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

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

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

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

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        Hard Times

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

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        Versi.

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Lille, 18 July, 1856, to Charles Alexandre Drion.

      - A fascinating letter with significant scientific content, providing material for an article in the French newspaper La Revue. Pasteur begins by providing Drion with a curriculum vitae up to the end of 1854: - Louis Pasteur was born in Dole (Jura) on the 27th of December1822- Commenced studies at the University on the 27th of December 1840 and served as teaching assistant at the Royal High School of Besançon- Attended the prestigious school for higher education in Paris École Normale Supérieure from 1843-1846- Became an Associate Professor of Physical Science in September 1846- On the 1st of October 1846, appointed Tutor in Chemistry at the Ecole Normale Supérieure- Earned an PhD in Physical Science on 23rd August 1847- Appointed Professor of Physics at the High School of Dijon on 16th September 1848- Made responsible for the chemistry courses at the Faculty of Sciences of Strasbourg on the 29th of December 1848. - Appointed Professor of Chemistry on the 9th of November 1852- Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science of Lille on the 9th of December 1854. - Appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour on the 12th of August 1853. Next, Drion is given a summary of Pasteur’s method of working: Discoveries in molecular chemistry led to the most favourable academic reports. What distinguishes the work from the results is the scientist’s method. He debated the difficult problems of the molecular constitution of natural organic products by taking the chemical studies of the resources of physics and crystallography into consideration. Pasteur then summarizes his work on asymmetry and optical activity, which was his principal area of research in the period 1847-57: All objects are grouped into two large categories depending on their shape. The objects in the first category have a shape that is stackable. The objects in the second category are not stackable. They do not fit each other, just like a glove for the right hand is not suitable for the left hand. However, Mr Pasteur has recognised that the shape of all the natural substances, meaning those which have been developed under the influence of plant life, are asymmetrical like a hand or a spiral staircase. According to scientific research, asymmetry certainly occurs. The elementary atoms form groups within the individual molecule, but this asymmetry of organic individuals is not a necessary condition of the existence of the molecule. You can make it disappear or turn it into the opposite of what it is, almost as if the steps of a spiral staircase were replaced by a straight staircase or one in the opposite direction. One of the most important discoveries in Mr Pasteur’s research is the discovery of the remarkable relations that exist between the phenomenon of the rotatory polarisation and the asymmetric constitution of the organic molecules. "In Pasteur’s early work as a chemist, beginning at the École Normale Supérieure, and continuing at Strasbourg and Lille, he examined the chemical, optical and crystallographic properties of a group of compounds known as tartrates. He resolved a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid (1848). A solution of this compound derived from living things (specifically, wine lees) rotated the plane of polarization of light passing through it. The mystery was that tartaric acid derived by chemical synthesis had no such effect, even though its chemical reactions were identical and its elemental composition was the same. Pasteur was able to show not only that optical activity related to the shape of the crystals, but also that an asymmetric internal arrangement of the molecules of the compound was responsible for twisting the light. The (2R,3R)- and (2S,3S)- tartrates were isometric, non-superposable mirror images of each other. This was the first time anyone had demonstrated molecular chirality, and also the first explanation of isomerism" (Wikipedia). "Pasteur rose to the status of a national hero during his lifetime. However, perhaps surprisingly, Geison

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

      Masson, 1859, 1860, 1862, Paris 1854 - ____ Première édition. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 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." Quelques légères rousseurs. Le dos du premier volume est fendu, les autres sont en excellent état. *-------* First edition. "An undertaking of grandiose intention which was never completed." (DSB 5, 360). 3 tomes en 5 volumes in-8. [242 x 153 mm] Collation : (4), XXIII, 455, (1) / (4), 266, (1) / (6), 257-523, (1) / (4), 275 (1) / (5), 274 à 539, (1) pp. Broché, couverture imprimée. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Russia on The Borders of Asia, Kazan, The Ancient Capital of The Tartars Khans (TWO VOLUMES).

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - (195 x 118 mm.), (vol.1) viii, 338 pp.; (vol.2) viii, 320 pp., 2 lithographed plates, half-title, original decorated and blind-stamped blue cloth, salmon pink endpapers, slipcase. Set in good condition. Edward Turnerelli (1813-1896), son of a sculptor and artist, he was an engraver and sculptor also. He went to Russia in 1836. He met the Tsar for the first time on the 10th of June 1837 and was encouraged to "delineate" the ancient sites and buildings of Russia. He arrived in Kazan on 20 July 1837 and became instructor in English and Latin at the university. His book, part history, part travel guide, reflects his extensive travels through the region and his detailed study of ancient monuments, many of which he drew from his earlier album entitled " Views in Kazan" published in London in 1840. Turnerelli spent a long period of his life in Kazan, where he engraved views of that city and of the banks of the Volga. He returned to England in 1854. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

       Lpz., Dyk 1854. 8°. 3 Bll., 413 S. Mit 12 (dav. 2 gefalt. lithogr. Taf. (inkl. Frontisp.) u. 2 Karten auf 1 gefalt. Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Vors. u. Tit. gestemp. Kanten berieb. Stellenw. stockfl.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Asien, China

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        The Seer

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

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        Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von Georg Friedrich Benecke

      Leipzig Verlag von S Hizel -1861 1854 - Gr.- 8°, 4 Bde., Hld mit 5 Bünden und Rückengoldprägung, Rotschnitt, Lederecken, Lesebändchen, Ecken und Kanten gering berieben. Ex-Libris in allen vier Bänden am Vorsatz. Kleines Namensetikett am Nachsatz in allen Bänden. Alle Bände innen sehr sauber un Einzelbände der ersten Ausgabe. Der 2. Band erschien in zwei Teilen. II.1 M - R und II.2 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Lettsomian Lectures on Insanity

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

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

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

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1852 , Colored Lithograph

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

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

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

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

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

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        Bollettino Provinciale degli Atti di Governo per la Lombardia.

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of John Gay With a Life of the Author, by Dr. Johnson, in Two Volumes

      Little, Brown and Co. 1854 - 2 vols., 12mo. bound in 3/4 lt. tan calf with blue-green marbled bds. Spines with 5 raised bands, black morocce spine labels and bright gilt devices in other compartments. Mod. wear to edges and corners, but bds. do not show through. Very slight rubbing to outer hinges and spine. Hinges tight. All edges marbled to match bds. and eps also match bds. Internally clean and bright with only a few tiny spots of foxing to inner eps. Very attractive presentation bookplate on each ft. pastedown. pp. xxiii,260; v,304. Mylar covers. From the library of U.S. Grant. This set is very scarce in its own right, but what sets it apart from any other is its provenance. The beautifully engraved bookplates (each volume) state, "Lieut. Gen.U.S. Grant from Citizens Of Boston. January 1,1866." with the seal of the city at the center and a very nicely engraved outer border resembling a stock certificate. A unique relic of the hero of the Civil War and 18th President of the United States. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Masonic Manual a Pocket Companion for the Initiated

      CLARK, AUSTEIN AND SMITH, NY 1854 - title cont.containing the Rituals of Freemasonry Embraced in the Degrees of the Lodge, Chapter and Encampment embellished with Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings together with Forms of Masonic, Documents, Notes, Songs, Dates, etc. gilt decorated front cover, all edges gilt, baddly rubbed covers are almost detached, front end page detached DATE PUBLISHED: 1854 EDITION: FOURTH ED 207 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852

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

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        Dictionarium Linguae Thai sive Siamensis.: Interpretatione Latina, Gallica et Anglica. Illustratum Auctore D.J.B. Pallegoix, Episcopo Mallensi, Vicario Apostolico Siamensi.

      Paris Jussu Imperatoris Impressum in Typographeo Imperatorio 1854 - The first edition of Pallegoix's famous dictionary. A very good copy bound in recent old style half calf, occasional spotting throughout.

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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.

      Printed and Published by Stephen Austin, Bookseller to the East-India College, Hertford 1854 - 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. Original green cloth. A few traces of wear at extremities, generally a Fine, fresh copy xxvii, [1], 650, [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reminiscences of Charleston, Lately Published in the Charleston Courier, and Now Revised and Enlarged by the Author

      John Russell, Charleston, SC 1854 - First edition. 8vo. 119 pp. Fraser (1782-1860) gave up a promising career in the law in the 1810s to become one of the best American miniature painters of the 19th century. This book "[gives] an authentic picture of the [ante-bellum] community" (DAB). Howes F-340. Sabin 25675. Turnbull III, p. 183. Bookplate, Charleston owner's name on the front endpaper, persistent foxing, but a good solid copy. Original purple cloth (rubbed and spotted, spine ends a little chipped), gilt spine title (dull). (#8230). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      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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