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        To Switzerland and Back.

      London, Routledge, [1855]. Small 8vo. Slightly later red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 208; some wear to lower hinge, else a very good copy. Re-issue with a new title-page of To Mont Blanc and Back Again, first published in 1854, extremely rare. A lively account of a journey by boat and train through Germany to Switzerland, and on foot within the Swiss Alps, via the St. Bernard Pass to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The author, librarian of the Royal Society, provides interesting detail of his ascents, relates his impressions of country and people, and comments on weather conditions and his travelling companions. Chapters 10 to 15 contain the decription of the surroundings of and Mont Blanc itself. See Perret 4554; Meckly 215; not in Neate.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London: Longman, 1855-56. FIRST EDITION. In three volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.[2]; xvi; 388; pp.[2]; iv; 426; pp.[2]; x; 448. With four maps and plans, three folding; and 13 lithographic plates, five coloured. Recently re-bound without adverts in burgundy full morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; top edges gilt, others lightly trimmed.Browning and light spotting in places. Vestiges of old ink ownership inscriptions to prelims of each volume. Very good overall. The expedition narrative which made Burton a household name, following 'Sindh' (1851).

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        Falconry in the British Isles.

      John Van Voorst London 1855 - First edition. 4to., 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, occasional light spotting, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine. "First edition of the best English book on falconry and a very attractive publication" (Schwerdt). Harting 67; Schwerdt II, p.145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      1855 - John Murray. 1855. 8vo., 6 vols in contemporary full polished calf, spines richly gilt with contrasting leather labels, boards with double gilt line and blind panel and gilt leaf corner tools, all edges gilt, a little light rubbing and marking to bindings, vol. VI with a couple of inoffensive light scratches to upper board, bookplate and ink name in each volume, a little light spotting to portrait frontispiece, otherwise a handsome set. New Edition. With presentation inscription "H.B. Middleton Magd, Coll. Oxford, for Athlelic Sports March 1860" and with Hastings Middleton's bookplate in each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        14 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Raab, Wien u.a., 1845-1855. - Inhaltsreiche Briefe des Bischofs von Raab, u.a. ausführlich über den Tod seines Freundes, des Domherrn [Johann Franz] Kiss am 31. Oktober 1847 (in einem Brief vom 2. IX. 1847). Am 7. Jänner 1847 schreibt Karner noch: „Unser Freund Kiss dem ich Ihr liebes Schreiben mittheilte, grüßt Sie [.] herzlichst. Er ist gesund [.]". - Und am 2. I. 1852: „Das allerhöchste Manifest vom 1ten Jänner ist uns heute durch die Wiener Zeitung bekannt geworden. Heute glänzt in allen Augen stille Freude; Morgen, wenn der Inhalt des kaiserlichen Manifestes noch mehr bekannt und gehörig verstanden seyn wird, ist ein großer allgemeiner Jubel zu erwarten, der die letzten [.] Kossuthischen illusionen vertilgen wird. Das Allgemeine Gesetzbuch ist für uns ein juristischer Heiland. Heil und Segen dem Monarchen für diese unschätzbare Gabe". - Am 13. VI. 1853: „[.] Ich konnte daher in Wien [.] als die ungarische Deputation von Sr. Kais. Hoheit dem Erzherzog Franz Karl empfangen wurde, nicht beiwohnen [?], privat Audienz aber wurde mir von Sr. Kais. Hoheit nicht gewährt, und somit mußte ich [.] bald wieder nach Raab zurückkehren". - Der Empfänger der auf Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Umschlag. - Ecken tlw. feuchtigkeitsfleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Arab's Ride to Cairo, A Legend of the Desert

      , Published by Seton & MacKenzie and Houlston & Stoneman, Edinburgh and London 1855 - , approximately 30 unpaginated pages, illlustrated title page and 13 thick card pages decorated with colour borders and black and white vignette steel engravings protected by tissue guards First Edition , corners and edges slightly rubbed, nice copy, very good condition , full green morocco with gilt titles and decoration to front and rear boards, gilt borders, five raised bands to spine with gilt decoration, gilt dentelles , 21.5 x 18 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Further Papers Relative to the Recent Arctic Expeditions in Search of Sir John Franklin and the Crew of HMS Erebus and Terror

      Two volumes. Seventy-five illustrations and thirty-seven maps (eighteen folding), as called for. Includes numerous additional full-page engravings. Folio. Very good in twentieth century half polished calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label, minor foxing. iv, 468; [469]-958pp. London,

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        The plants and native medicines that cure the sickness an edition almost unknown, Caracas 1855 Native Pharmacology

      1855 - Colección de medicamentos indigenas y sus aplicaciones, estraidos de los reinos vegetal, mineral y animal, recogidos y anotados por [.], segunda edición corregida y aumentada. Caracas, imprenta de George Corser, 1855. 20x11,5 cm. VI-158 páginas, XIV (índices). Conserva las cubiertas originales en no muy buen estado de conservación, reencuardernado en media piel con nervios. Ejemplar con unos grandes márgenes, aunque con una tenue mancha antigua de humedad. Segunda edición de extremada rareza, y la que fue posteriormente reproducida varias veces hasta nuestros dias. Libro muy importante para la medicina tropical y la preparación de medicamentos a partir de los productos naturales que se encuentran en las selvas tropicales, ya sean plantas, como animales y sus residuos. Ordenado alfabeticamente, con descripciones como esta: “Danta.- (Llámase tambien Gran bestia). La uña o casco de este quadrúpedo, raspada y puesta la raspadura en medio vaso o menos de vino blanco, o en otro vehículo apropiado, sirve para curar la “epilepsia” o mal del corazón. Algunos que padecen de este terrible mal, la llevan colgada al cuello en pedazos”. Sabín 63948, para la edición de 1860, desconoce esta que presentamos. # Palau 230795, para la edición de 1929. No en Bristh Library, no en Wellcome Library, no en USA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Rare Books]
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        Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokees and the Author

      D. Appleton and Co., New York 1855 - Dull green cloth with Georgians (faded) on spine. Original spine was somewhat damaged, and book has been respined with much of the original laid down. Covers have been cleaned and binding secured. Original tissue guard on frontis. portrait of Gilmer has been replaced with a more recent one. Overall this copy is square and securely bound. A solid, repaired copy of this important Georgia book. Gilmer is still an entertaining read. He is one of the first to write about the early settlers north of Savannah and Augusta. He knew all the gossip. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 587 +ads pages; One of the basic works about the development of Georgia. Gilmer was not happy with this edition and hand corrected some of the copies that he gave to friends. This is not one of his edited copies but, nonetheless, a very attractive first edition. DeRenne II 571, Georgiana 42, Howes G 186. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works

      London: John Murray, 1855. Full leather. Very good. London: John Murray, 1855. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo.The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, a new edition with potrait frontispiece illustration and table of contents. Bound in full tan tree calf leather, gilt floral decorations to spine, brown gilt title labels, raised bands, all edges marbled with endpaper.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      John Murray. 1855. 8vo., 6 vols in contemporary full polished calf, spines richly gilt with contrasting leather labels, boards with double gilt line and blind panel and gilt leaf corner tools, all edges gilt, a little light rubbing and marking to bindings, vol. VI with a couple of inoffensive light scratches to upper board, bookplate and ink name in each volume, a little light spotting to portrait frontispiece, otherwise a handsome set. New Edition. With presentation inscription "H.B. Middleton Magd, Coll. Oxford, for Athlelic Sports March 1860" and with Hastings Middleton's bookplate in each volume.

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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1855 - First American edition. Brown cloth with gold stamping on spine, blind stamping on front and rear boards. First Issue with "Dove" for "Dived" page 96, line 7. Publisher's ads dated November, 1855. Very good with modest chipping to spine ends, owner's name on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Count of Monte Cristo

      Thomas Hodgson, Ward Lock, UK 1855 - New Edition C1855. A very interesting publication history. Book was published by Thomas Hodgson but the outer boards are by Ward Lock. This book format was originally published by Simms & McIntyre of Belfast from 1846. From 1853 onward, the book was successively published by Thomas Hodgson, of London. During this time the book was also published for the first time by Ward Lock a new publisher in the Strand London. They used Thomas Hodgson internal paper stock. The book is dated by the titles at the back of the boards, approximately. 1855. The text is based on the Second printing of the true first edition in English based on the original text. Book is is very good and in quite bright condition. Boards soiled and marked. Re-cased retaining the original spine and endpapers. Contents average with age toned pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longman, 1855-56.. FIRST EDITION. In three volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.[2]; xvi; 388; pp.[2]; iv; 426; pp.[2]; x; 448. With four maps and plans, three folding; and 13 lithographic plates, five coloured. Recently re-bound without adverts in burgundy full morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; top edges gilt, others lightly trimmed. Browning and light spotting in places. Vestiges of old ink ownership inscriptions to prelims of each volume. Very good overall. The expedition narrative which made Burton a household name, following 'Sindh' (1851).

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        Cours pratique et théorique de langue Arabe.

      Algiers & Paris, Bastide, Challamel, Duprat, 1855. - 8vo. XVI, 668 pp. With a frontispiece printed in colours and gilt in the style of an Arabic title (lith. Bastide). Elegant oriental-style red morocco binding with fore-edge flap, covers blindstamped with gilt borders, spine gilt in western style. Marbled endpapers. Widely received introduction to Arabic by L. J. Bresnier (1814-69), a disciple of Silvestre de Sacy and the first professor of Arabic in Algiers. - Some insignificant foxing to margins, but a fine copy in a unique binding, from the library of the Algerian essayist and Muslim leader Mourad Kiouane, a participant in the World Muslim Conference held in Karachi in February 1951 (with his ownership stamps). Even many leaders among the Algerian Muslims of the 1950s, educated by the French colonial system, spoke good French but only Algerian Arabic rather than the standard variety, which hampered their ability to converse with the leaders of other Arab nations. Famously, Algeria's first president Ahmed Ben Bella broke out in tears when invited by Nasser to speak for the first time before an Egyptian audience, but finding himself unable to do so. Partly in response to this, and to promote pan-Arabism, Nasser sent droves of Arabic instructors to Algeria in the 1960s. OCLC 929616431. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Civilta Cattolica: Deutsche Ausgabe (3 Jahrgänge) - Jg. I (1855) bis Jg. III (1857) einheitlich gebunden!

      Coppenrath\'sche Buch- und Kunsthandlung; 1855 - 1857. je Band/ Jahrgang ca. 950 Seiten; schöner Marmorschnitt; gebundene Ausgabe Der Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Werks entspricht der bisherigen Nutzung und dem Alter. Einband und Schnitt sind leicht staubschmutzig. Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Autograph musical manuscript.

      [Paris, c. 1855?]. - Oblong folio. 13 pp. A splendid musical manuscript, being a "Gloria in Excelsia", apparently for one of Gounod's Masses. Although Gounod is probably best known for his opera "Faust", several of the arias from which have passed into popular repertories, he is familiar to the music-lover for his great masses which are among the finest productions in the field of liturgical music. The present manuscript is the vocal score of the "Gloria" from one of these compositions. It is divided into the four vocal parts, each scored separately, and has the words of the Gloria written in Gounod's autograph. While any complete musical manuscript of this great composer is highly desirable, one such as this is particularly so.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Marmion; a tale of Flodden Field. With all his introductions, and the editor’s notes. Illustrated by eighty engravings on wood from drawings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert.

      Adam and Charles Black, 1855., Edinburgh: - 8vo. 7-408 pp. Frontispiece, engraved half-title, illustrated throughout. Original full red pebbled gilt-and-blind tooled morocco, all edges gilt. Fine. With a fore-edge painting of a pastoral scene showing two figures holding long sticks, being shepherds, with the flock in the background. Date painted: unknown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Marmion; a tale of Flodden Field. With all his introductions, and the editor's notes. Illustrated by eighty engravings on wood from drawings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert.

      Edinburgh:: Adam and Charles Black, 1855., 1855. 8vo. 7-408 pp. Frontispiece, engraved half-title, illustrated throughout. Original full red pebbled gilt-and-blind tooled morocco, all edges gilt. Fine. With a fore-edge painting of a pastoral scene showing two figures holding long sticks, being shepherds, with the flock in the background. Date painted: unknown.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Feuerbach").

      Bruckberg, 27. XI. 1855. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium with integral address leaf. To the surgeon Jakob Herz in Erlangen, whom he held in high regard as a representative of the developing "materialist school" in medicine, recommending the son of his friend Karl Bayer, who wished to exchange his study of theology for that of medicine: "So ungern ich sonst die Feder, seis zum Brief- seis zum Schriftstellern, ergreife, so gern ergreife ich sie doch jetzt, weil sie mich mit Ihnen, einem von mir innig verehrten Mann, in, wenn auch nur geistige, Berührung bringt [ ] Ein junger Mann, ein Bruder des hier seit einigen Jahren ansäßigen u. mir befreundeten Dr. Bayer, welcher erstere zwar nicht auf mein Anstiften, doch nicht ohne meine ermunternden Versprechungen, daß ich Ihnen u. Herrn Prof. Dietrich ihn empfehlen würde, den beklemmenden Schulzwang der christlichen Theophilologie mit dem naturoffnen, liberalen Studium der Medicin vertauscht hat - dieser medicinische Embryo also, der vierte Sohn eines Schullehrers in Pommersfelden, welcher in den Erziehungs- u. Unterstützungskosten 1) eines ausstudirten freigemeindlichen Theologen 2) eines Schullehrers höhrer Ordnung 3) eines Malers bereits seinen mühsam gefüllten Beutel oder wenigstens guten Willen erschöpft hat - dieser also, um es endlich kurz abzumachen, hat mich ersucht, ein Wort zu seinen Gunsten an Sie zu richten, Sie zu ersuchen, ob Sie ihm nicht vielleicht zur Erlangung der Collegienfreiheit behülflich sein wollten [ ] Ich trage Ihnen [ ] nur seinen Wunsch vor, aber überlasse es vollkommen Ihrem eignen Willen u. Urtheil, ob sie ihn erfüllen wollen oder nicht. Ich weiß im Voraus, was Sie thun, ist das Rechte. Empfehlen Sie mich Ihrem abendlichen Freundeskreise u. empfangen Sie nochmals die Versicherung, daß ich nur deßwegen ohne Widerstreben die Feder zu diesen Zeilen ergriff, weil sie mir die Gelegenheit gaben, endlich einmal schriftlich Ihnen meine innige Verehrung aussprechen zu können [ ]". - At the time, Feuerbach was working on his "Theogonie" and had not published anything in years. - With remains of a seal and the address (slight defects to address leaf).

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        \"Württ. Oberamts - Stadt Urach\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, rechts im Vordergrund eine Schafsherde. Darunter kleine Teilansicht vom \"K. Seminar\".

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei J. Bartels in Urach, um 1855, 39 x 49 cm. Schefold 10364; Henning-Maier S. 155, Abb. Nr. 53. - Variante mit Tonplatte. Mit Lichtrand vom Passepartoutausschnitt; breitrandig und gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        North and South (Second Edition in Two Volumes)

      London: Chapman and Hall. Good. 1855. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Two volumes in original publisher's, blind-stamped, brown cloth with gilt titling to spines. Second edition 1855, same year as first. A very scarce title. Professionally rebacked with original spines laid down and new endpapers. Edgewear; corners bumped and rubbed; page edges tanned; paper browned; no inscriptions; a few occ. marks; tightly bound. Vol. I: publisher's ad; half-title; title; explanation of expansion to original story published in 'Household Words'; 320 pp. Vol: II: half-title; title; 361 pp; 4 pp publisher's ads. .

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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 ) ( Lagerort Richey- DG ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Goethe, Werke, Werkausgabe, sämtliche, Cotta, Halbpergament, Faust, Werther, Italienische Reise, Farbenlehre, Google, Wilhelm Meister, Gedichte

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

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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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        La France Maritime

      - Paris, Dutertre, 1855. 4 volumes reliés petit in-4 (28 x 19,7 cm), reliure demi-basane marron, dos orné du titre et filets dorés, 406-402-402 et 408 pages. Bien complet des 200 gravures sur acier hors-texte (une gravure est détachée et plus petite), peu de rousseurs.- Collection ornée de 200 jolies gravures sur acier illustrant les ports européens, de France et d'outremer, les marins célèbres, scènes de vie, de naufrages, batailles et constructions navales. Les articles concernent l'histoire, la géographie, la construction navale, l'histoire naturelle et des biographies de marins célèbres.- France Maritime, fondée et dirigée par amédée gréhan, sous le patronage du ministre de la marine, et de toutes les sommités spéciales, scientifiques et littéraires.-5670g.C. - Reliures solides avec défauts d'usage (frottements sur plats et coins), l'ensemble est très correct.

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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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        Oeuvres complètes : La Comédie humaine (20 vol. illustrés)

      - Chez Alexandre Houssiaux, à Paris 1855, 20 volumes reliés (22 x 14 cm). - Reliure demi-basane bleu-marine, titre et ornements dorés, filets à froid. Edition complète en 20 volumes illustrés illustrée de 152 gravures par Daumier, Gavarni, Nanteuil, Monnier, Johannot etc.-13,5kg.C. - Rousseurs inégalement selon les pages, principalement dans les marges. Bel ensemble homogène, reliures en très bon état.- L'ensemble se décompose comme suit : -Scènes de la vie privée (Tomes 1, 2, 3, 4), contenant : La Maison du chat-qui-pelote, Le Bal de Sceaux, La Bourse, La Vendetta, Madame Firmiani, Une Double famille, La Paix du ménage, La Fausse maîtresse (édition originale), Etude de femme, Albert Savarus (édition originale) (T 1) ; Mémoires de deux jeunes mariés, Une fille d'Eve, La Femme abandonnée, La Grenadière, Le Message, Gobseck, Autre étude de femme (édition originale) (T 2) ; La Femme de trente ans, Le Contrat de mariage, Béatrix (première partie) (T 3) ; Béatrix (deuxième et dernière partie), La Grande Bretèche (fin de autre Etude de femme), Modeste Mignon, Honorine, Un Début dans la vie (T 4). -Scènes de la vie de province (Tomes 5, 6, 7 et 8), contenant : Ursule Mirouet, Eugénie Grandet, Les Célibataires : (première histoire) Pierrette (T 5) ; Les Célibataires : (deuxième histoire) Le Curé de Tours, Les Célibataires : (troisième histoire) Un Mariage de garçon, Les Parisiens en Province : (première histoire) L'Illustre Gaudissart, Les Parisiens en Province : (deuxième histoire) La Muse du département (T 6) ; Les Rivalités (première histoire) : La Vieille Fille - (Deuxième histoire : Le Cabinet des Antiques, Le Lys dans la Vallée (T 7) ; Illusions perdues (édition originale de la dernière partie) (T 8). -Scènes de la vie parisienne (Tomes 9, 10, 11 et 12), contenant : Histoire des Treize, composé de Ferragus, La Duchesse de Langeais et La Fille aux yeux d'or puis Le Père Goriot (T 9) ; Le Colonnel Chabert, Facino Cane, La Messe de l'Athée, Sarrasine, L'Interdiction, Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau (T 10) ; La Maison Nucingen, Pierre Grassou, Les Secrets de la princesse de Cadignan, Les Employés, Splendeurs et Misères des courtisanes (première et deuxième parties) (T 11) ; Splendeurs et Misères des courtisanes (troisième partie), Un Prince de la Bohême, Esquisse d'Homme d'affaires d'après nature (édition originale), Gaudissart II (édition originale), Les Comédiens sans le savoir (édition originale) [suivi de] Scènes de la vie politique, contenant : Un Episode sous la Terreur, Une Ténébreuse affaire, Z. Marcas, L'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine (premier épisode) (édition originale). -Scènes de la vie militaire (T 13), contenant : Les Chouans et Une Passion dans le désert -Scènes de la vie de campagne, contenant : Le Médecin de Campagne et Le Curé de village -Etudes philosophiques (Tomes 14, 15 et 16), contenant : La Peau de chagrin, Jésus-Christ en Flandres, Melmoth réconcilié, Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu, La Recherche de l'absolu (T 14) ; Massimilla Doni, Gambara, L'Enfant maudit, Les Marana, Adieu, Le Réquisitionnaire, El Verdugo, Un Drame au bord de la mer, L'Auberge rouge, L'Elixir de longue vie, Maître Cornélius, Sur Catherine de Médicis : Introduction et Première partie - Le Martyr calviniste (T 15) ; Catherine de Médicis (seconde partie), Les Proscrits, Louis Lambert, Séraphita [suivi de] Etudes analytiques, contenant : Physiologie du Mariage (Tome 16). -Scènes de la vie parisienne, suite (Tomes 17 et 18), contenant : La cousine Bette, Le cousin Pons (T 17) ; Splendeurs et Misères des courtisanes (quatrième partie) [suivie de] Scènes de la vie politique, contenant : L'Envers de l'histoire etc., se finissant par les Contes drolatiques (t.20)

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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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