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        A Boy's Adventures in the Wilds of Australia; or, Herbert's Notebook.

      Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co.,, London 1854 - 376pp, illus, publisher's 34 pp catalogue dated August 1854. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Banfield House Booksellers]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Kairo, 28. XII. 1854. - Der französische Forschungsreisende Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds trat 1831 als leitender Ingenieur in die Bauverwaltung Ägyptens ein, erhielt dort 1837 den Titel Bey und wurde 1862 Generaldirektor der Bauverwaltung und 1869 Bauminister. Obwohl weniger bekannt als Ferdinand de Lesseps, hatte Linant einen maßgeblichen Anteil an der Planung und am Bau des Suezkanals. „Der mittlerweile nicht mehr im diplomatischen Dienst tätige Lesseps erhielt am 30. November 1854 von dem neuen Vizekönig Said Pascha, einem alten Freund, die erste Konzession zum Bau eines noch nicht genauer definierten Kanals durch den Isthmus mittels einer noch zu gründenden, internationalen Gesellschaft. In dieser Konzession wird Linant als Ingenieur des Vizekönigs bei der Gesellschaft [.] bezeichnet. In den folgenden Monaten erarbeitete Linant mit seinem Mitarbeiter Eugène Mougel (1808-1890), einem französischen Wasserbauingenieur, eine ausführlichere Planung des Sueskanals. Lesseps legte diese Planung mit seinem Bericht vom 30. April 1855 dem Vizekönig vor, der sie mit Bescheid vom 19. Mai 1855 zum Inhalt seiner Anordnung bezüglich des weiteren Vorgehens zum Bau des Sueskanals erklärte. In diesem Bescheid wurde festgelegt, dass Linant und Mougel den Verlauf des Kanals im Gelände festlegen, nivellieren und kartieren sollten, Sondierungen vornehmen und Bodenproben nehmen sowie die wesentlichen Lohn- und Materialkosten ermitteln und eine erste Einschätzung der Zahl der benötigten Arbeitskräfte durchführen sollten. Die daraus resultierenden Planungen sollten veröffentlicht und von einer internationalen Kommission beraten werden; danach sollte die endgültige Trasse entschieden werden. Linant war sich jedoch bewusst, dass eine Tätigkeit unmittelbar für die Gesellschaft nicht mit seiner Position als leitender Ministerialbeamter zu vereinbaren sei, und vermied es somit, eine Stellung unmittelbar beim Bau des Sueskanals anzunehmen. Er setzte vielmehr seine Karriere fort, an deren Ende er ägyptischer Bauminister wurde" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger des auf Französisch abgefassten Briefes ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Poetical Works

      London: John Murray,, 1854. 10 volumes, octavo (162 x 100 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow, titles to spines gilt in compartments, frame blocked in blind to covers, edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispieces and half-titles with tissue-guards, two plates, all by Finden, after drawings by Turner and others, folding facsimile of "To D" in vol. 1, and of stanza XCII of the third canto of "Childe Harold" in vol. 3. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedowns. Binder's stamps to head of front free endpaper versos and rear free endpaper rectos. Light rubbing to extremities; an excellent set. A handsomely bound and well-illustrated set of Byron's poetical works, including both Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as his various verse dramas and numerous more famous shorter poems.

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        Manuscript receipt, signed "X" as mark of S. W. Gordon, with scrawl as his seal

      State of Texas, Gonzales County, 1854. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Bill of Sale to Wm. A. Matthews of Gonzales County. Folds, some light offsetting, else in very good condition. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of eight hundred dollars and writing "I have this day bargained sold & delivered unto him said Matthews a certain negro girl names Virginia of Black complexion and about Eleven years old. And I warrant said negro Girl to be sound in body and mind and a slave for life." Witnessed by F. Chinault and D. L. H. Daret.

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        TO THE DEMOCRATS OF AROOSTOOK COUNTY.

      July 31, 1854, [np]: - Broadside, 12" x 17". Some old folds, several fox spots, couple of short closed margin tears [no loss]. Good+. Signed in type at the end by about 140 loyal Aroostook Democrats. The Kansas-Nebraska Act opened the Mexican Cession to Slavery and thus repealed the 1820 Missouri Compromise. Deep divisions in the Democratic Party resulted. Many Northern Democrats resisted the call of their dominant Southern brethren to populate the newly acquired Territories with slaves. Maine's Hannibal Hamlin, for example, abandoned the Democrats over the Slavery issue, and became a Republican [and Lincoln's running mate in 1860]. This broadside excoriates such apostates, who have joined forces with anti-slavery men "to batten and prey upon the very life of the Democratic Party," and who are "pledged to opposition to the regular democracy." Hyperbolically, the broadside accuses them of opposing the Party's "very EXISTENCE, plotting her ENTIRE OVERTHROW and DESTRUCTION."Not located on OCLC as of March 2017. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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        A trip to sea from 1810 to 1815

      Long Sutton : Printed and Published by John Swain, 1854. Small octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board (boards a little rubbed), new endpapers, verso of title with presentation inscription dated 1874, vi, 92 pp, internally sound, the pages with occasional fingermarks and some sparse foxing, small loss to upper blank margin of last page. Ferguson, no. 12598. Autobiographical account of young Englishman George Miller's years at sea during the Napoleonic era. He left his home in Lincolnshire at the age of 17, and in his eventful maritime experiences he travelled to Hobart Town in Van Diemen's Land; joined a whaling expedition to New Zealand; visited Sydney; was shipwrecked of the coast of New Guinea, press-ganged in Batavia, and drafted in Penang; visited India; and served in the navy in Ireland, Spain, Holland, France and America. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; State Library of New South Wales;

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        Lectures on Architecture and Painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853

      Smith, Elder & Co, London., 1854. First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 240 + 15 plates with tissue guards. At the rear is a 16-page publisher's catalogue dated April 1853. Original cloth, interestingly patterned..Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title-page: ''Herbert B. Edwardes from John Ruskin''. Also inscribed, possibly not in the author's hand, on the front free endpaper: ''With the Authors compliments''. The recipient was a soldier and colonial administrator who distinguished himself in various Indian campaigns and came to be known as the ''Hero of Multan''. Volume IV of Ruskin's Bibliotheca Pastorum (1885), under the title A Knight's Faith, comprises selections from Edwardes' own narratives of his military operations. In the margins of page 26 there are pencilled annotations, presumably by Edwardes, regarding the moral basis of beauty.Front endsheet cracking at hinge but tight. Snags to head and tail of spine. Very good indeed.

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        The Poetical Works.

      London: John Murray, 1854 - 10 volumes, octavo (162 x 100 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow, titles to spines gilt in compartments, frame blocked in blind to covers, edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedowns. Binder's stamps to head of front free endpaper versos and rear free endpaper rectos. Light rubbing to extremities; an excellent set. Engraved frontispieces and half-titles with tissue-guards, two plates, all by Finden, after drawings by Turner and others, folding facsimile of "To D" in vol. 1, and of stanza XCII of the third canto of "Childe Harold" in vol. 3. A handsomely bound and well-illustrated set of Byron's poetical works, including both Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as his various verse dramas and numerous more famous shorter poems.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        AMS - Eigenhändiges autobiographisches Manuskript mit Unterschrift.

      Leipzig 1854. 1 2/4 Seiten gr.-folio. An den Rändern schwach gebräunt, kleiner Einriss. Christian Georg Theodor Ruete (1810-1867), Ophthalmologe, erster Ordinarius für Augenheilkunde in Deutschland "von ihm rührt die Augenspiegelung im umgekehrten Bilde und die Erfindung eines neuen Ophthalmotrops her" (Hirsch). - Autobiographischer Artikel für die 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855). - Beginnt:"Christian, Georg, Theodor Ruete, geboren den 2ten Mai 1810 zu Scharmbeck im Herzogthum Bremen, daselbst sein Vater Prediger war. Nachdem er von diesem bis zu seinem 16ten Jahre in den Schulwissenschaften unterrichtet war, bezog er das Gymnasium zu Verden, um sich für die Universität vorzubereiten. Als er daselbst zwei Jahre in der ersten Classe zugebracht hatte, kehrte er auf ein halbes Jahr in das väterliche Haus zurück, um mit Hülfe seines gelehrten Vaters die Vorbereitung zu dem Universitätsstudium durch Logik und Philosophie überhaupt zu vollenden. Im Herbste 1829 bezog er die Universität zu Göttingen, daselbst er 4 Jahre, besonders unter Himly, Blumenbach, Stromeyer, Schrader, Langenbeck, Kraus die Medicin studirte ..." - Mit einer neun Titel umfassenden Bibliographie seiner Schriften bis 1854.In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus.

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        Medaille: Ehrlich-Hata, 1912. Geschaffen von Franz Kounitzky.

      Bronze, 66,2 mm. Original - Selten - "Geschaffen von Franz Kounitzky für die Berliner Ärzte-Vereinigung".Zur Feier/Erinnerung der Entdeckung von Arsphenamin als Mittel gegen die Syphillis (606) durch Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) und seinen Assistenten Hata Sahachiro (1873-1938).Modell von F. Kounitzky. Die beiden Forscher mit Reagenzglas / Herakles im Kampf mit der Hydra (symbolische Darstellung des Sieges über die Syphilis).Kounitzky, Franz (1880-1928), Medailleur studierte an der Staatsgewerbeschule und an der Akad. der bildenden Künste in Wien und war ab 1909 als Medailleur am Wr. Hauptmünzamt tätig. Werke: zahlreiche Medaillen und Plaketten, u. a. auf Beethoven, Wagner, Lortzing, Wolf, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Nietzsche, Hauptmann, Anzengruber, Rosegger, Tolstoi, Gorki, Mommsen, Koch, Girardi, Niese, Hofer Sportplaketten allegor. Medaillen.Ehrlich and Hata at work. In the segment = EHRLICH-HATA = above to the right stamped signature. R/PER ASPERA AD ASTRA. Struggle of hercules with the hydra. The hydra has a human hand, with two skulls in it. Above in the background dying people. Bronze, 67 mm. Work of Franz Kounitzky.MEDICINA IN NUMMIS, Sammlung Dr. Geza Faludi, Budapest. Budapest 1929, Nr. 114 Freeman 165 St.948 M. Kovács-Csoma, Medals of Nobel laureates, p.169 L.: N. Fr. Pr. vom 14. 5. 1908 Forrer, Bd. 3 und 7 Thieme-Becker.

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        Views of North Wales - 1854

      1854 - 1854 A series of eleven pencil drawings, some highlighted with watercolour, principally of Dolgellau; Llanbadarn Fawr and Barmouth, minimal amount of foxing, the views, each 36 * 25 cm, mounted on larger sheets with manuscript titles below. Although unsigned the drawings are ably executed with attention paid to good topographical accuracy and detailing that include several inhabitants in traditional dress. From the dates appended it is clear that the artist stayed in the vicinity for several months and may even have resided at the house Bryn Neyfeyd to the south west of Dolgellau. The caption titles read as follows:- Old Church at Llanbadafn Fawr, N Wales 1854. Llanbadarn Fawr, N Wales 1854. Bridge at Dolgelly, N Wales, August 1854. Bridge & Town at Dolgelly N Wales, August 1854. Bridge at Dolgelly N Wales, 1854. Mill at Dolgelly, 1854. Bryn Neyfeyd, Dolgelly, September 1854. Cottage near Dolgelly, 1854. Lynn Lynnoch near Dolgelly, September 1854. Penmaen Pool near Dolgelly, September 1854. Barmouth N Wales, 1854. Housed in a modern cloth case with ties and title in gilt to maroon leather gilt lines label.

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        Historical Collections of Georgia

      New York: Pudney & Russell, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. xiv, 688 pages. Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts. Color folding map in front. Three quarter brown leather hardcover with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Front board reattached. Front and rear hinges repaired. Brown right front flyleaf missing. Marbled paper is shelf worn. Leather is lightly rubbed on extremities. Light scattered foxing and toning to contents. Previous owner inscription, "W J Wyman 1874" written on the front blank end paper. Map is creased at folds and lightly toned. DeRenne II p.568; Howes W 353;.

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        The Non-Slaveholder, Volumes 1 and 2 bound together

      Philadelphia: George W. Taylor, 1854. Half leather. Very good. 24 monthly issues bound together. Complete; each volume contains 104 text pages. Half-leather with marbled boards; 6.75" x 10.25". Sound binding. Clean pages with light intermittent foxing. Old pencil annotation at top of the first title page. Light dampstain to the first six leaves. Some edge wear to cover; two-inch loss of spine covering at head and tail. This ardent abolitionist journal includes coverage of the debate regarding the expansion of slavery, news of anti-slavery events, some early writings of Frederick Douglass, discussion of Quaker events, American slavery laws, Uncle Tom's Cabin, temperance issues including the "Maine Law," and much more. The journal was the organ of the Free Produce Society of Philadelphia and its publisher, George Taylor, managed the city's Free Produce Store. 'Free Produce' included all manners of goods (traditionally made with slave labor) that were produced without any taint of slavery. Such items were much more expensive than slave-produced items, but the most principled Quakers and abolitionists paid the price to keep their consciences clear. Although the Society disbanded in 1856, Taylor kept the store open until after the Civil War when customers no longer saw a reason to patronize him. See The Atlantic Monthly (October, 1868) and Cison's "Quality Came Second" in Main Line Today (March, 2007).Scarce. While digital and microform reprints are common, as of 2017, OCLC shows only a few institutions holding intermittent original issues. Two auction records are on file at the Rare Book Hub.

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        Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers

      Washington: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. Senate Issue. Hardcover. Very good. 198pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Original brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards. 'Senate Documents' and eagle blind stamped on boards. Rebacked with original gilt stamped backstrip laid over. Spine and edges of the covers are heavily sunned; corners bumped; spine slightly rolled back. With two small contemporary bookplates (one on front pastedown and one on the front free endsheet). Sporadic foxing throughout. Threads occasionally visible in the inside margins of the pages. The large folding map is present in envelope at the rear of volume and is in nice clean condition. All plates present. The announced purpose of Sitgreaves' expedition was to determine whether the Zuni River actually emptied into the Colorado, and to examine the territory en route. Wheat described the large folding map as follows: "All in all this map is a monumental achievement and while it is marred with misspellings (such as "Butles for Buttes) it is generally correct and exceedingly well done." Howes S528. Wheat 763. Farquhar 16. Wagner/Camp 230:2 Graff 3809.

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        Himalayan Journals. Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c.

      Two volumes, first edition. 8vo. Volume I: pp: xxvii, 408, 32(adverts dated January 1854). Includes half-title and errata slip. 2 folding partly coloured maps. 5 tinted lithographs, coloured plate of the Dhurma Rajah's Seal, and many text illustrations. Volume II: pp: xii, 488. Includes half-title and errata slip. 7 tinted lithographs including one folding, and many text illustrations. Frontispiece to Volume I is foxed and there is light foxing to some other plates. Overall good copies in original cloth professionally recased with new cloth spines retaining gilt boards and original endpapers.

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        Wanderbüchlein durch die Rhön für Naturfreunde.

      Brückner & Renner, Meiningen 1854 - Kl.8°, ca. 16 x 10,5 cm, IX, 186 S. mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis und Register, ca. 93 leere Blätter zwischen den Seiten mit zahlreichen Notizen, Halbleinenband der Zeit. Mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen, Korrekturen und Marginalien von alter Hand. Unter Umständen stammen die handschriftlichen Eintragungen von B. Spieß. Lang: deutsch 1100 g. Ohne die Karte, Einbandbezug mit Abrieb, Ecken bestoßen, Seiten fingerfleckig und mit Flecken

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        Hide and Seek.

      Richard Bentley, London., 1854. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp viii, 297, [2] adverts; [iv], 322, [2] adverts; [iv], 332. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. The author's third novel, it is believed to be one of the first portrayals of a deaf character in English literature. Faint traces of ownership signatures on title-pages of Vols. II and III. Upper corners of first pages of Vol. II a little creased. Very good indeed. Rare.

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        Piccoli bronzi del Real Museo Borbonico, distinti per categorie in dieci tavole

      Stamp. di S. Piscopo, Napoli (Naples), Italy 1854 - Green library buckram with original wraps bound in. Cover (brownish printed thick stock), Dedication page, full-page color lithograph of excavators recovering artifacts, plate 1, descriptive text to plates 1+2, plates 2+3, descriptive text for plates 3+4, plates 4+5, descriptive text for plates 5+6, plates 6+7, descriptive text for plates 7+8, plates 8+9, descriptive text for plates 9+10, plate 10 which is then followed by three additional unnumbered plates. The first two of these plates illustrate (10, 8) statuary and the third plate illustrates 31 pieces of jewellery and personal adornment items. This creates a total of 14 color lithographed plates. Carlo Ceci was a curator in the Real Museo Borbonico in Naples, now known as the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. In 1854, he published his Piccoli bronzi del Real Museo Borbonico, distinti per categorie in dieci tavole. As the title indicates, this book focuses on small bronze objects from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. Several of the artifacts illustrated in Ceci's book had been found as early as the eighteenth century, but were still unpublished. Although the Kings of Naples, Charles VII and his son, Ferdinand IV, sponsored the publication of Le antichità di Ercolano (1755-1792), those volumes were primarily concerned with works of art that were considered ancient masterpieces. Furthermore, in Le antichità di Ercolano, objects were categorized according to medium (see, for instance, the pages from volume 1 of the Le Antichità di Ercolano, Le pitture di Ercolano, discussed in "Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th Century"). In his own work, Ceci, to some extent, continues this antiquarian tradition: he offers little information regarding the objects' find spots, and limits himself to one medium--bronze. At the same time, he creates a sense of context for these pieces by grouping them according to their function. Ceci's book also reflects a growing interest in all aspects of daily life in the ancient world on the part of scholars and lay viewers alike. (from Google "The Authority of Ruins") The text descriptions of the items illustrated on the plates are provided in Italian and French. All copies located on Worldcat indicate either 10 or 13 plates, thus this copy appears unique. VG, one or two plates tightly trimmed. Previous owner's bookplate inside original cover. Plates are fresh and clean slight soiling here and there on extremities, barcode on last fep (this fep not related to original bound wraps) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autographs For Freedom

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

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        History of the Rise and Progress of the Operations for the Suppression of Human Sacrifice and Female Infanticide, in the Hill Tracts of Orissa.: Selections from the Records of the Government of India, (Home Department) No.V.

      Calcutta F. Carbery, Bengal Military Orphan Press. 1854 - The official view on the subject which caused a bitter feud between two successive Agents to the Khonds. Compiled from Official Correspondence, from the years 1836 to 1854, from the governments of Madras and Bengal. With hand coloured lithographed Sketch Map of the Goomsoor Boad &c., in the Hill Tracts of Orissa, measuring 46 x 38 cm, on a scale of 8 miles to 1 inch. A very good copy in original cloth, but lacking most of spine. Cancelled bookplate of Society of Antiquaries on paste down. pp.146, hand coloured folding lithograph map.

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        Ko Nga Mahinga A Nga Tupuna Maori He Mea Kohikoi Mai

      London: George Willis. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. No signatures. Minor foxing to preliminary leaves. A nice copy. ; Uncommon. viii, 202 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt title in English on front board: "Mythology & Tradition of the New Zealanders". Dark brown endpapers. Page dimensions: 217 x 136mm. Text in Maori, except for the half-title page and the short Preface. Position of two preliminary leaves transposed, as in all copies. [Bibliographical Reference: BIM 453 - "A collection of traditional Maori legends."; Bagnall 2344; Hocken 177 - "describing the mythology of creation, gods and demigods, ancestral migration, and great deeds of ancestors."; Williams 260] ; 8vo .

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        Medizinisches Professoren-Collegium der Hochschule Wien. Gruppenporträt von 15 Professoren der der Wiener medizinischen Fakultät. Große Lithographie auf gewalztem China von August Prinzhofer.

      Wien, Wilhelm Fallenböck, 1854. Bildformat: 485 x 660 mm. Blattgröße: 590 x 880 mm.*Abgebildet sind die Professoren Hyrtl, Sigmund, Redtenbacher, Schuh, Unger, Haller, Rosas, Rokitansky, Brücke, Oppolzer, Helm Skoda, Hebra, Dumreicher, Dlauhy. - Beauftragt und im Selbstverlag herausgegeben von dem Mediziner Wilhelm Fallenböck. Außerordentlich seltenes und großformatiges Gruppenbildnis der Medizin-Professoren an der Universität Wien (1855 gab es davon noch einen Nachstich in kleinem Format). - Größerer geschlossener Einriss vom linken Blattrand bis ca. 12 cm in den Bildrand, 2 kleinere (geschlossene Einrisse im weißen Unterrand (je 3 bzw. 6 cm) ohne Bildberührung. Leichte horizontale Knickspur mittig, die weißen Außenränder etwas gebräunt. Abgesehen von dem restaurierten Einriß links ist der Platten- bzw. Bildbereich sauber und gut erhalten in einem breitrandigen Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Feathered Favourites. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds.

      

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        Les modes parisiennes.

      Cm. 27 x 19, pp. 600 ca. di testo. Con molte incisioni nel testo e 51 belle tavole f.t. in fine coloritura coeva. Solida legatura coeva in piena percallina, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Raccolta di fascicoli apparsi nel 1854 di questa celebre pubblicazione di moda parigina.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church

      Oxford:: Printed at the University Press, 1854, 1853., 1854. Two parts in one volume. 8vo. Original dark olive green blind-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt, with a fancy calligraphic monogram to the upper and lower covers "BCP", by Hayday. With a green cloth thumb-holed slip-case (felt-lined); case edges are worn. Book is excellent. Fine. With a fore-edge painting of da Vinci's Last Supper, painted by Martin Frost, with his monogram on the painting. With Frost's inscribed label affixed to the rear, painted and dated 1999. The painting is exquisitely executed and shows a thin alternating dual boarder surrounding the scene. The slip-case is also made by Frost.

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        The Count of Monte-Cristo. With twenty illustrations, drawn on wood by M. Valentin, and executed by the most eminent English engravers, under the superintendence of Charles Heath. FIRST ENGLISH ONE-VOLUME EDITION.

      G. Routledge & Co. 1854 Front. port. & plates. Untrimmed in orig. scarlet morocco-grained cloth, illus. with floral designs & a full portrait of Dumas in gilt, lettered in gilt. Contemp. signature of W Allan Jamieson on leading f.e.p. A v.g. bright copy.Le Comte de Monte Cristo, 1845-46.First published in English by Chapman & Hall in two volumes, 1846. Routledge's first printing of this title, also in two volumes, was published in 1852.

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        Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing

      

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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi raccolte ed esaminate [..]. Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte. Vol. I [-VII ed ultimo].

      Francesco Colombo, 1854. 7 volumi in-8° (cm. 22,7), suggestive legature officinali in cartonato figurato (lievissimi segni d'usura); 104 tavole illustrative f.t. e 33 illustrazioni n.t. (elenco in fine a ogni tomo), 3 tavole ripiegate f.t. (iconografica, corografica e topografica), frontespizi figurati; fioriture sparse. Seconda edizione con aggiunte di testo e d'illustrazioni di questa monumentale opera che vide la luce per la prima volta nel XVIII secolo. L'integrazione riguarda gli anni 1447-1481 e la vita del Giulini scritta da M. Fabi, oltre che da una nutrita serie di documenti e da un indice generale. Cfr. Predari 151; Hoepli 712; Lozzi 2634. Superbo esemplare.

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        Travels in Siberia. In two volumes.

      Longman 1854 - First Edition. 8vo, xv, [i], 458; xvi, 432pp, green pebbled cloth boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire raisonné de l'Architecture française du XIe au XVIe Siècle. (10 volumes).

      Chez B. Bance, Paris 1854 - 10 volumes in-8 reliure demi chagrin d'époque, plats et gardes marbrés. Edition originale publiée de 1854 à 1868. Nombreuses figures. Edition bien complète de son indispensable table analytique regroupée dans le dernier volume. A.Ph.

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        Histoire de la Turquie -

      Librairie Du Constitutionnel 1854 -, Paris - 8 volumes In-12 Tome 1: 400 pp. Tome 2: 424 pp. Tome 3: 420 pp. Tome 4: 450 pp. Tome 5: 400 pp. Tome 6: 446 pp. Tome 7: 413 pp.Tome 8: 403 pp. Reliure demi-basane bleu nuit. Dos à faux nerfs ornés de filets dorés. Coins frottés. Trois tranches mouchetées. Intérieur avec rousseurs claires. Certains plats présentant une légère usure. Bel ensemble Edition publiée en même temps que l'édition originale chez Lecou-Pagnerre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi raccolte ed esaminate [.]. Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte. Vol. I [-VII ed ultimo].

      Francesco Colombo,, Milano 1854 - 7 volumi in-8° (cm. 22,7), suggestive legature officinali in cartonato figurato (lievissimi segni d'usura); 104 tavole illustrative f.t. e 33 illustrazioni n.t. (elenco in fine a ogni tomo), 3 tavole ripiegate f.t. (iconografica, corografica e topografica), frontespizi figurati; fioriture sparse. Seconda edizione con aggiunte di testo e d'illustrazioni di questa monumentale opera che vide la luce per la prima volta nel XVIII secolo. L'integrazione riguarda gli anni 1447-1481 e la vita del Giulini scritta da M. Fabi, oltre che da una nutrita serie di documenti e da un indice generale. Cfr. Predari 151; Hoepli 712; Lozzi 2634. Superbo esemplare.

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        Wreck of the U.S. Steam Ship "Arctic". Off Cape Race Wednesday September 27th. 1854

      Published by N. Currier, New York 1854 - Tinted lithograph, coloured by hand, by Charles Parsons after Buttersworth (working from a sketch by James Smith), printed by N. Currier. A dramatic image of a disaster at sea. James Smith of Jackson, Missouri, supplied the original sketch of the scene. The 2,850-ton 'Arctic' was relatively luxurious and fast, with a top speed of over 12 knots, and along with the 'Atlantic', 'Pacific' and 'Baltic' formed the core of Collins Line fleet (the main American opponent of Cunard in the 1850s). The 'Arctic' on 'her homeward voyage from Liverpool, during dense fog. came in collision with the French iron propeller "Vesta", and was so badly injured that in about 5 hours she sank stern foremost, by which terrible calamity nearly 300 persons are supposed to have perished'. In fact 322 people drowned and only 86 were saved. Conningham 679; Gale 7340.

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        Leçons sur l'hypertrophie des amygdales et sur une nouvelle méthode opératoire pour leur ablation

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1854, , in-8 de (4) et 120 pages, demi-chagrin vert moderne à la bradel (couvertures d'origine conservées), Unique édition de ce traité chirurgical sur l'ablation des amygdales publiée au sein de la Clinique chirurgicale de l'hôpital Lariboisière où Chassaignac avait été nommé chirurgien en 1852. Le traité présente une invention opératoire due à Chassaignac, l'ablation simultanée, opération pour laquelle il mit au point de nouveaux instruments : un dilatateur de la bouche, un bistouri, et un nouveau amygdalotome à trois fourches (dont Chassaignac compare souvent la construction avec celui de Fahnestock). L'auteur consacre aussi un chapitre à l'emploi d'anesthésiques dans l'amygdalotomie. Huit figures en noir dans le texte montrent les instruments de Chassaignac. Sur la page de titre, un envoi de l'auteur "à M. le D. Riégé, hommage affectueux de l'auteur." Rousseurs et salissures, néanmoins bon exemplaire, aisément consultable et manipulable.

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        Cinquante années de chasse. Théorie et pratique des chasses diverses, habitudes du gibier, ses ruses, souvenirs de l'auteur.

      Flamant-Ansiaux, Vouziers 1854 - In-12 de 166 pp.ch. ; demi-basane, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Thiébaud, 206. Edition originale. Le Journal des chasseurs, 1854-55, pp. 130-140, a consacré une intéressante notice à cet ouvrage. Petit manque au coin des trois premiers feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical works. Complete in one volume.

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.. Large 8vo. lv, 691 pp. Engraved frontispiece and half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt-spine compartments and title, all edges gilt; rubbed, front endpapers replaced, some leaves (rear) foxed. Very good +. With four British men playing checkers. Unpainted [white] frame, green boarder, black-lining of each object & figure. Appears possibly the same artist as the George Bernard Shaw book. [COP (A)] written on ffep.

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        Letters about Missusses by a Maid of All-Work : addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man ; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.

      

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        'Lieutenant Bellot, of the Imperial Navy of France. Engraved from the Original Picture Painted Expressly for Lady Franklin, is Dedicated ... to ... Napoleon the Third, Emperor of the French'.

      

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        THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT

      London: H. Long & Brother, 1854. First edition. A clean and tight copy with exposed outer corners and some oxidizing of the gilt. First edition. x, [12]-282p. (vi, ads). Illustrated with two plates as frontispieces: "Casting Out The Evil Spirits" and "Table Tipping". Bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth (BAL's cloth type BF), the spine with gilt titles and vignette of a table, the covers with embossed frames with central pictorial vignette repeating the table tipping frontispiece - the upper cover in gilt, the lower in blind. The dedication page reads: "To The People of the United States This Work is Respectfully Dedicated, With The Earnest Hope That It Will Form A Mite Towards Destroying A Delusion Which Is Daily Working Evil Among Thousands." Flyleaf inscribed "Geo. H. Jones Esq. with Compliments of E. Long" - perhaps the publishing brother. We speculate that the author could be Julian Hibbert (1826-28) who wrote A Dictionary of Modern Anti-Superstitutions" published in 1826 and as identified in Halkett & Lang as the anonymous Searcher After Truth. Sabin 67919.

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        Les anges de la famille

      Second edition illustrated with two engravings, one in frontispiece. Rare autograph signed by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore to Mr. C. Piellat. Bound in half eggplant, smooth back decorated with golden dots, cold filets and double golden cribs decorated with golden arabesques, slightly rubbed upper cups, marbled paper plates, two light snaps on the cuts, guards and Paper to the vat, Contemporary binding. Some small foxinges mainly on the margins of some leaves. Bonneville Paris 1854 11,5x18cm relié

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        Letters about Missusses by a Maid of All-Work : addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man ; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.

      1854 - London : Houlston & Stoneman, 1854. 8vo., sometime bound in half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on upper board. With humorous illustrations. Spine sunned, a little rubbing to edges otherwise a very good copy of a scarce item. First edition of this humorous satire on the trials and tribulations of being a maid in Victorian England. Horace Mayhew had a lengthy career in journalism, serving as sub-editor of Punch with Douglas Jerrold and William Makepeace Thackeray and as editor of the Comic Almanac. In 1845 he was on the staff of contributors to George Cruikshank's Table Book, and was an early contributor to the Illustrated London News. His publications include the humorous sketches ‘Change for a Shilling’, ‘Model Men’, and ‘Model Women and Children’ (all 1848; published in 1872 in one volume entitled Wonderful People); ‘Whom to Marry and How to Get Married’ (1848); ‘A Plate of Heads’, with drawings by Gavarni (1849); ‘The Toothache’ (1849); ‘Guy Faux’ (1849); and ‘Letters Left at the Pastry-Cook's’ (1853). Scarce: OCLC Lists BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, National Library of Scotland and University of Melbourne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        瓦版 関東大地震圖 [Kawaraban: Kantō Daijishin-zu]. [News-sheet: Illustration of the Great Earthquake in the Kantō Region]

      Edo: Kaei 7. [1854]. Large black and white woodblock kawaraban on two joining sheets showing a map of the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures with text. Kawaraban has been folded, some browning particularly along central fold but generally very good. 35.5 x 70.8cm. This kawaraban or commercial news-sheet of the Edo period reports the great earthquake which struck the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures] on November 4th 1854 [December 23rd in the western calendar]. This earthquake is the first of the three major earthquakes known as the Ansei Great Earthquakes, which took place in 1854 and 1855. Modern estimates suggest that this terrible earthquake was magnitude 8.4 with the hypocentral region ranging from the Kumano Sea off Wakayama to Suruga Bay off Shizuoka. On this map north is in the lower left corner, where the Edo area lies. As the map shows, the most affected area were the coastal areas of present-day Chiba prefecture to Shizuoka prefecture, including Edo, the capital of the Tokugawa government.The text details the extensive damage caused by the earthquake. A great number of houses and government offices were destroyed by shocks and ports were hit by a big tsunami, which swallowed hundreds of houses. In many areas the earthquake not only caused damage to buildings, but following the quake itself fires raged burning down many more, including several castles. This earthquake was so big that even the inland province of Shinano [present Nagano prefecture] was deeply affected; the text reports that houses in the castle town of Matsumoto were seriously damaged and seventy percent of them were burned down. The text in the lower left section describes the damage in Edo. In Edo many samurai mansions were destroyed in Marunouchi, inside and outside of the Hibiya Gate, and Sakurada, and in the other areas a great number of townsmen's and samurai houses were badly damaged. A second smaller map inset into this area of text shows Fukagawa, Honjo, and Asakusa which are the areas along the Sumida River. At the time of the earthquake it was low tide, but a large wave came up the river a couple of times and sank many boats. The Russian frigate Diana, commanded by Vice-Admiral Putyutin, which was mooring in Shimoda at the time was damaged by Tsunami. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158150).

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        A History of the Detection, Conviction, Life and Designs of John A, Murel, The Great Western Land Pirate; Together With His System of Villany, And Plan of Exciting a Negro Rebellion...

      Cincinnati: U.P. James. Softcover. Good. Later edition, undated, c. 1854. 84 pp, with six wood-engraved plates, including frontis portrait of Murel (Murrell), and the first 7 pp of "A History of the Feud Between the Hill and Evans Parties of Garrard County, KY" by J.J. Thompson (published by U.P. James in 1854) inserted at rear--either to promote that work, or some other reason unknown to us. In original bright yellow front and rear wrappers; spine re-covered in plain white paper. Text and plates very clean. Title page is a cancel, and the following pages have sections (approx 1 x 2.5 inches) clipped out--all with no loss of text or images, presumably to remove ownership information: first leaf (blank on recto, portrait on verso), title page, preface leaf, first three plates. John Andrews Murrell is described by his modern biographer, James Penick, as an "archcriminal according to legend but in reality a minor thief." Raised in Tennessee, he "first ran afoul of the law at the age of sixteen and was in and out of difficulty thereafter. By the age of twenty-one he had already served three years in jail for stealing a horse…There is good reason to believe that he was an occasional counterfeiter, but it was for the crime of slave stealing that he was sentenced to ten years hard labor in 1834. After one attempt to escape he settled down and became a model prisoner at the Nashville penitentiary, where it was reported that he found Jesus, learned the blacksmith's trade, and contracted [the tuberculosis that killed him six months after his release]." According to the legend, Murrell was a demonic figure who "traveled widely, murdering, stealing, and making the acquaintance of desperate men like himself all over the South, [eventually presiding] over a criminal conspiracy that stretched from Maryland to Louisiana, the Mystic Clan of the Confederacy, whose members were bound together by horrid oaths." The Clan's alleged purpose was to provoke slave uprisings throughout the region and to steal money and property during the ensuing chaos. The legend was the result of this pamphlet (first published in 1835), written and originally sold by Virgil A. Stewart, an informer whose testimony had sent Murrell to prison. According to Penick, "although Stewart's motives are obscure, they certainly included, in descending importance, large measures of self-justification, self-aggrandizement, and the hope of monetary gain." Instead, he succeeded in stirring up slaveowners' fear of insurrection, resulting in an outbreak of violence against both whites and blacks considered suspect by local mobs or "committees of safety." Howes W-76; Sabin 101209.

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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. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington.

      Redfield, New York 1854 - First American edition, 12mo, pp. 376, [8] ads; 3 engraved plates; orig. dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; small hole at the top of the front joint, otherwise a near fine, bright copy in original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Franchere was a member of the original party sent out by Astor to establish the colony of Astoria. He describes his four-year sojourn in the original French edition (1820), on which Washington Irving based his Astoria. Field 558: "It is the earliest narrative of adventure among the Indians of the Pacific Coast, descriptive of their manners and peculiarities?" Sabin 25432; Howes F-310: "Most important source on the Astor adventure." Includes two prefaces by Franchere. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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