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        General Atlas of the World containing upwards of seventy maps.

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black New Edition 1854 - Lge Folio. 12pp followed by 77 maps on sixty sheets. All engraved on steel and nearly all in full colour. Bound in contemporary half dark morocco with maroon boards and gilt titles.Hinges repaired. Very clean internally. A very good example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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        [Series of Six Spanish Tracts].

      Londres [London]: Carlos Whittingham, Chiswick Press, 1854.. 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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        Les contemporains, Paris, Sartorius et Roret, et chez l'auteur, 1854 - 1858.

      - 100 livraisons in-32° brochées, couvertures originales d'époque. Ensemble en bon état de conservation série bien complète des 100 premières monographies. Peu courant dans son habillage de livraison d'époque. Rousseurs éparses, quelques rares mouillures, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Transactions of the Philological Society 1854-1877

      London: George Bell, 1854-1877. for the years 1854-1876, in 16 quarter leather & marbled board bindings; covers worn, internally clean & tight. Photos available upon request.

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        Notes and materials for an adequate biography of the celebrated divine and theosopher, William Law: Comprising an elucidation of the scope and contents ... Mahomedan nations into the Christian faith

      Printed for private circulation, 1854. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Ex-library; 1854 printing limited to 500 copies : ex-library copy with usual labels and markings in sturdy green library binding, contains hand-written corrections as per author's instructions, pull-out chart at back, several pages held in place by tape otherwise a complete copy of a very scarce book. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        "Central route to the Pacific, from the valley of the Mississippi to California: journal of the expedition of E. F. Beale, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853"

      "Lippincott, Grambo & Co.; London Trubner & Co." Philadelphia: "Lippincott, Grambo & Co.; London Trubner & Co.". 1854. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 136, 46 (ads); advertisements printed in red on pastedowns and free endpapers; color lithograph frontispiece, 12 lithograph plates (mostly tinted); original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; spine lettering slightly dull, otherwise, a fine, tight copy. Without the folding map which was issued in only a few copies. & & Beale's and Heap's route took them across Colorado and Nevada. Some of the areas explored, according to Graff, are here described for the first time, and consequently this is a basic piece of Western Americana.& & Howes H-378; Graff 1837; Cowan, p. 273; Sabin 31175; Wagner-Camp-Becker 235."

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        Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of the Expedition of E.F. Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1854. Three quarter pebbled black morocco over cloth, five raised bands, gilt titles on spine. Hinges neatly renewed else a near fine copy, small owner's bookplate and bookseller's label on front pastedown, browning to the tips of the blanks, title page clipped at the lower margin. 4to. Illus. with 13 tinted plates. Originally published as a series of letters in the National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.) November thru December 1853, this is the first book edition of the expedition. "Some of the areas explored are here described for the first time," Graff, p. 272. Beale, who was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California was to "examine the Territories of New Mexico and Utah where their borders and those of California lie contiguous, and to ascertain whether lands existed there to which California Indians might be removed." This copy without the map, which Howes says was "not inserted in all copies." Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Sabin 31175. Howes H378. Streeter 3177. Hill 789. Wagner-Camp 235. Cowan p. 273. Graff 1837. Railway Economics, p. 283.

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        Ko nga mahinga a nga Tapuna Maori he mea kohikohi mai

      Willis,, London 1854 - pp.vi,202, Bright blue cloth binding, Mythology and tradition of the New Zealanders. Extremely rare in such good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Samlede Skrifter. 32 bd.

      Kbhvn. 1854-76. Indbundet i 17 smukke samtidige halvlæderbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Bind med svage brugsspor.. Den danske udgave af "Samlede Skrifter" påbegyndtes med udgivelsen af romanen "Improvisatoren"; samme dag dette dobbeltbind udkom, indrykkede forlaget en subskriptionsindbydelse i aviserne, hvoraf det fremgik, at værket ville omfatte 22 bind, at de ville udkomme med 2 bind hver anden måned og at man forpligtede sig til at aftage hele værket. I juli 1855 afsluttedes udgivelsen med bind 21-22 "Mit Liv Eventyr". Efter denne tid udkom der fra tid til anden nye bind, som indeholdt H.C. Andersens senere arbejder. Flere af disse bind er originaludgaver, idet forlaget, for at spare udgivelsen af en ny bog og et nyt bind til 'Samlede Skrifter', i stedet udgav bogen forsynet med dobbelte titelblade, således at det første af disse var bogens egentlige titelblad, det andet titelblad til 'Samlede Skrifter'. Da H. C. Andersen døde i 1875 var der ialt udkommet 28 bind. Efter den tid udkom 6 bind, således at værket ialt kom til at bestå af 33 bind + supplementsbindet "Mit Liv Eventyr. Fortsættelse", der udkom i 1877. BFN 634

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        Historia Jeneral de la Independencia de Chile [4 Volumes]

      Imprenta Chilena. Hardcover. Santiago, 1854-1858. Four volumes / 4 tomos. 325 + 548 + 477 + 578 pp. 1/4 leather with gilt-decorates spines over black leatherette. A nice complete set, in good to very good condition, with some foxing to edges of pages, some scuffs to bindings, and some separation at hinges in third and fourth volumes (they remain sound). An important nineteenth century work on Chile. . Good. 1854. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS [with] BIOGRAPHIES [with] SPEECHES [with] LIFE & LETTERS OF MACAULAY by his nephew George Otto Trevelyan

      London: Longman, 1854, 1869, 1860, 1877. Fine. First editions Four titles uniformly bound in six volumes by Zaehnsdorf in full calf with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines beautifully finished with black title labels gilt and dense gilt in the panels with central embossed rose ornaments

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        Map of Georgia

      New York: J H Colton, 1854. Pocket Map. Good +. Pocket Map. Approximately 17" by 14" inch pocket Map of Georgia. Brown spotting on left edge. Small closed crease tear on a fold. Remnants of old sticker on cover. Map shows Milledgeville Georgia as the State Capital. Map also shows the United States Mint in Dahlonega. At the time this map was published Atlanta was located in DeKalb County.

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        The History of Ireland

      London - London Printing and Publishing Company, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive history of Ireland from Thomas WrightIllustrated withforty-three engraved plates, including a hand-coloured map of Ireland, by H. Warren. Thomas Wright (21 April 1810 23 December 1877) was an English antiquarian and writer. 'Wright's first separate work was Early English Poetry in Black Letter, with Prefaces and Notes (1836, 4 vols. 12mo), which was followed during the next forty years by an extensive series of publications, many of lasting value. He helped to found the British Archaeological Association and the Percy Society, the Camden and the Shakespeare Society. In 1842 he was elected corresponding member of the Acadmie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres of Paris, and was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries as well as member of many other learned British and foreign bodies. Printed in two columns. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Two joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just the occasional instance of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Etching]: View Near Rome (1854)

      Rome 1854 - Original etching. Measures approximately 7.75" x 5.25". Printed on laid paper with full margins, signed and dated in the plate. Near fine. A native Bostonian, during the 1840s Brown became the most important figure in expatriate art circles in Italy. By the 1850s he had a studio in Rome, where he created his many prized landscape paintings and etchings of the Italian countryside, and where he was known as the American "Claude" [Lorrian], for his ability to create atmospheric effects and golden, light-filled skies. The "View Near Rome" is a superb example of his work from this period. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Title in Thai:] Dictionarium linguae thai sive siamensis interpretatione latina, gallica, et anglica.

      Jussu Imperatoris Impressum in Typographeo Imperatorio, Paris 1854 - First edition, folio, pp. [4], 897; text in quintuple column; vignette title page; a magnificent, unopened copy in original blue printed wrappers; several very minor imperfections, else fine. Preserved in a new quarter red morocco clamshell box.Thai entries, pronunciations, and equivalents in Latin, French, and English. Jean-Baptist Pallegoix arrived in Bangkok in 1830. He also published a Thai grammar and an earlier Latin-Thai dictionary (both Bangkok, Mission Press, 1850, the latter certifiably rare). This is the first dictionary in which English and Thai are treated together.Astor Catalogue, p. 367; Cordier, Indosinica, col. 851-2; Trubner Catalogue, p. 144; Zaunmuller, 349. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "[Title in Thai:] Dictionarium linguae thai sive siamensis interpretatione latina, gallica, et anglica."

      Paris: Jussu Imperatoris Impressum in Typographeo Imperatorio. 1854. "First edition, folio, pp. [4], 897; text in quintuple column; vignette title page; a magnificent, unopened copy in original blue printed wrappers; several very minor imperfections, else fine. Preserved in a new quarter red morocco clamshell box.& & Thai entries, pronunciations, and equivalents in Latin, French, and English. & & Jean-Baptist Pallegoix arrived in Bangkok in 1830. He also published a Thai grammar and an earlier Latin-Thai dictionary (both Bangkok, Mission Press, 1850, the latter certifiably rare). This is the first dictionary in which English and Thai are treated together.& & Astor Catalogue, p. 367; Cordier, Indosinica, col. 851-2; Trubner Catalogue, p. 144; Zaunmuller, 349."

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        The Ladies' Flora, for 1854

      L. L. Boardman & Co., London 1854 - Bind. rubbed at spine ends, corners, board edges; hinges cracked, though binding fairly firm; bookplate on front paste-down; a few text leaves lightly dampstained at edges, else a nice, clean volume, w/ bright, clear ils. ; Many lovely hand colored plates accompany this in-depth study of floral lore, literature, cultivation & home/medical use; in 20th c. rebinding of banded, dk. brown full leather, w/ gilt let., new eps.; aeg.; 8vo; 352 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyde Brothers, Booksellers]
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        Sketcher's Tour Round the World

      Hurst and Blackett Publishers 1854 - Hurst and Blackett Publishers, London, 1854. Robert Elwes, Esq. Hardbound with fine ribbed leather spine, gold gilt pages and gilt title. Publisher's catalogue in back. 411 pages w/21 printed lithographs: two-toned and hand-colored sketches. Bears a stamp from "The Pilgrim's Club, Glastonbury." Condition: FINE. A gorgeous copy, with flawless cover and spine, all gilt still bright. Minor foxing inside, pages bright and crisp. ***Free Domestic Shipping*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mauna Kea Galleries]
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        Historia Universal por. Traducida directamente del italiano con arreglo á la séptima edición de Turín, anotada por D. Nemesio Fernández Cuesta, y adornada con preciosas láminas grabadas en acero que representan pasajes de la narración, vistas, retratos, etc y mapas de los países más importantes antiguos y modernos. 10 tomos

      Imprenta de Gaspar y Roig, Editores, Madrid 1854 - 18x27 LVI + 657 pp. + 12 láminas + 2 mapas plegados; 798 pp. + 11 láminas; 911 pp. + 11 láminas; 902 pp. + 15 láminas; 903 pp. + 16 láminas; 836 pp. + 18 láminas; 713 pp., ilustraciones; 973 pp. + 13 láminas; 797 pp. + 13 láminas; 899 pp. + 14 láminas Español Biblioteca Ilustrada de Gaspar y Roig Historia universal Libro Lomo mínimamente decolorado. Muy buen estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions of the Courts erected in the Crystal Palace

      Crystal Palace Library, 1854. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1854. No dust jacket. Two green cloth hardbacks each containing four smaller leaflets. The pages are all evenly yellowed with one or two instances of pencil annotation. The boards are very darkened and rubbed all over with a long, thin tear down the length of the spine on volume one and a small piece of exposed binding at the top of the spine on volume two. The leaflets in volume one are: Description of the Egyptian Court, the Nineveh Court, the Greek Court, An apology for the Colouring of the Greek Court, the Roman Court and the Pompeian Court. The leaflets in volume two are: The Byzantine and Romanesque Court, the Alhambra Court, the Medieval Court, the Renaissance Court and the Italian Court. A rare and valuable collection in two volumes.

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        Chimie photographique [ Edition originale ] Chimie photographique contenant : Les éléments de Chimie expliqués par les manipulations photographiques - Les procédés de Photographie sur plaque, sur papiers sec ou humide, sur verres au collodion et à l'albumine - La manière de préparer soi-même, d'employer tous les réactifs et d'utiliser les résidus - Les recettes les plus nouvelles et les derniers perfectionnements - La Gravure et la Lithophotographie.

      Mallet-Bachelier, Gendre et Successeur de Bachelier 1854 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, dos à 4 nerfs orné, Mallet-Bachelier, Gendre et Successeur de Bachelier, Paris, s.d. [ 1854 ], XVI-296 pp. Edition originale de cet important travail, qui fit autorité pendant une décennie. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée, anciens cachets d'institution religieuse, qq. rouss.) pour ce titre rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Statement for supplies taken aboard the Powhatan, the Southampton, and the Mississippi during the Perry Expedition to open the country of Japan. "

      "[Hakodate, Japan". "May 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 and 26, 1854]". "This financial statement, certainly one of the first, if not the first record of a commercial transaction between Japan and The United States, is for items taken aboard the Powhatan, Southampton, and Mississippi at Hakodate in May of 1854. Written in neat kanji and hiragana, often with phonetically spelled American words (""totaru"" for total, ""Mishishippi"" for Mississippi), the statement lists supplies taken on board by date, along with prices and a grand total in the amount of 3,684 gold coins and 29 mon, the Japanese currency before the yen. For example:& & Chives (Asatsuki), 2 straw bags (kamasu)& Cost: 800 Mon& Clams, 1 barrel& Cost: 360 Mon& Sweet potatoes 2 boxes& Cost 1 Kan 700 Mon& Crimson Snapper (Himeuo): 27& Cost: 4 Kan 50 Mon& Mouo (unknown) Fish: 3& Cost: 900 Mon& & April 28th& Fowls: 15& Cost:7 Kan 500 Mon& Hen Eggs: 200& Cost: 5 Kan Mon& Pink Salmons: 30& Cost: 5 Kan 400 Mon& & (The discrepancy in dates is the result of the translation from the old Japanese script.)& & In March of 1852 Commodore Perry received orders to command the East India Squadron on a mission to establish diplomatic relations with Japan. Perry arrived off the coast of Uraga in July 1853, with a letter from President Fillmore intending to enact a treaty similar to the one the U.S. had with China. Priorities were to establish trade, secure ports at which American ships could procure provisions and to ensure better treatment of American sailors shipwrecked off the coast Japan. A treaty would end the long period of isolation that began with Japan's exclusionary policy set in place through a series of edicts and policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate from 1633-1639. After a series of deliberations, Fillmore's letter was accepted and delivered to the Shogun (who was mistakenly thought by the Americans to be the Emperor) and Perry agreed to return the next spring to receive the official response.& & In February of 1854 the squadron reentered Japanese waters and on March 8th Perry landed at Kanagawa to receive the Shogun's response. While it became clear that the issue of trade would have to be decided later, Perry was able to secure two ports, Shimoda and Hakodate (to the north in Hokkaido), for use of American ships to refuel and secure provisions, along with assurances that castaways would be treated with kindness and on March 31st the Treaty of Kanagawa was signed.& & After a brief stop in Shimoda where Perry met with officials and discussed the supply of provisions that were required by the squadron, the Commodore left in the Powhatan for Hakodate where he arrived the morning of May 17th. On May 18th, officials from the squadron landed and requested that supplies be furnished to the ships according to a fixed tariff of prices.& & 9 ½ x 7 inches, 18 pages, 8 leaves (9 ½ x 14 inches) + 1 leaf 9 ½ x 6 inches + 1 leaf 9 ½ x 5 inches, all folded and sewn in the Japanese manner."

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        History of Europe : from the commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX. to the restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV / by Archibald Alison. [complete in 9 volumes]

      "Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1854-1859" "Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1854-1859", 1854. 7th Thousand. "Physical description: 8v + index. ; 23 cm. Subjects: History, Modern -- 18th century. History, Modern -- 19th century. Europe -- History -- 1789-1815. France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799. Notes: Vol. 1 dated 1854, vols. 2 and 5 1856, vol. 3 1856 (6th thousand), vol. 4 1855, vol. 6 1857, vol. 7 1858, vol. 8 and Index, 1859." "Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Volumes 3, 4, 5, and index are unread with unopened pages. Decorative tooling to spine covers and panels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Spine covers sun-toned. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request."

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        ANNALI D'AGRICOLTURA. In continuazione del Giornale Agrario Lombardo-Veneto. Compilati colla collaborazione di distinti agronomi e coltivatori.

      Editori degli Annali Universali 1854-1855 In-8 p. (mm. 215x133), 3 voll. in 2 tomi, mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 484; 384,192; 384; illustrati da alcuni disegni nel t. e complessive 17 (su 18) bellissime tavv. in cromolitografia (ripieg. e f.t.) che raffigurano fiori e anche frutta. Le tavole, ampiamente descritte, sono relative a "Il Giardiniere", contenuto negli Annali. Disponibili: 1854 - SERIE IV, (in due semestri) + il Primo Semestre del 1855. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Landschaftsstudie mit Feldsteinkirche in Kirchnüchel (Bungsberg)., Tuschfederzeichnung.

      1854 - Datiert "Sept 54" und bezeichnet "Kirchnüchel Holst.". Auf leichtem Kupferdruckkarton. Großformatige, blattfüllende Studie alter Bäume mit Blick auf die Feldsteinkirche in Kirchbüchel im Mittelgrund. In vorreformatorischer Zeit war die südwestlich des Bungsberges, auf Schleswig-Holsteins höchster Erhebung, liegende Kirche ein bedeutender Marien-Wallfahrtsort. Dort geboren wurden der Universitätslehrer und Verfasser eines Werkes zur Gartenkunst Christian C. L. Hirschfeld und der Erzähler und Dramatiker Julius Stinde. Die Verso mit dem Nachlaßstempel "Valentin Ruths, Nachlass". - Schwach gebräunt. Ränder mit kleineren Läsuren und partiell alte Montierungsreste. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Bowlker's Art of Angling, containing directions for Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Making Artificial Flies, Etc

      Ludlow: R. Jones, 1854. A New Edition, Revised. 12mo. Hand-colored frontispiece of flies, and other illustrations. Original pebbled green cloth, gilt angling device on upper cover, fine. In half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Westwood & Satchell, pp. 39-40 (earlier edns); Heckscher 262 . With an ALS to Charles Engelhard from R.S. Pierrepont, Jr, Old Westbury, N.Y., laid in, about salmon fishing, also inscribed in 1953 to Engelhard from Pierrepont

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        Schaedel, Hirn und Seele des Menschen und der Thiere nach Alter, Geschlecht und Raçe : nebst sechs Steintafeln mit photographischen Abbildungen dargestellt ; nach neuen Methoden und Untersuchungen von Emil Huschke

      Jena: Mauke 1854 In-folio demi-percaline de l'époque, titre gravé, VIII-194 pages et 6 planches hors-texte. Magnifique exemplaire, seule la page de titre comporte quelques rousseurs légères. Un monument de la neurologie et de la physiologie allemande; Le titre français serait : "Crâne, le cerveau et l'âme de l'homme et les animaux selon l'âge, le sexe et la race: six tablettes de pierre présentés avec illustrations photographiques, la recherche de méthodes nouvelles et des enquêtes de Emil Huschke"

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon made under Direction of the Navy Department, by William Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon. Part I by Lieut. Hendon. Part II by Lieut. L. Gibbon.

      Washington, Robert Armstrong and A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854 - 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent navy blue half morocco, red label, gilt on spine, raised bands, marbled boards. Some foxing and browning, overall a good copy. Frontispiece and illustrated throughout.

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        Virgin.

      Med litografier, träsnitt och kartor. I-II. Sthlm, I. Marcus, 1854-55. 8:o. VI,250 s. & 7 färglitograferade plr & 7 träsnittsplr & 2 utvikbara kartor + V,(1 blank,2),224,(2) s. & 11 färglitograferade plr & 2 träsnittsplr & 1 utvikbar karta. Med 19 träsnitt i texten. Stiligt men ngt nött samtida mörkbrunt hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och marmorerade snitt. Stämpelsignerat av A. E. Boman i Falun på insidan av främre pärmen. Ryggskinnet mer nött upp- och nedtill. Ren inlaga. Med Wilh. Virgins namnteckning. Den tryckta illustrationsförteckningen om ett blad saknas i del I.. Du Rietz Bibliotheca polynesiana 1196. Översattes även till tyska. Utkom i 8 dubbelhäften. Den officiella redogörelsen för den första svenska världsomseglingen. Den företogs främst för att befrämja svensk handel, men hade även vetenskapliga ambitioner. Skogman hade ansvaret för de nautiskt-astronomiska observationerna. Han har även tecknat förlagorna till de flesta illustrationer som pryder verket. Wilhelm Virgin (1812-97) var militär, i huvudsak vid Dalregementet i Falun, och samtidigt verksam som lantmätare. Hans kusin, Christian Adolf Virgin, var befälhavare på fregatten Eugenie

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Thos Phillipps"), to "My dear Sharp"

      M[iddle] H[ill], january 14, 1854 - The famed mansuscript collector Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) bosts of a recent genealogical manuscript aquisition. Reading in part, "A very curious document has been sent to me this week from Ireland - no less than "an enquiry into the origin of Thos Molyneaux the Chancellor," with depositions of Persons who knew the family at Calais, but the most singular part of it is, not one of them mentions his Father's or Mother's name! I have sent it to be printed in the same size as my 4to House of Molyneaux & of course you must have a copy -" 3 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet. Foxed, paper mount along outside fold

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        The West Indies, Before and Since Slave Emancipation: Comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands Military Command; Founded on Notes and Observations collected during a three years' residence.

      London: W. & F.G. Cash, 1854 - viii + 551pp + publisher's catalogue, folding hand coloured map. 1st ed., small library h/s's on back of title page, map with small tear along fold, otherwise clean in original blindstamped cloth, rebacked and with some restoration. The author, an inspector general of army hospitals, was attached to the Windward and Leeward Islands military command from 1845 to 1848. His duties kept him chiefly in Barbados but he visited the stations on numerous neighbouring islands from time to time as well. He was chiefly interested in the then state of agriculture and in labour problems, and his observations along those lines are of great value. (Ragatz) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coming to the Point

      Lithograph by Soulange Teissier, New York 1854 - Coming to the Point Published 1854, New York, Lithograph with original hand coloring Lithograph by Soulange Teissier Image size: 22 1/4 x 25 5/8 inches

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        BULWER'S NOVELS (Complete 20 Volume Set) (Leather Bound)

      G. Routledge. Good+. 1854-58. Hardcover. Complete 20 volume set. Half tan leather bound covers with black spine labels and gilt stamped decor and marbled boards have moderate wear to leather. Spines appear to have been varnished for preservation. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Marbled page edges still bright and shiny. Marbled end sheets and paste downs bright and glossy. Pages clean and appear unread. Frontispieces. .

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        Mijn verblijf aan de Kaap de Goede Hoop. Schetsen. Naar het Engelsch. [?The Cape and the Kafirs?]

      Amsterdam, Gebroeders Kraay, 1854.. Tall crown quarto. Pp. (iv), 232. Lithograph title-page, foxed, displaying large charming illustration by G. J. Bos, printed separately on heavy paper by the lithographers? firm of P. Trap. Bound in the original publisher?s printed boards, spine neatly reinforced with paper, floral shelf label, old institutional stamp to first free endpaper and to title. In a very good condition. Untrimmed, clean copy. ~ First and only Dutch edition. Very rare. Translated from the English ?The Cape and the Kafirs; or, Notes of five years? Residence in South Africa?, published in 1852. Alfred Whaley Cole (1823?1896) spent five years in the Cape Colony after the ship he sailed in 1841 to New Zealand wrecked off coast of Cape Town. In 1856 he left England again and returned to Cape Town, becoming a lawyer and a judge. He wrote extensively. His ?Three Idylls of a Prince?, written on occasion of Prince Alfred?s first visit to the Cape, said to have ?heartily amused? Queen Victoria and the Princess Royal. - - Cat. NHSM p.211; Mendelssohn I, p.352 (English edition); Kainbacher I, p.36 (German translation, 1852).

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        The Life of a Fireman. The race. - "Jump her boys, jump her!"

      New York: Nathaniel Currier, 1854. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by and after Louis Maurer. (Expert repairs to marginal tears, one just touching the image area). 20 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches. A dramatic fire-fighting scene: a fire-fighting team race towards a fire-glow in the background, urged on by their leader, they haul a wheeled water tank and pumper. Louis Maurer was born in Germany, but after a short apprenticeship he emigrated to America. He arrived in New York in August 1851, and initially worked for T. W. Strong at 98 Nassau Street. After meeting Charles Currier, he visited his brother Nathaniel and showed him some of his work. Nathaniel was impressed but directed him to Ives who interviewed all new employees. He was immediately hired and put to work in the basement of 152 Nassau Street where he worked for eight years before leaving, initially because he was offered more money by a rival, but later to set up as a lithographic printer in his own right. This is one of a number of tableaux constituting The Life of the Fireman. It is particularly popular because it includes a view of the cupola and bell tower on City Hall, which later burned down, and because it demonstrates, as the whole series does, the valiant efforts of a volunteer FIre Department, of which Currier was a proud member. Conningham 3519; Gale 3787

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        STORIA MILITARE DEL PIEMONTE IN CONTINUAZIONE DI QUELLA DEL SALUZZO CIOÈ DALLA PACE D'ACQUISGRANA SINO AI DÌ NOSTRI CON CARTE E PIANI DI FERDINANDO A. PINELLI.

      TORINO, T. DEGIORGIS, 1854-55discrete mezza pergamena ITALIANO Bella legatura in mezza pergamena e percallina, al dorso tassello bordeaux con autore, titolo, indicazione del volume e bordure incisi in oro. I: (1 c. bianca) - 714 - (2) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio, 1 tavola fuori testo indicante la formazione di alcuni battaglioni, 1 carta fuori testo più volte ripiegata e litografata raffigurante parte della contea di Nizza nel 1793. II: (2 cc. bianche) - VII - 720- (2) - (2 cc. bianche), compresi occhietto e frontespizio, 1 carta più volte ripiegata e litografata raffigurante parte della provincia di Mondovì nel 1795-96. III: (2 cc. bianche) - 1120 - (2 cc. bianche) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio, 11 tavole fuori testo più volte ripiegate, di cui 4 litografate e raffiguranti piani di battaglia e 7 esposizioni dei quadri degli eserciti sardi e austriaci. Importante e ampia storia militare del Piemonte dalla pace di Acquisgrana (1748) all'epoca di pubblicazione dell'opera, suddivisa in 3 parti: dal 1748 al 1796, dal 1796 al 1831, dal 1831 al 1850. Esemplare in buone condizioni, alcune fioriture dovute al tipo di carta.

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        Physical Geography of Western Tibet

      William Clowes & Sons Ltd, London & Beccles, London. 1854 - Folding black and white map, 69pp, original wrappers little soiled and little worn at edges, laid down onto paper with cloth spine, text largely unopened. Very good copy. Scarce separately issued copy of Strachey's report which he read before the Royal Geographical Society of London in November 1853. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES DIFFERENTS PUBLICS DE PARIS.

      Au Bureau du Journal Amusant s.d. (1854) Album oblungo (mm. 261x336), bella legat. in mz. pelle mod. con ang., tit. oro al dorso, conserv. bross. orig. verde disegnata da Belin, con 1 tav. di frontespizio in litografia (stessa composizione della bross.) e 20 magnifiche tavv. di Doré, litografate, numerate da 1 a 20, con didascalia. In questa importante raccolta, realizzata dall?artista agli inizi della sua carriera, sfilano immagini della vita parigina: ?Opéra Italien - Comédie-Française - Opéra (la fosse aux lions) - Funambules - Cirque et hippodrome - Les lutteurs - La bibliothèque (salle de travail) - Les joueurs de boules - Amphithéatre de l?école de médecine - Les revues, ecc.?. "Edizione originale" in ?premier tirage?. Cfr. Leblanc, p. 90: ?Ainsi que dans la "Ménagerie Parisienne", Doré, dans cet album, commence à manifester une maitrise qu?on ne lui connaissait pas encore dans le comique de l?exubérance. On est constamment entrainé par l?abondante gaminerie de sa verve, et, comme dit Beraldi ?par une observation très juste, très spirituelle et en meme temps mesurée? ?. Con qualche fiorit. per lo più margin., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Fiends, Ghosts and Sprites. Inclusing an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural

      London: Richard Bentley. 1854, 1854. First Parlour Book Case edition. 8vo. Publisher's embossed green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to faded spine. Minor sunning to extremities and a little light bumping and shelf wear. Strong and bright, a very good copy. Ink ownership to front pastedown. Internally clean, minor light spotting. A fairly detailed and fluent examination of the nature of superstition and belief in the uncanny, with numerous anecdotes and attempted interpretations. Scarce and interesting.

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        Hallam's Literature of Europe. in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

      London, John Murray, 1854 - 3 volumes, octavo. Bound in full light tan calf, one red and one brown label, gilt titles, decoration and raised bands to spine, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. A little wear to boards, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition, book plate to font pastedown. The fourth edition.

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        HARD TIMES: For These Times.

      Household Words, 1854]., [New York: - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Novísima Biblioteca de predicadores (11 Volúmenes)

      Imprenta de H. Reneses, Madrid 1854 - Colección de discursos dogmáticos, apologéticos, morales, doctrinales, panegíricos, etc., clasificados por series, acomodados a todas las dominicas, misterios y festividades que anualmente celebra la Iglesia Católica, a las particulares de la Iglesia de España, y a otros asuntos de actualidad religioso-social. Once Volúmenes. Plena piel de la época con tejuelo y dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Palaeontologie und Geognosie von Oberösterreich und Salzburg. In: Fünfzehnter [15.] Bericht über das Museum Francisco-Carolinum

      Oktav. Gold- und blindgepr. Strukturganzleinen mit umseitigem Goldschnitt und Moirépapiervorsätzen. 27 (+1) S., mit 2 ausfaltbaren lithographischen Tafeln und 6 Holzschnittabbildungen im Text. Einband schwach berieben, insgesamt sehr wohlerhalten. Enthält desweiteren die folgenden Abhandlungen: Jahres-Bericht d. Francisco-Carolinum, 36 S., Joseph Gaisberger: Geschichte des k.k. akademischen Gymnasiums zu Linz, 124 S., Anton Knörlein: Kurzgefaßte Geschichte der Heilanstalten und des Medicinalwesens in Linz, 50 S., 1 Bl., Franz Isidor Proschko: Streifzüge im Gebiete der österreichischen Geschichte und Sage, 20 S., Josef Kudelka: Einige Worte über Erziehung, 32 S., Augustin Reslhuber: Beiträge zur Klimatologie von Oberösterreich, 31 (+1) S. Erste Ausgabe. - BMC (Natural History), p. 516. - Die zweigliedrige Abhandlung befaßt sich zum einen mit Funden von Halitherium (Seekühe, Sirenen) im Linzer Tertiär, insbesondere jenem von 1854 (hierzu sämtliche Abbildungen), zum anderen beschreibt sie in breve eine vom Verfasser gemeinsam mit dem Franz Ritter von Hauer (1822-1899) zum Zwecke geognostischer Forschungen unternommene Reise. Die Abbildungen mit Darstellung der Fundstätte des Fundes von 1854, osteologischer Details sowie Gesamtrekonstruktion des Skelettes.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1854

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1854. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 560 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 23 diagrams and lithographed views. Full red leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Minor scuffs and repair to spine and corners. Illustrations, maps and text overall very good, some loose. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Josiah W. Brown, Esq. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1854. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations and tables in this edition include the "Table of the Semi-centennial Mortality of the City of New York...Jan'y 1st, 1804, to Dec. 31st, 1853", Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Street & Market, King's Arms Tavern, Fraunce's Tavern and the Beekman Mansion. Maps include the City of New York (1854), Plan of the City of New York (1767) and Plan of the City of New York and its Environs (both by Ratzer), Plan of the City and Environs of New York as they were in the Years 1742-1743 and 1744 and Plan of the Island of New York...in the vicinity of the late Fort Washington... D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR D'ESTAMPES. CONTENANT LE DICTIONNAIRE DES GRAVEURS DE TOUTES LES NATIONS DANS LEQUEL SONT DECRITES LES ESTAMPES RARES, PRECIEUSES ET INTERESSANTES AVEC L'INDICATION DE LEURS DIFFERENTS ETATS ET DES PRIX AUXQUELS CES ESTAMPES[4 VOLS CT]

      Bouillon Emile 1854-1888, Paris - B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations dans lequel sont decrites les estampes rares, precieuses et interessantes avec l'indication de leurs differents etats et des prix auxquels ces estampes ont ete portees dans les ventes publiques en France et a l'etranger depuis un siecle. Ouvrage destine a faire suite au Manuel du Libraire et de l'amateur des livres par de J. C. Brunet. Rare, precious and interesting prints with an indication of their different conditions and prices at which these prints were leaders in public sales in France and abroad since a century ago. Alphabetical list of engravers and their workd. A few small textural drawings of TYPES, etc. French language. 3.4 ed morocco leather over marbled boards with matching end papers. 4 vols ct. Bound in silk marker ribbon. (ii) ,639+(1) ; (vi) ,640; (iv) ,625+(1) ; (viii) ,271+(1) . Sound and tight, clean. ; 12 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEAUX VOYAGES EN ZIGZAG A LA GRANDE-CHARTREUSE, AUTOUR DU MONT BLANC DANS LES VALLÉES D'HÉRENS, DE ZERMATT, AU GRIMSEL, A GÉNES ET A LA CORNICHE (...).

      PARIS, VICTOR LECOU, 1854 In-4°ITALIANO Elegante legatura in mezza pelle verde con angoli e carta maculata; filetto in oro ai piatti lungo le linee di congiunzione tra il pellame  e la carta decorata; al dorso, autore, titolo, data ed elaborati fregi agli scomparti. All'interno, brossura editoriale salvaguardata. (3) - XVII - 454 pagine numerate compresi occhietto e frontespizio con vignetta silografata, antiporta figurata, 47 tavole fuori testo e centinaia di illustrazioni nel testo. Le silografie sono tratte da disegni dello stesso Autore ed eseguite da Calame, Girardet, D'Aubigny, De Bar, Gagnet e Forest. Prima rara edizione di quest'opera divertente e fortunata, descrittiva di tutto l'arco alpino occidentale, dalla Savoia al Cervino per arrivare fino a Nizza e Monaco, piacevolmente  illustrata, di particolare interesse il capitolo sul Monte Bianco. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, particolarmente fresco all'interno.

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