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        THE FRIEND. A SEMI-MONTHLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO TEMPERANCE, MARINE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE containing within the only issue published of THE FOLIO, The First Newspaper For Women's Rights

      Honolulu, Oahu, HI: Polynesian Press; New Era and Argus Office(1855-1856). First Edition, New Series Volume IV, Numbers I - 12 and Volume V, Numbers 1 - 10; Old Series, Volumes XII and XIII. Quarto (9-1/8" x 11-5/8") bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards; 92, 4, 80 pages. Despite the sub-title, the journal was issued monthly. It includes much material of historical interest including the funeral of Kamehameha III and inauguration of Kamehameha IV, the annexation of the Sandwich Islands, the Chinese in the Sandwich Islands, and numerous pieces about temperance, whaling, shipwrecks, and even an interesting paragraph on photography. Tucked within all of this is the only issued published of THE FOLIO, The First Newspaper For Women's Rights and The First Feminist Journal Published West Of The Mississippi. According to an article in THE HAWAIIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY (Volume XIX, 1985)---"The Folio of 1855--A Plea for Women's Rights," by Helen G. Chapin and David W. Forbes---the issue "is a blend of older, more conventional sentiments of women's natural superiority with more radical and newer ideas--in other words, double messages by which women and men intellectually and emotionally encompass ambiguities. Nevertheless, the total effect is one of a vigorous feminism." The first words of the paper are based on the Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls women's rights statement: "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a person or class of persons to sever the ties with which nature or society has bound them to a certain position or line of conduct.... We hold it to be a self-evident fact, that man [italics] is possessed of certain inalienable rights, and in the beginning, we declare ourselves free and independent of any disposition to invade those rights." The tone then softens a bit and the manifesto declares that women will claim their rights "not with tongue or sword, but pen." The articles in THE FOLIO were anonymously written, but research indicates that the authors were likely Julia Damon, the Rev. Damon's wife, and Catherine Whitney, wife of Henry Whitney, editor of the PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. The articles within include verses, prayers, and stories about superior women who were wives and mothers--even one who saved a ship at sea when her husband the captain suddenly became ill. In one piece the author wittily warns men about the volcanic fires of Mauna Loa avenging women., Hardcover, Light and occasional browning and foxing. Near Fine and quite scarce

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        Landschaftsbild mit Bauernhaus. ?Das Kandertal mit Reichenbachfall, im Hintergrund Rothorn?. Nach der Natur gez. u. aquarelliert.

      o.J., um 1855, - 28.5x42.5 cm, sommerliche Ansicht in ?warmen Farben und goldenem Ton?, links unten signiert und auf verso hs. bezeichnet, 1 Blatt. Friedrich Horner wurde mit 15 Jahren Schüler von Huber und Birmann in Basel und fand dann seine weitere Ausbildung in Paris und München. Seine Neigung zog ihn zur Landschaftsmalerei, bei welcher er sich fast ausschliesslich der Aquarelltechnik bediente. Man rühmte anseinen Arbeiten besonders den warmen, goldenen Ton. Durch eine selbst erfundene Mischung der Aquarellfarben mit einer Leimsubstanz gab er ihnen eine aussergewöhnliche Leuchtkraft und zugleich auch eine bei Aquarellen sonst nicht vorhandene Haltbarkeit. (Brun Lex.). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun, SKL Bd.2, S. 88; Benezit, volume 7, 304. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Eine Sammlung von 584 kolorierten Kupfertafeln mit dazugehörigen Textblättern.

      Nürnberg, Selbstverlag, 1796-1855. - Blattgröße jeweils ca. 13,3 x 9,3 cm. Lose in 20 marmorierten Halbleinen-Mappen der Zeit mit Schließbändern, 14 x 10 cm. Pritzel 9026. Nissen 1910. Junk, Rara, 68. Jackson 293. Rick-H. 303. Uellner 1751. Thieme-B. XXXII, 251. Stafleu-C. 13335. Volbracht 2073. - Die vorhandenen Tafeln gehören zur Abteilung der Phanerogamen und zeigen Pflanzen der Klassen I-VI, VIII-XV, XVII-XXIII. - Text unterschiedlich gebräunt; Tafeln sehr vereinzelt mit Verfärbungen des Kolorits, insgesamt kaum fleckig. Flowering plants (phanerogams) of Germany. A collection of 584 handcoloured engravings with corresponding text pages. Loose in 20 small cloth backed folders. - Some text pages browned, plated overall clean, nearly spotless. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855–6. 3 volumes octavo. Original dark blue cloth, title gilt to spines, spine decoration and panelling to the boards in black, terracotta surface-paper endpapers with advertisements to the pastedowns. 15 plates of which 5 chromolithographs (including the famous portrait of Burton as "The Pilgrim" mounted as frontispiece to vol. 2), 8 single-tint lithographs, engraved plate of "Bedouin and Wahhabi Heads", 4 maps and plans of which 3 folding. Rubbed overall, spines darkened and rolled, headcaps and joints expertly restored, a few small marks to sides, light wear to bumped tips, and occasionally to board-edges, scattered mild spotting, pale foxing to a few plates, generally restricted to the margins only, pale tide-mark to upper outer corner of vol. 2 frontispiece, vol. 2 sigs. Z7-8 roughly opened along fore edge, the text unaffected, vols. 3 sigs. H4-5 loose at foot, held by upper cords. A very good copy. First edition. Forbidden to non-Muslims, less than half a dozen Europeans were known to have made the hajj, or pilgrimage, to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina and lived, and of those only the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt had left a detailed account. Burton made the pilgrimage in complete disguise as a Muslim native of the Middle East, an exploit of linguistic and cultural virtuosity which carried considerable risk. During the several days that Burton spent in Mecca, he performed the associated rites of the pilgrimage such as circumambulating the Kaaba, drinking the Zemzem water and stoning the devil at Mount Arafat. His resulting book surpassed all preceding Western accounts of the holy cities, made him famous and became a classic of travel literature, described by T. E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value". Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of noted Anglo-Indian judge and educationalist Herbert M. Birdwood, dated Bombay 1859, to the front free endpaper of volume 1, with his later inscription presenting the book to one Edward J. Webb, Ahmedabad, 31 October 1861. Birdwood (1837-1909) arrived in Bombay in 1859 after completing his education in England. One of his early postings was as an assistant collector in Ahmedabad. Between 1892 and 1897 he was judicial and political member of the executive council of the governor of Bombay, during which time he served briefly as acting governor of the presidency in the brief interval between the departure of Lord Harris and arrival of Lord Sandhurst.

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        Deans New Scenic Books No.2 Robinson Crusoe

      Dean & Son, Limited, London 1855 - Rare copy of what are generally acknowledged as the first published pop-up books. There were four titles in the series, Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Robinson Crusoe was number two in the series and comprises 8 hand-colored lithographed plates each comprising 3 layer stand up scenes operated by ribbons. Pages are generally clean and bright, especially for age, some slight tanning, some grubby marks, some small stains, small nicks. Corners stubbed, curled. Endpapers are adverts for other Dean publications. Cracked to binding. Covers, pictorial boards, reasonably clean and bright for age, some grubby marks, scuffing, wear patches, some text missing from rear board. Corners, and edges, bumped, rubbed, worn. Spine, black cloth, tiny tears to ends. No publishing date to book but, I believe, this series was published between 1850-1860. Most importantly the eight pop-ups, still with what I believe are the original blue ribbons, are in good working order and in nice clean condition especially for age. Overall, for age, this rare copy is in good clean working order. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dozen Pair of Wedding Gloves

      London: James Blackwood, 1855 - First Edition. A Christmas offering illustrated by ÒPhiz.Ó Bound with the front and back wrappers in later 19th century calf by Zaehnsdorf (somewhat worn and soiled); spine in compartments with gilt decoration and inlaid black morocco; top edge gilt; very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Carawane nach Mecca.

      Vienna, Matthias Trentsensky (printed by E. Sieger), [ca. 1855]. - Oblong folio (ca 370 x 240 mm). With 11 (of 24) numbered leaves containing 52 hand-coloured lithographic pen-drawings of people, animals, equipment & gear and goods, from a caravan travelling to Mecca, each drawing including a base for cutting out, mounting on card stock or wood, and arranging them upright in three-dimensional scenes. Lacking 12-24 (of 24). Loose leaves. The first eleven leaves of a very rare lithographic print series issued in parts. Most copies were probably cut up by children and destroyed in play. The human figures to be cut out include Turkish, Arabic, African and Middle Eastern men and women in Islamic costume, including both masters and servants, some of the men with a variety of firearms, spears, daggers, and various gear and goods. There are also camels, horses and donkeys, often with their gear for riding or for carrying loads. The series must have provided many children and adults with their first notion of Muslim society and culture and is rich in authentic details. "Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens" dates the series to ca. 1855, just after Sir Richard Burton's famous visit to Mecca disguised as an Afghan in 1853 (he was one of the few Europeans who had ever visited Mecca and lived to tell of it). The complete series of 24 leaves comprised four groups of leaves, each leaf with the title, relevant subtitle and imprint (without date) at the foot: 1-6: Die Ueberbringung des heiligen Teppich; 7-13: Die Reise durch die Wüste (not present here: 14-16: Das Lager in der Wüste; 17-24: Die Gefahren der Wüste). The artist is not named. The drawings are printed on unwatermarked wove paper. The paper is fairly thin and the drawn bases have no folding tabs, as the publisher intended the cut-outs to be pasted onto card stock with a folding tab at the foot of the base or wood so that they could stand without support. - Occasional pencil marks. Some edge flaws and duststains, waterstains and browning. Includes two uncoloured sheets (numbered 10 and 23) on somewhat later, stronger paper. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens: der Wiener Verlag Trentsensky (1977), 111. Katharina Siefert, ed., Paläste, Panzer, Pop-up-Bücher: Papierwelten in 3D (2009), with a chapter, "Die Carawane nach Mecca", pp. 31-38. Not in KVK; WorldCat.

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        Die Eier der Europäischen Vögel. Nach der Natur gemalt. Mit einer Beschreibung des Nestbaues von Ludwig Brehm.

      Iserlohn, Baedeker, 1855 - 81 nn. Bll. (Text). 1 getönter lithograph. Titel und 40 farbig lithograph. Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Bandes (d. i. Lfg. 1 bis 5 von 10 plus Supplement) dieser großangelegten Monographie über die Eier der europäischen Vögel mit dem Text von Ludwig Brehm. Nissen 54. Anker 21: "The text is not confined to a description of the eggs but gives information as to the distribution of the birds described". - Friedrich Wilhelm Justus Baedeker (1788 - 1865) gehörte zur weitverzweigten Verleger- und Buchhändlerfamilie Baedeker. Bekannt wurde er als Ornithologe und Oologe und besasseine große Eiersammlung. Er malte Bilder von Vögeln und Vogeleiern, die von seinen zeitgenossen hoch gelobt wurden. Sein Hautwerk sind seine Illustrationen zu dem Werk "Die Eier der Europäischen Vögel" das von 1835 bis 1863 in 10 Lieferungen (plus einem Supplement mit reinem Text) mit insgesamt 80 Tafeln erschien. - Es fehlt der Band 2. - Etw. fleckig und gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Fol. HLdr. der Zeit mit Deckel- und Rückentitel (etw. bestoßen und beschabt). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographie originale: St. Niklaus Oberwallis (Saint Nicolas, Village dans les Alpes / Alpendorf). Signature en bas à droite sur la photogr. ?Bisson frères?.

      Timbre ovale ?Dépot général de Photographies, 35 Boulevard des Capucines et Rue Neuve-Saint-Augustin, 1855, - 34x45.5 cm photogr. (47.5x59 cm la feuille de support), photographie originale montée sur support blanc d?origine, 1 feuille. Les frères Bisson ont séjourné en Suisse au début 1855, (Oberland-Bernois et le Valais). Le cachet ovale à été utilisé selon le catalogue de la Bibliothèque Nationale à Paris, de 1856 à 1857. Vue prise en 1855, avant le 25 juillet, et probablement publiée au début de 1856 (après leur rentrée à Paris). Très recherchées, les photographies alpines des frères Bisson sont parmi les premières en grand format.Am 25 Juli 1855 gab es ein furchtbares Erdbeben im Vispertal, ?der grösste Schrecken herrschte in Visp, obschon das Erdbeben in St.Niklaus wegen der Felsstürze viel grauenhafter und drohender als dort auftrat? (Aus dem Tagebuch von Herrn Pfarrer Tscheinen in Törbel. Aus: Der Wahrheit näher v. Taugwalder & Jaggi)). Diese Aufnahme ist also vor dem Erdbeben aufgenommen. Das Dorf und der Zwiebelturm von St.Niklaus wurden 1857 wieder neu gebaut oder restauriert (Kirchturm dann mit Uhr).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Les Frères Bisson photographes. De flèche en cime 1840-1870. (Cat. de la Bibl. Nat. à Paris, 1999), p. 195. (pour le facsimilé de la signature ainsi que pour le cachet ovale à bord chantouré cf. p. 198).

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        Leaves of Grass

      Brooklyn, NY: 1855. A Very Good copy, rare in the original cloth. This copy has been recased, reversing old repairs and closing some tears to the cloth near the spine that would otherwise have gotten worse. Small blank margin of the frontis portrait chipped and renewed. The title page is frayed at the edges and with some large tears, which have all now been professionally secured. Internal contents show some smudges and wear, but the book is complete and in its original binding. BAL state A binding, with extra gilt and all page edges gilt, state A of the frontis portrait, on thick card-stock, state B of the copyright notice, printing the notice in two lines, and state B of page iv with "and" spelled correctly. Also, with the first state of leaf 49 reading "And the night is for you and me and all." (Gary Schmidgall: "1855: A Stop-Press Revision") Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Perhaps the most important collection of poetry in American Literature. Although "Leaves of Grass" was first greeted with derision and even shock - Boston's district attorney attempted to have some of the poems suppressed as obscene and Whitman was fired from his job - it eventually claimed its rightful place in the American canon. Whitman wrote the collection after he was inspired by Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, and the poems in Leaves of Grass are noted for their sensualist focus on nature and the human form. They include some of Whitman's most famous works, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing of the Body Electric." Despite the collection's fame and success, Whitman re-wrote and edited the collection many times, with the final edition containing over 400 poems. Whitman himself helped pay for the printing of the first edition, the run of which contained only 800 copies, most of which were unbound. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of Leaves of Grass is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Unsurprisingly, the book has had numerous admirers. Harold Bloom has called the book the "secular scripture of the United States", and Ezra Pound referred to Whitman as "America's Poet." "The whole body of these Poems--spiritually considered--is alive with power, throbbing and beating behind and between the lines. There is more here than mere oddity, and barbaric indifference to elegant forms of speech; there is a living soul--no matter whether its owner drove an omnibus once, or stands on State street and chaffers greedily every day for gold--and that soul insists on giving itself to its fellows, even if it has to rend the most sacred rules of speech to achieve its larger liberty... It is the texture of the stuff that tells, because it is that which is going to endure." (Contemporary Review of 1860 edition, Boston Banner of Light). Very Good. Very Good

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        Panorama von Gratz in Vogelperspektive". Altkolorierte Lithographie von Josef Kuwassegg, gedruckt bei Leykam.

      Graz, Lorenz Greiner, (ca. 1855). - Zahn 1145/54. Celedin Abb. 58. - Ungemein detailgetreues Panorama der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung aus der Höhe von St. Peter aufgenommen. Das Blatt reicht von St. Martin im Westen bis nach Maria Trost im Osten und zeigt neben der Stadt im Hintergrund die verschneite Bergwelt im Westen und Norden der Stadt (Koralpe, Stubalpe, Gleinalpe usw.). - Weißer Rand etw. fleckig. Mehrere restaurierte Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung). Sammlerstempel. Knickfalte. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        LE STORIE DI POLIBIO DA MEGALOPOLI 3 vol VOLGARIZZATE SUL TESTO GRECO DELLO SCHWEIGHAUSER E CORREDATE DI NOTE DAL DOTT.I.KOHEN DA TRIESTE

      UTET, TORINO 1855 - ITALIANO 3 vol. in un unico tomo, con rilegatura in mezza pelle, con piatti cartonati, neri, usurati ai bordi, agli angoli, con abrasioni e con strappi, dorso con titoli e cornici d'oro e con adesivo biblioteca al piede, presenza di macchie di vernice verde, pagine con fioriture, piccola traccia di umidità e bruniture del tempo, presenza anche di alcuni fori di tarlo ai margini senza comunque inficiare i testi

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        Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the “Ologies” Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.

      Near Fine. London, James Blackwood, 1855 (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece mounted on linen by William McConnell, who did all the other illustrations. 8vo, 180 mm x 120 mm, 88 pages with 8 pages of James Blackwoods advertisements for Christmas presents and illustrated books. Cloth spine with gilt lettering: Blackwoods Comic Zadkiel 1855. The advertisements show slight foxing, two leaves slightly trimmed when the original paper boards were laid down on stiff pasteboard and the linen spine added, otherwise interior fine. Of note is the illustration of two families, one black and one white socializing over the caption, America Fifty Years Hence. With the book plate of William Asheton Tonge, Gent. Staneclyffe Disley.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        How to Settle in Victoria: or, Instructions on the Purchase and Occupation of the Land; with Observations on Gardening and Farming; the Growth of the Vine, and other Fruit Trees; the Nature and Quality of the Australian Soils; and on the Use of Manures. To which is added, a Rural Calendar, Description of the Climate, and other Useful Information. By Rusticus

      Melbourne, Slater, Williams, and Hodgson, 1855. Duodecimo (160 x 105 mm), [i] (front pastedown advertisements), viii, 118, [5] (first blank, followed by advertisements, including those on the rear pastedown) pages; the front flyleaf, described in Ferguson as '[ii] (advertisement, verso blank') has been removed. Dark green textured cloth with the paper title-label on the front cover; cloth a little marked and stained, and worn at the extremities; title-label discoloured, with the bottom right-hand portion torn away, with some loss of the short sub-title text; edges discoloured; mild signs of age and use; a decent copy of a book rarely seen, in any condition. Ferguson 8079. Provenance: Robert O'Hara Burke, with his full initials (ROHB) written in pencil at the head of the title page. (Early pencilling on the five pages of advertisements and two blank pages, comprising a short list of farm-related items, a few sketch plans, and some arithmetical calculations, are in another hand, presumably that of a subsequent owner of the book.) Burke's place in history needs no lengthy introduction. The Burke and Wills Expedition 'was significant because it was the first to cross the continent from south to north. It was also notorious because it resulted in the greatest loss of life [seven men] of any expedition to the Australian interior. The Expedition set out on 20 August 1860 to travel from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and return.... Four men, including Burke and Wills, made it as far as the mangrove area close to the Gulf (Flinders River). One man (John King) survived the return journey. Burke and Wills starved to death in tragic circumstances on the banks of Cooper's Creek [at the end of June 1861].... It is generally agreed that the many wrong decisions taken by Burke as leader of the expedition contributed to its tragic ending. A police officer by training, he was impatient, a poor leader, had little knowledge of bushcraft and no experience of how to live off the land' (National Library of Australia: Guide to the Papers of Burke and Wills). Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861) was an Irishman who had served as lieutenant in an Austrian cavalry regiment, before taking up a command in the Irish Mounted Constabulary. He emigrated to Australia in 1853, and joined the Victoria police. 'In January 1854 he was appointed senior inspector at Beechworth; soon afterwards he took leave to go to Europe in the hope of serving in the Crimean war but was too late. He returned to Beechworth [in December 1856] and in 1858 became superintendent of police in the Castlemaine district' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). In early 1860 he was given leave to take command of the fateful expedition. At some stage during the years 1857 to 1859, this book came into his possession. Its subsequent history is unknown to us, but it scarcely matters. Its recent serendipitous discovery, to say nothing of the exquisite nature of its contents in the context of the life and times of Robert O'Hara Burke, merely adds to his extraordinary story. [Examples of Burke's signature are readily accessible on Trove in digitised versions of the last notes made by him on 26 and 28 June 1861. The original manuscript is in the State Library of Victoria, call number 1636517]. Later provenance: Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and book-collector.

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        New York Varnish & Specialized Oils Formulary 1855 -1866�

      Unpublished manuscript. Fine. The manufacturing formulary for successive New York varnish manufacturers: William Tilden, William Tilden Blodgett, David B. Crockett, Dr. S. Muspratt for the years 1855 1866. 256 pages of blue paper, of which 102 pages are used. The formulary is bound in brown kid with red and blue morocco trim, 19.5 cm. This formulary has 111 receipts (recipes) for different varnishes and oils, directions for their usage, technical instructions on the arrangement of the manufacturing equipment and tools to be used, a list of clients and the products they bought, a 13-page tutorial on the chemistry of making varnish by Dr. Muspratt and the David B. Crockett Manifesto with recipes and sundry instructions for application and use. Of interest is the recorded use of substitute ingredients during the Civil War. For instance, the Confederate embargo on turpentine resulted in the following successful experiment on December 19, 1861: John Fitch manufactured the first gallon of varnish made from Naptha (distilled from rock oil) in place of turpentine. Sold with the business card of William Tilden Blodgett, office at 252 Pearl Street, New York City, and the three manufactories he owned and operated at 115 Norfolk Street, 58 64 Clinton Street, 31st Street and First Avenue. Also included is a small horizontal albumen photograph taken by H. H. Boyles at Ellissons, successor to R. A. Lord at 164 Chatham Street, New York, of the workers posing with their tools. The ink annotation on the verso says: Ein Scene In Deutschland.

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        Gesamtansicht vom Steinberge aus ('Goslar A/Harz. Vom Steinberg aus').

      - Stahlstich v. A. Schule n. W. Ripe, um 1855, 41 x 60

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H M S Assistance in Search of John Franklin

      London, 1855. sep 22 2017. Two volumes bound together. xx, 383; vii, 419 pp. Color and b/w plates, folding maps, ills. First edition, with thirty-six lithographed plates, twelve of which are colored, plus four charts. “Narrative of the five ship expedition... under Belcher's command... Day-to-day record... the voyage, the winterings in 1852-53... and 1853-54, boat and sledge trips, ... notes on islands visited... Belcher's abandonment of four ships in Wellington Channel... and return home.”—Arctic Bib. 1241. The decision to abandon four ships frozen in the ice in Wellington Channel resulted in a court-martial, but Belcher was acquitted. With the failure of his expedition the British gave up their official attempts to locate Franklin. Abbey Travel 645. Hill 106. Sabin 4389. Scattered foxing to plates, though "Entrance to Cardigan Strait" is more heavily foxed. The charts, three of which fold, show some offsetting. Overall, a very good copy of a scarce book. Securely bound in perfunctory blue cloth with gold spine lettering.

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        NAGASAKI: GROUP OF 9 OLD ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPERS

      London 1855-1874, I.L.N. A group of 9 well illustrated wood- cut sheets, very good, with texts. This group covers many aspects of the Nagasaki area, including a look at the city from Siwa temple, Wirgman's sketches, Deshima Island, Siwa temple, jinrikishaw on Temple-street, Nagasaki, Kaempfer's camphor three, military station in Nagasaki harbour, Nazuma Shima, Japanese court costume, Pappenberg or Takaboko Island, Nagasaki bay landing, the govenor's house, Nagasaki costumes, English & Russian burial grounds. An excellent view to Nagasaki in the earliest foreign era. .

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        Atlas to Alison's History of Europe. Constructed and arranged, under the Directions of Sir Archibald Alison.with a Concise Vocabulary of Military and Marine Terms.

      - Edinburgh and London, Blackwood, 1855. Oblong 4to. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards; pp. 16, lithographic explanation of Military Signs and Illustrations of Modern Fortification as frontispiece and 108 lithographic battle plans and maps with nad-colouring of military and naval positions; extremities with wear, but binding holding strong; frontispiece with one marginal reapired tear; otherwise remarkably clean and fresh. Separately published to accompany Alison's history. One of the best cartographic volumes on the Revolutionary nand Napoleonic wars from 1792 to 1815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stuttgart.'.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie aus Rachel, um 1855, 26 x 34,5 Souvenirblatt mit 12 Ansichten. - Mittig der Marktplatz von Stuttgart umgeben von der Polytechnischen Schule, Infanterie-Kaserne, Reiter-Kaserne, Bahnhofsabfahrtshalle, Bahnhof Vorderseite, Bahnhof Rückseite, Bürger-Hospital u. Spitalkirche, Markthalle, Liederhalle, Englische Kirche und St. Leonhards-Kirche.

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        The Last of the Arctic Voyages; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance... in Search of John Franklin.

      London, 1855. sep 22 2017. Two volumes bound together. xx, 383; vii, 419 pp. Color and b/w plates, folding maps, ills. First edition, with thirty-six lithographed plates, twelve of which are colored, plus four charts. “Narrative of the five ship expedition... under Belcher's command... Day-to-day record... the voyage, the winterings in 1852-53... and 1853-54, boat and sledge trips, ... notes on islands visited... Belcher’s abandonment of four ships in Wellington Channel... and return home.”—Arctic Bib. 1241. The decision to abandon four ships frozen in the ice in Wellington Channel resulted in a court-martial, but Belcher was acquitted. With the failure of his expedition the British gave up their official attempts to locate Franklin. Abbey Travel 645. Hill 106. Sabin 4389. Scattered foxing to plates, though "Entrance to Cardigan Strait" is more heavily foxed. The charts, three of which fold, show some offsetting. Overall, a very good copy of a scarce book. Securely bound in perfunctory blue cloth with gold spine lettering.

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        Serapaqui From Records of some of the Alarms Officers A short history of an Expedition up the River St Juan de Nicaragua

      First and only edition. 8vo. Original light blue printed wrappers. Stapled pamphlet, typical browning and minor degeneration around the staples, otherwise very good. [1]-30 pp. Bexley Heath: Thomas Jenkins.

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        Little Dorrit.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1855-57 - FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. XX original parts in XIX. Original pale blue paper wrappers. Occasional sl. rubbing, but overall a v.g. unsophisticated set in custom-made green cloth fold-over box. Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. A well-preserved set of the parts, with no discernible signs of repair work, retaining all plates, prelims, catalogues, advertisements & slips. N.B: With the slip in part 16, alerting the reader to the error in printing ?Rigaud? for ?Blandois?. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Karte von Palästina oder dem heiligen Lande nach älteren und den neuesten besten Quellen entworfen, zum Studium der heiligen Schrift und zum Gebrauche für Schulen eingerichtet. In Stein gravirt durch Ferdinand von Harscher.

      Mchn., Forst Einrichtungs Bureau, gedr. bei J. B. Dreselly [ca. 1855]. - Altkolorierte lithograph. Karte aus 2 Teilen bestehend. zus. 131 x 86 cm. 2 Ecken u. andere Stellen restaur., kl. Einrisse in den Faltkanten. Im Maßstab ca. 1:320 000. Im oberen, nördlichen Teil unter der Kartusche ein Plan von Jerusalem (25 x 25, 5 cm. mit Legende), rechts unten Zeichenerklärung. Am unteren Rand eine gedr. Widmung mit altkolor. Wappen "Seiner Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Herzoges Maximilian in Bayern gewidmet von Dr. Beiling". Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        How to Settle in Victoria: or, Instructions on the Purchase and Occupation of the Land; with Observations on Gardening and Farming; the Growth of the Vine, and other Fruit Trees; the Nature and Quality of the Australian Soils; and on the Use of Manures. To which is added, a Rural Calendar, Description of the Climate, and other Useful Information. By Rusticus

      Slater, Williams, and Hodgson, Melbourne 1855 - Duodecimo (160 x 105 mm), [i] (front pastedown advertisements), viii, 118, [5] (first blank, followed by advertisements, including those on the rear pastedown) pages; the front flyleaf, described in Ferguson as '[ii] (advertisement, verso blank') has been removed. Dark green textured cloth with the paper title-label on the front cover; cloth a little marked and stained, and worn at the extremities; title-label discoloured, with the bottom right-hand portion torn away, with some loss of the short sub-title text; edges discoloured; mild signs of age and use; a decent copy of a book rarely seen, in any condition. Ferguson 8079. Provenance: Robert O'Hara Burke, with his full initials (ROHB) written in pencil at the head of the title page. (Early pencilling on the five pages of advertisements and two blank pages, comprising a short list of farm-related items, a few sketch plans, and some arithmetical calculations, are in another hand, presumably that of a subsequent owner of the book.) Burke's place in history needs no lengthy introduction. The Burke and Wills Expedition 'was significant because it was the first to cross the continent from south to north. It was also notorious because it resulted in the greatest loss of life [seven men] of any expedition to the Australian interior. The Expedition set out on 20 August 1860 to travel from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and return. . . Four men, including Burke and Wills, made it as far as the mangrove area close to the Gulf (Flinders River). One man (John King) survived the return journey. Burke and Wills starved to death in tragic circumstances on the banks of Cooper's Creek [at the end of June 1861]. . . It is generally agreed that the many wrong decisions taken by Burke as leader of the expedition contributed to its tragic ending. A police officer by training, he was impatient, a poor leader, had little knowledge of bushcraft and no experience of how to live off the land' (National Library of Australia: Guide to the Papers of Burke and Wills). Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861) was an Irishman who had served as lieutenant in an Austrian cavalry regiment, before taking up a command in the Irish Mounted Constabulary. He emigrated to Australia in 1853, and joined the Victoria police. 'In January 1854 he was appointed senior inspector at Beechworth; soon afterwards he took leave to go to Europe in the hope of serving in the Crimean war but was too late. He returned to Beechworth [in December 1856] and in 1858 became superintendent of police in the Castlemaine district' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). In early 1860 he was given leave to take command of the fateful expedition. At some stage during the years 1857 to 1859, this book came into his possession. Its subsequent history is unknown to us, but it scarcely matters. Its recent serendipitous discovery, to say nothing of the exquisite nature of its contents in the context of the life and times of Robert O'Hara Burke, merely adds to his extraordinary story. [Examples of Burke's signature are readily accessible on Trove in digitised versions of the last notes made by him on 26 and 28 June 1861. The original manuscript is in the State Library of Victoria, call number 1636517]. Later provenance: Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and book-collector. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs

      Philadelphia D. Rice and A.N. Hart 1855 - 3 volumes. The third of the octavo edition and generally considered the best octavo edition. Embellished with the famous 120 very impressive hand-coloured lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. Royal 8vo, in the superb original publisher’s deluxe full brown morocco bindings, the covers with decoratively stamped panels in black and blind, the spines gilt lettered in two compartments, the others with decorative tool and ruling in black and blind separated by tall blind-stippled raised bands, the beveled board edges and turn-ins also blind-stippled, cream endpapers, a.e.g. (2),iv,3-333;xvii,(1),9-290; iv,17-392 pp. A very handsome set, very well preserved with clean and fresh plates, all very bright, the bindings solid, tight and sound with just a little rubbing or minor mellowing from age. A SPECTACULAR WORK OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND STILL A VALUABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON THE GREAT INDIGENOUS LEADERS AND PEOPLES. ONE OF THE MOST MARVELOUSLY ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS OF FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN PERSONAGES. This third edition of the octavo set is considered by most to be the best of all the octavo editions due to the superiority of its hand-colouring. Originally conceived in 1821, McKenney and Hall's work is valuable because it records the features of numerous Indians prominent in the history of the United States. These are presented in portraits painted from life, showing native costumes, facial paintings, hairdressing, ornaments, etc. The data for many of the biographies was obtained during the lifetime of the individuals from personal interactions on the part of the authors. Most of the original portraits were painted in oil by an important artist of the time, Charles Bird King, who was commissioned to paint pictures of each of the Indian delegates to Washington D.C. Col. McKenney, who had been superintendent of Indian Affairs in Washington, wrote biographical sketches for each portrait while James Hall wrote the larger descriptions of the history of the American Indian. The value of McKenney and Hall's work lies chiefly in the fact that it records the features of numerous Indians prominent in the history of the United States in portraits painted from life, showing their native costumes, facial painting, hairdressing, ornaments, etc. Also, the fact that the data for many of the biographies were obtained during the lifetime of the individuals, and are the only source of information respecting them, is of significant value. Unfortunately, all of the original paintings from which these engravings were copied were burned in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865. We are truly indebted to McKenney and Hall for their commitment to publishing this important work of American History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches Sur Les Causes Et Les Indications Curatives Des Maladies Nerveuses (Thèse De Doctorat De Médecine).

      Paris, E. Briere 1855 - In-8° broché, 136 pp. Neurologue français, Jean-Baptiste Octave Landry de Thézillat est né le 10 octobre 1826 à Limoges, et mort le 1er novembre 1865 à Paris. En 1852, il étudie la stéréognosie (reconnaissance de la forme et du volume des objets) et publie « Recherches physiologiques et pathologiques sur les sensations tactiles ». Il reste connu pour ses « Notes sur la paralysie ascendante" 1859 : le syndrome de Landry. Vente Loudmer & Asmara : surréalisme et aliénisme : 16 juin 2011, lot190. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith (1855; 2 vols.), Rev. Sydney Smith, The Modern British Essayists (3 Vols., complete in one, 1848) [Three books from the libraries of John Woodhouse Audubon (son) and Maria Rebecca Audubon Bachman (granddaugher), direct descendents of artist/naturalist John James Audubon]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, Great Britain 1855 - These three books, which presumably were in the Audubon family libraries, were obtained from the same literary auction lot, latterly of the most recent owner, whose ex libris bookplate carries an old English quotation and scene of a small town in a countryside setting. The fame of progenitor John James Audubon (1785-1851) is well-known and respected; the Audubon Society is named in his honor as an American artist and naturalist. His son, John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862) resulted from John James Audubon's union with Lucy Bakewell Audubon (1787-1874). The son's union with Caroline Hall (1811-1899) produced John James Aududon's granddaughter, Maria Rebecca Audubon (1843-1925). The three books, presumably once owned by the Audubon family, focus on the British essayist Reverend Sydney Smith (1771-1845), who achieved notice in Europe and the U.S. for his essays and speeches, ranging on topics such as "Female Education," "Chimney Sweepers," "Man Traps and Spring Guns," "America," "Game Laws," and "The Lawyer that Tempted Christ: A Sermon." The British book on essayists contains two signatures (one in ink, and another in pencil), dated July 23, 1852 on the inside front board and first free end paper, and a third, in pencil (on the last free end paper) by James W. Audubon. Also, an "America My Country" bookplate featuring a wild turkey illustration and the name 'M. R. Audubon," is located on the inside front board. This 480-page book, with a few uncut pages, was published by A. Hart in Philadelphia in 1850. It's unmarked and lightly foxed throughout, tightly bound in black boards, with blind stamped decorations, front and back boards. The spine has bright gilt lettering. The spine heel and crown have small chips. There's a tear in the lightweight paper on the first free end paper. An intact tissue guard separates a three-quarter profile engraving of Reverend Sydney Smith from the title page. The board corners are worn and slightly bumped. Two matching books entitled "A Memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith" (Vols. I and II) are more elegant, with extensive spine embossed decorations, five raised bands, and titles in gilt on a dark brown background. Both are leather half bound with marbling on the remaining portions of the boards, matched with marbling on all page edges and end papers. Attractive bookplates are affixed on the Vol. I inside front board, followed by a fancy cursive rendering of the secondary owner's name on the second front free end paper. Vol. I is a second edition and consists of a memoir by Smith's daughter, Lady Holland, edited by Mrs. Austin. It also contains a selection of Smith's letters for a total of 436 pages, concluding with Smith's epitaph in the Kensal Green Cemetery, his list of "Edinburgh Review" articles, and an index. Vol. II contains the editor's preface on her role as editor and brief summary of the character and life of the Reverend Sydney Smith (pp. v-xxiv). Smith's letters are the primary subject. This 546-page book is unmarked, clean, and has almost no foxing. There is no direct evidence that these books were part of John James Audubon's library, but his date of death (1851) and the dates noted by his son documenting when he came into possession of one of the books (1852), along with the book's publication date (1850), admit of the possibility that the Philadelphia book containing Smith's essays could have been in John James Audubon's library. Supportive genealogical information on Audubon's progeny will accompany the purchase. In all, a nice trio of British and American book history. Only five photographs are permitted with this listing. More photos are available by email. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports From the Select Committee on the Army Before Sebastopol. Important Association Copies

      House of Commons, London 1855 - Two very large volumes comprising four reports by Parlliamentary Select Committees chaired by John Roebuck regarding the actions around Sebastopol, the general conditions and the actions of the Army. Minor spotting on prelims. Bound in yellow buckram with gilt lettered leather spine labels. The bottom right corners of both front paste-downs bear the commemorative book plate of Cecil Woodham-Smith. Used as reference for her famous work 'The Reason Why' detailing the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade. Presented as question-and-answer with named eye witnesses, Woodham-Smith marked salient points with light pencil crosses, usually referring to atrocious conditions, lack of equipment, lack of food and inadequate medical care. Pp Vol I: 4 & IV, 729; Vol II: IV, 516 & IV, 360. Appendices with tables and charts of supplies, personnel etc. A wonderful association copy and important historical document. Please note these are very large items that will certainly require extra shipping charges. Collection in person from London should be considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AL to Mr Moor, from Tavistock House, Twenty Third March 1855. In the third person. ?Mr Charles Dickens begs to inform Mr Moor that he has no evening to spare to read the Carol.?

      1855 1855 - 6 lines on first side only of folded 8vo sheet. Recorded in vol. VII of Pilgrim Letters, p.574, suggesting that Moor may have come from Brighton or Canterbury, close to Ashford, where Dickens had read A Christmas Carol. Moor clearly replied alluding to Dickens?s turn of phrase as there is a further letter to him, 27 March: ?Mr Charles Dickens begs to assure Mr. Moor that he has taken no offence. In replying to Mr. Moor?s letter, he merely intended with all possible brevity to explain that he does not read for money or as a commercial speculation? PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        NORTH PACIFIC: RUSSIAN SHIPWRECKS FROM 1713 TO 1854] Letopis' Krusheniy i Pozharov Sudov Russkogo Flota on Nachala yego po 1854 god [i.e. A Chronicle of Wrecks and Fires on the Vessels of the Russian Fleet from its Inception to 1854]

      Imperial Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 1855 - Xxi, [2], 365 pp. 23,5x16 cm. With an additional woodcut title page (decorated with a vignette), a woodcut vignette on p. 365, and nine folding engraved maps at rear. Contemporary half leather, rebacked in style with gilt lettered title. Previous owner's ink inscriptions on the first pastedown endpaper, title page and p. 15; Soviet bookshop's ink stamp on the first pastedown endpaper, one map with a restored tear. Otherwise a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare Russian imprint with only one paper copy found in Worldcat (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). First comprehensive chronicle of shipwrecks of Russian naval ships from the founding of the Russian navy in 1713 up to 1854. The book was written by Alexander Sokolov (1816-1858), a noted historian of the Russian fleet, and is based on the original protocols of the court hearings deposited in the Chief Naval Archive in St. Petersburg, archives of Reval, Kronstadt, Sevastopol, and Nikolayev, information from the archives of Okhotsk and Kamchatka collected by Dr. Polonsky (as stated in the Preface), special interviews with the witnesses and their private notes, and several published sources (articles from the Notes of the Admiralty Department, and Maritime Notes magazines, and others). Sokolov mentioned in the preface that he had not described the shipwrecks of private vessels, including those belonging to the Russian-American Company, and all rower vessels. The Chronicle lists 289 calamities when Russian naval ships burned, sank, exploded, were crushed with ice, lost without sight, broken, or endured the calamity and survived. According to the author's statistics, the shipwrecks took place in the Gulf of Finland (96), Gulf of Riga (6), Baltic (17), White (4), Black (81), Caspian (14), Mediterranean (8), and North Seas (4), Sea of Azov (9), Sea of Okhotsk (31), Bering Sea (7), Pacific (1), Arctic (2), and Atlantic Oceans (1), and Lake Baikal (1). Among interesting cases are shipwrecks of a ship under command of Khariton Laptev near the Taymyr Peninsula during the Great Northern Expedition (1740), Vitus Bering's ship 'St. Peter' next to the island later named after him (Bering Island, 1741), galiot 'St. Pavel' near the Kuril Islands (1766), ship 'Dobroye Namereniye' of Billings-Chirikov expedition in the Sea of Okhotsk (1788), transport ship 'Irkutsk' in Lake Baikal (1838), boat 'Angara' in the Bering Sea (1850), and others. The supplements contain texts of all Russian laws used for sentencing by naval courts, list of all shipwrecks (grouped according to the sea or ocean they happened in), list of vessels (grouped according to their type), list of all Captains and Commanders of the vessels (with the name of their ship and the date of the shipwreck); list of perished officers and crew (in chronological order). The book is dedicated to the memory of Sokolov's friend Lieutenant Fyodor Andreev who died during the shipwreck of the 'Ingermanland' in the North Sea in 1842 near the Norwegian shore. The additional woodcut title page is decorated with a vignette showing an anchor resting on a cross; another woodcut vignette depicting a lighthouse is placed on the last page; both were executed by a woodcut engraver and typographer Yegor Gogenfelden (1828-1908) after original drawings by A.P. Bogolyubov (1824-1896), a prominent Russian painter in the marine genre, and the official artist of the Chief Naval Staff since 1853. The maps show the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Boothia, Gulf of Finland, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, White Sea, Caspian Sea, North Sea and the Skagerrak Strait, Sea of Okhotsk and Bering Sea, the Kattegat Sea area; the numbers indicate the sea depths. Ink inscriptions on the first pastedown endpaper, title page and in text belong to Soviet Captain Konstantin Kozlovsky (1904-1980) who served in the Far East and Russian Arctic in the 1920-1930s, was a crew member of the icebreaker 'Fyodor Litke' which tried to reach 'Cheliuskin' when it was blocked [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUTTERFLIES IN THEIR FLORAL HOMES with Butterfly Fables indited by a Dreamer in the Woods.

      London. Paul Jerrard. no date circa 1855 - Tall octavo 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Original decorated plaster boards stamped Paul Jerrard's Patent Binding- binding rather worn with corners chipped. Gutta percha loose. Floral endpapers lithographed in gold. Hand coloured title with gilt colour printed gold border, hand coloured dedication and 9 hand coloured lithograph plates with accompanying pages of text all with gold colour printed borders. Complete. Title and dedication rather spotted. A scarce Jerrard publication. The plates are all of butterflies in decorative settings with hand coloured backgrounds. Jerrard's dates appear to be unknown - He is mainly associated with elegantly produced gift books with colour printed borders of gold and hand coloured images - such as this. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cuisinier et le Médecin et le Médecin et le Cuisinier ou le Cuisinier Médecin et le Médecin Cuisinier ou l'Art de conserver ou de rétablir sa santé par une alimentation convenable (.) Suivi d'un livre de cuisine .

      L. Curmer 1855 - Grand in-8 de XIX 239 pp., 368 pp. et 32 pp. (guide des consommateurs), demi-chagrin postérieur, dos lisse fileté. Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice, d'un titre gravé et nombreuses figures dans le texte. Livre recherché composé sous la direction de Lombard par une société de cuisiniers, officiers de bouche, médecins et chimistes. La première partie traite de l'alimentation-régime, la seconde est un véritable livre de cuisine sous forme de dictionnaire (Vicaire 534-35 - Bitting 292 - Cagle 288). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE CUISINIER ET LE MÉDECIN : L'ART DE CONSERVER OU DE RÉTABLIR LA SANTÉ PAR UNE ALIMENTATION CONVENABLE. GUIDE INDISPENSABLE A TOUTES LES PERSONNES QUI VEULENT CONNAITRE LEUR TEMPÉRAMENT, SANTÉ ET MALADIE, SUIVI D'UN LIVRE DE CUISINE D'ÉCONOMIE DOMESTIQUE ET D'HYGIÈNE ALIMENTAIRE APPLIQUÉE SELON LES DIVERS TEMPÉRAMENTS etc.Deuxième tirage de l'E.O

      - 1855, Paris, Curmer. 1 ouvrage in 8° relié demi-toile, dos filets dorés, 368 pages. illustrations en noir in texte. pièces de titre et d'année chagrin rouge. Ouvrage en état correct. exemplaire sans rousseur Un des premiers ouvrages sur le sujet, ouvrage important [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical materials for the Eastern, Greek, Roman and Slavic Paleography].

      Moskva 1855 - Folio (45 x 32 cm). 58, [2] pp., including lith. title, with 10 lith. tables and 20 chromolithographed plates; some plates' margins trimmed unevenly, corner of the last plate repaired. Modern green half morocco, spine preserving the original label. A good examle, complete with all the plates, of this rare research work on the history of ancient languages with Hebrew, Ethopian, Mongolian, Chinese, Iranian and Egyptian examples, among others. The work comprises researches, translations and original ancient texts, including the 15th-century texts from the Moscow Synodal library. The work is illustrated with very informative tables comparing characters of different ancient languages and chromoliothographed facsimiles of the pages from ancient books and manuscripts. Our example is from the library of Nikolay Ulyaninskiy (1872–1937), famous bibliographer whose collection later acquired by The Rumiantsev library (today Russian State Library).

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        Reports From the Select Committee on the Army Before Sebastopol. Important Association Copies

      London: House of Commons, 1855. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two very large volumes comprising four reports by Parlliamentary Select Committees chaired by John Roebuck regarding the actions around Sebastopol, the general conditions and the actions of the Army. Minor spotting on prelims. Bound in yellow buckram with gilt lettered leather spine labels. The bottom right corners of both front paste-downs bear the commemorative book plate of Cecil Woodham-Smith. Used as reference for her famous work 'The Reason Why' detailing the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade. Presented as question-and-answer with named eye witnesses, Woodham-Smith marked salient points with light pencil crosses, usually referring to atrocious conditions, lack of equipment, lack of food and inadequate medical care. Pp Vol I: 4 & IV, 729; Vol II: IV, 516 & IV, 360. Appendices with tables and charts of supplies, personnel etc. A wonderful association copy and important historical document. Please note these are very large items that will certainly require extra shipping charges. Collection in person from London should be considered.

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        Fortsetzung des Provinzialrechts des Ostseegouvernements (bis zum 1 Januar 1853). [Continuation of the Provincial Law of the Baltic States.]

      Imperial Chancellery St. Petersburg ca 1855 - Two parts in 1 volume, 8vo (255 x 165mm). Contemporary green leather, sides stamped in blind with a ruled and foliate scrolling border, upper side centred in gilt with the Imperial eagle of Russia (extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers discoloured). Provenance: 'Printed in Russia' (import stamp). FIRST EDITION. In full green leather stamped with the imperial eagle of Russia. Supplements and corrects the law code of provinces of the Russian empire bordering the Baltic Sea. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, ( Aufsicht), "Bremen".

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. French n. Payne b. Payne, um 1855, 20 x 33,5

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        The Modern Scottish Minstrel, or The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century. With Memoirs of the Poets, and Sketches and Specimens in English Verse of the most Celebrated Modern Gaelic Bards.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1855 - FIRST EDITION. 6 volumes. 8vo, 192 x 124 mms., pp. xvi, 364, iv [adverts]; xxii [xxiii drop-title, xxiv blank], 352; xxxii, 288; xxii [xxiii drop-title, xxiv blank], 296; xxx, xi [xii blank, xiii drop-title, xiv blank], 296; xxxii, 282 [283 - 284 adverts for works by Charles Rogers], additional engraved title in each volume, engraved frontispiece in each volume, original blue cloth, gilt spines, with binder's ticket of John Gray, Edinburgh, in 5 of the six volumes (on the rear paste-down end-paper) bookplate of W. A. L. Walker, 1944 on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. A very good set. The Church of Scotland minister and historian Charles Rogers (1825–1890) was one of the contributors to the New Statistical Account of Scotland, but in his later career he was often accused of manipulating public funds to his own advantage. In 1884–6 he published three volumes on Social Life in Scotland from Early to Recent Times, which was until rcent the most comprehensive work available on Scottish social history. The entry in ODNB records that "His publications require 106 entries in the British Library catalogue; and, if their quality fails to match their quantity, some items remain useful over 100 years later. Nor is their author and editor, for all his failings, without some historical significance." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux composant la Bibliothèque de M. Ch. G*****, dont la Vente aura lieu le lundi 26 mars 1855 et jours suivants?

      - xix, 464 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: L. Potier, 1855. A major sale of 3304 lots; among the more notable incunabula was the Mainz Catholicon, the 1465 Mainz Cicero on vellum, and a number of rare editiones princepes. Giraud, a lawyer, also formed a splendid collection of 17th-century French literature and many of his books had important royal or noble provenances. Fine copy. Stamp of the "Bibliotheque Royale" on title. Bookplate of Eric Speeckaert. ? Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 464-67 (a long note). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Impressions Of China, And The Present Revolution: Its Progress And Prospects.

      London, Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1855. 8vo. Original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt, image of a Chinese blocked in black underneath, covers ornamented in gilt; pp. ix, 441, [4 advertisements], folding map with route in red hand-colouring; apart from light occasional spotting. internally a very good copy in the rarely seen publisher's binding; provenance: Henry Birkbeck's booklate inside front cover. First edition of a very rare and important work on the Tai Ping Rebellion, written by the commander of the ship Hermes, stationed in China, whilst the events were unfolding. Fishbourne witnessed the Tai Ping Rebellion, the capture of Nanking in 1853 by the insurgents as their capital, and the establishment of Hung Siu-ts'tüan as first emperor. 'Under the Taipings, the Chinese language was simplified, and equality between men and women was decreed. All property was to be held in common, and equal distribution of the land according to a primitive form of communism was planned. Some Western-educated Taiping leaders even proposed the development of industry and the building of a Taiping democracy. The Qing dynasty was so weakened by the rebellion that it never again was able to establish an effective hold over the country. Both the Chinese communists and the Chinese Nationalists trace their origin to the Taipings' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Cordier, Sinica, p. 647.

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        STORIA DI MILANO.

      Colombo, 1855. In-8 p. (mm. 222x140), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. piatto anter. della brossura orig., pp. (4),LXXII,(4),780; (2),768; (2),719; inclusi tre eleganti frontespizi figurati. L'opera è illustrata da un ritratto di Bernardino Corio e 10 tavv. f.t., disegnate da Barbieri e inc. in rame da Santamaria. Bella edizione ottocentesca "eseguita sull'edizione principe del 1503, ridotta a lezione moderna con prefazione, vita e note da Egidio de Magri". Cfr. Predari,136 - Cat. Hoepli,650 - Brunet,II,273. Con uniformi lievi ingialliture, vari timbri di apparten., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato. .

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        The Peat Makers and Other Stories

      [London]: T. Nelson and Sons, 1855. Near Fine. First edition. 32mo. 32pp. Frontispiece lithograph in sepia. Glazed wrappers embossed in gilt with engraved illustration in red on front wrap. Smudge on the front wrap, else near fine. Four children's stories, one is signed "H.C.K." OCLC locates just three copies.

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        STORIA DI MILANO

      Milano, Colombo, 1855-1857. In-8 p. (mm. 222x140), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. piatto anter. della brossura orig., pp. (4),LXXII,(4),780; (2),768; (2),719; inclusi tre eleganti frontespizi figurati. L'opera è illustrata da un ritratto di Bernardino Corio e 10 tavv. f.t., disegnate da Barbieri e inc. in rame da Santamaria. Bella edizione ottocentesca "eseguita sull'edizione principe del 1503, ridotta a lezione moderna con prefazione, vita e note da Egidio de Magri". Cfr. Predari,136 - Cat. Hoepli,650 - Brunet,II,273. Con uniformi lievi ingialliture, vari timbri di apparten., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato. .

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        Catalogue d'une Collection de Livres et d'Estampes concernant l'Histoire de France et tout particulièrement l'Histoire de Paris provenant de Cabinet de M. L.R. de L.... [Antoine Le Roux de Lincy] dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 8 Novembre et jours suivants…

      vi, [2], 142 pp., 1 leaf. 8vo, cont. blue half-morocco & marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Paris: J. Techener, 1855. [bound with]: (-). Catalogue…Portraits et Estampes. viii, 192 pp. 8vo. Paris: J. Techener, 1855. [bound with]: (-). Appendice & Tables…[& Price List]. 48 pp. Paris: J. Techener, 1856. The great and influential bibliophile's library, containing 2464 lots of books and prints. Partially priced by hand. Handsomely bound copies. Rare.

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