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

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

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Moznayim L'Mishpot - A Scale for Justice

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

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        The Song of Hiawatha.

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

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        SONG OF HIAWATHA.|THE

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

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America . to be completed in thirty parts, each part to contain five colored plates. Fascicule 10, text 273-298, plates 46-50.

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

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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        edited by L. Linden (J. Linden & E. Rodigas a.o.).

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

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL- MEDINAH AND MECCAH .

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Hunter's Ottawa Scenery, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Journal kept during the Russian War: From the Departure of the Army from England in April, 1854, to the Fall of Sebastopol.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE LACEPEDE COMPRENANT LES CETACEES LES QUADRUPEDES OVIPARES LES SERPENT ET LES POISSONS. ( 2 volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        O Novo Guia da Conversação em Portuguez e Inglez.

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        O Novo Guia da Conversacao, em Portuguez e Inglez, ou Escolha de Dialogos Familiares sobre varios assumptos; etc.

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

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Sporting Adventures in the New World; or Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Treatise on the Calculus of Operations: Designed to Facilitate the Processes of the Differential and Integral Calculus and the Calculus of Finite Differences

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

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf]
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        Histoire ecclésiastique, politique et littéraire du Chili par M. l’abbé Eyzaguirre. Traduite par L. Poillon.

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

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        The Flowering Plants of Great Britain. Three volumes.

      Frederick Warne, London, 1855 - Hardback. No date c.1855. Slight wear and rubbing to extremeties, spines slightly darkened with small nicks and fraying to ends, otherwise very good indeed. With chromolithographed plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robin Summers]
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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

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

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        Quinti Horatii, Flacci Opera. Cum novo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Histoire naturelle de Lacepede comprenant les cetaces, les quadrupedes ovipares,les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle edition prededee de l'eloge de Lacepede par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest.

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

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Early Christianity in Arabia. A historical essay.

      London, Bernard Quaritch, 1855.. 8vo. VI, 198, (4) pp. Publisher's original blue boards with gilt title to spine.. Only edition. - Binding bumped at extremeties and somewhat loosened; pencil marginalia. Provenance: Removed from the Harvard College Library (formerly in the collection of Konrad von Maurer of Munich, gift of the historian Archibald Cary Coolidge). - Macro 2335. Gay 3378 bis. OCLC 462682950.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die afrikanische Wüste und das Land der schwarzen am obern Nil. Nach dem Französischen

      - EDA. Lorck, Lpz., 1855. XI/307 S., orig. Pbd. (Ecken u. Rücken laienhaft mit Kunstleder bezogen/StaT.) Hausbibliothek für Länder- und Völkerkunde. Hrsg. von Dr. Karl Andree, 6. Band [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Windsor County, Vermont. From actual surveys by Hosea Doton.

      (The surveyor?), Pomfret, VT 1855 - First edition. Large broadside, 58 x 47 inches, townships hand-colored, the map enclosed within a wide floral border broken by 10 views (each 4 x 5 inches), mostly of Woodstock and Royalton, most of the space outside the county borders filled with 28 village plans. The map shows buildings and householders' names, mills, and other businesses. Not in Phillips. OCLC locates one copy (Old Sturbridge Research Library). Laid down on linen, with new edging and ties, original rollers. Some foxing, some restoration of the edges, but quite attractive. (1571) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Gesamtans., "Coblenz und Ehrenbreitstein".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Buhl n. P. Becker, um 1855, 24,3 x 38,8. Seltene und stimmungsvolle Darstellung, verlegt bei May & Wirsing in Frankfurt.

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        Nebraska and Kanzas

      New York, 1855. Hand-colored engraved folding pocket map, 500x315 mm (19 1/2x12 1/2 inches); small nick along one edge, slight separation at one intersecting fold; folds into the original 12mo cloth case; ex-library, with remnant of label on case, discreet embossed stamp on map, and bookplate on map verso. Variant of Colton's map of 1854, without insets and portions of Texas and Utah. Map is dated twice as 1856 on the image, but the copyright notice is dated 1855. On other issues Kansas is spelled with an "s", while on this variant it is spelled with a "z." A much smaller version with a "z" reading was published in Colton's 1855 edition of Atlas of the World. We find no copies of this variant recorded or offered for sale.. Book.

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        CHROMOLITHOGRAPH OF A "FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE. RICHARD NORRIS & SON, LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS, PHILADELPHIA."

      1855., 1855. 16 5/8" x 11 3/4' lithograph image, matted and framed to a 25 1/4" x 21" total size. In 1856, J. H. Colton & Co., issued a Philadelphia commercial edition of its ATLAS OF AMERICA, on the cover of which was stamped "Colton's Atlas With Business Cards of the Prominent Houses in Philadelphia, Commercial Edition." This was an atlas in which the Colton firm sold different size advertisements to be placed within the atlas, so that among the fine maps of North and South America which appeared in all their atlases, this version included numerous advertisements for Philadelphia business firms. Among these was this colorful lithograph of a freight locomotive built by Richard Norris and Son Company of Philadelphia. The freight engine is owned by the Ohio-Indiana Railroad, whose name is positioned in front of the cab. The company's name appears twice on the engine. The print was lithographed by L. Haugg, and printed in color by A. Brett. While the imposing freight locomotive dominates the picture, to the right and in the background is a view of the Norris & Company factory. A bright, colorful, and imposing image of the freight locomotive makes this a highly desirable train print of the leading and largest locomotive manufacturer in the United States, if not the world, during the 1850s. Fine.

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        Colton's Railroad and Township Map of New England, with Portions of the State of New York, the British Provinces, &c

      New York.: Colton, J. H., 1855. ... 53" x 46" (134 x 116 cm)... Second Edition (map first published in 1853). Very Good Condition. Re-backed by Green Dragon Bindery. Map shows some browning and a little faded along creases. Hand colored by county. Large decorative border with vignettes in each corner depicting New England scenes. Includes inset map of Canadian's maritime provinces. Disbound.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        Wappen der löblichen Bürgerschaft von Winterthur..

      Zürich, J. J. Siegfried, 1855. 8°, 1 Titel- + 12 Tafeln (Lithographien) , späterer Perg.- Bd. m. Deckelillustr. (Wappenschild der Familie Lichti), Deckel min. stockfleckig und angeschmutzt. Seidenhemdchen etwas stockfleckig. 1 Tafel leicht gelockert. Lithos min. fingerfleckig sonst sauber u. in kräftigen Kolorit. Preis in CHF: 550. Insgesamt werden 144 Wappen gezeigt.

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        Jefferson Davis, as Secretary of War, informs new West Point graduate Samuel Breck, Jr. that President Pierce has appointed him Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery ? later brevetted Brigadier General, Breck was Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at West Point 1860-1861

      Partly Printed Letter Signed ?Jeffer..Davis,? as Secretary of War, 1p, 7.75? x 9.75?. Washington, July 3, 1855. Completed in manuscript. To Brevet Second Lieutenant Samuel Breck, Jr., First Regiment of Artillery, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Soiling and dampstains do not materially affect Davis?s signature. Fine condition.Samuel Breck, Jr. (1834-1918), in the West Point Class of 1855, graduated 7th in a class of 34. On the day of his graduation, July 1, 1855, he was promoted to Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery. He served in Florida from 1855-1856 in the Third Seminole War. First Lieutenant Breck was Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at West Point from 1860-1861; Rev. John W. French was the Professor. From 1862-1865, Breck was Assistant Adjutant General. Appointed Major (1862), Bvt Lieutenant Colonel (1864), and Bvt Colonel (1865), in 1866, Breck was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General, to date from March 13, 1865, for ?faithful, diligent, and meritorious serv

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        NASHVILLE

      Nashville: J.F. Wagner Lith., [ca. 1855].. Tinted lithograph, 15 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches. Expertly repaired on verso. A striking image. Matted. A beautiful view of Nashville, showing the city in the decade before the outbreak of the Civil War. Running diagonally through the center of the view is the Cumberland River, and a large paddlewheel steamboat marked "U.S. Mail" is seen steaming along. Other steamboats are shown in the distance, and above the river is a long, impressive bridge being used by carriages and pedestrians. The riverbank on the left is undeveloped, while the land across the river is tightly packed with multi-story buildings. The view is flanked on the left by the Medical Department of the University of Nashville, and on the right by the Southern Methodist Publishing House. Nearby the publishing house is the City Hotel, one of the popular hotels of the period in the area. "The buildings are cleanly outlined, and there is a nice textural handling of the rock and of the foliage in the foreground" - Deák. Deák and Stokes & Haskell list the lithographer of this view as unknown, and the illustration of this print in both those references does not show any imprint. However, our copy is clearly imprinted, just below the lower left corner of the image, "J.F. Wagner Lith. Nashville, Tenn.," and Reps lists Wagner as the printer. Lithographer J.F. Wagner receives scant mention in Peters' AMERICA ON STONE, who lists only one small view for the firm's output. No copies of this view are located on OCLC, nor in the online catalogues of the Library of Congress or the American Antiquarian Society. Apparently Elder's Bookstore in Nashville produced a reproduction of this view in the early 1970s, which is the only listing in OCLC (at the University of Tennessee) and in Reps (at the Tennessee State Library). Rare, and a lovely view of a developing and important southern city just before the Civil War. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 712. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS OF URBAN AMERICA 3940. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS P. 1849-51 - F-68.

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        THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA IN FOUR PARTS

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1855. First American Edition. Embossed Cloth. Very Good binding. Octavo. 264pp. In publishers brown embossed cloth; early reback in sympathetic cloth with much of the original backstrip, including the gold stamped title, laid down; light shelfwear to the extremities; previous owner donation plate on the front pastedown; "duplicate" stamp on the verso of the second blank leaf is the only indication that this is from an institutional collection; light foxing/toning. 14 engravings after Theodor de Bry's engravings for Hariot's "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia." Extremely uncommon edition of one of the most important contemporary histories. (Sabin 5114; Howes B410). Very Good binding.

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        Gesamtans., v.d. Albertshöhe.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte u. Bordüre v. Könitzer b. O. Henning in Greiz, um 1855, 17 x 24.

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        A Monograph of the British Nudibranchiate Mollusca. Seven volume set plus supplementary volume

      London The Ray Society 1855. G: in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with minor edgewear. Closed tear to front board of volume II. Some browning. Occasional foxing and light marking within. Some pages uncut First Edition Blue cloth spine on grey card boards 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). [680pp.]. 90 lithographic plates, many hand-coloured. Supplementary volume published in 1910. Plates not paginated in running order. Collation as follows: volume i: 10 plates; vol ii. 13 plates; vol iii. 11 plates; vol IV. 12 plates; vol v: 15 plates; vol vi. 12 plates; vol vii 9 plates; vol viii. 8 plates.

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        Tennessean abolitionist asks Mississippi lawyers Miller & Kilpatrick to help him in his claim against a man who he is sure â??will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costsâ?¦â? â?? eight years later, Col. Miller was killed at Gettysburg in Pickettâ??s Charge

      Autograph Letter Signed â??H. Owen,â? 1.5p, 7.75â? x 9.75â?. Somerville, Tennessee, September 24, 1855. Original 5.5â? x 3.5â? postmarked envelope with embossed 3¢ Washington stamp addressed to â??Messrs Miller & Kilpattrick / Pontotock / Mississippiâ? through â??Memphis.â? Pontotock is about 85 miles southeast of Somerville.In part, â??I drop you a line to learn the exact condition of the claims I sent you on BD High â?¦ I am sure High will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costs. Several of my friends in his vicinity have claims against High & spoke of sundry items due to you but I believe they have concluded to wait awhile longer â?¦ I should go & do so myself on my claims â?? for I have no confidence in High. Perhaps you could do so for me as my attorneys. Should you be willing to act thus in the matterâ?¦â?Records of the American Colonization Society reveal that receipts were issued in Somerville,

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        Porträt Ernst Pömer 1855.

      1855. Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Ernst Pömer. Zeichnung zur Lithographie 1855". 34,6:27,4 cm. Nagellöchlein in den Ecken, leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Vorzeichnung zu einer Porträtlithographie, die sich durch virtuose und abwechslungsreiche Strichführung auszeichnet.. Hähnisch studierte an der Wiener Akademie. Anschließend war er häufig auf Reisen, unterbrochen von längeren Aufenthalten vor allem in Berlin und Frankfurt am Main, u.a in Paris, zwischen 1850 und 1862 London, Edinburgh, und Rom 1872/73. Lebte dann in Berlin und in den letzten Jahren in Karlsruhe. Er schuf Bildnisminiaturen und Aquarelle (auch auf Elfenbein und Milchglas) sowie Pastelle, die bunt unterlegt, mit schwarzer Kreide schraffiert und mit dem Pinsel gehöht sind. Bekannt wurde er vor allem durch Porträts des Adels und von Fürstenhäusern, so von Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen und seiner Gemahlin, Luise von Preußen, spätere Großherzogin von Baden, Lord und Lady Hamilton, ferner Berühmtheiten wie den Schriftsteller Franz Grillparzer. Auch fertigte er zahlreiche Porträtlithographien an. Seine Arbeiten befinden sich u.a. in der Royal Collection London, im Historisches Museum Wien oder der Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

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

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

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        REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853-4

      Washington. 1855-1860.. Twelve volumes bound in thirteen. Profusely illustrated with maps, lithographic plates, colored lithographic plates, profiles, etc. Collated complete with all the maps and plates called for in Wagner-Camp. Large, thick quarto. Modern black buckram, spines gilt. A nice, uniform set. Very good. The Senate issue of the Pacific Railroad Surveys. This large quarto set is the most important and massive compilation of exploration reports and data ever published about the trans-Mississippi West. Under the direction of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, the Pacific Railroad survey in two years increased the contemporary knowledge of the geography, topography, geology, and natural history of the West by a quantum leap. Included herein are the reports of Humphreys, Stevens, Beckwith, Whipple, Warren, Williamson, Lander, et al, supplemented with reports on scientific observations, and numerous significant achievements in cartography, including Warren's "Map of the Territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean..." (here present in the eleventh volume), which has been hailed as "the best cartographical work on the West up to its time..." (Howes). The illustrative material (engraved and lithographed views, specimens of birds, fishes, and other animals) is of the highest quality, often in colored state, and encompasses thousands of illustrations, either in the text or as separate plates. This set includes fully seven reports listed by Wagner-Camp as separate items, and nine listed separately by Howes. Wheat devotes twenty-four pages of detailed discussion to the maps in this series of reports, singling out the Warren map as "among the great maps of the United States that preceded the Civil War." All things considered, this edition of the Pacific Railroad Surveys stands as a testament to one of the greatest government sponsored projects in our history, and is a foundation work for any collection devoted to Western Americana or cartography. It is quite difficult these days to find a set of the Railroad Surveys in a uniform Senate edition (as opposed mixed House and Senate volumes). HOWES P3, etc. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 822 through 824, 843 through 846, 852, 853, 864 through 867, 874, 875, 877 through 882, 898, 936 (23 in all). TWENEY 89, 59. WAGNER-CAMP 262 through 267. RITTENHOUSE 442. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 75. ZAMORANO SELECT 108.

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        Le Messager des Dames et des Demoiselles. Tome Premier. Partie Magazine [ 1854-1855 ]

      Administration 1855 - 1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-percaline marron, Administration, Paris, 1855, 200 pp. avec 12 planches en couleurs hors-texte Rare exemplaire de la partie magazine (avec les planches en couleurs par Compte-Calixte, Montaut, etc.) de cette éphémère revue (1854-1856) qui sera absorbée par le Journal des Dames. Etat satisfaisant (une planche et un feuillet en partie débroché, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., über de b Rhein, "Cöln".

      . Farblithographie v. Buhl n. Becker b. May und Wirsing, um 1855, 26 x 43. Schönes und dek. Blatt. Der Betrachter steht am rechten Rheinufer südlich von Deutz.

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        Historischer Zug. Festalbum der Feier des Eintritts Berns

      Bern: Stampflische Buchdruckerei, 1855. First Edition. Custom Clamshell Box. Very Good. 59 hand-colored lithographed plates, plus title, depicting a commemorative ceremonial procession, with colorful historic costumes and martial opulence. This parade marked the fifth centenary of Bern's entry into the Swiss Confederation. The oblong plates are large, measuring 13.5 by 19.5 inches, or 35 by 50 cm. Also a half-title and 5 pages of test, with a list of subscribers. Housed in a lovely modern quarter morocco clamshell box. Title and some plates with dust soiling and edgewear, as well as occasional spotting.Text pages have dampstain and foxing. One text page with closed tears and chips by a margin. Some edge creases.

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        Kraft und Stoff

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

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        Siege of Sevastopol: the Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches.

      Wyld London March 31st 1855 - Printed on two sheets, joined, dissected in sixteen parts mounted on linen, with original hand-colour; paper label to the back of a section, closed tear to a lower section. Folding in contemporary marbled boards. Dimensions: 70 x 52 cm. Provenance: M.A.Delorme (booklabel on upper pastedown). Lovely example, complete with the original cloth cloth trimming around the map, of this uncommon and very detailed map of Sebastopol and its environs, extending from the River Katcha' in the north to Balaclava in the south, and eastwards from the coast to Inkerman, with great detail for the terrain of the region, troop positions and the siege trenches and fortifications erected by the opposing armies. The present copy of the 'sixth edition' seems to be a rare state, published before the version usually found which includes an inset showing Eupatoria on Feb. 17th - not printed here. It contains however the list of Wyld's other maps that might be of relevance to the war. BLMC 41155.(28.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vêpres siciliennes Gd. Opéra en 5 Actes. Poème de MM E. Scribe et G. Duveyrier. Accompagt. de Piano par H. Potier. Partition Piano et Chant.

      Escudier Paris 1855 - Relié, dos cuir rouge en bon état avec quelques accrocs, plats en percaline rouge légèrement défraîchis, titre et filets dorés au dos, lettre "B" sur premier plat; reliure solide;intérieur en très bon état, sans rousseurs, la dernière page a été réparée; PROVENANCE: Château de Saint Aubin, famille Bonnardel, (illustrée en particuler par le financier Jean Bonnardel et son épouse née Madeleine de Montgomery); partition N. L.E. 1578, 406 pages ; première édition complète du premier opéra écrit par Verdi pour le grand opéra de Paris; (première le 13. Juin 1855). Léon Escudier acheta les droits pour la France, l'Angleterre, la Belgique et les Pays-Bas. Aussi la première édition complète fut-elle publiée en français dès 1855. Escudier publia une seconde édition en 1856 avec en plus la "Romance Chantée par Villaret" aux pages 407-409 ici absentes; bon exemplaire; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American medical recipe manuscript kept by Peter and Aaron Shank ca. 1855 in Ohio

      [ Liberty, Ohio ], ca 1855. Unique. Contemp. three quarter leather. A good copy; spine worn; finger soiling to some pages. sm. 4to.,A manuscript book of medical recipes compiled for use in the medical practice of Peter Shank in Liberty Ohio ca. 1855 and passed on to his son Aaron who added to it. A note on the endpaper from Peter Shank testifies to the fact that he gave the book to his son to use and keep secret because many of the cures were purported to be unique and extremely useful. The first 63 pages are in the hand of Peter who neatly records recipes for all kinds of creams, elixirs, salves, pills, powders, etc. that were intended to relieve ailments as diverse as hysteria, itches, burns, fevers etc.. The remaining text was added by Aaron and perhaps a third unidentified party. Aaron's record is an advance over that of his father. Whereas Peter relied on natural elements for his cures, Aaron's admits some chemicals and is generally more specific in application. There are occasional recipes for dyes or colors and other technical applications.

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        Fonte Branda a Siena.

      - [Siena, c. 1855], veduta su carta, all'acquerello, mm. 470x355 (l'immagine), mm. 590x441 (il foglio). Firmata in basso a destra: "Giovanni Silvestri architetto disegnò". Databile intorno al 1855. Silvestri fu l'architetto della splendida villa neoclassica dei Demidoff a Novoli (Firenze), villa distrutta nel secondo dopoguerra dalla speculazione edilizia, col colpevole assenso delle amministrazioni fiorentine dell'epoca. Ottime condizioni.

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        Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New England from Its First Planting in the Year 1620, Unto the Year of Our Lord 1698

      Silas Andrus and Son, Hartford; 1855 & 1853 - Second American edition. Besides his involvement in the Salem witchcraft debacle (1692-93), his most famous legacy is his Puritan epic "Magnalia Christi Americana" which was first published in 1702, an ecclesiastical history of New England in the contemporary tradition of providence literature. In seven books Mather commemorates virtually every aspect of New England's formative period (1620-1698). Mather's Plutarchan biographies of New England's governors and ministers (book 2) are of great interest. In two volumes, (seven parts) portrait frontispieces of Mather, 626 and 681pp., bound in 3/4 brown morocco over brown cloth, raised bands, title gilt, all edges marbled, early owner's bookplate, small newspaper clipping about Mather on front pastedown, faint marginal damp stain to first few leaves of volume two. A very nice set showing general rubbing along spine. This work has become increasingly scarce.[Howes-391) Size: Octavo

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 9 comprising text pages 241-270 & plates 41-45 as issued in original wraps

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company. Very Good. 1855. First Edition; First. Wraps. exceptionally bright and clean tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates; Lithograph; 4to; 30 pages .

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