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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.


      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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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,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Jürgen Fetzer]
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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" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Buffalo Business Directory, With Alphabetical and Classified Index

      1855. BUFFALO. Buffalo Business Directory, With Alphabetical and Classified Index. Containing, Also, Advertisements of the Principal Business Houses in Rochester, Chicago, etc. [5], 230, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated. 8vo., 223 x 150 mm, bound in publisher's elaborately blind and gilt stamped green cloth. [Buffalo]: Hunter & Ostrander, Democracy Printing Association, 1855. |~||~||~||~| An exceptionally well preserved copy of this scarce directory for Buffalo on the eve of the Civil War. The variety of advertisements, many of which are illustrated, testify to the immense vitality of Buffalo in the middle of the nineteenth century even before the advent of the industry which developed as a result of the exploitation of Niagara Falls. This was the first business directory for Buffalo. Apart from minor damage to the binding, this is an exceptionally fine copy of this rare directory.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1855-56. First Edition. Hardcover. A complete three-volume set of one of the best Middle East travel accounts of all time. Housed in a later brown cloth and half-leather custom clamshell. Bright blue original boards with black decorative imprint and gilt on spine. Sunning on spines. The spines have been rebacked with more recent endpapers and rehinging, and the board edges have been expertly repaired, still with bumped edges. There is some chipping of pages, with three pages missing margin pieces of about an inch. Pages are generally clean with light soil spots on just a few and light dampstaining on margin edge of frontispieces. Toning on endpapers and pages edges. There is a blue postmarked stamp from Hejaz, the kingdom Burton traveled through, with the penciled year of 1920 next to it on the title page of Volume I. Pages xiv, errata page, 388, [1]-24 adverts; iv, 426; x, [1] plate list, 448. With five bright chromo-lithographs (one a frontispiece of Burton dressed as a pilgrim) , eight tinted plates, two black and white full-page engravings, and three folding plans or maps. In 1853 Englishman Richard Francis Burton disguised himself as a Muslim pilgrim to observe an Arabia virtually inaccessible to westerners at the time. He travelled to Medina and the forbidden holy city of Mecca, ascertaining for westerners that the prophet Mohammed's tomb was in Medina, not Mecca, and meticulously describing every aspect of the cultures he encountered. His account was deemed quite accurate by later adventurers and observers in the region, including T. E. Lawrence. An amazing narrative, in a scarce set. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        Histoire naturelle de Lacépède comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares,les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle édition prédédée de l'éloge de Lacépède par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest.

      Furne & Cie., Paris 1855 - 2 vol. Paris, Furne & Cie., 1855. 26,2x17 cm. 2 Bl., XII, 668 S.; 2 Bl., 647 S. Mit 34 (von 36) kolor. Tafeln nach Edouard Travies. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. (Rückenkanten leicht berieben. Nur sehr wenige Seiten schwach fleckig). Sprache: Französisch Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Goethe's sämmtliche Werke in vierzig Bänden. Vollständige, neugeordnete Ausgabe. 40 Bände in 20 Bänden.

      Cotta 1855-1858, Stuttgart u. Augsburg - Kl.-8vo. Rotes Hldr. d. Zeit m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Marmorschnitt. Einband etw. berieben u. fleckig. Stellenweise stockfleckig, die letzten 3 Bände m. durchgehendem Wasserschaden, der letzte stärker betroffen. - Ausgabe in einem dekorativen Halbledereinband der Jahrhundertmitte. gr.

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        Circus Koßmayer auf dem Schießplatz. Große Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferde - Dressur.

      Würzburg, Balt. Link, ca. 1855.Plakat mit Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 47 x 37 cm. Frühes Plakat des wenig bekannten Unternehmens, das wohl nur in den 1850er bis 1870er Jahren aktiv. Als Artisten sind allerdings Familienmitglieder bis heute aktiv. - Das abwechslungsreiche Programm zeigt u. a. "Die vier Chinesen zu Pferd, von den Herren Dorskars, Hammerschmidt, Odetz und Polatschek ausgeführt"; "Die kleine Marie Koßmayer in ihren Uebungen zu Pferd"; "Großartiges Ballonspringen zu Pferde vom kleinen Joseph Koßmayer"; "Kristall - Pyramiden von Monsieur Charle". Bücher de

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        Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1855 - Octavo, two volumes, 24 pp. advertisements in the second volume not noted by Ferguson; inner hinges split and tender, but still holding, nonetheless a very good copy in the original green cloth. First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively account of colonial and goldfields life noted for its vivid immediacy. Howitt attempts a thorough critique of colonial society, informed by his own radical liberalism. Writing before Eureka, his candid and reasoned criticism of the land laws and the administration of the goldfields gave articulate expression to the concerns and aspirations of the emigrant diggers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monumenta sacra inedita. Nova collectio, volumen primum [-sextum, nonum, planned but never published].

      Lipsiae: J.C. Hindrichs Small folio (30.5 cm; 12"). 7 vols., plates, facsimiles.. 1855–70 Tischendorf's major compilation of Biblical palimpsest fragments, including the "Codex Tischendorfianus," "Codex Guelpherbytanus," and many others. The full contents of the series are: Vol. 1, Fragmenta sacra palimpsesta, sive Fragmenta cum Novi tum Veteris Testamenti ex quinque codicibus graecis palimpsestis antiquissimis nuperrime in Oriente repertis. Addita sunt fragmenta Psalmorum papyracea, fragmenta evangelistariorum palimpsesta, item fragmentum codicis Friderico-Augustani, 1855; vol. 2, Fragmenta Evangelii Lucae et libri Genesis ex tribus codicibus graecis quinti, sexti, octavi saeculi ... Addita sunt et Novi et Veteris Testamenti fragmenta similia nuperrime ... inventa,1857; vol. 3, Fragmenta Origenianae Octateuchi editionis cum fragmentis Evangellorum graecis palimpsestis, 1860; vol. 4, Psalterium turicense purpureum septimi fere saeculi, addito Danihelis libro ex codice Prophetarum Marchaliano nunc vaticano sexti vel septimi saeculi, 1869; vol. 5, Epistulae Pauli et catholicae fere integrae. Ex libro Porphyrii episcopi palimpsesto saeculi octavi vel noni nuper ex Oriente allato, 1865; vol. 6, Apocalypsis et Actus apostolorum cum quarti Maccabaeorum libri fragmento item quattuor Evangeliorum reliquiae. Ex duobus codicibus palimpsestis octavi fere et sexti saeculi, 1869; vol. 9, [sive Novae collectionis appendix] Codex Laudianus sive Actus apostolorum graece et latine ex codice olim Laudiano iam Bodleiano sexti fere saeculi; addita sunt nonnulla ex celebri codice Prophetarum Marchaliano vaticano, 1870. => There were no volumes 7 or 8: They were planned but never published. Blue library buckram. Ex-library set: each volume with bookplate, pressure-stamps, pencilling on verso of title-page, call number on each spine. Foxing without embrittlement. A good set.

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        Ephemera - RARE War Maps of Crimean Peninsula - "Seat of the Krimea" - War Frigate HMS Dauntless

      Crimea, 1855. Crimean Peninsula, 1855. Two immense engraved Admiralty maps titled "Seat of the Krimea," produced in 1855, each signed and dated in the original by Royal Navy officer Sir Alfred Ryder, Commander of HMS Dauntless during the Crimean War. Both charts are dissected and linen backed to fold neatly into 8vo book format with marbled endpapers for its covers. The first chart was issued by the Hydrographic Office in June 1855, measures 77 x 124 cm, and is dissected into 24 sections, the second chart issued in October 1855, measures 114 x 125 cm, and is dissected into 32 sections. Maps are compiled and drawn by W. Lowrie. Some wear to boards and extremities, otherwise charts are in very good, original condition. Contained in a recent purpose-made brown cloth clamshell box for preservation. Both maps being signed and dated in the original by Royal Navy officer Sir Alfred Ryder, Commander of HMS Dauntless, pin holes to the corners indicate these were mounted in the Captain's office onboard HMS Dauntless as he took part in the Crimean War. The war still under way when these charts were produced, specific battles which had already taken place are indicated to aid with future strategy. These maps are very large and are rare survivors of Crimea War ephemera - produced for the British Campaign and illustrating the ground military camps of the French, the Turks, the Russians, and their own, as well as the occupied city of Yevpatoria. The first chart is marked in red ink to highlights the town of Yevpatoria (Eupatoria, Koslov). Also highlighted are an old fort ("Staroe Ukreipolene") where a British brigade landed 14 September 1854, and the towns of Alushta which was the location of a planned landing for an overland march to Yevpatoria, as well as the nearby village of Isa. [The city of Yevpatoria was briefly occupied in 1854 by British, French and Turkish troops during the Crimean War, when it was the site of the Battle of Eupatoria, 17 February 1855. The Battle of Eupatoria was the most important military engagement of the Crimean War on the Crimean theatre in 1855 outside Sevastopol.] The second and even larger chart illustrates the theatre of war in excellent detail, with camps and works of Allies versus the Russians hand coloured for vivid illustration. Landing places, lines of fortifications, war hospitals, military headquarters for specific divisions, locations of batteries, barracks, a bastion tower, telegraph stations, a cemetery, are all shown here. Crossing the Sevastopol Harbour and connecting the shores, two floating booms were attached with chains and ropes by the Russians to deter Allied vessels from entering, this also illustrated. "Sunken Ships" are indicated in the harbour on both sides of the boom barrier. Specific land battles and attacks are also indicated, with dates, including the Battle of Inkerman fought against the Imperial Russian Army. This map spans east from Cape Khersonese beyond Bakhchysarai to Biasala village in the north, and to Limena [Holuba Zatoka] on the south coast. An excellent portrayal of the Crimean War from the perspective of the men fighting on the front lines! Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Phillipps Ryder KCB (1820-1888) was a Royal Navy officer. During the Crimean War he was Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Dauntless in which he saw action in the Black Sea and then took part in the Battle of Kinburn. In February 1855, gunfire from the ship helped to beat back a Russian attack on Turkish army positions at Eupatoria. In April Ryder and HMS Dauntless were at the bombardment of Sevastopol. Throughout the 1855 campaign on shore, officers and men from HMS Dauntless provided for the Naval Brigade by manning the batteries that faced the landward defences of Sebastopol. In October 1855, for an engagement known as the Battle of Kinburn, the HMS Dauntless was part of the fleet that bombarded Russian coastal fortifications, and landed troops for a successful assault. Captain Ryder wrote a paper for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society titled "Bay and Fortifications of Eupatoria" and published in 1859.. Very Good.

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        Carta Esférica de una parte de la Costa Norte de Francia que comprende desde el Rio Treguier hasta las Rocas de Grandcamp, con la correspondiente de la Medidionale de Inglaterra levantada en les años de 1833 á 1838.

      1855 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1855. Touches of original colour. 970 x 620mm. Staining in right margin and centre fold. A superbly-detailed sea chart of the Channel Islands and Normany, with the coast of England from Budleigh Salterton in Devon, past Portland and the Isle of Wight, to Portsmouth and Hayling. The lighthouses are marked with colour. The paper used here is of exceptional quality.

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      Furne 1855 In - 8 gr. (265x157), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli dorati, pp. (4),598,(2), vignetta al frontespizio, ornato da testat., grandi capilettera e finali con soggetti veneziani. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 24 tavv. f.t. inc. su acciaio, per lo piu' vedute, di cui una bellissima della città (a volo d'uccello e più volte ripieg.). Storia di Venezia dalle invasioni barbariche al dominio austriaco. In appendice: "Liste chronologique des Doges". Esemplare con qualche fioritura intercalata nel t., altrimenti ben conservato.

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages, being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance Under the Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, DB in Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-35 with Notes on the Natural History

      London: Lovell Reeve, 1855 xx+383 pages with hand colored frontispiece, 3 maps in pockets, plates (many colored); vii+419+[23 ad] pages with color frontispiece and plates (some colored). Small quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial brown cloth with blind-stamped cover with gilt pictorial in gilt. Notes on the Natural History by John Richardson. (Abbey, Travel 645; Arctic Bibliography 1241; Books on Ice 5.8a; Hill 106; Sabin 4389; TPL 3409) First edition.Belcher's five-ship 1852-54 expedition in search of Franklin would be the last official British attempt. On the HMS Assistance, Belcher successfully navigated through the Wellington Channel, but beset by ice was unable to return to Lancaster Sound and was forced to abandon the ship. This account of the expedition also includes several essays on the natural history of the region by Richardson, Owen, Bell, Salter and Reeve.Condition: . Condition: minor wear, re-backed with parts of original back-strips laid down; minor foxing, short separations at folds to the largest map; inked stamps on title pages, Edinger bookplates else a good set, internally very good.

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        The UNITED STATES ILLUSTRATED; in Views of City and Country. With Descriptive and Historical Articles. The East; or, The Seaboard States. Part I. The West; or, The States of the Mississippi Valley, and the Pacific. Part I.

      Herrmann J. Meyer, New York 1855 - 24, 20 pp. Each part with 4 full page steel plate engravings depicting the geographic area featured. 4to. 11-3/4" x 9" From a preliminary advertisement, "In commencing the serial issue of a work which it is hoped may be long continued, the Publisher and Editor deem it proper to say that their object will be to render it in every respect worthy of its title, and deserving of the National patronage. . The Volume of the work to which the part herewith published belongs will be exclusively devoted to views in the Seaboard states, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. The West will be illustrated in another Volume, which though issued simultaneously with this, and in the same style, can be procured separately as Subscribers may prefer."EAST with "The President's House", "Niagara", "Barhydt's Lake" & "Bunker Hill Monument"; WEST with "Lake Itasca", "Falls of St. Anthony" [2 plates], "San Francisco" [early view of the bay from a western hilltop]. Custom bound in deep maroon morocco style sheep, with gilt decorated spine. "American Scenery" gilt stamped to front board. Marbled eps 1st edition (Howes D45; Sabin 18396). Not in Cowan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Months Among the Malays and A Year in China [First Edition]

      London: James Blackwood. 1855 - London: James Blackwood, 1855. First Edition - scarce - I can't find another on the internet. (iv); 368 pages. 6 full-page woodcut plates. Spotting mainly to prelims. All pages are handcut - a few poorly cut. Foxed and marked - last few pages particularly. 4 pages of adverts at the rear. New Spine to the boards with gilt titles, gilt image to the front board. Nice copy of the scarce first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Louisiana, Texas No: 13

      Theodor Fischer 1855-60, Kassel - Lithograph, original color in outline and wash. In excellent condition.

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        SHINTO KYKUU SHUU OH HARAI: SHINTO BIBLE: A Shinto Prayer Book & Sutra.

      [Kyoto 1855, Yamato-Ya]. Accordion folded down to 6.2 x 15. cm., 2m. 43.5 cm long, printed on both sides, on mica-fleck-. ed paper, lacks back cover, but complete, some folds mended,. essential solid, pocket size, actually used. S C A R C E. A PERRY ERA NATIVE JAPANESE RELIGIOUS PRAYER BOOK & SUTRA Shinto is Japan's most primitive and basic set of beliefs, not a religion as it lacks dogma & morals, but is the foundation of the origin of the Japanese Imperial line and is the basis of Japan's spiritual life. KAMI [Invisible God], cosmogony of the "heaven and the earth" are main themes. * This sutra was done during the time of Commodore Perry's historic visit to Japan. This holy scripture was written entirely in Japanese Kanji with much Furigana and is pronounced strictly in Japanese, rather than any Chinese reading of the characters. The palm-sized Ori-hon [folding-book] is designed to be used by a Shinto disciple or follower, while praying to Japan's native gods and spirits. Shinto [WAY OF THE SPIRITS] is the national belief of Japan, is a mixture of the veneration of ancestors & nature worship. * To loosely quote an excerpt from Papinot: "The Shinto mythology mentions a first God AME-NO-MINAKANUSHI [Lord of the Middle of Heaven] who remained motionless in the centre of the universe at the time of the creation, or who, according to others, was the first born at Takama-ga-hara [Plain of Heaven]. After him, come Takamimusubi, Kamimusubi, Umashi-ashikabi-hiko, Kunito-kotachi, Kunisatsuchi, Toyokunu then a host of others, finally the most famous are Izanagi & Izanami the two that created Japan and an infinite number of Gods. Of them were born Amaterasu-o-mikami...who sent her grandson Ninigi-no-mikoto to rule over Japan. He is the great-grandfather of Jimmu-tenno, the first Emperor. Shinto has personified all the forces and all the phenomena of nature, and sought to render them propitious; whence, the Gods of the wind of the sea of the mountains of epidemics &c. It even added to them Gods of food, kitchen, the hearth &c. In the beginning there was no other temple but the Imperial Palace. The readings and ceremony consists of purifications & ablutions." See Papinot citation below. * Often, Japanese will throw a handful of salt to purify their home or establishment after a bad experience, part of this purification practice. The temple of Ise was the first erected outside of the Palace for Shinto worship outside the Palace. The three treasures are the mirror, sword & the jewel. Absent of metaphysical dogma, Shinto was challenged in 552 by the introduction of Buddhism with its higher moral code. * There are 163,861 Shinto temples in Japan. Capt. F. Brinkley in his historic A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE, devotes substantial space to this all important & most primitive of Japanese beliefs. Works of this period woodblock printed on the very special mica-flecked hand-made Washi paper are truly rare and seldom if ever found on the market for sale. * When thoroughly worn out, they are usually burned at the end of the year in as an offering, rather than kept. Prey few old examples remain due to this reason. There are also Shinto rituals related to the purification and acquisition of Japanese Samurai swords. A great example of Japan's oldest and most unique and native pantheon. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Capt. F. Brinkley: A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE * E. Papinot: HISTORICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPAN: pp.578-579. * A color scan can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea; Including an account of the battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1855 - Octavo (185 × 115 mm). Original red vertically-ribbed moiré cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers panel-stamped with blind floral design, orange-coated endpapers. Spine sunned and gently rolled with light fraying to headcap, tips bumped, small faint mark towards fore edge of front board, superficial cracking to rear inner hinge. A very good copy. First edition, uncommon in the original cloth, seven copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries. "Peard (1829-1918), a lieutenant in the 20th Regiment of Foot, who had arrived at Evpatoriia on 14 September, was one of the first serving soldiers to publish an account of the war, after being invalided to Scutari on 12 December 1854 and returning soon afterwards to England" (Cross). He was an eyewitness to the Charge of the Light Brigade, and back in Scutari "heard great praises of Miss Nightingale. Her kindness and the attention of the nurses cheered the poor sufferers in the hospital, the condition of which greatly improved after their arrival" (pp. 237-8). Cross H57 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      O. O., ca. 1855. - Mit farbigen Illustrationen auf 22 S. und 28 S. Text. 27,5 x 19,5 cm. Die Schiffe Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga und Susquehanna trafen am 3. Juni 1853 im Hafen Uraga (Teil des heutigen Yokosuka in der Präfektur Kanagawa) ein, am 11. Juni gingen Perry und seine Mannschaft in Kurihama an Land. Schiffe westlicher Nationen wurden in Japan seit den ersten Kontakten 1543 als "Schwarze Schiffe" bezeichnet, der Ausdruck bezieht sich heute allerdings praktisch ausschließlich auf die Flotte Perrys, dessen Landung den Beginn der Öffnung Japans zum Westen darstellt. - Das ungewöhnliche und reich illustrierte Manuskript zeigt u. a. das Flagschiff Susquehanna, amerikanische Matrosen und Soldaten auf dem Marsch nach Kurihama, einige Einzelportraits, Instrumente und Waffen, eine Karte des Shogunate Camp bei Kurihama, Karte von Uraga. - Mit der stilisierten Kao Signatur, die rechte Hälfte abgedeckt. Mit einigen wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten!

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        Der Fortschritt. Die Wissenschaft einem Jeden zugänglich. Grosses anatomisches Museum aus Florenz. - Mensch, lerne dich selbst kennen. - Ein zerlegbarer Körper, welcher in allen seinen einzelnen Teilen auseinander genommen werden kann... Außerordentlich interessant ist auch: Der natürliche Körper des Königs der Matapars, Tribut-Anführer der Wilden auf den Inseln Senegambiens. - Das Hydrocephale (weiblich). Dieses Phänomen, in Sion (Wallis) geboren, ist 34 Jahre alt geworden, durch eine Krankheit in den ersten Kinderjahren haben sich alle Wassertheile nach dem Kopfe gezogen, wodurch ein enormer Wasserkopf entstanden ist. (Unterzeichner:) J. Gross, Direction.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Theodor Wentz, ca. 1855. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt-Illustration. Blattgr.: 37 x 22,5 cm. Dem wissbegierigem Publikum werden 800 Präparate versprochen, aber nicht jeder darf sie sehen: \"Der Eintritt ist nur Herren über 20 Jahre alt gestattet\". - Der Holzschnitt zeigt ein Anatom der Renaissance, der nach einem Skalpell greift. Neben ihm eine aufgebahrte Leiche, ein Kruzifix und ein Schädel vervollständigen die Szene. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Petrefactenbuch ober allgemeine und besondere Berfteinerungstunde mit Berucksichtigung der Lagerungs-Verhaltniffe, besonders in Deutschland: [In German];

      Suttgart, Berlag von Krais & Hoffmann, 1855.: Berlag Von Krais & Hoffmann, 1855. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK new half-calf with marbled boards and gilt lettering and raised bands on spine pages 182 plates 64 56 of which are hand-coloured cr. 4to. (8 x 9.5") small damage to edge of first 11 pages not affecting text some spotting throughout water stain on lower corner of text pages not affecting text otherwise fine

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        The History of Greece


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      Virtue & Co. Limited, London 1855 - London: Virtue & Co. Limited, no date, c. 1855. 4to. Illustrated in a series of views. 172pp with 87 plates and 1 map. Based on her own voyage to Turkey, she later collaborated with the artist William Henry Bartlett to produce this illustrated account of Constantinople. All edges gilt. Red cloth with blind pattens in black and gilt and spine ornately gilt. Some expert restorations to head and tail of spine. Very nice, tight copy. Very clean inside. HEAVY BOOK. Extra postage likely. Julia Pardoe ( 1806 ¿1862) was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Méthode des moindres carrés. Mémoires sur la combinaison des observations

      1855 - de (8), 167 et (1) pages Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1855, in-8, de (8), 167 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin moderne, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre (couvertures d'origine conservées), Première édition française, rare, de ce texte qui propose en langue française la théorie à l'origine de toutes nos statistiques modernes, mathématiques et sociales. Le traducteur, Joseph Bertrand, regroupe six mémoires de Gauss dans lesquels le mathématicien allemand aborde la théorie des moindres carrés, théorie initiée par Legendre en arithmétique et exploité, pour la première fois par lui-même au sein d'une théorie des probabilités dans sa Theoria motus corporum coalestium parue en 1809. Forte rousseur sur l'ensemble de l'exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Washington, 1855. Dbd. Slightly soiled. Very good. This case, brought by the U.S. government, contested Fremont's ownership of "Las Mariposas," a rich gold region near Yosemite Valley. Fremont bought the seventy- square-mile tract sight unseen for $3,000 in 1847. The gold from the area, known also as the "Mariposa Grant," made Fremont a rich man, though he was embroiled in a variety of lawsuits over the legitimacy of his ownership claim. The federal government argued that Juan B. Alvarado, who sold the land to Fremont, had no real title and that the land should be considered in the public domain. The Supreme Court, hearing the case in their December term, 1854, found for Fremont. Gold rush historian J.S. Holliday has wryly observed that Fremont "was probably the only person in California taking gold from land he actually owned." OCLC locates only four copies: three in the University of California system, and one at Yale. A scarce and interesting Fremont item. J.S. Holliday, RUSH FOR RICHES, p.136 (note). OCLC 19561911.

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        Diary and correspondence...the diary deciphered by the Rev. J. Smith, A.M. from the original shorthand MS. in the Pepysian Library. With a life and notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. First American from the fifth London edition....

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). I: Frontis., xxxvi, 427, [1 (blank)] pp.; II: Frontis., [1] f., 484 pp.; III: [1] f., 481, [1 (blank)] pp.; IV: [2] ff., 470 pp.. 1855 Pepys's perennially fascinating shorthand journal in its first longhand transcription, done by John A. Smith, later the rector of Baldock but an undergraduate student at St. John's College at the time of the work. This appears to be the first Philadelphia printing of the diaries, here in an abridged form edited for decency, although there were earlier American editions and a limited deluxe edition was printed in Philadelphia in the same year. The four-volume work is illustrated with two portraits, one of the author and one of his wife, engraved by J.W. Steel. Publisher's textured cloth, worn, covers framed in decorative blind-stamping, spines ruled in blind and simply gilt-stamped with titles and volume numbers; spines faded, slightly discolored, all pulled with cloth lost above page level and one with additional chip out of cloth near head. Front pastedowns with tickets from a Nashville bookseller. Many pages with light offsetting (darker following frontispieces) and foxing such as the paper is prone to; front free endpaper of vol. IV with pencilled ownership inscription and back fly-leaf of vol. II with pencilled annotations.

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