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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. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Danmarks Fugle (Ornithologia Danica) i 304 Afbildninger af de gamle Hanner + Danmarks Fugle (Ornithologia Danica) i 252 Afbildninger af de dragtskiftende gamle Hanner, samt de fra Hannerne vaesentligt afvigende Hunner og unge Fugle, Atlas Volume with Supplements, 107 hand-colored plates, complete.

      Copenhagen: Forfatterens Forlag, 1854-1858.. First title page a little browned, the hand-colored plates are very bright and clean, the leather binding is very attractive with just a touch of shelf wear; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (first title page dated 1858) + 61 hand-colored plates ( I-XXI, XXII a-b, XXIII-XXVII, XXVIII a-c, XXIX-XXXII, XXXIII a-b, XXXIV-XXXIX, XL a-b, XLI - L, LI a-b. LII - LV (last two plates labeled "Supplementtavle") + (second title page date 1854) + 35 hand-colored plates (First Supplement: 1-35) + 8 hand-colored plates (Second Supplement: 1-8), + 3 additional hand-colored plates (un-numbered but one is by Gronvold from Skandinaviens Fugle). Contemporary tan full calf leather, with six raised bands, gilt-lettered in one panel and with gilt decorations in other panels and on the raised bands, front and rear boards with gilt denticles (ornamental tooling like lace) that form the borders of the boards, French marbled endpapers, folio (15 1/8 x 10 inches, 387 x 253 mm). This work presents the complete set of 104 hand-colored plates from the original printing with three additional hand-colored on Danish birds. The octavo text volume is not offered here. See also Zimmer, p. 352; Casey Wood, p. 418; Anker 246-248 and Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 113.

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        EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF UNCLE TOM JONES: WHO WAS FOR FORTY YEARS A SLAVE. ALSO THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF WILD TOM, OF THE ISLAND RETREAT, A FUGITIVE NEGRO FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

      New York, 1854. Gathered signatures, stitched, lacking wrappers. Some soiling, rumpling to the edges, a few tears to the last leaf. Very good. A later edition, after the original Worcester edition of 1849 and several interim printings. Thomas H. Jones was born a slave near Wilmington, N.C. on the John Hawes plantation. He left North Carolina in 1849 for Massachusetts, having sent most of his children and his wife ahead. He became involved in the anti-slavery movement, and in 1851 he fled slave catchers, settling in St. John, Newfoundland. Jones returned to Massachusetts in 1853. He wrote this narrative to raise money to purchase a son still living in North Carolina. The second part of the pamphlet contains an account of Wild Tom, a fugitive slave from South Carolina, excerpted from the anti-slavery novel THE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth. Illustrated with two wood engravings on the same leaf. Neither Sabin nor Howes was aware of this 1854 New York printing. A scarce double slave narrative, with only seven copies in OCLC.

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        Shooting in the Himalayas: A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, etc.

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - 1854, First Edition. 375 pp. Hardcover, 4to., original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration. Tissue-covered lithographic frontis and engraved t.p. With 8 other lithographs (including a fold-out map of the region) and 15 woodcuts in the text. Spine cloth has mellowed; gilt still bright. Light spotting to the maps and the margins of the frontis; lithographs otherwise in excellent condition. Strong binding. Evidence of strengthening to the inner hinges. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die neuen und neuesten Erfindungen und Verbesserungen in der Uhrmacherkunst. Enthaltend: Gründliche Belehrungen über die Construction und Anfertigung aller neuen Arten Taschen-, Pendel- und Kirchthurm-Uhren, großer Chronometer, Compensations-Pendel, Seeuhren, Zählmaschinen, Wegmesser und anderer Chronometer und Uhrwerke, sowie der verschiedenen Arten. Nebst speciellen Nachrichten über . Uhrenfabrikation in der Schweiz, in Frankreich und England. Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Quedlinburg u. Leipzig, Basse 1854 - VII, 352 Seiten. Mit 36, mehrf. gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Gr.Okt. (21 x 14 cm) Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, grünes Rückenschild, zarte Rückenvergoldung. ** Seltene Originalausgabe. Sehr umfangreiche, reich illustrierte Zusammenstellung der aktuellen Fortschritte der Uhrmacherkunst; mit Abdruck wichtiger Aufsätze bedeutender Uhrmacher: Breguet, Baker, J. G. Ulrich, Noriet, Matthieu, Francourt, Berrollas, Bell, Oechsle, Knight, J. Clark, Westwood, Blessing, Dent, Jesson, Wagner, Robert, Mannhardt, Hutton, Löffler u.v.a. Einige Stichworte aus dem Inhalt: Chronometer-Gangabweichungen, Äquationspendeluhren, Verfertigung von Emailzifferblättern, Turmuhren, neue Weckermechanismen, Peduluhren, elektrische Uhren, astronomische Uhren, Schlagwerke, Zifferblätter, Schraubenschneiden, Aufziehungsmechanismen, Uhrenöl, etc.etc. Die neuen Mechanismen werden auf den großen Tafeln instruktiv dargestellt. - Tardy 47 - Loeske 19 - Robertson 298 * Etwas gebräunt u. leicht fleckig. Einbandkanten bestoßen. Gutes Exemplar in einem wohlerhaltenen zeitgenössischen Einband. (SW: Uhren - Uhrmacher - horology - horlogerie) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japan. Eene reisbeschrijving.Leiden, De Breuk & Smits, 1865. 8vo. With lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographic view of a Japanese house and 6 people, after a photograph (protected by a tissue guard, tipped in). Later half cloth with contemporary boards.

      Hesselink V-B 118; NCC (8 copies); Wenckstern, p. 47; WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Cordier, Japonica, cols. 554-555. Rare first and only edition in Dutch, of Lindau's description of Japan. Lindau discusses Nagasaki (including Dejima), Manchuria, Edo and Yokohama, with extensive remarks on Japanese politics and culture, including a detailed account of a sumo wrestling match. Writing during the so-called "Bakumatsu" (the late Tokugawa Shogunate), the author devotes three chapters to the Japanese political associations and networks after Commodore Matthew Perry signed the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa, which would eventually lead to the Meiji Restoration. It was largely thanks to this treaty that westerners were able for the first time to travel in Japan with greater freedom and provide accurate reports of Japanese society.Inside front board with remains of a leaf with manuscript notes of a reading circle, half-title with owner's inscription. Some browning and soiling, corner of half-title torn off. Spine slightly damaged. Overall still a good copy.

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        Geschichte des Tabaks und anderer ähnlicher Genußmittel. Mit Abbildungen.

      Frankfurt, H. L. Brönner, 1854. XXII + 440 S. HLd. der Zeit. Mit allen XVIII Tafeln. - Besitzsign. u. St. a. V., stellenweise stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. berieben. - Sehr selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tabak

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        Geschichte des Tabaks und anderer ähnlicher Genußmittel. Mit Abbildungen, Frankfurt am Main 1854.

      Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1854. XXII, 440 S., Tafeln I - XVII. Bräunlich marmorierter Original-Pbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Rückenschild. Legendäre Kulturgeschichte des Tabaks und des Rauchens. Enthalten sind 17 teils ausfaltbare lithographierte Tafeln mit kulturgeschichtlichen Motiven. Inhalt: Die Spanier werden auf den Westindischen Inseln mit dem Tabak bekannt - Tabak in Mexico und Central-Amerika - Tabak in Südamerika - Ttabak in Nordamerika - Die Tabakpflanze gelangt nach Europa und wird als Arzneimittel gebraucht - Einführung des Tabakrauchens in Europa - Einführung und Verbreitung des Tabaks in Afrika - Einführung und Verbreitung des Tabaks in Asien - Tabak in Australien - Worin ist der Reiz und das Anziehende des Tabaks begründet - Die Tabakpflanze - Chemische Untersuchung des Tabaks - Versuche an Thieren über die Wirkungen des Tabaks - Wirkungen des Tabaks auf den Menschen - Ist das Tabakrauchen der Gesundheit nachtheilig - Wirkungen des Tabakschnupfens - Einfluß des Tabaks auf die socialen Verhältniße, die Sitten, den Handel, den Landbau und die Gewerbe in Deutschland - Rauchen von Hanf - Opium-Rauchen - Das Schnupfen verschiedener narkotischen Kräuter bei vielen Völkerschaften Südamerikas üblich - Betelkauen - Kaad-Chaat oder Khat-Kauen - Kauen von Guru-Gola oder Kola-Nüssen - Coca-Kauen. Rücken und Deckel etwas berieben. Die Bildung - wie zumeist bei Fadenbindungen - etwas gedehnt, aber intakt. Seiten (vor allem Seitenränder) zum überwiegenden Teil etwas fleckig (aber akzeptabel). Die sehr originellen Tafeln im Anhang vollständig enthalten (Tafelhintergründe partiell etwas gebräunt). Namenseintrag von alter Hand auf Titelblatt ausgestrichen, Exlibris auf Titelblattrückseite. In toto gutes, ansehnliches Exemplar des sehr gesuchten Bandes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tabak Rauchen Pfeife Tabakanbau

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        Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, as U.S. Consul in Liverpool, certifies that he has "sent on board the ship Brother Jonathan ? Richard Harrison a destitute American Seaman, desirous of returning home ?"

      Liverpool, England, October 20, 1854. 7.5" x 6.75". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Nathl Hawthorne"" as U.S. Consul, 1 page, 7.5"" x 6.75"". Liverpool, England, October 20, 1854. Completed in manuscript. Brown paper. The upper portion of a larger sheet, complete in itself. Most of the paper seal of the consular office is affixed at lower left with resulting ripples resembling sun rays. Pictorial patriotic eagle vignette at top center, decorative border at left edge. Minor ink stains. Fine condition.In full, ""I, Nathaniel Hawthorne Consul of the United States of America, for the Port of Liverpool and its dependencies, do certify that I have sent on board the ship Brother Jonathan, J. Tucker Master, Richard Harrison a destitute American Seaman, desirous of returning home, for whose Passage the said Master will be entitled to receive Ten Dollars on arrival in the United States, and this Certificate being endorsed by the Collector of Customs at the Port of arrival, in conformity with the fourth chapter and fourth section of Consular Instructions. His description is annexed. / Age 24 Years / Height 5 ft 6 inches / Complexion Light / Hair Brown / Signature Richard x Harrison"" Between the words ""His"" & ""Mark,"" ""x"" was penned by Harrison.""Given under my Hand and Seal of Office at Liverpool this 20th day of October and year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty 54.""In 1853, Nathaniel Hawthorne was appointed U. S. Consul in Liverpool, England, by his old college friend, Franklin Pierce."

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        Gesamtans., von Posilippo aus.

      - Gouache v. C. Schnittger, dat. 1854, 39 x 53 Blick von Posilippo aus. Links der Monte Martino mit der Festung St. Elmo. Rechts Blick zum Vesuv, i. Vgr. eine bebaute Insel ( Castello dell Ovo ? ). In leuchtendem alten Gouachenkolorit.

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        NOTES AND MATERIAL FOR AN ADEQUATE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED DIVINE AND THEOSOPHER WILLIAM LAW, COMPRISING AN ELUCIDATION OF THE SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE WRITINGS OF JACOB BOHME AND OF HIS GREAT COMMENTATOR DIONYSIUS ANDREAS FREHER; WITH A NOTICE...

      Printed for Private Circulation, 1854 Full red morocco binding. spine with five raised bands with dotted fillets, gilt borders on panels, gilt lettering, double borders on each boards, gilt fillets on all fore-edges, gild tooling on inside of covers, sprinkled spines. First edition. 500 copies printed. xxxii, [xv]-xxxiv, 688pp. Original brown cloth patterned in blind and titled in gilt covers and spine are bound at the end of this book. The front panel bears the title ELUCIDATION OF THE SUBLIME GENIUS AND THEOSOPHIAN MISSION OF WILLIAM LAW 1856 (?) and the rear cover is titled CYCLOPEDIA OF PURE CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND THEOSOPHICAL SCIENCE WITH THEIR EXPERIMENTAL DISCOVERIES 1856. Spine title is MEMORIAL OF WILLIAM LAW / Jacob Bohme, Dio A. Freher, J.G. Gichtel, Francis Lee and Other Theosophers. Includes, p. [xv]-xxxiv (2nd sequence), with individual t.p. dated 1856: The science of religious truth, fundamentally elucidated in theory and practice : a guide to the peculiar sciential and experimental knowledge of theology, needful, to compose an adequate and suitable biography of ... William Law ... out of materials to be provided : for which an editor is required. The folding chart is lacking. A tny note on the upper margin of the title page "Bought from ... 1891" This is one of the corrected pen copies (the correction at the last page is dated of 1861. See the publisher's notice on the page facing the Preface page (at he back of the title page, publisher's notice dated of 1861. This volume is in a fine condition, crisp pages with any making or foxing, bound in an exceptional recent binding in full-morocco.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Kairo, 28. XII. 1854. 5 S., 4°. Der französische Forschungsreisende Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds trat 1831 als leitender Ingenieur in die Bauverwaltung Ägyptens ein, erhielt dort 1837 den Titel Bey und wurde 1862 Generaldirektor der Bauverwaltung und 1869 Bauminister. Obwohl weniger bekannt als Ferdinand de Lesseps, hatte Linant einen maßgeblichen Anteil an der Planung und am Bau des Suezkanals. „Der mittlerweile nicht mehr im diplomatischen Dienst tätige Lesseps erhielt am 30. November 1854 von dem neuen Vizekönig Said Pascha, einem alten Freund, die erste Konzession zum Bau eines noch nicht genauer definierten Kanals durch den Isthmus mittels einer noch zu gründenden, internationalen Gesellschaft. In dieser Konzession wird Linant als Ingenieur des Vizekönigs bei der Gesellschaft [...] bezeichnet. In den folgenden Monaten erarbeitete Linant mit seinem Mitarbeiter Eugène Mougel (1808-1890), einem französischen Wasserbauingenieur, eine ausführlichere Planung des Sueskanals. Lesseps legte diese Planung mit seinem Bericht vom 30. April 1855 dem Vizekönig vor, der sie mit Bescheid vom 19. Mai 1855 zum Inhalt seiner Anordnung bezüglich des weiteren Vorgehens zum Bau des Sueskanals erklärte. In diesem Bescheid wurde festgelegt, dass Linant und Mougel den Verlauf des Kanals im Gelände festlegen, nivellieren und kartieren sollten, Sondierungen vornehmen und Bodenproben nehmen sowie die wesentlichen Lohn- und Materialkosten ermitteln und eine erste Einschätzung der Zahl der benötigten Arbeitskräfte durchführen sollten. Die daraus resultierenden Planungen sollten veröffentlicht und von einer internationalen Kommission beraten werden; danach sollte die endgültige Trasse entschieden werden. Linant war sich jedoch bewusst, dass eine Tätigkeit unmittelbar für die Gesellschaft nicht mit seiner Position als leitender Ministerialbeamter zu vereinbaren sei, und vermied es somit, eine Stellung unmittelbar beim Bau des Sueskanals anzunehmen. Er setzte vielmehr seine Karriere fort, an deren Ende er ägyptischer Bauminister wurde“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger des auf Französisch abgefassten Briefes 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 Mislin, Linant de Bellefonds, Linant Bey, Sues, Suez, Sueskanal, Suezkanal, 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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        HISTORIA ARGENTINA. Del descubrimiento, población y conquista de las provincias del Río de la Plata (3 tomos). Escrita por Rui Díaz de Guzmán en el año 1612

      Imprenta de la Revista, 152/356/413 pgs., Buenos Aires 1854 - Ilustrada con disertaciones y un índice histórico y geográfico para la más fácil inteligencia del texto. Tomo II y III: Aumentada con varios e interesantes documentos históricos. Cantos pintados. Bordes de tapas y lomo con roces. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Schnellenberg im Hgr. ('Attendorn').

      - Lithographie v. C. Mebus, v. 1854, 19,5 x 32,5 Westfalia Picta, Band I, WP 81/341. - Einzige separat gedruckte Gesamtansicht von Attendorn! - Extrem seltene Ansicht nach Osten gesehen. - Im Vgr. Kuhherde. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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