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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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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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        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. 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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        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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        Notes sur deux petites Bibliothèques françaises du XVe siècle (suivi de) Lettre de Guillaume III.

      S. l., n. n. 1854 - Sans lieu, non nommé, non daté (1854) - 64 et 5 pages. Édition originale RARE. Ex-dono manuscrit (signature illisible) "Offert à Mr F. Ferroud en souvenir de bonnes relations Paris ce 10 mars 1910". Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit signée Capé. Dos à nerfs richement orné de filets, motifs et arabesques dorés. Plats encadrés d'un triple filet doré avec lys aux angles. Au centre des 2 plats armes du duc d'Aumale portant la devise "j'attendrai". Filet sur les coupes et les chasses. Large dentelle dorée sur les contreplats. Tranches dorées. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(21x15). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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&#150;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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        General Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Territory of Utah: Presented to the Legislative Assembly December 18, 1854

      Joseph Cain, Public Printer, Great Salt Lake City 1854 - 8pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] White printed wrappers. Fine. Sheet is uncut. This early Territorial imprint had a print run of only 100 copies. This short work is uncommon in any condition, and this is in beautiful, as new condition. The Auerbach catalog states that this piece is "Extremely Rare." Auerbach I: 1359. McMurtrie 24. Not in Flake/Draper. OCLC only shows three institutional holdings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1828-1854. - &#150; 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 &#150; unabhängig von der Gesamtausgabe &#150; 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.). &#150; 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. &#150; Goed. VI 43, 127 und 128 (Bände 21-28); 124 (Krit. Schriften). Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Metallic Wealth of the United States Described and Compared with that of Other Countries

      Lippincott & Grambo & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1854 - Tall 8vo, original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated with three lithographed plates and text illustrations, xxxii, 510 pp., inscribed "compliments of the author". Spine a bit faded, a couple of small pieces torn away at top and bottom of spine, old stain to rear cover, corners rubbed, nevertheless, binding is in very good condition, internally near fine. Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896) was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale in 1839. He wanted a scientific career and did some geological work after college, but went to Europe for additional training. When he returned he became a field geologist for a company in Michigan. During his career he would be involved in a number of important geological surveys, and would even serve as professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa for a few years. The present work, which is quite scarce, is highly regarded and was "one of the first systematic texts in the field, it stimulated serious research on mineral ores and helped to establish mining geology as a scientific discipline." DSB). Includes, laid in, two geological off-prints by Whitney, extracted from other works. American National Biography. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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