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        Jagdhütte auf dem Tegelberg. Blick auf das ehemalige königliche Jagdhaus, das heutige Tegelberghaus, dahinter der Gipfel. Bezeichnet "Zur heiteren Erinnerung der Wallfahrt nach der Jagdhütte auf dem Degelberg bei Schloss Hohenschwangau".

      . Aquarell von Georg Friedrich Ziebland, um 1855, 21,5 x 30 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXVI, S. 482. - Ein schönes und detailliertes dokumentarisches Aquarell des Architekten und Oberbaurats Ziebland (1800 - 1873), der schon mit 13 Jahren in die Münchner Akademie eintrat und eine rege Tätigkeit entfaltete. Er übernahm nach dem Tod des Architekten Karl von Fischer mehrere seiner Bauten, schmückte für König Ludwig I. die Villa Malta in Rom aus, errichtete ab 1835 die Bonifatius-Basilika und das Kunstausstellungsgebäude am Königsplatz in München, war ab 1832 zusammen mit Domenico Quaglio an der Wiederherstellung von Schloß Hohenschwangau tätig und vollendete 1839 nach dem Tod Ohlmüllers die Auer Kirche. Die meisten der königlichen Jagdhäuser und -hütten wurden von ihm erbaut. Das Jagdhaus auf dem Tegelberg entstand im Jahr 1835. - Das Aquarell ist rückseitig beschriftet "Von Oberbaurath und Prof. Friedrich Ziebland, dem Erbauer der hiesigen Basilica erhalten. München, den 4. Oct. 1867. W. Pfistermeister". - Alt montiert und mit Einfassungslinien, sehr gut erhalten.

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        Eisenbahnbrücke über die Iller bei Kempten (Waltenhofer Tobel).

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, um 1855, 20 x 28,5 cm.. Hübsches Aquarell, über die Brücke fährt eine Eisenbahn, im Talgrund figürliche Staffage. - Tadellos und farbfrisch erhalten.

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        L'ete a Bade, DIESES BUCH WURDE BEI UNS AM 14.02.11 GESTOHLEN. Sollte es bei Ihnen auftauchen, bitten wir Sie, uns zu verständigen! Dieser Hinweis soll dem Schutz eines Erwerbers und der Aufklärung der Straftat dienen), mit Illustrationen von Tony Johannot, Eug. Lami, Francais et Jaquemot,

      Paris, Ernest Bourdin, o.J. (ca 1855).. 3. durchgesehene und korrigierte Ausgabe, 299 Seiten, 18x28, rotes O Ldr mit goldgeprägtem badischen Wappen und Kronen, Goldfileten und grünen Seidenbatist-Vorsätzen auf goldgeprägten Buchdecken-Rahmen sowie Voll-Goldschnitt. EIN SELTEN WOHLERHALTENES EXEMPLAR DIESES NAMHAFTEN ANSICHTENWERKES BADENS IM ÄUSSERST PRACHTVOLLEN LUXUSHAND-EINBAND mit 54 Holzschnitten im Text und 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln: davon 3 kolorierte lithographische Kostümdarstellungen (Paysan et paysannes badois / Postillon et aubergiste badois / Etudiants d' Heidelberg), 14 Stahlstich-Ansichten (8 Ansichten aus Baden-Baden, und je eine von Rastatt (Schloß Favorite), Konstanz, Freiburg i. Br., Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mainz) und eine lithographische, grenzkolorierte Karte des Herzogtums Baden sowie einem Stahlstich-Portraits des Großherzogs Friedrich von Baden, der Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb, innen stellenweise etwas braunfleckig

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        Oeuvres completes. Avec la nomenclatur linneenne et la classification de cuvier. Revues sur l'edition in-4to. de l'imprimerie royale et annotees par M. Flourens. Nouvelle edition.

      Paris, Garnier, (1855-57).. 12 Bde. 4to. Mit 1 gest. Front., 4 grenzkolor. Stahlstichkarten und 145 (144 kolor.) Stahlstichtafeln. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTit.; 12. Aufl.. Die gesuchte, reich illustrierte Quartausgabe der Oeuvres completes in einem schönen Exemplar. - Nissen 705. - Enthält Buffons zwischen 1749 und 1789 erstmals veröffentlichte Histoire naturelle, die eine der ersten naturgeschichtlichen Darstellungen über Biologie und Geologie der Erde enthielt, die sich nicht auf die Bibel berief. Dabei verwendete der Verfasser ausschließlich empirisch begründete Argumente, um Naturerscheinungen zu erklären. Sein Hauptwerk gilt Nissen zufolge als die 'geistvollste und stilistisch gewandteste Naturgeschichte, die bisher geschrieben wurde, und mit Recht zur Weltliteratur gerechnet' wird (Nissen 132). Die vorliegende Quartausgabe dieses Klassikers dokumentiert die nachhaltige Wirkungsgeschichte bis in die zweite Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Tafeln in schönem, teilweise eiweißgehöhten Kolorit. - Stellenweise gering stockfleckig.

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        Photochemische Untersuchungen. 6 Mitteilungen in 5 Bänden. (alles Erschienene). Zusammen 247 S. In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. J. C. Poggendorff. Bände 96, 100, 101, 108 und 117.

      Leipzig, Barth, 1855-62.. 8°. Je ca. 650 S. Mit zahlreichen gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit.. Alle sechs Mitteilungen in erster Ausgabe, in dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten. Sie tragen die nachfolgenden Überschriften: 1. Photochemische Untersuchungen, 2. Maassbestimmung der chemischen Wirkungen des Lichts, 3. Erscheinungen der photochemischen Induction, 4. Optische und chemische Extinction der Strahlen, 5. Die Sonne, 6. Meteorologische Lichtmessungen. - Bunsen und Roscoe legen hiermit den Grundstein für die messende Photochemie. Sie entwickeln dafür einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie das Lambertsche Absorptionsgesetz präzisieren können. Ihrer außerordentlichen Schwierigkeiten wegen bezeichnet Wilhelm Ostwald die photochemischen Untersuchungen als Bunsens Meisterarbeit. "Eine gleiche Summe von chemischer, physikalischer und rechnerischer Geschicklichkeit, von Scharfsinn im Ersinnen der Versuche und von Geduld und Ausdauer in ihrer Durchführung, von eingehendster Sorgfalt an jeder kleinsten Erscheinung und ausgiebigstem Weitblick der größten meteorologisch-kosmischen Verhältnissen gegenüber, findet sich in keiner anderen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit auf diesem Gebiete wieder" (Ostwald). - Stempel auf Titeln. Mit kleinen Bibliotheksrückenschildern, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 586; Poggendorff I, 341; Darmstaedter 554 First editions of all six papers on photochemical research involving the chemical combination of equal volumes of hydrogen and chlorine when they were illuminated. - Stamp to title. Contemporary half-calf with small library-label. Fine copy

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        Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of The Cherokees, and the Author

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 587pp., frontis portrait and page map. Gray cloth hardcover. Restored. New gray cloth spine with gilt lines and "Georgians" stamped on spine. Hinges repaired. New frontis tissue. Light toning and scattered foxing to interior.& & Howes G 186. Previous owner name of L F Gilmer, Savannah 1856 written on front free endpaper and on title page.

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        The First Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque; [with] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of consolation; [and] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of a wife

      London: Nattali and Bond, Bedford Street, Covent Garden [through 1855], 1812. London: Nattali and Bond, Bedford Street, Covent Garden [through 1855], 1812. Early Reprint. Paper-Covered Boards. Fine. Ninth Edition, complete in three volumes with 80 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. (Eighty-one plates are called for on the title pages, but the plate lists contain a total of only 79, with the illustrated title page in Vol. 3 unlisted. Presumably, there was an illustrated title page planned for the Second Tour but never included.) Tall 8vo's: [6],272,[6, catalog of books published by Nattali and Bond]; [4],277,[1]; [6],279,[1]pp. Hand-marbled paper-covered boards, finely woven green cloth spines, matching morocco lettering pieces gilt, recently bound by Fitterer, a truly splendid production. Fine bindings; clean, wide-margined pages with only occasional offsetting; vibrant, deep, rich, fresh coloring. Abbey, Life, 265-67. Tooley 427-29. & ¶The three tours of Doctor Syntax, featuring the comic, skin-and-bone cleric at the mercy of all manner of misadventures was supposedly based on an idea of Rowlandson's close friend, the actor Jack Bannister, and with verses by William Combe, first appeared in 1812, 1820, and 1821, respectively. Combe's letterpress for Rowlandson's illustrations, produced by the prestigious publisher and art dealer Rudolph Ackermann, earned Combe his soubrette, Doctor Syntax. "Combining a light-hearted satire of William Gilpin's theory of the picturesque in art with a central character modelled on Cervantes' Don Quixote and Henry Fielding's Parson Adams, Combe created a lovable eccentric whose misadventures on the road structure the Tour. [Other sources for Syntax, drawn from the picturesque tradition, were probably Le Sage's Gil Blas and Smollett's Peregrine Pickle, as well as Samuel Butler's earlier Hudibras.] For over a century the many editions and numerous imitations of the Tour attested to the popularity of Combe's humorous hero." (ODNB) "Combe's first Dr. Syntax book (originally published in the Poetical Magazine in 1809) and its successors . . . satirize the many 18th- and early 19th-century writers whose “Tours,” “Travels,” and “Journeys” were vehicles for sententious moralizing, uninspired raptures, and sentimental accounts of amorous adventures. The popularity of Combe's work owed much to the illustrations of Thomas Rowlandson." (Britannica) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Sending on Board the Admiral for Letters at Sea / Envoi Des Lettres Au Bord de L'amiral En Mer

      London: Day & Son Lithers. London: Day & Son Lithers 1855. (Poster) Very good. Artist: Oswald Walter Brierly. Engraving by Thomas Goldsworth Dutton and Jonathan Needham. 24" X 16" Original Lithograph in 28.5" X 34.5" gold painted wooden frame. In very good condition with very minor foxing near bottom. Image shows the English and French fleets in the Baltic, 1854 (including the Amphion 1846).

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        Reiseskizzen aus Arabien. Oman und die Küste des persischen Golfs (Nach Wellstedt). In: Meyer's Volksbibliothek für Länder-, Völker- und Naturkunde. 76. Band.

      Hildburghausen & New York, Bibliographisches Institut / Hermann J. Meyer, [1855]. - 12mo. 161-197 pp.; entire work: 221, (3) pp. With 3 folding engr. plates. Original printed wrappers. Rare German translation of Wellsted's account of Oman. J. R. Wellsted's short career was almost entirely devoted to the surveying of the Red Sea, Arabia and Oman, undertaken on a number of expeditions between 1830 and 1837. On board the surveying ship Palinurus he was the first European to set foot in the interior of Oman. Starting late in 1835 from the easternmost point of Oman, Wellsted made his way westward through the Ja`alan region to the Wahibah Sands and then struck north up the Wadi Batha to Samad. There he was joined by Lieutenant F. Whitelock, also of the Indian Navy, who had set out from Muscat later. Together they reached Nazwa, the ancient capital of Oman, and climbed the lower slopes of the Jabal al-Akhdhar, in central Oman. In January 1836 they arrived on the Al-Batinah coast and then turned west, recrossing the Hajar mountains and emerging on the edge of the Dhaharah, the rocky steppe that stretches west toward the Rub` al-Khali. - Somewhat foxed throughout. Uncut, untrimmed copy. OCLC 162829268. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WAIKNA Or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore

      Harper & Brothers 1855 (Original) boards with light rubbing to extremities and faded. Spine sunned and with light fraying. Bookplate. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. Very light foxing to first and last few pages ; 60 b&w illustrations. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 366 pages

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        Tours in Ulster, A Hand Book to the Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Ireland

      Hodges and Smith - 1855. Hardback. 396pp. Illustrated. Numerous full page aquatints. Engravings in the text two folding maps (one is torn but complete). Half calf on cloth boards. New title Label. Top edge gilt. Cover is worn on the edges and cloth is stained. Binding is tight. Text and illustrations are clear and bright. Keywords: Local History- Ulster, Northern Ireland, Travel, 19th Century Ireland, Tourist Guides, Rare and Antiquarian Books. Not a first edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland .

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        Angler's Song Book, The

      George Cox; London. 1855 - Good+. Contemporaneous red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Light edge-wear and darkening. Printed on Purple, White, Green and Blue paper. Light foxing to endpapers and randomly to the white paper at intervals. xv prelims. 276pp. 2 leaves of publishers adverts` to rear. A beautifully preserved copy. LIMITED EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed to free front endpaper verso as being one of only 30 copies printed for subscribers. Inscribed from the author to William Ord, of Whitfield Hall, Northumberland, 1855. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SPORTING ADVENTURES IN THE NEW WORLD; OR, DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOOSE-HUNTING IN THE PINE FORESTS OF ACADIA (2 VOLS CT) [G]

      London: Oxford: Hurst and Blackett,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Canada, Early Travel; Hunting; Big Game Hunting; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii and 304, viii and 299 (i) pages; Original blind light brown cloth stamped in gilt at spine plus front cover vignette, plus 16- and 24-page publisher's catalogs at rear of volumes, colored lithograph frontis in each volume. Spines slightly turned, light sunning, some nicks or chipping at spine ends, texts solid, brief aging, occasional finger smudges; ex-library, markings limited to consecutive volume numbers in black ink at center of spines, and bookplate at front pastedowns. Sabin 30350. Field 651. Lande 1821. Bruns H71. Account of chasing big game in Nova Scotia, written by officer in the Royal Artillery who was stationed in the Maritime provinces for over a decade. Text contains lengthy narrative about the Micmac Indians: "some particulars regarding the numbers and characteristics of the aborigines of the provinces that have not been printed elsewhere" - Field. Adt'l scan of spines and hinges available. ; 0 .

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        Mélanges historiques et littéraires -

      Michel Lévy Frères 1855 -, Paris - 1 In-8 382 pp. Reliure plein maroquin havane. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Large dentelle dorée intérieure. Reliure signée ALLO. Intérieur avec petites rousseurs claires. Très bon état EDITION ORIGINALE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCENERY OF THE PLAINS, MOUNTAINS AND MINES; OR, A DIARY KEPT UPON THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA, BY WAY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE: TRAVELS IN THE CITIES, MINES, AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS - EMBRACING THE RETURN BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53

      Ogdensburg, N.Y. 1855 Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1855. First edition. 324pp. Original black cloth, small chip at top of gold stamped spine. Graff 2892. Howes L84. Jones 1336. Matthews p.326. Rader 2201. Sabin 38904. Streeter 3179. Wagner-Camp-Becker 258: "Langworthy crossed the Missouri river at Council Bluffs on May 14, 1850. He reached Fort Laramie on June 13, South Pass on June 29, Granite Pass by way of Salt Lake City on September 9, and the Humboldt Sink on October 2. He crossed over the Sierra Nevada by way of Carson Pass, and arrived at Ringgold, near Placerville, on October 21, a total of 160 days from departure. The overland journey occupied the first 180 pages of the book, with the balance devoted to describing California and the return trip via Nicaragua...." Cowan p.383. Flake 4742: "Mormons in 'Canesville'; Mormon speculations. Also a trip through Salt Lake City in 1850 with notes of Mormonism.

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        HISTOIRE DE L'EMPIRE OTTOMAN DEPUIS LES TEMPS ANCIENS JUSQU'A' NOS JOURS GARNIER FRERES PARIS 1855

      GARNIER FRERES 1855 In-4 (275 x 190 mm), VII - 528 pp., demi-chagrin vert, dos à cinq nerfs orné (reliure d'époque). Premier tirage, illustré de 18 planches d'après Allom, Salmon et Leitch, gravées par Bentley, Cousen, Tophani, etc. (défauts d'usage, dos passé, coins émoussés

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        SCENERY OF THE PLAINS, MOUNTAINS AND MINES; OR, A DIARY KEPT UPON THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA, BY WAY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE: TRAVELS IN THE CITIES, MINES, AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS - EMBRACING THE RETURN BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53

      Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1855. First edition. 324pp. Original black cloth, small chip at top of gold stamped spine. Graff 2892. Howes L84. Jones 1336. Matthews p.326. Rader 2201. Sabin 38904. Streeter 3179. Wagner-Camp-Becker 258: "Langworthy crossed the Missouri river at Council Bluffs on May 14, 1850. He reached Fort Laramie on June 13, South Pass on June 29, Granite Pass by way of Salt Lake City on September 9, and the Humboldt Sink on October 2. He crossed over the Sierra Nevada by way of Carson Pass, and arrived at Ringgold, near Placerville, on October 21, a total of 160 days from departure. The overland journey occupied the first 180 pages of the book, with the balance devoted to describing California and the return trip via Nicaragua...." Cowan p.383. Flake 4742: "Mormons in 'Canesville'; Mormon speculations. Also a trip through Salt Lake City in 1850 with notes of Mormonism.

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        Die Einnahme der Süd-Seite von Sebastopol. Die Bestürmung des Malakoff-Thurmes durch die Franzosen, unter dem Oberkomando des generals Pelisiers, aufgeführt von den Generalen Bosquet & Mac Mahon, dan der Sturm auf den grossen Redan durch die Engländer unter Anführung des Generals Simpson am 8t. September 1855. Der Rückzug der Russen auf die Nordseite und die Zerstörung der Flotte vom 8t. auf den 9t. September 1855.

      Wien H Gerhart 1855 - Lithografie mit zwei Tönungsplatten (rot und blau) von H. Gerhart, Bildausschnitt 44 x 67 cm, Blattgr. 58 x 75,5 cm. Seltene Panoramaansicht des Schlachtfeldes vor der im Krimkrieg 1853-56 schwer umkämpften Stadt Sebastopol am Schwarzen Meer, die Belagerung endete nach knapp einem Jahr am 8. September 1855 durch die Eroberung des Forts Malakow durch die Franzosen; zur Beschreibung des Kriegsgeschehens brachten im Rahmen des Krimkrieges einige Verlage großformatige Blätter heraus, so häufig manch ein Motiv sein kann, die einzelnen Blätter sind durchwegs selten und oft in schlechtem Zustand; einige Randeinrisse (rechts und am oberen Rand bis in die Darstellung reichend) professionell restauriert, in Summe von guter Erhaltung für ein Blatt dieser Größe.

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        Atlas zum Lehrbuch der Orgelbaukunst nach den besten Methoden älterer und neuerer in ihrem Fache ausgezeichneter Orgelbaumeister und begründet auf mathematische und physikalische Gesetze.

      Weimar, Voigt 1855. - Mit 130 (11 gefalt.) Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt., mit der eingeb. Orig.-Broschur. Folio. Reuter, Orgel 7030. - Ohne die beiden (auffindbaren) Textbände; der vorliegende Tafelband ist komplett sehr selten! - Wohl das wichtigste Fachbuch der Orgelbauerzunft in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die interessanten und großformatigen Tafeln zeigen Pfeifen, einzelne Bestandteile und Aufsätze, Konstruktionszeichnungen sowie Gesamtansichten. - Decken etwas beschabt. Tls. etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [PRINTED ACCOUNT BOOK, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, FOR THE LOUISIANA SUGAR PLANTATION OF DUNCAN F. KENNER]

      "Texas" Plantation. 1855.. [4],112pp., of which approximately 75pp. are completed in manuscript. Folio. Dbd. Leaves loose. Moderate to heavy wear throughout. Titlepage torn and chipped, old tape, lacking top three inches of sheet, affecting printed title. Second leaf with similar tears, loss to upper corner, affecting printed text on verso. Dampstaining to lower inner margin, heavier toward front of text. Light foxing and toning to majority of text. Heavier wear and soiling to last few leaves, old tape on final printed page. The text remains very bold and overall very bright. Good overall. In a half morocco box. A commercially printed account book published in New Orleans in 1854 by B.M. Norman, specifically for use on sugar plantations and "suitable for a force of 80 hands, or under." This particular example was used by overseer W. C. Trimble on the Louisiana sugar plantation of Duncan F. Kenner (1813-1887), called "Texas." Kenner was a member of a prominent Louisiana planter family who served several terms as a Whig in the Louisiana House of Representatives. After the secession of the Southern states, he served in the Confederate Congress and in 1864 was appointed minister plenipotentiary to Europe by Confederate President Jefferson Davis, in an effort to urge the recognition of the Confederate States by England and France. He was also the owner of one of the largest sugar plantations in Louisiana, known as Ashland. The plantation of Ashland is mentioned in several places, most notably in an entry dated September 8: "Saturday... Bought 8 mules 4 for Texas & 4 for Ashland Paid $167.51 per head." An interesting feature of this book is the instructional text, "The Duties of an Overseer," found on the last two pages, with quotes from "Washington's Instructions to his Overseers." According to the guide, the overseer should refrain from "taking up your own time and that of the servants," avoid unnecessary expenses; maintain the "health of the negroes"; care for the livestock and farm tools; take care in exercising "judgment and consideration in the management of the Negroes" by being "firm, and at the same time gentle...even if inflicting the severest punishment." The guide recommends that "Whenever an opportunity is afforded you for rewarding continued good behavior, do not let it pass," but cautions to "Never be induced by a course of good behavior...to relax the strictness of your discipline." Designed for use over the course of one year, the book is divided up into quarters and at each quarter year mark is found a "Quarterly Inventory of Stock and Implements." Each page has listed the days of the week and on each Trimble gives an account of the work performed, the total number of sick "hands" out for the day, and the conditions of the weather. Texas plantation housed fifty- seven male and thirty-one female slaves, all of whom are recorded by name, but it is unclear how many of those listed, if any, were children. Trimble also notes that during the year a total of six children, five boys and one girl, were born and six slaves died, two of whom were children: "Saturday [February 10] ... Lost a negro boy...with the Consumption". Labor is recorded daily by Trimble and includes ditching, clearing ground, and plowing to plant sugar cane and corn (early in the Spring), peas (beginning in June), and sweet potatoes (harvesting and gathering in October); burying trash; cutting wood; and cutting and turning fodder for the livestock. In late October, all hands are used to begin the strenuous process of harvesting the cane and transporting it to the mill for processing. In addition to the mundane details of work, other events, which break up the monotony of the text, are scattered throughout. Trimble records the deaths of some of the locals: "Saturday [July 28] ... old Antwin died this evening"; "Monday [December 24] ... Milly [?] got killed by the fall of a tree this morning." He remarks that work is ongoing on the erection of a new brick cabin (with additional notes made in the margins listing each contractor, i.e. masons, engineers, coppersmiths, etc. as well as the number of meals provided per day). The slaves are periodically given rations and, at times, "gifts": "Sunday [May 6]. All hands idle. Gave molasses. The negroes got their present money to day..." and "Tuesday [November 6] ... The weather rainy. All hands stoped [sic] work & gave out the negroes clothes." Interestingly, he also notes when slaves attended to their own gardens, etc.: "Sunday [October 15] ... All hands gathering negroes corn." On Christmas Day, the slaves are given a day off, but work resumes as usual the following day. Trimble also notes that several times during the year, Mr. Kenner would visit the plantation and stay for varying lengths of time, the longest being a month long stay with his family from May 4 until June 7. The end of the book is comprised of printed record sheets for various plantation tasks, such as number of hogshead of sugar made throughout the year; tools and clothing given to the slaves; supply entries, etc. All of these are blank, except for "The Planter's Annual Record of his Negroes upon [Texas] Plantation, made at the commencement and at the close of the year 185[5]." This accounting lists each of the plantation;s eighty- eight slaves by name. Likewise, the section for births and deaths for the year has been completed. Overall, a fascinating record of the daily life of a Louisiana plantation.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1855. Twenty parts in nineteen (1855-57), original wrappers. Spine ends chipped, some spines chipped, upper cover of part one chipped to edges with closed tear, upper cover of part nineteen / twenty with a closed tear, spine chipped with small amount of loss to lower cover, part seventeen's upper cover is soiled, in part fourteen pages 441/2 have some loss to bottom margin (not affecting text), part nine has a closed small tear to foot of last text leaf, the first page of adverts in part nineteen / twenty has a small tear (without loss). Internally some light browning and occasional light soiling, but generally the text is fairly clean. Plates have the usual browning / oxidisation to edges. Collates to Hatton and Cleaver with the following exceptions; part two lacks all ads to rear, part five lacks ad (2) to rear, part nine lacks pages 1-6 to front and all ads to rear, part ten lacks pages 1-6 to front ads, part twelve lacks ads (1) and (3) to rear, part thirteen lacks one slip to front and (3) to rear, in part sixteen the Jongh's ad is 2pp not 4pp. Hatton and Cleaver 307-330. First Edition. Paper Wrapper. Good. Illus. by Browne, H.K. (Phiz). 8vo. Original Parts.

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        CESVS KLIST, EM-OPUNVKV-HERA, MARO COYVTE. The Gospel According to Matthew. Translated into the Muskokee Language.

      Mission Press,, Park Hill: 1855 - The book also contains the Muskogee alphabet. Gd (covers are rubed & worn/spine has insect damage along joints/old library paper label on spine/front & rear past-down & fep dampstained/old library check out label on ffep & library stamp on front past-down/library stamp on bottom of title-page/pages have light foxing with occasional dampstaining). 13 x 8 cm. 1st edition (Forman, "Oklahoma Imprints" pg 25). 153 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OPERA CUM NOVO COMMENTARIO AD MODUM JOANNIS BOND. PARISIIS, EX TYPOGRAPHIA FIRMINORUM DIDOT. 1855 1855

      PARISIIS, EX TYPOGRAPHIA FIRMINORUM DIDOT. 1855IN- 24°, TELA ORIGINALE. (8), XIVI, (2), 299 PP. FRONTESPIZIO INCISO IN ACCIAIO, 11 VIGNETTE IN TESTATE E 7 TAVOLE F.T. CONSISTENTI IN VERE FOTOGRAFIE APPLICATE (DA DISEGNI DEL BARRIAS), OLTRE 2 CARTE TOPOGRAFICHE SU DOPPIO FOGLIO IN FINE; TESTO CONTORNATO DAL COMMENTARIO IN CARATTERI MICROSCOPICI, ENTRAMBI RACCHIUSI IN RIQUADRI ROSSI. LA BIOGRAFIA DI ORAZIO SCRITTA DA NOEL DES VERGERS, CHE PRECEDE L' OPERA, É IN FRANCESE. BELL' ESEMPLARE CON POCHE, LIEVISSIME ARROSSATURE D' EPOCA. EDIZIONE PREGEVOLISSIMA. > (BRUNET, III, 325). GLI ESEMPLARI CON RIQUADRI IN ROSSO E LE ILLUSTRAZIONI FOTOGRAFATE ALL' ALBUME (COME QUESTO) SONO RARI E VALGONO IL TRIPLO DI QUELLI IN TIRATURA NORMALE. E' UN VERO GIOIELLO D' ARTE TIPOGRAFICA ED É IL PRIMO LIBRO FRANCESE ILLUSTRATO CON FOTOGRAFIE. VICAIRE, IV, 167-68. UPDIKE, PRINTING TYPES, II, P. 180. WELSH BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MINIATURE BOOKS, 3569. MANCA AL CAT. DEL GROLIER CLUB, THE TRUTHFUL LENS. UN INCUNABOLO DELL' ILLUSTRAZIONE FOTOGRAFICA.

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        Autograph letter signed to William Scoresby jr

      London, 1855. ?Every Possible Assistance to You in Yr. Experiments? Argyll [Campbell, George, Eighth Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).] Autograph letter signed to William Scoresby (1789-1857). 3 pages. London, December 17, 1855. 186 x 117 mm. Fine. From George Campbell, eighth duke of Argyll, who held several important positions in the British government in the second half of the nineteenth century; he was also a noted writer on science and economics, and a leader in the scholarly opposition to Darwinism. His correspondent was British explorer and scientist William Scoresby, best known for his studies of terrestrial magnetism and its effects on navigation. In December 1855 the 66-year-old Scoresby was preparing for the scientific voyage recorded in his posthumous Journal of a Voyage to Australia for Magnetical Research (1859), undertaken to prove his claim that an iron ship changed its magnetic signature after crossing the magnetic equator. Scoresby had asked Argyll, who was then serving in the British Cabinet, for assistance in communicating his objectives to the Colonial Office; Argyll replied as follows: I am rather taken aback by yr. announcement that you are yourself going to undertake a voyage to Australia in order to correct & confirm yr. conclusions on the magnetism of iron ships. But I need hardly say that any assistance which I, or the Govt. can give you is due to yr. devotions to a cause of such great importance both scientific & commercial. I think no introduction can be necessary for one whose name is familiar to every Englishman. But I doubt not I can get for you from the Colonial Office letters requesting the Governors of the colonies you may visit every possible assistance to you in yr. experiments . . . Scoresby acknowledged the help he received from Argyll in the first chapter of the Journal of a Voyage to Australia: ?From each department, comprising the Admiralty, the Compass Department at Woolwich, and the Colonial Office, the communications with the last of which were kindly made for me by His Grace the Duke of Argyll, my several applications for furtherance or aid in my objects . . . were promptly and liberally responded to? (p. 9). 650

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        The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855. from the Departure of Lord Raglan to the Capture of Sevastpol. 2 volumes octavo. Original yellow ochre cloth, title lettered in gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards, salmon pink surface-paper endpapers, edvertising to the pastedowns. Slightly rubbed, spines a little dulled, a scatter of foxing, but otherwise an excellent set, unopened, small contemporary ink-stamps - "Heir-loom John Brymer" - to the title pages. First edition. "This narrative of the past campaign in the East records the exciting scenes which I witnessed … It makes no pretension to Military criticism" (To the Reader). Woods was special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War, one of the least common accounts of the conflict and here in an excellent copy.

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        THE WABASH: Or Adventures of an English Gentleman’s Family in the Interior of America

      Hurst and Blackett 1855. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. Sm. 8vo. viii + 329pp. + viii + 352pp. Sepia litho. frontiss. Some light marginal browning, rebound in modern gilt edged half morocco with marbled boards, gilt lettering and ruling to spines. Sabin 5056; Howes B401.& J. Richard Beste (1806-1885). Additional postage may be necessary. US$523

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        Black's Tourist's Guide To Devonshire & Cornwall Including The Scilly Islands [FIRST EDITION DATED 1855]

      Adam And Charles Black, UK 1855 - Publisher's advertising endpapers and pastedowns to front and rear, Map, Title, Half-Title, Contents, 1-103, 46 Publisher's Catalogue, Complete with two maps as called for: a fold out of the whole peninsular, facing the title page [which may be a facsimile, though a very good one - SEE SCAN] and a fold out map of The Great-Western and South-Devon Railways, Bristol to Exeter and Plymouth facing page 4. Contents : General Description Of The County Of Devon; Table Of Elevations Of Hills In Devonshire; Bristol To Exeter By Railway; Exeter, Its Aspect, Cathedral, And Institutions; Exeter To Barnstaple By Railway; Barnstaple To Hartland Point; Barnstaple To Ilfracombe; Exeter To Tavistock (Over Dartmoor); Exeter To Plymouth By Railway, Passing Exmouth, Dawlish; Teignmouth, Torquay, Etc; Plymouth And Devonport, Their Hotels, Docks, Stores, Breakwater; Plymouth Sound And Eddystone Lighthouse; Devonport To Tavistock; Exeter To Launceston; Cornwall; Table Of Elevations Of Hills In Cornwall; Launceston To Truro, Middle Route; Launceston To Truro, Upper Route; Launceston To Truro, Lower Route; Truro To Penzance And Land's End, Upper Route; Truro To Penzance And Land's End, Lower Route; The Scilly Islands; Railway Route From Bristol To Exeter And Plymouth; Railway Route From Exeter To Barnstaple; Index. Book - Very Good bright green boards with gilt lettering - slight rubbing to the extreme corners and slight wear to the extreme bottom of the spine. Contents, publisher's advertising endpapers and pastedowns to front and rear slight stain to extreme edge of bottom inch of long side of a few pages, well away from all text, previous owner's name and date 'April 1859' to top edge of front endpaper also slight blind stamp offset from bookseller's blind stamp to top corner of following free endpaper inscription dated 1859 and blind stamped circular stamp to to the top edge, some browning and spotting to the title and introductory pages and some light browning to the other pages otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 6 inches tall by 4 inches. 103 pages which includes an index & 46 page catalogue to the rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 5663. This book is lighter than the average upon which international charges are based and so will be sent Airmail as standard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. By Beverley R. Morris, Esq., A.B., M.D., T.C.D., Mem: Wern: Club

      London: Groombridge & Sons, Paternoster Row, 1855. iv, 252 p., 60 leaves of colored plates; 32 x 26 cm. Beverley Morris was a younger brother of Francis Morris, the famous ornithologist. "A collection of accounts of British game birds, with a statement of the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests, and notes on their value as articles of food. Most of the forms treated are figured on the hand-coloured plates (wood-engravings), made by B. Fawcett , who also printed the work, which has subsequently been issued in several editions...' (Anker 345). Nissen IVB, 644. Text and plates very good; original 3/4 leather binding has been rebacked and is becoming fragile. Stock#OB584 oversize.

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        History of The Reign of Philip The Second, King of Spain, 1855-1859 - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson. 1855 - 1859. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First editions,1855 & 1859. 3 volumes. The first volume inscribed 'Hon Robert C. Winthrop from his friend Wm H. Prescott' with Winthrop's bookplate, and the maroon gilt leather bookplate of collector Barton Currie; the second volume inscribed in pencil, 'Robert C. Winthrop from The Author, Dec. 1855' with Winthrop's bookplate; the third volume signed by Robert C. Winthrop in pencil with 'From the author Dec. 8/58' in pen underneath, in Prescott's hand. All three volumes in original dark brown cloth gilt, in good+ condition with wear and loss to spine ends, hinges tight and sound, contents very good or better. Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-94) was a Massachusetts politian (one time Speaker of the House of Representatives), who retired early from politics and devoted himself to philanthropic and historical pursuits (he was a major patron and contributor to the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society) and he became a noted orator. He was friendly with Prescott and gave the oration at the unveiling of Prescott's statue at Bunker Hill in June, 1881. Barton Currie (1877-1962), whose bookplate adorns the first volume, was a great book collector on the order of A. Edward Newton, and the author, not only of a mystery novel, but of one of the best popularizers of book collection, 'Fishers of Books' (1931) which charmingly recounts his education and maturity as a book collector. Inscribed copies of Prescott titles are very uncommon on the marketplace: the last time a set of this title auctioned was 1980 (90 dollars, Phillips, only the last volume -- a later printing -- inscribed).

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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. By Thomas Moore, Edited by John Lindley. Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury

      London: Published by Bradbury and Evans, 1855 [-1856]. First edition, folio, [10, 152]pp., 51 leaves of nature-printed plates, all printed in colours, by Bradbury & Evans under the direction of Henry Bradbury, some slight spotting and offsetting from tissue guards, endpapers, title and a few preliminary leaves a little creased, tear to centre of title expertly repaired with archival paper, several other expert repairs to a couple of text leaves, cont. half green morocco, rebacked with the original spine laid-down all edges gilt. First edition of Bradbury's chef d'oeuvre and a fine example of Nature Printing. Henry Bradbury (1831-1860), eldest son of William Bradbury of Bradbury & Evans, published the present work in 17 monthly parts between June 1855 and September 1856. With text by Thomas Moore (curator of the Chelsea botanic garden and co-editor of Gardener's Chronicle) and edited by John Lindley (1799-1865), the work was one of the first of the genre printed in Britain. Bradbury went on to publish an octavo edition of the present work and a four-volume work with nature-printed plates of sea-weeds. It is not known how the controversy surrounding nature printing affected Bradbury, but he committed suicide at the age of 29 by drinking acid. He left a number of unrealised projects, including two further nature-printed works on fungi and trees. The story behind the development of Nature Printing and Bradbury's role in this development has been most extensively detailed by Cave & Wakeman. Fischer 89; Nissen BBI 1400; Stafleu & Cowan 6275; Cave & Wakeman, Typographia Naturalis.

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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed and Original Envelope

      Washington 1855 - Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce, United States Senator, and President of the Confederate States of America (1861 - 1865) Exceedingly rare autographed letter signed, 8vo, one page, written as Secretary of War, Washington, December 27, 1855, (accompanied by original transmittal envelope), to socialite and future Confederate super-spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow, in full: "My Dear Madam, I regret that it will not be in my power to meet you this evening in the midst of the many friends who always when permitted gather around you. With many thanks for your kind remembrance, I am truly your friend. Jefferson Davis, 27th Dec. 1855, Mrs. R. O'N Greenhow." [Docket on verso in unknown hand] *Unbeknownst to many scholars is the fact that Greenhow and Davis were in fact very close friends prior to her recruitment as a spy for the Confederacy in 1861. One contemporary newspaper account states, "She wept openly in the Senate Gallery on January 21, 1861 when Jefferson Davis, one of her most influential friends, said farewell to the Senate." It was the same Jefferson Davis who openly credited Greenhow with providing Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard with the information that resulted in the Union rout at First Bull Run. Fine condition.

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        A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen & Greenland, comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrere's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1855 (1856 [sic]).. 4, xvi, 288 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 2 botanical plates and 2 folding maps. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 18. Sabin 14374. Cox I: 26. The first is from an English collection published in 1694; the second from the Relation du Groenland, Paris, 1663; the third is the text of Edward Pelham's tract, London, 1631. The supplementary material consists of the 1855 annual report. Spine lightly sunned, nick to headband, otherwise a near fine unopened copy (uncut but for preliminary report).

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        Nuevo método para embocar bien todos los caballos y Tratado sucinto de equitación, para obtener buena mano de brida, adquirir fuerza en poco tiempo y saber ayudar al caballo, todo bajo principios originales, sencillos y fáciles de comprender y ejecutar.

      Madrid, Imprenta a cargo de Miguel González, 1855 - -20 x 28 cm.- , 102 págs. Ilustrado con 9 láminas litografiadas, siete de ellas desplegables, y con capitulares, figuras y adornos tipográficos en el texto. Enc. en holandesa de época, lomo de piel. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        O NOVO GUIA DA CONVERSACAO EM PORTUGUES E INGLEZ EM DUAS PARTES ( THE NEW GUIDE OF THE CONVERSATION, IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH IN TWO PARTS) Escolha de Dialogos Familiares Sobre Varios Assumptos

      Paris: Va J.-P. Aillaud, Monlon e Ca., 1855. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. vii + 182 p. 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Red half morocco binding with blue marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, end papers marbled, 4 raised bands, edges of text block lightly flecked in brown. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: light wear to covers and spine, front top corner and spine edges a bit more worn, boards a bit more worn, spine lightly darkened, top edge of text block darkened, pages white with light spotty foxing, binding tight, small bookplate of David. B. Ogden on inside of front cover, name of Gourveneur M. Ogden in ink on title page. NOTE: this volume is the very scarce 1st edition, 1st printing of the book now known as "English as She is Spoke", reprinted many times since most recently by McSweeney's.

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        Sketch of the Life and Writings of Adam Smith, LL.D

      Edinburgh: Murray and Gibb, Printers (for Adam and Charles Black),, 1855. Octavo (219 × 139 mm). Contemporary blue hard-grained morocco, covers with an elaborate double-line and decorative gilt roll border, spine lettered gilt in a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece reproduction of the Tassie portrait of Smith, Kay's engraved portrait of Smith opposite the first leaf of text, and a three-page folding facsimile on paper of a letter from Adam Smith to David Hume inserted after page 42. Sotheby's auction catalogue slip from 1905 Occasional very light rubbing to joints. A superb copy. First edition, one of a very limited number of copies printed entirely on vellum (with the single exception of the folding facsimile letter) of McCulloch's biographical account of Adam Smith.

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        A Universal Alphabet, Grammar, and Language: Comprising a Scientific Classification of the Radical Elements of Discourse: and Illustrative Translations from the Holy Scriptures and the Principal British Classics: To which is added, A Dictionary of the Language

      London: Richard Griffin and Company, Publishers to the University of Glasgow, [1855] First edition. Later marbled boards with printed paper spine label. . Quarto. A very good copy. George Edmonds (1788-1868) was an English teacher, lawyer, and scholar, who lived his entire life in Birmingham. He is remembered principally for the present volume, which enlarges upon John Wilkins' An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language (1668). Edmonds believed that the principle reason Wilkins' system wasn't adopted was that it was too hard to pronounce. Here, he proposes a modified pronunciation system for the language. This work is divided into three parts, an "alphabet, classification of radicals, and grammar of the philosophic language;" parallel texts of excerpts from English works of note (Shakespeare, Milton, Locke, the King James Bible, etc.) alongside their translation into the new language; and a dictionary of the new language

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        My Own A, B, C, Illustrated

      New York: T. W. Strong, Pub., n.d. (1855). First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4 by 6 inches, closed. Glossy printed paper boards, bearing the cover title: "Illustrated / My Own / ABC / T. W. Strong N. Y." Within is one sheet folded accordion-style and affixed to the rear cover. Extended it reaches approximately 108 inches. Each "page" bears a letter of the alphabet, all colored by hand. E is for Esquimeaux; N is for Napoleon; V is for Queen Victoria; H is for Highlander, and so forth. Light foxing; several of the folds have been neatly repaired from behind; page 'Y' has been supplied from a different copy; evidence of old repairs to some of the folds; covers rubbed and worn; but still a very good copy and quite rare.

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        Photographic portrait of John Brown, Jr

      Mounted oval salt print photograph with sepia wash. Approximately 7" x 5" at the tallest and widest points. Signed by the subject beneath the image: "Fraternally Yours John Brown, Jr." The sepia wash has spread slightly beyond the image and over the signature, with no diminishment of readability, else fine. The eldest son of John Brown, John Brown, Jr. took over the leadership of his family and continued his father's activities after his father was hanged for the raid on the Harper's Ferry Arsenal. He shared his father's anti-slavery passions and had previously corresponded with Frederick Douglass on the issue. He was instrumental in convincing his father to come to Kansas in 1855, and participated in his father's activities there. Although he did not participate in the Harper's Ferry Raid, he was under suspicion as a conspirator, and only avoided arrest by surrounding himself with armed bodyguards. .

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        [Manuscript]: The Lone Wanderer: or Joan and the Silver Dove: A Tale of Fairy Land: 1855

      1855. First. Holograph Manuscript. Octavo. 42, (2)pp. Ribbon-tied wrappers. Foredge gilt. Beautifully written in blue ink with decorated initials rubricated in red. Small chips to the edges of the wrappers, a pleasing very good or better manuscript. A fairy tale in both prose and verse. Fair knight Joan goes on a long journey looking for truth and a princess, shadowed by fairies. The fairies dose him with poppies, give him sweet dreams, and intimate that he shall find "thy silver dove," the Princess Alethia. Apparently unpublished, the manuscript is accompanied by a 1936 letter from the Library of Congress Copyright Office, replying to an inquiry and stating that the title is not recorded. Additionally none of the word combinations in the title reveal published works in OCLC or other comparable sources. A beautifully rendered and complete, unpublished fairy story. .

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        Autographed Letter Signed as President

      Washington, 1855. unbound. Written as president and signed in full to A.R. Sparks, Esq., inviting him to visit on the following day and thanking him for his kindness, in part: "...It will be agreeable to me to receive you tomorrow at 1 o'clock or at my other home which may better suit your convenience. With thanks for the kind interest and regard you are pleased to manifest towards myself..." 1 page, 8vo, 9 x 7.25 inches, plain paper with a small blind stamp in the upper left corner. Washington, December 28, 1855. Horizontal and vertical folds; still very good condition.

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        The English Flower Garden

      London: Simpkin Marshall, 1855. 2 volumes bound as one. Vol 1 pp. (4), 188. Vol 2 pp. 188. 23 hand-coloured plates including frontispiece. Original giltstamped cloth, spine relaid and inner hinges repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown, owner's signature on front free end paper, bookseller's catalogue entry tipped-in after front free end paper, some slight soiling of cloth, a little light spotting, but internally clean, frontis slightly smudged.. 1st Ed. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 24.5 x 18.00 Cms.

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

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

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        Geographie Universelle Ou Description De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde. 8 vols in 4.

      Administration Des Publications Pittoresques, Paris 1855 - 8 volumes in 4. Vols 1-2 pp 351, 386; Vols 3-4 pp 390, 380; Vols 5-6 pp 467-422; Vols 7-8 pp 444, 452. Complete with all 40 engravings of cities. Fine quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt panelling to spines. Minor edgewear. Decorated endpapers with bookplates to pastedowns. A very handsome set. Will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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