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        Thirty Years' View; or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years Vol. 1 only

      D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1854 - hinge cracked, corners bumped, pages age toned, markings on front end paper, previous owners signature on inside of front cover, text block cracked, vol. 1 only DATE PUBLISHED: 1854 EDITION: 739 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        For San Francisco, California. To Sail in the 25th of July, Positively. The First Class American Packet Ship "Louisa."

      This very early ship sailing card, printed in Australia, measuring an astonishing 5 3/4 x 9 inches, advertises a sailing from Australia to San Francisco - “the El Dorado of America.” An ad announcing the departure in the "Melbourne Argus" for July 17, 1854 lists the "Louisa" as "500 tons burthen." The card is dated in manuscript on the back “Captain George Webster August 3 1854,” and a small news clipping pasted to the front of the card validates this sailing date, names Elbridge Webster as owner, and lists cabin passengers. I have never seen the like, and probably never will again. Nor is it likely that Adams & Co., the agents for whom the card was printed, sent many more ships to California. According to an article entitled “History of the Express Business” in Banker's Magazine, the successful American firm “Adams & Co. had attempted to establish an express at Melbourne, Australia… but for various causes entirely beyond their control, the enterprise was a failure, and resulted in heavy loss to their firm.” The printer's slug at the very bottom of the card reads, "Goodhugh and Trembath, 48 Flinders Lane, East, and 174 Elizabeth Street." Ferguson's "Bibliography of Australia" locates this printing company in Melbourne. The card is printed in blue, with gold display lettering. Lightly and evenly tanned. In fine condition.

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        General Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Territory of Utah: Presented to the Legislative Assembly December 18, 1854.

      Utah Territory. Very Good. 1854. Pamphlet. Uncut pamphlet. Title in black lettering. Light fraying and soiling to fore and bottom edges. Included in the report is a general assessment of property and present conditions of public improvements. Calkin apologizes to the Assembly saying that "it is with extreme regret...that I present with you so meager a report," commenting on the neglect of duty of other officers of the territory. Very early Mormon imprint. 1/100 copies printed by Joseph Cain, public printer, Salt Lake City, 1854. We have never handled this rare item before. Not in Flake. Four copies in OCLC as of January 2017. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 8 pp .

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        1854 Works of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield English PLAYS Theatre 4v SET

      London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1854-1855. - 1854 Works of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield English PLAYS Theatre 4v SET “I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield This fine, decorative late 19th-century book is an illustrated printing of the life and works of Oliver Goldsmith. This book includes the famous “Vicar of Wakefield” as well as over one hundred charming illustrations. While the contents are extremely desirable, this book’s beautiful binding and cover make it a lovely shelf-display! This particular collection of works “contains more pieces than any other, but is also the first [edition] in which his works appear together exactly as their author left them.” (Works, preface). Item number: #505 Price: $750 GOLDSMITH, Oliver The works of Oliver Goldsmith London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1854-1855. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 4 volumes o 1. Poetical works. Dramas. The vicar of Wakefield – 468p o 2. Enquiry into the present state of polite learning. The citizen of the world – 487p o 3. The bee. Essays. Unacknowledged essays. Prefaces, introductions, etc – 447p o 4. Biographies. Reviews. Animated Nature. Cock Lane ghost. Vida's game of chess. Letters. Index. - 450 • Binding: leather, tight and secure • Language: English • Provenance: Bookplate; Lawrence Jones • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 505 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston. 1854 - First American Edition. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy ! William Stokes (1 October 1804 – 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases – A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) – as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne–Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes–Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta – and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874–76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        Grains de mil

      First edition.Contemporary half terracotta-red cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt fillets, tiny tears to edges of covers. Rare autograph inscription signed by Henri-Frédéric Amiel.A little light insignificant spotting. Joël Cherbuliez Paris & Genève 1854 13x20cm relié

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        Passengers for New York and Boston Should Bear in Mind that the New York Central Rail Road with new Wide Passenger Cars, is the Surest, Safest, and Cheapest Route!

      New York 1854 - Broadside timetable with woodcut illustration, which includes the Hudson River line from New York to Albany, and beyond to Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and all parts of New England. This broadside printed just 3 years after the Hudson River line reached Albany, in 1851. The New York Central Railroad, based in New York with its best known landmark of Grand Central Terminal, served most of the northeast, including New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and West Virginia. The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston with Chicago and St. Louis in the Midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. It was formed in May 1853 through a consolidation of earlier independent companies running between Albany and Buffalo by the Albany industrialist and Mohawk Valley Railroad owner Erastus Corning.The broadside specifically states the choice of travelers going up the Hudson to choose the Rail Road, or steamers: "New York passengers may choose between a passage from Albany to New York by the Hudson River Rail Road, or by Splendid Steamers on the Hudson River, an Advantage offered by no Other Route". It also boasts the benefit of the double track, "thereby avoiding collisions and detentions which happen almost daily on Roads with but one track".Tickets available at the Michigan Central, Great Western Railway, and Buffalo and Brantford Ticket Offices, Detroit, Steam Ferry transit, or on board the North Shore line of Steamers. List of Fares by railroad to Boston; by steamboat on Lake to Boston, by Rail Road or Steamboat to New York including People's Line of Steamers on Hudson River ($10.00). The North Shore Line steamers listed are the 'Western World' (Capt. C. C. Stannard); the 'Plymouth Rock' (Capt. Geo. Willoghby); and the 'Mayflower' (Capt. T. T. Hodson).Printed at bottom of broadside, are names of agents, including John Mulford for the Hudson River Rail Road. C. Vibbard, General Sup't; J. D. Morton, General Agent for Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana, office foot of Third St., Detroit.6 1/2 x 16". Double matted and framed in black frame, 11 1/2 x 21", very good condition. Not recorded in WorldCat.

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston. First American Edition.. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy !. First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy ! William Stokes (1 October 1804 – 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases – A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) – as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne–Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes–Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta – and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874–76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it existed in Europe, but particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II ... [with:] Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, From the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; After the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick

      London: Bohn, 1854. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. First title: 70 hand-colored aquatint plates, 10 plates engraved from line drawings, and 27 superb capital letters, each hand-illuminated. Second title: Engraved frontispiece and and engraved title in each volume, portrait and 150 engraved plates with letterpress text opposite. 5 vols. Folio. The two works in uniform three quarter red morocco, t.e.g. with emblematic tooling on spines, spines of vol. II of first title and vols. I & II of second title repaired with new spine labels, light rubbing to joints, text and plates clean with only very sporadic light foxing. Bookplates of H.W. Parker and Harry Plowman. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. First title: 70 hand-colored aquatint plates, 10 plates engraved from line drawings, and 27 superb capital letters, each hand-illuminated. Second title: Engraved frontispiece and and engraved title in each volume, portrait and 150 engraved plates with letterpress text opposite. 5 vols. Folio. Superb Hand-Colored Plates. The "great work" (ODNB) of Samuel Meyrick (1783-1848), antiquary and leading historian and collector of arms and armor. Meyrick's Inquiry into Antient Armour was first published in 1824 and appears here in an expanded edition. Meyrick constructed Goodrich Court (across the ruins of Goodrich Castle) specifically to display his collection of arms and armor - the second work, by Jospeh Skelton, is an illustrated catalogue of Meyrick's collection, first published in 1830. The collection was offered to the South Kensington Museum in 1868 for £50,000. The museum declined the purchase and the collection was dispersed: "Many of the pieces were bought by the Paris dealer and collector Frederic Spitzer, and some were later acquired by Sir Richard Wallace and are now in the Wallace Collection. Goodrich Court itself was demolished in 1950" (ODNB). Lowndes II, p. 1541; Hiler p. 587; Lipperheide Qb62

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        Deutsche Grafen-Häuser der Gegenwart in heraldischer, historischer und genealogischer Beziehung. 3 Bände (komplett). Band 1: A-K. Band 2: L-Z. Band 3: A-Z (Fortsetzung).

      Leipzig, T. O. Weigel, 1852-1854. - 8°. VII, 503, X, 741, VIII, 496 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Mit Abbildungen der Familienwappen. Band 1 mit teils deutlichem Wasserand, alle Bände durchgehend stockfleckig, Einbände berieben. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De vermakelyke avanturesse, of de dienstmaagd van fortuin. Vervattende hare zonderlinge levensgevallen, ontelbare wederwaardigheden en rampen; zeltzame ontmoetingen, en koddige vryagien; deszelfs driejarige dienst als lakye, gevangenneming op de Moorsche kusten, en hare slavernye in Asia by de Arabieren.Amsterdam, Steven van Esveldt, 1754. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary mottled half calf, gold-tooled spine, later endpapers.

      - Buisman 1042; Horst, "De letterkundige werkzaamheid van Petrus Lievens Kersteman" in: Het boek XXVIII, pp. 81-88, no. II; STCN (3 copies); Waller 924. Very rare first edition of a Dutch picaresque novel telling the story of the girl Janneton, who was born in Brussels and moved with her parents to Amsterdam when she was 9. When she was around 16 she made plans to leave town with her lover, Charles, after being frequently beaten by her father. Unsurprisingly her father didn't agree and put her away in a monastery. After several months she fled the monastery with her lover only to be raided by bandits, and Charles was killed. Janneton ended up on her own, travelled through Europe and eventually reached Cartagena, Spain, where she took a ship back to the Netherlands. During her voyage the ship got caught in a storm and ended up in front of the north African coast where it was captured by African pirates. Janneton was soon sold to an Arabic slave trader, with whom she got along very well. They travelled together through Africa and Asia, before ending up on his estate in Arabia. Eventually she managed to get back her freedom and travelled back to the Netherlands, where found Charles still alive.With the bookplate of the Flemish poet Victor Alexis dela Montagne (1854-1915). Lacking the publisher's advertisement, but otherwise complete and in good condition, with only some minor water stains to the first few leaves and some marginal defects. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1853

      Washington: Robert Armstrong, 1854. 4to, pp iv, 186, complete with 54 folding maps, charts, and tables. Original brown with gilt titles. Some foxing in the text, some charts mis-folded, a few with tears or small splits at the intersections, but overall very good. The surveys covered by this report include the Atlantic, Gulf and California coasts. Among the notable maps are the Cape Fear River, Galveston Harbor, San Diego, San Francisco Bay and Vicinity, Santa Barbara (Preliminary Sketch), and the north coast of Washington State, including Cape Flattery. This copy has the bookplate of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department and compliments label of Prof. A.D. Bache (Superintendent of the Coast Survey) on the front pastedown.

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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). - 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. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit 4 kolor. lithogr. Kostümtafeln. XVI, 365; 315 S., Blauer blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Receipt for Legal Fees Charged for the Defence of a Slave, 1854

      1854. Legal Fees Charged to Represent a Slave in Court [Manuscript]. [Slavery]. [United States]. [Receipt for Legal Fees Charged for the Defence of a Slave]. N.p.: May 17, 1854. 4-1/2" x 7-3/4" lined blue leaf, content in clear hand to recto, "(38)" in tiny hand to verso. Some toning and light foxing, faint fold lines. A well-preserved item. $500. * Signed by G.W. Gayle, most likely the defence attorney, this document reads (in part): "Rec.d of Wm. Jones, an admin. of the estate of Robert S. McLane, Decd., one hundred & fifty dollars in full for defending a slave named Bob (or Rob), on a charge of the murder of Moses, a slave belonging to Enoch Walton."

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        To The Public, In A Handbill Dated April 21, 1854, And Signed In.

      1854 - Unrecorded. Hannibal, Mo. 1854. A Missouri Judge Responds to His Critics [Broadside]. Killen, Thomas J. To The Public. In A Handbill Dated April 21, 1854, And Signed In Large Capital Letters "John Poynter McMillin," That Gentleman Makes "Three Specific Charges" Against The Rev. Matthias M. Barron [first line of text]. [Hannibal, MO? 1854]. 18-1/2" x 8-1/2" broadside. Text in three columns. Moderate toning and light foxing, minor edgewear, fine vertical and horizontal fold lines, contemporary docketing to verso. $2,500. * An apparently unrecorded broadside issued by Judge Thomas J. Killen in response to an attack published by a former litigant, John Poynter McMillin, who lost a lawsuit decided by Judge Killen. McMillin then published his version of the trial and his testimony in an attempt to refute the verdict against him. Killen's broadside is a rebuttal of McMillin's "superlatively ridiculous" charges. He also mocks his evident insolvency, suggests he is a deadbeat and assures McMillin: "you may banish fears of sinking to the degraded level of a mere slanderer. Both your tongue and your pen, sir, have lost all power of slander, or detraction; true like the native polecat, they may occasionally offend and disgust the community yet no one blames it because it is the nature of the beast." No copies located on OCLC or the online catalogs of AAS, Harvard or the Library of Congress. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De vermakelyke avanturesse, of de dienstmaagd van fortuin. Vervattende hare zonderlinge levensgevallen, ontelbare wederwaardigheden en rampen; zeltzame ontmoetingen, en koddige vryagien; deszelfs driejarige dienst als lakye, gevangenneming op de Moorsche kusten, en hare slavernye in Asia by de Arabieren.Amsterdam, Steven van Esveldt, 1754. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary mottled half calf, gold-tooled spine, later endpapers.

      Buisman 1042; Horst, “De letterkundige werkzaamheid van Petrus Lievens Kersteman” in: Het boek XXVIII, pp. 81-88, no. II; STCN (3 copies); Waller 924. Very rare first edition of a Dutch picaresque novel telling the story of the girl Janneton, who was born in Brussels and moved with her parents to Amsterdam when she was 9. When she was around 16 she made plans to leave town with her lover, Charles, after being frequently beaten by her father. Unsurprisingly her father didn't agree and put her away in a monastery. After several months she fled the monastery with her lover only to be raided by bandits, and Charles was killed. Janneton ended up on her own, travelled through Europe and eventually reached Cartagena, Spain, where she took a ship back to the Netherlands. During her voyage the ship got caught in a storm and ended up in front of the north African coast where it was captured by African pirates. Janneton was soon sold to an Arabic slave trader, with whom she got along very well. They travelled together through Africa and Asia, before ending up on his estate in Arabia. Eventually she managed to get back her freedom and travelled back to the Netherlands, where found Charles still alive.With the bookplate of the Flemish poet Victor Alexis dela Montagne (1854-1915). Lacking the publisher's advertisement, but otherwise complete and in good condition, with only some minor water stains to the first few leaves and some marginal defects. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        The Philosophical Works of David Hume Including All the Essays, and Exhibiting the More Important Alterations and Corrections in the Successive Editions Published by the Author (in four volumes)

      Adam and Charles Back, Little Brown and Company, Edinburgh, Boston 1854 - A rare four volume set, the seminal thinker's works are for 'the first time collected here in a uniform edition' (from Advertisement in book 1). Printed by Allen and Farnham, Cambridge. Binding in very fragile condition. Vol. 1: boards, ffep, and first signature separated from binding; Vol. 2: boards separated from binding; vol. 3: ffep detached, vol. 4: in tact but very fragile. Leather, raised bands and gilt lettering on spines is severely worn. Text is clean and complete. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aleck, and the Mutineers of the Bounty; Or, Thrilling Incidents of Life on the Ocean. Being the History of Pitcairn's Island

      Boston, MA: John P. Jewett & Company, 1854. As. Hardcover. Very Good. A later printing of an account first published in 1829. Scarce nevertheless. vi, 161 pp. 16mo. Brown blind embossed publisher's binding with gold embossed illustration of a three masted schooner on front cover, gold embossed titling to spine. Bumping to corners, light wear to head and foot of spine. First free endpaper missing. Light foxing throughout, heavier and endpapers. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts.

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        Charles Marville. Façade principale de l'église de St Vulfran à Abbeville

      1854 - Photographie,Salt print. // Circa 1854 // Papier salé // Format (cm): 24x30

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        Die Rheinlande Von Der Schweizer Bis Zur Hollaendichen Grenze, Schwarzwald, Vogesen, Haardt, Odenwald, Taunus, Eifel, Siebenbirge, Nahe, Mosel, Lahn, Ahr, Wupper und Ruhr

      Bei Karl Baedeker, Koblenz 1854 - Die Rheinlande Von Der Schweizer Bis Zur Hollaendichen Grenze, Schwarzwald, Vogesen, Haardt, Odenwald, Taunus, Eifel, Siebenbirge, Nahe, Mosel, Lahn, Ahr, Wupper und Ruhr. Published by Karl Baedeker in 1854, though it is registered on Baedeker official site as 8e Auflage, 1855. This is variant D007b. It is complete, xxxii, pp. 404, with 9 maps, 10 plans and 16 views. While the inside is quite well preserved and the front and the back of the original Biedermeier cover are fine, this copy has various flaws. It completely lacks the spine, there are traces of tape between the boards and both the first and the last card. It's not lacking pages, but there's a small tear in page 381/382, upper right corner, which caused the loss of some of the text. There's a small sign of a higlighting pen at page 390. Pages 23 to 26 and 30 to 32 are present but detached. Since this is one of the oldest Baedeker, it is remarkable that it is complete, and the Biedermeier cover in nice condition is an addition to its value. Size: 16mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hard Times

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1854 - First edition. viii, [2], 352 pp. 8vo. Eckel pp 140-141 Modern mottled half brown morocco and marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versi.

      Vendrame, 1854. In 8°, m. pelle, pp. 182. L'opera è il primo volume di versi stampato dal Nievo e comprende 24 versi tra cui ricordiamo: Bruto Minimo all'Università; Pane e Vino...; Ai lettori dell'Alchimista, preludio panegirico pel 1854; Danza e miseria, apertura del carnovale 1854; ....Edizione di soli 100 esemplari.Lettere in o. al d. Ampi marg.

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        Wild Scenes and Song-Birds / With Twenty Illustrations, Printed in colors, from Drawings by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

      George P. Putnam & Co., New York 1854 - Large octavo; ornate gilt stampings to both boards and spine. Tissue-protected Chromolithograph frontispiece (The Kentucky Mocking Bird) and 19 other chromolithograph (drawn on stone) plates (15 of birds after Mrs. Webber; five scenes of Native American life after Alfred Jacob Miller; all lithographed by "The Brothers Rosenthall, Philadelphia.") 1855 NON-authorial gift inscription on front free endpaper. The plate of the Indian Girl Swinging shows her bare-breasted. ("In the first edition, she appears, as in the Miller watercolor, bare-breasted. In at least some of the later printings, she has been provided with a blouse, probably in the name of nineteenth-century modesty," explains Ron Tyler, editor, "Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist on the Oregon Trail," 1982, p. 449). Book mainly sought after for the five chromolith plates of Native American scenes by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874), an early American artist in the Rockies. Book has been professionally re-backed with original spine laid down. Moderate wear to corners. One of only two published works to contain chromolithographs after Miller, considered one of the three great early Western American artists. Of the five views of American Indian life here, four are "scenes in the camp of the Delawares," according to author Webber, though in fact they are almost certainly based on the artist's sketches of the Snake Indians (related to the Shoshone), in and beyond the Rockies. 347 pp. including "Technical Index." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Himalayan Journals. Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c.

      London.: Murray.. First edition.. 1854.. 2 volumes. Volume I: 2 folding colour maps, 4 colour lithographs, lacks frontispiece (a facsimile has been bound), black and white wood engravings throughout, xxvii + 408pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Volume II: 7 colour lithographs of which one is folding, full page plate showing a facsimile of the vermillon seal of the Dhurma Rajah of Bhotan, 44 black and white wood engravings, xii + 487pp. Neat repairs and strengthening to maps, some soiling and marking particularly first and last leaves, staining upper corners and edges first and last leaves of volume I and first leaves of volume II, a little staining one plate. Professionally rebound in modern maroon cloth, lacks half titles and preliminary blanks. Joseph Dalton Hooker was a great many things including a brilliant botanist and plant hunter. A close friend of Charles Darwin, he was Darwin's earliest confidant on the ideas expounded in "On Origin of Species", and it is to Darwin this work is dedicated. In later life Hooker was Director of the Kew Gardens, President of the Royal Society (1873-1878), and with George Bentham he prepared the entirely new Genera Plantarum. Over his lifetime he received the highest honours available to a botanist. His brilliance showed itself early when at the age of only 22 he accompanied Sir James Ross's expedition to the Antarctic, following which he published a 6 volume work on the flora (including that of New Zealand, Tasmania and the Auckland Islands). Throughout his career he travelled widely in the interests of botany and introduced many plants from his expeditions to Britain. It was Dr Falconer, the Superintendent of the H.E.I.C. Botanic Garden in Calcutta who drew Hooker's attention to Sikkim which is the subject of these volumes. "He drew my attention to the fact that we were ignorant even of the geography of the central and eastern parts of these mountains, while all to the north was involved in a mystery equally attractive to the traveller and the naturalist." Joseph Hooker spent two very successful years in Sikkim. Among the legacies of his work in Sikkim is this marvellous work and the plants he introduced to the western world, many of which are now commonly used to add splendour to gardens across the world today but prior to his journey were completely unknown outside their native regions. .

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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.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Asien, China

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        The Seer

      S. W. Richards 1854 - Pratt, Orson. The Seer. Liverpool: S. W. Richards, 1854. 2nd printing. 320pp. 8vo. Book condition: Very good with light soiling and bumped and rubbed edges. Pages are mostly clean with sporadic pencil notations, mostly in the margins, for the first 150 pages. Lacking the rear free endsheet.

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        Report on the Commissioner of Patents For the Year 1853. Agriculture

      Washington DC: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], [4] color plates, 448pp., [1]. A few text illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped covers and title "Senate Document" on front and rear boards. Title on spine. Edge wear to boards and corners. Light to moderate scattered foxing and toning to pages. Inscribed to "Jno J. Jones by Hon. Robt Toombs, Jany 9, 1857" on the right front end paper. Prior to the Civil War, Robert Toombs served in the Georgia House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and later elected to the United States Senate from the Whig Party. After the election of Lincoln, Toombs supported the secession of Georgia from the Union. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the Confederacy and formed a close relationship with Alexander Stephens also from Georgia. During the war, Toombs served as a General. After the war, Toombs departed for Europe and returned to Georgia in 1867. He died in 1885.

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        Rostock 1828 - 1902 Düsseldorf). Haus am See. Öl auf Leinwand. 1854. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. 35 x 41 cm. Im Goldrahmen mit Messingschildchen.

      1854 - Genschow studierte an den Kunstakademien Berlin und Düsseldorf, dort als Schüler Achenbachs. Nach seinem Studium folgten Reisen in die Bayrischen und Schweizer Alpen sowie in die Karpaten. Zahlreiche Landschaftsbilder zeugen davon. Ab 1857 war er Mitglied im Düsseldorfer Künstlerverein Malkasten.- Älteres weißes Steinhaus mit schiefen Fensterläden in grüner Landschaft mit Kühen an einem See, vor dem Haus eine Bäuerin.- Verso auf Rahmen von alter Hand bezeichnet 'Geschenk an Käte Richter', dieser Name ebenfalls schwach leserlich auf Leinwand verso.- Dabei: Auktionsrechnung vom Auktionshaus Stahl von 1996.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rheinische Volksblätter für Haus, Familie und Handwerk. Jahrgang 1854 (1. Jahr) bis 1883 in 30 Bände.

      S. Schaeffer 1854-1883, Köln, - Goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        PHOTOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ NOUVEAU, THÉORIQUE ET PRACTIQUE, DES PROCÉDÉS ET MANIPULATIONS SUR PAPIER SEC - HUMIDE; SUR VERRE AU COLLODION - A L'ALBUMINE

      Paris: Lerebours et Secretan, 1854. Édition nouvelle renfermant tous les perfectionnements apportés a cert art jusqu'a ce jour. 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.

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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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