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         Map of the Town Center and Entire Suburbs of Canton

      [Prob. Canton], 1855 Approx. 29 x 53 in. (73 x 135 cm). Original hand-coloring of selected features, some in wash, some in outline. Old folds, some separations at minor losses at folds, expertly mounted. Light browning and spotting. Very good condition. Archivally framed. A splendid display piece. A RARE MAP OF GUANGZHOU. Daniel Vrooman came to China in 1852 as a missionary from the American Presbyterian Church. Later U.S. vice-consul in Canton, Vrooman is said to have introduced the first cotton spinning plant in China. "No Western maps of the walled city existed until the middle of the nineteenth century, since the city was off-limits to foreigners." (Garret, Heaven is High, the Emperor Far Away, p. 142). Because foreigners were forbidden from entering the walled city, Vrooman devised an ingenious plan to draw this map of Canton. "A very good map of the enceinte [urban fortification] was made by an American missionary, Daniel Vrooman, by taking the angles of all the conspicuous buildings therein, with the highest points in the suburbs; he then taught a native to pace the streets between them, compass in hand (noting courses and distances, which he fixed by the principal gates), until a complete plan was filled out. When the city was opened four years afterwards this map was found to need no important corrections" (Williams, The Middle Kingdom, p. 169). In addition to the walled city, this plan shows the area occupied by the Thirteen Factories shortly before they were destroyed in the Arrow War in 1856. The Thirteen Factories was the riverfront area outside the city walls reserved for foreign trade. The first area of China opened for foreign trade in the 18th century, the Thirteen Factories helped to make Guangzhou (or Canton, as it was then called by Europeans) one of the most wealthiest cities in the world. EXTREMELY RARE. Cordier 304 cites only the 1860 edition, and it appears that scholars are aware only of that edition, which incorporates the new artificial island Shamin (for example, the copy at the National Library of Australia is the 1860 edition).

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         History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington.

      Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1855 - 3 volumes, large octavo (263 x 168 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of dark brown morocco over bevelled boards, spines gilt lettered, blind ruled and with a blind "Aldine leaf" motif in compartments, sides blind stamped with a large ornamental block, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Pictorial bookplate of George Raithel Brooks, St Louis, director of the Missouri Historical Society. Bindings a little rubbed at extremities, accasional thumbing, inner joints cracked but sound. A very good set. 120 hand-coloured lithograph plates by J. T. Bowen, mostly after Charles Bird King. Third octavo edition, originally published 1848–50, following the folio edition of 1836-44. A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830, collaborated with James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, to produce this famous work. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the Native Americans. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the water-colours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. The original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves the only known likeness of many of the most prominent Native American leaders of the early 19th century. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to that date, and its publication involved a number of different printers and lithographers. Howes M129; Sabin 43411.

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         A JOURNEY THROUGH KANSAS; WITH SKETCHES OF NEBRASKA: DESCRIBING THE COUNTRY, CLIMATE, SOIL, MINERAL, MANUFACTURING, AND OTHER RESOURCES. THE RESULTS OF A TOUR MADE IN THE AUTUMN OF 1854.

      Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1855., Cincinnati - First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, decorated front and rear endpapers, x, 216 pp., frontispiece (map of Kansas and portions of Nebraska. Redrawn from official sources with emendations), Commissioner's preface, preface of the writer. Wagner/Camp 250 says "According to an article by Cora Dolbee in the Kansas Historical Quarterly 20: 115-48, Boynton was the sole author of this book. He wrote as a member of a committee for the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and the Kansas League of Cincinnati. The map is reproduced in Wheat's Transmississippi West as noted above." In September, 1854, a small party was commissioned in Cincinnati to explore and report upon the climate, soil, etc. of Kansas. He talks about the group's preparations, trip from Cincinnati to St. Louis, voyage up the Missouri, places visited along the way, the scenery, town sites and settlements, Fort Riley, Indian fighting, Kaw Indians, homestead and pre-emption law, Indian lands and reservations, hunting on the plains, Nebraska, the importance of Kansas to the U. S., etc. Internally tight and clean and a solid, very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Denkmal Friedrichs des Grossen in Berlin.

      - kol. und goldgehöhte Farblithographie mit Prägedruck v. Mercier & Loeillot b. Rudolph Liebmann, um 1855, 29 x 23,5 (H) Nicht bei Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik. Vergleiche aber in Band 2, Denkmäler, Nr. 8. ( anderer Verlag ). Schönes Blatt mit lebhafter Personenstaffage am Denkmal. Im Hintergrund das Palais des Kaisers. - Graphiken mit Prägedruck sind immer selten.

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         THE STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN OF SEBASTOPOL.

      - Written in the Camp. With illustrations drawn in camp by the author. Pp. 340(last blank)+16(advertisements), 9 lithographic plates (4 coloured, others tinted, 2 folding, all but one with tissue guard), black & white folding map; med. 8vo; red cloth boards decorated in blind, slightly soiled, edges lightly worn, neatly rebacked with later red cloth spine and gilt lettered black leather skiver label; top edges yellow (faded), others uncut; different binder's ticket on both pastedowns, hinges starting, small catalogue slip (for another book) laid on half-title page, early inked ownership inscription at head of title page, the folding map creased, some tiny edge chips or splits, scattered foxing and browning, occasional slight soiling; William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1855. First edition in book form. *Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley (1824 - 1893) was a British soldier, military writer (best known for \i The Operations of War , published in 1866), and Conservative politician. During the Crimean campaign he was aide-de-camp to Sir Richard Dacres, commanding the artillery. His account of the progress of the campaign of Sebastopol was originally published in \i Blackwood's Magazine . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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         TRAVELS IN ALBANIA AND OTHER PROVINCES OF TURKEY in 1809 and 1810

      London: John Murray, 1855. A New Edition (corrected). Two octavos.Light brown cloth with gilt text on spines and embossed designs on front and back covers. No dust jackets.(VG) Books are in very good condition. Bindings strong and text clean with minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block clean but age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Corners bent. Previous owner's name and date (13 January 1958) written in blue ink on free front end papers or both volumes. Illustrated with engravings and fold out architectural details and a map. Each volume 500+ pages.[Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016]5.5lb shipping weight. USPS First Class International and USPS Flat-Rate Envelopes unavailable for this set. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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         The U S Naval Astronomical Expedition to The Southern Hemisphere, During The Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

      Washington DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855. Hardcover. Good +. Tall quartos. 2 volumes: xv; 556 pages; x, [1], 300 pages. Volume I illustrated with tinted frontispiece engraving, 3 maps of Chile, large fold out panoramic view of Santa Lucia, colored engraving of an Araucanian Chief protected by green tissue, and engraved views and plans. Volume II is illustrated with maps, colored engravings, illustrations and wood cuts. Brown cloth hardcovers with blind stamped decorative borders. Gilt illustrated front boards. Gilt title on spines. Volume II has 11 authors listed in the contents. Condition of the two volumes is good to very good. Light edge wear to cloth extremities volume I. Cloth shelf worn on volume II with partial splits to to the outer joints. Previous owner's name on both front paste downs. Volumes 3 and 6 are not present. Volumes 4 and 5 were not issued. Sabin 27419.

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         The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to The Southern Hemisphere, During The Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

      Washington DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855. Hardcover. Good +. Tall quartos. 2 volumes: xv; 556 pages; x, [1], 300 pages. Volume I illustrated with tinted frontispiece engraving, 3 maps of Chile, large fold out panoramic view of Santa Lucia, colored engraving of an Araucanian Chief protected by green tissue, and engraved views and plans. Volume II is illustrated with maps, colored engravings, illustrations and wood cuts. Brown cloth hardcovers with blind stamped decorative borders. Gilt illustrated front boards. Gilt title on spines. Volume II has 11 authors listed in the contents. Condition of the two volumes is good to very good. Light edge wear to cloth extremities volume I. Cloth shelf worn on volume II with partial splits to to the outer joints. Previous owner's name on both front paste downs. Volumes 3 and 6 are not present. Volumes 4 and 5 were not issued. Sabin 27419.

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         Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific. Sen. Ex.Doc.78 Serials 758-768. Complete 13 volume set. Warner-Camp #261-267.

      Washington D. C. Beverley Tucker, Printer. 1855. - Magnificient lithos, maps, . 1st. edition. Newly Rebound Maroon Buckram(Very nice)**. Content Fine. condition. 4to. 13 Vols. In the early spring of 1853, Congress passed a bill authorizing the government to send out various expeditions to the Pacific Coast with the object of selecting the best route for a railway. Bibliographic and critical comments on these surveys and the proposals that preceded them are to be found in G.L. Albright's "Official Exploration for Pacific Railroads," Univ.Calf. Publ. History, vol.11,1921. Prof. Robert Taft, Kansas Hist. Quarterly, Nov. 1951, pp. 354-380, gives data on the 4to. editions, many other references, and welcome information on the illustrations and artists who accompanied the surveys. See also: ibid. Feb. 1952, pp. 1-23, 9 pls. The volumes are uniformly and very nicely bound in red buckram.(Bindings Fine), but for volume XI, which is its original black cloth, with a black simulated leather spine. The binding of this volume is G+/tight. The contents are G+ to VG, with some edge wear on maps, some tears where maps are held at base(a piece of one map, the first, is lacking) - the views are VG. The content of all other other volumes(i.e. all red buckram volumes) is VG+ to Fine, but for volume IV (Record 000004 or 000011), which displays light foxing or light browing on some plates(condition G+ to VG). Set consists of [Dealers identification nos. 1,2,3,4 or 11,5,6,7,8,15,16, 51,17(2)]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Schams, Franz. - "Italienischer Hirte".

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, aquarelliert, weiß gehöht, auf braunem Zeichenkarton, um 1855. Von Franz Schams. 23,4 x 16,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29 x 20 cm (Blatt). Verso in Bleistift bezeichnet: "Franz Schams". Besitzstempel Fürst von Liechtenstein mit Wappenschild, Krone und Initialen FL (nicht bei Lugt; Slg.-Nr. XI 8651). Dazu Notiz: "Slg. Prinz Joh. Georg v. Sachsen". - Leichte Lagerspuren im äußeren Rand. Einige helle Fleckchen rechts unten. Im Bereich des Korbes unten links winziges Löchlein. Verso ältere Montagespuren. Papier partiell etwas ausgedünnt. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Franz Schams (1824 Wien - 1883 Wien). Österreichischer Maler, Zeichner und Lithograf. 1837-40 Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien. Danach einige Jahre Graveur-Lehre in Wien und in Prag. 1846/47 Besuch der Kunstakademie der Vereinigung patriotischer Kunstfreunde in Prag. Danach wieder Studium an der Wiener Akademie. Daneben Privatschüler von Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. 1854/55 mit Heinrich von Ferstel und Franz Josef Dobiaschofsky Studienreise nach Rom. Malte v.a. Historienbilder, aber auch Altarbilder für Kirchen in Niederösterreich. Später stärker der Genremalerei verpflichtet. 1861 Mitglied der Genossenschaft der bildenden Künstler Wiens (Wiener Künstlerhaus). 1882 Goldene Medaille der Ausstellung des Künstlerhauses im Museum Revoltella in Triest. Sprache: Deutsch

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         Wohldorf: Kolorierter Tondruck von Charles Fuchs um 1855.

      Carl Gassmann, Hamburg 1855 - ( Aus der Serie *Hamburg und seine Umgebungen* - vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Fred Salomon, hier unter der laufenden Nummer 36a verzeichnet. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,5 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) mit floraler Bordüre im Außenrand. Gesamtgröße des Blattes: 28 x 34 cm. Das Blatt gebräunt, etwas lichtrandig im Außenrand, gering fleckig. Zum linken Außenrand hin etwas angeknickt sowie mit Knickspur zum Oberrand hin, verso mit alter Montierung im Außenrand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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         Carta Esférica de las Islas Azores ó Terceras levantada en 1788 por D. Vicente Tofiño de S. Miguel y corrigida por la que levantó en 1843 y 1844 el Capitan A.T.E. Vidal de la M.R. Inglesa

      1855 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1855. 630 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Some slight ink offset. A large chart of the Azores with hatchuring to show relief, engraved by Noguera after the survey of Lieutenant Vidal, a Royal Navy hydrographer, who worked his way up through the ranks to become an admiral, and married the daughter of the British consul in Maderia.

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         A History of the War Between Great Britain and the United States of America. During the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814

      Maclear and Co, Toronto 1855 - vii, [2], 4-408, III, [4] p. 25 cm. Frontispiece and 7 other b&w illustrations. Red cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Repaired spine ends. Worn corners. Ink signature on front free endpaper. A few spots but overall clean and neat. Auchinleck's volume contains contemporary accounts from participants in the War of 1812. Laura Secord contributed a letter about her famous walk to Beaver Dams, probably the first published account of her action. Her words are recorded on p. 175, along with a confirmation of her heroic deed by James Fitzgibbon, the officer who received her famous 1813 warning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Südseite von Osten, ("Schloß Sans-Souci bei Potsdam").

      - altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. F. Meyer b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll und Giersberg/Schendel. - Blick zum Schloß von der Gartenseite, i. Vgr. ein Springbrunnen ( Entwurf von L. Persius ), im Hintergrund die Flügel der Windmühle. Im Park die antiken Vasen, die nach der Umgestaltung des Gartens durch Lenne 1837 aufgestellt wurden. - Vorliegendes Blatt ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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         Taite?, ?Fare Ute - Arsenal du Taiti - Papeete?, ?Archipel Tonga- ile Tongatabou?

      1855 - Pencil sketches, one hand coloured, all captioned in French. Measuring 215 by 295mm. On cream card, a little toned around the edges. At sea, Three lovely images drawn by a French tourist or sailor in the mid-nineteenth century. The coloured image, simply titled Taite, is best of the group showing seven Tahitian women and a European sailor sitting and standing before a hut. The other two are primarily maritime, depicting ships at dock in Papeete and, on the final sheet, two more dynamic scenes of boats off the shore of Tonga and Viti.

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         Der Bahnhof der Berlin Potsdamer Eisenbahn zu Berlin. - La cour du dépar départ du chemin de fer de Berlin à Potsdam à Berlin.

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 27,8 Kiewitz 559. - Ernst, C. J. Henning, Nr. 3. - Schönes und dekoratives Blatt. Im Vordergrund ein Zug, der gerade den Bahnhof verläßt.

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         Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1854

      Beverley Tucker 1855 - 12" x 9", 288pp + 58 plates as called for. There is some wear on the covers and occasional mild foxing. The plate with Whistler's Anacapa Island engraving is in very good condition with the expected fold. A few of the plates have small extra creases on the corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SYSTEMATICAL AND PRACTICAL HEBREW GRAMMAR, FOR THE USE OF HEBREW SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SELF-INSTRUCTION. WITH A CHRESTOMATHY, CONTAINING AN EPITOME OF HISTORY FROM THE CREATION OF THE WORLD TO THE SECOND TEMPLE, WITH ANALYTICAL NOTES. YESODE LESHON HA-IVRIT

      Cincinnati, Printed At The Office Of The Israelite & Deborah(1855-1856). 1st edition. Period Cloth, 8vo, 107 pages. Singerman 1444. Deinard 357. Goldman 269: "Mayer was born in Alsace (or Bavaria?) in 1809. He studied in yeshivot near his native town and in Frankfor am Main and he pursued secular studies in Frankfort and Mayence....Mayer 'inherited a considerable property, which was swept away in the German revolution of 1848' (Israelite). He subsequently immigrated to America. Mayer served as a teacher and rabbi in Cincinnati, Rochester and Hartford....The speech delivered by his son Alfred on the occasion of becoming a bar mitzvah was printed in Occident 17.1 (31 Mar 1859), 3." Includes 2 title pages: The first, entirely in English is dated 1856. The second, primarily in Hebrew, is dated 1855. For a review, see Occident 14.1 (April 1856), p. 39. Binding repaired, some ink stains, About Very Good Condition. No copy offered at auction in the past 25 years. (KH-8-18Y)

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         The Bhagavad-gita;

      Hertford: Stephen Austin,, 1855. Or, a Discourse Between Krishna and Arjuna on Divine Matters, A Sanskrit Poem. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in gilt, concentric blind-stamped ruling to covers. Slightly toned spine, a few abrasions to covers and joints, rubbing to extremities. A very good copy. First edition. An early translation into English of the Sanskrit poem, this rare work includes considerable notes on Indian philosophy. The Bhagavad-gita makes up chapters 23-40 of the 6th book of the Hindu epic Mahabhrata. From the library of Helen Graham Park, international architect, researcher, and third wife of Theos Bernard, the early 20th-centruy scholar of India and Tibet, with her ink ownership stamp and a bookplate recording her bequest of this volume to the Hammond Museum Library in 1975.

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         Das russische Gesandtschafts Hotel in Berlin. L'Hotel de l'ambassadage de russie à Berlin.

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 18,7 x 28 Kiewitz 560; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 2. - Blick zur russ. Botschaft, zugleich dek. Ansicht der Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden" i. Hgr. das Brandenburger Tor.

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         Views of London

      Leporello-style album housing 26 mounted "cartes porcelaines" with views of Victorian London from engravings by Wood, with captions in English and some in French, views include London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Exchange, the Post Office, Trafalgar Sqare, the Hungerford Suspension Bridge, Hampton Court Palace, the British Museum, the Colosseum at Regent's Park, and the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Oblong 16mo. Original embossed paper case. London (J.T. Wood) n.d. (circa 1855). "Cartes porcelaines" was a name given to a glossy white cardboard whose surface recalled that of porcelain. Illustrations were engraved on lithographic stones before being printed on the cards. These cards first appeared in Belgium around 1840 and were only prevalent through the 1860s, when it became well-known that the use of metal powders and lead oxides were toxic for printers. Together with the inclusion of the Crystal Palace, which was built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 but relocated next to Sydenham Hill in 1854, dating of the album is possible.

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         Dombey and Son (Abraham Lincoln's Copy)

      T.B. Peterson & Bros. 306 Chestnut Street, n.d. ca. 1855. - Octavo. Original pictorial front wrapper, lacking back wrapper (chipping to spine), uncut and mostly unopened. 320 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. A Eugene Field II forgery. With Lincoln's forged signature on the front wrapper; Eugene Field's forged signature on the title page; alleged provenance written out by Field II at end of page 320. Provenance: sold in the 1950's by an L.A. bookshop to a noted film director - as an authentic Lincoln item. At that time Field II was not known to be the forger that he is today. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         John Burgess (1814-1874) - 1855 Watercolour, Market Scene in.

      1855 - John Burgess (1814-1874) - Original 1855 Watercolour. With body colour. An impressive watercolour with body colour by John Burgess. This painting is not signed but there is an original inscription of artist and title fixed to the reverse. Presented in an impressive gilt frame with decorative mouldings to corners. In fine condition. There is a loss to the decorative moulding on the frame's lower left corner, otherwise in fine condition. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         My Bondage and Freedom.

      Miller, Orton and Mulligan., New York. 1855 - Dampstains affecting mostly the plates and preliminaries, also the spine, ink name to pastedown, otherwise a good tightly bound copy. Portrait frontis, 2 engraved plates at the beginning of text sections. 8vo. xxxi, 464 pp. Original blindstamped brown cloth, faded spine title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Das Brandenburger Thor in Berlin. - La Porte de Brandebourg à Berlin.

      - kol. Lithographie v. Lütke n. E. Gaertner b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16 x 21 Kiewitz 805; Ernst, Gärtner, Nr. 35. - Blick zur Nord- und Nordwestseite des Pariser Platzes, links das Brandenburger Tor mit den Wachhäusern. Rechts die Häuser Pariser Platz 6 und 7, die von Stüler umgebaut wurden ( fertiggestellt 1844 ). 1857 kaufte der Vater von Max Liebermann das direkt an die Toranlage grenzende Haus, das später von Max Liebermann als Stadtwohnung und Atelier genutzt wurde.

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         manuscrit autographe

      - 8 pp. in-4 et 7 pp. in-8, de 5 chansons résumés sous le titre « Anciens visages de Paris » s’intitulent : Anciennes midinettes (les grisettes) chansons d’atelier 1855 ; L’intruse (1833) ; L’effet des correspondances (1865) ; Le Roi des Charlatans ; Les Mélodieuses (1816). Y. Guilbert a ajouté le texte imprimé du Père Jérôme, qu’elle a annoté. Sur la chemise où elle a récapitulé ces titres de chansons, la célèbre chanteuse a ajouté « Censuré ». Constitue probablement des notes pour une émission à la radio.

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         Berlin. Von den Linden bis zum K. Schloss.

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. C. Diedrich ( Druck J. Hesse ) b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 35 x 56,5 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgrafik, Diedrich, Nr. 3 (S.238); Kiewitz., Nr. 396. - Sehr seltene Panoramaansicht der Straße Unter den Linden. Der Betrachter blickt von der heutigen Staatsbibliothek zum Stadtschloß. Rechts im Vordergrund das Denkmal Friedrich des Großen, mittig die Oper. Sehr dekoratives Blatt, da mit zahlr. Kutschen und Spaziergängern gestaltet. - Guter Druck in frischer Erhaltung. Hier passepartouriert und in einer älteren Berliner Leiste gerahmt.

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         Chronik des Königlich Preußischen hohen Ordens vom Schwarzen Adler während des Grossmeisterthums des Erlauchten Stifters, 1701-1713. Auf Anordnung des königlichen Ober- und Ordens-Ceremonienmeisters Freiherrn von Stillfried. Als Manuscript gedruckt.

      Berlin, Eduard Haenel's Buchdruckerei,1855.. Quarto. Pp. iv, 83. Hardcover, bound in green full cloth with the original printed wrappers bound-in, spine-ends gilt-ruled; inner hinges bit darkened front wrap dusty, very vague dampmark at lower corner of some leaves slightly more visible on title-page. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. There exists some certain unclarity regarding the author's first name, with some sources claim it to be "Fraugott" (see for example Henning & Herfurth: "Orden und Ehrenzeichen: Handbuch der Phaleristik"); while others (WorldCat) insist on "Traugott". ~ Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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         TA., Nikolaikirche und Alter Markt, "Die Nicolai - Kirche in Potsdam".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Haun ( Druck Delius v. Hölzer ) b. Otto Janke in Berlin, um 1855, 36 x 46,5 Seltenes, zugleich prachtvolles Blatt. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 100 und Abb. Tafel 43; nicht bei Giersberg /Schendel. - Drescher/Kroll: "Der Blick aus dem Palais Barberini umfaßt den alten Markt zwischen Stadtschloß und Rathaus. Zustand der Kirche mit Glockentürmchen nach Vollendung der Tambourkuppel 1849". Rechts das alte Rathaus.

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         Mammalia. Marsupialia or pouched animals.

      Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, [1855 - second edition].Duodecimo,handcoloured half title and 34 handcoloured plates. Contemporary half calf and clothboards, marbled endpapers, some shelf wear otherwise a very good copy. The naturalist's library, volume 24. Most Australian species are covered with an accompanying handcoloured plate.

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         Souvenirblatt, "Zittau und seine Kirchen".

      - Lithographie v. Renner & Ketzschau n. Möckel b. Schmidt, um 1855, 33,5 x 50 Dek. Ansicht. Mittig eine Gesamtansicht ( in Oval ) umgeben von 11 Ansichten von Kirchen und Schulen der Stadt. - Am rechten Rand ein hinterlegter Einriß.

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         [MAPS AND CHARTS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY]

      [Washington, 1855. Sixty large folding maps, varying sizes. Large folio. Contemporary pebbled cloth boards, rebacked with modern calf, spine gilt lettered. Boards slightly rubbed, light edge wear, very clean internally. Very good. A volume of detailed United States coastal charts, issued under the supervision of Alexander D. Bache, second director of the United States Coastal Survey. These charts detail the American coastline from Maine south to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and the California coast. Included are vital topographical, magnetic, wind, and tidal observations. Printed in the margins of the charts are a detailed key and explanatory text, describing the coastline, lighthouses, bays, and harbors, etc., of the particular region. The charts, as described in a two-page manuscript table of contents, are as follows: 1) A, Progress sketch, Section 1, (primary triangulation). 2) A bis, Progress sketch, Section 1. 3) A No. 2, Portland Harbor, (chart showing city wharf line). 4) A No. 3, Ipswich and Annisquam harbors, (preliminary chart). 5) A No. 4, Stellwagen's Bank, entrance to Massachusetts Bay. 6) A No. 5, Muskeget channel, (preliminary chart). 7) B, Progress sketch, Section II. 8) B No. 2, Hudson River (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 9) B No. 3, Sandy Hook changes. 10) C, Progress sketch, Section III. 11) C No. 2, Seacoast of Virginia & entrance to Chesapeake bay. 12) C No. 3, Delaware & Chesapeake bays, (preliminary chart). 13) C No. 4, James river. (Upper sheet) (preliminary chart). 14) D, Progress sketch, Section IV. 15) D No. 2, Albermarle sound, (preliminary chart). 16) D No. 3, Cape Fear river, (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 17) D No. 4, Gulf Stream explorations. 18) E, Progress sketch, Section V. 19) E No. 2, Winyah bay & Georgetown harbor, (preliminary chart). 20) E No. 3, Comparative chart, Maffett's channel. 21) E No. 4, Comparative chart, Charlestown bar. 22) E No. 5, Port Royal entrance. 23) E No. 6, Savannah River (preliminary chart). 24) E No. 7, Romerly marshes, (reconnaissance). 25) E No. 8, Doboy bar and inlet, (reconnaissance). 26) F, Progress sketch, Section VI. 27) F No. 2, Progress sketch, Florida reefs. 28) F No. 3, Legaré anchorage, (preliminary chart). 29) F No. 4, Florida reefs, 1/200000, (preliminary chart). 30) F No. 5, Beacons on Florida reefs. 31) F No. 6, Tampa bay, (reconnaissance). 32) G, Progress sketch, Section VII. 33) G No. 2, Cedar keys and approaches. 34) G No. 3, Ocilla River, (preliminary chart). 35) G No. 4, St. Andrews bay, (preliminary chart). 36) H, Progress sketch, Section VIII. 37) H No. 2, Biloxi Bay, (preliminary chart). 38) H No. 3, Deep sea-soundings, Gulf of Mexico. 39) I, Progress sketch, Section IX. 40) I No. 2, Entrances to Vermilion bay & Calcasieu river (reconnaissance). 41) I No. 3, Galveston bay, (preliminary chart). 42) J, Progress sketch, Western coast, 1/700000. 43) J No. 2, Progress sketch, Sections X and XI. 44) J No. 3, Progress sketch, Washington sound & vicinity, Washington Territory. 45) J No. 4, San Pedro anchorage & vicinity of Santa Barbara. 46) J No. 5, South Faralon island. 47) J No. 6, Point Reyes and Drakes bay. 48) J No. 7, Alden's reconnaissance of Western coast from Umpquah river to northern boundary. 49) J No. 8, Co-tidal lines, Pacific coast. 50) J No. 9, Earthquake waves - Pacific coast. 51) Diagrams to illustrate secular variation in Magnetic Declination. 52) Boutelle's apparatus for measuring preliminary bases. 53) Boutelle's scaffold for stations and Farley's signal. 54) Sand's gaspipe tripod. 55) Sand's specimen sounding box & Revolving Heliotrope. 56) Lines of equal Magnetic Declination on the coast of the U. States. 57) Geological map Point Reyes & vicinity. 58) Geological map vicinity of the Golden Gate. 59) Geological map vicinity of Monterey bay. 60) Geological map of the country between San Diego & the Colorado river. A fine volume of American coastal cartography.

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         MAPS AND CHARTS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY].

      [Washington. 1855]. - Sixty large folding maps, varying sizes. Large folio. Contemporary pebbled cloth boards, rebacked with modern calf, spine gilt lettered. Boards slightly rubbed, light edge wear, very clean internally. Very good. A volume of detailed United States coastal charts, issued under the supervision of Alexander D. Bache, second director of the United States Coastal Survey. These charts detail the American coastline from Maine south to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and the California coast. Included are vital topographical, magnetic, wind, and tidal observations. Printed in the margins of the charts are a detailed key and explanatory text, describing the coastline, lighthouses, bays, and harbors, etc., of the particular region. The charts, as described in a two- page manuscript table of contents, are as follows: 1) A, Progress sketch, Section 1, (primary triangulation). 2) A bis, Progress sketch, Section 1. 3) A No. 2, Portland Harbor, (chart showing city wharf line). 4) A No. 3, Ipswich and Annisquam harbors, (preliminary chart). 5) A No. 4, Stellwagen's Bank, entrance to Massachusetts Bay. 6) A No. 5, Muskeget channel, (preliminary chart). 7) B, Progress sketch, Section II. 8) B No. 2, Hudson River (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 9) B No. 3, Sandy Hook changes. 10) C, Progress sketch, Section III. 11) C No. 2, Seacoast of Virginia & entrance to Chesapeake bay. 12) C No. 3, Delaware & Chesapeake bays, (preliminary chart). 13) C No. 4, James river. (Upper sheet) (preliminary chart). 14) D, Progress sketch, Section IV. 15) D No. 2, Albermarle sound, (preliminary chart). 16) D No. 3, Cape Fear river, (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 17) D No. 4, Gulf Stream explorations. 18) E, Progress sketch, Section V. 19) E No. 2, Winyah bay & Georgetown harbor, (preliminary chart). 20) E No. 3, Comparative chart, Maffett's channel. 21) E No. 4, Comparative chart, Charlestown bar. 22) E No. 5, Port Royal entrance. 23) E No. 6, Savannah River (preliminary chart). 24) E No. 7, Romerly marshes, (reconnaissance). 25) E No. 8, Doboy bar and inlet, (reconnaissance). 26) F, Progress sketch, Section VI. 27) F No. 2, Progress sketch, Florida reefs. 28) F No. 3, Legaré anchorage, (preliminary chart). 29) F No. 4, Florida reefs, 1/200000, (preliminary chart). 30) F No. 5, Beacons on Florida reefs. 31) F No. 6, Tampa bay, (reconnaissance). 32) G, Progress sketch, Section VII. 33) G No. 2, Cedar keys and approaches. 34) G No. 3, Ocilla River, (preliminary chart). 35) G No. 4, St. Andrews bay, (preliminary chart). 36) H, Progress sketch, Section VIII. 37) H No. 2, Biloxi Bay, (preliminary chart). 38) H No. 3, Deep sea-soundings, Gulf of Mexico. 39) I, Progress sketch, Section IX. 40) I No. 2, Entrances to Vermilion bay & Calcasieu river (reconnaissance). 41) I No. 3, Galveston bay, (preliminary chart). 42) J, Progress sketch, Western coast, 1/700000. 43) J No. 2, Progress sketch, Sections X and XI. 44) J No. 3, Progress sketch, Washington sound & vicinity, Washington Territory. 45) J No. 4, San Pedro anchorage & vicinity of Santa Barbara. 46) J No. 5, South Faralon island. 47) J No. 6, Point Reyes and Drakes bay. 48) J No. 7, Alden's reconnaissance of Western coast from Umpquah river to northern boundary. 49) J No. 8, Co-tidal lines, Pacific coast. 50) J No. 9, Earthquake waves - Pacific coast. 51) Diagrams to illustrate secular variation in Magnetic Declination. 52) Boutelle's apparatus for measuring preliminary bases. 53) Boutelle's scaffold for stations and Farley's signal. 54) Sand's gaspipe tripod. 55) Sand's specimen sounding box & Revolving Heliotrope. 56) Lines of equal Magnetic Declination on the coast of the U. States. 57) Geological map Point Reyes & vicinity. 58) Geological map vicinity of the Golden Gate. 59) Geological map vicinity of Monterey bay. 60) Geological map of the country between San Diego & the Colorado river. A fine volume of American coastal cartography.

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         Histoire Religieuse et Monumentale du Diocèse d'Agen depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours comprenant la partie des diocèses circonvoisins autrefois renfermés dans l'Agenais enrichie de lithographies à deux teintes et d'un grand nombre de sujets iconographiques.

      Achille Chairou, 1855. Ensemble de deux volumes de format in folio de pour le Tome Ier: XII pp. (faux titre, titre, autorisations, préface); 392 pp.; 5 planches lithographiées de détail de chapiteaux etc... et 8 planches hors-texte lithographiées en deux couleurs. Pour le Tome second: 2 ff. (faux titre et titre); 440 pp.; une 6ème planche en noir de détails en fin; et 5 planches hors-texte lithographiées en deux couleurs. Reliure de l'époque en dmi chagrin cerise; dos à 5 nerfs; caissons ornés et dorés; titres dorés. Légère mouillure à la planche en noir N°6 du tome 2; au même tome traces d'écrasement sur les coupes. Voir les photos. Intérieur bien frais. Charmant exemplaire, souvent incomplet. Ici figurent bien les 13 lithographies en deux teintes et les 6 en noir.

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         [MAPS AND CHARTS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY]

      [Washington, 1855. Sixty large folding maps, varying sizes. Large folio. Contemporary pebbled cloth boards, rebacked with modern calf, spine gilt lettered. Boards slightly rubbed, light edge wear, very clean internally. Very good. A volume of detailed United States coastal charts, issued under the supervision of Alexander D. Bache, second director of the United States Coastal Survey. These charts detail the American coastline from Maine south to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and the California coast. Included are vital topographical, magnetic, wind, and tidal observations. Printed in the margins of the charts are a detailed key and explanatory text, describing the coastline, lighthouses, bays, and harbors, etc., of the particular region. The charts, as described in a two-page manuscript table of contents, are as follows: 1) A, Progress sketch, Section 1, (primary triangulation). 2) A bis, Progress sketch, Section 1. 3) A No. 2, Portland Harbor, (chart showing city wharf line). 4) A No. 3, Ipswich and Annisquam harbors, (preliminary chart). 5) A No. 4, Stellwagen's Bank, entrance to Massachusetts Bay. 6) A No. 5, Muskeget channel, (preliminary chart). 7) B, Progress sketch, Section II. 8) B No. 2, Hudson River (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 9) B No. 3, Sandy Hook changes. 10) C, Progress sketch, Section III. 11) C No. 2, Seacoast of Virginia & entrance to Chesapeake bay. 12) C No. 3, Delaware & Chesapeake bays, (preliminary chart). 13) C No. 4, James river. (Upper sheet) (preliminary chart). 14) D, Progress sketch, Section IV. 15) D No. 2, Albermarle sound, (preliminary chart). 16) D No. 3, Cape Fear river, (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 17) D No. 4, Gulf Stream explorations. 18) E, Progress sketch, Section V. 19) E No. 2, Winyah bay & Georgetown harbor, (preliminary chart). 20) E No. 3, Comparative chart, Maffett's channel. 21) E No. 4, Comparative chart, Charlestown bar. 22) E No. 5, Port Royal entrance. 23) E No. 6, Savannah River (preliminary chart). 24) E No. 7, Romerly marshes, (reconnaissance). 25) E No. 8, Doboy bar and inlet, (reconnaissance). 26) F, Progress sketch, Section VI. 27) F No. 2, Progress sketch, Florida reefs. 28) F No. 3, Legaré anchorage, (preliminary chart). 29) F No. 4, Florida reefs, 1/200000, (preliminary chart). 30) F No. 5, Beacons on Florida reefs. 31) F No. 6, Tampa bay, (reconnaissance). 32) G, Progress sketch, Section VII. 33) G No. 2, Cedar keys and approaches. 34) G No. 3, Ocilla River, (preliminary chart). 35) G No. 4, St. Andrews bay, (preliminary chart). 36) H, Progress sketch, Section VIII. 37) H No. 2, Biloxi Bay, (preliminary chart). 38) H No. 3, Deep sea-soundings, Gulf of Mexico. 39) I, Progress sketch, Section IX. 40) I No. 2, Entrances to Vermilion bay & Calcasieu river (reconnaissance). 41) I No. 3, Galveston bay, (preliminary chart). 42) J, Progress sketch, Western coast, 1/700000. 43) J No. 2, Progress sketch, Sections X and XI. 44) J No. 3, Progress sketch, Washington sound & vicinity, Washington Territory. 45) J No. 4, San Pedro anchorage & vicinity of Santa Barbara. 46) J No. 5, South Faralon island. 47) J No. 6, Point Reyes and Drakes bay. 48) J No. 7, Alden's reconnaissance of Western coast from Umpquah river to northern boundary. 49) J No. 8, Co-tidal lines, Pacific coast. 50) J No. 9, Earthquake waves - Pacific coast. 51) Diagrams to illustrate secular variation in Magnetic Declination. 52) Boutelle's apparatus for measuring preliminary bases. 53) Boutelle's scaffold for stations and Farley's signal. 54) Sand's gaspipe tripod. 55) Sand's specimen sounding box & Revolving Heliotrope. 56) Lines of equal Magnetic Declination on the coast of the U. States. 57) Geological map Point Reyes & vicinity. 58) Geological map vicinity of the Golden Gate. 59) Geological map vicinity of Monterey bay. 60) Geological map of the country between San Diego & the Colorado river. A fine volume of American coastal cartography.

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         Gesamtans., "Gera".

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. Bollmann b. Franz Dietsch in Gera, 1855, 39,3 x 58,5 Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt. Im Vordergrund ein Bauer, der auf seinem - von Pferden gezogenen - Pflug eine kleine Rast macht. Sprache: Deutsch

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         The buttertflies of Great Britain with their transformations, delineated and described.

      London Orr 1855 - Quarto, xl, 140 pp., additional hand-coloured lithograph pictorial title, 19 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 monochrome plates; small ink splash to foot of additional title. Contemporary brown morocco gilt extra, covers with fancy gilt borders, all edges gilt; 1917-dated gift inscription to front paste-down. An abridged reduced format version of the 1841 British butterflies and their transformations, with new plates and revised text. Dunbar notes that some copies are poorly coloured, however the present example has fine bright colouring. Westwood, a distinguished entomologist and member of the Linnean Society, collaborated in writing the text to accompany these charming paintings by Humphreys. Each print depicts several species artistically composed among the flowering caterpillar food plants, and in many instances the caterpillar and chrysalis are shown. Some of the grander European species also appear. Dunbar, British butterflies, page 53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chronik des Königlich Preußischen hohen Ordens vom Schwarzen Adler während des Grossmeisterthums des Erlauchten Stifters, 1701-1713. Auf Anordnung des königlichen Ober- und Ordens-Ceremonienmeisters Freiherrn von Stillfried. Als Manuscript gedruckt.

      Berlin, Eduard Haenel's Buchdruckerei,1855. - Quarto. Pp. iv, 83. Hardcover, bound in green full cloth with the original printed wrappers bound-in, spine-ends gilt-ruled; inner hinges bit darkened front wrap dusty, very vague dampmark at lower corner of some leaves slightly more visible on title-page. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. There exists some certain unclarity regarding the author's first name, with some sources claim it to be "Fraugott" (see for example Henning & Herfurth: "Orden und Ehrenzeichen: Handbuch der Phaleristik"); while others (WorldCat) insist on "Traugott". ~ Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Colton's Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies. Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

      Enormous Map Showing America's Westward Expansion. This landmark American wall map reflects the divisions leading up to the Civil War. J. H. Colton was the leading American map publisher of the 19th century. The first of the firm's famous United States wall maps appeared in 1846. This fine example of the 1855 edition is particularly important because it reflects the momentous changes of the late 1840s and 1850s including the following: 1848 Oregon Territory 1848 Wisconsin admitted as a state 1849 massive U.S. expansion in the West resulting from the end of the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1849 1849 Minnesota Territory 1850 California admitted as a state 1850 New Mexico Territory 1850 Utah Territory 1853 Washington Territory 1854 Kansas Territory 1854 Nebraska Territory These developments, especially the creation of two new territories under the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the question of slavery in the territories, set the stage for the Civil War. The map's title states that it was published in 1855, but it retains the copyright date of 1853, suggesting a hybrid form. Kansas and Nebraska are both delineated and separately colored, but their names are lightly engraved and the old names Indian Territory and Northwest Territory remain on the map in larger letters. This enormous map contains countless interesting features including: inset maps (Central America, the West Indies, and Newfoundland), engraved vignettes (ships, grizzly bears, beavers, Central American ruins, and Native Americans), a table of distances, and lines tracing important routes (the Oregon Route, Fremont's Route 1843, and General Kearny's Route 1846). This huge map is a magnificent display piece from a pivotal moment in American history. 60 x 54 in., original hand-color, mounted in 24 sections on linen. Folded and loose as issued in original brown cloth gilt portfolio (ties lost, some chipping and staining to cloth). Some age toning and staining, but generally in excellent condition. Eminently suited for display.

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         Die Singacademie in Berlin. - L' Academie de Chant à Berlin.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5 Kiewitz 801. - Der Betrachter steht hinter der " Neuen Wache ", mittig die Singakademie, links das Kastanienwäldchen, rechts das Finanzministerium. - Mit dem Trockenstempel und auf dem vollen Blatt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Leaves of Grass

      First edition, one of only 200 copies of the first issue of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. "The importance of the first edition of Leaves of Grass to American literary history is impossible to exaggerate. The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America's cultural memory because in the world of his imagination Americans have learned to recognize and possibly understand their own. As Leaves of Grass grew through its five subsequent editions into a hefty book of 389 poems (with the addition of the two annexes), it gained much in variety and complexity, but Whitman's distinctive voice was never stronger, his vision never clearer, and his design never more improvisational than in the twelve poems of the first edition" (Ivan Marki). "If one attempts to list the artistic achievements of our nation against the background of Western tradition, our accomplishments in music, painting, sculpture, architecture tend to be somewhat dwarfed. ... The exception is in literature. No western poet, in the past century and a half, not even Browning or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson. ... The book that matters most is the original 1855 Leaves of Grass" (Harold Bloom, The Western Canon). "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of "Leaves of Grass" is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation" (Printing and the Mind of Man). According to the bookbinder's records, 795 copies were bound; Whitman reported that 800 were printed. The first 200 were bound in June 1855 in binding A (green cloth with extra gilt stamping and all edges gilt). In December 1855 to January 1856, another 262 copies were bound in binding B (green cloth with less ornate stamping), and at this same time another 150 copies were bound in binding C (paper wrappers). Finally, in July 1855, 46 copies were bound "in boards mounted." Ours is an excellent example of the first group of 200. Most copies of this fragile volume that have appeared in recent years have been heavily restored. This is a very handsome copy. Provenance: signature of Thomas Bucher dated October 1855. The first issue Leaves of Grass is rarely found with an 1855 provenance. Printing and the Mind of Man 340. Grolier 100 Influential American Books 67. Myerson, Walt Whitman: A Bibliography A 2.1.a1 Small folio. Portrait of Whitman. Original gilt decorated green cloth, all edges gilt (binding A). First gathering restored at inner margin, minor repairs at gutter. Very minimal wear. An excellent copy.

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