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        Voyage aux eaux des Pyrénées ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1855. Fine. Hachette & Cie, Paris 1855, 12x19cm, relié. - Second edition, published the same year as the original. Binding to bradel half indigo calico corners, flat spine with a gold finial, date tail piece as marine shagreen with very slight traces of abrasion, flat marbled paper, blankets (first flat with a slight trace of scratch due to scraping the edition) and spine preserved, binding signed cold fields. Precious autograph signed by the author Sainte-Beuve. Virtually free copy of any nice freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, parue la même année que l'originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo à coins, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine comportant de très légères traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, couvertures (premier plat comportant une légère trace d'éraflure due au grattage de la mention d'édition) et dos conservés, reliure signée à froid de Champs. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Hippolyte Taine à Sainte-Beuve. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur.

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        The Campaign in the Crimea

      London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, 1855. First . Hardcover. VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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.

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        Sporting Adventures in the New World; or Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia (2 volumes)

      Hurst and Blackett 1855 - 2 volumes in very good condition. Pages are bright, clean and unmarked; not ex-library. Tan cloth covers are somewhat worn, but gilt to the front and spine is bright. Volume 1 spine is slightly cocked, but textblock is tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Russie ancienne et moderne d'après les chroniques nationales et les meilleurs historiens

      - Paris, Furne, 1855. Fort in-8, (4)-VII-(1)-571-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos orné, tranches dorées (rousseurs). Illustré d'une carte dépliante en couleurs, de 12 gravures, et de 6 planches en couleurs de costumes. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Notes on a Yacht Voyage to Hardanger Fjord, and the Adjacent Estuaries. By a Yachting Dabbler. With Numerous Illustrations. Longman, Brown, Green and Longman,

      London [1855]. [4], XXVII, 105, [5] s. + 26 plansjer (inkl. frontispise), hvorav 3 med oppklebete kolorerte litografier, 13 tonede litografier, 2 tonede stålstikk og 8 tresnitt (xylografier), og foldet litografert kart i farger. Orig. dekorert, slitt og falmet, helsjirtingb. Øvre og nedre kapitél avslitt og ryggstripen med rifter. Hjørnene med noen små sår. Samtidig skrift øverst på flybl., og dedikasjon fra Erland S[cheen], datert "London Sept. 76", lengre ned. Stedvis noe brunplettet. Noen fingermerker i margen. Enkelte små bretter. "Second issue".. Schiötz 887, Utlendingers reiser i Norge, Universitetsforlaget 1970. Reise i Norge med egen yacht sommeren 1845: Bergen - Tysnes - Hardanger - Stavanger - Christiansand

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        The Book of English Country Life ; in which is included "A Treatise on the Rifle and Rifle Practice". [With an Appendix on Angling - Games with the Bal (Cricket - Tennis - Rackets and Fives - Foot-Ball) - Training for Pedestrianism, Rowing &c. and chapters on The Greyhound - Breeding Greyhounds etc.]. With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood Edited by Henry Downes Miles, Esq. - With numerous Illustrations [32 full - page Lithographs] Most of the Lithographs by Henry Lea & Co. (Fleet Street) but also by R.S.Wilkinson & Co. / J. Rapkin / C.J. Mackersie / D. Brand and others.

      London: James George Button & Co.. Only very mild signs of staining to very few of the plates, otherwise in extremely clean and excellent condition. Absolutely scare work of Henry Downes Miles, probably preceding all his other publications. The stunning lithographical plates in excellent condition (with only six plates showing slight dampstaining). With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood.. Two Volumes (complete). London, James George Button & Co., no year (c. 1855). Large Quarto. Pagination: Volume I - IV, 240 pages with 9 full - page Lithographs (one in colour)/ Volume II - IV, 237 pages (continuously paginated from page 241 to page 478) with 23 full-page plates (one in colour). Hardcover - Two stunning volumes in recent full stained brown calf (slightly sprinked) with gilted decoration and leather labels on spines. Excellent Binding by Bayntun - Riviere in Bath. Only very mild signs of staining to very few of the plates, otherwise in extremely clean and excellent condition. Absolutely scare work of Henry Downes Miles, probably preceding all his other publications. The stunning lithographical plates in excellent condition (with only six plates showing slight dampstaining). With a very early illustration of Tennis at Lord's and a Lithograph of Cricket at St. John's Wood. Illustrations include the following, original Lithographs: Volume I Illustrations for the Chapter - The Gun Bound before the endpaper of Volume I is Plate I of "Fly Fishing" - Titled: "Natural Flies and their Larvae - Artificial Flies for the Months" - (That is Overall Plate IV of the Angling chapter). The other illustrations in Volume I are: Plate I - History of the Gun / Plate II - The Parts of a Fowling Piece / Plate III - Barrels and Breeches / [possibly surplus Plate (not numbered) ] - Rifle Practice - The Trajectory / Plate VI - The Rifle - Target, Butts & Register / possibly Plate V (falsely numbered Plate III again) - Breech - Loading Rifles and Shot Gun / Plate IV - Breechloading and Revolving Rifles / Plate VII - Accessories of the Shot, Gun and Rifle / Plate VIII - How to Handle the Gun / The Chapters on Guns include: History of the Gun The Rifleman and his Rifle / Construction of the Enfield Rifle / The Charge: Gunpowder - Its Ingredients / The Projectile / The Sight / The Aim / Breech - Loading Rifles / The Revolving Breech Principle / Colonel Colt's Revolving Rifle / Colt's Revolvers / Colt's Breech Loading Arms with a magnificent full page text - illustration / Adams's Revolver (with text illustration) / Daw's Revolver (with text illustration) / The Jacob Rifle / The Lancaster Rifle / The Whitworth Rifle / Purdey's Rifle / Westley Richard's Rifle / Breech-Loading Shotguns / Pigeon, Duck and Punt Guns / The Pigeon-Gun / The Duck-Gun / The Punt and Stanchion Gun / Choice of a Gun / Sporting Gunpowder / Manufacture of Shot / Wadding / Shot-Cartridges / Trial of the Gun / On the Bursting of Gun Barrels / Recoil / Range / Penetration / Action of the Locks / A Sportsman's Outfit / Shooting - Handling the Gun in the Field / Premonitory Hints and Cautions / Loading / The Aim / Death in the Lock / Shooting Flying / Chapter: Shooting Dogs Illustrations include Lithographs by Henry Lea & Co.: Plate I - A Group of Shooting Dogs (Pointer, Setter, Springer & Cocker) / Plate II - Partridge Shooting (Lithograph after an original Painting by C.H.Weigall) / Plate III - Pheasant Shooting - from an original Painting by C.H.Weigall / Plate IV - Grouse Shooting (from an original painting by C.H.Weigall) / Plate V - Cock Shooting / Plate VI - A Pigeon - Match [with] Five-Trap-Shooting (original Lithograph by Henry Lea) / Plate VII - A Lincolnshire Decoy (End View and Front View) - Lithograph by Henry Lea after a Drawing from the original by W. Lubbock / Plate VIII - Wild Duck Shooting - Lithograph by Henry Lea after a Drawing from the original by C. H. Weigall / Chapters on the Dogs include: Dogs used by the shooter / Breeding Pointers and Setters / Kennelling and Feeding / Breaking and Training Shooting Dogs / Varieties of Shooting Dogs / The Retriever / The Newfoundland / The Pursuit of Feathered Game / Breeding and Preservation of Pheasants / The Woodcock and Cock - Shooting / Snipes and Snipe Shooting / Pigeon - Shooting etc. etc. / Wild-Fowling - Fen-Shooting - Shore & Punt-gunning / Ancient Methods of Wildfowling / The Dog for Wildfowl / Flapper - Shooting / Wild - Duck Shooting / Volume II Bound before the endpaper of Volume II is Plate II of "Fly Fishing" - Titled: "Flies for July" - "Artificial Flies for the Months" - (That is Overall Plate V of the Angling chapter). In the beginning of Volume II the chapter on Wildfowl continues from Volume I: Illustrations include the following, original Lithographs: Plate I - Group of Wildfowl / Plate II - Group of Fen & Moor Birds / Plate III - Punt Gunning on the Coast - A Shot at Brent Geese / Plate IV - Wildfowling on the Coast (The Poole Canoe / Mud Pattens / The Keyhaven or Hawker Punt) / Plate V - Deerstalking at Glenartney / Plate VI - Rabbit Shooting / Plate VII - Group of Terriers (The Skye Terrier / The Scotch Terrier / The English Smooth Terrier / The Crossed Scotch / The Dandie Dinmont / The Bull Terrier) / Plate VIII - Structure and Anatomy of the Dog / Plate IX - Vermin & their Destruction (Showing Traps for Self-Hunting Dgs - The Polecat / The Pine Marten / The Stoat / The Weasel / The Ferret / The Hedgehog) / Plate X - Birds of Prey / Plate XI - A Sharp Look - Out (The Fox) / Plate XII - Group of Hounds (The Buckhound / The Scottish Deerhound / The Old Southern Hound / The Harrier / The Modern Foxhound of two crosses / The Bloodhound) / Plate XIII - Hunting - Breaking Cover / Plate XIV - Hunting - Death of the Fox / Plate XV - Fallow Deer - Buck & Doe / Plate XVI - [Harehunting] Running for "A Ring" / Plate XVII - Coursing (From an original Drawing by C.H.Weigall) / Plate XVIII - River Fish (Salmon, Pike, Trout & Gudgeon) / Plate XIX - Fishing Implements / Plate XX - Fishing Implements / Plate XXI - Cricketing (Lord Cricket Ground, St.John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players) / Plate XXII - Games with the Ball - Tennis (The Court at Lord's) /? Chapters include: The Teal / The Pintail Duck / Wild-Geese / The Solan Goose / The Keyhaven Punt / The Pursuit of Wild Animals with the Gun / Deerstalking / Buck - Shooting / Rabbit - Shooting / The Deer-Stalkers Equipment / The Rifle / The Scotch Deerhound / Hare and Rabbit - Shooting / The Dog: Its Physiology and Diseases / Origin of the Dog / Structure and Anatomy of the Dog / Diseases of the Dog and their Treatment / Canine Madness - Rabies / Mange / Diseases of the Internal Organs / Operations and Treatment of Accidents / Breeding / List of Dog Medicines / The Art for the Prevention of Dog Stealing / The Preservation of Game - Vermin and their Destruction / The Self-Hunting Dog / The Wild Cat / Winged Destroyers (Kestrel / Buzzard / Harriers etc.) / The Chase - Foxhunting / Stag - Hunting / Hare - Hunting / Otter - Hunting / The Natural History of the Fox / Foxhunting Countries / The Master of Hounds / Cost of Foxhunting / Formation of a Pack / The Kennel - Feeding - Breeding and Training / Names of Foxhounds, Buckhounds or Harriers / Training, Entering and Drafting Hounds / Foxhunting - The Meet / Foxhounds in England and Wales / List of Packs in England and Wales with the Number of Days they Hunt - (For example Hounds which hunt six days in the week: Badminton (Duke of Beaufort) / The Burton (Lord H. Bentwick) / The Quorn (Earl of Stamford) / The Belvoir (Duke of Rutland) / Foxhunting (Riding to Hounds) / Foxhunting - Weather & Scent / Cubhunting / Staghunting / The Red Deer / Hunting the Wild Stag / Hunting the Carted Deer / Hunting the Fallow Deer / Harehunting / The Natural History of the Hare / Otterhunting / Natural History of the Otter / The Otterhound / Coursing and the Greyhound / The Greyhound - History and Origin / Training of the Greyhound / Match - Coursing / Laws of Coursing Choice of the Brood Bitch / Breeding the Greyhound / Appendix - Angling - Games with the Ball - Training for Pedestrianism, Rowing, &c. Training for Rwoing, Pedestrianism, Boxing and other Athletic Exercises //

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        LITOGRAFIA, PLANO TOPOGRAFICO DE BARCELONA, INCLUSA PUEBLOS 1855, D. IGNACIO MAYANS Y FERRER

      1855 LITOGRAFIA, PLANO TOPOGRAFICO DE BARCELONA, INCLUSO PUEBLOS 1855, D. IGNACIO MAYANS Y FERRER. 80X63. LITOGRAFIA CATALANA. RESTAURACION CASERA MARGEN IZQUIERDO. REF MAPS 2.. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Bien.

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        BÜCKEBURG. - Trachten. "Trachten der Landleute aus dem Fürstentum Bückeburg und Umgegend". Vier Frauen in ihren variantenreichen Trachten, im Gespräch stehend und sitzend in einer hügeligen Landschaft, dazu zwei Kinder, rechts Ausblick auf die Kirche eines Dorfes. Drei Männer von vorne, seitlich und von hinten, stehend in ihren langen weißen Mänteln und den breitkrämpigen Hüten, zwei mit langen Pfeifen, dahinter Ausblick in eine hügelige Landschaft mit einem Gehöft links. Insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern, als Gegenstücke alt montiert, darunter die gesondert montierte Inschrift.

      - 2 altkol. Lithographien, handschriftlich alt dat. 1855, je 21,5 x 16,5 cm. Das grüne Untersatzpapier vereinzelt fleckig und mit Randläsuren, die prachtvollen Blätter unberührt und farbfrisch!

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        Panorama von Constantinopel in 5 Blättern

      Wien, Auer 1855 - 1856.. Fünf Lithografien in Sepia nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel. Bildgr. je 19,5 x 27,5 cm, Blattgr. je 26,5 x 35 cm. Dekoratives und seltenes Panorama von Istanbul in fünf Blatt nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel (1822-1900) aufgenommen in etwa vom Dach des Großen Basars. Das Panorama zeigt auf dem ersten Blatt die Süleymaniye-Moschee, Teile des Goldenen Horns und Teile des heutigen Stadtteils Beyoglu, Blatt 2 zeigt auch das goldene Horn mit dem dahinter liegenden Stadtteil Galata und den Galata-Turm, Blatt 3 zeigt die Yeni-Moschee und den Bosporus, Blatt vier zeigt die Umgebung des Topkapi-Palastes und Blatt 5 die Hagia Sophia, die Nuruosmaniye-Moschee und die Sultan-Ahmed-Moschee; Beilage zu der von Michael Auer, dem Bruder von Alois Auer (Erfinder des Naturselbstdrucks) mit dem er gerne verwechselt wird, zwischen 1854 und 1861 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift "Faust. Poligrafisch-illustrierte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie und Unterhaltung", die vor allem wegen der unterschiedlichen grafischen Drucktechniken interessant war. Die hübschen Tafeln mit goldener Umrahmung; Tafel III links unten spiegelverkehrt von Würbel signiert. - In den Rändern etwas fleckig, das erste Blatt leicht wasserrandig.

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        Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen age et a la Renaissance dessine'e et decrtite par Aymar Verdier et parl le Dr. F. Cattois. Tome premier (-deuxieme).

      Librairie Archeologique de Vor Didron 1855-57, Paris - 2 voll. in 4 grande, pp. V + 176 con 57 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.; 240 con 56 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.Âper un totale di 113 tavole incise (tavole complete, nessuna mancante come daÂriscontro con l'indice delle tavole presente in ciascuno dei due volumi che indicano appunto 57 tavole nel primo e 56 tavole nel secondo /ÂVolumes complete, all the engravings are present as the final index shows. The index of the first volume include 57 engraving, the index of the second 56). Legatura in mz. pl. coeva con angoli (qualche abrasione agli angoli e al dorso, conservate all'interno le copertine originali). Bell'opera, riccamente illustrata, con moltissimi esempi di architettura civile e domestica medievale e rinascimentale perlopiu' francese. Sono tuttavia presenti anche degli esempi in Italia nelle citta' di Viterbo, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa (tutte con tavole). L'A., Aymar Verdier, architetto, fu il costruttore dei conventi de l'Assomption a Bordeaux e della chiesa di Saint Maur de Luneville a Auteuil. 'La manie're d'habiter est une question qui agite depuis peu l'esprit des arche'ologues qui s'inte'ressaient notamment, et ce jusqu'a' re'cemment, aux techniques de construction de l'habitat et a' son environnement. La maison me'die'vale, qu'elle soit de pierre, de terre crue ou de bois, a suscite' d'importantes recherches au XIXe'me sie'cle, avec entre autre les travaux de Verdier et Cattois portant sur l'Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen Age et a' la Renaissance (1855-57) et surtout ceux d?Euge'ne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc avec le Dictionnaire raisonne' de l?architecture française (1844-68)' (da 'histoire-et-geographie.oboulo'). FRA

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        TRAVELS IN ALBANIA AND OTHER PROVINCES OF TURKEY IN 1809 & 1810.

      John Murray., London 1855 - 2 vols. pp. xii, 544; viii, 528. Frontis's, 13 plates and plans, some folded. 8vo. Full tan morocco with gilt decoration, hinges rubbed but firm, spines chipped at head and slightly sunned. All edges gilt. A new edition. With the bookplate of 'Charles W.G. Howard, The Gift of The Rt Hon. Sir David Dundas Knt. of Ochtertyre !877.' Volume1 is inscribed 'With the Author's compliments' and has a small pencil sketch og Hobhouse tipped in on the front free endpaper. This is dated 25 July 1848. Charles Wentworth George Howard was the 9th child of George 6th Earl of Carlisle and Georgina, daughter of the Duke of Devonshire. Georgina was Caroline Lamb's cousin and the 5th Earl of Carlisle, C. W. G. Howard's grandfather, was Byron's guardian. Chew p 376. This edition is the fourth edition of Hobhouse's A Journey through Albania first published in 1813 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Fourteen Sketches made during the voyage up Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin, K.C.H., and the missing crews of H.M. Discovery-Ships Erebus and Terror; together with a short account of each drawing

      Day and Son, London 1855 - (14 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 4pp. text, 1p. List of Subscribers (verso blank). 14 tinted lithographed plates printed by Day & Son on 13 leaves (13 views after May on 12 plates, drawn on stone by by J. Needham [4], Thomas Goldworth Dutton [4] and others), 1 plate of "Franklin Relics brought [home] by Dr. Rae"). Publisher's lettered stiff paper wrappers, rebacked to style with green cloth. Housed in a green morocco box. The principal visual record of the search for Franklin and a rare work of Arctic views. May, a trained marine artist, served as a lieutenant on Sir Edward Belchers expedition on the Assistance, which searched the Wellington Channel between 1852-54 for the missing Franklin. May's Fourteen Sketches provides a spectacular record of this "last of the arctic voyages" containing accurate and atmospheric images covering many aspects of the expedition. The final plate is of particular interest and is often reproduced as it depicts the Franklin relics which Dr. John Rae bought from an Inuit who had found them at the mouth of the Great Fish River: i.e. the first firm evidence of the fate of Franklin and his men. Belcher was never really suited to command, and throughout his career accusations of his overbearing ways had followed him. May experienced Belcher's bullying first hand, eventually responded in kind and was relieved of his duties by Belcher during the expedition. However, on the ship's return to England, May was exonerated and promoted. Abbey Travel II, 646; Sabin 47083; Staton & Tremaine 3454. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zinkhütte mit Direktionsgebäude ('Mülheim Sur Ruhr. - Vue de l'Usine à blanc de Zinc et de la Direction').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38 Nicht bei Denecke, Mülheim an der Ruhr in Stadtansichten aus vier Jahrhunderten - Zeigt das Direktionsgebäude mit der Zinkhütte, Schornstein und Fabrikhallen. - Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Zinkhütte in Essen-Borbeck ('Borbeck - Vue générale de l'Usine').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38 Nicht bei Bechthold! - Zeigt die Zinkhütte in Essen-Borbeck. - Im Vordergrund Eisenbahn. - Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Zinkbergwerk Silbersand ('Mayen - Vue générale des mines de Silbersand').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38,5 Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Unfall beim Rennen. ( Berliner Rennen 1853 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Kaiser b. L. Sachse Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 47 x 64,4 ( Blattgr. 60,5 x 79,7 cm ). Durch die Absperrung gestürzter Reiter, der neben seinem Pferd am Boden liegt. Andere Reiter zu Pferde betrachten ihn. - Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten. Sehr selten!

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        Scolopendrium vulgare

      London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch abrasion to mid lower edge (outside image and text area); 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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        The Spanish Conquest In America. And Its Relation To The History of Slavery And To The Government of Colonies

      London: Parker & Son 1855 - 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A remarkably attractive set of this interesting history. Bound in full morocco by Grieve of Edinburgh with gilt raised bands, labels and blind centre tools. Gilt and blind tooling to the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Peter Carmichael. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Men and Women

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Early gilt-ruled calf, gilt-stamped lettering in leather spine labels, gilt-stamped ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands), t.e.g.; complete set of 2 volumes, 12mo; pp. iv, 260; iv, 241, [3] (printer, ads). Original cloth preserved, mounted to leaves at rear. Head of spine of Volume I chipped; a few small spots of soiling on upper board of Volume II. A lavish set. Very pretty.

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        Album des heiligen Landes. 50 ausgewählte Original-Ansichten biblisch wichtiger Orte, treu nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. M. Bernatz. - Album of the Lands of the Bible. 50 original views of important places mentioned in scripture. - Album de la Terre Sainte. 50 vues originales des lieux principaux de la sainte ecriture.

      Stuttgart, C. F. Peters. 1855. Oblong Quarto. 114 nn. Seiten. Mit 50 farblithographischen Tafeln, nebst Beschreibungen und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Original reich blind- und goldgeprägter Leinenband mit Ganzgoldschnitt, gebunden von Helfferich aus Stuttgart. Originial gilt blue clothbinding. All gilt edges. Sehr gut erhalten, bis auf einen kleinen Wasserrand außerhalb der Darstellungen ab Tafel 38. Die Tafeln kaum stockfleckig. The plates have minor foxings, mostly at the margins. The binding is excellent fresh, the plates are clean up to plate 38-50, they have a small waterstain in the lower margin.. - Engelmann 156; - Tobler 228. Text in French / English and German. Enthält die Ansichten / contains the views: 1. Heliopolis. 2. Pyramiden von Ghizeh. 3. Mosisbrunnen. 4. Marabrunnen. 5. Thal Hebran. 6. Mount Sinai. 7. Katharinenkloster am Sinai. 8. Bostanthal. 9. Thal Erbayin. 10. & 11. Panorama vom Sinai (doppelblattgross). 12. Fels-Moses. 13. Petra. 14. Berg Hor. 15. Hebron. 16. Bethlehem. 17. Salomo's verschlossene Gaerten. 18. Jerusalem von Süd. 19. Jerusalem von Nordost. - 20. Teich Bethesda. 20. (recte 21.) Morijah. Jerusalem von Nord. 21. (recte 22.) Davidsburg auf Zion. - 23. Kidronthal mit dem Grab Absalons. 24. Bethanien. 25. Jordan. 26. Das todte Meer. 27.Santa Saba. 28. Terebinthenthal. 29. St. Johann. 30. Jaffa. 31. Ramlah. 32. Jacobsbrunnen. 33. Samaria. 34. Nazareth. 35. St. Jacobus. 36. Mount Karmel. 37. Mount Tabor. 38.Cana. 39. Tiberias. 40. Magdala. 41. Die Jacob's bridge across the Jordan. 42. Damaskus. 43. Baalbek. 44. Der Libanon. 45. Ephesus. 46. Sardes. 47. Smyrna. 48 Patmos. 49. Die Schule des heiligen Patmos. 50. Athen.

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        Les buveurs d'eau EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1855. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1855, 11x18cm, relié. - First French edition, the original had appeared a year earlier in Brussels in Lebègue. Bound in half navy shagreen, spine slightly past five nerves with small traces of friction without gravity, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper. Very rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Michel Carré on the half-title page. A tiny lack the center of a contreplat, few minor foxing, marginal traces of label on half-title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française, l'originale avait paru un an plus tôt à Bruxelles chez Lebègue. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos très légèrement passé à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements sans gravité, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Henry Murger à son ami Michel Carré sur la page de faux-titre. Un minuscule manque au centre d'un contreplat, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité, une trace marginale d'étiquette sur la page de faux-titre.

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        Scutari and its hospitals

      London, Dickinson Brothers 1855 - 4to, viii, 54 p., 5 colour lithographed plates & 2 line drawings in text, modern half-morocco Only edition. The best and the fullest account by any eye-witness of Florence Nightingale at work at Scutari. It was published four years before her own account, as “A Contribution to the Sanitary History of the British Army during the Late War with Russia” (1859). The colour plates are by Amadeo PREZIOSI. Blackmer 1228; Atabey 893. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Okazaki, 39th station, yahagi no hashi-te (Yahagi Bridge)

      Tsuta-ya Kichizo, 1855, Book Condition: Very Good, Signed by Illustrator, Illustrated By: Hiroshige Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, The print being offered is from the 1855 series, Pictures of Famous Places on the Fifty-three Stations, also known as the Vertical Tôkaidô, i.e., in portrait orientation. Artist: Hiroshige, 1797-1858. Title: Okazaki, 39th station, yahagi no hashi-te (Yahagi Bridge). Series: Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue (Pictures of Famous Places on the Fifty-three Stations). Medium: Ukiyo-e. Woodblock Print. Date seal: nengetsu 1855 hare (Ansei 2), month 7. This is believed to be an early pull of an early [?] edition, and not a later reprint or a reproduction. Note, however, John Fiorillo's observation, "How can we possibly identify which impressions belong to which editions of Hiroshige's 1855 series 'Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue', which is said to have been periodically re-published from the original blocks until the 1880s?" Size (HxW):14.5" x 9.6" oban tate-e. Signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher's mark of Tsuta-ya Kichizo. Condition: Very good impression, almost no soiling, colors very little faded, no creasing observed, two very small thin backing paper pieces attached to the reverse of the right margin, margins mostly intact. Sharp, mostly unbroken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Superb color choices. Grey-green river-bank, bridge supports and distant mountains, light jade green foliage at opposite river-bank, pinkish-beige upper structure of bridge, very light aqua-marine skyline as well as river, with deep blue in river foreground, with purple-tinged sky at the top. A somewhat serene image, with several pedestrians crossing the bridge, three small boats floating on the river, and a man washing a horse in the foreground. Compare to a probably very early copy in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, collection. Strikingly similar except that the MFA print with a red sky at the top and a blue-black river-bank at the bottom.

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        The Dead Sea, a New Route to India: with other Fragments and Gleanings in the East

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition. Two volumes. Title vignettes, 9 plates (of which 8 coloured) and two folding maps (of which 1 coloured). 8vo (7 3/4 x 54 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:374 & vii:384, contemporary full calf, spines gilt with double lettering pieces, gilt crest to upper boards & Harrow prize label on front pastedown of vol.1; bindings very rubbed and scuffed, upper joints cracked, lettering pieces chipped. Endpapers foxed, some foxing to frontispieces but largely noticeable to the reverse, some light age toning to the margins, a few creases to the maps where incorrectly folded but no tears; overall internally good.

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        Zinkhütte mit Direktionsgebäude ('Société Anonyme Des Mines & Fonderies De Zinc De La Vieille Montagne Usine de Mülheim s/Ruhr (Zinc brut et Blanc de zinc.' - 'Anonyme Gesellschaft der Zink / Giessereien von "La Vielle Montagne."., Mulheim a/d Ruhr's Hütte.').

      - Farblithographie v. Canelle gedr. v. Simonau & Toovey aus Belique Industrielle b. J. Gèruzet in Bruxelles, um 1855, 35,5 x 45,5 Nicht bei Denecke. - Zeigt das Direktionsgebäude mit der Zinkhütte, Schornstein und Fabrikhallen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        SHINTO KYKUU SHUU OH HARAI: SHINTO BIBLE; A Shinto Prayer Book & Sutra.

      A PERRY ERA NATIVE JAPANESE RELIGIOUS PRAYER BOOK & SUTRA [Kyoto 1855, - Yamato-Ya]. Accordion folded down to 6.2 x 15cm., 2m. 43.5 cm long, printed on both sides, on mica-fleck-ed paper, lacks back cover, but complete, some folds mended,essential solid, pocket size, actually used. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        CORANUS ARABICE, RECENSIONIS FLÜGELIANAE TEXTUM RECOGNITUM ITERUM EXPRIMI

      Carolus Tauchnitz, Lipsiae 1855 - RO40251155: VIII + 529 pages (texte en arabe, sens de lecture droite-gauche). Texte encadré (filets rouges). Titre, filets et roulettes dorés sur le dos. Etiquette de code sur la couverture. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Epidermures sur le dos. Plats légèrement frottés. Annotations au crayon dans les marges (numérotations). Curavit Gustavus Mauritius REDSLOB. Editio Stereotypa, Novis Chartis Impressa. In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 492.7-Arabe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Collection of Seven Pamphlets on Gold and Six Pamphlets on Decimalisation, in a contemporary binding

      various publishers, 1840-, London 1855 - Thick octavo, a contemporary collection of thirteen rare pamphlets, seven on the subject of gold, with in total five folding maps, each with original title-pages (one with drop-title only), several with owner's signature, and one with authorial inscription; a handsome volume in contemporary half vellum with titles written in ink on the spine, fine. A handsome volume bringing together a number of mid-nineteenth-century pamphlets relating to gold, privately bound as a reference for William John Prescott, a prominent merchant banker and brother of Bank of England governor Henry James Prescott.The volume notably includes James Wyld's Gold Fields of Australia. Notes on the Distribution of Gold Throughout the World, including Australia, California, and Russia (London, 1852; second edition; Ferguson 18922). Wyld, an innovative cartographer and publisher and geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, produced a vast amount of topical and popular geographical works. The present work on gold distribution reflects Wyld's astute sense of public demand. The text is accompanied by five maps engraved by Wyld himself, three of Australia, one of California and the fifth of the world.Also of note is a presentation copy of the first edition of D. Forbes Campbell's translation of Michel Chevalier's Remarks on the Production of Precious Metals, and on the Depreciation of Gold (London, 1853; Ferguson 13329). Chevalier, a noted French statesman and economist, was one of the originators of the 1860 Cobden-Chevalier treaty regarding free trade between France and Britain, but in the present work goes into some depth regarding the impact of the gold discoveries in Australia and elsewhere. Notably, the essay has been included in the recently published The History of Gold and Silver (London, 2000).Aside from the above mentioned articles, the volume also contains the following regarding gold: William Newmarch, The New Supplies of Gold (London, 1853; Ferguson 13329); Scheer, Frederick. A letter to Thomas Baring, Esq., M.P. on the Effects of the Californian and Australian Gold Discoveries (London, 1852; second edition, not in Ferguson - but see 15469a for the first); Andrew Johnson, Some Observations on the Recent Supplies of Gold, with Remarks on Mr Scheer's Letter to Sir F. Baring. (London, 1852); Leonard Joseph Faucher, Remarks on the Production of the Precious Metals, Translated by Thomson Hankey, Jnr. (London, 1852). It is interesting to note that despite having some Australian content, neither of the last two pamphlets noticed here was included by Ferguson.Reflecting the interests of Prescott, the volume also includes six pamphlets on the debate about possible decimalisation of currency (a full listing of these is available on request). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Krankheiten des Herzens und der Aorta [Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta].

      Würzburg, Verlag der Stahel'schen Buchhandlung, 1855.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Oktav. XII, 538 Seiten. Original Hardcover. Originales Halbleinen mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und nur wenig stockfleckig. Seltene Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen Standardwerks der Kardiologie. Das Buch erschien noch im Jahr der irischen Erstausgabe (Dublin, 1855) in den USA und Deutschland. Selten in Originalbindung und in dieser Erhaltung !.

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        The Mormon's Own Book; or, Mormonism Tried by its Own Standards - Reason and Scripture

      Partridge, Oakey, and Co., London - 1855. First edition. Octavo brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Uncut and partially unopened. Pp. 200. Yellow coated endpapers. Spine just slightly rubbed. A near fine copy, internally very clean. Rare. Flake 8796. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HABITATIONS CHAMPÊTRES Recueil De Maisons, Villas, Châlets, Pavillons, Kiosques, Parcs et Jardins, Dessinées Par Victor Petit.

      Paris: Monrocq frères, n.d. (ca.: , 1855). Paris: Monrocq frères, n.d. (ca. 1855). Victor Petit was an artist and chromolithographer who documented the picturesque architecture and gardens built in and around Paris during the Second Empire. He was also a member of numerous archaelogical associations. Habitations Champêtres was one of four complementary works directed at the newly wealthy and culturally ambitious bourgeoisie of the time: the others were MAISONS DE COMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, PARCS ET JARDINS DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, AND PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES. In the present work the focus is on the variety of country house styles found in different regions of France and, to a small extent, in England and Italy. The parks, grounds arrangements, garden structures and outbuildings are also depicted. Belvederes, garden pavilions, rustic cabanas and the like are shown along with views of parks such as the Parc de Pinon in Picardie or the Parc du Marchais in Burgundy. Distinctions are made among maisons champêtres, maisons de plaisance, and maisons bourgeoises; all are shown in grounds settings. The work was available from the publishers in simple black and white lithography or in color lithography; individual plates could also be ordered separately, either colored or in black and white. The present copy offers 30 plates in black and white and the remaining 70 finished to varying degrees in light color. They offer an interesting contrast to the forceful colors available as shown in sample plates from Petites Constructions and Parcs Et Jardins Des Environs De Paris which are laid in here. Ganay 254, but our copy does have a title page. 4to (36.5 x 27 cm) Loose in portfolio, as issued. Partially colored title page + 100 lithographed plates, 70 of which are colored to varying degrees, 30 are in black and white, plus, 8 color lithographed plates from PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES and one from PARCS ET JARDINS laid in. Original cloth backed portfolio with paper paste-downs; upper cover printed with title and author; paste-down on inner portfolio board annonces the forthcoming work by Petit, and the rear board inner paste down provides bibliographic detail of 7 different works, by Petit alone, detailing the title of each plate and how individual plates or complete sets could be ordered; portfolio scuffed and rubbed, lacking front tie, but with all letterpress intact; plates are fresh and bright with just some minor foxing at margin edges. An uncommon survival.

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        Scene of livery stables and houses in Hunter Street, Sydney

      Sydney: circa, 1855. Watercolour on paper, 75 x 135 mm., old bird's-eye maple frame, signed by the artist. Significant Sydney Town historical water-colour. Detailed mid-nineteenth century water-colour study of the Hunter street stables by accomplished colonial artist Frederick Terry.The watercolour depicts the livery stables owned and operated by Charles Bowler. This business played an important role in day-to-day life, as horses could be rented for short periods allowing people to ride from Sydney Town to outlying settlements such as Penrith and Parramatta. Not surprisingly, Charles Bowler was a prominent figure in the community and appears regularly in local papers during the 1850s. One gains the impression that the proprietor of rented horses enjoyed a reputation roughly akin to that of a used car salesman in modern times. Contemporary newspapers reveal Charles involved in ongoing small legal scuffles with other residents. For example Bell's Life in Sydney for July 1856 reports that one Mr. Parker, a long standing client of the Bowler livery, was so impressed with a rented filly that he approached Charles with an intention to buy her outright. A deal was struck, guineas exchanged and all seemed rosy until the horse revealed a limp on the road to Penrith. Subsequently, Charles was prosecuted for selling a lame horse. Conversely, the Sydney Morning Herald for May 1855 reports that Charles had successfully pursued an employee for stealing and pawning a saddle valued at £8.An inscription on an early backing board reading "The cottage in Hunter St. Sydney where our mother was born & where our grandfather had livery stables" is clearly by a descendant of the original Bowler family. The cluster of buildings comprising a house and stables depicted in this watercolour is readily identifiable from other contemporary engravings of Hunter Street. A textual entry in Fowles's Sydney in 1848 gives some history of the site before the stables were occupied by Charles Bowler in the early 1850s: 'the corner (a low verandah cottage, and one of the old style) is occupied by Mr. Armstrong, the Veterinary Surgeon, whose Hospital and Stables are situated in the yard at the back'. Fowles's illustrated directory of Sydney was published in 1848; by the time the scene was painted by Terry, the stables had been taken over by the Bowler family.The artist, Frederick Terry, arrived in New South Wales around 1852, intending to make his fortune on the Hunter Valley goldfields. He soon abandoned digging, however, and quickly established a reputation as an artist in Sydney. His work for illustrated newspapers, journals and books made him one of Sydney's most prominent artists. In 1854 he won second prize in a design competition for an Australian Museum Exhibition commemorative medal. He was also commissioned to produce a water-colour view of Botany Bay depicting the grave of the French naturalist Pierre Receveur for the same exhibition, which was presented to the French government. His work, including the commemorative medal bearing his design, was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in a major European exhibition. Terry is perhaps best known (despite the misprint attributing his work to "Fleury") for a series of sketches he made of Sydney and the Harbour which were published by John Sands as The Australian Keepsake in 1855.This delightful watercolour bears all the hallmarks of Terry's work: 'His paintings were almost entirely views of Sydney and its environs and were painstaking in detail. Almost every work included people, animals, birds and some form of activity. Historically pictorial, they give an excellent record of life in the city' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This painting is no exception, rich in architectural detail with the foreground animated by a lady and gentleman on horseback passing across unsealed Hunter Street. True to Terry's style, birds fly overhead and a dog interests himself in the passing parade.

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        COSMOS, ESSAI, D. PHYSIQUE DU MONDE, A. DE HUMBOLDT, CH. GALUSKY, H. FAYE 1855

      Imprimerie de J. Claye. Gide et J. Baudry, éditeurs, - Paris. 1855, 1859. 22X13. Alexandre de Humboldt, Ch. Galusky, H. Faye. Holandesa con puntas. 4 Vol. vol 1, VIII+580p. vol 2, XIV+633p. vol 3, VIII+764. vol 4, VII+806p. Ref 100 Biblioteca AL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Illustrations of Missionary Scenes, An Offering to Youth]

      Mainz: Joseph Schulz, 1855. First edition. 20 hand-colored tinted lithographs. [3]-23, [1] pp, part I only, LACKING TITLE PAGE. Oblong 8vo. Original printed paper-covered boards, rebacked in cloth. Corners worn, light toning to text and plates. First edition. 20 hand-colored tinted lithographs. [3]-23, [1] pp, part I only, LACKING TITLE PAGE. Oblong 8vo. Twenty hand-colored lithographs depicting interactions between Christian missionaries and natives in ancient Briton, the Amazon, Africa, India, New Zealand, North America and China. The unconverted are often depicted as savage, violent and wild, undoubtedly meant to scare the children who were this book's intended audience. Abbey notes the "carefully drawn, and in some cases remarkably powerful illustrations." A second part was published with an additional 20 plates, though the two parts are rarely found together. Abbey, Travel 10

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        Historia General y Natural de las Indias, Islas y Tierra-Firme del Mar Océano

      Madrid: Real Academia, 1851-, 1855. Four volumes, folio, with a total of 15 plates (three folding, one coloured); a fine set in contemporary polished marbled calf, double labels. the greatest classic of the early years of Spanish activity in the New World. First full edition of the great sixteenth-century work on Spanish voyages: a beautiful copy in a handsome contemporary binding.Oviedo's 'massive work... if published when it was written, might have given its author the literary stature of Barros... As Oviedo's work stands, it is a noble monument; in fact, it is the greatest classic of the early years of Spanish activity in the New World to be chronicled by a contemporary...' (Penrose).'The Spanish historian Oviedo was born at Madrid in August 1478. Educated at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, in his thirteenth year he became page to their son, the Infante Don John, was present at the siege of Granada, and there saw Columbus previous to his voyage to America. On the death of Prince John (4 October 1497), Oviedo went to Italy, and there acted as secretary to Gonzolo Fernandez de Cordoba. In 1514 he was appointed supervisor of gold-smeltings at San Domingo, and on his return to Spain in 1523 was appointed historiographer of the Indies. He paid five more visits to America before his death, which took place at Valladolid in 1557.'Besides a romance of chivalry entitled Claribalte (1519) Oviedo wrote two extensive works of permanent value: La General y natural historia de las Indias and Las Quinquagenas de la nobleza de Espana. The former work was first issued at Toledo (1526) in the form of a summary entitled La Natural hystoria de las Indias; the first part of La Historia general de las Indias appeared at Seville in 1535; but the complete work was not published till 1851-1855, when it was edited by J.A. de los Rios for the Spanish Academy of History. Though written in a diffuse style, it embodies a mass of curious information collected at first hand, and the incomplete Seville edition was widely read in the English and French versions published by Eden and Poleur respectively in 1555 and 1556...' (Encyclopedia Britannica).

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        Sit nomen Domini benedictum. The Eureka Stockade: the consequences of some pirates wanting on quarter-deck a rebellion

      Melbourne: Printed for the Author by J. P. Atkinson and Co., 1855. Octavo, an excellent copy in the original printed and illustrated wrappers (some expert restoration of the papered backstrip), preserved in a quarter calf bookform box with gilt lettering. D. The only contemporary book by a participant in the Eureka Stockade. First edition of a justly famous and very rare Australian book. The book is especially desirable when, like this copy, it retains its original wrappers, since the illustration on the fragile front wrapper is the sole contemporary printed depiction of the Eureka flag of the Southern Cross. The famous image is one of only two significant contemporary depictions of this distinctive Australian icon, widely adopted as the symbol of republicanism and informed dissent; the other surviving image is a watercolour in Charles Alphonse Doudiet's sketchbook. The Doudiet sketchbook was rediscovered in the 1990s and is now in the Art Gallery of Ballarat, along with the remains of the flag itself, the latter recently on loan to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.Acclaimed as a major work in the Australian literary canon and of vital importance for its documentary aspects, Carboni's eccentric book is the key work on the events at Eureka in 1854, Australia's only armed uprising.Carboni, Italian radical and wanderer, came to Australia in 1852 and became a digger at Ballarat. An articulate European with revolutionary experience, he was appointed by Peter Lalor to organise the foreigners in the stockade. He was one of the twelve men charged with high treason, and served four hard months in prison before his acquittal. Before returning to Italy in 1856, he published this version of events at Eureka, to be sold on the first anniversary of the December 1854 conflict. His extraordinary and idiosyncratic narrative of Eureka was the only contemporary book by a participant. "He had a strong instinct for style, and this, with his quick observant eye, his fire and his intense sincerity, his strong sense of humour, his faculty for character-sketching, and his curious and likeable personality combine to make his narrative memorable" (Green).This rare book has always been especially difficult to find in good condition, and especially so with its original illustrated wrappers with their simple depiction of the Eureka flag, seen by some as the only truly national flag depicting, as it does, the Southern Cross. Carboni wrote of the ensign: "There is no flag in old Europe half so beautiful as the "Southern Cross" of the Ballarat miners, first hoisted on the old spot on Bakery Hill. The flag is silk, blue ground, with a large silver cross, similar to the one in our southern firmament, no device or arms, but all exceedingly chaste and natural... the vividness of double of the number of eyes electrified by the magnetism of the Southern Cross; was one of those grand sights such as are recorded only in the history of 'The Crusaders in Palestine'..."

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        Die Kunst des Böttchers oder Küfers in der Werkstatt wie im Keller, enthaltend eine vollständige Anweisung, den Inhalt aller Arten von Gefäßen theils durch Berechnung, theils durch Visirstäbe zu finden und jedes Gefäß nach verlangtem Inhalt.

      Voigt, Weimar 1855 - (.zu verfertigen, sowie eine vollständige Angabe aller Mittel, Vortheile und Werkzeuge, welche man bei der Ausarbeitung der Dauben und Fertigung der Fässer, Bottiche, Bütten, Wannen, Eimer u.s.w. anwendet. Dritte nach dem Tode des Verfassers verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Mit einem Anhange über die Verrichtungen des Küfers im Bier- und Weinkeller von Dr. Chr. Heirnich Schmidt ). Mit XX, 311 Seiten und 25 lithographierten Tafeln im Anhang, schlichter Halblederband der Zeit, 8° ( 17,5 x 11,5 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, innen Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf dem Vorsatz, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, 1 Seite stärker angeknickt, einige Seiten etwas eselsohrig. Die Lithographien meist sauber oder nur am Außenrand etwas fingerfleckig, die letzte gefaltete Lithographie beschädigt und fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Souvenirblatt mit zentraler Ansicht "Hamburg vom Wall gesehen." (26,5 x 48,0 cm), umgeben von 20 Randansichten: "Rainville`s Garten, Schröders–Stift, Lombards–Brücke, Boerse, Ecke vom Jungfernstieg und Reesendamm. Kunsthandlung von M.Stettenheim, Alster–Arkaden, Tonhalle, Neue Petri Kirche, Thalia Theater, Bazar, Blankenese, Aussicht vom Stintfang, Hotel de L`Europe, Hafen–Thor, Streit s Hotel, Hafen, Blankenese, Bazar, Stadt Theater und Neue Nikolai–Kirche".Hamburg vom Wall gesehen. Kolorierter Stahlstich von James Gray nach eigener Zeichnung.

      Hamburg, M. Stettenheim, um 1855. - 38,2 x 63,0 cm. Einige kleinere Quetschfalten, im äußeren weißen Rand gang wenige geringe Stockflecken. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Die nebenstehende Abbildung ist aus 3 Bildern zusammengesetzt, die beiden leichten senkrechten farblichen Absätze existieren im Original nicht. [SW – Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizort. Edited, with additional notes by William Smith, LL.D.

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1855 - New edition. Illustrated with 12 fold-out maps (of which 6 are coloured in outline) and 2 full-page black and white maps. 8 vols. 8vo. Bound in half polished blue calf, gilt spine, with red and green title labels. Fine Illustrated with 12 fold-out maps (of which 6 are coloured in outline) and 2 full-page black and white maps. 8 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, Vol II

      Groombridge and Sons, 1855. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1855. 138 + plates pages. No dust jacket. Volume II only with 76 coloured plates. Rebound marbled boards half bound in black leather.Lightly tanned pages with moderate tanning to the endpapers and light foxing to some of the text. Inscription to the top of the title page. Plates bright and colourful throughout. Guard sheets are moderately tanned.Boards have moderate rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Areas of wax blemishing to the spine, one of them is moderate the other are small. One area of moderate scuffing to the front board.

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        Aktienstraße mit Zinkhütte ('Mülheim Sur Ruhr. Vue générale de l'Usine prise de la route d'Essen').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38 Denecke, Mülheim an der Ruhr in Stadtansichten aus vier Jahrhunderten, S. 45-47. - Ansicht von der Aktienstraße auf die Zinkhütte. - Links die Friedrich-Wilhelm-Hütte, im Hgr. die Ruhr. - Im Vgr. Figurenstaffage mit Kohleschieber, Bauern auf dem Felde, Fuhrmann und Mägde. - Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        The Crayon, A Journal Devoted To The Graphic Arts, And The Literature Related To Them; Vols.1-7 (1855-December 1860)

      New York: Stillman & Durand, 1855. Hardbound. VG overall. 3/4 leather, except for volume 4 in original cloth with clear tape along spine. First issue published in January 1855 and the final issue was published in July, 1861. This run is complete for the first 7 volumes, and lacks only the final 7 issues from 1861. Contents of all volumes is generally VG, with a few chips to the pages here and there, but nothing to write home about. Substantial runs or even individual issues of this periodical are highly uncommon. A reprint edition put out in the 1970's is almost as hard to find now. The Crayon is regarded as one of the best art periodicals of the time, and is a reliable source of contemporary opinion. Contributors included Rembrandt Peale, Asher B. Durand, Daniel Huntington. Correspondents included John Ruskin, James Russell Lowell and W.M. Rossetti. Regular features included domestic art gossip, exhibition reviews, book notices, and some attention to architecture and landscape gardening, "two of the most popular departments of Art of the Day". Feature articles reveal an inclination towards English, German, French, and Greek art history. (Karpel S112). A pleasure to read, a privilege to own. Well-worth getting the one volume (4) re-bound.

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        Wild Scenes in Kansas and Nebraska, the Rocky Mountains, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and the Grand Prairies; Or, Notes by the Way, During an Excursion of Three Years, with a Description of the Countries Passed Through.

      Philadelphia 1855 - One of the most important overland narratives, originally issued under the title SCENES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTIANS (1846). Sage set out from Westport in the summer of 1841 with a fur caravan, later visiting New Mexico, witnessing the disaster of the Snively expedition and joining the end of the 1843 Fremont expedition. He returned to Ohio in time to take a vigorous if futile role in the election of 1844, supporting Henry Clay, and wrote this book in 1845. Sage was certainly one of the most literate and acute observers of the West in the period immediately before the events of 1846. Wagner-Camp 123:4; Howes S16; Sabin 74894 Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt on spine. Extremities worn; boards lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. About very good. Signed F.R. Curtis on front free endpaper. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt [4], 303 pp. plus plates. 1 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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