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        Kate Aylesford: A Story of the Refugees

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson. (1855). First. First edition. Decorative blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Advertisements in rear. James H. Graff's decorative bookplate on front pastedown, owner's name inked on title and top page fine edges, spine ends and corners a bit worn, still a very good copy. A novel of a Victorian heroine set in the New Jersey Pine Barrens during the Revolutionary War. .

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        The Congressional Globe .: 31ST Congress to the 36TH Congress, 45 Volumes, Incomplete Set

      City of Washington 1855 - All Volumes Hardcover with marbled boards& leather spines. Printed 1850's. Please contact us for a complete list of volumes included in this set. (45 books) Includes Congressional Globes from the 31st Congress through the 36th Congress. Foxing / age tanning throughout. Minor shelf-wear, bumps, worn edges. Condition Considered in Pricing. For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co.. 1855-56. First. First edition. Two large folio volumes. 48.5 cm. Contemporary black half morocco and publisher's decorative gold and blind-stamped cloth boards. Volume one: Engraved vignette title page and 56 hand-colored plates, lacking plate no. 42 (Michigan), else complete; only the last plate (Patagonia) is uncolored. Volume two: Engraved vignette title page and 45 plates, most hand-colored, complete. The exterior binding of both volumes is fair only, with soiling and scuffing to the boards. Volume one, consisting of North and South America, etc., is broken, with age-toning, chipping, and scattered spotting to the text pages. The plates are very good, with scattered spotting, and with fraying, soiling, and small tears to the edges of about half of the plates, that is, to the margins outside of the printed borders. Only the last plate (Patagonia) is good only, with a bit more soiling and fraying to the edges; the rest are very good or better, all excellent impressions, the printing and hand-coloring bright and clean. The second volume, consisting of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceanica, etc., lacks the spine back, and the front board is detached, but the text block is undamaged. The text pages and plates are very good and better, clean and bright, with moderate scattered spotting. .

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      John Murray, London 1855 - Complete in two volumes: Volume I: x (1) 395pp; frontis. + 14 illus., 2 folding. Volume II: vi (1) 372pp + 32p publisher's advertisements; 15 illus., 1 folding (large map of Damascus, properly repaired). Original brown cloth with gilt titles and dec., expertly rebacked, preserving the original spines and end-papers. Some foxing of prelims, minor edgewear to covers, but overall a very nice copy. This is also an association copy in that it was the property of Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906), with signed presentation inscriptions in both volumes from the publisher, John Murray to Tristram, and Tristram's bookplate in each volume. Laid in is a 4p letter, hand-written and signed by the author, J.L. Porter, to Tristram, dated 22 March, 1875, describing to Tristram his latest travels on the Moab Plains in 1874. (Tristram was the author of 'The Land of Israel, A Journal of Travels in Palestine', published in 1855.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1855. 1855 - 16 5/8" x 11 3/4' lithograph image, matted and framed to a 25 1/4" x 21" total size. In 1856, J. H. Colton & Co., issued a Philadelphia commercial edition of its ATLAS OF AMERICA, on the cover of which was stamped "Colton's Atlas With Business Cards of the Prominent Houses in Philadelphia, Commercial Edition." This was an atlas in which the Colton firm sold different size advertisements to be placed within the atlas, so that among the fine maps of North and South America which appeared in all their atlases, this version included numerous advertisements for Philadelphia business firms. Among these was this colorful lithograph of a freight locomotive built by Richard Norris and Son Company of Philadelphia. The freight engine is owned by the Ohio-Indiana Railroad, whose name is positioned in front of the cab. The company's name appears twice on the engine. The print was lithographed by L. Haugg, and printed in color by A. Brett. While the imposing freight locomotive dominates the picture, to the right and in the background is a view of the Norris & Company factory. A bright, colorful, and imposing image of the freight locomotive makes this a highly desirable train print of the leading and largest locomotive manufacturer in the United States, if not the world, during the 1850s. Fine.

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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 Months and Twelve Days.

      The Hakluyt Society, London 1855 - London: The Hakluyt Society, 1855. 8vo. 4pp + [6pp] + xvi + 288pp. 2 b/w plates, 2 folding maps. Original turquoise cloth, very slightly faded, otherwise fine. 17th Century voyages to the Arctic, including Martens¿ important work on Spitzbergen, a translation of La Peyrere¿s "Relation de Groenland," first printed in 1647, and a small tract on Greenland by Pellham from 1630. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, in Three Volumes [1st Edition]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1855 - Octavo. 23cm. Half Leather Hardcover. First Edition. 1855. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. pp. xiv, 388, (iv), 426, (xi), 448. Published 1855-1856. Includes 14 plates, most tinted or in color, and 4 maps/plans (3 fold-out). All three volumes are uniformly bound in marbled boards with green leather on the corners and sides. Raised bands and gilt lettering on the backstrips.Covers worn, with chipping and peeling along edges. Most of the panels are detached (but all are present). Some attempts to repair binding visible on Vol. I. Pages show some occasional notation and marginalia throughout. Frontispiece of Vol.I is loose. Ads removed from the end of Vol. I. Also contains 4 tipped-in hand-drawn maps, inserted by a previous owner. They appear to be tracings or recreations of maps by Johann Burckhardt, swiss explorer and orientalist, of his travels in the same Middle Eastern area, from the first part of the 19th century. Princeton Library bookplates on the front pastedowns. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Groombridge & Sons 1855 - 1st 1855. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Red leather spine and corners. Raised bands and gilt title to spine. Green decorated cloth with gilt vignettes. 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Wear to cover edges; some darkening marks to edges of leather. Front joint is cracked, with some chipping. Some foxing and grubby marks to pages internally, but illustrations are exquisite! [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: ongman Brown Green & Longmans 1855 - 1st edition HB in publisher original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine, original terracotta endpapers and no inscriptions. Minor use/wear only with just a touch of faint minor scattered foxing, mainly to prelims. 426pp. incl. chromo-lithograph colour plate frontispiece, fold-out plan of El Meinah plus 1 further ill - all complete. (15 x 23cm)

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      Henry G. Bohn, London 1855 - .[ VOL. I - xlvii, 768 pgs., VOL. II - xiv, 733 pgs.].TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH EDITIONS WITH VARIATIONS AND ADDITIONS FROM MANY CELEBRATED MSS. BY THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, AN ESSAY ON HIS WORKS, AND A CRITICISM ON HIS HISTORY.BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT, GILT FRAMED COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS IN BOTH VOLUMES.116 WOOD CUTS IN BOTH VOLUMES.HANDSOMELY BOUND IN RED LEATHER WITH DECORATIVE GILT STAMPING, 6 COMPARTMENTS AND 5 RAISED BANDS ON SPINES.GILT ON ALL EDGES.Inscribed to Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield and wife by Sir Francis Beaufort. Inglefield was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and an inventor of the Marine Hydraulic Steering Gear. Sir Beaufort was the creator of the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force and he became the Hydrographer of the British Admiralty.Professionally rebacked.BEAUTIFULLY BOUND SET. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855–6. 3 volumes, octavo, original dark blue cloth, title gilt to spines, decoration to the spines and decorative panels to the boards in black, terracotta endpapers. With 15 plates in all, 5 of which are chromolithographs, including the famous portrait of Burton as "The Pilgrim" mounted as frontispiece to Volume II, 8 single-tint lithographs, an engraved plate of "Bedouin and Wahhabi Heads..." and an engraved plan, together with 2 folding maps and a folding plan. Slight rubbing, spines a little darkened, Volume III slightly mottled on the boards, some discolouration of the endpapers, light marginal browning, occasional foxing to the fore-edge, very slight erosion at the tail edge of the last few leaves of Volume II, but overall a very good set. First edition. Forbidden to non-Muslims, less than half a dozen Europeans were known to have made the hajj, or pilgrimage, to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina and lived, and of those only the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt had left a detailed account. Burton made the pilgrimage in complete disguise as a Muslim native of the Middle East, an exploit of linguistic and cultural virtuosity which carried considerable risk. During the several days that Burton spent in Mecca, he performed the associated rites of the pilgrimage such as circumambulating the Kaaba, drinking the Zemzem water and stoning the devil at Mount Arafat. His resulting book surpassed all preceding Western accounts of the holy cities, made him famous and became a classic of travel literature, described by T. E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value.

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        Manuscript]: The Lone Wanderer: or Joan and the Silver Dove: A Tale of Fairy Land: 1855

      1855 - Holograph Manuscript. Octavo. 42, (2)pp. Ribbon-tied wrappers. Foredge gilt. Beautifully written in blue ink with decorated initials rubricated in red. Small chips to the edges of the wrappers, a pleasing very good or better manuscript. A fairy tale in both prose and verse. Fair knight Joan goes on a long journey looking for truth and a princess, shadowed by fairies. The fairies dose him with poppies, give him sweet dreams, and intimate that he shall find "thy silver dove," the Princess Alethia. Apparently unpublished, the manuscript is accompanied by a 1936 letter from the Library of Congress Copyright Office, replying to an inquiry and stating that the title is not recorded. Additionally none of the word combinations in the title reveal published works in *OCLC* or other comparable sources. A beautifully rendered and complete, unpublished fairy story. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hymenophyllum tunbridgense

      London 1855 - Thomas Moore Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland London: 1855 Pressed Nature Prints 21” x 17” framed From the early fifteenth century onwards experiments with making prints from pressed leaves and flowers were conducted. The first ventures into this technique were relatively simple with the specimen inked and paper laid upon it. Pressure was then applied by hand to gain an impression. This rather crude method was advanced and perfected during the nineteenth century by the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. Plants were now passed under pressure between a lead and a steel plate and an electrotype made, on the lead plate, from the impression. It was this innovative technique that Thomas Moore chose for the creation of the plates in his splendid book, Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. The plates were produced for Moore by Henry Bradbury and are the finest example of nature-printing available. Indeed, Thomas Moore’s book heralded a craze for ferns during the nineteenth century perhaps because of the exquisite delicacy of the images projected.

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        Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography

      J.H. Colton & Co., New York 1855 - First edition. Two large folio volumes. 48.5 cm. Contemporary black half morocco and publisher's decorative gold and blind-stamped cloth boards. Volume one: Engraved vignette title page and 56 hand-colored plates, lacking plate no. 42 (Michigan), else complete; only the last plate (Patagonia) is uncolored. Volume two: Engraved vignette title page and 45 plates, most hand-colored, complete. The exterior binding of both volumes is fair only, with soiling and scuffing to the boards. Volume one, consisting of North and South America, etc., is broken, with age-toning, chipping, and scattered spotting to the text pages. The plates are very good, with scattered spotting, and with fraying, soiling, and small tears to the edges of about half of the plates, that is, to the margins *outside* of the printed borders. Only the last plate (Patagonia) is good only, with a bit more soiling and fraying to the edges; the rest are very good or better, all excellent impressions, the printing and hand-coloring bright and clean. The second volume, consisting of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceanica, etc., lacks the spine back, and the front board is detached, but the text block is undamaged. The text pages and plates are very good and better, clean and bright, with moderate scattered spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years

      London, Smith, Elder, and Co., , 1855. Octavo, original green slub-grained embossed cloth, title gilt to spine. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 7 other similar plates, large folding route map with route marked in red, folding lithographed plan of the Hill Fort Konomah in the Naga Hills. Spine sunned, light damp-mottling to the lower board, a little rubbed, tissue-guards browned, light browning else, a very good copy. First edition. Butler was a major in the Company's 55th Bengal Native Infantry and served as the Principal Assistant to the Governor General on the North East Frontier of Assam. His purpose here is to describe "the habits, customs, and manners of the remaining wild tribes of the hills, viz., Anghamee Nagahs, Kookies, Meekirs, and Rengma Nagahs, with whom a lengthened residence rendered him intimately acquainted." (Preface) Riddick remarks that "His travel adventures are marked by the generic characteristics of an Indian tour: heat, thirst, hunger, wet, cold, illness and mosquito," whilst Czech indicates "a chapter noting the capturing of elephants, with an additional chapter detailing his hunts for buffalo, tiger, and rhinoceros from elephant back."

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        Impressions de voyage. De Paris à Sébastopol.

      Paris, Librairie Nouvelle, 1855 - In-16° ; (2)-VIII-308 pp., demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs, titre or, couv. et dos jaunes imp. cons., rel. mod., bel exemplaire. Manque aux bibliographies idoines, rare. Ouvrage publié et préfacé par Alexandre Dumas. De Marseille à Messine. L’archipel grec. Athènes. L’Hellespont. Constantinople. Varna. Baltchik. Sébastopol. De Kamiesh à Marseille. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grand Traite d'Instrumentation et d'Orchestration modernes. Oeuvre 10me. Contenant: Le tableau exact de l'etendue, un appercu du mecanisme et l'etude du timbre et du caractere expressif des divers instrumens [sic !], accompagne d'un grand nombre d'exemples en partition, tires des Oeuvres des plus Grands Maitres, et de quelques ouvrages inedits de l'Auteur. Nouvelle Edition revue, corrige, augmentee de plusieurs chapitres sur les instruments recemment inventes, et suivie de l'Art du chef d'Orchestre.

      Paris, Schonenberger [1855] (Nr.: S. 996).. 2°. 5 w. Bll., Gest. Tit. m. Vign. u. 312 gest. S., 3 w. Bll. d. Zt. m. Streicheisenverz. u. Tit. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Sprengschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einband berieben, an den Kanten bestoßen; Rü. geblichen u. stellenw. rissig; kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Stempel des Verlagshauses Schonenberger u. alter Namenszug auf Tit., im Text vereinz. gebräunt u. abgegriffen, die tlw. schlecht leserliche Pag. beinahe durchgeh. vom Vorbesitzer m. Bleistift ergänzt; beiliegend 2 Bll. m. Anmerkungen von alter Hand.. Hopkinson 30 B (S. 61 f.); Riemann I, 150 f. (hier 1856). EA. der maßgeblichen zweiten Ausgabe von Berlioz erstmals 1844 erschienenener Instrumentationslehre. Erweitert um die Anhänge 'L'art du chef d'orchestre' u. 'les nouveaux instruments'. B.'s ausführliche theoretische Behandlung der Instrumentierung war das erste Schulwerk dieser Art und wurde 1905 von Richard Strauss überarbeitet. Sie enthält vor allem eine ausführliche Instrumentenkunde, die Tonumfang, Klang und Charakter der Orchesterinstrumente und ihrer einzelnen Register abhandeln, und befasst sich mit der Problematik unterschiedlicher Besetzungen und der Anzahl der Spieler in den einzelnen Gruppen. - B. widmete sein Instrumentations-Lehrwerk dem König v. Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV by Sir John Froissart translated from the French Editions with variations and additions of many celebrated MSS by Thomas Johnes to which are prefixed A Life of the Author, An Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on His History

      Henry G Bohn, London 1855 - Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). . Two complete ex college library volumes in hessian binding with red gilt titled label to spine. Boards of both volumes worn and rubbed but still very secure. Book plate on front paste downs. Both volumes all edges gilt. Vol I - xlvii, 768 pp, 2 illuminated title pages, 33 brightly coloured CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS and 65 text cuts. Vol II - xiv, 733 pp, illuminated title page, 39 brightly coloured CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS and 51 text cuts. Some very light tanning to contents with slightly heavier foxing affecting about 20 pages of vol II otherwise it is very light and sporadic. There is some faint offsetting onto plate guards and some light thumb marks but overall the copies are in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Europe; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 14688. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tidskrift för svenska landtbruket och dess binäringar. Första - Nionde Årgången.

      - Stockholm i Tidskriftens expedition 1855-1863. 4:o. 9 vol. Första årgången 1855; Med 18 plancher och 66 träsnitt. (4),380 s. + 18 litografiska planscher, varav två i färg. Andra årgången 1856; Med 18 pl. och 60 träsn. (6),378 s. + 4 s. bihang + 18 pl. varav en i färg. Tredje årgången 1857; Med 14 pl. och 50 träsn. (6),380 s. + 48 s. bihang + 14 pl. Fjärde årgången 1858; Med 11 pl. och 43 träsn. (6),474 s. + 11 pl. + 8 s. bihang (Förteckning öfver frukt- och park-träd samt bär- och blomster-buskar, törnrosor och perenna växter, m. m. hos K. C. Thorman, Handelsträdgårdsmästare.) Femte årgången 1859; Med 120 träsnitt. (6),282,xcv,(1) s. Sjette årgången 1860; Med 12 pl. och 34 träsn. (6),378,xii s. + 12 pl. Sjunde årgången 1861; Med 12 pl. och 30 träsn. (6),378 s. + 12 pl. Åttonde årgången 1862; Med 2 portr., 12 pl. och 68 träsn. (6),378 s. + 12 pl. och två litograferade porträtt (Edvard Nonnen resp. Johan Theophil Nathhorst). Nionde årgången 1863; (2),378,(4) s. + 12 pl. varav en i färg. Vackra samtida halvskinnband i kalv med rikt guldornerade ryggar. Gröna ryggtiteletiketter. Marmorerade pärmpapper av skiftande sort. Många av planscherna utvikvbara, avbildar bl.a. byggnadsverk, boskapsdjur och lantbruksmaskiner. Planscherna i andra årgången något lagerfläckade i yttermarginalen. Tidningsstämplar i nedre hörn. Titeletiketten till tredje och sjunde årgången med en liten mista i kanten. Något nötta pärmpapper och pärmhörn. 26 x 19 cm. 9 volymer. *Ytterligare en årgång utkom. Häftesomslagen medbundna sist i varje årgång. I slutet finns även medbundet tidningsnotiser och i tredje årgången en förordning samt ett ettbladstryck; Winter-Foder-Ordning för Kor. Stockholm: Henrik And. Nordström, 1832. 2. uppl. 41 x 30 cm. Med en reva i vikningen.[#\1053]

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        Dumbarton Castle.

      - Original pencil sketch fully signed by Cruikshank, dated Sept. 8th 1855. The drawing of the Scottish castle is delicately sketched, with the castle visible at the top of the ancient volcanic plug known as Dumbarton Rock. Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Great Britain, dating back to the late fifth century. The masts of ships on the River Clyde are visible in the foreground. Image size 36.5 x 25.5 cm. Verso has a sketch of "My system of ventilation", with numbered items, and a note "air passing over the ceiling" written at the upper right. George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878) was an internationally renowned English caricaturist and book illustrator, who was England's most popular satirist. Known for his illustrations in the works of Charles Dickens, especially those in Oliver Twist, and for his impartial political satires of Tories, Whigs and Radicals. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        METODO COMPLETO DE PIANO compuesto por. y publicado bajo el nombre de una sociedad de distinguidos pianistas. Grabado y estampado en la calcografía de B. Eslava.

      Antonio Romero, Madrid - 32x25'5, 132p (incl. port. con pequeña mancha de hum, págs. levemente tostadas, merma esquina inferior pp.9-35, afecta en pp-17-18, rasgadura restaurada en p.13), 1 lám. doble pág. Hol. rozada, lomo con dorados y rasgadura. - Primera edición. Fecha de publicación tomada de la BNE. (1855)

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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba

      B. May y Ca., Havana, Cuba 1855 - c. 1855. Title translates in English as "Picturesque Album of the Island of Cuba." 27 chromolithographs, chromolithograph title page, and 2 folding maps, printed in Berlin by Storch & Kramer, Berlin (lithographer). 9.5 x 13.5 inches, each print overall; 5.75 x 8.75 inches, each print image; 11.5 x 15 inches, each map overall. Comprehensive 19th century colorplate travel book in green embossed bindings with rococo title, comprised of 27 handsome chromolithograph views (each within decorative blue border in the baroque taste), a decorative chromolithograph title page with gilt lettering, and two folding black-and-white maps - one of Cuba and the other of Havana. No text, as issued. The views include several of Havana and other port cities from the water, urban landmarks, and scenes of daily life and folk customs in rural villages. Many of the urban views also include people in period dress. Some of the rural scenes also include Afro-Cubans. In addition, there are two maps en suite, one of the Island of Cuba and one of Havana. (See the list of plates and maps below.) The plates are based on paintings made by a French artist who taught at the art academy at Havana, and were printed by Storch & Kramer, one of the leading printing firms specializing in color lithography in mid 19th century Europe. Condition: This book and its prints and maps have recently been completely professionally restored by a bookbinder and paper conservator. Covers very good with the usual overall light toning, soiling wear. Spine replaced. The prints and maps are now loose in the original binding. The binding has been enhanced by the bookbinder with the addition of a pocket formed of three internal flaps to hold the prints in place when the book is on a shelf. The prints are conveniently viewable in this format, and some or all can be removed for framing, as desired, or left entirely or partially in book form. Prints are very good with the usual overall light toning and wear -- each has been cleaned and deacidified. The toning of the paper varies for each print, from whiter to creamier. They have some scattered light browning, foxing, handling, soiling, smudges, etc., mostly confined to the margins and not obtrusive. Some short tears to the margins of various prints, all restored. Margins of title page reduced, but still ample, and now mounted on archival sheet the same size as the prints, thereby recreating the margins and restoring two marginal tears. Maps fold as issued, now backed on Japanese paper to strengthen and restore wear and minor openings and losses at folds and marginal chips. Tissue guards lacking. More images and information available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Little Friends and Other Stories

      [London]: T. Nelson and Sons. [circa 1855]. First. First edition. 32mo. 32pp. Frontispiece lithograph in sepia. Glazed wrappers embossed in gilt with engraved illustration in purple on front wrap. Slight rubbing, near fine. Four children's stories, one is signed "X.X.", another is signed "Cousin Kate". OCLC maintains a record, but lists no physical copies. .

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        Rundgemälde von Wien und dessen Umgebung aufgenommen nächst der Spinnerin am Kreuz und nächst der Villa am Laaerberge.

      [Vienna, J. B. Gregosch / J. Höfelichs Wwe., 1855]. - Six-leaf panoramic view. Toned lithograph in contemp. colour, c. 205 x 660 mm each. Matted individually. Splendid, coloured circular panorama of Vienna, measuring roughly four metres in length. - Plate 1: Spinnerin am Kreuz/Arsenal. Plate 2: Penzing/Leopoldsberg. Plate 3: Kalksburg/Schönbrunn. Plate 4: Rothneusiedl/Rodaun. Plate 5: Schwechat/Laxenburg/Oberlaa. Plate 6: Simmeringer/Schwechat. Gregosch taught at the Budapest School of Arts and Crafts and was one of the illustrators of "Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild" (cf. Th./B.). - Extremely rare, especially when complete and in colour: the copy in the Wienmuseum and that in the Eckl collection are both uncoloured. Nebehay/Wagner II, 208 . Eckl coll. 869. Thieme/Becker XIV, 582.

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        Presentation Notebook" or "Folio" Bearing the Coat-of-Arms of the United Kingdom

      Paris 1855 - This "Presentation Notebook" or "Folio", for want of a more specific name for it, is an exquisite example of French decorative binding, bearing on the front board the coat-of-arms of the United Kingdom, with its two mottos, "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" (or "Shame to whoever thinks ill" or "Evil to he who thinks evil", etc.) and "Dieu et Mon Droit" (or "God and my right", and more loosely, "God is behind me"). The emblem is blindstamped and richly hand-colored, and further spectacular ornamental work frames it as well as the golden crown on the rear board. This unique folder was allegedly a gift by Louis Napoleon to a member of the Royal party during the state visit of the Queen in 1855 in conjunction with the Exposition Universelle, or the first major world's fair, held in Paris, after the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851. Inside the endpapers are a silk moire and then the leaves are held in place by a silk ribbon. There are four sheets of fine paper, making 16 pages or sides, and a pink outer sheet. On four of the pages in the top corner are tinted images of four Paris monuments: Palais des Tuileries (the Louvre), Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Madeleine. The Notebook measures 8.5 by 5.5 inches, or 21 by 13 cm. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le cuisinier et le médecin et le médecin et le cuisinier ou Le cuisinier médecin et le médecin cuisinier ou l'art de conserver et rétablir sa santé par une alimentation convenable. Guide indispensable à toutes les personnes qui veulent connaître leur tempérament, le gouverner en santé ou en maladie, selon les règles de l'hygiène suivi d'un Livre de cuisine d'économie domestique et d'hygiène alimentaire appliquée selon les divers tempéraments.

      L. Curmer 1855 - - L. Curmer, Paris 1855, 15,5x24,5cm, relié. - Deuxième tirage. Reliure en demi chagrin menthe, dos à quatre nerfs comportant de légères éraflures sans gravité orné de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc sur une coupe. Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice et d'un faux-titre illustré et comportant des vignettes in-texte. Exemplaire bien complet de son guide des consommateurs in-fine et imprimé sur papier jaune. Légères piqûres sur les gardes, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic], Missouri, and Nebraska

      New York: J. H. Colton and Company, 1855. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hard Cover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Title continued: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State and Territory; and Containing The Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied with a Large and Minute map, Exhibiting the Township Lines of the United States' Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, and the Position of Cities, Villages, and Settlements, Etc. Etc. Complete. 89 pages plus 35-page catalog at rear. Map present and firmly attached. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with an occasion finger smudge. Some minor foxing at edge of text block. Owner's info inside front cover. Ink note on the front free endpaper, "Map Exhibiting the Section of Railroad Centering at Milwaukee with the connections with the East & the great Northern Road - Milwaukee Sentinel Extra." The map (approximately 26" x 21") by Smith is in nice shape; bright and colorful; missing a 1" triangular piece at right border. Cover has some minor wear and soiling. Gilt debossed title and decoration is somewhat faded but still legible.

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        J. Siebmacher`s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in Verbindung mit mehreren neu herausgegebenen und mit historischen, genealogischen und heraldischen Notizen begleitet. Sechster Band. Erste Abtheilung: Abgestorbene Bayrische Adels-Geschlechter. Sechster Band. Zweite Abtheilung: Abgestorbene Schwäbische Adels-Geschlechter. Sechster Band.Dritte Abtheilung: Abgestorbene Tiroler Adels-Geschlechter. Ergänzungen und Nachträge zum Bayerischen Adel. Grund-Saeze der Wappenkunst.

      Verlag von Bauer und Raspe, Besitzer Julius Merz. Nürnberg 1855. - FL5316 27 cm x 21 cm. Brauner Originalhalblederband mit schwarzem Bezug. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel mit vier goldverzierten Bünden. Buchrücken unten 1,5 cm angeplatzt. Stoffbezug an Ecken und Kanten etwas angerissen und berieben. Auf dem Innendeckel vorn: Ex Libris Wilhelmi van Eys Amstelodam und Ex Libris Dr. E. A. van Berestayn von GR (?) sowie Vorbesitzernamenszug AED Hartmann. Auf dem Vorsatz vorn mit Stempel "Afgevoerd C. B. v. Genealogie ts. Gravenhage 55" sowie weitere Anmerkungen. Zur Collation der einzelnen Abtheilungen: Sechster Band, erste Abt: 1 Seite Schmutztitel, 1 Blatt Titel, 26 Seiten, 22 Tafeln. Sechster Band, zweite Abt.: 1 Blatt Titel, S. 9-16 (entgegen der Paginierung, aufgeführte Adelsgeschlechter Schwaben alphabetisch Aa bis Zz enthalten) weiterführende Paginierung incl. Titelblatt: Sechster Band, dritte Abt., bis Seite 24, Tafel 1-8, Tafel 1-6. Ergänzungen und Nachträge: 49 Seiten incl. Titelblatt, 3 Seiten Ergänzungen, 36 Tafeln. Grund- Saeze der Wappenkunst: 1 Blatt Titel, 2 Seiten Vorwort, 50 Seiten, XIV Tafeln. Im Innenbereich durchgehend teils stärker fleckig, sonst vollständiges und gutes Exemplar. Collationiert. Umfangreiche Wappenkunde, teils sehr seltene nicht mehr existierende Adelsfamilien. 2000

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        Israel Potter . His Fifty Years Exile

      G. P. Putnam, New York 1855 - Published by G. P. Putnam in 1885, mixed state bound in the uncommon red cloth binding. First letters to spine titling ornamented but the heading for Chapter Fourteen correctly reading ' XIV '. A very gooid copy with wear to the spine ends and a small unobtrusive perforation to the rear gutter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Madrid: Imprenta de la real Audiencia de la Historia, 1851-1855. - Four volumes. cxii,632,[1]pp. plus five plates; vii,511,[2]pp. plus three plates (two of which are folding maps); viii,651,[2]pp. plus two plates (of which one is a map); viii,619,[2]pp. plus five plates (of which one is a color folding map). Half titles. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary tree calf, raised bands, neatly rebacked with original gilt spines laid down, gilt morocco labels. 20th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper of the first volume and half title of the fourth volume. Plates slightly browned and foxed, text generally clean. A very good set. The first complete edition of Oviedo, publishing much of the manuscript for the first time, and containing the first full-length printing of the sections originally published in Spain in 1526, 1535, and 1547. "Contains so much material not included in the original Spanish editions.that it may properly be included in this compilation as a new work" - Howes. Edited by Jose Amador de los Rios, this comprehensive edition also adds maps, a bibliography, and an excellent biography of Oviedo. Palau characterizes this edition as "magnifica en todos conceptos, tanto por el merito historico y literario como por la presentacion nitida y correcta." Oviedo's account of events differs considerably from that of Las Casas; indeed, the two found themselves on opposite sides in many matters, including the debate concerning the nature and rights of the Indians. A Spanish official and courtier, Oviedo proved to be an acute observer of the natural history of the New World. He spent almost twenty years in Panama, Colombia, and on Hispaniola, and observed with great interest the Indians and the animal and vegetable life of the new lands. To him we owe the first extant descriptions of many New World species, as well as the best picture of what the New World was like in the early 1500s. "This is the source from which most literary writers have drawn their accounts of the early occurrences in the New World" - Church. GRIFFIN 2088. PALAU 89532. SERVIES 3686. HOWES O159. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2870. LeCLERC 433. GRAFF 3147. SABIN 57990.

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        San Francisco

      New York 1855 - Charles Meryon “San Francisco” New York: 1855 Etching 10” x 39 1/2”; 18” x 48” framed

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        Manuscript Poem "To Annie", as found in an Autograph Album, together with Tenting on the Old Camp Ground [Book]. MANUSCRIPT POEM OF CIVIL WAR POET

      J. C. Riker. New York 1855 - Autograph Album: Original full black leather binding, gilt lettering and design at spine and front cover. Octavo. Ownership signature in calligraphy of Annie E. Fairfield of the Merrimak Normal Institute. Collection of poetry of classmates at the M. N. Institute of Merrimack, New Hampshire, during the year 1855. Includes an original signed poem by Walter Kittredge, "To Annie", written well before the author became one of the most famous Civil War songwriters. The poem is nine lines including title and is dated and signed by Walter Kittredge of "Reeds Ferry". It reads as follows: To Annie / May virtue light thy way through life / Each fleeting hour cheer / Sustain and comfort thee when sad / And drive away each fear / As brightly shines the evening star / May heaven illume thy way / and sorrow find no access thee / or cause a gloomy day. Kittredge would go on to write Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground, one of the best remembered of all Civil War songs and was given voice by weary soldiers of both northern and southern troop camps. It has been written that commanders unsuccessfully tried to ban the song, so that the lively singing would not give away their location to the enemy. During the fall of 1857 Kittredge traveled throughout the Northeast and along the Connecticut River with Joshua Hutchinson of the famous Hutchinson Family Singers. The Civil War was in full development by 1863 when he received notice that he had been drafted to serve in the army and must report at once to Concord, New Hampshire. The night before he left a song began to take form. The music and words of Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground came together that night. Not a word or a note was ever changed later. Kittredge took his song to the Oliver Ditson Company, a Boston publisher and offered to sell it for fifteen dollars. He was told it was too sad and sentimental and that there was nothing to it. After Ditson was convinced to purchase the song by one of the Hutchinsons, within six months after the song's premier over ten thousand copies of the Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground had been sold. Over his career he wrote over 500 songs, many of them dealing with themes of the American Civil War. Autograph material by the poet is extremely scarce in nature. The autograph book also contains a poem by Luther Kittredge, Walter's younger brother. Includes a signed and inscribed copy of: Tenting on the Old Camp Ground. Boston: Joseph Kinght Company (1893). Early Printing. Octavo. Bound in stiff pink, 'plastic-like' wrappers that is stamped: 'Pat'd September 19, 1893'. Front free endpaper is incribed: "Compliments / of the Author / Walter Kittredge / Reeds Ferry / N. H." Both items in Very Good condition, some modest wear to leather edges of autograph album, book with string binding in need of relacing. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Linz u. Aussee, 1855-1857.. Zus. 14 S., 8°.. Über den Freiherrn von Zedlitz u.a. - Der Vater der geb. Emilie Henriette Adelheid von Gerschau (Pseudonym Ernst Ritter), Freiherr von Gerschau, "war ein unehelicher Sohn des kurländischen Herzogs Peter von Biron und russischer Generalkonsul in Kopenhagen. Emilie wurde am Hof ihrer Tante, der Herzogin Wilhelmine von Sagan, aufgezogen und erhielt dort die bestmögliche Erziehung und Bildung. 1822 lernte sie August Daniel von Binzer kennen, der einer Einladung ihrer Tante zu einer literarisch-musischen Veranstaltung im Schloss gefolgt war. Nach ihrer Hochzeit noch im selben Jahr lebte das Ehepaar u. a. in Venedig, Köln, Leipzig (wo August Daniel von Binzer als Redakteur für die "Zeitung für die elegante Welt" arbeitete), kurz in Augsburg und schließlich übersiedelte die Familie 1845 nach Wien. Die Dame des Hauses führte, so wie bereits zuvor in Leipzig, einen biedermeierlichen Salon, in dem Künstler, Literaten und Politiker ein und aus gingen. Das mit Freiherr von Zedlitz befreundete Ehepaar beschloss an einem österreichischen Alpensee gemeinsam ein Haus zu bauen. Die Wahl fiel auf Altaussee, wo im Jahr 1847 mit dem Bau des "Seehauses" (später "Parkhotel") begonnen wurde. Im Jahr 1848 folgte das Ehepaar Adalbert Stifter nach Linz, wo sie im Winter das Eckhaus Promenade - Klammstraße bewohnten, im Sommer aber in Altaussee lebten. Ihr Salon wurde hier der Treffpunkt der Linzer Gesellschaft sowie gehobener Wiener Gäste. Emilie von Binzer schrieb einige Werke, welche auch am Burgtheater aufgeführt wurden und stand Erzherzog Maximilian literarisch beratend zur Seite. Dieser besuchte sie noch kurz vor seiner Abreise nach Mexiko und sie erhielt nach seiner Hinrichtung einen Abschiedsbrief. Nachdem 1868 ihr Gatte und auch Adalbert Stifter verstorben waren übersiedelte sie zu einem ihrer Söhne nach München, wo sie im 90. Lebensjahr verstarb" (Wikipedia). - 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. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        The Music Master, a Love Story. And Two Series of Day and Night Songs

      London: G. Routledge & Co., 1855.. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 221, (3) pp. Publisher's blue blindstamped cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, the inscription "From the publisher's by direction of the Author" to the head of the title page. Sometime recased, a very attractive copy of a scarce title. 9 wood cut plates, 7 designed by Arthur Hughes, 1 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and by John Everett Millais. A key Pre-Raphaelite works featuring the first book illustration by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, having only published a handful works of poetry or prose prior to this. Rossetti, p. 41.

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        Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years.

      London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1855 - Octavo, original green slub-grained embossed cloth, title gilt to spine. Spine sunned, light damp-mottling to the lower board, a little rubbed, tissue-guards browned, light browning else, a very good copy. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 7 other similar plates, large folding route map with route marked in red, folding lithographed plan of the Hill Fort Konomah in the Naga Hills. First edition. Butler was a major in the Company's 55th Bengal Native Infantry and served as the Principal Assistant to the Governor General on the North East Frontier of Assam. His purpose here is to describe "the habits, customs, and manners of the remaining wild tribes of the hills, viz., Anghamee Nagahs, Kookies, Meekirs, and Rengma Nagahs, with whom a lengthened residence rendered him intimately acquainted." (Preface) Riddick remarks that "His travel adventures are marked by the generic characteristics of an Indian tour: heat, thirst, hunger, wet, cold, illness and mosquito," whilst Czech indicates "a chapter noting the capturing of elephants, with an additional chapter detailing his hunts for buffalo, tiger, and rhinoceros from elephant back." Czech p.38; Riddick, 79; Yakushi, B313a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De volken van den aardbodem volgens hunne afstamming, verwantschap en eigenaardigheden in regeringsvorm, godsdienst, zeden, gewoonten en kleederdragt. Uit het Hoogduitsch door M.J. van Oven. (Compleet in 2 delen).

      Gouda, Van Goor, 1855. - 2 delen. Groot 8vo. 476;360 pp. Compleet met 120 platen (met de hand gekleurd en afgewerkt met arabische gom) van mensen in nationale of plaatselijke klederdrachten. Reg. Lijst van intekenaren. Gebonden. Oorspr. groen linnen met goudversiering op voorplatten en ruggen. Fraai ex. (Tekst hier en daar iets verbruind; de platen zijn bijzonder fraai gekleurd en opmerkelijk fris en vlekkeloos bewaard gebleven).

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Pesth - Ofen".

      . Stahlstich m. Bordüre n. u. v. Eltzner b. Payne, um 1855, 22 x 36. Nicht bei Nebehay - Wagner. - Eindrucksvoller Blick auf die Doppelstadt Ofen und Pest. - Mit dem Or.- Textblatt.

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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.

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        Freuden Adresse der Land und Wald Gemeinden des Bezirkes Mödling. (Handschrift anlässlich der Geburt von Erzherzogin Sophie Friederike).

      (Mödling 1855 - (Mödling 1855). 2°. Gestochener Titel, (32) Blatt, Goldschnitt. Rotes Samt mit Goldfileten. Unikat anlässlich der Geburt der ersten Tochter von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. und Kaiserin Elisabeth wurden in den Gemeinden Blätter aufgelegt, in denen sich die Bewohner handschriftlich eintragen konnten. Diese Blätter sind hier zusammengefasst und wurden so dem Kaiserpaar als Huldigung dargebracht. 'Als des Geschützes Donner und der Jubelruf der Kaiserstadt uns die himmelfrohe Kunde brachte, es habe unsere allgeliebte Landesmutter Euer Majestät und unserm gottgefälligen Vaterlande eine Prinzessin geboren, da zog die Freude auch bei uns in jedes Haus, in die letzte ärmste Waldhütte ein, wonnetrunken eilten wir alle in das Gotteshaus, legten die Freudenthräne die in unserm Auge zitterte als Dankesopfer am Altar des Herren nieder und betheten ." Mit sehr zahlreichen Signaturen vertreten sind die Bürger der Orte Mödling, Anningerforst, Gaaden, Biedermannsdorf, Hinterbrühl, Vorderbrühl-Klausen, Brunn, Enzersdorf, Gießhübel, Grub, Gumpoldskirchen, Guntramsdorf, Inzersdorf, Kaltenleutgeben, Laxenburg, [Wiener] Neudorf, Perchtoldsdorf, Rodaun, Siebenhirten, Sittendorf, Sparbach, Stangau, Sulz, Vösendorf und Weißenbach. Lose im Block, Lagerspuren. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Within and Without: a dramatic poem

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855. Octavo. Original brown morocco-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, sides with thick-and-thin border blocked in blind, reddish brown endpapers. In a cloth folding case, black spine label lettered in gilt. Skilfully recased, inner hinges restored, a good copy. First edition of the author's first book, presentation copy to Charles Kingsley, inscribed by MacDonald in ink at the head of the title: "The Reverend Charles Kingsley With much honour from George MacDonald." An excellent association copy, bringing together the only two significant writers of Christian fantasy in the Victorian period. Kingsley recognised the newcomer's talent immediately, writing back to MacDonald in approbation after receiving this copy (see Robert Lee Wolff, George MacDonald; the Golden Key). Though demonstrating that MacDonald had obvious failings as a dramatist, the book announced his lyrical talent and won, as well as Kingsley's approval, "the appreciation of Tennyson and the intense admiration of Lady Byron, who became at once one of MacDonald's closest friends and supporters" (ODNB).

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        Voyage au lac Supérieur. Extrait des Annales des Mines, tome VII, page 173.

      Paris, Dalmont, 1855. 1855 - 1 vol. in-8° (228 x 137 mm.) de : (2) ff., 159, (1) pp. 4 planches depliante dont 2 cartes en couleurs. Brochage éditeur de papier brun, imprimé. Edition originale de cet ouvrage de Louis-Edouard Rivot (1820-1869), professeur à l'École des Mines de Paris. En 1853, il succède à Ebelmen dans la chaire de Docimasie. Rivot s'est également intéressé avec succès à la métallurgie et aux exploitations de mines, non seulement d'un point de vue scientifique et didactique, mais aussi d'un point de vue pratique : il fut conseiller de la Compagnie de Vialas et Villefort, dont il a amené les exploitations de plomb à une prospérité remarquée. A deux reprises, il se rendit aux mines de cuivre et d'argent du lac Supérieur, aux États-Unis. Tous les travaux de L.E. Rivot furent publiés soit dans les Annales des mines, soit dans les Annales de physique et de chimie ; les uns se rapportent à la métallurgie, à la description et à l'exploitation des gîtes métalliques et à la préparation mécanique des minerais, les autres à la chimie analytique. Cet ouvrage fut réédité dans son "Traité de métallurgie" consacré à l'étude des métaux contenant un grand nombre d'observations neuves et d'une grande précision, recueillies dans ses nombreux voyages en France, en Allemagne, en Hongrie et en Amérique. 1 vol. 8vo. 4 folding plates (2 coloured maps). Sewed. First edition of this study of metal undertaken around the Upper Lake by the French scientist L.E. Rivot (1820-1869). Sabin 71695. Howes R330 ("b" rating). Can. Arch. I, 2502. Gagnon I, 3036. Not in T.P.L., Dionne, Amtmann, or Lande. "Extrait des Annales des mines, tome VII, page 173".

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        Naval Commander Who Prevented Filibustering Expedition against Mexico, and Then Captured Slave Ships and Freed over 1,350 Slaves

      Norfolk, Virginia 1855 - Manuscript Letter Signed, U.S.S. Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, April 4, 1855, to Mid. John Walker, U.S.N. 1 p. Transcript"United States Ship PortsmouthNorfolk, Va., April 4th, 1855Sir, Be assured that it affords me the highest pleasure, upon the termination of this cruise to inform you of the approbation I feel at your conduct official and personal during the period you have been under my command. You have in all my observations shown a strong desire to improve yourself in those qualifications essential to an officer, and your present competency in navigation, seamanship, gun practice &c is successful evidence of the benefit of application. Continue in the same course of personal and professional conduct and I prognosticate that I heart-ily desire, an elevated reputation in the service to which you are attached. Truly Your Friend, Tho. A. Dornin CommanderTo Mid. John J. Walker U.S.N."Historical BackgroundDornin prevented an invasion of Mexican territory by William Walker's expedition in 1851 and he freed 40 Americans who were chained and double ironed in the hold of a schooner in Mazatlan. Later, off the coast of Africa he captured two slave vessels with over 1,350 slaves onboard, and landed them safely at Liberia.Thomas Aloysius Dornin (ca. 1800-1874), born in Ireland, was appointed as a lieutenant in the United States navy in 1825. He spent several years in the Pacific aboard a sloop-of-war before eventually being appointed to the command of a store ship on the fitting out of the South Sea exploring expedition. While in command of the Shark, in the Pacific, he was commissioned commander (1841) and given charge of the sloop Dale, which he brought home from a cruise in 1843. In 1851 he sailed in command of the Portsmouth, and during his cruise he was ordered to charter one of the Panama steamers and endeavor to prevent the invasion of Mexican territory by William Walker's expedition. In the execution of this design he was completely successful. After discharging his steamer he visited Mazatlan, where he found forty American citizens, who had been peaceably doing business in Guaymas, closely packed in the hold of a schooner, doubly ironed, and chained to the bottom of the vessel. Captain Dornin at once demanded of the governor their immediate release, and after considerable delay that official finally complied. Dornin then sailed for Acapulco, where he learned that a Mexican war vessel had declared a blockade and driven off U. S. mail steamers. He pursued and overhauled the vessel, and notified her commander that such proceedings were in violation of a special treaty between the United States and Mexico. The Mexicans, after making a written protest, abandoned the blockade. After being commissioned as captain (1855), and while in command of the San Jacinto, Dornin captured two slave vessels on the coast of Africa with over 1,350 slaves on board, and landed them safely in Liberia [the brigantine Storm King, of New York, August 21, 1860; and the brig Bonita, October 10, 1860]. During the civil war he was promoted to the rank of commodore on the retired list (16 July 1862), and at its close was placed in charge of the fifth lighthouse district.

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        SPEECH delivered at the Meeting of the ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ASSOCIATION

      1855 - London: Effingham Wilson, 1855. Original printed self-wrappers. First Edition of this speech Dickens gave to the Administrative Reform Association. Dickens was a founding member of this organization that lambasted the government for its indifference to the plight of the common man.~[Dickens] was unable to be present when [Austen Henry] Layard addressed a meeting at Drury Lane on June 20th, but he was entirely in accord with what Layard said. The evidence of government blue books, Layard charged, revealed "records of inefficiency, records of indifference to suffering, records of ignorance, records of obstinacy," that were a shame to the nation. The Civil Service was grossly overstaffed with men busy making work for each other. Lord Palmerston, personally, he denounced for an attitude of levity toward the sufferings of the people.~Stung by the attack, Lord Palmerston retorted with a sneer about "the private theatricals at Drury Lane." And Dickens, fired with indignation, determined that such a creature "as this Lord Palmerston" must have it rung "into his soul (or what stands for it) that the time for Dandy insolence is gone for ever." At a second Drury Lane gathering on the 27th. [Johnson]~It is said that the mood Dickens exhibited giving this address mirrored the mood of the novel he was then writing -- NOBODY'S FAULT (the name was changed just before publication to LITTLE DORRIT).~This copy properly reads "eighteen hundred" on the first page of text, which means that it is not the very first (and very scarce) issue; however this copy does not have the printer Rickerby mentioned on the title page -- his name was added to only the latest issues. In our experience, this mixed issue is the one usually encountered -- though any issue in original wrappers is quite uncommon. Just a bit of soil on the (blank) rear cover, otherwise this copy is fine. Podeschi B237; Eckel p. 235. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Illustrated Manual of Operative Surgery and Surgical Anatomy

      H. Bailliere, J. B. Bailliere, New York, London, Paris 1855 - A very good hardcover copy, this was the surgery manual used during the U.S. Civil War. Translated from the original french, edited, and with additions for the American edition. Designed to serve as a compantion to ordinary surgical texts. Covers have some rubbing and scuffs. Former owner's name on inside cover. Well-illustrated with many plates, including fold outs. No marking on pages, occasional moisture mark or light soiling. Truly excellent condition for its age. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Medical; Inventory No: 012124. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Chemistry Theoretical and Practical

      John W. Parker & Son, London 1855 - A 2 vol. set in calf leather. Absolutely stunning. Full red leather set with magnificent gilt decoration to the boards and spine. Gilt dentells. Mild wear to the corners of both volumes. Five raised bands with gilt title & decorations. AEG Vol. 1 1885, 428 pages. Vol 2 1856, 733 pages. A rare 1st edition.SIGNED BINDING by HAYDAY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1855.. Three volumes. 120 colored lithographic plates (three tinted frontispieces finished by hand, 117 handcolored plates), by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, most after Charles Bird King. Contemporary American red morocco gilt, covers elaborately blocked with a paneled design including arabesque corner pieces of stylized foliage, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with an overall design of small tools, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g. Extremities slightly scuffed. Text lightly browned as usual, occasional light finger soiling. Very good. The third octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format produced in 1836-44. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and coloring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA... has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of American Indians. The portrait plates are based on paintings by artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. HOWES M129. SABIN 43411 (1854-56 ed. with 221 plates). BENNETT, p.79 (ref). FIELD 992. SERVIES 4028. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 53 (first octavo ed). McGRATH, p.206.

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