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        Histoire ecclésiastique, politique et littéraire du Chili par M. l’abbé Eyzaguirre. Traduite par L. Poillon.

      Lille, L. Lefort, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1855 - 3 vol. in-8° ; VIII-pp. 10-504/VIII-pp. 10-383/(2)-pp. 6-334, pleine basane flammée, dos lisse joliment orné, p. de titre et tomaison maroquin vert, tranches marbrées, qq. usures sans gravité, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Sabin, 23572. « Ouvrage à consulter pour l’Histoire des Missions des Jésuites dans l’Amérique méridionale. » (Carayon, 1404). « Excellent ouvrage, très estimé et peu commun. » (Chadenat, 3486). FIRST FRENCH EDITION. GOOD COPY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Flowering Plants of Great Britain. Three volumes.

      Frederick Warne, London, 1855 - Hardback. No date c.1855. Slight wear and rubbing to extremeties, spines slightly darkened with small nicks and fraying to ends, otherwise very good indeed. With chromolithographed plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

      Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1855 - [ca. 300-350] pages per volume + plates. Together with: Pratt, Anne. The Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies . (Second Edition) London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [1871]; and: Pratt, Anne. The British Grasses and Sedges. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [1859]. Notable for the wealth of plant lore (chiefly European), with numberless scriptural and poetical references throughout, as well as the color plates (from the author's illustrations). BMC, volume 20, page 856, columns 538-39; Sitwell, Great Flower Books, page 127 (gives dates of 1850-1857 for the first 5 volumes; ". many times reprinted . A very popular Victorian work"). 7 volumes complete; uniformly bound in purple pebbled cloth, spines stamped gilt and blind, covers ruled and decorated in blind, light yellow endpapers, t.e.g. Sunning and wear to spines and extremities (chiefly to heads of spines); slight rubbing and browning to covers; previous owner's rubberstamp on front free endpapers of all volumes (with pencil signature in volume 5); slight starting to few leaves (particularly in volume 4, at front); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to preliminaries and generally unaffecting plates); in all an extremely serviceable, fairly tight and well enough preserved set, illustrating nearly 2000 different species in all. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quinti Horatii, Flacci Opera. Cum novo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond

      - Parisiis, ex typographia Firminorum Didot, 1855 (Paris, Firmin Didot). In 12 de LXVI (Vie d'Horace par Noël des Vergers, et gendre de F. Didot) + 299 pages + 1 plan de la villa d'Horace et des environs par Ross + 1 plan topographie de la vallée de la Digentia par Mr Pietro Rosa. Édition ornementé de 18 photographies contrecollées sur page d'explication avec feuillet de protection. Il s'agit là de la reproduction (en mieux d'après Didot) des Poésies d'Horace éditées en 1676 par les Elzeviers. Dans sa présentation au lecteur de 4 ff, Firmin Didot précise qu'il n'y a eu que quelques exemplaires avec photographies, d'autres reproduites en gravures par différents moyens. Notre exemplaire possède une reliure signée par Lortic, en plein maroquin « tête de nègre », dos à nerfs avec fleurons, plats avec double cadre à froid avec fleurons aux angles, médaillon à entrelacs doré au centre, tranches dorées. Trés bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de Lacépède comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares,les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle édition prédédée de l'éloge de Lacépède par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest.

      Furne & Cie.,, Paris, 1855 - 2 vol. Paris, Furne & Cie., 1855. 26,2x17 cm. 2 Bl., XII, 668 S.; 2 Bl., 647 S. Mit 34 (von 36) kolor. Tafeln nach Edouard Travies. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. (Rückenkanten leicht berieben. Nur sehr wenige Seiten schwach fleckig). Sprache: Französisch Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de Lacepede comprenant les cetaces, les quadrupedes ovipares,les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle edition prededee de l'eloge de Lacepede par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de A.-G. Desmarest.

      Paris, Furne & Cie., 1855.. 2 vol. 26,2x17 cm. 2 Bl., XII, 668 S.; 2 Bl., 647 S. Mit 34 (von 36) kolor. Tafeln nach Edouard Travies. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung.. (Rückenkanten leicht berieben. Nur sehr wenige Seiten schwach fleckig).

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        Early Christianity in Arabia. A historical essay.

      London, Bernard Quaritch, 1855.. 8vo. VI, 198, (4) pp. Publisher's original blue boards with gilt title to spine.. Only edition. - Binding bumped at extremeties and somewhat loosened; pencil marginalia. Provenance: Removed from the Harvard College Library (formerly in the collection of Konrad von Maurer of Munich, gift of the historian Archibald Cary Coolidge). - Macro 2335. Gay 3378 bis. OCLC 462682950.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die afrikanische Wüste und das Land der schwarzen am obern Nil. Nach dem Französischen

      - EDA. Lorck, Lpz., 1855. XI/307 S., orig. Pbd. (Ecken u. Rücken laienhaft mit Kunstleder bezogen/StaT.) Hausbibliothek für Länder- und Völkerkunde. Hrsg. von Dr. Karl Andree, 6. Band [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Windsor County, Vermont. From actual surveys by Hosea Doton.

      (The surveyor?), Pomfret, VT 1855 - First edition. Large broadside, 58 x 47 inches, townships hand-colored, the map enclosed within a wide floral border broken by 10 views (each 4 x 5 inches), mostly of Woodstock and Royalton, most of the space outside the county borders filled with 28 village plans. The map shows buildings and householders' names, mills, and other businesses. Not in Phillips. OCLC locates one copy (Old Sturbridge Research Library). Laid down on linen, with new edging and ties, original rollers. Some foxing, some restoration of the edges, but quite attractive. (1571) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesamtans., "Coblenz und Ehrenbreitstein".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Buhl n. P. Becker, um 1855, 24,3 x 38,8. Seltene und stimmungsvolle Darstellung, verlegt bei May & Wirsing in Frankfurt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Nebraska and Kanzas

      New York, 1855. Hand-colored engraved folding pocket map, 500x315 mm (19 1/2x12 1/2 inches); small nick along one edge, slight separation at one intersecting fold; folds into the original 12mo cloth case; ex-library, with remnant of label on case, discreet embossed stamp on map, and bookplate on map verso. Variant of Colton's map of 1854, without insets and portions of Texas and Utah. Map is dated twice as 1856 on the image, but the copyright notice is dated 1855. On other issues Kansas is spelled with an "s", while on this variant it is spelled with a "z." A much smaller version with a "z" reading was published in Colton's 1855 edition of Atlas of the World. We find no copies of this variant recorded or offered for sale.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        CHROMOLITHOGRAPH OF A "FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE. RICHARD NORRIS & SON, LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS, PHILADELPHIA."

      1855., 1855. 16 5/8" x 11 3/4' lithograph image, matted and framed to a 25 1/4" x 21" total size. In 1856, J. H. Colton & Co., issued a Philadelphia commercial edition of its ATLAS OF AMERICA, on the cover of which was stamped "Colton's Atlas With Business Cards of the Prominent Houses in Philadelphia, Commercial Edition." This was an atlas in which the Colton firm sold different size advertisements to be placed within the atlas, so that among the fine maps of North and South America which appeared in all their atlases, this version included numerous advertisements for Philadelphia business firms. Among these was this colorful lithograph of a freight locomotive built by Richard Norris and Son Company of Philadelphia. The freight engine is owned by the Ohio-Indiana Railroad, whose name is positioned in front of the cab. The company's name appears twice on the engine. The print was lithographed by L. Haugg, and printed in color by A. Brett. While the imposing freight locomotive dominates the picture, to the right and in the background is a view of the Norris & Company factory. A bright, colorful, and imposing image of the freight locomotive makes this a highly desirable train print of the leading and largest locomotive manufacturer in the United States, if not the world, during the 1850s. Fine.

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        Colton's Railroad and Township Map of New England, with Portions of the State of New York, the British Provinces, &c

      New York.: Colton, J. H., 1855. ... 53" x 46" (134 x 116 cm)... Second Edition (map first published in 1853). Very Good Condition. Re-backed by Green Dragon Bindery. Map shows some browning and a little faded along creases. Hand colored by county. Large decorative border with vignettes in each corner depicting New England scenes. Includes inset map of Canadian's maritime provinces. Disbound.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        Wappen der löblichen Bürgerschaft von Winterthur..

      Zürich, J. J. Siegfried, 1855. 8°, 1 Titel- + 12 Tafeln (Lithographien) , späterer Perg.- Bd. m. Deckelillustr. (Wappenschild der Familie Lichti), Deckel min. stockfleckig und angeschmutzt. Seidenhemdchen etwas stockfleckig. 1 Tafel leicht gelockert. Lithos min. fingerfleckig sonst sauber u. in kräftigen Kolorit. Preis in CHF: 550. Insgesamt werden 144 Wappen gezeigt.

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        Jefferson Davis, as Secretary of War, informs new West Point graduate Samuel Breck, Jr. that President Pierce has appointed him Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery ? later brevetted Brigadier General, Breck was Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at West Point 1860-1861

      Partly Printed Letter Signed ?Jeffer..Davis,? as Secretary of War, 1p, 7.75? x 9.75?. Washington, July 3, 1855. Completed in manuscript. To Brevet Second Lieutenant Samuel Breck, Jr., First Regiment of Artillery, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Soiling and dampstains do not materially affect Davis?s signature. Fine condition.Samuel Breck, Jr. (1834-1918), in the West Point Class of 1855, graduated 7th in a class of 34. On the day of his graduation, July 1, 1855, he was promoted to Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery. He served in Florida from 1855-1856 in the Third Seminole War. First Lieutenant Breck was Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at West Point from 1860-1861; Rev. John W. French was the Professor. From 1862-1865, Breck was Assistant Adjutant General. Appointed Major (1862), Bvt Lieutenant Colonel (1864), and Bvt Colonel (1865), in 1866, Breck was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General, to date from March 13, 1865, for ?faithful, diligent, and meritorious serv

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        NASHVILLE

      Nashville: J.F. Wagner Lith., [ca. 1855].. Tinted lithograph, 15 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches. Expertly repaired on verso. A striking image. Matted. A beautiful view of Nashville, showing the city in the decade before the outbreak of the Civil War. Running diagonally through the center of the view is the Cumberland River, and a large paddlewheel steamboat marked "U.S. Mail" is seen steaming along. Other steamboats are shown in the distance, and above the river is a long, impressive bridge being used by carriages and pedestrians. The riverbank on the left is undeveloped, while the land across the river is tightly packed with multi-story buildings. The view is flanked on the left by the Medical Department of the University of Nashville, and on the right by the Southern Methodist Publishing House. Nearby the publishing house is the City Hotel, one of the popular hotels of the period in the area. "The buildings are cleanly outlined, and there is a nice textural handling of the rock and of the foliage in the foreground" - Deák. Deák and Stokes & Haskell list the lithographer of this view as unknown, and the illustration of this print in both those references does not show any imprint. However, our copy is clearly imprinted, just below the lower left corner of the image, "J.F. Wagner Lith. Nashville, Tenn.," and Reps lists Wagner as the printer. Lithographer J.F. Wagner receives scant mention in Peters' AMERICA ON STONE, who lists only one small view for the firm's output. No copies of this view are located on OCLC, nor in the online catalogues of the Library of Congress or the American Antiquarian Society. Apparently Elder's Bookstore in Nashville produced a reproduction of this view in the early 1970s, which is the only listing in OCLC (at the University of Tennessee) and in Reps (at the Tennessee State Library). Rare, and a lovely view of a developing and important southern city just before the Civil War. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 712. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS OF URBAN AMERICA 3940. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS P. 1849-51 - F-68.

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        THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA IN FOUR PARTS

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1855. First American Edition. Embossed Cloth. Very Good binding. Octavo. 264pp. In publishers brown embossed cloth; early reback in sympathetic cloth with much of the original backstrip, including the gold stamped title, laid down; light shelfwear to the extremities; previous owner donation plate on the front pastedown; "duplicate" stamp on the verso of the second blank leaf is the only indication that this is from an institutional collection; light foxing/toning. 14 engravings after Theodor de Bry's engravings for Hariot's "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia." Extremely uncommon edition of one of the most important contemporary histories. (Sabin 5114; Howes B410). Very Good binding.

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        Gesamtans., v.d. Albertshöhe.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte u. Bordüre v. Könitzer b. O. Henning in Greiz, um 1855, 17 x 24.

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        A Monograph of the British Nudibranchiate Mollusca. Seven volume set plus supplementary volume

      London The Ray Society 1855. G: in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with minor edgewear. Closed tear to front board of volume II. Some browning. Occasional foxing and light marking within. Some pages uncut First Edition Blue cloth spine on grey card boards 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). [680pp.]. 90 lithographic plates, many hand-coloured. Supplementary volume published in 1910. Plates not paginated in running order. Collation as follows: volume i: 10 plates; vol ii. 13 plates; vol iii. 11 plates; vol IV. 12 plates; vol v: 15 plates; vol vi. 12 plates; vol vii 9 plates; vol viii. 8 plates.

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        Tennessean abolitionist asks Mississippi lawyers Miller & Kilpatrick to help him in his claim against a man who he is sure â??will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costsâ?¦â? â?? eight years later, Col. Miller was killed at Gettysburg in Pickettâ??s Charge

      Autograph Letter Signed â??H. Owen,â? 1.5p, 7.75â? x 9.75â?. Somerville, Tennessee, September 24, 1855. Original 5.5â? x 3.5â? postmarked envelope with embossed 3¢ Washington stamp addressed to â??Messrs Miller & Kilpattrick / Pontotock / Mississippiâ? through â??Memphis.â? Pontotock is about 85 miles southeast of Somerville.In part, â??I drop you a line to learn the exact condition of the claims I sent you on BD High â?¦ I am sure High will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costs. Several of my friends in his vicinity have claims against High & spoke of sundry items due to you but I believe they have concluded to wait awhile longer â?¦ I should go & do so myself on my claims â?? for I have no confidence in High. Perhaps you could do so for me as my attorneys. Should you be willing to act thus in the matterâ?¦â?Records of the American Colonization Society reveal that receipts were issued in Somerville,

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        Porträt Ernst Pömer 1855.

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

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        Les Contes Drolatiques

      sp;- Paris - Bureaux de la Societe Generale de Librairie 1855 - %0D%0AA collection of humorous tales brought to light by Balzac. %0D%0AIllustrated by 425 illustrations by Gustave Dore. %0D%0AIn French. %0D%0AHonore de Balzac (20 May 1799 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. %0D%0AIn a 'Tout' binding. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a blue crushed morocco leather binding with gilt embellishment to the spine and boards. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some foxing. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown, and a bookseller's label to the verso of front free end papers. There is a 'Tout' binder's stamp to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. %0D%0A%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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] &

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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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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        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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        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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