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        The Warden


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

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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]

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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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        Illustriertes Manuskript zur Landung der unter dem Kommando des US-amerikanischen Commodore Matthew Perry stehenden Flotte 1853.


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        De l'influence des idées philosophiques sur le barreau au dix-huitième siècle

      E. Thunot & Cie 1855 - - E. Thunot & Cie, Paris 1855, 14x22,5cm, relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Binding to the bronze bradel half calf, smooth back, covers preserved, elegant binding pastiche signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare autograph signed by the author at the top of the first cover food "for my friend Gregory, fond memories ." Two pale foxing heads of the first and last pages of this brochure, small foxing. Some passages and the name of the author on the first dish underlined pencils of red and blue colors. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Grammatici Latini (8 vols./ 8 Bände) - Vol. I: Flavii Sosipatri Charisii Libri V/ Diomedis Libri III/ Vol. II: Prisciani: Instituionum Grammaticarum Libri XVIII: Libros I - XII continens/ Vol. III: Prisciani: Instituionum Grammaticarum Libri XVIII: Libros XIII - XVIII continens/ Vol. IV: Probi Donati Servii De Arte Grammatica Libri/ Vol. V: Artium Scriptores Minores/ Vol. VI: Scriptores Artis Metricae/ Vol. VII/ 2: Scriptores de Orthographia/ Supplementum: Anecdota Helvetica.

      Teubner; 1855 - 1923. gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Storia di Milano riveduta e annotata dal prof. Egidio De Magri [dal prof. Angelo Butti e da Luigi Ferrario]. Colombo, 1855-57., Milano, - 3 volumi in-8° (cm. 21,5), legature coeve in m. pelle verde con titolo e fregi in oro e a secco ai dorsi (conservati i piatti della brossura editoriale), tagli marmorizzati; pp. [4] LXXII 780, 768, 719 [1] in buono stato, con 1 tavola di ritratto in antiporta f.t. e 10 tavole illustrative sempre f.t. disegnate da Barbieri e incise in rame da Santamaria, oltre ai frontespizi incisi da Guzzi n.t.; lievi fioriture sparse, leggera brunitura uniforme.Bella edizione ottocentesca eseguita sull'editio princeps del 1503.Cfr. Predari 136; Hoepli,650; Brunet II, 273. Buon esemplare.

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        A Township Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys, official information and personal reconnaissance, showing the streams, roads, towns, post offices, county seats, works of internal improvement, &c., &c

      Fairfield, Iowa and Philadelphia: Henn, Williams & Co. and R. Barnes, 1855. Folding pocket map lithographed by Friend & Aub of Philadelphia, full original period hand colouring. Folds into original blue cloth covers, blocked in blind, the upper cover with publisher and title in gilt. A fine copy of this attractive map of Iowa from the early years of its settlement, this second edition shows the rapid development within the state and is the first edition to include Sioux City and many proposed railroad routes. This large and colourful map of Iowa shows the state divided into numerous counties, all within nine land districts, with the sites of the land offices identified in each. Issued to promote settlement in the state, the map includes an advertisement in the upper left corner for Henn, Williams and Co.: "dealers in land, land warrants & exchange ... special attention given to Location of Land, the sale and loan of Warrants and to the collecting & remitting of sight and time bills. Investments made in any part of Iowa." Besides locating numerous towns and river systems, the state's burgeoning railroad system is shown, with many proposed routes depicted across the state by means of dotted lines. This is the second edition of the map, after the first of 1854, but apparently printed from a new plate to incorporate the rapid growth. A third edition followed in 1856. Phillips A List of Maps of America, p. 337; Rumsey 1739; Graff 1857; Streeter sale 3898.

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        Gesamtans., "Coblenz und Ehrenbreitstein".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Buhl n. P. Becker, um 1855, 24,3 x 38,8 Seltene und stimmungsvolle Darstellung, verlegt bei May & Wirsing in Frankfurt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        URACH. "Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom "K. Seminar".

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei J. Bartels in Urach, um 1855, 39 x 49 cm. Schefold 10364; Henning-Maier S. 155, Abb. Nr. 53. - Variante mit Tonplatte. Mit Lichtrand vom Passepartoutausschnitt; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed "Julio" in Spanish

      1855. unbound. Colombian President of the Confederation of Granada (now the Republics of Colombia and Panama) in 1861, who was also a distinguished General, writer, poet, scholar, and lawyer. On November 13, 1862 Arboleda was assassinated at the age of 45. 1 page, 6.75 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1855. Written in Spanish and untranslated, thanking a friend for sending him a book and sending well wishes. Below this letter is an inscription (from the 1850s or 60s) in Spanish, stating: "This is the autograph of the grand poet Latin-American Julio Arboleda...certified authentic." Usual folds; very good condition. Though we have been unable to identify the authenticator's name, we were able to match Arboleda's handwriting from examples in several archives to our letter, and we are certain that our letter is authentic.

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        Petit Courrier des Dames. Modes de Paris, Litterature, Beaux-Arts, Théatres. Tome LXIII (Juillet- Decembre) - LXVI (Janvier -Juin )

      Paris 1854-1855 - Zweite Hälfte des Jahrgangs LXIII u. erste Hälfte des Jahrgangs LXIV (vom 1. Juli 1854 bis 30. Juni 1855) in einem Einband, mit Modeberichten, Fortsetzungsromanen u Novellen, Nekrologen, Anekdoten, Theaterprogramme u. Liste der Theaterpremieren, mit Gravüren der Modes de Paris; LWd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, unpaginiert, 62 Lithographien (von urprünglichen 64), davon 2 unkolorierten zusammengefalteten Tafeln u. 60 kolorierten (Nrn. 2777-2799, 2801-2806, 2808-2838), 21 x 28 cm; fehlen Tafeln 2800 u. 2807 und ganze Nummer aus dem 31. 12. 1854, Deckel leicht abgeschürft, ursprüngliches Bibliotheksexemplar mit Spuren von Signaturen auf Vorderdeckel u. Stempel auf der Titelseite jeder Nummer, innen leicht gewellt, einige Seiten unten teilweise vom Einband gelöst, Papier ganz leicht stockfleckig, sonst altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eggers-Twiete vom Pinnebergerweg in Hamburg-Altona. Bleistiftzeichnung.

       Signiert, datiert \"Septemb. 1855\" und bezeichnet \"Altona\" und \"Eggers=Twiete vom Pinebergerweg\". Auf glattem Velin. 19 x 29,5 cm, blattgroß. Mit kräftigen Bleistiftstrichen charakterisierte Landschaft. Der von hohen und dichten Hecken gesäumte Weg ist sonnenbeschienen. Licht und Schatten sind in den Büschen und Bäumen voll durchgearbeitet. Der geschwungene Weg verliert sich im Mittelgrund. - Der Hamburger Künstler Berend Goos war als Landschafts- und Genremaler tätig. Erst ab 1855 widmete er sich der Malerei: er wurde von Hermann Kauffmann unterwiesen und ging auf dessen Anraten zu J.W. Schirmer nach Karlsruhe. Studienreisen führten Goos nach Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen, in den Harz und in den Schwarzwald. - Durchgehend schwach gebräunt und unbedeutend fleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR 19. Jahrhundert, Hamburg, Altona, Bleistiftzeichnung, Originalhandzeichnung,

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        Mr Charles Rousselle du Nord.

      O. O., ca. 1855.. Lithographie. Blattgr.: 50 x 68 cm. Charles Rousselle, wie sein gleichnamiger Vater oft als "Hercule du Nord" bezeichnet, zeigt hier eine ungewöhnliche Nummer: Ein mit 16000 Pfund beschwerter Wagen, für den es sechs Pferde gebraucht hat, um ihn zum Veranstaltungsort zu bringen (gezeigt auf dem oberen Bildviertel), werden von ihm mit reiner Muskelkraft fortbewegt. Der spitzbärtige Athlet hat um die Schultern ein Geschirr und ist so mittels einer schweren Kette mit dem Wagen verbunden. - Oben handschriftl. betitelt "Mainzer Messe 10. August 1857".

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      New York, 1855. Some pale mat burn, minor pale spotting or discoloration, one small marginal tear. Very good. A complete set of the four prints comprising the "American Country Life" series from Currier & Ives, depicting rural America in each of the four seasons. The artist for the series was Frances F. "Fanny" Palmer, one of Currier & Ives most prolific collaborators. "There is no more interesting and appealing character among the group of artists who worked for Currier & Ives than Fanny Palmer. In an age when women, well-bred women in particular, did not generally work for a living Fanny Palmer for years did exacting, full-time work in order to support a large and dependent family....Her work...had great charm, homeliness, and a conscientious attention to detail" - Peters. Rarely encountered as a complete set. PETERS, CURRIER & IVES 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 134, 135, 136, 137.

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        Mexico y sus Alrededores.

      Mexico, Decaen, 1855 und 1856. Coleccion de Monumentos, Trajes y Paisajes, dibujados al natural y litografiados por los artistas Mexicanos. C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda. y G. Rodriguez, Bajo la direccion De J. Decaen. Mit Texten unterschiedlicher Autoren und 31 ganzseitigen, kolorierten, lithographischen Tafeln, davon 4 mit 2 halbseitigen Ansichten, alle durch Seidenpapierhemdchen geschützt. 45,5/34 cm. 1 Blatt, 32 S. (Vortitel, Titel und Text) + 31 Tafeln mit Lithographien. Leinen der Zeit mit goldener Deckelprägung. Gelbes Vorsatz. Rücken an den Gelenken gering beschädigt, Deckel z.T. gering verfärbt. Innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, auch die Tafeln. Vorderes fl Vorsatz mit einer eigenhändigen zeitgenössischen Widmung an eine B. Fischer mit unleserlicher Unterschrift (Parada de Sitman?). Erste Ausgabe. * Prächtigstes Ansichtenwerk aus Mexiko im 19. Jahrhundert mit herrlichen Ansichten. Die Angaben zu den Tafeln schwanken. Da das Werk in Lieferungen erschien und über einen Zeitraum von 2 Jahren gibt es die Ausgaben wohl mit unterschiedlicher Tafelzahl. 1864 erschien eine erweiterte Auflage bei der z.T. auch Tafeln verändert wurden. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Ansichtenwerke, Mexico, 19. Jahrhundert

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, At Washington.

      Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart. Good. 1855. Hardcover. Complete set of three volumes in this third octavo edition, housed in a brown slipcase. Original brown blind stamped morocco, with five bands and worn gilt on spine. Spines have been rebacked and edges and corners have darker repairs. Rubbed and bumped spine ends and corners. Spines have a red tinge to them, with some light soil on leather. Bindings tight. All edges gilt with some scuffs. Bookseller's description on front pastedown of volume I, brief inked note on front pastedown of volume III. Moderate soil on endpapers and some pages, including title pages. Margin dampstains afffect some pages in all three volumes, with old mold spots on the endpapers and the margins of the last 30 pages of volume I and the endpapers of volume III. The majority of the plates, chromo-lithographs with some hand painting and original tissue guards, are in very good condition. All plates present as called for. The plates are from the paintings of Charles Bird King made for the War Department, with lithography by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. An 1865 fire at a Smithsonian gallery destroyed most of the original paintings, making McKenney's work the primary preserved record of the lost paintings. With the History, Thomas McKenney sought to document what he realized were fast vanishing tribes and their cultures. He was the head of the US Indian Trade program and later the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, publishing these volumes after he had been removed from his position by Andrew Jackson. For the biographies included in the volumes McKenney had interviewed many of the subjects brought to Washington as delegates, with sketches of Red Jacket, Sequoyah, and Osceola and more. Attorney and judge James Hall wrote the general history. The octavo editions were reduced from the first folio edition, with the addition of biographies. Iv, 333; xvii, 9-290; iv, 17-392. Howes M 129. Sabin 43411. ; Color Illustrations; 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" .

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        Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in

      New York, 1855-1865. Small oblong 4to. 148 leaves, almost all with manuscript entries on both sides, usually more than one per page, interleaved with blotting paper, as issued. The receipts, representing hundreds of transactions are signed by nearly as many New York merchants, acknowledging payment for a variety of goods, primarily cotton, liquor, spices, flour, rice, lard, and other goods, occasionally for individual items (e.g.,"piano forte and stool"), rent, shipping costs (among the ships mentioned in the receipts: Young America, The Flying Dutchman, Andrew Jackson, Golden Eagle, and Golden Fleece), or other business transactions. Beginning in 1860, the trade turns primarily to cotton and primarily with dealers in Mobile, Alabama, and San Francisco, but occasionally in New Orleans, Boston, or Providence. Burgess (1817-1896), a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, arrived in New York as a merchant around 1850, working there until he moved to San Francisco in 1880, working as a cotton and mining broker until he died there in 1896. Very good. Original reverse-calf ledger binding (spine ends worn), leather spine label. (#5209)

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        Men and Women

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1855. First edition. Fine. Carter's binding variant "B" with Chapman and Hall in gilt at the base of the spine and other variations in stamping. Two octavo volumes: iv, 260; iv, 241, [iii]; complete. A beautiful, Fine set in the publisher's original blind-stamped green cloth with bright gilt on the spines. Top edge of page blocks a trifle dusty and spines slightly faded, but otherwise fresh and unread. Clan Barclay armorial stamp on the front end paper of each volume and a contemporary owner's name on the title page of volume one. Despite a lackluster reception, this title became one of the author's best known works and a lasting contribution to Victorian poetry. Rare to find in the original cloth and in such Fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Fine.

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        Felix on the Bat

      Baily Brothers, London 1855 - Third edition. 7 hand-colored lithographed plates, illustrations in text; x, 74 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. " . the first [cricket manual] to give practical and illustrated advice" (ODNB) Wansostrocht (1804-1876) was a schoolmaster and cricketer, who played under the pseudonym of Nicholas Felix. One of the greatest players of the mid nineteenth century, he also introduced several important padding and safety devices and invented the Catapulta, the first automated pitching machine.The drawings are variously ascribed to Wanostrocht or a young George Frederick Watts. In either case, Wanostrocht is likely the model, his left-hand bat transformed to a right-hand bat by the lithographer's stone.A classic, and rare in any edition. Padwick 397; OCLC (5 copies) Green blind-stamped cloth, front cover with gilt-stamped title and cricket vignette (with loss to gilt), a.e.g., rebacked in green morocco, contemporary owner's signature to flyleaf, light wear to fore-edge of a few gatherings 7 hand-colored lithographed plates, illustrations in text; x, 74 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo

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        Further Correspondence on the subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation, February & August 1855 and March & August 1857 [four parts in three].

      London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1855& 1857. Four papers in three volumes, foolscap folio, uniformly bound in half brown calf and cloth sides, spine title labels; ink stamp of the Law Society of the United Kingdom on the title page and final blank page of the second volume. The PAPERS are thus: [1] In continuation of Papers presented May 1854. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty February 1855 (xii, 222pp). [2] In continuation of Papers presented February 1855. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty August 1855 (viii, 164pp). [3] In continuation of Papers presented 2 June 1856. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 21 March 1857 (viii, 208pp). [4] In continuation of Papers presented 21 March 1857. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 25 August 1857 (vi, 100pp). BUT NOTE that the binder has misplaced all but the preliminaries of the August 1855 paper - [2] above - in the third volume of this set, where they follow the August 1857 paper. The preliminaries are placed at the end of the first volume. The paper is a little yellowed and some creasing of corners on a few leaves; the first and last leaves of paper [4] have been professionally repaired. The bindings are a trifle rubbed at the extremities, but in nice bright condition. A very good set, albeit with the misplacement of the second paper. *** The material overwhelming concerns VDL/Tasmania and Western Australia, but with some relating to NSW, Victoria and South Australia. From each paper: [1] VDL pp1-87, WA pp97-222; [2] Tasmania pp1-67, WA pp87-167; [3] WA pp1-144, Tasmania pp145-83; [4] WA pp1-86, Tasmania pp87-92. .

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        Géographie botanique raisonnée ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois, concernant la distribution géographie des plantes de l'époque actuelle

      1855 - 2 vol. de XXXII, 606 ; Paris, Victor Masson, 1855, in-8, 2 vol. de XXXII, 606 ; [607]-1365, (1) pp. et deux cartes dépliantes, demi veau rouge de l'époque, couvertures conservées, Première édition, avec un envoi de l'auteur à un M. Tulaine, membre de l'Académie des Sciences. "Candolle's most outstanding work is his 'Géographie botanique raisonnée' (1855), which is still the key work of phytogeography. He ushered in new methods of investigation and analysed with exactitude the causes of the distribution of plant life over the surface of the globe." (DSB) Extrémités frottées, dos légèrement passés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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