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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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        Sammelband mit 80 Theaterzetteln zu Aufführungen im Frankfurter Stadttheater.

      Frankfurt, 1854.. HLwd. d. Zt. 34 x 21,5 cm. Zumeist Aufführungen recht trivialer Komödien. - Block etwas angebrochen, einige Zettel mit kl. Einrissen, einer mit Ausriss.

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        18 eigenh. Briefe mit U. Wien, 1854 und 55.

      1854. Zusammen 30 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Finanzrat über Fragen der Bearbeitung, der Zensur und der Veröffentlichung hier nicht beiliegender Aufsätze und Novellen: "Die [...] Umarbeitung der Predigten ist mir sehr schwer geworden, wie Sie wohl aus der Verzögerung der Übergabe derselben werden erraten können [...]" (Br. v. 9. V. 1854). - "Anliegend habe ich die Ehre einen Aufsatz von Fürstedler [Leopold, Wirtschaftsbeamter und Schriftsteller, geb. 1815] - ½ Druckbogen stark - und eine umgearbeitete von der früheren Redaction vorgeschlagene und vom früheren Comité bereits angenommene Erzählung von Scheyrer [Ludwig, Ps., Viola, Schriftsteller, 1811-1874] zu überreichen, welche ungefähr 26-28 Seiten betragen wird. Da der Aufsatz von Fürstedler schon für das nächste Heft bestimmt ist, so bitte ich denselben schnell in Circulation zu setzen [...]" (Br. v. 26. IV. 1854). - Der gebürtige Grazer und Freund von Franz Grillparzer, Anastasius Grün, Friedrich Halm und Paul Heyse war Leiter des "Illustrirten Familienbuchs des österreichischen Lloyd" und schrieb teils unter dem Pseudonym C. Paul Gedichte, Romane und Schauspiele, die wiederholt aufgeführt wurden. Gemeinsam mit Ernst Birk, Eduard von Sacken und Joseph Müller gelang es ihm am 31. Oktober 1848 durch waghalsige Löscharbeiten die von den kaiserlichen Belagerungstruppen in Brand gesetzte Hofbibliothek vor dem Schlimmsten zu bewahren. Vgl. Kosch III, 1971 und Czeike IV, 478.

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        Il sognatore

      1854. Cliché - verre, 1854, privo di firma. Magnifica prova, edita dall'editore Sagot & Le Garrec nel 1921, impressa su carta coeva, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il cliché - verre è una innovativa tecnica incisoria introdotta intorno alla metà dell'Ottocento, che associava l'antica e paziente attività dell'artista incisore all'innovazione portata dall'invenzione della fotografia. Le incisioni su vetro non soltanto sono uno dei capisaldi dell'arte ottocentesca, ma costituiscono, nella loro unità dei valori, l'unico importante e organico tramite che unisce, in campo grafico, Romanticismo e Impressionismo. Hanno inoltre, per il nostro secolo, una speciale importanza culturale e storica: esse sono il primo esempio notevole di unione fra civiltà tecnica e arte. Cliché - verre, or glass print, without signature. A fine impression, printed on contemporary vowe paper, perfect condition. Published by Sagot & Le Garrec in 1921. Cliché - verre is an ambivalent thing, an inanity, the zero point in the graphic arts of the second half of the 19th century. The wide variety of terms used to describe this phenomenon in itself speaks volumes: "dessin sur verre pour photographie", "photogenic drawing", "dessin héliographique", "Hyalographie" (glass print), and "etching on glass". Situated somewhere between drawing, printing and photography, cliché - verre seems from the outset to have eluded firm definition; and even before agreement was reached on a term for it, the phenomenon of cliché - verre had already disappeared. Deltei 43 200 150

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        Autograph letter signed ("Gve. Flaubert"). No place, "vendredi / 3 h." [c. 1854].

      1854. 8vo. 2 pp. In French, an effusive and impatient letter to a fellow author and collaborator, offering advice on keeping the earnings on his poems, that he cannot access a notebook because he thinks he locked it up in an attic trunk together with the key, and that he is dissatisfied with the preface he wrote. In part, in translation: "Another question. What title? 'Posthumous Poetry' would only be good for a sub-title. I've been ransacking my brains and haven't come up with anything. - I've re-read my preface, with which I am not very satisfied. It seems cold, awkward, and poorly written. In short, it displeases me. I am going to rework it only insofar as correcting it goes. As for doing another one, I haven't got the time, and anyway, I can't see how I could do it better, even though I think it rather shabby." - Light chipping at edges and to centerfold, some small tape repairs to verso.

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        [In Arabic script: cheragh haa rewshenaaa der asewl pezeshekea = Illumination of the fundamentals of medicine]. Tabriz (Iran), dar al-Tabae [State Printing Office], 1271 AH [= 1854/55].

      1854. Folio (340 x 210 mm). [1],"194" [= 195], 108 [+ 4 blanks]; "240" [= 280]; [1], 5, 10 pp. A wholly lithographed book in nashk Arabic script, with 3 title-pages (all with decorative borders, the 1st and 3rd with elaborate floral and arabesque decoration), 56 lithographed anatomical illustration plates, a page of floral and arabesque decoration serving as a divisional "title" with almost no text, and the 1st and 2nd title-pages each followed by 2 text pages with elaborate floral and arabesque borders, the first page headed by the crowned Iranian emblem (a lion passant guardant, holding a sword in his right paw, with the sun issuant). Contemporary light brown goatskin, each board with blind single and double fillets forming a panel design, with 3 lozenge-shaped white parchment inlays with arabesque and floral decoration (a large one in the centre and a smaller one above and below), yellow paste-downs with a lithographed panel of elaborate arabesque and floral decoration. Very rare first (and only?) edition of an extensive Persian-language medical handbook by Mirza Mohammad-Vali, chief physician of the army under the fourth Qajar Shah, Nasar al-Din (reigned 1848-1896). It is a pioneering work of Iranian printing, which introduced European anatomical illustration to Persian physicians and helped to promote the study of European medicine, primarily in the army. While the book provides a broad introduction to medicine in general, its most remarkable feature is the collection of anatomical illustrations: 56 lithographed plates showing human skeletons and bones; muscles, tendons and ligaments; internal organs (male and female); and the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems. They are based on European models such as Vesalius, Scarpa and Fabrici. For centuries Arabic medicine had been more advanced than that in Europe in many respects, so that European advances in the Renaissance were heavily dependent on the study and translation of Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and other ancient Arabic sources. But European advances in anatomy and surgery had proved their benefits in treating shrapnel and gunshot wounds, and European doctors and public health officials were learning to reign in infectious diseases that proved a growing problem in Iran, especially in the modern cities where the greater mobility of domestic and foreign travellers met crowded conditions and sanitary facilities that were no longer able cope. So with growing contacts between Persia and Europe, and with the Persian army increasingly facing and using European artillery in the course of the 19th-century, the government and army became important adherents of the study of European medicine. When the government established the Dal al-Fonun (ancestor of the University of Tehran) in 1851 it included a medical school to train army physicians. Mirza Mohammad-Vali, a physician in the Royal Persian Regiment, was appointed 'hakimbáshiye nezâm (chief physician of the army) by the Shah in 1852. While European missionaries and the Armenian city of New Julfa outside Isfahan had introduced letterpress printing to Iran in the 17th century, efforts to print the connected Arabic script needed to reach an Arabic- or Persian-speaking audience had failed to overcome the technical, economic and linguistic obstacles. Lithographic printing was introduced to Persia at Tabriz in 1821, but matured only in the course of the 1840s, which saw the first extensively illustrated books. The lower capital investment of lithographic production, and the fact that it could more easily render the Arabic scripts in various styles, lead to its dominance for several decades. The present book reflects the growing European influence not only in the illustrations, but also in the decoration. While it uses many traditional Arabic or Persian conventions of layout and ornament, the decorations mix traditional Islamic arabesques with similar designs using less stylized floral motifs that appear to derive from European sources. The Iranian emblem, a sort of coat of arms for the Persian state, may also reflect European influences. Its design had been revised under the second Shah of the Qajar dynasty, Fath-Ali (reigned 1797-1834) and it was apparently at that time that the crown shown here was added. The book has five series of page numbers. Fully fledged title-pages introduce series 1 and 4, but the other one appears near the end of series 3, on its p. 235. Series 5 opens with a decorative panel that may have been intended as a title-page, but one can see only traces of lettering in the central opening (perhaps it was borrowed from another publication and the old text was removed from the stone). In the first series of page numbers 15 was accidentally repeated, and in the second series 4 blank pages (on the backs of pages 33, 66, 81 & 108) were not included in the count. The title-pages are unnumbered but sometimes counted as page 1 and sometimes preceding page 1. A few other pages are unnumbered or misnumbered (including the last page of the third series), but without further disturbing the sequence. Series 2 has no title-page, and at least in the present copy the leaves of the first and second series of pages alternate in groups of a few dozen pages, giving a very irregular pagination. The anatomical plates are inserted in groups between the pages of this combined series 1 and 2. The book is printed on unwatermaked wove paper, possibly machine-made. Bound differently than the pagination suggests, with the first two series of page numbers combined to form a single subdivision (see above). Slightly browned and with a small restoration in the decoration of the main title-page (an owner's stamp may have been removed) but still in good condition. A half dozen pages are slightly dirty and there is an occasional minor marginal defect. The binding is slightly worn and much of the decoration of the inlaid parchment is lost, but the binding remains structurally sound. A rare and remarkable Iranian lithographic medical work, with 56 anatomical plates. For lithography in Iran: Encyclopaedia Iranica (under Lithography, apparently unaware of the present work). For the author: Hormoz Ebrahimnejad, Medicine, Public Health, and the Qâjâr State, p. 51, and ibid., Medicine in Iran ... 1800-1925, (2014), note 131 on p. 190.

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        Généalogie imprimée et manuscrite : Armorial de la Noblesse de France, publié par une Société de Généalogistes Paléographes sous la direction de Mr d'Auriac (Extrait).

      Paris, Bureaux Héraldiques, (circa 1854-1866) ; in-4, toile écru, grande pièce de titre rouge sur le plat ; 9, (1) pp., couverture de papier glacé blanc imprimée en doré : armes des de Comeau, d'azur à la fasce d'or, accompagnée de trois comètes d'argent posées 2 et 1, l'écu timbré d'un casque, ayant pour cimier une comète. Joint, un manuscrit petit in-4, broché Notisse sur la famille de Comeau faite par Richard de Comeau 16 ff. et 1 f. ajouté de notes, en plus des notes en bas de pages. Originaire de Pouilly en Auxois en Bourgogne, des branches seront localisées en Lorraine, en Bresse et Maconnais (Pont de Vaux), etc. Alliances : de Gissey, Bréchard, Colombey, Colard, Chassenay, Equidam, Aequidam, Vienne, Bretagne, Voorme, Saint Vallier, la Ferrière, Argence, Lepeltier, Vergennes, la Ferté-Meung, Espiard de Macon, Chamflour, la Ferronays, Thy, Changey, Balathier-Lantage, Esbarres, Laincourt, Pernes, Germainvillier, Gagny, Brochereul, Couléart, Navel, Vassimon, Thierion de Briel, Rousset, Senigon, Roumefort du Cluseaux, Lorrain, Gabriel, Préval, Labouglize, Lesseux, Golbéry, etc. À part quelques petites rousseurs très claires, l'ensemble est en bon état. Il est intéressant de noter que le baron Sébatien Joseph de Comeau de Charry émigra, pendant la Révolution française, en Bavière, se mit au service de ce royaume, devint colonel puis major-général et reçut le titre de Chambellan du Roi de Bavière. En 1900, il a publié d'intéressants Souvenirs, pour la bataille d'Austerlitz et la campagne de Russie ; devenu l'intermédiaire entre Napoléon et Maximilien-Joseph lors de l'invasion de la Bavière par l'Autriche en 1805, il s'intègra ensuite dans la Grande Armée.

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        Broadside. Begins: Acta de la Junta Gral. de Autoridades ... en que se aclamo Presidente perpetuo de la Republica de Guatemala al ... Don Rafael Carrera.

      [Guatemala]: Imprenta de la Paz Folo extra (42.5 cm; 16.75"). [1] f.. 1854 Handsomely printed on yellow paper, this is the decree of 21 October 1854 making Carrera "president for life." The move to make Carrera the "perpetual" president began early in 1854 and was carefully orchestrated so as to bring one governmental department after another, all of the political districts, and the various elements of the military and the clergy into agreement. By October the critical mass was achieved and this document made it official. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC fail to locate any copies. Fine, as issued.

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        Shooting in the Himalayas A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, &c

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. First edition. Frontispiece and seven lithographic plates, engraved title, folding map, woodcuts throughout. xii, 375, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green ribbed cloth, spine and boards with pictorial gilt vignettes. Binder's ticket of Westleys & Co., London. Spine faintly toned, lightest touches of wear to tips. A bright, fresh, near fine copy of a classic work. First edition. Frontispiece and seven lithographic plates, engraved title, folding map, woodcuts throughout. xii, 375, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brilliant Copy in Cloth. Czech (Asia) p. 134 "an excellent and early work"; Abbey Travel 503; YAKUSHI 919940 M187

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        Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XI° au XVI° siècle.

      Paris, Librairies-imprimeries réunies, sans date. 10 volumes in-8°. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte: figures, plans, coupes, gravées sur bois. Ex-libris et cachet de bibliothèque. Quelques rousseurs marginales éparses. Réédition à l'identique de l'édition Bance-Morel (1854-1868). Reliure demi-chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisse orné à la plaque.

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        Lettre autographe signée de Lord Alfred Douglas sur Oscar Wilde

      - [WILDE Oscar] (1854 – 1900), écrivain irlandais Lettre autographe signée du poète et amant d’Oscar Wilde Lord Alfred Douglas à l’écrivain Lucie Delarue-Mardrus. Hove. Sussex 23 décembre 1929; 2 pages in-4° à son adresse. Prospectus joint. L’ancien amant choqué par les révélations faites dans le livre « Les amours d’Oscar Wilde » : « ( ) Je vous prie de lire les pages marqués dans les deux exemplaires du Mercure de France du 1er février et du 1er mars. Si après les avoir lu vous ne retirez pas votre livre « Les amours d’Oscar Wilde » de la circulation je serai vraiment étonné. L’histoire que vous racontez dans votre livre en ce qui concerne moi-même est un fatras de fausseté et de mensonges. C’est évidemment une simple reproduction des mensonges reconnus comme mensonges de Harris et de Ross. J’ai répondu définitivement à toutes ces calomnies dans mon « Autobiography » publié à Londres cette année par la maison Martin Sache. Dans ma lettre addressé à vous à la maison d’édition Flammarion je vous ai offert de vous envoyer une exemplaire de ce livre. La traduction française n’est pas encore faite, mais elle doit paraitre bientôt. Si vous voulez lire mon livre en anglais, vous verrez la cruauté de vos calomnies. D’ailleurs si vous voulez vous informer chez Miss Lautra qui connait toute l’histoire, et qui a une exemplaire de mon « Autobiography » vous serai convaincue j’en suis certain, de la terrible injustice que vous m’avez faite ( ) Frank Harris n’ose pas mettre le pied en Angleterre s’il venait dans ce pays il serait immédiatement arrêté et jeté en prison. Ross avant sa mort fut exposé comme le pire des scélérats, un maître-chanteur et un voleur. Il a volé mes lettres à Wilde. » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Esplorazione delle Regioni Equatoriali lungo il Napo ed il fiume delle Amazzoni. Frammento di un viaggio fatto nelle due Americhe negli anni 1846-47-48

      presso i Fratelli Centenari e Comp, 1854. 8vo (cm. 26), ritratto in antiporta, 344 pp. con una carta geografica più volte rip. e 15. tavv. litografiche. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro impresso al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Raro.

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        Hamburg und seine Umgebungen. Eine Sammlung malerischer Ansichten der Stadt und Umgegend, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der schönsten Punkte unserer Alster- und Elbufer, des Sachsenwaldes etc..( Mappe mit 50 lithographischen Tafeln )

      Gassmann Hamburg 1854 Umfangreiche Mappe mit 50 lose inliegenden getönten lithographischen Tafeln, Ohlnmappe mit Schließbändern, QuerGroß4° ( 31 x 39 cm ). Die schönen qualitätsvollen Ansichten ( jeweils mit umlaufender Bordüre ) zeigen: Hotel de l`Europe - Helgoland - Neuer Jungfernstieg und Lombardsbrücke - Alster Arkaden und Alter Jungfernstieg - Die kleine Michaeliskirche - Die Börse und Bank - Steinstraße und Neue Wasch- u.Badeanstalt - Aumühle bei Friedrichsruh - Eimsbüttel und Heuß-Hof - Steinwärde - Vorstadt St.Georg- Bahnhof und Palmaille in Altona - Pferdemarkt mit Markthalle, Jacobikirche und Thalia-Theater- Mühlenberg bei Blankenese - Altona vom Steinwärder gesehen - Rathausmarkt in Altona - Neue Lesehalle Bleichenbrücke - Fischmarkt in Altona - Aussicht von der Kunsthalle auf Binnenalster, Esplanade, Außenalster - Esplanade von der Alsterhöhe gesehen - Ellernthorsbrücke und alter Steinweg- Hamburg vom St.Georgs-Kirchturm gesehen - Blankenese - Gebäude der Patriotischen Gesellschaft - Senator Godeffroy`s Landhaus in Dockenhuden - Baron Brandt`s Landhaus in Neumühlen- Alter Jungfernstieg - Der Zoologische Garten mit Bärenzwinger, Wasserfallgrotte, Stelzvogelhaus - Der Zoologische Garten Restaurationsgebäude - Herrn Th.Dill`s Landhaus Grindelhof - Tivoli Theater St.Georg - Landhaus der Frau Dr.von Hess Harvestehuder Weg - Uhlenhorst II Landhäuser - Holstentor - Die St.Nicolai-Kirche - Partie aus Bauers Garten Blankenese - Das Rathaus in der Admiralitätsstraße - Schulgebäude Johanneum - Die neue Lombardsbrücke vom Alsterglacis gesehen - Sophienbad Reinbek - Hamburg von der Außenalster gesehen - Die St.Catharinenkirche - Aussicht vom Stintfang Elbhöhe - Die Infanteriekaserne - Elbpark - Schmidt`s Tivoli St. Georg- Harburg von der Höhe in Willstorf gesehen - Das Postgebäude - Zollvereins-Niederlage an der Sternschanze - Kehrwieder und Binnenhafen. Die Tafeln im weißen Außenrande teils etwas staub- bzw. stockfleckig ( wenige Tafeln stärker, wenige Tafeln auch in der Darstellung gering stockfleckig, 2 Tafeln in der Darstellung etwas stärker stockfleckig ), einige Tafeln mit kleinem Feuchtigkeitsfleck im Ober- bzw. Unterrand, insgesamt jedoch wohlerhalten. Wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Randläsionen. Einbandmappe etwas angestaubt und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten berieben und etwas bestoßen.( Gesamtgewicht 1600 Gramm) ( Pic / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Lithographien, Hamburg, Heuer, Elbe, Alster, Sachsenwald, Umgebung, Helgoland, Nikolaikirche, Zoo, Tierpark, Zoologischer Garten, Blankenese, Katharinenkirche, Kunsthalle, Rathausmarkt, Altona, Steinwerder, Katharinenkirche

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        PATROLOGIAE CURSUS COMPLETUS, SERIES SECUNDA, TOMUS CLXVII - CLXVIII - CLXIX - CLXX: SAECULUM XII, R.D.D. RUPERTI ABBATIS MONASTERII S. HERIBERTI TUITIENSIS, VIRI LONGE DOCTISSIMI SUMMIQUE INTER VETERES THEOLOGI OPERA OMNIA

      J.-P. Migne. 1854. In-4 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs. 1920 + 1668 + 1548 + 1400 pages. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du 1er tome. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Pièces de titre rouges et noires et étiquettes de code sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse au dos des 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne.

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        Paul et Virginie suivi de La chaumière indienne. Précédé d'une notice historique sur Bernardin de Saint-Pierre par M. C. A SAINTE-BEUVE.

      Paris, Furne, Libraire-éditeur, 1854. - Petit in-4 (17 x 26,2 cm); XXXVII (préface)-330 pp-1 f (table). Plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, caissons richement ornés d'arabesques dorés, plats décorés de larges arabesques romantiques, triple filets dorés sur les plats, trois tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, coupes filetées et pointées, nom du relieur en queue, reliure signée TRIPON. Très bel exemplaire (sans rousseurs) en reliure romantique s'inspirant du travail de Boutigny. Portrait en frontispice, illustré d'une carte en couleurs de l'Ile de France, 29 planches et 7 portraits hors texte protégés par une serpente de papier de soie avec légende imprimée et environ 450 vignettes dans le texte par Meissonnier, Français, Tony Johannot, etc. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Completa Collezione delle Opere Classiche nella Galleria Vaticana, dipinte de Raffaele Sanzio d'Urbino, Giulio Romano ed altri artisti. Illustrata da Carlo Hemans, in 96 Rami (A complete collection of the Classic Works in the Vatican Gallery).

      1854. PIALE Luigi. 1854 -1855. In-Folio.Carr. Cartonn. A restaurer. Plats abms. Dos abm. Intrieur acceptable. 96 + 43 pages et 47 + 41 planches collationnes (46.5 x 31 cm), de gravures en noir et blanc. Textes en italien et en anglais. Plats dtachs et dos absents. Quelques pages volantes. Manques de papier, accrocs, auroles et coupes frottes sur les plats de couverture. Suivi de I piu celebri quadri delle diverse scuole italiane riuniti nell'Appartamento Borgia del Vaticano (The most celebrated paintings of the different italian schools, collected in the Borgian Apartment of the Vatican)

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        Description du Royaume Thai ou SIAM comprenant la Topographie, Histoire Naturelle, Mœurs et Coutumes, Législation, Commerce, Industrie, Langue, Littérature, Religion, annales des Thai et précis historique de la mission.

      Au profit de la Mission de Siam Paris 1854 2 vol. in-12 de 2 ff.n.ch. 488 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. 425 pp., demi-veau fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de tittre et de tomaison. Bel exemplaire de cette édition originale. Ouvrage orné de figures, de 16 planches hors texte et d'une carte repliée (Cordier : Bibliotheca Sinica 735).

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        Le nobiliaire universel ou recueil général des généalogies historiques et véridiques des maisons nobles de l'Europe, complet des 6 volumes

      6In 4°. Ed. au secrétariat de l'industrie héraldique, Paris. 1854. Demi chagrin avec dos à nerfs. Rousseurs et mouillures sur les pages.Illustrations H.T. noire et blanche et couleurs. Petite usure du chagrin.

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         Mappemonde en deux hémisphères suivant l'état actuel des connaissances géographiques et les derniers voyages autour du monde.

      Paris J. Andriveau-Goujon 1854 En deux feuilles non jointes pouvant former une carte d'environ 870 mm x 1,31 m. Très belle mappemonde murale à deux hémisphères, de plus d'1,30 mètre de large. Exemplaire parfait avec contours aquarellés à l'époque.

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        Voyage Pittoresque en Russie. suivi d'un Voyage en Siberie par M.R. Bourdier.

      Paris c 1854 - Octavo (27 x 18.5 cm). Title-page with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece, 8 engraved plates with original hand-colour and 12 uncoloured plates. Contemporary fine binding of red scarlet morocco with a traditional allover Byzantine design blocked in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Unusually fine and superbly bound example of this celebrated illustrated account of Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The true portraicture of His Ma[jes]ties. royall ship the Soveraigne of the Seas built in the yeare 1637. [London, Peter Pett, 1637/38]. Large engraving (66.5 x 91 cm), printed from two plates on two sheets, assembled to make a single print. With title in English across the head, a slightly different Latin title across the foot (both outside the image area), Payne's name and privilege to the right of the Latin title, and two decorated cartouches with laudatory verses in the upper corners. In passepartout (not mounted) and easily detachable framed (90 x 114 cm).

      BM online cat. 1854,0614.252; H. Busmann, Sovereign of the Seas (2002), pp. 39-46 (locates 7 copies); Chatterton, Chats on naval prints, pp. 56-57. Rare and magnificent engraving of the extraordinary 17th-century English warship the Sovereign of the Seas, shown in full sail, flying 5 flags and more than a dozen pennons. With her more than 1500 tons and more than 100 guns, she surpassed all her contemporaries in size and gun power and cost about ten times as much as an average naval gunship. Besides being "one of the best known naval prints belonging to the seventeenth century ... extraordinarily rich of detail and of the greatest possible interest" (Chatterton), it is also by far the largest English engraved view to survive from the first half of the century. For the engraving, Payne had, most likely, access to the builder's draughts and plans and must have collaborated with Peter Pett for the engraving to be as representative of the ship as possible.Trimmed to the printed image at the two sides, not always completely straight, a few small tears (mostly repaired) at the head and foot, a few tiny spots and a tiny blemish, but still generally good, very attractive and printed in a crisp impression.

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        Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh.

      Day & Sons for Colnaghi London 30 August 1854 - Lithograph with contemporary hand-colour and gum arabic. Sheet: c. 45 x 62 cm. Light marginal soiling, closed tears repaired, most marginal or in the caption, only one very slightly touching the image. Fine panorama of Varna and its bay in the beginning of the Crimean War. In the preferred hand-coloured version. Separately published and rare: we could trace only three copies in public institutions, the only coloured copy being in the British Library; Queen Victoria acquired only the tinted version for the Royal Collection and there is another black-and-white copy in Varna's library. We could not trace any other copy on the market or at auction in recent decades. Britain and France declared war on Russia on 28 March 1854. At the beginning of June the allied troops joined Turkish forces at Varna (nowadays Bulgaria, on the west coast of the Black Sea), with the British fleet being under the command of Vice-admiral Sir James Dundas (commander of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean and Black Sea). The fleet included the ship HMS Spitfire (previously engaged in the hydrographic studies in Crete), where Lieutenant Arthur Mansell (1815-90) served under the command of Captain 2nd rank Thomas Spratt. The crew of the HMS Spitfire received an order to map major ports on the West coast of the Black Sea - Burgas, Varna, Balchik and Constanta. While mapping the Varna Bay Lieutenant Mansell made a sketch of Varna from the heights of the Frangensko plateau – "Varna from Kafirlu Tepeh". The encampments of the French and British forces around the town and Lake Devna are visible in the middle distance and to the right hand side. Arthur Lucas Mansell was born on August 20, 1815 on the island of Guernsey. Son of Admiral Sir Thomas Mansell (1777-1858), he studied at Elizabeth College in St. Peter Port and the Royal Navy College in Portsmouth. Mansell joined the Royal Navy in 1831 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1841. In this rank he served as hydrographer and cartographer on the Royal Navy ships in the Mediterranean and the Greek archipelago. On September 29, 1855 Mansell himself was promoted to captain 2nd rank and he commanded HMS Tartarus in 1856, then HMS Firefly in 1860, and the hydrographic ship HMS Hydra in 1863. He retired in 1866 reaching the rank of Vice Admiral in 1888. He died on February 28, 1890 in Halkida (Euboea, Greece). For his participation in the Crimean War Arthur Mansell was awarded the Turkish order "Medjidie " of 5th degree in 1858. Not in Abbey.

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