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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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        NOTES AND MATERIALS FOR AN ADEQUATE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED DIVINE AND THEOSOPHER, WILLIAM LAW

      Privately Published, London 1854 - Title continues: Comprising an Elucidation of the scope and contents of The Writings of Jacob Bohme and of his great commentator, Dionysius Andreas Freher; Second free end paper is cracked and slightly torn; Pasted onto the verso is a printed notice dated 1861 stating 'The editor of this work has had a few copies of it corrected with the pen throughout.'; This copy does have periodic ink corrections; Also, above this notice is written 'Work of Reference. Presented to the Library of Edmund's College, Downay, France, by Christopher Walton, London, 1861'; xxxiv, 688 pages. Note pasted to Title verso refers to copies with hand corrections by editor, this copy has only on page with corrections; Limited to 500 copies; 688 pages; X-Reference library copy with number on spine and 'withdrawn' stamp on title page; includes fold-out of charts titled 'The Ground and Geniture of Deity and Nature'. Cloth bound in near very good condition;.

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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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        Reise-Erinnerungen aus Spanien . 2 Bände in einem Band. Mit 2 lithogr. Frontispize, 3 Holzschnittabbildungen im Text und einer lithogr. Karte.

      Purfürst,, Leipzig, 1854 - 22 x 14 cm. XVI, 247 / 269 S. ISBN: Keine. Späterer Bibliothekseinband: Halbleinen / halfcloth. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Papier leicht gebräunt. Vorsätze erneuert. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! EL9. (RE). Jpg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Türkei. Deutsch von Johannes Nordmann. 8 in 4 Bdn

      Wien, J. B. Wallishausser, 1854-1856. Hard Cover.Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Stellenw. stockfleckig, NaT. - Der französische Schriftsteller Alphonse Marie Louis Prat de Lamartine (1790-1869), berühmt durch seine "Méditations poétiques", Diplomat u. Abgeordneter, 1848 kurze Zeit Außenminister, zog sich nach dem Staatsstreich von 1851 völlig aus der Politik zurück. Aus Geldnot zum Schreiben gezwungen, verfaßte er u.a. mehrere historische Werke, darunter, ausgelöst durch den Krimkrieg, die Geschichte der Türkei, die sofort ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde. - Mit Quellenangaben in der Nachschrift zur Vorrede.

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        PNEUMATOLOGIE DES ESPRITS ET DE LEURS MANIFESTATIONS FLUIDIQUES - EN 6 VOLUMES - DU TOME 1 AU TOME 6 + ENVOI + LETTRE MANUSCRITE.

      VRAYET DE SURCY H. 1854 - R320066727: XVI + 475 + LXVI + 437 + XI + 503 + VIII + 468 + XV + 534 pages - TRaces de mouillures sur certains ouvrages , sans conséquence réelle sur la lecture - Des rousseurs - renfort papier kraft marron et 1 etiquette en coiffe en pied aux dos des ouvrages - pliures - + ENVOI + UNE GRANDE LETTRE MANUSCRITE SOMMAIRE : Tome 1 : Manifestations fluidiques . Tome 2 : Manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée I . Tome 3 : Manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée II . Tome 4 : Manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée III . Tome 5 : Manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée IV . Tome 6 : dEs esprits de l'esprit-saint et du miracle dans les six premiers et les six derniers siècles de notre ère, spécialement des résurrections de morts, des exorcismes, des apparitions, transports, etc. et relié à la suite, des esprits de l'esprit saint et du miracle, appendices et supplément. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 100-PHILOSOPHIE ET DISCIPLINES CONNEXES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fregatten Eugenies resa omkring jorden aren 1851-1853, under befol af C.A. Virgin

      Stockholm: Alfred Bonnier, [1854-5] - First edition. 2 vols. in one. 8vo. pp. vi, [i], 250 & v, [i], 224, [2]; 20 lithographed plates (of which 18 coloured), 6 wood-eng. plates, illusts. to text, 3 folding maps; some occasional light browning, else good in the contemporary half calf, gilt, original upper wrapper to first vol. bound in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [In Arabic script: cheragh haa rewshenaaa der asewl pezeshekea = Illumination of the fundamentals of medicine].

      Tabriz (Iran), dar al-Tabae [State Printing Office], 1271 AH [= 1854/55].. Folio (340 x 210 mm). [1],"194" [= 195], 108 [+ 4 blanks]; "240" [= 280]; [1], 5, 10 pp. A wholly lithographed book in nashk Arabic script, with 3 title-pages (all with decorative borders, the 1st and 3rd with elaborate floral and arabesque decoration), 56 lithographed anatomical illustration plates, a page of floral and arabesque decoration serving as a divisional "title" with almost no text, and the 1st and 2nd title-pages each followed by 2 text pages with elaborate floral and arabesque borders, the first page headed by the crowned Iranian emblem (a lion passant guardant, holding a sword in his right paw, with the sun issuant). Contemporary light brown goatskin, each board with blind single and double fillets forming a panel design, with 3 lozenge-shaped white parchment inlays with arabesque and floral decoration (a large one in the centre and a smaller one above and below), yellow paste-downs with a lithographed panel of elaborate arabesque and floral decoration.. Very rare first (and only?) edition of an extensive Persian-language medical handbook by Mirza Mohammad-Vali, chief physician of the army under the fourth Qajar Shah, Nasar al-Din (reigned 1848-1896). It is a pioneering work of Iranian printing, which introduced European anatomical illustration to Persian physicians and helped to promote the study of European medicine, primarily in the army. While the book provides a broad introduction to medicine in general, its most remarkable feature is the collection of anatomical illustrations: 56 lithographed plates showing human skeletons and bones; muscles, tendons and ligaments; internal organs (male and female); and the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems. They are based on European models such as Vesalius, Scarpa and Fabrici. For centuries Arabic medicine had been more advanced than that in Europe in many respects, so that European advances in the Renaissance were heavily dependent on the study and translation of Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and other ancient Arabic sources. But European advances in anatomy and surgery had proved their benefits in treating shrapnel and gunshot wounds, and European doctors and public health officials were learning to reign in infectious diseases that proved a growing problem in Iran, especially in the modern cities where the greater mobility of domestic and foreign travellers met crowded conditions and sanitary facilities that were no longer able cope. So with growing contacts between Persia and Europe, and with the Persian army increasingly facing and using European artillery in the course of the 19th-century, the government and army became important adherents of the study of European medicine. When the government established the Dal al-Fonun (ancestor of the University of Tehran) in 1851 it included a medical school to train army physicians. Mirza Mohammad-Vali, a physician in the Royal Persian Regiment, was appointed 'hakimbashiye nezam (chief physician of the army) by the Shah in 1852. While European missionaries and the Armenian city of New Julfa outside Isfahan had introduced letterpress printing to Iran in the 17th century, efforts to print the connected Arabic script needed to reach an Arabic- or Persian-speaking audience had failed to overcome the technical, economic and linguistic obstacles. Lithographic printing was introduced to Persia at Tabriz in 1821, but matured only in the course of the 1840s, which saw the first extensively illustrated books. The lower capital investment of lithographic production, and the fact that it could more easily render the Arabic scripts in various styles, lead to its dominance for several decades. The present book reflects the growing European influence not only in the illustrations, but also in the decoration. While it uses many traditional Arabic or Persian conventions of layout and ornament, the decorations mix traditional Islamic arabesques with similar designs using less stylized floral motifs that appear to derive from European sources. The Iranian emblem, a sort of coat of arms for the Persian state, may also reflect European influences. Its design had been revised under the second Shah of the Qajar dynasty, Fath-Ali (reigned 1797-1834) and it was apparently at that time that the crown shown here was added. The book has five series of page numbers. Fully fledged title-pages introduce series 1 and 4, but the other one appears near the end of series 3, on its p. 235. Series 5 opens with a decorative panel that may have been intended as a title-page, but one can see only traces of lettering in the central opening (perhaps it was borrowed from another publication and the old text was removed from the stone). In the first series of page numbers 15 was accidentally repeated, and in the second series 4 blank pages (on the backs of pages 33, 66, 81 & 108) were not included in the count. The title-pages are unnumbered but sometimes counted as page 1 and sometimes preceding page 1. A few other pages are unnumbered or misnumbered (including the last page of the third series), but without further disturbing the sequence. Series 2 has no title-page, and at least in the present copy the leaves of the first and second series of pages alternate in groups of a few dozen pages, giving a very irregular pagination. The anatomical plates are inserted in groups between the pages of this combined series 1 and 2. The book is printed on unwatermaked wove paper, possibly machine-made. Bound differently than the pagination suggests, with the first two series of page numbers combined to form a single subdivision (see above). Slightly browned and with a small restoration in the decoration of the main title-page (an owner's stamp may have been removed) but still in good condition. A half dozen pages are slightly dirty and there is an occasional minor marginal defect. The binding is slightly worn and much of the decoration of the inlaid parchment is lost, but the binding remains structurally sound. A rare and remarkable Iranian lithographic medical work, with 56 anatomical plates. - For lithography in Iran: Encyclopaedia Iranica (under Lithography, apparently unaware of the present work). For the author: Hormoz Ebrahimnejad, Medicine, Public Health, and the Qajar State, p. 51, and ibid., Medicine in Iran ... 1800-1925, (2014), note 131 on p. 190.

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        6 (4 eigenh.) Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Freiburg u.a., 1854-1872.. Zus. 10 S., 8° bis 4°.. Marilley mobilisierte Klerus und Kirchenvolk für den Sonderbund und verteidigte die Vorrechte der Kirche (bes. im Erziehungswesen) gegen die radikale Freiburger Regierung. Als er 1848 den Eid auf die neue Kantonsverfassung nur mit Einschränkung gestattete, wurde er auf Schloss Chillon inhaftiert und mit Zustimmung der Diözesanstände nach Frankreich ausgewiesen, von wo er 1856 zurückkehrte und u.a. Bischof von Lausanne und Genf sowie Erzbischof von Myra (Türkei) wurde. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Forest Life in Ceylon 2 volume set

      London: Hurst and Blackett. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Minor split at tail of lower joint of volume 2. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. 1854. Second Edition. Green hardback embossed cloth cover. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). viii, 400pp; 432pp, + ads. Heraldic book-plate 'Fothergill'. .

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

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

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        Forest Life in Ceylon. 2 volume set

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1854 - viii, 400pp; 432pp, + ads. Heraldic book-plate 'Fothergill'. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Minor split at tail of lower joint of volume 2. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down Green hardback embossed cloth cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Minnerl Clauß").

      Paris, 23. [?] IV. 1854.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Zu meinem Schrecken habe ich erfahren daß die für Sie gedachten Operngucker noch nicht fortgeschickt wurden obgleich ich sie schon vor meiner Abreise nach Deutschland an Sie expediren lassen wollte. Ich begreife nicht wie es gekommen aber man hat daran vergessen. Ich beeile mich Ihnen dieselben zukommen zu lassen und ich hoffe sie werden einige Tage nach diesem Brief glücklich bei Ihnen eintreffen [...]". - Wilhelmine Clauß-Szarvady studierte in Prag bei Josef Proksch Klavier, debütierte dort 1849, ehelichte 1855 den ungarischen Publizisten und Diplomaten Frigyes Szarvady und lebte seitdem mit ihm in Paris. Die Künstlerin, die von England aus ganz Europa als gesuchte Konzertpianistin bereiste, galt als Spezialistin für Scarlatti, Bach und Beethoven; von den zeitgenössischen Komponisten Berlioz, Liszt und Schumann wurde sie als Pianistin hoch gerühmt; Joachim Raff widmete ihr 1870 sein Klaviertrio No. 3 Op. 155.

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        Mikroskosmos. Ideen zur Naturgeschichte und Geschichte der Menschheit. Versuch einer Anthropologie. 3 Bde.

      . Leipzig, Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1854-64, 8°, XX, 349; VI, (2), 448; VI, (2), 616 pp., 3 Halbleinenbände d.Zt; rebacked.. Seltene erste Ausgabe - "Wegweisendes Hauptwerk Lotzes, der zu den Begründern der modernen Psychologie zählt und als der grösste deutsche Denker des 19. Jahrhunderts nach Hegel bezeichnet wird". Fr. Ueberweg - - In dieser für weite Kreise bestimmte Synthese der mechanischen Weltansicht mit dem Idealismus, gibt er die allgemeinste und umfassendste Darstellung seiner Weltsicht. - Das Werk, mit seinen 9 Bücher - Der Leib; Die Seele, Das Leben; Der Mensch; Der Geist; Der Welt Lauf; Die Geschichte; Der Fortschritt; Der Zusammenhang der Dinge. - "ist durch den formvollendeten Charakter seines Stils zu einem klassischen deutschen Literaturdenkmal geworden ... Lotze hat mit ihm dem die Natur behandelnden 'Kosmos' Alexander v. Humboldts ein Analogon für die geistige Welt zur Seite setzen wollen, unter der veränderten geistigen Situation seiner Zeit das Unternehmen von Herders 'Ideen zur Geschichte der Menschheit' wiederholend. Die gesamte Welt des Menschen ist sein Gegenstand. Seine Reflexionen zeigen ein der Natur Herders verwandtes Vermögen intuitiven Eindringens in die seelischen Zusammenhänge der historischen Welt." Fr. Ueberweg - "Lotze, welcher an Kenntniß der Naturwissenschaft unter den Vertretern der Philosophie eine hervorragende Stellung einnahm, hat in seinem musterhaften biologischen und psychologischen Schriften bezüglich der materiellen Vorgänge und Kräfte die mechanische Naturerklärung auf Grund exactester Forschung durchgeführt und erweitert." ADB - - Rudolf Hermann Lotze (1817-1881) was a German philosopher who attempted to reconcile the concepts of mechanistic science with the principles of romantic idealism. A student of both medicine and philosophy at Leipzig, he later lectured there in both fields, becoming a professor in 1842. In 1844 he succeeded Johann Friedrich Herbart as professor at Gottingen, and in 1881 he joined the faculty at Berlin. - His chief works are: Metaphysik (1841); Allgemeine Pathologie und Therapeutik als mechanische Naturwissenschaften (1842); Logik (1843); Physiologie (1851); Medizinische Psychologie (1852); Microcosmos, 3 vols. (1856-1864); System der Philosophie: Logik (1874); Metaphysik (1879) - - Logic and Metaphysics Forms of thinking -- logical laws -- are rooted in the demand for the good; reality is rooted in the good. The relation of the body -- mechanism -- and the soul -- teleology -- occurs by interaction, but how this occurs we cannot tell. - The body, according to Lotze, is a system of monads or spiritual forces. The soul is related to the brain. And it dominates the body. - - Ziegenfuß II, 96; Slg. Borst 2620

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

      London: Richard Bentley. 1854, 1854. First Parlour Book Case edition. 8vo. Publisher's embossed green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to faded spine. Minor sunning to extremities and a little light bumping and shelf wear. Strong and bright, a very good copy. Ink ownership to front pastedown. Internally clean, minor light spotting. A fairly detailed and fluent examination of the nature of superstition and belief in the uncanny, with numerous anecdotes and attempted interpretations. Scarce and interesting.

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        The Crimea War: Nine Holograph Letters from Lord Raglan to Fitzgerald De-Ros. March 3rd, 1854 - September 3rd, 1854

      1854., 1854. Nine letters written by Lord Raglan to the Baron De-Ros. Contained in an envelope on which De-Ros has written: "Lord Raglan's Letters to me alas alas". Beautifully presented in a recent half burgundy morocco book-box with 20 leaves of full transcriptions, notes, and biographies. Lord Raglan was chosen to command the British troops sent to fight the Russian army in the Crimea. He left London on 10th April, spent a few days in Paris, and reached Constantinople at the end of the month. At that time, the bulk of the British and French forces were in camp at Varna, awaiting instructions for a strike against Sebastopol in the Crimea. The present letters, dated from 3rd March to 3rd September 1854, span the period from leaving England, to the opening stages of the war, breaking off with the arrangements to transport the army from Varna to the Crimea. The sufferings and losses of the British Army wintering in the Crimea caused a storm of protest at home; the government fell, and the politicians made haste to shift responsability for the terrible hardships of the troops onto the commander and his staff. However, Raglan never returned from the Crimea to face them in person - he died out there on 28th June 1855. Raglan was instrumental in having De-Ros appointed Quarter Master General for the army in the Crimea, but within a few weeks of his arrival De-Ros fell ill, and was forced to return home to his post as Deputy-Lieutenant of the Tower of London. The letters mention the cholera, and several important names of the time, such as Lord Cowley, Sir John Burgoyne, Marshall Vaillant, 5th Duke of Newcastle, General Airey, Marshall Valinen, Colonel Beatson, Omar Pasha, Lady Cadogan, Rear Admiral Boxer, etc. All are included in the Biography section included. The letters show a great friendship and warmth between the correspondents and intelligent humour. A wonderful little pick at history.

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        L'Astronomie illustrée

      Frédéric-Charles Heitz 1854 - Strasbourg, Frédéric-Charles Heitz, 1854, in-4° (30 x 25.5 cm.), 72 pp. Illustré de 29 planches en noir. Traduite de l'anglais par G. X. Wagner. Édition revue par Oscar Wüst. Avec une préface de F. Sarrus. Cartonnage d'éditeur. Bords et coins frottés, rousseurs claires éparses, sinon en très bon état. Rédigé par le directeur d'une école publique à New York, Asa Smith, L'Astronomie Illustrée est devenu le livre américain le plus célèbre d'astronomie picturale du XIXème siècle. Ce travail, où la science et l'art se rencontrent, est une des publications les plus importantes d'iconographie astral publiées en Amérique. En plus de leur attrait esthétique, les illustrations astronomiques d'Asa Smith comprennent une des représentations les plus visuellement efficaces de l'Univers. Très rare ouvrage. Science and art come together in Asa Smith's astronomical illustrations in order to engage even the most difficult of audiences: students. Smith's Illustrated Astronomy became the most popular American pictorial astronomy book of the 19th century, demonstrating the important effect visual stimulus plays. Written by the principal of Public School N° 12 in New York City, Asa Smith, this work culminates in one of the most historically and artistically important manifestations of astral iconography published in America. Certainly, in addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the astronomical illustrations of Asa Smith comprise one of the most visually effective illustrations of the Universe. First edition in french. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHIKUDO SHIKUNSHI GAFU: ALBUM OF PAINTINGS OF THE FOUR PARAGONS. [Which are Woodcut Studies Of Bamboo, Chrysanthemums, Orchids & Plums]. Fashioned After the Great Chinese Classics:The Ten Bamboo Studio & Mustard Seed Garden

      OBSCURE & SUPERBLY PAINTED WORK, DONE IN THE CHINESE STYLE [Kyoto 1854, - Fujii]. Blue covers, accordion folded, titleslip, ca. 16.5 x 27 cm., covers faded, edges bit worn,solid,contents clean, solid, 2 volume set: 15+16 double leaves, 30double-page illustrations, complete. R A R E FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 22. IV. 1854. - ¾ S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An die Schriftstellerin und Komponistin Gräfin Elise Schlick (1790-1855): "Herr Ander hat die Gefälligkeit gehabt, mir einige Lieder zu überreichen, welche Sie mir zu überschicken die Güte hatten. Ich war im höchsten Grade erfreut dadurch zu erfahren, dass Sie, gnädige Frau, deren Name mir bisher als der einer Beschützerin und ausgezeichneten Liebhaberin der Kunst bekannt war, sich auch auf sehr glückliche Weise als schaffende Künstlerin bewähren [ ]". - Der Schüler Simon Sechters übernahm er 1841 die Leitung der Mainzer Liedertafel und wurde dort 1845 zusätzlich Kapellmeister des Nationaltheaters. 1847-69 war E. Kapellmeister an der Wiener Hofoper, deren Direktion er übergangsweise 1860/61 innehatte.

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        Untersberg in den Berchtesgadener Alpen, im Vordergrund Figurenstaffage auf einer Landstraße.

      - Öl, auf Papier, links unten ritzsigniert „Ernestine von Lipowsky, geborene von Eder", rechts unten bezeichnet „Untersberg". 13,7:19,6 cm. Nagellöchlein in den unteren Ecken. Minimaler Einriß links unten. Frische und dynamische, sicher vor Ort entstandene Landschaftsstudie, die eine intensive Beschäftigung mit der Münchner Freilichtmalerei erkennen läßt. Die Tochter des Münchner Landrichters Eder heiratete nach 1854 Felix Friedrich Freiherr von Lipowsky (1824-1900), Jurist, Ministerialrat und Regierungspräsident von Niederbayern. Gemäß der Vita ihres Mannes zog sie anschließend nach Moosburg. 1862 wurde ihr Mann nach München berufen, 1871 nach Landshut. Von hier sind jährliche Sommeraufenthalte meist in München und Tirol zu belegen. Nach 1895 kehrte die Familie nach München zurück.

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        Ida May: A Story of Things Actual and Possible; Caste: A Story of Republican Equality; Agnes: A novel Three Volumes

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Company, 1854, 1856, 1858. First editions. Very Good. 12mo, iv, [3] - 478pp, Sabin 62829; [2], [2] - 540pp, Sabin 62828; [2], [5] - 509, [1], & [6]pp. Bound alike in later 19th century half crushed olive morocco & marbled paper over boards by P. B. Sanford (signed), the spines in six coampartments separated by raised bands, lettered or decorated in gilt in all compartments. Top edges gilt. Spines uniformly mellowed to a rich brown, bindings lightly rubbed, moderate foxing. Three volumes representing the complete works of Mary Hayden Green Pike. The first title, "Ida May", is the story of a female white child born to wealthy parents in Pennsylvania who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. "Caste" addresses the issue of discrimination and is the tale of a mixed-race woman forbidden to marry a white man. The final title, "Agnes", is set during the American Revolution.

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        Catching Rabbits

      New York 1854 - Catching Rabbits Published: New York 1848 Medium: Lithograph with original hand-coloring

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        Forest Life in Ceylon. 2 volume set

      London Hurst and Blackett 1854. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Minor split at tail of lower joint of volume 2. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down Second Edition Green hardback embossed cloth cover 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). viii, 400pp; 432pp, + ads. Heraldic book-plate 'Fothergill'.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weimar, 27. II. 1854.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen Freund: "Mehrmals schon hat Liszt in diesen Tagen mit mir und Andren über Deine Angelegenheit gesprochen und mir soeben den besonderen Auftrag ertheilt, Dir seine bestimmte Meinung über dieselbe mitzutheilen. Dieselbe besteht rundweg darin, daß Du nothgedrungen sein wirst Dich zu schlagen. Er ist festen Willens, sobald Du ihn in ein paar Zeilen darum ersuchst, nach Dresden hinüberzukommen, etwa drei Tage dort zu bleiben und in Deiner Angelegenheit die nöthigen Schritte zu thun. Er weiß nicht, inwiefern Du schon Schritte gethan hast um Dir Genugthuung zu verschaffen, läßt Dich aber ersuchen, allen öffentlichen Skandal, auf den Deine Arretirung und dergl. folgen könnte, zu vermeiden. Er kennt drüben sächsische Offiziere die in solchen Dingen den Comment verstehen [...], die er zu dieser Angelegenheit in Anspruch nehmen kann. Er sagt, es habe damit durchaus keine Eile, Du könntest eine Zeit lang Schießübungen machen, so daß das Duell auf der Gränze und mit Verhütung polizeilicher Dazwischenkunft etwa im Lauf des Frühjahres stattfinden möge [...]".

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        Norfolk Isle & The Chola Widow

      Santa Rosa, CA: Nawakum Press. Fine+. 2011. Signed by Illustrator. Cloth. Letterpress printed on Rives Heavyweight with engravings printed from original wood blocks. Artist designed patterned paper over boards, quarter bound in gold stamped black goatskin and housed in a Japanese book cloth clamshell box. Additional 2-color wood engraving of Herman Melville printed and signed by the artist, in a paper chemise. The books are numbered 1-20 and signed by the artist. This book is numberered 10 ; A cherished assumption among those who love Moby Dick is that this masterwork is all that Melville wrote, or needed to write. But postwar readers, especially since the 1960s, have truly dispensed with such assumptions. They have come to learn that this writer of America's greatest sea-epic could write quite impressively on a small scale. Norfolk Isle and the Chola Widow first appeared in the May, 1854 issue of Putnam's Magazine, as the eighth of a ten-sketch work, set in the Galapagos Islands and titled The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles. It is the longest by far of the ten Encantadan sketches, and it is the work's climax and heart. It has been described as an ignored gem for its sparse narration, feminist focus, and complex position on faith. Published with an Introduction written by leading Melville scholar and professor of English at Hofstra University, John Bryant. He is the author of five published books on Melville and the general editor of The Melville Society, one of the oldest and largest single author societies in America. He is currently at work on a soon to be published new biography of Herman Melville. Published with original, commissioned wood engravings by Rik Olson, California illustrator and fine artist. He is acknowledged as a living master of wood engraving and studied under such artists as Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge. He has lived, studied, and exhibited in Italy, Germany, and the United States .

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        History of Greece ( 12 Volumes. Fine Set )

      John Murray, London 1854 - Complete in 12 volumes. Books measure 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartments, leather title labels, inner and outer dentelles, full marble edges, marble endpapers. At some time, but not recently, each volume has been professionally rebacked, ( suberbly done ), calf very light rubbed, occasional minor abrasion mark. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate to endpapers, some light browning to titles. Pages in very good clean condition. A superb set, in very attractive bindings. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mindesmerker af Middelalderens Kunst i Norge. Udguivne af Foreningen til Norske Fortidsmindesmerkers Bevaring med Text af (...).

      Christiania 1854-55. Tverrfolio. Samtidig skinnryggbind. Upaginert 10 litograferte plansjer.. Navn i samtidig hånd på foromslaget. Plansjene er med motiver fra "Hedals Kirke i Valders", "Ringsagers Kirke", "Reinlids Kirke i Valders", "Huruems Kirke i Valders", "Lomens Kirke i Valders", "Borgunds Kirke i Sogn". De to plansjene fra Borgund tydeligvis fra et senere hefte

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Prag, 7. II. 1854.. ½ S. Qu.-Folio.. 18 Takte (vier Systeme) "Andante assai" aus seinem 3. Violinquartett. - Der aus Hamburg gebürtige Evers trat bereits mit 12 Jahren öffentlich auf. 1838 Schüler Mendelssohns, kam er bald darauf in Paris mit Chopin in Berührung und war dort als Pianist und Komponist erfolgreich tätig. Er ließ sich 1841 in Wien nieder und eröffnete 1858 in Graz eine Musikalienhandlung, kehrte jedoch als Klavierlehrer 1872 nach Wien zurück. Sein Werk umfasst über hundert Kompositionen, unter anderem vier Klaviersonaten, Chansons d'amour, Etüden, Salonstücke, Tänze und Lieder.

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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, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionleather 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, Book

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        The Practical Fly Fisher; More Particularly for Grayling or Umber

      London: Charles Farlow. Leeds: J. Swallow, 1854. First edition. Illustrated with 10 engraved plates. iv, 58, [2, list of subscribers] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, upper board titled in gilt. About fine. Bookplate and owner signature of Frederick Turner, 1855. With ten comparative plates The plates depict 62 flies, showing real and artificial ones side by side for comparison.

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        Russia In Europe

      A. & C. Black, Edinburgh 1854 - From General Atlas of the World. P. 23. Engraved by S. Hall, Bury Strt. Bloomsbury. Printed in Colours by W. M. McFarlane, Edinburgh. Sheet size: 24 3/4 x 17 3/4". Inventory#: p1498pmat.

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