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

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

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        The Song of Hiawatha

      David Bogue, 1855 - Spine very slightly sunned and just a little spotting, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy Original purple cloth, blindstamped sides, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. 24 pages advertisements at end dated March 1855 First Edition (preceding the American Edition), First Issue with "dove" for "dived", p.96, line 7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The NATURAL HISTORY Of TINEINA

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

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        Rituel des Prieres en Hebreu a l usage des Israelites de l Ancien Comtat. Volume I: Daily Prayers. Volume II: Sabbath. Volume III: Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. According to the rite of the Comtat Venaissin. Three volumes bound in one

      Chez l'Editeur, Aix, France 1855 - Rituel des Prieres en Hebreu a l¿usage des Israelites de l¿Ancien Comtat. Volume I: Daily Prayers. Volume II: Sabbath. Volume III: Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. According to the rite of the Comtat Venaissin. Three volumes bound in one. Hebrew with instructions in French. Volume I: pp. (8), 168, (2 blank). Volume II: pp. (2) , 171, (3), Volume III: pp. (6), 184, (3), (1 blank). Trace foxed. Contemporary red morocco-backed boards, scuffed. 4to. Vinograd, Aix 14. Aix, by the editor, 1855. By the middle of the 18th century, the town of Aix had become the last cultural center in which the traditions of the Comtat Venaissin communities were preserved. It was mostly through the efforts of the Cremiux and Milhaud families that this sacred patrimony was kept alive. The prayer-book was based on Elijah Cremieux¿s Seder he-Tamid of a century earlier, with a wide selection of Piyutim for all the communities of the Comtat Venaissin. The publication was more a labor of patriotism than piety, for within a generation it is doubtful whether there was any synagogue at which services according to that time-honored tradition were still regularly held (C. Roth, The Liturgy of Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin, Journal of Jewish Bibliography VII [1939], page 104, see also EJ, Volume II, columns 475-576. Of special interest are prayers for the local Carpentras Purim commemorating miraculous events that occurred in that community on the 9th of Nissan in the year 1681. See EJ Volume I, pages 139-144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        "Wetzlar und Umgebung". Gesamtansicht (ca. 14 x 25 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Plate 51 - Botrychium Lunaria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, O. Iusitanicum (pressed nature print of ferns)

      1855 - Thomas Moore Pressed nature print from Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland London: 1855 24 1/2” x 17 1/2” framed From the early fifteenth century onwards experiments with making prints from pressed leaves and flowers were conducted. The first ventures into this technique were relatively simple with the specimen inked and paper laid upon it. Pressure was then applied by hand to gain an impression. This rather crude method was advanced and perfected during the nineteenth century by the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. Plants were now passed under pressure between a lead and a steel plate and an electrotype made, on the lead plate, from the impression. It was this innovative technique that Thomas Moore chose for the creation of the plates in his splendid book, Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. The plates were produced for Moore by Henry Bradbury and are the finest example of nature-printing available. Indeed, Thomas Moore’s book heralded a craze for ferns during the nineteenth century perhaps because of the exquisite delicacy of the images projected.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

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

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        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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        Les buveurs d'eau.

      Michel Lévy frères 1855 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1855, 11x18cm, relié. - Première édition française, l'originale avait paru un an plus tôt à Bruxelles chez Lebègue. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos très légèrement passé à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements sans gravité, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Très rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Michel Carré sur la page de faux-titre. Un minuscule manque au centre d'un contreplat, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité, une trace marginale d'étiquette sur la page de faux-titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard 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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        LITTLE DORRIT

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

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        Plans & Sections of the Vale of Clwyd Railway.

      T Underwood, Castle St & Union Passage, Birmingham 1855 - Consulting Engineer GW Hemans Esq. Acting Engineer Mr B Piercy. In its oblong 75.5*50cm paper covers with decorative text titles, contemporary maroon cloth spine, lacks piece of top bottom corner, some paper repairs, 2 long tears repaired crudely. 2nd page is another tile page with decorative text, showing the different scales at bottom. 3rd page shows the line from Pentre Village to Rhyddlan, Parish of St Asaph, marked VCR Sheet No 1. 4th page shows line from the Borough of Denbigh to Trefnant, marked VCR Sheet No 2, 1 * repaired 3 inch tears. 5th page shows the line from the Town of Denbigh onward, marked VCR Sheet No 3. 6th page shows the Inclination at Rhyddlan, marked as VCR Sheet No 1. 7th page shows the inclination around Trefnant and is marked VCR Sheet Bo 2. 8th page shows the inclination around the Town of Denbigh and is marked VCR Sheet No 3. The 9th and final page shows the Cross Sections and is marked VCR, some paper repairs to edges. The endpage is blank, lack half and has had a long tear repaired poorly. All pages have some small chips and tears, some water stains to rear not detracting from plans. Lithographed by T Underwood. Housed in a blue up and over cloth box. A wonderful survivor and very rare!! GW Henmans-Consulting Engineer. Benjamin Piercy 1827-1888 Acting Engineer see bio at NLW online. 5/10/1858 line from Rhyl to temp stas at Denbigh opened. 12/1860 Permament stas opened at Denbigh. 1865 Foryd Harbour stas opened. 19/9/1955 Line closed to passengers (per RAILSCOT) (large = extra mail) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS.

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

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        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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        Topographical Sketch of the Southernmost Point of the Port of San Diego and Measurement of the Marine League for determining Initial Point of Boundary between the United States and Mexican Republic

      Washington DC 1855 - Black-and-white map. As surveyed by the United States Commission. John B. Weller, U. S. Commissioner, Andrew B. Gray, U. S. Surveyor. Agreeably to the decision of the Joint Commission of July 9th, 1849, and in conformity with the 5th Article of the Treaty dated at the City of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2nd, 1848. Projected and drawn by Andrew B. Gray, (Civil Engineer) U. S. Surveyor. Copied by C. M. McGill C. E. Washington, D.C. (1855). 31st Cong., 1st sess. Senate. Ex.Doc. No 34). Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 23 7/8". Inventory#: p642pmat.

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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]

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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.

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        PASTEL PAINTING OF A SCENE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, PROBABLY THE COLUMBIA RIVER, WITH INDIANS LANDING CANOES ON A RIVERBANK, AND SNOWCAPPED MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE].

      Oregon or Washington. [based on sketches made ca. 1850-1855, but painted somewhat later]. - Pastel on card, 19 1/2 x 39 inches. Signed lower left: "Gibbs." Framed and glazed in a period hardwood frame and gold gilt liner. The painting, with excellent, bright colors, is in excellent displayable condition. This beautiful painting of three Indians laying up two canoes on the bank of a river in wooded mountainous terrain is the work of George Gibbs (1815-73), ethnographer, mapmaker, geologist, historian, attorney, and, for nearly twelve years, an explorer, artist, and administrator in the Pacific Northwest. The scene is likely the western entrance to the Columbia River Gorge, with the Cascade Mountain Range in the near distance. The painting shares several geographic and artistic touchpoints with the annotated on- the-spot drawing from 1850 that Gibbs made farther east on the river at Oak Point, illustrated in David Bushnell's DRAWINGS BY GEORGE GIBBS IN THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1849-1851. The painting is signed in a slightly stylized version of the signature found throughout Gibbs' personal and professional papers. Gibbs learned to paint while attending the Round Hill School in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first experimental prep school in the country, founded by future historian George Bancroft, and Joseph Green Cogswell, later director of the first great public library in the United States, the Astor Library. Gibbs grew up surrounded by great American art. "Gibbs' father commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe; these portraits hung in Gibbs' childhood home at Sunswick Farms, Astoria, New York. Stuart also painted portraits of 'Colonel' George Gibbs and Laura Wolcott Gibbs, his parents" - Stephen Dow Beckham. Papers from Gibbs' adolescence indicate the development of his interest in science and in outdoor life; and one very interesting letter, a harbinger of a career to come, written in 1833 from Boston to his sister, Eliza, includes an account of seventeen-year-old Gibbs' encounter with John James Audubon (Wisconsin Historical Society): "Dear Sister, I have just returned from a visit to Mr. Audubon. THE Audubon. But I will tell you all in order. Saturday I went to see the prints of his birds at the Athenaeum. They are superb, of full size on elephant paper. Turkeys & eagles as well as small birds and large as life & the colouring & execution beautiful. They are all of them represented in the act of seizing their prey or in some natural and striking position. The landscapes birds butterflies animals etc are very fine. His son paints the flowers & branches of trees on which many rest, from nature, they are very beautiful. He has not near finished his collection, though about two hundred are done. "I killed [a moth] this morning with nitric acid, and by way of introduction agreed to take him to Mr. Audubon's & Aunt Ruth who had been before went to. Mr. A was unwell & we took the pleasure of seeing him. He is a complete original & a remarkable man. [Audubon was] extremely glad of the moth & Mr. A [illegible] that I would accept of a little shell he had picked up on the coast of Florida as a remembrance. [Audubon] has a large collection of stuffed birds as a reference for description. He showed me some of the original paintings. The feathers look like real ones every division accurately transferred." Gibbs earned a Harvard law degree, then began a desultory, unenthusiastic, unprofitable law practice. "[In 1843, Gibbs became librarian of the New-York Historical Society], cataloging the collection and steering it toward an emphasis on American subjects. [Gibbs started another law firm], but his work for the historical society [which he genuinely enjoyed and committed himself to] absorbed more and more of his time. "The excitement over the discovery of gold in California finally dislodged Gibbs completely from his law practice, and in 1849 he left New York for St. Louis, Missouri. Joining a march of the Mounted Riflemen, he traveled overland from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon City. On

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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