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        Badischer Militär-Almanach. 1. Jahrgang - 10. Jahrgang in drei Bänden mit allen Titelblättern

      Hofdruckerei G. Braun 1854 - Gewicht in Gramm: 1620 Hofdruckerei G. Braun, Carlsruhe, 1854 - 1863. Zusammen ca. 1500 S. mit je einem gestochenen Wappenkupfer auf Titel, einer chromolithogr. Uniformentafel, einem mehrfach gefalteten Plan der Stadt Kel, gestochene Karte der Belagerung von Danzig, 1807 und eine colorierte Übersichts-Karte der Vergröérungen des Badischen Landes, spätere Leinen-Einbände mit geprägten Rückentiteln (teils etwas fleckig)

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        De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap, 1854. First Edition. Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. . Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: ""Fauna van Nederland."" Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology.

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        Columbia College

      A two-panel panorama comprising two salted paper prints from calotype negatives, signed and dated in the image, signed and inscribed by Prevost on the mount. 19 x 13 inches overall. Fine condition. This beautiful, large salt print is among the earliest surviving photographs of Columbia College and among the earliest paper photographs of New York City. It was created using one of photography's earliest negative making processes, the calotype. Founded in 1754, Columbia College is the oldest college at Columbia University and the fifth-oldest college in the United States. Victor Prevost made this important photograph at the Park Place campus in 1854-55. In 1857 Columbia sold its Park Place campus for $600,000 and moved to 49th Street and Madison Avenue, near what is now Rockefeller Center. It moved to its present campus in 1897. One of the earliest photographers to work in New York, Victor Prevost (1820-1881) studied photography in France under Paul Delaroche and with Gustave Le Gray. In 1850 Prevost came to New York and established a studio at Broadway and Bleecker. He achieved limited commercial success, giving up photography as a career in 1857. Paper photograph prints of New York from this earliest era of photography are rare, and master works of this size and beauty are nearly unobtainable. VERY RARE. The principal institutional holdings of Prevost photographs are at the George Eastman House, the Museum of the City of New York, and the New York Historical Society, and to a lesser extent, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Apart from their exposure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art show in 2003, Prevost's work remains largely unknown to the collecting public, a reflection of its great rarity in the market. "Prevost's body of work stands as one of the most significant in American nineteenth-century photography" -- Julie Mellby, "Victor Prevost: Painter, Lithographer, Photographer," History of Photography 35 (2011).

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        Original three-quarter length lithograph by Battistelli

      Rome 1854 - 300 x 235 mm. + wide margins. Printed on wove paper. The subject is seated within a double-line border with decorative devices at corners, turned to her right with her hands crossed in her lap, holding a tambourine. With facsimile signature and the letters "DGDDD" to lower margin.Slightly worn and creased; remnants of seals to blank margin with small 5 mm. hole to lower right corner; very small circular collector's stamp to lower left. Partially laid down to backing paper. Binney: Italian Dance Prints 92. Arrigoni and Bertarelli 1556.Ferraris, "queen of the Paris Opéra," studied with Carlo Blasis, who "considered her among his most successful students. In his writings he spared no praise for the beauty of her bearing, the lightness of her dancing, and the precision and strength of her technique. Considered 'a new Taglioni'. she knew how to fuse harmoniously the characteristics of the Romantic style with the brilliance of the highly virtuosic technique prevailing in the second half of the century." Claudia Celi in the International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 2, p. 587.Italian Romantic ballet prints are quite scarce.

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        NOTES AND MATERIALS FOR AN ADEQUATE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED DIVINE AND THEOSOPHER, WILLIAM LAW.

      London: Privately Published, 1854. Title continues: Comprising an Elucidation of the scope and contents of The Writings of Jacob Bohme and of his great commentator, Dionysius Andreas Freher; Second free end paper is cracked and slightly torn; Pasted onto the verso is a printed notice dated 1861 stating 'The editor of this work has had a few copies of it corrected with the pen throughout...'; This copy does have periodic ink corrections; Also, above this notice is written 'Work of Reference. Presented to the Library of Edmund's College, Downay, France, by Christopher Walton, London, 1861'; xxxiv, 688 pages. Note pasted to Title verso refers to copies with hand corrections by editor, this copy has only on page with corrections; Limited to 500 copies; 688 pages; X-Reference library copy with number on spine and 'withdrawn' stamp on title page; includes fold-out of charts titled 'The Ground and Geniture of Deity and Nature'. Cloth bound in near very good condition;.

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        The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good+. 1854-1855. 2 vols.: viii, 380; viii, 275 p. Each volume has 23 b&w illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. Half leather with marbled boards. Moderate wear. Some darkened pages and spotting. "The Newcomes" may not be as well known as Thackeray's major work, "Vanity Fair," but solidifies his reputation as a master satirist. The family at first appear to be a respectable group of merchants and bankers, but their respectability is primarily about appearances as the novel explores family jealousies, rivalries and downright nastiness. A major theme is the injustice shown women in the Victorian marriage market.

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        Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1854

      1854. Manuscript Notes on Rhode Island Supreme Court Cases [Manuscript]. Rhode Island. Supreme Court. [Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court]. [Providence, RI, 1854]. [iv], 170 pp. Folio (14" x 8"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding cocked, some rubbing and a few stains to boards, spine abraded with some loss, corners worn. Light toning to leaves, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, main text preceded by index. $750. * This fascinating mid-19th century collection of 170 cases heard in the Rhode Island Supreme Court was probably compiled by a law student or attorney. Enhanced by an index, they are, in effect, manuscript case reports. All appear to have been compiled in the courtroom and enhanced afterwards with notes and references. Some of these contain references to cases dating as far back as the 1820s.

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        Tennessee

      1854/1855. Two attractive printed broadsheets for Chancery Sale (an antiquated term for bankruptcy) of land in Robertson County, Tennessee, printed at the American Office in Springfield. Both by decree of the Chancery Court, one sheet slightly larger than the other. Some transfer of ink from having been folded, otherwise both pieces are fine and ideal for display.

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        Die Katholische Kirche in Berlin. - L'Eglise Catholique á Berlin.

      - Farblithographie v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1854, 17 x 23,5 Kiewitz 796; Ernst, Bd. 1. Lütke Nr. 50. - Blick vom Opernplatz / Ecke Behrenstraße zur Hedwigskirche. Links ein Teil des Opernhauses, mittig im Hintergrund die Friedrichwerdersche Kirche. Der Opernplatz ist bepflanzt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Storia militare del Piemonte in continuazione di quella del Saluzzo cioè dalla Pace di Aquisgrana sino ai dì nostri. Con Carte e Piani

      presso T. Degiorgis 1854 - 1855, Torino - 3 voll. in-8° (192x122mm), pp. 714, (1); (8), 720; 1120; legatura coeva m. pelle marrone con titolo, fregi e filetti in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Una carta litografica ripiegata in fine del primo vol. delle operazioni militari del 1793 nella Contea di Nizza; in fine del secondo vol., altra litografia ripiegata relativa alle campagne del 1795-1796 nel territorio di Mondovì; al terzo vol. sempre ripiegati f.t., piani litografici dei contorni di Goito, della battaglia di Santa Lucia, dei combattimenti presso Peschiera e Villafranca nelle giornate del 24 e 25 luglio 1848, delle battaglie di Novara, di Mortara e di Vigevano del 1849. Numerose tabelle a stampa f.t., sia ripiegate che a pag. intera, e varie altre tabelle n.t. Normali fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di estesa narrazione di storia militare piemontese concepita come prosecuzione di quella di Alessandro Saluzzo di Monesiglio. Il racconto storico del primo vol. va dal 1748 al 1796, quello del secondo dal 1796 al 1831, quello del terzo dal 1831 al 1850. Il Pinelli (Roma, 1810-Bologna, 1865), generale e storico militare la cui famiglia era oriunda del Canavese, fu decorato con medaglia d'oro con regio decreto del 9 febbraio 1862 con la motivazione per i soddisfacenti risultati ottenuti col suo coraggio e per l'instancabile sua operosità nella persecuzione del brigantaggio nelle provincie napoletane nel 1861. Egli, scrive Giuseppe Sticca, fu anima della neo-scuola d'Ivrea. Ritiratosi da maggiore per malferma salute, ricevette da Cavour l'incarico di organizzare le milizie romagnole, passò generale e fu Ministro. La sua Storia militare del Piemonte.lavoro di lunga lena, condotto con diligenza ed amore, sebbene non più reggente alla moderna critica, forma il suo maggior titolo d'onore. Manno, I, 3846. Sticca, Gli scrittori militari italiani, p. 241. Enciclopedia Militare, VI, p. 113. Non in Lozzi. Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Dizionario Corografico - Universale dell'Italia sistematicamente suddiviso secondo l'attuale partizione politica d'ogni singolo Stato Italiano compilato da parecchi dotti italiani

      Milano. Civelli. 1854-1857. Quattro volumi in 8 tomi di cm. 26; pp. XLII, 1008, XLVI, 278; XXXII, 1072; CXIV, 1419; XCVI, 278; LVII, 1447; XCVI, 1578; CXL, 1056; LVI, 300. Solide e belle legature coeve in mezza pelle, titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo. Timbri di biblioteca privata. Volume primo, parte prima: Lombardia - Il Trentino; Volume primo, parte seconda: Provincie Venete; Volume secondo, parte prima: Stati Sardi di Terraferma; Volume secondo, parte seconda: Ducato di Modena; Volume terzo, parte prima: Stato Pontificio; Volume terzo, parte seconda: Granducato di Toscana; Volume quarto, parte prima: Reame di Napoli; Volume quarto, parte seconda: Isola di Sardegna. Prima edizione di importante dizionario corografico dell'Italia, completo e in ottimo stato di conservazione. (27 / 106) (265 / P) 956 / 30

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        Kartenwerk Zu Dr. Karl Andree's Nord-Amerika

      Braunschweig, Germany: George Westermann. Good. 1854. Hardcover. Dark blue boards with border and design blind embossed on front and back boards, and title gilt on spine. Boards have moderate soiling and wear to all edges. Corners are bumped and spine has moderate sunning. Twenty-eight pages with text plus eighteen plates with maps, most plates are hand-colored. Text block and plates all fold-out and have light foxing and light toning at folds. Contemporary pen marginalia on title page. Content is in German, with some English translations on maps. This North American atlas focuses on the United States, and includes text with ethnographical information and plates with distribution of animals, plants, and food and locations of Native American tribes when first encountered by Europeans. Cartography was done by Dr. Karl Andree, a German geographer. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 28 pp .

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        Hard Times; For These Times

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small 8vo. 352 pp. Half bound in green morocco over marbled cloth, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and elaborate gilt design and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. 19th century bookplate of James Hale Bates, a pioneer in the New York advertising industry, is on the front pastedown. A very attractive copy of Dickens' tenth novel. Smith I, 11; Gimbel A136. A few traces of light rubbing to the extremities, leaves are very clean and bright.

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        Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1854.

      1854. Manuscript Notes on Rhode Island Supreme Court Cases [Manuscript]. Rhode Island. Supreme Court. [Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court]. [Providence, RI, 1854]. [iv], 170 pp. Folio (14" x 8"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding cocked, some rubbing and a few stains to boards, spine abraded with some loss, corners worn. Light toning to leaves, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, main text preceded by index. $750. * This fascinating mid-19th century collection of 170 cases heard in the Rhode Island Supreme Court was probably compiled by a law student or attorney. Enhanced by an index, they are, in effect, manuscript case reports. All appear to have been compiled in the courtroom and enhanced afterwards with notes and references. Some of these contain references to cases dating as far back as the 1820s.

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        Méthode de chimie

      1854 - XXII-464 pp. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1854, in-8, XXII-464 pp, demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, Première édition de cet important ouvrage, qui constitue le document fondamental de la chimie organique. Laurent (1807-1853) introduit ici les termes d'atome et de molécule avec le sens qu'on leur donne encore aujourd'hui en chimie. Avec une préface de Biot. Laurent est aussi l'auteur d'un Précis de cristallographie (Paris, V. Masson, 1847). Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du minéralogiste Charles Friedel, avec son ex-libris manuscrit. Bon exemplaire. Bolton I-605. Cole n°759. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Museum of Science & Art.

      London: Walton and Maberly,, 1854–6. Illustrated by engravings on wood. 12 volumes bound in 6, octavo (184 x 113 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards and spines decorated in blind, centrepiece to front boards in gilt and to rear boards in blind, yellow endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper of vol. 1, ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns, binder's tickets to rear pastedowns. Spines lightly sunned, extremities bumped and rubbed, a few marks to cloth, contents occasionally foxed, overall a bright, clean set. First edition, the complete set, of the Irish writer and popular lecturer's treatises on a wide range of scientific topics, including astronomy, geology, optical images, the steam engine, and clocks. "At the height of his career, [Lardner] lectured extensively on scientific and technical subjects, wrote prolifically, and became a scientific celebrity. He wrote treatises on mechanics, pneumatics, and Newton's optics for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and contributed the chapters on algebra and geometrical analysis to the Encyclopedia Metropolitana. He oversaw seven editions of The Steam Engine Familiarly Explained and Illustrated, which eventually had eleven editions in Britain, as well as American editions and translations into French, German, Italian, and Danish; The Athenaeum called it 'the most popular mechanical treatise ever published' (962). He promoted the new Monthly Chronicle and edited it in 1838 and 1839. He contributed important articles to the Edinburgh Review, notably a clear account of Charles Babbage's calculating engine (which Babbage himself recommended), and discussions of issues relating to steam transportation. He enjoyed great popularity as a lecturer, appearing at the Royal, London, and London mechanics' institutions; his lectures to provincial literary and philosophical societies and mechanics' institutes were eagerly awaited and widely praised as appearances of a great figure from the metropolis" (ODNB). Lardner became renowned as the editor of the 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia during the 1830s and 1840s, whose contributors included Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, Robert Southey, Sir David Brewster, and Mary Shelley.

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        Die Feuerwerkkunst in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Lehrbuch der Lustfeuerwerkerei für Künstler vom Fach und Dilettanten. Erster [UND: Zweiter] Band.

      Ulm, 1854 und 1852; EA (und 2. Aufl.?); 2 Bände; ca 22x14 cm; VI (statt VIII), 447 (1); (2) 670 Seiten mit 2 illustr. lith. Titelblättern und zahlreichen Textholzstichen; Leinwandeinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einbände vor allem am Buchrücken etwas fleckig, kleiner Stempel auf Innendeckel, typographisches Titelblatt zu Band 1 nicht mit eingebunden, Seiten teils mehr oder weniger meist am Blattrand stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Band 2 in der seltenen Erstausgabe, Band 1 seltsamerweise ohne das typographischen Titelblatt. Das lithographierte Titelblatt datiert 1854 [die EA wäre 1848], was auf eine von mir nirgendwo nachzuweisende 2. Auflage schließen lassen würde. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Feuerwerk; Pyrotechnik

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        Badischer Militär-Almanach. 1. Jahrgang - 10. Jahrgang in drei Bänden mit allen Titelblättern

      Hofdruckerei G. Braun, Carlsruhe, 1854 - 1863. Zusammen ca. 1500 S. mit je einem gestochenen Wappenkupfer auf Titel, einer chromolithogr. Uniformentafel, einem mehrfach gefalteten Plan der Stadt Kel, gestochene Karte der Belagerung von Danzig, 1807 und eine colorierte Übersichts-Karte der Vergröérungen des Badischen Landes, spätere Leinen-Einbände mit geprägten Rückentiteln (teils etwas fleckig)

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        Periodico satirico illustrato. IL FISCHIETTO. Ogni numero conteneva una splendida litografia del grande caricaturista Francesco Redenti. ANNO VII, annata 1854.

      Periodicosatirico illustrato. IL FISCHIETTO. Celebre giornale satiricoillustrato edito a Torino il marted¨, gioved¨ e sabato se nonfestivo. In ogni numero una splendida litografia a piena pagina (e inalcuni a doppia pagina) del grande caricaturista Francesco Redenti acarattere satirico-politico. ANNOVII, annata 1854. I primi 76 numeri (formatocm 32x21,5) sono composti da pagine 8 ciascuno, mentre dal numero 77 (Iluglio 1854) le pagine diventano 4 ed hanno un formato di cm35,5x24,5. Complessivamente 155 numeri per 920 pagine (mancano inumeri 11 e 12) contenuti in 2 volumi rilegati in mezza pelleallepoca. Complessiva buona conservazione eccetto qualche usuraalle legature ed alcuni accettabili difetti alle pagine.(Rif.C8241 - 624/63)

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        Douze leçons de photographie:; Description de procédés simples et gaciles, au moyen desquels on obtient, presque infailliblement, des épreuves sur verre et papier

      Charles Chevalier, Paris 1854 - 16mo., 88 pp. Original printed paper wrappers; lacking the spine covering, with some chipping and staining. The text shows some staining and occasional spots of foxing, with one loose signature. Contemporary note on the blank terminal endpaper. A good copy. Housed in a newly made pamphlet box of paper over boards with printed labels. Julien Fau, a doctor of medicine in Paris, was a noted anatomist; in 1845, he published the first of two works for artists with 24 beautifully rendered lithographic plates: Anatomie des formes exterieures du corps humain, a l'usage des peintres et des sculpteurs, a highly regarded work which is still available in a reprint with a translation of the text in English. I can find nothing on Dr. Fau's conversion to the photographic arts, and can only assume that he found rendering the human form through its agencies more in keeping with his scientific predilections.DOUZE LEÇONS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE. Dr Fau's short but concise manual is an early work on the collodion process.WorldCat locates only ten copies, with Eastman House, New York Public Library and Dartmouth College being the only American holdings; we know that Harvard also has a copy, having acquired it from us in 2002. Roosens and Salu No. 6522. This title escaped the attention of Bellier de la Chavignerie, in his Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books. A rare publication. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der menschlichen Anatomie. Mit 112 Tafeln. Zweite Auflage.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1854 - Thick octavo. Pp. 422. Plus 112 engraved plates, contemporary hand-coloured, tipped-in. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth, spine gilt, joints and corner-tips worn; title-page browned, minor sporadic foxing, 3 plates loose. In good condition. ~ Second German edition. Translated and adapted from the French by Friedrich Wilhelm Assmann. Superb plates. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original three-quarter length lithograph by Battistelli

      Rome, 1854. Binney: Italian Dance Prints 92. Arrigoni and Bertarelli 1556. Ferraris, "queen of the Paris Opéra," studied with Carlo Blasis, who "considered her among his most successful students. In his writings he spared no praise for the beauty of her bearing, the lightness of her dancing, and the precision and strength of her technique... Considered 'a new Taglioni'... she knew how to fuse harmoniously the characteristics of the Romantic style with the brilliance of the highly virtuosic technique prevailing in the second half of the century." Claudia Celi in the International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 2, p. 587. Italian Romantic ballet prints are quite scarce.. 300 x 235 mm. + wide margins. Printed on wove paper. The subject is seated within a double-line border with decorative devices at corners, turned to her right with her hands crossed in her lap, holding a tambourine. With facsimile signature and the letters "DGDDD" to lower margin. Slightly worn and creased; remnants of seals to blank margin with small 5 mm. hole to lower right corner; very small circular collector's stamp to lower left. Partially laid down to backing paper.

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        The Museum of Science & Art. Illustrated by engravings on wood.

      London: Walton and Maberly, 1854–6 - 12 volumes bound in 6, octavo (184 x 113 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards and spines decorated in blind, centrepiece to front boards in gilt and to rear boards in blind, yellow endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper of vol. 1, ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns, binder's tickets to rear pastedowns. Spines lightly sunned, extremities bumped and rubbed, a few marks to cloth, contents occasionally foxed, overall a bright, clean set. Woodcut illustrations throughout. First edition, the complete set, of the Irish writer and popular lecturer's treatises on a wide range of scientific topics, including astronomy, geology, optical images, the steam engine, and clocks. "At the height of his career, [Lardner] lectured extensively on scientific and technical subjects, wrote prolifically, and became a scientific celebrity. He wrote treatises on mechanics, pneumatics, and Newton's optics for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and contributed the chapters on algebra and geometrical analysis to the Encyclopedia Metropolitana. He oversaw seven editions of The Steam Engine Familiarly Explained and Illustrated, which eventually had eleven editions in Britain, as well as American editions and translations into French, German, Italian, and Danish; The Athenaeum called it 'the most popular mechanical treatise ever published' (962). He promoted the new Monthly Chronicle and edited it in 1838 and 1839. He contributed important articles to the Edinburgh Review, notably a clear account of Charles Babbage's calculating engine (which Babbage himself recommended), and discussions of issues relating to steam transportation. He enjoyed great popularity as a lecturer, appearing at the Royal, London, and London mechanics' institutions; his lectures to provincial literary and philosophical societies and mechanics' institutes were eagerly awaited and widely praised as appearances of a great figure from the metropolis" (ODNB). Lardner became renowned as the editor of the 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia during the 1830s and 1840s, whose contributors included Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, Robert Southey, Sir David Brewster, and Mary Shelley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BALDER: PART THE FIRST

      1854 - [DOBELL, Sydney Thompson]. BALDER: PART THE FIRST. London: Smith, Elder, And Co., 1854. Small 8vo., original embossed green cloth, spine stamped in gilt. First Edition. Signed presentation from Dobell (as "The Author") on the title page: "Sarah Jane James, From her affectionate friend, The Author." Only the first part of this poem was completed and is a work in the Spasmodic School of writing at the time. Good (shallow abrasion base of spine, very tiny tear head of spine, & some minor chips rear edge of spine). Overall, not a bad copy. $1,250.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften. 28 Bände. Gute Halblederbde um 1900 mit Rückentitel, Numerierung und dezenter Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1828-1854. - – Derselbe. Kritische Schriften. 4 Bände. Gebunden wie die Hauptreihe. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1848-1852. Erste rechtmäßige und einzige große Gesamtausgabe, beste Ausgabe auf teils starkem Velin-Papier. Mit den 12 Bänden 'Gesammelte Novellen', von denen die letzten 8 oft fehlen, und den 4 Bänden 'Kritische Schriften', ebenfalls in Erstausgabe, die Tieck – unabhängig von der Gesamtausgabe – selbständig in Leipzig bei Brockhaus erscheinen ließ. Nicht enthalten sind die Lyrik, unveröffentlichte Jugendschriften und fast das gesamte Übersetzungswerk. "Die Lückenhaftigkeit dieser sonst unentbehrlichen Quellenausgaben erschwert den Überblick über das Gesamtwerk Tiecks . Eine umfassende Leseausgabe von Tiecks Schriften zu erstellen, bleibt eine dringende Forderung an die Romantikforschung" (Paulin, Metzler, 2 f.). – Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, teils gebräunt. Titel verso mit kleinem altem Besitzstempel von Wieland Schmidt. Band 1 mit Schabspur am unteren Kapital. Je zwei Lagen in den Bänden 21, 22, 24 und 25 im anastatischen Nachdruck, wie meist bei später gebundenen Exemplaren. Der Verlag de Gruyter, der das Lager von Reimer übernommen hatte und noch lange die Bogen dieser Gesamtausgabe vertrieb, ergänzte die vergriffenen Lagen mit diesen Nachdrucken. Gute, einheitlich gebundene Reihe. – Goed. VI 43, 127 und 128 (Bände 21-28); 124 (Krit. Schriften). Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland.

      1854. A Prominent Rhode Islander and His Son Record Their Impressions of Paris, France and Switzerland [Manuscript]. Hoppin, William Warner [1807-1890]. Hoppin, Frederick Street [1834-1907]. [Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland, October 1845-January, 1846, One Kept by William Warber Hoppi, The Other by His Son, Frederick Street Hoppin]. Two books. [92]; [92] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Stiff patterned-paper boards. Some creases and moderate edgewear to boards, which are detached, spines perished. Light toning to leaves of both diaries, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves of the diary kept by Frederick Street Hoppin, a few leaves detached and edgeworn, text in neat hand to 11 leaves of diary kept by William Warner Hoppin. $1,000. * These diaries were kept by two members of a prominent Providence, Rhode Island family. William Warner Hoppin, a lawyer, was the Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Also a lawyer, his son Frederick Street Hoppin was never engaged in active practice and lived the life of a leisured gentleman. William Hoppin's diary commences with the arrival of his arrival in France with his family. It goes on in great detail where the Hoppinses took their apartments in Paris, their experiences with French tutors, their tours around France and their visits with several prominent figures, such as the pope and the king and queen of France (The King said he had visited Newport and Providence and would like to visit them again.) A classic New Englander, Hoppin considered Paris a vulgar, sinful city. The period covered by this diary is October 9, 1845 through January 1846. Overall, his copious details are amazing. Frederick Street Hoppin, then 11 years old, went to the same places with his family. Given his age, his diary offers an interesting perspective on his father's impressions. His diary commences in February in France and goes through to the end of July, when the family paid a visit to Switzerland. Written by two observant individuals, both are wonderful examples of the diaries kept by well-connected wealthy Americans who traveled to Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century.

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        Les Filles du Feu. Nouvelles [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos lisse orné en long, filet doré en mors et coins, date en queue, premier plat de couverture conservée, reliure signée de Vermorel, D. Giraud, Paris, 1854, 2 ff., xx-336 pp. Superbe exemplaire (infime choc à un coin, état parfait par ailleurs, d'une fraîcheur parfaite, ce qui est rare), magnifique relié, de l'une des plus précieuses éditions originales du siècle. "C'est dans cet ouvrage rare qu'a paru pour la première fois un petit chef-d'oeuvre : Sylvie" (Carteret, I, 220). "Rare et de plus en plus recherché, souvent piqué" (Clouzot, 128). Vicaire, VI, 58 Français

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        33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 1: Message from the President of the United States. Part III [ONLY], Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompanying The Message [Maps and Views to Accompany Message and Documents, 1854-5]

      A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, D. C. 1854 - Complete with 45, mostly folding, maps, plans, and illustrations. Cloth is torn along lower joint, and shows wear at spine ends. Gilt stamped lettering on top cover remains bright. Blank front free end page shows a few tears on edges. Contents show light scattered edge wear and some misfold and creases to folding maps. Volume remains clean and otherwise intact. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 1: Message from the President of the United States... Part III [ONLY], Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompanying The Message [Maps and Views to Accompany Message and Documents, 1854-5]

      Washington, D. C.: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1854 Complete with 45, mostly folding, maps, plans, and illustrations. Cloth is torn along lower joint, and shows wear at spine ends. Gilt stamped lettering on top cover remains bright. Blank front free end page shows a few tears on edges. Contents show light scattered edge wear and some misfold and creases to folding maps. Volume remains clean and otherwise intact. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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        Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People; or, An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards, 1854. Eighth edition. Leather bound. 199pp. Sextodecimo [14.5 cm] Full brown leather. Gilt title on backstrip. Good only. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small loss from the leather at the head of the spine. The endsheets are stained and have numerous contemporary owners' names. Former owner's name on the verso of the front free end sheet. The rear pastedown has a crack that runs from the top to the bottom. There are very light stains in the margins of the pages at the beginning and end of the text. The pages are browned. The book is sturdy. Pratt's Voice of Warning was not the first LDS publication to lay out the tenets and theology of the fledgling Mormon Faith, but it was the first to specifically lay out the differences of Mormonism and other Christian Faiths. One of the most important and early volumes of Mormon doctrine. Flake/Draper 6633.

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        TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND CONFESSION OF MARY B. THORN, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO BE HANGED AT PORTSMOUTH, VA., DECEMBER 22d, 1854, FOR THE MURDER OF THOS. BRADY & FAMILY. WRITTEN AT HER REQUEST, AND ACCORDING TO HER DICTATION, AND PREPARED BY THE PUBLISHER

      Norfolk, Va.: [William C. Murdock], 1854. 32pp., with frontispiece and full-page illustration. Original plain wrappers, rear lacking. Removed from a bound volume, stitching perished. Later institutional stamps on front wrapper and blank recto of frontis. Initial leaves slightly chipped, with short closed tear at outer margin. Tanning, scattered foxing and staining. Good. Third issue, following the first of the previous year and the second of the same, also printed in Norfolk. A rare murder narrative, possibly fictional, in which Mrs. Thorn was accused of poisoning Brady, his wife, and their four children by putting laudanum in their coffee. The first third of the text gives the background to the crime, the next third the details of the trial, and the final portion the confession of the accused. "This exotic tale, opening in Jamaica, has a miraculous birth, villainy, romance, and murder. DLC and some other libraries have treated this as an actual trial, in spite of its fictional nature, lack of a court designation, and the various editions having different execution dates" - Cohen. The frontispiece shows a marriage proposal in a wooded setting, and is signed as being engraved by "Bellman." The other illustration shows a grisly murder scene in cemetery, and is captioned "Sacrilege and Murder. See Confession." Of this 1854 edition, in which Thorn's execution date is given as December 22, OCLC locates four copies, at Harvard Law, William & Mary, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Connecticut State Library. Another 1854 edition gives the date of demise as May 17, 1854; the 1853 first edition said November 28, 1853. All editions are scarce. McDADE 980 (note). COHEN 5198.

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        Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, and the West Indies, Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

      America 1854 - Carta murale, in quattro fogli applicati su tela, raffigurante l'America Settentrionale. Di particolare interesse i cambiamenti territoriali realtivi alla parte occidentale degli Stati Uniti. Si vedano i territori di: Oregon. Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Kansas e Nebraska. Alcuni restauri ma complessivamente buon esemplare. mm 1300x1460

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        Douze leçons de photographie:; Description de procédés simples et gaciles, au moyen desquels on obtient, presque infailliblement, des épreuves sur verre et papier

      Paris: Charles Chevalier, 1854. First edition. 16mo., 88 pp. Original printed paper wrappers; lacking the spine covering, with some chipping and staining. The text shows some staining and occasional spots of foxing, with one loose signature. Contemporary note on the blank terminal endpaper. A good copy. Housed in a newly made pamphlet box of paper over boards with printed labels. Julien Fau, a doctor of medicine in Paris, was a noted anatomist; in 1845, he published the first of two works for artists with 24 beautifully rendered lithographic plates: Anatomie des formes exterieures du corps humain, a l'usage des peintres et des sculpteurs, a highly regarded work which is still available in a reprint with a translation of the text in English. I can find nothing on Dr. Fau's conversion to the photographic arts, and can only assume that he found rendering the human form through its agencies more in keeping with his scientific predilections. DOUZE LEÇONS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE... Dr Fau's short but concise manual is an early work on the collodion process. WorldCat locates only ten copies, with Eastman House, New York Public Library and Dartmouth College being the only American holdings; we know that Harvard also has a copy, having acquired it from us in 2002. Roosens and Salu No. 6522. This title escaped the attention of Bellier de la Chavignerie, in his Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books. A rare publication.

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        A Child'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMMENTARII IN SACRAM SCRIPTURAM 20 Volumes

      Pelagaud, Paris , Lyon 1854 - 20 Volumes reliés demi-basane du temps in-4 (27 x 20 cms) ATTENTION : Les Tomes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 sont en 2 parties (Pars Altera) , complets Tome 7 : 1 volume de 940 pages (Complet ??) Tome 8 : 2e partie SEULE (Pars Altera) , donc incomplet TOUS DE L EDITION 1854 Puis : un TOME Numéroté 15 , edition postérieure , datée 1877 , Vivès à Paris un APPENDICE (Appendix) daté 1855 chez Pélagaud , Explications des Psaumes par Roberto Bellarmino (Bellarmin) , toujours en LATIN AINSI QUE LES COMMENTAIRES DE JACOB TIRINI POUR LE LIVRE DE JOB (32 pages) Poids : 27,000 kg Provient d'une Congrégation religieuse de l'Est de la France LES TARIFS D'EXPEDITIONS AFFICHES PAR ABEBOOKS NE SONT PAS FORCEMENT LES BONS. N'HESITEZ PAS A ME CONTACTER POUR AVOIR UN DEVIS PRECIS CONCERNANT LES ENVOIS (Y COMPRIS A L'INTERNATIONAL). I SPEAK ENGLISH IF ANY QUESTIONS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden, or Life in the Woods

      Ticknor and Fields. Hardcover. Boston, 1854. 8vo, publisher's embossed cloth, 357 pp. plus 8 pages of ads dated September. One of 2,000 copies of the first edition. According to Jacob Blanck ( BAL, 20106) the date of the ads is of "no known bibliographical significance." A somewhat rough but complete copy in the publisher's original binding. With the following flaws: text block split at pp. 240-241, staining to head of spine and upper portion of front board, fraying to cloth at heel of spine, lacks rear free endpaper, large but faintish dampstain to upper portion of first four leaves, contemporary ownership marks to front endpapers, some numbers written on rear pastedown. Still a complete and original copy, unaltered, in good minus condition, and with bright contents besides the above noted flaws. Map facing p. 307 in fine condition. "Although Thoreau achieved little fame in his lifetime, and was thought of primarily as a naturalist or nature writer, he is now looked upon as one of America's major literary figures as well as a pioneer conservationist, an ecologist, and an important political influence. Walden is known throughout the educated world, and "Civil Disobedience," through its impact on Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the anti-Nazi movement in Europe in the 1940s, and anti-Vietnam War protesters in the 1970s, has had a wider political influence than any other American literary document. In Walden Thoreau wrote, "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book." Walden and "Civil Disobedience" have been just such works. The once obscure Concord disciple of Emerson has become a world figure in his own right. " - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1854. First Edition.

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        Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland

      1854 - A Prominent Rhode Islander and His Son Record Their Impressions of Paris, France and Switzerland [Manuscript]. Hoppin, William Warner [1807-1890]. Hoppin, Frederick Street [1834-1907]. [Diaries Recording Sixteen Months Spent in Paris and Switzerland, October 1845-January, 1846, One Kept by William Warber Hoppi, The Other by His Son, Frederick Street Hoppin]. Two books. [92]; [92] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Stiff patterned-paper boards. Some creases and moderate edgewear to boards, which are detached, spines perished. Light toning to leaves of both diaries, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves of the diary kept by Frederick Street Hoppin, a few leaves detached and edgeworn, text in neat hand to 11 leaves of diary kept by William Warner Hoppin. $1,000. * These diaries were kept by two members of a prominent Providence, Rhode Island family. William Warner Hoppin, a lawyer, was the Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Also a lawyer, his son Frederick Street Hoppin was never engaged in active practice and lived the life of a leisured gentleman. William Hoppin's diary commences with the arrival of his arrival in France with his family. It goes on in great detail where the Hoppinses took their apartments in Paris, their experiences with French tutors, their tours around France and their visits with several prominent figures, such as the pope and the king and queen of France (The King said he had visited Newport and Providence and would like to visit them again.) A classic New Englander, Hoppin considered Paris a vulgar, sinful city. The period covered by this diary is October 9, 1845 through January 1846. Overall, his copious details are amazing. Frederick Street Hoppin, then 11 years old, went to the same places with his family. Given his age, his diary offers an interesting perspective on his father's impressions. His diary commences in February in France and goes through to the end of July, when the family paid a visit to Switzerland. Written by two observant individuals, both are wonderful examples of the diaries kept by well-connected wealthy Americans who traveled to Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hero of Our Days (A Hero of Our Time)

      London: Thomas Hodgson, 1854. First THUS. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition of the Pulszky translation. (Third English-language edition overall, following the previous year's Ingram, Cooke edition, and the D. Bogue edition-- the latter by a week or two. Line, Ettlinger & Gladstone p. 25, Lermontov 6.)[2], [i]-vii, [9]-232, [3]pp. Original elaborately blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers.The Parlour Library. Near Fine with spine cloth sunned and a little worn at head and tail, edges lightly soiled, small paper repair to first Preface page. Internally clean with bright pages and sturdy binding. An excellently preserved early translation of the classic Russian novel A Hero of Our Time. It preceded the late 19th century boom of Russian literature (Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, etc.) and, like all Russian lit in translations from this period, is extremely scarce. An OCLC Worldcat search shows just six physical copies in institutional holdings; as of this writing there are no others in the trade.

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        Histoire curieuse et pittorresque des sorciers

      Librairie populaire 1854 - 315pp. + 4 planches dépliantes imprimées en sanguines. Grand In-8 de 16,5 x 25cm. Reliure demi-chagrin à coins récente, charnières de cuir, papier à la colle peignée. Réalisation décorative mais techniquement mal maitrisée (pièce de titre ton sur ton collée avec un léger biais, plats au galbe trop prononcé, reliure qui a tendance à bailler une fois le livre ouvert). Papier avec rousseurs sur les planches comme toujours, décharge acide du papier des planches sur le feuillet de texte faisant face. Outre les quatre planches qui regroupent une quarantaine de gravures d’après Johannot, Janet, Best, Leloir le texte de Giraldo (ancien exorciste de l’inquisition) est particulièrement intéressant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1854

      1854 - Manuscript Notes on Rhode Island Supreme Court Cases [Manuscript]. Rhode Island. Supreme Court. [Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court]. [Providence, RI, 1854]. [iv], 170 pp. Folio (14" x 8"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding cocked, some rubbing and a few stains to boards, spine abraded with some loss, corners worn. Light toning to leaves, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, main text preceded by index. $750. * This fascinating mid-19th century collection of 170 cases heard in the Rhode Island Supreme Court was probably compiled by a law student or attorney. Enhanced by an index, they are, in effect, manuscript case reports. All appear to have been compiled in the courtroom and enhanced afterwards with notes and references. Some of these contain references to cases dating as far back as the 1820s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA JEUNESSE DE PIERROT

      Paris 1854. Librairie Nouvelle. PRIMERA EDICI

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        Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

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        [SIBERIA: KYAKHTA] [Official Broadside, Titled:] Pravila dlya vodvoreniya v Kyakhtinskoy torgovoy slobode i propuska tuda raznogo roda lyudey [i.e. Rules for the Settlement in the Kyakhta Trade Quarter and Passes for Different Kinds of People]

      [St. Petersburg], 19 March 1854. 2 pp. 35x22 cm. Foldmarks, left margin with minor tear after being removed from a stub, Soviet bookshop's stamp on verso, but overall a very good document. Official rules regulating residence in the Kyakhta trade quarter, a major centre of Russian-Chinese tea trade in the 18-19th centuries. The rules were issued by the Siberian Committee (the main government body administering Siberia in the 1820-1860s), with the original being signed by the Committee's chairman count A. Chernyshyov, and six members: count P. Kiselyov, count L. Perovsky, D. Bibikov, N. Annenkov, count V. Panin and P. Brok. The residence was allowed to local government officials, merchants, various types of workers, property owners and their family members. The paper regulates the issue of special passes for the visitors of Kyakhta; convicted smugglers were banned from entering the quarter. ''Kyakhta, formerly (until 1934) Troitskosavsk, town, Buryatia, south-central Siberia, Russia. It lies in the basin of the Selenga River, on the frontier with Mongolia. The town is on the railway and motor road from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar; both routes follow an ancient caravan track that was the only recognized link between Russia and China in the 17th and 18th centuries'' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). ''While the Trinity Fort fulfilled administrative and security functions, trade was handled by the adjacent settlement of Kyakhtinskaya Sloboda (Kyakhta Quarter), also founded in 1727. Here Russian merchants gathered to trade fur, leather, hides and cattle for a variety of Chinese goods, including silk and some porcelain, but with special emphasis on spices such as ginger and rhubarb, which were highly valued for medicinal properties. By the 1760s, Kyakhta Quarter had become the primary border point for trade with China, and the population and prosperity of both Russian settlements increased accordingly. Chinese merchants gathered across the border in a third settlement, known as Maimachin-a generic Chinese term meaning ''trading center''. By the late 18th century, the most significant import by far was tea, which for almost a century Kyakhta provided not only to the enormous Russian market, but also to much of Europe'' (Kyakhta: The Russian Source for All the Tea in China / Russia beyond the headlines).

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        Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Friedrich Manz, 1854-1858. Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 2.570 S., HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen Kommentars zum ABGB. - Einbände etw. berieben. Titelbll. gestempelt. Vereinzelte Anstreichungen. Etw. gebräunt. - Wurzbach XL, 151. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Stubenrauch, ABGB, Recht, Juridica, Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert, Kommentar, Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople and its Environs, from Original Drawings by W. H. Bartlett.

      London. George Virtue, ND. c.[1854].. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to, 26cm, the First Edition, xii,172p., all plates with beautiful hand colour, containing 2 engraved portraits (Mrs. Pardoe & Sultan Abdul Medschid Chan), engraved half title vignette, 1 engraved map & 85 hand-colour plate views, complete with tissue guards, first published in 1839 with 788 this is an expanded edition with additional plates, in contemporary style full green crushed morocco, gilt ruled and decorated raised bands, gilt center panel flora decorations, gilt titles, gilt ruled panels on the boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, very good to fine clean attractively bound copy with colour plates, rare thus. (cgc) Blackmer #808. This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject. The first edition of1838, had an engraved frontis, portrait, map & 78 plates. - "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey". (DNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalize on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p114.). .

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        Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

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