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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery: Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain. Selected from the works of John Lindley R. Sweet and D. Don to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. by a practical floriculturist, 4 volumes, complete

      London: G. Willis, 1854, First edition. One folding plate (no. 153) in vol. III is split at fold and professionally hinged with cloth, a few faint scuff marks to the outer edges of volume I and to the rear side of volume II, the text and fine hand-colored plates of all four volumes are exceptionally bright and clean, the superb period binding is also near faultless; a beautiful copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (vi, iv, iv, iv), 576, with 288 hand-colored engraved plates (some heightened with gum arabic, 6 folding) after Sarah Anne Drake, E. Dalton Smith, William Herbert, and others, by Weddell, Bailey, Barclay and others. Contemporary light brown calf, gilt-tooled and blind-stamped, spine with red and black morocco labels for title and volume number, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, lg 8vo (237 x 150 mm). This fine set features the work of some of the greatest British botanical artists of the period - it is based on the earlier works by Lindley, Sweet and Don. Of the three, only Lindley was alive at the time of this re-issue, which was updated with text by an unidentified "practical floriculturalist". A rare work that is seldom offered.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Life of George Washington. The Citizen

      Paris and New York: M. Knoedler, 1854. Lithograph by Claude Regnier, printed by LeMercier, Paris, and hand-coloured. Skilfully repaired tear in bottom margin. 20 3/4 x 25 7/8 inches. George Washington's Wedding Washington's marriage to Martha Custis was a great success, and his life with her truly a refuge from the harsh worlds of politics and war, and fame. So, though the event was not especially newsworthy, it is an appropriate moment to commemorate from his life. The wedding took place at her estate, called White House, in New Kent, Virginia, on January 6, 1759. The bride and groom were both 27. Martha Custis was a widow with two surviving children, and they can be seen shyly participating in the scene. The ceremony was performed by Rev. David Mossom. This beautifully coloured lithograph was printed in Paris by Lemercier (Rosé-Joseph Lemercier, 1803-87) and sold in New York through M. Knoedler. The prints produced in New York in the 1850's were never as well drawn or as refined as this, and Lemercier was rather successful at garnering an upscale lithography market. Throughout the 19th century, many American dwellings had portraits of Washington over the fireplace or family table, and even in Europe, portraits could be found representing both an individual and societal ideal.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        [Dead Souls.] Home Life in Russia

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1854. Revised by the Editor of Revelations of Siberia. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, spines and boards elaborately blocked in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Spines and edges of boards browned, cloth rubbed with some wear at the extremities, dampstain to early leaves of volume II, small abraded spot to pages 242 and 243 of volume II. A very good set. First English language edition of Gogol's satirical masterpiece. Dead Souls was first published in Moscow in 1852 under the censor-imposed title The Adventures of Chichikov, and told the story of a middling gentleman intent on raising his social standing by buying the names of deceased serfs from landowners in order to commit fraud. Gogol's original intention was to publish a further two parts mimicking the structure of The Divine Comedy. In the second part Chichikov would experience a moral transformation corresponding to purgatory, but Gogol burned the manuscript shortly before his death. Copies of the first English language edition of Dead Souls are rare–only one has appeared at auction since 1986.

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      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1854.. Folio, 17 1/16 x 14 inches. Chromolithographic title with large vignette, handcolored frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, seventy-three handcolored lithographed maps, charts, and city plans (three double-page). Publisher's red half morocco and green marbled paper covered boards, morocco label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. In a cloth box, leather label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories, including city plans of New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the ...ATLAS... concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty- three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th 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 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, and alter the maps and to hand-color the maps. References: PHILLIPS ATLASES 809. RISTOW, pp.311-13. RUMSEY, p.240.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Philadelphia. 1854.. 136pp. plus thirteen handsome lithographed plates (some tinted) and 46pp. of ads, and a folding map. Half title. Original cloth, stamped in blind. Cloth faded, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Map neatly backed by lightweight linen. Small tear in lower edge of front free endpaper. An occasional light fox mark, but quite clean internally. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. This copy bears the ownership signature of John Russell Bartlett on the titlepage. Bartlett was a bookseller in New York in the 1830s and 1840s, and then was appointed to survey the boundary between the United States and Mexico in the early 1850s. He published his own PERSONAL NARRATIVE..., describing his experiences in the West in 1854, and went on to become Secretary of State of Rhode Island, and produced valuable bibliographies relating to that state and the private library of John Carter Brown. The present copy of Heap's work is odd for having forty- six pages of advertisements at the end, more than the usual complement of thirty-two. E.F. Beale and Gwin Heap were greatly influenced by Senator Benton in their choice of a route across Colorado and Nevada. The party travelled from Westport (Kansas City) southwest on the Santa Fe trail to Bent's Fort, then to the short-lived Fort Massachusetts, the Rio Grande Valley, the Grand River, and then to the Uncompahgre. They returned to Taos for supplies, and then continued southwest via Utah to California. The map, which is present here, was issued with only a few copies. Wheat lauds the map and spends several pages discussing the journey, saying that it has received less attention than it deserves. He notes that it is the earliest published map to show the middle Rocky Mountain region, through what is now southern Colorado, the first to depict several streams and rivers, and the first attempt to chart a route through Death Valley. This book is one of the first detailed examinations of the "Central Route" from Missouri to the Pacific, and a basic piece of Western Americana. COWAN, p.273. HOWES H378, "b." MINTZ 562. SABIN 31175. WAGNER-CAMP 235. FLAKE 3934. RITTENHOUSE 290. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 808. STREETER SALE 3177.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Description Des Fêtes Populaires Données à Valenciennes Les 11, 12, 13 Mai 1851, Par la Société des Incas

      Lille: E.Vanackere, 1854., 1854. large 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 218, [2 leaves]. engraved title. engraved frontis. portrait, engraved frontis., & 22 folding engraved plates by W.Marks, all printed on chine-collé (numbered from 1 to 23 with a very large folding plate double-numbered 8-9). text within decorative green borders. contemporary half chagrin, t.e.g., others untrimmed (corners bit worn, light foxing to frontis.). First Edition. Festivities for the Carnival of Valenciennes were organized by the Société des Incas, a charitable organization created in the nineteenth century for the relief of poor prisoners. The carnival took place in Flanders following Mardi Gras and symbolically represented its funeral procession and burial. The plates by W.Marks depict the various sections of the procession, ie. 'Char de l'Agriculture', 'Char des Ambassadeurs', 'Char de l'Égypte ancienne', 'Char des Maures', 'Char des Nègres', 'Les Croisades', 'Le Ministre Colbert', 'Char de l'Imprimerie', 'Amérique - Char des Incas', 'Char des Célébrités valenciennoises', &c. A brief history of Flemish festivals is given in the first two chapters. Vicaire III p. 270.. F. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Hard Times for these Times.

      1854 - First edition. 8vo. Original primary binding of horizontally-ribbed olive moiré cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow coated end papers. London, Bradbury & Evans.

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        Hard Times

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1854 - Original green blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on cover. FIrst issue with "Price 5/-" at base of spine and p.244 misnumbered as 44. Expertly rebacked to match, original yellow endpapers retained, though not integral. Clean and bright internally. A very good copy of the scarce first issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hard times for these times / By Charles Dickens

      London : Bradbury & Evans, 1854. 1st Edition. Originally appeared in twenty numbers of Household Words from 1 Apr. 1854 - 12 Aug. 1854, nos. 210-229. 1st edition; 1st issue with the gilt-blocked price point confirmed. Physical desc.: vii, 352 p. ; 20 cm. (8vo). Referenced by: Wolff, R.L. 19th cent. fiction, 1800. Sadleir, M. 19th cent. fiction, 689. Smith, W.E. Charles Dickens in the original cloth, I, 11. Podeschi, J.B. Dickens & Dickensiana, A136. Carr, L. VanderPoel Dickens, B503. Bound in light olive green moire horizontally-ribbed cloth ; upper and lower covers contain a two-line border and an ornamental rectangular frame which are stamped in blind ; the frame has, among other decorations, a single loop design in each corner. The spine is lettered and ruled in gold with other decorations stamped in blind. Previous owner's inscription. Minor library marks remain internally. Good copy. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.

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        HARD TIMES: For These Times

      [New York:: Household Words,. 1854]. First U.S. edition. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in the weekly "Household Words" from May through September 1854. The American publisher of "Household Words," T. L. McElwrath, placed HARD TIMES in such a way that the segments of the novel could be excised and bound up together--which his customers were urged to do. He provided a wrapper (also used for his unissued sheets) in which to bind HARD TIMES, thus constituting the actual first American edition of the novel. This copy, lacking title page and wrapper, starts with page [1] "HARD TIMES. / By Charles Dickens, Esq. /Furnished in advance exclusively for this Journal." 108 double-column pages, bound in period three-quarter leather and marbled boards. Professionally touched up where there was light wear to edges, resulting in a very good to near fine copy of this scarce issue.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Oeuvres inédites précédées de Documents historiques, littéraires et biographiques. [ Edition originale ]

      Imprimerie de Timon Frères 1854 - Mis en ordre et annotés, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos à 4 nerfs, Imprimerie de Timon Frères, Vienne, 1854, 3 ff., VII pp., 2 ff., 276 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire recueillant les oeuvres du jeune Jean-Charles-Louis-Reynaud, né à Vienne (Isère) en 1821, et décédé prématurément en 1853. Le récit de son voyage en Corse fut honoré par le gouvernement. On retrouvera d'ailleurs ici un long récit relatant "Un hiver en Corse. Récits de chasse et scènes de la vie des maquis". Bon état (dos passé lég. frotté). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aulacoramphus Albivitta [Pl. 49]

      [London: by the Author, 1854]. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and H. C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. 21 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine image from the expanded second edition of John Gould's "A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans." The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America, and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias." (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42) In 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux." (Paris, 1555, p. 184) Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos"), which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image. The first edition of Gould's work, published in 1833-1835, represented the first concerted attempt to produce a monograph on the family. The present image is from the second expanded edition, which Gould considered to be a completely separate work: the plates were all re-drawn and the text re-written. Cf. Anker 170; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 101; cf. Nissen IVB 378; cf. Sauer 3; cf. Wood, p. 364; cf. Zimmer, p. 252.

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        L'Auberge du Gros Coq a Schopfheim, (Duché de Bade) / No Room Left [Pl. 12]

      Paris: Published by Verlag von Goupil Cie., Berlin, Coupil et Co., New York, Goupil et Cie. Paris et London, 1854. Hand-coloured lithograph. Goupil Publishers blindstamp, Paris. Good condition apart from some overall light foxing and a 2" loss in the bottom right corner. 17 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches. 19 3/8 x 26 1/4 inches. A fine plate from the series 'Les Touristes', which chronicled Guérard's trip through Switzerland, Savoy and Bavaria. Set in a congested street of the German town of Schopfheim, this image depicts several weary travellers arriving at the Gros Coq hotel only to find out that no rooms are available. Born in Nancy, France in 1821, Eugene Guérard was primarily known as a genre and landscape painter, draughtsman, and watercolourist. After briefly studying in the workshop of Pierre Dieudonné in Lorraine, he moved to Paris in 1838, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts with the renowned French history painter Paul Delaroche. He exhibited many of his paintings at the Salon and was a prolific draughtsman who published several series of lithographs depicting daily life including Les Parisiennes (c.1850), The Opera (1844), and Aspects of Paris. Guérard also regularly contributed images to the publishing house of Goupil, which issued the series from which this plate comes. With the commencement of the 1848 revolution, Guérard was forced to leave Paris and embarked on a voyage to Switzerland, Savoy and Bavaria before returning to his hometown in 1849. It was on this two and a half month journey that he made the sketches on which his plates from 'Les Touristes' are derived. Rather than picturing the panoramic views and various historical monuments he undoubtedly observed on the trip, the vividly coloured plates in this series instead depict the tourists and locals Guérard encountered. Essentially genre scenes, they focus expressly on the experience of travel and tourism and frequently have a satirical undertone. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 6, p. 530.

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        WALDEN: Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy, which has benefited from professional restoration to the spine. Cloth added at spine ends and hinges repaired. Retains original buff end papers and ads, dated September 1854. BAL 20106 states that ads are without bibliographical significance. No work on internal pages, which are generally clean, but several pages have erased pencil markings. One of just 2,000 copies of the first edition, the importance of which cannot be overstated. "Not only the most famous nature book by an American, but probably the most famous since Walton's Compleat-Angler" (Bennett, Practical Guide Amer. Book Collecting p. 114). & & The author's own words explain his actions better than any others: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion." 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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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America

      New York,: Redfield, 1854.. Octavo, with three engraved plates, author's inscription to head of title-page, recent bookplate to front pastedown; a good copy in publishers green cloth, skilfully rebacked with most of the original spine laid down, preserved in a folding cloth case. First English translation, signed and inscribed by the author, of Gabriel FranchËre's account of Astoria on the mouth of the Columbia River. While the book chiefly recounts his extraordinary overland journey of five months through the Rocky Mountains to the Red River Settlement (later Winnipeg) and thence to Montreal, it is also well-regarded for the author's account of his early and important visits to Hawaii and Tahiti en route to the northwest Pacific.FranchËre's narrative was first published in Montreal some years previously; this edition was prepared for the American public by the clergyman and sometime novelist Jebediah Vincent Huntington who patriotically proclaims the book as 'the only account by an eye-witness and a participator in the enterprise, of the first attempt to form a settlement on the Pacific under the stars and stripes.'FranchËre was a member of the party sent out by John Jacob Astor on the vessel Tonquin to found a fur trading post at Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River. The account of his three year stay, his inland travels, the transfer of Astor's company to the North West Fur Company of Canada in 1813 and subsequent actions of the British, forms a detailed and important document in Canadian history. Additionally, the outbound journey of the Tonquin is included, in which FranchËre gives a good account of the customs and political situation of the Hawaiian islands as well as a biography of Kamehameha I.The work is referred to as in the text as the "second edition", which is slightly misleading: the earlier edition referred to is actually the original French language edition published in Montreal in 1820.Hill, 634; Judd, 69.

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      Havana. 1854.. Broadside, 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Printed on green paper. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling, minor separation at some folds. A few contemporary notations. Very good. Cuban broadside advertising a bullfight featuring the matador Don Manuel Rodriguez Lanza and the "8 toros de muerte." The top of the sheet features a woodcut of a matador holding his cape out to a bull. The first swordsman for the fight is Manuel Diaz Lavi, with two alternates listed. The Banderilleros and the Picadores for the fight are also listed by name. Bullfighting was a popular entertainment in Cuba during the Spanish colonial period, though it was done away with after Cuban independence at the beginning of the 20th century.

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        The History of England

      London: George Bell [and] Bell & Daldy,, 1854 - 1866. From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the end of George II [and] From the Revolution to the Death of George the Second [and] With the continuation of the Accession of George III to the Accession of Queen Victoria. 18 volumes, small octavo (178 × 110 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, green and red morocco labels, centre tool to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Black and white frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. Some occasional light foxing, spines and boards a little rubbed, an excellent set. A handsomely bound library set. Hume's history was first published in 1754-62, Smollett's continuation in 1758. This set also includes Hughes continuation.

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      - Second edition. With an epilogue. Edited by Nicolas Barker & John Collins. Pp. 10+xii+400+[11]-42(last blank), frontispiece portrait, text illustrations, index; [together with] Barker (Nicolas) & John Collins. A SEQUEL TO AN ENQUIRY into the nature of certain nineteenth century pamphlets by John Carter and Graham Pollard. The forgeries of H. Buxton Forman and T. J. Wise re-examined. Pp. 394, frontispiece, text illustrations, appendices, concise list of sources, index; [plus] Barrett (Elizabeth) & Robert Browning. TWO POEMS. Pp. 16(last colophon); printed paper wrappers, stabbed & tied, a trifle discoloured and very slightly foxed; Chapman & Hall, London, 1854; [and] Barker (Nicolas) A NOTE ON TWO POEMS. Pp. 32(including the printed paper wrappers, stabbed & tied); the two books uniformly bound in full black leather, spines lettered and ruled in gilt; t.e.g.; the pamphlets contained together in a qr. leather portfolio with grey papered sides, spine lettered in gilt; all items housed within a single black cloth slipcase; Scolar Press, London, 1983. Volume one second edition, all other items first editions; Barker's Note on Two Poems being limited to 80 numbered copies. *First published in 1934, Carter and Pollard's An Enquiry Into The Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets exposed one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. T. J. Wise, a highly esteemed book collector and bibliographer, was shown to have perpetrated a stream of forgeries of minor works by nineteenth century authors. The exposure of Wise led to further discoveries, particularly his collaboration with Harry Buxton Forman, the editor of Keats and Shelley. The two poems, A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and The Twins, by her husband, were donated by the Brownings to raise funds for the Ragged Schools. (For this item see Barnes, A Bibliography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A9 and Wise, A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Robert Browning, p. 221). Wise and Forman copied the format of this genuine publication to produce some of their forgeries. Nicolas Barker's Note traces the history and provenance of this item from Harry Forman's initial acquisition of an unknown quantity of left-over copies of the pamphlet, to his son Maurice, and from Maurcie Forman through the hands of Percy Muir at Elkin Mathews to Muir's business partner Laurie Deval, and finally to the present limited edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London- John Murray 1854 - Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779 - 81) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of fifty-two poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. In three volumes complete. 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. Johnson began writing his 'lives', or individual biographical pieces, in 1740. The Lives, which were critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and they were quite larger than originally expected. As Johnson justified in the advertisement for the work, my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character. However, he did not limit himself to a dry series of dates and biography, but created a series of Lives with, according to his 1783 edition Preface, the honest intention of giving pleasure. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglicanand committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. In a prize presentation binding with bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Bound by Stephen Austin, Hertford, with binder's stamp to front free endpaper. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally, in excellent condition with only slight wear to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with slight scattered foxing to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      v. Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs in Bildern. Nach der Anordnung des allgemein bekannten und beliebten Lehrbuchs der Naturgeschichte von Dr. G. H. v. Schubert. Bearbeitet von Professor M. Ch. F. Hochstetter. Stuttgart und Esslingen, Verlag von Schreiber & Schill, (1854). 4to. (4),+ 40,+ (3),+ (blank),+ 39,+ (12) pp.+ 52 lith. double page hand coloured plates. Later red half calf, git spine. A minor tear at upper joint and worn rear board. First edition

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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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        Mémoire sur le somnambulisme et le magnétisme animal, adressé en 1820 à l'académie royale et publié en 1854.

      Paris, Plon 1854 In-8, demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs orné de caissons gravés et dorés, [4]-XX-428 pages. Dès les premières lignes de sa préface, Noizet rappelle qu'il fut le disciple d' « un certain abbé indien-portugais », faisant ainsi référence à l'abbé Faria, dont il a été un témoin privilégié de ses célèbres séances. L'abbé Faria avait chargé Noizet de revoir le manuscrit de son ouvrage sur le sommeil lucide mais le premier volume seul parut et les trois jours autres volumes ne virent jamais le jour. Noizet se lia avec Bertrand qui lui signala l'ouverture d'un concours organisé par l'Académie de Berlin sur le magnétisme animal. Les deux mémoires de Noizet et Bertrand arrivèrent trop tard pour participer au concours ; Bertrand publia le sien sous forme de livre, et ce n'est que trente ans plus tard que Noizet fit imprimer un petit nombre d'exemplaires de son texte qui représente réellement un des chainons essentiels de l'histoire de la psychologie des profondeurs et de l'inconscient menant de Mesmer à Freud. L'exemplaire que nous proposons comporte bien évidement comme les autres un envoi, mais celui-ci est adressé au célèbre chimiste et vulgarisateur Louis Figuier, qui a fait relier dans le volume une très importante lettre autographe signée, datée du 25 décembre 1859, que lui a adressée Noizet. D'ailleurs Figuier contribuera à faire connaître au grand public l'histoire du magnétisme et en particulier ce moment où le fluidisme disparaît pour faire place aux véritables prémices de la psychologie des profondeurs. La date de la Lettre correspond bien à ce moment clé de l'histoire de l'inconscient, c'est là le dernier texte d'un acteur connu de cette histoire avant l'intervention chirurgicale du 4 décembre 1859 sous hypnose effectuée par Eugène Azam, et relatée par lui dés les premiers jours de 1860. Cloquet, qui dés 1829 avait opéré une tumeur sous magnétisme animal et sans douleur, est cité dés les premières lignes, suivies par l'historique suivant : « tous les partisans de ce magnétisme n'attribuent pas à un fluide les phénomènes que leur présente l'état de somnambulisme ; l'abbé Faria par exemple, qui endormait ses sujets en quelques secondes déclarait hautement il y a 45 ans qu'il n'exerçait sur eux aucune puissance soit par un fluide, soit par sa volonté tous les effets remarquables qui se produisaient étaient des faits physiologiques résultants de leur propre constitution je n'ai jamais cru au fluide magnétique et j'ai posé moi-même il y a près de quarante ans des moxas à une somnambule insensible de concert avec un chirurgien interne dans l'hôpital de la Salpétrière. » A cet exemplaire d'un ouvrage fondamental, enrichi d'une lettre d'une telle importance significative est jointe une enveloppe timbrée adressée à « Monsieur Liégois, correspondant de l'Institut, correspondant à l'institut de Paris. » Cet ajout, qui n'est pas de notre fait peut montrer à quel point celui qui l'a effectué a bien compris tout le lien entre la lettre, l'école de Nancy et l'aurore de la psychanalyse. Magnifique exemplaire : une coiffe supérieure légèrement frottée sans manques et des coupes usés. Nul autre défaut n'est à déplorer Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Observations on insanity. (Traduction inédite manuscrite de Théophile Archambault provenant de la bibliothèque personnelle de René Sémelaigne) MANUSCRIT.

      In-folio demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos lisse orné et gravé à froid de filets ; Précieux exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de René Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque personnelle sur la page de titre. « Observations on insanity » 1796 reparaîtra avec un titre différent en 1809 chez J. Callow (Observations on madness and melancholy: including practical remarks on those diseases; together with cases and an account of the morbid appearances upon dissection. Second edition considerably enlarged London for J Callow, 1809. Haslam was amongst the first to describe general paralysis of the insane, he recorded three cases. G&M 4794 citing the first edition 1798 which was titled Observations on insanity. Haslam considered this enlarged second edition to be his magnum opus, it remained a standard work for several years. Norman 1015. Heirs of Hippocrates 1203 citing this edition. Hunter and MacAlpine pp.632-639. Wellcome III p.221. ). 1 f. n. ch. « Jean Haslam : Observations sur la folie, Londres 1798 », 1 f. n. ch. « John Haslam : Observations on insanity », 1 f. n. ch. « Observations sur l'aliénation mentale avec des remarques paratiques sur la maladie, et un précis des apparences morbides lors de la dissection, par Jean Haslam, membre de la corporation des chirurgiens et apothicaires à l'hôpital de Bethlem, Londres 1798 », 98 pages manuscrites de traduction d'une très fine écriture élégante et lisible. Cette traduction de Théophile Archambault est restée inédite jusqu'à ce jour et était conservée dans les papiers personnels de René Sémelaigne, descendant de Pinel par sa mère. - -- WILLIAM PERFECT : Annals of Insanity : 2 f. n. ch. "Guillaume Perfect : Annales de la folie, Londres, 5° édition", 86 pages manuscrites et 8 f. n. ch. de tables des matières. - - - JOHN REID : Essays On Insanity, Hypochondriasis, And Other Nervous Affections (1816). 174 pages manuscrites. - - - HENRY JOHNSON Essai sur la classification des maladies mentales (1843), 35 pages manuscrites. - - - ASYLE DE WORCESTER états-unis d'Amérique quatorzième rapport décembre 1846., 64 pages manuscrites. Théophile Archambault ( 19 Février 1806 ? 2 Décembre 1863) était un Français psychiatre qui était originaire de Tours. Il a étudié à Angers et Paris , et plus tard sous le psychiatre Jean-Étienne Esquirol Dominique (1772-1840) à Paris. En 1840, il devient l'assistant de François Leuret (1797-1851) à l'hôpital Bicêtre, et peu après il est de chargé de la réorganisation de l'asile de Maréville à Nancy (ou s'est également illustré Bendict-Augustin Morel qui y décrira les cas décrits dans ses Etudes Cliniques). Il a passé sept ans à Nancy, où il a également donné des cours sur les troubles mentaux à l'école secondaire de la médecine. En 1848, il succède à Achille-Louis Foville (1799-1878) à l'hôpital psychiatrique de Charenton . Archambault parlait couramment l'anglais et l'allemand, et en 1840 il traduit William Charles Ellis "Traité sur la nature, les causes, symptômes et traitement de la folie" en français. Toutes ses autres traductions connues des historiens sont inédites et semblaient perdues. - - - Théophile Archambault (February 19, 1806 ? December 12, 1863) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Tours. He studied in Angers and Paris, and later worked under psychiatrist Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772?1840) in Paris. In 1840 he became assistant to François Leuret (1797?1851) at the Bicêtre hospital, and soon afterwards was tasked with re-organization of the Maréville asylum in Nancy. He spent seven years at Nancy, where he also gave classes on mental disorders at the secondary school of medicine. In 1848 he succeeded Achille-Louis Foville (1799?1878) at the Charenton mental hospital. Archambault spoke fluent English, and in 1840 translated William Charles Ellis' "Treatise on the Nature, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Insanity" into French Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The Modern Architect; Or, Every Carpenter His Own Master, Etc., For Private Houses, Classic Dwellings, Churches. &c. To Which Is Added the New System Of Stair-Building

      Dayton and Wentworth Boston: Dayton and Wentworth, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Modern imitation black morocco. Very good/Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 128 pages in text. Large 4to, 29 x 24 cm. Sixty-four engraved plates plus frontispiece with an additional four pages at rear: "The New Lien Law of Massachusetts, In Favor of Mechanics, Passed in 1851, with all the Amendments in full to 1853." Shaw, an author of several pattern books presents here a number of house designs (Grecian and a few Gothic, and one Italian villa). His designs were popular in rural New England. Glossary of Architectural Terms. HITCHCOCK 1157. KARPEL B109. "Shaw's fourth and last book. It contains, in addition to the usual practical material, numerous designs for houses in the Grecian, Gothic, and Italian tastes as well as several of the Gothic church designs for which Shaw was well known." Moderate foxing to frontispiece and title page, light to occasional moderate foxing throughout. Bookplate of The Victorian Society in America and owner inscription. No other ex-libris marking.

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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

      D. Appleton 1854 Two volumes Quarto Illustrated with large folding map (with some expert minor repair), complete with 2 folding frontispiece lithographs, 6 lithographs in volume I, and 8 lithographs in volume II [List of Lithographs lists the same plate twice (#2 and 3) and has omitted listing the plate at p. 290], and other woodcuts and in-text illustrations volume I neatly restored spine ends, volume II expertly recased, original green ribbed cloth, ruled in blind, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines, dark green endpapers Bartlett (1805 - 1886) was born in Providence, Rhode Island. The family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Bartlett was educated and at Lowville Academy in upstate New York. He moved to New York City in 1836 and opened a shop with a partner, Charles Welford, to sell literary and scientific publications. The store became a meeting place for literary persons and scientists. In 1842 Bartlett became a founding father of the American Ethnological Society and wrote The Progress of Ethnology the same year. Bartlett was appointed United States Boundary Commissioner in 1850 and charged with carrying out the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. He had no knowledge of the Southwest but wanted to travel and see Indians, and needed the money, so he accepted. Bartlett travelled to El Paso del Norte (Juarez) and met with the Mexican Boundary Commissioner Pedro Garcia Conde. They had difficulties in establishing the point where the southern boundary of New Mexico was to begin on the Rio Grande due to inaccuracies in the Disturnell map and as a result Bartlett set the boundary 42 miles north of El Paso. This was disallowed by Congress and because of this the United States negotiated the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. Bartlett travelled to California then Arizona and New Mexico and back to Texas. When he returned to Rhode Island he wrote his Personal Narrative which became the standard source of information about Texas and the Southwest. He became Secretary of State for Rhode Island in 1855 and held that position until 1872. He helped put together the collection which is the nucleus of the John Carter Brown Library as well as authoring numerous more books Gilt on spine slightly dulled, some occasional foxing, else fine With the name John D. Mapes (Musser)? in contemporary brown ink on title pages [Howes B 201. Wagner-Camp 234.1. Streeter, Texas 173. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 12. Graff 198. Sabin 2746. Wheat, Maps of the Gold Region 252, Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West vol. III 798. Rader 287]

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      , Originating from the archdiocese of Paris (?) or possibly the archdiocese of Rouen (calendar).Early 16th-century wooden bookbinding covered in leather. Meas.: 146x113x39 mm Convolute, organised in three parts. Parchment and paper (fly and end leafs). (iii)+12+221+11+(iii) ff. Meas.: 136-137xc. 90-91 (approx. 60x38-40) mm. 16 (calendar) and 14 lines (Book of Hours and Book of Prayer). Originating from the archdiocese of Paris (?) or possibly the archdiocese of Rouen (calendar). Last quarter of the 15th century (pars I and II), first half of 16th century (bookbinding).BUNDLED BOOK OF HOURS AND BOOK OF PRAYER. In Latin and French.: CALENDARIUM. Opulently decorated calendar for the archdiocese of Paris, adapted for the archdiocese of Rouen (1-12). Written in French. The calendar features several holy days (in red) that were celebrated in Rouen as well as in Paris. Parchment. 16 lines. Writing covers the full type page. Writing/Illumination: Littera gothica cursiva hybrida. Hand 1, possibly the same hand that was also responsible for pars III. Rubricated. Small liquid-gold initials.II: BOOK OF HOURS (13-230). Latin.: Parchment. 14 lines. Writing covers the full type page. First line below top line. writing/Illumination: Littera gothica cursiva hybrida. Hand 2. Last quarter of the 15th century. Rubricated. Legends in red ink. Several initials (1-2 rr. in height), alternating blue and liquid gold. Four finely painted, gold-borded framed miniatures captured in full-page decoration indicating the beginning of the individual hours.III: BOOK OF PRAYER, WITH DEVOUT MEDITATIONS, PRAYERS TO MARY AND INDULGENCE PRAYERS (233-242r). Written in French. Inc.: ?Nous lisons que saint iehan evangeliste fut une fils? (233r). Possibly by the same hand that was also responsible for the calendar. Parchment. 14 lines. Writing covers the full type page. Below top line. Bookbinding: Early 16th-century wooden bookbinding covered in leather. Meas.: 146x113x39 mm. In all probability bound in Paris. The bookbindings for Jean Grollier come to mind. Blind and gold-tooled front and back cover. Double gold-tooled framework. Rectangular bookbinding surface adorned with centrally stylised gold-tooled decorative motif, surrounded by gilt acanthus leaves. Above and below (front and back cover), with a framed capital, the name of the person who commissioned the bookbinding: Jacqueline Gobelet. Sides likewise adorned with gilded decorative motifs. Four raised bands. Raised bands and spine areas containing gilded decorative motifs. Corners of the bookbinding surfaces also feature large gilded decorative motifs. Hand-sown headbands. Original copper clasps. Provenance: Jacqueline Gobelet ; Ex librice Antonij Simonis DeLormes, late 17th or 18th century; Fanny Loscombe, 1854, Ame; ex libris C.W. Loscombe, E.W.C., with Greek motto.

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        Storia militare del Piemonte in continuazione di quella del Saluzzo.

      Torino, Degiorgis, 1854-1855. 1854 Tre volumi in 8° (con aggiunta di un opuscolo), pagg. 714, (1); 720; 36, (1); 1120, con 2 grandi carte geografiche ripiegate f.t. e numerosi piani di battaglia, tra cui la battaglia di Santa Lucia, Novara, Mortara e Vigevano..., tabelle nel testo e f.t. Brochure originale a stampa. Davvero interessante e non comune opera di storia militare piemontese, "dalla pace d'Aquisgrana fino ai dì nostri", in continuazione la storia di Alessandro Saluzzo di Monesiglio. Il primi due volumi, cui fa seguito un supplemento di 36 pagine, trattano del periodo dal 1748 al 1796, e dal 1796 al 1831, infine il 4° volume tratta il periodo dal 1831 al 1850. Edizione originale di questa poderosa opera del Pinelli (1810-1865), generale e storico militare, decorato con medaglia d'oro nel 1862 "per i soddisfacenti risultati ottenuti col suo coraggio ed instancabile operosità". Riparazione alla brochure del 3° volume. Qualche tipica ma trascurabile brunitura. Volumi in ordine e parzialmente intonsi. Opera completa anche del supplemento. Enciclopedia Militare, VI, p. 113; Manno, I, 3846; manca al Lozzi.

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        Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (8 Volume Set)

      . From the library of Anthony Trollope with his bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper of each volume. Bound by Bickers and Son of London in polished tan calf with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines and black leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Six raised bands on the spine. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges and endpapers are marbled. Great association! Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        The Spectator; A New Edition, Carefully Revised, In Six Volumes; With Prefaces Historical And Biographical

      . Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with the covers stamped in blind and the spines stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's embossment on the first blank leaf of all volumes. Minor wear to the extremities. Image on request. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Das namenlose Taschenbüchelchen. Ein humoristisches Vielliebchen. Als Manuskript gedruckt für den Verfasser.

      Mit 4 Kupfertafeln von A. Schroedter. 111 S. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit Goldprägung auf beiden Decken. 11 x 7 cm. Kein Exemplar im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Seltenes Lyrikbändchen des Frankfurter Buchhändlers und Verlegers, in dem er selbstironisch auf die politischen und literarischen Verhältnisse seiner Zeit zurückblickt. - Vor dem Titel ein Blatt mit einer gedruckten Besitzanzeige (allerdings ohne ausgefüllten Namen), verso Titel der Vermerk "Der Besitz dieses Büchelchens schließt die Verbindlichkeit in sich, es nicht in andere Hände übergehen zu lassen". - Die hübsche Jahreszeitenfolge stammt von dem Maler und Graphiker Adolph Schroedter, der mit einer Nichte des Verfassers verheiratet war. Eine kleine Holzstichvignette zeigt Jügel inmitten seiner Verlagsprodukte. - Vordere Vorsätze mit Loch, mit wenigen Korrekturen in Tinte, vermutlich vom Verfasser. - Hübsches Exemplar!

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        Views of North Wales - 1854

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

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        The Spectator; A New Edition, Carefully Revised, In Six Volumes; With Prefaces Historical And Biographical

      New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1854, 1853, 1853, 1853, 1853, 1853. . Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with the covers stamped in blind and the spines stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's embossment on the first blank leaf of all volumes. Minor wear to the extremities. Image on request. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (8 Volume Set)

      London, John W. Parker and Son, 1854. . From the library of Anthony Trollope with his bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper of each volume. Bound by Bickers and Son of London in polished tan calf with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines and black leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Six raised bands on the spine. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges and endpapers are marbled. Great association! Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        The right way, or, practical lectures on the decalogue

      Carlton & Phillips. B00089Y1NK 1854 Carlton & Phillips. 277 pages, plus advertisements. The relatively scarce and out-of-print first book by Jonathan Townley Crane, a Methodist minister most widely known as the father of famous author Stephen Crane. A graduate of the Princeton Theological Seminary, Crane enjoyed an active career as an educator, pastor and writer. He was active in local temperance movements, and strongly supported abolitionist causes. This hardcover copy (a series of reflections and essays on the Ten Commandments) has light edge wear, fraying and bumping at the corners of the decorative purplish-brown cloth boards. The text is unmarked, albeit foxed throughout. The binding is sturdy and intact, although the rear hinge is beginning to split at the foot. The remnants of a bookplate are affixed to the front paste down endpaper. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1/1/0001.

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        Costumes of the First or Grenadier Regiment of Guards from 1660

      London Ackerman & Co 1854. Cover rubbed, marked and faded with heavy edge-wear. Splits to spine with some loss. Some foxing and minor marks, but plates in overall VG condition First Edition Navy blue hardback cloth cover 26pp :: 12 magnificent hand-coloured plates :: 430mm x 580mm (17" x 23") :: Heraldic bookplate of Sir Claud Alexander of Ballochmyle

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        Exploration of the valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department

      Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson Washington: Robert Armstrong & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1853,1854. Publisher's textured cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with gilt-stamped title; vol. I with spine sunned and cloth chipped at spine extremities; vol. II with corners bumped, cloth peeling away from spine and chipped at spine extremities, spine with gilt dimmed and small area of unobtrusive discoloration from now-absent label. Front pastedowns each with pencilled owner's name and institutional rubber stamp (no other markings); front free endpaper of vol. II starting to tear along inner margin. Mild to moderate foxing and spotting; a few text gatherings unopened. One plate in vol. I with short tear from outer margin, turning into a narrow scrape extending about halfway into the upper portion of the image; one leaf in vol. II with tiny portion (less than one word) affixed to opposing plate. Not a perfect set, but a perfectly fascinating one.. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 2 vols. I: 414, [2], iii, [1] pp.; 16 plts. II: x, [2], 339, [1] pp.; 36 plts. Original government issue of these "Minute, accurate, and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries" (Sabin). These two volumes are parts I and II of Senate Executive Document no. 36, 32d Cong., 2d sess., consisting of Lieut. Herndon's description of following the Amazon itself and Lieut. Gibbon's account of his travels along the Amazon's tributaries in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.Many of the 52 lithographed plates are in duotone; some were done by Ackerman Lithography and some by P.S. Duval & Co., after views of scenery, buildings, and natives drawn by Lieut. Gibbon. Two volumes of maps, not present here, were issued separately.

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        Le MUSEUM d?Histoire Naturelle ? Histoire de la fondation et des développements successifs de l?établissement; Biographies des hommes célèbres qui y ont contribué par leur enseignement ou par leurs découvertes, histoire des recherches, des voyages, des applications ?. description des galeries, du jardin, des serres et de la Ménagerie

      L. Curmer 1854 in 4° pp. 4 nn., 180, 239; bross. edit. ill. Collana "Les trois regnes de la nature"; importante opera sul Museum d'Histoire Naturelle e sul Jardin des Plantes di Parigi, che è il principale orto botanico francese; loro origine, struttura, sviluppo nel corso dei secoli, le biografie e i ritratti dei personaggi che vi contribuirono con l'insegnamento, le ricerche, le scoperte, i viaggi, come ad es. D'Hurville, De Lamarck, Tournefort, Baudin, Buffon, Daubenton, Saint-Hilaire, Jussieu, Cuvier, Linneo, Vaillant etc.; con 41 tavv. f.t., di cui 15 splendidamente colorate, e 26 in b/n protette da veline tra cui 2 ripiegate, e centinaia di inc. n.t., grandi testatine, opera dei migliori artisti dell'epoca. Bello e raro. 266/25

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        A manual of pathological anatomy. In four volumes.

      London: Printed for the Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852.. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 4 vols., 8vo, orig. cloth, covers blocked in blind, gilt crest on upper covers, by Westleys, with their ticket, some foxing of prelims. and last leaves, bindings sl. dull.

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        History of the Ottoman Turks: from the beginning of their empire to the present time. Chiefly founded on Von Hammer.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854-56.. First edition, 2 vols., xi, [1], 413, [1, blank], [2, corrigenda leaf]; vii, [1], 548, [2, corrigenda leaf]pp., with 6 maps (4 folding) and a lithograph view of Malta, armorial bookplate of Francis Jack, Second Earl of Kilmorey, to front paste-down of each volume, cont. half calf, marbled boards, fully gilt spines, with double contrasting labels (one a little scuffed), a very handsome set.As Creasy acknowledges, his work draws on those of Hammer von Purgstall, Knolles, Roe, Mouradja d'Ohsson, Ubicini, Sir James Porter, Urquhart and other sources.

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        Euclidis Opera omnia ediderunt I.L. Heiberg et H. Menge. 1: Euclidis elementa; libros I - IV continens ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 2: Euclides elementa libros V - IX continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 3: Euclides elementa librum X continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 4: Euclides elementa libros XI - XIII continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 5: Euclides elementa : continens elementorum qui feruntur libros XIV - XV et scholia in elementa cum prolegomenis criticis et appendicibus ed. I. L. Heiberg. 5 Vols.lEIPZIG: B. G. Teubner, 1883-88.

      First edition of the definitive Greek text of the Elements. Johan Ludvig Heiberg (27 November 1854 - 4 January 1928) was a Danish philologist and historian. He is best known for his discovery of previously unknown texts in the Archimedes Palimpsest, and for his edition of Euclid's Elements that T. L. Heath translated into English. Heiberg was Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Copenhagen from 1896 until 1924. Among his more than 200 publications were editions of the works of Archimedes (1880 and 1912), Euclid (with Heinrich Menge) (1883-1916), Apollonius of Perga (1891-93), Serenus of Antinouplis (1896), Ptolemy (1898/1903), and Hero of Alexandria (1899). Many of his editions are still in use today.. 5 vols., 8vo (173 x 115 mm), finely bound by the renowned Swedish bindery Hedberg in half calf over marbled boards, red and green spine labels, vellum corners. X, 333 pp.; XXII, 437 pp.; VI, 417 pp.; VI, 423 pp.; CXIII, 738. A very fine set

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        [Series of Six Spanish Tracts].

      Unpaged. [10, 9, 18, 8, 10, 9 pp.] 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Illus. Gothic letter; woodcut borders. Palau 57207; 46992; 46994; 46993; 212969; 63200. Leclerc (1881) 2717; 2821; 2822; 2823; 2726. Streit 152; 153; 661; 554; 460; 466. See Sotheby: Catalogue, Stevens's Historical Collections Sale (1881): 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, & 499. One of 100 copies. First printings of important original 16th century autograph letters in the collection of Stevens mainly concerning the treatment of the Indians. With notes in English. Published separately and also bound together. Includes: 1. Coln, Diego. Memorial de Don Diego Colon, Virrey y Almirante de las yndias a S.C.C. Magd el Rey don Carlos sobre la conversion e consvaci de las gentes de las yndias, en q ofrece con su psona y hazienda de ayudar pa q aya efecto cierta negociaci q d'lant de S.M. se ava puesto por pte del clerigo Casas pa el remedio de la trra firme. Ao de MDXX; 2. Casas, Bartolom de las. Carta del seor don frey Bartolome de las Casas al Illustre y Muy Magnifico seor don Mercurino Arborio de Gattinara Chanceller de S. Mag. el rey don Carlos en q suplica a s. s. q se le conceda la provincia del enu q se cuente entre la trra q se le sealare pa poner remedio a los agravios de los yndios en la trra firme. Ano de Mdxx; 3. Casas. Carta de don frey Bartole de las Casas, Obispo de Chiapa a los Muy Rev. y Charissimos Padres del capitulo provincial de Guatimala del de Chiapa, mostrando su parecer sobre de q no se vendiesen los repartimientos o encomiendas de los yndios. Ao de MDLIV; 4. Casas. Carta de amonestaci del obpo de Chiapa don fray Bartolome de las Casas a los Muy M. Seores presidete y oydores de la real audiencia q residen en la ciudad de Grs-a-dios, tocante a la libertad y jurisdiion ecclica y execucion dlla y a la libertad y remedios dlas injusticias y agravios de los yndios de su obpado. Ao de MDXLV; 5. Universidad de Salamanca. Pareser of determnac de las seores theologos de Salamanca sobre de que no deben ser baptizados los yndios sin examinaci estrecha de su voluntad y concepto del d'ho sacramento. Ao de Mdcli; 6. Corts, Hernn. Carta de Hernando Cortes, Marques del Ualle a S.C.C. Magd. el rey don Carlos Quinto Mostrandole su pareser acerca de los repartimientos de los yndios, sobre si conviene al serui del rey q los naturales de la nueba Spaa esten todos en su cabea, o algunos en los Spaoles pobladores della. Ao de Mdxlii. Provenance: Albert Parreo with his bookplate on front pastedown. Uncommon. None at auction individually or collected in the last half century. A very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, foxing on outer margin of leaves, owner's bookplate with a few notations on front pastedown.

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        Korte Streiftog i Øst og Vest. Reisebilleder fortalte for ungdommen .

      Buurskov og Henriques forlag, Kjøbenhavn, u. år (1854). Illustreret med 8 kolorerede tegninger. Indbunden i meget kønt og velholdt privat halvlæder med rygtitelfelt i læder. Det originale for-omslag er medindbunden.. Ehrencron s. 136. En meget køn indbinding. Foromslaget pænt, men med brugsspor. Indvendig pæn og ren. Omkring midten af 1800-tallet udvikledes teknikken omkring billeder og farvelægning sig betydeligt. Kobberstikket afløstes gradvis af det noget billigere lithografi, der fra omkring 1860 kun blev mekanisk farvelagt. I dette eksemplar ses en delvis håndkoloration delvis mekanisk farvelægning. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America. With a brief account of its discovery and introduction into cultivation: with illustrations by William Sharp, from specimens grown at Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A

      Boston: printed and published for the author by Dutton & Wentworth, 1854. Broadsheet. (29 x 22 inches). Letterpress title, 1p. dedication to Caleb Cope, 12pp. text (numbered [5]-16); 1p. index, plate list, note and errata. 6 chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Sons of Dorchester, Mass, 5 after William Sharp, 1 after Allen. Original brown paper lettered front wrapper bound in. Expertly bound to style in half red morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided by gilt rules, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. A monument to American colour printing, a work which launched the age of chromolithography as an art in the United States. This work is one of very few truly great American botanical works and is one of the most beautiful flower books ever produced. The Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America, provides an appropriate showcase for this gigantic water lily, first discovered along the Amazon River and then taken to Britain for cultivation. The so-called "vegetable wonder" was first described by Sir R.H.Schomburg in 1837. From the details he gave, the botanist John Lindley suggested that the lily was a new genera and put forward the name Victoria Regia in honour of Queen Victoria during the first year of her reign. "The giant water-lily is a spectacular flower; nineteenth century commentators describe with amazement the vast dimensions of its floating leaves, which could exceed two meters in diameter, and its great white flower, which opened in the evening and closed again at dawn in a truly lovely spectacle" (Oak Spring Flora). In 1853, Allen, a well-respected horticulturalist and author of a treatise on viticulture, cultivated a seed from the water-lily given him by Caleb Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the man in whose garden the water- lily first flowered in America on 21 August 1851. Working at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, Allen tended the seed from January to July, when, on the evening of July 21st, the flower finally bloomed. Motivated by his success, Allen hoped to make the glory of the water-lily available to a wider audience, and engaged the services of William Sharp, a British-born artist and pioneer of chromolithography then working in Boston. Sharp had been practicing with the new technique of chromolithography as early as 1841, the first person to do so in the United States. His early efforts can be seen in Mattson's The American Vegetable Practice (1841), but, as McGrath states, those chromolithographs are merely "passable." Fortunately, Sharp improved his technique, and his next major project, the plates for Hovey's The Fruits of America (1852), demonstrated to all who viewed them the colourful and dramatic potential of chromolithography. Still, the process was in its infancy, and it would take a work of tremendous ambition to satisfactorily popularise the technique. Allen's proposed book on the water-lily provided such a vehicle. Though the first plate of the Victoria Regia is based on a sketch Allen composed himself, the remaining five plates, which show the gradual development of the flowers from bud to full bloom, are wholly attributable to Sharp. Superlative in concept, colour, and execution, they became the first benchmark of the art. "In the large water lily plates of Victoria Regia, Sharp printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States" (Reese, Stamped with a National Character). Great Flower Books (1990) p.69; Hofer Bequest 72; Hunt Printmaking in the Service of Botany 56; Nissen BBI 16; Reese Stamped with a National Character 19; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 85; Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 106.

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        Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Hand-colored lithograph

      1854. Crystal Palace. Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. No. 1. Hand-colored lithograph. London: Stannard & Dixon, 1854. 434 x 575 mm. Light foxing & toning, tiny paper flaw in blank upper margin, otherwise very good. Matted. A view of London's famous Crystal Palace showcasing the building's interior garden and fountains. The Crystal Palace, built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, was constructed almost entirely out of iron and glass, and represents one of the more remarkable engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Originally located at Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Exhibition's end and rebuilt in 1854 in the London suburb of Sydenham, where it remained until it burned down in 1936. This print, evidently the first of a series, shows the building at its new site. Auerbach, The Great Exhibition of 1851, pp. 3, 193-95.

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        Archiv für Ophthalmologie. Erster Band. Abteilung I und II in 2 Bänden.

      3 (2 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln, XIV, 481 S. - 6 (1 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln, VI, 358 S. Lwd. d. Zt. (berieben, kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken oben, Orig.-Br. miteingebunden) und Hlwd. d. Zt. (hinteres Gelenk in oberer Hälfte angeplatzt). Der vollständige erste Band von Graefes Archiv für Ophthalmologie, eine Rarität ersten Ranges für die Geschichte der Augenheilkunde. - Broschur von Abteilung I mit Widmung an 'Herrn Dr. Schauenburg in Bonn Hochachtungsvoll der Herausgeber.' - Julius Hirschberg würdigt im 15. Band seiner großen Geschichte der Augenheilkunde die Verdienste Graefes ausführlich und führt aus: 'Nicht die Habilitation von 1852 bildet also den eigentlichen Wendepunkt im wissenschaftlichen Leben Graefe's, sondern vielmehr die im Jahre 1854 erfolgte Herausgabe des ersten Bandes seines Archivs durch die er mit einem Schlage, als 26jähriger Mann sich an die Spitze aller lebenden Augenärzte stellte' (221). 'Staunenswerth war der Umfang dieses ersten Heftes, von 480 Seiten, deren größter Theil von dem Herausgeber selber verfaßt worden war und die Wichtigkeit des Inhalts: nämlich drei magistrale Abhandlungen von Graefe's (Über die Wirkung der schiefen Augenmuskeln, Über Doppelt-Sehen nach Schieloperation, Über diphtherische Bindehaut-Entzündung und die Anwendung der Ätzmittel), welche völlig neue Aussichten eröffneten sowie seine hochbedeutenden Mittheilungen von Krankheitsfällen' (223). Jede dieser Arbeiten wird von Hirschberg im weiteren Verlauf seiner Abhandlung über Graefe noch im Einzelnen gewürdigt. - Über den Widmungsträger Karl Hermann Schauenburg siehe Hirschberg XV, S. 131/32 und Engelhardt II, 531. - Abteilung I zu Beginn und am Schluß etwas stockfleckig, bei Abteilung II Vorsatz oben beschnitten.

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      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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      1854. Good. DELASIAUVE [Dr. Louis]. TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE. Paris: Victor Masson, 1854. 559 pp. 8vo., half dark green morocco stamped in gilt, sunned to brown at spine. Ex-library with faint spine markings. Black paper covered boards worn, corners bumped, spine scraped. Two personal bookplates to front endpapers, both black and white, illustrated, one with the names of two doctors, one female. Moderate to heavy foxing. A few dogeared pages, else very good, complete.

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        Il Sistema Ipotecario Ridotto a Principii Generali e Conseguenziali

      1854. Giovanardi, Clemente. Il Sistema Ipotecario Ridotto a Principii Generali e Conseguenziali per Modo di Istituzioni Elementari; Cento Dissertazioni. Imola: Tipografia Galeati, 1854-1857. Four volumes. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt fillets and calf lettering pieces to spines. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, some soiling to spine and chipping to edges of lettering pieces, spine ends lightly bumped, early owner signature to front free endpaper of each volume. Light foxing in places, interiors otherwise fresh. * Only edition. A thorough treatise on the law of mortgages as it existed in Emilia-Romagna shortly before its incorporation into the Kingdom of Italy. Giovanardi divides his subject into 100 "Dissertazioni," each with sub-categories. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Law School). Another copy located at UC-Berkeley Law School. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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