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        (DARDEL, FRITZ von)

      Familien Tutings lustresa till Bomarsund. (Sthlm, A. J. Salmson, 1854?) Tvär-8:o. Litograferat titelblad & 50 litograferade plr. Bra grönt samtida halvsaffianbd med guldornerad rygg och marmorerade snitt. Blindpressade pärmdekorationer. Ryggen ngt blekt och snedläst. Pärmhörnen ngt nötta och stukade. Fin inlaga, dock snävt skuren i nedre marginalen på blad 3 och 14 med minimala förluster i bildtexterna utan egentliga betydelseförluster. Ett exlibris med devisen "Probitas valet". Fint ex.. Tryckort och tryckare hämtade ur Linnström "Svenskt boklexikon". Resan föranleddes av Bomarsunds fall och då detta skedde 1854 så är det i Linnström angivna tryckåret 1853 felaktigt. Fritz von Dardel (1817-1901) var född i Schweiz av svensk mor, flyttade till Sverige 1833 och gjorde en militär karriär med ett kortare uppehåll för konststudier i Paris 1839. Han vistades även som militärattaché i Paris 1858-62. Hans nära vänskap med Karl XV och deras gemensamma intresse för konst gjorde att Dardel utnämndes till både överintendent och preses i Konstakademien 1864 samt hade flera förtroendeuppdrag rörande Nationalmuseums tillkomst och verksamhet. Han var ledamot i en rad svenska kommittéer inför industri- och världsutställningar under 1800-talets andra hälft. Som konstnär var hans största styrka karrikatyrer och tecknade ögonblicksbilder och han gav ut en rad album med skämtteckningar samt medverkade som illustratör i både svenska och utländska tidskrifter. Flera av hans verk är bildberättelser av en slags serietidningskaraktär, där just "Familjen Tutings lustresa" är det kanske främsta exemplet

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Newcomes ( 1st/1st - Leather - Complete in 2 Volumes - 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. With 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 each accented in gold. All edges gilt. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear at the edges and corners, clean endpaper, mild foxing on the illustrations, tight spine, illustrated throughout.

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        Journal d'un voyage aux mers polaires execute' a la recherche de sir john franklin, en 1851 et 1852... precede' d'une notice sur la vie et les travaux de l'auteur par m. julien lemer. paris, perrotin, 1854.

      Cm. 22, pp. lvi, 414. Con il ritratto di Bellot all'antiporta, un fac-simile d'autografo ed una carta geografica dei mari artici più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso a nervi con bei fregi e titoli in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati, tagli colorati. Qualche lievissima fioritura, ma esemplare di grande bellezza, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di questo interessante resoconto della spedizione cui partecipò il Bellot partita nel 1851 alla ricerca di Sir John Franklin perdutosi tra le isole dell'Arcipelago artico. In questa spedizione il Bellot ebbe il comando di una nave e scoperse lo stretto tra la Boothia Felix e la terra di Somerset che ora porta il suo nome. A questa spedizione infruttuosa ne seguì una seconda partita l'anno successivo dove egli trovò la morte in un crepaccio. Delle sorti di J. Franklin in fine, solo nel 1859 si venne a sapere che, quest'ultimo e tutti i suoi uomini, erano morti di stenti nel 1847. Cfr. Sabin 4567.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Cambrian Journal (1854, 1855 & 1856) (3 Vols)

      London & Tenby: The Cambrian Institute, 1854 3 volumes. Vol 1, frontis, (iv), 380 pp, 1854, Vol 2, frontis, (v), [1], 3-340 pp, 1855. Vol 3, frontis, (iv), 400 pp, pls, 1856, printed by R Mason, High Street, Tenby, recently refurbished with a new cloth spine, titles in gilt, the upper and lower covers title and details in black ink, the corners are bumped and worn. Internally, new endpapers, text block edges uncut. Articles on J Williams ab Ithel and Iolo Morganog From Prydain to Dynwal Moelmud, Druids of Mona, The Harpers and Harps of the Welsh Bards of Gwenydd, Ogam of the North, Gorsedd and the search for Prince Madog. The journal commenced publication in 1854 and ran for 10 issued ending in 1863. A very rare set of books.(Avery 161. Lowndes 114. Allibone 2743)

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        Five Other Scores : What Will They Say In England; Bell-Ringer Ballad; Rose Softly Blooming; Village Blacksmith; Music of The Period Knitting Song

      London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THESE SCORES ARE FROM FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000. 1. What Will They Say In England Sung By Mr George Tedder Written By The Rev'd J S B Monsell In Honor Of The Victory On The Alma Composed By J W Hobbs Undated but Copac show it as [1854] Pub Chappell, 5p. 2. Sung By Mr Santley The Bell-Ringer Ballad Written By John Oxenford Composed By W Vincent Wallace Undated but Copac show it as [ca. 1880?] Published by Chappell, 7p. 3. Rose Softly Blooming Romance Sung By Miss Inverarity at The Theatre Royal Covent Garden The Words By William Ball In Spohr's Opera Azor & Zemira Adapted forf The English Stage By Sir George Smart Undated but Copac show it as [184?] Published by d'Almaine & Co 5p. 4. Village Blacksmith The Words Written By Longfellow The Music Composed And Dedicated To Edward Coleman Dray Esq By W H Weiss Pub By Cramer Beale & Chappell Undated but Copac show it as [ca. 1855?] Published ByCramer Beale & Chappell 7p. 5. Music of The Period Knitting Song The Words By Maria X Hayes The Music By J L Molloy Undated but Copac show it as [c1890] Published By Boosey & Co 7p.Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647016.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Autographs For Freedom

      Alden Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer Beardsley & Co. Auburn / Rochester: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.. 1854. Second edition, expanded. Brown figured cloth gilt (no priority). Small contemporary name stamp of George H. Dickerson. Slight spotting on the boards, and light wear at the extremities, else a near fine copy. A collection of anti-slavery essays and contributions written in response to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society's solicitation for this compilation. Each contribution features the author's signature in facsimile. Among the contributors are Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dr. James McCune Smith, Horace Greeley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Steward, Horace Mann, Lewis Tappan, Gerit Smith, William Jay, Theodore Parker, James Mercer Langston, Thomas W. Higginson, Henry Ward Beecher, and William Wells Brown. The second edition replaces Frederick Douglass's formerly unpublished novella The Heroic Slave, his only attempt at fiction, and which appeared in the first edition, with a relatively brief (five pages) excerpt from a speech. BAL 5224, 19373. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Poetical Works - With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce

      Boston: Little Brown 1854 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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        Samlede Skrifter. 20 bind i 10 vol.

      Reitzels Bo og Arvinger, 1854-55. Indb. halvlæder.. 1. udg af H.C. Andersens udgivelser. Her kun de første 2o af 22 bind. 3 bind med korte revner i falsene. I øvrigt et pænt sæt.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        The One Primeval Language traced experimentally through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic Characters of Lost Powers From the Four Continents

      Richard Bentley London: Richard Bentley, 1851-1854. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 3 Volumes. 8vo. 182pp. Dark green cloth, gold decoration and lettering on front, gold lettering on spines. One volume a leather wallet housing a large (36 x 24") linen-backed foldout chart comparing 45 different ancient alphabets. Illustrated throughout in offset lithography in text, plates and multiple fold out plates. Forster expounds on the interrelatedness of knowledge transmitted through a common ancient Egyptian language source. He believes that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Semitic alphabet have pictographic commonality that was then passed to Christianity. The third volume map is titled A Harmony of Primeval Alphabets. It compares the alphabets of Hebrew from Ethiopia, Arabic, Rosetta Enchorial Alphabet, the Etruscan Alphabet, and 39 other from around the world, even South America. The letters are organized by chart divided by language and type of letter. For example, you can see A, and scroll your eyes across the page to see all the various forms of the letter A, from every civilization from Babylonian to Celtiberian. One inch piece of spine chipped on leftmost side of spine on first volume. Age wear and scuffing to all volumes, but overall in very good condition for its age.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), on folded leaf, datelined The Oratory, Bm [Birmingham], June 23, 1880, to Mrs. [Dinah Maria] Craik: Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

      Original manuscript. Very Good. One page in ink. In part: "I shall be extremely glad to see you at your own time on July 3, as you propose....John H. Card. Newman." The small, stamped envelope is addressed in Cardinal Newman's hand to Mrs. G.L. Craik, and postmarked at Birmingham, July 23, '80. 6" x 3.75" The recipient of this letter was Dinah Maria Craik, the English novelist and poet. One edition of her "John Halifax, Gentleman" includes an appendix on the topic of gentlemen in Victorian culture, with a section from Cardinal Newman's 1854 book, "The Idea of the University." It is apparent that the two were literary friends.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, Booksellers (IOBA)]
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        Colton's map of the United States the Canadas &c. showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads, with distances from place to place

      J. H. Colton New York: J. H. Colton. 1854. Large folding pocket map of the United States and southern Canada east of 99 degrees west longitude, approx. 27" x 31" , nicely hand colored in outline and within an agricultural motif border, with insets of New England, the United States (coast to coast), and the isthmus of Panama, folding down into brown blindstamped cloth covers approx. 5½" x 3½" and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Fine.

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      New York: Charles Scribner, 1854 Carlen, Emilie F. [Emilie Flygare-Carlén]. THE WHIMSICAL WOMAN. [From the original Swedish by Elbert Perce. New York: Charles Scribner, 1854. First Edition & First & Only Edition in English. Gilt lettered & decorated brown blind embossed cloth covered boards. 8vo., A very good example showing moderate use. Rarely encountered. 14 copies in libraries worldwide, [WorldCat].. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        1854-55 The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada (from 1854 to Nov. 1857) COMMITTEE BOOK LOGBOOK

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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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      In-8 p. (mm. 213x135), 7 voll., mz. tela coeva, tit. oro al dorso, tagli azzurri. L'opera è ornata da 7 frontesp. figur., ben illustrata da compless. 145 tavv. (come da Indice) di cui 115 f.t., relative a: un ritratto del Giulini disegnato da Pellegrini ed inc. da Santamaria; vedute e monumenti; 1 carta corografica del territorio milanese e 2 piante della città di Milano (una topografica e una iconografica) più volte ripieg., tutte inc. in rame. Queste celebri "Memorie" di Milano abbracciano un arco di tempo che va dalla caduta dei Longobardi (774) alla morte dell'ultimo Visconti (1447). In questa nuova ediz. (dopo la prima del 1760-71) vi figurano anche le "Memorie" che riguardano la Repubblica Ambrosiana e il dominio degli Sforza fino al 1481 (rimaste inedite per la morte dell'Autore), oltre a una "vita" del Conte Giorgio Giulini per cura di M. Fabi. Il 7° vol. contiene i documenti illustrativi e l'Indice generale dell'opera. Cfr. Predari,151 - Cat. Hoepli,712. Esemplare ben conservato.

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1854. ...xxxii, 510pp... FIRST EDITION...Modern binding in brown leatherette boards, gilt lettering on spine... Heavily illustrated with 3 B/W lithographs plus engravings, diagrams, etc... SCARCE... "Josiah Dwight Whitney (November 23, 1819 - August 15, 1896) was an American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University (from 1865), and chief of the California Geological Survey (1860-1874). In 1847 he and John Wells Foster were hired to assist Charles T. Jackson in making a federal survey of the Lake Superior land district of northern Michigan, which was about to become a major copper and iron mining region. When Jackson was dismissed from the survey, Foster and Whitney completed it in 1850 and the final report was published under their names. Building on this experience Whitney became a mining consultant and eventually wrote the book, 'Metallic Wealth of the United States' (1854). It was considered to be the standard reference for the next 15 years. During the 1850s Whitney participated in geological surveys of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin."... Ex-library with minimal markings... . First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1854.. Three volumes. 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, most after Charles Bird King. Contemporary American red morocco gilt, covers elaborately blocked with a panelled design, a.e.g. Extremities lightly rubbed. Internally clean. Colors bright and fresh. Very good to near fine. Fine copy of the second octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format first published between 1836 and 1844. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and coloring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he travelled west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. HOWES M129. McGRATH, p.206. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 53 (1st octavo ed). SABIN 4341 (ref). SERVIES 4028.

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        Gnadenthal in der Pfirsich- und Birnbaumblüthe im September. Doppeltondruck-Lithographie v. Suhl, 1854. 29,4 x 42,6 cm.

      Schöne Ansicht der Mission mit einigen Personen und Tieren im Vordergrund.- Angestaubt.

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        (Hrsg.). Hamburg in seiner gegenwärtigen Gestalt und seine reizende Umgebung. Hamburg, (1854 - 56). Mit lithogr. Titel und 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln v. Poppel u. Kurz nach J. Gottheil. Qu.-4°. Reich vergold. illustr. OLwd. m. Goldschnitt (etw. bestoßen).

      Mit den bekannten und schönen Ansichten von Hamburg und seinen Gebäuden.- Buchblock vom Einband gelöst.

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        (Hamburg 1825 - 1905). Kirchnüchel in Holstein. Federzeichnung von 1854. Bezeichnet 'Kirchnüchel Holst.' und datiert 'Sept 54'. 49,5 x 62,5 cm.

      Verso mit Nachlass-Stempel und von Amelie Ruths signiert.- Hohe Bäume, dahinter Häuser und Kirche, links und rechts nur skizziert.- Durch vormalige Rahmung lichtrandig und etwas angestaubt.-

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        The Territories of Washington and Oregon

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1854. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blind-stamped cloth covers, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. 14 x 17 inches. Very rare separately-issued pocket map of Washington and Oregon Territories: the first issue of Colton's map of those newly-formed territories. Although copyrighted 1853, this map did not appear in a Colton atlas until the 1855-56 Atlas of the World. This 1854 pocket map version precedes that issue, and shows the territories in their infancy. Unlike the later sheet map version, this separately-issued pocket map only shows three counties in western Washington Territory (Lewis, Pacific and Clark) and ten counties in western Oregon (Clatsop, Washington, Yam Hill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Benton, Linn, Lake and a large Umpqua county). Also unlike the later sheet map version, the Stevens route of the proposed Pacific Railroad is not shown (as the survey was still ongoing at the time of the publication of this pocket map). Many locations are shown, including towns, forts, rivers, mountains, etc. The map is a significant rarity with only a handful of recorded locations and no copies appearing at auction in the last quarter century. Smith, p. 55; Streeter Sale 3896 (1855 edition). Not in Graff, Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West or Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854 -1854-1857. 3 volumes, large 8vo. (11 x 7 1/2 inches). 155 hand-finished colour lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen from drawings on stone by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembley, after J.A. and J.W. Audubon. (Minor foxing, principally to the tissue-guards). Modern half blue morocco gilt, over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with quadruped motifs, a.e.g. Housed in cloth slipcases. Audubon's final great natural history work, with plates and descriptions of the quadrupeds of the United States including Texas, California and Oregon, as well as part of Mexico, the British and Russian possessions and Arctic regions. Audubon's collaborator on the Quadrupeds was the naturalist and Lutheran clergyman John Bachman who had studied quadrupeds since he was a young man and was a recognized authority on the subject in the United States. The two began their association when Audubon stayed with Bachman and his family in Charleston for a month in 1831, this friendship was later cemented by the marriage of Victor and John W.Audubon to Bachman's daughters, Maria and Eliza. Audubon knew Bachman's contribution to the Quadrupeds would be crucial, and endeavored to convince his friend to lay aside his fears about the project. Audubon was eager to begin what he felt could be his last outstanding achievement in natural history, but Bachman was more cautious and worried that they were entering a field where `we have much to learn'. Audubon persisted in his efforts to get him to take part, and Bachman, `anxious to do something for the benefit of Victor and John [Audubon]', eventually relented, with the final condition that all of the expenses and all of the profits should go to the Audubons. By 1835, Bachman had become indispensable to the Quadrupeds project, writing most of the text and editing the entire work. With the success of the octavo edition of the Birds of America in mind, a similar edition of the Quadrupeds was envisaged from an early stage. The folio edition was published in 30 numbers between 1845 and 1854, and publication of the first octavo edition began in 1849 and was also completed in 1854. The lithographs are reduced versions of the folio plates, with figures and descriptions of the quadrupeds of the United States including Texas, California and Oregon, as well as part of Mexico, the British and Russian possessions and Arctic regions. Unfortunately Audubon did not live to see the completion of either project, and after his death in January 1851 the work was seen through to completion by his son John Woodhouse Audubon. Bennett, p. 5; Nissen ZBI 163; Reese Stamped With A National Character 38; Wood, p. 208

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      Liverpool. 30 August 1854.. Small folio broadsheet, 32.5 x 21cm., printed on recto and verso. Folded, light discoloration at upper left corner, else very good. A document subscribed to and signed by Hawthorne in his role as Consul of the United States at Liverpool, a position he owed to political patronage by Franklin Pierce. The body of the document is executed and signed in several hands, acknowledging the timely arrival of a shipment of hemp on board the Harvest Queen, concluding with Hawthortne's bold signature and seal of office.

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        Flora des Königreichs Hannover. Beschreibender Teil, enthaltend die in Kupfer gestochenen Abbildungen zu den vollständigen Naturbeschreibungen der im Königreiche wildwachsenden und im freien Felde angebaueten Gewächse. Teil 3,2: Tafeln 16-30

      Göttingen, 1854. 54 x 37 cm. 15 farbige Kupferstiche von Schumann, von 4 oder mehr Platten mit zusätzlichem Kolorit. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Stafleu / Cowan 5935 - Pritzel 6172 - Nissen BBI 1354 - Prov.-Bibl. Hann. 528 - Verlegt auf Kosten des Autors, der auch die Ausmalung überwachte. Die Tafeln im einzelnen: 16: Conium maculatum (Gefleckter Schierling), 17: Chaerophyllum bulbosum (Kerbelrübe), 18: Ranunculus lingua (Langblättriger Hahnenfuß), 19: Ranunculus flammula (Brennender Hahnenfuß), 20: Ranunculus sceleratus (Gifthahnenfuß), 21: Orchis fusca (Braunrotes Knabenkraut), 22: Orchis militaris (Helm-Knabenkraut), 23: Orchis variegata (Buntes Knabenkraut), 24: Orchis mascula (Stattliches Knabenkraut), 25: Orchis morio (gewöhnliches Knabenkraut), 26: Asarum europaeum (Haselwurz), 27: Paris quadriflora (Vierblättrige Einbeere), 28: Erythraea linariaefolia (Tausendguldenkraut), 29: Acorus calmus (Kalmus), 30: Scirpus lacustris (Teichbinse). Meyer (1782 - 1856) war als Forstwissenschaftler und a. in Paderborn, Höxter und Corvey tätig und wurde später Physiograph des Königreichs Hannover. Rücken oben restauriert. -

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        History of Europe: from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII, 9 Volume Complete Set (8 + index)

      Edinburg and London: William Blackwood. 1854. Hardcover. Near Fine. 9 volume set, vols. 1-8 + comprehensive index. Published b/w 1854 and 1859. Hardcover, marbled text blocks and endpapers, 8vo., full leather, 2 labels at spine, gilt titles and ornate design, 5 raised bands at spines, illustrated. A Near Fine set: boards are clean and tight; stiff spines, gilt titles and labels complete and bright. Slight rubbing to spines; few very shallow chips to some spine heads. Some outer hinges show light cracking, but boards and bindings are secure. Insides are beautiful: minimal age-toning, text is bright and unmarked. PO's small bookplate at all pastedowns. A handsome, 9 volume complete set. Digital images available upon request.

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        LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND. From the Norman Conquest. Now First published from official records & other authentic documents, private as well as public. ---- Fourth Edition, with all the late improvements. Embellished with Portraits of every Queen

      For Henry Colburn, by his successors, Hurst and Blackett. London.,1854. EIGHT VOLUMES. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.3 inches). Fourth Edition. Illustrated throughout with 43 fine hand coloured plates. Complete. A lovely, fine set of this superior edition which features all the 43 engraved portraits of the Queens with expert hand colouring. Finely bound by Bayntun (Riviere), of Bath, in half dark blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt diamong piping. Compartments ruled, lettered and elaborately decorated, all in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A beautiful, highly decorative set of this most attractive edition.:

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        The History of Ireland; from the Earliest Period of the Irish Annals, to the Present Time ... Illustrated with Beautiful Steel Engravings from Original Drawings ... by H. Warren - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London [Printed] & New York : John Tallis & Co. [1854], 1854. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 3v. , plates : illus. , map, ports.. ; 28.3cm. Subject: Ireland - History. Illustrations: plates engraved by W. H. Mote, J. Rogers, G. Greatbach, P. Lightfoot, T. Hollis, H. T. Ryall, H. Robinson, W. T. Fry, W. Moll, J. Rapkin, J. B. Allen, D. Pound, and J. W. Cooke. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked Morocco over buckram boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray,, 1854-55. With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. 8 volumes, octavo (210 × 135 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, two dark blue morocco labels, decoration to spines, triple rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, yellow stained edges. Portrait of Gibbon as frontispiece in vol. I, others with maps as frontispiece. Some occasional light foxing, ownership signature to verso of front free endpaper in volume 1, an excellent set. A handsome library set.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. Publiées d'après son ordre sous la direction de J.-A. Barral.

      In-8 p., 17 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa ediz. contiene: ?Notices biographiques? (3 voll.) - ?Notices scientifiques? (5 voll.) - ?Voyages scientifiques? - ?Mémoires scientifiques? (2 voll.) - ?Mélanges? - ?Astronomie populaire? (4 voll., con 363 figg. nel t. e 24 tavv. f.t., alc. a doppia pag.) - ?Tables". L'ultimo vol., oltre all'Indice, contiene "Notices chronologique sur les oeuvres d'Arago", con bel ritratto litografato dell'A. "Edizione originale delle opere complete" del celebre astronomo, fisico e uomo politico francese (1786-1853). Cfr. Brunet,I,372 - Lorenz,I, p. 60 - Graesse,I,175: "Les "Notices scientifiques" donnent les notions les plus complètes sur le tonnerre, l'electricité, le magnétisme terrestre, les aurores boréales, les machines à vapeur, les comètes, les puits forés, la météorologie - Les "Mémoires scientifiques": presque tous inédits sur la constitution physique du soleil, les planètes, la photométrie, la polarisation et la vitesse de la lumière". Esempl. con fiorit. interc. nel t., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        [Vins et Gastronomie] Oeuvres de Rabelais précédées d'une notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages de Rabelais augmentée de nouveaux documents par P.L. Jacob

      J. Bry ain? Paris : J. Bry ainé , 1854. relié. 20,5x30,5cm. Nouvelle édition revue sur les meilleurs textes et particulièrement sur les travaux de J. Le Duchat et de S. de L'Aulnaye par Louis Barré; et premier tirage des illustrations de Gustave Doré. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles caissons dorés et décorés de motifs floraux dorés, doubles filets dorés en encadrement des plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, deux petits accrocs sans gravité sur les coins inférieurs, couvertures tachées conservées, tête dorée. Ouvrage illustré de 15 gravures hors-texte ainsi que de nombreuses gravures in-texte originales de Gustave Doré. Agréable exemplaire. - J. Bry ainé , Paris _1854, 20,5x30,5cm, relié. - Vins et Gastronomie relié

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition.. Slight wear to corners and to cloth at the head and foot of the spine, cloth is clean with no fading or sunning, small one-half inch split to cloth along the top outer joint has been expertly repaired, text block is bright, clean and free from foxing or browning, a very good copy in the original cloth binding.. Pp. 357, (3, blank), 8 (publisher's ads dated September, 1855), lithographed map of Walden Pond tipped in facing p. 307 (as called for). Publisher's brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt, with all original yellow endpapers, sm 8vo. Only 2000 copies of this first edition were printed. According to Allen (A Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau), 'Walden' was first published on August 9, 1854. As copies were sold, different-dated ad sections were placed at the rear of the text prior to binding. According to Allen (pg. 9), the first reprinting of the book did not occur until 1864. Since the ads in this copy are dated September 1855, this volume was probably sold in the fall of 1855.

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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.. First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth with eight pages of advertisements dated April inserted between rear endpapers. Title-page vignette of Throreau's cottage and lithographed map of Walden Pond. In near fine condition, with only light wear to the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Allen 8; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106. A very sharp copy of this work.

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Map inserted before p.307. Early bookseller's description lightly tipped to front pastedown, minute nick at crown of spine and slight fraying in one spot at extended portion of toe of spine, otherwise near fine. First edition, first printing. One of two thousand copies printed. This copy lacks an inserted terminal catalogue (some copies were issued without catalogues, and others with any one of five variously dated catalogues). "Solid chunks of thought, in the midst of a solid chunk of inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers...[we'll skip the Calvin Coolidge reference], and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity" - Grolier American Hundred. BORST A2.1.a. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 63.

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        Geografia de la Isla de Cuba. [Four volumes in one]

      Habana: Establecimiento Tipografico de D.M. Soler, 1854-1855. First edition. Modern full brown calf, four raised bands, gilt title, rules and decorations. . A very good copy with chip to headband and minor scuff marks on spine, light foxing on title, leaves browned, first two parts with scattered pencil marginalia. 8vo. A detailed geographical survey of Cuba with an enormous amount of data on topography, water resources, minerals, soil, climate, and natural history, the most complete at that time, undertaken by Esteban Pichardo Tapia (1799-1879), a noted geographer, poet, and lexicographer. Four at auction in the last sixty years, of which one was lacking a few leaves. Sabin 62604 (incorrect pagination). Palau 224359. Parreno Sale 1278. Phillips: Cuba p.18.

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      C. Van Benthuysen, Albany, 1854. In English. 8+272 pages. Contemporary cloth binding. Blind-stamped. Inscription on endpaper. Exlibris. Cover slightly rubbed. Including 47 colored, and 3 uncolored, full size plates on different kinds of insects.. EMMONS, EBENEZER (1800-1863)

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        Biblia, det är, all den heliga skrift, gamla och nya testamentet.

      [Nytt titelblad]: Illustrerad folk-bibel det är all den heliga skrift, gamla och nya testamentet. (Stereotypiserad praktupplaga.) Med 532 i texten intryckta afbildningar och stålstick. Stockholm, A. Bonniers förlag, 1854-60. 8:o. VIII,+ 1063,+ (1),+ IX,+ (blank),+ 1-341,+ (23) s.+ planscher. Välbevarat svart guld- och blinddekorerat sammetsband, med mässingsbeslag och helt guldsnitt. I något trasig box. Tryckt i Teubnerska boktryckeriet i Leipzig. Initialerna C. Å. i guld på främre pärmen. Mycket fint exemplar!

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        Wanderungen zwischen Hudson und Mississippi 1851 und 1852.

      1-2. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1854. 8vo. (5),+ (blank),+ 390; (5),+ (blank),+ 381 pp. Uncut and partly unopened, in contemporary half calf, gilt spine and marbled boards. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Ericsberg. Lacks part-titles: (Reisen und Länderbeschreibungen der älteren und neuesten Zeit. Band. 39-40). Sabin 9520. Carlander III, 564ff. Fine copy of the first edition. Descriptons of Busch's journeys in the western states and the Mississippi Valley, especially in Cincinnati and the Ohio River towns. It also contains a chapter on life among the Shakers and the Mormons. Moritz Busch (1821-99) immigrated to the United States after being disappointed by the 1848-revolution in Europe, but he returned in 1853

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        Les Métamorphoses du Jour.

      Paris, Gustave Havard, 1854. XXVIII pp. + 283 pp. Ill. with 70 hand-colored plates engraved on wood. Bound navy cloth with pictorial covers and dec. spine.All edges gilt.. Fine and sound binding. Internally fine - 6 pages gently restored along upper-edge - not involing text. First and last pages with some foxing. All plates intact and fine with no tears or restoration

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      København, C.G. Iversen, 1854. 44 s. Ill. med 8 (af 9) colorerede billeder. Indb. ny, marmoreret kart. med rødt skindtitelfelt på ryggen. Tværformat.. Det orig. omslag er medindb. Mangler 1 billede. Side 15-18 erstattet af dobbeltsidede fotos. Bogen er gennemgående pæn og ren trods lidt skjolder og let gulnet. Bagest indsat brev fra Det Kongelige bibliotek med oplysninger om bogen. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        (Hamburg 1825 - 1905). Kirchnüchel in Holstein. Federzeichnung von 1854. Bezeichnet 'Kirchnüchel Holst.' und datiert 'Sept 54'. 49,5 x 62,5 cm.

      Verso mit Nachlass-Stempel und von Amelie Ruths signiert.- Hohe Bäume, dahinter Häuser und Kirche, links und rechts nur skizziert.- Durch vormalige Rahmung lichtrandig und etwas angestaubt.-

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        Narrative of a Journey Through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852 In Two Volumes

      William Blackwood And Sons, U.K., 1854. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Net Weight 1663Grams So Please Email For Shipping Outside The UK***. viii, 522, v, 520 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches with an index. Illustrations : Volume One : coloured frontispiece View of Jerusalem, fold out Map of Syria and Palestine, showing the Routes etc, and a fold out plan of Jerusalem. Volume Two : coloured frontispiece of The Lake of Tiberias and a fold out plan of the Eastern Inscriptions to the rear of the book. Contents : Volume One : Via Marseilles To Beirut.-Beirut-Sidon; From Sidon, By The Castle Es-Sjukif, To Hasbeiya; Back To Sidon By The Way Of Hunin, Bint-Jebail, And Tyre; From Tyre To Tibnin, Akka And Khaifa. Zig-Zag Tours In Western Galilee; Carmel, And The Country To The South Of It; From Megiddo To Jenin, Samaria, And Shechem; From Shechem To Joppa (Jaffa), And Thence To Jerusalem; A Few days In Jerusalem. Contents : Volume Two : Tour To The Dead Sea, And Through The Southern Parts Of Judea; The Plain Of The Philistines; Once More At Jerusalem; From Jerusalem By Jericho, Ai, And Bethel, To Shechem.-Tour To The Ghor (Jordan Valley); Another Tour To The Ghor And Across Jordan.-From Beisan To Nazareth And The Lake Of Tiberias; From Nazereth To Banias And Damascus.- Travels In Lebanon.-Back To Beirut. Books SEE SCAN- Very Good - original dark green boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spines, bordered and illustrated in black to front boards, light rubbing to spine edges, slight wear to extreme bottom corners of volume I, slight bumping to couple of corners and spine ends. Content - original brown 'bible paper' endpapers, cracked to front hinge volume II [N.B. paper not binding], extensive gift inscription to first free endpaper in both volumes dated 'Sept 30 - 1888 or possibly 1855! SEE SCAN. Usual spotting to borders of tissue guards to both frontispieces with resultant offset spotting to borders of both colour frontispieces and title pages SEE SCAN. also usual slight dusting spotting to borders of pages facing/following maps and slight, faint spotting to last page of text volume I and one faint spot to border of last couple of pages of index, few other very occasional, light, faint spot otherwise, lovely, clean, bright copy of this inexplicably rare work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 004070.

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