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        THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. / AFTER LITHOGRAPHS BY LOUIS HAGHE FROM DRAWINGS MADE ON THE SPOT

      London: Day & Son, 1855. First Quarto Edition. Hardcover. Some foxing, heaviest on the titles and initial leaves, occasionally to the margins of the plates but rarely affecting the images. Public library bookplate with small ink stamps at various places throughout, sometimes in the margins of the plates but never on the images. Hinges repaired with new paste-downs, general scuffing and wear along spine edges but bindings still tight. Very Good. With Historical Descriptions by The Revd. George Croly. Six quarto (8-1/4" x 12") volumes bound in three in later half red morocco leather with matching corners and gilt-lettered and decorated spines. Complete with 250 tinted lithographs including the frontispiece portrait of David Roberts in the first volume, a frontispiece of the temple at Abu Simbel and the map of his tour in the second, as well as all 6 lithographed title pages and print lists at the opening of each volume. In 1838 Roberts traveled to Egypt, which had grown popular both as a travel destination for the adventurous antiquarian, and as the subject of highly valued artworks. The journey became an extensive tour of the region, including Jerusalem, Petra (in modern Jordan), Giza, Thebes and various sites along the Nile. During this trip, he constantly sketched stunning views of colossal ruins, ancient temples of the Egyptian and Persian empires, and particularly biblical sites in and around Jerusalem. His sketches also depicted the local customs, clothes and contemporary dwellings, markets and palaces, and the third published volume (the first half of the second volume in this set) includes a scene depicting his meeting with Muhammad Ali Pasha in Alexandria, which he did not sketch at the time but is reputed to have produced from memory. Upon his return to Britain, after he was fêted by high society in Scotland, he worked with the engraver Louis Haghe to produce the collection in book form, funded by subscriber which he personally solicited. Thanks to the popularity of the subject matter, and the relative absence of British art on the same subject, he was quite successful, with Queen Victoria as subscriber number one (her large paper folio copy is still in the Royal Collection.) Louis Haghe, along with William Day, was a Lithographer to the Queen and innovator in the process of colour lithography, and the lithographs in this volume benefit from his skill.

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        SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC OR COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL DIAGRAMS

      New York: Daniel Burgess & Co, 1855. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Six years after the first printing of Smith's popular Illustrated Astronomy, during which time "many new planets or Asteroids have been discovered. This edition with frontispiece of "The Largest Telescope in the World" which is replicated on the front pictorial cover; with 32 full-page and stunningly graphic plates in black and white. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Paris au XIX Siècle

      ? Paris 1855 - Original red cloth-backed paper boards, upper cover with gilt title within ornate rococo floriate border. Extremities rubbed and some unobtrusive foxing throughout. Small 4to with 25 lithographed costume plates of Parisian citizens on accordion leaf, finely coloured by hand and heightened with gum arabic. Complete with 25 plates; the letter "W" not depicted and the letter "X" represented by an acrobat. The other 24 letters all depicting trades and professions. Rare, with only two auction records in AE and none in ABPC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. / AFTER LITHOGRAPHS BY LOUIS HAGHE FROM DRAWINGS MADE ON THE SPOT

      Day & Son, London 1855 - With Historical Descriptions by The Revd. George Croly. Six quarto (8-1/4" x 12") volumes bound in three in later half red morocco leather with matching corners and gilt-lettered and decorated spines. Complete with 250 tinted lithographs including the frontispiece portrait of David Roberts in the first volume, a frontispiece of the temple at Abu Simbel and the map of his tour in the second, as well as all 6 lithographed title pages and print lists at the opening of each volume. In 1838 Roberts traveled to Egypt, which had grown popular both as a travel destination for the adventurous antiquarian, and as the subject of highly valued artworks. The journey became an extensive tour of the region, including Jerusalem, Petra (in modern Jordan), Giza, Thebes and various sites along the Nile. During this trip, he constantly sketched stunning views of colossal ruins, ancient temples of the Egyptian and Persian empires, and particularly biblical sites in and around Jerusalem. His sketches also depicted the local customs, clothes and contemporary dwellings, markets and palaces, and the third published volume (the first half of the second volume in this set) includes a scene depicting his meeting with Muhammad Ali Pasha in Alexandria, which he did not sketch at the time but is reputed to have produced from memory. Upon his return to Britain, after he was fêted by high society in Scotland, he worked with the engraver Louis Haghe to produce the collection in book form, funded by subscriber which he personally solicited. Thanks to the popularity of the subject matter, and the relative absence of British art on the same subject, he was quite successful, with Queen Victoria as subscriber number one (her large paper folio copy is still in the Royal Collection.) Louis Haghe, along with William Day, was a Lithographer to the Queen and innovator in the process of colour lithography, and the lithographs in this volume benefit from his skill. Some foxing, heaviest on the titles and initial leaves, occasionally to the margins of the plates but rarely affecting the images. Public library bookplate with small ink stamps at various places throughout, sometimes in the margins of the plates but never on the images. Hinges repaired with new paste-downs, general scuffing and wear along spine edges but bindings still tight. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Das russische Gesandtschafts Hotel in Berlin. L'Hotel de l'ambassadage de russie à Berlin.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Kronstadt

      Artist: Turgis V; issued in: Parisca 1855 - - technic: Lithography ; colorit: original colored ; condition: Very good ; size in cm : 32,5 x 46 - description: Representation of the city of Kronstadt with St. Petersburg in the back ground

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        MEMORIE DELLA FAMIGLIA GOBIO di Mantova.

      Pogliani, 1855. in folio gr. (mm. 460x300), pp. 46, (2), leg. cartone edit. con stemma della famiglia inc. al piatto ant. Con 6 belle gr. tavv. litogr. dis. da P. Borsa dalla litografia Corbetta di Milano. Con albero genealogico della famiglia. Rara opera sulla famiglia mantovana dal 1280 alla prima metà dell'Ottocento. [025]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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        The Works of Charles Lamb (four volumes)

      Edward Moxon, 1855, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. four volumes complete, 8vo, later red half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, five raised bands to spine with repeat gilt hearts in threes, compartments tooled gilt, dates in gilt to tails, tile and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments, top edges gilt, boards ruled gilt and with marbled paper covered boards matching the marbled endpapers, portrait frontis to volume one, bookplate of the Quaker educated medieval historian and banker, Thomas Hodgkin of Newcastle Upon Tyne to front pastedowns, some minor age-toning and light soiling of closed page edges o/w an unmarked tightly bound handsomely bound set, 405, 416, 436 & 425pp, Book

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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        ACTORES DE TEATRO BAJO ARBOLES DE CIRUELO FLORECIENDO

      1855 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación: 1855 Dimensiones: Siete planchas, 25 x 36 cm. (las siete 175 x 36 cm.) aprox. Técnica:Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e. Conservación: Buen estado. Notas: Con sombreado bokashi UIS1

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        La Ragione. Foglio ebdomadario di filosofia religiosa, politica e sociale, diretto da Ausonio Franchi. Anno 1 nn. 1-26.

      Tipografia V. Steffenone, Camandona e Comp., Torino 1855 - In 8, pp. 416. Rilegat. m. pelle, fregi e titoli in oro al dorso. Lievi brunit. in alcune carte. Leggere abrasioni alla cop. e alle cuffie.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano S.R.L.]
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        OLD MOTHER HUBBARD

      - EARLY AMERICAN. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD. NY: McLoughlin Bros.(33 Beekman), no date, circa 1855. 4to (6 3/4 x 10 5/8"), pictorial wraps, spine professionally and unobtrusively strengthened, VG+. Mama Lovechilds Series. Printed on one side of the paper and featuring 8 very fine full page hand-colored engravings and with cover by MOMBERGER. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Appel aux Conservateurs.

      Paris chez l'Auteur et chez Victor Dalmont 1855 In-8 de XXXI-136 pp., demi-toile verte (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. 1 tableau replié.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Map of the Peninsula of India

      1855 - (INDIA) SCOTT, F.H. Map of the Peninsula of India, Comprising the Whole of the Madras Presidency, and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay. [London]: J. & C. Walker, 1855. Octavo, original red cloth rebacked, marbled endpapers; map sectioned and backed on linen, unfolds to 40-1/2 by 52 inches. $1700.Lovely large folding map of the Madras Presidency in India at the peak of its power and territorial extent, along with portions of the Bengal and Bombay territories, finely engraved and hand-colored.This 1855 map represents the Madras Presidency at its zenith under the British East India Company. Two years later, after the Sepoy Mutiny (which left Madras largely undisturbed), Queen Victoria ended the Company rule over India and established the British Raj. J.S. Harvey drew this map based on the surveys conducted by Major F.H. Scott, Deputy Quartermaster-General of the Madras Army. Early owner signature and initials, with initials also on front cover.Original cloth expertly restored; sectioned map backed on linen unfolds easily. Excellent condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Expedition dans les parties centrales de l Amerique du Sud., de Rio Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; executee par ordre du gouvernement francais pendant les annees 1843 a 1847, sous la direction du Comte Francis de Castelnau. Sixieme partie. Botanique: H. A. Weddell: Chloris Andina. Essai d une flore de la region alpine des Cordillieres de l Amerique du Sud. Tome premier.

      P. Bertrand, Paris 1855 - 6 Bll., 231(1) S., Tafelanhang. Nur Band 1 (von 2) der von Hugh Algernon Weddell verfassten Botanischen Abteilung des umfangreichen Expeditionsberichtes - von 1850-1859 erschienen insgesamt 7 Abteilungen in zus. 15 Bänden. Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung - Einband beschädigt. Sprache: Französisch, Mit 45 lith. Tafeln von Alfred Riocreux. Einband beschädigt: Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen; Rücken beschabt und mit kleineren Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; Rückengelenke teils angeplatzt (Gelenke insgesamt recht schwach); Lederecken beschabt und mit Bezugsfehlstellen; hinterer Deckel mit leichterem Wasserschaden (Bezug hier wellig, leichtere Verfärbungen); auch der hintere Vorsatz und der Bezug des hinteren Innendeckels (Spiegel) in der unteren Ecke etwas wellig und mit kleinen Schabspuren; letzte Tafeln im seitlichen (weissen) Rand etwas wasserfleckig; Textblätter leicht gebräunt; Tafeln leicht oder etwas stockfleckig; teilweise entferntes Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Einzelband des bedeutenden Expeditionsberichtes - hier der erste von zwei Bänden zur Botanik. Sabin III, 11411 / Graesse VIII (Suppl.), 161 / Brunet I, 1626f. 2300 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        PANORAMA DI MILANO.

      presso l'Editore Tommaso Genevresi, s.d. (1855 ca.).. Bellissimo panorama di Milano "disegno dal vero sul Campanile dell'I. R. Cappella di Corte", che si estende da S. Lorenzo sino alla Strada Ferrata Ferdinandea. E' una fine incisione all'acquatinta di cm. 21,6 x 89,2 (alla battuta), disegnata da Gaetano Gariboldi, incisa da F. Naymiller e F. Campi. Il Duomo, presentato sul fianco destro, domina la veduta; al centro, in primo piano, sta la Piazzetta di Palazzo Reale; nel margine inferiore sono posti i nomi dei principali monumenti e luoghi della città. Cfr. "Milano nelle vecchie stampe", I, n. 66 che cita un esemplare antecedente (1845) a cura di Luigi Ronchi la cui ditta attorno al 1848 fu rilevata dal Genevresi. Leggera abrasione al marg. infer. sinistro, altrimenti esemplare molto ben conservato, con bella cornice nera coeva (cm. 47x113,5).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        De l'influence des idées philosophiques sur le barreau au dix-huitième siècle

      - E. Thunot & Cie, Paris 1855, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Il legame con il bronzo bradel metà polpaccio, liscio indietro, copertine conservato, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Autografo Rare firmato dall'autore in cima il primo alimento di copertura "per il mio amico Gregory, bei ricordi ..." Due pallido capi foxing della prima e l'ultima pagina di questo opuscolo, piccolo foxing. Alcuni passaggi e il nome dell'autore del primo piatto sottolineato matite di colori rosso e blu. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi veau bronze, dos lisse, couvertures conservées, élégante reliure pastiche signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Ferry en tête du premier plat de couverture : " à mon ami Grégoire, souvenirs affectueux..." Deux pâles mouillures en têtes des premiers et derniers feuillets de cette brochure, petites rousseurs. Quelques passages et le nom de l'auteur sur le premier plat soulignés aux crayons de couleurs rouge et bleu.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol, Written in the Camp

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. fair to good. 339, illus. (some in color), fold-out map, board corners slightly bumped, cloth worn & sm pcs missing at top & bottom spine edges. Some foxing to text, minor damp staining on plate at p. 282, some weakness to front board, slight soiling to boards. This early work, by one of the finest mid-nineteenth-century British military authors, is increasingly difficult to find in any condition. Some believe that this work was particularly foundational to the author's later masterpiece, The Operations of War.

      [Bookseller: Ground Zero Books, Ltd.]
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        Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea : Including an Account of the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann

      Richard Bentley 1855 - viii, 248 pages ; 19 cm. Period 3/4 contemporary leather over marbled boards, gilt. 5 raised bands, marbled end pages. Near fine, head of spine leather loose. An excellent copy. 2 armorial book plates of Herbert Dickinson Turner and John Ponsonby. Peard (1829-1918), a lieutenant in the 20th Regiment of Foot, who had arrived at Evpatoriia on 14 September, was one of the first serving soldiers to publish an account of the war, after being invalided to Scutari on 12 December 1854 and returning soon afterwards to England" (Cross). He was an eyewitness to the Charge of the Light Brigade, and back in Scutari "heard great praises of Miss Nightingale. Her kindness and the attention of the nurses cheered the poor sufferers in the hospital, the condition of which greatly improved after their arrival" (pp. 237-8). Cross H57 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        A Christmas Carol. 13th edn.

      Chapman & Hall. 1855 Half title, col. front. & 3 other plates by John Leech, text illus., final ad. leaf. Orig. horizontal-grained red cloth, blocked & lettered in gilt. Recased retaining most of orig. repaired spine strip, corners repaired. a.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America

      1855 - MCKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Three volumes. Royal octavo, original deluxe full brown morocco, decorative blind-stamped cover-borders, raised bands, all edges gilt. $32,000.Early octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 120 splendid fully hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charles Bird King's original oil paintings, "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). Handsome in publisher's deluxe morocco.In commissioning the Indian Tribes of North America, McKenney aimed to educate the American public about these greatly exotic warriors and chiefs and to preserve them for posterity in a series of beautiful portraits. Most of the original oil portraits were painted from life in studio of Charles Bird King, to whom McKenney brought many of the subjects. The rest were copied from watercolors executed in the field by a young frontier artist named James Otto Lewis. The finished portraits resided in the Smithsonian until 1865, when fire consumed the institution and destroyed most of the paintings. As a result, the folio and octavo editions are particularly vital in their "faithful recording of the features and dress of celebrated American Indians who lived and died long before the age of photography" (McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery, 23). First published in folio 1836-44 and in octavo 1848-50. Howes M129. Field 992. See Sabin 43411. Occasional faint spotting to interiors; plates generally clean, hand-coloring bright. Some skillful color restoration to extremities of publisher's deluxe morocco. An extremely good set in the publisher's desirable deluxe morocco bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., June 5, n. y.

      1855. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To a baroness, with the request that she be kind enough to excuse the writer for the evening, as he is expecting a visitor: "[...] After my return from Carlsbad, to which I am journeying on Monday, I will have the honour of paying my respects. A most sincere kiss to your Hand | Gustav Walter". - The singer, from the Bohemian town of Bilin, made his debut in 1855 as Edgardo in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Municipal Theatre in Brünn. From 1856 onwards he was engaged as tenor in Vienna's Hofoper, where he excelled in playing Mozart parts, and was later named as an honorary member. He played to great aclaim Manrico in "Troubadour" (1859), the duke in "Rigoletto" (1860) and Walther von Stolzing in the "Meistersingern" (1870). After his departure from the stage he began an illustrious career as a concert and ballad singer. He was also sought after as a singing instructor and was named as a Professor in the Vienna Conservatory.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Gesamtansicht.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 28,5 x 38

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Little Dorrit (20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury & Evans, 1855. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN PARTS A PERFECT SET! 20 parts in 19, first issue with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" and the correction slip in Part XVI, plates clean and bright throughout, spines expertly relined at some early date, complete with all the Little Dorrit Advertiser's and all adverts as called for by Hatton & Cleaver, and part 14 has an additional ad "Form for Subscription" not called for in Hatton & Cleaver, edges of wrappers in VERY GOOD condition, housed in a 1/2 green morocco chemesed slipcase.

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        Career military documents of Samuel Breck

      1855 - (MCKINLEY, William) BRECK, Samuel. Collection of military documents. [West Point; Washington: various printers], 1855-97. Seven items of various sizes, rolled into a contemporary 17-inch metal tube. $7500.Seven original documents relating to the career and family of Brigadier General Samuel Breck, Adjutant General of the Army, including his diploma from West Point and his final commission signed by President McKinley. Housed in a handsome contemporary black metal tube, hand-lettered in gilt.Career officer Samuel Breck "graduated the United States Military Academy in 1855 and served in the Florida War of 1855-56. He was Assistant Professor of geography, history, and ethics at the Academy in 1860-61. During the Civil War he served as Assistant Adjutant-General of McDowell's division early in 1862". and [later in the year] of the Department of the Rappahannock, being engaged in the occupation of Fredericksburg and the Shenandoah Valley expedition" (Appleton's). Breck received three brevets for war service (Boatner, 82). From 1870 onward he served in Washington as Assistant Adjutant-General in charge of rolls, returns, and the preparation of the Volunteer Army Register, under General George D. Ruggles, whom in 1897 he succeeded as Adjutant General of the Army with the rank of Brigadier General (New York Times). This collection of seven military and family documents begins with Breck's ornately engraved diploma from the United States Military Academy (1855) and ends with his final commission as Adjutant General (1897), signed by President William McKinley and Secretary of War Russell Alger. Documents in generally fine condition, rolled to fit into contemporary metal tube. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Holy Land

      1855 - ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. London: Day & Son, 1855-56. Six volumes in three. Quarto, contemporary full brown blind-stamped morocco sympathetically rebacked, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $18,000.First quarto edition of this monumental early visual record of the Middle East by the first Westerner permitted to enter sacred sites, with 250 magnificent tinted lithographs.Inquisitive Western minds first glimpsed the mysteries of Egypt and the Middle East in detail through David Roberts' folio-sized Holy Land, issued in 41 parts from 1842 to 1849 and containing 250 full-page hand-colored lithographs produced from his magnificent, on-site drawings. Roberts was the first Westerner to be granted permission to enter whichever sacred mosque or monument he desired. His images of these sacred places established what many people even today envision as the aura of Egypt and the Holy Land. "Roberts' Holy Land has a world-wide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with it" (Ran, 6). Louis Haghe, considered the foremost lithographer of his time, transferred the exquisitely detailed drawings to stone. This is the first quarto edition of 1855-56, containing all 250 lithographic plates contained in the folio edition, including a frontispiece portrait of Roberts, six pictorial title pages, and two engraved maps. Undoubtedly the most famous of these is Plate 240, the great sphinx, still commonly reproduced in poster art. A considerable number of plates are printed in two tints; plates 213 and 240 are printed in three. See Abbey Travel 385, 388; Tooley 401. Light marginal edge-wear to plates 180-82. Occasional foxing affecting versos of plates only, small and faint marginal dampstain along gutter in Volume VI, images quite clean and fine. Light expert restoration to original morocco boards. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Dizionario topografico della Sicilia tradotto dal latino e continuato sino ai nostri giorni per Gioacchino Dimarzo

      Di Pietro Morvillo, Palermo 1855 - Palermo, Salvatore Di Marzo, 1855-56. 2 volumes. 636,(2) + 673,(1),31,(1),XXI pp. Bound in green leather over marbled boards. Spine with floral decorations. Very rare. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        My Bondage and My Freedom

      New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. First Edition. 464 pp + 8 pp of advertisements. Cloth hardcover bumped, rubbed, and worn. Older restoration includes new cloth spine with original cloth glued on. Former library copy with scattered blind embossed seals. Endpapers stained, rest of interior in pretty good condition, binding secure. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.

      [Bookseller: Commonwealth Book Company, Inc.]
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        Leaves of Grass

      1855 - WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York: 1855. Quarto, late-19th-century three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and full morocco pull-off case. $45,000.Extraordinarily scarce and important first edition of the most important volume of American poetry. "In Whitman we have a democrat who set out to imagine the life of the average man in average circumstances changed into something grand and heroic". There has never been a more remarkable poem" (Callow). Whitman personally financed, supervised and even in some sections hand-set the type for the small printing of 795 copies. In a handsome morocco binding by James MacDonald of New York."No one knows for certain how Whitman raised the money to pay for the first Leaves of Grass". Whitman had taken his manuscript to a couple of friends, the brothers James and Thomas Rome, who had a printing shop at the corner of Fulton and Cranberry Streets. Possibly the author had tried a commercial publisher first and had the book rejected. If so, he kept quiet about it. The Romes did print a few books but specialized in the printing of legal documents. Whitman, a proud and skilled printer, moved in on them to oversee the production of Leaves. They allowed him to set type himself whenever he felt like it. Ten pages or so were his own work. He had a routine and a special chair over in the corner". [The] engraved portrait facing the title page [showed] a person who looked as if he might be the printer rather than the author. He was unnamed". Before a reader reached the dozen untitled poems there stood the barrier of the preface, an off-putting obstacle of ten pages of weirdly punctuated prose in close print, set in double columns. The poems themselves were in a more readable type, laid across a wide format to accommodate the strangely long and irregular lines". The inking was spotty and must have given Whitman some qualms, but he had no money to spare for anything better". The centerpiece of his strange book, in the 'rough and ragged thicket of its pages,' was a sustained poem of fifty-two sections called 'Song of Myself'". If Emerson is, in John Dewey's words, the philosopher of democracy,". then Whitman is indisputably its poet". In Whitman we have a democrat who set out to imagine the life of the average man in average circumstances changed into something grand and heroic". He claimed that he had never been given a proper hearing, and spent his whole life trying to publish himself. A hundred years after his death, the strange fate of his book is known. He said often enough that it had been a financial failure, signing it and himself over to posterity, a 'candidate for the future'". There has never been a more remarkable poem" (Callow, From Noon to Starry Night). "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy". In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual" (PMM 340). The most important and influential volume of poetry written in America, Whitman's literary masterpiece, Leaves of Grass is "one of the most magnificent fabrications of modern times". he never surrendered". his vision of himself as one who might go forth among the American people and astonish them"." (DAB). The first edition of Leaves of Grass was a failure with the public, but upon receiving a copy, Emerson responded with his famous letter. "I find it [Leaves of Grass] the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed". I greet you at the beginning of a great career." Only 795 copies of the first edition were printed; this copy was rebound sometime after 1880 by renowned bookbinder James MacDonald, born and trained in Scotland, who became one of the premier bookbinders in the United States, flourishing between 1880-1910. Second state of copyright page, with printed copyright notice (virtually all copies are [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("FGrillparzer"). Sauerbrunn bei Rohitsch, 15. VII. 1855.

      1855. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-schmal-8vo. "In Rohitsch hofft' ich zu gesunden, | Ob ich's erreicht lehrt erst die Zeit, | Doch manches sonst hab' ich gefunden, | Vor allem: Liebenswürdigkeit". - An einer Ecke mit einem kleinen Stückchen Klebstreifen auf einem zeitgenössischen Untersatzblatt befestigt, das den Hinweis trägt: "für das Album des Fräuleins Hermine Lang". - Zusammen mit diesem Hinweis abgedruckt in der Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke (München 1960-65), Bd I, S. 531f., woraus geschlossen werden kann, daß der Dichter diesen Vierzeiler nur einmal geschrieben hat.

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        New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois

      New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1855. Hardcover. An early and detailed pocket map of Illinois. Black decoratively stamped binding with bright gilt imprint has rubbing and black tape on spine. The clean hand-colored map measures 42 1/2" x 28" and is in very good condition with a few fold corner holes. Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, traveled Illinois as a Methodist preacher and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of the state. No copies from this year found on OCLC. ; 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" .

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        Virginia

      New York: J. H. Colton & Co.. Good. 1855. Map. An early brightly hand-colored pocket map of Virginia. Bound in black decoratively blind stamped cloth with gilt imprint. Rubbed corners and a few holes in cloth. Map sheet measures 16" x 16" and has light soil and a two-inch piece missing in the lower right corner. With an index on the verso and insets of Richmond and Norfolk. No bound pocket maps of this issue found in OCLC. ; 5" x 3 1/2" .

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        Fonte Branda a Siena.

      1855. [Siena, c. 1855], veduta su carta, all'acquerello, mm. 470x355 (l'immagine), mm. 590x441 (il foglio). Firmata in basso a destra: "Giovanni Silvestri architetto disegnò". Databile intorno al 1855. Silvestri fu l'architetto della splendida villa neoclassica dei Demidoff a Novoli (Firenze), villa distrutta nel secondo dopoguerra dalla speculazione edilizia, col colpevole assenso delle amministrazioni fiorentine dell'epoca. Ottime condizioni.

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        La Muse Ottomane ou Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Poésie Turque. Traduits pour la première fois en vers francais avec un précis de l'histoire de la poésie chez les Turcs, etc. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée. Paris & Geneva, Cherbuliez, 1855.

      1855. 8vo. XXXVII, 394 pp. (Bound with) II: The same. Étude orientale ou trois odes de Hafiz et une élégie de Saadi poetes persans. Paris & Geneva, Duprat & Cherbuliez, 1852. 32 pp. Contemp. red half calf. I: Early anthology of 44 Ottoman writers. An excellent translation, dedicated to the King of Prussia. Contains a wealth of information for the oriental scholar, especially by virtue of the learned introduction and the copious appendix with biographical notes on all poets here presented. - With the author's three-line autograph inscription to Ferdinand Perrier on the endpaper; Perrier's drystamp on title page. - Bound with the first French edition of these three odes of Hafez, also profusely annotated. - Somewhat browned; occasional insignificant foxing. Saba 826. Nawabi VII, p. 990.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb (four volumes)

      Edward Moxon, 1855. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. four volumes complete, 8vo, later red half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, five raised bands to spine with repeat gilt hearts in threes, compartments tooled gilt, dates in gilt to tails, tile and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments, top edges gilt, boards ruled gilt and with marbled paper covered boards matching the marbled endpapers, portrait frontis to volume one, bookplate of the Quaker educated medieval historian and banker, Thomas Hodgkin of Newcastle Upon Tyne to front pastedowns, some minor age-toning and light soiling of closed page edges o/w an unmarked tightly bound handsomely bound set, 405, 416, 436 & 425pp .

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        I, Almanach des chasseurs et des gourmands, chasse, table, causeries ; II, causeries de chasseurs et de gourmets, diners, receptions, bals, figures originales ; III, revue du comfort

      Au dépot de Librairie Relié sans date Un volume in-12 relié, demi vélin à coins, 3 ouvrages en un vol., 176, 236, 176 pp. et 28 pp., extrait du catalogue de la librairie Garnier in fine ; des rousseurs. Citons la note de l'éditeur : 'L'almanach des chasseurs, composé par Elzéar Blaze, terminé par le pseudonyme secrétaire d'Antonin Carême, a fourni sa carrière : il est épuisé...ce n'était qu'un tout petit livre mais il a plu aux amateurs...' C'est donc le second tirage que Vicaire 16. et Thiébaud 18 datent de 1855. Le premier tirage est de 1851. Tirage augmenté au quel il manque les 3 planches hors-texte. On y trouve des anecdotes de chasse, récits de dîners, comptes-rendus de livres, souvenirs sur Carême, etc., sans oublier le long morceau consacré à Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène. Les textes sont signés : Houdetot, Frédéric Rualem, Adolphe Gaiffe, Toussenel, Eugène Chapus, le général Daumas, Théophile Gautier, etc. Relié avec les causeries de chasseurs et de gourmets, diners, receptions, bals, figures originales et la revue du comfort ce qui doit être fait selon les dires de l'éditeur dans sa note au début de la revue du comfort. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        LOS MILLONES DE LA MESILLA, Y SUS MISTERIOS...[cover title]

      Acapulco, 1855. 29pp. 12mo. Gathered signatured, stitched, as issued. Slight corner wear, cover leaf starting to separate at foot. Small, dark area of staining on front cover, scattered light foxing throughout. About very good. A very rare Mexican imprint, publishing a protest against the "avaricia insaciable" of Santa Anna and other Mexican government officials involved in the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 (known in Mexico as La Venta de la Mesilla), in which the United States acquired what is now the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico. The anonymous author condemns the corruption of the government, and writes, "La palabra millones produce gran efecto de un avaro. ¡¡¡Millones!!! ¿Que importa el numero? Siete o Quince para Santa-Anna era lo mismo...... No se trataba ni de Manga de Clavo, ni del Encero [sic]. Se trataba de la patria." This edition was reprinted from the first published in Morelia, of which only two copies are known. Of the present Acapulco imprint, only one other copy has been located, at the Instituto Mora in Mexico City.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA PENINSULE ARABIQUE, DU SINAI, ET DE L'EGYPTE MOYENNE

      GIDE ET CIE. 1855-1859. In-4 Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures. 355 Pages + 1 carte dépliante. Titre doré sur pièce de titre verte. Relié Dos toilé /papier à la cuve. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petit tampon en page de titre. Histoire, géographie, épigraphe publié sous les auspices de S.E.M Le ministre de l'instruction publiques et des cultes.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Buenos-Ayres').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. F. Sala & Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 31 x 39 Gesamtansicht vom Rio de la Plata aus gesehen; im Vordergrund zahlreiche Segelschiffe und Boote am Hafen. - Selten! Total-view from Buenos-Aires from the Rio de la Plata with ships in the foreground. - Rare.

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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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        The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52 (Four Volumes)

      Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer House of Representatives Ex. Doc. No. 121 published from 1855-56. Complete in four volumes being I, II, III, & VI. Volumes IV and V were never completed, though the supplemental material designated for them was later published by the U. S. Naval Observatory. All four volumes bound in full polished calf with red and black leather spine labels. VOLUME I: 556 pages, indexed, plus 11 plates including the nearly six foot long folding plate of the "Panoramic View from the Summit of Santa Lucia, Santiago." Leather covers are rubbed and scuffed. Contemporary inked name on title page, and elsewhere with some ink offsetting and bleed through to adjacent leaves. Scattered foxing, only minimally affecting edges of a few plates. VOLUME II: 300 pages, plus 36 plates and one folding map. Leather covers are rubbed and scuffed. Older inked name on title page and a few pages inside, has caused offsetting and ink bleed through to other pages including Plate VIII adjacent to page 112, "Indian Antiquities." Scattered light to moderate foxing, only minimally affecting any plates except for XXXVII adjacent to page 213, "Tachymenes Chilensis," a black and white plate. Other plates remain generally clean, and the hand colored bird plates are very nice. VOLUME III: 492 pages, plus one plate. Leather covers are heavily rubbed and portions of the spine cover are missing. Spine labels are present and intact. Top cover is loosened. Mostly light scattered foxing throughout. VOLUME VI: 420 pages. Leather covers are scuffed and heavily worn. Spine cover is mostly detached with some portions missing. Spine labels are chipped on edges, though mostly intact with good lettering. Top hinge (internal) is broke and there is a little separation between front end page and title page. Foxing and offsetting, mostly on first and last leaves, and title page is a little darkened. Due to the weight and size of this set, extra charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . First Edition. Full Leather. Fair/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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

      Decaen, Mexico 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. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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