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

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1854 [caption title]

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

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        Home Life in Russia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Historical Collections of Georgia

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

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Souvenirs d'un Naturaliste.

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

      [Bookseller: librairie Daniel Sciardet]
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        History of the Insurrection in China;

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

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

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

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

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

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        Marines et Voyages

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Histoire de la première mission Catholique au vicariate de Mélanésie

      Carcassone: P. Labau, 1854. Octavo, with 21 wood-engraved plates and two maps, neat library stamps to title-page; original printed green wrappers, shelf marks, in fine condition. Very scarce description of a French Marist Brothers mission to Melanesia in the late 1840s, with lively accounts of their tour of the Pacific, which included lengthy stays in Port Jackson, New Caledonia, Auckland and Kororareka (Russell). This attractively illustrated memoir was printed in Carcassonne in the Languedoc region of France, and was reissued in Paris seven years later. Verguet was one of a group of French Marist priests who voyaged to the Pacific in 1845. An accomplished sketcher and later a keen amateur photographer, this account is known for its interesting early comments on the region, and particularly for the series of interesting woodcut plates, which include a fine portrait of an Australian Aborigine ("Belé, sauvage de la Nouvelle Hollande") after an original sketch taken from the life. Belé was a member of the Tamara tribe, and at the time was living in the vicinity of Double Bay. The second Sydney scene is a rather odd view of the La Pérouse monument (at "Botanibae") with an emu and two kangaroos taking the breeze. A number of the plates relate to New Caledonia and New Zealand, including two portraits of Maoris, the first of Kapériéré, and the second of a Maori woman and child.

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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]
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        Quinologie. Des quinquinas... 23 hand-colored plates. Inscribed by Delondre to M. Dublanc

      Paris: Germer Bailliere, 1854. <p>Inscribed by the Author </p><p>Delondre, Auguste & Bouchardat, Apollinaire (1806-86). Quinologie: Des quinquinas. . . . 4to. [4] 48pp. 23 hand-colored lithographed plates (each with tissue guard), double-page hand-colored engraved map. Paris: Germer Baillière, 1854. 340 x 257 mm. Marbled boards, cloth backstrip c. 1854, somewhat rubbed & faded, small splits in front hinge. Minor foxing, but very good. Inscribed by Delondre on the flyleaf: "à Monsieur Dublanc Membre de l&#39;Académie Impériale de Médecine &c. &c. / Souvenir bien affectueux / Graville-Havre 8 novb. 1856 / Auguste Delondre." </p><p>First Edition. "This work contains twenty-three good coloured plates, exhibiting all the barks then met with in commerce" (Flückiger & Hanbury, quoted in Waring, p. 355). Delondre, a pharmacist and quinine manufacturer, was interested in both the scientific and commercial aspects of quinine; his book illustrates and describes 33 different varieties of both true and false cinchona from the mountainous regions of South America, which at the time were the sole source of cinchona bark. Drug manufacturers continue to extract quinine from cinchona even today, as it is not commercially feasible to synthesize it in the laboratory. </p>

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        The Works of Robert Sanderson

      Oxford: The University Press, 1854 - 6 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic full calf set bound in the middle of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, superb extra gilt panels, twin labels and the gilt embossed blocks of the Hulme Bequest on all the boards. This Works of Robert Sanderson was collected by William Jacobson and is the definitive work of this important English theologian. Some scuffing to the shoulders but with absolutely no splitting or loss. A lovely set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersberg in den Berchtesgadener Alpen, im Vordergrund Figurenstaffage auf einer Landstraße.

      . Öl, auf Papier, links unten ritzsigniert "Ernestine von Lipowsky, geborene von Eder", rechts unten bezeichnet "Untersberg". 13,7:19,6 cm. Nagellöchlein in den unteren Ecken. Minimaler Einriß links unten. Frische und dynamische, sicher vor Ort entstandene Landschaftsstudie, die eine intensive Beschäftigung mit der Münchner Freilichtmalerei erkennen läßt.. Die Tochter des Münchner Landrichters Eder heiratete nach 1854 Felix Friedrich Freiherr von Lipowsky (1824-1900), Jurist, Ministerialrat und Regierungspräsident von Niederbayern. Gemäß der Vita ihres Mannes zog sie anschließend nach Moosburg. 1862 wurde ihr Mann nach München berufen, 1871 nach Landshut. Von hier sind jährliche Sommeraufenthalte meist in München und Tirol zu belegen. Nach 1895 kehrte die Familie nach München zurück.

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        The Lightning Galop

      London: Chappell, 50 New Bond Street, circa, 1854. Sheet music, 8 pp. and colour-lithograph cover, browning a little to edges, disbound but with early stitch-sewing still largely intact; very good. Illustrated sheet music for a fast clipper ship. A racy tune by the dance composer Charles d&#39;Albert (1809-1886), this rare early sheet music features a particularly appealing coloured lithograph of the clipper Lightning, a vessel designed for the Australia trade and famous for making many fast passages in the mid-1850s. Built by Donald McKay of Boston for James Baines of the "Black Ball Line" out of Liverpool, the Lightning was, as the name suggests, perilously quick, and has since been called an "extreme clipper": in 1854 the ship made the passage from London to Melbourne in very quick time under the demanding Captain "Bully" Forbes, infamous for running with the lee rail under water. Powerfully constructed with concave bows, Lightning had a good full midsection with tumblehome, making her fast yet stable with good sail-carrying ability. The ship was also lavishly decorated to entice wealthy passages to brave the passage to Australia. After some fifteen years on the Australia trade, Lightning was lost on 30 October 1869 at anchor in Geelong when a fire broke out on board. The shoals on which the clipper was ultimately scuttled became known as the "Lightning Shoals". Although not dated, it is fair to assume that the music would have been composed in the hey-day of the clipper&#39;s fame. A copy is recorded in the collection of the National Library.

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        History of Europe

      - Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA collection of Sir Archibald Alison&#39;s works on the History of Europe. %0D%0AAn incomplete set, comprising differing editions, in nine volumes. %0D%0AThe set consists of: Volume I 1774-1789, Volume I Continuation: 1815-1852, Volume II: 1789-1793, Volume IV: 1796-1799, Volume IV Continuation: 1815-1852, Volume V Continuation: 1815-1852, Volume VI: 1801-1805, Volume VI Continuation: 1815-1852 and Volume VII: 1805-1807. %0D%0ASir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet GCB FRSE (29 December 1792 23 May 1867) was a Scottish advocate and historian. He held several prominent legal appointments. He was the younger son of the Episcopalian cleric and author Archibald Alison. His elder brother was the physician and social reformer William Alison. %0D%0AWhen travelling in France in 1814 he conceived the idea of his expansive History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution to the restoration of the Bourbons. %0D%0AThis multi-volume set is usually regarded as Alison&#39;s chief historical work and is considered to be the first scholarly English-language study of the French Revolution. Published in ten volumes between 1833 and 1843, History of Europe was revised and reprinted many times throughout the century, including numerous foreign language editions. The work is one of vast industry, contain[ing] a wealth of information communicated in a vigorous though wordy style. %0D%0ADisraeli satirises the author in Coningsby as Mr. Wordy, who wrote a history to prove that Providence was on the side of the Tories. Such criticism notwithstanding, History of Europe proved to be a huge commercial success. Alison also composed a comprehensive survey of the military campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough, as well as two standard works on the criminal law of Scotland. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn full calf leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the spines and boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There is some minor loss to the leather. There is some minor bumping to the tops and tails of the spines on some volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. Vol. III. 1854

      London: W. Watts, 1854. Octavo, 3 plates, paper a little toned, mostly unopened; a very good copy in the original brown cloth blind-stamped boards, lettered in gilt to spine, some wear especially at extremities and joints, a few chips, bookplate for the Hispanic Society of America. With a plate of Sydney rock carvings. A very good copy of this volume from the Ethnological Society of London, notably including an essay by William Augustus Miles on the Aborigines of Sydney, with an accompanying plate depicting some rock carvings. Miles (1798-1851) is rumoured to have been an unacknowledged son of George IV, as the unexpected favour of William IV might be thought to imply. He served for several years as a controversial police commissioner in Sydney, during which time he also took up the study of the Australian Aborigines. His long essay here "on Demigods and Daemonia" is a very early paper on religion, artefacts and language of the Australians, with notes from sources like the First Fleet accounts, Leichhardt, and Lort Stokes of the Beagle. The article includes quite a lot of enthusiastic commentary on the ancient religions of Europe and their apparent relation to Australia, but also has a good deal of first hand comment based on Miles&#39; acquaintance with "Maoroo", of the Botany Bay tribe. Other interesting papers include: the Reverend J. Inglis, &#39;A missionary tour in the New Hebrides&#39;, presented to Sir George Grey (pp. 53-86); Doctor Arthur Saunders Thomson, an army surgeon stationed in Auckland with the 58th Regiment, &#39;Observations on the Stature, Weight, Magnitude of chest, and physical strength of the New Zealand race of men&#39;, (pp. 123-32); and T.R. Heywood Thomson, &#39;On a reported infecundity of the "Gins" or Aboriginal females of New Holland, to procreate with a native male after having borne half-caste children to European or White&#39;, (pp. 243-47).

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        Theoretisch-praktische Schule des Situations-Zeichnens mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Terrain-Darstellungen nach Modellen. Für Militär- und politechnische Schule und sonstige wissenschaftliche Institute, sowie zum Selbstunterricht. Textheft u. Mappe. Mit 1 gefalt. lithogr. Tafel im Textheft u. 10 (1 farbig) lithogr. Tafeln in der Mappe. Kassel, Th. Fischer, 1857. Gr.-8vo. (23,0 x 15,5 cm). 32 S. Orig.-Umschlag u. Tafeln lose in Orig.-Halbleinwandmappe.

      . . Mischauflage (Mappe mit Verlagsvermerk: Kassel, G. E. Vollmann, 1854. Theodor Fischer's Buchdruckerei in Cassel). - Kurze, jedoch detaillierte Anleitung zum Zeichnen von Landkarten. Neutze benutzte dazu 15 wohl auf festen Karton montierte Gipsmodelle (die hier jedoch nicht vorliegen), um durch die Dreidimensionalität die Anschaulichkeit zu erhöhen. Die Tafeln mit grundlegenden Darstellungen zum Kartenzeichnen, kleinen Zeichnungen von 12 Modellen sowie Beispielen für Entwürfe u. fertige Karten nach den Modellen. Mappe mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren u. Bibl.-Vermerken. Textheft unbeschnitten. Tafeln angestaubt u. etwas stockfleckig.

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        Stst.- Karte, n. A. M. Perrot, verbessert von A. Vuillemin bei Fatout in Paris, "Carte pittoresque & Maritime de L'Europe. Indiquant .., revue et augmnetee par A. Vuillenin".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1854, 81 x 108. Wandkarte von Europa. Am linken Rand insgesamt 18 kleine Ansichten europ. Städte ( Berlin, Wien, St. Petersburg, London, Neapel, Rom usw. ), am rechten rand 18 Darstellungen mit den Landestrachten ( Potugais, Etats Sardes, Polonais, Danois usw. ). Im Kartenbild ca. 40 weitere kleine Stadtansichten. Unten rechts der Titel. - Die karte war ursprünglich in Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Die Leinwand wurde entfernt und die Karte zusammengesetzt.

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        "Erinnerung an den Festzug bei Eröffnung der Eisenbahn in Göttingen am 31. Juli 1854". Blick über das Festgelände zum Bahnhofsgebäude mit den Zügen, im Vordergrund figurenreicher Festzug und zahlreiche Zuschauer.

      . Lithographie von Fritz Schneider, 1854, 23 x 34 cm.. Rares Zeitdokument. Wegen mehrerer kleiner Randeinrisse aufgezogen.

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        The Cambrian Journal (1854, 1855 & 1856) (3 Vols)

      London & Tenby: The Cambrian Institute, 1854 3 volumes. Vol 1, frontis, (iv), 380 pp, 1854, Vol 2, frontis, (v), [1], 3-340 pp, 1855. Vol 3, frontis, (iv), 400 pp, pls, 1856, printed by R Mason, High Street, Tenby, recently refurbished with a new cloth spine, titles in gilt, the upper and lower covers title and details in black ink, the corners are bumped and worn. Internally, new endpapers, text block edges uncut. Articles on J Williams ab Ithel and Iolo Morganog From Prydain to Dynwal Moelmud, Druids of Mona, The Harpers and Harps of the Welsh Bards of Gwenydd, Ogam of the North, Gorsedd and the search for Prince Madog. The journal commenced publication in 1854 and ran for 10 issued ending in 1863. A very rare set of books.(Avery 161. Lowndes 114. Allibone 2743)

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1854-1856. 2Vol. 695 + 835Pag. 31x21,5. leves manchas de humedad e oxido(fotos). Piel con relieves. Tomo 1°, es la 2 tirada o edicion y Tomo 2, 1 tirada o edicion. Es decir la segunda tirada o edicion recortaron en gastos para hacerla mas asequible al publico y contiene menos laminas que la primera. Bella Obra dificil en comercio.

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        Günther und Clemens - offene Briefe (Erster und zweiter Band in einem Buch)

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, k. k. Hofbuchhändler, 1854.. Erster Band: 1853; Zweiter Band: 1854, Zwei von drei Bänden; IV + 355 + VI + 482 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. nachgebunden, abgegriffen, abgerieben, verschmutzt, fleckig, Etikett am Bucrücken (Aufschrift lautet "Speculative Theologie 1. 2."), Blessur oben am Buchrücken, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, schiefgelesen, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, altersfleckig, mehrere Wasserflecken, leicht muffiger Geruch, Frakturschrift, kein Schutzumschlag, mittlerer zustand "Franz Peter Knoodt (November 6, 1811 - January 27, 1889) was a German Catholic theologian who was a native of Boppard. He studied theology in Bonn und Tübingen, and later worked as a chaplain and teacher in Trier. In 1841-43 he furthered his studies in Vienna, where he was a student of Anton Günther (1783-1863). In 1844 he earned his doctorate of theology at Breslau, and in 1845 became a professor of philosophy at the Catholic faculty of theology at the University of Bonn. Knoodt was an ardent follower of the philosophical teachings of Anton Günther, and several years after Günther's death, he published the biographical Anton Günther. Eine Biographie (1881, 2 volumes). This work has been praised as an important source of Catholic church history. Another noted work of Knoodt's was Günther und Clemens; Offene Briefe (Günther and Franz Jakob Clemens; Open Letters). Both publications were placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books) by the Roman Catholic Church." (source: Wikipedia)

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.. 357,[1]pp. plus 8pp. inserted April terminal catalogue. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, pale yellow coated endsheets. Map inserted before p.307. Early small ink signature on front pastedown, gilt leather bookplate (offset opposite) of John Stuart Groves, small signet blindstamp with initials in upper forecorner of title- leaf and pp.5/6, spine extremities a bit frayed, with 2 cm. closed surface crack along upper joint, subtly recased, with careful repairs to inner hinges, a bit of tanning to text block, small constellation of ink flecks on upper board; generally a good, (now) sound copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, first printing. One of two thousand copies printed. Some copies were issued without catalogues, and others with any one of five variously dated catalogues, the April catalogue being the earliest observed. The book was published in early August. "Solid chunks of thought, in the midst of a solid chunk of nature ... an inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers...[we&#39;ll skip the Calvin Coolidge reference], and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity" - Grolier American Hundred. Laid in is an old catalogue description from a well- known bookseller, proclaiming the copy described therein "a fine copy" - which this is not. However it does bear that bookseller&#39;s inventory code. A modest copy of one the key works of 19th century American literature. BORST A2.1.a. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 63.

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        The Life of a Fireman. The race. - "Jump her boys, jump her!"

      Nathaniel Currier, New York 1854 - A dramatic fire-fighting scene: a fire-fighting team race towards a fire-glow in the background, urged on by their leader, they haul a wheeled water tank and pumper. Louis Maurer was born in Germany, but after a short apprenticeship he emigrated to America. He arrived in New York in August 1851, and initially worked for T. W. Strong at 98 Nassau Street. After meeting Charles Currier, he visited his brother Nathaniel and showed him some of his work. Nathaniel was impressed but directed him to Ives who interviewed all new employees. He was immediately hired and put to work in the basement of 152 Nassau Street where he worked for eight years before leaving, initially because he was offered more money by a rival, but later to set up as a lithographic printer in his own right. This is one of a number of tableaux constituting The Life of the Fireman . It is particularly popular because it includes a view of the cupola and bell tower on City Hall, which later burned down, and because it demonstrates, as the whole series does, the valiant efforts of a volunteer FIre Department, of which Currier was a proud member. Conningham 3519; Gale 3787. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by and after Louis Maurer. (Expert repairs to marginal tears, one just touching the image area).

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1854-1856. Castellano. 8 vols. 25x17,5 cm. 810+715+720+692+668+664+692+556 pags. Magnifica Obra.

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        GA aus halber Vogelschau, "A Birds-Eye view of the city of Varna. A Seaport of Turkey on the western coast of the Black Sea also of the country between the Black Sea and the Danube, the seat of war at the present time. The vue is taken from the Imperial Survey, the distant country and the situations of the town are laid down from the map of Europe".

      . kol. Lithographie v. Edmund Walker ( Day & Son lith.) b. Lloyd Brothers & Co, 1854, 29 x 51,5. Prachtvolles Panorama von Varna mit weitem Blick ins Land bis nach Rumänien.Vor der Stadt auf dem Schwarzen Meer zahlreiche Kriegsschiffe.

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

      London: W. S. Orr, 1854. <p>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. </p><p>First Edition, in the Rare Original Parts. Published as part of William S. Orr&#39;s Circle of the Sciences, Owen&#39;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, &#39;original,&#39; and tupos, &#39;imprinted image&#39;) is one of the most fascinating constructs of what has been called the &#39;morphological period&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s vertebrate archetype," Isis 84 (1993): 231-251; Richard Owen, Victorian Naturalist (1994), pp. 161-170.</p>

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        Prize for Lithography at the Melbourne Exhibition, 1854

      London: Joseph S. Wyon, 1854. Bronze medal, 64 mm., edge impressed &#39;Prize Medal 239 E Gilks Lithography&#39;, good extremely fine; with tan morocco case of issue, the case a little rubbed. A beautiful rarity: the 1854 prize medal for lithography at the first Melbourne Exhibition, awarded to the important colonial lithographer Edward Gilks, in its original case of issue. Roger Butler suggests that Gilks only first became active in Australia around 1853, and as this medal was awarded in the following year, it obviously dates from the very beginning of his career. Gilks (c. 1822-1886), was one of the more important Australian lithographers, perhaps best known for his separately issued images such as the &#39;Commissioner&#39;s Camp, Castlemaine, in 1852 (Mount Alexander)&#39; (see Roger Butler, Printed 1801-1901, p. 154), or his portraits of Burke and Wills. Gilks also contributed to famous colonial illustrated works such as the Melbourne Album published by Charles Troedel in 1863-4, as well as being one of the team assembled for the wonderful, and undervalued, Prodromus of Frederick McCoy. The principles of lithography were first discovered in the last years of the eighteenth century, but the practice was not introduced to Australia until the efforts of Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane, who acquired a press as part of his equipping of the Parramatta observatory in 1822. The format was widely adopted, and lithography became the mainstay of the burgeoning interest in Australian views and portraits. Little surprise, then, that a prize medal for lithography was awarded at the 1854 Exhibition, which was held in conjunction with the French Exposition Universelle of 1855. An impressive series of artists were awarded prizes in Melbourne, but this may have been the only prize for lithography, and may in fact be the only such medal for any type of printed works (a quick census of fellow nominees suggests most of the other prizes were for painters and sculptors, although there was also, for example, a photography prize, given to Robert McClelland). This is an attractive medal in its own right, with the Melbourne Exhibition Building to the obverse, and Brittania being given the fruits of the harvest to the reverse (with the Southern Cross visible in the background).

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America . in the years 1811, 1812, 1813 and 1814. Or the first American settlement on the Pacific

      New York: Redfield, 1854. Octavo, with three engraved plates, author&#39;s inscription to head of title-page, recent bookplate to front pastedown; a good copy in publishers green cloth, skilfully rebacked with most of the original spine laid down, preserved in a folding cloth case. First English translation, signed and inscribed by the author, of Gabriel Franchère&#39;s account of Astoria on the mouth of the Columbia River. While the book chiefly recounts his extraordinary overland journey of five months through the Rocky Mountains to the Red River Settlement (later Winnipeg) and thence to Montreal, it is also well-regarded for the author&#39;s account of his early and important visits to Hawaii and Tahiti en route to the northwest Pacific. Franchère&#39;s narrative was first published in Montreal some years previously; this edition was prepared for the American public by the clergyman and sometime novelist Jebediah Vincent Huntington who patriotically proclaims the book as &#39;the only account by an eye-witness and a participator in the enterprise, of the first attempt to form a settlement on the Pacific under the stars and stripes.&#39; Franchère was a member of the party sent out by John Jacob Astor on the vessel Tonquin to found a fur trading post at Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River. The account of his three year stay, his inland travels, the transfer of Astor&#39;s company to the North West Fur Company of Canada in 1813 and subsequent actions of the British, forms a detailed and important document in Canadian history. Additionally, the outbound journey of the Tonquin is included, in which Franchère gives a good account of the customs and political situation of the Hawaiian islands as well as a biography of Kamehameha I. The work is referred to as in the text as the "second edition", which is slightly misleading: the earlier edition referred to is actually the original French language edition published in Montreal in 1820.

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        The Works of Washington Irving

      Henry Bohn, 1850-, London 1854 - Ten volumes, octavo; finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff in green half calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt. A fine and handsome set of the works of Washington Irving comprising: Volume I: Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and others [and] A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty? by Diedrick Knickerbocker. Volume II: The Sketch Book [and] Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography. Volume III: Bracebridge Hall; or, The Homorists. A Medley. By Geoffrey Crayon [and] Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey. Volume IV: The Alhambra [and] Tales of a Traveller. Volume V: A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. Volume VI: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. Volume VII: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; together with The Voyages of his Companions. Volume VIII: Astoria; or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains [and] A Tour on the Prairies. Volume IX: Life of Mahomet [and] Lives of the Successors of Mahomet. Volume X: The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West [and] The Conquest of Florida under Hernando de Soto, by Theodore Irving. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gewerbeblatt aus Wurttemberg. Herausgegeben von der k. Centralstelle fur Gewerbe und Handel. 1854, 1856-1862, 1864-1869, 1871-1872

      Stuttgart 1854-1872 passim - Years 1854, 1856-1862, 1864-1869, 1871-1872; bound volumes, ex library, else text clean & bindings tight. Photos available upon request.

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        The Letters and Diary of Madame D'Arblay - Seven volumes (Full Leather)

      Henry Colburn/ Hurst and Blackett, 1854 - Seven volume matching set (7" H - 4.5" W) bound in full brown polished calf leather with gilt lettering and designs and five raised bands along spine; some rubbing along edges. Bindings tight and square; contents clean and unmarked. Each volume contains 3-400 pages and each features an engraved frontis. Beautiful set. Provides a unique view into pre- Victorian England by distinguished female author of the era.Additional photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden åren 1851-1853, under befäl af C. A. Virgin

      Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier, 1854. Two volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; an extremely good copy in the original brown cloth, gilt. Royal Swedish circumnavigation. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the expedition&#39;s stops in Honolulu, Tahiti, San Francisco, Sydney and Manila, and shorter notices on various South American ports, the Galapagos, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Cape of Good Hope. The plates include four of Tahiti, three of Hawaii, two of Manila and a view of Mission Dolores, San Francisco. These coloured lithographs are both naïve and attractive. The book was also published in German in 1856, but no edition in English appeared until a translation of the important Hawaiian portion of the narrative by Meiric Dutton was issued in 1954. Forbes has a long article on the important narrative of the Honolulu visit which includes a good account of the town and harbour, and numerous social engagements including a meeting with the king and Saturday horseracing, as well as a trip into the countryside including a visit to the Pali. &#39;Skogman&#39;s little known narrative tells of the Royal Swedish voyage&hellip; [The] work is much sought after because of its fine colour plates. In the appendices is a section on whaling in the Pacific Ocean&hellip;&#39; (Hill). Despite the substantial Australian section, the book is not recorded by Ferguson. Peter Howard, the Berkeley bookseller, has pointed out that &#39;the Voyages of the Frigate Eugenie in some way paralleled the trips of the Adventurer. They had only one port stop in common, however - Port Famine at the tip of South America. Wherein lies one of the most baffling of Lepidoptera problems. &#39;The collecting habits of scientists on the Eugenie in two generalized pages record the fact that from Hawaii was brought home what proved to be Colias Sponteni. The Adventurer gathered in South America the same blue butterfly, Colias Imperialis. &#39;Between the two ships, ten specimens were collected. No other sighting in South America of Colias Imperialis [Sponteni] has ever been recorded. The morphology of Colias Imperialis is not suitable to southern South America. One private scholar has spent over $50,000 in pursuit of a scientific solution to the problem. I am indebted to the University of California at Davis scientist Arthur Shapiro for every bit of this knowledge. He has swept the plains of South America for decades, looking for a single Colias Imperialis. The number of specimens gathered by the Adventurer is proof that the bug bred there, he insists&hellip;&#39;.

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

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

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        The COMPLETE WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. ("BOZ.") In Five Volumes.

      T. B. Peterson, No. 102 Chestnut Street. (n d), Philadelphia: - Illustrated with plates & intratextual wood engravings. Vol I: Pickwick & Old Curiosity Shop. Vol 2: Twist, Sketches & Rudge. Vol 3: Nickleby & Chuzzlewit. Vol 4: Copperfield, Dombey, Christmas Stories & Pictures from Italy. Vol 5: Dickens' New Stories [including Hard Times] & Bleak House. "Dickens' new stories containing The seven poor travellers, Nine new stories by the Christmas fire, Hard times, Lizzie Leigh, The miner's daughters, Fortune Wildred, etc."--Taken from Household words, the periodical edited by Dickens, not all of these stories are authored by Dickens. "Lizzie Leigh" was by Mrs. Gaskell and "The miner's daughters" by William Howitt. Spines slightly dull, with cloth loss at each end. Each volume with ownership signature of John Grahams. Vol I with tide line stain in upper quadrant of text block. Vol 4 professionally recased. Overall, a VG set. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Pale yellow eps. 8vo. "Library Edition". 1st collected edition thus, i.e., from this publisher. Ca 1854-55. Collected t.p. begins each volume; each title with separate individual t.p., from "Peterson's Uniform Edition". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The COMPLETE WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. ("BOZ.") In Five Volumes

      Philadelphia:: T. B. Peterson, No. 102 Chestnut Street.. (n. d.).. 8vo. "Library Edition". 1st collected edition thus, i.e., from this publisher. Ca 1854-55. Collected t.p. begins each volume; each title with separate individual t.p., from "Peterson's Uniform Edition".. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Pale yellow eps.. Spines slightly dull, with cloth loss at each end. Each volume with. ownership signature of John Grahams. Vol I with tide line stain in. upper quadrant of text block. Vol 4 professionally recased.. Overall, a VG set.. Vol I: Pickwick & Old Curiosity Shop. Vol 2: Twist, Sketches & Rudge. Vol 3: Nickleby & Chuzzlewit. Vol 4: Copperfield, Dombey, Christmas Stories & Pictures from Italy. Vol 5: Dickens' New Stories [including Hard Times] & Bleak House. "Dickens' new stories containing The seven poor travellers, Nine new stories by the Christmas fire, Hard times, Lizzie Leigh, The miner's daughters, Fortune Wildred, etc."--Taken from Household words, the periodical edited by Dickens, not all of these stories are authored by Dickens. "Lizzie Leigh" was by Mrs. Gaskell and "The miner's daughters" by William Howitt. . Illustrated with plates & intratextual wood engravings.

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        The COMPLETE WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. ("BOZ.") In Five Volumes

      Philadelphia:: T. B. Peterson, No. 102 Chestnut Street.. (n. d.).. 8vo. "Library Edition". 1st collected edition thus, i.e., from this publisher. Ca 1854-55. Collected t.p. begins each volume; each title with separate individual t.p., from "Peterson&#39;s Uniform Edition".. Original publisher&#39;s brown cloth binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Pale yellow eps.. Spines slightly dull, with cloth loss at each end. Each volume with. ownership signature of John Grahams. Vol I with tide line stain in. upper quadrant of text block. Vol 4 professionally recased.. Overall, a VG set.. Vol I: Pickwick & Old Curiosity Shop. Vol 2: Twist, Sketches & Rudge. Vol 3: Nickleby & Chuzzlewit. Vol 4: Copperfield, Dombey, Christmas Stories & Pictures from Italy. Vol 5: Dickens&#39; New Stories [including Hard Times] & Bleak House. "Dickens&#39; new stories containing The seven poor travellers, Nine new stories by the Christmas fire, Hard times, Lizzie Leigh, The miner&#39;s daughters, Fortune Wildred, etc."--Taken from Household words, the periodical edited by Dickens, not all of these stories are authored by Dickens. "Lizzie Leigh" was by Mrs. Gaskell and "The miner&#39;s daughters" by William Howitt. . Illustrated with plates & intratextual wood engravings.

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