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        Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Gilbart Prize Essay on the Adaptation of Recent Discoveries and Inventions in Science and Art to the Purposes of Practical Banking.

      Groombridge and Sons, 1854. - 3rd English Edition. Thick 8vo. pp. viii, 356; list of 90 illustrations and printed specimens [some folding, some over several pages], 15 wax seals on the rear pastedown. Half morocco, a little worn to the edges but a very sound copy. Although described as the 3rd Edition, previous issues appear to have been short extracts or incomplete version. This full printing is a substantial full printing of the essay complete with excellent reproductions of all the many examples referred to.

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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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        Revelations of Siberia by a Banished Lady

      1854 - Third edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, sunned. xvii, 304, 24ads; viii, 327, 16ads.pp. London, Felinska, a Polish grandee, was implicated in a conspiracy and banished in 1839 to Berezov. Her crime was acting as a poste restante for the conspirators. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap, 1854, Hardcover, First Edition. 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. 699 pages. Text is in Dutch. Inventory No: 241601.

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        Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations

      Paris, P. Jannet (vol. III: F. Vieweg; vol. IV: Émile Bouillon), 1854-1889. Four volumes (23.5 cm), I (Aa - Chatillon, 1854): viii, 639 (1) pp. II (Chaufourier - Melar, 1856): (4) 640 pp. III (Melchiori - Szymonowitz, 1857): (4) 625 pp. IV (Taddei - Zylvelt, 1889): vi, 271 (1) pp. Uniformly bound in modern quarter-leather. - Still an indispensable work, especially for the production of book illustrators. ¶ Provenance: "Burlington Fine Arts Club", blindstamp on half-title and title of volume I (only); Olimpia Theodoli; her sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of art reference books, drawings and watercolours, prints, maps, and atlases: including a selection of art reference books from the library of Olimpia Theodoli, London, 10 April 2003, lot 29. Very good set.

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        PIONEER LIFE; OR THIRTY YEARS A HUNTER. BEING SCENES AND ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP TOME, FIFTEEN YEARS INTERPRETER FOR CORNPLANTER AND GOV. BLACKSNAKE CHIEFS ON THE ALLEGANY RIVER

      Buffalo: Printed for the Author, 1854. 238pp. plus frontispiece. Original cloth, boards blind stamped and gilt lettered. Spine ends slightly chipped, cloth lightly worn. Contemporary presentation inscription on front free endpaper, bookplates on front pastedown, later advertisement laid in. Light toning and foxing. Very good, in a full morocco solander box. A very rare book, here present in the Littell copy, from their 1941 sale. "Charles Sheldon had a note in his copy reading 'This is one of the prize books in my library. At present, June 10, 1914, it is the only known copy.' Whitman Bennett...describes it as 'extraordinarily rare, especially in original condition'" - Streeter. Graff also had a copy, and he remarks, "Tome's association with Cornplanter was particularly interesting; his volume is an important account of pioneer life in the Old West." Tome was born in 1782 and grew up on the Pennsylvania frontier. Much of this book is concerned with his hunting and association with the Indians in western Pennsylvania and New York from the 1790s to the 1820s. Tome had a close relationship with Cornplanter, and his book casts interesting light on the Indian situation on the frontier before and after the War of 1812. HOWES T288, "b". GRAFF 4162. STREETER SALE 4088. HENDERSON, p.91. PHILLIPS SPORTING BOOKS, p.377.

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        Chinese manual. Sse tse ouen tsien-tchou Four words literature (with) commentary (or) explication Recueil des phrases Chinoises composees de quartre caracteres et dont les explications sont rangees dans l'ordre alphabetique francais. London: printed by Harrison and Sons [for Henry Stanley]

      1854 - First edition, thin folio, pp. viii, 75; printed on blue paper throughout and printed lithographically from the manuscript. the hinge cracked [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        The Physiology of Taste;

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston,, 1854. Or, Transcendental Gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, elaborate framing to boards in blind, top edge gilt. Contemporary library label and bookplate (dated 1856), of the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, one of the oldest literary societies in the US, to spine and front pastedown respectively. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, contents occasionally foxed, overall a very good copy. First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French and outsides alike, this work early attained the status of an exemplary culinary text, perhaps the exemplary text … the Physiology of Taste civilises eating. Moreover, it socialises food, and it does so by recounting in story after story our social relations with food … [it] appears to us today as something of a sociology of taste ahead of its time" (Ferguson, p. 31).

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

      London: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852. 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. â€

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        Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People; or, An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      F.D. Richards, Liverpool 1854 - 199pp. Sextodecimo [14.5 cm] Full brown leather. Gilt title on backstrip. Good only. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small loss from the leather at the head of the spine. The endsheets are stained and have numerous contemporary owners' names. Former owner's name on the verso of the front free end sheet. The rear pastedown has a crack that runs from the top to the bottom. There are very light stains in the margins of the pages at the beginning and end of the text. The pages are browned. The book is sturdy. Pratt's Voice of Warning was not the first LDS publication to lay out the tenets and theology of the fledgling Mormon Faith, but it was the first to specifically lay out the differences of Mormonism and other Christian Faiths. One of the most important and early volumes of Mormon doctrine. Flake/Draper 6633 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.. 186 x 112 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2"). 357, [1] pp., [1] leaf (blank), 8 pp. (ads, dated April [earliest]). FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Recent brown cloth, smooth spine with gilt titling. In a fine linen clamshell box. Title page vignette of Thoreau's hut at Walden, and plate of a map of Walden Pond. Borst A-2.1.a; Grolier American 63; BAL 20106. Title page a little foxed, isolated trivial foxing and soiling elsewhere, but quite an excellent copy, the text clean and pleasing, and the binding as new. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.

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        Les Nuées Magellaniques

      1854 - First Part: Voyage au Chili, au Perou et en Californie a le Peche de la Baleine. Second Part: Le Requin, ou la Mer du Sud. First edition. 2 vols in 1. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in. (xxv) 26-200; viii, 93pp. Paris, Amyot, 1853 - A clean bright copy of this account of a French whaling voyage. It was on Duboc's voyage that the first North Pacific right whale was taken by the grew of the Le Gange. Robert Lloyd Webb, translates it: ?After a chase of two or three hours ? the harpooner left his oar, seized his harpoon, turned it and lanced vigorously at the animal; the iron entered deeply, but the boat was suddenly smashed by a blow of the tail; the harpooner was thrown ? in the air, also one of the oarsmen, who fell back down and injured himself critically on the wreckage. One of the other boats ? advanced boldly, and soon we saw it fly like an arrow, it was fast [to the whale], and the whale dashed along with it in it flight ? But this frightening chase slackened little by little; the other boats ? surrounded it, harassed it and wounded it with the lance; it received a mortal blow ? but night arrived, and all disappeared from sight.? Departing Le Havre, Le Gange sailed through the Channel to the Atlantic, stopping off on Porto Santo, Madeira, Tenerife, and the islands of Cape Verde and Fernando de Noronha. On reaching South America they encountered their first whale while sailing down the coasts of Brazil and Argentina. Rounding the Cape, they proceeded north to Chile, via Lemus Island in the Chonos Archipelago and San Carlos on Chiloe Island, where he witnessed the eruption of a volcano. In pursuit of a whale the ship sails to Mocha Island, from whence Duboc travels to Valparaiso on the Chilean coast where he meets a young Araucan man, whose story he recounts. Setting sail again, the ship journeys to the Peruvian village of Paita, where he walks in the neighbouring Andes. Strong winds blow the ship past the Galapagos Islands, forcing it to begin the long sea passage to Monterrey, California. Here Duboc takes part in a festival celebrating Mexican independence before the ship takes him back down the Colombian coast, with a short stop on Paledo Island, to Valparaiso, where his travels on Le Gange come to an end. Duboc gives us a scrupulous account of his journey interspersed with his musings on the sea and the night sky, remembrances of his childhood dreams, as well as retellings of some of the many stories he hears along the way. The second part of the book concentrates on one such tale, a picaresque love story with a turbulent conclusion. Rare: no copies on ABPC or Rare Book Hub. Howes, D520; Robert Lloyd Webb, On the Northwest: commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967. pp 41-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi raccolte ed esaminate... Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte.

      Francesco Colombo, 1854. Sette volumi di cm. 22, pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, eleganti frontespizi figurati, molte incisioni nel testo, tre tavole ripiegate (iconografica, corografica e topografica) e 104 tavole f.t. Collazione corrispondente agli elenchi posti al fine di ciascun volume. Solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro su doppi tasselli. Il sesto volume presenta una legatura ad imitazione delle altre, assai ben riuscita. Stato di conservazione ottimo, privo delle usuali fioriture. Piatti e tagli marmorizzati.

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        Narrative of a journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852.

      - London, Blackwood, 1854. Two volumes on one, 8vo. Contemporary school prize binding of full calf, spine with raised bands, ornamented in gilt and with black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, neat oval gilt-stamp Edinburgh Upper Ward of Lanarkshire Association on upper panel; pp. viii, 522; [2], v, 520, two three-colour lithographic frontispieces with tissue guards, folding lithographic map with author's route in red, folding plan of Jerusalem, folding epigraphic plate (repaired tear to fold); light spotting occasionally, offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a good copy. First edition. Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-1898) was a retired member of the Dutch Navy, draughtsman, and ethnographer, who in 1851 undertook a journey of the Levant, leaving Marseilles on a steamer for Beirut, equipped with ' a good store of drawing materials, the best of the hitherto published maps, a compass, a telescope, and an instrument for surveying' (p. 5). The result of this investigative journey are this epistolary travelogue with Van de Velde's illustrations, and a very rare, large and accurate map of the Holy Land in 8 sheets. Years before Schumacher Van de Velde carried out proper topographical recording of the mountains of Lebanon, were he travelled extensively. Much of the work is on Lebanon, which was less researched than the Holy Land. Van de Velde reports on a Druze uprising, Ottoman rule, the hydrography of the mountains, cedars, and sectarian divisions. Blackmer 1722; not in Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HARD TIMES For These Times (Bibliographer Walter E Smith's copy)

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. First issue binding and first issue text. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature, and the very copy which is shown in 2 black and white illustrations, in his bibliography. Original publisher's olive green moire cloth binding, blocked in blind with gilt lettering spine showing "Price 5/-" at foot, original yellow coated endpapers. Cloth fading, inner hinges cracked, bookplate front pastdown, otherwise very good. [i-vii], viii, [1-3], 4-352 pp.

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        Hard Times.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1854 - FIRST EDITION. Half title; a few spots. Orig. olive green moiré cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little darkened and with small neat repairs to head & tail, corners sl. worn. Smith 11, the primary binding. Page 244 numbered ?44?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Himalayan Journals; or Notes of a Naturalist, in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, Khasia Mountains, &c

      John Murray, London 1854 - Two octavo volumes, pp. xxvii, 408; xii, 487, with 12 colored lithographic plates, 80 wood engravings, and three maps on two folding plates. Errata slip in Volume I only. Bound in full polished calf, spines with five raised bands, gilt decoration, red and black labels; marbled edges and endpapers. Wear/charring to edges of boards, corners rubbed through, joints a bit tender, some scuffing to front panel of Vol. II, but still an attractive set, internally very clean. Hisel Library label and engraved armorial bookplate of the Earl of Home on front pastedown of each volume. Hooker (1817-1911) served as assistant surgeon and botanist on James Clark Ross' Antarctic expedition of 1839-43 and published important works on the flora of New Zealand, Tasmania, and Antarctica before setting out on an expedition to India, where he became the first person to make an almost complete circuit of Kangchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world). His account of the journey is a classic of early Himalayan travel and exploration, containing observations on the people and cultures he encountered, his botanical discoveries (which were also published separately with more scientific detail), and the geology, zoology, meteorology, and geography of the region. Speake p. 562; Baume p. 54-55; Neate H108. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, first state of the text, September ads (the various ads are of "no known bibliographical significance" -BAL, 20106). Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 307 and with title vignette of the cabin in the woods. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. 357, [8 ads} pp. A handsome copy of this important work, internally very pleasing and very fresh and essentially free of the browning which so often effects this title, the binding with gentle and expert restoration at the head and tail of the spine and with a little touching up of the tips but with brighter gilt then is typically seen and with sturdy, solid hinges. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN IS AN ICONIC BOOK and it has taken its place as one of the greatest books of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned the reputation as a work of great philosophical import. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Walden is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in the wilderness, but at the edge of town, only about two miles from his family home. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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