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        THE LAW OF KINDNESS: ILLUSTRATEDBY AUTHENTIC STORIES

      Sheldon, Lamport & Blakeman. Some wearon cover, first page missing, pages some stains. . Fair. Hardcover. 1855.

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        Die Insel Sardinien. Geschichtliche Entwicklung der gegenwärtigen Zustände derselben in ihrer Verbindung mit Italien. Nebst 12 Kupfern und einer Karte von Sardinien.

      Leipzig: Verlag der Dyk\'schen Buchhandlung, 1855. Zweite vermerhte Ausgabe VIII, 382 Seiten mit 12 Kupferstichen und einer auffaltbarten Karte. Gebundene Ausgabe. Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lederecken. Gutes Exemplar. Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Bindung fest und sauber. Namenseintrag auf Titelblatt. Je ein Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Einbandinnendeckel. Innen schön und sauber erhalten. Wirkt kaum gelesen. Wenige Seiten mit blassen Stockflecken. Für das Alter schön erhalten. Versand D: 2,20 EUR

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        Autograph document signed with original artwork.

      N.p., Vancouver, WA 1855 - One page document, a deed, in the hand of Derby, the celebrated humorist and author of 'Phoenixiana'. 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, done in brown/black ink. Very good.The document reads as follows: 'Columbia Barracks, Vancouver/October 29th, 1855/This may certify, that for the sum of two/hundred and fifty dollars to me paid, I have/this day sold to Lieut. G.H. Derby [autograph], a house/recently erected by me, situated, fronting on the/Parade ground, on the left of the building now/occupied as a band barracks. This house was/before this date my own private property, and was/erected on the reserve with the express permission of/the Commanding Officer of the post./[New paragraph] In witness hereof, I have hereunto affixed my/hand and seal, this 29 October 1855./Witnessed by/[in a different hand] H.D. Wallin/Capt. 4th Inf. [drawing of a seal, the animal, by Derby, side view, underneath which is printed 'Seal"./[Second signature, not by Derby, and front view of a seal, the animal, with water and a boat in the background, presumably by Derby]On the verso of the sheet, which is folded in thirds, is a notation in Derby's hand; 'Capt. H.D. Wallin/Deed for house at/Vancouver/October 29, 1855'.This document was written in the same year that Phoenixiana, a selection of Derby's sketches and burlesques which had previously appeared in periodicals, was published. Derby's writings represent one of the earliest developments of the so-called American, or Western, style of humor. His influence can be seen in many subsequent writers, most noticeable Mark TwainAccompanied by the first published view of Fort Vancouver plate XLIV ('Fort Vancouver, W.T.), a tinted lithograph, from the Narrative and Final Report of Explorations for a Route for a pacific Railroad Near the 47th Parallels from St. Paul's to Puget Sound (1860).

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        Zululand a Mission Tour in South Africa

      [with] Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa. First edition. 8vo. Mordern half morocco, gilt. viii, 232, viii, 232pp. London, James Nisbet & Co., 1862 &

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        Storia di Milano... riveduta e annotata dal prof. Egidio De Magri...

      Colombo Libraio, 1855. Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. (4) lxxii, 780, 768, 719 (1). Frontespizio figurato a ciascun volume, ritratto dell'autore e 10 tavole f.t. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS; FROM THE CLOSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, ABOUT THE YEAR 420 B.C.E., TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE IN THE YEAR 70 C.E. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

      Philadelphia: Moss & Brother(1855.). 1st edition. Period Quarter Leather and marbled boards, 8vo, 486 + 405 pages. All edges marbled. Raphall (1798-1868) was born in Stockholm and settled in England in 1825, quickly becoming prominent in British Jewry as one of its chief exponents to the Christian world and as a fighter for the political rights of Jews and against defamations of Judaism. He published the first Jewish periodical in England and co-produced the first translation of parts of the Mishna into English. In 1849 he moved to the US, and in 1860 delivered the first invocation by a rabbi before the US House of Representatives. Raphall is most known, however, for his delivery, less than a year later at the height of the secession crisis in January of 1861, of what became "the most highly publicized rabbinical statement on the 'Bible and Slavery'" in which he placed "Judaism squarely in opposition to abolitionism, [and] denied that any statement in the Bible could be interpreted to prohibit slavery, and, insisted that, on the contrary, biblical law granted the right to own slaves. " (EJ) . This played well with Jewish Southerners. He eventually settled in New York, where he led the B'nai Jeshurun congregation. (JE) Singerman 1409. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Lower spine labels missing, some other wear to gilt spines, some rubbing to boards, hinges on vol I starting, but a beautiful set in gorgeous period marbled endpapers and boards with raised bands. Very Good Condition. A beautiful set. (AMR-5-25A)

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        THE HOLY LAND: SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT, & NUBIA

      London: Day & Son, 1855-56. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing.. 285 x 195 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 3/8"). Six volumes bound in three. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. Fine 20th century crimson crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey & Co. (stamp-signed on front turn-in), boards with simple gilt-rule border, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 250 FINE TINTED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES, MOSTLY OF VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND, by Louis Haghe after Roberts (a few with hand coloring), including engraved titles, two engraved maps, and an engraved portrait of Roberts. Abbey, Travel 385, 388, and 272; Blackmer 1432; Tobler, p. 229. Text leaves with faint overall darkening (due to paper quality), isolated small patches of foxing or minor smudges to margin of plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, the text entirely clean, smooth, and fresh, the bindings unworn, and THE IMAGES VERY CLEAN, RICH, AND ENTIRELY WITHOUT FOXING. This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing.

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        Grins. Smartest Nation In All Creation: Comprising; ¿The Yankee Among The Mermaids¿, ¿Students abroad: their romance and real life¿, The Forger¿s Wife¿, ¿Lobster Salad YANKEE HUMOUR, and Uncle Sam's Fun¿, ¿A Story With A Vengeance or, How Many Joints may go to a tale¿

      London, Charles H. Clarke, 48, Paternoster Row 1855 - London, Charles H. Clarke, 48, Paternoster Row. 1855. First Edition. First edition 1855 in marbled, half-leather (spine and corners) hardback book. Book Condition: Very Good minus. Boards show some wear and rubbing to extremities, spine a little scuffed, flat spine, no lean, sound binding. Front endpaper missing, prelims spotted, remainder of contents clean and unmarked though with variable toning in paper. 670 pp, many full page, black and white illustrations to the final book ¿Yankee Humour and Uncle Sam¿s Fun¿. Size - 5¿ x 7¿ (12cm x 18cm) ¿ Rare. Further photos available on request. Containing six, complete works as follows, The Yankee Among The Mermaids; A Yarn by a Cape Codder. By Burton, William E. (William Evans) including three black and white, half-page illustrations, uncredited. 160 pp. Students abroad : their romance and real life by Kimball, Richard B. (Richard Burleigh) First Edition 1855. Ward And Lock, 158, Fleet Street. 1855. 121 pp. The Forger¿s Wife by John Lang. First Edition, 1855. Ward And Lock, 158, Fleet Street. 1855. 128pp. Lobster Salad by Percy Bolingbroke St. John (with Edward Copping), First Edition, London, 1855, Illustrated frontispiece and other in-text chapter heading ills. In black and white, uncredited. Ward And Lock, 158, Fleet Street. 1855. 120pp YANKEE HUMOUR, and Uncle Sam's Fun by Bede, Cuthbert [Edward Bradley]; 1853. London: Nathaniel Cooke, London: Nathaniel Cooke, Milford House, Strand. Third Edition. With an introduction by William Jerdan and eight, striking, full page black and white illustrations, uncredited, possibly by the author. 115 pp. A Story With A Vengeance or, How Many Joints may go to a tale by Angus B. Reach and Shirley Brooks. . Second Edition. With a frontispiece and ten cuts (illustrations) by Smyth. Angus Reach was a British writer noted for his journalism and ficiton. He counted Shirley Brooks as his greatest friend, who was also a novelist and journalist. Brooks is noted for his contributions to Punch, at one time becoming editor. This scarce work is the only one the two wrote together. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. 114pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOLY LAND: SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT, & NUBIA

      London: Day & Son, 1855-56. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing.. 285 x 195 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 3/8"). Six volumes bound in three. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. Fine 20th century crimson crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey & Co. (stamp-signed on front turn-in), boards with simple gilt-rule border, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 250 FINE TINTED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES, MOSTLY OF VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND, by Louis Haghe after Roberts (a few with hand coloring), including engraved titles, two engraved maps, and an engraved portrait of Roberts. Abbey, Travel 385, 388, and 272; Blackmer 1432; Tobler, p. 229. Text leaves with faint overall darkening (due to paper quality), isolated small patches of foxing or minor smudges to margin of plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, the text entirely clean, smooth, and fresh, the bindings unworn, and THE IMAGES VERY CLEAN, RICH, AND ENTIRELY WITHOUT FOXING.This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing.

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        The Private Journal of Lewis Carroll 1855 to 1897 (rare facsimile Copy; Six Volumes Plus Index, from the Library of Morton N Cohen)

      Six volumes + index volume, bound in burgundy buckram with simple gilt titling to spine. The volumes consist of copies of the original and printed one side only. Each volume measures approximately 20 × 27cm. Not signed as such but this set belonged to and comes from the London library of pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar Professor Morton N Cohen and his ownership stamp is to the ffep of each volume, as well as occasional marginal annotation and bookmark. A remarkable resource for Lewis Carroll scholars and collectors, this set presents a copy of all that survives of C H Dodgson's Private Journal in which he records his meetings, writings and daily life. The Lewis Carroll Society has written a brief history of the journals and the missing volumes, which states "Lewis Carroll kept a diary throughout his adult life, and although not every day is recorded, he maintained a detailed chronicle of his activities, often summarising short periods of days, or even elapsed months. Nine volumes of his diaries have survived, covering the period 1 January 1855 to 23 December 1897. The first of these is numbered volume 2 and the last is numbered volume 13. Volumes 1, 3, 6 and 7 are missing." They go on to say "Following Carroll's death in 1898, the manuscript diaries were kept by members of the Dodgson family, and were transferred to various senior members of the C.L. Dodgson Estate for safe keeping, until they were purchased by the British Library in 1969." One example reads "May 16 [1865] (Friday), Recieved from Macmillan a copy (blank all but the first sheet) of "Alices Adventures in Wonderland" bound in red cloth as a specimen". Volume 1 contains January 1855 to April 1858, volume 2 is May 1862 to August 1864, Volume 3 is Sept 1864 to January 1868, volume 4 is April 1868 to September 1880, volume 4A is July 1883 to June 1892 (this volume is printed two entries to a side, up to 186 is on the outer edge of the page, and the up to 1892 is next to it and running the other way so the book must be flipped) and finally volume 5 is July 1892 to a few weeks before Lewis Carroll's in early 1898. This is complemented by an alphabetical index volume compiled by R E Thompson and runs to 202pp. Condition: This set is in good condition but was heavily used by Professor Cohen, with quite heavy shelfwear and rubbing to the corners. The inner bindings are secure but some are printed on india paper and have been lightly creased. There is some finger marking to the page edges and as mentioned Prof Cohen has made a few marginal annotations. Overall, a collectible set with an important provenance. PLEASE NOTE: This set is very heavy at 8 kg, so postage will have to be significantly increased. Please see the Cox and Budge website for full shipping details.. Hardback. Good.

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        THE CHINESE EMPIRE: FORMING A SEQUEL TO THE WORK ENTITLED "RECOLLECTIONS OF A JOURNEY THROUGH TARTARY AND THIBET" [TWO VOLUMES]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1855 - 8vo., 2 volumes; VG-; spine paneled blue leather with gilt tooling, red label with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound with blue cloth boards, some damage to both spines, including wear to ribs and panels, wear at edges, and cracking at head and tail; boards have bumping to corners; volume 1 has a folding map in excellent condition, with only a tiny rip; Both volumes have the bookplate of Sherard Osborn, as well as his signature and date on the half title page; Sherard Osborn was the captain of the HMS Furious, as well as being a Royal Navy Admiral and Arctic Explorer. He was captain of the HMS Furious during the Second Opium War, a time this book covers, making this a very nice association copy; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      Brooklyn: s.n., 1855. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (BAL's and Myerson's Binding "A"); First State of the frontispiece portrait (on heavy paper); second state of the copyright page, as usual; second state of p. iv ). Offered here in the first issue of the first printing, this collection of Whitman's poetry is described by PMM as "America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, that of 1855 intellectual." Dubbing Whitman (1819-92) "the Poet and the Prophet of Democracy," PMM adds that "the whole of Leaves of Grass is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation." Most of this volume is occupied by the celebrated "Song of Myself," a publication so sexually candid as to be branded immoral at the time, but now recognized as one of the great achievements of 19th century American poetry. Reviews in 1855 were mixed, with the most enthusiastic coming from Emerson, whose words of praise became the preface to the second edition. According to Myerson, 795 copies of the first edition were bound: 337 in Binding "A" in June and July of 1855; 262 in Binding "B" in December, 1855 and January, 1856; and 196 copies in two other binding styles. Copies of this edition fetch more than $100,000 at auction, and the infrequently found copies in fine condition can go for more than twice that amount; our copy is priced advantageously as a reflection of the (skillful) restoration work the cover has undergone. Laid in is a very thorough printed delineation of the repairs (which involved the partial incorporation of a backstrip from a later facsimile cover) performed on the book by Lyn R. Jacobs.. 288 x 200 mm. (11 3/8 x 7 3/4"). xii, 95 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (BAL's and Myerson's Binding "A"); First State of the frontispiece portrait (on heavy paper); second state of the copyright page, as usual; second state of p. iv ). Original publisher's green cloth, covers with gilt frames, gilt titling, and decoration in blind, flat spine titled in gilt, marbled endpapers, the binding with extensive refurbishing and very skillful repairs (see below). Housed in a green quarter morocco box. Frontispiece portrait of the author, original tissue guard. BAL 21395; Grolier American 67; Myerson A2.I.a1; PMM 340. Some variations in color to boards (because of refurbishing), the gilt with variable degrees of brightness (visible but rather dulled on the spine, a bit less than bright on the front cover, and with original luster on the back), but the expertly restored binding entirely solid and certainly agreeable enough. Isolated marginal smudges, otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text clean, smooth, and fresh. Offered here in the first issue of the first printing, this collection of Whitman's poetry is described by PMM as "America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, that of 1855 intellectual." Dubbing Whitman (1819-92) "the Poet and the Prophet of Democracy," PMM adds that "the whole of Leaves of Grass is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation." Most of this volume is occupied by the celebrated "Song of Myself," a publication so sexually candid as to be branded immoral at the time, but now recognized as one of the great achievements of 19th century American poetry. Reviews in 1855 were mixed, with the most enthusiastic coming from Emerson, whose words of praise became the preface to the second edition. According to Myerson, 795 copies of the first edition were bound: 337 in Binding "A" in June and July of 1855; 262 in Binding "B" in December, 1855 and January, 1856; and 196 copies in two other binding styles. Copies of this edition fetch more than $100,000 at auction, and the infrequently found copies in fine condition can go for more than twice that amount; our copy is priced advantageously as a reflection of the (skillful) restoration work the cover has undergone. Laid in is a very thorough printed delineation of the repairs (which involved the partial incorporation of a backstrip from a later facsimile cover) performed on the book by Lyn R. Jacobs.

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        MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM Part I--Life as a Slave Part II--Life as a Freeman

      New York and Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. No terminal advertisements. Small octavo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; xxxi 34-464 p. ill. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped sides. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece by John Chester Buttre from a daguerreotype; two wood engravings represent Slavery and Freedom by Nathaniel Orr. Appendix of extracts from speeches, etc. Tight and clean binding. Stands straight. Pages with no bookplate or writing. Endpapers clean. Clear protective cover. Previously rebacked gilt-faded spine and restored corners, professionally replaced tissue and three repaired tears, small stains throughout and corner bends with edges and plates lightly foxed. A radical revision of Frederick Douglass' first autobiography. The publisher's best-selling book of the year. Frederick Douglass was the first black nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1872. Blockson 9717. National Union Catalog 0352100. Sabin 20714. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature p. 402. Very good+ in no dust jacket if issued.

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        Ls, to John Blackwood, from Tavistock House, Monday Twelfth March 1855. Largely in a secretarial hand but with the address, salutation, signature and addressee added by Dickens.

      1855 1855 - 29 lines on first & third side of folded 8vo sheet, integral blanks. Five examples of this ?standard letter? encouraging attendance at the AGM of the Literary Fund are recorded in vol. VII of Pilgrim Letters on pp562-3. The other four recipients are Ainsworth, Dr. Arnott, Peter Cunningham and Dr. William Smith. Forster and C.W. Dilke intended to challenge the Fund?s constitution at the meeting. Arnott & Cunningham attended. The address for the meeting in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury Square is given wrongly as 72 or 70 (rather than 73) in all letters. John Blackwood, proprietor of Blackwood?s Edinburgh Magazine, must have apologised for his absence to Dickens who then wrote to him on the 15th March: ?Many thanks for your obliging note. I did more than I had expected yesterday.? The motion was carried unanimously and a Charter committee established. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE CHINESE EMPIRE: FORMING A SEQUEL TO THE WORK ENTITLED "RECOLLECTIONS OF A JOURNEY THROUGH TARTARY AND THIBET" [TWO VOLUMES]

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. Second Edition. 8vo., 2 volumes; VG-; spine paneled blue leather with gilt tooling, red label with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound with blue cloth boards, some damage to both spines, including wear to ribs and panels, wear at edges, and cracking at head and tail; boards have bumping to corners; volume 1 has a folding map in excellent condition, with only a tiny rip; Both volumes have the bookplate of Sherard Osborn, as well as his signature and date on the half title page; Sherard Osborn was the captain of the HMS Furious, as well as being a Royal Navy Admiral and Arctic Explorer. He was captain of the HMS Furious during the Second Opium War, a time this book covers, making this a very nice association copy; shelved case 9. Dupont.

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        Sporting Adventures in the New World;or Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia.

      1855 - First edition. 2 vols. Tinted lithograph frontispieces. 8vo. Fine original cloth, gilt. xii, 304; viii,300, 24 ads (dated March 55)pp. London, Hurst and Blackett, A really nice copy of this classic work with ,apart from the hunting accounts, fishing reports as well as ethnographic detail.T.P.L., 3555; Lande, 1821. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fu allievo di Ernst Pauer (pianoforte) a Magonza, e poi nel 1855 e 1856 di Siegfried Dehn (contrappunto) a Berlino. Fu poi allievo di canto di Antonio Sangiovanni a Milano. Inizio' l'insegnamento di contrappunto al Conservatorio di Monaco nel 1856 e diresse i teatri di Zurigo nel 1858 e di Norimberga e Hannover tra il 1859 e il 1865. Dal 1865 al 1866 fu a capo della Societa' Cherubini di Firenze. Infine nel 1883, a coronamento della sua carriera musicale, fu nominato direttore del Conservatorio di Francoforte dove insegno' fino al 1908. Compose 9 opere, 2 sinfonie e molta musica da camera. Quasi tutti i suoi manoscritti sono conservati alla Biblioteca di Stato di Berlino. Manoscritti autografi delle tre sonate per violino e pianoforte. La prima sonata "Erste Sonate fur die Violine mit Klavierbegleitung" comprende lo spartito per violino e pianoforte (14 pp. cm. 27x35). La seconda sonata "Zweite Sonate fur die violine mit Klavierbegleitung" comprende anche la parte separata del violino (29 pp. cm. 27x35), mentre la Terza Sonata, incompleta, e' presente solo con la parte staccata del violino (5 pp. cm. 27x35) Numerose correzioni nel testo.

      1855.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon (12 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 9 ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier

      Avec la nomenclature linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier, revue sur l'édition in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale et annotées par M. Flourens, Nouvelle édition illustrée de 149 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de MM. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le plus grand soin, 12 vol. in-4 (275 x 190 mm à la reliure) reliure demi-chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Garnier Frères, Paris, s.d., (1855-1857), Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux, xxxvi-686 pp. avec 6 planches (dont portrait-frontispice de Buffon et 5 pl. coloriées dont 2 cartes ) ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes, 667 pp. avec 21 pl. (sur 23) dont 20 pl. col. (sur 22); Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes, 597 pp. avec 19 pl. col. ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes, 680 pp. avec 12 pl. col. ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux, 597 pp. avec 23 planches col. ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux, 586 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux, 624 pp. avec 21 planches col.; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux, 631 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 9 : 670 pp., 1 f. blanc, 4 pp. et 2 ff. avec 6 pl. col. ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux, 569 pp. ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux, 609 pp. et 1 f. ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier, 824-6 pp. (avec la table de placement des planches) Très agréable exemplaire bien relié, avec 148 planches sur les 150 annoncée en table (manquent les planches 8 : négresse blanche et 9 : monstres). Les illustrations de Traviès et Gobin sont superbes. Bon exemplaire (mq. les 2 planches signalées, infimes frott. à la reliure, qq. lég. rouss., qq. mouill., petits accrocs à 3 ff.), à prix très raisonnable. Français

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        Little Dorrit.

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1855–7. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. 20 numbers bound in 19, as issued. Original printed blue wrappers designed by Phiz. Housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase in green straight grain morocco-backed green cloth and marbled paper chemises. With 40 black and white plates, including 8 dark plates, all by Phiz. Blue leather booklabel of William Bunker to front pastedown of chemises. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Du Boulay, Donhead Hall to head of front covers. Small clipping removed from front adverts in Part I, pp. 19–20, small pencil marginalia below. Minor creasing to edges, occasional light foxing; an excellent set. First edition, first issue text in the original monthly parts published between December 1855 and June 1857, with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pages 469–473 in Part 15. Wrapper design and 40 etched plates (including 8 "Dark Plates") by H. K. Browne (Phiz). The wrappers and adverts differ from those called for by Hatton & Cleaver as follows: Part II: missing back adverts; Part X: missing back advert "S. & T. Gilbert". This set with a newspaper clipping from the New York Times, 18 May 1913 announcing the death, aged 100, of Mary Ann Cooper, "the original Little Dorrit".

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        New York Varnish & Specialized Oils Formulary 1855 -1866�

      Unpublished manuscript. Fine. The manufacturing formulary for successive New York varnish manufacturers: William Tilden, William Tilden Blodgett, David B. Crockett, Dr. S. Muspratt for the years 1855 1866. 256 pages of blue paper, of which 102 pages are used. The formulary is bound in brown kid with red and blue morocco trim, 19.5 cm. This formulary has 111 receipts (recipes) for different varnishes and oils, directions for their usage, technical instructions on the arrangement of the manufacturing equipment and tools to be used, a list of clients and the products they bought, a 13-page tutorial on the chemistry of making varnish by Dr. Muspratt and the David B. Crockett Manifesto with recipes and sundry instructions for application and use. Of interest is the recorded use of substitute ingredients during the Civil War. For instance, the Confederate embargo on turpentine resulted in the following successful experiment on December 19, 1861: John Fitch manufactured the first gallon of varnish made from Naptha (distilled from rock oil) in place of turpentine. Sold with the business card of William Tilden Blodgett, office at 252 Pearl Street, New York City, and the three manufactories he owned and operated at 115 Norfolk Street, 58 64 Clinton Street, 31st Street and First Avenue. Also included is a small horizontal albumen photograph taken by H. H. Boyles at Ellissons, successor to R. A. Lord at 164 Chatham Street, New York, of the workers posing with their tools. The ink annotation on the verso says: Ein Scene In Deutschland.

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        The Entomologist's Annual 1855-1874

      London: Van Voorst, 1855-1874. 20 vols, 9 hand-col + 11 plain plates. Hardback. Complete run of 20 volumes (all published). Exceptionally well-preserved set in original printed paper-covered boards, some rubbing; a few spines darkened but unusually all spines intact, only minor wear to head/foot/corners of a few volumes. Some foxing Volume for 1855 is 2nd edition. Scarce as a complete set

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        Little Dorrit. With illustrations by H. K. Browne.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855–7 - 20 numbers bound in 19, as issued. Original printed blue wrappers designed by Phiz. Housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase in green straight grain morocco-backed green cloth and marbled paper chemises. Blue leather booklabel of William Bunker to front pastedown of chemises. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Du Boulay, Donhead Hall to head of front covers. Small clipping removed from front adverts in Part I, pp. 19–20, small pencil marginalia below. Minor creasing to edges, occasional light foxing; an excellent set. With 40 black and white plates, including 8 dark plates, all by Phiz. First edition, first issue text in the original monthly parts published between December 1855 and June 1857, with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pages 469–473 in Part 15. Wrapper design and 40 etched plates (including 8 "Dark Plates") by H. K. Browne (Phiz). The wrappers and adverts differ from those called for by Hatton & Cleaver as follows: Part II: missing back adverts; Part X: missing back advert "S. & T. Gilbert". This set with a newspaper clipping from the New York Times, 18 May 1913 announcing the death, aged 100, of Mary Ann Cooper, "the original Little Dorrit". Hatton & Cleaver 307-330. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Contes drolatiques

      Bureaux de la Société générale de Librairie (Dutacq), Paris, 1855 - 614 pages, 21 X 14,5 cm Première édition illustrée et premier tirage des illustrations de Doré qui ont connu d’innombrables rééditions. Il s’agit du tout premier tirage reconnaissable à l’erreur de pagination de la page XX qui est répétée deux fois (voir scans), cette faute sera corrigée à la première réimpression. Une des plus belles illustrations de Doré. Dans une demi reliure cuir marron à 4 nerfs, petit manque de papier au pied du second plat (voir scan), des rousseurs comme presque toujours, tampon encre rouge ex-libris d’Albert L. Caillet, ingénieur civil qui à partir de 1908 se consacra uniquement à l’étude des sciences psychiques (source B.N.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JEWISH CHRONICLE/WORKING MAN'S FRIEND, VOL I, NRS 1-28 (OCT 18, 1844-OCT 6, 1845) , COMPLETE.

      London : Abraham Benisch(1855-1856). 1st edition. Later cloth, 4to. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. "On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death" (JE, 1905) . Includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who's who's of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. Much on selection and early activity of Adler as new Chief Rabbi, controversy about the Burton Street Synagogue. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. Masthead is occasionally trimmed close, with parts of "Sefer Zikaron" clipped, 1 closed tear, otherwise in outstanding condition in modern library binding. (br-11-7)

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        Faits et considérations relatives aux droits du Portugal sur les territoires de Molembo, de Cabinde, et d'Ambriz et autres lieux de la côte occidentale d'Afrique située entre le 5e degré 12 minutes et le 8e degré de latitude australe.

      Lisbon, Imprimerie Nationale, 1855. - Large 8°, recent navy half calf, gilt spine with raised bands in six compartments, front printed wrapper bound in. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Light browning. In very good condition. 71 pp., 5 folding lithographic maps and plans. *** First Edition in French of a work written to supplement the Visconde de Santarem's Demonstração. Two of the folding plans show Portuguese forts in Angola, one shows the provinces of Mosullo and Bombe (1790-1791), and one is a topographical map of Ambriz. This French edition has two more plates than the Portuguese edition: one showing the coast of Angola, another a plan of the Fort of Cabinda. The captions and legends, and in some cases the place names, are in French rather than Portuguese.*** Cf. Innocêncio I, 384: the Portuguese edition (same printer and year), calling for only 3 "plantas." Porbase locates the work at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2 copies at each). Copac locates copies at British Library, Glasgow University, Manchester University, and Sheffield University. NUC: DLC, InU, CtY, PHi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gratz Hauptstadt von Steiermark". Tonlithographiertes Souvenirblatt von Herbert Lampel nach Josef Kuwasseg (?).

      Graz, Lampel, (ca. 1855). - Zahn 1696/10. - Das sogenannte "Lampel`sche Sammelblatt" gilt zurecht als eines der schönsten und interessantesten Souvenirblätter von Graz. Die Vorzeichnungen zu den Lithographien stammen wahrscheinlich von Josef Kuwasseg. Das Souvenirblatt besteht aus einer großen Gesamtansicht von Südwesten, einer großen Ansicht des Jakominiplatzes und des Hauptplatzes, daneben sind noch 16 kleinere Detailansichten der Stadt zu finden. Der Wert des Blattes liegt nicht zuletzt in diesen kleineren Detailansichten, die oft selten dargestellte Bauwerke zeigen. - Knapp beschnitten. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon (12 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 9 ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier

      Garnier Frères 1855 - Avec la nomenclature linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier, revue sur l'édition in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale et annotées par M. Flourens, Nouvelle édition illustrée de 149 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de MM. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le plus grand soin, 12 vol. in-4 (275 x 190 mm à la reliure) reliure demi-chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Garnier Frères, Paris, s.d., (1855-1857), Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux, xxxvi-686 pp. avec 6 planches (dont portrait-frontispice de Buffon et 5 pl. coloriées dont 2 cartes ) ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes, 667 pp. avec 21 pl. (sur 23) dont 20 pl. col. (sur 22); Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes, 597 pp. avec 19 pl. col. ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes, 680 pp. avec 12 pl. col. ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux, 597 pp. avec 23 planches col. ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux, 586 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux, 624 pp. avec 21 planches col.; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux, 631 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 9 : 670 pp., 1 f. blanc, 4 pp. et 2 ff. avec 6 pl. col. ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux, 569 pp. ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux, 609 pp. et 1 f. ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier, 824-6 pp. (avec la table de placement des planches) Très agréable exemplaire bien relié, avec 148 planches sur les 150 annoncée en table (manquent les planches 8 : négresse blanche et 9 : monstres). Les illustrations de Traviès et Gobin sont superbes. Bon exemplaire (mq. les 2 planches signalées, infimes frott. à la reliure, qq. lég. rouss., qq. mouill., petits accrocs à 3 ff.), à prix très raisonnable. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collected Papers from the Collection of James Croll, Geological Survey,

      Edinburgh,: 1855-1874., 1855. Small 8vo. [pagination varies]. Plates, figures. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards; spine replaced with red kozo, simple title label applied. Very good. NO. [12] INSCRIBED BY LORD KELVIN. Croll was a Scottish scientist noted for his theory of climate change based on changes in the Earth's orbit. Largely self-taught, he was actually a janitor who perused the Andersonian University library to read books about physics, astronomy and the sciences. He was also a correspondent of Sir Charles Lyell. Based on this collection, he also was in touch with Alexander S. Herschel (who inscribed a paper to him). He also corresponded with Charles Darwin. Toward the end of his life he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (1876), but retired in 1880. The papers collected here are evidence of his interest in climate change and contemporary studies. CONTENTS (as indexed by Croll): [1] W. THOMSON, & P.G. TAIT, Sketch of Elementary Particles. Edinburgh, 1864. [44 pp.]. [2] [Tipped-in manuscript note:] "To account for the colours of the companions of double stars we are again forced to enter upon speculative grounds. If the sky be peopled with countless multitudes of dark stars, which as well as the small number that are visible, move only in virtue of their mutual attractions, it cannot be an absolutely unusual occurrence for two stars to come into collision. Whenever this happens, either the two stars emerge from the frightful conflagration which would ensue as one star, or, if they succeed in disengaging themselves, they will be found after the catastrophe moving in new orbits." - Proc. Roy. Soc. vol. XVI, p. 32. [see also: The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, p. 311, 1867]. G. Johnstone STONEY (1826-1911), together with this printing of the same: :On the Physical Constitution of the Sun and Stars. 1867. [with]: Captain C.T. HAIG, Account of Spectroscopic Observations of the Eclipse of the Sun, August 18, 1868. [plate of eclipse]. [with]: Sir John Pope HENNESSY (1877-1883), Account of Observations of the Total Eclipse of the Sun... [with]: John TYNDALL (1820-1893), On a New Series of Chemical Reactions produced by Light. [3] Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science... May 1861, featuring: Ludvig LORENZ (1829-1891), On the Determination of the Direction of the Vibrations of Polarized Light by means of Diffraction. [with]: Thomas TAIT, On certain Laws relating to the Boiling-points of different Liquids of the ordinary Pressure of the Atmosphere. [with]: James Clerk MAXWELL (1831-1879), On Physical Lines of Force; Part II: The Theory of Molecular Vertices applied to Electric Currents. [with]: W.J. Macquorn RANKINE (1820-1872), On the Dynamical Theory of Heat. 1864. [4] RANKINE. Summary of the Properties of Certain Stream-Lines. 1864. [5] RANKINE. On the History of Energetics. 1864. [6] RANKINE. On the Approximate Graphic Measurement of Elliptic and Trochoidal Arcs, and the Construction of a Circular Arc Nearly Equal to a Given Straight Line. 1865. Supplement to a Paper on Stream-Lines. [7] RANKINE. On the Second Law of Thermodynamics. [8] RANKINE. On Thermodynamic and Metamorphic functions, disgregation, and Real Specific Heat. 1865. [with ms. correction]. [9] RANKINE. On the Expansion of Saturated Vapours. [10] RANKINE. Note on Mr. Merrifield's New Method of calculating the Statical Stability of a Ship. 1867. [11] RANKINE. On the Phrase 'Potential Energy,' and on the definitions of physical quantities. 1867. [12] Sir William THOMSON [Lord Kelvin] (1824-1907). On Geological Time. INSCRIBED "From the Author". [ink marginalia, p.14]. [13] Hermann von HELMHOLZ [HELMHOLTZ] (1821-1894), On the Motion of the Strings of a Violin. 1860. [using a vibrating microscope]. [14] George BLAIR (), Some results in Electro-Magnetism, obtained with the Balance Galvanometer. [15] A. Crum BROWN, On an Application of Mathematics to Chemistry. 1866-7. [16] Sir William THOMSON [Lord Kelvin] (1824-1907). On Vortex Atoms. [with]: Sir David BREWSTER, On the Vapour Lines in the Spectrum. [and] On the Radiant Spectrum. [and] Description of a Double and Triple Holophote, and of a Method of a Method of Introducing the Electric and other Lights. [with]: Sir William THOMSON [Lord Kelvin] (1824-1907). On Vortex Motion. [17] John Couch ADAMS (1819-1892). Address on the Presentation of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1866. [18] George Biddell AIRY (1801-1892), On the Supposed Possible Effect of Friction in the Tides, in influencing the Apparent Acceleration of the Moon's Mean Motion in Longitude. 1866. [and] On a Method of Computing Interpolations to the Second Order without Changes of Algebraic Sign. [with 2 folding plates of "The Remarkable Solar Spot of October & November 1865 as observed and delineated by The Revd. Fred. Howlett, F.R.A.S." (1821-1908). [19] Sir William THOMSON [Lord Kelvin] (1824-1907), On the Observations and Calculations required to find the Tidal Retardation of the Earth's Rotation. 1866. [20] James CROLL (1821-1890), On the Influence of the Tidal Wave on the Earth's Rotation, and on the Acceleration of the Moon's Mean Motion. 1864. [and] On the Influence of the Tidal Wave on the Motion of the Moon. 1866. [and another, same title]. [21] Captain Sir Frederick John Owen EVANS, R.N., F.R.S., (1815-1885), On the Magnetism of Iron and Iron-Clad Ships. INSCRIBED by the author to James Croll. [22] James R. NAPIER (1821-1879), On the Most Profitable Speed for a Fully Laden Cargo Steamer for a given voyage. 1865. [23] G.C. FOSTER, On Chemical Nomenclature, and chiefly on the use of the word acid. [24] Rev. Samuel HAUGHTON (1821-1897), On the Meteoric Stone that Fell at Dundrum (county of Tipperary), on August 12, 1865. [25] HAUGHTON. On the Chemical and Mineralogical Composition of the Dhurmsalla Meteoric Stone. 1866. [27] Professor W.A. MILLER, Address to the Section of Chemistry of the British Association. Birmingham, 1865. [28] William Robert GROVE (1811-1896), Address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science ... 1866. INSCRIBED by GROVE to JAMES CROLL. [28] John TYNDALL (1820-1893), Address ... [29] Neil STEWART, F.G.S.E., Suggestions for Extending the Use of the Mariner's Compass, so as to take more complete advantage of its Powers, and therby increase the Safety of Life and Property at Sea. 1865. INSCRIBED "To James Croll Esq., with the author's compliments." [30] John EVANS, On a Possible Geological Cause of Changes in the Position of the Axis of the Earth's Crust, 1866. [31] Rev. John KIRK, On the Relation of Metaphysical and Physical Science to the Christian Doctrine of Prayer. CONTENTS (as indexed by Croll): [1] WRIGHT, Chauncey, Darwinism: being an Examination of Mr. St. George Mivart's 'Genesis of Species,' London: John Murray, 1871. [2] HUXLEY, Thomas H. Protoplasm; or, the Physical Basis of Life," Reprinted from the London Quarterly Review, October 1869. London: James Beveridge. Printed for private circulation. [3] CROLL, John. What Determines Molecular Motion? - The fundamental problem of nature. Reprinted from the Philosophical Magazine, July 1872. London: Taylor and Francis, 1872. [4] CARPENTER, William B. Further Inquiries on Oceanic Circulation. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 1874. [5] RAWLINSON, Sir H.C. Mr. Forsyth's Mission to Kashgar relating to the Geographical Results of the Mission. [6] Prize Medals of the Royal Geographical Society, 1874. [7] NORTON, W. A. On Molecular and Cosmical Physics. [3 parts]. [8] LOOMIS, Francis E., & F. KOHLRAUSCH. Influence on the Modulus of Elasticity of Certain Metals. American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. I, Nov., 1870. [9] HARRISON, Benjamin. On the direction and force of the wind, with the fall of rain and snow, at Wallingford, Connecticut. 1871. [10] BROWN, Robert. On the Physics of Arctic Ice, as explanatory of the Glacial Remains in Scotland. From the Quarterly Journal of the Geographical Society, Feb., 1871. [11 & 13] MOSELEY, Henry. On the Mechanical Impossibility of the Descent of Glaciers by Their Weight Only. From the Philosophical Magazine, Aug., 1871; Jan. 1872. "From the author". [12] [same]. On the Steady Flow of a Liquid. 1871. [14] BALL, John. Note on a Doubtful Point in Climatology. Philosophical Magazine, May, 1855. [15] [same] Observations upon the Structure of Glaciers. Dec. 1857. [16] [same] Remarks on the Veined Structure of Glaciers. April 1859. [17] [same] On the Cause of the Descent of Glaciers. July, 1870. [18] [same] On the Cause of the Motion of Glaciers. Feb. 1871. [19] [same] Notice of Soundings Executed in the Lake of Como, with a View to Determine the form of its bed. Geographical Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 8, Aug., 1871. [20] [same] On Thermometric Observations in the Alps. [21] MATHEWS, William. On Canon Moseley's Views upon Glacier-Motion. Philosophical Magazine, Nov., 1871. [22] EVERETT, Professor J.D., Sir William Thomson, Sir Charles Lyell, J. Clerk Maxwell, Prof. Phillips, G.J. Symonds, Dr. Balfour Stewart, Prof. Ramsay, A. Geikie, James Glaisher, Dr. Graham E.W. Binney, George Maw, W. Pengelly, S.J. Mackie [all committee members]. Third Report of the Committee for the Purpose of Investigating the Rate of Increase of Underground Temperature downwards in various localities of dry land and under water. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1870. [23] EVERETT. On the General Circulation and Distribution of the Atmosphere. 1871. [24] FERREL, William. Relation Between the Barometric Gradient and the Velocity of the Wind. From the American Journal of Science and Arts, vol. VIII, Nov., 1874. [25] RANKINE, W.J. Macquorn. On the Mathematical Theory of Combined Streams. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society, no. 123, 1870. [26] [same]. On the Thermodynamic Acceleration and Retardation of Streams. Philosophical Magazine, Oct., 1870. [27a] GUTHRIE, Frederick. On Approach Caused by Vibration. Philosophical Magazine, Nov., 1870. [27b] [same]. [continued] "Prof. [James] Croll from the Author" inscribed at head of paper. [28] HERSCHEL, Alexander S. (1836-1907). Path of the Large Fireball of November 6, 1869. [6]h 50m P.M., G.M.T. Inscribed "Dr. James Croll with best regards from A.S. Herschel". [reporting a large meteor]. [29] NAPIER, James R. (1821-1879). Napier's Pressure Log: or, speed indicator for ships: a substitute for the common log. 1871. [30] [same]. On British Weights and Measures: the pound or libric system. Glasgow, 1873. [With marginalia pp. 7, 15]. [31] [same]. On the Economy of Fuel in Domestic Arrangements. 1874. [32] [same]. VII. On the Cubic Space and on the Volume of Air Necessary for Ensuring the Salubrity of Inhabited Places. Philosophical Society, Glasgow, 1874. [with] VIII. [same]. On the Effect of Loch Latrine Water on Galvanized Iron. 1874. [33] BROWNING, John. On a Photograph of Jupiter. Monthly Notes of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. XXXI, no. 2, Dec. 9, 1870. [34] HAUGHTON, Rev. Samuel. The Principle of Least Action in Nature, illustrated by Animal Mechanics. London, 1871. [35] Royal Geographical Society - List of Fellows. 1873.

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        An Authentic History and Entertaining Description

      London - Thomas Kelly 1855 - An historical and geographical work on the world and its inhabitants. With 39 plates to volume I and 40 plates to volume II. An important work, needing a rebind. Collation unavailable. Volume IIis lacking a portion of the index, aspagination only continues to letter 'O' of the Index. This is a 'New Edition' of this workedited by Thomas Bartlett Esq. It includes the discoveries of Ross, Parry, Franklin, Clapperton, Denham etc. Undated, dated using Copac. This work is a comprehensive work which also discussessome of the most celebrated navigators and travellersof the world. Condition: Both volumes are practically disbound. Volume I has a rear board with a weak hinge which may detach with further handling. Both volumes are lacking backstrips. Front board to volume I is detached but present. Boards present are heavily rubbed with loss to the paper covered boards as well as the calf. Chipping to the remainder of spine. Chips to the extremities. Internally, both volumes have slightly strained bindings but are firm. Small amount of chips and smallclosed tears to page edges only affecting margins. Age toning to the edges and scattered spots throughout. Overall: FAIR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Cut Section from the Sun

      New York: Daniel Burgess & Co 1855 - Sheet Dimension:10.5 x 8.5 in. Frame Dimension: 18.25 x 16.75 in. Hand-colored woodcut engravings. Science and art come together in Asa Smith’s astronomical illustrations in order to engage even the most difficult of audidences: students. Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy became the most popular American pictorial astronomy book of the 19th century, demonstrating the important effect visual stimulus plays. Certainly, in addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the astronomical illustrations of Asa Smith comprise one of the most visually effective illustrations of the Universe.

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        THE FRIEND. A SEMI-MONTHLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO TEMPERANCE, MARINE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE containing within the only issue published of THE FOLIO, The First Newspaper For Women's Rights

      Honolulu, Oahu, HI: Polynesian Press; New Era and Argus Office(1855-1856). First Edition, New Series Volume IV, Numbers I - 12 and Volume V, Numbers 1 - 10; Old Series, Volumes XII and XIII. Quarto (9-1/8" x 11-5/8") bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards; 92, 4, 80 pages. Despite the sub-title, the journal was issued monthly. It includes much material of historical interest including the funeral of Kamehameha III and inauguration of Kamehameha IV, the annexation of the Sandwich Islands, the Chinese in the Sandwich Islands, and numerous pieces about temperance, whaling, shipwrecks, and even an interesting paragraph on photography. Tucked within all of this is the only issued published of THE FOLIO, The First Newspaper For Women's Rights and The First Feminist Journal Published West Of The Mississippi. According to an article in THE HAWAIIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY (Volume XIX, 1985)---"The Folio of 1855--A Plea for Women's Rights," by Helen G. Chapin and David W. Forbes---the issue "is a blend of older, more conventional sentiments of women's natural superiority with more radical and newer ideas--in other words, double messages by which women and men intellectually and emotionally encompass ambiguities. Nevertheless, the total effect is one of a vigorous feminism." The first words of the paper are based on the Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls women's rights statement: "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a person or class of persons to sever the ties with which nature or society has bound them to a certain position or line of conduct.... We hold it to be a self-evident fact, that man [italics] is possessed of certain inalienable rights, and in the beginning, we declare ourselves free and independent of any disposition to invade those rights." The tone then softens a bit and the manifesto declares that women will claim their rights "not with tongue or sword, but pen." The articles in THE FOLIO were anonymously written, but research indicates that the authors were likely Julia Damon, the Rev. Damon's wife, and Catherine Whitney, wife of Henry Whitney, editor of the PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. The articles within include verses, prayers, and stories about superior women who were wives and mothers--even one who saved a ship at sea when her husband the captain suddenly became ill. In one piece the author wittily warns men about the volcanic fires of Mauna Loa avenging women., Hardcover, Light and occasional browning and foxing. Near Fine and quite scarce

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        Landschaftsbild mit Bauernhaus. ?Das Kandertal mit Reichenbachfall, im Hintergrund Rothorn?. Nach der Natur gez. u. aquarelliert.

      o.J., um 1855, - 28.5x42.5 cm, sommerliche Ansicht in ?warmen Farben und goldenem Ton?, links unten signiert und auf verso hs. bezeichnet, 1 Blatt. Friedrich Horner wurde mit 15 Jahren Schüler von Huber und Birmann in Basel und fand dann seine weitere Ausbildung in Paris und München. Seine Neigung zog ihn zur Landschaftsmalerei, bei welcher er sich fast ausschliesslich der Aquarelltechnik bediente. Man rühmte anseinen Arbeiten besonders den warmen, goldenen Ton. Durch eine selbst erfundene Mischung der Aquarellfarben mit einer Leimsubstanz gab er ihnen eine aussergewöhnliche Leuchtkraft und zugleich auch eine bei Aquarellen sonst nicht vorhandene Haltbarkeit. (Brun Lex.). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun, SKL Bd.2, S. 88; Benezit, volume 7, 304. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855–6. 3 volumes octavo. Original dark blue cloth, title gilt to spines, spine decoration and panelling to the boards in black, terracotta surface-paper endpapers with advertisements to the pastedowns. 15 plates of which 5 chromolithographs (including the famous portrait of Burton as "The Pilgrim" mounted as frontispiece to vol. 2), 8 single-tint lithographs, engraved plate of "Bedouin and Wahhabi Heads", 4 maps and plans of which 3 folding. Rubbed overall, spines darkened and rolled, headcaps and joints expertly restored, a few small marks to sides, light wear to bumped tips, and occasionally to board-edges, scattered mild spotting, pale foxing to a few plates, generally restricted to the margins only, pale tide-mark to upper outer corner of vol. 2 frontispiece, vol. 2 sigs. Z7-8 roughly opened along fore edge, the text unaffected, vols. 3 sigs. H4-5 loose at foot, held by upper cords. A very good copy. First edition. Forbidden to non-Muslims, less than half a dozen Europeans were known to have made the hajj, or pilgrimage, to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina and lived, and of those only the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt had left a detailed account. Burton made the pilgrimage in complete disguise as a Muslim native of the Middle East, an exploit of linguistic and cultural virtuosity which carried considerable risk. During the several days that Burton spent in Mecca, he performed the associated rites of the pilgrimage such as circumambulating the Kaaba, drinking the Zemzem water and stoning the devil at Mount Arafat. His resulting book surpassed all preceding Western accounts of the holy cities, made him famous and became a classic of travel literature, described by T. E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value". Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of noted Anglo-Indian judge and educationalist Herbert M. Birdwood, dated Bombay 1859, to the front free endpaper of volume 1, with his later inscription presenting the book to one Edward J. Webb, Ahmedabad, 31 October 1861. Birdwood (1837-1909) arrived in Bombay in 1859 after completing his education in England. One of his early postings was as an assistant collector in Ahmedabad. Between 1892 and 1897 he was judicial and political member of the executive council of the governor of Bombay, during which time he served briefly as acting governor of the presidency in the brief interval between the departure of Lord Harris and arrival of Lord Sandhurst.

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        A Dozen Pair of Wedding Gloves

      London: James Blackwood, 1855 - First Edition. A Christmas offering illustrated by ÒPhiz.Ó Bound with the front and back wrappers in later 19th century calf by Zaehnsdorf (somewhat worn and soiled); spine in compartments with gilt decoration and inlaid black morocco; top edge gilt; very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Carawane nach Mecca.

      Vienna, Matthias Trentsensky (printed by E. Sieger), [ca. 1855]. - Oblong folio (ca 370 x 240 mm). With 11 (of 24) numbered leaves containing 52 hand-coloured lithographic pen-drawings of people, animals, equipment & gear and goods, from a caravan travelling to Mecca, each drawing including a base for cutting out, mounting on card stock or wood, and arranging them upright in three-dimensional scenes. Lacking 12-24 (of 24). Loose leaves. The first eleven leaves of a very rare lithographic print series issued in parts. Most copies were probably cut up by children and destroyed in play. The human figures to be cut out include Turkish, Arabic, African and Middle Eastern men and women in Islamic costume, including both masters and servants, some of the men with a variety of firearms, spears, daggers, and various gear and goods. There are also camels, horses and donkeys, often with their gear for riding or for carrying loads. The series must have provided many children and adults with their first notion of Muslim society and culture and is rich in authentic details. "Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens" dates the series to ca. 1855, just after Sir Richard Burton's famous visit to Mecca disguised as an Afghan in 1853 (he was one of the few Europeans who had ever visited Mecca and lived to tell of it). The complete series of 24 leaves comprised four groups of leaves, each leaf with the title, relevant subtitle and imprint (without date) at the foot: 1-6: Die Ueberbringung des heiligen Teppich; 7-13: Die Reise durch die Wüste (not present here: 14-16: Das Lager in der Wüste; 17-24: Die Gefahren der Wüste). The artist is not named. The drawings are printed on unwatermarked wove paper. The paper is fairly thin and the drawn bases have no folding tabs, as the publisher intended the cut-outs to be pasted onto card stock with a folding tab at the foot of the base or wood so that they could stand without support. - Occasional pencil marks. Some edge flaws and duststains, waterstains and browning. Includes two uncoloured sheets (numbered 10 and 23) on somewhat later, stronger paper. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens: der Wiener Verlag Trentsensky (1977), 111. Katharina Siefert, ed., Paläste, Panzer, Pop-up-Bücher: Papierwelten in 3D (2009), with a chapter, "Die Carawane nach Mecca", pp. 31-38. Not in KVK; WorldCat.

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        Die Eier der Europäischen Vögel. Nach der Natur gemalt. Mit einer Beschreibung des Nestbaues von Ludwig Brehm.

      Iserlohn, Baedeker, 1855 - 81 nn. Bll. (Text). 1 getönter lithograph. Titel und 40 farbig lithograph. Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Bandes (d. i. Lfg. 1 bis 5 von 10 plus Supplement) dieser großangelegten Monographie über die Eier der europäischen Vögel mit dem Text von Ludwig Brehm. Nissen 54. Anker 21: "The text is not confined to a description of the eggs but gives information as to the distribution of the birds described". - Friedrich Wilhelm Justus Baedeker (1788 - 1865) gehörte zur weitverzweigten Verleger- und Buchhändlerfamilie Baedeker. Bekannt wurde er als Ornithologe und Oologe und besasseine große Eiersammlung. Er malte Bilder von Vögeln und Vogeleiern, die von seinen zeitgenossen hoch gelobt wurden. Sein Hautwerk sind seine Illustrationen zu dem Werk "Die Eier der Europäischen Vögel" das von 1835 bis 1863 in 10 Lieferungen (plus einem Supplement mit reinem Text) mit insgesamt 80 Tafeln erschien. - Es fehlt der Band 2. - Etw. fleckig und gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Fol. HLdr. der Zeit mit Deckel- und Rückentitel (etw. bestoßen und beschabt). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographie originale: St. Niklaus Oberwallis (Saint Nicolas, Village dans les Alpes / Alpendorf). Signature en bas à droite sur la photogr. ?Bisson frères?.

      Timbre ovale ?Dépot général de Photographies, 35 Boulevard des Capucines et Rue Neuve-Saint-Augustin, 1855, - 34x45.5 cm photogr. (47.5x59 cm la feuille de support), photographie originale montée sur support blanc d?origine, 1 feuille. Les frères Bisson ont séjourné en Suisse au début 1855, (Oberland-Bernois et le Valais). Le cachet ovale à été utilisé selon le catalogue de la Bibliothèque Nationale à Paris, de 1856 à 1857. Vue prise en 1855, avant le 25 juillet, et probablement publiée au début de 1856 (après leur rentrée à Paris). Très recherchées, les photographies alpines des frères Bisson sont parmi les premières en grand format.Am 25 Juli 1855 gab es ein furchtbares Erdbeben im Vispertal, ?der grösste Schrecken herrschte in Visp, obschon das Erdbeben in St.Niklaus wegen der Felsstürze viel grauenhafter und drohender als dort auftrat? (Aus dem Tagebuch von Herrn Pfarrer Tscheinen in Törbel. Aus: Der Wahrheit näher v. Taugwalder & Jaggi)). Diese Aufnahme ist also vor dem Erdbeben aufgenommen. Das Dorf und der Zwiebelturm von St.Niklaus wurden 1857 wieder neu gebaut oder restauriert (Kirchturm dann mit Uhr).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Les Frères Bisson photographes. De flèche en cime 1840-1870. (Cat. de la Bibl. Nat. à Paris, 1999), p. 195. (pour le facsimilé de la signature ainsi que pour le cachet ovale à bord chantouré cf. p. 198).

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        Leaves of Grass

      Brooklyn, NY: 1855. A Very Good copy, rare in the original cloth. This copy has been recased, reversing old repairs and closing some tears to the cloth near the spine that would otherwise have gotten worse. Small blank margin of the frontis portrait chipped and renewed. The title page is frayed at the edges and with some large tears, which have all now been professionally secured. Internal contents show some smudges and wear, but the book is complete and in its original binding. BAL state A binding, with extra gilt and all page edges gilt, state A of the frontis portrait, on thick card-stock, state B of the copyright notice, printing the notice in two lines, and state B of page iv with "and" spelled correctly. Also, with the first state of leaf 49 reading "And the night is for you and me and all." (Gary Schmidgall: "1855: A Stop-Press Revision") Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Perhaps the most important collection of poetry in American Literature. Although "Leaves of Grass" was first greeted with derision and even shock - Boston's district attorney attempted to have some of the poems suppressed as obscene and Whitman was fired from his job - it eventually claimed its rightful place in the American canon. Whitman wrote the collection after he was inspired by Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, and the poems in Leaves of Grass are noted for their sensualist focus on nature and the human form. They include some of Whitman's most famous works, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing of the Body Electric." Despite the collection's fame and success, Whitman re-wrote and edited the collection many times, with the final edition containing over 400 poems. Whitman himself helped pay for the printing of the first edition, the run of which contained only 800 copies, most of which were unbound. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of Leaves of Grass is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Unsurprisingly, the book has had numerous admirers. Harold Bloom has called the book the "secular scripture of the United States", and Ezra Pound referred to Whitman as "America's Poet." "The whole body of these Poems--spiritually considered--is alive with power, throbbing and beating behind and between the lines. There is more here than mere oddity, and barbaric indifference to elegant forms of speech; there is a living soul--no matter whether its owner drove an omnibus once, or stands on State street and chaffers greedily every day for gold--and that soul insists on giving itself to its fellows, even if it has to rend the most sacred rules of speech to achieve its larger liberty... It is the texture of the stuff that tells, because it is that which is going to endure." (Contemporary Review of 1860 edition, Boston Banner of Light). Very Good. Very Good

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        Panorama von Gratz in Vogelperspektive". Altkolorierte Lithographie von Josef Kuwassegg, gedruckt bei Leykam.

      Graz, Lorenz Greiner, (ca. 1855). - Zahn 1145/54. Celedin Abb. 58. - Ungemein detailgetreues Panorama der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung aus der Höhe von St. Peter aufgenommen. Das Blatt reicht von St. Martin im Westen bis nach Maria Trost im Osten und zeigt neben der Stadt im Hintergrund die verschneite Bergwelt im Westen und Norden der Stadt (Koralpe, Stubalpe, Gleinalpe usw.). - Weißer Rand etw. fleckig. Mehrere restaurierte Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung). Sammlerstempel. Knickfalte. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the “Ologies” Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.

      Near Fine. London, James Blackwood, 1855 (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece mounted on linen by William McConnell, who did all the other illustrations. 8vo, 180 mm x 120 mm, 88 pages with 8 pages of James Blackwoods advertisements for Christmas presents and illustrated books. Cloth spine with gilt lettering: Blackwoods Comic Zadkiel 1855. The advertisements show slight foxing, two leaves slightly trimmed when the original paper boards were laid down on stiff pasteboard and the linen spine added, otherwise interior fine. Of note is the illustration of two families, one black and one white socializing over the caption, America Fifty Years Hence. With the book plate of William Asheton Tonge, Gent. Staneclyffe Disley.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        How to Settle in Victoria: or, Instructions on the Purchase and Occupation of the Land; with Observations on Gardening and Farming; the Growth of the Vine, and other Fruit Trees; the Nature and Quality of the Australian Soils; and on the Use of Manures. To which is added, a Rural Calendar, Description of the Climate, and other Useful Information. By Rusticus

      Melbourne, Slater, Williams, and Hodgson, 1855. Duodecimo (160 x 105 mm), [i] (front pastedown advertisements), viii, 118, [5] (first blank, followed by advertisements, including those on the rear pastedown) pages; the front flyleaf, described in Ferguson as '[ii] (advertisement, verso blank') has been removed. Dark green textured cloth with the paper title-label on the front cover; cloth a little marked and stained, and worn at the extremities; title-label discoloured, with the bottom right-hand portion torn away, with some loss of the short sub-title text; edges discoloured; mild signs of age and use; a decent copy of a book rarely seen, in any condition. Ferguson 8079. Provenance: Robert O'Hara Burke, with his full initials (ROHB) written in pencil at the head of the title page. (Early pencilling on the five pages of advertisements and two blank pages, comprising a short list of farm-related items, a few sketch plans, and some arithmetical calculations, are in another hand, presumably that of a subsequent owner of the book.) Burke's place in history needs no lengthy introduction. The Burke and Wills Expedition 'was significant because it was the first to cross the continent from south to north. It was also notorious because it resulted in the greatest loss of life [seven men] of any expedition to the Australian interior. The Expedition set out on 20 August 1860 to travel from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and return.... Four men, including Burke and Wills, made it as far as the mangrove area close to the Gulf (Flinders River). One man (John King) survived the return journey. Burke and Wills starved to death in tragic circumstances on the banks of Cooper's Creek [at the end of June 1861].... It is generally agreed that the many wrong decisions taken by Burke as leader of the expedition contributed to its tragic ending. A police officer by training, he was impatient, a poor leader, had little knowledge of bushcraft and no experience of how to live off the land' (National Library of Australia: Guide to the Papers of Burke and Wills). Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861) was an Irishman who had served as lieutenant in an Austrian cavalry regiment, before taking up a command in the Irish Mounted Constabulary. He emigrated to Australia in 1853, and joined the Victoria police. 'In January 1854 he was appointed senior inspector at Beechworth; soon afterwards he took leave to go to Europe in the hope of serving in the Crimean war but was too late. He returned to Beechworth [in December 1856] and in 1858 became superintendent of police in the Castlemaine district' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). In early 1860 he was given leave to take command of the fateful expedition. At some stage during the years 1857 to 1859, this book came into his possession. Its subsequent history is unknown to us, but it scarcely matters. Its recent serendipitous discovery, to say nothing of the exquisite nature of its contents in the context of the life and times of Robert O'Hara Burke, merely adds to his extraordinary story. [Examples of Burke's signature are readily accessible on Trove in digitised versions of the last notes made by him on 26 and 28 June 1861. The original manuscript is in the State Library of Victoria, call number 1636517]. Later provenance: Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and book-collector.

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        Gesamtansicht vom Steinberge aus ('Goslar A/Harz. Vom Steinberg aus').

      - Stahlstich v. A. Schule n. W. Ripe, um 1855, 41 x 60

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H M S Assistance in Search of John Franklin

      London, 1855. sep 22 2017. Two volumes bound together. xx, 383; vii, 419 pp. Color and b/w plates, folding maps, ills. First edition, with thirty-six lithographed plates, twelve of which are colored, plus four charts. “Narrative of the five ship expedition... under Belcher's command... Day-to-day record... the voyage, the winterings in 1852-53... and 1853-54, boat and sledge trips, ... notes on islands visited... Belcher's abandonment of four ships in Wellington Channel... and return home.”—Arctic Bib. 1241. The decision to abandon four ships frozen in the ice in Wellington Channel resulted in a court-martial, but Belcher was acquitted. With the failure of his expedition the British gave up their official attempts to locate Franklin. Abbey Travel 645. Hill 106. Sabin 4389. Scattered foxing to plates, though "Entrance to Cardigan Strait" is more heavily foxed. The charts, three of which fold, show some offsetting. Overall, a very good copy of a scarce book. Securely bound in perfunctory blue cloth with gold spine lettering.

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        NAGASAKI: GROUP OF 9 OLD ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPERS

      London 1855-1874, I.L.N. A group of 9 well illustrated wood- cut sheets, very good, with texts. This group covers many aspects of the Nagasaki area, including a look at the city from Siwa temple, Wirgman's sketches, Deshima Island, Siwa temple, jinrikishaw on Temple-street, Nagasaki, Kaempfer's camphor three, military station in Nagasaki harbour, Nazuma Shima, Japanese court costume, Pappenberg or Takaboko Island, Nagasaki bay landing, the govenor's house, Nagasaki costumes, English & Russian burial grounds. An excellent view to Nagasaki in the earliest foreign era. .

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