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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("Auber").

      N. p., 8. V. 1854. - Oblong 4to. 1/3 p. on double leaf. Nine bars "Andantino" for pianoforte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS AND INCIDENTS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA, SONORA AND CHIHUAHUA, CONNECTED WITH THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION DURING THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53. 2 VOLUMES IN 1.

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1854 - .[VOL.I - xxii, 506 pgs., VOL.II - xvii, 624 pgs.].FIRST EDITION.2 VOLUMES IN 1.LARGE FOLD OUT MAP(repaired and loose) IN VOL. I, A FOLD OUT FRONTIS TINTED LITHOGRAPH IN EACH VOLUME PLUS 13 OTHER TINTED LITHOGRAPH FULL PAGE PLATES(does not include the Tuscon View which was not called for in this edition).MANY MORE FULL PAGE AND SMALLER ENGRAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE TEXT.Bartlett was commissioned by Pres. Taylor in 1850 to establish the boundary between the United States and Mexico. This account which contains much valuable historic and scientific material remains one of the most accurate records of the American Southwest.Ex-Library with some markings.Rebound in library cloth binding.Large fold out map professionally repaired and mounted on linen backing. Some paper losses along the folds of the map .Blind stamp on bottom of title page.Small chip on "Contents" page with no loss of text.A VALUABLE AND READABLE REFERENCE. HOWES B197. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Romances of Crime; or, The Disclosures of a Detective.

      - Glasgow & London, Cameron and Ferguson [c1860?] Octavo; xvi,304pp. Bound after Alfred Crowquill's 'A Bundle of Crowquills' (London, Routledge 1854) in contemporary half morocco; illustrations in the Crowquill. The Crowquill is browned but the McLevy is quite good; both are bound without half titles. Rare. The Edinburgh detective McLevy has been rediscovered in recent years - with reprints and new fictional cases - but the original editions remain obscure. Of the five titles of his adventures that appeared through the sixties, that I can trace, I suspect that at least one is a new edition of this book; and I'm pretty sure that this is the first of his books - judging by the editor's preface. Whether McLevy or a ghostwriter actually penned these, each adventure is short, pithy and carries a catchy title: The Conjuror; The Handcuffs; The Belfast Key; The Dead Child's Leg; The Blood-Stained Moleskin; . In each the unfailing McLevy usually solves the case in less than a dozen pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Francis's New Guide to the Cities of New-York and Brooklyn, and the Vicinity: Giving a full description of the Metropolis and its Environs, with a particular account of Public Buildings, Institutions of Benevolence, Learning, Science, Art, Literature, Business and Recreation, Churches, Motels, Banks, Theatres, &c., tables of distance, and the various methods of conveyance in and from the cities and the neighborhood. With maps, and numerous engravings

      New York: C.S. Francis & Co.. 1854. 12mo. 148pp., plates, folding map. Green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Small bookseller's label, a little soiling to the front board, the folding map has a horizontal tear, but is otherwise complete, else a nice, near fine copy. Bookplate of Henry H. Haight, a Yale graduate from Rochester, New York who served as Governor of California from 1867-1871, and who was likely the namesake of Haight Street in San Francisco (his uncle, a prominent banker, also has been noted occasionally as the source of the street name). A particularly nice publisher's cloth binding. OCLC locates eleven copies under three different entries. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les nuits d'orient : Contes nocturnes / par Mery

      Paris : Michel Levy 1854 - Description: xii, 341p. 18cm. Subjects: Orient -- Asia -- the East -- History -- Essays. Preface dated March, 1853. Language: French. Very 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. 1 Kg. 341 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        NO. 3. VIEW OF HONOLULU. FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

      [San Francisco]: Britton & Rey, 1854.. Large lithograph, 23 1/4 x 30 inches. Expertly backed with modern wove paper. A few repaired edge tears. Very minor dust-soiling to the margins. Central image untouched. Overall, a striking example of a rare view of Honolulu. A superb early view of Honolulu, by the leading San Francisco lithographers of the time. The view looks towards Kaka'ako, with sixteen smaller vignettes of residential homes and businesses bordering the central image, including: (clockwise from top left) Dentist, MacFarlane Hotel, National Hotel & Billiard Saloon, French Hotel, F. Spencer, Lafrenz & Fisher Cabinet Makers, Tailoring by Chas. Nicholson, Stuart & Rahe Cabinetmakers and Turners, Dr. Lathrop Drug Store, Hudsons Bay Company, Globe Hotel, Chas. Vincent, Reynolds, French Store, Ruggles and H Hackfeld & Co. "A Honolulu newspaper, noting the availability of Paul Emmert's series of six views of the city, asserted that the artist had been 'engaged in actual labor' for a period of 'three months, with two assistants.' Although this multi-sheet lithograph was a panorama and thus involved the delineation of only those buildings that could be seen from a ground-level viewpoint, it did include numerous vignettes of important structures" (Reps, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS OF URBAN AMERICA, page 46). Paul Emmert (1826-1867) was a Swiss-born artist who immigrated to New York at age nineteen, then almost immediately headed west to California during the gold rush. In 1853, he moved to Hawaii to open a print shop, where he would eventually make prints of his own local drawings. This print, however, was made by the leading San Francisco lithographers, Britton and Rey. The present work was part of a six-sheet panorama of Honolulu; the complete set is all but impossible to find or assemble (OCLC indicates only one institutional holding of a complete set, the Mellon at Yale). Any number in this series is incredibly rare and desirable. REPS VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS 752.

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        HISTORIA CONTEMPORANEA O SEA, DE LA GUERRA DE ORIENTE

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1854-1855. Desde La Entrada del principe de Menschikoff en Constantinopla Hasta El desenlace de la Cuestion Turco-Rusa. 2 vol: 688 + 618 pag. 27x18 cm. Contiene grabados y laminas a color. Ref 8.2 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Flitch of Bacon

      London - Geo. Routledge and Co 1854 - A first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth, inscribed by the author on title page to one James Beazley in 1863. With many illustrations by John Gilbert. The awarding of a flitch of bacon to married couples who can swear to not having regretted their marriage for a year and a day is an old tradition, the remnants of which still survive in some pockets in England. Condition: Expertly rebacked to original blue cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with foxing, mainly to frontispiece. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        THE STAR-CHAMBER

      1854. An Historical Romance. In Two Volumes. London: G. Routledge and Sons, 1854. 12 pp Vol II undated ads (plus undated ads printed on all of the endpapers). Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth. First Edition -- of a~historical adventure... set in the dangerous court of James I, where corruption and villainy threaten a pure-hearted but impoverished country nobleman. In the novel... young Jocelyn Mounchesney becomes involved with the beautiful daughter of a Puritan soldier, foreign machinations at the Court, a corrupt nobleman and his mistress, and the politics of James I and his courtiers, and ends up pursued by the judges of the notorious Court of the Star-Chamber. [MholdWds]~This set is in very good condition, still in its original 1854 cloth binding (and still with the ad-printed endpapers): other than a worn area about an inch in length on the Vol I spine, there is not much external wear; as usual with this purple-brown cloth, the spines are toned to a honey brown. This title is curiously NOT in Sadleir (XIX); Wolff 75 (Wolff states that this was a publishing experiment for Routledge -- offering the work in two volumes at seven shillings, or two-volumes-in-one at six shillings eightpence).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        PNEUMATOLOGIE. DES ESPRITS ET DE LEURS MANIFESTATIONS DIVERSES : MANIFESTATIONS FLUIDIQUES ( tome 1 ) Manifestations historiques dans l'antiquité profane et sacrée rapporchée des faits de l'ère actuelle ( Tomes 2 à 5 ) Des esprits de l'esprit-saint et du mi

      Vrayet De Surcy - Wattelier - Delaroque 1854 - 7 volumes in-8 de XVI-475 LXVI-437 XI-502 VIII-468 XV-534 XLVII-486-178 XX-224 pages reliés en demi-basane ou demi-chagrin, dos lisses jansénistes ( Reliures disparates, ensemble recomposé ). La collation de ces ouvrages de Mirville n'est pas aisée, Caillet ( 7 599-7 600 ) n'est pas sûr d'en indiquer l'intégralité. Ensemble rare de cet ouvrage considérable qui traite de tous les fondements des religions, du paganisme aux religions monothéistes, du magnétisme, spiritisme, des Esprits sous toutes ses manifestations, etc.Menus defauts aux reliures, quelques rousseurs surtout au début et à la fin du tome 4. "Peu commun": S. DE GUAITA et sa bibliothèque occulte ( 1630 page 201 ). hermetisme Occultisme [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        Musée d'Histoire Naturelle comprenant La Cosmographie - La Geologie - La Zoologie - La Botanique

      Gustave Havard, Paris 1854 - In 4°(20 x 29,5); pagine IV,272. Completa delle sue 50 tavole con coloritura coeva protette da veline. Bella legatura in percalina rossa con 4 nervi al dorso case con fregi dorati, titolo dorato e tagli tutti dorati a specchio. Opera nello stato di Perfetto

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Urkundliche Chronik und geschichtlich-statistisches Sachen- und Personen-Adreß-Buch von München und aller umliegenden Orte. Von der ältesten bis zur neuesten Zeit. I. und II. Band.

      München im Verlag des Verfassers 1852, Wolf'schen Relicten, Druck von J. Deschler (1854). - FL3632 8°. Sehr schöner Originalhalblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenverzierungen, die Ecken durchstoßen. / neuerer schmuckloser Halbleinenband. VI, S.7-768; Im vorderen Vorsatz mit Vorbesitzerstempel und angeschmutzt. Durchgehend mit einigen An- und Unterstreichungen, auch in Buntstift. Etwas braunfleckig. // VIII, Seiten 7-705 und 70 Seiten chronologisches und alphabetisches Register. Seiten 33-39 mit starker Braunfärbung, sonst nahezu tadellos sauber. S. 255/256 verbunden. Die 70 Seiten Register auf abweichenden Papier, teils gebräunt. Interessantes Quellenwerk aufgrund detaillierter Adressangaben (z.B. Sendlingergasse mit dem einzigen Brauhaus im 15. Jahrhundert S. 667,38). Erfasst den Zeitraum bis 1468. Band 2 mit vorgebundener Biographie Wolf's von Ernst von Destouches, Verzeichniß seiner Schriften und einem Frontispiz des Autors. 1200

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Versi.

      Vendrame., Udine. 1854 - In 8°, m. pelle, pp. 182. L'opera è il primo volume di versi stampato dal Nievo e comprende 24 versi tra cui ricordiamo: Bruto Minimo all'Università; Pane e Vino.; Ai lettori dell'Alchimista, preludio panegirico pel 1854; Danza e miseria, apertura del carnovale 1854; .Edizione di soli 100 esemplari.Lettere in o. al d. Ampi marg. Fioriture. T.A. rarissimi tarletti marg.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Lettre à Lord Palmerston, Secrétaire d'Etat de l'intérieur, en Angleterre

      s.n. (Imprimerie Universelle), Genève et New-York (Jersey) 1854 - In-32 (111 x 72 mm) de 16 pp., non coupé, imprimé sur papier bleu. Edition originale. Bon état. (malgré quelques petits trous sur les pliures, quelques rousseurs, mouillure dans la marge inférieure). // One volume 32o (111 x 72 mm), 16 p., uncut, printed on blue paper. First edition. Good condition. (despite some little holes in foldings, some spots, water-stain on bottom margin).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        LA SANTA BIBLIA TRADUCIDA AL ESPAÑOL DE LA VULGATA LATINA Y ANOTADA CONFORME AL SENTIDO DE LOS SANTOS PADRES Y EXPOSITORES CATOLICOS (7 Vols.)

      - **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4-6 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7-9 EUR.)** Ed. Lib. Religiosa - Imp. PLABLO RIERA; Barcelona. 1854-1857. Castellano. Piel con relieve en lomo y portadas e incrustaciones doradas en lomo. 7 vols. 29x19 cms. 720+705+824+668+559+399+983 pags. 2ª Edición. Compuesta de 4 tomos que comprenden el Antiguo Testamento, mas 2 tomos del Nuevo Testamento, mas 1 tomo con: Vindicias de la Santa Biblia por Mr. El abate du Clot (Traducida por José Palau), con los discursos sobre las relaciones que existen entre la ciencias y la religión revelada por el Excmo. Cardenal Wisseman. Enriquecidos con un promedio de 2 mapas desplegables coloreados a mano, en casi todos los tomos y láminas grabadas al acero fuera de texto. Cortes y guardas decorados. Manchas de óxido que no afectan a la lectura. Lomos un poco deslucidos pero en buen estado. Portadas del tomo I de Ant. Testamento y tomo II del Nuevo testamento tienen rasgaduras, en algunas zonas, Interiores buen estado. Buena conservación general. RELIGION.

      [Bookseller: Crapze Libros]
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        Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852

      A.O.P. Nicholson, Public Printer, Washington 1854 - First edition, third issue: (Ho. of Reps.) Octavo. xv, 286pp., 64 plates (including one folded color plate). In the original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine title. Early signature in ink on the top margin of the title page. Light chipping at the joints and spine ends, corners are bumped, lacking the front free endpaper, else very good with light scattered foxing. With 64 fine lithographic plates by H. Lawrence as follows: Landscapes (plates 1-12); Geological Sections (folded plate 1, plates 4-11); Palaeontology (plates 1-6); Zoology (plates 1-18); Botany (plates 1-17,19-20). Botanical plate 18 and Geological plate 2 were not issued. It is likely that Geological plate 3 was not bound into this copy, as there is no indication of it having been removed. A nice copy, with the plates in very good condition. *Howes* M276. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Geschichte des Tabaks und anderer ähnlicher Genußmittel. Mit Abbildungen, Frankfurt am Main 1854.

      Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1854. - Legendäre Kulturgeschichte des Tabaks und des Rauchens. Enthalten sind 17 teils ausfaltbare lithographierte Tafeln mit kulturgeschichtlichen Motiven. Inhalt: Die Spanier werden auf den Westindischen Inseln mit dem Tabak bekannt – Tabak in Mexico und Central-Amerika – Tabak in Südamerika – Ttabak in Nordamerika – Die Tabakpflanze gelangt nach Europa und wird als Arzneimittel gebraucht – Einführung des Tabakrauchens in Europa – Einführung und Verbreitung des Tabaks in Afrika – Einführung und Verbreitung des Tabaks in Asien – Tabak in Australien – Worin ist der Reiz und das Anziehende des Tabaks begründet – Die Tabakpflanze – Chemische Untersuchung des Tabaks – Versuche an Thieren über die Wirkungen des Tabaks – Wirkungen des Tabaks auf den Menschen – Ist das Tabakrauchen der Gesundheit nachtheilig – Wirkungen des Tabakschnupfens – Einfluß des Tabaks auf die socialen Verhältniße, die Sitten, den Handel, den Landbau und die Gewerbe in Deutschland – Rauchen von Hanf – Opium-Rauchen – Das Schnupfen verschiedener narkotischen Kräuter bei vielen Völkerschaften Südamerikas üblich – Betelkauen – Kaad-Chaat oder Khat-Kauen – Kauen von Guru-Gola oder Kola-Nüssen – Coca-Kauen. de 1200 Rücken und Deckel etwas berieben. Die Bildung – wie zumeist bei Fadenbindungen – etwas gedehnt, aber intakt. Seiten (vor allem Seitenränder) zum überwiegenden Teil etwas fleckig (aber akzeptabel). Die sehr originellen Tafeln im Anhang vollständig enthalten (Tafelhintergründe partiell etwas gebräunt). Namenseintrag von alter Hand auf Titelblatt ausgestrichen, Exlibris auf Titelblattrückseite. In toto gutes, ansehnliches Exemplar des sehr gesuchten Bandes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Einzeldarstellungen: Kulturgeschichte) XXII, 440 S., Tafeln I – XVII. Bräunlich marmorierter Original-Pbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Rückenschild.

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        History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Co 1854 - A scarce first UK edition of this notable work on the origin of the constitution of the United States. Complete in two volumes. George Ticknor Curtis (November 28, 1812 March 28, 1894) was an American author, writer, historian and lawyer. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of both volumes. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, slight splitting to one rear joint and straining to three hinges. Slight marks to rear boards. Internally, binding of volume I loosening slightly in places, otherwise generally firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Octagonal Room".

      Dickinson Bros. London. [ 1854]. - Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint spots to lower left margin (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. Attractive view of the "Octagonal Room" showcasing art from the German States inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from May 1 to October 15 1851. This lithograph, printed in rich colors, was published as one of the folio plates for "Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts." The accompanying text states: "There was perhaps no portion of the Foreign Department of the Great Exhibition which received a greater number of separate visits of inspection from each individual composing the many thousands of persons who daily crowded the crystal avenues, than that octangular space in which were so tastefully displayed the best productions of art which the German States composing the Zollverein could assemble together."

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        Reiseerlebnisse in Centralamerika, Chiapas und Yucatan. Nach der zwölften Auflage übersetzt von Eduard Hoepfner.

      Dyk,, Leipzig, 1854 - Leipzig, Dyk, 1854. 8°. 554 S. Mit 57 Holzschnitttafeln (davon 7 gef. und 3 doppelblattgross) und 1 gef. Karte. Orig.-Leinenband. Die Originalausgabe erschien erstmals im Jahre 1841 in New York unter dem Titel "Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. Beschreibt die Reise der Jahre 1839-1840. - Mit handschr. Namenszug auf dem Titelblatt. Die Tafeln fast durchgehend wasserrandig. Papier gebräunt und vereinzelt stockfleckig. Einband berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        A Birds-Eye View of the Town, Harbours Forts of Odessa.

      Lloyd Brothers & Co, London 1854 - Image Size : 285x525 (mm), 11.25x20.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 390x558 (mm), 15.375x22 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Good, tear extendeding from the top 4 inches

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        Cabinet Photograph of Major John Stewart in Full Military Regalia

      Montreal: Notman & Sandham, Photographers [no date]. (Cabinet photo) Very good. Mounted on gilt trimmed studio card: 8 3 / 16" X 4" Images is 8" X 3 3 / 4". Original 19th century photograph of Major John Stewart 1854 - 1893. Member of Canadian Parliament. Stewart founded Stewart Ranch Company, Pincher Creek Alberta, in 1881. Bought land on east side of Elbow River, Calgary, and had original town site of Calgary laid out. Founder of Rocky Mountain Rangers, 1885; formed during the Riel Rebellion to patrol from Fort MacLeod, Alberta, along the international boundary. Members included: Lord Boyle [Viscount Richard Henry Boyle] and Kootenai Brown, Chief Scout..

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        Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie.

      Bourdin Ernest 1854 - Grand in-8 relié demi basane rouge à coins, plat de toile verte, frontispice, XIV pp., 510 pp., 26 planches hors-texte gravées d'après Raffet dont 10 planches de costumes coloriées, 2 grandes cartes dépliantes entoilées coloriées à la main et 1 planche de musique. La deuxième et meilleure édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur avec des planches en couleurs qui ne se trouvaient pas dans la première édition (Vicaire III, 168) ; des rousseurs, cartes en très bonne états car entoilées, bon exemplaire. Raffet [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autographs For Freedom

      Auburn / Rochester: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.. 1854. Second edition, expanded. Brown figured cloth gilt (no priority). Small contemporary name stamp of George H. Dickerson. Slight spotting on the boards, and light wear at the extremities, else a near fine copy. A collection of anti-slavery essays and contributions written in response to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society's solicitation for this compilation. Each contribution features the author's signature in facsimile. Among the contributors are Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dr. James McCune Smith, Horace Greeley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Steward, Horace Mann, Lewis Tappan, Gerit Smith, William Jay, Theodore Parker, James Mercer Langston, Thomas W. Higginson, Henry Ward Beecher, and William Wells Brown. The second edition replaces Frederick Douglass's formerly unpublished novella The Heroic Slave, his only attempt at fiction, and which appeared in the first edition, with a relatively brief (five pages) excerpt from a speech. BAL 5224, 19373. .

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        The County Election.

      Philadelphia: G. C. Bingham, 1854. - Single sheet, mounted and framed, (24 x 31 inches). Fine engraved print with original hand color in full. First edition. Engraved by Sartain after the 1852 painting by Bingham. One of the leading American genre painters of the mid-nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created some of the most memorable views of American small town life. Bingham was fascinated by the democratic process and by the ways in which it permeated everyday existence in communities far removed from the big cities. "The County Election" was part of a six-painting Election Series; the other paintings were "Stump Orator" (1847), "Country Politician" (1849), "Canvassing for a Vote" (1852), "Stump Speaking" (1853), and "The Verdict of the People" (1854-55). "Forgetting perhaps that Bingham had a strong political bias of a militant Whig campaigner for state office, it would seem that recent students of his epic paintings on the American voting process have overlooked the subtle but incisive element of social criticism lodged in his famous work, 'The County Election.' Bingham, it seems, had serious misgivings about the introduction of universal manhood suffrage, with its equalitarian impact on American life, and he particularly resented it when in 1846 he felt he had been unfairly deprived of office by the gerrymandering activity of a Missouri political rival. On its surface, 'The County Election' appears to celebrate the new political ferment that Americans from Bangor, Maine, to the Western frontier were experiencing at mid-century. However, read more carefully as a document of social history, this canvas suggests that Bingham, like his contemporary, James Fenimore Cooper, saw the stability and integrity of the American milieu staggering under the impact of a too rapidly expanding body politic and the rigors of a laissez-faire economic system" (Westervelt, p. 46). "Intemperance was also associated with corrupt politics. George Caleb Bingham's 'County Election' of 1852 depicts the customary practice of candidates' serving free liquor to woo voters before an election In Bingham's painting, voters are enjoying their whiskey, with the result that some are too drunk even to stand, all before a banner hanging overhead that intones, 'The Will of the People, the Supreme Law.' Such scenes, describing a purchased and likely inebriated electorate, delivered a slap to the actual practice of direct democracy" (Barter, ed., p. 111). Robert F. Westervelt, "The Whig Painter of Missouri," The American Art Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1970. Judith A. Barter, ed., "Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine." For more information about this print, or a warm welcome to see it and other books and prints in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annali della Repubblica di Genova. illustrati con note del Prof. B. Spotorno.

      Presso Canepa., Genova. 1854 - Volumi 2, In-8°, legature in mezza pelle con tit. e filetti in oro ai dorsi, pp. XXIII-559-767. Manca il ritratto dell'autore al primo volume. Lieve uniforme brunitura della carta, marginali e piccole abrasioni ai dorsi e altre marginali tracce d'uso.

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        Jérusalem, la côte de Syrie et Constantinople en 1853 par M. Louis Bunel.

      Paris, Sagnier et Bray, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1854 - In-8° ; VIII-468 pp.-8 litho. h.-t. [par Rivière d’après les dessins de l’auteur] dont 5 en couleur et 15 gravures sur bois in texte, demi-basane marron, dos long, filets or, filets à froid, titre or, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Atabey, 165. Röhricht, p. 453. Tobler, p. 186. Manque à Blackmer et Weber. Édition originale illustrée de 8 lithographies hors texte dont 5 en couleur et de 15 gravures sur bois in texte. Départ de Marseille, le 23 août 1853, à bord du paquebot-post de Méditerranée l’ « Alexandre », en partance pour l’Égypte. Arrivée à Malte, premier port touché et visite de la cité La Valette, puis ce sera Alexandrie, Jaffa, Jérusalem (sept importants chapitres), Bethléem, la mer Morte et le Jourdain, Jaffa, Beyrouth, Rhodes, Constantinople (sept importants chapitres). Retour par les Cyclades, la Grèce continentale, Malte et Marseille. ÉDITION ORIGIONALE. FIRST EDITION. GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS

      1854 - LLOYD, L. SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS. REPRESENTING SPORTING INCIDENTS, AND SUBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY, AND DEVICES FOR ENTRAPPING WILD ANIMALS. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORTHERN FAUNA. 2 VOLUMES. London: Richard Bentley, 1854. xxi + [1] + 512 pp./xi + [1] + 527 pp. 8vo., green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Good overall; Volume II is chipped about 1/2 inch at crown, slightly affecting title, and the boards and backstrip are detached from the bookblock; Volume I has slight chipping in the same area. Spines sunned. Gilt cover vignettes (elk, lynx, bear and wolf) are bright. Seven color lithographs in Volume I and six in Volume II are all fine, and there are many b/w wood engravings in the text. Offered as is.

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        The Practical Fly Fisher; More Particularly for Grayling or Umber

      London: Charles Farlow. Leeds: J. Swallow, 1854 - The plates depict 62 flies, showing real and artificial ones side by side for comparison First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 10 engraved plates. iv, 58, [2, list of subscribers] pp. Original blue cloth, upper board titled in gilt. About fine. Bookplate and owner signature of Frederick Turner, 1855. Westwood and Satchell, p. 122 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Oliver Goldsmith [4 Volume Set]; [with] The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith By John Forster [2 volumes] [6 Volumes Bound as a set]

      London: John Murray. 1854. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall). F First Edition Thus. H 3/4 Morocco. Near Fine. 6 volumes, uniformly bound in a sumptuous 3/4 dark green morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf of London for Bartlett of Boston, spines with raised bands ruled and decorated in gilt, covers bordered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers (spines uniformly faded to a lustrous brown; bookplates in each volume; occasional traces of wear; ink stain to the foredge of 1 volume). A STUNNING SET. Includes various poetical works, dramatic farces, etc. in addition to the familiar novels; plus editor Cunningham's preface.

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        City of Montreal from the Mountain

      John Armour, London and Montreal 1854 - Image Size : 450x620 (mm), 17.75x24.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 733x562 (mm), 28.875x22.125 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph A Superb impression of this rare view of Montreal. The print has wide margins, and is in very good condition. There are slight discolorations on the upper (white) margin; and there is a brown spot on the right hand (white) margin.

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        1854-55 The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada (from 1854 to Nov. 1857) COMMITTEE BOOK LOGBOOK

      Province of Canada Government 1854-55 - PRE-CONFEDERATION PROVINCE OF CANADA (QUEBEC) LAWS LOG BOOK Small 4to. Legislature Council 1st Session 5th Parliament. Rebound with new spine. Many log entry summaries from the 5th Parliament (1854-55) laws passed. Railway Bills, Banks, Church Relief, Mining, Telegraph, Masonic, College, and more! 190 pages are listed and indexed however some pages are missing (taken out LONG AGO). Full Index. Very nice Canadian historical item., The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada was in session from 1854 to November 1857. Elections were held in the Province of Canada in July 1854. Sessions were held in Quebec City until 1856 and then in Toronto. In 1854-55, measures were introduced to abolish seigneurial tenure in Canada East and the clergy reserves in Canada West. The Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty was negotiated in 1854. In 1855, a bill was passed to make the Legislative Council an elected body, effective the following year. The Audit Act of 1855 established an auditor of public accounts and the Audit Board, a new government department, which reviewed the public accounts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn playing cards in a historical design Ouvrage Illustre de 40 Bois

      L. Hachette et Cie., Paris 1854 - A magnificent onlay binding and twelve hand-drawn cards in a Renaissance style! 8vo. (6.75" x 4.5", or 17 by 11 cm.) 390 pp. This is an early attempt to bring rigor to the subject of the history of cards. The modern morocco binding features a diamond pattern with a centerpiece diaper made up of blindstamped fleur-de-lys, the whole surrounded by a black border. The binding is in pristine condition. Occasional light soiling of the leaves, never bothersome. The separate cards may well be original designs rendered in the style of, for no exact source is known, and there is no specific model within this book or several other sources checked. Marbled edges to the book. A few of the cards have light foxing. The clamshell box has a short tear at the front joint but is otherwise in fine condition. Onlay Binding, Full Morocco, with Custom Clamshell Box [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Five Other Scores : What Will They Say In England; Bell-Ringer Ballad; Rose Softly Blooming; Village Blacksmith; Music of The Period Knitting Song

      London. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. THESE SCORES ARE FROM FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000. 1. What Will They Say In England Sung By Mr George Tedder Written By The Rev'd J S B Monsell In Honor Of The Victory On The Alma Composed By J W Hobbs Undated but Copac show it as [1854] Pub Chappell, 5p. 2. Sung By Mr Santley The Bell-Ringer Ballad Written By John Oxenford Composed By W Vincent Wallace Undated but Copac show it as [ca. 1880?] Published by Chappell, 7p. 3. Rose Softly Blooming Romance Sung By Miss Inverarity at The Theatre Royal Covent Garden The Words By William Ball In Spohr's Opera Azor & Zemira Adapted forf The English Stage By Sir George Smart Undated but Copac show it as [184?] Published by d'Almaine & Co 5p. 4. Village Blacksmith The Words Written By Longfellow The Music Composed And Dedicated To Edward Coleman Dray Esq By W H Weiss Pub By Cramer Beale & Chappell Undated but Copac show it as [ca. 1855?] Published By Cramer Beale & Chappell 7p. 5. Music of The Period Knitting Song The Words By Maria X Hayes The Music By J L Molloy Undated but Copac show it as [c1890] Published By Boosey & Co 7p. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647016..

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        Ko Nga Mahinga A Nga Tupuna Maori He Mea Kohikoi Mai

      George Willis, London 1854 - Uncommon. viii, 202 pages. Page dimensions: 210 x 135mm. Text in Maori. Position of two preliminary leaves transposed, as in all copies. This is S. Percy Smith's copy, signed by Smith and with several ink annotations by Smith, some of which are dated and inititalled, e.g. "SPS 24.11.93". Stevenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) was a founder of the Polynesian Society in 1892. Later half-leather binding. Spine lettering rubbed and faded. Later owner's ex-libris wood-cut bookplate on front endpaper "J. Holdsworth. Paringahau Gisbone". Some abrasions to half-title page. [Bibliographical Reference: BIM 453 - "A collection of traditional Maori legends."; Bagnall 2344; Hocken 177 - "describing the mythology of creation, gods and demigods, ancestral migration, and great deeds of ancestors."; Williams 260] ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Public Printer. 1854. First. First edition, third issue: (Ho. of Reps.) Octavo. xv, 286pp., 64 plates (including one folded color plate). In the original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine title. Early signature in ink on the top margin of the title page. Light chipping at the joints and spine ends, corners are bumped, lacking the front free endpaper, else very good with light scattered foxing. With 64 fine lithographic plates by H. Lawrence as follows: Landscapes (plates 1-12); Geological Sections (folded plate 1, plates 4-11); Palaeontology (plates 1-6); Zoology (plates 1-18); Botany (plates 1-17,19-20). Botanical plate 18 and Geological plate 2 were not issued. It is likely that Geological plate 3 was not bound into this copy, as there is no indication of it having been removed. A nice copy, with the plates in very good condition. Howes M276. .

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        Earliest Mormon Newspaper in Utah

      Great Salt Lake City, Utah 1854 - Newspaper. Deseret News, No. 23. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. August 17, 1854. Reports proceedings of the Mormon Church, Indian attacks, missionary activities in London, international events such as the Crimean War, and the first laying of stone for the Washington Monument. Front page includes excerpts from History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, later published in full by the Deseret News itself, and a "Discourse" by church leader Heber Kimball. Historical BackgroundThe first prophet and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons), Joseph Smith, Jr., was murdered in Carthage, Illinois in 1844. A central theme in the early history of the Mormons was the unwillingness of American society to tolerate their presence. Brigham Young acceded to Smith's leadership role as President of the Council of Twelve Apostles, and determined to form a new state in the Mountain West. Young brought the first band of pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in July, 1847, when Mexico still theoretically ruled the territory. Over the next two decades, more than 70,000 followed.In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo secured American control of the Mountain West. Utah Territory was established as part of the Compromise of 1850. With cooperative labor and cutting-edge irrigation techniques, the Mormons established settlements at the Great Salt Lake and throughout the Mountain West, from Idaho to California to Mexico. Fillmore was the territorial capital between 1850 and 1856. Young called their vast territory "Deseret," a word Joseph Smith had taught meant honeybee. The work of bees provided a metaphor for the cooperative labor necessary for the Mormons' pioneer society to survive.By the order of the Council of Twelve Apostles, William Phelps had purchased a printing press for Deseret, and Howard Egan brought the equipment and supplies in a yoke of wagons in 1849. With this press, Deseret printed its first currency, made possible by the participation of many Mormons in the first year of the gold rush in California. Young and the Mormon political leaders also used the press to print a territorial constitution and publish the earliest laws.Just a year later, in 1850, territorial Secretary of State Willard Richards wrote the prospectus for what he called the Deseret News, the first newspaper of the territory, and published the first issue on June 15. "If Brigham Young was the Washington of Deseret's pioneers," Wendell Ashton writes, "William Richards was the Franklin." Richards' masthead proclaimed "Truth and Liberty" as the values of his paper. His shop was located in the mint building in Great Salt Lake City, even though the capital was at Fillmore until 1856.When Richards died in 1854, Young instructed Albert Carrington to assume the position of editor. In the mid-1850s, conflict between Deseret/Utah and the U.S. government intensified, based in part on mainstream opposition to the Mormon practice of plural marriage (polygamy).In 1857, the U.S. government sent military personnel under future Confederate general Albert S. Johnston-the "Utah Expedition"-to take down Brigham Young, end Mormon rule, and install Alfred Cumming as the new territorial governor. That year, Mormon militia and Paiute Indians killed 120 immigrants from Arkansas in what has become known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Johnston and Young reached an accord whereby Cumming became territorial governor but Young retained de facto power over the territory.ReferencesAshton, Wendell J. Voice in the West: Biography of a Pioneer Newspaper (New York, 1950).

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        Barcelona antigua y moderna, descripción é historia de esta ciudad desde su fundación hasta nuestros días. Contiene la topografía de Barcelona: su clima: calles y plazas: monumentos antiguos y modernos: palacios y edificios reales, nacionales, religiosos, civiles. marina, comercio, industria, descubrimientos, inventos: historia política desde la época de los Cartagineses hasta el año 1843: servicios, méritos, privilegios, etc. etc.

      - B., Tomás Gorchs, 1854, 2 tomos, 28’5 x 21 cm., plena piel de época, 3 h. – VI págs. – 2 h. – retrato del autor – 683 págs. – 2 láminas y 3 planos = 2 h. – 1.136 págs. – escudo y 13 láminas. (Ejemplar con algunas motas de óxido. "Es sin disputa la mejor obra que poseemos sobre la historia y antigüedades de Barcelona. A pesar de los años transcurridos desde su publicación, todavía no ha sido superada" Palau). CATALUÑA

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        Mikrogeologie. Das Erden und Felsen schaffende Wirken des unsichtbar kleinen selbständigen Lebens auf der Erde.

      . Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1854. Folio (44.9 x 32.8 cm), front wrapper pasted on first blank, half-title, title page, dedication leaf, pp. [viii]-xxviii, [1]-374, half-title (to the plates), pp. [1]-31 (index), 41 fine, partly tinted and hand-coloured engraved plates (tissue-guarded) with (multiple) explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title on spine. Marbled endpapers.* A massive work. Weighing over 6.3 kg (1 stone) and sold for the majestic sum of 72 Thaler, it deals with the smallest of all plants and animals, which are the building stones (or, rather, grains) of many mountain ranges. The fine plates, made with the aid of a microscope, mainly show diatoms, radiolarians, and foraminifers in an endless variety, but also a few small mollusks, serpulorbids and, for instance, living tardigrades. Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876) combined a near unsurpassed knowledge of zoology, comparative anatomy, geology, palaeontology and microscopy. Although perhaps better known for his work with Wilhelm Hemprich on the fauna of the Middle East and northeastern Africa, this actually is his most important work. Here, he showed that many rock types actually consist of nothing but the skeletons of unicellular microorganisms. This made him the father of - as the title of this work reads - micro-geology. "Mikrogeologie", however, also contains a wealth of information on micro-organisms in soil, fresh water and seawater from all over the globe. The additional first title page, pasted on the 2nd blank, is probably a cut out of the original (yellow) wrapper. Scattered light foxing to the text, plates clean. Board edges rubbed, otherwise a fine copy of this very rare work. Nissen ZBI, 1245; Ward & Carozzi 724-725 (text and atlas apart)..

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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery, containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain, selected from the works of John Lindley . R. Sweet .[etc.] . to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. By a Practical Floriculturist .

      G. Willis, London 1854 - Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers A scarce British botanical work with lovely hand-coloured plates after Sweet, Lindley and others. This scarce set was based on earlier works by Sweet and Lindley with revised text. Published monthly, with each part containing 4 plates, beginning in July 1851, Willis advertised the completed work in 1857 for £4.4s. "It has been the object, both of the Publisher and Editor, to place before the Public a Floral work which . should possess the merit of being alike distinguished for its Pictorial Beauty, and its permanent Horticultural value -- one which should be an ornament to the Boudoir, as well as Guide to the Cultivator" (Preface). Nissen BBI 1927; Brunet 5180. (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches). 288 hand-coloured engraved plates (6 folding). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DES TRAVAUX DE LA SOCIETE DE SPHRAGISTIQUE DE PARIS, TOME II & III, 1852-1854

      Société de Sphragistique de Paris - Chez M. Arthur Forgeais, Paris 1854 - RO40188631: 2 tomes (recueils) de 10 + 11 fascicules d'env. 40-50 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Rubans adhésifs verts sur les dos des couvertures volantes. Annotations et tampons de bibliothèque en couvertures et pages de garde. Pages non coupées. Ouvrage rare sur la Sigillographie. Recueil de Documents et de Mémoires relatifs à l'étude spéciale des Sceaux du Moyen Age et des autres époques, Publiés par la Société de Sphragistique et accompagnés de planches gravées d'après les monuments originaux. Comité admin.: MM. Lucien Coutant, Chabouillé, A.L. Quandalle, J. Delvincourt, Arthur Forgeais, Levieux-Lavallière. 2e année, Bulletins n° 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 3e année, Bulletins n° 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12. Sommaire du n° 2, juillet 1852: Sceau de l'Hôtel des Nobles à Douay, M.A. Preux. Sceau du Recteur du Collège de Limoges, Maurice Ardant. Sceau de raymond Jordan ou Jourdan, doyen du chapitre de Pujols en Agénois, M. Chaudruc de Crazannes. Notes sigillographiques, M. Guénebault. Bulletion de la Société. Sommaire du n° 12, juin 1854: Notice sigillographique sur une charte de Barthélemy, Evêque de Laon, M. Levieux-Lavallière. Notes sigillographiques, M. Guénebault. Bulletin de la Société, Etat général de ses membres au 10 juin 1854. Table alphabétique des matières du IIIe volume, par M. L.J. Guénebault. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 730-Arts plastiques. Sculpture [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Souvenirs d'Italie. Expédition de Rome.

      Gilhaut, Paris 1854 - In folio, relié toile, rousseurs, mouillures marginales sinon bien complet des 36 lithographies, sur chine appliqué d'Auguste Raffet [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aulacoramphus Cataneorhynchus [The Chestnut Groove-bill Toucanet]

      [London: by the Author, 1854. A fine image from the expanded second edition of John Gould's "A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans." "The range of this subspecies extends from the Panama Canal southwards to north Colombia and Venezuela. It differs from R. s. sulfuratus in only one or two details: the bill is about a third shorter, squat and in some birds the red on the tip is less conspicuous; the red band below the yellow breast is broader...They roost with their bills hidden under their feathers and their tails flat over their backs. They utter strange shrill cries like a piglet screaming, but only when they feel threatened." (A. Rutgers, Birds of South America , 1972, p.149) The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America, and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias." (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42) In 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux." (Paris, 1555, p. 184) Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos"), which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image. The first edition of Gould's work, published in 1833-1835, represented the first concerted attempt to produce a monograph on the family. The present image is from the second expanded edition, which Gould considered to be a completely separate work: the plates were all re-drawn and the text re-written. Cf. Anker 170; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 101; cf. Nissen IVB 378; cf. Sauer 3; cf. Wood, p. 364; cf. Zimmer, p. 252. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and H. C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling.

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