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        My Bondage and My Freedom

      New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Publisher's brown cloth binding stamped in blind, gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Cloth lightly chipped at spien ends and worn through at corners. Light lean to binding. Pages show foxing and age spots, end sheets browned. An important slave narrative, and the author's second autobiography. In much nicer shape than normally encountered, with gilt stamping to spine still relatively bright and legible, and rare as such.

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        The Charge of the Light Brigade.

      [London:] 1855 - Bifolium with horizontal and vertical folds, tipped-in to a larger sheet. Text printed in black. Some occasional spotting and discolouration. In excellent condition. First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. [his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton]" Major Adolphus William Desart Burton (c.1827–1882) rode in the successful charge of the Heavy Brigade with the 5th (The Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards. He later gained the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the service of the 7th Dragoon Guards. The charge of the Light Brigade took place on 25 October 1854 but news of the disaster did not reach the British public until the British commanders' dispatches from the front were published in an extraordinary edition of the London Gazette of 12 November 1854; The Times followed up with a famous leader on the action the following day. According to his grandson Sir Charles Tennyson, Tennyson wrote the poem in only a few minutes after reading the account of it in The Times. Published in The Examiner on 9 December 1854, just six weeks after the event, Tennyson's poem was published as a separate piece and sent to the troops in the Crimea at the behest of Jane, Lady Franklin, wife of the lost explorer Sir John Franklin. Tennyson adds a footnote to the poem: "Having heard that the brave soldiers before Sebastopol, whom I am proud to call my countrymen, have a liking for my Ballad on the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, I have ordered a thousand copies of it to be printed for them." The text contains 55 lines, as opposed to the 46-line text first published in book form in July 1855, in the volume Maud, and Other Poems, and incorporates an extra stanza. The most notable addition is the line "Some one had blunder'd" which was omitted from the book publication. These changes were explained by Tennyson in a letter to John Foster in August 1855: "I wish to send out about 1000 slips, and I don't at all want the S.P.G. [Society for the Propagation of the Gospel] or anyone to send out the version last printed: it would, I believe, quite disappoint the soldiers." This is one of a very few surviving recorded copies of what is by nature an ephemeral piece: OCLC locates four copies institutionally and only two copies appear in auction records since 1975. The poem remains probably the best remembered single piece of all Tennyson's poetry.

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        The Law, Relating to India, and the East-India Company; With Notes and an Appendix.

      London, Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1855. - Small folio (240 x 296 mm). (4), 563, (1) pp. Modern half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped red label to spine. Fifth, improved edition of "a work which may almost be regarded as the standard one on the subject to which it is devoted" (Preface), i.e., the legal code in force within the provinces ruled by the British East India Company - a rule which would last until 1858, when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British Crown would assume direct control. Numerous statutes concern the slave trade in the Arabian Gulf or regulate relationships with the local Arab Sheikhdoms, such as 12 & 13 Victoriae, Cap. LXXXIV: "An Act for carrying into effect Engagements between her Majesty and certain Arabian Chiefs in the Persian Gulf", citing the chiefs "Sultan Bin Sugger, Shaik of Ras-el-Khyma and Shargah in the Persian Gulf, the chief of the Joasmee Arabs", "Muktoom Bin Buttye, Shaik of Debaye", "Abdool Azeez Bin Rashid, Shaik of Eginan", "Shaik Abdullah Bin Rashid, Shaik of Amulgavine", and "Saeed Bin Tahnoon, Shaik of the Beni Yas, chief of Aboothabee", as well as "Shaik Mahomed Bin Khuleefa Bin Subman, chief of Bahrein", and the engagements they concluded with the British crown (pp. 414ff.). Other acts relate to engagements with "Syed Syf bin Hamood, the Chief of Sohar, in Arabia" (p. 437), with Seid Saeed bin Sultan, the Imaum of Muscat (pp. 220, 383), etc. - Very well preserved, in a modern binding in contemporary style. OCLC 3062490. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opinions of the Supreme Court of the State of California Rendered at Sacramento, at the July Term, 1855

      Sacramento: James Anthony & Co., Printers - Union Book and Job Office, 1855. Good. First edition(?) Tall octavo. 32pp. paginated as issued p.33-64. Printed green wrappers. Lacking rear wrap, ink note small chip, and some staining on front wrap, a good only copy. OCLC locates only two copies (with only 24pp., and no publisher identified) both in California.

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        Naturgeschichte und Naturlehre, für die höheren Klassen der deutschen Werktagsschule bearbeitet von Georg Lemberger.

      Landshut. Druck und Verlag der Jos. Thomann´schen Buchhandlung, (Joh. Bapt. v. Zabuesnig). 1855. Pappband d. Zeit kl. 8°. 94 Seiten. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Seiten angerändert, leicht knittrig und gebräunt, braunfleckig. in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Didaktik, Schulbuch, Schulgeschichte, Erziehung, Schöpfung, Theosophie, Naturkunde,

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        La scienza della legislazione e gli opuscoli scelti . Col commento intorno alla medesima di Beniamino Constant. Arricchita di note illustrative.

      Borroni e Scotti 1855-1856, Milano - Contropiatti e risguardi marmorizzati Ritratto litografico del Filangieri a inizio opera. LI + 736 con una tavola f.t.; 690 + (1) p. 2 voll in-8

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        My Bondage and My Freedom

      New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Publisher's brown cloth binding stamped in blind, gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Cloth lightly chipped at spien ends and worn through at corners. Light lean to binding. Pages show foxing and age spots, end sheets browned. An important slave narrative, and the author's second autobiography. In much nicer shape than normally encountered, with gilt stamping to spine still relatively bright and legible, and rare as such.

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        The Bhagavad-gita; Or, a Discourse Between Krishna and Arjuna on Divine Matters, A Sanskrit Poem.

      Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte de la Crimée. Positions occupées par les armées alliees devant Sebastopol le 1er Juin 1855, en le jour de la victoire remportée sur les bords de la Tchernaia le 16 Août de la même année.

      August 1855 - Manuscript map in watercolour and ink on linen, 41 x 54 cm, framed. Some spotting. Manuscript plan on linen of the siege of Sebastopol: a fine and unusual map drawn by Sergent Neubourg, according to the instructions of Captain Koch of the French First Foreign Infantry Regiment. It shows the location of the allied troops on the banks of the Chernaya River near the city of Sebastopol, which was besieged by the allies from September 1854 until the end of August 1855. The capture of the Redan Redoubt, one of two key strong-points in the defences of Sebastopol, by French troops, including the Legion, prompted the Russian evacuation and surrender of the city in August 1855, after an eleven month siege; this was the final episode in the Crimean War, which ended officially in February 1856. Despite being heavily involved in the fighting, more legionnaires succumbed to the deprivations of camp life, notably the bitter cold, than died in battle.

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        Herrschaft Sparbersbach bei Gratz in Steiermark". Tonlithographie von Joseph Kuwassegg (?).

      Graz, Selbstverlag, (ca. 1855). - Zahn 2081/4. Celedin Abb. 52. - Das vorliegende Blatt mit einer Ansicht des Hallerschlosses erschien ohne Angabe von Drucker oder Verleger und Zahn nimmt an, daß es im Selbstverlag des Eigentümers erschienen ist, um den Verkauf des Anwesen voranzutreiben. - Dargestellt ist das Schloss mit dem sogenannten "Leobner" im rechten Hintergrund, in der Umgebung sind weitere Häuser des Ruckerlberges und in der Ferne der Schöckel dargestellt. Im unteren Rand sind 4 kleinere Ansichten aus dem Garten des Schlosses sowie eine Ansicht mit der Rückseite des Schlosses zu finden. - Leicht fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        HECHINGEN. - Hohenzollern., "Ansicht vom Hohenzollern". Blick auf die Burg, im Vordergrund die Kapelle, rechts im Hintergrund Hechingen.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger, gedruckt bei Jul. Adam, München, um 1855, 35 x 40 cm. Schefold, Hohenzollern, S. 104 Henning/Maier S. 149. - Die rare Ansicht auf die äußere Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Die Titelei ist erhalten, es fehlt jedoch die Widmung an Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preussen. - Selten. Baden-Württemberg

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        HECHINGEN. - Hohenzollern. "Ansicht vom Hohenzollern". Blick auf die Burg, im Vordergrund die Kapelle, rechts im Hintergrund Hechingen.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger, gedruckt bei Jul. Adam, München, um 1855, 35 x 40 cm. Schefold, Hohenzollern, S. 104; Henning/Maier S. 149. - Die rare Ansicht auf die äußere Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Die Titelei ist erhalten, es fehlt jedoch die Widmung an Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preussen. - Selten.

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        Karte von Palästina oder dem heiligen Lande nach älteren und den neuesten besten Quellen entworfen, zum Studium der heiligen Schrift und zum Gebrauche für Schulen eingerichtet. In Stein gravirt durch Ferdinand von Harscher.

      Mchn., Forst Einrichtungs Bureau, gedr. bei J. B. Dreselly [ca. 1855].. Altkolorierte lithograph. Karte aus 2 Teilen bestehend. zus. 131 x 86 cm. 2 Ecken u. andere Stellen restaur., kl. Einrisse in den Faltkanten. Im Maßstab ca. 1:320 000. Im oberen, nördlichen Teil unter der Kartusche ein Plan von Jerusalem (25 x 25, 5 cm. mit Legende), rechts unten Zeichenerklärung. Am unteren Rand eine gedr. Widmung mit altkolor. Wappen "Seiner Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Herzoges Maximilian in Bayern gewidmet von Dr. Beiling".

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        SKANDINAVIEN. - Norwegen. - Tönsberg, Chr. (Hrsg.). Norge fremstillet i Tegninger med oplysende text.

      Christiania, Udgiverens Forlag, "Trykt af Winckelmann & Sönner", () 1855 - 27 x 34 cm. 74 Bl. Mit farblithogr. Titel mit Wappen und 72 meist getönten lithogr. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Vergoldung. Die schönen Ansichten meist lithographiert von E. Vesterberg und J. Hellesen und gedruckt bei E. Baerentzen zeigen Städteansichten, Teilansichten, Kirchen, Landschaften, Wasserfälle, Berge, Küsten usw. Vorhanden sind u.a. Bergen, Christiania (Oslo), Christiansand, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Halden, Horten, Kongsberg, Larvik, Nordkap, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim uvm. - Mit deutsch-englisch-Norwegischem Paralleltext. - Einband etwas fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen. Wenige Seiten mit Läsuren, die Tafel "Christianssand" bis zum Bildrand beschnitten und mit der Titelei auf Trägerkarton montiert, teils stockfleckig, die Textblätter stärker gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Norge fremstillet i Tegninger med oplysende text.

      Christiania, Udgiverens Forlag, \"Trykt af Winckelmann & Sönner\", (1855). 27 x 34 cm. 74 Bl. Mit farblithogr. Titel mit Wappen und 72 meist getönten lithogr. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Vergoldung. Die schönen Ansichten meist lithographiert von E. Vesterberg und J. Hellesen und gedruckt bei E. Baerentzen zeigen Städteansichten, Teilansichten, Kirchen, Landschaften, Wasserfälle, Berge, Küsten usw. Vorhanden sind u.a. Bergen, Christiania (Oslo), Christiansand, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Halden, Horten, Kongsberg, Larvik, Nordkap, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim uvm. - Mit deutsch-englisch-Norwegischem Paralleltext. - Einband etwas fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen. Wenige Seiten mit Läsuren, die Tafel \"Christianssand\" bis zum Bildrand beschnitten und mit der Titelei auf Trägerkarton montiert, teils stockfleckig, die Textblätter stärker gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Skandinavien - Norwegen

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        Fortuna im Goldlande oder das lustige Kleeblatt in Californien. Unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel.

      Nürnberg, Lotzbeck, (1855). - circa 38,5 x 38 cm. 1 kolorierter Plan aus 6 Segmenten, auf festen Karton aufgezogen In originalem Schuber mit illustriertem, koloriertem Deckelbild und Titel "Russell VIII, Sp. 1284. Seltener, schön gestalteter Spielplan mit Feldern im Rund. Nachgespielt werden die Abenteuer von vier Freunden, die aus Deutschland nach Kalifornien auswandern um dort nach Gold zu suchen. Sie begegnen mehrfach Indianern und verschiedenen wilden Tieren (Löwen, Krokodilen, Bären etc.) oder sind mit allerhand Werkzeug beim Graben nach Gold. Der kalifornische Goldrausch begann im Jahr 1848 und zog in den 1850er Jahren viele Einwanderer aus Europa an. Eine ausführliche Darstellung der Hintergründe zu diesem Spiel findet sich in dem Aufsatz von Norbert Finzsch und Michaela Hampf: "Fortuna im Goldlande: oder das lustige Kleeblatt in Californien". Rheinische Auswanderer in Kalifornien, 1830 bis 1900 (in "Schöne Neue Welt", 2001, S. 237-257). - Die Datierung ist durch zeitgenössische Reklame aus dem Jahr 1855 belegbar, als das Spiel für die "Nikolaus-Bescherung" angepriesen wird. - Sorgfältig und unauffällig restauriert ohne Fehlstellen, nur mittig war eventuell ein Pfeil angebracht (oder man legte einen Kreisel auf?). Eine Anleitung ist nicht vorhanden, der hübsche Schuber jedoch schon. Darauf sieht man Fortuna mit zwei Füllhörnern, aus denen sie Goldstücke herabregnen lässt während vom Goldrausch Besessene in grosser Aufregung ihre Beute sichern wollen. - Schuber berieben und fleckig, Plan leicht fleckig und mit Knickfalten, sonst gut erhalten und in schönem Kolorit. " [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zululand a Mission Tour in South Africa

      1855 - [with] Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa. First edition. 8vo. Mordern half morocco, gilt. viii, 232, viii, 232pp. London, James Nisbet & Co., 1862 & These two works provide an interesting comparative overview of Natal. Mason first set out for South Africa with a view to setting up a mission. His plans were severly hindered by ship wreck which caused the loss of nearly all his capital. He returned with his wife eight years later and carried out their plans with greater success. The mission was established on a piece of land purchased on the first journey and all of this was carried out at Mason's own expense. Both works contain much information on the natives, as well as the colonies and its industries. Mason remarks on the growth of both Durban and Maritzburg. Mendelssohn I, pp991-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Seat of War in the East.

      London Day & Son for Colnaghi -56 1855 - First edition. 2 volumes, folio. 2 tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignette, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. Publisher's half red sheep over red cloth; with the rare text volume, 4to. ,x, 112 pp., original cloth-backed boards (a little stained, endpapers very foxed), the folios preserved in modern cloth boxes, an excellent set. The deluxe edition with the plates hand-coloured. During the Crimean War William Simpson (1823-1899), became a pioneer war artist: dispatched by the printsellers Colnaghi & Son (on Day's recommendation), he recorded the naval battles in the Baltic Sea and then went on to Balaklava in November 1854 to make accurate sketches on the spot. The drawings which he made during that terrible winter were submitted to Lord Raglan, sent home to England, and shown to Queen Victoria by the minister of war, the duke of Newcastle. After the fall of Sevastopol he was attached to the duke's party of exploration in Circassia. Eighty of his Crimean drawings were lithographed in The Seat of War in the East (2 volumes, 1855–6), which was dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria. When the original watercolours were exhibited at Colnaghi's gallery, Lord Elcho and other MPs called for them to be bought by the nation as a historic record of the war. On the advice of Sir Charles Eastlake, this proposal was rejected and the watercolours were sold off separately. Simpson returned to England with a brown beard long enough to button into his waistcoat, and he had an audience with the queen: he showed her his sketches and was much impressed by her grasp of every detail of the war. She commissioned The Queen Reviewing the Royal Artillery at Woolwich on their Return from the Crimea, 1856, and over the next thirty years was a steady patron for the painter. (ODNB). Abbey, Travel 237; Lipperheide 2121. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The past campaign : a sketch of the war in the east, from the departure of Lord Raglan to the capture of Sevastopol

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's brown leather. Collated: xv, [1], 439, [1]; xi, [1], 402 + 2 ad. pp. Atabey 1348. Volume 1 has a very good binding. Volume 2 shaken, binding loose. Woods was a special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War. Contemporary book plate.

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        A History of Greece New edition

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855. Eight volumes, octavo; with 13 maps, seven of them folding and backed on silk; in an attractive contemporary binding of half red morocco, spines with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt lettered direct, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; binding by "Tuskett, Binder to the Queen" New edition (first published over a ten-year period from 1835) of this important evidence-based history of Greece. "Compared with Grote's history it lacks enthusiasm for a definite political ideal and is written entirely from the standpoint of a scholar. It shows a more impartial treatment of the evidence, especially in respect of the aristocratic and absolute governments of Greece. For these reasons its popularity was not so immediate as that of Grote's work, but its substantial merits were later recognised". It "entailed prodigious labour. At Cambridge, where the first volume was written, he used to work all day until half-past three, when he left his rooms for a rapid walk before dinner, at that time served in hall at four; in Yorkshire he is said to have worked sixteen hours a day in his study. By a curious coincidence he and George Grote, his friend and schoolfellow [at Charterhouse], were writing on the same subject at the same time, unknown to each other. On the appearance of Grote's first two volumes in 1846 Thirlwall welcomed them with generous praise ? Grote in the preface to his work bore testimony to Thirlwall's learning, sagacity, and candour" (ODNB)John Sterling may have drawn rather a long bow in pronouncing Thirlwall "a writer as great as Thucydides and Tacitus, and with far more knowledge than they". John Stuart Mill thought Thirlwall, who was bishop of St David's, the best orator he had ever heard, though Carlyle summed him up as "A right solid, honest-hearted man, full of knowledge and sense, and, in spite of his positive temper, almost timid." Provenance: Ex libris University of Surrey, Roehampton with their stamp to fore-edge of each volume and the bookplates of the Young Memorial Library, Kingham Hill to front paste-downs.

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        Westward Ho!

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co.,, 1855. Or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon, in the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Rendered into modern English. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles to spines, yellow endpapers. Custom made blue straight-grain morocco-backed slipcase with blue cloth sides, each individual volume in blue chemise case, produced by James Macdonald, New York. Ownership inscription to front free endpapers. Spines slightly rolled and faded, spine ends very slightly bumped and chipped, joints a little tender, rear joint of vol. II slightly split, very slight marking to covers. An excellent set. First edition. Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By the time of publication the Crimean War had switched public angst towards Russia, but it remained just as timely and the novel's nostalgic and rose-tinted look at the Elizabethan golden age struck a chord with its Victorian readership.

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        SCHOLIA GRAECA IN HOMERI ODYSSEAM EX CODICIBUS AUCTA ET EMENDATA TOMUS II

      OXONII: TYPOGRAPHEO ACADEMICO, 1855. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 23. USATO

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        (xt) THE JEWISH CHRONICLE. VOL XII, NRS 47-61, 64-70 [? ], NOV 9, 1855-APRIL 18, 1856. 22 ISSUES IN TOTAL

      London : Abraham Benisch(1855-1856). 1st edition. Lacks outer binding, original period internal sewn binding in tact. Folio, 176 pages (8 pages each issue. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. "On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death" (JE, 1905) . Includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who's who's of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. The pages here, for example, include a long poem about the new Jewish mayor-elect of London, D. Solomons (as well as much other material related to the excitement at having a Jewish Lord Mayor, including international celebrations and congraulations) ; letters from the US offering scholarships to NYU, advertisements for Jewish publications of the period, reprints of articles from the American Jewish press (for example, from Rabbi Mayer in Charleston, SC) ; reports from Jamaica; reports on charities for the Jewish poor; a report on the opening of Jews College; an ad for a reader at the synagogue in St. Thomas, West Indies; report on Sir Moses Montefiore's visit to the Holy Land; reports from Jewish communities across the British Isles; a report on the "Conference at Cleveland" discussing Isaac Wise's "Minhag America; " A long report on the Jews of Corfu; A long report on Jewish activities in Montreal; Other reports from Vienna, Switzerland, Argovia, Turkey, Jamaica, Constantinople, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Damascus, Holland, North Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, France, Hungary, Bavaria; Modavia and Wallachia, Edinburgh, Lyons, Natal, the Saharah, Gibraltar, Kertch (Crimea) and Glasgow; details of Rabbi Raphall's Thanksgiving Day sermon in New York; letters concerning material in Isaac Wise's "The Israelite" newspaper; lists of donations to charities with names of donors; lettes to and from Sir Moses Montefiore; much on the Carmona Case; activities of conversionists; Passover relief for the poor; etc. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. Two leaves from issue 53 have been clipped apart and then re-assembled, no loss of text. Old stains top top few inches, some edgewear, but mid-19th century paper has held up very well, Good solid condition overall. Scarce to come up in the trade. (br-11-1)

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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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        An Authentic History and Entertaining Description

      London - Thomas Kelly, 1855 Book. Fair. Hardcover. An historical and geographical work on the world and its inhabitants. With 39 plates to volume I and 40 plates to volume II. An important work, needing a rebind. Collation unavailable. Volume IIis lacking a portion of the index, aspagination only continues to letter 'O' of the Index. This is a 'New Edition' of this workedited by Thomas Bartlett Esq. It includes the discoveries of Ross, Parry, Franklin, Clapperton, Denham etc. Undated, dated using Copac. This work is a comprehensive work which also discussessome of the most celebrated navigators and travellersof the world. Condition: Both volumes are practically disbound. Volume I has a rear board with a weak hinge which may detach with further handling. Both volumes are lacking backstrips. Front board to volume I is detached but present. Boards present are heavily rubbed with loss to the paper covered boards as well as the calf. Chipping to the remainder of spine. Chips to the extremities. Internally, both volumes have slightly strained bindings but are firm. Small amount of chips and smallclosed tears to page edges only affecting margins. Age toning to the edges and scattered spots throughout. Overall: FAIR..

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        Ins Zeughaus in Basel. Der grosse Schnee im Monat Februar 1855.

      Gemalt: Basel den 24.ten Oct. 1855, 1855, - 24.5x32 cm (Bild), Original Aquarell auf grauem Papier mit schwarzem Tuschrand, 1 Blatt, Gerahmt. ((40x48 cm). In November 2011 wurde in Basel bei Galerie Vogler Auktionshaus u. auch bei Dobiaschofsky in Bern ein ähnliches Bild versteigert, allerdings mit etwas veränderter Staffage vorne links, die 2 Zuschauer mit Hund fehlen, kleinere Einzelheiten ebenfalls leicht verändert. Der Künstler hat dieses farbenfrohe Bild sehr wahrscheinlich des öfteren gemalt wie auch des Datum seiner Ausführung ?den 25ten Oct. 1855? nahelegt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Signiert links unten: "Gez. u.Gemalt v. Louis Dubois?, u. rechts unten: ?Basel den 24ten Oct. 1855" . [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Leonhards Kirche und der ehemalige Lohnhof in Basel

      o.J. um 1855, - 25.5.5x37 cm (Bild), Original Aquarell auf grauem Papier mit schwarzem Tuscherand, 1 Blatt, in Ubereckvergoldeter Rahmen. (34x47.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Annals of San Francisco; together with Continuation of the Annals of San Francisco and Index to the Annals of San Francisco (3 volumes)

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. Thick 8vo. [5]-824pp. 2 engraved views (including frontispiece); 4 engraved portraits; 154 engraved text illustrations; 2 engraved maps (1 folding). Original full black morocco stamped in gilt; spine gilt-lettered & ruled and 5 raised bands. AEG. A vergy good to near fine copy (hinges cracked but holding firm, dampstaining to first few pages; light foxing). The "Continuation of the Annals" (hardcover) and "Index" (softcover) volumes are ex-libris with numbers, stamps & labels. "Recognized as one of the most important reference books of the period... gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city." - Kurutz , California Gold Rush 594. The book includes three sections: a general summary of Spanish California; the annals of the city; and a section devoted to individual topics such as the "Hounds," fires, hotels, Vigilance Committee, Steamer-Day, and memoirs of noted California pioneers. Much on the pioneers missions, Argonauts, saloons, fights, hangings, the Chinese, clipper ships, fires, economics, growth, daily life etc. "Almost anything that one wants to know of life in San Francisco in the middle of the nineteenth century..." (Cowan II pg. 601; Graff 3901; Holliday 1028; Howes S769; Kurutz Zamorano 80:70). Together with two volumes published by California Historical Society: Index to 'The Annals...'', 1935; and 'Continuation of the Annals...', 1939. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        COLTON'S TRAVELER AND TOURIST'S GUIDE-BOOK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES, containing brief descriptions of each, with the Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied by a Map, exhibiting the Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, Position of Cities, Villages, Settlements, etc.

      New York: J.H. Colton and Company, 1855. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: 99, (1) tables of moneys, 36 publisher's catalogue; hand-colored, folding map at rear, opens to 22" x 24". Few spots of foxing to first and last few text leaves, map in excellent condition. Bound in red cloth, blind-stamped designs on both boards, gilt lettering on front cover. 6" x 3.75" The Western States here are Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska. The eastern portion of the Northwest Territory, Ohio, had by 1855 attracted some two million settlers, while Minnesota had only six thousand. The text and map cover all the crossroads and villages west of Pennsylvania, including waystops along the Oregon Trail between Independence, Missouri and Oregon. About half-way along that trail, another intersects, the route to Sacramento via Lake Truckee, site of the Donner Party tragedy. Canals in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana are included in this guidebook. Provenance: Pencilled on the front free-endpaper is the signature of H. Dunbar.

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        Philips' Atlas of Classical, Historical and Scriptural Geography.

      Liverpool: Philip, 1855.(). Folio. 51 maps and plans; half morocco.

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        Trial of Oscar T Caldwell, Late a conductor on the Chicago and..

      1855. Chicago, IL: 1855. Only edition. Chicago, IL: 1855. Only edition. Brought to Justice by the Pinkertons [Trial]. Caldwell, Oscar T., Defendant. Smith, J. Victor, Reporter. Trial of Oscar T. Caldwell, Late a Conductor on the Chicago and Burlington Railroad Line, For Embezzlement: Before the Recorders Court of the City of Chicago at the September Term, 1855. Chicago: Daily Democratic Press Steam Print, 1855. 35 pp. Text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, spine reinforced. Light soiling, minor edgewear, spine abraded (but secure), some toning to text. $650. * Only edition. Caldwell's trial was the result of an investigation by the Pinkerton detective agency, then a five-year old company. Caldwell was convicted. The rear wrapper carries an advertisement for the Pinkerton & Company. OCLC locates 6 copies in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Rutgers, St. John's University, Social Law, University of Missouri). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13985.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV...to which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on his History. In two volumes

      London: Henry G. Bohn 1855. Large 8vo. In 2 volumes complete. xlviii, 768; xiv, (ii), 733 pp. Contemporary full vellum with decorative gilt-patterned spines and maroon leather title labels. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Minor rubbing to vellum. Spotting to prelims. Faint staining to final few leaves of volume one. Internally clean. Extra coloured illuminated title-page. With 116 in-text woodcut engravings. A handsome pair. 25 cms. tall. . Fine. Full Vellum. 1855.

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        Household Words. A Weekly Journal. No. 293 - 296, 298 - 300, 308, 310 - 321.

      London: Office, 16, Wellington Street, Strand, [Nov. 3 - Nov. 24, 1855, Dec. 8 - Dec. 22, 1855, Feb. 16, 1856, March 1 - May 17, 1856]. Original parts as issued, 8vo., 313-408, 435-504, 97-120, 145-432 pp. Printed wrappers. Some chipping and minor foxing to outer wrappers and edges, else very good. First edition in original parts. Contributions by Dickens include "A Slight Depreciation of Currency" (Nov. 3, 1855), "Why?" (March 1, 1856), "Proposals For a National Jest Book" (May 3, 1856), and "Railroad Dreaming" (May 10, 1856). Contributions also include all original five chapters of A Rogue's Life by Wilkie Collins (March 1 - March 29, 1856). Eckel 202-219. Kitton 107-137. Podeschi E113.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray 1855 - London: John Murray, 1855. A New Edition. Volume 1. – 530 pp, black and white frontispiece of Lord Byron. Volume 2. – 416 pp. Volume 3. – 392 pp. Volume 4. – 407 pp. Volume 5. – 447 pp. Volume 6. – 479 pp. Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco, raised bands, elegantly gilt-decorated spines and boards, gilt titles, page edges gilt. Early edition of Byron’s works, handsomely bound with Phillips’ Frontispiece portrait of Byron engraved by Finden. Includes all of Byron’s poems and verse dramas. Index in Volume VI. Interiors good, spines rubbed at the joints and top/base of the spine. A very attractive set.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – rubbed and frayed to spine ends, some scuffs and marks. Joints – good condition – rubbed. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – heavily decorated in gilt to the front and rear boards, inner gilt dentelles. Page edges –  good condition – gilt page edges. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition – some evidence of book plate removal to front paste down. End papers – good condition – pencil annotation. Title – good condition – some minor foxing. Pages – very good condition – some minor foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid and strong. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1855. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit.With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      - London: Bradbury & Evans, Bouverie Street, [December, 1855 - June, 1857]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, 16, [1]-32, 4, [4], 4, [1], [1], 16; 12, 33-64, [1], [8], [2], [4]; 12, 65-96, 4; 12, [97]-128, [2], 2, 4; 12, 129-160; 12, 161-192, 8, 4, [2], [2], [4]; 12, 193-224, 4, [2], [2], 4; 12, 225-256, [4], [1], 2; [1], 12, 257-288, 4, [4]; 12, 289-320, [4], [2], [4]; 12, [1], [323]-352, 4, [2], [8]; 12, 353-384, [4], [4], [1]; 12, 12, [1], [2], 385-416, [1], 24; 12, 417-488, [4], [4], [4], [2], [8]; 12, 449-480, [4], [4]; 8, [1], 481-512, [4], [4]; 12, 513-544, [2]; 12, 545-576, [4], [2]; 12, 577-625, xiv, [2], [4], with 40 engraved plates including frontis and title vignette with tissue guards. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Housed in a four-fold blue cloth folder, and quarter blue morocco and blue cloth slip-case with titling in gilt. Case has some chipping and fraying, wrappers and edges are slightly foxed, with some minor chipping and minor repairs, but are otherwise in very good condition lacking only two advertising slips and the terminal ads in number five. First edition in original parts, with the white "Missing" slip intact in part 16. "In this book Dickens made a second assault on the archaism of imprisonment for debt." Eckel 82-86. This was the last of the big novels published by Bradbury & Evans after a dispute over the publishing of Dickens marital intranquilities. Hatton and Cleaver 307-330. Thomson 73. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of the Niger Tshadda and Binue Exploration Including a Report on the Position and Prospect of Trade Up Those Rivers

      First edition. Folding map. 8vo. Modern half morocco, gilt. xi, 267pp. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855-56. First edition of Burton's scarce and important illustrated narrative of his journey to Mecca. Octavo, 3 volumes, original blue cloth with black ornamental border, with five full-page color chromolithographs, eight tinted plates, one black-and-white plate, three plans (two folding), and a folding map. In fine condition. Rare and desirable in this condition. Impelled by wanderlust and the spirit of adventure and aided by an extraordinary facility in Eastern languages, Sir Richard Burton was one of the great explorers of history. He was the first European to enter the capital of Somaliland and the first to discover the Great Lakes of Central Africa. He was also an Orientalist of the first rank. But it is for his pilgrimage in 1853 to Mecca and Medina and the most sacrosanct shrines of Islam that Burton is best known -- and for his celebrated book that recorded his experiences during the journey. Successfully posing as a wandering dervish, he gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the Tomb of the Prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). He is still one of the very few non-Muslims to visit and return from Mecca. Above all, Burton was a sharp observer -- of character, customs, and physical surroundings. These pages contain a treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals; detailed descriptions of religious ceremonies, mosques, temples, etc.; and a variety of ethnographic, economic, and geographical information. Whether telling of the crowded caravan to Mecca, engaging in minute analysis of Bedouin character, waxing lyrical about a desert landscape, or reporting conversations with townsfolk or fellow pilgrims, Burton gives us a vivid picture of the region and its people.

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        The Annals of San Francisco; together with Continuation of the Annals of San Francisco and Index to the Annals of San Francisco (3 volumes)

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. 1st. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. [5]-824pp. 2 engraved views (including frontispiece); 4 engraved portraits; 154 engraved text illustrations; 2 engraved maps (1 folding). Original full black morocco stamped in gilt; spine gilt-lettered & ruled and 5 raised bands. AEG. A vergy good to near fine copy (hinges cracked but holding firm, dampstaining to first few pages; light foxing). The "Continuation of the Annals" (hardcover) and "Index" (softcover) volumes are ex-libris with numbers, stamps & labels. "Recognized as one of the most important reference books of the period... gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city." - Kurutz , California Gold Rush 594. The book includes three sections: a general summary of Spanish California; the annals of the city; and a section devoted to individual topics such as the "Hounds," fires, hotels, Vigilance Committee, Steamer-Day, and memoirs of noted California pioneers. Much on the pioneers missions, Argonauts, saloons, fights, hangings, the Chinese, clipper ships, fires, economics, growth, daily life etc. "Almost anything that one wants to know of life in San Francisco in the middle of the nineteenth century..." (Cowan II pg. 601; Graff 3901; Holliday 1028; Howes S769; Kurutz Zamorano 80:70). Together with two volumes published by California Historical Society: Index to 'The Annals...'', 1935; and 'Continuation of the Annals...', 1939. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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