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        ATLAS - BALKANS: CAMPAGNES DES RUSSES DANS LA TURQUIE D'EUROPE.

      Paris: J. Dumaine - Ch. Reinwald . 1854 - Folio: 3 double page plates, original yellow wrappers with black printed title, bound in modern black half calf with marbled paper boards, printed gilt title on spine (Very Good, paper professionally cleaned and restored, wrappers with repaired tears, folds and small loss of yellow paper). A folio size atlas with three plates includes maps showing theatres of war between Russian and Turks on the Balkans in 1828 and 1829. The maps show Bulgaria and Dobruja, the cities of Brajiliw (Ukraine), Shumen (Bulgaria), arna (Bulgaria), Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Hâr?ova (Romania), M?cin (Romania), Silistra (Bulgaria), Ruse (Bulgaria), Kulevicha (Ukraine), Pravady (Bulgaria) and Çanakkale (Turkey). The Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829 was sparked by the Greek War of Independence between 1821-1832. The war broke out after the Sultan closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention, regarding Moldavia and Wallachia, in retaliation for Russian participation in the Battle of Navarino. The book atlas with three maps was published as an appendix to a two volume work with the same title on the Russo-Turkish wars. The author was Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke (1800-1891), a German Field Marshal and the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. In 1830s Moltke served as adviser to the Ottoman general commanding the troops in Anatolia. In 1840s and 1850s he published texts on the Ottoman Army and Battles. He was also a map maker; especially fine is his map of Constantinople.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        THE TERRITORIES OF WASHINGTON AND OREGON

      J. H. Colton's Geographical Publishing Establishment, 1854, New York - Original 24mo. cloth boards, stamped in gold gilt and blind, title stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 14" x 17 1/4" colored pocket map, advertisements for other Colton maps listed on the front pastedown sheet. A rare and attractive pocket map of the Pacific Northwest, showing the territories of Washington and Oregon just a year after they had been severed from each other, and extending eastward to the crest of the Rocky Mountains, thereby encompassing what became Idaho as well. This is the second edition of Colton's attractive pocket map of Washington and Oregon territories, following the first edition of the previous year. The present map, in fact, is copyrighted 1853, though the printed date in the imprint is 1854. Much of what was known of Washington and Oregon at the time was confined to the far west of each, and this is reflected in the map, which shows ten counties in Oregon and only three in Washington, all located in the far west. Most of the details in the remainder of the territories are rivers and mountains ranges, though a few outposts are shown, including forts Wallah Wallah and Hall, the fur trading posts at "Spokan House" and Fort Okanogan, and the Presbyterian Mission on the Lapwai River. Locations of Indian tribes, including the Shoshone, Klamath, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Salish, and others, are also given. A few details are shown in northern California and Utah, including the location of the mining camp, Scotts Diggings, and the Great Salt Lake and Fort Bridger. The map does not include Isaac Stevens's proposed route for a Pacific railroad, the survey for which was still ongoing. Not in Wheat, TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, or in Phillips, MAPS. OCLC locates only a single copy of this 1854 edition, at the Multnomah County Library (six copies are located of the 1853 edition). Thomas Streeter had copies of the 1855, 1856, and 1859 editions of this map, but not of this 1854 edition. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roman Empire

      London: John Murray, 1854. Leather_bound. Good. London: John Murray, 1854. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, with notes by Milman and M. GUizot, edited by William Smith, portrait and maps illustrations. Bound in full tan calf, gilt motif to covers and spine, raised bands, brown gilt title labels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled.

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der menschlichen Anatomie. Mit 112 Tafeln. Zweite Auflage.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1854.. Thick octavo. Pp. 422. Plus 112 engraved plates, contemporary hand-coloured, tipped-in. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth, spine gilt, joints and corner-tips worn; title-page browned, minor sporadic foxing, 3 plates loose. In good condition. ~ Second German edition. Translated and adapted from the French by Friedrich Wilhelm Assmann. Superb plates. Extremely rare.

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        Staatsmann.-

      Eigenh. Brief mit Paraphe, dat. "Königswart 23. Sept. 1854". - 8°. 3 1/2 SS. (Briefkopf mit blindgepr. Wappen Metternichs. Faltspuren). Wohl an seinen Leibarzt Friedrich Jäger von Jaxtthal (1784-1871) gerichtetes Schreiben betreffend die Cholera in Wien: "Ich danke Ihnen, lieber Jäger, für die Auskunft welche Sie mir über den Stand der Cholera zu Wien am 21.9. ertheilt haben. Ich erfahre recht gern daß die Seuche in Art und Zahl sich der Abnahme naht, finde aber in diesem, einer Aussicht mehr als einem erwiesenen Thatbestand angehörigen Stand der Dinge keinen Grund, um meine Rückkehr in eine angesteckte Stadt und das Aufgeben des hiesigen, bis zur Stunde vollkommen gesunden Aufenthalts zu beschläunigen [.] Daß die Auffindung der speziellen Ursachen der Cholera, wie aller anderer Seuchen, den Menschen ein Geheimnis ist und bleiben wird, hiervon bin ich überzeugt [.] Der Dr. Heidler [Karl Joseph v. Heidler (1792-1866), Bade- und Brunnenarzt in Marienbad] hat soeben eine Schrift über die Cholera ["Die Schutzmittel gegen die Cholera mit Rücksicht auf ein ursächliches Luftinfusorium" ?] herausgegeben welche er mir mitgetheilt hat. Was ich bisher in derselben gelesen habe beschränkt sich auf ganz vernünftige Beweise daß man Nichts von der [Krankheit ??] weis [.]".- Metternich tat gut daran nicht gleich nach Wien zurückzukehren, die Epidemie erlosch endgültig erst am 6. Februar 1855. Autographe [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1854 , Original Paperback , #7

      Here we have a 100% Original Paperback for the 1854 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 7th Edition. It is in 100% original form without any restoration , the spine is strong and the book is tightly bound, there is some wrinkling to the front cover and odd spot, inside it is a nice book with hardly a mark. It is a tiny book and hard to find.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1854 , 7th Edition (Smith 7/24)

      Here we have an 1854 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 7th Edition. It is bound n green with gilt to spine without covers or 4 pages of adverts to the front and 1 page to the rear, in very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Chirurgischer Atlas. Bildliche Darstellung der chirurgischen Krankheiten und der zu ihrer Heilung erforderlichen Instrumente, Bandagen und Operationen. Erste Abtheilung: Gehirn und Umhüllungen.

      Tübingen Laupp 1854 - (48 x 36 cm). Titelblatt. Mit 15 lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser umfangreichen Ikonographie zur Neurochirurgie des 19. Jahrhunderts mit großartigen Abbildungen zu einer Fülle seltener Beobachtungen. - Viktor von Bruns (1812-1883), "Vater der Tübinger Chirurgenschule" (Killian), gehörte auch zu den Pionieren der Neurochirurgie in Deutschland. - Hirsch/H. I, 739; Waller 1574 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta.

      Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston. 1854 - First American Edition. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner 'Lomison' on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy ! William Stokes (1 October 1804 – 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases – A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) – as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne–Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes–Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta – and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874–76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Topografia físico-médica de las Islas Baleares y en particular de la de Mallorca.

      Imprenta de Pedro José Gelabert,, Palma, 1854 - Edición original de esta importante obra en la que el autor nos describe todos los aspectos que influyen en la vida sana de las personas. Desde la manera de vestir y vivir en cada zona geográfica hasta los tipos de comidas y bebidas que tienen por costumbre tomar, pasando por el caracter y la incidencia que en ello tenen los distintos climas. Además de introducción y generalidades, la obra va dividida en tres partes: Mallorca, Menorca e Ibiza, cada una de las cuales va subdividida en 5 secciones: Geografía, Meteorología, Fitología, Zoología y Antropología. 320 páginas. 3 estados plegados. Encuadernación original en cubiertas de papel color verde impresas y con orla tipográfica decorativa, en la parte trasera una viñeta del puerto de Palma. Ejemplar sin cortar con todos sus márgenes. Muy buen estado. 24x16 cm. Palau 374883.

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        The Comprehensive Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version, with the various readings and marginal notes usually printed therewith, a general introduction, containing disquisitions on the genuineness, authenticity, and inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, - the various divisions and marks of distinction in the sacred writings, - ancient versions, - coins, weights and measures, - the various sects among the Jews, introductory and concluding remarks to each book, the Parallel Passages contained in Rev. T. Scott's Commentary; - and the English Version of Bagster's Polyglot Bible, systematically arranged with numerous philological and explanatory notes, a table of contents arranged in historical order: - an analysis and compendium of the Holy Scriptures: - an index of the subjects contained in the Old and New Testaments: - A Chronological Index, with synchronisms of the most important epochs and events in profane history: - and an index to the notes, introductions,

      London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, c. 1854. Large Quarto. Bound in black morocco, blind stamped with intricate panelling to front and rear boards; with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, and further decorative blind tooling; all edges gilt, with additional gilt decoration to edges of boards, and gilt dentelles. Binding is tight, with some rubbing to hinges. Internally clean, free from foxing; one page of family register used. Dated 1854 by gift inscription in preliminaries - earliest entry in family register dated 1822. Includes loose blue ribbon and needlepoint book mark.

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        Badischer Militär-Almanach. 1. Jahrgang - 10. Jahrgang in drei Bänden mit allen Titelblättern

      Hofdruckerei G. Braun 1854 Hofdruckerei G. Braun, Carlsruhe, 1854 - 1863. Zusammen ca. 1500 S. mit je einem gestochenen Wappenkupfer auf Titel, einer chromolithogr. Uniformentafel, einem mehrfach gefalteten Plan der Stadt Kel, gestochene Karte der Belagerung von Danzig, 1807 und eine colorierte Übersichts-Karte der Vergröérungen des Badischen Landes, spätere Leinen-Einbände mit geprägten Rückentiteln (teils etwas fleckig)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Militär

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        1 – [ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques)]. Discours qui a remporté le prix à l'Académie de Dijon, en l'année 1750. Sur cette question proposée par la même Académie : Si le rétablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribué à épurer les moeurs. Par un citoyen de Genève. Genève, Barillot, s.d. [1750]. (1) f. de titre, (3) p. de préface, 66 p., frontispice gravé 2 – [ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques)]. Observations de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, de Genève. Sur la réponse qui a été faite à son Discours. S.l. [Paris], 1751. 62 p. 3 – [STANISLAS I (roi de Pologne) et MENOUX (Joseph de)]. Réponse au Discours qui a remporté le Prix de l’Académie de Dijon. Sur cette question: Si le Rétablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribué à épurer les Mœurs. Par un citoyen de Genève

      - 7 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, plein veau havane marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin fauve, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges. 1 - Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice gravé en taille-douce par Baquoy: "Satyre, tu ne le connais pas". Selon Gagnebin, l'ouvrage aurait été imprimé à Paris, par les soins de Diderot, pour le compte du libraire Pissot. "Le livre qui rendit Rousseau célèbre". (Dufour, n°13. Gagnebin, III, 1854). 2 - Edition originale de la réponse de Rousseau à Stanislas Leszczynski. (Dufour, n°23). 3 - Edition originale. (Conlon, ‘Ouvrages relatifs à J.J. Rousseau’, n°2). 4 - Edition originale de cette réfutation en règle du discours de Rousseau présentée par Charles Borde devant l'Académie de Lyon. La "réponse" de Rousseau figure, sous faux-titre particulier, à partir de la page 61. (Conlon, n°5. Dufour, n°24). 5 – Edition originale. (Conlon, n°12). 6 - Edition originale de premier tirage, avec l'approbation datée du 23 octobre 1751, et 22 lignes par page. (Dufour, n° 26). 7 - Edition originale de premier tirage et unique édition séparée, très rare, publiée immédiatement après la représentation de la pièce, sans lieu ni éditeur. Rousseau composa cette comédie en 1733 et la fit jouer en décembre 1752 par les comédiens du Roi, sans succès Il accompagne le texte de la pièce d’une importante nouvelle préface dans laquelle il relate les conditions de sa rédaction, mais surtout où il revient sur sa thèse concernant l’influence des Sciences et des Arts sur les mœurs, pour compléter, préciser et se justifier devant la critique. Gabriel Brizard, ami de Voltaire et premier éditeur des œuvres de Rousseau, dira de cette préface: "C'est comme le résumé de la doctrine de Jean-Jacques sur les sciences et les arts". Rousseau lui-même avait toujours manifesté un intérêt particulier pour cette pièce "sorte de miroir du moi profond de son auteur", et l’œuvre connaît aujourd’hui une large réévaluation au sein de la critique rousseauiste. La présence du ‘Narcisse’ dans ce recueil entièrement consacré à la thèse de Rousseau sur les Sciences & des Arts témoigne qu’à l’époque déjà, les contemporains avaient perçu les enjeux de la préface. L’exemplaire est conforme aux descriptions données par Dufour et Gagnebin: "dans tous les exemplaires que nous avons consultés ( ) un feuillet blanc a été collé au verso de la page de titre pour faire disparaître l’approbation de Condillac". (Dufour, n°52. Gagnebin, II, p. 1979. Tchemerzine-Scheler, 531). Quelques rousseurs et petite auréole claire. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [KAWARABAN PICTORIAL NEWS-SHEETS ANNOUNCING PERRY'S SECOND ARRIVAL IN JAPAN]

      [Edo, 1854. Three woodblock-printed sheets on mulberry paper, all approximately 7 x 9 inches. Old folds, light worming to left and right margins, just affecting image, some partially repaired. Overall very good. A collection of three small Kawaraban pictorial woodblock news- sheets, one titled "Soshu Uraga kempen ikoku-jin Perry nozu." The first shows the fishermen running away from the shore as Perry's steamship sails into view. The second depicts some of the soldiers who marched onto the shore as part of the procession of Perry's party. The third illustrates seven examples of the hats of the officers and military, a shoe, a naval sword and scabbard, musket, pistol and powder-horn. The Japanese view of the Americans who arrived in 1854 and marched ashore to conclude a treaty on trade was greatly influenced by Kawaraban news-sheets such as these, which record the events that took place. These sheets circulated around Edo and greater Japan at the time. The fascination with every part of the apparel of the sailors and officers is apparent in these sketches, which were issued in pictorial woodcut form for a wider audience, and sold on the streets. These sheets appear to have come from the same source, the worming on each sheet at the margins consistent with each other. Rarely-glimpsed illustrated sources of Perry's impact on the Japanese people at the time of his second arrival.

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        Central Route to the Pacfic

      philadelphia pa: Lippincott, Grambo, 1854 foxing, 13 color plates second binding text clean , name and number title pageinscription and writing front  free fly leaf,wagner camp 235

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        The Practical Fly-fisher; more particularly for Grayling or Umber.

      Charles Farlow. 1854. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to upper board; pp. [iv] + 58 + [2, subscribers' list], 10 hand-coloured plates depicting 62 flies, text illustrations; very good. Provenance: subscriber's copy with ffep inscribed by Thomas Grimstone of Springfield, whose name appears in the subscribers' list. First edition. Scarce, especially in its original binding. A classic of northern fly-tying by a native of the banks of the River Yore (now Ure) in North Yorkshire. W & S 122.

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        Raccolta di costumi napoletani. -

      Napoli, Calvi, 1854. In-8 oblungo (15,5 x 24 cm.). Cartonatura coeva, dorso rifatto in tela. Frontespizio con la figura di Pulcinella e 50 belle litografie in fine coloritura dell'epoca (8 firmate G. Lenghi e 2 Samaritani): mangia maccaroni, cambia monete, donna di Capri, donna di Procida, acquajolo, zampognari, marinaio, sorbettaro, ciabattino, il guappo, maccaronaro, arrotino, canta storie, venditore di pizze, banditore di vino nuovo, segretario ambulante ecc. Rara raccolta: manca a Colas, Hiler e Lipperheide.

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        Die Pilgerfahrt der Blumengeister [The Pilgrimage of the Fairy Spirits / „Les Fleurs animées"]. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville. Mit 36 colorirten Bildern nach Grandville / With 36 handcoloured pictures of flower fairies from his famous illustration cycle: „Les Fleurs animées".

      Zweite, umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer, 1854. Octav. Handcoloriertes Frontispiece, (4), 296 Seiten mit 36 handkolorierten Stahlstichen. Moderner Meistereinband in rotem Maroquin mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel und feiner Ornamentik. Dreiseitig vergoldeter Schnitt. Das hier gezeigte Bild ist die tatsaechliche Ausgabe ! Exzellente Bindung. Die handkolorierten Tafeln in sehr guter Erhaltung. Das Buch wie immer etwas staerker stockfleckig ! Der Buchblock fest und sehr gut erhalten. Private Widmung des 19.Jahrhunderts auf dem Titelblatt. Each of the coloured flower spirits (Flower Fairies) has a title: Schneegloeckchen und Himmelsschluesselchen, Veilchen, Narcisse, Tulpe, Pfirsichbluete, Kornblume und Klatschrose, Dornroeschen, Hollunder, Lilie, Stiefmuetterchen, Pfeilkraut, Tausendschoenchen, Wasserlilie, Vergissmeinnicht, Winde, Cactus, Sensitive, Scabiose und Todtenblume, Camelie, Wicke, Kresse, Geissblatt, Granate und Orangenbluete, Jasmin, Flachs und Georgine, Weinbluete, Nelke, Schierling, Distel, Rosa, Mohn, etc. Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (13 September 1803, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle - 17 March 1847, Vanves), generally known by the pseudonym of Jean-Jacques or J. J. Grandville, was a French caricaturist. He was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name „Grandville" was his grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs entitled Les Tribulations de la petite proprieté. He followed this with Les Plaisirs de tout âge and La Sibylle des salons (1827); but the work which first established his fame was Les Métamorphoses du jour (1828-29), a series of seventy scenes in which individuals with the bodies of men and faces of animals are made to play a human comedy. These drawings are remarkable for the extraordinary skill with which human characteristics are represented in animal facial features. The success of this work led to his being engaged as artistic contributor to various periodicals, such as La Silhouette, L'Artiste, La Caricature, Le Charivari; and his political caricatures which were characterized by marvelous fertility of satirical humour, soon came to enjoy a general popularity. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as the songs of Béranger, the fables of La Fontaine, Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe. He also continued to issue various lithographic collections, among which may be mentioned La Vie privée et publique des animaux, Les Cent Proverbes, Un Autre Monde and Les Fleurs animées. Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 and is buried in the Cimetière Nord of Saint-Mandé just outside Paris. (Wikipedia)

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, umgeben v. ornamentaler Bordüre mit Randansichten, "Helgoland".

      - altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Heuer n. Reinhardt b. Gassmann in Hamburg, 1854, 46,5 x 60,5 Salamon, Anmut des Nordens, S. 169 (Hel 1a) - Die Randansichten zeigen Teilansichten von Helgoland, aber auch Szenen aus dem tägl. Leben der Bewohner (u.a Fischer bei ihren Tätigkeiten); kleinere Einrisse und Läsuren restauriert.

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        [BAJA CALIFORNIA & MEXICO] 海外異聞 [Kaigai Ibun - Ichi Mei Amerika Shinwa: A Strange Tale from Overseas, or a New Account of America]

      [Tokio]: Seifuen Juō, Kaei kōin [1854]. First edition. Complete in 5 vols. [26], [20], [21], [18], [15] double leaves, including a double page woodblock hand coloured map showing East Asia, North Pacific and North America, woodcut title vignette and thirty-nine hand coloured woodblock illustrations (with thirteen double page). 25x17,5 cm. Text and illustrations within single borders (18,3x12,4 cm), main text ten vertical lines. Original Japanese fukuro toji bindings: white paper covers finished with brown brush strokes, with paper title labels on the front covers; leaves sewn together with strings. Previous owner's stamps on the first and last leaves of each volume; owner's inscriptions on the inner sides of the back covers. Vol. 2 with several pencil written kanji on the upper margins. Housed in a later Japanese cloth portfolio. Text with several minor worm holes neatly repaired, otherwise a very good set. ''In August 1841 Hatsutaro, a peasant from Awa joined the crew of the Eju-maru (Eiju-maru) owned by Nakamuraya Ihei of Hyogo. The ship had a crew of thirteen, captained by Zensuke Inoue of Susami in Kishu. On a voyage from Hyogo to southern Oshu, the ship drifted in a storm for four months until the crew was rescued by a Spanish vessel and brought to San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of Baja California. While Hatsutaro and a few of the others learnt Spanish, the remainder of the crew worked on a farm until such time as they were able to travel to Mazatlan, where they took passage to Japan. In 1844 Hatsutaro and his captain reached Canton in an American merchantman, then returned to Japan by way of Zhapu (Zhejiang province, China) aboard a Chinese junk.., The sailors were cross examined by the Awa clan lord, it being forbidden under normal circumstances for Japanese to travel abroad. A narrative of the voyage was compiled from the recollections of Hatsutaro by Bunzo Maekawa (a Confucian scholar) and Sakai Junzo, and published with forty-one woodblock illustrations in Japan in 1854'' (Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800 to 1850, H11). ''Hatsutaro's narrative circulated first in manuscript copies, possibly as early as 1844. His report was incorporated in 1846 into another manuscript, Amerika chikushi, by Inoue Shin'yo. The full text, but lacking Maekawa Bunzo's preface, was first printed in 1854, issued by Seifuen Juo with the title Kaigai Ibun: America shinwa (A Strange Tale from Overseas, or a New Account of America). It was printed by woodblock in five slender volumes; the first two comprise the narrative in chronological order, and the remaining volumes for an encyclopedia on 'American' geography, climate, inhabitants, living conditions, customs, artifacts, and natural life. The set is illustrated with many woodblock prints in colour'' (Kaigai Ibun/ Baja California Travel Series/ Ed. By Edwin Carpenter & Glen Dawson. Vol. 20. Los Angeles, 1970, p. 18). The book was illustrated by Morizumi Tsurana (1809-1892), ''a Sumiyoshi painter who lived in Osaka. He trained under Watanabe Hiroteru (fl. Early 19th century) and later under Sumiyoshi Hirotsura (1793-1863). He specialized in the depiction of historical subjects. Sadateru is one of his go (artist names), used before he adopted the name Tsurana. He exhibited at the Naikoku Kaiga Kyoshinkai (Domestic Painting Competition) and the Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai (Japanese Domestic Industrial Exhibition) and served on the Art Committee of the Imperial Household'' (Bonhams).

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        [MANUSCRIPT MENU FOR A BANQUET GIVEN AT THE YOKOHAMA TREATY HOUSE FOR THE AMERICAN DELEGATION LED BY COMMODORE PERRY]

      [Yokohama, 1854. [1]p. Oblong folio sheet, previously folded. A couple of minor creases, with very light dampstaining at foot of sheet. Very good. An impressive survival from Commodore Perry's expedition, a decorative manuscript menu from the banquet that celebrated the agreement of the Treaty of Kanagawa between the United States and Japan in 1854. Although an official and extensive trade agreement between the two countries was not agreed until 1858, the Treaty of Kanagawa achieved Perry and the United States government's primary goal of opening Japan to U.S. trade by allowing the use of two ports at Shimoda and Hakodate by American ships, granting a degree of freedom of movement to American sailors while in port, and establishing diplomatic relations via the appointment of an American consul. The banquet was held in the Treaty House at Yokohama, which had been purpose-built for negotiating the agreement between the two countries. It was a return engagement, following a first event hosted by the Americans on board Perry's flagship, the U.S.S. Powhatan, at which copious amounts of lamb, beef, and whiskey were reportedly served. The menu for the Japanese meal reflected the country's altogether different culinary tastes, offering a long series of soup and seafood courses, including sea bream and a number of other fish. It is unclear which side found the other's food more distasteful, but Perry remarked that the Japanese offerings, "Seemed particularly meager in comparison with American fare, and soup, however desirable in its proper place, was found to be but a poor substitute for a round of beef or a haunch of mutton." For their part, the Japanese were unimpressed by the Americans' loud and uncouth behavior at the event, and were amused by their inability to use chopsticks. Despite the reservations of each side, the banquet served as a capstone to one of the most critical moments in the development of Japanese-American relations. This possibly unique piece of ephemera is a wonderful document of that entertaining, cross-cultural episode and the culmination of the Perry expedition.

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        HARD TIMES

      Bradbury & Evans 1854 - Dickens, Charles. HARD TIMES. For These Times. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First Book Edition, first state of the binding. A FINE copy in original publisher's light olive green moiré horizontally-ribbed cloth, the front and back covers contain a two-line border and an ornamental rectangular frame, both stamped in blind. Title lettered in gilt with 5/- at bottom. Facing endpapers are yellow as called for. Belfast bookseller's contemporary label to front paste-down. Collates exactly per Smith (pp. 87-88). Two exceedingly tiny nicks to the spine ends, else superb. Spine and covers with a trace of fade as almost always. Inner hinges tight, text block tighter. HARD TIMES is a hell of a book to photograph with precision, pardon the needful hyperbole but trust that this copy still has sheen and gloss to the covers, great eye appeal! HARD TIMES appeared in 20 numbers of "Household Words" through August 12th, 1854. This copy was published on August 7th, 1854. In a matching green felt-lined custom folding box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BAJA CALIFORNIA & MEXICO] ???? [Kaigai Ibun - Ichi Mei Amerika Shinwa: A Strange Tale from Overseas, or a New Account of America]

      - [Tokio]: Seifuen Ju?, Kaei k?in [1854]. First edition. Complete in 5 vols. [26], [20], [21], [18], [15] double leaves, including a double page woodblock hand coloured map showing East Asia, North Pacific and North America, woodcut title vignette and thirty-nine hand coloured woodblock illustrations (with thirteen double page). 25x17,5 cm. Text and illustrations within single borders (18,3x12,4 cm), main text ten vertical lines. Original Japanese fukuro toji bindings: white paper covers finished with brown brush strokes, with paper title labels on the front covers; leaves sewn together with strings. Previous owner's stamps on the first and last leaves of each volume; owner's inscriptions on the inner sides of the back covers. Vol. 2 with several pencil written kanji on the upper margins. Housed in a later Japanese cloth portfolio. Text with several minor worm holes neatly repaired, otherwise a very good set. ''In August 1841 Hatsutaro, a peasant from Awa joined the crew of the Eju-maru (Eiju-maru) owned by Nakamuraya Ihei of Hyogo. The ship had a crew of thirteen, captained by Zensuke Inoue of Susami in Kishu. On a voyage from Hyogo to southern Oshu, the ship drifted in a storm for four months until the crew was rescued by a Spanish vessel and brought to San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of Baja California. While Hatsutaro and a few of the others learnt Spanish, the remainder of the crew worked on a farm until such time as they were able to travel to Mazatlan, where they took passage to Japan. In 1844 Hatsutaro and his captain reached Canton in an American merchantman, then returned to Japan by way of Zhapu (Zhejiang province, China) aboard a Chinese junk., The sailors were cross examined by the Awa clan lord, it being forbidden under normal circumstances for Japanese to travel abroad. A narrative of the voyage was compiled from the recollections of Hatsutaro by Bunzo Maekawa (a Confucian scholar) and Sakai Junzo, and published with forty-one woodblock illustrations in Japan in 1854'' (Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800 to 1850, H11). ''Hatsutaro's narrative circulated first in manuscript copies, possibly as early as 1844. His report was incorporated in 1846 into another manuscript, Amerika chikushi, by Inoue Shin'yo. The full text, but lacking Maekawa Bunzo's preface, was first printed in 1854, issued by Seifuen Juo with the title Kaigai Ibun: America shinwa (A Strange Tale from Overseas, or a New Account of America). It was printed by woodblock in five slender volumes; the first two comprise the narrative in chronological order, and the remaining volumes for an encyclopedia on 'American' geography, climate, inhabitants, living conditions, customs, artifacts, and natural life. The set is illustrated with many woodblock prints in colour'' (Kaigai Ibun/ Baja California Travel Series/ Ed. By Edwin Carpenter & Glen Dawson. Vol. 20. Los Angeles, 1970, p. 18). The book was illustrated by Morizumi Tsurana (1809-1892), ''a Sumiyoshi painter who lived in Osaka. He trained under Watanabe Hiroteru (fl. Early 19th century) and later under Sumiyoshi Hirotsura (1793-1863). He specialized in the depiction of historical subjects. Sadateru is one of his go (artist names), used before he adopted the name Tsurana. He exhibited at the Naikoku Kaiga Kyoshinkai (Domestic Painting Competition) and the Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai (Japanese Domestic Industrial Exhibition) and served on the Art Committee of the Imperial Household'' (Bonhams). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mysteries of Astrology, and the Wonders of Magic: Including a History of the Rise and Progress of Astrology, and the Various Branches of Necromancy: Together with Valuable Directions and Suggestions Relative to the Casting of Nativities, and Predictions by Geomancy, Chiromancy, Physiognomy &c. Also Highly Interesting Narratives, Anecdotes &c. Illustrative of the Marvels of Witchcraft , Spiritual Phenomena, and the Results of Supernatural Influence. By Dr. C. W. Roback, President of the Astrological College of Sweden, and Founder of the Society of the Magi in London, Paris, and St. Petersburg.

      Boston, Wright & Hasty, 1854. 8:o. Frontespis, xiv, (2), [17]-236, (2) s. & 1 inklistrat tryckt dubbelsidigt reklamblad. Med träsnitt i texten. Förlagets bruna rikt dekorerade klotband, nött rygg samt yttre hörn, bakre yttre fals med spricka i klotet, rygg & främre pärm med titel & dekor i guld, helt guldsnitt. Främre fria försättsblad saknas. Frontespis delvis loss. Exlibris ‘[Paul] Wilstadius, Ex Collectione de Smolandia' samt ‘Laurentius Lundberg' på främre pärmens insida. B&B 307:1733. Endast tillgänglig på 2 Libris-bibliotek (KB, Link SB) (Boston-upplagan). Fallenius var född i Småland och utvandrade till USA 1844 på flykt undan uppdagade lurendrejerier hemmavid. I USA ägnade han sig under många namn åt fortsatta mycket storstilade bedrägerier. Främre pärmens mittfält pryds av ‘Dr. Roback's family summer residence, Sweden'. Bilden föreställer Rosendals slott på Djurgården!

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        PERRY EXPEDITION - BLACK SHIP SCROLL] [A "Black Ship Scroll" Showing the Negotiations in Yokohama during the Second Visit of Commodore Matthew Perry's Naval Expedition to Japan in February-March 1854, Titled:] Kurofune raikou emaki

      - Landing scene dated: Kaei 7 [i.e. 1854], but possibly a slightly later Meiji period copy. Hand painted scroll ca. 338x26,2 cm. Ink and watercolour on rice paper, remounted. Occasional minor worm holes, several creases, but overall a beautiful scroll in very good condition. Rare beautiful hand painted ''Black Ship Scroll'' giving the pictorial record of the negotiation of the first American-Japanese Treaty of Kanagawa which was signed in Yokohama on March 31, 1854. The treaty was the result of Commodore Matthew Perry's two naval expeditionary missions to Japan (July 1853 and February-March 1854), and effectively ended 220-years of Japan's isolation from the western world. Perry first arrived to the Edo Bay in July 1853 and then returned in February 1854. He was allowed to land at Kanagawa, the site of modern-day Yokohama on March 8, 1854, where a special ''Treaty House'' was erected on shore. The negotiations lasted for almost a month, accompanied with the presentation of the gifts from the American President to the Japanese Emperor and vice versa, contests by sumo wrestlers, drills of American marines, banquets and many other activities between the Americans and the Japanese. After the Treaty was signed Perry and his ships cruised in the Edo Bay and departed for Simoda on April 11-18, 1854. The scroll consists of four sections opening with full-length portraits of ten members of the American delegation, including Commodore Perry himself, marines in their respective uniforms and the Chinese translator Luo Sen; the captions next to each figure read (i.e.): 'True image of an American Superior Officer'; 'Image of American Chief Soldier'; 'American Commanding Officer'; 'American Soldier'; 'Chinese Scholar Officer'; 'American Military Music Officer'; 'Same as the one to the right'; 'American Cannon Soldier'; 'American Black man - Lower Officer'; 'American Sailor'. The second scene is titled 'A View of Reception of the Envoy of American Republican Government Landing at Yokohama in 1854'. The watercolour shows the Americans disembarking at Kanagawa on March 8, 1854 for the first day of negotiations with nine 'black ships' in the background. Seven boats with American flags are landing at the shore, American marines are lined up in front of the specially constructed ''Treaty House'', as Perry and his retinue with an American flag walk to meet the Japanese commissioners. He is preceded with a group of Japanese officials leading him to the negotiation buildings. The third section titled ''Picture of troops' manoeuvres in Yokohama'' shows the American marines during drills performed for the Japanese on March 24. The final scene shows a group of sumo wrestlers tossing bales of rice (entertainment arranged by the Japanese on March 24, 1854, when the presents from the Emperor were handed to the Americans), and the miniature railway in action, which had been presented by the Americans to the Japanese Emperor on March 13. The captions to the scenes read: ''Picture of sumo wrestlers carrying 200 straw bags with rice which are one of our gifts'' and ''Picture of the trial of the engine train which was presented''. Most of the Perry scrolls date from after 1858 and many of them are crude and derivative copies. Ours is an artistically well executed - if slightly naive - copy that is however clearly based on contemporary eyewitness accounts. ''Universal concern bred a variety of means by which news of the Americans was spread throughout the land. One popular and attractive device was the painted pictorial with text done in scroll format. Many were produced, often in duplicate, and they circulated widely. The paintings are not high art; on the contrary, they are work of the artisan and not of the legitimate artist. The usage ''Black Ship Scrolls'' was coined subsequently and is a reference to the colour of Commodore Perry's ships. Not many Black Ships Scrolls have survived'' (The Black Ships Scrolls, p. [2]/ Perry in Japan: a Visual History). The bes

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        Interior of a Māori marae

      London : The Working Men's Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right 'PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852', and 'M 10'; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined to upper and lower sections of the design), verso with a few small closed tears at top left corner, otherwise a well preserved example, the hand colouring still strong and vibrant. The Working Men's Educational Union was a philanthropic organisation founded in London in 1852. One of its aims was to provide free education for the working classes through public lectures at numerous venues across the city. During the 1850s it published at least 400 different large format lithographic wall hangings, which it called 'Diagrams', that were designed to illustrate lectures on a wide variety of subjects. They were produced on calico (inexpensive, unprocessed cotton) - apparently to avoid paper duty - and were available for purchase at the Union's premises in Skinner Street, Clerkenwell and King William Street, near London Bridge. In 1854 the Union advertised a series of these Diagrams titled Missionary Scenes, 'Being twenty coloured Diagrams upon Missionary Trials, Perils, and Insults, Heathen Superstitions, Cruelties, etc. ; suited for Missionary Lectures. Price, to subscribers, £1 10s., to non-subscribers, £2 5s' (advertisement contained within the pamphlet The progress of locomotion; being two lectures on the advances made in artificial locomotion in Great Britain, by Benjamin Scott. London, Published by F. Baron, for the Working Men's Educational Union, 1854). It is likely that the present Diagram, of which we can trace no other extant example, formed part of this Missionary series. Indeed, it seems reasonable to posit that the 'M' preceding the sequence number '10' at lower right stands for 'Missionary'. Although its artist is unidentified, the image is possibly after a published lithograph, perhaps one which appeared in a journal such as the Illustrated London News. Not uncommonly for this period, the image contains a number of inaccuracies. It depicts a Māori chief within a marae, his face with moko, his head adorned with white feathers (tākapu or toroa), a wreath of small flowers, and a pōhoi toroa (a ball-shaped ear ornament made of albatross feathers); he wears a flax cloak with black fringes. Apparently in heathen spiritual reverie, the figure rests with his back against a pou (carved post), the skulls and bones of cannibalised enemies on the ground beside him, their mokomokai displayed on the stakes around the marae enclosure. At lower right, two weapons hang from the plaited textile wall of the enclosure: a Māori whalebone patu, and a Tongan hand club. The Alexander Turnbull Library (National Library of New Zealand) holds in its collection fifteen lithographic Diagrams produced by the Working Men's Educational Union. These depict scenes in New Zealand, Australia, the Torres Strait, the Pacific Islands, and South Africa.

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        Chimica fotografica: contenente gli elementi di chimica spiegati col mezzo delle manipolazioni fotografiche, i processi di fotografia sovra piastre, carta asciutta o umida, su vetri al collodio, e all'albumina, la maniera di preparare, di adoperare e utilizzare i residui, le ricette più recenti, e gli ultimi perfezionamenti, l'incisione, e la litofotografia. Versione del prof. Giuseppe Ravani.

      Libreria Ravani, Milano, 1854. XV, 288 p., 18 cm, m.t. coeva con punte. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura alle prime e ultime carte. RARISSIMA EDIZIONE ITALIANA. UN INCUNABOLO DELLA FOTOGRAFIA IMPRESSO IN ITALIANO A SOLI 15 ANNI DALL'ANNUNCIO DI DAGUERRE. La parte prima da p. 1 a p. 45 contiene elementi di chimica (con due tabelle a pagina intera). La seconda parta da p. 46 a p. 125 contiene le manipolazioni (operazioni diverse, manipolazioni analitiche, trattamento dei residui, manipolazioni fotografiche, preparamenti sulle piastri, operazioni fotografiche sopra la carta e il vetro, carta asciutta, carta umida, vetri preparati col collodio, vetri albuminati, positivi, della fotografia in viaggio). La terza parte da p. 126 a p. 248 contiene un ricco e dettagliato vocabolario fotografico. A p. 249 vi sono le aggiunte (processi nuovi) e a p. 266 le applicazioni della fotografia. L'opera contiene numerose tabelle, formule chimiche e figure.

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        VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA. WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ITS DISCOVERY AND INTRODUCTION INTO CULTIVATION: WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM SHARP, FROM SPECIMENS GROWN AT SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.

      Boston: Printed and published for the author by Dutton & Wentworth, 1854. Broadsheet. Letterpress title, 1p. dedication to Caleb Cope, 12pp. text (numbered [5]-16); 1p. index, plate list, note, and errata. Six chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Sons of Dorchester, Massachusetts (five after William Sharp, one after Allen). Publisher's cloth-backed lettered boards. Very good. In a green half morocco box. Provenance: Taylor Library, Derry N.H. (early book label). A monument to American color printing, a work which launched the age of chromolithography as an art in the United States. This work is one of very few truly great American botanical works and is one of the most beautiful flower books ever produced. VICTORIA REGIA; OR THE GREAT WATER LILY OF AMERICA provides an appropriate showcase for this gigantic water lily, first discovered along the Amazon River and then taken to Britain for cultivation. The so-called "vegetable wonder" was first described by Sir R.H. Schomburg in 1837. From the details he gave, botanist John Lindley suggested the lily was a new genera and put forward the name Victoria Regia in honor of Queen Victoria during the first year of her reign. "The giant water-lily is a spectacular flower; nineteenth-century commentators describe with amazement the vast dimensions of its floating leaves, which could exceed two meters in diameter, and its great white flower, which opened in the evening and closed again at dawn in a truly lovely spectacle" - OAK SPRING FLORA. In 1853, Allen, a well respected horticulturalist and author of a treatise on viticulture, cultivated a seed from the water lily given to him by Caleb Cope, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the man in whose garden the water lily first flowered in America, on Aug. 21, 1851. Working at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, Allen tended the seed from January to July, and on the evening of July 21 the flower finally bloomed. Motivated by his success, he hoped to make the glory of the water lily available to a wider audience and engaged the services of William Sharp, a British- born artist and pioneer of chromolithography then working in Boston. Sharp had been practicing with the new technique of chromolithography as early as 1841, the first person to do so in the United States. His early efforts can be seen in Mattson's THE AMERICAN VEGETABLE PRACTICE (1841), but, as McGrath states, those chromolithographs are merely "passable." Fortunately, Sharp improved his technique, and his next major project, the plates for Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA (1852), demonstrated to all who viewed them the colorful and dramatic potential of chromolithography. Still, the process was in its infancy, and it would take a work of tremendous ambition to satisfactorily popularize the technique. Allen's proposed book on the water lily provided such a vehicle. Though the first plate of the Victoria Regia is based on a sketch Allen composed himself, the remaining five plates, which show the gradual development of the flowers from bud to full bloom, are wholly attributable to Sharp. Superlative in concept, color, and execution, they became the first benchmark of the art. "In the large water lily plates of Victoria Regia, Sharp printed colors with a delicacy of execution and technical brilliance never before achieved in the United States" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. OAK SPRING FLORA 106. BENNETT, p.2. PRINCETON, AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTS, p.147. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 85. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.69. NISSEN BBI 16. HUNT 56. McGRATH, pp.119-20. Bettina A. Norton, "William Sharp: Accomplished Lithographer" in ART & COMMERCE: AMERICAN PRINTS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Charlottesville, 1978). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 19.

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        Constructionslehre für den Maschinenbau. Band 1: Atlas.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1854 - (46,5 x 34,5 cm). Doppelblattgroßes Titelblatt. Mit 31 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe des Atlasbandes von Reuleaux's Erstlingswerk, das ihm zu einer Dozentenstelle an der ETH in Zürich verhalf. - Die Tafeln zeigen u.a. Schraub- und Nietverbindungen, Achsen, Wellen, Kupplungen, diverse Lager und Lagerstühle, Zahnräder, Diagramme von Stufenscheiben, Kurbeln, Schubstangen und Schubstangenköpfe, Ventile und Stopfbüchsen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. S.A.S. EL GENERAL PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO...QUE HABIÉNDOSE CONCLUIDO Y FIRMADO EN ESTA CAPITAL EL DIA DE 30 DE DICIEMBRE DEL AÑO PRÓXIMO PASADO DE 1853, UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPÚBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Mexico City, 1854. [8]pp. Folio. Dbd. Minor foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. The first Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase agreement, known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla. The Gadsden Treaty involved the purchase of territory from Mexico to the United States which had been in dispute since the conclusion of hostilities in 1848. It included a large portion of what became southern Arizona (most notably Tucson) and a smaller portion of southern New Mexico. The United States gained the land, and Mexico received ten million dollars and an end to covetousness from her neighbor to the north. It was the last addition to the continental United States. The treaty was signed on Dec. 30, 1853, ratified by the United States Congress with some changes on April 25, 1854, and with the approval of Santa Anna went into effect on June 30. The agreement was ordered to be printed by Santa Anna on July 20. This is the official printing of that date by the Mexican Secretary of State Manuel Diez de Bonilla's office (signed in type by him, with his manuscript paraph below), with text in parallel columns of Spanish and English. A rare original document, with only five copies in OCLC over several records, recording examples at the Huntington Library, Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale (two copies). This is the first copy ever handled by this firm. MALLOY, p.1121 (ref). OCLC 28040763, 54232008, 702681415, 13163879.

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        China Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China

      A printed circular. Seven lithographed sheets in double column on tracing paper, printed on rectos only. Oblong folio. Some minor chips not affecting text, little browning. Shanghai, September,

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        Rolandseck".

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

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        An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities.

      Macmillan 1854 - FIRST EDITION, third issue, cancel title-page, stamp on the title-page of the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, occasional light foxing, more substantial foxing to free endpapers, very occasional minor black marking and creasing, pp. [ii], vi, 424, 8vo, publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, very good. This issue consists of sheets of the first printing of 1854, which had been first issued with a title page carrying the imprint of Walton and Maberly alongside Macmillan, and issued a second time with a moved errata slip; this third issue has a cancel title-page naming Macmillan alone as the publishers. The book was printed in Dublin, though the new title page does not reveal this. Boole's most important work, the book sets out what is now known as 'Boolean algebra', reducing logic to algebraic formulations, which would be the cornerstone of the information age and the binary system. (Origins of Cyberspace, p.77; Goldstine: The computer from Pascal to von Neumann, p.35-38)

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        China. Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China

      1854 - A printed circular. Seven lithographed sheets in double column on tracing paper, printed on rectos only. Oblong folio. Some minor chips not affecting text, little browning. Shanghai, September, A rare and unlikely survival. The date and place of publication are corroborated by Roberts himself, writing in The Primitive Church Magazine in a letter dated October 7, 1854, he refers to his ?plan in the circular from China last month, entitled Grand Plan for Missionary Increase in China.? Born in Sumner County, Tennessee, Roberts (1802-1871) was ordained after a term at the Baptist school, Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Having financed his own passage to Macao in 1837, he initially preached at a lepers? colony and joined the Foreign Mission Board of the Baptist Triennial Convention in 1841. The following year, Roberts distinguished himself by becoming the first permanent resident Protestant missionary in Hong Kong and baptizing the first Chinese convert in Hong Kong. In 1844, he moved outside the foreign area in Canton, the first foreigner to do so. It was likely high profile acts such as these that led to him delivering daily catechism to the Christian convert Hong Xiuquan in 1847. Hong Xiuquan (1814-1864)became the leader of the 1850-64 Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty. Roberts assumed the Taiping rebellion would succeed and so composed this piece. The text begins with Roberts lamenting the ?slow progress of the Missionary Board System? and after quoting a selection of scripture, states that it is time to capitalise on the ?revolution that is now in progress, and the wide opening it is making for gospel access to the million of China.? He proposes a committee of Cooperation (involving American and European missionaries) to work with Taiping rulers to that end. In 1860, Roberts left for the Taiping capital where he accepted a post as advisor to Hong Rengan, the foreign minister at the Taiping court. Roberts was dismayed to find his own beliefs differed so dramatically from the Taiping?s and, after a falling out with Hong, he left China in 1862. This is an important document reporting the hopes and ambitions of one of the most significant American missionaries in China during the Taiping Rebellion. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        (Hrsg.). Hamburg in seiner gegenwärtigen Gestalt und seine reizende Umgebung. Hamburg, (1854 - 56). Mit lithogr. Titel und 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln v. Poppel u. Kurz nach J. Gottheil. Qu.-4°. Reich vergold. illustr. OLwd. m. Goldschnitt (etw. bestoßen).

       1854 Mit den bekannten und schönen Ansichten von Hamburg und seinen Gebäuden.- Buchblock vom Einband gelöst. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Botanique. Organographie et taxonomie. Histoire naturelle des familles végétales et des principales espèces suivant la classification de M. Adrien de Jussieu.

      Paris: L. Curmer, 1854 - Seconde édition, grand in-8; xxviii, 387p., [1p.]; frontispice et 42 planches hors texte, dont 23 finement coloriées. Beau cartonnage de l'éditeur en percaline bleue richement ornée de fleurs et végétaux polychromes et dorés. Minimes frottis aux coins, mais un bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Ouvrage remarquablement illustré, une belle production de l'éditeur Curmer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Original three-quarter length lithograph by Battistelli

      Rome, 1854. Binney: Italian Dance Prints 92. Arrigoni and Bertarelli 1556. Ferraris, "queen of the Paris Opéra," studied with Carlo Blasis, who "considered her among his most successful students. In his writings he spared no praise for the beauty of her bearing, the lightness of her dancing, and the precision and strength of her technique... Considered 'a new Taglioni'... she knew how to fuse harmoniously the characteristics of the Romantic style with the brilliance of the highly virtuosic technique prevailing in the second half of the century." Claudia Celi in the International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 2, p. 587. Italian Romantic ballet prints are quite scarce.. 300 x 235 mm. + wide margins. Printed on wove paper. The subject is seated within a double-line border with decorative devices at corners, turned to her right with her hands crossed in her lap, holding a tambourine. With facsimile signature and the letters "DGDDD" to lower margin. Slightly worn and creased; remnants of seals to blank margin with small 5 mm. hole to lower right corner; very small circular collector's stamp to lower left. Partially laid down to backing paper.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Essence of Christianity / Chapman's Quarterly Series, No. 6 (ONLY BOOK TO BEAR THE REAL NAME OF GEORGE ELIOT)

      John Chapman, London 1854 - Dated to title page MDCCCLIV; no later dates. Original, intricately blind-stamped cloth boards are of an indeterminate shade of "dark olive," "seaweed," or "deep bronze green." Corners toed in; the two bottom front board corners have poked through the cloth, but this tightly-bound book will close its own text block and retains its original canary endpapers with only minor markings; it's "very good." Possibly the only book to bear to spine and title page (as translator) the actual name of the woman who was later to become famous as the author of "Adam Bede," "Silas Marner," "Middlemarch," and "The Mill on the Floss," having adopted the now more familiar "George Eliot" both to avoid the stigma of the "silly romances" to which she complained female authors of her era limited themselves, and also presumably to avoid questions about her unconventional marital status. (Evans had earlier translated D.F. Strauss' "Life of Jesus Critically Examined," 1846, but was not credited.) In this, his magnum opus and humanist classic, meantime, Feuerbach develops his thesis that God is nothing else than man -- the outward projection of the divine aspects of man's inner nature -- from which he proceeds in Part 2 to discuss the "false or theological essence of religion," including the "superstitious" basis of the Christian sacraments. A single volume of 340 pp. including both parts and the Appendix, in which several pages remain unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "From Mr. Hoppins Sketchbook. Travels Abroad"

      1854. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Pen and sepia ink on paper (double-sided). signed and dated upper left "Augustus Hoppin, Paris, July 17, 1854" Annotated upper right "From Mr Hoppins Sketch Book. Travels abroad". 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Drawings from a Travel Sketchbook. Double-sided drawing with scenes from the artist's European tour in 1854. The vignettes include various figure studies and costume sketches from different countries (Alexandria, Holland, Paris, Zurich, Belgium and Berne) Augustus Hoppin (1828-1896) was a prominent American illustrator who started his career (after having practiced law) in the 1850's as an illustrator for magazine and book publishers. His work included illustrations to Louisa May Allcott's books.

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        [KAWARABAN PICTORIAL NEWS-SHEETS ANNOUNCING PERRY'S SECOND ARRIVAL IN JAPAN]

      [Edo, 1854. Three woodblock-printed sheets on mulberry paper, all approximately 7 x 9 inches. Old folds, light worming to left and right margins, just affecting image, some partially repaired. Overall very good. A collection of three small Kawaraban pictorial woodblock news- sheets, one titled "Soshu Uraga kempen ikoku-jin Perry nozu." The first shows the fishermen running away from the shore as Perry's steamship sails into view. The second depicts some of the soldiers who marched onto the shore as part of the procession of Perry's party. The third illustrates seven examples of the hats of the officers and military, a shoe, a naval sword and scabbard, musket, pistol and powder-horn. The Japanese view of the Americans who arrived in 1854 and marched ashore to conclude a treaty on trade was greatly influenced by Kawaraban news-sheets such as these, which record the events that took place. These sheets circulated around Edo and greater Japan at the time. The fascination with every part of the apparel of the sailors and officers is apparent in these sketches, which were issued in pictorial woodcut form for a wider audience, and sold on the streets. These sheets appear to have come from the same source, the worming on each sheet at the margins consistent with each other. Rarely-glimpsed illustrated sources of Perry's impact on the Japanese people at the time of his second arrival.

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        Millard Fillmore

      April 12, 1854. “Life Military and Civil of the Duke of Wellington. Digested from the Materials of W.H. Maxwell, and in part re-written by An Old Soldier,” 497pp, 4.5” x 7”. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Illustrated. Signed on the title page <i>“M.P. Fillmore / Apl 12 / 54.”</i> Millard Fillmore has penned the library shelf location <i>“G-2”</i> beneath his son’s signature. Green binding rubbed and chipped. Spine faded, gilt-lettered “Life of / Wellington / by an / Old Soldier.” Upper and lower edges of spine torn. Hinges loose. Two leaves preceding the half-title have separated from the binding. Good condition.<br /><br />Millard Powers Fillmore (1828-1889) served as his father’s secretary in the White House, 1850-1853.<br />

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        Early Autograph Manuscript Signed, in French, 4to, n.p., August 29, 1908

      Gance writes a four stanza poem entitled, "Death for Life to Rimbaud," referring to French avant-garde poet, Arthur Rimbaud, (1854-91). The first stanza reads: "In the musky and singeing air thick with strange shrillness' The drum dully hammers at enthusiasm/Bullets, shells rain down, living sarcasm/That spares the wounded that pain devours./ The battle twists on the folds in the hills/And spits black blood on the broken guns/While, witness to the heavens of blood gold set glow/High up, floating in the crimson clamor, the crow!" He signs, "A. Gance with and time, "9 PM." He writes a Latin quotation in Latin following the signature, "To live, shed the reason for living." The Latin quote is translated into French and given the citation, "Juvenal, Satire VIII" in another hand and refers to the satirical poems by the Roman poet Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. At this early point in Gance's long career in cinema, he had gone to Brussels to act at the Theatre du Parc. His attention turned to film and the following year, 1909, he started selling screen plays to the Gaumont film company. Within two years Gance formed his own company. This early manuscript comes from the pre-cinema period of Gance's long film career typically dated as having begun in 1909, the year following this poem. The poem itself suggests Rimbaud's influence on Gance in this early period. Gance first gained recognition in 1917 with his film "Mater dolorosa" ("Sorrowful Mother," remade in 1932) and in 1918 with "La Dixième Symphonie" ("Tenth Symphony").

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        Herbier manuscrit

      entre 1829 et 1854 - Herbier manuscrit composé de 220 aquarelles originales réalisé par F. BARTHEZ entre 1829 et 1854. François Barthez (1801-1868) botaniste, pharmacien, médecin militaire, historien de Vichy, est l&#146;auteur outre différents écrits médicaux, d&#146;une histoire de Vichy sous Napoléon 3 et d&#146;un important dictionnaire de botanique médicale et pharmaceutique publié à paris chez Roret en 1836 en 3 volumes dont un atlas in-4. Ces grandes aquarelles mesurent 23 cm sur 35,5 cm et sont montées soigneusement sur papier vert pâle. Elles sont accompagnées de descriptions scientifiques et botaniques de chacune des espèces représentées. Cet imposant ensemble réalisé sur trente ans se présente sous deux chemises cartonnées dont l&#146;une contient un envoi autographe du Dr F. Barthez au Maréchal Ramón María Narváez y Campos (1800-1868, diplomate et homme d&#146;Etat Espagnol) : « Hommage A Monsieur le Maréchal de Narvaez, duc de Valence, président du Conseil des Ministres d&#146;Espagne, en souvenir de Vichy et la respectueuse considération de l&#146;auteur ». François Barthez était membre correspondant de l&#146;académie royale de médecine de Madrid, c&#146;est sans doute à ce titre qu&#146;il fit ce présent à ce diplomate espagnol. Suite de planches d&#146;herbier manuscrites et aquarellées par le Docteur F. BARTHEZ datée de 1853. Contenant un envoi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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