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        History of the Indian tribes of North America: with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs…

      Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart. 1855. Third octavo edition, considered by some to be the best of the octavos for the superiority of its coloring; 3 volumes, 120 brilliant hand-colored plates by J.T. Bowen; a stunning set in publisher's full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. with virtually no wear at all and with the plates in an extraordinarily fine and clean state. Originally published in three large folio volumes 1836-44. "These are the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed … The original oil paintings of which these plates were copies were all destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire" (Howes M129). Field 992: "The plates are accurate portraits of celebrated chiefs, or of characteristic individuals of the race; and are colored with care, to faithfully represent their features and costumes." Sabin 43411

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        Lastrea dilatata.

      Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856. - Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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        President. A.L.S

      Washington, 1855. unbound. Pierce, as president, to A.R. Sparks,Esq., inviting him to visit Pierce on the following day and thanking him for his kindness. 1 page, 8vo. Washington, Dec. 28, 1855. Signed in full: "...It will be agreeable to me to receive you tomorrow at 1 o'clock or at my other home which may better suit your convenience. With thanks for the kind interest and regard you are pleased to manifest towards myself...

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        Histoire de L´Empire Othoman

      Paris,Garnier freres libraires. 1855 - First edition. Premiere edition. VII,528 pgs and 18 steel engravings by Allom,Salmon and Leitch depicting views and monuments of the main places in Turkey.Original black cloth binding with pattern in the form of a oriental pavillion with figures inside. Spine richly gilt with arabesque motifs. Some minor spotting inside mostly affecting text. the plates are with strong impression and fine condition. Front cover slightly detached from spine. Edges gilt. A good copy in its original binding of this classcial text about Othoman Empire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. - Life as a Slave. Part II. - Life as a Freeman

      New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. First edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed with several light spots and minor loss from spine head & foot, spine toned. 1855 Hard Cover. xxxi, 464 pp. 8vo. Original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of Douglass engraved from a daguerreotype, engraving by N. Orr precedes each section. Douglass's second (and arguably his most important) book, split into two sections detailing his life as a slave and as a freeman. Douglass was among the most important advocates of abolition, not least for his involvement in the publication of several abolitionist newspapers (the most successful being The North Star). He was also an important figure in the suffrage movement. Sabin 20714.

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        Au Texas. 1e. Rapport a mes Amis; 2e. Bases et Statuts de la Société de Colonisation Européo-Américaine au Texas; 3e. Un Chapitre Final Comprenant, sous de Titre de Convention provisoire, les Bases d'un Premier Établissement Sociétaire.

      Au siège de la Société de Colonisation. Bruxelles; Librairie Phalanstérienne. Paris Deuxième Édition 1855 - pp. (iv), 334. 2 folding tables [lacking the map]. Later half calf and marbled boards, two leaves very slightly shaved at the fore-edges, a very good copy. *Rare - COPAC does not record a copy of this edition in French, only the German and English translations. Sadly, this copy lacks the map - it does not appear ever to have been bound in. A note on the front free end-paper states that the book was bound by Phillips, Brighton, in 1898 - perhaps it was lost at that point. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE? MONUMENTI DI PERUGIA ETRUSCA E ROMANA, DELLA LETTERATURA E BIBLIOGRAFIA PERUGINA. Nuove pubblicazioni per cura del Conte Giancarlo Conestabile.

      Tipografia Bartelli (1855-56). In-4 p. (mm. 300x215), 3 parti in 1 vol., cartonato muto coevo + Atlante di tavole in folio (mm. 500x375). Il vol. di testo è così suddiviso: Parte prima, ?Della vita, degli studi, e delle opere di Giambattista Vermiglioli?, pp. (10),180 + ?Appendice di documenti: Lettere o estratti di lettere indirizzate a G. Vermiglioli / varietà?, pp. CLII / Parte seconda, ?Il sepolcro dei Volunni?, pp. 148 / Parte Terza, ?Monumenti della necropoli del Palazzone circostanti al sepolcro de? Volunni?, pp. (12),248, con 1 tav. f.t. In fine ?Aggiunte, mende e dilucidazioni. L?Atlante (contenuto in astuccio mod. in tela con legacci), è completo di 109 magnifiche tavv. sciolte incise in rame (alc. a colori) ed è così composto: bross. edit. (restaur.), foglio di titolo, indice delle tavv. I-XVI che illustrano il "Sepolcro dei Volunni e dei monumenti" / Titolo, indice delle tavv. XVII-XXVI (le tavv. sono in effetti 11 perchè la 21 è bis) che illustrano i "Monumenti circostanti al sepolcro dei Volunni" / Titolo, indice delle tavv. XXVII-CVI + tavv. A e B, che illustrano "Monumenti venuti alla luce per escavazioni eseguite in vari punti del territorio di Perugia ed in parte esistenti nel museo o nelle collezioni particolari di detta città, in parte nei musei esteri, in parte smarriti o distrutti". "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Raro trovarla completa. Cfr. Borroni,II (IV/II),7383 - Brunet,V,1143 - Graesse,VII,286. Bell?esemplare, ben conservato. "Giovanni Battista Vermiglioli (1769-1848) fu archeologo, storico e numismatico. La sua attività di studioso fu rivolta ad illustrare in ogni campo e in ogni epoca la vita culturale perugina". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,XII, p. 711.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Atlas de la Geographie Ancienne, du Moyen Age, et moderne, adopte par L Universite, A l'usage des Lycees et des maisons d'education, pour suivre les Cours de Geographie et d' hisotire.,

      Paris, Felix Delamarche, 1855 - 34,5 x 28 cm., 36 Doppelseiten mit Karten, davon 34 grenzkoloriert deutliche, äußere Gebrauchsspuren an den Buchdeckeln, Ecken und Kanten alterbedingt stark berieben.Innen ordentlich. Die Buchseiten leicht angegilbt, zum Teil leicht fleckig. Einzelne wenige Doppelseiten mit kleinen Anrissen oder Fehlstellen, jedoch nur an den Rändern. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Die Karten ebenso ordentlich, lediglich mit der Patina der alten Zeit. Außen mittelmäßig, innen gut. Groß Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l' Electrisation localisée et de son application à la Physiologie, à la Pathologie et à la Thérapeutique, --- . Accompagné de 108 Figures intercalées dans le texte.

      Paris, Baillière. 1855 - In-8, XII- 926 pp., 1/2 basane noire, dos à nerfs orné, rel. de l' ép. Edition originale. Garrison & Morton 614, 1995 : "D. de Boulogne, the founder of electrotherapy". Petite fente à un mors sur 3 cm., autres défauts mineurs, bon ex. en très convenable reliure du temps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        U. S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION ... VOLUME 1: CHILE

      1855. Fine. GILLISS, Lieut. J. M. THE U. S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, DURING THE YEARS 1849-'50-'51-'52. VOLUME 1: CHILE. Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855. xiii + [3] + 556 pp. 4to., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Lacks backstrip, boards edgeworn, corners bumped/frayed, gilt cover vignette bright. Complete with all plates present and in excellent condition. The folding panorama of Santa Lucia, Santiago, measures 68 inches in length, and has hand-colored details, featuring figures in the foreground of a couple in native dress and a couple in Western attire. The maps are quite detailed, and the architectural plates are tinted. Good plus/fine plates.

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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination

      Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1855. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Poe, Edgar Allen. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1855, “The Cottage Library” series. Hardcover, 3 3/8 by 5 1/4-inches, frontis, [4] xxiv, 424 pp. Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, embossed decorations and “The Cottage Library” on the spine and embossed decorations on the upper and lower boards. Printed front and rear endpapers with “A List of Cheap Books” from The Cottage Library series. Light rubbing and wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. There is some splitting at the joints at the head and tail of the spine with faint hints of an old glue repair. Front and rear hinges are cracked but holding, the half-title page had been removed, and there is a slight cock to the spine. There is an 1886 gift inscription verso the ffep. Includes a “Memoir of the Author,” that was “derived from the particulars of his life,” by Rev. Rufus Griswold. The first printing of this collection (BAL 16208), with the Griswold introduction reprinted from The Works of the Late Edgar Allen Poe (1850, BAL 16158). An early popular edition published just six years after Poe’s death, WorldCat shows this scarce edition is held in print form by less than six institutions.

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        La Crinolinomanie

       Maison Martinet, Paris, 1855. Hardcover. Very Good. (Veuillez m’écrire par e mail pour voir l’information en français) Vernier’s satirical collection of lithographs gives us a humorous insight into the impracticalities of the mid-nineteenth century fashion for enormous, reinforced skirts, the “jupon-cage” or “crinoline”, supposedly devised and certainly popularised by the Empress Eugénie. The illustrations are caricatures, not just of this “mode de femme”, but of the pretentiousness of the bourgeoisie of the period. This is a very rare collection and it appears there are complete books held only in a handful of museums and art galleries worldwide, and individual lithographs only exist in few catalogued art collections There are 14 pages of hand coloured lithographs. The internal plates are by Destouches.The book measures 34cm x 26.5cm, with pale green boards with black titling and sketch of “La Crinoline a du bon!”, lithograph by Charles Fernique. The board covers (back and front) are detached and are rubbed and marked. There is only part of the spine present. The front and rear end-papers are foxed and the rear end-paper is creased and has a small amount of pencil writing along the top edge. The actual pictures have some foxing to the page edges and to the description printed under each picture but on the whole the prints themselves are very clean, bright and unmarked. The page numbers are not consecutive but the book has 14 bound pages (there is no text other than under each picture) and this agrees with the publisher's information I can find, so the book appears to be complete. The majority of the plates show Vernier’s signature. Charles Vernier was born in Paris on 23 April 1813 and died in Versailles on 2 August 1892 was an French artist, cartoonist and lithographer. He worked for Le Charlivari and illustrated and published several collections, most famously his various caricatures of contemporary society. An excellent collection in surprising good condition. Please email for any further information/photos etc

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        Traité élémentaire des chemins de fer.

      Langlois et Leclercq,, Paris, 1855 - 2 Bde. Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1855-1856. 8°. (4) III (1), 554 (2) S.; (4) II, 582 (2) S. Mit insges. 520 gest. Abb. im Text, 5 gef. lithogr. Karten, 10 Stahlstichtafeln und 4 gef. Tabellen. Spätere Leinenbände mit goldgepr. Rückenschild (Orig.-Umschläge miteingebunden). Auguste Perdonnet (1801-1867) war französischer Ingenieur und Eisenbahnpionier. Als Professor an der École centrale des arts et manufactures in Paris bot er schon 1831 eine erste Lehrveranstaltung über das Eisenbahnwesen an. - Die Karten zeigen folgende Eisenbahnnetze: I. England und Irland, II. Belgien und Holland, III. Frankreich, IV. Deutschland und V. Vereinigte Staaten. Die Tafeln zeigen: Aufschüttungsarbeiten beim Graben von Clamart, Viadukt von Val Fleury, Offenburger Eisenbahnbrücke von der Seite, Eingang der Offenburger Eisenbahnbrücke, Gare de l'Est in Paris, Gare du Nord in Paris, sowie die Lokomotiven Sharp-Robert, Stephenson, Crampton und Engerth. - Eingebundene Orig.-Umschläge fleckig. Seiten teilw. gebräunt und am Kopfsteg teilw. mit Wasserrand. Durchgehend stockfleckig. - Rückenschild von Bd. 2 mit beschabter Stelle. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Spätere Leinenbände mit goldgepr. Rückenschild (Orig.-Umschläge miteingebunden). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of the customs' tariffs of all nations : based upon a translation of the work of Mr. Hubner, augmented by additional information, brought down to the end of the year 1854 / by C.N. Newdegate. [ Zolltarife aller Lander. English ]

      London : John Murray, 1855. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [2], iii, [4], 368, [3] p ; 30 cm. Notes: Includes index. Subject: Tariff - Law and legislation. Bookplate of Joseph Cowen. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally re-cased in matching gilt-blocked cloth; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.

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        U. S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION . VOLUME 1: CHILE

      1855 - GILLISS, Lieut. J. M. THE U. S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, DURING THE YEARS 1849-'50-'51-'52. VOLUME 1: CHILE. Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855. xiii + [3] + 556 pp. 4to., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Lacks backstrip, boards edgeworn, corners bumped/frayed, gilt cover vignette bright. Complete with all plates present and in excellent condition. The folding panorama of Santa Lucia, Santiago, measures 68 inches in length, and has hand-colored details, featuring figures in the foreground of a couple in native dress and a couple in Western attire. The maps are quite detailed, and the architectural plates are tinted. Good plus/fine plates.

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        Dachau bei Ascheberg., Bleistiftzeichnung.

      - Signiert und bezeichnet "Dachau bey Ascheberg". Auf Velin. Mit kräftigen, breit angelegten Schraffuren ist der Wald summarisch aber dennoch differenziert erfasst. Die Schattierung verleiht dem Blatt tiefe, während der rechte Bildrand unfertig geblieben ist. - Mit Tusche grundiert. - Der Hamburger Künstler Berend Goos war als Landschafts- und Genremaler tätig. Erst ab 1855 widmete er sich der Malerei: er wurde von Hermann Kauffmann unterwiesen und ging auf dessen Anraten zu J.W. Schirmer nach Karlsruhe. Studienreisen führten Goos nach Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen, in den Harz und in den Schwarzwald. - Blattränder mit leichten Knickspuren. Unterrand etwas schwach gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Almanach de Jean Raisin Joyeux et Vinicole pour l'AnnEe 1855 [Dessins par Nadar]

      Paris: J. Bry AinE, 1855. (NADAR) 12mo. Tipped-in photo as frontispiece of Gustave Mathieu, engraved title by Nadar and illustrations throughout by Nadar and others. 180, [12, ads] pp. Half contemporary green morocco, front cover stamped in gilt with arms of C. de Mandre. Binding rubbed, one leaf (pp. 5-6) torn with loss at top corner. Bookplate. Grand-Carteret 2686 . The second year of this annual by poet Gustave Mathieu, containing humorous songs and stories about wine. The illustrations are by a young Nadar, who may have contributed the photograph tipped-in at the frontispiece

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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination

      Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1855. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Poe, Edgar Allen. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1855, “The Cottage Library” series. Hardcover, 3 3/8 by 5 1/4-inches, frontis, [4] xxiv, 424 pp. Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, embossed decorations and “The Cottage Library” on the spine and embossed decorations on the upper and lower boards. Printed front and rear endpapers with “A List of Cheap Books” from The Cottage Library series. Light rubbing and wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. There is some splitting at the joints at the head and tail of the spine with faint hints of an old glue repair. Front and rear hinges are cracked but holding, the half-title page had been removed, and there is a slight cock to the spine. There is an 1886 gift inscription verso the ffep. Includes a “Memoir of the Author,” that was “derived from the particulars of his life,” by Rev. Rufus Griswold. The first printing of this collection (BAL 16208), with the Griswold introduction reprinted from The Works of the Late Edgar Allen Poe (1850, BAL 16158). An early popular edition published just six years after Poe’s death, WorldCat shows this scarce edition is held in print form by less than six institutions.

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        Autograph letter

      Texas, 1855. unbound. Exceedingly rare A. L. signed twice with initials "J.S.B." 4 pages, 4to., Fort McIntosh, Texas, August 6, 1855, a lengthy personal letter to his younger sister, Abbie. In small part: "...I was ordered right out into camp and have been scouting...since...I am still here on a Court Martial and should not wonder if an order came up by the next mail to create the Court to 18 members and try a man for Murder and 3 for mutiny...The men I alluded to above belong to Capt. Rhetts Company. One of them shot down the orderly Sgt. with his revolver, putting one ball through his head and then stood deliberately over him and fired two through his body...We have a real tedious case before us a Dutchman with an interpreter...I grow more and more tired of foreign gibberish..." Signature has been clipped out of final page, with minor text loss as a result, yet two initialed signatures remain. Very good. Bowen was a Confederate major general attached to Breckinridge's division at Shiloh, where he was wounded. He also participated the the Vicksburg campaign until his death. Bowen in rare in any form.

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        EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS FOR A RAILROAD ROUTE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. WAR DEPARTMENT. ROUTE NEAR THE THIRTY- FIFTH PARALLEL, UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT. A.W. WHIPPLE, TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, IN 1853 AND 1854. REPORT UPON THE INDIAN TRIBES

      Washington. 1855.. 127pp. plus seven and fifteen tinted or colored lithographic plates. Quarto. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Some light tanning. Very good. An interesting hybrid, being Volume III, section 3 of the quarto series of the Pacific Railroad Survey reports, with fifteen added plates from Emory's boundary survey report and Ives' Colorado report, all of southwestern Indians. The attractive lithographic plates, many of them handsomely colored, are after drawings by Möllhausen and Schott. The plates depict members of various Indian tribes of the territories explored, their dwellings, handcrafts, etc. The Emory plates are the most striking and interesting ones to appear in that book, and include all of the Emory Indian plates. An unusual package. HOWES P3 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 263:3 (ref). FIELD 1647.

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        Sydney Hall's Travelling Atlas of the English Counties with all the Railroad.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1855... Sydney Hall's Travelling Atlas of the English Counties with all the Railroad, published by Chapman and Hall, London circa 1855. In a restored full leather binding size 21 by 15 cm. With 46 maps: the counties of England, the Channel Islands, folding maps of Wales, Scotland and Ireland and a double-page general map of England and Wales as called for. The maps are detailed and hand-coloured, with heights shown by shading or hachuring. Title gold-stamped to front. The front endpaper has a signature in ink, possibly by the original owner of the atlas. Beneath the title on the front board is added the words "English Counties" though the atlas is more comprehensive. Spine relaid. Good to Vg condition. Images available.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera cum novo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond.

      - HORACE BARRIAS PHOTOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES ED. 1855 Un des premiers livresillustrés par la photographie, relié par par M. Lortic grand relieur du XIXe siècle. Poésies d'Horace etcommentaires en latin accompagnés d'une présentation en français sur la vie d'Horace (Pages V à XLVI). Un des quelques exemplaires ornés de photographies originales ( en noir contrecollés in et hors texte) reproduisant les dessins deBarrias (cette édition est habituellement illustrée de gravures) en noir contrecollés in et hors texte. AUTEUR:Horace.; John Bond; TITRE:Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera cum novo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris : F. Didot, 1855. COLLATION: xlvi, 299 p., [9] planches : ill. ; 14 cm. FORMAT: In -12 de 14 x 9 cm RELIURE: Belle reliure en plein maroquin noir ( vert), dos à nerfs orné aux du titre et destrès fins fleurons au centre des encadrement à froid. Encadrements des plats avec au centre de trèsjolis fers ( arabesques) dorés. Double filet sur les coupes, et large dentelle intérieur dorée. ILLUSTRATIONS: Contrecollage de 18 photographies originales (1 frontispice, 6 planches hors-texte, 11 bandeaux photographiques d'après les dessins de Barrias) et 2 cartes doubles lithographiées in fine ( 1 plan topographique de la vallée de la Digentia et de la villa d'Horace + Carte de la villa d'Horace et ses environs). ETAT: Reliure réalisée par un des meilleurs relieur du XIXe siècle, décorative malgré lesfrottements d'usage, les mors légèrement fendillés à partir des coiffes. Intérieur en très bonétat. POIDS:450g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855., 1855. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with textual points and November 1855 catalogue. Octavo pp. iv, 316, (12 ads.). Publisher's elaborately blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and pale yellow endpapers. A little rubbing to corners; head and tail of spine gently bumped. Occasional light spotting, but generally clean pages with a bookseller's label to front pastedown and an owner's pencil inscription to first blank. A lovely near fine copy of an American classic.

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        Division of Sledges Finding and Cutting a Road Through Heavy Hummocks. In the Queen's Channel. [Plates VIII & IX on one Leaf From the Rare]: "A Series of Fourteen Sketches made During the Voyage up Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin, K.C.H., and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery-Ships Erebus and Terror; together with a Short Account of Each Drawing."

      Day and Son, London 1855 - London: Day and Son, May 1, 1855. Tinted lithograph, printed images each ca. 15x23 cm (6x9 in). Recently matted lithographs in very good condition. "Walter William May, lieutenant on the Assistance, whose sketches would form the basis of a handsome plate book" (Howgego Polar Regions 1850-1940, B15). The Assistance was part of Sir Edward Belcher's expedition which searched the Wellington Channel (1852-54). Belcher's "expedition is distinguished from all other Arctic expeditions as the one in which the commanding officer showed an undue haste to abandon his ships when in difficulties, and in which one of the ships so abandoned rescued herself from the ice, and was picked up floating freely in the open Atlantic" (Oxford DNB); Abbey Travel II, 646.

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        Flower Fables

      Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. Alcott's first book which she had written at age 16. Only 1600 copies were published. Frontispiece and 5 other inserted plates, 182pp., bound in the brown "T" cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Text and plates are remarkably clean and fresh without foxing or toning, presentation..." Presented to Kendrick Fowl(?) Jan. 1, 1856". Most likey a gift to a student but not by Alcott. Boards have faded to a pale purple, spine sunned, air pocket to a small area of cloth of upper board, small area with a damp stain to rear board at spine but no penetration to leaves. A very good copy with surprisingly clean pages and plates.[see BAL 142]. First Edition. Small Octavo.

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        The Knickerbocker Gallery: A Testimonial to the Editor of the Knickerbocker Magazine from its Contributors

      New York: Samuel Hueston, 1855. First. hardcover. near fine. Frontispiece portrait and illustrated throughout with 48 other steel engraved portrait plates, protected by tissue. 505pp. Short thick 4to. Beautifully bound in original thick leather with charming gilt-stamped pictorial covers and spine, a.e.g. N.Y.: Samuel Hueston, 1855. First edition. A near fine copy.

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        President. A.L.S.

      Washington 1855 - Signed in full: ".It will be agreeable to me to receive you tomorrow at 1 o'clock or at my other home which may better suit your convenience. With thanks for the kind interest and regard you are pleased to manifest towards myself." Pierce, as president, to A.R. Sparks,Esq., inviting him to visit Pierce on the following day and thanking him for his kindness. 1 page, 8vo. Washington, Dec. 28, 1855.

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        Correspondance inédite. * 2 volumes.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1855 - Précédée d'une introduction par Prosper Mérimée. Ornée d'un beau portrait de Stendhal. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1855. Belle reliure demi-basane prune de l'époque. Dos à faux nerfs à froid orné et doré. Très rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cellular-Pathologie

      Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer. FIRST EDITION in rare original wrappers of Virchow's foundational paper "Cellular-Pathologie" including the first appearance of his famous axiom "Omnis cellula a cellula" Virchow's landmark paper, "Celular-Pathologie," "appeared as the leading article in the eighth volume of the Archiv that Virchow had himself founded. It is essentially a clarion call to pathologists to abandon speculative and philosophically based models of disease and to strive instead to explain all pathological processes in cellular (and experimental) terms. In this article, Virchow... argues forcibly that free cell formation out of non-cellular elements does not occur: 'For gene ratio aequivoca, even if it is conceived as some kind of self-excitation, is still either downright heresy or the work of the devil. And if, indeed, we defend not only the hereditary character of generations on a large scale but also legitimate succession in the formation of cells, then that is assuredly not suspect testimony. In accordance with the outlook of cellular pathology, I formulate the doctrine of the pathological generation of neoplasia simply this: Omnis cellula a cellula.' (Harris, The Cells of the Body). "Virchow did not include the motto in the first edition of his book on cellular pathology, published three years later. In the second edition, however, it appears in an slightly changed form: 'Where a cell arises, there a cell must have previously existed (omnis cellula e cellula)" (Rather et al. Commentary on the Medical Writings of Rudolf Virchow). IN: Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Band VIII, Hft 4, pp. 3-39. Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1855. Octavo, original green printed wrappers, custom box. Chips to the wrappers with significant wear to spine. Extremely rare in original wrappers.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1855 - First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL printed wrappers from the publisher with 20 parts bound in 19 wrappers. All the wrappers are in very good condition with some wear and tear. ALL the ads called for are present in the books. Overall, a lovely set bound from December 1855 starting with the first volume to June 1857 ending with the last one. The wrappers are protected in leather cases for preservation and presentation. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Knickerbocker Gallery: A Testimonial to the Editor of the Knickerbocker Magazine from its Contributors.

      Samuel Hueston, New York 1855 - Frontispiece portrait and illustrated throughout with 48 other steel engraved portrait plates, protected by tissue. 505pp. Short thick 4to. Beautifully bound in original thick leather with charming gilt-stamped pictorial covers and spine, a.e.g. N.Y.: Samuel Hueston, 1855. First edition. A near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels among Alpine scenery / by Dr. Cheever and J.T. Headley

      London : James Blackwood, 1855. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 396 p. , plates ; 18 cm. Subject: Alps - Description and travel - Travel literature. Very good copy in the original blind-tooled boards, with a gilt vignette to front panel. Gilt-tooled title to spine. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        ICONOGRAFIA ESPANOLA: COLLECCION DE RETRATOS, ESTATUAS, MAUSOLEOS Y DEMAS MONUMENTOS INÉDITOS DE REYES, REINAS, GRANDES CAPITANES, ESCRITORES, ETC. Desde el Siglo XI hasta el XVII, copiados de los orginales.

      Imprenta de Don Ramon Campuzano 1855-1864 In folio (mm. 557 x 370), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (lievi abras.), taglio sup. dorato, pp.nn. 16 (di introduzione) e una straordinaria raccolta di 92 magnifiche tavv. disegnate dal vero da Valentin Carderera e litografate in tinta (9 sono cromolitografie), ciascuna con una o più figure, con testo biografico e descrittivo, in spagnolo e in francese, dello stesso Carderera. Collezionista, archeologo, pittore e scrittore spagnolo, Valentin Carderera y Solano (Huesca 1796 - Madrid 1880) fu un profondo studioso del mondo medioevale e un entusiasta valorizzatore dell?opera di Goya, soprattutto nell?ambito della incisione. Unendo l?interesse archeologico per i cimeli del passato e le più moderne tecniche di stampa, l?artista ci mostra con la sua eccezionale raccolta una galleria di uomini e donne illustri della storia spagnola. Con i suoi disegni di re, regine, religiosi, capitani e scrittori, "l?Iconografia espanola" rende omaggio alle figure più incisive di certa storia patria che Carderera e i suoi contemporanei contruibuirono a costruire. La collezione - considerata il suo capolavoro - presenta anche statue, mausolei, sepolcri e monumenti, armi, armature e i più curiosi costumi che coprono un lasso di tempo di sette secoli, dall?XI al XVII. Come precisato nel prologo: ?Nous avons suivi, dans cet ouvrage, le cours des événements les plus saillants en y ajoutant une courte notice historique sur l?art, les costumes et les usages, et nous avons adapté pour cela l?ordre chronologique des personnages comme étant le plus logique et le plus clair?. La raccolta apre con le immagini di: Don Fernando I, el Magno - Don Alonso VI - D.a Urraca - su esposo D. Ramon de Borgona - D. Alonso VII, el Emperador e termina con Santa Teresa de Jesus y su hermana D.a Juana Ahumada. "Rarissima edizione originale". Con ingialliture o fiorit. per lo più marginali, ma certamente un buon esemplare su carta forte.

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        LA HAGGADA OU LA CEREMONIE RELIGIEUSES DES ISRAELITES - PENDANT LES DEUX PREMIERES SOIREES DE PAQUE - HEBREU/FRANCAIS - TRADUCTION NOUVELLE - 2EME EDITION.

      LIBRAIRIE ISRAELITE 1855 - R240048425: 59 pages - couverture muette - plat très abimé - rousseurs avec quelques conséquences sur la lecture - augmenter d'une carte en noir et blanc à deplier et de quelques phrases musicale - ouvrage partiellement désolidarisé - à lire de droite à gauche - frontispice. In-8 Broché. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 290-Religion comparée. Autres religions [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        RISE AND PROGRESS OF MINNESOTA TERRITORY. INCLUDING A STATEMENT OF THE BUSINESS PROSPERITY OF SAINT PAUL; AND INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THE DIFFERENT COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES IN THE TERRITORY, etc., etc., etc

      Saint Paul: Published by C.L. Emerson, Minnesota Democrat Office, 1855.. iv,[4],64pp. Quarto. Original printed front wrapper bound into modern polished limp black calf (lacks rear wrapper). Text lightly dampstained, some pencil notes. First leaf (advertisements) with 25% loss to upper portion. Otherwise very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. Emerson, an early Minnesota land surveyor and civil engineer, obtained an intimate knowledge of Minnesota country and its pioneers through his professional travels. This interesting work provides a history of the settlement of Minnesota Territory from 1838 onward, as well as a directory of merchants, printing presses, lawyers, land agents, physicians, clergymen, hotels and taverns, traders, fur dealers, and even two artists. A table of distances is included for the potential settler, as well as several pages of local advertising matter. Very rare. Howes notes only four known copies, but OCLC currently locates eight copies. MINNESOTA IMPRINTS 84. GRAFF 1245. HOWES E138, "b." SABIN 49306. STREETER SALE 1965. EBERSTADT 133:646.

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        Narrative & Final Report of Explorations...Route for Pacific Railroad,

      near the 47th & 49th Parallels of North Latitude, from St. Paul to Puget Sound. 1855. Washington DC: House of Representatives, Thos. H. Ford, Printer, 1860. 4to, 358pp, 41pp. BOOK I contains 2 large folding maps, 1 large folding chart, and 70 tinted lithographic views of western US scenery, including a folding panorama. Orig. half calf & marbled boards, green title labels, quite rubbed with some loss to spine head. Wagner-Camp- Becker 267:2. Very little foxing, very nice internally. Book 2, which completes this section, has only natural history plates.

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        Les Chutes de Niagara, vue générale. Niagara Falls, General View

      New York: Max Jacoby, [1855 or later]. Hand-coloured aquatint, by Salathé, printed by Boussod Valadon & Cie. (expert repairs to margins, occasionally touching image, one small area supplied in manuscript facsimile). 23 1/4 x 37 inches. 26 x 37 1/2 inches. A fine coloured issue of a spectacular image of one the great natural wonders of the world. Little appears to be known about Sebron. He studied painting with Louis Daguerre and began his career painting dioramas, church interiors, and occasional portraits. He spent from 1849 to about 1855 in the United States painting American views (chiefly dioramas). He first visited Niagara in 1850. There is some evidence that he returned to Canada from 1855-1863, but later lived and worked in Rome. Cf. J. Russell Harper, Early Painters and Engravers in Canada, p. 283; cf. Lane, Impressions of Niagara, 229 (coloured issue); cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 39.

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        The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol Written in the Camp .... with illustrations drawn in the camp by the author

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1855. First edition. Original blind stamped red cloth. Plates slightly foxed and the inscription on t.p -'W.B.Scott' has slightly offset its ink on margin of the coloured frontispiece. Binding rubbed at extremities but having been professionally reset in its case it is a sound complete and very good copy of a scarce book. Octavo, pp. xv, 339. 4 chromolithograph plate ( one folding) and 6 tinted lithographs ( one folding) so ten plates in all. Folding engraved map The book was reprinted in 1968. it is a classic account of a tragically mismanaged and costly military campaign. There is a whole chapter on 'Hospitals in the Bosphorus which includes one of the earliest mentions of Florence Nightingale and her work.

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        MINNESOTA

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1855.. Folding color map, 12 x 15 inches. Original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Hinge worn. Map especially bright and clean. Fine. One of the earliest pocket maps of Minnesota, extending its western border deep into what would become Dakota Territory, but here labeled "Northwest Territory." This is one of two Minnesota maps issued by Colton in 1855, in addition to a Chapman sectional map and a similar effort by Ensign & Thayer. Colton also produced Minnesota maps in 1853 and 1854. Quite rare. Not in Phillips' MAPS, nor Rumsey, nor Wheat TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST (MINNESOTA) 0678.

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        Asplenium fontanum...Plate XXXV

      London: Henry Bradbury/Bradbury & Evans, 1855. unbound. very good. Botanical print. Nature-printed copper engraving with hand coloring. Page measures 21.25" x 13.75". This botanical print comes from Moore's series of ferns, which is regarded as one of the best examples of Victorian era nature-printing. Wildly popular at the time of its production, the image owes its exquisite delicacy to a nature-printing method called electrolysis, in which the actual plant was pressed into lead to make an imprint which was then transferred to a copper plate. This process allowed the most minute details and venations of leaves to be recorded, as this lovely image demonstrates. This print is in good condition, with stains on the right and bottom edges and minor scattered foxing. Thomas Moore (1821--1887) was a British botanist who served as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden for much of his life. His "Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland" was one of the first of the genre printed in England and is considered one of the finest examples of nature-printing ever produced. Please visit our gallery for more examples of Moore's beautiful work.

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