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        Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

      Brussels: M.Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muqardt, [1854-]1855-1860. Folio. (17 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). Volume I (all published). Half-title. 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates by F.Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert. Expertly rebound to style in blue half morocco over 19th-century 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 of 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 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Map of Oswego County, New York, from actual surveys under the direction of Samuel Geil ... by B.J. Hunter

      Philadelphia: Gillett, Matthews, [copyright date: 1854]. Engraved map, full original hand-colouring, folding in 36 sections, backed onto linen at a contemporary date, edged with green silk ribbon. (51 3/4 x 57 inches). A fine copy with beautiful colouring of this important large-scale map of Oswego County, New York Established in 1816, Oswego County occupies 968 square miles of land on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario. The present handsome map was the largest and best of Oswego in the nineteenth century. Each township is individually coloured, with every rural property owner located and identified by name. The map includes fifteen integral town plans (some flanked by listings of local businesses) and eight vignette views. The town plans are for the following: Constantia, Mexico, Sand Bank, Pulaski, Oswego, Cleveland, Washingtonville, Fulton, Central Square, Phoenix, Parish, Scriba, New Haven, Hannibal and Hannibal Centre. It is interesting to note that although the map is constructed by Hunter from surveys produced by Geil, it was registered for copyright (in 1854) by Robert Pearsall Smith. Beginning in 1853, Pearsall Smith had contracted with a number of local surveyors to construct maps of New York counties: this was evidently one of those maps. The map is here presented as a case map, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date, rather than in wall map form, thus preserving the beauty of the original colouring, and without the varnish that tends to be such an unwelcome feature of wall maps of the period. Ristow American Maps & Mapmakers p.392.; not in Rumsey

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Los Héroes y las Grandezas de la Tierra. Anales del mundo, formacion, revoluciones y guerra de todos los imperios desde la creacion hasta nuestros dias. Completado el conjunto, hasta el dia de la terminacion de la obra por el Doctor Don Manuel Ortiz de la Vega

      Madrid - Barcelona, Librería de Cuesta - Imprenta de Cervantes a cargo de A. Sierra, 1854 - 1856. Ocho tomos en 4to. mayor contenidos en seis volúmenes: 496 pp. + 504 pp. +512 pp. + 496 pp. + 528 pp. + 638 pp. + 660 pp. + 812 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Con un total de 503 láminas Encuadernación de época, uniforme, en piel marbreada, con tejuelos y lomera ornada.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition, first state of the text, earliest state of the ads. Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 306 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. Housed in a fold-over morocco backed case. 357, [8 ads (dated April 1854)]. A very nice, very handsome copy indeed, internally quite pleasing with a bit of the usual spotting typical to the paper of the period, the binding very expertly and unobtrusively refreshed at the spine panel. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN has taken its place as one of the most important pieces of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned the reputation as a work of great philosophical import.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, DeSilver & Butler, 1854. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, 1p. 'table of contents' printed in red and gilt, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 71 hand-coloured lithographed maps and a city plan, numbered from 1-74 (the 3 double-page maps each given two numbers). Expertly bound to style in red straight grain morocco over original marbled paper covered boards, original red morocco gilt label on the upper cover (some losses to the label). A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 36 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States, and a double-page map of New York State. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid- 1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 813; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey 558

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        History Of The Origin, Formation, And Adoption Of The Constitution Of The United States; With Notices Of Its Principal Framers

      Harper And Brothers, 1854. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. By George Ticknor Curtis First Edition. In Two Volumes. Ex Libris marks on the spines, but no other indication of an ex library. Toning and foxing to the interior pages. Scuffing to the edges and corners with additional scuffing and wear to the boards. Binding is strong. Good. Published By Harper And Brothers, 1854

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce first UK edition of this notable work on the origin of the constitution of the United States. Complete in two volumes. George Ticknor Curtis (November 28, 1812 March 28, 1894) was an American author, writer, historian and lawyer. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of both volumes. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, slight splitting to one rear joint and straining to three hinges. Slight marks to rear boards. Internally, binding of volume I loosening slightly in places, otherwise generally firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        MARISCALES DE CAMPO. Estado Mayor General del ejército español. Historia de los generales que más se han distinguido acompañada de los retratos de cuerpo entero.

      Tomás Fortanet, Madrid 1854 - 43x31, frontis litogr, 244h, texto doble columna, 89láms litogr. Hol det, nervios y dorados en lomo. "- Tomo completo de la obra que consta de 4 vols. Palau nº66906 "Edición lujosa"." 1854

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        Physikalische Briefe für Gebildete aller Stände. Neue vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage in vier Theilen mit vielen Holzschnitten. KOMPLETT!,

      J. B. Müller`s Verlagshandlung, Leipzig, Stuttgart - Marmorierter Hartkarton-Einband, Lederecken minimal abgerieben, Lederrücken zeitgenössisch, mit vielen Skizzen, Diagrammen, Figuren, Holzschnitten im Text. Die drei ersten Teile sind 1854 erschienen, der vierte 1853. ERSTER THEIL: XIV Seiten Vorwort von J. Müller (1847) und Inhaltsübersicht, 204 Seiten. ZWEITER THEIL: 258 Seiten. DRITTER (ERGÄNZENDER) THEIL: 170 Seiten. VIERTER THEIL: 68 Seiten mit 23 Holzschnitten. Eine sehr schöne und seltene Ausgabe, fast stockfleckenfrei, in sehr gutem Zustand. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), Schweizer Mathematiker, der wegen seiner Beiträge zur Analysis, zur Zahlentheorie und zu vielen weiteren Teilgebieten der Mathematik als einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker gilt. --- A card board, half leather bound monograph, complete in four parts, clean contempory leather spine, profusion of sketches and woodcuts, almost no foxing. FIRST PART: XIV, 204 pages. SECOND PART: 258 pages. THIRD PART: 170 pages. FOURTH PART: 68 pages. Altogether very good condition for this genuienely rare collection of essays by the pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). 12 x 18,5 Cm. 0,6 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 600 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, 1854. Folio. (17 5/16 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and a city plan (2 double-page). Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including the first map of Minnesota as a state to appear in an atlas. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 36 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States, and a double-page map of New York State. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid- 1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Cf. Phillips Atlases 807(1852 edition); cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey p.240

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Der sensitive Mensch und sein Verhalten zum Ode. Eine Reihe experimenteller Untersuchungen über ihre gegenseitigen Kräfte und Eigenschaften mit Rücksicht auf die praktische Bedeutung, welche für die Physik, Chemie ... und das gesellschaftliche Leben im weitesten Umfange haben

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1854 - 1858.. 2 Bde. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle. LV, 838; XXX, 758 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Poggendorff II, 593; ADB XVIII, 671; Du Prel 770. - Der Industrielle, Naturforscher und Philosoph Reichenbach (1788-1869) widmete sich seit 1841 der Erforschung wissenschaftlicher Grenzgebiete und beschrieb die Lebenskraft Od (von Odin), eine dem Magnetismus angeblich ähnliche Kraft. - Titel mit kl. Namensstempel Ludwig-Peter Freiherr von Pölnitz (1925-1982, Meister der Freimaurer-Forschungsloge Quatuor Coronati in Bayreuth und Schlossherr von Aschbach in Franken). Tls. etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London - John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of The Poetical Works of Lord Byron with illustrations to frontispiece and illustrated half titles and several fold-out facsimile letters and writings. In ten volumes complete. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (1788 - 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Byron wrote prolifically. In 1832 his publisher, John Murray, released the complete works in 14 duodecimo volumes, including a life by Thomas Moore. Subsequent editions were released in 17 volumes, first published a year later, in 1833. Byron's magnum opus, Don Juan, a poem spanning 17 cantos, ranks as one of the most important long poems published in England since John Milton's Paradise Lost. The masterpiece, often called the epic of its time, has roots deep in literary tradition and, although regarded by early Victorians as somewhat shocking, equally involves itself with its own contemporary world at all levels- social, political, literary and ideological. The figure of the Byronic hero pervades much of his work, and Byron himself is considered to epitomise many of the characteristics of this literary figure. Scholars have traced the literary history of the Byronic hero from John Milton, and many authors and artists of the Romantic movement show Byron's influence during the 19th century and beyond, including Charlotte and Emily Bront. The Byronic hero presents an idealised, but flawed character whose attributes include: great talent; great passion; a distaste for society and social institutions; a lack of respect for rank and privilege; being thwarted in love by social constraint or death; rebellion; exile; an unsavory secret past; arrogance; overconfidence or lack of foresight; and, ultimately, a self-destructive manner. Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. It has been speculated that he suffered from bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Previous owner's ink inscription to front of each volume. Booksellers label to rear pastedown to volume one. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, spine labels absent from volume one, occasional marks, stains and slight wear to boards. Front hingetender, rearstrained to volume one. Internally, firmly bound although with first few pages to volume one starting due to hinge. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight foxing predominantlyto plates and to front and rear, the odd handling mark and with slight tidemarks to frontand rear to volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Poetical Works of George Crabbe [Rare Presentation Copy from Anthony Trollope, author of The Macdermots of Ballycloran, Nina Balatka, Linda Tressel, Is He Popenjoy?, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, The Warden, Barchester Towers, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke's Children, The Claverings, The Way We Live Now and many others]

      Edinburgh : Gall and Inglis, [1854]. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine of this collection of George Crabbe's Poetical Works, bound in an elegant brown leather gift binding, with the boards, compartmented spine, board edges, and the turn-ins lavishly decorated in gilt, and with all page edges gilted; a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE on the front free endpaper as follows: "Florence Lloyd Jones / from her affectionate friend / Anthony Trollope / 8 January 1872" and with Lloyd Jones' bookplate on the front pastedown. Florence Lloyd Jones married Sir George Neville approximately 14 years after Trollope presented her with this book. Rather chary with his signature, Trollope signed a relatively small number of his books and, when signing them, typically signed as "the author" or "the editor" rather than in his own name. Trollope was even less prone to sign books authored by others. That he signed and presented this book to Florence Lloyd Jones shows both a regard for Crabbe's work as well as a high regard for the recipient of his gift. Books signed by Trollope in his own name are absolute hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, showing only a bit of edge rubbing, and being a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME; COMPRISING ALSO A FULL DESCRIPTION OF ITS CLIMATE, SURFACE, SOIL, RIVERS, TOWNS, BEASTS, BIRDS, FISHES, STATE OF ITS SOCIETY, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, MINES, MINING, &c. WITH A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK VIA NICARAGUA, TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK, VIA PANAMA

      Boston. 1854.. xi,356pp. plus large folding color map. 12mo. Original gilt cloth. Head and toe of spine chipped (more so at head of spine), corners lightly worn. Old pencil inscription on front free endpaper: "To His Excelly. Gov. Clarke." A few signatures pulling, but internally clean. Overall very good. Capron went to California in the spring of 1853 as the agent of several mercantile houses in New York. His vivid account includes descriptions of the lurid side of San Francisco, gaming, Chinese inhabitants, the missions of California, life in the mines, mining techniques, etc. "This work gives extensive treatment to the Mexican War and the conquest of California. Part two gives a detailed description of San Francisco, and part three a description of the gold mines of California" - Hill. The handsome colored folding map by Colton includes an inset street map of San Francisco. COWAN, p.104. KURUTZ 116. HOWES C127. ROCQ 16759. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 254. SABIN 10764. GRAFF 580. HILL 254. RUMSEY COLLECTION 2885. STREETER SALE 2734 (this map in pocket form).

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        The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe - Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, History of The Devil, Life of Captain Singleton, Life and Adventures of Duncan Campbell, The Storm, History of the Plague of London, etc

      Henry G Bohn, UK 1854 - New Edition 1854-1861. The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe in seven volumes including - Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, History of The Devil, Life of Captain Singleton, Life and Adventures of Duncan Campbell, The Storm, History of the Plague of London, Life of Captain Singleton and Life of Col Jack, Memoirs of a Cavalier, Memoirs of Capt Carleton, Dickory Cronke etec, Roxana and Life and Adventures of Mother Ross, The True Born Englishman, New Voyage Around the World, Tracts Relating to the Hanovarian Succession etc. Frontis with engraved portrait of the author and notes by Sir Walter Scott. Bookplates to all volumes of Alfred and Otto Beit. Alfred Beit financier and philanthropist, lived at Tewin Water, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. He was much involved in the politics and business of South Africa, friend and buisness partner of Cecil Rhodes. He never married and his estate was inherited by his younger brother Otto. The two different engraved bookplates have illustrations of the house and a view from the library. The books are in their original three quarter bound calf and marbled boards. Gilt tot eh page tops and marbled endpapers. They are in very good condition with slight rubbing to the edges. Nice strong hinges and textblocks. Contents very good. Slight circle stain to the rear board on one volume. A nice set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Histoire des livres Populaires ou de la Littérature du Colportage depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à l'établissement de la Commission d'examen des livres du Colportage (30 novembre 1852)

      Paris,: Librairie d'Amyot,, 1854.. 2 volumes: [iv], xvi, 580, [iv]; [iv], 599, [i] pp. Large 8vo (16 x 24 cm.). Finely bound by Paul Affolter in 3/4 straight grained brown morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered and numbered, uncut, top edges red (a few insignificant rubbings; spines slightly discoloured). With 117 woodcut plates and illustrations of which 49 printed on chinese paper and pasted down. The rare first edition, and one of the few large paper copies printed on vélin. First historical study on the subject and a major work of reference. Apart from some scattered foxing, a fine copy in a very solid and nice binding. Vicard VI col. 73-74.

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        Ramphastos Ariel Ariel Toucan

      London: Hullamandel and Watson, 1854. 2nd edition. Good. John Gould. An original and authentic handcoloured engraving from John Gould's monumental work, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae or Family of Toucans, London, 2nd edition, 1854. The print is on original wove paper heightened by gum arabic, very minor browning but good overall. ALL OUR PRINTS COME IN ACID FREE MOUNT AND SENT BY COURIER ONLY, size 14 x 20 inches

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        Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden

      Stockholm,: Adolf Bonnier,, 1854.. Two volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; an extremely good copy in the original brown cloth, gilt. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the expedition's stops in Honolulu, Tahiti, San Francisco, Sydney and Manila, and shorter notices on various South American ports, the Galapagos, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Cape of Good Hope. The plates include four of Tahiti, three of Hawaii, two of Manila and a view of Mission Dolores, San Francisco. These coloured lithographs are both naâve and attractive. The book was also published in German in 1856, but no edition in English appeared until a translation of the important Hawaiian portion of the narrative by Meiric Dutton was issued in 1954.Forbes has a long article on the important narrative of the Honolulu visit which includes a good account of the town and harbour, and numerous social engagements including a meeting with the king and Saturday horseracing, as well as a trip into the countryside including a visit to the Pali.'Skogman's little known narrative tells of the Royal Swedish voyage... [The] work is much sought after because of its fine colour plates. In the appendices is a section on whaling in the Pacific Ocean...' (Hill). Despite the substantial Australian section, the book is not recorded by Ferguson.Peter Howard, the Berkeley bookseller, has pointed out that 'the Voyages of the Frigate Eugenie in some way paralleled the trips of the Adventurer. They had only one port stop in common, however - Port Famine at the tip of South America. Wherein lies one of the most baffling of Lepidoptera problems.'The collecting habits of scientists on the Eugenie in two generalized pages record the fact that from Hawaii was brought home what proved to be Colias Sponteni. The Adventurer gathered in South America the same blue butterfly, Colias Imperialis.'Between the two ships, ten specimens were collected. No other sighting in South America of Colias Imperialis [Sponteni] has ever been recorded. The morphology of Colias Imperialis is not suitable to southern South America. One private scholar has spent over $50,000 in pursuit of a scientific solution to the problem. I am indebted to the University of California at Davis scientist Arthur Shapiro for every bit of this knowledge. He has swept the plains of South America for decades, looking for a single Colias Imperialis. The number of specimens gathered by the Adventurer is proof that the bug bred there, he insists...'.Borba de Moraes, p. 815; Hawaii One Hundred, 76; Hill, p. 573; Kroepelien, 1196; not in Ferguson; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1179.

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        A genealogical & chronological chart of the royal and distinguished houses of Europe, from the earliest periods to the present time, with the arms, flags & principal orders of knighthood belonging to each

      London.: Charles & Edwin Layton, 1854 Lithographed title, chromolithographed frontispiece, dedication and 24 pages concertina, mounted on linen, with hand-coloured coats of arms and insignia at head and some hand-colouring in text. Title page is foxed with light waterstain on the corner, some other sheets with browning and some waterstaining at the begining to a few text pages. Original cover is worn, hinges breaking, a restoration might be useful. The pages with the charts and coats of arms are in good condition, unmarked. Very scarce, only 3 copies in WorldCat. This is a huge and heavy volume. Photo available upon request.

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        Wreck of the U.S. Steam Ship "Arctic". Off Cape Race Wednesday September 27th. 1854

      New York: Published by N. Currier, 1854. Tinted lithograph, coloured by hand, by Charles Parsons after Buttersworth (working from a sketch by James Smith), printed by N. Currier. 27 x 20 5/8 inches. A dramatic image of a disaster at sea. James Smith of Jackson, Missouri, supplied the original sketch of the scene. The 2,850-ton 'Arctic' was relatively luxurious and fast, with a top speed of over 12 knots, and along with the 'Atlantic', 'Pacific' and 'Baltic' formed the core of Collins Line fleet (the main American opponent of Cunard in the 1850s). The 'Arctic' on 'her homeward voyage from Liverpool, during dense fog... came in collision with the French iron propeller "Vesta", and was so badly injured that in about 5 hours she sank stern foremost, by which terrible calamity nearly 300 persons are supposed to have perished'. In fact 322 people drowned and only 86 were saved. Conningham 679; Gale 7340

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        A LETTER FROM ROME, SHEWING AN EXACT CONFORMITY BETWEEN POPERY AND PAGANISM ... BY CONYERS MIDDLETON ... LONDON M,DCC,XLI

      San Francisco. Completed 18 February 1854.. [6],244pp. plus blanks and plates. Original illustrated manuscript, executed on rectos and versos of lined octavo paper stock in black, red and brown inks, then bound in full 19th century beveled calf, raised bands, decorations in blind, spine lettered in gilt, decorated endsheets, with binder's ticket of "J. Tretler, Binder. Washington City." Binding rubbed, small shelf-label removal mark, bookplate (properly deaccessioned from a theological institution), else very good, the manuscript in fine state. A remarkable artifact, being an illustrated manuscript transcription of Middleton's work, executed as a diversion by then Captain Edward D. Townsend while stationed in San Francisco with the U.S. Army's Division of the Pacific, under the command of General Ethan A. Hitchcock. A 2 1/4 page Preface by Townsend, signed and dated by him at the conclusion in San Francisco outlines the origin and intent of the undertaking, indicating that he was loaned an 18th century printed edition of the book by General Hitchcock in the course of their casual discussions about religion, and he made the elegant transcription so that he might return the original, retain a copy, and produce "a memento of many pleasant hours in San Francisco...." The manuscript is illustrated with an elaborate pictorial extra-title, and eight illustrations in the body of the work, hors texte, executed with considerable skill in ink and pencil, chiefly of religious subjects. However, one drawing might easily be considered a scene in the western mountains. Townsend (1817 - 1893), an 1837 West Point graduate, had an active and distinguished military career, including service in the Florida War, the Cherokee Removal, and along the Canadian border 1838-41. He transferred to the Adjutant General service in 1846, and was assigned to California from 1851-1856. During his eventual assignment to Washington, he was Adjutant General to General Winfield Scott, and during the course of the Civil War, filled many senior positions (including acting Secretary of War), and eventually was promoted to the rank of Major General. He was in charge of the Honor Guard for Lincoln's burial, and oversaw the official collection of the war records. as this manuscript attests, Edwards was a deeply religious man, and among his later publications is CATECHISM OF THE BIBLE ... (NY: Episcopal Sunday School Union, 1859). His ANECDOTES OF THE CIVIL WAR ... appeared in 1883, and in 1970, the Ward Ritchie Press published THE CALIFORNIA DIARY OF GENERAL E.D. TOWNSEND, edited by Malcolm Edwards. The illustrations from his diary exhibit the same significant skill evident in the present drawings, although they, of course, relate directly to California. The diary provides ample context for the present manuscript and confirms Townsend's preoccupation with theological matters during his posting in California; however, as a consequence of an unfortunate gap in the printed narrative from 8 February 1853 to 15 September 1854, there is no specific mention of this manuscript. In all, this highly unusual manuscript records one of the off-duty preoccupations of a ranking military figure of significance posted to Northern California coincident with one of the region's most historically important decades. Accompanied by a copy of the 1970 CALIFORNIA DIARY....

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        Two Poems

      Chapman & Hall, London 1854 - Original printed wrappers. Contains first appearances of two poems, "A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and "The Twins," by Robert Browning. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London- John Murray, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779 - 81) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of fifty-two poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. In three volumes complete. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most 'important': John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. One of the lives, Richard Savage, was previously printed as Life of Mr Richard Savage in 1744. Johnson began writing his 'lives', or individual biographical pieces, in 1740. The Lives, which were critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and they were quite larger than originally expected. As Johnson justified in the advertisement for the work, my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character. However, he did not limit himself to a dry series of dates and biography, but created a series of Lives with, according to his 1783 edition Preface, the honest intention of giving pleasure. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglicanand committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. In a prize presentation binding with bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Bound by Stephen Austin, Hertford, with binder's stamp to front free endpaper. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally, in excellent condition with only slight wear to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with slight scattered foxing to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Guide de la conversation (grammaire, dialogues, vocabulaire) Français - Turc [Turque]. Avec la prononciation figurée. Enrichi d?un tableau comparatif des monnaies, poids et mesures. / Fransizdjè vè turktchè tekellum riçalèci

      Paris, Librairie Orientale de Maisonneuve, 1854.. Oblong small octavo. Pp. xxxii, 112. Set in triple columns. Publisher?s catalogue. Bound in the original orange stiff wrappers, worn under plasticization, corner clipped off from half-title, date stamp on last page. In good condition. - - First edition. The first part is an extended introduction; the second part brings fragments of basic conversation; the third part is a vocabulary list of most common, or practical words. All three parts are printed in French, Turkish, and in a useful transcription of the Turkish into Latin characters. The work concludes with a table of the currencies, weights, and measures of the Ottoman Empire, again in the same triple language system. See Julius Theodor Zenke: Bibliotheca orientalis: Manuel de bibliographie orientale (Leipzig, 1846). Rare. Apparently there is no copy in any European library. No records found in KVK. No copies in European Register of Microform and Digital Masters. No copy in French Union Catalog.

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        A CENTURY OF FERNS

      Published by William Pamplin, 1854. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Being figures with brief descriptions of 100 new, or rare, or imperfectly known species of ferns, from various parts of the world. Leather spine with gilt titles. 100 colour plates. Spine edges are worn. Corners are bumped. Front and rear joints cracked. Inscription in ink to title page. Some light foxing. Illustrations are bright. [S]

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        The History of Magic. By Joseph Ennemoser. Translated from the German by William Howitt. To which is Added an Appendix of the Most Remarkable and Best Authenticated Stories of Apparitions, Dreams, Second Sight, Somnambulism, Predictions, Divination, Witchcraft, Vampires, Fairies, Table-Turning, and Spirit-Rapping. Selected by Mary Howitt

      London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1854., 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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        The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery: Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain. Selected from the works of John Lindley R. Sweet and D. Don to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. by a practical floriculturist, 4 volumes, complete

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

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        Life of George Washington. The Citizen

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

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        [Dead Souls.] Home Life in Russia

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

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES &c

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1854.. Folio, 17 1/16 x 14 inches. Chromolithographic title with large vignette, handcolored frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, seventy-three handcolored lithographed maps, charts, and city plans (three double-page). Publisher's red half morocco and green marbled paper covered boards, morocco label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. In a cloth box, leather label. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories, including city plans of New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the ...ATLAS... concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty- three maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, and alter the maps and to hand-color the maps. References: PHILLIPS ATLASES 809. RISTOW, pp.311-13. RUMSEY, p.240.

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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...IN 1853

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

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        Description Des Fêtes Populaires Données à Valenciennes Les 11, 12, 13 Mai 1851, Par la Société des Incas

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

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        Hard Times for these Times.

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

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        Hard Times

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

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        Hard times for these times / By Charles Dickens

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

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        HARD TIMES: For These Times

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

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        Oeuvres inédites précédées de Documents historiques, littéraires et biographiques. [ Edition originale ]

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

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        Aulacoramphus Albivitta [Pl. 49]

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

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

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

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        WALDEN: Or, Life in the Woods

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

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        The Poetical Works of George Crabbe [Rare Presentation Copy from Anthony Trollope, author of The Macdermots of Ballycloran, Nina Balatka, Linda Tressel, Is He Popenjoy?, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, The Warden, Barchester Towers, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke's Children, The Claverings, The Way We Live Now and many others]

      Edinburgh : Gall and Inglis, [1854]. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine of this collection of George Crabbe's Poetical Works, bound in an elegant brown leather gift binding, with the boards, compartmented spine, board edges, and the turn-ins lavishly decorated in gilt, and with all page edges gilted; a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE on the front free endpaper as follows: "Florence Lloyd Jones / from her affectionate friend / Anthony Trollope / 8 January 1872" and with Lloyd Jones' bookplate on the front pastedown. Florence Lloyd Jones married Sir George Neville approximately 14 years after Trollope presented her with this book. Rather chary with his signature, Trollope signed a relatively small number of his books and, when signing them, typically signed as "the author" or "the editor" rather than in his own name. Trollope was even less prone to sign books authored by others. That he signed and presented this book to Florence Lloyd Jones shows both a regard for Crabbe's work as well as a high regard for the recipient of his gift. Books signed by Trollope in his own name are absolute hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, showing only a bit of edge rubbing, and being a PRESENTATION COPY FROM ANTHONY TROLLOPE TO FLORENCE LLOYD JONES, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE. RARE.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America

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

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        PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA HABANA. DECIMA CORRIDA DEL PRIMER ABONO, PARA EL DOMINGO 16 DE JULIO DE 1854, A LAS 5 DE LA TARDE [caption title]

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

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        The History of England

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

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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS.

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

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London- John Murray 1854 - Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779 - 81) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of fifty-two poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. In three volumes complete. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most 'important': John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. One of the lives, Richard Savage, was previously printed as Life of Mr Richard Savage in 1744. Johnson began writing his 'lives', or individual biographical pieces, in 1740. The Lives, which were critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and they were quite larger than originally expected. As Johnson justified in the advertisement for the work, my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character. However, he did not limit himself to a dry series of dates and biography, but created a series of Lives with, according to his 1783 edition Preface, the honest intention of giving pleasure. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglicanand committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. In a prize presentation binding with bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Bound by Stephen Austin, Hertford, with binder's stamp to front free endpaper. Condition: In armorial calf bindings. Externally, in excellent condition with only slight wear to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with slight scattered foxing to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        H.

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

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