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        A manual of pathological anatomy. In four volumes.

      London: Printed for the Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852.. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 4 vols., 8vo, orig. cloth, covers blocked in blind, gilt crest on upper covers, by Westleys, with their ticket, some foxing of prelims. and last leaves, bindings sl. dull.

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        History of the Ottoman Turks: from the beginning of their empire to the present time. Chiefly founded on Von Hammer.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854-56.. First edition, 2 vols., xi, [1], 413, [1, blank], [2, corrigenda leaf]; vii, [1], 548, [2, corrigenda leaf]pp., with 6 maps (4 folding) and a lithograph view of Malta, armorial bookplate of Francis Jack, Second Earl of Kilmorey, to front paste-down of each volume, cont. half calf, marbled boards, fully gilt spines, with double contrasting labels (one a little scuffed), a very handsome set.As Creasy acknowledges, his work draws on those of Hammer von Purgstall, Knolles, Roe, Mouradja d'Ohsson, Ubicini, Sir James Porter, Urquhart and other sources.

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        Euclidis Opera omnia ediderunt I.L. Heiberg et H. Menge. 1: Euclidis elementa; libros I - IV continens ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 2: Euclides elementa libros V - IX continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 3: Euclides elementa librum X continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 4: Euclides elementa libros XI - XIII continens; ed. et latine interpretatus est I. L. Heiberg; 5: Euclides elementa : continens elementorum qui feruntur libros XIV - XV et scholia in elementa cum prolegomenis criticis et appendicibus ed. I. L. Heiberg. 5 Vols.lEIPZIG: B. G. Teubner, 1883-88.

      First edition of the definitive Greek text of the Elements. Johan Ludvig Heiberg (27 November 1854 - 4 January 1928) was a Danish philologist and historian. He is best known for his discovery of previously unknown texts in the Archimedes Palimpsest, and for his edition of Euclid's Elements that T. L. Heath translated into English. Heiberg was Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Copenhagen from 1896 until 1924. Among his more than 200 publications were editions of the works of Archimedes (1880 and 1912), Euclid (with Heinrich Menge) (1883-1916), Apollonius of Perga (1891-93), Serenus of Antinouplis (1896), Ptolemy (1898/1903), and Hero of Alexandria (1899). Many of his editions are still in use today.. 5 vols., 8vo (173 x 115 mm), finely bound by the renowned Swedish bindery Hedberg in half calf over marbled boards, red and green spine labels, vellum corners. X, 333 pp.; XXII, 437 pp.; VI, 417 pp.; VI, 423 pp.; CXIII, 738. A very fine set

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        [Series of Six Spanish Tracts].

      Unpaged. [10, 9, 18, 8, 10, 9 pp.] 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Illus. Gothic letter; woodcut borders. Palau 57207; 46992; 46994; 46993; 212969; 63200. Leclerc (1881) 2717; 2821; 2822; 2823; 2726. Streit 152; 153; 661; 554; 460; 466. See Sotheby: Catalogue, Stevens's Historical Collections Sale (1881): 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, & 499. One of 100 copies. First printings of important original 16th century autograph letters in the collection of Stevens mainly concerning the treatment of the Indians. With notes in English. Published separately and also bound together. Includes: 1. Coln, Diego. Memorial de Don Diego Colon, Virrey y Almirante de las yndias a S.C.C. Magd el Rey don Carlos sobre la conversion e consvaci de las gentes de las yndias, en q ofrece con su psona y hazienda de ayudar pa q aya efecto cierta negociaci q d'lant de S.M. se ava puesto por pte del clerigo Casas pa el remedio de la trra firme. Ao de MDXX; 2. Casas, Bartolom de las. Carta del seor don frey Bartolome de las Casas al Illustre y Muy Magnifico seor don Mercurino Arborio de Gattinara Chanceller de S. Mag. el rey don Carlos en q suplica a s. s. q se le conceda la provincia del enu q se cuente entre la trra q se le sealare pa poner remedio a los agravios de los yndios en la trra firme. Ano de Mdxx; 3. Casas. Carta de don frey Bartole de las Casas, Obispo de Chiapa a los Muy Rev. y Charissimos Padres del capitulo provincial de Guatimala del de Chiapa, mostrando su parecer sobre de q no se vendiesen los repartimientos o encomiendas de los yndios. Ao de MDLIV; 4. Casas. Carta de amonestaci del obpo de Chiapa don fray Bartolome de las Casas a los Muy M. Seores presidete y oydores de la real audiencia q residen en la ciudad de Grs-a-dios, tocante a la libertad y jurisdiion ecclica y execucion dlla y a la libertad y remedios dlas injusticias y agravios de los yndios de su obpado. Ao de MDXLV; 5. Universidad de Salamanca. Pareser of determnac de las seores theologos de Salamanca sobre de que no deben ser baptizados los yndios sin examinaci estrecha de su voluntad y concepto del d'ho sacramento. Ao de Mdcli; 6. Corts, Hernn. Carta de Hernando Cortes, Marques del Ualle a S.C.C. Magd. el rey don Carlos Quinto Mostrandole su pareser acerca de los repartimientos de los yndios, sobre si conviene al serui del rey q los naturales de la nueba Spaa esten todos en su cabea, o algunos en los Spaoles pobladores della. Ao de Mdxlii. Provenance: Albert Parreo with his bookplate on front pastedown. Uncommon. None at auction individually or collected in the last half century. A very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, foxing on outer margin of leaves, owner's bookplate with a few notations on front pastedown.

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        Korte Streiftog i Øst og Vest. Reisebilleder fortalte for ungdommen .

      Buurskov og Henriques forlag, Kjøbenhavn, u. år (1854). Illustreret med 8 kolorerede tegninger. Indbunden i meget kønt og velholdt privat halvlæder med rygtitelfelt i læder. Det originale for-omslag er medindbunden.. Ehrencron s. 136. En meget køn indbinding. Foromslaget pænt, men med brugsspor. Indvendig pæn og ren. Omkring midten af 1800-tallet udvikledes teknikken omkring billeder og farvelægning sig betydeligt. Kobberstikket afløstes gradvis af det noget billigere lithografi, der fra omkring 1860 kun blev mekanisk farvelagt. I dette eksemplar ses en delvis håndkoloration delvis mekanisk farvelægning. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America. With a brief account of its discovery and introduction into cultivation: with illustrations by William Sharp, from specimens grown at Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A

      Boston: printed and published for the author by Dutton & Wentworth, 1854. Broadsheet. (29 x 22 inches). Letterpress title, 1p. dedication to Caleb Cope, 12pp. text (numbered [5]-16); 1p. index, plate list, note and errata. 6 chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Sons of Dorchester, Mass, 5 after William Sharp, 1 after Allen. Original brown paper lettered front wrapper bound in. Expertly bound to style in half red morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided by gilt rules, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. A monument to American colour printing, a work which launched the age of chromolithography as an art in the United States. This work is one of very few truly great American botanical works and is one of the most beautiful flower books ever produced. The Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America, provides an appropriate showcase for this gigantic water lily, first discovered along the Amazon River and then taken to Britain for cultivation. The so-called "vegetable wonder" was first described by Sir R.H.Schomburg in 1837. From the details he gave, the botanist John Lindley suggested that the lily was a new genera and put forward the name Victoria Regia in honour of Queen Victoria during the first year of her reign. "The giant water-lily is a spectacular flower; nineteenth century commentators describe with amazement the vast dimensions of its floating leaves, which could exceed two meters in diameter, and its great white flower, which opened in the evening and closed again at dawn in a truly lovely spectacle" (Oak Spring Flora). In 1853, Allen, a well-respected horticulturalist and author of a treatise on viticulture, cultivated a seed from the water-lily given him by Caleb Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the man in whose garden the water- lily first flowered in America on 21 August 1851. Working at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, Allen tended the seed from January to July, when, on the evening of July 21st, the flower finally bloomed. Motivated by his success, Allen hoped to make the glory of the water-lily available to a wider audience, and engaged the services of William Sharp, a British-born artist and pioneer of chromolithography then working in Boston. Sharp had been practicing with the new technique of chromolithography as early as 1841, the first person to do so in the United States. His early efforts can be seen in Mattson's The American Vegetable Practice (1841), but, as McGrath states, those chromolithographs are merely "passable." Fortunately, Sharp improved his technique, and his next major project, the plates for Hovey's The Fruits of America (1852), demonstrated to all who viewed them the colourful and dramatic potential of chromolithography. Still, the process was in its infancy, and it would take a work of tremendous ambition to satisfactorily popularise the technique. Allen's proposed book on the water-lily provided such a vehicle. Though the first plate of the Victoria Regia is based on a sketch Allen composed himself, the remaining five plates, which show the gradual development of the flowers from bud to full bloom, are wholly attributable to Sharp. Superlative in concept, colour, and execution, they became the first benchmark of the art. "In the large water lily plates of Victoria Regia, Sharp printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States" (Reese, Stamped with a National Character). Great Flower Books (1990) p.69; Hofer Bequest 72; Hunt Printmaking in the Service of Botany 56; Nissen BBI 16; Reese Stamped with a National Character 19; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 85; Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 106.

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        Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Hand-colored lithograph

      1854. Crystal Palace. Interior of the new Crystal Palace, Sydenham. No. 1. Hand-colored lithograph. London: Stannard & Dixon, 1854. 434 x 575 mm. Light foxing & toning, tiny paper flaw in blank upper margin, otherwise very good. Matted. A view of London's famous Crystal Palace showcasing the building's interior garden and fountains. The Crystal Palace, built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, was constructed almost entirely out of iron and glass, and represents one of the more remarkable engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Originally located at Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Exhibition's end and rebuilt in 1854 in the London suburb of Sydenham, where it remained until it burned down in 1936. This print, evidently the first of a series, shows the building at its new site. Auerbach, The Great Exhibition of 1851, pp. 3, 193-95.

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        Archiv für Ophthalmologie. Erster Band. Abteilung I und II in 2 Bänden.

      3 (2 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln, XIV, 481 S. - 6 (1 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln, VI, 358 S. Lwd. d. Zt. (berieben, kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken oben, Orig.-Br. miteingebunden) und Hlwd. d. Zt. (hinteres Gelenk in oberer Hälfte angeplatzt). Der vollständige erste Band von Graefes Archiv für Ophthalmologie, eine Rarität ersten Ranges für die Geschichte der Augenheilkunde. - Broschur von Abteilung I mit Widmung an 'Herrn Dr. Schauenburg in Bonn Hochachtungsvoll der Herausgeber.' - Julius Hirschberg würdigt im 15. Band seiner großen Geschichte der Augenheilkunde die Verdienste Graefes ausführlich und führt aus: 'Nicht die Habilitation von 1852 bildet also den eigentlichen Wendepunkt im wissenschaftlichen Leben Graefe's, sondern vielmehr die im Jahre 1854 erfolgte Herausgabe des ersten Bandes seines Archivs durch die er mit einem Schlage, als 26jähriger Mann sich an die Spitze aller lebenden Augenärzte stellte' (221). 'Staunenswerth war der Umfang dieses ersten Heftes, von 480 Seiten, deren größter Theil von dem Herausgeber selber verfaßt worden war und die Wichtigkeit des Inhalts: nämlich drei magistrale Abhandlungen von Graefe's (Über die Wirkung der schiefen Augenmuskeln, Über Doppelt-Sehen nach Schieloperation, Über diphtherische Bindehaut-Entzündung und die Anwendung der Ätzmittel), welche völlig neue Aussichten eröffneten sowie seine hochbedeutenden Mittheilungen von Krankheitsfällen' (223). Jede dieser Arbeiten wird von Hirschberg im weiteren Verlauf seiner Abhandlung über Graefe noch im Einzelnen gewürdigt. - Über den Widmungsträger Karl Hermann Schauenburg siehe Hirschberg XV, S. 131/32 und Engelhardt II, 531. - Abteilung I zu Beginn und am Schluß etwas stockfleckig, bei Abteilung II Vorsatz oben beschnitten.

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      1854. Very Good. ANDREWS, L[orrin]. GRAMMAR OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE. Honolulu: Printed at the Mission Press, 1854. [2],156 pp. 8vo., side-sewn, brown cloth back with flexible textured-paper sides. Ink ownership at ffep. This copy is without the folding table, which was apparently not issued in all copies. Leaves are increasingly browned within the text block as they progress toward the center of the volume, though they are all easily readable, with light to heavy foxing in margins throughout, and some slightly bent corners. The cloth has largely worn away at spine; the sides are rubbed and creased at fore-corners. Nonetheless, this is a very good copy of a rare early Hawaiian grammar and imprint. (Judd 324). Andrews (American, 1795-1865) arrived in Hawaii as a missionary in 1828 and he remained there the rest of his life. Within a few years, he was appointed as the first principal of the "mission seminary," where he established a press and printed the first Hawaiian newspaper. Along with his work as a teacher and industrialist, he gave attention to translation of the entire Bible into the Hawaiian language and, for a time (1837), acted as a teacher and interpreter for certain Hawaiian chiefs. Andrews resigned from the Mission in 1841 and entered government service. After his retirement in 1859, he devoted his last years to the study and research of the ancient songs and traditions of the Hawaiian people. Besides the Grammar of the Hawaiian Language, he published a Hawaiian dictionary of some 17,000 words in 1865, on which he had begun work in 1835. (D.A.B.)

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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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        Il Sistema Ipotecario Ridotto a Principii Generali e Conseguenziali

      1854. Giovanardi, Clemente. Il Sistema Ipotecario Ridotto a Principii Generali e Conseguenziali per Modo di Istituzioni Elementari; Cento Dissertazioni. Imola: Tipografia Galeati, 1854-1857. Four volumes. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt fillets and calf lettering pieces to spines. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, some soiling to spine and chipping to edges of lettering pieces, spine ends lightly bumped, early owner signature to front free endpaper of each volume. Light foxing in places, interiors otherwise fresh. * Only edition. A thorough treatise on the law of mortgages as it existed in Emilia-Romagna shortly before its incorporation into the Kingdom of Italy. Giovanardi divides his subject into 100 "Dissertazioni," each with sub-categories. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Law School). Another copy located at UC-Berkeley Law School. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        WAR Of The GAUGES: or, Rail-Roading at Erie, Comprising an Official and Authentic Version of the Rail Road Troubles at Erie and Harbor Creek. Illustrated with Engravings and Maps, Prepared Expressly for this Publication; Forming a World-Renowned Chapter in Rail Road History

      Stereotyped and Printed by Harris & Fairbanks Herald Job Office. Cleveland, Ohio:: Stereotyped and Printed by Harris & Fairbanks, Herald Job Office.. 1854.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-3/8". 1st edition (Sabin 82146). 61, [3] pp. Adverts last 2 pages.. Original printed buff-paper wrappers. Vignette to front wrapper, "The Women of Erie tearing down the Bridge over State Street." [not duplicated internally].. Ex-lib, though with no external markings. Remnants of bookplate to. front wrapper verso. The occasional blindstamp. Withal, a VG+ copy.. "In December, 1853, the city of Erie and the neighboring township of Harborcreek, with the enthusiastic support of a large majority of people, tore up the tracks of the Erie and North-East Railroad, wherever they crossed or entered the city streets or the public highway. This made a seven-and-one-half mile break in the recently-completed chain of railroads from New York to Cleveland and the Midwest. The railraod repeatedly re- laid its tracks; they were as often ripped up. ... Such was the beginning of the 'War of the Gauges,' which interrupted rail traffic between New York and the West for two months, and seriously inconvenienced it for two years. ... This conflict ... was one of the most fantastic episodes in Pennsylvania history, and certainly the most exciting in Erie history." Here offered is the first book publication to document, with individual statements & court testimony, this strife stemming ostensibly from differences regarding track width, but as is often the case, actually resulted from underlying strugges for "commercial leadership and economic advantage." [D. Kent, "The Erie War of the Gauges", Pennsylvania History, Vol. XV, No. 4, October 1948]. OCLC shows 13 institutional holdings. No copies at auction these past 30+ years. Rare in the trade. . T.p. vignette. Illustrated with 4 cuts [1 full page]. Map, p. 44.

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        Emu Hunt

      1854. A MAGNIFICENT OIL PAINTING BY SEMINAL WESTERN ARTIST GEORGE CATLIN Oil on canvas; 26 1/2" x 19 3/8" Signed "Catlin '54"; 1854. . Book.

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      Unpaged. Wood engraving on title. Original green pictorial card covers. Small octavo. First edition. Spine rubbed and worn with some loss at head and heel; boards a little faded, and rubbed with some wear here and there; some ink spots on lower front cover with three showing through onto front free endpaper. Internally clean. A very good copy, rarely found in the original covers.

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        Reise nach Ostindien über Palästina und Egypten von Juli 1849 bis April 1853.

      Zweiter Theil: Reise durch Egypten und nach dem Sinai. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1854. Engr. frontis.,xv,(1),264 pp. + 2 maps. Dritter Theil: Reise im Ostindien von December 1849 bis October 1852. 1, Bombay, das Zulu-Land, Malajalam, die Nilagiris. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1854. Engr. frontis.,xvii,(1),352 pp. + map. Vierter Theil: Reise im Ostindien von December 1849 bis October 1852. 2, Der Süden Ostindiens und Ceylon. I. Abt. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1855. Engr. frontis.,xvi,345,(1) pp. Fünfter Theil: Der Süden Ostindiens und Ceylon. II. Abt. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1856. Engr. frontis.,xiv,362 pp. + map. Four parts bound in two contemporary half-calf bindings. Gilt decorations on spines. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled edges. Foxing to first and last pages of each vol. Some dampstains in the margin at the beginning of the fourth part. Plates and maps with some brownspotting. First volume quite worn at corners of boards and with repairs outer joints. Minor loss at head and foot of spine. Name on ffep. in the first vol. Wåhlin, 1854. 20 x 13 cm

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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

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        Lycksalighetens ö.

      Sagospel i fem äfventyr. I-II. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1854. 8:o. XII,(2),285,(1 blank,1) + (6),421,(1) s. Två samtida ganska nötta hfrbd med rikt guldornerade men helt oxiderade ryggar. Gröna sprängda snitt. Inlagan fläckig. De gråblå tryckta omslagen medbundna. Genomgående med diskreta blyertsmarkeringar. Med handskriven dedikation till Bernhard von Beskow "från hans evigt tacksamme vän", von Beskows exlibris och Svenska akademiens blåstpl.. Första upplagan utkom 1824-27, detta är en omarbetad upplaga utgiven kort före Atterboms död 1855. Den ingår som del I-II i "Samlade dikter", vilket framgår av de medbundna serietitelbladen. Atterboms och Beskows vänskap var djup och varade från början av 1820-talet fram till Atterboms död. Deras omfattande brevväxling publicerades 1926-28 och berör bl.a. arbetet med "Lycksalighetens ö". I ett brev till Beskow daterat den 21 december 1854 skriver Atterbom: "Med den härifrån i öfvermorgon (lördagen d. 23) afgående diligencen till Stockholm tager jag mig friheten tillsända dig några ex. af Lycks. ö, af hvilka du torde vara god att sjelf behålla ett och låta de andra (5) utdelas enligt sina adresser. [...] Nog vore det roligt, om de 5 exemplaren kunde hinna kringbäras på söndags-morgonen; men kanske låter detta ej göra sig utan förmycket omak." Beskow svarade dagen därpå: "Jag skall låta efterfråga bokpaketet, så att, om möjligt, innehållet kan komma såsom julklapp" och den 12 januari 1855 skrev Beskow: "ännu en gång tack för din sköna Lycksalighets-ö, som är något annat än Skandiska lutar till att blifva under detta Verhängnissvolles Jahr! Gud gifve, att det må aflöpa någorlunda skonligt. 'Ön' utdelades till de uppgifna vännerna sjelva jul-aftonen, säkert en kärkommen jul-klapp." Den 21 januari tackar Atterbom för besväret och skriver att han endast mottagit ett fåtal friexemplar att dela ut till vänner. "Gud vet bäst, hur högt jag uppskattar ditt och din Lauras omdöme. Om min 'Ö' i sin förnyade skepnad gör er nöje, och befinnes äfven ha något vunnit vid sin förnyelse: så är detta mig en ljuf belöning. [...] Jag har visserligen ej kunnat genom mina mödor tillvägabringa ett verk, så omnibus numeris absolutum; men mitt bästa till dess förbättring har jag gjort; åtminstone så långt, som det under de mest ogynsamma yttre omständigheter kunnat göras. Hela denna revision har jag börjat, fortsatt och fullbordat i en ständig omgifning af dödens skuggor, nämligen vid sidan af en långsamt mot grafven tynande, outsägligt älskad maka, ja, så godt som omedelbart vid hennes dödssäng. [...] De förbättringar jag gjort, äro många och (såsom jag tror) verkliga; att jag under lyckligare omständigheter hade kunnat göra ännu flera, är sannolikt."

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        Bilder Europäischen Volkslebens.

      ür die Jugend dargestelt in 54 colorirten Gruppen nebst Erläuterungen und einer Uebersicht der Völkerkunde. Stuttgart 1854. Verlag von Rudolph Chelins. 8 pp. + 12 coloured plates. Publisher`s clothbacked boards. Decorative boards. Edgewear to boards. Interior a bit loose in bindning. Still holding. Some finger soiling to interior. Some spots on plate 6 and 8 also verso plate 7. 22,5 x 17,5 cm

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        On the Theory of Probabilities, and in particular on Mitchell's Problem of the Distribution of the Fixed Stars.London: Taylor, 1851. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of Boole's first paper probability. The ideas he put forth in this work were later developed and included in his famous <i>Laws of Thought</i> (1854).<br/><br/> "This seems to have been the first mention, by any author, of the close connection, both in essence and in form, between logic and probability and indeed of the dependence of the theory of probability on an underlying mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale, George Boole). In this paper, Boole applies his theory of probabilities to the specific problem of the distribution of fixed stars. This problem had been "creating considerable discussion among mathematicians and astronomers. Professor Boole felt much interest in it, both because of its intrinsic importance, and because of its close connection with a class of speculations in the pursuit of which he had long been engaged" (Robert Vaughan and Henry Allon, The British Quarterly Review, vol 44). <br/><br/> Boole's paper is at once the beginning of the thought process that would develop into his seminal later work, as well as an answer to John Mitchell's fixed star problem and to James Forbes' own paper on the same subject.. In: The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Suppl. to vol. 1, no. 7, 4th series, pp. 521-530. 8vo (225 x 145 mm), the complete issue offered here in original blue printed wrappers, upper left corner of rear wrapper torn away, otherwise fine, uncut and unopened

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        (DARDEL, FRITZ von)

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

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        The Newcomes ( 1st/1st - Leather - Complete in 2 Volumes - Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family )

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

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

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

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      San Francisco. Completed 18 February 1854. 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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        The Cambrian Journal (1854, 1855 & 1856) (3 Vols)

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

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

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

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        Autographs For Freedom

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

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        The Poetical Works - With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce

      Boston: Little Brown 1854 Boston: Little, Brown, 1854. (GRANT, ULYSSES S.) 3 vols., Small 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope. Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt spines, black leather lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and edges, uniform with boards . From the Library of Ulysses S. Grant. Each volume bears the gift bookplate, incorporating the seal of Boston: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. From Citizens of Boston. January 1 1866." At the end of Civil War, to show their appreciation of his military service, Boston gave a large collection of literary works to Grant with this bookplate inserted in each volume. On January 16, Grant sent his thanks to the committee responsible for raising the funds for the gift: "Yours of the 1st - announcing that a collection of Books has been sent to me by Gentleman of Boston is received. Through you, permit me to return my thanks - The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money"

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        Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Eerste - Negen en Twintigste Deel (29 volume set) Met Platen, (Essays of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-29)

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

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        Samlede Skrifter. 20 bind i 10 vol.

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

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        The One Primeval Language traced experimentally through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic Characters of Lost Powers From the Four Continents

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

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

      Original manuscript. Very Good. One page in ink. In part: "I shall be extremely glad to see you at your own time on July 3, as you propose....John H. Card. Newman." The small, stamped envelope is addressed in Cardinal Newman&#39;s hand to Mrs. G.L. Craik, and postmarked at Birmingham, July 23, &#39;80. 6" x 3.75" The recipient of this letter was Dinah Maria Craik, the English novelist and poet. One edition of her "John Halifax, Gentleman" includes an appendix on the topic of gentlemen in Victorian culture, with a section from Cardinal Newman&#39;s 1854 book, "The Idea of the University." It is apparent that the two were literary friends.

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        Colton's map of the United States the Canadas &c. showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads, with distances from place to place

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

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

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        A LETTER From HOP - O&#39; - MY - THUMB To CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ. Upon &#39;Frauds on the Fairies," "Whole Hogs," &c. Price One Penny

      London:: D. Bogue,. [1854].. 8vo. 6-5/8" x 5-1/8". 1st separate printing (VanderPoel A147). Not in Cohn, nor Gimbel. 8 pp. Binder&#39;s blanks.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a rare. piece of Cruikshankiana / Dickensiana.. Per Carr, "Cruikshank&#39;s reply to Dickens&#39; criticism of his abuse of the fairy tale in Household Words, 1 October 1854. Published in George Cruikshank&#39;s Magazine, February 1854, and reprinted in pamphlet form by D. Bogue [1854]." OCLC lists 5 holdings. Per ABPC, last at auction in 1989, the Doheny copy, which then fetched $800. . Two cuts by G. C.

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        1854-55 The 5th Parliament of the Province of Canada (from 1854 to Nov. 1857) COMMITTEE BOOK LOGBOOK

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

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

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        LES ROIS ET REINES DE FRANCE en Estampes

      Paris Maison MartinetHaute Coeur Freres Paris Maison Martinet --Haute Coeur, Freres, N.d. (ca. 1854).. Oblong 4to., publisher&#146;s black pebbled cloth with outer blind-blocked borders. Filling most of the front cover is an oval cartouche composed of paired gilt swags and Royal coats-of-arms, some of which are decorated with colored paper onlays onlaid in gilt (Red, Blue, Orange and Green)., in the manner of the bindings described by Sophie Malavieille in her book, Reliures et cartonnages d&#146;editeur en France au XIXe siecle (1815-1865). Rear cover with simple blind-blocked stamping; a.e.g. In fresh, bright condition. In 20 lithographed, hand colored plates, the work depicts the history of the French monarchy, IN COSTUME, beginning with the reign of Pharamond [420-428 A.D.], right on through to the Empire and the reign of Napoleon III and The Empress Eugenie [1853]. The attractive plates, signed by Eugene Lejeune, each show four or more of the royal figures, many of whom hold the emblems of authority in their hands. the accompanying text, which is occasionally lightly spotted, provides the necessary background. There is a Resume Chronologique at the end followed by two pages of publisher&#146;s ads. A very NICE COPY of a very attractive book in the original publisher&#146;s decorative binding. IN THE PUBLISHER&#146;S ONLAID-DECORATED BINDING

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

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1854. ...xxxii, 510pp... FIRST EDITION...Modern binding in brown leatherette boards, gilt lettering on spine... Heavily illustrated with 3 B/W lithographs plus engravings, diagrams, etc... SCARCE... "Josiah Dwight Whitney (November 23, 1819 - August 15, 1896) was an American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University (from 1865), and chief of the California Geological Survey (1860-1874). In 1847 he and John Wells Foster were hired to assist Charles T. Jackson in making a federal survey of the Lake Superior land district of northern Michigan, which was about to become a major copper and iron mining region. When Jackson was dismissed from the survey, Foster and Whitney completed it in 1850 and the final report was published under their names. Building on this experience Whitney became a mining consultant and eventually wrote the book, &#39;Metallic Wealth of the United States&#39; (1854). It was considered to be the standard reference for the next 15 years. During the 1850s Whitney participated in geological surveys of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin."... Ex-library with minimal markings... . First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1854.. Three volumes. 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, most after Charles Bird King. Contemporary American red morocco gilt, covers elaborately blocked with a panelled design, a.e.g. Extremities lightly rubbed. Internally clean. Colors bright and fresh. Very good to near fine. Fine copy of the second octavo edition of McKenney and Hall&#39;s classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format first published between 1836 and 1844. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and coloring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall&#39;s INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;s magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he travelled west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. HOWES M129. McGRATH, p.206. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 53 (1st octavo ed). SABIN 4341 (ref). SERVIES 4028.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Territories of Washington and Oregon

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1854. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher&#39;s blind-stamped cloth covers, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher&#39;s ad on the front pastedown. 14 x 17 inches. Very rare separately-issued pocket map of Washington and Oregon Territories: the first issue of Colton&#39;s map of those newly-formed territories. Although copyrighted 1853, this map did not appear in a Colton atlas until the 1855-56 Atlas of the World. This 1854 pocket map version precedes that issue, and shows the territories in their infancy. Unlike the later sheet map version, this separately-issued pocket map only shows three counties in western Washington Territory (Lewis, Pacific and Clark) and ten counties in western Oregon (Clatsop, Washington, Yam Hill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Benton, Linn, Lake and a large Umpqua county). Also unlike the later sheet map version, the Stevens route of the proposed Pacific Railroad is not shown (as the survey was still ongoing at the time of the publication of this pocket map). Many locations are shown, including towns, forts, rivers, mountains, etc. The map is a significant rarity with only a handful of recorded locations and no copies appearing at auction in the last quarter century. Smith, p. 55; Streeter Sale 3896 (1855 edition). Not in Graff, Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West or Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854 -1854-1857. 3 volumes, large 8vo. (11 x 7 1/2 inches). 155 hand-finished colour lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen from drawings on stone by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembley, after J.A. and J.W. Audubon. (Minor foxing, principally to the tissue-guards). Modern half blue morocco gilt, over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with quadruped motifs, a.e.g. Housed in cloth slipcases. Audubon&#39;s final great natural history work, with plates and descriptions of the quadrupeds of the United States including Texas, California and Oregon, as well as part of Mexico, the British and Russian possessions and Arctic regions. Audubon&#39;s collaborator on the Quadrupeds was the naturalist and Lutheran clergyman John Bachman who had studied quadrupeds since he was a young man and was a recognized authority on the subject in the United States. The two began their association when Audubon stayed with Bachman and his family in Charleston for a month in 1831, this friendship was later cemented by the marriage of Victor and John W.Audubon to Bachman&#39;s daughters, Maria and Eliza. Audubon knew Bachman&#39;s contribution to the Quadrupeds would be crucial, and endeavored to convince his friend to lay aside his fears about the project. Audubon was eager to begin what he felt could be his last outstanding achievement in natural history, but Bachman was more cautious and worried that they were entering a field where `we have much to learn&#39;. Audubon persisted in his efforts to get him to take part, and Bachman, `anxious to do something for the benefit of Victor and John [Audubon]&#39;, eventually relented, with the final condition that all of the expenses and all of the profits should go to the Audubons. By 1835, Bachman had become indispensable to the Quadrupeds project, writing most of the text and editing the entire work. With the success of the octavo edition of the Birds of America in mind, a similar edition of the Quadrupeds was envisaged from an early stage. The folio edition was published in 30 numbers between 1845 and 1854, and publication of the first octavo edition began in 1849 and was also completed in 1854. The lithographs are reduced versions of the folio plates, with figures and descriptions of the quadrupeds of the United States including Texas, California and Oregon, as well as part of Mexico, the British and Russian possessions and Arctic regions. Unfortunately Audubon did not live to see the completion of either project, and after his death in January 1851 the work was seen through to completion by his son John Woodhouse Audubon. Bennett, p. 5; Nissen ZBI 163; Reese Stamped With A National Character 38; Wood, p. 208

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      Liverpool. 30 August 1854.. Small folio broadsheet, 32.5 x 21cm., printed on recto and verso. Folded, light discoloration at upper left corner, else very good. A document subscribed to and signed by Hawthorne in his role as Consul of the United States at Liverpool, a position he owed to political patronage by Franklin Pierce. The body of the document is executed and signed in several hands, acknowledging the timely arrival of a shipment of hemp on board the Harvest Queen, concluding with Hawthortne&#39;s bold signature and seal of office.

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

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

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

      Edinburg and London: William Blackwood. 1854. Hardcover. Near Fine. 9 volume set, vols. 1-8 + comprehensive index. Published b/w 1854 and 1859. Hardcover, marbled text blocks and endpapers, 8vo., full leather, 2 labels at spine, gilt titles and ornate design, 5 raised bands at spines, illustrated. A Near Fine set: boards are clean and tight; stiff spines, gilt titles and labels complete and bright. Slight rubbing to spines; few very shallow chips to some spine heads. Some outer hinges show light cracking, but boards and bindings are secure. Insides are beautiful: minimal age-toning, text is bright and unmarked. PO&#39;s small bookplate at all pastedowns. A handsome, 9 volume complete set. Digital images available upon request.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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