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        Taschen-Album für Wanderer des Thüringer Waldes in Wort und Bildern. Eine Burschenfahrt.

      Hermann Beyer, Langensalza 1854 - 8vo. Mit 23 (1 gef.) getönten lithographischen Taf. VI, 114 S. Schlichte Hlwd. d. späten 19. Jh. Holzmann- Bohatta V,8741. - Mit schönen Ansichten meist m. Burschenschaftlern als Staffagefiguren von Drei Gleichen, Schnepfenthal, Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Candelaber, Wartburg, Drusenthal, Ruine Liebenstein, Wilhelmsthal, Ruhla, Paulinzelle, Schneekopf, Thorstein, Bärenbruchstein, Tanzbuche etc. Die Falttaf. zeigt ein Panorama mit Eisenbahn u. Schrankenwärter im Vordergrund. - Einband berieben, Knicke im Vorderdeckel. Im rechten Rande durchgehend gebräunt, sonst nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF PRODUCING PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES IN ANY COLOR, AND ON ANY MATERIAL, FOR THE USE OF BEGINNERS; AND ALSO OF PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY ATTAINED SOME PROFICIENCY IN THE ART; AND OF ENGRAVERS ON COPPER, STONE, WOOD, ETC. by Dr. G.C. Hermann Halleur. WITH PRACTICAL HINTS ON THE LOCALE BEST SUITED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC OPERATIONS, AND ON THE PROPER POSTURE,

      London: John Weale, 1854. First English language edition. 12mo., xii; 108 pp., 10 b&w wood engravings in text. Cloth over flexible boards, embossed in blind, with a rubbed printed label affixed to front cover. Bookseller label affixed to verso of the front cover; conservation to spine, Slight offsetting to the fly and title page, likely from a once inserted clipping, otherwise very good. Housed in new clamshell box of linen and pastepaper over boards with spine label. Translated from the Leipzig first edition of 1853 by G,L. Strauss. In addition to daguerreotype and talbotypes, the author describes processes of vitrotype and anthotype (photography with vegetable juices), and photolithography. A practical manual for a recent practitioner. Roosen & Salu # 6658; Gernsheim INCUNABULA #724.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Hard Times

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1854. For These Times. Octavo. Original olive-green moiré cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards decorated in blind. Contemporary signature to verso of front free endpaper, spine rolled, tanned and chipped at extremities, boards rubbed and faded, front and rear hinges cracked, light foxing to prelims and some middle leaves and the odd finger mark. A very good copy. First edition in book form, in the first issue binding with the price in gilt on the spine which is lacking in later issues.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gemeinnütziger Kalender für Victoria auf das Jahr 1854

      Melbourne, 'Morning-Herald' Office, 1854 - Octavo, [20] pages. Original blue wrappers, repeating on the front cover the title and imprint details of the title page (with the addition of a decorative border and the Australian coat of arms); wrappers very lightly foxed and creased; top corner lightly creased throughout; an excellent copy. Ferguson 10024aa (courtesy of Libraries Australia). For a similar item by Goethe, under the title 'Victoria's Deutscher Kalender .', see Ferguson 17955 and 17956 (1855 and 1857); no other years seem to have been produced, and this 1854 publication would appear to be the earliest issue of this calendar. Although all and sundry on Libraries Australia describe this as a 'church calendar', the title translates (according to our elementary German anyway!) as 'the generally useful calendar' or 'the calendar of public benefit', and within its space limitations, it is just that. At the head of each monthly calendar are the phases of the moon and times of sunrise and sunset, and at the foot there is a 'Feld- und Garten-Kalender' (4-7 lines each month). There are numerous historical references (both national and international) on many of the days of the year, and five closely printed pages at the rear of the pamphlet contain a potted history of the colony (including a section on its separation from NSW), the nature of the land and agricultural pursuits. Well, at least the FINAL page is devoted to matters religious . Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF PRODUCING PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES IN ANY COLOR, AND ON ANY MATERIAL, FOR THE USE OF BEGINNERS;

      John Weale London 1854 London: John Weale, 1854. First English language edition. 12mo., xii; 108 pp., 10 b&w wood engravings in text. Cloth over flexible boards, embossed in blind, with a rubbed printed label affixed to front cover. Bookseller label affixed to verso of the front cover; conservation to spine, Slight offsetting to the fly and title page, likely from a once inserted clipping, otherwise very good. Housed in new clamshell box of linen and pastepaper over boards with spine label.Translated from the Leipzig first edition of 1853 by G,L. Strauss. In addition to daguerreotype and talbotypes, the author describes processes of vitrotype and anthotype (photography with vegetable juices), and photolithography. A practical manual for a recent practitioner. Roosen & Salu # 6658; Gernsheim INCUNABULA #724.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        Diccionario de los geroglificos que contienen las medallas antiguos romanas, con un apendice de las ciudades y pueblos de España en que se batieron o acuñaron;concluyendo a su final con un diccionario latino de las letras mayusculas que los romanos .

      José Vilas, Pontevedra 1854 - holandesa de época bien conservada Palau 106093. usaban como abreviaturas en sus inscripciones públicas y medallas. 298 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Scandinavian Adventures, 2 Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. Subtitled, "During a Residence of Upwards of Twenty Years, Pepresenting Sporting Incidents, and Subjects of Natural History, and Devices for Entrapping Wild Animals". Contemporary green calf with gilt lines along the board borders, raised bands on the spines with elaborately decorated panels in gilt and maroon title labels, red volume labels with gilt still bright. Marbled page edges and matching marbled endpapers. Pages xxi, 512 and xi, 527. This is a very complete account of trapping and hunting in the area north of Goteborg around Bohus. Inside, very clean and tight with only a hint of foxing on the back of some plates, and on the preliminary pages after the endpapers. A beautiful set on nature in Scandinavia. Abbey Travel 252, Schwerdt I, page 319.. First Edition. Illus. by Tinted Map, 6 Tinted Lithographs, 67 Wood Engravings Vol One; 6 More Lithographs & 35 Woodcuts in Vol Two. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
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        SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS

      1854. Fine. LLOYD, L. SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS. REPRESENTING SPORTING INCIDENTS, AND SUBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY, AND DEVICES FOR ENTRAPPING WILD ANIMALS. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORTHERN FAUNA. 2 VOLUMES. London: Richard Bentley, 1854. xxi + [1] + 512 pp./xi + [1] + 527 pp. 8vo., green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Good overall; Volume II is chipped about 1/2 inch at crown, slightly affecting title, and the boards and backstrip are detached from the bookblock; Volume I has slight chipping in the same area. Spines sunned. Gilt cover vignettes (elk, lynx, bear and wolf) are bright. Seven color lithographs in Volume I and six in Volume II are all fine, and there are many b/w wood engravings in the text. Offered as is.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Thos Phillipps"), to "My dear Sharp"

      M[iddle] H[ill], january 14, 1854. 3 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet. Foxed, paper mount along outside fold . 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 -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Tizard?s Patent Fermenting Apparatus

      5 ¼ in. x 8 ¼ in. Fold-out plate showing four figures. Eight pages of text and 8 pages of ads. Rare printed advertising circular addressed to J. & J. King, Brewers, Church St., Christchurch with 1854 postmark. Light edge wear.

      [Bookseller: Eternal Return Bookshop]
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        Rußlands sociale Zustände. Aus dem Russischen von Alexander Herzen

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe 1854. 19 cm. (4), 247, (1) Seiten Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband - Steinbrink 1854, 7 - Stammhammer II, 149, 8 - Erste deutsche Buchausgabe der sozialkritischen Schrift des Publizisten Herzen (Aleksandr Ivanovic Gercen, 1812 - 1870). Herzen, 1834 - 1838 nach Sibirien verbannt, ging 1847 ins Exil nach Paris, wo er 1848 die Februarrevolution erlebte. Sein publizistischer Einfluss auf die russische Öffentlichkeit beruhte auf dem von ihm herausgegebenen Almanach "Poljarnaja Zvezda" (deutsch: "Der Polarstern") und die Zeitschrift "Kolokol" (deutsch: "Die Glocke"). Mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschildchen, auf Umschlagtitel zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag: "Politischer Lesering", Seiten 1-2 mit schmalem Feuchtigkeitsrand -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        WILD SPORTS In The FAR WEST. Translated from the German

      London:: Geo. Routledge & Co.,. 1854.. 8vo. 7-1/8" x 4-3/8". 1st Edition in English (Howes G-142; Sabin 27191). xi, [1], 396 pp.. Brown half calf with yellow marbled paper boards. Speckled edges.. Overall VG+ (some minor rubs to extremities/usual light foxing).. A chronicling of the author's experiences while visiting the "wilds of America", which was primarily a 'leisurely' journey from New York to New Orleans Louisiana, including adventures in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, & Arkansas. Somewhat uncommon- last at auction in 1989. . Frontis + 7 tinted inserted plates.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray, 1854-1855. Octavo, 8 volumes. Three quarters dark blue leather with raised bands to the spine and gilt ruling to the front and rear panels. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With folding maps. In near fine condition. Additional notes by M. Guizot, Guisot and William Smith. A very attractive set. This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works… Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7).

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        LE RHIN ET SES BORDS DEPUIS LES ALPES JUSQU'A MAYENCE [146 PLATES]

      Darmstadt,: G. Lange, P. , Scriba Brothers,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1854- 1857. Hardcover. EUROPE; Travel; Rhine; Steel engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294; 295-512, V pages; Sale 2279 Lot 290APPELL, JOHANN WILHELM. Le Rhin et ses Bords depuis les Alpes jusqu'a Mayence. Volume 1 (of 2) , bound in 2. 146 (of ? ) inset plates engraved on steel. Plates complete as bound but 148 are called for in the index. Engraved plates, including additional title, depicting scenery along the Rhine. By the first artists of Germany and accompanied by a historical and descriptive text - ; 0 .

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        Der Ehsten Abergläubische Gebraüche, Weisen und Gewohnheiten. Mit auf die Gegenwart Bezüglichen ahmerkungen beleuchtet von Dr. Fr. R. Kreutzwald [Estonian Superstitious Rites, Manners and Habits. With Modern Critical Notes by Dr. Kreutzwald].

      Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Saint Petersburg 1854 - Saint Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1854. First edition. Octavo. Viii, 161 pp. Original green publisher's printed wrappers. Occasional pencil marks in text, p. 21 with a repaired tear, spine cracked. Overall a very good copy in very original condition. A scientifically commented edition of J.W. Boecler's book about the pagan traditions and superstitions in the Estland (modern Estonia) first published in 1685 in Reval under the title "Der einfältigen Ehsten abergläubische Gebräusche, Weisen und Gewonheiten". The book was prepared for publication and commented by Dr. Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803-1882). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        From the Library of Peter Hopkirk] Suggestions for the Assistance of Officers in Learning the Languages of the Seat of War in the East. With an Ethnological Map Drawn by Augustus Petermann.

      Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, London 1854 - London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854. First Edition. Octavo. 134 pp. With a folding hand colored map. Original publisher's green blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering on the upper board and spine. Book plate of Peter Hopkirk, binder's (Lewis and Sons) and bookseller's (A. Franck) labels on the first paste down endpaper. Library stamp on the title, otherwise a very good copy. In the height of the Crimean War, a notable German philologist and Orientalist, Max Müller published a special "tutorial" for young British military and political Officers, on assignment by the British colonial administrator Charles Trevelyan (1807-1886). Its main goal was to encourage the study of the languages of the current seat of war - the shores of the Black and Caspian Seas, the northern division of the Turkish Empire, and the adjoining provinces of Russia. Müller briefly describes the languages and people who speak it, and gives a bibliography of helpful books. Atabey 851. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Historia Jeneral de la Independencia de Chile [4 Volumes]

      Imprenta Chilena 1854 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Americans at Home; Or, Byeways, Backwood, and Prairies

      London - Hurst and Blackett 1854 - An author's presentation copy ofa very scarce complete set of The Americans at Home; Or, Byeways, Backwood, and Prairies signed to front free endpapers to all. Edited by Thomas Chandler Haliburton. First edition. In three volumes complete. With half titles to all volumes. 'This work was designed as a companion to Traits of American Humour the sketches it contains are confined, as expressed in the title-page,to the Byeways, Backwoods and Prairies. [as] The large cities and vast rivers and railroads of the United States are not only well known to all tourists but to the reading public generally. 'Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796 - 1865) was a politician, judge, and author in the British Colony of Nova Scotia. He was the first international best-selling author from what is now Canada and played a significant role in the history of Nova Scotia prior to its entry into Confederation. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpapers dated 1882. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally,sound but with some wear to extremities, slight marginal fading and occasional marks to boards, splitting to cloth to joints, one starting, backstrip lifting slightly toone volume. Two hinges strained, one slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, slightly strained in places to second volume. Bright but with handling marks and occasional spots. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shooting in the Himalayas. A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, &c

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. (HIMALAYAS) First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and seven lithographic plates, engraved title, folding map, woodcuts throughout. Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Some rubbing at extremities, lacking front fly, else a very attractive copy. Czech (Asia) p. 134 "an excellent and early work"

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew Green, and Thomas Wharton

      George Routledge and Co., London 1854 - Edited by the Rev. Robert Aris Willmott. Illustrated by Birkett Foster & E. Corbould. Frontispiece and seven plates. 8vo. [168 x 104 x 47 mm.] viii, 128, [4], 108, 91, [1], 44, 190 pp. Bound in contemporary dark green goatskin over slightly bevelled boards, the covers blocked in blind with a double fillet border and a Gothic window panel surrounded by a line of semi-circles. The spine divided into five panels, lettered in gilt in the second and at the foot, the others tooled in blind, glazed marble endleaves, gilt and gauffered edges. Occasional light spotting but a very good copy. The Gothic window panel is the same as used on the volume of Thomson etc, but it is surrounded by an additional row of semi-circles, which goes to show that more than one block was required. With the bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth (either Newton Fellowes, 4th Earl (1772-1854) or Isaac Newton Wallop, 5th Earl (18251891) of Farleigh House, Hampshire).

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Eerste - Negen en Twintigste Deel (29 volume set) Met Platen, (Essays of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-29)

      Amsterdam: Johannes Muller / C. G. van der Post. 1854. Hardcover. Very Good. This is a complete set of 29 volumes of bound essays, some essays in Dutch, the rest in English, from the Royal Academy of Sciences. Each volume contains a table of contents, 5 to 10 essays (about 200-250 pages per volume), all illustrated, bound in their original blue cloth bindings. 4tos., 9x11". They are Ex-library copies: bookplate at pastedowns, gilt stamp at foot of spines; withdrawn and perforated stamps at title pages. No envelopes; no stamping to plates or text. The covers are a bit scratched, but gilt titles are complete and bright. Other than a light tanning of pages, the contents of this set have remained bright and unmarked. Solid bindings. The highlight of this set is the collection of plates; the diverse group of articles is presented with numerous large, fold-out plates that are both interesting and well-preserved. Essays cover the physical and biological sciences, flora, fauna, anthropology, mathematics, astronomy and other arms of science. This set predates the first and second Sections of the Academy of Sciences series. This set was published between 1854 and 1892. As there are over 150 individual titles in this set, we can not list every one; however, digital images or a sampling of two dozen or so titles and authors is available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Cosmos essai d'une déscription physique du monde traduit par H. Faye Nouvelle édition collationée sur l'original allemand.

      chez Charles Turati,, Milano, 1854 - Quattro volumi di cm. 21, pp. xix (1) 436; xiii (3) 459; viii (2) 588; (8) 616. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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 - 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. 12 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers,, 1854. Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude. Edited at the Request of Sir William Nott's Daughters, Letitia Nott and Charlotte Bower, from Documents in their Exclusive Possession. 2 volumes octavo (217 × 135 mm). Recent half calf, marbled boards, to style, black lettering-pieces to the second compartments, volume numbers direct to the fourth, narrow bands, gilt milling, edges sprinkled red, light brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each, portrait to volume I, a view of the fortress at Ghuzni to volume II. Light browning, some mild foxing, a very good copy, now suitably and pleasingly presented. First edition. An uncommon memoir, and an important source for the First Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and paymaster of family pensions at Barrackpore", but after leave in England returned to India to take command of the 20th NI and despite having "been so long in a semi-military post, he brought his regiment into such a state of efficiency that his services were required to do the same for other regiments. He commanded a succession of native infantry regiments and on 1 December 1829 was promoted colonel" (ODNB). During the First Afghan War Nott commanded the troops at Kandahar and Quetta, sending out "small successful expeditions from both locales against rebellious tribes" (Riddick, Who was Who …); and in 1842 was placed in command of "all the troops in Lower Afghanistan and Sindh, and of the political officers there". His operations in defence of Kandahar, and in relief of Kabul were rewarded by his appointment to the residency and Lucknow with the title of envoy to the king of Oudh; and the presentation of "a valuable sword in the name of the British government" by Lord Ellenborough, who told Wellington that he considered Nott to be superior to all the other generals: "Ellenborough was right. Despite his cantankerous nature Nott was by far the best general in the Anglo-Afghan War. He was also a protagonist of the sepoy, whom he compared favourably with the British soldier." In 1844 he was created GCB, voted an annuity of £1000 by the directors of the Company, and granted the freedom of the City of London. He died aged 63 on New Years' Day 1845.

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        Monographie des sangsues médicinales, contenant la description, l'éducation, la conservation, la reproduction, les maladies, l'emploi, le dégorgement et le commerce de ces annélides; suivie de l'hygiène des marais a sangsues.

      Paris, Baillière 1854 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, xvi, 512 pages illustrations. 36 figures in-texte - - On trouve relié à la suite JOSEPH MARTIN : Histoire des sangsues (Paris, Panckouke, 1845), 11' pp. - - - CH. LEVIEUX : Etudes hygiéniques sur l'élève des sangsues dans le département de la Gironde (Bordeaux, Imprimerie Gounouilhou, 1853), 85 pp. Magnifique exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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