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        THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA. After Lithographs bLouis Haghe.6 Vols. in 3

      Day and Son, London 1855 - Complete with 250 lithographed plates. First original 4to edition. Binding: 3/4 red morrocco with corners, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, upper edge gilt. Some foxing throughout mostly on verso of plates. A VERY GOOD WELL-BOUND AND ATTRACTIVE SET. (registered airmail postage worldwide incl.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M.POLLAK ANTIQUARIAT Est.1899, ABA, ILAB]
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        Key to the Science of Theology: Designed As an Introduction to the First Principles of Spiritual Philosophy; Religion, Law and Government; As Delivered by the Ancients, and As Restored in This Age, for the Final Development of Universal Peace.

      F. D. Richards, Liverpool/ London 1855 - 12mo hardcover in original blind-stamped cloth, very tight binding, pages are clean and unfoxed, the spine is rebacked, with new endpapers, edges of first few sheets brittle, else a solid and very good copy. This is the seminal printing of the Church of Latter Day Saints doctrine by Pratt who after meeting Joseph Smith in 1830 continued with the church to Missouri and then onto Utah. He is considered to be the father of Mormon pamphleteering. Scarce; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 173pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Panorama von Berlin vom Kreuzberg aus aufgenommen".

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 13,2 x 50,5. Kiewitz 562; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 7. - Dek. Panorama von Berlin, links das Denkmal auf dem Kreuzberg.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV by Sir John Froissart translated from the French Editions with variations and additions of many celebrated MSS by Thomas Johnes to which are prefixed A Life of the Author, An Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on His History

      Henry G Bohn, London, 1855. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). .. Two complete ex college library volumes in hessian binding with red gilt titled label to spine. Boards of both volumes worn and rubbed but still very secure. Book plate on front paste downs. Both volumes all edges gilt. Vol I - xlvii, 768 pp, 2 illuminated title pages, 33 brightly coloured CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS and 65 text cuts. Vol II - xiv, 733 pp, illuminated title page, 39 brightly coloured CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS and 51 text cuts. Some very light tanning to contents with slightly heavier foxing affecting about 20 pages of vol II otherwise it is very light and sporadic. There is some faint offsetting onto plate guards and some light thumb marks but overall the copies are in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Europe; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 14688..

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        The Ingoldsby Legends

      London: Richard Bentley, 1855. - In an Elegant, Beautifully Wrought Pictorial Binding[BAYNTUN OF BATH, binders]. INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseudonym of Richard Harris Barham). The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth and Marvels. The Three Series. London: Richard Bentley, 1855. Tenth edition. Three octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in; 193 x 121 mm). xii, 338, [2]; iv, 288; vi, [2], 364 pp. Twenty engraved plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech, including frontispieces.Uniformly bound c. 1925 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed to front turn-in) in full crushed blue morocco with a multi-colored pictorial onlay vignette to each upper cover, the vignette within an enchanting arabesque-bordered frame with extensive gilt dots as background. Wide turn-ins with triple fillets. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt ornamented raised bands. Gilt framed and ornamented compartments. All edges gilt. Pink marbled endpapers. A fine set, handsomely bound.The exquisite multi-color leather inlays on the front cover of each volume depict as follows:First Series: The Great Lord Cardinal. From the Jackdaw of Rheims (opposite page 221)"Then the great Lord Cardinal call'd for his book,And off that terrible curse he took; The mute expression Served in lieu of confession,And, being thus coupled with full restitution,The Jackdaw got plenary absolution."Second Series: Shylock. From The Merchant of Venice (opposite page 45)"I believe there are fewBut have heard of a Jew,Named Shylock, of Venice, as arrant a "Screw"In money transactions, as ever you knew;An exorbitant miser, who never yet lentA Ducat at less than three hundred per cent."Third Series: Sir Christopher Hatton. From The House-Warming, A Legend of Bleeding-Heart Yard (opposite page 292)"The fact is, Sir Christopher, early in life,As all bachelors should do, had taken a wife,A Fanshawe by family, ---one of a houseWell descended, but boasting less "nobles" than nous "George Bayntun [1873-1940] served an apprenticeship with the Taylor family, before starting his own bookbinding business in 1894. He took on London binders to raise the standard of craftsmanship and soon moved into larger premises on Walcot Street. It was recognized that 'He has brought intelligence into play as well as high craftsmanship." In 1939 the Bayntun and Rivière & Son binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street (Bath), in which the business still exists today."George Bayntun adhered to traditional book binding techniques: 'We work in the old way. Machine binding? Ah yes.but not for us.' He had an especially good relationship with many pre-eminent American dealers, and Arthur Brenanto, Maurice Inman, Nat Ladden and Dr Rosenbach hosted a lunch in his honour on a visit to New York in 1936."George Bayntun died at the age of 67 in 1940, having built a world famous business. George Bayntun's last years were crowned by the frequent patronage of Queen Mary, who spent the war years near Bath. She granted the firm the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950" (Wiki).Richard Barham's famous series of often-macabre (and often non-politically-correct!) parodies of myths, legends and ghost stories, many in verse - illustrated with plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech. These pieces began appearing in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 (at about the time Oliver Twist was appearing there), and were immensely popular with that journal's readers -- so much so that they were subsequently collected in these three separately-published volumes. Though Barham's work is largely forgotten today, we do have several hold-overs from it - such as the tale from which Walt Disney devised "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and the earliest published version of the children's poem about the dog "Bingo" and Bingo was his name-O".

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Thematisches Verzeichniss der Werke, Bearbeitungen und Transcriptionen. Neue vervollständigte Ausgabe. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel (1877). Kl. 4°. IV, 162 S. mit zahlr. gest. Notenbeispielen, OHlwd.

      - MGG VIII, 973.- Zweite u. letzte Ausgabe (erstmals 1855 erschienen), selten.- Durch versch. Register erschlossen, Buchblock gelockert, Ebd. tls. stärker berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        "Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom "K. Seminar".

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei J. Bartels in Urach, um 1855, 39 x 49 cm.. Schefold 10364; Henning-Maier S. 155, Abb. Nr. 53. - Variante mit Tonplatte. Mit Lichtrand vom Passepartoutausschnitt; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Hitopadésa ou L'Instruction Utile. Recueil d'Apologues et de Contes.

      Chez P. Jannet 1855 - Traduit du sanscrit avec des notes historiques et littéraires, et un appendice contenant l'indication des sources et des imitations, par M. Edouard Lancereau, Membre de la Société Asiatique, exemplaire sur papier de chine, 1 vol. in-16 reliure plein maroquin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, toutes tranches dorées, double filet dorés sur coupes, chasses richement ornées, reliure signée de Hardy, de la Bibliothèque Elzévirienne, Chez P. Jannet, Paris, 1855, 3 ff. blancs, XI-288 pp. Rare et bel exemplaire sur papier de chine de l'édition originale de la traduction de ce recueil d'apologues hindous, parfaitement établi dans une belle reliure de plein maroquin vert par Hardy. L'ouvrage se développe en quatre chapitres : Mitralâbha ou l'Acquisition des Amis, Souhridbhéda ou la Désunion des amis, Vigraha ou la Guerre et enfin Sandhi ou la Paix ; chacun d'eux propose une succession de fables indiennes et d'apologues. Vicaire, I, 652 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Etudes de Médecine Homoeopathique. Première et deuxième séries (complet).

      P., Chez J.-B. Baillière, 1855, 2 vol. in-8 (223 x 140) brochés, couvertures imprimées, de (1) f. (catalogue de l'éditeur) - (4) ff. (faux-titre, titre, avertissement et table) - 632 pp. ; VI - 516 pp. Dos légèrement insolés, rares rousseurs (concentrées sur quelques cahiers), exemplaire en très grande partie non coupé, rare dans cet état. - Edition originale pour la première série. Il s'agit de l'édition en 2 séries de divers opuscules de Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), père de la médecine homéopathique, dont une grande partie est présentée ici pour la première fois en français (une première édition était parue chez le même éditeur en 1850, beaucoup moins complète, elle correspond à la 2ème série de cette édition uniquement). 1ère série : Traité des maladies vénériennes - Esprit de la doctrine homoeopathique - La médecine de l'expérience - L'observateur en médecine - Esculape dans la balance - Lettre à un médecin de haut rang sur l'urgence d'une réforme en médecine - Valeur des systèmes en médecine considérés surtout eu égard à la pratique qui en découle - Conseils à un aspirant au doctorat - L'allopathie, un mot d'avertissement à toutes les classes - Réflexions sur les trois méthodes accréditées de traiter les maladies - Obstacles à la certitude et à la simplicité de la médecine pratique - Examen des sources de la matière médicale ordinaire - Des formules en médecine - Des faibles doses des médicaments - Répétition d'un médicament homoeopathique - Examen des traitements homoeopathiques - La Belladone préservatif de la scarlatine - Des effets du café. 2ème série : Du choix d'un médecin - Essai sur un nouveau principe pour découvrir les vertus curatives des substances médicinales - Antidotes de quelques substances végétales héroïques - Des fièvres continues et rémittentes - Des maladies périodiques à type hebdomadaire - De la préparation et de la dispensation des substances médicales par les médecins homoeopathes - Dissertation historique et médicale sur l'Ellébor et l'Elléborine - Un cas de folie - Une chambre d'enfants - Traitement du Choléra - De la satisfaction des sens - Une alliance est-elle possible entre l'homoeopathie et l'Allopathie - Lettres et discours - Etudes cliniques, par le Professeur Hartung, recueil de 166 observations, fruit de 25 ans d'une grande pratique. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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      Pogliani,, Milano, 1855 - in folio gr. (mm. 460x300), pp. 46, (2), leg. cartone edit. con stemma della famiglia inc. al piatto ant. Con 6 belle gr. tavv. litogr. dis. da P. Borsa dalla litografia Corbetta di Milano. Con albero genealogico della famiglia. Rara opera sulla famiglia mantovana dal 1280 alla prima metà dell'Ottocento. [025]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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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]

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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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      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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      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]

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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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      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]

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      Chapman and Hall, London 1855 - Two vols. octavo: pp. iv, 260; iv, 241, [i], collates complete, but bound without ads leaf at the end of vol. 2. A charming set bound in full red morocco with gilt detailing. Set Very Good due to tender hinges, darkened spines and a bit of offsetting on the title page to vol. 2. Despite a lackluster reception, this collection became one of the author's best known works and a lasting contribution to Victorian poetry. Additional images available upon request. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

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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.

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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]

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        Perrault's Fairy Tales] LES CONTES DE PERRAULT. Précédés d'une préface par J.T. De Saint Germain.

      Théodore Lefèvre, s.d. (c. 1855)., Paris - One Of only 10 Copies On Vergé With Two States Of The Engravings. Extremely Rare. Quarto. Contemporary Half Morocco, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. An extremely nice copy with minor faults. 12 plates in 2 states; the original set of illustrations but with an added definitive set of engravings by Lefrancq after Desandré on Chine. Only 1 other copy has surfaced in the last 30 years & it's uncertain if it included the engravings. Grand in-8. 2 ff.n. c h., xviii pp. et 119 Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste, tête dorée (Reliure d'époque). Cachet de bibliothèque à froid sur un feuillet, cachet gratté sur le titre et cachet humide sur deux tranches. Quelques rousseurs. Edition très rare illustrée de 12 bois hors-texte avec encadrement gravé par Lefrancq d'après Desandré et également de vignettes dans le texte. Un des 10 ex. num. sur papier vergé contenant les hors-texte en deux états (épreuve avant la lettre tirée sur Chine collé et état définitif). Edition très rare mentionnée ni par Vicaire ni par Carteret et citée seulemant dans le catalogue Gumuchian (Les livres de l'Enface. no. 4446). L'exemplaire Gumuchian était également un des 10 ex. sur vergé mais ne semblait pas contenir de gravures. Cette édition est qualifiée par Gumuchian de "recherchée" et peu commune". Exemplaire de bibliothèque d'un livre rare. Not in NUC or The British Museum Catalogue. Charles Perrault [1628 – 1703] laid the foundation for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, & whose best known tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté (Puss in Boots), Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre (Cinderella), La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard), Le Petit Poucet (Hop o' My Thumb), Les Fées (Diamonds and Toads), La Marquise de Salusses ou la Patience de Griselidis (Patient Griselda), Les Souhaits ridicules (The Ridiculous Wishes), Peau d'Âne (Donkeyskin) and Riquet à la houppe (Riquet with the Tuft). Perrault's stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. In 1669 Perrault advised Louis XIV to include thirty-nine fountains each representing one of the fables of Aesop in the labyrinth of Versailles in the gardens of Versailles. The work was carried out between 1672 and 1677. Water jets spurting from the animals mouths were conceived to give the impression of speech between the creatures. There was a plaque with a caption and a quatrain written by the poet Isaac de Benserade next to each fountain. Perrault produced the guidebook for the labyrinth, Labyrinte de Versailles, printed at the royal press, Paris, in 1677, and illustrated by Sebastien le Clerc A lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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]

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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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      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: 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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      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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