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        (Juvenile) Uncle John's Stories of Animals

      Philadelphia: C. G. Henderson & Co., 1854. Philadelphia: C. G. Henderson & Co., 1854. 24mo. (24)pp., leporello. Descriptions of various mammalian species, from the exotic leopard and giraffe to the North American grizzly bear and beaver, intended for a young audience. Illustrated with handsome hand-colored plates depicting each animal in its natural habitat. In many of the scenes, a hunter lurks in the background, observing the creatures. When unfolded, the panorama measures approximately 108 inches in length. Bound in bright yellow printed boards backed in green cloth, with a hand-colored vignette to the front cover and an advertisement for other tomes in the series of "Uncle John's Panorama Picture Books" on the back cover. Light stain to the text page for the beaver, child's ownership inscription to front cover, and a couple of small, skillful paper repairs to the folds of the panorama, else fine.

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        Taschen-Album für Wanderer des Thüringer Waldes in Wort und Bildern. Eine Burschenfahrt.

      Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, 1854,. 8vo. Mit 23 (1 gef.) getönten lithographischen Taf. VI, 114 S. Schlichte Hlwd. d. späten 19. Jh.. Holzmann- Bohatta V,8741. - Mit schönen Ansichten meist m. Burschenschaftlern als Staffagefiguren von Drei Gleichen, Schnepfenthal, Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Candelaber, Wartburg, Drusenthal, Ruine Liebenstein, Wilhelmsthal, Ruhla, Paulinzelle, Schneekopf, Thorstein, Bärenbruchstein, Tanzbuche etc. Die Falttaf. zeigt ein Panorama mit Eisenbahn u. Schrankenwärter im Vordergrund. - Einband berieben, Knicke im Vorderdeckel. Im rechten Rande durchgehend gebräunt, sonst nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Types of Mankind: Or, Ethnological Researches, Based Upon the Ancient Monuments, Paintings, Sculptures, and Crania of Races, and Upon Their Natural, Geographical, Philological, and Biblical History: Illustrated by Selections from the inedited Papers of Samuel George Morton, M. D and by additional contributions from Prof. L.Agassiz, LLD; W. Usher, M.D.; Prof. H.S. Patterson, M.D

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. London: Tr¸bner & Co, 1854. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. London: Tr¸bner & Co, 1854. Second edition. Frontispiece portrait, 4 Folding Lithographic plates, numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text. lxxvi, 738 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth. Spine ends chipped with loss, some wear at joints and tips. Signed on flyleaf by Charles Jas. Sprague and Ashley Montagu. Sabin 56040: Garrison & Morton 201 . With a note laid in by Ashley Montagu "J.C. Nott was the first to recognize that the prevalence of mosquitoes had something to do with yellow fever. A.M."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        NAPOLI e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze

      Napoli, Nobile 1854 - NAPOLI e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. Napoli, Nobile, 1845. Due volumi in 4to; pp. 12 n.nn., 542; 602, 22, 1 con indice delle tavole. Opera pubblicata in occasione del Settimo Congresso Scientifico degli Italiani. Scritti di Stanislao d’Aloe, Raffaele D’Ambra, Mariano d’Ayala, Carlo Bonucci, Cesare Dalbono, Francesco Puoti, Bernardo Quaranta. 25 tavole disegnate da Achille Vianelli e Giacinto Gigante e litografate da Wenzel e Zezon. 2 tavole spieghevoli: carta della Città di Napoli, carta di Pompei. Manca la carta dei contorni di Napoli. Mezza pelle con angoli, dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

      London - Bradbury Evans and Co., 1854. London - Bradbury Evans and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A superb binding and lovely condition for this favourite. Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt is a novel by Robert Smith Surtees withillustrations by John Leech including seventeen coloured engravings and numerous further engravings on wood integrated with text. Robert Smith Surtees (1805- 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work. As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. The novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Surtees most resembles the Dickens of Pickwick Papers, which was originally intended as mere supporting matter for a series of sporting illustrations to rival Jorrocks. Most of Surtees's later novels, were illustrated by John Leech (1817 - 1864) an English caricaturist and illustrator. They included Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets and Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. With WHS binder's stamp to rear pastedown. Condition: In a spectacular morocco binding. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight spotting mostly to first few pages and plates and the odd handling mark to pages and a small ink annotation to list of illustrations. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Sunbeams in the Cottage

      Edinburgh - Thomas Constable and Co, 1854. Edinburgh - Thomas Constable and Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating book of social guidance for the Scottish working classes. Thirdedition. By Margaret Maria Brewster, daughter and biographer of Sir David Brewster, the Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer and university principal. With a list of recipesto the appendix, including fish pudding, cheap cottage soup and a good breakfast for young people. The second part of the appendix includes instructions for starching shirts andwashing shawls. A publisher's catalogue to the rear advertises works by Sir David Brewster as well as further works by Margaret Maria Brewster. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, especially head and tail of spine. Slight straining to front hinge. Internally, both free endpapers missing. Otherwise, generally firmly bound and generally bright. Children's pencil marks to both pastedowns, as well as slight ink marks. Occasional marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Rural Cyclopedia

      Edinburgh - A. Fullerton and Co., 1854. Edinburgh - A. Fullerton and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive agricultural encyclopaedia from the mid-nineteenth century. Illustrated throughout withsixty-three engraved plates, many of which are coloured. Withentries on barley, ash, cheese, grasses, farmbuildings, and many more. Volume I covers A-C, volume II covers D-I, volume III covers K-P, and volume IV covers Q-Z. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally rubbed, with some slight wear to the extremities. One joint starting. Five hinges strained, withthree hinge failed and detached from the textblock edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review

      London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1854. London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of essays from the Edinburgh Review written by Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet and politician. Macaulay's political writings are famous for their ringing prose and for their confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history, according to which the country threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history. This philosophy appears most clearly in the essays Macaulay wrote for the Edinburgh Review. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though slightly rubbed. Wear to spines and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are generally bright, with a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The LiteraryRemains of the Rev. Thomas Price. In two volumes

      London -William Rees, 1854. London -William Rees, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection of the preacher and social reformer Thomas Price's writings. First Edition. With numerous illustrated plates. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Volume I has been rebacked in cloth. Externally, some rubbing to the extremities and darkening to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spotting prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        Rapport a... Ministre de la marine sur la navigation commerciale a vapeur de l'Angleterre.

      Paris, Bertrand, (1854).. (29,5 x 22 cm). (4) 192, 76 S. Mit 4 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Leinwandband mit aufgezogenem Original-Umschlag.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser frühen Abhandlung über die kommerzielle Dampfschifffahrt. - Bourgois (1815-1887) war Admiral der französischen Marine. Er beschreibt im ersten Teil die historischen und statistischen Aspekte der kommerziellen Dampfschifffahrt und gibt im zweiten Teil technische Ausführungen dazu. Der Anhang enthält reiches Zahlenmaterial. Die ersten beiden Tafeln zeigen Dampfmaschinen, die beiden letzten die Schiffe "European", "Frankfort" und "Himalaya". - Leicht stockfleckig und angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff III, 174 Original edition. - Minor foxing throughout. Recent cloth with mounted wrapper. Very good copy

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        The Streets of London, With Anecdotes of their Celebrated Residents

      London - Richard Bentley, 1854. London - Richard Bentley, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound copy of this nineteenth-century history of the city and people of London. New Edition. Edited by Charles Mackay. John Thomas Smith wasformerly Keeper of the Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 'Residing for the greater part of his life in London, his extensive local knowledge, the result of an ardent love of antiquarian and biographical study, was constantly enriched by the communications of kindred spirits, prompted by his pleasant gossipy humour and rich fund of anecdote to aid him in thishis 'labour of love''. Condition: Rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally,firmly bound. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Caleb Stukely

      London - Nathaniel Cooke, 1854. London - Nathaniel Cooke, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice clean copy of Samuel Phillips' Caleb Stukely. Bound in half calf leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper covered boards. First thus. With engraved title page, frontis and six plates. Phillips, Samuel (18141854) was a journalist and novelist. He wrote a novel, Caleb Stukely and other tales, and about 1845 began a connection with The Times as literary critic. In the following year he purchased the John Bull newspaper, and edited it for a year. Two volumes of his essays from The Times appeared in 1852 and 1854. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping with some loss. The hinges are staring. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the scattered foxing on the first and last couple of pages only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Priest and the Huguenot; or Persecution in the Age of Louis XV

      Boston - Guild and Lincoln, 1854. Boston - Guild and Lincoln, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the principal religious aspects of France from the age of Louis XV. Written in three parts A Sermon at Court, A Sermon in the City and A Sermon in the Desert. First American edition. In two volumes complete. Laurence Louis Felix Bungener (1814 -1874) was a Minister of the Reformed Church of Geneva and author of The Preacher and the King. With publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing, slight marks and the odd stainto boards. Rear joint starting slightlyto volume two. Internally, bright but with slight scattered foxing, slight tidemarks to volume two and the occasional handling mark to pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown, Jones and Robinson

      London - Bradbury and Evans, 1854. London - Bradbury and Evans, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition ofDoyle's illustrated travels of three Victorian gentlemen. First Edition. 'Being the history of what they saw, and did, in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy'. Each page is tissue-guarded. With the pictorial bookplate of Michaelis Tomkinson to the front pastedown. With a bookseller's label for S. B. Howell, Birmingham, to the front pastedown. Richard Doyle (September 1824 11 December 1883) was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine; he drew the cover of the first issue, and designed the magazine's masthead, a design that was used for over a century. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with gilt edges. Externally, generally smart, some rubbing to the extremities and darkening to the spine. Internally, binding failed. Some scattered light foxing. A small cutting describing the work has been adhered to the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Manual de agrimensura cubana según el sistema especial que rige en la isla. Contiene una esplicación por orden alfabético de las principales voces facultativas, el modo de operar sobre el terreno y los autos acordados, reales órdenes y reglamentos que tienen relación con la facultad.

      Sagua la Grande, Imp. de la Hoja Ecónomica 1854. - 281 S., 32 Bll. Rote blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. Über KVK nur ein Exemplar der seltenen ersten Ausgabe in der Madrider Biblioteca nacional nachweisbar. Die zweite Ausgabe erschien in 2 Bänden 1860 in Havanna. - Vermessung und Kataster der Insel Cuba; die paginierten Seiten mit einem umfangreichen Wörterbuch zum Thema, die unpaginierten Seiten mit Tabellen. Der ungewöhnliche Druckort Sagua La Grande ist die 1812 gegründete Stadt in der zentralkubanischen Provinz Villa Clara. - Titel verso mit Warnhinweis gegen Raubdrucker und Unterschrift (?) des Verfassers. - Etwas bestoßen. Rücken geklebt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landschaft mit alten Bäumen und Gehöft., Radierung.

      Mitte 19. Jahrhundert. - Kräftiger Druck mit Plattenton. Auf Bütten. Gekonnt und mit feinen Linien arbeitet Steinheim das Hell-Dunkel der Landschaft heraus. - S. Steinheim war ein jüdischer Mediziner, Religionsphilosoph und Gelehrte der in Altona ansässig war. Seit 1854 lebte er längere Zeit in Rom, reiste nach Kopenhagen und 1865 und 1866 nach Zürich. Steinheim war zudem ein Liebhaber der Kunst und fertigte als autodidaktisch Landschaftsradierungen. - Im Rand leicht stockfleckig. Sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 10,9 x 15,2 cm. Papier: 12 x 19,8 cm.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Buch der Welt 1854. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.

      Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1854.. 4°. Lithograph. Vortitelbl., Titelbl., 380 S., (2) S. Register. Mit 48 (36 handkolor. meist lithogr.) Tafeln. Ln. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel und blindgepr. Deckelverzierung.. Zoologische kolor. Tafeln: Vögel, Auerochs, Zebu, Fische, Edelhirsch, Brillenschlange, Schmetterlinge und Raupen, Meerotter, Luchs, Eidechsen, Insekten, Wiesel, Bären, Spinnen, Leguane, Süsswasserpolypen u.a. sowie Springbockjagd in Südafrika, "der elektrische Aal und sein Fang (Pferde)". - Botanische kolor. Tafeln: Stachelbeeren, Passionsblume, Aepfel, Abies Jezoensis, Orchidee u.a. sowie schwäbische Trachten, algerische Trachten. - Stahlstich-Ansichten: Handeckfall, Linz, das Goldene Horn (Konstantinopel), Esslingen, Brienz sowie eine Seeschlacht u.a. - Stahlstich-Porträts von Napoleon, Herschel, Ariosto. - (Einband mit Lichtrand. Text vereinzelt und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig. Kolor. Tafeln sauber).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Modern Parisian Phraseology ou Choix de Phrases Diverses

      London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1854. London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming pocket-sized Parisian phrase book, to improve in the knowledge of grammatical construction. Twenty-fifth edition. Featuring a vignette title page. Condition: In original decorative cloth binding with gilt design to the spine and front board. Externally, light wear to extremities, with slight marks to the boards. Internally, generally firmly bound, although lacking the front endpapers. Bright throughout, with only the odd spot and handling mark. Small marginal closed tear to page 83 through to 100, which, fortunately, does not affect the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        Die Pfälzer Eisenbahnen und ihre Umgebungen. In achtundzwanzig malerischen Ansichten, Text und Karte bestehend. Les chemins de fer du palatinat. The railroads of the Palatinate.

      Ludwigshafen, Pfälzer-Ludwigs-Eisenbahn-Gesell., 1854.. Illustr. Ohalblnwd. Einband berieben u. fleckig, Ecken u. Kanten beschabt, Leinenrücken fehlt, Buchblock fest, Text und Bildtafeln durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, 47 Seiten Text in 3 Sprachen, 28 ganzseitige lithographische Bildtafeln (30,5 x 23 cm) und 1 Karte: "Karte der bayerischen Rhein-Pfalz zur Übersicht ihrer Eisenbahnen und malerischen Punkte 1854" (mit alt hinterklebtem Einriss), 4°-Querformat.. Die romantischen 28 lithographischen Bildtafeln zeigen Ansichten von Ludwigshafen, Dom in Speyer, Maxburg, Krobsburg, Ludwigshöhe, Madenburg, Landeck, Berwartstein, Drachenfels, Altendahn und Grafendahn, Neudahn, Trifels, Scharfeneck, Erpfenstein und Spangenberg, Frankenstein, Diemerstein, Hoheneck, Landstuhl, Kirkel, Wachenheim, Limburg, Hartenburg, Neuleiningen, Altleiningen, Falkenstein, Altenbaumburg, Montfort und Ebernburg. Originaleinband, auf dem Vorderdeckel mit einer Eisenbahnerallegorie, der Hinterdeckel mit vier Tunnelansichten der Pfälzer Bahn.Text mit der Beschreibung der einzelnen Ansichten.

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell

      London - Edward Moxon, 1854. London - Edward Moxon, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Straight grained morocco leather binding with gilt detail and titles to spine and marbled fore edge. Boning is signed by Webb and Hunt bindery of Liverpool. A nice clean copy of Campbell's poetical works illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece and charming in text illustrations throughout. Thomas Campbell (July 27, 1777 - June 15, 1844) was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became the University of London. In 1799, he wrote 'The Pleasures of Hope' a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs- Ye Mariners of England, The Soldier's Dream, Hohen Linde and in 1801, The Battle of Baltic. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. The inner hinge is slightly strained but holding. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the edges , along the hinges and spine. The spine is also a little faded. Internally the book is generally clean and bright throughout apart from the occasional mild spot. Thereis copperplate inscription and printed address sticker to the first blank end paper. Overall the book is in very good condition..

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      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1854. London - Hurst and Blackett, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce novel from the mid-nineteenth century. First edition. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with marks to the boards. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Library labels to front free-endpaper. Ink signatures to front pastedowns. Loss to page 141-42, affecting the text. Pages are marginally age-toned, with some spotting throughout. Overall: FAIR..

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        La guerre, histoire complète des opérations militaires en Orient pendant les années 1853 et 1854, précédée d'un aperçu historique sur les Russes et les Turcs. Ouvrage donnant sur tout ce qui se rattache à la crise actuelle, des détails authentiques à l'aide desquels chacun pourra suivre les péripéties de ce grand drame. Et accompagné d'une carte du théâtre de la guerre et d'une vue-panorama du Bosphore.

      Paris, Renault 1854 - In-8 [224 x 146 mm]. Collation : (2), 220, (2) pp., 1 gravure dépl., 1 carte dépliante. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Illustré par une très belle lithographie dépliante en frontispice, qui est un panorama du Bosphore et qui mesure 1 mètre 20 de long (!) et une carte dépliante en couleurs. Des rousseurs, surtout sur le panorama. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. // You can browse all my books on

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        Drop title:] The Sabbath. by Elihu [Present Truth Tracts no. 1]

      [Rochester, New York: The Advent Review Office, 1854] - "This little work was placed in the hands of Elder James White, in 1853, in tract form, without date, bearing simply the signature of 'Elihu.' . "--p. [1] of 1874 printing. Popular and influential tract, often reprinted, written by Benjamin Clark under the Biblical pseudonym Elihu, arguing the case for a Saturday Sabbath. The Advent Review left Rochester for Battle Creek, MI in 1855 and this tract is more commonly found with a Battle Creek, 1862 imprint. Scarce, early Adventist item (SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST) First edition. 12mo. 16 pp. Removed from Sabbath and Advent miscellany. OCLC: 3 copies

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        Lalla Rookh. An Oriental Romance

      London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A mid-nineteeth century edition of Moore's Lalla Rookh in a decorative calf binding. Bound in calf with gilt lettering and decoration. With the armorial bookplate of J. B. Hardy to the front pastedown, with his ink signature to the title page. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge is very slightly strained. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing and edge wear, with small discloured marks. Internally the pages have slight browning and light marks withthe occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Barcelona antigua y moderna. Descripción e historia de esta ciudad desde su fundación hasta nuestros días.

      Barcelona, Imprenta y Librería Politécnica de Tomás Gorchs, 1854 - 30,5 x 20,5 cm. 2 vols. I: 3 hojas, VI pp., 2 hojas, 683 pp. 4 hojas, retrato y 4 láminas; II: 1136 pp., 14 láminas. Preciosa encuadernación romántica en plena piel verde con estampación de hierros secos en los planos y hierros dorados haciendo juego, ligeramente rozada. Ejemplar de lujo, procedente de la biblioteca del duque de T’Serclaes. Interior con algunas manchas en los márgenes pero en general bastante limpio. La obra es fruto de muchos años de investigación, y presenta la historia, la política y la cultura de la ciudad condal, desde la antigüedad hasta novedades de la época, como la implantación del alumbrado público. Fue una obra de referencia para los historiadores del momento, y representó una gran aportación, cuantitativa y cualitativa, por su rigor histórico y la calidad de sus fuentes e ilustraciones. Palau 224.811

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      . altkol. Lithographie ( m. Bordüre ) n. u. v. Heuer ( Druck Ch. Fuchs ) b. Gassmann, 1854, 20 x 28. Salamon, Anmut des Nordens, 23a FH. - Blick über die Elbe nach Cuxhafen, rechts auf der Elbe ein Dampfschiff.

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        The Newcomes. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family, Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq

      London - Bradbury and Evans 1854 - %0D%0A%0D%0AA first edition of William Makepeace Thackeray's 'The Newcomes' - volume one. %0D%0AThe novel tells the story of Colonel Thomas Newcome, a virtuous and upstanding character. It is equally the story of Colonel Newcome's son, Clive, who studies and travels for the purpose of becoming a painter, although the profession is frowned on by some of his relatives and acquaintances notably Clive's snobbish, backstabbing cousin Barnes Newcome. %0D%0AThe colonel and Clive are only the central figures in The Newcomes, the action of which begins before the colonel's birth. Over several generations the Newcome family rises into wealth and respectability as bankers and begin to marry into the minor aristocracy. A theme that runs throughout the novel is the practice of marrying for money. Herein we find first use of the coined word capitalism , as reference an economic system. Religion is another theme, particularly Methodism. %0D%0AThe Newcomes was published serially over about two years, as Thackeray himself says in one of the novel's final chapters. The novel shows its serial origin: it is very long (an undated but clearly very old edition with tiny type fills 551 pages) and its events occur over many years and in several countries before the reader reaches the predictable conclusion. The main part of The Newcomes is set a decade or two after the action of Vanity Fair, and some of the characters in Vanity Fair are mentioned peripherally in The Newcomes. The narrator is Arthur Pendennis, the protagonist of Pendennis. %0D%0AWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (1811 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society%0D%0AThe volume is illustrated throughout by Richard Doyle (1824 - 1883), a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ARe-backed calf binding. Externally worn, with heavy wear to the extremities and spine, and an ink inscription to the rear. Joints weak to front board; rear board detached. Tidemarks to the pages throughout. Stamp to title page and ink inscription to first page of the novel. Overall: FAIR. %0D%0A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Goldsmith's Poems and Vicar of Wakefield

      London - Knight and Son, 1854. London - Knight and Son, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely little copy of Goldsmith's poems and classic novel. With an embossed bookseller and bookbinder's stamp for Bennett, Langport to the front free-endpaper. With a bookbinder's label for Lewis and Sons, Gough Square, Fleet Street, London to the recto of the rear free-endpaper. Featuring a number of engravings on wood, including a frontispiece. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding, with gilt edges. Externally, just a little shelfwear. Front joint just starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in a fewplaces. Intermittent lightspotting to pages and plates, with the odd mark. Ink inscription dated 1858 to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Star-Chamner: An Historical Romance

      London - George Routledge, 1854. London - George Routledge, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of The Star Chamber: An Historical Romance by William Harrison Ainsworth. Two volumes bound in one. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. From 1840 to 1842 he edited Bentley's Miscellany, from 1842 to 1853, Ainsworth's Magazine and subsequently The New Monthly Magazine. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, 1848, Mervyn Clitheroe, 1857, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, 1841, Old St Paul's, 1841, Windsor Castle, 1843, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and inscription in crayon to rear free endpaper. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marks to boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Brightand generally clean but with the occasional spot and handling mark, heavier to endpapers and ink stamps throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. ("F. Halevy").

      O. O., 8. V. 1854.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Großes Querformat.. 24 Takte aus "Romance de Guido et Ginevra" für Singstimme und Pianoforte mit unterlegtem Text.

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        The Thought-Blossom

      New York - Leavitt and Allen, 1854. New York - Leavitt and Allen, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming collection of stories and poems, illustrated with sixteen engravings. First edition. Including Keats' poem The Eve of St. Agnes, The Daily Governess by Charles Dickens and Harvey Birch by J. Fennimore Cooper. With a full-colour frontispiece. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with marginal foxing. Overall: GOOD.

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      Imprenta José María Ducazcal - Madrid. 1854-1856. 2Vol. 695 + 835Pág. 31x21,5. leves manchas de humedad e oxido(fotos). Piel con relieves. Tomo 1º, es la 2ª tirada o edición y Tomo 2, 1ª tirada o edición. Es decir la segunda tirada o edición recortarón en gastos para hacerla mas asequible al público y contiene menos láminas que la primera. Bella Obra difícil en comercio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated MSS &c. In three volumes

      London - John Murray, 1854. London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Waagen's scarce seminal work,a journey of discovery into British art by an expert visiting England from Germany, cataloguing the art treasuresin private collectionsof the 1850s. Bookseller's stamp of Knibb, Leamington to front pastedowns. Binder's stamp of Edmonds and Remnants, London to the rear pastedown of volume I. With copperplate signatures to front pastedowns. Publisher's catalogue to rear of volume II. Waagen's publications highlighted the hitherto unknown wealth of the private collections of Great Britain, while his application of the new techniques of German art historical studies and museology revolutionized British practice. Treasures of Art in Great Britain was a straightforward catalogue of the 200 most important collections of the country, the most complete survey ever made. Waagen was the first to question many of the legendary and optimistic attributions of pictures in the private collections of the British aristocracy: his Treasures of Art is still used in auction rooms today to establish a painting's provenance and quality. Through his detailed study of British collections, his desire to enlighten a nation which he considered in need of education in art historical matters, his fluent advocacy of the seriousness of the fine arts and their economic and social importance, Waagen shaped the development of public provision for the arts in Britain to a greater extent than any of his peers. DNB Dr Waagen was director of the Royal Gallery of Pictures, Berlin. Condition: In originalcloth bindings, could be rebound. Externally, bumped and rubbed to extremities with wear to the spine tops and tails. Half the backstrip of volume I is coming away. Two joints are cracked, three starting. The front hinges are strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, with some gatheringsworking loose. Generally bright and clean with just light spotting prominent to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      - London - John Murray, 1854. - London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed account of the final days of the Roman Empire, and the reasons behind its collapse from eminent historian Edward Gibbon. Illustrated with14 maps, most of which are folding and coloured, andone plate (collated, complete). Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries. Gibbon's prose, the vehicle for this subtle historical vision, has been found by some to be decorous and mannered to a fault. Perhaps this estimation relies on no very close reading, since Gibbon's writing arguably does exhibit change and development within an overall continuity of manner. But if it were truly so, then this would enforce the judgement that the Decline and Fall is a very different book when viewed in the perspective of literary aesthetics, rather than as a contribution to a series of intellectual debates. For in the latter, the Decline and Fall is remarkable for the way Gibbon pushed at the edges of received opinions, and found fresh and fruitful ways of linking approaches and subjects which elsewhere lay unconnected. It is for this reason that the Decline and Fall occupies the summit of European Enlightenment historiography. It engages with, carries forward, and extends what is most vital in that body of writing. (DNB)Three volume bound by Nutt of Cambridge (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Three volumes in calf bindings, and five volumes rebacked in morocco with the original baords preserved. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and a few white marks. Loss to head of two spines. Three joints starting, with one joint failed and board detached. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing (prominent to the first and last few pages) and some foxingfrom the plates. Overall: GOOD..

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        Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1854. London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this entertaining and beautifully illustrated novel by Robert Smith Surtees. Illustrated throughout with lovely hand-coloured plates by John Leech, as well as numerous vignette illustrations. As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. His novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription dated 189() to page 1. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE due to spotting..

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London - John Murray, 1854. London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Victorian edition of Samuel Johnson's famous set of literary biographies. Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (177981) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most important: John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. One of the lives, Richard Savage, was previously printed as Life of Mr Richard Savage in 1744. With notes corrective and explanatory by Peter Cunningham. With tipped-in newspaper article on Matthew Arnold to front free-endpaper of volume I. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and some light rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Four hinges strained. Some institutional blindstamping throughout. Pages are bright, with just the occasional patch of foxing. Extra rear blank tipped-in to volume III. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Nouveaux voyages en zigzag a la Grande Chartreuse, autour du Mont Blanc, dans les vallees d'Herenz, de Zermatt, au Grimsel, a Genes et a la Corniche. Precedes d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve

      Paris - Victor Lecou, 1854. Paris - Victor Lecou, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An entertaining and lavishly illustrated French travel narrative. This edition contained for the first time the complete text about Topffer's last journey, the Voyage autour du Mont-Blanc, which was not published during his life time. Travel in zigzag: or, a boarding trips on holiday in the Swiss townships and the Italian side of the Alps. With an additional illustrated title and title vignette, illustrated after the original designs of Topffer by M. Calame, Karl Girardet, Francais, D'Aubigny, De Bar, Gagnet and Forest, with numerous plates and illustrations in the text. In French. In an armorialschool prize binding of Kings College London, with presentation bookplate to front pastedown. Rodolphe Topffer (31 January 1799 - 8 June 1846) was a Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricature artist. He is also considered to be the first modern comic creator. He depicted a number of local landscapes in paintings considered influenced by the contemporary movement of Romanticism. He became an author of short stories and occasionally entertained his students by drawing caricatures. Topffer's stories were produced by autography, a variation of lithography that allowed him to draw on specially prepared paper with a pen. This process allowed for a loose line, quicker and freer than engraving, the usual process for printed illustration at the time. The comedic story was not originally intended for publication but Rodolphe continued to create others in his spare time to entertain his acquaintances. Notable among them was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who in 1831 persuaded Rudolphe to publish his stories. Condition: In armorial school prize full morocco binding. Externally rubbed, front joint just starting, front hinge held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, pages are intermittently bright and foxed. Overall: GOOD.

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

      London - Henry Colburn, 1854. London - Henry Colburn, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the correspondences of author Frances Burney, also known as Madame D'Arblay or Fanny BurneyNew edition, edited by her niece. With frontispiece of Burney to volume one. Including folding facsimile of her writing to volume I. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. She wrote in total four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. She gains critical respect in her own right, but also foreshadows such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. She published her first novel, Evelina, anonymously in 1778. When the book's authorship was revealed, it brought her almost immediate fame due to its unique narrative and comic strengths. She followed with Cecilia in 1782, Camilla in 1796 and The Wanderer in 1814. All of Burneys novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirise their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. With one exception, Burney never succeeded in having her plays performed, largely due to objections from her father, who thought that publicity from such an effort would be damaging to her reputation. The exception was Edwy and Elgiva, which unfortunately was not well received by the public and closed after the first nights performance. Bookplate of F. M. L. Zobel to front pastedowns. Complete in seven volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some discolouration to the spine and some rubbing to the extremities. Slight bumping to the heads and tails of the spines also, with a few marks to the boards. Five hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink signature to title page ofvolume I. Pages aregenerally bright and clean,though with some slight marginal age-toning to one volume. Overall: GOOD..

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      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854. Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Firmilian by T. Percy Jones. William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE (21 June 1813 4 August 1865) was a Scottish lawyer and poet. He wroteFirmilian, a Spasmodic Tragedy, under the nom-de-plume of T. Percy Jones, intended to satirise a group of poets and critics, including Gilfillan, Dobell, Bailey, and Alexander Smith. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There are some chips and closed tears to the top and tail of the spine and the spine is sunned. Corners are bumped and boards are warped and stained. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are starting but firm. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There are bookplates to the front pastedown and the recto of front free-end papers and a binder's stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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      J. BRY AINE, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR, 1854.. ILLUSTRATIONS PAR GUSTAVE DORE 399 Seiten, zahlreiche Abbildungen, wunderbarer Halbleder mit goldener Rückenprägung, marmoriertes Papier. Innen sauber und fest, im Papier alterbedingt etwas stockfleckig, bei Interesse sind weitere Fotos möglich

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        1854 Manuscript Album a Collection of Pen and Ink Sketches Bylandt and Addison

      London - Darton & Co, 1854. London - Darton & Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. >A Collection of Pen and Ink SketchesBy Count A. de Bylandt and Lt. Addison1854 - London - Darton & Co12 by 10, Unpaginated.

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        The Works of Shakspere

      London - Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1854. London - Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of the works of William Shakespeare. With a memoir, and essay on his genius by Barry Cornwall; also, annotations and introductory remarks on the plays by many distinguished writers. Volume I: Memoir and Essay; ComediesVolume II: TragediesVolume III: Historical Plays, Poems, and SonnetsLavishly illustrated with woodcuts from Kenny Meadows. Label of Simmons and Waters, book and print dealers, to front pastedowns. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings marbled boards. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. One hinge failed, with two more hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some tidemarks and foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Meyerbeer").

      Berlin, 6. XI. 1854.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Das Manuscript Ihres Operngedichts, welches Sie die Güte hatten, mir zur Ansicht zu schicken, habe ich die Ehre gehabt zu empfangen. Ich danke Ihnen sehr für das Zutrauen, welches Sie in mich schwaches Talent setzen, indem Sie mir dasselbe zur Composition anbieten. Das Gedicht habe ich mit viel Interesse durchgelesen, es enthält eine anziehende, geschickt geführte Handlung, und scheint mir sowohl im Allgemeinen als in den einzelnen Singstücken sehr günstig für die musikalische Behandlung angelegt zu sein. Leider, was mich betrifft, habe ich mich zu so vielen Arbeiten für die Zukunft verpflichtet, daß es mir zu meinem großen Bedauern unmöglich ist, die Composition desselben zu übernehmen, weshalb ich die Ehre habe, Ihnen das Manuskript beifolgend zurückzusenden [...]".

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        Studie zum Rosenwunder der Hl. Elisabeth auf der Wartburg, um 1854

      . Bleistift auf blauem Papier, verso weitere Studien in Feder zu dem Bild Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg, 18 x 13,2 cm. Im Jahre 1854 begann Moritz von Schwind mit den Arbeiten an den Fresken auf der Wartburg. In sechs hochformatigen Feldern zeigt er Stationen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Elisabeth. Gerahmt werden diese von sieben Tondi mit den Darstellungen der "Werke der Barmherzigkeit". Die wichtigste Inspirationsquelle für seinen Bildzyklus war das 1836 in Paris erschienene Buch "Histoire de Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, Duchess de Thuringe" des Grafen Charles de Montalembert, das im Jahr darauf auch in einer deutschen Übersetzung erschien. Bereits im Jahr 1855 war der Zyklus fertiggestellt. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist eine vorbereitende Detailstudie für die beistehende Figur aus der Szene mit dem Rosenwunder der Heiligen Elisabeth. Schwind hat hier in wenigen und leicht hingehauchten Strichen die Positionierung von Händen und Kopf geklärt. Sie findet sich nahezu identisch in den fertigen Wandbildern wieder. Trotz der Reduktion der Striche gelingt es Schwind bereits hier, die Verwunderung und das Entzücken über das Rosenwunder auszudrücken. In Montalemberts Schilderung der Szene erscheint über Elisabeth ein leuchtendes Kreuz als Zeichen für die christliche Tat. Schwind hat auf diesen Hinweis verzichtet, aber der Betgestus der Hofdame und des im Wandgemälde am unteren Rand eingefügten Jägers verdeutlichen das Wunder. Die Rückseite der Zeichnung hat er darüber hinaus mit groben Entwürfen für das Fresko "Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg" gefüllt, das zur gleichen Zeit wie das Rosenwunder-Fresko entstand.

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        Extremely rare autograph document in Semmelweis' hand, from his time at the St. Rochus Hospital in Pest were he eliminated childbed fever, medical testimony regarding a female patient, signed and dated 24. December 1854.

      - Despite the wide interest there has been for more than a century in Semmelweis? work and personality there are still today extremely few examples of autograph material by him. In their 1968 article on Semmelweis manuscripts the three authors Antall, Harko, and Vida note: "Researchers always attach great importance to the manuscripts of great personalities. Not only the contents of these manuscripts are of great value, but they are very valuable historical documents and museum pieces too. For this reason and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Semmelweis? birth we considered necessary to summarize what survived him in manuscript form. He left only few manuscripts; the first drafts of his published works are irretrievably lost. In 1940 György Korbuly summarized the number of the discovered Semmelweis manuscripts and he stated in his article: ?if we inquire, how many manuscripts of Semmelweis we know today, the reply is expressively depressing. We know today only 5 original letters of him". (J.Antall, V.Harko u T.Vida, Semmelweis Ignac összegyütött keziratai, Budapest 1968). The authors continue to mention that since 1940 some new Semmelweis manuscripts had come to light in London and Budapest, but that still in 1966 when Ákos Palla described a newly discovered document he estimated a total number of documents known worldwide to be 20-30. We cannot locate any other autograph material in the auction records. The large and impressive document (380 x 240 mm) is a medical testimony done by Semmelweis when he was primary obstetrician at the St. Rochus Hospital in Pest. The patient, Anna Petermann, claimed when she was hospitalized for birth, the 9th October 1854, that she was 19 years of age. Due to two obstetric surgeries Semmelweis however realized that the patient must be at least thirty. The document is signed with a large and bold signature by Semmelweis "Ig. Philipp Semmelweis, Med Doctor & Primar-Geburtsarzt zu St. Rochus" and dated "Pest den 24 December 1854"."During 1848?1849 some 70.000 troops from the Habsburg-ruled Austrian Empire thwarted the Hungarian independence movement, executed or imprisoned its leaders and in the process destroyed parts of Pest. Semmelweis, upon arriving from the Habsburg Vienna in 1850, likely was not warmly welcomed in Pest. On May 20, 1851. Semmelweis took the relatively insignificant, unpaid, honorary head-physician position of the obstetric ward of Pest?s small St. Rochus Hospital. He held that position for six years, until June 1857. Childbed fever was rampant at the clinic; at a visit in 1850, just after returning to Pest, Semmelweis found one fresh corpse, another patient in severe agony, and four others seriously ill with the disease. After taking over in 1851, Semmelweis virtually eliminated the disease. During 1851?1855, only eight patients died from childbed fever out of 933 births (0.85%). Despite the impressive results, Semmelweis?s ideas were not accepted by the other obstetricians in Budapest. The professor of obstetrics at the University of Pest, Ede Flórián Birly, never adopted Semmelweis?s methods. He continued to believe that puerperal fever was due to uncleanliness of the bowel. Therefore, extensive purging was the preferred treatment. After Birly died in 1854, Semmelweis applied for the position. So did Carl Braun ? Semmelweis?s nemesis and successor as Johann Klein?s assistant in Vienna ? and Braun received more votes from his Hungarian colleagues than Semmelweis did. Semmelweis was eventually appointed in 1855, but only because the Viennese authorities overruled the wishes of the Hungarians, as Braun did not speak Hungarian. As professor of obstetrics, Semmelweis instituted chlorine washings at the University of Pest maternity clinic. Once again, the results were impressive." (Wikipedia). One folio leaf (380 x 240 mm) brown paper, very light folding crease to middle (no damage), some creasing to lower part of the leaf but far from and not effecting any writing, sligh [Attributes: First Edition]

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        der ganzen Erde nach den besten astronomischen Bestimmungen, neuesten Entdeckungen und kritischen Untersuchungen entworfen.

      Weimar, Verlag des geographischen Instituts, (1854).. 58 x 38 cm. Gestoch. Titel, doppelblattgr. Register und 70 meist grenzkolor. Kupferstich-Karten. HLdr. d. Zt.. Espenhorst, PP, 1.1.4 Kiepert Period (1847-1855). - "Ab dem Jahr 1846 wurde der Atlas erneut mit nun teilweise durch H. Kiepert revidierten Karten angeboten. Diese erschienen offensichtlich erst nach und nach, so daß erst 1848 wieder ein kompletter Atlas mit nunmehr 70(71) Karten vorlag" (Espenhorst, AS, S. 25). - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, die Gelenke oben und unten eingerissen, die Bindung noch intakt. Die Karten breitrandig, nur wenige leicht fleckig.

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        "Das Fronleichnams= Fest auf dem Marienplatze in München".

      . Lithographie bei Singer, München, 1854, 25 x 36 cm.. Nicht bei Lentner u. in Slg. Proebst. - Vor der zu einem Altar hergerichteten Mariensäule feiert die amtierende Geistlichkeit, der Hof und sehr zahlreiche andächtige Bürger das Fronleichnamsfest, im Hintergrund die Frauentürme. - Gut erhalten. Gerahmt.

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        A History of the English Poor Law in Connexion with the Legislation and Other Circumstances Affecting the Condition of the People WITH A History of the Scotch Poor Law in Connexion with the Condition of the People WITH A History of the Irish Poor Law

      London: John Murray, 1854. London: John Murray, 1854. Four volumes complete - Volume One - 'A History of the English Poor Law', Volume One, xxix, [1], 408pp; Volume Two - 'A History of the English Poor Law', Volume Two, vi, [xxix], [1], 467pp, [1]; Volume Three - 'A History of the Scotch Poor Law', published in 1856, x, 288pp and Volume Four - 'A History of the Irish Poor Law', published in 1856, x, 424pp. Uniform original cloth, title, author, place and publisher in gilt to spine, covers with double fillet bordering an inner volute frame in blind, primrose endpapers. Spines uniformly faded, minor splits to head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities. Some light spotting internally, largely unopened, previous owner's armorial bookplate (Joseph Jones) to front pastedowns. There was a supplementary volume to the English Poor Laws published in 1899. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. 8vo.

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