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

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

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        ISRAEL POTTER: HIS FIFTY YEARS OF EXILE.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Flower Fables [with a Presentation Inscription by Edward Everett Hale]

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

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        Formal portrait photograph of Captain Montagu Frederick O'Reilly, R.N

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        THE GEOLOGICAL STAIRCASE Containing the Steps of Rock and Floors of Alluvium.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Maud and other poems

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les fleurs du mal.

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

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        Autograph letter signed to William Scoresby jr

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

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        Landscape Scenery. Illustrating Sydney, Parramatta, [etc]

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

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

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

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        Trunkener Silen.

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

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

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

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

      London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1855 - Five volumes (complete). Green buckram with gilt decoration and titles. All edges gilt. Overall, these volumes are in fair to good condition. The buckram is clean and tidy. There are faults to the volumes. Vol. 1. has splitting to the edge of the spine. New bookplate to the inside board. Otherwise clean and tidy. Vol. 2. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the spine. A couple of the plates have become detached from the block but are present. Vol. 3. has a little rubbing to the edges of the spine and a tiny nick to the spine. Internally sound with a little foxing to the initial pages. Vol. 4 is sound - a touch of foxing only. Vol. 5 has a split along approx. half the spine. Internally sound with just a touch of foxing. 241 colour chromolithographs + 1 black and white plate. Complete viii, 1-288; viii, 1-355; ix, 1-410; viii, 328, [iv]; viii, 1-368. pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books. ABA/ILAB PBFA]
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        THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. In Four Parts. I. The History of the First Settlement of Virginia, and the Government Thereof, to the Year 1706. II. The Natural Production and Conveniences of the Country, Suited to Trade and Improvement. III. The Native Indians, their Religion, Laws and Customs, in War and Peace. IV. The Present State of the Country, as to the Polity of the Government, and the Improvements of the Land the 10th of June 1720

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

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

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

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        The Natural History of Man. Edited and Enlarged by Edwin Norris .

      London, Balliere 1855. - 2 volumes Roy8vo (6 x 9in., 150 x 235mm) nicely bound in full contemporary calf, gilt, backstrips gilt in panels, with raised bands, red and green labels 1 rear cover slightly ink marked, but a handsone pair. 62 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates (5 uncoloured), INCLUDING 16 OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, SOME AFTER GEORGE CATLIN, most being single portraits of chiefs or warriors, a couple of group portraits. Also includes plates of South American races, Africans, Asian, Pacific Islanders etc. 4th and Best Edition which is considerably enlarged and has the most plates.Together With, as issued: (original printed label on top cover) Six Ethnographical Maps Illustrative of The Natural History of Man. Second Edition. n.d.Folio (11 1/2 x 18 1/2 ins, 290 x 470mm) later black cloth-backed marbled boards. pp3 explanation - lower edge just bumped - (no title page seems to be required), 6 large hand-coloured fold-out engraved maps showing ethnic groupings 29 x 24 ins (750 x 600mm), or 22 x 32 ins (560 x 815mm), mounted on large guards. 2 maps (N and S America) with slight tears to foot of edges of margin, a couple of professional repairs to versos, probably done at the time of binding. Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, The Nations of the Great Ocean. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polypodium alpestre [Polypody] [Plate VI]

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

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        THE GAME OF THE CHESS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Plan of Marsa Scirocco, In the Island of Malta.

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

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

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

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        Alfred Ross, Melbourne

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

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        Porträt Ernst Pömer 1855.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Het vergaan van het Nederlandsch fregatschip Aerd van Nes

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

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

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

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Groombridge and Sons. 1855 - pp.iv, 252 with 60 fine hand coloured plates. Bound in half red morocco boards. Original binding with gilt motif on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. Boards lightly marked, with a lightly coloured, circular mark on rear board. Professionally rebacked preserving most of the original spine. With some restoration to corners of the boards where the leather had been rubbed away. AEG. Sporadic foxing to text pages, including the title page, contents and verso of some plates. A handful of plates have some scattered foxing, c.20 have one or two minor marks with the rest beautifully clean. Internal hinges strengthened. Scarce. This is the preferred first edition. This volume was written by the younger brother of the Rev. F.O. Morris ( author of &#145;A History of British Birds&#146; and others). He was trained in the Medical Profession and was a keen naturalist like his brother. From 1851- 1855 he edited &#145;The Naturalist&#146;, being succeeded in the editorship by his brother in 1856. He emigrated to America in 1856 when his interest in British Ornithology appeared to end. There were 4 editions of this work of which this is the first. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: Containing Their Scientific and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties, Mode of Culture, Propagation, &c

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

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

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

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        Die Natur des Geldes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf, Einzelunternehm]
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        The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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