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        WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods

      Boston Ticknor and Fields 1854 - First edition, first state of the text, September ads (the various ads are of "no known bibliographical significance" -BAL, 20106). Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 307 and with title vignette of the cabin in the woods. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. 357, [8 ads} pp. A handsome copy of this important work, internally very pleasing and very fresh and essentially free of the browning which so often effects this title, the binding with gentle and expert restoration at the head and tail of the spine and with a little touching up of the tips but with brighter gilt then is typically seen and with sturdy, solid hinges. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN IS AN ICONIC BOOK and it has taken its place as one of the greatest books of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned the reputation as a work of great philosophical import. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Walden is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in the wilderness, but at the edge of town, only about two miles from his family home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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        Recherches sur le culte du cyprès pyramidal chez les peuples civilisés de l'antiquité.

      Paris, Imprimerie impériale, Gide et J. Baudry 1854 - grand in-8, 21 planches, demi-basane blonde, dos lisse, couv. cons. (reliure de l'époque). Dos frotté, épidermures, qqs rousseurs. Après une brillante carrière diplomatique Félix Lajard (1783-1858) se consacra à l'archéologie, passion contractée lors de ses différents voyages au Moyen-Orient. Atlas seul. Rare.

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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. 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. Bill of Sale to Wm. A. Matthews of Gonzales County. Folds, some light offsetting, else in very good condition

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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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        Grundzüge der Physik als Compendium zu seien Vorlesungen

      Schrag, Nürnberg 1854 - Mit 159 Holzschnitten;Ledereinband mit Goldprägung(leicht berieben) 563 S. 22x15;(t54) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les anges de la famille

      - Bonneville, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Seconda edizione illustrata di due incisioni incastonate con un frontespizio. autografo Rare firmato di Marceline Desbordes-Valmore al signor C. Piellat. Binding metà pecora melanzane, colonna vertebrale piatto decorato con punti d'oro, reti fredde ansi come caselle dorate doppie decorati con arabeschi dorati, leggermente strofinato tappi superiori, piatti di carta marmorizzata, due intoppi minori sui tagli, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, contemporaneo di legame. Alcuni Foxing minore principalmente margini di alcune foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition illustrée de deux gravures hors-texte dont une en frontispice. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore à monsieur C. Piellat. Reliure en demi basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de pointillés dorés, de filets à froid ansi que de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés d' arabesques dorées, coiffes supérieures légèrement frottées, plats de papier marbré, deux légers accrocs sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs essentiellement en marges de certains feuillets.  

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        De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap 1854 - Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 1 Kg. 699 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mathematics Simplified and made Attractive: or, the laws of motion explained

      The Author, Philadelphia 1854 - 19 plates (10 with hand colouring), lithographed by A. Kollner. Text in publisher's green cloth, covers stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt; atlas in half green morocco and period marbled paper covered boards, upper cover with original blue morocco gilt label Very rare American lithographed work and a prize winner at the London Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851. In his single-minded pursuit of diagrammatic explanations of many of the basic tenets of mathematics for pedagogical purposes, Thomas Fisher here produced a series of fascinating and incidentally beautiful illustrations, lithographed by A. Kollner, of a large range of concepts: from the basic illustration of the "Length, Breadth and Thickness" (plate 1) through to the later series of nine plates illustrating the "problem of Pythagoras" and touching on theories by Kepler, Euclid, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, Newton and more. The text volume (xiii, 15-144pp) published in Philadelphia in 1854 offers a specific explanation of each of the plates, and also includes a verbatim reprint of the report of the Great Exhibition jury which awarded Fisher an Honorable Mention in Class X. "Philosophical Instruments, and processes depending on their use" at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Very rare: we find no example of the text and atlas on the market in the last half century. 2 volumes (8vo text, plus large square folio atlas of plates) [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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        Die Feuerwerkkunst in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Lehrbuch der Lustfeuerwerkerei für Künstler vom Fach und Dilettanten. Erster [UND: Zweiter] Band.

      Ulm und 1852 1854 - EA (und 2. Aufl.?); 2 Bände; ca 22x14 cm; VI (statt VIII), 447 (1); (2) 670 Seiten mit 2 illustr. lith. Titelblättern und zahlreichen Textholzstichen; Leinwandeinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einbände vor allem am Buchrücken etwas fleckig, kleiner Stempel auf Innendeckel, typographisches Titelblatt zu Band 1 nicht mit eingebunden, Seiten teils mehr oder weniger meist am Blattrand stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Band 2 in der seltenen Erstausgabe, Band 1 seltsamerweise ohne das typographischen Titelblatt. Das lithographierte Titelblatt datiert 1854 [die EA wäre 1848], was auf eine von mir nirgendwo nachzuweisende 2. Auflage schließen lassen würde. 0,000 gr. Feuerwerk; Pyrotechnik [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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        Poems, By William Bell Scott

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1854. F'cap 8vo in half-sheets; half-title; fine wood-engraved pictorial title-page a by the author (reading 'Poems By a painter'); letterpress title-page; two inserted wood-engraved plates by Scott; leaves [C1] and [H4] signed 'C+' and '+', presumably as cancels; signature mark lacking to 'D1'; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[2]+iv+226+[ii]; nine-entry Errata slip tipped in before p.[1]; glazed dark red boards, paper spine-label; a.e uncut. Paper faded on spine, and rubbed over joints; label very slightly rubbed, and chipped at corners (not affecting printed area); light embrowning to edges of plates; one or two neat ink notes (v. below); otherwise fine internally. Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front paste-down, dated '8 May 1888', to the Scottish professor, novelist, critic, journalist, logician, etc., William Minto, who was at the time working on 'Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott...and notices of his artistic and poetic circle of friends', published in two volumes in 1892. Despite the errata slip, Scott has corrected the errata, and in one place added a nineteen word note on one of the poems for the benefit of Minto's research. From the library of Simon and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, with their (separate) book-labels above and below Scott's inscription on the front paste-down, together with their pencilled bibliographical notes. Loosely laid-in is a leaf of further notes in Nowell-Smith'a hand, together with Scott's visiting-card, to which he has added a holograph note that his address, 'Belleview House, Chelsea' has been given a street number and is 'now 92 Cheyne Walk'. The book was published variously in drab boards with a paper spine label, and blue cloth, gilt. The present copy does not appear to have been rebound, and may represent a late stage of the proof. Printed in Newcastle-upon-tyne by G. Bourchier Richardson. Fredeman, 56.5; COPAC records copies at the British Library, the London Library, and Durham only. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        SIBERIA: KYAKHTA] [Official Broadside, Titled:] Pravila dlya vodvoreniya v Kyakhtinskoy torgovoy slobode i propuska tuda raznogo roda lyudey [i.e. Rules for the Settlement in the Kyakhta Trade Quarter and Passes for Different Kinds of People]

      - [St. Petersburg], 19 March 1854. 2 pp. 35x22 cm. Foldmarks, left margin with minor tear after being removed from a stub, Soviet bookshop's stamp on verso, but overall a very good document. Official rules regulating residence in the Kyakhta trade quarter, a major centre of Russian-Chinese tea trade in the 18-19th centuries. The rules were issued by the Siberian Committee (the main government body administering Siberia in the 1820-1860s), with the original being signed by the Committee's chairman count A. Chernyshyov, and six members: count P. Kiselyov, count L. Perovsky, D. Bibikov, N. Annenkov, count V. Panin and P. Brok. The residence was allowed to local government officials, merchants, various types of workers, property owners and their family members. The paper regulates the issue of special passes for the visitors of Kyakhta; convicted smugglers were banned from entering the quarter. ''Kyakhta, formerly (until 1934) Troitskosavsk, town, Buryatia, south-central Siberia, Russia. It lies in the basin of the Selenga River, on the frontier with Mongolia. The town is on the railway and motor road from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar; both routes follow an ancient caravan track that was the only recognized link between Russia and China in the 17th and 18th centuries'' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). ''While the Trinity Fort fulfilled administrative and security functions, trade was handled by the adjacent settlement of Kyakhtinskaya Sloboda (Kyakhta Quarter), also founded in 1727. Here Russian merchants gathered to trade fur, leather, hides and cattle for a variety of Chinese goods, including silk and some porcelain, but with special emphasis on spices such as ginger and rhubarb, which were highly valued for medicinal properties. By the 1760s, Kyakhta Quarter had become the primary border point for trade with China, and the population and prosperity of both Russian settlements increased accordingly. Chinese merchants gathered across the border in a third settlement, known as Maimachin-a generic Chinese term meaning ''trading center''. By the late 18th century, the most significant import by far was tea, which for almost a century Kyakhta provided not only to the enormous Russian market, but also to much of Europe'' (Kyakhta: The Russian Source for All the Tea in China / Russia beyond the headlines). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrirter Alpen-Führer. Malerische Schilderungen des Schweizerlandes. ein Reise-Handbuch für die Besucher der Alpenwelt. Mit 200 Illustrationen, 20 Routenkarten, einer Uebersichtskarte der Schweiz und einem Panorama von Rigi-Kulm.

      Leipzig, J. J. Weber, 1854, - kl. in-8vo, XVI (Halb-Titel - Titelbl. -Vorwort - Inhalts-Verzeichnis - Verzeichnis d. Ill. u. Routenkarten) + XLVIII (Einleitung) + 710 S. (+ 1 Bl.: Druck von Brockhaus Leipzig), illustriert mit 200 Abbildungen + 20 kol. Routenkarten + 1 Panorama von Rigi-Kulm, Original-Vorsätze mit Verlagsinformationen, leimschattig, Original-Leinenband. Rücken und Deckel goldgeprägt, Schönes Exemplar. Postwesen, Münzwesen d. Schweiz mit Abbildungen ?das neue Schweizergeld ?1850?, Der Alpenführer in 20 Kapiteln abgefasst ausch das Veltlin, der Comer-See, Lage Maggiore, Simplon, das Chamouny- und Aosta-Thal, etc. Im Anhang: Reise-Routen - Ganze Schweiz, Spezial-Touren, Gasthöfe, Restaurationen, Cafés, Führer- und Transport-Tarife - für Sesselträger - im Bad Leuk für Gepäck- und Sessel-Träger, sowie für Pferde.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber 82, die Ausgabe von 1854 ?mit 20 Routenkarten?, wie in diesem Exemplar im Titel erwähnt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities

      Macmillan and Co., London 1854 - This appears to be the first edition, probable third state, with the Errata page following the table of contents, the Note following page 424 and Macmillan and Co. listed as the publisher on the title page. This is an ex-library book with most of the usual markings. Otherwise, the hardcover book is generally good with damage to the hinges (it has been been somewhat repaired and the first few pages have been glued a bit sloppily), wear to the binding, shelfwear, bumped corners, a tear to the bottom half of the title page near the inner margin and some pages with small tears. Issued without a dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phelps' New York City Guide; Being A Pocket Directory For Strangers And Citizens To The Prominent Objects Of Interest In The Great Commercial Metropolis, And Conductor To Its Environs.

      Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, New York 1854 - Bound in green cloth with gold titles. Complete with the hand colored map tipped in at the rear of the book. The map titled" Fanning's map of New-York city. 1854" has a few splits at the folds but remains bright. The book has some light foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Sir John Franklin Die Unternehmungen Fur Seine Rettung Und Di Nordwestliche Durchfahrt

      Berlin: Verlag Der Nicolai'schen Buchhandlung, 1854. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. viii,312 pp.pp. Octavo. Bound in 19th century marbled paper over boards. Old paper label on spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Two folding charts and one folding coloured map at the end. A touch of browning on a few leaves otherwise a nice clean copy. very good Not in the Arctic Biblio. "Availing himself of parliamentary papers, records of travel, and other accessible sources of information, Dr. Karl Brandes, Custos of the Royal Library at Berlin, has reduced into a continuous history the adventurous episodes of Arctic investigation, beginning in 1818 and ending with the latest searches for Sir John Franklin." Athenaeum No. 1443. Rare! 1854

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        Violin Cadenza - Autograph Musical Manuscript Fragment

      - Autograph musical manuscript fragment from the great violinist, bearing an elaborate cadenza for his Fantaisie sur "I Lombardi" (op. 29, no. 1). Penned on manuscript paper, the cadenza of three measures contains an ornamented upward scale fro G sharp to high D, followed by a long staccato descending passage and a further lyrical descending passage, ending on low A. Two further alternate passages of one and two measures are penned at the foot and lower right. Vieuxtemps' distinctive signature is partially visible at the upper right, but mostly obscured by the trimming of the fragment. The work is identified in pencil on the verso. Folding creases, toning and some light soiling, but overall in very good condition. 8.75 x 3.25 inches (22 x 8.5 cm).Vieuxtemps was one of the most important musicians of the 19th century. As one of the greatest of all violin virtuosos, he was compared to Paganini by both Schumann and Berlioz. As a composer, he was an important reformer of the concerto and in this regard, according to Grove, "can be compared to Liszt." His 3 Fantasias on Themes from Verdi Operas, Op.29, on themes from Verdi's I Lombardi, Ernani and Luisa Miller, was composed ca. 1854.

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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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        Voyage en Perse ... Perse Ancienne ... [With:] ... Perse Moderne ... [And with:] ... Relation du Voyage ..

      Paris: Gide et J. Baudry, 1854. 7 volumes, folio and octavo. (24 3/8 x 17 1/2 inches and 9 1/8 x 6 inches). All volumes with half-titles. [Ancienne:] 4 volumes, folio (1 vol. text, 3 vols. plates). Double-page engraved map and 243 plates on 244 sheets (241 engraved, 2 chromolithographed; 10 folding, 4 double-page), numbered 1-229. plus 16 bis plates (plate 187 not issued), with one plate on two double-page sheets (91) and one folding double number plate (150/151). Inked subscription stamp on plate 46. [Moderne:] 1 volume, folio. 100 tinted lithographed plates (31 with two images per plate). Minor dampstaining in top margin. [Relation:] 2 volumes, octavo. [4], 511, [1]; [4], 536pp. Expertly bound to style in half green morocco and period green cloth covered boards, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, the plate volumes with a repeat thematic gilt stamp in the othersProvenance: Alfred Blanche (inked stamp on half titles in Relation vols)Very rare, profusely illustrated folio work on Persia: the finest depiction of Persia in the 19th century.Born in Naples the son of an officer in Napoleon's army, Flandin is said to have studied under Horace Vernet, though other sources suggest him to have been self-taught. He exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1836, which evidently gained him notice, and he was sent to Algeria as a military painter in 1837. An interest in architecture led to his being appointed, along with architect Pascal Xavier Coste, to accompany the French Ambassador to Persia, Edouard, Comte de Sercey in 1839. "When the head of the mission was recalled to France, Flandin and Coste were left to struggle on in the country in the most difficult of circumstances" (Howgego)."After parting from de Sercey's mission, they left Isfahan (31 May 1841) with very limited financial means and retinue. They pursued their periplus towards Hamadan, Kangavar, Bisotun, Holwan, etc. They went back to Isfahan and then on to Shiraz and the Persian Gulf (Busehr), returning to Tehran via Shiraz, Isfahan, and Kasan. They then traveled to Tabriz, where disastrous sanitary conditions hampered their return through Trabzon or Tiflis so that they had to take the Tabriz-Baghdad route through Kurdistan instead ... Flandin's Voyage en Perse remains a model of its kind and an important source, particularly on early Qajar Persia, due to both its text and its illustrations. It provides many precious observations on history, archeology, arts, architecture, geography, social and court life, royal and provincial administration, military organization, etc" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). Upon his return to France, Flandin was awarded the Légion d'honneurPublished in 72 livraisons over the course of a decade, this work is very rare and is nearly always lacking plates or text. The present set is complete, and includes the rare octavo text with provenance to Alfred Blanche, the Conseiller d'Etat to the French Ministry of State from 1851-1858.Brunet II:p.1281; cf. Howgego B49 and G2; cf. Ghani p.641; Wilson p.72. Not in Abbey, Atabey or Blackmer.

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        La Normandie Illustrée. Monuments, sites et costumes de la Seine-Inférieure , de L'Eure, du Calvados, de l'Orne et de la Manche. Dessinés d'après nature par F. Benoist , et lithographiés par les premiers artistes de Paris. Volume premier: Seine-Inférieure - Eure - Costumes normands. (Tome 1 seul).

      Nantes, Charpentier Père, Fils et Cie, M. DCCC.LIV., 1854, - gr. in-folio, (46 x 32 cm,). Trois parties en premier volume: 1) Seine-Inférieure 2) Eure 3) Caractère, moeurs, usages et costumes, avec au total 2 frontispices, 1 carte en couleur et 84 planches lithographiées à pleine page, bel exemplaire sans rousseurs, reliure en d.-cuir, de l?époque, plat devant avec encadrement or et les lettres C. S. dorées au milieu, pages de garde marbrées, charnière en bas devant avec petit fente, sinon reliure robuste. Ouvrage de référence sur la Normandie comprenant de nombreuses magnifiques lithographies de la région, des monuments célèbres, ainsi que des costumes typiques. Collation: Frontispice + 2 ff. (faux-titre, titre avec grande vignette) + 1 f. (titre: première partie) + 1 carte couleur + XXXIV (introduction avec en-tête et vignette à la fin) + 1 f. (Tableau généalogique de la lignée des Ducs de Normandie) + 108 p. + 33 planches; 1 f. (entre-titre: 2è partie: Eure) + 1 frontispice + 84 p. + 27 planches (l?index mentionne seulement 25 planches); 1 f. (entre-titre: 3è partie: Caractère, moeurs, usages et costumes) + 29 p. (+1 bl.) + 24 planches (l?index mentionne seulement 23 planches). Les planches non mentionnées dans l?index: 1) Pont de l?Arche (Eure) / 2) Eglise St.-Germain à Pont Audemer (Eure) / 3) La Bénédiction de la Mer au Pollet (Dieppe - Seine Inférieure). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Travels in Siberia

      London Longman 1854 - First edition. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo., xv, 458; xvi, 432pp., engraved frontispiece, large folding map (tear repaired), original blindstamped purple cloth gilt, spine faded, a very good copy of a scarce item. Scarce account by a professional travel writer, who later produced works on the Sandwich Islands, the Levant, and Central & South America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Isthmus of Darien in 1852. Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

      London: Saunders and Stanford, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 238 p. Missing one of the original four maps (Topographical Map), volume priced accordingly. Other three maps complete, although first map does have some tears at creases. Blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, hinges solid with just one small crack at rear hinge, text block strong, all pages clear with just a hint of foxing beginning on a few. Spine has faded somewhat but lettering is still clear. International customers, please note that additional postage may apply; please contact seller for details.

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        Die Auswanderer'.

      - altkolorierte Galvanographie v. Leo Schöninger n. Wilhelm Koller b. W. Wick in München, dat. 1854, 50 x 66 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S. 230. - Seltene Drucktechnik von Schöninger die von Franz v. Kobell um 1842 erfundene Galvanographie (Verstählungsmanier von Kupferplatten). - Das Blatt herausgeben vom Salzburger Kunstverein.

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        Viaggio da Torino a Genova, contenente la descrizione geografica, storica ed archeologica stazione per stazione di tutte le località atraversate, le principali vedute.

      Precedute da alcune Notizie storiche sulle strade ferrate in generale. Torino-Genova, Libreria delle Strade Ferrate, e G.Biancardi, 1854, - in-8 (cm.19x12,5), legatura editoriale tutta tela scura, titolo in oro sul piatto anteriore ed al dorso, pp. 182 di testo a stampa, una carta topografica ripiegata del territorio e 16 tavole f.t. in litografia, a piena pagina, assai belle, del pittore Carlo Bossoli, finemente dipinte a mano, raffiguranti le vedute di queste localit?: Torino, Moncalieri, Stenevasso, Asti, Felizzano, Alessandria, Novi, Serravalle, Pietra Bissata, Villavecchia (2), Scrivia, Galleria Giovi, Fiume Ricc?, Sampierdarena, Genova. Raro album che costituisce una preziosa documentazione della ferrovia e del territorio attraversato dalla linea ferrata Torino-Genova. (inaugurata ufficialmente il 20 Febbraio 1854), con notizie sulle ferrovie in Italia e all'estero, coincidenze, alberghi, commercio, popolazione, polizia ferroviaria, tariffe e prezzi di trasporto merci, etc. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual do sapateiro ou tractado completo e simples desta arte, contendo os melhores processos a seguir para manufacturar as differentes especies de calçado. Imitado do manual francez de J. Morin, e substituido em alguns pontos pelas informações prestadas por alguns mestres da arte desta capital. Publicado por conta da .

      Lisbon, Typ. de A. Martins, 1853 [as per the title page; the front wrapper states Typ. de J.J.A. Silva, 1854]. - 8°, original yellow printed wrappers (light soiling, spine gone, rear wrapper creased and torn). Light browning and a few small stains at front. Uncut and partly unopened. Overall very good. 163 pp., 2 folding lithographic plates. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. According to the title page, the work is imitating a French work by J. Morin, but has been substantially revised to reflect practices in Lisbon. The plates show the tools of the shoemaker's trade: awls, lasts, pliers, and many others. The text includes a chapter with an alphabetical list and description of 74 tools and materials of the trade (pp. 11-53), followed by a chapter on leather, chapters on shoes for men and women (strong, everyday, dancing, waterproof, etc.), and a final chapter on various types of boots.*** Not in Innocêncio. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in the online catalogue of the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RAGLAN Fitzroy Somerset Lord 1788 1855 General Commander in Chief of the British Forces in the Crimea

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Raglan") to "My dear General Yorke" [? - name virtually illegible], warmly recommending Captain Mackenzie, brigade major of the 92nd Regiment. 1¼ pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, and the blue stamp of the Commander-in-Chief's Office at the top left, Before Sevastopol, 27 December 1854.

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        1.]: Paderni, Riccardo. La guerra d'Oriente nel mar Nero: descrizione e vedute dei luoghi principali con una carta geografica ad alcune piante topografiche. [bound with]: [2.]: Boschetti, Ambrogio. Il mar Baltico e le sue coste: descritti e illustrati con alcune carte geografiche topografiche e orografiche per la guerra d'oriente.

      Libreria di Colombo Coen, Tipografia del Lloyd Austriaco, Trieste 1854 - 4to, 314x224 mm, contemporary half leather binding with decorated paper at boards, gilt title and decorations at spine; pp. 78, [1], [3] folded plates, [10] plates; 131, [2] folded plates, [16] plates. Names of the Authors respectively at pages 78 of the first work and 3 of the second one. RARE SET OF TWO RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS ABOUT THE WARS IN THE BLACK SEA AND IN THE BALTIC SEA, BOUND TOGETHER [1.]: The work contains: 3 folded maps, by V. Stranski, illustrating the Black Sea ("Guerra d'Oriente - Mar Nero"), the Crimea ("Guerra d'Oriente - Crimea"), and a military plan of Sebastopoli and 10 lithographic views by V. Stranski: Gallipoli, Costantinopoli, Varna, Kustungi, Odessa, Anapa, Batum, Trebisonda, Sinope, Scutari. [2.]: The work contains: 2 folded maps, one of the War in the Baltic Sea ("Guerra nel Mar Baltico"), and a military plan of Cronstadt ("Pianta militare di Cronstadt") and 16 lithographic views by V. Stranski: Isole Aland, Barosund, Cronstadt, Nuovo Osservatorio di Cronstadt, Pietroburgo, Reval, Abo, Abo veduta dal ponte, Bomarsund, Helsingfors, Sukhum Kalè, Capo Kullen, Gustavsvern, Cristianstadt, Nargen, Sveaborg. Ref.: IT\ICCU\TSA\0804435 (with the two works together; 3 copies). OCLC, 635756710 (with the two works together; only 1 copy in Switzerland) and 79289355 (only 1 copy in USA, just of the first work, at the HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library, Cambridge). Cond.: A tear at title-page without loss of paper and not interesting the text (easy to be repaired). Some usual foxing for this type of paper. A good copy. 1015g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Both volumes of "A Pastor's Sketches" - Two Books from Millard Fillmore's Library - "fit companions for each other"

      n.p., n.d.. ""Millard Fillmore" has been written in an unknown hand inside the front covers of each book.(1) "A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation" by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D. Stated "Thirteenth Thousand." 414pp, 4.75" x 7.25". New York: M.W. Dodd, 1854. Spine repaired. Brown cloth. Rubbed. Toning on some pages. Internally sound. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book's location on his library shelf "D-3." Good condition.In the preface, Ichabod Spencer, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, writes that the 40 stories in this volume are "taken from real life. They are facts, not fancies..." Following the last page is the Table of Contents of the second series of "A Pastor's Sketches," 37 titles beginning with "The Universalist's Daughter." (2) "A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation" by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D. Second Series. Stated "Fifth Thousand." 430pp, 4.75" x 7.75". New York: M.W. Dodd, 1854. Titled in gilt on spine. Brown cloth. Chipped at upper and lower spine and joint. Rubbed. Toning on some pages. Internally sound. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book's location on his library shelf "D-3." Very Good condition.In the preface, Pastor Spencer writes that the "following Sketches have no necessary connection with those formerly published, and contained in another volume. Each volume is complete by itself, though the two are fit companions for each other...""

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        A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith

      [London] - Printed for Private Circulation 1854 - An affectionate memoir of wit, writer and cleric Sydney Smith. This work isthe extremely scarceprivately circulated copy of the memoir 1854, whichwas firstpublished in 1855. Undated, dated using Copac. Printed by John Edward Taylor, Little Queen Street. Written by his daughter, Lady Saba Holland, the second wife of Sir Henry Holland. Lady Holland made a name for herself in the literary sphere by penning this carefully written memoir of her father. Sydney Smith published several sermons and religious work. His reputation among contemporaries was that of a humorist. He was known to make jest of religious subjects andis known in the United States for his rhyming recipe for salad dressing. With the bookplate of Hon. Francis C Bridgeman to the front pastedown. Bridgeman was a British Army officer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885-1895. His crest to the tail of the spine. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with a small amount of rubbing to therear joint and to the head and tail of spine. Slightly heavierrubbing to the front joint. Minor rubbing to the extremities. Small amount of damp staining to the rear board. Prior owner's bookplate tothe front pastedown, Francis C Bridgeman. Library plate to the front pastedown. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1854

      Adelaide, printed and published at the 'Register' and 'Observer' Office, 1854. Duodecimo, [xii], 244, 42 (Directory), 36 (advertisements) pages with the hand-coloured plate featuring nine 'Signals used at the West Terrace Flagstaff'. Flush-cut quarter cloth and printed card covers (repeating the title page details on the front, with advertisements on the rear); covers rubbed, marked and lightly tidemarked, with some simple arithmetic on the front cover and front flyleaf; extremities of the covers lightly worn; minimal expert restoration to the foot of the front hinge; title written in ink on the spine; minor signs of age and use; essentially a very good copy with the contemporary ownership details of Joseph Grivell, 1854, on the flyleaf (and indistinctly on the front cover). In the preface, dated 10 January 1854, the compiler apologises for the lateness of the appearance of the almanack, the delay being 'occasioned by the extreme difficulty in obtaining compositors' - presumably all off to the diggings. He also apologises for the 'total omission of the Country Directory' for various reasons, so the 42-page directory covers only Adelaide and suburbs. Most of the balance of the book is given over to the usual statistics, regulations and lists of assorted office-bearers. However, the farmers' and gardeners' calendar runs to 18 pages, and there is a lengthy and important contribution by E.W. Andrews: 'Navigation of the Murray. Being extracts from a journal kept on board the "Lady Augusta" during Captain Cadell's exploratory voyage from the Goolwa to Ganawarra' (51 pages). Fellow-passengers James Allen and Arthur Kinloch published their independent accounts of this pioneering trip in book form in late 1853. In any event, Andrews' account was reasonably hot off the press; his last journal entry was dated 15 October 1853, less than three months before this almanack, delayed in publication, appeared. Ferguson 9829f.

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        ENUMERATIO PLANTARUM VASCULARIUM IN INSULA INARIME SPONTE PROVENIENTIUM VEL OECONOMICO USU PASSIM CULTARUM

      EX VANNI TYPOGRAPHEO, 1854. LATINO 0,76 Coperta rigida rossa con usura ai bordi ed agli angoli e con residui di colla ed adesivi ai piatti, dorso con titoli d'oro, scolorito e con usura e strappi al piede ed alla cima, tracce di umidità, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con fioritura e con traccia di umidità ai bordi, tavole in nero fuori testo USATO

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        Suggestions for the Future Provision of Criminal Lunatics.

      London: John Churchill,, 1854. Octavo. Original green finely-diapered cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple fillet panel in blind to the boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Tables to the text. A little rubbed, the cloth bubbled on the boards, corners bumped, small paper accession labels to the spine, accession numbers in ink and pencil to the title page, light browning, but overall very good. First edition, this copy inscribed on the title page; "The Library of the Hunterian Society from the Author". Hood was Resident Physician and Superintendent of Bethlehem Hospital, and one of the great mid-century reformers of the treatment of the mentally ill, who worked tirelessly to improve conditions in the hospital. He removed the bars from the windows, banned the use of mechanical restraints, furnished the wards with books and pictures and encouraged patients to occupy themselves with arts and crafts. He persuaded Richard Dadd to return to painting, and collected his work, one of Dadd's masterpieces Contradiction: Oberon and Titania was painted for him. The present work formed part of Hood's campaign to close down the grim and overcrowded wing for criminal lunatics. After years of persuasive correspondence with the authorities, Hood finally succeeded in securing the transfer of Dadd and about forty other patients from the dungeon-like Home Office-administered block to a comparatively peaceful ward inside the hospital.

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        Report on the Commissioner of Patents For the Year 1853 Agriculture

      Washington DC: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], [4] color plates, 448pp., [1]. A few text illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped covers and title "Senate Document" on front and rear boards. Title on spine. Edge wear to boards and corners. Light to moderate scattered foxing and toning to pages. Inscribed to "Jno J. Jones by Hon. Robt Toombs, Jany 9, 1857" on the right front end paper. Prior to the Civil War, Robert Toombs served in the Georgia House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and later elected to the United States Senate from the Whig Party. After the election of Lincoln, Toombs supported the secession of Georgia from the Union. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the Confederacy and formed a close relationship with Alexander Stephens also from Georgia. During the war, Toombs served as a General. After the war, Toombs departed for Europe and returned to Georgia in 1867. He died in 1885.

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        IV. Critical Position of H.M.S. Investigator on the North-Coast of Baring Island. August 20th 1851.

      Printed in Colours by Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen. / London. Published 15th May 1854, by Day & Son, Gate St. Linc. Inn Fds.& Ackermann & Co. Strand. - Chromolithograph Image 307 x 420 mm, Sheet 433 x 577 mm Plate IV from a series published by Day & Son entitled: 'A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour: together with a Coloured Map of the Route; By Lieut. S. G. Cresswell, of the Voyages of H. M. S. Investigator, Capt. M'Clure, during the Discovery of the North-West Passage' (1854). William Simpson (1823-1899) was a British draughtsman, early lithographer, watercolour painter, journalist and antiquarian. He covered the Crimean war on behalf of Colnaghi's but later joined the 'Illustrated London News'. He covered the Abyssinian campaign (1868), Franco-Prussian war (1870-71), Modoc war (1873) and Second Anglo-Afghan war (1878-1880). Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867), was a Royal Navy officer. He was technically the first naval officer to cross the entire Northwest Passage. Robert McClure was in charge of the expedition but Cresswell reached England first. Condition: Excellent clean impression. No tears or repairs.

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        The Congressional War on Kansas over Slavery and Statehood – 1854 – 1858

      1854 - Collection of 59 printed speeches and government documents. Mostly pamphlets printed in Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1854, 1856 and 1858. Includes President Franklin Pierce, Charles Sumner (who had nearly been killed in the Senate due to his anti-slavery views), Stephen Douglas, Schuyler Colfax, William Seward, Henry Wilson, Thomas Hart Benton, Daniel Clark, John Bingham, A.P. Butler, Erastus Brooks, Josiah J. Evans, Robert M. T. Hunter, and others. Printed pamphlets, speeches, orders, and Senate acts, some with original printed wrappers. Mostly octavo, pagination varies, as does condition. [Additional Pamphlet Images Available on Request] .01 Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills[WILLIAM H. SEWARD; KANSAS-NEBRASKA]. Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills. Senate of the United States, February 17, 1854. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1854. 16 pp. Sabin 79520.02 Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message[STEPHEN H. DOUGLAS; LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION]. Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1858. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1858. 16 pp. Inscribed in period ink, "From Hon. John Sherman.".03 The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas[BLEEDING KANSAS]. The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas. Pamphlet. [New York: Tribune Office. 1856.] 15, [1] pp. Concludes with full page (8.75 x 5.75 in.) map, "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories."This tract provides an example of the laws "notoriously forced upon the people of that Territory, at the hands of invading ruffians from Missouri, using the persuasive arguments of the Bowie-Knife and Revolver." Included are the three Presidential platforms for the 1856 election, and a special map: "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories," printed on the last page. Sabin 37020.05 Bell, John. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, on the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 18th, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1858. 16 pp.06 Benjamin, Judah P. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. J.P. Benjamin, of LA., on the Kansas Question. Delivered in the Senate May 2, 1856. 15 pp.07 Bennet, Henry. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Henry Bennett, of New York, on the Admission of Kansas, and the Political Effects of Slavery. In the House of Representatives, June 30, 1856. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1856. 14 pp.08 Benton, Thomas Hart. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, in the House of Representatives, April, 25, 1854. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.10 Bingham, John A. Pamphlet. The Lecompton Conspiracy. Speech of Hon. John A. Bingham, of Ohio. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 25, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard. 8 pp.11 Breckinridge, John C. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, in the House of Representatives, March 23, 1854, Delivered in the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.12 Bright, Jesse D. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Jesse D. Bright, of Indiana, on the Bill for the Admission of Kansas as a State. Delivered in the United States Senate, March 20, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Indianians Democratic Club, 1858.13 Broderick, David C. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California, Against the Admission of Kansas, under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 22, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Lemuel Towers, 1858.14 Brodhead, Richard. Pamphlet. Speech of Mr. Broadhead, of Penn'a, on the Nebraska and Kansas. (See website for full description)

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        Narrative of a journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852.

      London, Blackwood, 1854. Two volumes on one, 8vo. Contemporary school prize binding of full calf, spine with raised bands, ornamented in gilt and with black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, neat oval gilt-stamp Edinburgh Upper Ward of Lanarkshire Association on upper panel; pp. viii, 522; [2], v, 520, two three-colour lithographic frontispieces with tissue guards, folding lithographic map with author's route in red, folding plan of Jerusalem, folding epigraphic plate (repaired tear to fold); light spotting occasionally, offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a good copy. First edition. Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-1898) was a retired member of the Dutch Navy, draughtsman, and ethnographer, who in 1851 undertook a journey of the Levant, leaving Marseilles on a steamer for Beirut, equipped with ' a good store of drawing materials, the best of the hitherto published maps, a compass, a telescope, and an instrument for surveying' (p. 5). The result of this investigative journey are this epistolary travelogue with Van de Velde's illustrations, and a very rare, large and accurate map of the Holy Land in 8 sheets. Years before Schumacher Van de Velde carried out proper topographical recording of the mountains of Lebanon, were he travelled extensively. Much of the work is on Lebanon, which was less researched than the Holy Land. Van de Velde reports on a Druze uprising, Ottoman rule, the hydrography of the mountains, cedars, and sectarian divisions. Blackmer 1722; not in Atabey.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. van den Zande

      xii, 483 pp. 8vo, cont. blue pebbled cloth (minor foxing), red & green lettering pieces on spine. Paris: J. Techener, 1854.[bound with]:-. Catalogue de la Riche Collection d'Estampes et de Dessins composant le Cabinet de feu M. F. van den Zande…rédigé par F. Guichardot. xii, 355 pp. 8vo.Paris: F. Guichardot, 1855.The complete set of auction catalogues describing the rich collections of books, prints, and drawings formed by van den Zande (1780-1853), director of the customs agency at Rouen. "Littérateur estimable, M. Van den Zande laissa une précieuse collection d'estampes et une bibliothèque composée de 10,000 volumes. Les ouvrages sur les beaux-arts y tenaient une large place; mais la class la plus riche était celles des belles-lettres. On y trouvait plus de six cents poëtes latins modernes, collection aussi curieuse que difficle à réunir; un grand nombre d'ouvrages de critique, beaucoup de mélanges littéraires. La classe de l'histoire était également variée et intéressante: elle renfermait de bons mémoires, des Voyages estimés, des ouvrages sur les antiquités, une précieuse réunion de biographies spéciales."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 540-41.4147 lots of books (partially priced by hand) and 3118 lots of prints and drawings (priced throughout in a contemporary hand).Nice set.

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        Jerusalem and The Holy Land. Being a collection of lithographic views and native costumes, from drawings taken on the spot,

      London 1854 - 7 (only, of 12) tinted lithographed plates comprising four views by W. Simpson after Mrs Ewald and three chromolithographed costume plates. Oblong folio (27 x 37), later blue morocco with window title in gilt on blue background to upper cove, marbled endpapers. Plates comprise: 1. Jerusalem from the North West 2. Costumes and likenesses of Wandering Arabs. 3. Bethlehem and Rachel's Tomb 4. Costumes and likenesses of the present Samaritan Priest. 5. First view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. 6. Costumes and likenesses of a native Jew and Jewess of Jerusalem 7. Hebron and Machpelan Upper cover faded to brown, tissue guards browned, the plates generally very nice and fresh. Quite scarce. Mrs Ewald was possibly the wife of Ferdinand Christian Ewald. Although 12 plates seems to be correct we have located another copy with identical contents to this save for having a title page actually listing just 7 plates. We have no title page. (C.f. Blackmer 561) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the United States Exhibiting the Several Collection Districts

      1854 - A beautiful David H. Burr "Map of the United States Exhibiting the Several Collection Districts". Yellow lines are state borders - red lines are the boundaries of the collection districts. The delineation of the western states are particularly interesting. Burr was Geographer and Draftsman to the U.S. Senate from 1855-1859.

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