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        Himalayan Journals: Or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, Etc [omplete in two volumes]

      London: John Murray, 1854. Pp. vol. I: xxvii, 408; vol. II: xii, 487. 12 lithographic colour plates (including frontispieces) of which one folding (all present and correct and with original tissue guards). Red-printed woodcut of the Rajah's seal to volume I, 80 wood engravings in the text, some of which full-page. 2 folding maps at end of vol. I (one of which backed onto paper). Errata slips to both volumes; both title pages and half-titles present. 32 page publisher's list dated January 1854 to rear of vol I. Original brown-coated free-endpapers printed with adverts, new plain endpapers. Publisher's cloth, gilt, re-backed with utilitarian but tasteful plain cloth to match, with simple gilt lettering. Boards a little worn and marked, corners bruised, upper corners rounded. Contents clean and tight, a little reading wear, title pages slightly marked and a few tissue guards nicked at edges; vol. I with neat contemporary manuscript addition to the verso of the half-title 'Extract fomr the Address of the President of the Royal Society on presenting the Medal to J. Hooker...'; small contemporary signatures to the head of the title pages in the same hand as the manuscript note, early newspaper cutting 'Biographical Notices -Joseph Hooker' tipped onto front free end paper of vol. I. Overall a good to very good set. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo (15 x 23cm). Book.

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        Atlas du Traité de l'exploitation des mines de houille, offrant, au moyen d'exemples choisis dans les établissements les plus remarquables de l'Europe, l'ensemble complet des travaux relatifs à l'art du houilleur.

      Liège, chez E. Noblet, s.d., (1854), - in-folio, [2] ff. de texte (titre, table des pl.), et 80 planches (dont pl. 3 et 21 bis), toile verte, dos lisse, pièce de titre (reliure moderne). Petite déchirure restaurée dans la marge de quatre pl. Rousseurs, parfois soutenues, sur certaines pl. Atlas seul, sans les quatre volumes de texte (Liège, Noblet, 1852-1854). C'est une documentation technique et très complète (les coupes géologiques de divers sites miniers, les appareils de sondage, les outils du mineurs, le creusement et le boisage des puits et des galeries, le forage des puits, l'aérage des mines, les ventilateurs, les lampes de sûreté, les tailles, le roulage au fond des mines, les cages d'extraction, etc.). Natif de Genève, Ponson (1801-1866) fut appelé en 1831 à Bruxelles pour enseigner la physique et la chimie à l'Institut Gaggia. Puis il fut attiré par l'industrie minière, entra dans l'administration d'un charbonnage, mit au point la machine à vapeur à action directe, puis se retira de l'industrie en 1851 pour voyager et préparer son grand ouvrage sur l'exploitation des mines.

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        Historia General de España, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días

      Imprenta "Revista", Buenos Aires 1854 - 5vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Ticknor and Fields 1854 - First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nord-Amerika in geographischen und geschichtichen Umrissen. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Eingeborenen und der indianischen Alterthümer, der Einwanderung und der Ansiedelungen, des Ackerbaues, der Gewerbe, der Schiffahrt und des Handels . Zweite Auflage mit in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und vermehrt mit einem Kartenwerke von achtzehn Blättern.

      - Braunschweig, George Westermann, 1854. 8vo and atlas volume in oblong small folio. Contemporary green half-calf over marbled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt and contemporary green half-morocco over pebble-grained cloth boards, spine ruled in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. xiii, 810; [iv], 28, 18 lithographic maps with outline (one with additional lithographic printing in blue); light wear to extremities, text evenly a little browned, very light spotting only here and there to plates; a good set. First edition to contain the atlas. This is a monograph on North America, dealing with all aspects, ranging from history, colonization, natural history, to trade and commerce, written in a Humboldtian way of interlinking diverse aspects of nature and human impact. 'Andree's general treatment of the usual historical and descriptive material is interspersed with chapters relating to each of the states. He described in some detail the emigration and settlement of Germans in this country as well as their professional and occupational opportunities' (Clark III, p. 265). Among the maps is an early one of Texas, and in the text volume is one chapter on the Mormons and Utah. This book might have served a few years later as a primer for the thousands of emigrants from Germany, who went to the US after the crushed 1848 revolution. Karl Andree was a publisher and writer of geographical books and periodicals, who in the 1830s had been reprimanded by the authorities for his progressive views and subsequently concentrated more on geography than politics. Sabin 1461. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Manual of Pathological Anatomy, in Four Volumes. [4 volumes]

      London:: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852., 1854. 4 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 410, [2], 36; xvi, 359, 1; xvi, 467, [1]; x, 308 pp. Indexes. Original green gilt- and blind-stamped cloth; some minor kozo repairs. Ownership stamp of E.H. (Ernest Henry) Starling. Very good. First edition in English of one of the greatest works in descriptive pathology. Baron Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1878) was a Bohemian [present-day Czech Republic] pathologist, philosopher, and politician. "Rokitansky was a first class anatomist, not the least of his service to pathology being the development method which its anatomical logic and comprehension of detail insured an inspection of every part of the body in every examination" (Long 107 in Hook & Norman 666). "One of the greatest of all gross descriptive pathologists," based his study of disease on considerable evidence, by 1866 Rokitansky was estimated to have performed over 30,000 autopsies. In his final lecture at the Vienna school, he said, "Pathological anatomy has been presented to me by my students as the essential basis of pathological physiology and the elementary doctrine for medical research. On pathological anatomy clinical knowledge is founded, developed, and perfected" (Castiglioni 694). He is remembered for his numerous contributions to medicine, including studies on artery and heart diseases, lardaceous disease, and acute yellow atrophy (Rokitansky's disease), to name a few. Rokitansky's writings are "models ... for clarity of demonstration and reasoning power," particularly his Manual of Pathological Anatomy, which "far surpassed any previous texts on the subject" (Castiglioni 694). The first edition, Handbuch der Allgemeine Pathologischen Anatomie (Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel, 1842-6), "attempted a revival of humoral pathology, based upon current physiological theory of a 'blastema' or primitive fluid substance from which formed elements were derived" (Hook & Norman 666). However, Rokitansky eliminated these humoral theories from the next two editions of his work, under pressure from Rudolf Virchow who criticized them as "monstrous anachronism" (Hook & Norman 666). This "most important book ... left but few gaps for subsequent workers. From now on, the science of pathology was to be prosecuted in a new spirit with new instruments" (Singer & Underwood 171). Castiglioni, Arturo. A History of Medicine. Translated from the Italian and edited by E. B. Krumbhaar. New York: Jason Aronson, 1969; Hook, Diana H., and Jeremy M. Norman. "1845. Rokitansky, Carl (1804-1878)." The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine. Vol. 2. San Francisco: Jeremy Norman, 1991; Singer, Charles, and Ashworth E. Underwood. A Short History of Medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962. PROVENANCE: E.H. (Ernest Henry) Starling (1866-1927), was an eminent physiologist at University College, London, who collaborated extensively with William Bayliss. He discovered the Starling principle of fluid exchange, which was key to understanding how plasma fluid enters and exits the bloodstream. Starling was twice nominated for a Nobel Prize but was tabled due to circumstances between personal politics of the assessor (J.E. Johansson) and the war. Then his sudden and mysterious death in Jamaica cut short a brilliant life. FULL TITLE: Vol. I: A Manual of General Pathological Anatomy, translated from the German by William Edward Swaine. Vol. II: The Pathological Anatomy of the Abdominal Viscera, translated by Edward Sieveking. Vol. III: The Pathological Anatomy of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, & Skin, of Cellular and Fibrous Tissue, Serous and Mucous Membrane, and of the Nervous System, translated by Charles Hewitt Moore. Vol. IV: The Pathological Anatomy of the Organs of Respiration and Circulation, translated by George E. Day. [MK]

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        Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1854. This appears to be the first edition, probable third state, with the Errata page following the table of contents, the Note following page 424 and Macmillan and Co. listed as the publisher on the title page. This is an ex-library book with most of the usual markings. Otherwise, the hardcover book is generally good with damage to the hinges (it has been been somewhat repaired and the first few pages have been glued a bit sloppily), wear to the binding, shelfwear, bumped corners, a tear to the bottom half of the title page near the inner margin and some pages with small tears. Issued without a dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce edition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Ex-Library.

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        Warren's General Map North American US West 1854 Jefferson Davis huge RR Survey

      1854 - Map of the Territory of the United States From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean Ordered by the Hon. Jeff'n Davis. Secretary of War Lieut. G. K. Warren & Maj. Emory. (Exploration & mapping of America West of Mississippi river) Issued Washington, D. C., 1854-7 by U. S. Gov. Railroad Survey. Eng. & Litho. by Siebert. A monumental mid-19th century map issued under the directions of Lt. Warren, Jefferson Davis, Maj. Emory and other U. S. Government Departments. Widely authoritatively considered to be the most signficant mapping of the Western American continent until this date. Wheat* devotes a remarkable eight full pages to discussing it and describes it as the historical cartographic pinnacle of the era. Warren displayed an energy, zeal and mastery of synthesis in the creation of this map impossible prior to his task. Captures the American West to the Pacific coast with a level of detail and accuracy previously unknown and unmapped thus. Map remains mostly well preserved aside from top left panel region (original inset panel). Like all U. S. government maps issued for the Railroad survey explorations across the country in the middle of the century, this map was printed on a relatively thin and fragile lithographic paper. Two huge sheets, joined along the middle as issued. This paper is now visibly age-toned along the fold lines, and must be unfolded & handled with some care. Top left single panel cleanly ripped through due to being an inset tab and the weight of the folded map stressing the paper; this long tear throught the panel now temporarily closed with archival tape on reverse. Some small loss along the age browned short top left fold line as well, representing where the map was exposed to time when folded up as issued. Priced to reflect condition as described above, worthy of professional archival backing. Original fold lines as issued; map still largely clean & fresh internally, appears to have rarely been unfolded over the years. A gargantuan wall map which often displays restoration, this example entirely acceptable for most connoisseurs, collectors & institutions unless one seeks extremely fine. Sheet measures c. 47" x 47" (almost 4 feet x 4 feet). Printed area measures c. 42' x 45". [R13132].*Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 936 [pp. 84-92]; 824 (there noting how all these RR survey maps were printed on fragile thin lithographic paper which simply does not hold up well and is often found with tears and various signs of nearly unavoidable age deterioration). Goetzman called the publication of the original 1857 edition "an event comparable in importance to publication of Lewis and Clark's first reports, Warren's map marked the culmination of six decades of effort to comprehend the outlines of western geography Compared to Warren's map, all previous works of a general nature on the trans-Mississippi West are mere sketches." * Cohen & Taliaferro description, found Old Maps online price record.

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        Na Motu: or, Reef-Rovings in the South Seas. A Narrative of Adventures at the Hawaiian, Georgian and Society Islands.

      New York: Pudney & Russell,, 1854. With an appendix relating to the resources, social and political condition of Polynesia, and subjects of interest in the Pacific Ocean. Octavo. Original pale brown horizontally-ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spine together with pictorial device of the Tahitian boy and girl from the title page, embossed panelling to sides, gilt urn device to front cover, yellow endpapers. Tinted lithographic pictorial title page and 11 other similar plates by Snyder, Black and Sturn after Perkins, 2 maps (Hawaiian Islands and Tahitian and Society Islands). Attractive nautical bookplate of John Husband, bookseller's ticket of Alfred W. Paine, New York City ("Books relating to salt water"). Spine and periphery of boards a little sunned, minor stain at fore-edge of front cover. A very good copy. First edition of a key book on Hawaii – "an important and lively narrative" (Forbes) - containing one of the earliest accounts of surfing: "Surfriding and surfrider also hold the honour of being the terms in longest continual use to describe the act of riding waves and those who ride them. The former appears for the first time apparently in Edward T. Perkins's Na Motu: or, Reef-Rovings in the South Seas (1854). Describing his experience in the waves on Maui with a group of 'about twenty girls, of various ages, and a dozen boys,' Perkins wrote: 'the art of surf-riding is not so simple as it would seem.' Because the verb 'to surf' had not yet come into usage in the sense of 'to ride waves,' Perkins wrote that he 'sported in the waves' for about fifteen minutes until he wiped out: 'a roller caught me as it broke, and wrenching the board from my hands, whirled me along in every conceivable attitude; and on recovering from the shock, I was compelled to abandon my aquatic sports for the remainder of the day.'" (Patrick Moser ed., Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writings, 2008, p. 10). Perkins's account (pp. 196-97) is most engaging. "In 1848 Perkins sailed on the Planet, an American whaling ship, to Hawaii, where he lived for nearly two years. He later spent considerable time on Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti, in the Society Islands. Perkins gives interesting data on whaling as well as on the islands he visited. In his extensive appendices, he drops his chatty style and gives useful factual information on Polynesia in general and the Hawaiian Islands in particular, and on the missionaries, French influence in Oceania, and American whaling interests in the Pacific Ocean" (Hill). The work is divided into three main sections, "The Whale-Ship", "Hawaiian Islands", "Georgian [Tahiti] and Society Islands" and is attractively illustrated from drawings by the author. On p. 323 Perkins mentions Herman Melville and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847) and in particular the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Bell; Melville describing the latter glowingly: "She had such eyes, such moss-roses in her cheeks, such a divine air in the saddle that, to my dying day, I shall never forget Mrs. Bell" (Omoo pp. 364-65).

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        Shooting in the Himalayas. A journal of sporting adventures and travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, etc.

      Richard Bentley London 1854 - First edition. Royal 8vo, xii, 375pp, additional engraved title, 8 lithograph plates including frontispiece, illustrations in text, folding map, some spotting, original olive green blindstamped cloth gilt, pictorial gilt blocks to upper cover and spine,neat repairs to extremities. Provenance: Himalayan explorer, N. Tombazi (bookplate). "An excellent early work on sport in the Himalayas, this recounts Markham's hunts after tiger in the Dehra Doon, with episodes of hunting thar and serow in the hill country." (Czech). Czech, Asian p134. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vita di S. Margherita da Cortona ... raccolta da' processi per la sua canonizzazione da Francesco Marchese ... 1.a Edizione Napolitana diligentemente riveduta e corretta. Per A. F.

      Stab. Tipografico di Andrea Festa - nNapoli, 1854. ITALIANO 0,14 Volume della metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, punte del patto anteriore piegate, bordo e punte consunti, cima e piede con lacerazioni, cancellature a penna e cifra su piatto inferiore, macchie, accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli con barbe, pagine in buono stato, poche con becca. Elegante testatina e capolettera su incipit. I edizione Napoletana "diligentemente riveduta e corretta. Solo Tomo II. USATO

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        Na Motu: or, Reef-Rovings in the South Seas. A Narrative of Adventures at the Hawaiian, Georgian and Society Islands. With an appendix relating to the resources, social and political condition of Polynesia, and subjects of interest in the Pacific Ocean.

      New York: Pudney & Russell, 1854 - Octavo. Original pale brown horizontally-ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spine together with pictorial device of the Tahitian boy and girl from the title page, embossed panelling to sides, gilt urn device to front cover, yellow endpapers. Attractive nautical bookplate of John Husband, bookseller's ticket of Alfred W. Paine, New York City ("Books relating to salt water"). Spine and periphery of boards a little sunned, minor stain at fore-edge of front cover. A very good copy. Tinted lithographic pictorial title page and 11 other similar plates by Snyder, Black and Sturn after Perkins, 2 maps (Hawaiian Islands and Tahitian and Society Islands). First edition of a key book on Hawaii – "an important and lively narrative" (Forbes) - containing one of the earliest accounts of surfing: "Surfriding and surfrider also hold the honour of being the terms in longest continual use to describe the act of riding waves and those who ride them. The former appears for the first time apparently in Edward T. Perkins's Na Motu: or, Reef-Rovings in the South Seas (1854). Describing his experience in the waves on Maui with a group of 'about twenty girls, of various ages, and a dozen boys,' Perkins wrote: 'the art of surf-riding is not so simple as it would seem.' Because the verb 'to surf' had not yet come into usage in the sense of 'to ride waves,' Perkins wrote that he 'sported in the waves' for about fifteen minutes until he wiped out: 'a roller caught me as it broke, and wrenching the board from my hands, whirled me along in every conceivable attitude; and on recovering from the shock, I was compelled to abandon my aquatic sports for the remainder of the day.'" (Patrick Moser ed., Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writings, 2008, p. 10). Perkins's account (pp. 196-97) is most engaging. "In 1848 Perkins sailed on the Planet, an American whaling ship, to Hawaii, where he lived for nearly two years. He later spent considerable time on Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti, in the Society Islands. Perkins gives interesting data on whaling as well as on the islands he visited. In his extensive appendices, he drops his chatty style and gives useful factual information on Polynesia in general and the Hawaiian Islands in particular, and on the missionaries, French influence in Oceania, and American whaling interests in the Pacific Ocean" (Hill). The work is divided into three main sections, "The Whale-Ship", "Hawaiian Islands", "Georgian [Tahiti] and Society Islands" and is attractively illustrated from drawings by the author. On p. 323 Perkins mentions Herman Melville and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847) and in particular the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Bell; Melville describing the latter glowingly: "She had such eyes, such moss-roses in her cheeks, such a divine air in the saddle that, to my dying day, I shall never forget Mrs. Bell" (Omoo pp. 364-65). Forbes 2045; Forster 81; Hill 1325; Hunnewell p. 62; Judd 143 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ITINERARIO GENERAL DE ESPAÑA POR EL CUERPO DE ESTADO MAYOR DEL EJERCITO. ITINERARIO DESCRIPTIVO DE MADRID A IRUN. PASANDO POR BURGOS Y VITORIA, CON LOS RAMALES DE VITORIA A BEASAÍN POR ALSASUA Y DE ANDOAIN A IRUN POR SAN SEBASTIÁN Y RENTERÍA. EJECUTADO EN 1849 Y AUMENTADO EN 1852.

      M. Ribadeneyra, Madrid 1854 - Materia: Itinerarios. Militar. Cartografía. Caminos. Carlismo. Publicación: Madrid, Imprenta yEsterotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, 1854. Descripción física: Octavo oblongo (17,5 x 23,5 cm.) 364 páginas, 17 + 2 (14-II y 14 - III) mapas plegados. Encuadernación holandesa piel actual. Conservación: Muy buen estado, conserva cubiertas originales. BS2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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        Recherches sur le culte du cyprès pyramidal chez les peuples civilisés de l'antiquité.

      Paris, Imprimerie impériale, Gide et J. Baudry 1854 - grand in-8, 21 planches, demi-basane blonde, dos lisse, couv. cons. (reliure de l'époque). Dos frotté, épidermures, qqs rousseurs. Après une brillante carrière diplomatique Félix Lajard (1783-1858) se consacra à l'archéologie, passion contractée lors de ses différents voyages au Moyen-Orient. Atlas seul. Rare.

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        Manuscript receipt, signed "X" as mark of S. W. Gordon, with scrawl as his seal

      State of Texas, Gonzales County 1854 - 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of eight hundred dollars and writing "I have this day bargained sold & delivered unto him said Matthews a certain negro girl names Virginia of Black complexion and about Eleven years old. And I warrant said negro Girl to be sound in body and mind and a slave for life." Witnessed by F. Chinault and D. L. H. Daret. Bill of Sale to Wm. A. Matthews of Gonzales County. Folds, some light offsetting, else in very good condition

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        Manuscript receipt, signed "X" as mark of S W Gordon, with scrawl as his seal

      State of Texas, Gonzales County, 1854. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Bill of Sale to Wm. A. Matthews of Gonzales County. Folds, some light offsetting, else in very good condition. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of eight hundred dollars and writing "I have this day bargained sold & delivered unto him said Matthews a certain negro girl names Virginia of Black complexion and about Eleven years old. And I warrant said negro Girl to be sound in body and mind and a slave for life." Witnessed by F. Chinault and D. L. H. Daret.

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        Grundzüge der Physik als Compendium zu seien Vorlesungen

      Schrag, Nürnberg 1854 - Mit 159 Holzschnitten;Ledereinband mit Goldprägung(leicht berieben) 563 S. 22x15;(t54) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les anges de la famille

      - Bonneville, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Seconda edizione illustrata di due incisioni incastonate con un frontespizio. autografo Rare firmato di Marceline Desbordes-Valmore al signor C. Piellat. Binding metà pecora melanzane, colonna vertebrale piatto decorato con punti d'oro, reti fredde ansi come caselle dorate doppie decorati con arabeschi dorati, leggermente strofinato tappi superiori, piatti di carta marmorizzata, due intoppi minori sui tagli, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, contemporaneo di legame. Alcuni Foxing minore principalmente margini di alcune foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition illustrée de deux gravures hors-texte dont une en frontispice. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore à monsieur C. Piellat. Reliure en demi basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de pointillés dorés, de filets à froid ansi que de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés d' arabesques dorées, coiffes supérieures légèrement frottées, plats de papier marbré, deux légers accrocs sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs essentiellement en marges de certains feuillets.  

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        De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap 1854 - Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 1 Kg. 699 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Non-Slaveholder, Volumes 1 and 2 bound together

      Philadelphia: George W. Taylor, 1854. Half leather. Very good. 24 monthly issues bound together. Complete; each volume contains 104 text pages. Half-leather with marbled boards; 6.75" x 10.25". Sound binding. Clean pages with light intermittent foxing. Old pencil annotation at top of the first title page. Light dampstain to the first six leaves. Some edge wear to cover; two-inch loss of spine covering at head and tail. This ardent abolitionist journal includes coverage of the debate regarding the expansion of slavery, news of anti-slavery events, some early writings of Frederick Douglass, discussion of Quaker events, American slavery laws, Uncle Tom's Cabin, temperance issues including the "Maine Law," and much more. The journal was the organ of the Free Produce Society of Philadelphia and its publisher, George Taylor, managed the city's Free Produce Store. 'Free Produce' included all manners of goods (traditionally made with slave labor) that were produced without any taint of slavery. Such items were much more expensive than slave-produced items, but the most principled Quakers and abolitionists paid the price to keep their consciences clear. Although the Society disbanded in 1856, Taylor kept the store open until after the Civil War when customers no longer saw a reason to patronize him. See The Atlantic Monthly (October, 1868) and Cison's "Quality Came Second" in Main Line Today (March, 2007).Scarce. While digital and microform reprints are common, as of 2017, OCLC shows only a few institutions holding intermittent original issues. Two auction records are on file at the Rare Book Hub.

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        Die Feuerwerkkunst in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Lehrbuch der Lustfeuerwerkerei für Künstler vom Fach und Dilettanten. Erster [UND: Zweiter] Band.

      Ulm und 1852 1854 - EA (und 2. Aufl.?); 2 Bände; ca 22x14 cm; VI (statt VIII), 447 (1); (2) 670 Seiten mit 2 illustr. lith. Titelblättern und zahlreichen Textholzstichen; Leinwandeinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einbände vor allem am Buchrücken etwas fleckig, kleiner Stempel auf Innendeckel, typographisches Titelblatt zu Band 1 nicht mit eingebunden, Seiten teils mehr oder weniger meist am Blattrand stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Band 2 in der seltenen Erstausgabe, Band 1 seltsamerweise ohne das typographischen Titelblatt. Das lithographierte Titelblatt datiert 1854 [die EA wäre 1848], was auf eine von mir nirgendwo nachzuweisende 2. Auflage schließen lassen würde. 0,000 gr. Feuerwerk; Pyrotechnik [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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        Poems, By William Bell Scott

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1854. F'cap 8vo in half-sheets; half-title; fine wood-engraved pictorial title-page a by the author (reading 'Poems By a painter'); letterpress title-page; two inserted wood-engraved plates by Scott; leaves [C1] and [H4] signed 'C+' and '+', presumably as cancels; signature mark lacking to 'D1'; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[2]+iv+226+[ii]; nine-entry Errata slip tipped in before p.[1]; glazed dark red boards, paper spine-label; a.e uncut. Paper faded on spine, and rubbed over joints; label very slightly rubbed, and chipped at corners (not affecting printed area); light embrowning to edges of plates; one or two neat ink notes (v. below); otherwise fine internally. Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front paste-down, dated '8 May 1888', to the Scottish professor, novelist, critic, journalist, logician, etc., William Minto, who was at the time working on 'Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott...and notices of his artistic and poetic circle of friends', published in two volumes in 1892. Despite the errata slip, Scott has corrected the errata, and in one place added a nineteen word note on one of the poems for the benefit of Minto's research. From the library of Simon and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, with their (separate) book-labels above and below Scott's inscription on the front paste-down, together with their pencilled bibliographical notes. Loosely laid-in is a leaf of further notes in Nowell-Smith'a hand, together with Scott's visiting-card, to which he has added a holograph note that his address, 'Belleview House, Chelsea' has been given a street number and is 'now 92 Cheyne Walk'. The book was published variously in drab boards with a paper spine label, and blue cloth, gilt. The present copy does not appear to have been rebound, and may represent a late stage of the proof. Printed in Newcastle-upon-tyne by G. Bourchier Richardson. Fredeman, 56.5; COPAC records copies at the British Library, the London Library, and Durham only. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        SIBERIA: KYAKHTA] [Official Broadside, Titled:] Pravila dlya vodvoreniya v Kyakhtinskoy torgovoy slobode i propuska tuda raznogo roda lyudey [i.e. Rules for the Settlement in the Kyakhta Trade Quarter and Passes for Different Kinds of People]

      - [St. Petersburg], 19 March 1854. 2 pp. 35x22 cm. Foldmarks, left margin with minor tear after being removed from a stub, Soviet bookshop's stamp on verso, but overall a very good document. Official rules regulating residence in the Kyakhta trade quarter, a major centre of Russian-Chinese tea trade in the 18-19th centuries. The rules were issued by the Siberian Committee (the main government body administering Siberia in the 1820-1860s), with the original being signed by the Committee's chairman count A. Chernyshyov, and six members: count P. Kiselyov, count L. Perovsky, D. Bibikov, N. Annenkov, count V. Panin and P. Brok. The residence was allowed to local government officials, merchants, various types of workers, property owners and their family members. The paper regulates the issue of special passes for the visitors of Kyakhta; convicted smugglers were banned from entering the quarter. ''Kyakhta, formerly (until 1934) Troitskosavsk, town, Buryatia, south-central Siberia, Russia. It lies in the basin of the Selenga River, on the frontier with Mongolia. The town is on the railway and motor road from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar; both routes follow an ancient caravan track that was the only recognized link between Russia and China in the 17th and 18th centuries'' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). ''While the Trinity Fort fulfilled administrative and security functions, trade was handled by the adjacent settlement of Kyakhtinskaya Sloboda (Kyakhta Quarter), also founded in 1727. Here Russian merchants gathered to trade fur, leather, hides and cattle for a variety of Chinese goods, including silk and some porcelain, but with special emphasis on spices such as ginger and rhubarb, which were highly valued for medicinal properties. By the 1760s, Kyakhta Quarter had become the primary border point for trade with China, and the population and prosperity of both Russian settlements increased accordingly. Chinese merchants gathered across the border in a third settlement, known as Maimachin-a generic Chinese term meaning ''trading center''. By the late 18th century, the most significant import by far was tea, which for almost a century Kyakhta provided not only to the enormous Russian market, but also to much of Europe'' (Kyakhta: The Russian Source for All the Tea in China / Russia beyond the headlines). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrirter Alpen-Führer. Malerische Schilderungen des Schweizerlandes. ein Reise-Handbuch für die Besucher der Alpenwelt. Mit 200 Illustrationen, 20 Routenkarten, einer Uebersichtskarte der Schweiz und einem Panorama von Rigi-Kulm.

      Leipzig, J. J. Weber, 1854, - kl. in-8vo, XVI (Halb-Titel - Titelbl. -Vorwort - Inhalts-Verzeichnis - Verzeichnis d. Ill. u. Routenkarten) + XLVIII (Einleitung) + 710 S. (+ 1 Bl.: Druck von Brockhaus Leipzig), illustriert mit 200 Abbildungen + 20 kol. Routenkarten + 1 Panorama von Rigi-Kulm, Original-Vorsätze mit Verlagsinformationen, leimschattig, Original-Leinenband. Rücken und Deckel goldgeprägt, Schönes Exemplar. Postwesen, Münzwesen d. Schweiz mit Abbildungen ?das neue Schweizergeld ?1850?, Der Alpenführer in 20 Kapiteln abgefasst ausch das Veltlin, der Comer-See, Lage Maggiore, Simplon, das Chamouny- und Aosta-Thal, etc. Im Anhang: Reise-Routen - Ganze Schweiz, Spezial-Touren, Gasthöfe, Restaurationen, Cafés, Führer- und Transport-Tarife - für Sesselträger - im Bad Leuk für Gepäck- und Sessel-Träger, sowie für Pferde.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber 82, die Ausgabe von 1854 ?mit 20 Routenkarten?, wie in diesem Exemplar im Titel erwähnt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities

      Macmillan and Co., London 1854 - This appears to be the first edition, probable third state, with the Errata page following the table of contents, the Note following page 424 and Macmillan and Co. listed as the publisher on the title page. This is an ex-library book with most of the usual markings. Otherwise, the hardcover book is generally good with damage to the hinges (it has been been somewhat repaired and the first few pages have been glued a bit sloppily), wear to the binding, shelfwear, bumped corners, a tear to the bottom half of the title page near the inner margin and some pages with small tears. Issued without a dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phelps' New York City Guide; Being A Pocket Directory For Strangers And Citizens To The Prominent Objects Of Interest In The Great Commercial Metropolis, And Conductor To Its Environs.

      Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, New York 1854 - Bound in green cloth with gold titles. Complete with the hand colored map tipped in at the rear of the book. The map titled" Fanning's map of New-York city. 1854" has a few splits at the folds but remains bright. The book has some light foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Account Book, 1854-1860

      1854. Account Book of A Notable Nineteenth-Century Canadian [Manuscript]. Ross, James [1835-1871]. [Account Book]. Toronto and Red River Settlement (Manitoba), 1854-1860. [176] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary diced calf, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets and large central gilt lozenge-shaped panels to boards, gilt fillets to spine, endleaves retained. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few leaves removed near front and rear of text block. Light toning to interior, "James Ross Esquire" in bold hand to front free endpaper, content in neat hand to 83 pages, a few pages have entries in a later hand dated 1885. An interesting piece of Canadiana. $850. * Ross was a distinguished Canadian lawyer, journalist, teacher and public servant, best known for his role in the establishment of the Province of Manitoba. Covering the years 1854 to 1860, most of the entries in this account book pertain to the maintenance of Ross's household. Other regard elections, fees he received as a lawyer and travel expenses to Toronto and other places in Canada.

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        Sir John Franklin Die Unternehmungen Fur Seine Rettung Und Di Nordwestliche Durchfahrt

      Berlin: Verlag Der Nicolai'schen Buchhandlung, 1854. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. viii,312 pp.pp. Octavo. Bound in 19th century marbled paper over boards. Old paper label on spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Two folding charts and one folding coloured map at the end. A touch of browning on a few leaves otherwise a nice clean copy. very good Not in the Arctic Biblio. "Availing himself of parliamentary papers, records of travel, and other accessible sources of information, Dr. Karl Brandes, Custos of the Royal Library at Berlin, has reduced into a continuous history the adventurous episodes of Arctic investigation, beginning in 1818 and ending with the latest searches for Sir John Franklin." Athenaeum No. 1443. Rare! 1854

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        Historical Collections of Georgia

      Pudney & Russell, New York 1854 - Quarto. xiv, 688 pages. Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts. Color folding map in front. Three quarter brown leather hardcover with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Front board reattached. Front and rear hinges repaired. Brown right front flyleaf missing. Marbled paper is shelf worn. Leather is lightly rubbed on extremities. Light scattered foxing and toning to contents. Previous owner inscription, "W J Wyman 1874" written on the front blank end paper. Map is creased at folds and lightly toned. DeRenne II p.568; Howes W 353;. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Siberia

      London Longman 1854 - First edition. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo., xv, 458; xvi, 432pp., engraved frontispiece, large folding map (tear repaired), original blindstamped purple cloth gilt, spine faded, a very good copy of a scarce item. Scarce account by a professional travel writer, who later produced works on the Sandwich Islands, the Levant, and Central & South America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Isthmus of Darien in 1852. Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

      London: Saunders and Stanford, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 238 p. Missing one of the original four maps (Topographical Map), volume priced accordingly. Other three maps complete, although first map does have some tears at creases. Blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, hinges solid with just one small crack at rear hinge, text block strong, all pages clear with just a hint of foxing beginning on a few. Spine has faded somewhat but lettering is still clear. International customers, please note that additional postage may apply; please contact seller for details.

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        Die Auswanderer'.

      - altkolorierte Galvanographie v. Leo Schöninger n. Wilhelm Koller b. W. Wick in München, dat. 1854, 50 x 66 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S. 230. - Seltene Drucktechnik von Schöninger die von Franz v. Kobell um 1842 erfundene Galvanographie (Verstählungsmanier von Kupferplatten). - Das Blatt herausgeben vom Salzburger Kunstverein.

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        Viaggio da Torino a Genova, contenente la descrizione geografica, storica ed archeologica stazione per stazione di tutte le località atraversate, le principali vedute.

      Precedute da alcune Notizie storiche sulle strade ferrate in generale. Torino-Genova, Libreria delle Strade Ferrate, e G.Biancardi, 1854, - in-8 (cm.19x12,5), legatura editoriale tutta tela scura, titolo in oro sul piatto anteriore ed al dorso, pp. 182 di testo a stampa, una carta topografica ripiegata del territorio e 16 tavole f.t. in litografia, a piena pagina, assai belle, del pittore Carlo Bossoli, finemente dipinte a mano, raffiguranti le vedute di queste localit?: Torino, Moncalieri, Stenevasso, Asti, Felizzano, Alessandria, Novi, Serravalle, Pietra Bissata, Villavecchia (2), Scrivia, Galleria Giovi, Fiume Ricc?, Sampierdarena, Genova. Raro album che costituisce una preziosa documentazione della ferrovia e del territorio attraversato dalla linea ferrata Torino-Genova. (inaugurata ufficialmente il 20 Febbraio 1854), con notizie sulle ferrovie in Italia e all'estero, coincidenze, alberghi, commercio, popolazione, polizia ferroviaria, tariffe e prezzi di trasporto merci, etc. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual do sapateiro ou tractado completo e simples desta arte, contendo os melhores processos a seguir para manufacturar as differentes especies de calçado. Imitado do manual francez de J. Morin, e substituido em alguns pontos pelas informações prestadas por alguns mestres da arte desta capital. Publicado por conta da .

      Lisbon, Typ. de A. Martins, 1853 [as per the title page; the front wrapper states Typ. de J.J.A. Silva, 1854]. - 8°, original yellow printed wrappers (light soiling, spine gone, rear wrapper creased and torn). Light browning and a few small stains at front. Uncut and partly unopened. Overall very good. 163 pp., 2 folding lithographic plates. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. According to the title page, the work is imitating a French work by J. Morin, but has been substantially revised to reflect practices in Lisbon. The plates show the tools of the shoemaker's trade: awls, lasts, pliers, and many others. The text includes a chapter with an alphabetical list and description of 74 tools and materials of the trade (pp. 11-53), followed by a chapter on leather, chapters on shoes for men and women (strong, everyday, dancing, waterproof, etc.), and a final chapter on various types of boots.*** Not in Innocêncio. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in the online catalogue of the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RAGLAN Fitzroy Somerset Lord 1788 1855 General Commander in Chief of the British Forces in the Crimea

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Raglan") to "My dear General Yorke" [? - name virtually illegible], warmly recommending Captain Mackenzie, brigade major of the 92nd Regiment. 1¼ pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, and the blue stamp of the Commander-in-Chief's Office at the top left, Before Sevastopol, 27 December 1854.

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        1.]: Paderni, Riccardo. La guerra d'Oriente nel mar Nero: descrizione e vedute dei luoghi principali con una carta geografica ad alcune piante topografiche. [bound with]: [2.]: Boschetti, Ambrogio. Il mar Baltico e le sue coste: descritti e illustrati con alcune carte geografiche topografiche e orografiche per la guerra d'oriente.

      Libreria di Colombo Coen, Tipografia del Lloyd Austriaco, Trieste 1854 - 4to, 314x224 mm, contemporary half leather binding with decorated paper at boards, gilt title and decorations at spine; pp. 78, [1], [3] folded plates, [10] plates; 131, [2] folded plates, [16] plates. Names of the Authors respectively at pages 78 of the first work and 3 of the second one. RARE SET OF TWO RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS ABOUT THE WARS IN THE BLACK SEA AND IN THE BALTIC SEA, BOUND TOGETHER [1.]: The work contains: 3 folded maps, by V. Stranski, illustrating the Black Sea ("Guerra d'Oriente - Mar Nero"), the Crimea ("Guerra d'Oriente - Crimea"), and a military plan of Sebastopoli and 10 lithographic views by V. Stranski: Gallipoli, Costantinopoli, Varna, Kustungi, Odessa, Anapa, Batum, Trebisonda, Sinope, Scutari. [2.]: The work contains: 2 folded maps, one of the War in the Baltic Sea ("Guerra nel Mar Baltico"), and a military plan of Cronstadt ("Pianta militare di Cronstadt") and 16 lithographic views by V. Stranski: Isole Aland, Barosund, Cronstadt, Nuovo Osservatorio di Cronstadt, Pietroburgo, Reval, Abo, Abo veduta dal ponte, Bomarsund, Helsingfors, Sukhum Kalè, Capo Kullen, Gustavsvern, Cristianstadt, Nargen, Sveaborg. Ref.: IT\ICCU\TSA\0804435 (with the two works together; 3 copies). OCLC, 635756710 (with the two works together; only 1 copy in Switzerland) and 79289355 (only 1 copy in USA, just of the first work, at the HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library, Cambridge). Cond.: A tear at title-page without loss of paper and not interesting the text (easy to be repaired). Some usual foxing for this type of paper. A good copy. 1015g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Both volumes of "A Pastor's Sketches" - Two Books from Millard Fillmore's Library - "fit companions for each other"

      n.p., n.d.. ""Millard Fillmore" has been written in an unknown hand inside the front covers of each book.(1) "A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation" by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D. Stated "Thirteenth Thousand." 414pp, 4.75" x 7.25". New York: M.W. Dodd, 1854. Spine repaired. Brown cloth. Rubbed. Toning on some pages. Internally sound. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book's location on his library shelf "D-3." Good condition.In the preface, Ichabod Spencer, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, writes that the 40 stories in this volume are "taken from real life. They are facts, not fancies..." Following the last page is the Table of Contents of the second series of "A Pastor's Sketches," 37 titles beginning with "The Universalist's Daughter." (2) "A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation" by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D. Second Series. Stated "Fifth Thousand." 430pp, 4.75" x 7.75". New York: M.W. Dodd, 1854. Titled in gilt on spine. Brown cloth. Chipped at upper and lower spine and joint. Rubbed. Toning on some pages. Internally sound. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book's location on his library shelf "D-3." Very Good condition.In the preface, Pastor Spencer writes that the "following Sketches have no necessary connection with those formerly published, and contained in another volume. Each volume is complete by itself, though the two are fit companions for each other...""

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        A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith

      [London] - Printed for Private Circulation 1854 - An affectionate memoir of wit, writer and cleric Sydney Smith. This work isthe extremely scarceprivately circulated copy of the memoir 1854, whichwas firstpublished in 1855. Undated, dated using Copac. Printed by John Edward Taylor, Little Queen Street. Written by his daughter, Lady Saba Holland, the second wife of Sir Henry Holland. Lady Holland made a name for herself in the literary sphere by penning this carefully written memoir of her father. Sydney Smith published several sermons and religious work. His reputation among contemporaries was that of a humorist. He was known to make jest of religious subjects andis known in the United States for his rhyming recipe for salad dressing. With the bookplate of Hon. Francis C Bridgeman to the front pastedown. Bridgeman was a British Army officer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885-1895. His crest to the tail of the spine. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with a small amount of rubbing to therear joint and to the head and tail of spine. Slightly heavierrubbing to the front joint. Minor rubbing to the extremities. Small amount of damp staining to the rear board. Prior owner's bookplate tothe front pastedown, Francis C Bridgeman. Library plate to the front pastedown. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1854

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

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        ENUMERATIO PLANTARUM VASCULARIUM IN INSULA INARIME SPONTE PROVENIENTIUM VEL OECONOMICO USU PASSIM CULTARUM

      EX VANNI TYPOGRAPHEO, 1854. LATINO 0,76 Coperta rigida rossa con usura ai bordi ed agli angoli e con residui di colla ed adesivi ai piatti, dorso con titoli d'oro, scolorito e con usura e strappi al piede ed alla cima, tracce di umidità, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con fioritura e con traccia di umidità ai bordi, tavole in nero fuori testo USATO

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        Suggestions for the Future Provision of Criminal Lunatics.

      London: John Churchill,, 1854. Octavo. Original green finely-diapered cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple fillet panel in blind to the boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Tables to the text. A little rubbed, the cloth bubbled on the boards, corners bumped, small paper accession labels to the spine, accession numbers in ink and pencil to the title page, light browning, but overall very good. First edition, this copy inscribed on the title page; "The Library of the Hunterian Society from the Author". Hood was Resident Physician and Superintendent of Bethlehem Hospital, and one of the great mid-century reformers of the treatment of the mentally ill, who worked tirelessly to improve conditions in the hospital. He removed the bars from the windows, banned the use of mechanical restraints, furnished the wards with books and pictures and encouraged patients to occupy themselves with arts and crafts. He persuaded Richard Dadd to return to painting, and collected his work, one of Dadd's masterpieces Contradiction: Oberon and Titania was painted for him. The present work formed part of Hood's campaign to close down the grim and overcrowded wing for criminal lunatics. After years of persuasive correspondence with the authorities, Hood finally succeeded in securing the transfer of Dadd and about forty other patients from the dungeon-like Home Office-administered block to a comparatively peaceful ward inside the hospital.

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        Report on the Commissioner of Patents For the Year 1853 Agriculture

      Washington DC: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], [4] color plates, 448pp., [1]. A few text illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped covers and title "Senate Document" on front and rear boards. Title on spine. Edge wear to boards and corners. Light to moderate scattered foxing and toning to pages. Inscribed to "Jno J. Jones by Hon. Robt Toombs, Jany 9, 1857" on the right front end paper. Prior to the Civil War, Robert Toombs served in the Georgia House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and later elected to the United States Senate from the Whig Party. After the election of Lincoln, Toombs supported the secession of Georgia from the Union. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the Confederacy and formed a close relationship with Alexander Stephens also from Georgia. During the war, Toombs served as a General. After the war, Toombs departed for Europe and returned to Georgia in 1867. He died in 1885.

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        The Congressional War on Kansas over Slavery and Statehood – 1854 – 1858

      1854 - Collection of 59 printed speeches and government documents. Mostly pamphlets printed in Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1854, 1856 and 1858. Includes President Franklin Pierce, Charles Sumner (who had nearly been killed in the Senate due to his anti-slavery views), Stephen Douglas, Schuyler Colfax, William Seward, Henry Wilson, Thomas Hart Benton, Daniel Clark, John Bingham, A.P. Butler, Erastus Brooks, Josiah J. Evans, Robert M. T. Hunter, and others. Printed pamphlets, speeches, orders, and Senate acts, some with original printed wrappers. Mostly octavo, pagination varies, as does condition. [Additional Pamphlet Images Available on Request] .01 Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills[WILLIAM H. SEWARD; KANSAS-NEBRASKA]. Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills. Senate of the United States, February 17, 1854. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1854. 16 pp. Sabin 79520.02 Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message[STEPHEN H. DOUGLAS; LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION]. Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1858. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1858. 16 pp. Inscribed in period ink, "From Hon. John Sherman.".03 The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas[BLEEDING KANSAS]. The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas. Pamphlet. [New York: Tribune Office. 1856.] 15, [1] pp. Concludes with full page (8.75 x 5.75 in.) map, "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories."This tract provides an example of the laws "notoriously forced upon the people of that Territory, at the hands of invading ruffians from Missouri, using the persuasive arguments of the Bowie-Knife and Revolver." Included are the three Presidential platforms for the 1856 election, and a special map: "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories," printed on the last page. Sabin 37020.05 Bell, John. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, on the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 18th, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1858. 16 pp.06 Benjamin, Judah P. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. J.P. Benjamin, of LA., on the Kansas Question. Delivered in the Senate May 2, 1856. 15 pp.07 Bennet, Henry. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Henry Bennett, of New York, on the Admission of Kansas, and the Political Effects of Slavery. In the House of Representatives, June 30, 1856. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1856. 14 pp.08 Benton, Thomas Hart. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, in the House of Representatives, April, 25, 1854. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.10 Bingham, John A. Pamphlet. The Lecompton Conspiracy. Speech of Hon. John A. Bingham, of Ohio. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 25, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard. 8 pp.11 Breckinridge, John C. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, in the House of Representatives, March 23, 1854, Delivered in the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.12 Bright, Jesse D. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Jesse D. Bright, of Indiana, on the Bill for the Admission of Kansas as a State. Delivered in the United States Senate, March 20, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Indianians Democratic Club, 1858.13 Broderick, David C. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California, Against the Admission of Kansas, under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 22, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Lemuel Towers, 1858.14 Brodhead, Richard. Pamphlet. Speech of Mr. Broadhead, of Penn'a, on the Nebraska and Kansas. (See website for full description)

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