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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        THE GEOLOGICAL STAIRCASE Containing the Steps of Rock and Floors of Alluvium

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

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        The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports

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

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        The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports

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

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        Buffalo Business Directory, With Alphabetical and Classified Index

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

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        Der ehemalige Schweinach- und Quinzingau. Eine historisch=topographische Beschreibung. Mit einer Zugabe von mehreren Pfarreien des Unterdonau= und Grunzwittigaues, des Dekanates Burghausen und der Pfarrei Untergriesbach.

      Passau, Elsässer und Waldbauer, 1855.. 2. viel vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 16,5 x 11 cm. 2 Bl., 271 S., 357 S., 2 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Rtit.. Vgl. Lentner 10480: "Sehr selten"; nicht bei Pfister. - Mit ca. 100 kurzen Ortsbeschreibungen aus dem ehemaligen Schweinachgau, der große Teile des Bayerischen Waldes bis nach Passau und zur böhmischen Grenze hin umfaßt: Vilshofen, Kinzing, Osterhofen, Ottmaring, Aholming, Moos, Niederaltaich, Hildgardsberg, Reibersdorf, St. Oswald, Zwiesel, Regen, Deggendorf, Plattling usw. Mit Verbesserungen der sinnstörenden Druckfehler und Verzeichnis der benützten Quellen. - Schönes Exemplar.

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

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

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        The Song of Hiawatha

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

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        Australia and its Gold Fields: a Historical Sketch

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

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        ANECDOTES OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE AND HIS TIMES, COMPILED FROM EVERY AUTHENTIC SOURCE

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

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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.

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        DUTCH BIBLE WITH SILVER ORNAMENTS BIBLIA, dat is DIE GANTSCHE HEYLIGE SCHRIFTURE,

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

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        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 Eugénies 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.

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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.

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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 United States Senate, A. D. 1850

      John M. Butler and Alfred Long, Philadelphia 1855 - Lithograph with original hand-coloring. Engraving by R. Whitechurch, after a drawing by P. F. Rothermel. Sheet size: 29 5/8 x 36 3/4". Inventory#: p129pmat.

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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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        Porträtgallerie des steiermärkischen Adels aus der Hälfte des XVIII. Jahrhunderts.

      Vienna, Gerold, 1855. - Large folio. With 50 lithogr. portraits by J. Bauer. Modern half cloth; original wrapper title of the first issue pasted to upper cover. Splendid series of lithographs showing the portraits of noble Styrians as exhibited at Hainfeld castle. - All portraits shown in full figure, with staffage. The original wrapper titles of the issues 2-12 bound at the end. Some foxing. Without the 20 pp. of text, published separately. Wurzbach VII, 275. Schlossar 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF EMINENT SCOTSMEN

      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]

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

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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