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        American Country Life. May Morning

      Currier & Ives, New York 1855 - An idyllic scene of a successful American gentlemen, his wife and family in the country on a fine May morning, from an original by Fanny Palmer. 'A scene set before a country house. The building has a square tower, a canopied balcony, and arched windows. A lawn slopes down to a stone fence with a gate in it, in front of which in the foreground a man and boy looking at each other are riding on a brown horse and a white pony respectively. The sea is dotted with ships in the far right background' (Gale). Conningham 121; Gale 134. Lithograph, coloured by hand. (Two small tears to blank margins).

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And other Authentic Documents. By James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen. London. Published by James Wyld. Charing Cross East & Model of the Earth, Leicester Sq.

      James Wyld, (1855), London: - Dissected map mounted on linen. With green buckram end boards, and stored in a green cloth slip case with engraved title piece on cover and title on spine. With 68 counties in New South Wales; includes what was later to become Queensland; 25 counties in Western Australia (called "New Holland"); 6 counties in South Australia; 24 counties in Victoria; and 11 counties in Van Diemen's Land, all numbered. Three states have borders: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia; inset of Van Diemen's Land lower right, insert of the world lower left. Gold discoveries are recorded in dark yellow. Pacific currents are denoted with arrows. Includes the expedition routes of Sturt (1845), Mitchell (1835), and Sturt and Hume (1829). Also includes "Mr. Cunningham was killed here" and "Milmeridun Burying Ground". Steel engraving with period outline color. 82 x 55.5 cm. Slight brown toning, otherwise in very good condition. Tooley 1385. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        SPEECH Of CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ., Delivered at the Meeting of the Administrative Reform Association, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wednesday, June 27, 1855

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

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        Eglises, places publiques, Rues, Monumens. Collection des gravures. [Verso: Album-Souvenir].

      [Vienna, c. 1855]. - Small oblong 8vo (145 x 105 mm). 24 views engraved in steel (87:50 mm each) laid down on decorated backing paper. Original coloured portfolio. Both series of these charming views, probably printed by A. Payne, all mounted on the original backing paper and stored within the perfectly preserved original moirée portfolio printed in blue and gold. The unnumbered engravings, all with captions below, are individually laid down on toned slips of paper with ornamental and figural decoration (each with slight design variations) and bear no reference to printer, artist, or publisher. Apart from the conventional sights of Vienna, the present series features views of the Südbahnhof, the Polytechnical Institute, the Neue Markt and Casino, the Paradiesgarten, the Villa Metternich, the Ferdinandsbrücke with Jägerzeile, and the inn "Zum goldenem Lamm", all perfect as issued; the view of Lobkowitzplatz alone is somewhat shaded with dust towards the edges. Nebehay/Wagner follow the copy of the Vienna City Library in dividing the whole into two series of twelve views each (all present here). No further copy could be traced through library or collection catalogues; merely Gilhofer offered 12 views of the present series in its 1983 centenary catalogue (100 Jahre Gilhofer: Österreich, Geographie, Topographie und Geschichte in illustrierten Werken, no. 142 [with full-page illustration]: "Von großer Seltenheit".) Nebehay/Wagner III, 791. Not in Mayer, Eckl, etc.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph letter signed to 'Monsieur', in French with translation, (1795-1860, wife of Willem II of the Netherlands, youngest daughter of Tsar Paul I)

      1855 - saying "it is impossible to read the letter and enclosed piece that you have just sent me without feeling emotion. Sentiments so true and so nobly expressed do one good", and thanking him "for sharing them with me with such speed", crowned 'A', 1 side 8vo black-edged, B[erlin], 26th May (Western calendar), 14th May (Russian calendar) The writer's last surviving brother, Nicholas I, had died on 18th February 1855. She married the then Prince of Orange in the year after Waterloo, in which he led the Belgian and Dutch troops.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        Allosorus crispus, Pl. VIII

      London 1855 - Thomas Moore (1821-1887) was an English gardener and botanist and studied ferns and fern allies from the British Isles. He served at curator of the Society of the Apothecaries Garden from 1848 to 1887 and in 1855 published “The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland.” This pressed nature print from “The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland,” titled, Allosorus crispus, Pl. VIII, measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with few small foxing marks along the edges. The green coloring of this press is vibrant and finely details the fern and the root system. 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. Thomas Moore’s book heralded a craze for ferns or “pteridomania” during the nineteenth century perhaps because of the exquisite delicacy of the images projected. In 1907, the Thomas Moore Fernery was built on the site of his original garden.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokees and the Author

      D. Appleton and Co., New York 1855 - Reddish brown cloth with gilt title "Georgians" on spine. Spine has been rebacked with most of original spine laid down. New endpapers, but everthing else is as original. Presentation on second free endpaper has faded and is difficult to read. On back of this endpaper is the name, in pencil, Robert G. Stephens, and the notation "bought at Administrator's Sale of library of A. W. Stephens, 1944." This copy may have belonged to Alexander W. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy. The covers have edge and corner wear along with some aging. The interior pages have some light toning but the book is square and the binding is secure. Nice, lightly restored copy. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 587 +ads pages; One of the basic works about the development of Georgia. Gilmer was not happy with this edition and hand corrected some of the copies that he gave to friends. This is not one of his edited copies but, nonetheless, a very attractive first edition. DeRenne II 571, Georgiana 42, Howes G 186 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Ridge Books]
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        LAC LEMAN VEVEY Et Ses Environs, Dessinés d'aprés nature et Lithographiés Par J. Jacottet. Figures par Bayot

      Blanchoud, Edit. a Vevey - Hardcover. Fine diamond patterned dark slate grey cloth covered boards, blindstamped with multiple ruled borders containing an elaborately scrolled floral reserve, plain to the lower board, and the upper with gilt stamped title. Corners and tail of spine lightly bumped, and corner of head of spine with rubbed spot. General light rubbing to all edges including hinges. Internally bright, fresh and clean. Thin card title page, with Imp. Lemercier Paris toward lower edge, below title. Twelve tissue protected 109 x 157 printed area lithographs, each enclosed in thin border headed Lac Leman, with location below; majority two colour. Some fox spots to tissues; rare to plates. 1. Vevey. La Promenade sur le Rivage. 2. Vevey. Temple de St. Martin. 3. Vevey. Rue d'Italie. 4. Vevey. Hotel des trois Couronnes, vue du Lac. 5. Belle Rive. Pension Sillig. 6. Cully. 7. Clarens. Villa Mirabeau. 8. Eglise de Montreux. 9. Veytaux. 10. Chillon. Du cote de Villeneuve. 11. Villeneuve. 12. Vernex et Montreux. Front e.p. with inscr. "Brown. Sept 20 1855, Gift of Dear Mrs. Colyar". Page size 171 x 222 mm., album size 177 x 236 mm. Very Good condition, no dustjacket Not paginated Very Good condition, no dustjacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Culinary Jottings]
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        ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA, Diccionario Universal De Literatura, Ciencias, Artes, Agricultura, Industria y Comercio ATLAS TOMOS

      Estab. Tipog. De D. F. De Mallado, Madrid 1855 - Tomo 1, agricultura, anatomia humana, arquitectura, astronomia, caminos de hierro, quimica, artes graficas. Tomo 2º cronometria, geologia, geometria, hidrostatica é hidrodinamica, historia natural, metalurgia, arte militar, música. y Tomo 3º, mecanica, artes mecanicas, navegacion, optica, fisica. Estos 3 tomos solo contienen laminas , muchas de ellas dobles, otras plegadas, y todas IMPOLUTAS. Son los tomos de atlas COMPLETOS de esta obra. Size: 24X 16 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        LA TOURAINE. Histoire et monuments. Publié sous la direction de l'Abbé Bourassé.

      1855 - Tours, Mame, 1855. Petit in-folio (292 X 407) chagrin rouge, dos cinq double nerfs filetés sertis de filets à froid, caissons dorés et à froid, titre doré, triple encadrement de filets dorés et filets à froid sur les plats, au centre armes dorées de la Touraine, roulette dorée sur les coupes, bordure intérieure entièrement ornée d'une dentelle dorée, tranches dorées (reliure de l'éditeur) ; (2), faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 610 pages, 18 planches, 1 feuillet non chiffré (nom des coopérateurs), (2). Des rousseurs parfois fortes au verso des planches, plus discrètes sur les rectos et souvent marginales, quelques taches sans gravité sur le premier plat de la reliure. EDITION ORIGINALE contenant 19 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées sur acier sur vélin fort, sous serpentes, dont quatre chromolithographies, quatorze gravures en noir sur acier, une carte rehaussée, et de très nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte d'après Girardet et Français. Cet ouvrage, devenu un classique, est le PLUS BEL OUVRAGE consacré à la Touraine. "Cet ouvrage est un monument ; les gravures sur bois sont remarquables. Malheureusement son format l'éloigne à tort de certaines bibliothèques. Il faut se rendre compte que de nos jours une pareille débauche d'illustrations gravées sur bois est un luxe dispendieux à cause du prix de la main-d'oeuvre. L'éditeur le plus riche se ruiberait dans de pareilles entreprises" (CARTERET, Le Trésor du bibliophile, III, 103). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cet ouvrage magnifiquement composé et illustré, présenté dans sa solide reliure éditeur aux armes de la Touraine. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations-Lexikon. Zehnte, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. In funfzehn Bänden (gebunden in 16 Bänden).

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1851-1855. - Gr. 8°. Braune HLedbde der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Band 15 in zwei Bänden gebunden. 15/II enthält einen Nachtrag sowie das Universal-Register zur 10. Auflage. - Beiliegend: Supplement zur elften Auflage des Conversations-Lexikon. Encyklopädische Darstellung der neuesten Zeit nebst Ergänzungen früherer Artikel. Zwei Bände (A-Z). Nachtrag und Universalregister. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1872-1873. Braune HLedbde der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. - Zwei Rücken mit sauber geklebten Einrissen, Ecken teilweise leicht bestoßen, teilweise minimal gebräunt. - Einheitlich gebundene, sehr dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
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        Brockhaus: Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon), 10. (zehnte) Auflage, 15 Bände (in 16 Bänden), Halbleder-Ausgabe, 1851 – 1855.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1851 – 1855. - Im Gesamtumfang von 12.500 Seiten. Gebunden in 16 Bänden (Bd. 15 in zwei Teilbänden). Alle Bände mit Artikel-Register. Bd. 15/II ferner mit Universal-Register der gesamten Ausgabe sowie einem Nachwort „Zur Geschichte und Charakteristik des Conversations-Lexikon". „Es gibt wohl in der ganzen neuern Zeit kein Werk, das sich einer ähnlichen Verbreitung und eines ähnlichen Einflusses erfreute", urteilte der zeitgenössische „Grenzbote". de 30000 Buchrücken durchgehend etwas aufgehellt, Gesamterscheinungsbild gleichwohl recht harmonisch. Leder noch frisch wirkend, nicht ausgetrocknet; bei drei Bänden minimale Kapitalläsionen fachmännisch instandgesetzt. Erste und letzte Seiten etwas fleckig, Seiten sonst aber für die Zeitverhältnisse recht sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei, nicht gebräunt. In toto dekoratives Exemplar mit reicher Ornamentik. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Nachschlagewerke: Allgemeine Lexika: Sehr alte Ausgaben) Vollständiges Grundwerk in 16 Bänden (A – Z). Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reichen ornamentalen Goldprägungen im Stil der Zeit. Buchdeckel in bräunlich-beiger Marmorierung. Mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt. Farbige Vorsätze. Zehnte, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

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

      London : John Murray 1855 - Physical desc.: [2], iii, [4], 368, [3] p ; 30 cm. Notes: Includes index. Subject: Tariff - Law and legislation. Bookplate of Joseph Cowen. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally re-cased in matching gilt-blocked cloth; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request. 2 Kg. 368 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Set of India Proofs to the first three titles of THE FAIRY LIBRARY: Hop o' My Thumb; Jack & The Beanstalk; and Cinderella and the Glass Slipper

      [London: David Bogue, [1853; 1854; and 1855; and 1845] - Superb set of proofs for three books from Cruikshank's perennially popular Fairy Library; with the addition -- indeed, the first plate in the album, of a Cruikshank masterpiece from Table Talk, featuring Cruikshank himself as the central, meditative figure smoking his meerschaum, amidst a phantasmagoria of Cupid's victims emerging from the pipesmoke. Rare FAIRY LIBRARY Proofs measure 6-1/2 to 7 inches x 4-1/2 to 5 inches; CUPID 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 18 etched plates from THE FAIRY LIBRARY by George Cruishank, on mounted India Paper; plus one other proof ("The Triumph of Cupid A Reverie") from TABLE TALK; in all, 19 etched proof plates. Mounted to larger sheets and bound together in a folio album of three quarter in contemporary red morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt "FAIRY TALES | G. Ck| PROOFS". One plate loose in binding, but all plates are clean and bright. Cohn 196, 197, 198 (FAIRY LIBRARY); and 191 (TABLE-TALK) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Book of Nonsense.

      T.McLean ., London 1855 - Not dated but circa 1855. Second edition, second issue. Rebound in half leather with marble boards circa 1900, retaining the original lithographic front cover/title page with ‘New Edition’ in top right corner, publisher T.McLean in lower right corner. Lithographed throughout with pictorial title 'Old Derry Down Derry' and 71 of 72 plates only (lacking 'Cape Horn'), printed on rectos only on thicker paper. The two 'Old Man of the West' plates with correct images, plates 20, 25, 34, 64 & 65 with parts of the verse redrawn ,four being the same plates as in the first edition, foxed in parts. Plate number 65 is badly cropped at the bottom, with loss of the last line of text. Plate 14 'Old Man of Jamaica' poorly printed at head and with scratch to verse, one or two images very slightly cropped at head, The binding is worn, rubbed, with the front hinge being quite weak and spine faded. First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 - 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the 'perfect' or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most probably lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved, edition. Those plates were: "Old Man of Kildare", "There was an Old Man of New York" and "There was an Old Sailor of Compton". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: containing their scientific and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties, mode of culture, propagation, &c. designed as a book of reference for botanists, physicians, florists, gardeners, students, etc.

      Hull & Spencer, New York 1855 - The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: containing their scientific and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties, mode of culture, propagation, &c. designed as a book of reference for botanists, physicians, florists, gardeners, students, etc. // New York // Hull & Spencer, 1855, 4 volumes, octavo. 4 lithographic frontispieces (1 uncoloured portrait of the author, 1 hand-coloured portrait of Linnaeus, 2 hand-coloured plates), 4 hand-coloured lithographic additionnal titles, 182 lithographic plates, some printed in colours, all finished by hand, extra-illustrated with a duplicate plate in vol. III ('Belladonna Lily') and 4 leaves of duplicate text (pp. 35-42), also in vol. III. (Some spotting and browning as usual). Original publisher's red cloth gilt, covers with a gilt-ruled border around a large rococo design incorporating the title, the flat spine with a decorative overall design incorporating the title, volume number and the publisher's name at the foot, gilt edges (small expert repairs to spines). Covers are lightly rubbed and soiled, but still in good condition and tight. // A beautifully bound four-volume set of the later issue of this complicated work with charming plates, including the very rare fourth volume: "Complete sets. are extremely difficult to locate" (Bennett). This work was first issued periodically between 1846 and 1850. The present re-issue was published in 1855 and is recorded, with a limited amount of detail, by Stafleu & Cowan (they admit that their data is "obviously incomplete"). A definitive collation for this work is problematic, as Stafleu & Cowan state: "The copies listed in the National Union Catalog show a great variation." Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page." (p.103). The present copy with its duplicate plate and text bears mute testament to the haphazard production methods applied to this work, whilst the binding is a very fine example of decorated publisher's cloth - the gilt design blocked on the covers is particularly note-worthy. CF. Bennett p.103; cf Bradley Bibliography III, p.58; cf McGrath p.218; cf Stafleu & Cowan TL2 13.290. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        L‘été a Bade, DIESES BUCH WURDE BEI UNS AM 14.02.11 GESTOHLEN. Sollte es bei Ihnen auftauchen, bitten wir Sie, uns zu verständigen! Dieser Hinweis soll dem Schutz eines Erwerbers und der Aufklärung der Straftat dienen),, mit Illustrationen von Tony Johannot, Eug. Lami, Francais et Jaquemot,

      Paris, Ernest Bourdin, o.J. (ca 1855). - 299 Seiten, EIN SELTEN WOHLERHALTENES EXEMPLAR DIESES NAMHAFTEN ANSICHTENWERKES BADENS IM ÄUSSERST PRACHTVOLLEN LUXUSHAND-EINBAND mit 54 Holzschnitten im Text und 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln: davon 3 kolorierte lithographische Kostümdarstellungen (Paysan et paysannes badois / Postillon et aubergiste badois / Etudiants d‘ Heidelberg), 14 Stahlstich-Ansichten (8 Ansichten aus Baden-Baden, und je eine von Rastatt (Schloß Favorite), Konstanz, Freiburg i. Br., Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mainz) und eine lithographische, grenzkolorierte Karte des Herzogtums Baden sowie einem Stahlstich-Portraits des Großherzogs Friedrich von Baden, der Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb, innen stellenweise etwas braunfleckig Sprache: de 18x28, rotes O Ldr mit goldgeprägtem badischen Wappen und Kronen, Goldfileten und grünen Seidenbatist-Vorsätzen auf goldgeprägten Buchdecken-Rahmen sowie Voll-Goldschnitt 3. durchgesehene und korrigierte Ausgabe, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Man Comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family.

      London, Paris & Madrid: Baillière, 1855 - 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Bickers & Son in contemporary full calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with two morocco labels (one green, one red) to each, double gilt ruled border to sides, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers a little scratched, extremities lightly rubbed, spine somewhat faded, only faint spotting to a few early and late leaves. An excellent set. 13 hand coloured plates and 5 plain illustrations engraved on steel and 71 engravings on wood An attractively bound and illustrated fourth edition of an important book, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris, first published in 1848. Physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard was (along with William Lawrence and Charles William Wells) one of the three British scientific precursors to Darwin and evolutionary theory. His central idea was the unity of mankind as a variegated but single species. He was one of the first scientists to suggest that Africa was the original source of the human racial diaspora. He was also made great advances in psychological study, being appointed one of the three medical Commissioners in Lunacy in 1845, and being the first to name senile dementia. With the bookplates of Archer Ryland (1792-1857), one of the great legal minds of the 19th century, who edited and annotated Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. Uncommon.

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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Ticknor and Fields. First American edition.. Slight wear to the head and foot of the spine; fine copy, enclosed in a brown quarter calf clam shell box.. BAL 12112, first printing. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. 12 pages of publisher?s ads dated November 1855 inserted at the rear. An early copy, with an ink signature on the front free endpaper of T. R. Brown, dated November 16, 1855. BAL notes The Song of Hiawatha was advertised for sale on November 10, and NY Public has a copy inscribed by Longfellow dated November 10, 1855. Clipped portrait of Longfellow tipped to the recto of the front blank.

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        THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.

      Ticknor and Fields.Boston.,1855 - FIRST U.S EDITION.8vo.First state adverts dated November 1855 and all text points in first state,including Dove on page 96 and missing letter n from one on page 278.Previous owners inscription,dated Dec.1855,on front blank endpaper.Very good copy finely bound in recent full black morocco,spine with raised bands,ruled,lettered and decorated in gilt.Single gilt rule on boards.Top edge gilt.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1855. First edition, first issue. Owner name dated 1856, slight cracking to the paper over the front hinge, a few very faint splash marks to the spine, a sound and attractive, very good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [with] PROPER LESSONS

      Oxford: University Press, 1855. Slight leather damage around one ivory button, all else fine. 12mo. The two volumes bound together dos a dos style. Full leather over deeply carved boards, each cover panel with gilt dots in the corners, the spines with gilt titles and simple gilt and blind ornaments in the uneven panels, marbled endpapers, the gilt edges heavily gauffered in cross hatched pattern, each cover with four ivory standoff buttons. An excellent and rare example of this binding style.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      Virtue & Co., London 1855 - 172 pages. Wear to bottom edge of and corners of boards and fraying to spine ends. Moderately foxed throughout. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. All edges gilt, faded. Front hinge is cracked and binding is a little loose. Minor water damage to text, covers unaffected. This edition contains an appendix which begins with "The production of a new edition of this work has afforded an opportunity of increasing its attractions by the addition of several new engravings, illustrative of scenery which has obtained a notoriety in connection with the events of the present war. [Crimean]". These five additional engravings with corresponding text are: Gallipoli, Odessa, Smyrna and Sebasapol. Illustrator: Bartlett, William H. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 12030423. This item is heavy and may require additional shipping costs for destinations outside Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba.

      Oilprinting Storch & Kramer (for) B. May y Ca., Berlin: - Oblong 4to, ca 1855. 27 colored lithograph plates of Cuba. Color illustrated lithographic title page, title printed in gold. With their original tissue guards (some ruffled). Two folding maps. Original elaborate red velvet binding titled and ornamented in gold, expertly rebacked. Possibly a presentation binding. One of two pirated editions printed in Germany in the 1850's, a marvelous album of views based on the work of Cuba's master lithographer Frederic Mialhe depicted in his Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor de la Isla de Cuba (Havana, 1847-1848); this edition with captions in Spanish only and without vignettes on the maps (the other pirated edition was printed in either Berlin or Hamburg, with tinted lithographs instead of the color lithographed plates, as here, the captions were in Spanish, English and German, and a series of vignettes were printed around the border of the two maps); the lithographs in this issue are much more detailed than in the other pirated edition. Perhaps the finest pictorial record of daily life in Cuba in the 19th century, with port and city views of Havana, countryside scenes, a bullfight and a cockfight. This copy with all plates fully and beautifully color lithographed. Sabin 17748 (for the other pirated edition which had only 26 plates). Though OCLC locates an equal number of the two editions, this colored issue seems to be less common in trade. For an account of Mialhe's original edition, which was printed in Cuba, and the two German piracies, see Emilio Cueto's Mialhe's Colonial Cuba (Miami, 1994), pp. 73- 77. Oblong 4to. 27 color lithographed plates and color lithographed illustrated title leaf [printed rectos only], with tissue guards, 2 folding maps.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., June 5, n. y. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To a baroness, with the request that she be kind enough to excuse the writer for the evening, as he is expecting a visitor: "[.] After my return from Carlsbad, to which I am journeying on Monday, I will have the honour of paying my respects. A most sincere kiss to your Hand | Gustav Walter". - The singer, from the Bohemian town of Bilin, made his debut in 1855 as Edgardo in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Municipal Theatre in Brünn. From 1856 onwards he was engaged as tenor in Vienna's Hofoper, where he excelled in playing Mozart parts, and was later named as an honorary member. He played to great aclaim Manrico in "Troubadour" (1859), the duke in "Rigoletto" (1860) and Walther von Stolzing in the "Meistersingern" (1870). After his departure from the stage he began an illustrious career as a concert and ballad singer. He was also sought after as a singing instructor and was named as a Professor in the Vienna Conservatory.

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        LITTLE DORRIT

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1855 - 57.. 8vo. 1st edition (Hatton & Cleaver, pp 307 - 330). 20 parts in 19. Adverts per Hatton & Cleaver, with the following exceptions: Part I lacks 'Norton's Pills', 'The National Review' & 'Theatre Royal' slip @ rear; Part XIV lacks 'Royal Insurance Co.' @ rear; Part XVI lacks 'Popular Atlases' @ rear.. Blue printed wrappers. Housed in a custom green morocco quarter-leather clamshell case.. An overall VG - VG+ set. Case - Nr Fine.. 40 steel plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz").

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        KOSS diagnostic cytology and its histopathological basis (5) (Set 2 Volumes)(Chinese Edition) KOSS ZHEN DUAN XI BAO XUE JI QI ZU ZHI BING LI XUE JI CHU ( DI 5 BAN ) ( TAO ZHUANG SHANG XIA CE )

      World Publishing Company. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover. Pub Date: Jun Pages: 1855 Language: English Publisher: World Publishing Company KOSS diagnostic cytology and its histopathologic basis of (5) (Set 2 Volumes) constituted by two parts. part of a summary of the basic cytology and cytopathology. the divided into organs diagnostic cytology On the second part. this Editor has collected a wealth of information accumulated by Koss such as the fifth edition of diagnostic cytology Images. with the to Editor diagnosis experience. to properly... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Autograph Manuscript signed ("Walter Savage Landor") of an untitled essay on the CRIMEAN WAR, probably intended as a Letter to the Editor of THE ATLAS newspaper

      N.p. [Bath?], dated may 1 [1855] - A scathing attack on the conduct of the Crimean War, "one of many letters addressed by Landor to the London newspapers during the Crimean War", according to T.J. Wise. The tenor of it can be gleaned from the following extract: "Who could have doubted it? By whom was it unexpected? The siege of Sevastopol is raised, or, if the word sounds better, suspended. Happy is it for the bravest of our surviving men, who have performed their part gloriously, and for whom nothing was left but to die in the trenches, knee- deep in mud, without clothing and without food . Happy is it also for England, now so very unlike the progeny she sent forth, and having lost all sense of humiliation and disgrace, all sense of national honor, too dim-sighted to danger near . Alas! poor England! . " Folio. One page, working draft, densely written in ink on one side of single sheet of foolscap, with several deletions and corrections. Docketed at bottom in a different hand: "Atlas Newspaper, May 5th, 1855". Very good. cf. Wise, A LANDOR LIBRARY, p. 82, No. 10, for a similar letter of April 7

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        Westward Ho! or, The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh

      Cambridge - Macmillan & Co., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The uncommon second edition of one of Kingsley's most popular novels. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Three Volumes. This particular copy comes from the Worcester Public Library, Reference Department, with a library issue label to the front pastedowns stamped 1904. There is an ink library number toeach title page, and ink stamps to the title page and several pages throughout the text. Kingsley's greatest popular success, the historical novel Westward Ho! (1855), was originally planned as a patriotic anti-Catholic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada which he hoped would strike a sympathetic note amid contemporary anxieties about the Pope and the French invasion, triggered by the restoration of the papal hierarchy in England in 1850 and the aggressive anti-English posturing of Emperor Napoleon III. By the time the novel was finished patriotic feeling had been redirected, as England was fighting Russia in the Crimean War, of which Kingsley was an enthusiastic supporter, but this made the novel seem even more timely -ODNB. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The front inner hinge of volume one is slightly strained with the title page and dedication only partially attached. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing with sunning and labels to the spines. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is good..

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia

      London: Day & Son,, 1855–6. After lithographs by Louis Haghe from drawings made on the spot … With historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly, LL.D. [vol. IV, William Brockedon.] 6 volumes in 3, quarto (294 × 209 mm). Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, red morocco lettering pieces, green morocco numbering pieces, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments, double fillet gilt panel to the boards enclosing elaborate blind panelling, red edges. With 250 plates reproduced photographically at smaller size from the original tinted lithographs, including frontispiece portrait of Roberts and map; the plate of the Sphinx, "Simoom in the Desert", coloured. Calligraphic presentation bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume; "To the Rev. Adam D. Tait, the Manse of Kirliston as a Mark of Affectionate Esteem, R[obert] H[utchinson], Carlowrie [House] 1858" Hutchinson married Tait's daughter, their son was Sir Robert Hutchinson the renowned paediatrician, elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons. Extremities a little rubbed, some minor repairs to corners and head- and tail-caps, some light occasional foxing, a very handsome set. New edition, in smaller format, of the two great three-volume works collectively known as Roberts's Holy Land. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838–39 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842–9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). This octavo edition is not in fact illustrated with true lithographs but by photographic reproductions of the originals at reduced size. The original lithographic stones had been deliberately destroyed in December 1853, so that the book could never be republished in its original form.

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        Louis Masreliez’ första interiör för Gustav III:) Sacrifice à Minerve. [Och:] Fête d’Hecate.

      [ENGLISH: Two original engravings by Jacob Gillberg & Carl Gustaf Gillberg (1724–1793 resp. 1774–1855) after Louis Masreliez (Paris 1748–Stockholm 1810). Please enquire for a description in English.] - Tillsammans i ny ram, förgylld med bladguld. Syrafri passepartout. Två akvatint-etsningar. 18 × 30 cm resp. 17,5 × 30 cm. (Bladstorlek 24,5 × 34,8 resp. 24,5 × 38 cm.) Motiven omgivna av flera ramlinjer, en bård akvarellerad i gult. Välbevarade exemplar. Signerade i plåten: "Dessiné par L: M: / Gravé en lavis par J. Gillberg" resp. "[ ] par C. G. Gillberg". Litteratur: E. & C. Hultmark & C. D. Moselius, Svenska kopparstickare och etsare 1500–1944 (1944), s. 116, 117. | Gunnar Jungmarker, "Beskrivande förteckning över Jacob Gillbergs gravyrer", Meddelanden för grafisk konst, 8 (1929), kat. nr 48. | Jfr. Carl David Moselius, Louis Masreliez (1923), s. 94–95 & s. 220 (bilaga III:C, kat. nr 3). Den tidigaste interiör som Masreliez utförde för Gustav III är från 1785–86, det s. k. yttre divansrummet eller divansförmaket på Stockholms slott, en entresolerad salong i kungens lilla våning. Det var det första rummet i pompejansk stil i Sverige. Dessa två gravyrer av Gillberg far och son återger de centrala rektangulära motiven ur fondväggens pannåer. Masreliez’ originalteckningar finns bevarade i Nationalmuseum, den ena med konstnärens påskrift: "Peint au Chateau du Roy en Stockholm en 1785 par L. Masreliez / ce dessin est gravé par le Professeur Gilberg".Även Masreliez’ väggmålningar har bevarats, men inte på sin ursprungliga plats. De ingick i en rekonstruktion av divansförmaket som ställdes ut på Stockholms slott 2006.

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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1855 - First edition, first issue. Owner name dated 1856, slight cracking to the paper over the front hinge, a few very faint splash marks to the spine, a sound and attractive, very good copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kraft und Stoff. Empirisch naturphilosophische Studien. In allgemein verstandlicher Darstellung

      Frankfurt am Main Verlag von Meidinger Sohn & Cie. 1855 - The Gospel of Materialism BUCHNER, Louis. Kraft und Stoff. Empirisch naturphilosophische Studien. In allgemein verstandlicher Darstellung. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag von Meidinger Sohn & Cie., 1855. First edition. Octavo (7 1/16 x 4 5/8 inches; 179 x 117 mm). xvi, 269, [3, imprint and ads] pp. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. Edges speckled. Some browning to endpapers, small owner's stamp to front endpaper. A small bit of wear to head of the spine. An excellent copy. "Berkeley denied the existence of matter. Büchner declared that nothing else existed. It was not however the idealist philosophy of Berkeley that the Materialist school was concerned to oppose so much as the application of vitalistic ideas to scientific problems. The vitalistic view of creation is that all substances, whether organic or inorganic, are actuated by a vital spark or force which is the cause of growth and which determines their form". Experiments and studies leading to the artificial synthesis of organic compounds claimed to debunk this idea and led to the development of a school that "declared that all the phenomena of the functioning of the human body were explicable on purely materialistic lines and that it was only a question of time before this fact would be experimentally demonstrable. Büchner was not only one of the earliest, he was also the most uncompromising representative of this school. The thesis pursued in his 'Force and Matter' is that thought is as much an emanation of the brain as bile is an emanation of the liver. The mind and the spirit are products of an animal organism in the same way as motion is a product of a steam-engine" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 338. HBS 65356. $1,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853-4, ACCORDING TO ACTS OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 3, 1853, MAY 31, 1854, AND AUGUST 5, 1854.

      Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855 - 1861. - Each volume has been rebound black buckram, and signatures resewn, with titles stamped in gold on the spine panel. While each volume is stamped with the word "Senate" on the spine, five of the volumes are actually for the House of Representatives. Any volume with a flaw is noted as follows, VOLUME I: Viii, 651 pp., small stamp of Library of Washington and Jefferson College at bottom of title page with the word "withdrawn" stamped in light blue ink at bottom of title page and on "Contents of Volume I" page, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME IV: Presentation inscription to Irving Holcomb from Hon. F. E. Sprimer [?], dated Nov. 1857. Small water stain to bottom edges of front fly leaf which continues lightly to page 3, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME X: Light foxing to first eight pages in the front of volume and to last eight pages in rear of volume, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME XI: Moderate foxing and two small water stains that diminish over first sixteen pages, else very good, tight copy. A majority of the color lithographic plates are in fine condition as are the majority of all black and white plates. Volume XI contains maps and plates, including the desirable large folding map done by Lt. Warren. All maps and plates in this volume are tightly secured. Howes P3 says, ". it was the best cartographical work on the West up to its time and some copies were colored." Wagner/Camp says, "Despite their flaws, these volumes contain a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological, of the still mysterious American West. Upon first examination, the volumes seem forbiddingly disorganized; reports clearly were printed as they were received; there is no overall system or arrangement, nor are there general indices to the volumes, and, as Camp has pointed out, there is the usual duplication of printing and lithography by both houses of Congress. However, these faults are amply compensated by the richness of the material within." A very handsome, completely rebound set that is in very good to fine condition, and each volume is able to withstand regular use. The plates and maps are in uncommonly fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The NATURAL HISTORY Of TINEINA

      London / Paris / Berlin:: John Van Voorst / Deyrolle / E. S Mittler und Sohn,. 1855 - 1873.. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition(s). 13 volumes, complete. Text in English, French, German and Latin, in parallel columns. Pagination length varies from 228 pp (Vol V) to 378 pp (Vol XIII). "List of Tineina larv¾, figured and described for The Natural History of the Tineina": v. VIII, 12 p. at end. Contents: Vol. I. Nepticula. Pt. I. Cemiostoma. Pt. 1. -- v. II. Lithocolletis. Pt. 1. -- v. III. Elachista. Pt. 1. Tischeria. Pt. 1. -- v. IV. Coleophora. pt. 1. -- v. V. Coleophora. Pt. 2. -- v. VI. Depressaria. Pt. 1. -- v. VII. Bucculatrix. Pt. 1. and Nepticula. Pt. 2. -- v. VIII. Gracilaria. Pt. 1. and Ornix. Pt. 1. -- v. IX. Gelechia. Pt. 1. -- v. X. Gelechia. Pt. 2.. Original publisher's green cloth bindings with gilt stamped title lettering to spine (Vol I an 'Evergreen' shade, the remaining a 'Hunter' green). Boards stamped in blind. Pale yellow eps.. Spines sunned, especially v I, and somewhat dull. Ex-lib, with small. oval paper label at base of spine & library 'Check out' slips affixed. to front paste-downs [interestingly enough, NO volume records a. 'check-out'!]. Some plates with oval stamp in corner [usually. avoiding image]. Withal, a VG example of a set rarely found complete.. Stainton a prominent 19th C. British entomologist, publishing widely on the subject beginning in 1845, with this later 13v work on moths considered by many to be his most momentous effort, appearing over the course of 18 years. . 104 chromolithographed plates, 8 per volume [complete].

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        Otsar Divre leshon ha-koesh, o, Diksionario de la lngua santa: kon la deklaracion de kada verbo in la linga Sefardit

      A. Churchil, Contantinople 1855 - Hebrew into Ladino dictionary that in addition to providing the Ladino equivalent of Hebrew words, also gives examples of the use of the word in the Bible and provided the chapter and verse where it appears. Three quarter leather with attractive gilt lettering and design on spine, very attractive marbled endpapers, printed on good paper. The binding is in very good shape. The second image here has the following, somewhat droll, Hebrew inscription by a previous owner: Kaniti me-et mokher sfarim Ashkenazi etc and it gives the year taf resh tzai gime = 1933 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pentateuch nebst den Hastaroth mit deutscher Uebersetzung und erklärenden Anmerkungen von H. Arnheim

      Wolf Pascheles, Prag 1855 - 5 volumes. 32mo. Gold- and blind-embossed brown cloth with gold decoration on spines. All gilt edges. Each of the volumes with 102 page section "Das gewöhnliche Sabbat-Gebet.Anhang zum Pentateuch", Prag 1866, in rear. Text of that section in Hebrew, except title-page in German, gothic script. Vol. 1: Bereschith. 310,lxiv, [102]pp. Vol. 2: Schemoth. 284,xxvii,[12],[102]pp. Vol. 3: Vajikra. 209,xii,[102]pp. Vol. 4: Bamidbar. 255,xviii,[102]pp. Vol. 5: Debarim. 219,xxx,[102]pp. First part of each volume with Numeral & Hebrew pagination, as well as a section with explanatory notes in Roman pagination. First section with left-hand page in German, gothic script, opposite page in Hebrew. Roman numeral section mainly in German, gothic script with some Hebrew. Some age wear, scuffing and minor staining on bindings. Hinges starting in Vol. 2. Gold faded on spines. Ex-libris of Rabbi Samuel Wohl, D. D., Cincinnati, Ohio, on inside of front board. Sporadic foxing throughout. Overall tight copies with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Complete in 5 volumes. Scarce. 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage (Second edition, revised and expanded) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Wetzlar und Umgebung". Gesamtansicht (ca. 14 x 25 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. Hölzer nach J. Gerlach, um 1855, 37 x 48 cm.. Die Teilansichten in Oval mit floraler Umrandung zeigen: Schloss Braunfels, Ruine Karlsmunt, Werthers Linde in Garbenheim, Werthers Brunnen, Kloster Altenberg, Monument des Erzherzogs Karl, "Am Thiergarten", Försterei Stoppelberg und Werthers Haus. - Kleine Randeinrisse sorgfältig geschlossen. Seltenes Souvenirblatt der Werther-Stadt Wetzlar.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Erste Abtheilung: Von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz. In Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb im Verein mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Mit historisch-topographischem Text von J. W. Appell. Zweite Abtheilung: Von Mainz bis Köln. In Stahl gestochen von Johann Poppel im Vereine mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Historisch-topographisch geschildert von Aloys Henninger.

      Gustav Georg Lange, Darmstadt, 1855 - 2 Bände. Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange 1855-56 [57]. 24 x 17 cm. 488, IV; 346 Seiten, [1] Bl. Mit zwei gestochenen Titeln und 246 Stahlstichen (komplett, eine zusätzlich). Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Rücken und beiden Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Die Einbände kaum berieben, annähernd sehr gut. Tafeln teils von der Reihenfolge leicht abweichend gebunden. Papier gebräunt, teils auch stockfleckig. Engelmann, Bibliotheca Geographica, S. 826. Schmitt, Illustrierte Rhein-Beschreibungen, behandelt lediglich die II. Abteilung, hier Nr. 155. Mit Ansichten u.a. von Baden-Baden, Basel, Bonn, Bregenz, Brühl, Chur, Eltville, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Kandern, Karlsruhe, Kehl, Köln, Koblenz, Konstanz, Ladenburg, Limburg, Lindau, Lörrach, Mainz, Mannheim, Meersburg, Offenburg, Oppenheim, Rastatt, Säckingen, Schaffhausen, Speyer, Straßburg, Überlingen, Waldshut, Weilburg, Wiesbaden und Worms. Der zweite Teil, erstmals 1842-46 erschienen, entspricht weitestgehend den Angaben von Schmitt Nr. 155 (Druckfehler im Inhaltsverzeichnis, allerdings ist der gestochene Titel 1857 datiert und im Anhang findet sich nur ein Blatt Verlagsanzeigen). Eine Tafel zusätzlich eingebunden (n. S. 110, vor Coblenz: "Lahneck, Stolzenfels & Niederlahnstein"), die weder im Inhaltsverzeichnis, noch bei Schmitt genannt wird. Die Tafel "Coeln von der Westseite" (81) ersetzt durch "Coeln von der Nord-Weststeite" (141*), die eigentlich erst in die Folgeauflage (allerdings auch 1857 erschienen) gehört. Für den ersten Teil liegt keine vergleichbar präzise Bibliographie vor. Die Kollation hierfür erfolgte anhand des Inhaltsverzeichnisses. Ein vollständiges, schönes Exemplar in ausgesprochen attraktiven Biedermeier-Einbänden. Die Einbände kaum berieben, annähernd sehr gut. Tafeln teils von der Reihenfolge leicht abweichend gebunden. Papier gebräunt, teils auch stockfleckig. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Rücken und beiden Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 51 - Botrychium Lunaria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, O. Iusitanicum (pressed nature print of ferns)

      1855 - Thomas Moore Pressed nature print from Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland London: 1855 24 1/2” x 17 1/2” 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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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1855. Tall 8vos. F First Edition, Probable Later Printing. H Hard Covers. Very Good -. [ca. 300-350] pages per volume + plates. Together with: Pratt, Anne. The Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies ... (Second Edition) London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [1871]; and: Pratt, Anne. The British Grasses and Sedges. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [1859]. Notable for the wealth of plant lore (chiefly European), with numberless scriptural and poetical references throughout, as well as the color plates (from the author's illustrations). BMC, volume 20, page 856, columns 538-39; Sitwell, Great Flower Books, page 127 (gives dates of 1850-1857 for the first 5 volumes; "... many times reprinted ... A very popular Victorian work"). 7 volumes complete; uniformly bound in purple pebbled cloth, spines stamped gilt and blind, covers ruled and decorated in blind, light yellow endpapers, t.e.g. Sunning and wear to spines and extremities (chiefly to heads of spines); slight rubbing and browning to covers; previous owner's rubberstamp on front free endpapers of all volumes (with pencil signature in volume 5); slight starting to few leaves (particularly in volume 4, at front); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to preliminaries and generally unaffecting plates); in all an extremely serviceable, fairly tight and well enough preserved set, illustrating nearly 2000 different species in all.

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