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        A Year in Tasmania: Including some months' residence in the Capital; with A Descriptive Tour through the Island.

      Hobart Town: William Fletcher, 1854. Octavo, frontispiece map of Van Diemen's Land; an attractive presentation copy in contemporary full polished calf. Inscribed in ink on the endpapers to the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Fox Young from the author. First or Hobart Town edition of one of the classics of Tasmaniana, Stoney's informative account of the island colony is of historical importance, with useful descriptions of the settlements, conditions, penal stations and the little known west coast. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Treasures Of Art In Great Britain: Being An Account Of The Chief Collections Of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated MSS., &c. &c. [together with the supplement] Galleries And Cabinets Of Art In Great Britain: Being An Account Of More Than Forty Collections Of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, MSS., &c. &c. Visited In 1854 And 1856, And Now For The First Time Described.

      8vo., (221 x 144 mm). Four vols. Contemporary deep crimson ribbed cloth, expertly and neatly rebacked preserving the original gilt-lettered and numbered spines; pp. lx, 430; pp. vi, 503, [1] (pp. 223/224 and 225/226 transposed); pp.vi, 486; pp. iv, 560; ex-libris, the library of the Bethnal Green Museum, with its neat ink stamp to the vrso of the ffep., otherwise a very good set. Provenance: John Addington Symonds (1840-1893), author, cultural historian, with his engraved, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of Vol. I. First English edition. Edited by Mrs Charles Eastlake, Waagen's work remains one of the most complete records of British nineteenth-century institutional and private collections of painting and sculpture.

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        An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities.

      London, and Cambridge: Walton and Maberly; Macmillan & Co. 1854. First edition, first issue (see below). In this main work of Boole's he gave the first proper presentation of Boolean algebra - "Boole invented the first practical system of logic in algebraic form, which enabled more advances in logic to be made in the decades of the nineteenth century than in the twenty-two centuries preceding. Boole's work led to the creation of set theory and probability theory in mathematics, to the philosophical work of Peirce Russell, Whitehead, and Wittgenstein, and to computer technology via the master's thesis of Claude Shannon, who recognized that the true/false values in Boole's two-valued logic were analogous to the open and closed states of electric circuits." (Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 224). ?OOC 224 (1st issue, re-backed); Erwin Tomasch B198 (2nd issue); Haskell Norman 266 (3rd issue). "Since Boole showed that logics can be reduced to very simple algebraic systems - known today as Boolean Algebras - it was possible for Babbage and his successors to design organs for a computer that could preform the necessary logical tasks. Thus our debt to this simple, quit man, George Boole, is extraordinarily great. ... His remark about a 'special law to which the symbols of quantity are not subject' is very important: this law in effect is that x2=x for every x in his system. Now in numerical terms this equation or law has as its only solution 0 and 1. This is why the binary system plays so vital a role in modern computers: their logical parts in effect carrying out binary operations... In Boole's system 1 denotes the entire realm of discourse, the set of all objects being discussed, and 0 the empty set. There are two operations in this system which we may call + and &infty; or we may say or and and. It is most fortunate for us that all logics can be comprehended in so simple a system, since otherwise the automation of computation would probably not have occurred - or at least not when it did" (Goldstine: The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.37-38). This is the rare first issue. "The probable first issue of Boole's Laws of Thought, of which the Origins of Cyberspace copy is an example, has the errata leaf bound in the back, and a binding of black zigzag cloth with blindstamped border, panel, lozenge, and corner- and side-ornaments. The probable second issue has the errata leaf following the last numbered leaf of preliminaries, an additional printed 'Note' leaf following page 424 concerning a complex error, an eight-page Walton and Maberly publisher's catalogue, and a binding of black blind­paneled zigzag cloth without the central lozenge. Both issues have an integral title-leaf with imprint reading 'London: Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower-Street, and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.' A later issue has been noted in a green pebble-cloth binding, with a cancel title-leaf and imprint reading 'London: Macmillan and Co.'"(Hook & Norman). 8vo (225 x 143 mm), uncut. Original publishers black blind-paneled cloth with gilt spine lettering (bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London), top of hinges with a very small tear, covers with some very light discoloration, in all a very fine copy of this fragile binding, entirely unrested. Pp [10], 424 [2:errata], text fresh and clean. Rare in such fine condition.

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        The World Encompassed

      

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        THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED BY SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, Being his next Voyage to that to Nombre de Dios. Collated with an unpublished manuscript of Francis Fletcher, Chaplain to the Expedition. With Appendices Illustrative of the Same Voyage, and Introduction by Vaux

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1854. 8, viii, xl, 295 pages of text including an index. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Spine is heavily darkened and rubbed, with chipping to spine extremities and tearing at hinges; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a large black & white linen-backed fold-out map. First Series, No. 16. Original subscriber's name in ink on title page, and on a Working Men's College Library bookplate on front endpaper; library label on front endpaper, and a few oval stamps in margins of text; no spine markings. Inner hinges are cracked; first few pages are loosening, but textblock remains intact. From the 1628 edition 'collected out of the notes of Master Francis Fletcher', collated with the British Museum, Sloane MS 61.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Gesamtansicht, "Prospect af Kjobenhavn seet fra Batteriet Trekroner".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Tegner & Kittendorff n. Bruun, dat. 1854, 41 x 67

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        LOCOMOTIVE SKETCHES, with Pen and Pencil, or, Hints and Suggestions to the Tourist over the Great Central Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.

      Philadelphia: J. W. Moore, 1854. 192 pages of text. Original cloth binding is moderately rubbed at the extremities, with minor loss, and minor sunning to spine, remaining intact. Protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. The front endpaper is lacking, and the inner front hinge is slightly shaken. Complete with a single page map, frontis and plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. The first few pages have a few tiny spots of staining or soiling. The text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Sabin 8224. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Journal of a Residence in Northern Persia and the Adjacent Provinces of Turkey

      

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        Washington Crossing the Delaware

      New York: James Miller, 1854. unbound. Engraving. Uncolored. Image measures 18" x 15.25". Lovely circa 1833 portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware features George Washington dressed in military attire astride a rearing horse. In his right hand he holds a telescope while his left hand holds the reins. The horse wears ornate tack with the letter 'W' and an eagle and decorative headgear. In the backround in top left and bottom right soldiers can be seen marching forward and rowing across the Delaware River.<br><br>The print is in good condition with minor overall toning and foxing. Original plate mark is visible. Minor verso repair near left margin, not affecting printed image. Issued by Humphrey Phelps. <br><br>Humphrey Phelps was an important publisher active in the mid 19th century. He worked independently as well as in partnership with Ensign and Thayer and issued many guides and maps of New York City and United States. This print is a nice example of his work.

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

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

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        Die Griechischen Landschaftsgemälde von Karl Rottmann

      München, Wild, 1854. - in der neuen königlichen Pinakothek zu München. 39 Seiten, blauer Leinwandband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Deckelfileten, 16,5 x 11 cm, Kleiner Aufkleber mit handschriftlichem Autorenvermerk auf Vorderdeckel. Beschreibender Katalog der 23 Gemälde des berühmten Griechenland-Zylus. Der Maler Karl Rottmann (1797 - 1850) unternahm in den Jahren 1834/35 im Auftrage des bayerischen Königs Ludwig I. eine Reise durch Griechenland um Vorstudien für einen, für die Hofgartenarkaden bestimmten Gemäldezyklus zu erstellen. Kurz nach Fertigstellung des letzten Gemäldes starb Rottmann im Jahre 1850. Im 2. Weltkrieg wurden 2 Gemälde vollständig vernicht, 14 mußten aufwendig restauriert werden. Seit 2003 werden diese 21 Gemälde in der Neuen Pinakothek aus Daueraustellung dem Publikum präsentiert.

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        Ariège, Andorre et Catalogne. Guide historique, pittoresque et descriptif, aux bains d'Ussat et d'Ax, contenant l'histoire de l'ancien pays de Foix et de ses Comtes jusqu'a Henry IV et l'histoire de la vallée d'Andorre jusqu'à nos jours.

      Paris, Giraud, (Nimes, imp. Baldy, Roger), 1854. ____ Première édition. Henri Béraldi tenait Louis Boucoiran pour "l'inventeur de l'Andorre". "Très bon guide touristique." (Anatole 40). Illustré par 18 planches imprimées en deux teintes et une carte sur double page (qui compte double d'où la mention sur le titre : avec 20 dessins imprimés à deux teintes.) 5 planches sont consacrées à l'Andorre. Labarère 209 : "Rare". Bel exemplaire. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), VI, 200, (2) pp., 18 planches, 1 carte. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        [ Le Clergé du Département de l'Aisne pendant la Révolution. Etudes Révolutionnaires ] Manuscrit faisant suite à l'Extrait de l'Histoire Ecclésiastique du Diocèse de Laon, par D. Nicolas Lelong, et à la Notice sur Marle des Etablissements religieux et de bienfaisance, Ainsi qu'aux faits qui se sont passés à Marle et dans les environs. La première Partie de ce Manuscrit renferme l'histoire du Clergé du département de l'Aisne pendant la Révolution. La Seconde Partie renferme des faits historiques qui se sont passés à Marle et dans les environs ; ainsi que des Ephémérides intéressantes pour notre époque.

      1854. "Ce manuscrit a été fait par les Petits-Frères-de-Marie de l'Instruction Chrétienne de Marle pour M. Louis-Nicolas-Marie Pelletier", 3 vol. grand in-8 (25,5 x 17 cm) reliure de l'époque pleine basane racinée marron, dos lisse orné portant en titre "Ephémérides faisant suite à l'histoire du Diocèse de Laon" et l'indication II, 1854 ; III, 1855 et IV, 1856, 300 ff. manuscrits ; 300 ff. manuscrits ; 300 ff. dont 140 ff. manuscrit Etonnante copie manuscrite de l'époque (plus de 740 feuillets manuscrits !) de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Fleury, l'un des premiers travaux historiques poussés sur la période révolutionnaire dans l'Aisne. Etat satisfaisant (ancien cachet de la bibliothèque curiale Pelletier - le dédicataire de la copie - la moitié supérieur des seconds feuillets coupée à mi-hauteur, 2 derniers feuillets manuscrits arrachés au dernier volume, supprimant les 2 dernières lignes de l'ouvrage, avec copie manuscrite moderne au stylo sur les 3 pages suivante, divers frott. et petits accrocs à la reliure) pour cette étonnante copie, calligraphiée avec soin par divers copistes des Petits-Frères-de-Marie de l'Instruction Chrétienne de Marle. Français

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        The Looking Glass: Being a True Report and Narrative of the Life, Travels, and Labors of the Rev. Daniel H. Peterson, a Colored Clergyman

      New York: Wright, printer 1854 - 12mo., green cloth lettered in gilt with gilt cover design; slight foxing to endpapers. First edition, with frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Sabin 61240; Work p. 313; Hampton 4962; Weinstein 102. A gorgeous copy of one of the earliest accounts of African colonization by a black American "embracing a period of time from the year 1812 to 1854, and including his visit to Western Africa." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres inédites précédées de Documents historiques, littéraires et biographiques. [ Edition originale ]

      Mis en ordre et annotés, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos à 4 nerfs, Imprimerie de Timon Frères, Vienne, 1854, 3 ff., VII pp., 2 ff., 276 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire recueillant les oeuvres du jeune Jean-Charles-Louis-Reynaud, né à Vienne (Isère) en 1821, et décédé prématurément en 1853. Le récit de son voyage en Corse fut honoré par le gouvernement. On retrouvera d'ailleurs ici un long récit relatant "Un hiver en Corse. Récits de chasse et scènes de la vie des maquis". Bon état (dos passé lég. frotté). Français

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        ????????????????????? [Kita Amerika no uchi Goshukoku - Yoroppa no uchi Teikoku Oroshia]. [United States in North America - Russian Empire in Europe].

      (circa Ansei 1.1854).. Black and white woodblock broadside, 31.8 x 23.5cm. some light creasing, upper margin lightly soiled, very good copy. An unusual Japanese woodblock broadside or kawaraban on the subject of the two countries, United States and Russia, whose representatives had arrived on Japanese shores the previous year without invitation. The arrival of these foreign ships caused great disruption in Japan. The fear and concern felt by the average Japanese person was further exacerbated by the lack of information forthcoming from the Bakufu. The Japanese public were then forced to rely on popular unauthorised karawabans such as these for their information. This kawaraban shows the portraits of two officers, an American and a Russian, with explanatory text printed around them. It seems likely that the two men depicted are Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Vice-Admiral (later Count) Yevfimy Vasilyevich Putyatin, although neither are named, as both visited Japan during 1853 in an effort to open trade with Japan. The text gives details in turn about the United States and Russia. The section on the United States, titled United States in North America, explains the growth of nation from having eight states, to the large country it was at the time of publication, of 32 states. It explains that the king of the country does not gain power by the dismissal of their predecessor, but rather that from the country as a whole a brilliant person is selected to become the chief administrator of the country. This person prescribes the laws of the land. This system is known as a republic. The capital is Washington and although originally Europeans established the United States, the behaviour of the people is different to those in Europe. It goes further to describe the people as gallant, learned and law abiding. It reports the United States, though a little colder than Japan, is rich. It is located about 5,000-ri away from Japan to the east. Titled Russia Empire in Europe the second section reports that Russia is the biggest country in the world and that it consists of 51 states. The capital is St Petersburg and the country so large that it is not possible to measure. It reports that the Russian General of all the forces Peter the Great was the most powerful and effective leader of any army in European history. Mention is also made of his fondness for Russian folk arts. The text describes the Russian people as gallant but quite aggressive. A scarce piece of Japanese foreign relations ephemera published at a time of great crisis in Japanese history. .

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        City Architecture; or, designs for dwelling houses, stores, hotels, etc.

      - NY, Appleton 1854. Octavo blindstamped cloth (small chips from the tips); 75pp and 20 plates. An old paper shelf label on the spine and some foxing but quite a good copy. Second printing, it first appeared in 1853. Field argues for the application of Italian forms and proportions to New York City. He begins with a general principles and aesthetics, goes on to a critical review of New York architecture (he had provided such a review some years earlier for Loudon's 'Architectural Magazine') and offers twenty suggestive designs which include banks, an ice-cream saloon, market, railroad terminus and school. He is cognisant of the increasing use of cast iron, though he thinks it has its limitations, and suggests that three of his designs are the type best suited for the material. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Californie et dans l'Orégon

      First edition. With two maps. Spine cracked with small lacks principally at head, upper cover detached, small angular lacks to covers, a little foxing.  A rare copy, housed in a protective case.  L. Maison Paris 1854 17x25cm broché sous étui

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        A Child&apos;s History of England. Early editions. 3 vols.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1854/55/55 Half titles, fronts by F.W. Topham, final ad. leaves; some light damp marking in prelims & outer margins. Orig. pink vertical-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards blocked in gilt & blind, marbled e.ps & edges; carefully rebacked & with some expertly executed minor repairs, a little dulled.

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        Japan. Eene reisbeschrijving.Leiden, De Breuk & Smits, 1865. 8vo. With lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographic view of a Japanese house and 6 people, after a photograph (protected by a tissue guard, tipped in). Later half cloth with contemporary boards.

      - Hesselink V-B 118; NCC (8 copies); Wenckstern, p. 47; WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Cordier, Japonica, cols. 554-555. Rare first and only edition in Dutch, of Lindau's description of Japan. Lindau discusses Nagasaki (including Dejima), Manchuria, Edo and Yokohama, with extensive remarks on Japanese politics and culture, including a detailed account of a sumo wrestling match. Writing during the so-called "Bakumatsu" (the late Tokugawa Shogunate), the author devotes three chapters to the Japanese political associations and networks after Commodore Matthew Perry signed the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa, which would eventually lead to the Meiji Restoration. It was largely thanks to this treaty that westerners were able for the first time to travel in Japan with greater freedom and provide accurate reports of Japanese society.Inside front board with remains of a leaf with manuscript notes of a reading circle, half-title with owner's inscription. Some browning and soiling, corner of half-title torn off. Spine slightly damaged. Overall still a good copy.

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        The Lightning Galop.

      London: Chappell, 50 New Bond Street, circa, 1854. Sheet music, 8 pp. and colour-lithograph cover. A racy tune by the dance composer Charles d'Albert (1809-1886), this rare early sheet music features a particularly appealing coloured lithograph of the clipper Lightning, a vessel designed for the Australia trade and famous for making many fast passages in the mid-1850s.Built by Donald McKay of Boston for James Baines of the "Black Ball Line" out of Liverpool, the Lightning was, as the name suggests, perilously quick, and has since been called an "extreme clipper": in 1854 the ship made the passage from London to Melbourne in very quick time under the demanding Captain "Bully" Forbes, infamous for running with the lee rail under water. Powerfully constructed with concave bows, Lightning had a good full midsection with tumblehome, making her fast yet stable with good sail-carrying ability. The ship was also lavishly decorated to entice wealthy passages to brave the passage to Australia. After some fifteen years on the Australia trade, Lightning was lost on 30 October 1869 at anchor in Geelong when a fire broke out on board. The shoals on which the clipper was ultimately scuttled became known as the "Lightning Shoals".Although not dated, it is fair to assume that the music would have been composed in the hey-day of the clipper's fame. A copy is recorded in the collection of the National Library. Margins browned, disbound with early stitch-sewing still largely intact.

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        Insecta Maderensia; being an Account of the Insects of the Islands of the Madeiran Group

      London: Van Voorst, 1854. xliii, 634, 13 hand-col plates. Hardback. Large-4to, orig. blue cloth with blind-stamped decorative design to both covers, rebacked preserving original spine; scuff mark to rear cover. Foxing to some plates, mostly marginal, but heavier to first and last. Vg.Thomas Vernon Wollaston (1822-1878) was an entomologist and conchologist. Due to ill health he spent a number of winters in Maderia and other Atlantic islands, where he collected many beetle specimens. Wollaston published over 40 scientific papers, but his most important work was 'Insecta Maderensia' (Harvey et al, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Entomology Library of the NHM, London', 1996). In 1855 Charles Darwin wrote to Hooker that, 'Wollaston's "Insecta Maderensia" is an admirable work'. Wollaston's insect collections from Madeira, The Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands and St. Helena were acquired by the British Museum.This copy bears the decorative book plate of John Gray, with the motto 'Tenebo' (Bernard Burke: 'The General Armory of England' identifies the armorial design as the Gray family of Farley Hill Place, Berkshire and Compton Fold, Lancaster). It is interesting to note that in 'The Correspondence of Charles Darwin', Vol. 14, it is stated that 'Richard Thomas Lowe and Thomas Vernon Wollaston visited the Cape Verde Islands, off the west coast of Africa, in 1866 on a yacht owned by John Gray to collect plants, insects, and molluscs (Cook, 1995) and that "Gray, a friend of Wollaston's, has not been further identified"'.In a letter from Wollaston to Sir Joseph Hooker, 1875 (now in the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew), Wollaston refers to John Gray as a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, in whose yacht he and Richard Lowe visited the Canaries and Cape Verde (JSTOR). This copy helps to identify the mysterious yachtsman who helped Wollaston in his travels. Rare. This work had a small print run, with only 50 subscribers (according to a printed subscribers list in the author's own copy, sold at Sotheby's in 2012), so copies are rarely available. Engraved plates by Frederick Smith (after J.O. Westwood). Error in pagination in this copy with pp xli-xliii numbered as 33-35. Horn-Schenkling: 134764; Nissen ZBI: 4440

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        Les filles du feu

      The rare and sought-after first editionContemporary or very near contemporary half black shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments with blindruled fillets, marbled pastedowns and endpapersA little foxing as usual (cf Clouzot)A good and rare copy in a contemporary binding. D. Giraud Paris 1854 11,5x18cm relié

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        The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed under the Authority...

      1854. First Compilation of New Brunswick Statutes [New Brunswick]. The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed Under the Authority of an Act of the Legislature. Fredericton: J. Simpson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1854-1855. Three volumes. Complete set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Clean tears to first page of Volume I Preface, annotations in early hand to margins of Volume I in some places, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamps to title pages. * Only edition. Volume II: The Public Statutes of New Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1854, Together with Those Unrepealed by the Revised Statutes; Volume III: The Local and Private Statutes of New Brunswick. Settled by the French, New Brunswick was taken by the British in 1759 and incorporated into the colony of Nova Scotia. Its population expanded significantly through an influx of Loyalists after the American Revolution. Its enlarged population and distance from Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, led the colonial administrators to establish New Brunswick as a separate colony in 1784. The first collection of New Brunswick acts, covering the years 1786-1805, was published in 1805. The Revised Statutes was the first compilation. In 1867 New Brunswick was one of the six colonies that became the Canadian Confederation. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:77.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie suivi d'un voyage en Sibérie par M. Bourdier

      Edition originale. binding en pleine basane noire, spine à quatre nerfs orné de caissons et de filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, un léger accroc sur le premier plat, tête dorée sur tranches, gardes moirées. Le Caucase, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Finlande, route de Nijni-Novgorod, le Kamtchatka... Illustrations de Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot. Rousseurs éparses. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Belin-Leprieur & Morizot Paris 1854 17,5x27cm relié

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        Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. Vol. III. 1854.

      London: W. Watts, 1854. Octavo, 3 plates, paper a little toned, mostly unopened; in the original brown cloth blind-stamped boards, lettered in gilt to spine, some wear especially at extremities and joints, a few chips, bookplate for the Hispanic Society of America. A very good copy of this volume from the Ethnological Society of London, notably including an essay by William Augustus Miles on the Aborigines of Sydney, with an accompanying plate depicting some rock carvings.Miles (1798-1851) is rumoured to have been an unacknowledged son of George IV, as the unexpected favour of William IV might be thought to imply. He served for several years as a controversial police commissioner in Sydney, during which time he also took up the study of the Australian Aborigines. His long essay here "on Demigods and Daemonia" is a very early paper on religion, artefacts and language of the Australians, with notes from sources like the First Fleet accounts, Leichhardt, and Lort Stokes of the Beagle. The article includes quite a lot of enthusiastic commentary on the ancient religions of Europe and their apparent relation to Australia, but also has a good deal of first hand comment based on Miles' acquaintance with "Maoroo", of the Botany Bay tribe.Other interesting papers include: the Reverend J. Inglis, 'A missionary tour in the New Hebrides', presented to Sir George Grey (pp. 53-86); Doctor Arthur Saunders Thomson, an army surgeon stationed in Auckland with the 58th Regiment, 'Observations on the Stature, Weight, Magnitude of chest, and physical strength of the New Zealand race of men', (pp. 123-32); and T.R. Heywood Thomson, 'On a reported infecundity of the "Gins" or Aboriginal females of New Holland, to procreate with a native male after having borne half-caste children to European or White', (pp. 243-47). A very good copy.

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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, a historian who has made a detailed study of Pasteur's life and work, is able to state: 'His contributions to basic science were extensive and very significant, but less revolutionary than his reputation suggests. Pasteur's most profound and most original contributions to science [i.e. these are the ones in the field of molecular chirality and crystallography] are also the least famous, and they came at the very outset of his career.' Bernal, a crystallographer, concurs ' . . . his first and in some ways his greatest scientific discovery'" (Flack, p. 371). Charles Alexandre Drion (1827-63) was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, graduating in 1847. From 1854 to 1859 he was Professeur de Physique at the Lycée de Versailles. He earned his doctorate in 1859 with a thesis entitled 'Recherches sur la dilatabilité des liquides volatils.' The following year he was appointed Chargé de Cours at the University of Besançon, rising to professor in 1862. Flack, 'Louis Pasteur's discovery of molecular chirality and spontaneous resolution in 1848, together with a complete review of his crystallographic and chemical work,' Acta Crystallographica A65 (2009), 371-89. One leaf (209 x 268 mm) vertical folded, just over 2½ pages of writting. Very well preserved. Full transcription and English translation of the letter is included.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug ("M. G. Saphir") im Titel. [Wien, vor 28. August 1854].

      1854. 7½ SS. auf 4 Bll. Gr.-4to. Manuskript zu Saphirs "Wochenkrebs"-Kolumne, geringfügig überarbeitet erschienen in Saphirs Satirezeitschrift "Der Humorist" vom 28. August 1854 (liegt in Fotokopie bei): über den Krimkrieg etc. - Blaues Papier, braune Tinte (durchscheinend), fleckig, Randschäden, teils mittels Papierstreifen repariert, Schnittspuren (2 Zeilen Textverlust).

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        Hard Times. For These Times.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854 - Octavo (190 x 123 mm). Contemporary green calf, titles to spine on later red morocco labels, spine fully gilt, gilt vignette to front cover with gilt frame, turn-ins stamped in blind, marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to head of front free endpaper verso. Spine rolled and faded, light knocks to tips, slight scratches to boards, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First edition in book form (originally serialised in Household Words April&#150;November 1854), first issue with all of Smith's internal flaws uncorrected: p. 12, line 27 "vir tually", line 29 "su itable"; p. 16, line 17 raised point at the end of the line; p. 60, line 10 comma rather than full stop after "her"; p. 86, line 27 "to" dropped slightly in "into"; p. 108, last line "t" missing in "[t]hese"; p. 122 last line "s he"; p. 147, line 18 undotted "i" in "in"; p. 231, line 32 "l ong"; p. 244, page number reads "44"; p. 265, line 21 no quotes at the beginning of the line. Sadleir 689; Smith I 11; Wolff 1800. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WALDEN; or, Life in the Woods

      1854. THOREAU, Henry David. WALDEN. Ticknor & Fields, 1854. First edition, first printing. Ads dates October 1854. 8vo., pp. 357, (8-ads). Lithographed map of Walden Pond. Vignette on title. Original brown cloth. Signatures from pp 217-252, slightly sprung; two underlinings p.12 & 35 involving a single line each. Bookplate dated 1855 on pastedown. Offsetting to page facing pages 332-333, and a spot of wear on the bottom edge of the rear board. Except as noted, an unusually attractive, clean, bright and totally untouched and unsophisticated copy - uncommon thus - of this American classic. "...an inspiration to nature lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists...and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." -- Grolier Amer. Hundred, #63. "Not only the most famous nature book by an American, but probably the most famous since Walton's Compleat Angler." -- Bennett, Practical Guide to Amer. Book.

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        Leçons cliniques de médecine mentale faites à l'Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Première partie, Symptomatologie générale des maladies mentales.

      Paris, Baillière, 1854. ____ Première édition sous forme de livre. Ces leçons avaient été publiées dans la "Gazette des hôpitaux" en 23 livraisons. La suite de cette première partie" n'a jamais été publiée. Falret avait été l'élève de Pinel et Esquirol. Relié à la suite : MANDON, J. A. Histoire critique de la folie instantanée, temporaire, instinctive ou étude philosophique, physiologique médicale et légale des rapports de la volonté avec l'intelligence pour apprécier la responsabilité des fous instinctifs, des suicides et des criminels. Paris, Baillière, 1862. In-8 de XXXII, 212 pp. Première édition. Cet ouvrage a reçu une médaille d'or de la "Société impériale de médecine de Bordeaux". Envoi signé sur le faux-titre. Bon exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : VI, 270 pp. Demi-basane beige, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Ariège, Andorre et Catalogne. Guide historique, pittoresque et descriptif, aux bains d'Ussat et d'Ax, contenant l'histoire de l'ancien pays de Foix et de ses Comtes jusqu'a Henry IV et l'histoire de la vallée d'Andorre jusqu'à nos jours....

      Paris, Giraud, (Nimes, imp. Baldy, Roger), 1854. ____ Première édition. Henri Béraldi tenait Louis Boucoiran pour "l'inventeur de l'Andorre". "Très bon guide touristique." (Anatole 40). Illustré par 18 planches imprimées en deux teintes et une carte sur double page (qui compte double d'où la mention sur le titre : avec 20 dessins imprimés à deux teintes.) 5 planches sont consacrées à l'Andorre. Labarère 209 : "Rare". Bel exemplaire. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), VI, 200, (2) pp., 18 planches, 1 carte. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813 and 1814. Or the first American settlement on the Pacific.

      New York: Redfield, 1854. Octavo, with three engraved plates, author's inscription to head of title-page; a good copy in publishers green cloth, preserved in a folding cloth case. First English translation, signed and inscribed by the author, of Gabriel Franchère's account of Astoria on the mouth of the Columbia River. While the book chiefly recounts his extraordinary overland journey of five months through the Rocky Mountains to the Red River Settlement (later Winnipeg) and thence to Montreal, it is also well-regarded for the author's account of his early and important visits to Hawaii and Tahiti en route to the northwest Pacific.Franchère's narrative was first published in Montreal some years previously; this edition was prepared for the American public by the clergyman and sometime novelist Jebediah Vincent Huntington who patriotically proclaims the book as 'the only account by an eye-witness and a participator in the enterprise, of the first attempt to form a settlement on the Pacific under the stars and stripes.'Franchère was a member of the party sent out by John Jacob Astor on the vessel Tonquin to found a fur trading post at Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River. The account of his three year stay, his inland travels, the transfer of Astor's company to the North West Fur Company of Canada in 1813 and subsequent actions of the British, forms a detailed and important document in Canadian history. Additionally, the outbound journey of the Tonquin is included, in which Franchère gives a good account of the customs and political situation of the Hawaiian islands as well as a biography of Kamehameha I.The work is referred to as in the text as the "second edition", which is slightly misleading: the earlier edition referred to is actually the original French language edition published in Montreal in 1820. Recent bookplate to front pastedown, skilfully rebacked with most of the original spine laid down.

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        La guerre, histoire complète des opérations militaires en Orient pendant les années 1853 et 1854, précédée d'un aperçu historique sur les Russes et les Turcs. Ouvrage donnant sur tout ce qui se rattache à la crise actuelle, des détails authentiques à l'aide desquels chacun pourra suivre les péripéties de ce grand drame. Et accompagné d'une carte du théâtre de la guerre et d'une vue-panorama du Bosphore.

      Paris, Renault, Ruel, 1854. ____ Première édition. Illustré par une très belle lithographie dépliante en frontispice, qui est un panorama du Bosphore et qui mesure 1 mètre 20 de long (!) et une carte dépliante en couleurs. Des rousseurs, surtout sur le panorama. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. *****. In-8. [224 x 146 mm] Collation : (2), 220, (2) pp., 1 gravure dépl., 1 carte dépliante. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        ????????????????????? [Kita Amerika no uchi Goshukoku - Yoroppa no uchi Teikoku Oroshia]. [United States in North America - Russian Empire in Europe]....

      (circa Ansei 1.1854). Black and white woodblock broadside, 31.8 x 23.5cm. some light creasing, upper margin lightly soiled, very good copy. An unusual Japanese woodblock broadside or kawaraban on the subject of the two countries, United States and Russia, whose representatives had arrived on Japanese shores the previous year without invitation. The arrival of these foreign ships caused great disruption in Japan. The fear and concern felt by the average Japanese person was further exacerbated by the lack of information forthcoming from the Bakufu. The Japanese public were then forced to rely on popular unauthorised karawabans such as these for their information.This kawaraban shows the portraits of two officers, an American and a Russian, with explanatory text printed around them. It seems likely that the two men depicted are Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Vice-Admiral (later Count) Yevfimy Vasilyevich Putyatin, although neither are named, as both visited Japan during 1853 in an effort to open trade with Japan.The text gives details in turn about the United States and Russia. The section on the United States, titled United States in North America, explains the growth of nation from having eight states, to the large country it was at the time of publication, of 32 states. It explains that the king of the country does not gain power by the dismissal of their predecessor, but rather that from the country as a whole a brilliant person is selected to become the chief administrator of the country. This person prescribes the laws of the land. This system is known as a republic. The capital is Washington and although originally Europeans established the United States, the behaviour of the people is different to those in Europe. It goes further to describe the people as gallant, learned and law abiding. It reports the United States, though a little colder than Japan, is rich. It is located about 5,000-ri away from Japan to the east.Titled Russia Empire in Europe the second section reports that Russia is the biggest country in the world and that it consists of 51 states. The capital is St Petersburg and the country so large that it is not possible to measure. It reports that the Russian General of all the forces Peter the Great was the most powerful and effective leader of any army in European history. Mention is also made of his fondness for Russian folk arts. The text describes the Russian people as gallant but quite aggressive.A scarce piece of Japanese foreign relations ephemera published at a time of great crisis in Japanese history. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157160)....

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        The Works of Washington Irving.

      London: Henry Bohn, 1850-1854. Ten volumes, octavo, finely bound by in green half calf with elaborate gilt spines. Sterling example of early twentieth century English bookbinding from the workshop of Sangorski & Sutcliff. Although best known for his short stories, particularly the iconic Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving was an intellectual and professional diplomat of some renown. This complete edition includes his non-fiction works, including the biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Christopher Columbus and the prophet Mohammed, and the historical account A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada.A full listing of titles is available upon request.

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        Physical Geography of Western Tibet.

      London. William Clowes & Sons Ltd, London & Beccles, 1854. Folding black and white map, 69pp, original wrappers little soiled and little worn at edges, laid down onto paper with cloth spine, text largely unopened. Very good copy. Scarce separately issued copy of Strachey's report which he read before the Royal Geographical Society of London in November 1853. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 142789).

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        \" Handbuch für Reisende durch Tyrol ( Tirol ) und Voralberg \"

      Verlag Haendel Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1854 Format 8° - 3. gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage - ,IV S. + 308 S. + 30 frische Stahlstiche, privater Leineneinband unter Verwendung des alten Papiereinbandes ( im Original handelte es sich um eine Broschur ) , guter Textblock ebenfalls fast ohne Stockflecke , Erhaltung 1- = seltener früher Reiseführer , unter Hinblick auf die Verwendung solcher Broschuren als Reiseführer selten gut erhalten ! Auch wurden viele Exemplare zur Verwendung als dekorative Graphik zerlegt = Auf Anfrage ist die Zusendung von einigen Abbildungen des Buches als normale Zipdatei möglich - beachten Sie daß Sie diese dann auch \" auspacken \" können ! = Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tirol

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        Statistique des établissements de bienfaisance. Rapport à son excellence le Ministre de l'Intérieur sur l'administration des bureaux de bienfaisance et sur la situation du paupérisme en France.

      Imprimerie impériale, Paris 1854 - Fort vol. in-4 de (4)-1192 pp. 1 tableau dépliant, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire imprimé sur papier de Hollande. Véritable somme sur l'état du paupérisme en 1854, et ouvrage le plus complet publié à cette date. Il fait connaître le nombre de bureaux de bienfaisance et le nom des localités dans lesquels ils sont situés, le montant des recettes de chacun de ces bureaux, le montant des frais généraux d'administration, le chiffre des subventions municipales, le nombre des indigents, mendiants par localité et subdivisé par catégories. Nature et quotité des secours accordées, ?uvres de bienfaisance privée; causes de la misère par département, et les moyens les plus efficaces pour y remédier, modifications qu'il est nécessaire de proposer à la législation charitable. Le baron de Watteville fut inspecteur général des services administratifs du Ministère de l'Intérieur. A ce poste, il réalisa plusieurs importantes statistiques des établissements de bienfaisance. Bel exemplaire.

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        Three reports regarding a proposed constitution for New South Wales, the formation of a discrete Port Phillip colony, and other administrative reform.

      London: HMSO, 1848-1854. Three foolscap reports bound in fine crimson half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Three British parliamentary papers concerning a proposed constitution for New South Wales, the formation of a discrete Port Phillip colony, and sundry related matters:Copies of the Despatch from Earl Grey to the Governor of New South Wales, dated the 31st day of July 1847, and other despatches and correspondence related thereto. 47pp., 29 August 1848. Includes two letters from Earl Grey concerning the establishment of a separate colony at Port Phillip, respectively addressed to Augustus FitzRoy, governor of New South Wales and to the acting Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia Frederick Holt Robe.Extracts of the General Instructions, issued to the Governor of New South Wales, dated the 17th day of July 1825, relative to the division of the territory thereof into counties, parishes, and districts... 7pp, 15 August 1853. Frederick Peel to governor Ralph Darling.Copies of all Petitions on the subject of a proposed Constitution for New South Wales, presented to the House of Commons since the Year 1853... 13pp., 11 June 1855. Prints petitions submitted by colonists of Maitland, Scone, Murrurrundi, Sydney, Upper Hunter, Parramatta and Kiama. From the collection of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO.

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Lindsay and Blakiston,, 1854. First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Original blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and the beautifully blindstamped initials of the publishers Lindsay and Blakiston on front and rear boards. Excellent condition. Only very minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of "The Reynolds Library" (1884) in Rochester (State of New York) with a giftsignature from Dr. William S. Ely. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this original condition. 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.nnBoth 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.nnIn 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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        Un dernier mot sur la Vénus de Milo

      First edition of petit nombre de ce tiré to part de la Revue contemporaine.Contemporary Bradel binding in half beige cloth over marbled paper boards, a manuscript label with the author's name and book's title, cover preserved.Handsome autograph inscription from the author to Alfred de Vigny. Bureau de la Revue contemporaine Paris 1854 16x25,5cm relié

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

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

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        DICKINSONS' COMPREHENSIVE PICTURES Of The GREAT EXHIBITION Of 1851, from the Originals Painted for H. R. H. Prince Albert, by Messrs. Nash, Haghe, and Roberts, R. A. Vol. II.

      London: Dickinson, Brothers, Her Majesty's Publishers. 1854. 25 sheets of text of a presumed 30 sheets, printed recto only. 25 full-color lithograph plates. "Proof" printed in the plate to lower corner of most, pencil name of illustrator Joseph Nash to opposite corner. 26-3/4" x 19-5/8". Plates: 23-3/4" x 17" Ex-library, with markings and a typed title label to front board, stamps to title and Contents sheets; one line ownership stamp to each plate beneath image. Missing 5 plates and 4 text sheets of the presumed 27 of each listed on the Contents sheet, but including 3 additional unlisted plates. Considerable wear to boards; paper guard for plates torn and chipped; rough strip of loss to corner of title sheet; light damp-stain to margin of 10 plates; spotting and light soil scattered throughout. Plates' illustrations overall bright and clean. Withal, in Good condition.

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        "Octagonal Room".

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint spots to lower left margin (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. Attractive view of the "Octagonal Room" showcasing art from the German States inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from May 1 to October 15 1851. This lithograph, printed in rich colors, was published as one of the folio plates for "Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts." The accompanying text states: "There was perhaps no portion of the Foreign Department of the Great Exhibition which received a greater number of separate visits of inspection from each individual composing the many thousands of persons who daily crowded the crystal avenues, than that octangular space in which were so tastefully displayed the best productions of art which the German States composing the Zollverein could assemble together."

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