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

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

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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Linz u. Aussee, 1855-1857.. Zus. 14 S., 8°.. Über den Freiherrn von Zedlitz u.a. - Der Vater der geb. Emilie Henriette Adelheid von Gerschau (Pseudonym Ernst Ritter), Freiherr von Gerschau, "war ein unehelicher Sohn des kurländischen Herzogs Peter von Biron und russischer Generalkonsul in Kopenhagen. Emilie wurde am Hof ihrer Tante, der Herzogin Wilhelmine von Sagan, aufgezogen und erhielt dort die bestmögliche Erziehung und Bildung. 1822 lernte sie August Daniel von Binzer kennen, der einer Einladung ihrer Tante zu einer literarisch-musischen Veranstaltung im Schloss gefolgt war. Nach ihrer Hochzeit noch im selben Jahr lebte das Ehepaar u. a. in Venedig, Köln, Leipzig (wo August Daniel von Binzer als Redakteur für die "Zeitung für die elegante Welt" arbeitete), kurz in Augsburg und schließlich übersiedelte die Familie 1845 nach Wien. Die Dame des Hauses führte, so wie bereits zuvor in Leipzig, einen biedermeierlichen Salon, in dem Künstler, Literaten und Politiker ein und aus gingen. Das mit Freiherr von Zedlitz befreundete Ehepaar beschloss an einem österreichischen Alpensee gemeinsam ein Haus zu bauen. Die Wahl fiel auf Altaussee, wo im Jahr 1847 mit dem Bau des "Seehauses" (später "Parkhotel") begonnen wurde. Im Jahr 1848 folgte das Ehepaar Adalbert Stifter nach Linz, wo sie im Winter das Eckhaus Promenade - Klammstraße bewohnten, im Sommer aber in Altaussee lebten. Ihr Salon wurde hier der Treffpunkt der Linzer Gesellschaft sowie gehobener Wiener Gäste. Emilie von Binzer schrieb einige Werke, welche auch am Burgtheater aufgeführt wurden und stand Erzherzog Maximilian literarisch beratend zur Seite. Dieser besuchte sie noch kurz vor seiner Abreise nach Mexiko und sie erhielt nach seiner Hinrichtung einen Abschiedsbrief. Nachdem 1868 ihr Gatte und auch Adalbert Stifter verstorben waren übersiedelte sie zu einem ihrer Söhne nach München, wo sie im 90. Lebensjahr verstarb" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        De volken van den aardbodem volgens hunne afstamming, verwantschap en eigenaardigheden in regeringsvorm, godsdienst, zeden, gewoonten en kleederdragt. Uit het Hoogduitsch door M.J. van Oven. (Compleet in 2 delen).

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

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Pesth - Ofen".

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

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        MOBILE DIRECTORY And COMMERCIAL SUPPLEMENT, For 1855--6, Embracing the Names of Firms, the Individuals Composing Them, Householders and Freeholders Generally, with the City Limits, Alphabetically Arranged, Also A Synopsis of the History of Mobile, and a Variety of Local, Official and Statistical Intelligence, Advertisements, &c

      Mobile:: Published by Strickland & Co., 28 Dauphin Street.. 1855.. 7-3/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Ellison 962 [recording 208 pp(?)]; Spear, p. 197). 125, [45 (adverts)] pp.. Publisher's original brown cloth binding with printed paper title label to front board (professionally recased). Advert eps.. Modest binding wear. Age-toning to paper. A respectable VG copy,. and uncommon thus.. Adverts illustrated with cuts.

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

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

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        Within and Without: a dramatic poem

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

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

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

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

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

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        SPEECH delivered at the Meeting of the ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ASSOCIATION

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

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        Illustrated Manual of Operative Surgery and Surgical Anatomy

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

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        Elements of Chemistry Theoretical and Practical

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

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        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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        American Country Life. May Morning

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

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        Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And other Authentic Documents. By James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen. London. Published by James Wyld. Charing Cross East & Model of the Earth, Leicester Sq.

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

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        SPEECH Of CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ., Delivered at the Meeting of the Administrative Reform Association, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wednesday, June 27, 1855

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide (Colton Map/Atlas)

      J. H. Coulton & Comapny,, New York 1855 - Through the states of OHIO, MICHIGAN, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, IOWA, and WISCONSIN, and the territories of MINESOTA, MISSOURI, and NEBRASKA. Printed 1855, copyrighted 1850. Large hand-colored map measuring 22" x 26" folding into original dark brown cloth covers. Bright and Excellent. A large handsome map with an ornamental border and with the townships or districts highlited in color. The map itself is titled, "Guide through Ohio, Michigan, et. al., by J. Calvin Smith." Minor damp-staining throughout. Previous booksellers embossed design on fron free endpages. Cover has moderate wear affecting the gilding. Overall a VERY GOOD minus condition book. Photos available upon request. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to 'Monsieur', in French with translation, (1795-1860, wife of Willem II of the Netherlands, youngest daughter of Tsar Paul I)

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

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        Woodsia ilvensis; W. alpine, Pl. XLVII (Oblong Woodsia, Apline Woodsia)

      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, Woodsia ilvensis; W. alpine, Pl. XLVII, measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with light discoloration around the edge. The ferns pressed on this engraving are commonly known as Oblong Woodsia and Alpine Woodsia. The green coloring of this press is vibrant and finely details the fronds and the root systems. 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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        Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokees and the Author

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

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        LAC LEMAN VEVEY Et Ses Environs, Dessinés d'aprés nature et Lithographiés Par J. Jacottet. Figures par Bayot

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

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        ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA, Diccionario Universal De Literatura, Ciencias, Artes, Agricultura, Industria y Comercio ATLAS TOMOS

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

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        LA TOURAINE. Histoire et monuments. Publié sous la direction de l'Abbé Bourassé.

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

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations-Lexikon. Zehnte, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. In funfzehn Bänden (gebunden in 16 Bänden).

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

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

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1851 – 1855. - Im Gesamtumfang von 12.500 Seiten. Gebunden in 16 Bänden (Bd. 15 in zwei Teilbänden). Alle Bände mit Artikel-Register. Bd. 15/II ferner mit Universal-Register der gesamten Ausgabe sowie einem Nachwort „Zur Geschichte und Charakteristik des Conversations-Lexikon". „Es gibt wohl in der ganzen neuern Zeit kein Werk, das sich einer ähnlichen Verbreitung und eines ähnlichen Einflusses erfreute", urteilte der zeitgenössische „Grenzbote". de 30000 Bände in sehr guter, robuster Lederqualität, wie sie um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bisweilen Verwendung fand. Rücken durchgehend leicht aufgehellt (gleichmäßig), Leder noch frisch wirkend, wenig berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Bezugspapier der Deckel etwas beschabt; Bd. 11 mit kleiner Stoßstelle am Rücken. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig, wenig gebräunt. Eine Seite des sechsten Bandes mit kleinem Loch. In toto ästhetisch ansprechendes, in der Lederqualität hochwertiges Exemplar. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Nachschlagewerke: Allgemeine Lexika: Sehr alte Ausgaben) Vollständiges Grundwerk in 16 Bänden (A – Z). Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen sowie dunkelbrauner Ornamentprägung. Deckel mit schwarzen bzw. dunkelroten Bezügen und mit Lederecken. Braune sowie blaue Vorsätze. Zehnte, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage

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

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

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

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

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        A Book of Nonsense.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Song of Hiawatha

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

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        THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.

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

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        The Song of Hiawatha

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

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [with] PROPER LESSONS

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

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

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

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES &c.

      Philadelphia: Charles DeSilver, . 1855 - Chromolithographic title with large vignette, handcolored frontispiece of heights of principal mountains and lengths of principal rivers; contents list printed in red, black, and gold; seventy-one handcolored lithographed maps, charts, and city plans (three double-page). Folio, 17 x 14 inches. Publisher's red half morocco and green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Fine. In a red cloth box with dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories. This is the first edition with DeSilver as publisher. Despite its title, the .ATLAS. concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty-three maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast-to-coast map of the United States. Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until 1856, when it was purchased by Charles DeSilver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter, and hand-color the maps. RUMSEY, pp.240-41. RISTOW, pp.311-13 (ref). PHILLIPS ATLASES 6118.

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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba.

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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