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      Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1855., 1855. First edition. 8vo. Signed by Rev. C. B. Boynton and T. B. Mason. Three quarter leather and marbled paper, raised bands, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, x, 216 pp., frontis. (map of Kansas and portions of Nebraska. Redrawn from official sources with emendations), Commissioner's preface, preface of the writer. Wagner/Camp 250 says "According to an article by Cora Dolbee in the Kansas Historical Quarterly 20: 115-48, Boynton was the sole author of this book. He wrote as a member of a committee for the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and the Kansas League of Cincinnati. The map is reproduced in Wheat's Transmississippi West as noted above." In September, 1854, a small party was commissioned in Cincinnati to explore and report upon the climate, soil, etc. of Kansas. He talks about the group's preparations, trip from Cincinnati to St. Louis, voyage up the Missouri, places visited along the way, the scenery, town sites and settlements, Fort Riley, Indian fighting, Kaw Indians, homestead and pre-emption law, Indian lands and reservations, hunting on the plains, Nebraska, the importance of Kansas to the U. S., etc. Former owner's name stamped at head of page 111, else a very good, tight copy housed in a quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards slipcase. WAGNER/CAMP 250. WHEAT'S TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST 4: MAP 827, p.41. HOWES 671. GRAFF 376.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Darstellung eines Steinmetzen. Aquarell.

      . Am unteren Bildrand signiert: "AdKittendorff". Verso Gebäude- und Figurenskizzen in Bleistift. 16,6 x 12 cm.. Der Lithograph und Aquarellmaler Kittendorff war ab 1855 als Lehrer an der Kopenhagener Akademie tätig. - Am oberen Blattrand auf stärkeres Papier montiert. Papier minimal angegstaubt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Constantinople et la Mer Noire.

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1855.Large 8vo. Contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt. With 21 steel-engraved plates, of which 6 partly coloured by hand, by the brothers Rouargue. XI,495,(1) pp.* First edition. - Méry, a profilic writer of novels and plays, is supposed to have travelled in Turkey in about 1822. His book consists of a popular history of Constantinople followed by anecdotes legends and oriental tales. The plates contain views in Constantinople, Varna and Trebizond; the coloured plates are showing costumes. - Some foxing as usual, otherwise fine.Blackmer Collection 1116; Atabey Collection 805; Hiler p.584; Lipperheide Lb 61.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Reiseskizzen aus Nord-Ost-Afrika (3 Bände in 1)

      Jena, Mauke, 1855.. oder den unter egyptischer Herrschaft stehenden Ländern Egypten, Nubien, Sennahr, Rosseeres und Kordofan gesammelt auf seinen in den Jahren 1847 bis 1852 unternommenen Reisen. XII, 376 Seiten; IV, 272 Seiten; VIII, 356 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 21,5 x 14 cm,. Einband etwa berieben, sonst gut. Mit Widmung auf dem Vorsatz "Amalia von Fürstenberg".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        A collection of the customs' tariffs of all nations : based upon a translation of the work of Mr. Hubner, augmented by additional information, brought down to the end of the year 1854 / by C.N. Newdegate. [ Zolltarife aller Lander. English ]

      London : John Murray, 1855, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally re-cased in matching gilt-blocked cloth; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; Physical desc.: [2], iii, [4], 368, [3] p ; 30 cm. Notes: Includes index. Subject: Tariff - Law and legislation. Bookplate of Joseph Cowen.

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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed "Julio" in Spanish

      1855 - Though we have been unable to identify the authenticator's name, we were able to match Arboleda's handwriting from examples in several archives to our letter, and we are certain that our letter is authentic. Colombian President of the Confederation of Granada (now the Republics of Colombia and Panama) in 1861, who was also a distinguished General, writer, poet, scholar, and lawyer. On November 13, 1862 Arboleda was assassinated at the age of 45. 1 page, 6.75 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1855. Written in Spanish and untranslated, thanking a friend for sending him a book and sending well wishes. Below this letter is an inscription (from the 1850s or 60s) in Spanish, stating: "This is the autograph of the grand poet Latin-American Julio Arboleda.certified authentic." Usual folds; very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Wohldorf: Kolorierter Tondruck von Charles Fuchs um 1855.

      Hamburg, Carl Gassmann, 1855.. ( Aus der Serie *Hamburg und seine Umgebungen* - vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Fred Salomon, hier unter der laufenden Nummer 36a verzeichnet. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,5 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) mit floraler Bordüre im Außenrand. Gesamtgröße des Blattes: 28 x 34 cm. Das Blatt gebräunt, etwas lichtrandig im Außenrand, gering fleckig. Zum linken Außenrand hin etwas angeknickt sowie mit Knickspur zum Oberrand hin, verso mit alter Montierung im Außenrand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        ("Schloß Sans-Souci bei Potsdam").

      . altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. F. Meyer b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll und Giersberg/Schendel. - Blick zum Schloß von der Gartenseite, i. Vgr. ein Springbrunnen ( Entwurf von L. Persius ), im Hintergrund die Flügel der Windmühle. Im Park die antiken Vasen, die nach der Umgestaltung des Gartens durch Lenne 1837 aufgestellt wurden. - Vorliegendes Blatt ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Philips' Atlas of Classical, Historical and Scriptural Geography.

      Liverpool: Philip. 1855 - Folio. 51 maps and plans; half morocco.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or Life Among the Lowly.

      . With introductory Remarks by the Rev. James Sherman. London: Bell & Sons 1855. Illustr. XX + 483 + 24 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, all edges gilt. Spine faded. Name on titlepage..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The annals of San Fransisco; containing a summary of the history of the first discovery, settlement, progress, and present condition of California, a a complete history of all the important events connected with its great city.

      New York 1855 - Thick octavo, frontispiece, folding map and numerous other plates; original morocco, all edges gilt. Minor foxing, an unusually well preserved copy. We will advise postage costs and delivery times, which will vary from those quoted by ABE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Arnold Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Dette skal siges; saa vaere det da sagt.

      . 1. udgave. Kbhvn. 1855. 12 s. Med begge omslag; omslag let revet i kanten. * Himmelstrup 177..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        "Oh, Mond, du bist mir wie ein später Freund" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.46x60cm; unten links signiert; um 1855

      . Maße in der schlichten goldfarbenen Leiste 54x69cm..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        MOBILE DIRECTORY And COMMERCIAL SUPPLEMENT, For 1855--6, Embracing the Names of Firms, the Individuals Composing Them, Householders and Freeholders Generally, with the City Limits, Alphabetically Arranged, Also A Synopsis of the History of Mobile, and a Variety of Local, Official and Statistical Intelligence, Advertisements, &c

      Mobile:: Published by Strickland & Co., 28 Dauphin Street.. 1855.. 7-3/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Ellison 962 [recording 208 pp(?)]; Spear, p. 197). 125, [45 (adverts)] pp.. Publisher's original brown cloth binding with printed paper title label to front board (professionally recased). Advert eps.. Modest binding wear. Age-toning to paper. A respectable VG copy,. and uncommon thus.. Adverts illustrated with cuts.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Traité élémentaire des chemins de fer. 2 volumes.

      Langlois et Leclercq., Paris 1855 - Paris Langlois et Leclercq. 1855-1856. 22x14,5 cm. 2 f., III, 554 p., 1 f.; 2 f., II, 582 p., (2) p. errata. Avec 5 cartes dépliantes, 10 planches, 4 tableaux dépliants et 520 figures dans le texte. Reliures demi cuir, titres au dos dorés (sign. J.J. Lochmann). Poggendorf II, 402. - Dos brunis. Rousseurs. Tampons sur les pages des ttitres et cartes verso. Sprache: Französisch Reliures demi cuir, titres au dos dorés (sign. J.J. Lochmann). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Bauernhof in Giesing/München.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten Nachlaßstempel. 25,9:33,9 cm. Skizzenbuchblatt.. Getrud Trefftz studierte in München bei O. Strützel (1855-1930) und L. Willroider (1845-1910). Studienreisen unternahm sie nach Paris, Rom, Florenz und London. Zuletzt war sie in Bad Tölz ansäßig, wo sie mit der Künstlerkollegin Stephanie von Strechine (1858-1940) befreundet war. Sie schuf meist Landschaftsbilder, ist heute aber auch noch bekannt für ihre Stilleben und botanischen Pflanzenbilder.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Landschaft mit Büschen und Bäumen und Dächer von Bauernhäusern, die man hinter dem Gebüsch erkennt.

      . Pinsel in Grau, über Bleistift und Kohle, auf Whatman-Papier von 1855, verso signiert (?) "Bodman". 22,8:31,8 cm.. Bodeman war Schüler von B.C. Koekoek (1803-1862) und war in Amsterdam als Maler von Winter- und Waldlandschaften tätig. Er stellte 1847 in London aus.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Amerapoora, steps on the south side of Maha-oung-meeay-liy-mhan kyoung.

      c. 1855 - Salt print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, was plate 84 in Tripe's 'Burma Views'. Dimensions: 265 by 350mm. (10.5 by 13.5 inches). British-born Linnaeus Tripe was a career army officer in the Madras establishment of the East India Company. His first photographic assignment was as official photographer to the British mission to Burma, in June 1855. According to Tripe scholar Janet Dewan, "Lord Dalhousie was arranging a mission to Amerapoora to obtain a treaty in which Mindon Min, the king of Burma, would formally recognize the annexation of the Burmese province of Pegy by the the British following the Anglo-Burmese War of 1852."

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen & Greenland, comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrere's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland nine Moneths and twelve Dayes

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1855 (1856 [sic]). First edition. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, nick to headband, otherwise a near fine unopened copy (uncut but for preliminary report). 8vo. Illus. with 2 botanical plates and 2 folding maps. The first is from an English collection published in 1694; the second from the Relation du Groenland, Paris, 1663; the third is the text of Edward Pelham's tract, London, 1631. The supplementary material consists of the 1855 annual report. Sabin 14374. Cox I: 26.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Music Master, A Love Story and Two Series of Day & Night Songs

      London: George Routledge & Co., Farrringdon St., 1855. First edition. Bound in attractive contemporary full green pebbled calf with elaborate gilt repeating heart, stipple and floret motif on both covers, different gilt pattern on spines. AEG. With niine wooduct illustrations (eight whole-page) by Arthur Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and J.E. Millais. Contains famous Rossetti woodcut, "Maids of Elfen-Mere," Rossetti's first published book illustation to which Burne-Jones hailed as 'the most beautiful drawing for an illustration I have ever seen." An superb copy of an important and early Pre-Raphaelite title in near contemporary fine binding. Some wear to corners, unobtrusive dents to rear cover.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        My Own Times, Embracing also, The History of My Life

      Illinois 1855 - Near Fine dark brown cloth Hardcover. Very mild shelf wear for a book of this age (see photos). Reynolds was Governor of Illinois from 1830 to 1834. 600 pp., plus a table of contents at back. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: O'Gara and Wilson, Ltd. LLC]
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        SPEECH Of CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ., Delivered at the Meeting of the Administrative Reform Association, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wednesday, June 27, 1855

      London:: Effingham Wilson, 11, Royal Exchange.. 1855.. 12mo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 235; Fielding, SPEECHES, pp 197 - 208; Gimbel B-237). Not in Kitton's DICKENSIANA. 11, [1] pp. Pagination includes wrappers. Printed by M. S. Rickerby, London.. Original printed self-wrappers, sewn. "Price Twopence.". Wrappers soiled. A VG copy.. The British populace exhibited little anger at the Army's 'miserable plight' in Crimea, as well as to the public exposure of the Administration's ineptitude leading to such a deplorable state. Dickens was "alarmed by the defeat abroad and apathy at home..." This speech fulfilled Dickens' promise to speak on behalf of administrative reform. Uncommon in the original wrappers.

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

      London : George Routledge & Co. 1855 - Physical description; x p., 1 leaf, viii, [9]-412 p. : col. front., ill., 3 col. plates, folding map ; 18 cm. Subjects; Turkey - Description and travel. Russia - Description and travel. Balkan Peninsula - Description and travel. Soviet Union - Description and travel. Hungary - Description and travel. Circassia (Russia) - Description and travel. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 404 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Potsdam vom Brauhausberg aus aufgenommen".

      . kolorierte Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 13,5 x 50,5. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll bzw. Ginsberg / Schendel. -Schönes Panorama von Potsdam. Der Blick reicht vom Neuen Palais bis zum Babelsberg. Mittig die Nikolaikirche. - Mit geglätteten alten Querfalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The Shipwrecked Mariner. Quarterly Maritime Magazine

      London: 1855 - 95, 1855. 26 VOLUMES. A long broken run. Vol. 11; 1V - V11; X; X1V - XX111; XXV - XXV1; XX1X; XXX11; XXX111 - XXX1V; XXXV11 - XXXV111; XL1 - XL11. Copiously illustrated throughout inc. folding charts.. 8vo.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical, of King James's Irish Army List, (1689)

      Published by the author for the subscribers, Dublin 1855 - , xvi, 975 pages including index, publisher's advertisement at rear [1] First Edition , neatly rebacked with matching green cloth at spine, cloth a little faded in patches on boards, spine slightly sunned, corners rubbed, small neat owner's name on front free endpaper, faint foxing spots to prelims and some margins but text clean throughout, few fore-edges of pages with minor nicks, book in good condition , dark green blindstamped cloth, gilt titles to spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        1. Reise-Tagebuch des Missionars Joh. Aug. Miertsching, welcher als Dolmetscher die Nordpol-Expedition zur Aufsuchung Sir John Franklins auf dem Schiff Investigator begleitete. In den Jahren 1850 bis 1854.

      Gnadau, Verlag der Unitäts-Buchhandlung bei H. L. Menz und in Commission bei E. Kummer in Leipzig. 1855. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte im Anhang und zwei beigebundenen Büchern zur evangelischen Missionsgeschichte in der Südsee. 3 Titel in einem Band. 8vo. Späterer marmorierter Pappband mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung, 1. Bd.: X, 1 Bl., 196 S. 2. Bd.: 4 Bll., 216 S. 3. Bd.: 4 Bll., 296 S.. Beigebunden sind: 2. Geschichte der christlichen Missionen auf den Freundschafts- oder Tonga-Inseln. Nebst einer kurzen Geschichte der Wesleyanischen Missions-Gesellschaft. Bremen/Cincinnati, Heyse/Swormstedt und Poe, 1857. Mit Porträt-Frontispiz, Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln, sowie einer gefalt. Karte. 3. Geschichte der christlichen Missionen auf den Fidschi-Inseln. Bremen, Verlag des Traktat-Hauses, 1860. Mit Illustrationen im Text und einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Einband an den Kapitalen und Gelenken mit ganz kleinen Schabstellen. Innen stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, wenige Seiten etwas stärker, darunter die Karte von 2 und der Titel von 3.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        English Landscape Scenery: A Series of Forty Mezzotinto Engravings on Steel, by David Lucas. From Pictures Painted by John Constable

      London: Henry G. Bohn. 1855. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover with 1/2 leather boards, 1855, folio, unpaginated, illustrated with 40 mezzotint plates. Book near fine with hint of wear to corners, binding tight, text clean, with handsome gilt to edges of text block. No DJ. THIS LARGE, HEAVY BOOK WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.

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        1. Reise-Tagebuch des Missionars Joh. Aug. Miertsching, welcher als Dolmetscher die Nordpol-Expedition zur Aufsuchung Sir John Franklins auf dem Schiff Investigator begleitete. In den Jahren 1850 bis 1854.

      Verlag der Unitäts-Buchhandlung bei H. L. Menz und in Commission bei E. Kummer in Leipzig, Gnadau 1855 - 8vo. Späterer marmorierter Pappband mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung, 1. Bd.: X, 1 Bl., 196 S. 2. Bd.: 4 Bll., 216 S. 3. Bd.: 4 Bll., 296 S. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte im Anhang und zwei beigebundenen Büchern zur evangelischen Missionsgeschichte in der Südsee. 3 Titel in einem Band. Beigebunden sind: 2. Geschichte der christlichen Missionen auf den Freundschafts- oder Tonga-Inseln. Nebst einer kurzen Geschichte der Wesleyanischen Missions-Gesellschaft. Bremen/Cincinnati, Heyse/Swormstedt und Poe, 1857. Mit Porträt-Frontispiz, Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln, sowie einer gefalt. Karte. 3. Geschichte der christlichen Missionen auf den Fidschi-Inseln. Bremen, Verlag des Traktat-Hauses, 1860. Mit Illustrationen im Text und einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Einband an den Kapitalen und Gelenken mit ganz kleinen Schabstellen. Innen stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, wenige Seiten etwas stärker, darunter die Karte von 2 und der Titel von 3. 1050 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        Australia South Coast. Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer, Surveyed in 1802. By Capt[ai]n Finders R.N. with additions by Conrmp. T. Lipson and from Official Documents.

      Published according to Act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for the Admiralty Charts 31 Poultry 7 11 king St. Tower Hill June 1st Corrections to dec. 68 Jan. 70 1855 - Engraved blueback chart. Dimensions: 970 by 690mm (38.25 by 27.25 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing

      Day and Son, London 1855 - Magnificent publisher's full black paper mache binding heavily formed in relief with red background, both covers and original spine with gilt lettering. A most scarce binding seldom found intact. Illustrated with 28 full-page plates, thirteen of which are chomolithographs. A gorgeous and certainly quirky production in the annals of publisher's bindings. A remarkable, near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Poesias .

      Porto, Sebastião José Pereira, 1855. - 306 pp., (1 l.). Small 8°, contemporary brown quarter calf, flat spine gilt (slight wear). Occasional light foxing, a few tears (including one to title) repaired without loss. Overall in very good condition. Author's presentation inscription at top of title-page to Conselheiro Bartholomeu dos Martyres Dias e Sousa (shaved by the binder). ---- FIRST EDITION of Novaes' first book; a second edition was published in 1856. Innocêncio quotes a contemporary review: "é um poeta satyrico e jocoso, unico no genero entre nós. . . . É o poeta mais querido do povo, que se ri e enthusiasma diante das suas zombarias metricas." In his native Porto, from 1852 to 1855, Novaes (1820-1869) directed the monthly periodical @Bardo, which published poets from the leading edge of the romantic movement, where progressivism and humanitarianism were beginning to replace contemplation and pessimism. This volume includes the poem that introduced @Bardo, and the other poems are in a markedly satirical vein. Novaes emigrated to Brazil in 1858.---- Innocêncio II, 255; IX, 205: without publisher or collation. On the author, see Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (1976), pp. 846-7. NUC: MiU, InU. OCLC: 728319419 (King's College London); cf. 63033066 (the second edition, 1856: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Not located in Porbase, which lists his @Novas poesias, Rio de Janeiro, 1881. Copac adds British Library and repeats King's College London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Monograph of the British Nudibranchiate Mollusca. Seven volume set plus supplementary volume

      London: The Ray Society. G: in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with minor edgewear. Closed tear to front board of volume II. Some browning. Occasional foxing and light marking within. Some pages uncut. 1855. First Edition. Blue cloth spine on grey card boards. 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). [680pp.]. 90 lithographic plates, many hand-coloured. Supplementary volume published in 1910. Plates not paginated in running order. Collation as follows: volume i: 10 plates; vol ii. 13 plates; vol iii. 11 plates; vol IV. 12 plates; vol v: 15 plates; vol vi. 12 plates; vol vii 9 plates; vol viii. 8 plates. .

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        THE LAST OF THE ARCTIC VOYAGES; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance. In search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54.

      London ;- Lovell Reeve 1855 - First Edition. With Notes on the Natural History, by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J.W.Salter, and Lovell Reeve. 2 volumes. Hardback. Demy 8vo. Very Good in original gilt-decorated and lettered navy cloth (a little rubbed) Two folding Maps in end-pocket in facsimile otherwise complete with charts, plates and wood-engraving. xx + 383pps. + ads. (24)pps. / vii + 419pps. Salmon endpapers with original Westleys & Co. London. ticket. (Some foxing, heavy in places.) Inexpensive set of this Classic ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fountain in the courtyard of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul.

      c. 1855 - Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer's credit and title in negative, pasted on original mount. Dimensions: 305 by 255mm. (10 by 11 inches).

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        New York, PRINT, an extremely large fine authentic handcoloured steel engraving of New York by C. Mottram after J. W. Hill

      New York F. & G. W. Smith 1855 - engraved surface measuring approximately 725mm. by 1275 mm. overall measurement with margins and engraved caption 1013 mm. by 1520 mm. a truly magnificent steel engraved panoramic view of New York from the sea depicting sailing ships and steam boats, late impression sometimes known as a "restrike" printed by hand from the original antique steel printing plate made in 1855 and coloured by hand in watercolours, believed to be the largest size engraving ever produced of any subject, In immaculate fresh condition with colours unfaded. John William Hill, 1812 - 1879, a landscape and topographical painter and an aquatint engraver, he was the son of John Hill a skilled London printmaker who emigrated to America. He worked for the New York State Geological Survey. Known for his studies of American cities, as an admirer of John Ruskin, became a leading American Pre-Raphaelite.

      [Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Travels among Alpine scenery / by Dr. Cheever and J.T. Headley

      London : James Blackwood, 1855, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original blind-tooled boards, with a gilt vignette to front panel. Gilt-tooled title to spine. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages; Physical desc. : 396 p. , plates ; 18 cm. Subject: Alps - Description and travel - Travel literature.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      [Tokyo? ca. 1855?] - 24 1/2 x 16 inches. Matted. Old fold lines, some minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Large wood block print, comprised of two sheets, showing the disposition of the Japanese soldiers and ships in preparation for the arrival of Commodore Perry's American fleet, seen sailing into Tokyo harbor at the right side of the image. The top third of the print is comprised of text (in Japanese characters). Three large American ships dominate the right side of the print, while several smaller boats dot the rest of the harbor. The whole is dotted with Japanese characters, denoting various people and places around the harbor. Perry first arrived in Japan on July 8, 1853, with a fleet of four ships, flying his pennant on the steam frigate, Susquehanna. This first visit lasted ten days, and culminated with Perry's presentation of a letter from the President of the United States to the Japanese commissioners on July 14. He then absented himself for seven months, returning on February 11, 1854 for a stay of over four months. He negotiated a treaty opening Japan to trade with the western world, providing for a U.S. consul in Japan, and protecting visiting ships and crews. Perry's visit to Japan remains one of the most important events in the diplomatic history between western and eastern nations. A handsome print, showing the Japanese side of this important historic event.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Dialogue between John Bull and the Czar [and] The Russians Won't Come Out.

      E. Hodges London ca. 1855 - 2 broadsheets (25.5 x 18 and 25.2 x 19 cm). Printed on think paper, two columns; one with small spotting and minor losses. Loose as issued. Uncommon single sheets: charming pieces of British propaganda against the Russians.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:

      London: W.H. Smith and Son, , 1855. with a Review of the Military Operations in the Crimea. Reprinted, by Permission from 'The United Service Magazine.' Small octavo (164 × 97 mm) Original red embossed cloth, title gilt within laurel wreath to the upper board, mid-blue surface-paper endpapers. Die-cut and embossed memorial card "Sacred to the Memory of the Heroes slain in the Battles of Alma, Inkerman & the Eastern War." Very slightly rubbed, mild off-set from the card at the endpapers, but overall a really excellent copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon memorial volume - just 4 copies on OCLC, none in the US, all but the BL copy apparently second editions - this much enhanced by the addition of the extremely attractive card, which, mounted against the blue of the endpapers, gives the impression of a Wedgwood plaque. This copy with the ownership inscription of the Rev. J.N. Dalton, tutor to Queen Victoria's grandsons Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and his younger brother Prince George, Duke of York (afterwards George V). Dalton accompanied them on their world cruise on the Bacchante, later Eddy's governor at Trinity, and his personal chaplain on his ascending to the throne.

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        The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East, from the Departure of Lord Raglan to the Capture of Sevastpol.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - 2 volumes octavo. Original yellow ochre cloth, title lettered in gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards, salmon pink surface-paper endpapers, edvertising to the pastedowns. Slightly rubbed, spines a little dulled, a scatter of foxing, but otherwise an excellent set, unopened, small contemporary ink-stamps - "Heir-loom John Brymer" - to the title pages. First edition. "This narrative of the past campaign in the East records the exciting scenes which I witnessed It makes no pretension to Military criticism" (To the Reader). Woods was special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War, one of the least common accounts of the conflict and here in an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Carus").

      Dresden, 31. März 1855.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Indem ich anbey die Correcturen zurückgehen lasse, kann ich sogleich die Hälfte der Uebersetzung beyfügen, da ich - die Kürze der Zeit bedenkend - Hrn. Dr. Thienemann gleich von dem Duplicat der Correctur das eine (auch corrigirt) zugesendet hatte, damit er nur an die Arbeit gehen möchte, was er denn auch sofort ausgeführt hat. - Ebenso sende ich die D'Altonsche Platte mit, worauf noch ein paar Kleinigkeiten mit Rotstift bemerkt sind, die noch leicht nachgetragen werden können. Die andern Platten sind richtig [...]". - Ohne die erwähnten Korrekturen zu den "Erläuterungstafeln zur vergleichenden Anatomie", die Carus von 1826-55 mit Eduard d'Alton und nach dessen Tod mit A. W. Otto herausgegeben hatte. - Beide Seiten jeweils mit kleinen zeitgenössischen Vermerken; mit kleineren Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        11 tlw. eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Alexandria, 1855-1963.. Zus. 91 S., 8°. u. 4°.. Inhaltsreiche und interessante Briefe, hauptsächlich über geographische und geopolitische Angelegenheiten in Ägypten und anderen Ländern Afrikas. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - Mit einer Beilage. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Essai sur l'Inegalite des Races Humaines.

      Paris & Hanover: Firmin Didot freres & Rumpler, 1853-1855 - 4 volumes, octavo (214 × 128 mm). Contemporary French red quarter morocco, decorative gilt spines, red morocco-grain cloth boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little foxing. All half-titles present. A very attractive set of this very scarce work, according to En francais dans le texte only 500 sets were printed. First edition of Gobineau's magnum opus and a work which made a deep and dark impression on European thought and action, albeit one "quite disproportionate to its scholarly insignificance and inconsequential argumentation" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Gobineau (1816-1882) "proclaimed the theory, since entirely disproved, that "race" is a permanent and immutable phenomenon, and he proclaimed the unchallengeable superiority of the white race over all others (.) This farrago of biological nonsense, wishful romanticism and imperialistic dreams was lapped up eagerly by French and German intellectuals" (PMM). The influence on German thinkers and artists such as Nietzsche and Wagner led to Gobineau's theories feeding down to Hitler and the Nazis. En francais dans le texte 271; Printing and the Mind of Man 335.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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