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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.

      [Bookseller: Matthäus Truppe Buchhandlung & Antiquari]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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?

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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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        Storia dei tre celebri popoli marittimi dell'Italia Veneziani, Genovesi e Pisani e delle loro navigazioni e commercio nei bassi secoli.

      Tipografia La Minerva,, Livorno, 1855 - 4 voll. in-8° (222x152mm), pp. VIII, 828; (4), 349; (2), II, 353, (3); XII, 325, /(3); legatura coeva m. pelle verde con titolo, decori e tomaison in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Punte in pergamena. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Bellissimo esemplare. Prima edizione. "Il toscano Fanucci unì in un corpo la storia dei tre celebri popoli marittimi dell'Italia e volle riempire una lacuna oscura di dieci secoli lasciata dall'Huet nel Libro sul Commercio e sulla navigazione degli antichi e dal Raynal in quello sugli Stabilimenti degli Europei nelle Indie." (Ambrogio Levati, Saggio sulla storia della letteratura italiana nei primi venticinque anni, p. 245). In filigrana all'opera, fondata su una vasta erudizione, si scorge il chiaro intento di celebrazione risorgimentale attraverso la ricostruzione del secolare contributo italiano alle istituzioni marittime. Interessanti le notazioni di storia comparata tra la politica condotta dai "popoli marittimi" italiani e quella antica dei Fenici e dei Cartaginesi, a essi paragonati. Nel 1856 il Salvagnoli progettò una ristampa dell'opera, mai edita, di cui Michele Amari avrebbe dovuto essere l'annotatore. Il Fanucci (Pisa, 1756-ivi, 1834) fu professore di Diritto marittimo e commerciale all'Università di Pisa. La presente è la sua opera più significativa. Lozzi, 6187. Inghirami, I, 268. Graesse, II, 551. Branca, 968: "Opera che fu accolta con grande applauso e conserva ancora oggi molto pregio". Cfr. Carlo Fantappié in D.B.I., XLIV, 1994. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 5. V. 1855.. 1 S. Folio. Halbseitig beschrieben.. Launiger Brief an das Dekanat der Universität Wien: "In unserem gegenwärtigen Aufenthaltsorte wohnen 2 Professoren und 5 Diener - letztere mit 14 Kindern - wahre Bilder der Anmuth und Wohlerzogenheit. Die liebenswürdige Munterkeit derselben, die sich vor den Fenstern unserer Anstalten und Wohnungen täglich mit zunehmender, wenn auch nicht einnehmender Ungezwungenheit immer mehr und mehr entwickelt, ist kein übler Probirstein für den Grad, zu welchem die philosophische Resignation eines nach Ruhe suchenden Gemüthes gesteigert werden kann. Die musikalischen Studien der Polizeitrompeter thun das Übrige. Letztere werden wohl nicht abzustellen sein [...] Aber das andere Übel läßt sich gründlich beseitigen, wenn, nicht den Dienern, sondern ihren fruchtbaren Weibern vom löbl. Decanate der gemessene Befehl ertheilt wird, zum Tummelplatz ihrer Nachkommenschaft nicht den Hof der Gewehrfabrik sondern die Glacis zu wählen, wo die Hoffnung baldigen Überrittenwerdens eine mögliche Verminderung dieser Generation zwischen erster und zweiter Dentition in angenehme Aussicht stellt". - Hyrtls wissenschaftliche Reputation gründet wesentlich in seinem "Lehrbuch der Anatomie des Menschen mit Rücksicht auf physiologische Begründung und praktische Anwendung" (1846), das in alle wichtigen Weltsprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit dem insbesondere für die chirurgische Praxis bestimmten "Handbuch der topographischen Anatomie" (1847) verhalf er, der als erster die Bedeutung der Anatomie für die medizinische Praxis erkannte und diese mit der Chirurgie verband, dieser Disziplin im deutschen Sprachraum zu wissenschaftlicher Anerkennung. Die anatomische Technik bereicherte er u. a. durch neue Korrosions- und Injektionsverfahren. - Leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Sydenham Crystal Palace Expositor

      James S Virtue, 1855, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in quarter brown calf over marbled boards with black moroccan title label to spine.The spine has four raised band.This is a scarce work on the International Exhibition of Crystal Palace held in Hyde Park in 1851 that featured products of Art and Industry.This work has many illustrations in black and white on steel and wood,some of which are full page and many of which depict various items of which were on view at the Exhibition.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.With engraved frontispiece and title page.Contents are lightly spotted and there is some wear to the outer extremities of the boards.The book has though a frim binding with NO hinge weakness.No loose pages etc.Handsome and comprehensive volume of work on the great Exhibition.SCARCE Large Folio 25opp Undated But Circa 1854 I should say

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        English and Japanese Shuchin Eiwa Ebiki (Portable and Graphic English-Japanese Dictionary)

      Eibunkaku, Osaka 1855 - First and only edition. Complete. 70 pages. B/w woodcut Illustrations throughout, some tinted red. Cover pictures two westerners showing alphabet flashcards to a dog. 3.5" x 5". Sound binding. Clean pages; faint dampstain to about half of the leaves. Minor wear to cover. Scarce pictorial English-Japanese dictionary with 315 illustrations of common words. Quite scarce. As of 2015, OCLC locates only two examples: one at the National Diet Library of Japan and one at the National Library of Australia. None in the trade, and no auction records at ABPC or AmericanaExchange. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Schloß Bellevue, "Das Schloss Bellevüe bei Berlin. Le Chateau de Bellevue pres de Berlin".

      . Aquatinta (in Stahl) F. v. Brohm n. Brohm b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Kiewitz 85. - Blick zum Schloß Bellevue. Der Weg vor dem Schloß ist belebt durch Kutschen, Reiter und Spaziergänger.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        KATE AYLESFORD A Story of Refuges

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1855. First Hardback Edition. Hardcover. One quarter inch of cloth gone from each end of spine, several small holes in cloth on spine, corners quite rubbed, light foxing here and there. Chapter One is 35 pages long, in later editions Chapter One was shortened to 29 pages. Thought to be the true first edition until the somewhat mythical two volue edition in wraps was actually found in 2007.; .

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        Des tables tournantes du surnaturel en général et des esprits

      Dentu, Paris 1855 - Deuxième édition. Deux volumes 11,5 x 18 cm, 580 et 582 pages, belle demi-reliure en cuir rouge, dos orné à 4 nerfs, coins légèrement frottés, sinon très bel état de conservation (reliures et intérieurs). 1000g.

      [Bookseller: Livres d'Antan]
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        Norge fremstillet i Tegninger med oplysende Text.

      2. utg. Christiania 1855. Tverr-folio. 71 litografier. Samt. helsjirtingbd. med dekor i blindpreg på for- og bakdekkel. "Norge " i gulltrykk på fordekkel. Små rifter i ytre fremre fals ved øvre og nedre kapitél. navn på fribl.. Et rent og fint eksemplar

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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      Amsterdam, bij de Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie, J. Brandt en Zoon, en P. Proost. Haarlem, Johannes Enschede en Zonen, 1855.vervattende alle de canonycke boecken des ouden ende des nieuwen Testaments. Door last van hoogh mogende heeren Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluit van de synode nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Dutch text, 1855, 12mo, 150 x 82 mm, 6 x 3¼ inches, leaves: 420; 132; 136; pages: (8), 244; leaves: 34, bound in finely patterned calf, single gilt ruled border to covers, gilt rules to spine, no label or lettering, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers, silver corner pieces sculpted with figures with symbols such as anchors, books and eagles, silver clasps and fixing pieces also finely sculpted, one clasp engraved inside with the name M. Maars, the other with the date 1860. Hinges slightly rubbed, slight marks on endpapers from silver, ink number on front endpaper, a few faint fox spots on first 2 leaves, clean tight copy in striking unusual silver decorated binding. Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms with music. Not in Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eigenh. Notenzitat mit U. ("Ant. Rubinstein").

      Wien, 4. V. 1855.. 1 S. Qu.-Folio.. 12 Takte "Moderato": "O wenn es doch immer so bliebe", gewidmet "[m]einer lieben Ida, daß es nicht lange mehr so bleiben wird!?" - Das ehemalige Wunderkind Rubinstein - sein erstes Konzert gab er mit neun Jahren in Moskau, von seinem 13. Lebensjahr an genoss er keinen Klavierunterricht mehr - hatte schon 1841 eine erste Konzertreise nach Westeuropa unternommen, bis 1849 lebte er vornehmlich in Wien und Preßburg. "An der Grenze des russischen Reiches geboren, einer Familie zugehörig, in der sich deutscher Kultureinfluß stark bemerkbar machte, kehrte Rubinstein im Laufe seines Lebens immer wieder zu längerem Aufenthalt nach Westeuropa zurück: 1854-1858, 1867-1886 lebte er als gefeierter Konzertpianist, als Dirigent und anerkannter Komponist im Westen" (MGG XI, 1043). 1859 zählte Rubinstein zu den Begründern der Russischen Musikgesellschaft, die 1862 das erste russische Konservatorium aus der Taufe hob; Rubinstein wurde dessen erster Direktor. Auch in den USA erzeugte er größte Wirkung mit den monumentalen Zyklen seiner "Historischen Konzerte".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl

      London Groombridge & Sons [1855]. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps. Foxing to title page and to several tissue guards. Slight darkening to page ends. Plates clean and bright Reprint Maroon hardback cloth cover 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 254pp. Sixty wood engraved hand coloured plates with tissue guards.

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        THE GEOLOGICAL STAIRCASE Containing the Steps of Rock and Floors of Alluvium

      London, James Cornish, 1855.. FIRST EDITION 1855, additional engraved pictorial title page lithographed by Thomas Turner, printed pale blue and pale brown, folding gelological ladder printed in colours as frontispiece, large folding chart at rear, 75 small coloured lithographs mounted in the text, pages: ix (1), 1-525, (1), including index and errata, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled sides, printed paper label to spine, all edges gilt, endpapers renews at some time. Small oval institutional library stamp to reverse of frontispiece, reverse of chart, reverse of letterpress title page and old final page of index, fold of frontispiece repaired with old paper on reverse, slight creasing to inner edge and a few fox spots on recto, light foxing also to engraved title page, engraving of a fossil pasted to reverse, a couple of fox spots to letterpress title, a few upper corners creased, very small piece missing from 1 corner, small brown stain to corners of a few pages, very occasional light foxing, a couple of repairs to reverse of folding chart at rear, no loss of text. A very good tight sturdy copy of an uncommon work on geology. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports

      Boston: M.M. Ballou, 1855. First edition. Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to. A very good copy, lacking the printed wrappers (supplied in facsimile). Some minor soiling to title page and last page Cloth folding case. One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books.As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; and Ernest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale facsimile of 1929, stated that he was able to trace only three copies, adding: "It may be described as the most profusely illustrated early sporting book published in America, as it contains twenty superb woodcuts delineating the various Field Sports practised at that time?" The plates, accompanied by a leaf of letterpress with often humorous comments by the anonymous author, include: Trout Fishing,Woodcock Shooting, Grouse Shooting, Moose Hunting, Duck Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting, Bass Fishing, Bison Hunting, etc.  NUC locates 6 copies, few presumably with wrappers.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports

      Boston: M.M. Ballou, 1855. First edition. Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood-cut illustrations, one other in text. 1 vols. Small oblong 4to. A very good copy, lacking the printed wrappers (supplied in facsimile). Some minor soiling to title page and last page Cloth folding case. One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books. As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; and Ernest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale facsimile of 1929, stated that he was able to trace only three copies, adding: "It may be described as the most profusely illustrated early sporting book published in America, as it contains twenty superb woodcuts delineating the various Field Sports practised at that time..." The plates, accompanied by a leaf of letterpress with often humorous comments by the anonymous author, include: Trout Fishing,Woodcock Shooting, Grouse Shooting, Moose Hunting, Duck Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting, Bass Fishing, Bison Hunting, etc.  NUC locates 6 copies, few presumably with wrappers.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Buffalo Business Directory, With Alphabetical and Classified Index

      1855. BUFFALO. Buffalo Business Directory, With Alphabetical and Classified Index. Containing, Also, Advertisements of the Principal Business Houses in Rochester, Chicago, etc. [5], 230, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated. 8vo., 223 x 150 mm, bound in publisher's elaborately blind and gilt stamped green cloth. [Buffalo]: Hunter & Ostrander, Democracy Printing Association, 1855.An exceptionally well preserved copy of this scarce directory for Buffalo on the eve of the Civil War. The variety of advertisements, many of which are illustrated, testify to the immense vitality of Buffalo in the middle of the nineteenth century even before the advent of the industry which developed as a result of the exploitation of Niagara Falls. This was the first business directory for Buffalo. Apart from minor damage to the binding, this is an exceptionally fine copy of this rare directory.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books ]
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        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.

      Passau, Elsässer und Waldbauer, 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. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Rtit.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Photographic Pleasures: Popularly Portrayed with Pen and Pencil

      1855. BEDE, Cuthbert. Photographic Pleasures: Popularly Portrayed with Pen and Pencil. 52 pp. Illustrated with 23 etched plates. 8vo., 160 x 100 mm, bound in original illustrated cloth-backed boards. London: Day and Son, [1863]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Cuthbert Bede was the pen name of Edward Bradley. This is a reissue of the first humorous treatment of the new art and craft of photography to be published in England. To the readers of its day it offered an up-to-the-minute commentary on the fads and foibles, trials and tribulations of the photographic enthusiast. Piece missing from illustration on rear cover (a repeat of the front cover). Some internal staining, but still an exceptional copy of this fascinating book.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, with red, maroon, purple, green, and yellow onlays, t.e.g., signed "Grabau 1926" on the front turn-in, original cloth spine bound in at the rear, spine lightly darkened, small piece from green spine onlay, otherwise near fine. First Edition Hiawatha in a Roycroft School Grabau Binding John Grabau (1878 - 1948) was a bookbinder at the Roycroft Shop from 1902 - 1905, studying under Louis Kinder, whose style he emulated. In 1905 he opened his own bindery in Buffalo, calling it the Derome bindery after the 18th century binder Nicolas Denis Derome.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Australia and its Gold Fields: a Historical Sketch

      London: H. Ingram & Co., 1855. Octavo, with portrait frontispiece and folding map; rebacked with original backstrip laid down, head of spine chipped but internally good. Contentious claim of first discovery.... First edition of the 'official' narrative by the discoverer of gold. Hargraves made known the existence of Australia's first payable goldfield and turned the smallest gold find in history into a rush. A consummate publicist, he ensured that his story was disseminated through newspaper articles and in 1855, having achieved official recognition and lunch with the Queen, he consolidated his reputation with this more permanent record. Although largely ghost-written, it is a substantial and fluently-written account of the discovery of the Ophir goldfields together with a good deal of interesting controversy relating to the various counter-claims to prior discovery.From the library of the Pacific-Union Club, San Francisco, with bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      John B. Perry, Philadelphia 1855 - 12mo (5" tall). viii, 504p. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece, vignette title and 20 full-page plates. Bound in full blue morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles with fleur-de-lis and laurels in the panels, the covers with a series of gilt rules with corner ornaments. Plates age toned, covers about fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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