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        Autographed letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

      Tavistock House, 21 January 1854 - 8vo. 1 page. To Charles Coote. Dickens gratefully acknowledgingHousehold Songs „.I am happy to see my name in that association, and intend to sit down this evening and hear them all, one after another, from beginning to end".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Gesammelte Schriften. Hrsg. von Marie Görres.

      in Commission der literarisch-artistischen Anstalt,, München, 1854 - 9 Bde. (= alles Erschienene). München, in Commission der literarisch-artistischen Anstalt, 1854-74. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 4800 S. Neue rote Leinenbände mit Rückenprägung. (alter, blasser St.a.T.). Erste Gesamtausgabe der Schriften des einflußreichsten katholischen politischen Publizisten in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhundert, die seine politische Wandlung vom leidenschaftlichen Anhänger der Französischen Revolution zu deren Kritiker, vom von der Romantik und der deutschen Nationalbewegung bestimmten liberalen Demokraten bis zum späteren, eher unpolitischen religiösen Autor widerspiegeln. In Görres (1776-1848) Werdegang spiegeln sich die Brüche in der politischen Entwicklung Deutschlands von der Französischen Revolution bis zum Ende des Biedermeier. Schöner Zustand. Die Bände stammen aus einer US-amerikanischen religiösen Einrichtung. Bde. 1-6: Politische Schriften. Bde. 7-9: Gesammelte Briefe. Neue rote Leinenbände mit Rückenprägung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. IN TWO VOLUMES WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS

      D. Appleton & Company, 1854., 1854. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes. Each volume has the inked name on the half-title page of Mexican politician, diplomat, and writer Joaquin Maria del Castillo y Lanzas (1801-1878). Original green cloth with decorations and titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine of each volume, xxii, 506 (6) pp. & xvii, 624 pp. Folded tinted lithograph frontispiece in each volume, plus 14 additional tinted lithograph plates, many uncolored engraved plates, woodcut illustrations throughout, and one folding map in Volume I. Basic Texas Books 12 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" Many early emigrants to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona used Bartlett's account as a guidebook on their trek west. Map has a professionally repaired tear, and old damp stain to the upper corner margin of a few pages in Volume I, else a handsome, bright, attractive set in near fine condition.

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        LA RAGIONE, foglio settimanale ebdomadario di filosofia religiosa, poitica e sociale fondato e diretto da FRANCHI AUSONIO - SEI VOLUMI - dal n. 1 del 21 ottobre 1854 al n. 137 del 30 maggio 1857 (In sequenza ) CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLIUCATO., Torino, Vari editori, 1854

      - formato brossura cm. 16,5 x 24 ogni volume ha una sovracoperta leggera con strappetti. volume 1 dal n. 1 - 21 ott 1854 al n. 26 del 14 apr 1855 pag.416. volume 2 dal n. 27 - 21 apr 1855 al n. 52 del 13 ott 1855 pag.416. violume 3 dal n. 53 - 20 ott 1855 al n. 78 del 12 apr 1856 pag. 416. volume 4 dal n. 79 - 19 apr 1856 al n.104 del 11 ott 1856 pag- 416. volume 5 dal n. 105 18 ott 1856 al n.118 del 17 gen 1857 pag.336. volume 6 dal n. 122- 14 feb 1857 al n. 137 del 30 mag 1857 pp. 384. Abbiamo puntigliosamente ricercato in OPAC e non abbiamo trovato una collezione più completa della nostra raccolta. Anzi non abbiamo riscontrato nessun numero superiore al nostro 137- Risulta però che il periodico pubblicò anche nel 1858 diventando quotidiano. Questa rarit? sembra dipendere da una tiratura modesta ma "anche" dalla potenza dei MAZZINIANI che potrebbero avere FATTO SPARIRE tracce di questo documento che si contrapponeva fieramente alle loro idee. Comunque lo studioso puntiglioso che vorr? riapprofondire il periodo storico, non potr? prescindere dalle spiegazioni di FRANCHI AUSONiO (pseudonimo di CRISTOFORO BONAVINO) (PEGLI GE 1821 - Genova 1895) anima de LA RAGIONE e personaggio di grande spessoire culturale e filosofico che prima sacerdote che poi abbandono' l'abito, indi giornalista e scrittore CRITICO. Divenne anche massone e prima di spegnersi si fece ancora prete. La raccolta, cosi' com'è, viene offerta a

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        Histoire pittoresque, dramatique et caricaturale de la sainte Russie: d'après les chroniqueurs et historiens Nestor, Nikan, Sylvestre, Karamsin, Ségur, etc., etc., etc. Comentée et illustrée de 500 magnifiques gravures par Gustave Doré, gravées sur bois par toute la nouvelle école sous la direction générale de Sotain

      Paris: J. Bry aîné, libraire-éditeur 1854 - [ Descripción completa disponible en español, inglés y francés / Complete record available in Spanish, English and French / La notice complète est disponible en espagnol, anglais et français ] // 4º (284x192mm.); 207 p., rectos impresos, versos en blanco, resultando 104 h. de lám.- // Firme encuadernación a la holandesa en pergamino, lomo romántico con nervios y adornos dorados, como el tejuelo. Ejemplar de la primera tirada (Imp. Lacour), con cubiertas originales (Imp. Simon Raçon), carente de portada y portadilla, con p. 89 sin mancha roja y p. 97 con la tinta roja. Puntas inferiores de páginas 1, 67, 69 y 71 restauradas antes de 1950 con remarginación; papel, como en prácticamente todos los ejemplares, presentando oxidación.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Leblanc, p. 135; Vicaire, III, 286.- // El acontecimiento en 1854 de la Guerra de Crimea, que fue vivido en Europa occidental como una gran guerra al ser la primera 'retransmitida en directo' a toda la población a través de las crónicas publicadas por los periódicos remitidas por el elevado número de periodistas desplazados -la corresponsalía de guerra nació en esa fecha concreta-, supuso, además, el fin del espíritu del Congreso de Viena de 1814, donde los gobiernos de las potencias habían acordado una paz continental de mutua protección de los respectivos regímenes absolutistas frente a los liberalismos emergentes -término bajo el que englobarían todas las posiciones políticas contrarias, el abanico que hoy trazaríamos desde el liberalismo hasta el comunismo. En esa fecha, pese a su escasos 22 años, el joven Gustave Doré llevaba ya seis publicando dibujos satíricos y caricaturescos en periódicos como 'Le Journal pour rire' o 'Le Journal pour tous' y había ilustrado algunos álbumes gráficos en los que desgranaba la secuencia de los relatos en viñetas de tamaños y composiones variadas que desbordaban los muy formales cánones de la ilustración gráfica del momento. El fervor nacionalista asociado al liberalismo del momento le impulsó a publicar el que sería el último de sus álbumes y el único del que era autor tanto de la ilustración como del texto: un alegato brutal contra una Rusia descrita como infame y de crueles costumbres gobernada por una secuencia de zares despóticos y bárbaros, donde Doré hace parodia extravagante y sátira de todos los acontecimientos que menciona. No en vano, en esas mismas fechas estaba diseñando las ilustraciones para las obras completas de Rabelais, repletas de extravagancias acordes a las del propio Rabelais, que se publicarían ese mismo año lanzándole a la fama. Como para este album Doré decidió emplear xilografías y se necesitaba cubrir nada menos que 500 viñetas de los más diversos formatos, los tacos fueron realizados por toda una pléyade de aprendices de grabado dirigidos por Noël Eugène Sotain (1816-1874). La diversidad estilística empleada por Doré y la multiplicidad de grabadores convergieron para dotar a este album de su singularidad: por ejemplo, los recursos irónicos 'rompedores' de las célebres imágenes de las páginas 89 y 97, donde primero muestra la Rusia de Ivan el terrible mediante una viñeta que cubre toda la página con solo una enorme mancha roja, para después disponer otra viñeta donde muchas figuras se afanan con escobas, cubos y bayetas en limpiar esa mancha que cae por un mapa del sur de Rusia. Estas manchas fueron añadidas a mano ejemplar a ejemplar, de modo que los hay con ambas manchas, sin ninguna o con solo una de ellas, como el nuestro, que posee la de la página 97, pero carece de la de la 89. La obra, que excitó a la guerra contra Rusia, sería prohibida dos años despues por Napoleón III, mandando recoger todos los ejemplares disponibles y destruirlos para evitar suceptibilidades cuando, en 1856, se reunió el Congreso de París para sellar un tratado de paz que sustituyese a los acuerdos de Viena. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medaille: Ehrlich-Hatas, 1912. Geschafften von Franz Kounitzky.

      - Bronze, 66,2 mm. Original - Selten - "Geschaffen von Franz Kounitzky für die Berliner Ärzte-Vereinigung". - - Zur Feier/Erinnerung der Entdeckung von Arsphenamin als Mittel gegen die Syphillis (606) durch Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) und seinen Assistenten Hata Sahachiro (1873-1938). - Modell von F. Kounitzky. Die beiden Forscher mit Reagenzglas / Herakles im Kampf mit der Hydra (symbolische Darstellung des Sieges über die Syphilis). - - Kounitzky, Franz (1880-1928), Medailleur; studierte an der Staatsgewerbeschule und an der Akad. der bildenden Künste in Wien und war ab 1909 als Medailleur am Wr. Hauptmünzamt tätig. - Werke: zahlreiche Medaillen und Plaketten, u. a. auf Beethoven, Wagner, Lortzing, Wolf, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Nietzsche, Hauptmann, Anzengruber, Rosegger, Tolstoi, Gorki, Mommsen, Koch, Girardi, Niese, Hofer; Sportplaketten; allegor. Medaillen. - - Ehrlich and Hata at work. In the segment = EHRLICH-HATA = above to the right stamped signature. - R/PER ASPERA AD ASTRA. Struggle of hercules with the hydra. The hydra has a human hand, with two skulls in it. Above in the background dying people. Bronze, 67 mm. Work of Franz Kounitzky. - - MEDICINA IN NUMMIS, Sammlung Dr. Geza Faludi, Budapest. Budapest 1929, Nr. 114; Freeman 165; St.948; M. Kovács-Csoma, Medals of Nobel laureates, p.169; L.: N. Fr. Pr. vom 14. 5. 1908; Forrer, Bd. 3 und 7; Thieme-Becker.

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        Diccionario de los geroglificos que contienen las medallas antiguas romanas, con un apendice de las ciudades y pueblos de España en que se batieron o acuñaron;concluyendo a su final con un diccionario latino de las letras mayusculas que los romanos

      José Vilas, Ponferrada 1854 - tela época bien conservada Palau 106093. usaban como abreviaturas en sus inscripciones públicas y medallas. 298 págs.

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        CHIKUDO SHIKUNSHI GAFU: ALBUM OF PAINTINGS OF THE FOUR PARAGONS. [Which are Wood

      [Kyoto 1854, Fujii]. Blue covers, accordion folded, title. slip, ca. 16.5 x 27 cm., covers faded, edges bit worn,solid,. contents clean, solid, 2 volume set: 15+16 double leaves, 30. double-page illustrations, complete. R A R E FIRST EDITION. OBSCURE & SUPERBLY PAINTED WORK, DONE IN THE CHINESE STYLE This is a famous and illusive book ! Nakabayashi Chikutoh lived between 1775-1853, was a native of Owari province, but spent most of his life in Kyoto, where he studied under the celebrated Miyasaki Impo. He was known for his rather peculiar painting technique, using his paint as dry as possible. His work was chiefly in landscape painting, although some of the pictures of bamboos left by him are very fine. * Other signatures used by him [studio names] were Seisho. Narimasa, Hakumei, Taigen-an, Yusai and Tozan Inshi. * He used his great skill and artistry to leave a legacy of other books: CHIKUTOH GAFU; YUSAI GAFU; CHIKUTO SANSUI GAKOH, CHIKUTOH SANJIN JIMBUTSU, and this title, published from 1812-1852 respectively. Much of above extracted from L. Brown, see citation in bibliography. * Per Hillier: The most eminent among the teachers [of Chinese -style painting] of the time was Nakabayashi Chikutoh. His principal master was Kamiya Tenyu, by whose notable collection of Chinese paintings Chikutoh was no doubt led in the direction of Nanga [style], and an association with Baitsu early in his career may have helped to broaden his outlook. Ultimately, he became of the leading art theorists and wrote several books on painting, beginning with one, as early as 1801....gave some notion of his quiet, reticent kind of painting, often carried out in Sumi, of a warmth of tone and variety of brush-marks that are his hall-marks. [p.923-4]. His works are clearly influenced by and reminiscent of the most celebrated of all Chinese illustrated books, THE TEN BAMBOO and the MUSTARD SEED GARDEN [please inquire as we have these titles in stock] from the 18th century in what has been called "boneless manner" that is printed without lines or commonly referred to as the 'Shikunshi" painting tradition or style. This technique was often utilized by Zen eccentrics who painted in the Chinese manner and what Hillier cites as "dream landscapes" on p.75, wherein he includes Chikutoh and later Nanga artists. * CONTENTS: Volume 1: Orchid and Bamboo: 15 double-folds, illustrating 4 orchids and 9 bamboos; volume 2: Plum and Chrysanthemum: 17 double-folds, illustrates 6 plums, 4 chrysanthemums and 6 copies of ancient works. All illustrations are of the line type with subtle Sumi ink wash. * This is truly a stunning and unique study by an even more obscure and unusual artist. This work was done in the Zen eccentric style is superbly charming, from its stylized title slip, written in Kanbun [Chinese style] introduction and Spartan drawing techniques is reminiscent of the Chinese Ch'an [Zen] monks technique. * TADAMASA HAYASHI'S PERSONAL COPY: Both volumes are stamped at the bottom of the title slip with the celebrated collector and art dealer's personal cinnabar chop or Hanko at the bottom, with characters: "HAYASHI". * Tadamasa Hayashi (1853-1906) was one of the most important figures in the development of Japonism in Europe, as well as in the history of late 19th century Japanese art and crafts. The inability of the Japanese to recognize the aesthetic value of Ukiyo-e made prints readily and cheaply available to exporters like Hayashi, who marketed them in Europe as art prints, fetching appropriate prices and making large profits. Hayashi became the most renowned Japanese art dealer and collector who contributed significantly to the formation of French taste and knowledge of Japanese art in the late 19th century. He worked closely with Siegfried Bing, where the two of them opened a magnificent art shop called "Maison de l'Art Nouveau" in Paris in the late 19th century, showing works of artists that would become known as the "Art Nouveau" movement, named after their store. Siegfried Bing, was important to the Japanese influence on art nouveau, and he later released a whole series of books titled: "LE JAPAN ARTISTIQUE" which influenced artists that were read for example by Gustav Klimt, and set off a boom in the collecting of Japanese art throughout Europe & England. * Hayashi went to Japan several times collecting art works, Japanese prints, Japanese woodcut-printed books and placed his personal seal on those he kept for himself which had special merit. This example from his collection is evidence of his discriminating and impeccable taste. Books or prints with this personal seal are highly coveted and collected ! * Check with us to see if we have any others by this artist. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN: ~~ p.107 cites this book and biographical notes on Chikutoh ~~ under THE GANKU AND THE CHINESE SCHOOLS. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ~~ ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.422, top of page cites this book. * C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, ~~ SHIJO & OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: ~~ p.238, * BM 1898, P.11, CITED AS Chikutoh Shikunshi Gafu BM 1904, p16116.d.13 listed as Yusai Gafu, 1854 * STOCKHOLM 517 listed as CHIUTO SHIKUNSHI. * J. Hillier: THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK p.75, 923-4, ~~ plate 616 * NOT CITED IN: L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS. This artist has clearly alluded the discriminating eye of this author. * NOT CITED IN: H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJ-JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: Apparently this title has escaped the scrutiny of any Dutch collector or museum, but he cites another title by this artist, #125, p.52. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        General Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Territory of Utah: Presented to the Legislative Assembly December 18, 1854

      Great Salt Lake City: Joseph Cain, Public Printer, 1854. 1/100. Paperback. 8pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] White printed wrappers. Fine. Sheet is uncut. This early Territorial imprint had a print run of only 100 copies. This short work is uncommon in any condition, and this is in beautiful, as new condition. The Auerbach catalog states that this piece is "Extremely Rare." Auerbach I: 1359. McMurtrie 24. Not in Flake/Draper. OCLC only shows three institutional holdings.

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private.

      John C. Riker 1854-55, New York - In nine volumes. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands and black decorations, brown morocco labels lettered in gold. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spine ends show some wear, some of the labels are detached but present, light wear to covers, mild scattered foxing. Annotations in pencil on the front free endpaper of volume I. A very good set in uniform bindings. Sabin 35918. ; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History Review : A Quarterly Journal, including Transactions of the Irish Societies 1854-1865 (ten volumes of 11)

      Hodges & Smith & Williams & Norgate, 1854. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. leather bound, ten volumes of the eleven published (lacks 1861), 8vo, the first seven volumes uniformly bound in half leather & marbled sides, all edges marbled, although the bindings are tight a later leather backstrip has been laid over the originals and is now parting in several of the volumes, lacking some labels, the second part of the set is bound in plain half leather and the volumes for 1864 and 1865 are worn with loss to spines, volume five of the first series with insect damage to front free endpaper and similar damage to the panels of volume Vi, water stain to bottom corner of plates at rear of volume vii. The journal failed in 1860 and was put in the hands of Thomas Henry Huxley who determined a new direction by replacing many of the original editorial team with his like-minded colleagues including of course Charles Darwin who exercised an unofficial editorial role. Huxley tired of his role at the end of 1862 and the journal laboured on until 1865 under Hooker, this set lacks the first volume of the new series, the remaining volumes have the stamp of Edinburgh Scientific Institute to the verso of plates, the volume of 1864 with the boards almost detached, illustrated with a few plates in colour and some folding. Scarce.

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston and New York: C.C. Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. (Boston), D.Appleton & Co. (New York), 1854. Vol. I, parts 1-12, vol.II, parts 1-5 (only, of 12), octavo. (10 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches). 2 half-titles, title to vol.I with wood-engraved vignette, 2pp. list of subscribers. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Hovey, 68 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Original wrappers, titled on the upper cover with integral uncoloured vignette, letterpress prospectus on the lower cover Provenance: George W. Wales (Boston, subscriber, pencilled initials on final part, with note of payment for the final part on 6 January 1854) A rare substantial run of the original parts from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America: "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 64 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberry. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese, American Color Plate Books 20.

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        Feathered Favourites Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds

      London: Thomas Bosworth 1854 - 8vo, 9.5" x 7". Printed on heavy paper. (6), 54 pp + 12 plates showing chromolithographic roundels with decorative gilt surrounds. Some foxing to text and surrounds of plates with lithographs near perfect. The rare first edition of the second bird book illustrated with the use of chromolithography, by "one of the most sought-after of the bird painters of the nineteenth century" (Lysaught: 110.) Red cloth with gilt decoration and gilt edged. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Hard Times For These Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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 fregi a secco e titolo oro su tassello rosso al ds. Fioriture sparse ma buon esemplare. Raro. 8vo (cm. 26), 344 pp. con 15. tavv. in coloritura coeva all acquarello. Assente la carta geografica rip. ed il ritratto dell A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1854 [caption title]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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. Thirty-six separate sections mounted on linen backing, entire map measures nearly 7 by 5-1/2 feet. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,000.1854 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 â€"â€" , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forcesâ€" 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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        [MANUSCRIPT DEED OF SALE BETWEEN ROBERT ROBSON AND CHARLES KESLER, FOR A SLAVE NAMED MILES]

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

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        The Territories of Washington and Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Philosophie des Rechts.

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

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

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

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        Aulacoramphus Cataneorhynchus [The Chestnut Groove-bill Toucanet]

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

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