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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Bozen, 16. I. 1854.

      1854. 2½ SS. 8vo. Begleitschreiben zur Übersendung von Faszikeln aus dem Tiroler Herbar. Hausmann erbittet die Zusendung von Artikeln über bestimmte Alpenpflanzen für eine Arbeit für das botanische Wochenblatt. - Hausmann brach sein 1828 begonnenes Studium der Rechtswissenschaft, später das der Medizin an den Universitäten Padua und Prag 1831 ab und übernahm die Verwaltung des Familienbesitzes. Er lieferte Material für ein Tiroler Herbar am Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck, ordnete es seit 1844 und legte daneben eine umfangreiche private botanische Sammlung an. Als Hauptwerk gilt Flora von Tirol (DBE).

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        Pfahlbauten. 1.-10. Bericht + "Der Pfahlbau in Wollishofen".

      In Commission bei Meyer und Zeller; In Commission bei S. Höhr; Verlag von Orell Füssli & Comp.; Druck von Gebr. Leemann & Co.; Leipzig Commissions-Verlag von Karl W. Hiersemann (9. Bericht)., Zürich. 1854 - In 2 Bänden. Zürich. In Commission bei Meyer und Zeller; In Commission bei S. Höhr; Verlag von Orell, Füssli & Comp.; Druck von Gebr. Leemann & Co.; Leipzig, Commissions-Verlag von Karl W. Hiersemann (9. Bericht). 1854-1924. 4° (leicht abweichendes Format). Halbleder- und Halbleinwandband der Zeit. 1.-8. Bericht von Ferdinand Keller, 9. Bericht von Jakob Heierli und 10. Bericht von D. Viollier, K. Sulzberger, P. Emanuel Scherer, O. Schlaginhaufen, K. Hescheler und E. Neuweiler. - Heierlis «Pfahlbau» eingebunden zwischen dem 8. und 9. Bericht in Band 2. - 1. Die keltischen Pfahlbauten in den Schweizerseen. 2 Bl., S. 69-100, 5 Tafeln. - Titelblatt fehlt. (Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band 9. Abtheilung 2. Heft 3). - 2. 1 Bl., S. 113-155, 3 (1 gefaltete) Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XII. Heft 3. - 3. 1 Bl., X S., S. 73-116., 7 Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XIII. Abtheilung 2. Heft 3. - 4. 34 S., 1 Bl., 4 Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XIV. Heft 1. 5. 2 Bl., S. 131-186 S., 17 Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XIV. Heft 6. - 6. VII, (I) S., S. 245-320, 17 (1 gefaltete) Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XV. Heft 7. - 7. 2 Bl., 69, (5)., XIII S., 24 Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XIX. Heft 3. - 8. VII, (I), 58 S., 8 Tafeln + 2 Ansichten (Mörigen und Lattrigen). - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XX. Abtheilung 1. Heft 3. - 9. 3 Bl., S. 33-98 S., 21 Tafeln. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XXII. Heft 2. - 10. 2 Bl., S. 149-252, 15 Tafeln + 2 (1 gefalteter und 1 doppelblattgrosser) Pläne. - Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XXIX. Heft 4. - Heierli, J(akob): Pfahlbau in Wollishofen. 2 Bl., 32 S., 4 Tafeln. Mittheilungen der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Band XXII. Heft 1. - Aus der Bibliothek des Berner Archäologen Hans Georg Bandi, einige Hefte mit seinem handschriftlichen Namenszug. - Einbände etwas berieben. Band 1 (1.-6. Bericht) stockfleckig und ohne Titelblatt von Bericht 1. Sprache: N

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        HARD TIMES

      1854 - From Dickens' "Household Words." New-York: Published by T.L. McElrath & Co., 1854. Original light tan wrapper with the imprint of Fetridge & Co., Boston. First American Edition, published on August 8, 1854. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in twenty weekly issues of Household Words, in May to September 1854. In an 1857 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, there is a brilliant account of the 1854 McElrath and Harper editions of HARD TIMES that had come out three years earlier; we quote it here with the kind permission of our friend Walter Smith, bibliographer of Dickens's American editions.~When young McElrath, a beginner in the business, succeeded in securing the right to the advance sheets of Dickens's "Hard Times," by paying fifteen hundred dollars -- a price which the Harpers would not pay -- they, the Harpers, determined to oppose him. The only advantage that could accrue to him from his heavy outlay was the receipt of the few last chapters two or three weeks in advance of their publication in London. These he received, printed the whole in book form, and expected to remunerate himself by the sale of a large edition before other publishers could get out the English copy. He trusted to the courtesy and honor of the other publishers to secure him in the possession of his honorably purchased right. But the Harpers were waiting for him. They had kept pace with the publication chapter by chapter, and on the day that McElrath issued the book complete, they probably secured the first copy, set up the last chapters, and the next day came out with an edition at half the price, sold a large edition at cost price, entirely stopped the sale of McElrath's book, robbed him of the profits of his enterprise, and literally crushed the young rival out of existence.~Though the title page of this copy reads "New-York: Published by T. L. McElrath & Co., 1854," the front wrapper reads "Boston: Fetridge & Co., 1854." Fetridge was not a publisher, but rather a retailer who had arranged to be a distributor of McElrath's edition; this is one of several binding variants of the first edition. (This copy does have the 25-cent price on the wrapper, so it may have been an earlier copy sold; other copies, most likely those sold at a discount after Harper had killed their sales, bear no price.)~This copy is in good-to-very good condition -- quite collectible for such a fragile volume (some wear to the wrapper edge, about half of the wrapper's plain spine chipped away, light damp-stain at the foot of the last few leaves). Smith pp 323-328, binding C (Fetridge); Podeschi A138 (third and sixth copies); not in the VanderPoel collection. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829, during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshall Diebitch. London, John Murray, 1854.

      1854. 8vo. VI, (2), 476 pp. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. Original red cloth with giltstamped spine title. First English edition of Moltke's "Der russisch-türkische Feldzug in der europäischen Türkei 1828-1829" (Berlin 1845). A brilliant account of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828/29, sparked by the Greek War of Independence. "BM 162:392 attributes the translation to Lady Duff Gordon" (OCLC). The preface erroneously states the autor to be dead. - Occasional insignificant foxing; some wear to extremeties. OCLC 3800702.

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        Histoire de la peinture en Italie.

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1854, in-12, demi-maroquin à coins anthracite,dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée (V. Champs), 432 pp. Seule édition complète, entièrement revue et corrigée.Un des rares exemplaires tirés sur velin fort (Vicaire I-462, Clouzot), le dos de la couverture nous donne l'épaisseur d'un exemplaire ordinaire.Reliure de Champs, célèbre relieur dont la perfection d'exécution lui attira une nombreuse clientèle. L'immeuble de son atelier, situé au 4, rue Gît-le-C

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        Russia.

      Dickinson Bros. London. [ 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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        Les trois règnes de la nature. Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle. - Histoire de la fondation et des développements successifs de l'établissement, biographie des hommes célèbres qui y ont contribué par leur enseignement ou par leurs découvertes, histoires des recherches, des voyages, des applications utiles auxquels le Muséum a donné lieu, pour les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture, description des galeries, du jardin, des serres et de la ménagerie

      - L. Curmer, Paris 1854, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition ornata con 41 tavole incastonate con 15 splendidamente potenziato con l'acquerello e molte illustrazioni nel testo. Il legame di l'editor in piena cartoncino nero, spina dorsale piatto decorato con trafori e un arredamento cervo d'oro, tappi leggermente strofinato, primo piatto ornato da un grande piatto policromo e dorato di ispirazione floreale, il coaching un gioco reti e ghirlande freddi sulle stoviglie, dorato ritratto di Guy de La Brosse botanico al secondo piatto, guardie e contreplats carta giallo sporco, tutti i bordi dorati, romantico vincolanti. Qualche piccolo foxing marginale che colpisce principalmente incisioni. Originale in una bella cartonnage romantica dell'editore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 41 planches hors-texte dont 15 superbement rehaussées à l'aquarelle ainsi que de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage noir, dos lisse orné d'entrelacs et d'un décor sylvestre dorés, coiffes légèrement frottées, premier plat ornementé d'une grande plaque polychrome et dorée d'inspiration florale, encadrement d'un jeu de filets et de guirlandes à froid sur les plats, portrait doré du botaniste Guy de La Brosse sur le second plat, gardes et contreplats de papier jaune salies, toutes tranches dorées, reliure romantique. Quelques petites rousseurs marginales affectant principalement les gravures. Exemplaire établi dans un magnifique cartonnage romantique de l'éditeur.  

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        Les Ardennes. Illustrations de Martinus A. Kuytenbrouwer.

      Lebèque & Cie., Brüssel 1854 - 2 Teile in einem Band. Brüssel, Lebèque & Cie. (1854-57). Folio (40 x 31 cm). 268, 284 Seiten. Mit radiertem Titel, 30 Tafeln (davon 29 radiert auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier, 1 lithographiert), 2 lithogr. Plänen und zahlreichen Textholzstichen. Original-Ganzleinen mit Schwarz und Goldprägung auf Rücken und Deckeln, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Gering berieben, etwas fleckig. Einige Tafeln lose. Prachtvolle Publikation in der ersten Auflage. Wie bei der Bindung der beiden Teile in einem Band üblich ohne den wiederholten Titel und Vortitel in Teil 2. In der zweiten Auflage wurden die Radierung durch Lithographien ersetzt. Genaueres zur Editionsgeschichte und den verschiedenen Nachdrucken ausgeführt von Emile van der Vekene in einem beiliegenden zweiseitigen Typoskript für den Cercle Jaillot. An Luxemburger Ansichten sind in dem Werk enthalten: Orval, Esch-le-Trou, Bourscheid (2), Mullerthal, Beaufort, Vianden (2), Falkenstein, Brandenbourg, Feltz und Ansembourg. Gering berieben, etwas fleckig. Einige Tafeln lose.

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        Das alte Wien. 12 Hefte komplett. Darstellung der alten Plätze und merkwürdigsten jetzt größtentheils verschwundenen Gebäude Wien `s nach den seltensten gleichzeitigen Originalen. 1. und 2. Abtheilung Mit einem erläuternden Texte aus den bewährtesten Geschichtsquellen

      Verlag von L. C. Zamarski, Wien 1854 - gr.8°, Halbleder mit 5 unechten Bünden, rotem Rückenschildchen und Lederecken. Marmorierte Deckel. 1. Titelblatt: Verlagsangabe J. P. Sollinger `s Witwe, 1853. 2. Titelblatt: Verlagsangabe L. C. Zamarski (vormals Sollinger), 1. Abtheilung, 1. bis 6. Heft, 1854. 3. Titelblatt: J. C. Zamarski (vormals Sollinger), 7. - 12. Heft, 1856. Hier ein komplettes Werk mit 44 gefalteten Tafeln als Lithos oder Kupfer mit gesamt 47 Ansichten. 4 Blätter sachkundig an der Kante hinterklebt, eine Ansicht (Alservorstadt) mittig gebrochen (2 Teile, wahrscheinlich fehlt mittig ein Stück der Ansicht). Komplettes Werk in gutem Zustand 0 S. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Engraved Illustrations of Antient [Ancient] Arms and Armour, From the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; After [From] the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Sir [Dr.] Samuel Rush Meyrick, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      London, Henry G. Bohn; Joseph Skelton, 1854.. Two volumes. Folio. With a total of 151 engraved plates. Pp. (ii) list of plates, xxiv, plus 73 engraved plates, numbered I-LXXIII. With fine steel-engraved frontispiece, full-portrait of Meyrick, made by Skelton himself after a painting by H. P. Briggs; (ii) list of plates, plus 77 engraved plates, numbered LXXIV-CL, and one additional plate, unnumbered, bound at end, (10) index. Each of the 150 numbered plates is preceded by a leaf of letterpress text. Each volume with different engraved frontispiece, and with a second, engraved title-page with large illustration. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary three-quarter dark crimson calf and marbled boards, spine with raise bands, richly decorated compartments with gilt embossed armorial motifs, gilt ruled sides, matching marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; used, leather worn and chafed in extremities, morocco lettering-pieces lacking or damaged, inner hinges split. In a very good condition and fine internal condition, with all plates in superb state of preservation, and in binding which is still attractive. ~ Richly illustrated, massive publication which catalogues in minute detail the inventory of the famous Meyrick collection. Each plate comprises of numerous images. ~ Provenance: From the private library of Tom Wibberley, “One of the Last of the Gentleman Collectors,” with his attractive bookplate to last paste-down of each volume. Before that, In 1854, in the collection of the Free Public Library, New Bedford, Mass., with small, oval stamp or two to that effect inside tomes.

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        Das Oesterreichische Heer von Ferdinand II., Römisch Deutschen Kaiser, bis Franz Josef I., Kaiser von Oesterreich. Lfg. 1-20.

      Wien, Neumann (ca 1854). 80 handkol. Orig. Lithographien in Orig. Lieferungsumschlägen, Blattgr. ca 21x29 cm, zusammen in grauer Kartonschachtel, hs. beschriftet, die Blätter sind tlw. schwach stockfleck. u. gebr., Taf. 1 an Oberkante m. kl. Einriss, Umschläge leicht staubfl. u. an den Rü. geringf. eingeriss., insges. guter Zustand. Uniformen des österreich. Heeres von 1620-1835. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Uniformkunde, Austriaca, Militärwesen, Geschichte, Austria, Military, History

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        Letter with 32 signatures from members of the Association des Artistes peintres, sculpteurs, architectes, graveurs et dessinateurs. [Paris], 20. X. 1854.

      1854. Folio. 2 pp. Bifolium with engraved letterhead. As a committee member of the group of artists to Madame Bonjean, who is appointed an honorary member for her generous donation to the Association. The Association des Artistes (called the Fondation Taylor) was created in 1844 by Isidore Justin Séverin Taylor and is today one of the most important institutes supporting artists and their work. Beside Taylor and Ingres, the present letter bears the signatures of e. g. Alexandre des Bar, Edouard Cibot, Léon Cogniet, Alexandre Couder, Alexis Daligé de Fontenay, Adrien Dauzats, Antoine-François Gelée, Jean-Louis Nicolaus Jaley, Charles Victor Eugène Lefebvre, Augustin François Lemaître, Jean-Baptiste Cicéron Lesueur, Mathieu Roland Meusnier, Pierre Justin Ouvrie, Alexis-Joseph Pérignon, François-Édouard Picot, Louis René Lucien Rollet, Georges Rouget, Louis-Henri de Rudder, Louis Soulange-Teissier, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve, and Horace Vernet. - Rather strong damage to edges and spotty. An extraordinary document of the famous Association des Artistes.

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        The Family Flora and Materia Medica Botanica, Containing The Botanical Analysis, Natural History, and Chemical and Medical Properties and Uses of Plants

      Cambridge, Mass: Peter P. Good, Jr., 1854. New Edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. Contents complete. 2 volumes in 1. lv, [6] pages publisher advertisements; 4 pages Advertisement, & Commendations of Good's Family Flora". Binding includes half title page and lithograph illustrated titles. Book is illustrated with 96 colored lithograph plates; steel engraved portrait of Dr. Good; and 2 color lithograph engravings (99 & 100) titled "Vegetable Kingdom" following the contents list in volume 2. Unpaginated both volumes. 2 page "Good's Prospectus" inserted in both volumes. 6 plates are out of sequence including 1 and 2; plates 56 and 57; and 90 and 91. Newer binding. Text and illustrations recased in later brown leather with black lettered title on spine. Brownish marbled paper end sheets.

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        Geschichte des Tabaks und anderer ähnlicher Genußmittel.

      Frankfurt, Brönner, 1854 - 1 Bl. (Anzeigen), XXI, 440 S. 18 (teils gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe dieser klassischen und umfangreichen Geschichte des Tabaks, verfasst von einem der Wegbereiter der modernen Evolutionstheorie Friedrich Tiedemann. - Das Werk selbst ist eigentlich eine Kulturgeschichte des Tabaks bzw. des Rauchens. Von besonderem Interesse sind aber auch die naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse des Autors zur Wirkung des Nikotins, die dieser zum Teil auch aus Tierversuchen gezogen hat. Zum Ende behandelt Tiedemann andere dem Tabak ähnliche "Genussmittel" wie Opium, Cocablätter, den Kathstrauch usw. - Teils wasserrandig. Leicht gebräunt und teils etw. fleckig. Titel mit gestempeltem Namen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 8°. HLWd. des 20. Jahrhunderts mit aufgekl. vorderen OU (leicht bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bansen kishou zu (Pictures of foreign ship flags). [Japan, ca. 1850s].

      1854. 34 pp., accordion-bound, containing a double-page map of the world and 182 hand-coloured images of flags. Text in Japanese. Speckled stiff paper boards with original title label. Arranged by continent, the naval flags here depicted represent mostly European countries, though the Americas, Russia, Australia, Tunis, and Morocco are also present. Probably published soon after Commodore Perry's expedition enforced the opening of Japan to the West in 1854. Rare: a single copy located in libraries worldwide (Tokyo Imperial Palace; shelfmark 274,662). - Title label rubbed, some worming throughout (mostly confined to the margins).

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        History of Europe, Alison's Europe, 1774 - 1815 in 15 Vol ( 2 index), 1815 - 1852 in 8 vol.

      Londres, Ed. William Blackwood and Sons, 1854 - 1860, en 23/23 Vol. Petit In-8 (21/23 cm). Pleine Reliure Cuir Veau, bords des plats estampés, Dos à nerfs orné de motifs avec filets dorés et piéce de titre. Tranches marbrées et tranches des plats dorées sur motif à la roulette.10 ième Edition. Tenth edition with portraits.Full bound in calf, back to 5 nerves, very fine binding. Freckles on cover page and around engravings, scratches on some flats but overall a highly attractive set in very good condition. 1815/1852 ; Edinburg and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1854, Seventh thousand.Full bound in calf, back to 5 nerves, very fine binding. Freckles on cover page, scratches on some flats and lack of small leather on the upper sheet ( Vol III) but overall a highly attractive set in very good condition. NOTE: The size, condition, and weight of this set will require special shipping arrangements 1774/1815. (5/7) Très Bel Etat. Photos contractuelles. Frais d'expédition au coût réel de la Poste.

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        L'illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins

      Ambroise Verschaffelt 1854 3 Grand In 8° demi basane à dos lisse orné, coiffes émoussées, reliure abîmée Premier volume : pp128, Second Volume : pp100, Troisième Volume : pp114. Trois premiers volumes sur cinq. Contiennent de nombreuses illustrations de fleurs. coiffes et coins émoussés, plats et dos frottés.

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        CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF E.F. BEALE...IN 1853

      Philadelphia; London: Lippincott, Grambo and Co.; Trübner and Co., 1854. 136pp. plus thirteen lithographed plates (some tinted), folding map, and 46pp. of advertisements. Original green publisher's cloth, spine gilt, boards stamped in blind, and publisher's patterned endpapers with advertisements. Corners a bit worn, boards slightly rubbed. Map with a few minor creases and an occasional faint fox mark. Light tanning, but overall internally clean. Very good plus. E.F. Beale and Gwin 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, 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. This scarce issue of the first edition with the addition of a London imprint on the title below the Philadelphia one, evidently intended for export, is unrecorded by Wagner-Camp and others. COWAN, p.273. HOWES H378, "b." MINTZ 562. SABIN 31175. WAGNER-CAMP 235. FLAKE 3934. RITTENHOUSE 290. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 808. STREETER SALE 3177. (all refs).

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        CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF E.F. BEALE.IN 1853.

      Philadelphia; London: Lippincott, Grambo and Co.; Trübner and Co., 1854. - 136pp. plus thirteen lithographed plates (some tinted), folding map, and 46pp. of advertisements. Original green publisher's cloth, spine gilt, boards stamped in blind, and publisher's patterned endpapers with advertisements. Corners a bit worn, boards slightly rubbed. Map with a few minor creases and an occasional faint fox mark. Light tanning, but overall internally clean. Very good plus. E.F. Beale and Gwin 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, 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. This scarce issue of the first edition with the addition of a London imprint on the title below the Philadelphia one, evidently intended for export, is unrecorded by Wagner-Camp and others. COWAN, p.273. HOWES H378, "b." MINTZ 562. SABIN 31175. WAGNER-CAMP 235. FLAKE 3934. RITTENHOUSE 290. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 808. STREETER SALE 3177. (all refs)

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         Album du Finistère. Environs de Quimper. Impressions, sites, églises et chapelles. Traditions, légendes.

      Nantes Charpentier 1854 In-4 oblong de 29 pp. ; demi-basane noire à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets (reliure de l'époque). Premier tirage de cet album qui comprend un titre illustré et 10 planches lithographiées ; Eglise et Calvaire de la forêt, près de Quimper ; Eglise de Pluguffan ; Chapelle de la Mère de Dieu ; St Yvi, entre Quimper et Rosporden ; Anse St Laurent, près Concarneau ; Eglise de Plogonnec, près Locronan ; Douarnenez (Pointe du Rosmeur) ; Eglise de Kerfeutun, près Quimper ; Manoir de Penenguer (sur la route de Pont l'Abbé) ; Calvaire et chapelle de St Veinec. Bel exemplaire. Légères rousseurs.

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        «Album de la Loire»

      Bel album composé de 50 magnifiques gravures sur acier, contrecollées sur papier de chine et représentant les bords de la Loire, les villes, bourgs et châteaux les plus remarquables de la source du fleuve à son embouchure dans l'océan par MM.ROUARGUE Frères.Édition Adolphe Delahays, Paris 1854. In-4 oblong (34x27cm) pleine percaline bleu marine, dos lisse décoré de fers dorés, titre doré, encadré de volutes dorées sur le 1er plat. Un des plus beaux albums sur la Loire. Bel exemplaire malgré quelques petites rousseurs n'affectant pas les gravures.

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. de Sénarmont"). No place, [c. 1854].

      1854. Folio. 3 ff. In French, to James Dwight Dana, an American geologist and naturalist who published the fourth edition of his "System of Mineralogy" in 1854: "Forgive me if I haven't expressed my gratitude sooner [...] l am using the first free moment to tell you how much I enjoyed receiving the 4th edition of your excellent treatise on mineralogy [...] Each edition has added new perfections, and it is an immense piece of work added to other immense pieces of work. We have surely nothing [...] that compares to this vast and prodigal repertory where science is seen in its entirety and which arises every four years like a monument that marks each step forward of science. I do not know any other work that I can turn to to study the progress of our joint studies [...] I am equally obliged to you for sending me the sample of cordierite. I was able to extract a few pieces that were relatively pure and homogenous, and I am taking the liberty of sending you one of the small spheres I have had made of it [...] I have also examined with great interest the samples of clinochlore you sent me [...] M. [Alfred] Des Cloizeaux has been busy and he has just finished a big work on quartz. It gives a great many figures and many photographs, the only way to not let one's imagination take the place of reality. The symmetry attributed to the inner structure of certain crystals, e. g. amethyst, is only one particular case among many other more complicated modes [...] Pardon me, Sir, for going on like this. It is all to show you my delight to be having this exchange with you [...]" (transl.). Sénarmont did important research in crystallography. He was noted especially for his work on polarization and on the artificial formation of minerals. - First two sheets each have a tear in the upper right corner, but with no loss. A long letter with good scientific content in very good condition.

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        Collection of letters, instructions, and reports, mainly concerning the cavalry regiments in Constantinople and Bulgaria. Sevastopol, Kadikoi, Shumla, Constantinople, Scutari and other places, late 1854 through spring 1856.

      1854. Altogether 74 pp. Mostly folio. Interesting collection of original English military correspondence from the Crimean War. The documents, mainly from the cavalry, comprise petitions of officers and veterinary surgeons, instructions for troops and sanitary personnel, reports of sanitary inspections (examinations of newly arrived horses, shooting of injured animals), hygienic conditions and measures (construction of latrines), disciplinary measures (theft, leaving battle without permission, remaining at night on the opposite side of the Bosporus, failure to appear at parade), letters regarding the return to England, etc. Among the signing officers are important commanders such as Sir James Yorke Scarlett (1799-1871), James Bucknall Estcourt (1802-55), Lord George Paget (1818-80), etc. - Occasional small tears; traces of folds; altogether clean. Detailed descriptions upon request.

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        Souvenirs d'un vétéran autrichien sur la guerre d'Italie dans les années 1848-1849, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Librairie Militaire, Maritime et Polytechnique J. Corréard, 1854-85. - Two volumes. Octavo. Pp. 284, plus large folding lithograph map by F. Delamare; 358, (2 verso blank). Both half-titles present. Hardcover, bound similar in style in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, vellum French corners, spines gilt, marbled edges, little rubbed in places, a tender joint, a cracked hinge. In a very good condition and overall fine interiors, very clean and well preserved. ~ First French edition, scarce. Translated from the German "Erinnerungen eines österreichischen Veteranen aus den italienischen Kriegen der Jahre 1848 und 1849" (Stuttgart & Tübingen, 1852) by Rudolf von Steiger. Karl von Schönhals (1788-1857). Scarce. KVK locates a single copy, that in IDS Bale/Berne. Not in Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Provenance: From the private library of F. Z. M. von Schoenhals (apparently a descendant of the author?) with a small, neat oval stamp on one title-page.

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        Nouveaux voyages en zig-zag à la Grande Chartreuse, autour du Mont-Blanc, dans les vallées d'Herenz, de Zermatt, au Grimsel, à Gênes et à la Corniche. Précédés d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve.

      Paris, Victor Lecou, 1854.In-4 de [6]-XVII-454-[4] pages, cartonnage vert d'éditeur richement décoré en doré avec touches de bleu, vert, de rose et rouge au dos et au premier plat d'un voyageur dans un paysage de montagne. Ecusson orné de végétation en rose et doré au second plat, tranches dorées. 2 ou 3 cahiers très légèrement déboîté mais tout à fait solidaires, quelques pâles rousseurs. Abondamment illustré in et hors-texte d'après les dessins originaux de Töpffer par Calame, Karl Girardet, Francais, D'Aubigny, De Bar, Gagnet et Forest. Beau cartonnage polychrome de Lenègre, très bien préservé.

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        Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe, or descriptions et figures des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes...Vol. X. Gand. Louis van Houtte, Éditeur 1854 - 1855.

      1854. In 8°gr., bella leg. coeva in mz. pelle verde con titoli e ricchi fregi impressi in oro sul dorso, piatti marmorizzati, pp.(4) - 272 - (1); 94 (di 95) magnifiche tavv. cromolitografate, 12 a doppia pagina, 4 tavv. litogr. al bistro (1 a doppia pagina), 1 tav. inc. su legno,  numerose inc. in legno nel testo. Ottimo e raro esemplare. Great Flower Books p.84, Nissen BBI, 2254. Stafleu & Cowan, 15921. L'opera completa, di questo eccezionale periodico di floricoltura belga, è  in 23 volume, per un totale di circa 2480 tavole cromolitografate. Spesso viene proposta  in tre parti (voll. I - X; XI - XV e XVI - XXIII), fra loro distinte per una diversa titolazione al frontespizio. Tra il 1845 e il 1880 quest'opera apparve sotto forma di rivista, inviata a collezionisti e floricoltori dal vivaista belga Louis van Houtte, fondatore di uno "Stabilimento" nei cui vivai si crearono bellissime varietà di fiori, che vennero apprezzate in tutta Europa, grazie anche alle stupende tavole che le ritraevano. L'attività ebbe un tracollo con la morte di van Houtte. Comunque nei 40 anni circa di vita della rivista poterono cimentarsi valenti litografi belgi. I nomi di Severeyns, Stroobant e Pannemaker sono diventati giustamente famosi. Tutte le tavole dei primi dieci volumi, dei quale il nostro volume fa parte, vennero stampate da Stroobant. A nostro avviso i primi 10 volumi sono i migliori della serie. L'incertezza nel numero delle tavole nasce dal fatto che quelle doppie e quelle quadruple vengono rispettivamente  conteggiate come due tavv. e quattro tavv., ciò rispondendo alle intenzione dell'editore. Quest'ultimo però  non sempre rispetta la regola che si è imposto e conteggiava come singola una tavola doppia o, come se non bastasse, inserisce nella numerazione delle tavole a colori anche quelle litografate al bistro, che in linea   di massima ne sono escluse. Nell'esemplare in questione la tavola mancante ( a doppia pagina) è contraddistinta dai numeri 975 - 976.

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        Gnadenthal in der Pfirsich- und Birnbaumblüthe im September. Doppeltondruck-Lithographie v. Suhl, 1854. 29,4 x 42,6 cm.

      1854 - Schöne Ansicht der Mission in Genadendal (Provinz Westkap in Südafrika) mit einigen Personen und Tieren im Vordergrund.- Angestaubt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Grains de mil

      1854. Joël Cherbuliez, Paris & Genève 1854, 13x20cm, relié. - Joël Cherbuliez, Paris & Genève 1854, 13x20cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in metà delle terre di Siena tela, dorso piatto decorato con filetti dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, piccoli strappi sui tagli vincolanti contemporanea. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore. Pochi foxing minore. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi toile terre de Sienne, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, petits accrocs sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Henri-Frédéric Amiel. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Quatre années en Orient et en Italie ou Constantinople, Jérusalem et Rome en 1848, 1849, 1950, 1851.

      - Paris, Louis Vivès, 1854. In-8 de 472 pp.; cartonnage vert décoré de l'éditeur. Edition originale. En très bon état. Dorures au dos passées. Rare. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 20% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description du Royaume Thai ou Siam comprenant la Topographie, Histoire Naturelle, Moeurs et Coutumes, Législation, Commerce, Industrie, Langue, Littérature, Religion, Annales des Thai et Précis Historique de la mission.

      Paris, se vend au profit de la Mission de Siam, 1854. 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-12, (2) + 488 pp. (Tome I) - (2) + 425 pp. (TomeII), reliure ancienne demi-basane, dos lisses, tranches mouchetées, rousseurs habituelles sur cet ouvrage plus accentuées sur le Tome I, bon état d'ensemble. Les ouvrages sont ornés de vignettes et de 16 planches et d'une grande carte dépliante du Siam (petite déchirure). Monseigneur Pallegoix, Evêque de Mallos était Vicaire Apostolique du Siam et fondateur de la première école catholique de Bangkok. Il s'agit d'un des premiers ouvrages sur le Siam parus au XIXe siècle, après la rupture des relations du pays avec l'Occident à la fin du XVIIe siècle. L'auteur examine tous les aspects historiques et quotidiens de la vie et de la culture siamoises. Grand connaisseur du Siam, il a aussi publié de savants ouvrages de linguistique siamoise, un dictionnaire latin-thai en 1850 et un dictionnaire siamois-français-anglais en 1896.

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        9 eigenh. (Bild-)Postkarten, 2 (davon 1 eh. und 1 ms.) Briefe und 1 eh. Billett, alle mit U. bzw. Initialen. Verschiedene Orte, 1854 bis 1972.

      1854. Zusammen 15 SS. auf 13 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Mit 1 eh. adr. Kuvert, die Karten mit eh. Adresse. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit Major Robert von Banko: "Es war also, zumindest dem Vernehmen nach, der Otto die Ursache, aus der ich von Hansi ausgeladen worden bin. Denn irgendwer hatte Hansi angerufen und Otto'n bei ihm angesagt. Warum Ihr beide das dann so besonders ungeschickt angefangen habt, diesen Umstand zu verheimlichen, weiss ich freilich nicht. Denn hättest Du mir gesagt: 'Der Otto kommt', so wäre ich schon ganz von selber nicht in jene einstige Ehrfeld-Wohnung gekommen. Auch die Gefahr, dass ich dort irgendwen geohrfeigt hätte, was Hansi gefürchtet zu haben scheint, hätte nicht bestanden. Ich weiss allerdings nicht, ob das ganze wirklich seine Richtigkeit hat. Es ist, wie gesagt, ein Grücht, hat aber eine gewisse Wahrscheinlichkeit. Doch wie immer es sich damit verhalten mag: Die Holenias sind nun einmal gerne bös aufeinander [...]" (a. d. Br. v. 9. X. 1972). - Beiliegend ein Konzertprogramm mit kleiner eh. Anmerkung, der Brief eines "Lambert " an einen "Herrn Doktor" betr. einer Verstimmung zwischen dem Wiener Vizebürgermeister Johann Mandl und Lernet-Holenia (dat. 30. X. 1963) sowie das Typoskript einer Rede, die Hilde Spiel im Namen der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung zum Ableben von Alexander L.-H. gehalten (2 SS. auf 2 Bll., gr.-4to, im Durchschlag).

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        HARD TIMES

      1854. From Dickens' "Household Words." New-York: Published by T.L. McElrath & Co., 1854. Original light tan wrapper with the imprint of Federhen & Company, Boston. First American Edition, published on August 8, 1854. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in twenty weekly issues of Household Words, in May to September 1854. In an 1857 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, there is a brilliant account of the 1854 McElrath and Harper editions of HARD TIMES that had come out three years earlier; we quote it here with the kind permission of our friend Walter Smith, bibliographer of Dickens's American editions.~When young McElrath,... a beginner in the business, succeeded in securing the right to the advance sheets of Dickens's "Hard Times," by paying fifteen hundred dollars -- a price which the Harpers would not pay -- they, the Harpers, determined to oppose him... The only advantage that could accrue to him from his heavy outlay was the receipt of the few last chapters two or three weeks in advance of their publication in London. These he received, printed the whole in book form, and expected to remunerate himself by the sale of a large edition before other publishers could get out the English copy. He trusted to the courtesy and honor of the other publishers to secure him in the possession of his honorably purchased right. But the Harpers were waiting for him. They had kept pace with the publication chapter by chapter, and on the day that McElrath issued the book complete, they probably secured the first copy, set up the last chapters, and the next day came out with an edition at half the price, sold a large edition at cost price, entirely stopped the sale of McElrath's book, robbed him of the profits of his enterprise, and literally crushed the young rival out of existence.~Though the title page of this copy reads "New-York: Published by T.L. McElrath & Co., 1854," the front wrapper reads "Boston: Federhen & Company, 1854." Federhen was not a publisher, but rather a retailer who had arranged to be a distributor of McElrath's edition; this is one of several binding variants of the first edition. (This copy has the 25-cent price on the wrapper X'ed out, and the price "17 cts" entered in ink -- indicating a copy sold at a discount after Harper had killed their sales.)~This copy is in very good condition, with the spine atypically intact -- rather remarkable condition for such a fragile volume (some wrapper fore-corners chipped away but not affecting print, one small ink-stain on the front). Smith pp 323-328, binding D (Federhen); Podeschi A138 (7th copy).

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        Flora del Tirolo meridionale ossia descrizione delle specie fanerogame che crescono spontanee sopra il suolo trentino e nelle terre adjacenti comprese fra la catena delle Alpi Retiche sino ai confini del Lombardo-Veneto loro proprietà ec. ec.: opera disposta dietro il metodo naturale ed elaborata sull'erbario facchiniano e proprio.

      Sicca, Padova, 1854. 9 dispense. (XX 964 p.; 820 [1] c. di tav. ripieg.) bross. "Mi applicai da prima alle Scienze naturali alla storia ed alla filosofia; la botanica divenne la scienza di mia particolare predilezione ed ottenni molti incoraggiamenti da botanici distinti. Ho compilato una Flora Tiroliæ australis contenente le Monocotiledoni e le Dicotiledoni dalle conifere alle Rubiacee". Importante opera che uscì sotto forma di 9 dispense divise in due volumi (Monocotiledoni e Dicotiledonie) perciò quanto mai rara da trovare completa e ben conservata come il nostro esemplare. Bella. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1854-1857. 32 ...

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        Topographie minéralogique du département du Puy-de-Dôme suivie d'un dictionnaire oryctognostique, d'une liste des noms des roches et minéraux, d'un tableau des hauteurs des montagnes, villes, villages, et hameaux du même département, au dessus du niveau de la mer, et d'un tableau comparatif de ces hauteurs.

      1854 Clermont-Ferrand Typographie de Hubler, Bayler et Dubos, éditeurs. In-8 broché, 243p. Bon état malgré quelques rousseurs. Brochage solide.

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        Rolandseck".

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

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        Viennese boxed friendship album containing autogr. dedications by Fanny Elßler, Franz Grillparzer, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, etc. Vienna, mostly 1854-1887.

      1854. Large oblong 8vo. 43 ff. in carmine red velvet cassette with four gilt brass fittings and moirée satin endpapers. All edges gilt; red calf spine. Qu.-gr.-8vo. The 33 entries, some written on the album leaf, others in letters or separate sheets of paper mounted within the album, are by the poets and playwrights Eduard von Bauernfeld, Ignaz Franz Castelli, Franz Grillparzer ("Was man den Kindern thut | Ist doppelt gut; | Weil im Erfolg, den Jeder sieht | Man ihre Ältern miterzieht"), Friedrich Halm (i. e. Baron Münch-Bellinghausen), Paul Maria Lacroma, Heinrich Laube, Betty Paoli, Otto Prechtler and Moritz Gottlieb Saphir; the scholars Helene von Druskowitz, Carl Helm, Ernst Pauer and Johann Emanuel Veith; the composer J. Hoven (i. e. Johann Vesque von Püttlingen: five-bar muscial quotation with the text: "und wäre nicht das Bißchen Liebe, so gäb' es nirgends einen Halt"); the singers Alois Ander and Emil Götze; the actors and actresses Marie Bayer-Bürck, Carl and Elisabeth Fichtner, Amalie Haizinger, Stella Hohenfels, Carl von La Roche, Carl Lucas, Louise Neumann, Carl and Julie Rettich, Mathilde Wildauer, Charlotte Wolter and Zerline Würzburg (wife of Ludwig Gabillon) and the dancer Fanny Elßler (fragment). A signature by Emperor Franz Joseph is mounted into the album. The pretty collection is topped off by a watercolour (signed Franz Steinfeld) and an oil landscape (signed "J. W.", corners broken). - Includes an ALS by Ignaz Franz Castelli (dated Vienna, 25 March 1864).

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        Acta de la Junta Gral. de Autoridades. funcionarios publicos, prelados eclesiasticos, gefes militares y diputaciones de las corpaciones, en que se aclamo Presidente Perpetuo de la Republica de Guatemala al Exmo. Sr. Capitan Gral. Don Rafael Carerra

      [Guatemala]: Imprenta de la Paz, 1854. Broadside. About fine, some minor creasing at corners.. 1 sheet. The smaller and less elaborate of two versions of this broadside (see our 43558 for a larger issue). This one printed on green, rather than plain, paper. José Rafael Carrera Turcios (1814-1865) was the president of Guatemala in two distinct periods: 1844 to 1848, when his policies attempted to balance liberal aspirations against the conservative elite and from 1851 to 1865, during which period he was president for life, when he closely allied himself with the conservative establishment, the church hierarchy, and the rich landowners. As the most influential politician in Guatemala, with virtually monarchal powers, Carrera also intervened in the development of his neighboring states to aid the conservative rule in El Salvador and Honduras. Dated 21 October 1854. Declaration followed by list of authorities. While there are no copies located on OCLC, COPAC, European Libraries, CCILA., or any Latin American Libraries, this issue is held at archives of two institutions: Central American Printed Ephemera Collection at Tulane and Miscellaneous Broadsides Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.

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        LOS HEROES Y LAS MARAVILLAS DEL MUNDO

      Lib. José Perez y la del Hered. de Tieso - Barcelona. 1854-1856. Castellano. 8 vols. 25x17,5 cm. 810+715+720+692+668+664+692+556 pags. Magnífica Obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Californie et dans l'Orégon

      L. Maison 1854 - - L. Maison, Paris 1854, 17x25cm, broché sous étui. - Edition originale. Ouvrage illustré de 2 cartes. Dos fendu comportant de petits manques essentiellement en tête, premier plat volant, petits manques angulaires sur les plats, quelques rousseurs. Rare exemplaire présenté sous un étui qui le protège. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. With two maps. Spine cracked with small lacks principally at head, upper cover detached, small angular lacks to covers, a little foxing. A rare copy, housed in a protective case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dizionario geografico universale...

      Soc. ed. Italiana, 1854-62. Cinque volumi di cm. 24 contenenti l'opera generale suddivisa in quattro parti di pp. xcviii, 1620; 2160 + 219 di supplemento. In coda al quarto volume troviamo inoltre: SCIFONI F. Specchio statistico rappresentante la bilancia politica del globo... Torino, 1862. Il quinto volume è infine composto dall'Atlante geografico universale per corredo al dizionario... Torino, 1862. Con 83 carte geografiche a colori e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura uniforme in mezza pelle verde con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Alcune delle carte geografiche uniformemente brunite, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune a reperirsi completo di tutte le sue parti come il presente esemplare.

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        Ladák. Physical, Statistical, and Historical; with notices of the surrounding countries.

      London, Allen and Co., 1854. XII (2), 485 S. Mit 38 tls. farb. lithogr. Tafeln und 1 beigelegte aufgez. kol. Karte (66 x 103 cm- \"Map of the Punjab, Western Himalaya and adjoining parts of Tibel ..., by John Walker) Gr.-8°, HLeder der Zeit Pionierarbeit über Ladakh: Absolute Rarität! - Karte wurmstichig, Lihographien oft fleckig, Vorsätze neu, im wesentlichen sauber und ordentlich erhalten. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Ladak.

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        Acta de la Junta General de Autoridades. funcionarios publicos, prelados eclesiasticos, gefes militares y diputaciones de las corpaciones, en que se aclamo Presidente Perpetuo de la Republica de Guatemala al Exmo. Sr. Capitan Gral. Don Rafael Carerra

      [Guatemala]: n.p., 1854. Broadside. A very good copy, minor edgewear, fold, closed tear.. 1 sheet. Dated 21 October 1854. Declaration followed by list of authorities within elaborate border. The larger (by nearly four times) and more elaborate of two versions of this broadside proclaiming Rafael Carrera as President for life (see our item 43557). José Rafael Carrera Turcios (1814-1865) was the president of Guatemala in two distinct periods: 1844 to 1848, when his policies attempted to balance liberal aspirations against the conservative elite and from 1851 to 1865, during which period he was president for life, when he closely allied himself with the conservative establishment, the church hierarchy, and the rich landowners. As the most influential politician in Guatemala, with virtually monarchal powers, Carrera also intervened in the development of his neighboring states to aid the conservative rule in El Salvador and Honduras. No copies of this version located on OCLC, COPAC, European Libraries, CCILA., or any Latin American Libraries, though the smaller version can be found at Tulane and Univ. of Texas.

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        THE RUCK-KEENE FAMILY ALBUM

      This is a very interesting Album from the family of the Rev. Benjamin Ruck Keene, born June 1826 at Buckland Surrey, the Son of Charles Edmund Keene and Rebecca Frances Shiffner, he Studied at Cambridge University then went on to be Rector of Buckland Surrey, with other posts as Deacon at Chichester, Vicar at Bentley Suffolk, , Rector at Erwarton with Woolverston Suffolk, Vicar of Newant Gloucestershire, Rector of Copford Essex, the family home of Ruck Manor in 1888, by Royal licence on 8th July 1841 he assumed the surname Ruck, an addition to his patronymic Keene, he died in 1888, the family home of Ruck Manor was then passed on to his third son Revd' Benjamin Ruck Keene Rector of Copford Colchester Essex. The Album which seems mainly to date to the period around the 1870s, is packed full of very interesting photographs of the Ruck Keene and Shiffner family, and of the travels through Europe and New Zealand, at the opening of the album there are a number of pages of photographs of Queen Victoria and the Royal Family, The Keene family Home , others of Hamsey, and Hamsey Rectory, Cardean, Newick Park and Church, The Ketches, one of the photographs shows a horse drawn cart, on the side of the cart are the words "Major Keene, Tiddington Oxfordshire", he was a Major in the 2 Dragoon Guards, and interestingly was based at Shrewsbury in Shropshire in 1891, ( it was in Shrewsbury that this album was acquired by me), other photos of Henley on Thames, Edinburgh, Killiecrankie, Dunkeld, Gloucester. Ashby, Malvern, Boscastle, Bottallack Mine, Mullion Cove Cornwall, The Solent, Ventnor Isle of Wight, Shanklin, Easbourne, Oban, York, Warwick, Guys Cliffe Mill, Warwick Castle, Chester and a photo of the Bishop of Chester dated 1875. Benjamin's Grand Tour Travels in Europe which show his interest in art and especially ecclesiastical art, with photographs of many of the art treasures of the continent. His travels also included New Zealand with photos of Waipara Valley, Wellington, Swyncombe house and members of the Kaikora Bench, Mr St. Hills house at Wellington & other scenic photos of New Zealand and a Signed Photograph of Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld the Prime Minister of New Zealand. And a Photo of Wirimu Tamihana (Wiremu) the Leader of the Ngati Haua Maori, who is sometimes known as the Kingmaker for his role in the Maori King Movement, the photograph has a nice hand painted border of Maori Weapon and tools. Also a well recorded trip to Italy and Seriate, with a group of photos of the Tasca Family, including Conte & Contessa Tasca, and family members Maria, Giulio, Emilio &c at Seriate, along with quite a number of original paintings and drawings of the area dated 1854 -1864, also the Keene family must have met with Giuseppe Garibaldi the Italian General, politician and nationalist, as there is a Signed photo of Garibaldi with an inscription dedicated to Miss Ruck-Keene dated 1862, with photos of Conte Ottavio Tasca, photographs of Venice, Pisa, Rome, Florence, Hyeres, Mentone, Sorrento, Matteranerthal, Seelisberg Switzerland in 1866, Brunnen, Treeves, Lucerne, Wellhorn, Cairo Egypt, Khedives Summer Palace in Turkey, there is one page of the album with a photograph of a child in a horse drawn buggy with hand drawn characters from "Alice in Wonderland" decorating the page the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit. The Album is bound in a recent half leather binding titled and decorated in gilt to the spine, measuring just over 12 inches tall, illustrated with over 650 photographs , Paintings and drawings, a number of the photographs have very nice hand painted decorated borders. Regarding the condition, there is a small blemish to the leather on the upper cover else the binding is in excellent condition, internally there is evidence of a very small number of the photographs having been lost over the years else in good condition, many of the photographs are not captioned, but one or two of the loose ones that have been tipped in again have had pencilled notes on the reverse, there is a possibility others do as well, a previous owner of the album has carried out some family research and has added a few pencilled notes to some of the family photograph pages with names and dates of various family members, with a loosely inserted printed biography of the Reverend Benjamin Ruck-Keene, A fine Victorian Family Album that would be worthy of further research and study

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        Kreuzesblumen katholischer Legenden von Dr. I. F. Castelli. (Noch ungedrucktes Manuskript). [Wien, nicht vor 1854].

      1854. Eigenh. Manuskript. Kalligraphiertes Titel- und Widmungsblatt, 216 nicht numerierte Seiten. Mit einem lithographierten Portrait des Dichters. Zeitgenössischer Leinenband mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, Rückentitel und -vergoldung. Blindgeprägte Deckelfileten und Eckstücke, Seidenmoireevorsätze, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 4to. Das hier vorliegende Werk sollte - entgegen Castellis Annahme am Titelblatt - ungedruckt bleiben; weder bei Kosch, der neben einer Bibliographie der knapp zweihundert veröffentlichten Werke Castellis auch eine Aufstellung der nicht gedruckten bringt, noch bei Wurzbach findet sich ein Hinweis auf den vorliegenden Titel. Wie aus dem kalligraphierten Widmungsblatt hervorgeht, hatte Castelli sein lyrisches Alterswerk zur Dedikation an "Seine Heiligkeit Papst Pius IX." vorgesehen. Das Manuskript durchgehend in der sauberen Kurrentschrift Castellis, die Titel und Überschriften jeweils kalligraphisch hervorgehoben. Einige Gedichte (u. a. "Bischof Ludgerus", "Die Schildwache Gottes" u. "Der Braten") - ebenfalls eigenh. von Castelli - mit blauem Farbstift korrigiert. Der Humorist und Dramatiker Castelli, der zu Lebzeiten als "der populärste Dichter Österreichs" (Wurzbach, zit. nach DBA I, 183, 63) galt und dessen Gedichte u. a. "von Goethe mit Lob bedacht" (Kosch II, 531) wurden, widmete sich im Alter neben der Niederschrift seiner Memoiren vor allem humanistischen und sakralen Werken. - Am fliegenden Vorsatzblatt der eigenhändige Besitzvermerk von Castellis Tochter Emilie Weyringer-Castelli; später Teil der Autographensammlung des berühmten Wiener Mediziners Rudolf Ritter von Vivenot (1807-1884, vgl. DBE). Vivenot, "einer gesuchtesten und beliebtesten Ärzte" seiner Zeit (Wurzbach zit. nach DBA I, 1309, 333), erwarb von Castelli selbst schließlich auch dessen Alterssitz, das Gut Berghof in Lilienfeld (nach Wurzbach in: DBA I, 183, 60 [Castelli] und 1309, 313 [Vivenot]). - Der dekorative Einband an den Ecken und Kapitalen etwas berieben, innen papierbedingt minimal gebräunt; im Ganzen sehr ansprechend gestaltetes und gut erhaltenes Widmungsmanuskript.

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        Les Cartes à jouer et la cartomancie.

      Paris Hachette 1854 In-12 de VI-390 pp., maroquin vert, dos à nerfs, coupes ciselées, dentelles intérieure, tranches marbrées (Simier). Edition originale. Histoire illustrée de Paul Boiteau (1830-1886) assortie de nombreux documents sur l'introduction des cartes en Europe par les bohémiens et sur les jeux autrefois en vogue. Contient : I. Histoire des cartes II. Le jeu et les Joueurs III. La Cartomancie et les Cartomanciens ; Méthodes pour tirer les cartes suivant les prescriptions du célèbre Etteilla ; Appendice bibliographique, ou indication des sources de l'histoire des cartes. 40 vignettes dans le texte, de tarots et cartes à jouer, jeux des fables jeux chinois, républicain etc. Très bel exemplaire dans une reliure de Simier. Caillet, I, 1357 : « Peu commun ».

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