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        The History of Magic. By Joseph Ennemoser. Translated from the German by William Howitt. To which is Added... of Apparitions, Dreams, Second Sight, Somnambulism, Predictions, Divination,Witchcraft, Vampires, Fairies...

      London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1854.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Two Vols. small octavos pp. xvi, 471; viii, 518. Contemporary red half morocco over brown pebbled cloth boards, raised bands with gilt panneling and titles to spines with marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt others lightly trimmed. Some rubbing to joints and extremities, though binding still shows well. Bookplate of Theo L. De Vine to both front pastedowns and another owner's ink name to flyleaves. A little staining and foxing to first blanks, otherwise pages are clean and free from writing or other marks. A very good set.

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        COLTON'S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP WESTERN STATES COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS

      New York. 1854.. Folding map, 33 x 39 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. maroon calf boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Very good. A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, counties, towns, and townships. RUMSEY 4985.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map Western States Compiled from the United States Surveys

      New York: Colton, 1854. Engraved map, with full original colour, 33 x 39 inches, folding into gilt-stamped maroon covers, with vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. A highly detailed, large-scale map of the Midwestern States of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. The eastern and southern parts are well-developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, counties, towns, and townships. Rumsey, 4985.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Maps and Charts of the United States Coast Survey, 1854

      Government Printing Office, 1854. Hardcover. Good. Inscribed by Alexander Dallas Bache, superintendent of the US Coastal Survey and first president of the National Academy of Sciences. Clean, unmarked pages with 57 fold out maps. 1854 printing. Spine has wear/rubbing, and minor fraying along the rear board. All maps present and in good condition with the following maps included:Richmond?s Island Maine, Wellfleet Harbor Massachusetts,Nantucket Harbor Massachusetts,Davis's South Shoals Massachusetts,Hyannis Harbor Massachusetts,Harbor of Edgartown Massachusetts,Harbors of Holmes? Hole and Tarpaulin Cove Massachusetts,Harbor of New Bedford Massachusetts,General Coast Chart from Gay Head to Cape Henlopen Section II,Fisher's Island Sound Long Island Sound,Harbor of New London Connecticut,Mouth of Connecticut River Connecticut,Harbor of New Haven Connecticut,Harbors of Black Rock and Bridgeport Connecticut,Huntington Bay Long Island,Harbor of Oyster or Syosset Bay Long Island,Harbors of Captain?s Island, E. and W.Conn. & N. York,Hart and City Islands and Sachem?s Head Harbor Conn. & N. York,Hell Gate New York,New York Bay and Harbor, and the Environs New York,Little Egg Harbor New Jersey,Delaware Bay and River N.J., PA, & Del,Sea Coast, Delaware, Maryland and part of Virginia.,Harbor of Annapolis and Severn River Maryland,Mouth of the Chester River Chesapeake Bay,Pasquotank River Albemarle Sound,Hatteras Inlet N. Carolina,Ocracoke Inlet N. Carolina,Beaufort Harbor N. Carolina,New River and Bar N. Carolina,Frying-Pan Shoals N. Carolina,North Edisto River S. Carolina,Savannah River Georgia,Key West Florida,Reconnoissance, Vicinity of Cedar Keys Florida,Channel, No. 4, Cedar Keys Florida,Entrance to Mobile Bay Alabama,Mobile Bay Alabama,Horn Island Pass Mississippi,Cat and Ship Island Harbors Mississippi Sd.,Delta Mississippi Mississippi,Galveston Bay Texas, Reconnoissance of the Western Chart of the United States,California,From San Francisco to San Diego San Diego Bay and approaches California,Catalina Harbor California,Santa Barbara California,San Simeon, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Coxo California, Monterey Harbor CaliforniaSan Pedro Harbor California,San Francisco City California,Mare Island Straits California,Humboldt Bay California,Trinidad Bay California Shoalwater Bay Washington Ty.,Reconnoissance from Gray?s Harbor to Admiralty Inlet.Washington Ty.,Cape Flattery and Nee-ah Harbor Washington Ty.,False Dungeness Washington Ty.,

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        Le tournoi études de chevaux & de costumes [.]. Cahier [.].

      Paris, Berlin, London & New York, Goupil & Co., [1852-1854]. - Installment of 6 large beautifully hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper (48 x 62.5 cm) by J. B. Zwecker after drawings by Jean Victor Vincen Adam and printed by Lemercier, numbered 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Loose in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with a lithographed illustration showing the start of a tournament. 6 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed illustrations of mounted horses with their riders in traditional costumes, participating in tournaments in different setting. A separate installment from an extremely rare print series by the French draughtsman Jean Victor Vincent Adam (1801-67), known for his illustration of horses. No other copies of other installments or the whole series of 24 plates could be located, only a few mentions in the literature. - With the embossed publisher's stamp on each of the plates, a tear in the margins of a plate, and the wrappers with tears in the fold. Otherwise in very good condition. Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, vol. 1, p. 64 (installment of 6 irregular numbered plates). Mennessier de la Lance I, 6 (note, no amount of plates specified). Meyer, Allg. Künstler-Lexikon I, p. 75, no. 64 (whole suite of 24 plates). Not in Bridson & White; Colas; Hiler; De Jager (forthcoming); KVK/WorldCat; Nissen, ZBI; Podeschi. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Letter with 32 signatures from members of the Association des Artistes peintres, sculpteurs, architectes, graveurs et dessinateurs.

      [Paris], 20. X. 1854. - Folio. 2 pp. Bifolium with engraved letterhead. As a committee member of the group of artists to Madame Bonjean, who is appointed an honorary member for her generous donation to the Association. The Association des Artistes (called the Fondation Taylor) was created in 1844 by Isidore Justin Séverin Taylor and is today one of the most important institutes supporting artists and their work. Beside Taylor and Ingres, the present letter bears the signatures of e. g. Alexandre des Bar, Edouard Cibot, Léon Cogniet, Alexandre Couder, Alexis Daligé de Fontenay, Adrien Dauzats, Antoine-François Gelée, Jean-Louis Nicolaus Jaley, Charles Victor Eugène Lefebvre, Augustin François Lemaître, Jean-Baptiste Cicéron Lesueur, Mathieu Roland Meusnier, Pierre Justin Ouvrie, Alexis-Joseph Pérignon, François-Édouard Picot, Louis René Lucien Rollet, Georges Rouget, Louis-Henri de Rudder, Louis Soulange-Teissier, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve, and Horace Vernet. - Rather strong damage to edges and spotty. An extraordinary document of the famous Association des Artistes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        George Cruickshank's Fairy Library **First Impression Unpublished** The History of Jack & The Beanstalk; Hop O' My (Tom) Thumb & The Seven League Boots; Cinderella & The Glass Slipper; To The Public (article)

      London: David Bogue, 1854 (n.d). First printing. Leather Bound in gilt. Very Good. George Cruickshank. The earliest complete binding of his first 3 classic fairy stories (issued in parts with green paper covers a few months earlier in Aug 1853 & Jan/Feb 1854). George Cruikshank?s Fairy Library as first printed in one book, yet never issued for public sale. Although published, this book was never actually issued by Bogue in this single binding because the project was shelved and he then died soon after. This advance copy was probably sold from out of David Bogue's private possessions after his death by the executors of his estate. Contains the first bound form of "Jack & The Beanstalk", "Cinderella" and "Hop'O My Thumb" (aka "Tom Thumb") with Cruickshank's many lavish illusrations. A temperance classic that influenced the course of children's literature. THIS BOOK WILL BE SENT FREE OF CHARGE TO CUSTOMERS IN THE UK ONLY.

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        The Life And Correspondence Of Charles Lord MetcalfeIn Two Volumes

      London - Richard Bentley, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Indian interestA first edition biographical setexploring the life ofLord Metcalfe, reported from personal unpublished letters and journals. A rather rare account of India. Known as Sir Charles Metcalfe,the baronwas a British colonial administrator,acting Governor-General of India, Governor of Jamaica and Governor General of the Province of Canada. From the writer of Life and Correspondence of Sir John Malcolm , and The Life and Correspondence of Henry St George Tucker. However, Life and Correspondence of Charles Lord Metcalfe was his first biographical work. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth boards and gilt design to the spines. Externally, light marks to the boards, and rubbing to spine and extremities. Internally, both firmly bound with clean pages. Intermittently bright, with some being slightly age toned. Copperplate ink signature to both title pages, and armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Treatise on Fractures in the Vicinity of Joints, and on Certain Forms of Accidental and Congenital Dislocations

      Dublin: Hodges & Smith; NY: Samuel S. & William Wood, 1854., 1854. 8vo. xi, 314 pp. Illustrated. Original textured dark maroon cloth. Shallow wear at the spinal extremities, front hinge starting. Small presentation plate to a library by Dr. H. Jaulusz front pastedown, contemporary inscription front free endpaper, small chip corner of title page. Very good minus.. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        GRAMMAR OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE

      1854. Very Good. ANDREWS, L[orrin]. GRAMMAR OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE. Honolulu: Printed at the Mission Press, 1854. [2],156 pp. 8vo., side-sewn, brown cloth back with flexible textured-paper sides. Ink ownership at ffep. This copy is without the folding table, which was apparently not issued in all copies. Leaves are increasingly browned within the text block as they progress toward the center of the volume, though they are all easily readable, with light to heavy foxing in margins throughout, and some slightly bent corners. The cloth has largely worn away at spine; the sides are rubbed and creased at fore-corners. Nonetheless, this is a very good copy of a rare early Hawaiian grammar and imprint. (Judd 324). Andrews (American, 1795-1865) arrived in Hawaii as a missionary in 1828 and he remained there the rest of his life. Within a few years, he was appointed as the first principal of the "mission seminary," where he established a press and printed the first Hawaiian newspaper. Along with his work as a teacher and industrialist, he gave attention to translation of the entire Bible into the Hawaiian language and, for a time (1837), acted as a teacher and interpreter for certain Hawaiian chiefs. Andrews resigned from the Mission in 1841 and entered government service. After his retirement in 1859, he devoted his last years to the study and research of the ancient songs and traditions of the Hawaiian people. Besides the Grammar of the Hawaiian Language, he published a Hawaiian dictionary of some 17,000 words in 1865, on which he had begun work in 1835. (D.A.B.)

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        Le Rhin monumental et pittoresque. 2e édition

      Brüssel, Muquardt 1854. 43 cm. (6), 26 Seiten mit 30 Tafeln in mehrfach getönter Lithographie von Fourmois, Lauters und Stroobant. Blindgeprägter Lederband der Zeit mit romantischer Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, vergoldeten Innenkanten, goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel "Le Rhin monumental et pittoresque", goldgeprägtem Rückentitel "Cologne à Mayence" und dreiseiteitigem Goldschnitt - Schmitt, Rhein 113 - Thieme / Becker 12, 258 (Fourmois - "Aufwendige Sammlung von dreißig Farblithographien, entworfen und ausgeführt zu gleichen Teilen von drei renommierten belgischen Künstlern: Paul Lauters (1806-1875) ... dessen Schüler Francois Stroobant (1816-1916) ... sowie Théodore Fourmois (1814-1871) ... Alle drei waren zugleich hervorragende Lithographen" (Schmitt). Ansichten von Köln (3), Godesberg, Bonn, Remagen, Andernach (2), Koblenz (2), Oberlahnstein, Stolzenfels, Marksburg, Boppard, Sternberg, St. Goar, Rheinfels, Loreley, Oberwesel (2), Gutenfels, Kaub, Bacherach, Lorch, Rheinstein, Ehrenfels, Bingen, Ellfeld, Mainz (2). Vorsätze fleckig, Text und Tafeln nahezu fleckenfrei - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Caroussel zur Anwesenheit I. I. k. k. Majestäten in Prag. Den 5. Juni 1854 Sr. k.k. Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Herrn Erzherzog Leopold in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet und herausgegeben

      Wien, (Mechitharisten, 1854).. Mit getöntem lithograph. Titel und 26 getönten kolor. lithograph. Tafeln von Vinzenz Katzler nach G. Franceschini. 3 Bll. Altrosa Samt-Mappe d. Zt., mit silbernem bayerischen Löwen auf Vorderdeckel und 1 (von 2) Schließen. Imp.-Qu.-Folio. 49 x 65 cm. Thieme-B. XII, 297; Lipperheide Sc 26 erwähnt noch 13 S. (Musik?) die hier, wie bei den beiden Vergleichsexemplaren in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek und den beiden einzigen Exemplaren im JBdA seit 1950 fehlen. - Außergewöhnlich prachtvolles und farbprächtiges Repräsentationswerk, das zur Vermählung Franz Joseph I. mit Elisabeth ("Sisi") von Bayern erschien. Die Idee war die Nachahmung eines 1572 in Graz zu Ehren der Vermählung des Herzogs Karl von Steiermark mit Maria von Bayern abgehaltenen Turniers. Die groß angelegten Tafeln in hervorragendstem Kolorit, tls. weiß gehöht. Neben einer Ansicht des Prager Hradschin und einen Blick in die Reitschule zeigen die Tafeln die Gruppen der Teilnehmer zu Pferde (Portraits von Angehörigen des österreichischen Hochadels); ihre Namen sind auf den beiden Inhaltsblättern aufgeführt. - Samtbezug verblasst, Vorderdeckel mit einigen Druckstellen u. Kratzspuren, 1 Schließenriegel fehlt. Stockfleckig. Lith. Titel u. Taf. mit zahlr., teils längeren Randeinrissen. Die Textbll. in den Rändern stärker lädiert.

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        WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian. [Containing the Life of Josephus Written by Himself, Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, Seven Books of the Jewish War, Two Books Against Albion, Dissertations, Appendices and an Index] Translated by William Whiston

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. 2 volumes. An early issue of this beautiful printing replete with fine engraved plates throughout. Beautifully illustrated with 52 fine pictorial illustrations, plans and maps from engravings by Richard Westall and others. 8vo, especially fine and handsome bindings of full antique calf, the covers dark and rich in colour and contrasting beautifully with honey coloured spines, borders of the covers with gilt rolled tooling, the spines very densely and elaborately tooled in gilt incorporating rich panel designs fully gilt, within compartments separated by raised bands gilt stroked, two contrasting morocco labels of maroon and green gilt lettered and numbered, all edges marbled, marbled endleaves to match. A wonderful and unusually pleasing and attractive binding set. xi - 623 + 1 page of publishers ads; 472, [20 index]. Extremely handsome and well preserved, textblocks are clean, crisp and extremely fresh, the bindings very attractive, very bright and sturdy and unusually well preserved. A superior set of this great work. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND, ESPECIALLY FINE EARLY ILLUSTRATED PRINTING OF JOSEPHUS AND WITH A FINE LIFE OF JOSEPHUS INCLUDED. "Josephus was a learned Jew who lived in the latter half of the first century of our era. At Rome he early made a favorable impression on the imperial government. Returning to Jerusalem, he endeavored to dissuade his countrymen from their intended revolt against Roman authority; but, failing in his efforts, he joined the war party. He was made a general, and was intrusted with the defence of Galilee; but, after a desperate resistance, was betrayed to the Roman commander. Long held as a prisoner, he was present at the seige of Jerusalem. At the close of the war he went to Rome, was presented with the freedom of the city, an annual pension, and a house that had formerly been the residence of an imperial family. The remainder of his life he gave up to literary pursuites" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, p. 81). His works cover the entire history of the nation to the fall of Jerusalem. This printing is especially desirable for its inclusion of a profusion of illustrations from engravings and with fine maps or plans as well.

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

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea 1854 - Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea. (xxiv) [996 pp.] ill; 25 cm. Large 4to. Fully bound in contemporary brown calf-leather. Moderate discoloration to outer edges of endpapers. Slight cracking to gutters. Minor damp-staining to lower portion of preliminary pages. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. Various steel-plate engraved illustrations throughout, depicting various medical conditions and cross-sections. A gorgeous volume, well-preserved, and in immaculate condition.Sir John Eric Erichsen was a British Surgeon born in Copenhagen. He studied medicine at University College, London, and at Paris, devoting himself in the early years of his career to physiology, and lecturing on general anatomy and physiology at University College Hospital. In 1844 he was secretary to the physiological section of the British Association, and in 1845 he was awarded the Fothergillian gold medal of the Royal Humane Society for his essay on asphyxia. In 1848 he was appointed assistant surgeon at University College hospital, and in 1850 became full surgeon and professor of surgery, his lectures and clinical teaching being much admired. In June, 1876 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His Science and Art of Surgery (1853) went through many editions, the above being its second. The later 1860 edition was the most commonly distributed publication used by Civil War medics. This comprehensive surgical manual was extremely popular in its time and the years to follow. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        A LETTER From HOP - O' - MY - THUMB To CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ. Upon 'Frauds on the Fairies," "Whole Hogs," &c. Price One Penny

      London:: D. Bogue,. [1854].. 8vo. 6-5/8" x 5-1/8". 1st separate printing (VanderPoel A147). Not in Cohn, nor Gimbel. 8 pp. Binder's blanks.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a rare. piece of Cruikshankiana / Dickensiana.. Per Carr, "Cruikshank's reply to Dickens' criticism of his abuse of the fairy tale in Household Words, 1 October 1854. Published in George Cruikshank's Magazine, February 1854, and reprinted in pamphlet form by D. Bogue [1854]." & & OCLC lists 5 holdings. Per ABPC, last at auction in 1989, the Doheny copy, which then fetched $800. . Two cuts by G. C.

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        Ueber eine veranderte Form des zweiten Hauptsatzes der mechanischen Wärmetheoriein

       CLAUSIUS, R. "Ueber eine veränderte Form des zweiten Hauptsatzes der mechanischen Wärmetheoriein" in Annalen der Physik und Chemie 93, 1854.FIRST EDITION of the seminal paper in which Clausius fully presents his milestone formulation of the second law of thermodynamics, namely, that ?Heat can never pass from a colder to a warmer body without some other change, connected therewith, occurring at the same time.?  .  In his 1850, the first on this subject, Clausius defines the relationship between work and heat and introduces the concept of "energy of a body" (equivalent to temperature), thus stating the ideas behind the first and second law of thermodynamics.  This 1854 paper was the second of his works.  The third paper, published in 1865, invents and first uses the word ?entropy,? also first stating a mathematical formulation of the concept.CONDITION & DETAILS:  Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Bart 8vo. Beautifully rebound in half leather over marbled paper covered boards; raised bands on the spine; gilt-lettering. Two small interior library stamps. Near fine condition.  

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        HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITISH NATION: FROM ABRAHAM TO THE PRESENT TIME: DERIVED FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCES [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]

      Albany; J. Munsell. 1854. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 560 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "Vol. 1"; no more published. Inscribed by wise to Vice Presidential Candidate General Samuel Fenton Cary. “The first volume of this work comprises the history of the Israelitish nation from the patriarch Abraham to the destruction of the temple of Solomon. ” (pg. XII) Singerman 2603. “Presented to General Cary by Isaac M. Wise with his best compliments”; Gift to Samuel Fenton Cary, who held the title of lawyer, General, 1864 Republican national convention delegate, congressman, vice presidential candidate for the greenback party, among other things; he was a very influential lawyer and politician, he lived in Cincinnati most of his life. Isaac Mayer Wise was on the board of directors of University of Cincinnati, and the first president of Hebrew Union College. During “his lifetime Isaac M. Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States” (EJ 1906) . Bound in original cloth with decorative inlay, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - History - To 586 B. C. Light soiling to cloth, edges lightly bumped, small tear to top of backstrip, light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-50) .

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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 Commission, During the Years 1850, ?51, ?52, and ?53

      New York: D. Appleton, 1854. First edition. Gilt on spine slightly dulled, some occasional foxing, else fine. Quarto.

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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 Commission, During the Years 1850 , '51,'52, and '53

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. 2 volumes. [2],xxii, 506,[6] and [2], xvii, [2], 624. One folding map, 15 lithographic plates including 2 folding frontispieces and 94 in-text woodcut illustrations, most tissue-guards still present. Half-leather marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt tooled spine, leather spine labels, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Wear to edges and spine, "Volume I" spine label missing from volume I, title label still present, contents mildly tanned and only the slightest occasional foxing, 2 inch clean tear to map in volume I, owner's name on verso of frontispieces, bindings of both volumes are tight and sound. Bartlett was appointed by President Zachary Taylor to be the United States Commissioner for the United States Mexico Boundary Survey. Bartlett's narrative offers a very complete account of the southwest region of the United States in the 1850s. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Rare Collection of The Times Newspaper Containing a Substantial Account from Henry Morton's Stanley's Despatched Journals, Dating His Arrival at Ujiji and Simultaneous First Encounter with Dr. Livingstone, to be 3 November 1871

      London, 1854. Rare collection of The Times issues holds the key to an age-old quandary - confirming the exact date of the famous meeting of Henry Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji. A set of 5 complete issues of the London Times, in which is found a substantial account from Henry Morton's Stanley's despatched journals, dating his arrival at Ujiji and simultaneous first encounter with Dr. Livingstone, to be 3 November 1871, seven days earlier than currently recorded by historians. The earliest is printed December 1857, three issues are from 1872, and one from 1874. Each issue contains an article pertinent to Livingstone's travels. The early large format measuring 46 x 61cm, printed in six columns, issues are complete. The 1857 issue is split at one fold and the latest issue split at spine, neither showed loss of text, very slight age-toning to all, otherwise in very good, original condition, Together with two (2) contemporary photographic cartes de visite (cdv), one of Livingstone, one of Stanley, each measuring approximately 65mm x 105mm. Both in very good condition. From Issue No. 27,419, The Times, London, July 3, 1872: "We are enabled... to furnish our readers... with a summary of Mr. Stanley's despatches, to that journal which, it will be remembered, commissioned him to search for the great traveller. These despatches were forwarded by Mr. Stanley from Kwetara, Unyanyembe..." "On the 23rd of January 1871, Mr. Stanley, Special Commissioner of the New York Herald, who had left Zanzibar at the head of a large caravan organized by himself, reached Unyanyembe..." "Several times he was so seriously threatened by the rapacious chiefs of hostile tribes that he had the greatest difficulty in proceeding... he was able to escape their attempted extortions and delays." "On the 3d of November 1871 he came on the outlying houses of Ujiji, and anxious to enter the town with as much éclat as possible... to form a somewhat imposing impression. At the head was borne the American flag, next came the armed escort... Mr. Stanley himself. The din of firing aroused the inhabitants of Ujiji..." "As the procession entered the town Mr. Stanley observed a group of Arabs on the right, in the center of which was a pale-looking gray-bearded white man whose fair skin contrasted with the sunburnt visages of those by whom he was surrounded... the white man was clad in a red woollen jacket, and wore upon his head a naval cap with a faded gilt band round it. In an instant he recognized the European as none other than Dr. Livngstone himself..." "Slowly toward the great traveller, he bowed and said, "Dr.Livingstone, I presume?", to which address the latter, who was fully equal to the occasion, simply smiled and replied "Yes". It was not tll some hours afterwards, when alone together, seated on a goat skin, that the two white men exchanged those congratulations whch both were eager to express, and recounted their respective difficulties and adventures...." From the other issues in the collection: The 1857 Christmas issue, printed 25 December, contains a lengthy account titled "Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Southern Africa" being a continuation from a previous issue. Earlier the same year, Livingstone had published his 'Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa'. The issue of 7 August 1872 makes announcement of letters received from Livingstone himself by the Foreign Office, exuberantly applauding his explorations and map making. Fascinating content also mentions cannibalism and slavery, summit altitudes, and the still confounding Lakes Albert and Victoria. We also find important names such as John Hanning Speke, James A. Grant, and Richard F. Burton. On 22 August 1872 the Times publishes a letter by Stanley in a report headed "The English Livingstone Search and Rescue Expedition" in which Stanley plainly corrects and clarifies items of financial interest relating to the mission. Details of Livingstone's funeral are published in the final issue in the collection, dated 20 April 1874, naming the twelve mourning coaches, and quoting the original epitaph from his Zanzibar wooden coffin. 'The Last Journals of David Livingstone, In Central Africa..." would be published posthumously through the efforts of Horace Waller..

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        L'ILLUSTRATION HORTICOLE, Journal Special Des Serres et Des Jardins 1854 - 1872 - 19 Volumes

      Gand (Ghent): Verschaffelt & Linden, 1854. 19 Volumes 1854 - 1872, containing superb botanical plates - many of these plates are hand-coloured or finished by hand particularly those from the earlier volumes, the later volumes are colour lithographs, printed to a very high standard with vibrant colours. Series 1 & 2 contain 610 coloured botanical plates, plus 42 other plates - views, maps, plans etc, some tinted or hand coloured (lacking plts 297, 300, 301 and 474). Series 3, volumes 17 -19 contain 110 coloured botanical plates. Total of 720 coloured botanical plates and 42 other plates. Title page to volume 19 missing. Half bound in maroon polished calf with gilt lettering to the spine, boards, end papers and page edges in matching marbling. Several volumes a little faded, but bindings are very good, a few a little scuffed and worn. Contents clean and tight, slight scattered spotting to a few volumes, affecting a few plates, but only lightly. As this publication is a periodical, the issues vary in condition with some lightly worn with superficial creases. A very good and handsome set of this important European horticultural periodical, published in Belgium and written in French. It was published in its entirety over 43 years. Between the years 1854-1868 it was edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt in Ghent. In 1869 it was purchased by Jean J. Linden with the editorship going to Eduard Andre. The periodical finally came to an end in 1896. L'Illustration Horticole, is a magnificent publication, but undoubedly it was at its best during the early years, when many of the plates were hand coloured and the quality of colour lithography was exceedingly high; consequently this extensive run represents this important work at its finest.. Hardback. Very Good. Sm 4to.

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        [ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWING: "THE DOCTOR, CANTON"]

      Canton, China. April 1854.. Watercolor drawing, 9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches. Matted, in a gilt frame under glass. The image is signed: "The Doctor / Canton / April, 1854 / Kern delt." Overall condition is excellent. A fine original watercolor drawing by the important American artist, Edward M. Kern. This drawing depicts three standing figures at Canton, including a doctor and a young boy. The men stand in a Canton street next to a child's hobby-horse toy on wheels. The drawing was made while Kern served as artist and taxidermist on the North Pacific exploring expedition under Cadwalader Ringgold in 1853-56. This expedition, which was primarily a surveying and exploring voyage, set sail in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. While at Canton, Ringgold suffered a mental collapse and was replaced with Commander John Rodgers. The ships returned, via San Francisco and Cape Horn, to the New York Navy yard in the summer of 1856. Both Edward and his brother, Richard, are famous as important expeditionary artists in the American Southwest.

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        Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

      Brussels: M.Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muqardt, [1854-]1855-1860. Folio. (17 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches). Volume I (all published). Half-title. 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates by F.Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert. Expertly rebound to style in green half morocco over 19th-century marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with elaborate overall repeat decoration built up from various stylized flower and foliage tools. First edition this important large format work on a wide-ranging selection of the most beautiful orchids then in cultivation, originating from all the tropical regions of the world. Although the work was a collaborative effort between Linden, G. Lüddemann, J.E. Planchon and M.G. Reichenbach, the editorial control remained with Linden. A native of Luxembourg, Linden moved to Belgium in his youth and during his working life was responsible for the importation of over 1100 different orchid species. He was 'An orchid hunter par excellence.. [and] was the first to search the mountain regions diligently for his orchids. In so doing, he was able to obtain many cool-temperature plants for his sponsors in Belgium. After ten years in the western hemisphere, Linden returned to work in Brussels in 1845, where with his son, Lucien, he founded Horticulture Internationale, the first major commercial competitor of the British orchid house Messrs. Sander' (The Orchid observed no.16 ). The work is named in honor of J.P.Pescatore of St.Cloud, one of the earliest amateur orchid growers, a client of Linden's, who maintained `la plus riche collection d'Orchidées du continent' at his home the Chateau de la Celle-St.-Cloud. According to Linden's preface, Pescatore's death and subsequent withdrawal of financial support support by his executors meant that the publication was unable to continue beyond the present 12 livraisons: this was apparently very much against Pescatore's wishes, but the unexpectedness of his death had not allowed him time to make his views clear to his heirs. This version of events is generally accepted, but it is interesting to note that the `Conditions de la souscription' printed on the lower cover of the wrappers announce that the book will be published in 12 monthly parts, each containing 4 plates, beginning on 1 June 1854, and forming a single `magnifique volume in-folio': no mention is made of any further volumes. The wrappers also demonstrate a shift in emphasis towards Linden. The title on the upper wrappers reads Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées de la collection de M.Pescatore, au Chateau de la Celle-St.-Cloud. Rédigées par Messieurs.. Linden.. Lüddemann.. Planchon.. Reichenbach, with all of the editors being given equal billing. By January 1860, when the title and preface were printed, Linden had claimed a more important position and Pescatore no longer appears on the title at all. Great Flower Books (1990) p.113; Nissen BBI 1196; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4622.

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

      Philadelphia: Gillett, Matthews, [copyright date: 1854]. Engraved map, full original hand-colouring, folding in 36 sections, backed onto linen at a contemporary date, edged with green silk ribbon. (51 3/4 x 57 inches). A fine copy with beautiful colouring of this important large-scale map of Oswego County, New York Established in 1816, Oswego County occupies 968 square miles of land on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario. The present handsome map was the largest and best of Oswego in the nineteenth century. Each township is individually coloured, with every rural property owner located and identified by name. The map includes fifteen integral town plans (some flanked by listings of local businesses) and eight vignette views. The town plans are for the following: Constantia, Mexico, Sand Bank, Pulaski, Oswego, Cleveland, Washingtonville, Fulton, Central Square, Phoenix, Parish, Scriba, New Haven, Hannibal and Hannibal Centre. It is interesting to note that although the map is constructed by Hunter from surveys produced by Geil, it was registered for copyright (in 1854) by Robert Pearsall Smith. Beginning in 1853, Pearsall Smith had contracted with a number of local surveyors to construct maps of New York counties: this was evidently one of those maps. The map is here presented as a case map, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date, rather than in wall map form, thus preserving the beauty of the original colouring, and without the varnish that tends to be such an unwelcome feature of wall maps of the period. Ristow American Maps & Mapmakers p.392.; not in Rumsey

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        Los Héroes y las Grandezas de la Tierra. Anales del mundo, formacion, revoluciones y guerra de todos los imperios desde la creacion hasta nuestros dias. Completado el conjunto, hasta el dia de la terminacion de la obra por el Doctor Don Manuel Ortiz de la Vega

      Madrid - Barcelona, Librería de Cuesta - Imprenta de Cervantes a cargo de A. Sierra, 1854 - 1856. Ocho tomos en 4to. mayor contenidos en seis volúmenes: 496 pp. + 504 pp. +512 pp. + 496 pp. + 528 pp. + 638 pp. + 660 pp. + 812 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Con un total de 503 láminas Encuadernación de época, uniforme, en piel marbreada, con tejuelos y lomera ornada.

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        WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition, first state of the text, earliest state of the ads. Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 306 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. Housed in a fold-over morocco backed case. 357, [8 ads (dated April 1854)]. A very nice, very handsome copy indeed, internally quite pleasing with a bit of the usual spotting typical to the paper of the period, the binding very expertly and unobtrusively refreshed at the spine panel. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN has taken its place as one of the most important pieces 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.

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        1854-55 The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada (from 1854 to Nov. 1857) COMMITTEE BOOK LOGBOOK

      Quebec: Province of Canada Government, 1854-55. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good. PRE-CONFEDERATION PROVINCE OF CANADA (QUEBEC) LAWS LOG BOOK Small 4to. Legislature Council 1st Session 5th Parliament. Rebound with new spine. Many log entry summaries from the 5th Parliament (1854-55) laws passed. Railway Bills, Banks, Church Relief, Mining, Telegraph, Masonic, College, and more! 190 pages are listed and indexed however some pages are missing (taken out LONG AGO). Full Index. Very nice Canadian historical item., The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada was in session from 1854 to November 1857. Elections were held in the Province of Canada in July 1854. Sessions were held in Quebec City until 1856 and then in Toronto. In 1854-55, measures were introduced to abolish seigneurial tenure in Canada East and the clergy reserves in Canada West. The Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty was negotiated in 1854. In 1855, a bill was passed to make the Legislative Council an elected body, effective the following year. The Audit Act of 1855 established an auditor of public accounts and the Audit Board, a new government department, which reviewed the public accounts.

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, DeSilver & Butler, 1854. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, 1p. 'table of contents' printed in red and gilt, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 71 hand-coloured lithographed maps and a city plan, numbered from 1-74 (the 3 double-page maps each given two numbers). Expertly bound to style in red straight grain morocco over original marbled paper covered boards, original red morocco gilt label on the upper cover (some losses to the label). A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 36 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States, and a double-page map of New York State. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid- 1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 813; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey 558

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        History Of The Origin, Formation, And Adoption Of The Constitution Of The United States; With Notices Of Its Principal Framers

      Harper And Brothers, 1854. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. By George Ticknor Curtis First Edition. In Two Volumes. Ex Libris marks on the spines, but no other indication of an ex library. Toning and foxing to the interior pages. Scuffing to the edges and corners with additional scuffing and wear to the boards. Binding is strong. Good. Published By Harper And Brothers, 1854

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        History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce first UK edition of this notable work on the origin of the constitution of the United States. Complete in two volumes. George Ticknor Curtis (November 28, 1812 March 28, 1894) was an American author, writer, historian and lawyer. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of both volumes. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, slight splitting to one rear joint and straining to three hinges. Slight marks to rear boards. Internally, binding of volume I loosening slightly in places, otherwise generally firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        MARISCALES DE CAMPO. Estado Mayor General del ejército español. Historia de los generales que más se han distinguido acompañada de los retratos de cuerpo entero.

      Tomás Fortanet, Madrid 1854 - 43x31, frontis litogr, 244h, texto doble columna, 89láms litogr. Hol det, nervios y dorados en lomo. "- Tomo completo de la obra que consta de 4 vols. Palau nº66906 "Edición lujosa"." 1854

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        Physikalische Briefe für Gebildete aller Stände. Neue vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage in vier Theilen mit vielen Holzschnitten. KOMPLETT!,

      J. B. Müller`s Verlagshandlung, Leipzig, Stuttgart - Marmorierter Hartkarton-Einband, Lederecken minimal abgerieben, Lederrücken zeitgenössisch, mit vielen Skizzen, Diagrammen, Figuren, Holzschnitten im Text. Die drei ersten Teile sind 1854 erschienen, der vierte 1853. ERSTER THEIL: XIV Seiten Vorwort von J. Müller (1847) und Inhaltsübersicht, 204 Seiten. ZWEITER THEIL: 258 Seiten. DRITTER (ERGÄNZENDER) THEIL: 170 Seiten. VIERTER THEIL: 68 Seiten mit 23 Holzschnitten. Eine sehr schöne und seltene Ausgabe, fast stockfleckenfrei, in sehr gutem Zustand. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), Schweizer Mathematiker, der wegen seiner Beiträge zur Analysis, zur Zahlentheorie und zu vielen weiteren Teilgebieten der Mathematik als einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker gilt. --- A card board, half leather bound monograph, complete in four parts, clean contempory leather spine, profusion of sketches and woodcuts, almost no foxing. FIRST PART: XIV, 204 pages. SECOND PART: 258 pages. THIRD PART: 170 pages. FOURTH PART: 68 pages. Altogether very good condition for this genuienely rare collection of essays by the pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). 12 x 18,5 Cm. 0,6 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 600 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, 1854. Folio. (17 5/16 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and a city plan (2 double-page). Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including the first map of Minnesota as a state to appear in an atlas. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 36 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States, and a double-page map of New York State. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid- 1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Cf. Phillips Atlases 807(1852 edition); cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey p.240

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        Der sensitive Mensch und sein Verhalten zum Ode. Eine Reihe experimenteller Untersuchungen über ihre gegenseitigen Kräfte und Eigenschaften mit Rücksicht auf die praktische Bedeutung, welche für die Physik, Chemie ... und das gesellschaftliche Leben im weitesten Umfange haben

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1854 - 1858.. 2 Bde. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle. LV, 838; XXX, 758 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Poggendorff II, 593; ADB XVIII, 671; Du Prel 770. - Der Industrielle, Naturforscher und Philosoph Reichenbach (1788-1869) widmete sich seit 1841 der Erforschung wissenschaftlicher Grenzgebiete und beschrieb die Lebenskraft Od (von Odin), eine dem Magnetismus angeblich ähnliche Kraft. - Titel mit kl. Namensstempel Ludwig-Peter Freiherr von Pölnitz (1925-1982, Meister der Freimaurer-Forschungsloge Quatuor Coronati in Bayreuth und Schlossherr von Aschbach in Franken). Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of The Poetical Works of Lord Byron with illustrations to frontispiece and illustrated half titles and several fold-out facsimile letters and writings. In ten volumes complete. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (1788 - 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Byron wrote prolifically. In 1832 his publisher, John Murray, released the complete works in 14 duodecimo volumes, including a life by Thomas Moore. Subsequent editions were released in 17 volumes, first published a year later, in 1833. Byron's magnum opus, Don Juan, a poem spanning 17 cantos, ranks as one of the most important long poems published in England since John Milton's Paradise Lost. The masterpiece, often called the epic of its time, has roots deep in literary tradition and, although regarded by early Victorians as somewhat shocking, equally involves itself with its own contemporary world at all levels- social, political, literary and ideological. The figure of the Byronic hero pervades much of his work, and Byron himself is considered to epitomise many of the characteristics of this literary figure. Scholars have traced the literary history of the Byronic hero from John Milton, and many authors and artists of the Romantic movement show Byron's influence during the 19th century and beyond, including Charlotte and Emily Bront. The Byronic hero presents an idealised, but flawed character whose attributes include: great talent; great passion; a distaste for society and social institutions; a lack of respect for rank and privilege; being thwarted in love by social constraint or death; rebellion; exile; an unsavory secret past; arrogance; overconfidence or lack of foresight; and, ultimately, a self-destructive manner. Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. It has been speculated that he suffered from bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Previous owner's ink inscription to front of each volume. Booksellers label to rear pastedown to volume one. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, spine labels absent from volume one, occasional marks, stains and slight wear to boards. Front hingetender, rearstrained to volume one. Internally, firmly bound although with first few pages to volume one starting due to hinge. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight foxing predominantlyto plates and to front and rear, the odd handling mark and with slight tidemarks to frontand rear to volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of George Crabbe [Rare Presentation Copy from Anthony Trollope, author of The Macdermots of Ballycloran, Nina Balatka, Linda Tressel, Is He Popenjoy?, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, The Warden, Barchester Towers, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke's Children, The Claverings, The Way We Live Now and many others]

      Edinburgh : Gall and Inglis, [1854]. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine of this collection of George Crabbe's Poetical Works, bound in an elegant brown leather gift binding, with the boards, compartmented spine, board edges, and the turn-ins lavishly decorated in gilt, and with all page edges gilted; a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE on the front free endpaper as follows: "Florence Lloyd Jones / from her affectionate friend / Anthony Trollope / 8 January 1872" and with Lloyd Jones' bookplate on the front pastedown. Florence Lloyd Jones married Sir George Neville approximately 14 years after Trollope presented her with this book. Rather chary with his signature, Trollope signed a relatively small number of his books and, when signing them, typically signed as "the author" or "the editor" rather than in his own name. Trollope was even less prone to sign books authored by others. That he signed and presented this book to Florence Lloyd Jones shows both a regard for Crabbe's work as well as a high regard for the recipient of his gift. Books signed by Trollope in his own name are absolute hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, showing only a bit of edge rubbing, and being a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE. RARE.

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        HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME; COMPRISING ALSO A FULL DESCRIPTION OF ITS CLIMATE, SURFACE, SOIL, RIVERS, TOWNS, BEASTS, BIRDS, FISHES, STATE OF ITS SOCIETY, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, MINES, MINING, &c. WITH A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK VIA NICARAGUA, TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK, VIA PANAMA

      Boston. 1854.. xi,356pp. plus large folding color map. 12mo. Original gilt cloth. Head and toe of spine chipped (more so at head of spine), corners lightly worn. Old pencil inscription on front free endpaper: "To His Excelly. Gov. Clarke." A few signatures pulling, but internally clean. Overall very good. Capron went to California in the spring of 1853 as the agent of several mercantile houses in New York. His vivid account includes descriptions of the lurid side of San Francisco, gaming, Chinese inhabitants, the missions of California, life in the mines, mining techniques, etc. "This work gives extensive treatment to the Mexican War and the conquest of California. Part two gives a detailed description of San Francisco, and part three a description of the gold mines of California" - Hill. The handsome colored folding map by Colton includes an inset street map of San Francisco. COWAN, p.104. KURUTZ 116. HOWES C127. ROCQ 16759. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 254. SABIN 10764. GRAFF 580. HILL 254. RUMSEY COLLECTION 2885. STREETER SALE 2734 (this map in pocket form).

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        The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe - Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, History of The Devil, Life of Captain Singleton, Life and Adventures of Duncan Campbell, The Storm, History of the Plague of London, etc

      Henry G Bohn, UK 1854 - New Edition 1854-1861. The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe in seven volumes including - Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, History of The Devil, Life of Captain Singleton, Life and Adventures of Duncan Campbell, The Storm, History of the Plague of London, Life of Captain Singleton and Life of Col Jack, Memoirs of a Cavalier, Memoirs of Capt Carleton, Dickory Cronke etec, Roxana and Life and Adventures of Mother Ross, The True Born Englishman, New Voyage Around the World, Tracts Relating to the Hanovarian Succession etc. Frontis with engraved portrait of the author and notes by Sir Walter Scott. Bookplates to all volumes of Alfred and Otto Beit. Alfred Beit financier and philanthropist, lived at Tewin Water, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. He was much involved in the politics and business of South Africa, friend and buisness partner of Cecil Rhodes. He never married and his estate was inherited by his younger brother Otto. The two different engraved bookplates have illustrations of the house and a view from the library. The books are in their original three quarter bound calf and marbled boards. Gilt tot eh page tops and marbled endpapers. They are in very good condition with slight rubbing to the edges. Nice strong hinges and textblocks. Contents very good. Slight circle stain to the rear board on one volume. A nice set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des livres Populaires ou de la Littérature du Colportage depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à l'établissement de la Commission d'examen des livres du Colportage (30 novembre 1852)

      Paris,: Librairie d'Amyot,, 1854.. 2 volumes: [iv], xvi, 580, [iv]; [iv], 599, [i] pp. Large 8vo (16 x 24 cm.). Finely bound by Paul Affolter in 3/4 straight grained brown morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered and numbered, uncut, top edges red (a few insignificant rubbings; spines slightly discoloured). With 117 woodcut plates and illustrations of which 49 printed on chinese paper and pasted down. The rare first edition, and one of the few large paper copies printed on vélin. First historical study on the subject and a major work of reference. Apart from some scattered foxing, a fine copy in a very solid and nice binding. Vicard VI col. 73-74.

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        Ramphastos Ariel Ariel Toucan

      London: Hullamandel and Watson, 1854. 2nd edition. Good. John Gould. An original and authentic handcoloured engraving from John Gould's monumental work, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae or Family of Toucans, London, 2nd edition, 1854. The print is on original wove paper heightened by gum arabic, very minor browning but good overall. ALL OUR PRINTS COME IN ACID FREE MOUNT AND SENT BY COURIER ONLY, size 14 x 20 inches

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        Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden

      Stockholm,: Adolf Bonnier,, 1854.. Two volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; an extremely good copy in the original brown cloth, gilt. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the expedition's stops in Honolulu, Tahiti, San Francisco, Sydney and Manila, and shorter notices on various South American ports, the Galapagos, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Cape of Good Hope. The plates include four of Tahiti, three of Hawaii, two of Manila and a view of Mission Dolores, San Francisco. These coloured lithographs are both naâve and attractive. The book was also published in German in 1856, but no edition in English appeared until a translation of the important Hawaiian portion of the narrative by Meiric Dutton was issued in 1954.Forbes has a long article on the important narrative of the Honolulu visit which includes a good account of the town and harbour, and numerous social engagements including a meeting with the king and Saturday horseracing, as well as a trip into the countryside including a visit to the Pali.'Skogman's little known narrative tells of the Royal Swedish voyage... [The] work is much sought after because of its fine colour plates. In the appendices is a section on whaling in the Pacific Ocean...' (Hill). Despite the substantial Australian section, the book is not recorded by Ferguson.Peter Howard, the Berkeley bookseller, has pointed out that 'the Voyages of the Frigate Eugenie in some way paralleled the trips of the Adventurer. They had only one port stop in common, however - Port Famine at the tip of South America. Wherein lies one of the most baffling of Lepidoptera problems.'The collecting habits of scientists on the Eugenie in two generalized pages record the fact that from Hawaii was brought home what proved to be Colias Sponteni. The Adventurer gathered in South America the same blue butterfly, Colias Imperialis.'Between the two ships, ten specimens were collected. No other sighting in South America of Colias Imperialis [Sponteni] has ever been recorded. The morphology of Colias Imperialis is not suitable to southern South America. One private scholar has spent over $50,000 in pursuit of a scientific solution to the problem. I am indebted to the University of California at Davis scientist Arthur Shapiro for every bit of this knowledge. He has swept the plains of South America for decades, looking for a single Colias Imperialis. The number of specimens gathered by the Adventurer is proof that the bug bred there, he insists...'.Borba de Moraes, p. 815; Hawaii One Hundred, 76; Hill, p. 573; Kroepelien, 1196; not in Ferguson; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1179.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A genealogical & chronological chart of the royal and distinguished houses of Europe, from the earliest periods to the present time, with the arms, flags & principal orders of knighthood belonging to each

      London.: Charles & Edwin Layton, 1854 Lithographed title, chromolithographed frontispiece, dedication and 24 pages concertina, mounted on linen, with hand-coloured coats of arms and insignia at head and some hand-colouring in text. Title page is foxed with light waterstain on the corner, some other sheets with browning and some waterstaining at the begining to a few text pages. Original cover is worn, hinges breaking, a restoration might be useful. The pages with the charts and coats of arms are in good condition, unmarked. Very scarce, only 3 copies in WorldCat. This is a huge and heavy volume. Photo available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Wreck of the U.S. Steam Ship "Arctic". Off Cape Race Wednesday September 27th. 1854

      New York: Published by N. Currier, 1854. Tinted lithograph, coloured by hand, by Charles Parsons after Buttersworth (working from a sketch by James Smith), printed by N. Currier. 27 x 20 5/8 inches. A dramatic image of a disaster at sea. James Smith of Jackson, Missouri, supplied the original sketch of the scene. The 2,850-ton 'Arctic' was relatively luxurious and fast, with a top speed of over 12 knots, and along with the 'Atlantic', 'Pacific' and 'Baltic' formed the core of Collins Line fleet (the main American opponent of Cunard in the 1850s). The 'Arctic' on 'her homeward voyage from Liverpool, during dense fog... came in collision with the French iron propeller "Vesta", and was so badly injured that in about 5 hours she sank stern foremost, by which terrible calamity nearly 300 persons are supposed to have perished'. In fact 322 people drowned and only 86 were saved. Conningham 679; Gale 7340

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A LETTER FROM ROME, SHEWING AN EXACT CONFORMITY BETWEEN POPERY AND PAGANISM ... BY CONYERS MIDDLETON ... LONDON M,DCC,XLI

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Two Poems

      Chapman & Hall, London 1854 - Original printed wrappers. Contains first appearances of two poems, "A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and "The Twins," by Robert Browning. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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