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        Emaux et camées EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Eugène Didier, 1854. Fine. Eugène Didier, Paris 1854, 10x15cm, broché. - First edition on current paper. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy in its original binding, scarce as it was issued. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire dans son brochage d´origine, rare tel que paru.

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        A SERIES OF EIGHT SKETCHES IN COLOUR

      London: Day and Son. Portfolio in custom-made case of eight full colour lithographs. 1854. 1st edition. Arctic Bibliography 3477. Sabin 76. . Cresswell (1827-1867) was a Royal Navy officer and, technically, the first naval officer to cross the entire Northwest Passage. He joined the Navy in 1842 and served in the China seas and assisted Sir Thomas John Cochrane's expedition to Brunei. Under Sir James Clark Ross, he participated in the 1848-49 Franklin expedition rescue efforts, during which he painted vivid scenes depicting the life of the crew amongst the ice floes and northern terrain. In 1849, Cresswell was appointed second lieutennt and ship's artist aboard HMS Investigator under Robert McClure, which had been directed to search for the Northwest Passage. His ship became ice-bound from September, 1851, to the spring of 1853, during which ordeal Cresswell painted the scenes represented in these magnificent lithographs. Upon his return to England, in the autumn of 1853, Cresswell arranged for his paintings to be transferred to lithographs, which were published in May, of 1854. Each measures 41 x 56 cms and is captioned in the bottom margin. All lithographs have traces of marginal soiling, but it is not untoward. Lithograph I has a small stain to the lower left margin. Lithograph II has a tiny depression to the left margin and a small crease to the right margin. Lithographs III, IV, V and VIII, have closed tears to the bottom margins. Lithographs V and VIII have small closed tears to the right margin. The custom-made portfolio is bound in half leather over navy blue cloth and shows some wear but is still quite serviceable. The chart, originally issued with the lithographs, is absent. .

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        Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Camel.

      [London], Dean & Co., [1854]. - Large 8vo. (16) pp. (including original illustrated wrappers; 6 leaves printed on one side only). With 8 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations and a woodcut tailpiece. Sewn. Children's book about the various types of camels, their habits and uses, issued within the series of "Grandmamma Easy's new pictorial colored toy books". Includes pictures of a Bedouin camp, a desert caravan, the Holy Camel bearing the Qur'an on the pilgrimage to Mecca, a camel fight, and a two-humped camel exhibited on the streets of London. - Sewn with large stitches; tear to front cover mended by stiching; slight edge defects. Rare. OCLC 16800959. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Turkey; its History and Progress:

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1854. from the Journals and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople; continued to the Present Time, with a Memopir of Sir James Porter, by his Grandson … 2 volumes octavo. Original green morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, elaborate blind panelling to both boards, Porter's arms gilt to the front boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Lightly rubbed, the spines tanned, frontispieces and title pages foxed, light toning, otherwise a very good set. First edition. "Includes Porter's unpublished journals and his very interesting papers and correspondence; volume II contains Larpent's work on the progress of reform in Turkey, much of it based on Ubicini's Lettres sur la Turquie (1851-4)" (Atabey). Porter, (1710?-1776), met Lord Carteret through a mutual friend, and was "employed by him on several secret commercial missions to the continent … In 1741 he was sent to Vienna to assist Sir Thomas Robinson in the negotiations between Austria and Prussia; he returned the following year to Vienna on a special mission to Maria Theresa" (ODNB). He appointed ambassador at Constantinople in 1746 and remained in the post until 1762, winning praise from Sir William Jones for protecting Britain's mercantile interests in the Ottoman empire. On his retirement in he devoted himself to scientific and literary pursuits, but being forced to decline the nomination for the presidency in 1768 "not feeling himself of sufficient consequence or rich enough to live in such a style as he conceived that the president of such a society should maintain".

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        Die Nibelungen Große Oper in 5 Acten von E[duard] Gerber... Vollst[ändiger] Klavierauszug mit Text 7 1/2 Thlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Berlin: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN B. & B. 3100]. [ca. 1854]. Folio. Newly bound in quarter black morocco with spine in decorative compartments gilt. 1f. (title with pictorial illustration to head), 1f. (printed dedication to Charles-Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar), [xii] (passages from Nibelungenlied and libretto), [i] (cast list), [ii]- [iii] (contents), 2-170, [ii] (blank) pp. Title, dedication, and passages from the Nibelungenlied lithographed; cast list, contents, and music engraved. The six leaves of Nibelungenlied excerpts and libretto are printed on a different, finer paper. Printer's note to lower right corner of final page of music: "Stich und Druck von Ed. Bote u: G. Bock, Berlin." Publisher's blindstamp to foot of title. The title also advertises a full score, a part set, a piano-vocal score with four-hands accompaniment, a piano reduction without vocal parts, and editions of the overture for orchestra, piano solo, and piano four-hands. Except for the two piano reductions of the overture, only the present piano-vocal score is listed with a price. Signature dated May 20, 1874 to title; one word of text underlay ("Lüsten") underlined in red crayon on p. 100. Browning to edges (especially the six Niebelungenlied excerpts and libreetto) and slightly to moderately foxed. A very good copy overall. . First (and only) Edition. Quite rare (2 copies in the U.S. only, at UC Berkeley and Riverside). "His Die Nibelungen (1854), by far the most successful of his operas, is based on the medieval Nibelungenlied, a source approached by Wagner when sketching the Ring cycle, and uses an ambitious scheme of reminiscence motifs ?- which may also reflect the influence of Liszt, who conducted the opera?'s première at Weimar." Adelyn Peck Leverett and Christopher Fifield in Grove online

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        Oeuvres illustrées... Dessins par Tony et Alfred Johanot, Staal, Pauquet, Etc

      Paris: Vialat et Cie.. 1854[-1857]. 12 volumes bound in 6. Large quarto. Quarter mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling and numbering gilt. With steel engravings illustrating various scenes throughout. Vol. 1: Piquillo Alliaga. 395 pp. Vol. 2: Carlo Brosci; La Prix de la Vie; La Maitresse Anonyme; La Conversion; Le Jeune Docteur; Maurice; Judith; Un Ministre sous Louis XV; Le Tête-a-Tête; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrète; La Grand'Mère; Rodolphe; Le Haine d'une Femme; Vatel. 320 pp. Vol. 3: Adrienne Lecouvreur; Les Contes de la Reine de Navarre; La Colomnie; L'Ambitieux; Le Café des Variétés; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Véridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valérie; Les Indépendents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Après; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohémienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champêtre; La Jarretière de la Mariée; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premières Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Héritiere; Le Chateau de la Poularde; Farinelli; La Lune de Miel; La Demoiselle a Marier; Le Diplomate; Le Mariage de Raison; Le Marraine; Coraly; Le Solliciteur; Malvina; Madame de Sainte-Agnès. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Théobald; L'Oncle d'Amérique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mère; Le Médecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; Une Visite a Bedlam; Les Élèves du Conservatoire; La Volière de Frère Philippe; La Manie des Places; Le Mystificateur; La Quarantaine; Caroline; L'Ennui; Les Manteaux; Les Empiriques d'Autrefois; L'Ambassadeur; La Somnambule; Frontin Mari-Garçon; Le Secrétaire et le Cuisinier; Le Colonel. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 6: Une Chaine; La Protégée sans le Savoir; Le Confident; Oscar; Le Fou de Péronne; Une Nuit de la Garde Nationale; L'Auberge; Le Puff; La Petite Soeur; Le Mariage Enfantin; Le Ménage de Garçon; Partie et Revanche; Bataille de Dames; L'Artiste; Michel et Christine; Philibert Marié; Mémoires d'un Colonel de Hussards; Le Nouveau Pourceaugnac; La Demoiselle et la Dame; Le Combat des Montagnes; L'Intérieur de L'Étude; Geneviève. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 7 [almost exclusively opera libretti]: Les Huguenots; La Xacarilla; La Muette de Portici; Le Comte Ory; Guido et Ginevra; Le Lac des Fées; Le Philtre; Les Martyrs; Robert-Le- Diable; Le Serment; La Juive; Le Fils de Cromwell; Les Diamants de la Couronne; Ne Touchez Pas a la Reine; Giralda; Concert a la Cour; La Dame de Pique; La Chambre a Coucher. 320 pp. Vol. 8 [opera libretti]: Le Prophète; L'Enfant Prodigue; Ali-Baba; Gustave III; Le Dieu et la Bayadère; La Part du Diable; La Sirène; Le Domino Noir; Haÿdée; La Dame Blanche; Lestocq; Les Treize; La Reine d'un Jour; Le Chalet; Actéon. 320 pp. Vol. 9: Le Vieux Garçon et la Petite Fille; Jeanne et Jeanneton; Irène; Le Petit Dragon; O Amitié!... ; La Vengeance Italienne; Le Témoin; Les Eaux du Mont-Dor; Une Femme Qui Se Jette par la Fenêtre; L'Ours et le Pacha; La Grande Aventure; Héloise et Abailard; L'Écarté; Le Moulin de Javelle; Le Bon Papa; Camilla; Le Lorgnon; Les Malheurs d'un Amant Heureux; Le Gastronome sans Argent; Estelle; Les Trois Maitresses. 320 pp. Vol. 10: Salvoisy; La Chanoinesse; Toujours; Être Aimé ou Mourir; Le Gardien; Jeune et Vieille; L'Avare en Goguettes; Louise; Une Faute; La Loge du Portier; La Maitresse au Logis; Un Dernier Jour de Fortune; Zoé; Le Budget d'un Jeune Ménage; L'Intérieur d'un Bureau; La Pension Bourgeoise; La Famille du Baron; Le Quaker et la Danseuse; La Seconde Année; Le Savant; Philippe; Les Héritiers de Crac. 318, 1f. (blank) pp. Vol. 11 [including opera libretti]: Zanetta; La Marquise de Brinvilliers; La Vieille; L'Ambassadrice; Le Cheval de Bronze; Les Deux Nuits; Léocadie; La Médecine sans Médecin; Fra-Diavolo; la Fiancée; La Neige; Le Maçon; Fiorella; Leicester; La Favorite; Le Soprano; Le Chaperon; La Famille Riquebourg; Le Comte Ory. 320 pp. Vol. 12 [including opera libretti]: La Fée aux Roses; La Charbonnière; La Nuit de Noël; La Chanteuse Voilée; Le Puits d'Amour; Les Surprises; Didier L'Honnête Homme; Maitre Jean; Le Juif Errant; Dom Sébastien Roi de Portugal; La Barcarolle; Cagliostro; D'Aranda; L'Image; Le Guitarrero; Babiole et Joblot; Rebecca; Discours de Réception a l'Académie Française Prononcé dans la Séance du 28 Janvier 1836. 320 pp. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; head of spine slightly chipped; some hinges split. Minor foxing and browning throughout; occasional creasing; some signatures partially detached. Title to Vol. 1 only. . Includes libretti for operas by Adam, Auber, Balfe, Berton, Blangini, Boieldieu, Carafa, Cherubini, Donizetti, Fétis, Halévy, Hérole, Marliani, Massé, Meyerbeer, Paer, Rebel and Rossini. Eugène Scribe (1791-1861) was one of the most important––and prolific––dramatists of his time. He provided libretti for over 30 composers, including Auber, Meyerbeer, Rossini, and Verdi. Meyerbeer described his libretti as "tailor-made for the music, full of dramatic, emotional and also merry situations" that contained "excellent parts" for the available singers. Herbert Schneider in Grove online Complete sets are very scarce.

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        Taschen Album für Wanderer des Thüringer Waldes in Wort und Bildern. Eine Burschenfahrt.

      Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, 1854.. Kl. 8° VI, 114 S. Mit 24 davon (1 gefalt.), getönten lithogr. Ansichten. Hln., goldgeprägt. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Papier tlw. wasserrandig u. stockfleckig.. Mit Ansichten von: Burgen Gleichen, Schepfenthal, Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Candelaber, Wartburg, Drusenthal, Ruine Liebenstein, Wilhelmsthal, Ruhla, Panorama v. Thür. Walde, Waltershausen, Tenneberg, Tabarzer Grund, Schwarzburg, Paulinzelle, Elgersburg, Spitze des Schneekopfs, Thorstein, Lauchagrund, Bärenbruchstein, Tanzbuche, Spitze des Inselberges. Holzmann- Bohatta V,8741.

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        Vida y martirio del Beato Andrés Bobola, de la Compañía de Jesús. Escrita en italiano por..., y traducida al castellano por otro Sacerdote de la misma Compañía

      Madrid, Impenta de "El Católico", a cargo de Don José M. Cañada, 1854. 4to.; VII-198 pp., 1 h. y una lámina litografiada por F. Kraus Encuadernación en media piel, de época.

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        La Sigea. Novela original

      Madrid, Anselmo Santa Coloma Editor, 1854. Dos tomos en un volúmen en 8vo.; 186 pp., 1 h. y 169 pp., 6 hs. Encuadernación de época en media piel.

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        Colton's Map of the United States of America

      1854. SMITH, John Calvin.Colton's Map of the United States of America.New York: J.H. Colton (Sherman & Smith), 1854.1854 edition of Colton?'s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, ?"This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.?""Beginning with large wall maps of the United States in 1847, Joseph H. and George W. Colton expanded their operations to include gazetteers and atlases" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 273). This large hand-colored steel-engraved wall map is representative of the Colton firm's reputation for producing "the best grade of geographical publications and the most extensive house in America for many years for the manufacture of maps of every kind, atlases, [and] school geographies" (Ristow, 315). It was the Coltons' practice to purchase the copyrights to existing maps, rather than produce the maps themselves. First published by Colton in 1853, this wall map of the United States, a revised version of John Calvin Smith's 1843 map (which in turn relied upon Arrowsmith for the American West), also shows parts of Canada and "a large portion of Texas." Colton probably met Smith though the engraver Samuel Stiles, who provided work to both Smith and Colton. Smith was a charter member of the American Geographical and Statistical Society, the organizational meeting of which in 1851 took place in the rooms of New York map publisher John Disturnell, whose seller's stamp appears on the title cartouche of this particular copy. Smith's map shows township lines and state and county capitols according to the latest U.S. surveys, as well as "lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi," and "various internal improvements… compiled from surveys and various other authentic sources." Florida and North America appear in separate insets. "Indian Territory and the Great American Desert occupy most of the plains country… Commercial cartographers really had very little to go by in the western area, chiefly Lewis and Clark, Pike, Long, and the Fremont of 1843" (Wheat II, 183-84). The wide ornamental border is decorated with 14 vignettes depicting cityscapes of the country's major cities. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal, with stars for Wisconsin and Iowa emerging from the background. Railroads are outlined in red, canals in blue. Also indicated is the survey grid-work for the U.S. Land Office Survey. A note following the key states, "when surveyed, the lands are offered for sale at public auction, but cannot be disposed of at a less price of one dollar and a quarter per acre."Ristow, 318. See Wheat 471; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 273.An extraordinary cartographic production in fine condition, with intriguing Civil War association.

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        Shooting in the Himalayas

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. First . Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 375 pp, 8 tinted lithographic plates. 15 woodcut ill. Fold out map. Ovis ammon, ibex, blue sheep and bear. Mentioned and praised by Theodore Roosevelt in his Booklover's Holiday, this is a cornerstone book in any Asian collection. Original deco stamped cloth binding. Gilt ibex head on front cover, gilt scene on rear and gilt spine. New endpapers. This book is scarce but rare in this condition.

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        [Op. 52]. Tristesse au jardin (Laurent Tailhade). Autograph musical manuscript signed

      Folio (ca. 350 x 267 mm.). Half dark red morocco with marbled boards, "Florent Schmitt - Manuscrit" gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. [1] title, [2]-[14] manuscript music numbered I-XI, with pp. X-XI repeated, and X-bis crossed out. Notated in black and purple ink on 20-stave paper with "H. Lard Esnault Ed. Bellamy Sr. Paris" blindstamped at inner margins. Set for voice and piano: "Le doux rêve que tu nias, je l'ai su retrouver parmi les lis et les pétunias... Voici que par les allées meurent les blanches azalées." With text by the French satirical poet, Laurent Tailhade (1854- 1919), excerpted from "Vitraux" in Poèmes élégiaques (1907). First page of music with Schmitt's autograph signature and dedication "à Madame de Saint-Marceaux." Page XI-bis initialed "F.P." and dated "1er au 2 mars [18]97 à une heure vague de la nuit." Occasional erasures and corrections, most often in purple ink, in the composer's hand. Each page guarded at inner margin; occasional light soiling, staining, and browning to edges; final measure of p. II slightly blurred at "diminuez"; dedication partially erased. An attractive manuscript. . The complete manuscript of the unpublished original version for voice and piano, with some signficant differences from the later version for piano and orchestra (1908), first published (in piano reduction) by A. Zunz Mathot in 1910. The autograph of the orchestral version is at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. On March 13, 1909 the Société Nationale de Musique presented a program of eight orchestral works, all of which were being heard for the first time. Of Tristesse, the fifth work, Ravel opined: "Amid all this, Schmitt seemed like an intruder, with his noble inspiration and musical line, his sumptuous and delicate orchestration: everything that the others lacked... " (Letter to Cipa Godebski, dated March 14, 1909). Ravel and Schmitt were lifelong friends. Orenstein, "A Ravel Reader," 103-104. The original dedicatee, Marguerite de Saint-Marceaux (1850-1930; née Jourdain), was the wife of the sculptor René de Saint-Marceaux, and hostess of a famed Parisian music salon frequented by Ravel, Debussy, and other composers. Schmitt dedicated the published version of Tristesse to Madame Jane Engel-Bathori (1877-1970), a noted French mezzo-soprano. "In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, [Schmitt's] music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for its union of French clarity and German strength... Schmitt was considered a pioneer during his lifetime, rejected by some and embraced by others for a style that influenced and helped prepare for later innovations by Stravinsky, Ravel, Honegger and Roussel." Jann Pasler and Jerry Rife in Grove Music Online.

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        Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers,, 1854. Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude. Edited at the Request of Sir William Nott's Daughters, Letitia Nott and Charlotte Bower, from Documents in their Exclusive Possession. 2 volumes octavo. Original red linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines, blind panelling with large laurel wreath centre-tool to all boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each, portrait to volume I, a view of the fortress at Ghuzni to volume II. Lightly rubbed and soiled, crumpled head and tail of the spines, frontispiece to volume I browned as usual, that to volume II lightly foxed, light toning throughout, a very good set. First edition. An uncommon memoir, and an important source for the First Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and paymaster of family pensions at Barrackpore", but after leave in England returned to India to take command of the 20th NI and despite having "been so long in a semi-military post, he brought his regiment into such a state of efficiency that his services were required to do the same for other regiments. He commanded a succession of native infantry regiments and on 1 December 1829 was promoted colonel" (ODNB). During the First Afghan War Nott commanded the troops at Kandahar and Quetta, sending out "small successful expeditions from both locales against rebellious tribes" (Riddick, Who was Who); and in 1842 was placed in command of "all the troops in Lower Afghanistan and Sindh, and of the political officers there". His operations in defence of Kandahar, and in relief of Kabul were rewarded by his appointment to the residency and Lucknow with the title of envoy to the king of Oudh; and the presentation of "a valuable sword in the name of the British government" by Lord Ellenborough, who told Wellington that he considered Nott to be superior to all the other generals: "Ellenborough was right. Despite his cantankerous nature Nott was by far the best general in the Anglo-Afghan War. He was also a protagonist of the sepoy, whom he compared favourably with the British soldier." In 1844 he was created GCB, voted an annuity of £1000 by the directors of the Company, and granted the freedom of the City of London. He died aged 63 on New Years' Day 1845. Title pages with ownership inscriptions of Robert Archibald Trotter, late 43rd Native Infantry, who commanded a company in the defence of Kalat-i-Ghilzai. Trotter was promoted captain in 1853, retired 1862. A bright clean copy, unusual in the original cloth, and with an attractive provenance.

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        Zeitgenössische Federlithographie (Halbfigur sitzend im Morgenrock) von W. Klimt nach einer verschollenen Bleistiftzeichnung von Eduard Ratti (1851) aus "Nationalkalender für alle Kronländer der k. k. österreichischen Monarchie".

      Leitmeritz C W Medau 1854 - Bildformat 14 x 12 cm, Gesamtgröße 25 x 18 cm. Schwarz 22; Ausstellungskatalog Historisches Museum Wien 2002, Nr. 144.

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        Attractive Document Signed as U.S. Consul in Liverpool, England, to which Nathaniel Hawthorne was appointed by President Franklin Pierce, his close friend from college and the subject of his 1852 presidential campaign biography

      Liverpool, England, February 2, 1854. 7" x 8". "Partly Printed Document Signed, ""N Hawthorne"" as Consul of the United States for the Port of Liverpool, 1p, 7"" x 8"". Liverpool, England, February 24, 1854. Completed in manuscript. Two blind embossed seals affixed with red wax at upper and lower left, one with narrow ribbon attached. Eagle vignette at top. Mounting remnants on verso at corners with faint show-through. Fine condition. ""I, the undersigned Consul of the United States of America, for the port of Liverpool and its dependencies, do certify and make known to whom these presents shall come, that Samuel Pearce before whom the annexed affidavit of John Johnston hath made ... Vice Consul duly authorised to administer Oaths and Affirmations; that the deponent is in my opinion worthy of credit and qualified to verify the annexed Invoice; and that the said affidavit was administered in the presence of Henry Artin. Given from under my Hand and Seal of Office at Liverpool, the 24th day of February and year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four."" Affidavit not present. On March 23, 1853, President Franklin Pierce sent to the Senate his nomination of Nathaniel Hawthorne, of Massachusetts, to be consul of the United States at Liverpool."" Hawthorne's nomination was confirmed three days later. Pierce and Hawthorne had been friends since their college days at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine. In fact, in 1821, on the way to Bowdoin, at the stage stop in Portland, Maine, Hawthorne first met Pierce and the two became fast friends. In 1852, Hawthorne wrote Pierce's presidential campaign biography. He served as Consul in Liverpool until 1857. Hawthorne and his family toured France and Italy before returning to their home in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1860."

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        Les filles du feu EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: D Giraud et Dagneau, 1854. Fine. D Giraud et Dagneau, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Rare and sought Edition. Binding half calf navy, back smoothes decorated with gilded nets and dotted, golden lace top and bottom, paper boards in the tub, and contreplats guards marbled paper, strictly Contemporary binding. Notebooks free of freckles which is rarely found. Superb copy established in elegant binding time exceptional conditions for this title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare et recherchée. Reliure en demi veau bleu marine, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, plats de papier à la cuve, contreplats et gardes de papier jaspé, reliure strictement de l'époque. Cahiers exempts de rousseur ce qui se rencontre rarement. Superbe exemplaire établi en élégante reliure du temps, condition exceptionnelle pour ce titre.  

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        Philosophical Works. Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions published by the author

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1854 First American edition, reprinted from the Edinburgh 1826 edition, the first uniform edition of Hume's works which also includes Hume's "My Own Life," a letter from Adam Smith, material on the Rousseau controversy, etc. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt spine, tooled in compartments, burgundy and green morocco labels. Marbled edges, new endpapers. . Four volumes, octavo. Engraved portrait after Ramsey by H.W. Smith. A very good copy. Jessop, p. 8.

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        Sammlung von 100 Abschriften, Reinschriften, Matrizenabzügen u. a. mit Bezug auf Goethe sowie Abschriften und Auszüge aus seinen Werken.

      Verschiedene Orte, 1808–1854. - Zusammen rund 490 SS. auf 411 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Wie am Vorderdeckel der marmorierten Halbledermappe (in der die Schriftstücke aufbewahrt werden) auf einem zeitgenossisch montierten Schildchen vermerkt, stammen die vorliegenden Schriftstücke (mehrheitlich) „aus [der] alten Weimarischen Zeit vor 1830" und aus dem Nachlaß von Friedrich von Müller; „einige [Hand]schriften von Goethe", wie weiters notiert ist, sind hingegen nicht darin enthalten. Zweifelsohne aber stammen einige der Abschriften aus Werken Goethes aus der Hand Friedrich Müllers, andere möglicherweise auch a. d. H. der mit Goethe befreundeten Malerin Julie Gräfin von Egloffstein (1792–1869, der Hofdame von Erbherzogin Anna Amalia), der zahlreiche Gedichte gewidmet sind; manche der Widmungen bzw. Gedichte liegen als Faksimile vor, manche als Abschriften. Weitere Widmungsträger sind etwa Prinzessin Zeneide Volkonksky, Marie Szymanowska, Casimira Waldschek, Auguste Gräfin von Egloffstein und Line Gräfin von Egloffstein, Gräfin Rapp, Caecilie von Türkheim sowie eine Jenny und eine Kitty. Manche der Widmungen sind möglicherweise unveröffentlicht. – Beiliegend vier Drucke. – Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston. First American Edition.. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy !. First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy ! William Stokes (1 October 1804 ?- 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases ?- A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) ?- as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne?-Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes?-Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta ?- and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874?-76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        Grains de mil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris|& Genève: Joël Cherbuliez, 1854. Fine. Joël Cherbuliez, Paris & Genève 1854, 13x20cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half cloth sienna, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets, marbled paper plates, small rips on the cuts, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi toile terre de Sienne, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, petits accrocs sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Henri-Frédéric Amiel. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Fiends, Ghosts and Sprites. Inclusing an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural.

      London: Richard Bentley. 1854 - FIRST PARLOUR BOOK CASE EDITION. Octavo, pp. 276. Bound in publisher's embossed green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine, top edge and fore-edge deckled. Minor sunning to extremities, with some light bumping and faint shelfwear, endcaps pushed, cloth is slightly parted at top spine joint of front board, textblock shaken in the case, with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters. Spine sunned to a paler green, gilt tooling remains bright, blind decoration to covers is attractive. Ink ownership to front pastedown, internally clean with minor light spotting in some places. A detailed and fluent examination of the nature of superstition and belief in the uncanny, with numerous anecdotes and attempted interpretations. Scarce and interesting. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les anges de la famille ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Bonneville, 1854. Fine. Bonneville, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Second edition. Binding half sheepskin eggplant, flat spine decorated with golden dots and nets cold and golden double boxes decorated with golden, bowed slightly higher caps, flat marbled paper, two mishaps on the cuts, guards and contreplats of arabesques handmade paper, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Illustrated book two inset figures. Mainly marginal foxing few. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition. Reliure en demi basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de pointillés dorés et de filets à froid ainsi que de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés d'arabesques dorées, coiffes supérieures légèrement frottées, plats de papier marbré, deux légers accrocs sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. Ouvrage illustré de deux figures hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs essentiellement marginales.

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        Memorial de Fribourg. Recueil periodique. En 6 volumes.

      Fribourg, Joseph-Louis Piller, 1854-1859,. in-8°, environ 2800 pages, 1 planche lithographiee, reliures en beau papier marbre 'Annonay' blanc et noir, etiquette en papier au dos, tres bel ensemble.. Rempli de curiosites et d'histoires sur le canton et le diocese de Lausanne, antiquites, chroniques (e.a. d'Everdes et de Vuippens), glanures, des courses historiques (e.a. des environs de Berne a Montbovon), la paroisse de Villarepos (ou l'eglise se construit de 1572 a 1584, rasee en 1985, sous les yeux des contestataires), la planche lithographiee montre les 'Antiquites de Tronchebelon a Riaz'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851

      1854. CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION - 1851. Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert. By Mssrs. Nash, Haghe, and Roberts, R.A. Published Under Express Sanction of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, President of the Royal Commission, To Whom the Work is, by Permission, Dedicated. Two volumes in one. [52] ff. Illustrated with 55 chromolithographs with very fine hand- finishing after Joseph Nash, Louis Haghe and David Roberts. Large folio, 578 x 420 mm, bound in contemporary English half morocco. a.e.g. London: Dickinson, Brothers, Her Majesty's Publishers, 1854. |~||~||~||~||~| A stunning visual tour through the Great Exhibition of 1851. This deluxe edition was created to commemorate the 1851 exhibition in the Crystal Palace. Great Britain's Prince Albert proposed a trade exhibition like no other before it, truly international, with the work of nearly 14,000 exhibitors from twenty-six nations to be on view. To house such an event, Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) designed a new type of building, using the latest in cast-iron and glass technology. Sited in London's Hyde Park, Paxton's landmark structure, the Crystal Palace, was 1848 feet long by 408 feet wide, was visited by more than six million people in the exhibition's five months. Public feeling for the temporary building was so strong that it was re-erected in South London, in enlarged form, the year that these volumes appeared. A fire destroyed the rebuilt Crystal Palace in 1936. "Dickinson's Compre-hensive Pictures document the pomp and ritual in this resplendent space, and the exhibits' from European bourgeois furnishings and modern machinery to an Arab tent from Tunis, draped with leopard and lion skins" (Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections, No. 66). Most copies have long ago been dismembered for their decorative plates. Abbey, Scenery 251. Royal Library at Windsor, Catalogue of Exhibitions of British Coloured Books 1738-1898, p. 94. Friedman, Color Printing in England 1486-1870, No. 161.

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        Wanderungen zwischen Hudson und Mississippi 1851 und 1852. 1-2.

      - Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta?scher Verlag, 1854. 8vo. (5),+ (blank),+ 390; (5),+ (blank),+ 381 pp. Uncut and partly unopened, in contemporary half calf, gilt spine and marbled boards. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Ericsberg. Lacks part-titles: (Reisen und Länderbeschreibungen der älteren und neuesten Zeit. Band. 39-40). Sabin 9520. Carlander III, 564ff. Fine copy of the first edition. Descriptons of Busch?s journeys in the western states and the Mississippi Valley, especially in Cincinnati and the Ohio River towns. It also contains a chapter on life among the Shakers and the Mormons. Moritz Busch (1821-99) immigrated to the United States after being disappointed by the 1848-revolution in Europe, but he returned in 1853. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CANADIAN JOURNAL, A REPERTORY OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, AND ART; AND A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE

      Toronto: Maclear & Co., [1854].. 73-96pp. Illus. Folio. Original printed wrappers. Minor edge wear, else fine. Unopened. An exceedingly rare periodical containing "Fate of Sir John Franklin. Dr. Rae's Letter to Sir George Simpson. York Factory, 4th August, 1854." Rae's correspondence includes a list of found or recovered items once belonging to the lost Franklin party. Further, it contains this chilling passage: "From the mutilated state of many of the corpses, and the contents of the kettles, it is evident that our miserable countrymen had been driven to the last resource - cannibalism...." This is one of the earliest mentions in print of the long-held suspicion that the Franklin party resulted to cannibalism for survival, a view that most have discounted since. It caused a sensation at the time, and Lady Franklin did her best to contest Rae's claim on the reward for discovering Franklin's fate.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie suivi d'un voyage en Sibérie par M Bourdier EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur & Morizot, 1854. Fine. Belin-Leprieur & Morizot, Paris 1854, 17,5x27cm, relié. - Edition originale. binding en pleine basane noire, spine à quatre nerfs orné de caissons et de filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, un léger accroc sur le premier plat, tête dorée sur tranches, gardes moirées. Le Caucase, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Finlande, route de Nijni-Novgorod, le Kamtchatka... Illustrations de Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot. Rousseurs éparses. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane noire, dos à quatre nerfs orné de caissons et de filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, un léger accroc sur le premier plat, tête dorée sur tranches, gardes moirées. Le Caucase, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Finlande, route de Nijni-Novgorod, le Kamtchatka... Illustrations de Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot. Rousseurs éparses. Rare.

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        "Ramsau" 1854, Landschaft im Berchtesgadener Land mit Gehöft.

      . Bleistift, ein wenig weiß gehöht, auf festem grünem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert "Bernh. Lange 1854"; rechts und bezeichnet "Ramsau"; verso Nachlaßstempel ? 13,9:29,1 cm. Auf Bütten montiert, dort von fremder Hand bezeichnet (Text übernehmen?) Insgesamt mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, an drei Seiten unregelmäßig angerissen.. Der Landschaftsmaler Stange studierte zunächst Rechtswissenschaft in Leipzig, brach dann jedoch das Studium ab, um sich der Malerei zu widmen. 1823-26 unternahm er eine Reise nach Rom. 1830 zog er nach München, um Schüler von C. Rottmann (1797-1850) zu werden. Weitere Reisen führten ihn 1834 nach Neapel und 1849 nach Venedig. In Anerkennung seiner künstlerischen Leistungen verlieh König Max II. von Bayern dem Kunstmaler bereits im Alter von 24 Jahren das Ritterkreuz des Verdienstordens vom Hl. Michael. Seit 1858 betätigte er sich als Landwirt im oberbayerischen Sindelsdorf, das später vor allem durch Franz Marc und die Künstler des "Blauen Reiter" Bekanntheit erlangte. Eine tiefe Freundschaft verband Stange mit den Maler C. Spitzweg (1808-1885), mit dem er mehrere Studienreisen unternahm. Auch zu den Künstlern C. Rahl (1812-1865) und F. Voltz (1817-1886) hatte er freundschaftlichen Kontakt. Seine Werke besitzt das Schlesische Museum Breslau, das Museum Budapest, die Schackgalerie München, die Neue Pinakothek München und das Kestner-Museum Hannover. Stange malte vor allem stimmungshafte Landschaften von der Alpenwelt Bayerns und Tirols, aber auch italienische Ansichten und allegorische Motive. Bekannt wurde er als Mondscheinmaler.

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        A New Universal Atlas

      Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia 1854 - Folio. Hardcover. Rebacked, new corners & new eps. Containing 122 maps, plans & sections of the various empires, kingdoms, states & republics of the world w/ a special map of each of the United States, plans of cities, etc. Some scuffing, flexing & edgewear to boards. Slight shelfwear, cocking & shaking to spine but binding very sturdy. Some soiling to textblock edges. Some soiling, foxing & scuffing scattered to textblock. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Pfälzer Eisenbahnen und ihre Umgebungen. In achtundzwanzig malerischen Ansichten, Text und Karte bestehend. Les chemins de fer du palatinat. The railroads of the Palatinate.

      Ludwigshafen Pfälzer-Ludwigs-Eisenbahn-Gesell 1854 - Illustr. Ohalblnwd. Einband berieben u. fleckig, Ecken u. Kanten beschabt, Leinenrücken fehlt, Buchblock fest, Text und Bildtafeln durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, 47 Seiten Text in 3 Sprachen, 28 ganzseitige lithographische Bildtafeln (30,5 x 23 cm) und 1 Karte: "Karte der bayerischen Rhein-Pfalz zur Übersicht ihrer Eisenbahnen und malerischen Punkte 1854" (mit alt hinterklebtem Einriss), 4°-Querformat. Die romantischen 28 lithographischen Bildtafeln zeigen Ansichten von Ludwigshafen, Dom in Speyer, Maxburg, Krobsburg, Ludwigshöhe, Madenburg, Landeck, Berwartstein, Drachenfels, Altendahn und Grafendahn, Neudahn, Trifels, Scharfeneck, Erpfenstein und Spangenberg, Frankenstein, Diemerstein, Hoheneck, Landstuhl, Kirkel, Wachenheim, Limburg, Hartenburg, Neuleiningen, Altleiningen, Falkenstein, Altenbaumburg, Montfort und Ebernburg. Originaleinband, auf dem Vorderdeckel mit einer Eisenbahnerallegorie, der Hinterdeckel mit vier Tunnelansichten der Pfälzer Bahn.Text mit der Beschreibung der einzelnen Ansichten.

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        SHINMIN GUNDAN: INTRIGUING STORIES OF THE QING MILITARY. [A Chinese Novel Translated into Japanese] Pinyin: QING WEI JIN CAN MING JUN TAN.

      A LOVELY WOODCUT ILLUSTRATED CHINESE NOVEL [Japan n.p. 1854, - n.p]. Stitched brown paper covered wrs.,very good, bit of rubbing to front covers a few old wormholes, solid, contents very bright, sharp images, 5 vol. setcomplete, 18+21+22+21+21+ double leaves, 108 pages in all. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        TRAVELS In BOLIVIA; with a Tour Across the Pampas to Buenos Ayres, &c. In Two Volumes

      London: Hurst and Blacket, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 1854. 1st edition (Sabin 19111). Modern green half-morocco Morrell bindings, with marbled boards & eps. TEG. Bindings - Fine. Text block - VG+ (occasional spot of foxing/publisher catalogue in Vol I with paper repair to one leaf).. [2], 315, [3], 23, [1]; [2], 328, 8 pp. Publisher catalogue concludes each volume. Fairly rare work on the subject, with ABPC / AmEx showing just 3 copies to auction since 1978, the last in 2009.

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        The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Edited by Peter Cunningham, F.S.A. In four volumes.

      John Murray 1854 - additional engraved title-page in each vol., vol. i also with an engraved frontispiece, pp. xii, 468; [vi], 487; [iv], 447; [iv], 450, 8vo, contemporary red pebble-grain morocco prize binding from Trinity College, Cambridge, boards with the college arms blocked in gilt, spines lettered in gilt direct with the arms at head and foot, prize label to front pastedown, along with other ownership labels to endpapers (see below), edges gilt, the merest touch of rubbing and a few minor marks, very good. Awarded as a prize at Trinity College Cambridge in 1858 to Henry Thornton Forster, First Class in the Examination of Freshmen. Thornton Forster (1838-1865) died young and his siblings inherited his books; vol. i contains the label 'L.M. Forster e lib H.T.F.' (i.e. Laura Mary Forster, 1839-1924) while the other three have 'E.M. Forster e lib H.T.F.' (i.e. Edward Morgan Llewellyn Forster, 1847-1880). The set was then inherited by E.M.L. Forster's son, the novelist E.M. Forster (1879-1970), whose booklabel also appears on each front pastedown. E. M. Forster was actually meant to be named in honour of his late uncle, and at his birth was registered as 'Henry Morgan', but his father's absent-minded answer of his own name at a crucial moment meant the novelist was baptised 'Edward Morgan' instead. Forster read Goldsmith closely, and in an essay 'The Novelists of the Eighteenth Century and Their Influence on Those of the Nineteenth', published in 'The Creator as Critic', 2008), Forster describes him as a strong influence on his generation of writers: 'It was Fielding and Smollett who exercised the greatest influence on the last generation, and it is Sterne and Goldsmith who have been powerful over this' (p. 160). He says of The Vicar of Wakefield that 'it is so delicate and lovely that even to call it humorous seems coarse, and the slightest attempt at description or analysis robs it of its nameless charm' (p. 156).

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        FRIEDRICH DER GROSSE (1712 - 1786). - Reisen. "Friedrich Der Grosse Auf Reisen".

      - Kupferstich von G. Eilers nach Ad.v. Menzel, i.d. Platte dat. 1854, 36,5 x 54,5 cm. Bötticher, Menzel 21; Thieme-Becker Bd. X, S. 419, G. Eilers. - "Friedrich besichtigt nach beendetem Krieg die Wiederaufbauarbeiten einer zerstörten Ortschaft und nimmt die Huldigungen der Bürgerschaft entgegen. Der König in Begleitung des Generalleutnants Freiherr von Lentulus. Rechts . der Geheime Rat von Brenckenhoff mit Plänen" (NNG, 19.Jh., 1976, S. 272). Drittes der acht sog. "Friedrichbilder" Menzels, die 1853/54 entstanden. - Auf festem Karton. Unten knapp an die Schrift geschnitten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A collection of 63 original watercolours, titled in manuscript: Mammiferes. 63 Dessins représentant les principaux individus de la race Mammalogique. Dessins de Mr. Werner, Dessinateur du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle. Paysages de Mr. Alexandre de Bar. Paris, L Curmer. 1854.

      1854 - Folio (378 x 265 mm), with calligraphic title in pen as above and 63 paintings, watercolours, gouache, and pencil on paper, each signed by the artists in pencil, most titled and with notes on the scale of the drawings; in fine condition, bound in contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, top edge gilt, engraved bookplate of Grandidier. £35,000A fine series of original paintings for Paul Gervais' Les Trois Règnes de la Nature: Règne Animal. Histoire naturelle des mammifères (Paris, 1854-55). This album includes the original paintings for all 56 plates in the work, and a further 7 paintings that were not used. The animals were all painted by Werner, and the uncoloured backgrounds, in finely shaded pencil, were executed by Alexandre de Bar.Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856) was a natural history artist and comparative anatomist for the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, where he contributed some 350 paintings of animals on vellum for the famous Collection des vélins between the years 1826 and 1856. The Collection, initiated in 1631, contained work by the finest natural history artists in France, including Nicolas Robert and Pierre-Joseph Redouté.Werner provided illustrations for the publication of Dumont d'Urville's expeditions to Australia and the South Pacific, and also worked with Cuvier, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Henri Ducrotay de Blainville. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire named a species of monkey after him.The animals depicted include many recently discovered on the voyages of Dumont d'Urville and others. On plate 40 there is a note by Werner to the colourist Alfred Joseph Annedouche: 'faire l'animal plus forcé'. The published plates were engraved on steel, and the animals alone were hand-coloured, leaving the backgrounds plain as here.Provenance: engraved bookplate of Alfred Grandidier (1836-1921), French naturalist and explorer, and author of the monumental 40-volume survey of Madagascar, L'Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar (1875-1937)

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        Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden Ären 1851-1853, Under Befäl Af C.A.Virgin.

      Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier, [1854-55]. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vi, [1 leaf], 250; v, [1 leaf], 224, [2]. 3 partly coloured lithographed maps (2 double-page, 1 folding), 18 coloured & 2 uncoloured lithographed plates, 6 wood-engraved plates, & numerous wood-engraved text illus. complete with the two leaves containing the directions to the binder, which are frequently wanting. contemporary half roan (marginal tear in 1 map repaired). First Edition of the first official account of the first Swedish circumnavigation, Captain C.A.Virgin's voyage of 1851-53 in the Eugenie. Baron Skogman served as astronomer on the voyage. Among other places, the expedition called at Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, the Strait of Magellan, Chile, Peru, Panama, the Galapagos, Honolulu, San Francisco, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Sydney and Port Jackson, Canton, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Mauritius, and the Cape of Good Hope. Most of the charming chromolithographs (printed in Germany) depict native costume; several are of Hawaiian subjects, two Brazilian, and one shows the Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Borba de Moraes II pp. 815-816 (calling for 24 coloured plates). Hill II p. 573. Kroepelien 1196. Mendelssohn IV p. 221. Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fregatten Eugenies resa omkring jorden aren 1851?1853, under befal af C.A. Virgin

      Stockholm, Isaac Marcus, 1854-55. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, vi, 250; vi, 224, (2) pp. With 20 lithographed plates (of which 18 are colored), 6 woodcut plates and 3 folding colored maps. Modern half green morocco, black cloth boards, a very good copy. First edition of the official account of the first Swedish circumnavigation of the globe, from 1851 to 1853. The expedition went to South America, Panama, California, Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, Hong Kong, Canton, the Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius, and the Cape of Good Hope. The beautiful colored plates are engraved after the author?s drawings. ?The most important work to treat the first Swedish circumnavigation of the globe... Skogman, the astronomer on the voyage, was ordered to write this official account of the trip, of which only 30 pages have appeared in English... the ship?s naturalist, N.J. Andersson, was the first Darwinian botanist in Sweden.? (Reese, cat. 214 #180). Du Rietz, Bibliotecha Polynesia, 1196. Borba Moraes II, 265. Forbes, Hawaii, 2051. Hill p.573.

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        Les Courses de Taureaux expliquées, Manuel tauromachique à l' usage des amateurs de courses, --- . Illustré de lithographies --- . 1ère Edition.

      Paris, Dentu, [ Bayonne, Impr. Lamaignère ]. 1854 - In-8 br., IX- (1)- 140- 148 pp., couv. chamois impr. Quatre lithographies hors- texte à fond teinté. Ed. originale paraîssant simultanément à Paris et à Bayonne, même imprimeur, collation identique ; Fonds taurin de la Bibliothèque de Toulouse, 592/593. Ouvrage, comme le précise l' auteur, "aussi complet que possible". Couv. fanée, fentes au dos, qq. rares rouss., f. de faux- titre un peu froissé, mériterait une petite reliure. Signature autographe de l' auteur au verso du faux- titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854.. First American Edition. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Original blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and the beautifully blindstamped initials of the publishers Lindsay and Blakiston on front and rear boards. Excellent condition. Only very minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of "The Reynolds Library" (1884) in Rochester (State of New York) with a giftsignature from Dr. William S. Ely. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this original condition.. William Stokes (1 October 1804 - 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases - A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) - as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne-Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes-Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta - and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874-76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula, constructed, and founded, on the Most Recent Astronomical Observations, verified, and completed from Authentic Military Surveys of the Staff of his Imperial Majesty's Quarter Master General's Department, by Major General Mukhin in the year 1816; by Express Command of Governor General & Aid de Camp Prince Volkonski 2nd. during his Administration of that Country. Is by her Majesty's Permission inscribed by her very Devoted and Faithful Servant Thomas Best Jervis, F.R.S. Major of the Corps of Engineers E.I. Service. The original map was engraved and printed at the Military Topographical Depôt. Attach

      London: [For the Compiler,] 1854 - Large engraved wall-map (1330 × 2300 mm); original wash colour to the sea, small geological map as inset with hand-colour, dissected into 90 panels and mounted on 10 sheets of linen, and numbered . Mounted verso are four sheets of letterpress providing a digest of useful information about the Russian Empire: "A General Account of the Extent of the Russian Empire "; "Organization of the Military and Naval Forces of Russia "; "Miscellaneous useful Information connected with present Seat of War, and the Powers and States engaged therein"; and "Remarks on the proper Pronunciation of Foreign, and Asiatic Words in particular". Housed in the original black morocco-grained skiver slipcase, lettered "Topographical Map of the Crimea 1817" on the "spine", with contemporary green linen chemise lined with marbled paper, manuscript conversion scale miles, kilometres, versts mounted on the front panel. The case a little rubbed, and in the colouring of the sea two different batches of pale green wash seem to have been used, one of which has "gone off" to a light brown, while the other has held its shade, the sheets are more or less half of one half of the other, including one which is positively piebald where both have been used for parts; some browning else, but overall very good. First edition, seemingly an early state, here mounted on ten smaller sheets, rather than the two large sheets as usually encountered, but the positioning of the marbled outer "wraps" with the map text, still suggest this bipartite division. Superbly detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula produced at the outbreak of the war in the region with "the Russian names, title and observations translated or rendered into English by Major Jervis himself, and various useful and important additions also made to the original Russian map" (map text). Subsequently the map was re-issued in various formats, over various imprints - editions were published in Turin, Paris, Brussels - no doubt for Jervis to recoup his costs; and "repurposed", for example in 1856 as a geological map, but is here presented in its original form, as a document of military topographical intelligence. Thomas Best Jervis "was fundamentally a scholar" (Wade, Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence, p.23), born in Ceylon in 1792, he was educated at Addiscombe, and in 1813 was commissioned as ensign and posted to the Bombay Engineers. Between 1820 and 1836 he conducted the Trigonometrical and Topographical Survey of South Konkan; in 1821 attached to the British force sent to the Persian Gulf; 1839-41 Superintending Engineer, Northern Province, Bombay; retired from service 1841, but in 1843 established a lithographic press for the production of maps in India. "Making maps was his passion in 1846 he began to outline his reforms and proposals for military cartography, and he wrote to Lord Aberdeen explaining that the War Office needed someone to improve the geographical information available to expeditionary forces. That someone was, of course, Thomas Best Jervis. The war in the Crimea proved Jervis's point. The commanders had no idea of the territory they were encroaching. The setbacks in the early phase gave Jervis the ideal pretext for an audience with the Secretary of State for War [who] could not be persuaded to form an official corps, but permitted Jervis the task of doing the work himself He went to work with alacrity and created a map of the Crimea The dedication and hard work paid off. On 2 February 1855 Lord Panmure finally made the foundation of an intelligence department official. It was to be called the Topographical and Statistical Department. Jervis was to take command" (p.25) Over time the T & S would become the Directorate of Military Intelligence, later the Defence Intelligence Staff. In this context it is interesting to note that Clausewitz was somewhat dismissive of the abilities of General Mukhin - whose work forms the basis of Jervis's map - as Quartermaster-General, be

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        WILHELM I., Deutscher Kaiser (1797 - 1888), und Auguste, Kaiserin (1811 - 1890). "Jubel-Gedenkblatt zur Feier der silbernen Hochzeit . des Prinzen von Preußen u. . Frau Prinzessin von Preußen, am 11, Juni 1854." Brustbilder nach links bzw. viertelrecht im verzierten Oval des künftigen Kaiserpaares, in Uniform mit Orden bzw. in schulterfreiem Kleid mit Hermelin, darunter die Brustbilder des künftigen Kaisers Friedrich III. und seiner Schwester Luise, spätere Großherzogin von Baden, mittig eine Germania als "National-Dank", stehend auf einem besiegten Drachen vor einer Gesamtansicht von Koblenz, darunter Ansichten von Weimar, Potsdam und Berlin, dazu sechs Teilansichten, unten Wappen und Inschrift.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von F.G. Nordmann bei J. Hesse, Berlin, dat. 1854, 47,5 x 37,5 cm. Wegen der Kinderlosigkeit König Friedrich Wilhelms IV. war sein Bruder Wilhelm der natürliche Nachfolger. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Schloß Babelsberg; Palais des Prinzen von Preußen, davor das Denkmal Friedrichs d.Gr.; Denkmal aus Baden zu Babelsberg; Triumpfs-Bogen zu Potsdam; Königliches Schloß in Berlin; Neues Palais in Berlin. - Breitrandig.

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        To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,

      London: [For the Compiler,], 1854. constructed, and founded, on the Most Recent Astronomical Observations, verified, and completed from Authentic Military Surveys of the Staff of his Imperial Majesty's Quarter Master General's Department, by Major General Mukhin in the year 1816; by Express Command of Governor General & Aid de Camp Prince Volkonski 2nd. during his Administration of that Country. Is by her Majesty's Permission inscribed by her very Devoted and Faithful Servant Thomas Best Jervis, F.R.S. Major of the Corps of Engineers E.I. Service. The original map was engraved and printed at the Military Topographical Depôt. Attached to the État-Major or Staff of his Imperial Majesty in the year 1817 … [text in English and Russian]. Large engraved wall-map (1330 × 2300 mm); original wash colour to the sea, small geological map as inset with hand-colour, dissected into 90 panels and mounted on 10 sheets of linen, and numbered . Mounted verso are four sheets of letterpress providing a digest of useful information about the Russian Empire: "A General Account of the Extent of the Russian Empire …"; "Organization of the Military and Naval Forces of Russia …"; "Miscellaneous useful Information connected with present Seat of War, and the Powers and States engaged therein"; and "Remarks on the proper Pronunciation of Foreign, and Asiatic Words in particular". Housed in the original black morocco-grained skiver slipcase, lettered "Topographical Map of the Crimea 1817" on the "spine", with contemporary green linen chemise lined with marbled paper, manuscript conversion scale miles, kilometres, versts mounted on the front panel. The case a little rubbed, and in the colouring of the sea two different batches of pale green wash seem to have been used, one of which has "gone off" to a light brown, while the other has held its shade, the sheets are more or less half of one half of the other, including one which is positively piebald where both have been used for parts; some browning else, but overall very good. First edition, seemingly an early state, here mounted on ten smaller sheets, rather than the two large sheets as usually encountered, but the positioning of the marbled outer "wraps" with the map text, still suggest this bipartite division. Superbly detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula produced at the outbreak of the war in the region with "the Russian names, title and observations … translated or rendered into English by Major Jervis himself, and various useful and important additions also made to the original Russian map" (map text). Subsequently the map was re-issued in various formats, over various imprints - editions were published in Turin, Paris, Brussels - no doubt for Jervis to recoup his costs; and "repurposed", for example in 1856 as a geological map, but is here presented in its original form, as a document of military topographical intelligence. Thomas Best Jervis "was fundamentally a scholar" (Wade, Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence, p.23), born in Ceylon in 1792, he was educated at Addiscombe, and in 1813 was commissioned as ensign and posted to the Bombay Engineers. Between 1820 and 1836 he conducted the Trigonometrical and Topographical Survey of South Konkan; in 1821 attached to the British force sent to the Persian Gulf; 1839-41 Superintending Engineer, Northern Province, Bombay; retired from service 1841, but in 1843 established a lithographic press for the production of maps in India. "Making maps was his passion … in 1846 he began to outline his reforms and proposals for military cartography, and he wrote to Lord Aberdeen explaining that the War Office needed someone to improve the geographical information available to expeditionary forces. That someone was, of course, Thomas Best Jervis. The war in the Crimea proved Jervis's point. The commanders had no idea of the territory they were encroaching. The setbacks in the early phase gave Jervis the ideal pretext for an audience with the Secretary of State for War [who] could not be persuaded to form an official corps, but permitted Jervis the task of doing the work himself … He went to work with alacrity and created a map of the Crimea … The dedication and hard work paid off. On 2 February 1855 … Lord Panmure finally made the foundation of an intelligence department official. It was to be called the Topographical and Statistical Department. Jervis was to take command" (p.25) Over time the T & S would become the Directorate of Military Intelligence, later the Defence Intelligence Staff. In this context it is interesting to note that Clausewitz was somewhat dismissive of the abilities of General Mukhin - whose work forms the basis of Jervis's map - as Quartermaster-General, because he "was appointed to his post just because he was well-known as a skilled specialist in the arts of topography and map sketching" (quoted in Schimmelpenninck van der Oye & Menning, Reforming the Tsar's Army, p.296).

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        Les trois règnes de la nature Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle - Histoire d

      Paris: L. Curmer, 1854. Fine. L. Curmer, Paris 1854, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition adorned with 41 boards inset with 15 beautifully enhanced with watercolor and many illustrations in the text. Binding of the editor in full black cardboard, flat spine decorated with tracery and a golden deer decor, caps slightly rubbed, first dish adorned with a large polychrome plate and golden floral inspiration, coaching a game nets and cold garlands on the dishes, gilded portrait of Guy de La Brosse botanist on the second dish, guards and contreplats dirty yellow paper, all edges gilt, romantic binding. Some small marginal foxing mainly affecting engravings. Original in a beautiful romantic cartonnage of the publisher. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 41 planches hors-texte dont 15 superbement rehaussées à l'aquarelle ainsi que de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage noir, dos lisse orné d'entrelacs et d'un décor sylvestre dorés, coiffes légèrement frottées, premier plat ornementé d'une grande plaque polychrome et dorée d'inspiration florale, encadrement d'un jeu de filets et de guirlandes à froid sur les plats, portrait doré du botaniste Guy de La Brosse sur le second plat, gardes et contreplats de papier jaune salies, toutes tranches dorées, reliure romantique. Quelques petites rousseurs marginales affectant principalement les gravures. Exemplaire établi dans un magnifique cartonnage romantique de l'éditeur.  

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854.. First American Edition. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy !. William Stokes (1 October 1804 - 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases - A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) - as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne-Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes-Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta - and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874-76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        Un dernier mot sur la Vénus de Milo EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Bureau de la Revue contemporaine, 1854. Fine. Bureau de la Revue contemporaine, Paris 1854, 16x25,5cm, relié. - First Edition printed small number of this reprinted from contemporary review. Binding to bradel half percaline sand, smooth spine with handwritten label with the name of the author and the title of the book, boards handmade paper, cover preserved, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Alfred de Vigny. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre de ce tiré à part de la Revue contemporaine. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sable, dos lisse avec étiquette manuscrite comportant le nom de l'auteur et le titre de l'ouvrage, plats de papier à la cuve, couverture conservée, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Alfred de Vigny.

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        Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Camel.

      [London], Dean & Co., [1854].. Large 8vo. (16) pp. (including original illustrated wrappers; 6 leaves printed on one side only). With 8 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations and a woodcut tailpiece. Sewn.. Children's book about the various types of camels, their habits and uses, issued within the series of "Grandmamma Easy's new pictorial colored toy books". Includes pictures of a Bedouin camp, a desert caravan, the Holy Camel bearing the Qur'an on the pilgrimage to Mecca, a camel fight, and a two-humped camel exhibited on the streets of London. - Sewn with large stitches; tear to front cover mended by stiching; slight edge defects. Rare. - OCLC 16800959.

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