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        France No.4.

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

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        Octagonal Room".

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

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        Zollverein.

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

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        Minerals.

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

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        Sweden & Denmark.

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

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        Annali d'agricoltura. In continuazione del Giornale Agrario Lombardo - Veneto.

      Ed. ri Annali Universali, 1854/1856. 8 tomi su 6 voll. in 8° , m. pelle. Ogni vol. è di ca. 500 pp. Disponiamo degli anni 1854, 1855 e 1856. L' Opera è dotata di 9 fig. e di 64 cromolitografie. Le pp. 23 / 26 del 4° vol. , 6° tomo, sono sciolte. La p. 81 / 82 del 2° vol. presenta uno strappo che lede ma non impedisce la lettura del t.

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        The Social Orchestra for Flute or Violin. A Collection of Popular Melodies Arranged as Solos, Duets, Trios, and Quartets.

      Firth, Pond & Co., New York 1854 - 4to. 83, [i] pp. Cloth-back original publisher's printed boards. Boards heavily scraped and and worn, front free endpaper and title separated from the block, verso front endpage with two lines of music in an unknown hand, stray ink marks to title, ownership signatures on inside front board, inner front hinge split, occasional foxing but internally very good. Whittlesey and Sonneck, p. 47-48. OCLC 6979477. Howard, p. 395. "The 'Social Orchestra' is a notable volume. Its eighty-three pages of music present various instrumental arrangements of popular airs of the day, melodies from well-known operas, arrangements of Foster's own songs, and several new instrumental works composed by himself." (Howard, p. 237).With this publication, Foster turned his hand to instrumental music aimed very specifically for the parlor. The Social Orchestra, published in 1854 by Firth, Pond, & Co., was a compendium of 73 arrangements for flute, violin, piano, and other instruments. The selections ranged from the operatic, including thirteen tunes by Donizetti, and the classical, Jullien, Abt, Mozart, and Schubert, and finally to popular airs, including his own. The collection was ideal for informal home entertainment. The arrangements lent themselves to various combinations and numbers of instruments and included many tunes for dancing, a favorite parlor pastime. The collection proved to be very popular, but for Foster it was not a money-maker. He received a flat fee of only $150 from the publisher, which may explain why this was his only venture into instrumental arranging. Foster occasionally composed piano pieces, but song writing was his forte, and he returned to it once the Social Orchestra was completed.

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. Hellmesberger"). Vienna, 27. I. 1854.

      1854. 8vo. 2¾ pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. One addendum (s. b.). To Legal Councellor Veith in Prague, thanking for being honoured. - Together with an autograph musical quotation signed by Ferdinand Hiller (5 bars for piano, with autogr. envelope).

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        Narrative of a Voyage to TheNorthwest Coast of America in the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or,the First American Settlement of the Pacific. Translated and edited byJ.V. Huntington.

      New York. Redfield, 1854.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 12mo. 18.5cm, the FirstEdition, 376,[8]p., book ads., with 3 wood engraved plates., in theoriginal dark blue green diamond grain cloth, blind stamped borders onthe boards, gilt spine titles, expertly restored, small thumb sized dampstain on the frontis and some foxing throughout, a very good to finethus. (cgc) Lande 1180. TPL 985 Wagner-Camp 16. Cowan p90. Field 558.Howes F-310. Sabin 25432. Smith 3244. Strathern 194. Gabriel Franchere,1786-1863. First English language edition, with an additional chapter andan appendix, the latter providing further information regarding the fateof other members of the expedition. The first edition was published inFrench in Montreal in 1820. The book is the most important source onJohn Jacob Astor's attempt in 1811 to establish the first Americansettlement on the Pacific Coast. FranchŠre, then in the employ of thePacific Fur Company, was attached to Astor's expedition to the ColumbiaRiver to found a trading post at Astoria. His narrative describes thedifficult voyage out in the Tonquin, by way of Cape Horn, and presentsa faithful chronicle of events at Astoria from its founding until itssurrender to the Northwest Company in 1813. It includes an account of theauthor's five month overland return journey three years later, up theColumbia River, through the Rockies and across the Canadian prairies toMontreal It was the basis for Washington Irving's more famous novel,Astoria. .

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        Les metamorphoses du jour. acompagnees d'un texte par M.M. Alberic Second, Louis Lurine, Clement Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Precedees d'une notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc

      Gustave Havard, Libraire, Paris, 1854 - Cortes dorados. Puntos de oxido. Firma antiguo propietario. Size: 8º Mayor. 283 Pp. LXX Láminas Litografias Color [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hard Times

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1854. For these times. Octavo (184 × 110 mm). Late 19th-century red crushed morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, decorative border to covers gilt, turn-ins and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Neatly repaired small tear to half-title, short closed tear to head of title page, tear to head of p. 269 not affecting text, the odd spot of light foxing; an excellent copy, attractively bound. First edition in book form (originally serialised in Household Words April?November 1854), first issue with all of Smith's internal flaws uncorrected: p. 12, line 27 "vir tually", line 29 "su itable"; p. 16, line 17 raised point at the end of the line; p. 60, line 10 comma rather than full stop after "her"; p. 86, line 27 "to" dropped slightly in "into"; p. 108, last line "t" missing in "[t]hese"; p. 122 last line "s he"; p. 147, line 18 undotted "i" in "in"; p. 231, line 32 "l ong"; p. 244, page number reads "44"; p. 265, line 21 no quotes at the beginning of the line.

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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.

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        ANTIQUITIES OF SHROPSHIRE

      Complete in Twelve parts, here bound in six Published in London by John Russell Smith in the years 1854-60 in 12 parts, this is the First Edition of Eyton's "Antiquities of Shropshire" limited to only 300 copies, illustrated with 135 wood engraved plates and 15 folding maps, 8vo bound in old half leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards, and marbled endpapers, with very nice later replacement leather spines, top edges gilded, this is a highly regarded and important Scholarly work. The Historian Chester Waters is quoted as saying that Eyton "Stands alone in the Literary world as a County Historian". This set originally came from the Library of The Duke of Bedford, with his bookplate in the opening volume. The bindings have some wear to the leather corners which have been professionally restored, internally some foxing to endpapers, occasional marks to a few pages, else generally contents nice and clean. A nicely presented Set of this Rare and sought after work,

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        La Poésie des races celtiques.

      Paris Claye et Cie 1854 Grand in-8 de 36 pp. ; relié à la suite : Des religions de l'Antiquité et de leurs derniers historiens. (28) pp. chiffrées 821-848 ; les deux pièces reliées en 1 vol. grand in-8, demi-chagrin vert, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Tiré à part de la Revue des deux mondes du 1er février 1854 tiré à très petit nombre. A la fois célébration du génie celtique et « discours des origines », les deux essais sur la civilisation celtique d'Ernest Renan sont aussi un hommage à sa Bretagne natale dont l'éminent philologue maîtrisait admirablement la langue. Ex-libris « L. Héraud ». Un seul exemplaire au Ccfr (BM Rennes).

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        Histoire pittoresque, dramatique et caricaturale de la sainte Russie: d'après les chroniqueurs et historiens Nestor, Nikan, Sylvestre, Karamsin, Ségur, etc., etc., etc. Comentée et illustrée de 500 magnifiques gravures par Gustave Doré, gravées sur bois par toute la nouvelle école sous la direction générale de Sotain

      Paris: J. Bry aîné, libraire-éditeur, 1854 Paris: J. Bry aîné, libraire-éditeur, 1854. . Quarter leather and vellum.. Poor. "4º, (284x192mm.); 207 p. (printed rectos, blank versos).- // Firmly bound in quarter vellum, romantic style spine with gilt bands and ornamentation, as the spine label. Copy of the first tirage (Imp. Lacour), with the original covers (Imp. Simon Raçon), missing title page and half-title, with p. 89 without red blotch and p. 97 with red ink blotch. Lower corners of pages 1, 67, 69 and 71 repaired prior to 1950 with added margins; paper, as in practically all other copies, with some foxing.- // Prov.: No data.- // The event of the Crimean War in 1854, which was seen in Western Europe as a big war, as it was the first war to  broadcast live to the whole population with the chronicles published by various journals, sent in by the large number of journalists that travelled there -war reporting was born during this specific time-, also meant the end of the spirit of the Congress of Vienna of 1814, where the governments of the European powers had agreed a continental peace of mutual protection from the respective absolutist regimes against the emerging liberalisms -term under which would be included all the contrary political positions, the political spectrum that today we would trace from liberalism to communism. At this time, besides being scarcely 22 years old, the young Gustave Doré had already been publishing satirical and caricature drawings for six years in journals like 'Le Journal pour rire' and 'Le Journal pour tous' and had illustrated some graphic albums where he displayed the sequence of the narrative in vignettes of varied sizes and compositions that went beyond the very formal canons of graphic illustration at that time. The nationalist fervour associated with the liberalism of the time drove him to publish what would come to be the last of his albums, and the only one where he was the author of both the illustrations and the text: a brutal allegation against a Russia described as vile and with cruel customs governed by a series of despotic and barbarian tsars, where Doré makes a extravagant parody and satire of the events he mentions. This was not by chance, because on those very dates, he was designing the illustration for the complete works of Rabelais, packed-full of extravagances, in accordance with those of Rabelais himself, which would be published in that year, giving him great fame. As for this album, Doré decided to use xylographs and it was required to cover nothing less than 500 vignettes in the most diverse formats, the woodblocks were made by a whole team of engraving apprentices under the direction of Noël Eugène Sotain (1816-1874). The diversity of styles used by Doré and the plethora of engravers converged to give this album its singularity: for instance the ironical  ground-breaking resources to the famous images on pages 89 and 97, where the Russia of Ivan the Terrible is first shown with a vignette that covers the entire page with only a huge red ink blotch, to later place another vignette where many figures laboriously work with brooms, buckets and cloths to clean the blotches that fall over a map of the south of Russia. These ink blotches were added by hand, copy by copy, so that there are copies with both blotches, without any blotches, or with just one of them, like ours, which shows the blotch on page 97, but lacks that of page 89. The work, that incited the war against Russia, would come to be forbidden two years later by Napoleon III, who ordered the collection of all existing copies and their destruction to prevent susceptibilities when, in 1856, the Congress of Paris was held to seal a peace treaty that would replace the Vienna agreements. Curiously, on the medal printed on the back cover, Doré managed to fit, together the profile portraits of his editor, Bry, and his engraver mentor, Sotain, his own portrait.- // Refs.: Leblanc, p.135; Vicaire, III, 286."

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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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        MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR D'ESTAMPES CONTENANT LE DICTIONNAIRE DES GRAVEURS DE TOUTES LES NATIONS, DANS LEQUEL SONT DÉCRITES LES ESTAMPES RARES, PRÉCIEUSES ET INTERESSANTES AVEC L'INDICATION DE LEURS DIFFÉRENTS ÉTATS ET DES PRIX AUXQUELS CES ESTAMPES ONT ÉTÉ PORTÉES DANS LES VENTES PUBLIQUES, EN FRANCE ET À L'ETRANGER DEPUIS UN SIÈCLE,

      "4 volumes ; Paris : Emile Bouillon, 1854-1890 ; 639-640-625-271 p., 24 cm. " Nombreux monogrammes reproduits. 4 volumes in-8° Demi-chagrin à coins rouge, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, tête dorée. Rousseurs. Belle condition de l'ensemble..

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        Poésies de Jules Barbey d'Aurévilly, commentées par lui-même, publiées par G.-S. Trébutien

      Bruxelles, s.n. (Poulet-Malassis), Imprimerie de Gustave Briard grand in-8 (27 x 17,6 cm), 70 pp., demi-maroquin rouge, coins, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque). Seconde édition, en partie originale, tirée à 72 exemplaires. Cette nouvelle édition avait été préparée par G.-S. Trébutien et imprimée par Poulet-Malassis, sous le pseudonyme de Insignis Nebulo ; ellea été tirée, à l'insu de Barbey, à soixante-douze exemplaires et comporte les pièces de la première édition (Caen, Hardel, 1854)auxquelles sont ajoutées : "Sur un livre donné à Lily et "A Charles Coligny". Les commentaires sont des passages extraits des lettres de Barbey à Trébutien. Deux lettres de Poulet-Malassis, relatives à cette question ont paru dans le catalogue de l'exposition pour le centenaire de l'exposition des Fleurs du mal organisée à Alençon en octobre 1957 ; celle du 5 mai 1870 s'achève ainsi :"Le pseudonyme que j'ai pris est bien canaille : Insignis Nebulo". [Vicaire]. Un des très rares exemplaires imprimés sur papier de Chine (piqûres et coins légèrement émoussés).

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        DIE BAYERISCHE ARMEE UNTER KONIG MAXIMILIAN II]

      1854 - [Munchen, mey et Wildmayer 1854]. Un album in-folio oblong (48x42cm).Reliure de l'époque demi maroquin rouge. Dos orné de motifs dorés. L'ouvrage contient 19 lithographies (numérotées de 1 à 19) montées sur onglets, coloriées qui montrent les costumes militaires bavarois toutes portant la marque L.B. Absence de page de titre. Très légères rousseurs sinon bel état de l'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Industrious Boy

      [London], 1854. Pencil, inscribed on verso "John Everett Millais". 1 vols. 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 in. Framed. Leech, John. Pencil, inscribed on verso "John Everett Millais". 1 vols. 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 in. Leech and Millais were intimate friends and spent several hunting and fishing holidays together.

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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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