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

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

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        Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Camel.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pamphlets on naval subjects

      London: James Ridgway. 1854. 8vo., xxiii + (1) + 304pp., contemporary (or slightly later) half calf, spine fully gilt incorporating an anchor device in compartments with title label lettered in gilt, joints carefully restored, top edge gilt. A very good copy with the late 19th century armorial bookplate on pastedown of the United Service Club [London].> First collected edition, comprising a new Preface (pp. v-xxiii) and reprints of 7 papers originally published in the period 1826-1849. [bound with], Four other (later) papers by Bowles, comprising: 1. A recommendation for abolishing the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.> London: James Ridgway. 1858. 8vo., 9 + (1)pp. 2. Evidence of Admiral Bowles, C.B. taken before the Select Committee on the Board of Admiralty: 24th May and June 4th, 1861.> London: James Ridgway. 1862. 8vo., 102pp. 3. Naval militia. Heads of a Bill for raising a militia for Naval Service. (As proposed by Vice-Admiral Bowles.) 1st June 1854.> [London, 1854]. folio, on blue paper, docket title, 5 + (1)pp., folded for binding in this volume. 4. A militia our only Naval Reserve. ..... Second edition (with a preface).> London: James Ridgway. 1860. 8vo., 16pp. A good collection of largely naval papers by Sir William Bowles (1780-1869), a career naval officer who not only ended his professional life as Admiral of the Fleet but throughout much of his career boldly (rashly?) stepped into political controversy about defence expenditure and naval recruitment. Bowles's biographer (Andrew Lambert in ODNB) concludes that 'Bowles was a man of real ability, and his was the leading voice of considered, conservative, reform. ..... Few officers had as much influence on the navy of the day'.

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        FU OH SHINSETSU: NEW THERORIES ON GYNECOLOGY.

      BASED ON AN ENGLISH PHYISICIAN'S TREATISE Japan 1854, - no pub. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., 2 vol. set,very good, clean bright copy, 35+27 double-folded leaves, 41fine engravings, Kambun Japanese text, written by an Englishphysician, then translated into Chinese & Japanese. OBSCURE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Hide and Seek

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. First Edition, with half-titles. viii, 297, [1]; [iv], 322; [iv], 332 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Near fine, some light wear to spines. First Edition, with half-titles. viii, 297, [1]; [iv], 322; [iv], 332 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Collins' third novel which is dedicated to Charles Dickens and is "the most Dickensian of his novels" (ODNB). Parrish & Miller pp. 22-3; Sadleir 593; Wolff 1357

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        The Architect Volume I; A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States

      DeWitt & Davenport, 1854, Leatherette, Book Condition: Very Good Minus Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, This is Volume I only of a two-volume set. First edition was 1847, second edition believed to be 1849, this edition probably the third. Printed and bound in the USA [NY?]. Rebound in San Francisco in 1947 for $200 in beige leatherette hardboards, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Edges probably recut at that time. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.5 x 11.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. There are 82 numbered pages of text and many unnumbered pages consisting of perspective views, floor plans, architectural details and garden lay-outs. Many of the elevations are in duo-tone. Most text pages and some plate pages with light to moderate foxing, a few more with extensive foxing. Vertical semi-crease to the first several pages, fairly minor. A Very Good Minus copy. Twenty-one designs for cottages and small villas are presented in this volume. Receipt for rebinding costs slipped in.

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        ANSEI KAISEI FUKYO OEDO EZU: LARGE ANSEI-KAISEI PERIOD MAP OF EDO AREA.

      A GRAND COLOR WALL MAP OF EDO [Edo n.d. c.1854] - , Suwahara. Gold brocade cloth, woodblockprinted, folding map, very good, neatly rebacked,very clean,key, 105 x 98.5 cm., some folds mended, color printed. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Das Oesterreichische Heer, von Ferdinand II. Römisch Deutschen Kaiser, bis Franz Josef I. Kaiser von Oesterreich. Lithographiert von F. Gerasch.

      Wien, bei L. T. Neumann (Gedr. bei Jos. Stoufs), (1854). - 152 lithographierte, handkolorierte teils eiweißgehöhte Tafeln (28,5 x 21,5 cm) in 7 Original-Lieferungsumschlägen, Die Tafeln tragen jeweils die Epochenüberschrift am Kopf, und die Bildbezeichnung und Paginierung am Fuße der Darstellung. Colas 1231. Gedruckt wurden bei Jos. Stoufs die Tafeln 8, 10, 14, 15, 52 - 57 und 60 - 68, die übrigen bis einschließlich Nr. 116 wurden gedruckt bei J. Rauh (‘s lith. Kunstanst.), die Tafeln 117 bis 152 bei Reiffenstein & Rösch. Rücken der Mappe unter Verwendung des alten erneuert, sonst gut erhalten. Die Lieferungs-Umschläge und die Tafeln selbst sind von bemerkenswerter Frische. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 30,5 x 22,5 cm, Original?-Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel.

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        VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE. ( 5 VOLUMES)

      Paris, J. Bry Ainé, 1854-1860.** . Bocourt et Ch. Mettais. Relié, plein-toile noir, dos orné de titre doré,19,5x29cm, tome 1: 60pp, Tome 2: 32pp,32pp,32pp,32pp,32pp, 32pp,32pp, tome 3: 48pp,16pp,16pp,48pp,16pp,32pp, 32pp,16pp,32pp, 32pp,16pp, 16pp, tome 4: 64pp,32pp,32pp, (...) (...)32pp,32pp, 32pp,32pp,32pp,32pp, tome 5:48pp,48pp,32pp,32pp,64pp,32pp,32pp, 32pp, illustré n/b et 35 litho's hors-texte en couleurs. Illustré par Bocourt et Ch. Mettais. Tome I: En Océanie par Bougainville, Cook, Lapérouse, Marion, Baudin, Freycinet, Duperrey, Dumont-D'Urville. Tome II: En Afrique par Bruce, Adanson, bonaparte, Levaillant, Mungo-Park, Burchell, Denham, Clapperton, Laine, Gray, Réné Caillié, Thompson, Richard, John Lander, El-Tounsy, Delegorgue. Tome III: En Amérique par Christophe Colomb, Fernand Cortez, Pizarre, Cabral, Humbolt, Basil-Hall, Mistress Trollope, Ross, Parry, Franklin, Bulloch, Watterton, Head, Walsh. Tome IV: En Asie par Timkowski, Amherst, Marcartney, Burkardt, Finlayson, Fraser, Heber, Burnes, Fontanier, Cox, Jacquemont, Kaempfer, Dobel, Georges Robinson. Tome V: En Europe par Walsh, Thomas et Lyall, Quin, Ganba et Demidoff, Capell Brooke, Twining, Ramon de la Sagra, Albert Montémont, Fulchiron et Nervo.

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        Société Anonyme Des Mines & Fonderies De Zinc De La Vieille Montagne - Laverie d'Immekeppel (prèparation des minerais - Allemagne)'.

      - Farblithographie v. Canelle gedr. v. Simonau & Toovey aus Belgique Industrielle b. J. Géruzet in Brüssel, 1854, 35 x 45 (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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        CALIFORNIA

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1854.. Folding color map, 13 x 17 inches. Tipped into original brown cloth folder, gilt- stamped cover. Bright and clean. With an advertisement for a Colton publication on the front pastedown of the folder. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth box. Identical to Colton's 1853 map of California, save for the new date on the imprint. The map was published in two formats, the present one and that which appeared in E.S. Capon's HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA... (Boston: John P. Jewett, 1854). It was reprinted again in 1855 for Colton's AMERICAN ATLAS..., though with some changes and omissions. San Francisco is displayed in a 5 x 5-inch color inset. "This was probably the best-known map of California in the eastern states during the 'fifties. It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change" - Wheat. WHEAT GOLD REGION 238, 254. RUMSEY 2885. STREETER SALE 2734. OCLC 8672525.

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        All For Jesus: or, The Easy Ways of Divine

      John Murphy Company, Baltimore, Maryland 1854 - 454 unmarked pages except for an owners stamp on ffep. The only other flaw with this book is the gilt lettering on the spine is fading somewhat. Copyright 1854; stated "Fifty-Fifth American Edition". This book is exceptionally well preserved indeed! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scandinavian Adventures, during a residence of upwards of twenty years. Representing sporting incidents and subjects of natural history, and devices for entrapping wild animals. I-II.

      London, Richard Bentley 1854. Large 8vo. xxi + 512 pp. and xi + 546 pp. Lithographic and woodcut pl. One map. Priv. full calf. Spine gilt in compartments. All edges gilt. Small tear in front hinge vol. 1. Most corners broken. Priv. inscr. on free leaf vol. 1. A small mark on each end-paper due to removed book-pl. Some foxing towards the end-papers in both vols., otherwise clean and tight text-blocks, and a very good set.. Schiøtz 614a. 1. ed., sec. issue m. "General Index ..."

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1854

      Adelaide, printed and published at the 'Register' and 'Observer' Office, 1854 - Duodecimo, [xii], 244, 42 (Directory), 36 (advertisements) pages with the hand-coloured plate featuring nine 'Signals used at the West Terrace Flagstaff'. Flush-cut quarter cloth and printed card covers (repeating the title page details on the front, with advertisements on the rear); covers rubbed, marked and lightly tidemarked, with some simple arithmetic on the front cover and front flyleaf; extremities of the covers lightly worn; minimal expert restoration to the foot of the front hinge; title written in ink on the spine; minor signs of age and use; essentially a very good copy with the contemporary ownership details of Joseph Grivell, 1854, on the flyleaf (and indistinctly on the front cover). In the preface, dated 10 January 1854, the compiler apologises for the lateness of the appearance of the almanack, the delay being 'occasioned by the extreme difficulty in obtaining compositors' - presumably all off to the diggings. He also apologises for the 'total omission of the Country Directory' for various reasons, so the 42-page directory covers only Adelaide and suburbs. Most of the balance of the book is given over to the usual statistics, regulations and lists of assorted office-bearers. However, the farmers' and gardeners' calendar runs to 18 pages, and there is a lengthy and important contribution by E.W. Andrews: 'Navigation of the Murray. Being extracts from a journal kept on board the "Lady Augusta" during Captain Cadell's exploratory voyage from the Goolwa to Ganawarra' (51 pages). Fellow-passengers James Allen and Arthur Kinloch published their independent accounts of this pioneering trip in book form in late 1853. In any event, Andrews' account was reasonably hot off the press; his last journal entry was dated 15 October 1853, less than three months before this almanack, delayed in publication, appeared. Ferguson 9829f. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Muebles et objets divers au Moyen Age et de la renaissance issues d'apres nature et lithographies par Asselineau

      Paris: Veith & Hauser, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter black morocco and marbled boards. Near fine. Folio, 43 x 29 cm. Engraved title and 114 engraved plates, each with small publisher's blind stamp in lower margin, a few plates with light spotting, balance exceptionally bright and clean. Provenance: Furstliche Furstenbergische Hofbibliothek at Donaueschingen with inkstamp on lower corner of title and verso of final leaf. Asselineau's collection of illustrations of furniture and objects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The work includes examples of domestic furniture, arms and armor, and metalwork from private and royal collections as well as the stock of several Parisian dealers; each illustration features the object's provenance.

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

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

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        VOYAGE En CALIFORNIE Par EDOUARD AUGER (1852 - 1853).

      Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cte, 1854. [4], 238 pp. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (repairs to front wrapper/bit of minor staining to first few leaves).

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

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

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        Patience & Longueur De Tems Font Plus Que Forge & Rage. - A Rainy Morning - Zeit Geduld Und Städtigkeit, Macht Möglieh Die Unmoglichkeit.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. E. Guérard gedr. B. de Jacomme in Paris aus Les Touristes b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1854, 42 x 46,5 Touristengruppe wird bei Regen von einem badischem Bauern auf einem Heuwagen mitgenommen. - Die Pferde und der Bauer lassen sich Zeit. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

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

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        Madame de Sable. Etudes sur les femmes illustres et la societe du XVIIe siecle

      Paris: Didier, 1854., 1854. Signed presentation copy. Octavo. Bound in half brown calf over marbled paper, with raised bands highlighted with gilt, and brown and gilt label to spine. Signed by the author, and presented to Viscount Mahon, later Earl Stanhope, MP, prominent historian and biographer.Binding is rubbed, both leather and marbled paper, and corners bumped. The text shows some spotting, primarily to the first half of the book. Includes Stanhope's armorial bookplate, "A Deo et Rege", and a bookseller's stamp, "J Leighton, Brewer Street".

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

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

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan by the Late John Lloyd Stephens Revised from the Latest American Edition by Frederick Catherwood

      London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co, 1854. First British edition, revised by Catherwood. Profusely illustrated with 27 engraved plates (one folding) and numerous text illustrations after drawings by Frederick Catherwood, with portrait of Stephens, and a map. xvi, 548 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown half morocco. Repair to margins of pp. 141-2. First British edition, revised by Catherwood. Profusely illustrated with 27 engraved plates (one folding) and numerous text illustrations after drawings by Frederick Catherwood, with portrait of Stephens, and a map. xvi, 548 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sabin 91297. Smith S146

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        Promenade Pittoresque par A. Fontanési intérieur de Genève

      Pilet & Cougnard, Editeurs 1854 Promenade Pittoresque par A. Fontanési intérieur de Genève. Antonio, Fontanési (Reggio nell'Emilia, 23 febbraio 1818 ?" Torino, 17 aprile 1882). Genève, Pilet & Cougnard, Editeurs, 1854. 20 litografie originali: 56 x 38,5 compreso i margini bianchi. 24,4 x 15,5 la stampa. Le bellissime litografie (originali) sono 20, una ha un piccolo difetto. Le stampe sono tutte sottotitolate. Artista di statura europea, nonostante sia probabilmente uno dei più grandi pittori italiani dell' '800, è rimasto a lungo sconosciuto al grande pubblico ed è stato poco considerato dalla critica, tranne l'interessamento di alcuni grandi artisti come Carlo Carrà. Di temperamento romantico, nei suoi paesaggi, ricchi di notazioni intimiste e caratterizzati da un'atmosfera malinconica, espresse una straordinaria capacità evocativa, influenzata dalla conoscenza diretta delle opere di Corot e dei Barbizonniers da una parte e di Constable e di Turner dall'altra.. Leggerissime fioriture sparse nei margini bianchi.

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        The Poetical and Dramatic Works with The Novels (48 Volumes)

      Edinburgh and London: Chapman & Hall / William Blackwood and Sons, 1854. 1854-1874. First 5 volumes are the Poems; Chapman & Hall. Volume 1 with an engraved frontis portrait and an engraved title page. 43 volumes of the Novels; William Blackwood and Sons. Each volume measures 8 x11.5cm. Bound in half red morocco and marbled boards. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Marbled endpapers. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt. Several volumes with illustrations throughout the text. Marbling to boards a bit faded, with a few corners lightly bumped. Some of the spines are lightly scratched or scuffed. All volumes are tight and square. A very clean and attractive set. . Very Good. 12mo.

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        Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati. Con alcune Carte Geographiche Topographiche ed Orographiche per la Guerra d'Oriente.

      Trieste: Presso la Libreria di Colombo Coen, 1854 - Quarto (322 × 232 mm). Contemporary red skiver-backed marbled boards, title gilt to the spine. A little rubbed, plates lightly browned, the text variably so, one plate with a small hole to the margin, paper flaw, but overall a very good copy. Lithographic folding general map as frontispiece, 15 single-tint lithographic city views, and a folding plan of Kronstadt. First and only edition, attractive and uncommon, just seven copies on OCLC, four of them in Italy and one apiece in the USA (Harvard), Germany (Bayerische Staatsbiblioothek), and Switzerland (Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese); no copy in the UK. A timely and thorough description of the Baltic and the cities of its coast, published during the Crimean War: "The eyes and the hearts of all nations are today looking east to the terrible struggle between Russia and Turkey and her allies France and England" (Preface). The plates include Åland, Åbo, St Petersburg, Sveaborg (now Suomenlinna), Helsinki, and Kronstadt (two plates and a plan).

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        Home Life in Russia

      1854. first edition. First Edition in English of "Dead Souls"GOGOL, Nikolai Vasil'evich. Home Life in Russia. By a Russian Noble. Revised by the editor of "Revelations of Siberia." In two volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1854. First Edition of "Dead Souls" in English. Two octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 13/16 inches; 194 x 122 mm). [2], iv, 308; [2], 314, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Publisher's original green cloth over boards, covers decoratively stamped in blind, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. The yellow coated end-papers have been renewed with almost identical paper. There is a 3 1/4 inch clean repaired tear on the last leaf of volume one which just touches a couple of letters on the verso. A few other very minor and repaired marginal tears. The top and bottom of the spine have been expertly repaired and strengthened.Overall an excellent copy of an extremely rare book. Housed in a fleece-lined full green morocco clamshell case. (one of the original end-papers loosely laid-in to case.The Russian censors imposed the title The Adventures of Chichikov on this publication in 1842, but the English publisher curiously chose an even more innocuous title having little to do with the subject or theme of the novel. Shortly before his death in 1852, Gogol destroyed the second part of his manuscript.Home Life in Russia [Dead Souls] is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The purpose of the novel was to demonstrate the flaws and faults of the Russian mentality and character. Gogol masterfully portrayed those defects through Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (the main character) and the people whom he encounters in his endeavours. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form. The original title was "The Wanderings of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. Poema", which contracted to merely "Dead Souls". In the Russian Empire, before the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, landowners had the right to own serfs to farm their land. Serfs were for most purposes considered the property of the landowner, who could buy, sell or mortgage them, as any other chattel. To count serfs (and people in general), the measure word "soul" was used: e.g., "six souls of serfs". The plot of the novel relies on "dead souls" (i.e., "dead serfs") which are still accounted for in property registers. On another level, the title refers to the "dead souls" of Gogol's characters, all of which represent different aspects of poshlost (a Russian noun rendered as "commonplace, vulgarity", moral and spiritual, with overtones of middle-class pretentiousness, fake significance and philistinism)."The first work of Russian prose fiction published in the United States was published in Philadelphia in 1832. The title was Ivan Vejeeghen (translation of Ivan Vyzbigin, 1829) and its subtitle was Life in Russia. "[The publication of this book] began a tendency to present Russian fiction as a source of information about Russian life rather than as art. This trend continued after the outbreak of the Crimean War, which brought with it an increased English interest in Russian life and culture. A spate of prose translations appeared in the 1850s, which were drastically doctored and presented as factual accounts by unnamed 'Russian noblemen'. Their titles are indicative of the treatment the novels received: Sketches of Russian Life in the Caucasus, 1853 (Lermontov's A Hero of our Time); Home Life in Russia, 1854 (Gogol's Dead Souls); and Russian Life in the Interior, 1855 (Turgenev's Sportsman's Sketches). In spite of the pretense to factuality suggested by the titles, the so-called translators took great liberties with the texts, expunging whole portions, exaggerating caricatures, and adding imaginative flourishes to the author's prose." (Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English, Classe, 1206).Sadleir, 985.

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

      Vialat et Cie. 1854[-1857], Paris - 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 onlineComplete sets are very scarce. 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 Chanoin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres illustrees... 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 Tete-a-Tete; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrete; La Grand'Mere; 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 Cafe des Varietes; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Veridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valerie; Les Independents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Apres; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohemienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champetre; La Jarretiere de la Mariee; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premieres Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Heritiere; 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-Agnes. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Theobald; L'Oncle d'Amerique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mere; Le Medecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; Une Visite a Bedlam; Les Eleves du Conservatoire; La Voliere de Frere Philippe; La Manie des Places; Le Mystificateur; La Quarantaine; Caroline; L'Ennui; Les Manteaux; Les Empiriques d'Autrefois; L'Ambassadeur; La Somnambule; Frontin Mari-Garcon; Le Secretaire et le Cuisinier; Le Colonel. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 6: Une Chaine; La Protegee sans le Savoir; Le Confident; Oscar; Le Fou de Peronne; Une Nuit de la Garde Nationale; L'Auberge; Le Puff; La Petite Soeur; Le Mariage Enfantin; Le Menage de Garcon; Partie et Revanche; Bataille de Dames; L'Artiste; Michel et Christine; Philibert Marie; Memoires d'un Colonel de Hussards; Le Nouveau Pourceaugnac; La Demoiselle et la Dame; Le Combat des Montagnes; L'Interieur de L'Etude; Genevieve. 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 Fees; 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 Prophete; L'Enfant Prodigue; Ali-Baba; Gustave III; Le Dieu et la Bayadere; La Part du Diable; La Sirene; Le Domino Noir; Haydee; La Dame Blanche; Lestocq; Les Treize; La Reine d'un Jour; Le Chalet; Acteon. 320 pp. Vol. 9: Le Vieux Garcon et la Petite Fille; Jeanne et Jeanneton; Irene; Le Petit Dragon; O Amitie!... ; La Vengeance Italienne; Le Temoin; Les Eaux du Mont-Dor; Une Femme Qui Se Jette par la Fenetre; L'Ours et le Pacha; La Grande Aventure; Heloise et Abailard; L'Ecarte; 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; Etre Aime 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; Zoe; Le Budget d'un Jeune Menage; L'Interieur d'un Bureau; La Pension Bourgeoise; La Famille du Baron; Le Quaker et la Danseuse; La Seconde Annee; Le Savant; Philippe; Les Heritiers 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; Leocadie; La Medecine sans Medecin; Fra-Diavolo; la Fiancee; La Neige; Le Macon; Fiorella; Leicester; La Favorite; Le Soprano; Le Chaperon; La Famille Riquebourg; Le Comte Ory. 320 pp. Vol. 12 [including opera libretti]: La Fee aux Roses; La Charbonniere; La Nuit de Noel; La Chanteuse Voilee; Le Puits d'Amour; Les Surprises; Didier L'Honnete Homme; Maitre Jean; Le Juif Errant; Dom Sebastien Roi de Portugal; La Barcarolle; Cagliostro; D'Aranda; L'Image; Le Guitarrero; Babiole et Joblot; Rebecca; Discours de Reception a l'Academie Francaise Prononce dans la Seance 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, Fetis, Halevy, Herole, Marliani, Masse, Meyerbeer, Paer, Rebel and Rossini. Eugene 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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        The Danubian Principalities, the Frontier Lands of the Christian and the Turk. By a British Resident of Twenty Years in the East

      (London): Richard Bentley, 1854. 2 vols. viii; 423; (i); viii; (9)-421 pages. Engraved frontispiece which with the first few pages is slighlty frayed in the fore-margin (and spotted), folding map. New yellow endpapers. Ex. lib. with erased pencilled assession numbers on verso of the title-page. Original blind stamped olive green cloth gilt bright, neatly recased with barely visible numbers at the base of the spine. With the bookplates of Charles Awdry. A bright tight set.. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo..

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        A leaf from Henry David Thoreau's "Moonlight" lecture delivered at Leyden Hall in Plymouth in October 1854, offering unique insight to his own writing style exhibited in Walden , which was published less than two months before "If my pages were written in larger character, I would extinguish these lamps & standing by a window read them by the light of the moon alone "

      n.p., [August-September 1854?]. 7.5 x 9.5". "Scarce Autograph Manuscript (unsigned), 1.25 pages, front and verso, 7.5"" x 9.5"", [n.p., n.d., but likely Concord, c. August-September, 1854], being a draft page from his Journal bearing the text of his ""Moonlight"" lecture delivered at Leyden Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts on October 7, 1854. With numerous autograph corrections and emendations. Moderate toning along one horizontal fold, some light wear in the left margin, else very good.Thoreau's manuscript reads in most part: ""I complain of arctic voyageurs that in their accounts they do not enough remind us directly or indirectly of the peculiar dreariness of the scenery?"and the perpetual twilight of the arctic night. So he whose theme is moon light will find it difficult to illustrate it with the light of the moon alone though this I think is necessary. I fear that I have not put duskiness enough into my night & moonlight walks. Every sentence should contain some twilight or night, at least the light in it should be the yellow or creamy light of the moon with at most a silvery radiance?"or the fine beams of stars and not the white or dazzling light of day. Occasionally a mere phosphorescence or gleaming as from rotten wood?"Nor should any complain if at rare intervals it is uncertain & wandering, far over treacherous bogs like an ignis fatuus. The peculiar dusky serenity of the sentences must not allow the hearer to forget that it is evening or night, though I do not warn him that it is dark of the darkness?"Otherwise he will of course presume a day light atmosphere. If my pages were written in larger character, I would extinguish these lamps & standing by a window read them by the light of the moon alone.""From October 1837 to November 1861, Thoreau kept a journal that started as a simple record of ideas which evolved into a writer's notebook, and eventually became the principal imaginative work of his literary career. The journal, the source for much of his published writing, was also a record of his personal life as well as his deep studies of the natural history of his native Concord. The journal ultimately filled forty-seven manuscript volumes. The last paragraph of the Original draft of Walden speaks to the words of this rare journal leaf: ""...but such is the character of that morrow which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.""The first portion of this passage appears on page 59 of Volume 8 of his Journal as published by Houghton Mifflin in 1906.While Manuscript pages from Walden, which are scarce but exist, routinely fetch $45,000-$70,000 at auction, we can find no similar manuscript in which he illuminates his so revered writing style."

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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods

      1854. first edition. A First Edition of Thoreau's Walden in a Fine Cosway-Style Binding[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. SMART, Richard, binder. THOREAU, Henry D[avid]. Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Small octavo (7 x 4 1/4 inches; 179 x 110 mm.). 357, [3, blank] pp. plus 8 pp. publisher?'s catalogue, dated June, 1854 (no priority), inserted between the rear endpapers. Plan of Walden Pond facing p. 307. Leaf 5.5 (pp. 73/4) expertly repaired in top 4 1/2 inches of blank outer margin with no loss of text. Last leaf of advertisements with some surface loss affecting the text of the first two entries. Some light foxing or staining to a few leaves, some top outer corner extremities very slightly rounded.Handsomely bound by Richard Smart (stamp-signed on rear turn-in) in a fine Cosway-Style binding of full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively bordered and tooled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Front cover with a fine oval watercolor (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches; 82 x 64 mm.) on ivoroid set under glass depicting Thoreau's cabin as shown on the title-page. Decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins, front doublure of brown morocco with a map of Walden-Pond in gilt, rear doublure with ?"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.?" stamped in gilt. Cream watered silk endleaves. A lovely example of a first edition American Classic in a fine Cosway-Style binding."Note on the advertisements: Most copies have publisher's advertisements inserted at back with varying dates of no known bibliographical significance. Copies have been seen with the advertisements dated April, 1854; May, 1854; June, 1854; Sept., 1854; Oct., 1854; and Sept., 1855. According to publisher's records, 2000 copies printed July 12, 1854, and published Aug. 9, 1854…" (BAL, volume 8, p. 254).?"Between the end of March 1845 and July 4, when he began occupation, the author constructed a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond, near Concord. There he lived alone until September 1847, supplying his needs by his own labor and developing and testing his transcendental philosophy of individualism, self-reliance, and material economy for the sake of spiritual wealth. He sought to reduce his physical needs to a minimum, in order to free himself for study, thought, and observation of nature and himself…When not engaged in domestic and agricultural labors, or in fishing, swimming, and rowing, Thoreau devoted himself enthusiastically to careful observation and recording of the flora and fauna of the locality, to writing his voluminous journals, and to reading ancient and modern poetry and philosophy. His thought about this experience was developed in the journals over a period of years, and the result is Walden, a series of 18 essays describing Thoreau?'s idealist creed as affected by and expressed in his life at the Pond?" (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature).?"Solid chunks of thought, in the midst of a solid chunk of nature, proving that the minimum of cash expenditure and of creature comfort may result in the maximum of acute observation and cerebration,—for almost a hundred [and fifty] years an inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity?" (Grolier, 100 American).Richard Smart is an expert binder from England who now lives and works from Vancouver BC.BAL 20106. Borst A2.1.a. Grolier, 100 American, 63.

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        Zur Theorie der Abelschen Funktionen. SS. 289-306. In: Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik. Hrsg. A. L. Crelle,. Band 047.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1854. - (25,5 x 21 cm). (2) IV, 375 S. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner aufsehenerregenden Arbeit über die Verallgemeinerung der elliptischen Funktionen. - Weierstrass, der neben Riemann als Begründer der Funktionentheorie gilt, hat die Arbeiten Abels weitergeführt und vielfach ergänzt. Im Gegensatz zu Riemann, der die geometrische Anschauung zu Hilfe nimmt, geht Weierstrass dabei rein analytisch vor. "Die überraschende Wahrnehmung, daß ein Lehrer am Gymnasium zu Braunsberg viele Jahre ganz in der Stille mit diesen abstrakten Untersuchungen sich beschäftigen, jeden Anlaß zur Publikation der einzelnen Fortschritte vermeiden, und erst dann damit hervortreten konnte ., als das Ganze zu einer Abrundung sich hinneigte, das forderte die höchste Bewunderung, ja rief in der ganzen mathematischen Welt ein Erstaunen hervor, das in der Geschichte unserer Wissenschaft fast einzig dasteht" (Meschkowski). - Titel verso gestempelt. Einband etwas berieben. - DSB 14, 219; Darmstaedter S. 513. - Der Band enthält zudem Arbeiten von Lejeune Dirichlet, Bierens de Haan, Tardy, Hermite und eine ca. 100 Seiten umfassende Abhandlung von Jacob Steiner (Über solche algebraischen Curven, welche einen Mittelpunct haben.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      B. S. Berendsohn, Hamburg 1854 - 1856.. 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. #FL0417

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        THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN, IN PARALLEL COLUMNS: ENGLISH AND HAWAIIAN. KA EUANELIO I KAKAUIA E IOANE

      Honolulu: Mission Press, 1854.. 101pp. Contemporary marbled boards, cloth spine, expertly repaired. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, later bookplate on front flyleaf. Some minor foxing. Very good. "The first portion of the Bible to be printed in both Hawaiian and English" - Forbes. This copy has a contemporary Hawaiian ownership inscription on the front pastedown: "E.C. Simonds, Honolulu, HI, 1854." FORBES 1976. JUDD 323.

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        La Ménagerie Parisienne

      [1854]. A Work of "Great Scarcity" Twenty-Four Superb and Very Amusing Hand-Colored Lithograph PlatesDORÉ, Gustave. La Ménagerie Parisienne. Paris: Au Bureau du Journal Pour Rire, n.d. [1854]. First edition. Oblong folio (9 9/16 x 12 7/8 in; 243 x 326 mm). Original printed title and twenty-four superb and very amusing original hand colored lithographed plates. Publisher's original green paper over boards, lettered on front cover in gold. Hinges and spine ends expertly restored. A Doré album of extreme rarity. OCLC records only five copies in institutional holdings worldwide, only one of which, the Michael Sadlier-Gordon Ray copy at the Morgan Library, is colored. According the ABPC, no copies have been seen at auction since at least 1923."Doré visited Paris with his parents in 1847. There he showed Charles Philipon some of his drawings, and the impressed publisher offered him employment as a caricaturist for his new Journal Pour Rire... His first lithographic album, published at the age of fifteen, was Les travaux d'Hercule. It and the more imposing albums which followed remain too little known even among Doré's ardent admirers because of their great scarcity. They show the artist at his most engaging, bearing witness to a lively sense of humor, now broad, now sophisticated... Though only Les Différents publics de Paris and Les folies gauloises are described below, Les Agréments d'un Voyage de Désagrément of 1851 and Les Ménagerie Parisienne of 1854 are almost equally amusing" (Ray, The Art of the Illustrated Book in France 1700-1914, p. 327). The plates:1. Lions2. Petits Lions, Lions adultes3. Lionnes4. Lionnes (Sortie de la messe d'1 heure)5. Lionnes et leurs petits6. Paons7. Rats (d'opéra)8. Rats (d'égout)9. Rats peintres (alias rapins)10. Rats de Jardin11. Loups12. Loups cerviers13. Vautours14. Les dindons et les oies15. Serpents16. Pies17. Crapauds18. Coq (de barriere)19. Tigre / Serin20. Pantheres21. Chouettes22. Vielles Pantheres23. Buses24. Oiseau de proie / Merlan

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta

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

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        Friederike von Eschwege, geb. Grimm, mit ihrem Sohn Ernst.

      . Radierung, auf Velin. 11,4:18,1 cm. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Kassel. Literatur: Stoll 147, I (von II), vor den waagrechten Strichen am Rand oben. Sehr guter Abdruck, auf die Plattenkante geschnitten und mit Büttenpapier angerandet. Friederike Grimm heiratete 1854 Rudolf von Eschwege, einen österreichischen Hauptmann, der auf Ludwig Emil Grimms Drängen seinen Dienst aufgab. Sie lebten mit ihren drei Kindern in Kassel, so daß der Künstler seine Enkelkinder aufwachsen sehen konnte. Von diesen Jahren schreibt Hermann Grimm: "Lebendiges Interesse nahm er nur an dem, was die eigene Familie betraf. Er zeichnete für seine Enkelkinder, wie einst für uns." (Aus: A. Stoll, Ludwig Emil Grimm. Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben. Leipzig 1911, S. 531).. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Zur Allerhöchsten Vermählungs-Feier ihrer k.k. apost. Majestäten Franz Josef und Elisabeth. (Wien 1854). Kolorierter u. goldgehöhter, lithogr. Einblattdruck (66 x 50 cm !) mit einem Gedicht v. Joh. Nep. Vogl. "Oesterreich's Frühlingsgruß" umgeben von Lanschaftszenen, Rankenwerk, einem Doppelporträt und Wappen. Lose in einer blindgepr. Prachtmappe mit Messingbuckel und Wappenrelief als Supralibros am VDeckel.

      . . Geschenkexemplar für das Haus Wittelsbach aus der Bibliothek von Schloß Tegernsee !

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - POINCARÉ Henri (1854-1912), mathématicien et physicien. L.A.S. adressée à un collègue. S.l.n.d. 1 p. ¼ in-8, à l'encre violette. À propos d¿un théorème mathématique. .« J'ai des raisons de penser qu'il était connu de Pythagore, mais les textes relatifs à ce philosophe sont si rares et si obscurs qu¿on ne peut rien affirmer. Il y est question cependant de certains 'gnomons' qui paraissent avoir quelques rapports avec ce théorème ».

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        Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S., Author of the ''Sylva'', to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Browne.

      Published for Henry, by his successors, Hurst and Blackett, London. 1854 - New edition in four volumes, corrected, revised and enlarged. Octavo. pp xl, 429; [vi], 396; xii, 399; iv, 448. Folding Pedigree of the Evelyn Family at end of second volume. Frontispieces in first and second volume. Plate in first volume. For the present set, the editor had access to the original manuscripts at Wotton, and many of the letters are published here for the first time. Nineteenth-century full calf, by Hatchard, gilt decorations in compartments and at edges, gilt rules, marbled edges and endpapers.Some foxing to the plates. Some light wear to the covers. A very good set indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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