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        Quittung mit eigenh. U. ("Elisabeth"). Wien, 17. XI. 1855.

      1855. ½ S. Folio. Bestätigt dem Hofzahlamt knapp anderthalb Jahre nach ihrer Eheschließung mit Kaiser Franz Josef den Empfang ihrer monatlichen Apanage: "Quittung über Acht Tausend Dreyhundert Dreyssig Drey Gulden 20 xr welche Wir als Spenadelgeld aus jährlichen 100.000 fl. für den Monat November 1855 heute aus dem k. k. Hofzahlamte empfangen haben [...]". - Gefaltet, Registraturvermerke. Selten: Im österreichischen Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv sind aus der Registratur des Hofzahlamts nur die Amtsjournale erhalten; "die dazugehörigen Akten wurden 1923 auf Verlangen des auf Grund der Genfer Verhandlungen 1922 eingesetzten Ersparungskommissärs der Bundesregierung, Dr. Hornik, skartiert [...] Beim Spenadelgeld handelt es sich um eine im Heiratsvertrag festgesetzte Apanage, welche der Kaiserin zur Deckung ihrer Privatauslagen zustand" (Mag. Irmgard Pangerl, OeStA-HHStA). Wie ein unlängst vom Staatsarchiv auf einer Wiener Auktion erworbenes Vergleichsbeispiel aus dem Jahre 1885 zeigt, hatte sich der der Kaiserin zustehende Betrag innerhalb von drei Jahrzehnten auf 200.000 Gulden verdoppelt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        REMINISCENCES OF THE SURVEY AND CUTTING OUT OF THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES UNDER H.B.M. COMMISSIONER THE LATE MAJOR GENERAL J.B. BUCKNALL ESTCOURT C.B.

      [Quebec, 1855. 24pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Minor edge wear, light dust-soiling. Very good. An offprint of an article which first appeared in the journal, THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE LITERARY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF QUEBEC. The work concerns the establishment of the boundary line between the United States and Canada, the survey for which had just taken place between 1842 and 1845. Boxer includes interesting descriptions of the natural resources and wildlife found in the boundary lands. Rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at Columbia and the Toronto Public Library.

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U.

      Wien, 19. XI. 1855. - ½ S. Folio. Bestätigt den Erhalt von 200 Gulden "zur Bestreitung der Handauslagen bei der k. k. Gemäldegallerie für das Verwaltungsjahr 1856". - Der aus Hanau gebürtige Genre-, Historien- und Portraitmaler war seit 1828 Direktor der kaiserlichen Gemäldegalerie und Schlosshauptmann des Schlosses Belvedere in Wien. - Mit einigen Randläsuren und Registraturvermerken.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Prag, 18. VI. 1855.

      1855. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich bin vollkommen einverstanden, wenn sie die Güte haben wollen in Ihrem Blatte eine kurze Anzeige der neuen Aufname in unsere Instrumental- und Gesang-Schule zu machen. Dies wird vollkommen genügen, indem ohnedies nur wenige Ausländer in unser Institut treten (In dieser Classe war bloß ein Holsteiner Herner Violinspieler und ein Dresdner Kitzler Violincellist; der letztere kam aus dem Brüssler Conservatorium). Was die beabsichtigte neue Auflage Ihrer 'Grundzüge' betrifft so theile ich Ihnen mit, dass ich 60 Exemplare brauche. Ich bitte entweder um einen ermäßigten Preis pro Exemplar oder um ein Gratisexemplar bei 10 Exemplaren [...]". - Der Schüler Tomascheks wurde nach Beendigung seines Jura-Studiums bei der Kgl. böhmischen Kammerprokuratur angestellt. 1840 schied er aus dem Staatsdienst aus, widmete sich ganz seinen musikalischen Interessen und wurde 1843 Direktor des Prager Konservatoriums.

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        Siebengebirge vom Rheinufer aus.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 29 x 39

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        Apollinariskirche mit Blick aufs Siebengebirge.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 29,5 x 40

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        Felix on the Bat; being a scientific inquiry into the use of the Cricket Bat ; together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling...

      London: Baily Brothers. 1855. Third edition. 8vo. x, 74pp, 7 coloured lithographic plates (one as frontis), numerous b&w text illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth (faded to a brownish hue on the spine and around the edges of the boards, some light staining to the upper board), gilt-stamped vignette and title on the upper board, blind stamped decorations on both boards. All edges gilt. Occasional light spotting or staining, including in the margins of a couple of the plates, otherwise clean. A signature or two slightly loose. Owner's name on front endpaper. A good+ copy. [title continues] ...with valuable suggestions as to the management of the field when employed under the operation of fast or slow bowling; and a scientific investigation into the vexata questio of Leg Before Wicket: also The Laws of the Game, as revised by the Marylebone Club. .

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        The Song of Hiawatha.

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston,, 1855.. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine, sides panelled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Housed in a cloth chemise and slipcase. Publisher's adverts at the rear dated November 1855. Rubbing to extremities, small pin perforation to front free endpaper, sound, smart and internally clean, an excellent copy. First US edition, first printing, a lovely copy in the original cloth, of Longfellow's epic poem, a Native American love story, and one of the most enduring productions of American Romanticism. The book went through five printings in the first year, but this copy has all the requisite textual errors to denote the first printing: p.27, line 9 "heron"; pg.32, line 11 "In the Moon"; pg.39, line 11 and pg.268, lines 11 and 14, "Wahonomin", not "wahonourn"; pg.96, "Dove" instead of "Dived"; pg.278 "Cooed the Omemee". The US edition was preceded by the London edition in the same year, but is preferred.

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        Souvenirs Militaires de la République et de l'Empire. En 2 TOMES

      1855. DUMAINE J.. 1855. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 400 + 423 pages. Portrait noir et blanc, en frontispice. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête. 2nd volume à restaurer, dos manquant et 1er plat détaché. Manque une partie de la page de titre.

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        THE MANIFESTO, WHICH THE GENERAL OF BRIGADE, DON JOSE FIGUEROA, COMMANDANT-GENERAL AND POLITICAL CHIEF OF U. CALIFORNIA, MAKES TO THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC, IN REGARD TO HIS CONDUCT AND THAT OF THE SNRS. D. JOSE MARIA DE HIJARS AND D. JOSE MARIA PADRES, AS DIRECTORS OF COLONIZATION IN 1833 AND 1834

      San Francisco: Herald Office, 1855. 104,[1]pp. Half title. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruled, title gilt lettered on front board. Edges and corners slightly worn, spine faded. Bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional light foxing, otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. The scarce first English language edition of Figueroa's defense of his conduct in a California colonization plan, following the extremely rare first edition of 1835, which was the first book-length imprint from Agustin Zamorano's pioneer California press. Hijar and Padres planned a project of colonizing California in the early 1830s, which brought to California many families who played a prominent role in the development of the province. The Mexican government secularized the missions in 1833, and the expectation was that the families would take possession of the mission lands. Hijar and Padres themselves expected to be given governmental positions of importance. Orders from Mexico countermanded the promises, and Figueroa, governor of California, refused to hand over the lands, for which he was criticized. This edition is quite rare, and Howes affords it a "c" rating. COWAN, p.210. GRAFF 1320. GREENWOOD 562. HOWES F122, "c." STREETER SALE 2784. ZAMORANO 80, 37 (note).

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        Retour de Crimée.

      Martinet Paris c 1855 - Landscape folio. Title printed in gilt with gilt border surrounding a hand-coloured lithograph, 16 hand-coloured tinted lithographs including title, with captions and tissue guards. Publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt; covers slightly rubbed at extremities. First edition of this exceptionally rare humorous series of hand-coloured lithographs depicting children in the roles of returning French soldiers from the Crimean War. The child-soldiers engage in drinking, smoking and fighting, as well as touching scenes of reunion with sweethearts, family and wartime comrades. Of great rarity: we could not trace any copy at auction in the last 35 years and we could locate only two examples in public institutions worldwide (Baltimore, USA and BNF). Lièvre (1829-86), known for his lithographs of children engaging in adult behaviour, produced a companion volume to Retour de Crimée, entitled En Crimée, as well as volumes on art and furniture. "Comme dessinateur lithographe, [Lièvre] a surtout exécuté des scènes enfantines d'un type particulier: confiant à des enfants des histoires dont les adultes sont les acteurs normaux, il aboutit à des effets contestables, quand il s'agit, par exemple, de la guerre de Crimée" (BNF). An artist with many talents, Lièvre was also a painter and later developped a successful career as a furniture designer and wide-ranging ornamentist. BNF, Département des Estampes, Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800, XIV, p. 326-7, #4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur les monnaies du Comté de Bourgogne depuis lépoque gauloise jusquà la réunion de la Franche-Comté à la France, sous Louis XIV.

      Lons-Le-Saunier, Imprimerie et Lithographie de A. Robert, 1855. Relié, plein veau havane marbré, double filets dencadrements dorés sur les plats, six nerfs au dos orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre rouge, filet doré sur les coupes, superbe papier de garde coquille multicolore, tranches cirées rouge, in-4 de 3ff. (faux-titre, titre, dédicace), 287 pages, 1 page non chiffrée de Corrections et Additions + 15 planches. Très bel exemplaire, tant par le texte que la reliure. Édition originale devenue fort rare, illustré de 15 planches lithographiées contenant 186 monnaies, recto-verso, décrites, entre autre, dans le texte. Ouvrage enrichi dun envoi autographe dun des auteurs à son cousin.

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        Voyage d exploration sur le littoral de la France et de l Italie. Rapport A.M. Le ministre de l agriculture, du commerce et des travaux publics. Sur les industries de Comacchio, du Lac Fusaro, de Marennes, et de l anse de L aiguillon

      - Paris, imprimerie imperiale 1855. Cartoné con el lomo y puntas en piel. Cubiertas rozadas. XXVIII+184 páginas+planos plegados, y 5 planchas. Algunas manchas de humedad. 37x27 cm. Ref: 1977 [LS/014419-1977]

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        Fu allievo di Ernst Pauer (pianoforte) a Magonza, e poi nel 1855 e 1856 di Siegfried Dehn (contrappunto) a Berlino. Fu poi allievo di canto di Antonio Sangiovanni a Milano. IniziÉ linsegnamento di contrappunto al Conservatorio di Monaco nel 1856 e diresse i teatri di Zurigo nel 1858 e di Norimberga e Hannover tra il 1859 e il 1865. Dal 1865 al 1866 fu a capo della Societ_ Cherubini di Firenze. Infine nel 1883, a coronamento della sua carriera musicale, fu nominato direttore del Conservatorio di Francoforte dove insegnÉ fino al 1908. Compose 9 opere, 2 sinfonie e molta musica da camera. Quasi tutti i suoi manoscritti sono conservati alla Biblioteca di Stato di Berlino.

      - "Fu allievo di Ernst Pauer (pianoforte) a Magonza, e poi nel 1855 e 1856 di Siegfried Dehn (contrappunto) a Berlino. Fu poi allievo di canto di Antonio Sangiovanni a Milano. IniziÉ linsegnamento di contrappunto al Conservatorio di Monaco nel 1856 e diresse i teatri di Zurigo nel 1858 e di Norimberga e Hannover tra il 1859 e il 1865. Dal 1865 al 1866 fu a capo della Societ_ Cherubini di Firenze. Infine nel 1883, a coronamento della sua carriera musicale, fu nominato direttore del Conservatorio di Francoforte dove insegnÉ fino al 1908. Compose 9 opere, 2 sinfonie e molta musica da camera. Quasi tutti i suoi manoscritti sono conservati alla Biblioteca di Stato di Berlino. 2096zM

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 5. V. 1855.

      1855. 1 S. Folio. Halbseitig beschrieben. Launiger Brief an das Dekanat der Universität Wien: "In unserem gegenwärtigen Aufenthaltsorte wohnen 2 Professoren und 5 Diener - letztere mit 14 Kindern - wahre Bilder der Anmuth und Wohlerzogenheit. Die liebenswürdige Munterkeit derselben, die sich vor den Fenstern unserer Anstalten und Wohnungen täglich mit zunehmender, wenn auch nicht einnehmender Ungezwungenheit immer mehr und mehr entwickelt, ist kein übler Probirstein für den Grad, zu welchem die philosophische Resignation eines nach Ruhe suchenden Gemüthes gesteigert werden kann. Die musikalischen Studien der Polizeitrompeter thun das Übrige. Letztere werden wohl nicht abzustellen sein [...] Aber das andere Übel läßt sich gründlich beseitigen, wenn, nicht den Dienern, sondern ihren fruchtbaren Weibern vom löbl. Decanate der gemessene Befehl ertheilt wird, zum Tummelplatz ihrer Nachkommenschaft nicht den Hof der Gewehrfabrik sondern die Glacis zu wählen, wo die Hoffnung baldigen Überrittenwerdens eine mögliche Verminderung dieser Generation zwischen erster und zweiter Dentition in angenehme Aussicht stellt". - Hyrtls wissenschaftliche Reputation gründet wesentlich in seinem "Lehrbuch der Anatomie des Menschen mit Rücksicht auf physiologische Begründung und praktische Anwendung" (1846), das in alle wichtigen Weltsprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit dem insbesondere für die chirurgische Praxis bestimmten "Handbuch der topographischen Anatomie" (1847) verhalf er, der als erster die Bedeutung der Anatomie für die medizinische Praxis erkannte und diese mit der Chirurgie verband, dieser Disziplin im deutschen Sprachraum zu wissenschaftlicher Anerkennung. Die anatomische Technik bereicherte er u. a. durch neue Korrosions- und Injektionsverfahren. - Leicht fleckig.

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        Freight Engine. New York & Erie R.R. An original drawing

      Susquehanna Depot, 1855. Pencil, pen and ink. Signed in ink: "Theodore Krausch. Susquehana [sic] Depot. N.Y. and Erie Railroad. October 13, 1855." A very handsome drawing of a locomotive by a prominent inventor and engineerTheodore Krausch, dates unknown, was employed by what was then known as the New York and Erie Railroad at Susquehanna Depot where railway cars and locomotives were designed, built and repaired. The town in northeastern Pennsylvania, just below the New York border and Binghamton, came into existence with the coming of the railroad. Krausch, who obtained several patents during his life, (one for innovations in railway chair design), also received a Silver Medal from the American Institute of the City of New York for a drawing of a locomotive, no doubt similar to this one.During the 1850's, when railway lines and companies were spreading out across the country, each railroad customized its engines and cars to its specific needs. There was a large degree of standardization, and this Krausch drawing is a perfect rendition of the 4-4-0 wheel arrangement and overall design that was used almost universally in 19th century America.

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        My Bondage and My Freedom: Part I-Life as a Slave. Part II-Life as a Freeman

      New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good. Boards exposed at corners, cloth well rubbed and a bit stained, spine ends worn. Binding professionally strengthened with several signatures protruding a bit though firmly bound. Former owner stamps on front free end paper and following page, foxing to prelims and terminals mostly. An important slave narrative, and the author's second autobiography.

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        New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a Special Maps of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in Seventy-Five Sheets, and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Nine Maps, Plans and Sections.

      Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler. 1855. Hardcover. Half-morocco over green marbled boards, black morocco label lettered and decorated in gold affixed to the front panel. Color frontispiece with the lengths of the principal rivers and the heights of the principal mountains of the world. Title page in color with large color vignette, eighty leaves of plates. Spine professionally rebacked, new endsheets. Corners and edges show some wear. Internally clean. ; Folio .

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        GA aus der Vogelschau.

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Carse n. French b. Payne, um 1855, 23 x 36 Blick aus halber Vogelschau auf die Stadt Aachen. Im Vordergrund der Eisenbahnhof.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London - John Murray, 1855 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. The complete eight volumes of Gibbon's popular and most notablehistorical work. Edited by William Smith, an English lexicographer. With folding map illustrations to all volumes. Volume III onwards have the frontispiece misbound to the rear of thevolume. Illustrations are as follows:Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon to volume I and two plates of maps to the rear, the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire and the Western Part. Map of the Migrations of the Barbarians. Afolding map frontispiece to volume II with two map plates to the rear. First map isof Propontis, Hellespont and Bosphorus. Second map is of Constantinople. To volumeIII there is a map of Western Asia, as a folding frontispiece, though boundat rear. To volume IV the folding map frontispiece is of Europe in the fifth century, bound at rear. To volume V there is a folding frontispiece map of Italy and a folding map of the Eastern Empire divided into themes both bound at rear. To volume VI there is a folding frontispiece ofa Map of the Mahometan Empire and a map of Europe and Part of Asia and Africa at the Time of Charlemagne, all are bound to rear. To volume VIII there is a Map of the Crusadesintended as a frontispiece,with two folding maps of Ancient Rome and the Environs of Rome, all are bound to rear. Collated, complete. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The workspans from98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore,Gibbon discusses thehistory of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity andheavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historicalwas very rare which was why his workwas extremely popular. His methodologyalso became a model for later historians. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This isdue to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised religions. The work earned him a reputation as the first modern historian of Ancient Rome. Condition: In uniformly bound tree calf bindings with gilt stamped border edges and spines. Externally, very smart with just some minor rubbing to joints and spines. Small loss to gilt border to front board tovols II, III, V and VIII. Evidence ofcloth repairs to hinges of all volumes. Front hinge to volume I is weak after front endpaper, held by one cord only. Small loss to bottom of spine tovolume IV. Small crack to head of front joint tovolume VI. The Times Newspaper article on Gibbon from 1987 loosely inserted to volume I. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages arebright withsome spottingand offsetting to endpapers with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Andrews' Illustrations of the West Indies

      Sidmouth,Vol.1 printed by Thomas Perry,[ 1855] Vol. 2 printed and published by Day and Son - Sidmouth,Vol.1 printed by Thomas Perry,[ 1855] Vol. 2 printed and published by Day and Son, Two volumes in one, Oblong folio, fine later half green morocco over marbled boards, with two titlepages and thirty fine litho plts., twenty-two tinted, some double Ð page and folding, many with fine coastal profiles including 8 with silhouettes of islands, a fine copy. The author was a Captain in the Royal Navy, a mathematician as well as author of this fine pilot. He also wrote the preface for Labouring Population of Barbadoes, 1860.Volume one describes: Sailing Directions for the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Florida. Volume two: Description of the Islands in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Florida. Many of the high quality lithographs are by the Marine Painter and Lithographer Thomas Dutton. Sabin 1517. A scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        México y Sus Alrededores Coleccion De Vistas Trajes y Monumentos Por C Castro,J Campillo,L Auda,Y G Rodriquez

      Mexico: Decaen, 1855. published 1855-1857,original pebbled finished boards with cloth spine,lithograph title page,folding plan of mexico city,41 tinted lithograph views on 37 plates,covers rubbed,faded and worn,internally all plates very clean and in very good condition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London - John Murray 1855 - The complete eight volumes of Gibbon's popular and most notablehistorical work. Edited by William Smith, an English lexicographer. With folding map illustrations to all volumes. Volume III onwards have the frontispiece misbound to the rear of thevolume. Illustrations are as follows:Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon to volume I and two plates of maps to the rear, the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire and the Western Part. Map of the Migrations of the Barbarians. Afolding map frontispiece to volume II with two map plates to the rear. First map isof Propontis, Hellespont and Bosphorus. Second map is of Constantinople. To volumeIII there is a map of Western Asia, as a folding frontispiece, though boundat rear. To volume IV the folding map frontispiece is of Europe in the fifth century, bound at rear. To volume V there is a folding frontispiece map of Italy and a folding map of the Eastern Empire divided into themes both bound at rear. To volume VI there is a folding frontispiece ofa Map of the Mahometan Empire and a map of Europe and Part of Asia and Africa at the Time of Charlemagne, all are bound to rear. To volume VIII there is a Map of the Crusadesintended as a frontispiece,with two folding maps of Ancient Rome and the Environs of Rome, all are bound to rear. Collated, complete. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The workspans from98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore,Gibbon discusses thehistory of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity andheavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historicalwas very rare which was why his workwas extremely popular. His methodologyalso became a model for later historians. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This isdue to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised religions. The work earned him a reputation as the first modern historian of Ancient Rome. Condition: In uniformly bound tree calf bindings with gilt stamped border edges and spines. Externally, very smart with just some minor rubbing to joints and spines. Small loss to gilt border to front board tovols II, III, V and VIII. Evidence ofcloth repairs to hinges of all volumes. Front hinge to volume I is weak after front endpaper, held by one cord only. Small loss to bottom of spine tovolume IV. Small crack to head of front joint tovolume VI. The Times Newspaper article on Gibbon from 1987 loosely inserted to volume I. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages arebright withsome spottingand offsetting to endpapers with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Monarchs of the Main; or, Adventures of the Buccaneers

      ondon- Hurst and Blackett, 1855 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this history of famous pirates. Collated: Complete in three volumes. With original publisher's advertisements to the rear. No half titles, apparently as issued. George Walter Thornbury was an English author and journalist, best remembered for his non fiction topographical work Old and New London. Thornbury wrote extensively and widely, including novels, poetry, history and art criticism. This comprehensive history of the Buccaneers of the Spanish Main fed a popular interest in theromance and adventure ofstories of pirates and heroes on the sea. The Buccaneers were pirates who attacked Spanish shipping in the Caribbean sea during the 17th century. A scarce and attractive set of this fascinating history. Condition: In blind stamp cloth bindings with gilt spine details. Externally, very smart with just some light bumping. Booksellers label to front and rear pastedown of each volume. Rear hingevery slightly strained to volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Erläuterungstafeln zur Vergleichenden Anatomie. 9 Hefte mit 74 zum Theil colorierten Kupfertafeln. In Verbindung mit Dr. Adolph Wilhelm Otto, Ordentl. Professor der Anatomie zu Breslau und Geh. Medicinal-Rathe, sowie des Köngl. Preuss. Rothen Adler-Ordens Ritter, und Dr. Eduard D\'Alton, Ordentl. Professor der Anatomie zu Halle. Herausgegeben von Dr. Carl Gustav Carus.

      Leipzig, Verlag Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1855, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1840, 1848, 1853, 1855. 9 Hefte in einem Band. Gr.-Folio. (51 cm x 34 cm) rotes goldgeprägtes Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und Rückenschild mit handschriftlicher Zahl., Inhalt: Heft 1: Enthaltend auf VIII Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Bewegungswerkzeuge in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 23 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 2: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Skeletbildungen in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 31 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 3: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Entwicklungs-Geschichte in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 26 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 4: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Verdauungs-Organe in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 24 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 5: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Geschlechts-Organe in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 16 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 6: Enthaltend auf VIII zum Theil colorierten Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Gefäss-Systeme in den verschiedenen Thierklasse, 18 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 7: Enthaltend auf IX Kupffertafeln die Erläuterung der Athmungs- und Absonderunsorgane in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 11 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Hef 8: Enthaltend auf VII Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung des Nervensystems in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 20 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 9: Enthaltend auf VI Kupfertafeln die Sinneswerkzeuge in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 15 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Einband berieben, an den Kapitalen gering aufgeplatzt. Buchgelenk etwas gelockert, Papier altersbedingt etwas gilb und gering stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhaltenes und sehr seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anatomie, Zoologie, Veterinärmedizin

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        Felix on the Bat; being a scientific inquiry into the use of the Cricket Bat ; together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling.

      Baily Brothers, London 1855 - Third edition. 8vo. x, 74pp, 7 coloured lithographic plates (one as frontis), numerous b&w text illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth (faded to a brownish hue on the spine and around the edges of the boards, some light staining to the upper board), gilt-stamped vignette and title on the upper board, blind stamped decorations on both boards. All edges gilt. Occasional light spotting or staining, including in the margins of a couple of the plates, otherwise clean. A signature or two slightly loose. Owner's name on front endpaper. A good+ copy. [title continues] .with valuable suggestions as to the management of the field when employed under the operation of fast or slow bowling; and a scientific investigation into the vexata questio of Leg Before Wicket: also The Laws of the Game, as revised by the Marylebone Club. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the Use of the Cricket Bat

      London: Baily Brothers 1855 - 4to.(x) + 74 p.p.Coloured frontis. + 6 other hand tinted lithographic plates + decorative letters, text ills. & diagrams.Original green cloth, front & back bds. decoratively blind stamped, gilt vignette & lettering to front bd., all edges gilt.Rubbed, corners knocked, covers dampstained, lacking f.f.e.Handful of barely noticeable pinhead sized holes to inner margins of some later pages.Occasional spots but text & plates generally very good & clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lastrea dilatata.

      Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856. - Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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        Die Insel Sardinien. Geschichtliche Entwicklung der gegenwärtigen Zustände derselben in ihrer Verbindung mit Italien. Nebst 12 Kupfern und einer Karte von Sardinien.

      Leipzig: Verlag der Dyk'schen Buchhandlung, 1855 - VIII, 382 Seiten mit 12 Kupferstichen und einer auffaltbarten Karte. Gutes Exemplar. Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Bindung fest und sauber. Namenseintrag auf Titelblatt. Je ein Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Einbandinnendeckel. Innen schön und sauber erhalten. Wirkt kaum gelesen. Wenige Seiten mit blassen Stockflecken. Für das Alter schön erhalten. V Täglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung mit Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 534 Gebundene Ausgabe. Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lederecken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition des produits de toutes les Nations.1855. Catalogue officiel publié par ordre de la Commission impériale.

      Paris E. Panis, éditeur 1855 In-8 de (4)-LXVII-(2)-544 pp., demi-chagrin vert, dos orné à nerfs, titre sur le premier plat, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire offert par la Commission impériale du catalogue des exposants classés par pays ; précédé des documents officiels préparatoires à l'exposition universelle. Deuxième édition augmentée du Supplément de 96 pages. Première exposition universelle française des produits industriels et des arts, suivant de quatre ans celle du Cristal Palace. Avec l'expositon de Londres, elle devait être le départ d'une politique mondiale douanière et industrielle favorisant la libre concurrence et le libre échange au détriment du monopole. « Les expositions universelles font partie de ce vaste progrès économique auquel appartiennent les voies ferrées, les télégraphes électriques, la navigation à vapeur, les percements d'isthmes, tous les grands travaux publics, et qui doit amener un accroissement de bien-être moral, c'est-à-dire plus de liberté, en même temps qu'une augmentation de bien-être matériel, c'est-à-dire plus d'aisance au profit du plus grand nombre ». Exemplaire de présent.

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        Observations des phénomènes périodiques. 9 offprints from the 'Memoires' of the 'Académie Royale de Belgique' between 1847 and 1855. 8 offprints with the following contents: ''Résumé des observations sur la météorologie, sur la température et le magnétisme de la terre. Observations naturels: Règne végétal et Règne animal'. Contributions by Bellynck, Crahay, Dewalque, Duprez, Mac-Leod, Martius, Montigny, Roquemaurel, Van Oyen, Vincent, etc. - And 1 offprint: QUETELET. Mémoire sur les variations périodiques et non périodiques de la température d'après les observations faites, pendant vingt ans, à Bruxelles.

      Bruxelles, Académie Royale, Imprimerie de M. Hayez, 1847-1855. - 9 offprints bound in 1 vol. Large 4to (29x22 cm). Contemporary half cloth (tear in spine repaired), with gilt title, borders covered with marbled paper (sl. rubbed). 1: 98 pp from Tome XXI, (1848) 2: 64 pp., from Tome XXIII, 3: 78 pp. from Tome XXV, 4: (ii),104 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 5: 108 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 6: 76 pp. from Tome XXX, 7: 66 pp. 1851, 8: 174 pp. from Tome XX, (1847), 9: Mémoire. 46 pp. and 'Tableaux généraux des températures de l'air de 1833 à 1852: 58 tabels, 2 pp. and 2 lithographed tabels (1 large folding table)(1853). - Good interior condition. - An important collection in contemporary binding. 2400g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht.

      - altkolorierter Lithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. Ed. Gustav May in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 28 x 34,5 Vgl. Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 12, 9. - Vorliegendes Exemplar jedoch ohne die Stecherangabe von J. Buhl. - Jetzt mit Nr. 1200 u. geänderter Verlegeradresse.

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        Autograph letter signed

      1855 - LONGSTREET, James. Autograph letter signed. Fort Bliss, Texas, October 1, 1855. Single sheet of lined paper, measuring 7-1/2 by 10 inches. $1800.Desirable 1855 autograph letter from James Longstreet to Chief of Ordnance Colonel Henry Knox Craig written while Longstreet was serving on the Texas frontier at Fort Bliss and discussing ordnance stores, twice signed by Longstreet.The letter reads: "Fort Bliss Texas Oct 1st 1855ÑColo. H.K. Craig. Chief of Ordnance. Sir. Enclosed I have the honor to submit my return of the ordnance and ordnance stores belonging to this Post for part of the third quarter of this year. I remain Sir very respect'y Your Mt. Obt. Servt. James Longstreet. Captain 8th Inf. Bt. Maj." The opposite side bears a return address also in Longstreet's hand and bearing his signed name. This early letter was written by Longstreet to Colonel Henry Knox Craig (later General). In 1855, Longstreet was serving on frontier duty in Texas. He was regarded as a brave veteran of the Mexican-American War who had suffered a thigh wound and endured a lengthy recovery. In Texas, Longstreet was primarily engaged in scouting missions and rather more pedestrian service as a paymaster. He was also already involved in the cause of preserving slavery, planning a strategy to pull Mexico into the Union of a slave state. His correspondent, Colonel Craig, likewise had a distinguished early career and, in the 1830s, was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. He was then made Chief of Ordnance under General Taylor during the Mexican War. When peace came, Craig found a new missionÑmaintaining arms stores in an era of reduced defense budget allocations. His mission proved prescient as the years of his stockpiling were those that preceded the Civil War. Craig served in an advisory capacity following his retirement during the Civil War and was brevetted brigadier general in 1865 in recognition of his service. Small paper repair and mildly toned fold creases. Near-fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Notice sur Madame la vicomtesse de Noailles.

      Paris, Lahure, 1855 ; in-8 de [2] ff., 92 pp., reliure de l'époque, maroquin rouge, filets à froid en encadrement avec fleurons dorés aux angles, plaque à froid ovale au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrures (Gruel). Édition originale tirée à très petit nombre pour les membres de la famille.La biographie d'Antoinette Léontine de Noailles fut rééditée l'année suivante par la société des Bibliophiles François dont la vicomtesse était membre.Elégante reliure en maroquin décoré de Gruel. Quelques brunissures au papier en début de volume et infime trace d'humidité sur un plat.- Barbier III, 479. Absent de Lorenz, Catalogue général de la librairie française.

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        Porträtgallerie des steiermärkischen Adels aus der Hälfte des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. Vienna, Gerold, 1855.

      1855. Large folio. With 50 lithogr. portraits by J. Bauer. Modern half cloth; original wrapper title of the first issue pasted to upper cover. Splendid series of lithographs showing the portraits of noble Styrians as exhibited at Hainfeld castle. - All portraits shown in full figure, with staffage. The original wrapper titles of the issues 2-12 bound at the end. Some foxing. Without the 20 pp. of text, published separately. Wurzbach VII, 275. Schlossar 20.

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        3 autograph letters signed. Tripolis and Eden, 1855-1856.

      1855. (Large) 4to. Altogether 8 ¾ pp. on 3 bifolia. Three letters to the Prelate in Austro-Hungary, Monseigneur Mislin (1807-78), signed, containing reports of the position of the Lebanese Christians, especially about Youssef Bey Karam (1823-89), a Maronite freedom fighter in Mount Lebanon: "Le Cheik Joseph Caram, sur l'avis qu'il avait reçu de votre Grandeur s'était préparé à faire une brillante réception à leur Altesse Royale le Duc de Brabant et son auguste épouse, il avait mis à contribution tout ce que son pays pouvait lui fournir de ressources matérielles, pour donner à leur Altesse un témoignage éclatant de la vénération qui lui et tout son pays professent pour elles. Après de nombreux préparatifs, ayant appris que leur Altesse n'avait pu exécuter leur voyage au cèdres, sa douleur a été à son comble. Vous connaissez ses instincts pour les devoirs de l'hospitalité; En cette occasion ils s'étaient déployés au delà de tout ce qu'on peut dire. Pendant les dix ou douze jours de son attente, il avait mis plusieurs villages à contributions, pour réparer les chemins trop raboteux et qui pouvaient offrir quelques dangers, il avait aussi envoyé au haut des montagnes ôter la neige tout le long de la route depuis les cèdes jusqu'à l'autre côté du Liban; il avait entretenu pendant plusieurs jours une cinquantaine de cavaliers dans sa maison; il avait acheté et distribué huit quintaux de poudre à tous ses gens armés aux quels il donnait quelque teinture de la man

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        The Franklin Expedition From First to Last.

      The Franklin Expedition From First to Last. John Churchill, 1855. 8vo. pp. xxxviii, 3-224; 3 charts, one in text, and 2 plates. Original cloth binding, spine gilt, slight wear to spine, nevertheless a very good example of a notoriously uncommon work. Presentation copy from King to Dr. Norton Shaw, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. Having participated in the mission to rescue Arctic explorer John Ross in the 1830s , explorer and obstetrician, Dr. Richard King was well qualified to suggest where the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin could be found. King had expressed doubts about the expedition even before Franklin had set out and warned that Franklin was being sent out "to become the nucleus of an iceberg". These warnings, like many of his opinions, were ignored and when in 1855 he suggested that Franklin's party could be found near the mouth of the Great Fish River, the animosity of the Admiralty and the Royal Geographical Society only increased. The fact that the missing party would finally be found by M'Clintock in 1859 near the mouth of the Great Fish River in the spot King had suggested four years earlier, did little to revive his reputation. King, however, deserves to be remembered, not only for his remarkable prescience with regard to Franklin, but also for several notable contributions to Arctic geography. Using his own observations of Inuit culture, King was able to produce an accurate sketch map of the Arctic which contrasted with the Navy's fatefully flawed charts , and which enabled him to predict the location of the Franklin expedition as well as identifying the existence of Queen Maud Gulf and the Prince of Wales Strait.

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        De l'électrisation localisée et de son application à la physiologie, à la pathologie et à la thérapeutique

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1855. XII, 926pp demi-basane noire de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés 1855, 1855, in-8, XII, 926pp, demi-basane noire de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, PREMIERE EDITION. Nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte. Les découvertes de Duchenne de Boulogne en électrophysiologie et ses applications thérapeutiques firent de lui le fondateur de l'électrothérapie. Cet ouvrage renferme la première description de la paralysie des membres due à l'écrasement du plexus brachial pendant l'accouchement. Quelques taches sans gravité sur les premières pages. Très bel exemplaire

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        Gesamtans., ( Aufsicht), "Bremen".

      - kol. Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. French n. Payne b. Payne, um 1855, 20 x 33,5

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        Carawane nach Mecca. Vienna, Matthias Trentsensky (printed by E. Sieger), [ca. 1855].

      1855. Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm). With 19 (of 24) numbered leaves containing about 135 lithographic pen-drawings of people, animals, equipment & gear and goods, from a caravan travelling to Mecca, each drawing including a base so that one can cut them out, paste them on card stock, stand them up and arrange them in three-dimensional scenes. Lacking leaves 1-5.ll. 6-24 (of 24). Loose leaves in a later paper folder. All but the first five leaves of a very rare lithographic print series issued in parts. Most copies were probably cut up (and perhaps coloured) by children and destroyed in play. The human figures to be cut out include Turkish, Arabic, African and Near Eastern men and women (black and white) in Islamic clothing, including both masters and servants, some of the men with a variety of firearms, spears, daggers, pipes (straight pipes and hookah water-pipes), prayer rugs, and other gear and goods, and servants setting up a tent. There are also camels (both single-humped dromedaries and two-humped Bactrian camels), horses and donkeys, often with their gear for riding or for carrying loads. The wild animals include wolves, a hyena and an ostrich. Inanimate objects include containers for water, an incense burner, baskets, chests, barrels, camel saddles and much more. The series must have provided many children and adults with their first notion of Islamic society and culture and is rich in authentic details, such as a dromedary with its left front leg bent up and tied around the knee. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens dates the series ca. 1855, just after Sir Richard Burton's famous successful visit to Mecca disguised as an Islamic Afghan in 1853 (he was one of the few Europeans who had ever visited Mecca and lived to tell of it). The complete series of 24 leaves comprised four groups of leaves, each leaf with the title, relevant subtitle and imprint (without date) at the foot: 1-6: Die Ueberbringung des heiligen Teppich. 7-13: Die Reise durch die Wüste. 14-16: Das Lager in der Wüste. 17-24: Die Gefahren der Wüste. The artist is not named. The drawings are printed on unwatermarked wove paper. Since the paper is fairly thin and the drawn bases have no folding tabs, the publisher probably intended the cut-outs to be pasted onto card stock with a folding tab at the foot of the base so that they could stand with no other support. - With an occasional pencil mark. Lacking leaves 1-5 (all but the last leaf of the first group), but otherwise in good condition (remarkable good considering the wear and tear that most such items see) and with the other three groups complete. The whole is slightly browned and the edges somewhat tattered (1 small tear slightly affects one camel and another very slightly affects one drawn base). Richly detailed lithographic drawings for about 135 paper cut-outs for a Caravan to Mecca. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens: der Wiener Verlag Trentsensky (1977), 111. Katharina Siefert, ed., Paläste, Panzer, Pop-up-Bücher: Papierwelten in 3D (2009), with a chapter, "Die Carawane nach Mecca", pp. 31-38. Not in KVK; WorldCat.

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        The Horseowner's Guide: Being a Synopsis of the Causes, Treatment, and Cure of the Most Common Diseases of Live Stock. Boston, George C. Rand & Avery, 1855.

      1855. 12mo. VI, (7)-72 pp. Publisher's original printed wrappers. First edition thus, "selected from 'Dadd's Chart of Veterinary Practice', with additions and improvements. The veterinarian George H. Dadd also authored the "Modern Horse Doctor", "Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse", and other specialised titles. - Scarce title on horse care; only 3 copies located on OCLC (2 in U.S.). Wraps are somewhat grubby; handwriting on top of front cover. Some light waterstaining and wear within; still a good copy. OCLC 624743331; 49964074.

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        "Rothe Nelken Walzer." Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug. O. O. u. D.

      1855. Titel, 6 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Bögen. Qu.-Folio. "Componirt und der Frau Gräfin Nina Apraxin gewidmet von Fürst Metternich". - Der Sohn des berühmten österreichischen Staatskanzlers Klemens Wenzel Fürst von Metternich diente 1855 als Legationssekretär in Paris, 1856 als österreichischer Gesandter und bevollmächtigter Minister am Dresdner Hof. 1859-71 war er Botschafter in Paris, wo er am Hof Napoleons III. mit seiner Gattin Pauline gesellschaftlich eine bedeutende Rolle spielte und vergeblich versuchte, Frankreich im Deutschen Krieg auf die Seite Österreichs zu ziehen; nach dem Sturz des Zweiten französischen Kaiserreichs sicherte er die Flucht Kaiserin Eugénies nach England. Als Komponist pflegte er vor allem die Tanzmusik für Klavier. "In harmonischem Zusammenwirken mit seiner populären Frau nahm der musikalisch sehr begabte Fürst in seiner noch über zwei Jahrzehnte währenden Wiener Periode ein kulturelles Mäzenatentum wahr" (ÖBL VI, 250). - Gering angestaubt.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-1856.

      1855. 3 volumes, 8vo. XVI, 388 pp. (2), IV, 426 pp. XII, 448 pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript ... was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books ... as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95.

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