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        FIENDS,GHOSTS,AND SPRITES. Including an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural

      Richard Bentley.London.,1854. FIRST EDITION.8vo.Publisher?s green wave-grain cloth,covers blocked in blind,spine lettered and decorated in gilt all over,cream endpapers,edges untrimmed.Previous owners neat inscription in year of publication to front free endpaper.A little rubbing to extremities,but a very good copy.-------First Edition of the second publication of John Netten Radcliffe (1826?"1884),who was to become a leading epidemiologist and public health activist.The present work was written while he still was at the Leeds school of medicine,before he entered service in the Crimea as a surgeon attached to the headquarters of Omar Pasha.The text includes learned discussions of comparative folklore,ghosts,dreams and modern spiritualism,with an appendix reprinting Extracts from Professor Faraday?s Letter on Table Moving,from the Athenaeum,1853.The spine-lettering identifies it as part of the ?Parlour Book-case.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME; COMPRISING ALSO A FULL DESCRIPTION OF ITS CLIMATE, SURFACE, SOIL, RIVERS, TOWNS, BEASTS, BIRDS, FISHES, STATE OF ITS SOCIETY, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, MINES, MINING, &c. WITH A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK VIA NICARAGUA, TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK, VIA PANAMA.

      Boston. 1854. - xi,356pp. plus large folding color map. 12mo. Original gilt cloth. Head and toe of spine chipped (more so at head of spine), corners lightly worn. Old pencil inscription on front free endpaper: "To His Excelly. Gov. Clarke." A few signatures pulling, but internally clean. Overall very good. Capron went to California in the spring of 1853 as the agent of several mercantile houses in New York. His vivid account includes descriptions of the lurid side of San Francisco, gaming, Chinese inhabitants, the missions of California, life in the mines, mining techniques, etc. "This work gives extensive treatment to the Mexican War and the conquest of California. Part two gives a detailed description of San Francisco, and part three a description of the gold mines of California" - Hill. The handsome colored folding map by Colton includes an inset street map of San Francisco. COWAN, p.104. KURUTZ 116. HOWES C127. ROCQ 16759. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 254. SABIN 10764. GRAFF 580. HILL 254. RUMSEY COLLECTION 2885. STREETER SALE 2734 (this map in pocket form).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        REYES CONTEMPORANEOS: COMPENDIO HISTORICO FILOSOFICO DE TODAS LAS MONARQUIAS , OBRA ILUSTRADA CON LOS RETRATOS DE CUERPO ENTERO. VOL. III.

      MADRID. IMPRENTA DE LA BIBLIOTECA NUEVA. 1854 - HOLANDESA CUERO VERDE. LEVES ROZADURAS EN PLANO, BUEN ESTADO.SE ENVIAN FOTOGRAFIAS. 670 Págs. EN FOLIO. MONARQUIA. OBRA ILUSTRADA CON LOS RETRATOS DE CUERPO ENTERO DE TODOS LOS REYES, REYBNAS Y PRINCIPES HEREDEROS: CONTIENE ESTE VOLUMEN 31 RETRATOS.(REF.CAD.) 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería balsemana]
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        Plan über die Situirung der technischen Lehranstalt und Realschule nächst dem Hahelthore in Brünn.

      Brünn, 1854 - Kol. OZeichnung. Brünn, 1854. ca. 65 x 97,5 cm. Leicht angestaubt, fleckig, Faltspur m. kl. Läsur. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      C.C. Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. (Boston), D.Appleton & Co. (New York), Boston and New York 1854 - Original wrappers, titled on the upper cover with integral uncoloured vignette, letterpress prospectus on the lower cover Provenance: George W. Wales (Boston, subscriber, pencilled initials on final part, with note of payment for the final part on 6 January 1854) A rare substantial run of the original parts from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America: "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 64 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberry. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese, American Color Plate Books 20. (10 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches). 2 half-titles, title to vol.I with wood-engraved vignette, 2pp. list of subscribers. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Hovey, 68 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Vol. I, parts 1-12, vol.II, parts 1-5 (only, of 12), octavo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        [BOUND VOLUME OF TWELVE ITEMS BY HIM, AND ONE ABOUT HIM]

      Copenhagen. 1854 - 1855.. Thirteen items, as detailed below, bound together in three quarter contemporary calf and marbled boards. A few light, occasional stains, edges a bit rubbed, otherwise an unusually crisp, unfoxed group, with a succession of ownership dates on front pastedown. An interesting gathering of some of the major printed items accompanying Kierkegaard's "attack" on Christendom, in first or contemporary printings: ^a) LILIEN PAA MARKEN OG FUGLEN UNDER HIMLEN [THE LILIES OF THE FIELD AND THE BIRDS OF THE AIR]. 1854. 52pp. Second edition. ^b) GUDS UFORANDERLIGHED. EN TALE [THE UNCHANGEABLENESS OF GOD]. 1855. 22,[2]pp. First edition. ^c) DETTE SKAL SIGES; SAA VAERE DET DA SAGT [THIS HAS TO BE SAID; SO BE IT NOW SAID]. 1855. 12pp. 3rd (?) edition. ^d) OJEBLIKKET NR. 1 [through Nr. 9] [THE INSTANT Numbers 1-9]. 24 May - 24 September 1855. 20;31,[1];16;23,[1];32;26;47,[1];30,[2];22,[2]p p. The first, third and fourth issues are second printings, the remainder are first printings. ^e) Holten, Nicolai. POLEMISKE SMULER ELLER EN SMULE POLEMIK MOD. DR. S. KIERKEGAARD. 1855. 26pp. HIMMELSTRUP 114; 200; 177; and 180.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Le Rhin et ses bords depuis les sources du Rhin jusqu'à Mayence. Collection de vues pittoresques (.) accompagnées d'un texte historique et topographique. Traduit de l'allemand.

      Gustave George Lange u. Scriba frères,, Darmstadt u. Paris, 1854 - Teil 1 (v.2). Darmstadt u. Paris, Gustave George Lange u. Scriba frères, 1854. 8°. (3) Bl., (2), 512 S., (3) Bl. Mit 148 Stahlstich-Tafeln (dv. 1 als Titel) nach L. Rohbock u. Louis u. Jules Langé. Neuerer Halblederbd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel (Titel berieben). Die Tafeln, "gravées sur acier par les premiers graverus de l'Allemagne", zeigen u.a. Andermatt, Andeer, Basel, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Disentis, Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Hohentwiel, Ilanz, Laufenburg, Lindau, Meinau, Meersburg, Pfäffers, Radolfszell, Reichenau, Sargans, Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Speyer u. Worms. - Wie meist ohne den zweiten Teil "depuis Mayence jusqu'à Cologne" mit Text von Alois Henninger. - Stellenweise stärker stockfleckig. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Neuerer Halblederbd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        NOUVEAUX VOYAGES EN ZIG-ZAG A LA GRANDE CHARTREUSE, AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC, DANS LES VALLEES D HERENZ, DE ZERMATT, AU GRIMSEL, A GeNES ET A LA CORNICHE.

      Lecou,, Paris, 1854 - Rodolphe Topffer etait un dessinateur genevois de la premiere moitie du 19e siecle. Il fut souvent considere comme l inventeur de la bande dessinee au meme titre que les images d Epinal. Ce sont ses propres voyages que Topffer illustra avec une verve de caricaturiste. Topffer eut aussi eu une carriere politique au canton de Geneve, marquee d?idees tres conservatrices. 456 pp. in-4, Cartonnage d editeur pleine toile estampee, dos imprime, plats imprimes, tranches dorees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketchbook of Original Art.

      - Sketchbook, signed by the artist "Geer" with her monogram on the front pastedown; oblong 8vo; 6 x 8"; 38 leaves with drawings on 23 leaves them (balance blank); mostly pencil, some crayon, one watercolor of a sunset and its reflection in the sea; original canvas binding which is worn, lacking portions of spine, first signature loose. The drawings and watercolor are fresh and bright. Grace Woodbridge Geer (1854-1938) was a successful portrait painter and teacher. Her paintings are in a number of museums and collections specializing in art by women. A Bostonian, she studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Lowell Institute, and with Tarbell, Triscott, Tompkins, and Vonnoh. Primarily a portrait painter, she also produced landscapes and taught art. She was a member of the Copley Society, the National League of American Pen Women and the Artists Guild. The first and earliest drawing in this sketchbook is captioned „A warm day" and dated July 25, 1894; it depicts a woman in a chair with a fan. The latest dated drawing, July 31, 1900, is the seventh from last in the sketchbook is double-page, and is captioned „Up Essex River." There are four other dated sketches, five captioned drawings, and two further double-page views. Among these sketches are studies of woods and trees, several women, coastal and sea-shore views, a portrait of a black man, chimneys, a tower, and Wild Cat Mountain in Jackson, New Hampshire. On the back endpaper is written „Woodbury, Dixon.Prang.Pencil, Eagle drafting pencil - is harder than", and some pencil shadings evidently to test. On the front paste-down endpaper is Geer’s name written large, the initials GW being a monogram. The drawings are charming and show a mature, accomplished artist at work. Fielding, p. 318. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Frauenbildnis, Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach links.

      . Radierung, auf festem Velin, signiert. 36:25,7 cm. Im breiten Rand etwas angeschmutzt und mit Gebrauchsspuren, zwei Einrisse am Oberrand restauriert.. Die Künstlerin studierte bei C. Hermann (1854-1929), an der Schule des Vereins der Künstlerinnen Berlin sowie an der Privatschule von M. Heymann (1870-1937) in München. Sie arbeitete nicht nur als Malerin und Graphikerin, sondern auch als Spielzeugdesignerin. Ihre Themen waren Porträts, Akte und Stadtansichten, Um 1922/1923 heiratete sie den Pianisten, Komponisten und Schriftsteller H. Winterfeld (1901-1990), der großen Erfolg mit Kinder- und Jugendbüchern hatte. Da ihr Mann jüdischer Herkunft war, flohen sie 1933 gemeinsam nach Österreich und 1938 über die Schweiz nach Frankreich. Dort wurde ihr Mann 1939 inhaftiert. Nach seiner Entlassung 1940 konnte die Familie jedoch in die USA auswandern. Um den Familienunterhalt zu finanzieren, ihr Mann arbeitete zu Hause, verdingte sie sich in New York in einer Fabrik für Stofftiere. Nachdem sie nebenbei eine dreiköpfige Puppe entworfen hatte, wurde sie Chefdesignerin der neugegründeten "Three-in-One-Doll"-Spielzeugfabrik, die diese Puppe patentieren ließ, anschließend Designerin für die sehr bekannte "Ideal Toy Company" in Long Island.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Porträtt av skulptören Bengt Erland Fogelberg (1786–1854).

      - Olja på duk. Signerad: "Sandberg". Skrivet a tergo på en etikett: "B. E. Fogelberg sign. Sandberg". 27,5 × 22,5 cm. Förgylld originalram. Proveniens: Troligen i konstnärens ägo till åtminstone 1831. | C. F. Lindberg, Stockholm 1898. Arkiv: Svenska porträttarkivet, Nationalmuseum, 1937:1909. Utställd: Stockholm, Konstakademien 1822 (troligen). Konsthistorien rymmer många ungdomliga opponentrörelser. En sådan ägde rum på 1810-talet då Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Bengt Erland Fogelberg och Johan von Breda gjorde uppror mot de gammalmodiga undervisningsmetoderna på Konstakademien genom att 1814 bilda Sällskapet för konststudium och anordna en fri modellskola. I detta betydelsefulla vänporträtt möts två av rörelsens huvudpersoner, skulptören Fogelberg porträtterad av målaren Sandberg. Det är ett intensivt ungdomsporträtt av Fogelberg som utfördes innan han 1820 lämnade Sverige för att efter ett år i Paris bosätta sig i Italien. Vid denna tid bodde vännerna i samma hus på Norrmalm, f.ö. samma byggnad där Per Henrik Lings undervisningsanstalt för gymnastik och fäktningskonst var belägen (Jens Lorenz Beeken, Dagbog, paa en Reise i Sverrig [1818], Kjøbenhavn 1820, s. 79). I Statens porträttsamling på Gripsholm finns en mindre replik av porträttet, daterad 1831 (23 × 18 cm. Gripsholm nr 1975. Mauritz Beijerstein, Johan Gustaf Sandberg 1782–1854 (1928), kat. nr 111). Den torde ha varit förlaga till Sandbergs porträtt av Fogelberg i planschverket Galleri af utmärkta svenska lärde, vitterhetsidkare och konstnärer från Gustaf I:s tid till närvarande tid (Stockholm [1835]–42). (Porträttlitografin av Fogelberg, nr 94, är daterad 1840 och uppges i texten felaktigt vara utförd efter ett original av Södermark. Misstaget beror antagligen på att just Södermarks porträtt följer som nr 95.) Sandberg diskuterar projektet och nämner föreliggande porträtt i ett brev till Fogelberg redan 1827: "Jag håller nu på att måla mina samtida skickligaste artister, musici och lärda i samma format som det portrait [av dig] jag målade innan du reste. Forsell har i tanke att gravera dem". (Citerat efter Beijerstein s. 103.)De tre upprorsmännen framträder även i ett välkänt grupporträtt av Sandberg från 1815, hans finaste arbete i genren. Tavlan utstrålar "förtätad stämning av Sturm und Drang" (Sven Erik Noreen i Svenskt konstnärslexikon, 5 (1967), s. 34) och föreställer de sammansvurna inbegripna i ett allvarligt samtal, förenade likt grekiska krigare emot etablissemangets tyranni.Fogelberg hör till Göteborgs stora söner; han föddes i staden och efter sin bortgång i Trieste åtefördes hans stoft till Göteborg, där han 1862 begravdes på Östra kyrkogården.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Voyage en Perse.

      Victor Lecou, Paris 1854 - Edition : Third edition. , Contemporary 1/4 morocco with original embossed elaborately decorated cloth in dark blue, densely gilt spine in six compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two, all edges gilt. , An account of a journey through Persia by this famous Russian traveler. The illustrations, by Trayer after Soltykoff, show the character of Persians., Size : 4to, With 22 lithographed plates., References : Wilson 212. Occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Neuer Atlas der ganzen Erde für die gebildeten Stände und für Schulen. Fünfundzwanzig Karten, von welchen vier Doppelblätter, mit Berücksichtigung der geographisch-statistischen Werke von C. G. D. Stein [...] nebst neun historischen und statistischen Uebersichtstabellen ausgearbeitet und neu verbessert von K. Th. Wagner und T. E. Gumprecht. 27. Auflage.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1854.. Titel, Inhaltsverzeichnis, 9 doppelblattgroße Übersichtstabellen. Mit 25 gestochenen und grenzkolorierten Karten (davon 4 übergroß und seitlich eingefaltet). Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (44 x 53 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen.. Komplettes Exemplar! - "The 'Neuer Atlas' from the Hinrichs publishing house was one of the most successful atlases in nineteenth century German-speaking Europe. It was produced in various forms for some 65 years [...] the later versions, from the years 1852 to 1879 (the 26th through 35th edition), are rarer" (Espenhorst, PP, 953 und 964). Vorliegend die 27. Auflage mit 25 Karten (nicht nur 24 wie bei Espenhorst angegeben), weitere fünf Karten erschienen separat als "Ergänzungsblätter" und sind hier nicht beigegeben. Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis als Folioblätter, die Karten und die Übersichtstabellen (Zeittafeln, Statistik) in Doppelblattgröße und plano gebunden. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, die letzten Karten oben mit kleinem Wasserrand (Kartendarstellung nur minimal berührend), Titel und Vorsatz mit kleinem Namensstempel, Vorsatz zusätzlich mit altem Besitzvermerk. Einbandkanten etwas beschabt, Kapitale minimal lädiert. Schönes Exemplar. *Espenhorst 31 (S. 362). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 960 ff.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel]
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        The Modern Architect; Or, Every Carpenter His Own Master, Etc., For Private Houses, Classic Dwellings, Churches. &c. To Which Is Added the New System Of Stair-Building

      Dayton and Wentworth, Boston 1854 - 128 pages in text. Large 4to, 29 x 24 cm. Sixty-four engraved plates plus frontispiece with an additional four pages at rear: "The New Lien Law of Massachusetts, In Favor of Mechanics, Passed in 1851, with all the Amendments in full to 1853." Shaw, an author of several pattern books presents here a number of house designs (Grecian and a few Gothic, and one Italian villa). His designs were popular in rural New England. Glossary of Architectural Terms. HITCHCOCK 1157. KARPEL B109. "Shaw's fourth and last book. It contains, in addition to the usual practical material, numerous designs for houses in the Grecian, Gothic, and Italian tastes as well as several of the Gothic church designs for which Shaw was well known." Moderate foxing to frontispiece and title page, light to occasional moderate foxing throughout. Bookplate of The Victorian Society in America and owner inscription. No other ex-libris marking. Modern imitation black morocco. Very good/Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Histoire des croisades (4 volumes /4 ) -------- 7ème édition améliorée .

      Furne et Cie - Paris 1854. 4 volumes/4. Format in-8°( 23 x 15 cm )( 3315 gr ). Reliure demi-chagrin havane , dos à 5 nerfs et caissons ornés de fleurons . --------- V-528 , 502 , 510 et 494 pages + 1 grande carte couleur dépliante Hors-Texte ( 46 x41 cm )in-fine du tome 4. ------ 1 illustration en frontispice pour chaque tome . ************** "" Cette 7ème édition fondue en 4 volumes au lieu de 6 pour la 6ème a bénéficié à l'époque de nouveaux procédés typographiques selon les éditeurs . Elle est la plus achevée et a la singularité de presenter l'avertissement des editeurs pour la 6ème et la 7ème éditions . Bon exemplaire , cuir bien entretenu , mors et charnières solides . Quasiment pas de rousseurs . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A LETTER From HOP - O' - MY - THUMB To CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ. Upon 'Frauds on the Fairies," "Whole Hogs," &c. Price One Penny.

      D. Bogue, [1854], London: - Two cuts by G. C. Per Carr, "Cruikshank's reply to Dickens' criticism of his abuse of the fairy tale in Household Words, 1 October 1854. Published in George Cruikshank's Magazine, February 1854, and reprinted in pamphlet form by D. Bogue [1854]." OCLC lists 5 holdings. Per ABPC, last at auction in 1989, the Doheny copy, which then fetched $800. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a rare piece of Cruikshankiana / Dickensiana. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. 8vo. 6-5/8" x 5-1/8". 1st separate printing (VanderPoel A147). Not in Cohn, nor Gimbel. 8 pp. Binder's blanks. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES &c.

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., . 1854 - Folio, 17 1/16 x 14 inches. Chromolithographic title with large vignette, handcolored frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, seventy-three handcolored lithographed maps, charts, and city plans (three double-page). Publisher's red half morocco and green marbled paper covered boards, morocco label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. In a cloth box, leather label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories, including city plans of New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the .ATLAS. concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty- three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, and alter the maps and to hand-color the maps. References: PHILLIPS ATLASES 809. RISTOW, pp.311-13. RUMSEY, p.240.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Description du Royaume Thai ou Siam comprenant la Topographie, Histoire Naturelle, Moeurs et Coutumes, Législation, Commerce, Industrie, Langue, Littérature, Religion, Annales des Thai et Précis Historique de la mission.

      Paris, se vend au profit de la Mission de Siam, 1854. - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-12, (2) + 488 pp. (Tome I) - (2) + 425 pp. (TomeII), reliure ancienne demi-basane, dos lisses, tranches mouchetées, rousseurs habituelles sur cet ouvrage plus accentuées sur le Tome I, bon état d'ensemble. Les ouvrages sont ornés de vignettes et de 16 planches et d'une grande carte dépliante du Siam (petite déchirure). Monseigneur Pallegoix, Evêque de Mallos était Vicaire Apostolique du Siam et fondateur de la première école catholique de Bangkok. Il s'agit d'un des premiers ouvrages sur le Siam parus au XIXe siècle, après la rupture des relations du pays avec l'Occident à la fin du XVIIe siècle. L'auteur examine tous les aspects historiques et quotidiens de la vie et de la culture siamoises. Grand connaisseur du Siam, il a aussi publié de savants ouvrages de linguistique siamoise, un dictionnaire latin-thai en 1850 et un dictionnaire siamois-français-anglais en 1896.

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        The Apocalypse Explained, According To the Spiritual Sense

      William Newbery, London, UK 1854 - (full book description) William Newbery, London, UK, 1854. Revised Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8", 6 Volumes Complete 1854-1871. " A New Edition Revised and Corrected". Cream covers with 2 black leather spine labels, all around page end gold gilt and marbled endpapers. Volume 1 front endpaper hinge paper has tear along its length and a 1/8", 1" chip at rear one and an ink gift note after front endpaper, covers are dirty, rest of endpaper in Fine condition, texts Near Fine. Volume 1 Good+, rest VG-. hard to find set. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Neuer Atlas der ganzen Erde für die gebildeten Stände und für Schulen. Fünfundzwanzig Karten, von welchen vier Doppelblätter, mit Berücksichtigung der geographisch-statistischen Werke von C. G. D. Stein [.] nebst neun historischen und statistischen Uebersichtstabellen ausgearbeitet und neu verbessert von K. Th. Wagner und T. E. Gumprecht. 27. Auflage.

      Leipzig Hinrichs 1854 - Titel, Inhaltsverzeichnis, 9 doppelblattgroße Übersichtstabellen. Mit 25 gestochenen und grenzkolorierten Karten (davon 4 übergroß und seitlich eingefaltet). Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (44 x 53 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen. Komplettes Exemplar! - "The 'Neuer Atlas' from the Hinrichs publishing house was one of the most successful atlases in nineteenth century German-speaking Europe. It was produced in various forms for some 65 years [.] the later versions, from the years 1852 to 1879 (the 26th through 35th edition), are rarer" (Espenhorst, PP, 953 und 964). Vorliegend die 27. Auflage mit 25 Karten (nicht nur 24 wie bei Espenhorst angegeben), weitere fünf Karten erschienen separat als "Ergänzungsblätter" und sind hier nicht beigegeben. Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis als Folioblätter, die Karten und die Übersichtstabellen (Zeittafeln, Statistik) in Doppelblattgröße und plano gebunden. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, die letzten Karten oben mit kleinem Wasserrand (Kartendarstellung nur minimal berührend), Titel und Vorsatz mit kleinem Namensstempel, Vorsatz zusätzlich mit altem Besitzvermerk. Einbandkanten etwas beschabt, Kapitale minimal lädiert. Schönes Exemplar. *Espenhorst 31 (S. 362). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 960 ff. 1800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON MARINE AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, or theory and practice blended in Ship Building

      New York Appleton & Company 1854 - 32x24cm. 4th edition. original blind decorated brown cloth with modern cloth spine. pp421, ii. suffering from fairly extensive, but mostly marginal 'foxing', and with the preface page rather ragged. covering the whole gamut of ship building, with chapters dedicated to the history of shipbuilding, building ocean steamers, coasting, and river vessels, warships, yachts, etc. he 4th edition, considerably enlarged from earlier editions, and complete with the tinted frontispiece depicting the paddle-stamer Georgia, and the series of blue-print style plates. 001. 018 1201 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Edward Livermore, Boston 1854 - 140 pages. 28 1/2 x 24 cm. First published, 1848. Fifty full-page engraved plates and sixty wood engravings. Uncommon publication, being both a builder's guide and house pattern book." HITCHCOCK. 219. KARPEL B268. "Contains a supplement on rural architecture by Louis E. Joy. This edition is of special interest for the manner in which it is illustrated; it contains `old fashioned' full page copper engravings of the orders interleaved with more up-to-date wood engravings on the text leaves. The additions on rural architecture include Gothic and Tudor cottages, and Elizabethan and Italian villas. When first published it was a late Greek revival pattern book. " Scattered intermittent foxing, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt. Handsomely recased in modern full brown leather. Near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cheerful Chapters

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A series of amusing tales written by George Mogridge under the pseudonym Old Alan Gray. George Mogridge (Old Humphrey) (17 February 1787 2 November 1854) was a prolific 19th century writer, poet and author of children's books and religious tracts. He is chiefly known by his pseudonym of 'Old Humphrey', under which name he published 46 works, but also used the pen-names 'Jeremy Jaunt', 'Ephraim Holding', 'Old Alan Gray' and others. He wrote approximately 200 published works, many of which are still in publication today, and at the time of his death it was estimated that over 15 million copies of his writings were in circulation. With illustrated frontispiece and two further illustrations. Copperplate inscription to front free endpaper, to Master Charles Smithe, and publisher's catalogue to rear. Binder's label to rear pastedown - Davidson, 11 Jewin Crescent, London. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt decoration. Externally, a little worn. Internally, generally firmly bound, generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Storia militare del Piemonte in continuazione di quella del Saluzzo.

      Degiorgis, 1854-1855, Torino, - Tre volumi in 8° (con aggiunta di un opuscolo), pagg. 714, (1); 720; 36, (1); 1120, con 2 grandi carte geografiche ripiegate f.t. e numerosi piani di battaglia, tra cui la battaglia di Santa Lucia, Novara, Mortara e Vigevano., tabelle nel testo e f.t. Brochure originale a stampa. Davvero interessante e non comune opera di storia militare piemontese, "dalla pace d'Aquisgrana fino ai dì nostri", in continuazione la storia di Alessandro Saluzzo di Monesiglio. Il primi due volumi, cui fa seguito un supplemento di 36 pagine, trattano del periodo dal 1748 al 1796, e dal 1796 al 1831, infine il 4° volume tratta il periodo dal 1831 al 1850. Edizione originale di questa poderosa opera del Pinelli (1810-1865), generale e storico militare, decorato con medaglia d'oro nel 1862 "per i soddisfacenti risultati ottenuti col suo coraggio ed instancabile operosità". Riparazione alla brochure del 3° volume. Qualche tipica ma trascurabile brunitura. Volumi in ordine e parzialmente intonsi. Opera completa anche del supplemento. Enciclopedia Militare, VI, p. 113; Manno, I, 3846; manca al Lozzi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LES HISTORIETTES de Tallemant des Réaux. [9 VOLUMES].

      1854 - Paris, Techener, 1854-1860. Neuf volumes grand in-8 (167 X 247) demi-maroquin vert lierre à coins, dos cinq nerfs filetés à froid, caissons à froid, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l?époque). Tome I : XXX pages, (1) f., 542 pages, (1) f. d'errata ; Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 550 pages, (1) f. d'errata ; Tome III : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 506 pages ; Tome IV : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 542 pages ; Tome V : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 542 pages, (1) f. de fac-similé ; Tome VI : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 539 pages ; Tome VII : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 569 pages ; Tome VIII : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, CCCXVII pages, (1) f., 272 pages, (1) f. de table ; Tome IX : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, XXIV pages, 548 pages, (1) f. de table. Dos uniformément viré en brun. TROISIÈME ÉDITION entièrement revue sur le manuscrit original et disposée dans un nouvel ordre par MM. de Monmerqué et Paulin Paris. Il s'agit en fait de la PREMIÈRE ÉDITION AUTHENTIQUE, COMPLÈTE car sans les habituelles suppressions, établie d'après le manuscrit autographe original faisant partie de la bibliothèque de S. A. R. Monseigneur le duc d'Aumale. UN des 100 EXEMPLAIRES imprimés sur beau papier VERGÉ à la forme. Exemplaire bien COMPLET du supplément de quatre pages intitulé «Contes d'italiens sodomites », placé entre les pages 388 et 389 du tome VII. Ce complément a été tiré à quelques exemplaires et se vendait à part. Au tome V se trouve in fine un fac-similé hors-texte de l'écriture du cardinal de Retz. Le tome VIII renferme l'index des noms de lieux et de personnes. Bien qu'expurgée, l'édition des "Historiettes" publiée en 1834 avait fait scandale. Le témoignage endiablé du mémorialiste porte sur les soixante premières années du Grand Siècle. (VICAIRE, VII, 744-45). BEL EXEMPLAIRE imprimé sur beau papier, au corps d'ouvrage frais et sans rousseur, non rogné, conservé dans une solide reliure de l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dessins originaux : Italie, Suisse, France, Rio / Original Drawings from Italy, Switzerland, France, Rio].

      (Circa 1831-1854). 1831 - 1 vol. in-8° oblong (225 x 300 mm.) de : [64] ff. donnant en tout 54 dessins originaux sous serpente, la plupart légendés, parfois datés, exécutés à la plume ou au crayon, rehaussés de lavis d'encre ou de gouache blanche. Plein chagrin noir romantique, premier plat titré « Album » dans un large encadrement dessiné par un ruban à fond azuré, souligné de filets à froid, tranches dorées : reliure de l'époque. (Quelques épidermures). Important album contenant 54 dessins exécutés sur le vif lors de différents périples réalisés par l'artiste anonyme en Italie : Le lac Majeur, Venise (4), Rome et ses environs (10), Pompéï datés de 1841 (2), Naples (6), Capri, etc. ; en France : le grand Chambord ou Bourbon l'Archambault dans l'Allier, le Puy de Dôme, Le Havre, Vendôme (3), Dieppe (3), Paris, Ermenonville, Neuilly, environs de Paris (3) ; et en Suisse : Genève, Lausanne ; auxquels s'ajoutent quelques paysages exotiques, dont une vue de Rio de Janeiro datée de 1854. Bel ensemble conservé dans sa charmante reliure romantique. 1 oblong vol. 8vo with 54 drawings. Contemporary black shagreen. Important album containing many original drawings executed during different voyages in France, Italy and Switzerland by an anonymous artist. Fine set in a nice romantic binding.

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

      Germer Bailliere, Paris 1854 - Inscribed by the Author 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'Académie Impériale de Médecine &c. &c. / Souvenir bien affectueux / Graville-Havre 8 novb. 1856 / Auguste Delondre." 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FOLDED LETTER DETAILING THE SHIPWRECK OF THE 'HUMBOLDT' NEAR HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA

      HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA LIVERPOOL ENGLAND 1854 - On offer is a super handwritten manuscript folded letter dated Halifax, January 5, 1854. The author details to his nephew John M. Lines "the unfortunate loss of the Humboldt." He describes the sinking which took place in less than an hour on December 5. The ship had taken on a pilot "He ran the ship against a ____ ____ which broke a part of the bow . . . leaking badly, in about half an hour sinking. She was filling with water . . ." Where this happened was about 12 miles from Halifax in a rocky place and "She soon became a total wreck." There were about 750 packages of cargo. "The loss must be heavy, on ship and cargo." The letter measures approx. 7 3/4" x 10". The Humboldt was a renowned ship of the New York and Havre Steam Navigation Co. The Cunard Niagara carried her passengers on to Boston. Research suggests this letter was carried to Liverpool aboard the Cunard Line's America. Numerous postal markings - most indistinct - but a nice clear Liverpool, JA 16, 1854 mark. Mailed to Paris. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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        1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FORMAL REPORT ON THE SHIPWRECK OF THE BRIG EMILY

      Boston Massachusetts MA 1854 - On offer is an original handwritten account in beautiful calligraphic hand of the Shipwreck of the Brig Emily in 1854. This is a superb nautical piece of Americana being a formal inquiry account of the ill-fated ship. It also details a list of expenses paid to different people related to the wreck. Ten pages long and large folio size with numerous signatures. Here are some of the highlights of the account: "Sept 1 Sailed from Philadelphia. Sept 10 While at ancor in Holmes Hole, experienced a very severe gale from E.N.E. both anchors down and all chain out. The gale continued and at noon the brig was Hedging towards the shore. At 4 P.M. she struck, thumped heavily and began to leak, at 6 PM the gale increased, Vessel thumped heavily and leaked, as the sea increased it was deemed best to slip the chins and to let her drive further up, to prefent her pounding to pieces. At 11 the sea was still running high and the brig continue to thum. Sept 11 Heavy gales and sea. Vessel still thumping and the sea washing her. At 4 the tide ebbed and she remained quite still, with 2 ½ feet water in the hold. At 3 PM there was five feet water in her. Sept 12 HP Worth, Jn Howland and GD Smith found the Brig stranded in the west side of Holmes Hole, five feet water in the hold, the hull badly strained, rudder broken and unhung, rudder post damaged tiller and steering apparatus broken, whinglass bitts started, much running rigging chafed and parted, mainsail unseaworthy, fore top gallant sail badly torn, also the flying jib, main top mast stay sail badly chafed, both chains and anchors gone, guff topsail much torn, Stream hauser chafed and parted, channels on both sides started and some of the bolts broken. Sept 28 David Adams, Benjamin Spooner and Stephen Andrews examined the vessel at New Bedford, found her full of water and badly strained and the bottom so far as they could judge badly damaged. Rigging and sails have suffered much and are in bad condition. Recommended that she be taken upon the railway for further examination, Value of Vessel $1025." Calligraphic title on a manilla type paper wrapper with report enclosed. Folded. VG+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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        Approved and Declared to be the Official Map of the State of California by an Act of the Legislature Passed March 25th 1853.

      New York, J.H. Colton 1854 - William M. Eddy Approved and Declared to be the Official Map of the State of California by an Act of the Legislature Passed March 25th 1853. New York: J.H. Colton, 1854 Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 56” x 63” Condition: good; some discoloration along center crease

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

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

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        VICTORIA REGIA: OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA.

      Boston, 1854. - 20 1/2 x 26 1/2. (4), 16, (1) pages plus frontis after a drawing by Allen and 5 plates after drawings by Sharp. Recent boards with linen spine; facsimile of original title label on upper cover. The contents have been completely restored with the paper de-acidified and each leaf hinged on linen. Very good. A cornerstone of American color printing. William Sharp emigrated to Boston from England in the late 1830s and produced the first chromolithograph in the States in 1840. His career culminated in this work which Reese describes as "printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States." The success of Sharp's work is due in part to the fact that the five plates he designed were specifically intended to be printed by chromolithography. Most other practitioners of that time were just reproducing existing works of art. Allen's text provides a history of the cultivation of the lily which was introduced into England, after being discovered on the Amazon in the 1830s. Victoria had recently become queen and the lily was named in her honor. Allen's lily was given to him by Caleb Cope, to whom the book is dedicated. Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, was the first American to cultivate this lily. Reese 19, Bennett p. 2, Marzio Democratic Art pp. 18, 215, 279-80. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de François Rabelais, contenant la vie de Gargantua et celle de Pantagruel, augmentées de plusieurs fragments et de deux chapitres du Ve livre restitués d'après un manuscrit de la Bibliothèque Impériale, précédées d'une notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages de Rabelais, augmentée de nouveaux documents par P. L. Jacob, bibliophile.

      J. Bry Ainé, Paris 1854 - Grand in-8 de 339 pp. + Table; demi-maroquin rouge à grain long à coins de maroquin rouge à grain long bordé d'un double filet doré, dos à quatre nerfs richement orné, tranche de tête dorée (reliure signée : René Aussourd). Premier tirage. - Edition rare, illustrée d'une centaine de figures sur bois, dont 1 frontispice et 14 grands sujets hors texte par Gustave Doré. Bel exemplaire propre et très bien relié (René Aussourd est un relieur qui fut le neveu de Charles Meunier et le premier doreur chez Chambolle-Duru avant de s'installer à son compte avant la guerre de 1914). Petite tâche sombre en pied de dos et intérieur des plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GEMME D'ARTI ITALIANE

      STABILIMENTO NAZIONALE PAOLO RIPAMONTI CARPANO, MILANO-VENEZIA e VERONA 1854 - In 4° Pagine (6) 6 C.N.N.- XXXII/102 (6) Raffinatissima legatura in stile romantico finemente decorata e colorata e dorata ai piatti. Serie di 3 frontespizi di cui 2 in CARTA LUCIDA CON LITHOGRAFIA A COLORI e a caratteri diversi, uno riporta la dedica al "NOBILISSIMO SIGNORE D. EMANUELE FALCO' DUCA DI FERNAN NUNEZ E DI MONTELLANO Conte di Arco GRANDE DI SPAGNA - Sapiente Munifico Protettore di ogni Nobile Industria onde si onora il Bel Paese QUESTE GEMME D'ARTI ITALIANE Paolo Ripamontii Carpano OSSEQUIOSO O.D.C.". Testo inserito in cornice. Contenuti 9 titoli arricchiti da nove incisioni finissime dei più insigni maestri dell'epoca ( 4 sono del Gandini) tutte le incisioni sono marcate a rilievo con lo STEMMA P. RIPAMONTI CARPANO Illustratori: Michele Macchi - Agostino Antonio Grubissich - G. J. Pezzi - M. Gatta - Antonio Zoncada Lussuosa pubblicazione annuale che inizio nel 1845, fu sospesa tra il 1849 e il 1851 per riprendere nel 1852 Ottimo esemplare

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        A Roll of Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford, During Part of the Years 1289 and 1290

      d 1290, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The expenses roll of Richard Swinfield, considered to be John Webb's most significant work. Bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering. Rebacked with new endpapers. Richard Swinefield (d. 1317) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford. He earned a doctor of divinity as well as holding a number of ecclesiastical offices, including Archdeacon of London, before being named bishop. While bishop, he worked to secure the canonisation of Thomas de Cantilupe, his predecessor, whom he had worked for previously. Although he was active in his diocese, he spent little time in politics. John Webb (17761869) was Church of England clergyman and antiquary. He was a keen antiquary and was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1819. Learned in Latin and Norman-French, he was a talented palaeographer. He contributed several papers to Archaeologia, and also published works on Gloucester Abbey and Cathedral. He edited A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield which was probably his most significant work. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including bumping to the corners with some loss to the leather. Internally the pages are clean and bright with some mild spotting on the first and last couple of pages and the veryoccasional handling mark. There is an ink inscription on the front blank..

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        Das liebe Brod. Stuttgart, 1854

      Gebrüder Scheilin, Stuttgart 1854 - Qu-4to, (16,2 x 19,5 cm), 43 Seiten, 2 Blätter (Inhalt u. Verlagsverzeichnis), mit 12 ganzseitigen kolorierten Lithographien. Original illustrierter kartonierter Einband. Erste Ausgabe. Gereimte Geschichte des Brotes von der Aussaat, über Ernte, Dreschen, Mühle, Backen, bis zum Kauf und Verzehr. Jedes der einzelnen Kapitel ist mit einer kolorierten Lithographie illustriert. -- "Das liebe Brod" war für viele Kinder in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhundert und zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts stilbildend. Leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt aber sauber und von guter Gesamterhaltung. Seebaß, Alte Kinderbücher und Jugendschriften, Band II, 240. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal d'un voyage aux mers polaires exécuté a la recherche de Sir John Franklin, en 1851 et 1852. précédé d'une notice sur la vie et les travaux de l'auteur par M. Julien Lemer.

      Perrotin,, Paris, 1854 - Cm. 22, pp. lvi, 414. Con il ritratto di Bellot all'antiporta, un fac-simile d'autografo ed una carta geografica dei mari artici più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso a nervi con bei fregi e titoli in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati, tagli colorati. Qualche lievissima fioritura, ma esemplare di grande bellezza, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di questo interessante resoconto della spedizione cui partecipò il Bellot partita nel 1851 alla ricerca di Sir John Franklin perdutosi tra le isole dell'Arcipelago artico. In questa spedizione il Bellot ebbe il comando di una nave e scoperse lo stretto tra la Boothia Felix e la terra di Somerset che ora porta il suo nome. A questa spedizione infruttuosa ne seguì una seconda partita l'anno successivo dove egli trovò la morte in un crepaccio. Delle sorti di J. Franklin in fine, solo nel 1859 si venne a sapere che, quest'ultimo e tutti i suoi uomini, erano morti di stenti nel 1847. Cfr. Sabin 4567. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans le royaume de Grèce ; précédé de Considérations sur le génie de la Grèce, par Victor de Laprade.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1854, - in-8, [4]-XLIV-[2]-392 pp., cartonnage Bradel de papier marbré, première couverture conservée (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire.Edition originale, peu commune, de ce recueil d'excursions non datées dans la plupart des régions historiques de la Grèce : la région d'Athènes, Nauplies, Tirynte, Mantinée, Sparte, Argos, Larissa, Mycènes, Corinthe, Mégare, Eleusis, Thèbes, Delphes, les Thermopyles, Patras, Missolonghi, etc. L'auteur était consul de France à Athènes. Weber, Gennadius Library, 503. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hrsg.). Hamburg in seiner gegenwärtigen Gestalt und seine reizende Umgebung. Hamburg, (1854 - 56). Mit lithogr. Titel und 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln v. Poppel u. Kurz nach J. Gottheil. Qu.-4°. Reich vergold. illustr. OLwd. m. Goldschnitt (etw. bestoßen).,

      1854 - Mit den bekannten und schönen Ansichten von Hamburg und seinen Gebäuden.- Buchblock vom Einband gelöst. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        L’Acropole d’Athènes. Publié sous les auspices du ministère de l’Instruction publique et des cultes.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Libraires, 1853- 1854 - 2 vol. in-8° ; 356 pp.-4 pl. h.-t. in-fine/392 pp.-4 pl. h.-t. in-fine, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons à froid, rel. de l’époque signée de l’atelier « Ottmann-Duplanil », bel exemplaire. Brunet VI, 29369. Archéologue distingué, savant et écrivain, Beulé, tout juste arrivé à Athènes en 1853, fit poursuivre activement les fouilles de l’Acropole et eut le bonheur de retrouver l’entrée véritable de celle-ci, ses murs, ses tours et l’escalier. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kreuzesblumen katholischer Legenden von Dr. I. F. Castelli. (Noch ungedrucktes Manuskript).

      [Wien, nicht vor 1854]. - Eigenh. Manuskript. Kalligraphiertes Titel- und Widmungsblatt, 216 nicht numerierte Seiten. Mit einem lithographierten Portrait des Dichters. Zeitgenössischer Leinenband mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, Rückentitel und -vergoldung. Blindgeprägte Deckelfileten und Eckstücke, Seidenmoireevorsätze, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 4to. Das hier vorliegende Werk sollte - entgegen Castellis Annahme am Titelblatt - ungedruckt bleiben; weder bei Kosch, der neben einer Bibliographie der knapp zweihundert veröffentlichten Werke Castellis auch eine Aufstellung der nicht gedruckten bringt, noch bei Wurzbach findet sich ein Hinweis auf den vorliegenden Titel. Wie aus dem kalligraphierten Widmungsblatt hervorgeht, hatte Castelli sein lyrisches Alterswerk zur Dedikation an "Seine Heiligkeit Papst Pius IX." vorgesehen. Das Manuskript durchgehend in der sauberen Kurrentschrift Castellis, die Titel und Überschriften jeweils kalligraphisch hervorgehoben. Einige Gedichte (u. a. "Bischof Ludgerus", "Die Schildwache Gottes" u. "Der Braten") - ebenfalls eigenh. von Castelli - mit blauem Farbstift korrigiert. Der Humorist und Dramatiker Castelli, der zu Lebzeiten als "der populärste Dichter Österreichs" (Wurzbach, zit. nach DBA I, 183, 63) galt und dessen Gedichte u. a. "von Goethe mit Lob bedacht" (Kosch II, 531) wurden, widmete sich im Alter neben der Niederschrift seiner Memoiren vor allem humanistischen und sakralen Werken. - Am fliegenden Vorsatzblatt der eigenhändige Besitzvermerk von Castellis Tochter Emilie Weyringer-Castelli; später Teil der Autographensammlung des berühmten Wiener Mediziners Rudolf Ritter von Vivenot (1807-1884, vgl. DBE). Vivenot, "einer gesuchtesten und beliebtesten Ärzte" seiner Zeit (Wurzbach zit. nach DBA I, 1309, 333), erwarb von Castelli selbst schließlich auch dessen Alterssitz, das Gut Berghof in Lilienfeld (nach Wurzbach in: DBA I, 183, 60 [Castelli] und 1309, 313 [Vivenot]). - Der dekorative Einband an den Ecken und Kapitalen etwas berieben, innen papierbedingt minimal gebräunt; im Ganzen sehr ansprechend gestaltetes und gut erhaltenes Widmungsmanuskript. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works - With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1854 - From the Library of Ulysses S. Grant. Each volume bears the gift bookplate, incorporating the seal of Boston: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. From Citizens of Boston. January 1 1866." At the end of Civil War, to show their appreciation of his military service, Boston gave a large collection of literary works to Grant with this bookplate inserted in each volume. On January 16, Grant sent his thanks to the committee responsible for raising the funds for the gift: "Yours of the 1st - announcing that a collection of Books has been sent to me by Gentleman of Boston is received. Through you, permit me to return my thanks - The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money" (GRANT, ULYSSES S.) 3 vols., Small 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope. Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt spines, black leather lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and edges, uniform with boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Lundholm] Förteckning öfver en dyrbar samling böcker och manuskripter, bland hvilka många äro särdeles sällsynta, samt sköldebref, dessutom kartor, gravyrer, planschverk, mynt m.m.,

      hvilket allt kommer att å Bok-auktionskammaren i Stockholm att försäljas onsdagen den 18 oktober 1854, och efterföljande auktonsdagar. Sthlm, J. Beckman, 1854. 8:o. (2),208 s. Häftad, oskuren och ouppskuren i grönt tryckt omslag. Gamla blyertsnoteringar på främre omslaget. Bra ex.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4636. Samlingen tillhörde kungl. sekreteraren A. M. Lundholm (1803-64) och innehöll 4174 nummer. Myntavdelningen är endast 14 nummer, men de är väl beskrivna

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        Promenade Pittoresque par A. Fontanési intérieur de Genève. 20 litografie originali

      Genève 1854 Promenade Pittoresque par A. Fontanési intérieur de Genève. Antonio, Fontanési (Reggio nell'Emilia, 23 febbraio 1818 ? Torino, 17 aprile 1882). Genève, Pilet & Cougnard, Editeurs, 1854. 20 litografie originali: 56 x 38,5 compreso i margini bianchi. 24,4 x 15,5 la stampa. Le bellissime litografie (originali) sono 20, una ha un piccolo difetto. Le stampe sono tutte sottotitolate. Artista di statura europea, nonostante sia probabilmente uno dei più grandi pittori italiani dell' '800, è rimasto a lungo sconosciuto al grande pubblico ed è stato poco considerato dalla critica, tranne l'interessamento di alcuni grandi artisti come Carlo Carrà. Di temperamento romantico, nei suoi paesaggi, ricchi di notazioni intimiste e caratterizzati da un'atmosfera malinconica, espresse una straordinaria capacità evocativa, influenzata dalla conoscenza diretta delle opere di Corot e dei Barbizonniers da una parte e di Constable e di Turner dall'altra.. Leggerissime fioriture sparse nei margini bianchi.

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        Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Eerste - Negen en Twintigste Deel (29 volume set) Met Platen, (Essays of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-29)

      Johannes Muller / C. G. van der Post, Amsterdam 1854 - This is a complete set of 29 volumes of bound essays, some essays in Dutch, the rest in English, from the Royal Academy of Sciences. Each volume contains a table of contents, 5 to 10 essays (about 200-250 pages per volume), all illustrated, bound in their original blue cloth bindings. 4tos., 9x11". They are Ex-library copies: bookplate at pastedowns, gilt stamp at foot of spines; withdrawn and perforated stamps at title pages. No envelopes; no stamping to plates or text. The covers are a bit scratched, but gilt titles are complete and bright. Other than a light tanning of pages, the contents of this set have remained bright and unmarked. Solid bindings. The highlight of this set is the collection of plates; the diverse group of articles is presented with numerous large, fold-out plates that are both interesting and well-preserved. Essays cover the physical and biological sciences, flora, fauna, anthropology, mathematics, astronomy and other arms of science. This set predates the first and second Sections of the Academy of Sciences series. This set was published between 1854 and 1892. As there are over 150 individual titles in this set, we can not list every one; however, digital images or a sampling of two dozen or so titles and authors is available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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