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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'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: 'These rythms are not on martial subjects… 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' (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'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's Song" and "Hymn to Australia" ('… Borne on the southern gale…'), 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: 'his last days having been spent in correcting the proof sheets… he closed his work, while lying on that bed of sickness from which he never rose…'. 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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        THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. In Four Parts. I. The History of the First Settlement of Virginia, and the Government Thereof, to the Year 1706. II. The Natural Production and Conveniences of the Country, Suited to Trade and Improvement. III. The Native Indians, their Religion, Laws and Customs, in War and Peace. IV. The Present State of the Country, as to the Polity of the Government, and the Improvements of the Land the 10th of June 1720

      Richmond VA:: J. W. Randolph,, 1855. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First American Edition First Printing in half morocco and marbled boards with raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine, marbled endpapers. Cover edge wear, mild scuffs spine and covers, owner name and date title page, age darkening page margins. 8vo. xv, 264 pp.

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        "Kaiserliches Arsenal. Wien 1855" originale, getönte Kreidelithographie ca.38x58cm (Darstellung/image size) von Alexander Kaiser auf Bütten-Karton; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei Wien 1855

      . Bütten (60x44,5) an den Rändern etwas unfrisch, am rechten unteren Eck knickfaltig und am unteren Rand mittig mit kleiner Quetschfalte. Das frühe, großformatige und sehr seltene Blatt insgesamt in einem guten Zustand..

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        Polypodium alpestre [Polypody] [Plate VI]

      - London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855 [-1856]. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition. 21 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore's "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore's important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England's first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. The plates were produced ". by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made" (Blunt). As a result, they recorded the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. His interest in printing extended to ". the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty- nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n

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        THE GAME OF THE CHESS.

      London: John Russell Smith, 1855.FIRST EDITION 1855 of Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition. Reproduced in Facsimile from a Copy in the British Museum. With a Few Remarks on Caxton's Typographical Productions. By Vincent Figgins. Large 8vo, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 24 half page woodcuts in the text, title page in red and black (a note at the bottom of the page states that there was no title page in the original edition), 167 facsimile unnumbered pages of the original Caxton edition, followed by 13 pages of Remarks and a list of Caxton's works, 1 page of Synopsis of Characters and Combinations used in "The Game of Chess", 1 page of A Tribute to the Memory of William Caxton plus 1 page of advert for Almshouses, bound in publisher's morocco with silver clasps and bosses in the style of the period (there were 2 bindings, this is the most expensive at 3 guineas, the other being in calf at 2 guineas, see "A Tribute" at the end of book), rebacked to style, no label or lettering, chess board patterned endpapers. Upper cover showing signs of repair next to spine, covers slightly rubbed with slight edge wear, silver darkened, 1 leaf has crease to bottom inner margin, pale age - browning to pages otherwise a very good copy. Housed in a quarter morocco drop - down box with maroon gilt lettered morocco label, blind decoration to spine, brown cloth sides. "Despite its title, Caxton's The Game and Playe of the Chesse does not, in fact, have much to say about a game or about playing it. First printed in 1474, then reprinted in 1482 with woodcuts added, it is instead a translation of Jacobus de Cessolis' thirteenth - century political treatise, the Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ac popularium super ludo scachorum (The Book of the Morals of Men and the Duties of Nobles and Commoners, on the Game of Chess)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Litttle Children.

      London, Friedrich Volckmar, Leipsic (sic) & the Agency of the German Literary Society, pre 1855.Fourth English edition after the 14th German edition pre 1855, 245 x 200 mm, 9½ x 7¾ inches, original buff (or cream?) card covers, decorative border on both covers, vignette on lower cover, lettered only on upper cover. Pages mounted on linen by 1 of the early owners of this copy. 24 pp of hand coloured illustrations in the design of the original editon (Peter's hair hangs down over his face). Expertly rebacked at some time in matching paper, new free endpapers, corners worn, covers rubbed rubbed and slightly soiled, lower cover with diagonal crease and crack to surface paper, edges of covers worn with chipping to surface paper all round (maximum 10 mm, ½"). Margins darkened, well thumbed and slightly foxed, occasional very slight soiling, occasional very slight smudging of colour, possibly a little water - colour added to last 2 pages. Acceptable copy of scarce early edition. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, none of it over his face, as found in the English reprints of today. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        London, Westminster and Southwark as in the Olden Times, shewing the city, and its suburbs with the churches, monasteries and all the important buildings as they stood in the reign of Henry VIII before the Reformation.

      1855 - London: William Newton & Bell & Daldy, 1855. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1020 x 1360mm. A large bird's-eye view/plan of early 16th century London, with the important buildings shown in profile, and a huge 436-point key of landmarks. Newton has compiled the map from a number of sources, including the Braun & Hogenberg and the 'Agas' maps; the elevation of the Norman St Paul's cathedral is copied from the etching by Wenceslas Hollar, showing the building before the spire was destroyed by lightning in 1561. Although the plan proports to show London in Tudor times the area destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 is also marked.

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        Panoramic View of the Fortress of Sveaborg, Commanding the Entrance to the Town and Harbour of Helsingfors in the Gulf of Finland. The Fortress of Sveaborg is built on seven rocky islands, through which lies the only channel for shipping. They mount upwards of 2000 guns, most of which can be bought to bear upon vessels entering the harbour. The islands are connected my means of wooden bridges & most of the batteries are bomb proof. The harbour & town of Helsingfors are the great commercial depôt of the trade & commerce of Northern Russia. Projected from illuminated charts & Imperial Russian surveys recently published at St Petersburg.

      1855 - London, Stannard & Dixon, 1855. Tinted lithograph, printed area 485 x 690mm. Repaired tear in title, minor printer's crease on left. A map-view (not to scale) looking down on the heavily-fortified Russian fortress, built to defend the approaches to Helsinki. It was issued to illustrate the actions of the Baltic Fleet in 1854, during the Crimean War. Under Sir Charles Napier, an Anglo-French force blockaded the Gulf of Finland, preventing Russia's North Fleet leaving St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year around. However Napier refused to Sveaborg, considering it too well defended. The British press pilloried Napier for his lack of action, causing the Admiralty to terminate his command at the end of the year. In 1855 a better-equipped fleet bombared Sveaborg for nearly two days, but failed to knock out the Russian batteries before withdrawing.

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        Plan of Marsa Scirocco, In the Island of Malta.

      1855 - London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1850]. 630 x 470mm. Printed on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1846. A detailed chart of Marsa Scirocco, with an inset of St Lucian's Tower. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, 'Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands.', in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.

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        Ethnographische Skizzen über die Völker des russischen Amerika. Erste Abteilung: Die Thlinkithen. Die Konjagen.

      Helsingfors 1855 - 141 S. Halbleder, Guter Zustand, Ausfaltbare Karte im Anhang. Die ersten und letzten Blätter am Rand stockfleckig. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Alfred Ross, Melbourne

      Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa, London 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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        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 Imperial Gazetteer: A General Dictionary of Geography, Physical, Political. Statistical and Descriptive. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. (Two Volumes, Complete)

      Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh, & London, 1855. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 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 Woodcuts and Steel Engravings. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xii, 1308; (iii), 1288, 61 pp

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        LE PARADIS PERDU traduction de CHATEAUBRIAND précédé da réflexions sur la vie et les écrits de Milton per LAMARTINE.

      Bigot et Voisvenel, Amable Rigaud,, Parigi, 1855 - Volume grande in folio imperiale ( 55 x 39 cm.), legato in mezza pelle con unghie, titolo inciso in oro al dorso a scomparti, tagli dorati, sguardie setate, occhiello, antiporta finemente incisa con la caduta degli angeli, frontespizio, tavola con il ritratto di Lamartine e sue riflessioni, tavola con il ritratto di Chateaubriand a cui segue lo studio storico per XXXI pp., ritratto di Milton, 157 pp., 25 tavole ft. Pregiatissima edizione, con capilettera miniati e squisiti fregi decorativi, dell'immortale opera di Milton tradotta in francese da Chateaubriand che ne conserva ed esalta il romantico afflato. L'Autore racchiuse nei versi l'aspetto più umano del peccato perpetrato dalla prima coppia, innalzando a vero eroe quell'Angelo Ribelle, spirito eroico e guerriero che tuona "meglio regnare in inferno che servire in cielo" e che astuto s'isinuerà tra vigilanze ed ammonimenti per corrompere e distruggere la grazia a lui negata. Di una bellezza superba le incisioni su acciaio (tutte protette dalla loro velina) dove con sapienti tocchi di luce risaltano i corpi perfetti della coppia che si aggira tra alberi e fiori. Ma, anche nell'iconografia, spicca il Ribelle, ferito tra i suoi accoliti o tra le nubi in compagnia del peccato e della morte, ed ancora, nella sua infernale fucina, ove è il Re dei metalli, veramente degne di grande attenzione. Una sporadica e chiara fioritura della carta sono le uniche mende degne d'attenzione, ininfluenti. In più che bello stato, raro il piacere di sfogliare opere così belle. Notevole

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        Het vergaan van het Nederlandsch fregatschip Aerd van Nes

      Gebroeders Kraay, Amsterdam 1855 - Sewn in original wrappers. Exceptionally rare. Some soiling and spotting but overall a clean copy, pp. viii, 91. The 17th April, 1854 the `Aerd van Nes`, a 582 tons vessel which was built in Amsterdam 15 years earlier, was on its return voyage from Sidney when she was lost at the Great Detached Reef. The author describes their journey through Torres Strait, how they survived in their sloops once their ship was lost; the things they ate, like raw meat and fish and turtles, the dangers they faced, their encounters with natives of several islands, etc., etc. and how they finally reached Ternate in the Dutch East Indies (nowadays Indonesia) on October 11th 1854, almost half a year after their ship was wrecked. An extremely rare piece of Australiana. No auction records in ABPC or AE. Copies in the National Library of Australia, State Library of NSW: Mitchell Library, State Library of Queensland, Library of the University of Sidney and the R.G. Menzies Library of the Australian National University and with only seven other copies of this first edition in institutional libraries worldwide. Not in Ferguson. Tiele 233. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The English and French fleets in the Baltic, 1854 . made during the year on board H.M.S. St. Jean d'Acre (Capt. The Honourable H. Keppel) and other of H. M. Ships.

      Day & Son London 1855 - Large folio, lithographed calligraphic dedication, 1 leaf of descriptive text (no title-page issued with this work, title only to discarded wrappers),18 hand-coloured lithograph plates on 15 leaves by Dutton, Carrick, Needham, and Picken after Brierly, captions in English and French, modern red half calf gilt, morocco label to upper cover. Fine and scarce series of nicely hand-coloured lithographs of the English and French fleets who were engaged hostilities against Russia in the Baltic during the Crimean War. In 1854, at the outbreak of the Crimean War, Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817?1894), marine painter and naval engineer, joined Captain Henry Keppel as artist?observer on the man-of-war HMS St John d'Acre in the allied Baltic fleet; Brierley had previously accompanied Keppel on board HMS Maeander in the Pacific. The aim of this particular campaign was was to bring Sweden into the war on the side of the allies, and also to pressure Russia to sue for peace over Sebastopol. Retained by the Illustrated London News to sketch the actions (reproduced from 25 March 1854), Brierly was one of the earliest naval war artists commissioned by a newspaper. In 1855 he accompanied Keppel, in HMS Rodney, to the Black Sea and Sea of Azov; during this voyage he was often under enemy fire, and was subsequently awarded the Baltic and Crimean medals. His work illustrates the transition from the steam frigates of 1837 to the great steam fleet of 1854. Abbey Life 329. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Groombridge and Sons. 1855 - pp.iv, 252 with 60 fine hand coloured plates. Bound in half red morocco boards. Original binding with gilt motif on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. Boards lightly marked, with a lightly coloured, circular mark on rear board. Professionally rebacked preserving most of the original spine. With some restoration to corners of the boards where the leather had been rubbed away. AEG. Sporadic foxing to text pages, including the title page, contents and verso of some plates. A handful of plates have some scattered foxing, c.20 have one or two minor marks with the rest beautifully clean. Internal hinges strengthened. Scarce. This is the preferred first edition. This volume was written by the younger brother of the Rev. F.O. Morris ( author of ‘A History of British Birds’ and others). He was trained in the Medical Profession and was a keen naturalist like his brother. From 1851- 1855 he edited ‘The Naturalist’, being succeeded in the editorship by his brother in 1856. He emigrated to America in 1856 when his interest in British Ornithology appeared to end. There were 4 editions of this work of which this is the first. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giftpflanzenbuch oder allgemeine und besondere Naturgeschichte sämmtlicher inländischen sowie der wichtigsten ausländischen phanerogamischen und kryptogamischen Giftgewächse mit treuen Abbildungen sämmtlicher inländischen und vieler ausländischen Gattungen. Neue Ausgabe.

      Stuttgart, Krais & Hoffmann, 1855.. Gr.-8°. Mit zahlr. Pflanzen- und Pilzdarstellungen auf 72 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. XI, 329 S., Mod. HLwd. m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. mont. illustr. OUmschlag.. Deckeln angestaubt, fleckig u. etw. berieben. Textteil etw. stärker gebräunt bzw. stock- u. braunfleckig, die kolor. Tafeln nur vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. - Nissen, BBI 143; Pritzel 654.

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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

      Hull & Spencer, 1855. Hull & Spencer. Good. 1855. B0042P8HS6 Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 26 cm, four vols, each with hand-colored lithographic plates. Each vol. with frontis. illus. or portrait (Strong, Linnaeus.) Plates complete. All edges gilt. Good copies but for Vol. I with water stains on top corners and margins of first half? of the book, front blank, page with portrait of Strong, tissue guard, and title page (pages legible and color frontispiece not affected.) Vol. I spine professionally restored. All vols. with age-darkened page edges, and minor horizontal creases on end papers and front blanks. Covers with some scratch and scuff marks? and spines slightly darkened. . B0042P8HS6 .

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        CERTIFICATE. THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF COMAL. BE IT KNOWN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, JOHN O. MEUSEBACH, COMMISSIONER, DULY APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE

      New Braunfels. Feb. 28, 1855.. New Braunfels. Feb. 28, 1855.. Broadside, 10 1/2 x 8 inches. Accomplished in manuscript. Light toning. Very good. "In 1854 Meusebach received an appointment as commissioner from Governor Elisha M. Pease to issue land certificates to those immigrants of 1845 and 1846 who had been promised them by the Adelsverein" - Handbook of Texas Online. The present certificate is the result of that directive and appointment. It indicates that the German Emigration Company is entitled to "three hundred and twenty [completed in manuscript] acres of land, as a part of the Premium lands secured to them by the laws of the Republic and State of Texas". The Aldesverein, or Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas, was organized in 1842 by a group of German noblemen for the purpose of acquiring land in Texas and encouraging German emigration. Beginning in 1844 the Adelsverein brought thousands of German emigrants to Texas, founding the town of New Braunfels and other towns in West Texas between Austin and San Antonio. There was such a press that there was, in fact, not enough land to go around as promised. John O. Meusebach was appointed to administrate the company and became an important figure in the German settlement of Texas.

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        Die Natur des Geldes.

      Mainz, Victor v. Zabern, 1855.. VIII 453 S., gepr. Ln., Rckn. etw. verblichen, NStaT., tls. stockfl.. Masui 833. Menger 282. >Die Natur und die Cirkulation des Geldes. Von den Geldarten. Von den Edelmetallgeld-Stoffen. Münzwesen und Münzbesteuerung.<

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        Descrizione scientifica del circolo meridiano collocato nel nuevo Pontifico Osservatorio delle Roma Universita

      Tipografia delle Belle Arti, Roma 1855 - In-4. Collation : (4), 121, (2) pp., 4 planches dépl. Cartonnage moderne, couverture conservée. Seule édition. Calandrelli était directeur de l'observatoire pontifical de Rome. (DSB III, 14). Envoi manuscrit de l'auteur au découvreur de la planète Neptune: "à Monsieur Le Verrier, Dircteur de l'Observatoire de Paris, hommage de l'auteur." OCLC : one copy in USA only (Adler Planetarium). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschiedenis der voornaamste schipbreuken, en andere voorvallen ter zee. Van de vroegste tijden tot op onze dagen. Bewerkt naar de beste Hollandsche, Engelsche en Fransche bronnen.

      Haarlem, J.J. van Brederode, (1855).3 volumes in 1. Contemporary half cloth. VIII,216; 234,(2); 198,(2) pp.* First edition. - History of the most important shipwrecks all over the world. The book is dedicated to the counsel of the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Yacht-Club in Rotterdam.Not in Cat. NHSM.

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        Total Ansicht von Helgoland. Ansicht der Insel in Vogelschauperspektive von Südost.

      Carl Gaßmann, Hamburg, um 1855.,. Altkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie mit ornamentaler Bordüre, nach der Natur gezeichnet und lithographiert von Wilhelm Heuer, gedruckt bei Charles Fuchs. Blattmaße: 25,5 x 34 cm, Darstellung (ohne Textlegende): 15,7 x 22,8 cm. Breitrandiges Blatt, im äußersten Rand schwach gebräunt..

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        The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

      Nattali and Bond, London 1855 - Three volumes beautifully illustrated by Rowlandson with 80 vibrantly hand colored plates illustrating Dr. Syntax's tour, a Poem. Vol. I. In Search of th Picturesque; Vol. 2. In Search of Consolation and Vol. 3. In Search of a Wife. A marvelous set bound in full brown morocco, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in a floral motif in gilt, top edges gilt. While this is a later set, the plates are remarkably bright and fresh. Some minor spots of off-setting from color plates otherwise this is a magnificent set. Provenance: From the library of the esteem Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam. Tall octavo 6 1/4" x 9 6/8"

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        The Sportsman&#39;s Portfolio of American Field Sports

      Boston: M.M. Ballou, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Street, 1855. Boston: M.M. Ballou, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Street, 1855. First edition. Small oblong 4to. Vignette title-page, 20 full-page wood- cut illustrations, one other in text. Original printed wrappers with woodcut vignettes on front and rear covers. Front cover with wear to corner (marginal losses), chipping to corner margins of first few leaves; back cover detached. Half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Don Frazier. Phillips, p. 355; Henderson pp. 228-229; Goodspeed, p. 350; Van Winkle Sale 710; Wetzel p. 217; Bruns G-36; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 215 . One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books, exceedingly rare in the original wrappers. As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; andErnest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale facsimile of 1929, stated that he was able to trace only three copies, adding: "It may be described as the most profusely illustrated early sporting book published in America, as it contains twenty superb woodcuts delineating the various Field Sports practised at that time-" The plates, accompanied by a leaf of letterpress with often humorous comments by the anonymous author, include: Trout Fishing,Woodcock Shooting, Grouse Shooting, Moose Hunting, Duck Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting, Bass Fishing, Bison Hunting, etc.&#128; NUC locates 6 copies, few presumably with wrappers. During the firm&#39;s history, we have had only two other copies complete in wrappers, and two copies lacking most or all of the wrappers

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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)

      Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh, & London 1855 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Himmels-Atlas in transparenten Karten.

      (Stuttgart, Nitzschke, Ca. 1855).. (33 x 27 cm). Mit 1 großen lithographierten Himmelskarte (in 4 Segmenten) und 30 lithographierten Sternbildtafeln. Lose in Halbleinwand-Mappe der Zeit.. Hübscher und ungewöhnlicher Himmelsatlas. Die auf blauem Karton gedruckten Tafeln sind in Transparentmanier hergestellt, d.h. die perforierten Umrisse der Sternbilder und die ausgestanzten Sterne wurden mit buntgefärbtem Transparentpapier hinterlegt, so dass sie leuchten, wenn man sie gegen das Licht hält. - Ohne das Begleitheft. Mappe etwas bestoßen und mit erneuertem Rücken. Die Tafeln sehr gut erhalten

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        Eigenhänd. Albumblatt mit Unterschrift, 1 Seite, quer-gr-8, o. O., Oktober 1855.

      . "Die Kunst eine Blume, zu duften vor dem Herrn / ein Licht zu leuchten im Hause des Herrn ... ".. Leichte Faltspuren.

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        Kraft und Stoff. Empirisch-naturphilosophische Studien. In allgemein-verständlicher Darstellung.

      Frankfurt am Main, Meidinger, 1855.. Erstauasgabe XVI, 269 S. 19 x 13 cm, Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Einband berieben, bestoßen und Rückenschild mit Verlust. Schiefgelesen. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag auf Innendeckel. Immer wieder etwas fleckig bzw. angschmutzt. Insgesamt recht gut. "Ludwig Büchner (* 29. März 1824 in Darmstadt; 1. Mai 1899 ebenda), eigentlich Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Büchner war Arzt, Naturwissenschaftler und Philosoph. Im Materialismusstreit war Büchner neben Carl Vogt und Jakob Moleschott einer der fruchtbarsten und erfolgreichsten Vertreter des naturwissenschaftlichen Materialismus. Nach seinem Rufnamen wurde Ludwig Büchner Louis genannt, was gelegentlich zu Verwechslungen führt, denn sowohl sein älterer Bruder Wilhelm wie auch sein jüngerer Bruder Alexander Büchner, der nach 1855 in Frankreich lebte, trugen den Namen Ludwig, den ständigen Vornamen der hessischen Landgrafen und Großherzöge, als zweite Vornamen. Ludwig Büchner war Sohn des Arztes Ernst (Karl) Büchner (1786-1861) und seiner Frau Louise Caroline geborene Reuß (1781-1858). Er war ein jüngerer Bruder von Georg Büchner, dessen Nachgelassene Schriften er als Erster anonym herausgab, außerdem Bruder von Mathilde, Luise, Wilhelm und Alexander Büchner. Ludwig Büchner studierte in Gießen Medizin, praktizierte als Arzt in Tübingen und veröffentlichte zahlreiche naturwissenschaftlich-philosophische Schriften. Noch während seiner Promotionszeit nahm er an der 1848er-Revolution teil. 1855 wurde ihm nach der Publikation von Kraft und Stoff die Lehrbefugnis in Tübingen entzogen, so dass er nach Darmstadt zurückkehren musste, um dort als praktischer Arzt seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. 1860 heiratete Louis Büchner seine Frau (Karoline Georgine) Sophie, geborene Thomas (1836-1920), die Tochter des Schriftstellers und Juristen Dr. Georg Christian Thomas und seiner Frau Caroline geborene Henkelmann. 1881 gründete Büchner den Deutschen Freidenkerbund und war Mitinitiator des noch heute bestehenden Freien deutschen Hochstifts in Frankfurt am Main. Geistesgeschichtlich bedeutete der büchnersche Materialismus die Ablösung der Philosophie durch einen weltanschaulichen Überbau, der nach dem Vergessen der spekulativen Systeme in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf den sich entfaltenden Naturwissenschaften errichtet wurde. Büchner popularisierte naturwissenschaftliche Forschungsergebnisse. So propagierte er die Evolutionstheorie von Charles Darwin und eine mechanistische Vererbungslehre. Zugleich versuchte er sich immer wieder an systematischen Darstellungen seiner Theorie einer "natürlichen", d.h. mechanistisch-materialistischen Weltordnung. Für Büchner sind "Denken und Sein ebenso unzertrennlich wie Kraft und Stoff oder Geist und Materie"; deshalb sei "nichts klarer, als dass, so hoch differenziert und eigentümlich auch die Charaktere des Lebens sein mögen, dieselben doch nichts mehr und nichts weniger sind, als Bewegungen der unter eigentümliche und hochspezialisierte Bedingungen gebrachten gewöhnlichen Materie". Das "große Welträtsel" zu lösen, ist Büchner zufolge der eigene Materialismus außerstande: "Auch wird dieses Welträtsel von dem menschlichen Verstande niemals gelöst werden, da dieser die ihm von Natur und Erfahrung gesteckten Grenzen von Zeit, Raum und Kausalität, die das Weltall als solches nicht kennt, nicht zu überspringen vermag." Von Büchners späteren Schriften, in denen als Kern seines Materialismus ein vulgärer, moralisch pointierter Idealismus sich erweist, sind denn auch mehrere dem Verhältnis der Naturwissenschaften zu religiösen Fragen gewidmet. Kraft und Stoff war mit 21 deutschen Auflagen innerhalb von nur fünfzig Jahren und zahlreichen Übersetzungen in andere Sprachen ein für seine Zeit ungewöhnlich erfolgreicher Bestseller. Die marxistische Haltung zum Werk Büchners ist uneinheitlich. Während Friedrich Engels ihn als Vertreter des "Reiseprediger-Materialismus" abkanzelte, bezeichnete Franz Mehring sein Wirken als einen "frischen Windstoß" in der sich nach 1848 formierenden Reaktion. Besondere Bedeutung hat Ludwig Büchner für die Geistesgeschichte des Nahen Ostens, da dort der Darwinismus wie auch der Materialismus durch die französischen Übersetzungen seiner Werke bekannt wurde. Stark von ihm beeinflusst waren zum Beispiel der kurdischsstämmige osmanische Publizist Abdullah Cevdet und Schibli- Schumayyil, ein in Ägypten wirkender, aus Syrien stammender Autor christlicher Herkunft." (Wikipedia)

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        Memoirs Of Sir Robert Strange, Knt., Engraver, Member of Several Foreign Academies of Design; and of His Brother-In-Law Andrew Lumisden, Private Secretary to the Stuart Princes. [Volumes I and II]

      Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 39 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1855. Two Volumes. London 1855.. Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 39 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1855. Two Volumes. London 1855. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original blue cloth covers with tiny black floral design, gilt title and author lettering to the spines. 8vo. 8&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39;. Contains [xii] 313 [24]; [viii] 333 [ii] printed pages of text with a total of 4 monochrome illustrations. New end leaves, chipping of the cloth across the spine ends, slight spine slant, rubbing to the edges of the boards, text block clean. Dennistoun also wrote a Letter on the Scotish [sic] Reform Bill by a Conservative, 1832; and Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, illustrating the Arms, Arts, and Literature of Italy from 1440 to 1630, 3 vols. 1851. To the Quarterly Review, December 1846, pp. 141 - 67, he furnished an article on The Stuart&#39;s in Italy, and to the Edinburgh Review, October 1854, pp. 461 - 490, a review of John Hill Burton&#39;s History of Scotland. He gave evidence before the committee of the House of Commons on the National Gallery in 1853, and sent an analysis of the report of the committee to the Edinburgh Review, April 1854. Extremely rare set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Slawische Philosophie, enthaltend die Grundzüge aller Natur- und Moralwissenschaften, nebst einem Anhang:. Ueber die Willensfreiheit und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele.

      Prag, in Commission in Friedrich Ehrlich's Buchhandlung, 1855.. XII, 564 S. Mit 5 gefalt. lithograph. Taf. (davon 3 kolor.). Spät. HLn. mit RSch.. Erste Ausgabe des anonym erschienenen Werkes. - Aus dem Inhalt: Elektrologie. Ueber die Schöpfung des Kosmos. Ueber die Erzeugung der Himmelskörper. Ueber die durch die systatische Genese erzeugten organischen Körper. Ueber die Schöpfung des Mikrokosmos u. die Bildung der Sprache. Ueber die Wissenschaften, welche über die Wirkungen der Genesen handeln (Physik, Meteorologie, Chemie). Ueber das astronomische Leben der Himmelskörper. Ueber die Physiologie der Pflanzen u. Thiere. Ueber Pädagogik, Logik, Poesie. - Der "bulgarische Leibniz" Petar Beron (1799-1871) studierte 1825-1831 in Heidelberg u. München Philosophie u. Medizin, war auch als Kaufmann tätig u. gelangte durch Handel in kurzer Zeit zu Wohlstand, widmete sich dann aber der Wissenschaft. Längere Zeit hielt er sich in Paris auf u. reiste häufig nach London, Berlin, Wien, Prag und Athen. Beron veröffentlichte mehr als 20 Werke auf dem Gebiet der Philosophie, Physik, Astronomie, Mathematik und Chemie in deutscher, französischer, griechischer und lateinischer Sprache. 1824 verfaßte er das erste bulgarische Schulbuch (Riben bukvar - Fischfibel), das zu einem Volksbuch wurde u. durch die Einführung der Bell-Lancasterschen Lehrmethode den Elementarunterricht in den bulgarischen Schulen modernisierte (Kyrill Haralampieff, Bulgarische Studenten in München). - Rücken verblaßt, vord Vors. mit kurzem hinterlegten Randeinriß, vereinz. l. braunfleckig.

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        Faith in God and Modern Atheism Compared

      London - Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1855. London - Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this work comparing atheism and faith by James Buchanan. With publisher&#39;s catalogue to the rear. From the private library of Emeritus Professor David Palin of the University of Manchester (bookplate and signature to front pastedowns). Complete in two volumes. Condition: In contemporary cloth bindings. Externally, a little worn, with some rubbing and slight loss to the backstrips. Splitting to the cloth on the joints. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink signatures to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting. Overall; GOOD ONLY..

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        DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA, Nueva edición ilustrada con láminas de colores aparte del texto.

      - Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico de F. de P. Mellado, 1855-1856, 16x23, 2 tomos: 1 hoja, 508 páginas. 1 hoja. 24 láminas. 2 hojas, 563 páginas. 24 láminas. Las láminas dibujadas por Nanteuil son litografiadas en colores por Martínez. Manchita de tinta en margen blanco de una hoja. Encuadrnado en holandesa de época con la lomera en piel, falto de trozo de piel en lomera superior de un tomo y superior e inferior del otro. "Es, tal vez, el primer ilustrador extranjero del Quijote, que ha podido leerlo y saborearlo en su idioma original, e imaginarlo además en su propia tierra. De ahí el hondo españolismo de su ilustración" (Juan Givanel). (55209).

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        Original and Select Poems, for Young People

      London - Darton and Clark, 1855. London - Darton and Clark, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceVictorian collection ofchildren&#39;s poetry by Addison, Cowper, Shakespear, Southey,Wordsworth and others. The titlepage has a copperplate ink signature dated 1856. Dated from WorldCat. Condition: In a half cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, bumped and rubbed, with wear to the corners. The front hinge is strained, with the rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, withintermittent foxing and ink marks,and occasional dampstaining, sometimes affecting the text. There are a number of previous repairs. A number of poems have marginal copperplate ink and pencil annotation. A charming item. Overall: GOOD..

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        THE HOLY LAND Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. After Lithographs by Louis Hague from Drawings Made On The Spot. Wth Historical Description by The Revd, George Croly, LL.D

      Day & Son 1855-56, 185556. Day & Son 1855-56, 185556. Octavo edition. Six volumes, bound in three in contemporary full red morocco, with gilt filleted border to borders and raised bands to spine with elaborate scrolls and arabesques to sections. Family crest to upper covers, gilt edges and dentelles to turn-ins. Page edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Duncan Robert Mackintosh to front endpapers. A near fine set, with an invisible superficial repair to the base of the rear joint of the third volume, but the bindings bright and attractive. Internally very clean with a little foxing to the reverse of the plates. A handsome set of a landmark of travel literature. Two hundred and fifty tinted &#39;lithographed&#39; plates (in fact reproduced photographically), some such as "Simoom in the Desert" and "Interview with Mehemet Ali" in full colour. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838&#150;39 produced 272 sketches, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of entire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, which was originally published by subscription, 1842&#150;9. "Robert&#39;s Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel).

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        The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1855. London - The Religious Tract Society, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustrated Victorian devotional work for families. First Edition. Featuring an illustrated titlepage. Contains numerous illustrations in the text. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, rubbed with some splitting to the cloth of the spine. Hinges weak. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Ink inscription to front free endpaper reading: &#39;George P. Moore, from his affectionate Mamma&#39;, dated 1856. Tear to the lower margin of p. 817. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Hood&#39;s Own

      London - Edward Moxon, 1855. London - Edward Moxon, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of pieces from Hood&#39;s Comic Annual. With frontispiece portrait. The series of the Comic Annual, dating from 1830, was a kind of publication at that time popular, which Hood undertook and continued, almost unassisted, for several years. Under that somewhat frivolous title he treated all the leading events of the day in caricature, without personal malice, and with an under-current of sympathy. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and the occasional mark. One hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with some tidemarks to the first few pages, including frontispiece. Overall: GOOD..

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        Vue generale de l'extraction, prise de Ludwigsberg. Zinkerzbergbau in Wiesloch, mit Blick auf die Stadt und die Umgebung.

      . . Schefold 35360. Orig.-Farblithographie von A. Maugendre aus dem Jahr 1855, erschienen bei Auguste Bry, Paris. Blattgröße 33,5 x 48,5 cm. Linke obere Ecke mit winziger Fehlstelle, unterer Rand mit zwei kleinen Fehlstellen, oben mittig mit alten Montageresten, einige kleine Braunfleckchen, jedoch alles außerhalb der Darstellung. Die Darstellung selbst absolut sauber und in schönem Kolorit. Gutes Exemplar dieser schönen und seltenen Ansicht.

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        Echoes of the War

      London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A copy of &#39;Echoes of the War and Other Poems&#39; by Henry Sewell Stokes. Includes a bookplate to the front pastedown the private library of one &#39;John Davies Enys&#39; and a binders stamp from &#39;Joseph Pollard Bookseller and Publisher&#39;. First Edition. Condition: In a gilt and blind stamped cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and wear to the top andtail of the spine and corners of theboards. Some institutional ink inscriptions have been left to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with just the odd spot to the first and last pages only. Includes an institutional ink stamp to the front free-endpaper. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        The Old Court SuburbMemorials Of Kensington, Regal, Critical and AnecdotalIn Two Volumes

      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1855. London - Hurst and Blackett, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fascinating piece of topography exploring all aspects of Kensington&#39;s landmarks,church&#39;s, school&#39;s and galleries. First edition. With illustrated title page. The Old Court Suburb: Or, Memorials Of Kensington, Regal, Critical, And Anecdotal was Hunt&#39;s last published work before his death in 1859. Leighton Son and Hodge booksellers label to the rear pastedown of volume one. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In embellished cloth bindings with gilt design to the spines. Externally, sound with light marks and bumping. Slight fading and shelfwear to the spines. Front hinge to volume one is slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Volume one has some marginal tide marks to publishers advertisements. Overall: GOOD..

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