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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

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: DeWitt & Davenport, 1854. 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.. Leatherette. Very Good Minus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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      Wien bzw. ohne Ort, 1854-1868 bzw. o. J.. Zus. 5 S., 8° u. Gr.-8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "[...] Am 14. Januar 1845 gründete er zusammen mit Emil Du Bois-Reymond und anderen Schülern des Physikers Heinrich Gustav Magnus die Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin'. Aus dieser Gesellschaft ging später die Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft hervor'. In Wien war er Mitglied der Kerngruppe der berühmten Wiener Klinischen Medizin, der u.a. Carl von Rokitansky, Ferdinand von Hebra und der Anatom Josef Hyrtl angehörten. Mit Hyrtl kam es auch zu heftigen akademischen Auseinandersetzungen. Brückes physiologisch-anatomische Arbeiten waren umfassend und erstreckten sich in Königsberg auf die Erforschung der Augenmuskulatur. In Wien traten Forschungen zur Verdauungsphysiologie, zur Wirksamkeit des Pepsins, zu Harn und Gallenfarbstoff sowie zur Blutgerinnung hinzu. In den vergleichenden zellphysiologischen Studien bewies er die Essensgleichheit des Protoplasmas bei Pflanzen und Tieren. Im Anschluss an Max Schultze (1825-1874) deutete Brücke das Protoplasma als bedeutenden Bestandteil der Zelle und diese mit Rudolf Virchow als Elementarorganismus des Lebendigen. Für lange Zeit richtungsweisend waren auch Studien zur Reizbewegung, die Brücke an Mimosa pudica vornahm. Weit über die Physiologie hinausweisend, aber doch immer von ihr geleitet waren schließlich seine philologisch-ästhetischen Arbeiten zu Phonetik, Versmaß und Farblehre" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Knickspuren. -

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        Hard Times

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1854. For These Times. Octavo (185 x 123 mm). Contemporary green half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 50 plates. Spine slightly discoloured, top edge gilt a little faded, corners of boards faintly worn, very light spotting to prelims else internally bright. An excellent copy. First edition in book form, handsomely bound and extra-illustrated with 51 inserted engraved plates from later editions.

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        Hard Times for These Times

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), pages: viii:352, original olive green moire cloth, blindstamped borders to sides, spine blindstamped and lettered in gilt including Price 5/- at base of spine. Spine sunned, some sunning to sides, headbands a little bumped and with several tiny nicks, small dark mark on upper cover, but overall the binding very good. Internally inner joint between half-title and title pulled but holding well, crack at inner gutter between pages 224 and 225 but very firm. Small contemporary personal bookplate pasted to front free endpaper, tiny hole in front free endpaper. Signature and date, 1917, in ink on the upper blank margin of the title. Overall a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Geschichte des Tabaks und anderer ähnlicher Genußmittel. Mit Abbildungen.

      Frankfurt, H. L. Brönner, 1854.. XXII + 440 S. HLd. der Zeit.. Mit allen XVIII Tafeln. - Besitzsign. u. St. a. V., stellenweise stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. berieben. - Sehr selten.

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        CANTICA SACRA; A COLLECTION OF CHURCH MUSIC, EMBRACING BESIDES SOME NEW PIECES, A CHOICE SELECTION OF German and English Chorals, Set Pieces, Chants, etc.,

      The Hudson Book Company, Hudson, OH, U.S.A. 1854 - Has HEAVY wear and soil to covers. CLEAN TEXT. Thank you for your purchase from Sunset Books! Help Promote World Literacy, GIVE a Book as a GIFT!! In stock, Ships from Ohio. WE COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES!!!! (SEE PICTURES)!! From the Best European and American Authors; Adapted to the Various Meters in use; With The Text in German and English by J. J. Fast, Evangelical Lutheran Minister, Canton, Ohio. Missing FFly, Missing most of German Title page, Missing most of last page of English Index, Missing RFly, worn corners, extensive foxing, Binding is loose, pages are fragile. WIDE 12mo with disintegrated leather hinge. Currently we are scanning in each page of this historical volume and will offer it by 2/2012 in PDF on a CDRom or DVD in clean printable format. Price is yet to be determined. If the volume sells prior to completion of scanning, it will not be shipped until scanning is completed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arago's Astronomy [Presentation copy]

      George Routledge and Company, London 1854 - Extremely Rare 1854 Edition. Popular Lectures on Astronomy. Translated, with notes by Walter K. Kelly. Fourth edition, revised to the present time by the Rev. L. Tomlinson. Tape on spine (see photo), Essex Institute bookplate presentation plate from Martha Peabody [Library of Francis Peabody - Essex Institute]. Binding solid. Table of contents and list of illustrations in photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre De Mormon Recit Ecrit De La Main De Mormon Sur des plaques prises des plaques de Nephi

      Paris: Imprimerie De Marc Ducloux Et Compagnie, Rue de Tournon, 7., [c.1854]. Second printing. Hardcover. 519 pp. Duodecimo [17 cm]; black pebbled cloth with gilt bands and title on the backstrip. Decorative endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. Corners bumped and rubbed. Cloth splitting at hinges between the boards and backstrip. Although the title page states 1852, this second edition was actually printed sometime in 1854. The only difference between the first printing and the second printing is the address on the title page. This second edition reads "PARIS RUE DE TOURNON, 7." at the bottom of the title page. Translated primarily by Curtis Bolton from July 1850 to January 1852, with help from a former Jesuit and Catholic priest by the name Baptiste Wilhelm. Wilhelm helped to translate the first eighty-five or so pages, but quit due to John Taylor's refusing to print a pamphlet he penned. Regardless of the information on the title page John Taylor knew very little French and did not help to translate the book. A very attractive and very clean copy. Flake/Draper 715. Crawley 656. Jacobs 137B. Auerbach 1186.

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        6 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1854-1860.. Zus. 25 S., 8°.. "[...] From the mid 1850's onwards O'Sullivan secretly takes part in the expansionist agenda of Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, thus becoming a member of the broad but informal network surrounding the prince. Together they develop a daring project, though one that will remain hypothetical, consisting of a Belgian military action during the Crimean War. O'Sullivan begins to work on a new definition of the concept of neutrality; a concept that will be abandoned in exchange for territorial acquisition. The goal is that Belgium will become more independent of France through a deeper connection to the allies during the war; and that territorial expansion will be on the Rhine, at the cost of Prussia, rather than of Holland, which is what the Duke of Brabant had in mind. A second line of thought concerns the aftermath of the Crimean War, when, in O'Sullivan's opinion, the Ottoman position will be seriously weakened, making it possible for Belgium to occupy certain parts of the empire. O'Sullivan shows himself in his correspondence with the prince to be a hardliner expansionist, willing to topple the Sultan and replace him with a Christian, preferably Catholic, king recruited in Belgium, where a tradition of political neutrality existed. A few years later, upon the Duke of Brabant's return from Constantinople via Trieste in May 1860, O'Sullivan delivers a memorandum to the prince entitled Memoire sur la formation d'une compagnie belge dans l'archipel mediterraneen'. This memo comprises a scheme to occupy an island in the eastern Mediterranean (Crete or Cyprus), that will be bought or leased from the Sultan, and provides a blueprint for commercial exploitation under the protection of Leopold I, with the Duke of Brabant as president of the Board of Directors [...]" (Dr. Jan Anckaer). - 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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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Prag u.a., 1854-1859.. Zus. 49 S., Kl.-8° u. 8°.. "[...] Erst durch ihre zweite Stiefmutter und durch ihre deutsche Gouvernante, Marie Kittel, wurde sie [Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach] in deutsche Sprache und Literatur eingeführt. Diese deutsche Gouvernante und Maries Vetter Moritz waren es, welche die Begabung Maries erkannten [...]" (Naxos). - Marie Kittl hat später als Erzieherin der Tochter König Leopolds, der Prinzessin Charlotte, ein ansehnliches Jahresgehalt erhalten und hatte dadurch die Möglichkeit "von Zeit zu Zeit einen neuen, hübsch ausgestatteten Band in kleiner Auflage erscheinen zu lassen und einige Exemplare an Freunde zu verschenken" (Ebner-Eschenbach, Meine Kinderjahre). - 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. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest. Now First Published from Official Records and Other Authentic Documents, Private as well as Public. In Eight Volumes. 3/4 Calf Bindings By Morrell. Together with a FOUR-PAGE SIGNED LETTER, Loose.

      Henry Colburn 1854. With A Portrait of Every Queen and 8 Extra Title Pages Each with a Vignette. THE LETTER: A loosely inserted, SIGNED Hand Written Four-Page Letter Dated, May.14, 1861. Measuring: 8 X 6 Inches (unfolded). a Little browning/offsetting, Otherwise clear and Sharp. BINDINGS: The eight volumes are bound by MORRELL in 3/4 calf with five raised bands, gilt ruling and lettering to spines, marbled endpapers, and top edges gilt. CONDITION: light scuffing to spines. hinges beginning to crack (but all still firm and tight). volume one with a damp stain affecting the corners of the frontis and extra title page; the dedication and contents pages trimmed at the bottom (possible as they were originally printed, well away from the text), internally all volumes are clean and tight. A HANDSOME SET WITH THE ADDED ATTRACTION OF THE LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR. IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PLEASE EMAIL ME.

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        Conversations - Lexikon. Kurze aber deutliche Erklärung von allem Wissenswerthen auf dem Gebiete der Religion, Philosophie, Geschichte, Geographie, Sprache, Literatur, Kunst.

      Herder,, Freiburg, 1854 - 5 Bde. Freiburg, Herder, 1854 - 1857. Gr.8°. OHalbleder - Einbände, Farbschnitt. Einbände nur geringfügig berieben, Papier leicht gebräunt, wohlerhaltene Reihe. (s. Foto) Sprache: ger/deu Einbände nur geringfügig berieben, Papier leicht gebräunt, wohlerhaltene Reihe. (s. Foto) OHalbleder - Einbände, Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, 1854, Volumes VI & VII, 52 issues bound in one Volume

      F. Gleason, Boston 1854 - A weekly illustrated journal/newspaper, numerous woodcut illustration, 52 consecutive issues, complete for the year 1854, 416 pp & 414 pp. This is a bound volume containing the entire year of papers published in 1854. The set runs from Whole No. 131 (Jan 7, 1854, Vol VI - No. 1) through Whole No. 182 (Dec 30, 1854 - Vol VII, No 26). The issues are packed with illustrated news and current events, national and international, of the day. The Perry Expedition to Japan was in progress during this period and the issues contain the following Japan related material: a 1/8 woodcut portrait of Commodore M. C. Perry; "Mount of Pleasures and Japanese Harbor" (front page illustration with article); "Jeddo, Capital of Japan" (article with 6 illustrations; four well illustrated articles on "Japanese Scenes" and a 10 part series of articles (not illustrated) by Rev. Luther Farnham on "Japan and the Japanese." The year of 1854 was the last year that this publication was published under this name. Starting in 1855, it took on the name of it's new owner and was called "Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion." ~ Condition. The individual papers are in Very Good condition. The binding is in Fair condition. The front inside hinge is cracked and the front cover and spine covering have pulled away from the spine. This could be easily repaired. The first two issues (ca 50 pages) and the free front end pages are loose. The balance of the binding is solid. There is no foxing. The individual issues are light tan but the paper remains supple. There are a few 1-2 inch tears in the margins. The individual issues are in much better condition than normally found. ~~ Heavy book and additional postage will be required and quoted based upon the destination. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description du Royaume Thai ou Siam, comprenant la topographie, histoire naturelle, mœurs et coutumes, législation, commerce, industrie, langue, littérature, religion, annales des Thai et précis historique de la mission,

      P., Au profit de la Mission de Siam 1854, - 2 volumes in-12, 488 et 425 pp., illustré de 16 planches hors texte, de quelques vignettes dans le texte et d'1 carte dépliante, reliures demi-veau, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Une restauration angulaire à la carte. Dos passés, rousseurs par endroits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1 [STANISLAS I (roi de Pologne) et MENOUX (Joseph de)]. Reponse au Discours qui a remporte le Prix de l'Academie de Dijon. Sur cette question : Si le Retablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribue a epurer les Moeurs. Par un citoyen de Geneve. S.l., 1751. 34 p., (1) f. blanc 2- ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques). Observations de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, de Geneve. Sur la reponse qui a ete faite a son Discours. S.l. [Paris], 1751. 62 p. et (1) f. blanc. 3- Discours qui a remporte le prix de l'Academie de Dijon. En l'annee 1750. Sur cette Question proposee par la meme Academie : Si le retablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribue a epurer les moeurs. Par un citoyen de Geneve. Geneve, Barillot, s.d. [1750]. (6) p. de titre et preface, 66 pp. 4- ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques). J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve, A Mr. D'Alembert (...) sur son Article Geneve dans le VIIme volume de l'Encyclopedie, et particulierement sur le projet d'etablir un theatre de comedie en cette ville. Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1758. (1) f. blanc, XVIII-264 pp., (8) p. d'avis de l'imprimeur, errata, avis pour le relieur, catalogue M.-M. Rey.

      . 4 ouvrages relies en un volume in-8, plein veau marbre de l'epoque, dos a nerfs richement garni de caissons fleuronnes et cloisonnes, piece de titre de maroquin fauve, tranches rouges. 1- Edition originale. (Conlon, 'Ouvrages relatifs a J.J. Rousseau', n°2). 2- Edition originale de la reponse de Rousseau a la brochure de Stanislas Leszczynski (cf. ci-dessus). (Dufour, n°23, p. 24). 3- Edition originale, sans le frontispice. Selon Gagnebin, l'ouvrage aurait ete imprime a Paris, par les soins de Diderot, pour le compte du libraire Pissot. "Le livre qui rendit Rousseau celebre". (Dufour, I, p. 13. Gagnebin, III, 1854). Bel exemplaire de cet ensemble des principales pieces relatives a l'une des controverses les plus fecondes des Lumieres, tres frais, bien relie a l'epoque, grand de marges (187 x 119 mm)..

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        MEMORIE SPETTANTI ALLA STORIA, AL GOVERNO E ALLA DESCRIZIONE DELLA CITTA' E CAMPAGNA DI MILANO NE' SECOLI BASSI. Raccolte ed esaminate. Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte. 1854-1857.

      Francesco Colombo, Milano - Opera completa in sette volumi, dedicata all'Arciduca Pietro Leopoldo. Seconda edizione. Cm.21,7x14. Pg.LXIV, 704; 764; 804; 896; 824; 660; 364, 280. Legature in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Tagli spruzzati. Con due carte topografiche della città in grande formato, una carta corografica dell'"Ager Mediolanensis Medi Aevi", incise da G. Demeczynski, due ritratti e 135 tavole, 25 delle quali fuori testo. Frontespizi con vignetta calcografica in cornicetta decorativa. L'Opera si apre con "Cenni sul Conte Giorgio Giulini" di M. Fabi, con relativa bibliografia, non presente nella prima edizione. Il settimo volume comprende "Documenti illustrativi ed Indice generale della Storia della Città e Campagna di Milano". Seconda edizione di questa fondamentale opera di storia milanese, stampata la prima volta tra il 1760 e il 1775, compilata dallo storiografo Giorgio Giulini (Milano, 1714-1780) per incarico dell'Imperatrice Maria Teresa d'Asburgo. La narrazione ha inizio con la fine del dominio longobardo (774 d.c.) e descrive con dovizia il periodo carolingio e visconteo, fino al 1447. Rispetto alla prima edizione qui compaiono integrazioni riguardanti il il periodo antecedente (dal 600 a.c.) e quello successivo, dal 1447 al 1481, relativo al governo degli Sforza. 5700 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eventyr. 2. oplag.

      . Kjöbenhavn: Reitzel 1854. Med 125 Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af V. Pedersen, skaarne i Trae af Ed. Kretzschmar. (4) + 522 s. Samtidigt halvlaeder med forgyldt rygtitel. Lidt gulplettet. Navn pa forsatspapir. 2nd issue. Copenhagen: Reitzel 1854. With 125 woodcuts by Ed. Kretzschmar after drawings by V. Pedersen. Bound in contemporary half calf decorated with goldornaments on spine. Somewhat, weakly, foxed. Old name on first free endpaper. * Identical with the first edition [1850] except from the new titelpage. B.F.N. 650..

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        The Rappers

      New York: H. Long & Brothers, 1854. By A Searcher After Truth. The Rappers: or, The Mysteries, Fallacies, and Absurdities of Spirit-Rapping, Table-Tipping, and Entrancement. New York: H. Long & Bothers, 1854. 2 leaves of plates, 282pp, vi, 2 p. ads. 12mo., 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Original red cloth with gilt lettering and device in gilt to spine. Boards with decorative border stamped in blind, with image to front board in gilt. Spine a bit darkened and lightly worn at head, otherwise quite sharp. Light foxing to a few gatherings at rear otherwise a bright and tight copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        As Superintendent of West Point, Robert E. Lee signs the discharge papers of German-born Army Private Adam Straley who had enlisted for and completed five years service

      "Partly Printed Document Signed ?R.E. Lee? as Brevet Colonel Corps of Engineers, 1 page, 7.5? x 9.25? (visible). West Point, April 11, 1854. At the time, Lee was the Superintendent of the U.S. Academy at West Point. American eagle vignette at top center beneath engraved ?Army of the United States.? On parchment, folds, minor flaws, adequate contrast. Double matted and framed to 12.75? x 16?. Faintly penned notation at bottom under ?Character? signed ?George H. Thomas? (very light) as instructor. In apparent Very Good condition. In part, ?Know Ye, that Adam Straley a Private ... The U.S. Military Academy ... Detachment Regiment of Dragoons ...enlisted the Eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and Forty-nine to serve Five Years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of having Served his full term of Enlistment. Said Adam Straley was born in Baden in the State of Germany is Twenty Seven years of age Five feet Six inches high Ruddy complexion Gray eyes Light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Laborer ...? Born in Baden, Germany, Adam Straley (1826-1910) Americanized the spelling of his family name from Stroehle and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1849.Robert E. Lee, West Point Class of 1829, was appointed Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1852 by President Franklin Pierce?s Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, West Point Class of 1828. Lee served until 1855 when he accepted appointment as a Lieutenant Colonel in the newly established 2nd U.S. Cavalry. George H. Thomas (1816-1870), West Point Class of 1840, returned to Military Academy in 1851 as a Cavalry and Artillery instructor. He remained at West Point until 1854. The future Union General became known as the ?Rock of Chickamauga.?"

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        A genealogical & chronological chart of the royal and distinguished houses of Europe, from the earliest periods to the present time, with the arms, flags & principal orders of knighthood belonging to each.

      Charles & Edwin Layton, 1854, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, First EditionSize: 70cm x 51cm, Lithographed title, chromolithographed frontispiece, dedication and 24 pages concertina, mounted on linen, with hand-coloured coats of arms and insignia at head and some hand-colouring in text. Title page is foxed with light waterstain on the corner, some other sheets with browning and some waterstaining at the begining to a few text pages. Original cover is worn, hinges breaking, a restoration might be useful. The pages with the charts and coats of arms are in good condition, unmarked. Very scarce, only 3 copies in WorldCat. This is a huge and heavy volume. Photo available upon request, Livre

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        "Trio aus dem Marsche meiner Oper Die Franzosen vor Nizza'". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U. ("JFKittl").

      Prag, 14. Februar 1854.. 1 S. Qu.-4to.. Die ersten 16 Takte aus dem Trio (in As-Dur); das Libretto zu Kittls "Bianca und Giuseppe oder Die Franzosen vor Nizza" - so der vollständige Titel - stammt von Richard Wagner nach Heinrich Koenigs Roman "Die hohe Braut" (1848).

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

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

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        Regina von Emmertz. Skådespel i fem akter. Musiken af J.A. Södermann j:r.

      Helsingfors, Finska Litteratur-Sällskapets Tryckeri, Förf:s förlag, 1854. Samtidigt hldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning. False slidte og lidt svage. Med egenhændig dedikation på fribladet "Fru Johanne Louise heiberg/ värdnadsfullt/ af/ författaren". Originaltrykket med fornem proveniens og historie. I et brev fra Topelius, som findes i Heiberg-arkivet, anbefaler han sit stykke "Regina von Emmertz" til opførelse og hvori han samtidig anbefaler Johanne Louise Heiberg som skuespillerinde. Om skuespillet har fru Heiberg udtalt "Stykket kan vel næppe bruges."

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        Neurologische Untersuchungen.

      Göttingen, Wigand, 1854.. (24 x 16 cm). XVI, 244 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe. Die 25 überwiegend in den Nachrichten der kgl. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen veröffentlichten neurophysiologischen Arbeiten werden hier erstmals gesammelt herausgegeben, in nur geringfügig überarbeiteter Form. Enthalten ist auch seine berühmte, zusammen mit G. Meissner verfasste Arbeit "Ueber das Vorhandensein bisher unbekannter eigenthümlicher Tastkörperchen (Corpuscula tactus) in den Gefühlswärzchen der menschlichen Haut..." (vgl. Garrison-Morton 1460). - Vorsatz gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einband gering berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch-H. V, 816

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        Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the Insects of the islands of the Madeiran group.

      London, J. van Voorst, 1854. Large-4to (300 x 230mm). pp. xliii, 634, with 13 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine. A rare work as only 50 copies were subscribed. Thomas Vernon Wollaston (1822-1878) was forced by ill heatlth to spend winters in Madeira, where he collected extensively. He published over 40 papers but his most important work was his 'Insecta Mederensia'. The excellent plates were drawn by J.O. Westwood. A few plates with some minor foxing.///Nissen ZBI, 4440.

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        The Poetical Works.

      . A New Ed. London: Edvard Moxon 1854. With engr. portr. & engr. titlepage. XXIV + 702 pp. Light brown full polished calf, spine richly gilt, marbled edges..

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        The Carpenter's Assistant: Containing A Succinct Account Of Egyptian, Grecian, And Roman Architecture/ Also, A Description Of The Tuscan, Doric, Corinthian And Composite Orders; Together With Specifications, Practical Rule And Tables For Carpenters, And A Glossary Of Architectural Terms..............Revised, Improved And Enlarged With Additions On Rural Architecture; Embracing Plan, Elevations, Ground, &c, &c, Of Cottages, Villas, And Farm Buildings; Including New And Valuable Designs For Church Edifices BY LEWIS. E. ROY, Architect

      Boston: Edward Livermore, 1854. Fourth Edition. leather_bound. Handsomely recased in modern full brown leather. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 140 pages. 28 1/2 x 24 cm. First published, 1848. Fifty full-page engraved plates and sixty wood engravings. Uncommon publication, being both a builder's guide and house pattern book." HITCHCOCK. 219. KARPEL B268. "Contains a supplement on rural architecture by Louis E. Joy. This edition is of special interest for the manner in which it is illustrated; it contains `old fashioned' full page copper engravings of the orders interleaved with more up-to-date wood engravings on the text leaves. The additions on rural architecture include Gothic and Tudor cottages, and Elizabethan and Italian villas. When first published it was a late Greek revival pattern book. " Scattered intermittent foxing, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt.

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        TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE

      1854 - DELASIAUVE [Dr. Louis]. TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE. Paris: Victor Masson, 1854. 559 pp. 8vo., half dark green morocco stamped in gilt, sunned to brown at spine. Ex-library with faint spine markings. Black paper covered boards worn, corners bumped, spine scraped. Two personal bookplates to front endpapers, both black and white, illustrated, one with the names of two doctors, one female. Moderate to heavy foxing. A few dogeared pages, else very good, complete.

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        TRAITE DES MALADIES DU SEIN ET DE LA REGION MAMMAIRE

      LIBRAIRIE DE VICTOR MASSON 1854 - RO30054871: 727 pages, avec 8 planches llustrées en couleurs. Ecritures sur le premier plat, au stylo. Maladies de la région mammaire chez la femme, Maladies de nature maligne ou des cancers de la région mammaire, Maladies de la mamelle chez l'homme. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853 : a detailed catalogue of its contents, with critical dissertations, statistical information, and accounts of manufacturing processes in the different departments; .

      - Dublin, McGlashan 1854. Large octavo publisher's cloth (rebacked with most of the original spine preserved); xviii,502pp, portait, double page colour litho view of the central hall, double page plan, two elevation plates, four other plates, illustrations through the text. A few flaws to early pages, a couple professionally repaired with tissue, but quite a good copy. This also exists with a somewhat different title under the imprint of Sproule; either and both are very uncommon. Sproule, in his preface, records his conviction that this Dublin exhibition would be the last of its kind: 'the magnitude of the Exhibitions of 1851 and 1853 would have caused a long interval . before any future attempt could be made; but such attempts the almost faery creation of the Crystal Palace Company at Sydenham have rendered unnecessary' - ie the continuous exhibition of all that was new and excellent would make these monumental exhibitions obsolete. 'Considerable attention' is given to the Exhibition Building for much the same reasons - its temporary nature - thus the captivating colour view of the central hall, even though it added 'very materially to the expense of each copy'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Hand-colored lithograph

      1854 - Crystal Palace. Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. No. 1. Hand-colored lithograph. London: Stannard & Dixon, 1854. 434 x 575 mm. Light foxing & toning, tiny paper flaw in blank upper margin, otherwise very good. Matted. A view of London's famous Crystal Palace showcasing the building's interior garden and fountains. The Crystal Palace, built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, was constructed almost entirely out of iron and glass, and represents one of the more remarkable engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Originally located at Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Exhibition's end and rebuilt in 1854 in the London suburb of Sydenham, where it remained until it burned down in 1936. This print, evidently the first of a series, shows the building at its new site. Auerbach, The Great Exhibition of 1851, pp. 3, 193-95.

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        TO THE PUBLIC. IN A HANDBILL DATED APRIL 21, 1854, AND SIGNED IN LARGE CAPITAL LETTERS "JOHN POYNTER McMILLIN," THAT GENTLEMAN MAKES "THREE SPECIFIC CHARGES" AGAINST THE REV. MATTHIAS M. BARRON [first line of text]

      [Hannibal, Mo.? 1854].. Broadside, 18 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Printed in three columns. Old folds. Moderately foxed. Contemporary docketing on verso. Good. An apparently unrecorded broadside issued by Judge Thomas J. Killen in response to slanders published by a former litigant, John Poynter McMillin. McMillin, who lives "within three miles of the City of Hannibal," lost a lawsuit over which Judge Killen presided. McMillin then published his version of the trial and his testimony in an attempt to refute the verdict against him. Killen's broadside is a rebuttal of those published slanders and falsehoods. It reads, in part: "To the Public. In a handbill dated April 31, 1854, and signed in large capital letters 'John Poynter McMillin,' that gentleman makes 'three specific charges' against the Rev. Matthias M. Barron. On these charges I have nothing to say. Mr. Barron is an aged gentleman, well known to this community; but when J.P. McMillin, in his hot haste to prove his charges and thereby prevent himself from 'sinking to the degraded level of a mere slanderer,' (as he terms it,) attempts to give the public a history of his lawsuit, and in so doing, misrepresents every important event of said lawsuit; and even publishes downright falsehood, concerning it. I take it upon myself as a party misrepresented, and falsified, to give the public a correct statement of said lawsuit." Killen goes on to disprove McMillin's "superlatively ridiculous" charges, mocks his evident insolvency, suggests he is a deadbeat, and assures McMillin: "you may banish fears of sinking to the degraded level of a mere slanderer. Both your tongue and your pen, sir, have lost all power of slander, or detraction; true like the native polecat, they may occasionally offend and disgust the community yet no one blames it because it is the nature of the beast." A most unusual judicial response to criticism, this broadside is doubtless the sort of thing many judges wish they could do today; unhappily, they are barred from doing so by the Canons of Judicial Ethics. Not located in any of the usual sources, including OCLC or the online catalogs of AAS, Harvard, or the Library of Congress.

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        Hard Times

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1854 - Original fine-ribbed olive green cloth with blindstamped design on covers and spine. with "Price 5/- at base of spine. Has p. 244 (versus 44). A very good, tight and unsophisiticated copy with both hinges completely intact. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cabinet Photograph of Old Crow. Sioux [Body Guard of Chief Sitting Bull]

      David Francis Barry [no date]. (Cabinet photo) Very good. Mounted on 6 1 / 2" X 4 1 / 4" card. Image is 5 1 / 2" X 4". From margin of photo: "#28. Old Crow. Sioux." Original 19th century photograph by David Francis Barry: 1854 - 1934. Photographer. Apprentice to Orland Scott Goff, became a famous photographer of Native American Indians. Contemporary of historic figures such as Sitting Bull, Chief Gall, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Kit Carson, & General George Armstrong Custer..

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        Autograph letter signed to John Brett

      1854. Very Good. Bonelli, G. A.L.s. to John Brett (1805-63). Turin, January 23, 1854. 1- pp. plus integral address leaf. 275 x 217 mm. Holes where seal was cut away, light soiling along folds. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Bonelli's correspondent, John Brett, laid the first submarine cable between England and France in 1850, and has been described as the founder of submarine telegraphy. Bonelli's letter, written in French, thanks Brett for "des details que vous me donnez relativement la construction du cable sous-marin" (the details that you give me about the construction of the submarine cable), and gives news about his own telegraph ventures. Origins of Cyberspace 123.

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        Geschichte der Türkei. 8 Bücher in 4 Bänden. - Deutsch von Johannes Nordmann.

      Wien,Verlag Wallishausser, 1854-1856.. 8° (19 x 12,5 cm). Schwarze OriginalLeinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Gesprenkelter Dreiseitenblauschnitt. Kapitale und Ecken teils bestoßen. 259, 266, 266, 276, 238, 282, 259, 257 Seiten. Kleiner Vorbesitzstempel und Einkleber (2 x1) auf den Innendeckeln und Titeln sowie kleine Tintenflecke. Im gesamten Innenbereich gut erhalten.. Erste dt. Ausgabe - Mit Quellenangaben. #FL0824

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        Deutsches Wörterbuch. 16 Bände (gebunden in 29 Teilbänden).

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 1854-1960.. Lexikonformat. Zus. 34156 Seiten. Einheitlich gebunden um 1960 in Halbleinen mit Rückentitel.. *Vorliegend die Originalausgabe, die über einen Zeitraum von mehr als 100 Jahren erschien. Vollständiges Set (A-Zypressen), ohne den später zusätzlich erschienenen Band "Quellenverzeichnis". - Ordentliches Exemplar ohne Gebrauchsspuren.

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        WAR Of The GAUGES: or, Rail-Roading at Erie, Comprising an Official and Authentic Version of the Rail Road Troubles at Erie and Harbor Creek. Illustrated with Engravings and Maps, Prepared Expressly for this Publication; Forming a World-Renowned Chapter in Rail Road History

      Cleveland, Ohio:: Stereotyped and Printed by Harris & Fairbanks, Herald Job Office.. 1854.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-3/8". 1st edition (Sabin 82146). 61, [3] pp. Adverts last 2 pages.. Original printed buff-paper wrappers. Vignette to front wrapper, "The Women of Erie tearing down the Bridge over State Street." [not duplicated internally].. Ex-lib, though with no external markings. Remnants of bookplate to. front wrapper verso. The occasional blindstamp. Withal, a VG+ copy.. "In December, 1853, the city of Erie and the neighboring township of Harborcreek, with the enthusiastic support of a large majority of people, tore up the tracks of the Erie and North-East Railroad, wherever they crossed or entered the city streets or the public highway. This made a seven-and-one-half mile break in the recently-completed chain of railroads from New York to Cleveland and the Midwest. The railroad repeatedly re- laid its tracks; they were as often ripped up. ... Such was the beginning of the 'War of the Gauges,' which interrupted rail traffic between New York and the West for two months, and seriously inconvenienced it for two years. ... This conflict ... was one of the most fantastic episodes in Pennsylvania history, and certainly the most exciting in Erie history." Here offered is the first book publication to document, with individual statements & court testimony, this strife stemming ostensibly from differences regarding track width, but as is often the case, actually resulted from underlying strugges for "commercial leadership and economic advantage." [D. Kent, "The Erie War of the Gauges", Pennsylvania History, Vol. XV, No. 4, October 1948]. OCLC shows 13 institutional holdings. No copies at auction these past 30+ years. Rare in the trade. . T.p. vignette. Illustrated with 4 cuts [1 full page]. Map, p. 44.

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        Revier Stetten. 1854. Handkolor. lithographiert Karte. Maßstab ca. 1 : 15000

      Ohne Ortsangabe, 1854. 48 x 56 cm. In 15 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen, in zeitgenössischem Leinen-Etui - Stetten ist heute ein Stadtteil von Niederstotzingen im Landkreis Heidenheim. Mit Vermessungspunkten, Numerierung bzw. Bezeichnung der Flurstücke. Mit den Orten Bissingen, Reuendorf, Kaltenburg, Lontal, Stetten -

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        Novitates Conchologicae.

      Series Prima. Mollusca Extramarina./ Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer oder kritischer Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken (Mit Einschluss der Auriculaceen). Band I./ Description et Figures de Coquilles Extramarines nouvelles et peu connues. Tome I. Cassel, Fischer, 1854-60. 4to. pp. 134, 138, with 36 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent blue half morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt. Nissen ZBI, 4724. The first volume of five. "Pfeiffer began to publish a more ambitious work, the 'Novitates Conchologicae', the first five volumes of which, written by Pfeiffer himself, are devoted to non-marine molluscs and all of them replete with beautiful coloured illustrations" (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 140).

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        A great rarity: a Carte-de-Visite photograph of Millard Fillmore, twice signed!

      n.p., April 11, 1854 "Carte-de-Visite photograph signed, ""Millard Fillmore,"" in the blank portion of the mount, and again, ""Millard Fillmore April 11, 1864"" on the verso, mounted albumen on a 2.5"" x 4"" double gold-ruled board. With Mathew Brady credit in negative and E. & H. T. Anthony credit on verso. Minor toning to albumen at top left and minor mounting remnant on verso do not affect signatures, overall fine condition. A great rarity. We have only seen six other photographs signed by Fillmore appear at auction in the past forty years. This is the only example we have encountered that Fillmore signed twice. A recent example, signed only once, brought $14,400 at auction in 2008. "

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        Les nuits d'orient : Contes nocturnes / par Mery

      Paris : Michel Levy, 1854, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked, leather-backed, marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; Description: xii, 341p. 18cm. Subjects: Orient -- Asia -- the East -- History -- Essays. Preface dated March, 1853. Language: French.

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        Hungarian Sketches In Peace And War

      Edinburgh: Constable. 1854 - Full morocco, 6.75 inches tall. A superb copy bound by Bedford, one of the greatest firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles and exeptionally fine tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. In pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte et plan précis de Sébastopol et de ses environs.

      Buffa & Cie Bruges 30 Novembre 1854 - Lithographed map (42x53.5 cm), partially coloured; slightly creased, minor foxing, minor tear to the centrefold. Fine map of Sebastopol showing the early military stages and formations of the Crimean War. With letterpress text providing military and geographical information. The war in Crimea took place in 1854-1855 and saw the Russian Imperial army oppose the allied troops of France, Britain and the Ottoman Empire in a series of battles that culminated in the famous siege of Sebastopol (Sevastopol) in the winter of 1854 and the subsequent defeat of the Russian Army. The historical event has been immortalized in the work of several artists and writers such as Leo Tolstoy, who served in the war and later wrote "Sevastopol Sketches", three short stories based on his first hand experience of the Siege.

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