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        Die Perlenfischerei im Voigtlande, in topographischer, natur- und zeitgeschichtlicher Hinsicht nach den besten Quellen verfaßt und dargestellt, mit den einschlagenden Urkunden und Beweisstellen versehen, beleuchtet und herausgegeben.

      Oelsnitz, Selbstverlag, 1854.. Oktav. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschild. VIII, 208 S., unteres Kapital mit kleinem Klebezettel, Vorsatz und Titel gestempelt. Insgesamt leicht berieben, aber attraktives, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Sehr selten. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieser ersten umfassenden, aus den Quellen gearbeiteten Geschichte der Flußperlenfischerei in der Elster. Bemmann/Jatzwauk II, 95. Donkin (1998) 373.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Lettsomian Lectures on Insanity

      John Churchill, London 1854 - 160, [32] p. 23 cm. Red cloth with blank impressing. Darkened spine has chips at head and softening of tail. Corners bumped. Inscribed by author across from title page. Pages uncut. Small tear at top of title. Bookbinder's stamp on rear pastedown. A little light foxing, mainly to first pages and text block edge. Psychiatrist Forbes Benignus Winslow was an authority on lunacy during the Victorian era. The second lecture in this book, "On the Medical Treatment of Insanity," was a subject very close to his heart. In 1847 he had opened two private lunatic asylums at Hammersmith, where he employed the humane method of treating the mentally ill which is now universal, but was then regarded as an unusual innovation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1852 , Colored Lithograph

      New York: Henry Bill, 1854. colored lithograph measuring 12 1/2 inches x 18 1/2 inches, [33 cm x 42 cm], overall, 7 1/2 inches x 15 1/2 inches, [19x 39.5 cm] image size, an early view showing 13 keyed sites in the city with numerous sailing vessels in the harbor, original tinting, shows fold lines but no wear to folds, This view from The History of the World by Henry Bill , appeared in the different editions of Bill's history. The number of sites shown in the keys differ thrugh editions, This is as fine an example as you are likely to find.. FINE. Map.

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        Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott. Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude. Edited at the Request of Sir William Nott's Daughters, Letitia Nott and Charlotte Bower, from Documents in their Exclusive Possession.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1854 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original red linen-grain cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling with large laurel wreath centre-tool to all boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Lightly rubbed and soiled, crumpled head and tail of the spines, frontispiece to volume I browned as usual, that to volume II lightly foxed, light toning throughout, a very good set. Title pages with ownership inscriptions of Robert Archibald Trotter, late 43rd Native Infantry, who commanded a company in the defence of Kalat-i-Ghilzai. Trotter was promoted captain in 1853, retired 1862. A bright clean copy, unusual in the original cloth, and with an attractive provenance. Engraved frontispiece to each, portrait to volume I, a view of the fortress at Ghuzni to volume II. First edition of this uncommon memoir, an important source for the first Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and paymaster of family pensions at Barrackpore", but after leave in England returned to India to take command of the 20th NI. Despite having "been so long in a semi-military post, he brought his regiment into such a state of efficiency that his services were required to do the same for other regiments. He commanded a succession of native infantry regiments and on 1 December 1829 was promoted colonel" (ODNB). During the first Afghan War Nott commanded the troops at Kandahar and Quetta, sending out "small successful expeditions from both locales against rebellious tribes" (Riddick, Who Was Who); and in 1842 was placed in command of "all the troops in Lower Afghanistan and Sindh, and of the political officers there". His operations in defence of Kandahar, and in relief of Kabul were rewarded by his appointment to the residency and Lucknow with the title of envoy to the king of Oudh; and the presentation of "a valuable sword in the name of the British government" by Lord Ellenborough, who told Wellington that he considered Nott to be superior to all the other generals. "Ellenborough was right. Despite his cantankerous nature Nott was by far the best general in the Anglo–Afghan War. He was also a protagonist of the sepoy, whom he compared favourably with the British soldier." In 1844 he was created GCB, voted an annuity of £1,000 by the directors of the Company, and granted the freedom of the City of London. He died aged 63 on New Year's Day 1845. Bruce 4060. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reisen. Mit 4 ( von 5 erschienenen ) Bänden: I: Südamerika - II: Californien - III: Die Südsee-Inseln - IV: Australien.

      ( Der vierte Band erschien 1854: Jeweils Erste Ausgabe: WG II / 21 ) Mit 1 Blatt ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 492 Seiten 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 504 Seiten 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 486 Seiten 1 Blatt ( Inhalt ), 514 Seiten. Jeweils in Original-Halbpergament mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8 ( 17,5 x 11,5 cm ). Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen, Bindung der ersten 3 Bände stärker gelockert, ansonsten recht guter Zustand. -Zusammen 4 Bände ( es fehlt der abschließende fünfte Band -Java- aus dem Jahre 1854 ) - selten - . ( Gesamtgewicht 1600 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Bollettino Provinciale degli Atti di Governo per la Lombardia.

      Imperiale Regia Stamperia, 1854. 6 voll., in 4°, m. pelle. 1° vol. - parte 1^ , Semestre primo = puntata 1-13, anno 1854, pp. XXXVIII + 350. 2° vol. - parte 1^ , Semestre secondo = puntata 14-26, anno 1854, pp. da 352 a 947. 3° vol. - parte 2^ , volume unico - puntata 1-15, anno 1854, pp. XXV + 601. 4° vol. - parte 1^ , volume unico - puntata 1-12, anno 1855, pp. XXIX + 492; UNITO : - parte 2^ , volume unico - puntata 1-9, anno 1855, pp. VIII + 128 + XI. 5° vol. - parte 1^ , volume unico - puntata 1-12, anno 1856, pp. XXIX + 764. 6° vol. - parte 1^ , volume unico - puntata 1-16, anno 1858, pp. XXXI + 694. Lettere al d. in o. Nervi. Tagli azzurri. I voll. 1°, 2°, 5° e 6° presentano la traduzione a fronte in lingua tedesca ed una doppia numerazione delle pp.

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        Un seigneur et son écuyer regardant trois femmes à l'éventail près de l'eau

      1854. 1854, 23x35cm, Format Oban, une feuille. 1854, 23x35cm, Format Oban, une feuille. - original print printed between 1847 and 1854. Cut after a margin of cm. Modern coaching performed in Tokyo with the back label: Jinbocho Kanda Tokyo. Japan. Kingyokudo & co. polished mahogany frame. The stamp carries an adhesive on a tiny margin that connects to the mat. A polystyrene plate and a Japanese wooden panel on the back. Small swivel rivets permetent quick access to the engraving. A removable cord tissue Snaps burning. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Estampe originale imprimée entre 1847 et 1854. Coupée après une marge d'un cm. Encadrement moderne réalisé à Tokyo avec l'étiquette au dos : Jinbocho Kanda Tokyo. Japan. Kingyokudo & co. Cadre en acajou verni. L'estampe porte un minuscule adhésif sur une marge qui la relie au passe-partout. Une plaque en polystyrène et un panneau de bois japonais au dos. De petits rivets pivotants permettent d'accéder rapidement à la gravure. Un cordon en tissu amovible permet d'accrocher la gravure. L'ensemble se trouve dans un emboîtage en carton. Estampe imprimée sur papier de riz ou de murier. Un pli vertical. Dimension du cadre : 35x50cm. Estampe : 23,5x35cm. Très belle estampe à la mise en scène et aux couleurs raffinées. Sous un cerisier en fleurs, un seigneur et son écuyer observent trois femmes au bord de l'eau agitant des éventails ; elles portent toutes un sabre. Les tissus des kimonos sont particulièrement complexes et très différents. Utagawa Kunisada est l'un des artistes les plus célèbres et les plus populaires du XIXe siècle, et également l'un des plus prolifiques ; il domine le marché d'estampes durant plusieurs décennies. Format Oban une feuille

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        History of the Dominion of the Arabs in Spain. Translated from the Spanish by Mrs Jonathan Foster

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854-5 - 3 volumes, octavo (174 × 109 mm). Contemporary half calf, red and green labels, low gilt milled bands, floral centre-tools, stylized foliate corner-pieces, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. A little rubbed, small gold inked pressmarks to the tails of the spines, light browning, but overall a very good set. Steel-engraved frontispiece to volume I. First edition in English, first published Madrid 1820–1; far from common in the market. Condé was the director of the library of the Escorial. His work is "characterized by a strong sympathy for Arab culture. For the first time a complete survey, based on Arab sources, was provided of the history of Islamic Spain from 711 to 1492, and a framework was established which has been followed ever since" (Hamilton, p. 271). With the bookplates of Catholic scholar Joseph M. Gleason to the front pastedowns, and his pencilled critique at the beginning of the text of volume I: "It has become the fashion to decry this work in our times, but most of the criticism is parrot-like. Yet Gayangos [Spanish Arabist Pascual de Gayangos y Arce, author of The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain] calls it the foundation of all our knowledge of Moslem Spain". Hamilton, Arcadian Library 9214. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE NEWCOMES: MEMOIRS OF A MOST RESPECTABLE FAMILY Edited by A Pendennis, Esq [i e written by William Makepeace Thackeray]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street,. 1854-1855. early three-quarter leather and marbled boards, spines richly tooled in gold, red leather spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges.. Bound without the half titles, boards a bit scuffed, some mild. occasional foxing, but the text and plates in general are clean. A. nice set overall. (#128390). First edition. "Thackeray's largest, and most sentimental panorama of mid- Victorian middle-class life." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 461. Wolff 6696a.

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        Turkey; its History and Progress: from the Journals and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople; continued to the Present Time, with a Memoir of Sir James Porter, by his Grandson

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1854 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green morocco-grain cloth, title gilt to spine, elaborate blind panelling to both boards, Porter's arms gilt to the front boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Lightly rubbed, the spines tanned, frontispieces and title pages foxed, light toning, otherwise a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. First edition. "Includes Porter's unpublished journals and his very interesting papers and correspondence; volume II contains Larpent's work on the progress of reform in Turkey, much of it based on Ubicini's Lettres sur la Turquie (1851–4)" (Atabey). Porter (1710–1776) met Lord Carteret through a mutual friend, and was "employed by him on several secret commercial missions to the continent In 1741 he was sent to Vienna to assist Sir Thomas Robinson in the negotiations between Austria and Prussia; he returned the following year to Vienna on a special mission to Maria Theresa" (ODNB). He was appointed ambassador at Constantinople in 1746 and remained in the post until 1762, winning praise from Sir William Jones for protecting Britain's mercantile interests in the Ottoman empire. On his retirement in he devoted himself to scientific and literary pursuits, but was forced to decline the nomination for the presidency of the Royal Society in 1768, "not feeling himself of sufficient consequence or rich enough to live in such a style as he conceived that the president of such a society should maintain". Atabey 975; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852 + Maps to Marcy's Report; by Randolph B. Marcy, Captain Fifth Infantry U.S. Army; Assisted By George B. McClellan, Brevet Captain U.S. Engineers; With Reports on the Natural History of the Country, and Numerous Illustrations

      Washington DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes. According to Howes (Howes M-276), this appears to be a first edition, third issue (titlepage reads "Ho. of Reps. 33d Congress, 1st Session. Executive Doc."), 1854. Blindstamped cloth hardcovers, xv + 286 pp. + plates, illustrated with 65 lithographic plates, a 4-color fold-out diagram, & a map volume with two fold-out maps, clean unmarked text, Good, a bit of mustiness to the books, previous owner's ink inscription on the first volume's front pastedown, age-toning or soiling to the pages, rubbing or wear to the edges of some pages, one of the lithographic plates is detached but present, the large fold-out map in the map volume is worn with creasing and tearing to the creases, loss of gilt titles of the first volume, wear to the covers including rubbing along the edges and a bit of loss at the tips, no dust jackets. Very uncommon with the map volume.

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        Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852

      A O P Nicholson 1854 Washington, 1854 Good to very good issued in cloth 1st Hardbound Octavio [16] 286p [House of Representatives] Book plate removed from front paste down, foxing, some chips to spine, corners bumped and rubbed, shelf wear with edges worn through, inner hinges cracked. [Howes: 275] 65 plates.. Hardcover.

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        Monographie der Molluskengattung Venus, Linné. I. Band: Subgenus Cytherea Samarck. - [II. Band]: Subgenus Sunetta Link (ohne separatem Titel).

      2. Titel, 217(5) S. u. 126 S. Mit zus. 99 meist farb. lithogr. Tafeln Halbleinenbd. d. Zt. m. fragm. Rückenschild. Deckelbezüge erneuert, Vorsätze und Titel stark gebräunt u. rissig, ges. Buchblock im rechten Seitensteg, wasserrandig, Tafeln z. Tl. stockfleckig. Abhandlung über die Muscheln der Ordnung Veneroida. - Erschien innerhalb des großen, 1854-82 erschienenen Werkes Novitates Conchologicae. Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer Conchylien. Das Werk erschien in 2 Serien: Serie I, Mollusca extramarina (1854-1879), hgg. v. Ludwig Georg Karl Pfeiffer und Serie II, Mollusca marina (1862-1882), hgg. v. Wilhelm Dunker.

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        CHIMIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE:; contenant les éléments de chimie expliqués par Les manipulations photographiques. --Les procédés de photographie sur plaque, sur papiers sec ou humide, sur verres au collodion et À l'albumine. --La manière de préparer soi-même, d'employer tout les réactifs et d'utiliser les résidus. --Les recettes les plus nouvelles et les derniers perfectionnements. -- La gravure et la lithophotographie

      Mallet-Bachelier, Gendre et Successeur de Bachelier, Paris 1854 - 8vo., xvi, 296 pp., 16 pp. publisher's catalogue, charts and tables. Bound in quarter black morocco and marbled paper over boards. The spine is six compartments and titled in gilt. Original printed stiff wrappers are bound in. An occasional light spot of foxing. A fine and bright copy. Charles Louis Barreswil, 1817 - 1870, studied chemistry under Jules Pelouze, and later directed his laboratory, working with Claude Bernard. After 1849, his interests moved from physiological chemistry to those applied to industry and photography. Alphonse Davanne (1824 - 1912) was trained as a chemist, and by 1852, his attention was exclusively devoted to photographic chemistry. In 1854, he was a founding member of the Société Française de Photographie. In 1852, Barreswil, with Lerebours and Lemercier, successfully produced halftone photolithographs in a portfolio of architectural views, the first portfolio to use the halftone lithographic process. The definitive volume to date on photographic chemistry, photographic papers, plates, the collodion and albumen processes, as well as photomechanical processes, including the halftone lithographic method. This proved to be a popular encyclopedia of photographic chemistry and went through four editions, with the last in 1864.Roosens and Salu No. 1835. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 73. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Lerebours et Secretan, Paris 1854 - 8vo., [ii], title page, [v], [1] 387 pp. Original printed wrappers, bound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards with the spine in six compartments and titled in gilt. There is a moderate stain at the lower blank margin of the first few leaves, the blank edges of p. 17 - 32 are toned, and there is intermittent foxing. A very good copy. Gustave Le Gray (1820 - 1882) began his artistic studies in the early 1840s under François-Edouard Picot and Paul Delaroche. He took up the photographic arts in 1847, first with the daguerreotype. He was exposed to paper processes as a sitter for Henri le Secq who was then experimenting with variations upon Talbot's calotype process. By 1849, his proficiency with the chemistry of the various processes led him to teaching others, among them Maxime du Camp, and Léon de Laborde. In 1850, he published his first treatise heralding the waxed paper negative and the use of the glass plate negative, TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PAPIER ET SUR VERRE. a mere 42 pp. This basic text was expanded and enlarged upon in this 1854 edition, which includes various dry and wet paper negative processes, positive printing papers, negatives using collodion and albumen glass plates, a large section on chemicals, the stereoscope, and an excellent treatment of photomechanical techniques to date. Bibliographically speaking, there are four works by Le Gray published in the original French, one each year from 1850 - 1854. The titles vary, sometimes only slightly while the contents continued to expand as new processes were included. Several references cite the 1850 and the 1852 titles as being distinct works, while the subsequent printings are second editions. This would explain why this 1854 edition is labeled "Nouvelle." by Le Gray and why Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, lists two titles, No. 50, 1850, and No. 61, 1852. Roosens and Salu note separate titles, this being No. 5970. WorldCat locates only ten copies of this 1854 title, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art being the only U. S. holding. Édition nouvelle renfermant tous les perfectionnements apportés a cert art jusqu'a ce jour.

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      Chez l'auteur, Paris 1854 - 8vo., 208 pp., 3 pp. adverts. Printed wrappers, which are slightly chipped at the spine ends, with a short tear at the front joint. Scattered foxing, with a few chemical stains. A very good copy. Auguste Belloc, born in Paris in 1800, was a portrait miniaturist, watercolor painter and photographer of the nude, versed in the daguerreian and calotype processes. He was one of the founding members of the Société Héliographique, 1851, and its successor, the Société Française de Photographie, 1854. In the 1850s he was inventing, manufacturing and selling photographic supplies and equipment, which he continued until his death in 1868. He was a prolific writer on photographic theory, processes, and techniques. In this, his first published book, Belloc provides an historical introduction of photographic invention, an extensive manual on the "wet" collodion process, the preparation of various positive printing papers, and a practical guide to photographic chemistry. WorldCat locating twelve holdings, with George Eastman House, Gettry Research Institute, Boston Public Library, Franklin Institute, Tennessee State Library, National Gallery of Canada, and the Biblioteca Nacional Mexico being the North American holders. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, fails to locate this title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Anvár-i Suhailí; or, The Lights of Canopus; Being the Persian Version of the Fables of Pilpay or the Book "Kalílah and Damnah, " Rendered into Persian by Husain Vá'iz U'L-Káshifí. Literally Translated into Prose and Verse, ny Edward B. Eastwick, F.R.S., F.S.A., M.R.A.S.

      Hertford: Printed and Published by Stephen Austin, Bookseller to the East-India College, 1854. First edition. xxvii, [1], 650, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. A few traces of wear at extremities, generally a Fine, fresh copy. First edition. xxvii, [1], 650, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-1883) was an orientalist and diplomat. He "was an industrious writer, and some of his books are valuable. His best-known works are his translations from the Persian of Sa'di's Gulistan (The Rose Garden) and Kashifi's Anvar-i Suhaili (The Light of Canopus), which was dedicated to Queen Victoria and was better received than Gulistan." DNB.

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        Glossary of Northamptonshire words and phrases, with examples of their colloquial use, and illustrations from various authors; to which are added the customs of the county

      London: John Russell Smith, Abel & Sons [&] Mark Dorman, 1854. First edition, 2 vols., small 8vo, pp. xviii, [2], 410; [2], 439, [1]; spine ends chipped else a very good copy in orig. brown cloth. Not in Vancil; not in Zaunmuller.

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        Hard Times. For These Times

      Bradbury and Evans 1854 - 1st edition, 1st issue, 8vo, includes half-title and ‘Inscribed to Thomas Carlisle‘ printed page, some foxing, yellow endpapers (some soiling and marks, and later owner's name to front endpaper), original green horizontally-ribbed olive moiré cloth, blocked in blind, very rubbed, spine somewhat darkened, lettered in gilt, ''Price 5/-'' to foot of spine (very faint), recased with original spine laid down. Hard Times was written for Dickens’ magazine ‘Household Words’ to increase its circulation. A very good and solid first issue in hard to come by original cloth, as it was meant to be. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kartenwerk Zu Dr. Karl Andree's Nord-Amerika

      Braunschweig, Germany: George Westermann. Good. 1854. Hardcover. Dark blue boards with border and design blind embossed on front and back boards, and title gilt on spine. Boards have moderate soiling and wear to all edges. Corners are bumped and spine has moderate sunning. Twenty-eight pages with text plus eighteen plates with maps, most plates are hand-colored. Text block and plates all fold-out and have light foxing and light toning at folds. Contemporary pen marginalia on title page. Content is in German, with some English translations on maps. This North American atlas focuses on the United States, and includes text with ethnographical information and plates with distribution of animals, plants, and food and locations of Native American tribes when first encountered by Europeans. Cartography was done by Dr. Karl Andree, a German geographer. ; Large 8vo9" - 10" tall; 28 pp .

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        Report of the Select Committee of the Senate, in Relation to the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on the Claims Against Mexico.

      8vo. Washington, D.C.: Beverley Tucker, 1854. 8vo, xvi; 386pp. Original embossed brown cloth covers with title blindstamped on spine. Some edgewear and bowing to covers. A small hole through the front board about one-inch from edge. Pages heavily foxed. Name of E. M. Pease (former governor of Texas) inscribed to front free endpaper. p. 346 with illustration of Lake Michigan pasted over text, causing tears and heavy damage to the text on pp. 347-48. p 370 with railroad ad pasted over text. p 376 with illustration of railroad sleeping quarters pasted over text. p 382 with illustration of dining car pasted over text. Other pasted illustrations to final free endpapers, causing some tears to the paper. A fair copy. First edition. 33d Congress, 1st session. Senate. Rep. com. 182. Elisha Marshall Pease (1812 – 1883) was a U.S. politician from the 1830s through the 1870s. He served as the 5th and 13th Governor of Texas. Following the annexation of Texas to the United States, Pease was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1845 and reelected in 1847. In 1849, He ran for the Texas Senate from District 11 (Brazoria and Galveston counties), but lost to John B. Jones, who was sworn in 5 November. Pease contested the election, was declared the winner, and was sworn in 4 days later on 9 November. Pease first ran for governor in 1851 but withdrew from the race two weeks before the election. He was elected in each of the next two elections, 1853 and 1855 as a Unionist. As governor, he paid off the state debt and established the financial foundation that the state would later use to finance its schools and colleges. Some would even say that Pease was the "Savior of the Texas economy." (Wikipedia).

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

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

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        Central Route to the Pacific

      1854. First Edition . HEAP, Gwinn Harris. Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of the Expedition of E.F. BealeÂ… and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1854. Octavo, original dark green cloth, printed endpapers with publisherÂ’s advertisements. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $11,000.First edition of this fundamental exploring narrative, with large folding map (present in only some copies) and 13 tinted lithographic plates. One of the first works to show the Middle Rocky Mountain region and to indicate the 1849 Death Valley pioneer route.This 1853 expedition was under the command of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, the legendary frontiersman and close friend of Kit Carson and John Fremont. Heap was a cousin of BealeÂ’s; he kept a journal of the march, which was serialized in the National Intelligencer in November and December of 1853. The expedition was to explore the central route to the Pacific Coast. Leaving Westport, Missouri, in May, with twelve riflemen, Beale went first to Council Grove. From there he passed up the Arkansas River to the mouth of the Huerfano, about twenty miles east of present-day Pueblo, Co, and thence to the San Luis Valley, and from there to the coast (Blackmar). “Of all the journals and diaries telling of the crossing of the Mojave Desert, none in our opinion is comparable to the Heap (journal) in sheer readability and in picturesque descriptive quality” (Edwards). “Some of the areas explored are here described for the first time” (Graff 1837). “Heap accompanied his journal with a very interesting mapÂ… This map was not issued with all copies of HeapÂ’s book, and has received less attention than it deservesÂ… This is the first attempt on a published map to show the 1849 Death Valley pioneer route” (Wheat 808). Of interest are HeapÂ’s notes in the appendix regarding the usefulness of camels for desert expeditions. Because of his advocacy, Beale was commanded to take 25 camels with him in a later expedition to California in 1857, which he did reluctantly; this was the source of the famous “Camel Corps.” Plate VIII, Coochatope Gate, mislabeled “Coochatope Pass,” as issued. With 32 pages of publisherÂ’s advertisements bound at rear, as issued. Howes H378. Sabin 31175. Graff 1837. Wagner-Camp 235. Eberstadt 121:138. Cowan, 107. Faint dampstain affecting corner of plates. Skillful repair to spine ends. An extremely good copy in the original cloth.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 82 Bände in 22 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Weber und Lorck, 1842-, 1854. - Kl-8°. zusammen über 13.000 Seiten mit vielen Abbildungen aus Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Sehr umfangreiche Sammlung der seltenen frühen deutschen Übersetzungen, teils in höheren Auflagen, jedoch einheitlich gebunden. Vorhanden sind hier die Bände 1-79 und 90-92, es erschienen insgesamt 125 Bände. - Beinhaltet 1-6: Die Pickwickier - 7-9: Oliver Twist - 10-16: Nicholas Nickleby - 17-18: Joseph Grimaldi - 19-22: Londoner Skizzen - 23-31: Humphreys Wanduhr - 32-39: Barnaby Rudge - 40-42: Amerika - 43-52: Martin Chuzzlewit - 53 (Weihnachtsgeschichten) Der Weihnachtsabend - 54: Das Heimchen auf dem Heerde - 55: Die Sylvesterglocken - 56-57: Italienische Reisebilder - 58-67: Dombey und Sohn - 68: Der Kampf des Lebens - 69: Der Verwünchte - 70-75: David Copperfield - und 90-92: Harte Zeiten. "- Einbände etwas berieben, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, teils fleckig, meist jedoch recht gut erhalten. Hier 82 Teile - in diesem Umfang sehr selten - dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practical Fly-Fisher; More Particularly For Grayling Or Umber

      Charles Farlow, London 1854 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ameland - Wopke Eekhoff, 1854.

      ?Het Eiland Ameland, voormaals eene Heerlijkheid, later de 31e Grietenij der Provincie Friesland.? Groot formaat staalgravure vervaardigd in 1854 door Daniel Veelwaard voor de Nieuwe Atlas van Provincie Friesland van Wopke Eekhoff. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 59 x 102 cm.De Nieuwe Atlas van Provincie Friesland, werd in opdracht van het provinciebestuur gemaakt. Op 2 maart 1847 verscheen in de Leeuwarder Courant het ?Berigt van Inteekening op de uitgave van een nieuwe Atlas van Vriesland?. De prijs voor de hele atlas met 32 kaarten was fl. 48, losse kaarten kostten fl. 2 per stuk.Iedere kaart werd in de betreffende gemeente twee weken ter inzage gelegd. Via een voorafgaande publicatie in de Leeuwarder Courant meldde Eekhoff dat ?ieder in de gelegenheid wordt gesteld om daarop schriftelijke aanmerkingen aan het Bestuur mede te deelen?. Ook werd nog even vermeld dat men nog steeds voor twee gulden een losse kaart kon bestellen, ?dewijl die na de uitgave niet meer te bekomen zullen zijn?.Op zijn dertiende ging Wopke Eekhoff (1809 - 1880) in zijn geboortestad Leeuwarden aan het werk bij boekhandelaar en drukker G.T.N. Suringar. Hij ontwikkelde zch tot een self-made historicus van naam. In 1838 werd hij benoemd tot stadsarchivaris van Leeuwarden, de eerste van Nederland. Die functie combineerde hij met een eigen boekhandel en uitgeverij op de hoek van de Wirdumerdijk en de Peperstraat.In een oplage van 286 exemplaren gaf Eekhoff in 1849 de Nieuwe Atlas van Friesland uit, tegenwoordig beter bekend als de Eekhoff-atlas. Tien jaar daarvoor hadden Gedeputeerde Staten van Friesland opdracht gegeven om de provincie opnieuw in kaart te brengen. Met behulp van driehoeksmeting werden de kaarten samengesteld door J.W. Witteveen (tekenaar bij het kadaster), onder toezicht van ingenieur-verificateur J.H. Japp?. De kaarten werden gegraveerd door D. en H. Veelwaard en beletterd door L. Schweickhardt.Prijs: ?975,-.

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        Manuscript Account Book, 1854-1860

      1854. Account Book of A Notable Nineteenth-Century Canadian [Manuscript]. Ross, James [1835-1871]. [Account Book]. Toronto and Red River Settlement (Manitoba), 1854-1860. [176] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary diced calf, rebacked, gilt fillets and large central gilt lozenge-shaped panels to boards. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few leaves removed near front and rear of text block. Light toning to interior, "James Ross Esquire" in bold hand to front free endpaper, content in neat hand to 83 pages, a few pages have entries in a later hand dated 1885. An interesting piece of Canadiana. $850. * Ross was a distinguished Canadian lawyer, journalist, teacher and public servant, best known for his role in the establishment of the Province of Manitoba. Covering the years 1854 to 1860, most of the entries in this account book pertain to the maintenance of Ross's household. Other regard elections, fees he received as a lawyer and travel expenses to Toronto and other places in Canada.

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        Transcaucasia. Sketches of the Nations and Races Between the Black Sea and the Caspian

      London: Chapman and Hall. G+ : in good condition plus without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and faded. Eps renewed. Some light offsetting. 1854. First Edition. Purple hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxiv, 448pp. 8 coloured lithographed plates by Graeb, and fold out map. .

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        Wanderungen in China waehrend der Jahre 1843-1845 nebst dessen Reisen in die Theegegenden China's und Indiens 1848-1851. Aus dem Englischen uebesetzt von Julius Theodor Zenker.

      Lpz., Dyk 1854.. 8°. 3 Bll., 413 S. Mit 12 (dav. 2 gefalt. lithogr. Taf. (inkl. Frontisp.) u. 2 Karten auf 1 gefalt. Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Vors. u. Tit. gestemp. Kanten berieb. Stellenw. stockfl.

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        The Anvár-i Suhailí; or, The Lights of Canopus; Being the Persian Version of the Fables of Pilpay or the Book "Kalílah and Damnah, " Rendered into Persian by Husain Vá'iz U'L-Káshifí. Literally Translated into Prose and Verse, ny Edward B. Eastwick, F.R.S., F.S.A., M.R.A.S.

      Hertford: Printed and Published by Stephen Austin, Bookseller to the East-India College, 1854. First edition. xxvii, [1], 650, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. A few traces of wear at extremities, generally a Fine, fresh copy. First edition. xxvii, [1], 650, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-1883) was an orientalist and diplomat. He "was an industrious writer, and some of his books are valuable. His best-known works are his translations from the Persian of Sa'di's Gulistan (The Rose Garden) and Kashifi's Anvar-i Suhaili (The Light of Canopus), which was dedicated to Queen Victoria and was better received than Gulistan." DNB.

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        Turkey and the Turks; or, historical sketches of the rise, progress and present condition of the Ottoman Empire. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      London, James Madden, (1854). 8°. Mit 4 kolor. lithogr. Kostümtafeln. XVI, 365; 315 S., Blauer blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - „Popular edition, apparently issued without the separate title-page to vol. II. The first edition was published in two volumes in 1854 as Islamism, its rise and progress, or the present and past condition of the Turks . The first edition does not seem to have plates. The work is basically a history of Islam and includes the Arab caliphates, the Saracens, the Moslems in India, as well as the Ottoman empire. It is carried up to the Crimean War and also contains an account of the Greek revolution“ (Blackmer). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Widmung a. Vorsatzblatt. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Blackmer Coll. 1188; vgl. Atabey 862. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Neale, Turkey and the Turks; or, historical sketches of the rise, progress and present condition of the Ottoman Empire, Türkei, Orient, Balkan, Turcica, Osmanisches Reich

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        Astronomie populaire. Publiée d'après son ordre sous la direction de J.-A. Barral. Oeuvre posthume

      Paris / Leipzig, Gide & Baudry, resp. T. O. Weigel, 1854-1857. 4 vols. 8vo (21x14 cm.). Contemporary red halfmorocco, spine with ribbons, finely gilt in compartments; marbled endpapers. (corners vol. 4 bumped). Vol. 1:(iv),xii,560 pp. with 8 plates (2 double-page: "Constellations de l'Hémisphère Austral" and "Lunette Observatoire Paris" and 1 folding plate: "L'hémisphère Boréal"); vol. 2:(iv),554 pp. with 13 plates (3 double-page: 2 cross-sections "Observatoire de Paris" and: 1 "Système planetaire des modernes"); Vol. 3:(iv),636 pp. with5 plates, i.a.3 double-page: "La Lune" engraved by Guiguet, "Pole sud" and "Pole nord" engr. by Vuillemin; vol. 4:(iv,854 pp. with 3 plates (2 folding: "Bolides observés par Coulvier" and: "Appareil de Fizeau..."). With brown spots, mainly in the margins and to the plates, otherwise good, complete set with together 29 engraved plates, partly folding or double-page, many illustrations in text.

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        Turkey and the Turks or, historical sketches of the rise, progress and present condition of the Ottoman Empire. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      8. Mit 4 kolor. lithogr. Kostümtafeln. XVI, 365 315 S., Blauer blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - Popular edition, apparently issued without the separate title-page to vol. II. The first edition was published in two volumes in 1854 as Islamism, its rise and progress, or the present and past condition of the Turks . The first edition does not seem to have plates. The work is basically a history of Islam and includes the Arab caliphates, the Saracens, the Moslems in India, as well as the Ottoman empire. It is carried up to the Crimean War and also contains an account of the Greek revolution (Blackmer). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Widmung a. Vorsatzblatt. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Blackmer Coll. 1188 vgl. Atabey 862.

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        "Hutching's California Scenes/the California Indians" Lettersheet (Gold Rush Era)

      Sun Print. 1854. Lettersheet. Hutching's (sic) California Scenes/The California Indians created by Nahl, Charles Christian (1818-1878) , German, artist Anthony & Baker (active 1850s) , engraver Hutchings, J. M. (James Mason) (1820-1902) , publisher Sun Print (active c. 1850) , printer. Includes eight views: Indian Fandango/dance; gathering acorns; gathering seeds; mode of traveling; burning their dead; catching grasshoppers; grinding acorns and cooking food. Most images show Indian women at work. Print on blue laid paper: wood engraving 11" x 9". This issue does not include publisher credit and copyright date as sometimes found at the foot of the vignette sheet. Interior is blank. Corners are rounded with light chipping to the edges. Several small areas of light brown discoloration. Blind embossed stamp on verso of clipper ship and "packet post London". Rhodes & Sons watermarked paper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Researches on Light in its Chemical Relations; embracing a consideration of all the photographic processes.

      - London, Longman &c, 1854. Octavo publisher's blindstamped cloth (a touch faded); xx,396pp, folding frontispiece with some hand colouring, some diagrams through the text. Title a little browned by a note (see below); a very good copy. Second edition, largely rewritten to encompass the progress made in photography since the original edition, ten years earlier - and to claim his proper place as an original experimenter. Hunt's preface includes a defence against the label of 'compilation' visited on the first edition - his experiments began before the publication of the processes of Daguerre or Fox Talbot and have continued "at no small cost, and with a large expenditure of thought". The loosely inserted note alluded to is to William Benson from a Furnivall (probably not Frederick James) offering him the long term loan of this book - though it probably wouldn't be needed for his forthcoming 'excellent' book on colour. This is probably Benson's Principles of the Science of Colour; 1868. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blanquart Evrard, Fortier, Saint Etienne Du Mont

      1854 - Photographie,vintage print // Circa 1854 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 24x30

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        The Seer (Volume 1, Number 1, January, 1853 - Volume 2, Number 8, August, 1854)

      Washington, D.C.; Liverpool: S. W. Richards; Franklin D. Richards, 1854. Leather bound. Very good. 320pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Modern black leather with the title, date, and five double ruled borders gilt stamped on the spine. New endsheets and flyleaves. In a custom beige cloth clamshell box, with "The Seer, Liverpool 1853-4" stamped in gilt on the black leather spine label. Skillful tissue repairs to the margins of the first 16 pages. Periodic underlining in pen (more pronounced at the beginning) and marginal markings. Occasional foxing. The clamshell box has a tiny ink stain on the rear panel. Reprinted verbatim in Liverpool from the Washington, D.C., edition, with the addition of vol. 2, nos. 7-8, published by F. D. Richards." - Flake Following the fall General Conference in 1852, Orson Pratt was called to preside over the Eastern mission and to publish a periodical defending Mormon theology and practices, particularly polygamy. Pratt covered many doctrinal issues, including Celestial Marriage and the Preexistence. Brigham Young thought some of the ideas discussed were poorly conceived, and had the publication cease operation. In 1865, the Church of Latter-day Saints disowned the writings saying, "The Seer contains doctrines which we cannot sanction, and which we have felt impressed to disown, so that the Saints who now live, and who may live hereafter, may not be misled by our silence, or be left to misinterpret it. Where these objectionable works, or parts of works, are bound in volumes, or otherwise, they should be cut out and destroyed." Mormon Fifty 40. Flake/Draper 7610. Mormon Imprints 42. Crawley 770.

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        HARPER'S STORY BOOKS. A Series of Narratives, Dialogues, Biographies, and Tales, for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Young. Embellished with Numerous and Beautiful Engravings.

      Harper & Brothers ca. 1854-1860, New York - 12 vols. bound in 10, each with 3 or 4 titles for a total of 36 (the complete series), each with its own title page. Each of the stories is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece and a title page vignette, as well as varying numbers of finely executed text woodcuts (there are over 1,000 woodcuts in this complete series). Uniform 19th century black calf, gilt, over marbled boards, some rubbing at extremities. Front hinges of two volumes with hairline cracks, but all covers are holding soundly. A very nice complete set that is now quite scarce. These 36 volumes were each published separately, as well as in this collection. "Some of the Story Books are written particularly for girls and some for boys, and the different volumes are adapted to various ages, so that the work forms a complete library of Story Books for all the children of the family." The 36 separate titles in this multi-volume set are (listed alphabetically): The Alcove; Aunt Margaret; Bruno, or Taught By a Dog; Carl and Jocko; Congo; Dialogues for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons; Elfred; Emma; The Engineer; [Benjamin] Franklin the Apprentice Boy; The Gibralter Gallery; The Great Elm; Harper Establishment, or How the Story Books Are Made; Jasper; John True; Judge Justin; Lapstone; The Little Louvre; Little Paul; Minigo; Museum; Orkney the Peacemaker; Prank; Rambles Among the Alps; The Story of American History; The Story of Ancient History; The Story of English History; The Strait Gate; The Studio for Young Artists at Home; Vernon; Viola and Her Little Brother Arno; Virginia; Three Gold Dollars; Timboo and Fanny; Timboo and Joliba; and Willie and the Mortgage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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