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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]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Dimitri KRONIS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE DU SUD GIRONDE]
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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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        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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        Travels in Southern Russia, and the Crimea: Through Hungary, Wallachia, and Moldavia, during the year 1837.

      London Mitchell 1855 - Second English edition. Royal 8vo. xvii, 370; v, 335, 8 pages ads at end, 2 large folding maps, engraved portrait, 23 wood-engraved plates, illustrations in text, Original green blind-stamped cloth gilt, volume 1 rebacked preserving spine, a very good set. In the spirit of the best travel writers, Demidoff states that the object of his account was to convey knowledge of the countries which he had seen. This account is of note for its description of the region in the lead up to the Crimean war, which began on the year of publication. A handsome work, beautifully illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Gd. Opéra en 5 actes Poème de MM E. Scribe et G Duveyrier... Partition Piano et Chant Prix 30f. Net. Sur étain par A. Vialon. Accompagt. de Piano par H. Potier. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Léon Escudier [PNs L.E. 1500.; L.E. 1500. (1-4, 6-9, 11, 14); L.E. 1501. (1-3); L.E. 1504 (4).], [1855]. Folio. Quarter contemporary dark green textured cloth with dark green pebbled paper boards, blind rules to spine, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title engraved by A. Vialon with the names of four of Verdi's operas printed within decorative borders, verso blank), [1] (named cast list and table of contents), 2-415, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Cruvelli, Sannier, Gueymard, Bonnehée, Obin, Boulo, Loenig, Marié, Coulon, and Guignot. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; endpapers browned.Occasional light foxing, soiling, and bleeding; several corners slightly creased; small tear to lower margin of pp. 55-56 with archival tape repair, not affecting music; several pages with minor annotations in pencil. A very attractive copy overall. First Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 56A(a). Chusid p. 170. Les Vêpres siciliennes, to a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier after their libretto Le duc d'Albe, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on June 13, 1855. "... For those wishing to understand Verdi's musical development during the 1850s, Les vêpres siciliennes is of enormous importance. In both strictly formal terms and in larger matters of operatic structure, it marks a decisive turn away from the language of the middle-period Italian operas and the emergence of many stylistic features we associate with the later Verdi. There is no subsequent Verdi opera in which the experience of Les vêpres will not be recalled and refined." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Gd. Opéra en 5 actes Poème de MM E. Scribe et G Duveyrier. Partition Piano et Chant Prix 30f. Net. Sur étain par A. Vialon. Accompagt. de Piano par H. Potier. [Piano-vocal score]

      Léon Escudier [PNs L.E. 1500.; L.E. 1500. (1-4, 6-9, 11, 14); L.E. 1501. (1-3); L.E. 1504 (4).], Paris 1855 - Folio. Quarter contemporary dark green textured cloth with dark green pebbled paper boards, blind rules to spine, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title engraved by A. Vialon with the names of four of Verdi's operas printed within decorative borders, verso blank), [1] (named cast list and table of contents), 2-415, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Named cast includes Cruvelli, Sannier, Gueymard, Bonnehée, Obin, Boulo, Loenig, Marié, Coulon, and Guignot. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; endpapers browned.Occasional light foxing, soiling, and bleeding; several corners slightly creased; small tear to lower margin of pp. 55-56 with archival tape repair, not affecting music; several pages with minor annotations in pencil. A very attractive copy overall. First Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 56A(a). Chusid p. 170.Les Vêpres siciliennes, to a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier after their libretto Le duc d'Albe, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on June 13, 1855.". For those wishing to understand Verdi's musical development during the 1850s, Les vêpres siciliennes is of enormous importance. In both strictly formal terms and in larger matters of operatic structure, it marks a decisive turn away from the language of the middle-period Italian operas and the emergence of many stylistic features we associate with the later Verdi. There is no subsequent Verdi opera in which the experience of Les vêpres will not be recalled and refined." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wappen der Anno 1854 lebenden Geschlechter der Stadt Chur, zusammen getragen aus Wappenbüchern älterer und neuerer Zeit, sowie nach Sigillen und Pettschaften in der Sammlung Bündnerischer Wappen, von Anton Sprecher von Bernegg in Chur.

      Zürich, J. J. Siegfried, 1855 8°, 1 Titel- + 13 Tafeln (Lithographien) , HLwd., Deckel etwas fleckig und angeschmutzt, Tafeln durchgehend leicht stockig. Insgesamt werden 156 Wappen gezeigt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Graubünden Geschichte - Heraldik

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        Fights For The Championship and Celebrated Prize Battles

      Bell's Life offices, London 1855 - Fights For The Championship and Celebrated Prize Battles; or accounts of All the Prize Battles for the Championship from the days of Figg and Broughton to the present time and also many other game and extraordinary battles between first-rate Pugilists of ancient and modern times. work has been compiled from ''Bell's Life in London '' Boxiana and original sources by the Editor of Bell's Life in London Published at Bell's Life Office 170,Strand London 1855 This is a Very Good Copy of this book in half red calf over marbled boards with five raised bands to spine and with gilt title lettering to the second compartment on green moroccan label,with lovely clean red marbled endpapers.The book has just one small previous owner's ink name to the blank front endpaper.Complete with 18 chapters.The contents of the book remain clean internally with no turned corners to the pages and is remarkably free from foxing.There is slight darkening to the top right corner of the book and there is also one small indent/knock to the edge of the lower board.Top edge of the book is in gilt.Excellent addition to any boxing/pugilism collection (iv) 410pp [1855] We have just acquired a wonderful collection of 1500 Rare and Desirable Boxing Books,Boxing Programmes and Boxing Ephemera.It was a lifetime's collection from a Private Gentleman with many significant highlights.Please contact us by e-mail or phone as we may have in stock just what you are looking for [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).

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        Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen (Mittheilungen) aus Justus Perthes Geographischer Anstalt (über wichtige neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie). 1855 bis 1943

      2. Vorhanden sind die Bände/Jahrgänge: 1-41 (1855-1895), 43-45 (1897-1899), 47 (1901), 60 Teilband 1+2 (1914), 89 (1943) Ergänzungsbände: II. 1862/63, IV-VIII. 1865-1875 (1875 1. Hälfte), XV. 1881/82 / GO 200067 / Bd. 4: mit zahlr. Abb. u. Karten im Text sowie 18 von 20 (13 u. 14 fehlen) tls. farbigen tls. gef. Tafeln Bd. 7: mit 15 von 17 (es fehlen 1 u. 17) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 10: mit 16 tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) u. Bll (Karten) 8 u. 10 von 10 Bd. 12: mit einigen Figuren im Text sowie 14 von 18 (es fehlen 1, 2, 11, 18) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 14: mit 14 von 21 (es fehlen 1, 2, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 21) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 14: mit 14 von 21 (es fehlen 1, 2, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 21) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 14: mit 14 von 21 (es fehlen 1, 2, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 21) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 18: mit 15 von 23 (es fehlen 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 36: mit einigen Abb. im Text sowie 20 von 21 (es fehlt die 21) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Karten) Bd. 60/1: mit 35 von 43 (es fehlen 1-3, 11, 13-14, 19, 21) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Abb. u. Karten) Bd. 60/2: mit einigen Abb. im Text sowie 34 von 35 (es fehlt 2) tls. farbigen Tafeln (Abb. u. Karten) Ergänzungsbd. II: mit 1 Frontispiz, 1 Karte u. Bll 8 u. 10 von 10 Ergänzungsbd. XV: mit 5 von 7 (es fehlen 2 Karten des 69. Ergänzungsheftes) tls. farbigen Tafeln - ansonsten sind alle restlichen Skizzen, Pläne, Karten u. Tafeln vorhanden! - - - Bände allesamt berieben u. bestoßen, 18 Bände Rücken stärker lädiert, bzw. angeplatzt, mit Fehlstellen oder gänzlich ohne Rücken, Papier tlw. fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, 1 Titelblatt + Inhaltsverzeichnis fehlt, Bd. 5: SS 397-402 fehlen, Bd. 45: 2 Karten lose (1 davon zusammenklebend), Jahrg. 1943 mit Bunstift-Anstr. Einbände in sehr guter bis akzeptabler Erhaltung, Innenleben durchgehend gut! mit zahlr. Abb., Karten u. Skizzen im Text sowie 983 von 1034 tls. farbigen Tafeln Zustand Ordentl. Rechnung inkl. MwSt.

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        Mikroskopische und mikrochemische Untersuchung des Milzbrandblutes sowie über Wesen und Kur des Milzbrandes (pp.103-114).

      Vjschr. gerichtl. öff. Med., 8. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1855, 8, (4), 363, (1) pp., feiner Leineneinband der Zeit minimal fleckig. First Edition! Franz Aloys Antoine Pollender (1800-1879) discovered the Bacillus anthracis in 1849, but did not record this fact until 1855. He gave a more exact account of the organism than did P.F.O. Rayer. "Nicht als Nebenbefund, wie Rayer, sondern als wesentliches Ergebnis seiner mikroskopischen Studien beschrieb (Franz Anton) Aloys Pollender (1800-1879) im Jahr 1855 stäbchenförmige Gebilde im Milzbrandblut. Seine Untersuchungen hatte er schon 1849 ausgeführt, konnte sie aber erst 1855 in Caspers Vierteljahresschrift veröffentlichen. Die Arbeit trägt den Titel "Mikroskopische und mikrochemische Untersuchung des Milzbrandblutes sowie über Wesen und Kur des Milzbrandes" (Pollender, 1855). Pollender berichtet darin, daß er während einer Milzbrandseuche unter dem Rindvieh die Gelegenheit benutzt hätte, diese Blutuntersuchungen vorzunehmen. Anlaß war für ihn "die noch nicht erwiesene Behauptung, dass das Milzbrandcontagium im Blute seinen Sitz habe".Er unternahm seine Untersuchungen in der Gewißheit, daß man "nicht durch die Arzneikunde selbst, sondern wenn jemals, nur durch die Hülfswissenschaften derselben, namentlich durch die Mikroskopie und durch die Chemie unter dem Mikroskope dahin gelangen könne(n), das Wesen der Krankheiten zu erkennen ." Er beschreibt das von ihm im Mikroskop gesehene: "Bei der mikroskopischen Beobachtung mit einem trefflichen Compositum von Plössl bei starker Vergrösserung fand ich in dem milzbrandkranken Blute ausser den Blutkörperchen auch noch zwei andere mikroskopische Körperchen, nämlich Chyluskörperchen und stabförmige Körperchen. Die dritte und auffallendste Art mikroskopischer Körperchen, welche im Milzbrandblute sich dem stark bewaffneten Auge darbot, war eine unendliche Menge stabförmiger, äusserst feiner, anscheinend solider, nicht ganz durchsichtiger, ihrer ganzen Länge nach gleich dicker, nicht geschlängelter, nicht wellenförmiger, nicht eingeschnürter, sondern ganz grader, platter, in ihrem Laufe nicht verästelter Körperchen von 400'"- 200'" (Linien) Länge und 3000'" Breite. Diese äusserst zarten Körperchen fanden sich dort am meisten, wo die Verderbnis des Blutes durch teilweise Auflösung der Blutkörperchen am deutlichsten ausgesprochen war. Sie hatten in ihrer Gestalt und Aussehen die genaueste Aehnlichkeit mit Vibrio bacillus oder Vibrio amhiguus, wenn man von den Verästelungen und von der grösseren Länge und Dicke dieser zarten Protozoen absieht. Sie waren ohne alle Klebrigkeit und ganz bewegungslos, Wasser machte sie bei gedämpften Licht besonders sichtbar, ohne sie sonst im geringsten zu verändern ...". Zur "Chemie unter dem Mikroskop" bemerkt Pollender: "Ebenso wenig wurden sie (erg., die Stäbchen, Verff.) von Essigsäure, von starkem Chlorwasser, von Chlorwasserstoffsäure, Schwefelsäure, von starker Aetzkalilauge angegriffen. Nur Salpetersäure allein löste sie rasch auf. Jodlösung färbte sie schwach hellgelb und machte sie dadurch sichtbarer...". Aus diesem chemischen Verhalten der Stäbchen zieht er Schlüsse über deren Natur: "Nach diesem können die Körperchen keine Bruchstücke zerfallener Primitivfasern ..., kein thierischer Faserstoff, überhaupt keine feste Proteinverbindung sein, weil diese ein ganz entgegengesetztes Verhalten zeigen ... Ihr Verhalten gegen Aetzkali, Schwefel, Chlorwasserstoffsäure und Salpetersäure ist im Gegentheil ganz eigenthümlich und deutet eher auf eine pflanzliche Natur derselben hin". Vorsichtig äußert sich Pollender über die ätiologische Bedeutung seiner Befunde: "Ueber Herkunft und Entstehung dieser merkwürdigen und räthselhaften Körperchen weiß ich nichts zu berichten. Ebenso wenig kann ich die Fragen, ob diese Körperchen im lebenden Milzbrandblute vorhanden, oder, ob sie erst nach dem Tode des Thieres, ein Produkt der Gährung oder der Fäulniss entstanden ? ob sie Entozoen oder Entophilen ? ob sie der Ansteckungsstoff selbst oder blos dessen Träger, oder ausser aller Beziehung zu demselben gestanden ? - beantworten."Er schließt seine Arbeit mit der Bemerkung: "Ich bedaure, daß ich meine Untersuchung über das Milzbrandblut in mikrochemischer Hinsicht fast bloss auf das allgemeine chemische Verhalten gegen einige wenige Reagentien habe beschränken müssen und dass Berufspflichten mir nicht die Zeit vergönnt haben, diese weiter auszudehnen." Aufzeichnungen zur Biographie (Franz Anton) Aloys Pollenders finden sich bei Reiner Müller und Olpp: Pollender wurde am 25.5.1800 in Barmen geboren. Er studierte in Bonn Medizin. Danach war er Jahrzehnte in Wipperfürth als Arzt tätig. Neben seiner ausgedehnten Praxis widmete er sich dem Mikroskopieren. Außer seiner Milzbrandstudie veröffentlichte er mehrere botanische Arbeiten. Für eine dieser Arbeiten erhielt er am 8. Juli 1847 den Preis von 300 Thalern der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften aus dem Cothenius'schen Legat. Diese Arbeit war das Ergebnis einer 1845 für das Jahr 1847 von der Akademie gestellten Aufgabe: "Anatomische Untersuchung des Flachses, besonders der Bastfaser desselben, zu verschiedenen Zeiten seiner Entwicklung, in Bezug auf seine Güte, verbunden mit einer Untersuchung der chemischen und mechanischen Veränderungen, welche er während des Röstens und welche die Bastfaser desselben bei der Verarbeitung zu Leinwand und der Leinwand zu Papier erleidet" (Harnack, 1900, Bd. II, p. 505) Pollender soll ein beliebter und gesuchter Arzt gewesen sein. Weil er allerdings oft das Rechnungsschreiben vergaß, konnte er kein Vermögen erwerben. Bis zu seinem 60. Lebensjahr blieb Pollender Junggeselle. Dann freite er um ein 42 Jahre jüngeres, einfaches Arbeiterkind, das Fabrikmädchen Therese Baumann. Die Kleinstadt, in der er lebte, tolerierte das nicht. Er brachte seine Braut nach Düsseldorf, wo er sie unterrichten ließ, und suchte in Brüssel-Schaerbeck einen neuen Wirkungskreis. Hier heiratete er als Siebzigjähriger. Ohne belgische Approbation konnte er sich aber keine ausreichende Praxis aufbauen. So kehrte er 1872 mit Frau und Kind in seine Vaterstadt Barmen zurück. Auch hier hatte er beim Aufbau einer Praxis kein Glück. Er starb verarmt am 15.8.1879 (Olpp, 1932). An seinem Wohnhaus in Wipperfürth wurde am 28.7.1929 eine Gedenktafel enthüllt. Sie trägt die Inschrift: "In diesem Hause entdeckte 1849 Dr. Aloys Pollender (1800 -1879) den Milzbrandbazillus" (Reiner Müller, 1929)." H.Mochmann & W.Köhler, Meilensteine der Bakteriologie, pp.66-69 siehe: Olpp, G.: Hervorragende Tropenärzte in Wort und Bild. München, Gmelin 1932 Müller, R.: 80 Jahre Seuchenbakteriologie. Die Seuchenbakteriologie vor Robert Koch: Pollender 1849 (Ein 50-Jahr-Gedenken des Milzbrandforschers Pollender), . ZBL Bakteriol. I.Orig. 115, pp.1-17 Garrison & Morton No.5164

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        A View of Manchester N.H. Composed from Sketches taken near Rock Raymond by J. B. Bachelder, 1855

      Printed by Endicott & Co, Published by J. B. Bachelder, New York 1855 - Tinted lithograph by Endicott & Co. The finest and largest of all the early views of Manchester. Few nineteenth century American topographical artists produced town views of the quality of those of Bachelder. He published this example shortly after taking up residence in Manchester in 1854. The fore and middleground are occupied by a rolling New England landscape, with a winding road leading to the town in the distance. The town's contemporary prominence as a manufacturing center is aptly illustrated by the numerous mills that line the Merrimac River. Reps, Urban Views and Viewmakers , 2243 (locates four examples: New Hampshire Historical; Manchester Public Library; Library of Congress; Essex Institute ?Salem.).

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        Animaux Nouveaux or Rares Recueillis Pendant l'Expiditon dans Les Parties Centrales de l'Amerique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para. Oiseaux

      P. Bertrand, Paris 1855 - Large quarto. original brown wrappers, in mylar jacket, in custom red cloth folding box (fine). Illustrated with 20 lithographed plates in colour. This is part seven of Castelnau's complete fourteen volume work, considered "one of the most valuable contributions of its kind in all zoological literature" (Wood 281). This volume on the ornithology of South America is part of his section on zoology.Francois Louis Nompar de Caumont LaPorte, comte (earl) de Castelnau (1810 - 1880) was a French naturalist, born in London. He studied natural history in Paris and led a scientific expedition to Canada between 1837 - 1841. There he studied the fauna of the Canadian lakes and the political systems of Upper and Lower Canada (roughly corresponding to the modern provinces of Ontario and Quebec) and of the United States. [King] Louis Philippe sent Castelnau in 1843 together with two botanists and a taxidermist to South America. There they crossed the continent following the watershed between the Amazon and La Plata river systems from Rio de Janeior to Lima and From Lima to Para. The expedition lasted five years, and Castelnau sered as the French consul in Bahia in 1848. He later led expeditions to the far east and Australia. Wrappers and some edges a little nicked and rubbed, plates fine and complete with tissue guards This is the 1931 Leipzig reprint of the original edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Traviata Libretto di Francesco Maria Piave... Dall' Editore Tito di Giov. Ricordi Dedicata in segno di stima ed amicizia all' egregio signor Dottor Cesare Vigna Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi Opera Completa Fr. 40 -. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 25092-25109; 25121], 1855. First Edition of the second version of the opera. Hopkinson 55B. Chusid p. 157. La Traviata, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas's play La dame aux camélias, was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 6, 1853. "It is... easy to see why La traviata is among the best loved of Verdi's operas, perhaps even the best loved. In many senses it is the composer's most 'realistic' drama. The cultural ambience of the subject matter and the musical expression are very closely related: no suspension of disbelief is required to feel that the waltz tunes that saturate the score are naturally born out of the Parisian setting. And, perhaps most important, this sense of 'authenticity' extends to the heroine, a character whose psychological progress through the opera is mirrored by her changing vocal character: from the exuberant ornamentation of Act 1, to the passionate declamation of Act 2, to the final, well-nigh ethereal qualities she shows in Act 3. Violetta - Stiffelio, Rigoletto and Gilda notwithstanding - is Verdi's most complete musical personality to date." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. An interesting performance copy, despite condition.. Oblong folio. Contemporary mid-brown calf-backed marbled boards, black morocco title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title with vignette of Violetta's death by Ratti, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso (named cast list), 5-246 pp. Each number with its own price, imprint, and secondary pagination. Music engraved. Named cast includes Salvini-Donatelli, Speranza Giuseppini, Carlotta Berinni, Lodovico Graziani, Felice Varesi, Angelo Zuliani, Francesco Dragone, Arnaldo Silvestri, Andrea Bellini, G. Borsato, G. Tona, and Antonio Manzini. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of initial leaves. "Gabinetto Musicale di Gaetano Zani Bologna" handstamped to title, table of contents, and p. 5. Contemporary signature ("Radice di Colombo") to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. Some performance markings including occasional accidentals, notation, and embellishments in both pencil and ink in both contemporary and modern hands. Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped; split at upper hinge. Minor foxing and soiling; lower margins of many leaves with tears with some loss, occasionally affecting music; first bifolium detached.

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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, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good+ in no dust jacket if issued. No terminal advertisements. Small octavo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; xxxi 34-464 p. ill. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped sides. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece by John Chester Buttre from a daguerreotype; two wood engravings represent Slavery and Freedom by Nathaniel Orr. Appendix of extracts from speeches, etc. Tight and clean binding. Stands straight. Pages with no bookplate or writing. Endpapers clean. Clear protective cover. Previously rebacked gilt-faded spine and restored corners, professionally replaced tissue and three repaired tears, small stains throughout and corner bends with edges and plates lightly foxed. A radical revision of Frederick Douglass' first autobiography. The publisher's best-selling book of the year. Frederick Douglass was the first black nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1872. Blockson 9717. National Union Catalog 0352100. Sabin 20714. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature p. 402.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten von Ludwig Lange. Mit hist.-topograph. Text von J.W. Appell. Erste Abtheilung: Von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1855. 23,5 x 16,5 cm. 488 S. Mit gestoch. Titelblatt und 145 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. und reicher Rvergold. Engelmann 826. - Mit Ansichten von Baden-Baden, Basel, Bregenz, Chur, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Kandern, Karlsruhe, Kehl, Konstanz, Ladenburg, Lindau, Lörrach, Mannheim, Meersburg, Offenburg, Oppenheim, Rastatt, Säckingen, Schaffhausen, Speyer, Straßburg, Überlingen, Waldshut, Worms etc. - Kanten gering berieben. Stockfleckig. - Schöner Romantikereinband! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        Teorica del Codice Penale

      NAPOLI: Dallo Stabilimento dell'Antologia Legale di Domenico Capasso - Napoli, 1855. I ED.. Rilegato. BUONO. 17,4 26,5. Teorica del Codice Penale I II III USATO

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