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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.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON

      John Murrary, London 1855 - "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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      John Murray, London 1855 - Engraved frontispiece. Six volumes. 8vo. viii, 530 pp; xi, 416 pp; viii, 392 pp; vi, 407 pp; vi, 447 pp; vi, 479 pp. Bound in contemporary light brown calf, covers with double gilt fillet borders and a blind pin roll, spine divided into six gilt compartments with raised bands tooled in gilt, lettered in gilt to the second and third sections on red and green labels. Blind rolls on turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. (Leather marked in places, light foxing throughout, marbling faded on foredge). Lightly foxed but a handsome set.

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        Autograph letter signed to Giuseppe Verdi in the hand of his leading soprano

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

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        De l'influence des idées philosophiques sur le barreau au dix-huitième sièc EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Thunot & Cie, 1855. Fine. E. Thunot & Cie, Paris 1855, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Binding to the bronze bradel half calf, smooth back, covers preserved, elegant binding pastiche signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare autograph signed by the author at the top of the first cover food "for my friend Gregory, fond memories ..." Two pale foxing heads of the first and last pages of this brochure, small foxing. Some passages and the name of the author on the first dish underlined pencils of red and blue colors. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi veau bronze, dos lisse, couvertures conservées, élégante reliure pastiche signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Ferry en tête du premier plat de couverture : " à mon ami Grégoire, souvenirs affectueux..." Deux pâles mouillures en têtes des premiers et derniers feuillets de cette brochure, petites rousseurs. Quelques passages et le nom de l'auteur sur le premier plat soulignés aux crayons de couleurs rouge et bleu.

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        Autograph letter signed to Giuseppe Verdi in the hand of his leading soprano

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

      First impression of the 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. The edition will be reprinted in 1855.As always with these editions of the complete works, ours has, one is tempted to say "naturally" some notable features. Alexandre Houssiaux 1853 13x21,5cm 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés

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        Historia de la Creación del Mundo y formación del Hombre. Sacada de la Sagrada Escritura y de lo que han escrito varios Santos Padres y autores clásicos

      Madrid, Imprenta de José M. Marés, 1855. 4to.; 15 pp. Con una viñeta xilográfica en portada que muestra a Adán y Eva. Encuadernación moderna en media tela.

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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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        A COLLECTION OF 11 FIRST EDITIONS

      London: Edward Moxon & Co.; Henry S. King & Co.; Strahan & Co.; MacMillan & Co, 1855. FIRST EDITIONS n. Hardcover. In Bindings that Echo Edwards of Halifax. 165 x 105 mm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8"). Two volumes with publishers' ads (others discarded by binder); "Demeter" with errata leaf. 11 works in 11 separately published volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Very pretty late 19th century stiff vellum, gilt, covers with delicate dentelle frame, upper covers with "B R C" monogram at center, flat spines in six compartments, five of them gilt with central lozenge of small tools and with scrolling cornerpieces, the sixth compartment with gilt titling flanked above and below by wavy blue lines, blue and gold marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Front flyleaves with ink ownership inscription of Bernard E. J. Capes or B. & R. Capes. Wise 58, Thomson XXV ("Maud & Other Poems"); Wise 87, Thomson XXXII ("Idylls of the King"); Wise 107, Thomson XLIV ("Enoch Arden Etc."); Wise 122, Thomson LVI ("The Holy Grail & Other Poems"); Wise 124, Thomson LXII ("Gareth & Lynette"); Wise 129, Thomson LXVI ("Queen Mary"); Wise 131, Thomson LXIX ("Harold"); Wise 133, Thomson LXXXVIII ("Becket"); Wise 145, Thomson LXXXVII ("The Cup & the Falcon"); Wise 156, Thomson CIII ("Locksley Hall"); Wise 161, Thomson CVII ("Demeter & Other Poems"). A hint of splaying to three volumes, two volumes with hinge open and a couple of proud gatherings (but nothing fragile), minor foxing to endleaves, isolated small marginal stains, other trivial imperfections, but still an excellent and certainly attractive set, the text generally clean and fresh, and the bindings quite bright and almost entirely free of the soiling that usually plagues vellum volumes. This is an appealing set of 11 Tennyson first editions bound in a manner reminiscent of the vellum volumes produced by Edwards of Halifax at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. In chronological order, our set includes: "Maud & Other Poems" (1855); "Idylls of the King" (1859); "Enoch Arden Etc." (1864); "The Holy Grail & Other Poems" (1870); "Gareth & Lynette" (1872); "Queen Mary" (1875); "Harold" (1877); "Becket" (1884); "The Cup & the Falcon" (1884); "Locksley Hall" (1886); and "Demeter & Other Poems" (1889). Lord Tennyson (1809-92) was the most popular poet in Victorian England and the successor (in 1851) to Wordsworth as Britain's Poet Laureate. After debuting in 1830 with "Poems, Chiefly Lyrical," Tennyson by 1850 had firmly established his place in English literature. In 1859, Tennyson published the first poems of "Idylls of the King," which sold more than 10,000 copies in one month. Our collection of first editions was assembled by and bound for author Bernard E. J. Capes (1854-1918) and his wife; the monogram on the covers combines their initials. Capes became a prolific and successful writer after earlier failing at everything he attempted, including (improbably) breeding rabbits. His ghost stories are still read today.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      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. Alexandre Houssiaux Paris 1855 14,5x22cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Recueil de documents sur l'histoire de Lorraine.

      Nancy, Imprimerie de A. Lepage, puis Wiener, 1855 - 1870; in - 8, environ 6000 pages, broché. Les 15 volumes. Publication de la Société d'Archéologie lorraine. Tiré à 125 exemplaires numérotés sur un papier vélin de très bonne qualité. Les couvertures sont, de temps en temps, un peu abîmées, surtout les dos. Cette collection a pour but de publier les chartes, les mémoires, les chroniques et les grands textes, pour la plupart conservés dans les archives ou reproduisant des livres anciens rares. Volume I : La généalogie ducale de Lorraine, d'après les titres de l'église de Saint - Dié, Discours des cérémonies et autres choses qui se passèrent à la conduite de Yolande de Lorraine au festin des noces d'elle et de Guillaume, Landgrave de Hessen, Rapport et procès de M. Bournon, président en la Cour des grands jours de Saint - Mihiel, Mémoire sur les négociations qui ont précédé la cession de la Lorraine et du Barrois, Harangue attribuée à M. Bourcier de Montureux, procureur général de la Cour souveraine de Lorraine et du Barrois à son altesse en Empire, au sujet du bruit de la cession des duchés de Lorraine et de Bar à la France, en 1756, Compte de Othin d'Amance, receveur général de Lorraine pour un an, commençant en 1438, Discours sur une question savoir si monseigneur est tenu confirmer la noblesse de Lorraine les lettres de privilèges octroyés par meiseigneurs les prédécesseur de mondit seigneur, Discours sur la souveraineté du duché de Lorraine avec exhortation à monseigneur, Advertissement et instruction pour la souveraineté du duché de Lorraine. Volume II : L'histoire et recueil de la triomphante et glorieuse victoire obtenue contre les séduycts et abusez luthériens mécréans du pays Aulsays... Volume III : Inventaire des titres enlevés de La Mothe. Volume IV : VUARIN - Remarque de plusieurs choses advenues en Lorraine, L'origine de bataille et chevalerie avec l'intention des couleurs d'armoyries..., Mémoire sur l'état de la Lorraine à la fin du XVIIème siècle. Volume V : Les opérations des feus ducs de Loheregne..., Volume VI : Documents inédits sur la guerre des rustauds. Volume VII : Voyage de Dom Thierry Ruinart en Lorraine et en Alsace. Volume VIII : Pouillé du diocèse de Toul rédigés en 1402. Volume IX : Lettres et instructions de Charles III duc de Lorraine relatifs aux affaires de la ligue. Volume X : Lettres d'Elisabeth - Charlotte d'Orléans duchesse de Lorraine à la marquise d'Aulède 1715 - 1738. Volume XI, XII et XII : Pièces originales sur la guerre de trente - ans. Volume XIV : Journal de Dom Cassien Bigot. Volume XV - Président ALIX - dénombrement du duché de Lorraine en 1594. Rare collection qui continu encore aujourd'hui à la société Thierry Alix, les volumes de 16 à 18 sont tirés à 150 exemplaires numérotés. Les volumes suivant sont publiés dans les 15 dernières années ce sont les archives publiées par la Société Thierry Alix dans la fameuse revue Lotharingia. Très rare, il est très difficile de réunir une telle collection de 15 volumes tirés à 125 exemplaires....

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        Pictorial New-York

      New York: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, 1855. unbound. Wall map. Engraving with original hand color. Map measures 34.25" x 25.5". This is a beautiful rare map of New York State issued by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. Denotes towns, major routes and topographical features, all in beautiful detail. Includes three beautiful large views depicting Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, a bird's eye view of New York and a view of New York City from Union Square. Also included are portraits of Robert Fulton, Philip Schuyler, Peter Stuyvesant and De Witt Clinton. Two inset maps of Buffalo and New York City are featured along the bottom. Several tables are included throughout, with important information about New York, including special laws, population tables, agriculture production, religious denominations, history, objects of interest, etc. Map is in acceptable condition. Top portion of map, including most of the title is missing. Lower left corner also missing. Includes several repairs near top and along margins. Lined with linen. Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, publishers based in New York were successors to Thayer, Bridgman and Fanning. This map, a fine example of their work, is extremely rare with no available copies on the market. Possibly the only other copy of this map is at the New York State Library in Albany.

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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? ca. ]. 1855 - 55pp. plus addendum leaf inserted between pages 22 and 23. Dbd. Slightly soiled. Very good. This case, brought by the U.S. government, contested Fremont's ownership of "Las Mariposas," a rich gold region near Yosemite Valley. Fremont bought the seventy-square- mile tract sight unseen for $3,000 in 1847. The gold from the area, known also as the "Mariposa Grant," made Fremont a rich man, though he was embroiled in a variety of lawsuits over the legitimacy of his ownership claim. The federal government argued that Juan B. Alvarado, who sold the land to Fremont, had no real title and that the land should be considered in the public domain. The Supreme Court, hearing the case in their December term, 1854, found for Fremont. Gold rush historian J.S. Holliday has wryly observed that Fremont "was probably the only person in California taking gold from land he actually owned." OCLC locates only four copies: three in the University of California system, and one at Yale. A scarce and interesting Fremont item. J.S. Holliday, RUSH FOR RICHES, p.136 (note). OCLC 19561911.

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