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        History of California, from its Discovery to the Present Time

      Boston: John P. Jewett, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Original brown cloth, worn at the corners and with some loss to the cloth at the spine ends. Old library mark to spine, and stamps to endpapers, final page, and copyright page, but no other library marks. Clean internally and with the map in very good condition - slight creasing at the edges, two small tape repairs that appear to be preventative to the verso. The map is dated 1854 (2d state). xi, 356pp. Howes C-127, Sabin 10764. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Exploration. Inventory No: 045054.

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        Wild Scenes and Song Birds. illustrated with... colored lithographs, drawn by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

      New York: George P. Putnam & Co., 1854. 8o (243 x 163 mm). 20 chromolithographed plates, drawn on stone by Max Rosenthal, printed by L.N. Rosenthal of Philadelphia after Mrs. Webber (15) or Miller (5) (occasional browning and spotting). (First text leaf inlaid, some scattered soiling, a few marginal tape repairs.) Very soft folds to a few early pages. Original publisher's black morocco gilt, cover with elaborate blocked design in gilt and blind with large central sunken lozenge blocked with a gilt vignette of the "southern mocking bird" signed "Tompson" (in reverse) (rebacked). Gilt edges. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF ONE OF ONLY TWO PUBLISHED WORKS TO CONTAIN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS AFTER ALFRED JACOB MILLER, ONE OF THE THREE GREAT EARLY "WESTERN" ARTISTS. Miller's contribution consists of five views of Indian life, four of which, according to the author, are of "scenes in the camp of the Delawares," although they are almost certainly based on the artist's sketches of the Snake Indians (a sub-group of the Shoshone). Miller, born in Baltimore in 1810, was employed by Captain (later Sir) William Drummond Stewart to record his expedition of 1837 to Wyoming to take part in the annual rendezvous between the trappers and fur-traders. The meeting took place in "a beautiful mountain meadow near Horse Creek, a tributary of the Green River between the Wind River Mountains and the Bear River range" (Ron Tyler Prints of the American West p.58). "Miller's record of that summer is unique, for he was the only artist to attend the rendezvous... He was the first to document the central Rocky Mountains, he painted and sketched the trip out as well as the rendezvous, Indian life, and the plains and mountains" (op.cit. p.59). "The rendezvous was a month long event... The highlight [of which]... was the arrival of the Snake Indians, who demanded that all other activity cease while they paraded around the grounds. But the great opportunity for Miller was the domestic scenes of Indian life that he witnessed and quickly sketched in the various camps and around the meadow" (op.cit. p.60). The five prints in the present work were drawn on stone by Max Rosenthal. Two of them include images of bare-breasted Indian maidens, in the interests of 'decency' these plates were later withdrawn and reissued with the women fully clothed. The prints are titled: 1. Indian Caressing His Horse; 2. Encampment of Indians; 3. Toilet of the Indian Girls; 4. Antelope Chase; 5. Indian Girl Swinging. The remaining prints in the present work are from drawings of birds (13) and flowers (2) by the wife of the author, the birds apparently drawn from stuffed specimens prepared by Mr. Galbraith of Camden, New Jersey. The present copy is bound in a publisher's binding, a deluxe form of the binding not recorded by Bennett, who only mentions the cheaper cloth version. Bennett p.111; Reese 28; Ripley p.307; Tyler Prints of the American West pp.64-5; Zimmer p.667.. Book.

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        Panoramic view of the southern coast of the Crimea.

      London Dickinson 1854 - Panorama on 4 joint sheets, colour lithograph. Dimensions: 36 x 193 cm; some light spotting. Impressive panorama showing the South-East coastline of Crimea from Kara-Dag and Koktebel to Feodosia.

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854: First Edition, First Printing with catalog at rear dated October, 1854. Map at page 307 intact. In Good condition, with signs of use and age. Brown ribbed cloth is rubbed, mottled and edge worn, frayed and chipped at extremities with exposed tips. Spine lettering still legible, though lightly rubbed. Binding is fragile, with a few leaves beginning to separate. Historical museum stamps to paste downs with no other institutional indications. Vintage bookseller inkless emboss to front free end paper. Previous owner name on first three pages, with occasional pencil marking in margins, and text; could be erased with extreme care. Pages show age related wear. A complete, unrestored copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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        View of St. Louis, Missouri

      St. Louis: Krausse & Hofmann, 1854. A PANORAMIC BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF A THRIVING ST. LOUIS IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY Lithograph: 27 1/4" x 38" (38 1/2" x 49 1/2" framed) St. Louis, laid out as a French town by Pierre Laclede in 1764 to provide a base for his fur-trading enterprise, began a long period of growth and expansion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, becoming the chief gateway to the vast western area that was now added to the United States. St. Louis and indeed most of the central Mississippi Valley enjoyed a substantial land boom during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Dozens of new towns were hastily laid out, promoted with extravagant advertising, and described by their sponsors as the coming metropolitan centers of the country, if not the world. . Book.

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        Uber Resectionen und Amputationen

      Bonn, 1854. First Edition. Orig. stiff printed wrappers. Good; backstrip worn; some spotting throughout; small release stamp on title; unopened. 4to., There are 4 tinted fldg. litho. plates. An exhaustive treatise on amputations and resection illus. with plates of the operations and pathology. G - M # 4464; Hirsch III, 214 -' 16; Wangansteen p. 284.

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        Landschaft mit Häusern in Gmund am Tergernsee.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, mit Bleistift umrandet, rechts unten bezeichnet "Beim Fischer / in Gmund.". 17,6:23,6 cm. Liebevoll-detaillierter und frischer Landschaftsausschnitt, der das zeichnerische Talent der sicher allein im Familienkreis tätigen Künstlerin deutlich belegt.. Die Tochter des Münchner Landrichters Eder heiratete nach 1854 Felix Friedrich Freiherr von Lipowsky (1824-1900), Jurist, Ministerialrat und Regierungspräsident von Niederbayern. Gemäß der Vita ihres Mannes zog sie anschließend nach Moosburg. 1862 wurde ihr Mann nach München berufen, 1871 nach Landshut. Von hier sind jährliche Sommeraufenthalte meist in München und Tirol zu belegen. Nach 1895 kehrte die Familie nach München zurück.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Narratives of Some Passages in the Great War with France from 1799 to 1810. By Lt General Sir Henry Bunbury formerly Quartermaster-General to the Army in the Mediterranean

      London: Richard Bentley, first edition , 1854. xxiv and 471 pages. 6 maps. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf gilt. Described by Fortescue as 'the best military history in our language.' Bunbury deals with the North Holland campaign of 1799 in which he served on the Duke of York's staff and the campaign Sicily and Calabria between 1805 and 1810 including the battle of Maida.

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        Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows

      New York: Goupil & Co., 1854. A BREATHTAKING 19TH CENTURY VISTA OF NEW YORK CITY'S ENVIRONS Hand-colored lithograph Paper size: 30½" x 42", Framed size: 43" x 55" Maison Goupil, also known as Goupil & Co., a joint venture between Adolphe Goupil (1806-1893) and Henry Rittner (1802-1840), was one of the most prestigious and prolific lithographic firms based out of New York during the mid-19th century. Until its take-over by brothers Michael and John Knoedler in 1857, Maison Goupil was responsible for the so-called visual merchandising of America, producing a series of quintessential American images. From city views to alphabet books, political documents (such as the Declaration of Independence) to sporting scenes, Goupil & Co. made the American subject easily adaptable into both local and international markets. This popularized the notion of the United States emerging as the world's cultural and commercial capital to the grander collective imagination. Goupil & Co. emerged during a media boom in the early to mid-19th century, with newer printing technologies such as lithography making the cost of literature and art more accessible to the average citizen. Artists began to lend their talents to publishing firms. Goupil & Co. capitalized on the bird's-eye view, which gave the American public a stunning perspective of their environs from an omnipotent viewpoint. This was the preferred way of "seeing" until chromolithography and photography challenged the printed market later in the century. Goupil & Co published 80 views in total, accounting for over 40 percent of the company's overall product output by American artists or of American subjects. The publication of Panorama of the Harbor of New York. in 1857 coincided with New York's population exceeding the half-million mark in 1850. As seen from this angle, Staten Island and Brooklyn stretch forward showing Manhattan in the horizon. The surrounding waters bustle with ships and other mercantile activity. Major estates and forts are indexed, while original hand color adds exuberance and depth to the overall image. The view is encapsulated by an attractive, stylized border. Originally rendered on canvas by landscape artist John Bornet, this charming view gloriously captures this exciting period in the growth of New York City and its boroughs.. Book.

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        HARD TIMES

      1854. A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. Original blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First American Edition in cloth. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in the weekly "Household Words," from May through September 1854. Toward the end of that run, on August 8th, the American publisher of "Household Words," T. L. McElrath, published the entire book, in wrappers, at 25 cents. One day later, Harper came out with their own wrappered edition, at half the price so as to kill McElrath's -- which it did. Four months later (on December 22nd), Harper came out with this attractively-bound edition, totally reset with 292 pages of text -- the first American hardbound edition.~This is a handsome copy, just about fine (very slight rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing within). Curiously not in Gimbel (A139 is the 101-page edition in wrappers).

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

      Freiburg, Herder, 1854 - 1857.. 5 Bde. Gr.8°. OHalbleder - Einbände, Farbschnitt. Einbände nur geringfügig berieben, Papier leicht gebräunt, wohlerhaltene Reihe. (s. Foto) ger/deu; 1.

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        Predigten auf alle Sonn- und Festtage des Kirchenjahres (4 Bände KOMPLETT in 2 Büchern) - Bd. I: Wintertheil/ Bd. II: Frühlingstheil/ Bd. III: Sommertheil/ Bd. IV: Herbsttheil., Predigten Bd. III - VI;

      Verlag der Fr. Lintz'schen Buchhandlung; 1854 - 1858. - je Band ca. 400 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände befinden sich in einem altersbedingt guten Zustand; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier angebräunt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; KOMPLETTPREIS für 4 Teile in 2 Bänden; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        7 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Spa u.a., 1854-1857.. Zus. 19 S., 8° u. 4°.. Beiliegend 4 (3 eigenh.) Briefe von Arenbergs Frau Sophie Prinzessin von Auersperg (österr. Schriftstellerin u. Wohltäterin; 1811-1901; zus. 6 S., 8°), nach der 1905 die Salzburger Arenbergstraße benannt wurde. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Altdorf u. Augsburg, 1854-1866.. Zus. 8 S., 8° u. 4°.. Constantin Siegwart-Müller war einer der Führer der Ultramontanen Partei in Luzern und spielte eine wichtige Rolle während des Sonderbundskrieges 1847. "Siegwart-Müller wurde in Lodrino im Tessin geboren, wo sein Vater eine Glashütte besass. 1826 erhielt er das Landrecht von Uri und wurde 1827 Landesfürsprecher. 1832 zog er nach Luzern und erwarb das Bürgerrecht von Oberkirch LU. In Luzern wurde Siegwart-Müller 1834 Staatsschreiber und später Grossrat. In den 1830er Jahren trat er zur konservativen ultramontanen Partei von Josef Leu über und wurde deshalb als Staatsschreiber abgesetzt. 1841 gelang es ihm, als konservativer Vertreter wieder in den Grossrat zu gelangen und schliesslich sogar Regierungsrat, Schultheiss von Luzern und 1844 Präsident der eidgenössischen Tagsatzung zu werden. 1845 wurde er von der AV Semper Fidelis als Ehrenmitglied aufgenommen. Siegwart-Müller hielt eine Konfrontation zwischen den radikal-liberalen und den konservativ-katholischen Kantonen der Schweiz für unvermeidbar. Er betrieb aktiv die Eskalation der Streitigkeiten der Kantone und nahm als Vorsitzender des Kriegsrates des Sonderbundes Kontakt auf mit dem österreichischen Staatskanzler Metternich, den er zu einer Intervention auf der Seite des Sonderbundes gewinnen wollte. Die Niederlage des Sonderbundes 1847 trieb Siegwart-Müller ins Exil in die österreichische Lombardei, dann nach Innsbruck. 1857 kehrte er in die Schweiz zurück und lebte bis zu seinem Tod 1869 in Altdorf, wo er zwischen 1863 und 1866 seine Memoiren veröffentlichte" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Die mittelalterlichen Burgen und Schlösser im Herzogthume Salzburg. Salzburg, Oberer 1854. 8°. 46S. mit 4 (gef.) lithogr. Tafeln, OBrosch.

      . . Nicht in Nebehay-W.- Verzeichnet 81 Schloss- u. Burganlagen.- Die Tafeln mit seltenen Ansichten n. Pezolt zeigen: Schloß Fischhorn (vor dem Umbau), Schloß Goldegg, Kaprun u. Mittersill.- Titel gestempelt, stockfleckig.

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        [Op. 8]. Trio für Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell. [Score and parts]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 8953. [1854]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-55; 12; 10 pp. Engraved. From the collection of the English pianist, conductor and writer Edward Dannreuther, with his oval handstamp to title and parts. Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing; dampstaining to outer margins of parts just extending into printed area. . First Edition, first issue. Rare. Hofmann p. 17. McCorkle p. 25. Hoboken IV, 9.Dannreuther was largely responsible for introducing Brahms's music to England.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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      VICTOR MASSON / LANGLOIS & LECLERCQ 1854 - RO20161236: 4 TOMES: 419 + 405 + 460 + 554 pages - nombeuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - plats et contre-plats jaspés - tranches bleues - petite étiquette collée sur le 1er plat et tampon en debut d'ouvrage - auteur, filet, titre et tomaison dorés au dos. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 372.8-Livre scolaire : autres matières [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Norris's Hand-Book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists: Comprising the Proportions and Calculations for Constructing Locomotives, Mannner of Setting Valves, Tables of Squares, Cubes, Areas, &c. &c

      Henry Carey Baird. Hardcover. Philadelphia, 1854. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 302 pp. plus publisher's advertisements. First edition. Two full page engraved illustrations, many mathematical tables in text. Illustrations are of a locomotive bullt by the Amoskeac Manufacturing Company and a locomotive built by the Norris brothers for the Syracuse and Utica railroads. Recent reback with original spine laid on. A very scarce title by the engineer Septimus Norris, containing a variety of mathematical information on all aspects of locomotive engineering. A good plus copy with some professional restoration done at spine. Some light foxing, some marginal dampstaining to text block, a few areas of erased pencil, contents generally bright and text complete. Bookplate and address of the engineer Louis Nickerson from Johnson, Co., Missouri on front pastedown. A very scarce book in any edition. The first was published in 1852. OCLC 14930914, locating four publicly held copies. Please contact us for additional photos or information. . Good. 1854.

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        Nouveaux Voyages en ZigZag a la grand Chartreuse, Autour du Mont Blanc. Dans les vellees d'Herenz, de Zermatt, au Grimsel ; a Genes et a la corniche. Precedes d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve. Illustres d'apres les dessins originaux de Töpfer. Par MM. Calame, Karl Girardet, Francais d'Aubigny, de Bar, Gagnet, Forest.

      Paris, Lecou 1854.. gr.8°. XVII, 454 S. Dekoratives Halbleder d. Zt. auf 4 Bünden, dreiseit. Goldschnitt. Schmaler Wasserrand an ob. Ecke auf den ersten 20 Bll., innen sonst sehr gut und nahezu fleckenfrei, frischer, leuchtender Goldschnitt..

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        Emaux et camées.

      Eugène Didier 1854 - - Eugène Didier, Paris 1854, 10x15cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire dans son brochage d origine, rare tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 8 comprising text pages 213-240 & plates 36-40 as issued in original wraps

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company. Very Good. 1854. First Edition; First. Wraps. exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; Lithograph; 4to; 28 pages .

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        The Diseases of The Heart And The Aorta

      Lindsay and Blakiston - Philadelphia 1854 - 6" x 9 1/4", 689 pages including index. Black cloth cover with blind embossed decoration on covers and gilt title on spine. Corners lightly bumped and worn through. Cloth missing from top and bottom of spine; light and irregular separation of cloth along front joint, Binding straight, square and secure with hinges supple. Interior bright and clean with only the occasional pencil marks in outer margin; previous physician owner bookplate on front pastedown. This is a very nice copy.***** The previous owner was Dr. Frank Taylor Fulton a Providence Cardiologist.***** NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of the Expedition of E. f. Beale ... and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California in 1853

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1854. First edition, second binding (ads increased from 32 to 46 pages). original brown cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened, edges, preliminary and terminal leaves a little foxed, else fine. Lacking the map which was only issued in a few copies. Octavo. 136 pp, 46 pp. ads Illustrated with 13 lithograph views, frontispiece tinted E. F. Beale, the new Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the state of California, was sent west from Missouri in 1853 “to examine the Territories of New Mexico and Utah where their borders and those of California lie contiguous, and to ascertain whether lands existed there to which California Indians might be removed.” Beale journeyed overland through northern Arizona, Utah and Nevada and arrived in Los Angeles in August of 1853; in this journal Beale’s cousin Gwinn Heap gives detailed observations of the country traversed, much of which had never been previously described. This book provides one of the earliest detailed examinations of the “Central Route” from Missouri to the Pacific, and is a basic piece of Western Americana [Cowan I p. 107; II p. 273. Graff 1837. Howes H378. Wagner-Camp-Becker 235].

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        A pair of matched portraits of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster in period frames

      [Likely New York City 1854 - Each approximately 12½" x 10½" on board, each with the artist identified and dated on the back; both quite fine.Frederick R. Spencer (1806-1875) was an American painter known for his portraits. He painted in an exceptionally smooth and linear style distinguished by a high degree of finish. He specialized in traditional and literal resemblances, ensuing an almost photographic quality. Spencer was born in Lennox, New York and began an interest in art at a young age. By 1825 he was studying art in New York City under John Trumbull and by 1831 had become a successful portraitist, painting many of New York’s prominent citizens. During his time in New York, Spencer was academician of the American Academy in 1832, and served on its board of directors from 1833-1835, and became an associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1837, and was significantly involved with the organization until 1850. In 1858, Spencer retired to upstate New York.Henry Clay (1777-1852) was a well-known U.S. Senator from Kentucky & U.S. Secretary of State. Daniel Webster (1782- 1852) was the prominent U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. Both worked tirelessly for compromises aimed at averting the conflict between the North and the South in the 1840s and 1850s, and with Webster and John C. Calhoon, was instrumental in formulating the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850. Both Clay and Webster died in 1852, so clearly these are portraits not from life. Nonetheless, they are exceptionally well done and very attractive.

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1854 [caption title]

      San Francisco: Lith. of Britton & Rey, [1854].. Double-size pictorial letter sheet, 10 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, on blue paper. Image stretches across entire upper half of sheet, lower half taken up by an autograph letter, signed, dated April 30, 1854 (see below). Folded for mailing. Light tanning along the fold lines. Small separations at five cross- folds, expertly repaired. Very good. An iconic view of San Francisco, contained on a double-size pictorial letter sheet bearing an autograph letter, signed, from an argonaut to his family, dated 1854. Britton and Rey used this view of San Francisco looking east from Nob Hill at least four times, and it was also used on a letter sheet issued by Sarony and Company. The present copy was part of the celebrated Clifford collection of letter sheets. The view shows San Francisco growing at a rapid pace just five years after the first gold-seekers began arriving, and dozens of ships are shown in the bay. Two figures are shown in the foreground, as well as an artist who sketches the scene. The city spreads over the hills, and the density of the built environment is ably represented. The lower half of the sheet contains an autograph letter, signed, from J.S.A. Kernan to his father, and is dated April 30, 1854, making this among the earliest recorded uses of this letter sheet. Reman has identified various landmarks in the view, noting the general locations of North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Yerba Buena Island, and drawing a small sketch of the City Hall. Kernan notes that "the foreground of the picture are the [?] hills on the south side of the city." He writes his father that he is planning on coming home in a year or so, but that he is presently working on a plan to secure a fortune for himself: "I came to California for an object. That object attained I shall return. My prospects now are good how long they will continue I dare not hope but if I can only hold my present situation for one year without any loss I can come home as I wish to come, with money." An excellent view of San Francisco in 1854 on a pictorial letter sheet, with a highly representative letter from one who, like thousands of others, went to California to seek his fortune. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 239. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 240 (this copy). PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.76-78 & plate 37.

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        Home Life in Russia

      Rare First English Edition of \"Dead Souls\"[GOGOL, Nikolai]. Home Life in Russia. By a Russian Nobel. Revised by the Editor of\"Revelations of Siberia.\" In Two Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1854.First edition in English. A \"translation\" of Dead Souls by Gogol. Two octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 13/16 inches; 195 x 122 mm). [2], iv, 308; [2], 314, [2, ads] pp. With two pages of publisher\'s advertisements.Publisher\'s original green cloth. Boards and spines decoratively stamped in blind. Spines lettered in gilt. Yellow coated endpapers. Top edges brown. Some very light soiling to cloth and some fraying to the tops of spines. Some very minor professional and almost invisible gluing to a small portion of the back outer hinge, with no loss of cloth. Spines lightly sunned. Previous owner\'s old ink signatures on front paste down (dated 1860) and on title pages (dated 1857) of each volume, not affecting text. Volumes slightly skewed. Overall a very good, clean set in original cloth. Housed in a custom slipcase.The first work of Russian prose fiction published in the United States was published in Philadelphia in 1832. The title was Ivan Vejeeghen (translation of Ivan Vyzbigin, 1829) and its subtitle was Life in Russia. \"[The publication of this book] began a tendency to present Russian fiction as a source of information about Russian life rather than as art...This trend continued after the outbreak of the Crimean War, which brought with it an increased English interest in Russian life and culture. A spate of prose translations appeared in the 1850s, which were drastically doctored and presented as factual accounts by unnamed \'Russian noblemen\'. Their titles are indicative of the treatment the novels received: Sketches of Russian Life in the Caucasus, 1853 (Lermontov\'s A Hero of our Time); Home Life in Russia, 1854 (Gogol\'s Dead Souls); and Russian Life in the Interior, 1855 (Turgenev\'s Sportsman\'s Sketches). In spite of the pretense to factuality suggested by the titles, the so-called translators took great liberties with the texts, expunging whole portions, exaggerating caricatures, and adding imaginative flourishes to the author\'s prose.\" (Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English, Classe, 1206).Sadleir 985.HBS 64929.$16,500

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        Two original well-documented Renoirs! Miniature Porcelain Cup and Saucer painted by young Pierre-Auguste Renoir and kept by him

      [Paris, France], [c. 1854-1861] (1) White porcelain cup with handle approximately 11 mm tall, 13 mm diameter circular top. Blue floral design and gilt accent painted by Renoir.(2) White porcelain saucer approximately 27 mm diameter, 5 mm high. Blue floral design and gilt accent painted by Renoir.While painted porcelain exists from this period, these two miniature porcelains with irrefutable documentation are two of just seven known pieces unequivocally painted by Renoir.Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, a medieval city famous for its porcelain. His family moved to Paris in 1845 when Renoir was four. His first home in Paris was an apartment near the Louvre museum. In 1854, at 13, Renoir accepted a position as an apprentice in the porcelain factory, Lévy frères, where he painted designs on china plates, cups, and vases. His skillful work earned a good income and the nickname Monsieur Rubens. In 1858, when automation of the porcelain factory made Renoir's position obsolete, he tried other jobs inclu

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      Paris: Chez les Principaux Libraires, 1854. First separate edition (reprinted from Moniteur Universel December 11,12, and 31, 1853 and January 11,13 and 23, 1854. . 8vo., 58 [1] pp. The edges of several leaves show moderate staining; in one instance, conservation has been applied to the blank margin, with no loss of text. Later binding of quarter calf with tips, and marbled paper over boards. Covers photography on glass (one of the earliest to suggest gelatin negatives), metal, and use of albumen and collodion coatings. Also, describes the photomechanical technique of Niépce, and his association with Daguerre; the processes of Talbot, Bayard and Blanquart-Evrard. are explained and include their chemical formula. OCLC lists only three holdings: George Eastman House, NYPL, and Princeton University. Roosens and Salu #8215, chronologically, the first entry under the heading Photomechanical Printing Systems/ Gravure Printing (Intaglio, Photogravure). & & & & & & & & & &

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        Die Loge Post Nubila Lux und die Gross-Loge der Niederlanden. Enthüllungen bezüglich der Stiftungsgeschichte der ehrw.'. und vollk.'. Loge Post Nubila Lux, im Morgen von Amsterdam

      0 - nebst Darlegung des wahren Zustandes der Niederländischen Logen im Allgemeinen so wie der fünf Amsterd.'. Bauhütten in's Besondere, Allen Grosslogen, Logen und BB.'. Freimaurern, ehrfurchtsvoll gewidmet, Verlag von F. Günst, Amsterdam 1854, in Kladde gebunden, OTitel stark gebräunt, sonst innen ordentlich [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung Baessler. Schädel von Polynesischen Inseln. Gesammelt und nach Fundorten beschrieben von Arthur Baessler. Berlin, G. Reimer 1907. Fol. 2 Bll. 256 S. mit 33 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. OHLwd.

      . . NDB I, 530 f.- Veröffentlichung aus dem Königl. Museum für Völkerkunde, Band XIII. - Seltene wissenschaftliche Arbeit des Archäologen u. Anthropologen F. v. Luschan (1854-1924). Die beschriebenen Schädel wurden v. A. Baessler auf seiner 3. Südsee-Reise 1895-98 zu den Marquesas, Gesellschafts-, Cook- und Neu-Seeländischen Inseln gesammelt.- Unaufgeschnittenes, gutes Exemplar.

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        Historical Collections of Georgia

      New York: Pudney & Russell, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xiv, 688pp. 22 plates, folding map. Original boards, leather spine with raised bands and leather corners. Hinges and joints repaired. Right front brown end sheet and rear brown end sheet missing. Worn marble paste down boards. Pages moderately foxed. Previous owners name and date of 1874 is written inside on first free endpaper. Map is complete but fragile with creases.& & Howes W 353. Howes states that editions 2 & 3 New York 1855 has the map. However, this edition is dated 1854 New York and includes the map. Copyright date is 1853.

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        Souvenirs d'un Naturaliste.

      Victor Masson, Paris 1854 - Ensemble de deux volumes de format in 12 de :tome I, VIII, 508 pp.; tome II, II ff., 550 pp. Reliure uniforme en demi basane brune, dos à 4 nerfs, titres dorés. Initiales en pied sur chaque volume. Chausey; Bréhat; Sicile; Biscaye; Saintonge. Dos et coins un peu frottés. Robuste reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Insurrection in China;

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., , 1854. with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents... Translated from the French, with a Supplementary Account of the Most Recent Events by John Oxenford. Third Edition, Enlarged. Octavo. Original red-brown embossed cloth, title gilt to spine, pagoda in blind to both boards. Portrait frontispiece, folding map. Light browning, contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, light shelf-wear, spine sunned, but a very nice copy. Important eye-witness account of the outbreak of the Taiping rebellion, co-written by the doctor and an interpreter of the French Embassy; this edition the most complete, including a final postscript, "comprising the events that have happened since the date of our last publication."

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        Madame de Sable. Etudes sur les femmes illustres et la societe du XVIIe siecle

      Paris: Didier, 1854., 1854. Signed presentation copy. Octavo. Bound in half brown calf over marbled paper, with raised bands highlighted with gilt, and brown and gilt label to spine. Signed by the author, and presented to Viscount Mahon, later Earl Stanhope, MP, prominent historian and biographer.Binding is rubbed, both leather and marbled paper, and corners bumped. The text shows some spotting, primarily to the first half of the book. Includes Stanhope's armorial bookplate, "A Deo et Rege", and a bookseller's stamp, "J Leighton, Brewer Street".

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        Deutsches Wörterbuch. Hrsg. v. d. Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 16 in 32 Bänden sowie Quellenverzeichnis.

      S. Hirzel 1854-1961, Leipzig - Gr.-8vo (26,5 x 19 cm). Mit 1 gest. Doppelportrait der Gebrüder Grimm sowie vielen Titelvignetten. Zweispaltig gedruckt. Braunes Hldr. (ca. 1920-1960) m. 2 RSchildern. Teils Farbschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigsten und umfangreichsten Werkes zur Deutschen Sprache, dessen Erscheinen sich über 100 Jahre hinzog. Vollständig von A bis Z sowie mit dem Quellenverzeichnis, dieses broschiert in 7 Lieferungen (Corrigenda hs. ausgeführt). Sämtliche Bände im Erstdruck. - Im Text sauber u. wohlerhalten, durch Erscheinen in Lieferungen sind einige Lagen etw. stärker gebräunt. Die neueren Einbände den älteren gelungen angeglichen, so daß sich ein harmonisches, leicht variierendes Gesamtbild der Reihe ergibt. Einige Bände etw. berieben, insgesamt eine dekorative Reihe von guter Erhaltung. 70000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Marines et Voyages

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1854. Small octavo, with half-title and terminal contents page, a little scattered foxing; a very good copy in old navy-blue quarter calf. A good copy of Reybaud's wide-ranging work, with lengthy chapters on New Zealand, Tahiti, and the Pacific voyage of Dupetit-Thouars. The work includes a long chapter on the 'Parlement des Iles de la Société', which quotes extensively from William Ellis' Polynesian Researches, but also discusses the French voyages of Dumont-d'Urville and Dupetit-Thouars. This chapter includes a great deal on ancient Polynesian traditions, and also discusses Tahitian religion. Another chapter gives an abridged account of the voyage of Dupetit-Thouars, concentrating on French claims for the Marquesas and Tahiti, but also detailing his visits throughout the Pacific. There is also a good chapter on the history and colonisation of New Zealand, openly adapted from the report tabled in the House of Lords in 1838 on the Present State of the Islands of New Zealand (Hocken, 680). Otherwise, there are chapters on the science of geography, on the unpublished journals of Rochet d'Héricourt, who sailed to Abyssinia, and a lengthy section on the history of plans to build the Panama Canal (not opened until 1914) First published in 1843 as La Polyne?sie et les Iles Marquises, this second edition is perhaps the rarer of the two works. Not held in any Australian library.

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