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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. 6 Books Bound in 3 Volumes

      Day and Son, 1855-56. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 volumes bound in 3. Tall octavos, 31 cm. 1/2 morocco leather binding over green cloth. Gilt spine. Front joint of Vol. I restored. Gold medallion on front cover, Deus Vult. All edges gilt. Good bindings and covers. Long inscription to Volume I, dated 1948, from Ronald Ian Campbell, British Ambassador to Egypt, to Walter Forbes. 250 tinted lithographed plates, (but with a second example of plate 109 in place of plate 111). Plates very clean and attractive. Some minor foxing and toning to text. <br><br> First published from 1842-49, David Robert's views of the Holy Land was a masterpiece in lithography. Roberts toured Egypt, Alexandria, the Sinai, Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, Lebanon, and Baalbec in 1838-1839, making sketches and drawings as he traveled. His tour produced three full sketchbooks and enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). The octavo edition is illustrated by photographic plates of the originals. Cf. Allibone and Brit. mus. Catalogue Abbey, Travel 388 (see also 272 and 385).; Toolely 401, 402; Ray 88. George Croly; William Brockedon. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Tafelrunde Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci.

      1855 - Getönte Lithographie nach dem Gemälde von Adolph von Menzel. Originalgerahmt in einem mit Blattgold belegten königlichen Prachtrahmen der Zeit mit Original-Glas. Bildmaße: Höhe ca. 140 cm; Breite ca. 110 cm. Kostenfreie Lieferung innerhalb Deutschlands. Sprache: , Gewicht: 30000g. Kleine Fehlstellen am Rahmen, minimaler Wasserrand im unteren Bildbereich, jedoch ohne Beeinträchtigung des Gesamtbildes. Bei dem hellen Fleck in der Mitte des Bildes handelt es sich um das Blitzlicht!

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        TA., Marmorpalais am Heiligensee, "Marmor Palais bei Potsdam".

      - farb. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Albert ( Farbendruck v. J. Hesse in Berlin ) b. Sacco in Berlin, um 1855, 26,5 x 35 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll und Giersberg/Schendel. - Seltene Ansicht ! Blick über den Heiligen See zum Marmorpalais, mit schöner Vordergrundstaffage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Otto Theodor Freiherr von Manteuffel (Lübben/Spreewald 03. 02. 1805 - 26. 11. 1882 Gut Krossen/Landkrs. Luckau). Preuss. Politiker. Am 19. Dezember 1850 erfolgte seine definitive Ernennung zum Präsidenten des Staatsministeriums und Minister der auswärtigen Angelegenheiten, in welcher Eigenschaft er auch 1856 am Pariser Kongress teilnahm. Ganzporträt sitzend, "Minister Manteuffel als Herr Müller in der Schluder'schen Weißbierschenke ( Linienstr. 44 ).

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Burger b. Leopold Schlesinger ( Druck v. C.W. Ehrentraut ), um 1855, 23,6 x 30,1 Blattgr. 34 x 47cm Manteuffel bei einem abendlichen Treffen in der Bierstube. Hier wohl als Redner in einer großen Runde seiner Anhänger. - Unten links im Stein signiert. Sehr seltenes und auch gut erhaltenes Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1855 - (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches). xvi, 388; [2], iv, 426; xii, 448pp. Half-title in vol. 3, publisher's ads in rear of vols. 1 and 3. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Publisher's blue cloth, covers blocked in black, spines lettered in gilt (recased with endpapers renewed, repairs to head and tails of spine, minor uneven fading) First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript . was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books . as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368; Penzer, pp. 43-50; Macro, 640; Howgego IV: B95. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic], Missouri, and Nebraska. . .

      New York: J. H. Colton and Company, 1855. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo. Title continued: "Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State and Territory; and Containing The Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied with a Large and Minute map, Exhibiting the Township Lines of the United States' Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, and the Position of Cities, Villages, and Settlements, Etc. Etc." Complete. 89 pages plus 35-page catalog at rear. Map present and firmly attached. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with an occasion finger smudge. Some minor foxing at edge of text block. Owner's info inside front cover. Ink note on the front free endpaper, "Map Exhibiting the Section of Railroad Centering at Milwaukee with the connections with the East & the great Northern Road - Milwaukee Sentinel Extra." The map (approximately 26" x 21") by Smith is in nice shape; bright and colorful; missing a 1" triangular piece at right border. Cover has some minor wear and soiling. Gilt debossed title and decoration is somewhat faded but still legible.

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      Liverpool. 1855. - viii,120pp. plus folding map, thirty plates, and woodcuts in text after Frederick H. Piercy. Small folio. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Scattered light foxing and minor dampstaining to text and plates, one plate with caption rewritten in manuscript. Original front wrapper bound at the rear. A very good copy. One of the most important publications devoted to the Mormon emigration, and a landmark in the artistic depiction of western scenes. The plates are after illustrations by Frederick Piercy. "This elaborately prepared and illustrated book was published as a monument to the Mormon emigration to Utah, and as a means of attracting further emigrants. Piercy made a special trip to America [in 1853] to make sketches for the plates, which are some of the best western views of the period" - Streeter. The outstanding views show New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, Nauvoo, Council Bluffs, Laramie, Fort Bridger, and Scott's Bluff. ".One of the most elaborately and beautifully illustrated of western books" - Howes. ".One of the basic sources of illustrated Western Americana of the period" - Taft. "One of the most illuminating maps of the West to appear during shows Utah in all its glory. This is not only an important map in the history of Mormons, but is in every sense an important map in the history of the West, giving as it does a carefully drawn picture of that entire area" - Wheat. HOWES L359, "b." WAGNER-CAMP 259. GRAFF 2501. FLAKE 6381. SABIN 41325. STREETER SALE 2296. Taft, ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST, p.285. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI IV, pp.40-41. CRAWLEY & FLAKE, A MORMON FIFTY 46.

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      London: James Imray & Son, 1855. Engraved map, 39 x 74 inches. Backed with linen. Several manuscript pencil plot lines. Lightly tanned, with a few wrinkled areas. Very good. A massive "blue back" sea chart of the North Pacific encompassing both Asian and American coastlines, produced by one of the leading private British publishers of sea charts in the mid-19th century, James Imray. The map depicts the Pacific Rim from Borneo and the Philippines north to the Bering Strait, and thence the western coast of the Americans south to present day Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. It also accurately shows major and minor Pacific islands, including those in the Marian, Caroline, and Marshall chains, the Sandwich Islands (modern Hawaii), and many other isolated islands that were crucial waypoints for the navigation of the Pacific Ocean. In the upper right quadrant of the chart are six insets showing important islands and harbors in detail: The Philippine, Marian, and Sandwich Islands, as well as San Francisco, Victoria, and the Awatska Bay in Kamchatka, and across the Pacific Ocean are plotted several key great circle routes, from San Francisco to China and the Sandwich Islands, and from the Sandwich Islands to Hong Kong and Colombia. The purpose of such a large map was for the convenience of a ship's navigator, who had to track a ship's position over the course of a long journey, as evidenced by the manuscript plot lines in this copy. During this period, Imray was fast becoming the principal private supplier of sea charts to the merchant ships of Great Britain. His popularity was due in large part to the production of charts such as this one, which provided new and essential basic guides to areas of the Pacific beginning to be frequented more heavily by private British traders. "Salesmanship and prolific output alone would not have brought success unless the quality of the product had been right. In achieving this Imray had an advantage over earlier generations of commercial chart publishers, who faced a continual problem acquiring adequate hydragraphic information for their charts. By Imray's time accurate new survey material was fast becoming available for all parts of the world.... His contribution was to present the material in a convenient and familiar form for the merchant ship navigator. This had changed little over the years and Imray retained the well-tried format of a small-scale chart covering as much as possible of the sea passage for a particular trade, with numerous large-scale plans of ports" - Fisher. Rare, with OCLC recording only one copy, at Brown University, and not in the British Library. FISHER, THE MAKERS OF THE BLUEBACK CHARTS, p. 39. OCLC 549596970.

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        Il Codice penale toscano illustrato sulla scorta delle fonti del diritto e della giurisprudenza. Vol. I - Art. 1-41 Vol. II - Art. 42-95 Vol. III - Art. 96-221 Vol. IV - Art. 222-373 Vol. V - Art. 374-456.

      Tipografia Cino 1855-1858, Pistoia - XXXIV + 366 + (2) 433 + (3) 542 + (5) 694 445 p. 5 voll in 2 tomi in-8

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        Flower Fables

      Boston: George W. Briggs, 1855. First edition of Louisa May Alcott's first book, written in 1849, when she was sixteen years old. These fanciful fairy stories were designed to amuse Alcott's young neighbor Ellen Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Highlights include "The Frost King," "Lily-Bell and Thistledown," and "Ripple, The Water-Spirit": "Soon she saw Spring come smiling over the earth; sunbeams and breezes floated before, and then, with her white garments covered with flowers, with wreaths in her hair, and dewdrops and seeds falling fast from her hands, the beautiful season came singing by." Alcott was thrilled when George Briggs agreed to publish Flower Fables as a child's Christmas gift, but was not impressed by the illustrations he commissioned for the volume, writing to Ellen Emerson that "the designer is not as well acquainted with fairy forms & faces as you & I are, so we must each imagine to suit ourselves & I hope if the fairies tell me any more stories, they will let an Elfin artist illustrate them." BAL 142. A near-fine copy, much brighter than usually seen. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and blind, yellow endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and five full-page plates. Lightest rubbing to spine ends, front free endpaper creased.

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        Der ehemalige Schweinach- und Quinzingau. Eine historisch=topographische Beschreibung. Mit einer Zugabe von mehreren Pfarreien des Unterdonau= und Grunzwittigaues, des Dekanates Burghausen und der Pfarrei Untergriesbach.

      Passau, Elsässer und Waldbauer, 1855. 2. viel vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 16,5 x 11 cm. 2 Bl., 271 S., 357 S., 2 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Rtit. Vgl. Lentner 10480: \"Sehr selten\"; nicht bei Pfister. - Mit ca. 100 kurzen Ortsbeschreibungen aus dem ehemaligen Schweinachgau, der große Teile des Bayerischen Waldes bis nach Passau und zur böhmischen Grenze hin umfaßt: Vilshofen, Kinzing, Osterhofen, Ottmaring, Aholming, Moos, Niederaltaich, Hildgardsberg, Reibersdorf, St. Oswald, Zwiesel, Regen, Deggendorf, Plattling usw. Mit Verbesserungen der sinnstörenden Druckfehler und Verzeichnis der benützten Quellen. - Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Niederbayern

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        Eigenhändig beschriebene Karte. 5 Zeilen. Mit Unterschrift. 20. Nov. 1885.

      1855 - 8x11 cm. (wohl erhalten). Louis Pasteur (* 27. Dezember 1822 in Dole im Département Jura; + 28. September 1895 in Villeneuve-L'Etang bei Paris), französischer Wissenschaftler und Pionier auf dem Gebiet der Mikrobiologie. Auf Karte mit Eindruck "45. Rue D'Ulm": J'ai l'honneur d'informer M. le Dir. de L'Hotel Dim chez le chef de la maison de Düsseldorf qui m'a adressé le Dr. Schnoering me demande ce qui doit le dornier à L'Hospital pour le sejour qui il y aura fait. L. Pasteur le 20 Nov. 1885". Pasteur

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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! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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 Made Under the Directions of the Secretary of the War in 1853-1854 [all Senate issue)

      Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1855-59; George W. Bowman, 1861 and Thomas H. Ford 1860. Quarto. 33nd Congress. 2nd Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 78. 12 Volumes in 13. All Senate Issue. All uniformly bound in publisher's dark brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettering gilt. A very handsome complete set with noted faults listed within the collation, some volumes with expert repairs or cosmetics. [Full collation upon request.].

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        1855 ALBUM REGIO DE CUBA excepcional historical colonial book with Engravings

      Litografía del Progreso, La Habana 1855 - El álbum regio es una obra de don Vicente Díaz de Comas, abogado y compositor, publicado en La Habana en 1855, que muestra la profunda interrelación cultural entre Cuba y España, aportando la obra musical creada en Cuba por un español. Considerado por los expertos como raro y de gran valor bibliográfico, consta de 103 páginas y en 80 de ellas aparecen los escudos policromados de todos los territorios de la Corona de España, con un aparte de música en partituras en cada página. Todas son originales de su autor excepto la Marcha Real que figura bajo el escudo de Castilla. Al final del libro hay una página con un árbol genealógico de la familia real española. La parte musical refleja el momento histórico y el grado de evolución de la cultura musical cubana, ya que el autor asume la idiosincrasia isleña, plasmando un fruto cultural pleno de hispanidad. Incorpora contradanzas, habaneras, zapateados, valses, polkas, himnos y marchas. La parte musical refleja el momento histórico y el grado de evolución de la cultura musical cubana, ya que el autor asume la idiosincrasia isleña, plasmando un fruto cultural pleno de hispanidad. Incorpora contradanzas, habaneras, zapateados, valses, polkas, himnos y marchas. Los grabados fueron realizados por el famoso pintor Patricio de Landaluze. Excepcional obra, rarisima en mercado. Medidas 35 x 27 cm. Note este ejemplar es uno que esta completo, muy raro de encontrar completo, casí todos los que existen están incompletos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Miramar Rare Books Company]
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        The Charge of the Light Brigade.


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        Voyage en Asie et en Afrique d'après les récits des derniers voyageurs.

      Paris, Furne, 1855. - in-folio. 2ff. IV. 692pp. 25 planches et 2 cartes dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs, "Schoelcher" gravé sur le plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque, défauts au dos). Edition Originale de cette compilation de récits de voyage réalisée par les géographes Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès (1767-1846) et Alfred Jacobs (1827-1862). Elle concerne notamment des expéditions en Sibérie, Tartarie chinoise, Inde, Japon, Afrique australe, Guinée, etc. Plusieurs fois réimprimée, elle est illustrée de deux grandes cartes dépliantes en couleurs de l'Asie et de l'Afrique, et de 25 planches gravées, tirées sur papier fort, représentant des monuments et des habitants du monde. Exemplaire du célèbre défenseur des droits des Noirs, Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893), avec son nom imprimé en lettres dorées sur le plat supérieur. Grand voyageur lui-même, il joua un premier rôle dans l'abolition de l'esclavage en France. Hage Chahine, Levant, Eléments pour une bibliographie, 1996, 1602. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CONCHNLIENBUCH. Conchylienbuch, oder, Allgemeine und besondere Naturgeschichte der Muscheln und Schnecken : nebst der Anweisung sie zu sammeln, zuzubereiten und aufzubewahren

      - Friedrich Wilhelm Berge,Stuttgart : Verlag von Krais & Hoffmann, STTUTGART, 1855, Conchylienbuch, SHELLS, SEASELLS, 264 págs. + 46 Grabados a plena página, de ellos 44 coloreados a mano. 26x21cms. Encuadernación tapa dura.Presenta manchas de óxido en el texto, en los grabados ligeras manchas de óxido.

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        Nördlingen. - Schlacht von 1634. - Feederle. - "Sieg der vereinigten oesterreichisch-deutschen Heere über die Schweden bei Nördlingen".

      - Lithografie / Kreidelithografie, auf gewalztem China, auf Kupferdruckkarton, um 1855. Von Carl Feederle, nach Philips Wouwerman. 50,6 x 78,5 cm (Darstellung / ohne Schmuckrahmen) / 58 x 82 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten gestochene Signatur. Mittig französisch-deutscher Titel. Unten Verlagsadresse: Verlag der K.B. priv. Kunstanstalt v. PILOTY & LOEHLE in München". - In den Rändern oberflächlich berieben. Ecken stärker beansprucht. Im unteren Rand kleiner Einriss. Mäßig guter Zustand. Carl Feederle (1832 Donaueschingen - 1881 München). Deutscher Maler und Lithograf. Erlernte bei Heinemann in Hüfingen die Lithografie, ging dann nach Frankfurt und 1854 nach München. Hier war er bei Keller und Emminger, namentlich aber bei Piloty und Löhle tätig. 1859 studierte er in Karlsruhe. Für das Galeriewerk von Piloty und Löhle zeichnete er brillante Blätter auf Stein nach Wouverman und Rubens, für das König-Ludwig-Album nach Rhomberg, E. von Freyberg, Ritgen, von Pechmann und Palme. Er schuf ausgezeichnete Porträts der bayrischen Königsfamilie und große Landschaften. 1859/60 hielt er sich in Paris auf. Ab 1873 malte er nur noch landschaftliche Ölbilder nach Tiroler Motiven. Philips Wouwerman (1619 Haarlem - 1668 Haarlem). Niederländischer Maler des Barock, Sohn des Historienmalers Pauwels (Paulus) Joostens Wouwerman. Einer der vielfältigsten und produktivsten Maler des Goldenen Zeitalters der Niederländischen Malerei. Soll bei Frans Hals in die Lehre gegangen sein. Lebte bis zu seinem Tod im Jahre 1668 in Haarlem, wo er seit 1640 Mitglied der St. Lukasgilde war.

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        Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea : Including an Account of the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann

      Richard Bentley, 1855-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine binding. Handsome 3/4 contemporary leather over marbled boards. 6 spine compartments. Marbled end pages. viii, 248 pages ; 19 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. 2 armorial book plates of Herbert Dickinson Turner (Esse Quam Videri) and John Ponsonby. Ponsonby was Air Vice Marshal in the RAF. Lieut. George Shuldham Peard was with the British 20th Regiment.

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        Quadrille des Mittelalters von E. Renz.

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

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

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

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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.

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        Quittung mit eigenh. U. ("Elisabeth").

      Wien, 17. XI. 1855. - ½ S. Folio. Bestätigt dem Hofzahlamt knapp anderthalb Jahre nach ihrer Eheschließung mit Kaiser Franz Josef den Empfang ihrer monatlichen Apanage: "Quittung über Acht Tausend Dreyhundert Dreyssig Drey Gulden 20 xr welche Wir als Spenadelgeld aus jährlichen 100.000 fl. für den Monat November 1855 heute aus dem k. k. Hofzahlamte empfangen haben [.]". - Gefaltet, Registraturvermerke. Selten: Im österreichischen Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv sind aus der Registratur des Hofzahlamts nur die Amtsjournale erhalten; "die dazugehörigen Akten wurden 1923 auf Verlangen des auf Grund der Genfer Verhandlungen 1922 eingesetzten Ersparungskommissärs der Bundesregierung, Dr. Hornik, skartiert [.] Beim Spenadelgeld handelt es sich um eine im Heiratsvertrag festgesetzte Apanage, welche der Kaiserin zur Deckung ihrer Privatauslagen zustand" (Mag. Irmgard Pangerl, OeStA-HHStA). Wie ein unlängst vom Staatsarchiv auf einer Wiener Auktion erworbenes Vergleichsbeispiel aus dem Jahre 1885 zeigt, hatte sich der der Kaiserin zustehende Betrag innerhalb von drei Jahrzehnten auf 200.000 Gulden verdoppelt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memorie colonnesi

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Three Hunting Songs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        Appel aux Conservateurs.

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

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

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

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


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


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


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        Glimpses of the Whalemans Cabin


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        Little Dorrit


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        The Warden


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


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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Madinah and Meccah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Burg Stolzenfels.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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