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        Trial of Oscar T Caldwell, Late a conductor on the Chicago and..

      1855. Chicago, IL: 1855. Only edition. Chicago, IL: 1855. Only edition. Brought to Justice by the Pinkertons [Trial]. Caldwell, Oscar T., Defendant. Smith, J. Victor, Reporter. Trial of Oscar T. Caldwell, Late a Conductor on the Chicago and Burlington Railroad Line, For Embezzlement: Before the Recorders Court of the City of Chicago at the September Term, 1855. Chicago: Daily Democratic Press Steam Print, 1855. 35 pp. Text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, spine reinforced. Light soiling, minor edgewear, spine abraded (but secure), some toning to text. $650. * Only edition. Caldwell's trial was the result of an investigation by the Pinkerton detective agency, then a five-year old company. Caldwell was convicted. The rear wrapper carries an advertisement for the Pinkerton & Company. OCLC locates 6 copies in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Rutgers, St. John's University, Social Law, University of Missouri). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13985.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV...to which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on his History. In two volumes

      London: Henry G. Bohn 1855. Large 8vo. In 2 volumes complete. xlviii, 768; xiv, (ii), 733 pp. Contemporary full vellum with decorative gilt-patterned spines and maroon leather title labels. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Minor rubbing to vellum. Spotting to prelims. Faint staining to final few leaves of volume one. Internally clean. Extra coloured illuminated title-page. With 116 in-text woodcut engravings. A handsome pair. 25 cms. tall. . Fine. Full Vellum. 1855.

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        Household Words. A Weekly Journal. No. 293 - 296, 298 - 300, 308, 310 - 321.

      London: Office, 16, Wellington Street, Strand, [Nov. 3 - Nov. 24, 1855, Dec. 8 - Dec. 22, 1855, Feb. 16, 1856, March 1 - May 17, 1856]. Original parts as issued, 8vo., 313-408, 435-504, 97-120, 145-432 pp. Printed wrappers. Some chipping and minor foxing to outer wrappers and edges, else very good. First edition in original parts. Contributions by Dickens include "A Slight Depreciation of Currency" (Nov. 3, 1855), "Why?" (March 1, 1856), "Proposals For a National Jest Book" (May 3, 1856), and "Railroad Dreaming" (May 10, 1856). Contributions also include all original five chapters of A Rogue's Life by Wilkie Collins (March 1 - March 29, 1856). Eckel 202-219. Kitton 107-137. Podeschi E113.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray 1855 - London: John Murray, 1855. A New Edition. Volume 1. – 530 pp, black and white frontispiece of Lord Byron. Volume 2. – 416 pp. Volume 3. – 392 pp. Volume 4. – 407 pp. Volume 5. – 447 pp. Volume 6. – 479 pp. Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco, raised bands, elegantly gilt-decorated spines and boards, gilt titles, page edges gilt. Early edition of Byron’s works, handsomely bound with Phillips’ Frontispiece portrait of Byron engraved by Finden. Includes all of Byron’s poems and verse dramas. Index in Volume VI. Interiors good, spines rubbed at the joints and top/base of the spine. A very attractive set.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – rubbed and frayed to spine ends, some scuffs and marks. Joints – good condition – rubbed. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – heavily decorated in gilt to the front and rear boards, inner gilt dentelles. Page edges –  good condition – gilt page edges. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition – some evidence of book plate removal to front paste down. End papers – good condition – pencil annotation. Title – good condition – some minor foxing. Pages – very good condition – some minor foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid and strong. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1855. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit.With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      - London: Bradbury & Evans, Bouverie Street, [December, 1855 - June, 1857]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, 16, [1]-32, 4, [4], 4, [1], [1], 16; 12, 33-64, [1], [8], [2], [4]; 12, 65-96, 4; 12, [97]-128, [2], 2, 4; 12, 129-160; 12, 161-192, 8, 4, [2], [2], [4]; 12, 193-224, 4, [2], [2], 4; 12, 225-256, [4], [1], 2; [1], 12, 257-288, 4, [4]; 12, 289-320, [4], [2], [4]; 12, [1], [323]-352, 4, [2], [8]; 12, 353-384, [4], [4], [1]; 12, 12, [1], [2], 385-416, [1], 24; 12, 417-488, [4], [4], [4], [2], [8]; 12, 449-480, [4], [4]; 8, [1], 481-512, [4], [4]; 12, 513-544, [2]; 12, 545-576, [4], [2]; 12, 577-625, xiv, [2], [4], with 40 engraved plates including frontis and title vignette with tissue guards. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Housed in a four-fold blue cloth folder, and quarter blue morocco and blue cloth slip-case with titling in gilt. Case has some chipping and fraying, wrappers and edges are slightly foxed, with some minor chipping and minor repairs, but are otherwise in very good condition lacking only two advertising slips and the terminal ads in number five. First edition in original parts, with the white "Missing" slip intact in part 16. "In this book Dickens made a second assault on the archaism of imprisonment for debt." Eckel 82-86. This was the last of the big novels published by Bradbury & Evans after a dispute over the publishing of Dickens marital intranquilities. Hatton and Cleaver 307-330. Thomson 73. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of the Niger Tshadda and Binue Exploration Including a Report on the Position and Prospect of Trade Up Those Rivers

      First edition. Folding map. 8vo. Modern half morocco, gilt. xi, 267pp. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855-56. First edition of Burton's scarce and important illustrated narrative of his journey to Mecca. Octavo, 3 volumes, original blue cloth with black ornamental border, with five full-page color chromolithographs, eight tinted plates, one black-and-white plate, three plans (two folding), and a folding map. In fine condition. Rare and desirable in this condition. Impelled by wanderlust and the spirit of adventure and aided by an extraordinary facility in Eastern languages, Sir Richard Burton was one of the great explorers of history. He was the first European to enter the capital of Somaliland and the first to discover the Great Lakes of Central Africa. He was also an Orientalist of the first rank. But it is for his pilgrimage in 1853 to Mecca and Medina and the most sacrosanct shrines of Islam that Burton is best known -- and for his celebrated book that recorded his experiences during the journey. Successfully posing as a wandering dervish, he gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the Tomb of the Prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). He is still one of the very few non-Muslims to visit and return from Mecca. Above all, Burton was a sharp observer -- of character, customs, and physical surroundings. These pages contain a treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals; detailed descriptions of religious ceremonies, mosques, temples, etc.; and a variety of ethnographic, economic, and geographical information. Whether telling of the crowded caravan to Mecca, engaging in minute analysis of Bedouin character, waxing lyrical about a desert landscape, or reporting conversations with townsfolk or fellow pilgrims, Burton gives us a vivid picture of the region and its people.

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        The Annals of San Francisco; together with Continuation of the Annals of San Francisco and Index to the Annals of San Francisco (3 volumes)

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. 1st. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. [5]-824pp. 2 engraved views (including frontispiece); 4 engraved portraits; 154 engraved text illustrations; 2 engraved maps (1 folding). Original full black morocco stamped in gilt; spine gilt-lettered & ruled and 5 raised bands. AEG. A vergy good to near fine copy (hinges cracked but holding firm, dampstaining to first few pages; light foxing). The "Continuation of the Annals" (hardcover) and "Index" (softcover) volumes are ex-libris with numbers, stamps & labels. "Recognized as one of the most important reference books of the period... gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city." - Kurutz , California Gold Rush 594. The book includes three sections: a general summary of Spanish California; the annals of the city; and a section devoted to individual topics such as the "Hounds," fires, hotels, Vigilance Committee, Steamer-Day, and memoirs of noted California pioneers. Much on the pioneers missions, Argonauts, saloons, fights, hangings, the Chinese, clipper ships, fires, economics, growth, daily life etc. "Almost anything that one wants to know of life in San Francisco in the middle of the nineteenth century..." (Cowan II pg. 601; Graff 3901; Holliday 1028; Howes S769; Kurutz Zamorano 80:70). Together with two volumes published by California Historical Society: Index to 'The Annals...'', 1935; and 'Continuation of the Annals...', 1939. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Costumes des Pyrénées dessinés d'après nature par Alfred Dartiguenave, lithographiées par V. Adam, Champagne, Lemoine Jne, &c.

      Pau, Auguste Bassy, s.d., (1855-56), - in-folio, titre imprimé en deux tons, et 12 planches lithographiées en couleurs, légéndées (10 sont numérotées), demi-basane, dos lisse muet orné de filets dorés, titre poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque). Des rousseurs aux planches, mais bon exemplaire. Ensemble bien complet de cette suite très peu commune, qui reproduit sur le mode sentimental et ethnographique un choix de costumes du Béarn et de la Bigorre, passablement idéalisé : I. Environs de Pau. - II. Grisette et servantes à Pau. - III. Environs de Pau. - IV. Pâtre tricotant et marchande de beurre. - V. Branle d'Ossau. - VI. Guide et chasseur aux Eaux-Bonnes. - VII. Chasseur d'izard & berger. - VIII. Pâtre et jeune fille aux Eaux-Chaudes. - IX. Contrebandiers aragonais. - X. Pâtre de la vallée d'Aran. Costumes de Cauterets. - XI. Une famille à Barèges. - XII. Environ de Bagnères-de-Bigorre. C'est précisément cet album d'archétypes qui fit connaître le Palois Prosper-Guilluame-Alfred Dartiguenave (1821-1885) et l'imposa comme maître de ce type de représentations dans l'espace pyrénéen : certaines de ces lithographies ont été indéfiniment reproduites et commentées (pensons spécialement à ses Contrebandiers aragonais). Labarrère I, 452.

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        [Original Art]: An Early View of the Gold Rush Town at Mokelumne Hill, California [circa 1855]

      [Mokelumne Hill, California, 1855. Near Fine. Original conte crayon, colored pencil, and watercolor drawing on Bristol pasteboard paper. Image size 20.5" x 14"; matted to 22.5" x 19". A few tiny partial tears at the bottom corners, modest spots near the top edges, overall near fine. An early landscape view, by an unknown artist, of the Gold Rush town at Mokelumne Hill, as seen by a group of miners in the foreground who are shown relaxing and drinking in an outdoor beer garden. One of the men is shown looking out upon the town and surrounding hills through a telescope. It is likely that the men are taking in the view from J.C. Gebhardt's newly established brewery in 1855. The painting was part of William Burger's important collection of Western Americana (sold at auction in 2014), who noted that it had hung "in the Mokelumne Hotel until 2000, and for as long as anyone can remember."Founded in 1848 by a group of Oregonians, Mokelumne Hill (located in Calaveras County) became one of the richest gold mining towns in California. By 1850 the town was one of the largest in the area, with a diverse population of Americans, Frenchmen, Germans, Spaniards, Chileans, Mexicans, and Chinese, ranging between 10,000 to 16,000 people during its heyday. The easy gold attracted criminal elements, and the town gained a reputation as one of the bawdiest in the area, with a bustling bar scene. By 1852, with the help of a "vigiliance committee" the worst of the crime was eliminated. During its heyday in the 1850s, it was at Mokelumne Hill that the Calaveras Chronicle, the first county newspaper, was founded, and here that the Code of Law for Miners was written, and also where the first local hospital was founded. By 1862, Gebhardt's establishment had expanded and completed its physical plant with stone quarried on site, and was known throughout the 19th Century as the Hemminghofen & Seusdorf or Mokelumne Hill brewery.A rare and early visual representation of this historically important town, by a reasonably accomplished artist, most likely a German or French miner.

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        Original Art]: An Early View of the Gold Rush Town at Mokelumne Hill, California [circa 1855]

      [Mokelumne Hill, California 1855 - Original conte crayon, colored pencil, and watercolor drawing on Bristol pasteboard paper. Image size 20.5" x 14"; matted to 22.5" x 19". A few tiny partial tears at the bottom corners, modest spots near the top edges, overall near fine. An early landscape view, by an unknown artist, of the Gold Rush town at Mokelumne Hill, as seen by a group of miners in the foreground who are shown relaxing and drinking in an outdoor beer garden. One of the men is shown looking out upon the town and surrounding hills through a telescope. It is likely that the men are taking in the view from J.C. Gebhardt's newly established brewery in 1855. The painting was part of William Burger's important collection of Western Americana (sold at auction in 2014), who noted that it had hung "in the Mokelumne Hotel until 2000, and for as long as anyone can remember."Founded in 1848 by a group of Oregonians, Mokelumne Hill (located in Calaveras County) became one of the richest gold mining towns in California. By 1850 the town was one of the largest in the area, with a diverse population of Americans, Frenchmen, Germans, Spaniards, Chileans, Mexicans, and Chinese, ranging between 10,000 to 16,000 people during its heyday. The easy gold attracted criminal elements, and the town gained a reputation as one of the bawdiest in the area, with a bustling bar scene. By 1852, with the help of a "vigiliance committee" the worst of the crime was eliminated. During its heyday in the 1850s, it was at Mokelumne Hill that the Calaveras Chronicle, the first county newspaper, was founded, and here that the Code of Law for Miners was written, and also where the first local hospital was founded. By 1862, Gebhardt's establishment had expanded and completed its physical plant with stone quarried on site, and was known throughout the 19th Century as the Hemminghofen & Seusdorf or Mokelumne Hill brewery.A rare and early visual representation of this historically important town, by a reasonably accomplished artist, most likely a German or French miner.

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        Traité élémentaire de Physiologie humaine [ Edition originale ] Comprenant les principales notions de la physiologie comparée

      Ouvrage accompagné de 144 gravures intercalée dans le texte, 1 vol. fort in-8 reliure demi-chagrin noir, Labé, Librairie de la Faculté de Médecine, Paris, 1855, 4 pp., VIII-988 pp. avec deux figures rehaussées à l'aquarelle Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Fils de l'anatomiste Pierre-Augustin Béclard, Jules Auguste Béclard (1817-1887) fut notamment le secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie de Médecine de 1873 à 1887. Bon état (un coin plié avec coupe frottée, très bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        To Switzerland and Back.

      1855 - London, Routledge, [1855]. Small 8vo. Slightly later red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 208; some wear to lower hinge, else a very good copy. Re-issue with a new title-page of To Mont Blanc and Back Again, first published in 1854, extremely rare. A lively account of a journey by boat and train through Germany to Switzerland, and on foot within the Swiss Alps, via the St. Bernard Pass to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The author, librarian of the Royal Society, provides interesting detail of his ascents, relates his impressions of country and people, and comments on weather conditions and his travelling companions. Chapters 10 to 15 contain the decription of the surroundings of and Mont Blanc itself. See Perret 4554; Meckly 215; not in Neate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Household Words. A Weekly Journal. No. 293 - 296, 298 - 300, 308, 310 - 321.

      London: Office, 16, Wellington Street, Strand, [Nov. 3 - Nov. 24, 1855, Dec. 8 - Dec. 22, 1855, Feb. 16, 1856, March 1 - May 17, 1856]. Original parts as issued, 8vo., 313-408, 435-504, 97-120, 145-432 pp. Printed wrappers. Some chipping and minor foxing to outer wrappers and edges, else very good. First edition in original parts. Contributions by Dickens include “A Slight Depreciation of Currency” (Nov. 3, 1855), “Why?” (March 1, 1856), “Proposals For a National Jest Book” (May 3, 1856), and “Railroad Dreaming” (May 10, 1856). Contributions also include all original five chapters of A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins (March 1 - March 29, 1856). Eckel 202-219. Kitton 107-137. Podeschi E113.

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        Himalayan Journals. Notes of A Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. A new Edition, carefully revised and condensed.

      London, John Murray, 1855. Two volumes, 8vo. Original brown cloth gilt, with gilt vignettes on front boards; pp. xvi, 348; xii, 345, [2, advertisements], with wood-engraved illustrations (some full-page, one in red), text vignettes and folding maps; a little worn at extremities, spines slightly rubbed, occasional light spotting, otherwise a very neat set. Hooker (1817-1911) travelled to India with the support of a government grant in 1847, voyaging with a free passage from the Admiralty on HMS Sidon which was taking Lord Dalhousie, the newly appointed Governor-General, to the subcontinent. Travelling to Calcutta and then Darjeeling, Hooker befriended Brian Houghton Hodgson, an expert on Nepalese culture and Buddhism, who collected Sanskrit manuscripts, and was also a passionate naturalist. Although Hodgson helped Hooker with his preparations for the expedition into the Himalaya, Hodgson was too unwell to accompany Hooker to Sikkim in 1848, and so Dr Archibald Campbell, the British government agent, travelled with Hooker in his place. Hooker entered Sikkim with some difficulty, in the face of resistance from the ruling Raja and his chief minister, and his excursion into Tibet (undertaken in the face of official prohibitions) resulted in his arrest in November 1849; only the threat of a British invasion secured his release. The survey of the passes into Tibet which Hooker produced were greatly appreciated by later travellers, and the Younghusband expedition into Tibet of 1903 sent Hooker a telegram from Khambajong, congratulating him on the accuracy and usefulness of his information. Hooker then spent 1850 exploring in Eastern Bengal and the Khasia Hills with Thomas Thomson, a friend from his student days at Glasgow University, before returning to Britain later in that year: 'Altogether Hooker collected about 7000 species in India and Nepal and on his return to England managed to secure another government grant while he classified and named them. The first publication was the Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya (1849-51), edited by his father and illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch, whose fine drawings enriched many of both the Hookers' publications. Hooker's and Campbell's travels added twenty-five new rhododendrons to the fifty already known and the spectacular new species they introduced into Britain helped create a rhododendron craze among British gardeners' (ODNB). The grant of £400 per annum for three years also funded Hooker while he wrote Himalayan Journals, in which he recounted his explorations of these areas, including parts of Sikkim and eastern Nepal which were hitherto completely unknown to Europeans, and his almost-complete circuit of Kangchenjunga - the first to be attempted by a European, which took Hooker (who believed it to be the 'loftiest known mountain on the globe' (I, p. x), rather than the third-highest) to altitudes of 18,000 feet and more. The work - today widely recognised as 'a classic of early Himalyan travel and exploration' (Neate) - was first published in 1854, which was followed by this second, abridged and revised edition the following year, and numerous further printings followed throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth.

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        Les Trois Mousquetaires. Vingt Ans aprés. Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard. 3 parts in 1 vol. With 3 wood engravings as head-pieces. S.l.a.et t

      Alexandre DUMAS père: Les Trois Mousquetaires. Vingt Ans aprés. Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard. 3 parts in 1 vol. With 3 wood engravings by i.a. Félix-Jean Gauchard (part 2) after drawings by Georges Alexandre Fischer (parts 1 and 2) as head-pieces. S.l.a.et t. [Paris: Typ. de Mme Ve Dondey-Duprè 1855]. 4to. 149 [1 unnumbered leaf (blank)], [unnumb. p. 1 (title part 1)], p. 2-155, [unnumb. p., 156 (blank)]; [unnumb. p. 157 (title part 2)], p. 159-351, [unnumb. p., 352 (table of contents)]; [unnumb. p. 1 (title part 3)], p. 2-486, [unnumb. p., 487 (table of contents)], p. 488 (table of contents, continuation). Later French artist's binding made of full grained dark brown morocco leather over wooden boards on 6 raised bands, decorative boards with blind embossed geometrical elements in simplified Grolier style, all edges and spine of binding with embossed lines and framework incorporating floral themes, text block with gilt gauffered edges in the same style, gilt title on spine as well as waxed marbled endpapers on white stock. GORGEOUSLY BOUND EARLY EDITION OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS' MOST FAMOUS HISTORICAL TRILOGY about d'Artagnan and his befriended musketeers Athos, Aramis and Porthos. The 1st part was originally published in Bruxelles in 1844, continued by the 2nd part »Vingt Ans aprés« (Paris, 1847) and completed with the publication of the 3rd part titled »Le Vicomte de Bragelonne«, altogether published for the 1st time in Bruxelles, 1851. The initial pages of each of the 3 novels printed, here in double columns, are illustrated with nice head-pieces executed as wood engravings, probably reprinted from the 1852 illustrated edition published in Paris by Marescq for Dufour and Mulat. - Paper in some parts minimally foxy and with some small, skilfully executed restorations, otherwise very well preserved text block. The present copy is particularly remarkable because it's superb anonymous French artist's binding in a simplified Grolier style, which, apart from minor rubbing at some edges and corners, is in very good condition. Although there were numerous editions of the »Musketeers« published in huge print runs already in the1840s and 1850s, this one is very rare. According to OCLC there is only one copy to trace in institutional holdings world-wide, at the BNF in Paris. A collectable item indeed. Munro, Dumas Bibliographie, 1981, p. 145

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        [BROADSIDE] Lively flea. / Australia our home.

      A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled 'Lively Flea' (a parody of Charles Dickens' 'Ivy Green'), and in the right column a topical ballad about the Victorian gold diggings titled 'Australia our home'; an illustration at the head of each column, with the gold digger depicted as a rakish character holding a bag marked [£]'5000'; titles in bold with the text filling the remainder of each column; a fine example. We can locate only six other copies of this broadside in collections worldwide (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; Bodleian Library, Oxford; University of Chicago Library; University of Pennsylvania Library; Memorial University of Newfoundland, Lubrano Collection of Broadside Ballads). 'Australia our home'. 'Here's off, here's off to the diggings of gold, Australia's our home where wealth is untold; Up, up with your picks, take your shovel in hand, Here's off, here's off to a happier land. We dread not the voyage, though distant and long, We've a compass to steer by, our arms they are strong, And ne'er into misery unheeded we'll fall, While Melbourne's rich gold fields are open to all. Quick, quick, "ALL'S SERENE" - at trifles don't stand, I'll warrant we'll soon have a fortune in hand; Up, up with your picks, let your courage be bold, Here's off, here's off to the diggings of gold. The gold fields are near - see the diggers how thick - What matters, here's into the work like a brick, What to us is the toil, or pain-blister'd hands, If a barrow we wheel o'er the gold-yielding sands. They may tell us of hardships - of dangers unknown, Of knives and bullets - but there we will roam; With mountains above us, and valleys below, To Melbourne's rich gold fields right onward we go. Huzza! fellow-townsmen, ye may dig till you're rich, The gold fields are open, our tents there we'll pitch, Up, up, with our picks, the treasures unfold, Here's off, here's off to the diggings of gold.'

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

      1855-1874., Edinburgh, 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.” â€" 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft 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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