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      PARIS, VICTOR LECOU, 1854 In-4° - Elegante legatura in mezza pelle verde con angoli e carta maculata; filetto in oro ai piatti lungo le linee di congiunzione tra il pellame  e la carta decorata; al dorso, autore, titolo, data ed elaborati fregi agli scomparti. All'interno, brossura editoriale salvaguardata. (3) - XVII - 454 pagine numerate compresi occhietto e frontespizio con vignetta silografata, antiporta figurata, 47 tavole fuori testo e centinaia di illustrazioni nel testo. Le silografie sono tratte da disegni dello stesso Autore ed eseguite da Calame, Girardet, D'Aubigny, De Bar, Gagnet e Forest. Prima rara edizione di quest'opera divertente e fortunata, descrittiva di tutto l'arco alpino occidentale, dalla Savoia al Cervino per arrivare fino a Nizza e Monaco, piacevolmente  illustrata, di particolare interesse il capitolo sul Monte Bianco. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, particolarmente fresco all'interno. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        The County Election

      Line and mezzotint engraving by John Sartain, Philadelphia 1854 - One of the leading American genre painters of the mid-nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created some of the most memorable views of American small town life. Bingham was fascinated by the democratic process and by the ways in which it permeated everyday existence in communities far removed from the big cities. Inspired perhaps by scenes he had witnessed personally, Bingham depicted the days when ballots were handwritten and politicians addressed the local public from soap boxes or tree stumps. In "The County Election," Bingham created another quaint scene which conveyed the ideal of the simple and modest life of 19th-century American communities. While some men seem to cluster in important debates regarding the election at hand, others sit on the outskirts of the scene, lazily observing the commotion. Again, children and pets play in the dust of the unpaved street, seemingly oblivious of the election and the excitement it induces. Nostalgic and sentimental, Bingham's views were perhaps not fully realistic visions of small town American life in the 19th century, but they did represent the ideal of a rural, innocent, and peaceful existence for which so many late 19th-century Americans longed - especially on the eve of the Civil War. Still, Bingham's subtle and splendid engravings offer a glimpse into a time when the democratic system was still, in many ways, a grassroots movement and when all Americans felt eager to participate.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        La Révolution dans les Moeurs. *

      Paris, E. Dentu 1854 - La Famille - Le Monde - La vieille femme - Les jeunes Gens - Le Mariage - Les Demoiselles à marier - Les Gens riches - Les Lettres et les Arts - La Pudeur sociale - Le Catholicisme. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, E. Dentu 1854. Belle reliure demi maroquin vert à coins signée David. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de petits fers dorés. Filet doré bordant les plats. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Quelques pales rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Bon état. Format in-12° (19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1st Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION in book form, a beautiful copy with noted provenance. "Little Dorrit, the saddest of all [Dickens's] novels and also, according to Shaw, 'a more seditious book than Das Kapital' (Shaw on Dickens, 51), brings together scathing criticism of the country's governing institutions (here represented by the all-powerful and all-pervading 'Circumlocution Office'), a vivid portrayal in the story of Mrs Clennam of the harshly Calvinistic version of Christianity that was so strong in Victorian culture, and a depiction of the public greed and gullibility that produces the frenzy of speculation associated with the activity of the swindling financier Mr Merdle, together with Dickens's deeper personal preoccupations about his childhood sufferings and his father's shaming imprisonment in the Marshalsea. Dickens's attack on the inefficiency and ineptitude of the aristocratic management of the Royal Literary Fund and his repeated but vain attempts, made with Forster and others, to reform it (1854-8) were another manifestation of his fierce exasperation at this time with the state of contemporary public life" (Dictionary of National Biography). "Little Dorrit stands between Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend as the second of Dickens' three great panoramic novels. Each of these novels presents a broad picture of all levels of society and their interactions... But Little Dorrit in many ways goes beyond its predecessors in its analysis of the conditions of life of commercial and urban man, and in the symbolic unity of its conception" (Miller, Charles Dickens: The World of his Novels). First issue, with the required points (three line errata on page xiv, "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371; "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp. 469ff). Provenance: From the collection of Leonard Daneham Cunliffe, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and one of Britain's most distinguished collectors. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. Complete with engraved title, etched frontispiece, and 38 plates by Phiz. Octavo, contemporary full polished calf gilt by Rimell; marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Text and plates remarkably clean. Exquisite contemporary binding in fine condition. An outstanding copy, rare in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Recherches sur l'origine des ladreries, maladreries et léproseries

      Guillaumin, Paris 1854 - in-8 demi-veau glacé cerise, pièces brune et orange, dos à nerfs richement orné (rel moderne), VIII-391 pp, liste des auteurs cités. Edition originale. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Porträt. Halbfigur im Pelzmantel sitzend, halblinks. Original - Lithographie auf gewaltztem China von A. Schieferdecker, Druck des Königl. lith. Instituts zu Berlin, Bildgrösse: 37 x 33 cm, Blattgrösse: 62 x 46 cm, 1854.

      - Sehr schönes und ausdrucksstarkes Blatt. - Am Blattrand leicht stockfleckig. - Im Handel sehr selten. - Nicht in der großen Porträtsammlung Diepenbroick verzeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Eschmann]
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        Wild Scenes and Song Birds. Illustrated with colored lithographs, drawn by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

      New York: George P. Putnam & Co., 1854. 8vo (243 x 163 mm), xii, 347pp. With 20 chromolithographic plates. Original publisher's de luxe binding of brown morocco gilt, cover with elaborate blocked design in gilt and blind with large central sunken lozenge blocked with a gilt vignette of the "southern mocking bird" signed "Tompson" (in reverse). Gilt edges. Minor rubbing to joints, a very good copy. First edition, first issue with the Òindecent platesÓ. An early example of American chromolithography. ÒMiller's contribution consists of five views of Indian life, four of which, according to the author, are of "scenes in the camp of the Delawares," although they are almost certainly based on the artist's sketches of the Snake Indians (a sub-group of the Shoshone). Bennett p.111; Reese 28; Ripley p.307; Tyler Prints of the American West pp.64-5; Zimmer p.667.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug ("M. G. Saphir") im Titel.

      [Wien, vor 28. August 1854]. - 7½ SS. auf 4 Bll. Gr.-4to. Manuskript zu Saphirs "Wochenkrebs"-Kolumne, geringfügig überarbeitet erschienen in Saphirs Satirezeitschrift "Der Humorist" vom 28. August 1854 (liegt in Fotokopie bei): über den Krimkrieg etc. - Blaues Papier, braune Tinte (durchscheinend), fleckig, Randschäden, teils mittels Papierstreifen repariert, Schnittspuren (2 Zeilen Textverlust).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Lost Arctic Voyagers Ð in three parts Followed by Dr. Rae's Report Ð in one part

      NF. London: Office, 16, Wellington St. North, 1854. First edition. Household Words - A Weekly Journal - Conducted by Charles Dickens, Volume 10. The four articles, all published in December 1854, appear on pages 361-365, 385-393, 433-437 (The Lost Arctic Explorers), and 457-459 (Dr. RaeÕs Report). Volume 10 is bound together with Volume 9. Contemporary half green calf and pebbled cloth, gilt-ruled spine in six compartments, red calf lettering pieces, marbled edges. Very light spotting on endpapers. Contemporary bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. & & Aside from being a prolific novelist, Charles Dickens was also the publisher, editor and major contributor to the weekly journal Household Words, which appeared between 1850 and 1859. Dickens shared the British public's interest in the heroic endeavors of their Arctic explorers, and was deeply affected by the tragic Franklin story. Several weeks after Rae's "Report to the Admiralty" appeared in The Times and The Illustrated London News, Dickens started a series of articles in Household Words titled "The Lost Arctic Voyagers" in which he closely examined all aspects of the alleged fate of John Franklin and his crew. Although Dickens held Rae in very high regard, he refused to believe Rae's conclusion that cannibalism had taken place.

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        Madonna mit dem Jesuskind. Bleistiftzeichnung nach einem Gemälde von Lucas Cranach. Signiert und datiert, auf getöntem bzw. präparierten festen weißen Papier und in Weiß fein graviert

      1854 - Thieme/Becker XVIII, 125; Nagler VI, 395. - Gustav Jäger erhielt seine Ausbildung an der Akademie in Dresden, schloss sich später in München an Schnorr von Carolsfeld an, später in Rom, München und Weimar beteiligte er sich an Freskomalereien in den dortigen Schlössern. Seine Werke umfassen mehrheitlich den christlichen Themenkreis und sind sehr innig in der Empfindung, wie diese hier dargestellte Madonna mit dem Jesuskind, das die Mutter in ihren Armen umschließt, und dabei ihrem Kind in den Händen einen Traubenstock birgt; ein sehr fein durchgezeichnetes Madonnen-Porträt, das in meisterhafter Weise den nazarenischen Stil kennzeichnet. - Auf altem braunem Kartonpapier montiert und in tadelloser frischer Erhaltung Bildgröße 25 x 17 cm, Blattgr. 38 x 29 cm

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        Nouvelles Recherches sur les Feux d'Artifice

      Paris: l'Auteur 1854 - 1/2T + TP + iv + 638 illus. index, 1/4 leather, TGS, on marbled boards, 22 cm. See Philip C030.3. This a is beautiful example of this book. Rag paper shows slight foxing in places, but still supple and intact. "Chertier is generally considered to be one of the great pioneers of present day pyrotechny. His Essay of 1836 is a landmark, as it introduces all the basic colors into fireworks for the first time. His 1854 edition introduces a number of other important chemicals into the pyrotechnist's range and many of his experiments in the mid-19th century have been 're-discovered' by later workers. As Michael Swisher says, "a profound intuitive chemist whose work is the foundation on which much subsequent work stands." The author invented modern colored fireworks and this is his testament. NOT A REPRODUCTION! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flitch of Bacon

      London - Geo. Routledge and Co, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth, inscribed by the author on title page to one James Beazley in 1863. With many illustrations by John Gilbert. The awarding of a flitch of bacon to married couples who can swear to not having regretted their marriage for a year and a day is an old tradition, the remnants of which still survive in some pockets in England. Condition: Expertly rebacked to original blue cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with foxing, mainly to frontispiece. Overall: GOOD.

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        A Sketcher's Tour Round the World

      Published by Hurst and Blackett successors to Henry Colburn , London 1854 - , xii, 411 pages with 20 [of 21] tinted lithographic plates, publisher's catalogue at rear [33] Second Edition , head and tail of spine and corners scuffed, some cloth chipped at spine ends, few faint marks to covers but nice bright gilt, lacks 1 plate [Shanghai], in good condition , blue cloth with gilt stamped design to front, rear and spine, gilt stamped titles to spine, all edges gilt 25 x 17 cms approx Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4....volume IV [4]

      Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856], 1856. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        The right way, or, practical lectures on the decalogue

      Carlton & Phillips. Hardcover. B00089Y1NK 1854 Carlton & Phillips. 277 pages, plus advertisements. The relatively scarce and out-of-print first book by Jonathan Townley Crane, a Methodist minister most widely known as the father of famous author Stephen Crane. A graduate of the Princeton Theological Seminary, Crane enjoyed an active career as an educator, pastor and writer. He was active in local temperance movements, and strongly supported abolitionist causes. This hardcover copy (a series of reflections and essays on the Ten Commandments) has light edge wear, fraying and bumping at the corners of the decorative purplish-brown cloth boards. The text is unmarked, albeit foxed throughout. The binding is sturdy and intact, although the rear hinge is beginning to split at the foot. The remnants of a bookplate are affixed to the front paste down endpaper. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1/1/1854.

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        [Op. 8]. Trio für Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell. [Score and parts]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 8953. [1854]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-55; 12; 10 pp. Engraved. & & From the collection of the English pianist, conductor and writer Edward Dannreuther, with his oval handstamp to title and parts. & & Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing; dampstaining to outer margins of parts just extending into printed area. . First Edition, first issue. Rare. Hofmann p. 17. McCorkle p. 25. Hoboken IV, 9.& & Dannreuther was largely responsible for introducing Brahms's music to England.

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        Das namenlose Taschenbüchelchen. Ein humoristisches Vielliebchen. Als Manuskript gedruckt für den Verfasser

      Frankfurt, Krebs-Schmitt, 1854.. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln von A. Schroedter. 111 S. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit Goldprägung auf beiden Decken. 11 x 7 cm. Kein Exemplar im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Seltenes Lyrikbändchen des Frankfurter Buchhändlers und Verlegers, in dem er selbstironisch auf die politischen und literarischen Verhältnisse seiner Zeit zurückblickt. - Vor dem Titel ein Blatt mit einer gedruckten Besitzanzeige (allerdings ohne ausgefüllten Namen), verso Titel der Vermerk "Der Besitz dieses Büchelchens schließt die Verbindlichkeit in sich, es nicht in andere Hände übergehen zu lassen". - Die hübsche Jahreszeitenfolge stammt von dem Maler und Graphiker Adolph Schroedter, der mit einer Nichte des Verfassers verheiratet war. Eine kleine Holzstichvignette zeigt Jügel inmitten seiner Verlagsprodukte. - Vordere Vorsätze mit Loch, mit wenigen Korrekturen in Tinte, vermutlich vom Verfasser. - Hübsches Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Na Motu; or, Reef-Rovings in the South Seas. A Narrative of Adventures at the Hawaiian, Georgian and Society Islands

      New York: Pudney & Russell 1854. New York: Pudney & Russell, 1854.. First edition.. Some slight stains and foxing, particularly to the plates; very nice copy.. Hill 1325; Forbes 2046. 8vo, modern half red morocco, red cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering. Engraved title and eleven plates. ¦ ÒIn 1848 Perkins sailed on the Planet, an American whaling ship, to Hawaii, where he lived for nearly two years. He later spent considerable time on Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti, in the Society Islands. Perkins gives interesting data on whaling as well as on the islands he visitedÓ - Hill; ÒAn important and lively narrative of life in Hawaii between 1849 and 1851Ó - Forbes.

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        Lange's Upper Rhine, le Haut Rhin. Le Rhin et ses bords depuis les alpes jusqu'à Mayence. Collection de vues pittoresques par L. Rohbock, Louis & Jules Lange, gravées sur acier par les premiers artistes de l'Allemagne et accompagnées d'un texte historique et descriptif par J. W. Appell. traduit de l'allemand par Le Belley-Hertzog (PREMIERE PARTIE SEULE)

      1854 Darmstadt, Gustave George Lange, seul dépôt pour la France ; chez Scriba Frères à Paris, 22 rue des Blancs Manteaux ; à Londres : Lange & Koehler New River Head ; à New-York : W & B Lange William Street, 1854 - très fort in 8 (24 x 17 cm), 512 + IV. Ouvrage illustré de 148 planches en noir, gravées sur acier, sur papier fort et en hors texte de L. Rohbock, Louis & Jules Lange. Reliure demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisse, fers et titre dorés. Edition originale de la PREMIERE partie de cet ouvrage qui en compte deux, et de toute rareté (surtout la seconde partie). La seconde partie est intitulée depuis Mayence jusqu'à Cologne, paru en 1857 chez les mêmes éditeurs (X + 687 pages avec 174 planches). L'ensemble constitue un panorama complet des bords du Rhin (Allemagne, Suisse, Pays Bas, Alsace, Autriche, Liechtenstein). Dans cette première partie, le voyage concerne le Haut Rhin depuis la source du Rhin jusqu'à Mayence en passant pas Bâle, Colmar, Baden-Baden, Bergheim etc.- Reliure en bon état, coins frottés, Ouvrage collationné, bien complet de ses 148 planches gravées, intérieur en état moyen : texte avec nombreuses rousseurs continues, gravures sur papier fort aux marges extrêmement jaunies (certainement un très long séjour en milieu humide), quelques déchirures sans manque n'altèrent en rien la lecture du texte ou le visuel des gravures (en marge du texte pages 14 et 504, en marge des gravures 145-146-147-148), ETAT D'USAGE

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        ESPAÑA ANTE LA ASAMBLEA CONSTITUYENTE. Observaciones político-sociales con motivo de la publicación del manifiesto dirigido por El Conde de Canga Argüelles a los electores de la Provincia de Oviedo

      1854 - Madrid, Imprenta de T. Fortanet. 1854.4º, plena piel, planos decorados con estampaciones de volante en esquinas y florón central, rueda dorada e hilos dorados. Lomo decorado con hilos dorados, cortes dorados. 83 p.Se acompaña la reproducción realizada en Gijón; im. y libr. a cargo de D.L. González.: Para que todo el mundo se haga cargo de las fútiles razones en que abunda el manifiesto suscrito por el señor Conde de Canga Argüelles el 15 de Setiembre último en Roces, dirigido á los electores de la provincia de Oviedo, y no repartido en Gijon hasta el 2 de este, la reproducimios á continuacion, juntamente con la réplica que la Milicia Nacional le ha hecho, el comunicado que el señor conde pasó á La Verdad con fecha 3 del actual y la contestación á dicho comunicado.Junto a un manuscrito títulado: JUICIOS CRÍTICOS SOBRE EL FOLLETO ESPAÑA ANTE LA ASAMBLEA CONSTITUYENTE, con cartas de D. Pedro de la Hoz, Rafael Beltran de Lis, Obispo de Barcelona, Obispo de Gerona, Monseñor Franchi, Manuel Ovilo y Otero, Benito Forcelledo obispo de Astorga, etc.Junto con cinco hojas recortes de periódico: Juício crítico del Periódico La Esperanza del Jueves 7 de diciembre de 1854 y "La Verdad". política, Canga Argüelles, España, Asamblea constituyente

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        Bankoku-Tokai Nendai-Ki... [A Chronicle of Foreign Relations]

      N.p. (Japan),, 1854.. Small octavo, with two fine coloured woodblock prints, one double-page; original stitched wrappers, original cloth folding case; now preserved in a handsome green quarter morocco bookform box, banded spine gilt with red morocco labels. Rare and charming Japanese publication, with two fine coloured woodcuts, one a double-page view of a Dutch ship entering Nagasaki Bay, and the other depicting a Russian naval officer in full dress uniform.This slight volume was published as a description of the various voyages of foreign nations that arrived in Japan, from the earliest times up to the arrival of Perry at Uraga and Shimoda in 1854. One of the prints was used in the publication two years earlier of Manjiro Nakahama's famous Record of Drifting (see our catalogue of the Carlsmith collection, number 278).Dutch traders operated in Nagasaki in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries: they were confined to the island of Deshima (Dejima), in the harbour. Only about two hundred by eighty metres, it had originally been set aside for the Portuguese as a compromise allowing them to be in Japan but preventing their propagation of Christianity. The Dutch merchants of the VOC were exotic figures, as their confinement to Deshima meant that they would barely have been seen by most residents of Nagasaki, let alone other Japanese of the period. The depiction of exotic foreigners in the Japanese decorative arts was a feature that began in the early eighteenth century: in recent years we have offered an important Imari bowl depicting VOC ships and personnel, and a rare printed view of the island.Edo, 1854 (illustrated, p. 58).

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        Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati

      Trieste: Presso la Libreria di Colombo Coen,, 1854. Con alcune Carte Geographiche Topographiche ed Orographiche per la Guerra d'Oriente. Quarto (322 × 232 mm) Contemporary red skiver-backed marbled boards, title gilt to the spine. Lithographic folding general map as frontispiece, 15 single-tint lithographic city views, and a folding plan of Kronstadt. A little rubbed, plates lightly browned, the text variably so, one plate with a small hole to the margin, paper flaw, but overall a very good copy. First and only edition, attractive and uncommon, just 7 copies on OCLC, 4 of them in Italy and one apiece in the USA - Harvard - Germany - Bayerische Staatsbiblioothek - and Switzerland, Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese - no copy in the UK. A timely, and thorough, description of the Baltic and the cities of its coast, published during the Crimean War: "The eyes and the hearts of all nations are today looking east to the terrible struggle between Russia and Turkey and her allies France and England" (Preface). Plates include Åland, Åbo, St. Petersburg, Sveaborg - now Suomenlinna - Helsinki, and Kronstadt - 2 plates and a plan.

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        The Apocalypse Explained, According To the Spiritual Sense

      London, UK: William Newbery, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8. (full book description) William Newbery, London, UK, 1854. Revised Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8", 6 Volumes Complete 1854-1871. " A New Edition Revised and Corrected". Cream covers with 2 black leather spine labels, all around page end gold gilt and marbled endpapers. Volume 1 front endpaper hinge paper has tear along its length and a 1/8", 1" chip at rear one and an ink gift note after front endpaper, covers are dirty, rest of endpaper in Fine condition, texts Near Fine. Volume 1 Good+, rest VG-. hard to find set. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        American Scenery, Illustrated

      New York: Leavitt and Allen, 1854. First Edition. Full Blindstamped Morocco. Very Good Minus. A special of this work, with its 32 plates hand-colored, unlike the typical copy. 4to, 9.5 by 8 inches. 310 pp. Large, light dampstain affecting first few text leaves, then fading. Other soiling and light foxing on a few of these leaves, and a few early plates having light foxing. Some later plates with marginal finger smudging, and one with a small light dampstain. The tissue guards are slovenly -- a good number appear to have been tipped in later, and many are creased and a nuisance. Most of the contents otherwise is clean. Blindstamped calf binding chipped in upper spine extremity and some goupiness in upper front joint. Otherwise light wear.

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        Traite Theoretique et Pratique de la Conduitee de la Distribution des Eaux

      Carillon-Goeury, Paris 1854 - Two volumes, brown leather spines and marbled boards. Volume I, 464 pages text, foxed, about 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Volume II, illustrations, many double-page; rubbed spot on front board; foxed a little but plates quite nice, about 13 x 10 1/2 inches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1854. Good. DELASIAUVE [Dr. Louis]. TRAITE DE L'EPILEPSIE HISTOIRE - TRAITEMENT - MEDECINE LEGALE. Paris: Victor Masson, 1854. 559 pp. 8vo., half dark green morocco stamped in gilt, sunned to brown at spine. Ex-library with faint spine markings. Black paper covered boards worn, corners bumped, spine scraped. Two personal bookplates to front endpapers, both black and white, illustrated, one with the names of two doctors, one female. Moderate to heavy foxing. A few dogeared pages, else very good, complete.

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      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots to outer margins (outside image area), light toning to upper and lower right edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), short edge tear well outside image. Very good bright condition. An interesting view of the Mining display, highlighting the architecture of the Crystal Palace which was the venue for the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The displays included "specimens of lead ore exhibited by the Arkansas Mining Company." .

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        "Octagonal Room"

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint spots to lower left margin (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. Attractive view of the "Octagonal Room" showcasing art from the German States inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from May 1 to October 15 1851. This lithograph, printed in rich colors, was published as one of the folio plates for "Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts." The accompanying text states: "There was perhaps no portion of the Foreign Department of the Great Exhibition which received a greater number of separate visits of inspection from each individual composing the many thousands of persons who daily crowded the crystal avenues, than that octangular space in which were so tastefully displayed the best productions of art which the German States composing the Zollverein could assemble together." .

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      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. An attractive view by Joseph Nash of the "Zollverein" exhibition showcasing German art, inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. "The Zollverein, or 'Great Customs' Union,' is the most extensive of the three commercial groups into which Germany may be divided." Although the dominant feature of this image is the sculpture of the Amazon by Professor A. Kiss of Berlin, other interesting items include: "a Globe [ by M. Kummer] in relief, 4 feet in diameter, on a pedestal. It was constructed of papier-mache; and in the execution regard was not only paid to the summits of the mountains, but to all highlands, rives, and towns..."In the gallery was placed an Organ, by Messsrs. Schulze." .

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        France No.4

      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Light scattered foxing to lower margin and lower right corner, single fix mark to upper left corner (just outside image), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. A beautiful view of the interior architecture of the Crystal Palace and of a section of the French exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. At the left is the display of bronze manufactures of Le Rolle Freres; at right what appears to be a ceramic display by Ed. Honore, at the centre a display of silver by C. Christopher. .

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      London.: Dickinson Bros.. [ 1854].. Color lithograph with added hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint foxing spots to outer margins (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A pleasing view, showing off the architecture of the hall as well as a portion of the "Russia" exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. According to the text, the main attraction of the Russian exhibition was in the Russian Malachite: "The manufacture of the Malachite doors, which form so prominent a feature in the accompanying plate, is said to have occupied thirty men working day and night for a whole year." .

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        Sweden & Denmark

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

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

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

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

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

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        HARD TIMES

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

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

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

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

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        Les nuits d'orient : Contes nocturnes / par Mery

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

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        Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindungen.,

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

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        Views of North Wales - 1854

      1854 A series of eleven pencil drawings, some highlighted with watercolour, principally of Dolgellau; Llanbadarn Fawr and Barmouth, minimal amount of foxing, the views, each 36 * 25 cm, mounted on larger sheets with manuscript titles below. Although unsigned the drawings are ably executed with attention paid to good topographical accuracy and detailing that include several inhabitants in traditional dress. From the dates appended it is clear that the artist stayed in the vicinity for several months and may even have resided at the house Bryn Neyfeyd to the south west of Dolgellau. The caption titles read as follows:- Old Church at Llanbadafn Fawr, N Wales 1854. Llanbadarn Fawr, N Wales 1854. Bridge at Dolgelly, N Wales, August 1854. Bridge & Town at Dolgelly N Wales, August 1854. Bridge at Dolgelly N Wales, 1854. Mill at Dolgelly, 1854. Bryn Neyfeyd, Dolgelly, September 1854. Cottage near Dolgelly, 1854. Lynn Lynnoch near Dolgelly, September 1854. Penmaen Pool near Dolgelly, September 1854. Barmouth N Wales, 1854. Housed in a modern cloth case with ties and title in gilt to maroon leather gilt lines label.

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        The Modern Architect; Or, Every Carpenter His Own Master, Etc., For Private Houses, Classic Dwellings, Churches. &c. To Which Is Added the New System Of Stair-Building

      Boston: Dayton and Wentworth, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Modern imitation black morocco. Very good/Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 128 pages in text. Large 4to, 29 x 24 cm. Sixty-four engraved plates plus frontispiece with an additional four pages at rear: "The New Lien Law of Massachusetts, In Favor of Mechanics, Passed in 1851, with all the Amendments in full to 1853." Shaw, an author of several pattern books presents here a number of house designs (Grecian and a few Gothic, and one Italian villa). His designs were popular in rural New England. Glossary of Architectural Terms. HITCHCOCK 1157. KARPEL B109. "Shaw's fourth and last book. It contains, in addition to the usual practical material, numerous designs for houses in the Grecian, Gothic, and Italian tastes as well as several of the Gothic church designs for which Shaw was well known." Moderate foxing to frontispiece and title page, light to occasional moderate foxing throughout. Bookplate of The Victorian Society in America and owner inscription. No other ex-libris marking.

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        Numazu Jisin-ki) A manuscript (shahon): A report on the disaster from the earthquake in Numazu.

      1854 - Dated "November, 1854". 17pp. 13.5x19cm. This is the documentary book about Ansei-Tokai earthquake. With many illustrations. Japanese binding, after-made preserve box. This book is the holograph by the author, not printed, came back from America. Cover sun-browned and soiled. Some wormed pages, a very few letters cannot read.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829 : During the Campaigns of the Danube, the Sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the Passage of the Balkan / by Marshall Diebitch ; from the German of Baron Von Moltke

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

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        Hard Times. For These Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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