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        Norge fremstillet i Tegninger med oplysende text.

      Christiania, Udgiverens Forlag, \"Trykt af Winckelmann & Sönner\", (1855). 27 x 34 cm. 74 Bl. Mit farblithogr. Titel mit Wappen und 72 meist getönten lithogr. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Vergoldung. Die schönen Ansichten meist lithographiert von E. Vesterberg und J. Hellesen und gedruckt bei E. Baerentzen zeigen Städteansichten, Teilansichten, Kirchen, Landschaften, Wasserfälle, Berge, Küsten usw. Vorhanden sind u.a. Bergen, Christiania (Oslo), Christiansand, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Halden, Horten, Kongsberg, Larvik, Nordkap, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim uvm. - Mit deutsch-englisch-Norwegischem Paralleltext. - Einband etwas fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen. Wenige Seiten mit Läsuren, die Tafel \"Christianssand\" bis zum Bildrand beschnitten und mit der Titelei auf Trägerkarton montiert, teils stockfleckig, die Textblätter stärker gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Skandinavien - Norwegen

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages: Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, in Search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54. With Notes on the Natural History, by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J.W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve.

      London. Lovell Reeve. 1855. - tall8vo, 23.5cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xx,383,(24) & vii,419,pp., with 11 full colour lithographed plates, 25 litho plates (inc several tinted and scientific plates), and 4 maps (3 folding, 2 of which are fine linen backed), 25 wood engraved text illustrations, complete with half titles, in fine signed binding "Bound by Stikeman & Co., for Charles Scribner's Sons" in half crimson crushed morocco, raised bands, gilt spine titles & gilt "ship device" in the lower panel, matched crimson marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g., expertly rebacked, spines slightly darker, the plates are good clean clear strikes, not a tall set but near fine, attractively bound. (cgc) Abbey Travel. 645. A.B. 1241. T.P.L. 3409. Sabin 4389. Not in Lande. Hill (3) -106. Narrative of the five ship expedition under Belcher's command, in search of Franklin. The colour lithograph plates are, with the exception of the view portfolios of Creswell, Browne and May, the most attractive illustrations to grace an Arctic narrative since the coloured aquatints of the earlier Ross and Franklin voyages. Belcher was forced to abandon four of his five ships to the pack-ice just off Melville Island. Over one year later an American whaler, one thousand miles south, in Davis Strait found the Resolute less the crew, drifting towards them. It was returned to the United States where it was sold to the American government; after restoration it was presented to the British government. When it was retired and stripped down, oak from its planking was used to make a desk which was presented to the American Government and it is still in use today in the White House. Halifax-born Belcher gained considerable distinction as a surveyor in the Royal Navy. He served on the western Arctic coastal survey in 1825-27, and subsequently headed surveys of the west coast of North and South America and in the South China Sea. In 1852, he was placed in command of an expedition of five ships (Resolute, Intrepid, North Star, Assistance and Pioneer) to search in the Canadian Arctic for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. Belcher records his sailing through Wellington Channel and discovery of Exmouth and North Cornwall Islands and the Belcher Channel leading to Jones Sound. Also described is the meeting and rescue of Commdr. Robert McClure of the Investigator on northern Banks Island by the western arm of the expedition under Henry Kellett. Belcher's decision to abandon four ships icebound in Wellington Channel in 1854 led to his court-martial, and despite his acquittal, he continued to be severely criticized in England. Weather and ice conditions are recorded through- out, as well as optical phenomena, natural history, scurvy, etc., and a summary of results of Franklin's search expeditions to date. Appended are several scientific reports on natural history: John Richardson's on fishes, J. . Salter on fossils, Lovell Reeve on shells, Thomas Bell on crustacea, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Impressions Of China, And The Present Revolution: Its Progress And Prospects.

      - London, Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1855. 8vo. Original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt, image of a Chinese blocked in black underneath, covers ornamented in gilt; pp. ix, 441, [4 advertisements], folding map with route in red hand-colouring; apart from light occasional spotting. internally a very good copy in the rarely seen publisher's binding; provenance: Henry Birkbeck's booklate inside front cover. First edition of a very rare and important work on the Tai Ping Rebellion, written by the commander of the ship Hermes, stationed in China, whilst the events were unfolding. Fishbourne witnessed the Tai Ping Rebellion, the capture of Nanking in 1853 by the insurgents as their capital, and the establishment of Hung Siu-ts'tüan as first emperor. 'Under the Taipings, the Chinese language was simplified, and equality between men and women was decreed. All property was to be held in common, and equal distribution of the land according to a primitive form of communism was planned. Some Western-educated Taiping leaders even proposed the development of industry and the building of a Taiping democracy. The Qing dynasty was so weakened by the rebellion that it never again was able to establish an effective hold over the country. Both the Chinese communists and the Chinese Nationalists trace their origin to the Taipings' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Cordier, Sinica, p. 647. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fortuna im Goldlande oder das lustige Kleeblatt in Californien. Unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel.

      Nürnberg, Lotzbeck, (1855). - circa 38,5 x 38 cm. 1 kolorierter Plan aus 6 Segmenten, auf festen Karton aufgezogen In originalem Schuber mit illustriertem, koloriertem Deckelbild und Titel "Russell VIII, Sp. 1284. Seltener, schön gestalteter Spielplan mit Feldern im Rund. Nachgespielt werden die Abenteuer von vier Freunden, die aus Deutschland nach Kalifornien auswandern um dort nach Gold zu suchen. Sie begegnen mehrfach Indianern und verschiedenen wilden Tieren (Löwen, Krokodilen, Bären etc.) oder sind mit allerhand Werkzeug beim Graben nach Gold. Der kalifornische Goldrausch begann im Jahr 1848 und zog in den 1850er Jahren viele Einwanderer aus Europa an. Eine ausführliche Darstellung der Hintergründe zu diesem Spiel findet sich in dem Aufsatz von Norbert Finzsch und Michaela Hampf: "Fortuna im Goldlande: oder das lustige Kleeblatt in Californien". Rheinische Auswanderer in Kalifornien, 1830 bis 1900 (in "Schöne Neue Welt", 2001, S. 237-257). - Die Datierung ist durch zeitgenössische Reklame aus dem Jahr 1855 belegbar, als das Spiel für die "Nikolaus-Bescherung" angepriesen wird. - Sorgfältig und unauffällig restauriert ohne Fehlstellen, nur mittig war eventuell ein Pfeil angebracht (oder man legte einen Kreisel auf?). Eine Anleitung ist nicht vorhanden, der hübsche Schuber jedoch schon. Darauf sieht man Fortuna mit zwei Füllhörnern, aus denen sie Goldstücke herabregnen lässt während vom Goldrausch Besessene in grosser Aufregung ihre Beute sichern wollen. - Schuber berieben und fleckig, Plan leicht fleckig und mit Knickfalten, sonst gut erhalten und in schönem Kolorit. " [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zululand a Mission Tour in South Africa

      1855 - [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 & These two works provide an interesting comparative overview of Natal. Mason first set out for South Africa with a view to setting up a mission. His plans were severly hindered by ship wreck which caused the loss of nearly all his capital. He returned with his wife eight years later and carried out their plans with greater success. The mission was established on a piece of land purchased on the first journey and all of this was carried out at Mason's own expense. Both works contain much information on the natives, as well as the colonies and its industries. Mason remarks on the growth of both Durban and Maritzburg. Mendelssohn I, pp991-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parafrasi degli Inni e preghiere consacrate a Maria Vergine. Encuadernación de lujo perteneciente a la Reina Mª Cristina de Borbón

      Fratelli Pallotta, Roma 1855 - Libro perteneciente a la Reina Mª Cristina de Borbón y Borbón. Magnífica encuadernación romántica en seda y terciopelo con escudo real. Formato 4º. 133 páginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration sur le littoral de la France et de l'Italie. Rapport à M. le Ministre de l'agriculture, du commerce et des travaux publics, sur les Industries de Comacchio, du lac Fusaro, de Marennes, et de l'Anse de l'Aiguillon.

      Paris, 1855 - Demi-veau blond, dos à nerfsdorés, pièce d'auteur de maroquin rouge, de titre de maroquin vert, et thématique de maroquin noir, date en pied. Titre, XXVIIIpp, [2]ff, 184pp, Rare édition originale concernant la pisciculture et divisée en quatre parties : industrie du lac de Comacchio (aperçu général, description de la lagune, contrat de fermage, gouvernement de la lagune, ensemencement, récolte, manufacture pour la préparation du poisson, commerce - exportation), industrie du lac Fusaro (bancs artificiels d'huitres), industrie de Marennes (huitres vertes), industrie de la baie de l'Aiguillon (bouchots). Elle est illustrée d'un tableau des expéditions faites en 1855 dans les départements et à l'étranger par l'établissement de pisciculture d'Huningue, de trois plans dépliants dont deux en couleurs : Plan de la lagune et des valli de Comacchio, plan théorique de la lagune de Comacchio, plan de l'Anse de l'Aiguillon, et et de six planches dont deux doubles et une dépliante. Avec une explication raisonnée des planches en huit feuillets.Bon exemplaire malgré quelques légères rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      1855 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Seat of War in the East.

      London Day & Son for Colnaghi -56 1855 - First edition. 2 volumes, folio. 2 tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignette, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. Publisher's half red sheep over red cloth; with the rare text volume, 4to. ,x, 112 pp., original cloth-backed boards (a little stained, endpapers very foxed), the folios preserved in modern cloth boxes, an excellent set. The deluxe edition with the plates hand-coloured. During the Crimean War William Simpson (1823-1899), became a pioneer war artist: dispatched by the printsellers Colnaghi & Son (on Day's recommendation), he recorded the naval battles in the Baltic Sea and then went on to Balaklava in November 1854 to make accurate sketches on the spot. The drawings which he made during that terrible winter were submitted to Lord Raglan, sent home to England, and shown to Queen Victoria by the minister of war, the duke of Newcastle. After the fall of Sevastopol he was attached to the duke's party of exploration in Circassia. Eighty of his Crimean drawings were lithographed in The Seat of War in the East (2 volumes, 1855–6), which was dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria. When the original watercolours were exhibited at Colnaghi's gallery, Lord Elcho and other MPs called for them to be bought by the nation as a historic record of the war. On the advice of Sir Charles Eastlake, this proposal was rejected and the watercolours were sold off separately. Simpson returned to England with a brown beard long enough to button into his waistcoat, and he had an audience with the queen: he showed her his sketches and was much impressed by her grasp of every detail of the war. She commissioned The Queen Reviewing the Royal Artillery at Woolwich on their Return from the Crimea, 1856, and over the next thirty years was a steady patron for the painter. (ODNB). Abbey, Travel 237; Lipperheide 2121. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The past campaign : a sketch of the war in the east, from the departure of Lord Raglan to the capture of Sevastopol

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's brown leather. Collated: xv, [1], 439, [1]; xi, [1], 402 + 2 ad. pp. Atabey 1348. Volume 1 has a very good binding. Volume 2 shaken, binding loose. Woods was a special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War. Contemporary book plate.

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        A History of Greece New edition

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855. Eight volumes, octavo; with 13 maps, seven of them folding and backed on silk; in an attractive contemporary binding of half red morocco, spines with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt lettered direct, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; binding by "Tuskett, Binder to the Queen" New edition (first published over a ten-year period from 1835) of this important evidence-based history of Greece. "Compared with Grote's history it lacks enthusiasm for a definite political ideal and is written entirely from the standpoint of a scholar. It shows a more impartial treatment of the evidence, especially in respect of the aristocratic and absolute governments of Greece. For these reasons its popularity was not so immediate as that of Grote's work, but its substantial merits were later recognised". It "entailed prodigious labour. At Cambridge, where the first volume was written, he used to work all day until half-past three, when he left his rooms for a rapid walk before dinner, at that time served in hall at four; in Yorkshire he is said to have worked sixteen hours a day in his study. By a curious coincidence he and George Grote, his friend and schoolfellow [at Charterhouse], were writing on the same subject at the same time, unknown to each other. On the appearance of Grote's first two volumes in 1846 Thirlwall welcomed them with generous praise ? Grote in the preface to his work bore testimony to Thirlwall's learning, sagacity, and candour" (ODNB)John Sterling may have drawn rather a long bow in pronouncing Thirlwall "a writer as great as Thucydides and Tacitus, and with far more knowledge than they". John Stuart Mill thought Thirlwall, who was bishop of St David's, the best orator he had ever heard, though Carlyle summed him up as "A right solid, honest-hearted man, full of knowledge and sense, and, in spite of his positive temper, almost timid." Provenance: Ex libris University of Surrey, Roehampton with their stamp to fore-edge of each volume and the bookplates of the Young Memorial Library, Kingham Hill to front paste-downs.

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        Westward Ho!

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co.,, 1855. Or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon, in the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Rendered into modern English. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles to spines, yellow endpapers. Custom made blue straight-grain morocco-backed slipcase with blue cloth sides, each individual volume in blue chemise case, produced by James Macdonald, New York. Ownership inscription to front free endpapers. Spines slightly rolled and faded, spine ends very slightly bumped and chipped, joints a little tender, rear joint of vol. II slightly split, very slight marking to covers. An excellent set. First edition. Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By the time of publication the Crimean War had switched public angst towards Russia, but it remained just as timely and the novel's nostalgic and rose-tinted look at the Elizabethan golden age struck a chord with its Victorian readership.

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        SCHOLIA GRAECA IN HOMERI ODYSSEAM EX CODICIBUS AUCTA ET EMENDATA TOMUS II

      OXONII: TYPOGRAPHEO ACADEMICO, 1855. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 23. USATO

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        (xt) THE JEWISH CHRONICLE. VOL XII, NRS 47-61, 64-70 [? ], NOV 9, 1855-APRIL 18, 1856. 22 ISSUES IN TOTAL

      London : Abraham Benisch(1855-1856). 1st edition. Lacks outer binding, original period internal sewn binding in tact. Folio, 176 pages (8 pages each issue. 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. The pages here, for example, include a long poem about the new Jewish mayor-elect of London, D. Solomons (as well as much other material related to the excitement at having a Jewish Lord Mayor, including international celebrations and congraulations) ; letters from the US offering scholarships to NYU, advertisements for Jewish publications of the period, reprints of articles from the American Jewish press (for example, from Rabbi Mayer in Charleston, SC) ; reports from Jamaica; reports on charities for the Jewish poor; a report on the opening of Jews College; an ad for a reader at the synagogue in St. Thomas, West Indies; report on Sir Moses Montefiore's visit to the Holy Land; reports from Jewish communities across the British Isles; a report on the "Conference at Cleveland" discussing Isaac Wise's "Minhag America; " A long report on the Jews of Corfu; A long report on Jewish activities in Montreal; Other reports from Vienna, Switzerland, Argovia, Turkey, Jamaica, Constantinople, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Damascus, Holland, North Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, France, Hungary, Bavaria; Modavia and Wallachia, Edinburgh, Lyons, Natal, the Saharah, Gibraltar, Kertch (Crimea) and Glasgow; details of Rabbi Raphall's Thanksgiving Day sermon in New York; letters concerning material in Isaac Wise's "The Israelite" newspaper; lists of donations to charities with names of donors; lettes to and from Sir Moses Montefiore; much on the Carmona Case; activities of conversionists; Passover relief for the poor; etc. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. Two leaves from issue 53 have been clipped apart and then re-assembled, no loss of text. Old stains top top few inches, some edgewear, but mid-19th century paper has held up very well, Good solid condition overall. Scarce to come up in the trade. (br-11-1)

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        TRAVELS IN ALBANIA AND OTHER PROVINCES OF TURKEY in 1809 and 1810

      London: John Murray, 1855. A New Edition (corrected). Two octavos. Light brown cloth with gilt text on spines and embossed designs on front and back covers. No dust jackets. (VG) Books are in very good condition. Bindings strong and text clean with minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block clean but age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Corners bent. Previous owner's name and date (13 January 1958) written in blue ink on free front end papers or both volumes. Illustrated with engravings and fold out architectural details and a map. Each volume 500+ pages. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] 5.5lb shipping weight. USPS First Class International and USPS Flat-Rate Envelopes unavailable for this set. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        An Authentic History and Entertaining Description

      London - Thomas Kelly, 1855 Book. Fair. Hardcover. 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..

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        TRAVELS IN ALBANIA AND OTHER PROVINCES OF TURKEY in 1809 and 1810

      John Murray, London 1855 - Two octavos. Light brown cloth with gilt text on spines and embossed designs on front and back covers. No dust jackets. (VG) Books are in very good condition. Bindings strong and text clean with minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block clean but age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Corners bent. Previous owner's name and date (13 January 1958) written in blue ink on free front end papers or both volumes. Illustrated with engravings and fold out architectural details and a map. Each volume 500+ pages. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] 5.5lb shipping weight. USPS First Class International and USPS Flat-Rate Envelopes unavailable for this set. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ins Zeughaus in Basel. Der grosse Schnee im Monat Februar 1855.

      Gemalt: Basel den 24.ten Oct. 1855, 1855, - 24.5x32 cm (Bild), Original Aquarell auf grauem Papier mit schwarzem Tuschrand, 1 Blatt, Gerahmt. ((40x48 cm). In November 2011 wurde in Basel bei Galerie Vogler Auktionshaus u. auch bei Dobiaschofsky in Bern ein ähnliches Bild versteigert, allerdings mit etwas veränderter Staffage vorne links, die 2 Zuschauer mit Hund fehlen, kleinere Einzelheiten ebenfalls leicht verändert. Der Künstler hat dieses farbenfrohe Bild sehr wahrscheinlich des öfteren gemalt wie auch des Datum seiner Ausführung ?den 25ten Oct. 1855? nahelegt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Signiert links unten: "Gez. u.Gemalt v. Louis Dubois?, u. rechts unten: ?Basel den 24ten Oct. 1855" . [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Leonhards Kirche und der ehemalige Lohnhof in Basel

      o.J. um 1855, - 25.5.5x37 cm (Bild), Original Aquarell auf grauem Papier mit schwarzem Tuscherand, 1 Blatt, in Ubereckvergoldeter Rahmen. (34x47.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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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. 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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        Flower Fables

      New York: George W. Briggs & Co, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. 182 pp. Original blue cloth stamped gilt, yellow endpapers. Good condition. An unrestored copy with wear, chipping, and fraying to cloth along edges, thorough rubbing (especially to spine), and soiling to rear cover. New Year's gift inscription to fep dated January 1855. Some reading smudges and small stray stains, binding a little weak. All five plates and frontispiece present. The Little Women author's very first book, written when she was only 16, published in late December 1854 in a small run of 1,600. Rare.

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        LA VIE PUBLIQUE DE MICHEL MONTAIGNE. ETUDE BIOGRAPHIQUE. AUX ARMES DU GRAND BIBLIOPHILE MARQUIS DE MORANTE

      Librairie D'AMYOT 1855 - - 1855, PARIS, Librairie D'AMYOT. - Plein Maroquin vert empire aux Armoiries du Marquis de MORANTE aux deux plats. Dos à quatre nerfs, plats ornés d'un double filets d'encadrement et d'Armoiries dont la qualité du fer est extrêmement finement ciselée. - Les volumes, qu’il avait fait habiller par les plus habiles relieurs de Paris et de Londres, portaient ses armes, parfois accompagnées de son chiffre, formé des lettres J.G.C. (Joachim Gomez Cortina), redoublées et surmontées d’une couronne de marquis : « Coupé d’un et parti de trois, ce qui fait huit quartiers : au 1, d’argent, à 3 fasces de gueules, à la bordure de sinople, chargée de 8 sautoirs d’argent, 3 en chef, 2 aux flancs et 3 en pointe ; au 2, de sinople, à une cotice et un filet d’argent en bande, accompagnés de 2 croix recercelées du même, 1 en chef et 1 en pointe ; au 3, de gueules, au pélican de sinople en sa piété, à la bordure componée de sinople et d’azur ; au 4, de même que le 2 ; au 5, de gueules, à 3 fleurs de lys d’or en fasce, en pointe une tour d’argent maçonnée de sable et donjonnée de même, en chef une cannette d’or, reposant sur une planchette de même ; au 6, de sinople, à 5 étoiles d’argent, 2, 1 et 2 ; au 7, de même que le 1 ; au 8 et dernier, coupé : au 1, d’azur, à 1 tour d’argent surmontée de 3 étoiles de même mises en fasce ; au 2, de sinople, au taureau d’argent. » Ces armes, surmontées d’une inscription imitée de celle de Grolier, « J. Gomez de la Cortina et amicorum », et accompagnées de la même devise que celle du bibliophile français A. R. Courbonne, « FALLITUR HORA LEGENDO » (Lire fait oublier l’heure), constituaient un super ex-libris, dont il existe plusieurs types, l’inscription et la devise étant portées sur un ruban ou dans un anneau ovale. --- AU DOS DU PREMIER PLAT plat, son EX-LIBRIS AUX MEMES ARMES MAIS COURONNE COMTALE. "Son ex-libris armorié en dérivait, ou portait ses armes surmontées d’une couronne de comte, avec l’inscription « Bibliotheca Cortiniana. » au-dessous et l’épigramme de John Owen, poète anglais du dix-septième siècle, « EGREGIOS CUMULARE LIBROS PRAECLARA SUPELLEX.» (Une collection de livres choisis est un beau meuble), comme devise sur les trois autres côtés. -----1 f. P. de fx titre, 414 p. dont Table des Matières et Table Alphabétique. - Don Joachim GOMEZ de la CORTINA, MARQUIS DE MORANTE, né au Mexique le 6 septembre 1808, mort le 13 juin 1868, Docteur en Droit, Recteur de l’Université de Madrid, membre du Tribunal Suprême de Justice et Sénateur. - Entre-temps, en 1847, il reçut le titre de Marquis de Morante. - Le marquis de MORANTE, fut un des plus illustres bibliophiles espagnols. Depuis 1840, il était bien connu, à Paris, des libraires qui faisaient des catalogues et des ventes de livres anciens (Merlin, Tilliard, Crozet, Techener, Potier) et des relieurs (Thouvenin, Thompson, Bauzonnet, Duru, Capé). Le marquis avait en effet compris que le goût, la passion et la connaissance des beaux livres n’avaient jamais été portés aussi haut qu’en France. Les deux tiers de ses revenus, évalués à environ 125.000 francs, étaient sacrifiés pour les livres et leurs reliures. Il laissa la plus grande bibliothèque jamais possédée par un particulier, composée de plus de 120.000 volumes, dont la majorité était en latin. Il catalogua lui-même ses livres dans un Catalogus librorum doctoris D. Joach. Gomez de la Cortina, march. de Morante, qui in aedibus suis exstant (Matriti, Eusebium Aguado, 1854-1862, 8 vol. in-8, 16.148 articles au total). Le corps principal du catalogue finit au tome VI, et il est suivi d’un grand supplément et d’un autre peu étendu à la fin du tome VIII. Ce catalogue ne fut tiré qu’à 500 exemplaires, dont la plupart furent reliés en basane verte portant ses armes, destinés seulement aux amis et aux bibliothèques publiques. - Il fut un des plus grands latinistes contemporains et on lui doit un Nuevo Diccionario latino-español etimológico [Dictionnaire étymologique latin et espagnol] (Leipzig, Brockhaus, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COLTON'S TRAVELER AND TOURIST'S GUIDE-BOOK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES, containing brief descriptions of each, with the Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied by a Map, exhibiting the Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, Position of Cities, Villages, Settlements, etc.

      J.H. Colton and Company, New York 1855 - pp: 99, (1) tables of moneys, 36 publisher's catalogue; hand-colored, folding map at rear, opens to 22" x 24". Few spots of foxing to first and last few text leaves, map in excellent condition. Bound in red cloth, blind-stamped designs on both boards, gilt lettering on front cover. 6" x 3.75" The Western States here are Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska. The eastern portion of the Northwest Territory, Ohio, had by 1855 attracted some two million settlers, while Minnesota had only six thousand. The text and map cover all the crossroads and villages west of Pennsylvania, including waystops along the Oregon Trail between Independence, Missouri and Oregon. About half-way along that trail, another intersects, the route to Sacramento via Lake Truckee, site of the Donner Party tragedy. Canals in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana are included in this guidebook. Provenance: Pencilled on the front free-endpaper is the signature of H. Dunbar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philips' Atlas of Classical, Historical and Scriptural Geography.

      Liverpool: Philip, 1855.(). Folio. 51 maps and plans; half morocco.

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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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        Portolano della Liguria

      Litografia Armanino, Genova 1855 - In-4, 26 tavole litografiche a doppia pagina (le prime due costituiscono il frontespizio e la dedicatoria) le rimanenti ( nn. 3-26) sono quelle dedicate all'atalante del mare, così organizzate: 3. Rada e Porto di Nizza; 4. Porto di Nizza; 5. Piano di Villafranca; 6. Golfo di San Gioan; 7. Porto di Monaco; 8. Rada e Porto di San Remo; 9. Rada e Porto Maurizio e Rada di Oneglia; 10. Rada di Diano, Il Cervo e Andora; 11. Rada di Langueglia ed Alassio. 12 Rada del Borghetto e Ceriale e Rada di Borsaiola, Pietra e Loano; 13. Golfo di Genova; 14. Rada di Vado e porto di Savona; 15. Porto di Savona; 16. Rada e Porto di Genova; 17. Porto di Camogli; 18. Golfo di Rapallo; 19. Porto Fino; 20 Porto di Rapallo; 21. Rada di Sestri di Levante; 22. Rada del Mesco; 23. Golfo della Spezia; 24. Piano di Caparbia; 25. Porto di Capraia; 26 Carta generale del Mar Ligure. Legatura in mezza percalle con titolo in oro al dorso. Questo "Portolano della Liguria" venne redatto da Giuseppe Albini per la Tipografia Armanino su consegna della Marina Sabauda, essendosi trovata allora la vecchia cartografia nautica mediterranea non più adeguata alle esigenze del tempo. Oggi, è rarissimo. L'autore (Villafranca di Nizza, 1780 - Spotorno, 1859), fu al suo tempo ammiraglio al servizio dei Savoia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thèatre de la Scala et Casino des nobles à Milan

      1855 ca, Milano 1855 - Rara veduta del Teatro della Scala ed infilata della via Giuseppe Verdi. L'incisione è animata dalla presenza di numerosi personaggi ed è ricca di particolari che mantengono vivo un momento di vita quotidiano della Milano della metà del XIX secolo. Benchè non sia tratta da dagherrotipo, in alto al centro riporta la scritta "Collection du Daguerreotipe". mm 162x250

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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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