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        The U S Naval Astronomical Expedition to The Southern Hemisphere, During The Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

      Washington DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855. Hardcover. Good +. Tall quartos. 2 volumes: xv; 556 pages; x, [1], 300 pages. Volume I illustrated with tinted frontispiece engraving, 3 maps of Chile, large fold out panoramic view of Santa Lucia, colored engraving of an Araucanian Chief protected by green tissue, and engraved views and plans. Volume II is illustrated with maps, colored engravings, illustrations and wood cuts. Brown cloth hardcovers with blind stamped decorative borders. Gilt illustrated front boards. Gilt title on spines. Volume II has 11 authors listed in the contents. Condition of the two volumes is good to very good. Light edge wear to cloth extremities volume I. Cloth shelf worn on volume II with partial splits to to the outer joints. Previous owner's name on both front paste downs. Volumes 3 and 6 are not present. Volumes 4 and 5 were not issued. Sabin 27419.

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        Schams, Franz. - "Italienischer Hirte".

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, aquarelliert, weiß gehöht, auf braunem Zeichenkarton, um 1855. Von Franz Schams. 23,4 x 16,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29 x 20 cm (Blatt). Verso in Bleistift bezeichnet: "Franz Schams". Besitzstempel Fürst von Liechtenstein mit Wappenschild, Krone und Initialen FL (nicht bei Lugt; Slg.-Nr. XI 8651). Dazu Notiz: "Slg. Prinz Joh. Georg v. Sachsen". - Leichte Lagerspuren im äußeren Rand. Einige helle Fleckchen rechts unten. Im Bereich des Korbes unten links winziges Löchlein. Verso ältere Montagespuren. Papier partiell etwas ausgedünnt. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Franz Schams (1824 Wien - 1883 Wien). Österreichischer Maler, Zeichner und Lithograf. 1837-40 Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien. Danach einige Jahre Graveur-Lehre in Wien und in Prag. 1846/47 Besuch der Kunstakademie der Vereinigung patriotischer Kunstfreunde in Prag. Danach wieder Studium an der Wiener Akademie. Daneben Privatschüler von Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. 1854/55 mit Heinrich von Ferstel und Franz Josef Dobiaschofsky Studienreise nach Rom. Malte v.a. Historienbilder, aber auch Altarbilder für Kirchen in Niederösterreich. Später stärker der Genremalerei verpflichtet. 1861 Mitglied der Genossenschaft der bildenden Künstler Wiens (Wiener Künstlerhaus). 1882 Goldene Medaille der Ausstellung des Künstlerhauses im Museum Revoltella in Triest. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Wohldorf: Kolorierter Tondruck von Charles Fuchs um 1855.

      Carl Gassmann, Hamburg 1855 - ( Aus der Serie *Hamburg und seine Umgebungen* - vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Fred Salomon, hier unter der laufenden Nummer 36a verzeichnet. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,5 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) mit floraler Bordüre im Außenrand. Gesamtgröße des Blattes: 28 x 34 cm. Das Blatt gebräunt, etwas lichtrandig im Außenrand, gering fleckig. Zum linken Außenrand hin etwas angeknickt sowie mit Knickspur zum Oberrand hin, verso mit alter Montierung im Außenrand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Carta Esférica de las Islas Azores ó Terceras levantada en 1788 por D. Vicente Tofiño de S. Miguel y corrigida por la que levantó en 1843 y 1844 el Capitan A.T.E. Vidal de la M.R. Inglesa

      1855 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1855. 630 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Some slight ink offset. A large chart of the Azores with hatchuring to show relief, engraved by Noguera after the survey of Lieutenant Vidal, a Royal Navy hydrographer, who worked his way up through the ranks to become an admiral, and married the daughter of the British consul in Maderia.

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        A History of the War Between Great Britain and the United States of America. During the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814

      Maclear and Co, Toronto 1855 - vii, [2], 4-408, III, [4] p. 25 cm. Frontispiece and 7 other b&w illustrations. Red cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Repaired spine ends. Worn corners. Ink signature on front free endpaper. A few spots but overall clean and neat. Auchinleck's volume contains contemporary accounts from participants in the War of 1812. Laura Secord contributed a letter about her famous walk to Beaver Dams, probably the first published account of her action. Her words are recorded on p. 175, along with a confirmation of her heroic deed by James Fitzgibbon, the officer who received her famous 1813 warning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Südseite von Osten, ("Schloß Sans-Souci bei Potsdam").

      - altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. F. Meyer b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll und Giersberg/Schendel. - Blick zum Schloß von der Gartenseite, i. Vgr. ein Springbrunnen ( Entwurf von L. Persius ), im Hintergrund die Flügel der Windmühle. Im Park die antiken Vasen, die nach der Umgestaltung des Gartens durch Lenne 1837 aufgestellt wurden. - Vorliegendes Blatt ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Taite?, ?Fare Ute - Arsenal du Taiti - Papeete?, ?Archipel Tonga- ile Tongatabou?

      1855 - Pencil sketches, one hand coloured, all captioned in French. Measuring 215 by 295mm. On cream card, a little toned around the edges. At sea, Three lovely images drawn by a French tourist or sailor in the mid-nineteenth century. The coloured image, simply titled Taite, is best of the group showing seven Tahitian women and a European sailor sitting and standing before a hut. The other two are primarily maritime, depicting ships at dock in Papeete and, on the final sheet, two more dynamic scenes of boats off the shore of Tonga and Viti.

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      Cincinnati, Printed At The Office Of The Israelite & Deborah(1855-1856). 1st edition. Period Cloth, 8vo, 107 pages. Singerman 1444. Deinard 357. Goldman 269: "Mayer was born in Alsace (or Bavaria?) in 1809. He studied in yeshivot near his native town and in Frankfor am Main and he pursued secular studies in Frankfort and Mayence....Mayer 'inherited a considerable property, which was swept away in the German revolution of 1848' (Israelite). He subsequently immigrated to America. Mayer served as a teacher and rabbi in Cincinnati, Rochester and Hartford....The speech delivered by his son Alfred on the occasion of becoming a bar mitzvah was printed in Occident 17.1 (31 Mar 1859), 3." Includes 2 title pages: The first, entirely in English is dated 1856. The second, primarily in Hebrew, is dated 1855. For a review, see Occident 14.1 (April 1856), p. 39. Binding repaired, some ink stains, About Very Good Condition. No copy offered at auction in the past 25 years. (KH-8-18Y)

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        The Bhagavad-gita;

      Hertford: Stephen Austin,, 1855. Or, a Discourse Between Krishna and Arjuna on Divine Matters, A Sanskrit Poem. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in gilt, concentric blind-stamped ruling to covers. Slightly toned spine, a few abrasions to covers and joints, rubbing to extremities. A very good copy. First edition. An early translation into English of the Sanskrit poem, this rare work includes considerable notes on Indian philosophy. The Bhagavad-gita makes up chapters 23-40 of the 6th book of the Hindu epic Mahabhrata. From the library of Helen Graham Park, international architect, researcher, and third wife of Theos Bernard, the early 20th-centruy scholar of India and Tibet, with her ink ownership stamp and a bookplate recording her bequest of this volume to the Hammond Museum Library in 1975.

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        Das russische Gesandtschafts Hotel in Berlin. L'Hotel de l'ambassadage de russie à Berlin.

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 18,7 x 28 Kiewitz 560; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 2. - Blick zur russ. Botschaft, zugleich dek. Ansicht der Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden" i. Hgr. das Brandenburger Tor.

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        Views of London

      Leporello-style album housing 26 mounted "cartes porcelaines" with views of Victorian London from engravings by Wood, with captions in English and some in French, views include London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Exchange, the Post Office, Trafalgar Sqare, the Hungerford Suspension Bridge, Hampton Court Palace, the British Museum, the Colosseum at Regent's Park, and the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Oblong 16mo. Original embossed paper case. London (J.T. Wood) n.d. (circa 1855). "Cartes porcelaines" was a name given to a glossy white cardboard whose surface recalled that of porcelain. Illustrations were engraved on lithographic stones before being printed on the cards. These cards first appeared in Belgium around 1840 and were only prevalent through the 1860s, when it became well-known that the use of metal powders and lead oxides were toxic for printers. Together with the inclusion of the Crystal Palace, which was built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 but relocated next to Sydenham Hill in 1854, dating of the album is possible.

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        Dombey and Son (Abraham Lincoln's Copy)

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Bros. 306 Chestnut Street, n.d. ca. 1855. N.D. ca. 1855. Octavo. Original pictorial front wrapper, lacking back wrapper (chipping to spine), uncut and mostly unopened. 320 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. A Eugene Field II forgery. With Lincoln's forged signature on the front wrapper; Eugene Field's forged signature on the title page; alleged provenance written out by Field II at end of page 320. Provenance: sold in the 1950's by an L.A. bookshop to a noted film director - as an authentic Lincoln item. At that time Field II was not known to be the forger that he is today.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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        John Burgess (1814-1874) - 1855 Watercolour, Market Scene in.

      1855 - John Burgess (1814-1874) - Original 1855 Watercolour. With body colour. An impressive watercolour with body colour by John Burgess. This painting is not signed but there is an original inscription of artist and title fixed to the reverse. Presented in an impressive gilt frame with decorative mouldings to corners. In fine condition. There is a loss to the decorative moulding on the frame's lower left corner, otherwise in fine condition. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Brandenburger Thor in Berlin. - La Porte de Brandebourg à Berlin.

      - kol. Lithographie v. Lütke n. E. Gaertner b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16 x 21 Kiewitz 805; Ernst, Gärtner, Nr. 35. - Blick zur Nord- und Nordwestseite des Pariser Platzes, links das Brandenburger Tor mit den Wachhäusern. Rechts die Häuser Pariser Platz 6 und 7, die von Stüler umgebaut wurden ( fertiggestellt 1844 ). 1857 kaufte der Vater von Max Liebermann das direkt an die Toranlage grenzende Haus, das später von Max Liebermann als Stadtwohnung und Atelier genutzt wurde.

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        Berlin. Von den Linden bis zum K. Schloss.

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. C. Diedrich ( Druck J. Hesse ) b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, um 1855, 35 x 56,5 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgrafik, Diedrich, Nr. 3 (S.238); Kiewitz., Nr. 396. - Sehr seltene Panoramaansicht der Straße Unter den Linden. Der Betrachter blickt von der heutigen Staatsbibliothek zum Stadtschloß. Rechts im Vordergrund das Denkmal Friedrich des Großen, mittig die Oper. Sehr dekoratives Blatt, da mit zahlr. Kutschen und Spaziergängern gestaltet. - Guter Druck in frischer Erhaltung. Hier passepartouriert und in einer älteren Berliner Leiste gerahmt.

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        Chronik des Königlich Preußischen hohen Ordens vom Schwarzen Adler während des Grossmeisterthums des Erlauchten Stifters, 1701-1713. Auf Anordnung des königlichen Ober- und Ordens-Ceremonienmeisters Freiherrn von Stillfried. Als Manuscript gedruckt.

      Berlin, Eduard Haenel's Buchdruckerei,1855.. Quarto. Pp. iv, 83. Hardcover, bound in green full cloth with the original printed wrappers bound-in, spine-ends gilt-ruled; inner hinges bit darkened front wrap dusty, very vague dampmark at lower corner of some leaves slightly more visible on title-page. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. There exists some certain unclarity regarding the author's first name, with some sources claim it to be "Fraugott" (see for example Henning & Herfurth: "Orden und Ehrenzeichen: Handbuch der Phaleristik"); while others (WorldCat) insist on "Traugott". ~ Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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        TA., Nikolaikirche und Alter Markt, "Die Nicolai - Kirche in Potsdam".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Haun ( Druck Delius v. Hölzer ) b. Otto Janke in Berlin, um 1855, 36 x 46,5 Seltenes, zugleich prachtvolles Blatt. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 100 und Abb. Tafel 43; nicht bei Giersberg /Schendel. - Drescher/Kroll: "Der Blick aus dem Palais Barberini umfaßt den alten Markt zwischen Stadtschloß und Rathaus. Zustand der Kirche mit Glockentürmchen nach Vollendung der Tambourkuppel 1849". Rechts das alte Rathaus.

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        Souvenirblatt, "Zittau und seine Kirchen".

      - Lithographie v. Renner & Ketzschau n. Möckel b. Schmidt, um 1855, 33,5 x 50 Dek. Ansicht. Mittig eine Gesamtansicht ( in Oval ) umgeben von 11 Ansichten von Kirchen und Schulen der Stadt. - Am rechten Rand ein hinterlegter Einriß.

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      [Washington, 1855. Sixty large folding maps, varying sizes. Large folio. Contemporary pebbled cloth boards, rebacked with modern calf, spine gilt lettered. Boards slightly rubbed, light edge wear, very clean internally. Very good. A volume of detailed United States coastal charts, issued under the supervision of Alexander D. Bache, second director of the United States Coastal Survey. These charts detail the American coastline from Maine south to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and the California coast. Included are vital topographical, magnetic, wind, and tidal observations. Printed in the margins of the charts are a detailed key and explanatory text, describing the coastline, lighthouses, bays, and harbors, etc., of the particular region. The charts, as described in a two-page manuscript table of contents, are as follows: 1) A, Progress sketch, Section 1, (primary triangulation). 2) A bis, Progress sketch, Section 1. 3) A No. 2, Portland Harbor, (chart showing city wharf line). 4) A No. 3, Ipswich and Annisquam harbors, (preliminary chart). 5) A No. 4, Stellwagen's Bank, entrance to Massachusetts Bay. 6) A No. 5, Muskeget channel, (preliminary chart). 7) B, Progress sketch, Section II. 8) B No. 2, Hudson River (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 9) B No. 3, Sandy Hook changes. 10) C, Progress sketch, Section III. 11) C No. 2, Seacoast of Virginia & entrance to Chesapeake bay. 12) C No. 3, Delaware & Chesapeake bays, (preliminary chart). 13) C No. 4, James river. (Upper sheet) (preliminary chart). 14) D, Progress sketch, Section IV. 15) D No. 2, Albermarle sound, (preliminary chart). 16) D No. 3, Cape Fear river, (lower sheet) (preliminary chart). 17) D No. 4, Gulf Stream explorations. 18) E, Progress sketch, Section V. 19) E No. 2, Winyah bay & Georgetown harbor, (preliminary chart). 20) E No. 3, Comparative chart, Maffett's channel. 21) E No. 4, Comparative chart, Charlestown bar. 22) E No. 5, Port Royal entrance. 23) E No. 6, Savannah River (preliminary chart). 24) E No. 7, Romerly marshes, (reconnaissance). 25) E No. 8, Doboy bar and inlet, (reconnaissance). 26) F, Progress sketch, Section VI. 27) F No. 2, Progress sketch, Florida reefs. 28) F No. 3, Legaré anchorage, (preliminary chart). 29) F No. 4, Florida reefs, 1/200000, (preliminary chart). 30) F No. 5, Beacons on Florida reefs. 31) F No. 6, Tampa bay, (reconnaissance). 32) G, Progress sketch, Section VII. 33) G No. 2, Cedar keys and approaches. 34) G No. 3, Ocilla River, (preliminary chart). 35) G No. 4, St. Andrews bay, (preliminary chart). 36) H, Progress sketch, Section VIII. 37) H No. 2, Biloxi Bay, (preliminary chart). 38) H No. 3, Deep sea-soundings, Gulf of Mexico. 39) I, Progress sketch, Section IX. 40) I No. 2, Entrances to Vermilion bay & Calcasieu river (reconnaissance). 41) I No. 3, Galveston bay, (preliminary chart). 42) J, Progress sketch, Western coast, 1/700000. 43) J No. 2, Progress sketch, Sections X and XI. 44) J No. 3, Progress sketch, Washington sound & vicinity, Washington Territory. 45) J No. 4, San Pedro anchorage & vicinity of Santa Barbara. 46) J No. 5, South Faralon island. 47) J No. 6, Point Reyes and Drakes bay. 48) J No. 7, Alden's reconnaissance of Western coast from Umpquah river to northern boundary. 49) J No. 8, Co-tidal lines, Pacific coast. 50) J No. 9, Earthquake waves - Pacific coast. 51) Diagrams to illustrate secular variation in Magnetic Declination. 52) Boutelle's apparatus for measuring preliminary bases. 53) Boutelle's scaffold for stations and Farley's signal. 54) Sand's gaspipe tripod. 55) Sand's specimen sounding box & Revolving Heliotrope. 56) Lines of equal Magnetic Declination on the coast of the U. States. 57) Geological map Point Reyes & vicinity. 58) Geological map vicinity of the Golden Gate. 59) Geological map vicinity of Monterey bay. 60) Geological map of the country between San Diego & the Colorado river. A fine volume of American coastal cartography.

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        Histoire Religieuse et Monumentale du Diocèse d'Agen depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours comprenant la partie des diocèses circonvoisins autrefois renfermés dans l'Agenais enrichie de lithographies à deux teintes et d'un grand nombre de sujets iconographiques.

      Achille Chairou, 1855. Ensemble de deux volumes de format in folio de pour le Tome Ier: XII pp. (faux titre, titre, autorisations, préface); 392 pp.; 5 planches lithographiées de détail de chapiteaux etc... et 8 planches hors-texte lithographiées en deux couleurs. Pour le Tome second: 2 ff. (faux titre et titre); 440 pp.; une 6ème planche en noir de détails en fin; et 5 planches hors-texte lithographiées en deux couleurs. Reliure de l'époque en dmi chagrin cerise; dos à 5 nerfs; caissons ornés et dorés; titres dorés. Légère mouillure à la planche en noir N°6 du tome 2; au même tome traces d'écrasement sur les coupes. Voir les photos. Intérieur bien frais. Charmant exemplaire, souvent incomplet. Ici figurent bien les 13 lithographies en deux teintes et les 6 en noir.

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        Gesamtans., "Gera".

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. Bollmann b. Franz Dietsch in Gera, 1855, 39,3 x 58,5 Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt. Im Vordergrund ein Bauer, der auf seinem - von Pferden gezogenen - Pflug eine kleine Rast macht. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The buttertflies of Great Britain with their transformations, delineated and described.

      London Orr 1855 - Quarto, xl, 140 pp., additional hand-coloured lithograph pictorial title, 19 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 monochrome plates; small ink splash to foot of additional title. Contemporary brown morocco gilt extra, covers with fancy gilt borders, all edges gilt; 1917-dated gift inscription to front paste-down. An abridged reduced format version of the 1841 British butterflies and their transformations, with new plates and revised text. Dunbar notes that some copies are poorly coloured, however the present example has fine bright colouring. Westwood, a distinguished entomologist and member of the Linnean Society, collaborated in writing the text to accompany these charming paintings by Humphreys. Each print depicts several species artistically composed among the flowering caterpillar food plants, and in many instances the caterpillar and chrysalis are shown. Some of the grander European species also appear. Dunbar, British butterflies, page 53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik des Königlich Preußischen hohen Ordens vom Schwarzen Adler während des Grossmeisterthums des Erlauchten Stifters, 1701-1713. Auf Anordnung des königlichen Ober- und Ordens-Ceremonienmeisters Freiherrn von Stillfried. Als Manuscript gedruckt.

      Berlin, Eduard Haenel's Buchdruckerei,1855. - Quarto. Pp. iv, 83. Hardcover, bound in green full cloth with the original printed wrappers bound-in, spine-ends gilt-ruled; inner hinges bit darkened front wrap dusty, very vague dampmark at lower corner of some leaves slightly more visible on title-page. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. There exists some certain unclarity regarding the author's first name, with some sources claim it to be "Fraugott" (see for example Henning & Herfurth: "Orden und Ehrenzeichen: Handbuch der Phaleristik"); while others (WorldCat) insist on "Traugott". ~ Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Colton's Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies. Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

      Enormous Map Showing America's Westward Expansion. This landmark American wall map reflects the divisions leading up to the Civil War. J. H. Colton was the leading American map publisher of the 19th century. The first of the firm's famous United States wall maps appeared in 1846. This fine example of the 1855 edition is particularly important because it reflects the momentous changes of the late 1840s and 1850s including the following: 1848 Oregon Territory 1848 Wisconsin admitted as a state 1849 massive U.S. expansion in the West resulting from the end of the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1849 1849 Minnesota Territory 1850 California admitted as a state 1850 New Mexico Territory 1850 Utah Territory 1853 Washington Territory 1854 Kansas Territory 1854 Nebraska Territory These developments, especially the creation of two new territories under the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the question of slavery in the territories, set the stage for the Civil War. The map's title states that it was published in 1855, but it retains the copyright date of 1853, suggesting a hybrid form. Kansas and Nebraska are both delineated and separately colored, but their names are lightly engraved and the old names Indian Territory and Northwest Territory remain on the map in larger letters. This enormous map contains countless interesting features including: inset maps (Central America, the West Indies, and Newfoundland), engraved vignettes (ships, grizzly bears, beavers, Central American ruins, and Native Americans), a table of distances, and lines tracing important routes (the Oregon Route, Fremont's Route 1843, and General Kearny's Route 1846). This huge map is a magnificent display piece from a pivotal moment in American history. 60 x 54 in., original hand-color, mounted in 24 sections on linen. Folded and loose as issued in original brown cloth gilt portfolio (ties lost, some chipping and staining to cloth). Some age toning and staining, but generally in excellent condition. Eminently suited for display.

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        Die Singacademie in Berlin. - L' Academie de Chant à Berlin.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,5 x 23,5 Kiewitz 801. - Der Betrachter steht hinter der " Neuen Wache ", mittig die Singakademie, links das Kastanienwäldchen, rechts das Finanzministerium. - Mit dem Trockenstempel und auf dem vollen Blatt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Leaves of Grass

      First edition, one of only 200 copies of the first issue of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. "The importance of the first edition of Leaves of Grass to American literary history is impossible to exaggerate. The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America's cultural memory because in the world of his imagination Americans have learned to recognize and possibly understand their own. As Leaves of Grass grew through its five subsequent editions into a hefty book of 389 poems (with the addition of the two annexes), it gained much in variety and complexity, but Whitman's distinctive voice was never stronger, his vision never clearer, and his design never more improvisational than in the twelve poems of the first edition" (Ivan Marki). "If one attempts to list the artistic achievements of our nation against the background of Western tradition, our accomplishments in music, painting, sculpture, architecture tend to be somewhat dwarfed. ... The exception is in literature. No western poet, in the past century and a half, not even Browning or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson. ... The book that matters most is the original 1855 Leaves of Grass" (Harold Bloom, The Western Canon). "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of "Leaves of Grass" is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation" (Printing and the Mind of Man). According to the bookbinder's records, 795 copies were bound; Whitman reported that 800 were printed. The first 200 were bound in June 1855 in binding A (green cloth with extra gilt stamping and all edges gilt). In December 1855 to January 1856, another 262 copies were bound in binding B (green cloth with less ornate stamping), and at this same time another 150 copies were bound in binding C (paper wrappers). Finally, in July 1855, 46 copies were bound "in boards mounted." Ours is an excellent example of the first group of 200. Most copies of this fragile volume that have appeared in recent years have been heavily restored. This is a very handsome copy. Provenance: signature of Thomas Bucher dated October 1855. The first issue Leaves of Grass is rarely found with an 1855 provenance. Printing and the Mind of Man 340. Grolier 100 Influential American Books 67. Myerson, Walt Whitman: A Bibliography A 2.1.a1 Small folio. Portrait of Whitman. Original gilt decorated green cloth, all edges gilt (binding A). First gathering restored at inner margin, minor repairs at gutter. Very minimal wear. An excellent copy.

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        George Harris (1855-1936) - Large Signed Oil, Snuff Mill, Frenchay.

      Early 20th Century - George Harris (1855-1936) - Large Original Early 20th Century Oil. A superb view of Snuff Mill at Frenchay, near Bristol, England, with a figure on the bridge surrounded by autumnal trees. Signed and dated to the lower right corners, in a gilt painted frame. Signed and dated. On canvas. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Old stretcher bar marks slightly visible to the front, a very small bump to the canvas at the lower right edge with some scuffing to the paint surface in this areas - this is not very noticeable though. Some small areas of retouching to the upper part of the sky showing under UV light and a line of well-matched over painting to the upper edge. Some fine lines of craquelure but paint layer is stable. Unlined canvas, In general appearance is good. Frame has some wear and minor scratches but generally is in good condition.George Harris was a Bristol based landscape painter. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 9000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London: G. Routledge & Co., 1855. First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy vertically ribbed wavy-grain cloth w/blind-stamped lyre devices framed by decorative borders to covers & gilt decorations to spine, pale yellow ep.s, [i-vii] viii-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1-3] 4-221 [222] pp. +tissue-guarded frontis & 8 unpaginated wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, D.G. Rossetti & J.E. Millais, numerous vignettes & ornaments after Hughes, & 2pp. publ. adverts to rear. Printed by Savill & Edwards, London. With Paul Lemperly's decorative bookplate (designed in 1897 by Edwin Davis French--see Wiki) to fr. pastedown, & 2 booksellers' clippings (one tipped to recto of fr. ep., & the other from a 1935 Elkin Matthews cat. loosely inserted). Binding Very Good (upper ½ of spine replaced, & corners mended); contents Very Good (infrequent lt. foxing, & traces of old sellotape to gutter of p.[202]). White passim, Rossetti 1 (p.41), Reid passim, Fredeman 46.4 & 90.2 (see also p.186), Colbeck 4, Lasner 4 Binding 2 (his "primary" binding), de Beaumont 7, Goldman 6 (see also p.2), Woodman I.A.1 (see also passim).

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        Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts]

      Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York: Blackie and Son, 1855. Book. Very Good. Original Wraps. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Complete in 30 Parts, as originally issued, in original pale green wraps, each Part separately bound but collectively unbound, with original prices per Part indicated at 2s. 6d. (British), 65 cents (American). Approx. 10 1/2" x 14". Illus. (as stated) by "a series of plates on a large scale, and by numerous engravings on wood." xxiv,335 + iv pp., illus. w/ 60 double-page engraved plates + 11 (numbered as 10) single-page diagram plates + 353 vignette woodcuts within text. A marvelous production. This set has been collated and is complete in terms of text, plates, and wrappers. In general, each issued Part also includes a tissue-paper guard inside each cover, and both the recto and verso of each rear cover lists new works and new editons by the publisher, Blackie & Son. Condition ranges from Good to what could reasonably, given age, be called Near Fine, with most copies showing only modest handling wear and light foxing to the plates. Foxing on some plates ranges to moderate, mostly along the margins and not affecting the actual image. Covers detached but present on Parts 1 (front and rear), 3 (rear mostly detached), and 30 (rear); Parts 6 and 8 are partially disbound (each separated into two sections). Several wrappers show edge chipping, a few with generally minor loss. Some of the plates show modest edge wear, primarily to fore-edges. Rare in this form, as most surviving copies have been rebound -- a virtually unique opportunity to secure this publication in original wraps. Collation follows, with Part number in parentheses, followed by pagination, plate numbers, diagram plate (DP) numbers, with plate enumeration as given (mostly Roman, occasional Arabic): (1) 1-16, II, XXXI, (DP) II; (2) 17-24, I, XXXIII, (DP) I; (3) 25-40, III, XXXII; (4) 41-48, X, XXXIV, (DP) IV; (5) 49-64, XI, XXXV; (6) 65-72, XII, XXXVI, (DP) III; (7) 73-88, XIII, XXXVII; (8) 89-96, 75-78 (identical to Pt. 7), XIV, XXXVIII; (9) 97-112, VII, XLIII; (10) 113-120, VIII, XLVIII, (DP) V; (11) 121-136, IX, XLIX; (12) 137-144, XXII, XLV; (13) 145-160, XXI, XLIV; (14) 161-168, XVIII, LIII, (DP) 6 Pt. 1; (15) 169-184, XXIII, XLVI; (16) 185-192, XXIV, L, (DP) 6 Pt. 2; (17) 193-208, XX, XLVII; (18) 209-216, XIX, LVI; (19) 217-232, IV, XXXIX; (20) 233-240, VI, LI, (DP) 7; (21) 241-256, XXV, XL; (22) 257-264, XXVI, XXVII; (23) 265-280, XXVIII, LIV; (24) 281-288, V, XLI; (25) 289-304, XXIX, LIX; (26) 305-312, (DP) 8, (DP) 9, XVII; (27) 313-320, XV, LV; (28) 321-335, 16, LVII; (29) i-xvi (includes Vol. I-Text title pg., errata sheet), XXX, XLII, LVIII; (30) xvii-xxiv, i-iv (includes Vol. II-Plates title pg.), LII, LX, (DP) X..

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        Gesamtans., von der Ostseite. "Urach".

      - altgouachierte Lithographie v. Eberh. Emminger, um 1855, 32,5 x 47,8 Schefold 10364. Henning/Maier, Eberhard Emminger, Seite 155 und Abb. Nr. 53. Da die Ränder um die Ansicht grau laviert sind, sind die Künsler- und Verlagsangaben nicht zu sehen. - Seltenes Blatt, Blick von einer leichten Anhöhe auf die Stadt, links die Ruine Hohenurach. Rechts - im Vordergrund - ein Schäfer mit seiner Herde. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Der Deutsche und Französische Dom, u.d. Königl. Schauspielhaus a.d. Gensd'Armen Markte z. Berlin. - Les dòmes .,.

      - Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 558; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 4. - Blick von der Markgrafenstraße zum Schauspielhaus, links der deutsche, rechts der franz. Dom. Schönes und dek. Blatt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        TA., Nikolaikirche und Alter Markt, "Die Nicolai - Kirche in Potsdam".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Haun ( Druck Delius v. Hölzer ) b. Otto Janke in Berlin, um 1855, 36 x 46,5 Seltenes, zugleich prachtvolles Blatt. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 100 und Abb. Tafel 43; nicht bei Giersberg /Schendel. - Drescher/Kroll: "Der Blick aus dem Palais Barberini umfaßt den alten Markt zwischen Stadtschloß und Rathaus. Zustand der Kirche mit Glockentürmchen nach Vollendung der Tambourkuppel 1849". Rechts das alte Rathaus. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Vogelschau, "Berlin".

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Elsner ( = A. Eltzer ) n. Payne b. Payne, um 1855, 23 x 35 Kiewitz 418; Ernst, Adolf Eltzner, Nr. 2. - Der Betrachter befindet sich über dem Nikolaiviertel und blickt über das Schloß hinweg zum Brandenburger Tor. Links der Gendarmenmarkt, rechts im Vgr. die Museumsinsel, i. Hgr. die Charité. Ansicht ohne Mittelfalte ! Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Annals of San Francisco; together with Continuation of the Annals of San Francisco and Index to the Annals of San Francisco (3 volumes)

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1855 - Thick 8vo. [5]-824pp. 2 engraved views (including frontispiece); 4 engraved portraits; 154 engraved text illustrations; 2 engraved maps (1 folding). Original full black morocco stamped in gilt; spine gilt-lettered & ruled and 5 raised bands. AEG. A vergy good to near fine copy (hinges cracked but holding firm, dampstaining to first few pages; light foxing). The "Continuation of the Annals" (hardcover) and "Index" (softcover) volumes are ex-libris with numbers, stamps & labels. "Recognized as one of the most important reference books of the period. gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city." - Kurutz , California Gold Rush 594. The book includes three sections: a general summary of Spanish California; the annals of the city; and a section devoted to individual topics such as the "Hounds," fires, hotels, Vigilance Committee, Steamer-Day, and memoirs of noted California pioneers. Much on the pioneers missions, Argonauts, saloons, fights, hangings, the Chinese, clipper ships, fires, economics, growth, daily life etc. "Almost anything that one wants to know of life in San Francisco in the middle of the nineteenth century." (Cowan II pg. 601; Graff 3901; Holliday 1028; Howes S769; Kurutz Zamorano 80:70). Together with two volumes published by California Historical Society: Index to 'The Annals.'', 1935; and 'Continuation of the Annals.', 1939. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GA aus der Vogelschau ( v. Osten ), links i. Vgr. Sachsenhausen, Main und Mainbrücke, in der Bildmitte der Dom, rechts i. Hgr. der Taunus. - Ausgabe ohne Mittelfalte.

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Carse n. Eltzner b. Payne, um 1855, 24 x 35 Sprache: Deutsch

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      Baily Brothers 1855 - The classic early instructional cricket book by the renowned Kent and All-England batsman. Nicholas Wanostrocht, who played under the name Felix, was a schoolmaster at Blackheath and played cricket as an amateur alongside the early greats, Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn. This famous work gives a fascinating insight into the techniques employed by cricket's earliest batsmen, with strokes like the "Draw" and the "Home Draw" being all the rage. It is the first cricket book to be illustrated with coloured lithographs. This is the third edition, the first published in 1845. Third edition. Large 8vo. x + 74pp. Hand-tinted lithographic frontis., 6 hand-tinted lithographic plates (after G.F. Watts), text illustrations, diagrams, spectacular illuminated initials at the start of each chapter. Original green decorative cloth, gilt illustrations and titles to front cover, rubbed and bumped to edges with some minor damage to spine. Scouring to front pastedown where a white name card has been partially removed leaving a dirty mark. All edges gilt. A good copy. [Padwick, 397]

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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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        The Charge of the Light Brigade.

      [London:] 1855 - Bifolium with horizontal and vertical folds, tipped-in to a larger sheet. Text printed in black. Some occasional spotting and discolouration. In excellent condition. First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. [his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton]" Major Adolphus William Desart Burton (c.1827–1882) rode in the successful charge of the Heavy Brigade with the 5th (The Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards. He later gained the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the service of the 7th Dragoon Guards. The charge of the Light Brigade took place on 25 October 1854 but news of the disaster did not reach the British public until the British commanders' dispatches from the front were published in an extraordinary edition of the London Gazette of 12 November 1854; The Times followed up with a famous leader on the action the following day. According to his grandson Sir Charles Tennyson, Tennyson wrote the poem in only a few minutes after reading the account of it in The Times. Published in The Examiner on 9 December 1854, just six weeks after the event, Tennyson's poem was published as a separate piece and sent to the troops in the Crimea at the behest of Jane, Lady Franklin, wife of the lost explorer Sir John Franklin. Tennyson adds a footnote to the poem: "Having heard that the brave soldiers before Sebastopol, whom I am proud to call my countrymen, have a liking for my Ballad on the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, I have ordered a thousand copies of it to be printed for them." The text contains 55 lines, as opposed to the 46-line text first published in book form in July 1855, in the volume Maud, and Other Poems, and incorporates an extra stanza. The most notable addition is the line "Some one had blunder'd" which was omitted from the book publication. These changes were explained by Tennyson in a letter to John Foster in August 1855: "I wish to send out about 1000 slips, and I don't at all want the S.P.G. [Society for the Propagation of the Gospel] or anyone to send out the version last printed: it would, I believe, quite disappoint the soldiers." This is one of a very few surviving recorded copies of what is by nature an ephemeral piece: OCLC locates four copies institutionally and only two copies appear in auction records since 1975. The poem remains probably the best remembered single piece of all Tennyson's poetry.

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        The Law, Relating to India, and the East-India Company; With Notes and an Appendix.

      London, Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1855. - Small folio (240 x 296 mm). (4), 563, (1) pp. Modern half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped red label to spine. Fifth, improved edition of "a work which may almost be regarded as the standard one on the subject to which it is devoted" (Preface), i.e., the legal code in force within the provinces ruled by the British East India Company - a rule which would last until 1858, when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British Crown would assume direct control. Numerous statutes concern the slave trade in the Arabian Gulf or regulate relationships with the local Arab Sheikhdoms, such as 12 & 13 Victoriae, Cap. LXXXIV: "An Act for carrying into effect Engagements between her Majesty and certain Arabian Chiefs in the Persian Gulf", citing the chiefs "Sultan Bin Sugger, Shaik of Ras-el-Khyma and Shargah in the Persian Gulf, the chief of the Joasmee Arabs", "Muktoom Bin Buttye, Shaik of Debaye", "Abdool Azeez Bin Rashid, Shaik of Eginan", "Shaik Abdullah Bin Rashid, Shaik of Amulgavine", and "Saeed Bin Tahnoon, Shaik of the Beni Yas, chief of Aboothabee", as well as "Shaik Mahomed Bin Khuleefa Bin Subman, chief of Bahrein", and the engagements they concluded with the British crown (pp. 414ff.). Other acts relate to engagements with "Syed Syf bin Hamood, the Chief of Sohar, in Arabia" (p. 437), with Seid Saeed bin Sultan, the Imaum of Muscat (pp. 220, 383), etc. - Very well preserved, in a modern binding in contemporary style. OCLC 3062490. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opinions of the Supreme Court of the State of California Rendered at Sacramento, at the July Term, 1855

      Sacramento: James Anthony & Co., Printers - Union Book and Job Office, 1855. Good. First edition(?) Tall octavo. 32pp. paginated as issued p.33-64. Printed green wrappers. Lacking rear wrap, ink note small chip, and some staining on front wrap, a good only copy. OCLC locates only two copies (with only 24pp., and no publisher identified) both in California.

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        Naturgeschichte und Naturlehre, für die höheren Klassen der deutschen Werktagsschule bearbeitet von Georg Lemberger.

      Landshut. Druck und Verlag der Jos. Thomann´schen Buchhandlung, (Joh. Bapt. v. Zabuesnig). 1855. Pappband d. Zeit kl. 8°. 94 Seiten. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Seiten angerändert, leicht knittrig und gebräunt, braunfleckig. in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Didaktik, Schulbuch, Schulgeschichte, Erziehung, Schöpfung, Theosophie, Naturkunde,

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        La scienza della legislazione e gli opuscoli scelti . Col commento intorno alla medesima di Beniamino Constant. Arricchita di note illustrative.

      Borroni e Scotti 1855-1856, Milano - Contropiatti e risguardi marmorizzati Ritratto litografico del Filangieri a inizio opera. LI + 736 con una tavola f.t.; 690 + (1) p. 2 voll in-8

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