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        Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c...with Engravings of Salmon & Trout Flies

      London: Blacker of 54, Dean St. Soho, 1855. Third edition, "Rewritten & revised by the author", later issue with three inserted pages of reviews. With engraved frontispiece and title, seventeen fine hand-colored plates, and three in black and white. [i-iv], v-xi, [xii], 1-259 pp. 1 vols. Sm 8vo (158 x 98 mm.). Original green cloth, spine tooling with foliate device. A few plate leaves somewhat short at bottom margin (not affecting plates). Fine. In solander box. Best edition. An important and much sought-after volume, an expanded version of two smaller editions, the first published in 1842; the plates are remarkable, and of great delicate beauty. Notes Westwood & Satchell: "The work is a strange medley of practical usefulness and rhapsodical extravagance. The instructions for fly-making are peculiarly precise and clear." And, we might add, the hand-colored plates are utterly delightful.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        "Rothe Nelken Walzer." Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug.

      O. O. u. D.. Titel, 6 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Bögen. Qu.-Folio.. "Componirt und der Frau Gräfin Nina Apraxin gewidmet von Fürst Metternich". - Der Sohn des berühmten österreichischen Staatskanzlers Klemens Wenzel Fürst von Metternich diente 1855 als Legationssekretär in Paris, 1856 als österreichischer Gesandter und bevollmächtigter Minister am Dresdner Hof. 1859-71 war er Botschafter in Paris, wo er am Hof Napoleons III. mit seiner Gattin Pauline gesellschaftlich eine bedeutende Rolle spielte und vergeblich versuchte, Frankreich im Deutschen Krieg auf die Seite Österreichs zu ziehen; nach dem Sturz des Zweiten französischen Kaiserreichs sicherte er die Flucht Kaiserin Eugenies nach England. Als Komponist pflegte er vor allem die Tanzmusik für Klavier. "In harmonischem Zusammenwirken mit seiner populären Frau nahm der musikalisch sehr begabte Fürst in seiner noch über zwei Jahrzehnte währenden Wiener Periode ein kulturelles Mäzenatentum wahr" (ÖBL VI, 250). - Gering angestaubt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Seat of War in the East

      London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi and Co., 1855. First and Second series in one volume - Volume One - [4], 12pp, forty plates and Volume Two - [2], 12pp, forty-one plates. Publishers half morocco and cloth, title and author to centre of upper cover, a.e.g. Some scuffing to morocco, corners bumped, front inner hinge with old repair, crack between lithographed dedication and first text leaf but holding well. Light foxing to most plates, mainly to margins but occasionally to image. All lithographs with tissue-guard, many with the reduced size 'key'. The second issue, with twelve pages of text and the keys facing their appropriate plates. Abbey Travel 237; Lipperheide 2121. First Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good. Elephant Folio.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Hunter's Ottawa Scenery, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

      Ottawa, Canada: by the author, 1855. Second edition (with text re-set and signed with letters). 19pp. Folding map, lithograph title page, and 14 oval tinted lithographed plates by Bufford of Boston, after drawings by Hunter drawn on the stone by Winslow Hunter and John Perry Newell. 1 vols. Small folio (13-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches). Original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on upper cover, rebacked in cloth, corners bumped and edges rubbed, binding shaken; a few smudges to margins of plates. Winslow Homer's Earliest Book Illustrations Superb plates, and the first, largest and most impressive viewbook by this Canadian artist and designer (1823-1894), who subsequently published topographical works on Niagara and eastern Canada (see Lande 1862-866), including a "Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec" which was frequently reprinted.As well as a fine folding map and the lithographed title page, the plates for his OTTAWA SCENERY, printed by Bufford in Boston, include:(1) Bird's Eye View of Chaudière Falls; (2) Rideau Falls; (3) View of Locks; (4) View from Barrack Hill - Looking Down the Ottawa; (5) View from Barrack Hill; (6) Junction of the Gatineau with the Ottawa river; (7) The Approach of the Suspension Bridge; (8) Suspension Bridge over Chaudière Falls; (9) The Big Kettle; (10) A Portion of the Chaudière Falls, from the North; (11) The Chasm, Chaudière Falls; (12) View from Interior of Chasm; (13) Timber Slide; (14) Natural Curiosity Ottawa RiverAmong its many attractions, this book represents the earliest known book work of Winslow Homer, who signed one plate for this edition ("View of Locks"); 8 are signed by Newell. The 5 others which are unsigned are" attributable to Homer on grounds of style" (Tatham).

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        Hunter's Ottawa Scenery, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

      Ottawa, Canada: by the author, 1855. Second edition (with text re-set and signed with letters). 19pp. Folding map, lithograph title page, and 14 oval tinted lithographed plates by Bufford of Boston, after drawings by Hunter drawn on the stone by Winslow Hunter and John Perry Newell. 1 vols. Small folio (13-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches). Original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on upper cover, rebacked in cloth, corners bumped and edges rubbed, binding shaken; a few smudges to margins of plates. Winslow Homer's Earliest Book Illustrations Superb plates, and the first, largest and most impressive viewbook by this Canadian artist and designer (1823-1894), who subsequently published topographical works on Niagara and eastern Canada (see Lande 1862-866), including a "Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec" which was frequently reprinted. As well as a fine folding map and the lithographed title page, the plates for his OTTAWA SCENERY, printed by Bufford in Boston, include: (1) Bird's Eye View of Chaudière Falls; (2) Rideau Falls; (3) View of Locks; (4) View from Barrack Hill - Looking Down the Ottawa; (5) View from Barrack Hill; (6) Junction of the Gatineau with the Ottawa river; (7) The Approach of the Suspension Bridge; (8) Suspension Bridge over Chaudière Falls; (9) The Big Kettle; (10) A Portion of the Chaudière Falls, from the North; (11) The Chasm, Chaudière Falls; (12) View from Interior of Chasm; (13) Timber Slide; (14) Natural Curiosity Ottawa River Among its many attractions, this book represents the earliest known book work of Winslow Homer, who signed one plate for this edition ("View of Locks"); 8 are signed by Newell. The 5 others which are unsigned are" attributable to Homer on grounds of style" (Tatham).

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        Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile ?

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1855. First edition, with the readings on pp 141 & 237-9 as called for. 276 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth tooled in blind, spine titled in gilt with pendants on capital letters (BAL first binding). Spine toned, front board tender, otherwise fine. A very nice copy. Melville based this work on the "Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter" (1824), which purports to be the true story of a soldier in the American Revolution who was captured by the British at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Melville has ably sketched such contemporary figures as George III, Dr. Franklin, John Paul Jones, and Ethan Allen.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        "Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom "K. Seminar".

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A History of England : During the Reign of George the Third. / by William Massey, M. P. - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London, J. W. Parker And Son, 1855-1863 - Subject: Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-1820. Sabin 46178. Henry Arthur Johnstone's copy with his impressed bookplate. Personalised full red calf binding with Johnstone's crest and other decoratively tooled emblems on all panels. Minor edge wear only. An uncommonly good set. Scans &c. On request. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England - 6 volumes in 4

      William White, 1855, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket6 volumes in 4 (out of 10) from this series of reports. Includes: Vol. I Court Orders, 1633-1640 [and] Vol. II Court Orders, 1641-1651. 1855. * Vol. III Court Orders, 1651-1661 [and] Vol. IV Court Orders, 1661-1668. 1855. * Vol. VIII Miscellaneous Records, 1633-1689. 1857. * Edited by David Pulsifer. Vol. XI Laws, 1623-1682. 1961. All together 6 quarto volumes, bound as 4, each in cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Interesting records on 17th Century New England laws. ?? Each volumes' spine tips chipped, most with repair, mild to moderate edge wear, some boards rubbed with soiling; name in ink on half title and/or title page. Binding tight and straight, inner pages lightly foxed, otherwise unmarked. Top edge gilt, gilt spine titles and cover illust. Extra postage required for this multi-volume set. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall

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        The Warden.

      Longman Brown Green and Longmans 1855 - FIRST EDITION, a little browned and spotted, pp. iv, 336, 24 (ads, earliest state, dated September 1854), 8vo, original pale brown cloth horizontally grained, decorative frome blocked in blind on the covers, spine with hatched blind decoration and lettered in gilt, dark brick end-papers advertising Historical works and works on the arts (Sadleir’s Variety B), rebacked preserving original spine, faded, and worn at corners, slightly stained, sound ‘In The Warden Trollope dealt with two evils: the misuse of charitable endowments by bishops and clergy of the Church of England, and the "undeserved severity" with which the press treated those clergymen paid large sums from such endowments. Trollope presented a morally interesting case because he did not make his central figure, Mr Harding, a lazy pluralist doing nothing for the elderly men in his care; rather Mr Harding is a good, almost saintly man, who unwittingly finds himself in the bad position of receiving high pay for little work. The Warden netted Trollope less than £10 in 1855 ("Indeed", he wrote, "as regarded remuneration for the time, stone-breaking would have done better"). But it had fair critical success, and Trollope said that this time he "could discover that people around me knew that I had written a book" (Autobiography, 98)’ (ODNB). (Sadleir 4)

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        Slawische Philosophie, enthaltend die Grundzüge aller Natur- und Moralwissenschaften, nebst einem Anhang:. Ueber die Willensfreiheit und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele

      Prag, in Commission in Friedrich Ehrlich's Buchhandlung, 1855. . Hard Cover. XII, 564 S. Mit 5 gefalt. lithograph. Taf. (davon 3 kolor.). Spät. HLn. mit RSch. Erste Ausgabe des anonym erschienenen Werkes. - Aus dem Inhalt: Elektrologie. Ueber die Schöpfung des Kosmos. Ueber die Erzeugung der Himmelskörper. Ueber die durch die systatische Genese erzeugten organischen Körper. Ueber die Schöpfung des Mikrokosmos u. die Bildung der Sprache. Ueber die Wissenschaften, welche über die Wirkungen der Genesen handeln (Physik, Meteorologie, Chemie). Ueber das astronomische Leben der Himmelskörper. Ueber die Physiologie der Pflanzen u. Thiere. Ueber Pädagogik, Logik, Poesie. - Der "bulgarische Leibniz" Petar Beron (1799-1871) studierte 1825-1831 in Heidelberg u. München Philosophie u. Medizin, war auch als Kaufmann tätig u. gelangte durch Handel in kurzer Zeit zu Wohlstand, widmete sich dann aber der Wissenschaft. Längere Zeit hielt er sich in Paris auf u. reiste häufig nach London, Berlin, Wien, Prag und Athen. Beron veröffentlichte mehr als 20 Werke auf dem Gebiet der Philosophie, Physik, Astronomie, Mathematik und Chemie in deutscher, französischer, griechischer und lateinischer Sprache. 1824 verfaßte er das erste bulgarische Schulbuch (Riben bukvar - Fischfibel), das zu einem Volksbuch wurde u. durch die Einführung der Bell-Lancasterschen Lehrmethode den Elementarunterricht in den bulgarischen Schulen modernisierte (Kyrill Haralampieff, Bulgarische Studenten in München). - Rücken verblaßt, vord Vors. mit kurzem hinterlegten Randeinriß, vereinz. l. braunfleckig.

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        Geological Map of a part of the State of California explored in 1855 by Lieut. R. S. Williamson U.S. Top Eng.R

      Sarany, Major & Knapp [Lithographers], New York 1855 - Size : 561x408 (mm), 22.125x16 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        English and Japanese Shuchin Eiwa Ebiki (Portable and Graphic English-Japanese Dictionary)

      Osaka: Eibunkaku, 1855. First Edition. Hard Boards with Cloth Spine. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 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.

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        Baumlandschaft mit Landarbeiter.

      . Cliche verre in Braun gedruckt, um 1855, auf Velin. 14,5:19,2 cm.. "Er (Dutilleux) hat 10 Autographien, 6 Lithographien und eine Reihe von Glasklischees hinterlassen; letztere gehen auf ein Verfahren zurück, das späterhin besonders eifrig von Corot gepflegt wurde, der, eng befreundet mit Dutilleux, von diesem gelegentlich eines Besuches in Arras 1853 zuerst auf diese ebenso schöne wie bequem zu handhabende Technik gelenkt worden war." (Thieme/Becker Bd. X, S. 234).

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 9 comprising text pages 241-270 & plates 41-45 as issued in original wraps

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company. Very Good. 1855. First Edition; First. Wraps. exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; Lithograph; 4to; 30 pages .

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        Manuscrit ). I. Cours pratique d' arabe suivant la méthode naturelle. II. Gil Blas. Traduction littérale par M. Paulmier.

      Marseille. 1855 - Manuscrit daté de Marseille, 1855, In- 4, 1/2 maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, rel. moderne. Texte à l' encre rouge, noire et bleue. Contient : I. Cours d' arabe ; 2 ff. n. ch. (titres)- 1 f. bl.- 1 f. (table)- 2 ff. (poème et autre titre)- 63 pp.- 1 f. bl. II. Gil Blas. Traduction littérale par M. Paulmier. Arrangé interlinéairement pour faciliter l' étude, en évitant les recherches ; 2 ff. (titres)- 300 pp.- 1 f. (titre en arabe)- 1 f. bl.- 1 f. (table et ornement à l' encre). Le manuscrit reprend l' édition du Gil Blas donnée par Paulmier en 1850 : "L' arabe sans maître en 17 leçons. Traduction, dans l' idiome parlé en Algérie, des 17 chapitres composant le 1er livre de l' histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, avec le texte français". De sa calligraphie soignée, véritable travail de bénédictin- soldat, le lieutenant Bonnel est allé au bout des 17 chapitres du Gil Blas. Il s' est même fendu d' un petit poème : "En compulsant Paulmier, Charbonneau, de Sacy, ---, a vu le jour ce livre : Je l' avais fait pour moi, d' autres pourront le suivre ; Avec moins de travail, puisque j' ai tout classé ; J' ai recherché longtemps, ils trouvent tout tracé." Bel ex. de cet étonnant document. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        A History of England : During the Reign of George the Third. / by William Massey, M. P. - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London, J. W. Parker And Son, 1855-1863, 1855, Hardback, First EditionHenry Arthur Johnstone's copy with his impressed bookplate. Personalised full red calf binding with Johnstone's crest and other decoratively tooled emblems on all panels. Minor edge wear only. An uncommonly good set. Scans &c. On request. ; 1 pages; Subject: Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-1820. Sabin 46178.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-56. - 3 volumes, 8vo. xvi, 388; [2], iv, 426; xii, 448pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript . was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books . as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hireling and the Slave

      John Russell. Harper and Calvo, Printers. 32 Chalmers-street. Charleston, Charleston 1855 - 16mo, cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, 108pp including 16pp introduction and 22pp offering 45 footnotes to the poems. Measures 7.5 by 5.25 inches. This is a very nice copy. The original embossed cloth with gilt has a little fading. A little light foxing mostly to the end papers. Has the armorial coat of arms bookplate of John Julius Pringle. Scarce, 2nd edition (1855)An early tract of imitation Dryden/Pope era poetry extolling the virtues of slavery and the evils of abolitionist beliefs relating to the socio-economic practices of the period in the American South. . A defense of southern slavery in the form of a story in verse.(The institution of slavery, the author observes, has made the slave himself "from a savage, an orderly and efficient laborer. It supports him in comfort and peace. It restrains his vices. It improves his mind, morals and manners. It instructs him in Christian knowledge ")This is an important work in the history of South Carolina literature. Written in the defense of Slavery during the buildup to the civil war, it is still often quoted to this day.SABIN 28424. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London 1855 - New Edition, revised with a supplemental volumes by Thos. Thomson. Five volumes. Illustrated with steel-engraved portraits. Bound in quarter black calf with marbled sides, endpapers, and text black edges, the spines with red title labels gilt and extensive panel gilt. Minor foxing to extra titles and frontispieces, remainder quite clean, bindings fine New Edition, revised with a supplemental volumes by Thos. Thomson [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die romanische Kirche zu Schöngrabern zu Nieder-Oesterreich : ein Beitrag zur christlichen Kunst-Archäologie

      Wien Verlag Gerold 1855. Leinenband der Zeit, 4°, 251 Seiten mit 3 Tafeln und 45 Abbildungen im Text; Einband stark berieben, Text durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Seite 25 und Seite 165 mit Unterstreichungen; Vorsatz mit der Signatur von Anton Chaurand Graf von Mailly (1874-1950). Heider, Gustav Freiherr von ( 1819-1897) vgl. ÖBL Bd. 2 S. 241 / Joseph Feil ( 1811-1862) schrieb die 1. Abteilung des Buches "Historische Einleitung" ÖBL Bd. 1 S. 291

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        An album containing over four hundred clipped illustrations from printed books and periodicals of the Romantic period

      [France, ca. 1855]. Oblong album (257 x 333 mm). [55] leaves of thick paper including sheets of blue, green and brown paper, on the rectos and some versos of which are carefully mounted approximately 425 cut-out illustrations from French books and periodicals, most from the 1830s and 1840s (but with 5 eighteenth-century illustrations or vignettes), including three clippings mounted on the moiré front free endleaf; several illustrations are printed on colored paper, two are hand-colored, three are ?offset proofs on India paper (one with small tear); with two loose unsigned drawings: a watercolor of a landscape, and a pencil drawing of a reclining deer. A few clippings partly detached from mount, overall in fine condition. Binding of dark violet crushed morocco, sides with elaborate gold-blocked foliate and arabesque border and central arabesque and pointillé cartouche, within which the gothic letters ?"E. F.?" are stamped on the upper cover, smooth spine gold-tooled to a similar design, white moiré endleaves, gilt edges (a few scratches, upper joint split, lower joint rubbed). Provenance: Given by the Baroness Daru to Eugène Hippolyte Forest, with presentation inscription mounted on verso of front free endleaf, ?"A Monsieur Eugène Forest, souvenir de Madme la Bonne Daru?", with his supra-libros, and the initials E.F. inscribed in pencil on the lowermost clipping of the opening page (showing a horned devil-like creature holding a sheet).*** A scrapbook of wood-engraved, steel-engraved, and a few lithographed illustrations and vignettes from the heyday of the Romantic period of book illustration in France. It was presented to the artist, engraver and caricaturist Eugène Hippolyte Forest (1808-1891) who had collaborated on many of these publications, by one Baroness Daru, presumably a friend or admirer, probably the wife of Pierre-Auguste Napoléon Daru, grandson of Napoleon?'s friend and trusted advisor Pierre Daru. The carefully mounted clippings are arranged partly thematically and partly according to purely esthetic criteria. Bibliographical accuracy is sacrificed to effect; thus a central vignette is in several cases placed within a cut-out title or ornamental border from an entirely different work. As broad as the world of French Romantic graphic art itself, the neatly cut-out illustrations include fashion plates, romantic vistas and scenes of foreign lands, city views, monuments, pastoral scenes, melodramatic illustrations for novels or tales, fable pictures, portraits of le beau monde, and many caricatures, comic vignettes, and satirical prints. One shows a chained black slave on his knees about to be whipped by a white man; the caption reads ?"A Model Republican / (Scene of American customs).?" A number of the illustrations appear to be from La Caricature, a satirical weekly directed by Charles Philipon, published from 1830 to 1843, or from Le Charivari (1832-), on which Forest collaborated with Grandville et Honoré Daumier. The opening page has at its center a title-illustration of the Musée pour rire, a 3- volume collection published in 1839, containing comic illustrations by Daumier, Gavarni, Grandville and others. Those illustrations which are signed include wood engravings after Bellange, Daumier, Gavarni, Tony Johannot, Jules David, Célestin Nanteuil (two large wood-engraved title-page illustrations), Bertall, and many others. The 18th-century vignettes, mounted near the end of the album, include two by Cochin and one by Sébastien Leclerc. One illustration shows the interior of the Crystal Palace in London, which was completed in 1851. A couple of the clippings bear neat pencil illustrations identifying the scenes: e.g,, La Galerie des Glaces à Versailles, and a wood engraving of an elaborate armoire by Jeanselme, noted to have been shown at the Exposition universelle of 1855: this latter annotation may provide a terminus post quem for the album, although it may also have been assembled over a period of years.

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        Blacker's Art of Fly Making etc.

      Published by the author., London 1855 - Small 8vo. Pp viii, 259. 22 engraved plates, as called for, mostly coloured by hand. Original cloth. Front inner hinge a little wormed. Inner rear hinge cracked. Extremities well rubbed. Tight and clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux eaux des Pyrénées

      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 grief 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. Hachette & Cie Paris 1855 12x19cm relié

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        Circular, No.200 to Circular, No. 399.

      Binder's contemporary cloth and half roan, a bit rubbed, joints intact, scattered foxing, occasional vertical fold and crease, but overall a very good copy. *Nos. 295, 341, 342 are lacking; no.358 is duplicated. Three un-numbered Admiralty memoranda are added; an Admiralty Notice respecting LIGHTS and FOG SIGNALS is loosely added, undated and nun-numbered; an Admiralty Letter, 12th.Dec.1859, signed by Vice-Admiral B. Reynolds and W. G. Romaine, concerning Corporal Punishment is bound in. It is not clear that the missing circulars were printed or might have been cancelled. Ms. notes to some of the Circulars do record cancellations. See NAVAL SOCIAL HISTORY INDEX which lists by title a number of the circulars included above. It makes the comment - 'With some exceptions, see below, the Numbering of Circulars seems to cease ; in addition series of Circulars on specific topics that were numbered become unnumbered Memoranda or Circulars, sometimes with a date, at other times without.all a little frustrating having had a year, 1860, when they appear to be well organised.' These 200 documents provide an exceptional insight into all aspects of naval administration from the most mundane [Issue of Split Peas; Stearic Candles; Price of Combs] to Desertion, the Cost of Uniforms, Crimean Medals, Payment of Wages and Allowances. The size varies from single pages to as many as 64 pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schloß Klein Glienecke bei Potsdam. - Le chateau de Petit Glienicke ...

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hubenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 6.

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        Recuerdos y bellezas de España bajo la Real Proteccion de SS.MM la Reyna y el Rey. Obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos y antigüedades en láminas dibujadas del natural. ASTURIAS Y LEON.

      Repulles, Madrid 1855 - 460 pp. Con 68 grabados a toda plana. Es el volumen dedicado a Asturias y Leon que forma parte de la célebre y apreciada obra " Recuerdos y bellezas de España".En buen estado de conservación, limpio. Chagreen verde oscuro de la época, ambas tapas con plancha en seco, lomera con nervios e hilos dorados

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        Recuerdos y bellezas de España. Obra destinada a conocer sus monumentos y antigüedades, en láminas dibujadas al natural por Parcerisa escrita y documentada por P. de Madrazo. CORDOBA.

      Repulles, Madrid 1855 - Anteportada, 450 páginas. Con 30 (de 31) grabados a toda plana incluso portada. Es el volumen perteneciente a la ciudad de Cordoba de la célebre y apreciada obra " Recuerdos y bellezas de España", que consta de once volumenes, cada uno de ellos dedicado a una zona del pais.Parcerisa , importante dibujante, pintor y litógrafo romántico español, fue el encargado de las bellísimas reproducciones litográficas que ilustran la obra y que representan las imágenes de los monumentos que cuentan además con una descripción crítica y detallada de los mismos. Esta obra se entregaba de forma quincenal y contaba con numerosos suscriptores entre los personajes más destacados del país. Casi todas las litografías estan dibujadas al natural y con un punto de vista muy original y una libertad total en cuanto al tratamiento de la luz. Parcerisa fue premiado por esta obra y se le nombró miembro de la Academia de San Fernando. "Recuerdos y bellezas de España" se convirtió en un referente, tanto por sus elaboradas litografías como por las detalladas descripciones de las obras.Los dos tomos estan ilustrados en total con un total de 30 litografias a toda plana. Son actualmente raros de encontrar en comercio, completos y en buen estado como este ejemplar que nosotros ofrecemos.EJEMPLAR FALTO DE 1 LAMINA. En buen estado de conservación. Chagreen verde oscuro de la época, ambas tapas con plancha en seco, lomera con nervios e hilos dorados.

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        The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

      nbsp;Edinburgh - Gall and Inglis, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper; with life and critical notice of his writings'. William Cowper (November 1731 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him the best modern poet, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Includes a copperplate ink inscription to the front free-endpaper dated May 1857. The binders' stamp to the front pastedown from 'Shepherd Bookseller' in Clifton. A frontispiece and illustrated title are included within. Condition: In a gilt and blind stamped full morocco binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and some wear to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, age toned and generally clean throughout with just some spots to the first and last pages. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poets and Poetry of Europe With Introductions and Biographical Notices

      New York; London - C. S. Francis and Co.; Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive and impressive collection of European poetry compiled by eminent American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Longfellow was assisted by C. C. Felton with the biographical sketches. With a beautifulengraved title page. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm, although there are several instances of the cords exposed. The inner hinges are strained. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and bumping with discolouration. Internally the pages have browning to the edges andscattered foxing. With a Worcester Public Library, Victoria Institute issue label to the front pastedown, and ink stamps throughout the text. Overall the condition is good only..

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        Sleighing in New York

      New York: Nagel & Lewis 1855 - This colored lithograph measuring 24" x 33" shows a number of parties taking a ride in horse-drawn sleighs through the streets of New York. Two 1.5" tears along the bottom margin are evidence of previous binding. Mild foxing, staining and discoloration around margins. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ). Map of Hampden County, Massachusetts : Based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State. The Details from the Original Surveys, Under the Direction of Henry F. Walling, Superintendent of the State Map

      Boston.: H.A. Haley., 1855. ... 41 ¼ x 65 inches (107 x 166 cm)... Very Good Condition. Re-backed and mounted on new linen backing. Colors remain strong. Original hand-coloring by township. Map shows county borders as they existed in 1855. (Holyoke is not represented in the map.) It is well detailed with features such as roads, railroads, drainage, public buildings, schools, churches, cemeteries, businesses, and residences with names of occupants. Relief is indicated by hachures. Disbound.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        Der Bahnhof der Berlin Potsdamer Eisenbahn zu Berlin. - La cour du depar depart du chemin de fer de Berlin a Potsdam a Berlin.

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 27,8. Kiewitz 559. - Ernst, C. J. Henning, Nr. 3. - Schönes und dekoratives Blatt. Im Vordergrund ein Zug, der gerade den Bahnhof verläßt.

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        Gold Fields' Commission of Enquiry. Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the condition of the Gold Fields of Victoria, &c

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 1855. Tall quarto, lxxii, 365pp., string bound, title-page a little foxed, very good copy. Almost 400 pages on Eureka: the definitive report. The Commission of Enquiry, whose members including William Westgarth and John Pascoe Fawkner, was appointed to determine the cause of the disturbances at Ballarat, and the resulting report is most desirable for the sheer volume of first-hand evidence printed. The report covers the entire history of the Victorian goldfields, and examines the contentious issues of political rights and the license fee. The social condition of the fields, disparity of wealth, antagonism towards Chinese miners and rising discontent against the State are recurring themes. It is noteworthy for its unflinching criticism of the Victorian police.The report comprises two parts. The first, of some 72 pages, presents the findings and conclusions of the Commissioners, and forms an in-depth critique of goldfields (mis)management resulting in the crisis at Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. The grievances of the miners are seriously addressed - shortage of land and resources, price gouging, corruption, arbitrary decisions and coercion by police and magistrates, disputes between individual miners, and so forth. Treatment of the fighting at Eureka is fairly even-handed; sub-headings include 'Premature violence of the authorities', 'Inhumanities on the occasion' and 'Share borne by foreigners'. The second part prints individual testimonies, forming an invaluable historical resource of some 365 pages. By the date of publication in March 1855, easy alluvial riches were increasingly elusive, and successful gold mining increasingly relied on costly quartz crushing and extraction processes. Hence this report comes at a crucial time in Australian goldfields history when individual prospectors and their families were losing ground, quite literally, to companies with the capital to extract gold from quartz mined deep underground.

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        The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles

      Edinburgh - James Nichol, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon edition of The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles with Memoir, Critical Dissertation and Explanatory Notes by Rev. George Gilfillan. First edition. William Lisle Bowles (1762 - 1850) was an English poet and critic. Bowles was an amiable, absent-minded, and rather eccentric man. His poems are characterised by refinement of feeling, tenderness, and pensive thought, but are deficient in power and passion. Bowles maintained that images drawn from nature are poetically finer than those drawn from art; and that in the highest kinds of poetry the themes or passions handled should be of the general or elemental kind, and not the transient manners of any society. His Poetical Works were collected in 1855 as part of the Library Edition of the British Poets, with a memoir by George Gilfillan. Bookseller's labels to front pastedowns. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and wear to extremities,slight rubbing and odd marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although one volume strained in places. Generally bright but with occasional spots and handling marks and previous owner's initial ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of William Cowper

      London - Henry G. Bohn, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of the Poetical Works of William Cowper in a morocco binding, edited by Henry Francis Cary. Illustrated throughout. Henry Francis Cary (1772 1844) was a British author and translator, best known for his blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy of Dante. Includes a frontispiece of Cowper and a facsimile signature. Condition: In a greenmorocco binding with gilt decorative boards. Externally a trifle rubbed with some wear to the extremities. Internally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout save for some scattered foxing. Bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Ansicht v. d. Burgstraße. "Das Königliche Schloß in Berlin. - Le Chateau royal a Berlin".

      . Litho. m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck d. Königl. lith. Institus ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Kiewitz 793. - Blick von der Burgstraße aus, i. Vgr. die Kurfürstenbrücke mit dem Denkmal des großen Kurfürsten.

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        Lustgartenseite, "Das Königliche Schloss. Le Chateau Royal. The Royal Palace".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Borchel b. Schröder in Berlin ( Druck Hölzer ), um 1855, 15 x 22,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz. - Blick vom Alten Museum zum Schloß, i. Vgr. die Granitschale, links der Berliner Dom, rechts die Häuser der Schloßfreiheit.

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        The Sydney University Magazine. January, 1855 - No. I [. July 1855 - No. III].

      - Sydney 1855. Octavo, three numbers together in contemporary half gilt calf and marbled sides; 343pp. Some natural browning and some splodges but quite good in a rather handsome binding. All published of the first Sydney University journal; there was a lull of some years before it started again. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the Genus Patella

      London : L REEVE & CO., 1855 A rare original copy of Lovell Reeve's Monograph on the Genus Patella, which formed part of Vol 8 of his 20 volume work: Conchologia Iconica. In very good condition with 42 hand coloured plates. In plain red cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The front page of the part wrapper has been bound in, slightly trimmed, as the title page. With half title page (with small section of verse); plates and accompanying text pages; and index with small errata note (2pp). The text pages are dated 1854-55, but they are not numbered. The binding is in very good clean condition with a little wear to edges and a very small mark to the back board. The contents are in very good bright condition. The plates are not tissue-guarded, so, where the shells are strongly coloured, there has been some offsetting to the next text page. There is a small repaired edge tear to the half title page. Pages have light brown toning towards the edges.

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        A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities and Miscellaneous Objects Preserved in the Museum of Thomas Bateman at Lomberdale House in Derbyshire

      Printed for the Author By James Gratton, Bakewell 1855 - xii, 305, 9 litho. plates as listed (1 folding) with pale blue tissue guards, numerous woodcuts throughout, contemporary blind-stamped green cloth with gilt titles to spine, yellow eps. Bateman's collection from barrows and burial sites, caves, deserted villages and Roman remains was supplemented by acquisitions from other collections and listed by acquisition date with precise locations. His work was principally in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. After his death much of the collection was acquired by Sheffield City Museum in 1893 with the support of his fellow antiquarian Canon Greenwell. This is an ex-library copy with evidence of its former status removed leaving few traces. The spine and cover margins are darkened and the cloth is spotted. The contents are nearly As New, the pages remain unopened and one doubts that it was ever consulted. Small hole in title page, very occasional foxing 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [New Testament in High Wenli]

      Shanghai: London Missionary Society,, 1855. Delegates' version. Octavo (208 x 140 mm). Original stitched dark yellow wrappers. Housed in a cream phase box. From the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion. Extremities slightly darkened, occasional mild foxing to text block. An excellent copy. An early printing of the Delegates' version of the New Testament in High Wenli, the first edition of which was published in Shanghai in 1852. Referred to as the Delegates' version due to the cooperative approach to the translation work: several missions were involved, and each would appoint a delegate to join a general committee of revision to vote on the final text. This particular version was undertaken by W. H. Mehurst (London Missionary Society), W. J. Boone (American Episcopal Mission), W. M. Lowrie (American Presbyterian Mission), John Stronach (London Mission Society), E. C. Bridgman (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions), as well as several Chinese scholars, including Wang Tao. The Delegates' version of the Bible was the principal translation throughout the latter half of the 19th century, before it was displaced by the Union Mandarin version published in 1919.

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        L'OSSERVATORE DI NAPOLI ossia Rassegna delle istituzioni civili, de' pubblici stabilimenti, de' monumenti storici ed artistici, e delle cose notevoli di Napoli. Con una breve descrizione de' suoi contorni, specialmente delle antichità di Pozzuoli, Ercolano, Pompei, Stabia, Pesto, etc. E la indicazione di tutte le strade della capitale, e delle notizie che vi agevolano il provvedimento di quanto è necessario al ben vivere.

      dalla Stamperia del Vaglio 1855 Opera indispensabile al napoletano e al forestiero in Napoli. Illustrata coi rami allusivi di Francesco Saverio BRUNO. Seconda edizione in Napoli dalla Stamperia del Vaglio 1855. in - 8°, pp. (8), 592, (4), bella leg. t. tela edit. Verde con titolo in oro al dorso, Con 21 piacevoli tavv. inc. in rame e raff. monumenti e vedute alcune firmate Cataneo, G. Aruta, Brienza, Segoni. Rarissima seconda ediz. Belliss. Esemplare con ammaccature e segni del tempo. Indice delle Illustrazioni: Pianta dell'antica Napoli al tempo dell'Imperatore Adriano Il Molo (Cataneo inc.) Piazza Medina (C. Falconieri dis. dal vero Cataneo inc.) Largo san Domenico Maggiore (C. Falconieri dis. Cataneo inc.) Piazza del Mercato (C. Falconieri dis. Dal vero Cataneo inc.) Il bacino del Raddobbo (Lit. Richter C.) Facciata esterna del Duomo (Cataneo inc.) Interno del Duomo (Cataneo inc.) Tomba di Caterina d'Austria in S. Lorenzo (C. Falconieri dis. Brienza inc.) Prospetto esterno di S. Chiara col suo campanile (C. Falconieri dis. dal vero Cataneo inc.) Tomba di Re Roberto in S. Chiara (C. Falconieri dis. Cataneo inc.) Chiostro di San Martino (Cataneo inc.) Catacombe di San Gennaro de' poveri (Cataneo inc.) Interno della chiesa dell'Incoronata (Cataneo inc.) Romitorio del Vesuvio (Segoni inc.) Casa di Tasso a Sorrento Templi di Pesto (Cataneo inc.) Posilipo (G. Aruta) Tomba di Virgilio (Cataneo inc.) Palazzo Gravina (Ciuli dis. Cataneo inc.) Palazzo Angri (Ciuli dis. Dal vero Cataneo inc.)

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