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        Osmunda regalis, Pl. L (The Royal or Flowering Fern)

      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, Osmunda regalis, Pl. L, measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with light wrinkling on the bottom right corner. The ferns pressed on this engraving are commonly known as Royal or Flowering Ferns. The green coloring of these pressed ferns are vibrant and show the frond details and the root systems in two different sizes. 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.

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        Atlas der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen [sic] in Russland.

      Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften St Petersburg 1855 - Oblong folio (46 x 54 cm). Title and contents printed on upper blue wrappers, V pp. notes and tables, five lithograph maps hand-coloured in outline and numbered; only half of lower wrapper present, occasional light marginal dampstaining and spotting, vertical fold in the middle. Unusual atlas of the celebrated German communities of the Russian empire - 'Nemtsiy' [German] possibly coming from 'nemyy' [mute] because these communities would speak only German, and hence not Russian with natives. The atlas shows a general map, and more detailed maps of the regions of St. Petersburg, Saratov and Samara, and southern Ukraine (Odessa to Crimea). Uncommon: apparently no copy in the New York Public Library nor the Library of Congress, only one copy in the UK public institutions (BL) and two in Germany's (Berlin and Halle). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Orig.-Malerei des Admiral Pierre-Paul de Grandiere.

      Ohne Ortsangabe, o. J. (ev. um 1855-1856).. wahrscheinlich Gouachemalerei. Blatt-Format ca. 29,5x23 cm, Kartonformat ca. 32x24 cm, hinter Glas in einem eindrucksvoll goldverziehrten Holzrahmen der Zeit, dieser ca. 65x56 cm.. Pierre-Paul de Grandiere (geb. 1807, Redon, gest. 1876 in Quimper) war ein wichtiger französischer Admiral, der u.a. an der Blockade von Buenos Aires, an der Expedition nach Kamtschatka, aber auch am Krim-Krieg mitwirkte. 1856 wechselte er in das Depot des Cartes et Plans und nahm an der italienischen Kampagne teil. - Fein gemalte Zeichnung des Admirals die ihn ev. im Alter von ca. 40 Jahren zeigt. Mit eindrucksvollem Backanbart, in Paradeuniform mit Säbel an einem Kartentisch! De Grandiere schmücken einige hochrangige Orden, einer davon scheint ein Orden des Krimkrieges zu sein.

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        Les contes. Précédes d'une préface par J. T. de Saint-Germain

      T. Lefèvre, Paris 1855 - 4º, 1 retrato, XVIII p., (256) p. profusamente ilustradas en el texto, 12 láminas, viñetas, e iniciales decoradas. Texto enmarcado en orla. Media piel, nervios, florones, hilos y ruedas doradas. Cortes dorados. Magnífica edición, impresa sin año y con las páginas sin numerar, de doce de los famosísimos cuentos infantiles de Perrault: Caperucita roja, La Cenicienta, La Bella durmiente, Barba Azul, El gato con botas, etc., así como la versión en prosa de Piel de Asno y la publicada en verso, tal como la escribió inicialmente su autor. Excelente edición, con el texto impreso dentro de delicadas orlas decoradas, acompañadas de bellos grabados a la madera de gran calidad, de destacados artistas: grabadas por Lefrancq de dibujos de Desandré, viñetas de G. Fath, Noel Duhamel y Amarchand, etc. Literatura infantil. Literatura francesa. Cuentos franceses. Children's literature. French literature. French tales.

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        Sending on Board the Admiral for Letters at Sea / Envoi Des Lettres Au Bord de L'amiral En Mer

      Day & Son Lithers, London - 1855. (Poster) Very good. Artist: Oswald Walter Brierly. Engraving by Thomas Goldsworth Dutton and Jonathan Needham. 24" X 16" Original Lithograph in 28.5" X 34.5" gold painted wooden frame. In very good condition with very minor foxing near bottom. Image shows the English and French fleets in the Baltic, 1854 (including the Amphion 1846) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      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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        Oeuvres complètes de H. de Balzac. 20 tomes.,

      Paris : Houssiaux, 1855-1870. - Einbände berieben. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Mit heraldischen Ex Libris von Henry Trafford-Rawson, geb. 1830. Die Familie stammt aus South-West Herefordshire. Siehe mehr unter "The History of Ewyas Lacy. - 1-4 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie privée -- 5-8 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie de province -- 9-12 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie Parisienne -- 13 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie militaire et scènes de la vie de campagne -- 14-16 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 2, Etudes philosophiques -- 17 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1, Etudes de moeurs. Scènes de la vie Parisienne -- 18 : La comédie humaine : Pt. 1/3, Etudes de moeurs, études analytiques, scènes de la vie Parisienne, scènes de la vie politique, scènes de la vie de campagne. études analytiques; Suppl. -- 19 : Théâtre de H. de Balzac : Vautrin.; Les ressources de Quinola; Pamela Giraud; La Maratre. -- 20 : Les contes drolatiques. Colligez ez abbayes de tourayne et mis en lumière par le Sieur de Balzac pour l'esbattement des pantagruelistes et non autres. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 12550 Mit zahlr. Abb. Halbleder der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America

      T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A. N. Hart, Philadelphia 1855 - Publisher's brown blind-stamped morocco, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two, the others with repeat decoration in blind, g.e. (neat repairs to joints) Provenance: Geo. S. Mcphaill (signature in vol.I) The third octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format produced in 1836-44. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and colouring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. Howes M129; McGrath p.206; cf. Miles & Reese America Pictured to the Life 53 (first octavo edition); Sabin: 43411 (1854-56 edition with 221 plates); Servies 4028. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches). 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen, most after Charles Bird King. (Repaired tear to blank margin of contents leaf of vol.III, occasional light spotting and soiling). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FESTALBUM der Feier des Eintritts Berns in den Schweizerbund, 6 März 1353 begangen im Jahr 1853 an den Siegestagen u: Laupen u: Murten, zu Jun: 1339 u:zz Jun: 1876 [sic]. Historischer Zug angeordner u:zur Herausgabe in lechszig Blättern bearbeitet von Doc

      Bern: Stämpflische Verlagshandlung & Zürich: Friedrich Schulthez, [1855]. - oblong folio. [ff. 6]. with half-title & list of subscribers. 60 tinted lithographed plates (incl. title) by H.Jenny (59 hand-coloured). contemporary quarter roan, rebacked with spine mounted, morocco label on upper cover (covers rubbed, some foxing to text leaves). First Edition. Handsome fête book celebrating the fifth centenary of Bern's entrance into the Swiss Confederation (1353) as its eighth member. With detailed hand-coloured lithographed costume plates showing the historical processions. Not found in Colas or Hiler. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Origin and Process of the Art of Writing

      Day and Son, London 1855 - Bound in embossed black paper mache boards, spine recently rebound in black leather; gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpages renewed. Illustrated with 28 plates [13 chromolithographics]. A number of hairline cracks to covers, small abrasion at foot of spine [caused by the eradication of shelf numbering], open leaves a little spotted, sporadic marginal soiling [thumbprints] throughout, small ink inscription to the upper outside corner of second last endpage, but on the whole a good copy internally, in a well-preserved example of this odd little bi-way in the development of publisher's bindings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of British Guiana - A general description of the colony; a narrative of some of the principal events from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time; together with an account of its climate, geology, staple products and natural history

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1855 - 2 vols., 8vo. 518 + 580pp + 6 attractive engraved plates and folding map. 1st ed., mostly fine in original worn cloth. Good history of the island plus description of its present state and a study of the natural history. A scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora's Dictionary

      published by Lucas Brothers, Baltimore 1855 - Publisher's black morocco gilt, covers blocked in gilt with an overall design incorporating the title and a young couple seated on a grassy knoll, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, glazed endpapers, g.e. A very fine example of a popular 19th-century American colour-plate book: here in its most deluxe form, with the maximum number of plates and an exceptional "super extra" publisher's binding. The binding is an example of American mid-19th century design at its most exuberant: within a border largely composed from fresh-cut wooden poles with intertwining climbing plants, a pair of young lovers sit on a flower-bedecked knoll. They hold between them the present work which they examine carefully. Above and behind them is a giant epergne laden with Solomon's seal, roses, columbine and grasses. The main section of text of Flora's Dictionary is made up of about 230 entries arranged alphabetically from Acacia Rose (friendship) to Zinnia (absence). Each entry includes a brief definition (Laburnum: pensive beauty; Ranunculus: I am dazzled by your charms; etc.), followed by a selection of appropriate verses, from both the classics and contemporary authors. The next two sections deal with the botanical aspects of the flowers but also include the derivation of the name and the Linnaean classification of each flower. This is followed by a calendar with an appropriate flower for every day of the year. Finally, there is an index of sentiments arranged alphabetically with the appropriate flowers. Elizabeth Washington Gamble the author of the present work was the daughter of Robert and Catherine Gamble of Richmond, Virginia and became William Wirt's second wife in 1802. They purchased a house in Richmond in 1808 and went on to raise a family of ten children. The present work is based on Elizabeth Wirt's manuscript of favorite quotations about flowers, which was first published anonymously as Flora's Dictionary in 1829. Later editions (such as the present example) identified the author as Mrs. E. W. Wirt of Virginia. A very rare 1855 publisher's broadside in the University of Virginia collection (R.O. Hummel Southeastern Broadsides 4405) gives details of the three forms in which this edition was issued. The present example of this "most Splendid Gift Book of the Season! / and / A Gift Book for all Seasons!!!" is from the most expensive and luxurious issue (cost $16.00): "First. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Fifty-six groups [i.e. plates] colored from nature, illustrating all the flowers in the book. Bound in Turkey morocco, super extra, gilt edges [this copy], and Turkey morocco, antique, gilt edges." The next most expensive cost $9.00: "Second. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Twelve groups colored from nature. Bound in morocco, extra, gilt edges and full gilt sides." The $6.00 issue, included the title, presentation plate and six plates and was bound in "super extra muslin, gilt edges and full gilt sides." Bennett p.115 (1837 edition); McGrath p.36 (1837 edition); Reese Stamped with a National Character 52 (1837 edition); Sabin 104868 (1837 and 1855 editions). (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Chromolithographic additional title and presentation leaf after John McLenan, 56 hand-coloured lithographic plates after Miss Ann Smith, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, letterpress title and each page of text with decorative wood-engraved page surrounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A Cyclopedia of Agriculture, ... in which the theory, the art, and the business of farming are thoroughly and practically treated ...., 2 v

      Glasgow, 1855. First Edition. Original publisher's cloth. A very good copy with some occ. spotting to the plates. 4to., 52 steel plate eng's. Morton edited this work from the best contemporary sources for all fields. The purpose was to provide a detailed reference manual for farming that covered the myriad topics confronting those who farmed. The plates are well drawn and illustrate machinery, building design and construction etc.. There are text illus. as well. The text is very detailed with the idea of providing scientific up-to-date information. An excellent insight into farming techniques of the 19th century. Perkins # 1234 - citing only the later ed.

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        The Railway Accident, A Tale [and Three Other Works].

      1855 - Rare British Novella About A Railway Accident Featuring a Trial for Negligence [Neale, John Mason]. The Railway Accident: A Tale. London: John Henry & Jas. Parker, [c. 1855]. 103 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. [Bound with three other titles.] Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn and corners rubbed. Light toning, light browning to final title. * The plot of The Railway Accident concerns a railroad worker who is falsely accused of having caused the accident; the final quarter of the novella is a "verbatim" account of the courtroom proceedings in which he is acquitted by "the almost special interference of Providence." This is a rare item. We located 3 copies in the UK and 1 copy in North America (at the University of Missouri). The other works in this volume are Emily Judson's Records of Alderbrook, Or Fanny Forester's Village Sketches (London, 1854) and two pamphlets issued by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: Stephen Bell; Or, Follow After Charity (London, 1855) and The Cripple of the Railroad (London, 1853). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of the late Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S., etc. Vols 1 & 2 edited by George Peacock. Vol 3 edited by John Leitch. With "Life of Thomas Young" by George Peacock, uniformly bound.

      John Murray, London. 1855 - 4 vols. 8vo. Pp, vi, 600; v, errata, 623; x, 625; xiii, 514. Portrait and other plates, as called for. Original cloth gilt. Spines faded and a little wear at top. Otherwise in fine and remarkable condition. Would be difficult to better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA. After Lithographs bLouis Haghe.6 Vols. in 3

      Day and Son, London 1855 - Complete with 250 lithographed plates. First original 4to edition. Binding: 3/4 red morrocco with corners, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, upper edge gilt. Some foxing throughout mostly on verso of plates. A VERY GOOD WELL-BOUND AND ATTRACTIVE SET. (registered airmail postage worldwide incl.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Key to the Science of Theology: Designed As an Introduction to the First Principles of Spiritual Philosophy; Religion, Law and Government; As Delivered by the Ancients, and As Restored in This Age, for the Final Development of Universal Peace.

      F. D. Richards, Liverpool/ London 1855 - 12mo hardcover in original blind-stamped cloth, very tight binding, pages are clean and unfoxed, the spine is rebacked, with new endpapers, edges of first few sheets brittle, else a solid and very good copy. This is the seminal printing of the Church of Latter Day Saints doctrine by Pratt who after meeting Joseph Smith in 1830 continued with the church to Missouri and then onto Utah. He is considered to be the father of Mormon pamphleteering. Scarce; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 173pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Panorama von Berlin vom Kreuzberg aus aufgenommen".

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 13,2 x 50,5. Kiewitz 562; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 7. - Dek. Panorama von Berlin, links das Denkmal auf dem Kreuzberg.

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

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

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        The Ingoldsby Legends

      London: Richard Bentley, 1855. - In an Elegant, Beautifully Wrought Pictorial Binding[BAYNTUN OF BATH, binders]. INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseudonym of Richard Harris Barham). The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth and Marvels. The Three Series. London: Richard Bentley, 1855. Tenth edition. Three octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in; 193 x 121 mm). xii, 338, [2]; iv, 288; vi, [2], 364 pp. Twenty engraved plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech, including frontispieces.Uniformly bound c. 1925 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed to front turn-in) in full crushed blue morocco with a multi-colored pictorial onlay vignette to each upper cover, the vignette within an enchanting arabesque-bordered frame with extensive gilt dots as background. Wide turn-ins with triple fillets. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt ornamented raised bands. Gilt framed and ornamented compartments. All edges gilt. Pink marbled endpapers. A fine set, handsomely bound.The exquisite multi-color leather inlays on the front cover of each volume depict as follows:First Series: The Great Lord Cardinal. From the Jackdaw of Rheims (opposite page 221)"Then the great Lord Cardinal call'd for his book,And off that terrible curse he took; The mute expression Served in lieu of confession,And, being thus coupled with full restitution,The Jackdaw got plenary absolution."Second Series: Shylock. From The Merchant of Venice (opposite page 45)"I believe there are fewBut have heard of a Jew,Named Shylock, of Venice, as arrant a "Screw"In money transactions, as ever you knew;An exorbitant miser, who never yet lentA Ducat at less than three hundred per cent."Third Series: Sir Christopher Hatton. From The House-Warming, A Legend of Bleeding-Heart Yard (opposite page 292)"The fact is, Sir Christopher, early in life,As all bachelors should do, had taken a wife,A Fanshawe by family, ---one of a houseWell descended, but boasting less "nobles" than nous "George Bayntun [1873-1940] served an apprenticeship with the Taylor family, before starting his own bookbinding business in 1894. He took on London binders to raise the standard of craftsmanship and soon moved into larger premises on Walcot Street. It was recognized that 'He has brought intelligence into play as well as high craftsmanship." In 1939 the Bayntun and Rivière & Son binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street (Bath), in which the business still exists today."George Bayntun adhered to traditional book binding techniques: 'We work in the old way. Machine binding? Ah yes.but not for us.' He had an especially good relationship with many pre-eminent American dealers, and Arthur Brenanto, Maurice Inman, Nat Ladden and Dr Rosenbach hosted a lunch in his honour on a visit to New York in 1936."George Bayntun died at the age of 67 in 1940, having built a world famous business. George Bayntun's last years were crowned by the frequent patronage of Queen Mary, who spent the war years near Bath. She granted the firm the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950" (Wiki).Richard Barham's famous series of often-macabre (and often non-politically-correct!) parodies of myths, legends and ghost stories, many in verse - illustrated with plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech. These pieces began appearing in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 (at about the time Oliver Twist was appearing there), and were immensely popular with that journal's readers -- so much so that they were subsequently collected in these three separately-published volumes. Though Barham's work is largely forgotten today, we do have several hold-overs from it - such as the tale from which Walt Disney devised "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and the earliest published version of the children's poem about the dog "Bingo" and Bingo was his name-O".

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        Thematisches Verzeichniss der Werke, Bearbeitungen und Transcriptionen. Neue vervollständigte Ausgabe. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel (1877). Kl. 4°. IV, 162 S. mit zahlr. gest. Notenbeispielen, OHlwd.

      - MGG VIII, 973.- Zweite u. letzte Ausgabe (erstmals 1855 erschienen), selten.- Durch versch. Register erschlossen, Buchblock gelockert, Ebd. tls. stärker berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        "Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom "K. Seminar".

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei J. Bartels in Urach, um 1855, 39 x 49 cm.. Schefold 10364; Henning-Maier S. 155, Abb. Nr. 53. - Variante mit Tonplatte. Mit Lichtrand vom Passepartoutausschnitt; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Hitopadésa ou L'Instruction Utile. Recueil d'Apologues et de Contes.

      Chez P. Jannet 1855 - Traduit du sanscrit avec des notes historiques et littéraires, et un appendice contenant l'indication des sources et des imitations, par M. Edouard Lancereau, Membre de la Société Asiatique, exemplaire sur papier de chine, 1 vol. in-16 reliure plein maroquin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, toutes tranches dorées, double filet dorés sur coupes, chasses richement ornées, reliure signée de Hardy, de la Bibliothèque Elzévirienne, Chez P. Jannet, Paris, 1855, 3 ff. blancs, XI-288 pp. Rare et bel exemplaire sur papier de chine de l'édition originale de la traduction de ce recueil d'apologues hindous, parfaitement établi dans une belle reliure de plein maroquin vert par Hardy. L'ouvrage se développe en quatre chapitres : Mitralâbha ou l'Acquisition des Amis, Souhridbhéda ou la Désunion des amis, Vigraha ou la Guerre et enfin Sandhi ou la Paix ; chacun d'eux propose une succession de fables indiennes et d'apologues. Vicaire, I, 652 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Etudes de Médecine Homoeopathique. Première et deuxième séries (complet).

      P., Chez J.-B. Baillière, 1855, 2 vol. in-8 (223 x 140) brochés, couvertures imprimées, de (1) f. (catalogue de l'éditeur) - (4) ff. (faux-titre, titre, avertissement et table) - 632 pp. ; VI - 516 pp. Dos légèrement insolés, rares rousseurs (concentrées sur quelques cahiers), exemplaire en très grande partie non coupé, rare dans cet état. - Edition originale pour la première série. Il s'agit de l'édition en 2 séries de divers opuscules de Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), père de la médecine homéopathique, dont une grande partie est présentée ici pour la première fois en français (une première édition était parue chez le même éditeur en 1850, beaucoup moins complète, elle correspond à la 2ème série de cette édition uniquement). 1ère série : Traité des maladies vénériennes - Esprit de la doctrine homoeopathique - La médecine de l'expérience - L'observateur en médecine - Esculape dans la balance - Lettre à un médecin de haut rang sur l'urgence d'une réforme en médecine - Valeur des systèmes en médecine considérés surtout eu égard à la pratique qui en découle - Conseils à un aspirant au doctorat - L'allopathie, un mot d'avertissement à toutes les classes - Réflexions sur les trois méthodes accréditées de traiter les maladies - Obstacles à la certitude et à la simplicité de la médecine pratique - Examen des sources de la matière médicale ordinaire - Des formules en médecine - Des faibles doses des médicaments - Répétition d'un médicament homoeopathique - Examen des traitements homoeopathiques - La Belladone préservatif de la scarlatine - Des effets du café. 2ème série : Du choix d'un médecin - Essai sur un nouveau principe pour découvrir les vertus curatives des substances médicinales - Antidotes de quelques substances végétales héroïques - Des fièvres continues et rémittentes - Des maladies périodiques à type hebdomadaire - De la préparation et de la dispensation des substances médicales par les médecins homoeopathes - Dissertation historique et médicale sur l'Ellébor et l'Elléborine - Un cas de folie - Une chambre d'enfants - Traitement du Choléra - De la satisfaction des sens - Une alliance est-elle possible entre l'homoeopathie et l'Allopathie - Lettres et discours - Etudes cliniques, par le Professeur Hartung, recueil de 166 observations, fruit de 25 ans d'une grande pratique. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Pogliani,, Milano, 1855 - in folio gr. (mm. 460x300), pp. 46, (2), leg. cartone edit. con stemma della famiglia inc. al piatto ant. Con 6 belle gr. tavv. litogr. dis. da P. Borsa dalla litografia Corbetta di Milano. Con albero genealogico della famiglia. Rara opera sulla famiglia mantovana dal 1280 alla prima metà dell'Ottocento. [025]

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        LA VITA DI S. FRANCESCO DA PAOLA fondatore dell'ordine de' Minimi scritta da Monsignor dell'ordine stesso, Vescovo di Ravello e Scala. Prima edizione romana sulla napoletana pubblicata per le cure di Luigi Baccigalupi.

      Tiberina,, Roma, 1855 - 2 parti in un gr. vol. in-4 gr., pp. 322, 175, bella leg. cart. coevo con tit. xilogr. al piatto e al d. Ritr. del Santo a p.pag. in antip. inc. in litogr. (dis. di L. Gregori, inc. da Martelli). Ediz. orig. Belliss. esempl. a larghi margini e in barbe. [442]

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        Moznayim L'Mishpot - A Scale for Justice

      Kuratshin 1855 - On offer: Moznayim L'Mishpot - A Scale for Justice by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer being a work of commentary on Jewish law. Nice tight binding and save for some light rubbing this book is overall G+. Published: Kuratshin, 1855. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall

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        The Song of Hiawatha.

      Boston : Ticknor and Fields, 1855. - 1st edition, 1st printing ; iv, 316, [4], [12] pp. ; First State copy with all points present ; brown, blind stamped cloth ; nick from corner of back endpaper ; p.27, line 9 "heron"; pg.32, line 11 "In the Moon"; pg.39, line 11 and pg.268, lines 11 and 14, "Wahonomin", not "wahonourn"; pg.96, "Dove" instead of "Dived"; pg.278 "Cooed the Omemee", not "pigeon" ; contains the 12-page catalogue of books for sale at back, with the date "November, 1855"; two owner names, one on front endpaper, the second on flyleaf ; slight knock ; slight foxing ; else a VG copy of this important title. ; Contents: Introduction -- I. The Peace-pipe -- II. The Four Winds. -- III. Hiawatha's Childhood . -- IV. Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis . -- V. Hiawatha's Fasting -- VI. Hiawatha's Friends . -- VII. Hiawatha's Sailing -- VIII. Hiawatha's Fishing . -- IX. Hiawatha And The Pearl-feather -- X. Hiawatha's Wooing . -- XI. Hiawatha's Wedding-feast . -- XII. The Son Of The Evening Star . -- XIII. Blessing The Corn-fields . -- XIV. Picture-writing -- XV. Hiawatha's Lamentation -- XVI. Pau-puk-keewis -- XVII. The Hunting Of Pau-puk-keewis -- XVIII. The Death Of Kwasind -- XIX. The Ghosts -- XX. The Famine -- XXI. The White Man's Foot . -- XXII. Hiawatha's Departure ; VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1855 - 12mo. original blind stamped cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. iv, 316, 12 pages. First edition, first state (BAL 12112). With notes, a vocabulary and 12 pages of advertisements dated November 1855. Only a hint of wear at spine ends. Well preserved copy. original blind stamped cloth, with gilt lettering on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America . to be completed in thirty parts, each part to contain five colored plates. Fascicule 10, text 273-298, plates 46-50.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia 1855 - light water stain to lower fore edge corner of text pp.273-278. ; exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates. This issue contains the title page and prefatorial pages for the volume (i-viii) ; Vol. 10; Lithograph; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        edited by L. Linden (J. Linden & E. Rodigas a.o.).

      - Ghent/ Bruxelles 1855-1903. 17 volumes. Folio (350 x 260 mm). With 798 chromolithographed plates and 1 plain plate. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettering on spines. A very fine set of one of the rarest iconographies published on Orchids. As usual the set does not include the very scarce last 4 parts of volume 17 (with 14 plates), which are always lacking, as few copies of the last 4 parts were issued. The plates are numbered 1-794, 796-800 of which only plate 525 was uncoloured (as in all copies) and plate 795 never published.Towards the end of the 19th century Belgium became one of the most important trading centres for tropical and subtropical orchids. After much travelling, especially to South America, Jean Linden established himself as a nurseryman at Ghent but eventually returned to Brussels, where he founded with his son Lucien the establishment known as 'Horticulture Internationale'. They imported more than 1100 different species into Belgium. "In this nursery, which became a model for the profession, Linden's knowledge of plants and localities in which they grew naturally proved invaluable" (Reinikka p. 206)."Lindenia est vraiment une édition de luxe des présentations d'orchidées. C'est pourquoi elle peut être comparée avantageusement à nos ouvrages anglais les plus soignés" (l'Orchidée en Belgigue, No. 31).The plates were lithographed by G. Severeyns and P. de Pannemaeker, the best Belgian lithographers of the period. Most of the plates were drawn by A. Goosens, who later collaborated with A.C. Cogniaux on an equally large project, the 'Dictionnaire iconographique des orchidées'. The first 8 vols have some minor foxing.Stafleu & Cowen 4628; Nissen BBI, 2348. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855 - 6. - Three volumes. xiv,[2],388,[24]pp. plus tinted frontis, folding map, and 2 colored plates; iv,426pp. plus two plans (one folding), a color frontis, and 3 tinted plates; x,[2],448pp. plus color frontis and plate, five plain plates (4 tinted), and a folding plan. Large octavo. Deep blue cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt, edges rough trimmed. A somewhat weary set, the first volume rebacked with the original backstrip laid down, the second and third with wear and fraying to spine extremities and somewhat shaken; internally the first two volumes are rather sporadically foxed, the third somewhat less so; the margins of the plates are tanned; an early ink name appears on a prelim or the title of each volume, and a somewhat later, larger ownership inscription appears on the verso of the front free endsheet of the first volume. An unlovely, but sound set, with interesting association import (see below). First edition of Burton's most famous early travel narrative, based on his own visits, in disguise, to the Arab holy cities. A second edition followed in 1857, and it assumed some stature as one of the most considerable works of travel literature of the latter half of the 19th century. This is a rather interesting association copy, bearing in the first volume, on the verso of the free endsheet, the ownership signature of Henry James, dated 1903. It is unclear what, if any, impression reading Burton's narrative might have had on James, and it seems unlikely, at best, that their paths ever crossed in Italy or elsewhere during Burton's later years. Edel and Tintner record James' ownership of this book -- the only title by Burton they record in James' library -- noting its existence based on the Hodgson list and Fabes catalogues, but it is among those titles that were, at the time of their work (preceding 1987), "whereabouts unknown." EDEL & TINTNER (JAMES LIBRARY), p.24. PENZER, p.49 ff.

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        Hunter's Ottawa Scenery, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

      William S. Hunter, Ottawa 1855 - Blindstamped dark brown cloth with gilt circle and titles on the front panel. Thirteen (13) lithographs plus vignette and frontispiece. Folding map. One litho by Winslow Homer and possibly others which are unsigned. Recased spine otherwise a very clean copy outside and in, with virtually no foxing. Important early images of Canada's capital city. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal kept during the Russian War: From the Departure of the Army from England in April, 1854, to the Fall of Sebastopol.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - Octavo. Original brown blind-stamped sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, terracotta endpapers with ads to the pastedowns. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, slight lean and mildly shaken, overall a very good copy. First edition. Elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. "Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the assault on Malakhov, experienced the winter privations, and rode into Sevastopol soon after it fell. Fanny recorded these events daily. She possessed a ready pen, eyes perceptive to detail, youthful self-confidence, and an incisive style softened by candid pathos. Anonymous extracts from her letters home were leaked to the London press, encouraging her to ask her sister Selina's husband, Francis Marx, to edit her journal for publication. He toned down suspected indiscretions and the book reads less vividly than her letters (now held in the British Library), but a convincing realism survived the excisions and the Journal Kept during the Russian War sold well at Christmas 1855. Readers who anticipated a more heroic romanticism were, however, left uneasy, while Queen Victoria was offended by Fanny's ingenuous wilfulness" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Bruxelles, Adolphe Deros & Co., 1855. - Nouveau relié, demi - veau vert, plats marbré, dos orné de fil doré et de pièce de titre doré, 18x27cm, 574pp + 654pp, illustré en colorié à la main. Nouvelle edition précédée de l' éloge de Lacepede par Cuvier. Avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest. 28 (scènes animées) lithographiées avec rehauts d' eau gommée, en bon état, une et parfois deux scènes animalières par gravure. 5630 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        O Novo Guia da Conversação em Portuguez e Inglez.

      Paris J-P Aillaud, Monlon 1855 - Square duodecimo. (viii), 182pp. First edition. Ostensibly published as an English phrase book for Portuguese speakers, this work became one of the classic sources of unintentional humor under its better-known English-language title, English as She Is Spoke. The American edition of this work bore an Introduction by Mark Twain, who surmised that part of the problem with this book is that the authors did not know any English. A quick survey of the various entries confirms that the compiler of the phrases was likely using a dictionary, resulting in such tortured sentences as "there is it two years what my father is dead." Originally issued in wrappers, this copy has been bound in contemporary full calf with a simple double-fillet border on both covers and decorative tooling on the turn-ins; spine gilt in five compartments and with a black morocco lettering piece. A.e.g. Binding shows few minor nicks along outer front hinge. Occasional light internal spotting throughout, else a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        O Novo Guia da Conversacao, em Portuguez e Inglez, ou Escolha de Dialogos Familiares sobre varios assumptos; etc.

      Paris: J.-P. Aillaud, Monlon & Co. 1855 - first edition; 12mo, viii, 182 pp.; original green printed paper wrappers, covers chipped, else very good; The New Guide of the Conversation, in Portuguese and English, in two parts; would be republished as "English as She is Spoke" in 1883 (the only connection to Mark Twain is that he wrote the introduction to the American edition and popularized the work). Photos available upon request.

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        Sporting Adventures in the New World; or Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 1855 - As well as moose hunting (relatively new to Europeans), there is salmon fishing on the Ristigouche, ample observation of the flora, fauna, and geography of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and original reports on the Micmac and Melecete Indians First edition. 2 vols., 12mo. Tinted lithograph frontispieces after drawings by the author. xii,304 ; viii, 299, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, gilt spine, with label removed, Very good at least. TPL 3555; Sabin 30350; Bruns H70; Phillips, p. 159 ; Field 651; Gagnon I, 1606; Lande 1821 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Calculus of Operations: Designed to Facilitate the Processes of the Differential and Integral Calculus and the Calculus of Finite Differences

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1855 - Signed by Author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text clean. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Bookplate on front pastedown. Most pages uncut. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. "Professor Pierce, with the author's compliments" on title page. Brown boards lightly soiled. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 117910. International shipping may require additional postage. Please inquire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire ecclésiastique, politique et littéraire du Chili par M. l’abbé Eyzaguirre. Traduite par L. Poillon.

      Lille, L. Lefort, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1855 - 3 vol. in-8° ; VIII-pp. 10-504/VIII-pp. 10-383/(2)-pp. 6-334, pleine basane flammée, dos lisse joliment orné, p. de titre et tomaison maroquin vert, tranches marbrées, qq. usures sans gravité, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Sabin, 23572. « Ouvrage à consulter pour l’Histoire des Missions des Jésuites dans l’Amérique méridionale. » (Carayon, 1404). « Excellent ouvrage, très estimé et peu commun. » (Chadenat, 3486). FIRST FRENCH EDITION. GOOD COPY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

      Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1855 - [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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quinti Horatii, Flacci Opera. Cum novo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond

      - Parisiis, ex typographia Firminorum Didot, 1855 (Paris, Firmin Didot). In 12 de LXVI (Vie d'Horace par Noël des Vergers, et gendre de F. Didot) + 299 pages + 1 plan de la villa d'Horace et des environs par Ross + 1 plan topographie de la vallée de la Digentia par Mr Pietro Rosa. Édition ornementé de 18 photographies contrecollées sur page d'explication avec feuillet de protection. Il s'agit là de la reproduction (en mieux d'après Didot) des Poésies d'Horace éditées en 1676 par les Elzeviers. Dans sa présentation au lecteur de 4 ff, Firmin Didot précise qu'il n'y a eu que quelques exemplaires avec photographies, d'autres reproduites en gravures par différents moyens. Notre exemplaire possède une reliure signée par Lortic, en plein maroquin « tête de nègre », dos à nerfs avec fleurons, plats avec double cadre à froid avec fleurons aux angles, médaillon à entrelacs doré au centre, tranches dorées. Trés bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de Lacépède comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares,les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle édition prédédée de l'éloge de Lacépède par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest.

      Furne & Cie.,, Paris, 1855 - 2 vol. Paris, Furne & Cie., 1855. 26,2x17 cm. 2 Bl., XII, 668 S.; 2 Bl., 647 S. Mit 34 (von 36) kolor. Tafeln nach Edouard Travies. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. (Rückenkanten leicht berieben. Nur sehr wenige Seiten schwach fleckig). Sprache: Französisch Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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