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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.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Books and collectibles di Paola Suaria]
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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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        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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      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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        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.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. van den Zande

      xii, 483 pp. 8vo, cont. blue pebbled cloth (minor foxing), red & green lettering pieces on spine. Paris: J. Techener, 1854. [bound with]: -. Catalogue de la Riche Collection d'Estampes et de Dessins composant le Cabinet de feu M. F. van den Zande…rédigé par F. Guichardot. xii, 355 pp. 8vo. Paris: F. Guichardot, 1855. The complete set of auction catalogues describing the rich collections of books, prints, and drawings formed by van den Zande (1780-1853), director of the customs agency at Rouen. "Littérateur estimable, M. Van den Zande laissa une précieuse collection d'estampes et une bibliothèque composée de 10,000 volumes. Les ouvrages sur les beaux-arts y tenaient une large place; mais la class la plus riche était celles des belles-lettres. On y trouvait plus de six cents poëtes latins modernes, collection aussi curieuse que difficle à réunir; un grand nombre d'ouvrages de critique, beaucoup de mélanges littéraires. La classe de l'histoire était également variée et intéressante: elle renfermait de bons mémoires, des Voyages estimés, des ouvrages sur les antiquités, une précieuse réunion de biographies spéciales."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 540-41. 4147 lots of books (partially priced by hand) and 3118 lots of prints and drawings (priced throughout in a contemporary hand). Nice set.

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        Jerusalem and The Holy Land. Being a collection of lithographic views and native costumes, from drawings taken on the spot,

      London 1854 - 7 (only, of 12) tinted lithographed plates comprising four views by W. Simpson after Mrs Ewald and three chromolithographed costume plates. Oblong folio (27 x 37), later blue morocco with window title in gilt on blue background to upper cove, marbled endpapers. Plates comprise: 1. Jerusalem from the North West 2. Costumes and likenesses of Wandering Arabs. 3. Bethlehem and Rachel's Tomb 4. Costumes and likenesses of the present Samaritan Priest. 5. First view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. 6. Costumes and likenesses of a native Jew and Jewess of Jerusalem 7. Hebron and Machpelan Upper cover faded to brown, tissue guards browned, the plates generally very nice and fresh. Quite scarce. Mrs Ewald was possibly the wife of Ferdinand Christian Ewald. Although 12 plates seems to be correct we have located another copy with identical contents to this save for having a title page actually listing just 7 plates. We have no title page. (C.f. Blackmer 561) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Map of the United States Exhibiting the Several Collection Districts

      1854 - A beautiful David H. Burr "Map of the United States Exhibiting the Several Collection Districts". Yellow lines are state borders - red lines are the boundaries of the collection districts. The delineation of the western states are particularly interesting. Burr was Geographer and Draftsman to the U.S. Senate from 1855-1859.

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        Theorie der Augenspiegel aus den elementaren Grundsätzen der Optik entwickelt.

      Wien, Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1854, 8, 60 pp., 3 lithograph. Falttafeln, Leinenband der Zeit feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe - Seltener "Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrif der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte zu Wien, März- und April-Heft 1854.""Stellwag hat die Idee von Rekoss wieder aufgegriffen. Der Konkavspiegel ist im Zentrum duchbohrt und mit dem Griff durch ein "Nussgelenk" verbunden. Die Schweibe ist an einem Parallelarm montiert und fasst fünf Konkav und 3 Konvexlinsen." Adolf Schett, Der Augenspiegel (186), p.104Karl Stellwag von Carion (1823-1904) war bis 1851 erster Sekundararzt der Augenabteilung im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus Wien. Nach kurzem Aufenthalt als praktischer Arzt in Brünn habilitierte er sich 1854 mit dem dreibändigen Werk "Die Ophthalmologie vom naturwissenschaftlichen Standpunkt", wurde Dozent der Augenheilkunde an der Universität Wien und der medizinisch-chirurgischen Josephs-Akademie, 1858 dort Ordinarius und nach Auflösung der Akademie ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Wien. Der selten vorkommende Lidschlag bei der Basedowschen Krankheit ist als Stellwagsches Zeichen nach Stellwag von Carion benannt.Hirsch-H.V, p.413.

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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.

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        Album des voyages anciens et modernes.

      Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1854. Octavo, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208 pp., 23 plates of races of the world, including the Americas,Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. Includes the expeditions of Columbus, Cook, Bougainville, Dumont d'Urville and La Perouse, amongst others. A fine and bright copy. The 1856 edition is held by the National and Mitchell Libraries, but this earlier 1854 edition is not recorded in Australian collections.

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        Les métamorphoses du jour

      Paris: Havard, 1854. [4]; XXVIII; 283 pagine. Vignetta sul frontespizio e 70 tavole a colori fuori testo. 27x18 cm.Rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle con qualche abrasione; dorso a quattro nervi, con fregi e titolo in oro, con alcune screpolature soprattutto in corrispondenza delle cerniere. Lievemente brunito l'interno. Doppio ex libris. [M135] Edizione originale in volume, pubblicata postuma, di quello che è universalmente considerato uno dei suoi capolavori. Le 70 bellissime tavole, tratte dai disegni di Grandville realizzati nel 1829, sono incise in legno e acquarellate a mano. Grandville, pseudonimo di ean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard (Nancy 1803 - Vanvers 1847), disegnatore e vignettista, da molti considerato un precursore del Surrealismo, esordì pubblicando, nel 1828,  una serie di  litografie intitolata "Dimanche d'un bon bourgeois", raggiungendo in breve la fama con una vastissima produzione di mordaci vignette. Apprezzatissimo dagli editori parigini collaborò con i più importanti giornali illustrati dell'epoca. Il suo gusto per il paradossale lo portò a rappresentare i suoi personaggi sotto l'aspetto di animali e le sue tavole furono sempre caratterizzate da una irrefrenabile vena satirica, rivolta in special modo contro il potere. Questo suo atteggiamento ovviamente non passò inosservato tanto che le sue opere, con un provvedimento emanato dal Ministro Adolphe Thiers,  vennero sottoposte a censura preventiva.

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        The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treastise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. xxxii,[33]-908, (32)pp. Original full sheep with black label lettered in gilt. Woodcut illustrations in text. Very Good with leather worn along edges, and lightly soiled scratch in spine, bookplate on paste down. Internally in nice shape with pages bright and clean, very faint stain to first 40 pages or so (text still quite legible), a few small corner-creases. The first American appearance of an extremely popular late 19th Century surgical manual written by a British doctor, which went through many editions, selling over 40,000 copies by 1895. It was so trusted during the American Civil War that every Union medical officer was issued a copy; the editor was the medical director of Grant's army. (Heirs of Hippocrates 1869.)

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs, from original drawings by W. H. Bartlett. [and:] BEATTIE, William, The Danube: Its History, Scenery, and Typography. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. Bartlett.

      London: George Virtue, [c.1854] - 2 works in 1 volume, large quarto (263 x 202 mm). Near-contemporary red morocco for George Rutland, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, ornamental frames to covers gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. With portrait frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages with tissue-guards and 168 engraved plates. Omnibus edition of two works illustrated by W. H. Bartlett, Miss Pardoe's Beauties of the Bosphorus (an expanded edition, with an appendix and six additional plates) and William Beattie's Danube. The additional plates in Pardoe's work depict sites connected with the Crimean War, and this omnibus volume was probably issued by Virtue to capitalise on renewed interest in the regions concerned. Both works were originally published serially: The Beauties of the Bosphorus in 1838, The Danube between 1842 and 1844. Bartlett spent most of the 1830s travelling across Europe, the Middle East and North America providing illustrations for a number of highly popular travel books, most of which were published by Virtue. "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey" (ODNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalise on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 114); five of the plates are in fact by John Cousen, including "The Column of Theodosius", which "well indicates the variations in tone he was able to achieve" (ibid., p. 96). In 1835 and 1836 William Beattie (1793–1875), "travelled in Switzerland and the land of the Waldenses during this period he published several poems and descriptive and historical works, some being illustrated by his friend W. H. Bartlett" (ODNB). George Rutland, for whom this book was bound, was an antiquarian bookseller based in Newcastle-On-Tyne active throughout the mid-19th century. He is described in the Newcastle-on-Tyne Town Council Meeting Minutes of 3 June 1863 as "one of the most extensive second-hand book dealers in the North of England". Atabey 922; Blackmer 1254. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh.

      Day & Sons for Colnaghi London 30 August 1854 - Lithograph with contemporary hand-colour and gum arabic. Sheet: c. 45 x 62 cm. Light marginal soiling, closed tears repaired, most marginal or in the caption, only one very slightly touching the image. Fine panorama of Varna and its bay in the beginning of the Crimean War. In the preferred hand-coloured version. Separately published and rare: we could trace only three copies in public institutions, the only coloured copy being in the British Library; Queen Victoria acquired only the tinted version for the Royal Collection and there is another black-and-white copy in Varna's library. We could not trace any other copy on the market or at auction in recent decades. Britain and France declared war on Russia on 28 March 1854. At the beginning of June the allied troops joined Turkish forces at Varna (nowadays Bulgaria, on the west coast of the Black Sea), with the British fleet being under the command of Vice-admiral Sir James Dundas (commander of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean and Black Sea). The fleet included the ship HMS Spitfire (previously engaged in the hydrographic studies in Crete), where Lieutenant Arthur Mansell (1815-90) served under the command of Captain 2nd rank Thomas Spratt. The crew of the HMS Spitfire received an order to map major ports on the West coast of the Black Sea - Burgas, Varna, Balchik and Constanta. While mapping the Varna Bay Lieutenant Mansell made a sketch of Varna from the heights of the Frangensko plateau – "Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh". The encampments of the French and British forces around the town and Lake Devna are visible in the middle distance and to the right hand side. Arthur Lucas Mansell was born on August 20, 1815 on the island of Guernsey. Son of Admiral Sir Thomas Mansell (1777-1858), he studied at Elizabeth College in St. Peter Port and the Royal Navy College in Portsmouth. Mansell joined the Royal Navy in 1831 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1841. In this rank he served as hydrographer and cartographer on the Royal Navy ships in the Mediterranean and the Greek archipelago. On September 29, 1855 Mansell himself was promoted to captain 2nd rank and he commanded HMS Tartarus in 1856, then HMS Firefly in 1860, and the hydrographic ship HMS Hydra in 1863. He retired in 1866 reaching the rank of Vice Admiral in 1888. He died on February 28, 1890 in Halkida (Euboea, Greece). For his participation in the Crimean War Arthur Mansell was awarded the Turkish order "Medjidie " of 5th degree in 1858. Not in Abbey.

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        Walden; Or, Life In The Woods

      Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1854. First Edition. First Printing Very good+ in its original vertically ribbed, brown cloth with blind embossing on both boards and blind embossed bands on the spine which is also decorated with gilt lettering. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with several closed tears to the head and heel of the spine which have been professionally repaired on the reverse side of the headcap. There are two, small black ink marks on the upper corner of the front board and there is an early prior owner's name, date of "Sept. 21st 1855" and location of Worcester (Massachusetts) on the first free end page. Pages 263 through 350 have a light dampness stain in the upper margins none of which impact on the printing. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and there are no pages loose or ragged. Vary pale yellow end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by eight pages of publisher's ads dated May, 1854 sewn between the rear end sheet. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This classic of American literature only saw 2,000 first edition copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.a)

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        The History of Jack & the Beanstalk

      David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, London 1854 - First edition, mixed issue, with "Jack Climbing the Bean-stalk" as frontispiece, and plates printed on white paper. Six etched plates. 32 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Cohn 197 Original stiff printed wrappers. In half burgundy morocco slipcase and chemise. Fine Six etched plates. 32 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to First edition, mixed issue, with "Jack Climbing the Bean-stalk" as frontispiece, and plates printed on white paper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - [Tokyo 1854, Bigakudo].Stitched brown wrs., 11.5 x 17.5 cm., [20] double-folded leaves, Japanese text, 17 color plates, woodblock printed,2 double page color maps,some minor foxing throughout, else clean, solid copy.FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION *** *** *** . . . A RARE JAPANESE PERSPECTIVE OF COMMODORE PERRY & SON . . . Authored by Miki Kosai, by one of his several studio or "Go" names for: UTAGAWA Yoshimori, his real name was TAGUCHI Sakuzo [1830-1885]. . He was an excellent pupil of the celebrated and most famous in his own times, woodblock print artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Miki specialized in pictures of Yokohama and foreigners, he moved from Edo to Yokohama to observe actual foreigners and capture their images in this historic of all works. . He learned of the most famous of all foreigners, Commodore Perry and was intrigued to make a book about the men of the U.S. Navy and their historic and first visit to Japan. . At that time, Americans and other foreigners in Yokohama, were the rage at the time and captivated most Japanese inspiring them to go and have a look at the strange foreign [white] people. Miki is widely collected by world museums. See Roberts below. . *** RARITY: THE FIRST COLOR ILLUSTRATED BOOK SHOWING AMERICANS IN JAPAN. This is the rarest of all color woodblock printed and illustrated books ever done in Japan. It is a marvelously illustrated work, contemporary with Commodore Perry's historic and first visit to Japan [1853-1854]. . EARLY JAPANESE COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF COMMODORE PERRY: This monograph shows color pictures of both Commodore Perry, and his son as well as other crew members, but again the focus is on Perry. A contemporary account of the first official and most historic American visit to open Japan to trade. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations include the following scenes: Edo Bay, showing all defense installations; text noting the latter in full; list of presents exchanged between Japan and the U.S.; color prints of: U. S. steam locomotive presented to the Japanese; plants, cannon, parrot, etc.; a color map of North America; portraits of Commodore Perry, Perry's son, Commander Adams, "NCO Howsle [sic];" depictions of American marines and their officers, military camps, drums, swords, band instruments, sloop, uniforms, view of U.S. steam-frigate ending with the Japanese text of Commodore Perry's message to the Japanese Emperor." [Extracted from Dawson's, see below]. . *** The finest of all woodblock printed Perry items. Also with an excellent two-page color illustration of Commodore Perry's flagship. Immediately after Perry's visit a profusion of woodblock printed maps, books & prints/prints were published informing the Japanese of the great event. * CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT There are very few contemporary accounts in published books and ephemera that were actually published during Perry's visit. Those few that were written are always exceptionally RARE & SCARCE. * This is one of the most important and valuable of all the items ever done, and one of the very few actually published during Perry's visit, and with color illustrations done on the spot by a primary Japanese artist and keen observer. * Contained in an indigo-blue Chitsu cloth folding case, bone clasps, a small black Sumi ink blotch on one illustration of a U.S. sailor illustrations, else without any other defect. * LITERAL TITLE: Illustrated by Miki Kosai. The literal English translation of the title is: FALLEN LEAVES FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY. . *** WHO WAS COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry [1794-1858], an American naval office, who commanded the Naval expedition to Japan that both opened Japan to the West & that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of the celebrated Naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the cons

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        Kawaraban: Kant? Daijishin-zu]. [News-sheet: Illustration of the Great Earthquake in the Kant? Region]

      Kaei 7. [1854]., Edo - Large black and white woodblock kawaraban on two joining sheets showing a map of the coastal areas of the Kant? region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures with text. Kawaraban has been folded, some browning particularly along central fold but generally very good. 35.5 x 70.8cm. This kawaraban or commercial news-sheet of the Edo period reports the great earthquake which struck the coastal areas of the Kant? region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures] on November 4th 1854 [December 23rd in the western calendar]. This earthquake is the first of the three major earthquakes known as the Ansei Great Earthquakes, which took place in 1854 and 1855. Modern estimates suggest that this terrible earthquake was magnitude 8.4 with the hypocentral region ranging from the Kumano Sea off Wakayama to Suruga Bay off Shizuoka. On this map north is in the lower left corner, where the Edo area lies. As the map shows, the most affected area were the coastal areas of present-day Chiba prefecture to Shizuoka prefecture, including Edo, the capital of the Tokugawa government. The text details the extensive damage caused by the earthquake. A great number of houses and government offices were destroyed by shocks and ports were hit by a big tsunami, which swallowed hundreds of houses. In many areas the earthquake not only caused damage to buildings, but following the quake itself fires raged burning down many more, including several castles. This earthquake was so big that even the inland province of Shinano [present Nagano prefecture] was deeply affected; the text reports that houses in the castle town of Matsumoto were seriously damaged and seventy percent of them were burned down. The text in the lower left section describes the damage in Edo. In Edo many samurai mansions were destroyed in Marunouchi, inside and outside of the Hibiya Gate, and Sakurada, and in the other areas a great number of townsmen's and samurai houses were badly damaged. A second smaller map inset into this area of text shows Fukagawa, Honjo, and Asakusa which are the areas along the Sumida River. At the time of the earthquake it was low tide, but a large wave came up the river a couple of times and sank many boats. The Russian frigate Diana, commanded by Vice-Admiral Putyutin, which was mooring in Shimoda at the time was damaged by Tsunami.

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        Kairiku Okatame Tsuke].

      - [Tokyo? 1854]. Woodcut broadside 40x61cm on two sheets joined in the middle. Somewhat shabby with some stains and holes, a couple repaired. Not too bad for a kawaraban. These illicit illustrated news sheets - kawaraban - for the streets were produced by the million for a couple of hundred years so of course few survive. They were produced for anything more interesting than the drop of a hat and the arrival of the Black Ships, the American squadron commanded by Perry, in 1854 eclipsed any and all tiresome earthquakes, fires, plages, famines, murders and scandals. For most Japanese this was the same as a squadron of alien space ships arriving on earth now. These prints are the kurofune kawaraban. Perry's ships in the bay and the defensive array of clans with tens or hundreds of thousands of troops along the shorelines was a popular kawaraban subject; this and one similar are the largest and busiest I've seen. The other large version I've seen of this - titled Shinkoku Taihei Take Mori Mata Akira - is the same size, looks similar and features the American sailor/soldier in the corner, but is printed from different blocks with the ships in a different spot.

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

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

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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in the Baltic. 1854.

      M & N. Hanhart for Paul & Dominic Conaghi & Co. London 1854 - Large folio (56 x 36.2 cm). Lithographed title, list of plates, dedication leaf, and 20 subjects on 17 leaves, lithographed by L. Huard and others (incl. William Simpson) after Dolby (some lithographed by himself), tinted with 2 and 3 tints, each with English and sometimes French captions; interleaved with recent paper guards, occasional spotting. Original publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt; rebacked with dark red crushed calf, flat spine lettered in gilt; corners a bit rubbed, new endpapers. Fine and lively scenes of a forgotten front, the Baltic theatre of the "Russian War". The plates, "sketched from nature", vividly render a broad range of subjects: naval battles, dances and other scenes on board, Russian prisoners, forestry works as well as Swedish costumes and sailors with family. One plate shows an autoportrait of the artist in a French camp. Interestingly a few plates were lithographed by Simpson himself, who became famous for his successful (and much more common) Seat of the War in the East. An uncommon lithographic record of the Crimean War; not in Abbey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1816 ????, ?? ?????????? ?-?? ???????-????????? ????? ??????????? 2-?? ?? ????? ?????????? ??? ???? ??????. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula, constructed, and founded, on the Most Recent Astronomical Observations, verified, and completed from Authentic Military Surveys of the Staff of his Imperial Majesty's Quarter Master General's Department, by Major General Mukhin in the year 1816; by Expr

      Williams & Norgate and Petheram ? London 1854 - Large engraved wall-map (130.5 × 235 cm) dissected into 40 panels and mounted on two sheets (East and West) of linen, small geological map as inset with hand-colour, four sheets of letter-press laid on outer panels providing geographical and military information on the Russian Empire: "A General Account of the Extent of the Russian Empire "; "Organization of the Military and Naval Forces of Russia "; "Miscellaneous useful Information connected with present Seat of War, and the Powers and States engaged therein"; and "Remarks on the proper Pronunciation of Foreign, and Asiatic Words in particular". Kept in the original green slip case, lettered "Map of the Crimea" on the upper panel. Impressive wall-map of Crimea: a fine example of the first edition of this detailed document of military topographical intelligence produced at the outbreak of the war in the region. Based on the earlier survey by Major General Semyon Mukhin (1771-1828), it was published with significant amendments and updates by Thomas Best Jervis (1796 - 1857), a major of the Army Corps of Engineers and member of the Geological and Geographical Societies. The map was subsequently re-issued in various formats, with editions published in Turin, Paris and Brussels. Making maps was Jervis's passion and from 1846 he began to pitch his proposals for military cartography to Lord Aberdeen, insisting that the War Office needed someone to improve the geographical information available to expeditionary forces. The start of the Crimean war and lack of information about the territory that the British forces were to encroach proved Jervis's point. Thus, with the permission from the War Office Jervis went to work with alacrity and created a map of the Crimea. Subsequently, on 2 February 1855, Lord Panmure finally made the foundation of an intelligence department official, which was to be called the Topographical and Statistical Department and of which Jervis was to take command. Wade, Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence, p.25. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gemeinnütziger Kalender für Victoria auf das Jahr 1854

      Melbourne, 'Morning-Herald' Office, 1854. Octavo, [20] pages. Original blue wrappers, repeating on the front cover the title and imprint details of the title page (with the addition of a decorative border and the Australian coat of arms); wrappers very lightly foxed and creased; top corner lightly creased throughout; an excellent copy. Ferguson 10024aa. For a similar item by Goethe, under the title 'Victoria's Deutscher Kalender ...', see Ferguson 17955 and 17956 (1855 and 1857); no other years seem to have been produced, and this 1854 publication would appear to be the earliest issue of this calendar. Although all and sundry on Trove describe this as a 'church calendar', the title translates (according to our elementary German anyway!) as 'the generally useful calendar' or 'the calendar of public benefit', and within its space limitations, it is just that. At the head of each monthly calendar are the phases of the moon and times of sunrise and sunset, and at the foot there is a 'Feld- und Garten-Kalender' (4-7 lines each month). There are numerous historical references (both national and international) on many of the days of the year, and five closely printed pages at the rear of the pamphlet contain a potted history of the colony (including a section on its separation from NSW), the nature of the land and agricultural pursuits. Well, at least the FINAL page is devoted to matters religious ...

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        瓦版 関東大地震圖 [Kawaraban: Kantō Daijishin-zu]. [News-sheet: Illustration of the Great Earthquake in the Kantō Region]

      Edo. Kaei 7. [1854].. Large black and white woodblock kawaraban on two joining sheets showing a map of the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures with text. Kawaraban has been folded, some browning particularly along central fold but generally very good. 35.5 x 70.8cm. This kawaraban or commercial news-sheet of the Edo period reports the great earthquake which struck the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures] on November 4th 1854 [December 23rd in the western calendar]. This earthquake is the first of the three major earthquakes known as the Ansei Great Earthquakes, which took place in 1854 and 1855. Modern estimates suggest that this terrible earthquake was magnitude 8.4 with the hypocentral region ranging from the Kumano Sea off Wakayama to Suruga Bay off Shizuoka. On this map north is in the lower left corner, where the Edo area lies. As the map shows, the most affected area were the coastal areas of present-day Chiba prefecture to Shizuoka prefecture, including Edo, the capital of the Tokugawa government. The text details the extensive damage caused by the earthquake. A great number of houses and government offices were destroyed by shocks and ports were hit by a big tsunami, which swallowed hundreds of houses. In many areas the earthquake not only caused damage to buildings, but following the quake itself fires raged burning down many more, including several castles. This earthquake was so big that even the inland province of Shinano [present Nagano prefecture] was deeply affected; the text reports that houses in the castle town of Matsumoto were seriously damaged and seventy percent of them were burned down. The text in the lower left section describes the damage in Edo. In Edo many samurai mansions were destroyed in Marunouchi, inside and outside of the Hibiya Gate, and Sakurada, and in the other areas a great number of townsmen's and samurai houses were badly damaged. A second smaller map inset into this area of text shows Fukagawa, Honjo, and Asakusa which are the areas along the Sumida River. At the time of the earthquake it was low tide, but a large wave came up the river a couple of times and sank many boats. The Russian frigate Diana, commanded by Vice-Admiral Putyutin, which was mooring in Shimoda at the time was damaged by Tsunami. .

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        Das Oesterreichische Heer von Ferdinand II., Römisch Deutschen Kaiser, bis Franz Josef I., Kaiser von Oesterreich. Lfg. 1-20.

      Wien, Neumann (ca 1854). - Uniformen des österreich. Heeres von 1620-1835. 80 handkol. Orig. Lithographien in Orig. Lieferungsumschlägen, Blattgr. ca 21x29 cm, zusammen in grauer Kartonschachtel, hs. beschriftet, die Blätter sind tlw. schwach stockfleck. u. gebr., Taf. 1 an Oberkante m. kl. Einriss, Umschläge leicht staubfl. u. an den Rü. geringf. eingeriss., insges. guter Zustand.

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        Coopers sämmtliche Werke. Komplette Folge aller 258 Bände, gebunden in 85 Büchern: 1.-6.Bd.: Der Spion. 7.-12.Bd.: Der Letzte der Mohikaner. 13.-18.Bd.: Die Ansiedler. 19.-24.Bd.: Der Lotse. Ein Seegemälde. 25.-30.Bd.: Lionel Lincoln. 31.-36.Bd.: Die Steppe. 37.-42.Bd.: Der rothe Freibeuter. 43.-51.Bd.: Die Nordamerikaner, geschildert von einem reisenden Hagestolzen. 52.-57.Bd.: Die Grenzwohner oder die Beweinte von Wish-Ton-Wish. 58.-63.Bd.: Die Wassernixe oder der Tummler der Meere. 64.-69.Bd.: Der Bravo. Eine venetianische Begebenheit. 70.-75.Bd.: Die Heidenmauer oder die Benedictiner. 76.-81.Bd.: Der Scharfrichter von Bern oder das Winzerfest. 82.-87.Bd.: Die Monikins. 88.-93.Bd.: Ausflüge in die Schweiz. 94.-99.Bd.: Aufenthalt in Frankreich, Ausflug an den Rhein und zweiter Besuch in der Schweiz. 100.-105. Bd.: England und das sociale Leben der Hauptstadt. 106.-111.Bd. Erinnerungen an Europa. 112.-117.Bd. Italien. 118.-126. Band: Die Heimfahrt oder Die Jagd. 127.-135.Bd.: Evchen E

      Standort: GrüWaUeber Kl-8 (13,2 cm hoch). Hübsche uniforme Originalhalblederbände mit Lederecken und mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf blauen Rückenschildern sowie etwas goldgeprägte Rückenverzierung. Kleinste Mängel siehe Anmerkung. Gutes Exemplar. Die Bände 7-9, 37-39, 64-69, 127-129 und 247-252 in 5 Büchern habe ich ergänzen müssen und sind deswegen etwas abweichend gebunden. Die Seelöwen sind ergänzt in der Ausgabe Hoffmann 1854. Vorhandene "Mängel": Bände 37-42 und 64-69 etwas berieben. Bände 37-42, 58-60, 148-150 und 253-255 mit angeplatzten Gelenken. Bände 1-6, 16-18 und 244-246 etwas braunfleckig, 208-210 gebräunt. Die Bände ab 223 auf dem Rücken falsch nummeriert. Einige Bände ohne Vorsatzblatt oder mit kleinen Fehlstellen oder Einrissen am Vorsatz. Wenige Bände mit etwas Wurmfraß am Aussengelenk. Band 127-129 und 247-252 mit Vorbesitzerstempel. Band 211-213 mit altem Feuchtrand.

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        Original Sketches in the Punjaub. By a Lady.

      London Dickinson 1854 - First edition. Landscape folio (37 x 28 cm), 20 tinted lithographed plates, coloured by hand, some slight spotting, but a good copy in original red cloth, gilt roundel to upper covert, neatly rebacked preserving portions of original spine, corners slightly bumped. Fine views of Lahore and Amritsar. The drawings were selected from an album produced by the wife of a British army officer serving in the Punjab. The artist remains unknown although we do know something of her intentions as the Preface records here thus: "No attempt has been made to draw pictures as they ought to be; the desire has been to convey to an English eye some notion of the bright, vivid colouring of Indian scenes - the strange, and often uncouth attitudes of the natives, - and their costume, as far as the scale of these sketches will admit of exactness. Nothing is more untrue than the heavy, brassy sky, the usual accompaniment of an Indian sketch. The great heat, on the contrary, takes away colour from the atmosphere, and leaves it almost white, leaving the houses, and gay clothing of the natives, all the brighter for the contrast." The book is rare. Abbey speculates that it may have been privately published. Abbey Travel 483. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Panoramic View of San Francisco (1854)

      New York: History of the World 1854 - Sheet Dimension: 18 x 13 in. Hand-colored engraving. This lovely Panoramic View of San Francisco looks out from the West towards Yerba Buena Island. San Francisco is seen from Nob Hill and looks down at California street, with Telegraph Hill to the left. A legend is featured which marks out the North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, Ricon Point, Market Street Pier, and the Central Warf, among other sites. The view was entered according to the Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852, which is noted in the lower margins. Printed in several editions by Henry Bill for inclusion the publication the History of the World. However this particular view printed in 1852 is quite special since it was printed just a few years after the height of the California gold rush and just two years after California became an official state. Henry Bill (fl . c. 1850- c. 1857) was a Connecticut based publisher and historian active in the middle part of the 19th century. He published a number of histories including Samuel Maunder’s well-regarded two volume History of the World.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Ornithologie Brésilienne ou histoire des oiseaux du Brésil, remarquables par leur plumage, leur chant ou leurs habitudes.

      Waterlow and Sons Rio de Janeiro but London 1854 - Large folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm. approx.), 42pp., 4 parts [all published] in one volume Letterpress title-page with woodcut armorial of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, the dedicatee, letterpress music in the text, text printed in double columns within a letterpress frames. 48 fine chromolithographic plates finished by hand after Descourtilz. Contemporary half green morocco marbled boards, original green glazed paper wrappers bound-in, traces of old foxing, a very attractive copy. "The rare first edition of a very important fundamental systematic treatise" (Wood). A fine example of this superb production, with the original paper wrappers. Brazil, incomparably rich in natural history resources, has one of the finest bird diversities in the world. Unlike other similarly blessed countries however, these species were not as thoroughly depicted as they might have been in the heyday of great bird books. This was probably at least in part due to the difficulties of exploring the Amazon. The finest record of Brazilian birds published during the nineteenth century was the Ornithologie Bresilienne of Jean Theodore Descourtilz, a French ornithologist, who shortly before his death was appointed to the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Despite producing the most splendid of all books devoted to Neotropical birds, Descourtilz managed to live out his life in an obscurity that has not been illumined since. The little we know is this: He was born sometime in 1798, a son of Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775- 1835), a physician and botanist who did important scientific work in the Antilles. We know nothing of Théodore's childhood or schooling, but it probably involved some traveling with his father and it must have included art, because he drew over six hundred illustrations for his father's Flore pittoresque et medicale des Antilles, published between 1827 and 1833. We know he went to Brazil around 1826, because in 1831 he presented a manuscript on birds to the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro in which he refers to a hummingbird he had seen only twice in five years. His first published work on Brazilian birds, Oiseaux brillants du Brésil, a collection of sixty plates, without text, was published in Paris in 1834. For the next twenty years he spent time in various parts of southeastern Brazil, doing scientific collecting for the government and the National Museum, all the while developing this more comprehensive work on Brazilian birds, four parts of which were published between 1852 and 1856. He was unable to do more: On January 13, 1855, while on an expedition in Espíritu Santo, he died from consuming a chemical preparation he was experimenting with as a medicine for birds. Ornithologie bresilienne contains descriptions and figures of 164 species of Brazilian birds, including 15 new species and a new genus' (Zimmer). The plates were made up in London, and the work appears to have been printed by Waterlow and Sons and also Joseph Masters and Co. (copies cited by Zimmer and Wood bear Masters's name in the imprint). Possibly due to the artist's untimely demise and the period of time over which the lithographs were published, it would seem that very few copies of this work were produced. Faithfully capturing the vivid, vibrant colours of these exotic birds, the book is rare and greatly sought after (Borba de Moraes). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        \"Friedrich Der Grosse Auf Reisen\".

       Kupferstich von G. Eilers nach Ad.v. Menzel, i.d. Platte dat. 1854, 36,5 x 54,5 cm. Bötticher, Menzel 21; Thieme-Becker Bd. X, S. 419, G. Eilers. - \"Friedrich besichtigt nach beendetem Krieg die Wiederaufbauarbeiten einer zerstörten Ortschaft und nimmt die Huldigungen der Bürgerschaft entgegen. Der König in Begleitung des Generalleutnants Freiherr von Lentulus. Rechts ... der Geheime Rat von Brenckenhoff mit Plänen\" (NNG, 19.Jh., 1976, S. 272). Drittes der acht sog. \"Friedrichbilder\" Menzels, die 1853/54 entstanden. - Auf festem Karton. Unten knapp an die Schrift geschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Friedrich II., Geschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Nachweisung Betriebsergebnisse Staats- Privat-Eisenbahnen Königreich Sachen 1854

      Nachweisung der Betriebsergebnissebei den Staats- Privat-Eisenbahnen im Königreich Sachen1854 - 1855Städtische Bibliothek Dresden Druck der Königlichen Hofbuchdruckerei von C. C. Meinhold & Söhne--- beinhaltet mehrere Übersichten mit jeweils einem separaten Innentitel sowie zahlreiche Tabellen, Diagramme, z.T. mehrseitig geklappt oder gefaltetInhalt: Neu vollendete Eisenbahnen in den Jahren 1854 und 1855 Im Bau begriffene Eisenbahn-Anlagen Nachweisung .. Allgemeine Übersicht der Betriebsergebnisse ... ..... Sachsen von Zeit ihrer Betriebseroeffnungen bis zum Jahre 1854 Summarische Übersicht des Personen- und Gueterverkehrs auf den ... 1847 bis mit 1854 Übersicht Personen .... nach Monaten 1854 Übersicht ... nach den einzelnen Stationen 1854 ... nach den einzelnen Stationen 1854 Übersicht der Leistungen und des Verbrauchs bei den Locomotiven der ... Nachweisung der ... 1855 Allgemeine Übersicht ... 1855 ... von Zeit ihrer Betriebseroeffnungen bis zum Jahre 1855 Summarische Übersicht des Personen- .... 1847 bis mit 1855 ... nach Monaten 1855 ... nach einzelnen Stationen 1855 Übersicht Leistungen und des Verbrauchs .... 1855SW: Eisenbahn Staatsbahn Privatbahn Privateisenbahn Staatseisenbahn--- Zustand: Halbleinen, Hardcover-Einband aus der Zeit, mit Deckeltitel, kein Rückentitel, Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt Einband gebräunt und angestaubt, insgesamt altersentsprechend gutes Exemplar, innen: Innentitel mit drei alten Stempeln, Papier etwas gebräunt, aber im wesentlichen nicht braunfleckig, ein privat montiertes Fingerregister

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        The Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches ... Second edition.

      London, Wyld, October 10, 1854. Lithographic map with hand-colouring in outline (68 x 49 cm); linen-backed and folding back into its original cloth folder, ornamented in blind, lettered in glit, printed list of Wyld's publication on verso of map; most of the gold faded; otherwise a very fine copy. James Wild published during the Crimean War in fast succession at least six editions of this beautifully produced map. Each took into account the latest advances and retreats. The very detailed ma, gives the contours of the sloping coasts, shows Sebastopol in the centre with the surrounding area from the River Katcha' in the north to Balaclava in the south, and eastwards from the coast to Inkerman, with great detail for the terrain of the region, troop positions, telegraph stations, trenches and fortifications erected by the opposing armies.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Voyages en Californie et dans l'Orégon

      Paris: L. Maison, 1854. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Original wraps worn and torn, covers detached, binding perished, scattered mostly minor foxing. Very good internally and with both maps, one folding - well illustrated. Now neatly housed in a brown cloth slipcase and matching chemise. The author published a 48pp pamphlet about her trip to California three years before. Howes S20 ("Most comprehensive and reliable French description of the Pacific coast at this time"), Sabin 74989. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Exploration. Inventory No: 045064.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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