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        THE PSALMS, HYMNS, AND SPIRITUAL SONGS, OF THE REV. ISAAC WATTS, D.D. : To Which Are Added, Select Hymns, from Other Authors; and Directions for Musical Expression

      Boston: Crocker & Brewster. 1854. Hardcover. Good in boards. Pages wrinkled. Foxing to pastedowns and end pages. Front and rear panels show wear, as does spine. Spine shows oopen tear to crown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Locomotive Sketches, with Pen and Pencil, or, Hints and Suggestions to the Tourist over the Great Central Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.

      Philadelphia: J. W. Moore, 1854. - 12mo., (7 ? x 5 ? inches). Half-title (some spotting throughout). Full-page engraved map "Pennsylvania Rail-road, with its connecting lines," fine engraved frontispiece, 9 engraved plates, 81 in-text illustrations (spotted). Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, the smooth spine decorated and lettered in gilt (spine leaning slightly, a bit faded and rubbed). Provenance: With contemporary manuscript ownership inscription to flyleaf "Mary B. Chace." First edition. Includes a Table of Distances between Philadelphia and Cincinnati via Railroad, a Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Passenger Train Time Table, and Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Passenger Fares and Distances table. Sabin gives the author as William Bromwell; however, other sources attribute the work to Eli Bowen, as this title is often included in Bowen's larger work, "The Pictorial Sketch-Book of Pennsylvania or Its Scenery " The introduction is signed "E. B.," likely Eli Bowen. From the Introduction: "In her physical aspect and resources, Pennsylvania is pre-eminently the most interesting State in the Union - yet, for the want of popular descriptions and references, her real character is comparatively obscured from the public view. The most intelligent individual may make the tour from the Delaware to the Ohio by railroad, and yet be unable to identify one-half the towns, or mountains, or streams, or otherwise explain correctly the prominent local characteristics of the route traversed. Thousands of persons, of fortune and leisure, owing to this evil, are intimidated from travelling; while many proceed direct to Europe, before visiting the objects of interest in their own immediate land" (Eli Bowen ["E. B."], "A Word Before We Go"). Sabin 8224 and 41760. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Texel - Johannes Ludovicus Kikkert, 1864.

      WRAKKENKAART VAN TEXEL"Kaart van Texel met de ingedijkte Polders Prins Hendrik, het Eijerland en de Eendragt, voorgronden, banken en stroomen, Zoo nauwkeurig mogelijk samengesteld en getekend door L.J. Kikkert, lid der Staten Noord Holland, Wethouder en Notaris te Texel. Verbeterd in 1854 en in 1863'. Lithografie vervaardigd door Desguerrois & Co. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 58,5 x 82,5 cm.We zien het eiland Texel en omliggende wateren vol scheepswrakken. Plaatsnamen en (water)wegen incl. diepteaanduidingen zijn aangegeven. Uiterst links de Stelling Den Helder. Rechtsboven afbeeldingen van de vuurtoren van Kijkduin, het scherm achter de Koog en de familiewapens van Texel. Daaronder de statistiek van landbouw en veestapel van Texel over 1854. De diepten langs de kust zijn aangegeven in palmen.In de 17e en 18e eeuw bevoeren de Nederlandse handelsvloten de wereldzeeën en ontstond ook op Texel in Den Hoorn een nieuwe bestaansbron; het beloodsen van schepen. Hoe belangrijk dit loodswerk voor het eiland was, blijkt uit het feit dat in 1781 op Texel in Oudeschild 122, in Nieuwe Schild 45 en in Den Hoorn 99 loodsen woonden. In 1783 werden bij Texel nog 1805 schepen beloodst.De Eierlandse Gronden, het water tussen Texel en Vlieland, vormden het gevaarlijkste stukje van de Nederlandse kust doordat verschillende sterke stromingen daar samenkomen. Regelmatig kwam daardoor een schip in moeilijkheden. De Texelse notaris Johannes Ludovicus Kikkert voerde actie om een vuurtoren op de noordpunt van Texel te laten bouwen.De vuurtorens van Den Helder en Vlieland stonden te ver uit elkaar, het was donker ter hoogte van Eierland. Té donker vond Kikkert. Hij toonde de desastreuze gevolgen van die duisternis overtuigend aan met zijn wrakkenkaart. Op de Texelse kust waren tussen 1848 en 1860 maar liefst 72 schepen vergaan. Texelse jutters waren niet blij met deze roep om meer licht, zij verdienden immers een goede boterham aan al die scheepsstrandingen. Na jaren van pleidooien vond Kikkert gehoor bij het Loodswezen voor een extra kustlicht aan de noordkant van Texel. In 1863? begon de bouw van de vuurtoren en werd het licht ontstoken op 1 november 1864.Aan de bestaansbron van de loodsen kwam een einde ook door de aanleg van het Noord-Hollands kanaal (1819 - 1824) en het Noordzeekanaal (1865 - 1875). Bovendien werd in het midden van de 19e eeuw voor het zeegat van Texel een rijksloodsdienst ingesteld. Enkele tientallen jaren na het einde van de particuliere beloodsing vond een aantal inwoners van onder andere Den Hoorn een nieuwe bestaansbron: de bloembollencultuur.Prijs: € 1.450,-.

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        7 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Berlin, 1833 bis 1854. - Zusammen 6 SS. auf 13 Bll. Gr.-8vo. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit Rebecka Dirichlet (1811-58), der Enkelin Moses Mendelssohns, Tochter von Abraham und Lea Mendelssohn (Bartholdy) und jüngeren Schwester von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Fanny Hensel. I: "Ich nehme Sie beim Worte, gnädige Frau! Wollen Sie es gütigst versuchen, ob die beifolgenden Blätter der Jahrbücher an Mstrs Sarah Austin billig zu befördern sind? [.] Sie sehen vielleicht einen Augenblick die beiden Bände der Mstrs Sarah an, die ich noch zu Hause habe. Im Thl. 2 S. 320 ist die schöne mündliche Mittheilung von Felix beigebracht. Für Frau Professorin Hensel lege ich andre gedruckte Bogen bei, worin meine Anzeige von Preuß Lebensgeschichte Friedrichs des Großen steht. Im Ganzen hoffe ich auf Beistimmung [.]" (9. IX. 1833). Die englische Schriftstellerin Sarah Austin (1793-1867) hat Pücklers "Briefe eines Verstorbenen" übersetzt (ersch. London 1832) und stand seit 1833 mit Varnhagen in Briefkontakt. Von ihrer dreibändigen Anthologie "Characteristics of Goethe" hatte Varnhagen vermutlich den ersten Band ausgeliehen. Seine Besprechung von Joh. D. E. Preuß' "Lebensgeschichte Friedrich des Großen" erschien in den "Jahrbüchern für wissenschaftliche Kritik" und als Wiederabdruck in seinem 1833 erschienenen Werk "Zur Geschichtsschreibung und Literatur". - II: "Ich freue mich, gnädige Frau, daß Ihr Absagebrief doch zugleich wieder ein Zusagebrief ist! Der Freitag ist mir sehr recht. Ich werde mich einfinden, und Ihrer Befehle gewärtig sein [.] Die Tutti frutti [von Pückler-Muskau] sind unvergessen: ich schäme mich der Verspätung, die ich doch nicht Macht habe ohne dringende Gewalt zu lösen! [.]" (11. III. 1834). - III: "Empfangen Sie den innigsten Dank für das willkommene Geschenk [wohl ein Autograph], für Ihr gütiges Gedächtniß! - Wenn es darauf ankommt, den Karakter aus der Handschrift zu erkennen, so giebt es nicht leicht eine die mehr Stoff anbietet, als die der unglücklichen Herzogin! [d. i. die von ihrem Ehemann ermordete Fanny de Choiseul-Praslin, 1780-1847] Ich bin zwar kein allzu sichrer Leser, allein eine gewisse vornehme Lässigkeit und Verwirrung glaub' ich doch herauszudeuten [.] Bei der Juli-Revolution [von 1830] waren wir täglich bei Ihnen, und tauschten Neuigkeiten und Betrachtungen. Ich fühlte das stärkste Verlangen, diese schöne Erinnerung jetzt, bei der Februar-Revolution [in Frankreich], zu erneuern! Es will mir nicht gelingen, seit vier Wochen leid' ich an Rheuma [.]" (11. III. 1848). - IV: Bezieht sich auf die gewaltsame Befreiung Gottfried Kinkels aus dem Spandauer Gefängnis am 6. November 1850 und dessen Flucht nach England, an der Rebecka Dirichlet und Varnhagen ideell beteiligt waren: "Hier überreiche ich Ihnen, Hochverehrteste, den verabredeten Brief - - wie thut es mir wohl, wieder mit deutschen Lettern zu schreiben! - - der hoffentlich seinen Zweck nicht verfehlen wird [.] Sie thäten doch vielleicht gut, der Frau Professorin [Johanna] Kinkel vertraulich zu sagen, daß Mrs. Grote [d. i. Harriet Grote, die Gattin des Historikers George Grote] eine Frau besonderer Art und nicht immer leicht zu behandeln ist. An Hrn. Chorley sollten Sie doch wohl einige Zeilen wenden, ich denke mir ihn wie unsre [Ludwig] Rellstab, [Theodor] Rötscher, [Friedrich Wilhelm] Gubitz, und daher für ein freundliches Wort sehr empfänglich. Die Adresse von Hrn. Richard Monckton Milnes, Dichter und Parlamentsmitglied, ist 26 Pall Mall, London, es wird nicht schwer sein, jemanden zu finden, der dort einführen kann [.]" (22. II. 1851). Das Haus von Milnes war ein Treffpunkt deutscher Schriftsteller und Emigranten in London. - V: "Hiebei erfolgt das gewünschte Blatt für Ihren Herrn Neffen, das er zur guten Stunde dem Dichter [d. i. Ludwig Uhland] abgeben möge, der unter äußerer Kälte die frischeste Wärme hegt, wie seine Poesien es herrlichst darthun. - Weniger als Dichter, aber desto mehr als wunderlicher Kauz wäre vielleicht auch Justinus Kerner in Weinsberg Ihrem Neffen

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        DICKINSONS' COMPREHENSIVE PICTURES Of The GREAT EXHIBITION Of 1851, from the Originals Painted for H. R. H. Prince Albert, by Messrs. Nash, Haghe, and Roberts, R. A. Vol. II

      London: Dickinson, Brothers, Her Majesty's Publishers, 1854. Half-leather portfolio with marbled boards and ribbon ties. Ex-library, with markings and a typed title label to front board, stamps to title and Contents sheets; one line ownership stamp to each plate beneath image. Missing 5 plates and 4 text sheets of the presumed 27 of each listed on the Contents sheet, but including 3 additional unlisted plates. Considerable wear to boards; paper guard for plates torn and chipped; rough strip of loss to corner of title sheet; light damp-stain to margin of 10 plates; spotting and light soil scattered throughout. Plates' illustrations overall bright and clean. Withal, in Good condition.. 25 sheets of text of a presumed 30 sheets, printed recto only. 25 full-color lithograph plates. "Proof" printed in the plate to lower corner of most, pencil name of illustrator Joseph Nash to opposite corner. 26-3/4" x 19-5/8". Plates: 23-3/4" x 17" Volume II only of the two-volume set, incomplete. The plates depict various scenes and exhibits from the Great Exhibition, otherwise known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, held in London's Hyde Park from May to October of 1851. The hugely successful Exhibition became the first World's Fair, with 14,000 exhibitors from around the globe displaying over 100,000 objects; the items were grouped into the four principal themes of Machinery, Manufactures, Fine Arts, and Raw Materials. Nearly all of the plates are marked as proof copies, with only three unmarked; the latter are also untitled. 21 plates bear Joseph Nash's name penciled to the lower righthand corner below the image; we presume Nash signed these himself, perhaps to approve the proofs. Uncommon in the trade. Market price for complete sets tends to be in the five-figure range. We offer here a much more affordable alternative. Full list of contents available upon request.

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        Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti... Volume primo.

      Niccolini, 1854. Due volumi di in - folio massimo (cm. 63), pp. 200 ca. di testo descrittivo + 89 tavole f.t. ciascuna protetta da velina parlante (perlopiù in fine coloritura). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Brossura originale preservata. Solo poche tavole uniformemente brunite, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta del primo volume di questa celebre ed affascinante opera che descrive ed illustra i principali monumenti di Pompei. Come è noto l'opera fu proseguita con altri volumi apparsi nel 1862,1890 e 1896. La presente sezione è completa in tutte le tavole ed illustra i seguenti monumenti (tra parentesi il numero di tavole per ciascuna sezione): Casa del poeta tragico (8); casa di Castore e Polluce (11); casa della seconda fontana (6); tempio della fortuna (2); casa del fauno (9); casa n. 57 (3); casa di Sirico (2); Panteon (6); tomba d'Umbricio (1); tempio di Mercurio (1); casa di Capitelli colorati (4); sepolcro di Nevoleja (1); casa di Marco Lucrezio (9); terme alla Porta Stabiana (8); caserrma de' Gladiatori (5); teatri (3); tempio d'Iside (12).

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        Mémoire sur le somnambulisme et le magnétisme animal, adressé en 1820 à l'académie royale et publié en 1854

      Paris, Plon 1854 - In-8, demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs orné de caissons gravés et dorés, [4]-XX-428 pages. Dès les premières lignes de sa préface, Noizet rappelle qu'il fut le disciple d' « un certain abbé indien-portugais », faisant ainsi référence à l'abbé Faria, dont il a été un témoin privilégié de ses célèbres séances. L'abbé Faria avait chargé Noizet de revoir le manuscrit de son ouvrage sur le sommeil lucide mais le premier volume seul parut et les trois jours autres volumes ne virent jamais le jour. Noizet se lia avec Bertrand qui lui signala l'ouverture d'un concours organisé par l'Académie de Berlin sur le magnétisme animal. Les deux mémoires de Noizet et Bertrand arrivèrent trop tard pour participer au concours ; Bertrand publia le sien sous forme de livre, et ce n'est que trente ans plus tard que Noizet fit imprimer un petit nombre d'exemplaires de son texte qui représente réellement un des chainons essentiels de l'histoire de la psychologie des profondeurs et de l'inconscient menant de Mesmer à Freud. L'exemplaire que nous proposons comporte bien évidement comme les autres un envoi, mais celui-ci est adressé au célèbre chimiste et vulgarisateur Louis Figuier, qui a fait relier dans le volume une très importante lettre autographe signée, datée du 25 décembre 1859, que lui a adressée Noizet. D'ailleurs Figuier contribuera à faire connaître au grand public l'histoire du magnétisme et en particulier ce moment où le fluidisme disparaît pour faire place aux véritables prémices de la psychologie des profondeurs. La date de la Lettre correspond bien à ce moment clé de l'histoire de l'inconscient, c'est là le dernier texte d'un acteur connu de cette histoire avant l'intervention chirurgicale du 4 décembre 1859 sous hypnose effectuée par Eugène Azam, et relatée par lui dés les premiers jours de 1860. Cloquet, qui dés 1829 avait opéré une tumeur sous magnétisme animal et sans douleur, est cité dés les premières lignes, suivies par l'historique suivant : « tous les partisans de ce magnétisme n'attribuent pas à un fluide les phénomènes que leur présente l'état de somnambulisme ; l'abbé Faria par exemple, qui endormait ses sujets en quelques secondes déclarait hautement il y a 45 ans qu'il n'exerçait sur eux aucune puissance soit par un fluide, soit par sa volonté tous les effets remarquables qui se produisaient étaient des faits physiologiques résultants de leur propre constitution je n'ai jamais cru au fluide magnétique et j'ai posé moi-même il y a près de quarante ans des moxas à une somnambule insensible de concert avec un chirurgien interne dans l'hôpital de la Salpétrière. » A cet exemplaire d'un ouvrage fondamental, enrichi d'une lettre d'une telle importance significative est jointe une enveloppe timbrée adressée à « Monsieur Liégois, correspondant de l'Institut, correspondant à l'institut de Paris. » Cet ajout, qui n'est pas de notre fait peut montrer à quel point celui qui l'a effectué a bien compris tout le lien entre la lettre, l'école de Nancy et l'aurore de la psychanalyse. Magnifique exemplaire : une coiffe supérieure légèrement frottée sans manques et des coupes usés. Nul autre défaut n'est à déplorer [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Insecta Maderensia; being an Account of the Insects of the Islands of the Madeiran Group

      Rare. Engraved plates by Frederick Smith (after J.O. Westwood). Error in pagination in this copy with pp xli-xliii numbered as 33-35. Horn-Schenkling: 134764; Nissen ZBI: 4440

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        Flora Universalis in colorirten Abbildungen. Ein Kupferwerk zu den Schriften Linné's, Willdenow's, De Candolle's, Sprengel's, Römer, Schultes's u. A. III. Abth. III Band

      August Schmid, 1854. In - folio (400x245mm), pp. 10 nn. preliminari + 429 tavole botaniche incise su rame e in fine coloritura acquerellata numerate dal MCCXCI al MDCCXX (una pagina di testo esplicativo per ogni 10 tavv.). Legatura coeva m. pelle marrone con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Testo in latino e in tedesco. Bellissimo esemplare. Il terzo volume della terza parte di questa monumentale opera del Dietrich, ambizioso tentativo di raffigurare in migliaia di tavole l'intera flora allora conosciuta dai naturalisti. Il Dietrich (Ziegenhain, 1799 - Jena, 1888) fu illustre botanico e giardiniere, curatore del Giardino Botanico di Jena. Fra le sue numerose opere, la "Flora Universalis", pubblicata in 476 dispense (ognuna delle quali constante di 10 tavole) nell'arco di oltre un trentennio (1828 - 1861) occupa un posto di eccezionale importanza per la vastità dell'impresa. Nissen, BBI, 486. Stafleu, 1462. Brunet, II, 705. Plurilingue

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        Rétif de la Bretonne, sa vie et ses amours ; documents inédits ; ses malheurs, sa vieillesse et sa mort ; ce qui a été écrit sur lui ; ses descendants ; catalogue complet et détaillé de ses ouvrages suivi de quelques extraits

      Alvarès fils, 1854. - Alvarès fils, Paris 1854, 11,5x19,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 20 copie su carta rosa, edizione deluxe. Binding metà della marina vitello blu, torna con cinque nervi è regolato con oro punteggiato, Golden Data coda marmorizzato piatti di carta, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copre conservato. libro illustrato di un fax e un ritratto dell'autore in frontespizio con un doppio condizione, che è le copie caratteristici della edizione deluxe. Una descrizione libraio tag e un ex libris incollato alla testa di un contreplat. Alcuni foxing che colpisce principalmente i margini di alcune pagine, copia di qualsiasi margine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires sur papier rose, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi veau bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage illustré d'un fac - similé ainsi que d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, ici en double état, ce qui est la caractéristique des exemplaires du tirage de tête. Une étiquette de description de libraire et un ex - libris encollés en tête d'un contreplat. Une autre étiquette de description de libraire encollée sur une garde a été arrachée. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets, exemplaire à toute marge.

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        Les filles du feu

      D. Giraud et Dagneau, 1854. - D. Giraud et Dagneau, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - rari e ricercati Edition. Binding dolore metà nera, di nuovo con quattro nervi decorati con reti freddi, piatti carta marmorizzata, contreplats e guardie fatta di carta, contemporaneo di legame. Alcuni foxing come al solito (vedi Clouzot). copia rara e l'ora stabilita legatoria piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare et recherchée. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets à froid, plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque ou très légèrement postérieure. Quelques rousseurs comme habituellement (cf Clouzot). Rare et agréable exemplaire établi en reliure du temps.  

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        Principj elementari d'igiene navale e manuale di medicina pratica destinato ai capitani mercantili della marina sarda onde in mancanza di medico chirurgo possano soccorrere l'equipaggio ammalato durante il corso della navigazione coll'aggiunta delle invenzioni meccanico - igieniche. Genova, Tipografia di Gaetano Schenone successore Frugoni, 1854

      Schenone G, 1854. in - 8, pp. (10), 192, (6), e XV tav. f.t., leg. m. pelle, tit. oro al dorso. Opera dedicata ai viveri ed alle bevande, all'influenza dell'aria atmosferica sulla salute dell'uomo, alle malattie e ferite, ai medicinali. Da pag. 163 seguono le ''Nuove invenzioni meccanico - igieniche'', illustrate da 15 tavole in litografia con i curiosi macchinari inventati dall'autore per l'alimentazione e la cura a bordo. Bell'esemplare di questa non comune opera d'igiene navale.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Gve. Flaubert").

      No place, "vendredi / 3 h." [c. 1854]. - 8vo. 2 pp. In French, an effusive and impatient letter to a fellow author and collaborator, offering advice on keeping the earnings on his poems, that he cannot access a notebook because he thinks he locked it up in an attic trunk together with the key, and that he is dissatisfied with the preface he wrote. In part, in translation: "Another question. What title? 'Posthumous Poetry' would only be good for a sub-title. I've been ransacking my brains and haven't come up with anything. - I've re-read my preface, with which I am not very satisfied. It seems cold, awkward, and poorly written. In short, it displeases me. I am going to rework it only insofar as correcting it goes. As for doing another one, I haven't got the time, and anyway, I can't see how I could do it better, even though I think it rather shabby." - Light chipping at edges and to centerfold, some small tape repairs to verso.

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        In Russisch:"Die Aussicht auf die ehemealige Einsiedelei vom Patriarch Nockon im Ostern- Kloster ( sogenannte Neu Jerusalim)"

      Artist: Skino; Issued in: unknown; date: c 1854 - Artist: Skino; Issued in: unknown; date: c. 1854; - Condition: Very good; View of Moscow"The view of the former hermit from the partiarch Nickon in the eastern monastery ( New Jerusalim)"

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        Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. First. hardcover. very good(-). Vignette on title page. 8vo, brown ribbed cloth stamped in gilt & blind; yellow coated end-papers. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. First Edition. With ads dated June, 1854 (no priority). The book is somewhat cocked; the corners are slightly worn and the extremes of the spine lightly chipped, but an attractive copy of this keystone book. Book label of Joseph Torrey, (1797 -1864) acting President of the University of Vermont.

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        The Physiology of Taste; Or Transcendental Gastronomy. Illustrated By Anecdotes of Distinguished Artists and Statesmen of Both Continents. Translated From the Last Paris Edition By Fayette Robinson

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. Octavo, xx, 237, [4] ads, pages. Top edge gilt. First American edition and the first English language translation of the greatest work of gastronomy. Internally very good but for some light foxing, with the text block tight and clean. In publisher's gilt- and blind- stamped decorated brown cloth, with wear to the head and foot of the spine. Otherwise bright and clean. Remains of small, early library ticket to the front board. With the bookplate and signature of "Sam'l G. Lane" to the front endpapers. Fairly scarce in the trade, with only three copies coming to auction since 1965. [Cagle 103; Lowenstein 639; not in Bitting].

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        Transcaucasia. Sketches of the Nations and Races Between the Black Sea and the Caspian

      London: Chapman and Hall. G+ : in good condition plus without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and faded. Eps renewed. Some light offsetting. 1854. First Edition. Purple hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxiv, 448pp. 8 coloured lithographed plates by Graeb, and fold out map. .

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        Les Modes Parisiennes Illustrées. Journal de la bonne compagnie. Fashions, toilettes, ameublements, théatres, livres nouveaux, romans, poésies, causeries. Novembre 1854 - Decembre 1855

      Paris: chez le successeur d\'Aubert 1854-1855 59 Nummern dieser Wochenzeitschrift, 7 Nrn. aus dem Jahre 1854 u. kompletter Jahrgang 1855, HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Seiten 1801-2508, insgesamt mit 63 Tafeln, Komplett von 59 Tafeln zu jeder Nummer - davon 57 kolorierten Lithographien und 2 SW-Tafeln auf Doppelseiten (Nrn. 612-670), eine unnummerierte kolorierte Tafel „Coiffures“ und zwei Tafeln aus anderen Zeitschriften (nach S. 2064 aus dem Journal für Moderne Stickerei, November 1854 u. nach S. 1352 aus dem Magasin des Demoiselles, Octobre 1855), 22 x 28 cm; Deckelkanten u. Rücken abgeschürft, Rücken unten mit Wurmfraßspuren, vorderer Vorsatz mit Spuren von Signaturen, Stempel auf der Titelseite, innen zuweilen altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, sonst schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Zeitschriften, Literatur, Theater, Kultur

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN MICHILIMACKINAC. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN MACKINAC AND THE MORMONS

      Place OF Publication Not Identified (michigan?): Wingfield Watson. Very Good. 1854. First Edition. Soft Covers. Howes notes this firstedition lists the same publication date and has the same collation as the second edition, but the latter (2nd) edition is printed "on paper obviously later". Also, this edition (1st) does not contain the preface by Wingfield Watson (info from vol xxxii: Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, 1903) that was added to the 1894 edition. This book was purchased in a box-lot of Mormon ephemera, including issues of the Latter Day Saints Millenial Star, all dating to the mid-1850's. Clean light green wraps with black titles. Slight color faded edges. Front cover has two tiny nicks. Two additional laid-in pages, one with drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact . Western Americana, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Americana, Religion, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Scarce; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages .

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        TO THE PUBLIC.

      [Harrisburg:. 1854]. Broadside, 9.75" x 10.5", printed in three columns. Lightly dusted and minor wear, old folds. Else Very Good. This rare broadside, from American ['Know Nothing'] Party members of the Pennsylvania Legislature, attacks Simon Cameron, "one of the most intriguing, if not the most corrupt politician in the State." The broadside explains their refusal to support Cameron for the U.S. Senate. "Could we have exhonorated ourselves from the odium of such a nomination...?" Cameron is a chameleon: he has, from time to time, been a Whig, a Know-Nothing, and an anti-slavery man. During this latter incarnation he supported President Franklin Pierce's pro-slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act. In short, "there is not character enough in the man to impose upon credulity itself." Indeed, he is "an old political hack." The broadside is signed in type at Harrisburg on February 12, 1854 by Nicholas Thorn, Jno. F. Linderman, T.L. Baldwin, Samuel B. Page and twenty-four others. Not located on OCLC as of October 2014, or anywhere else.

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        Two Poems.

      8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 16; a fine copy First edition of an estimated 300 copies. The two poems are 'A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'The Twins' by Robert Browning. The cost of printing the pamphlet was paid by the Brownings and the proceeds were given to the Ragged Schools. Thomas J Wise and Buxton Forman copied the format of this printing for their forgeries, even going as far to claim that the format had in fact been first used on their forgery of The Ruanaway Slave (supposedly printed in 1849), and then had been copied by the Brownings fot Two Poems. Ashley, I, p.110.

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        Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin: comprising the celebrated political & satirical poems, parodies and jeux-d'esprit of the Right Hon. George Canning, the Earl of Carlisle, Marquis Wellesley, the Right Hon. J.H. Frere, W. Gifford, Esq., the Rt. Hon. W. Pitt, G. E

      London: G. Willis, 1854. SECOND EDITION - CHARLES DICKENS COPY. 1 vol., illustrated with 6 plates (including frontispiece), inscribed on the front blank endleaf "Charles Dickens, Esq./with the Editor's respects./July 23 54.", occasional mild foxing. Bound in the publisher's blind stamped brown cloth, front hinge expertly repaired, head and foot of spine lightly rubbed, with Dickens' personal armorial bookplate (a lion couchant) and the 1870 plate from the posthumous dispersal of his Gadshill library, VERY GOOD, housed in a silk chemise and an elaborate solinder pull-off case of red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with Dickens' lion armorial tooled on the upper sleeve, VERY GOOD.

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        Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti.

      (Niccolini), seconda metà '800, (Napoli), - Cm. 63, pp. 12, 4, 6, 12, 2 + 35 tavole f.t. ciascuna protetta da velina parlante (di cui alcune in fine coloritura). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Brossura originale preservata. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con qualche fioritura sparsa, ma in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una parte del terzo (?) volume di questa celebre ed affascinante opera che descrive ed illustra i principali monumenti di Pompei. Come è noto l'opera fu preceduta da un volume nel 1854 e nel 1862 e proseguita nel 1896. La presente sezione illustra i seguenti monumenti (tra parentesi il numero di tavole per ciascuna sezione): topografia di Pompei (11); anfiteatro (3); terme preso l'arco della Fortuna (3); appendice nuovi scavi dal 1874 a tutto il 1882 (10); casa detta del Centenario (4); casa nell'isola VII della regione IX (4). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF PRODUCING PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES IN ANY COLOR, AND ON ANY MATERIAL, FOR THE USE OF BEGINNERS;; AND ALSO OF PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY ATTAINED SOME PROFICIENCY IN THE ART; AND OF ENGRAVERS ON COPPER, STONE, WOOD, ETC. by Dr. G.C. Hermann Halleur. WITH PRACTICAL HINTS ON THE LOCALE BEST SUITED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC OPERATIONS, AND ON THE PROPER POSTURE, ATTITUDE, AND DRESS, FOR PORTRAITURE by F. Schubert, Painter. AND AN APPENDIX ON THE LOCALE BEST SUITED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC OPERATIONS, AND ON THE PROPER POSTURE, ATTITUDE, AND DRESS, FOR PORTRAITURE, by G.L. Stauss

      John Weale, London 1854 - 12mo., xii; 108 pp., 10 b&w wood engravings in text. Cloth over flexible boards, embossed in blind, with a rubbed printed label affixed to front cover. Bookseller label affixed to verso of the front cover; conservation to spine, Slight offsetting to the fly and title page, likely from a once inserted clipping, otherwise very good. Housed in new clamshell box of linen and pastepaper over boards with spine label. Translated from the Leipzig first edition of 1853 by G,L. Strauss. In addition to daguerreotype and talbotypes, the author describes processes of vitrotype and anthotype (photography with vegetable juices), and photolithography. A practical manual for a recent practitioner. Roosen & Salu # 6658; Gernsheim INCUNABULA #724. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha

      En Casa del Editor, Imprenta de José Repullés, Madrid 1854 - Nueva Edición ilustrada con las notas de Pellicer y adornada con láminas finas, bajo la dirección de D. Francisco Bonosio Piferrer. 4 tomos en 2 volúmenes encuadernación de época en holandesa piel en buen estado, formato 4º. I: XX-271p. 11 láminas; II: 288 p. 6 láminas, III: VII-348 p. 7 láminas, IV: 304 pág. 9 láminas. Con un total de 33 láminas. Buena edición, cada tomo lleva su frontispicio. Las láminas inspiradas en las de la edición de Sancha de Madrid 1797, dibujadas por Navarro, Ximeno, Monnet y Hermanos Camarón, y Grabadas por Moreno Texada y P. Duflos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Botanik.

      Königsberg, Bornträger 1854 - 1857.. 4 in 2 Bänden. X, 400 S., 1 Bl., X, 430 S., 1 Bl.; XVI, 554 S., VIII, 451 S., 2 Bll. HLwd. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Pritzel 6165. Stafleu-C. 5929. Krieg II, 32. - "Es ist sicher ein höchst unglückliches Ereignis für die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, die so überaus arm ist an zusammenfassender Literatur, dass gerade dieses fundamentale Werk, dessen Autor eine Belesenheit, einen Fleiss und eine Kritikfähigkeit bewies wie keiner auf diesem Gebiet vor und nach ihm, unvollendet blieb; und noch als ein Glück ist es zu bezeichnen, daß Meyer wenigstens den schwierigsten Teil, das Altertum und das Mittelalter, behandeln konnte" (Junk, Rara, 152). - Tls. etwas fleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar.

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN MICHILIMACKINAC. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN MACKINAC AND THE MORMONS

      Wingfield Watson, Place OF Publication Not Identified (michigan?) 1854 - Howes notes this firstedition lists the same publication date and has the same collation as the second edition, but the latter (2nd) edition is printed "on paper obviously later". Also, this edition (1st) does not contain the preface by Wingfield Watson (info from vol xxxii: Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, 1903) that was added to the 1894 edition. This book was purchased in a box-lot of Mormon ephemera, including issues of the Latter Day Saints Millenial Star, all dating to the mid-1850's. Clean light green wraps with black titles. Slight color faded edges. Front cover has two tiny nicks. Two additional laid-in pages, one with drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact . Western Americana, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Americana, Religion, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Scarce; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Zoologie Agricole: les Plantes d'Ornement.

      - Paris, au Bureau de la Zoologie Agricole et chez V. Masson, (1854-1856). 15 parts, bound in one volume. 4to (310 x 215mm). pp. 192, with 28 engraved plates of which 26 superbly hand-coloured. Recent half calf, spine in 6 compartments with 2 brown gilt lettered labels. A probably unique copy with 6 more plates than called in bibliographies like Nissen, British Museum catalogue, Horn-Schenkling etc. The present copy has the bookplate of J. d'Aguilar, who wrote an article in 'L'Entomologiste' (1997) about the present copy. "Tous les bibliographes citent les 15 livraisons et les 21 planches effectivement commercialisées, mais j'ai pu retrouver 28 planches. Quant aux planches coloriées elles sont 'l'oeuvre du père de l'auteur." (d'Aguilar).The title printed on the title-page is as follows: 'La Zoologie Agricole. Ouvrage comprenant l'histoire entière des animaux nuisibles et des animaux utiles'. "Grande est l'ambition de l'oeuvre puisqu'elle est annoncée couvrir l'ensemble de cette discipline: les plantes d'ornement, les fruit, les céréales, les plantes potagères, les arbres des fôrets et des routes, les animaux domestiques, les animaux propres à être acclimatés, etc." (d'Aguilar). The 'Plantes d'Ornement' is the only section published of this work. Our copy includes the printed wrappers of all 15 parts. The colouring of the plates is of the highest quality and very attractive.Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar.Nissen ZBI, 402. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SERIE DOCE MESES (NOVIEMBRE) 1854

      1854 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación:1861 Descripción visual:Impresionante vista de mujeres preparándose para celebrar el Torinomachi o Feria del Gallo en noviembre. A la derecha detrás de la mujer, un niño lleva un rastrillo decorado con una máscara de Okame, diosa de la alegría, que trae felicidad y buena fortuna. La mujer del centro lleva un paquete de galletas de arroz doradas envueltas en un paño, la cabeza esta cubierta con una capucha azul por el frío. Frente a un puesto de té, a la izquierda una mujer acompañada de su hija pequeña. Los tejados de la ciudad se extienden a lo lejos, brillo rosado en el horizonte para indicar el atardecer. Notas:La Torinoichi o Feria del Gallo se celebra en el mes de noviembre en templos budistas y sintoístas de todo Japón para pedir el éxito comercial y la buena fortuna en general. Dimensiones:Tríptico cada plancha 26 x 36 cm. Las tres planchas 78 x 36 cm. Técnica:Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e Conservación:Muy buen estado. PSS1

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        A Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of the East-India Company, and of the Native States on the Continent of India.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.,, 1854. Compiled by the Authority of the Hon. Court of Directors, and Chiefly from Documents in their Possession. 4 volumes octavo (213 x 132 mm). Contemporary half calf, maroon sand-grained cloth, matched red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, low flat bands, milled in gilt, compartments with central lozenge composed of floral tools and floral spray corner-pieces, double fillets in blind to the corner and spine edges, edges densely sprinkled red, flat mid-green endpapers. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map (420 × 350 mm) as frontispiece. Moderate shelfwear, some gilt flaked from the spines, endpapers just cracking at the hinges, but entirely sound, map with a split to one fold, repaired verso with archival tissue, short split on the stub,very light browning, overall an excellent set. First edition of this comprehensive gazetteer, an entirely invaluable reference work, this edition much preferred to that issued three years later condensed into an unmanageable single volume and issued without the map. The contents extend far beyond bald geographical information taking the historical, ethnographical and anecdotal. The compiler, often confused with Edward Parry Thornton the Indian administrator, was on the staff of East-India House for over 40 years. He was head of the Statistical Department from 1846-57, and of the Marine Department from 1847, and is rightly considered to be the pioneer in the systematic collection and publication of Indian statistics. This a handsome set with excellent provenance, having the armorial bookplates of Sir Julius Wernher, the great German-born Randlord and philanthropist, to the front pastedowns.

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        Les Différents Publics de Paris

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal Amusant, [1854]. - A Superb Copy Of One of the Master's Earliest SuccessesDORÉ, Gustave. Les Différents Publics de Paris. Paris: Au Bureau du Journal Amusant, [1854]. First edition. Oblong quarto (10 x 13 1/4 in; 254 x 335 mm.). Lithograph title and twenty original lithograph plates. Publisher's lithographed green boards, small piece (1 1/8 inch) missing from top of spine. Ink signature on front free end-paper. Some light foxing, heavier on preliminary leaves). A superb copy of the second 'collection' from the most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. "These twenty lithographs are studies of massed humanity, ranging from the audiences at the great Parisian theatres to the crowds at a wrestling match or a Punch and Judy show. Without exception they are striking in conception and fertile in detail. To compare Doré's version of the reader's room at the library [no. 14, and amongst Doré's celebrated] with Daumier's in Les bas bleus is to ask one's self what word is left for the first if the second is called a caricature. Yet each of Doré's scenes is based on close observation, and the album provides valuable testimony to the manners of the day" (Ray).One of Doré's earliest efforts with which he made his debut at age twenty-two, Les Différents Publics de Paris "scored an easy success brilliant masterly lithographed skits on Paris" (Gosling, p. 16, 38). An important volume, and a cornerstone to any collection of Doré.Beraldi Vl, 30. Leblanc, 90. Rahir, 404. Ray, 241.List of Plates:1. Opéra Italien.2. Comédie Francaise.3. Opéra (la fosse aux lions).4. Jardin Des Plantes.5. Odéon.6. Folies Nouvelles.7. Seraphin.8. Funambules.9. Soirées Fantastiques de Robert Houdin10. Le Theatre Guignol.11. Cirque et Hippodrome.12. Les Lutteurs.13. Les Abonnés Au Canon Du Palais Royal.14. La Bibliotheque (Salle de travail).15. Les Joueurs De Boules.16. Amphithéatre De L'Ecole De Médecine.17. Cours D' Anatomie Comparée Au Jardin Des Plantes.18. La Coulisse De La Bourse.19. Justice De Paix Du 12me. Arrondissement.20. Les Revues. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Los Héroes y Las Grandezas De La Tierra. Anales Del Mundo, Formación, Revoluciones y Guerras De Todos Los Imperios. Gran Monumento De La Historia General.Obra Adornada Con Una Colección De Láminas Admirables, Sucesos Memorables, Grandes Hombres,.

      Cuesta, Madrid 1854 - 8 gruesos volúmenes sumamente ilustrados con un total de 503 láminas, 9 de ellas cromolitografías originales. Obra importante y muy completa. Size: 8 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Correspondence of Henry St George Tucker

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1854. Late Accountant-General of Bengal, and Chairman of the East India Company. Octavo (215 x 130 mm). Bound for presentation in buff full morocco, raised bands to spine forming compartments, second and third gilt-lettered directed, remaining compartments richly gilt with floral sprays, gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to sides enclosed by concentric floral, Greek-key, dotted and twin fillet rolls, all edges gilt, floral roll to turn-ins gilt, white moiré silk-effect endpapers, bound silk page-marker. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. Extremities, joints and raised bands lightly rubbed, spine toned, light foxing to endleaves, frontispiece and final page. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker [1771/2-1851] sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival took up various clerical appointments, including that of private secretary to Sir William Jones" (ODNB). In 1792 he joined the Bengal civil service and displayed a particular flair for financial matters, drafting plans for establishing a bank (later realised in the Bank of Bengal) before being appointed judicial and revenue secretary in 1799, and then accountant-general in 1801. In 1806 he was convicted of the attempted rape of Dorothea Simpson, wife of a former colleague, for which he was imprisoned for six months and heavily fined, though the episode, entirely unmentioned in Kaye's biography, in fact did little to affect his career. He married Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Robert Boswell, signet of Ediburgh, in 1811, and returned to England permanently in 1815. In 1826 he was elected a director of the East India Company and remained on the court until his death, "devoting great energy to issues of Indian administration" (idem.) He led the conservation reaction to the radical anti-landlord revenue measures of the 1830s, the defence of the company's privileges against missionaries and free-traders, and the company's opposition to the annexation of Sindh and to the First Afghan War. Kaye's Life was first published the previous year.

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        The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Volume 1 Thru 7

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1854. RARE----------VOLUME 1 THRU 7---------This was edited by professor shedd-------The cover has shelf wear and there are two of the books that has a small spot of extra wear at the spine.....The corners has extra wear also...The pages has tanning and foxing...Previous owners signature on the first page.... Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back.

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        Landbuch der Mark Brandenburg und des Markgrafthums Nieder-Lausitz in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts; oder geographisch - historisch - statistische Beschreibung der Provinz Brandenburg, auf Veranlassung des Staatsministers und Ober-Präsidenten Flottwell. Komplett in 3 Bänden: Die Grundmacht der Provinz Brandenburg. Das Land. Allgemeine Übersicht der geographischen Lage, der Grenzen, Bestandtheile und Größe der Provinz. Geologische Darstellung der Beschaffenheit des Innern des brandenburgischen Bodens. Beschreibung der Oberflächengestalt nach Flußgebieten. Nebst Bemerkungen über die Territorial-Geschichte der einzelnen Landestheile.

      Brandenburg / 1855 / 1856. Druck und Verlag von Adolph Müller. 1854 - Gr.-8° (23 x 16 cm). Drei uniforme Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Die Einbände insgesamt etwas stärker berieben. Jeweils mit Vorbesitzerstempel auf Vor- und Rückseite der Titelblätter. Band 1: Titel, 684 (+4) Seiten. Schwache Farbstiftanstreichungen auf den Seiten 480 und 687, mit Tinte auf Seite 488. S.77/78 kleiner Einriss im unteren Rand. S. 327-332 unschön braunfleckig. S. 409-414 mit ca. 1 cm großen Tintenfleck. Band 2: 3 Bll. Titel und Inh.Vz., 650 Seiten. Schwache Farbstiftanstreichungen auf den Seiten 557/8, Seite 476 Tinte. Band 3: 3 Bll. Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis, 783 Seiten, Orts- und Sach-Register S. I – LXXIII, Personen-Register LXXV – XCV (+4) Seiten. Seite XXXXII mit Farbstiftmarkierung. Lage 19 verbunden hinter Lage 20. Die Seiten 427-430, 473-476, 513-526 stärker braunfleckig. Das hintere Innengelenk mit einem Leinenstreifen verstärkt. GeoVit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amusement Espagnol. Engraving by Pierre-François Basan after Giles Allou depicting an elegantly dressed lady, half-length, playing a 14-string lute, with flora, trees, and sky in the background. 18th century

      Paris. Le Blanc: Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes (Paris, 1854-90) 335 (possibly engraved by Desplaces, whose name to lower right margin has been almost completely erased). Allou (1670-1751) was a well-known portrait painter in his time. Basan (1723-1797), a French engraver and printseller, published a Dictionnaire des Graveurs in 1787.. 270 x 201 mm. A fine impression on laid paper with 11 mm. margins. One small wormhole just affecting outer line of border; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

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        [From printed upper cover]: Die neuen Glasgemälde im Dome zu Köln, Weihegeschenk Seiner Majestät des Königs Ludwig I. von Bayern. Photographieen von Johann Franz Michiels. Directions-Mitglied der Königl. Academie zu Brügge.

      Five plates each with a mounted orig. salt print within gilt borders forming lancet windows. One leaf of printed text in German, French, and English. Folio, orig. publisher's printed boards (extremities a bit worn), cloth spine. Cologne: F.C. Eisen, 1854. First edition of this early photographically illustrated book depicting the new stained-glass windows, created by J. Fischer and Hellweger, and donated by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. In the mid-19th century there was a great effort to complete the Cathedral of Cologne, begun in 1248 and finally finished in 1880. "From the mid-1850s the photographically illustrated books, with widely differing subject matter including paintings, engravings,...sculpture, architecture, and the decorative and minor arts, were being produced in modest but ever increasing numbers throughout Europe. This type of publication mirrored the art book illustrated with engravings or lithographs which was prevalent during this period. In some cases photographic publishers ambitiously aimed at a European market which was being developed through burgeoning tourism. One such publisher was Franz Carl Eisen of Cologne who from 1853, in collaboration with the photographer J. F. Michiels produced a series of trilingual (in German, French and English) photographically illustrated publications. Most of these were on works of art and architecture."-A. J. Hamber, A Higher Branch of the Art. Photographing the Fine Arts in England 1839-1880, p. 155. Each of the plates are framed and printed in bright gold. Michiels was a Belgian photographer from Bruges. In nice fresh condition. Text leaf and versos of plates with a small and inoffensive library stamp. Release stamp on verso of text leaf. ❧ See The Truthful Lens. Neite, "Der Verkauf photographischer Bilder in den frühem Jahren der Photographie" in Silber und Salz. Zur Frühzeit der Photographie im deutschen Sprachraum 1839-1860 (1989), pp. 548-73. .

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        Recherches sur la numismatique judaique

      Paris: Firmin Didot Fr?res 1854 HLDr. mit leinenbezogenen Deckeln, goldgeprägter Rücken, marmorierte Vorsätze, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt, 192 Seiten+XX Tafeln, 22,5 x 27 cm, Deckelkanten berieben, Rücken stärker berieben, Vorsätze abgegriffen, Bibl.-Schildchen auf dem Anpappblatt, Signaturen usw. auf den fliegenden Blättern, Besitzerstempel oben auf dem Titelblatt, durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, sonst weiß, insgesamt noch guter Zustand.Münzkunde, Levante, Naher Osten

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        The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker. Late Accountant-General of Bengal, and Chairman of the East India Company.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854 - Octavo (215 x 130 mm). Bound for presentation in buff full morocco, raised bands to spine forming compartments, second and third gilt-lettered directed, remaining compartments richly gilt with floral sprays, gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to sides enclosed by concentric floral, Greek-key, dotted and twin fillet rolls, all edges gilt, floral roll to turn-ins gilt, white moiré silk-effect endpapers, bound silk page-marker. Extremities, joints and raised bands lightly rubbed, spine toned, light foxing to endleaves, frontispiece and final page. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. Presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker [1771/2-1851] sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival took up various clerical appointments, including that of private secretary to Sir William Jones" (ODNB). In 1792 he joined the Bengal civil service and displayed a particular flair for financial matters, drafting plans for establishing a bank (later realised in the Bank of Bengal) before being appointed judicial and revenue secretary in 1799, and then accountant-general in 1801. In 1806 he was convicted of the attempted rape of Dorothea Simpson, wife of a former colleague, for which he was imprisoned for six months and heavily fined, though the episode, entirely unmentioned in Kaye's biography, in fact did little to affect his career. He married Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Robert Boswell, signet of Ediburgh, in 1811, and returned to England permanently in 1815. In 1826 he was elected a director of the East India Company and remained on the court until his death, "devoting great energy to issues of Indian administration" (idem.) He led the conservation reaction to the radical anti-landlord revenue measures of the 1830s, the defence of the company's privileges against missionaries and free-traders, and the company's opposition to the annexation of Sindh and to the First Afghan War. Kaye's Life was first published the previous year. Riddick, Who Was Who in British India, p. 367. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich, in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt... Erste Band mit 75 (von 79) Stahlstichen.

      Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, 1854. Titelblatt, Kaiserpaarbildnis und gestochener Titelblatt in Stahlstich, XIV, 364 Seiten. Zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit Rückentitel und -vergoldung sowie Lederecken. Gr.8vo. Die Stahlstiche zeigen Ansichten Innsbruck, Karlsbad, Eger, Franzensbad, Salzburg, Wien, Triest, Prag. Die Erstausgabe erschien 1842. Stahlstichtafeln sauber, zum Buchende minimal braunfleckig. Es fehlen folgende 4 Stahlstiche: Eger-Totalansicht; Innsbruck-Totalansicht; Salzburg-Der Residenzplaz; Salzburg-Der St. Peterskirchhof. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        HISTORIA DE LA MARINA REAL ESPAÑOLA DESDE EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LAS AMÉRICAS HASTA EL COMBATE DE TRAFALGAR

      Imprenta de José María Ducazcal, Madrid 1854 - Tomo I de 1856, (segunda edición) y Tomo II de 1854 (Primera Edición). Tomo I: Portada + 669 págs. + numerosas ilustraciones en el texto y 8 láminas fuera de texto, entre las cuales un retrato de Colón, otro de Magallanes y 6 litografías de Urrabieta. Tomo II: Anteportada + Litografía a página entera de Urrabieta en los talleres de J.J. Martínez + Portada + 835 págs. + numerosas ilustraciones en el texto y 11 láminas fuera de texto, entre litografías de escenas y retratos. Estado del papel desigual en el Tomo I: algunas hojas tostadas y moteadas de óxido (foxing). El Tomo II presenta un papel más homogéneo pero también con algunas manchas de óxido. Bella encuadernación en Holandesa de pergamino con tejuelo y planos de tela. 30,5 x 22 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Llera Díaz-Corralejo]
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        History of Europe From the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII

      1859 - London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Eight Volumes of Alison's History of Europe. From the library of the Titley Court Estate. Titley Court was home to the Greenly family for over 500 years. The Greenly family have a long and fascinating history, perhaps most famous for the life and libary of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Greenly, who was noted as a collector and patron of literature and the arts. The Greenly library consists mostly of her collection of contemporary Regency literature, however it was expanded after her death by various members of her extended family. Notable among these are Edward Greenly, a famous Victorian geologist, and William Bradford, a founding father who travelled to America on the Mayflower and who was closely associated with the Greenlys at Titley Court through marriage. The rich and diverse history of the Greenlys at Titley Court is reflected in the broad selection of works found in the library. Without Index volume as published later. Collated, complete. Sir Archibald Alison was a Scottish advocate and historian. ?His History of Europe was his first publication and his chief work. It is considered to be the first scholarly English-language work to study the French Revolution. ?Since its first publication History has been published in many?foreign languages. ?Condition: In full cloth bindings with gilt stamped spines and blind stamped boards. Binder's stamp to rear pastedown of all volumes states Edmonds and Remnants binding. Externally, all are very smart. Bumping to head and tail of spines as well as the extremities, particularly the board corners. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E?H?Greenly. ?Internally, Volumes I, II, III, IV, V, VII and VIII are generally firmly bound though strained in places. Volume IV has a?tender binding. All volumes?have scattered spots throughout,?heavier to first and?last few pages. ?Overall:?VERY GOOD..

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        Les Différents Publics de Paris

      [1854]. first edition. A Superb Copy Of One of the Master's Earliest SuccessesDORÉ, Gustave. Les Différents Publics de Paris. Paris: Au Bureau du Journal Amusant, [1854]. First edition. Oblong quarto (10 x 13 1/4 in; 254 x 335 mm.). Lithograph title and twenty original lithograph plates. Publisher's lithographed green boards, small piece (1 1/8 inch) missing from top of spine. Ink signature on front free end-paper. Some light foxing, heavier on preliminary leaves). A superb copy of the second 'collection' from the most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. "These twenty lithographs are studies of massed humanity, ranging from the audiences at the great Parisian theatres to the crowds at a wrestling match or a Punch and Judy show. Without exception they are striking in conception and fertile in detail. To compare Doré's version of the reader's room at the library [no. 14, and amongst Doré's celebrated] with Daumier's in Les bas bleus is to ask one's self what word is left for the first if the second is called a caricature. Yet each of Doré's scenes is based on close observation, and the album provides valuable testimony to the manners of the day" (Ray).One of Doré's earliest efforts with which he made his debut at age twenty-two, Les Différents Publics de Paris "scored an easy successÂ…brilliantÂ…masterly lithographed skits on Paris" (Gosling, p. 16, 38). An important volume, and a cornerstone to any collection of Doré.Beraldi Vl, 30. Leblanc, 90. Rahir, 404. Ray, 241.List of Plates:1. Opéra Italien.2. Comédie Francaise.3. Opéra (la fosse aux lions).4. Jardin Des Plantes.5. Odéon.6. Folies Nouvelles.7. Seraphin.8. Funambules.9. Soirées Fantastiques de Robert Houdin10. Le Theatre Guignol.11. Cirque et Hippodrome.12. Les Lutteurs.13. Les Abonnés Au Canon Du Palais Royal.14. La Bibliotheque (Salle de travail).15. Les Joueurs De Boules.16. Amphithéatre De L'Ecole De Médecine.17. Cours D' Anatomie Comparée Au Jardin Des Plantes.18. La Coulisse De La Bourse.19. Justice De Paix Du 12me. Arrondissement.20. Les Revues.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. In Ten Volumes.

      John Murray London Ten Volumes complete 1854 - Small octavo; each volume with an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page, all a little spotted as usual, some offsetting to title page, some occasional spotting to text leaves. . An extremely attractive set, superbly bound by Maclehose of Glasgow, in full straight grained crimson morocco leather, raised bands to spine, some very minor rubbing to a few of these, gilt lettering direct. All edges smooth gilt. All joints and hinges are secure and this is a Near Fine set bound by one of the great Scottish binderies of the 19thc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neil Summersgill ABA,PBFA,ILAB.]
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        Habit de Ville Etching and engraving of an elegantly dressed and coiffed gentleman seated playing the viola da gamba

      Le Blanc: Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes (Paris: 1854-90), 314. Nicholas Bonnart (ca. 1646-1718) was a designer and printmaker.. 250 x 175 mm. Titling and two lines of text below image. On laid paper with narrow margins. Slightly worn, soiled and creased; impression to text slightly light.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Habit de Ville. Etching and engraving of an elegantly dressed and coiffed gentleman seated playing the viola da gamba

      - 250 x 175 mm. Titling and two lines of text below image. On laid paper with narrow margins. Slightly worn, soiled and creased; impression to text slightly light. Le Blanc: Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes (Paris: 1854-90), 314.Nicholas Bonnart (ca. 1646-1718) was a designer and printmaker.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        FEATHERED FAVOURITES. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds

      London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1854. Original red grained cloth, bevelled edges, gilt title within an elaborate gilt wreath design to upper board, ornate gilt spine design, all edges gilt. Printed on heavy bond paper. Pp. [vi], [54], + 12 circular chromolithograph plates (with tissue guards) surrounded by an ornate gilt wreath frame and followed by poetry featuring that particular bird. Poems by Barry Cornwall, James Montgomery, James Grahame, John Clare, Charlotte Smith, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Milton, and many more. Expertly rebacked with original spine strip laiddown, covers lightly age soiled, tips very lightly rubbed. Light foxing to the plates primarily on verso, otherwise a very good copy of this first edition of only the second bird book to be illustrated by chromolithography. Wolf was considered by Sir Edward Landseer to be, "without exception, the best all-round animal painter that ever lived." (DNB). . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Large Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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