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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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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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        Autographed Document, Signed, "J. Egbert Farnum late of the U.S.A." Being a hand-written poem relating an incident of the Mexican American War

      New York City, 1854. 3 pp., pen and ink on bifolium. 8vo. Old folds, very minor stain to edge of bottom right corner on first page not affecting text, else fine. 3 pp., pen and ink on bifolium. 8vo. A SURPRISINGLY POIGNANT POEM FROM A HARDENED VETERAN. Romantic in a style befitting the era, Farnum offers a graphic account of a a heart-wrenching scene from battle, which he describes as "carelessly written but respectfully dedicated to Maria L. Green." Reading in part:…"Where hot and fiercest raged the fight,Where lead came down like rain, ~Where bursting bombshells feeble light,Discovered heaps of slain, ~I saw a little laughing spriteA joyous little dear,Leading a pet lamb through the fight,Without one though of fear. ~"Soldier, express rider, mercenary, adventurer, and notoriously hard drinking brawler, John Egbert Farnum's (1824-1870) military career began in the Mexican American War, where he served as a sgt. major in the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He would go on to see action in the Crimean War, and the jungles of Cuba and Nicaragua before enlisting as a major in the Union Army in 1861. Farnum fought gallantly in some of the bloodiest engagements of the American Civil War, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg before his wounds forced him to retire from active service (Farnum was shot 19 times and suffered two saber wounds). He was promoted to brevet brigadier general for his meritorious service. Despite his incredible war record, Farnum is more often remembered for his involvement in the infamous voyage of the schooner, Wanderer. Built as a luxury racing yacht, the Wanderer was purchased by William Corrie in 1858, with the assistance of southern "fire eater" Charles A.L. Lamar. Corrie had the schooner refitted as a slave ship and along with Farnum, who later claimed ignorance of the scheme, and the ship's crew, sailed to Africa and loaded 407 slaves aboard. They arrived off Jeckyll Island, Georgia in November and were arrested for violating the 1807 Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves. Farnum was charged with piracy. He escaped jail but was recaptured, and after a lengthy and sensational trial in which the President of the United States, James Buchanan, came to his defense, he was acquitted of all charges.

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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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        Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

      Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Ld. [c. 1854 & 1865] - xvi, 578; xii, 405 pp., with 41 engraved & hand-coloured plates, and many other illus. in text. 2 vols. Original quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards, t.e.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1854-1855., London - Octavo, two volumes, engraved frontispiece and vignette title and 22 additional plates with illustrations by Richard Doyle in each volume, other illustrations by Doyle in the text, early three-quarter leather and marbled boards, spines richly tooled in gold, red leather spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. First edition. "Thackeray's largest, and most sentimental panorama of mid-Victorian middle-class life." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 461. Wolff 6696a. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Israelitish Nation, from Abraham to the Present Time, Derived from the Original Sources. Vol. I (Complete Series)

      Albany: J. Munsell, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. g. 8vo. xxiv, 560pp. Original black cloth with decorative blind stamp and gold lettering on spine. Brown cloth. Biblical history from Abraham to destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E. Signs of aging. Wear to corners and head and tail of spine. Some foxing to endpapers, none in text. Pencil annotations in margins. Edge toning. Pages in good condition. Overall in fair to good condition. Rabbi Isaac M. Wise was a leader of the Reform movement in nineteenth century America. Founded Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. The preface is a good example of nineteenth century American Reform ideology, a period in which Reform Jews, mostly German immigrants, attempted to integrate into American society.

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        A Text Book of Anatomy, and Guide in Dissections, for the use of Students of Medicine and Dental Surgery.

      Lindsay & Blakiston 1854 - xxxii, 33-810p. With plates. wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poetical Works

      1854. BYRON, George Gordon, Lord. The Poetical Works. London: John Murray, 1854. Ten volumes. 12mo, contemporary full tan calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, burgundy and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $2800.Early edition of ByronÂ’s works, with engraved frontispieces and vignette title pages in each volume, 13 of them from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, plus two additional plates by Turner and a folding facsimile of the manuscript of ByronÂ’s early poem “To D—” in Volume I. In a handsome contemporary binding.Includes all of ByronÂ’s poems and verse dramas, including his masterworks Childe HaroldÂ’s Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Index in Volume X. Owner signatures and bookbinder tickets in each volume.Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors; light rubbing to contemporary calf. A handsome set.

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        Fiends, Ghosts and Sprites. Inclusing an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural.

      London: Richard Bentley. 1854. FIRST PARLOUR BOOK CASE EDITION. Octavo, pp. 276. Bound in publisher's embossed green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine, top edge and fore-edge deckled. Minor sunning to extremities, with some light bumping and faint shelfwear, endcaps pushed, cloth is slightly parted at top spine joint of front board, textblock shaken in the case, with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters. Spine sunned to a paler green, gilt tooling remains bright, blind decoration to covers is attractive. Ink ownership to front pastedown, internally clean with minor light spotting in some places. A detailed and fluent examination of the nature of superstition and belief in the uncanny, with numerous anecdotes and attempted interpretations. Scarce and interesting. A very good copy.

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