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        A LETTER FROM ROME, SHEWING AN EXACT CONFORMITY BETWEEN POPERY AND PAGANISM . BY CONYERS MIDDLETON . LONDON M,DCC,XLI.

      San Francisco. Completed 18 February 1854. - [6],244pp. plus blanks and plates. Original illustrated manuscript, executed on rectos and versos of lined octavo paper stock in black, red and brown inks, then bound in full 19th century beveled calf, raised bands, decorations in blind, spine lettered in gilt, decorated endsheets, with binder's ticket of "J. Tretler, Binder. Washington City." Binding rubbed, small shelf-label removal mark, bookplate (properly deaccessioned from a theological institution), else very good, the manuscript in fine state. A remarkable artifact, being an illustrated manuscript transcription of Middleton's work, executed as a diversion by then Captain Edward D. Townsend while stationed in San Francisco with the U.S. Army's Division of the Pacific, under the command of General Ethan A. Hitchcock. A 2 1/4 page Preface by Townsend, signed and dated by him at the conclusion in San Francisco outlines the origin and intent of the undertaking, indicating that he was loaned an 18th century printed edition of the book by General Hitchcock in the course of their casual discussions about religion, and he made the elegant transcription so that he might return the original, retain a copy, and produce "a memento of many pleasant hours in San Francisco." The manuscript is illustrated with an elaborate pictorial extra-title, and eight illustrations in the body of the work, hors texte, executed with considerable skill in ink and pencil, chiefly of religious subjects. However, one drawing might easily be considered a scene in the western mountains. Townsend (1817 - 1893), an 1837 West Point graduate, had an active and distinguished military career, including service in the Florida War, the Cherokee Removal, and along the Canadian border 1838-41. He transferred to the Adjutant General service in 1846, and was assigned to California from 1851-1856. During his eventual assignment to Washington, he was Adjutant General to General Winfield Scott, and during the course of the Civil War, filled many senior positions (including acting Secretary of War), and eventually was promoted to the rank of Major General. He was in charge of the Honor Guard for Lincoln's burial, and oversaw the official collection of the war records. as this manuscript attests, Edwards was a deeply religious man, and among his later publications is CATECHISM OF THE BIBLE . (NY: Episcopal Sunday School Union, 1859). His ANECDOTES OF THE CIVIL WAR . appeared in 1883, and in 1970, the Ward Ritchie Press published THE CALIFORNIA DIARY OF GENERAL E.D. TOWNSEND, edited by Malcolm Edwards. The illustrations from his diary exhibit the same significant skill evident in the present drawings, although they, of course, relate directly to California. The diary provides ample context for the present manuscript and confirms Townsend's preoccupation with theological matters during his posting in California; however, as a consequence of an unfortunate gap in the printed narrative from 8 February 1853 to 15 September 1854, there is no specific mention of this manuscript. In all, this highly unusual manuscript records one of the off-duty preoccupations of a ranking military figure of significance posted to Northern California coincident with one of the region's most historically important decades. Accompanied by a copy of the 1970 CALIFORNIA DIARY.

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        1854 & 1855 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY FAMED KANSAS ARCHITECT, CIVIL WAR OFFICER AND CHIEF QUARTERMASTER OF THE ARMY OF THE FRONTIER AND ALMUNUS OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

      Providence Rhode Island RI Topeka Kansas KS 1854 - On offer are two [2] autograph letters signed (ALS) dated 1854 and 1855 by famed Kansas architect, Civil War Officer and Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Frontier, J. G. Haskell. "He deservedly ranks with the most skillful architects of the West. In nearly every considerable village in Kansas are found monuments of his taste and skill." William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas. These are written before Haskell had ventured out West to make his name in the Civil War and later forever immortalized as he constructed the State House, State Capital and State University as well as a number of other important buildings. Beautifully written, six full 8" x 10" pages, he writes his old school chum with a delightful articulation and rich prose to Charles W. Gillette and talks of the academic life, current events and College boy shenanigans amongst many other things. Original Envelope with stamp address to Gillette at Humpheyville is included. One letter from Brown University, (1854), the other from Boston.(1855). BIO NOTES: JOHN G. HASKELL, who made a reputation both as a soldier and an architect, was born in Chittenden County, Vermont, February 5, 1832, and was educated at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1855 he entered an architect's office in Boston, and two years later settled at Lawrence, Kansas. During the Civil war Captain Haskell served as assistant quartermaster general of Kansas, as quartermaster of the Third Kansas and the Tenth Kansas Volunteers, as captain and assistant quartermaster on the staff of Gen. James G. Blunt, and chief quartermaster of the Army of the Frontier. In 1866 he was made architect of the state house, building the east wing, and as state architect subsequently constructed much of the capitol; also the State University, Snow Hall, the insane asylums at Topeka and Osawatomie, the reform school at Topeka and the reformatory, were all designed and largely built by him. Here are some snippets: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday Eve December 23, 1854, "I am unemployed a few moments this eve that is some tired and thought something like vicration might invigorate my sleeping sensibilities a little What is the news at old Wilbraham. I often think of that old home for their I have passed some of the most pleasant hours of my life: "the Club" - How does she prosper this term? I wish there was something of that kind here in college There are two debating societies and what are they why they are just nothing at all that's what they are destitute of all interest or anything above the kind of society like the "Old Club" is rare stock in academic markets or within the precincts of college either: There was and is I dare say now a sort a brotherly love and friendship existing between the members of the society. I love to see the muss in the reading Room.I think Miss Lawrence and Hosmer (?) do not move in the same circle: did you call on Ms. L. I passed an hour or so with her quite pleasantly when I was there. She informed me she intended visiting W. this winter .Anything like the outside excitement of an Academy is not found in college, scholarship is the principal most to which the crowd are rushing the Best scholars By the way: Have you heard of the fall of Sevastopol? Humbugs personified- Well now to be Honest Prov. (Providence) was all on live this be with the news of "Sevastopol is taken." Boston papers were quick . I wonder if those newsboys did make a pretty good spic out of the report doubtless you will hear all of this before my letter reaches you.This is the most wonderful age truly disasters and "ship recks" at sea private firms and banks coming in upon the shore. Barnum's Autobiography (P.T. Barnum) and the Siege of Sevastopol* from newspaper talk together with the Nebraska bill and Know Nothing is in to connect the political chain and make 1854 a year long to be remembered in the history of the world as

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        Senate Document: Maps and Views to accompany Message and Documents 1854-5 Part III. Illustrations belonging to Reports accompanying the Message. Senate: 33d Congress, 2d Session Ex. Doc. No. 1.

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer. 1854 - 9 inches x 11 7/8 in., title-page with list of contents on the reverse. With a total of 45, various size maps and plans, a number of these are full-size folding maps, others are smaller, fold-out maps or plans, and some are small, single sheet detail items. Blindstamped black cloth with titling gilt on the spine and front cover. The outer covers show some spotting, light wear; brown spotting (foxing) to the endpapers, flyleaves, prelims., some age related tanning to the maps, with occasional light damp or other spotting. The map & plans relating to Cleveland, Ohio Harbor show wear, tanning, some perforations along one of the folded edges of the map; three inch tear to the map of the Mouth of Gallien River, Michigan; creasing, tanning to the map of Grand River, Ohio Harbor. Most maps are in very good condition. Ink inscription by the early owner on the free front endpaper: J L Ireland July 1855 From Hon'l H[amilton] Fish U. S. Senator.". With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-down endpaper. Some of the areas mentioned: Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Washington, D.C., New York; Isthmus of Darien (in site of proposed inter-oceanic navigation) many maps/plans concern river and harbors. Report contents with numbers of maps/plans: Illustrations accompanying the Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office: numbers: 1-8; Illustrations accompanying the Report of the Commissioner of Public Buildings; 1-4; Illustration accompanying the Report on the National Hospital fot the Insane: 1; Illustrations accompanying the Report of the Colonel of Topographical Engineers: 1-31; Illustration accompanying the Report of the Chief of Ordnance and Hydrography: 1. (Officers Quarters at Annapolis). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery: Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain. Selected from the works of John Lindley R. Sweet and D. Don to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. by a practical floriculturist, 4 volumes, complete.

      London: G. Willis, , First edition 1854 - Pp. (vi, iv, iv, iv), 576, with 288 hand-colored engraved plates (some heightened with gum arabic, 6 folding) after Sarah Anne Drake, E. Dalton Smith, William Herbert, and others, by Weddell, Bailey, Barclay and others. Contemporary light brown calf, gilt-tooled and blind-stamped, spine with red and black morocco labels for title and volume number, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, lg 8vo (237 x 150 mm). This fine set features the work of some of the greatest British botanical artists of the period - it is based on the earlier works by Lindley, Sweet and Don. Of the three, only Lindley was alive at the time of this re-issue, which was updated with text by an unidentified "practical floriculturalist". A rare work that is seldom offered. One folding plate (no. 153) in vol. III is split at fold and professionally hinged with cloth, a few faint scuff marks to the outer edges of volume I and to the rear side of volume II, the text and fine hand-colored plates of all four volumes are exceptionally bright and clean, the superb period binding is also near faultless; a beautiful copy in near fine condition.

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        A CENTURY OF FERNS

      William Pamplin 1854 - 1st 1854. Good condition with no wrapper. Being figures with brief descriptions of 100 new, or rare, or imperfectly known species of ferns, from various parts of the world. Leather spine with gilt titles. 100 colour plates. Spine edges are worn. Corners are bumped. Front and rear joints cracked. Inscription in ink to title page. Some light foxing. Illustrations are bright. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America,

      Philadelphia, D. Rice and A. N. Hart,, 1854. with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs... 3 volumes, octavo (260 × 164 mm) original red hard-grain morocco, raised bands to the spine, title gilt direct to the spine, compartments gilt, elaborate gilt panelling with arabesque and foliate tools to the boards, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles. With coloured lithographic frontispiece and 120 hand-coloured lithograph portraits. Strictly contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpapers of each volume, modern book-label of Duncan Guthrie beneath. Some light shelf-wear, cream endpapers darkened through oxidization, light browning and some scattered foxing, but a very handsome set. Second octavo edition. A highly successful publication running to five impressions within the first few years of publication. The same plates were used for all the early editions of this work and their quality remained high up to the third or fourth edition. Perhaps for this reason the usual prejudice against any but the first printing of a work is suspended and what really seems to matter here is the quality of the binding and the impressions of the plates. The present set is in excellent condition, both internally and externally, the better quality morocco binding still very sharp. McKenney, who was superintendent of [American] Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830, collaborated with James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, to produce this book. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the water-colours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. The original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves the only known likeness of many of the most prominent Native American leaders of the early 19th century. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publication involved a number of different printers and lithographers.

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS.

      Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1854. - Three volumes. 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, most after Charles Bird King. Contemporary American red morocco gilt, covers elaborately blocked with a panelled design, a.e.g. Extremities lightly rubbed. Internally clean. Colors bright and fresh. Very good to near fine. Fine copy of the second octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format first published between 1836 and 1844. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and coloring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he travelled west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. HOWES M129. McGRATH, p.206. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 53 (1st octavo ed). SABIN 4341 (ref). SERVIES 4028.

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        Himalayan Journals or Notes of a Naturalist, in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, Khasia Mountains Etc. [2 Vols.]

      John Murray, London 1854 - Bound in brown half leather with gilt stamped title, rules, and decoration to ribbed spine, marbled paper to boards and speckling to edges of pages. Includes all plates and maps. Both volumes with wear to edges and corners of leather and boards, scuffing and light scratching to marbled paper of boards, and some foxing throughout, heavier to plates and cloth backing of foldout maps, and with light elliptical outlines of a sticker shadow to title pages. Damp stain to leather of spine of first volume (only visible in contrast to unaffected areas of leather of front board) with damp affecting corners of cloth backing to cloth mounted maps bound into rear, and top inside corner of plates, one page creased and a few small spots of soiling to interior, small tear to bottom edges of frontis and title page at gutter, erratum fragmentary and pasted to title page. Second volume with scratch to leather of front board, bumped corners, damp stain to top corner at head of spine, but continuing onto the front and rear, nearly half the length of the spine for rear, damp affecting top edges of plates. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faust.

      I.G.Cotta'schen Verlag, 1854-8. - Eine Tragodie. Mit Zeichnungen von Engelbert Seibertz. Folio. 2 vols. (vi), 165, (iii), 215pp. 25 engraved plates. Numerous text-illus. Full red morocco, gilt decorated, gilt edges, internally slightly spotted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South Australia. Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land and Settled Parts of Australia, with plans of the City of Sydney, and of the town of Adelaide.

      James Wyld, Ca 1854, Charing Cross East, London: - The map extends from Wide Bay in the north to Wilsons Promontory in the south. Insets of Adelaide, Western Australia, Van Dieman's Land, and Sydney. The title on the map is: Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land and Settled Parts of Australia. Dedicated to Major Sir T. L. Mitchell . surveyor of New South Wales. The map shows both Australia Felix and Victoria and includes Gold Deposits and Railroads; the northern border of New South Wales shown. Folded, dissected and mounted on linen, fresh and clean. With the original dark green slipcase with white and gray label with black decorative floral border; very good. Slipcase rubbed at corners, marked on verso; later spine label partially torn away. Tooley 1420. Map in original outline color, 38 1/2 x 26 1/4". Very good.

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        PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA HABANA. DECIMA CORRIDA DEL PRIMER ABONO, PARA EL DOMINGO 16 DE JULIO DE 1854, A LAS 5 DE LA TARDE [caption title].

      Havana. 1854. - Broadside, 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Printed on green paper. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling, minor separation at some folds. A few contemporary notations. Very good. Cuban broadside advertising a bullfight featuring the matador Don Manuel Rodriguez Lanza and the "8 toros de muerte." The top of the sheet features a woodcut of a matador holding his cape out to a bull. The first swordsman for the fight is Manuel Diaz Lavi, with two alternates listed. The Banderilleros and the Picadores for the fight are also listed by name. Bullfighting was a popular entertainment in Cuba during the Spanish colonial period, though it was done away with after Cuban independence at the beginning of the 20th century.

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        The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829, during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshall Diebitch.

      London, John Murray, 1854. - 8vo. VI, (2), 476 pp. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. Original red cloth with giltstamped spine title. First English edition of Moltke's "Der russisch-türkische Feldzug in der europäischen Türkei 1828-1829" (Berlin 1845). A brilliant account of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828/29, sparked by the Greek War of Independence. "BM 162:392 attributes the translation to Lady Duff Gordon" (OCLC). The preface erroneously states the autor to be dead. - Occasional insignificant foxing; some wear to extremeties. OCLC 3800702. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London : J. Murray 1854 - Physical desc. : vi, 476 p. , 13 folded leaves of plates : maps, plans ; 22 cm. BM 162: 392 attributes the translation to Lady Duff Gordon. Subject: Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality. 1 Kg. 476 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS [with] BIOGRAPHIES [with] SPEECHES [with] LIFE & LETTERS OF MACAULAY by his nephew George Otto Trevelyan.

      Longman 1854, 1869, 1860, 1877, London - Four titles uniformly bound in six volumes by Zaehnsdorf in full calf with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines beautifully finished with black title labels gilt and dense gilt in the panels with central embossed rose ornaments [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shooting in the Himalayas. A Journal of Sporting Adventures & Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere etc.

      London: Richard Bentley 1854 - 8vo. (xii) + 375 p.p.Engraved half title, guarded lithographic frontis. (of bear stalking) + 7 other tinted lithographic plates + 15 woodcut vignettes in text + b/w folding map.Plates by Sir E. P. Campbell, engraved by Hullmandel & Walton.Original decoratively blind & gilt stamped cloth, vignette of ibex to front bd., gilt vignettee to back bd., spine decoratively gilt.Rubbed & with some stains to bds., corners knocked & worn, spine browned, spine extremities worn & with some fraying of edges.E.p.'s mottled, frontis foxed & with stain to lower left hand corner (not affecting engraved surface), other plates with spotting & mottling to margins.Ibex plate damaged; image sound bar small stain to upper right hand corner, but margins torn, creased & frayed, with some loss to base (though title & engraver's notes present)C. 1.5 in. diagonal tear to Buspa Valley plate.Map foxed & with 1 cm.nick to lower margin.Occasional spotting but text generally clean, tight & good.G+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shooting in the Himalayas A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary,Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere Etc

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - Large 8vo.1854. 375pp. Folding map + 8 litho plates. (some marginal foxing to plates). Browning to fore-edges. Good.Bound in half calf gt and marbled paper-covered boards. Light fading to spine and top edges of boards. Good and gilt bright. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1811, 1812, 1813, AND 1814. Or the First American Settlement on the Pacific.

      N.Y.: Redfield 1854 - Translated and Edited by J.V. Huntington. 1st edition in English (after the 1st French edition of 1820). Small 8vo. 376pp + 8pp (pub. adv.). 3 woodcut plates. Blind-stamped green cloth, gilt. Some scattered spotting, also affecting plates, but generally quite clean for this title. Small bookplate. Very good. The first published account of John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish a foothold in the fur trade of the Pacific Northwest. As a clerk in the service of the Pacific Fur Company, Franchere sailed to the Columbia River aboard Astor's ship Tonquin, and spent his entire time at Fort Astoria. After the purchase of Fort Astoria by the North West Company in 1814, rather than accept employment with the new owners, he left his position as clerk and travelled overland back to Montreal to continue his employment with Astor, quickly advancing to become the Montreal agent for Astor's American Fur Company. His narrative contains valuable first-hand commentary on the state of the fur trade, and the rivalry between fur companies. He stopped at the N.W.C.'s Fort William on his way to Montreal, and recorded one of the best contemporary descriptions of the fort and its operations. Franchere's strong convictions are evident in the way he bravely points out inaccuracies in Washington Irving's famous work entitled Astoria. The appendix, new to this English edition, gives a very useful synopsis of the fate of others involved in the Astoria adventure. [Peel 3: 80, Strathern 194(i)] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. 12mo (7-1/4 x 4-3/8 inches). Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and a engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Original brown vertical ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers, with 8-page publisher's advertisements dated April 1854 bound in between rear endpapers (no priority established among the catalogues), some wear to spine extremities and corners, gilt on spine very slightly darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, a few small ink marks on Contents page, upper corner of text mildly dampstained throughout, some intermittent light soiling in text, small portion of lower corner of pp. 117-8 missing, overall, a very good copy, housed in green cloth clamshell case. Allen, pp. 8-10; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63 . Nice unsophisticated copy

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        The Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh, A. and C. Black,, 1854. 48 volumes, small octavo (160 × 97 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, double morocco labels crimson and green, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Illustrated frontispiece and title page to each volume. Bookplates to front pastedown and front free endpaper of volume I, the rest with bookplates just to pastedowns, the occasional minor blemish, some light scuffing to boards, overall in excellent condition. A bright and decorative library set of Scott's works.

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        Histoire de la peinture en Italie

      Lévy, Paris 1854 - STENDHAL ~ Histoire de la peinture en Italie.~ Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1854, in-12, demi-maroquin à coins anthracite, dos à cinq nerfs, 432 pp. Dédié à Napoléon le Grand, empereur des français. Seule édition complète, entièrement revue et corrigée, rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. TOMES I à XXX. REPRODUCTION TEXTUELLE DE L'EDITION DE 1815-1820 DE A. LEBEL, IMPRIMEUR DU ROI A VERSAILLES AUGMENTEE DE L'HISTOIRE DE BOSSUET PAR LE CARDINAL DE BAUSSET.

      LOUIS VIVES 1854 - R260128066: 30 volumes d'environ 350 à 650 pages. Frontispice en noir et blanc dans le tome 1. Assez bon état général. Une dizaine de dos fendus ou coupés. Légers manques sur quelques dos. Pages non coupées sur 17 tomes. Quelques tomes aux pages en partie coupées. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        The Newcomes : memoirs of a most respectable family / edited by A. Pendennis, Esqre. ; illustrated by Richard Doyle - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : Bradbury & Evans, [1854-55] - Physical desc.: 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject: Families - England - Fiction. Family - England - Fiction. English fiction - 19th century.Other names: Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883, [ill.]. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I,971. Finely bound both in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. 0 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second: Complete 5 Volume Set

      London: Longman Brown Green & Longmans 1854 - Very attractive complete set of 5 matching HB volumes, 10th edition, in publisher dark green pebble effect Morocco with gilt detail. Spines have 5 raised bands, gilt titles & gilt decor. Paged edges and endpapers marbled with just Vol., 1 having neat prev. owner inscription on 1st preliminary page 'Harriet Felton'. A bright tight clean set (14 x 22.5cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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        L' OSSERVATORE DI NAPOLI ossia Rassegna delle istituzioni civili, de' pubblici stabilimenti, de' monumenti storici ed artistici, e delle cose notevoli di Napoli. Con una breve descrizione de' suoi contorni, specialmente delle antichità di Pozzuoli, Ercolano, Pompei, Stabia, Pesto, etc. E la indicazione di tutte le strade della capitale, e delle notizie che vi agevolano il provedimento di quanto è necessario al ben vivere. Opera indispensabile al napoletano e al forestiero in Napoli. Illustrata coi rami allusivi di.

      Del Vaglio,, Napoli, 1854 - in-8, pp. (8), 592, (4), bella leg. t. tela edit. con piatti riquadrati e tit. oro al d. Con 2 ritratti in antip. (Ferdinando II e Teresa Isabella). Con 22 piacevoli tavv., anche ripp., inc. in rame e raff. monumenti e vedute. Un ritratto brunito. Rarissima prima ediz. Belliss. esempl. [535]

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 8 comprising text pages 213-240 & plates 36-40 as issued in original wraps.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia 1854 - exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; Lithograph; 4to; 28 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Map of Oswego County, New York, from actual surveys under the direction of Samuel Geil . by B.J. Hunter

      Gillett, Matthews, Philadelphia 1854 - A fine copy with beautiful colouring of this important large-scale map of Oswego County, New York Established in 1816, Oswego County occupies 968 square miles of land on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario. The present handsome map was the largest and best of Oswego in the nineteenth century. Each township is individually coloured, with every rural property owner located and identified by name. The map includes fifteen integral town plans (some flanked by listings of local businesses) and eight vignette views. The town plans are for the following: Constantia, Mexico, Sand Bank, Pulaski, Oswego, Cleveland, Washingtonville, Fulton, Central Square, Phoenix, Parish, Scriba, New Haven, Hannibal and Hannibal Centre. It is interesting to note that although the map is constructed by Hunter from surveys produced by Geil, it was registered for copyright (in 1854) by Robert Pearsall Smith. Beginning in 1853, Pearsall Smith had contracted with a number of local surveyors to construct maps of New York counties: this was evidently one of those maps. The map is here presented as a case map, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date, rather than in wall map form, thus preserving the beauty of the original colouring, and without the varnish that tends to be such an unwelcome feature of wall maps of the period. Ristow American Maps & Mapmakers p.392.; not in Rumsey. Engraved map, full original hand-colouring, folding in 36 sections, backed onto linen at a contemporary date, edged with green silk ribbon.

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields 1854 - First edition. One of 2000 copies. Original publisher's blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved title-page vignette of Thoreau's hut, chart of Walden Pond, and 8-page publisher's catalogue dated June, 1854. The Bibliography of American Literature states that the ads are inserted "the varying dates of no known bibliographical significance," it is still preferable to have ads that are dated prior to publication (August 9, 1854). A few very minor stains to covers, spine ends lightly worn with minor chipping. Internally, very clean with a few scattered spots of foxing and a stain to the upper corner of the first several leaves, early pencil notation to front flyleaf noting, "Choice Copy, 1st ed." A completely unsophisticated and bright copy without any repair or restoration. Housed in a custom folding case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE RIFLE AND THE HOUND IN CEYLON. With numerous illustrations printed in colours, and engravings on wood.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., London 1854 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xii + 409 pp + [i] pp. + [2] + 32 pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Publisher's advertisements on front and rear pastedowns. Binder's label, Bound by Westleys and Co. Friar Street London. Later art nouveau style bookplate with initials and Latin motto. Slight water staining on rear and margins of frontispiece and occasional foxing elsewhere but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 6 coloured lithographs, including frontispiece and by wood engravings in text. An account of hunting with hounds, especially elephant shooting, by Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-93) who settled in Ceylon, 1845-55. The traveller and explorer later took part in an expedition to the Nile, 1861-65, which led to the European discovery of the lake, named Lake Albert. The early editions of this popular work, with the beautiful lithographs are very scarce. SPORTS/PASTIMES CEYLON ANIMALS SPORT- ASIA 19TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED SPORTS/PASTIMES

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        Voyage Dans La Russie Méridionale Et La Crimée par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie.

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie, 1854 & [Paris]: Gihaut Frères, [c1838-1848]. - tall 8vo. (text) plus folio album of plates. pp. xiv, 510, [2 leaves]errata & plate list. with half-title; pp. 2 p.l., 64. text volume with 2 folding hand-coloured maps, engraved frontis. portrait, 26 wood-engraved plates (10 hand-coloured) & numerous wood-engraved head & tailpieces, initials & vignettes after drawings by Denis Auguste Marie Raffet; 1 double-sided plate of music. plate volume with 100 lithographs on papier de chine, mounted (1 tinted; incl. general title & 9 divisional titles), numbered from 1-100. no plate list on verso of title. text bound in contemporary half red morocco, gilt back (edges shelf-worn, light foxing to maps, some plates & adjacent leaves), the album in contemporary half purple morocco (spine ends very neatly repaired, light shelf wear to edges, some foxing mainly affecting printed title & plate margins). Second Enlarged Edition of the Text; First Edition of the Plate Volume. Account of an exploring expedition through Hungary, Wallachia (Romania) and Moldavia to southern Russia and the Crimea (Ukraine) in 1837 made by Russian capitalist and philanthropist Anatolii Demidoff in company with several French scientists, engineers, and savants. Denis Auguste Marie Raffet was appointed staff artist on the expedition. The appeal of the book was broad, as Raffet managed to capture the interest of "the military expert and the engineer, the captain and the simply curious like ourselves." "The wild scenery and exotic architecture of the region are displayed; cities and villages alternate with rivers, plains, and mountains. Hungarian, Tartar, and gypsy life is shown with a vivid command of "local colour". The grandiose military colony of Czar Nicholas at Vosnessensk appears in all its glory, even as the vast Russian army is passed in review. And there are many portraits, the most striking of which is that of the Czar (no. 56), the most engaging that of Raffet himself (no. 94) in the uniform of the expedition with his sketchbooks under his arm." "It is invidious to choose among many outstanding plates. As representative as any is the group of "Jewish traders and merchants" (no. 30) observed at Odessa, the metropolis of southern Russia. They are shown in animated discussion outside a favored café. All are dressed in long robes with broad-brimmed hats, even the children who have joined their fathers on the way home from school." (Ray) Brunet II 584. Ray, The Art Of The French Illustrated Book 1700 To 1914, 119 & cfRay 204 (1st Edn. of text). Vicaire III 167-69. cfNerhood 206. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        History of California, from its Discovery to the Present Time

      Boston: John P. Jewett, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Original brown cloth, worn at the corners and with some loss to the cloth at the spine ends. Old library mark to spine, and stamps to endpapers, final page, and copyright page, but no other library marks. Clean internally and with the map in very good condition - slight creasing at the edges, two small tape repairs that appear to be preventative to the verso. The map is dated 1854 (2d state). xi, 356pp. Howes C-127, Sabin 10764. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Exploration. Inventory No: 045054.

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        Wild Scenes and Song Birds. illustrated with... colored lithographs, drawn by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

      New York: George P. Putnam & Co., 1854. 8o (243 x 163 mm). 20 chromolithographed plates, drawn on stone by Max Rosenthal, printed by L.N. Rosenthal of Philadelphia after Mrs. Webber (15) or Miller (5) (occasional browning and spotting). (First text leaf inlaid, some scattered soiling, a few marginal tape repairs.) Very soft folds to a few early pages. Original publisher's black morocco gilt, cover with elaborate blocked design in gilt and blind with large central sunken lozenge blocked with a gilt vignette of the "southern mocking bird" signed "Tompson" (in reverse) (rebacked). Gilt edges. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF ONE OF ONLY TWO PUBLISHED WORKS TO CONTAIN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS AFTER ALFRED JACOB MILLER, ONE OF THE THREE GREAT EARLY "WESTERN" ARTISTS. Miller's contribution consists of five views of Indian life, four of which, according to the author, are of "scenes in the camp of the Delawares," although they are almost certainly based on the artist's sketches of the Snake Indians (a sub-group of the Shoshone). Miller, born in Baltimore in 1810, was employed by Captain (later Sir) William Drummond Stewart to record his expedition of 1837 to Wyoming to take part in the annual rendezvous between the trappers and fur-traders. The meeting took place in "a beautiful mountain meadow near Horse Creek, a tributary of the Green River between the Wind River Mountains and the Bear River range" (Ron Tyler Prints of the American West p.58). "Miller's record of that summer is unique, for he was the only artist to attend the rendezvous... He was the first to document the central Rocky Mountains, he painted and sketched the trip out as well as the rendezvous, Indian life, and the plains and mountains" (op.cit. p.59). "The rendezvous was a month long event... The highlight [of which]... was the arrival of the Snake Indians, who demanded that all other activity cease while they paraded around the grounds. But the great opportunity for Miller was the domestic scenes of Indian life that he witnessed and quickly sketched in the various camps and around the meadow" (op.cit. p.60). The five prints in the present work were drawn on stone by Max Rosenthal. Two of them include images of bare-breasted Indian maidens, in the interests of 'decency' these plates were later withdrawn and reissued with the women fully clothed. The prints are titled: 1. Indian Caressing His Horse; 2. Encampment of Indians; 3. Toilet of the Indian Girls; 4. Antelope Chase; 5. Indian Girl Swinging. The remaining prints in the present work are from drawings of birds (13) and flowers (2) by the wife of the author, the birds apparently drawn from stuffed specimens prepared by Mr. Galbraith of Camden, New Jersey. The present copy is bound in a publisher's binding, a deluxe form of the binding not recorded by Bennett, who only mentions the cheaper cloth version. Bennett p.111; Reese 28; Ripley p.307; Tyler Prints of the American West pp.64-5; Zimmer p.667.. Book.

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        Panoramic view of the southern coast of the Crimea.

      London Dickinson 1854 - Panorama on 4 joint sheets, colour lithograph. Dimensions: 36 x 193 cm; some light spotting. Impressive panorama showing the South-East coastline of Crimea from Kara-Dag and Koktebel to Feodosia.

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

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

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        View of St. Louis, Missouri

      St. Louis: Krausse & Hofmann, 1854. A PANORAMIC BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF A THRIVING ST. LOUIS IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY Lithograph: 27 1/4" x 38" (38 1/2" x 49 1/2" framed) St. Louis, laid out as a French town by Pierre Laclede in 1764 to provide a base for his fur-trading enterprise, began a long period of growth and expansion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, becoming the chief gateway to the vast western area that was now added to the United States. St. Louis and indeed most of the central Mississippi Valley enjoyed a substantial land boom during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Dozens of new towns were hastily laid out, promoted with extravagant advertising, and described by their sponsors as the coming metropolitan centers of the country, if not the world. . Book.

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        Uber Resectionen und Amputationen

      Bonn, 1854. First Edition. Orig. stiff printed wrappers. Good; backstrip worn; some spotting throughout; small release stamp on title; unopened. 4to., There are 4 tinted fldg. litho. plates. An exhaustive treatise on amputations and resection illus. with plates of the operations and pathology. G - M # 4464; Hirsch III, 214 -' 16; Wangansteen p. 284.

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        Landschaft mit Häusern in Gmund am Tergernsee.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, mit Bleistift umrandet, rechts unten bezeichnet "Beim Fischer / in Gmund.". 17,6:23,6 cm. Liebevoll-detaillierter und frischer Landschaftsausschnitt, der das zeichnerische Talent der sicher allein im Familienkreis tätigen Künstlerin deutlich belegt.. Die Tochter des Münchner Landrichters Eder heiratete nach 1854 Felix Friedrich Freiherr von Lipowsky (1824-1900), Jurist, Ministerialrat und Regierungspräsident von Niederbayern. Gemäß der Vita ihres Mannes zog sie anschließend nach Moosburg. 1862 wurde ihr Mann nach München berufen, 1871 nach Landshut. Von hier sind jährliche Sommeraufenthalte meist in München und Tirol zu belegen. Nach 1895 kehrte die Familie nach München zurück.

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        Engraved Illustrations Of Antient Arms And Armour

      - From the collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; after the drawings, and with the descriptions of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick. By Joseph Skelton. In two volumes. Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854. Contemporary half crimson morocco over marble boards with spines in compartments between raised bands enhanced by split gilt and flat rule the second and third with contrasting black and brown morocco title labels and the remaining with central gilt motifs incorporating helmet, crossed swords and gauntlet and foliate corners; aeg; Folio, bound in 4s, 377 x 288 mms. First Edition thus. With additional engraved title to volume one, engraved frontispiece to both volumes and one hundred and fifty engraved plates.A finely bound copy of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narratives of Some Passages in the Great War with France from 1799 to 1810. By Lt General Sir Henry Bunbury formerly Quartermaster-General to the Army in the Mediterranean

      London: Richard Bentley, first edition , 1854. xxiv and 471 pages. 6 maps. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf gilt. Described by Fortescue as 'the best military history in our language.' Bunbury deals with the North Holland campaign of 1799 in which he served on the Duke of York's staff and the campaign Sicily and Calabria between 1805 and 1810 including the battle of Maida.

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        Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows

      New York: Goupil & Co., 1854. A BREATHTAKING 19TH CENTURY VISTA OF NEW YORK CITY'S ENVIRONS Hand-colored lithograph Paper size: 30½" x 42", Framed size: 43" x 55" Maison Goupil, also known as Goupil & Co., a joint venture between Adolphe Goupil (1806-1893) and Henry Rittner (1802-1840), was one of the most prestigious and prolific lithographic firms based out of New York during the mid-19th century. Until its take-over by brothers Michael and John Knoedler in 1857, Maison Goupil was responsible for the so-called visual merchandising of America, producing a series of quintessential American images. From city views to alphabet books, political documents (such as the Declaration of Independence) to sporting scenes, Goupil & Co. made the American subject easily adaptable into both local and international markets. This popularized the notion of the United States emerging as the world's cultural and commercial capital to the grander collective imagination. Goupil & Co. emerged during a media boom in the early to mid-19th century, with newer printing technologies such as lithography making the cost of literature and art more accessible to the average citizen. Artists began to lend their talents to publishing firms. Goupil & Co. capitalized on the bird's-eye view, which gave the American public a stunning perspective of their environs from an omnipotent viewpoint. This was the preferred way of "seeing" until chromolithography and photography challenged the printed market later in the century. Goupil & Co published 80 views in total, accounting for over 40 percent of the company's overall product output by American artists or of American subjects. The publication of Panorama of the Harbor of New York. in 1857 coincided with New York's population exceeding the half-million mark in 1850. As seen from this angle, Staten Island and Brooklyn stretch forward showing Manhattan in the horizon. The surrounding waters bustle with ships and other mercantile activity. Major estates and forts are indexed, while original hand color adds exuberance and depth to the overall image. The view is encapsulated by an attractive, stylized border. Originally rendered on canvas by landscape artist John Bornet, this charming view gloriously captures this exciting period in the growth of New York City and its boroughs.. Book.

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        HARD TIMES

      1854. A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. Original blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First American Edition in cloth. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in the weekly "Household Words," from May through September 1854. Toward the end of that run, on August 8th, the American publisher of "Household Words," T. L. McElrath, published the entire book, in wrappers, at 25 cents. One day later, Harper came out with their own wrappered edition, at half the price so as to kill McElrath's -- which it did. Four months later (on December 22nd), Harper came out with this attractively-bound edition, totally reset with 292 pages of text -- the first American hardbound edition.~This is a handsome copy, just about fine (very slight rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing within). Curiously not in Gimbel (A139 is the 101-page edition in wrappers).

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