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        Die Königliche Bau-Akademie in Berlin. - L' Academie de architecture a Berlin.

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 804; Ernst, Lütke, L-E., Nr. 46. - Blick über die Spree zur Bauschule, zugleich Ansicht des Schinkel - Platzes. Im Hgr. die Kirchtürme der Friedrichwerderschen Kirche, rechts das "Hotel Russie".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Westward Ho!

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1855. Three volumes, octavo, with three half-titles, volume I with single leaf advertisement at beginning and 16 pages of publishers advertisements (dated April 1855) at end, neat old paper repairs to bottom corner of some pages, not affecting text; a bright copy in three quarter blue polished calf by Bayntun, spine with raised bands, double crimson morocco labels, gilt. First Edition. A very good copy of the story of Amyas Leigh's journey to the Caribbean by Charles Kingsley. 'A patriotic tale of adventure, Jesuit intrigue, and naval enterprise of the time of Queen Elizabeth' (OCEL). This copy in an attractive Bayntun binding, the original Cambridge blue cloth binding being known as notoriously fragile and perishable. Sadleir himself implied that this is a difficult book to acquire in original condition. Sadleir's copy had publisher's advertisements dated February 1855, not April, as here.

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        Alfred Ross, Melbourne

      London: Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa, 1855. Engraving, 545 x 400 mm. (sheet size), laid down on publisher's light card, some staining to the card but the image very good and clear. Fine and rare large format engraving of Alfred Ross, Australian merchant, partner of William Westgarth, and eminent member of the Royal Society of Victoria. Alfred Ross (1816-1896) started his career working for the merchant Duncan Dunbar, and in March 1842 arrived in Sydney to work as a representative in Australia. He soon went into business with the Sydney trader Alexander Campbell, but just as quickly dissolved the partnership, setting up on his own in both Sydney, Launceston, and later Melbourne (see his obituary in the Argus, 20 July 1896). Ross was for many years an associate of William Westgarth, and it is therefore particularly significant to note that Ross is here seen seated with a copy of Westgarth's Australia Felix in hand (1848). Ross was also very proud of his involvement with the Royal Society, a private association which encouraged scientific research and the dissemination of new information. Its members included scientists, self-educated enthusiasts, and professional men interested in the advancement of knowledge. The Society funded the the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, and also convened the first Australian Antarctic Exploration Committee in 1885. The lithograph is by Charles Blair Leighton (1823-1855), a noted early Victorian portrait and landscape painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy, and a partner in the firm Leighton Brothers of Lambs Conduit Street in London. This is a particularly rare image: we have certainly never handled another copy, and it does not appear to be recorded in any Australian collection. Intriguingly, it is not clear why the lithograph was printed, but given that Westgarth was in England from 1853 until 1855, it is quite possible that he was involved in the production of this image.

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        The Seat of War in the East

      London: Colnaghi, 1855-, 1856. Two volumes, folio, lithographed title and dedication, and 39 tinted or coloured lithographs and 20 sketch keys in the first part and lithograph title and 40 tinted or coloured lithographs and 16 sketch keys in the second part - a total of 81 plates (the title of the second part is plate 37) and 36 sketch keys; a particularly good copy in contemporary half crimson hardgrain morocco, matching cloth sides (stamped with the Spottiswoode crest), all edges gilt. Pioneering war art. First edition of this pioneering work of war art. In 1851 William Simpson moved to London and joined Day and Sons, the first London house to use pictorial lithography. Although he had served his apprenticeship in Glasgow, the techniques were so different, and standards so high, that Simpson felt that he had learnt his profession over again. On Day's recommendation, he was selected to cover the Crimean War, and arrived at Balaclava in November 1854. He immediately set to work on the illustrations that would establish his reputation. His wonderful depictions included highly detailed views of the military actions as well as the people and places of the region. In muted colours, Simpson managed to demonstrate the cycle of boredom and terror that we have come to recognise as warfare. Abbey confirms: 'These plates are indeed an impressive piece of work, not only artistically and technically, but also as pictorial reporting…'. Indeed, the rare quality of his images was such that Queen Victoria commissioned him to paint several pieces illustrating the conflict. Simpson's career culminated in the publication of his India ancient and modern in 1867. He had spent three years touring India, and four subsequent years developing his sketches into watercolours. By 1866 he had delivered two hundred and fifty images to Day and Sons. Heartbreakingly, the firm declared bankruptcy and his work was retained as property of the firm. The publication of the book was bittersweet for Simpson, not least because it contained only fifty of his images. Its proper publication would, no doubt, have resulted in a work on a par with both Hodges and the Daniells. This is a fine copy in its original binding.

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        GA aus halber Vogelschau, "Bremen aus der Vogelschau".

      . Stahlstich n. u. v. Adolph Eltzner b. Hornemann in Hannover, um 1855, 36,5 x 54. Sehr seltene Ansicht von Bremen. Der Betrachter schaut von Süden auf die Stadt. Die Ringmauern sind nicht mehr vorhanden.

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        The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax: . In Search of the Picturesque; In Search of Consolation; In Search of a Wife. Illustrated with eighty-one plates by Thomas Rowlandson. [Ninth edition.]

      Nattali and Bond 1855 - 3 vols., with 80 hand-coloured plates by Rowlandson (see below), a little offsetting occasionally, a few scattered spots, pp. [iv], 272, [8, ads]; [iv], 277; [iv], 279, 8vo, original green ripple-grain cloth by Edmonds & Remnants (ticket in vol. i), sides with an elaborate panel blocked in blind, spines gilt, spines faded, attractive book stamp of T. Barber on the front free end-papers, the name within a wreath, very good This is not the ninth edition and it doesn?t have eighty-one plates - it would have 81 if there were an additional engraved title in vol. ii, but none is called for in the list of plates. The true ninth edition, which is very scarce, appeared 1819-21. The engraved titles here state ?ninth edition with new plates?, but the printed title make no such claim. There are two issues of this edition, with the date, as here, and without.

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        in Schwarz, Blau und Rot aquarellierte Tuschfederzeichnung von Karl Bobics ( K. K. Ingenieur Strom Assistent zu Comorn ), "Karte des Komorner Comitats und der im Pressburg und Comorner Comitat liegenden Insel Schütt Mit Bezug auf die Regulirung derselben. ... 1855".

      . dat. 1855, Blattgröße 45 x 63. Rarität !! Das Gebiet der Insel Schütt mit der näheren Umgebung. - Die Karte zeigt nicht nur die Insel Schütt, sondern im Osten auch noch die Bezirke Muzsla und Perbete. Gebiet Bratislava ( Pressburg ) - Neuhäusel - Gran ( Esztergom ) - Komorn. Mit Einzeichnung kleinster Orte. - Alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet. Löcher in den Faltsellen restauriert.

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        Der Lustgarten in Berlin. - Le Jardin de plaissance a Berlin.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Kiewitz 794; Ernst, Bd. 1. Lütke, nr. 54. - Blick vom Schloß aus. Der Lustgarten mit dem Alten Museum, rechts der Berliner Dom.

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        Gesamtansicht von der oberen Neckarhalde, links am Weg rastender Weingärtner.

      . Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger nach J. Braungart, 1855, 11 x 17cm.. Schefold 1547; Henning/Maier S. 146. - Geglättete Faltspuren. Hübsche kleine Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Otto Theodor Freiherr von Manteuffel (Lübben/Spreewald 03. 02. 1805 - 26. 11. 1882 Gut Krossen/Landkrs. Luckau). Preuss. Politiker. Am 19. Dezember 1850 erfolgte seine definitive Ernennung zum Präsidenten des Staatsministeriums und Minister der auswärtigen Angelegenheiten, in welcher Eigenschaft er auch 1856 am Pariser Kongress teilnahm. Ganzporträt sitzend, "Minister Manteuffel als Herr Müller in der Schluder'schen Weißbierschenke ( Linienstr. 44 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Burger b. Leopold Schlesinger ( Druck v. C.W. Ehrentraut ), um 1855, 23,6 x 30,1 Blattgr. 34 x 47cm. Manteuffel bei einem abendlichen Treffen in der Bierstube. Hier wohl als Redner in einer großen Runde seiner Anhänger. - Unten links im Stein signiert. Sehr seltenes und auch gut erhaltenes Blatt.

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        Mitte und Tiergarten, "Berlin".

      . Stahlstich v. Metzeroth b. Bibliogr. Institut, 1855, 25 x 34. Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 465. Sarkowski, Das Bibliogr.Institut, S. 214. Nicht bei Kiewitz. 2. Zustand. aus Meyer's Handatlas.- Stadtplan von Berlin, darunter Gesamtansicht mit dem Denkmal auf dem Kreuzberg in der Bildmitte. Die Ansicht wird von 2 kleinen weiteren Teilansichten flankiert: a) Das Bülowdenkmal und b) das Scharnhorstdenkmal. Oben rechts kleine Umgebungskarte von Berlin.

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        Münster und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Original-Ansichten nach der Natur aufgenommen in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Mit historisch-topographischen Texte.

      Münster / Friedrich Regensberg. 1855. 8°. 178 S. HLdr. d. Zt; 2. vermehrt. & verbess. Aufl.. Mit allen Stahlstichen! Fleißprämie von Rektor Josephus Frey an den Schüler Josephum Uppenkamp in lateinischer Sprache auf Vorsatzblatt! - Einband an den Kanten teilweise leicht berieben; wenige Seiten minimal stockfleckig; sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper Versandantiquariat]
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        Nach dem Rennen. ( Berliner Rennen 1853 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Kaiser b. L. Sachse Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 48 x 64,5. Menschenmenge, die um das siegreiche Pferd steht, rechts der Jockey." - Bis auf die Abbildung beschnitten, ohne die typographische Untertitelung und auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert. - Sehr selten!

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        Rennen der Landwehr - Cavallerie - Pferde. ( Berliner Rennen 1853 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Kaiser b. L. Sachse Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 48 x 64,5. In vollem Galopp, ein Reiter kann sich kaum auf dem Pferd halten. - Sehr selten!

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        Rennen auf freier Bahn. ( Berliner Rennen 1853 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Kaiser b. L. Sachse Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 47 x 64,4 ( Blattgr. 60,5 x 79,7 cm ). Reiter in vollem Galopp auf der Bahn. - Herrliches Blatt, breitrandig und tadellos erhalten. Sehr selten!

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        Blackerís Art Of Flymaking, &c. Comprising Angling & Dyeing O Colours With Engravings Of Salmon & Trout Flies Shewing The Process Of The Gentle CraftÖWith Descriptions Of Flies For The Season Of The Year As They Come Out On The WaterÖ

      London: 1855. Third and Best Edition, rewritten, revised and enlarged. First published as Art of Angling, and Complete System of Fly-making and Dyeing of Colours in 1842 (pp. 32), and again as Blackerís Catechism of Fly-making, Angling, and Dyeing in 1843. "Strange medley of practical usefulness and rhapsodical extravagance. The instructions for fly-making are peculiarly concise and clear." Blacker provides instructions for making the palmer, or double-hackle fly, the gaudy salmon fly, winged larva, and other flies, information on the best flies to use in each of the months from March to August, and for various named rivers and lakes, descriptions of different kinds of fish, and detailed instructions on dying the various colours. Slater p. 10. Starkman & Read p. 64. Westwood & Satchell p. 33. cfBlakey p. 306. cfRobb p. 207. 18mo. pp. xi, [1], 259. engraved title & 21 engraved plates (incl. frontis. & 17 hand-coloured plates of flies). original blind-stamped cloth (front flyleaf defective)

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        Kiel mit 10 Randansichten. Lithographie von C. Blunck, um 1855. 13,5 x 21 cm.,

      1855 - Klose-Martius 181.- Mittig Kiel von Süden mit der Eisenbahn (6 x 12 cm), flankiert von Ansichten mit Marktplatz, Bade-Anstalt, Bahnhof, Tivoli, Aussicht bzw. Ansicht von Bellevue, Felsenhalle, Hornheim, Schlossgarten sowie Kiel von der Wilhelminenhöhe.- Mit floraler Rand- und Innenbordüre. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Nymphenburg bei München, 8. XII. 1855.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1804-1884): "Die Widmung Ihrer Lieder-Composition hat mich sehr erfreut, weshalb ich Sie auch ersuche anliegenden Ring als schwache Aeußerung Meiner Huldigung der Tonkunst und Meiner vollsten Anerkennung Ihrer würdigen Leistungen auf diesem Gebiete zu betrachten [...]". - Adalbert war ein Sohn von König Ludwig I. von Bayern. Nach ihm ist in München die Adalbertstraße benannt. - Etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randeinrissen.

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        The Imperial Gazetteer: A General Dictionary of Geography, Physical, Political. Statistical and Descriptive. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. (Two Volumes, Complete)

      Glasgow, Edinburgh, & London: Blackie and Son. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1855. First Printing. Hard Cover. First Edition. Half dark green morocco over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt borders on spines and covers. Illustrated with 700 illustrations, views, costumes, maps, plans, etc. Each volume has a steel engraved frontispiece (Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro). Volume Two includes the Abstract of the 1851 Census of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. . Both volumes are in excellent condition, tight, square and clean; both show only very mild shelf-wear along the edges; hinges strong. A very handsome set. NEAR FINE. These are large and heavy volumes - additional postage may be necessary. . B&W Woodcuts and Steel Engravings. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xii, 1308; (iii), 1288, 61 pp .

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        TA., Nikolaikirche, "Die Nicolai Kirche in Potsdam".

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. F. Meyer ( Druck J. Hesse ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,8. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Blick zur Nikolaikirche. Rechts das alte Rathaus.

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        The Dead Sea, A New Route to India: With Other Fragments and Gleanings to the East. 2 volume set

      London Longman, Browbn, Green, and Longmans 1855. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Spotting to prelims. Lacks frontispiece to volume I. Ex.-lib. with embossed stamps. Plates bright First Edition Blue hardback embossed cloth cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi, 374pp; vii, 384pp. 2 folding maps [one in colour], and 8 [of 9] tissue guarded lithographed plates by Hullmandel & Walton.

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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

      Charles DeSilver, Philadelphia 1855 - Publisher's red half morocco with green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. The first edition to have DeSilver as publisher, and here including 'A New Map of Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico & the Indian Territories' for the first time: present here as an additional map, un-numbered and not called for in the contents list Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with a city plan of Washington, D.C. and 42 maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast-to-coast map of the United States, and 30 maps of the States and Territories. The un-numbered map of Nebraska, Kansas, etc. is here bound between sheets numbered 37 and 38. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth 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 the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 6118; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey pp.240-241. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, contents list printed in red, black and gold, 71 hand-coloured lithographed maps and charts (3 double-page) and 1 city plan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLANOS MEMORIA Y PRESUPUESTO DEL PUERTO DE BARCELONA 1855 + PROYECTO DE FERROCARRIL DE TARRAGONA A REUS 1853

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1855. 67Pag+5Planos. 32X22. Continua: Madrid. 1853. Proyecto de Ferrocarril de Tarragona a Reus. 39Pag+1Plano. Obra extremadamente rara por su contenido. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Das Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. - La porte de Brandebourg a Berlin.

      . Aquatinta v. Hausheer n. Schröder ( Wilhelm ) b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Kiewitz 1187; Ernst, Wilh. Schröder, Nr. 1. - Blick vom Pariser Platz aus. Schöne und stimmungsvolle Ansicht.

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        On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules

      London: Highley, 1855. <p>&#147;The Perfect Description of an Endocrine Disease&#148;</p><p>Addison, Thomas (1793-1860). On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules. 4to. viii, 43, [1]pp. 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. London: Samuel Highley, 1855. 327 x 250 mm. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, slightly worn, skillfully recased retaining original endpapers, preserved in a half morocco drop-back box. A little light foxing, stamp on title, but a very fine, bright copy.</p><p>First Edition. &#147;The perfect description of an endocrine disease&#148; (Medvei, p. 226), and one of the most important rarities of 19th century medical literature. Addison&#146;s monograph inaugurated the study of diseases of the ductless glands and the disturbances in chemical equilibrium known as pluriglandular syndromes; it also marks the beginning of modern endocrinology. The present monograph focuses on diseases of the suprarenal capsules and contains the classic description of the endocrine disturbance now known as &#147;Addison&#146;s disease,&#148; and also includes his superb account of pernicious anemia (&#147;Addison&#146;s anemia&#148;), in which he suggested that the existence of anemia together with supra-renal disease was not coincidental. Addison was the first to suggest that the adrenal glands are essential for life, and his monograph inspired a burst of experimental research that led, among other things, to Vulpian&#146;s discovery of adrenalin in 1856. Garrison-Morton 3864. Norman / Grolier Medical Hundred 60c. Heirs of Hippocrates 1502. Goldschmid, Bibliographie der pathologisch-anatomischen Abbildung, p. 194. McCann, pp. 87-89. Medvei, pp. 225-230. Norman 8.</p>

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        Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty and other Authentic Documents.

      1855 - London: James Wyld, c.1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged in green silk, publisher label pasted on verso. 600 x 870mm. Some wear to folds of linen. edging frayed. Australia map, detailing the burgeoning English colonies in the south of the continent. Insets show Tasmania and the world with the British Empire in red. The rivers that have gold deposits for panning are marked

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        Mecklenburgisches Album. (Eine Sammlung in Stahlstich ausgeführter Ansichten der Städte, Architecturen und Denkmäler von Mecklenburg).

      Hamburg, Berendsohn, 1855 - 1856.. Titelblatt ( in Farblithographie ), Inhaltsverzeichnis ( in Kopie ), Subcribentenverzeichnis und 60 lose Stahlstichtafeln mit Ansichten, qu.-gr.- 4°, Originalschmuckkassette mit seitlichen Holzteilen und blauem Papierbezug und goldgeprägtem Papierbesatz ( Bordüren, Eckfleurons und Schriftzug auf dem Deckel ). - Besatz mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Deckel fleckig und 2 Seitenteile restauriert.. Engelmann, Bibliotheca Geographica, Bd. II, Seite 670/71. Mit Ansichten ( nach J. Gottheil, gestochen von Poppel und Kurz ) aller wichtigen Orte Mecklenburgs, darunter Güstrow (2x ); Neubrandenburg ( 5x); Neustrelitz ( 2x); Rostock (4x), Schwerin (11x), Wismar (3x) usw. - Mecklenburg - Schwerin ( 47 Ansichten), Mecklenburg - Strelitz ( 13 Ansichten )

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        ISRAEL POTTER: HIS FIFTY YEARS OF EXILE.

      New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1855. - Original deep blue cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Endsheets tanned, small, shallow, marginal tidemark at fore-edge of pp. 249-76, a bit of light soiling to cloth, otherwise a very good, or perhaps slightly better, copy, with the gilt leather Brackenburn bookplate of Hugh Walpole. Enclosed in a full morocco folding case. First edition, first printing, with the requisite readings on pp. 141 and 237-9, in the first binding, with ornamented pendants in the spine lettering. The blue cloth binding is very uncommon on this title. For the inspiration for this fictional work, Melville turned to the LIFE AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF ISRAEL R. POTTER (1824). Potter was captured at Bunker Hill and taken to Britain. He escaped and joined in the circle of rebel agents, and saw involvement in many subsequent major events. BAL 13667. WRIGHT II:1700.

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        Flower Fables [with a Presentation Inscription by Edward Everett Hale]

      Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of Louisa May Alcott&#39;s debut book, a collection of short stories and poems written by her in 1849 -- at age 16 -- for her dear friend, Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and not published until six years after their writing. [Note: Alcott also wrote "The Inheritance" in 1849, but it was not published until 1997.] This is a Near Fine copy with only tiny bits of wear to the spine ends and tiny rubs to the board corners and a small light area to the front board. The front free endpaper has a small loss at the upper edge. The decorative cloth remains unusually vibrant and bright with the spine being only lightly darkened --- altogether a considerably better copy than we usually see. The front free endpaper also bears a presentation inscription from Edward Everett Hale giving this copy a noteworthy Association. The inscription reads: "Alice Miller,- // With the best wishes of her / old friend E.E. Hale / for the New Year / Jan 1, 1856." Edward Everett Hale was a noted Author, Historian, and Unitarian Minister whose father (Nathan Hale) was the nephew of American Revolutionary War Hero Nathan Hale. Among other works, Hale authored the short story "The Man Without a Country". Hale retired from his ministry in 1899 -- and was succeeded in the pulpit was Edward Cummings, father of E. E. Cummings -- at which time he as considered to be one of the nation&#39;s most important men of letters. Unsurprisingly, Hale and Alcott knew one another and corresponded, and it is thought that Hale, as editor of the "Christian Examiner, Old and New", sought to publish some of Alcott&#39;s work. A statue of Hale by Bela Pratt graces the Boston Public Garden. An altogether Near Fine copy of Louisa May Alcott&#39;s debut book with an excellent Association.

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        Formal portrait photograph of Captain Montagu Frederick O&#39;Reilly, R.N

      circa, 1855. Albumen paper print measuring 230 x 180mm, on card bearing graphite inscription "Capt. Montagu O&#39;Reilly", very good. Artist at Port Essington. Rare portrait photograph of Captain Montagu O&#39;Reilly, an artist and Royal Navy officer who served in northern Australian waters in 1839. The son of a naval officer, O&#39;Reilly enlisted in the Royal Naval College in February 1835 and two years later volunteered for service aboard HMS Pelorus, during which service he was in Australian waters between 1838-39. A good entry in the Dictionary of Australian Artists (online) refers to two important watercolours by O&#39;Reilly while he was in Australia, both of which are now in the Mitchell Libary. The first is a fine view of his ship HMS Pelorus running out of Port Jackson, and the second is a remarkable depiction of the ramshackle conditions at Port Essington where the Pelorus was wrecked in a cyclone. O&#39;Reilly later served in the Chinese Treaty Port conflicts of 1841 and on the African Station. In this portrait he stands decorated in full dress uniform pictured with a printed band reading &#39;Fortifications of Sevastopol&#39; suggesting service in the Crimean campaign of 1854-55, and helping date the portrait. This nineteenth-century albumen print is taken from an earlier daguerreotype or tintype, the location of which does not appear to be recorded. No other portrait of O&#39;Reilly seems to be recorded.

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        THE GEOLOGICAL STAIRCASE Containing the Steps of Rock and Floors of Alluvium.

      London, James Cornish, 1855.FIRST EDITION 1855, additional engraved pictorial title page lithographed by Thomas Turner, printed pale blue and pale brown, folding gelological ladder printed in colours as frontispiece, large folding chart at rear, 75 small coloured lithographs mounted in the text, pages: ix (1), 1 - 525, (1), including index and errata, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled sides, printed paper label to spine, all edges gilt, endpapers renews at some time. Small oval institutional library stamp to reverse of frontispiece, reverse of chart, reverse of letterpress title page and old final page of index, fold of frontispiece repaired with old paper on reverse, slight creasing to inner edge and a few fox spots on recto, light foxing also to engraved title page, engraving of a fossil pasted to reverse, a couple of fox spots to letterpress title, a few upper corners creased, very small piece missing from 1 corner, small brown stain to corners of a few pages, very occasional light foxing, a couple of repairs to reverse of folding chart at rear, no loss of text. A very good tight sturdy copy of an uncommon work on geology. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Maud and other poems

      London: Edward Moxon, 1855. Octavo; original green cloth, yellow coated endpapers, early owership inscription on front free endpaper; spine faded, head of spine chipped, ink spot on spine and front board, but a good copy withal. First edition, first issue (advertisements dated July 1855). Includes the first printing of "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as well as "Ode on the death of the Duke of Wellington

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        PRIMER PROYECTO PARA UN FERROCARRIL CON TRAYECTO DE BARCELONA A TARRAGONA + 2 F

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1855. Imp de D. Jose C de la Pena. 242 pag. 23X16. Proyecto de un ferro-carril de Barcelona a Tarragona. Por D.Joaquin Nunez de Prado y D. F. Javier Boguerin. Contiene mapa y desplegables (5). Ademas de esta Gran Obra ofrecemos Estatutos y Reglamento de la Sociedad Anonima Titulada Ferro-Carriles de Tarragona a Martorell y Barcelona 1861 + Compania de los ferrocarriles de Tarragona a Barcelona y Francia, Telegrafia 1882 (fotos). Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A.

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        The Republican Court. Or, American Society in the Days of Washington. Association copy, That of Sidney Lanier, Deaccessioned from Johns Hopkins

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855 New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. First Edition. Frontis with tissue-guard, plus the complement of internal full engravings of society ladies, from original paintings. 11 1/8" x 8" Quarto, 408 pp. Full brown morocco leather, ornately stamped; spine panels; spine title in gilt; all edges gilt; stamped dentelles on cover edges; marbled endpapers. Spots of scuffing, notably at corners and top of rear cover, spine ends; corners bumped; contents almost completely free of foxing, and quite beautiful. See scans. Bookplate of Johns Hopkins University&#39;s &#39;The Lanier Collection&#39; - a collection donated to JHU from Lanier&#39;s own collection by Lanier&#39;s son, Charles D. Lanier, and from which this piece was legitimately deaccessioned - graces the front pastedown. Association copy. Signature of Lanier&#39;s aunt, Mrs. Jane Lanier Watt, is on the flyleaf, with another notation in hand, apparently by Johns Hopkins researchers (or perhaps Charles Lanier), that this copy was given to Sidney by Aunt Jane in Montgomery (AL) in 1856, when Lanier would have been 14. Bright, clean, handsome and stoutly bound. Very Good, or a bit better. Author Rufus Griswold, best known as a &#39;character assassin&#39; of Edgar Allen Poe, was a prolific editor and anthologist in the early to mid-nineteenth century. This, his only original work to gain lasting renown, is a recounting of the high society created within American political circles, and the women who headed it. Sidney Lanier, the owner of this copy (received as a gift from his aunt, as above) , was of course the famed southern poet and novelist after which Johns Hopkins University named the donated collection. A nice piece of American history in every way, handsomely preserved. See all scans. Strong provenance to purchaser. -

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        Les fleurs du mal.

      - in La Revue des deux mondes, 1855. Fort in-8, demi-basane. / Thick 8vo, brown sheepskin. Crowned monogram on back. La première publication de 18 poèmes des Fleurs du mal. Rare exemplaire bien relié portant un monogramme couronné au dos. / The first publication of 18 poems of the Fleurs du mal. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Langue : Français

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        Autograph letter signed to William Scoresby jr

      London, 1855. <p>&#147;Every Possible Assistance to You in Yr. Experiments&#148; </p><p>Argyll [Campbell, George, Eighth Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).] Autograph letter signed to William Scoresby (1789-1857). 3 pages. London, December 17, 1855. 186 x 117 mm. Fine. </p><p>From George Campbell, eighth duke of Argyll, who held several important positions in the British government in the second half of the nineteenth century; he was also a noted writer on science and economics, and a leader in the scholarly opposition to Darwinism. His correspondent was British explorer and scientist William Scoresby, best known for his studies of terrestrial magnetism and its effects on navigation. In December 1855 the 66-year-old Scoresby was preparing for the scientific voyage recorded in his posthumous Journal of a Voyage to Australia for Magnetical Research (1859), undertaken to prove his claim that an iron ship changed its magnetic signature after crossing the magnetic equator. Scoresby had asked Argyll, who was then serving in the British Cabinet, for assistance in communicating his objectives to the Colonial Office; Argyll replied as follows: </p><p>I am rather taken aback by yr. announcement that you are yourself going to undertake a voyage to Australia in order to correct & confirm yr. conclusions on the magnetism of iron ships. But I need hardly say that any assistance which I, or the Govt. can give you is due to yr. devotions to a cause of such great importance both scientific & commercial. </p><p>I think no introduction can be necessary for one whose name is familiar to every Englishman. But I doubt not I can get for you from the Colonial Office letters requesting the Governors of the colonies you may visit every possible assistance to you in yr. experiments . . . </p><p>Scoresby acknowledged the help he received from Argyll in the first chapter of the Journal of a Voyage to Australia: &#147;From each department, comprising the Admiralty, the Compass Department at Woolwich, and the Colonial Office, the communications with the last of which were kindly made for me by His Grace the Duke of Argyll, my several applications for furtherance or aid in my objects . . . were promptly and liberally responded to&#148; (p. 9). </p>

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        Landscape Scenery. Illustrating Sydney, Parramatta, [etc]

      Sydney & Melbourne, 1855. Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved handcoloured plates; excellent in original cloth, all edges gilt, "Australian Keepsake 1855" lettered on the upper board in gilt. Frederick Terry (1827-1869) was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Conrad Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris. The finely executed oval engravings that comprise this album are in a style not often seen in colonial art. Using a delicate, well-balanced oval image, Terry captures the mood of his landscape in a method similar to that employed by the English artist Birket Foster, succeeding in capturing "the romantic beauty of the unrivalled Harbour of Port Jackson". This is a fresh copy of a beautiful view book with good early handcolouring.

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney , Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales

      Sands & Kenny, Sydney & Melbourne 1855 - Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved plates; a little light foxing but a very good copy in the original red cloth, recased; front cover ornately decorated in gilt with lettering "Australian Keepsake 1855" at centre; gilt edges. Including "Double Bay from Old South Head Road" Frederick Terry was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris. In the finely executed oval engravings that comprise this album, Terry captures the mood of his landscape in a method similar to that employed by the English artist, Birket Foster, succeeding in capturing "the romantic beauty of the unrivalled Harbour of Port Jackson". This copy has the plate "Double Bay from Old South Head Road" which is often absent, and the errata slip. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trunkener Silen.

      . Schwarze Kreide, auf grau-braunem Bütten, verso alte Nummerierungen mit brauner Feder "988" sowie "No 17". 36,5:19,8 cm. - Etwas fleckig, Einrisse restauriert. Provenienz: Sammlung SL, vermutlich Sigmund Landsinger (Maler, 1855-1939), Lugt u. Lugt Suppl. 2358. Vergleichsliteratur: A.M. Hind, Catalogue of Drawings by Durch and Flemish Artists preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 1923, Bd. II, Nr. 51; Ausst. Katalog: Rubens Drawings and Sketches. Hrsg. von J. Rowlands. London, British Museum, 1977, Nr. 13 mit Abb.. Die Figur des trunkenen Silen geht auf eine antike Statue zurück, die sich, als Rubens in Rom weilte, in der Sammlung Chigi in Rom befand. Seit 1728 befindet sie sich in Dresden. Größte Übereinstimmung hat unser Bildmotiv mit Rubens's Gemälde "Der trunkene Silen von Satyrn gestützt", entstanden um 1620, im Besitz der National Gallery in Lodon (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Peter Paul Rubens. Barocke Leidenschaften. Braunschweig, Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, 2004, Nr. 10 mit Farbabb. S. 137.

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        Rythms from my Scrap Book : Printed and Sold for the benefit of the Patriotic Fund

      Launceston: Cornwall Chronicle, 1855. Small octavo, 114 pp., single page "In Memoriam" bound in, early newspaper report of Gardner&#39;s death pasted to a blank, some significant toning; a charming copy in full pebble-grained green morocco, gilt. Poems for the Crimean War. Very scarce: a Launceston-published anthology of poetry by William Atkinson Gardner, Member of the Legislative Council for the County of Cornwall (around Launceston). Gardner notes: &#39;These rythms are not on martial subjects&hellip; but as paper is made from rags, it is hoped that the produce of these papers may be issued forth in lint to the wounded of the Crimea&#39; (Preface, dated May 1855). The poetry certainly has its charms (such as the oddly satisfying rhyme of "fiendish mutter" with "dear voice utter"). Of some utility is Gardner&#39;s habit of publishing the date of composition, the earliest having been written in Paris in 1835. There is a poem to his wife, and another to his eldest child Jessie, as well as more substantial odes such as "The Emigrant&#39;s Song" and "Hymn to Australia" (&#39;&hellip; Borne on the southern gale&hellip;&#39;), as well as a series of translations from the German. The single-page obituary notice bound in gives a few biographical details of Gardner which can be added to those gleaned from the poems. There is also an interesting note: &#39;his last days having been spent in correcting the proof sheets&hellip; he closed his work, while lying on that bed of sickness from which he never rose&hellip;&#39;. Given that the present copy has several corrections in pencil, notably the addition of a new version of one stanza of the first poem, it is quite possible that this copy was revised by Gardner himself on his sickbed.

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