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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. Publiées d'après son ordre sous la direction de J.-A. Barral.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Edited by Her Niece Charlotte Barrett

      London: Published for Henry Colburn by His Successor Hurst and Blackett Great Marlborough Street 1854 London: Published for Henry Colburn, by His Successor Hurst and Blackett, Great Marlborough Street, 1854. A New edition. 7 vols., 12mo. With Portraits. Bound in full brown polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Wood, London. Bookplate of St. Paul's School and small blind stamp on title pages

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        WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

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

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Geografia de la Isla de Cuba. [Four volumes in one]

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

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        Sketchbook of Original Art

      Sketchbook, signed by the artist "Geer“ with her monogram on the front pastedown; oblong 8vo; 6 x 8“; 38 leaves with drawings on 23 leaves them (balance blank); mostly pencil, some crayon, one watercolor of a sunset and its reflection in the sea; original canvas binding which is worn, lacking portions of spine, first signature loose. The drawings and watercolor are fresh and bright. Grace Woodbridge Geer (1854-1938) was a successful portrait painter and teacher. Her paintings are in a number of museums and collections specializing in art by women. A Bostonian, she studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Lowell Institute, and with Tarbell, Triscott, Tompkins, and Vonnoh. Primarily a portrait painter, she also produced landscapes and taught art. She was a member of the Copley Society, the National League of American Pen Women and the Artists Guild. The first and earliest drawing in this sketchbook is captioned „A warm day“ and dated July 25, 1894; it depicts a woman in a chair with a fan. The latest dated drawing, July 31, 1900, is the seventh from last in the sketchbook is double-page, and is captioned „Up Essex River.“ There are four other dated sketches, five captioned drawings, and two further double-page views. Among these sketches are studies of woods and trees, several women, coastal and sea-shore views, a portrait of a black man, chimneys, a tower, and Wild Cat Mountain in Jackson, New Hampshire. On the back endpaper is written „Woodbury, Dixon...Prang...Pencil, Eagle drafting pencil - is harder than“, and some pencil shadings evidently to test. On the front paste-down endpaper is Geer’s name written large, the initials GW being a monogram. The drawings are charming and show a mature, accomplished artist at work. Fielding, p. 318. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        History of Europe: from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII, 9 Volume Complete Set (8 + index)

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

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK. AGRICULTURE OF NEW YORK. COMPRISING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CLASSIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOILS AND ROCS, AND OF THE CLIMATE AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIONS OF THE STATE ; TOGETHER WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MORE COMMON AND INJURIOUS OF INSECTS. VOLUME 5..

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

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        The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk

      London: David Bogue 1854 London: David Bogue, [1854]. First edition, later issue. "George Cruikshank's Fairy Library". Small 4to. With 6 hand-colored etched plates. Original stiff printed wrappers, spine splitting, rear cover stained; internally, clean and intact. Laid into half burgundy morocco slipcase and chemise. Cohn 198

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

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

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
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        Wanderungen zwischen Hudson und Mississippi 1851 und 1852.

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

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        Les Métamorphoses du Jour.

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

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        South Australia. Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land and Settled Parts of Australia, with plans of the City of Sydney, and of the town of Adelaide

      James Wyld Charing Cross East, London:: James Wyld,. Ca. 1854.. Maps. The map extends from Wide Bay in the north to Wilsons Promontory in the south. Insets of Adelaide, Western Australia, Van Dieman's Land, and Sydney. The title on the map is: Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land and Settled Parts of Australia. Dedicated to Major Sir T. L. Mitchell ... surveyor of New South Wales. The map shows both Australia Felix and Victoria and includes Gold Deposits and Railroads; the northern border of New South Wales shown. Folded, dissected and mounted on linen, fresh and clean. With the original dark green slipcase with white and gray label with black decorative floral border; very good. Slipcase rubbed at corners, marked on verso; later spine label partially torn away. Tooley 1420. Map in original outline color, 38 1/2 x 26 1/4". Very good.

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        GULLIVER´S SÆLSOMME OG EVENTYRLIGE HAENDELSER, I DET VIDUNDERLIGE LAND LILLIPUT.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Quinologie. Des quinquinas... 23 hand-colored plates. Inscribed by Delondre to M. Dublanc

      Paris: Germer Bailliere, 1854. No Dust Jacket. Inscribed by the Author Delondre, Auguste & Bouchardat, Apollinaire (1806-86). Quinologie: Des quinquinas. . . . 4to. [4] 48pp. 23 hand-colored lithographed plates (each with tissue guard), double-page hand-colored engraved map. Paris: Germer Bailli?, 1854. 340 x 257 mm. Marbled boards, cloth backstrip c. 1854, somewhat rubbed & faded, small splits in front hinge. Minor foxing, but very good. Inscribed by Delondre on the flyleaf: "?onsieur Dublanc Membre de l'Acad?e Imp?ale de M?cine &c. &c. / Souvenir bien affectueux / Graville-Havre 8 novb. 1856 / Auguste Delondre." First Edition. "This work contains twenty-three good coloured plates, exhibiting all the barks then met with in commerce" (Fl?ger & Hanbury, quoted in Waring, p. 355). Delondre, a pharmacist and quinine manufacturer, was interested in both the scientific and commercial aspects of quinine; his book illustrates and describes 33 different varieties of both true and false cinchona from the mountainous regions of South America, which at the time were the sole source of cinchona bark. Drug manufacturers continue to extract quinine from cinchona even today, as it is not commercially feasible to synthesize it in the laboratory.

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

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

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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