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        HISTOIRE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE VENISE.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        The History of Greece

      

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        THE BEAUTIES OF THE BOSPHORUS. Illustrated in a Series of Views of CONSTANTINOPLE AND ITS ENVIRONS.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller ABAC & PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        THE UNITED STATES, ADS. JOHN C. FREMONT, APPELLANT, FROM DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA. BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES. C. CUSHING, ATTORNEY GENERAL

      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea;

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1855. Including an account of the battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann. 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).

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Handbill for "Thacher Magoun."

      Handbills announcing clipper ship sailings served the same function as the more collectible clipper ship sailing cards - to drum up freight business. The handbills were printed in one color only, and they are genuinely rare - unrecorded and not held in any collection. They were inexpensively printed and meant to be disposed after use, which almost all of them were. This is a fine copy advertising the sailing of the "Splendid A 1 First Class Clipper Ship Thacher Magoun, Otis Baker, Master" sailing from Pier 15, East River. The Thacher Magoun was an extreme clipper ship launched in 1855, and named after the famed Medford ship builder. She was immortalized in at least four different clipper ship sailing cards, and by this broad sheet, printed entirely in red ink, measuring 7 x 4 1/4 inches.

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        E. Renz und dessen Circus.

      Halle, Waisenhaus - Buchdruckerei, ca. 1855.Mit Titelholzschnitt und blattgr. Holschnitt auf dem letzten Blatt verso. 15 S. Rückenbroschur. Sehr seltene und frühe Monographie zu dem 1842 in Berlin von Ernst Jakob Renz als Circus Olympic gegründetem Unternehmen. Der unbekannte Verfasser unterzeichnet das Vorwort als "Ein Hippolog". - Der Titel zeigt Renz mit einem Dressurpferd, der zweite Holzschnitt ein 1853 von Renz gekaufte Gebäude mit reicher Personenstaffage zuvor, betitelt: Circus Renz in Wien - Leopoldstadt. Große Fuhrmannsgasse Nr. 419. (die heutige Wiener Zirkusgasse). - Titelblatt gebräunt und mit 2cm großem Braunfleck, der auf dem folgenden Blatt noch etwas zu sehen ist. Titel oben mit Resten eines Papieretiketts. Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Mexico y sus Alrededores.

      Mexico, Decaen, 1855 und 1856. - 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. Sprache: Spanisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2001 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?). 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., über de b Rhein, "Cöln".

      - Farblithographie v. Buhl n. Becker b. May und Wirsing, um 1855, 26 x 43 Schönes und dek. Blatt. Der Betrachter steht am rechten Rheinufer südlich von Deutz.

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        LIVRE D'HEURES SELON DE RITE ROMAIN

      Tours 1855 - Small 8vo. 608p. [vi], 608p. Illustrated with engravings after Hallez: title page in chromolithography and 2 chromolithographs highlighted in gilt hors-texte, 4 engravings in black and white. The chromolithography by Engelmann. Every text page with elaborate frame border in lavender. Bound by Auguste-Petit in full scarlet crushed morocco with watered silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and fleurons in blind in the panels, the covers decorated in blind with ornate frame and fleurons in the corners, dentelles. Secured with metal clasps. The front endpaper with initials and a date in gilt for a first communion presentation. Engravings with minimal spots, in excellent state [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comic History of Rome and The Comic History of England

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co 1855 - The Comic History of Rome and The Comic History of England, in attractive leather bindings. With latter work's two volumes bound here as one, the works contain illustrations throughout by John Leech, with thirty colour plates and a great many vignettes. An attractive edition of this notable work of humour. Condition: In decorative half-calf binding with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally quite smart, there is wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are largely bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Maus.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 29,5 x 38,5 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Oeuvres complètes de H. de Balzac. 20 tomes.

      Paris : Houssiaux, 1855-1870. Mit zahlr. Abb. Halbleder der Zeit. Einbände berieben. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Mit heraldischen Ex Libris von Henry Trafford-Rawson, geb. 1830. Die Familie stammt aus South-West Herefordshire. Siehe mehr unter \"The History of Ewyas Lacy. - 1-4 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie privée -- 5-8 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie de province -- 9-12 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie Parisienne -- 13 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie militaire et scènes de la vie de campagne -- 14-16 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 2, Etudes philosophiques -- 17 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie Parisienne -- 18 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1/3, Etudes de moeurs, études analytiques, scènes de la vie Parisienne, scènes de la vie politique, scènes de la vie de campagne. études analytiques; Suppl. -- 19 : Théâtre de H. de Balzac : Vautrin.; Les ressources de Quinola; Pamela Giraud; La Maratre. -- 20 : Les contes drolatiques. Colligez ez abbayes de tourayne et mis en lumière par le Sieur de Balzac pour l\'esbattement des pantagruelistes et non autres. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert, Schwarz, Zerf]
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        MAP OF MINNESOTA AND PART OF WISCONSIN

      New York, 1855. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, richly stamped in gilt and blind. Slightest wear to boards. A beautiful, near fine copy. One of the earliest separate maps of Minnesota Territory, with a smattering of settlement indicated in the vicinity of Fort Snelling and the Falls of St. Anthony. Several outposts are located, including trading posts in the center of the state, and Sauk Rapids on the Mississippi River is noted as having 150 inhabitants. Not in Rumsey, who lists only the second edition of 1856 (4592): "Colorful map....The detail is very good and the graphic presentation is classic EB & F - the map jumps out at you. The map is a continuation on the same scale as the EB & F Map of Iowa, 1855 (my 4414) indicating that they were both taken from a large wall map or at least from the same plate." Not in Phillips MAPS. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900: MINNESOTA 0680.

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        L'ARTISTE.

      Aux Bureaux de l'Artiste, Paris - De 1855 à 1860. 9 volumes in-quarto ; demi-basane violine, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Revue reliée depuis la 5e série,Tome XIV, 18e livraison du 29 avril 1855 à la nouvelle série, tome VIII, 9e livraison du 1er janvier 1860. Manque les livraisons de mars, avril, mai, juin, fin décembre 1856 ; janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août 1857 ; mai, juin, juillet, août 1858. Nombreux articles et poésies de Gérard de Nerval, Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Jules Michelet, Théodore de Banville, Théophile Gautier, E. et J. de Goncourt, Henry Murger, Charles Baudelaire (Rouvière, 1859 - Gustave Flaubert, 1857 - Duellum, Quelques caricaturistes, 1858), Gustave Flaubert (Les pierres de Carnac, 1858), etc., en édition pré-originale. Sans gravures sinon 2 frontispices par Chenavard et Clergé. Légères piqûres et rousseurs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        E. Renz und dessen Circus.

      Halle, Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei, ca. 1855. Mit Titelholzschnitt und blattgr. Holschnitt auf dem letzten Blatt verso. 15 S. Rückenbroschur. Sehr seltene und frühe Monographie zu dem 1842 in Berlin von Ernst Jakob Renz als Circus Olympic gegründetem Unternehmen. Der unbekannte Verfasser unterzeichnet das Vorwort als \"Ein Hippolog\". - Der Titel zeigt Renz mit einem Dressurpferd, der zweite Holzschnitt ein 1853 von Renz gekaufte Gebäude mit reicher Personenstaffage zuvor, betitelt: Circus Renz in Wien-Leopoldstadt. Große Fuhrmannsgasse Nr. 419. (die heutige Wiener Zirkusgasse). - Titelblatt gebräunt und mit 2cm großem Braunfleck, der auf dem folgenden Blatt noch etwas zu sehen ist. Titel oben mit Resten eines Papieretiketts. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Album für Freunde des Bergbaus , enthaltend eine Folge von vierzehn bildlichen Darstellungen aus dem Bertufsleben des Berg- und Hüttenmannes , Entworfen und nach der Natur gezeichnet von Eduard Heuchler Professor an der K. S. Bergakademie zu Freiberg. Lithografirt von Bässler, in Ton gedruckt von Louis Zöllner in Dresden

      Verlag v. J.G. Engelhardt, Freiberg 1855 - Titel ermittelt da ohne Mappe und Erläuterungen (dieser liegen als Kopie bei), 13 original Tondruckfafeln 38 x 28 cm quer, Blatt 14 (Die letzte Schicht) wohl eher Stahlstich d. Zt. , dadurch etwas stärker fleckig und an den Ränden ca. 1-2 cm beschnitten, alle Tafeln an den großzügigen Ränden etwas lädiert (siehe Fotos) sonst ganz ordentlicher Zustand

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        Tales and Poems (2 Vols.)

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1855 - Handsome 1855 edition of Byron's "Tales and Poems", complete in 2 volumes and published by Henry Bohn of London. Sumptuously bound in a full red morocco, with 5 raised bands along each spine, fine-tooled gilt-design at the compartments and bright gilt-rule and lettering to the panels. Clean, tight and easily VG+ to Near Fine. Octavos, top-edges gilt, lovely marbled endpapers. 46 steel engravings by Edward Finden (from designs by Henry Warren) beautifully complement the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rolandseck mit Insel Nonnenwerth, Rolandsbogen, Rolandsturm sowie Blick auf Drachenfels mit dem Siebengebirge.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 28 x 41,5 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        La Bouquetière du Château d'eau. Manuscrit autographe.

      Paris 1855 - In-folio manuscrit de 160 pp. montées sur onglet, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré sur le dos (Semet & Plumelle). Manuscrit autographe intégral de l'un des grands succès de Paul de Kock (1793-1871), auteur populaire du XIXe siècle dont la notoriété à l'époque romantique égala celles de Balzac ou Georges Sand. Paul de Kock était le fils d'un banquier hollandais établi à Passy pendant la Révolution et qui fut envoyé à l'échafaud pour complicité avec l'ennemi. Il était employé de banque quand il écrivit son premier roman, L'enfant de ma femme (1812). Sa vogue, en France et à l'étranger, fut très grande (Gustave le mauvais sujet, 1821 ; La Laitière de Montfermeil, 1827 ; La Femme, le mari et l'amant, 1829 ; Le Cocu, 1832 ; La Pucelle de Belleville, 1834). Il écrivit aussi près de 200 mélodrames, vaudevilles, opéras-comiques et chansons. Paul de Kock, l'auteur de la Grande ville, reste le chroniqueur populaire par excellence du Paris romantique, des guinguettes et cabarets, mais aussi des grisettes : « Il peint admirablement les moeurs populaires, la malice parisienne, la bonhommie campagnarde et la sottise bourgeoise » (Nouvelle biographie générale). Très beau manuscrit de 60 à 65 lignes par page, d'une grande lisibilité, biffé, raturé, avec des corrections en marges, témoignage sensible d'un auteur fécond et à succès du XIXe siècle. La Bouquetière du Château d'eau parut en 1855. Parfaite reliure de Semet & Plumelle. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Manifesto, which the General of Brigade., makes to the Mexican Republic.

      - San Francisco: San Francisco Herald Office, 1855. 8vo, 104, (2) pp. Original dark blue polished calf, upper cover lettered in gilt, a remarkably fine copy in the de luxe binding, with a modern bookplate and old notes by John Howell-Books in the back. First edition in the English of the single most important book in California's history; first published in Spanish in 1835 printed by Zamorano in Monterey, it was the second book printed in California only preceded by the "Reglamento" which was a 16-page pamphlet. Both are of the utmost rarity and this first English printing is also very uncommon especially in fine condition. The Sharpe copy in wrappers recently sold at auction (2015) for $40,000. "The 'Manifesto' [in Spanish 'Manifiesto'] is a defense of Governor Figueroa's refusal to turn mission property over to the colonists who arrived in 1834. [it] is the first important book printed on the Zamorano Press." (Howell, cat. 50 # 82). Cowan I, p. 86. Cowan II, p. 210. Graff 1320. Greenwood 562. Howes F-122. Sabin 98728. Zamorano 80, 37 (note). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        IRIS. Pariser Damen-Zeitung. Moden-, Muster & Kleider-Magazin. VII. Jahrgang 1855

      Graz: Verlag der Administration der IRIS 1855 - 47 Nummern des VII. Jahrgangs (von 48), Zeitschrift erschien 4mal pro Monat (jeden 1., 8., 15. u. 23. im Monat), in 4 Lieferungen, HLWd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, 192 nummerierte Seiten, insgesamt 60 Farblithographien: 47 kolorierte Modenbilder (Original Pariser Damen- und Kindermoden-Kostümbilder), 11 kolorierte Tafeln mit Modéles de lingerie, 2 kolorierte Beilagen - tapisserie und broderie; 2 zusammengefaltete Musterbeilagen, 20 x 28 cm; Deckel leicht abgeschürft, ganze Nummer 5 (vom 1. Februar) fehlt, alle Seiten der Nr. 24 mit Wasserfleck am Seitenrand, einige Tafeln (29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37,38) gebräunt, sonst schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Traité d`Instrumentation et d`Orchestration modernes. Oeuvre 10me. Contenant: Le tableau exact de l`étendue, un appercu du mécanisme et l`étude du timbre et du caractère expressif des divers instrumens [sic !], accompagné d`un grand nombre d`exemples en partition, tirés des Oeuvres des plus Grands Maitres, et de quelques ouvrages inédits de l`Auteur. Nouvelle Edition revue, corrigé, augmentée de plusieurs chapitres sur les instruments récemment inventés, et suivie de l`Art du chef d`Orchestre.

      Paris, Schonenberger [1855] (Nr.: S. 996). 2°. 5 w. Bll., Gest. Tit. m. Vign. u. 312 gest. S., 3 w. Bll. HLdr.bd. d. Zt. m. Streicheisenverz. u. Tit. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Sprengschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einband berieben, an den Kanten bestoßen; Rü. geblichen u. stellenw. rissig; kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Stempel des Verlagshauses Schonenberger u. alter Namenszug auf Tit., im Text vereinz. gebräunt u. abgegriffen, die tlw. schlecht leserliche Pag. beinahe durchgeh. vom Vorbesitzer m. Bleistift ergänzt; beiliegend 2 Bll. m. Anmerkungen von alter Hand. Hopkinson 30 B (S. 61 f.); Riemann I, 150 f. (hier 1856). EA. der maßgeblichen zweiten Ausgabe von Berlioz erstmals 1844 erschienenener Instrumentationslehre. Erweitert um die Anhänge `L`art du chef d`orchestre` u. `les nouveaux instruments`. B.`s ausführliche theoretische Behandlung der Instrumentierung war das erste Schulwerk dieser Art und wurde 1905 von Richard Strauss überarbeitet. Sie enthält vor allem eine ausführliche Instrumentenkunde, die Tonumfang, Klang und Charakter der Orchesterinstrumente und ihrer einzelnen Register abhandeln, und befasst sich mit der Problematik unterschiedlicher Besetzungen und der Anzahl der Spieler in den einzelnen Gruppen. - B. widmete sein Instrumentations-Lehrwerk dem König v. Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Instrumentation, Instrumentierung, Instrumentationslehre, Orchestration, Orchestrierung, Orchesterwerk

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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. Bücher de

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        The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

      Nattali and Bond, London 1855 - Tall octavo 6 1/4" x 9 6/8" Three volumes beautifully illustrated by Rowlandson with 80 vibrantly hand colored plates illustrating Dr. Syntax's tour, a Poem. Vol. I. In Search of th Picturesque; Vol. 2. In Search of Consolation and Vol. 3. In Search of a Wife. A marvelous set bound in full brown morocco, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in a floral motif in gilt, top edges gilt. While this is a later set, the plates are remarkably bright and fresh. Some minor spots of off-setting from color plates otherwise this is a magnificent set. Provenance: From the library of the esteem Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam.

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        Schloß Sans-Souci bei Potsdam").

      - altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. F. Meyer b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll und Giersberg/Schendel. - Blick zum Schloß von der Gartenseite, i. Vgr. ein Springbrunnen ( Entwurf von L. Persius ), im Hintergrund die Flügel der Windmühle. Im Park die antiken Vasen, die nach der Umgestaltung des Gartens durch Lenne 1837 aufgestellt wurden. - Vorliegendes Blatt ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert.

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit U.

      Wiesbaden, 17. Mai 1855. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Leichte Randläsuren. „Gutachten des Professor Dr. R. Fresenius betreffend die Anneröder Schwefelkiese | Durch Vermittlung des Herrn G. Ludw. Scholt in Franfurt a/m erhielt ich ein Fäßchen mit Schwefelkiesen, um solche bei Annerod erkennen, mit dem Auftrag solche auf ihren Schwefelgehalt zu untersuchen. Da bei solchen Untersuchungen alles darauf ankommt, daß man den richtigen Durchschnitt der Waare der Prüfung unterzieht (denn sie besteht aus ganz guten, mittelguten und etwas geringeren Stufen), so wurde eine größere Menge der Stufen gestoßen und das Pulver gleichförmig gemengt. Von diesem gröberen Pulver wurde nunmehr eine kleinere Menge auf’s feinste gerieben und der Analyse unterworfen und zwar im lufttrockenen Zustand, da sie in dem Zustand, in welchem sich die Waare befindet, denn künstlich getrocknet pflegt man sie nicht in den [ ] zu bringen. Der Schwefelkies zeigte so im Durchschnitt einen Gehalt von 37,25% Schwefel. Schon das Resultat ist nicht ungünstig sondern beweist, daß das Schwefelkieslager der Ausbeutung würdig ist; gewiß ist aber, daß man durch strenges Sichten und durch Beseitigung der geringfaltigeren Stufen die Qualität bedeutend wird verbessern können. Trocknet man den Schwefelkies stärker, so verliert er noch etwas Feuchtigkeit, und es zeigt somit der völlig trockene einen etwas höheren Schwefelgehalt, so z.b. beträgt der Schwefelgehalt der oben erwünschter Durchschnittes, wenn man das Pulver bei 100° trocknet, 37,65 Proc. [ ]" – Fresenius habilitierte sich 1843 und erhielt zwei Jahre später einen Ruf als Professor nach Wiesbaden. Da es in seinem Institut an praktischer Ausrüstung fehlte, gründete Fresenius 1848 ein eigenes Chemisches Laboratorium, das als Lehrstätte und Wegbereiter der angewandten Chemie international berühmt wurde und der bislang zu wenig beachteten Wissenschaft zum Durchbruch verhalf. Er organisierte u.a. die Ausbildung von Nahrungsmittelchemikern und gab ein Lehrbuch der ‚Chemie für Landwirthe, Forstmänner und Cameralisten’ (1847) heraus. Seine konsequente Anwendung der analytischen Chemie auf praktische Bereiche wurde besonders für den Handel und die Industrie fruchtbar. Viele seiner Abhandlungen wurden in der von ihm 1862 begründeten ‚Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie’ veröffentlicht.

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        The Natural History of Man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family ... Fourth edition, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris

      London, New York, Paris & Madrid: H. Baillière [and others], 1855. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches). Half-tiles. 62 plates (57 hand-coloured) after George Catlin and others, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Original dark maroon sand-grained cloth, covers with borders blocked in blind, around large central blocked design, in gilt on the upper covers and blind on the lower, spines blocked in gilt, cream-glazed endpapers A fine copy of this considerably expanded edition of Prichard's important ethnographical work, with a selection of plates after George Catlin. In 1843 Prichard published his Natural History of Man, in which he reiterated his belief in the specific unity of man, pointing out that "the same inward and mental nature is to be recognized in all the races." The 1843 edition was published as a single volume with only 37 plates. The present fourth edition has been extended to two volumes and includes 25 more plates. Of the coloured plates, twenty show native North Americans and fourteen of these are after Catlin. BM (NH) IV, p.1614; cf. Sabin 65475.

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        Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'en 1789.

      Furne 18551860, Paris - 17 forts vol. in-8, demi chagrin vert, dos lisses ornés, des rousseurs. (Reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire dans une reliure d'une parfaite fraicheur. Nombreuses planches gravées h.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        [Manuscript]: The Diary of Dillon Henry Mapother, Cartographer and Printer, documenting his work in Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky from July 1, 1855 to February 9, 1856

      Octavo. 280pp. Bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled papercovered boards with ruled blank leaves. The spine back is worn away, both boards are detached (held in place with clear tape), several pages are detached, else very good overall: all of the near-daily entries are present. Housed in a modern cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label titled in gold.An extensive diary and journal written by Dillon Henry Mapother, an Irish-born Midwestern American cartographer and printer. Signed and dated by Mapother on the front fly leaf ("Columbus, Ohio / Sunday, July 1st 1855"). The diary consists of approximately 58,000 words, spanning a seven-month period about five years after his arrival in the United States from Ireland.Born in 1832, Mapother had earned a degree in civil engineering before his immigration to America in 1850. He settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he established a successful surveying and printing business in partnership with Henry Hart: Hart & Mapother, Civil Engineers and Lithographers. The diary begins when Mapother is on the road, in residence at the American Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, where he is at work surveying the city for a map to be published by his firm (in 1856). He also travels to Chicago to work on another map, and then returns to Louisville. Being a single young man, Mapother describes both his work and various social engagements and experiences, including meetings with young ladies and occasional "romps" in the cellar of the Hotel. He also comments on the important events of the day, including a vivid description of some violent riots instigated by the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing party.Beginning his account on 1 July 1855, Mapother describes his days at work drawing and surveying, as he makes his way block by block through the streets of Columbus, and his evenings socializing with colleagues and local acquaintances, playing cards, chess, or billiards. He often receives proofs of other maps in process from his partner Hart to check and correct, including, among others, proof copies of maps of Covington and Louisville, Kentucky, and of Nashville, Tennessee. He is present in the streets of Columbus on July 4th when a large group of German immigrants from the Turner Society was assaulted by a mob of Know-Nothings, resulting in one death and numerous injuries:"Returning up High St. we saw a large crowd at the American and learned that the Dutch whom we saw pass just as we started had on returning round Front St. to High, were attacked with stones at corner of [Town?] Street and had fired on the assailants killing one man & wounding others and on going to the Drug Store where the worst wounded had been taken we saw them carry him out dead then going up to the American we stood and heard the speakers in various knots and one man who had seen Foster shot & he said he had seen him throw 2 stones altho others said he did not. There is no knowing the truth in the present excitement. The Marshall and police are out after the Turners and have arrested 16 already. Will was there when some of the firing took place but saw nothing of the man shot ... An excited crowd has just passed and there's no knowing whether it will end here for tonight. I hope this state of affairs will lead to nothing worse. The Know Nothings are to blame for it all; if that society had never been started none of this would have taken place."He records another incident between immigrants and the Know-Nothings in his diary on August 7: "Dreadful news from Louisville this morning when I opened the paper. More Know Nothingism. 2 Irishman hung & several killed on both sides." As a young Irish immigrant himself, he was clearly distressed by the news.He continues with his work about the city, delineating the area around the State Penitentiary, the "Deaf & Dumb Asylum," and "Dutchtown." In the evenings, he and his friends Jim (a local clerk and fellow resident at the American Hotel) and John Joyce (a hardware dealer at the firm of Kilbourne, Kuhns & Co.), share ale and oysters at the local drinking establishments and spend their time discussing life, books, and politics. Early in the diary, Dillon makes a pledge to give up alcohol and tobacco for a year, and briefly switches to lemonade when gathering with his friends. But his resolve gives way after only a few weeks. He also mentions meetings with young ladies and occasional "romps" in the cellar, when the candlelight is blown out, though not all of his advances are met with equal enthusiasm.Henry Hart arrives from Louisville and the two men meet with the famous Columbus architect Nathan Kelley, then at work on the new State Capital, to discuss how to represent the future building on the map. Hart and Mapother also approach prominent people in town, offering to put their houses or businesses on the map in return for orders:"Kelsey took us over just as I met Riley and introduced us to the Governor who would not subscribe for any maps until the new State House was finished, this was a little of a damper but Kelsey had said he'd take 2 or 3 copies which was good for a beginning and just after coming out we met Kelsey again who pointed out Sullivan at the door of the American and we pitched one to him showed him the draught and proposed to put on a view of his house and give him 6 copies for $100, he said he would follow us up to Grahams office & did so after a few minutes and finally agreed to pay the sum we asked ... ." (The final version of the Columbus map, published in 1856, included multiple views of the prominent buildings in the city). By August 30th they had accumulated 102 subscribers for the map.The firm was also charged with creating two new views of the city: "After supper loafed awhile with Jim Joyce and at 7 went down to the meeting of the Committee on the map to which we were summoned by Mr. Hume. At about 8 they were all assembled and not long deliberation was required to order the recommendation of having 25 copies and 2 views subscribed for by the city." Mapother continues to add to the plats of the city, sketching in the Esther Institute (a boarding school for girls), and a perspective bill of Gill's house, before returning to Louisville in late September. There he negotiates with Robyn Co. to print 2000 lithographic copies of the map for $75.By mid-November, Mapother is in Chicago at work on another map. He visits the Court House where he discovers "on comparing the plots with those Gray & Ben had put on the map I found they all needed comparison & correction ... ." In Chicago he visits the theater, makes several friends, and negotiates with local tradesmen: "[S]topped in at Burley's to buy a piece of India rubber and as Mr. Burley happened to serve me himself I thought I'd ask him how many of the new edition he would want and after some conversation he asked me to write Hart and ask him how much he would sell the edition of 100 for and also how much he would sell the whole thing for Stones copyright and all." Unable to make a deal with Burley, Mapother says: "I went and saw D.B. Cook in the hopes of selling the edition to him but he said he had now more work on hand than he could get along with ... ." By late December, he returns to Louisville where he spends his time making revisions to various maps, going to the opera or playing billiards with friends, and negotiating for contracts with the city council.Of incidental interest, Dillon Mapother is the great-great grandfather of the actor Tom Cruise (who was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV), by way of Mapother's marriage to Mary Pauline Russell Cruise in 1858.In any event, throughout the diary, Mapother provides detailed descriptions of his map making and business skills, and presents a vivid picture of his life as a recent immigrant to America. Neatly and densely written throughout, Mapother gives a compelling account of his formative period as a rising cartographer in the Midwest. A cartographer's diary of this length and detail are rare. .

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. By Beverley R. Morris, Esq., A.B., M.D., T.C.D., Mem: Wern: Club

      London: Groombridge & Sons, Paternoster Row, 1855. iv, 252 p., 60 leaves of colored plates; 32 x 26 cm. Beverley Morris was a younger brother of Francis Morris, the famous ornithologist. "A collection of accounts of British game birds, with a statement of the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests, and notes on their value as articles of food. Most of the forms treated are figured on the hand-coloured plates (wood-engravings), made by B. Fawcett , who also printed the work, which has subsequently been issued in several editions...' (Anker 345). Nissen IVB, 644. Text and plates very good; original 3/4 leather binding has been rebacked and is becoming fragile. Stock#OB584 oversize.

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        [Manuscript]: The Diary of Dillon Henry Mapother, Cartographer and Printer, documenting his work in Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky from July 1, 1855 to February 9, 1856

      Octavo. 280pp. Bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled papercovered boards with ruled blank leaves. The spine back is worn away, both boards are detached (held in place with clear tape), several pages are detached, else very good overall: all of the near-daily entries are present. Housed in a modern cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label titled in gold.An extensive diary and journal written by Dillon Henry Mapother, an Irish-born Midwestern American cartographer and printer. Signed and dated by Mapother on the front fly leaf ("Columbus, Ohio / Sunday, July 1st 1855"). The diary consists of approximately 58,000 words, spanning a seven-month period about five years after his arrival in the United States from Ireland.Born in 1832, Mapother had earned a degree in civil engineering before his immigration to America in 1850. He settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he established a successful surveying and printing business in partnership with Henry Hart: Hart & Mapother, Civil Engineers and Lithographers. The diary begins when Mapother is on the road, in residence at the American Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, where he is at work surveying the city for a map to be published by his firm (in 1856). He also travels to Chicago to work on another map, and then returns to Louisville. Being a single young man, Mapother describes both his work and various social engagements and experiences, including meetings with young ladies and occasional "romps" in the cellar of the Hotel. He also comments on the important events of the day, including a vivid description of some violent riots instigated by the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing party.Beginning his account on 1 July 1855, Mapother describes his days at work drawing and surveying, as he makes his way block by block through the streets of Columbus, and his evenings socializing with colleagues and local acquaintances, playing cards, chess, or billiards. He often receives proofs of other maps in process from his partner Hart to check and correct, including, among others, proof copies of maps of Covington and Louisville, Kentucky, and of Nashville, Tennessee. He is present in the streets of Columbus on July 4th when a large group of German immigrants from the Turner Society was assaulted by a mob of Know-Nothings, resulting in one death and numerous injuries:"Returning up High St. we saw a large crowd at the American and learned that the Dutch whom we saw pass just as we started had on returning round Front St. to High, were attacked with stones at corner of [Town?] Street and had fired on the assailants killing one man & wounding others and on going to the Drug Store where the worst wounded had been taken we saw them carry him out dead then going up to the American we stood and heard the speakers in various knots and one man who had seen Foster shot & he said he had seen him throw 2 stones altho others said he did not. There is no knowing the truth in the present excitement. The Marshall and police are out after the Turners and have arrested 16 already. Will was there when some of the firing took place but saw nothing of the man shot ... An excited crowd has just passed and there's no knowing whether it will end here for tonight. I hope this state of affairs will lead to nothing worse. The Know Nothings are to blame for it all; if that society had never been started none of this would have taken place."He records another incident between immigrants and the Know-Nothings in his diary on August 7: "Dreadful news from Louisville this morning when I opened the paper. More Know Nothingism. 2 Irishman hung & several killed on both sides." As a young Irish immigrant himself, he was clearly distressed by the news.He continues with his work about the city, delineating the area around the State Penitentiary, the "Deaf & Dumb Asylum," and "Dutchtown." In the evenings, he and his friends Jim (a local clerk and fellow resident at the American Hotel) and John Joyce (a hardware dealer at the firm of Kilbourne, Kuhns & Co.), share ale and oysters at the local drinking establishments and spend their time discussing life, books, and politics. Early in the diary, Dillon makes a pledge to give up alcohol and tobacco for a year, and briefly switches to lemonade when gathering with his friends. But his resolve gives way after only a few weeks. He also mentions meetings with young ladies and occasional "romps" in the cellar, when the candlelight is blown out, though not all of his advances are met with equal enthusiasm.Henry Hart arrives from Louisville and the two men meet with the famous Columbus architect Nathan Kelley, then at work on the new State Capital, to discuss how to represent the future building on the map. Hart and Mapother also approach prominent people in town, offering to put their houses or businesses on the map in return for orders:"Kelsey took us over just as I met Riley and introduced us to the Governor who would not subscribe for any maps until the new State House was finished, this was a little of a damper but Kelsey had said he'd take 2 or 3 copies which was good for a beginning and just after coming out we met Kelsey again who pointed out Sullivan at the door of the American and we pitched one to him showed him the draught and proposed to put on a view of his house and give him 6 copies for $100, he said he would follow us up to Grahams office & did so after a few minutes and finally agreed to pay the sum we asked ... ." (The final version of the Columbus map, published in 1856, included multiple views of the prominent buildings in the city). By August 30th they had accumulated 102 subscribers for the map.The firm was also charged with creating two new views of the city: "After supper loafed awhile with Jim Joyce and at 7 went down to the meeting of the Committee on the map to which we were summoned by Mr. Hume. At about 8 they were all assembled and not long deliberation was required to order the recommendation of having 25 copies and 2 views subscribed for by the city." Mapother continues to add to the plats of the city, sketching in the Esther Institute (a boarding school for girls), and a perspective bill of Gill's house, before returning to Louisville in late September. There he negotiates with Robyn Co. to print 2000 lithographic copies of the map for $75.By mid-November, Mapother is in Chicago at work on another map. He visits the Court House where he discovers "on comparing the plots with those Gray & Ben had put on the map I found they all needed comparison & correction ... ." In Chicago he visits the theater, makes several friends, and negotiates with local tradesmen: "[S]topped in at Burley's to buy a piece of India rubber and as Mr. Burley happened to serve me himself I thought I'd ask him how many of the new edition he would want and after some conversation he asked me to write Hart and ask him how much he would sell the edition of 100 for and also how much he would sell the whole thing for Stones copyright and all." Unable to make a deal with Burley, Mapother says: "I went and saw D.B. Cook in the hopes of selling the edition to him but he said he had now more work on hand than he could get along with ... ." By late December, he returns to Louisville where he spends his time making revisions to various maps, going to the opera or playing billiards with friends, and negotiating for contracts with the city council.Of incidental interest, Dillon Mapother is the great-great grandfather of the actor Tom Cruise (who was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV), by way of Mapother's marriage to Mary Pauline Russell Cruise in 1858.In any event, throughout the diary, Mapother provides detailed descriptions of his map making and business skills, and presents a vivid picture of his life as a recent immigrant to America. Neatly and densely written throughout, Mapother gives a compelling account of his formative period as a rising cartographer in the Midwest. A cartographer's diary of this length and detail are rare. .

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        Gesamtansicht vom Ninoofse Poort ('Vue Générale De Bruxelles. Prise Près La Porte Ninove. - Belgic').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. H. Walter gedr. v. Lemercier b. Wild in Paris, um 1855, 41,5 x 59 BRÜSSEL (Bruxelles / Brussel): General view from Ninoofse Poort ('Vue Générale De Bruxelles. Prise Près La Porte Ninove. - Belgic'), oldcoloured lithography from H. Walter printed by Lemercier published Wild in Paris, um 1855, 41,5 x 59 cm (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Flower Fables

      New York: George W. Briggs & Co, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. 182 pp. Original blue cloth stamped gilt, yellow endpapers. Good condition. An unrestored copy with wear, chipping, and fraying to cloth along edges, thorough rubbing (especially to spine), and soiling to rear cover. New Year's gift inscription to fep dated January 1855. Some reading smudges and small stray stains, binding a little weak. All five plates and frontispiece present. The Little Women author's very first book, written when she was only 16, published in late December 1854 in a small run of 1,600. Rare.

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