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

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

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS

      Philadelphia, 1855. Contemporary American red morocco gilt, covers elaborately blocked with a paneled design, spines gilt with raised bands, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g. Extremities slightly scuffed. Text lightly browned as usual, occasional light finger soiling. Very good. The third octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format produced in 1836-44. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and coloring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA... has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of American Indians. The portrait plates are based on paintings by artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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`ex

      Paris, Schonenberger [1855] (Nr.: S. 996). - 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb, im Verein mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Mit historisch-topographischem Text. Erste (bis dritte) Abtheilung: von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz ( von Mainz bis Cöln - von Cöln bis ans Meer).

      Gustav Georg Lange,, Darmstadt, 1855 - 4 Bände. Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, 1855-1863. Gross-8°. 152 S. Mit 4 gest. Titel und 447 Stahlstichtafeln gestochen u.a. von Johann Kolb nach Ansichten von L. Rohbock, W.J. Cooke u.a. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verg. Rückentitel. Zweite Ausgabe. - Mit allen drei Teilen, der Rhein von den Quellen bis zum Meer mit über 400 dekorativen Ansichten. - Einbände etwas berieben. Sprache: Deutsch / German Halblederbände der Zeit mit verg. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        Allgemeine Weltgeschichte mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kirchen- und Staatengeschichte bis auf unsere Zeiten für alle Stände. Komplett in 9 Bänden. Verlag von G. Joseph Manz, Regensburg 1840-1855. Original Pappband (Hardcover) mit Leder-Rücken (Goldprägung) und Leder-Ecken. Ecken und Kanten etwas bestossen und insgesamt berieben. 13 x 21,5 cm. Jeder Band mit einem Stahlstich und etlichen Übersichts-Tafeln. Ex Libris Jos. Herr, Diekirchensis. Abgebildet ist der Band 1. Seiten teilweise stärker stockfleckig. Sonst gut erhalten. Die Bände im Einzelnen: 1. Allgemeine Geschichte des Altertums. 1840. 376 Seiten. 2. Allgemeine Geschichte des Mittelalters. Erster Theil. 1840. Etwas wasserfleckkig. 439 Seiten. 3. Allgemeine Geschichte des Mitt

      1855 - . 406 Seiten. Schrift: Fraktur (Alt-Deutsch). RARITÄT! 10100 gr.

      [Bookseller: Martina Berg (Die Bücher-Berg)]
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        Coleccion de las diferentes suertes y actitudes [Tauromaquia]

      1855 - GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco José de. Colección de las diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los toros, inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte por Goya [Tauromaquia]. Madrid: Calcografía de la Imprenta Nacional, 1855. Thirty-three etched and aquatinted plates on heavy wove paper; original printed paper front wrapper with etched portrait of Goya and original printed paper rear wrapper with table of contents bound in appropriately. BOUND WITH: Eight etched and aquatinted plates (portrait of Goya and seven additional bullfighting scenes) on heavy laid paper with Arches watermark. [Paris: Loizelet, 1876]. Oblong folio, contemporary brown cloth boards with gilt lettering, expertly rebacked and recornered in calf, retaining the original stitching. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $140,000.Rare second edition of Goya’s magisterial survey of the “fiesta nacional”â€"33 dramatic etched and aquatinted plates of bullfighting scenes in early impressions from the original plates etched by Goya. This copy bound with the seven additional plates published for the first time in the 1876 third edition.While most of Goya’s prints were conceived as series, only two such series were released during his lifetime: Caprichos and this, Tauromaquia, and consequently these works best reflect Goya’s own organization. These are “Goya’s most technically finished etchings and show the mastery of subtle effects he had gained through his experiments in The Disasters of War” (Tomlinson, 222). Only 33 plates were included in the initial issue of the series in 1816, released with the title Treinta y tres estampas que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros. A second editionâ€"the present copyâ€"was published in 1855, and a third was issued in Paris in 1876, with seven additional plates, under the title La Tauromachie. This second edition copy contains the complete 33 plates that appeared in both the first and second editions, finely printed here in black (umber) ink on wove paper, with the original front and rear printed paper wrappers bound in (with Goya’s engraved self-portrait on the front wrapper and the list of plates on the rear wrapper). In the 40-year interval between the appearance of the first edition and the printing of the second, it was inevitable that a few of the copperplates would have deteriorated slightly, apparently owing to the oxidization of the copper. For the most part, however, the plates are finely printed, beautiful impressions, retaining all the subtlety of Goya’s original designs in which he carefully mixed the techniques of aquatint, lavis, drypoint and burin. These second edition impressions are clearly superior to the heavily inked images pulled by Loizelet in the third edition some 20 years later (seven of which are included in this copy, making for convenient comparison between the two editions).At some point after the second edition the French engraver Loizelet bought the original Tauromaquia copperplates. Seven of the 33 plates had finished etchings on the reverse that Goya had made in preparation for the Tauromaquia but decided not to include as part of the final series. Loizelet was the first to publish these earlier designs, adding them to the original 33 in his edition printed in Paris in 1876, bringing the total number of images to 40. (Four other early plates remained unpublished.) According to Harris, Loizelet lettered the seven “new” plates A-G, and he issued these seven plates both with new impressions of the original 33 and separately, presumably for those who already owned a copy of the first or second edition. The seven “new” plates included in this copy are unlettered, possibly indicating early impressions. Loizelet printed his edition in dark sepia ink on laid paper with the Arches watermark.The title Goya gave to the series reflects an intention to depict different bullfighting maneuvers. However Goya also included within the etchings [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Enumeratio Corporum Animalium Musei Imperialis Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae. Classis Insectorum ordo Lepidopterorum.

      - Petropoli, Typis Acad. Scient. Imp., 1855-1863. 3 parts (bound in one). Royal-8vo (228 x 155mm). pp. xv, (1 blank), 97, (1 blank), (4); vi, (4), 67-112; (2), 99-144; iv, 145-161, (1 blank), (2), with 18 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, (spine renewed). A very scarce work of which the text is partly in French and Latin. Part 1 deals with 'Les Diurnes', part 2 with 'Lepidoptera Heterocera' and the third part, published posthumously, consists of unpublished material. The pagination of the monograph is confusing, it has however the same number of plates and pages as Horn & Schenkling. Édouard Ménétries (1802-1861) was a French entomologist. In 1826 Ménétires was invited to St Petersburg and became curator of the entomological collections of the Zoological Museum of the Academy of Sciences and the present work describes the butterflies of the collection. Together with Eduard von Eversmann, Fischer de Waldheim, Ménétries became one of the most important Russian entomologists.Provenance: Bookplate of Otto Bang-Haas and Japanese stamp of Kikumaro Okano on title.Horn-Schenkling 14933. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        La Chute Des Feuilles - The Fall of the Leaf - Das Laub fällt ab'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. Régnier n. Cottin aus Galerie pour rire b. Ferdinand Ebner in Berlin, Bulla in Paris, Gambart in London und Seitz in New York, um 1855, 44,5 x 51 Schlittschuhläufer (schaatser) auf dem Eis. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        ROUTE FROM LIVERPOOL TO GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY...TOGETHER WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF UTAH...ALSO, AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS' EMIGRATION FROM EUROPE

      Liverpool, 1855. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt. Light soiling to text, a few minor marginal stains, a few minor marginal tears. Very good. 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 1855...it 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Das allgemeine linguistische Alphabet.

      Berlin, Hertz, 1855. - Large 4to. (4), 64 pp., partly printed in red and black. Modern brown half cloth. First edition. - Rare work by the Egyptologist and linguist Carl R. Lepsius (1810-84), leader of the 1842/45 Prussian expedition to Egypt. In this treatise, he presented what must be regarded as one of the earliest attempts at a standardised phonetic alphabet for all languages - a function today fulfilled by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is still based primarily on the Latin alphabet. Among the many alphabetical systems which Lepsius takes into account are also Egyptian hieroglyphs as well as Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Sanscrit, Bengali, Armenian, Malay, Chinese, etc. - Somewhat browned and brownstained throughout with a noticeable waterstain. Some edge flaws. Title page shows library stamp of the Gymnasium of Venray, Netherlands. Kayser XIV, 24. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        [JAPANESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT SHOWING THE BLACK SHIPS OF COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY'S EXPEDITION ENTERING TOKYO HARBOR]

      [Tokyo, 1855. Old fold lines, some minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Large wood block print, comprised of two sheets, showing the disposition of the Japanese soldiers and ships in preparation for the arrival of Commodore Perry's American fleet, seen sailing into Tokyo harbor at the right side of the image. The top third of the print is comprised of text (in Japanese characters). Three large American ships dominate the right side of the print, while several smaller boats dot the rest of the harbor. The whole is dotted with Japanese characters, denoting various people and places around the harbor. Perry first arrived in Japan on July 8, 1853 with a fleet of four ships, flying his pennant on the steam frigate Susquehanna. This first visit lasted ten days and culminated on July 14 with Perry's presentation of a letter from the President of the United States to the Japanese commissioners. Perry then absented himself for seven months, returning on February 11, 1854 for a stay of over four months. He negotiated a treaty opening Japan to trade with the western world, providing for a U.S. consul in Japan, and protecting visiting ships and crews. Perry's visit to Japan remains one of the most important events in the diplomatic history between western and eastern nations. A handsome print, showing the Japanese side of this important historic event.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Zinkbergwerk Silbersand ('Mayen - Vue générale des mines de Silbersand').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38,5 Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        COLTON’S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP OF THE STATE OF MAINE, WITH PORTIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW BRUNSWICK, & CANADA

      New York: Colton & Company; Portland, Me.: C.C. Hall, 1855.. Folding pocket map, 40¾ x 33 inches. Full contemporary color. Several small separations at folds; minor foxing. Gilt-stamped leather cover worn, spine perished. Very good. One of the finest of all 19th-century maps of Maine, first published in 1852 as a wall map and present here in the first edition pocket map of 1855. "Colton found a ready market for railroad maps in the 1850s and it is not surprising that his first map of Maine is in this category" - Thompson. Thompson identifies this map as the fourth state of Colton's railroad map of Maine, which differs from the third state only in copyright date. The map shows fifteen (of an eventual sixteen) of Maine's counties, and includes a brief list of the state's population by city. A handsome copy of this important map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385. RUMSEY 2720. THOMPSON, MAPS OF MAINE 142.

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        HOFFMANN'S STRANGE STORIES From the German

      Boston: Burnham Brothers,. 1855. original decorated dark green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. Light wear at spine ends, a very good copy. A superior copy of an. uncommon book. (#151670). First edition. The first collection of Hoffmann's tales to be published in America, including many stories printed here for the first time in English. "While the publisher does not reveal sources, the probabilities are that this collection, like HOFFMANN'S FAIRY TALES (1857), was translated through a French intermediary version. This is the first English appearance in book form for many of these stories and the only appearance for a couple. The translation, however, is very bad. Several of the stories have been rewritten and do not represent Hoffmann's work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 825. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-40. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 204-05. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1547- 53. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1848-53 ("The Sandman"). Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 97-8. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1- 164. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07303.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Bern, 2. VII. 1855. - 8vo. 2 1/2 pp. Spuren einer alten Montierung an der Außenkante des zweiten Blattes. An den französischen Arzt Jules Cloquet (1790-1883), dem er zur Aufnahme ins Institut de France gratuliert; leider verhindere die aktuelle politische Situation eine Reise nach Paris, er habe seine Tochter zur Weltausstellung schicken müssen, da er selbst nicht fahren konnte: „[ ] J’ai appris, par notre ami commun, la bonne nouvelle. Je viens d’en recevoir une lettre qui m’annonce votre nomination à l’Institut. Je me réjouis de cette honorable distinction d’ailleurs si bien méritée, et je vous en fais mon bien sincère compliment.Je voudrais pouvoir, à cette occasion, vous serrer la main, mais les affaires fédérales me retiennent, et je ne sais, en vérité, quand il me sera permis de revoir la Capitale. J’ai résisté même à l’exposition que ma fille a été allée voir pour moi et dont elle ma conté des merveilles – du moins en ce qui concerne les beaux-arts; car les produits de l’industrie n’étaient pas encore étalés.Je sais que Madame Cloquet doit êtretrès heureuse devotre élection;elle me pardonnera donc d’oser vous prier de lui serrez la main pour moi, à ce sujet.Je vous prie aussi de vouloir bien me rappeler au bon souvenir de Mr. Drouyn de l’Hays, et de lui faire tous mes compliments quand vous aurez l’occasion de le voir [ ]".

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        [PASTEL PAINTING OF A SCENE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, PROBABLY THE COLUMBIA RIVER, WITH INDIANS LANDING CANOES ON A RIVERBANK, AND SNOWCAPPED MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE]

      Oregon or Washington, 1855. Signed lower left: "Gibbs." Framed and glazed in a period hardwood frame and gold gilt liner. The painting, with lovely, bright colors, is in excellent displayable condition. This beautiful painting of three Indians laying up two canoes on the bank of a river in wooded mountainous terrain is the work of George Gibbs (1815-73), ethnographer, mapmaker, geologist, historian, attorney, and, for nearly twelve years, an explorer, artist, and administrator in the Pacific Northwest. The scene is likely the western entrance to the Columbia River Gorge, with the Cascade Mountain Range in the near distance. The painting shares several geographic and artistic touchpoints with the annotated on-the-spot drawing from 1850 that Gibbs made farther east on the river at Oak Point, illustrated in David Bushnell's DRAWINGS BY GEORGE GIBBS IN THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1849-1851. The painting is signed in a slightly stylized version of the signature found throughout Gibbs' personal and professional papers. Gibbs learned to paint while attending the Round Hill School in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first experimental prep school in the country, founded by future historian George Bancroft, and Joseph Green Cogswell, later director of the first great public library in the United States, the Astor Library. Gibbs grew up surrounded by great American art. "Gibbs' father commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe; these portraits hung in Gibbs' childhood home at Sunswick Farms, Astoria, New York. Stuart also painted portraits of 'Colonel' George Gibbs and Laura Wolcott Gibbs, his parents" - Stephen Dow Beckham. Papers from Gibbs' adolescence indicate the development of his interest in science and in outdoor life; and one very interesting letter, a harbinger of a career to come, written in 1833 from Boston to his sister, Eliza, includes an account of seventeen-year-old Gibbs' encounter with John James Audubon (Wisconsin Historical Society): "Dear Sister, I have just returned from a visit to Mr. Audubon. THE Audubon. But I will tell you all in order. Saturday I went to see the prints of his birds at the Athenaeum. They are superb, of full size on elephant paper. Turkeys & eagles as well as small birds and large as life & the colouring & execution beautiful. They are all of them represented in the act of seizing their prey or in some natural and striking position. The landscapes birds butterflies animals etc are very fine. His son paints the flowers & branches of trees on which many rest, from nature, they are very beautiful. He has not near finished his collection, though about two hundred are done... "I killed [a moth] this morning with nitric acid, and by way of introduction agreed to take him to Mr. Audubon's & Aunt Ruth who had been before went to. Mr. A was unwell & we took the pleasure of seeing him. He is a complete original & a remarkable man. [Audubon was] extremely glad of the moth & Mr. A [illegible] that I would accept of a little shell he had picked up on the coast of Florida as a remembrance. [Audubon] has a large collection of stuffed birds as a reference for description. He showed me some of the original paintings. The feathers look like real ones every division accurately transferred...." Gibbs earned a Harvard law degree, then began a desultory, unenthusiastic, unprofitable law practice. "[In 1843, Gibbs became librarian of the New-York Historical Society], cataloging the collection and steering it toward an emphasis on American subjects. [Gibbs started another law firm], but his work for the historical society [which he genuinely enjoyed and committed himself to] absorbed more and more of his time. "The excitement over the discovery of gold in California finally dislodged Gibbs completely from his law practice, and in 1849 he left New York for St. Louis, Missouri. Joining a march of the Mounted Riflemen, he traveled overland from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon City. On the trip he made many drawings and kept a journal, portions of which were published in the New York papers. His lively entries described the climate and landscape, life in camp, and encounters with Sioux Indians and emigrants on the Oregon Trail. "Gibbs settled in Astoria, Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1850 he was appointed deputy collector of the port, but he resigned later that year in the aftermath of having embarrassed his superior by an overzealous prosecution of the customs laws. In 1851 he joined Reddick McKee on an expedition to draw up land treaties with Indian tribes west of the Sacramento Valley. In five months McKee's group met with nearly 10,000 Indians and concluded five treaties. Gibbs, who had already been interested in Indian languages, compiled vocabulary lists of fifteen indigenous tongues and worked on maps of the region. In 1852 he tried his hand at prospecting in northern California with less than impressive results. By the end of the year he was back in Astoria, again as a customs collector, but when Franklin Pierce took office in 1853, Gibbs lost his political appointment. "Gibbs soon found other work. In 1853 George B. McClellan hired him as a geologist and ethnologist to help survey a railroad route to the Pacific. In 1854 Gibbs left Oregon for good, settling near Fort Steilacoom in the Washington Territory on a farm he called 'Chetlah.' He was rarely there, however, continuing his surveying and conducting ethnological research. Working for the Indian Commission in the territory, Gibbs helped shape Indian policy. He argued for keeping Native Americans on their traditional homelands to preserve the cultural and linguistic diversity that he knew was dissolving quickly on reservations. He also campaigned for the use of Indian place names, which he often noted on the maps he made. Gibbs served briefly as the acting governor of Washington Territory and was appointed brigadier general of the militia in 1855. "In 1857 and 1858 Gibbs was again in the field, this time surveying the 49th parallel between the United States and Canada for the Northwest Boundary Survey. Working for Archibald Campbell, he traversed the border from the Pacific to the Rockies. Gibbs took every opportunity to add to his knowledge of Indian languages, and also collected animal, insect, and plant specimens, many of which he sent to scientists like Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray" - Bethany Neubauer, AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY. Raymond Settle's introduction to THE MARCH OF THE MOUNTED RIFLEMAN, which draws from the journals made by Gibbs and that expedition's leader, Major Osborne Cross, endorses the importance of Gibbs western sketches: "As an artist Gibbs exhibited considerable talent, both in sketching outdoor scenes and in drawing from life. He made what was perhaps the first drawing of Shoshone Falls, and sketched various scenes in eastern Oregon, on the Columbia River, and while crossing the Cascade Mountains...[In 1851, while associated with Oregon Territory Governor John P. Gaines in the making of treaties with the Calapooya Indians, and later that same year with Reddick McKee], Gibbs made many drawings...numerous drawings." Bushnell notes that Gibbs' sketches of the Pacific Northwest impressed Seth Eastman, who incorporated them into his own work. Eastman's sepia drawing, "Humboldt, California, 1851," later made into an engraving for Schoolcraft, is annotated: "S. Eastman from a sketch by G. Gibbs" (SETH EASTMAN - A PORTFOLIO OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, pl. 47). George Gibbs authored, usually under the imprimatur of the Smithsonian Institution, several important books on Indian languages and dialects, and tribal life, in the Pacific Northwest. His scholarship in such works as NOTES ON THE TINNEH OR CHEPEWYAN INDIANS OF BRITISH AND RUSSIAN AMERICA (1867) and ALPHABETICAL VOCABULARIES OF THE CLALLAM AND THE LUMMI (1863) was so meticulously researched and well-illustrated that historian William Goetzmann calls Gibbs "one of the founders of scientific studies in the Far West." Gibbs' notes and interpretations of 19th-century treaties between Indian tribes and federal and state governments (the drafts for those treaties are often in his handwriting) are used to this day to argue lawsuits involving American Indian interests, many concerning the building of casinos on reservation lands Gibbs wrote books concerning American law. His propagandist history of the Federalist Party, MEMOIRS OF THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF WASHINGTON AND JOHN ADAMS (1846) began as a biographical study of his great-grandfather, Declaration of Independence signer Oliver Wolcott, the senior, and his grandfather, Oliver Wolcott, United States Treasury Secretary and Connecticut governor. Terrible health, rheumatic gout, kept Gibbs out of the U.S. Army during the Civil War, though he did volunteer. "He became an important member of the Loyal National League and the Loyal Union Club. During the latter part of his life he lived in Washington, D.C. ['in the Smithsonian tower!' (Beckham)], where his extensive knowledge of the northwestern Indians [and his collection of their artifacts] was often employed by the Smithsonian Institution" - DAB. Artwork by George Gibbs is rarely found in the marketplace. Artnet and AskArt do not report any works having come into the market. He donated the majority of his western sketches to the Smithsonian Institution. The Peabody Museum at Harvard University owns a small holding of his sketches, as does the National Park Service collection at Fort Vancouver. Aside from the present example, we are not familiar with any other large scale painting by Gibbs - nor is the leading authority on Gibbs, Lewis and Clark College professor Stephen Dow Beckham, who has written about Gibbs since his 1970 dissertation, "George Gibbs, 1815-1873: Historian and Ethnologist" - making this newly discovered, quite gorgeous, picture a significant addition to the art canon of the American Northwest.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL Y NATURAL DE LAS INDIAS, ISLAS Y TIERRA- FIRME DEL MAR ODEANO "COTEJADA CON EL CODICE ORIGINAL, ENRIQUE-CIDA CON ENMIENDAS Y ADICIONES DEL AUTOR POR JOSE AMADOR DE LOS RIOS

      Madrid, 1855. Half titles. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary tree calf, raised bands, neatly rebacked with original gilt spines laid down, gilt morocco labels. 20th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper of the first volume and half title of the fourth volume. Plates slightly browned and foxed, text generally clean. A very good set. The first complete edition of Oviedo, publishing much of the manuscript for the first time, and containing the first full-length printing of the sections originally published in Spain in 1526, 1535, and 1547. "Contains so much material not included in the original Spanish editions...that it may properly be included in this compilation as a new work" - Howes. Edited by Jose Amador de los Rios, this comprehensive edition also adds maps, a bibliography, and an excellent biography of Oviedo. Palau characterizes this edition as "magnifica en todos conceptos, tanto por el merito historico y literario como por la presentacion nitida y correcta." Oviedo's account of events differs considerably from that of Las Casas; indeed, the two found themselves on opposite sides in many matters, including the debate concerning the nature and rights of the Indians. A Spanish official and courtier, Oviedo proved to be an acute observer of the natural history of the New World. He spent almost twenty years in Panama, Colombia, and on Hispaniola, and observed with great interest the Indians and the animal and vegetable life of the new lands. To him we owe the first extant descriptions of many New World species, as well as the best picture of what the New World was like in the early 1500s. "This is the source from which most literary writers have drawn their accounts of the early occurrences in the New World" - Church.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Reprint works in Houssiaux which bought the bottom of the library Furne, in which the works were originally published, he completed the three new volumes (Theater, comical tales ...) that appear for the first time in the works in 1855 and not in 1853. The edition will be reprinted in 1855 and 1870.Binding half black shagreen strictly vintage. Back with nerves decorated with nets on the nerves and a golden frame for the title and the volume number. Titles and volume numbers gilded. Some rubbed caps, sometimes with tiny gaps leather, but very beautiful set in a good vintage binder (which is already rare) and moreover in a very nice freshness (very few small scattered spots) d a good white paper (prints, printed on different paper (strong) are often more yellow. The Volume XII was bound in brown shagreen and not green, although in the same leather and using the same paper, in addition to the cold irons are significantly different.Illustrated book of 145 boards inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and rare illustrations in-text.As always with these editions of the complete works, ours has, one is tempted to say "naturally" some notable features.Volume I: 6 figures including Balzac portrait.Volume II: 7 figuresVolume III: 7 figures.Volume IV: 6 figures. 1855Volume V: 7 figuresVolume VI: 8 figuresVolume VII: 8 figuresVolume VIII: 4 figuresVolume IX: 6 figures.Volume X: 8 figuresVolume XI: 8 figuresVolume XII: 6 figures. 1855. Hedges present. shagreen brown (close to the green but darker shade), but even binding and even bookbinder.Volume XIII: The 6 figures delivered at the end of Volume XX are present, they did not appear until 1855.Volume XIV: 10 figuresVolume XV: 6 figuresVolume XVI: 5 figuresVolume XVII: 5 figures. 1852. Furne.Volume XVIII: 16 figures. 1855Volume XIX: 4 figures. 1855Volume XX: 4 figures. 1855. Frontispiece General in fine before the preface of George Sand (lack most of the time): Complete works. The human comedy.Beautiful copy in a good vintage binding. Houssiaux 1870 In-8 (13,5x21,8cm) 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés

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        WETZLAR. "Wetzlar und Umgebung". Gesamtansicht (ca. 14 x 25 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. Hölzer nach J. Gerlach, um 1855, 37 x 48 cm. Die Teilansichten in Oval mit floraler Umrandung zeigen: Schloss Braunfels, Ruine Karlsmunt, Werthers Linde in Garbenheim, Werthers Brunnen, Kloster Altenberg, Monument des Erzherzogs Karl, "Am Thiergarten", Försterei Stoppelberg und Werthers Haus. - Kleine Randeinrisse sorgfältig geschlossen. Seltenes Souvenirblatt der Werther-Stadt Wetzlar.

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        Vues d`Eisenach - Eisenach. Album mit sechs radierten Blättern von C. Hummel und einer in Stahl gestochenen anonymen Ansicht von Wilhelmsthal.

      Eisenach, Jacobi, o. J. (ca 1855 - 7 Original-Radierungen und zahlreiche eingebundene unbeschriebene Blätter. 8° quer, privater Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepräter Rücken- und Vorderdeckeltitelei. Gewidmetes Geschenkexemplar der Helene zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin (französisch: Hélène de Mecklembourg-Schwerin, 1814-1858) für den französischen Historiker und Politiker Charles-Alcée Campan (1800-1877), in Handschrift auf aufgesetztem Aufkleber der Zeit: "à M. C. A. Campan Don de Mme Duchesse d`Orléans", weiterhin mit großer goldgeprägter Widmung der Herzogin auf dem Vorderdeckel: "Don des A. Royale Madams la Duchesse d`Orléans". Auf dem ersten Vorsatzblatt mit handschriftlichem wohl eigenen Namenszug von Campan! Auf dem Rücken datiert mit 1855. - Dem Album, das wohl eigentlich eine Art Notizbuch darstellt, wurden die sechs Ansichten von Hummel der Wartburg und ein anonymer Stahlstich von Wilhelmsthal vorgebunden! Die Titel der Eisenach/Wartburg-Ansichten wie folgt: "Die Wartburg von der Ostseite", "Hof der Wartburg", "Eisenach von der Ostseite", "Das Marienthal bei Eisenach", "Im Annathal bei Eisenach", "Landgrafenschlucht". In einem geschmackvoll gebundenem schwarzen Halbledereinband gebunden. Die Ansichten nur sehr leicht gebräunt, das lackierte Vorsatzblatt oxidiert und teils gedunkelt, die Kanten und am Rücken etwas beschabt. - Unikales Exemplar mit vorzüglicher Provinienz aus dem französischen Hochadel! Die deutsche Prinzessin Helene zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin war die Tochter des Erbprinzen Friedrich Ludwig (1778-1819) und seiner Frau Prinzessin Karoline Luise von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1786-1816), dritte Tochter des Großherzogs Carl August und Prinzessin Luise von Hessen-Darmstadt. Am 30. Mai 1837 heiratete Prinzessin Helene Luise auf Château de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau den Thronfolger Ferdinand Philippe d`Orléans, duc de Chartres (1810-1842), ältester Sohn des letzten französischen Königs Louis Philippe und dessen Gattin Prinzessin Maria Amalia von Neapel-Sizilien. Am 13. Juli 1842 verstarb ihr Ehemann infolge eines Kutschunfalls. Dieser Todesfall löste einen Streit innerhalb der königlichen Familie aus, bei dem es um die Einsetzung eines Regentschaftsrates ging. Diese Planungen waren aufgrund des hohen Alters des Königs unumgänglich. Hauptgegner waren seine Witwe und sein Bruder, Louis d`Orléans, duc de Nemours, der sich dann auch durchsetzte. Allerdings kam die Regentschaft aufgrund der weiteren Entwicklung nicht zum Tragen. Nach dem erfolglosen Versuch, durch ihren Auftritt vor der französischen Nationalversammlung am 24. Februar 1848 den Thron für ihren älteren Sohn Louis Philippe Albert d`Orléans, comte de Paris zu erstreiten, floh sie und ließ sich in Eisenach nieder, wo sie 1851 die Ehrenbürgerschaft erhielt. Zeitweise hielt sie sich auch in England bei der Familie Ludwig Philipps auf. Helene, duchesse d`Orléans, starb am 17. Mai 1858 an den Folgen einer verschleppten Grippe in Richmond und wurde in Weybridge bestattet. Im Jahr 1876 wurde ihr Leichnam nach St-Louis de Dreux (Chapelle royale) in Dreux umgebettet. Quelle: Wikipedia. - Demi-chagrin et plats de papier chagriné bleu, plat sup. avec mention "Don de S.A. Royale Madame la Duchesse d`Orléans" [i.e. Hélène de Mecklembourg-Schwerin] (rel. frottée, gardes plombées, qqs rouss. au verso de qqs pl., dernière pl. lég. brunie). 6 eaux-fortes non signées, publiées à Eisenach, Jacobi, [c. 1855] et 1 eau-forte représentant le "Wilhelmsthal"; mention d`app. Charles-Alcée Campan. Charles-Alcée Campan (Bordeaux 1800-1877 Bruxelles), politicien et historien, débuta sa carrière de journaliste en France avec l`économiste Henri Fonfrède avant d`habiter Bruxelles où il fut l`un des créateurs des journaux "L`Union libérale" et de "L`Indépendant" et gérant de la" Librairie parisienne". Il resta quelques années à Bruxelles, se liant d`amitié avec le Premier ministre Sylvain Van de Weyer et devint le secrétaire du Ministre de l`intérieur Jean-François Tielemans. De retour à Bordeaux, sa position ouvertement dé [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÖCKMÜHL/OA Neckarsulm. "Möckmühl von der Südseite". Gesamtansicht über die Jagst, rechts Pavillon mit Zechern.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von C. Obach nach G. Engel bei G. Küstner, um 1855, 25 x 35 cm. Schefold 5236. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung mit breitem weißen Rand. In alte Waschgoldleiste gerahmt.

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        Gesamtansicht unterhalb der Eisenbahnbrücke aufgenomen; links St. Stephan, Dom mit der Mollerschen Kuppel; rechts Schiffsmühlen u. Schiffsbrücke.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 26,5 x 44,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Autograph receipt signed.("Elisabeth").

      Vienna, 17. XI. 1855. - Folio. ½ p. A receipt for the Imperial Court's Disbursements Bureau: confirms having received her monthly apanage of 8333 guilders and 20 kreuzers (her allowance for November 1855 out of a guaranteed yearly "Spenadelgeld" of 100,000 guilders). These funds, essentially the Empress's allowance for all her private expenditures, had formed an explicit part of the marriage contract. This is a particularly early example, signed but one and a half years after her wedding with Emperor Franz Joseph. - Folded; archival notes. Very rare: the records of the Court's Disbursements Bureau were discarded in 1923. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Wiesbaden-Biebrich. - Schloßansicht. - "Biebrich".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Farblithografie über Tonplatte, um 1855. Von Jakob Ludwig Buhl, nach Peter Becker. 24,5 x 40,8 cm (Darstellung) / 34,4 x 51,0 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt "Biebrich". Ferner die Verlags- und Künstlerangaben "Nach der Natur gez. v. P. Becker" und "Gedr. bei E. G. May & Wirsing" sowie "Lith. von J. Buhl". Ferner "Verlag u. Eigentum von E. G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt a/M.". - Schöne Ansicht des Rheinufers mit dem Biebricher Schloss und dem Blick auf die Stadt im Hintergrund. Das Schloss zählt heute zu den bedeutendsten Barockschlössern am Rhein. Erbaut zwischen 1700 und 1750 war es die Residenz der Nassauischen Herrschaftshäuser. Zur Zeit dieser Ansicht diente es noch als Sommerresidenz für Herzog Adolf von Nassau. Das seit 1926 zu Wiesbaden gehörende Gebiet ist mit dem Schloßgarten heute öffentlich und im Schloss selber fungieren diverse Behörden. - Insgesamt gut erhalten. Jakob Ludwig Buhl (1821 Neustadt a.d. Haardt - 1880 Frankfurt am Main). Deutscher Maler, Kupferstecher, Radierer, Stahlstecher, Lithograph. Schüler Johann Wilhelm Schirmers und des Kupferstechers Xaver Steifensands an der Düsseldorfer Kunstkademie, später bei Carl Ludwig Frommel in Karlsruhe tätig. 1846 Niederlassung in Frankfurt. In seinen Zeichnungen, Gemälden und Stichen widmet er sich vor allem Ansichten des bayerisches Hochlands, der Rheingegenden sowie Thüringens. Peter Becker (lebte und arbeitete in Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker.

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        Manuscript notebook account of the last months of his wife Mary's life.

      - Hagley Hall: 1855-1857. 8vo. 69 pp. Manuscript. Bound in limp cloth, faded, especially at backstrip. Marbled edges. In very good conditon. A "Victorian deathbed account" of Mary Lyttleton, née Gladstone, sister-in-law to Prime Minister W.E. Gladstone, compiled by her husband George Lyttleton. According to DNB a few copies of this manuscript were made for the family, not for publication or even distribution outside the immediate family, perhaps due to sensitivity to the mental health issues of Lord Lyttelton who eventually succeeded in committing suicide. DNB notes: "Lyttelton's wife, Mary, died in 1857, exhausted by childbearing and leaving eight sons and four daughters. The third son, Neville Gerald Lyttelton, had a military career; the fifth son, Arthur Temple Lyttelton, was a bishop; the eighth son, Alfred Lyttelton, became colonial secretary; and the seventh son, Edward Lyttelton, was a schoolmaster and a cricketer. The second daughter, Lucy Caroline [see Cavendish, Lucy Caroline, under Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles], was a churchwoman and promoter of women's education, as was the third daughter, Lavinia [see Talbot, Lavinia]. On occasion, the family fielded a full cricket eleven of Lytteltons." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l?électrisation localisée et de son application à la physiologie, à la pathologie et à la thérapeutique. Accompagné de 108 Figures intercalés dans le texte.

      A Paris, Chez J.-B. Baillière 1855. - 8°. XII, 926 SS. 108 Textillustrationen in Holzstich. HLn. (später; OInterims-Brosch.-Vorderdeckel mit eingebunden, dieser mit Besitzerstempel) mit vergold. Rückentitel u. marmorierten Deckeln. Erste Ausgabe / Edition originale. Seiten v.a. in den äussersten Lagen und marginal unterschiedlich etwas stockfleckig (wenig gravierend), einzelne saubere (eher blasse) Unterstreichungen. Etwas Alters- und Lagerungs-, eher wenig Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft weitgehend sauberes, sehr ordentliches Exemplar. ?Diriger et limiter la puissance électrique dans les organes, c?est ouvrir à l?observation un champ inexploré. La localisation de cette puissance permet, en effet, d?étudier certaines propriétés physiologiques des organes, ainsi que leurs perturbations pathologiques. Telle a été l?idée mère des recherches que je poursuis depuis une dizaine d?années. L?agent électrique et l?influx nerveux, ai-je pensé, sans être identiques, ont entre eux une grande analogie; cependant la volonté ne possède pas au même degré que l?électrisation localisée le povoir de limiter la force nerveuse dans chaque organe. Par conséquent, si l?on parvenait à localiser l?action de l?électricité, on devrait s?attendre à lui voir développer des phénomènes nouveaux, plus ou moins différents de ceux que produit la volonté. Cette idée, qui s?offrait à mon esprit avec un avenir si riche, est aujour?hui réalisée. Depuis longtemps, en effet, on me voit arrêter à mon gré la puissance électrique à la surface du corps, ou lui faire traverser la peau sans l?exciter, concentrer son action dans un tronc ou dans un filet nerveux, dans un muscle ou dans un faisceau musculaire. Appliquée à la physiologie, à la pathologie et à la thérapeutique, cette méthode d?électrisation m?a donné des résultats scientifiques et pratiques de la plus haute importance et qui on dépassé mes prévisions.? (p. V). ? Guillaume Benjamin Duchenne [de Boulogne] (Boulogne sur Mer 1806?1875 Paris), médecin électrologiste français. Il fut l?initiateur de l?électricité médicale, tant au point de vue thérapeutique qu?à celui du diagnostic. Il individualisa de la sorte d?importantes maladies nerveuses, telles que l?ataxie locomotrice, la paralysie musculaire progressive, la paralysie glosso-labio-laryngée, et étudia la physiologie des émotions. Il est un des fondatuers de la neuropathologie et a influencé Charcot et l?école de la Salpertrière.? (Gr. Larousse enc., 4, 1961). ? Duchenne führte die moderne Elektrotherapie und Elektrodiagnostik ein und beschrieb mehrere Nervenkrankheiten wie z.B. Erb-Duchennesche Lähmung, Duchenne-Aransche Muskelatrophie (Brockh. 1968; ausführlicher: Brockh. 1896). Er war ?der Pionier der französischen Neurologie des 19. Jahrhunderts [.]. Er beschrieb die bulbäre Paralyse, erklärte die Poliomyelitis als Folge von Schädigungen der Vorderhörner und bezeichnete Schädigungen des Rückenmarkhinterstrangs als Ursache der Tabes. Von einem unbezwinglichen Forschungsdrang getrieben, ging er vierzig Jahre lang in den Abteilungen der Pariser Krankenhäuser ein und aus. Schüchtern und ein schlechter Redner, hatte er nie eine offizielle Stellung inne; sein Genie wurde während seiner Lebenszeit kaum erkannt.? (E. A. Ackerknecht, Kurze Geschichte der Medizin. 1959, p. 163; ähnlich auch K. Sudhoff, Kurzes Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin. 3./4. Aufl. 1922, p. 467). ? Duchenne befasste sich relativ früh und erfolgreich mit der Verwendung von Elektrizität (galvanischer und faradischer Strom) zur Erkennung von Krankheiten der peripheren Nerven und der Muskulatur, und zwar Jahrzehnte bevor diese Energiequelle nach 1880 durch die Glühlampe ihren Aufschwung auch in Technik und Gesellschaft nahm. Er ?hat in seiner 1855 publizierten Schrift [.] neben der Möglichkeit, elektrischen Strom für die Behandlung umschriebener Nerven- und Muskelgruppen einzusetzen, auch angeregt, diesen für diagnostische Zwecke zu nutzen.? (H. Goerke, Medizin und Technik. 1988, p. 97; dazu und zum Zusammenhang zwischen Duchennes Arb [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro à Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 à 1847, sixième partie. Botanique: WEDDELL, H.A. Chloris Andina. Essai d'une flore de la région alpine des Cordillères de l'Amérique du Sud.

      - Paris, P. Bertrand, 1855-57. 2 volumes in 16 parts. 4to (320 x 250mm). pp. (12), 231; 316, with 91 lithographed plates. Unbound in original printed wrappers. The complete botanical section of this important expedition to South America, 'one of the most valuable contributions of its kind .' (Wood). "This monumental work is today still of great scientific content ." (Barba de Moraes p. 168). The first monograph to describe the alpine flora of the Andes mountains. Hugh Algernon Weddell (1819-1877) was born in Painswick near Gloucester and moved to France. As a student he developed a strong interest in botany and accompanied A. de Jussieu on numerous botanizing expeditions. "Castelnau's expedition was engaged primarily in the scientific exploration of Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and Weddell's main occupation was plant collecting. From Brazil alone, he sent more than 3000 specimens back to Paris. In his five years of work in the New World, Weddell had travelled thousands of miles and had actually crossed the Andean Cordillera nine times, hiking through the perpetual snow of extreme altitudes" (Rare Books from MBG Library). The drawings (probably based in part on sketches by Weddell) are by Alfred Riocreux, who also lithographed them. The wrappers are a bit worn. Circular library stamp of the Academie de Macon on wrappers and titles as well in the margin of some text leaves and plates.Stafleu & Cowan 16.948; Brasilien Bibliothek I, 450. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BAUTZEN. "Bautzen und seine Kirchen". Gesamtansicht (13 x 22 cm), umgeben von 8 Teilansichten.

      - Gouachierte Lithographie von J. Möckel bei H. Schmidt, Dresden, 1855, 33,5 x 48,5 cm. Die Ansichten des Souvenirblattes zeigen die Bürgerschule, Waisenhaus, Taucher, die Kirchen St. Michael, St. Petri, St. Maria Martha (Garnisonskirche), Kirche zu unserer lieben Frau und zum heiligen Geist. - Faltspuren sorgfältig geglättet. Schönes, eiweißgehöhtes Kolorit.

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        Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

      - London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an explanatory leaf of text. Contemporary half cloth, pictorial title on frontcover. First and only edition of Hooker's second work on Himalayan plants illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch, the most famous botanical artist of the Victorian era. The superbly illustrated title shows thirty different species of Himalayan plants. The book was to be published with the financial support of Cathcart (with whom Hooker had stayed in Bengal) and to be distributed free to 'the principal botanists and scientific establishments in Europe'. However, Carthcart died 49 years old, on his way back to London, at Lausanne. The book was then financed by the family as well as by others.The book had 176 subscribers amongst which Charles Darwin to whom Hooker had dedicated his 'Himalayan Journals' (1854). The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists and were redrawn by Fitch to correct 'the stiffness and want of botanical knowledge displayed by the native artists who executed most of the originals' (from the Introduction). "For the title page of the book, Fitch created a design of thirty different species of Himalyan flora. Other pages, vibrant with colour, illustrate such plants as the purple 'Magnolia campbellii', or the 'Querrcus lamellosa'. The Victorians loved superlatives, and they loved this book. Not only did it contain Fitch's best work, but it was also one of the finest flower books ever produced. It created a sensation in 1855 when it sold for 5 guineas." (J. Lewis, Walter Hood Fitch, a celebration p. 16).Great Flower Books, p. 60; Nissen BBI, 910; Stafleu & Cowan 2973. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TSU JOH SHOKUBUTSU: DICTIONARY OF COMMON JAPANESE PLANTS. A Dictionary of Useful Fruiting, Edible & Pharmalogical Plants.

      AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE BOTANY [Tokyo 1855 - Fukyu Sha]. Blue stitched wrs., covers soiled,contents very clean, title slip half gone, 58 double foldedleaves, 105 b.w. woodcut illustrations, hand printed on handmade Washi paper, 15 x 22 cm., Japanese text. FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        La Fance illustrée. Atlas contenant tous les départements et les plans des chefs-lieux.

      Paris, Gustave Barba, ca. . 1855 - 4 Bll. Mit 104 altkolorierten, doppelblattgroßen oder mehrf. gefalteten Karten und Plänen in Stahlstich. Quart (29x20 cm) Halblederband der Zeit, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Buntpapiervorsätze. ** Vollständiger Atlas von Frankreich mit den detailreichen Karten und Plänen - in schönem Flächenkolorit - von Malte-Brun. Der Atlas enthält 4 Gesamtkarten von Frankreich (davon 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte), 96 Karten der Départements u. Pläne von Marseille, Dijon, Louviers, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris, Versailles, Saint-Germain etc. sowie Karten der Kolonien (Colonies d'Amérique, Colonies d'Asie, Colonies d'Afrique) u. von Sardinien. * Einband beschabt. Fest gebunden. Textblätter stockfleckig. Stahlstiche nur leicht fleckig, die große Plänen in den Knickstellen teils sorgfältig unterlegt. Alle Karten auf festem Papier gedruckt, auf Stege gebunden und gut u. sauber erhalten. (SW: Atlas - Frankreich - Stahlstichkarten) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Campaign in the Crimea

      London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, 1855. First. Hardcover. VG. Simpson, William. An historical sketch. 112 pp illustrated with forty lithographed plates (frontis plus 39 full page plates throughout text) from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson. The plates were designed to illustrate Simpson's "Seat of War in the East." Original highly gilt front and blindstamped rear covers relaid on new binding. Top and bottom of spine also relaid with new spine showing through middle. All edges gilt.

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Hafen; im Vgr. Soldaten aus Großbritannien während des Krimkrieges ('Kertch From The North.').

      - altkolorierter Lithographie v. E. Walker gedr. b. Day & Son n. W. Simpson b. Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. in London; Goupil in Paris u. Otto Weigel in Leipzig, dat. 1855, 31 x 47,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Alexandre Houssiaux, 1855. Fine. Alexandre Houssiaux, Paris 1855, 14,5x22cm, 20 volumes reliés. - New edition of the complete works of the author. Binders half grief fir, back smooth decorated with large nets set cold nerves, as well as nets, dots and golden dishes handmade paper, some tiny lace friction. Book decorated boards inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and rare illustrations in-text. Foxing affecting some slips. Nice together nicely established slightly later binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des oeuvres complètes de l'auteur, à la date de 1855. Reliures en demi chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, plats de papier à la cuve, quelques infimes frottements et coins émoussés, reliures de la fin du XIXème siècle. Ouvrage orné de 139 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Rousseurs affectant certains feuillets. Voici la liste de ces volumes:  Tome I : 1855.  6 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 1855. 7 figures Tome III : 1855. 6 figures. Tome IV : 1855. 6 figures. Tome V : 1855. 8 figures Tome VI : 1855. 8 figures Tome VII : 1855. 8 figures Tome VIII : 1855. 8 figures Tome IX : 1855. 7 figures. Tome X : 1855. 8 figures Tome XI : 1855. 8 figures Tome XII : 1855. 6 figures. Tome XIII : 1845. Les 6 figures livrées à la fin du tome XX sont bien présentes. Tome XIV : 1855. 9 figures Tome XV : 1855. 6 figures Tome XVI : 1846. 4 figures Tome XVII : 1848. 4 figures. L'ouvrage ne devait primitivement comporter que 17 volumes, mais l'éditeur Houssiaux, prenant la suite des éditeurs précédents, les compléta par trois derniers volumes : Tome XVIII : 1855. 16 figures. Tome XIX : 1855. 4 figures Tome XX : 1855. 4 figures. Bel ensemble, à la même date agréablement établi en reliure de la fin du siècle.  

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        Panorama) Panorama vom Rigi Kulm. Panorama du Rigi Koulm. Nouvelle edition 1855. Chez Alphons Zimmermann au Rigi Koulm.

      Rigi Koulm 1855 - ca. 54 x 54 cm, rundes kol. Panorama mit Hotel und Zugersee, etwas stockfleckig, Or - Pappband mit kleiner Ill. des Hotels, Einband fleckig, angeschmutzt und allgemein etwas abegnützt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages; a Narrative of Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, Under Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, in Search of Sir John Franklin, During 1852-53-54 & Notes on Natural History

      Lovell Reeve, 1855, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Full title: 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, C.B., In Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-54 with Notes on Natural History. Two volumes (complete) in a modern library rebind with new end-papers containing all illustrations, both monotone and coloured. Include two bound charts, one fold-out, but the two loose folded charts are missing. Both title pages have punched identifiers for Hackney Public Libraries and stamps on the reverse, there are similar punched identifiers on pages 1/2 of both volumes. There is occasional light foxing in the margins and some light foxing on some of the plates. 2-volume set (complete). No dust-jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 61115070007.

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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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        Kraft und Stoff. Empirisch-naturphilosophische Studien., In allgemein-verständlicher Darstellung.

      Frankfurt am Main, Meidinger, 1855 - XVI, 269 S. Einband berieben, bestoßen und Rückenschild mit Verlust. Schiefgelesen. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag auf Innendeckel. Immer wieder etwas fleckig bzw. angschmutzt. Insgesamt recht gut. "Ludwig Büchner (* 29. März 1824 in Darmstadt; † 1. Mai 1899 ebenda), eigentlich Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Büchner war Arzt, Naturwissenschaftler und Philosoph. Im Materialismusstreit war Büchner neben Carl Vogt und Jakob Moleschott einer der fruchtbarsten und erfolgreichsten Vertreter des naturwissenschaftlichen Materialismus. Nach seinem Rufnamen wurde Ludwig Büchner Louis genannt, was gelegentlich zu Verwechslungen führt, denn sowohl sein älterer Bruder Wilhelm wie auch sein jüngerer Bruder Alexander Büchner, der nach 1855 in Frankreich lebte, trugen den Namen Ludwig, den ständigen Vornamen der hessischen Landgrafen und Großherzöge, als zweite Vornamen. Ludwig Büchner war Sohn des Arztes Ernst (Karl) Büchner (1786–1861) und seiner Frau Louise Caroline geborene Reuß (1781–1858). Er war ein jüngerer Bruder von Georg Büchner, dessen Nachgelassene Schriften er als Erster anonym herausgab, außerdem Bruder von Mathilde, Luise, Wilhelm und Alexander Büchner. Ludwig Büchner studierte in Gießen Medizin, praktizierte als Arzt in Tübingen und veröffentlichte zahlreiche naturwissenschaftlich-philosophische Schriften. Noch während seiner Promotionszeit nahm er an der 1848er-Revolution teil. 1855 wurde ihm nach der Publikation von Kraft und Stoff die Lehrbefugnis in Tübingen entzogen, so dass er nach Darmstadt zurückkehren musste, um dort als praktischer Arzt seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. 1860 heiratete Louis Büchner seine Frau (Karoline Georgine) Sophie, geborene Thomas (1836–1920), die Tochter des Schriftstellers und Juristen Dr. Georg Christian Thomas und seiner Frau Caroline geborene Henkelmann. 1881 gründete Büchner den Deutschen Freidenkerbund und war Mitinitiator des noch heute bestehenden Freien deutschen Hochstifts in Frankfurt am Main. Geistesgeschichtlich bedeutete der büchnersche Materialismus die Ablösung der Philosophie durch einen weltanschaulichen Überbau, der nach dem Vergessen der spekulativen Systeme in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf den sich entfaltenden Naturwissenschaften errichtet wurde. Büchner popularisierte naturwissenschaftliche Forschungsergebnisse. So propagierte er die Evolutionstheorie von Charles Darwin und eine mechanistische Vererbungslehre. Zugleich versuchte er sich immer wieder an systematischen Darstellungen seiner Theorie einer „natürlichen", d.h. mechanistisch-materialistischen Weltordnung. Für Büchner sind „Denken und Sein ebenso unzertrennlich wie Kraft und Stoff oder Geist und Materie"; deshalb sei „nichts klarer, als dass, so hoch differenziert und eigentümlich auch die Charaktere des Lebens sein mögen, dieselben doch nichts mehr und nichts weniger sind, als Bewegungen der unter eigentümliche und hochspezialisierte Bedingungen gebrachten gewöhnlichen Materie". Das „große Welträtsel" zu lösen, ist Büchner zufolge der eigene Materialismus außerstande: „Auch wird dieses Welträtsel von dem menschlichen Verstande niemals gelöst werden, da dieser die ihm von Natur und Erfahrung gesteckten Grenzen von Zeit, Raum und Kausalität, die das Weltall als solches nicht kennt, nicht zu überspringen vermag." Von Büchners späteren Schriften, in denen als Kern seines Materialismus ein vulgärer, moralisch pointierter Idealismus sich erweist, sind denn auch mehrere dem Verhältnis der Naturwissenschaften zu religiösen Fragen gewidmet. Kraft und Stoff war mit 21 deutschen Auflagen innerhalb von nur fünfzig Jahren und zahlreichen Übersetzungen in andere Sprachen ein für seine Zeit ungewöhnlich erfolgreicher Bestseller. Die marxistische Haltung zum Werk Büchners ist uneinheitlich. Während Friedrich Engels ihn als Vertreter des „Reiseprediger-Materialismus" abkanzelte, bezeichnete Franz Mehring sein Wirken als einen „frischen Windstoß" in der sich nach 1848 formierenden Reaktion. Besondere Bedeutu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du roi pendant les années 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840. 22 (of 23) text-volumes (in 19) and 6 atlas-volumes (in 4) in 23 volumes.

      Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1841-1855. - Large 8vo, Large Folio and Imp.-Folio. Text-volumes with 3 plates. Atlas-volumes with 2 frontispieces and 528 (of 533) lithogr. and engr. plates, maps and plans. Contemp. half calf, gilt. Sabin 21216; Nissen ZBI 1200. - Text-volumes: Dumont d'Urville. Histoire du voyage. 10 vols. 1841-1846; Vincendon-Dumoulin et Coupvent-Desbois. Physique. 1842; Vincendon-Dumoulin. Hydrographie. 2 vols. in 1. 1843-1851. 2 plates; Botanique. 2 vols. in 1. Vol. 1: Montagne, M. C. Plantes cellulaires. Vol. 2: Decaisne, J. Description des plantes vasculaires. 1845-1853; Hombron et Jacquinot. Zoologie. Vols. 1-4 (of 5). 1846-1853; Grange, M. J. Géologie, minéralogie et géographie physique du voyage. 2 parts in 1 vol. 1848. 1 plate.; Dumoutier. Anthropologie. 1854. - Atlas Pittoresque: 2 frontispieces, 198 plates and 9 maps. - Atlas Hydrographique: 57 maps. - Atlas Zoologique: 135 (of 140) plates. - Atlas Anthropologie: 50 plates. - Atlas Géologie, Minéralogie: 9 plates and 4 maps. - Atlas Botanique: 66 plates. - Some occasional browning or staining. A very nice set, uniformely and decoratively bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia / by Capt. Spencer ... with coloured illustrations, numerous engravings, and a map

      London : George Routledge & Co., 1855. 1st Edition. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; x p., 1 leaf, viii, [9]-412 p. : col. front., ill., 3 col. plates, folding map ; 18 cm. Subjects; Turkey - Description and travel. Russia - Description and travel. Balkan Peninsula - Description and travel. Soviet Union - Description and travel. Hungary - Description and travel. Circassia (Russia) - Description and travel.

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        Trunkener Silen.

      - Schwarze Kreide, auf grau-braunem Bütten, verso alte Nummerierungen mit brauner Feder „988" sowie „No 17". 36,5:19,8 cm. – Etwas fleckig, Einrisse restauriert. Provenienz: Sammlung SL, vermutlich Sigmund Landsinger (Maler, 1855-1939), Lugt u. Lugt Suppl. 2358. Vergleichsliteratur: A.M. Hind, Catalogue of Drawings by Durch and Flemish Artists preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 1923, Bd. II, Nr. 51; Ausst. Katalog: Rubens Drawings and Sketches. Hrsg. von J. Rowlands. London, British Museum, 1977, Nr. 13 mit Abb. Die Figur des trunkenen Silen geht auf eine antike Statue zurück, die sich, als Rubens in Rom weilte, in der Sammlung Chigi in Rom befand. Seit 1728 befindet sie sich in Dresden. Größte Übereinstimmung hat unser Bildmotiv mit Rubens’s Gemälde „Der trunkene Silen von Satyrn gestützt", entstanden um 1620, im Besitz der National Gallery in Lodon (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Peter Paul Rubens. Barocke Leidenschaften. Braunschweig, Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, 2004, Nr. 10 mit Farbabb. S. 137.

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        Architectonisches Skizzenbuch: eine sammlung von Landhausern, Villen, landlichen gebauden...und andern kleinen baulichkeiten weiche zur verschonerung baulicher anlagen dienen, und in Berlin, Potsdam, und an andern orten ausgefuhrt sind; mit details

      Berlin: Ernst & Korn, 1855. Beige leather with red leather corners and spine. No title or publication information. Former library book. Very sound; no tears or marks, although several plates have foxing. The complete issue was in 48 sections, but this volume has only sections 2-29. 190 pages total with 162 plates and contents pages beginning each section. A stunning sketchbook of examples of German architecture from, primarily, the areas of Berlin and Pottsdam, including Sanssouci. More than 35 architects are represented. Some with more numerous plates include: Lohse, von Anim, Eisenlohr, Strack, Schu8ltz, Stuler, Higzig, Persius, Keller, Kirchhoff, Schinkel and Adler. There are beautiful b/w line drawings, two- and three-tone illustrations and 4 full-color plates. Some would be lovely for framing. Otherwise, this is an excellent reference.

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        Tafelrunde Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci.

      (um 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. 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!. Kostenfreie Lieferung innerhalb Deutschlands.

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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.

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        he U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849- '50-'51-'52

      A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington, D.C. 1855 - Volumes I, II, III and VI and Appendix I of 6. xiii, [2], 556 pages with frontispiece, illustrated with a very large folding panorama of Santiago, Chile, with some hand-tinting view in color, figures, tables, color plate, four lithographic plates, 8 engraved maps & plans (4 of them folding) and index; ix, [3], 300 pages with 15 color lithographed plates of birds; 4 other color lithographed plates; 4 duotone lithographed plates; 17 steel-engraved plates of fauna and fossils, mostly fish and reptiles, figures, tables, 2 maps one folding and index; cclxxxviii+492 pages with tables and one plate; xlviii+420 pages with charts; Appendix I: xlvi+420 pages with plates and foldout plate. Volumes III, VI and Appendix I on meteorological observations. Quarto (11 ¼" x 9") in original publishers half leather with marbled boards, raised spine bands and black label with gilt lettering to spine; volume III in original decorative brown cloth with gilt-stamped vignette on the front cover and decorative blind-stamping, spine lettered in gilt; Appendix I in publisher¿s original green cloth with blind stamped ruled edges and gilt lettering to spine. Volume III inscribed by J M Gilliss to Lewis M Rutherfurd. House Documents 121. (Sabin 27419) (Hill: 602) First Edition.Volumes IV and V designed to contain the results of the astronomical observations were never published. The material was published later by the U S Naval observatory in its Astronomical and meteorological observations for1868 as Appendix I and Astronomical magnetic and meteorological observations for 1890 as Appendix I 1895 herein contained. Report of an illuminating expedition to Chile and Argentina, the third official U.S. exploring expedition after those of Wilkes (to the Pacific) and Lynch (to Palestine). Much more than astronomy was studied, and there are numerous reports on the flora and fauna, people, settlements, archeology, etc., of the region. Noteworthy as well for the superb color lithograph ornithological plates, the detailed engravings of fish and reptiles, the accurate maps, and the striking, large fold-out panorama of Santiago. Volume I is devoted to Chile, with Volume II mostly on Argentina. Report of journeys across the Andes and pampas by the Argentine provinces is by Archibald McRae. Appendices on minerals by L J Smith, on Indian remains by T Ewbabnk, on Zoology and mammals by S F Baird, on birds by J Cassin, on reptiles, fishes and Crustacea by C Girad, on shells by A A Gould, on botany of dried plants by Asa Gray, botany of living plants and seeds by W D Brackenridge, paleontology fossil mammals by J Wynn and fossil shells by T A Conrad. Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (November 25, 1816 ¿ May 30, 1892) was an American lawyer and astronomer, and a pioneering astrophotographer. Lewis Rutherfurd abandoned his study of law in 1849 to dedicate his leisure to science, particularly astronomy. He performed pioneering work in spectral analysis, and experimented with celestial photography. He invented instruments for his studies, including the micrometer for measuring photographs, a machine for producing improved ruled diffraction gratings, and the first telescope designed specifically for astrophotography. Rutherfurd served as a trustee of the Columbia University from 1858 until 1884, and donated his photographs to that institution. In 1884 he was named as one of the delegates to the International Meridian Conference. He and J W Gilliss were original members of the National Academy of Sciences created in 1863, and was an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society. Condition: Title of volume one stained and some worming at leather edge where marbling board touch, corners bumped, rubbing to spine ends and corners, some foxing; volume two renewed spine and corners, stain at front end page gutter, some light foxing; volume three inscribed on title by Gilliss, spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed; volume six spine ends chipped rubbing to extremities, marbled boards rubbed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Muse Ottomane ou Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Poésie Turque. Traduits pour la première fois en vers francais avec un précis de l'histoire de la poésie chez les Turcs, etc. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée.

      Paris & Geneva, Cherbuliez, 1855. - 8vo. XXXVII, 394 pp. (Bound with) II: The same. Étude orientale ou trois odes de Hafiz et une élégie de Saadi poetes persans. Paris & Geneva, Duprat & Cherbuliez, 1852. 32 pp. Contemp. red half calf. I: Early anthology of 44 Ottoman writers. An excellent translation, dedicated to the King of Prussia. Contains a wealth of information for the oriental scholar, especially by virtue of the learned introduction and the copious appendix with biographical notes on all poets here presented. - With the author's three-line autograph inscription to Ferdinand Perrier on the endpaper; Perrier's drystamp on title page. - Bound with the first French edition of these three odes of Hafez, also profusely annotated. - Somewhat browned; occasional insignificant foxing. Saba 826. Nawabi VII, p. 990. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON

      London: John Murrary, 1855. A New Edition" Extra-Illustrated. Fine. A New Edition" Extra-Illustrated. 12 volumes expanded from 6. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with mounted Byron signature and 479 engravings of portraits and views, 3 hand-colored. Some of the plates from earlier publications of John Murray. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, the upper panel; featuring a capital "B" surmounted by a crown, the upper and lower covers with a gilt vignette portrait of Byron and his signature, fancy dentelles.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1855. With a Life of the Author, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations by J. R. McCulloch. Octavo (225 x 140 mm). Original ribbed cloth, covers with two blind-rule borders with foliate corner pieces inside the frame, title blocked in blind to both covers; spine blind ruled and decorated in compartments, lettered gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece and one other engraved portrait of Smith. Small printed ownership label of James Clegg to front free endpaper. Frontispiece offset onto tissue guard. An excellent copy. Fourth edition of the single volume edition first published in 1838. "The most well-known nineteenth century edition of Wealth of Nations is that of J. R. McCulloch, first published in 1828 in four volumes, then in 1838 in a one-volume two-column version reprinted several times over the following forty years" (Tribe p. 37). Smith's classic work was first published in 1776. A particularly well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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