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         Histoire curieuse et pittorresque des sorciers

      Librairie populaire 1854 - 315pp. + 4 planches dépliantes imprimées en sanguines. Grand In-8 de 16,5 x 25cm. Reliure demi-chagrin à coins récente, charnières de cuir, papier à la colle peignée. Réalisation décorative mais techniquement mal maitrisée (pièce de titre ton sur ton collée avec un léger biais, plats au galbe trop prononcé, reliure qui a tendance à bailler une fois le livre ouvert). Papier avec rousseurs sur les planches comme toujours, décharge acide du papier des planches sur le feuillet de texte faisant face. Outre les quatre planches qui regroupent une quarantaine de gravures d’après Johannot, Janet, Best, Leloir le texte de Giraldo (ancien exorciste de l’inquisition) est particulièrement intéressant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1854

      1854 - Manuscript Notes on Rhode Island Supreme Court Cases [Manuscript]. Rhode Island. Supreme Court. [Notes of Cases Heard Before the Rhode Island Supreme Court]. [Providence, RI, 1854]. [iv], 170 pp. Folio (14" x 8"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding cocked, some rubbing and a few stains to boards, spine abraded with some loss, corners worn. Light toning to leaves, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, main text preceded by index. $750. * This fascinating mid-19th century collection of 170 cases heard in the Rhode Island Supreme Court was probably compiled by a law student or attorney. Enhanced by an index, they are, in effect, manuscript case reports. All appear to have been compiled in the courtroom and enhanced afterwards with notes and references. Some of these contain references to cases dating as far back as the 1820s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die bayerische Armee unter König Maximilian II].

      Munich, Mey & Wildmayer, s.d., (1854), - in-folio oblong (36 x 55 cm), 19 planches d'uniformes en couleurs, sous serpentes, manque la couverture imprimée qui sert de page de titre, chevrette fauve, encadrements de filets et guirlandes à froid sur les plats, titre "Die Bayerische Armee" poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur (reliure de l'éditeur). Manque le dos. La première des trois suites composées par Ludwig Behringer (1824-1903) sur l'armée bavaroise, avant Die Uniformen der bayerischen Armee von 1682 bis 1848 (1864) et Uniformen des bayerischen Heeres nach der neuen Bekleidungsvorschrift (après 1864). Aucune n'est vraiment courante en France. I. Generalität. - II. Adjutanten des Königs und Adjutanten der Generale. - III. Leibgarde der Hartschiere. - IV. Generalquartiermeisterstab und topographisches Bureau. - V. Gendarmerie-Corps. - VI. Commandantschaft und Cadetten-Corps. - VII.-VIII. Infanterie. - IX. Jäger. - X. Cuirassiere. - XI. Chevaulegers. - XII. Fahrende Artillerie. - XIII. Reitende Artillerie. - XIV. Artillerie-Fuhrwesen. - XV. Ingenieur-Corps und Genie-Regiment. - XVI. Sanitäts-Compagnien. - XVII. Garnisons-Compagnie, Invaliden und Veteranen. - XVIII. Militär-Beamte. - XIX. Pensionisten und Offiziere à la suite. Colas I, 274. Collection Millot, 280.

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         TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND CONFESSION OF MARY B. THORN, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO BE HANGED AT PORTSMOUTH, VA., DECEMBER 22d, 1854, FOR THE MURDER OF THOS. BRADY & FAMILY. WRITTEN AT HER REQUEST, AND ACCORDING TO HER DICTATION, AND PREPARED BY THE PUBLISHER.

      Norfolk, Va.: [William C. Murdock], 1854. - 32pp., with frontispiece and full-page illustration. Original plain wrappers, rear lacking. Removed from a bound volume, stitching perished. Later institutional stamps on front wrapper and blank recto of frontis. Initial leaves slightly chipped, with short closed tear at outer margin. Tanning, scattered foxing and staining. Good. Third issue, following the first of the previous year and the second of the same, also printed in Norfolk. A rare murder narrative, possibly fictional, in which Mrs. Thorn was accused of poisoning Brady, his wife, and their four children by putting laudanum in their coffee. The first third of the text gives the background to the crime, the next third the details of the trial, and the final portion the confession of the accused. "This exotic tale, opening in Jamaica, has a miraculous birth, villainy, romance, and murder. DLC and some other libraries have treated this as an actual trial, in spite of its fictional nature, lack of a court designation, and the various editions having different execution dates" - Cohen. The frontispiece shows a marriage proposal in a wooded setting, and is signed as being engraved by "Bellman." The other illustration shows a grisly murder scene in cemetery, and is captioned "Sacrilege and Murder. See Confession." Of this 1854 edition, in which Thorn's execution date is given as December 22, OCLC locates four copies, at Harvard Law, William & Mary, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Connecticut State Library. Another 1854 edition gives the date of demise as May 17, 1854; the 1853 first edition said November 28, 1853. All editions are scarce. McDADE 980 (note). COHEN 5198.

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         LA JEUNESSE DE PIERROT

      Paris 1854. Librairie Nouvelle. PRIMERA EDICI

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         Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works.

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         Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

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         1854 manuscript diary of Henry Goddard (1800-1883) one together with first edition copy of Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

      - 13cm x 20cm brown cloth Pettitt's Octavo Diary for 1854 containing an Almanack, List of the Ministry, Members of the House of Commons, Government and other Public Offices etc. with blind stamped decoration front and back and gilt stamped title and 2/6 price to the front. This diary covers a period when Goddard was working both one of the Principal Gatekeepers of the House of Lords and as a private detective. Henry Goddard was in turns, a Bow Street Runner, Police Officer, the first Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, Messenger, then later Gatekeeper to the House of Lords and private detective. He is the only Bow Street Runner to have had his memoirs published. They were published in 1956 by Museum Press, with an introduction by Patrick Pringle. The diary is very good considering its age and the amount of use it had. The boards are a little battered with the occasional ink stain and the corners and spine tips are rubbed. The binding remains firm although the endpapers are split along the inner joint. The writing although slightly scrawly is decipherable and gets easier with practice. According to the Northamptonshire Police Museum, Henry Goddard conducted the first tool mark comparison case involving a firearm, in 1835, when he was able to identify a visible flaw in the fired projectile and trace the mark to the manufacturer¿s mould. In the introduction to his memoirs, Patrick Pringle relates that most of his private detective cases, came from John & Daniel Forrester, These brothers were the most famous detectives of their day, and the police-court reports in contemporary newspapers contain many accounts of their exploits. There are many mentions of Goddard's meetings with the Forrester's in this diary which includes entries concerning his fees & expenses for enquiries undertaken, including an affair involving a 'Greek Prince' and gold stolen from a ship in the East India Docks. Pringle's introduction to the memoirs specifically mentions that he had access to Goddard's 1856 diary from the family, but not this one of 1854. In the recent BBC series 'Sherlock', Holmes is seen reading a copy of Goddard's Memoires in the episode 'The Reichenbach Falls'. An intriguing diary, of an incredibly interesting, early detective. The diary is supplied with a copy of the first edition of the Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner which although lacking the dust jacket is in very good condition. If you have any questions or require further images please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [SIBERIA: KYAKHTA] [Official Broadside, Titled:] Pravila dlya vodvoreniya v Kyakhtinskoy torgovoy slobode i propuska tuda raznogo roda lyudey [i.e. Rules for the Settlement in the Kyakhta Trade Quarter and Passes for Different Kinds of People]

      [St. Petersburg], 19 March 1854. 2 pp. 35x22 cm. Foldmarks, left margin with minor tear after being removed from a stub, Soviet bookshop's stamp on verso, but overall a very good document. Official rules regulating residence in the Kyakhta trade quarter, a major centre of Russian-Chinese tea trade in the 18-19th centuries. The rules were issued by the Siberian Committee (the main government body administering Siberia in the 1820-1860s), with the original being signed by the Committee's chairman count A. Chernyshyov, and six members: count P. Kiselyov, count L. Perovsky, D. Bibikov, N. Annenkov, count V. Panin and P. Brok. The residence was allowed to local government officials, merchants, various types of workers, property owners and their family members. The paper regulates the issue of special passes for the visitors of Kyakhta; convicted smugglers were banned from entering the quarter. ''Kyakhta, formerly (until 1934) Troitskosavsk, town, Buryatia, south-central Siberia, Russia. It lies in the basin of the Selenga River, on the frontier with Mongolia. The town is on the railway and motor road from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar; both routes follow an ancient caravan track that was the only recognized link between Russia and China in the 17th and 18th centuries'' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). ''While the Trinity Fort fulfilled administrative and security functions, trade was handled by the adjacent settlement of Kyakhtinskaya Sloboda (Kyakhta Quarter), also founded in 1727. Here Russian merchants gathered to trade fur, leather, hides and cattle for a variety of Chinese goods, including silk and some porcelain, but with special emphasis on spices such as ginger and rhubarb, which were highly valued for medicinal properties. By the 1760s, Kyakhta Quarter had become the primary border point for trade with China, and the population and prosperity of both Russian settlements increased accordingly. Chinese merchants gathered across the border in a third settlement, known as Maimachin-a generic Chinese term meaning ''trading center''. By the late 18th century, the most significant import by far was tea, which for almost a century Kyakhta provided not only to the enormous Russian market, but also to much of Europe'' (Kyakhta: The Russian Source for All the Tea in China / Russia beyond the headlines).

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         Histoire et description du Mont Saint-Michel. Texte par M. Le Héricher (.). Dessins de G. Bouet, publiées par Ch. Bourdon.

      Avranches, Auguste Anfray, s.d., (1854), - in plano, [4]-VIII-148 pp., avec des illustrations dans le texte et 13 planches hors-texte (un plan, et 12 lithographies sous serpentes, dont 11 sur fond teinté), demi-chagrin cerise, dos à faux-nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrements à froid sur les plats de toile chagrinée, titre poussé dans un cartouche doré au centre du plat supérieur, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Quelques épidermures aux charnières, rouss. éparses, mais bon exemplaire. Il s'agit du troisième et dernier tirage de ce bel album à la gloire du Mont, composé et édité par des Normands, ce qui permet de le classer dans cette province, sans toutefois prendre parti pour le reste : le premier, de 300 exemplaires, parut en 1848 à l'adresse de Caen ; le deuxième fut tiré en 1852, toujours à Caen, mais chez un autre libraire. Né à Valognes, Edouard Le Héricher (1812-1890) était secrétaire de la Société archéologique d'Avranches, et il se consacra entièrement à l'étude archéologique et architecturale de l'Avranchin, avant de basculer dans la philologie normande (dès 1858). - Quant à Georges Bouet (1817-1890), c'était un Caennais disciple de Paul Delaroche en peinture, et qu'Arcisse de Caumont avait réussi à s'associer pour dessiner les monuments et les vestiges au cours de ses voyages archéologiques. Les grandes lithographies qu'il réalisa pour notre ouvrage furent réalisées d'après des dessins pris sur place en 1847 lorsque Charles Bourdon le recruta et l'emmena au monument lui-même. Frère II, 198.

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         Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Friedrich Manz, 1854-1858. Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 2.570 S., HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen Kommentars zum ABGB. - Einbände etw. berieben. Titelbll. gestempelt. Vereinzelte Anstreichungen. Etw. gebräunt. - Wurzbach XL, 151. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Stubenrauch, ABGB, Recht, Juridica, Das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch vom 1. Juni 1811 sammt den dazu erflossenen Nachtrags-Verornungen und den über die Einführung dieses Gesetzbuches in Ungarn, Croatien, Slavonien, Serbien, dem Temeser Banate und Siebenbürgen getroffener Bestimmungen, mit Rücksicht auf das praktische Bedürfniß erläutert, Kommentar, Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch

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         The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople and its Environs, from Original Drawings by W. H. Bartlett.

      London. George Virtue, ND. c.[1854].. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to, 26cm, the First Edition, xii,172p., all plates with beautiful hand colour, containing 2 engraved portraits (Mrs. Pardoe & Sultan Abdul Medschid Chan), engraved half title vignette, 1 engraved map & 85 hand-colour plate views, complete with tissue guards, first published in 1839 with 788 this is an expanded edition with additional plates, in contemporary style full green crushed morocco, gilt ruled and decorated raised bands, gilt center panel flora decorations, gilt titles, gilt ruled panels on the boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, very good to fine clean attractively bound copy with colour plates, rare thus. (cgc) Blackmer #808. This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject. The first edition of1838, had an engraved frontis, portrait, map & 78 plates. - "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey". (DNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalize on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p114.). .

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         Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of the Connecticut River

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Original folding salt print photograph as frontispiece; in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. A little rubbed at the thin spine ends, else a fine, bright copy. The first scientific book in America to be illustrated with a photograph, the frontispiece salt print of dinosaur footprints (described on p.49 of the text, where the photographer is identified as Silsbee), and only the second book published in the U.S. to be illustrated with a photograph. A wonderful presentation copy Inscribed: "Franklin Bache, M.D. with the regards of his friend The Author." Bache was the Virginia-born great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. After receiving his medical degree he served in the Navy as a surgeon. He ran the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1847, and then served as fleet surgeon of the Brazil Squadron, and later still as director of the medical laboratory of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War, providing medical supplies to the Union army. Surprisingly, the book does occasionally turn up, but we've never seen another inscribed copy. A nice presentation of an important book. New York Public Library Checklist #10; Truthful Lens # 81.

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         The Gilbart Prize Essay on the Adaptation of Recent Discoveries and Inventions in Science and Art to the Purposes of Practical Banking.

      Groombridge and Sons, 1854. - 3rd English Edition. Thick 8vo. pp. viii, 356; list of 90 illustrations and printed specimens [some folding, some over several pages], 15 wax seals on the rear pastedown. Half morocco, a little worn to the edges but a very sound copy. Although described as the 3rd Edition, previous issues appear to have been short extracts or incomplete version. This full printing is a substantial full printing of the essay complete with excellent reproductions of all the many examples referred to.

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         De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap 1854 - Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 1 Kg. 699 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Revelations of Siberia by a Banished Lady

      1854 - Third edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, sunned. xvii, 304, 24ads; viii, 327, 16ads.pp. London, Felinska, a Polish grandee, was implicated in a conspiracy and banished in 1839 to Berezov. Her crime was acting as a poste restante for the conspirators. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De vogels van Nederland / beschreven en afgebeeld door H. Schlegel

      Leiden : P.W.M. Trap, 1854, Hardcover, First Edition. Finely bound in buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Professionally re-cased and remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Fauna van Nederland. Physical description; viii, 699, [1] p. + Atlas (362 pls. (col.) [in 2 v.]) ; 18 cm. Notes; The only portion published of a work projected by H. Schlegel and J. A. Harklots, entitled: "Fauna van Nederland." Bibliography : p. [695]-699. Text in Dutch. Subjects; Birds. Birds of the Netherlands. Ornithology. 699 pages. Text is in Dutch. Inventory No: 241601.

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         Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations

      Paris, P. Jannet (vol. III: F. Vieweg; vol. IV: Émile Bouillon), 1854-1889. Four volumes (23.5 cm), I (Aa - Chatillon, 1854): viii, 639 (1) pp. II (Chaufourier - Melar, 1856): (4) 640 pp. III (Melchiori - Szymonowitz, 1857): (4) 625 pp. IV (Taddei - Zylvelt, 1889): vi, 271 (1) pp. Uniformly bound in modern quarter-leather. - Still an indispensable work, especially for the production of book illustrators. ¶ Provenance: "Burlington Fine Arts Club", blindstamp on half-title and title of volume I (only); Olimpia Theodoli; her sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of art reference books, drawings and watercolours, prints, maps, and atlases: including a selection of art reference books from the library of Olimpia Theodoli, London, 10 April 2003, lot 29. Very good set.

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         PIONEER LIFE; OR THIRTY YEARS A HUNTER. BEING SCENES AND ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP TOME, FIFTEEN YEARS INTERPRETER FOR CORNPLANTER AND GOV. BLACKSNAKE CHIEFS ON THE ALLEGANY RIVER

      Buffalo: Printed for the Author, 1854. 238pp. plus frontispiece. Original cloth, boards blind stamped and gilt lettered. Spine ends slightly chipped, cloth lightly worn. Contemporary presentation inscription on front free endpaper, bookplates on front pastedown, later advertisement laid in. Light toning and foxing. Very good, in a full morocco solander box. A very rare book, here present in the Littell copy, from their 1941 sale. "Charles Sheldon had a note in his copy reading 'This is one of the prize books in my library. At present, June 10, 1914, it is the only known copy.' Whitman Bennett...describes it as 'extraordinarily rare, especially in original condition'" - Streeter. Graff also had a copy, and he remarks, "Tome's association with Cornplanter was particularly interesting; his volume is an important account of pioneer life in the Old West." Tome was born in 1782 and grew up on the Pennsylvania frontier. Much of this book is concerned with his hunting and association with the Indians in western Pennsylvania and New York from the 1790s to the 1820s. Tome had a close relationship with Cornplanter, and his book casts interesting light on the Indian situation on the frontier before and after the War of 1812. HOWES T288, "b". GRAFF 4162. STREETER SALE 4088. HENDERSON, p.91. PHILLIPS SPORTING BOOKS, p.377.

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         ENGRAVING] A GLIMPSE OF AN ENGLISH HOMESTEAD

      Lloyd Brothers and Co., London 1854 - 1st edition. Black and white steel engraving. Image size: 34" x 22.5". Plate size 37" x 26.5". Frame: 47.5" x 35.5". In 19th century wood frame, painted black, with glaze and white painted mat. Some dampstaining below the mat line, not effecting the image (but effecting the title). Some very light age-toning. A crisp engraving with vibrant and rich, dark blacks. ****This is said to show the Barn at Meopham Park, Kent, Herring's home from 1852 until his death in 1865. The figures are reputed to depict the artist's son Charles (1828-1856) and his daughter, Jennie (b. 1833)*** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Chinese manual. Sse tse ouen tsien-tchou Four words literature (with) commentary (or) explication Recueil des phrases Chinoises composees de quartre caracteres et dont les explications sont rangees dans l'ordre alphabetique francais. London: printed by Harrison and Sons [for Henry Stanley]

      1854 - First edition, thin folio, pp. viii, 75; printed on blue paper throughout and printed lithographically from the manuscript. the hinge cracked [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Physiology of Taste;

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston,, 1854. Or, Transcendental Gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, elaborate framing to boards in blind, top edge gilt. Contemporary library label and bookplate (dated 1856), of the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, one of the oldest literary societies in the US, to spine and front pastedown respectively. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, contents occasionally foxed, overall a very good copy. First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French and outsides alike, this work early attained the status of an exemplary culinary text, perhaps the exemplary text … the Physiology of Taste civilises eating. Moreover, it socialises food, and it does so by recounting in story after story our social relations with food … [it] appears to us today as something of a sociology of taste ahead of its time" (Ferguson, p. 31).

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         A Manual of Pathological Anatomy, in Four Volumes. [4 volumes]

      London: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852. London:: Sydenham Society, 1854, 1849, 1850, 1852., 1854. 4 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 410, [2], 36; xvi, 359, 1; xvi, 467, [1]; x, 308 pp. Indexes. Original green gilt- and blind-stamped cloth; some minor kozo repairs. Ownership stamp of E.H. (Ernest Henry) Starling. Very good. First edition in English of one of the greatest works in descriptive pathology. Baron Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1878) was a Bohemian [present-day Czech Republic] pathologist, philosopher, and politician. â€

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         Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People; or, An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      F.D. Richards, Liverpool 1854 - 199pp. Sextodecimo [14.5 cm] Full brown leather. Gilt title on backstrip. Good only. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small loss from the leather at the head of the spine. The endsheets are stained and have numerous contemporary owners' names. Former owner's name on the verso of the front free end sheet. The rear pastedown has a crack that runs from the top to the bottom. There are very light stains in the margins of the pages at the beginning and end of the text. The pages are browned. The book is sturdy. Pratt's Voice of Warning was not the first LDS publication to lay out the tenets and theology of the fledgling Mormon Faith, but it was the first to specifically lay out the differences of Mormonism and other Christian Faiths. One of the most important and early volumes of Mormon doctrine. Flake/Draper 6633 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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         WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.. 186 x 112 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2"). 357, [1] pp., [1] leaf (blank), 8 pp. (ads, dated April [earliest]). FIRST EDITION, presumably the First Issue. Recent brown cloth, smooth spine with gilt titling. In a fine linen clamshell box. Title page vignette of Thoreau's hut at Walden, and plate of a map of Walden Pond. Borst A-2.1.a; Grolier American 63; BAL 20106. Title page a little foxed, isolated trivial foxing and soiling elsewhere, but quite an excellent copy, the text clean and pleasing, and the binding as new. Offered here as an appealing copy because of its price, this is the chief work of one of the major figures in American literature and a book of lasting interest to the widest possible audience. In Day's words, in "Walden," Thoreau "is addressing those who are dissatisfied with the materialism and routine of modern society, those who are anxious to examine the fundamentals of existence. Most men, he insists, 'lead lives of quiet desperation,' self-committed slaves to property and social conventions. While Thoreau does not preach withdrawal from the responsibilities of civilization, he urges a spiritual awakening to the fullness and variety of life's possibilities." The Grolier Hundred calls "Walden" an enduring "inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity." The book was printed in July of 1854 and published on the 9th of August; there are ads in various copies dated April, May, June, September, or October of 1854 or September of 1855. While BAL says that there is "no known bibliographical significance" to the differences, it would seem that having ads with the earliest date available would be preferable.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Les Nuées Magellaniques

      1854 - First Part: Voyage au Chili, au Perou et en Californie a le Peche de la Baleine. Second Part: Le Requin, ou la Mer du Sud. First edition. 2 vols in 1. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in. (xxv) 26-200; viii, 93pp. Paris, Amyot, 1853 - A clean bright copy of this account of a French whaling voyage. It was on Duboc's voyage that the first North Pacific right whale was taken by the grew of the Le Gange. Robert Lloyd Webb, translates it: ?After a chase of two or three hours ? the harpooner left his oar, seized his harpoon, turned it and lanced vigorously at the animal; the iron entered deeply, but the boat was suddenly smashed by a blow of the tail; the harpooner was thrown ? in the air, also one of the oarsmen, who fell back down and injured himself critically on the wreckage. One of the other boats ? advanced boldly, and soon we saw it fly like an arrow, it was fast [to the whale], and the whale dashed along with it in it flight ? But this frightening chase slackened little by little; the other boats ? surrounded it, harassed it and wounded it with the lance; it received a mortal blow ? but night arrived, and all disappeared from sight.? Departing Le Havre, Le Gange sailed through the Channel to the Atlantic, stopping off on Porto Santo, Madeira, Tenerife, and the islands of Cape Verde and Fernando de Noronha. On reaching South America they encountered their first whale while sailing down the coasts of Brazil and Argentina. Rounding the Cape, they proceeded north to Chile, via Lemus Island in the Chonos Archipelago and San Carlos on Chiloe Island, where he witnessed the eruption of a volcano. In pursuit of a whale the ship sails to Mocha Island, from whence Duboc travels to Valparaiso on the Chilean coast where he meets a young Araucan man, whose story he recounts. Setting sail again, the ship journeys to the Peruvian village of Paita, where he walks in the neighbouring Andes. Strong winds blow the ship past the Galapagos Islands, forcing it to begin the long sea passage to Monterrey, California. Here Duboc takes part in a festival celebrating Mexican independence before the ship takes him back down the Colombian coast, with a short stop on Paledo Island, to Valparaiso, where his travels on Le Gange come to an end. Duboc gives us a scrupulous account of his journey interspersed with his musings on the sea and the night sky, remembrances of his childhood dreams, as well as retellings of some of the many stories he hears along the way. The second part of the book concentrates on one such tale, a picaresque love story with a turbulent conclusion. Rare: no copies on ABPC or Rare Book Hub. Howes, D520; Robert Lloyd Webb, On the Northwest: commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967. pp 41-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi raccolte ed esaminate... Nuova edizione con note ed aggiunte.

      Francesco Colombo, 1854. Sette volumi di cm. 22, pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, eleganti frontespizi figurati, molte incisioni nel testo, tre tavole ripiegate (iconografica, corografica e topografica) e 104 tavole f.t. Collazione corrispondente agli elenchi posti al fine di ciascun volume. Solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro su doppi tasselli. Il sesto volume presenta una legatura ad imitazione delle altre, assai ben riuscita. Stato di conservazione ottimo, privo delle usuali fioriture. Piatti e tagli marmorizzati.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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         Narrative of a journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852.

      - London, Blackwood, 1854. Two volumes on one, 8vo. Contemporary school prize binding of full calf, spine with raised bands, ornamented in gilt and with black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, neat oval gilt-stamp Edinburgh Upper Ward of Lanarkshire Association on upper panel; pp. viii, 522; [2], v, 520, two three-colour lithographic frontispieces with tissue guards, folding lithographic map with author's route in red, folding plan of Jerusalem, folding epigraphic plate (repaired tear to fold); light spotting occasionally, offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a good copy. First edition. Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-1898) was a retired member of the Dutch Navy, draughtsman, and ethnographer, who in 1851 undertook a journey of the Levant, leaving Marseilles on a steamer for Beirut, equipped with ' a good store of drawing materials, the best of the hitherto published maps, a compass, a telescope, and an instrument for surveying' (p. 5). The result of this investigative journey are this epistolary travelogue with Van de Velde's illustrations, and a very rare, large and accurate map of the Holy Land in 8 sheets. Years before Schumacher Van de Velde carried out proper topographical recording of the mountains of Lebanon, were he travelled extensively. Much of the work is on Lebanon, which was less researched than the Holy Land. Van de Velde reports on a Druze uprising, Ottoman rule, the hydrography of the mountains, cedars, and sectarian divisions. Blackmer 1722; not in Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         HARD TIMES For These Times (Bibliographer Walter E Smith's copy)

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. First issue binding and first issue text. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature, and the very copy which is shown in 2 black and white illustrations, in his bibliography. Original publisher's olive green moire cloth binding, blocked in blind with gilt lettering spine showing "Price 5/-" at foot, original yellow coated endpapers. Cloth fading, inner hinges cracked, bookplate front pastdown, otherwise very good. [i-vii], viii, [1-3], 4-352 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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         Hard Times.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1854 - FIRST EDITION. Half title; a few spots. Orig. olive green moiré cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little darkened and with small neat repairs to head & tail, corners sl. worn. Smith 11, the primary binding. Page 244 numbered ?44?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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         Himalayan Journals; or Notes of a Naturalist, in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, Khasia Mountains, &c

      John Murray, London 1854 - Two octavo volumes, pp. xxvii, 408; xii, 487, with 12 colored lithographic plates, 80 wood engravings, and three maps on two folding plates. Errata slip in Volume I only. Bound in full polished calf, spines with five raised bands, gilt decoration, red and black labels; marbled edges and endpapers. Wear/charring to edges of boards, corners rubbed through, joints a bit tender, some scuffing to front panel of Vol. II, but still an attractive set, internally very clean. Hisel Library label and engraved armorial bookplate of the Earl of Home on front pastedown of each volume. Hooker (1817-1911) served as assistant surgeon and botanist on James Clark Ross' Antarctic expedition of 1839-43 and published important works on the flora of New Zealand, Tasmania, and Antarctica before setting out on an expedition to India, where he became the first person to make an almost complete circuit of Kangchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world). His account of the journey is a classic of early Himalayan travel and exploration, containing observations on the people and cultures he encountered, his botanical discoveries (which were also published separately with more scientific detail), and the geology, zoology, meteorology, and geography of the region. Speake p. 562; Baume p. 54-55; Neate H108. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Himalayan Journals: Or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, Etc [omplete in two volumes]

      London: John Murray, 1854. Pp. vol. I: xxvii, 408; vol. II: xii, 487. 12 lithographic colour plates (including frontispieces) of which one folding (all present and correct and with original tissue guards). Red-printed woodcut of the Rajah's seal to volume I, 80 wood engravings in the text, some of which full-page. 2 folding maps at end of vol. I (one of which backed onto paper). Errata slips to both volumes; both title pages and half-titles present. 32 page publisher's list dated January 1854 to rear of vol I. Original brown-coated free-endpapers printed with adverts, new plain endpapers. Publisher's cloth, gilt, re-backed with utilitarian but tasteful plain cloth to match, with simple gilt lettering. Boards a little worn and marked, corners bruised, upper corners rounded. Contents clean and tight, a little reading wear, title pages slightly marked and a few tissue guards nicked at edges; vol. I with neat contemporary manuscript addition to the verso of the half-title 'Extract fomr the Address of the President of the Royal Society on presenting the Medal to J. Hooker...'; small contemporary signatures to the head of the title pages in the same hand as the manuscript note, early newspaper cutting 'Biographical Notices -Joseph Hooker' tipped onto front free end paper of vol. I. Overall a good to very good set. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo (15 x 23cm). Book.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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