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        A SYNOPSIS OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE BRITISH PALAEOZOIC ROCKS. With a description of the BRITISH PALAEOZOIC FOSSILS in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge.

      London, John Parker and Son; Cambridge, Deighton Bell & Co., 1855. FIRST EDITION 1855. THERE ARE 2 PRESENTATION LABELS, ONE FROM W. W. WATTS and ANOTHER FROM O. M. B. BULMAN. Thick 4to, approximately 325 x 260 mm, 12¾ x 10 inches, 25 full page lithograph plates, 2 double page, each with a page of explanatory text at rear of volume, pages: xcviii, viii, 1-644, viii, [645]-661 including index, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt coat of arms to upper cover, original pale yellow endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, 1 inch split to top of lower hinge, corners slightly worn and bumped, pale foxing and age-browning to the first three pages and the last three, occasional brown spot, otherwise a very good copy. Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), British palaeontologist; namer of the Devonian and Cambrian periods. One of the foremost scientists of his era. Charles Darwin attended Sedgwick's lectures In the summer of 1831 and just before Darwin sailed aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, Sedgwick took him on a "geologising" trip through northern Wales, where he taught him how to draw geological maps and to collect and describe specimens. This experience stood Darwin in good stead on the voyage, and he later sent Sedgwick many of the fossils he collected during the course of his duties as the Beagle's shipboard naturalist. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. See: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume XII, page 275. William Whitehead Watts FRS was a British geologist, whose label is on the first free endpaper, and Oliver Meredith Boone Bulman was a British palaeontologist, whose label is on the pastedown. He was Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Gesamtansicht von der Lichtentaler Allee ('Vue de Baden. Grand-Duché De Bade. prise au-dessus de la promenade de Lichtenthal').

      - getönte Lithographie v. H. Walter gedr. v. Lemercier b. Wild in Paris, um 1855, 42 x 58 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 20469.

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        My Bondage and My Freedom

      New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Publisher's brown cloth binding stamped in blind, gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Cloth lightly chipped at spien ends and worn through at corners. Light lean to binding. Pages show foxing and age spots, end sheets browned. An important slave narrative, and the author's second autobiography. In much nicer shape than normally encountered, with gilt stamping to spine still relatively bright and legible, and rare as such.

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        Zinkerzbergbau in Wiesloch mit Blick auf die Stadt und der Umgebung ('Vue générale de l'extraction, prise de Ludwigsberg').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Maugendre aus Société De La Veille Montagne b. Auguste Bry in Paris, 1855, 27,5 x 38 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 35360. - Die S.A. des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne - die kurz als "Vieille Montagne" bezeichnet wurde (deutsch: Aktiengesellschaft der Zinkminen und -gießereien vom Alten Berg), wurde durch den Pariser Bankier, Brüsseler Abstammung, François-Dominique Mosselman (1754-1840) gegründet.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Iduma, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

      London, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.: Day & Son, 1855. Second Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. ROBERTS DAVID 1796-1864. HAGHE Louis 1806-1885. VG+, 6 vols in 3, 1855-1856, complete, 250 pls. The first Quarto Edition, (204*288 mm), in the original deluxe publishers full dark green morocco, all covers blocked with wide elaborate gilt borders & centered with the gilt Armorial Ensigns of Jerusalem. Spines skilfully rebacked, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles, edges brushed. Internally, yellow endpapers, a.e.g, plates are broken down as 248 lithographed guarded plates, which were photographically reduced from the earlier edition, & include a portrait & titles pages, each with descriptive text leaf, plus 2 maps by Louis Haghe after Roberts. Covers refurbished, & the occasional spot to a leaf, a small bookseller label to fpd of 2 vols. Probably the cleanest copy we have had. A superb set, VG+ or better. (Abbey Travel 388. Ray 88. Allibone 1817.Tooley 401,402). "The most ambitious & impressive of English books illustrated with Lithographs" (Ray). Please contact for further information. Originally published 1842, in 2 vols., with introduction by Rev. G. Croly. In 1847 combined with "Views in ancient Egypt and Nubia" (1846, introduction by W. Brockedon)--and issued under general title "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea ..." I. (Jerusalem and Galilee.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. -- II. (The Jordan and Bethlehem.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. III. (Idumea and Petra.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. IV. (Egypt: an introduction) With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. V. [Nile; Nubia and Sudan.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. VI. [Cairo and the Nile.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.

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        Het ijsvermaak op de Maas te Rotterdam in Februarij 1855. Rotterdam / Leiden, v. Gogh / Sythoff, 1855.

      4+35 pag., oblong, origineel bedrukt karton. Goed exemplaar, los in de band. Geillustreerd met titelprent en zes getinte litho's van P.W.M. Trap naar G.J. Bos.

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        SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC OR COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL DIAGRAMS

      Daniel Burgess & Co, New York 1855 - Six years after the first printing of Smith's popular Illustrated Astronomy, during which time "many new planets or Asteroids have been discovered. This edition with frontispiece of "The Largest Telescope in the World" which is replicated on the front pictorial cover; with 32 full-page and stunningly graphic plates in black and white. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        A collection of familiar quotations, with complete indices of authors and subjects

      Cambridge [Mass.]: John Bartlett, 1855. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. First Printing of the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations, first issued in this edition and now in its eighteenth. "[A]s essential to the American living-room as the cook book to the American kitchen." (Grolier) Small, slim 8vo: vii,[1],295,[1]pp. Publisher's original indigo cloth, covers paneled with central ornament in blind, spine stamped in gilt, pale yellow end papers, early owner's name and date in pencil to front fly leaf. An excellent example, tight, square, clean, and unmarked. About Fine (small, very neat restorations to the top of spine and joints; spine gilt lightly rubbed). Grolier, American 100, 64. Bartlett ran the University Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where patrons frequently asked for information on quotations. In time, he began compiling a commonplace book of them for reference, and in 1855, he privately printed his compilation as A Collection of Familiar Quotations. This first edition contained quotations by 169 authors, chiefly from the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great English poets (Bartlett never awakened to the phrases of his contemporaries Whitman, Thoreau, and Melville). Bartlett wrote in the fourth edition that "it is not easy to determine in all cases the degree of familiarity that may belong to phrases and sentences which present themselves for admission; for what is familiar to one class of readers may be quite new to another." Regardless, the book was a great success, and Bartlett issued three more editions before joining the Boston publishing firm of Little, Brown, and Company, where he rose to be senior partner and supervised five more editions of the work before his death in 1905, by which time Bartlett's had sold more than 300,000 copies. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Instruction sur les paratonnerres, adoptée par l'Académie des sciences

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1855, in-12, 130 pp, 2pl. depl, broché, couverture verte imprimée de l'éditeur, dos factice avec titre manuscrit, Figures in texte et 2 planches représentant les pointes des paratonnerres. Cet ouvrage contient la première partie de l'instruction, adoptée en 1823, et la deuxième, adoptée en 1854 et 1855. Cachet annulé de l' institut catholique . Dos refait et second plat renforcé.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Iduma, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

      Day & Son, London, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. 1855 - VG+, 6 vols in 3, 1855-1856, complete, 250 pls. The first Quarto Edition, (204*288 mm), in the original deluxe publishers full dark green morocco, all covers blocked with wide elaborate gilt borders & centered with the gilt Armorial Ensigns of Jerusalem. Spines skilfully rebacked, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles, edges brushed. Internally, yellow endpapers, a.e.g, plates are broken down as 248 lithographed guarded plates, which were photographically reduced from the earlier edition, & include a portrait & titles pages, each with descriptive text leaf, plus 2 maps by Louis Haghe after Roberts. Covers refurbished, & the occasional spot to a leaf, a small bookseller label to fpd of 2 vols. Probably the cleanest copy we have had. A superb set, VG+ or better. (Abbey Travel 388. Ray 88. Allibone 1817.Tooley 401,402). "The most ambitious & impressive of English books illustrated with Lithographs" (Ray). Please contact for further information. Originally published 1842, in 2 vols., with introduction by Rev. G. Croly. In 1847 combined with "Views in ancient Egypt and Nubia" (1846, introduction by W. Brockedon)--and issued under general title "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea ." I. (Jerusalem and Galilee.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. -- II. (The Jordan and Bethlehem.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. III. (Idumea and Petra.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. IV. (Egypt: an introduction) With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. V. [Nile; Nubia and Sudan.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. VI. [Cairo and the Nile.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Lieutenant Joseph Rene Bellot. With his Journal of a Voyage in the Polar Seas, in search of Sir John Franklin

      1855 - First English edition. Two volumes. Frontispiece portrait. 8vo. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, light shelf wear, book society label on rear pastedown of first volume, light toning and soiling in text but a very good copy. vii, 391, [5]; [2], 403, [24]pp. London, Translated from the French edition of the previous year (both published posthumously). The journal of Joseph Bellot (1826-53), detailing his time with an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, serving as second in command under Capt. William Kennedy on the Prince Albert. The expedition, which extended through 1851 and 1852, included a substantial overland sledging journey. Though they failed to find Franklin's lost ships, they did make significant discoveries in the Canadian Arctic, returning to England with the entirety of the crew safely intact. Bellot was not as lucky on his next Franklin search expedition the following year: he fell through the ice while crossing Wellington Channel and disappeared from sight. His crew mates erected a memorial grave on Beechey Island, next to three graves from the lost Franklin Expedition.Arctic Bibliography, 1305; Sabin, 4566. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ISRAEL. - Schubert, G. H. von und J. Roth. Album des heiligen Landes. 50 Ausgewählte Original-Ansichten biblisch wichtiger Orte.

      Stgt. und Lpz., Steinkopf, () 1855 - 20 x 27,5 cm. 55 Bl. Mit 1 Holzstich-Frontispiz, 49 farblithogr. Tafeln (davon 1 doppelblattgroß und als Nr. 10 und 11 gezählt) und 1 lithogr. mehrf. gefalt. Karte. Blaue Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Engelmann 156; Röhricht 1845.1. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen u.a. Heliopolis, die Pyramiden von Gizeh, Hebran, Panorama vom Sinai, Petra, Berg Hor, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Teich Bethesda, Davidsburg auf Zion, Bethanien, Fluss Jordan, Tote Meer, St. Saba, Terebinthenthal, Jaffa, Ramlah, Samaria, Nazareth, St. Jacobus, Tabor, Cana, Tiberias, Magdala, Damaskus, Libanon, Ephesus, Smyrna, Patmos, Athen uvm. Zu jeder Tafel ein dreisprachiger Erläuterungstext. - Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen. Nur gering stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album des heiligen Landes. 50 Ausgewählte Original-Ansichten biblisch wichtiger Orte.

      Stgt. und Lpz., Steinkopf, (1855). 20 x 27,5 cm. 55 Bl. Mit 1 Holzstich-Frontispiz, 49 farblithogr. Tafeln (davon 1 doppelblattgroß und als Nr. 10 und 11 gezählt) und 1 lithogr. mehrf. gefalt. Karte. Blaue Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Engelmann 156; Röhricht 1845.1. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen u.a. Heliopolis, die Pyramiden von Gizeh, Hebran, Panorama vom Sinai, Petra, Berg Hor, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Teich Bethesda, Davidsburg auf Zion, Bethanien, Fluss Jordan, Tote Meer, St. Saba, Terebinthenthal, Jaffa, Ramlah, Samaria, Nazareth, St. Jacobus, Tabor, Cana, Tiberias, Magdala, Damaskus, Libanon, Ephesus, Smyrna, Patmos, Athen uvm. Zu jeder Tafel ein dreisprachiger Erläuterungstext. - Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen. Nur gering stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Vorderer Orient

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        Fregatten Eugenie Resa Omkring Jorden aren 1851-53

      Stockholm, Adolf Bonnier [1854-1855] - 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 8vo. vi + 250 + v + [1 blank] + 224p + [1]f errata. With 20 lithogaphed plates (18 in colour, 2 tinted in light green), 6 black-and-white plates, some textual illustrations, and 3 folding maps at end. Contemporary half calf;gilt. First edition of a detailed narrative of the first Swedish circumnavigation from 1851 to 1853 compiled by the naval astronomer of the expedition C. J. A. Skogman. The frigate Eugenie commanded by Captain C. A. Virgin sailed from Stockholm in 1851 visiting Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, the Magellan Straits, Chile, Peru, Panama, the Galapagos Islands, the Sandwich Islands, San Francisco, Tahiti, Sydney, Canton, Manila, Batavia, and the Cape of Good Hope. There are descriptions of Brazil (pt I, pp24-33 with a view of Botofogo, and a coloured plate of a mulatto woman filling a barrel of water from a fountain), Montevideo and Argentina (pt I, pp34-110 with a coloured plate representing a soldier with country people, a view of ox-carts, and 2 tinted views of the Magellan Straits - Three Peak Mountain & Bachelor River), Chile (pt I, pp112-128 with plate of ox-cart in the mountains), Peru and Ecuador (pt I, pp129-158 with coloured plate of Puna). There are 3 illustrations of San Francisco including a colour-plate view of Mission Dolores. Honolulu was visited twice. Chapters 9 and 10 with 3 colour-plates describe and illustrate the Sandwich Islands. The supplement contains whaling statistics in the Pacific (pp216-219). Some light traces of usage, otherwise a good copy. Borba de Moraes 815 (faulty collation); Du Rietz, Biblioteca Polynesia, 1196; Hill, p573; Judd, Voyages to Hawaii, 163. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ein Liebhaber Concert'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Thielley n. Hillemacker (Hillemacher) b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1855, 37,5 x 52,5

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        De la fièvre intermittente pernicieuse, vulgairement appelée accès malin, considérée au point de vue de sa nature

      Montpellier, Pierre Grollier, 1855, in-8, [4]-130pp, broché, couverture imprimée, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette plaquette. Envoi de l'auteur à l'abbé Simon, aumônier de l'Antiquaille de Lyon. Henri Guinier, agrégé libre et chef de clinique médicale de la faculté de médecine à l'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Eloi de Montpellier, fit paraître l'année suivant une Note clinique pour servir à l'histoire de la fièvre intermittente pernicieuse. Il s'intéressa naturellement aux questions d'hygiène et publia notamment des Conditions sanitaires de la ville de Montpellier (1863). Manque le 4 eme plat. Hirsch II, p. 909.

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        Souvenirblatt, "Löbau, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude".

      - Lithographie n. u. v. Arldt b. Hermann Schmidt in Dresden, um 1855, 35 x 53,5 Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 13 Teilansichten, darunter Zittauer Obergasse, Marktplatz, Görlitzer Vorstadt, Mineralbrunnen, Bürgerschule, Gewandhaus, Begräbnis Kirche, Heilige Geistkirche, Tiefendorfer Bleichen, St. Nicolai Kirche, Wendische Kirche, Schießhaus, Zittauer Gasse. - Rechts oben restaurierter Eckabriß.

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        THE 104TH PSALM. Illustrated by Susan Maria Ffarington.

      London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son -70 1855 - Oblong cr. 8vo, (114x158mm) A colour-printed lithograph panorama, heightened by hand, in 24 leaves extending to 365 cm (12 feet) in length with the text printed below the image, title page browned. Original dark grey moire pattern cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, some slight spotting of the binding and the backstrip a tad faded and very slightly worn at the tail, the corner tips a lttle bumped and only very slightly rubbed. Internally, apart from some very minor browning which is mainly confined to the text area below the images and the fore-edges of the folds, this is a beautifully crisp and bright copy. A rare and rather lovely panorama of which Copac locates only 5 copies in the UK and offers a variety of subective dates from 1855 to 1870. Little seems to be known of the clearly talented illustator Susan Maria Ffarington, who lived at Worden Hall, Leyland, Lancashire, beyond her lifespan (1808-1894), although she is known to have designed windows for neighbouuring parish churches and edited some family historical papers. The panorama commences with King David covering his head as he kneels to the Lord and concludes with him in the window of a tower, wearing a crown and playing the harp. Between these images there is a bewildering variety of dramatic landscapes teeming with people, animals and birds, the whole having beeen printed on five sheets of thin card neatly and fairly accurately joined. It really is difficulty to overstate how attractive this delightful piece is, a variety of images from the book can be found online at the Bidwell, and Chetham's Library websites. The illustrator and printer can be warmly commended. Please note that the advised postage is based on an average book, if possible the postage will be reduced to the correct amount and you will be notified by email. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [No place], 30. VIII. 1855. - 8vo. 1 p. Accompanied by an autograph poetical manuscript signed by Clément, being a gift for Sand on the death of her grand-daughter. In French, to Abbé S. Clément: "Thank you so much, dear Sir; you are the good shepherd, both sympathetic and consoling. Your poem is sincere, and that is what makes it good, since form only is nothing when the idea is not there. Yes, yes, it is true love is stronger than death, and I am sure that my child and I will be together again. The other night, I dreamed that she was returned to me, and I regard this dream as a gift sent to me. I do not have superstitions about dreams, but when they are sweet, I think we must be grateful. They are a consolation that night brings to our days. Again, thank you. With much love from the bottom of my heart".

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        Dresden vom Ballon aus gesehen. Große Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Heinrich Walter nach Eltzner.

      Druck von Lemercier in Paris für den Verlag Arnold in Dresden, ca. 1855. Format (Bildbereich): 365 x 600 mm. Blattgröße: 530 x 750 mm.*Siehe Vergleichsexemplar im Kupferstichkabinett Dresden Inventarnummer A 1995-2108 aus der Sammlung Theodor Bienert. - Prächtige detaillierte Gesamtansicht in großem Format, gedruckt als Tonlithograhie in zwei Farben, beim vorliegenden Exemplar zusätzlich zeitgenössisch handkoloriert. Sehr seltenes Blatt. - Breitrandiges Exemplar, alt montiert auf Karton aus ehemaliger Rahmung. Die weißen Außenränder etwas gebräunt und im Bereich des Himmels mit leichten Oxidationsspuren der Farben, sonst sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'en 1789.

      furne 1855 - les 16 volumes et le 17e representant la table rare rare ensemble reliure demi cuir la bible pour les historiens [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of Exploration of a Route for the Pacific Railroad, near the Forty-Seventh and Forty-Ninth Parallels, from St. Paul to Puget Sound

      [A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer], [Washington D.C.] 1855 - xxi, 599, xv pp. [U.S.] 33d Cong., 1st sess. House. Ex. doc.; no. 129. Volume I, Section 3. This is the first edition (the octavo), not the reprint (which had additional material and is 651 pp.). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Copies of sections from the octavo edition are quite uncommon. Sabin 69900. Howes S965. Wagner-Camp 261:1. Small bookplate on pastedown else a very good copy with thin dampstain along top edge, lacking the title, in fine new binding. Modern blue cloth, gilt calf spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIGNED ENVELOPE Charles Dickens to Daniel Maclise Date-stamped 1855

      London, 1855. Autographed envelope dated 1855. 12.7 cm x 7.3 cm. The envelope is Signed in the lower left corner by Charles Dickens, as was the usual practice in the Victorian era. Addressed to "Daniel Maclise Esquire. R.A. / 14 Russell Place / Fitzroy Square". Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) was one of Dickens's closest and life-long friends. He illustrated his Christmas Books: The Chimes; Cricket on the Hearth; and The Battle of Life. His 1839 portrait of Dickens at the age of 27 became the frontispiece for Nicholas Nickleby. The envelope contains a "Mone Penny" postage stamp with the letter 'L' in the corner, and rubber-stamped with the date 'JA 3 '55'. On the reverse, on the flap, is Dickens's rubber-stamp in blue (a 'D' within a garter or buckled belt). There is another postal rubber-stamp in orange dated 1855. Slightly soiled. I surmise that the orange streaks on the front of the envelope are from the ink of the postal stamp on the reverse as they are the exact same colour. The envelope has been opened and is empty. Overall, a wonderful piece of Signed Dickensiana, with a superb association.. SIGNED. Very Good. Envelope.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Iduma, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

      The first Quarto Edition, (204*288 mm), in the original deluxe publishers full dark green morocco, all covers blocked with wide elaborate gilt borders & centered with the gilt Armorial Ensigns of Jerusalem. Spines skilfully rebacked, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles, edges brushed. Internally, yellow endpapers, a.e.g, plates are broken down as 248 lithographed guarded plates, which were photographically reduced from the earlier edition, & include a portrait & titles pages, each with descriptive text leaf, plus 2 maps by Louis Haghe after Roberts. Covers refurbished, & the occasional spot to a leaf, a small bookseller label to fpd of 2 vols. Originally published 1842, in 2 vols., with introduction by Rev. G. Croly. In 1847 combined with "Views in ancient Egypt and Nubia" (1846, introduction by W. Brockedon)--and issued under general title "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea ..." I. (Jerusalem and Galilee.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. -- II. (The Jordan and Bethlehem.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. III. (Idumea and Petra.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. IV. (Egypt: an introduction) With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. V. [Nile; Nubia and Sudan.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon. VI. [Cairo and the Nile.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING...A REPORT AND MAP OF THE EXAMINATION OF NEW MEXICO, MADE BY LIEUTENANT J.W. ABERT...[caption title]. [CASSY; OR, EARLY TRIALS]

      Washington. [Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1855. 132pp. plus folding map and twenty-four lithographed plates. 3-30(of 32)pp. Modern quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt.Light foxing. Very good. Stitched as issued, lacking wrappers. First leaf lightly soiled, old library sticker. Faint dampstaining to text. Fair. One of the great southwestern government-sponsored explorations, here in its earliest form, according to Wagner-Camp. The lithographed plates, attributed to Abert himself, include views of Santa Fe, Fort Marcy, San Felipe, the Pueblos, Indians, etc., and are among the most celebrated depictions of the region. The text describes Abert's trip from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico, and return via the Trail. The map is the most detailed survey of New Mexico then extant. Also included are the numerals and vocabulary of the Cheyenne. "...A basic SFT document" - Rittenhouse. Abolitionist tale in the vein of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, published by the same publisher two years after the success of Stowe's novel. Intended for a juvenile audience, this work features several of the woodcuts used in UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Scarce, and located in fewer than ten insitutional copies by OCLC. HOWES A11. FLAKE 726. RITTENHOUSE 2. GRAFF 5. WAGNER-CAMP 143. SABIN 57. STREETER SALE 168. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 532. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 101.

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        Gesamtansicht von Südwesten ('Bad Rehme').

      - Lithographie v. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt b. Clemens Dormann in Höxter, um 1855, 15,5 x 19,5 Nicht bei Westfalia Picta Vgl. jedoch Band VI, Nr. 356.

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        Goethe's sämmtliche Werke in vierzig Bänden. Vollständige, neugeordnete Ausgabe. 40 Bände in 20 Bänden.

      ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1855 1858. 40 Bände in 20 ). In 20 Bänden so vollständig vorliegen ( jeweils Doppelband ). Mit zusammen ca. 16000 Seiten sowie einigen wenigen gefalteten Tafeln. Jeweils in Halbpergament-Bänden späterer Zeit mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, Klein8 ( 14,5 x 11,5 cm. ). Einbände teils gering fleckig oder fingerfleckig, teils etwas angestaubt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, stock- oder braunfleckig, einige Seiten angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand in der seltenen Halbpergamentausgabe. Zusammen 20 Bände ( so vollständig ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9500 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request ) ( Lagerort Richey- DG )

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        Notes on Central America; Particularly the states of Honduras and San Salvador: their geography, topography, climate, population, resources, productions, etc., etc., and the proposed Honduras Inter-oceanic Railway. With original maps and illustrations.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, elaborate frame and publisher's vignette blocked in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Contemporary notes to rear pastedown. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, creasing to frontispiece map, occasional offsetting; a very good copy. Large folding frontispiece map, 10 engraved plates and 4 folding maps. First edition. Squier served as charge d'affaires to Central America for the US in 1849, the first of a number of posts in Central America which led to him becoming, "perhaps the best single authority on the Central America of the period" (DAB). This work offers a comprehensive account of the region. From the library of John E. Russell (1834–1903), US representative for Massachusetts from 1887 to 1889, with his bookplate to the front pastedown and a gift inscription presenting it to him in Chinandega, Nicaragua in 1862. Russell travelled extensively in South and Central America and lived in Chinandega for a number of years; he was recommended to Vice President Andrew Johnson as a potential consulate for Nicaragua in 1862. Sabin 89981. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Ninth Edition, with new Plates. [With:] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of Consolation; A Poem. Volume Second. [With:] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife.

      London: Nattali and Bond, 1855. Three volumes. 8vo, original red cloth decoratively stamped in blind, backstrip stamped and lettered in gilt. 81 colored plates after Rowlandson. [ii], 272; [ii], 279; [ii], 277 pp. Some soiling to covers, backstrips faded, edges frayed, a sound set with clean fresh plates. Ninth Edition. A satire on the famous traveler of the British Isles and explorer of the "picturesque": William Gilpin nicely illustrated by Rowlandson. See: Abbey, Life, 266, 267. See: Tooley 427.

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        Zâd al-Ma’âd. [Provisions for the Hereafter]: (Prayers and pious observances on ordinary and special days through the year, according to the practice of the Imams).

      Persia, 1272 AH (1855 AD). - Islamic prescriptions for paradise in fine Qajar binding. Arabic and Persian manuscript written in bold black naskh, short section of 16 pages with Persian interlinear translation in red nastaliq. Text within red, green and gold border. 253 leaves. 18 lines to page. 4 flyleaves. Fine floral lacquer binding with doublures of red with gold floral design and central floral cartouche with pendants. 250 x 152mm. Neatly rebacked. Opening double-page exquisitely illuminated with unwân (headpiece) of arabesque and floral intertwine, colours predominantly gold, blue and red, and a wide border of regular formal cusped design on the same colours: headings in red or gold throughout the book; lines of text all within gold cloudbands: top margin of each page has triangular-shaped cartouche in gold and green with red lettering giving chapter heading. The Colophon set within ornamental cartouche gives the name of the scribe ABU al-HASAN al-TABATABA’I and states that the manuscript was commissioned by MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM KHAN. It is dated 1272 AH (1855 AD). Apart from 2 neat marginal repairs, the manuscript is in a fresh and excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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]

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        MAP OF THE UNITED STATES EXHIBITING THE SEVERAL COLLECTION DISTRICTS. SENATE EX. DOC. NO.77

      Ackerman Lith., New York 1855 - A Near Fine map. 33 x 49 inches. Black and white engraving with hand-colored borders in yellow and red. Original folds present. A near fine example of a rare, large size pre-civil war map. *** David H. Burr is listed as draftsman U.S. SENATE. Burr was 'Geographer and Draftsman to the Senate' between 1855-59 (1855) *** Large map of the United States issued after the Gadsden Purchase and prior to the Pacific Railroad Survey. Shows Kansas and Nebraska (possibly the first government map to do so). West Virginia is not separated from Virginia. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On the Barwon near Fryer's [sic] Ford, Geelong

      Pencil drawing on paper, 140 x 225 mm, titled in pencil lower centre, foxed. Evidently a contemporary copy of the lithograph by S. T. Gill 'On the Barwon near Fyans Ford, Geelong', published in 1855 by James J. Blundell & Co. in 'The diggers and diggings of Victoria as they were in 1852'. Edward Turner arrived in Melbourne in 1856, and after visiting Geelong, Portsea and the Forrest Creek diggings travelled to Sydney in 1857. He worked as an engraver, married in 1861 and in 1863 started his own business as a lithographic printer. By 1866 he was advertising as a bookseller and stationer and in 1871 he entered a partnership with William Henderson, establishing in Hunter Street a firm of booksellers, stationers, publishers and printers under the name Turner and Henderson. The firm also operated as an art gallery. Turner died in 1913, upon which the business passed on to his son, who was bankrupt within a year. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's descendants in Sydney by Tim McCormick circa 1980s. A collection of related works depicting Sydney and surroundings (some signed) from the same source were acquired by the Mitchell Library in 2002 (PXE 879).

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Córdoba

      Imprenta de Repullés, Madrid 1855 - Encuadernado en plena piel con tejuelos, formato folio. 450 p. 31 láminas dibujadas al natural por F. J. Parcerisa, dibujante, pintor y litógrafo romántico español. texto orlado. con alguna leve marca de óxido en algunas páginas y alguna leve marca de agua. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Township Map of the State of Iowa

      Fairfield, Ia/philadelphia: Henn. Williams and Company and R. L. Barnes. Very Good. 1855. Map. An early hand-colored section map of Iowa. Blue blind embossed cloth boards with bright gilt imprint. Rubbed faces, corners and edges, with tape repairs to endpapers. Map measures 21 1/2" x 34". Light soil and one quarter-inch fold corner hole on map. Distributed by Henry Williams and Company, Exchange and Bankers. ; 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" .

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        Algemeene Kaart Centraal - Europa.

      - Lithographie v. A.J. Bogaerts n. E. Serth, 1855, 44,5 x 54,5 cm, je Neun Gebietskarten, jede mit der oben angegebenen Größe, zeigen Zentraleuropa mit der Linie durch Paris als westliche Begrenzung, im Norden die Höhe des Kurischen Haffs, östlich die Grenze zu Rußland und im Süden die Linie Golf von Genua und Golf von Venedig. Jede Karte ist auf Leinwand montiert. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Goethe's sämmtliche Werke in vierzig Bänden. Vollständige, neugeordnete Ausgabe. 40 Bände in 20 Bänden.

      Cotta, Stuttgart, Augsburg 1855 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1855 – 1858. 40 Bände in 20 ). In 20 Bänden so vollständig vorliegen ( jeweils Doppelband ). Mit zusammen ca. 16000 Seiten sowie einigen wenigen gefalteten Tafeln. Jeweils in Halbpergament-Bänden späterer Zeit mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, Klein8° ( 14,5 x 11,5 cm. ). Einbände teils gering fleckig oder fingerfleckig, teils etwas angestaubt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, stock- oder braunfleckig, einige Seiten angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand in der seltenen Halbpergamentausgabe. Zusammen 20 Bände ( so vollständig ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9500 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        LOUIS BECKE SET (30 volumes in all, 19 being first editions)

      George Lewis ("Louis") Becke (1855-1913), was born in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. A trader and adventurer in the South Pacific, he began his career as a journalist and writer in 1893, eventually publishing 35 books (six in collaboration with Walter James Jeffery), and enjoying literary fame in the 1890s. James A. Michener and A. Grove Day considered him to be the best writer about the South Pacific. Uniformly bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half emerald morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound-in ribbon markers, spines with raised bands, gilt decorations (ship, anchor, shell, fish), date at foot. Two blank leaves at front and at rear of each volume, all with half-titles except where noted. Spines evenly sunned to brown; slight darkening to margins of sides and leather corners; some small scuff spots to the leather inner margin of the sides of a few volumes (touched up); else fine, no chipping to the spines, no owner names, hinges and joints not cracked. All volumes octavo but various sizes. Contains: *A FIRST FLEET FAMILY By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1896. First edition. xvi, 271 pp. Folding map at front. * ADMIRAL PHILIP. The Founding of New South Wales. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1899. First edition. (v)-xx, 336 pp + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + 2 maps. THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS BLAKE. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1913. Later printing. [4], 307, [1, ad] pp. THE ADVENTURES OF A SUPERCARGO. London: Unwin, (1925). Second impression (re-set). 285 pp. BREACHLEY, BLACK SHEEP. London: Unwin, 1902. Third impression. vi, 300 pp. Text paper tanned. BY REEF AND PALM and THE EBBING OF THE TIDE. London: Unwin, (1924). "Seventh impression", first of the Uniform Edition, which combined his first two books (1894 and 1895 respectively). (3)-396 pp. * BY ROCK AND POOL ON AN AUSTRAL SHORE and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1901. First edition. (vi), 250 pp. * THE CALL OF THE SOUTH. London: John Milne, 1908. First edition. vi, 320 pp. * CHINKIE'S FLAT and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1904. First edition. [8], 336 pp. * EDWARD BARRY (South Sea Pearler). London: Unwin, 1900. First edition. viii, (247) pp. Text paper tanned. HELEN ADAIR. London: Unwin, (1924). Third impression (re-set). 288 pp. * HIS NATIVE WIFE. London: Unwin, no date [1896]. First edition. (5)-(203) pp + frontispiece with tissue guard. Frontispiece illustration is by L. Leslie Brooke. Art nouveau decorations, a volume in the Century Library. Narrow octavo. * THE MUTINEER. A Romance of Pitcairn Island. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1898, First edition. viii, 298, [14, ads] pp. * 'NEATH AUSTRAL SKIES. London: John Milne, 1909. First edition. [vi, (7)-(316) pp. * NOTES FROM MY SOUTH SEA LOG. With Portrait and a Map. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1905. First edition. vi, 352 pp + folding map at rear and frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. PACIFIC TALES. London: Unwin, (1924). Sixth printing. [8], (324) pp. * THE PEARL DIVERS OF RONCADOR REEF and Other Stories. London: James Clarke, 1908. First edition. 285 pp * RÍDAN THE DEVIL and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1899. First edition. (viii), 330 pp. * RODMAN THE BOATSTEERER and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1898. First edition. (viii), (332), [12, ads] pp. * THE SETTLERS OF KAROSSA CREEK and Other Stories of Australian Bush Life. With Coloured and Other Illustrations. London: The Religious Tract Society, no date [1907]. First edition. (240) pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard, title page printed in red & black, and two b&w plates. * SKETCHES FROM NORMANDY. Frontispiece by W. Dacres Adams. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1907 [1906]. First edition. [6], 250 pp + frontispiece with tissue guard. THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF SHERVINTON and Other Stories. London: Unwin, (1926). Second impression (re-set). 317 pp. * THE TAPU OF BANDERAH. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffry. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901. First edition. (viii), (316) pp. * TESSA THE TRADER'S WIFE. London: Unwin, 1901. First edition. [4], (232) pp. * TOM GERRARD. London: Unwin, 1905. First edition. [8], (293) pp. TOM WALLIS. A Tale of the South Seas. Sixth Impression. London: The Religious Tract Society, no date. (320) pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard. No half-title (as issued?) UNDER TROPIC SKIES. London: Unwin, (1926). Second impression (re-set). 320 pp. WILD LIFE IN SOUTHERN SEAS. London: Unwin, 1897. "Second Edition". (iii)-viii, (370) pp. YORKE THE ADVENTURER and Other Stories. London: Unwin, (1925). Second impression (re-set). (vi), 7-254 pp. * [BECKE] FISHER, (Lala, editor). BY CREEK AND GULLY. Stories and Sketches Mostly of Bush Life. Told in Prose and Rhyme. By Australian Writers in England. London: Unwin, 1899. viii, 302, [2, ads] pp + frontispiece portrait of Fisher with tissue guard. Contains on pp 283-97 "The Last Cruise of John Maudsley Recruiter", a story by Louis Becke. Also contributions by E.W. Hornung, Hume Nisbet, Douglas Sladen, Mrs. Campbell Praed, Frank Richardson, and others. Note: titles with an asterisk are first editions. Note: heavy parcel, extra shipping will be required Binding: Hardcover. .

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        Book of Records of the Church of Christ at Mission Institute 1846 - 1855

      [Quincy, Illinois?], 1855. Ledger. Good +. Large octavo (approx. 9.25" x 7.5"). [244] pages. Dull gray paper covered boards with brown leather spine. Light shelf and edge wear to covers and spine. Faded bookseller oval stamp on the front board. 36 pages were used for recording minutes by various clerks. Found inside the ledger is an old tattered newspaper, split at the folds and stitched at the edges. At the bottom of the newspaper is a faded pencil note - "Used at Mission Institute 1840." On the back side of the newspaper is a blank sheet of paper with drawn representations of various geometric figures. Ledger includes the "Articles of Faith", "Covenant", "Rules", "Conduct", "Business & Discipline", and a "List of Members". The Church of Christ at Mission Institute was formed in 1846. The first entry in the minutes, dated February 3, 1846, reads - "Citizens & students at Mission Institute met for the purpose of organizing a church ....It was then moved that this church be called the Church of Christ at Mission Institute. Meeting then adjourned by Prayer. J Weller Clerk." The last entry is dated Oct. 6, 1855. The following [4] sheets are cut out and the remainder of the ledger mostly blank with the exception of 4 pages of unrelated list of food stuffs. 78 names are recorded in the list of Church members. Some of the names often repeated in the ledger include Geo. F. Davis, Prof. Elijah Griswold, S. D. Houston, Martha Houston, Geo Hutchinson, T H Johnson, H D Platt, and James Weller. The location of the Church was not provided although written in the minutes it appears the Church of Christ was located in Quincy, Illinois. The entry dated April 7th (1847) states "At a church meeting Brethren J Weller & G. F. Davis were appointed as representatives to the Association meeting at Quincy on Thursday April 8th." Much of what is written in the minutes of the formal meetings includes a search for a Pastor, the reception of new members, disciplinary actions initiated by the Church committee, rule discussions, and several prayer sessions. In the minutes taken December 25th, 1850 - "At a meeting of this Church after prayer meeting, A L Leonard in Charge, Matthew Dutton presented a letter from the Baptist Church of Springfield Ill and was rec. as a member of this Church. Also Geo Hutchinson by letter from Central Pres. Ch. St. Louis. and Miss Jones on profession." An early prominent member of the Church of Christ at Mission Institute was George F. Davis. Davis was educated at the Mission Institute, Quincy, Illinois having studied there from 1841-1847 (Source: "History of the Presbyterian Church in Illinois" by Augustus Theodore Norton, 1879). The formation of the Church of Christ at the Mission Institute came after the Mission Institute was founded in the late 1830's. Quincy is situated across the Mississippi river from Missouri. At the time this ledger was in use Missouri was a slave holding State. The town of Quincy, an abolitionist stronghold founded on antislavery principles, was a stop on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. One of the better known citizens of Quincy during this period was the abolitionist Asa Turner who later moved to Iowa.

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        Virginia

      J. H. Colton & Co., New York 1855 - An early brightly hand-colored pocket map of Virginia. Bound in black decoratively blind stamped cloth with gilt imprint. Rubbed corners and a few holes in cloth. Map sheet measures 16" x 16" and has light soil and a two-inch piece missing in the lower right corner. With an index on the verso and insets of Richmond and Norfolk. No bound pocket maps of this issue found in OCLC. ; 5" x 3 1/2"

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        Dresden vom Ballon aus gesehen. Große Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Heinrich Walter nach Eltzner.

      Druck von Lemercier in Paris für den Verlag Arnold in Dresden, ca. 1855. - Format (Bildbereich): 365 x 600 mm. Blattgröße: 530 x 750 mm. *Siehe Vergleichsexemplar im Kupferstichkabinett Dresden Inventarnummer A 1995-2108 aus der Sammlung Theodor Bienert. - Prächtige detaillierte Gesamtansicht in großem Format, gedruckt als Tonlithograhie in zwei Farben, beim vorliegenden Exemplar zusätzlich zeitgenössisch handkoloriert. Sehr seltenes Blatt. - Breitrandiges Exemplar, alt montiert auf Karton aus ehemaliger Rahmung. Die weißen Außenränder etwas gebräunt und im Bereich des Himmels mit leichten Oxidationsspuren der Farben, sonst sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        My Bondage and My Freedom

      Miller, Orton & Mulligan, New York and Auburn 1855 - Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Brown gilt-stamped cloth over boards, (xxxi), 464 pages, Appendix, illustrated with 3 plates, including frontispiece. Part I. Life as a Slave. Part II. Life as a Freeman. From the personal library of Clifford Odets with his blindstamp on ffep. Clifford Odets (1906-1963) was an American playwright whose work served as inspiration for Arthur Miller, Paddy Chayefsky and David Mamet. Covers worn, chipped at corners and spine ends, wear on spine, crack in cloth, text block stained, webbing of hinges showing, front hinge a little wobbly, frontispiece and title page foxed, text block starting to crack at 242/243 and 254/255, a few instances of small spots/light stains scattered on pages, overall clean interior. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012462. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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