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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, 4pp, 8vo, Berlin , March, n.y., but late 1880s

      Very Good. Regarding his research, Ehrlich writes to August Bernthsen (1855-1931), German chemist and laboratory chief of the German chemical company, BASF, beginning in 1899. "First, I would like to express my gratitude for the amiable words and the kind offer to continue to support my efforts. I will attempt a methodical response to your letter and, therefore, begin with Lokao, the 'Chinese Green' known to commerce, about which a paper was just recently published in the Reports. The crystalline aniline has been produced by Cassella [a manufacturer of dyestuffs who supplied material for Ehrlich's work on chemotherapy], and by way of using Schaffer's acid [a crystalline naphtholsufonic acid used as an intermediate dye]...producing an isotope of naphthosulfonic acid. The [?] methyl violet was produced by Metke and published in the Safranin [a biological stain] paper and is distinguished by its beautiful fluorescence of the alcoholic solution and its prompt decay when exposed to light. Brieger doesn't have any Indole or Skatole [crystalline compounds found in intestines and feces left by decomposed proteins], since he has given the remainder to Koch. However, I believe to be able to procure Indolepikrat from another friend of mine, which I will promptly send to you. As far as my own desires are concerned, I would primarily ask for Isothianin [?] and Imido Thiophenyl and would be content and grateful for even the smallest remaining scraps and traces. I really do not need the investigation of Thianolin and would humbly ask you to send me, perhaps, a small sample (3-4 grams) of the Badenese product [i.e., originating from Baden, probably a reference to the location of BASF]. I myself am in active correspondence with the Ludwigshafen house and would be able to procure any desired amount of the hydrochloride, if any has been produced there. At home, things couldn't be better - thank God -...." He signs, "P. Ehrlich." Ehrlich refers to the "Chinese Green," presumably malachite green, used for biological staining for microscopic analysis of cells and tissues. He also refers to colleague Robert Koch (1843-1910), considered the founder of modern bacteriology and known for identifying the causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax. Koch received the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine in 1905. Ehrlich also refers to Ludwig Brieger (1849-1919) who was the chair of therapeutics at the University of Berlin. He discovered the organic compound Skatole in 1877, expanded knowledge of hydrotherapy, and was an associate of Ehrlich's at the Institute of Infectious Diseases. The Ludwigshafen house mentioned in our letter presumably refers to the BASF Chemical Company which supplied Ehrlich with many of the chemicals he needed for his research. Ehrlich studied microorganisms through the use of dyes made form aniline compounds. After earning a medical degree, he accepted a post at a Berlin clinic where his interest in pathology grew. According to the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, during this time, he, "gained lasting insights into diagnostic and therapeutic problems. His reports on the morphology, physiology and pathology of the blood cells advanced hematology by establishing methods of detecting and differentiating leukemias and anemias. Further, the observations that basic, acidic and neutral dyes reacted specifically with such cellular components...implanted in Ehrlich's mind the fundamental concept underlying his future work: that chemical affinities govern all biological processes." In the mid-1880s, Ehrlich discovered that certain tissues such as nerve endings were especially receptive to the stain of methylene blue. This was the beginning of Ehrlich's pioneering experiments in chemotherapy - the treatment of medical conditions with the application of chemicals.

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        THE PRACTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A MANUAL FOR STUDENTS AND AMATEURS.

      Photographic Institution, London 1855 - 8vo, viii, 166 pp., (10) ads., Calotype print from a collodion negative frontispiece. Recased in the original gilt titled cloth with two small opened tears at the spine. The cloth shows chemical staining in a few places and on the foredge of the text. The title page and the mount of the frontispiece show foxing. The original owner, John M. Blake of New Haven has dated this in pencil, July 1 1858, with his pencil annotations in a few places in the text, as well as the rear endpapers. In all, a good copy of a very rare book, which is now housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth, with paper title labels on the upper board and spine. The frontispiece, by the author, is a calotype print from the Egyptian display at the Crystal Palace, Helmut Gernsheim fails to list this edition in INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE 1839-1875 under item #18. Instead, he lists the U.S. Edition of 1854 as the second edition, a London 1856 as the third ed., and an 1857 as the third edition revised. He states that the first and third editions (1853 & 1856) are in the Gernsheim Collection. I have had the good fortune to have owned the 1853 first ed., the 1854 U.S. edition, and now this 1855 second ed., revised. Further, OCLC fails to locate any other 1854 edition other than the U.S. printing, and locates 10 copies of this 1855 second ed., revised. Roosens and Salu 2978, repeats Gernsheim's errors. Each illustrated edition contains a different photograph, and each edition is one of the earliest British book to contain an original photograph.

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        Etudes de Medecine Homoeopathique

      aris- Chez J B Bailliere 1855 - A collection of medical works by Samuel Hahnemann. Complete in two volumes. Scarce in two volumes inoriginal printed wrappers. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician best known for creating a system of alternative medicine called homeopathy. Condition: In original printed wrappers in protective glassine dustwrappers. Externally, smart with some edgewear particularly to spines and some light chipping. Glassine dustwrappers smart with some edgewear. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with some spotting particularly to earlier pages. Many pages uncut. Overall: VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Vellum Indentures signed by Capt. Charles Sturt

      The indentures, leases & other documents relate to land holdings of Capt. Sturt from 1855-1862. Sturt's signature appears eight times on a total of 11 documents. On the decease of Thomas Adcock Grindall in 1839, settlements of his estate & properties came under the control of various peoples, among them Charles Sturt. Other people include Henry Evelyn Pitfield Sturt Grindall, Capt. Royal Navy; John Grey, Lt. Col. H.M. Army; Lady Rosa Luiza Grey, Frederick Peake. Vellum documents, each page measuring approximately 27 x 22".Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869) was a British explorer of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, in both New South Wales and South Australia. His expeditions traced several of the westward- flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River. One-time secretary to the governor of New South Wales & author of several books on his expeditions, he wrecked his health on his expeditions, and was not financially secured by a subsequent government position. In 1862, he retired to England. 1. 1811 - Release from the Duke of Portland to Thomas Adcock Grindall. Six page vellum document. Signed by Scott Portland & Roland Winburn.2. 1831 - Settlement to H.E.P.S. Grindall from T.A.G's will, from Messrs Grant & Butler (Solicitors). Dated December 3rd, 1831. Three pages, signed by Butler & Grindall.3. 1833 - with an 1855 & 1856 attachment. Settlement of the estates freehold & leasehold of the late Mr. Grindall, signed three times by Charles Sturt. 30th September 1833. Seven pages. Signatures of Butler, Lady Grey, John Grey, Grindall.4. 1833. Settlement of the estates freehold & leasehold of the late Mr. Grindall.Signed by Sturt four times, also by Butler, Lady Grey, John Grey, Grindall. September 30th. Six pages. 5. 1834 - Col. Grey to James Grant & John Butler, a mortgage to secure L 2000 & interest charged on the settlement of estate. 6. 1859. Charles Sturt & others to Henry Pascoe. Lease of 26 Church St., Soho. Signed by Sturt, as well John Grey. Three pages.7. 1861- Lady Rosa Luiza Grey & Capt. Charles Sturt to Edward Taylor, lease of 62 Dean St., Soho, 50 year lease, annual rent L 40. Expires March 1911. No signature. Three pages.8. 1861- Indenture, Lady Roza Luiza Grey, Charles Sturt & Frederick Peake to Edward Taylor, lease of 63 Dean St., Soho, annual rent L8. Expires 1945. Signed by Edward Taylor. Three pages.9. 1862-Lady Grey, Sturt & Peake to John Gay, lease of 29 Church St. Soho, annual rent L 38. Signed by John Gay. Dated 25 November. One sheet.10. 1879 - Lease from Lady Grey & Frederick Peake to Mrs. B.M.T. Kettner, dated Nov. 1879 for 29 Church St., annual rent L80. Signed by Peake & Grey. Two pages.11. 1891 - Surrender of Lease of 29 Church St., from Mr. G. Langiorgi to Col. Napier G. Sturt & Fredk. Peake, esq. Dated 10th Aug. 1891. Signed by Langiorgi & Theodore Wade. One folded page.Housed in custom clamshell box. Some documents very handled, by in very good condition overall. A fascinating collection.

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        URACH. "Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom "K. Seminar".

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger bei J. Bartels in Urach, um 1855, 39 x 49 cm. Schefold 10364; Henning-Maier S. 155, Abb. Nr. 53. - In sehr feinem, mit Eiweiß gehöhtem Altkolorit. Breitrandig. Dekorativ gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Lastrea foenisecii

      London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [No place], 30. VIII. 1855.. 8vo. 1 p. Accompanied by an autograph poetical manuscript signed by Clement, being a gift for Sand on the death of her grand-daughter.. In French, to Abbe S. Clement: "Thank you so much, dear Sir; you are the good shepherd, both sympathetic and consoling. Your poem is sincere, and that is what makes it good, since form only is nothing when the idea is not there. Yes, yes, it is true love is stronger than death, and I am sure that my child and I will be together again. The other night, I dreamed that she was returned to me, and I regard this dream as a gift sent to me. I do not have superstitions about dreams, but when they are sweet, I think we must be grateful. They are a consolation that night brings to our days. Again, thank you. With much love from the bottom of my heart".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Voyage aux pays Aurifères Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Perou, Chili, Nouvelle-Caledonie, Australie, Russie

      Paris: A. Courcier, 1855. Tall octavo, 12 tinted lithographs, and numerous woodcut vignettes; one corner of the frontispiece creased, very light preliminary foxing, yet a very good copy in quarter red crushed morocco with gilt lettering. Around the world in search of gold. A very scarce goldfields book, with a fine series of lithograph plates, in an attractive binding.This is a fictional voyage to the goldfields of the world, based on facts derived from contemporary travel accounts. The chapter on Australia, which includes one full-page lithograph depicting two bedraggled diggers at an Australian mining camp; and information on Bathurst, Ophir, nuggets from Turon, a mining camp, and Chinese immigration.Ferguson records only his own and the National Library copies.

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        DEMI-MONDE. COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES

      1855. Paperback. Fine. DUMAS, Alexandre, fils, 1824-95. LE DEMI-MONDE. COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris:( Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1855. Octavo. 162pp. First edition. Illustrated with an original watercolor by Frederic Bourdin on half title page. Original wrappers bound-in. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 248.) In full blue morocco with gilt rules, signed Petras Ruban (1851- 1929) on inner dentelle. Spine in raised bands with gilt floral decorations. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and inner dentelles, intricately gilt. A.e.g. Fine. One of Dumas fils's most influential plays, in which he characteristically explores sexual morality.

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        Serie von 8 getönt., lithogr. Ansichten, nach der Natur u. lithogr. v. F. Gross. Odessa, Franzow & Nitsche um 1855, 21 x 28 (Blattgr.)

      . . # Rare set of of 8 lithographed views according to the nature and lithogrphiert by F. Gross.- The plates with French titles show: Rue Preobrajenskaia / Place du Theatre / La Cathedrale / Vue d'Odessa prise pres de la douane / Maison du Comte Tolstoi - rue Probrajenskoi / La Quarantaine / Vue de l'eglise Pakrowskaja, perspective d'Alexandre / Descente, au port de pratique

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        STARNBERG. "Starnberg". Gesamtansicht von Norden mit Blick über den See, rechts das Schloss und die Kirche, links die Eisenbahn, im Hintergrund die Alpenkette mit der Zugspitze.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von J. Woelffle bei Julius Adam, um 1855, 32,5 x 47 cm. Schober 178; Lentner 16477. - Prächtige, in zarten Farben kolorierte Ansicht mit Wanderern, Bauern bei der Heuernte und den schneebedeckten Alpen, links eine der ersten Eisenbahnen zum Starnberger See. - Gut erhalten, kleinere Einrisse im Rand restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels

      London: Richard Bentley, 1842-, 1855. Three volumes, octavo, with 18 illustrations, some minor foxing; all bound in matching half red morocco with marbled boards, raised spines decorated in gilt. A very good mixed set of the first three series of this beautifully produced edition, in fine Baynton binding.Ingoldsby's Legends, a famous collection of legends and ghost stories and humorous tales that was most popular in the nineteenth century. The set includes two portraits of Ingoldsby and engravings by Leech and also Cruikshank, known for both his caricatures and his illustrations for numerous Dickens' stories.The first volume from the eleventh series of 1855, the second volume from the third series of 1842 and the third volume from the tenth series of 1855.

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        Panorama von Berlin ( Deckeltitel).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Meinhardt ( Druck Berg & Haun) b. F.W. Hammer in Berlin, um 1855, je 12,5 x 89 ( faltbar ). Selten!! Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Meinhard, Nr. 3. - Sehr seltenes Panorama der Straße "Unter den Linden" in 2 Blatt. Jedes Blatt ist von 3 Litho.- Steinen gedruckt und zusammengesetzt. Blatt 1 zeigt die Straße Unter den Linden von dem Reiterstandbild Friedrich des Großen bis zum Berliner Dom. ( mittig die Neue Wache und das Zeughaus ). Blatt 2 zeigt die andere Straßenseite vom Stadtschloß bis zur Bibliothek und dem Palais des Königs. Mittig die Kommandantur. - Hier vorliegend als Album mit 2 weiteren Ansichten ( in Lithograhie ) auf dem Vorder- bzw. Rückendeckel. Vorne das Brandenburger Tor, auf der Rückseite das Schauspielhaus ( Beide nicht bei Ernst ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Photographie (Albumin) auf Original-Atelierkarton. München Franz Hanfstaengl [ca. 1877?].

      . Größe: 13,5 x 9,8. Gesamtgröße: 16,5 x 10,7. Goldschnitt. Rückseitig Spuren einer ehemaligen Montage. Zusammen unter Passepartout mit einem Briefausschnitt mit eigenhändigem Gruß, Unterschrift und Datum ("Ergebenst grüßend Clara Schumann Düsseldorf d. 12. Mai 1855").

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Marion Neugebauer]
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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855., 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The floral souvenir.

      Ldn. . U. å. (1855). Leks8vo. Orig. dek. forlagsbind. Helt gullsnitt. Upag. 14 ark med 13 chromolitograferte pl.N. d. (1855). Large 8vo. Publishers decorated cloth. A. e. g. 14 leaves with 13 chromolithographic plates.. "The book itself is a surprising rarity with no copies listed in NUC or OCLC"

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington.

      Philadelphia Published by D. Rice & A.N. Hart 1855 - With 120 Fine Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates of American Indians McKENNEY, Thomas L., and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. Philadelphia: Published by D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1855. Third octavo edition. Three large octavo volumes. iv, 333, [1, blank]; xvii, [1, blank], [9]-290; iv, [17]-392 pp. With 120 hand-colored lithographed plates ("Lith. Printed & Cold. by J.T Bowen"). With tissue guards. Original brown morocco. Boards ruled and decoratively stamped in blind. Spines lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Dentelles stamped in blind. Some very minor rubbing to boards. A small amount of toning throughout, mainly to tissue guards. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Overall a very nice set. Originally published in twenty folio parts (three folio volumes) between 1836 and 1844, with 120 hand-colored lithographed plates. The first octavo edition appeared in 1848-1850, with the plates reduced. Several octavo editions were published between 1850 and the 1870s, with varying numbers of plates, some maintaining the original 120, and some abridged to contain as few as forty or fifty plates. All are highly desired today. "As early as 1824, the practice was begun of taking portraits of the principal Indians who came to Washington, and depositing them in the War Department. They were chiefly painted by Mr. King, an artist of high repute, who has been remarkably successful in transferring to his canvas the strong lineaments of the Indian countenance. Col. M’Kinney [sic], who was for many years superintendent of Indian affairs at Washington, and was thus brought in constant association with the principal men of the nations and tribes which sent representatives to the seat of government, conceived the plan of making this rare and curious collection more valuable to the world by publishing a series of engraved portraits exactly copies and colored from these paintings. With each portrait is connected a biographical sketch of the individual whom it is intended to represent, interspersed with anecdotes and narrations. The work contains also a historical account of the various Indian tribes within the borders of the United States" (Sabin 43410a, describing the 1836-1844 edition). "The original oil paintings of which the plates were copies were all destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire" (Howes). Howes M-129 ("the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed"). Sabin 43411 (describing the 1850 octavo edition). Field 992 (1837 ed.). Howes M-129. Howes. Sabin 43411. Streeter. HBS 67365. $18,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Organ, Its History and Construction

      London: Robert Cocks and Co.,, 1855. A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ, with Specifications and Suggestive Details for Instruments of All Sizes, Intended as a Handbook for the Organist and the Amateur. Preceded by an Entirely New History of the Organ, Memoirs of the Most Eminent Builders of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and Other Matters of Research in Connection with the Subject. Large octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and angel design to cover gilt, paneling and floral decoration to boards blind stamped. Folding schematic frontispiece and diagrams throughout. Bookplate and contemporary gift inscription. Binding lightly rubbed and marked, contents partially unopened, spotting to frontispiece, title page, and advertising leaves, front hinge a little cracked. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of an important practical work on organs. The author Edward Hopkins (1818?-1901) was the organist at Temple Church, London for fifty-five years, a composer, and member of numerous musical societies. He was recognized for his scholarly interest in the history of music and his expertise on organ construction, and this book became a standard in the field that is still in print today.

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        "Das Zeughaus und die Museen. Le Arsenal et les Musees. The Arsenal ande the Museums".

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte n. u. v. Borchel ( Druck Hölzer ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 15 x 22,5. Kiewitz 54; Ernst, Borchel, Nr. 15. - Blick vom ehem. Schinkelplatz die Spree entlang zum Zeughaus, Bildmittig die Schloßbrücke, i. Hgr. das alte und neue Museum. Seltene Blickrichtung.

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        BAD KISSINGEN. "Kissingen." Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus. Gegenüber die Hügel mit Burgruine Bodenlaube, mittig die Saalebrücke, vorne Staffage.

      - Altkol. Lithographie bei Jos. Scholz, Mainz, um 1855, 24 x 34 cm. Bilderbogen "No. 59". - Breitrandig.

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        "Kissingen." Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus. Gegenüber die Hügel mit Burgruine Bodenlaube, mittig die Saalebrücke, vorne Staffage.

      . Altkol. Lithographie bei Jos. Scholz, Mainz, um 1855, 24 x 34 cm.. Bilderbogen "No. 59". - Breitrandig.

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        The Manifesto, which the General of Brigade, don Jose Figueroa, commandant-general and political chief of U. California, makes to the Mexican Republic, in regard to his conduct and that of the Snrs. d. Jose Maria de Hijars and d. Jose Maria Padres, as directors of colonization in 1833 and 1834

      Herald Office, San Francisco 1855 - (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 104,[1]pp. Contemporary purple calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll tool, upper cover lettered in gilt, flat spine with gilt rules Provenance: booklabel on the front pastedown The scarce first English-language edition of Figueroa's defense of his conduct in a California colonization plan, following the extremely rare first edition of 1835, which was the first book-length imprint from Agustin Zamorano's pioneer California press. Hijar and Padres planned a project of colonizing California in the early 1830s, which brought to California many families who played a prominent role in the development of the province. The Mexican government secularized the missions in 1833, and the expectation was that the families would take possession of the mission lands. Hijar and Padres themselves expected to given governmental positions of importance. Orders from Mexico countermanded the promises, and Figueroa, governor of California, refused to hand over the lands, for which he was criticized. This is Figueroa's defense of his conduct. This edition is considered quite rare, and Howes affords it a "c" rating. Cowan, p.210; Graff 1320; Greenwood 562; Howes F122, "c."; Streeter Sale 2784; Zamorano 80, 37 (note). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1855 - Three volume first edition, fully collated and complete. A uniform set, all in their original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. The boards are slightly rubbed, bumped and age darkened, with some minor tears to the cloth, also very slightly faded areas to the front boards, which suggest the removal of labels. All are declared in neat hand writing to either the front pastedown or endpaper to have been the property of Melton Library, and available for the term of 14 days. All three are reasonably firmly bound, though slightly cracked at points. The text blocks are slightly toned and dusty, with some minor foxing and marking to the earlier and later leaves. Overall an attractive, complete and original first edition set of one of the most famous and significant travel books of the nineteenth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Herrschaft Sparbersbach bei Gratz in Steiermark". Tonlithographie von Joseph Kuwassegg (?).

      Graz, Selbstverlag, (ca. 1855).. Ca. 34 cm x 53 cm.. Zahn 2081/4. Celedin Abb. 52. - Das vorliegende Blatt mit einer Ansicht des Hallerschlosses erschien ohne Angabe von Drucker oder Verleger und Zahn nimmt an, daß es im Selbstverlag des Eigentümers erschienen ist, um den Verkauf des Anwesen voranzutreiben. - Dargestellt ist das Schloss mit dem sogenannten "Leobner" im rechten Hintergrund, in der Umgebung sind weitere Häuser des Ruckerlberges und in der Ferne der Schöckel dargestellt. Im unteren Rand sind 4 kleinere Ansichten aus dem Garten des Schlosses sowie eine Ansicht mit der Rückseite des Schlosses zu finden. - Leicht fleckig.

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        "Aussee in Steyermark". Tonlithographie von Anton Schrödl, gedruckt bei L. Förster. Aus: Franz Paterno, (Große Serie der Ansichten und Landschaften aus Österreich).

      Wien, Paterno, ca. 1855.. Ca. 32 cm x 43 cm.. Zahn 132/4. - Nicht bei Nebehay-W. 476. - "Schrödl's Arbeiten, welche sich vor allem durch eine Technik ohne Gleichen und großen Fleiß in der Ausführung auszeichnen, sind in Galerien und Sammlungen von Kunstfreunden nicht selten anzutreffen." (Wurzbach XXXI, 344 f.).

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        THE UNITED STATES ILLUSTRATED; IN VIEWS OF CITY AND COUNTRY. WITH DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL ARTICLES.

      New York. Herrmann J. Meyer, [1855]. - Two volumes. 180,154pp. plus seventy-nine steel-engraved plates. Extra engraved titlepages. Tissue guards. Quarto. Original gilt-stamped calf boards, expertly rebacked, corners renewed. Contents leaf misbound at end of text in first volume. Light foxing throughout, tissue guards browned. Good plus. Dana's work contains handsome steel engravings of scenes throughout the country, many of them executed by Hermann J. Meyer. While Howes calls for seventy-seven plates, this copy contains two more. The first volume is devoted to the East Coast and includes views of Niagara, Washington, West Point, Mount Vernon, New York, and Harper's Ferry. The second volume contains scenes in the West, in Minnesota, along the Mississippi, in Missouri and St. Louis, on the Plains, and in California. Includes views of San Francisco, Sacramento, California gold diggings, New Orleans, Fort Snelling, Nauvoo, New Harmony, St. Louis, Kansas, Jefferson City, Independence, a Mandan village, and others. A beautiful book. HOWES D45, "aa." FLAKE 2657.

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

      Graz, Lorenz Greiner, (ca. 1855).. Ca. 47 cm x 72 cm.. Zahn 1145/54. Celedin Abb. 58. - Ungemein detailgetreues Panorama der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung aus der Höhe von St. Peter aufgenommen. Das Blatt reicht von St. Martin im Westen bis nach Maria Trost im Osten und zeigt neben der Stadt im Hintergrund die verschneite Bergwelt im Westen und Norden der Stadt (Koralpe, Stubalpe, Gleinalpe usw.). - Weißer Rand etw. fleckig. Mehrere restaurierte Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung). Sammlerstempel. Knickfalte.

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

      Graz, Lampel, (ca. 1855).. Ca. 53 cm x 70 cm.. Zahn 1696/10. - Das sogenannte "Lampel'sche Sammelblatt" gilt zurecht als eines der schönsten und interessantesten Souvenirblätter von Graz. Die Vorzeichnungen zu den Lithographien stammen wahrscheinlich von Josef Kuwasseg. Das Souvenirblatt besteht aus einer großen Gesamtansicht von Südwesten, einer großen Ansicht des Jakominiplatzes und des Hauptplatzes, daneben sind noch 16 kleinere Detailansichten der Stadt zu finden. Der Wert des Blattes liegt nicht zuletzt in diesen kleineren Detailansichten, die oft selten dargestellte Bauwerke zeigen. - Knapp beschnitten.

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        MAP OF MINNESOTA AND PART OF WISCONSIN.

      New York. . 1855 - Folding pocket map, 19 x 21 3/4 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, richly stamped in gilt and blind. Slightest wear to boards. A beautiful, near fine copy. First edition of one of the earliest separate maps of Minnesota Territory. A smattering of settlement is indicated in the vicinity of Fort Snelling and the Falls of St. Anthony. Several outposts are located, including trading posts in the center of the state, and Sauk Rapids on the Mississippi River is noted as having 150 inhabitants. Not in Rumsey, who lists only the second edition of 1856 (4592): "Colorful map The detail is very good and the graphic presentation is classic EB & F – the map jumps out at you. The map is a continuation on the same scale as the EB & F Map of Iowa, 1855 (my 4414) indicating that they were both taken from a large wall map or at least from the same plate." Not in Phillips MAPS. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900: MINNESOTA 0680.

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        A Voyage in the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara & the Dardanelles by H. Durand-Brager Marine painter, officially attached to the squadron of the Vice Amiral Hamelin and commissioned to take the drawings and Plans of the Russian .

      P.&D. Colnaghi, London 1855 - Title continues: . establishments on the Coast of the black sea, in the Expedition of the Cacique and the Sampson. Folio, 545 x 377 mm, morocco over cloth, the edges of the leather along the spine and the corners gilt tooled. The spine tooled in gilt and blind and with in gilt the title along the spine, reading: "voyage dans la mer noire &c par durand - brager". The front board evenly sunned, the back board still partly showing the original colour, the extremities rubbed. Seven tinted lithographs only (of 24), bound together with the original lithographed blue wrappers. The lithographed wrappers with the title both in English and French and with the index of all 24 plates on the inside. No plates have been removed, so the person who had these plates bound probably only had been able to acquire these seven plates. The plates with some foxing. The size of the lithographs themselves, without the captions, on average about 300 x 410 mm. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Iskandar Books]
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        Manuscript notebook account of the last months of his wife Mary???s life

      Hagley Hall: 1855-1857. 8vo. 69 pp. Manuscript. Bound in limp cloth, faded, especially at backstrip. Marbled edges. In very good conditon. A ???Victorian deathbed account??? of Mary Lyttleton, née Gladstone, sister-in-law to Prime Minister W.E. Gladstone, compiled by her husband George Lyttleton. According to DNB a few copies of this manuscript were made for the family, not for publication or even distribution outside the immediate family, perhaps due to sensitivity to the mental health issues of Lord Lyttelton who eventually succeeded in committing suicide. DNB notes: ???Lyttelton's wife, Mary, died in 1857, exhausted by childbearing and leaving eight sons and four daughters. The third son, Neville Gerald Lyttelton, had a military career; the fifth son, Arthur Temple Lyttelton, was a bishop; the eighth son, Alfred Lyttelton, became colonial secretary; and the seventh son, Edward Lyttelton, was a schoolmaster and a cricketer. The second daughter, Lucy Caroline [see Cavendish, Lucy Caroline, under Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles], was a churchwoman and promoter of women's education, as was the third daughter, Lavinia [see Talbot, Lavinia]. On occasion, the family fielded a full cricket eleven of Lytteltons.â?

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        Lilliesleaf: Being a Concluding Series of Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland of Sunnyside

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1855 - An early work by Mrs. Oliphant and a sequel to her first novel, PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF MRS> MARGARET MAITLAND, 1849. Publisher's blindstamped dark blue morocco cloth, gilt-lettered spine, rose end-papers, binder's ticket "Leighton, Son & Hodge" on rear pastedown, spines slightly faded, vol. II covers bent, still a very pretty set [ii], 306, + 16 pp. ads; [ii], 306, + [ii] pp. ads; [ii], 300, + [24] pp. ads. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Commentario del Codice di Procedura Civile per gli Stati Sardi, con la comparazione degli altri codici italiani e delle principali legislazioni straniere. Codice di procedura civile con le sorgenti di ciascun articolo e le Relazioni ufficiali, seguito dal Formulario degli Atti ecc. Appendice generale o tavole di confronto fra i due Codici del 1854 e 1859 e Indice e Repertorio delle materie.

      - Torino, 1855-63, voll. 10 legati in 7 tomi, in-4, mezza pergamena e angoli, con iscrizioni oro sui dorsi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The U.S. Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

      Washington: U.S. House of Representatives, 1855. Hardcover. Used: Good. Volume I - Chile: Its Geography, Climate, Earthquakes, etc. Folding panoramic view of Santiago nearly 6 ft. in length. Folding map of Chile in three sheets. Ten full page plates: map, plans, views, one color portrait of Araucanian chief. Volume II - The Andes and Pampas: Minerals, Indian Remains, Mammals (Spencer F. Baird), Birds (John Cassin), etc. Illustrated with color plates (3 of Indian artifacts, 15 of birds), b&w plates, woodcuts, maps. Bound in decorated original brown cloth. Outer rear hinge of Volume I starting. Damps stain to top edge of many pages of Volume I. Cover scrape to Volume II with backstrip partially reglued, foreedge dampstain to the first few pages. Two additional volumes, principally covering astronomical observations, were published (not included here). Spencer Baird and John Cassin were contemporaries and friends, Baird at the Smithsonian and Cassis at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Both were eminent naturalists of the 19th century and made major contributions to science based on their museum work. Cassin, in particular, classified the birds collected on U.S. expeditions to many parts of the world. A thoroughly interesting work with a unique selection of maps and plates.

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        "Auf Dich, oh Herr, ich trau!" originales Gemälde, Öl auf Holztafel 23x17,5cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1890 [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und prunkvollen Rahmen 59x54,5cm. Die kleinen staubkörnchenartigen Reflexionen in den Abbildungen

      . sind phototechnischer Natur. ] Gabriel von Max studierte von 1855 - 1858 in Prag bei Eduard von Engerth. Sein in dieser Zeit schon aufkommenes Interesse an Somnambulismus und Spiritismus ist wohl von den mystischen Schriften Carl du Prels angeregt worden. 1858 - 1861 setzte er sein Studium in Wien bei Karl von Blaas, Karl Mayer, Christian Ruben und Carl Wurzinger fort. Von 1863 - 1867 studierte Max in München bei Karl Theodor von Piloty zusammen mit Hans Makart und Franz von Defregger. Von 1879 bis 1883 war Gabriel von Max Professor für Historienmalerei an der Münchner Akademie. Neben der gründerzeitlichen Thematik von Genre und Historie beschäftigste sich Gabriel von Max mit allegorisch-mystischen Bildlösungen sowie spiritistisch-religiösen Motiven. [015209407133].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Mainz bis Köln ( = Zweite Abteilung ) in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl gestochen von Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern mit einem historisch-topographischen Text begleitet. In 2 Bänden.

      Langen, Darmstadt 1855 - In 2 Bänden vorliegend: Frontispiz, 2 Blätter, S. 1-184 und 185-346 und 114 ( statt 102: in der vorliegenden Ausgabe sind 14 Stiche von Aachen zusätzlich miteingebunden ) Stahlstichtafeln. Hldr der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Groß8°. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten von Köln, Mainz, Andernach, Bacharach, Bonn, Remagen, Stolzenfels, Wiesbaden, Aachen u.v.a.Einband berieben und bestoßen, Rücken leicht angeplatzt. Bindung gelockert, innen Besitzvermerke, der Text und die Stahlstiche durchgehend ( wie meist ) etwas stockfleckig, einige Tafeln auch stärker stockfleckig. ( Gewicht 1250 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth (joints expertly strengthened and headbands repaired); with the 24 pp. advertisements in the second volume not noted by Ferguson; very good set. The state of affairs before the Eureka Stockade. First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively account of colonial and goldfields life noted for its vivid immediacy. Howitt attempts a thorough critique of colonial society, informed by his own radical liberalism. Writing before Eureka, his candid and reasoned criticism of the land laws and the administration of the goldfields gave articulate expression to the concerns and aspirations of the emigrant diggers.This set is from the library of the Chambers Institution, with bookplates, and later from the collection of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO.

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        Scenery Of The White Mountains: With Sixteen Plates From The Drawings of Isaac Sprague

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company. No 111 Washington Street, nd. 16 full page lithographic plates either by Benjamin Thayer or John Henry Bufford. 4 pp. of text and each plate with a leaf of text. 1 vols. Folio. Original cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover, joints starting and head of spine with loss . Signed Mary E. Hicks on ffep and on title-page and there dated Aug. 1855. Some foxing to inner gutter of last 3 plates , not affecting image. 1) "The White Mountains," 2) "Mount Crawford," 3) "The Notch of the White Mountains," 4) "The Lower Cascade of the Notch," 5) "The Gate of the Notch," 6) "The Falls of the Amonoosuck," 7) "The Granite Cliffs of the Falls" (two views on one plate), 8) "The Franconia Notch," 9) "Profile Mountain at Franconia," 10) "The Profile Rock," 11) "The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H.," 12) "The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H.," 13) "Nancy's Bridge," 14) "Mt. Crawford, from the Notch" (two views on one plate), 15) "Mount Washington" (two views on one plate), and 16) "Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine."

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