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        Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1854. London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this entertaining and beautifully illustrated novel by Robert Smith Surtees. Illustrated throughout with lovely hand-coloured plates by John Leech, as well as numerous vignette illustrations. As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. His novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription dated 189() to page 1. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE due to spotting..

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London - John Murray, 1854. London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Victorian edition of Samuel Johnson's famous set of literary biographies. Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (177981) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most important: John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. One of the lives, Richard Savage, was previously printed as Life of Mr Richard Savage in 1744. With notes corrective and explanatory by Peter Cunningham. With tipped-in newspaper article on Matthew Arnold to front free-endpaper of volume I. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and some light rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Four hinges strained. Some institutional blindstamping throughout. Pages are bright, with just the occasional patch of foxing. Extra rear blank tipped-in to volume III. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Nouveaux voyages en zigzag a la Grande Chartreuse, autour du Mont Blanc, dans les vallees d'Herenz, de Zermatt, au Grimsel, a Genes et a la Corniche. Precedes d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve

      Paris - Victor Lecou, 1854. Paris - Victor Lecou, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An entertaining and lavishly illustrated French travel narrative. This edition contained for the first time the complete text about Topffer's last journey, the Voyage autour du Mont-Blanc, which was not published during his life time. Travel in zigzag: or, a boarding trips on holiday in the Swiss townships and the Italian side of the Alps. With an additional illustrated title and title vignette, illustrated after the original designs of Topffer by M. Calame, Karl Girardet, Francais, D'Aubigny, De Bar, Gagnet and Forest, with numerous plates and illustrations in the text. In French. In an armorialschool prize binding of Kings College London, with presentation bookplate to front pastedown. Rodolphe Topffer (31 January 1799 - 8 June 1846) was a Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricature artist. He is also considered to be the first modern comic creator. He depicted a number of local landscapes in paintings considered influenced by the contemporary movement of Romanticism. He became an author of short stories and occasionally entertained his students by drawing caricatures. Topffer's stories were produced by autography, a variation of lithography that allowed him to draw on specially prepared paper with a pen. This process allowed for a loose line, quicker and freer than engraving, the usual process for printed illustration at the time. The comedic story was not originally intended for publication but Rodolphe continued to create others in his spare time to entertain his acquaintances. Notable among them was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who in 1831 persuaded Rudolphe to publish his stories. Condition: In armorial school prize full morocco binding. Externally rubbed, front joint just starting, front hinge held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, pages are intermittently bright and foxed. Overall: GOOD.

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

      London - Henry Colburn, 1854. London - Henry Colburn, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the correspondences of author Frances Burney, also known as Madame D'Arblay or Fanny BurneyNew edition, edited by her niece. With frontispiece of Burney to volume one. Including folding facsimile of her writing to volume I. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. She wrote in total four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. She gains critical respect in her own right, but also foreshadows such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. She published her first novel, Evelina, anonymously in 1778. When the book's authorship was revealed, it brought her almost immediate fame due to its unique narrative and comic strengths. She followed with Cecilia in 1782, Camilla in 1796 and The Wanderer in 1814. All of Burneys novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirise their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. With one exception, Burney never succeeded in having her plays performed, largely due to objections from her father, who thought that publicity from such an effort would be damaging to her reputation. The exception was Edwy and Elgiva, which unfortunately was not well received by the public and closed after the first nights performance. Bookplate of F. M. L. Zobel to front pastedowns. Complete in seven volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some discolouration to the spine and some rubbing to the extremities. Slight bumping to the heads and tails of the spines also, with a few marks to the boards. Five hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink signature to title page ofvolume I. Pages aregenerally bright and clean,though with some slight marginal age-toning to one volume. Overall: GOOD..

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        Firmilian:

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854. Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Firmilian by T. Percy Jones. William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE (21 June 1813 4 August 1865) was a Scottish lawyer and poet. He wroteFirmilian, a Spasmodic Tragedy, under the nom-de-plume of T. Percy Jones, intended to satirise a group of poets and critics, including Gilfillan, Dobell, Bailey, and Alexander Smith. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There are some chips and closed tears to the top and tail of the spine and the spine is sunned. Corners are bumped and boards are warped and stained. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are starting but firm. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There are bookplates to the front pastedown and the recto of front free-end papers and a binder's stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        OEUVRES DE FRANCOIS RABELAIS CONTENANT LA VIE DE GARGANTUA ET CELLE DE PANTAGRUEL

      J. BRY AINE, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR, 1854.. ILLUSTRATIONS PAR GUSTAVE DORE 399 Seiten, zahlreiche Abbildungen, wunderbarer Halbleder mit goldener Rückenprägung, marmoriertes Papier. Innen sauber und fest, im Papier alterbedingt etwas stockfleckig, bei Interesse sind weitere Fotos möglich

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        1854 Manuscript Album a Collection of Pen and Ink Sketches Bylandt and Addison

      London - Darton & Co, 1854. London - Darton & Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. >A Collection of Pen and Ink SketchesBy Count A. de Bylandt and Lt. Addison1854 - London - Darton & Co12 by 10, Unpaginated.

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        The Works of Shakspere

      London - Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1854. London - Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of the works of William Shakespeare. With a memoir, and essay on his genius by Barry Cornwall; also, annotations and introductory remarks on the plays by many distinguished writers. Volume I: Memoir and Essay; ComediesVolume II: TragediesVolume III: Historical Plays, Poems, and SonnetsLavishly illustrated with woodcuts from Kenny Meadows. Label of Simmons and Waters, book and print dealers, to front pastedowns. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings marbled boards. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. One hinge failed, with two more hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some tidemarks and foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Meyerbeer").

      Berlin, 6. XI. 1854.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Das Manuscript Ihres Operngedichts, welches Sie die Güte hatten, mir zur Ansicht zu schicken, habe ich die Ehre gehabt zu empfangen. Ich danke Ihnen sehr für das Zutrauen, welches Sie in mich schwaches Talent setzen, indem Sie mir dasselbe zur Composition anbieten. Das Gedicht habe ich mit viel Interesse durchgelesen, es enthält eine anziehende, geschickt geführte Handlung, und scheint mir sowohl im Allgemeinen als in den einzelnen Singstücken sehr günstig für die musikalische Behandlung angelegt zu sein. Leider, was mich betrifft, habe ich mich zu so vielen Arbeiten für die Zukunft verpflichtet, daß es mir zu meinem großen Bedauern unmöglich ist, die Composition desselben zu übernehmen, weshalb ich die Ehre habe, Ihnen das Manuskript beifolgend zurückzusenden [...]".

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        Studie zum Rosenwunder der Hl. Elisabeth auf der Wartburg, um 1854

      . Bleistift auf blauem Papier, verso weitere Studien in Feder zu dem Bild Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg, 18 x 13,2 cm. Im Jahre 1854 begann Moritz von Schwind mit den Arbeiten an den Fresken auf der Wartburg. In sechs hochformatigen Feldern zeigt er Stationen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Elisabeth. Gerahmt werden diese von sieben Tondi mit den Darstellungen der "Werke der Barmherzigkeit". Die wichtigste Inspirationsquelle für seinen Bildzyklus war das 1836 in Paris erschienene Buch "Histoire de Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, Duchess de Thuringe" des Grafen Charles de Montalembert, das im Jahr darauf auch in einer deutschen Übersetzung erschien. Bereits im Jahr 1855 war der Zyklus fertiggestellt. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist eine vorbereitende Detailstudie für die beistehende Figur aus der Szene mit dem Rosenwunder der Heiligen Elisabeth. Schwind hat hier in wenigen und leicht hingehauchten Strichen die Positionierung von Händen und Kopf geklärt. Sie findet sich nahezu identisch in den fertigen Wandbildern wieder. Trotz der Reduktion der Striche gelingt es Schwind bereits hier, die Verwunderung und das Entzücken über das Rosenwunder auszudrücken. In Montalemberts Schilderung der Szene erscheint über Elisabeth ein leuchtendes Kreuz als Zeichen für die christliche Tat. Schwind hat auf diesen Hinweis verzichtet, aber der Betgestus der Hofdame und des im Wandgemälde am unteren Rand eingefügten Jägers verdeutlichen das Wunder. Die Rückseite der Zeichnung hat er darüber hinaus mit groben Entwürfen für das Fresko "Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg" gefüllt, das zur gleichen Zeit wie das Rosenwunder-Fresko entstand.

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        Extremely rare autograph document in Semmelweis' hand, from his time at the St. Rochus Hospital in Pest were he eliminated childbed fever, medical testimony regarding a female patient, signed and dated 24. December 1854.

      - Despite the wide interest there has been for more than a century in Semmelweis? work and personality there are still today extremely few examples of autograph material by him. In their 1968 article on Semmelweis manuscripts the three authors Antall, Harko, and Vida note: "Researchers always attach great importance to the manuscripts of great personalities. Not only the contents of these manuscripts are of great value, but they are very valuable historical documents and museum pieces too. For this reason and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Semmelweis? birth we considered necessary to summarize what survived him in manuscript form. He left only few manuscripts; the first drafts of his published works are irretrievably lost. In 1940 György Korbuly summarized the number of the discovered Semmelweis manuscripts and he stated in his article: ?if we inquire, how many manuscripts of Semmelweis we know today, the reply is expressively depressing. We know today only 5 original letters of him". (J.Antall, V.Harko u T.Vida, Semmelweis Ignac összegyütött keziratai, Budapest 1968). The authors continue to mention that since 1940 some new Semmelweis manuscripts had come to light in London and Budapest, but that still in 1966 when Ákos Palla described a newly discovered document he estimated a total number of documents known worldwide to be 20-30. We cannot locate any other autograph material in the auction records. The large and impressive document (380 x 240 mm) is a medical testimony done by Semmelweis when he was primary obstetrician at the St. Rochus Hospital in Pest. The patient, Anna Petermann, claimed when she was hospitalized for birth, the 9th October 1854, that she was 19 years of age. Due to two obstetric surgeries Semmelweis however realized that the patient must be at least thirty. The document is signed with a large and bold signature by Semmelweis "Ig. Philipp Semmelweis, Med Doctor & Primar-Geburtsarzt zu St. Rochus" and dated "Pest den 24 December 1854"."During 1848?1849 some 70.000 troops from the Habsburg-ruled Austrian Empire thwarted the Hungarian independence movement, executed or imprisoned its leaders and in the process destroyed parts of Pest. Semmelweis, upon arriving from the Habsburg Vienna in 1850, likely was not warmly welcomed in Pest. On May 20, 1851. Semmelweis took the relatively insignificant, unpaid, honorary head-physician position of the obstetric ward of Pest?s small St. Rochus Hospital. He held that position for six years, until June 1857. Childbed fever was rampant at the clinic; at a visit in 1850, just after returning to Pest, Semmelweis found one fresh corpse, another patient in severe agony, and four others seriously ill with the disease. After taking over in 1851, Semmelweis virtually eliminated the disease. During 1851?1855, only eight patients died from childbed fever out of 933 births (0.85%). Despite the impressive results, Semmelweis?s ideas were not accepted by the other obstetricians in Budapest. The professor of obstetrics at the University of Pest, Ede Flórián Birly, never adopted Semmelweis?s methods. He continued to believe that puerperal fever was due to uncleanliness of the bowel. Therefore, extensive purging was the preferred treatment. After Birly died in 1854, Semmelweis applied for the position. So did Carl Braun ? Semmelweis?s nemesis and successor as Johann Klein?s assistant in Vienna ? and Braun received more votes from his Hungarian colleagues than Semmelweis did. Semmelweis was eventually appointed in 1855, but only because the Viennese authorities overruled the wishes of the Hungarians, as Braun did not speak Hungarian. As professor of obstetrics, Semmelweis instituted chlorine washings at the University of Pest maternity clinic. Once again, the results were impressive." (Wikipedia). One folio leaf (380 x 240 mm) brown paper, very light folding crease to middle (no damage), some creasing to lower part of the leaf but far from and not effecting any writing, sligh [Attributes: First Edition]

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        der ganzen Erde nach den besten astronomischen Bestimmungen, neuesten Entdeckungen und kritischen Untersuchungen entworfen.

      Weimar, Verlag des geographischen Instituts, (1854).. 58 x 38 cm. Gestoch. Titel, doppelblattgr. Register und 70 meist grenzkolor. Kupferstich-Karten. HLdr. d. Zt.. Espenhorst, PP, 1.1.4 Kiepert Period (1847-1855). - "Ab dem Jahr 1846 wurde der Atlas erneut mit nun teilweise durch H. Kiepert revidierten Karten angeboten. Diese erschienen offensichtlich erst nach und nach, so daß erst 1848 wieder ein kompletter Atlas mit nunmehr 70(71) Karten vorlag" (Espenhorst, AS, S. 25). - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, die Gelenke oben und unten eingerissen, die Bindung noch intakt. Die Karten breitrandig, nur wenige leicht fleckig.

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        "Das Fronleichnams= Fest auf dem Marienplatze in München".

      . Lithographie bei Singer, München, 1854, 25 x 36 cm.. Nicht bei Lentner u. in Slg. Proebst. - Vor der zu einem Altar hergerichteten Mariensäule feiert die amtierende Geistlichkeit, der Hof und sehr zahlreiche andächtige Bürger das Fronleichnamsfest, im Hintergrund die Frauentürme. - Gut erhalten. Gerahmt.

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        A History of the English Poor Law in Connexion with the Legislation and Other Circumstances Affecting the Condition of the People WITH A History of the Scotch Poor Law in Connexion with the Condition of the People WITH A History of the Irish Poor Law

      London: John Murray, 1854. London: John Murray, 1854. Four volumes complete - Volume One - 'A History of the English Poor Law', Volume One, xxix, [1], 408pp; Volume Two - 'A History of the English Poor Law', Volume Two, vi, [xxix], [1], 467pp, [1]; Volume Three - 'A History of the Scotch Poor Law', published in 1856, x, 288pp and Volume Four - 'A History of the Irish Poor Law', published in 1856, x, 424pp. Uniform original cloth, title, author, place and publisher in gilt to spine, covers with double fillet bordering an inner volute frame in blind, primrose endpapers. Spines uniformly faded, minor splits to head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities. Some light spotting internally, largely unopened, previous owner's armorial bookplate (Joseph Jones) to front pastedowns. There was a supplementary volume to the English Poor Laws published in 1899. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. 8vo.

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        HARD TIMES For These Times

      Bradbury & Evans , 1854. Bradbury & Evans , 1854. First edition. Original olive green cloth. First issue with horizontally ribbed cloth with the price 5/- in gilt at the base of the spine. A fine copy, which has fading to the spine as always, but the gilt titles are bright and distinct with only the slightest rub at the head of the spine and some light spots to the rear panel. Internally fresh and clean, with hinges perfect and just a couple of foxing spots to the title. An exceptional copy. Smith 11. Carter - More Binding Variants p7-8

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        Die chirurgischen Krankheiten und Verletzungen des Gehirns und seiner Umhüllungen.,

      Tübingen, Laupp 1854. - Victor v. Bruns (1812-1883) deutscher Chirurg u.Pionier der Neurochirurgie. - Erste Ausgabe des Textbandes zum Atlas der Neurochirurgie aus dem `Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie`. gr.-8°. XIV, 1096 S., 4 Bl. Pappband d.Zt. mit hs. Rückenschildchen, Ecken u. Kanten berieben, die ersten Bl. gebräunt, sonst nahezu fleckenfrei u. frisch. Titelbl. mit altem kl. Eignerstempel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICTURE FABLES By Alfred Crowquill.

      16 leaves, all printed on one side only and bearing hand-coloured illustrations with text beneath. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, recently re-backed. Quarto. First edition. Expertly re-backed; boards worn and rubbed; else very good. Tipped on to the front is the original receipt for twenty pounds five shillings Forrester was paid by Grant & Griffith for this book. It is signed using his usual pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill, and dated November 10th 1854.

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        Travels in Siberia (2 vols.cpl./ 2 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans; 1854.. 458/ 432 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Das hier angebotene Werk befinden sich in einem erträglichen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Einband beschädigt/ leicht gelöst - jedoch keine losen Seiten; textsauberes Exemplar aus einer Sammlung eines Theologen (Ex-libris); KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; in ENGLISCHER Sprache!

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        IRIS. Pariser Damen - Zeitung. Moden-, Muster und Kleider Magazin. VI. Jahrgang, 1854.

      Paris, London, Leipzig, Wien, New York, 1854,. OHLwd., mit Rückengoldprägung. 192 S. 61 color. Modenbildern (farbige Lithographien) und 1 Schnitt. Innen zuweilen leicht braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten..

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        Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. 6. 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verordnungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffenen Bestimmungen

      Wien, Manz 1854-1858.. Wien, Manz 1854-1858.. 3 Bde. gr.-8°. VI, 1 Bl., 848; 2 Bll., 879; 2 Bll., 829 S. HPgmt. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Marmor. Schnitt u. Vors. Exlibris. EA. vgl. Wurzbach XL, 147 - Stubenrauch (1811-1865) "erwarb sich durch die Herausgabe einer Anzahl praktischer und noch heute geschätzter Hand- und Lehrbücher, welche bei der Neugestaltung des staatlichen Organismus nach dem Jahre 1848 der heranwachsenden juridischen Jugend große Dienste geleistet hatten, einen ausgebreiteten Ruf. Hiezu gehören ... sein 'Commentar des allgemeinen bürgerlichen Gesetzbuches' "(ADB XXXVI, 709f.)

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents In Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with The United States and Mexican Boundary Commision, During the years 1850-, 51, 52 and 53. In Two Volumes with Maps and Illustrations.

      New York D. Appleton & Company 1854 - Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents BARTLETT, John. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents. In Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with The United States and Mexican Boundary Commision, During the years 1850-, 51, 52 and 53. In Two Volumes with Maps and Illustrations. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. First edition, issued simultaneously with the two volume edition. Octavo. Two volumes bound in one. Publisher's original brown cloth, decoratively blindstamped. Illustrated with 2 folding frontispieces, large folding map of US and Mexican border area, 14 tinted lithograph plates (including the Tucson plate not called for), 29 full-page woodcuts, and many smaller text cuts throughout. Spine rubbed along extremities, edges bumped. Overall, a very good copy of a very thick book. Howes. Howes. Streeter. Streeter. HBS 66997. $1,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Im Gefängnis

      1854. Braune Tusche und Feder in Schwarz auf Papier, unten mittig signiert und datiert: "Ndp inv. 1854.-", verso mit Sammlungsstempeln (nicht bei Lugt), 24,9 x 20,1 cm. Franz Nadorp, der durch seine umfassende Bildung und sein Rede-, Musik-, und Zeichentalent lange Jahre der Dreh- und Angelpunkt des römischen Kunstlebens war, strotzte förmlich vor mannigfaltiger Phantasie, die sich in seinen stets eigenen und eindrucksvollen Bildfindungen ausschüttete. Von Illustrationen Dantes, Shakespeares, Ossians, der Nibelungen und der Edda bis hin zu Porträts, religiösen Themen und Landschaften, ausgeführt in Zeichnungen, Ölgemälden, Druckgraphiken und Plastiken: stets ist die Komposition unverkennbar individualisiert und nicht selten durch Witz und Charme aufgelockert. Trotz seiner vielseitigen Begabungen war Nadorp das Glück im Leben kaum hold und so musste er sich stets als nahezu mittelloser Künstler mit Porträtaufträgen und Zeichenunterricht durchschlagen. Seine Pläne, ein gefeierter Historienmaler zu werden, scheiterten und die finanzielle Unterstützung, die er aus dem Salm-Salmschen Fürstenhause erhielt, brach mit dem Tod seines Förderers ab. Es mag diese stete Unterwerfung gewesen sein, die Nadorp dazu veranlasste, eine Szene wie in unserem Blatt darzustellen. Er präsentiert dem Betrachter eine Gruppe von vier Männern in Frauenkleidern, die, im Kerker sitzend, von geharnischten Frauen genauestens bei Tätigkeiten wie Stricken, Spinnen und Polieren bewacht werden. Der Mann rechts am Boden, in einem Stock gefesselt, findet sich dabei unter dem sprichwörtlichen Pantoffel wieder, der den Mann als unterdrückten Befehlsempfänger der Frau auszeichnet. Doch sollte Nadorp sich selbst in diesem Rollenspiel erkennen, so befindet er sich in bester Gesellschaft, denn kein geringerer als Herkules ist in dieser Travestie sein Vorläufer und Leidensgenosse. Von der lydischen Königin Omphale mit der drohend erhobenen Sandale an den Spinnrocken gezwungen, dabei Frauenkleidung tragend, ist Herkules der Prototyp für die hier versammelte Männermannschaft. Als stets zu Höherem berufener Künstler litt Nadorp sehr unter der Missachtung, die seiner Kunst entgegengebracht wurde und sah sich oft "von finstern melancholischen Gedanken gefoltert". Die Identifikation mit Herkules in diesem umgedrehten Machtverhältnis mag also durchaus Nadorps eigene Befindlichkeit spiegeln. Auch allgemein verstanden kann das Blatt den Künstler zeigen, der nicht seinen eigenen Vorstellungen und Idealen, seinem eigenen Herkules, folgen kann, sondern in der Abhängigkeit von seinen Aufraggebern dazu gezwungen ist, ein Sklavenleben im Kerker zu fristen.

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        The American annual: illustrative of the early history of North America

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., [1854]. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.. [1854]. "First edition with this title; also issued in 1854 as Chicora and Other Regions of the Conquerors and the Conquered. 4to, pp. [3]-126; 21 steel- engraved plates after Seth Eastman, mainly of the Sioux and the Pueblo; original green cloth elaborately stamped in gilt and blind, a.e.g.; minor rubbing at edges and fore-corners, occasional moderate foxing, otherwise a very good copy; in a new beige cloth slipcase. Field 477: (""a beautiful book upon aboriginal manners and history""); Howes E18; Wagner-Camp 238a.2: ""Captain and Mrs. Eastman were stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, from 1841 through 1848. Already an accomplished artist, Captain Eastman recorded the daily life of the Sioux and Winnebago who lived in the area. Eastman's drawings formed the basis for the illustrations in all of Mary Eastman's books. Several of the ""annals"" [sic] that were fashionable at that time used the essays and poems of Mary Eastman as well as the captain's paintings."""

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        Handley Cross or Mr Jorrocks’s Hunt. R S Surtees. 1854

      Surtees. R. S., Handley Cross or Mr Jorrocks’s Hunt. By the author of Mr Sponges sporting tour,” “ask Mamma,2 etc.etc. With illustrations by John Leech. London, Bradbury, Evans and Co, 1854. 1st Edition. 8vo. Ribbed cloth, gilt decorations to front, gilt titles and decorations to spine. Pp550, 17 full page hand coloured engravings on steel, 84 vignette engravings on wood within text. Binding is faded and worn with some splitting and small loss to spine edges. Hinges are week but holding. Neat, early ownership mark on front free endpaper. All text and illustrations are tightly bound some age toning to page edges, otherwise in tight and bright. The hand colouring on the illustrations skilfully completed.

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        Reminiscences of a Huntsman. By the Honourable Grantley F. Berkeley. With Illustrations by Leech.

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, London 1854 - London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854. First edition. xi,[i],415,[1]pp. With hand-coloured frontispiece and three etched black and white plates by John Leech. §The author's brother MAURICE BERKELEY's copy with his bold ink signature to front free endpaper. There was bad blood between the disputatious Grantley Berkeley, sportsman & bully, and his siblings. In his 'Memoirs' (1865), he dredged up the dubious circumstances of his mother's 1795 marriage to the Earl of Berkeley - a secret marriage amidst allegations that the Earl had actually bought his bride from her elder sister. Grantley Berkeley's motive appears to have derived from little more than a desire to antagonise his brothers, who responded with a printed denial in the form of the 1866 pamphlet 'Reply to Some Passages in a Book entitled "My Life and Recollections, By the Hon. Grantley F. Berkeley." By the Other Surviving Sons of the Late Earl and Countess of Berkeley' : a pamphlet generally attributed to Maurice Berkeley, only. Nineteenth-century ink ownership name regrettably erased from head of title-page to the point of illegibility; the residue of the name looks of similar date to Maurice Berkeley's signature and may have been that of another family member (this is speculation). Several facetious manuscript comments to text in pencil or blue pencil, and one in ink, in one or more nineteenth-century hands. The annotator(s) clearly read the text with a closely critical eye and one is probably Maurice Berkeley. Rebound in black late nineteenth-century half calf, slightly cropping one of the manuscript annotations (see illustration), pebbled cloth boards (latter a little discoloured), gilt lettering and decoration (title misspelled on spine). Some general light internal soiling and occasional foxing. Loosely inserted is a slip of paper with pencilled note in one of the same hands, mentioning a sporting painting 'The Death of the Fox' depicting Earl Fitzhardinge, the Hon. Craven Berkeley, and others, seemingly left at a framer's. Touch of rubbing to covers and slight external split to 1 cm. of external upper joints, but covers perfectly sturdy. A good, sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Norwegische Landschaft

      1854. Öl auf Papier, auf Leinwand aufgezogen, unten rechts bezeichnet: "Paa Malholmen 13/7 54 Nr. 24." und verso signiert: "Georg Saal"; auf dem Keilrahmen bezeichnet: "Collection Saal Norwegen No. a 9", 46,9 x 67,2 cm. Guter Zustand inkl. Rahmen. Im Frühsommer 1854 brach Georg Saal zu seiner dritten Norwegenreise auf. Der zuvor erfolgte Wohnortwechsel von Heidelberg nach Baden-Baden und die darauf folgende Ernennung zum badischen Hofmaler sicherten Saal sowohl Auskommen als auch Ansehen als Künstler. Über diese dritte Reise berichten einige erhaltene Gemälde, zu denen auch unsere Arbeit zählt. Auch wenn die genaue Reiseroute nicht bekannt ist und die Beschriftungen der Bilder nicht immer Aufschluss über die jeweiligen Etappen geben, so ist doch sicher, dass Saal kurz nach seiner Ankunft den ungarischen Adeligen Moritz von Marsovsky kennenlernte, mit dem er die meisten Reisen unternahm. Die überlieferten Arbeiten dieser Zeit entstanden zwischen dem 8. Juni 1854 und dem 21. August 1854. Folgt man den Beschriftungen der Bilder, dann hielt er sich in den ersten Wochen an der westlichen Küste Norwegens auf, in der Nähe von Moldefjord. Ein weiteres Bild legt nahe, dass er sich Ende Juli im Norden Norwegens, in Hammerfest aufhielt. Die Rückreise nach Deutschland könnte dann, einer Ölskizze folgend, über die Farö- Insel in Schweden erfolgt sein. Die Beschriftung unserer großformatigen Ölskizze mit "Malholmen" klärt die Position des Malers nicht eindeutig. Der Ort ist heute nicht mehr nachzuweisen. Unser Bild weist aber eine große Ähnlichkeit mit einer weiteren überlieferten Arbeit auf, entstanden am Moldefjord im Romsdal, die darauf schließen lässt, dass beide Werke zusammen entstanden sind, auch wenn ihre Bezeichnung unterschiedlich ist. Das identische Format und die sehr ähnliche Farbigkeit und Ausführung sprechen dafür. Die Uneindeutigkeit könnte damit erklärt werden, dass Saal möglicherweise die Beschriftung nachträglich auf den Bildern angebracht hat. Hierfür spricht auch die durchgehende Nummerierung, die sich auf nahezu allen Werken dieser Reise finden lässt. Sechs Lithographien nach Gemälden Saals, die er auf dieser Reise durch Norwegen geschaffen hat, wurden 1855 in der zweiten Auflage des vielgerühmten norwegischen Ansichtsbandes Norge fremstillet i Tegninger publiziert. Darunter befindet sich auch eine Lithographie mit der Ansicht eines Teilstückes des Moldefjords, die größte Ähnlichkeit mit unserer Arbeit aufweist. Es ist zu vermuten, dass Saal auf der Grundlage der mitgebrachten Skizzen ein heute nicht mehr bekanntes Gemälde als Vorlage für die Lithographie schuf. Es kann als besondere Auszeichnung gelten, dass Saal in diesem wichtigen Werk über Norwegen mit sechs Abbildungen seiner Gemälde vertreten war. Auch nach seiner Rückkehr nach Baden- Baden bleibt die Bedeutung Saals als Maler der norwegischen Landschaft ungebrochen.

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        'Karte Des Kreises Lennep mit Bezeichnung der industeriellen Gruppirung - Lith. Anstalt von Carl Larsch in Solingen':.

      . Lithographie b. Carl Larsch in Solingen, 1854, 36,5 x 27,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Sehr seltene Detailkarte vom Kreis Lennep. - Im Kartenhimmel Titel; links und rechts oben Remscheider u. Lenneper Wappen. - Rechts unten Erklärungen. - Unten links Verlegeradresse.

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        THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & ART

      Published by Walton And Maberly, 1854. Published by Walton And Maberly, 1854. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. 6 volumes. Three-quarter brown calf. Marbled boards. B/w illustrations. Spines faded. Corners rubbed with some wear. [S]

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        Suggestions for the Assistance of Officers in Learning the Languages of the Seat of War in the East. [...] With an Ethnological Map Drawn by Augustus Petermann

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, , 1854. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, , 1854. 8vo. pp. xviii, 134 + folding map, drawn and lithopgraphed by Petermann, with original hand colour. Some spotting, especially to preliminaries, small stain in lower part of the map. Publisher’s green blind-stamped cloth, blocked in gilt and blind, somewhat faded, inner hinges cracked. Binder’s ticket (Lewis & Sons, Gough Square, London) to pastdown. Ex libris Loyola House, Naxxar, a Jesuit community on Malta, with withdrawal stamps. Book

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        Cabinet Photograph of Major John Stewart in Full Military Regalia

      Notman & Sandham, Photographers, Montreal - [no date]. (Cabinet photo) Very good. Mounted on gilt trimmed studio card: 8 3 / 16" X 4" Images is 8" X 3 3 / 4". Original 19th century photograph of Major John Stewart 1854 - 1893. Member of Canadian Parliament. Stewart founded Stewart Ranch Company, Pincher Creek Alberta, in 1881. Bought land on east side of Elbow River, Calgary, and had original town site of Calgary laid out. Founder of Rocky Mountain Rangers, 1885; formed during the Riel Rebellion to patrol from Fort MacLeod, Alberta, along the international boundary. Members included: Lord Boyle [Viscount Richard Henry Boyle] and Kootenai Brown, Chief Scout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Archiv für Ophtalmologie. Herausgegeben von (...). Erster Band. Abteilung I. Abteilung II. (I ett bind).

      Berlin., Verlag von P. Jeanrenaud. 1854. Leks8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med svakt opphøyde ryggbånd og enkel ryggforgylling. Marmorerte dekler. XIV, 481 ; VI, 358 s. Med 8 litograferte plansjer, hvorav 3 er trykt i farver. Royal 8vo. Contemporary half calf, raised bands, spine simply gilt, marbled covers. XIV, 481 ; VI, 358 pp. With 8 plates in litho, 3 being coloured

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        Wanderungen in China waehrend der Jahre 1843-1845

      Leipzig, Dyk, 1854.. nebst dessen Reisen in die Theegegenden China's und Indiens 1848-1851. Aus dem Englischen bearbeitet von Dr. Julius Zenker. Mit 10 lithographischen Tafeln, 20 kleine Abbildungen auf jeweils ein weißes Blatt montiert und entsprechend der Textzugehörigkeit eingebunden, 2 Karten, 2 Blatt, 413 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 22 x 14 cm,. Innen teils etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut.

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        The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. The First Edition has for sale this very rare and collectable William Makepeace Thackeray two volume first edition book, The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family edited by Arthur Pendennis. This is the first edition in the original cloth with Volume 1 dated 1854 to the title Page and Volume 2 dated 1855 to the Title Page. The maroon brown coloured boards, which are blind-stamped with gilt decoration to the spines are in Very Good condition being complete with marks to the boards and fading to the spine - though the decoration, lettering and numbering is still vividly clear; and the usual corner knocks which is common for books of this age, but are certainly not at all serious. There are 380 numbered pages to Volume 1, all edges marbled, with all 23 full page plates "on steel and wood" (correct as per the List of Plates to the front of the book) and smaller black and white illustrations in the text by Richard Doyle. Volume 2 has 375 numbered pages, all edges marbled, with all 23 plates (correct as per the List of Plates to the front of the book) and smaller black and white illustrations in the text by Richard Doyle. The plates are on a thicker paper, as required. There is foxing to the pages of both volumes, with the foxing being more to the title pages and frontispieces and generally less to the other plates throughout both volumes. The text pages are extremely clean with pages tightly bound in, making this an extremely rare and collectable first edition two volume set. This is one of the most collectable and desirable antiquarian set of first edition books for The Newcomes by William Makepeace Thackeray on the market today.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Richard Doyle.

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        The Rappers

      New York: H. Long & Brothers, 1854. New York: H. Long & Brothers, 1854. By A Searcher After Truth. The Rappers: or, The Mysteries, Fallacies, and Absurdities of Spirit-Rapping, Table-Tipping, and Entrancement. New York: H. Long & Bothers, 1854. 2 leaves of plates, 282pp, vi, 2 p. ads. 12mo., 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Original red cloth with gilt lettering and device in gilt to spine. Boards with decorative border stamped in blind, with image to front board in gilt. Spine a bit darkened and lightly worn at head, otherwise quite sharp. Light foxing to a few gatherings at rear otherwise a bright and tight copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Life in the Mission, the Camp and the Zenana; or, Six Years in India. 2 volume set

      London Richard Bentley 1854. G : in Good condition. Rebacked containing original spines. Cover rubbed and faded. New eps. Frontispiece fold out plate partly split at fold. Contents firm Second Edition Revised Maroon/gilt hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi, 414pp; 406pp. Frontispiece fold out plan and plates.

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        Researches on Light in Its Chemical Relations; Embracing a Consideration of All the Photographic Processes

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1854 - xx, 396 p. folded front., ill. 22 cm. Bound in contemporary maroon cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Gilt border on front cover. Good binding and cover. AEG. Minimal wear to extremities. Chipping to head of spine. Sunning to spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Robert Hunt was a scientist and antiquarian in the United Kingdom in the 19th century. After Daguerre's discovery, Hunt took up photography with great zeal and devolped the actinograph and introducing business processes. Hunt also experimented generally on the action of light, and published Researches on Light in 1844. This second edition was largely rewritten to encompass the progress made in photography since the original edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil d'éléments d'hippologie

      Firmin Didot Frères 1854 - RARE. In-8 (13.5x22 cm), relié demi-chagrin, titre doré au dos à nerfs, 578 pages, envoi de l'auteur, documents dépliants in-fine, une lettre du général Comte de Rochefort à l'auteur, préface de l'auteur, quelques figures dans le texte ; coins un peu frottés, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomischer Bilder - Atlas. Mit Ergänzungs - Text.

      Schwäbisch Hall, Nitzschke, (1854).. 4°. 12 chromolithographierte Tafeln und Begleitheft 63 S. In gutem Zustand. (s. Foto). ger/deu; 1. Aufl..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvia Forster]
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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1854.

      McSpedon & Baker, Printers, [New York] 1854 - xii, 560 pp. Sm. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles, decoration, all edges gilt. Hardback. Illus. with 14 toned plates, 7 b/w folding plans & diagrams, 1 large folding map, numerous in-text engravings. Presentation copy to George W. Matsell, Esq., who was the first Police Commissioner of New York. Matching gilt name label laid in loose. A very good copy with scuffed spine, small tears to spine ends, edgeworn boards, one folding diagram torn and detached and one with creases, a few plates with light foxing at edges, binding tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Reminiscences of a Huntsman. By the Honourable Grantley F. Berkeley. With Illustrations by Leech

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854. First edition. xi,[i],415,[1]pp. With hand-coloured frontispiece and three etched black and white plates by John Leech. §The author's brother MAURICE BERKELEY's copy with his bold ink signature to front free endpaper. There was bad blood between the disputatious Grantley Berkeley, sportsman & bully, and his siblings. In his 'Memoirs' (1865), he dredged up the dubious circumstances of his mother's 1795 marriage to the Earl of Berkeley - a secret marriage amidst allegations that the Earl had actually bought his bride from her elder sister. Grantley Berkeley's motive appears to have derived from little more than a desire to antagonise his brothers, who responded with a printed denial in the form of the 1866 pamphlet 'Reply to Some Passages in a Book entitled "My Life and Recollections, By the Hon. Grantley F. Berkeley." By the Other Surviving Sons of the Late Earl and Countess of Berkeley' : a pamphlet generally attributed to Maurice Berkeley, only. Nineteenth-century ink ownership name regrettably erased from head of title-page to the point of illegibility; the residue of the name looks of similar date to Maurice Berkeley's signature and may have been that of another family member (this is speculation). Several facetious manuscript comments to text in pencil or blue pencil, and one in ink, in one or more nineteenth-century hands. The annotator(s) clearly read the text with a closely critical eye and one is probably Maurice Berkeley. Rebound in black late nineteenth-century half calf, slightly cropping one of the manuscript annotations (see illustration), pebbled cloth boards (latter a little discoloured), gilt lettering and decoration (title misspelled on spine).  Some general light internal soiling and occasional foxing. Loosely inserted is a slip of paper with pencilled note in one of the same hands, mentioning a sporting painting 'The Death of the Fox' depicting Earl Fitzhardinge, the Hon. Craven Berkeley, and others, seemingly left at a framer's. Touch of rubbing to covers and slight external split to 1 cm. of external upper joints, but covers perfectly sturdy. A good, sound copy.

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        Voyage dans la Russie meridionale et la Crimee par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie. 2e edition revue et augmentee par l'auteur.

      Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1854. Zweite (2.) Auflage Leder Sehr Ordentlich. Text Französisch, KOLLATIONIERT, KOMPLETT, "Reise durch das südliche Russland und die Krim über Ungarn, die Walachei (Rumänien) und Moldawien", blind-/goldgeprägter Leder-Einband, goldgeprägte Rückentitelei, 4 Bünde, Einbandentwurf von Girardet, leichte Abriebsspuren, Buchecken bestoßen, jedoch solide und ordentlich, Moire-Seiden-Vor-/Nachsatz, Buchschnitt rundum vergoldet, Portrait von Kaiser Nikolaus I. als Frontispiz, Textvignetten, XIV, 510 Seiten, 27 Stahlstich-Tafeln von Raffet, von denen 10 in Farbe sind, alle mit Seidenschutzpapier, die S/W-Tafeln teilweise leicht vergilbt, die Farbtafeln dank des Schutzpapiers stockfleckenfrei und sauber, zwischen Seite 104/105 Blatt mit gestochenen Musiknoten "Marche Valaque", mit zwei gestochenen Faltkarten in Farbe, erste Karte "Carte Geologique de Crimee" von J. J. Huot, gestochen von Pierre Tardieu (1853), ausgeklappt Maße 86 x 67 cm, sehr gut erhalten, zweite Karte "Carte du voyage dans la Russie meridionale", ausgeklappt Maße 63 x 42 cm, tadellos erhalten. Ein sehr seltener, bibliophiler Reisebericht, der heute wieder aktuell ist, durchaus ordentlicher Zustand.. --- Anatole Demidoff, Prinz von San Donato, Anatol Nicolaievitch von Demidov (1813-1870), russischer Großindustrieller und Förderer von Wissenschaft und Kunst. --- Texte francais, COLLATIONNE, COMPLET, un ouvrage solide, relie plein cuir avec dorures, titre sur le dos, 4 nerfs, quelques traces d'usage, coins un peu rognes, tranches dorees, portrait du tsar Nicolas 1er en frontispice, XIV, 510 pages, nombreuses vignettes, avec 27 planches par Raffet dont 10 en couleurs, une page de musique gravee recto-verso "Marche Valaque" intercalee entre pages 104/105, quelques rousseurs au long du texte, neanmoins toutes les planches sont pratiquement propres car protegees par papier de soie, a la fin du livre deux grandes cartes pliees polychromes: "Carte Geologique de Crimee" par J. J. Huot, gravee par Pierre Tardieu (1853), 86 x 67 cm, tres bon etat + "Carte du voyage dans la Russie meridionale", 63 x 42 cm, impeccable. Un ouvrage rare et certainement tres actuel en etat tout a fait satisfaisant --- Anatole Demidoff, premier prince de San Donato, Anatol Nicolaievitch von Demidov (1813-1870), industriel et mecene russe. --- Denis-Auguste-Marie Raffet (1804-1860), dessinateur, graveur et peintre francais qui a joue un role notable dans la diffusion de l'epopee napoleonienne. --- Text French, COLLATED, COMPLETE, second edition of "Travel to Southern Russia and Crimea through Hungary, Wallachia and Moldova", full leather binding, gilded edges, gilded lettering on spine, book corners slightly bumped, portrait of emperor Nicolas Ist as frontispiece, many text vignettes, XIV, 510 pages with 27 engravings (10 in colour), all with protective paper, some foxing on text pages, NOT on the engravings, two large folding maps in colour at the end of the book: "Carte Geologique de Crimee" of J. J. Huot, engraved by Pierre Tardieu (1853), 86 x 67 cm + "Carte du voyage dans la Russie meridionale", 63 x 42 cm, both in very good condition. A rare and interesting book. --- 17 x 27 Cm. 1,6 Kg.

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        Schamyl als Feldherr, Sultan und Prophet und der Kaukasus. Schilderungen der Völker und Länder Kaukasiens.

      Leipzig, Remmelmann, 1854.. 8°. VI, 114 SS., mit 2 Tafeln und 1 gef. kolor. Karte Pappe d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, illustrierter Deckel der Original-Broschur eingebunden. Zweite Auflage dieser seltenen Darstellung der Geschichte des Kaukasus und des Imam Schamil (um 1797 - 1871). Als religiös-politischer Führer der muslimischen Bergvölker Dagestans und Tschetscheniens war er die Leitfigur des Widerstands gegen die russischen Eroberer. - Inhalt: Die Propheten des Kaukasus / Der Kaukasus im Alterthum / Die Georgraphie des Kaukasus / Die Völkerstämme des Kaukasus / Kriegsgeschichte des Kaukasus / Schamyl als Feldherr, Sultan und Prophet / Fürst Woronzoff / Kaukasisches Kriegserleben / Bunte Bilder aus dem Kaukasus. - Mit einem Portrait des Imam Schamil, einer Darstellung von Schamyl in der Schlacht auf einem Pferd reitend sowie einer Karte der Länder des Kaukasus. - Einband etwas berieben, leicht fleckig und bestoßen, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und stellenweise stockfleckig (das Portrait stärker), sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

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        REPORT OF THE GENERAL RELIEF COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, TO THE R.W. GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

      [San Francisco. 1854].. [San Francisco. 1854].. Broadside, 16 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Text in two columns. With a brief manuscript letter on the verso, dated at San Francisco April 3, 1855. Old folds. Two small closed tears in the edges, with no loss. Ink from manuscript letter on verso bleeding through the paper a bit. Very good. This unrecorded broadside is a very interesting report from Louis F. Zantzinger, secretary of California Odd Fellows Lodge Number 1 to the headquarters of the I.O.O.F., describing the efforts made by the San Francisco lodges to assist indigent Odd Fellows who have come to San Francisco during the Gold Rush. As such, it provides an interesting look into the burdens posed on private organizations by the poor and unfortunate in Gold Rush San Francisco. Zantzinger writes: "This city being the terminus of all the steamers, bearing passengers from teh Atlantic States, brought to our Lodges hundreds of indigent Odd Fellows, many of whom left home with barely enough to pay their passage to California. A great number, if not the majority, were new made Odd Fellows, knowing but little of the principles of the Order. Directly upon their arrival they applied for money to go to the mines - which was generously donated with hardly a dissenting voice. Of course, the most heartfelt gratitude was expressed, and the most solemn promises were made to refund the money. But, alas, not one promise was ever fulfilled. Many came here ill and stricken but utter poverty - some were literally driven from the steamers and hurried to the various hospitals of the city. They were cared for by the Order - their expenses even paid, and at the end were sent away rejoicing." The implication of Zantzinger's report is that these men gamed the I.O.O.F. system, becoming members before their departure for California, knowing that the Odd Fellows would be beholden to care for them upon arrival. The broadside also includes a table showing the amount of money expended by the San Francisco lodges in caring for the newly-arrived Odd Fellows, including costs for relief, employment, deaths and burials. The verso of the broadside contains a manuscript letter in Louis Zantzinger's hand, dated April 3, 1855, promising to send a copy of their General Relief Fund Laws "as soon as a manuscript can be made - they are not printed." This broadside was likely printed in a very small number, and we locate no copies in OCLC, nor is it listed in Greenwood, who lists only a 12pp. General Relief Committee Report of 1860. Apparently unrecorded, and very interesting.

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        Traité de Chimie Générale comprenant les applications de cette science a L Analyse Chimique, a L Industrie, a L Agriculture et a L Histoire Naturelle. 6 tomos

      Librairie de Victor Masson 1854-1857, Paris - 15x23 Deuxième Édition VII + 656 pp.; 587 pp.; 635 pp.; 688 pp.; 658 pp.; 676 pp. Francés Química Libro

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        Technisches Wörterbuch oder Handbuch der Gewerbkunde in alphabetischer Ordnung. Zweite, gänzlich neu bearbeitete Auflage. Mit ungefähr 1500 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen. [1] Erster Band. A. - F. [2] Zweiter Band. G. - P. [3] Dritter Band. Q. - Z.

      Prag, Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1854/1856/1857. 3 Pappbände der Zeit mit Titelgoldprägung im roten Lederrückenschild und mit Rotschnitt; 8°; [1] IV 880 Seiten; [2] (2) 913 (1) Seiten; [3] IV 740 (2) Seiten.. Rückenschilder teils gedunkelt und mit Fehlstellen an den Rändern; Kanten teils etwas beschabt; Blocks und Bindungen fest, sauber und wohl gerundet; gute und schöne Exemplare.

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