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        Untersuchungen über die Verbreitungsart der Cholera nebst Betrachtungen über die Massregeln, derselben Einhalt zu thun.

      - München, Cotta, 1855, 8°, X, 374 pp., mit 10 mehrf. gefalt. lith. Taf. und einem lith. Plan von München, Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild; frisches und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Seltene erste Ausgabe! - Max Joseph von Pettenkofer's (1818-1901) überragende Bedeutung liegt vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Hygiene, für die er die wissenschaftliche Grundlage schuf. In seinem vorliegenden Hauptwerk bekämpft er im wesentlichen die Ansicht von der bakteriologischen Herkunft der Cholera und tritt für die Kombination mehrerer Faktoren ein, namentlich des Einflußes der Boden- und Grundwasserbeschaffenheit. - "Vor 1883 war Pettenkofer mit seiner Theorie im Vorteil gewesen, denn er hatte durch seine minutiöse Untersuchung der Münchner Epidemie von 1854 und durch die Anlage seines berühmten "Häuserbuchs" erstmals plausibel erscheinende Momente für eine Erklärung der Ausbreitungsmuster der Cholera gefunden und seine Thesen mit detaillierten Statistiken untermauert. Die von ihm vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen der Hygiene, und hierbei besonders die Etablierung der Kanalisation, waren effektiv und besserten die öffentliche Gesundheitssituation. Der berühmte Pathologe Rudolf Virchow hatte auf der 1885 publizierten "2. Konferenz zur Erörterung der Cholerafragen" öffentlich seine Zustimmung zu der von Pettenkofer postulierten zeitlichen, örtlichen und individuellen Disposition ausgesprochen, was für den Münchner Forscher eine große Auszeichnung bedeutete und ihm internationale Reputation als führender Choleraexperte einbrachte. Mit der Entdeckung des vibrio cholerae 1883 durch Robert Koch wendete sich die Meinung der Fachwelt entschieden zu Gunsten des Berliners, spätestens ab diesem Zeitpunkt schenkte die Mehrzahl der deutschen Ärzte ihm ihr Vertrauen." Gregor, Raschke, Die Choleratheorie Max von Pettenkofers im Kreuzfeuer der Kritik - Die Choleradiskussion und ihre Teilnehmer. - Pettenkofer gründete 1879 das Hygienische Institut in München, das erste seiner Art auf der Welt, und war Vorsitzender der Cholerakonferenz. - - First Edition, very fine copy! - Max Josef von Pettenkofer "postulated the theory that a specific germ, certain local conditions, certain seasonal conditions, and certain individiual conditions are necessary for an epedemic to occur". - Garrison & Morton No.5107; Hangen-Hein/Schwarz II, p.491 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE U.S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

      1855 - GILLISS, Lieutenant J.M. THE U.S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, During the Years 1849-'50 -'51-'52. Washington, House of Representatives, printed by A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855. Two volumes, quarto. xvi,556pp. +14ff.; xii,300pp. +37ff. Volume I, subtitled "CHILE, Its Geography, Climate, Earthquakes, Government, Social Condition, Mineral and Agricultural Resources, Commerce, &c, &c." contains seven engraved maps (three of them folding) and seven lithographic plates. These include a large folding panorama with touches of hand-coloring, and a fine chromolithograph portrait of an Araucanian chief. This volume is a narrative of the expedition, with first-hand of the topics above, including earthquakes, floods, battles and an execution. Volume II, "THE ANDES AND THE PAMPAS: Minerals; Indian Remains; Mammals; Birds; Reptiles, Fishes and Crustacea; Shells; Dried Plants; Living Plants and Seeds; Fossil Mammals; Fossil Shells," contains contributions by Asa Gray, Thomas Ewbank, A.A. Gould and others. The 37 plates include 14 magnificent chromolithographs of birds, three chromolithographs of Indian artifacts, and numerous lithographs of fossild, reptiles, etc., as well as wood- engravings in the text. Marginal foxing and toning to a few plates in Volume I, otherwise fine internally. Publisher's cloth stamped in gilt and blind show spotting and wear, with the hinges weak and externally cracked.

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        BRITISH GAME BIRDS AND WILDFOWL

      Published by Groombridge & Sons, 1855. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. 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]

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        Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

      London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an explanatory leaf of text. Contemporary half cloth, pictorial title on frontcover. First and only edition of Hooker's second work on Himalayan plants illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch, the most famous botanical artist of the Victorian era. The superbly illustrated title shows thirty different species of Himalayan plants. The book was to be published with the financial support of Cathcart (with whom Hooker had stayed in Bengal) and to be distributed free to 'the principal botanists and scientific establishments in Europe'. However, Carthcart died 49 years old, on his way back to London, at Lausanne. The book was then financed by the family as well as by others./The book had 176 subscribers amongst which Charles Darwin to whom Hooker had dedicated his 'Himalayan Journals' (1854). The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists and were redrawn by Fitch to correct 'the stiffness and want of botanical knowledge displayed by the native artists who executed most of the originals' (from the Introduction). "For the title page of the book, Fitch created a design of thirty different species of Himalyan flora. Other pages, vibrant with colour, illustrate such plants as the purple 'Magnolia campbellii', or the 'Querrcus lamellosa'. The Victorians loved superlatives, and they loved this book. Not only did it contain Fitch's best work, but it was also one of the finest flower books ever produced. It created a sensation in 1855 when it sold for 5 guineas..." (J. Lewis, Walter Hood Fitch, a celebration p. 16). //Great Flower Books, p. 60; Nissen BBI, 910; Stafleu & Cowan 2973.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        HISTORY OF SPANISH LITERATURE: WITH CRITICISMS ON PARTICULAR WORKS AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF PROMINENT WRITERS

      London: John Murray, 1855. Second Edition n. Hardcover. 229 x 143 mm (9 x 5 5/8"). With 16 pp. of ads in volume III. Three volumes. Second Edition. STRIKING 19TH CENTURY BLUE SPANISH CALF FOR ESTES & LAURIAT (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt-rule border and floral urn cornerpieces, raised bands, spines attractively gilt in compartments with central quatrefoil radiating scrolling foliage and with sides accented by drawer handles and gilt dots, three red morocco labels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spine lightly and uniformly sunned, hinge separated at final page of volume III (but no looseness), isolated inconsequential faint foxing, but a fine set--the handsome bindings lustrous and with no significant signs of wear, and internally fresh and clean. First published in 1849, this is the principal work of the eminent American literary scholar George Ticknor (1791-1871), offered here in attractive American bindings in the distinctive Spanish calf tradition. Son of a wealthy Boston merchant, Ticknor was a child prodigy with a gift for languages who graduated from Dartmouth College when he was 16. According to ANB, the present work was based on "the manuscripts of his lectures on Spanish literature at Harvard and the Spanish sections of his 14,000-volume personal library." It is a "pioneering study" in which Ticknor indicates that Spanish literature "reflected the morality, sense of loyalty, chivalric honor, and religious extremism of typical Spaniards, while simultaneously promoting in the readers a delight in coarse and violent language and behavior. Ticknor expresses not only his intellectual response to the best Spanish writings but also his dismay at the deleterious effects on the Spanish populace of monarchical and religious despotism and bureaucratic inefficiency and corruption." Estes & Lauriat was a prominent Boston publishing and bookselling firm that commissioned fine bindings from such artisans as Tout. Our bindings are similar to the Spanish calf volumes with their unique batiked treatment popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, and seem not only pleasing to the eye but also obviously appropriate for the content here.

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        A series of etchings chiefly of views in Scotland.

      Lizars for the Bannatyne Club Edinburgh 1855 - Folio (51 x 32cm). Frontispiece portrait by A. Hähnisch after H. Raeburn, xv pp. incl. title, with two unnumbered plates, LV plates in various techniques, some engraved, some lithographed, many with multiple images, xvii-xxx pp.; marginal foxing. Recent half red morocco over original cloth, paper label to upper cover; light staining to covers, title label rubbed. Fine series of landscape etchings by one of Scotland's finest amateur artists - the significantly extended second edition. John Clerk of Eldin (1728-1812) was a Scottish merchant and amateur artist. On his death his collection of prints and plates were retained by his family and in 1825 the Bannatyne Club issued the first edition of his etchings soley for its members, containing 26 views. After additional plates were discovered the 1855 issue was released by the Club, now containing 76 etchings. The book contains etchings of varying size and from differing stages in his artistic development. Of particular note are his striking panoramic views with fine attention to detail, such as his view of Durham Catherdral. In contrast the book contains smaller etchings showing his experimentation with heavy foreground shading, such as 'Borthwick Castle from the South West'. Clerk practised draughtmanship from an early age but was certainly encouraged to draw topographically by his friend Robert Adam, the eminent architect who became his brother-in-law. Through Adam he was introduced to Paul Sandby, the English painter and printmaker in the late 1740s, and the three men would often take drawing trips together around the region. Clerk began the practice of copper-plate etching around the 1770s and went on to produce over one hundred impressions by 1778. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANNUAL REPORT Of The INSPECTORS Of STATE PRISON, To The LEGISLATURE Of The STATE Of CALIFORNIA, February 15, 1855. Document No. 13. In Senate. Session 1855.

      B. B. Redding, State Printer. [1855], [Sacramento CA]: - This an interesting factual account regarding the early days of the prison, an era when it wasn't quite impregnable edifice that now stands; in 1854, 75 of 520 incarcerated individuals had escaped without recapture. This situation caused Governor John Bigler to write: "Gentlemen: Having learned from various reliable sources that quite a number of escapes have recently occurred from the State Prison, which, to some extent is in your charge, I deem it my duty respectfully to invite your attention to the section of the law regulating your duties. These escapes, permit me here to remark, give great force to allegations, daily and publicly made, that the prison building is insecure, and that its management is not such as to fully accomplish the object of its erection, in prevention and punishment of crime." However, since the place is still going strong, one can be reasonably confident the governor's concerns were addressed. Rare; Not in Cowan, Greenwood nor Rocq. Not in the LoC on-line catalogue. OCLC & Melvyl record but one copy [UCSB] & no copies have been at auction these last 25+ years. No other copies currently offered via the on-line matching services. Overall VG+ (a faint qtr-circle stain to upper left of text paper/'San Quentin / -- 1855 --" written diagonally to lower half of front wrapper). Ex-lib, with 2 small stamps to t.p. & a lightly penciled purchase annotation in the gutter after the 1st leaf [10 Nov 61 JR $10.00]. Bound in later blue-grey paper wrappers. 8vo. 23.5 cm x 14 cm. 1st edition. Not in Cowan, nor Greenwood. 54, [2] pp. "Register and Descriptive List of Convicts under Sentence": pp. 12 - 35 [beginning with 1851]; "Transcript of Received, Escaped, and Returned Prisoners since the Inspection of State Prison Books": pp, 38 - 40. Last leaf blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le scoperte artiche.

      Dalla Tipografia di Gio. Cecchini., Venezia. 1855 - In-8°, leg. rifatta in mezza tela con tit. in oro al dorso, pp. XVI-643(1). Con 2 tavv. litografiche fuori testo. Vecchie macchie al margine dell'occhietto, e piccola mancanza al margine delle prime 8 carte. Leggere fioriture sparse, ma esemplare fresco e ben conservato.

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

      London: Blacker of 54, Dean St. Soho, 1855 - Best edition. An important and much sought-after volume, an expanded version of two smaller editions, the first published in 1842; the plates are remarkable, and of great delicate beauty. Notes Westwood & Satchell: "The work is a strange medley of practical usefulness and rhapsodical extravagance. The instructions for fly-making are peculiarly precise and clear." And, we might add, the hand-colored plates are utterly delightful Third edition, "Rewritten & revised by the author", later issue with three inserted pages of reviews. Sm 8vo (158 x 98 mm.). With engraved frontispiece and title, seventeen fine hand-colored plates, and three in black and white. [i-iv], v-xi, [xii], 1-259 pp. Original green cloth, spine tooling with foliate device. A few plate leaves somewhat short at bottom margin (not affecting plates). Fine. In solander box. Westwood & Satchell, pp. 32-33; Heckscher no. 203 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moore's ST. Nicholas A Visit From St. Nicholas (A Night Before Christmas)

      1855 - edges of some pages chipped, interior pages laid in bright colorful borders andDelightful Vignette This book pamplet was found in an old leather bound family bible from the 1870's. thus it is in remarkable condition for it's age. DATE PUBLISHED: 1855 EDITION: 16 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mikroskopische und mikrochemische Untersuchung des Milzbrandblutes sowie über Wesen und Kur des Milzbrandes (pp.103-114).

      . Vjschr. gerichtl. öff. Med., 8. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1855, 8°, (4), 363, (1) pp., feiner Leineneinband der Zeit; minimal fleckig.. First Edition! - Franz Aloys Antoine Pollender (1800-1879) discovered the Bacillus anthracis in 1849, but did not record this fact until 1855. He gave a more exact account of the organism than did P.F.O. Rayer. - "Nicht als Nebenbefund, wie Rayer, sondern als wesentliches Ergebnis seiner mikroskopischen Studien beschrieb (Franz Anton) Aloys Pollender (1800-1879) im Jahr 1855 stäbchenförmige Gebilde im Milzbrandblut. Seine Untersuchungen hatte er schon 1849 ausgeführt, konnte sie aber erst 1855 in Caspers Vierteljahresschrift veröffentlichen. Die Arbeit trägt den Titel "Mikroskopische und mikrochemische Untersuchung des Milzbrandblutes sowie über Wesen und Kur des Milzbrandes" (Pollender, 1855). - Pollender berichtet darin, daß er während einer Milzbrandseuche unter dem Rindvieh die Gelegenheit benutzt hätte, diese Blutuntersuchungen vorzunehmen. Anlaß war für ihn "die noch nicht erwiesene Behauptung, dass das Milzbrandcontagium im Blute seinen Sitz habe". - Er unternahm seine Untersuchungen in der Gewißheit, daß man "nicht durch die Arzneikunde selbst, sondern wenn jemals, nur durch die Hülfswissenschaften derselben, namentlich durch die Mikroskopie und durch die Chemie unter dem Mikroskope dahin gelangen könne(n), das Wesen der Krankheiten zu erkennen ." - Er beschreibt das von ihm im Mikroskop gesehene: - "Bei der mikroskopischen Beobachtung mit einem trefflichen Compositum von Plössl bei starker Vergrösserung fand ich in dem milzbrandkranken Blute ausser den Blutkörperchen auch noch zwei andere mikroskopische Körperchen, nämlich Chyluskörperchen und stabförmige Körperchen. - Die dritte und auffallendste Art mikroskopischer Körperchen, welche im Milzbrandblute sich dem stark bewaffneten Auge darbot, war eine unendliche Menge stabförmiger, äusserst feiner, anscheinend solider, nicht ganz durchsichtiger, ihrer ganzen Länge nach gleich dicker, nicht geschlängelter, nicht wellenförmiger, nicht eingeschnürter, sondern ganz grader, platter, in ihrem Laufe nicht verästelter Körperchen von 400'"- 200'" (Linien) Länge und 3000'" Breite. Diese äusserst zarten Körperchen fanden sich dort am meisten, wo die Verderbnis des Blutes durch teilweise Auflösung der Blutkörperchen am deutlichsten ausgesprochen war. - Sie hatten in ihrer Gestalt und Aussehen die genaueste Aehnlichkeit mit Vibrio bacillus oder Vibrio amhiguus, wenn man von den Verästelungen und von der grösseren Länge und Dicke dieser zarten Protozoen absieht. Sie waren ohne alle Klebrigkeit und ganz bewegungslos, Wasser machte sie bei gedämpften Licht besonders sichtbar, ohne sie sonst im geringsten zu verändern ...". - Zur "Chemie unter dem Mikroskop" bemerkt Pollender: - "Ebenso wenig wurden sie (erg., die Stäbchen, Verff.) von Essigsäure, von starkem Chlorwasser, von Chlorwasserstoffsäure, Schwefelsäure, von starker Aetzkalilauge angegriffen. Nur Salpetersäure allein löste sie rasch auf. Jodlösung färbte sie schwach hellgelb und machte sie dadurch sichtbarer...". - Aus diesem chemischen Verhalten der Stäbchen zieht er Schlüsse über deren Natur: - "Nach diesem können die Körperchen keine Bruchstücke zerfallener Primitivfasern ..., kein thierischer Faserstoff, überhaupt keine feste Proteinverbindung sein, weil diese ein ganz entgegengesetztes Verhalten zeigen ... Ihr Verhalten gegen Aetzkali, Schwefel, Chlorwasserstoffsäure und Salpetersäure ist im Gegentheil ganz eigenthümlich und deutet eher auf eine pflanzliche Natur derselben hin". - Vorsichtig äußert sich Pollender über die ätiologische Bedeutung seiner Befunde: - "Ueber Herkunft und Entstehung dieser merkwürdigen und räthselhaften Körperchen weiß ich nichts zu berichten. Ebenso wenig kann ich die Fragen, ob diese Körperchen im lebenden Milzbrandblute vorhanden, oder, ob sie erst nach dem Tode des Thieres, ein Produkt der Gährung oder der Fäulniss entstanden ? ob sie Entozoen oder Entophilen ? ob sie der Ansteckungsstoff selbst oder blos dessen Träger, oder ausser aller Beziehung zu demselben gestanden ? - beantworten." - Er schließt seine Arbeit mit der Bemerkung: - "Ich bedaure, daß ich meine Untersuchung über das Milzbrandblut in mikrochemischer Hinsicht fast bloss auf das allgemeine chemische Verhalten gegen einige wenige Reagentien habe beschränken müssen; und dass Berufspflichten mir nicht die Zeit vergönnt haben, diese weiter auszudehnen." - Aufzeichnungen zur Biographie (Franz Anton) Aloys Pollenders finden sich bei Reiner Müller und Olpp: - Pollender wurde am 25.5.1800 in Barmen geboren. Er studierte in Bonn Medizin. Danach war er Jahrzehnte in Wipperfürth als Arzt tätig. Neben seiner ausgedehnten Praxis widmete er sich dem Mikroskopieren. Außer seiner Milzbrandstudie veröffentlichte er mehrere botanische Arbeiten. Für eine dieser Arbeiten erhielt er am 8. Juli 1847 den Preis von 300 Thalern der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften aus dem Cothenius'schen Legat. Diese Arbeit war das Ergebnis einer 1845 für das Jahr 1847 von der Akademie gestellten Aufgabe: "Anatomische Untersuchung des Flachses, besonders der Bastfaser desselben, zu verschiedenen Zeiten seiner Entwicklung, in Bezug auf seine Güte, verbunden mit einer Untersuchung der chemischen und mechanischen Veränderungen, welche er während des Röstens und welche die Bastfaser desselben bei der Verarbeitung zu Leinwand und der Leinwand zu Papier erleidet" (Harnack, 1900, Bd. II, p. 505) - Pollender soll ein beliebter und gesuchter Arzt gewesen sein. Weil er allerdings oft das Rechnungsschreiben vergaß, konnte er kein Vermögen erwerben. Bis zu seinem 60. Lebensjahr blieb Pollender Junggeselle. Dann freite er um ein 42 Jahre jüngeres, einfaches Arbeiterkind, das Fabrikmädchen Therese Baumann. Die Kleinstadt, in der er lebte, tolerierte das nicht. Er brachte seine Braut nach Düsseldorf, wo er sie unterrichten ließ, und suchte in Brüssel-Schaerbeck einen neuen Wirkungskreis. Hier heiratete er als Siebzigjähriger. - Ohne belgische Approbation konnte er sich aber keine ausreichende Praxis aufbauen. So kehrte er 1872 mit Frau und Kind in seine Vaterstadt Barmen zurück. Auch hier hatte er beim Aufbau einer Praxis kein Glück. Er starb verarmt am 15.8.1879 (Olpp, 1932). - An seinem Wohnhaus in Wipperfürth wurde am 28.7.1929 eine Gedenktafel enthüllt. Sie trägt die Inschrift: "In diesem Hause entdeckte 1849 Dr. Aloys Pollender (1800 -1879) den Milzbrandbazillus" (Reiner Müller, 1929)." H.Mochmann & W.Köhler, Meilensteine der Bakteriologie, pp.66-69 - siehe: Olpp, G.: Hervorragende Tropenärzte in Wort und Bild. München, Gmelin 1932; Müller, R.: 80 Jahre Seuchenbakteriologie. Die Seuchenbakteriologie vor Robert Koch: Pollender 1849 (Ein 50-Jahr-Gedenken des Milzbrandforschers Pollender), . ZBL Bakteriol. I.Orig. 115, pp.1-17 - Garrison & Morton No.5164

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        Strasbourg illustré ou Panorama pittoresque, historique et statistique de Strasbourg et de ses environs. 2 Bände.

      Straßburg "chez l'auteur" 1855 - 7 Bl., 377 S.; 2 Bl., 168 S., 1 Bl., 230 S., 1 Bl. Mit 74 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 17 koloriert und 1 farbig), gefaltetem Faksimile, koloriertem Faltplan sowie 7 zusätzlichen Tafeln (davon 1 farbig), es fehlt das Panorama von Straßburg. Gr.-4° (35 x 28 cm). Rotes Halbmaroquin um 1885 mit Deckeltitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk zu Straßburg und seiner Umgebung beidseits des Rheines. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten, kolorierten Kostümtafeln, Plänen etc. Band I enthält "Promenades dans la ville", Band II jeweils separat paginiert "Promenades dans les faubourgs" und "Description des environs". - Laut Tafelverzeichnis (80 gezählte Tafeln unter Einschluß von Stadtplan und Faksimile) bis auf das vierteilige Straßburg-Panorama komplett, unser Exemplar darüber hinaus mit Text und Tafeln eines 1885 veröffentlichten Supplements: In Band I: Porträt Pitons mit 2 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. "Monogrammes et inscriptions" mit einer Tafel (S. 77), Tafeln zu S. 98 und 273 (diese farblithographisch); in Band II/2: Tafeln zu S. 43 (die Ruinen von Sponeck und Limburg, lithographiert wie die Tafeln der Originalausgabe, aber nicht im Tafelverzeichnis aufgeführt), S. 47 (doppelblattgroß) und S. 57. - Teils etwas stockfleckig, die ersten vier Tafeln in Band II im unteren Rand leicht wasserfleckig, Vorsätze beider Bände mit Exlibris. Die dekorativen Einbände wenig berieben und bestoßen, die Deckel von Band II vor allem am Gelenk fleckig. Gutes Exemplar. *Reiber 6274. Sammlung Baumgartner 1058. 5000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Ueber das Sehen des Menschen. Ein populär wissenschaftlicher Vortrag gehalten zu Königsberg in Pr. zum Besten von Kant‘s Denkmal am 27. Februar 1855.,

      Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1855. - Erstausgabe dieser sehr seltenen Schrift des bedeutenden Physiologen u. Physikers (1821-94). - 1849 wurde Helmholtz Prof. und Leiter des Instituts für Physiologie an der Univ. Königsberg, 1851 wurde er dort zum Prof. der Physiologie ernannt. - „[.] 1850 erfand Helmholtz den Augenspiegel. Über einen halbdurchlässigen Spiegel und durch die Augenlinse des Patienten hindurch konnte Helmholtz erstmalig den beleuchteten Augenhintergrund einschließlich der Gefäße und des Ansatzes des Sehnervs beobachten. Auf Thomas Young aufbauend, entwickelte er außerdem die Theorie, daß die Farbempfindungen auf einer Mischung der von den drei unterschiedlichen Rezeptoren im Auge wahrgenommenen physiologischen Grundfarben Rot, Grün und Blauviolett beruhen" (DBE). - Schwache Knickspuren u. tlw. gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 350 Gr.-8°. 42 S., 1 Bl., Bedruckte OBrosch. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Constantinople et la Mer Noire.

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1855. xll,495pp, with 15 engraved plates & 6 coloured plates, by the Rouargue-frères, large 8vo half shagreen with raised bands in 6 compartments, giltlettered title, and fine decorated compartments, gilt borders with decorated corners on front & back, with on front a gilt monogrammed central. P.C., gilt edges round sizes. Original edition, in a clean and very fine condition. KEYWORDS:turkey.

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        Antique Sheet Music- 'T Was on a Sunday Morning, On the Banks of the Guadalquiver, Willie We Have Missed You, Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, The Sweet Vesper Bells of Ancona, Gently Sighs the Breeze, Chant Bohemien

      Various Publishers, USA 1855 - Privately Bound collected music by various composers. Bound in half black morocco with black cloth boards. Raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Yellow endpapers. Works published between c1838 - c1855 (though many are undated) in American cities. Arranged for piano and piano with voice. The works are: 'T Was on a Sunday Morning, by Frank Mori; Songs of Madame Anna Bishop No 1: On the Banks of Guadalquiver, by N. C. Bochsa (ed)- 1847; The Elegy of Tears, by Schubert- 1847; Gems of German Song: Ave Maria, by Schubert; When the Swallows Homeward Fly, by Franz Abt.; 'Tis The Harp in the Air, by W. V. Wallace; Mary of Argyle, by S. Nelson; Willie We Have Missed You, by Stephen C. Foster- 1854; Kathleen Mavourneen, by F. N. Crouch; In Tears I Pine for Thee, Verdi; My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair, by Dr. Haydn; Il Silfo, by Caradori Allan- 1838; Guardian Spirits, by Thomas Baker- 1853; Moor'd is my Boat, by Geo. Linley; Jeannie with the LIght Brown Hair, by Stephen C. Foster- 1854; I've Been Roaming, by Chas E. Horn; The Sweet Vesper Bells of Ancona, John Parry; My Heart Returns to Thee Again, by H. Prach- 1843; With Silent Care and Grief Opprest, by Donizetti; I Cannot Mind My Wheel, Mother, by George Linley; Pestal, or the Prison Song, by John. R. Ling; Twinkling Stars Are Laughing Love, by John P. Ordway- 1855; Gently Sighs the Breeze, by Stephen Glover; Evening Song to the Virgin (Duet), by Mrs. Hemans and her sister; What Are the Wild Waves Saying, by Stephen Glover; Charity, by Stephen Glover- 1853; Marche Militaire, by Jacque Blumenthal; Le Prophete: Marche du Sacre, by G. Meyerbeer; Etude Mazurke, by Adrien Talexy; Aria Cujus Animam, by Rossini and arr. by H. Herz; 3 Impromptus, by J. Schulhoff; 3 Idylles: Chant du Berger, by J. Schulhoff; Nocturne, by J. Schulhoff; Trois Valses, by Fred. Chopin; Sounds of Love: Love in May, by T. Oesten; Sounds of Love: Serenade, by T. Oesten; Sounds of Love: Heavenly Bliss, by T. Oesten; Soirees Elysees: Plka Brillante, by Theodore Oesten; Chi Mi Frena In Ta Momento, by Donizetti- 1849; Il Mid Tesoro, by Mozart- 1852; Olga, by A. Goria; Remembrance, by James G. Barnett; Chant Bohemien, L. De Meyer; Gondellied, by T. Oesten; Fairy Polka, by Alfred Jaell- 1853; The Prima Donna Waltzes, by Jullien. The Spine is beginning to separate, and there is a little occasional foxing. There are 5 nearly full page cover illustrations in two tone or black & white. They are beautiful. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed [to Fredrick Cozzen] ('My dear Sir'), 3½ pages 8vo (laid down by the lower half of the last page), Cambridge [Massachusetts], 10 November 1855.

      - In Longfellow's characteristic faint ink, thanking him for the 'Wine Press', praising his literary work and drawing his attention to a song. '. Could you manage without inconvenience to call at the Ch[ancellor] of the Exch[equ]er in Downing Street tomorrow morning at 12.30 so as to go over the paper once more with a view of putting it in perfect shape for laying on the table on Thursday.'Reginald (later Sir Reginald) Francis Douce Palgrave (1829-1904) was from 1886 to 1900 clerk of the House of Commons, having previously been clerk assistant for sixteen years.

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        Sheet Music

      Various Publishers, USA 1855 - Half black morocco leather with raised bands, rulling and gilt lettering on spine. Blue pebbled boards and black morocco label of "Ella H. Morrison" on front board with gilt rulling and lettering. Full A collection of 19th century sheet music professionally bound for Ella H. Morrison in 3/4 morocco with blue cloth boards. The pieces are arranged for piano and voice. They are: Lorena, by H. D. L. Webster and J. P. Webster- 1861 (VERY RARE); Gems of German Songs: Gently Rest, by Kucken; The Sword of Bunker Hill, by William Ross Wallace and Covert- 1855; Tis Midnight Hour, by an Amateur- 1857; Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer, by Wm. Vincent Wallace- 1850; Ben Bolt, by Nelson Kneass- 1848; Woman to the Rescue, by E. H. E. Jameson and G. Baumhauer- 1863; The Death of Minnehaha, by Longfellow and Ch. C. Converse; Is That Mother Bending O'er Me, by Cha's H. Green- 1863; The Flag of the South, by Anna K. Hearn and O. Becker- 1861; Who Will Care for Mother Now?, by Cha's Carroll Sawyer and C. F. Thompson- 1863; The Lone Starry Hours Serenade, by Marshall S. Pike and James Power and arr. by J. P. Ordway- 1850; Annie of the Vale, by George P. Morris and J. R. Thomas- 1861; Mother is the Battle Over? or Will My Father Come Again, arr. by Henry Werner- 1863; We Laid Her Down to Rest, by C. C. Butler and F. W. Rauch- 1859; Songs of the Florences: The Captain, by W. J. Florence and arr. by T. Comer- 1859; Lays of Beauty: Harp That ONce THro' Tara's Halls, by Thomas Moore; The Banks of the Blue Moselle, by Fitz Ball and George Herbert Rodwell- c1860; Thou Art So Near and Yet so Far, A. Reichardt- c1860; McClellan and the Union, by Albert Fleming- 1863; Gems of Classic Song: Last Greeting, by Beranger and Schubert; Tap on the Window Pane, by J. P. Webster and C. M. Ballard- 1861; Minnie Brown, by Edgar G. Spinning- 1857; Little Topsy's Song, by Eliza Cook and Asa B. Hutchinson- 1859; Katy Darling, by J. Beelini; Jeannette and Jeannot (The Conscript's Departure), by Jefferys and Glover; The Bonnie Flag with the Stripes and Stars, by J. L. Deddes and arr. by Henry Werner- 1863; The Bonnie Flag with the Stripes and Stars, by Col. J. L. Geddes and Arr. by Henry Werner- 1863; T'Were Vain To Tell Thee All I Feel, arr. by F. STockhausen; Kathleen Mavourneen, by Mrs. Crawford and F. N. Crough; Mary of Argyle, by Ch. Jefferys and S. Nelson; Twilight Dews; Sleep Gentle Mother!, arr. by Wm. J. Lemon- 1857; Home Melodies: Mary's Away, by T. Brigham Bishop; Happy Land of Canaan, by William A. Wray- 1860; My Happy Home Far O'er the Sea, by Robert D. Holmes and Julia Daly- 1862; Pike's Peak Song or All Is Not Gold That Glitters!, by Pete Morris- 1859; Thy Name Was ONce A Magic Spell, by Norton and Cowell; The Cottage by the Sea, J. R. Norton- 1856, 1859;I Love Thee Fondly Dearest, by S. S. Waggener- 1855; Clouds with Silver Lining, by A. R. and P. G. Anton- 1859; Foster's Melodies: Ellen Bayne, by Stephen C. Foster- 1854; Our Good SHip Sails To-Night, by Stephen C. Massett- 1861; I Cannot Call Her Mother, by Sarah T. Bolton and R. Sinclair- 1854; LIttle Tillie's Grave, by B. R. Hanby- 1860; Weeping, Sad and Lonely or When This Cruel War is Over, by Charles Carroll Sawyer and Henry Tucker- 1863; The Tryste of Love, by Julia Daly and H. C. Watson- 1863; The Drummer Boy of Shiloh, by Will S. Hays- 1863; Flowers of Affection: Paul Vane or Lorena's Reply, by J. P. Webster and H. D. L. Webster- 1861; Old Folks Are Gone, by G. Friedrich Wurzel- 1852; I Wish I Was in Dixies Land, by Dan. D. Emmet and Arr. by W. L. Hobbs- 1860; Lays of the Night: The Murmuring Sea, by Stephen Glover; Many of these works were published just before or during the civil WAR. Some of them directly relate to the war effort, especially the patriotic songs and the ballads about missing husbands and battles. Several of these works have illustrations worth mentioning: "Lorena" has a beautiful full-page handcolored lithograph of a romantic couple in three pastoral scenes. The constumes are intricat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Méray ardent défenseur de l’Esperanto.

      - Nombre de document : 3 lettres autographes signées Nombre de page : 12 In-4 papier jauni par endroits, petites déchirures aux plis. Deux lettres, très fournies, dans lesquelles il souligne l’intérêt de l’Esperanto et donne des bases, afin de comprendre et de parler cette langue universelle. «Un mot encore pour vous dire que les chefs de la Société pour la propagation de l’Esperanto, M. L. de Beaufront [le marquis Louis de Beaufront (1855/1935)], président (2, rue Marboeuf à Paris) et M. René Lemaire, secrétaire (à Epernay), avec lesquels je suis entré en relation, sont des hommes extraordinairement dévoués, infatigables et désintéressés [ ]». Il souligne les obstacles rencontrés, le manque d’argent, ou encore, la difficulté de trouver une salle de conférence à l’Exposition universelle. «M. de Beaufront, qui depuis douze ans travaille à son côté à la fabrication d’une langue internationale et l’avait presque terminé (il paraît que c’était dans le genre de l’Esperanto, a tout jeté au feu, pour se faire le bras droit de M. Zamenhof [ ]».(Zamenhof est âgé de 28 ans lorsqu’il publie le premier manuel d’Esperanto, en juillet 1887). Une troisième lettre est relative à ses travaux mathématiques : «Je ne puis pas me dire un martyr de la géométrie car je n’ai encore été ni ruiné ni emprisonné pour elle ; mais malgré ma hardiesse j’ai failli reculer [ ]». Mathématicien, il publie (1872), avant Cantor, Weierstrass et Dedekind, une théorie arithmétique rigoureuse des nombres irrationnels. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        American Country Life: Summers Evening.

      Currier, New York 1855 - Lithograph, 19th century. Mild browning, overall a good example. Sheet size: 19 5/8 x 26. Inventory #: p35pmat.

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        Orfevrerie et Ouvrages en Metal du Moyen-Age, Mesures et Dessines d'apres les Anciens Modeles (Two-Volume Set)

      (Impr. de Vanhee-Wante), Bruges; Bruxelles et Leipzig 1855 - First edition. Two volume set. Large folios. 200 plates, including many double-page plates, volume one (1852) with an illustrated title-page. Volume one Signed and dated by Count Paul Stroganoff (1867), Privy Counsellor to the Czar and namesake of the famous Russian dish. Both volumes Signed by Count Gregoire Stroganoff (St. Petersburg, 1870), a connoisseur of European paintings who assembled an important collection of Egyptian art, with one other small signature underneath from 1880. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endleaves. Ex-library copy, with spine labels, bookplates, paper shelf labels on the rear endleaves, and one small stamp to the upper margin of the plates, else very good. A handsome set with fine plates depicting Christian mediaeval metal work in great detail. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      1855. First. 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. .

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        NOTES ON A YACHT VOYAGE TO HARDANGER FJORD, and the adjacent estuaries, by A Yachting Dabbler

      London & Keswick 1855 - ppxxvii 105 [iii]. a bit worn with scattered foxing. re-cased in the original brown cloth gilt, but with the unfortunate addition of a rather inappropriate cloth spine. new end-papers. a scarce account of a July 1845 voyage from Shetland to Bergen in a 70' gaff-rigged cutter, and subsequent cruising in the southern fjords. a charming book, illustrated with a map, 15 tinted lithograph plates, eight woodcuts and two steel engravings. This copy also contains three coloured lithographs, indicating that this is the second issue, as these lithographs appeared uncoloured in the first. 003 018 029 030 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Universal Alphabet, Grammar, and Language: Comprising a Scientific Classification of the Radical Elements of Discourse: and Illustrative Translations from the Holy Scriptures and the Principal British Classics: To which is added, A Dictionary of the Language.

      London: Richard Griffin and Company, Publishers to the University of Glasgow, [1855]. - George Edmonds (1788-1868) was an English teacher, lawyer, and scholar, who lived his entire life in Birmingham. He is remembered principally for the present volume, which enlarges upon John Wilkins' An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language (1668). Edmonds believed that the principle reason Wilkins' system wasn't adopted was that it was too hard to pronounce. Here, he proposes a modified pronunciation system for the language. This work is divided into three parts, an "alphabet, classification of radicals, and grammar of the philosophic language;" parallel texts of excerpts from English works of note (Shakespeare, Milton, Locke, the King James Bible, etc.) alongside their translation into the new language; and a dictionary of the new language Quarto. [12], vii, [1], 34, [2], 152, [2], 44, iii, [1], [2] , ix, [1], [2], [140] pp. Later marbled boards with printed paper spine label. A very good copy. First edition. Other works by Edmonds include The Philosophic Alphabet, with an explanation of its principlesÉ(1832), George Edmonds Appeal to the Labourers of England, an exposure of aristocrat spies, and the infernal machinery of the poor law murder bill (1832); George Edmonds's Three Half-Penny English Grammar (1837), and various political and legal tracts [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il mezzo più sicuro per vincere al lotto.

      Coi tipi di Giuseppe Cortese Macerata 1855 - OPERA DI: FORTUNATO INDOVINO E DI ALBUMAZAR DA CARPENTIERIIL MEZZO PIU' SICURO PER VINCERE AL LOTTO - OSSIA NUOVA - LISTA GENERALE - dè sogni col nome di tutte le cose e numeri corrispondenti all'estrazioni di Roma e Toscana - IL FAMOSO ABRACADABRA DETTO COSMOPOLITA . che nel 1854, aggiunse 4000 voci.Descritta, ed accresciuta di due Smorfie, e di 90 Figure del Giuoco Romano dall'anonimo cabalista, non che di 19 tavole del 1500 di Rutilio Benincasa, e il modo di adoprarle e altre diverse Cabale, di più l'interpetrazione, ossia spiegazione dei sogni colla nuova tariffa delle giuocate, vincite e dell'estrazioni secondo le notificazioni dell'eccelso Ministero delle Finanze 14 gennaio 1951, 22 novembre detto anno e 1 settembre 1854. Lingua: italiana|

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        Musée d'histoire naturelle-La cosmographie-la géologie-la zoologie-la Botanique

      Gustave Havard, Paris 1855 - Achille Comte Musée d'histoire naturelle La cosmographie-la géologie-la zoologie-la botanique 1855,Paris-édition Gustave Havard,In-8(22 x 31 cm),IV et 272 pages,ex libris manuscrit sur la page de titre Reliure cartonnage éditeur à décor floral vert et géométrique doré,dos titré illustré de 49 belles gravures hors texte,serpentes, d'une grande finesse et coloriées,de magnifiques planches animalières (oiseaux,papillons) et florales notamment Etat: la reliure est élimée avec lacunes de cartons et cassures aux mors et au dos,néanmoins le livre reste de structure solide,coins émoussés,quelques coupures sans manques,papier légèrement jauni,beau livre rare dans son cartonngae d'origine enrichi de superbes gravures! poids 2kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Giuseppe Verdi in the hand of his leading soprano

      . 4 pp. Large octavo (ca. 220 x 170 mm.). Dated Eaux-Bonnes (Pyrenees Atlantiques, France), September 25, 1855. In Italian (with translation). A lengthy and very interesting letter discussing Frezzolini's proposed engagement at the Paris Opera as Eleonora (in Il Trovatore) and its terms, alluding to an opera that she does not want to sing, etc. "All other considerations aside, how can one live in Paris on such a pittance? I also believe it necessary that, entering such an enticing theatre as the Opera, one must do it without pomp and ceremony but discreetly, as is appropriate for an artist who, unfortunately, is not at the beginning of her career. In any case, I know that such are your ideas, and that is the reason why I had begged you, and still beg you, to settle this affair yourself... I would be happy... to combine business with pleasure and appear again in Paris with my part of Eleonora, and I am convinced that, if you really want it, it will per force be done..." Slightly worn and browned with some show-through; soiled at upper outer corners; creased at folds.. Frezzolini was the leading Verdi soprano in the 1840s. Closely identified with Romantic opera and especially with Verdi, Frezzolini "had bel canto skills but sang in the new manner called for by Verdi's works, uniting smooth legato and dramatic power. Her sensational debut, at Florence in 1837, was in the title role of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda; this remained one of her most effective parts, along with Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (in which she caused another sensation, at La Scala in 1840), Bellini's Elvira (I puritani), and Verdi's Giselda, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Leonora (Il trovatore). She also created the title role in Coccia's Giovanna II, regina di Napoli (1840, Milan). She was compared to Maria Malibran for boldness, intensity and pathos, with an added sweetness of timbre; Fetis wrote of her beauty and nobility on stage. After an early London season (1841) and many Italian engagements, she spent the years between 1847 and 1857 in St Petersburg, Madrid, London and Paris." John Rosselli in Grove online

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        Photographic portrait of John Brown, Jr

      Mounted oval salt print photograph with sepia wash. Image approximately 7" x 5" at the tallest and widest points. Signed by the subject beneath the image: "Fraternally Yours John Brown, Jr." The sepia wash has spread slightly beyond the image and over the signature, with no diminishment of readability, else fine. The eldest son of John Brown, John Brown, Jr. took over the leadership of his family and continued his father's activities after his father was hanged for the raid on the Harper's Ferry Arsenal. He shared his father's anti-slavery passions and had previously corresponded with Frederick Douglass on the issue. He was instrumental in convincing his father to come to Kansas in 1855, and participated in his father's activities there. Although he did not participate in the Harper's Ferry Raid, he was under suspicion as a conspirator, and only avoided arrest by surrounding himself with armed bodyguards. .

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        Das Palais des Prinzen Albrecht. Le Palais du Prince Albrecht.

      . Aquatinta v. Brohm n. Marohn b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Kiewitz 0824. - Ansicht des Innenhofes.

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        "Palais des Prinzen zu Preußen. Le palais du Prince de Prusse".

      . altkol. Aquatinta (in Stahl) F. v. Brohm b. Hubenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19,1 x 27,6. Kiewitz 86: Ernst, Brohme 3. - Blick von der Universität aus. Links die Bibliothek, rechts das Reiterstandbild Friedrich des Großen. - Mit breitem Rand und sorgfältig koloriert.

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        Mary Lyndon; or, Revelations of a Life (Women's Rights / Free Love Interest)

      New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1855. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Biography) NICHOLS, Mary Gove. Mary Lyndon; or, Revelations of a Life: An Autobiography. New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1855. First Edition. Duodecimo, 7.75 x 5.25 inches. Hardcover, original brown cloth, 388 pages. Foxing and toning to pages with some damp-staining. Musty smell. Spine toned and worn. Cloth tears to front joint. Boards rubbed with slight soiling. Edge wear with bumping to corners and chipping to spine. Fair condition. <br><br> Mary Gove Nichols was an American writer and advocate of free love, womenâ&#128;&#153;s rights, and health reform. Since previous books and pamphlets that endorsed the concept of free love were actually authored by men, her autobiography became the first case against marriage written from a woman&#39;s point of view.

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        Reports Of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practical And Economical Route For a Railroad From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean

      1855 - Pacific Railroad Surveys 1855-1861 Uniformly Bound Set Title: Reports Of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practical And Economical Route For a Railroad From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean Set bound in natural quarter leather, marbled paper and leather corners. 12 volumes in 13 as published. Bindings are new and in fine condition. Text blocks to all copies are tight with usual aging issues as described below. Price: $12,500. Volume 1. A.OF. Nicholson, Washington, 1855 House of Representatives Complete. No Plates as issued. Clean copy. Title-pages and next 2 pages with light foxing. Occasional light foxing, else very clean copy. Volume 2. A.O.F. Nicholson, Washington, 1855 House of Representatives Complete. 37 Plates and 2 folding maps (26 B&W shells & flowers; 13 lithographs in color). Generally clean copy, edge stain to first 34 pages, plates clean with the exception of light foxing to one botany plate. Volume 3. A.OF. Nicholson, Washington, 1855 House of Representatives Complete. 31 plates and 3 folding maps (21 lithographs in color, 8 topology plates; 2 botany plates). Volume is generally clean. Clean plates. Occasional light foxing. Several pages with toning. Occasional light foxing. Volume 4. Beverley Tucker, Washington, 1856 Senate Complete. 59 B&W botanical plates and 1 folding map. Text clean. Toning to several plates and occasional edge foxing. Volume 5. Beverley Tucker, Washington, 1856 Senate Complete. 77 plates (39 botanical plates; 8 folding topology maps; 2 single page maps and 28 color lithographs. This volume contains the scarce Los Angeles plate. Plates clean. Several pages with toning else a clean text. Volume 6. Beverley Tucker, Washington, 1857 Senate Complete. 49 plates (15 plates with animals, birds & Fish; 17 botanical plates; 17 lithographs in color. Plates clean, pages with toning, else a clean text. Volume 7. A.OF. Nicholson, Washington, 1857 House of Representatives Complete. 51 plates (10 with shells, 14 topology, 8 with plants, 11 with graphs and 8 lithographs in color). Occasional light foxing to the text, topology plate with light foxing, else clean plates. Volume 8. A.OF. Nicholson, Washington, 1857 House of Representatives Complete. 43 plates of mammal skulls. Top fore edge corner with light stain throughout. Stain to plates not affecting the images. Overall text is remarkably clean. Volume 9. A.OF. Nicholson, Washington, 1858 House of Representatives Complete. No plates as issued. Very light damp stain at fore edge throughout, else very clean text. Volume 10. Beverley Tucker, Washington, 1859 Senate Complete. 122 plates of reptiles, birds, mammals and snakes. Several bird plates with wonderful copy, remainder of the plates are in B & W. Light foxing to the title-page and first 5 pages. Several of the B & W plates with foxing. Bird plates in color are clean. Volume 11. George W. Bowman, Washington, 1861 Senate Complete. Volume with 33 maps including 4 single plates and 29 large fold out. Also contains 8 B & W lithographs and 5 folding B & W panoramas. Maps brittle but in generally very good condition, with usual creases and small tears. Light foxing to the plates and one fold out. Text at front of volume with heavy foxing. Overall a decent copy of the a very scarce volume. Volume 12-1. Thomas H. Ford, Washington, 1860 House of Representatives Complete. 70 plates, all lithographs in color and 3 folding maps. Plates and text are clean. Damp stain to gutter starting at page 256 to the end, not affecting the text. Only 2 of the plates have this staining. Index in back with staining to the fore edge. Volume 12-2. Thomas H. Ford, Washington, 1860 House of Representatives Complete. 51 plates. All but 2 are in B &W and are of plants, bugs, animals, birds and fish. Toning to 2 plates and occasional light foxing to others. Wonderful lithograph of bird in color. Foxing to the first 3 pages including the title-page. Occasional light foxing to the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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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        [Manuscript]: The Lone Wanderer: or Joan and the Silver Dove: A Tale of Fairy Land: 1855

      1855. First. 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. .

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        Flower Fables

      Boston: George W Briggs & Co, 1855. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Author&#39;s first book (printed nearly six years after written). Alcott composed this collection of nine stories for Ellen Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Gllt floral decoration to spine and front cover with embossed design to edges of boards. Variant binding with different floral device than typically issued to front cover. Minor rubbing to boards, fading to spine, and minor wear to edges of boards. Small open tear to bottom corner of front pastedown. Pencil inscription to front free endpage dated 1860. Six illustrations are all present; although one has a few creases to the edges. Occasional spots of foxing, smudging, and minor soiling to the interior. Tight binding overall with a few minor splits. 182 pages. CHILD/090814.

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        Colton&#39;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&#39;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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        Botanique. Organographie et Taxonomie. Histoire Naturelle des Familles Vegetales et des principales Especes suivant la Classification de M. Adrien de Jussieu. Avec l'Indication de leur Emploi dans les Arts, les Sciences et le Commerce.

      Paris, L. Curmer, 1855.. 3ieme ed. 28 cm. XXVIII, 387 (1) S. Mit 43 Tafeln, davon 23 fein handkolorierte Kupferstiche von Louis Dujardin nach Charles Francois Daubigny und 20 getönte Lithographien sowie zahlr. Holzschnitten im Text. Dekoriertes Leinen (Hardcover) mit Gold- und Blindprägung. Marmorierter Schnitt. Gut. Einband beschabt und berieben. Rückengelenk hinten fachmännisch erneuert, ausgefranste Kaitale geklebt..Vergoldung am Rücken teils abgefallen. Insgesamt etwas braunfleckig, die Tafeln jedoch nur schwach betroffen. Les trois Regnes de la Nature. Regne vegetale..

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        Ordensbuch sämmtlicher in Europa blühender und erloschener Orden und Ehrenzeichen

      Rudolph und Dieterici Dresden 1855 - Erste Auflage; Ebd. Ganzleder der Zeit mit reicher Deckel und Rückenvergoldung; Ecken und Kanten berieben, sont fest und in schönem Zustand; mit 44 nicht kolorierten Tafeln; zwei lose Tafeln; 255 Seiten; 17x26,5 cm; einige Braunflecken; Auf Vorsatz, schöne Widmung des Verfassers datiert Juni 1855; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ten autograph letters, signed, to the Condessa de Rio Maior on the education of her son at the University of Coimbra. In Portuguese, on paper.

      Mostly written at Coimbra, @, @April 1853 to July 1855. - Written in ink, in a small, neat, legible hand. 20 ll. with 15 pp. of text. 8° (ranging from 19 x 12.5 cm. to 21.5 x 14 cm.), Some foldlines. Fine condition. ---- These 10 letters are reports by a leading Portuguese pedagogue on the academic progress of D. Antonio José de Saldanha Oliveira e Sousa (1836-1891), later fourth Conde and first Marquês de Rio Maior. D. Antonio was studying law at the University of Coimbra. The letters, dating from April 1853 to July 1855, include comments on D. António?s studies and the results of his exams. Several times O?Neill reports that the Conde de Rio Maior had joined his son in Coimbra. We assume that these letters were sent to the Condessa de Rio Maior, who is always addressed as ?Illmª Exmª Senhora? or ?Vª Exª.?D. Antonio was the firstborn son of the third Conde de Rio Maior, João Maria de Saldanha Oliveira e Sousa (1811-1872), a prominent figure in the Lutas Liberaes and in politics. In 1854 he served briefly as civil governor of Coimbra. His wife, D. Isabel Botelho Mourão e Vasconcelos, daughter of the Conde de Vila Real and lady-in-waiting to D. Maria II, was a prominent figure in her own right, known for her charitable works. The Rio Maior library (of the Casa da Anunciada) was one of the best private libraries ever formed in Portugal. Most of it was dispersed not long after the Portuguese revolution of April 1974.Henrique O?Neill (1821-1889), descendant of an Irish family that arrived in Portugal during the eighteenth century, was a distinguished and literate man. After receiving his degree in law from Coimbra he taught Portuguese at Göttingen, then returned to Lisbon to enter the judiciary. O?Neill counted among his acquaintances Alexandre Herculano and Antonio Feliciano de Castilho, and belonged to the Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa and the Instituto de Coimbra. In 1873 he became @perceptor of D. Carlos and D. Afonso, the sons of D. Luis I, and @veador of Maria Pia of Savoy, D. Luis?s consort. For these services he was named Visconde de Santa Monica.---- On O?Neill, see Innocêncio X, 291 and @Aditamentos p. 184. See also @Grande enciclopédia XXVII, 228 on O?Neill, and XXV, 747-8 on the Condes de Rio Maior.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon (12 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux ; Tome 9 ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier

      Garnier Frères 1855 - Avec la nomenclature linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier, revue sur l'édition in-4° de l'Imprimerie Royale et annotées par M. Flourens, Nouvelle édition illustrée de 150 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de MM. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le plus grand soin, 12 vol. in-4 (275 x 190 mm à la reliure) reliure postérieure demi-chagrin maroquiné rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, Garnier Frères, Paris, s.d., (1855-1857), Tome 1 : Théorie de la Terre - Histoire générale des Animaux, xxxvi-686 pp. avec 6 planches (dont portrait-frontispice de Buffon et 5 pl. coloriées dont 2 cartes ) ; Tome 2 : L'Hommes - Les Quadrupèdes, 667 pp. avec 23 pl. dont 22 pl. col. ; Tome 3 : Les Quadrupèdes, 597 pp. avec 19 pl. col. ; Tome 4 : Les Singes - Additions aux quadrupèdes, 680 pp. avec 12 pl. col. ; Tome 5 : Les oiseaux, 597 pp. avec 23 planches col. ; Tome 6 : Les oiseaux, 586 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 7 : Les oiseaux, 624 pp. avec 21 planches col.; Tome 8 : Les oiseaux, 631 pp. avec 20 planches col. ; Tome 9 : 670 pp., 1 f. blanc, 4 pp. et 2 ff. avec 6 pl. col. ; Tome 10 : Les Minéraux, 569 pp. ; Tome 11 : Les Minéraux, 609 pp. et 1 f. ; Tome 12 : Expériences sur les végétaux, arithmétique morale et Tables analytiques et raisonnées des matières contenues dans l'ouvrage entier, 824-6 pp. (avec la table de placement des planches) Complet. Agréable exemplaire de la nouvelle édition Garnier, avec les belles illustrations de Gobin et les magnifiques dessins de Traviès. L'ensemble est bien complet des 150 planches hors texte (dont 148 pl. coloriées). Bon état (frott. avec petits mq. à deux dos, un petit accroc avec un mq. à une coiffe, qq. petits chocs en coupes, qq. rouss., mais bel état par ailleurs, de bonne fraîcheur intérieure et de très jolie présentation). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die malerische und romantische Rhein-Pfalz,, dargestellt in Original-Ansichten in Stahlstich von Deutschlands bedeutesten Künstlern. Historisch-topographisch beschrieben von Franz Weiß. Nach dessen Tode neu herausgegeben v. W. Kuby,

      Neustadt a.d. Haardt, A. H. Gottschick, o. J. um 1855. - Mit 62 Stahlstichtafeln und einem allegorischem Titelblatt in Stahlstich, VIII, 288 Seiten, ordentliches Exemplar mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Mit 2 zusätzlichen Stahlstichen aus dem Inneren des Speyrer Domes Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°, rotes O Ln mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenprägung Dritte vielfach vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of an Expedition Up The Niger and Tshadda Rivers, Undertaken by MacGregor Laird, Esq. in Connection with the British Government, in 1854 with Map and Appendix

      London: Church Missionary House. 1855. First. First edition. Octavo. 234pp. Original figured cloth and gilt lettering. Contemporary bookplate of Abraham Lawrence. This copy lacks the small map and has some modest and not particularly disturbing spotting to the boards, else a bright, very good or better copy. Reprinted in 1970, the first edition is very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        ORDER Of EXERCISES. Second Anniversary of the Pilgrim Sunday School Attached to the Unitarian Church, Stockton Street. On Sunday Evening, August 12th, 1855.

      Printed at the Mercantile Job Office, 130 Sansome Street., [San Francisco]: 1855 - Typographical border to entire. Broadside announces the 11 item agenda for this special service celebrating Pilgrim's Sunday School's second anniversary. A hand-inked addition is found after the 3rd item, noting the Prayer will be followed by "Baptism of Infants". Light rash to top margin edge [no text affected]. Faint fold-lines. A VG+ copy of this very rare 1850s San Francisco publication. 12-1/2" x 7-3/8". 1st printing (Greenwood 609, noting title from John Howell). Single Sheet, printed recto only. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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&#39;s decorative bookplate on front pastedown, owner&#39;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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