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        PERRY EXPEDITION - BLACK SHIP SCROLL] [A "Black Ship Scroll" Showing the Negotiations in Yokohama during the Second Visit of Commodore Matthew Perry's Naval Expedition to Japan in February-March 1854, Titled:] Kurofune raikou emaki

      - Landing scene dated: Kaei 7 [i.e. 1854], but possibly a slightly later Meiji period copy. Hand painted scroll ca. 338x26,2 cm. Ink and watercolour on rice paper, remounted. Occasional minor worm holes, several creases, but overall a beautiful scroll in very good condition. Rare beautiful hand painted ''Black Ship Scroll'' giving the pictorial record of the negotiation of the first American-Japanese Treaty of Kanagawa which was signed in Yokohama on March 31, 1854. The treaty was the result of Commodore Matthew Perry's two naval expeditionary missions to Japan (July 1853 and February-March 1854), and effectively ended 220-years of Japan's isolation from the western world. Perry first arrived to the Edo Bay in July 1853 and then returned in February 1854. He was allowed to land at Kanagawa, the site of modern-day Yokohama on March 8, 1854, where a special ''Treaty House'' was erected on shore. The negotiations lasted for almost a month, accompanied with the presentation of the gifts from the American President to the Japanese Emperor and vice versa, contests by sumo wrestlers, drills of American marines, banquets and many other activities between the Americans and the Japanese. After the Treaty was signed Perry and his ships cruised in the Edo Bay and departed for Simoda on April 11-18, 1854. The scroll consists of four sections opening with full-length portraits of ten members of the American delegation, including Commodore Perry himself, marines in their respective uniforms and the Chinese translator Luo Sen; the captions next to each figure read (i.e.): 'True image of an American Superior Officer'; 'Image of American Chief Soldier'; 'American Commanding Officer'; 'American Soldier'; 'Chinese Scholar Officer'; 'American Military Music Officer'; 'Same as the one to the right'; 'American Cannon Soldier'; 'American Black man - Lower Officer'; 'American Sailor'. The second scene is titled 'A View of Reception of the Envoy of American Republican Government Landing at Yokohama in 1854'. The watercolour shows the Americans disembarking at Kanagawa on March 8, 1854 for the first day of negotiations with nine 'black ships' in the background. Seven boats with American flags are landing at the shore, American marines are lined up in front of the specially constructed ''Treaty House'', as Perry and his retinue with an American flag walk to meet the Japanese commissioners. He is preceded with a group of Japanese officials leading him to the negotiation buildings. The third section titled ''Picture of troops' manoeuvres in Yokohama'' shows the American marines during drills performed for the Japanese on March 24. The final scene shows a group of sumo wrestlers tossing bales of rice (entertainment arranged by the Japanese on March 24, 1854, when the presents from the Emperor were handed to the Americans), and the miniature railway in action, which had been presented by the Americans to the Japanese Emperor on March 13. The captions to the scenes read: ''Picture of sumo wrestlers carrying 200 straw bags with rice which are one of our gifts'' and ''Picture of the trial of the engine train which was presented''. Most of the Perry scrolls date from after 1858 and many of them are crude and derivative copies. Ours is an artistically well executed - if slightly naive - copy that is however clearly based on contemporary eyewitness accounts. ''Universal concern bred a variety of means by which news of the Americans was spread throughout the land. One popular and attractive device was the painted pictorial with text done in scroll format. Many were produced, often in duplicate, and they circulated widely. The paintings are not high art; on the contrary, they are work of the artisan and not of the legitimate artist. The usage ''Black Ship Scrolls'' was coined subsequently and is a reference to the colour of Commodore Perry's ships. Not many Black Ships Scrolls have survived'' (The Black Ships Scrolls, p. [2]/ Perry in Japan: a Visual History). The bes

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        Interior of a Māori marae

      London : The Working Men's Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right 'PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852', and 'M 10'; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined to upper and lower sections of the design), verso with a few small closed tears at top left corner, otherwise a well preserved example, the hand colouring still strong and vibrant. The Working Men's Educational Union was a philanthropic organisation founded in London in 1852. One of its aims was to provide free education for the working classes through public lectures at numerous venues across the city. During the 1850s it published at least 400 different large format lithographic wall hangings, which it called 'Diagrams', that were designed to illustrate lectures on a wide variety of subjects. They were produced on calico (inexpensive, unprocessed cotton) - apparently to avoid paper duty - and were available for purchase at the Union's premises in Skinner Street, Clerkenwell and King William Street, near London Bridge. In 1854 the Union advertised a series of these Diagrams titled Missionary Scenes, 'Being twenty coloured Diagrams upon Missionary Trials, Perils, and Insults, Heathen Superstitions, Cruelties, etc. ; suited for Missionary Lectures. Price, to subscribers, £1 10s., to non-subscribers, £2 5s' (advertisement contained within the pamphlet The progress of locomotion; being two lectures on the advances made in artificial locomotion in Great Britain, by Benjamin Scott. London, Published by F. Baron, for the Working Men's Educational Union, 1854). It is likely that the present Diagram, of which we can trace no other extant example, formed part of this Missionary series. Indeed, it seems reasonable to posit that the 'M' preceding the sequence number '10' at lower right stands for 'Missionary'. Although its artist is unidentified, the image is possibly after a published lithograph, perhaps one which appeared in a journal such as the Illustrated London News. Not uncommonly for this period, the image contains a number of inaccuracies. It depicts a Māori chief within a marae, his face with moko, his head adorned with white feathers (tākapu or toroa), a wreath of small flowers, and a pōhoi toroa (a ball-shaped ear ornament made of albatross feathers); he wears a flax cloak with black fringes. Apparently in heathen spiritual reverie, the figure rests with his back against a pou (carved post), the skulls and bones of cannibalised enemies on the ground beside him, their mokomokai displayed on the stakes around the marae enclosure. At lower right, two weapons hang from the plaited textile wall of the enclosure: a Māori whalebone patu, and a Tongan hand club. The Alexander Turnbull Library (National Library of New Zealand) holds in its collection fifteen lithographic Diagrams produced by the Working Men's Educational Union. These depict scenes in New Zealand, Australia, the Torres Strait, the Pacific Islands, and South Africa.

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        Chimica fotografica: contenente gli elementi di chimica spiegati col mezzo delle manipolazioni fotografiche, i processi di fotografia sovra piastre, carta asciutta o umida, su vetri al collodio, e all’albumina, la maniera di preparare, di adoperare e utilizzare i residui, le ricette più recenti, e gli ultimi perfezionamenti, l’incisione, e la litofotografia.: Versione del prof. Giuseppe Ravani.

      Libreria Ravani, Milano. 1854 - RARISSIMA EDIZIONE ITALIANA. UN INCUNABOLO DELLA FOTOGRAFIA IMPRESSO IN ITALIANO A SOLI 15 ANNI DALL’ANNUNCIO DI DAGUERRE. La parte prima da p. 1 a p. 45 contiene elementi di chimica (con due tabelle a pagina intera). La seconda parta da p. 46 a p. 125 contiene le manipolazioni (operazioni diverse, manipolazioni analitiche, trattamento dei residui, manipolazioni fotografiche, preparamenti sulle piastri, operazioni fotografiche sopra la carta e il vetro, carta asciutta, carta umida, vetri preparati col collodio, vetri albuminati, positivi, della fotografia in viaggio). La terza parte da p. 126 a p. 248 contiene un ricco e dettagliato vocabolario fotografico. A p. 249 vi sono le aggiunte (processi nuovi) e a p. 266 le applicazioni della fotografia. L’opera contiene numerose tabelle, formule chimiche e figure. Formato: XV, 288 p., 18 cm, m.t. coeva con punte. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura alle prime e ultime carte.

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        VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA. WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ITS DISCOVERY AND INTRODUCTION INTO CULTIVATION: WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM SHARP, FROM SPECIMENS GROWN AT SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.

      Boston: Printed and published for the author by Dutton & Wentworth, 1854. Broadsheet. Letterpress title, 1p. dedication to Caleb Cope, 12pp. text (numbered [5]-16); 1p. index, plate list, note, and errata. Six chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Sons of Dorchester, Massachusetts (five after William Sharp, one after Allen). Publisher's cloth-backed lettered boards. Very good. In a green half morocco box. Provenance: Taylor Library, Derry N.H. (early book label). A monument to American color printing, a work which launched the age of chromolithography as an art in the United States. This work is one of very few truly great American botanical works and is one of the most beautiful flower books ever produced. VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA provides an appropriate showcase for this gigantic water lily, first discovered along the Amazon River and then taken to Britain for cultivation. The so-called "vegetable wonder" was first described by Sir R.H. Schomburg in 1837. From the details he gave, botanist John Lindley suggested the lily was a new genera and put forward the name Victoria Regia in honor of Queen Victoria during the first year of her reign. "The giant water-lily is a spectacular flower; nineteenth-century commentators describe with amazement the vast dimensions of its floating leaves, which could exceed two meters in diameter, and its great white flower, which opened in the evening and closed again at dawn in a truly lovely spectacle" - OAK SPRING FLORA. In 1853, Allen, a well respected horticulturalist and author of a treatise on viticulture, cultivated a seed from the water lily given to him by Caleb Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the man in whose garden the water lily first flowered in America, on Aug. 21, 1851. Working at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, Allen tended the seed from January to July, and on the evening of July 21 the flower finally bloomed. Motivated by his success, he hoped to make the glory of the water lily available to a wider audience and engaged the services of William Sharp, a British- born artist and pioneer of chromolithography then working in Boston. Sharp had been practicing with the new technique of chromolithography as early as 1841, the first person to do so in the United States. His early efforts can be seen in Mattson's THE AMERICAN VEGETABLE PRACTICE (1841), but, as McGrath states, those chromolithographs are merely "passable." Fortunately, Sharp improved his technique, and his next major project, the plates for Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA (1852), demonstrated to all who viewed them the colorful and dramatic potential of chromolithography. Still, the process was in its infancy, and it would take a work of tremendous ambition to satisfactorily popularize the technique. Allen's proposed book on the water lily provided such a vehicle. Though the first plate of the Victoria Regia is based on a sketch Allen composed himself, the remaining five plates, which show the gradual development of the flowers from bud to full bloom, are wholly attributable to Sharp. Superlative in concept, color, and execution, they became the first benchmark of the art. "In the large water lily plates of Victoria Regia, Sharp printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. OAK SPRING FLORA 106. BENNETT, p.2. PRINCETON, AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTS, p.147. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 85. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.69. NISSEN BBI 16. HUNT 56. McGRATH, pp.119-20. Bettina A. Norton, "William Sharp: Accomplished Lithographer" in ART & COMMERCE: AMERICAN PRINTS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Charlottesville, 1978). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 19.

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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. - Large 12mo (7.75" x 5"), original vertically ribbed brown cloth, title and publisher in gilt at spine, covers and spine blind-stamped. [1]-357 pp., map following p. 306; 8 pp. of ads bound between terminal endpaper and rear paste-down. Appealing early ticket of "T. H. Pease, Bookseller, New Haven, Conn." affixed to upper right corner of front paste-down (likely the original seller of this volume); early presentation inscription on front endpaper reading, "Presented to Miss Martha A Lewis as a token of respect by Thomas J Lewis." First edition. A remarkably presentable copy of one of the towering works of nineteenth century American literature. With ads dated June 1854. BAL records copies with ads dated April, May, June, September, and October of 1854, as well as September of 1855, with no known bibliographical significance. 2000 copies were printed on July 12, 1854, and the book was published on the 9th of August. REFERENCES: BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63; Borst A2.1.a; Allen, pp. 8-10. CONDITION: Although lacking the front free endpaper, this is otherwise an unusually well-preserved, entirely unsophisticated copy, with shelf appeal far surpassing that of most copies; the head and foot of the spine are almost perfectly preserved, with no chips or tears, and just a few miniscule spots of wear; gilt slightly darkened, lower spine with a few faint damp-stains, spine slightly cocked; covers slightly bowed; a small light white stain and smaller black spot in lower right corner of upper cover; hinges tight, one gathering slightly sprung; clean throughout, with just a few odd minor spots of foxing; all in all, a most gently worn, attractive copy, which, were it not for the absence of the front free endpaper, could easily bear a price in the neighborhood of $20,000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PNEUMATOLOGIE. Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations fluidiques. Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses (manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée). Des Esprits, de l'Esprit Saint et du Miracle spécialement des Résurrections de morts, des exorcismes, apparitions (manifestations thaumaturgiques).

      1854 - Paris Vrayet de Surcy 1854-1864 (pour les 5 premiers volumes), Paris Wattelier et Cie sans date (pour le 6e). 8 tomes en 6 volumes in-8 (selon les titres de Dorbon 3110)XVI 475pp, LXVI 437pp + 189pp, 503 XIpp, VIII 468pp, 534pp 1 feuillet non chiffré XVpp, 486pp 1 feuillet non chiffré XLVIIpp + 178pp. Demi chevreau rouge à coins, dos à 4 nerfs rehaussés d'une chaînette, orné de cadres de filets et volutes dorés, reliure de l'époque. Auréole claire ancienne sur certains feuillets, cachets de bibliothèque sur 5 pages de faux-titre, rousseurs par endroits. exemplaire bien complet des volumes et du texte, selon l'énumération de Dorbon (il est en effet difficile de connaître exactement la composition de ces mémoires, le Tome VII "question des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses, appendice complémentaire des manifestations fluidiques" (189pp) est relié à la suite du Tome III, le Tome VIII"appendice et supplément du 1er volume des manifestations thaumaturgiques" (178pp) est relié à la suite du Tome VII). Reliure de l'époque décorative et solide. Importante et rare réunion de mémoires adressés aux Académies, qu'il est difficile de trouver complète (la 2e partie du Tome VII semble n'avoir jamais paru). L'ouvrage le plus important du Marquis de Mirville né et mort à Gommerville en Seine Maritime (1802-1873), illuministe et médium. Dorbon 3110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Constructionslehre für den Maschinenbau. Band 1: Atlas.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1854 - (46,5 x 34,5 cm). Doppelblattgroßes Titelblatt. Mit 31 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe des Atlasbandes von Reuleaux's Erstlingswerk, das ihm zu einer Dozentenstelle an der ETH in Zürich verhalf. - Die Tafeln zeigen u.a. Schraub- und Nietverbindungen, Achsen, Wellen, Kupplungen, diverse Lager und Lagerstühle, Zahnräder, Diagramme von Stufenscheiben, Kurbeln, Schubstangen und Schubstangenköpfe, Ventile und Stopfbüchsen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. S.A.S. EL GENERAL PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO...QUE HABIÉNDOSE CONCLUIDO Y FIRMADO EN ESTA CAPITAL EL DIA DE 30 DE DICIEMBRE DEL AÑO PRÓXIMO PASADO DE 1853, UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPÚBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Mexico City, 1854. [8]pp. Folio. Dbd. Minor foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. The first Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase agreement, known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla. The Gadsden Treaty involved the purchase of territory from Mexico to the United States which had been in dispute since the conclusion of hostilities in 1848. It included a large portion of what became southern Arizona (most notably Tucson) and a smaller portion of southern New Mexico. The United States gained the land, and Mexico received ten million dollars and an end to covetousness from her neighbor to the north. It was the last addition to the continental United States. The treaty was signed on Dec. 30, 1853, ratified by the United States Congress with some changes on April 25, 1854, and with the approval of Santa Anna went into effect on June 30. The agreement was ordered to be printed by Santa Anna on July 20. This is the official printing of that date by the Mexican Secretary of State Manuel Diez de Bonilla's office (signed in type by him, with his manuscript paraph below), with text in parallel columns of Spanish and English. A rare original document, with only five copies in OCLC over several records, recording examples at the Huntington Library, Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale (two copies). This is the first copy ever handled by this firm. MALLOY, p.1121 (ref). OCLC 28040763, 54232008, 702681415, 13163879.

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        Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon made under Direction of The Navy Department. 32nd. Congress 2nd. Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. .36.

      Washington. Robert Amstrong & Nicholson. 1853,1854. - Maps and numerous engravings. 1st. edition. Original black cloth. Binding: VG- & VG. ** condition. 8vo. 4 Vols. Rare as such with the two Atlas volumes. ** Some wear top & bot. spine of Volume I & a bit of very light occasional foxing, only on Volume I. All maps VG+.(Map volumes VG+). Content/pagination: Vol.I. 414,iii,1pp.(16 plates),Vol.II large folding maps. Vol.III x,1,339pp.(36 plates). Vol.IV 2 maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philosophie du XIXe siècle. Étude encyclopédique sur le monde et l'humanité.

      Paris, Gustave Sandré, 1854 [Nantes, imprimerie W. Busseil] - Ange GUÉPIN. Philosophie du XIXe siècle. Étude encyclopédique sur le monde et l'humanité. Paris, Gustave Sandré, 1854 [Nantes, imprimerie W. Busseil] 1 fort volume in-8 (19,5 x 13 cm) de 993 pages et 1 page d'errata. Les pages 983 à 993 sont occupées par une table des matières contenues dans ce volume. Cartonnage demi-toile du XXe siècle (probablement années 1950-1960) en très bon état. Tranches rognées un peu courtes. Premier plat de couverture conservée (sali avec légères usures). Volume imprimé sur un papier vélin mécanique de médiocre qualité (non cassant mais uniformément teinté). Quelques salissures. Édition originale rare. Cet ouvrage d’Ange Guépin publié en 1854 reprend quasiment textuellement l’ouvrage de 1850 Philosophie du socialisme, mais Guépin a modifié le début et la fin des chapitres et changé leur agencement. Ce livre engendra une polémique avec Prosper Enfantin que Guépin accusait d’avoir beaucoup trop dévié de la ligne tracée pas Saint-Simon et de ne pas être suffisamment physiologiste. En 1858, Enfantin lui répondit dans sa Lettre au docteur Guépin (de Nantes) sur la physiologie,de plus de 150 pages. « Mon cher ami, écrit-il, la physiologie de M. tel ou tel, de Gall, Flourens ou autres,la vôtre même, n’est pas plus une science que la politique de MM. Thiers, Guizot, Lamartine, n’est une science ; ce sont des opinions fondées sur une multitude de petites observations trompeuses. » (Bibliothèque virtuelle de l'Université de Poitiers, Premiers Socialismes, notice en ligne, consultée le 16 janvier 2018). Ange Marie François Guépin, né le 30 août 1805 à Pontivy (Morbihan), mort le 21 mai 1873 à Nantes, est un médecin (ophtalmologiste), un écrivain et un homme politique français, républicain et socialiste, qui a joué un rôle important dans la vie politique et sociale de Nantes au xixe siècle, comme conseiller municipal et conseiller général, et, à deux reprises, comme préfet par intérim, mais surtout comme médecin philanthrope et comme théoricien et militant d’une forme de socialisme refusant la Terreur, mais incluant le féminisme. La vie d'Ange Guépin est tout entière orientée par l'idée d'un progrès de l'humanité fondé sur le développement de la science et des techniques appliquées à l'industrie, reprise de son père Victor Guépin, révolutionnaire de 1789, mais aussi des disciples de Saint-Simon et des socialistes utopistes rencontrés au cours de ses études de médecine. Ange Guépin a joué un rôle important en étudiant les transformations de la société française au xixe siècle. Il s'est interrogé sur les causes et conséquences de ces transformations, dans le but de réduire la misère des hommes de son temps et de créer les conditions pour que le progrès des connaissances aille vers plus de bonheur et de liberté. (source : wikipédia). « Le grand édifice de l’avenir réclame aussi et avant tout l’affranchissement de la femme, sa liberté, son état civil, son mariage égalitaire » (extrait). « On peut faire de Fourier l’analyse la plus séduisante en se bornant à une partie de ses études ; on pourrait le rendre ridicule en ne prenant que le surplus [ ] C’est ainsi qu’il est conduit logiquement à rapprocher les hommes pour les soumettre à leurs attractions et les distribuer en séries, et par suite à créer la commune nouvelle, agglomération sociale dans laquelle les intérêts seront rapprochés, combinés et sériés. Cette découverte est immense ; elle contient tout le mécanisme social de l’avenir : aussi, quels que soient les rêves, les folies, les fautes de logique que l’on peut signaler dans l’utopie de Fourier, nous ne l’en regardons pas moins comme l’un des plus grands génies qui aient jamais existé. Il est en réalité le Kœpler de la science sociale, quoiqu’il ait encore beaucoup plus accordé que Kœpler aux puissances mystérieuses des nombres, et qu’il soit bien moins scientifique dans sa manière d’étudier la nature [ ] Nous devons admettre, avec les fouriéristes, que le phalanstère ou commune sociétaire est un tout ; que [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China

      A printed circular. Seven lithographed sheets in double column on tracing paper, printed on rectos only. Oblong folio. Some minor chips not affecting text, little browning. Shanghai, September,

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        VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA. WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ITS DISCOVERY AND INTRODUCTION INTO CULTIVATION: WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM SHARP, FROM SPECIMENS GROWN AT SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.

      Boston: Printed and published for the author by Dutton & Wentworth, 1854. Broadsheet. Letterpress title, 1p. dedication to Caleb Cope, 12pp. text (numbered [5]-16); 1p. index, plate list, note, and errata. Six chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Sons of Dorchester, Massachusetts (five after William Sharp, one after Allen). Publisher's cloth-backed lettered boards. Very good. In a green half morocco box. Provenance: Taylor Library, Derry N.H. (early book label). A monument to American color printing, a work which launched the age of chromolithography as an art in the United States. This work is one of very few truly great American botanical works and is one of the most beautiful flower books ever produced. VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA provides an appropriate showcase for this gigantic water lily, first discovered along the Amazon River and then taken to Britain for cultivation. The so-called "vegetable wonder" was first described by Sir R.H. Schomburg in 1837. From the details he gave, botanist John Lindley suggested the lily was a new genera and put forward the name Victoria Regia in honor of Queen Victoria during the first year of her reign. "The giant water-lily is a spectacular flower; nineteenth-century commentators describe with amazement the vast dimensions of its floating leaves, which could exceed two meters in diameter, and its great white flower, which opened in the evening and closed again at dawn in a truly lovely spectacle" - OAK SPRING FLORA. In 1853, Allen, a well respected horticulturalist and author of a treatise on viticulture, cultivated a seed from the water lily given to him by Caleb Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the man in whose garden the water lily first flowered in America, on Aug. 21, 1851. Working at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, Allen tended the seed from January to July, and on the evening of July 21 the flower finally bloomed. Motivated by his success, he hoped to make the glory of the water lily available to a wider audience and engaged the services of William Sharp, a British- born artist and pioneer of chromolithography then working in Boston. Sharp had been practicing with the new technique of chromolithography as early as 1841, the first person to do so in the United States. His early efforts can be seen in Mattson's THE AMERICAN VEGETABLE PRACTICE (1841), but, as McGrath states, those chromolithographs are merely "passable." Fortunately, Sharp improved his technique, and his next major project, the plates for Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA (1852), demonstrated to all who viewed them the colorful and dramatic potential of chromolithography. Still, the process was in its infancy, and it would take a work of tremendous ambition to satisfactorily popularize the technique. Allen's proposed book on the water lily provided such a vehicle. Though the first plate of the Victoria Regia is based on a sketch Allen composed himself, the remaining five plates, which show the gradual development of the flowers from bud to full bloom, are wholly attributable to Sharp. Superlative in concept, color, and execution, they became the first benchmark of the art. "In the large water lily plates of Victoria Regia, Sharp printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. OAK SPRING FLORA 106. BENNETT, p.2. PRINCETON, AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTS, p.147. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 85. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.69. NISSEN BBI 16. HUNT 56. McGRATH, pp.119-20. Bettina A. Norton, "William Sharp: Accomplished Lithographer" in ART & COMMERCE: AMERICAN PRINTS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Charlottesville, 1978). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 19.

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        Rolandseck".

      - kol. Lithographie v. L. Sabatier ( Lithogr. bei Lemercier ) b. Goupil & Cie Editeurs, dat. 1854, 38 x 62,5 Blick von Rolandseck aus über Nonnenwerth hinweg zum Drachenfels ( mittig), links die Häuser von Rolandseck und der Rolandsbogen, rechts Bad Honnef. Im Vordergrund ein Raddampfer, der drei Lastensegler im Schlepptau hat.

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        An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities.

      Macmillan 1854 - FIRST EDITION, third issue, cancel title-page, stamp on the title-page of the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, occasional light foxing, more substantial foxing to free endpapers, very occasional minor black marking and creasing, pp. [ii], vi, 424, 8vo, publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, very good. This issue consists of sheets of the first printing of 1854, which had been first issued with a title page carrying the imprint of Walton and Maberly alongside Macmillan, and issued a second time with a moved errata slip; this third issue has a cancel title-page naming Macmillan alone as the publishers. The book was printed in Dublin, though the new title page does not reveal this. Boole's most important work, the book sets out what is now known as 'Boolean algebra', reducing logic to algebraic formulations, which would be the cornerstone of the information age and the binary system. (Origins of Cyberspace, p.77; Goldstine: The computer from Pascal to von Neumann, p.35-38)

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        China. Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China

      1854 - A printed circular. Seven lithographed sheets in double column on tracing paper, printed on rectos only. Oblong folio. Some minor chips not affecting text, little browning. Shanghai, September, A rare and unlikely survival. The date and place of publication are corroborated by Roberts himself, writing in The Primitive Church Magazine in a letter dated October 7, 1854, he refers to his ?plan in the circular from China last month, entitled Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China.? Born in Sumner County, Tennessee, Roberts (1802-1871) was ordained after a term at the Baptist school, Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Having financed his own passage to Macao in 1837, he initially preached at a lepers? colony and joined the Foreign Mission Board of the Baptist Triennial Convention in 1841. The following year, Roberts distinguished himself by becoming the first permanent resident Protestant missionary in Hong Kong and baptizing the first Chinese convert in Hong Kong. In 1844, he moved outside the foreign area in Canton, the first foreigner to do so. It was likely high profile acts such as these that led to him delivering daily catechism to the Christian convert Hong Xiuquan in 1847. Hong Xiuquan (1814-1864)became the leader of the 1850-64 Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty. Roberts assumed the Taiping rebellion would succeed and so composed this piece. The text begins with Roberts lamenting the ?slow progress of the Missionary Board System? and after quoting a selection of scripture, states that it is time to capitalise on the ?revolution that is now in progress, and the wide opening it is making for gospel access to the million of China.? He proposes a committee of Cooperation (involving American and European missionaries) to work with Taiping rulers to that end. In 1860, Roberts left for the Taiping capital where he accepted a post as advisor to Hong Rengan, the foreign minister at the Taiping court. Roberts was dismayed to find his own beliefs differed so dramatically from the Taiping?s and, after a falling out with Hong, he left China in 1862. This is an important document reporting the hopes and ambitions of one of the most significant American missionaries in China during the Taiping Rebellion. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        (Hrsg.). Hamburg in seiner gegenwärtigen Gestalt und seine reizende Umgebung. Hamburg, (1854 - 56). Mit lithogr. Titel und 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln v. Poppel u. Kurz nach J. Gottheil. Qu.-4°. Reich vergold. illustr. OLwd. m. Goldschnitt (etw. bestoßen).

       1854 Mit den bekannten und schönen Ansichten von Hamburg und seinen Gebäuden.- Buchblock vom Einband gelöst. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Botanique. Organographie et taxonomie. Histoire naturelle des familles végétales et des principales espèces suivant la classification de M. Adrien de Jussieu.

      Paris: L. Curmer, 1854 - Seconde édition, grand in-8; xxviii, 387p., [1p.]; frontispice et 42 planches hors texte, dont 23 finement coloriées. Beau cartonnage de l'éditeur en percaline bleue richement ornée de fleurs et végétaux polychromes et dorés. Minimes frottis aux coins, mais un bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Ouvrage remarquablement illustré, une belle production de l'éditeur Curmer. [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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        Junta General de Autoridades. ACTA GENERAL DE LA JUNTA DE AUTORIDADES, FUNCIONARIOS PUBLICOS, PRELADOS ECLESIÁSTICOS

      [Guatemala] 1854 - Declaring Rafael Carrera’s PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. An Amazing, Large Format Imprint from Guatemala. In folio.1 sheet. Broadside (53,5 cm. x 58 cm.) ( 21 x 30 ¾ inches).Declaration followed by list of authorities within elaborated border. The larger (by nearly four times) and more elaborate of two versions of this broadside proclaiming Rafael Carrera as President for life. José Rafael Carrera Turcios(1814-1865) was the President of Guatemala in two distinct periods: 1844 to 1848, when his policies attempted to balance liberal aspirations against the conservative elite and from 1851 to 1865, during which period he was president for life, when he closely allied himself with the conservative establishment, the church hierarchy and the rich landowners. As the most influential politician in Guatemala, with virtually monarchical powers, Carrera also intervened in the development of his neighboring states to aid the conservative rule in El Salvador and Honduras. No copies of this version located on OCLC, COPAC, European Libraries, CCILA, or any Latin American Libraries, though the smaller version can be found at Tulane and University of TEXAS. 1 pp páginas

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        The Essence of Christianity / Chapman's Quarterly Series, No. 6 (ONLY BOOK TO BEAR THE REAL NAME OF GEORGE ELIOT)

      John Chapman, London 1854 - Dated to title page MDCCCLIV; no later dates. Original, intricately blind-stamped cloth boards are of an indeterminate shade of "dark olive," "seaweed," or "deep bronze green." Corners toed in; the two bottom front board corners have poked through the cloth, but this tightly-bound book will close its own text block and retains its original canary endpapers with only minor markings; it's "very good." Possibly the only book to bear to spine and title page (as translator) the actual name of the woman who was later to become famous as the author of "Adam Bede," "Silas Marner," "Middlemarch," and "The Mill on the Floss," having adopted the now more familiar "George Eliot" both to avoid the stigma of the "silly romances" to which she complained female authors of her era limited themselves, and also presumably to avoid questions about her unconventional marital status. (Evans had earlier translated D.F. Strauss' "Life of Jesus Critically Examined," 1846, but was not credited.) In this, his magnum opus and humanist classic, meantime, Feuerbach develops his thesis that God is nothing else than man -- the outward projection of the divine aspects of man's inner nature -- from which he proceeds in Part 2 to discuss the "false or theological essence of religion," including the "superstitious" basis of the Christian sacraments. A single volume of 340 pp. including both parts and the Appendix, in which several pages remain unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "From Mr. Hoppins Sketchbook. Travels Abroad"

      1854. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Drawings from a Travel Sketchbook. Double-sided drawing with scenes from the artist's European tour in 1854. The vignettes include various figure studies and costume sketches from different countries (Alexandria, Holland, Paris, Zurich, Belgium and Berne) Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was a prominent American illustrator who started his career (after having practiced law) in the 1850's as an illustrator for magazine and book publishers. His work included illustrations to Louisa May Allcott's books.

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        [KAWARABAN PICTORIAL NEWS-SHEETS ANNOUNCING PERRY'S SECOND ARRIVAL IN JAPAN]

      [Edo, 1854. Three woodblock-printed sheets on mulberry paper, all approximately 7 x 9 inches. Old folds, light worming to left and right margins, just affecting image, some partially repaired. Overall very good. A collection of three small Kawaraban pictorial woodblock news- sheets, one titled "Soshu Uraga kempen ikoku-jin Perry nozu." The first shows the fishermen running away from the shore as Perry's steamship sails into view. The second depicts some of the soldiers who marched onto the shore as part of the procession of Perry's party. The third illustrates seven examples of the hats of the officers and military, a shoe, a naval sword and scabbard, musket, pistol and powder-horn. The Japanese view of the Americans who arrived in 1854 and marched ashore to conclude a treaty on trade was greatly influenced by Kawaraban news-sheets such as these, which record the events that took place. These sheets circulated around Edo and greater Japan at the time. The fascination with every part of the apparel of the sailors and officers is apparent in these sketches, which were issued in pictorial woodcut form for a wider audience, and sold on the streets. These sheets appear to have come from the same source, the worming on each sheet at the margins consistent with each other. Rarely-glimpsed illustrated sources of Perry's impact on the Japanese people at the time of his second arrival.

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        Millard Fillmore

      April 12, 1854. “Life Military and Civil of the Duke of Wellington. Digested from the Materials of W.H. Maxwell, and in part re-written by An Old Soldier,” 497pp, 4.5” x 7”. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Illustrated. Signed on the title page <i>“M.P. Fillmore / Apl 12 / 54.”</i> Millard Fillmore has penned the library shelf location <i>“G-2”</i> beneath his son’s signature. Green binding rubbed and chipped. Spine faded, gilt-lettered “Life of / Wellington / by an / Old Soldier.” Upper and lower edges of spine torn. Hinges loose. Two leaves preceding the half-title have separated from the binding. Good condition.<br /><br />Millard Powers Fillmore (1828-1889) served as his father’s secretary in the White House, 1850-1853.<br />

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        SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. S.A.S. EL GENERAL PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO...QUE HABIÉNDOSE CONCLUIDO Y FIRMADO EN ESTA CAPITAL EL DIA DE 30 DE DICIEMBRE DEL AÑO PRÓXIMO PASADO DE 1853, UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPÚBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Mexico City, 1854. [8]pp. Folio. Dbd. Minor foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. The first Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase agreement, known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla. The Gadsden Treaty involved the purchase of territory from Mexico to the United States which had been in dispute since the conclusion of hostilities in 1848. It included a large portion of what became southern Arizona (most notably Tucson) and a smaller portion of southern New Mexico. The United States gained the land, and Mexico received ten million dollars and an end to covetousness from her neighbor to the north. It was the last addition to the continental United States. The treaty was signed on Dec. 30, 1853, ratified by the United States Congress with some changes on April 25, 1854, and with the approval of Santa Anna went into effect on June 30. The agreement was ordered to be printed by Santa Anna on July 20. This is the official printing of that date by the Mexican Secretary of State Manuel Diez de Bonilla's office (signed in type by him, with his manuscript paraph below), with text in parallel columns of Spanish and English. A rare original document, with only five copies in OCLC over several records, recording examples at the Huntington Library, Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale (two copies). This is the first copy ever handled by this firm. MALLOY, p.1121 (ref). OCLC 28040763, 54232008, 702681415, 13163879.

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        Early Autograph Manuscript Signed, in French, 4to, n.p., August 29, 1908

      Gance writes a four stanza poem entitled, "Death for Life to Rimbaud," referring to French avant-garde poet, Arthur Rimbaud, (1854-91). The first stanza reads: "In the musky and singeing air thick with strange shrillness' The drum dully hammers at enthusiasm/Bullets, shells rain down, living sarcasm/That spares the wounded that pain devours./ The battle twists on the folds in the hills/And spits black blood on the broken guns/While, witness to the heavens of blood gold set glow/High up, floating in the crimson clamor, the crow!" He signs, "A. Gance with and time, "9 PM." He writes a Latin quotation in Latin following the signature, "To live, shed the reason for living." The Latin quote is translated into French and given the citation, "Juvenal, Satire VIII" in another hand and refers to the satirical poems by the Roman poet Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. At this early point in Gance's long career in cinema, he had gone to Brussels to act at the Theatre du Parc. His attention turned to film and the following year, 1909, he started selling screen plays to the Gaumont film company. Within two years Gance formed his own company. This early manuscript comes from the pre-cinema period of Gance's long film career typically dated as having begun in 1909, the year following this poem. The poem itself suggests Rimbaud's influence on Gance in this early period. Gance first gained recognition in 1917 with his film "Mater dolorosa" ("Sorrowful Mother," remade in 1932) and in 1918 with "La Dixième Symphonie" ("Tenth Symphony").

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        Herbier manuscrit

      entre 1829 et 1854 - Herbier manuscrit composé de 220 aquarelles originales réalisé par F. BARTHEZ entre 1829 et 1854. François Barthez (1801-1868) botaniste, pharmacien, médecin militaire, historien de Vichy, est l&#146;auteur outre différents écrits médicaux, d&#146;une histoire de Vichy sous Napoléon 3 et d&#146;un important dictionnaire de botanique médicale et pharmaceutique publié à paris chez Roret en 1836 en 3 volumes dont un atlas in-4. Ces grandes aquarelles mesurent 23 cm sur 35,5 cm et sont montées soigneusement sur papier vert pâle. Elles sont accompagnées de descriptions scientifiques et botaniques de chacune des espèces représentées. Cet imposant ensemble réalisé sur trente ans se présente sous deux chemises cartonnées dont l&#146;une contient un envoi autographe du Dr F. Barthez au Maréchal Ramón María Narváez y Campos (1800-1868, diplomate et homme d&#146;Etat Espagnol) : « Hommage A Monsieur le Maréchal de Narvaez, duc de Valence, président du Conseil des Ministres d&#146;Espagne, en souvenir de Vichy et la respectueuse considération de l&#146;auteur ». François Barthez était membre correspondant de l&#146;académie royale de médecine de Madrid, c&#146;est sans doute à ce titre qu&#146;il fit ce présent à ce diplomate espagnol. Suite de planches d&#146;herbier manuscrites et aquarellées par le Docteur F. BARTHEZ datée de 1853. Contenant un envoi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THREE RARE CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS of Pte John Ford in full uniform

      Three cabinet photographs of John (a.k.a. James) Ford of the 4th Light Dragoons who was part of the troop who rode into the 'Valley of Death' at Balaclava, 25th October 1854. Shot in full uniform, by J. J. Avery, London, with two medals (one; Crimea A.B.I.S., the other, Turkish Medal) best visible in the head and shoulders portrait; and, in the two full-length portraits, with his sabre unsheathed. Born in 1833 Private John Ford enlisted in December 1852 at the age of 19. Two years later he was part of one of the best known charges in military history, the 'Charge of the Light Brigade', so named by Tennyson in his poem of the same year.

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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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        THREE RARE CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS, of Pte John Ford in full uniform

      - Three cabinet photographs of John (a.k.a. James) Ford of the 4th Light Dragoons who was part of the troop who rode into the ?Valley of Death? at Balaclava, 25th October 1854. Shot in full uniform, by J. J. Avery, London, with two medals (one; Crimea A.B.I.S., the other, Turkish Medal) best visible in the head and shoulders portrait; and, in the two full-length portraits, with his sabre unsheathed. Born in 1833 Private John Ford enlisted in December 1852 at the age of 19. Two years later he was part of one of the best known charges in military history, the ?Charge of the Light Brigade?, so named by Tennyson in his poem of the same year. John Ford was one of the survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade who testified during the ?Cardigan vs Calthorpe? lawsuit in 1863. His affidavit shows he was a Private in G Troop, 4th Hussars, and his statement of events is as follows: ?I have been ten years and a half in the service. I was in the front rank near the centre of the right squadron of the 4th Light Dragoons, during the Light Cavalry charge at the battle of Balaclava. My horse was shot as we were advancing to the Russian guns, and fell with me, my leg being under him. This was about 300 yards from the battery. While lying on the ground looking for someone to assist in lifting the horse off me I saw Lord Cardigan to the left of where I was lying, cantering to the rear. He was quite alone. Just after Lord Cardigan passed me, a Private named Farrell came up, and assisted in getting the horse off me.? Ford remained in the army for the rest of his career, he appears in the photograph of the survivors of the Charge at the 33rd Anniversary Dinner (1887), photograph held in the National Army Museum collection (NAM. 1987-10-56-1). The current photographs of an older Ford wearing his 4th Hussar uniform that he would have worn during the Battle of Balaclava were probably taken in the 1890s or possibly 1900s. In 1909, aged 74, Ford recited Tennyson?s ?Charge of the Light Brigade? at the Colchester Hippodrome whilst wearing his old uniform of the 4th Hussars. According to the United Services Gazette, who covered the event he was ?Cheered to the echo by a powerful house, which included the Mayor and Mayoress and the Commanding Officer of the troops in garrison here [in Colchester]? He died in 1911 and is buried in Paddington Cemetery, Willesden Lane.

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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. 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]

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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

      George Westermann, Braunschweig, Germany 1854 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Le Rhin de Bale à Dusseldorf et excursions en Alsace, dans le Palatinat, les vallées de La Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald, le Taunus, les Vallées De La Nahe, De La Lahn, De l'Ahr et De La Wupper et à Aix-la-Chapelle.

      C. Baedeker, Coblentz 1854 - Guide-Manuel du Voyageur traduit de l'allemand. Complet des 16 vues, 8 cartes dont 2 dépliantes, et 10 plans de villes. Cartonnage éditeur d'époque jaune rigide. Size: In 12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rolandseck".

      - kol. Lithographie v. L. Sabatier ( Lithogr. bei Lemercier ) b. Goupil & Cie Editeurs, dat. 1854, 38 x 62,5 Blick von Rolandseck aus über Nonnenwerth hinweg zum Drachenfels ( mittig), links die Häuser von Rolandseck und der Rolandsbogen, rechts Bad Honnef. Im Vordergrund ein Raddampfer, der drei Lastensegler im Schlepptau hat. Sprache: Deutsch

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