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        La Fance illustrée. Atlas contenant tous les départements et les plans des chefs-lieux.

      Paris, Gustave Barba, ca. . 1855 - 4 Bll. Mit 104 altkolorierten, doppelblattgroßen oder mehrf. gefalteten Karten und Plänen in Stahlstich. Quart (29x20 cm) Halblederband der Zeit, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Buntpapiervorsätze. ** Vollständiger Atlas von Frankreich mit den detailreichen Karten und Plänen - in schönem Flächenkolorit - von Malte-Brun. Der Atlas enthält 4 Gesamtkarten von Frankreich (davon 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte), 96 Karten der Départements u. Pläne von Marseille, Dijon, Louviers, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris, Versailles, Saint-Germain etc. sowie Karten der Kolonien (Colonies d'Amérique, Colonies d'Asie, Colonies d'Afrique) u. von Sardinien. * Einband beschabt. Fest gebunden. Textblätter stockfleckig. Stahlstiche nur leicht fleckig, die große Plänen in den Knickstellen teils sorgfältig unterlegt. Alle Karten auf festem Papier gedruckt, auf Stege gebunden und gut u. sauber erhalten. (SW: Atlas - Frankreich - Stahlstichkarten) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hans-Jürgen Ketz]
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        The Campaign in the Crimea

      London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, 1855. First. Hardcover. VG. Simpson, William. An historical sketch. 112 pp illustrated with forty lithographed plates (frontis plus 39 full page plates throughout text) from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson. The plates were designed to illustrate Simpson's "Seat of War in the East." Original highly gilt front and blindstamped rear covers relaid on new binding. Top and bottom of spine also relaid with new spine showing through middle. All edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Hafen; im Vgr. Soldaten aus Großbritannien während des Krimkrieges ('Kertch From The North.').

      - altkolorierter Lithographie v. E. Walker gedr. b. Day & Son n. W. Simpson b. Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. in London; Goupil in Paris u. Otto Weigel in Leipzig, dat. 1855, 31 x 47,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Alexandre Houssiaux, 1855. Fine. Alexandre Houssiaux, Paris 1855, 14,5x22cm, 20 volumes reliés. - New edition of the complete works of the author. Binders half grief fir, back smooth decorated with large nets set cold nerves, as well as nets, dots and golden dishes handmade paper, some tiny lace friction. Book decorated boards inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and rare illustrations in-text. Foxing affecting some slips. Nice together nicely established slightly later binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des oeuvres complètes de l'auteur, à la date de 1855. Reliures en demi chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, plats de papier à la cuve, quelques infimes frottements et coins émoussés, reliures de la fin du XIXème siècle. Ouvrage orné de 139 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Rousseurs affectant certains feuillets. Voici la liste de ces volumes:  Tome I : 1855.  6 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 1855. 7 figures Tome III : 1855. 6 figures. Tome IV : 1855. 6 figures. Tome V : 1855. 8 figures Tome VI : 1855. 8 figures Tome VII : 1855. 8 figures Tome VIII : 1855. 8 figures Tome IX : 1855. 7 figures. Tome X : 1855. 8 figures Tome XI : 1855. 8 figures Tome XII : 1855. 6 figures. Tome XIII : 1845. Les 6 figures livrées à la fin du tome XX sont bien présentes. Tome XIV : 1855. 9 figures Tome XV : 1855. 6 figures Tome XVI : 1846. 4 figures Tome XVII : 1848. 4 figures. L'ouvrage ne devait primitivement comporter que 17 volumes, mais l'éditeur Houssiaux, prenant la suite des éditeurs précédents, les compléta par trois derniers volumes : Tome XVIII : 1855. 16 figures. Tome XIX : 1855. 4 figures Tome XX : 1855. 4 figures. Bel ensemble, à la même date agréablement établi en reliure de la fin du siècle.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Panorama) Panorama vom Rigi Kulm. Panorama du Rigi Koulm. Nouvelle edition 1855. Chez Alphons Zimmermann au Rigi Koulm.

      Rigi Koulm 1855 - ca. 54 x 54 cm, rundes kol. Panorama mit Hotel und Zugersee, etwas stockfleckig, Or - Pappband mit kleiner Ill. des Hotels, Einband fleckig, angeschmutzt und allgemein etwas abegnützt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages; a Narrative of Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, Under Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, in Search of Sir John Franklin, During 1852-53-54 & Notes on Natural History

      Lovell Reeve, 1855, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Full title: The Last of the Arctic Voyages; being a Narrative of The Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, Under the Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., In Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-54 with Notes on Natural History. Two volumes (complete) in a modern library rebind with new end-papers containing all illustrations, both monotone and coloured. Include two bound charts, one fold-out, but the two loose folded charts are missing. Both title pages have punched identifiers for Hackney Public Libraries and stamps on the reverse, there are similar punched identifiers on pages 1/2 of both volumes. There is occasional light foxing in the margins and some light foxing on some of the plates. 2-volume set (complete). No dust-jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 61115070007.

      [Bookseller: Bailgate Books Ltd]
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        Diary and correspondence...the diary deciphered by the Rev. J. Smith, A.M. from the original shorthand MS. in the Pepysian Library. With a life and notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. First American from the fifth London edition

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). I: Frontis., xxxvi, 427, [1 (blank)] pp.; II: Frontis., [1] f., 484 pp.; III: [1] f., 481, [1 (blank)] pp.; IV: [2] ff., 470 pp.. 1855 Pepys's perennially fascinating shorthand journal in its first longhand transcription, done by John A. Smith, later the rector of Baldock but an undergraduate student at St. John's College at the time of the work. This appears to be the first Philadelphia printing of the diaries, here in an abridged form edited for decency, although there were earlier American editions and a limited deluxe edition was printed in Philadelphia in the same year. The four-volume work is illustrated with two portraits, one of the author and one of his wife, engraved by J.W. Steel. Publisher's textured cloth, worn, covers framed in decorative blind-stamping, spines ruled in blind and simply gilt-stamped with titles and volume numbers; spines faded, slightly discolored, all pulled with cloth lost above page level and one with additional chip out of cloth near head. Front pastedowns with tickets from a Nashville bookseller. Many pages with light offsetting (darker following frontispieces) and foxing such as the paper is prone to; front free endpaper of vol. IV with pencilled ownership inscription and back fly-leaf of vol. II with pencilled annotations.

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        Kraft und Stoff. Empirisch-naturphilosophische Studien., In allgemein-verständlicher Darstellung.

      Frankfurt am Main, Meidinger, 1855 - XVI, 269 S. Einband berieben, bestoßen und Rückenschild mit Verlust. Schiefgelesen. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag auf Innendeckel. Immer wieder etwas fleckig bzw. angschmutzt. Insgesamt recht gut. "Ludwig Büchner (* 29. März 1824 in Darmstadt; † 1. Mai 1899 ebenda), eigentlich Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Büchner war Arzt, Naturwissenschaftler und Philosoph. Im Materialismusstreit war Büchner neben Carl Vogt und Jakob Moleschott einer der fruchtbarsten und erfolgreichsten Vertreter des naturwissenschaftlichen Materialismus. Nach seinem Rufnamen wurde Ludwig Büchner Louis genannt, was gelegentlich zu Verwechslungen führt, denn sowohl sein älterer Bruder Wilhelm wie auch sein jüngerer Bruder Alexander Büchner, der nach 1855 in Frankreich lebte, trugen den Namen Ludwig, den ständigen Vornamen der hessischen Landgrafen und Großherzöge, als zweite Vornamen. Ludwig Büchner war Sohn des Arztes Ernst (Karl) Büchner (1786–1861) und seiner Frau Louise Caroline geborene Reuß (1781–1858). Er war ein jüngerer Bruder von Georg Büchner, dessen Nachgelassene Schriften er als Erster anonym herausgab, außerdem Bruder von Mathilde, Luise, Wilhelm und Alexander Büchner. Ludwig Büchner studierte in Gießen Medizin, praktizierte als Arzt in Tübingen und veröffentlichte zahlreiche naturwissenschaftlich-philosophische Schriften. Noch während seiner Promotionszeit nahm er an der 1848er-Revolution teil. 1855 wurde ihm nach der Publikation von Kraft und Stoff die Lehrbefugnis in Tübingen entzogen, so dass er nach Darmstadt zurückkehren musste, um dort als praktischer Arzt seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. 1860 heiratete Louis Büchner seine Frau (Karoline Georgine) Sophie, geborene Thomas (1836–1920), die Tochter des Schriftstellers und Juristen Dr. Georg Christian Thomas und seiner Frau Caroline geborene Henkelmann. 1881 gründete Büchner den Deutschen Freidenkerbund und war Mitinitiator des noch heute bestehenden Freien deutschen Hochstifts in Frankfurt am Main. Geistesgeschichtlich bedeutete der büchnersche Materialismus die Ablösung der Philosophie durch einen weltanschaulichen Überbau, der nach dem Vergessen der spekulativen Systeme in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf den sich entfaltenden Naturwissenschaften errichtet wurde. Büchner popularisierte naturwissenschaftliche Forschungsergebnisse. So propagierte er die Evolutionstheorie von Charles Darwin und eine mechanistische Vererbungslehre. Zugleich versuchte er sich immer wieder an systematischen Darstellungen seiner Theorie einer „natürlichen", d.h. mechanistisch-materialistischen Weltordnung. Für Büchner sind „Denken und Sein ebenso unzertrennlich wie Kraft und Stoff oder Geist und Materie"; deshalb sei „nichts klarer, als dass, so hoch differenziert und eigentümlich auch die Charaktere des Lebens sein mögen, dieselben doch nichts mehr und nichts weniger sind, als Bewegungen der unter eigentümliche und hochspezialisierte Bedingungen gebrachten gewöhnlichen Materie". Das „große Welträtsel" zu lösen, ist Büchner zufolge der eigene Materialismus außerstande: „Auch wird dieses Welträtsel von dem menschlichen Verstande niemals gelöst werden, da dieser die ihm von Natur und Erfahrung gesteckten Grenzen von Zeit, Raum und Kausalität, die das Weltall als solches nicht kennt, nicht zu überspringen vermag." Von Büchners späteren Schriften, in denen als Kern seines Materialismus ein vulgärer, moralisch pointierter Idealismus sich erweist, sind denn auch mehrere dem Verhältnis der Naturwissenschaften zu religiösen Fragen gewidmet. Kraft und Stoff war mit 21 deutschen Auflagen innerhalb von nur fünfzig Jahren und zahlreichen Übersetzungen in andere Sprachen ein für seine Zeit ungewöhnlich erfolgreicher Bestseller. Die marxistische Haltung zum Werk Büchners ist uneinheitlich. Während Friedrich Engels ihn als Vertreter des „Reiseprediger-Materialismus" abkanzelte, bezeichnete Franz Mehring sein Wirken als einen „frischen Windstoß" in der sich nach 1848 formierenden Reaktion. Besondere Bedeutu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du roi pendant les années 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840. 22 (of 23) text-volumes (in 19) and 6 atlas-volumes (in 4) in 23 volumes.

      Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1841-1855. - Large 8vo, Large Folio and Imp.-Folio. Text-volumes with 3 plates. Atlas-volumes with 2 frontispieces and 528 (of 533) lithogr. and engr. plates, maps and plans. Contemp. half calf, gilt. Sabin 21216; Nissen ZBI 1200. - Text-volumes: Dumont d'Urville. Histoire du voyage. 10 vols. 1841-1846; Vincendon-Dumoulin et Coupvent-Desbois. Physique. 1842; Vincendon-Dumoulin. Hydrographie. 2 vols. in 1. 1843-1851. 2 plates; Botanique. 2 vols. in 1. Vol. 1: Montagne, M. C. Plantes cellulaires. Vol. 2: Decaisne, J. Description des plantes vasculaires. 1845-1853; Hombron et Jacquinot. Zoologie. Vols. 1-4 (of 5). 1846-1853; Grange, M. J. Géologie, minéralogie et géographie physique du voyage. 2 parts in 1 vol. 1848. 1 plate.; Dumoutier. Anthropologie. 1854. - Atlas Pittoresque: 2 frontispieces, 198 plates and 9 maps. - Atlas Hydrographique: 57 maps. - Atlas Zoologique: 135 (of 140) plates. - Atlas Anthropologie: 50 plates. - Atlas Géologie, Minéralogie: 9 plates and 4 maps. - Atlas Botanique: 66 plates. - Some occasional browning or staining. A very nice set, uniformely and decoratively bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manfred Nosbuesch]
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        Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia / by Capt. Spencer ... with coloured illustrations, numerous engravings, and a map

      London : George Routledge & Co., 1855. 1st Edition. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; x p., 1 leaf, viii, [9]-412 p. : col. front., ill., 3 col. plates, folding map ; 18 cm. Subjects; Turkey - Description and travel. Russia - Description and travel. Balkan Peninsula - Description and travel. Soviet Union - Description and travel. Hungary - Description and travel. Circassia (Russia) - Description and travel.

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        The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque; in Search of Consolation; in Search of a Wife. illustrated with eighty plates by T. Rowlandson.

      Nattali and Bond, London 1855 - 3 vols., large 8vo, pp. [iv], 272; [iv], 277, [3, blank]; [iv], 279, [1], 4 (ads) + 80 hand-coloured aquatint plates (including a frontispiece in each volume and an additional engraved title-page in the first and third). Some pages unopened. Original pink pebble-grained cloth, boards blocked with decorative frames and borders in blind, spines lettered in gilt with a portrait of Dr Syntax also in gilt. Occasional minor spotting, a little heaver to initial leaves. Spines sunned, a little wear to joints and corners, somewhat more to spine ends, label removed from front pastedowns. The engraved title-pages declare this the 'Ninth edition with new plates', but it isn't (that had appeared several decades earlier, with Ackermann's imprint). Nattali and Bond often published or offered remainders and disguised reprints at bargain prices; this copy contains a catalogue advertising books 'published, or sold, at very reduced prices by Nattali and Bond', including this title, marked down from £3.3s to £1.1s.6d, and the 1860 second Nicolas edition of Walton's Compleat Angler. That places the date of binding somewhere after 1860, but this is almost certainly the same sheets (apart from the printed title-pages) as those used for another Nattali and Bond issue where the printed title-pages are dated 1855. There is another title-page variant as well: most copies list 'eighty-one plates' - incorrectly - on at least one of the printed title-pages, though this one does not, and this seems to occur in both dated and undated issues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery]
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        Trunkener Silen.

      - Schwarze Kreide, auf grau-braunem Bütten, verso alte Nummerierungen mit brauner Feder „988" sowie „No 17". 36,5:19,8 cm. – Etwas fleckig, Einrisse restauriert. Provenienz: Sammlung SL, vermutlich Sigmund Landsinger (Maler, 1855-1939), Lugt u. Lugt Suppl. 2358. Vergleichsliteratur: A.M. Hind, Catalogue of Drawings by Durch and Flemish Artists preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 1923, Bd. II, Nr. 51; Ausst. Katalog: Rubens Drawings and Sketches. Hrsg. von J. Rowlands. London, British Museum, 1977, Nr. 13 mit Abb. Die Figur des trunkenen Silen geht auf eine antike Statue zurück, die sich, als Rubens in Rom weilte, in der Sammlung Chigi in Rom befand. Seit 1728 befindet sie sich in Dresden. Größte Übereinstimmung hat unser Bildmotiv mit Rubens’s Gemälde „Der trunkene Silen von Satyrn gestützt", entstanden um 1620, im Besitz der National Gallery in Lodon (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Peter Paul Rubens. Barocke Leidenschaften. Braunschweig, Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, 2004, Nr. 10 mit Farbabb. S. 137.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Architectonisches Skizzenbuch: eine sammlung von Landhausern, Villen, landlichen gebauden...und andern kleinen baulichkeiten weiche zur verschonerung baulicher anlagen dienen, und in Berlin, Potsdam, und an andern orten ausgefuhrt sind; mit details

      Berlin: Ernst & Korn, 1855. Beige leather with red leather corners and spine. No title or publication information. Former library book. Very sound; no tears or marks, although several plates have foxing. The complete issue was in 48 sections, but this volume has only sections 2-29. 190 pages total with 162 plates and contents pages beginning each section. A stunning sketchbook of examples of German architecture from, primarily, the areas of Berlin and Pottsdam, including Sanssouci. More than 35 architects are represented. Some with more numerous plates include: Lohse, von Anim, Eisenlohr, Strack, Schu8ltz, Stuler, Higzig, Persius, Keller, Kirchhoff, Schinkel and Adler. There are beautiful b/w line drawings, two- and three-tone illustrations and 4 full-color plates. Some would be lovely for framing. Otherwise, this is an excellent reference.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Tafelrunde Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci.

      (um 1855).. Getönte Lithographie nach dem Gemälde von Adolph von Menzel. Originalgerahmt in einem mit Blattgold belegten königlichen Prachtrahmen der Zeit mit Original-Glas. Bildmaße: Höhe ca. 140 cm; Breite ca. 110 cm. Kleine Fehlstellen am Rahmen, minimaler Wasserrand im unteren Bildbereich, jedoch ohne Beeinträchtigung des Gesamtbildes. Bei dem hellen Fleck in der Mitte des Bildes handelt es sich um das Blitzlicht!. Kostenfreie Lieferung innerhalb Deutschlands.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Die Bücherwelt]
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        Quittung mit eigenh. U. ("Elisabeth").

      Wien, 17. XI. 1855.. ½ S. Folio.. Bestätigt dem Hofzahlamt knapp anderthalb Jahre nach ihrer Eheschließung mit Kaiser Franz Josef den Empfang ihrer monatlichen Apanage: "Quittung über Acht Tausend Dreyhundert Dreyssig Drey Gulden 20 xr welche Wir als Spenadelgeld aus jährlichen 100.000 fl. für den Monat November 1855 heute aus dem k. k. Hofzahlamte empfangen haben [...]". - Gefaltet, Registraturvermerke. Selten: Im österreichischen Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv sind aus der Registratur des Hofzahlamts nur die Amtsjournale erhalten; "die dazugehörigen Akten wurden 1923 auf Verlangen des auf Grund der Genfer Verhandlungen 1922 eingesetzten Ersparungskommissärs der Bundesregierung, Dr. Hornik, skartiert [...] Beim Spenadelgeld handelt es sich um eine im Heiratsvertrag festgesetzte Apanage, welche der Kaiserin zur Deckung ihrer Privatauslagen zustand" (Mag. Irmgard Pangerl, OeStA-HHStA). Wie ein unlängst vom Staatsarchiv auf einer Wiener Auktion erworbenes Vergleichsbeispiel aus dem Jahre 1885 zeigt, hatte sich der der Kaiserin zustehende Betrag innerhalb von drei Jahrzehnten auf 200.000 Gulden verdoppelt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        he U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849- '50-'51-'52

      A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington, D.C. 1855 - Volumes I, II, III and VI and Appendix I of 6. xiii, [2], 556 pages with frontispiece, illustrated with a very large folding panorama of Santiago, Chile, with some hand-tinting view in color, figures, tables, color plate, four lithographic plates, 8 engraved maps & plans (4 of them folding) and index; ix, [3], 300 pages with 15 color lithographed plates of birds; 4 other color lithographed plates; 4 duotone lithographed plates; 17 steel-engraved plates of fauna and fossils, mostly fish and reptiles, figures, tables, 2 maps one folding and index; cclxxxviii+492 pages with tables and one plate; xlviii+420 pages with charts; Appendix I: xlvi+420 pages with plates and foldout plate. Volumes III, VI and Appendix I on meteorological observations. Quarto (11 ¼" x 9") in original publishers half leather with marbled boards, raised spine bands and black label with gilt lettering to spine; volume III in original decorative brown cloth with gilt-stamped vignette on the front cover and decorative blind-stamping, spine lettered in gilt; Appendix I in publisher¿s original green cloth with blind stamped ruled edges and gilt lettering to spine. Volume III inscribed by J M Gilliss to Lewis M Rutherfurd. House Documents 121. (Sabin 27419) (Hill: 602) First Edition.Volumes IV and V designed to contain the results of the astronomical observations were never published. The material was published later by the U S Naval observatory in its Astronomical and meteorological observations for1868 as Appendix I and Astronomical magnetic and meteorological observations for 1890 as Appendix I 1895 herein contained. Report of an illuminating expedition to Chile and Argentina, the third official U.S. exploring expedition after those of Wilkes (to the Pacific) and Lynch (to Palestine). Much more than astronomy was studied, and there are numerous reports on the flora and fauna, people, settlements, archeology, etc., of the region. Noteworthy as well for the superb color lithograph ornithological plates, the detailed engravings of fish and reptiles, the accurate maps, and the striking, large fold-out panorama of Santiago. Volume I is devoted to Chile, with Volume II mostly on Argentina. Report of journeys across the Andes and pampas by the Argentine provinces is by Archibald McRae. Appendices on minerals by L J Smith, on Indian remains by T Ewbabnk, on Zoology and mammals by S F Baird, on birds by J Cassin, on reptiles, fishes and Crustacea by C Girad, on shells by A A Gould, on botany of dried plants by Asa Gray, botany of living plants and seeds by W D Brackenridge, paleontology fossil mammals by J Wynn and fossil shells by T A Conrad. Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (November 25, 1816 ¿ May 30, 1892) was an American lawyer and astronomer, and a pioneering astrophotographer. Lewis Rutherfurd abandoned his study of law in 1849 to dedicate his leisure to science, particularly astronomy. He performed pioneering work in spectral analysis, and experimented with celestial photography. He invented instruments for his studies, including the micrometer for measuring photographs, a machine for producing improved ruled diffraction gratings, and the first telescope designed specifically for astrophotography. Rutherfurd served as a trustee of the Columbia University from 1858 until 1884, and donated his photographs to that institution. In 1884 he was named as one of the delegates to the International Meridian Conference. He and J W Gilliss were original members of the National Academy of Sciences created in 1863, and was an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society. Condition: Title of volume one stained and some worming at leather edge where marbling board touch, corners bumped, rubbing to spine ends and corners, some foxing; volume two renewed spine and corners, stain at front end page gutter, some light foxing; volume three inscribed on title by Gilliss, spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed; volume six spine ends chipped rubbing to extremities, marbled boards rubbed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        La Muse Ottomane ou Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Poésie Turque. Traduits pour la première fois en vers francais avec un précis de l'histoire de la poésie chez les Turcs, etc. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée.

      Paris & Geneva, Cherbuliez, 1855. - 8vo. XXXVII, 394 pp. (Bound with) II: The same. Étude orientale ou trois odes de Hafiz et une élégie de Saadi poetes persans. Paris & Geneva, Duprat & Cherbuliez, 1852. 32 pp. Contemp. red half calf. I: Early anthology of 44 Ottoman writers. An excellent translation, dedicated to the King of Prussia. Contains a wealth of information for the oriental scholar, especially by virtue of the learned introduction and the copious appendix with biographical notes on all poets here presented. - With the author's three-line autograph inscription to Ferdinand Perrier on the endpaper; Perrier's drystamp on title page. - Bound with the first French edition of these three odes of Hafez, also profusely annotated. - Somewhat browned; occasional insignificant foxing. Saba 826. Nawabi VII, p. 990. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON

      London: John Murrary, 1855. A New Edition" Extra-Illustrated. Fine. A New Edition" Extra-Illustrated. 12 volumes expanded from 6. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with mounted Byron signature and 479 engravings of portraits and views, 3 hand-colored. Some of the plates from earlier publications of John Murray. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, the upper panel; featuring a capital "B" surmounted by a crown, the upper and lower covers with a gilt vignette portrait of Byron and his signature, fancy dentelles.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1855. With a Life of the Author, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations by J. R. McCulloch. Octavo (225 x 140 mm). Original ribbed cloth, covers with two blind-rule borders with foliate corner pieces inside the frame, title blocked in blind to both covers; spine blind ruled and decorated in compartments, lettered gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece and one other engraved portrait of Smith. Small printed ownership label of James Clegg to front free endpaper. Frontispiece offset onto tissue guard. An excellent copy. Fourth edition of the single volume edition first published in 1838. "The most well-known nineteenth century edition of Wealth of Nations is that of J. R. McCulloch, first published in 1828 in four volumes, then in 1838 in a one-volume two-column version reprinted several times over the following forty years" (Tribe p. 37). Smith's classic work was first published in 1776. A particularly well preserved copy.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON

      John Murrary, London 1855 - "A New Edition" Extra-Illustrated. 12 volumes expanded from 6. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with mounted Byron signature and 479 engravings of portraits and views, 3 hand-colored. Some of the plates from earlier publications of John Murray. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, the upper panel; featuring a capital "B" surmounted by a crown, the upper and lower covers with a gilt vignette portrait of Byron and his signature, fancy dentelles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

      First impression of the works in Houssiaux which bought the bottom of the library Furne, in which the works were originally published, he completed the three new volumes (Theater, comical tales ...) that appear for the first time in the works. The edition will be reprinted in 1855.As always with these editions of the complete works, ours has, one is tempted to say "naturally" some notable features. Alexandre Houssiaux 1853 13x21,5cm 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés

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

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

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        The Manifesto, which the General of Brigade., makes to the Mexican Republic.

      - San Francisco: San Francisco Herald Office, 1855. 8vo, 104, (2)pp. Original dark blue polished calf, upper cover lettered in gilt, a remarkably fine copy in the de luxe binding, with a modern bookplate and old notes by John Howell-Books in the back. First edition in the English of the single most important book in California's history; first published in Spanish in 1835 printed by Zamorano in Monterey, it was the second book printed in California only preceded by the "Reglamento" which was a 16-page pamphlet. Both are of the utmost rarity and this first English printing is also very uncommon especially in fine condition. The Sharpe copy in wrappers recently sold at auction (2015) for $40,000. "The 'Manifesto' [in Spanish 'Manifiesto'] is a defense of Governor Figueroa's refusal to turn mission property over to the colonists who arrived in 1834. [it] is the first important book printed on the Zamorano Press." (Howell, cat. 50 # 82). Cowan I, p. 86. Cowan II, p. 210. Graff 1320. Greenwood 562. Howes F-122. Sabin 98728. Zamorano 80, 37 (note). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF 11 FIRST EDITIONS

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New edition of the complete works of the author.Binders half grief fir, back smooth decorated with large nets set cold nerves, as well as nets, dots and golden dishes handmade paper, some tiny lace friction.Book decorated boards inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and rare illustrations in-text.Foxing affecting some slips.Nice together nicely established slightly later binding. Alexandre Houssiaux Paris 1855 14,5x22cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Recueil de documents sur l'histoire de Lorraine.

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

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        Pictorial New-York

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

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        THE UNITED STATES, ADS. JOHN C. FREMONT, APPELLANT, FROM DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA. BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES. C. CUSHING, ATTORNEY GENERAL.

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

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        THE STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN OF SEBASTOPOL Written in the Camp

      Edinburgh and London: Blackwood and Sons. Very Good. 1855. First Edition. Quarter Leather. xvi, 339pp; 16 pgs ads at rear, 9 lithographs drawn in camp by author, 4 in colour, 2 fold out, folding map, some of which have tape marks. Bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, title piece, gilt dec. New endpapers, half title page in facsimile. Overall a nice copy.; 230 X 150mm .

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        France Militaire, 5 volumes, Paris 1833-38, 824 steelengravings

      Hugo Abel, 1798-1855 - France Militaire, 5 volumes, Paris 1833-38, 824 steelengravings Hugo, France militaire. 5 Bde. Hugo, A. France militaire. Histoire des armées françaises de terre et de mer de 1792 à 1833. 5 Bde. Paris 1833-38. 4to (29:20 cm). Mit 824 Stahlstichtaf. (dav. 111 Karten). Or.-Pp., teilw. etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Lipperheide Qk 40; Polak 4543. - Die Tafeln zeigen Uniformen, Schlachten, Seegefechte, Porträts, Karten, Pläne u. zahlr. Stadtansichten, darunter mehrere aus Deutschland, Italien u. Spanien. - Vereinzelt etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCHWEINACHGAU. - Der ehemalige Schweinach- und Quinzingau. Eine historisch=topographische Beschreibung. Mit einer Zugabe von mehreren Pfarreien des Unterdonau= und Grunzwittigaues, des Dekanates Burghausen und der Pfarrei Untergriesbach.

      Elsässer und Waldbauer,, Passau, 1855 - 2. viel vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 16,5 x 11 cm. 2 Bl., 271 S., 357 S., 2 Bl. Vgl. Lentner 10480: "Sehr selten"; nicht bei Pfister. - Mit ca. 100 kurzen Ortsbeschreibungen aus dem ehemaligen Schweinachgau, der große Teile des Bayerischen Waldes bis nach Passau und zur böhmischen Grenze hin umfaßt: Vilshofen, Kinzing, Osterhofen, Ottmaring, Aholming, Moos, Niederaltaich, Hildgardsberg, Reibersdorf, St. Oswald, Zwiesel, Regen, Deggendorf, Plattling usw. Mit Verbesserungen der sinnstörenden Druckfehler und Verzeichnis der benützten Quellen. - Schönes Exemplar. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Rtit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIVRE D'HEURES SELON DE RITE ROMAIN

      Tours, 1855. Engravings with minimal spots, in excellent state. Small 8vo. 608p. [vi], 608p. Illustrated with engravings after Hallez: title page in chromolithography and 2 chromolithographs highlighted in gilt hors-texte, 4 engravings in black and white. The chromolithography by Engelmann. Every text page with elaborate frame border in lavender. Bound by Auguste-Petit in full scarlet crushed morocco with watered silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and fleurons in blind in the panels, the covers decorated in blind with ornate frame and fleurons in the corners, dentelles. Secured with metal clasps. The front endpaper with initials and a date in gilt for a first communion presentation.

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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

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

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        German Manuscript, a Poetic or Theatrical Composition Dealing with California and Dedicated to Queen Marie.

      Hanover 1855 - 8vo. 32 page German manuscript, a poetic or theatrical composition dealing with California and dedicated to Queen Marie, Consort of King George V of Hanover, during the California Gold Rush. Dedication page, written in French, signed and dated by 'Gontard' who was an affluent art collector and chairman of an elite German art museum, and whom had evidently just met the Queen in person at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Exquisite red morocco binding by Hof-buchbinders Wilhelm Ermold (binder to the Royal Hanover Court), beautifully finished in gilt with a crowned monogram 'M' for Marie, royal blue cloth endpapers, satin bow dividers. Evidence of an imbedded gift-wrapping ribbon to boards, slight foxing to first few leafs, otherwise very good condition, internally clean and bright, a pleasing work in an elegant binding fit for royalty. Title: Die Reise nach Californien. Nach dem französischen bearbeitet von Eduard Suhren. [A Voyage to California. From the French, edited by Edward Suhren.] The ambiguously titled manuscript may be a German rendition of the French theatrical opera by Dondey Dupré titled "Le voyage en Californie ou notice explicative du panorama" which concerned travels across the United States and explorations in the West - by John Charles Fremont, first explorer to cross the Sierra Nevada in winter, foremost US Senator, abolitionist, who prospered during the California Gold Rush. Content includes the explorer's sighting of pines in the Sierra Nevada oak forest at 3500 feet, melting gold, and so forth. Frémont's father was a native of France, who died only eight years after the French Revolution. As such, his gallant endeavours and accomplishments in the New World would certainly garner much attention in France, as with other European nations with colonies abroad. The French opera was first publicly performed 8 August 1850 in Paris, at the Théâtre des Variétés. Gontard, who met the queen, and dedicates this manuscript to her, may have been involved in a German production, performed for the House of Hanover. A full page dedication inscription, in French, is addressed to the Queen of Hanover, by Huguenot descendant Jakob Friedrich Moritz Gontard (1826-1886), chairman and administrator of the Städel art museum in Frankfurt, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie. Queen consort of Hanover from 1851 to 1878, née Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, recipient of this dedicated manuscript, was the wife of King George V of Hanover, the last monarch of the short-lived Kingdom of Hanover. In his dedication, dated Hanover, 12 July 1855, Gontard thanks the monarch for having come to see his panorama at the International Exhibition held on the Champs-Elysées, stating that her visit inspired the work which forms the volume, and which he humbly offers to her. He references materials which were given to her onsite, which would elucidate the obscure details of the creative piece. The date indicates that King George V and Queen Marie of the short-lived Kingdom of Hanover attended the event in its first eight weeks. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom paid a visit to the Parisian Exhibition in August. Unique manuscript volume, bound in the Royal Court of Hanover, written at the height of the California Gold Rush and featuring historic Americana content. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray 1855 - 6 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A particularly elegant set in a fine full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplate. Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Song of Hiawatha.

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

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        Route From Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley Illustrated with steel engravings and wood cuts from sketches made by Frederick Piercy.Together with a geographical and historical description of Utah.Also, an authentic history of the Latter-Day Saints' emigration from Europe

      Liverpool 1855 - viii,120pp. plus folding map, thirty plates, and woodcuts in text after Frederick H. Piercy. Contemporary three-quarter red calf and cloth, gilt. Minor edge wear and light soiling to boards, spine expertly repaired. Bookplates of Jay Snider and Michael Sharpe on front pastedown. Light foxing, folding map discreetly reinforced with tissue along gutter, small stain on a few plates, one plate with imprint shaved. Very good, a handsome copy of a book often found with stained plates. A Landmark Depiction of the West, with Superb Plates One of the most important publications devoted to the Mormon emigration, and a landmark in the artistic depiction of western scenes. The plates are after illustrations by Frederick Piercy. "This elaborately prepared and illustrated book was published as a monument to the Mormon emigration to Utah, and as a means of attracting further emigrants. Piercy made a special trip to America [in 1853] to make sketches for the plates, which are some of the best western views of the period" - Streeter. The outstanding views show New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, Nauvoo, Council Bluffs, Laramie, Fort Bridger, and Scott's Bluff. ".One of the most elaborately and beautifully illustrated of western books" - Howes. ".One of the basic sources of illustrated Western Americana of the period" - Taft. "One of the most illuminating maps of the West to appear during 1855.it shows Utah in all its glory. This is not only an important map in the history of Mormons, but is in every sense an important map in the history of the West, giving as it does a carefully drawn picture of that entire area" - Wheat. Howes L359, "b;" Wagner-Camp 259; Graff 2501; Flake 6381; Sabin 41325; Streeter Sale 2296; Taft, Artists & Illustrators of the Old West, p.285; Wheat Transmississippi IV , pp.40-41; Crawley & Flake, A Mormon Fifty 46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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