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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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        The California Crusoe; or, The Lost Treasure Found. A Tale of Mormonism

      John Henry Parker, London 1854 - 162pp. Sextodecimo [17.5 cm] Brown blind stamped boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Cloth at joints cracked with chipped cloth at crown and a bookplate on the front pastedown, otherwise very good. Leonard Arrington wrote of this rare work: "The self-evident purpose of Crusoe is to warn English parishioners of the evils and dangers waiting for them if they convert to Mormonism and journey across the sea. The book frequently alludes as well to the evils of the economic aristocracy and the Catholic Church, but its author attacks Mormonism with a dozen anecdotes of deception and depravity." "According to Dale Morgan, Robert Richards is a pseudonym and the work should be considered a primitive precursor of the 'Mormon Novel'. The author describes the journey of the Saints from Nauvoo to Salt Lake, beginning on February 3, 1846. He then records how he fled from Salt Lake as an apostate and brings his narration to an end in California." - Wagner/Camp 243:1. Graff 3488. Howes R250. Streeter 3061Not in Flake/Draper. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henry Thomas Schaffer (1854-1915, British) - Watercolour, Louvain.

      Early 20th Century - DescriptionA superb market scene in watercolour by the listed British artist Henry Thomas Schaffer (1854-1915). Beautifully presented in a gilt frame and quality mount with gilt lining. Signed and inscribed in the lower right- Louvain, Belgium". Signed. On wove. ConditionIn fine condition. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS:

      - with na account of a visit to the Chaldaean christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers, and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians. By Austen Henry Layard, Esq. D.C.L. [vinheta e epigrafe], Sixth edition. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. [1854]. Obra em 2 volumes. In 8º [21,5x14 cm] com xxx, 399 + xii, 495 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele marroquin castanho com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas, nos filetes em esquadria, e nas conchas das pastas. Corte dourado por folhas. Ilustrado com 18 gravuras, cerca de 80 gravuras no texto; e 4 planos desdobráveis em extratexto; e um mapa desdobrável (de 36x48 cm) com o actual Curdistão e o Iraque, no final do 1º volume. Exemplar com folhas de guarda em papel decorativo da época e um ex-libris de oferta em ambos os volumes [This volume is respectfully presented to the Reverend Owen Owen, Curate of Colne ( ) Colne, April 1859] As litografias nos frontispícios de cada volume mostram a remoção e transporte da escultura colossal do boi-alado para o Museu Britânico. Os planos apresentam o conjunto dos levantamentos arqueológicos nas várias cidades assírias e mesopotâmicas, nomeadamente: Excavated ruins of Kouyunjik, General plan of excavation at Nimroud; North west Palace of Nimroud; South west ruin of Nimroud. As gravuras no texto reproduzem detalhes das peças arqueológicas e também da vida quotidiana das expedições arqueológicas. Cada volume contém a relação das gravuras apresentadas. No apendix 1, do primeiro volume, descreve a síntese das escavações e das descobertas de peças, em cada sala e em cada parede. O titulo da obra: Niníve e os seus vestígios, com um relato da visita aos cristãos caldeus do Curdistão, e aos Iesidis, ou adoradores do Demo, como uma análise dos costumes e da arte dos antigos Asssírios. Nineveh, ou Ninive e Nimrud, ou Nemrod, foram capitais da Assiria e da Babilónia dos tempos bíblicos localizadas no Iraque, a 30 quilómetros a sul da cidade de Mossul. Henry Layard descobriu em 1849 o palácio perdido de Sennacherib com as suas salas e baixos relevos colossais; e aí desenterrou a famosa biblioteca de Assurbanipal com 22 mil tabuínhas de argila em escrita cuneiforme. O estudo da arqueologia de Nínive revela a riqueza e glória da Assíria antiga sob reis como Sargão (681-669 ac) e Assurbanipal (669-626 ac). Em Março de 2015 as ruínas destas cidades foram devastadas pela guerra e pela intolerância. Os saqueadores divulgaram vídeos com a destruição das esculturas e baixos-relevos. A UNESCO considerou a destruição das antigas cidades assírias como um crime de guerra e um ataque deliberado contra a história e contra os bens culturais da humanidade. [EN] Layard rediscovered in 1849 the lost palace of Sennacherib with its rooms and colossal bas-reliefs. He also unearthed the famous library of Ashurbanipal with 22,000 cuneiform clay tablets. The study of the archaeology of Nineveh reveals the wealth and glory of ancient Assyria under kings such as Esarhaddon (681–669 BC) and Ashurbanipal (669–626 BC). Language: Inglês / English Location/localizacao: M-5-B-2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Californie

      1854 - First edition. 2 maps (1 folding) & numerous illustrations to text. 8vo. Unopened copy in original printed wrappers, some minor foxing. lii, 651, [blank]pp. Paris, Librairie L. Maison, ?The most comprehensive and reliable contemporary French description of California? (Hill).A lovely copy. Saint-Amant was the French consul at Sacramento, close where a number of Frenchmen were employed by the gold mines. In addition to the long account of his journey into the Oregon Territory, there are notes on mining, agriculture, natural history and on the native and emigrant population. The folding map tracks the author's journey through Oregon. Hill, 1513; Howes, S20; Palau, 285061; Sabin, 74989. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Correspondencia official do Tenente Coronel d'Infanteria de Moçambique João de Sousa Machado, dirigida Ao Exmº Sr. Visconde de Sá da Bandeira, presidente do Conselho Ultramarino no anno de 1852, 1853, 1854 dada á luz pelo seu author anno de 1854.

      Nova Goa, Na Imprensa Nacional, 1854. - 4°, disbound. Typographical ornament on title page. Light browning. Title page larger than rest of text, folded in at upper and fore-edge to preserve the inscription. Author's signed presentation inscription to Celestino Feliciano de Meneses. 31 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Collection of letters and documents attacking Joaquim Pinto de Magalhães's poor adminstration of his office, while shedding much light on colonial administration in Moçambique. The author, who was an infantry lieutenant colonel stationed in Moçambique and later Governor, laments the confused state of affairs in that African colony.*** Fonseca, Aditamentos, pp. 205-6. Catálogo dos livros opúsculos e manuscritos pertencentes à Biblioteca Nacional de Nova Goa (1907), p. 131. Not in Gonçalves, Síntese bibliográfica de Goa. Not in Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa and the Portuguese in India. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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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        Histoire de la campagne de 1800, écrite d'après des documents nouveaux et inédits.

      Dumaine 1854 - In 8 de 2 ff.n.ch. VIII 284 pp. 1 f.n.ch. (errata), demi-chagrin à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs fileté. Ouvrage rédigé par le fils du Général Kellermann, orné de 3 cartes repliées. Bel exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du "Royal Engineers" (arme sur le premier plat et cachet). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      [Edo. ca. 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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        The Non-Slaveholder, Volumes 1 and 2 bound together

      George W. Taylor, Philadelphia 1854 - 24 monthly issues bound together. Complete; each volume contains 104 text pages. Half-leather with marbled boards; 6.75" x 10.25". Sound binding. Clean pages with light intermittent foxing. Old pencil annotation at top of the first title page. Light dampstain to the first six leaves. Some edge wear to cover; two-inch loss of spine covering at head and tail. This ardent abolitionist journal includes coverage of the debate regarding the expansion of slavery, news of anti-slavery events, some early writings of Frederick Douglass, discussion of Quaker events, American slavery laws, Uncle Tom's Cabin, temperance issues including the "Maine Law," and much more. The journal was the organ of the Free Produce Society of Philadelphia and its publisher, George Taylor, managed the city's Free Produce Store. 'Free Produce' included all manners of goods (traditionally made with slave labor) that were produced without any taint of slavery. Such items were much more expensive than slave-produced items, but the most principled Quakers and abolitionists paid the price to keep their consciences clear. Although the Society disbanded in 1856, Taylor kept the store open until after the Civil War when customers no longer saw a reason to patronize him. See The Atlantic Monthly (October, 1868) and Cison's "Quality Came Second" in Main Line Today (March, 2007).Scarce. While digital and microform reprints are common, as of 2017, OCLC shows only a few institutions holding intermittent original issues. Two auction records are on file at the Rare Book Hub. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        More Worlds than One; The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.

      London: John Murray, 1854. London:: John Murray, 1854., 1854. Sm. 8vo. vii, [1], 262, 32 pp. Original blue blind- and gilt- stamped cloth; joints reinforced. Inscribed, lightly, "Professor Whewell." Very good. WHEWELL'S COPY OF BREWSTER'S REFUTATION OF HIS OWN WORK. First edition. Brewster was a Scottish polymath principally interested in optics (he invented the kaleidoscope) and mathematics, though he was also a noted astronomer and historian of science. This book was intended as a rebuttal to what Brewster perceived to be religious obstructionism in the realm of astronomy, and more broadly to argue that the earth is not the only inhabited planet in the universe. "In the course of his long life the Scottish physicist David Brewster wrote copiously about the plurality of worlds. More Worlds than One (1854), perhaps his strongest statement on the question, was written as an answer to William Whewell's On the Plurality of World (1853), which argued that life was a privilege of the Earth." – Miguel de Asúa, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 9(1); 83-92 (2006). Provenance: William Whewell (1794-1866) was an English scientist and philosopher, and the author of "On the Plurality Worlds" (1853), in which he argued that earth was probably the only inhabited planet in the universe. Brewster's disdain for Whewell's ideas is evident from his remarks in the preface, during which he describes the process of writing More Worlds than One largely as a result of an aborted attempt to review Whewell's On the Plurality of Worlds for the North British Review. He found Whewell's theories so distasteful that he immediately set out to refute them. In light of this, it's interesting to see be Whewell's ownership inscription on the book.

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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.

      1854 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF MORMON: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

      F.D. Richards: Liverpool 1854 - 6 x 3.75", rebound in green library buckram, 563pp, covers rubbed and darkened, extremities fraying, hinges loose, front blank detached and heavily chipped, EX-LIBRARY with usual markings, pp169-204 detached but present, pp toned and a bit fragile. "Fifth European Edition, Stereotyped". Sabin 83046. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Feathered Favourites. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds. From Drawings.

      Bosworth; Ticknor, Reed and Fields., London; Boston. 1854 - Covers lightly soiled, owners ink name ffep, light foxing throughout, binding has been repaired and is a little stiff, still a near very good copy with all chromos present. Twelve stunning chromolithograph vignettes. 4to. 54 pp. Original blindstamped green cloth, gilt decorations, all edges gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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".

      Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer. 1854 - Zweite, umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage. 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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        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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        Four years' service in India. By a private soldier.

      Leicester Thompson and Son, Chronicle Office 1854 - Second edition, 8vo, pp.viii, 190. A good used copy in the original green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind; cocked, corners bumped, top and bottom of spine worn. A scarce record of a private soldier's privations in India in the mid 19th-century, with a personal account of the seige of Multan which he saw to the end when: "Mountains of dead lay in every part of the town, and heaps of human ashes in every square, where the bodies had been burnt as they were killed. Some were only half-consumed. Many had been gnawed and pulled to pieces by dogs; and arms, legs, heads and other parts lay in every place. The town swarmed with millions of flies." We locate one copy only of this edition, at SOAS; copies of the 1853 first edition are at BL, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and Oxford only.

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        sefer SHIR HASHIRIM [Song of Songs] . . . im pitron targum sheni vepitron aravi. .

      Shlomo Bilforti and Partner [Vekhavero, literally colleague or friend], Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1854 - 192 x 124 mm. 38 pages. Text is the SONG OF SONGS in Hebrew with translation and commentary in Judeo Arabic. Everything is vowelized (with nikud). Hebrew Inscriptions: title page: Yosef Mahadar | Moshe Mahadahar Second leaf: Yitzhak Mahadahar, may he rest in peace Yosef Mahadahar, may he rest in peace. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treastise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations

      Blanchard and Lea 1854 - First American edition. xxxii,[33]-908, (32)pp. Original full sheep with black label lettered in gilt. Woodcut illustrations in text. Very Good with leather worn along edges, and lightly soiled scratch in spine, bookplate on paste down. Internally in nice shape with pages bright and clean, very faint stain to first 40 pages or so (text still quite legible), a few small corner-creases. The first American appearance of an extremely popular late 19th Century surgical manual written by a British doctor, which went through many editions, selling over 40,000 copies by 1895. It was so trusted during the American Civil War that every Union medical officer was issued a copy; the editor was the medical director of Grant's army. (Heirs of Hippocrates 1869.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - 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 ).

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        The Book of American Indians: Containing Comprehensive Details of Indian Battles, Massacres, Border Warfare, Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Indians. New Edition

      Moore, Clarke & Company, B.F Ellis, Dayton, Ohio 1854 - The original edition. Frontis of blackfoot indians on horsebackIllustrated full title page in red and black. Followed by another full title page. " The Book of American Indians". New Edition. Foxing through out. First few blank pages are stained. 40 wood engravings. Bound in green Illustrated boards. Spine is stamped in gilt lettering but is faint. Tight copy. Hinges are strong. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne de l'Architecture Francaise du XIe au XVIe Siecle: Ten Volume Set

      B. Bance, Editeur 1854 - Ten volume set. Text and images are unmarked; pages are bright, though the page edges are age toned. Previous owner's signature on one of the first free end pages of each volume; each volume also has a small ownership plate glued to the front pastedown. Bindings are all solide, though the spine leather is worn at the hinges and some volumes are missing small pieces of leather at the head and base of the spine. Covers are all lightly edgeworn. Text is in French. Overseas/Priority shipping at cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. March 31, 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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        [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 - 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. Formato: 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.

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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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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. - Large 12mo (7.75" x 5"), original vertically ribbed brown cloth, title and publisher in gilt at spine, covers and spine blind-stamped. [1]-357 pp., map following p. 306; 8 pp. of ads bound between terminal endpaper and rear paste-down. Appealing early ticket of "T. H. Pease, Bookseller, New Haven, Conn." affixed to upper right corner of front paste-down (likely the original seller of this volume); early presentation inscription on front endpaper reading, "Presented to Miss Martha A Lewis as a token of respect by Thomas J Lewis." First edition. A remarkably presentable copy of one of the towering works of nineteenth century American literature. With ads dated June 1854. BAL records copies with ads dated April, May, June, September, and October of 1854, as well as September of 1855, with no known bibliographical significance. 2000 copies were printed on July 12, 1854, and the book was published on the 9th of August. REFERENCES: BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63; Borst A2.1.a; Allen, pp. 8-10. CONDITION: Although lacking the front free endpaper, this is otherwise an unusually well-preserved, entirely unsophisticated copy, with shelf appeal far surpassing that of most copies; the head and foot of the spine are almost perfectly preserved, with no chips or tears, and just a few miniscule spots of wear; gilt slightly darkened, lower spine with a few faint damp-stains, spine slightly cocked; covers slightly bowed; a small light white stain and smaller black spot in lower right corner of upper cover; hinges tight, one gathering slightly sprung; clean throughout, with just a few odd minor spots of foxing; all in all, a most gently worn, attractive copy, which, were it not for the absence of the front free endpaper, could easily bear a price in the neighborhood of $20,000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PNEUMATOLOGIE. Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations fluidiques. Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses (manifestations historiques dans l'Antiquité profane et sacrée). Des Esprits, de l'Esprit Saint et du Miracle spécialement des Résurrections de morts, des exorcismes, apparitions (manifestations thaumaturgiques).

      1854 - Paris Vrayet de Surcy 1854-1864 (pour les 5 premiers volumes), Paris Wattelier et Cie sans date (pour le 6e). 8 tomes en 6 volumes in-8 (selon les titres de Dorbon 3110)XVI 475pp, LXVI 437pp + 189pp, 503 XIpp, VIII 468pp, 534pp 1 feuillet non chiffré XVpp, 486pp 1 feuillet non chiffré XLVIIpp + 178pp. Demi chevreau rouge à coins, dos à 4 nerfs rehaussés d'une chaînette, orné de cadres de filets et volutes dorés, reliure de l'époque. Auréole claire ancienne sur certains feuillets, cachets de bibliothèque sur 5 pages de faux-titre, rousseurs par endroits. exemplaire bien complet des volumes et du texte, selon l'énumération de Dorbon (il est en effet difficile de connaître exactement la composition de ces mémoires, le Tome VII "question des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses, appendice complémentaire des manifestations fluidiques" (189pp) est relié à la suite du Tome III, le Tome VIII"appendice et supplément du 1er volume des manifestations thaumaturgiques" (178pp) est relié à la suite du Tome VII). Reliure de l'époque décorative et solide. Importante et rare réunion de mémoires adressés aux Académies, qu'il est difficile de trouver complète (la 2e partie du Tome VII semble n'avoir jamais paru). L'ouvrage le plus important du Marquis de Mirville né et mort à Gommerville en Seine Maritime (1802-1873), illuministe et médium. Dorbon 3110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        [AMATEUR WATERCOLOR OF PASTORAL SCENE]

      [N.p., 1854. Watercolor, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, on 15 x 11 1/2-inch paper. Bright and clean. Near fine. An accomplished amateur watercolor by Robert Clinton Hill of North Carolina, done during his last year at the United States Military Academy. The scene shows a peaceful brook at the end of a path winding its way through a dense forest. Hill resigned his commission in the Union army to fight for North Carolina in the Confederate States Army, being promoted to captain in 1861. HEITMAN, p.530.

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