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        Un dernier mot sur la Vénus de Milo

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

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

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

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

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

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        "Octagonal Room".

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

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        France No.4.

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Light scattered foxing to lower margin and lower right corner, single fix mark to upper left corner (just outside image), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. A beautiful view of the interior architecture of the Crystal Palace and of a section of the French exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. At the left is the display of bronze manufactures of Le Rolle Freres; at right what appears to be a ceramic display by Ed. Honore, at the centre a display of silver by C. Christopher.

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        Russia.

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with added hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A few faint foxing spots to outer margins (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A pleasing view, showing off the architecture of the hall as well as a portion of the "Russia" exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. According to the text, the main attraction of the Russian exhibition was in the Russian Malachite: "The manufacture of the Malachite doors, which form so prominent a feature in the accompanying plate, is said to have occupied thirty men working day and night for a whole year."

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        Zollverein.

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. An attractive view by Joseph Nash of the "Zollverein" exhibition showcasing German art, inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. "The Zollverein, or 'Great Customs' Union,' is the most extensive of the three commercial groups into which Germany may be divided." Although the dominant feature of this image is the sculpture of the Amazon by Professor A. Kiss of Berlin, other interesting items include: "a Globe [ by M. Kummer] in relief, 4 feet in diameter, on a pedestal. It was constructed of papier-mache; and in the execution regard was not only paid to the summits of the mountains, but to all highlands, rives, and towns..."In the gallery was placed an Organ, by Messsrs. Schulze."

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        Minerals.

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots to outer margins (outside image area), light toning to upper and lower right edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), short edge tear well outside image. Very good bright condition. An interesting view of the Mining display, highlighting the architecture of the Crystal Palace which was the venue for the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The displays included "specimens of lead ore exhibited by the Arkansas Mining Company."

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        Sweden & Denmark.

      London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854]. Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. A couple of faint foxed spots, light toning to left and lower edge, adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image). Very good bright condition. A richly colored view of the Sweden & Norway exhibition and the Denmark exhibition inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. From: Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts. The text states: "When first the contributions from these countries were talked of, we confess to having confined our expectations to seeing tons of iron and steel, suggested by the name of Sweden, and bushels of wheat and other agricultural produce from Norway. There were of course many specimens of both...but articles to attract the fancy and please the eye were by no means wanting, and the jurors thought fit to reward with a prize medal a collection of wooden vessles for vaious domestic purposes, ornamented with carfvings done by the native peasantry." The Swedish exhibit includes a framed display of botanical art.

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        åŒ—亜墨利加ノ内合衆国 欧邏巴ノ内帝国露西亜 [Kita Amerika no uchi Goshukoku - Yoroppa no uchi Teikoku Oroshia]. [United States in North America - Russian Empire in Europe]....

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

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        LONG ALS to Mrs Richard Johns, from Tavistock House. 'Messrs. Longman have made up their minds in this matter ...'

      1854 68 lines on all 4pp of folded 8vo sheet; slight brown line from earlier mounting.Printed in the last addenda, vol. XII of Pilgrim

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        Relation dun Voyage au Thibet en 1852 et dun Voyage chez les Abors en 1853

      

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        Les courses de taureaux expliquees, manuel tauromachique a l'usage des amateurs de courses.

      Bayonne, Andréossy, 1854. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 4 jolies lithographies sur fond teinté. "représentant les passes les plus importantes du combat". Contient "quelques considérations sur la tauromachie espagnole, comparée aux autres spectacles, jeux et combats. Un précis historique des courses de taureaux. Une galerie biographique des toreros les plus distingués. Un vocabulaire complet des expressions techniques employées dans les courses de taureaux. Une notice sur le ganaderias les plus renommées et les principaux cirques de la péninsule. Ouvrage aussi complet que possible sur la matière. " Couvertures imprimées salies, avec un manque restauré en coin. *****. In-8. Collation : IX, (1), 140, 148 pp., 4 planches hors-texte. Percaline moirée rouge, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Journal dun Voyageaux Mers polaires executandeacute andagrave la Randeacutecherche de Sir John Franklin

      

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        1854 1ed Museum of Science & Art Lardner Astronomy Volcanoes Railroad Geology 6v

      London, Walton and Maberly, 1854-56. - 1854 1ed Museum of Science & Art Lardner Astronomy Volcanoes Railroad Geology 6v Very Important Contents in this EXQUISITE SET A superb first edition of ‘The Museum of Science and Art’ filled with illustrations and fascinating subjects! Dionysius Lardner (1793 – 1859) was an Irish scientific writer who popularised science and technology, and edited the 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopædia. Main author: Dionysius Lardner Title: The museum of science and art. Published: London, Walton and Maberly, 1854-56. Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st edition • 12 volume set, in 6 tomes • Contents include: o Astronomy - Planets, Cometary influences o Locomotives and transportation o Electric telegraph o Natural phenomena o Atmosphere o Clocks and watches o Microscopic drawing and engraving o Animals, bees o Steam navigation o Geology o Volcanology o Railroads o Printing press o And more! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London, Walton and Maberly, 1854-56. Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $599 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HARD TIMES

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. Dickens, Charles. HARD TIMES. For These Times. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First Book Edition, first state of the binding. A FINE copy in original publisher's light olive green moiré horizontally-ribbed cloth, the front and back covers contain a two-line border and an ornamental rectangular frame, both stamped in blind. Title lettered in gilt with 5/- at bottom. Facing endpapers are yellow as called for. Belfast bookseller's contemporary label to front paste-down. Collates exactly per Smith (pp. 87-88). A FINE copy, virtually unworn, as nice as we've seen. Two exceedingly tiny nicks to the spine ends, else superb. Spine and covers with a trace of fade as almost always. Inner hinges tight, text block tighter. HARD TIMES is a hell of a book to photograph with precision, pardon the needful hyperbole but trust that this copy still has sheen and gloss to the covers, great eye appeal! HARD TIMES appeared in 20 numbers of "Household Words" through August 12th, 1854. This copy was published on August 7th, 1854. In a "matching" green felt-lined custom folding box.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        L' OSSERVATORE DI NAPOLI ossia Rassegna delle istituzioni civili, de' pubblici stabilimenti, de' monumenti storici ed artistici, e delle cose notevoli di Napoli. Con una breve descrizione de' suoi contorni, specialmente delle antichità di Pozzuoli, Ercolano, Pompei, Stabia, Pesto, etc.. E la indicazione di tutte le strade della capitale, e delle notizie che vi agevolano il provedimento di quanto è necessario al ben vivere. Opera indispensabile al napoletano e al forestiero in Napoli. Illustrata coi rami allusivi di...

      Del Vaglio, 1854. in-8, pp. (8), 592, (4), bella leg. t. tela edit. con piatti riquadrati e tit. oro al d. Con 2 ritratti in antip. (Ferdinando II e Teresa Isabella). Con 22 piacevoli tavv., anche ripp., inc. in rame e raff. monumenti e vedute. Un ritratto brunito. Rarissima prima ediz. Belliss. esempl. [535]

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        ä¼Šè±†ç›¸æ¨¡æ­¦è”µå®‰æˆ¿ä¸Šç·ä¸‹ç·æµ·é™¸å¾¡å›ºæ³°å¹³é‘‘. [Izu sagami-gata Musashi awakazusa Shimousa kairiku o kata Taihei Akira]....

      Edo. (circa1854). Black and white kawaraban (commercial unauthorised news-sheet of the Edo period) on washi, sheet size measures 40 x 61cm, printed area measures 36 x 58.5cm; some very faint spots and browning, a very good copy. This karawaban shows a map of the coast near Edo [Tokyo] with the positions of the coastal guard posts indicated. Each guard post is shown with the name of the warlord assigned for the duty and his family crest and insignias. The upper section of the sheet shows a list of the warlords with the names of their posts and family crests. On 8th July 1853 a fleet of four American warships (in Japanese they were called "Kurofune", meaning "black ships"), including two steam-powered ships, led by Commodore Mathew Perry appeared in Edo [Tokyo] Bay, which astonished the people in Edo and eventually led to the opening of Japan to the West. This map shows the coastal defence situation at the time when Perry visited Japan again in February the following year. Although undated it was probably was published in 1854. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157335)....

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        Trattato di Cucina, Pasticceria moderna, Credenza e relativa Confettureria.

      basato sopra un metodo economico, semplice, signorile, e borghese, diviso in articoli contenenti circa n. 2000 ricette. Torino, Tip. G. Favale e C., 1854, - in-4, pp. (2), 622 su 662 (mancando l'indice), legatura moderna in mezza pelle e angoli. Completo delle 32 tavole f.t. con oltre 300 disegni, eseguiti personalmente dal Vialardi, che conferiscono un'immediatezza didascalica sconosciuta nei manuali dell'epoca. Frontespizio incorniciato da vignette con immagini di vivande, arredi da tavola e cacciagione, il tutto stampato in oro. Edizione originale di questo noto ricettario in cui per la prima volta si utilizzano misure e pesi espressi con il sistema metrico decimale (p. 1). Il trattato fu particolarmente innovativo anche perché conteneva numerose ricette per bambini e promuoveva la conservazione dei cibi sottovuoto. Sono inoltre frequenti le ricette piemontesi, valdostane, nizzarde, genovesi e sarde, cioè di quelle aree che facevano parte del Regno di Sardegna. Il Vialardi si dimostra esigente nel raccomandare ingredienti freschi di prim'ordine, e abile nell'organizzare pranzi serviti alla francese o alla russa, completati dai vini più raffinati. Il presente lavoro fu composto dal Vialardi subuto dopo essere andato in pensione nel 1753 dopo trent'anni al servizio alla Corte Sabauda di Carlo Alberto e Vittorio Emanuele II. E' conservata , seppur con mancanze agli angoli, l'elegante brossura anteriore, impressa in oro su fondo nero, che riprende la bordura del frontespizio. B.I.N.G. 2039. Westbury 222. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Wörterbuch (16 Bände in 42 plus Quellenverzeichnis) - A - Zypressenzweig/ Quellenverzeichnis.

      Hirzel Verlag 1854 - 1971. Gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel; Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; Bindung teilweise leicht gelockert - jedoch keine losen Seiten; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 43 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        A Handbook for Travellers in Turkey: Describing Constantinople, European Turkey, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia

      London: John Murray, 1854. "Third edition, Revised and Greatly Augmented", but the first edition thus. 8vo. 35, (1), 284, 3-14, 19-32 pp., lacking 6 pages of the advertisements. Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board, early ownership inscription to the half title. 3 folding maps. Spine slightly dulled, a little wear to the edges, else a decent copy. Lister, 101. The previous Murray guides on this part of the world had been incorporated in the volume on Greece, published in two editions in 1840 and 1845. This is the first separate edition focusing solely on Turkey and the Near East.

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Weimar, 19. XI. 1854.

      1854. 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie erhalten, nach Ihrem Wunsche, hierbei ein paar Notenzeilen, mit einem kleinen musikalischen Gedanken, der mir eben beifiel. Eine genaue Auskunft über Albrechtsbergers Harmonielehre kann ich Ihnen nicht geben, weil von diesem Meister mehrere theoretische Werke dieser Art bekannt geworden sind; sie zeugen jedoch alle von dem gründlichen Harmoniker [...]. Daß Ihnen meine geringen Compositionen Vergnügen machen, freut mich sehr. Ich hätte freilich mehr bieten können, wenn ich nicht zu viel Zeit auf das Unterrichtgeben verwenden müsste. Wenn Sie mit Winzer bekannt sind und denselben zufällig sehen, so bitte ich ihm zu sagen, dass sein Beitrag zur Orgelbaukunst mit aufgenommen worden ist [...]". - Seit 1830 war Töpfer Organist der Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul zu Weimar.

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

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1854 - 2 volumes octavo (217 × 135 mm). Recent half calf, marbled boards, to style, black lettering-pieces to the second compartments, volume numbers direct to the fourth, narrow bands, gilt milling, edges sprinkled red, light brown endpapers. Light browning, some mild foxing, a very good copy, now suitably and pleasingly presented. Engraved frontispiece to each, portrait to volume I, a view of the fortress at Ghuzni to volume II. First edition. An uncommon memoir, and an important source for the First Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and paymaster of family pensions at Barrackpore", but after leave in England returned to India to take command of the 20th NI and despite having "been so long in a semi-military post, he brought his regiment into such a state of efficiency that his services were required to do the same for other regiments. He commanded a succession of native infantry regiments and on 1 December 1829 was promoted colonel" (ODNB). During the First Afghan War Nott commanded the troops at Kandahar and Quetta, sending out "small successful expeditions from both locales against rebellious tribes" (Riddick, Who was Who); and in 1842 was placed in command of "all the troops in Lower Afghanistan and Sindh, and of the political officers there". His operations in defence of Kandahar, and in relief of Kabul were rewarded by his appointment to the residency and Lucknow with the title of envoy to the king of Oudh; and the presentation of "a valuable sword in the name of the British government" by Lord Ellenborough, who told Wellington that he considered Nott to be superior to all the other generals: "Ellenborough was right. Despite his cantankerous nature Nott was by far the best general in the Anglo-Afghan War. He was also a protagonist of the sepoy, whom he compared favourably with the British soldier." In 1844 he was created GCB, voted an annuity of £1000 by the directors of the Company, and granted the freedom of the City of London. He died aged 63 on New Years' Day 1845. Bruce 4060. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 21. VI. 1854. - 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium. To the music publisher Böhme at Leipzig, offering him two compositions and telling his travel plans.

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        Keepsake illustré du Chemin de fer de Paris à Bordeaux, 1re section : Paris à Blois. Seize vues

      Blois, Arthur Prévost, s.d. [c. 1854]. s.d. [c. 1854], s.d. [c. 1854], , in-8 oblong, feuillet de titre et 16 planches, cartonnage de l'éditeur en percaline noire estampée à froid et imprimée or, Édition originale. Très rare album renfermant 16 planches dessinées d'après nature par Auguste Deroy, Tirpenne, Philippe et J. Félon et lithographiées Rehaussées en couleur. Bel exemplaire

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        Histoire Dramatique, Pittoresque et Caricaturale De La Sainte Russie (also Cayla, J.M. Histoire des Invalides. Cayla, J.M Histoire des Vaisseaux. Fellen, J.B. Louis-Napoleon, sa vie politique et privee

      J. Bry Ainé 1854 - 207 pages, 500 illustrations. An important comic style book in the evolution of comic book and sequential story telling history. Rodolphe Topffer is the father of the comic book having published Histoire de Monsieur Jabot in 1833 and Histoire de Monsieur Vieux-Bois in 1837 which would subsequently be pirated into the first American comic book, Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in the Brother Jonathan Extra IX in 1842. Dore published his first book in 1847 at the age of 15. it was called 'Les Travaux d'Hercule' and one must assume that he was very influenced by Aubert's pirated Topffer's editions as it follows the same format - comic book cartoon sequential panel story telling. In fact, Aubert states in Hercule that it is to be part of the 'albums Jabots' and likely comissioned Dore to produce Hercule. Dore would publish his last comic book style piece in 1854, the Sainte Russie, similar panel story telling but not oblong format. He came a long way in a few years as these 500 illustrations represent some of the finest of the period. Basing his work on the writings of historians of his time, he represents the Russians as a cruel and bloodthirsty people and their history as a series of massacres. While the album was being created, French troops were engaged in battle against the Russian army in the Crimea, but it was released just as peace negotiations began. These circumstances explain its lack of success. However, it is the only album of Doré's to have been republished several times during the 20th century. It is poignant, sarcastic, cruel and brilliant. Corners a little bumped and rubbed, very solid. One of Dore's finest works. Also bound in with Cayla, J.M. Histoire des Invalides (c.1850) 112 pages. Cayla, J.M Histoire des Vaisseaux, 1860, 32 pages. Fellen, J.B. Louis-Napoleon, sa vie politique et privee, Paris 1850, 152 pages, illustrations by J.A. Beauce et H. Emy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Newcomes - Two Volumes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

      Bradbury & Evans, London, 1854 - First edition. Two volumes, octavo: hardcover, half-bound in green morocco with marbled boards, with gilt spine titles on red labels and gilt decorations and rules; 755pp. [380pp. + 375pp.], top edges gilt, with two steel-engraved frontispieces, 44 plates likewise (with tissue guards), decorated title pages and many other engraved illustrations and decorations. Re-bound: new boards, spines and endpapers; text block and page edges well-toned; mild offset from the plates to the guards; previous owner's ink inscriptions to the half-title pages; portions of the original cloth bound in to the rear of each volume. A beautifully restored set.

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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFT SECTION OF MARTIN VAN BUREN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY GIVING HIS IMPRESSIONS OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS]

      [New York, 1854. [14]pp., on eleven leaves, each approximately 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Written on light blue paper, inlaid into card stock. An occasional very small chip at edges. Light foxing. Very good. An autograph manuscript draft section of Martin Van Buren's autobiography, which he wrote off and on from 1854 until his death, though it was not fully published from a final manuscript copy until after World War I. The present section contains his impressions of John Quincy Adams, and goes on to mention several other important American political figures of the day with whom he had frequent dealings, most significantly Henry Clay. In his writing, Van Buren attempted to be as fair and even-handed as he could, and as a result, his biographical sketch of Adams is quite sympathetic despite their adversarial relationship in the political arena: "John Quincy Adams was as honest & incorruptible as his father. He was equally bold and fearless in the avowal and maintenance of his opinions, & in his feelings, & habits more Democratic.... My respect for his character as a straightforward, well meaning man, lasted from my first acquaintance with him in my Senatorial capacity till the close of his life." The second part of the manuscript deals principally with the presidential election of 1824, the only one to be decided by the House of Representatives, in which Adams triumphed after Henry Clay threw his support to him: "There were besides many of [Adams'] personal as well as political friends who, while they desired Mr. Adams election, trembled for the consequences of success to Mr. Clay personally, on account of the peculiar relation in which he stood towards Mr. Adams & the suspicion that might arise out of a change in his position & his own election following upon that change...." Highly absorbing manuscript reflections by Van Buren on one of his erstwhile prominent political opponents.

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        WALDEN; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. 16mo. [Sheets measure 16.9 cm tall.] 357 pages, plus full page plan facing p. 307. Woodcut vignette on title page. Modern full dark brown morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, and gilt turn-ins. Bound with original front free endpapers. Lacking the ads which were issued with most, but not all copies. Binding is in excellent condition, with slight rubbing to the front hinge. Bookplate of Donald H. Williams of Canton, Maine, on the front pastedown and his ownership stamp on the rear endpaper. Moderate stains and soiling to title page, and a shadow of a partially erased number above the imprint. Damp stains to the first page of text and to gutters of next few leaves. Scattered soiling and stains elsewhere, sometimes affecting the text, but not impacting legibility. Small repair to p. 303 with translucent tissue tape affecting several words which are readable through the tape. Occasional short marginal tears. Light creasing to a number of leaves. Thus fair only. Still a complete copy in an attractive binding. Additional images and a page-by-page video inspection available upon request. FIRST EDITION. A cornerstone of American literature and philosophical thought. One of 2,000 copies. Although it took five years to sell all the copies of the first edition, the influence of the book was profound and far-reaching. "Walden" was not reissued until after the author's death in 1862, but it has been continuously in print since that date. BAL 20106. Borst A2.1.A. Allen, pp. 8-10.

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        Monographie der Molluskengattung Venus, Linné. I. Band: Subgenus Cytherea Samarck. - [II. Band]: Subgenus Sunetta Link (ohne separatem Titel).

      2. Titel, 217(5) S. u. 126 S. Mit zus. 99 meist farb. lithogr. Tafeln Halbleinenbd. d. Zt. m. fragm. Rückenschild. Deckelbezüge erneuert, Vorsätze und Titel stark gebräunt u. rissig, ges. Buchblock im rechten Seitensteg, wasserrandig, Tafeln z. Tl. stockfleckig. Abhandlung über die Muscheln der Ordnung Veneroida. - Erschien innerhalb des großen, 1854-82 erschienenen Werkes Novitates Conchologicae. Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer Conchylien. Das Werk erschien in 2 Serien: Serie I, Mollusca extramarina (1854-1879), hgg. v. Ludwig Georg Karl Pfeiffer und Serie II, Mollusca marina (1862-1882), hgg. v. Wilhelm Dunker.

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        Hortus donatensis. Catalogue des plantes cultivées dans les serres de S. Ex. le prince A. De Démidoff à San Donato, près Florence

      (2), XXXIV, (2), 255 Paris, W. Remquet et Cie, 1854-1858, in-4, (2), XXXIV, (2), 255, (1bl.)pp, Demi-percaline verte, pièce de titre bordeaux (rel. post.), Notice historique sur San Donato. Ornementation des serres. Énumération des espèces. Énumération spéciale des orchidées. Jules Émile Planchon (1823-1888) fut professeur à la Faculté des Sciences et à l'École Supérieure de Pharmacie de Montpellier. Rousseurs

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        Flore utile de la France d'après le système de Linné, modifié par Richard... mise la portée de tous par la suppression des termes scientifiques, replacés par des mots vulgaires

      [4]-IV-[4]-593 pp. A Paris et à Lyon, Imprimerie et librairie ecclésiastiques de Guyot, 1854, in-8, [4]-IV-[4]-593 pp, broché, couverture d'attente de l'époque, titre manuscrit en tête du dos, Rare édition originale de cette Flore, oeuvre d'un ancien Père mariste, Louis Reymond (1823-1859), passionné de botanique, professeur dans un collège des environs de Toulon. En 1856, il entre au service de la Société des missions africaines. Il meurt en Sierra Léone en 1859. Exemplaire non coupé. Étiquette et cachet annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos, couverture fanée. Pritzel, n° 7584.

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        Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, Philadelphia 1854 - (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). 136pp. Thirteen lithographed plates (some tinted), folding map. 46pp. of ads in the rear. Publisher's cloth, covers bordered in blind, flat spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt (repairs at the joints) Complete with the elusive map. E.F. Beale and Gwinn Heap were greatly influenced by Senator Benton in their choice of a route across Colorado and Nevada. The party travelled from Westport (Kansas City) southwest on the Santa Fe trail to Bent's Fort, then to the short-lived Fort Massachusetts, the Rio Grande Valley, the Grand River, and then to the Uncompahgre. They returned to Taos for supplies, and then continued southwest via Utah to California. The map, which is present here, was issued with only a few copies. Wheat lauds the map and spends several pages discussing the journey, saying that it has received less attention than it deserves. He notes that it is the earliest published map to show the middle Rocky Mountain region, through what is now southern Colorado, the first to depict several streams and rivers, and the first attempt to chart a route through Death Valley. This book is one of the first detailed examinations of the "Central Route" from Missouri to the Pacific, and a basic piece of Western Americana. The present copy of Heap's work includes forty-six pages of advertisements at the end, more than the usual complement of thirty-two. Cowan, p.273; Howes H378; Mintz 562; Sabin 31175; Wagner-Camp 235; Flake 3934; Rittenhouse 290; Wheat Transmississippi 808; Streeter Sale 3177. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuer Atlas der ganzen Erde für die gebildeten Stände und für Schulen. Fünfundzwanzig Karten, von welchen vier Doppelblätter, mit Berücksichtigung der geographisch-statistischen Werke von C. G. D. Stein [.] nebst neun historischen und statistischen Uebersichtstabellen ausgearbeitet und neu verbessert von K. Th. Wagner und T. E. Gumprecht. 27. Auflage.

      Leipzig Hinrichs 1854 - Titel, Inhaltsverzeichnis, 9 doppelblattgroße Übersichtstabellen. Mit 25 gestochenen und grenzkolorierten Karten (davon 4 übergroß und seitlich eingefaltet). Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (44 x 53 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen. Komplettes Exemplar! - "The 'Neuer Atlas' from the Hinrichs publishing house was one of the most successful atlases in nineteenth century German-speaking Europe. It was produced in various forms for some 65 years [.] the later versions, from the years 1852 to 1879 (the 26th through 35th edition), are rarer" (Espenhorst, PP, 953 und 964). Vorliegend die 27. Auflage mit 25 Karten (nicht nur 24 wie bei Espenhorst angegeben), weitere fünf Karten erschienen separat als "Ergänzungsblätter" und sind hier nicht beigegeben. Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis als Folioblätter, die Karten und die Übersichtstabellen (Zeittafeln, Statistik) in Doppelblattgröße und plano gebunden. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, im oberen Bund und die letzten Karten auch im oberen Rand mit leichtem Wasserrand (Kartendarstellung nur minimal berührend), Titel und Vorsatz mit kleinem Namensstempel, Vorsatz zusätzlich mit altem Besitzvermerk. Einbandkanten etwas beschabt, Kapitale minimal lädiert. Schönes Exemplar. *Espenhorst 31 (S. 362). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 960 ff. Gewicht (Gramm): 1800

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        Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, From the Collection of Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; After the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 15 x 11 inches. Complete with 150 full page engraved plates, additional 2 full page plates, not in index, 2 engraved title pages, plus printed titles, each plate with occompanying text. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartments, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, persistant light to moderate staining or fox spotting, occasinally heavier. Text and plates in good condition. A good copy, in very attractive solid bindings. . Half-Leather. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Fevaydi-charqiyè, ou abrége de grammaire orientale, turque, arabe et persane, expliquée en langue turque.

      Smyrne, daveroni et Sougiolli, 1854.. Octavo. Pp. 124. Decorative title-page and main head-piece. One gathering of 4 leaves (pp. 49-56) bound upside-down. Few pages rubricated by contemporary hand as issued, conform the copy in Bibliothèque nationale de France. Hardcover, bound in the original quarter cloth and printed boards, with one side in French and the other in Arabic, spine gilt ruled; joints bit rubbed and with thin splits, few minor age-related blemishes. In good general condition, rather fine interior. ~ First edition. Text entirely in Arabic script. Extremely rare. Nassif Mallouf (1823-1865), Dragoman and Orientalist. Fully collated conform the copy in Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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        Les courses de taureaux -

      Chez M. Andréossy et chez Ve Lamaignère 1854 -, Bayonne - 1 volume. In-12. XI pp., 140 pp Reliure demi-chagrin bordeaux. Dos à nerfs avec pointillés dorés et fleurons à froid. Intérieur propre. Illustré de 4 lithographies représentant les passes les plus importantes du combat. En bon état. Ce livre est comme le premier livre taurin en langue française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Application of the Mechanical Theory of Heat to the Steam-engine" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 12 No. 79 pp. 241-265, October 1856

      1856 FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH & IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE PAPER IN WHICH CLAUSIUS FULLY PRESENTS HIS MILESTONE APPLICATION OF THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS, namely, that "Heat can never pass from a colder to a warmer body without some other change, connected therewith, occurring at the same time" (Schweller, Maxwell's Demon, 31). Clausius first published this work in 1854 under the title "Ãœber die Anwendung der mechanischen Wärmetheorie auf die Dampfmaschine" [and we offer that separately]. In 1856, this paper was also published in the American Journal of Science and Arts, however the The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science publication offered here is widely cited as the first in English. In his 1850 paper, the first on this subject, the German physicist and mathematician Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) defined the relationship between work and heat and introduces the concept of "energy of a body" (equivalent to temperature), thus stating the ideas behind the first and second law of thermodynamics. The 1854 paper was the second of his works; and again, in 1856 it was published here in English. In this paper, Clausius first develops the concepts of interior work, i.e. "those which the atoms of the body exert upon each other," and exterior work, i.e. "those which arise from foreign influences which the body may be exposed", which may act on a working body of fluid or gas, typically functioning to work a piston. He then discusses the three types of heat by which Q may be divided: 1. heat employed in increasing the heat actually existing in the body; 2. heat employed in producing the interior work; 3. heat employed in producing the exterior work. Building on this logic, and following his mathematical presentation of the first fundamental theorem, Clausius then presents us with the first-ever mathematical formulation of entropy. The third paper, published in 1865, invents and first uses the word 'entropy. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis., Volume 12, No. 79. October 1856. 4to (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 140mm). Complete. Near fine condition in every way; original printed wrappers.

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        Kabbala Denudata. The Kabbalah Unveiled. Containing the Following Books of the Zohar: 1. The Book of Concealed Mystery. 2. The Greater Holy Assembly. 3. The Lesser Holy Assembly. Translated into English from the original Latin version of Knorr von Rosenroth, and collated with the original Chaldee and Hebrew text. 1st English edition.

      VIII, 359 p, with 9 plates, 3 of them folded, 8, O-Cloth Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854-1918), founding member and temporary head of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Important "magical" mentor of the young Aleister Crowley, who in turn was the reason for the splitting of the order in 1900 (Crowley was inaugurated in 1898). - Cover is knocked and spotted head and tail of the spine little torn title with owners note pages partly with distinct foxing partly little soiled some marks and notes by pencil else good. - Scarce.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Omer"). N. p., 29. I. [1854].

      1854. Large 8vo. 2 pp. To an unidentified recipient, reporting on Russian casualties in the Battle of Cetate and subsequent military developments. Apart from General Orloff, five colonels, four majors and 3,000 soldiers had fallen. Pascha is confident of defeating the Russians if their strength does not exceed 55,000 men. - Slight damage to edges.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Minnerl Clauß").

      Paris, 23. [?] IV. 1854. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee, about unsent opera glasses.

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        Keepsake illustré du Chemin de fer de Paris à Bordeaux, 1re section : Paris à Blois. Seize vues

      - in-8 oblong, feuillet de Blois, Arthur Prévost, s.d. [c. 1854], , in-8 oblong, feuillet de titre et 16 planches, cartonnage de l'éditeur en percaline noire estampée à froid et imprimée or, Édition originale. Très rare album renfermant 16 planches dessinées d'après nature par Auguste Deroy, Tirpenne, Philippe et J. Félon et lithographiées Rehaussées en couleur. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan über die Situirung der technischen Lehranstalt und Realschule nächst dem Hahelthore in Brünn.

      Brünn 1854 - Kol. OZeichnung. ca. 65 x 97,5 cm. Leicht angestaubt, fleckig, Faltspur m. kl. Läsur.

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