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

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

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        Fiends, Ghosts and Sprites. Including an Account of the Origin and Nature of Belief in the Supernatural

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - First edition. Octavo. Publisher's green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt, and stamped in blind. A few very tiny tears at the spinal extremities, else a lovely, fine copy. Pencil note on front fly indicating that it was bought at the Hawkes Sale in 1917. A volume on the belief of the supernatural in especially nice condition, and very uncommon thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur l'hypertrophie des amygdales et sur une nouvelle méthode opératoire pour leur ablation

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1854, , in-8 de (4) et 120 pages, demi-chagrin vert moderne à la bradel (couvertures d'origine conservées), Unique édition de ce traité chirurgical sur l'ablation des amygdales publiée au sein de la Clinique chirurgicale de l'hôpital Lariboisière où Chassaignac avait été nommé chirurgien en 1852. Le traité présente une invention opératoire due à Chassaignac, l'ablation simultanée, opération pour laquelle il mit au point de nouveaux instruments : un dilatateur de la bouche, un bistouri, et un nouveau amygdalotome à trois fourches (dont Chassaignac compare souvent la construction avec celui de Fahnestock). L'auteur consacre aussi un chapitre à l'emploi d'anesthésiques dans l'amygdalotomie. Huit figures en noir dans le texte montrent les instruments de Chassaignac. Sur la page de titre, un envoi de l'auteur "à M. le D. Riégé, hommage affectueux de l'auteur." Rousseurs et salissures, néanmoins bon exemplaire, aisément consultable et manipulable.

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        Jérusalem La Coté de Syrie et Constantinople en 1853.

      Sagnier et Bray, Paris 1854 - viii, 468 pp, lithographed frontispiece and 7 colour plates hors text by Rivière after drawings by the author, illustrations in text, half title, contemporary half-calf with cloth boards, lightly rubbed round edges, title gilt on decorated spine, marbled endpaper, 3 leaves detached, occasional browning and spotting, otherwise copy in very good condition. An account of a journey made in 1853 from France bound to Egypt, visiting Malta, Alexandria, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and the Jordan River, Beirut, Rhodes, Constantinople, then back to Malta and Marseilles. Bibliographic references: Atabey 164; Tobler 186; Rohricht 453; not in Weber or Blackmer. Size: 8vo & Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cinquante années de chasse. Théorie et pratique des chasses diverses, habitudes du gibier, ses ruses, souvenirs de l'auteur.

      Flamant-Ansiaux, Vouziers 1854 - In-12 de 166 pp.ch. ; demi-basane, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Thiébaud, 206. Edition originale. Le Journal des chasseurs, 1854-55, pp. 130-140, a consacré une intéressante notice à cet ouvrage. Petit manque au coin des trois premiers feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical works. Complete in one volume.

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.. Large 8vo. lv, 691 pp. Engraved frontispiece and half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt-spine compartments and title, all edges gilt; rubbed, front endpapers replaced, some leaves (rear) foxed. Very good +. With four British men playing checkers. Unpainted [white] frame, green boarder, black-lining of each object & figure. Appears possibly the same artist as the George Bernard Shaw book. [COP (A)] written on ffep.

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        Wild Duck Shooting - A Good Day's Sport

      New York: N. Currier, 1854. Hand-colored lithgraph. Some titles in facsimile due to abrasion. Provenance: Donaldson, Lufkin &Jenrette Americana CollectionClassic Currier & Ives hunting print by Arthur Fitzwilliam TaitThis large folio hunting print by Arthur Tait is on the Currier & Ives New Best Fifty list, # 46. It is a quintessential duck hunting scene. The man standing in the boat may be Currier, who enjoyed hunting and the seated man, Tait. It is in any event a marvellous scene depicting the happiness of sportsmen with their retrievers and shotguns pulled up on the shore of a lake at the end of a day of sport.Gale 7320.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, umgeben v. ornamentaler Bordüre mit Randansichten, "Helgoland".

      - altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Heuer n. Reinhardt b. Gassmann in Hamburg, 1854, 46,5 x 60,5 Salamon, Anmut des Nordens, S. 169 (Hel 1a) - Die Randansichten zeigen Teilansichten von Helgoland, aber auch Szenen aus dem tägl. Leben der Bewohner (u.a Fischer bei ihren Tätigkeiten); kleinere Einrisse und Läsuren restauriert.

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        Letters about Missusses by a Maid of All-Work : addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man ; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.

      

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        'Lieutenant Bellot, of the Imperial Navy of France. Engraved from the Original Picture Painted Expressly for Lady Franklin, is Dedicated ... to ... Napoleon the Third, Emperor of the French'.

      

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        Wild Duck Shooting - A Good Day's Sport

      N. Currier, New York 1854 - Hand-colored lithgraph. Some titles in facsimile due to abrasion. Provenance: Donaldson, Lufkin &Jenrette Americana Collection Classic Currier & Ives hunting print by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait This large folio hunting print by Arthur Tait is on the Currier & Ives New Best Fifty list, # 46. It is a quintessential duck hunting scene. The man standing in the boat may be Currier, who enjoyed hunting and the seated man, Tait. It is in any event a marvellous scene depicting the happiness of sportsmen with their retrievers and shotguns pulled up on the shore of a lake at the end of a day of sport. Gale 7320.

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        THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT

      H. Long & Brother, London 1854 - First edition. x, [12]-282p. (vi, ads). Illustrated with two plates as frontispieces: "Casting Out The Evil Spirits" and "Table Tipping". Bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth (BAL's cloth type BF), the spine with gilt titles and vignette of a table, the covers with embossed frames with central pictorial vignette repeating the table tipping frontispiece - the upper cover in gilt, the lower in blind. The dedication page reads: "To The People of the United States This Work is Respectfully Dedicated, With The Earnest Hope That It Will Form A Mite Towards Destroying A Delusion Which Is Daily Working Evil Among Thousands."Flyleaf inscribed "Geo. H. Jones Esq. with Compliments of E. Long" - perhaps the publishing brother.We speculate that the author could be Julian Hibbert (1826-28) who wrote A Dictionary of Modern Anti-Superstitutions" published in 1826 and as identified in Halkett & Lang as the anonymous Searcher After Truth.Sabin 67919. A clean and tight copy with exposed outer corners and some oxidizing of the gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical works. Complete in one volume.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.. Large 8vo. lv, 691 pp. Engraved frontispiece and half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt-spine compartments and title, all edges gilt; rubbed, front endpapers replaced, some leaves (rear) foxed. Very good +. With four British men playing checkers. Unpainted [white] frame, green boarder, black-lining of each object & figure. Appears possibly the same artist as the George Bernard Shaw book. [COP (A)] written on ffep.

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        Les anges de la famille

      Second edition illustrated with two engravings, one in frontispiece. Rare autograph signed by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore to Mr. C. Piellat. Bound in half eggplant, smooth back decorated with golden dots, cold filets and double golden cribs decorated with golden arabesques, slightly rubbed upper cups, marbled paper plates, two light snaps on the cuts, guards and Paper to the vat, Contemporary binding. Some small foxinges mainly on the margins of some leaves. Bonneville Paris 1854 11,5x18cm relié

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        RESEARCHES ON LIGHT: AN EXAMINATION OF ALL THE PHENOMENA CONNECTED WITH THE CHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR CHANGES PRODUCED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOLAR RAYS; EMBRACING ALL THE KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES, AND NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE ART

      London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. Second edition. 8vo., xx, 396 pp., hand-colored engraved folding plate, text diagrams. Newly bound in half calf and cloth, gilt title on spine. Owner's signature on title page, and small stain on the blank margin of p. xx.A very good copy. "Robert Hunt (1807 - 1887) was a librarian keeper of mining records at the Museum of Practical Geology and professor of mechanical engineering at the Royal School of Mines, at London. He carried on numerous photographic and photomechanical experiments and he was one of the founders of the London Photographic Society. These experiments with organic and inorganic light-sensitive substances, which, with characteristic unselfishness, he made public during the early forties of the last century, were extremely useful in the study of photochemistry, which was then in its infancy, and were of great service for years to those who came after him and used his researches for the basis of their studies." Eder- HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY p. 326. "Included are reports on Hunt's earliest experiments on solar energy and its effect involving both vegetation and metallic salts or compounds. An introductory chapter on the discoveries of Daguerre and Fox Talbot is exceedingly useful as it establishes the range of various light sensitive materials applicable to photography, including platinum, iron and antimony. His is the first use of the word 'platinotype' with reference to platinum prints. The book as a whole is one of the most crucial and one of the earliest theoretical treatises on the science, and differs slightly from the later, 1854 edition, except in some more recent discoveries." From the Arno Press description THE LITERATURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. In truth, this second edition was largely rewritten and greatly expanded to include a great many advances in the medium in the ensuing ten years.The copy of J [James] B [Booker] B [Blake] Wellington, 1858 - 1939, an English scientist and photographer. He worked with George Eastman in New York before becoming a director at Kodak and later he set up his own photographic materials and publishing company, Wellington & Ward. He was a member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood.

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        Letters about Missusses by a Maid of All-Work : addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man ; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.

      1854 - London : Houlston & Stoneman, 1854. 8vo., sometime bound in half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on upper board. With humorous illustrations. Spine sunned, a little rubbing to edges otherwise a very good copy of a scarce item. First edition of this humorous satire on the trials and tribulations of being a maid in Victorian England. Horace Mayhew had a lengthy career in journalism, serving as sub-editor of Punch with Douglas Jerrold and William Makepeace Thackeray and as editor of the Comic Almanac. In 1845 he was on the staff of contributors to George Cruikshank's Table Book, and was an early contributor to the Illustrated London News. His publications include the humorous sketches ‘Change for a Shilling’, ‘Model Men’, and ‘Model Women and Children’ (all 1848; published in 1872 in one volume entitled Wonderful People); ‘Whom to Marry and How to Get Married’ (1848); ‘A Plate of Heads’, with drawings by Gavarni (1849); ‘The Toothache’ (1849); ‘Guy Faux’ (1849); and ‘Letters Left at the Pastry-Cook's’ (1853). Scarce: OCLC Lists BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, National Library of Scotland and University of Melbourne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        瓦版 関東大地震圖 [Kawaraban: Kantō Daijishin-zu]. [News-sheet: Illustration of the Great Earthquake in the Kantō Region]

      Edo: Kaei 7. [1854]. Large black and white woodblock kawaraban on two joining sheets showing a map of the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures with text. Kawaraban has been folded, some browning particularly along central fold but generally very good. 35.5 x 70.8cm. This kawaraban or commercial news-sheet of the Edo period reports the great earthquake which struck the coastal areas of the Kantō region [present Tokyo and surrounding prefectures] on November 4th 1854 [December 23rd in the western calendar]. This earthquake is the first of the three major earthquakes known as the Ansei Great Earthquakes, which took place in 1854 and 1855. Modern estimates suggest that this terrible earthquake was magnitude 8.4 with the hypocentral region ranging from the Kumano Sea off Wakayama to Suruga Bay off Shizuoka. On this map north is in the lower left corner, where the Edo area lies. As the map shows, the most affected area were the coastal areas of present-day Chiba prefecture to Shizuoka prefecture, including Edo, the capital of the Tokugawa government.The text details the extensive damage caused by the earthquake. A great number of houses and government offices were destroyed by shocks and ports were hit by a big tsunami, which swallowed hundreds of houses. In many areas the earthquake not only caused damage to buildings, but following the quake itself fires raged burning down many more, including several castles. This earthquake was so big that even the inland province of Shinano [present Nagano prefecture] was deeply affected; the text reports that houses in the castle town of Matsumoto were seriously damaged and seventy percent of them were burned down. The text in the lower left section describes the damage in Edo. In Edo many samurai mansions were destroyed in Marunouchi, inside and outside of the Hibiya Gate, and Sakurada, and in the other areas a great number of townsmen's and samurai houses were badly damaged. A second smaller map inset into this area of text shows Fukagawa, Honjo, and Asakusa which are the areas along the Sumida River. At the time of the earthquake it was low tide, but a large wave came up the river a couple of times and sank many boats. The Russian frigate Diana, commanded by Vice-Admiral Putyutin, which was mooring in Shimoda at the time was damaged by Tsunami. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158150).

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        A History of the Detection, Conviction, Life and Designs of John A, Murel, The Great Western Land Pirate; Together With His System of Villany, And Plan of Exciting a Negro Rebellion...

      Cincinnati: U.P. James. Softcover. Good. Later edition, undated, c. 1854. 84 pp, with six wood-engraved plates, including frontis portrait of Murel (Murrell), and the first 7 pp of "A History of the Feud Between the Hill and Evans Parties of Garrard County, KY" by J.J. Thompson (published by U.P. James in 1854) inserted at rear--either to promote that work, or some other reason unknown to us. In original bright yellow front and rear wrappers; spine re-covered in plain white paper. Text and plates very clean. Title page is a cancel, and the following pages have sections (approx 1 x 2.5 inches) clipped out--all with no loss of text or images, presumably to remove ownership information: first leaf (blank on recto, portrait on verso), title page, preface leaf, first three plates. John Andrews Murrell is described by his modern biographer, James Penick, as an "archcriminal according to legend but in reality a minor thief." Raised in Tennessee, he "first ran afoul of the law at the age of sixteen and was in and out of difficulty thereafter. By the age of twenty-one he had already served three years in jail for stealing a horse…There is good reason to believe that he was an occasional counterfeiter, but it was for the crime of slave stealing that he was sentenced to ten years hard labor in 1834. After one attempt to escape he settled down and became a model prisoner at the Nashville penitentiary, where it was reported that he found Jesus, learned the blacksmith's trade, and contracted [the tuberculosis that killed him six months after his release]." According to the legend, Murrell was a demonic figure who "traveled widely, murdering, stealing, and making the acquaintance of desperate men like himself all over the South, [eventually presiding] over a criminal conspiracy that stretched from Maryland to Louisiana, the Mystic Clan of the Confederacy, whose members were bound together by horrid oaths." The Clan's alleged purpose was to provoke slave uprisings throughout the region and to steal money and property during the ensuing chaos. The legend was the result of this pamphlet (first published in 1835), written and originally sold by Virgil A. Stewart, an informer whose testimony had sent Murrell to prison. According to Penick, "although Stewart's motives are obscure, they certainly included, in descending importance, large measures of self-justification, self-aggrandizement, and the hope of monetary gain." Instead, he succeeded in stirring up slaveowners' fear of insurrection, resulting in an outbreak of violence against both whites and blacks considered suspect by local mobs or "committees of safety." Howes W-76; Sabin 101209.

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        Narrative of a voyage to the northwest coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814; or the first American settlement on the Pacific. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington.

      Redfield, New York 1854 - First American edition, 12mo, pp. 376, [8] ads; 3 engraved plates; orig. dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; small hole at the top of the front joint, otherwise a near fine, bright copy in original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Franchere was a member of the original party sent out by Astor to establish the colony of Astoria. He describes his four-year sojourn in the original French edition (1820), on which Washington Irving based his Astoria. Field 558: "It is the earliest narrative of adventure among the Indians of the Pacific Coast, descriptive of their manners and peculiarities?" Sabin 25432; Howes F-310: "Most important source on the Astor adventure." Includes two prefaces by Franchere. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels.

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black,, 1854-57. Octavo, 25 volumes (240 x 130 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and brown morocco labels, gilt decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt with cornerpieces, marbled edges. Engraved frontispieces and vignettes. The occasional minor blemish, spines a little rubbed with some minor gilt loss, boards slightly marked, overall in excellent condition. A handsomely bound set of the Waverley Novels.

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        Lectures on Architecture and Painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853

      Smith, Elder & Co, London. 1854 - First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 240 + 15 plates with tissue guards. At the rear is a 16-page publisher's catalogue dated April 1853. Original cloth, interestingly patterned.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title-page: ''Herbert B. Edwardes from John Ruskin''. Also inscribed, possibly not in the author's hand, on the front free endpaper: ''With the Authors compliments''. The recipient was a soldier and colonial administrator who distinguished himself in various Indian campaigns and came to be known as the ''Hero of Multan''. Volume IV of Ruskin's Bibliotheca Pastorum (1885), under the title A Knight's Faith, comprises selections from Edwardes' own narratives of his military operations. In the margins of page 26 there are pencilled annotations, presumably by Edwardes, regarding the moral basis of beauty.Front endsheet cracking at hinge but tight. Snags to head and tail of spine. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits

      Second 8vo edition; richly illustrated with 120 hand-coloured lithographic plates. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney (1785-1859) had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans 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 journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American 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, James Hall (1793-1868), a lawyer who had written extensively about the west, joined him. 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. (Gilreath). McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. This second octavo edition is after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, and reduced from the folio format first published between 1836 and 1844. The same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing produced all the plates for the first four octavo editions and coloring of the plates is found in all those editions.

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        Geschichte des Bunzlauer Waisenhauses zugleich ein Spiegelbild der wichtigsten pädagogischen und didaktischen Bestrebungen in dem evangelischen Deutschland und der Schweiz während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, Zu der am 14. März 1854 stattfindenden Feier des 100jährigen Bestehens der Anstalt herausgegeben

      Ferdinand Hirt, Breslau, 1854. XVI/334 S. mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tafel, Halbleinen (späterer Halbledereinband, sauber mit Klarsichtfolie bezogen/etwas rand- und stockfleckig) - Die Tafel (41 cm x 33 cm) zeigt die Hausordnung für das Waisenhaus und Seminar in Bunzlau an. Stand 1852/beiliegt eine original Fotographie aus den 30er Jahren -

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        Il sognatore

      1854 - Cliché-verre, 1854, privo di firma. Magnifica prova, edita dall'editore Sagot & Le Garrec nel 1921, impressa su carta coeva, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il cliché-verre è una innovativa tecnica incisoria introdotta intorno alla metà dell'Ottocento, che associava l'antica e paziente attività dell'artista incisore all'innovazione portata dall'invenzione della fotografia. Le incisioni su vetro non soltanto sono uno dei capisaldi dell'arte ottocentesca, ma costituiscono, nella loro unità dei valori, l'unico importante e organico tramite che unisce, in campo grafico, Romanticismo e Impressionismo. Hanno inoltre, per il nostro secolo, una speciale importanza culturale e storica: esse sono il primo esempio notevole di unione fra civiltà tecnica e arte. Cliché-verre, or glass print, without signature. A fine impression, printed on contemporary vowe paper, perfect condition. Published by Sagot & Le Garrec in 1921. Cliché-verre is an ambivalent thing, an inanity, the zero point in the graphic arts of the second half of the 19th century. The wide variety of terms used to describe this phenomenon in itself speaks volumes: "dessin sur verre pour photographie", "photogenic drawing", "dessin héliographique", "Hyalographie" (glass print), and "etching on glass". Situated somewhere between drawing, printing and photography, cliché-verre seems from the outset to have eluded firm definition; and even before agreement was reached on a term for it, the phenomenon of cliché-verre had already disappeared. Deltei 43 Dimensioni 200 150mm

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        THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN, IN PARALLEL COLUMNS: ENGLISH AND HAWAIIAN. KA EUANELIO I KAKAUIA E IOANE.

      Honolulu: Mission Press, 1854. - 101pp. Contemporary marbled boards, cloth spine, expertly repaired. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, later bookplate on front fly leaf. Some minor foxing. Very good. "The first portion of the Bible to be printed in both Hawaiian and English" - Forbes. This copy bears a contemporary Hawaiian ownership inscription on the front pastedown: "E.C. Simonds, Honolulu, HI, 1854." FORBES 1976. JUDD 323.

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        The Melbourne Exhibition Building. N. W. angle 1856

      Pencil drawing on watercolour wash background, 176 x 248 mm (oval), titled in pencil lower centre, mounted on a backing card. Evidently a contemporary copy of the lithograph by S. T. Gill 'The Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, N. W. angle, 1854', lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson and published in 1856 by James J. Blundell & Co. in Sketches in Victoria. The Melbourne Exhibition of 1854 was the first major exhibition held in Port Phillip. The Exhibition opened on 17 October 1854 and ran until 12 December that year. It housed 428 exhibits, mainly industrial and agricultural products, and was organised to select material to send to the Paris Exposition Universelle held from 15 May to 15 November 1855. The building was designed and built by Thomas and Samuel Henden Merrett. Filled with light, it featured 200 ornamental windows, modelled on the Crystal Palace constructed for the London Exhibition of 1851. The building would also host the Inter-colonial Exhibition of 1861. It was demolished in the late 1860s and the Melbourne Mint was built on the site in 1871. As well as hosting the major exhibitions the building performed a number of other functions, ranging from a temporary lecture hall for Melbourne University to a venue for Temperance League Rallies, the Vice-Regal Ball and Australia's first dog show. It was also the main concert venue for the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, and it is probably one of the Society's events that is depicted in this work. In the foreground a smart carriage brings well-dressed patrons to the venue, while other society ladies and gentlemen dressed in top hats and tails make their way towards the building. At the portico hansom cabs have delivered more guests, while on the first floor balcony well-to-do members of colonial society gather. Edward Turner arrived in Melbourne in 1856, and after visiting Geelong, Portsea and the Forrest Creek diggings travelled to Sydney in 1857. He worked as an engraver, married in 1861 and in 1863 started his own business as a lithographic printer. By 1866 he was advertising as a bookseller and stationer and in 1871 he entered a partnership with William Henderson, establishing in Hunter Street a firm of booksellers, stationers, publishers and printers under the name Turner and Henderson. The firm also operated as an art gallery. Turner died in 1913, upon which the business passed on to his son, who was bankrupt within a year. A fine colonial work showing Melbourne society at the height of the gold rush, evidently copied by Turner from the Gill lithograph of the same year. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's descendants in Sydney by Tim McCormick circa 1980s. A collection of related works depicting Sydney and surroundings (some signed) from the same source were acquired by the Mitchell Library in 2002 (PXE 879).

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        Album des voyages anciens et modernes.

      Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1854.Octavo, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208 pp., 23 plates of races of the world, including the Americas,Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. Includes the expeditions of Columbus, Cook, Bougainville, Dumont d'Urville and La Perouse, amongst others. A fine and bright copy. The 1856 edition is held by the National and Mitchell Libraries, but this earlier 1854 edition is not recorded in Australian collections.

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        [Printed Manuscript Signed]: Surle mémoire: "Nouveau systčme de Shrapnells de l'artillerie Neerlandaise."

      [Bruxelles], 1854. First edition. Folded leaves. Some tears at the folds,last folded leaf with corrosion at top edge and last leave soiled and torn, but still very good.. 21, [3] pp. 1 diagram. Addressed in manuscript to J. A. Dahlgren, Superintendent of the Naval Ordinance, United States" and signed by Bormann, who was a Colonel at the time in the Royal Belgian Artillery. These are unpublished notes that Bormann had intended to publish but instead sent as private communication to his friends in 1854 [See Charles Guillaume Bormann, "The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium" (Brussels, Truyts, 1862), 2nd ed., p. 16.]. They were corrections to an article by Colonel Delobel, "Nouveau systeme de Shrapnels de 1'Artillerie neerlandaise" in Revue de techn. milit. T. I. 1854. Charles Guillaume Bormann (1796-1873) was the inventor of the Bormann Fuse, which was adopted by the Belgium army in 1835 and remained a military secret until offered to and tested by the U.S. military in 1851. It became the official time fuse for smoothbore artillery. With original envelop. We could locate no other copies of this manuscript in OCLC, COPAC, or other European Libraries.

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        Fresco Decorations and Stuccoes of Churches and Palaces in Italy, during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

      1854. (2), 21, (2), 21 comprising preface, list of plates, an essay "On the Arabesques of the Ancients as Compared with Those of Raphael and His School" by J.J. Hittorff, and double-column text describing each of the plates in detail, each printed in both English and French, 56 plates (numbered somewhat erratically, but complete), 9 of the plates in chromolithography, the balance engraved, most with masterfully executed hand-coloring. Some staining or minor foxing in margins of several plates. Elephant folio. Rebound in full gilt-tooled leather, raised spine. Some slight rubbing to corners and spine. London (Thomas McLean) 1854. Second, enlarged edition. The color plates, captioned in three languages, are based on the pioneering work by the German architect Gutensohn (1834); the last two show dozens of colored details as a guide to hand-coloring the engraved plates. J. I. Hittorff, author of the introductory essay, was a great champion of the restoration of color to its proper place in architecture and decoration.

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        RELATION D'UN VOYAGE AU THIBET EN 1852 et d'un voyage chez les Abors en 1853. Suivie de quelques documents sur la même mission par MM. Renou et Latry.

      1854 - Paris, Auguste vaton, 1854. In-16 (110 X 159 mm) demi-basane vert lierre, dos lisse orné d'un double filet doré en place des nerfs, auteur et titre dorés (reliure de l'époque) ; frontispice dépliant, VIII-224 pages. Dos uniformément foncé, quelques minimes taches brunes dans le corps de l'ouvrage. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage rare. Il contient en frontispice une VUE GRAVÉE dépliante titrée «Entrevue de l'Abbé Krick avec Young, Lama et Gouverneur de la Province de Zaïen au Thibet le 17 janvier 1852. » Nicolas Michel KRICK (1819-1854), membre des Missions étrangères de Paris, devient en 1852, après plusieurs mois de tentatives infructueuses, le premier Européen à accéder au Tibet par l'Inde du Nord, puisqu'il est en effet impossible d'y accéder par la Chine qui interdit l'entrée de son territoire aux étrangers. Il fait le récit de sa traversée et de ses expériences dans sa "Relation d'un voyage au Thibet". Cet ouvrage permet de faire progresser considérablement les connaissances alors très limitées que l'on a des tribus Mishmi et du Tibet. Après avoir réussi à y pénétrer, il doit néanmoins quitter le Tibet face aux menaces qu'il subit. C'est en tentant de rebrousser chemin que Nicolas Krick est assassiné le 1er septembre 1854 par des membres de la tribu Mishmi, en même temps qu'Augustin Bourry, également prêtre des Missions étrangères de Paris. Les écrits de Nicolas Krick sont une référence pour les ethnologues qui étudient les tribus de l'Inde du Nord, en particulier les Mishmis. Ses descriptions des lieux, mais aussi des coutumes locales représentent les principales sources écrites du XIXe siècle pour ces tribus qui n'ont que des traditions orales. (Pas dans Cordier). Exemplaire en BEL ÉTAT, complet du frontispice, conservé dans sa reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rules for Conducting Business in the House of Representatives

      1854. First Edition . UTAH TERRITORY. Rules for Conducting Business in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Utah. No place: Joseph Cain, [1854 or 1855]. Octavo, one folded sheet as issued, uncut; pp. 4. $2200.Printed by Utah pioneer Joseph Cain in 1854 or 1855, one of only 100 copies of this pamphlet outlining the procedural rules of the territorial House of Representatives. Extremely rare.“The Utah Territory was created by an act of the United States Congress on 9 September 1850. The act provided the structure of the territorial government and within that structure a legislative assembly and governor would hold the legislative power in the territory. The Territorial Assembly first met on 22 September 1851… [and] continued to meet and make laws until 1896 when the dream of statehood became a reality” (Utah History Research Center). One of the Latter-day Saints who followed Brigham Young to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847, printer Joseph Cain was the brother-in-law of John Taylor, who succeeded Young as President of the LDS Church. According to the Latter-day Saints' Biographical Encyclopedia, “Brother Cain possessed rare literary abilities, and many productions of his facile pen graced the columns of the Deseret News at an early day… [He] was the first postmaster in Salt Lake City to be appointed by the government. He joined the Church in opposition to his relatives' wishes, and was one of the most faithful and consistent members, enjoying the confidence and esteem of the community amongst which he lived.” “Cain was public printer in 1854 and 1855” (Graff 4450). McMurtrie, Utah 25. Previous owner's light pencil annotations to page [1] attesting to the exceeding rarity of this piece.Small marginal closed tear to page 3. About-fine condition, uncut. A most rare piece of Western Americana.

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        LES PYRÉNÉES ou Voyages pédestres dans toutes les régions de ces montagnes depuis l'océan jusqu'à la Méditerranée, avec une carte et quelques vues des Pyrénées. [2 volumes].

      1854 - Agen, Prosper Noubel, 1854. Deux volumes in-12 (129 X 180) demi-basane vert lierre, dos lisse orné d'un triple filet doré en place des nerfs, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 573 pages, (1) page, 1 vue gravée dépliante, (1) f. d'errata - Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 573 pages, (1) page, 1 vue gravée dépliante, (1) f. d'errata, 347 pages, 2 vues dépliantes et une carte dépliante. Rousseurs aux faux-titres, titres et planches hors-texte. DEUXIÈME ÉDITION de cet OUVRAGE FONDAMENTAL contenant la première description complète des Pyrénées, des observations botaniques et géologiques, des remarques sur l'histoire et le mode de vie de ses habitants. Vingt ans sépare les deux éditions, dont la seconde est corrigée et très augmentée. Elle contient TROIS VUES lithographiées et une CARTE dépliantes. (Labarère, n°388, «peu commun » - Dendaletche, 447, «rare » - Béraldi, "Cent Ans", I, 155 - Perret, 0969, «peu courant »). AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa reliure de l'époque. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF E. F. BEALE.IN 1853

      Philadelphia; London: Lippincott, Grambo and Co.; Trübner and Co, 1854. FIRST EDITION. Encouraged by Senator Thomas Hart Benson and other advocates of Western expansion, California Superintendant of Indian Affairs Edward F. Beale set out with his cousin and second-in-command Gwinn Heap and a multicultural crew of 12 men--including a Delaware Indian, two Mexicans, and an African-American--to find a railroad route from Kansas City to California through Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Heap was the son of a diplomat who had lived in the Middle East as a child and understood the challenges of crossing the desert. The journal relates the difficulties they encountered crossing the raging Gunnison (Grand) River, and the help they received from the Ute Indians. The plates, based on Heap's drawings, show action scenes of fording rivers by raft or rope as well as serene western vistas; Wagner praises them as "very beautiful." In the end, the railway went by a northern route rather than the one surveyed by Beale and Heap. This copy is without the map, which was issued with only a few copies, but has the scarce London imprint added to the title page, perhaps used for copies intended for export.. 232 x 147 mm. (9 1/8 x 5 3/4"). 136 pp., 46 pp. (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, publisher's ads on endpapers. With 13 handsome lithographed plates (some tinted). Without the folding map. Title page with ink stamp of Long Island Historical Society. Cowan, p. 273; Graff 1837; Howes H-378; Sabin 31175; Streeter Sale 3177; Wagner-Camp-Becker 235; Wheat "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 808. Corners rubbed with minor loss, fore edge of lower board with small chip, front free endpaper partially detached, but the restored binding solid. Occasional mild blooming foxing, as usual (never offensive), otherwise a clean, fresh copy. Encouraged by Senator Thomas Hart Benson and other advocates of Western expansion, California Superintendant of Indian Affairs Edward F. Beale set out with his cousin and second-in-command Gwinn Heap and a multicultural crew of 12 men--including a Delaware Indian, two Mexicans, and an African-American--to find a railroad route from Kansas City to California through Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Heap was the son of a diplomat who had lived in the Middle East as a child and understood the challenges of crossing the desert. The journal relates the difficulties they encountered crossing the raging Gunnison (Grand) River, and the help they received from the Ute Indians. The plates, based on Heap's drawings, show action scenes of fording rivers by raft or rope as well as serene western vistas; Wagner praises them as "very beautiful." In the end, the railway went by a northern route rather than the one surveyed by Beale and Heap. This copy is without the map, which was issued with only a few copies, but has the scarce London imprint added to the title page, perhaps used for copies intended for export.

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        Recherches sur la Constitution des Spectra d'Émission des Éléments Chimiques.

      Overview Details & Condition First edition of this significant work in which Rydberg lays out the empirical formulae governing the frequencies of spectral lines, a precursor to Bohr's development of the quantum theory. A handsomely bound copy in excellent condition. Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919) was a Swedish physicist at Lund University who studied atomic masses and electromagnetic radiation; inspired by Mendeleev's periodic table, he was convinced that the electromagnetic spectra emitted by atoms could provide insight into atomic structure and theory. "Notwithstanding the imperfect spectroscopic tables then at his disposal, Rydberg discovered most of the important properties of series spectra, including the relation between corresponding series in the spectra of related elements, and foreshadowed discoveries which were made later, when experimental work has sufficiently advanced. Some of the features noted by Rydberg were observed about the same time by Kayser and Runge, but his work had the special merit of connecting different series in the spectrum of the same element into one system, which could be represented by a set of simple formulae having but few adjustable constants. He especially insisted that the hydrogen constant, now generally called the 'Rydberg constant,' should appear in all series and, apart from slight variations from element to element suggested by the theoretical work of Bohr, nearly all subsequent attempts to improve the representation series have involved this supposition, and have had Rydberg's formula as a basis." (Nature obituary, January 24, 1920). Rydberg's work was justified and expanded upon by Neils Bohr's development of the quantum model of atomic structure in 1913, and Bohr was able to use his own theory to derive Rydberg's results, providing confirmation of both. This uncommon publication represents the culmination of Rydberg's work. It "mapped out Rydberg's total approach with remarkable clarity. He conceived of the spectrum of an element as composed of the superposition of three different types of series - one in which the lines were comparatively sharp, one in which the lines were more diffuse, and a third that he called the principle series even though they consisted mostly of lines in the ultraviolet. The first lines were located in the visible spectrum and were usually the most intense. The members of each series might be single, double, triple, or of higher multiplicity. Any particular elementary spectrum might contain any number (even zero) of a series of each of the basic types. While Rydberg observed and measured some spectral lines on his own, he was not particularly noted as an experimental physicist and did not publish any of his experimental investigations or spectroscopic measurements. Most of the data he needed were already available in the voluminous literature. While T. R. Thalen and Bernhard Hasselberg, Rydberg's major Swedish contemporaries in spectral studies, concentrated upon accurate measurements of the spectra of the elements, Rydberg's major spectral contributions were to theory and mathematical form, and those to form were the ones of enduring value" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 12, p. 42). Kongl. SV. Vet. Akademiens Handlinger Band 23. No. II. Stockholm: Kongl. Boktryckeriet. P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1890. Tall quarto (300 x 230 mm). Recent burgundy quarter morocco, marbled boards, titles to spine gilt. Title page just a little toned. Excellent condition.

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        Practical Fly-Fisher; More Particularly For Grayling Or Umber

      Charles Farlow, London, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Book - in Fair blue boards with some marking and staining, some wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some marking to the title pages, some staining to pages 17/18, 25 and 38/39, slight marking to the occasional page, some grubbiness to the yellow paste downs and yellow free end papers, previous owner's inscription to front paste down and free front end paper, tight binding. A good, privately owned example of the highly desirable & rarely seen 'With Coloured Plates' edition of this classic work. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 58 pages plus 3 pages of subscriber's list to rear. Illustrated with 10 full page colour plates, showing 64 flies, and some line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9073..

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        A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith

      [London] - Printed for Private Circulation, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An affectionate memoir of wit, writer and cleric Sydney Smith. This work isthe extremely scarceprivately circulated copy of the memoir 1854, whichwas firstpublished in 1855. Undated, dated using Copac. Printed by John Edward Taylor, Little Queen Street. Written by his daughter, Lady Saba Holland, the second wife of Sir Henry Holland. Lady Holland made a name for herself in the literary sphere by penning this carefully written memoir of her father. Sydney Smith published several sermons and religious work. His reputation among contemporaries was that of a humorist. He was known to make jest of religious subjects andis known in the United States for his rhyming recipe for salad dressing. With the bookplate of Hon. Francis C Bridgeman to the front pastedown. Bridgeman was a British Army officer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885-1895. His crest to the tail of the spine. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with a small amount of rubbing to therear joint and to the head and tail of spine. Slightly heavierrubbing to the front joint. Minor rubbing to the extremities. Small amount of damp staining to the rear board. Prior owner's bookplate tothe front pastedown, Francis C Bridgeman. Library plate to the front pastedown. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans.

      London: Taylor and Francis for the author [1852]-1854. - Folio. (21 4/8 x 14 6/8 inches). 51 lithographed plates with EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR HEIGHTENED WITH GUM ARABIC, and one uncolored lithograph after Edward Lear, John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart. Contemporary half green morocco gilt, all edges gilt (extremities a bit scuffed, cloth a bit rubbed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Edward Francis Searles (1841 - 1920) , interior and architectural designer, on the front paste-down. Second edition, revised and expanded, of Gould's first monograph, originally issued in three parts in 1833, 1834 and 1835. This new edition contains 18 new plates, not included In the first edition, of the magnificent toucan family, found in Mexico, Central and South America and some West Indian islands. Lear's remarkable images of of the birds fill the plate, showing young birds with the fully grown, and are regarded as among the best of his zoological drawings; the uncoloured plate accompanies Richard Owen's final chapter on the anatomy of the toucan, written especially for the work. Edward Lear is fondly remembered for his books of nonsense and for popularizing the limerick, but he was also a prolific watercolourist, who as a young man earned his livelihood and achieved recognition as an illustrator of birds and animals. Born in the north London suburb of Holloway on 12 May 1812, he was the youngest of twenty-one children born to Jeremiah and Ann Lear. His childhood was one of outward prosperity but in 1825, his father, a stockbroker, was ruined by a financial crisis brought on by unfortunate speculation, and consigned to the debtor's prison. At the age of fifteen the young and somewhat sickly Edward had to start earning his own living. Initially, he tinted drawings of birds for shops and printsellers, also doing work for various hospitals and medical men - "I began to draw for bread and cheese about 1827," he wrote "but only did uncommon queer shop-sketches - selling them for prices varying from ninepence to four shillings; coloring prints, screens and fans; awhile making morbid disease drawings, for hospitals and certain doctors of physic." This training suited him well and at an early age he was already taking pupils of his own. In 1830, at the age of 18, Lear obtained permission to work as a draughtsman at the Zoological Society gardens, located at Regent's Park. The following year he moved with his sister, Ann, to nearby lodgings in Albany Street, in order to be close to his work and during the course of the next two years devoted his time to recording the different members of the parrot family. He was encouraged in this task by N. A. Vigors, John Gould and Lord Stanley and between 1830 and 1832 "Illustrations of the Family Psittacidae, or Parrots" was published in parts. Gould was initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, and his fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority no [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN MICHILIMACKINAC. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN MACKINAC AND THE MORMONS

      Place OF Publication Not Identified (michigan?): Wingfield Watson. Very Good. 1854. First Edition. Soft Covers. Howes notes this firstedition lists the same publication date and has the same collation as the second edition, but the latter (2nd) edition is printed "on paper obviously later". Also, this edition (1st) does not contain the preface by Wingfield Watson (info from vol xxxii: Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, 1903) that was added to the 1894 edition. This book was purchased in a box-lot of Mormon ephemera, including issues of the Latter Day Saints Millenial Star, all dating to the mid-1850's. Clean light green wraps with black titles. Slight color faded edges. Front cover has two tiny nicks. Two additional laid-in pages, one with drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact . Western Americana, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Americana, Religion, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Scarce; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages .

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits

      1854 - McKenney and Hall's classic work in a fine copy, a rich iconographic portrait of the on the American Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1854. Three volumes, octavo (260 x 165 mm). 120 hand-coloured 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 including arabesque cornerpieces of stylized foliage, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with an overall design of small tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (expert repairs to joints). 16,000 $ Second 8vo edition; richly illustrated with 120 hand-coloured lithographic plates. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney (1785-1859) had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans 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 journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American 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, James Hall (1793-1868), a lawyer who had written extensively about the west, joined him. 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. (Gilreath). McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. This second octavo edition is after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, and reduced from the folio format first published between 1836 and 1844. The same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing produced all the plates for the first four octavo editions and coloring of the plates is found in all those editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RESEARCHES ON LIGHT: AN EXAMINATION OF ALL THE PHENOMENA CONNECTED WITH THE CHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR CHANGES PRODUCED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOLAR RAYS; EMBRACING ALL THE KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES, AND NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE ART

      Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1854 - 8vo., xx, 396 pp., hand-colored engraved folding plate, text diagrams. Newly bound in half calf and cloth, gilt title on spine. Owner's signature on title page, and small stain on the blank margin of p. xx. A very good copy. "Robert Hunt (1807 - 1887) was a librarian keeper of mining records at the Museum of Practical Geology and professor of mechanical engineering at the Royal School of Mines, at London. He carried on numerous photographic and photomechanical experiments and he was one of the founders of the London Photographic Society. These experiments with organic and inorganic light-sensitive substances, which, with characteristic unselfishness, he made public during the early forties of the last century, were extremely useful in the study of photochemistry, which was then in its infancy, and were of great service for years to those who came after him and used his researches for the basis of their studies." Eder- HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY p. 326. "Included are reports on Hunt's earliest experiments on solar energy and its effect involving both vegetation and metallic salts or compounds. An introductory chapter on the discoveries of Daguerre and Fox Talbot is exceedingly useful as it establishes the range of various light sensitive materials applicable to photography, including platinum, iron and antimony. His is the first use of the word 'platinotype' with reference to platinum prints. The book as a whole is one of the most crucial and one of the earliest theoretical treatises on the science, and differs slightly from the later, 1854 edition, except in some more recent discoveries." From the Arno Press description THE LITERATURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. In truth, this second edition was largely rewritten and greatly expanded to include a great many advances in the medium in the ensuing ten years.The copy of J [James] B [Booker] B [Blake] Wellington, 1858 - 1939, an English scientist and photographer. He worked with George Eastman in New York before becoming a director at Kodak and later he set up his own photographic materials and publishing company, Wellington & Ward. He was a member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood.

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        Washington Crossing the Delaware

      James Miller, New York 1854 - Engraving. Uncolored. Image measures 18" x 15.25" Lovely circa 1833 portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware features George Washington dressed in military attire astride a rearing horse. In his right hand he holds a telescope while his left hand holds the reins. The horse wears ornate tack with the letter 'W' and an eagle and decorative headgear. In the backround in top left and bottom right soldiers can be seen marching forward and rowing across the Delaware River. The print is in good condition with minor overall toning and foxing. Original plate mark is visible. Minor verso repair near left margin, not affecting printed image. Issued by Humphrey Phelps. Humphrey Phelps was an important publisher active in the mid 19th century. He worked independently as well as in partnership with Ensign and Thayer and issued many guides and maps of New York City and United States. This print is a nice example of his work.

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        Japan. Eene reisbeschrijving. Leiden, De Breuk & Smits, 1865. 8vo. With lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographic view of a Japanese house and 6 people, after a photograph (protected by a tissue guard, tipped in). Original publisher's letterpress-printed boards.

      Hesselink, 333 years of Dutch publications on Japan V-B 118; NCC (8 copies); WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Cordier, Japonica, cols. 554-555. Rare first and only Dutch edition of Lindau's description of Japan. Lindau discusses Nagasaki (including Dejima), Manchuria, Edo and Yokohama, with extensive remarks on Japanese politics and culture, including a detailed account of a sumo wrestling match. Writing during the so-called "Bakumatsu" (the late Tokugawa Shogunate), the author devotes three chapters to the Japanese political associations and networks after Commodore Matthew Perry signed the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa, which would eventually lead to the Meiji Restoration. The tinted lithograph of a house on the title-page explicitly states that is was made after a photograph. A Nagasaki merchant imported a daguerreotype camera to Japan in 1848, but it was only in the 1850s that westerners began making photographs in Japan and most of the early ones are lost. The present lithograph therefore gives us some visual record of one of the earliest photographs. Owner's stamp on title-page. With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing, but still in good condition and untrimmed. Spine reinforced with brown paper, boards slightly foxed and worn, later endpapers.

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.London, Smith, Elder & Co. (colophon: printed by Bradbury and Evans), 1859. 8vo. With 2 woodcuts in text, 8 lithographic plates (4 tinted) 5 lithographed folding maps. Modern half morocco.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 543; Cordier, Sinica, col. 2124; Hill, pp. 293-294. First and only edition of the adventures of a small British squadron in the Western Pacific in 1854-1856. The ships, under the command of Sir James Stirling took part in various actions against the Russians, with whom Great-Britain had been at war since 1853 (the Crimean War). Their main objective was to obstruct the Russians in getting the upper hand in Japan, since that country had opened itself to the West in 1853. After negotiating a treaty which opened Japanese ports to the British, the fleet travelled to China to battle pirates and later "captured" the almost deserted Russian harbour of Ayan. Besides giving his own colourful descriptions of Japan and the Japanese, Tronson also visited Korea, then an isolationist country under the Joseon dynasty. With a repaired tear in the first map and some minor foxing, mostly near the plates. In very good condition.

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        AMATEUR WATERCOLOR OF PASTORAL SCENE].

      [Np. May 24, ]. 1854 - Small watercolor, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, on 15 x 11 1/2- inch paper. Bright and clean. Near fine. An accomplished amateur watercolor by Robert Clinton Hill of North Carolina, done during his last year at the United States Military Academy. The scene shows a peaceful brook at the end of a path winding its way through a dense forest. Hill resigned his commission in the Union army to fight for North Carolina in the Confederate States Army, being promoted to captain in 1861. HEITMAN, p.530.

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