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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Gesamtans., über de b Rhein, "Cöln".

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Historischer Zug. Festalbum der Feier des Eintritts Berns

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

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        Kraft und Stoff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fonte Branda a Siena.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New England from Its First Planting in the Year 1620, Unto the Year of Our Lord 1698

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

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

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

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        Miscellanies: prose and verse

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855-, 1857. Four volumes, octavo; contemporary green half calf, worn but good. First edition: an attractive four-volume set of Thackeray, collecting the best of his early journalism and writings for the serials, including his The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves, which originally appeared in Punch in 1848.

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        P.T. Barnum does not have ?an autograph of Jenny Lind to spare? ? under Barnum?s management, the ?Swedish Nightingale? toured America from 1850-1851, returning to Europe in 1852, never to return

      Autograph Letter Signed ?P.T. Barnum,? 1p, 7? x 4.75?. New York, December 18, 1855. On watermarked laid paper. To H.W. Bryant, Esq. Toning at left edge. Light mounting stains on verso, no show-through. Fine condition.In full, ?Yours is recd. I have not got an autograph of Jenny Lind to spare. Truly Yours. P.T. Barnum.?According to the Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, ?During the 1840?s, while abroad on the successful European engagement of Tom Thumb, P.T. Barnum contemplated an American tour by the famous Swedish coloratura soprano, Jenny Lind ... After months of negotiation, the terms for the amazing venture were fixed, and the agreement was drawn. It was concluded that Lind was to receive $1,000 a night for her performances, up to $150,000 for compensation during the tour. In addition, all expenses ... would be assumed by Barnum ... The first concert, scheduled to take place at Castle Garden in New York City on September 11, 1850, quickly sold out ... By the end of the N

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain [aka (cover title) Anne Pratt's Flowering Plants]. 6 volume set. [ie 5 volume set + Vol VI: The British, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails.]

      London:: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK); and (Vol VI) Frederick Warne & Co.:, n.d. [1855-1866, 1873].. First edition.. [1855-1866, and (Vol VI) 1873.] 8vo (23 x 14.5cms). viii, 288, (4); viii, 355, (4); ix, 410; viii, 328, (4); viii, 368; x, 319. Hundreds of species illustrated in over 300 (numbered to 313, but the numbering is erratic) chromolithographs, almost all of which are tissue-guarded. In one or two cases the prelims or the final leaves have some foxing, and there is occasional very light spotting or browning elsewhere: otherwise the contents are very clean and the plates very fresh. Although the final volume has a different title and publisher, the title page is printed 'VI' - and this is the 6th volume which completes the work. This is reflected in the set being bound uniformly: in contemporary green pebble cloth ruled in black (blind on the lower board) and lettered decoratively in gilt on front and spine. All volumes have recently been rebacked with the original spines relaid, and retaining the original brown endpapers with new cloth hinges. The bindings are now firm (often not the case with Anne Pratt's works), with slight blunting of corners, and, apart from a mark on the front of Vol II, they are bright on the front with slightly dulled (but clearly legible) spines. A very nice set. [The putative dates are those of the first editions, which the period bindings suggest that these are.] [EXTRA Heavy Item] &

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        Achttien jaren aan de Goudkust. Uit het Engelsch vertaald en met eene inleiding vermeerderd door D.P.H.J. Weijtingh.

      Amsterdam, Weijtingh & Van der Haart, 1855.2 volumes in 1. Later half leather. With large folding lithographed view of Elmina by W. Bartels. XVI,251; XIV,208 pp.* Dutch translation of Eighteen years on the Gold Coast of Africa, including an account of the native tribes and their intercourse with Europeans. London 1853. - This Dutch edition has an introduction by D.P.H.J. Weijtingh, dealing with the history of the Dutch possessions on the coast. Cat. NHSM I, p.205; Gay 2865 (English ed.); Hess & Coger 6372 (English ed.); Cardinall 518 (English ed.); not in Tiele.

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        Geschichte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts seit den Wiener Verträgen.

      Lpz., W. Engelmann 1855-66.. 8 Bde. in 9 geb. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. Uniform geb. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Vereinz. schwach braunfleckig. Kanten leicht berieb. EA.. ADB IX, 85; Kosch VI, 289 - Erste Ausgabe des historischen Hauptwerkes, in dem Gervinus das Streben der Völker nach Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung vom Standpunkt des konstitutionellen Liberalismus aus schildert. "Der liberale Historiker und Literarhistoriker Gervinus, einer der Göttinger Sieben und 1848 Abgeordneter im Frankfurter Parlament, wandte sich nach 1849 ... in tiefer Verbitterung über die politische Impotenz des deutschen Bürgertums und das Versagen der Monarchie ... ganz dem demokratischen Zeitalter zu, das er mit den breiten Massen des Vierten Standes heraufkommen und Deutschlands Größe begründen sah" (NDB). "..ein durch und durch politisches Werk, ein leidenschaftlicher Aufruf zu politischer Neuorientierung." (Kosch).

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        Natural Elements of Political Economy

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855. Octavo. Original green embossed cloth, neatly recased, spine lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. Booksellers ticket and Glasgow University Library bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and board edges a little faded, rear hinge starting, contents toned, endpapers slightly soiled, foot of spine repaired. First edition. The author of two works which are "notable as early attempts to relate the study of psychology and physiology to political economy. In his Natural Elements, Jennings defined political economy as investigating 'the relations of human nature and exchangeable objects'. Consumption he defined as concerned with the contemplated effect of external objects upon man, and Production with the contemplated effect of man upon external objects. Jennings's treatment of the sensations attending consumption led Jevons to describe him as 'the writer who appears to me to have most clearly appreciated the nature and importance of the law of utility'. Hence it is as an early utility theorist that Jennings has been remembered ... He forecast the use of mathematical methods, without himself employing them." (R.D. Collison Black in The New Palgrave).

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-56.. 3 volumes, 8vo. xvi, 388; [2], iv, 426; xii, 448pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript ... was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books ... as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." - Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (Berlin 15. 10. 1795 - 02. 01. 1861 Potsdam). König von Preussen. Er war der älteste Sohn von Friedr. Wilhelm III. und wurde König von Preussen am 07.06.1840. "Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Am "28ten Merz 1849 von der Reichsversammlung zu Frankfurt a. M. erwählter erster Kaiser der Deutschen". Aus Krankheitsgründung Abdankung im Jahr 1858 (Nachfolger Wilhelm I.). Ganzportrait. Darunter Widmung "Ihrer Majestät der Königin Elisabeth Louise von Preussen allerunterthänigst gewidmet".

      . Lithographie v. Busse n. Behrends ( königl. Hofphotograph ) b. Sala & Co., um 1855, 48 x 37 (H). Nicht bei Ernst. Gesuchtes Portrait. - Friedrich Wilhelm IV geht im Schloßpark von Charlottenburg spazieren, im Hintergrund das Schloß. Im unteren Rand ein hinterlegter Einriß.

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        Au Texas.

      Brussels: Société de Colonisation and Paris: Librairie Phalanstérienne, 1855. - 12mo. (7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches). Fine folding lithographed map of Texas after J. H. Colton (1800-1893) (short tear repaired on verso), folding table. Modern marbled paper over boards with black morocco lettering piece on spine, original publisher's yellow paper wrappers bound in. Second edition (first published the previous year). This account of the renowned French Socialist philosopher's sojourn in Texas led directly to his founding of the short-lived commune near Dallas called La Réunion, active in the years 1855-57. A disciple of Charles Fourier, Considerant edited the journals La Phalange and La Phalanstère. After a failed insurrection against Louis Napoleon, he was forced to go into exile in Belgium in 1849. Albert Brisbane, the American utopian socialist who founded several phalanx communes throughout the United States, invited Considerant to Texas, where he collaborated with Jean-Baptiste Godin to found La Réunion. The very nice map of Texas is after J. H. Colton. Between 1831 and 1890, the Colton firm dominated American map publishing, and their atlases were the finest produced in the U.S. during the nineteenth century. The company was founded by Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893), who had no formal training in geography or cartography; he began by purchasing copyrights of maps prepared by other individuals or companies, and his principal role was to manage the production and distribution of the maps. His first maps were drawn by the esteemed cartographer David H. Burr in the 1830s. By the 1850s Colton was also publishing guidebooks, atlases and immigrant and railroad maps. The firm was renamed G.W. & C.B. Colton in the 1860s when Colton was succeeded by his sons, George Woolworth Colton (1827-1901) and Charles B. Colton (c. 1831-1916). It is believed that George Colton compiled the company's 1855 'Atlas of the World' and served thereafter as the firm's principal map compiler, cartographer and engraver. The Colton firm refused to compromise quality, choosing to compete for sales in the more expensive international market rather than the cheap domestic one. For this reason, all maps were printed with steel plates, rather than as wax engravings, which was the most common method used at the time. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS39. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853-4, ACCORDING TO ACTS OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 3, 1853, MAY 31, 1854, AND AUGUST 5, 1854

      Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855 - 1861., 1855. Each volume has been rebound black buckram, and signatures resewn, with titles stamped in gold on the spine panel. While each volume is stamped with the word "Senate" on the spine, five of the volumes are actually for the House of Representatives. Any volume with a flaw is noted as follows, VOLUME I: Viii, 651 pp., small stamp of Library of Washington and Jefferson College at bottom of title page with the word "withdrawn" stamped in light blue ink at bottom of title page and on "Contents of Volume I" page, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME IV: Presentation inscription to Irving Holcomb from Hon. F. E. Sprimer [?], dated Nov. 1857. Small water stain to bottom edges of front fly leaf which continues lightly to page 3, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME X: Light foxing to first eight pages in the front of volume and to last eight pages in rear of volume, else very good, tight copy. VOLUME XI: Moderate foxing and two small water stains that diminish over first sixteen pages, else very good, tight copy. A majority of the color lithographic plates are in fine condition as are the majority of all black and white plates. Volume XI contains maps and plates, including the desirable large folding map done by Lt. Warren. All maps and plates in this volume are tightly secured. Howes P3 says, "... it was the best cartographical work on the West up to its time and some copies were colored." Wagner/Camp says, "Despite their flaws, these volumes contain a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological, of the still mysterious American West. Upon first examination, the volumes seem forbiddingly disorganized; reports clearly were printed as they were received; there is no overall system or arrangement, nor are there general indices to the volumes, and, as Camp has pointed out, there is the usual duplication of printing and lithography by both houses of Congress. However, these faults are amply compensated by the richness of the material within." A very handsome, completely rebound set that is in very good to fine condition, and each volume is able to withstand regular use. The plates and maps are in uncommonly fine condition.

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        Die Neue Wache und das Zeughaus in Berlin. Le nouveau Corps de Garde et l'Arsenal a Berlin.

      . Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Schröder b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28. Kiewitz 1189; Ernst, Wilhelm Schröder, Nr. 2. - Blick von der Staatsoper zur Neuen Wache, rechts das Zeughaus. Mit schöner Personenstaffage.

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        Die neue Wache und das Zeughaus in Berlin. - Le nouveau Corps du Garde et le Arsenal a Berlin.

      . Farblithographie m. Tonplatte v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 800; Ernst, Bd. 1 Lütke, Nr. 9. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Höhe der Universität und blickt zur Neuen Wache, dahinter das Zeughaus. - Mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        Die neue Wache und das Zeughaus in Berlin. - Le nouveau Corps du Garde et l' Arsenal a Berlin.

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte u. n. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 800; Ernst, Bd. 1. Lütke, Nr. 9. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Höhe der Universität und blickt zur Neuen Wache, dahinter das Zeughaus. - Mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        Freight Engine. New York & Erie R.R. An original drawing

      Susquehanna Depot 1855 - Pencil, pen and ink. Signed in ink: "Theodore Krausch. Susquehana [sic] Depot. N.Y. and Erie Railroad. October 13, 1855." A very handsome drawing of a locomotive by a prominent inventor and engineer Theodore Krausch, dates unknown, was employed by what was then known as the New York and Erie Railroad at Susquehanna Depot where railway cars and locomotives were designed, built and repaired. The town in northeastern Pennsylvania, just below the New York border and Binghamton, came into existence with the coming of the railroad. Krausch, who obtained several patents during his life, (one for innovations in railway chair design), also received a Silver Medal from the American Institute of the City of New York for a drawing of a locomotive, no doubt similar to this one. During the 1850's, when railway lines and companies were spreading out across the country, each railroad customized its engines and cars to its specific needs. There was a large degree of standardization, and this Krausch drawing is a perfect rendition of the 4-4-0 wheel arrangement and overall design that was used almost universally in 19th century America. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ohne Legende ("Die Linden in Berlin. - Les Tilleuls a Berlin").

      . altgouachierte Lithographie v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 15 x 22. Kiewitz 803. - Blick vom Brandenburger Tor zur Straße "Unter den Linden". Rechts das Palais Redern ( heute steht dort das Hotel Adlon ). - Wie bei altkol. Ansichten häufig, das Blatt bis zur Bildkante beschnitten.

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        Vogelschau, "Berlin".

      . Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Elsner ( = A. Eltzer ) n. Payne b. Payne, um 1855, 23 x 35. Kiewitz 418; Ernst, Adolf Eltzner, Nr. 2. - Der Betrachter befindet sich über dem Nikolaiviertel und blickt über das Schloß hinweg zum Brandenburger Tor. Links der Gendarmenmarkt, rechts im Vgr. die Museumsinsel, i. Hgr. die Charite. Ansicht ohne Mittelfalte !

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        "Die Linden in Berlin. - Les Tilleuls a Berlin".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck Königl. lith. Institut ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Kiewitz 803. - Blick vom Brandenburger Tor zur Straße "Unter den Linden". Rechts das Palais Redern ( heute steht dort das Adlonhotel ), links das Palais Gröditzberg.

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        ("Krolls Wintergarten in Berlin. - Etablissement de Kroll a Berlin").

      . altgouachierte Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Kiewitz 807; Ernst, L.E. Lütke, Nr. 36. - Blick vom Königsplatz ( jetzt Platz der Republik ) zum 1852 von Titz erbauten Krollschen Etablissement. - Hier vorliegend in prachtvollem Altkolorit, bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert.

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        Unter den Linden in Berlin. - Sous les Tilleuls a Berlin..

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 802; Ernst, L.E. Lütke, Nr. 35. - Blick auf die Kunst- und Buchhandlung Schröder ( Unter den Linden 23 ). Links davon das "Cafe Prince Royal" (Tietz ) und das Caffee Kranzler. Rechts "Cafe National von W. Mielenz Traiteur".

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        The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol, Written in the Camp

      fair to good William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh 1855 339, illus. (some in color), fold-out map, board corners slightly bumped, cloth worn & sm pcs missing at top & bottom spine edges some foxing to text, minor damp staining on plate at p. 282, some weakness to front board, slight soiling to boards. This early work, by one of the finest mid-nineteenth-century British military authors, is increasingly difficult to find in any condition. Some believe that this work was particularly foundational to the author's later masterpiece, The Operations of War.

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

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

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        Die Königliche Bau-Akademie in Berlin. - L' Academie de architecture a Berlin.

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 804; Ernst, Lütke, L-E., Nr. 46. - Blick über die Spree zur Bauschule, zugleich Ansicht des Schinkel - Platzes. Im Hgr. die Kirchtürme der Friedrichwerderschen Kirche, rechts das "Hotel Russie".

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        Westward Ho!

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1855. Three volumes, octavo, with three half-titles, volume I with single leaf advertisement at beginning and 16 pages of publishers advertisements (dated April 1855) at end, neat old paper repairs to bottom corner of some pages, not affecting text; a bright copy in three quarter blue polished calf by Bayntun, spine with raised bands, double crimson morocco labels, gilt. First Edition. A very good copy of the story of Amyas Leigh's journey to the Caribbean by Charles Kingsley. 'A patriotic tale of adventure, Jesuit intrigue, and naval enterprise of the time of Queen Elizabeth' (OCEL). This copy in an attractive Bayntun binding, the original Cambridge blue cloth binding being known as notoriously fragile and perishable. Sadleir himself implied that this is a difficult book to acquire in original condition. Sadleir's copy had publisher's advertisements dated February 1855, not April, as here.

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        Alfred Ross, Melbourne

      London: Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa, 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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        The Seat of War in the East

      London: Colnaghi, 1855-, 1856. Two volumes, folio, lithographed title and dedication, and 39 tinted or coloured lithographs and 20 sketch keys in the first part and lithograph title and 40 tinted or coloured lithographs and 16 sketch keys in the second part - a total of 81 plates (the title of the second part is plate 37) and 36 sketch keys; a particularly good copy in contemporary half crimson hardgrain morocco, matching cloth sides (stamped with the Spottiswoode crest), all edges gilt. Pioneering war art. First edition of this pioneering work of war art. In 1851 William Simpson moved to London and joined Day and Sons, the first London house to use pictorial lithography. Although he had served his apprenticeship in Glasgow, the techniques were so different, and standards so high, that Simpson felt that he had learnt his profession over again. On Day's recommendation, he was selected to cover the Crimean War, and arrived at Balaclava in November 1854. He immediately set to work on the illustrations that would establish his reputation. His wonderful depictions included highly detailed views of the military actions as well as the people and places of the region. In muted colours, Simpson managed to demonstrate the cycle of boredom and terror that we have come to recognise as warfare. Abbey confirms: 'These plates are indeed an impressive piece of work, not only artistically and technically, but also as pictorial reporting…'. Indeed, the rare quality of his images was such that Queen Victoria commissioned him to paint several pieces illustrating the conflict. Simpson's career culminated in the publication of his India ancient and modern in 1867. He had spent three years touring India, and four subsequent years developing his sketches into watercolours. By 1866 he had delivered two hundred and fifty images to Day and Sons. Heartbreakingly, the firm declared bankruptcy and his work was retained as property of the firm. The publication of the book was bittersweet for Simpson, not least because it contained only fifty of his images. Its proper publication would, no doubt, have resulted in a work on a par with both Hodges and the Daniells. This is a fine copy in its original binding.

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        GA aus halber Vogelschau, "Bremen aus der Vogelschau".

      . Stahlstich n. u. v. Adolph Eltzner b. Hornemann in Hannover, um 1855, 36,5 x 54. Sehr seltene Ansicht von Bremen. Der Betrachter schaut von Süden auf die Stadt. Die Ringmauern sind nicht mehr vorhanden.

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        The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax: . In Search of the Picturesque; In Search of Consolation; In Search of a Wife. Illustrated with eighty-one plates by Thomas Rowlandson. [Ninth edition.]

      Nattali and Bond 1855 - 3 vols., with 80 hand-coloured plates by Rowlandson (see below), a little offsetting occasionally, a few scattered spots, pp. [iv], 272, [8, ads]; [iv], 277; [iv], 279, 8vo, original green ripple-grain cloth by Edmonds & Remnants (ticket in vol. i), sides with an elaborate panel blocked in blind, spines gilt, spines faded, attractive book stamp of T. Barber on the front free end-papers, the name within a wreath, very good This is not the ninth edition and it doesn?t have eighty-one plates - it would have 81 if there were an additional engraved title in vol. ii, but none is called for in the list of plates. The true ninth edition, which is very scarce, appeared 1819-21. The engraved titles here state ?ninth edition with new plates?, but the printed title make no such claim. There are two issues of this edition, with the date, as here, and without.

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        in Schwarz, Blau und Rot aquarellierte Tuschfederzeichnung von Karl Bobics ( K. K. Ingenieur Strom Assistent zu Comorn ), "Karte des Komorner Comitats und der im Pressburg und Comorner Comitat liegenden Insel Schütt Mit Bezug auf die Regulirung derselben. ... 1855".

      . dat. 1855, Blattgröße 45 x 63. Rarität !! Das Gebiet der Insel Schütt mit der näheren Umgebung. - Die Karte zeigt nicht nur die Insel Schütt, sondern im Osten auch noch die Bezirke Muzsla und Perbete. Gebiet Bratislava ( Pressburg ) - Neuhäusel - Gran ( Esztergom ) - Komorn. Mit Einzeichnung kleinster Orte. - Alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet. Löcher in den Faltsellen restauriert.

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        Der Lustgarten in Berlin. - Le Jardin de plaissance a Berlin.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5. Kiewitz 794; Ernst, Bd. 1. Lütke, nr. 54. - Blick vom Schloß aus. Der Lustgarten mit dem Alten Museum, rechts der Berliner Dom.

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        Gesamtansicht von der oberen Neckarhalde, links am Weg rastender Weingärtner.

      . Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger nach J. Braungart, 1855, 11 x 17cm.. Schefold 1547; Henning/Maier S. 146. - Geglättete Faltspuren. Hübsche kleine Ansicht.

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        Otto Theodor Freiherr von Manteuffel (Lübben/Spreewald 03. 02. 1805 - 26. 11. 1882 Gut Krossen/Landkrs. Luckau). Preuss. Politiker. Am 19. Dezember 1850 erfolgte seine definitive Ernennung zum Präsidenten des Staatsministeriums und Minister der auswärtigen Angelegenheiten, in welcher Eigenschaft er auch 1856 am Pariser Kongress teilnahm. Ganzporträt sitzend, "Minister Manteuffel als Herr Müller in der Schluder'schen Weißbierschenke ( Linienstr. 44 ).

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Burger b. Leopold Schlesinger ( Druck v. C.W. Ehrentraut ), um 1855, 23,6 x 30,1 Blattgr. 34 x 47cm. Manteuffel bei einem abendlichen Treffen in der Bierstube. Hier wohl als Redner in einer großen Runde seiner Anhänger. - Unten links im Stein signiert. Sehr seltenes und auch gut erhaltenes Blatt.

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