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        The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treastise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. xxxii,[33]-908, (32)pp. Original full sheep with black label lettered in gilt. Woodcut illustrations in text. Very Good with leather worn along edges, and lightly soiled scratch in spine, bookplate on paste down. Internally in nice shape with pages bright and clean, very faint stain to first 40 pages or so (text still quite legible), a few small corner-creases. The first American appearance of an extremely popular late 19th Century surgical manual written by a British doctor, which went through many editions, selling over 40,000 copies by 1895. It was so trusted during the American Civil War that every Union medical officer was issued a copy; the editor was the medical director of Grant's army. (Heirs of Hippocrates 1869.)

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs, from original drawings by W. H. Bartlett. [and:] BEATTIE, William, The Danube: Its History, Scenery, and Typography. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. Bartlett.

      London: George Virtue, [c.1854] - 2 works in 1 volume, large quarto (263 x 202 mm). Near-contemporary red morocco for George Rutland, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, ornamental frames to covers gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. With portrait frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages with tissue-guards and 168 engraved plates. Omnibus edition of two works illustrated by W. H. Bartlett, Miss Pardoe's Beauties of the Bosphorus (an expanded edition, with an appendix and six additional plates) and William Beattie's Danube. The additional plates in Pardoe's work depict sites connected with the Crimean War, and this omnibus volume was probably issued by Virtue to capitalise on renewed interest in the regions concerned. Both works were originally published serially: The Beauties of the Bosphorus in 1838, The Danube between 1842 and 1844. Bartlett spent most of the 1830s travelling across Europe, the Middle East and North America providing illustrations for a number of highly popular travel books, most of which were published by Virtue. "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey" (ODNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalise on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 114); five of the plates are in fact by John Cousen, including "The Column of Theodosius", which "well indicates the variations in tone he was able to achieve" (ibid., p. 96). In 1835 and 1836 William Beattie (1793–1875), "travelled in Switzerland and the land of the Waldenses during this period he published several poems and descriptive and historical works, some being illustrated by his friend W. H. Bartlett" (ODNB). George Rutland, for whom this book was bound, was an antiquarian bookseller based in Newcastle-On-Tyne active throughout the mid-19th century. He is described in the Newcastle-on-Tyne Town Council Meeting Minutes of 3 June 1863 as "one of the most extensive second-hand book dealers in the North of England". Atabey 922; Blackmer 1254. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh.

      Day & Sons for Colnaghi London 30 August 1854 - Lithograph with contemporary hand-colour and gum arabic. Sheet: c. 45 x 62 cm. Light marginal soiling, closed tears repaired, most marginal or in the caption, only one very slightly touching the image. Fine panorama of Varna and its bay in the beginning of the Crimean War. In the preferred hand-coloured version. Separately published and rare: we could trace only three copies in public institutions, the only coloured copy being in the British Library; Queen Victoria acquired only the tinted version for the Royal Collection and there is another black-and-white copy in Varna's library. We could not trace any other copy on the market or at auction in recent decades. Britain and France declared war on Russia on 28 March 1854. At the beginning of June the allied troops joined Turkish forces at Varna (nowadays Bulgaria, on the west coast of the Black Sea), with the British fleet being under the command of Vice-admiral Sir James Dundas (commander of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean and Black Sea). The fleet included the ship HMS Spitfire (previously engaged in the hydrographic studies in Crete), where Lieutenant Arthur Mansell (1815-90) served under the command of Captain 2nd rank Thomas Spratt. The crew of the HMS Spitfire received an order to map major ports on the West coast of the Black Sea - Burgas, Varna, Balchik and Constanta. While mapping the Varna Bay Lieutenant Mansell made a sketch of Varna from the heights of the Frangensko plateau – "Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh". The encampments of the French and British forces around the town and Lake Devna are visible in the middle distance and to the right hand side. Arthur Lucas Mansell was born on August 20, 1815 on the island of Guernsey. Son of Admiral Sir Thomas Mansell (1777-1858), he studied at Elizabeth College in St. Peter Port and the Royal Navy College in Portsmouth. Mansell joined the Royal Navy in 1831 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1841. In this rank he served as hydrographer and cartographer on the Royal Navy ships in the Mediterranean and the Greek archipelago. On September 29, 1855 Mansell himself was promoted to captain 2nd rank and he commanded HMS Tartarus in 1856, then HMS Firefly in 1860, and the hydrographic ship HMS Hydra in 1863. He retired in 1866 reaching the rank of Vice Admiral in 1888. He died on February 28, 1890 in Halkida (Euboea, Greece). For his participation in the Crimean War Arthur Mansell was awarded the Turkish order "Medjidie " of 5th degree in 1858. Not in Abbey.

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        Walden; Or, Life In The Woods

      Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1854. First Edition. First Printing Very good+ in its original vertically ribbed, brown cloth with blind embossing on both boards and blind embossed bands on the spine which is also decorated with gilt lettering. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with several closed tears to the head and heel of the spine which have been professionally repaired on the reverse side of the headcap. There are two, small black ink marks on the upper corner of the front board and there is an early prior owner's name, date of "Sept. 21st 1855" and location of Worcester (Massachusetts) on the first free end page. Pages 263 through 350 have a light dampness stain in the upper margins none of which impact on the printing. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and there are no pages loose or ragged. Vary pale yellow end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by eight pages of publisher's ads dated May, 1854 sewn between the rear end sheet. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This classic of American literature only saw 2,000 first edition copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.a)

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        The History of Jack & the Beanstalk

      David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, London 1854 - First edition, mixed issue, with "Jack Climbing the Bean-stalk" as frontispiece, and plates printed on white paper. Six etched plates. 32 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Cohn 197 Original stiff printed wrappers. In half burgundy morocco slipcase and chemise. Fine Six etched plates. 32 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to First edition, mixed issue, with "Jack Climbing the Bean-stalk" as frontispiece, and plates printed on white paper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Donau von ihrem Ursprunge bis Pesth.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des Oesterreichischen Lloyd. 1854 - 4°. VIII, 314 S. Gestochener Titel, 27 Stahlstiche, 1 gestochene Karte. 1. und einzige Ausgabe, die den Reisebericht des berühmten Geographen (1808-1878) enthält. Eingehende Beschreibungen der Städte und Landschaften entlang der Donau bis Budapest. Ansichten von Wien (3), Krems, Grein, Linz, Mauthausen, Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Preßburg, Budapest, Gran, Regensburg (2), Straubing, Ulm etc. - Die großen Stahlstiche, zumeist nach Rudolf von Alt, scharf und meist sauber, im weißen Rand gelegentlich etwas nachgedunkelt. - Nebehay/Wagner 310. Titel mit Rundstempel des k.u.k. Reservespitals in Graz, lose im Block, Deckel berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        IKOKU OCHIBA KAGO: GLEANINGS OF COMMODORE PERRY'S VISIT TO JAPAN. [1852-1854]

      - [Tokyo 1854, Bigakudo].Stitched brown wrs., 11.5 x 17.5 cm., [20] double-folded leaves, Japanese text, 17 color plates, woodblock printed,2 double page color maps,some minor foxing throughout, else clean, solid copy.FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION *** *** *** . . . A RARE JAPANESE PERSPECTIVE OF COMMODORE PERRY & SON . . . Authored by Miki Kosai, by one of his several studio or "Go" names for: UTAGAWA Yoshimori, his real name was TAGUCHI Sakuzo [1830-1885]. . He was an excellent pupil of the celebrated and most famous in his own times, woodblock print artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Miki specialized in pictures of Yokohama and foreigners, he moved from Edo to Yokohama to observe actual foreigners and capture their images in this historic of all works. . He learned of the most famous of all foreigners, Commodore Perry and was intrigued to make a book about the men of the U.S. Navy and their historic and first visit to Japan. . At that time, Americans and other foreigners in Yokohama, were the rage at the time and captivated most Japanese inspiring them to go and have a look at the strange foreign [white] people. Miki is widely collected by world museums. See Roberts below. . *** RARITY: THE FIRST COLOR ILLUSTRATED BOOK SHOWING AMERICANS IN JAPAN. This is the rarest of all color woodblock printed and illustrated books ever done in Japan. It is a marvelously illustrated work, contemporary with Commodore Perry's historic and first visit to Japan [1853-1854]. . EARLY JAPANESE COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF COMMODORE PERRY: This monograph shows color pictures of both Commodore Perry, and his son as well as other crew members, but again the focus is on Perry. A contemporary account of the first official and most historic American visit to open Japan to trade. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations include the following scenes: Edo Bay, showing all defense installations; text noting the latter in full; list of presents exchanged between Japan and the U.S.; color prints of: U. S. steam locomotive presented to the Japanese; plants, cannon, parrot, etc.; a color map of North America; portraits of Commodore Perry, Perry's son, Commander Adams, "NCO Howsle [sic];" depictions of American marines and their officers, military camps, drums, swords, band instruments, sloop, uniforms, view of U.S. steam-frigate ending with the Japanese text of Commodore Perry's message to the Japanese Emperor." [Extracted from Dawson's, see below]. . *** The finest of all woodblock printed Perry items. Also with an excellent two-page color illustration of Commodore Perry's flagship. Immediately after Perry's visit a profusion of woodblock printed maps, books & prints/prints were published informing the Japanese of the great event. * CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT There are very few contemporary accounts in published books and ephemera that were actually published during Perry's visit. Those few that were written are always exceptionally RARE & SCARCE. * This is one of the most important and valuable of all the items ever done, and one of the very few actually published during Perry's visit, and with color illustrations done on the spot by a primary Japanese artist and keen observer. * Contained in an indigo-blue Chitsu cloth folding case, bone clasps, a small black Sumi ink blotch on one illustration of a U.S. sailor illustrations, else without any other defect. * LITERAL TITLE: Illustrated by Miki Kosai. The literal English translation of the title is: FALLEN LEAVES FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY. . *** WHO WAS COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry [1794-1858], an American naval office, who commanded the Naval expedition to Japan that both opened Japan to the West & that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of the celebrated Naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the cons

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        Kawaraban: Kant? Daijishin-zu]. [News-sheet: Illustration of the Great Earthquake in the Kant? Region]

      Kaei 7. [1854]., Edo - Large black and white woodblock kawaraban on two joining sheets showing a map of the coastal areas of the Kant? 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 Kant? 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.

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        Kairiku Okatame Tsuke].

      - [Tokyo? 1854]. Woodcut broadside 40x61cm on two sheets joined in the middle. Somewhat shabby with some stains and holes, a couple repaired. Not too bad for a kawaraban. These illicit illustrated news sheets - kawaraban - for the streets were produced by the million for a couple of hundred years so of course few survive. They were produced for anything more interesting than the drop of a hat and the arrival of the Black Ships, the American squadron commanded by Perry, in 1854 eclipsed any and all tiresome earthquakes, fires, plages, famines, murders and scandals. For most Japanese this was the same as a squadron of alien space ships arriving on earth now. These prints are the kurofune kawaraban. Perry's ships in the bay and the defensive array of clans with tens or hundreds of thousands of troops along the shorelines was a popular kawaraban subject; this and one similar are the largest and busiest I've seen. The other large version I've seen of this - titled Shinkoku Taihei Take Mori Mata Akira - is the same size, looks similar and features the American sailor/soldier in the corner, but is printed from different blocks with the ships in a different spot.

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        Mikroskosmos. Ideen zur Naturgeschichte und Geschichte der Menschheit. Versuch einer Anthropologie. 3 Bde.

      Leipzig, Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1854-64, 8, XX, 349 VI, (2), 448 VI, (2), 616 pp., 3 Halbleinenbände d.Zt rebacked. Seltene erste Ausgabe - "Wegweisendes Hauptwerk Lotzes, der zu den Begründern der modernen Psychologie zählt und als der grösste deutsche Denker des 19. Jahrhunderts nach Hegel bezeichnet wird". Fr. UeberwegIn dieser für weite Kreise bestimmte Synthese der mechanischen Weltansicht mit dem Idealismus, gibt er die allgemeinste und umfassendste Darstellung seiner Weltsicht. Das Werk, mit seinen 9 Bücher - Der Leib Die Seele, Das Leben Der Mensch Der Geist Der Welt Lauf Die Geschichte Der Fortschritt Der Zusammenhang der Dinge. - "ist durch den formvollendeten Charakter seines Stils zu einem klassischen deutschen Literaturdenkmal geworden ... Lotze hat mit ihm dem die Natur behandelnden 'Kosmos' Alexander v. Humboldts ein Analogon für die geistige Welt zur Seite setzen wollen, unter der veränderten geistigen Situation seiner Zeit das Unternehmen von Herders 'Ideen zur Geschichte der Menschheit' wiederholend. Die gesamte Welt des Menschen ist sein Gegenstand. Seine Reflexionen zeigen ein der Natur Herders verwandtes Vermögen intuitiven Eindringens in die seelischen Zusammenhänge der historischen Welt." Fr. Ueberweg "Lotze, welcher an Kenntniß der Naturwissenschaft unter den Vertretern der Philosophie eine hervorragende Stellung einnahm, hat in seinem musterhaften biologischen und psychologischen Schriften bezüglich der materiellen Vorgänge und Kräfte die mechanische Naturerklärung auf Grund exactester Forschung durchgeführt und erweitert." ADBRudolf Hermann Lotze (1817-1881) was a German philosopher who attempted to reconcile the concepts of mechanistic science with the principles of romantic idealism. A student of both medicine and philosophy at Leipzig, he later lectured there in both fields, becoming a professor in 1842. In 1844 he succeeded Johann Friedrich Herbart as professor at Gottingen, and in 1881 he joined the faculty at Berlin. His chief works are: Metaphysik (1841) Allgemeine Pathologie und Therapeutik als mechanische Naturwissenschaften (1842) Logik (1843) Physiologie (1851) Medizinische Psychologie (1852) Microcosmos, 3 vols. (1856-1864) System der Philosophie: Logik (1874) Metaphysik (1879)Logic and Metaphysics Forms of thinking -- logical laws -- are rooted in the demand for the good reality is rooted in the good. The relation of the body -- mechanism -- and the soul -- teleology -- occurs by interaction, but how this occurs we cannot tell. The body, according to Lotze, is a system of monads or spiritual forces. The soul is related to the brain. And it dominates the body.Ziegenfuß II, 96 Slg. Borst 2620

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        Manuscript Account Book, 1854-1860

      1854 - Account Book of A Notable Nineteenth-Century Canadian [Manuscript]. Ross, James [1835-1871]. [Account Book]. Toronto and Red River Settlement (Manitoba), 1854-1860. [176] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary diced calf, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets and large central gilt lozenge-shaped panels to boards, gilt fillets to spine, endleaves retained. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few leaves removed near front and rear of text block. Light toning to interior, "James Ross Esquire" in bold hand to front free endpaper, content in neat hand to 83 pages, a few pages have entries in a later hand dated 1885. An interesting piece of Canadiana. $850. * Ross was a distinguished Canadian lawyer, journalist, teacher and public servant, best known for his role in the establishment of the Province of Manitoba. Covering the years 1854 to 1860, most of the entries in this account book pertain to the maintenance of Ross's household. Other regard elections, fees he received as a lawyer and travel expenses to Toronto and other places in Canada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in the Baltic. 1854.

      M & N. Hanhart for Paul & Dominic Conaghi & Co. London 1854 - Large folio (56 x 36.2 cm). Lithographed title, list of plates, dedication leaf, and 20 subjects on 17 leaves, lithographed by L. Huard and others (incl. William Simpson) after Dolby (some lithographed by himself), tinted with 2 and 3 tints, each with English and sometimes French captions; interleaved with recent paper guards, occasional spotting. Original publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt; rebacked with dark red crushed calf, flat spine lettered in gilt; corners a bit rubbed, new endpapers. Fine and lively scenes of a forgotten front, the Baltic theatre of the "Russian War". The plates, "sketched from nature", vividly render a broad range of subjects: naval battles, dances and other scenes on board, Russian prisoners, forestry works as well as Swedish costumes and sailors with family. One plate shows an autoportrait of the artist in a French camp. Interestingly a few plates were lithographed by Simpson himself, who became famous for his successful (and much more common) Seat of the War in the East. An uncommon lithographic record of the Crimean War; not in Abbey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1816 ????, ?? ?????????? ?-?? ???????-????????? ????? ??????????? 2-?? ?? ????? ?????????? ??? ???? ??????. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula, constructed, and founded, on the Most Recent Astronomical Observations, verified, and completed from Authentic Military Surveys of the Staff of his Imperial Majesty's Quarter Master General's Department, by Major General Mukhin in the year 1816; by Expr

      Williams & Norgate and Petheram ? London 1854 - Large engraved wall-map (130.5 × 235 cm) dissected into 40 panels and mounted on two sheets (East and West) of linen, small geological map as inset with hand-colour, four sheets of letter-press laid on outer panels providing geographical and military information on the Russian Empire: "A General Account of the Extent of the Russian Empire "; "Organization of the Military and Naval Forces of Russia "; "Miscellaneous useful Information connected with present Seat of War, and the Powers and States engaged therein"; and "Remarks on the proper Pronunciation of Foreign, and Asiatic Words in particular". Kept in the original green slip case, lettered "Map of the Crimea" on the upper panel. Impressive wall-map of Crimea: a fine example of the first edition of this detailed document of military topographical intelligence produced at the outbreak of the war in the region. Based on the earlier survey by Major General Semyon Mukhin (1771-1828), it was published with significant amendments and updates by Thomas Best Jervis (1796 - 1857), a major of the Army Corps of Engineers and member of the Geological and Geographical Societies. The map was subsequently re-issued in various formats, with editions published in Turin, Paris and Brussels. Making maps was Jervis's passion and from 1846 he began to pitch his proposals for military cartography to Lord Aberdeen, insisting that the War Office needed someone to improve the geographical information available to expeditionary forces. The start of the Crimean war and lack of information about the territory that the British forces were to encroach proved Jervis's point. Thus, with the permission from the War Office Jervis went to work with alacrity and created a map of the Crimea. Subsequently, on 2 February 1855, Lord Panmure finally made the foundation of an intelligence department official, which was to be called the Topographical and Statistical Department and of which Jervis was to take command. Wade, Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence, p.25. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gemeinnütziger Kalender für Victoria auf das Jahr 1854

      Melbourne, 'Morning-Herald' Office, 1854. Octavo, [20] pages. Original blue wrappers, repeating on the front cover the title and imprint details of the title page (with the addition of a decorative border and the Australian coat of arms); wrappers very lightly foxed and creased; top corner lightly creased throughout; an excellent copy. Ferguson 10024aa. For a similar item by Goethe, under the title 'Victoria's Deutscher Kalender ...', see Ferguson 17955 and 17956 (1855 and 1857); no other years seem to have been produced, and this 1854 publication would appear to be the earliest issue of this calendar. Although all and sundry on Trove describe this as a 'church calendar', the title translates (according to our elementary German anyway!) as 'the generally useful calendar' or 'the calendar of public benefit', and within its space limitations, it is just that. At the head of each monthly calendar are the phases of the moon and times of sunrise and sunset, and at the foot there is a 'Feld- und Garten-Kalender' (4-7 lines each month). There are numerous historical references (both national and international) on many of the days of the year, and five closely printed pages at the rear of the pamphlet contain a potted history of the colony (including a section on its separation from NSW), the nature of the land and agricultural pursuits. Well, at least the FINAL page is devoted to matters religious ...

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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. .

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        Les ducs de Lorraine 1048-1737 costumes et notices historiques le tout recueilli, dessiné, décrit et gravé sur cuivre, d'après les sceaux, les monnaies, les tombeaux de ces princes, les vitraux, les peintures murales ou autres, les manuscrits et les documents les plus authentiques, pour servir a l'histoire de lorraine dite, et généralement aux amis des arts et des études archéologiques.

      1854 - Nancy, Cayon-Liébault, Lib.-Edit., 1854; grand in4, VI + 62pp + 35pl., cartonnage papier de l'époque, imprimé en noir. Ouvrage rarissime, car tiré à 125 exemplaires seulement. Les planches gravées par Jean Cayon, sont saisissantes de vérité. A chaque planche, un texte, en regard, explicatif et historique de chacun des Ducs de Lorraine. Jean Cayon fut Inspecteur-correspondant du Ministère de l'intérieur, pour les monuments historiques du département de la Meurthe. Un ouvrage à peu près semblable avait été imaginé au XVIème siècle, par Nicolas-Clément de Treille. Il parut en latin sous le titre Austrasiae Reges et Duces ad vivum expressi, et epigrammatibus descripti. Coloniae, 1591-93. Où les Ducs étaient seulement en buste, alors que dans celui de Cayon, nous les trouvons en pied. Menus frottements aux coins, coiffes élimées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Oesterreichische Heer von Ferdinand II., Römisch Deutschen Kaiser, bis Franz Josef I., Kaiser von Oesterreich. Lfg. 1-20.

      Wien, Neumann (ca 1854). - Uniformen des österreich. Heeres von 1620-1835. 80 handkol. Orig. Lithographien in Orig. Lieferungsumschlägen, Blattgr. ca 21x29 cm, zusammen in grauer Kartonschachtel, hs. beschriftet, die Blätter sind tlw. schwach stockfleck. u. gebr., Taf. 1 an Oberkante m. kl. Einriss, Umschläge leicht staubfl. u. an den Rü. geringf. eingeriss., insges. guter Zustand.

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        Coopers sämmtliche Werke. Komplette Folge aller 258 Bände, gebunden in 85 Büchern: 1.-6.Bd.: Der Spion. 7.-12.Bd.: Der Letzte der Mohikaner. 13.-18.Bd.: Die Ansiedler. 19.-24.Bd.: Der Lotse. Ein Seegemälde. 25.-30.Bd.: Lionel Lincoln. 31.-36.Bd.: Die Steppe. 37.-42.Bd.: Der rothe Freibeuter. 43.-51.Bd.: Die Nordamerikaner, geschildert von einem reisenden Hagestolzen. 52.-57.Bd.: Die Grenzwohner oder die Beweinte von Wish-Ton-Wish. 58.-63.Bd.: Die Wassernixe oder der Tummler der Meere. 64.-69.Bd.: Der Bravo. Eine venetianische Begebenheit. 70.-75.Bd.: Die Heidenmauer oder die Benedictiner. 76.-81.Bd.: Der Scharfrichter von Bern oder das Winzerfest. 82.-87.Bd.: Die Monikins. 88.-93.Bd.: Ausflüge in die Schweiz. 94.-99.Bd.: Aufenthalt in Frankreich, Ausflug an den Rhein und zweiter Besuch in der Schweiz. 100.-105. Bd.: England und das sociale Leben der Hauptstadt. 106.-111.Bd. Erinnerungen an Europa. 112.-117.Bd. Italien. 118.-126. Band: Die Heimfahrt oder Die Jagd. 127.-135.Bd.: Evchen E

      Standort: GrüWaUeber Kl-8 (13,2 cm hoch). Hübsche uniforme Originalhalblederbände mit Lederecken und mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf blauen Rückenschildern sowie etwas goldgeprägte Rückenverzierung. Kleinste Mängel siehe Anmerkung. Gutes Exemplar. Die Bände 7-9, 37-39, 64-69, 127-129 und 247-252 in 5 Büchern habe ich ergänzen müssen und sind deswegen etwas abweichend gebunden. Die Seelöwen sind ergänzt in der Ausgabe Hoffmann 1854. Vorhandene "Mängel": Bände 37-42 und 64-69 etwas berieben. Bände 37-42, 58-60, 148-150 und 253-255 mit angeplatzten Gelenken. Bände 1-6, 16-18 und 244-246 etwas braunfleckig, 208-210 gebräunt. Die Bände ab 223 auf dem Rücken falsch nummeriert. Einige Bände ohne Vorsatzblatt oder mit kleinen Fehlstellen oder Einrissen am Vorsatz. Wenige Bände mit etwas Wurmfraß am Aussengelenk. Band 127-129 und 247-252 mit Vorbesitzerstempel. Band 211-213 mit altem Feuchtrand.

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        Original Sketches in the Punjaub. By a Lady.

      London Dickinson 1854 - First edition. Landscape folio (37 x 28 cm), 20 tinted lithographed plates, coloured by hand, some slight spotting, but a good copy in original red cloth, gilt roundel to upper covert, neatly rebacked preserving portions of original spine, corners slightly bumped. Fine views of Lahore and Amritsar. The drawings were selected from an album produced by the wife of a British army officer serving in the Punjab. The artist remains unknown although we do know something of her intentions as the Preface records here thus: "No attempt has been made to draw pictures as they ought to be; the desire has been to convey to an English eye some notion of the bright, vivid colouring of Indian scenes - the strange, and often uncouth attitudes of the natives, - and their costume, as far as the scale of these sketches will admit of exactness. Nothing is more untrue than the heavy, brassy sky, the usual accompaniment of an Indian sketch. The great heat, on the contrary, takes away colour from the atmosphere, and leaves it almost white, leaving the houses, and gay clothing of the natives, all the brighter for the contrast." The book is rare. Abbey speculates that it may have been privately published. Abbey Travel 483. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramic View of San Francisco (1854)

      New York: History of the World 1854 - Sheet Dimension: 18 x 13 in. Hand-colored engraving. This lovely Panoramic View of San Francisco looks out from the West towards Yerba Buena Island. San Francisco is seen from Nob Hill and looks down at California street, with Telegraph Hill to the left. A legend is featured which marks out the North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, Ricon Point, Market Street Pier, and the Central Warf, among other sites. The view was entered according to the Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852, which is noted in the lower margins. Printed in several editions by Henry Bill for inclusion the publication the History of the World. However this particular view printed in 1852 is quite special since it was printed just a few years after the height of the California gold rush and just two years after California became an official state. Henry Bill (fl . c. 1850- c. 1857) was a Connecticut based publisher and historian active in the middle part of the 19th century. He published a number of histories including Samuel Maunder’s well-regarded two volume History of the World.

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        Ornithologie Brésilienne ou histoire des oiseaux du Brésil, remarquables par leur plumage, leur chant ou leurs habitudes.

      Waterlow and Sons Rio de Janeiro but London 1854 - Large folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm. approx.), 42pp., 4 parts [all published] in one volume Letterpress title-page with woodcut armorial of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, the dedicatee, letterpress music in the text, text printed in double columns within a letterpress frames. 48 fine chromolithographic plates finished by hand after Descourtilz. Contemporary half green morocco marbled boards, original green glazed paper wrappers bound-in, traces of old foxing, a very attractive copy. "The rare first edition of a very important fundamental systematic treatise" (Wood). A fine example of this superb production, with the original paper wrappers. Brazil, incomparably rich in natural history resources, has one of the finest bird diversities in the world. Unlike other similarly blessed countries however, these species were not as thoroughly depicted as they might have been in the heyday of great bird books. This was probably at least in part due to the difficulties of exploring the Amazon. The finest record of Brazilian birds published during the nineteenth century was the Ornithologie Bresilienne of Jean Theodore Descourtilz, a French ornithologist, who shortly before his death was appointed to the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Despite producing the most splendid of all books devoted to Neotropical birds, Descourtilz managed to live out his life in an obscurity that has not been illumined since. The little we know is this: He was born sometime in 1798, a son of Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775- 1835), a physician and botanist who did important scientific work in the Antilles. We know nothing of Théodore's childhood or schooling, but it probably involved some traveling with his father and it must have included art, because he drew over six hundred illustrations for his father's Flore pittoresque et medicale des Antilles, published between 1827 and 1833. We know he went to Brazil around 1826, because in 1831 he presented a manuscript on birds to the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro in which he refers to a hummingbird he had seen only twice in five years. His first published work on Brazilian birds, Oiseaux brillants du Brésil, a collection of sixty plates, without text, was published in Paris in 1834. For the next twenty years he spent time in various parts of southeastern Brazil, doing scientific collecting for the government and the National Museum, all the while developing this more comprehensive work on Brazilian birds, four parts of which were published between 1852 and 1856. He was unable to do more: On January 13, 1855, while on an expedition in Espíritu Santo, he died from consuming a chemical preparation he was experimenting with as a medicine for birds. Ornithologie bresilienne contains descriptions and figures of 164 species of Brazilian birds, including 15 new species and a new genus' (Zimmer). The plates were made up in London, and the work appears to have been printed by Waterlow and Sons and also Joseph Masters and Co. (copies cited by Zimmer and Wood bear Masters's name in the imprint). Possibly due to the artist's untimely demise and the period of time over which the lithographs were published, it would seem that very few copies of this work were produced. Faithfully capturing the vivid, vibrant colours of these exotic birds, the book is rare and greatly sought after (Borba de Moraes). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        \"Friedrich Der Grosse Auf Reisen\".

       Kupferstich von G. Eilers nach Ad.v. Menzel, i.d. Platte dat. 1854, 36,5 x 54,5 cm. Bötticher, Menzel 21; Thieme-Becker Bd. X, S. 419, G. Eilers. - \"Friedrich besichtigt nach beendetem Krieg die Wiederaufbauarbeiten einer zerstörten Ortschaft und nimmt die Huldigungen der Bürgerschaft entgegen. Der König in Begleitung des Generalleutnants Freiherr von Lentulus. Rechts ... der Geheime Rat von Brenckenhoff mit Plänen\" (NNG, 19.Jh., 1976, S. 272). Drittes der acht sog. \"Friedrichbilder\" Menzels, die 1853/54 entstanden. - Auf festem Karton. Unten knapp an die Schrift geschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Friedrich II., Geschichte

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        Nachweisung Betriebsergebnisse Staats- Privat-Eisenbahnen Königreich Sachen 1854

      Nachweisung der Betriebsergebnissebei den Staats- Privat-Eisenbahnen im Königreich Sachen1854 - 1855Städtische Bibliothek Dresden Druck der Königlichen Hofbuchdruckerei von C. C. Meinhold & Söhne--- beinhaltet mehrere Übersichten mit jeweils einem separaten Innentitel sowie zahlreiche Tabellen, Diagramme, z.T. mehrseitig geklappt oder gefaltetInhalt: Neu vollendete Eisenbahnen in den Jahren 1854 und 1855 Im Bau begriffene Eisenbahn-Anlagen Nachweisung .. Allgemeine Übersicht der Betriebsergebnisse ... ..... Sachsen von Zeit ihrer Betriebseroeffnungen bis zum Jahre 1854 Summarische Übersicht des Personen- und Gueterverkehrs auf den ... 1847 bis mit 1854 Übersicht Personen .... nach Monaten 1854 Übersicht ... nach den einzelnen Stationen 1854 ... nach den einzelnen Stationen 1854 Übersicht der Leistungen und des Verbrauchs bei den Locomotiven der ... Nachweisung der ... 1855 Allgemeine Übersicht ... 1855 ... von Zeit ihrer Betriebseroeffnungen bis zum Jahre 1855 Summarische Übersicht des Personen- .... 1847 bis mit 1855 ... nach Monaten 1855 ... nach einzelnen Stationen 1855 Übersicht Leistungen und des Verbrauchs .... 1855SW: Eisenbahn Staatsbahn Privatbahn Privateisenbahn Staatseisenbahn--- Zustand: Halbleinen, Hardcover-Einband aus der Zeit, mit Deckeltitel, kein Rückentitel, Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt Einband gebräunt und angestaubt, insgesamt altersentsprechend gutes Exemplar, innen: Innentitel mit drei alten Stempeln, Papier etwas gebräunt, aber im wesentlichen nicht braunfleckig, ein privat montiertes Fingerregister

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        The Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches ... Second edition.

      London, Wyld, October 10, 1854. Lithographic map with hand-colouring in outline (68 x 49 cm); linen-backed and folding back into its original cloth folder, ornamented in blind, lettered in glit, printed list of Wyld's publication on verso of map; most of the gold faded; otherwise a very fine copy. James Wild published during the Crimean War in fast succession at least six editions of this beautifully produced map. Each took into account the latest advances and retreats. The very detailed ma, gives the contours of the sloping coasts, shows Sebastopol in the centre with the surrounding area from the River Katcha' in the north to Balaclava in the south, and eastwards from the coast to Inkerman, with great detail for the terrain of the region, troop positions, telegraph stations, trenches and fortifications erected by the opposing armies.

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        Voyages en Californie et dans l'Orégon

      Paris: L. Maison, 1854. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Original wraps worn and torn, covers detached, binding perished, scattered mostly minor foxing. Very good internally and with both maps, one folding - well illustrated. Now neatly housed in a brown cloth slipcase and matching chemise. The author published a 48pp pamphlet about her trip to California three years before. Howes S20 ("Most comprehensive and reliable French description of the Pacific coast at this time"), Sabin 74989. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Exploration. Inventory No: 045064.

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        COLTON'S WESTERN TOURIST AND EMIGRANT'S GUIDE THROUGH THE STATES OF OHIO, MICHIGAN, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN, AND THE TERRITORIES OF MINESOTA [sic], MISSOURI, AND NEBRASKA

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1854. First published in 1839, this updated guide for prospective pioneers contains a handsome newly engraved map of the Midwestern states by J. Calvin Smith, who Wheat tells us "made a fine job of it." As the publisher's advertisment observes, "The great region of the North and West, comprehended in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the territories of Min[n]esota, Missouri, and Nebraska, is daily becoming more and more important and interesting. Its vast resources are in a state of rapid development. . . . A few years ago this region, then denominated the 'far west,' was regarded as the outskirts of civilization - it is now (at least the greater portion of it) the residence of an active, vigorous, and intelligent population. . . . Blessed with a soil unsurpassed in fertility, and a salubrious climate; and possessing, by means of its great rivers and lakes, advantages for trade and commerce, it enjoys all the influences that can render a country prosperous and a people happy." While perhaps downplaying the hardships and challenges emigrants would face, the guide provides valuable information on each state, and on routes via land, river and canal that will take the traveller there. The final 24 pages list the maps published by Colton, who is identified by Ristow as the main Eastern publisher fulfilling the need for maps created by the western migration of the mid-19th century.. 155 x 100 mm. (6 x 4"). 89 pp., 23, [1] pp. (ads). Publisher's brown embossed cloth. WITH A LARGE FOLDING HAND-COLORED MAP OF THE REGION BY JOHN CALVIN SMITH, measuring approx. 21 x 26". Title page with bookseller's embossed stamp. Howes S-615; Wheat 4:42. Spine a little frayed at ends, very short crack to head of rear joints, corners slightly rubbed, map with one tiny tear along fold and a two-inch tear at one edge affecting frame and small area of map, the latter with brown stains from early repair attempt, isolated small marginal stains or smudges, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and fresh in a sound binding. First published in 1839, this updated guide for prospective pioneers contains a handsome newly engraved map of the Midwestern states by J. Calvin Smith, who Wheat tells us "made a fine job of it." As the publisher's advertisment observes, "The great region of the North and West, comprehended in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the territories of Min[n]esota, Missouri, and Nebraska, is daily becoming more and more important and interesting. Its vast resources are in a state of rapid development. . . . A few years ago this region, then denominated the 'far west,' was regarded as the outskirts of civilization - it is now (at least the greater portion of it) the residence of an active, vigorous, and intelligent population. . . . Blessed with a soil unsurpassed in fertility, and a salubrious climate; and possessing, by means of its great rivers and lakes, advantages for trade and commerce, it enjoys all the influences that can render a country prosperous and a people happy." While perhaps downplaying the hardships and challenges emigrants would face, the guide provides valuable information on each state, and on routes via land, river and canal that will take the traveller there. The final 24 pages list the maps published by Colton, who is identified by Ristow as the main Eastern publisher fulfilling the need for maps created by the western migration of the mid-19th century.

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        The Poetical Works of Beattie, Blair, and Falconer. With lives, critical dissertations, and explanatory notes...

      Edinburgh:: James Nichol, 1854., 1854. 8vo. xxiv, 298 pp. Half-title. Original full elaborately blind-stamped dark brown morocco, gilt spine title, all edges gilt. Near fine. Exquisitely made fore-edge painting of Holyrood House, Edinburgh, painted by Margaret Costa [U.K.].

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        12 (dav. 11 eigenh.) Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wattwiller, 1842-1854. - Spahr studierte Rhetorik und Philosophie in Luxeuil sowie Theologie in Porrentruy, Besancon und Rom. 1830 wurde er Vikar in Porrentruy und gründete 1835 „L'Ami de la Justice", die erste katholische Zeitung in Porrentruy. Nach seinem Widerstand gegen die Badener Artikel floh er aus Angst vor einer Verhaftung nach Frankreich. Von seiner fünfjährigen Haftstrafe wurde er 1840 begandigt und Spahr wurde Pfarrer in Wattwiller. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe 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. - 2 Briefe m. kl. Ausrissen mit etw. Textverlust. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Full account of the Loss of the Arctic with nearly three hundred lives Containing the statements of Capt Luce the officers and passengers with a record of their awful sufferings and a description of the steamship Written from facts derived from personal interviews with the officers and passengers of the ill fated ship The only authorized and reliable report

      First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, chip to lower front corner unaffecting text, sympathetically strengthened at spine, two closed tears to rear wrap also reinforced with Japanese tissue. 26pp. Boston, Federhen and Co.,

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        The Sphere and Duties of Government. Translated from the German. By Joseph Coulthard, jun. London, John Chapman

      1854 - First edition in English. 8vo, [iv], xv, 203pp, publisher's patterned calf, leather backstrip lettered in gilt, blindstamp of the Colonial Office [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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        2 LETTRES PATENTES JOHN HENRY JOHNSON 5 DEC. 1854 POUR L'AMELIORATION TELEGRAPHE

      - 2 LETTRES PATENTES JOHN HENRY JOHNSON 5 DEC. 1854 POUR L'AMELIORATION TELEGRAPHE

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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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        CLARA MORISON.

      - A tale of South Australia during the gold fever. Two volumes in one. Pp. viii+256+viii+272, floral patterned endpapers; f'cap. 8vo; later (but not recent) brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, edges slightly bruised; all edges sprinkled red; binder's ticket (F. Binns & Co., Adelaide) at foot of upper pastedown, early signature on blank preliminary leaf, neat paper repair to bottom fore-corner of half-title page Volume II, a couple of tiny edge splits, scattered light foxing and soiling; John W. Parker And Son, London, 1854. First edition. Miller pp. 405-6. *Author's first novel, and 'the first novel about Australia written by a woman' [\i Australian Dictionary of Biography ]. Published anonymously, Spence is described in the Preface (by William Bakewell, under the signature 'B') as 'a young lady who for some years has resided in one of the provinces of that distant country in which the scene of the novel is laid'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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