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        Quadrille des Mittelalters von E. Renz.

      O. O., ca. 1855. - Lithographie. 57 x 80 cm. Sehr dekorative Illustration eines Menuetts zu Pferde, ausgeführt von 8 Kunstreitern. - Ernst Jacob Renz (1815-1892), zunächst bei seinem Vater als Seiltänzer und dann im Wiener "Circus Gymnasticus" bei Christoph de Bach als Kunstreiter ausgebildet, gründete 1842 seine eigene Zirkusgesellschaft. - Linker Rand oben ca. 2 cm beschnitten, sonst tadelloses Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      John Murray, UK 1855 - New Edition 1855. Complete in 6 volumes. Illustrated with full-page portrait. Full tan polished calf with raised bands and richly gilt in compartments. Covers with gilt rule banding to edge. A few light scuffs and slightly lightened spines. Else a near fine, clean and solid set. Contents good. A lovely set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref10938 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Madinah and Meccah

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Three volumes: Vol I, pp xiv, [2], 388, with folding map and three plates (two colored); Vol II, pp iv, 426, with 4 plates (one colored) and 2 plans (one folding); Vol. III, pp x, [2], 448, with 7 plaes (two colored) and a folding plan.. Attractively bound in three-quarter green leather and marbled boards, with marbled edges, gilt spines with five raised bands. Lower corners of volume III bumped, Bookplate of Arthur H[enry] Sanxay Barwell (1834-1913, Prebendary of Fittleworth, Canon of Chichester) on each front pastedown, some foxing to the plates, otherwise very clean and sound. Penzer pp 49-50. Burton's celebrated account of his journey, disguised as a Muslim pilgrim, to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, where entry by non-Muslims was strictly forbidden. This "exploit of linguistic and cultural virtuosity" (DNB) made Burton famous, and the account has become a classic of travel literature.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Quittung mit eigenh. U. ("Elisabeth").

      Wien, 17. XI. 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 Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memorie colonnesi

      Tipografia Salviucci 1855 8vo (cm. 23), 4 cc.nn., 431 pp. con una grande mappa più volte rip. (â??Carta geografica di Tusculo, Palestrina, e luoghi viciniâ??) e 2 tavv. di alberi genealogici (â??Colonnesi di Palestrinaâ?? e â??Colonnesi di Palianoâ??). Legatura â??900 in mz. pergamena con angoli. Fili e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Conservate allâ??interno le brossure ed. Ottimo esemplare in barbe. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Victorian Sketch and Scrap Album

      no date givenc1855 - , 129 pages, partially completed, diverse subject matter and medium (including hand-written musings and verses with some Chinese and Asian script, perforated cards, painted Indian mica, tissue guarded pencil charcoal and water-colour sketches with some gilded, engraved plates, mourning correspondence), on a variety of topics (miniature Lord's Prayer 1x1.5cms, wheel shaped chart of Population of the British Empire 1821, circular pinked tissue with pencil sketches of the burning bush, laminated metallic cards of Scottish scenes, numerous original signatures and autographs), owner's loose inserts (including 16 page 'Infant's Magazine' No. 219 1884, early 20th Century magazine cutout), extremely interesting and varied contents by a skilled hand Original Edition , much wear and rubbing to covers, splitting to joint edges with crude but sturdy repair to lower edge, split hinges, marks to endpapers, slight foxing and marking throughout with some plates removed, good condition , brown morocco with blindstamped and gilt decoration and rules, all edges gilt, yellow satin effect endpapers, colour leaves, , 24 x 20 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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      [New Bedford]: Compiled and published by William C. Taber, Jr., 1855. 81pp., printed on rectos only. Black half calf and blue cloth boards. Spine rubbed and lightly worn; head of spine chipped. Cloth lightly soiled and dampstained. Contemporary advertisement pasted on front pastedown. Titlepage lightly soiled. Minor foxing and soiling to text. Slightly later (1874) manuscript annotations throughout. About very good. A signal book for New Bedford and the surrounding area, with handcolored flags and annotations throughout. Each flag is headed by the name of the agents, with a list of the ships which may be flying that flag off to the right. The work is divided into three sections, "Red, White and Blue," "Red and White," and "Blue and White," denoting the different color schemes of the flags. A contemporary advertisement for John Kehew's Navigation Store in New Bedford is pasted inside the front cover. A nice specimen, annotated by a native of the area. A rare American color plate book with navigational and maritime interest.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ITINERARIO e Informe que presenta al Exmo. Gobierno de la Provincia la Comision encargada de practicar un reconocimiento topográfico sobre la Frontera del Este de esta Provincia, y determinar la direccion y puntos principales para la apertura de un camino a la Esquina-Grande, con el correspondiente presupuesto aproccimativo del gasto que en su construccion demandaria.

      Salta, 1855. - in-8. 147pp. Demi-basane moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Salta, de ce mémoire topographique et économique concernant un projet de route reliant la ville à une région reculée de sa province, "Esquina-Grande". Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Three Hunting Songs

      [printed by G. Barclay for] Chapman & Hall [and] Chester: Pritchard, Roberts & Co., London 1855 - We Are All Of Us Tailors In Turn. A Word Ere We Start. Hard-Riding Dick. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. Engraved title and three plates. Oblong 8vo. [159 x 246 x 5 mm]. 16pp. Original printed boards (spine renewed). Contained in a full red goatskin drop-over box by Bayntun, the covers with a gilt fillet border, smooth spine, lettered upwards in gilt between two raised bands, with a fox head at the head and foot, gilt turn-ins, the inside and edges lined with marbled paper. Occasional minor soiling and a few spots, but a good copy. The box is signed "Bayntun, Binder, Bath, Eng" and would appear to date from c.1920. It is in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        [From the upper cover]: Pläne zum Waffen-Unterricht der K B Infanterie Entw u gezeichnet von Steurer Oberlieutenant

      32 folding lithographed plates. 12mo, orig. green cloth, stamped in blind & gilt. N.p.: n.d. [but probably Munich: ca. 1855-65]. First edition and a very fine and fresh copy. The attractive plates depict soldiers in various standing positions (at attention, loading a gun, preparing to shoot, etc.), proper formations for parades, marching, preparing for attack, defensive positions, etc. Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. This seems to be a rare book with no copy in WorldCat. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 30,5 x 34,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Hyppolita, bewundernswürdigste Erscheinung aus dem Reiche der Damenwelt, 19 Jahre alt, gegen 600 Pfund schwer, wird die Ehre haben, sich heute und die folgenden Tage einem hiesigen geehrten Publikum zu präsentiren. Bei ihrem jugendlichen Alter von 19 Jahren übertrifft namentlich ihr herkulisch schöner Körperbau alle Erwartungen, und zeigt ihre kolossale Gestalt das größte Ebenmaaß, und macht sie, verbunden mit ihrer außergewöhnlichen Naturkraft, zu einer der merkwürdigsten Erscheinungen. (Unterzeichner:) H. Sieber.

      (Frankfurt. ca. 1855). - Plakat auf rosa Papier, mit großem Holzschnitt (51 x 51 cm). Oben auf gelbem Papier angesetzt der Veranstaltungsort (Saal zur Harmonie in der Frankfurter Großen Bockenheimergasse). Blattgr.: 101 x 55 cm. Auf dem großen Holzschnitt posiert Hyppolita in weitem Kleid (leider mit kleiner hinterlegter Fehlstelle am Auge) zwischen zwei Gewichten und einem Blumentisch. - Mit einigen kleinen Hinterlegungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Münster und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Original-Ansichten nach der Natur aufgenommen in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Mit historisch-topographischen Texte.

      Münster / Friedrich Regensberg 1855 - 178 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit allen Stahlstichen! Fleißprämie von Rektor Josephus Frey an den Schüler Josephum Uppenkamp in lateinischer Sprache auf Vorsatzblatt! - Einband an den Kanten teilweise leicht berieben; wenige Seiten minimal stockfleckig; sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar! 2200 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        Appel aux Conservateurs.

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

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Poetical works of Lord Byron. Extra-illustrated edition

      London: J. Murray 1855 - 6 volumes extended to 12 by virtue of the many illustrations so that each of the 6 volumes has 2 parts. 8vo. (22 cm ). The contents are: V. 1. Childe Harold's pilgrimage. Hours of idleness. English bards and Scotch reviewers. The curse of Minerva. Hints from Horace. The Waltz -- V. 2. Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. Hebrew melodies. Domestic pieces. Monody of the death of the Right Hon. R.B. Sheridan. The dream. The lament of Tasso. Ode on Venice. The Morgante Maggiore of Pulci. The prophecy of Dante. Francesca of Rimini. The Blues. The vision of judgment. The Age of Bronze. Occasional pieces, 1807-1824 -- V. 3. The Giaour. The bride of Abydos. The Corsair. Lara. The Siege of Corinth. Parisina. The Prisoner of Chillon. Beppo. Mazeppa. The Island -- V. 4. Manfred. Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. Heaven and earth. Sardanapalus. The Two Foscari --- V. 5. Cain. The Deformed Transformed. Werner, or The Inheritance --- V. 6. Don Juan. Bound by Riviere & Sons in contemporary full tan morocco, 5 raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, gilt-lettered titling, and triple-line borders around the cover margins, with repeated gilt design on the inner leather turn-ins; top-edge gilt. The leather along hinges slightly rubbed with some cracking started. However, hinges are intact and the binding are tight and sturdy. From the library of a prominent, early 1900s Clevelander with his bookplate. Altogether an attractive set in very good condition with many illustrations. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        Four Uncle Toms Cabin Schramberg plates


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        Reise Tagebuch des Missionarswelcher als Dolmetscher die Nordpol Expedition zur auffsuchung Sir John Franklins auf dem Schiff Investigator begleitete In den Jahren 1850 bis 1854


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        Glimpses of the Whalemans Cabin


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        Little Dorrit


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        The Warden


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        BROWN Oliver Nolly Madox 1855 1874 Author and artist son of Ford Madox Brown


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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Madinah and Meccah

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Three volumes: Vol I, pp xiv, [2], 388, with folding map and three plates (two colored); Vol II, pp iv, 426, with 4 plates (one colored) and 2 plans (one folding); Vol. III, pp x, [2], 448, with 7 plaes (two colored) and a folding plan.. Attractively bound in three-quarter green leather and marbled boards, with marbled edges, gilt spines with five raised bands. Lower corners of volume III bumped, Bookplate of Arthur H[enry] Sanxay Barwell (1834-1913, Prebendary of Fittleworth, Canon of Chichester) on each front pastedown, some foxing to the plates, otherwise very clean and sound. Penzer pp 49-50. Burton's celebrated account of his journey, disguised as a Muslim pilgrim, to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, where entry by non-Muslims was strictly forbidden. This "exploit of linguistic and cultural virtuosity" (DNB) made Burton famous, and the account has become a classic of travel literature.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Little Dorrit (20 Parts in 19)

      London (December 1855-June 1857): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. H. K. Browne. First edition in the original parts; 20 parts in 19. Bound in the original blue/green printed wrappers - all wrappers are correct and ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. First issue of the text ("Rigaud" for "Blandois" in part XV). Plates are very good to fine. Wrappers are clean and bright, spine ends with small loss on 4 parts; several spines expertly renewed. Overall, an outstanding set, with everything, including a pedigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a black quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 307-330.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Porträt. Brustfigur mit schulterfreiem Spitzenkleid in Oval, Haare hinten mit Efeu. Kupferstich von Franz Xaver Stöber nach Schrotzberg. Probeabzug vor aller Schrift.

      (Wien, Paterno), ca. 1855. - Format Platte: 495 x 370 mm. Bildgröße: 345 x 290 mm. Blattgröße: 655 x 520 mm. *Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern (auch Sisi, Sissi oder Lisi genannt (1837-1898) war eine Prinzessin des Hauses Wittelsbach und durch ihre Heirat mit Franz Joseph I. ab 1854 Kaiserin von Österreich. - Bekanntes Bildnis von dem Österreichischen Künstler F.X. Stöber (1795-1858), hier ein Exemplar der ersten Probeabzüge vor aller Schrift (wurde danach vom Verlag Paterno mit Beschriftung verlegt). Im Biographischen Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich wird dieses Blatt ausdrücklich als eines der wenigen trefflich gearbeiteten Bildnisse bezeichnet: "Die Zahl der Porträte ist sehr groß, aber nur die kleinste Zahl derselben gibt die Anmuth der Gesichtszüge der erlauchten Fürstin treu wieder. Es wird sich hier nur auf die Anführung der trefflichsten und als solcher anerkannten Porträte beschränkt 8) nach Schrotzberg in Linienmanier gest. von F. Stöber (Wien, Paterno, gr. Fol., 5 fl. av. l. l. 10 fl.) Brustbild". - Vollrandiges und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar aus der Provenienz Wittelsbach. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Autograph letter signed to Giuseppe Verdi in the hand of his leading soprano

      - 4 pp. Large octavo (ca. 220 x 170 mm.). Dated Eaux-Bonnes (Pyrénées Atlantiques, France), September 25, 1855. In Italian (with translation). A lengthy and very interesting letter discussing Frezzolini's proposed engagement at the Paris Opéra as Eleonora (in Il Trovatore) and its terms, alluding to an opera that she does not want to sing, etc. "All other considerations aside, how can one live in Paris on such a pittance? I also believe it necessary that, entering such an enticing theatre as the Opéra, one must do it without pomp and ceremony but discreetly, as is appropriate for an artist who, unfortunately, is not at the beginning of her career. In any case, I know that such are your ideas, and that is the reason why I had begged you, and still beg you, to settle this affair yourself. I would be happy. to combine business with pleasure and appear again in Paris with my part of Eleonora, and I am convinced that, if you really want it, it will per force be done." Slightly worn and browned with some show-through; soiled at upper outer corners; creased at folds. Frezzolini was the leading Verdi soprano in the 1840s. Closely identified with Romantic opera and especially with Verdi, Frezzolini "had bel canto skills but sang in the new manner called for by Verdi's works, uniting smooth legato and dramatic power. Her sensational début, at Florence in 1837, was in the title role of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda; this remained one of her most effective parts, along with Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (in which she caused another sensation, at La Scala in 1840), Bellini's Elvira (I puritani), and Verdi's Giselda, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Leonora (Il trovatore). She also created the title role in Coccia';s Giovanna II, regina di Napoli (1840, Milan). She was compared to Maria Malibran for boldness, intensity and pathos, with an added sweetness of timbre; Fétis wrote of her beauty and nobility on stage. After an early London season (1841) and many Italian engagements, she spent the years between 1847 and 1857 in St Petersburg, Madrid, London and Paris." John Rosselli in Grove Music Online.

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

      Miller, Orton & Mulligan Co. 1855 - 1st ed. Bound in publisher's brown cloth. Hardcover. Fray to head and tail of spine. Marginal stain to prelims. 464 pp. Frederick Douglass's account of his struggle for freedom and his subsequent role in the abolitionist movement. Blockson 9717 ; Brignaro 433; Sabin 20714. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Burg Stolzenfels.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 30 x 36,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        My Bondage and My Freedom Part I Life as a Slave Part II Life as a Freeman

      Miller, Orton & Mulligan Co, 1855-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1st ed. Bound in publisher's brown cloth. Hardcover. Fray to head and tail of spine. Marginal stain to prelims. 464 pp. Frederick Douglass's account of his struggle for freedom and his subsequent role in the abolitionist movement. Blockson 9717 ; Brignaro 433; Sabin 20714.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Brooklyn New York 1855 - First Edition, First State with portrait frontispiece printed on a sheet of heavier paper, second issue copyright page with two lines of information. This copy is authentically SIGNED Walt Whitman on a laid in signature. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with no cocking or leaning with some repair. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Walt Whitman First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Jagdhütte auf dem Tegelberg. Blick auf das ehemalige königliche Jagdhaus, das heutige Tegelberghaus, dahinter der Gipfel. Bezeichnet \"Zur heiteren Erinnerung der Wallfahrt nach der Jagdhütte auf dem Degelberg bei Schloss Hohenschwangau\".

       Aquarell von Georg Friedrich Ziebland, um 1855, 21,5 x 30 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXVI, S. 482. - Ein schönes und detailliertes dokumentarisches Aquarell des Architekten und Oberbaurats Ziebland (1800 - 1873), der schon mit 13 Jahren in die Münchner Akademie eintrat und eine rege Tätigkeit entfaltete. Er übernahm nach dem Tod des Architekten Karl von Fischer mehrere seiner Bauten, schmückte für König Ludwig I. die Villa Malta in Rom aus, errichtete ab 1835 die Bonifatius-Basilika und das Kunstausstellungsgebäude am Königsplatz in München, war ab 1832 zusammen mit Domenico Quaglio an der Wiederherstellung von Schloß Hohenschwangau tätig und vollendete 1839 nach dem Tod Ohlmüllers die Auer Kirche. Die meisten der königlichen Jagdhäuser und -hütten wurden von ihm erbaut. Das Jagdhaus auf dem Tegelberg entstand im Jahr 1835. - Das Aquarell ist rückseitig beschriftet \"Von Oberbaurath und Prof. Friedrich Ziebland, dem Erbauer der hiesigen Basilica erhalten. München, den 4. Oct. 1867. W. Pfistermeister\". - Alt montiert und mit Einfassungslinien, sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Schwaben

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        Plan of Boston comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge

      Boston: "George G. Smith ... Also by Ide and Dutton", 1855. Engraved folding pocket map, period hand-colouring in outline. Inset maps of South Boston and East Boston. Street index along the left margin. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Ide & Dutton advertisement on the front pastedown. A noted mid-19th century map of Boston: among the earliest to show the proposed filling of Back Bay. This decorative map of Boston shows the city divided into wards and fire districts, with the city's streets and wharves named. The map further identifies many of the public buildings, schools and churches located in the city. The most notable feature on this map, however, is its depiction of the proposed filling of Back Bay. "The tide mills had not been successful and, cut off by the Mill Dam and with the flow of water further impeded by the railroad embankments, the Back Bay, into which all the sewers from surrounding areas drained, had become a stinking cesspool. By the early 1850s it was determined that the only solution was to fill the bay, and in 1854 the state and the Boston Water Power Company, the two major owners of the Back Bay flats, made an agreement for filling them. This agreement included the street grid plan shown on the 1855 map. This street grid had been laid out without regard for the railroad tracks, and eventually only the streets east of Dartmouth, which is just west of the point where the tracks crossed, were constructed..." (Mapping Boston, plate 39, page 205). The filling of Back Bay would begin in 1857 and take nearly twenty-five years to complete. This copy an unusual variant, with a large reservoir appearing just below the Mill Dam, with the explanation "Plan of improvement proposed by Hon. David Sears." This reservoir was removed in subsequent issues of the map, suggesting this to be an early state. Mapping of Boston , p. 205.

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        Elizabeth Gaskell, noted biographer of Charlotte Brontë, seeks an opinion from banker Russell Sturgis and the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story and informs that she will " go to Glasgow for the British Association"

      Silverdale, England, August 28, 1855. 4.5" x 7". "Autograph Letter Signed ""E.C. Gaskell,"" 4 full pages, 4.5"" x 7"", front and verso, on two conjoined sheets. Lindeth Tower, Silverdale, near Lancaster [England], August 28, 1855. To Mr. Sturgis, banker Russell Sturgis, a partner at Baring Bros. Fine condition.In full, ""I hope you remember enough to make you not feel surprized at my writing to you to ask you a question which I believe you can answer better than any one else to whom I have ready access, except perhaps Mr. Story whose present address I don't know. My question is best asked in the words of a friend of mine who has asked me to make the enquiry; so I enclose a piece of her note which will explain what we want to know, I need not say that we shall consider your answer as given in confidence, and entrusted to our honour: and I should be very much obliged to you if you would ascertain Mr. Story's opinion on the subject, if you have no knowledge yourself. I would not have troubled you if I could have written to Mr. Story. I hope you have good accounts from Mrs. Shaw, and Anna - We have heard nothing of them since we saw them in Plymouth Grove; and I don’t like this snipping short of a happy pleasant little bit of friendship - if you are so kind as to write will you tell me something about them! We remain here till the 127th of Septr when we go to Glasgow for the British Association. After that date the safest address because the most permanent is Plymouth Grove Massachusetts. With kind compliments to Mrs Sturgis, believe me to remain, dear Sir, Yours very truly, E.C. Gaskell.""Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed ""W.W. Story,"" 4 full pages, 4.5"" x 7"", front & verso, on two conjoined sheets. Rome, April 20, 1871. To Julia Sturgis, wife of Baring Bros. banker Russell Sturgus, recipient of Gaskell's letter here offered in which she mentions Story, poet-sculptor William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story."

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      Washington, 1855. 127pp. plus seven and fifteen tinted or colored lithographic plates. Quarto. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Some light tanning. Very good. An interesting hybrid, being Volume III, section 3 of the quarto series of the Pacific Railroad Survey reports, with fifteen added plates from Emory's boundary survey report and Ives' Colorado report, all of southwestern Indians. The attractive lithographic plates, many of them handsomely colored, are after drawings by Möllhausen and Schott. The plates depict members of various Indian tribes of the territories explored, their dwellings, handcrafts, etc. The Emory plates are the most striking and interesting ones to appear in that book, and include all of the Emory Indian plates. An unusual package. HOWES P3 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 263:3 (ref). FIELD 1647.

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        Gesamtans. der Insel aus der Vogelschau, umgeben von 13 kleinen Teilans.

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Payne n. Eltzner b. Payne, um 1855, 20,5 x 34,5 Die Randansichten zeigen: Obelisk vor Schloß Putbus, Friedr. Wilhelm Bad, Schloß Putbus, Sargard, Schloß Spyker, Vorgebirge Arkona, Schweizerhaus auf Stubbenkammer, Groß- und Klein Stubenkammer, Jagdschloß Granitz, Gesamtansicht von Bergen, Pavillion in Putbus, Theater in Putbus, Leuchtturm zu Arcona.

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        Map Showing the Steam Communications and Overland Routes between England, India, China & Australia

      London: W.H. Allen & Co., [c. 1855]. Map dimensions 69 x 126.5 cm, overall 72 x 131 cm. Folding map with original outline colour demarcating coastlines, border and the lines of communication between Britain, South Africa and the British colonies in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, twin inset maps illustrating, firstly, the routes between the Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Persian Gulf and, secondly, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, dissected into 30 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original green cloth boards, gilt lettered to the upper cover, publisher's advertisements to the inner cover and the folded end section. Chips to the corners of two panels, slight creasing elsewhere, a little surface soiling, small nick to the cloth spine, a decent example overall. Ownership inscription of Seymour A. Slane to one of the folded end sections, underneath which in the same hand the name of a company - the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. - and on another panel of the verso a further pencilled inscription by him dated 1869. There are numerous annotations across the map, in pencil marking out additional shipping routes and in red ink telegraph lines (those already built and those prospective), with his manuscript additions to the explanatory key. The Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. was founded in 1864 and was contracted to manufacture and lay the cable for the first transatlantic telegraph line. Though unsuccessful in 1865, they succeeded a year later with the cable laid by the S.S. Great Eastern. The company went on to lay numerous other telegraph lines between Britain and the rest of the world in the succeeding decades, often in collaboration with local sister companies. These included the first line between Bombay, Aden and Suez in 1869 and 1870, the prospective construction of which is shown here, along with that of the Australia and New Zealand (completed 1876). A unique copy of an uncommon map, with just the British Library copy on Copac and two copies in Australia on Worldcat.

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        Falconry in the British Isles.

      London: John van Voorst 1855 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (29 x 19 cm.)[i]+147. Original blind-stamped green cloth, upper cover with gilt title and vignette of a swooping falcon and title in gilt to spine. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities and fading to brown, contents with occasional spotting but overall a very nice clean copy. 24 full page hand-coloured lithographed plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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      London: Macmillan & Co, 1855. First edition. Very Good. First issue with sixteen pages of ads dated February 1855 at the end of volume three. Three octavo volumes bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles. Books generally in Very Good condition. Minor wear at the spine ends and along the outer joints, end papers starting. Pages generally clean and bright. Housed in a custom slipcase. Very Good.

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Litttle Children

      London, Friedrich Volckmar, Leipsic (sic) & the Agency of the German Literary Society, pre 1855.. FOURTH ENGLISH EDITION after the 14th German edition pre 1855, small 4to, 245 x 200 mm, 9½ x 7¾ inches, original buff (or cream?) card covers, decorative border to covers, vignette on lower cover, lettered only on upper cover. Pages mounted on linen by an early owner, 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations following the original edition (Peter's hair hangs down over his face). Expertly rebacked at some time in matching paper, new free endpapers, corners worn, covers rubbed and slightly soiled, lower cover with diagonal crease and crack to surface paper, edges of covers worn with chipping to surface paper (maximum 10 mm, ½"). Margins darkened, well thumbed and slightly foxed, occasional very slight soiling, occasional very slight smudging of colour, possibly a little water-colour added to last 2 pages. Acceptable copy of scarce early edition. After about 1859 the illustrations show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, none of it over his face, as found in the English reprints of today. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Little Dorrit (20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans, London (December 1855-June 1857) - First edition in the original parts; 20 parts in 19. Bound in the original blue/green printed wrappers - all wrappers are correct and ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. First issue of the text ("Rigaud" for "Blandois" in part XV). Plates are very good to fine. Wrappers are clean and bright, spine ends with small loss on 4 parts; several spines expertly renewed. Overall, an outstanding set, with everything, including a pedigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a black quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 307-330. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The tour of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa.

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1855, - in-16, pp. XL, 320; (2), 46 (di cat. edit.); leg. edit. t. tela decorata al piatto super. e al dorso (con qualche piccolo difetto). Con 24 disegni e vignette silogr. n.t., anche a piena pagina, e 2 carte ripieg. f.t., di cui una litografata a colori: ''Map of the Mer de Glace de Chamouni and the adjoining district''. Edizione abbreviata delle precedenti opere: ''Travels through the Alps of Savoye'' (1843) e ''Norway and its glaciers visited in 1851'' (1853). Bell'esempl. Perret 1709: «Cet excellent ouvrage qui livre l'essentiel des récits alpins du savant est peu courant et recherché». Meckly 73, note. ACL 117. Durio n. 657. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        LITTLE DORRIT [THE WALTER CHRYSLER COPY, in the Original parts]

      London: December 1855-June 1857: Bradbury & Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. Octavo. in the original 20 parts, in 19. Octavo, [i-v]vi-vii[viii-ix] x- xii[xiii]xiv, [1]2-625 [626]. First issue of the text; with ALL wrappers correct and having ALL the ads called for by Hatton and Cleaver. Walter Chrysler's copy with his leather bookplate on slipcase. This very handsome set shows well; several spines are expertly renewed. Part XV has first issue of the text. The plates are very good to fine; small loss at spine ends of several parts; neat owner name on front wrap of part XVIII. Overall, a superb set, complete in every respect and with an excellent provenance (Walter Chrysler). Housed in a custom terra-cotta quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise, with Walter Chrysler's oval leather bookplate fixed to inside of chemise; Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 307-330.

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        Miscelánea literaria

      Imprenta y Librería del Mercurio., Valparaiso, Chile 1855 - Autor: (Chile, 1817-1888) 349 págs. 13.8 x 9.5 cm. Castellano Holandesa, fatigada, con raspones, faltante en el lomo. Ligeras marcas de lectura con lápiz. Fila del autor debajo de su retrato y dedicatoria manuscrita. Chile- Cuentos - Costumbrismo - Historia - Literatura - Autógrafos - Muy raro. 174 gramos Exterior: regular - Interior: aceptable [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pretty Pleasing Picture Book; Illustrated With several Hundred Pictures and Verses; the engravings by Artists of Celebrity, Including Gilbert, Franklin, Williams, &c. &c

      Dean and Son, London 1855 - 4to. Second Series. [33] leaves. Hand colored wood engravings. Cloth backed pictorial boards, good copy. (76299). OCLC locates 3 copies: Princeton University, University of Manchester, National Art Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme, et des applications de ces sciences à la chimie, à la physiologie et aux arts

      1855 - 3 volumes in-8 de I. XVI, 456 Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1855-1856, , 3 volumes in-8 de I. XVI, 456 pages et 3 planches ; de II. (4), 475 et (1) pages ; et de III. (4), 412 pages et 14 planches, exemplaire broché, Première édition de ce résumé des cours donnés par Antoine-César au Muséum et par son fils Edmond au Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. "Nous exposons avec de grands développements, chacun dans notre spécialité, toutes les applications de l'électricité et du magnétisme à la chimie, aux sciences physiques; aux arts et à l'industrie, en les refermant pour ainsi dire dans un même cadre, à raison de nos relations fréquentes et de la conformité de nos vues sur cette partie de nos connaissances". Entre 1834 et 1840, Antoine-César avait fait paraitre, en 7 volumes, un " Traité expérimental de l'électricité et du magnétisme", dont la présente publication, qui se nourrit des découvertes les plus récentes sur l'utilisation de l'énergie électrique, est tout à fait distinctes. Malgré les trois planches finales du premier volumes dé-reliées, bel exemplaire dans son brochage d'origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Railroad Survey

      Washington; 1855-1861: Government Printing Office. First Edition. Hard Cover. Quarto, 12 volumes in 13, uniform bindings of contemporary 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards; marbled end papers and marbled edges. A COMPLETE COPY, having all the maps, charts, color and black and white illustrations, which are called for by Wagner-Camp. All plates and maps are very good to fine. These surveys were the government's first attempt to examine the vast compendium of vital information which detail the topographical, botanical, zoological, and the natural history aspects of a largely unknown West. This monumental work contains over 650 striking color (some hand-colored) and black and white illustrations, charts and maps. An excellent set, internally clean, in very good contemporary bindings, volume 12-1 expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down; Muhlenberg Library stamp on some page edges, a few erased, neat owner name on FEP's; pockets unobtrusively removed from rear end papers, volume VIII with small hole in rear end paper; some plates from another copy, more in volume XII-I; all volumes are the Senate issue, except for XII-I, which is the House issue. Most title pages with location numbers in lower right. Altogether, a handsome set, with all plates very good to fine, and quite scarce as such. Armorial bookplate. Passenger railroad service first appeared in the United States in the 1830's. Plans to build a transcontinental railroad quickly emerged, but controversy delayed movement for about 20 years. Then in 1853, Congress authorized Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War to begin "explorations and ascertain the most practical and economic route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean." Four routes were then designated, one along the 47th parallel (along the Missouri River and over the northern Rockies), a second along the 38th parallel (through middle America to the Salt Lake Basin, then West, a third route along the 35th parallel (crossing Texas, New Mexico and Arizona into southern California), and a fourth along the 32nd parallel (across central Texas, along the Gila River to Fort Yuma and San Diego. Another survey was ordered linking southern California and the Pacific Northwest. A more than adequate budget was provided for a fairly tight schedule; these explorations were conducted in 1853-54. The expedition parties were staffed with the nations most competent artists, cartographers, botanists, geologists, naturalists and other specialists and the very best equipment was purchased. The first of the above quarto volumes appeared in 1855 and the final volume in 1861. "Despite their flaws, these volumes contain a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological.......Upon first examination, the volumes seem forbiddingly disorganized; reports clearly were printed as they were received.....However, these faults are amply compensated by the richness of the material within." Wagner-Camp 261.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      London: George Virtue, [1855]. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. William H. Bartlett. With 88 [including title page and vignette and map] steel engravings within a marbled calf leather binding with gilt tooling this is a beautifully presented book. The accomplished engravings are varied, including scenery, buildings, people and activities as well as a map. Whilst Miss Pardoe's text may be somewhat dry by today's standards, Bartlett's [RA, 1809-1854] engravings stand the test of time and are wonderful. First published in 1838, this edition from [1855] has an appendix written to take account of scenary that had "gained notoriety in connection with" the ongoing Crimean War. There are an additional 8 steel engravings by Bartlett, the last ones he completed prior to his death in 1854. The high quality engravings take in a fountain at Galata, a cooling room in a Hammam, a public Khan and best of all a coffee kiosque! Small original bookbinder's stamp on ffep [R.R. Bellamy, Burton on Trent]. 172pp. 28x22 cm. Corners worn, edges rubbed and some scuffing to backstrip. Occasional brown spotting throughout.

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