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

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

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Third Congress

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson (printer), 1854. Quarto. Senate issue, 33d Congress, 2d session, Ex. Doc. No. 1, part III, containing the illustrations belonging to the reports that would accompany this message, (1)pp lists of plates, all 45 plates, plans or maps are present, bound in publisher's dark brown embossed cloth lettered in gilt and blind, spine lettering gilt, some light scattered foxing, a very good copy.

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        Catalogus Omnium Civitatum in Singulis Imperii Sinarum Provinciis Existentium,: cum orthographia, qua ipsarum nomina exprimere solent ex diversis nationibus missionarii ibedem commerantes, in Commodum S.C. de Progroganda Fide digestus a Fr. Josepho Novella Ord. Minor S. Francisci reformator.

      Rome Lithog. Danesi 1854 - 'A gazetteer of all the states in the provinces of the Chinese Empire, with orthography, where their names are [commerantes] from foreign missionaries, for the SC Progroganda Fide compiled by Fr. Jospeho Novella Ord. Minor S. Francisci reformator.' COPAC: BL & Oxford only An unsophisticated copy, untrimmed, rather dusty at edges, occasional minor foxing. Bound in library buckram. First edition Folio, pp.iv, 153, [1]. Lithographed throughout, Chinese characters in text.

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        Warrant to Apprehend a Person Charged with an Indictable Offence

      Melbourne, 1854. Folio, 2 pp. on a single leaf printed form completed in manuscript. The arrest warrant for Frederick "Colonel" Vern of Ballarat, dated two days before the Eureka Stockade riot. The warrant cites the charge that Vern had, on the first of December, "train[ed] large bodies of men to the use of arms to practise military evolutions and exercise". On the day this warrant was written, the stockade established by the miners was a flurry of activity in preparation for the infamous siege two days later. Significantly, the men Vern were alleged to have trained never materialised and Vern escaped, while 120 miners were taken prisoner. According to one witness account the "men under Verne were all out of the Stockade, when the battle started and they were the larger portion of the rebels. Knowing of the ambush it greatly assisted Captain Thomas plans in attacking them, Verne was in charge of the ambuscade, therefore he could not have been in the Stockade when it was attacked,..." [Andrew Hermiston in the Euroa Advertiser]. A £500 reward was later issued on 11th December 1854 for his capture, famously the highest for a Eureka rebel.Dubbed the "red republican" by The Argus, Vern was an orator and agitator and one of the leading members of the Ballarat Reform League, which had been established at Bakery Hill on 11 November 1854 following the murder of the miner James Scobie. The League was also formed to address the broader issues of abolition of the hefty gold licence fee imposed by the Victorian Government [SEE ITEM XXX], disbanding of the Gold Commission, suffrage and governance of the gold fields. Other key members were Peter Lalor and Rafaello Carboni, who wrote the vivid and famous account of the subsequent clashes. Carboni took a dim view of Vern. The police description of him is closely recorded on the verso of the warrant methodically noting his height, hair, eyes "grey, very far apart, short and piercing" and that he was: "a Hanoverian, speaks English fluently but with a foreign accent". Carboni is far more scathing. In his account of the Rebellion he retorts "Oh! you long-legged Vern! with the eyes of an opossum, a common nose... broad shoulders, never broken down by too much work... the whole of your appearance makes you a lion amongst the fair sex, in spite of your bad English... They say you come from Hanover but your friends have seen too much in you of the Mexico-Peruvian you have not a dishonest heart, but you believe in nothing except the gratification of your silly vanity, or ambition, as you call it." Vern was to outlast the slings and arrows of his critics and would-be captors, penning an account of Eureka published in The Melbourne Magazine in 1855 "as no account of these famous disturbances, from the point of view in which they were regarded by the misguided miners, has hitherto been published..." Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        Kronstadt In segno di rispetto

      Benedetto Marzolla - Napoli, NAPOLI 1854 - ITALIANO Volume della metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in cartone rigido goffrato con bei caratteri dorati in bassorilievo e firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, bordo leggermente consumato, fioritura sparsa, piede con piccola abrasione, all'interno una pianta della città-fortezza di Kronstadt, ricavata dalla Carta pubblicata in Londra da James Wyld geografo di s. m. la Regina e del Princ. Alberto in marzo 1854, a colori, composta da tre tavole montate su pannello in tela e una Veduta della città, a colori, realizzata su dieci tavole montate su tela. Eseguito per cura e sotto la direzione di Benedetto Marzolla-Napoli luglio 1854.

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        The East-India Register and Army List, for 1854. Compiled by Permission of the East-India Company, from the Official Returns Received at the East-India House

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good. index, c, 145p. plus (6)p. advertisements. Rebound in a red 20th century quarterbinding (red leather backstrip and red cloth). 17cm. Rear joint tender. Richard F. Burton shows up in the list as does John H. Speke.

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        Histoire naturelle générale des règnes organiques, principalement étudiée chez l'homme et les animaux.

      Paris, Masson, 1854, 1859, 1862. ____ Première édition. L'auteur veut "exposer nos connaissances sur l'ensemble et sur les groupes principaux des êtres vivants; relier par une méthode commune, les notions diverses d'origine, et de divers ordres, qui nous sont acquises; de les subordonner hiérarchiquement selon leurs rapports de filiation logique et de causalité. (...) Ce que nul n'a encore tenté, je n'ai pas la présomptueuse espérance de le réaliser. Mais on n'est pas seulement utile à la science par ce qu'on achève : on peut l'être aussi par ce que l'on commence." (Préface). Mort en 1861, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire n'a pu achever cette tâche immense. "M. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire est mort ... avant d'avoir terminé l'oeuvre qu'il avait entreprise ... les chapitres XVIII, XIX et XX n'étaient qu'en manuscrit. La famille ... a pensé que ce manuscrit devait être publié sans additions ni retranchements, et elle a livré à l'impression jusqu'aux dernières pages écrites par l'auteur." Bel exemplaire. *-------* First edition. "An undertaking of grandiose intention which was never completed." DSB 5, 360. 3 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XXIII, (1), 455, (1) / (4), 523, (1) / (4), 539, (1) pp. Demi-chagrin bleu marine, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le sventure di Perile e Sigismonda Istoria settentrionale

      Gabinetto Letterario, NAPOLI 1854 - ITALIANO Libro in mezza legatura in pelle, i piatti decorati a rilievo mostrano usura, si notano i bordi stanchi, la legatura salda, i tagli con naturale ingiallimento, vol. III

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        From Millard Fillmore’s library, a book owned and signed by his son – shelf location noted by the former President on the title page

      n.p.: , April 12, 1854. n.p., April 12, 1854. 12mo. "â€

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        Histoire naturelle générale des règnes organiques, principalement étudiée chez l'homme et les animaux

      Masson, 1859, 1862, Paris 1854 - ____ Première édition. L'auteur veut "exposer nos connaissances sur l'ensemble et sur les groupes principaux des êtres vivants; relier par une méthode commune, les notions diverses d'origine, et de divers ordres, qui nous sont acquises; de les subordonner hiérarchiquement selon leurs rapports de filiation logique et de causalité. (.) Ce que nul n'a encore tenté, je n'ai pas la présomptueuse espérance de le réaliser. Mais on n'est pas seulement utile à la science par ce qu'on achève : on peut l'être aussi par ce que l'on commence." (Préface). Mort en 1861, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire n'a pu achever cette tâche immense. "M. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire est mort . avant d'avoir terminé l'oeuvre qu'il avait entreprise . les chapitres XVIII, XIX et XX n'étaient qu'en manuscrit. La famille . a pensé que ce manuscrit devait être publié sans additions ni retranchements, et elle a livré à l'impression jusqu'aux dernières pages écrites par l'auteur." Bel exemplaire. *-------* First edition. "An undertaking of grandiose intention which was never completed." DSB 5, 360. 3 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XXIII, (1), 455, (1) / (4), 523, (1) / (4), 539, (1) pp. Demi-chagrin bleu marine, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann,.. bedarf. Vorgelesen in der mathem. naturw. Classe der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien. (Privilegirt am 12. October 1852, Z. 7698).

      Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind black morocco over green cloth boards.l First edition of Auer's most famous publication. Alois Auer (1813-1869), born in Wels, Austria, was the director of the Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof und Staatsdruckerei (the Austrian State Printing House). In this publication he describes his "discovery" of nature printing, which he illustrates with some fine coloured examples. He uses dried plants, mosses, lace, snake skin, bat wing, minerals, fossils, etc to show off this "new" method of printing, which he believes at the time will change the history of printing once and for all. In reality nature-printing was invented at least 100 years earlier. He may have shed new light on the entire process and used it in different and innovative ways, but he does not talk about the true inventors in his texts, reffering only and frequently to his invention and the protection of the rights. He did however, by publishing this work in 4 languages, bring it to the general public, and others such as Constantin von Ettingshausen and Alois Pokorny would use his techniques in the years to come. "Auer's method can only be used with objects with tolerably flat surfaces, such as dried and pressed plants, embroidery and lace, and a very few animal productions. The object is placed between a plate of steel and another of lead, both of which are smooth, and polished. They are then drawn through a pair of rollers under considerable pressure. When the plates are separated, it is found that a perfect impression of the object has been made in the leaden plate. This may be used directly as an engraved plate, but only if a very few impressions are wanted, for it is too soft to resist the action of printing presses for practical purposes" [Wikipedia]. Marginal light water stains and some foxing in places, but this is often the case with this book. Poggendorf III, 49; Kirchner 11246; Fischer, 200 Jahre Naturselbstdruck, 39.

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        NICARAGUA. Nach eigener Anschauung im Jahre 1852 und mit besonderer Beziehung auf die Auswanderung nach den heissen Zonen Amerika's beschrieben.

      Braunschweig: F. Vieweg und Sohn, 1854. [i]-xxvi, [1]-296 pages of text followed by [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement. Complete with two folding maps. Bound in circa 1900 library cloth and marbled paper-covered boards, with ex-libris stamps on the back of the title page and the back of the maps, including a duplicate/sell/deaccession stamp. The text has minor foxing scattered here and there. The original yellow printed paper wrappers are bound in after the maps. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        TRAITÉ THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR COLLODION:; SUIVI D'ÉLÉMENTS DE CHIMIE ET D'OPTIQUE APPLIQUÉS À CET ART

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1854. First edition. 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.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V. G. Audubon, 1854-1855. Early octavo edition. Leather bound. 383; 334; 348pp. Royal octavo [28 cm] Full brown leather with raised bands, and titles and elaborate ornamental designs in gilt and blind on the spines and covers. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The volumes are in good to very good condition, with rubbing to the extremities, and several small cracks at the spine ends along the joints. The text block of volume I has dropped, and is cracked at the beginning. Volumes II and III have a bookseller's small ticket on the front pastedown. The front free endpaper of volume III is detached, but present. The text block of this volume is cracked a couple of times at the center. Volume I has 50 plates. Volume II has 50 plates. Volume III has 55 plates. All with accompanying tissue guards. Occasional light offsetting to the tissue guards. Plate CXLII has a darkened patch in the upper inside margin where a place marker was present (only bleeding ever so slightly into the image). An attractive set of Audubon's Quadrupeds of North America, with 155 illustrations after John James Audubon and John Woodhouse Audubon by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly. Lithographs printed by J. T. Bowen (Philadelphia), Nagel & Weingartner (New York). John James Audubon was most known for his monumental double elephant folio illustrations of American birds, published as "The Birds of America," containing 435 hand-colored engravings of 1,065 birds of 489 species. This series, Audubon's second large-scale project, was first published in three folio volumes with 150 plates between 1845 and 1848, as "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America." Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon, is credited with producing the later plates when his father's health started to decline. The octavo edition, published shortly thereafter in a more convenient size, was meant to reach a larger amount of consumers. "The Quadrupeds of America" is a lovely example of of the type of artistry which brought John James Audubon his fame, illustrating his use of unusually dramatic poses and settings. At the time, naturalist's were accustomed to viewing specimens shown plainly against a blank background. Instead, Audubon attempted to portray animals as he saw them in nature. These infusions of real animal characteristics can be seen throughout The Quadrupeds of America, even in his portrayal of the common house mouse, depicted indoors near a block of cheese and a ceramic vessel (Plate XC, Volume II). A handsome set of this extensive study of North American natural history by the noted American ornithologist and naturalist.

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        Mikrogeologie. Das Erden und Felsen schaffende Wirken des unsichtbar kleinen selbständigen Lebens auf der Erde.

      - Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1854. Folio (44.9 x 32.8 cm). Front wrapper pasted on first blank, half-title, title page, dedication leaf, pp. [viii]-xxviii, [1]-374, half-title (to the plates), pp. [1]-31 (index), 41 fine, partly tinted and hand-coloured engraved plates (tissue-guarded) with (multiple) explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title on spine. Marbled endpapers.l A massive work. Weighing over 6.3 kg (1 stone) and sold for the majestic sum of 72 Thaler, it deals with the smallest of all plants and animals, which are the building blocks (or, rather, grains) of many mountain ranges. The fine plates, made with the aid of a microscope, mainly show diatoms, radiolarians, and foraminifers in an endless variety, but also a few small mollusks, serpulorbids and, for instance, living tardigrades. Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876) combined a near unsurpassed knowledge of zoology, comparative anatomy, geology, palaeontology and microscopy. Although perhaps better known for his work with Wilhelm Hemprich on the fauna of the Middle East and northeastern Africa, this actually is his most important work. Here, he showed that many rock types actually consist of nothing but the skeletons of unicellular microorganisms. This made him the father of - as the title of this work reads - micro-geology. "Mikrogeologie", however, also contains a wealth of information on microorganisms in soil, fresh water and seawater from all over the globe. The additional first title page, pasted on the 2nd blank, is probably a cut out of the original (yellow) wrapper. Scattered light foxing to the text, plates clean. Board edges rubbed, otherwise a fine copy of this very rare work. Nissen ZBI, 1245; Ward & Carozzi, 724-725 (text and atlas apart). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, Washington DC 1854 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      V. G. Audubon 1854-1855, New York - 383; 334; 348pp. Royal octavo [28 cm] Full brown leather with raised bands, and titles and elaborate ornamental designs in gilt and blind on the spines and covers. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The volumes are in good to very good condition, with rubbing to the extremities, and several small cracks at the spine ends along the joints. The text block of volume I has dropped, and is cracked at the beginning. Volumes II and III have a bookseller's small ticket on the front pastedown. The front free endpaper of volume III is detached, but present. The text block of this volume is cracked a couple of times at the center. Volume I has 50 plates. Volume II has 50 plates. Volume III has 55 plates. All with accompanying tissue guards. Occasional light offsetting to the tissue guards. Plate CXLII has a darkened patch in the upper inside margin where a place marker was present (only bleeding ever so slightly into the image). An attractive set of Audubon's Quadrupeds of North America, with 155 illustrations after John James Audubon and John Woodhouse Audubon by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly. Lithographs printed by J. T. Bowen (Philadelphia), Nagel & Weingartner (New York). John James Audubon was most known for his monumental double elephant folio illustrations of American birds, published as "The Birds of America," containing 435 hand-colored engravings of 1,065 birds of 489 species. This series, Audubon's second large-scale project, was first published in three folio volumes with 150 plates between 1845 and 1848, as "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America." Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon, is credited with producing the later plates when his father's health started to decline. The octavo edition, published shortly thereafter in a more convenient size, was meant to reach a larger amount of consumers. "The Quadrupeds of America" is a lovely example of of the type of artistry which brought John James Audubon his fame, illustrating his use of unusually dramatic poses and settings. At the time, naturalist's were accustomed to viewing specimens shown plainly against a blank background. Instead, Audubon attempted to portray animals as he saw them in nature. These infusions of real animal characteristics can be seen throughout The Quadrupeds of America, even in his portrayal of the common house mouse, depicted indoors near a block of cheese and a ceramic vessel (Plate XC, Volume II). A handsome set of this extensive study of North American natural history by the noted American ornithologist and naturalist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Eigenhändiges musikalisches Albumblatt mit Unterschrift.

      Dresden 4.1.1854. - qu-8°. Gering knittrig. Mit den ersten sechs Takten zu "Yelva" (op. 66), in Partiturform niedergeschrieben. Reißiger komponierte diese Schauspielmusik 1827 in Dresden. - "Reissiger wirkte als einer der wichtigsten deutschen Dirigenten seiner Zeit in exponierter Position . und hatte wesentlichen Anteil an der Gestaltung des bürgerlichen Musiklebens in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. So führte der Erfolg der von Reissiger sorgfältig vorbereiteten UA des Rienzi (20. Okt. 1842) 1843 zu Wagners Anstellung als 2. Kpm. unter Reissiger. . Bei seinen Zeitgenossen galt er - ähnlich wie Weber, Spohr oder Joh. Chr. H. Rinck - als eine der führenden musikalischen Autoritäten in Deutschland und gehörte rund 25 Akademien, Gesellschaften und Vereinen aller Länder an. ." (Christoph Dohr in MGG 13, 1540)

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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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