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        Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton.

      Edinburgh Constable 1855 - Two volumes. xxii, 478; xi, 564pp., 2 frontispieces. First edition. Very good copies in full panelled calf by Alex. Banks Jnr. Brewster had published the first authoritative biography of Newton in 1831. After seeing the papers in the Portsmouth Collection he published these memoirs which contain a great amount of new material, much of it in the 46 appendices added to the book. For example the letters between Halley and Newton on the publication of the Principia are first published here. --- Regular catalogues are available in the History of Science & Medicine. Please email to receive these. --- [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Song of Hiawatha.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with textual points and November 1855 catalogue. Octavo pp. iv, 316, (12 ads.). Publisher's elaborately blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and pale yellow endpapers. A little rubbing to corners; head and tail of spine gently bumped. Occasional light spotting, but generally clean pages with a bookseller's label to front pastedown and an owner's pencil inscription to first blank. A lovely near fine copy of an American classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch für Reisende in Deutschland. 2. Theil: Mittel- und Nord-Deutschland.

      Coblenz, Baedeker 1855 (1856).. 6. verm. u. verb. Aufl. 2 nn. Bl., VIII, 272 S. Nebst einer Eisenbahnkarte, den Plänen von Berlin, Braunschweig, Breslau, Cassel, Danzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, Lübeck, Münster, Sanssouci, Schwerin, Weimar, und Specialkarten vom Harz, dem Thüringer Wald, der Sächs. Schweiz und vom Riesengebirge. OLn. (etwas berieben u. ger. fleckig).. Hinrichsen D 97.- Vord. flieg. Vorsatzblatt mit Bleistiftbesitzeintrag; vereinzelt ger. braunfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe.

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        One of the earliest known drawings of the uncompleted Washington Monument rendered in 1855: "You know how it looks as finished in pictures books - here's an idea of its present state." ? written by a closeted Know Nothing offering a vivid description of life inside the Treasury Department during Franklin Pierce's administration

      Washington, DC, January 14 - March 21, 1855. 4.25" x 7". "An important archive of four letters written by Charles Albert Page (1826-1883) a clerk in the Treasury Department, ""C.A.P.,"" 24 pages, 4.25"" x 7"", Washington, January 14 - March 21, 1855 [one letter undated], to ""Doc"" an unknown correspondent in Louisville, Kentucky, offering one of the earliest known views of the Washington Monument under construction, as well as a vivid description of life inside the Treasury Department during the Pierce Administration. Light soiling, a few contemporary ink smudges, minor partial separations at mailing folds, else very good.Of tremendous interest is Page's depiction of the Washington Monument as it appeared in 1855 accomplished on the fourth page of his March 21, 1855 letter. The drawing presents the unfinished monument and the construction sheds, as well as a view of the Potomac, the creek which ran between the monument and the ""President's Park."" Above the drawing Page writes: ""...From my office window I see the Washington Monument. You know how it looks as finished in the picture books, ?" here's an idea of its present state."" In his sketch, Page offers several details noting the presence of scaffolding on the top of the unfinished monument together with an ""awning to keep out snow,"" and noting that the ""main shaft, 173 feet - it is to be nearly 500 - and 'Sam' will finish it.""Page's sketch is one of the earliest known contemporary images of the Washington Monument during its construction. At present we are aware of only one image that predates it, a woodcut depicting the construction of the monument that appeared in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Although there are other images of the monument that predate these images, all of them show the monument as complete (with the colonnade surrounding it?"which was never built) and not as it actually appeared during its construction. At this point in time, construction on the monument had ceased due to a lack of funds. Contributions had dried up after members of the staunchly anti-Catholic American Party (also known as the ""Know Nothings"") stole a marble stone donated for the monument by Pope Pius XI?"known popularly as the ""Pope's Stone"") on the night of March 5, 1854. Although a reward of $500 was offered, no one came forward until the 1880s when an anonymous saloon keeper admitted that he had joined with eight other Know Nothings who smashed the stone into pieces and dropped them into the Potomac River. Interestingly enough, Charles Albert Page was also Know Nothing (although it appears that he was not in Washington at the time of the theft). Despite the fact that he was not a Democrat, his personal connection to Franklin Pierce's Secretary of the Treasury, James Guthrie, enabled him to obtain a clerk's job in the Treasury Department (though he masqueraded as a Whig, realizing this real political leanings would prove a liability). In his letter of February 4, 1855, Page writes, ""...You knew what conversation occurred between Mr G[uthrie] and myself before I left, well, I got here two days after him, went on the next morning to Treasury building, enquired for his room and took the following route, marked in [ellipsis]."" Below, Page sketches a floor plan depicting the third floor of the Treasury Building showing his route to Secretary of the Treasury James Guthrie's office. Beside the floor plan, he lists the salaries of the various officers within the department. Page then continued, ""After usual conversation about mundane affairs, he opened, and the amount of it all was, that he knew I was a Whig, but had never been a brawling one, hoped I was not a 'Know N[othing] and would advise me not to talk much about politics, particularly Whig politics, as it would give the opposition an opportunity to pitch into him for appointing me. So far all right, as you know I've been a sick whig for some time past, not attacked by free trade, sub treasury democratic fevre [sic, fervor] by any means, but being in the very state of all others that good dose of anti demagoguery anti higher law politics would care. Well, got my appointment and was taken to my desk, which is in 'Library' marked [draws a square], where I have a good view of the avenue..."" Page then draws an elevation of the front of the Treasury Building and noting that the ""1st story filled up with old docs, and books of all kinds, bindery, wood and coal, &c &c 2nd story. 3d Auditors office and Treasury U.S. and some other offices of which I know not. 3d. Ground plan over [draws pointing hand] - with the Sec. of Treas[ur]y; another auditor's office, &c. 4. Land office, another auditors &c."" After describing the building as ""imposing,"" Page estimates that a total of ""400 souls"" worked in the building. After describing the intricacies of his desk, he expresses his wonderment at not having to purchase office supplies of any kind: ""you merely write 'Mr Hardy will please furnish for the use of my desk (whatever you want.),... and it comes. They give us gold pens... note paper... and of course all private correspondence on government paper. It is said that married men always supply their children with stationery for school purposes from the capacious pockets of Uncle Sam. If a man chooses, he may also swindle the P.O. by using the franked envelopes, furnished his desk for public purposes...'"" Page then discuses the rules of the department (which he often flagrantly ignored). ""As to rules, it is supposed that the following are in strict operation. 1 Every clerk to be at his desk by 9 A.M. 2. Not to leave it - or the building without leave of the Chief Clerk, before 3 P.M. 3. Report himself absent without leave. 4. Not to leave for an refreshments during office hours under penalty of expulsion. 5. No reading of newspapers, while at desk. There are several others of the same stripe, and all are pretty generally well obeyed. I however, do pretty much as I please, I have not been absent from my desk for an entire day, since I have been here, but I did not get to it, for the last three days until high noon, and very often leave at two o'clock: never though with unfinished work lying on it. My absence and late comings have never yet come to the notice of apt. sec. P. G. Washington, however, else I should have had a gentle intimation to recollect the rules. But as my work is something like task work, varying however every day a good deal, sometimes enough to keep me busy all the time, and at others got through in half an hour, and, as I said before, never permitting any necessary work to lay over, and also relying on the fact of the presumed favor of the Secretary proper, I do not fear a reprimand from any body. The systems of favoritism and nepotism are thoroughly carried out here. For instance, I came from Louisville, apparently under the special patronage of Mr. G, Mr G. is a perfect autocrat so far as the Treasury is concerned, and as I am on apparently friendly and social terms with him, go to his house, and into his private sanctum... not a should would presume to whisper any of my derelictions to him. Such is life. When the N.Y. Herald started the report that there was a difficulty between the Pres. and Mr G... and it was supposed that he would resign, I was asked by half a dozen persons if there was any truth [to] it. I looked very wise... and I let 'em think I knew a good deal more than I chose to tell ?" when in fact I was a 'K[now] N[othing]' except that Mr. G. had told me there was not a bit of truth in the whole affair..."" At this juncture, Page, a stalwart Know Nothing (albeit draped in Whig clothing to retain his position) defends his working in a Democratic administration to his correspondent: ""You rather hit me for accepting office, and say that 'they say &c' ?"under the present regime. Damn what 'they say'; I did not compromise my honor or principles by doing it, entered into no pledge, and none were asked, and am as through and full blooded a 'K.N.' as you can manufacture in the cock loft of the old mill. I am every now and then a contributor to the K.N. paper here, and firmly believe that the party will knock everything in their way, out of it, in 1856. The election of Wilson in Mass, and Seward in N. York are unfortunate as to the effect they may have on the defeat of [Henry] Wise in Virg[inia]. but even those affairs. I do not believe will aid him but little, and if he is beaten by a respectable majority, it just as certainly kills effectually and forever, the Pierce and Spoils party, and the old Whig regular organizations, as rain dissolves statues of salt. The regular K.N. party of the North, are Union, and states rights men to the back bone, and must and will triumph if the south sustains them, they could not, and once kill off, at once Free soil Whig Seward of N.Y. and the ultra abolitionism of Mass[achusetts] , but they will do in course of time. Wilson of course if pledged to Union, and must, when the trial comes, let drop his anti slavery for Union principles or stand a perjured traitor, and Seward would have been beaten if he had not been supported by all of the power and influence of the Pierce party. They held the balance of power in N.Y. and they preferred to strike a left hand blow at the K.N's through their old enemy the regular Whigs, not to hit them at all. They could do nothing of themselves, but they could by siding with the weakest of their opponents injure the strongest... But the day of rec[k]oning will come, when spoils Democracy, and Southern secession and northern abolitionism will all go down before the tide of popular love for the Union, and Peace to the Country. So will it be. Do not let newspaper Democrat or Journal have any influence over you. the people, the quiet farmers and mechanics, who make up the great mass, will become right where they are appealed to, and it is going to be rather a more difficult matter, I expect, than it was supposed, to pull down, demagoguery, that has ruled so long, that the ruled forget that they are to be any thing else than slaves to him. But down with it, I say. Down with Pierce Democracy, that bid large enough for the foreign and Catholic vote to get it...""The correspondence includes much more fine content (including a wonderful description of a trip to a medium who evoked the spirit of the late President Zachary Taylor) and is one of the most interesting and detailed descriptions of Washington life in the 1850s that we have encountered in some time. "

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        Hommage à ACF Denecourt Fontainebleau EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hachette, 1855. Fine. Hachette, Paris 1855, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition. Other contributions from Asselineau C., T. Gautier, T. de Banville, Champfleury, A. de Lamartine, C. Monselet, H. Murger, A. de Musset, G. de Nerval, G. Sand ... Small gaps on back restored, tiny angular gaps on the boards, foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Autres contributions de Charles Asselineau, Théophile Gautier, Théodore de Banville, Champfleury, Alphonse de Lamartine, Charles Monselet, Henry Murger, Alfred de Musset, Gérard de Nerval, George Sand... Petits manques sur le dos restauré, infimes manques angulaires sur les plats, rousseurs.Rare.

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        Grammaire Demotique Contenant Les Principes Generaux De La Langue Et De L'Ecriture Populaires Des Anciens Egyptiens

      . Dümmler, Bln., 1855. XII, 202 S., 1 Blatt, 13 meist gefalt. Tafeln, original Pappband, Quart (Kanten berieben und bestoßen/Rücken mit Ausbruch am unteren Kapital/gering fleckig). - Erste Auflage. Heinrich Brugsch, auch Brugsch-Pacha (1827 Berlin - 1894 Charlottenburg) war deutscher Ägyptologe. Er war ein Pionier der ägyptischen Sprachforschung. Er brachte 1864 die Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde in Berlin heraus -

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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, London, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 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. Inventory No: 61115070007. . These books are heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional delivery charges on some delivery services to some locations.

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        Collection of first editions of his 6 Christmas books, as described below, uniformly bound in tan calf

      Chapman & Hall, All London 1855 - All first editions. 6 vols. 8vo. Mrs. Perkins's Ball. London: Chapman & Hall, [1847]. 8vo. Half-title, pictorial, 21 engraved plates including frontispiece hand-colored by the author; a few spots, some marginal soiling. Van Duzer 140. Our Street. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. 8vo. Frontispiece, pictorial title, 14 engraved plates all hand-colored, 1-leaf publisher's advertisement. Van Duzer 157. Doctor Birch and his Young Friends. London: Chapman & Hall, 1849. 8vo. Frontispiece, pictorial title, letter-press title, 14 engraved plates all hand-colored; scattered spotting, preliminaries and plates reinforced on stubs. Van Duzer 51. The Kickleburys on the Rhine. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 8vo. Half-title, frontispiece, pictorial title, 13 engraved plates all hand-colored; occasional spotting. Van Duzer 104. Rebecca and Rowena. A Romance upon Romance. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 8vo. Half-title, frontispiece, 7 engraved plates all hand-colored, 1-leaf publisher's advertisement; preliminaries mended at gutter margin, mended tear in lower outer corner of first three leaves. Van Duzer 181. The Rose and the Ring. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1855. 8vo. Frontispiece, 7 engraved plates, 48 text woodcuts. Van Duzer 185. Van Duzer. A Thackeray Library, (1971) # 140, 157, 51, 104, 185, 181 All uniformly bound in tan calf, gilt-ruled borders, spines gilt, a.e.g., dentelles; a few scratches on one, else fine. Bookplate of Malvern Bryan Clopton in each

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Flora von Thüringen und angrenzenden Provinzen.

      Jena, Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Mauke 1855 - 12 Textbände (gebunden in 6 Bänden) und 15 Tafelbände (von 17, es fehlen die Tafelbände 2 und 3) mit 1.277 handkolorierten Tafeln (von 1.440 im gesamten Werk). - Ursprünglich in 144 Heften von 1836 bis 1854 erschienen. Jedes Heft enthielt in der Regel 10 handkolorierte Tafeln mit je einem Textblatt, beides nicht nummeriert. Die Pflanzen erschienen in der Reihenfolge, wie sie zur Verfügung standen, ohne erkennbare Systematik. 12 Hefte bildeten einen Band, zu dem Titelblätter, verschiedene Inhaltsverzeichnisse und teilweise einige Textseiten erschienen sind. Nach dieser Systematik sind die hier vorhandenen Textbände gebunden. Nach Abschluss der Lieferungen wurden weitere Titelblätter und Register heraus gegeben, die das Werk systematisch erschließen. Diese sind im Anhang zu Band 12 eingebunden. Die Tafeln sind weitgehend systematisch angeordnet. Jede Tafel wurde auf ein deutlich größeres Blatt montiert. Die Textbände ca. 17 cm x ca. 11 cm, die Tafelbände ca. 20 cm x ca. 16 cm, zusammen ca. 62 cm stark. Einheitliche Halbledereinbände mit Rückentiteln. - Stafleu, TL 18.637, Nissen, Botan. Buchillustration 2.197, Pritzel, Thesaurus Lit. Bot. 10.470 (kennt nur 88 Hefte mit 880 Tafeln). Berieben und bestoßen. Die nicht nummerierten Text- und Tafelseiten von alter Hand nummeriert, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nur weniger Blätter gebräunt, ganz überwiegend nicht gebräunt, nur selten etwas altersfleckig. An 8 bis 9 Bänden sind die Außengelenke angebrochen, vereinzelt auch gebrochen. Innengelenke weitestgehend intakt. Bindung bis auf wenige Ausnahmen gut und fest. Zustand (I -) II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Bradbury & Evans. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Edge repairs to title page and fep. Slight foxing. 1855. First Edition. Green hardback half-leather cover. 560mm x 390mm (22" x 15"). 120pp + plates. 51 colour plates. .

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        Siebengebirge vom Rheinufer aus.

      - Farblithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 29 x 39 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Chants modernes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1855. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1855, 18,5x27cm, relié. - First edition, one of 20 copies on Holland paper, the only leading copies. Bound in black half shagreen corners, back with five nerves decorated with triple boxes, cold boards marbled paper, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of the author Edmond Texier. Few minor bites on certain witnesses. Nice copy with all margins pleasantly established contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs orné de triples caissons à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Maxime Du Camp à Edmond Texier. Rares piqûres sans gravité sur certains témoins. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi en reliure de l'époque.

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        TA., Innenstadtansicht mit Darstellung des Trauerzuges für den am 10.3. 1855 verstorbenen Grafen Maria Isidor di Borbon, de Molina. "Convoglio Funebre ... 16.Marzo 1855".

      . Lithographie v. B. Linassi n. Poiret, dat. 1855, 27 x 43. Nicht bei Nebehay / Wagner. -

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        Nouvelles genevoises

      Paris: Garnier frères, 1855. Fine. Garnier frères, Paris 1855, Grd. in 8 format Jésus (17,5x27,5cm), relié. - New edition in its polychrome cartonnage editor. It is widely illustrated with 39 engravings inset wood and 200 vignettes in-text on wood, all from the author's drawings and designs of Best, leloir, Regnier ... Polychrome cartonnage editor in full black calico. Great polychrome special plate on the upper flat with various scenes evoking Switzerland (blue, red, white and gold). Back decorated with a polychrome special plaque particularly successful and very richly decorated. A great jewel on the second flat with a Swiss landscape. Gilt edges. Old trace of wetting at the bottom of the second flat. Light restorations joints head 1cm. Beautiful copy of this cardboard, the paper remarkably fresh (few spots). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition dans son cartonnage d'éditeur polychrome. Elle est largement illustrée de 39 gravures hors-texte sur bois, et de 200 vignettes in-texte sur bois, l'ensemble d'après les dessins de l'auteur, et les dessins de Best, leloir, Regnier... Cartonnage polychrome d'éditeur en pleine percaline noire. Grande plaque spéciale polychrome sur le plat supérieure avec diverses scènes évoquant la Suisse (bleu, rouge, blanc et or). Dos orné d'une plaque spéciale polychrome particulièrement réussie et très richement décoré. Un grand fleuron sur le second plat avec un paysage suisse. Tranches dorées. Ancienne trace de mouillure en bas du second plat. Légères restaurations des mors en tête sur 1cm. Bel exemplaire de ce cartonnage, au papier remarquablement frais (quelques rares piqûres).

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        The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports

      M.M. Ballou, Boston 1855 - First edition. Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to. One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books.As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; and Ernest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale facsimile of 1929, stated that he was able to trace only three copies, adding: "It may be described as the most profusely illustrated early sporting book published in America, as it contains twenty superb woodcuts delineating the various Field Sports practised at that time?" The plates, accompanied by a leaf of letterpress with often humorous comments by the anonymous author, include: Trout Fishing,Woodcock Shooting, Grouse Shooting, Moose Hunting, Duck Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting, Bass Fishing, Bison Hunting, etc. NUC locates 6 copies, few presumably with wrappers. Phillips, p. 355; Henderson pp. 228-229; Goodspeed, p. 350; Van Winkle Sale 710; Wetzel p. 217 A very good copy, lacking the printed wrappers (supplied in facsimile). Some minor soiling to title page and last page Cloth folding case Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed (with Signed Pamphlet by Stephens sent with letter)

      Two pages on folded mourning stationary. "9 Hammersmith Terrace. London W. 19.2.06" written at top, to Whitworth Wallis (1855-1927), the first director of the Birmingham Museum and received knighthood in 1912. "Dear Mr. Wallis, I'm sending you a copy of my protest against Mr. Holman Hunt's outrageous attacks. I have partly explained what has been the cause of my delay in reply... it will give me great pleasure to show you and Mr. Holliday what drawings I have here, the most important of which is Rossetti's 'Hesterna Rosa.'" The four-page quarto-size 'pamphlet' is inscribed by Stephens and dated at top, with a small note at end. An interesting uproar had occurred over Hunt's published autobiography in which Hunt put forward 'grave charges against me [Stephens] regarding the grossest of which I trust you will... allow me to plead." An unfortunate split between Hunt and Stephens, former close friends and associates in the PRB, had begun years earlier in Hunt's criticisms of the Royal Academy to which Stephens was closely allied. Near fine.

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        Dei Consorzi d acque del Regno Lombardo-Veneto, della loro istituzione, organizzazione ed amministrazione, della competenza delle Autorità, e della procedura relativa Trattato amministrativo-legale. con un Appendice.

      Stabilimento tipografico Vicentini e Franchini, Verona 1855 - Bella legatura coeva in mz. tela a grana sottile con fregi e titolo oro al ds. Timbretto ex libris di bibl. privata alla carta di guardia libera anteriore. Ottimo esemplare. La prima carta raffigura il corso del fiume Tartaro con gli affluenti Tion, Piganzo, Tartarello d Isolalta, Graicella, Tartarello d Ostiglia e Molinella; le altre otto carte sono relative alle località di Povegliano, Vigasio, Isola, Pontepossero, Nogara, Tormene, Nogarole, Trevenzuolo, Castellaro, Pozzolo, Castiglione Mantovano, Canedole, Susano e Villimpenta. Opera completa, non comune. 4to (cm. 30), 6 cc.nn., VI-334(2) pp., 4 cc.nn. con 9 grandi tavv. (cm. 29x60) più volte rip. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposé des travaux de Drainage et de dessechement executés par M. Ch. de Bryas, dans sa propriete du Taillan.

      Mallet-Bachelier, 1855(-1856)., Paris, - 12°. 261 SS. mit 3 Abb., 1 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Plan. Grün Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg., goldgepr. Wappensupralibrum, goldgepr. Widm. an den König von Griechenland auf d. Rückdeckel, Goldschnitt. Über Trockenlegungsarbeiten auf der Besitzung des Verfassers im Departement Gironde. Ab S. 163: Troisieme Partie. L'art de dessecher. Div. Zeitungsabdrucke/Rezensionen und Berichte über die Arbeiten, datiert bis 15. Feb. 1856. - Der Verfasser erhielt von der Societe d'Agriculture de la Gironde mehrere Auszeichnungen (Medaille d'or 1846, 1854 (2x)). - Exemplar aus der Privatbibliothek des Königs Otto I. von Griechenland. - Vors. oxidiert. Rücken leicht berieben. Exlibris (Privatbibliothek Ottos I. von Griechenland).

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        The Sydney Drawing Book [later Elementary Free-hand Book] composed of Little Scraps for Little Hands in a Progressive Course

      Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., Lithograph and Letterpress Printers, 108 Pitt Street, n.d. but circa, 1855. Five fascicles, oblong octavo, each containing four unnumbered leaves of lithographed sketches; in good condition apart from some light foxing, each stitch-sewn in the original pink and blue printed wrappers, becoming brittle, preserved in a green cloth box. Rare and probably all issued; the two sets known to Ferguson (Dixson and Mitchell Libraries) and other sets since identified are also composed, like this set, of numbers 1-2 and 4-6 (the latter with the new title Elementary Free-hand Book). As Ferguson noted of the Dixson set, number 5 here is present in the third edition and number 6 in the fourth.Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838. He was a popular artist and illustrator and by 1855 he was training art teachers in drawing for the National Board of Education; he received a royal appointment and was drawing master to many of Sydney's private schools, including Sydney Grammar and The King's School. At his death he was described as the "Father of drawing in the city".Gibbs, Shallard, and Company were enormously important Sydney printers, active under that name from around 1866 through to 1892. Prior to that date Shallard has been in business with Clarson, while Gibbs worked for them, chiefly responsible for publishing the Illustrated Sydney News. On 1 January 1866 a new arrangement was struck, forming the new partnership of Gibbs and Shallard in Sydney, and Clarson, Massina, & Co. in Melbourne. Ferguson, 9713 & 9714.

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        Biographical Memoir of John Montagu

      London: Harrison, 1855. Thick octavo, portrait frontispiece; a very good copy in original blind-stamped cloth. Fascinating work on colonial affairs, of particular note for the governorship of Tasmania.This is the copy of Adam Turnbull who served with Montagu in his time as Colonial Secretary under Governors Arthur and Sir John Franklin.Montagu, married to Arthur's neice, was an efficient reformer of the civil service, but was perceived by Sir John Franklin as one of the Arthur's 'clique', which Franklin was keen to break. Personal differences between Montagu and Franklin escalated in the wake of conflicting views on transportation and a charge (later quashed) that Montagu had been behind an article besmirching Franklin. Turnbull (an anti-transportationist, surgeon & Presbyterian Minister), along with Sir John Pedder attempted mediation but to no avail.With an appealing blind stamp of the Hobart bookseller Walch. not in Ferguson.

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        The English Flower Garden

      Simpkin Marshall, London 1855 - 2 volumes bound as one. Vol 1 pp. (4), 188. Vol 2 pp. 188. 23 hand-coloured plates including frontispiece. Original giltstamped cloth, spine relaid and inner hinges repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown, owner's signature on front free end paper, bookseller's catalogue entry tipped-in after front free end paper, some slight soiling of cloth, a little light spotting, but internally clean, frontis slightly smudged. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SYNOPSIS OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE BRITISH PALAEOZOIC ROCKS. With a description of the BRITISH PALAEOZOIC FOSSILS in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge.

      London, John Parke and Son; Cambridge, Deighton Bell & Co., 1855.FIRST EDITION EDITION 1855. THERE ARE 2 PRESENTATION LABELS, ONE FROM W. W. WATTS and ANOTHER FROM O. M. B. BULMAN. Thick 4to, approximately 325 x 260 mm, 12¾ x 10 inches, 25 full page lithograph plates, 2 double page, each with a page of explanatory text at rear of volume, pages: xcviii, viii, 1 - 644, viii, [645] - 661 including index, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt coat of arms to upper cover, original pale yellow endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, 1 inch split to top of lower hinge, corners slightly worn and bumped, pale foxing and age - browning to the first three pages and the last three, occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy. Adam Sedgwick (1785?"1873), British palaeontologist; namer of the Devonian and Cambrian periods. One of the foremost scientists of his era. Charles Darwin attended Sedgwick's lectures In the summer of 1831 and just before Darwin sailed aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, Sedgwick took him on a "geologising" trip through northern Wales, where he taught him how to draw geological maps and to collect and describe specimens. This experience stood Darwin in good stead on the voyage, and he later sent Sedgwick many of the fossils he collected during the course of his duties as the Beagle's shipboard naturalist. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. See: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume XII, page 275. William Whitehead Watts FRS was a British geologist, whose label is on the first free endpaper, and Oliver Meredith Boone Bulman was a British palaeontologist, whose label is on the pastedown. He was Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Autograph manuscript titled:] The effect of heat upon the absolute magnetic force of bodies.

      [London, not after November 22 1855] - Half page on a folded folio sheet (322 x 420 mm), 20 lines, with a few corrections, the sheet folded for posting, labelled on outside in ms 'Mr Faraday abstract' and 'Abstract of Dr Faraday's Paper', together with enclosing sheet folded for posting, addressed in Faraday's hand to 'Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society, Somerset House' and with Faraday's signature in lower left corner, with red wax seal (broken), together in a cloth box. £12,500Autograph manuscript by Michael Faraday, an abstract of his paper for the 30th series, section 40, of his Experimental researches in electricity, published as a series of papers in the Transactions of the Philosophical Society between 1832 and 1855. The abstract itself was published before the Phil. trans., in Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol 7, pp 524-6 (1855). This is the only Faraday scientific manuscript I am aware of appearing recently for sale.The full paper was read before the Royal Society on November 22, and published in the Phil. trans. in 1856. Interestingly, the three papers of the 30th series were not included in the collected edition of the papers, volume three, which also appeared in 1855 (nor do they appear in the later reprints).This manuscript represents some of Faraday's final work on electromagnetism, and his experimental investigations of fields of force, the precursor of Maxwell's field theory. It continues the theme of sections 38 and 38, titled respectively 'Constancy of differential magnecrystallic force in different media' and 'Action of heat on magnecrystals'. It begins: 'Results were sought for by which the magnetic force of bodies already examined in the condition of magnecrystals might be compared with the whole paramagnetic or diamagnetic force of the same bodies, taken in the granular or amorphous state.' followed by an examination of the change of magnetic properties in relation to the temperature of the object.'During the 1850s when the stream of highly speculative papers on the nature of force and its transmission were appearing in the Philosophical Magazine . Faraday continued his experimental researches. The concept of the lines of force and the field now provided him with an overall picture of physical reality. The chain, in a sense, was complete. Only here and there was a link missing, and these Faraday sought to discover' (L. Pearce Williams, Michael Faraday, a biography, p 465). 'By the mid-1850s Faraday had gone as far as he could go. He had provided a new perspective for those who would look on all manifestations of force in the phenomenal world. His description of this perspective was fuzzy and imprecise but capable of clarification and precision if taken up by someone who could share Faraday's vision. Such a man was James Clerk Maxwell, who, in the 1850s and 1860s, built field theory on the foundations Faraday had laid' (DSB).Faraday's manuscripts are in the Royal Institution and the Royal Society, including the majority of papers read to these institutions. Letters by Faraday do occasionally appear for sale, but no scientific manuscript has been offered on the market in my experience.Both enclosing sheet and manuscript are on paper watermarked 'W. Stradling 1851'.For the published version see Jeffreys 427 and Wheeler Gift 2998

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        The Warden. FIRST EDITION.

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. 1855 24pp cata. (Sept. 1854), brick-red with publisher's ads on pastedowns. Orig. pale brown morocco-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine v. sl. dulled, following inner hinge sl. cracked. Contemp. signature of Florence E. Norris on verso of leading f.e.p. & verso of titlepage; armorial bookplate of Duff Cooper. A v.g. copy in custom-made tan morocco & cloth box.Trollope Society Catalogue 4; Sadleir 4. This is Sadleir's first binding, with horizontal-grained morocco cloth, but the advertisements printed on the differ from those mentioned by him. The first novel in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series. Scarce in original cloth.

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        Sketches of Places and People Abroad. By Wm. Wells Brown. With a Memoir of the Author

      Boston: John P. Jewett; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington; NY: Sheldon, Lamport & Blakeman, 1855. 1st Amer. ed. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, viii, [9]-320p. Original cloth. 19cm. Spine slightly sloped. Backstrip moderate sunned. Minimal foxing. Not a really crisp copy. At head of title: The American Fugitive in Europe. "During my sojourn abroad I found it advantageous to my purse to publish a book of travels, which I did under the title of 'Three Years in Europe, or Places I have seen and People I have met.' The work was reviewed by the ablest journals in Great Britain, and from their favorable criticisms I have been induced to offer it to the American public, with a dozen or more additional chapters." [Note to the American Edition, p. iv]. The memoir referred to in the title is found at pp. 9-34.

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        Wappen der Anno 1854 lebenden Geschlechter der Stadt Chur.

      Zürich, Siegfried o, J, (um 1855) - 23,2 x 16,2 cm, Farb. Titel sowie 13 Taf. in Farbe, Stempel auf Titelseite, Private Broschur, Barth 9888 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe. From the iron period of the northern nations to the end of the thirteenth century

      Oxford and London: John Henry & James Parker. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1855. First Edition. Cloth. Bright blue cloth, gilt decoration on upper board, gilt titles on spine, a.e.g., others deckle, in a jacket made from printer's scrap of an 1869 religious textbook; pp. xxv, 385, plus frontis and 88 other engravings. A stunning copy, bright and sharp; the jacket has a short clean tear to the front panel, a long jagged one to the rear, and offsetting from the boards on the verso. The 1869 book that supplied the jacket and this volume were both bound by Burn of London - therefore, the jacket evidently, supplied by the bindery, as was common, but rarely survive; scarce thus. .

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        A SYNOPSIS OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE BRITISH PALAEOZOIC ROCKS. With a description of the BRITISH PALAEOZOIC FOSSILS in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge

      London, John Parke and Son; Cambridge, Deighton Bell & Co., 1855.. FIRST EDITION EDITION 1855. THERE ARE 2 PRESENTATION LABELS, ONE FROM W. W. WATTS and ANOTHER FROM O. M. B. BULMAN. Thick 4to, approximately 325 x 260 mm, 12¾ x 10 inches, 25 full page lithograph plates, 2 double page, each with a page of explanatory text at rear of volume, pages: xcviii, viii, 1-644, viii, [645]-661 including index, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt coat of arms to upper cover, original pale yellow endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, 1 inch split to top of lower hinge, corners slightly worn and bumped, pale foxing and age-browning to the first three pages and the last three, occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy. Adam Sedgwick (1785?-1873), British palaeontologist; namer of the Devonian and Cambrian periods. One of the foremost scientists of his era. Charles Darwin attended Sedgwick's lectures In the summer of 1831 and just before Darwin sailed aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, Sedgwick took him on a "geologising" trip through northern Wales, where he taught him how to draw geological maps and to collect and describe specimens. This experience stood Darwin in good stead on the voyage, and he later sent Sedgwick many of the fossils he collected during the course of his duties as the Beagle's shipboard naturalist. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. See: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume XII, page 275. William Whitehead Watts FRS was a British geologist, whose label is on the first free endpaper, and Oliver Meredith Boone Bulman was a British palaeontologist, whose label is on the pastedown. He was Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        STRALSUND. Ansicht vom Hafen aus mit großem Dampfer und mehreren Segelschiffen.

      - Aquarell und Gouache in Grau mit Weißhöhung von Ewald Thiel, sig. u. dat. (18)97, 24 x 42 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXIII, S. 23. - Voll ausgeführte, sehr qualitätvolle Arbeit des 1855 in Ostpreussen geborenen Malers und Illustrators. Alt in Passepartout montiert.

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        Travels in North America, Canada, and Nova Scotia with Geological Observations.

      - London: Murray, 1855. Second edition, in two volumes (pp. xiii, 316; viii, 272, index). Octavo (20 cm) in green publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and decorations to spine, decorations in blind. Folding colour frontispiece (Bird’s Eye View of Niagara), map of Niagara, folding view of Niagara Falls, folding Fossil Mammalian Remains (clumsily repaired); frontispiece (folding colour geological map), view of coal seams in Pennsylvania, folding view footprints of birds on Bay of Fundy. Lyell’s journal of his travels in eastern North America written for the general public, with remarks certainly on geological matters but also, for example, on the nomenclature of places-- traveling out of Albany, Lyell was bemused to find himself visiting Syracuse, Utica, Rome, and Parma; breakfasting at St. Helena and dining at Elba before returning to Albany via Troy. Traveling through the Carolinas, Lyell remarked on the condition of slaves (It didn’t seem to worry him much, as he was wont to think of them as simple and childlike), and upon reaching Philadelphia one of several periodic financial disasters caught his attention. Quite good folding colour maps and additional illustrations in the text. With the bookplate of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey (1839- 1911), author of Permanence and Evolution: an Inquiry into the supposed mutability of animal types (London, 1882) and a critic of Darwin (ODNB). Spines sun-faded to tan, minor wear to tips and peripheries, one gathering pulled; otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Öieblikket. Nr. 1-9.

      Kjobenhavn, Reitzels Boog Arvinger, 1855. Öieblikket har numre 1 - 4 i Tredie Oplag er numre 5 - 9 i Andet Oplag. 8°. 20, 31, 16, 23, 32, 26, 77, 30, 22 pages. Hardcover / Original half leather with gilt lettering on spine. Slightly rubbed only. A very good+ copy. Nine small tracts issued monthly in which Kierkegaard attacked official Christendom. Kierkegaard had completed a tenth number, which was at the printer's when he died, the text remaining unpublished until appeared in the eighth volume of his Eifterladte Papirer in 1881..

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        John Brown sends news that he has secured sufficient funds to move his family to "Bloody Kansas"

      Rockford, Illinois, June 4, 1855. 7.75" x 9.75". "Important Autograph Letter Signed, ""John Brown,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 9.75"", Rockford, Illinois, June 4, 1855, addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to ""Henry Thompson North Elba Essex Co. New York."" Brown, who had set out to Illinois to sell of his herd of cattle, writes in full: ""Dear Children[,] I write just to say I have finally sold my cattle without risking much sacrifise [sic]; & expect to be on the way home Tomorrow. Oliver expects to remain behind & go to Kansas. After I get home I expect to set out with the family for North Elba as soon as we can get ready; yet we may possibly get off this week; but hardly think we can. I have heard nothing yet from the Boys at Kansas. All were well at home a few days since. Your affectionate father, John Brown"". True to his word, Brown set out east reaching Hudson, Ohio on June 18, and on June 28 he arrived in Syracuse, New York, just in time for the first day of a major anti-slavery convention where he received ""a most hearty approval of my intention of arming my sons and other friends in Kansas"" from the likes of Gerrit Smith, Frederick Douglass and other prominent abolitionists. This ""hearty approval"" included sixty dollars in donations, with $20 from Gerrit Smith alone. At the convention, Smith proceeded to read aloud two letters from Kansas written by Brown's son John, ""and read with such effect ... as to draw tears from numerous eyes ..."" (Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, 1891, 193-194)Brown continued on to Springfield, Massachusetts where he shipped some guns and other supplies to Cleveland, and then returned to North Elba to prepare for the journey to Kansas. On August 13, 1855, Brown departed North Elba in the company of the recipient of this letter, Henry Thompson, a staunch abolitionist, who married Brown's daughter Ruth (b. 1829) in 1850. Thompson and Brown arrived in Chicago fifteen days later (picking up Brown's son Oliver in Rockford, Illinois along the way) and purchased a young horse and loaded their wagon with supplies and concealed arms. The three arrived at Brown's Station on October 7, 1855. (David S. Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist, 2009, 135-136). The following year, Brown would gain public notoriety when he took matters into his own hands, attacking a pro-slavery settlement north of Pottawatomie Creek, in response to the sacking of Lawrence, Kansas?"starting what became popularly known as ""Bleeding Kansas."" "

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        Zinkhütte; im Vgr. Eisenbahn ('Anonyme Gesellschaft der Zink Gruben & Giessereien von "La Vielle Montagne", Borbeck's Hütte').

      - Farblithographie v. Canelle aus Belique Industrielle, um 1855, 30,5 x 45,5 Bechthold S. 42 (Hier mit Nr. 174). - Zeigt die Zinkhütte in Essen-Borbeck. - Im Vgr. rechts Eisenbahn. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      Trad. Juan Cortada. Imp. Joaquín Verdaguer. Barcelona, 1855 - . 25 cm. Dos vol.: (I) Un retrato, XVI-340 pág., 2 h. Ilustr. con 12 lám. grabadas, cinco de ellas a color, y 1 mapa plegado de Rusia meridional, fuera del texto. (II) 307 pág., 1 h. Ilustr. con 14 lám., cinco de ellas a color, y 1 mapa geológico de Crimea, plegado, fuera del texto. Dos vol. enc. en pasta española, planos y lomera algo rozados. Ligera señal de óxido. CCPB 279757-7. Palau 70304. Rusia. Hungría. Moldavia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Early Christianity in Arabia. A historical essay.

      London, Bernard Quaritch, 1855. - 8vo. VI, 198, (4) pp. Publisher's original blue boards with gilt title to spine. Only edition. - Binding bumped at extremeties and somewhat loosened; pencil marginalia. Provenance: Removed from the Harvard College Library (formerly in the collection of Konrad von Maurer of Munich, gift of the historian Archibald Cary Coolidge). Macro 2335. Gay 3378 bis. OCLC 462682950. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Reise im Orient. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Weber, 1855. - 8°. IX, 415, VII, 341 SS., 1 Bl. Halb-Leinen d. Zt. Ibrahim/Hilmy II, 366. Erste Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung einer 1854-55 unternommenen Reise durch Marokko, Algerien, Tunis, Ägypten nilaufwärts bis zum ersten Katarakt, Jerusalem, Palästina, Syrien, Kleinasien, die Türkei (besonders Konstantinopel) und Griechenland. Mit einem Anhang: "Die Türkei in staatswirthschaftlicher Beziehung". - Gut erhalten, nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig, meist jedoch sauber. Der Einband unter Verwendung des alten Rückenschildes sehr geschickt und stilvoll am Rücken mit passendem Leinen erneuert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux eaux des Pyrénées ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1855. Fine. Hachette & Cie, Paris 1855, 12x19cm, relié. - Second edition, published the same year as the original. Binding to bradel half indigo calico corners, flat spine with a gold finial, date tail piece as marine shagreen with very slight traces of abrasion, flat marbled paper, blankets (first flat with a slight trace of scratch due to scraping the edition) and spine preserved, binding signed cold fields. Precious autograph signed by the author Sainte-Beuve. Virtually free copy of any nice freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, parue la même année que l'originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo à coins, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine comportant de très légères traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, couvertures (premier plat comportant une légère trace d'éraflure due au grattage de la mention d'édition) et dos conservés, reliure signée à froid de Champs. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Hippolyte Taine à Sainte-Beuve. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur.

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        The Campaign in the Crimea

      London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, 1855. First . Hardcover. VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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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        Sporting Adventures in the New World; or Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia (2 volumes)

      Hurst and Blackett 1855 - 2 volumes in very good condition. Pages are bright, clean and unmarked; not ex-library. Tan cloth covers are somewhat worn, but gilt to the front and spine is bright. Volume 1 spine is slightly cocked, but textblock is tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Russie ancienne et moderne d'après les chroniques nationales et les meilleurs historiens

      - Paris, Furne, 1855. Fort in-8, (4)-VII-(1)-571-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos orné, tranches dorées (rousseurs). Illustré d'une carte dépliante en couleurs, de 12 gravures, et de 6 planches en couleurs de costumes. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Notes on a Yacht Voyage to Hardanger Fjord, and the Adjacent Estuaries. By a Yachting Dabbler. With Numerous Illustrations. Longman, Brown, Green and Longman,

      London [1855]. [4], XXVII, 105, [5] s. + 26 plansjer (inkl. frontispise), hvorav 3 med oppklebete kolorerte litografier, 13 tonede litografier, 2 tonede stålstikk og 8 tresnitt (xylografier), og foldet litografert kart i farger. Orig. dekorert, slitt og falmet, helsjirtingb. Øvre og nedre kapitél avslitt og ryggstripen med rifter. Hjørnene med noen små sår. Samtidig skrift øverst på flybl., og dedikasjon fra Erland S[cheen], datert "London Sept. 76", lengre ned. Stedvis noe brunplettet. Noen fingermerker i margen. Enkelte små bretter. "Second issue".. Schiötz 887, Utlendingers reiser i Norge, Universitetsforlaget 1970. Reise i Norge med egen yacht sommeren 1845: Bergen - Tysnes - Hardanger - Stavanger - Christiansand

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        The Book of English Country Life ; in which is included "A Treatise on the Rifle and Rifle Practice". [With an Appendix on Angling - Games with the Bal (Cricket - Tennis - Rackets and Fives - Foot-Ball) - Training for Pedestrianism, Rowing &c. and chapters on The Greyhound - Breeding Greyhounds etc.]. With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood Edited by Henry Downes Miles, Esq. - With numerous Illustrations [32 full - page Lithographs] Most of the Lithographs by Henry Lea & Co. (Fleet Street) but also by R.S.Wilkinson & Co. / J. Rapkin / C.J. Mackersie / D. Brand and others.

      London: James George Button & Co.. Only very mild signs of staining to very few of the plates, otherwise in extremely clean and excellent condition. Absolutely scare work of Henry Downes Miles, probably preceding all his other publications. The stunning lithographical plates in excellent condition (with only six plates showing slight dampstaining). With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood.. Two Volumes (complete). London, James George Button & Co., no year (c. 1855). Large Quarto. Pagination: Volume I - IV, 240 pages with 9 full - page Lithographs (one in colour)/ Volume II - IV, 237 pages (continuously paginated from page 241 to page 478) with 23 full-page plates (one in colour). Hardcover - Two stunning volumes in recent full stained brown calf (slightly sprinked) with gilted decoration and leather labels on spines. Excellent Binding by Bayntun - Riviere in Bath. Only very mild signs of staining to very few of the plates, otherwise in extremely clean and excellent condition. Absolutely scare work of Henry Downes Miles, probably preceding all his other publications. The stunning lithographical plates in excellent condition (with only six plates showing slight dampstaining). With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood. Illustrations include the following, original Lithographs: Volume I Illustrations for the Chapter - The Gun Bound before the endpaper of Volume I is Plate I of "Fly Fishing" - Titled: "Natural Flies and their Larvae - Artificial Flies for the Months" - (That is Overall Plate IV of the Angling chapter). The other illustrations in Volume I are: Plate I - History of the Gun / Plate II - The Parts of a Fowling Piece / Plate III - Barrels and Breeches / [possibly surplus Plate (not numbered) ] - Rifle Practice - The Trajectory / Plate VI - The Rifle - Target, Butts & Register / possibly Plate V (falsely numbered Plate III again) - Breech - Loading Rifles and Shot Gun / Plate IV - Breechloading and Revolving Rifles / Plate VII - Accessories of the Shot, Gun and Rifle / Plate VIII - How to Handle the Gun / The Chapters on Guns include: History of the Gun The Rifleman and his Rifle / Construction of the Enfield Rifle / The Charge: Gunpowder - Its Ingredients / The Projectile / The Sight / The Aim / Breech - Loading Rifles / The Revolving Breech Principle / Colonel Colt's Revolving Rifle / Colt's Revolvers / Colt's Breech Loading Arms with a magnificent full page text - illustration / Adams's Revolver (with text illustration) / Daw's Revolver (with text illustration) / The Jacob Rifle / The Lancaster Rifle / The Whitworth Rifle / Purdey's Rifle / Westley Richard's Rifle / Breech-Loading Shotguns / Pigeon, Duck and Punt Guns / The Pigeon-Gun / The Duck-Gun / The Punt and Stanchion Gun / Choice of a Gun / Sporting Gunpowder / Manufacture of Shot / Wadding / Shot-Cartridges / Trial of the Gun / On the Bursting of Gun Barrels / Recoil / Range / Penetration / Action of the Locks / A Sportsman's Outfit / Shooting - Handling the Gun in the Field / Premonitory Hints and Cautions / Loading / The Aim / Death in the Lock / Shooting Flying / Chapter: Shooting Dogs Illustrations include Lithographs by Henry Lea & Co.: Plate I - A Group of Shooting Dogs (Pointer, Setter, Springer & Cocker) / Plate II - Partridge Shooting (Lithograph after an original Painting by C.H.Weigall) / Plate III - Pheasant Shooting - from an original Painting by C.H.Weigall / Plate IV - Grouse Shooting (from an original painting by C.H.Weigall) / Plate V - Cock Shooting / Plate VI - A Pigeon - Match [with] Five-Trap-Shooting (original Lithograph by Henry Lea) / Plate VII - A Lincolnshire Decoy (End View and Front View) - Lithograph by Henry Lea after a Drawing from the original by W. Lubbock / Plate VIII - Wild Duck Shooting - Lithograph by Henry Lea after a Drawing from the original by C. H. Weigall / Chapters on the Dogs include: Dogs used by the shooter / Breeding Pointers and Setters / Kennelling and Feeding / Breaking and Training Shooting Dogs / Varieties of Shooting Dogs / The Retriever / The Newfoundland / The Pursuit of Feathered Game / Breeding and Preservation of Pheasants / The Woodcock and Cock - Shooting / Snipes and Snipe Shooting / Pigeon - Shooting etc. etc. / Wild-Fowling - Fen-Shooting - Shore & Punt-gunning / Ancient Methods of Wildfowling / The Dog for Wildfowl / Flapper - Shooting / Wild - Duck Shooting / Volume II Bound before the endpaper of Volume II is Plate II of "Fly Fishing" - Titled: "Flies for July" - "Artificial Flies for the Months" - (That is Overall Plate V of the Angling chapter). In the beginning of Volume II the chapter on Wildfowl continues from Volume I: Illustrations include the following, original Lithographs: Plate I - Group of Wildfowl / Plate II - Group of Fen & Moor Birds / Plate III - Punt Gunning on the Coast - A Shot at Brent Geese / Plate IV - Wildfowling on the Coast (The Poole Canoe / Mud Pattens / The Keyhaven or Hawker Punt) / Plate V - Deerstalking at Glenartney / Plate VI - Rabbit Shooting / Plate VII - Group of Terriers (The Skye Terrier / The Scotch Terrier / The English Smooth Terrier / The Crossed Scotch / The Dandie Dinmont / The Bull Terrier) / Plate VIII - Structure and Anatomy of the Dog / Plate IX - Vermin & their Destruction (Showing Traps for Self-Hunting Dgs - The Polecat / The Pine Marten / The Stoat / The Weasel / The Ferret / The Hedgehog) / Plate X - Birds of Prey / Plate XI - A Sharp Look - Out (The Fox) / Plate XII - Group of Hounds (The Buckhound / The Scottish Deerhound / The Old Southern Hound / The Harrier / The Modern Foxhound of two crosses / The Bloodhound) / Plate XIII - Hunting - Breaking Cover / Plate XIV - Hunting - Death of the Fox / Plate XV - Fallow Deer - Buck & Doe / Plate XVI - [Harehunting] Running for "A Ring" / Plate XVII - Coursing (From an original Drawing by C.H.Weigall) / Plate XVIII - River Fish (Salmon, Pike, Trout & Gudgeon) / Plate XIX - Fishing Implements / Plate XX - Fishing Implements / Plate XXI - Cricketing (Lord Cricket Ground, St.John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players) / Plate XXII - Games with the Ball - Tennis (The Court at Lord's) /? Chapters include: The Teal / The Pintail Duck / Wild-Geese / The Solan Goose / The Keyhaven Punt / The Pursuit of Wild Animals with the Gun / Deerstalking / Buck - Shooting / Rabbit - Shooting / The Deer-Stalkers Equipment / The Rifle / The Scotch Deerhound / Hare and Rabbit - Shooting / The Dog: Its Physiology and Diseases / Origin of the Dog / Structure and Anatomy of the Dog / Diseases of the Dog and their Treatment / Canine Madness - Rabies / Mange / Diseases of the Internal Organs / Operations and Treatment of Accidents / Breeding / List of Dog Medicines / The Art for the Prevention of Dog Stealing / The Preservation of Game - Vermin and their Destruction / The Self-Hunting Dog / The Wild Cat / Winged Destroyers (Kestrel / Buzzard / Harriers etc.) / The Chase - Foxhunting / Stag - Hunting / Hare - Hunting / Otter - Hunting / The Natural History of the Fox / Foxhunting Countries / The Master of Hounds / Cost of Foxhunting / Formation of a Pack / The Kennel - Feeding - Breeding and Training / Names of Foxhounds, Buckhounds or Harriers / Training, Entering and Drafting Hounds / Foxhunting - The Meet / Foxhounds in England and Wales / List of Packs in England and Wales with the Number of Days they Hunt - (For example Hounds which hunt six days in the week: Badminton (Duke of Beaufort) / The Burton (Lord H. Bentwick) / The Quorn (Earl of Stamford) / The Belvoir (Duke of Rutland) / Foxhunting (Riding to Hounds) / Foxhunting - Weather & Scent / Cubhunting / Staghunting / The Red Deer / Hunting the Wild Stag / Hunting the Carted Deer / Hunting the Fallow Deer / Harehunting / The Natural History of the Hare / Otterhunting / Natural History of the Otter / The Otterhound / Coursing and the Greyhound / The Greyhound - History and Origin / Training of the Greyhound / Match - Coursing / Laws of Coursing Choice of the Brood Bitch / Breeding the Greyhound / Appendix - Angling - Games with the Ball - Training for Pedestrianism, Rowing, &c. Training for Rwoing, Pedestrianism, Boxing and other Athletic Exercises //

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        BÜCKEBURG. - Trachten. "Trachten der Landleute aus dem Fürstentum Bückeburg und Umgegend". Vier Frauen in ihren variantenreichen Trachten, im Gespräch stehend und sitzend in einer hügeligen Landschaft, dazu zwei Kinder, rechts Ausblick auf die Kirche eines Dorfes. Drei Männer von vorne, seitlich und von hinten, stehend in ihren langen weißen Mänteln und den breitkrämpigen Hüten, zwei mit langen Pfeifen, dahinter Ausblick in eine hügelige Landschaft mit einem Gehöft links. Insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern, als Gegenstücke alt montiert, darunter die gesondert montierte Inschrift.

      - 2 altkol. Lithographien, handschriftlich alt dat. 1855, je 21,5 x 16,5 cm. Das grüne Untersatzpapier vereinzelt fleckig und mit Randläsuren, die prachtvollen Blätter unberührt und farbfrisch!

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        Panorama von Constantinopel in 5 Blättern

      Wien, Auer 1855 - 1856.. Fünf Lithografien in Sepia nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel. Bildgr. je 19,5 x 27,5 cm, Blattgr. je 26,5 x 35 cm. Dekoratives und seltenes Panorama von Istanbul in fünf Blatt nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel (1822-1900) aufgenommen in etwa vom Dach des Großen Basars. Das Panorama zeigt auf dem ersten Blatt die Süleymaniye-Moschee, Teile des Goldenen Horns und Teile des heutigen Stadtteils Beyoglu, Blatt 2 zeigt auch das goldene Horn mit dem dahinter liegenden Stadtteil Galata und den Galata-Turm, Blatt 3 zeigt die Yeni-Moschee und den Bosporus, Blatt vier zeigt die Umgebung des Topkapi-Palastes und Blatt 5 die Hagia Sophia, die Nuruosmaniye-Moschee und die Sultan-Ahmed-Moschee; Beilage zu der von Michael Auer, dem Bruder von Alois Auer (Erfinder des Naturselbstdrucks) mit dem er gerne verwechselt wird, zwischen 1854 und 1861 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift "Faust. Poligrafisch-illustrierte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie und Unterhaltung", die vor allem wegen der unterschiedlichen grafischen Drucktechniken interessant war. Die hübschen Tafeln mit goldener Umrahmung; Tafel III links unten spiegelverkehrt von Würbel signiert. - In den Rändern etwas fleckig, das erste Blatt leicht wasserrandig.

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        Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen age et a la Renaissance dessine'e et decrtite par Aymar Verdier et parl le Dr. F. Cattois. Tome premier (-deuxieme).

      Librairie Archeologique de Vor Didron 1855-57, Paris - 2 voll. in 4 grande, pp. V + 176 con 57 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.; 240 con 56 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.Âper un totale di 113 tavole incise (tavole complete, nessuna mancante come daÂriscontro con l'indice delle tavole presente in ciascuno dei due volumi che indicano appunto 57 tavole nel primo e 56 tavole nel secondo /ÂVolumes complete, all the engravings are present as the final index shows. The index of the first volume include 57 engraving, the index of the second 56). Legatura in mz. pl. coeva con angoli (qualche abrasione agli angoli e al dorso, conservate all'interno le copertine originali). Bell'opera, riccamente illustrata, con moltissimi esempi di architettura civile e domestica medievale e rinascimentale perlopiu' francese. Sono tuttavia presenti anche degli esempi in Italia nelle citta' di Viterbo, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa (tutte con tavole). L'A., Aymar Verdier, architetto, fu il costruttore dei conventi de l'Assomption a Bordeaux e della chiesa di Saint Maur de Luneville a Auteuil. 'La manie're d'habiter est une question qui agite depuis peu l'esprit des arche'ologues qui s'inte'ressaient notamment, et ce jusqu'a' re'cemment, aux techniques de construction de l'habitat et a' son environnement. La maison me'die'vale, qu'elle soit de pierre, de terre crue ou de bois, a suscite' d'importantes recherches au XIXe'me sie'cle, avec entre autre les travaux de Verdier et Cattois portant sur l'Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen Age et a' la Renaissance (1855-57) et surtout ceux d?Euge'ne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc avec le Dictionnaire raisonne' de l?architecture française (1844-68)' (da 'histoire-et-geographie.oboulo'). FRA

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