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        Bankoku-Tokai Nendai-Ki. [A Chronicle of Foreign Relations]

      N.p. (Japan) 1854 - Stitch sewn booklet measuring 149 x 79 mm., with two fine coloured woodblock prints, one double-page; original stitched wrappers, original cloth folding case; now preserved in a handsome green quarter morocco bookform box, banded spine gilt with red morocco labels. A Dutch ship in Nagasaki. Rare and charming Japanese publication, with two fine coloured woodcuts, one a double-page view of a Dutch ship entering Nagasaki Bay, and the other depicting a Russian naval officer in full dress uniform.This slight volume was published as a description of the various voyages of foreign nations that arrived in Japan, from the earliest times up to the arrival of Perry at Uraga and Shimoda in 1854. One of the prints was used in the publication two years earlier of Manjiro Nakahama's famous Record of Drifting (see our catalogue of the Carlsmith collection, number 278).Dutch traders operated in Nagasaki in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries: they were confined to the island of Deshima (Dejima), in the harbour. Only about two hundred by eighty metres, it had originally been set aside for the Portuguese as a compromise allowing them to be in Japan but preventing their propagation of Christianity. The Dutch merchants of the VOC were exotic figures, as their confinement to Deshima meant that they would barely have been seen by most residents of Nagasaki, let alone other Japanese of the period. The depiction of exotic foreigners in the Japanese decorative arts was a feature that began in the early eighteenth century: in recent years we have offered an important Imari bowl depicting VOC ships and personnel, and a rare printed view of the island. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Femme jugée par les grands écrivains des deux sexes ou la femme devant Dieu, devant la nature, devant la Loi et devant la société. Riche et précieuse mosaïque de toutes les opinions émises sur la femme, depuis les siècles les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours. / Nouvelle édition entièrement refondue et considérablement augmentée. Seul ouvrage qui réunisse un ensemble aussi complet et aussi varié sur la femme, par L. J. Larcher; avec une introduction de M. Bescherelle ainé

      Paris, Garnier Frères, Libraires-Editeurs 1854 - Paris: Garnier Frères, Libraires-Editeurs, 1854.- 544 p.: ilustrado con 18 bellísimas láminas de mujeres, pintadas por F. Stone, E. Wood, E. T. Parris, J. M. Wrigth, F. Corbeaux, G. Brown, W Boxall; J. F. Lewis, A. E. Chalon, J. W. Wrigth, Meadows. Grabadas finísimamente al acero por V. H. Mote, G. Adcock, R. A. Artlett, H. T. Ryall, J. Wagstaff, W. Finden, H. Robinson y J. Hopwood. Todas las láminas protegidas por papel de seda; 4º (28 x 19 cm.); Enc. original decorada, contracantos con ruedas en seco, cortes dorados, guardas de fino papel de aguas satinado.- Perfecto estado, impecable. PRECIOSO LIBRO SOBRE LA MUJER. Livre en français. N° de ref. de la librería 2014031 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practisches Handbuch der Mikroskopie. Darstellung der Einrichtung, sowie practische Anleitung zur Aufstellung, Behandlung und zum Gebrauch des Mikroskopes, - zum Präpariren und zur Untersuchung von Stoffen aus dem Thier-, Pflanzen- und Mineralreiche und der daraus dargestellten Producte. Für Naturforscher, Aerzte, Techniker und für jeden anderen Gebildeten. Mit anderweitigen guten Hülfsmitteln deutsch bearbeitet von Carl Hartmann. 2., nach der zweiten Auflage des englischen Originals, um 4 Bogen und 4 Tafeln verm. Ausgabe. (= Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Bd. 180).,

      Weimar, B. Fr. Voigt, 1854. - Der Verfasser John Quekett hat einige optische Verbesserungen bei der Konstruktion von Mikroskopen eingeführt. Das vorliegende Werk, das umfassendste und detailreichste seiner Zeit, beschreibt verschiedene Mikroskope und deren Hersteller sowie die allgemeine Technik der Mikroskope. - Vorsätze erneuert. Vereinzelt min. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit 307 Figuren auf 29 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. XXIV, 749 (1) S., 1 Bl., OPpbd.

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        The Saint Nicholas. April, 1853 - March, 1854. Volume 1, No. 1-9, 12

      FR/--. 1854. 1/4 Leather. [This copy has Jan. & Feb. penciled in on the March 1854 issue. Indeed the March issue begins on page 325 and ends on page 427. 3 times the normal issues.] 1-427 pages. Bound in 1/2 leather with marbled boards. This copy belonged to H[enry] J. Bunnell [of Waverly] and then to LeRoy D. Farnham of 42 Main St. This monthly contains literary republications like Adventures and experiences of Frances Felton ... poetry, etc. We are grateful for the articles entitled "The Susquehanna Valley: Gleanings from its Indian and Pioneer History". This printed material is the first history of Tioga County area and Owego, NY. Included are articles titled "Village gossip" and "Our Stocking". This copy has a loose manuscript note indicating that the Our Stocking articles are by Senator Platt. Included is a holograph manuscript letter, 2 page, to Dr. L. D. Farnham, Binghamton, NY May 28, 1897 from L. W. Kingman. LeRoy W. Kingman was the publisher of the Owego Gazette and historian of the Owego area [EARLY OWEGO published 1907]. The letter talks about the scarcity of this book. He is aware of only five copies extant including Bunnell's copy. The reason for the scarcity is that any copies not subscribed for burned in a fire. Contents are clean except for 2 pages with pencil marks lining the margins. The covers are broken at the hinges. There are some additional 20th. century newspaper clippings in a separate holder that repeat some of the history that relates to Broome County area. .

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        LOS HEROES Y LAS GRANDEZAS DE LA TIERRA. Anales del mundo, formación, revoluciones y guerras de todos los imperios, desde la creación hasta nuestros días.

      - Gran monumento de la Historia general que comprende íntegras las obras: Historia Universal escrita por los Benedictinos. La de Alejandro el Grande, escrita por Quinto Curcio. La de las Guerras de los Judíos y destrucción de Jerusalen, etc. Completado por. con indices de los héroes y hombres eminentes de todas las edades. Madrid/Barcelona, Imprenta de Cervantes, 1854-1856, 17x25, 8 tomos: 496 + 504 +512 + 496 + 528. + 638 + 660 + 812 págs. Además tiene otros dos vols.encuadernados con las láminas independientes, en total 434 de las 504 que debería tener, alguna de ellas en cromolitograffía. Texto impreso a 2 columnas. Sello. Obra encuadernada en 10 volúmenes en holandesa con las lomeras en piel de época y los cortes decorados, encuadernación algo rozada. (52355).

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        The principal forms of the skeleton. Parts 1-4 (complete).

      W. S. Orr, London 1854 - Owen, Richard (1804-92). The principal forms of the skeleton. Parts 1-4 (complete). 161-304pp. Text illustrations. London: W. S. Orr & Co., [1854]. 204 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers, a little chipped, spine of part 4 worn away. Very good set. First Edition, in the Rare Original Parts. Published as part of William S. Orr's Circle of the Sciences, Owen's Principal Forms of the Skeleton was a popular rendition of his On the Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton (1849), the work in which he laid out his system of comparative osteology and developed his concept of the vertebrate archetype. "The vertebrate archetype (from the Greek arkhe, 'original,' and tupos, 'imprinted image') is one of the most fascinating constructs of what has been called the 'morphological period' in the history of biology (approximately 1800-1860). It represented the fullest expression of a belief in the fundamental relatedness, if not of all organisms, at least of all animals with endoskeletons. Moreover, as Darwin scholars have long recognized, the vertebrate archetype provided a direct stepping-stone to the notion of evolutionary ancestors" (Rupke, "Richard Owen's vertebrate archetype," 231). The Principal Forms of the Skeleton was issued in both parts and in book form, and went through at least a dozen English and American editions. Rupke, "Richard Owen's vertebrate archetype," Isis 84 (1993): 231-251; Richard Owen, Victorian Naturalist (1994), pp. 161-170. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        MEMORIE SPETTANTI ALLA STORIA, AL GOVERNO ED ALLA DESCRIZIONE DELLA CITTA' E CAMPAGNA DI MILANO NE' SECOLI BASSI Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte di Massimo Fabi.

      Milano, Colombo, 1854-1857. In-8 p. (mm. 213x135), 7 voll., mz. tela coeva, tit. oro al dorso, tagli azzurri. L'opera è ornata da 7 frontesp. figur., ben illustrata da compless. 145 tavv. (come da Indice) di cui 115 f.t., relative a: un ritratto del Giulini disegnato da Pellegrini ed inc. da Santamaria; vedute e monumenti; 1 carta corografica del territorio milanese e 2 piante della città di Milano (una topografica e una iconografica) più volte ripieg., tutte inc. in rame. Queste celebri "Memorie" di Milano abbracciano un arco di tempo che va dalla caduta dei Longobardi (774) alla morte dell'ultimo Visconti (1447). In questa nuova ediz. (dopo la prima del 1760-71) vi figurano anche le "Memorie" che riguardano la Repubblica Ambrosiana e il dominio degli Sforza fino al 1481 (rimaste inedite per la morte dell'Autore), oltre a una "vita" del Conte Giorgio Giulini per cura di M. Fabi. Il 7° vol. contiene i documenti illustrativi e l'Indice generale dell'opera. Cfr. Predari,151 - Cat. Hoepli,712. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Two-page first draft of a holograph circular letter soliciting subscribers from Southern Ladies to raise funds for the purchase of Mt. Vernon; unsigned but dated 4 July, 1854 from Mobile, Alabama to Mrs. Levert of Georgia

      First. One sheet folded to make four quarto pages. Blue paper with mill mark, folded as mailed, else about fine. Dated 4 July 1854 from Mobile, Alabama to Octavia Le Vert of Georgia: "...sending herewith to you a publication entitled 'Mount Vernon Addresses to the Ladies of the South' -- a subscription paper for the Ladies to raise funds for the purchase of Mt. Vernon, and setting it apart to the uses of a pious patriotism, -- and a note which with them has been addressed by a known hand, to me, from Augusta, Georgia." The unnamed correspondent further states: "How can I better comply with the wishes of those generous and spirited ladies of Georgia... than by committing their cause, here to the grand-daughter of a signer from that State of the Declaration which has made this the great holiday of our happy land...." Neither the publication nor the other mentioned note are present. The letter is attractive, and exhibits considerable revision. After his death, George Washington's estate changed hands among his descendants several times, with none capable of keeping up the grounds or meeting the demands of visitors. Mt. Vernon was in considerable disrepair by 1853, when a group of women banded together, specifically appealing to other American women, to raise funds to purchase and preserve the home of the nation's greatest hero (a movement which met some resistance because it implied that men were incapable of such preservation). Octavia Walton Le Vert (1811-1877), the granddaughter of George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a child prodigy who named the capital of Florida on behalf of her father, then the territorial governor. A prominent public speaker, she was known to many of the most important figures of her time including General Lafayette, Queen Victoria, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and General Beauregard. She joined and became a great force in the Association, serving as its Vice Regent from 1858 until her death. An interesting and pleasing example of American women's activism applied to a patriotic, and ultimately successful cause (the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association took possession of the property in 1860). .

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        The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829 : During the Campaigns of the Danube, the Sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the Passage of the Balkan / by Marshall Diebitch ; from the German of Baron Von Moltke

      London : J. Murray, 1854, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality. ; 476 pages; Physical desc. : vi, 476 p. , 13 folded leaves of plates : maps, plans ; 22 cm. BM 162: 392 attributes the translation to Lady Duff Gordon. Subject: Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829.

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        AMS - Eigenhändiges autobiographisches Manuskript, im Anschluss an einen eigenhändigen Brief mit Unterschift.

      . Horn bei Rorschach 10.VIII.1854. 2 2/3 Seiten gr.4°. Mit Adresse.. Titus Tobler (1806-1877), Schweizer Mediziner, Journalist und Palästinaforscher. - An den Verlag F.A. Brockhaus in Leipzig mit einem autobiographischen Artikel für die 10 Auflage des Konversationslexikons (1851-1855). - - Nach Angaben über seine Herkunft und seine Studien folgen Abschnitte über "1. Mein ärztliches Wirken", "2. Politisches Wirken" (als Publizist und Beamter), "3. sprachliches Wirken" ("sammlung appenzellischer idiotismen", "beitraglieferer für das Deutsche Wörterbuch der gebrüder Grimm") und "4. topographisches Wirken. 1835 und 1836 machte ich eine lustreise nach dem Morgenlande, ohne jedoch ernstere studien über das Kontumazwesen, über die wandernde brechruhr, die orientalische pest auszuschließen ... weil mich aber reise und ergebniß nicht befriedigten, faßte ich den plan, eine zweite reise nach dem Osten zu unternehmen, mich aber gehörig vorzubereiten ... so trug ich den pilgerstab 1845 wieder nach Jerusalem ... und kehrte mit reicher beute 1846 nach hause zurück ... - - Mein wirken und meine werke werden wol zeugniß ablegen, daß ich bestrebt war, von einseitigkeit mich ferne haltend der wahrheit auf die spur zu kommen und für sie einzustehen: so immer in freierer richtung als arzt eklektiker, im politischen verfolgungssüchtigem parteiwesen gram, im sprachlichen nicht bloß bücherwitz, sondern auch und mehr noch das volk gleichsam als letzte autorität anhörend und mit liebe deutend, im topographischen keine mühe scheuend durch den nebel anderer meinungen bis zum sonnenlichte hinan und bei erforschung des richtigen sachverhaltes an ort und stelle. dieses streben nach ungeschminkter wahrheit war auch ein so überwiegendes, daß man in meinen schriften glanz oder technische vollendung des styls nicht suchen darf ..." - - In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus.

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        Colton's map of the United States the Canadas &c. showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads, with distances from place to place

      J. H. Colton, New York 1854 - Large folding pocket map of the United States and southern Canada east of 99 degrees west longitude, approx. 27" x 31" , nicely hand colored in outline and within an agricultural motif border, with insets of New England, the United States (coast to coast), and the isthmus of Panama, folding down into brown blindstamped cloth covers approx. 5½" x 3½" and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Colton's map of the United States the Canadas &c. showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads, with distances from place to place"

      New York: J. H. Colton. 1854. "Large folding pocket map of the United States and southern Canada east of 99 degrees west longitude, approx. 27"" x 31"" , nicely hand colored in outline and within an agricultural motif border, with insets of New England, the United States (coast to coast), and the isthmus of Panama, folding down into brown blindstamped cloth covers approx. 5½"" x 3½"" and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Fine. "

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        Hallam's Literature of Europe

      London, John Murray,, 1854. in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 3 volumes, octavo. Bound in full light tan calf, one red and one brown label, gilt titles, decoration and raised bands to spine, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. A little wear to boards, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition, book plate to font pastedown. The fourth edition.

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        ANNALI D'AGRICOLTURA In continuazione del Giornale Agrario Lombardo-Veneto. Compilati colla collaborazione di distinti agronomi e coltivatori.

      Milano, Editori degli Annali Universali, 1854-1855. In-8 p. (mm. 215x133), 3 voll. in 2 tomi, mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 484; 384,192; 384; illustrati da alcuni disegni nel t. e complessive 17 (su 18) bellissime tavv. in cromolitografia (ripieg. e f.t.) che raffigurano fiori e anche frutta. Le tavole, ampiamente descritte, sono relative a "Il Giardiniere", contenuto negli Annali. Disponibili: 1854 - SERIE IV, (in due semestri) + il Primo Semestre del 1855. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Siluria. The History of the Oldest Known Rocks containing Organic Remains, with a brief sketch of the distribution of gold over the Earth

      London: John Murray, 1854. xv; (i); 523; (i) pages. Large folding hand coloured geological map of the Silurian rocks of Wales in rear pocket, folding map, 37 lithographic plates inc. folding. Light spotting, light splash marks to the edges well away from any text on the first few pages. New endpapers. Original dark green cloth rebacked with the spine relaid. AUTHOR'S CUT SIGNATURE pasted to a blank endpaper. Murchison was the first to class the Silurian System on its own, therefore establishing a definate order amongst the oldest fossiliferous formations " in order to convey a just conception of its importance in the natural succession of rocks." Challinor, Primary Literature 169. Ward & Carozzi, 1627. First Ed. Very Good. Stout 8vo. Book.

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        Bataille de L\\\'Alma

      Paris 1854 - Image Size : 415x600 (mm), 16.375x23.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 465x630 (mm), 18.25x24.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Very Good, a tear from the left repaired professionally.

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        LES DIFFERENTS PUBLICS DE PARIS

      Paris, Au Bureau du Journal Amusant, s.d. (1854) Album oblungo (mm. 261x336), bella legat. in mz. pelle mod. con ang., tit. oro al dorso, conserv. bross. orig. verde disegnata da Belin, con 1 tav. di frontespizio in litografia (stessa composizione della bross.) e 20 magnifiche tavv. di Doré, litografate, numerate da 1 a 20, con didascalia. In questa importante raccolta, realizzata dall?'artista agli inizi della sua carriera, sfilano immagini della vita parigina: ?"Opéra Italien - Comédie-Française - Opéra (la fosse aux lions) - Funambules - Cirque et hippodrome - Les lutteurs - La bibliothèque (salle de travail) - Les joueurs de boules - Amphithéatre de l?'école de médecine - Les revues, ecc.?". "Edizione originale" in ?"premier tirage?". Cfr. Leblanc, p. 90: ?"Ainsi que dans la "Ménagerie Parisienne", Doré, dans cet album, commence à manifester une maitrise qu?'on ne lui connaissait pas encore dans le comique de l?'exubérance. On est constamment entrainé par l?'abondante gaminerie de sa verve, et, comme dit Beraldi ?'par une observation très juste, très spirituelle et en meme temps mesurée?' ?". Con qualche fiorit. per lo più margin., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey...

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1854-73. 2 livraisons. Folio (544 x 360 mm). pp. (iv), 26, (2); 70, with 26 lithographed plates, 24 coloured and 7 double-page, one double-page lithographed cross-section and one folding table; some occasional light spotting, a very nice copy, uncut in its original printed wrappers. First edition of this study of fossil fish from the Jura, intended as a supplement to Agassiz's 'Recherches sur les poissons fossiles' (1833-43). The fossils are all depicted life-size. This is an expanded version of a monograph which was first published in the annals of the Agricultural Society of Lyon.//Nissen ZBI 4115.

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        Leçons cliniques de médecine mentale faites à l'Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Première partie, Symptomatologie générale des maladies mentales

      Baillière, Paris 1854 - In-8. Collation : VI, 270 pp. Demi-basane beige, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition sous forme de livre. Ces leçons avaient été publiées dans la "Gazette des hôpitaux" en 23 livraisons. La suite de cette première partie" n'a jamais été publiée. Falret avait été l'élève de Pinel et Esquirol. Relié à la suite : MANDON, J. A. Histoire critique de la folie instantanée, temporaire, instinctive ou étude philosophique, physiologique médicale et légale des rapports de la volonté avec l'intelligence pour apprécier la responsabilité des fous instinctifs, des suicides et des criminels. Paris, Baillière, 1862. In-8 de XXXII, 212 pp. Première édition. Cet ouvrage a reçu une médaille d'or de la "Société impériale de médecine de Bordeaux". Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PATROLOGIAE CURSUS COMPLETUS, SERIES SECUNDA, TOMUS CLXVII - CLXVIII - CLXIX - CLXX: SAECULUM XII, R.D.D. RUPERTI ABBATIS MONASTERII S. HERIBERTI TUITIENSIS, VIRI LONGE DOCTISSIMI SUMMIQUE INTER VETERES THEOLOGI OPERA OMNIA

      J.-P. Migne 1854 - RO40177927: 1920 + 1668 + 1548 + 1400 pages. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du 1er tome. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Pièces de titre rouges et noires et étiquettes de code sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse au dos des 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Transformed Island, A story of the South Seas

      Philadelphia:: Presbyterian Board of Publication, No. 235 Chestnut Street,. Ca. 1854.. Very good condition. Scarce early American account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the mutineers who settled Pitcairn Island, with a focus on the Christian salvation of John Adams, and his successor, George H. Nobbs. Includes events up through 1852. With a frontispiece portrait of John Adams, and two other engravings, titled 'Can there be hope, he thinks, within its pages, for such as he?' depicting Adams reflecting on the Bible as children run amok in the background; and 'Church and School-house' depicting the tidy church & little graveyard, with mountains and sea in the distance. This undated account includes the discovery of Pitcairn, the mutiny, Tahiti, Capt. Bligh and his crew, the fate of the mutineers, and the discovery of the descendants of the mutineers. In the last three sections, titled 'A second Visit to the Colony', 'Successor of the Patriarch Adams' and 'Further Particulars respecting the Pitcairn Islanders', a rosy image of conditions on the island following the death of John Adams is described: "Time wore away, and many years had elapsed, when in 1825 another ship-of-war again approached Pitcairn. Her officers found the good work still prospering, and love and harmony pervading the little community". Other events and people described up to 1852 include: the visit of Captain Worth (1848) in which he describes Pitcairn as a place where "crime appears to be unknown" (p54); and the August 1852 visit by Rear Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, as a result of which George H. Nobbs' (schoolmaster, pastor, and leader of the Pitcairn community following the expulsion of Joshua Hill) returned to England in order to be ordained as a minister. During Nobbs' stay in London he was ordained as a minister in the Colonies, received an annual stipend from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, addressed the first meeting of the Pitcairn Fund Committee, and was presented to Queen Victoria. The account ends with the tearful 1852 farewell of the islanders to Moresby and Nobbs. The account of Rear Admiral Moresby's visit, pp63 -72, appears under the section titled "Further Particulars Respecting the Pitcairn Islanders [Extracted from an interesting volume, entitled "Home of the Mutineers"]" (p63). This is likely 'The Home of the Mutineers' by Thomas Boylon Murray, published in 1854 in Philadelphia & New York by the American Sunday School Union (OCLC: 1831150). 16mo, frontispiece portrait of John Adams, 72pp, [2], engraved ills. Purple gilt stamped flexible cloth wrappers. With the title in gilt in stamped oval at center of front wrapper; no title at spine. Gently rubbed, a bit chipped base of spine. Internally, very good. Not recorded in Trove, AE, or the British Library, rare in the trade. The State Library of New South Wales ID 41841872, has the story extracted from the magazine "Sunday At Home" with the same title, and dated 1854. OCLC: 10208569 cites 11 copies with a variation, which includes a reference to "Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School)" which is not present in this volume.

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        Norske folkelivsbilleder efter malerier og tegningar af Adolf Tidemand ledsagede med oplysende text udgivne af Chr. Tönsberg.

      Christiania Paa udgivarens forlag. Tryckt af Winckelmann & sönner. 1854. Oblong folio. 39 x 52 cm. Lithographed title + foreword + contents leaf + IV pp. + 24pp. + 12 colour lithographs. Complete. Contemporary half calf. Black boards with the title blind pressed at the front. Yellow end papers. Binding in very poor condition. The spine is missing and the binding is overall very worn. Front end paper cresed. Some of the text leaves browned and with offsetting. Some with a brown spot or two. One leaf loose with some paper losses to the margins. Some smudging and staining to the plate margins. One plate loose and two with short repaired tears in the margins. The image areas are clean. Guard papers creased, a couple with short tears, brown spots and losses. A book for renovation or breaking.. A fine plate book on norwegian folk life in the mid 19th. century. The plates depict: a norwegian wedding party, catechising, the secterians, sunday night in a cabin, leistering, christmas custom, the storyteller, going to the chalet, herring fishery near Bergen, a bridal party on the fjord and a funeral. Charming views of every day life in the typical Düsseldorf art style

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        Bankoku-Tokai Nendai-Ki... [A Chronicle of Foreign Relations]

      N.p. (Japan), 1854. Stitch sewn booklet measuring 149 x 79 mm., with two fine coloured woodblock prints, one double-page; original stitched wrappers, original cloth folding case; now preserved in a handsome green quarter morocco bookform box, banded spine gilt with red morocco labels. A Dutch ship in Nagasaki. Rare and charming Japanese publication, with two fine coloured woodcuts, one a double-page view of a Dutch ship entering Nagasaki Bay, and the other depicting a Russian naval officer in full dress uniform.This slight volume was published as a description of the various voyages of foreign nations that arrived in Japan, from the earliest times up to the arrival of Perry at Uraga and Shimoda in 1854. One of the prints was used in the publication two years earlier of Manjiro Nakahama's famous Record of Drifting (see our catalogue of the Carlsmith collection, number 278).Dutch traders operated in Nagasaki in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries: they were confined to the island of Deshima (Dejima), in the harbour. Only about two hundred by eighty metres, it had originally been set aside for the Portuguese as a compromise allowing them to be in Japan but preventing their propagation of Christianity. The Dutch merchants of the VOC were exotic figures, as their confinement to Deshima meant that they would barely have been seen by most residents of Nagasaki, let alone other Japanese of the period. The depiction of exotic foreigners in the Japanese decorative arts was a feature that began in the early eighteenth century: in recent years we have offered an important Imari bowl depicting VOC ships and personnel, and a rare printed view of the island.

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Edited by Her Niece Charlotte Barrett

      London: Published for Henry Colburn, by His Successor Hurst and Blackett, Great Marlborough Street, 1854. A New edition. 7 vols., 12mo. With Portraits. Bound in full brown polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Wood, London. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and small blind stamp on title pages

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        Naturgeschichte der Amphibien, Fische, Weich- und Schaalenthiere, Insekten, Würmer und Strahlenthiere in Bildern, treu theils nach der Natur, theils nach den ausgezeichnetsten zoologischen Bildersammlungen gezeichnet, fein und getreu colorirt zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für die Jugend in Schulen und Familien.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Schreiber & Schill. 1854. (2) + 24 pages text + 30 doublepaged plates in colour. Bound cart. with dec. front and green spine. Folio.. Text in german and french. Nice rebinding with the orig. front. Textpages slightly browned. Some plates with old notes in margin. Very well preserved copy.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Sydney Revels of Bacchus, Cupid, and Momus; being choice and humorous selections from scenes at the Sydney Police Office

      Sydney: Hawksley & Williamson, 1854. Slim octavo, 136pp., some foxing, preliminaries thumbed, old manuscript notation to title page and newspaper clippings pasted to front endpaper; a good copy with the bookplate of Henry White, in original cloth with printed label (now quite rubbed). Salacious scandal makes good reading. First edition, a scarce record of Sydney crimes and scandals compiled by Charles Corbyn, a reporter for the Empire and Bell's Life in Sydney.Negotiating a fine line between journalism and libel, this book is essentially a record of scandals passing through the local magistrates court at Sydney. Sydney Revels records crimes, misdemeanours, and other bizarre happenings. The antics of frauds, pickpockets, night-walkers, lunatics and confidence men are all on offer: 'incidents which have taken place in the City of Sydney, and which are, many of them, of sufficiently recent date to neutralise contradiction on the score of their authenticity and truthfulness, that which agreeably intermingles the pathetic with the comic, will invariably prove most attractive and acceptable.'As noted by Ferguson, Sydney Revels contains a second title page for the second section The Beaus and Belles of Sydney; or, Paul Pry in Australia (comprising pages 85 to 136).

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        Hard times for these times / By Charles Dickens

      London : Bradbury & Evans, 1854, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionBound in light olive green moire horizontally-ribbed cloth ; upper and lower covers contain a two-line border and an ornamental rectangular frame which are stamped in blind ; the frame has, among other decorations, a single loop design in each corner. The spine is lettered and ruled in gold with other decorations stamped in blind. Previous owner's inscription. Minor library marks remain internally. Good copy. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Originally appeared in twenty numbers of Household Words from 1 Apr. 1854 - 12 Aug. 1854, nos. 210-229. 1st edition; 1st issue with the gilt-blocked price point confirmed. Physical desc.: vii, 352 p. ; 20 cm. (8vo). Referenced by: Wolff, R.L. 19th cent. fiction, 1800. Sadleir, M. 19th cent. fiction, 689. Smith, W.E. Charles Dickens in the original cloth, I, 11. Podeschi, J.B. Dickens & Dickensiana, A136. Carr, L. VanderPoel Dickens, B503.

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        History of Latin Christianity, Including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicolas V

      London: John Murray. 1854-1855. First. First edition. Six volume set. Octavo. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, gilt tops. Light fading to the spines, near fine, with scattered foxing to the endpapers. Milman's greatest work, published after his Life of Gibbon and his edited edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. A very handsome set. .

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        Two original sermons, delivered following the death of Abraham Lincoln, contained in a New York preacher's notebook

      Brooklyn / New York / Fishkill, 1854 - 1876 "Bound manuscript, 450 pages (approx.), 7.5"" x 9.5"", New York [and other locales], 1841-1889: a incredible trove of sermons, accomplished primarily in ink, but occasionally in pencil, many accomplished on the original pages of the notebook, together with additional pages and scraps either pasted or pinned into the volume. Binding loose, some pages chipped at margins, some expected toning and soiling, else very good condition overall. Of particular interest in Quackenbush's notebook are two sermons delivered on the occasion of Lincoln's assassination. The first, a thirteen-page sermon delivered at Prospect Hill Church in New York on April 19, 1865 is headed, ""90 President Lincoln's Assassination"" and uses 2 Chronicles 20: 5-9 as the main text: ""Upon the nation of Judah a great calamity had fallen. A Messenger had brought such tidings as made the King afraid, & pressed him to seek the Lord, & proclaim a fast..."" In his sermon, Quackenbush eloquently underscored the gravity of Booth's crime as well as those of his fellow conspirators while pleading for the wheels of justice to run their course: ""...The treason that attacked the peace of our country, in every one that planned it, & in every one that voluntarily helped it is a far greater crime. We follow the assassin with our exertions & get the gallows ready for him with a common consent, but his crime hideous, as it is pales in the presence of the greater crime of treason. It involves many crimes in itself, & murder is but one of its offshoots. It breaks all law by striking at the very heart of authority, & government. There is a strong tendency & temptation to revengeful feeling in this hour - Grief relives itself by anger. The mind recovers itself from its depression by the stimulus of indignation. This ought to be restrained. The law sh[oul]d do its work against offenders in a sphere undisturbed by storms of feeling. Justice sh[oul]d know nothing of the mere impulses of mercy, or of revenge which move the heart of the nation. The future fate of those that have so marred the fair face of our land & ploughed it full of that centuries will not efface, & dotted it all over with grains out of which the blood will ooze for ages, their fate if they fall into the hands of the government ought to be decided with a gravity, & solemnity, that shall exclude all the impulses of this hour... "" Pinned to another album page directly opposite the last sermon is another on the same subject, delivered on June 1, 1865 on the occasion of a public day of humiliation and fasting declared to mourn Lincoln's death. In this ten-page address, Quackenbush uses Hosea 11: 7-9 for his text. The sermon, also delivered on five previous occasions between 1843 and 1850 was modified for Lincoln's assassinations by the use of pasted slips of paper covering older text. It appears that the Reverend Quackenbush also used elements of his Lincoln sermon again when James Garfield died sixteen years later in 1881, even harking back to ""that Friday night April 14, 1865 to which we were sorely tempted to apply the bitter words in which a man greatly distressed cursed his day..."" Indeed most of the sermons are grouped by event (or type of event). One sermon, in which he references Jonah 3: 8 & 9, he uses for three maritime disasters: ""Wreck of 'Arctic' 1854 - Wreck of 'Central America' - 1857 [and] Wreck of 'Ville du Havre"" 1873"".Not only does this volume of value for the inclusion of two sermons delivered on the occasion of Lincoln's death, it stands as a window into the manner in which this preacher worked. Quite often similar events required the similar words of comfort and reflection, and Quackenbush was quite adept in molding these to different occasions."

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        A Year in Tasmania: including some months' residence in the Capital; with a descriptive tour through the Island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head; and a short notice of the Colony in 1853

      Hobart Town: William Fletcher. 1854. First edition. iv, [ii], 326pp, frontis map of Van Diemen's Land. In a later binding, by Bayntun, of half green calf and cloth sides, spine decorated in gilt with raised bands and title labels, top edges gilt. The edges a little yellowed but a clean attractive copy. Very good. ***Ferguson 16294. The error on page 269 - 'Mr. Crookes' rather than 'Mr. Rooke' - is uncorrected. Some copies of the book have a small letterpress slip tipped over the name to correct this (and it is amended in the 1856 second edition, A Residence in Tasmania). .

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        Traité des maladies du sein et de la région mammaire.

      Paris, V.Masson, 1854. - fort in-8, (4), XIX, 727 pp., 8 planches, demi-basane brune de l'époque, dos lisse, reliure présentant quelques petits défauts, légères rousseurs. Edition originale du plus important traité de l'époque sur le sujet. Il est basé sur plus de 2000 observations. Velpeau fut l'un des premiers en France, dès 1830, à utiliser le microscope comme moyen diagnostic du cancer, malgré un certain scepticisme. La mastose fibro-kystique est bien traitée. Dans les cancers du sein, Velpeau reconnait deux variétés : la maladie locale, dans laquelle il préconise une intervention chirurgicale (le plus souvent une tumorectomie) ; et une maladie générale dans laquelle il condamne l'exérèse. Il décrit les différentes formes de cancer. Il reconnaît qu'un écoulement mamelonnaire peut s¿observer dans un cancer mais n'est pas spécifique. Cet ouvrage est orné de huit planches gravées sur métal en couleurs. Cet ouvrage fut traduit en anglais en 1856. Alfred Velpeau (1795-1868), né à Brèches (Indre-et-Loire), d'origine modeste, étudia la médecine à Tours, où il fut l'élève de Bretonneau, puis à Paris. Il devint professeur de clinique chirurgicale à la Charité, où il prit la place de Boyer, et succéda à Larrey à l'Académie des sciences ; il fut aussi membre de l'Académie de médecine. Garrison & Morton, 5771 : "Velpeau was the leading French surgeon of the first half of the 19th century. His great treatise on tumours of the breast, his best work, was the most important of its time on the subject. It includes a good account of hyperplastic cystic disease of the breast." ; Heirs of Hippocrates 1530; Haagensen (An exhibit of important books, papers, and memorabilia illustrating the evolution of the knowledge of cancer. Amer. J. Cancer, 1933), p.75 (n°50) ; Goldschmid, Entwicklung und bibliographie der pathologisch-anatomischen abbildung. 193 ; Gabka & Vaubel, Plastic surgery. Past and Present, p. 152 : "of great importance to plastic surgery and based on over 2,000 case histories"; P. Huard. Velpeau, cancérologue. Congrès National des Sociétés Savantes, 1968, II, 159-62 ; Waller 9854 (2e éd) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR D'ESTAMPES contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations .

      Paris 1854 - 4 voll.ril. in mezza pelle ., cm 24x16 , pp 2175. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two original sermons, delivered following the death of Abraham Lincoln, contained in a New York preacher's notebook

      Brooklyn / New York / Fishkill: , 1854 - 1876. "Bound manuscript, 450 pages (approx.), 7.5"" x 9.5"", New York [and other locales], 1841-1889: a incredible trove of sermons, accomplished primarily in ink, but occasionally in pencil, many accomplished on the original pages of the notebook, together with additional pages and scraps either pasted or pinned into the volume. Binding loose, some pages chipped at margins, some expected toning and soiling, else very good condition overall. Of particular interest in Quackenbush's notebook are two sermons delivered on the occasion of Lincoln's assassination. The first, a thirteen-page sermon delivered at Prospect Hill Church in New York on April 19, 1865 is headed, ""90 President Lincoln's Assassination"" and uses 2 Chronicles 20: 5-9 as the main text: ""Upon the nation of Judah a great calamity had fallen. A Messenger had brought such tidings as made the King afraid, & pressed him to seek the Lord, & proclaim a fast..."" In his sermon, Quackenbush eloquently underscored the gravity of Booth's crime as well as those of his fellow conspirators while pleading for the wheels of justice to run their course: ""...The treason that attacked the peace of our country, in every one that planned it, & in every one that voluntarily helped it is a far greater crime. We follow the assassin with our exertions & get the gallows ready for him with a common consent, but his crime hideous, as it is pales in the presence of the greater crime of treason. It involves many crimes in itself, & murder is but one of its offshoots. It breaks all law by striking at the very heart of authority, & government. There is a strong tendency & temptation to revengeful feeling in this hour - Grief relives itself by anger. The mind recovers itself from its depression by the stimulus of indignation. This ought to be restrained. The law sh[oul]d do its work against offenders in a sphere undisturbed by storms of feeling. Justice sh[oul]d know nothing of the mere impulses of mercy, or of revenge which move the heart of the nation. The future fate of those that have so marred the fair face of our land & ploughed it full of that centuries will not efface, & dotted it all over with grains out of which the blood will ooze for ages, their fate if they fall into the hands of the government ought to be decided with a gravity, & solemnity, that shall exclude all the impulses of this hour... "" Pinned to another album page directly opposite the last sermon is another on the same subject, delivered on June 1, 1865 on the occasion of a public day of humiliation and fasting declared to mourn Lincoln's death. In this ten-page address, Quackenbush uses Hosea 11: 7-9 for his text. The sermon, also delivered on five previous occasions between 1843 and 1850 was modified for Lincoln's assassinations by the use of pasted slips of paper covering older text. It appears that the Reverend Quackenbush also used elements of his Lincoln sermon again when James Garfield died sixteen years later in 1881, even harking back to ""that Friday night April 14, 1865 to which we were sorely tempted to apply the bitter words in which a man greatly distressed cursed his day???"" Indeed most of the sermons are grouped by event (or type of event). One sermon, in which he references Jonah 3: 8 & 9, he uses for three maritime disasters: ""Wreck of 'Arctic' 1854 - Wreck of 'Central America' - 1857 [and] Wreck of 'Ville du Havre"" 1873"".Not only does this volume of value for the inclusion of two sermons delivered on the occasion of Lincoln's death, it stands as a window into the manner in which this preacher worked. Quite often similar events required the similar words of comfort and reflection, and Quackenbush was quite adept in molding these to different occasions."

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        The Masonic Text-Book, Containing a History of Masonry and Masonic Grand Lodges, From the Earliest Times: Together with the Constitution of Masonry, or Ahiman Rezon, and a Digest of the Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Grand Lodge of Virginia

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1854. Second Edition. Leather_bound. Good. 12mo. [4], xxi, [1], 404pp. Illustrations. Brown leather binding with blind stamped tooled borders on covers.. 4 raised bands on spine with gilt stamped red leather label on spine. Significant wear and rubs to leather binding. Title label on spine is worn. Light scattered foxing to pages. Book includes several hand written manuscript pages and several unused blank lined sheets. On the front yellow paste down in pencil is a presentation; "A Present to C J Hill by W. Boykin." Below the inscription is a second presentation; "A Present to Wm. H. Bell By P? Hill 1906." The right front yellow end sheet is missing. The first front blank end sheet has the name Wm. A. Boykin, King William Co. written in light pencil. This sheet is detached and laid inside. The second front blank end sheet has the pencil name "Wm. G. Sallee, Committee on England" written top of page. The third front blank end sheet has names written in pencil and is torn with a section missing. The fourth front blank end sheet has a presentation "to S H Boykin by William Manly" in light pencil. Below that inscription is a second presentation; "Presented to W H Bell by C. J. Hill March 8th, 1906." The rear yellow end sheets are present with the name Mr. Boykin in pencil on the rear paste down. The blank and used lined sheets are not page numbered. Dates recorded for several of the used pages are from 1854-56. The majority of the lined pages in the text are unused. The first pages with writing are 5 pages describing Masonry between pages 166 and 167. Other pages with writing cover resolutions and reports of proceedings. & & A list of the pages with writing and their location are as follows; 3 pages between 236 and 237; 1 page after 238; 2 pages before 239; 7 pages after 240; 1 page before 243; 4 pages after 244; 1 page before 263; 1 page after 268; 6 pages before 277; 6 pages before 279; 1 page after 280; 1 page before 287; 1 page after 288; 2 pages after 289; 1 page after 292, next blank page torn out; 1 page after 300; rear blank end sheet torn out.

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        Medizinisches Professoren-Collegium der Hochschule Wien. Gruppenporträt von 15 Professoren der der wiener medizinischen Fakultät. Große Lithographie auch gewalztem China von August Prinzhofer.,

      Wien, Wilhelm Fallenböck, 1854 - Bildformat: 485 x 660 mm. Blattgröße: 590 x 880 mm. *Abgebildet sind die Professoren Hyrtl, Sigmund, Redtenbacher, Schuh, Unger, Haller, Rosas, Rokitansky, Brücke, Oppolzer, Helm Skoda, Hebra, Dumreicher, Dlauhy. - Beauftragt und im Selbstverlag herausgegeben von dem Mediziner Wilhelm Fallenböck. Außerordentlich seltenes und sehr großformatiges Gruppenbildnis der Medizin-Professoren an der Universität Wien, 1855 gab es davon auch einen Nachstich in kleinem Format. - Größerer geschlossener Einriss vom linken Blattrand bis ca. 12 cm in den Bildrand, 2 kleinere (geschlossene Einrisse im weißen Unterrand (je 3 bzw. 6 cm) ohne Bildberührung. Leichte horizontale Knickspur mittig, die weißen Außenränder etwas gebräunt. Abgesehen von dem restaurierten Einriß links ist der Platten- bzw. Bildbereich sauber und gut erhalten in einem breitrandigen Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4000

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        Medizinisches Professoren-Collegium der Hochschule Wien. Gruppenporträt von 15 Professoren der der wiener medizinischen Fakultät. Große Lithographie auch gewalztem China von August Prinzhofer.

      Wien, Wilhelm Fallenböck, 1854.. Bildformat: 485 x 660 mm. Blattgröße: 590 x 880 mm.. *Abgebildet sind die Professoren Hyrtl, Sigmund, Redtenbacher, Schuh, Unger, Haller, Rosas, Rokitansky, Brücke, Oppolzer, Helm Skoda, Hebra, Dumreicher, Dlauhy. - Beauftragt und im Selbstverlag herausgegeben von dem Mediziner Wilhelm Fallenböck. Außerordentlich seltenes und sehr großformatiges Gruppenbildnis der Medizin-Professoren an der Universität Wien, 1855 gab es davon auch einen Nachstich in kleinem Format. - Größerer geschlossener Einriss vom linken Blattrand bis ca. 12 cm in den Bildrand, 2 kleinere (geschlossene Einrisse im weißen Unterrand (je 3 bzw. 6 cm) ohne Bildberührung. Leichte horizontale Knickspur mittig, die weißen Außenränder etwas gebräunt. Abgesehen von dem restaurierten Einriß links ist der Platten- bzw. Bildbereich sauber und gut erhalten in einem breitrandigen Exemplar.

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        AMS - Eigenhändiges autobiographisches Manuskript mit Unterschrift.

      - Leipzig 1854. 1 2/4 Seiten gr.-folio. An den Rändern schwach gebräunt, kleiner Einriss. Christian Georg Theodor Ruete (1810-1867), Ophthalmologe, erster Ordinarius für Augenheilkunde in Deutschland; "von ihm rührt die Augenspiegelung im umgekehrten Bilde und die Erfindung eines neuen Ophthalmotrops her" (Hirsch). - Autobiographischer Artikel für die 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855). - Beginnt: - - "Christian, Georg, Theodor Ruete, geboren den 2ten Mai 1810 zu Scharmbeck im Herzogthum Bremen, daselbst sein Vater Prediger war. Nachdem er von diesem bis zu seinem 16ten Jahre in den Schulwissenschaften unterrichtet war, bezog er das Gymnasium zu Verden, um sich für die Universität vorzubereiten. Als er daselbst zwei Jahre in der ersten Classe zugebracht hatte, kehrte er auf ein halbes Jahr in das väterliche Haus zurück, um mit Hülfe seines gelehrten Vaters die Vorbereitung zu dem Universitätsstudium durch Logik und Philosophie überhaupt zu vollenden. Im Herbste 1829 bezog er die Universität zu Göttingen, daselbst er 4 Jahre, besonders unter Himly, Blumenbach, Stromeyer, Schrader, Langenbeck, Kraus die Medicin studirte ." - Mit einer neun Titel umfassenden Bibliographie seiner Schriften bis 1854. - - In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Preussens alte und neue Landwehr und das nationale Krieger Denkmal im Invalidenpark zu Berlin.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Nordmann ( Druck J. Hesse in Berlin) b. Hollstein in Berlin, 1854, 44,7 x 34,5 (H). Ernst, Nordmann, Nr. 5. - Blick zum Denkmal im Invalidenpark. Im Vordergrund zahlreiche berittene Soldaten der preuss. Landwehr.

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        Costumes of the First or Grenadier Regiment of Guards from 1660

      Ackerman & Co, London 1854 - 26pp. 12 magnificent hand-coloured plates. Heraldic bookplate of Sir Claud Alexander of Ballochmyle. Cover rubbed, marked and faded with heavy edge-wear. Splits to spine with some loss. Some foxing and minor marks, but plates in overall VG condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA.

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

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        Cooper's Novels, in Thirty-Three Volumes (New Edition)

      Stringer & Townsend, New York 1854 - No jackets. Corners & spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, front & end matter of a few volumes lightly foxed. Interiors exceptionally well preserved. Spine labels professionally replaced in emulation of original style. An excellent set. 1854 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author! Complete in thirty-three volumes. 12mo. 65 volumes in 33. Sewn bindings. Butterscotch leather spines & corners over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An apparent variant of the set referenced in Spiller & Blackburn's bibliography (slightly different ordering of volumes, half-leather instead of cloth). The third American publication of Cooper's collected works, and the most complete available at the time of publication. It has since only been surpassed by an edition published several years later, also by Stringer & Townsend, which added The Ways of the Hour (the plates for which they did not possess when the 33-vol. edition was printed). Both editions were printed from the same plates. Spiller & Blackburn 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        J No 2) U.S. Coast Survey A.D. Bache Superintendent Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Middle Sheet From San Francisco to Umpquah River

      U.S. Coast Survey / U.S. Navy, United States 1854 - Size : 587x567 (mm), 23.125x22.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, slight darkening of folds

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        Caroussel zur Anwesenheit I. I. k. k. Majestäten in Prag. Den 5. Juni 1854 Sr. k.k. Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Herrn Erzherzog Leopold in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet und herausgegeben.

      Wien, (Mechitharisten, 1854).. Mit getöntem lithograph. Titel und 26 getönten kolor. lithograph. Tafeln von Vinzenz Katzler nach G. Franceschini. 3 Bll. Altrosa Samt-Mappe d. Zt., mit silbernem bayerischen Löwen auf Vorderdeckel und 1 (von 2) Schließen. Imp.-Qu.-Folio. 49 x 65 cm.. Thieme-B. XII, 297; Lipperheide Sc 26 erwähnt noch 13 S. (Musik?) die hier, wie bei den beiden Vergleichsexemplaren in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek und den beiden einzigen Exemplaren im JBdA seit 1950 fehlen. - Außergewöhnlich prachtvolles und farbprächtiges Repräsentationswerk, das zur Vermählung Franz Joseph I. mit Elisabeth ("Sisi") von Bayern erschien. Die Idee war die Nachahmung eines 1572 in Graz zu Ehren der Vermählung des Herzogs Karl von Steiermark mit Maria von Bayern abgehaltenen Turniers. Die groß angelegten Tafeln in hervorragendstem Kolorit, tls. weiß gehöht. Neben einer Ansicht des Prager Hradschin und einen Blick in die Reitschule zeigen die Tafeln die Gruppen der Teilnehmer zu Pferde (Portraits von Angehörigen des österreichischen Hochadels); ihre Namen sind auf den beiden Inhaltsblättern aufgeführt. - Durchgehend stockfleckig, Titel und Tafeln mit zahlr., teils längeren Randeinrissen. Tit. u. Textbll. stärker, Taf. leicht beschnitten. Samtbezug verblasst, Vorderdeckel mit einigen Druckstellen u. Kratzspuren. Eine Schließband fehlt, 1 Hafte beschädigt.

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        The Newcomes : memoirs of a most respectable family / edited by A. Pendennis, Esqre. ; illustrated by Richard Doyle - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : Bradbury & Evans, [1854-55], 1854, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st edition, 1st issueFinely bound both in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject: Families - England - Fiction. Family - England - Fiction. English fiction - 19th century.Other names: Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883, [ill.]. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I,971.

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