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        Sweden & Denmark

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots, light toning to left and lower edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A richly colored view of the Sweden & Norway exhibition and the Denmark exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The text states: "When first the contributions from these countries were talked of, we confess to having confined our expectations to seeing tons of iron and steel, suggested by the name of Sweden, and bushels of wheat and other agricultural produce from Norway. There were of course many specimens of both...but articles to attract the fancy and please the eye were by no means wanting, and the jurors thought fit to reward with a prize medal a collection of wooden vessles for vaious domestic purposes, ornamented with carfvings done by the native peasantry." The Swedish exhibit includes a framed display of botanical art. .

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        REPORTS ON EPIDEMIC CHOLERA Drawn up at the Desire of the Cholera Committee of The Royal College of Physicians

      London: John Churchill. Bound in original brown cloth, embossed in blind. 1854. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. xvi, 220. 1854. Not in G&M or Osler. A scarce title; seldom seen. . William Withey Gull (1816-1890) was a famous British physician, best known for his close association with London's Guy's Hospital. He was born aboard a barge (his father was a barge owner), and began his career as a schoolmaster. However, through the intercession of a friend and mentor, he was brought to London where he attended lectures at Guy's Hospital. His career advanced rapidly and, in 1851, he became an assistant physician and in 1856 a full physician of the hospital. In 1869 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, and he was created a baronet in 1872. His fame rests mainly on his clinical work, although he published papers on cholera, rheumatic fever, and paraplegia. Some recent commentators suspect that he may have been "Jack the Ripper", although, at the time of the murders, he was in his 70s and had suffered a stroke. William Baly (1814-1861) was a British physician who completed his medical studies at the Royal College of Surgeons, with post-graduate work at Paris, Berlin, and Heidelberg. He returned to London in 1836 and went into private practice. In 1859 he was appointed physician to Queen Victoria. He did significant research on dysentary and cholera. This volume contains two reports: one by Gull (pp. vi, 220) and the other by Baly (pp. xvi, 345.) The binding of this volume shows considerable wear, but our binder has discreetly stabilized any deterioration and strengthened the hinges, and replaced the endpapers. One portion of one map has been taped, leaving a yellow residue. Otherwise, the contents are clean and tight. .

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        HOMES OF AMERICAN STATESMEN: with Anecdotical, Personal, and Descriptive Sketches

      1st edition, 1st state. Edges rubbed and scuffed, title-pages darkened---VG. Americana. Photography. . NY: G.P. Putnam and Co. 1854. 469pp. Frontispiece is considered first photo to illustrate an American book and is inscribed "Hancock House, Boston/an original sun picture." In addition, there are 44 engravings and 17 facsimiles of letters. 8vo. Full brown leather, tooled in floral design. Marbled endpapers. Aeg.

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        HARD TIMES

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Some uneven fading to the cloth. Minor wear to spine tips.Small (1/4") nick rear edge halfway up spine. Quite good. Bound in the first binding of original green cloth. An old catalogue description is tipped to the pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Charles Dickens Hard Times First Edition in Book Form 1854

      Bradbury & Evans 1854. Charles Dickens Hard Times First Edition in Book Form 1854___The First Edition is selling this rare first edition novel in book form of the Charles Dickens classic book Hard Times, published by Bradbury and Evans in 1854.___The contemporary boards are leather over green boards and gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering on red leather label. The leather is rubbed and worn but the binding is complete and in overall Very Good condition.___Hard Times is the Charles Dickens novel to have the distinction with Great Expectations not to be illustrated. There are 352 numbered pages and the running order for the first number of pages is as follows: Half Title; reverse to Half Title is the Bradbury and Evans imprint; Title Page; reverse to Title Page is the Bradbury and Evans imprint; Dedication Page which reads: "Inscribed to Thomas Carlyle"; the reverse to the Dedication Page is blank; Contents Page (2 pages); "Book the First Sowing" (reverse to this page is blank); the first page of Hard Times numbered "B2".___This book has the following issue points (of which there may be more): (1) page 12 five lines up the spacing in the word "su itable"; (2) page 12 seven lines up the spacing in the word "vir tually"; (3) page 16 line seventeen the full stop/period after the word "once" is raised; (4) page 60 line ten there is a comma rather than a full stop/period after the word "her"; (5) page 86 eight lines up the "to" in the word "into" are slightly dropped.___The pages are remarkably clean and tightly bound in with very few marks.___This is a highly desirable and attractive example of the Charles Dickens classic and hard-to-find first edition novel book of Hard Times.

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        The Newcomes : memoirs of a most respectable family / edited by A. Pendennis, Esqre. ; illustrated by Richard Doyle - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : Bradbury & Evans, [1854-55], 1854. 1st edition, 1st issue. Physical desc.: 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject: Families - England - Fiction. Family - England - Fiction. English fiction - 19th century.Other names: Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883, [ill.]. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I,971. Finely bound both in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities.

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        The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

      Bradbury & Evans, 1854. Hardcover. Near Fine. Bradbury & Evans, London 1854 & 1855. First Edition / First Printing. Complete in two volumes. Illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. Half bound morocco leather over marbled boards. Matching marble endpages. Gold gilt lettering with five raised bands at the spine accented in gold. All edges gold gilt. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear at the edges and corners, clean endpaper, mild foxing on the illustrations, tight spine.

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        Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn playing cards in a historical design Ouvrage Illustre de 40 Bois

      Paris: L. Hachette et Cie., 1854. First Edition. Onlay Binding, Full Morocco, with Custom Clamshell Box . Fine. A magnificent onlay binding and twelve hand-drawn cards in a Renaissance style! 8vo. (6.75" x 4.5", or 17 by 11 cm.) 390 pp. This is an early attempt to bring rigor to the subject of the history of cards. The modern morocco binding features a diamond pattern with a centerpiece diaper made up of blindstamped fleur-de-lys, the whole surrounded by a black border. The binding is in pristine condition. Occasional light soiling of the leaves, never bothersome. The separate cards may well be original designs rendered in the style of, for no exact source is known, and there is no specific model within this book or several other sources checked. Marbled edges to the book. A few of the cards have light foxing. The clamshell box has a short tear at the front joint but is otherwise in fine condition.

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        Les nuits d'orient : Contes nocturnes / par Mery

      Paris : Michel Levy, 1854. 1st Edition. Description: xii, 341p. 18cm. Subjects: Orient -- Asia -- the East -- History -- Essays. Preface dated March, 1853. Language: French. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, leather-backed, marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindungen.,

      Vienna: K. K. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. - 10 x 13. 75 pages, 19 plates (one double; some with multiple images), 4 leaves of facsimile mss. 19th c. half morocco gilt, cloth sides, speckled edges, new endpapers. Old, light damp stains in some upper margins and to upper corners, not affecting plates or text; some edges professionally strengthened. Very good copy. A virtuoso display of Auer's process, with over 40 separate nature-printed objects, including flowering plants, fossil with fish skeleton, bat wing, snake skin, leaves, fern, mosses, algae, laces, wood grain, minerals, on heavy paper in various colors. Many of the plates were printed a la poupeŽ in more than one color. (Most of Auer's nature printing was monochrome.)T itle translates "The Discovery of the Natural Printing-Process, an Invention for creating by means of the Original itself--in a swift and simple manner--plates for printing copies.containing the most delicate profundities or elevations as not to be detected by the human eye." Double column text in German, English, Italian, & French. Auer describes his invention and development of this process. He presents his case as the inventor of nature-printing--as opposed to Kyhl of Copenhagen or Henry Bradbury in England. Bridson A86; Wakeman Typographia Naturalis pp. 20-26; Friedman Color Printing in England no. 162, plate XXII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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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 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

      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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        The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829 : During the Campaigns of the Danube, the Sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the Passage of the Balkan / by Marshall Diebitch ; from the German of Baron Von Moltke

      London : J. Murray, 1854. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : vi, 476 p. , 13 folded leaves of plates : maps, plans ; 22 cm. BM 162: 392 attributes the translation to Lady Duff Gordon. Subject: Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality.

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        Hard Times. For These Times

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854., 1854. FIRST EDITION. Post octavo., half-title, pp. (viii) + 352. Publisher's embossed olive green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Primary cloth with "Price 5/-" at the foot of the spine, p.244 being correctly numbered. Some gentle wear and handling, internally clean, cloth a little age-toned to spine with a few small marks to covers. This copy diplays an Irish heritage, bearing the armorial and illustrated bookplates of Cork historian Col. James Grove White and Rector of Ireland Joseph Sinclair Carolin. A faint signature appears on the on title together with Colonel White's marginal pencil note to same. A superior example, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Eckel, p.131.

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        Himalayan Journals or Notes of a Naturalist, in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, Khasia Mountains Etc. [2 Vols.]

      London: John Murray, 1854. Bound in brown half leather with gilt stamped title, rules, and decoration to ribbed spine, marbled paper to boards and speckling to edges of pages. Includes all plates and maps. Both volumes with wear to edges and corners of leather and boards, scuffing and light scratching to marbled paper of boards, and some foxing throughout, heavier to plates and cloth backing of foldout maps, and with light elliptical outlines of a sticker shadow to title pages. Damp stain to leather of spine of first volume (only visible in contrast to unaffected areas of leather of front board) with damp affecting corners of cloth backing to cloth mounted maps bound into rear, and top inside corner of plates, one page creased and a few small spots of soiling to interior, small tear to bottom edges of frontis and title page at gutter, erratum fragmentary and pasted to title page. Second volume with scratch to leather of front board, bumped corners, damp stain to top corner at head of spine, but continuing onto the front and rear, nearly half the length of the spine for rear, damp affecting top edges of plates. . First Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Life of a Fireman--The Ruins--"Take Up"--"Man Your Rope".

      Currier, New York 1854 - Lithograph with original hand-color. General signs of aging; light discoloration, overall a good example. Sheet size: 20 x 28". Inventory #: p34pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        THE KING AND PEOLE OF FIJI:

      - Containing a life of Thakombau; with notices of the Fijians, their manners, customs, and superstitions, previous to the great religious reformation in 1854. Pp. xii+436(last colophon), frontispiece and1 plate with tissue guard, 2 text illustrations, appendices; purple cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in blind, slightly soiled and rubbed, professionally rebacked, with the original gilt lettered and decorated spine (which is quite chipped at extremities) laid on; uncut; hinges reinforced, early ownership inscription in pencil on half-title page, a few small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing and soiling; Wesleyan Conference Office, London, 1866. First edition. *Joseph Waterhouse was a missionary in Fiji for 14 years. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUMAZU JISHIN-KI

      1854. [EARTHQUAKE]. NUMAZU JISHIN-KI. Manuscript, oblong, 13.5 x 19.1 cm. String-bound brown paper covers, 17 sheets. 15 watercolor drawings and text. A record of the huge [8.4 magnitude] earthquake of the 11th month of 1854 [December 23, 1854], the Ansei-Tokai quake, which destroyed many buildings and lives and was followed by a large tsunami estimated to have reached a height of 40-50 feet in some harbors. There was a Russian ship, the Diana, under Admiral Putyatin in the harbor at Shimoda, where it suffered so much damage from the tsunami that it soon sank. The crew of the Diana came ashore and the Shogunate eventually directed shipbuilders in the town of Heda, to construct a Western-style schooner, the Heda, with help from the Russians, which the latter sailed back to Russian territory. That ship is known as the product of the first cooperative venture between the Japanese and a foreign power. The area around Heda later became the center of a modern shipbuilding industry. Interesting and important as a record of the earthquake itself and the fate of the Diana and her crew, this manuscript is quite clean and well-preserved.

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        The Wanderings of Persiles and Sigismunda; a Northern Story

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1854. xvii, 477 pp., original blind & gilt stamped gray cloth, edges stained red, as issued, head of spine slightly frayed, covers lightly faded at margins, remnants of an old book plate to the front paste down, else overall very good; Ford & Lansing pg. 96. Photos available upon request.

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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 Natural History of Selborne; With Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and the Naturalists Calendar. With additions and supplementary notes by Sir William Jardine... Edited with further illustrations, a biographical sketch of hte author, and a complete index, by Edward Jesse. With forty engravings.

      London, Henry G. Bohn, 1854. XXIV + 416 p. With 40 hand coloured engraved plates. Superexlibris and exlibris on inside of front cover (King´s Scool Christ Church Canterbury) and armorial book-plate. Leather binding with gilt decorated spine with five raised bands and marbled edges. Weak hinges

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        The Poetical Works - With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1854. (GRANT, ULYSSES S.) 3 vols., Small 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope. Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt spines, black leather lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and edges, uniform with boards . From the Library of Ulysses S. Grant. Each volume bears the gift bookplate, incorporating the seal of Boston: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. From Citizens of Boston. January 1 1866." At the end of Civil War, to show their appreciation of his military service, Boston gave a large collection of literary works to Grant with this bookplate inserted in each volume. On January 16, Grant sent his thanks to the committee responsible for raising the funds for the gift: "Yours of the 1st - announcing that a collection of Books has been sent to me by Gentleman of Boston is received. Through you, permit me to return my thanks - The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money"

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        The Regulations of the Government of Fort William in Bengal, in Force

      1854. Clarke, Richard, Compiler. The Regulations of the Government of Fort William in Bengal, In Force at the End of 1853; To Which are Added, the Acts of the Government of India in Force in that Presidency. With Lists of Titles and an Index. Prepared Under the Authority of the Hon. The Court of Directors of the East-India Company. 3 Vols. London: Printed by J.H. Cox, 1854. Three volumes. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Brief annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * Only edition. With a detailed analytical digest. Established by a Royal Charter in 1600, the British East India Company was granted a 21-year monopoly on all trade in the East Indies. Based in a series of fortified manufacturing and trading centers, most notably Fort William in Bengal, Fort St. George in Madras and the Bombay Castle, the company evolved from a commercial venture to one that virtually ruled India as it acquired governmental, legal and military functions. It was dissolved in 1858. Produced as an official record, these volumes are a compilation of all regulations from 1793 to 1853 in force at Fort William. OCLC locates 6 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School I:395.

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

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

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        COLTON'S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP WESTERN STATES COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS

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

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map Western States Compiled from the United States Surveys

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

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        Maps and Charts of the United States Coast Survey, 1854

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

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

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

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        Letter with 32 signatures from members of the Association des Artistes peintres, sculpteurs, architectes, graveurs et dessinateurs.

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

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        George Cruickshank's Fairy Library **First Impression Unpublished** The History of Jack & The Beanstalk; Hop O' My (Tom) Thumb & The Seven League Boots; Cinderella & The Glass Slipper; To The Public (article)

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

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        The Life And Correspondence Of Charles Lord MetcalfeIn Two Volumes

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

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        A Treatise on Fractures in the Vicinity of Joints, and on Certain Forms of Accidental and Congenital Dislocations

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

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        GRAMMAR OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE

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

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        Le Rhin monumental et pittoresque. 2e édition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ueber eine veranderte Form des zweiten Hauptsatzes der mechanischen Wärmetheoriein

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

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

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

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, ?51, ?52, and ?53

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

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850 , '51,'52, and '53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

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

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