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        PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA HABANA. DECIMA CORRIDA DEL PRIMER ABONO, PARA EL DOMINGO 16 DE JULIO DE 1854, A LAS 5 DE LA TARDE [caption title]

      Havana, 1854. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling, minor separation at some folds. A few contemporary notations. Very good. Cuban broadside advertising a bullfight featuring matador Don Manuel Rodriguez Lanza and the "8 toros de muerte." The top of the sheet features a woodcut of a matador holding his cape out to a bull. The first swordsman for the fight is Manuel Diaz Lavi, with two alternates listed. The names of the Banderilleros and Picadores for the fight are also listed. Bullfighting was a popular entertainment in Cuba during the Spanish colonial period, though it was done away with after Cuban independence at the beginning of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Heidelberg. - Wirtshausszene. - "Deutsches Bier mit französischem Tanz".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Farblithografie, 1854. Von Eugene Guerard. 37,7 x 45,4 cm (Darstellung) / 48,4 x 63,0 cm (Blatt). Typografisch mehrsprachig betitelt und mit den Künstler- und Verlagsangaben versehen "Deutsches Bier mit französischem Tanz Heidelberg, Composé et lith. par E. Guerard, Imp. de Jacomme et Meslay G1 Paris, Berlin Verlag von Goupil". Aus der Folge "Les Touristes". Im Stein signiert und datiert. Mit dem Pariser Verlagstrockenstempel. - Sehr dekorative, großformatige und lebendige Genredarstellung eines Heidelberger Wirtshausgartens. Künstlerisch sehr ansprechende Arbeit über beiger Tonplatte, deren dekorativer Wert auch auf die authentische und detailierte Kostümierung zurückgeht. - Im Ganzen gut erhaltenes Blatt. Eugene Guerard (1821 Nancy - 1866 ebd.). Französischer Maler und Lithograf. Schüler von Paul Delaroche in Paris. War hauptsächlich als Lithograph für das Haus Goupil in Paris tätig. Gilt als bemerkenswerter Maler aus der Frühzeit des Impressionismus. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NEBRASKA AND KANSAS REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS EMIGRANT AID CO WITH THE ACT OF INCORPORATION AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

      Published For The Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Co., 1854., 1854. First edition. 12mo. Original sewn, printed wrappers, 32 pp. Wagner/Camp 243a says "The Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company was established to instigate and encourage the settlement of Kansas and Nebraska by those who opposed the spread of slavery into the newly established territories. This pamphlet contains a copy of the charter of the company and excerpts from letters and diaries of Dr. Charles Robinson, a California forty-niner who returned to become the first state governor of Kansas." Graff 2702 says "Contains a series of letters by Dr. Charles Robinson of Fitchburg originally printed in the Worcester Spy. These letters include excerpts from his diary kept on his trip through Kansas in 1849 and comprise a day by day account of an overland trip across Kansas in 1849." Light wear to the last page, internally clean with a light vertical crease from having been folded at one time, else very good copy of a very scarce item.

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        No. 3. VIEW OF HONOLULU. FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

      [San Francisco], 1854. Expertly backed with modern wove paper. A few repaired edge tears. Very minor dust-soiling to the margins. Central image untouched. Overall, a striking example of a rare view of Honolulu. A superb early view of Honolulu, by the leading San Francisco lithographers of the time. The view looks towards Kaka'ako, with sixteen smaller vignettes of residential homes and businesses bordering the central image, including: (clockwise from top left) Dentist, MacFarlane Hotel, National Hotel & Billiard Saloon, French Hotel, F. Spencer, Lafrenz & Fisher Cabinet Makers, Tailoring by Chas. Nicholson, Stuart & Rahe Cabinetmakers and Turners, Dr. Lathrop Drug Store, Hudsons Bay Company, Globe Hotel, Chas. Vincent, Reynolds, French Store, Ruggles and H Hackfeld & Co. "A Honolulu newspaper, noting the availability of Paul Emmert's series of six views of the city, asserted that the artist had been 'engaged in actual labor' for a period of 'three months, with two assistants.' Although this multi-sheet lithograph was a panorama and thus involved the delineation of only those buildings that could be seen from a ground-level viewpoint, it did include numerous vignettes of important structures" - Reps (p.46). Paul Emmert (1826-67) was a Swiss-born artist who immigrated to New York at age nineteen, then almost immediately headed west to California during the gold rush. In 1853 he moved to Hawaii to open a print shop, where he would eventually make prints of his own local drawings. This print, however, was made by the leading San Francisco lithographers, Britton and Rey. The present work was part of a six-sheet panorama of Honolulu; the complete set is all but impossible to find or assemble (OCLC indicates only one institutional holding of a complete set, the Mellon at Yale). Any number in this series is incredibly rare and desirable.

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1854 - Two volumes in the original green cloth, spines gilt. Folding tinted lithograph frontispiece in each volume, plus 14 additional tinted lithograph plates, many uncolored engraved plates, woodcut illustrations throughout, and one folding map. Both volumes with light edgewear, map has a professionally repaired tear, minor dampstain to upper outer corner of a small section of volume I (affecting margin only). Overall an unusually attractive and well preserved set, with the ownership signature of Mexican politician, diplomat, and writer Joaquin Maria del Castillo y Lanzas (1801-1878). Jenkins (Basic Texas Books) describes this as "the most scholarly and scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era," as well as "one of the best American travel books ever written." Bartlett provides a day to day account of the movements of the boundary survey party (scientists, artists, teamsters, surveyors, and a military escort) as they traveled from Indianola, Texas to San Antonio, Fredericksburg, El Paso, San Diego, and back to Corpus Christi. The expedition "was valuable for contributions regarding mines, minerals, and geology in general, and vastly advanced knowledge of the natural history, ethnology, meteorology, and topography of the areas traversed" (Jenkins p. 31). Many early emigrants to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona used Bartlett's account as a guidebook on their trek west. Farquhar 17; Wagner-Camp 234; Graff 198; Howes B-201; Sabin 3746. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        APHEILA And Other Poems

      Charles Scribner, New York 1854 - Very Good in boards. Minimal wear. FFEP has been neatly torn out. Extremely scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California Journal of the Expedition of E.F. Beale, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853.

      Lippincott, Grambo, and Co, Philadelphia, PA 1854 - green cloth w/lite wear at spine/tips (original covers); In 1853 Beale and Heap voyaged westward from Westport, Missouri into the American frontier under a Congressional mandate to select lands suitable for Indian reservations, eventually reaching Los Angeles. Following a route through New Mexico and Utah that had been proposed as a railroad right-of-way from the Mississippi Valley to California, their narrative contains picturesque descriptions of many previously unexplored areas. Includes the account of Rev. James W. Brier, a pioneer emigrant who crossed Death Valley in 1849, which is the earliest published account of Death Valley. Bibliographer Wright Howes notes that the large folding map was not inserted in all copies and this one is sans map. pages are nice and bright; in mylar protective wraps Size: 8 Vo; 1 Pound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES Publiées d'après son ordre sous la direction de J.-A. Barral.

      Paris/Leipzig, Gide et Baudry/Weigel, 1854-1862. In-8 p. (mm. 207 x 125), 17 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa ediz. contiene: ?"Notices biographiques?" (3 voll.) - ?"Notices scientifiques?" (5 voll.) - ?"Voyages scientifiques?" - ?"Mémoires scientifiques?" (2 voll.) - ?"Mélanges?" - ?"Astronomie populaire?" (4 voll., con 363 figg. nel t. e 24 tavv. f.t., alc. a doppia pag.) - ?"Tables". L'ultimo vol., oltre all'Indice, contiene "Notices chronologique sur les oeuvres d'Arago", con bel ritratto litografato dell'A. "Edizione originale delle opere complete" del celebre astronomo, fisico e uomo politico francese (1786-1853). Cfr. Brunet,I,372 - Graesse,I,175: "Les "Notices scientifiques" donnent les notions les plus complètes sur le tonnerre, l'electricité, le magnétisme terrestre, les aurores boréales, les machines à vapeur, les comètes, les puits forés, la météorologie - Les "Mémoires scientifiques": presque tous inédits sur la constitution physique du soleil, les planètes, la photométrie, la polarisation et la vitesse de la lumière". Con fiorit. interc. nel t., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, etc., and of a Cruise in the Black Sea, with the Capitan Pasha

      Published by Saunders and Otley, London, 1854. NEW EDITION. Overall condition: Good. Pages - light foxing, very well preserved. Cover - light tears. First edition printed in 1833. Sir Adolphus Slade CB (1804 ?" 13 November 1877) was a British admiral who became an admiral in the Ottoman Navy. Capt. Slade Admiral in the Turkish fleet (Muchaver Pacha).

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        [SEVENTEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE TO ALEXANDRE-FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE VIVIEN]

      Paris & Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Touraine, 1854. Seventeen autograph letters, signed by Alexis de Tocqueville, on octavo-sized stationery. One letter inscribed on stationery with Ministère des Affaires Etrangères letterhead; two letters postmarked on integral address leaves. In near fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. An important, newly-discovered collection of correspondence from the author of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA to the French political figure, Auguste Vivien. Alexandre- François Auguste Vivien (1799-1854) was a prominent magistrate and government minister who served with Tocqueville in the Chamber of Deputies during the July Monarchy, and in the Constituent Assembly during the 1848 Revolution. Like Tocqueville, Vivien wrote extensively on social issues and policy, authoring some of the earliest and most significant 19th-century works on public administration, predating Lorenz von Stein's work on the subject by several years and Woodrow Wilson's by decades. After 1848, both Vivien and Tocqueville found themselves on the wrong side of Louis Napoléon and were forced into retirement following his coup d'état in December 1851. Both spent their last years writing. Vivien died in 1854 and Tocqueville five years later. The present series of letters from Tocqueville to Vivien encompasses what was likely the entire span of their acquaintance, from April 1839, a month after Tocqueville was elected to the Chamber of Deputies (where Vivien had been serving since 1833), to April 1854, two months before Vivien's death. The correspondence begins with Tocqueville's acknowledgement of mutual acquaintances and an invitation to dinner. The second, sent September 1853, discusses Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville's friend and travel companion on his famous trip to America in 1831. Beaumont would be elected to the Chamber of Deputies in December of that year, by which time a long- lasting rift had begun between the two over political alliances. In 1840, Tocqueville sends Vivien a copy of the second part of DE LA DÉMOCRATIE EN AMÉRIQUE, which had just been published. At this point Vivien was a government minister in a post roughly equivalent to attorney general. Several undated letters follow, evidently during the early and mid-1840s, and contain invitations to Tocqueville's home and brief discussions of books and articles. The final two undated letters and five letters from 1853 and 1854 find Tocqueville entering into deeper conversations on politics and, ultimately, close personal matters. In the undated letters he comments on the "affaire Lesseps," in which Ferdinand de Lesseps was recalled by the French government from his negotiations with Rome and Holy See in 1849, ending his diplomatic career. In the last portion of his correspondence, composed after his and Vivien's departure from government and the establishment of the Second Empire, Tocqueville frequently expresses his aversion to the new French state, hoping to see it replaced by a non- despotic monarchy. In a letter from Paris dated March 14, 1853, Tocqueville describes his sense of powerlessness and discouragement in his forced retirement, comparing his own situation to that of France: "La France toute entière est pour nous en ce moment, comme une grande prison, où l'oisivetée forcée, l'absence forcée, l'absence d'émotions, de nouvelle, de bruit même, le silence universel abattent l'esprit." On Oct. 18 of that year, he writes that the more respected members of the contemporary French literary world were "very hostile" to the new government, holding that "among men of talent" he hardly knew of anyone but Sainte-Beuve and Mérimée who had dared to "take the livery of the new power." He goes on in the final letters to discuss other prominent figures, including Beaumont, with whom he had reconciled in 1848; his work on L'ANCIÉN RÉGIME ET LA RÉVOLUTION (which would be published in 1856); and his "vie de Bénédictine" at Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire in Touraine, where he stayed from June 1853 to the summer of the following year. The collection presents a remarkable opportunity to explore Tocqueville's personal thoughts on the drastically changing political landscape of France during the course of his own political career, as communicated in an increasingly intimate series of letters to Vivien, a colleague and friend whose final years closely paralleled Tocqueville's own. Any Tocqueville manuscript material is very rare in the market.

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        Esplorazione delle Regioni Equatoriali lungo il Napo ed il fiume delle Amazzoni. Frammento di un viaggio fatto nelle due Americhe negli anni 1846-47-48

      presso i Fratelli Centenari e Comp., Milano 1854 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro impresso al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Raro. 8vo (cm. 26), ritratto in antiporta, 344 pp. con una carta geografica più volte rip. e 15. tavv. litografiche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Minerals

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots to outer margins (outside image area), light toning to upper and lower right edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), short edge tear well outside image. Very good bright condition. An interesting view of the Mining display, highlighting the architecture of the Crystal Palace which was the venue for the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The displays included "specimens of lead ore exhibited by the Arkansas Mining Company." .

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        France No.4

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Light scattered foxing to lower margin and lower right corner, single fix mark to upper left corner (just outside image), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. A beautiful view of the interior architecture of the Crystal Palace and of a section of the French exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. At the left is the display of bronze manufactures of Le Rolle Freres; at right what appears to be a ceramic display by Ed. Honore, at the centre a display of silver by C. Christopher. .

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        "Octagonal Room"

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint spots to lower left margin (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. Attractive view of the "Octagonal Room" showcasing art from the German States inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from May 1 to October 15 1851. This lithograph, printed in rich colors, was published as one of the folio plates for "Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts." The accompanying text states: "There was perhaps no portion of the Foreign Department of the Great Exhibition which received a greater number of separate visits of inspection from each individual composing the many thousands of persons who daily crowded the crystal avenues, than that octangular space in which were so tastefully displayed the best productions of art which the German States composing the Zollverein could assemble together." .

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        Zollverein

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. An attractive view by Joseph Nash of the "Zollverein" exhibition showcasing German art, inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. "The Zollverein, or 'Great Customs' Union,' is the most extensive of the three commercial groups into which Germany may be divided." Although the dominant feature of this image is the sculpture of the Amazon by Professor A. Kiss of Berlin, other interesting items include: "a Globe [ by M. Kummer] in relief, 4 feet in diameter, on a pedestal. It was constructed of papier-mache; and in the execution regard was not only paid to the summits of the mountains, but to all highlands, rives, and towns..."In the gallery was placed an Organ, by Messsrs. Schulze." .

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        Russia

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with added hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint foxing spots to outer margins (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A pleasing view, showing off the architecture of the hall as well as a portion of the "Russia" exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. According to the text, the main attraction of the Russian exhibition was in the Russian Malachite: "The manufacture of the Malachite doors, which form so prominent a feature in the accompanying plate, is said to have occupied thirty men working day and night for a whole year." .

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        Sweden & Denmark

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots, light toning to left and lower edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A richly colored view of the Sweden & Norway exhibition and the Denmark exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The text states: "When first the contributions from these countries were talked of, we confess to having confined our expectations to seeing tons of iron and steel, suggested by the name of Sweden, and bushels of wheat and other agricultural produce from Norway. There were of course many specimens of both...but articles to attract the fancy and please the eye were by no means wanting, and the jurors thought fit to reward with a prize medal a collection of wooden vessles for vaious domestic purposes, ornamented with carfvings done by the native peasantry." The Swedish exhibit includes a framed display of botanical art. .

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

      New York: George C. Holbrook, 1854.. 56pp. Gathered signatures, stitched, lacking wrappers. Some soiling, rumpling to the edges, a few tears to the last leaf. Very good. A later edition, after the original Worcester edition of 1849 and several interim printings. Thomas H. Jones was born a slave near Wilmington, N.C. on the John Hawes plantation. He left North Carolina in 1849 for Massachusetts, having sent most of his children and his wife ahead. He became involved in the anti-slavery movement, and in 1851 he fled slave catchers, settling in St. John, Newfoundland. Jones returned to Massachusetts in 1853. He wrote this narrative to raise money to purchase a son still living in North Carolina. The second part of the pamphlet contains an account of Wild Tom, a fugitive slave from South Carolina, excerpted from the anti-slavery novel THE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth. Illustrated with two wood engravings on the same leaf. Neither Sabin nor Howes was aware of this 1854 New York printing. A scarce double slave narrative, with only seven copies in OCLC. HOWES J243. SABIN 36611. OCLC 191227301.

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        Liber Amicorum. Le livre de l' amitié. Buch der Freundschaft.

      s. d. 1854 - 1859 - 22 x 31,5 cm, 98 p./S., dont environ une soixante avec des inscriptions, dessins, partiellement coloriés, texte tant bien en francais qu' en allemand, contient 5 lithographies de Montmirail, à savoir une, en couleurs, de Jacottet d' après Jenser au format de 10 x 16,8 cm ainsi que 4 de Baumann au format de 6,5 x 10 cm, Tranches dorées. Belle reliure en cuir, le dos comporte une décoration dorée. Montmirail au nord de Neuchâtel fut un internat reputé de jeunes filles. Ce livre de l'amitié continue jusqu'en 1859. La dernière inscription date en Strasbourg. Etwa 60 S. mit Wiedergabe von Gedichten, Sinnsprüchen etc., teilweise farbige Zeichungen, Text auf französisch und deutsch, 5 Lithografien, davon 1 in Farbe, Jacottet nach Jenser, im Format 10 x 16,8 cm sowie 4 von Baumann zu 6,5 x 10 cm, Schnitt vergoldet, Ledereinband mit geometrischen Mustern, Rücken mit vergoldeten Formen. Eraflures. Kratzspuren. Ränder berieben, untere stark berieben. Ecken bestossen. Montmirail, nördlich von Neuenburg, war im 19. Jhdt, ein angesehenes Internat für junge Mädchen. Das Buch der Freundschaft wurde mit einigen Eintragungen bis 1859 fortgeführt. (Strassburg 1859.)

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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 chagrin marron, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées orné de fleurons et pointillés dorés, plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Quelques piqûres, essentiellement en marges de certains feuillets, comme habituellement (cf Clouzot). Provenance : de la bibliothèque Michel Bolloré avec son ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Rare et agréable exemplaire établi en reliure du temps.  

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. By Edward Gibbon, Esq.

      Bohn London -1855. Six Volume set extended to seven 1854 - Octavo, frontispiece to volume one, the additional seventh volume containing additions not available previously. An extremely attractive set, contemporarily bound in half black morocco, the spines with raised bands, bright rich gilt in compartments, and two red leather lettering pieces. Very minor rubbing some extremeties, the marbled sides rubbed, but overall beautifully bound and in Very Good condition indeed, all joints and hinges sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF E.F. BEALE...IN 1853

      Philadelphia, 1854. Half title. Original cloth, stamped in blind. Cloth faded, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Map neatly backed by lightweight linen. Small tear in lower edge of front free endpaper. An occasional light fox mark, but quite clean internally. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. This copy bears the ownership signature of John Russell Bartlett on the titlepage. Bartlett was a bookseller in New York in the 1830s and 1840s, and then was appointed to survey the boundary between the United States and Mexico in the early 1850s. He published his own PERSONAL NARRATIVE..., describing his experiences in the West in 1854, and went on to become Secretary of State of Rhode Island, and produced valuable bibliographies relating to that state and the private library of John Carter Brown. The present copy of Heap's work is odd for having forty- six pages of advertisements at the end, more than the usual complement of thirty-two. E.F. Beale and Gwin Heap were greatly influenced by Senator Benton in their choice of a route across Colorado and Nevada. The party travelled from Westport (Kansas City) southwest on the Santa Fe trail to Bent's Fort, then to the short-lived Fort Massachusetts, the Rio Grande Valley, the Grand River, and then to the Uncompahgre. They returned to Taos for supplies, and then continued southwest via Utah to California. The map, which is present here, was issued with only a few copies. Wheat lauds the map and spends several pages discussing the journey, saying that it has received less attention than it deserves. He notes that it is the earliest published map to show the middle Rocky Mountain region, through what is now southern Colorado, the first to depict several streams and rivers, and the first attempt to chart a route through Death Valley. This book is one of the first detailed examinations of the "Central Route" from Missouri to the Pacific, and a basic piece of Western Americana.

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        MINING & MINERS, AND DIGGERS & PRIGGERS. BY A SHAREHOLDER

      London, 1854. Original lithographed wrappers, brown cloth backstrip. Light dust-soiling, small paper abrasion on front cover. Small ink ownership stamp on first page of text. Very good plus. In red half morocco chemise and slipcase. An extraordinarily rare and amusing British satire on the pitfalls of the California Gold Rush. "The author lampoons gold companies, like the delightful 'Great Doo and Diddle Gold, Silver, Copper, and Brass, Smash, Dash and Crash Company,' and comments on the feverish effect of the word 'gold' on people's imagination. 'Prigger' is defined as a thief. 'Tom Tiddler' can be translated as any place where pickings may be sought or had without effective interference" - Howell. "This satirical piece is based on the experience of the English who invested in California and Australian mines...The company's holdings were located in the 'Moschetto and Torpedo Districts' of California" - Kurutz. The Daniel G. Volkmann, Jr. copy, with his bookplate on the chemise, sold at Dorothy Sloan in 2005 for $7475.

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        Ferman receiving Karl Ludwig Baron Bruck, internuntius at Constantinople, into the Order of Osmanje or Medjidje.

      Constantinople, c. 1854. - Paper document, 550 x 350 mm. With the Sultan's gilt tughra signature. In original white silk envelope with golden cord. Based on the dates of Baron Bruck's service as the Habsburgs' internuntius (ambassador) at Constantinople between 1853 and 1855, the present document can be assumed to have been issued around the year 1854. Bruck's high office and his close personal relationship to Sultan Abdülmecid I (cf. ADB III, 376- 388) would serve to suggest that he was created a member First Class. - Some wrinkling to document; a slight tear to the silk envelope. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA.

      - Paris, Thunot, 1854. Folio (360 x 285mm). With 134 (of 135) engraved or lithographed plates. Recent brown half calf, gilt lettered spine. Apart from one plate (a plate of the Araneïdeas is not present) a complete copy of the zoological atlas of this famous and comprehensive natural history work on Chile. Gay was a French naturalist who on the instigation of Desfontaines and Jussieu departed to Chile to study its flora, fauna and geology during a period of almost 11 years. This monumental work was financed by the Chilian government. "Le plus vaste monument scientifiqe depuis l'oeuvre immortelle de Humboldt ait été publié sur l'Amérique méridionale" (Nouv. Bibl. Gén.). The atlas comprises amongst others 10 plates on mammals, 14 on birds, 9 on herpetology, 17 on fishes, 32 on coleoptera, 7 on lepidoptera; 14 on shells. The excellent plates are by Werner, A.Prevost, P. Oudart, Prêtre, Blanchard, the best natural history French artists of the period. Two issues were published, one with plain plates as the above copy and one with handcoloured plates.Zimmer I, 237; Nissen ZBI, 1488. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shooting in the Himalayas

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. First. Quarter Leather. Good+ to VG. 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. Recased with new gilt leather spine and retaining rest of orig. deco stamped cloth binding. Gilt ibex head on front cover, gilt scene on rear and gilt spine. New endpapers. From the library of hunter/author John Batten, his signature & year acquired in front. A very nice association copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Emil").

      Engelskirchen, 20. X. 1854. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An seine im Vorjahr angetraute Gattin Charlotte, geb. Bredt (1833-1928): "Heute kann ich Dir nur einige Zeilen schicken weil der Dr u Notar auf mich warten, welchen ich versprochen habe, sie in der Gesellschaft zu treffen. Mit Vater habe ich wegen Deiner Rückkehr gesprochen. Wilhelm fährt Dich nach Engelskirchen. Vater meinte ob Ihr vielleicht in dem grünen leichten Wägelchen fahren könntet, besiehe es Dir einmal, ich meine es ginge wo[h]l wenn Ihr nicht zuviel Gepäck im Wagen haben müßt [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Briefkopf der Baumwollspinnerei Ermen & Engels.

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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 Museum d’Histoire naturelle. Paysages de Mr. Alexandre de Bar. Paris, L Curmer. 1854.

      - Folio (378 x 265mm). 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. A 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 'Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar' (1875-1937). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        APELDOORN, DE WINTER Collage van knip- en plakwerk van oude postzegels, voorstellende een huis tussen bomen, in eiken lijst achter glas, 37x52 cm. Op de achterzijde: `Dit is de ouderlijke woning van overgrootvader B.G. de Winter te Apeldoorn, Swolsscheweg 147. Vervaardigt door H. de Winter 1854, oud 74 jaar, 1928'. Aardig voorbeeld van volkskunst.

      

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        The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed under the Authority.

      1854 - First Compilation of New Brunswick Statutes [New Brunswick]. The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed Under the Authority of an Act of the Legislature. Fredericton: J. Simpson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1854-1855. Three volumes. Complete set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Clean tears to first page of Volume I Preface, annotations in early hand to margins of Volume I in some places, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamps to title pages. * Only edition. Volume II: The Public Statutes of New Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1854, Together with Those Unrepealed by the Revised Statutes; Volume III: The Local and Private Statutes of New Brunswick. Settled by the French, New Brunswick was taken by the British in 1759 and incorporated into the colony of Nova Scotia. Its population expanded significantly through an influx of Loyalists after the American Revolution. Its enlarged population and distance from Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, led the colonial administrators to establish New Brunswick as a separate colony in 1784. The first collection of New Brunswick acts, covering the years 1786-1805, was published in 1805. The Revised Statutes was the first compilation. In 1867 New Brunswick was one of the six colonies that became the Canadian Confederation. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:77. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V. G. Audubon, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good+. Publisher's deluxe binding, red morocco, ornately tooled in gilt on boards and spine, a.e.g.; complete set of 3 volumes, large 8vo; pp. viii, 383, plus 50 plates; [4], 334, plus 50 plates; [2] (half-title p., blank), v, [1], 348, [1], plus 55 plates; collates complete, all volumes with a half-title page. Grand total of 155 hand-colored lithograph plates. Corners gently bumped; a few small scuff marks or bumps on boards, and spine of Vol. I; front joints of Vols. II-III starting. Prelims and terminals of all volumes lightly stained (likely from tape), and contemporary owner's inscription on FFEPs; plate 2 lacks tissue guard, tears in few other tissue guards in Vol. I; faint marginal dust-soiling soiling on first few plates in Vol. II; marginal foxing on roughly half the plates in Vol. III. Overall, internally bright and clean. An extremely handsome set. While putting the finishing touches on the octavo edition of his masterpiece, ?"The Birds of America,?" Audubon and his sons began production of ?"The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,?" an elephant folio of 150 lithographs meant to match the lavishness of the ?"Birds.?" Unlike the double-elephant folio ?"Birds,?" the ?"Quadrupeds?" was produced entirely in the United States, making it the "largest single color plate book to be carried to a successful conclusion [in the U.S.] during the 19th century" (Reese). It was created in collaboration with John Bachman, a pastor who had studied quadrupeds since he was a young man and who was recognized as an authority on the subject in the United States. Audubon had promised Bachman "the very best figures of all our quadrupeds that have ever been thought of or expected," and indeed Bachman was impressed with the results. ?"Quadrupeds?" contains the most sumptuous depiction of the mammals of North America produced, and firmly established Audubon as the age's great natural history artist.

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

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

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        Gesamtans., von Posilippo aus.

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

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        Günther und Clemens - offene Briefe (Erster und zweiter Band in einem Buch),

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, k. k. Hofbuchhändler, 1854 - IV + 355 + VI + 482 Seiten nachgebunden, abgegriffen, abgerieben, verschmutzt, fleckig, Etikett am Bucrücken (Aufschrift lautet "Speculative Theologie 1. 2."), Blessur oben am Buchrücken, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, schiefgelesen, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, altersfleckig, mehrere Wasserflecken, leicht muffiger Geruch, Frakturschrift, kein Schutzumschlag, mittlerer zustand "Franz Peter Knoodt (November 6, 1811 – January 27, 1889) was a German Catholic theologian who was a native of Boppard. He studied theology in Bonn und Tübingen, and later worked as a chaplain and teacher in Trier. In 1841-43 he furthered his studies in Vienna, where he was a student of Anton Günther (1783-1863). In 1844 he earned his doctorate of theology at Breslau, and in 1845 became a professor of philosophy at the Catholic faculty of theology at the University of Bonn. Knoodt was an ardent follower of the philosophical teachings of Anton Günther, and several years after Günther`s death, he published the biographical Anton Günther. Eine Biographie (1881, 2 volumes). This work has been praised as an important source of Catholic church history. Another noted work of Knoodt`s was Günther und Clemens; Offene Briefe (Günther and Franz Jakob Clemens; Open Letters). Both publications were placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books) by the Roman Catholic Church." (source: Wikipedia) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 40% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1485,00 EUR. Erster Band: 1853; Zweiter Band: 1854, Zwei von drei Bänden;. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Komponist (1824-1874): Eigenh. Brief mit U.,

      Weimar, 7. II. 1854. - 4°. 2 ¾ S. a. Doppelblatt. - Mit einer Nachschrift (Weimar, 18. II. 1854. 1 ¼ S.) des Philologen, Archäologen und Bibliothekars Gustav Adolf Schöll (1805-1882) zum Brief von Cornelius. Cornelius schreibt an B e t t i n a v o n A r n i m in Berlin, die sich um eine Aufführung seines "Domine salvum fac regem" im Rahmen der Hofkonzerte bemühte und um Kopien der Orchesterstimmen gebeten hatte: "Gnädigste Frau ! // Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Güte und für die vielen Bemühungen, denen Sie sich mir zu Liebe unterziehen. Ich bemühe mich Ihnen anzuzeigen, daß ich die Abschriften nicht besorgen kann ohne im Besitz der Partitur zu sein, welche sich noch in Ihren Händen befindet. Denn mit Ihren letzten Schreiben an Hofrath Schöll ist nur die Partitur des kleinen Domine [unterstrichen] eingetroffen. // Solche Abschriften von Orchesterstimmen müssen übrigens von einem geübten Abschreiber besorgt werden, und ich würde sie nothwendiger Weise in die Hände eines solchen hier übergeben müssen. Es wird dies nur eine Affaire von 15-20 Thaler sein und es wäre in Bezug auf den Stand meiner Kasse besser gewesen sein, wenn der Graf Redern [Generalintendant der Königlichen Schauspiele in Berlin] vielleicht es hätte dahin protegiren (sic!) können, daß die Abschrift auf königliche Kosten stattgefunden hätte, falls ["dieser" gestrichen] der König nach einer Einsicht in die Partitur, oder einem Gutachten über dieselbe eine Aufführung angeordnet hätte. // Sobald aber die Partitur hier ist, soll es am Nöthigen nicht fehlen und ich werde für eine so wichtige Angelegenheit alsbald die Gelder zusammen kriegen. Verzeihen Sie mir also, hochverehrte Freundin, die neue Mühe die ich Ihnen verursache, und sein Sie überzeugt, daß ich, sobald die Partitur eintreffen wird keinen Augenblick verstreichen lassen werde von der so kostbaren Zeit. - Daß Sie B a r g i e l [Woldemar Bargiel, Komponist und Musikpädagoge (1828-1897), zweiter Mann der Mutter von Clara Schumann] die Revision anvertraut haben und er sie übernommen hat, ist von Ihnen beiden gleich liebenswürdig, Ihnen insbesondere werde ich dafür ein DominE [das große "E" soll wohl das große Domine (Orchesterfassung) bedeuten, im Gegensatz zum ober erwähnten "kleinen" nur für Chor] komponieren, welches sich gewaschen hat. // ." J o a c h i m `s Lieder oder Violinkompositionen haben allerdings bei Hofe wenig Anklang gefunden, wenn man bei den Leuten herumhorcht, wenn es Sie aber intressiert, mein Urtheil darüber zu hören, so kann ich Ihnen nur sagen, daß sie meinen ungetheilten Beifall haben. Das Abendläuten und Lindenrauschen ist ganz herrlich, ich war entzückt es von ihm und L i s z t spielen zu hören. Die sogenannte Lausche [?] ist recht schauerlich [hier positiv gemeint], sagt mir aber weniger zu. J o a c h i m wird nur Edles und Schönes zu Tage fördern. // Ich habe diese wenigen Zeilen bei Schöll`s geschrieben, wo ich den Abend zubrachte und will auch der Hofrath die Güte haben Ihnen dieselben zuzusenden. ." - Er schließt mit Grüßen an die Töchter von Bettina und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831): Armgart (1820-1880) und Gisela von Arnim (1827-1889), welche 1849 in Weimar als Verlobte des Germanisten und Kunsthistoriker Herman Grimm den oben erwähnten Joseph Joachim kennengelernt hatte. Daraus entstand eine unglückliche für alle drei Beteiligten schmerzhafte Liebesbeziehung, die erst durch die Heirat Gisela von Arnims mit Grimm (1859) ein Ende fand. - Joseph Joachim einer der bedeutendsten Violinisten seiner Zeit, Dirigent und Komponist (1831-1907) war von 1848-1850 auch Mitglied des Gewandhausorchesters. Gefördert von Mendelssohn ging er nach dessen Tod 1847 zu Franz Liszt nach Weimar. Liszt war von seinem Violinspiel so beeindruckt, dass er, wie in unserem Brief erwähnt, mit ihm zusammen auftrat und ihn zum Komponieren ermutigte. - // - Mit einer NACHSCHRIFT (Weimar, 18. II. 1854. 1 ¼ S.) des Philologen und Archäologen Gustav Adolf Schöll auf dem selben Brief: Schöll entschuldigt sich für Verzögerung und versichert, das

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. First Edition. Two volumes in the original green cloth, spines gilt. Folding tinted lithograph frontispiece in each volume, plus 14 additional tinted lithograph plates, many uncolored engraved plates, woodcut illustrations throughout, and one folding map. Both volumes with light edgewear, map has a professionally repaired tear, minor dampstain to upper outer corner of a small section of volume I (affecting margin only). Overall an unusually attractive and well preserved set, with the ownership signature of Mexican politician, diplomat, and writer Joaquin Maria del Castillo y Lanzas (1801-1878). Jenkins (Basic Texas Books) describes this as "the most scholarly and scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era," as well as "one of the best American travel books ever written." Bartlett provides a day to day account of the movements of the boundary survey party (scientists, artists, teamsters, surveyors, and a military escort) as they traveled from Indianola, Texas to San Antonio, Fredericksburg, El Paso, San Diego, and back to Corpus Christi. The expedition "was valuable for contributions regarding mines, minerals, and geology in general, and vastly advanced knowledge of the natural history, ethnology, meteorology, and topography of the areas traversed" (Jenkins p. 31). Many early emigrants to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona used Bartlett's account as a guidebook on their trek west. Farquhar 17; Wagner-Camp 234; Graff 198; Howes B-201; Sabin 3746.

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia 1854 - (17 1/16 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (3 double-page). Publisher's red half morocco with green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including city plans of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Cf. Phillips 809; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; cf. Rumsey p.240. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Himalayan Journals; or,notes of a naturalist inBengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia mountains etc.

      John Murray, London 1854 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp xxvii, 408; xii, 487. 12 tinted litho plates (including frontispieces) some coloured, one folding. Coloured woodcut, 80 wood engravings in the text. 2 folding maps at end of vol 1. Errata slips to both volumes. 32 page publisher's list dated January 1854to rear of vol 1. Original publisher's cloth, gilt, re-cased retaining original spines (some damage and loss). New endpapers. Spines faded and with some uneven fading to rear boards. A fresh, tight copy, professionally restored and uncut. Half titles retained. Nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theorie der Augenspiegel aus den elementaren Grundsätzen der Optik entwickelt.

      - Wien, Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1854, 8°, 60 pp., 3 lithograph. Falttafeln, Leinenband der Zeit; feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe - Seltener "Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrif der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte zu Wien, März- und April-Heft 1854." - - "Stellwag hat die Idee von Rekoss wieder aufgegriffen. Der Konkavspiegel ist im Zentrum duchbohrt und mit dem Griff durch ein "Nussgelenk" verbunden. Die Schweibe ist an einem Parallelarm montiert und fasst fünf Konkav und 3 Konvexlinsen." Adolf Schett, Der Augenspiegel (186), p.104 - Karl Stellwag von Carion (1823-1904) war bis 1851 erster Sekundararzt der Augenabteilung im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus Wien. Nach kurzem Aufenthalt als praktischer Arzt in Brünn habilitierte er sich 1854 mit dem dreibändigen Werk "Die Ophthalmologie vom naturwissenschaftlichen Standpunkt", wurde Dozent der Augenheilkunde an der Universität Wien und der medizinisch-chirurgischen Josephs-Akademie, 1858 dort Ordinarius und nach Auflösung der Akademie ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Wien. Der selten vorkommende Lidschlag bei der Basedowschen Krankheit ist als Stellwagsches Zeichen nach Stellwag von Carion benannt. - Hirsch-H.V, p.413. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of an Angler in Canada, Nova Scotia and in the United States

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - Later edition, first published by Bentley in 1848. Frontispiece portrait of author and 8 vignettes in text. xii, 322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fishing in New York State, Canada and Maine. Not in Bruns; Westwood & Satchell, p. 130 (first ed.) Bound in three-quarters green calf, gilt spine, edges marbled. Slight toning to text. About fine Frontispiece portrait of author and 8 vignettes in text. xii, 322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo Later edition, first published by Bentley in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Art de la cuisine française au XIXè siècle. Traité élémentaire et pratique, des bouillons en gras et en maigre, des essences, fumets, des potages français et étrangers; des grosses pièces de poisson; des grandes et petits sauces; des ragouts et des garnitures; des grosses pièces de boucherie, de jambon, de volaille et de gibier etc etc.

      Paris Depot de Librairie 1854 - 3è éd. Trois Tome. Gr. 8°. Titel, Frontispiz, CXXVII, 313 S., zwei Portraits und 3 Tafeln; XXXI, 342 S. + 9 grosse gefalt. Tafeln; 544 S., + 8 Tafeln. Halb-Maroquin-Einbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Vicaire 146 - Schraemli 45 - Bitting 75. Ohne den erschienenen Ergänzungsband von Plumerey. Marie Antonin Carème war neben A. Escoffier die wohl berühmteste Gestalt in der Kochkunst des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Ideen für seine kulinarischen Kreationen schöpfte er aus der Kunst und der Architektur ("Pièces montées"). Er diente so berühmten Feinschmeckern wie Charles Talleyrand, dem russischen Zar Alexander I. und dem englischen König Georg IV. Gutes Exemplar des Hauptwerkes des grössten Kochgenies aller Zeiten. Stellenweise stock - und fingerfleckig. Selten und gesucht. Francais; 1,580 gr.

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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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        Nouveau Planisphère Indiquant les grandes divisions physiques et politiques de la Terre, la Géographie statistique et industrielle des differents états, les Colonies Europèennes et l'époque ders principales découvertes.

      1854 - Paris: Veuve Turgis, 1854. Original colour. Steel engraving. 660 x 880mm. Excellent condition with wide margins. Large, detailed map of the world, published in the middle of the 19th century. It shows the latest discoveries in Antarctica and geological features including the Rocky Mountains and the mythical 'Mountains of Kong', with vignettes of fishing and whale hunting. Under the maps are comparative tables of mountain heights and a map of the distribution of the races.

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        Pictures of Life & Character From the Collection of Mr. Punch, Complete in 5 Series /Volumes.

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1854 - 1st Series, 94 pages (inc. Title page dated 1854) + 2 page index; . Second series 96 pages (inc. Title page dated 1857) ; . Third series 94 pages (inc. Title page dated 1860) + 2 page index; . Forth series + 96 pages (inc. Title page dated 1863) ; . Fifth series Title page (dated 1869) + 94 pages (inc. Half Title page ) + page ads; Rear, 5 (the 5 original front covers for each series). De-luxe Quarter leather hardback, Good condition with rubbing to front/rear cover & edges, minor damage front, 5 section leather spine with gilt embossed title & fleurs-de-lys in very good condition. Contents Good, 95% very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, noticed 5 edge tears, a few corner folds, a few minor finger stains. The five original front covers which are usually missing from bound volumes, that are here inserted to rear are in fair/poor condition only. No inscriptions, inside front cover is the original owners decorative bookplate of Robert Clayton Swan within his coat-of-arms, all gilt edges. Originally appeared scattered within the famous Punch Magazine over about 15 years. Full of 1000’s of titled illustrations that include all types of English life, The Great Exhibition 1851, social & military life, dress of the day including top hats, flat hats, flowing dresses etc., habits, behaviour, work, play, entertainment, amusements, hunting, racing, fishing, cricket, golf, shooting boating, children, inns / taverns, clubs & organizations, canoeing, railroads, horses, opera, parties & balls, chess, farming, business, law, soldiers, husbandry, coaching, education, home life, social life, games, politics, including all types of upper & lower classes, and so much more. Pictures of Life & Character, published in five series from 1854 to 1869, show the genius of Leech (who studied with George Cruikshank). Size: 32 x 47cm Approx Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The North American Sylva; or a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia + The North American Sylva … not described in the work of F Andrew Michaux, and containing all forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, etc , in 6 volumes, complete

      Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, 1854. First combined edition, later printing.. Faint crack to outer joint of first volume by Michaux professionally repaired, all text pages and hand-colored plates are very bright; a remarkably clean and beautiful copy in fine condition in a very elegant original binding.. Pp. (1), 123; (1), 128; (1), 143; xii, 136; (1), 123; with 277 fine hand-colored plates (both engravings and lithographs) each with a tissue guard. Publisher's uniform dark green morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, covers have borders rules in blind and a large gilt-stamped botany device on both the front and rear covers, all board edges have a gilt strip, lineal gilt turn-ins border the antique marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, lg 8vo (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches). From the library of naturalist J. J. Disewell with his signature dated 1854 on the front endpaper of several volumes. The first volume of Michaux covers pines and firs, walnut and hickories, the second volume presents 20 different oaks, with maples, birches, beeches, chestnuts, and nyssas among other groups, and the third volume documents the magnolias along with ribinias, the tulip tree, the catalpa and others. The three Nuttall volumes covers some tree left out of Michaux as well adding new descriptions of trees from Oregon, California and the Rocky Mountains where Michaux did not explore and collect (from 'An Oak Spring Sylva', p. 67-69). The first combined edition of Michaux and Nuttall was completed in 1849, just five years before this current issue was published. Sabin commented on the combined edition: "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle." See also Stafleu and Cowan 5966 and Great Flower Books (1990), p. 120.

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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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