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        Hard Times. FIRST EDITION.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1854 Half title; a few spots. Orig. olive green moiré cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little darkened and with small neat repairs to head & tail, corners sl. worn.Smith 11, the primary binding. Page 244 numbered '44'.

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

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

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        Les Petits-Paris.

      Taride, Paris 1854 - Les Petits-Paris. Paris, Taride, 1854-1855. (22 titres). Beauvoir (Roger de). Paris historique, pittoresque et anecdotique. L'Opéra. Dessin de J.-A.Beaucé. Paris, Gustave Havard, 1854. La Bédollière (Emile de). Paris historique, pittoresque et anecdotique. Le Panthéon. Dessin de J.-A.Beaucé. Paris, Gustave Havard, 1854. 6 volumes in-16 (14,5 cm x 9,5 cm). Volume I : Paris-en-Voyage, 87 pp et 2 feuillets d'annonce du libraire, Paris-Mariage, 92 pp, Paris-Un-de-plus, 92 pp, Paris-en-Omnibus, 92 pp et 2 feuillets d'annonce du libraire. Volume II : Paris-Avocat, 96 pp, Paris-Médecin, 96 pp, Paris-Journaliste, 94 pp, Paris-Boursier, 96 pp. Volume III : Paris Propriétaire, 94 pp, Paris-Portière, 92 pp et 2 feuillets d'annonce du libraire, Paris-Restaurant, 96 pp, Les Etrangers à l'exposition, 96 pp. Volume IV : Paris-Comédien, 92 pp, Paris-Actrice, 96 pp, Paris-Grisette, 96 pp, Paris-Lorette, 96 pp. Volume V : Paris Bohême, 94 pp, Paris-Viveur, 96 pp, Paris-Faublas, 96 pp, Paris-Etudiant, 96 pp. Volume VI : Paris-Saltimbanque, 96 pp, Paris-Gagne-petit, 94 pp, Paris historique, pittoresque et anecdotique l'Opéra, 96 pp, Paris historique, pittoresque et anecdotique, le Panthéon, 93 pp. 1/2 reliure d'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs, filets dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison. Les couvertures des Petits-Paris sont absentes. Pour plus de détails sur ces ouvrages, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lightning Galop.

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

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

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

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        Les filles du feu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Lille, 18 July, 1856, to Charles Alexandre Drion.

      A fascinating letter with significant scientific content, providing material for an article in the French newspaper La Revue. Pasteur begins by providing Drion with a curriculum vitae up to the end of 1854: - Louis Pasteur was born in Dole (Jura) on the 27th of December1822 - Commenced studies at the University on the 27th of December 1840 and served as teaching assistant at the Royal High School of Besançon - Attended the prestigious school for higher education in Paris École Normale Supérieure from 1843-1846 - Became an Associate Professor of Physical Science in September 1846 - On the 1st of October 1846, appointed Tutor in Chemistry at the Ecole Normale Supérieure - Earned an PhD in Physical Science on 23rd August 1847 - Appointed Professor of Physics at the High School of Dijon on 16th September 1848 - Made responsible for the chemistry courses at the Faculty of Sciences of Strasbourg on the 29th of December 1848. - Appointed Professor of Chemistry on the 9th of November 1852 - Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science of Lille on the 9th of December 1854. - Appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour on the 12th of August 1853. Next, Drion is given a summary of Pasteur's method of working: Discoveries in molecular chemistry led to the most favourable academic reports. What distinguishes the work from the results is the scientist's method. He debated the difficult problems of the molecular constitution of natural organic products by taking the chemical studies of the resources of physics and crystallography into consideration. Pasteur then summarizes his work on asymmetry and optical activity, which was his principal area of research in the period 1847-57: All objects are grouped into two large categories depending on their shape. The objects in the first category have a shape that is stackable. The objects in the second category are not stackable. They do not fit each other, just like a glove for the right hand is not suitable for the left hand. However, Mr Pasteur has recognised that the shape of all the natural substances, meaning those which have been developed under the influence of plant life, are asymmetrical like a hand or a spiral staircase. According to scientific research, asymmetry certainly occurs. The elementary atoms form groups within the individual molecule, but this asymmetry of organic individuals is not a necessary condition of the existence of the molecule. You can make it disappear or turn it into the opposite of what it is, almost as if the steps of a spiral staircase were replaced by a straight staircase or one in the opposite direction. One of the most important discoveries in Mr Pasteur's research is the discovery of the remarkable relations that exist between the phenomenon of the rotatory polarisation and the asymmetric constitution of the organic molecules. "In Pasteur's early work as a chemist, beginning at the École Normale Supérieure, and continuing at Strasbourg and Lille, he examined the chemical, optical and crystallographic properties of a group of compounds known as tartrates. He resolved a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid (1848). A solution of this compound derived from living things (specifically, wine lees) rotated the plane of polarization of light passing through it. The mystery was that tartaric acid derived by chemical synthesis had no such effect, even though its chemical reactions were identical and its elemental composition was the same. Pasteur was able to show not only that optical activity related to the shape of the crystals, but also that an asymmetric internal arrangement of the molecules of the compound was responsible for twisting the light. The (2R,3R)- and (2S,3S)- tartrates were isometric, non-superposable mirror images of each other. This was the first time anyone had demonstrated molecular chirality, and also the first explanation of isomerism" (Wikipedia). "Pasteur rose to the status of a national hero during his lifetime. However, perhaps surprisingly, Geison, a historian who has made a detailed study of Pasteur's life and work, is able to state: 'His contributions to basic science were extensive and very significant, but less revolutionary than his reputation suggests. Pasteur's most profound and most original contributions to science [i.e. these are the ones in the field of molecular chirality and crystallography] are also the least famous, and they came at the very outset of his career.' Bernal, a crystallographer, concurs ' . . . his first and in some ways his greatest scientific discovery'" (Flack, p. 371). Charles Alexandre Drion (1827-63) was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, graduating in 1847. From 1854 to 1859 he was Professeur de Physique at the Lycée de Versailles. He earned his doctorate in 1859 with a thesis entitled 'Recherches sur la dilatabilité des liquides volatils.' The following year he was appointed Chargé de Cours at the University of Besançon, rising to professor in 1862. Flack, 'Louis Pasteur's discovery of molecular chirality and spontaneous resolution in 1848, together with a complete review of his crystallographic and chemical work,' Acta Crystallographica A65 (2009), 371-89. One leaf (209 x 268 mm) vertical folded, just over 2½ pages of writting. Very well preserved. Full transcription and English translation of the letter is included.

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

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

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        Hard Times. For These Times.

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

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        WALDEN; or, Life in the Woods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Washington Irving.

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

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        Physical Geography of Western Tibet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Lindsay and Blakiston,, 1854. First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Original blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and the beautifully blindstamped initials of the publishers Lindsay and Blakiston on front and rear boards. Excellent condition. Only very minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of "The Reynolds Library" (1884) in Rochester (State of New York) with a giftsignature from Dr. William S. Ely. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this original condition. William Stokes (1 October 1804 ? 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases ? A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) ? as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine.nnBoth Cheyne?Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes?Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis.nnIn 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta ? and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874?76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        Un dernier mot sur la Vénus de Milo

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

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

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

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

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

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        "Octagonal Room".

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

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        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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