSCLE [and:] THE LIFE OF A FIREMAN: THE RACE. "JUMP HER BOYS, JUMP HER!'' [and:] THE LIFE OF A FIREMAN: THE RUINS "TAKE UP'' "MAN YOUR ROPE."

      1854, 1861.. Four hand-colored lithographs, visible areas approximately 19 x 27 inches, expertly matted and handsomely framed to 31 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches. A few pale marginal stains, minor abrasion to imprint of one example. Very good. Four rare hand-colored lithographs from the "Life of a Fireman" series by the famed printmakers Currier & Ives. All four prints show energetic firefighting scenes, one taking place at night ("The New Era"). The artist for three of the four was Louis Maurer, a long-time artist for Currier & Ives. "Perhaps his most important work for the firm was the famous series "The Life of a Fireman," a set of six exceptionally well executed large folios that had great popularity and that today are among the most eagerly sought-after prints in the Currier & Ives collection" - Peters. Rare. PETERS, CURRIER & IVES 628, 629, 630, 631. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 3783, 3785, 3787, 3788.

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        SHINMIN GUNDAN: INTRIGUING STORIES OF THE QING MILITARY. [A Chinese Novel Transl

      [Japan n.p. 1854, n.p]. Stitched brown paper covered wrs.,. very good, bit of rubbing to front covers a few old worm. holes, solid, contents very bright, sharp images, 5 vol. set. complete, 18+21+22+21+21+ double leaves, 108 pages in all.. A LOVELY WOODCUT ILLUSTRATED CHINESE NOVEL With 35 full-page woodcut illustrations. A lovely work translated from Chinese into Japanese. An illustrated novel. * The work covers a Qing dynasty [1644-1912] story of military battles, intrigue with Emperor. Of how the English had to "Kowtow" to the Emperor [see illustration no. 5], when they visited the palace, court intrigues and battles at sea. * Per Kerlen, the blocks were owned by Sei Eijuku [Kerlin gives his name in error: Seieijuku], there is no author cited but it was a Chinese. There is no colophon, see Kerlen's notes. * THE SET: The work is complete in five illustrated volumes, per Kerlen p.628. There are 35 full-page illustrations. Text in Kanbun a form of old Chinese used by the Japanese, Kanji with Furigana. * CONDITION: The covers are some what rubbed, soiled with a touch of some old worming to the covers and title slips. The contents has some minor thumbing, but by and large is printed in very clear solid black line illustrations and good clear text on white Washi paper. All volumes are solidly stitched. * There is no colophon in this book, Kerlin lists what bibliographical information there is recorded about the owner of the blocks who was Seieijuku, "Honyaku Ehon" "Translated illustrated book" means taken from a Chinese source. ****** , BIBLIOGRAPHY: KSM: [Yomihon] 4-776-2 * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.628, no.1510. ****** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1854 [caption title]

      San Francisco, 1854. Folded for mailing. Light tanning along the fold lines. Small separations at five cross-folds, expertly repaired. Very good. An iconic view of San Francisco, contained on a double- size pictorial letter sheet bearing an autograph letter, signed, from an argonaut to his family, dated 1854. Britton and Rey used this view of San Francisco looking east from Nob Hill at least four times, and it was also used on a letter sheet issued by Sarony and Company. The present copy was part of the celebrated Clifford collection of letter sheets. The view shows San Francisco growing at a rapid pace just five years after the first gold-seekers began arriving, and dozens of ships are shown in the bay. Two figures are shown in the foreground, as well as an artist who sketches the scene. The city spreads over the hills, and the density of the built environment is ably represented. The lower half of the sheet contains an autograph letter, signed, from J.S.A. Kernan to his father, and is dated April 30, 1854, making this among the earliest recorded uses of this letter sheet. Reman has identified various landmarks in the view, noting the general locations of North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Yerba Buena Island, and drawing a small sketch of the City Hall. Kernan notes that "the foreground of the picture are the [?] hills on the south side of the city." He writes his father that he is planning on coming home in a year or so, but that he is presently working on a plan to secure a fortune for himself: "I came to California for an object. That object attained I shall return. My prospects now are good how long they will continue I dare not hope but if I can only hold my present situation for one year without any loss I can come home as I wish to come, with money." An excellent view of San Francisco in 1854 on a pictorial letter sheet, with a highly representative letter from one who, like thousands of others, went to California to seek his fortune.

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        IKOKU OCHIBA KAGO: GLEANINGS OF COMMODORE PERRY'S VISIT TO JAPAN.

      [Tokyo 1854, Bigakudo].Stitched brown wrs., 11.5 x 17.5 cm.,. [20] double folded leaves, Japanese text, 17 color illustra-. tions, 2 double page color maps, woodblock printed by hand. on hand-made Washi mulberry paper, some foxing throughout.. A STUNNING JAPANESE FIRST LOOK AT AMERICANS IN JAPAN, 1854 Authored by Miki Kosai, aka. by one of his several studio names for: UTAGAWA Yoshimori, his real name was TAGUCHI Sakuzo [1830-1885]. Miki used several "Go" or "Studio names" depending on which master he was studying under at the time. . He was an excellent pupil of the celebrated and most famous in his own times, woodblock print artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Miki specialized in pictures of Yokohama and foreigners, he moved from Edo to Yokohama to observe actual foreigners and capture their images in this historic of all works. He learned of the most famous of all foreigners, Commodore Perry and was intrigued to make a book about the men of the U.S. Navy and their historic and first visit to Japan. . At that time, Americans and other foreigners in Yokohama, were the rage at the time and captivated most Japanese inspiring them to go and have a look at the strange foreign [white] people. Miki is widely collected by world museums. See Roberts below. **** RARITY: THE FIRST COLOR ILLUSTRATED BOOK SHOWING AMERICANS IN JAPAN. This is the rarest of all color woodblock printed and illustrated books ever done in Japan. It is a marvelously illustrated work, contemporary with Commodore Perry's historic and first visit to Japan [1853-1854]. . COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF COMMODORE PERRY: This monograph shows color pictures of both Commodore Perry, and his son as well as other crew members, but again the focus is on Perry. A contemporary account of the first official and most historic American visit to open Japan to trade. **** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations include the following scenes: Edo Bay, showing all defense installations; text noting the latter in full; list of presents exchanged between Japan and the U.S.; color prints of: U. S. steam locomotive presented to the Japanese; plants, cannon, parrot, etc.; a color map of North America; portraits of Commodore Perry, Perry's son, Commander Adams, "NCO Howsle [sic];" depictions of American marines and their officers, military camps, drums, swords, band instruments, sloop, uniforms, view of U.S. steam-frigate ending with the Japanese text of Commodore Perry's message to the Japanese Emperor." [Extracted from Dawson's, see below] * The finest of all woodblock printed Perry items. Also with an excellent two-page color illustration of Commodore Perry's flagship. Immediately after Perry's visit a profusion of woodblock printed maps, books & prints/prints were published informing the Japanese of the great event. * CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT There are very few contemporary accounts in published books and ephemera that were actually published during Perry's visit. Those few that were written are always exceptionally RARE & SCARCE. * This is one of the most important and valuable of all the items ever done, and one of the very few actually published during Perry's visit, and with color illustrations done on the spot by a primary Japanese artist and keen observer. * Contained in an indigo-blue Chitsu cloth folding case, bone clasps, a small black Sumi ink blotch on one illustration of a U.S. sailor illustrations, else without any other defect. * LITERAL TITLE: Illustrated by Miki Kosai. The literal English translation of the title is: FALLEN LEAVES FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY. * WHO WAS COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry [1794-1858], an American naval office, who commanded the Naval expedition to Japan that both opened Japan to the West & that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of the celebrated Naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837, he took command being appointed Captain of this new and most modern vessel. He was promoted to Commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been hitherto closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four U.S. naval ships into Tokyo Bay and presented representatives of the Emperor with the text of a proposed commercial & treaty of friendship. To give the reluctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in the following February 1854. This was called "Gun boat diplomacy." The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 and it provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors shipwrecked in Japanese territory and that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda & Hakodate be opened to U.S. commerce. * Perry's historic and most important mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation [Sakoku], a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. * By and large an important & historic illustrated record from the Japanese point of view of this great occasion. Extremely rare and first early primary resource. Seldom found on the market, indeed exceptionally R A R E ! * PERRY'S VIEW OF JAPAN: Those interested in a full account of Japan by Perry in English can inquire with us about the 1856 3 volume set documenting that historic occasion. ******* BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Sperling: THE OPENING OF JAPAN AND THE PERRY EXPEDITION, an article in Arts of Asia, July-August, 2003, pp. 46-55. * Dawson's Book Shop, catalogue # 363 [issued ca. 1963-64] as item #154 and associated illustration. Per their entry: "...Rarest and finest of the printed books devoted to Perry in Japan, 1853-1854...a contemporary record of Perry in Japan. With an illustration of Commodore Perry. * Commodore M.C. Perry: THE JAPAN EXPEDITION, various editions. Please inquire as we usually have this title in stock for sale. . * REYNOLDS, Robert L. COMMODORE PERRY IN JAPAN. * [PINEAU, Roger.] THE JAPAN EXPEDITION 1852-1855 OF COMMODORE MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY. [An Exhibition 11 October-11 December 1968]. * [DULLES, John F.] CENTENIAL CELEBRATION OF THE OPENING OF JAPAN 1853-1953. [Celebrates the Opening of Japan by Commodore Perry] * [PERRY, Matthew C.] THE JAPAN EXPEDITION 1852-1854: THE PERSONAL JOURNAL OF COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY. [Edited by Roger Pineau] * HALE, William H. WHEN PERRY UNLOCKED THE "GATE OF THE SUN." * MORISON, Samuel E. 'OLD BRUIN' COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY 1794-1858. * STATLER, Oliver. THE BLACK SHIP SCROLL: An Account of the Perry Expedition at Shimoda in 1854 & the Lively Beginnings of People-to-People Relations Between Japan & America. * BARROWS, Edward M. THE GREAT COMMODORE: The Exploits of Matthew Calbraith Perry. * BARR, Pat. THE COMING OF THE BARBARIANS: A Story of Western Settlement in Japan 1853-1870. * GRIFFIS, William E. MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY A TYPICAL AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER. * WALWORTH, Arthur. BLACK SHIPS OFF JAPAN: The Story of Commodore Perry's Expedition. * [PERRY, Matthew C.] COMMODORE PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN. Edited by F. Hawkes. * ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.202-203, there is a small controversy about his death date, Roberts cites 1885, while other Japanese sources cite 1885, which may be due to variations in western vs. Japanese calendars. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        KAIGAI IBUN: STRANGE INFORMATION FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA [Japanese Casta

      [Japan], n.p. 1854, Seifuen Juou]. Stitched wrs.,5 vol. set,. 17.5 x 25.5 cm., Japanese text, double-page color map, 13. double-page & 26 single-page illustrations, woodblock color. printed, 101 double-sheets in all. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. In the 18th and 19th centuries many Japanese junks were driven by storms and currents to the California coast. Under punishment of death by the Shogun, no Japanese were allowed to leave nor return back to Japan from about 1604 through 1867. This tale is an exception to that rule ! * JAPANESE TITLE: Kaigai Ibun, Ichimei, Amerika Shinwa. * The true and fascinating story of 13 Japanese castaways who were rescued in mid-ocean, then taken to Mexico and finally returned to Japan via Canton. The story was written by one of the castaways, Hatsutaro [no last name was held by him at that time, a common Japanese name feature] then published in Japan. Hatsutaro was a peasant from Awa, along with twelve other sailors were the crew aboard the Eiju Maru, a coastwise shipping vessel. They were blown out to sea in their disabled craft. The work is vividly illustrated with some 39 color pages [13 are double-page illustrations] in all. With charming and naive scenes of early Mexico, their homes, people, activities and native costumes. * This fascinating primary resource covers the tale of the story of castaways as written by Hatsutaro. They were all lost off the coast of Hyogo, Japan in 1841, the crew of 13 men sailed without rudder for some six months southeast to be rescued by a Spanish galleon returning from S. China, and then dropped off in Baja California, at San Jose del Cabo. They went to Mazatlan, and eventually boarded a ship bound for Canton, and then back to Nagasaki in 1854. A wonderfully brilliant work, full of excitement and the unusual. * There is a lovely double-page map in full color of the Pacific showing the route of the author, his visit to Lower [Baja] California and Mexico, and his return back to Japan. See Maekawa below for full English translation of the voyage. * COMPILER: A-Boku Shin-Wa compiled by Confucian minister Bunzo MAEKAWA and that was then translated by Zumwinkle, see citation below. * COLLATION: Vol. 1: 26 sheets, 2 sheets preface, 1-18 pages text 4 . sheets illustrations, 2 sheets maps. Vol. 2: 20 sheets, 1-15 text, 5 sheets illustrations. Vol. 3: 21 sheets: 1-19 text, 2 sheets illustrations. Vol. 4: 19 sheets: 1-10 text, 9 sheets illustrations. Vol. 5: 15 sheets: 1-9 text, 6 sheets illustrations. All illustrations are in color. Issued with no title page, no Hashira title, no colophon; above extracted from Kerlen & Toda, see bibliography below. *** FULL TITLE: Title: KAIGAI IBUN, STRANGE INFORMATION FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA [or STORY OF A CASTAWAY] Subtitle: AMERIKA SHINWA: The New Story of America. *** CONTENTS: Book 1: The preface, with notes on the illustrations, map of the castaways' route. Narrative from the time their drifting began until their arrival in America, and their sojourn at the town of San Jose [del Cabo]. * Book 2: The account of the homeward voyage from America across the ocean to Canton, in China. The account of the trip from Canton to Chapu [Ning-po] and their return to Japan. * Book 3: Geography, climate, population, language, food and drink, housing. * Book 4: clothing, customs. * Book 5 : Amusements, coinage, ships, flora, faunal. *** THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION: We also include a copy of the full English tranlation of MAEKAWA, Bunzo: "KAIGAI IBUN: A Strange Tale From Overseas, or a New Account Of America. compiled from the narrative of Hatsutaro, a Japanese Castaway" title with any order for this book. See below for bibliographical details. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Dawson's Book Shop: ASIATIC BOOKS 1949-1952 compiled by Jack Gyer, item #211, page 29. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, no. 724, page 311. * MAEKAWA, Bunzo. comp. et al. KAIGAI IBUN: A Strange Tale From Overseas, or a New Account Of America. compiled from the narrative of Hatsutaro, a Japanese Castaway. Los Angeles 1970, Dawson's Book Store. This work provides an excellent and complete English translation of the text along with many color illustrations. Translated by Richard Zumwinkle, assisted by Tadanobu Kawai. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 900 Copies only. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHNESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.441 * KSM: [kiko, hyoruki], 2-5-3 * Dawson's Book Store, ASIATIC BOOKS, catalog by Jack Gyer, L.A. 1952, item 211, page 29. * Not in Mitchell ***** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Lives of the most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on their Worls. With Notes Corrective and Explanatory, by Peter Cunningham.

      London: John Murray, 1854., 1854. First Cunningham Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Later light brown morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. A little foxing to first and last blanks. Bookplates. A fine set. Shows extremely well.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DEED OF SALE BETWEEN ROBERT ROBSON AND CHARLES KESLER, FOR A SLAVE NAMED MILES]

      [Columbus], Colorado County, Tx, 1854. Remnants of wax seal on the verso. Some light edgewear and spots of discoloration. Very good. Copy of a manuscript deed for the sale in Texas of a forty-six year old male slave named Miles. The text reads: "The state of Texas / Colorado County: Received from Charles Kesler the sum of sixteen hundred dollars in full payment for my negro boy Miles aged 46 years complexion yellow carpenter by trade and I do warrant him sound in body and mind a slave for life and agst. all claims and incumbrances whatever. Given under my hand & seal this June 19th 1854. R. Robson. Witness Geo.W. Smith." Robert Robson (1804-1878) was a prominent resident of Columbus, Texas, having moved there in 1839 from Dumfries, Scotland. He built a castle on the south bank of the Colorado River, complete with a drawbridge and a moat. Robson's castle, three stories high and with a large ballroom and roof garden, was constructed of concrete made from locally produced lime and gravel. A cistern on the roof provided running water, which was piped throughout the building. Robson's castle was a focus of social life in Colorado County until its foundations were undermined by a flood in 1869. It was torn down in 1883. Scarce manuscript evidence of the trade in slaves in antebellum Texas, the sale being made by an eccentric Texan of Scottish extraction.

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        The Territories of Washington and Oregon

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1854. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blind-stamped cloth covers, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. Very rare separately-issued pocket map of Washington and Oregon Territories: the first issue of Colton's map of those newly-formed territories. Although copyrighted 1853, this map did not appear in a Colton atlas until the 1855-56 Atlas of the World. This 1854 pocket map version precedes that issue, and shows the territories in their infancy. Unlike the later sheet map version, this separately-issued pocket map only shows three counties in western Washington Territory (Lewis, Pacific and Clark) and ten counties in western Oregon (Clatsop, Washington, Yam Hill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Benton, Linn, Lake and a large Umpqua county). Also unlike the later sheet map version, the Stevens route of the proposed Pacific Railroad is not shown (as the survey was still ongoing at the time of the publication of this pocket map). Many locations are shown, including towns, forts, rivers, mountains, etc. The map is a significant rarity with only a handful of recorded locations and no copies appearing at auction in the last quarter century. Smith, p. 55; Streeter Sale 3896 (1855 edition). Not in Graff, Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West or Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        On the Theory of Probabilities, and in particular on Mitchell's Problem of the Distribution of the Fixed Stars" (Boole) and "Physical Demonstration of the Earth's Motion of Rotation" (Wheatstone) in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 1,1851, pp. 521-530; 572-578

      FIRST EDITION of George Boole's first paper on probability, marking his earliest published work on a subject he would continue to develop until in 1854 he published his highly influential  An Investigation of The Laws of Thought on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities. Laws of Thought, as the work is known presents "probability theory as an excellent topic to illustrate the power of his algebra of logic" - an argument whose origins lie in this 1851 paper (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). On the Theory of Probabilities "seems to have been the first mention, by any author, of the close connection, both in essence and in form, between logic and probability and indeed of the dependence of the theory of probability on an underlying mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale, George Boole). Boole writes: "Although the immediate business of the theory of probabilities is with the frequency of the occurrence of events, and although it therefore borrows some of its elements from the science of number, yet as the expression of the occurrence of those events, and also of the relations, of whatever kind, which connect them, is the office of language, the common instrument of reason, so the theory of probabilities must bear some definite relation to logic" (Phil Mag, 1, 1851, p. 524). Boole's interest in probabilities had been sparked by reading a 1767 Philosophical Transactions paper by John Michell [also Mitchell], a natural philosopher and clergyman responsible for a number of important and visionary insights into astronomy, gravitation, and optics. In the Phil Trans paper entitled An Inquiry into the Probable Parallax and Magnitude of the Fixed Stars, Michell "estimates that if the stars were just scattered randomly on the celestial sphere then the probability that the Pleiades would be grouped together in the sky is 1 part in 500,000. So he concluded that the Pleiades must be a stellar system in its own right---this is the first known application of statistics to astronomy" (Detweiler, Newtonian Black Holes, 1998). The other spark to Boole's interest took the form of what he referred to as 'general doctrine…of the day' - a mathematical issue that appeared in a theological debate that had been making the rounds: "was the existence of multiple star systems due just to chance, or would such systems be so unlikely to form by chance that their observed existence 'proved' the intervention of a 'Creator'?" (Nahin, The Logician and the Engineer, 6.3). Given his interest in Michell's earlier work as well as the theological debate of his own contemporaries, in the 1851 paper Boole applies his theory of probabilities to the problem of the distribution of fixed stars. This problem had been "creating considerable discussion among mathematicians and astronomers. Professor Boole felt much interest in it, both because of its intrinsic importance, and because of its close connection with a class of speculations in the pursuit of which he had long been engaged" (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon, The British Quarterly Review, vol 44).  Boole's paper articulates the origin of his thinking on probability and logic, marking the beginning of a thought process that would culminate in his seminal 1854 Laws of Thought. En route, he was able to answer to John Michell's fixed star problem. ALSO INCLUDED is Wheatstone's "Physical Demonstration of the Earth's Motion of Rotation," the first description in English of Foucault's famous pendulum experiment demonstrating and proving that the rotation of the earth. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 592, [4]. Plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Ex-libris bearing a discreet stamp on the title page. Handsomely, solidly, and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Very slight age toning within; bright and clean. Near fine condition.

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        Die Pilgerfahrt der Blumengeister [The Pilgrimage of the Fairy Spirits / "Les Fleurs animées"]. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville / With 36 handcoloured pictures of flower fairies from his famous illustration cycle: "Les Fleurs animées".

      Leipzig: Friedrich Fleischer. Zweite, umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage.. Exzellente Bindung. Die handkolorierten Tafeln in sehr guter erhaltung. Das Buch wie immer etwas staerker stockfleckig ! Der Buchblock fest und sehr gut erhalten. Private Widmung des 19.Jahrhunderts auf dem Titelblatt.. Zweite, umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer, 1854. Octav. Handcoloriertes Frontispiece, (4), 296 Seiten mit 36 handkolorierten Stahlstichen. Moderner Meistereinband in rotem Maroquin mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel und feiner Ornamentik. Dreiseitig vergoldeter Schnitt. Exzellente Bindung. Die handkolorierten Tafeln in sehr guter erhaltung. Das Buch wie immer etwas staerker stockfleckig ! Der Buchblock fest und sehr gut erhalten. Private Widmung des 19.Jahrhunderts auf dem Titelblatt. Each of the coloured flower spirits (Flower Fairies) has a title: Schneegloeckchen und Himmelsschluesselchen, Veilchen, Narcisse, Tulpe, Pfirsichbluete, Kornblume und Klatschrose, Dornroeschen, Hollunder, Lilie, Stiefmuetterchen, Pfeilkraut, Tausendschoenchen, Wasserlilie, Vergissmeinnicht, Winde, Cactus, Sensitive, Scabiose und Todtenblume, Camelie, Wicke, Kresse, Geissblatt, Granate und Orangenbluete, Jasmin, Flachs und Georgine, Weinbluete, Nelke, Schierling, Distel, Rosa, Mohn, etc. Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (13 September 1803, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle ?- 17 March 1847, Vanves), generally known by the pseudonym of Jean-Jacques or J. J. Grandville, was a French caricaturist. He was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name "Grandville" was his grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs entitled Les Tribulations de la petite proprieté. He followed this with Les Plaisirs de tout âge and La Sibylle des salons (1827); but the work which first established his fame was Les Métamorphoses du jour (1828?-29), a series of seventy scenes in which individuals with the bodies of men and faces of animals are made to play a human comedy. These drawings are remarkable for the extraordinary skill with which human characteristics are represented in animal facial features. The success of this work led to his being engaged as artistic contributor to various periodicals, such as La Silhouette, L'Artiste, La Caricature, Le Charivari; and his political caricatures which were characterized by marvelous fertility of satirical humour, soon came to enjoy a general popularity. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as the songs of Béranger, the fables of La Fontaine, Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe. He also continued to issue various lithographic collections, among which may be mentioned La Vie privée et publique des animaux, Les Cent Proverbes, Un Autre Monde and Les Fleurs animées. Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 and is buried in the Cimetière Nord of Saint-Mandé just outside Paris. (Wikipedia)

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        Mecklenburgisches Album. Eine Reihenfolge in Stahlstich ausgeführter Ansichten. Nach der Natur gezeichnet von Prof. Gottheil.

      B. S. Berendsohn, Hamburg - 1856. 1854 - 4°-quer ( 25 x 34 cm). Brauner Halblederband der Zeit. Buchrücken unten ca. 5cm fehlend, auch sonst schwach. Ecken durchstoßen, Einband etwas berieben. Goldgeprägter Deckeltitel. Dreiseitengoldschnitt. Mit chromolith. Titel und 60 Stahlstichansichten nach J. Gottheil. Je 1 Bl. Subskribenten und Inhalt. Durchgehend unschön stärker stockfleckig. Andres 166. -- Enthält Ansichten von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (47) und Mecklenburg Strelitz (13), dargestellt sind u.a. Schwerin von der Nordseite, Schwerin von Zippendorf, Das Schloss Schwerin(2), weitere Schwerinansichten (8), Rostock (4), Wismar (3), Bützow, Güstrow (2), Ludwigslust (2), Der heilige Damm am Ostseestrande, Doberan (3), Parchim, Malchin, Gadebusch, Stavenhagen, Teterow, Boitzenburg, Plau (2), Waren, Körner’s Grabstätte bei Wöbbelin, Schloß Kittendorf, Schloss Remplin, Schloß Basedow, Schloß Verchentin, Schloß Ivenack, Alte Schloß zu Neustadt, Burg Schlitz, Alte Burg Penzlin, Kloster Malchow, Neustrelitz (2), Neubrandenburg (5), Hohenzieritz, Friedland (3), Burg Stargard und Kloster Ratzeburg. Vollständiges Album. - Meist stärker stockfleckig, 2 Taf. (Güstrow) im Rand mit Knickfalte und leichtem Wasserfleck. -- Vorgebundenes weißes Blatt mit Schenkungsvermerk von "Johannes und Elise Roeper", Rostock 1858.

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        LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS: OR FOUR MONTHS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA

      Providence, 1854. Original printed wrappers bound into modern half morocco and boards. Unobstrusive old library stamp to front wrapper. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, old marginal pencil notes (some of which are quite humorous, poking fun at the author's descriptions with an occasional "by George" and "my gracious"). Else very good. A rare gold rush account, by a Providence school principal, "who wrote these sketches 'on the spot' for the edification of the home folks" - Wheat. Weston was one of a dozen fortune seekers who worked the Auburn mines, located some forty-five miles northeast of Sacramento. He provides plain but entertaining descriptions of what he encountered, including "Hanging a Gambler," "Wonderful Instinct of the Wood Duck," "Origins of Indian Troubles - the Undaunted Backwoodsman," "Scenery of Auburn and Vicinity," "Lassoing a Gambler," and "Fight with a Rattlesnake - also with a Scorpion." A most unusual and evidently quite rare personal account. A second edition of this title was issued the same year.

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        Die Pilgerfahrt der Blumengeister [The Pilgrimage of the Fairy Spirits / "Les Fleurs animées"]. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville / With 36 handcoloured pictures of flower fairies from his famous illustration cycle: "Les Fleurs animées".

      Friedrich Fleischer,, Leipzig, 1854 - Zweite, umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer, 1854. Octav. Handcoloriertes Frontispiece, (4), 296 Seiten mit 36 handkolorierten Stahlstichen. Moderner Meistereinband in rotem Maroquin mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel und feiner Ornamentik. Dreiseitig vergoldeter Schnitt. Exzellente Bindung. Die handkolorierten Tafeln in sehr guter erhaltung. Das Buch wie immer etwas staerker stockfleckig ! Der Buchblock fest und sehr gut erhalten. Private Widmung des 19.Jahrhunderts auf dem Titelblatt. Each of the coloured flower spirits (Flower Fairies) has a title: Schneegloeckchen und Himmelsschluesselchen, Veilchen, Narcisse, Tulpe, Pfirsichbluete, Kornblume und Klatschrose, Dornroeschen, Hollunder, Lilie, Stiefmuetterchen, Pfeilkraut, Tausendschoenchen, Wasserlilie, Vergissmeinnicht, Winde, Cactus, Sensitive, Scabiose und Todtenblume, Camelie, Wicke, Kresse, Geissblatt, Granate und Orangenbluete, Jasmin, Flachs und Georgine, Weinbluete, Nelke, Schierling, Distel, Rosa, Mohn, etc. Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (13 September 1803, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle – 17 March 1847, Vanves), generally known by the pseudonym of Jean-Jacques or J. J. Grandville, was a French caricaturist. He was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name "Grandville" was his grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs entitled Les Tribulations de la petite proprieté. He followed this with Les Plaisirs de tout âge and La Sibylle des salons (1827); but the work which first established his fame was Les Métamorphoses du jour (1828–29), a series of seventy scenes in which individuals with the bodies of men and faces of animals are made to play a human comedy. These drawings are remarkable for the extraordinary skill with which human characteristics are represented in animal facial features. The success of this work led to his being engaged as artistic contributor to various periodicals, such as La Silhouette, L'Artiste, La Caricature, Le Charivari; and his political caricatures which were characterized by marvelous fertility of satirical humour, soon came to enjoy a general popularity. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as the songs of Béranger, the fables of La Fontaine, Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe. He also continued to issue various lithographic collections, among which may be mentioned La Vie privée et publique des animaux, Les Cent Proverbes, Un Autre Monde and Les Fleurs animées. Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 and is buried in the Cimetière Nord of Saint-Mandé just outside Paris. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Exzellente Bindung. Die handkolorierten Tafeln in sehr guter erhaltung. Das Buch wie immer etwas staerker stockfleckig ! Der Buchblock fest und sehr gut erhalten. Private Widmung des 19.Jahrhunderts auf dem Titelblatt. Moderner Meistereinband in rotem Maroquin mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel und feiner Ornamentik. Dreiseitig vergoldeter Schnitt.

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        Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde in 114 Blättern. Fünfte Auflage.

      Glogau C Flemming 1854 - 1 gest. Titel, 1 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 114 kolorierte lithogr. Karten, Folio-quer (36 x 45,8 cm), Orig.-Halblederbd. mit blindgepr. Deckelrahmen und vergold. Deckeltitel mit vergold. verziertem Titelrahmen. Titelblatt mit altem Eintrag, einige Karten am Rand etwas stockfleckig, Karte 10 (Deutschland) mit sauber reparierten Randausrissen. Untere Rückenkante mit sauber ausgebessertem Sprung, insgesamt gut erhaltenes und vollständiges Exemplar im schönen Orig.-Verlagseinband.

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        Die Philosophie des Rechts.

      Heidelberg, im Verlag der akademischen Buchhandlung von J. C. B. Mohr, 1854-56. 2 Bde (in 3). 8vo. (I:) XXX, 590; (II,1:) XXXVI, 521; (II,2:) XXXVI, 721 S. Zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Dritte Ausgabe von Stahls Hauptwerk, zu dem er von Schelling angeregt wurde. - Stahl (1802-1861), der bis zu seiner Konvertierung zum Protestantismus Friedrich Julius Jolson (auch Golson) hieß, stellte sich mit seinem Hauptwerk gegen das moderne Naturrecht und den Liberalismus der Französischen Revolution und bemühte sich um eine Rechts- und Staatslehre auf christlicher Grundlage. Seine Forderung nach einer \"Umkehr zum Glauben\" wurde bei den modernen Zeitgenossen als reaktionär empfunden, stieß aber bei vielen Konservativen auf regen Zuspruch. König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. belohnte Stahl mit der Ernennung zum lebenslänglichen Mitglied der Ersten Kammer, des späteren Herrenhauses. - Stahl wurde seit 1832 Professor in Erlangen, Würzburg, erneut Erlangen, bevor er 1840 - gemeinsam mit Schelling - von König Wilhelm IV. nach Berlin berufen wurde.I. Geschichte der Rechtsphilosophie. II,1 und II,2: Rechts- und Staatslehre auf der Grundlage christlicher Weltanschauung. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        ATLANTEN. - Weimar Atlas. - der ganzen Erde nach den besten astronomischen Bestimmungen, neuesten Entdeckungen und kritischen Untersuchungen entworfen.

      Verlag des geographischen Instituts, (1854)., Weimar, - 58 x 38 cm. Gestoch. Titel, doppelblattgr. Register und 70 meist grenzkolor. Kupferstich-Karten. Espenhorst, PP, 1.1.4 Kiepert Period (1847-1855). - "Ab dem Jahr 1846 wurde der Atlas erneut mit nun teilweise durch H. Kiepert revidierten Karten angeboten. Diese erschienen offensichtlich erst nach und nach, so daß erst 1848 wieder ein kompletter Atlas mit nunmehr 70(71) Karten vorlag" (Espenhorst, AS, S. 25). - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, die Gelenke oben und unten eingerissen, die Bindung noch intakt. Die Karten breitrandig, nur wenige leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aulacoramphus Cataneorhynchus [The Chestnut Groove-bill Toucanet]

      [London: by the Author, 1854. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and H. C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. A fine image from the expanded second edition of John Gould's "A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans." "The range of this subspecies extends from the Panama Canal southwards to north Colombia and Venezuela. It differs from R. s. sulfuratus in only one or two details: the bill is about a third shorter, squat and in some birds the red on the tip is less conspicuous; the red band below the yellow breast is broader...They roost with their bills hidden under their feathers and their tails flat over their backs. They utter strange shrill cries like a piglet screaming, but only when they feel threatened." (A. Rutgers, Birds of South America , 1972, p.149) The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America, and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias." (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42) In 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux." (Paris, 1555, p. 184) Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos"), which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image. The first edition of Gould's work, published in 1833-1835, represented the first concerted attempt to produce a monograph on the family. The present image is from the second expanded edition, which Gould considered to be a completely separate work: the plates were all re-drawn and the text re-written. Cf. Anker 170; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 101; cf. Nissen IVB 378; cf. Sauer 3; cf. Wood, p. 364; cf. Zimmer, p. 252.

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        Life of George Washington. The Citizen

      Paris and New York: M. Knoedler, 1854. Lithograph by Claude Regnier, printed by LeMercier, Paris, and hand-coloured. Skilfully repaired tear in bottom margin. George Washington's Wedding Washington's marriage to Martha Custis was a great success, and his life with her truly a refuge from the harsh worlds of politics, war, and fame. So, though the event was not especially newsworthy, it is an appropriate moment to commemorate from his life. The wedding took place at her estate, called White House, in New Kent, Virginia, on January 6, 1759. The bride and groom were both 27. Martha Custis was a widow with two surviving children, and they can be seen shyly participating in the scene. The ceremony was performed by Rev. David Mossom. This beautifully coloured lithograph was printed in Paris by Lemercier (Rosé-Joseph Lemercier, 1803-87) and sold in New York through M. Knoedler. The prints produced in New York in the 1850's were never as well drawn or as refined as this, and Lemercier was rather successful at garnering an upscale lithography market. Throughout the 19th century, many American dwellings had portraits of Washington over the fireplace or family table, and even in Europe his portrait was popular. In an age of kings, Washington represented uncorrupted leadership and personal virtue, and was frequently compared to heroes of the Roman Republic.

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it Existed in Europe, particularly in Great Britain, from the Norman Conquest to the reign of King Charles II Illustrated by a series of illuminated engravings With a glossary of military terms of the Middle Ages Second edition, corrected and enlarged [with:] Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, From the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire, from the drawings, and with the descriptions of Sir Samuel Rish Meyrick by Joseph Skelton

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. 5 volumes, folio. (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches). [Meyrick:] Half-titles. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to vol. I, 80 plates (70 hand-coloured aquatints, most heightened with gilt, 10 etched uncoloured plates), 27 large hand-coloured initials, most heightened with gilt. [Skelton:] Engraved titles and engraved frontispieces in each vol., portrait and 150 engraved plates. (Minor foxing). Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, black morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the othes with a repeat armour themed decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: W. W. Greener (bookplate in first three vols.) An excellent set of the second and best edition of Meyrick's great work on arms and armour, with beautiful plates "as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey" (Edinburgh Review). This set with the supplement by Skelton on the famed Goodrich Court collection. Prideaux writes that this "book is certainly superb." A contemporary review echoed this sentiment: "Sir Walter Scott justly describes this work as 'the incomparable Armoury.' 'This most superb archaeological work is animated with numerous novelties, curious and historical disquisitions, and brilliant and recondite learning - Learning going to Court in the full, rich costume of the Order of the Garter. - Plates as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey. Really and truly the work is admirably executed, and deserves every eulogy.' - Edinburgh Review." (quoted in Lowndes II, p.1541). First published in 1824, this work was one of the first to view the subject of ancient arms and armour from an historical perspective. The present second edition includes revised text and a new hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to the first volume. The presentation is otherwise very similar to the first edition with both plates and initials hand-coloured and heightened with gold where necessary. As a whole the work is beautifully designed and printed. The plates and initial letters, which are expertly hand-coloured, are taken from copies of "antient [sic.] seals, illuminations, painted glass, and monuments" (preface, p.xiv), whilst the author's intention for the whole work was that it should supply 'the general deficiency of information on the subject: to throw a glimpse of light over the rugged paths of the historian, to furnish dates to the antiquary, and to give vividness of truth to the efforts of painting, sculpture, and the drama" (preface, p.xiv). Cf. Hiler p.587; Lipperheide Qb62 (2nd edition); Lowndes II, p.1541; cf. Prideaux p.322.

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        Grammar of the Hawaiian Language

      Mission Press, Honolulu 1854 - no d/j; Original decorative marbled paper-covered boards with faux leather spine. Board edges rubbed/frayed. Foxing throughout. Text legible. Glue wrinkling at eps. Front hinge tender. ; This work by the pioneer lexicologist of the Hawaiian language and missionary was published in 1854, creating an early Hawaiian imprint with his "Mission Press," He compiled a dictionary of Hawaiian late in his career after he had produced this rare early Hawaiian language book. In this book, he identified the parts of speech, noting it was an uninflected language whose meaning derived from prepositions and word order. After completing a Hawaiian translation of the Bible during which he helped to establish the language's orthography, he entered government service and continued his work in Hawaiian language and folklore, with the dictionary a capstone to his work in 1865. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pp. pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1854. With Numerous Engravings. 2 volumes, octavo (225 × 140 mm). Bound in recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, boards ruled gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With map and 84 plates with tissue-guards. Contents mildly foxed throughout, short closed tear to map stub. An excellent set, attractively bound. First edition, first printing. John Lloyd Stephens (1805?-1852) was an American diplomat, explorer and writer, best remembered for his pioneering research on the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839, President Martin Van Buren appointed Stephens as Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador). This two-volume work is an account of his travels between 1839 and 1840, while Stephens visited and recorded ancient Mayan sites. He describes Copán, Palenque and 42 other ancient sites, with over 50 illustrations drawn by his travelling companion Frederick Catherwood (1799?-1854), a professional architect and draftsman. Stephens's detailed descriptions and Catherwood's meticulous drawings were far more accurate and comprehensive than previous publications, and kindled Victorian interest in the ancient Maya civilisation.

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        1854-1869 Telegraphie telegraphy Telefon telephone Philipp Reis Bell 1st picture

      Buch, 1854 - (Bücher 11597) Mit der ersten Darstellung des Telefons!!! Zeitschrift des deutsch-österreichischen Telegraphen-Vereins. 16 Jahrgänge (komplett) Berlin, Ernst und Korn, 1854-1869 mit 288 (statt 289) gefalteten Kupfertafeln Halbleinwand-Einbände der Zeit Einbände berieben, mit alten Bibl.-Schildchen, zwei Einbanddeckel erneuert, Titelblätter gestempelt, im Jg. 14 fehlt die Tafel 9 unter den zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Artikeln und Arbeiten u.a. auch von Werner Siemens, enthält der Jahrgang 1862den berühmten Artikel von Wilhelm von Legat "Ueber die Reproduction von Tönen auf elektro-galvanischem Wege" über das Telefon von Philipp Reis. Die beiden dazugehörigen Kupfertafeln enthalten die erste Abbildung eines Telefons von Philipp Reis, und stellen somit die erste gedruckte Darstellung eines Telefons überhaupt dar. Äusserst seltene komplette Folge! With the first printed picture of the telephone, as invented by Philipp Reis!! Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche. 21 Bde. u 1 Bd. Generalregister (compl.).

      Hamburg/ Gotha, Rudolf Besser, -1868 1854 - Gr.8°, je ca. 800 S., HLdr. der Zeit m. Rückenschild, Einbände betwas berieben und teilw. beschienen. An 2 bdn. aussengelenk auf 7 cm angerissen - insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Erstauflage des großen encyklopädischen Werkes. Der evangelisch-reformierte Theologe J.J. Herzog (Basel 1805 - 1882 Erlangen) begründete das lexikalische Großprojekt und gab nur die vorliegende Erstausgabe vollständig heraus. Das "Lexikon ist im übrigen ein instruktives Beispiel dafür, wie trotz aller konfessioneller Animositäten und Zentrifugalkräfte im 19. Jahrhundert ein wissenschaftliches Opus entstehen konnte, das die unterschiedlichsten konfessionellen und theologisch positionellen Kräfte zu einer gemeinsamen Anstrengung vereinigte. Über 500 z.T. umfangreiche und praktisch alle Gebiete der Kirchengeschichte abdeckende Artikel hat Herzog in der ersten Auflage . selbst verfaßt. Unter ihnen ragen folgende Beiträge mit gleichsam monographischer Qualität hervor: Abendmahl; Beza, Theodor v.; Calvin, Johannes; Francke, August Hermann; Oekolampad, Johannes; Quäker; Quietismus; Schweiz; Socin, Faustus und die Socinianer; Waldenser; Ximenes, Franz; Refuge, Eglises." (Bautz). - Bautz, BBKL XIX, 674ff. (mit Auflistung wichtiger Artikel). [Besser kann mann es auch nicht sagen. Dank an die Kollegin Klaudia Ketz]. 25000 gr. Schlagworte: LexikaReligion - christliche [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die beiden Kinder-Freunde.

      Berlin : Winckelmann oJ. 1854. 20 S. mit 8 ganzs. altkolorierten Tafeln und einem altkolorierten illustr. Titel. 21,5 x 15,5 cm, Orig. Pappband. Der kaum ausgeprägte Rücken abgeplatzt. Handschriftliche Widmung aus dem Jahre 1959 am Vorsatz, Papier durchgehend altersbed. leicht fleckig. nicht bei Wegehaupt. AUSSERORDENTLICH SELTEN. nicht im BVB. Nur ein körperlicher Nachweis im KVK. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        STEAMSHIP YANKEE BLADE. Second Cabin. Meal Ticket for Passage

      [San Francisco?], 1854. SIGNED [with initials] by Vought, the Purser. Worn & soiled, with evidence of damp exposure to the upper right corner. Good.. Single paste-board ticket, printed recto only. Oblong format: 1-7/8" x 3-3/16" Ticket with 6 printed lines: Steamship YANKEE BLADE / SECOND CABIN / To be returned when called for and shown at meals / [dotted line for passenger name] / Table no [dotted line] / Trip No. [dotted line] 185 / [dotted line] Purser." This ticket with "Bosgood", "2 P.", "2 4"*, "S. L. V." inked-in to over the dotted lines. * indicating second trip, 1854. A rare surviving artifact from the second, and final, voyage of the SS Yankee Blade, a fast side-lever steamship built in 1853 to carry passengers from San Francisco to Panama, and which departed San Francisco on its ill-fated voyage 30 September, running aground at 3:30 pm October 1st, when the ship struck a rock at Point Pedernales, between the Southern California coastline and the Channel Islands. Despite the severity of the wreck, and primarily thanks to the good offices of a neaby ship, over the next day or so, many of the 812 passengers & 122 crew were saved.

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        Flora Chilena. Plantas celulares

      1854 - 2 volumes in-8 de I. (2), 515 Paris, Thunot, 1854, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. (2), 515 et (1) pages ; de II. (2) et 448 pages, demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse, Rare édition originale d'une des plus complètes flores du Chili du XIXe des cryptogames, nommés, par l'auteur, "plantes cellulaires". En effet, l'auteur propose une classification des plantes sans fleurs, sans graines et sans fruits (mousses, champignons, lichens, algues, etc.) que l'on trouve sur le territoire chilien. Les deux volumes constituent les tomes 7 et 8 de de l'Historia fisica y politica de Chile publiée en 23 volumes de 1844 à 1854 sous la direction de Claude Gay. Deux nouvelles pages de titre à la date de 1854 furent imprimées pour cette publication séparée. Malgré quelques rousseurs éparses et l'estampille de la bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, correct exemplaire dans sa première reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the City of Dublin.

      Dublin. JamesMcGlashan. 1854-1859.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 22cm, first edition, in 3 volumes(complete), xvi,437 & vi,335,xix,viii & 382,xii,pp., errata leaf, foldingcity plan, appendices, volume bibliographies, index, in the originalblind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt-embossed city crests on front boards,gilt titles, coated yellow endpapers, some slight staining on the rearendpapers of volume two & three, early expert restoration, a very goodsound set. (ids) ~ Irish antiquarian, Sir John Thomas Gilbert(1854-1859) was librarian of the Royal Irish Academy for 34 years. TheGilbert Library in Dublin's Pearse Street is named for him. He decriesthe lack of a significant and accurate history of Dublin and these threevolumes are an attempt to rectify this. The "History" is impeccablyresearched and grew from the author's series of historic papers entitled"The Streets of Dublin". The frontis map is John Speed's plan of"Dubline" dated 1610. .

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        6 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1854-1860. Zus. 25 S., 8°. „[...] From the mid 1850’s onwards O’Sullivan secretly takes part in the expansionist agenda of Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, thus becoming a member of the broad but informal network surrounding the prince. Together they develop a daring project, though one that will remain hypothetical, consisting of a Belgian military action during the Crimean War. O’Sullivan begins to work on a new definition of the concept of neutrality; a concept that will be abandoned in exchange for territorial acquisition. The goal is that Belgium will become more independent of France through a deeper connection to the allies during the war; and that territorial expansion will be on the Rhine, at the cost of Prussia, rather than of Holland, which is what the Duke of Brabant had in mind. A second line of thought concerns the aftermath of the Crimean War, when, in O’Sullivan’s opinion, the Ottoman position will be seriously weakened, making it possible for Belgium to occupy certain parts of the empire. O’Sullivan shows himself in his correspondence with the prince to be a hardliner expansionist, willing to topple the Sultan and replace him with a Christian, preferably Catholic, king recruited in Belgium, where a tradition of political neutrality existed. A few years later, upon the Duke of Brabant’s return from Constantinople via Trieste in May 1860, O’Sullivan delivers a memorandum to the prince entitled ‚Mémoire sur la formation d’une compagnie belge dans l’archipel méditerranéen‘. This memo comprises a scheme to occupy an island in the eastern Mediterranean (Crete or Cyprus), that will be bought or leased from the Sultan, and provides a blueprint for commercial exploitation under the protection of Leopold I, with the Duke of Brabant as president of the Board of Directors [...]“ (Dr. Jan Anckaer). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR O‘Sullivan de Grass, Mislin, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        The Family Flora and Materia Medica Botanica, Containing the Botanical Analysis, Natural History, and Chemical and Medical Properties and Uses of Plants

      Cambridge, MA: Peter P. Good, Jr., 1854. Revised Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. Full brown leather binding with four raised bands to spine, black leather patch title with gold titling. Scuffing and light wear, clean within a bit of light foxing. Volume I contains 1-48 hand colored plates to illustrate the descriptive text, Volume II has plates 49-96 as well as an engraved portrait of Peter Good bound in at rear.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U. „Gen.l G. H. Dufour".

      Paris, 12. XI. 1854. - 8vo. 1 p. Grüner Empfangsstempel und kurze Notiz des Empfängers am Kopf. An den französischen Finanzminister, Jean-Martial Bineau (1805-1855), den er bei seinem kurzen Besuch in Paris nicht angetroffen hat und dem er ein Schreiben einer Bekannten überbringen sollte. „[ ] Votre indisposition me prive de l’avantage de vous présenter personnellement mes respects, pendant le court séjour que je fais à Paris.Je dois partir incessamment, je prends donc la liberté de vous adresser la note ci-jointe que m’a remise une Dame de nos amies sœur de M. Ch Bellamy, et vous prie d’y avoir égard en temps et lieu. Je fais des vœux pour votre prompt et complet rétablissement [ ]". - Wegen seines schlechten Gesundheitszustandes trat Bineau 1855 zurück; er starb einen Monat nach seinem Rücktritt.

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        Memorias sobre la historia natural de la isla de Cuba, acompañadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en frances

      Imprenta de Barcina, Havana, Cuba 1854 - (9 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches). 4pp. errata. 34 lithographic plates, most after drawings by Poey, some drawn on stone by F. Mialhe, most printed by L. Marquier of Havana (17 hand-coloured). Contemporary brown leather-backed embossed paper-covered boards, the spine with overall design in gilt and semi-relief, lettered in gilt Provenance: Thomas Barbour (1884-1946, armorial bookplate, signature on title, naturalist) The first volume of a rare work, published in Cuba: one of the classic accounts of animal life in Cuba, by a well-known Spanish naturalist" (Wood). Born in Havana, after a period of living in Paris studying natural history, the author returned to Cuba in 1833 where he founded the Museum of Natural History in 1839. In 1842 Poey became the first professor of zoology and comparative anatomy at the University of Havana and began work on this project. The author, a correspondent of Cuvier and others, is noted for collecting important specimens and his knowledge of the fish and butterflies of Cuba. The plates in this volume depict mammals, fish, shells, butterflies and other insects. The second volume, not present here, would be published between 1856-1858. The provenance of this copy is particularly fitting: in his book, Naturalist in Cuba , Thomas Barbour writes, "I suspect that I am the only living American naturalist who has visited all parts of the island again and again, for I am not only a Cuban by adoption, but a devoted friend of the land and its people." Cf. BM (NH p. 1590; cf. Nissen ZBI 3210; cf. Palau 229998; cf. Sabin 63673; cf Wood p.522. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. Hellmesberger").

      Vienna, 27. I. 1854. - 8vo. 2¾ pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. One addendum (s. b.). To Legal Councellor Veith in Prague, thanking for being honoured. - Together with an autograph musical quotation signed by Ferdinand Hiller (5 bars for piano, with autogr. envelope). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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