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        Geschichte des Marktes Murnau in Oberbayern.

      Murnau, Selbstverlag, 1855.. 20,5 x 13,5 cm. VIII, 191 S. Mit 3 getönten lithographierten Tafeln und 1 gefalt. lithographierten Karte. Pp. d. Zt. mit Rsch.. Lentner 9020; Pfister 4201. - Die Tafeln zeigen eine Gesamtansicht von Murnau gegen Norden, das Schloß von Murnau und die Insel Wörth. Die Karte zeigt die Umgebung mit Staffel-, Kochel- und Walchensee. - Einband leicht gerieben, vorderes Gelenk oben aufgeplatzt. Mit Exlibris, durchgehend stockfleckig, mit wenigen Anstreichungen, ohne den Anhang.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        the Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque: A Poem

      sp; - London - Nattali and Bond9.5 by 6; (iii)276pp., 1855. sp; - London - Nattali and Bond9.5 by 6; (iii)276pp., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare early edition of this famous comic poem, illustrated with plentiful colour plates. William Coombe was a writer of much miscellany, celebrated for his 'inexhaustible stock of anecdote. ' A schoolmate of the notorious William Beckford and 'wicked' Lord Lyttleton, he is famousfor a series of witty, rapscallion letters to newspapers purporting to have been penned by the latter. 'Dr. Syntax' isa charicature concocted by Coombe and engraver Donald Rowlandson; a rural minister and schoolmaster, and an unknowingly hapless blend of 'Don Quixote and Parson Adams. ' Tipped into ridiculous and socially-awkwardsituatuations by his creators, Dr. Syntax gained immediate popularity, and remains entertaining to this day. This edition appears to be a rebinding of the first volume ofNattali and Bond's 1857 three-volume edition of the 'Dr. Syntax' poems; though it stands quite handsomely on its own!Illustrated with comedic charicatures in the form of29 colour plates and 2 monochrome frontispiece platesOne of three volumes. Condition: Externally, rebound in half-calf using old label. Sound with some wear. Nice marbled boards. Wear to all extremities and some rubbing to boards. Internally, very firmly bound. Hinges strained. Some spotting throughout. Ink inscription to frontpaper 'J. A. B. 1857 - 978. ' Letter written on blank preliminary in ink. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Narrative of the Cruise of the Yacht Maria Among the Feroe Islands in 1854

      London, 1855. London, 1855. Color lithos, one folding. 4to. 89 pp. First edition of a rare and handsome book, containing descriptions and colored views of the Feroe Islands, and an account of a whale hunt in Westmannhavens Bay, with a folding colored lithograph depicting the action. Jenkins p. 104. Toy 927. Spine laid down, else a very nice copy bound in original cloth with portrait of the yacht in gold on the front board.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        TA., Nikolaikirche und Alter Markt, "Die Nicolai - Kirche in Potsdam".

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Haun ( Druck Delius v. Hölzer ) b. Otto Janke in Berlin, um 1855, 36 x 46,5. Seltenes, zugleich prachtvolles Blatt. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 100 und Abb. Tafel 43; nicht bei Giersberg /Schendel. - Drescher/Kroll: "Der Blick aus dem Palais Barberini umfaßt den alten Markt zwischen Stadtschloß und Rathaus. Zustand der Kirche mit Glockentürmchen nach Vollendung der Tambourkuppel 1849". Rechts das alte Rathaus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Moredun:

      London - Sampson Low and Son, 1855. London - Sampson Low and Son, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by Sir Walter Scott. Complete in three volumes. With a facsimile letter in Walter Scott's hand to frontispiece of volume I, detached but present. Eleven pages of publisher's catalogue to rear of volume III. The half title of volume I is missing, as are the half title and title page of volume III. With a label to each front pastedown: 'The Grange Library. George W. Hills, 2 Emily Place, Causewayside, Edinburgh'. Condition: In quarter morroco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with marks to boards, slight shelfwear and slight loss to leather at head of volume III. Internally, frontis of volume I detached but present. The half title of volume I is missing, as are the half title and title page of volume III. Otherwise, firmly bound. Slight damage to front pastedown of volume II. Generally bright but with light spots and marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        TA., Dom, Ansicht v. der Maximilianstr., "Der Kaiser-Dom zu Speyer. Westliche Ansicht nach dem in der Ausführung begriffenen Restaurations-Plane ..".

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Engesser, um 1855, 45 x 41 (H). Prächtiges Blatt. Am rechten Rand ein restaurierter Einriß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TA., Aufsicht m. Wernerkapelle.

      . Farblithographie v. Buhl n. Becker, um 1855, 27 x 34,5.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TA., Nicolaikirche und Rathaus ( Zustand vor 1843 ).

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Blick auf den alten Markt. mit Nikolaikirche, Rathaus und Obelisk. Die Nikolaikirche noch ohne die Kuppel, die erst ab 1843 durch Persius ( Tod 12.7.1845 ), danach durch Stüler im Jahr 1848 vollendet wurde.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        History of the Reign of Philip the Second King of Spain

      59 - London - Richard Bentley, Routledge Warnes and Routledge, 1855. 59 - London - Richard Bentley, Routledge Warnes and Routledge, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A set of biographical works, of which two are first editions,exploring the life and reign of King Philip the second. Each volume features a frontispiece and portrait plates, with volume one including a facsimile. Prescott is widely recognised by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. He became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In halfred morocco bindings with cloth boards. Externally, smart with only light marks to the boards and rubbing to the spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound with bright pages. Some offsetting and light spotting to the first and last pages. Armorial bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE GAME OF THE CHESS

      London: John Russell Smith, 1855.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Zinkhütte; im Vgr. Eisenbahn ('Anonyme Gesellschaft der Zink Gruben & Giessereien von "La Vielle Montagne", Borbeck's Hütte').

      . Farblithographie v. Canelle aus Belique Industrielle, um 1855, 30,5 x 45,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Bechthold S. 42 (Hier mit Nr. 174). - Zeigt die Zinkhütte in Essen-Borbeck. - Im Vgr. rechts Eisenbahn.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Poems

      London - Edward Moxon, 1855. London - Edward Moxon, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart collection of poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Including Locksley Hall, Eleanore, The Lotos-Eaters and many more. Bookplate of William Campbell to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative morocco binding. Externally smart, though with some rubbing to the extremities and a few marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some slight dampstaining to the first few pages and the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        "Königl. Landhaus Rosenstein mit der Neckarbrücke und Tunnelmündung". Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund große Dampflok.

      . Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger nach C. Leins, gedruckt von G. Küstner, um 1855, 23 x 35 cm.. Schefold 8686; Henning/Maier, S. 154. - Die seltene Ansicht in einem schönen, sauberen Exemplar. Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        THE VOLUNTEER: CONTAINING EXERCISES AND MOVEMENTS OF INFANTRY, LIGHT INFANTRY, RIFLEMEN AND CAVALRY, COMPILED FROM THE MOST APPROVED WORKS, AND DEDICATED TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF CALIFORNIA

      Sacramento, CA: B.b. Redding, State Printer, 1855.. Sacramento, CA:: B.b. Redding, State Printer,, 1855.. 1st. Hardcover. 12mo. vii, 268pp. On verso of title page is an illustration of a musket with description. Publisher's light green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some staining to binding; small tear to rfep at hinge; some foxing and dampstaining; still a solid, tight copy of a scarce pre-civill war California military manual and early Sacramento imprint. ... a system of Tactics which would afford the means of obtaining and imparting with facility the most thorough and practical Elementary Instruction possible for the soldier connected with either arm of the service, and thus to remedy one of the greatest defects of the Militia System of our whole country." - Preface. Sections include 'Recommendations,' 'School of the Soldier,' School of the Company,' Manual of Arms for Sergeants,' Manual of the Sword or Saber, for Officers,' Rifle and Light Infantry,' Cavalry,' Artillery' and 'Appendix.' (Greenwood 572, not in Cowan, Eberstadt, Graff, Streeter, Sabin ). All domestic orders are fully trackable - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        La Mare au Diable

      London - Librarie de L. Hachette et Cie., 1855. London - Librarie de L. Hachette et Cie., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of La Mare au Diable by the French novelist and memoirist,Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1 July 1804 8 June 1876), better known by her psudenym Georges Sand. Sand was a romantically experience and rebellious woman with illegitimate family links to Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and an exceptionallymodern view of women's equality for the time. This book is one of the collection of novelsSand wrote while drawing experiences from her childhoodmemories of the countryside. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth boards. Externally, rubbed andslightly worn to the spine and joints. Internally, age toned with some ratherlightfoxing throughout. Includesan institutional ink stamp from the 'Ministere de L'Interieur' to the half title. Overall Condition: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

      Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Third octavo edition; considered by some to be the best of the octavo editions for the superiority of its hand coloring; three volumes; publisher?s red pebble-grained morocco; all edges gilt; thick, beveled boards; raised bands; elaborate gilt decoration on the boards and the spine; in superb condition. Most of the illustrations are by artist Charles Bird King, many of whose original oil paintings were destroyed in a 1865 fire at the Smithsonian.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Six Original Watercolour Views of Bombay Harbour and the Konkan Coast].

      1855 - [1855]. Six watercolours on watermarked laid paper. Four watercolours ca. 11 to 14 x36,5 cm (4 ½ to 5 ½ x 14 ¼ in), one watercolour ca. 17,5x 25 cm (6 ¾ x 10 in), and a large sepia watercolour ca. 25,5x36 cm (10 x 14 ¼ in). One watercolour captioned in ink, one captioned and dated in pencil; one - with additional watercolour sketch on verso. Recently matted. A very good collection. Six atmospheric watercolours of Bombay harbour and the surrounding Konkan coast, drawn by an officer of the Indian Navy George N.P. Mason. He served in the Bombay Presidency for over twenty years, starting as a midshipman in 1842 and retiring at the rank of Commander in the early 1860s. The "East India Register and Army List for 1854" reported of Mason as a midshipman on a steam packet vessel Feerooz (8 guns, launched in Bombay in 1846); and in 1858 he was already listed as a Lieutenant-Commander of a schooner Georgiana (launched 1855), tender to sloop Clive, Persian Gulf (Colburn's United Service Magazine for 1858, p. 802). The watercolours apparently created during Mason's service as a midshipman on Feerooz include four panoramic views and a large black sepia watercolour of Bombay harbour and the coast, with native sail boats at sea and distant mountainous shoreline in the background. There is also a colourful view of the Funnel Hill (Karnala Fort) - a 13th-century Indian coastal fortification, in possession of the British East India Company since 1818. Dated 23 April 1855, the watercolour was drawn at "3 p.m., after a very rainy morning". "For rounding the Prong and entering the harbour, a good mark in clean weather is the Funnel Hill, remarkable by a rock on it resembling a chimney, and is situated behind Caranja Island, about 18 miles eastward from Bombay Castle" (Bombay Harbour and the circumjacent land, with sailing directions// India Directory, or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies. Vol. 1. London, 1826, p. 342).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      - London - Chapman and Hall, 1855. - London - Chapman and Hall, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of Dickens's first novel presenting a series of loosely related adventures befalling awonderful collection of archetypalDickensian characters. With a frontispiece, illustrated title, and around forty further plates featuring illustrations by Robert Seymour and Phiz. During the serial publication of the Pickwick Papers, it is interesting to note the number divisions and dates. The first two numbers featured four illustrations by Robert Seymour and 24 pages of text. Seymour killed himself and was replaced by R. W. Buss for the third number; the format was changed to feature two illustrations and 32 pages of text per issue. Buss didn't work out as an illustrator and was replaced by H. K. Phiz Browne for the fourth issue. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally very good with just a little shelfwear. The rear hinge is slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Beautifully bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, Booksellers and Publishers to the Queen, 1855. Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, Booksellers and Publishers to the Queen, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field isan epic poem by Walter Scott about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. This edition is illustrated by eighty engravings on wood from drawings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert including a vignette half title. First published in 1808. Although it did not find favour with contemporary critics, the public enthusiasm for Scott's work was undimmed and the poem remained popular for over a century. Leighton, Son and Hodge binder's label to rear pastedown. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to title page. Condition: In decorative cloth binding by Leighton, Son and Hodge. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and odd marks. Front joint strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound although strained in places. Generally bright and clean throughout but with foxing to frontispiece and half title and the very odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Botanischer Garten Hamburg. Kolorierter Doppeltondruck um 1857.

      . Bildgröße: 15 x 22,3 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Der Blick geht hier Richtung Osten, im Bildhintergrund derr Kirchturm der St. Georgskirche, rechterhand sind noch die Flügel der Mühle an der Lombardsbrücke sichtbar hinter der 1855 im Volksmund so genannten *umgestürzten Kommode*. Im Bildvordergrund 3 Frauen und ein Mädchen vor dem Teich. Das Blatt mit floraler Umrahmung, alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 46 x 43 cm ) ( ungeöffnet ). Das Passpartout gering fleckig, gering lichtrandig - ansonsten guter Zustand. ( im Werkverzeichnis von Fred Salomon unter der Nummer 53a FH verzeichnet ( wenn auch mit geringfügig abweichenden Maßangaben ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Die malerische und romantische Rhein-Pfalz, dargestellt in Original-Ansichten in Stahlstich von Deutschlands bedeutesten Künstlern. Historisch-topographisch beschrieben von Franz Weiß. Nach dessen Tode neu herausgegeben v. W. Kuby,

      Neustadt a.d. Haardt, A. H. Gottschick, o. J. um 1855.. Dritte vielfach vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Mit 62 Stahlstichtafeln und einem allegorischem Titelblatt in Stahlstich, VIII, 288 Seiten, 8°, rotes O Ln mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenprägung. ordentliches Exemplar mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Mit 2 zusätzlichen Stahlstichen aus dem Inneren des Speyrer Domes

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1855. Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Sir Walter Scott's biography of Napoleon. With illustrated half-title. Written near the end of Scott's life, this was first published in 1827. Scott presents a dispassionate, unpartisan view of Napoleon, paying tribute to his military genius and administrative skill and underlining his legacy to France in the form of a national system of education, greatly improved communications, and the Code Napolon. Refusing to paint him as the bloodthirsty despot presented by many a fellow Tory, Scott notes his mild and humane temperament and genuine love of his country. The seeds of his downfall lie in his progressive self-identification with the French people and in his vision of himself as the man on whom the nation's destiny rested. His life ultimately becomes a tale of hubris, where overweaning ambition and self-blinding egotism lead to defeat in the Russian snows. (WS)Condition: Ina full morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externallygenerally smart,though with a few marks and some light rubbing. Corners are slightly bumped. Internally firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper dated 1856. Pages are bright and mainy clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Meine Reise im Orient. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Weber, 1855.. 8°. IX, 415, VII, 341 SS., 1 Bl. Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. Ibrahim/Hilmy II, 366. Erste Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung einer 1854-55 unternommenen Reise durch Marokko, Algerien, Tunis, Ägypten nilaufwärts bis zum ersten Katarakt, Jerusalem, Palästina, Syrien, Kleinasien, die Türkei (besonders Konstantinopel) und Griechenland. Mit einem Anhang: "Die Türkei in staatswirthschaftlicher Beziehung". - Gut erhalten, nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig, meist jedoch sauber. Der Einband unter Verwendung des alten Rückenschildes sehr geschickt und stilvoll am Rücken mit passendem Leinen erneuert.

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        SAKOONTALA; OR THE LOST RING. AN INDIAN DRAMA Translated . From the Sanskrit of Kalidasa

      Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855. Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855. A fine exhibition binding by Zaehnsdorf (with their exhibition stamp to the rear endpaper) with excellent provenance - see below; pp. xxviii, 227, [1], 24, [2]. Highly decorated with colour and gilt printing throughout, 16 colour-printed plates. Crushed brown morocco, with the boards tooled in gilt with an Indian influence, four large corner pieces with a central oval boss, the spine decorated in gilt and with five wide raised bands; double fillet edge-rolls; wide turn-in extravagently decorated in a repeating floral pattern; orange silk doublures with "Bound by Zaensdorf"stamped to the front. All edges gilt. Binding very good with slight rubbing to extremities; contents good and tight, some pages with a little foxing but mostly light, a few pages more pronounced. A fine book in a fine binding. PROVENANCE: With the bookplate of Cynthia Graham (née Duncombe) with the signature of the same dated Christmas 1889 to the front blank. Cynthia Duncombe was one of the daughters of the 1st Earl of Feversham and wife to Sir Richard James Graham, 4th Bt. She was sister to Helen Venetia [Duncombe] Vincent better known as Helen Viscountess D'Aberon, who was described as the most beautiful woman in England - as captured in John Singer Sargent's famous portrait. The Duncombe sisters inhabited a world of grace and elegance and, above all, wealth, and were able to enjoy the finest "trinkets" that the then world could offer. This book was evidently a Christmas present. BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: "The pictorial borders to the illustrations, as well as that round each page, and the other ornaments and decorations, are taken from MSS in the British Museum and the Library of the East India House. They have been designed by Mr T Sulman Jun, and engraved by Mr George Measom." Stephen Austin of Hertford was printer to the East India College, established by the East India Company in 1805 outside Hertford. He began to print and publish oriental books using wood-engraving rather than chromolithography for his lavish decorations, sometimes with four or five colours. This is his most successful work.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Small 4to.

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        Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries

      London - John Murray, 1855. London - John Murray, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of Henry Hallam's survey of European literature. Hallam (9 July 1777 21 January 1859) was an English historian and the father ofthe prematurely deceased Arthur Henry Hallam, about whom Tennyson's 'In Memoriam' was written. In the first chapter of the 'Introduction' Hallam sketches the state of literature in Europe down to the end of the 14th century: the extinction of ancient learning which followed the fall of the Roman empire and the rise of Christianity; the preservation of the Latin language in the services of the church; and the revival of letters after the 7th century. For the first century and a half of his period he is mainly occupied with a review of classical learning, taking short decennial periods and noticing works which they produced. For the period 15201550 there are separate chapters on ancient literature, theology, science, speculative philosophy and jurisprudence, the literature of taste and other miscellaneous literature; and the subdivisions of subjects is carried further in later periods. Thus poetry, the drama and polite literature form the subjects of separate chapters. An author may be mentioned in many chapters: Shakespeare, Grotius, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes appear in half a dozen different places. Fifth edition. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In full cloth bindings. Externally, some shelfwear and slight discolouration to extremities. Some small marks to boards. Hinges of volumes III and IV strained. Internally, firmly bound. Good, clean copies with just some scattered light spotting throughout, most prominently to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        Die Locomotive "Wien - Raab" in der Pariser Industrie-Ausstellung aus der landesbefugten Maschinen-Fabrik der k.k. priv. österr. Staats- (vormals Wien-Raaber) Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft.

      Wien, Gerold, 1855.. 8°. Mit 3 mehrf. gef., lith. Tafeln. 16 SS. Mod. Hln. mit aufgezog. OVorderumschlag (etw. fleckig).. Neuner 476.- Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit den 3 Tafeln selten.- Haswell (geb. 1812 in Lancefield, Großbritannien; gest. 1897 in Wien) ist "als Begründer des österreichischen Lokomotivbaues anzusehen" (Matschoss 107). Er studierte an der Andersonian University in Glasgow und arbeitete mit 22 Jahren im Schiffbau-Büro von William Fairbairn & Co. 1837 entwarf er auf Veranlassung von Matthias Schönerer, der auch bei der Pferdeeisenbahn Budweis-Linz-Gmunden maßgeblich beteiligt war, die Pläne für die Reparaturwerkstätte der Wien-Raaber Bahn (später Lokomotivfabrik der StEG) und wurde 1839, an Seite des Mechanikers Kraft, mit der Ausführung dieser Pläne betraut. Als die Werkstätte fertiggestellt war, übernahm er selbstständig deren Leitung und führte, neben Reparaturarbeiten, sofort auch den Neubau von rollendem Eisenbahnmaterial ein. Die Maschinenfabrik der österr. Staats-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft befand sich hinter dem heutigen Südbahnhof und bestand von 1840 bis 1930.- Ränder rissig u. tls. etw. lappig, einige Einrisse im Text u. bei den Tafeln geklebt, Papier gebräunt.

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        Tytler's Elements of History, Ancient and Modern: To which are added a Table of Chronology, and a Comparative View of Ancient and Modern Geography; with a Continuation to the Peace of 1815

      ONT>, 1855. ONT>, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An ancient to modernhistory, originally written encompassing the Egyptiansto 1815 and first published in 1825, but then revised and extended to 1855. Including a 'Comparative View ofAncient and Modern Geography' and with fold-out maps and'Chronological Table' to rear. A new edition, revised. Edward Nares (26 March 1762- 23 July 1841) was an English historian and theologian, and general writer. John Hill Burton FRSE (22 August 1809- 10 August 1881) was a Scottish advocate, historian and economist. The author of Life and Correspondence of David Hume, he was secretary of the Scottish Prison Board (1854-77), and Historiographer Royal (1867-1881). With previous owner's ink inscription dated 1878 to half title. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and with some fading to spine and marginally to boards, also with slight marks to boards. Front hinge tender. Internally, binding strained in places. Bright but with odd spotting. With further ink inscriptions to front free endpaper. With a closed tear to fold-out map. Overall: GOOD.

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        Definitions

      New York: Daniel Burgess & Co. 1855 - Asa Smith Illustrated plate Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy New York: Daniel Burgess & Co., 1855 Hand-colored wood engraving 16 ½” x 18” framed; professionally framed in a museum quality frame, with hand-painted gold leaf stars, mounted with all archival materials and uv plexiglass. Science and art come together in Asa Smith’s astronomical illustrations in order to engage even the most difficult of audidences: students. Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy became the most popular American pictorial astronomy book of the 19th century, demonstrating the important effect visual stimulus plays. Written by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City, Asa Smith, this work culminates in one of the most historically and artistically important manifestations of astral iconography published in America. Certainly, in addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the astronomical illustrations of Asa Smith comprise one of the most visually effective illustrations of the Universive. Indeed, Smith stated his goal as “to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible.” The charts of the planets and stars are printed predominantly in black, which makes the images as similar as possible to what one would actually see in the night skies, in addition to creating a pleasing asethtic. Originally copyrighted in 1848, numerous editions followed including the 1855 edition prints shown here. Of all the sciences, the history of astronomy is the most resonant with a sense of mystery and intellectual excitement. Asa Smith’s illustrations of the universe succeed in conveying that resonance.

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        The Works of Shakspere

      London - William S. Orr and Co., 1855. London - William S. Orr and Co., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of the worksof William Shakespeare, with a memoir and essay by Barry Cornwall. Illustrated throughout with vignette illustrations by Kenny Meadows. Containing his comedies, tragedies and historical plays. Also containing annotations and introductory remarks on the plays by many distinguished writers. Binder's ink stamp of Knibb Leamington to front pastedown. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally worn, with some rubbing and wear to the heads and tails of the spines. Joints cracked, with front board of volume III held by cords only. Backstrip of volume IIIlifting. Internally, firmly bound. Library label tofront free-endpaper of volume I. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Der Blick in den Spiegel

      . Federzeichnung auf Papier, rückseitig mit weiteren Skizzen, dort ebenfalls mit Nachlass-Stempel, 23,4 x 15,7 cm. Welche Szene der französisch-deutsche Maler Jules Lunteschütz in dieser Zeichnung dargestellt hat, ist nicht klar zu ermitteln. Die nackte Schönheit und der Blick in den Spiegel legen die Vermutung nahe, dass es sich hier um eine Vanitas-Darstellung handelt. Doch das Spiegelbild bleibt dem Betrachter verborgen und ob es sich bei der Person hinter der Frau um den Tod handelt, der für solch eine Darstellung als Attribut notwendig wäre, ist unklar. Möglicherweise handelt es sich auch um die Darstellung der Zauberin Armida aus Torquato Tassos "La Gerusalemme liberata". Sie sollte den christlichen Helden des Kreuzzuges, Rinaldo, im Schlaf töten, doch wie so oft verliebt sie sich in ihn und entführt ihn in ihr Zauberreich. Aber bald schon scheint die Zauberin gelangweilt von ihrem Geliebten gewesen zu sein. Während er sie schmachtend anhimmelt, betrachtet sie sich lieber selbst im Spiegel. Bei Tasso heißt es: "Sie ist zu herrschen stolz, und er zu dienen; / Sie ist es in sich selbst, und er in ihr." Die romantischen Künstler haben dieses Gefälle zwar oft in ihren Bildern ausgeglichen, aber Lunteschütz bringt in dieser Zeichnung die Selbstverliebtheit Armidas treffend zum Ausdruck. Jeder Strich richtet sich nach ihr. Wie aus einem Meer von Strichen steigt sie empor, während Rinaldo hinter ihr fast untergeht und sich aufzulösen scheint. Von Jules Lunteschütz ist der Nachwelt nur wenig geblieben. Sein Schopenhauer-Porträt von 1855 hält seinen Namen am Leben. Diese wunderbar wilde, vom Furor der gestaltenden Linie getragene Zeichnung voller Intensität ist ein idealer Anfangspunkt, diesen Künstler wieder zu entdecken.

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        FIVE YEARS IN DAMASCUS: INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND ANTIQUITIES OF THAT CITY; WITH TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN PALMYRA, LEBANON, AND THE HAURAN (VOLUMES I & II, SIGNED)

      London: John Murray, 1855. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete in two volumes: Volume I: x (1) 395pp; frontis. + 14 illus., 2 folding. Volume II: vi (1) 372pp + 32p publisher's advertisements; 15 illus., 1 folding (large map of Damascus, properly repaired). Original brown cloth with gilt titles and dec., expertly rebacked, preserving the original spines and end-papers. Some foxing of prelims, minor edgewear to covers, but overall a very nice copy. This is also an association copy in that it was the property of Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906), with signed presentation inscriptions in both volumes from the publisher, John Murray to Tristram, and Tristram's bookplate in each volume. Laid in is a 4p letter, hand-written and signed by the author, J.L. Porter, to Tristram, dated 22 March, 1875, describing to Tristram his latest travels on the Moab Plains in 1874. (Tristram was the author of 'The Land of Israel, A Journal of Travels in Palestine', published in 1855.).

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        Sur la theorie de la transformation des fonctions Abeliennes.

      (Paris, 1855).. (27 x 21,5 cm). 34 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. (Sonderdruck aus: Comptes rendus).. Erste Ausgabe seiner wichtigen Arbeit zur Invariantentheorie im sehr seltenen Sonderdruck. - Hermite (1822-1901) war einer der bedeutendsten und anregendsten Vertreter der Analysis in der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Gestempelt. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 6, 306; Poggendorff I, 1084. - Beigebunden: Ch. Hermite und R. Lipschitz. Sur quelques points dans la theorie des nombres. Ohne Ort. 1883. SS. (299)-304. (Sonderdruck aus: Acta mathematica) First edition. - "In 1855 Hermite took advantage of Göpel's and Rosenhain's work when he created his tranformation theory... Armed with the theory of invariants, Hermite returned to Abelian functions... Later, Hermite's 1855 results became basic for the transformation theory of Abelian functions as well as for Camille Jordan's theory of 'Abelian groups'" (DSB). - Stamp to title. Somewhat foxed. Contemporary half-cloth, somewhat rubbed and bumped, else very good

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        The Natural History of Man Comprising Inquiries Into the Modifying Influence of Physical and Moral Agencies on the Different Tribes of the Human Family

      London: H. Bailliere , 1855. London: H. Bailliere , 1855. Two volumes. Leather is rubbed to all edges. Edges and endpapers marbled. Royal Medical Benevolent College crest on front covers. Coloured leather title lable are partially worn away. Prize plates on the endpapers. Illustrated with sixty two coloured plates engraved on steel and one hundred engravings on wood. Volume I - tear to leather at head of spine. 343 pages. Volume 2 - 719 pages including index. One plate is loose. . Fourth Edition Enlarged. Full Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Panoramic Alphabet of Trades

      London: Darton and Co [n.d., ca. 1855]. A rare and beautiful mid-Victorian alphabet book, also issued as a continuous concertina album, and in wrappers. The cover title in this clothbound copy is "The Indestructible Alphabet of Trades," probably referring to the linen mounting which made it less fragile than the concertina version. . Publisher's dark blue blindstamped, lettered in gilt, rubbed and a little worn. Square octavo (6.5 x 6 inches), comprising frontispiece, vignette title page, twenty-six plates of alphabet trades with brief descriptive letterpress, hand colored throughout, each leaf linen mounted. Free endpapers removed, light soiling but a good, sound copy. OCLC lists three copies of the concertina version, which it dates 1850, at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California Northern Regional Library, and Princeton. It lists no copies of the present edition.

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        Souvenirblatt, "Zittau und seine Kirchen".

      . Lithographie v. Renner & Ketzschau n. Möckel b. Schmidt, um 1855, 33,5 x 50. Dek. Ansicht. Mittig eine Gesamtansicht ( in Oval ) umgeben von 11 Ansichten von Kirchen und Schulen der Stadt. - Am rechten Rand ein hinterlegter Einriß.

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        Souvenirblatt mit zentraler Ansicht "Hamburg vom Wall gesehen." (26,5 x 48,0 cm), umgeben von 20 Randansichten: "Rainville's Garten, Schröders-Stift, Lombards-Brücke, Boerse, Ecke vom Jungfernstieg und Reesendamm. Kunsthandlung von M.Stettenheim, Alster-Arkaden, Tonhalle, Neue Petri Kirche, Thalia Theater, Bazar, Blankenese, Aussicht vom Stintfang, Hotel de L'Europe, Hafen-Thor, Streit's Hotel, Hafen, Blankenese, Bazar, Stadt Theater und Neue Nikolai-Kirche".Hamburg vom Wall gesehen. Kolorierter Stahlstich von James Gray nach eigener Zeichnung.

      Hamburg, M. Stettenheim, um 1855.. 38,2 x 63,0 cm. Einige kleinere Quetschfalten, im äußeren weißen Rand gang wenige geringe Stockflecken. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Die nebenstehende Abbildung ist aus 3 Bildern zusammengesetzt, die beiden leichten senkrechten farblichen Absätze existieren im Original nicht. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie].

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        Souvenirblatt, mit 15 Teilansichten, "Riesengebirge".

      . Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Payne n. Eltzner b. Payne, um 1855, 20,5 x 34,5. Das Hauptbild zeigt Hirschberg. "Das Hirschberger Thal und der Riesenkamm". Dieses ist dreiseitig von 14 Teilansichten umgeben. Sie zeigen Koppenkapelle, Bolkenburg, Schneekoppe und großer Teich, Zackenfall, Schloß Schildau, Schloß Fürstenstein, Schneegruben, Schloß Erdmannsdorf, Elbfall, Aupegrund, Elisenhalle in Salzbrunn, Kynast, Hochstein.

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        Souvenirblatt, "Löbau, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude".

      . Lithographie n. u. v. Arldt b. Hermann Schmidt in Dresden, um 1855, 35 x 53,5. Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 13 Teilansichten, darunter Zittauer Obergasse, Marktplatz, Görlitzer Vorstadt, Mineralbrunnen, Bürgerschule, Gewandhaus, Begräbnis Kirche, Heilige Geistkirche, Tiefendorfer Bleichen, St. Nicolai Kirche, Wendische Kirche, Schießhaus, Zittauer Gasse. - Rechts oben restaurierter Eckabriß.

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        San Francisco: " Ansicht der Stadt San Francisco in Californien ". Altkolorierter Holzstich um 1855.

      . Gezeigt wird eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt mit ihren relativ wenigen Gebäuden von einer Anhöhe aus, in der Ferne die Bucht mit einigen Segelschiffen. Bildgröße: 12 x 19,5 cm / Blattgröße 13 x 22 cm (beschnitten), unter Passepartout montiert, verso mit Text. Der Holzstich gering stockfleckig, das Passepartout mit Resten von Cellophanierung. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Histoire de la Marine contemporaine de France. Depuis 1784 jusqu'a 1848.

      Paris: Adolphe Delahays, Libraire, 1855,. 730 pages, avec 14 gravures en halftone sur acier.; Halbleder; Gr.8°; 1500g; [Französisch]; Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten angestoßen; Rücken ausgeblichen; mit Stockflecken, vor allem im hinteren Viertel /// Binding rubbed, corners and edges initiated; faded back; with foxing, mainly in the rear quarter /// Reliure frottee, coins et les bords inities; fanee dos; avec rousseurs, principalement dans le quart arriere. mit 14 Stahlstichen / with 14 engravings, contemporary half leather _ x1x

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        IRIS. Pariser Damen - Zeitung. Moden-, Muster und Kleider Magazin. VII. Jahrgang 1855.

      Paris, Leipzig, Wien, 1855,. OHLwd., mit Rückengoldprägung. 192 Seiten, 58 color. Modenbildern (farbige Lithographien). An d. 4 Bl. Wasserfleck an d. Randes, sonst sehr gut erhalten..

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        New York, birds eye view (1855); Bildformat: 11,5 x 19,4 cm als Briefkopf auf einem doppelblattgrossem Briefbogen; Format gefalten: 22,7 x 28,2 cm. Bildunterschrift in Stahlstich: "Birds Eye View of the City and County of New-York with Environs. Sold by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street New York" - Brief auf allen Seiten von alter Hand in Tinte in Deutsch in Sütterlin-Schrift geschrieben: Brief einer Auswanderin an ihre Mutter. Sie berichtet ihr über ihre Arbeitsstätten, eine Krankheit, ein deutsches Sängerfest in New York und über ihre bevorstehende Hochzeit mit Herrn Mathias Bach, dessen Adresse 317, 7. Avenue, New York, war. - Der Brieftext wurde, soweit entzifferbar, in lateinische Schrift übersetzt und wird beigefügt. - Brief stark altersspurig mit etw. Ausrissen, drei Mal gefalten; der Stich bis auf Faltspuren u. leichte Benutzungsspur recht gut erhalten. - GRÖSSERE ABBILDUNG: www.fotoantiquariat-fahl.de/2078/source/2078-11.htm

      . . ***** New York, birds eye view. Steel engraving on letter (1855); engraving size: 11,5 x 19,4 cm on double leaf letter form; size folded: 22,7 x 28,2 cm. Engraving titled: "Birds Eye View of the City and County of New-York with Environs. Sold by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street New York". - Letter with handwritten text in German: A German girl described to her mother first time in New York, jobs, illness, a German singing festival in N.Y., her forthcoming marriage (she married Mathias Bach, 317, 7th Ave, New York). - Paper used with some damages, slightly the engraving too. - BIGGER IMAGE: www.fotoantiquariat-fahl.de/2078/source/2078-11.htm

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        Erinnerungs-Album an Reichenhall und Berchtesgaden in 16 schönen Stahlstich-Ansichten

      Salzburg, G. Baldi o. J. [ca. 1855].. Salzburg, G. Baldi o. J. [ca. 1855].. qu.-gr.-8°. Titelbl., 16 Stahlstich-Taf. OLn. m. Gold- u. Blindpräg. Schönes Expl. Ansichten von. Bad Reichenhall, Bad Achselmannstein, St. Zeno, Bad Kirchberg, St. Pankraz und Karlstein, Großgmain, Schwarzenberg-Klamm, Staubbach-Fall, Bad Unken, Thumsee, Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Salzburg mit der Carolinenbrücke, Schneizlreuth, Unken

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        Hunter's Ottawa Scenery, in the vicinity ofOttawa City, Canada.

      Ottawa City, Canada West. Published by William S.Hunter. 1855. - folio, 33.5cm, one plate (frontis), engraved title pagewith vignette, folding map, and 13 lithographed plates, in the originalstraight grain blind decorated dark brown cloth, with gilt titles in giltcircle border on the upper cover, a.e.g., a fine bright clean copy,plates with fine clean tissue guards are excellent clean clear strike,if you were going to get a good one, this is it. (cgc) T.P.L. 3563.Lande 1861. Spendlove p44. Sabin 33937, Tatham. Winslow Homer and theIllustrated Book, 1992. - Spendlove. "consists of fourteen (tinted)lithographs size 8.5" x 11.5", drawn and published by Hunter himself andlithographed in Boston, by J.H. Bufford, who did so many early views forNathaniel Currier. (Spendlove). Homer, Winslow (1836-1910). "Probably thefirst book to include lithographs drawn by Winslow Homer, who wasapprenticed to Bufford's of Boston at the relatively late age ofeighteen, for a period of two years. The present work includes theapprentice's first substantial published lithograph (the third plate,View of the Locks, Entrance of Rideau Canal) which is initialed by Homer,and the large title vignette and five other plates that are attributableto him on grounds of style". Tatham suggests that "Interests seekingOttawa's selection as the nation's Capitol may have been behind it or TheOttawa and Prescott Railway, which linked the town to Montreal, mighthave funded it in an attempt to encourage tourism. ". (Tatham). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung und Abbildung der Schaumünzen, welche zum Andenken von Bewohnern Frankfurts oder in dieser Stadt gebornen Personen gefertigt wurden. - Dazu: 2. Beschreibung der Münzen und Medaillen welche wegen geschichtlicher Begebenheiten für Frankfurt gefertigt wurden. - Dazu: 3. Berichtigung und Fortsetzung der beiden Abhandlungen "Schaumünzen" [...] und "Münzen und Medaillen". Zus. 3 Abhandlungen in einem Band (dazu 3 weitere Separatdrucke).

      Frankfurt, Schmerber bzw. Carl Adelmann (2) bzw. A. Osterrieth (3), 1855, 1857 und 1868.. 26 x 17 cm. VIII, 82 + 72 + 31 Seiten. Mit 5 + 3 + 2 Tafeln. Schlichter Leinenband der Zeit, Deckelschild mit eigenhändiger Beschriftung des Verfassers "E. Rüppell, Frankfurter Münzen".. *Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur von Eduard Rüppell in 4 Zeilen auf dem Vorsatzblatt an den russischen Staatsrath Freiherr von Köhne. - Rüppell (1794-1884), Sohn eines Frankfurter Bankiers war ein bedeutender Naturforscher, bekannt für seine großen Forschungsreisen in Afrika. Er war in Frankfurt Gründungsmitglied und 2. Direktor der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. Nach seinem Zerwürfnis mit der SNG wandte er sich der Numismatik zu. Vorliegend ein Sammelband mit seinen drei numismatischen Abhandlungen zu Frankfurter Münzen. Die erste erschien 1855 im "Archiv für Frankfurts Geschichte und Kunst", die zweite 1857 separat im Verlag Adelmann. Der seltene Nachtrag zu beiden erschien erst 12 Jahre später (1868) im Verlag Osterrieth. - Angebunden sind ferner 3 kleine numismatische Separatdrucke von Rüppell mit je 2-3 Seiten. - Vermutlich die gesamten numismatischen Schriften von Rüppell, von diesem eigenhändig zusammengestellt als Geschenk an "S. Exzellenz dem Kais. Russ. wirklichen Staatsrath Freiherr B. von Köhne in Petersburg" (handschriftl. Widmungstext auf dem Vorsatzblatt). Ferner mit eigenhändiger Betitelung und Signatur auf dem ersten Titelblatt sowie eigenhändiger Auflistung der 6 Titel dieses Sammelbandes. - In dieser Zusammenstellung wohl einmalig und von besonderem Reiz durch die autographen Zusätze und die Provinienz. - Gut erhalten.

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        Festalbum der Feier der Eintrittes Berns in den Schweizerbund (6. März 1353) Begangen im Jahr 1853 an den Siegestagen von Laupen und Murten (21. Juni 1339 und 22. Juni 1476). Historischer Zug, angeordnet und zur Herausgabe in sechzig Blättern bearbeitet von Dr. Stantz

      Bern 1855. Oblong Fol. (49 x 34 cm), Titelbl., 6 num. Textbl., kol. lith. Titelblatt, 58 kol. litho. Platten, 1 Lithogr. Im Papierumschlag d. Z. Mit Titelsch.. Textseiten kaum fleckig, seltene Darstellungen kaum stockfleckig im Rand, insgesamt gut erhalten. Series of 59 lithographic (58 coloured) plates showing the celebration of the fifth centenary of Bern's entrance into the Swiss Confederation in 1353 with colourful costumes and a parade. Accompanied by a coloured title page and text pages. Text pages slightly stained, some plates with light foxing in margins, in general in a good condition. - Barth 33046; not in Lipperheide a. Hiler.

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        The Eureka Stockade: The Consequence of Some Pirates Wanting on Quarter-deck a Rebellion.

      Printed for the author by J.P. Atkinson and Co., Melbourne 1855 - 1st edition. 2 l., [title page and Nota Bene] 126p, page size 20.5cm. Edges reinforced on 3 margins and neat repairs, pages 94 to 104 unevenly trimmed without loss, page 113/114 printed askew and trimmed with loss of the last or first letters in the last three lines of the text. Some foxing, browning and creases mostly on front and back pages. Lacking its original paper covers it has been bound into a maroon cloth binding with gilt spine title [which has been misdated 1885]. The Eureka Stockade was the culmination of civil disobedience in the Ballarat region during the Victorian gold rush with miners objecting to the expense of a Miner's Licence, taxation (via the licence) without representation and the actions of the government and its agents (the police and military). Extremely rare. The only comprehensive eyewitness account. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Solingen Gräfrath / Nordrhein Westfalen Gräfrath, near Düsseldorf ...

      1855. Motivmass: 20,5x26,5 Blattmass: 27,6x32,0 Lithographie In Farbe gedruckt.

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        Überall ist Arkadien

      . Feder in Schwarz auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen, unten mittig signiert und datiert: " C. G. Hammer invt. et del. Dresd. 1855"; 32,9 x 28,6 cm. Christian Gottlob Hammer blieb zeitlebens seiner Heimatstadt Dresden verpflichtet. An der dortigen Akademie hatte er ab 1794 studiert, wobei ihn seit 1798 insbesondere Johann Philipp Veith unterrichtete und ihn auch in die druckgraphischen Techniken einführte. 1816 wurde er selbst Akademiemitglied und 1829 schließlich zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Seine Arbeiten waren über den engeren Lehrbetrieb hinaus in breiteren Kreisen beliebt. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beispielsweise schätzeihn als "geschickten Landschaftszeichner", besuchte ihn 1810 in seinem Atelier und erwarb einige seiner Blätter. Die Produktivität Hammers beschränkte sich keineswegs auf das Anfertigen von Zeichnungen. Vielmehr entfaltete er außerdem eine umfangreiche, druckgraphische Tätigkeit, wobei er neben eigenen Zeichnungen auch Vorlagen anderer Künstler reproduzierte. Für die "Bilderchronik" des Sächsischen Kunstvereins schuf er Graphiken unter anderem nach Werken von Johan Christian Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich oder Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Die Druckgraphiken, die auf eigenen Zeichnungen basieren, zeigen häufig Landschaften, insbesondere aus Sachsen, Schlesien und Nordböhmen. Für die 1855 entstandene Zeichnung einer flußdurchzogenen Landschaft, die durch Höhenzüge im Hintergrund abgeschlossen wird, orientierte sich Hammer allerdings weniger an der gesehenen Umwe1t als vielmehr an idealen Landschaftskonzeptionen, wie sie bei den Dresdner Künstlern des späten 18. Jahrhunderts zu finden sind. In Zeiten von Realismus und Pleinair setzt er hiermit nochmals ein eindringliches Mahnmal vergangener Zeichenkunst. Die ruhige, südliche Stimmung der Zeichnung wird durch die Architektur im Mittelgrund ebenso vermittelt wie durch die Staffage. Die Rinderherde etwa, die von einem Hirten über die Brücke getrieben wird, gehört zum üblichen Bestandteil arkadischer Ideallandschaften. Auffallend und dem Blatt einen gänzlich eigentümlichen Charme gebend ist die Art der Linienführung, die Hammer hier sehr stark an das Medium der Graphik anlehnt. Jegliche spontane und impulsiv wirkende Strichführung ebenso wie mögliche Pentimenti, die auf die unmittelbare Schaffenskraft des Künstlers schließen lassen, fehlen in dem vorliegenden Blatt. Auch Schatten- und Flächenwirkung sind mehr den Anforderungen des Stichels nachempfunden als denen der Feder. Gerade hierdurch entfaltet die schöne Zeichnung die strenge Klarheit eines Kupferstiches und drückt damit auf hervorragende Weise Hammers Talent aus, sich den Effekten des jeweiligen Mediums bewußt zu bedienen.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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