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        Regina von Emmertz. Skådespel i fem akter. Musiken af J.A. Södermann j:r.

      Helsingfors, Finska Litteratur-Sällskapets Tryckeri, Förf:s förlag, 1854. Samtidigt hldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning. False slidte og lidt svage. Med egenhændig dedikation på fribladet "Fru Johanne Louise heiberg/ värdnadsfullt/ af/ författaren". Originaltrykket med fornem proveniens og historie. I et brev fra Topelius, som findes i Heiberg-arkivet, anbefaler han sit stykke "Regina von Emmertz" til opførelse og hvori han samtidig anbefaler Johanne Louise Heiberg som skuespillerinde. Om skuespillet har fru Heiberg udtalt "Stykket kan vel næppe bruges."

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Neurologische Untersuchungen.

      Göttingen, Wigand, 1854.. (24 x 16 cm). XVI, 244 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe. Die 25 überwiegend in den Nachrichten der kgl. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen veröffentlichten neurophysiologischen Arbeiten werden hier erstmals gesammelt herausgegeben, in nur geringfügig überarbeiteter Form. Enthalten ist auch seine berühmte, zusammen mit G. Meissner verfasste Arbeit "Ueber das Vorhandensein bisher unbekannter eigenthümlicher Tastkörperchen (Corpuscula tactus) in den Gefühlswärzchen der menschlichen Haut..." (vgl. Garrison-Morton 1460). - Vorsatz gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einband gering berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch-H. V, 816

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        Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the Insects of the islands of the Madeiran group.

      London, J. van Voorst, 1854. Large-4to (300 x 230mm). pp. xliii, 634, with 13 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine. A rare work as only 50 copies were subscribed. Thomas Vernon Wollaston (1822-1878) was forced by ill heatlth to spend winters in Madeira, where he collected extensively. He published over 40 papers but his most important work was his 'Insecta Mederensia'. The excellent plates were drawn by J.O. Westwood. A few plates with some minor foxing.///Nissen ZBI, 4440.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        The Poetical Works.

      . A New Ed. London: Edvard Moxon 1854. With engr. portr. & engr. titlepage. XXIV + 702 pp. Light brown full polished calf, spine richly gilt, marbled edges..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Carpenter's Assistant: Containing A Succinct Account Of Egyptian, Grecian, And Roman Architecture/ Also, A Description Of The Tuscan, Doric, Corinthian And Composite Orders; Together With Specifications, Practical Rule And Tables For Carpenters, And A Glossary Of Architectural Terms..............Revised, Improved And Enlarged With Additions On Rural Architecture; Embracing Plan, Elevations, Ground, &c, &c, Of Cottages, Villas, And Farm Buildings; Including New And Valuable Designs For Church Edifices BY LEWIS. E. ROY, Architect

      Boston: Edward Livermore, 1854. Fourth Edition. leather_bound. Handsomely recased in modern full brown leather. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 140 pages. 28 1/2 x 24 cm. First published, 1848. Fifty full-page engraved plates and sixty wood engravings. Uncommon publication, being both a builder's guide and house pattern book." HITCHCOCK. 219. KARPEL B268. "Contains a supplement on rural architecture by Louis E. Joy. This edition is of special interest for the manner in which it is illustrated; it contains `old fashioned' full page copper engravings of the orders interleaved with more up-to-date wood engravings on the text leaves. The additions on rural architecture include Gothic and Tudor cottages, and Elizabethan and Italian villas. When first published it was a late Greek revival pattern book. " Scattered intermittent foxing, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt.

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        TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE

      1854 - DELASIAUVE [Dr. Louis]. TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE. Paris: Victor Masson, 1854. 559 pp. 8vo., half dark green morocco stamped in gilt, sunned to brown at spine. Ex-library with faint spine markings. Black paper covered boards worn, corners bumped, spine scraped. Two personal bookplates to front endpapers, both black and white, illustrated, one with the names of two doctors, one female. Moderate to heavy foxing. A few dogeared pages, else very good, complete.

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        TRAITE DES MALADIES DU SEIN ET DE LA REGION MAMMAIRE

      LIBRAIRIE DE VICTOR MASSON 1854 - RO30054871: 727 pages, avec 8 planches llustrées en couleurs. Ecritures sur le premier plat, au stylo. Maladies de la région mammaire chez la femme, Maladies de nature maligne ou des cancers de la région mammaire, Maladies de la mamelle chez l'homme. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853 : a detailed catalogue of its contents, with critical dissertations, statistical information, and accounts of manufacturing processes in the different departments; .

      - Dublin, McGlashan 1854. Large octavo publisher's cloth (rebacked with most of the original spine preserved); xviii,502pp, portait, double page colour litho view of the central hall, double page plan, two elevation plates, four other plates, illustrations through the text. A few flaws to early pages, a couple professionally repaired with tissue, but quite a good copy. This also exists with a somewhat different title under the imprint of Sproule; either and both are very uncommon. Sproule, in his preface, records his conviction that this Dublin exhibition would be the last of its kind: 'the magnitude of the Exhibitions of 1851 and 1853 would have caused a long interval . before any future attempt could be made; but such attempts the almost faery creation of the Crystal Palace Company at Sydenham have rendered unnecessary' - ie the continuous exhibition of all that was new and excellent would make these monumental exhibitions obsolete. 'Considerable attention' is given to the Exhibition Building for much the same reasons - its temporary nature - thus the captivating colour view of the central hall, even though it added 'very materially to the expense of each copy'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Hand-colored lithograph

      1854 - Crystal Palace. Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. No. 1. Hand-colored lithograph. London: Stannard & Dixon, 1854. 434 x 575 mm. Light foxing & toning, tiny paper flaw in blank upper margin, otherwise very good. Matted. A view of London's famous Crystal Palace showcasing the building's interior garden and fountains. The Crystal Palace, built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, was constructed almost entirely out of iron and glass, and represents one of the more remarkable engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Originally located at Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Exhibition's end and rebuilt in 1854 in the London suburb of Sydenham, where it remained until it burned down in 1936. This print, evidently the first of a series, shows the building at its new site. Auerbach, The Great Exhibition of 1851, pp. 3, 193-95.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        TO THE PUBLIC. IN A HANDBILL DATED APRIL 21, 1854, AND SIGNED IN LARGE CAPITAL LETTERS "JOHN POYNTER McMILLIN," THAT GENTLEMAN MAKES "THREE SPECIFIC CHARGES" AGAINST THE REV. MATTHIAS M. BARRON [first line of text]

      [Hannibal, Mo.? 1854].. Broadside, 18 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Printed in three columns. Old folds. Moderately foxed. Contemporary docketing on verso. Good. An apparently unrecorded broadside issued by Judge Thomas J. Killen in response to slanders published by a former litigant, John Poynter McMillin. McMillin, who lives "within three miles of the City of Hannibal," lost a lawsuit over which Judge Killen presided. McMillin then published his version of the trial and his testimony in an attempt to refute the verdict against him. Killen's broadside is a rebuttal of those published slanders and falsehoods. It reads, in part: "To the Public. In a handbill dated April 31, 1854, and signed in large capital letters 'John Poynter McMillin,' that gentleman makes 'three specific charges' against the Rev. Matthias M. Barron. On these charges I have nothing to say. Mr. Barron is an aged gentleman, well known to this community; but when J.P. McMillin, in his hot haste to prove his charges and thereby prevent himself from 'sinking to the degraded level of a mere slanderer,' (as he terms it,) attempts to give the public a history of his lawsuit, and in so doing, misrepresents every important event of said lawsuit; and even publishes downright falsehood, concerning it. I take it upon myself as a party misrepresented, and falsified, to give the public a correct statement of said lawsuit." Killen goes on to disprove McMillin's "superlatively ridiculous" charges, mocks his evident insolvency, suggests he is a deadbeat, and assures McMillin: "you may banish fears of sinking to the degraded level of a mere slanderer. Both your tongue and your pen, sir, have lost all power of slander, or detraction; true like the native polecat, they may occasionally offend and disgust the community yet no one blames it because it is the nature of the beast." A most unusual judicial response to criticism, this broadside is doubtless the sort of thing many judges wish they could do today; unhappily, they are barred from doing so by the Canons of Judicial Ethics. Not located in any of the usual sources, including OCLC or the online catalogs of AAS, Harvard, or the Library of Congress.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Hard Times

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1854 - Original fine-ribbed olive green cloth with blindstamped design on covers and spine. with "Price 5/- at base of spine. Has p. 244 (versus 44). A very good, tight and unsophisiticated copy with both hinges completely intact. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Cabinet Photograph of Old Crow. Sioux [Body Guard of Chief Sitting Bull]

      David Francis Barry [no date]. (Cabinet photo) Very good. Mounted on 6 1 / 2" X 4 1 / 4" card. Image is 5 1 / 2" X 4". From margin of photo: "#28. Old Crow. Sioux." Original 19th century photograph by David Francis Barry: 1854 - 1934. Photographer. Apprentice to Orland Scott Goff, became a famous photographer of Native American Indians. Contemporary of historic figures such as Sitting Bull, Chief Gall, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Kit Carson, & General George Armstrong Custer..

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        Autograph letter signed to John Brett

      1854. Very Good. Bonelli, G. A.L.s. to John Brett (1805-63). Turin, January 23, 1854. 1- pp. plus integral address leaf. 275 x 217 mm. Holes where seal was cut away, light soiling along folds. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Bonelli's correspondent, John Brett, laid the first submarine cable between England and France in 1850, and has been described as the founder of submarine telegraphy. Bonelli's letter, written in French, thanks Brett for "des details que vous me donnez relativement la construction du cable sous-marin" (the details that you give me about the construction of the submarine cable), and gives news about his own telegraph ventures. Origins of Cyberspace 123.

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        Geschichte der Türkei. 8 Bücher in 4 Bänden. - Deutsch von Johannes Nordmann.

      Wien,Verlag Wallishausser, 1854-1856.. 8° (19 x 12,5 cm). Schwarze OriginalLeinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Gesprenkelter Dreiseitenblauschnitt. Kapitale und Ecken teils bestoßen. 259, 266, 266, 276, 238, 282, 259, 257 Seiten. Kleiner Vorbesitzstempel und Einkleber (2 x1) auf den Innendeckeln und Titeln sowie kleine Tintenflecke. Im gesamten Innenbereich gut erhalten.. Erste dt. Ausgabe - Mit Quellenangaben. #FL0824

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Deutsches Wörterbuch. 16 Bände (gebunden in 29 Teilbänden).

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 1854-1960.. Lexikonformat. Zus. 34156 Seiten. Einheitlich gebunden um 1960 in Halbleinen mit Rückentitel.. *Vorliegend die Originalausgabe, die über einen Zeitraum von mehr als 100 Jahren erschien. Vollständiges Set (A-Zypressen), ohne den später zusätzlich erschienenen Band "Quellenverzeichnis". - Ordentliches Exemplar ohne Gebrauchsspuren.

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        WAR Of The GAUGES: or, Rail-Roading at Erie, Comprising an Official and Authentic Version of the Rail Road Troubles at Erie and Harbor Creek. Illustrated with Engravings and Maps, Prepared Expressly for this Publication; Forming a World-Renowned Chapter in Rail Road History

      Cleveland, Ohio:: Stereotyped and Printed by Harris & Fairbanks, Herald Job Office.. 1854.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-3/8". 1st edition (Sabin 82146). 61, [3] pp. Adverts last 2 pages.. Original printed buff-paper wrappers. Vignette to front wrapper, "The Women of Erie tearing down the Bridge over State Street." [not duplicated internally].. Ex-lib, though with no external markings. Remnants of bookplate to. front wrapper verso. The occasional blindstamp. Withal, a VG+ copy.. "In December, 1853, the city of Erie and the neighboring township of Harborcreek, with the enthusiastic support of a large majority of people, tore up the tracks of the Erie and North-East Railroad, wherever they crossed or entered the city streets or the public highway. This made a seven-and-one-half mile break in the recently-completed chain of railroads from New York to Cleveland and the Midwest. The railroad repeatedly re- laid its tracks; they were as often ripped up. ... Such was the beginning of the 'War of the Gauges,' which interrupted rail traffic between New York and the West for two months, and seriously inconvenienced it for two years. ... This conflict ... was one of the most fantastic episodes in Pennsylvania history, and certainly the most exciting in Erie history." Here offered is the first book publication to document, with individual statements & court testimony, this strife stemming ostensibly from differences regarding track width, but as is often the case, actually resulted from underlying strugges for "commercial leadership and economic advantage." [D. Kent, "The Erie War of the Gauges", Pennsylvania History, Vol. XV, No. 4, October 1948]. OCLC shows 13 institutional holdings. No copies at auction these past 30+ years. Rare in the trade. . T.p. vignette. Illustrated with 4 cuts [1 full page]. Map, p. 44.

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        Revier Stetten. 1854. Handkolor. lithographiert Karte. Maßstab ca. 1 : 15000

      Ohne Ortsangabe, 1854. 48 x 56 cm. In 15 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen, in zeitgenössischem Leinen-Etui - Stetten ist heute ein Stadtteil von Niederstotzingen im Landkreis Heidenheim. Mit Vermessungspunkten, Numerierung bzw. Bezeichnung der Flurstücke. Mit den Orten Bissingen, Reuendorf, Kaltenburg, Lontal, Stetten -

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        Novitates Conchologicae.

      Series Prima. Mollusca Extramarina./ Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer oder kritischer Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken (Mit Einschluss der Auriculaceen). Band I./ Description et Figures de Coquilles Extramarines nouvelles et peu connues. Tome I. Cassel, Fischer, 1854-60. 4to. pp. 134, 138, with 36 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent blue half morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt. Nissen ZBI, 4724. The first volume of five. "Pfeiffer began to publish a more ambitious work, the 'Novitates Conchologicae', the first five volumes of which, written by Pfeiffer himself, are devoted to non-marine molluscs and all of them replete with beautiful coloured illustrations" (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 140).

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        A great rarity: a Carte-de-Visite photograph of Millard Fillmore, twice signed!

      n.p., April 11, 1854 "Carte-de-Visite photograph signed, ""Millard Fillmore,"" in the blank portion of the mount, and again, ""Millard Fillmore April 11, 1864"" on the verso, mounted albumen on a 2.5"" x 4"" double gold-ruled board. With Mathew Brady credit in negative and E. & H. T. Anthony credit on verso. Minor toning to albumen at top left and minor mounting remnant on verso do not affect signatures, overall fine condition. A great rarity. We have only seen six other photographs signed by Fillmore appear at auction in the past forty years. This is the only example we have encountered that Fillmore signed twice. A recent example, signed only once, brought $14,400 at auction in 2008. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Les nuits d'orient : Contes nocturnes / par Mery

      Paris : Michel Levy, 1854, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked, leather-backed, marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; Description: xii, 341p. 18cm. Subjects: Orient -- Asia -- the East -- History -- Essays. Preface dated March, 1853. Language: French.

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        Hungarian Sketches In Peace And War

      Edinburgh: Constable. 1854 - Full morocco, 6.75 inches tall. A superb copy bound by Bedford, one of the greatest firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles and exeptionally fine tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. In pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte et plan précis de Sébastopol et de ses environs.

      Buffa & Cie Bruges 30 Novembre 1854 - Lithographed map (42x53.5 cm), partially coloured; slightly creased, minor foxing, minor tear to the centrefold. Fine map of Sebastopol showing the early military stages and formations of the Crimean War. With letterpress text providing military and geographical information. The war in Crimea took place in 1854-1855 and saw the Russian Imperial army oppose the allied troops of France, Britain and the Ottoman Empire in a series of battles that culminated in the famous siege of Sebastopol (Sevastopol) in the winter of 1854 and the subsequent defeat of the Russian Army. The historical event has been immortalized in the work of several artists and writers such as Leo Tolstoy, who served in the war and later wrote "Sevastopol Sketches", three short stories based on his first hand experience of the Siege.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MEMORIE SPETTANTI ALLA STORIA, AL GOVERNO ED ALLA DESCRIZIONE DELLA CITTA' E CAMPAGNA DI MILANO NE' SECOLI BASSI Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte di Massimo Fabi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Territories of Washington and Oregon

      J. H. Colton, New York 1854 - Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blind-stamped cloth covers, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. Very rare separately-issued pocket map of Washington and Oregon Territories: the first issue of Colton's map of those newly-formed territories. Although copyrighted 1853, this map did not appear in a Colton atlas until the 1855-56 Atlas of the World. This 1854 pocket map version precedes that issue, and shows the territories in their infancy. Unlike the later sheet map version, this separately-issued pocket map only shows three counties in western Washington Territory (Lewis, Pacific and Clark) and ten counties in western Oregon (Clatsop, Washington, Yam Hill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Benton, Linn, Lake and a large Umpqua county). Also unlike the later sheet map version, the Stevens route of the proposed Pacific Railroad is not shown (as the survey was still ongoing at the time of the publication of this pocket map). Many locations are shown, including towns, forts, rivers, mountains, etc. The map is a significant rarity with only a handful of recorded locations and no copies appearing at auction in the last quarter century. Smith, p. 55; Streeter Sale 3896 (1855 edition). Not in Graff, Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West or Phillips, A List of Maps of America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Hallam's Literature of Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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        Bataille de L\\\'Alma

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

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        LES DIFFERENTS PUBLICS DE PARIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Transformed Island, A story of the South Seas

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

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

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

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