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        The History of Hyder Shah, alias Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur: and of his Son, Tippoo Sultaun.: By M.M.D.L.T., General in the Army of the Mogul Empire, Revised and Corrected by His Highness Prince Gholam Mohammed.

      London W. Thacker & Co. 1855 - First published in 1784, and reprinted in 1848, but we believe this to be the first illustrated edition with hand coloured portraits of Hyder Shah, Tippoo Sultaun, and Kureem Shah, by C. Morrish, and a sketch of Tippoo's throne. A very good copy in original cloth, gilt. Head of spine chipped. A few minor stains to margins.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Theatre Academique der rühmlichst bekannten Italienischen Künstlergesellschaft des Signor Felix Napoli, verbunden mit der weltberühmten Somnambule, Nachfolgerin der Mad. Lenormand. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Frank & Cie.

      Leipzig, Ferber & Seydel, ca. 1855. - Plakat mit Holzschnitt (14 x 13 cm). Blattgr.: 59 x 21,5 cm. Als Nachfolgerinnen der berühmten französischen Wahrsagerin Marie Anne Lenormand (gest. 1843) bezeichneten sich zahlreiche Gauklerinnen auf europäischen Jahrmärkten. - Neben diesem Auftritt gab es u. a. noch: Ikarische Sylphidenspiele; Die beiden schwebenden Tambours, Große Zauberkraft-Production, ausgeführt von Signor Felix Napoli, und eine "Gallerie lebender Bilder". - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt die Wahrsagerin mit verbunden Augen und einen feinen Herrn, dem wohl gerade die Zukunft vorhergesagt wird.

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        Ceterach Officinarum

      London; Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland 1855 - Frame Dimensions: 21 x 17 in. Sheet Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 in. Pressed Nature Prints. From the early fifteenth century onward experiments with making prints from pressed leaves and flowers were conducted. The first ventures into this technique were relatively simple with the specimen inked and paper laid upon it. Pressure was then applies by hand to gain an impression. This rather crude method was advanced and perfected during the nineteenth century by the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. Plants were new passed under pressure between a lead and a steel plate and an electrotype made, on the lead plate, from the impression. It was this innovative technique that Thomas Moore chose for the creation of the plates in his splendid book, Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. The plates were produced for Moore by Henry Bradbury and are the finest example of nature-printing available. Indeed, Thomas Moore;s book heralded a craze for ferns during the nineteenth century perhaps because of the exquisite delicacy of the images projected.

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        The Franklin Expedition from First to Last. By Dr. King, M.D.

      London, John Churchill, 1855. 8vo. In publisher's original full embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded and top of spine chipped. Extremities slightly rubbed. Gilt stamp to front board and stamp to upper part of pasted down front end-paper. Small mark to p. 172, otherwise internally fine and clean. xxxviii, 3-224pp. + 2 charts ("Dr. Kings Conjectual chart 1848" + "The Admiralty Chart 1848") and 3 plates (one of them in text). The exceedingly rare first edition, only to have appeared in auction twice the past 40 years, of Dr. Richard King's correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the search for the lost Franklin Expedition. King persistently held the view - which later was proved correct - that the Franklin Expedition, or traces of it, would be found, at or near the mouth of the Great Fish River. He volunteered to lead a search expedition, but was ignored. In his letters to periodicals, government ministers and the Admiralty, published in this present work, we are given a most interesting insight into the politics and practicalities regarding the search for the Franklin Expedition; one of the most notorious chapters in the history of polar exploration.When the John Franklin expedition, in seach for the Northwest Passage, departed England in 1845 on the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror and had not returned by 1848, the Admiralty launched a search for the missing expedition. Partly prompted by Franklin's fame and the Admiralty's offer of a finder's reward, many subsequent expeditions joined the hunt, which at one point in 1850 involved no less than 13 ships. "King took great interest in Franklin's expedition and was one of the first to raise the alarm when he failed to return. He insisted, at first on very slender evidence, that Franklin's party would be found near the mouth of the Great Fish River. His opinion was discounted and in 1847 and 1856 his offer to lead a search party was refused. His loud and continued insistence on the need to search his favoured site increased the animosity of the Admiralty, the Hudson's Bay Company, and the Royal Geographical Society, who were also irritated by popular journals which took up King's point of view. Matters were not helped by King's Franklin Search from First to Last (1855) [i.e. this work] which set out his own convictions and dwelt on the obduracy of those who would not listen to him. Franklin's party was finally found by M'Clintock in 1859 in the spot King had suggested eleven years earlier. The delay, however, probably made no material difference since, even if his advice been taken immediately, it would probably have come too late to save any of Franklin's men" (ODNB)."Correspondence between the author and the British Admiralty and Colonial Office, regarding Dr. King's offers to aid, and his views on the search for the lost Franklin party; with other letters and newspaper articles, and with excerpts from King's earlier account (1836) of his trip down the Fish (Back) River. Includes considerable comment on the geography, importance of the Back River route to find Franklin, conditions of travel in the region, and on the activities of those (in northern Canada and in London) involved in the Franklin search." (A.B. 8706)Sabin 37797 Staton & Tremaine 3571A.B. 8706

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        Bengal Register and Annual Directory, 1855. On a New and Improved Plan

      Calcutta: Samuel Smith & Co, 1855. Hardcover. Good. A thick volume with complicated pagination and a page total somewhere around 1800. Original red cloth. 24cm. Cover rather worn. Joints split. Contents in reasonably good order with a few tears and other wear. Former owner's name-stamp. Part I. The Almanac, &c.; Part II. Law Directory; Part III. Ecclesiastical Directory; Part IV Civil Directory; Part V. Military Directory; Part VI; Marine Directory; Part VII. Commercial Directory; Part VIII. Schools, Societies, Institutions, &c.; Part IX Street Directory and List of Inhabitants; Part X. Mofussil Directory; and Appendix (Legislative Enactments during 1854, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Births, Marriages and Deaths).

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        Le cuisinier et le médecin et le médecin et le cuisinier ou Le cuisinier médecin et le médecin cuisinier ou l'art de conserver et rétablir sa santé par une alimentation convenable. Guide indispensable à toutes les personnes qui veulent connaître leur tempérament, le gouverner en santé ou en maladie, selon les règles de l'hygiène suivi d'un Livre de cuisine d'économie domestique et d'hygiène alimentaire appliquée selon les divers tempéraments...

      - L. Curmer, Paris 1855, 15,5x24,5cm, relié. - Secondo disegnare. Legatura metà dispiacere menta, torna con quattro nervi con piccoli graffi senza gravità ornati con piatti floreali dorati marmorizzato, risguardi e contreplats ciotola di carta, un piccolo graffio su un taglio. Prenota ornata da un frontespizio e una pagina titolo illustrato con vignette e in-text. Abbastanza completare la sua guida in fine-consumer e stampato su carta gialla. Morsi di luce su le guardie, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième tirage. Reliure en demi chagrin menthe, dos à quatre nerfs comportant de légères éraflures sans gravité orné de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc sur une coupe. Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice et d'un faux-titre illustré et comportant des vignettes in-texte. Exemplaire bien complet de son guide des consommateurs in-fine et imprimé sur papier jaune. Légères piqûres sur les gardes, agréable exemplaire.

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        Zabulon Valverde, Gobernador de la Provincia de Barquisimeto Broadside

      Oficina de Joaquin Pérez, Barquisimeto 1855 - Broadside issued by Zabulon Valverde, Governor of the Province of Barquisimeto, on August 2, 1855, in which he addresses his fellow citizens and explains his political agenda. It begins: "Zabulon Valverde, Gobernador, Jefe Sup.r Pol.co de la Provincia de Barquisimeto, a sus habitantes. Barquisimetanos. Llamado desde el lugar de mi nacimiento por el voto expontáneo del Presidente del Estado á regir los destinos de esta hermosa y fértil provincia; yo me hallo ya entre vosotros. Animado como lo estoy del mejor desco de hacer el bien y felicidad de esta importante pocion de la Républica, yo espero que vosotros me ayudeis con decision y noble patriotismo á conseguir tan laudables fines. " Measures 27 x 42.5 cm. There is a name (or signature) in ink on the top edge, which reads Señora Doña Magdalena Hurtado de Monagas. Doña Magdalena (1799-?) was the wife of Comandante Antonio Gerardo Monagas Burgos (1798-1859). A few tiny holes, two small stains, numbers in pencil on the lower edge. Very good.

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        Sammelband mit Neujahrsblättern der Natuforschenden Gesellschaft (7 Hefte, 1849-1855), der Zürcherischen Hülfsgesellschaft (6 Hefte, 1850-1855) und der Musik-Gesellschaft (7 Hefte, 1849-1855).

      Zürich, 1849-1855. - 20 Neujahrsblätter in 1 Band. 22,7x19 cm. Schlichter Pp. der Zeit, die OBroschur-Umschläge eingebunden. Neujahrsblatt der Natuforschenden Gesellschaft. An die Zürcherische Jugend auf das Jahr 1849-1855. 51.-56. Stück. Fries/Rohr 524-530. 7 Hefte: 1849: Menzel, A. Ueber die Lebensweise der Spinnen. 16 S., 1 lithogr. Tafel. - 1850: Mousson, A. Ein Bild des Unterengadins. 28 S., 1 Aquatinta-Tafel (Tarasp) und 2 (1 farb.) Pläne. - 1851: Siegfried, J.J. Torf-, Schiefer- u. Braunkohlenlagerr des Kts. Zürich mit ihren Tierresten. 20 S., 2 lithogr. Tafeln (Mammuth und Panzernashorn; Zähne). - 1852: Heer, O. Ueber die Haus-Ameise Madeiras. 24 S., 1 lithogr. Tafel. - 1853: Heer, O. Der botanische Garten zu Zürich. 23 S., 1 gefalt. lithogr. Situationsplan. - 1854: Escher, G. von. Die Quellen überhaupt und die Bäder von Saxon. 19 S., 1 kolor. Aquatinta-Tafel (Die Bäder von Saxon). - 1855: Escher, G. von. Die Mineralquellen der Schweiz. 36 S., 1 mehrfach gefalt. lithogr. Karte. - Saubere Hefte. - Neujahrsblatt der Zürcherischen Hülfsgesellschaft. Für die menschenfreundliche Jugend unserer Vaterstadt 1850-1855. 50.-55. Neujahrsblatt. Fries/Rohr 371-374. 6 Hefte: 1850: Orelli, G. von. Geschichte der Waldenser (Teil 3 von 5). 23 S., 1 gestoch. Tafel (Kampfszene). - 1851: Orelli, G. von. Geschichte der Waldenser (Teil 4 von 5). 28 S., 1 gestoch. Tafel (Ansicht von Balsille). - 1852: Orelli, G. von. Geschichte der Waldenser (Teil 5 von 5). 27 S., 1 gestoch. Tafel (Ansicht von La Tour und Luzern). - 1853: Wyss, Pfarrer von: Lebensbild von Aug. Hermann Francke. 19 S., 1 gestoch. Porträt. - 1854: Hottinger, J.J. Lebensbild von Johann Ludwig Meyer. 22 S., 1 gestoch. Porträt. - 1855: Orelli, F. von. Lebensbild von David Purry. 26 S., 1 gestoch. Porträt, 1 gestoch. Vignette (Ansicht von Neuchâtel). - Tafeln und wenige Textseiten etwas fleckig. - Neujahrsblatt der Musik-Gesellschaft. Neujahrsgeschenk an die Zürcherische Jugend auf das Jahr 1849-1855. 37.-43. Stück. Fries/Rohr 863-869. 7 Hefte, alle von Pfarrer Stierli: 1849: Biographie von Felix Mendelsohn-Bartholdy. 26 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1850: Biographie von Karl Heinrich Graun. 10 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1851: Biographie von Luigi Cherubini. 10 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1852: Biographie von Gaetano Donizetti. 12 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1853: Biographie von Adolf und Faustina Hasse. 15 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1854: Biographie von Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. 18 S., 1 lithogr. Porträt. - 1855: Der zürcherische Kirchengesang seit der Reformation. 21 S. 1 lithogr. Porträt von Glaeranus. - Textseiten von 1851-1854und Porträt von Palestrina mit kleinem Wasserfleck im unteren Rand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias Contenant les Figures et la Description des plus Rares, des plus Nouvelles et des plus Belles Variétés de ce Genre. 2 Vols. Tome XIII & Tome XII. First editions.

      Gand (Ghent), Belgium: Ambroise Verschaffelt, Fils-1856. 1855 - 16.5 x 24.5 cm. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. With 96 color lithographs. Sacheverell Sitwell, Great Flower Books,1700-1900, p. 161."The work is one of the rarest and greatest of the nineteenth-century camellia iconographies. The Verschaffelts were a family of nurserymen specializing in camellias and published this book really as a catalogue of newly introduced species and recently developed hybrids which were available from their nurseries" (De Belder). Published in monthly parts between 1848 and 1860, with each issue containing four plates. Complete and even nearly complete sets are very scarce, especially with complete plates in such good conditionCondition:Light wear and soiling to bindings, rubbing to extremities, some volumes with private library stamps on preliminary pages, light occasional foxing to tissue guards, light toning and occasional bit of offsetting to plates, all plates present with vibrant colors and no tears; very good.From the library of the great 19th Century tenor and rose cultivator Giulio Perotti .Giulio Perotti (* 13. März 1841 in Ueckermünde als Julius Prott; ? 28.Februar 1901 in Mailand) war ein deutscher Tenor, Opernsänger und Rosenzüchter.Giulio Perotti fue el nombre artístico de Julius Prott (Ueckermünde, Mecklemburgo-Pomerania Occidental, Alemania, 13 de marzo de 1841 - Milán, Italia, 28 de febrero de 1901), fue un tenor alemán.Giulio Perotti, real name Julius Prott (1841-1901), German opera singerThe Verschaffelts were a family of Belgian nurserymen specializing in camellias. They published the newly introduced species and hybrids in this very rare and monumental work from 1848-1860. It continues Lorenzo Berlèse's work Iconographie du genre Camellia. The fine plates were drawn by Bernard Léon, L. Stroobant and son. References: Nissen BBI 2056; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 16.057. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative of A Pilgrimage To El-Medinah And Meccah (THREE VOLUMES).

      Longman, Brown,, London 1855 - (220 x 135 mm), xiv, [2 errata], 388 pp., [4], iii-iv, 426 pp., x, [2 list of plates], 448 pp. Half-title in Volume III (not called for in other volumes), folding map, 14 plates (5 chromolithographs, 8 tinted lithographs, 1 wood engraving), 3 plans (2 folding). marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper edges gilt, without 24 pages of adverts in Volume I, some mild spotting to flyleaves of all volumes, mild shelf wear. Set in very good condition. The greatest traveller's name associated with the Mecca pilgrimage is that of Sir Richard Burton. He himself told the story of his venture in three substantial volumes and also his life has been accounted by others in numerous biographies. This book has been reprinted several times in several languages, but the 1856 first edition is the rarest, with all its illustrations of the journey. According to Penzer, this is "one of the greatest works of travel ever published". Burton was one of the first westerners to visit the Arab holy cities and to accomplish this he had to assume the character and costume of a Persian Mirza, a wandering Dervish, and a "Pathan". [ Penzer 43-50.] Dressed in full disguise as a Muslim pilgrim, Burton became one of the first Englishmen to travel to Mecca and other holy Islamic sites. The lyrical narratives that made Burton famous are first presented here. This title is routinely found with 13, 14, or 15 plates. (3) Bibliographic references: [Abbey Travel 368; Casada 53; Penzer, pp.49-50], Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coranus arabice. Recensionis Flügelianae. Textum recognitum iterum exprimi. Curavit Gustavus Mauritius Redslob.

      Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1855 VIII, ca 500 S., Hldr. goldgeprägt der Zeit, Min. gebrauchspurig, wenig stockfleckig. Editio stereotypa Novis chartis impressa. Die EA erschien 1834. Text arab. Einführung lat. - Gustav Flügel (1802-1870). deutscher Orientalist dessen Hauptwerk die Erstellung eines bibliographischen und enzyklopädischen Lexikons des Haji Khalfa. mit Lateinischer Übersetzung (London und Leipzig. 1835-1858). Besonderen Stellenwert hatte auch seine Ausgabe des Koran. die in Leipzig (1834 und erneut 1893) beim Drucker und Verleger Carl Christoph Traugott Tauchnitz entstand. Mit dieser wurde der europäischen Wissenschaft erstmals ein zuverlässiger Korantext zur Verfügung gestellt. Auf Flügels Ausgabe beruhten in der Folgezeit nahezu alle Übersetzungen in europäische Sprachen. - Redslob. Gustav Moritz (1804 bis 1882). evangelischer Theologe u. Hebraist. de anch angaben Flügels diese Ausgabe zusammenstellte. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Religion - Islam

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        (Advertising for a Travelling Natural Cabinet and a Menagerie). - Sammlung von Natur- und Kunstseltenheiten und lebenden Thieren, welche aus Tausenden der verschiedenartigsten und seltensten Gegenstände besteht, wovon in diesem Programm nur eine theilweise Uebersicht angegeben, hier angekommen und dieses Große Museum von heute an ... zum Besuch geöffnet ist.

      Aschersleben, Guth, s.d., but around 1855.. Typographic wall bill with two xylographic illustrations (a pangolin and a constrictor snake). Size: 14.5 x 8.5 inches. In fine condition. A very scarce and detailed wall bill. One other copy is held in Leipzig (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum) dated to the year 1856 by a contemporary manuscript note. The bill advertises a huge menagerie of living animals as well as a cabinet of naturalia. It is divided into three sections, the first and most extensively described one was roaming the animals (alive ones and those shown as preparats), the second section would show a physiological cabinet (admission to adults only), which would roam real anatomical preparats illustrating the embryology of man, the third section then displaying anatomical waxworks, said to stem from Vienna, Paris, Munich, Berlin and Florence. Uncommonly, the exhibitors clearly distinguished between natural preparats and models like waxworks already here in the advertising bill (cf. other wall bills from this catalog avoiding this distinction). Most remarkable though is the section of sea life creatures, a hard to find group of naturalia on those bills: “das seltene Medusenhaupt, Pracht-Exemplar”, probably referring to some kind of sea crinoid and not to be mistaken for the plant bearing the name today, seahorses, (spider) crabs; flying, globe and sword fish, the narwhale (“unicorn of the sea”) and many more, but also corals, insects and shells of all kind and colors were on show. The menagerie part of the show comprised crocodiles, constrictor snakes, a dwarf-cangaroo, apes and monkeys, among which a baboon, a collection of ten different species of turtles, the latin names of which all stated in brackets, many different species of birds, exotic and European, a collection of bird eggs as well as one of caterpillars (!), exotic fruits and seeds (coconut etc.) and as the strangest highlight from this unusual travelling cabinet: two embalmed, full bodied human skins, one from a german, the other from an italian individual – Of all the wall bills I have come across so far, this one advertises the most universal natural cabinet, including living animals aside with preparats or models in a large variety from the creepiest animal up to human anatomy, while at the same time being scientifically as precise as possible for an advertisment.

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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849- '50- '51- '52, Volume 1: Chile

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer. 1855. First. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 13 plates: 6 topographical tinted lithographs, 1 folding tinted and hand-colored lithographic plate: "Panoramic view from the summit of Santa Lucia, Santiago", 3 folding engraved maps, 1 lithograph portrait of an Araucanian chief printed in multiple colors, and 2 additional maps. Complete. (A fourteenth plate listed in the contents: "Plan of the city of Valparaiso," was not issued in this copy). Contemporary blind-stamped publisher's cloth, with a gilt centerpiece on the front cover. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and paper label on the rear free endpaper, else no other markings. Joints are partially split, light intermittent dampstaining in the margins, a good or better sound copy. The plates are very clean and bright. .

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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52; 2 Vols.

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. First Edition. Half Leather. Good. 4to - over 9¾. Book. Volume 1: Chile; Volume 2: The Andes and Pampas, Minerals, Indian Remains, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, fishes and crustacea, shells, Dried plants, living plans and seeds, fossils mammals, fossils shells, with each section by a different author. Volume I is missing 3 plates, including color plate of Indian. Volume II collates complete. The "money" plates, or the color bird and waterfowl plates, all in Vol 2, are bright and attractive, with what light soilage there is at the upper edge not coming close to the picture, with one exception in which there is a fox spot in the inner frame. Prior owner's name plate on flypaper. Some light occasional foxing, pages age toned but generally clean otherwise. Volume one has cracked inner hinge, some separation of lower joint, but holding and binding remains tight. Leather of spines heavily scuffed and rubbed. Two spine tips, one vol lower, other upper, leather completely eaten away. Thus spines not attractive. Shelfwear in corners. Marbled boards remain attractive.

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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849- '50- '51- '52, Volume 1: Chile

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer. 1855. First. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 13 plates: 6 topographical tinted lithographs, 1 folding tinted and hand-colored lithographic plate: "Panoramic view from the summit of Santa Lucia, Santiago", 3 folding engraved maps, 1 lithograph portrait of an Araucanian chief printed in multiple colors, and 2 additional maps. Complete. (A fourteenth plate listed in the contents: "Plan of the city of Valparaiso," was not issued in this copy). Contemporary blind-stamped publisher's cloth, with a gilt centerpiece on the front cover. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and paper label on the rear free endpaper, else no other markings. Joints are partially split, light intermittent dampstaining in the margins, a good or better sound copy. The plates are very clean and bright. .

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        The English Flower Garden, a Monthly Magazine of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants

      London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1855 - Two volumes in one, as issued. Original red cloth, gilt. 23 hand-coloured lithographed plates, plates all in excellent condition. This is the re-issue of the first edition, with a slightly different text. Plates are, however, the same. Except that the full page plate opposite p. 177 in the first edition is used as frontispice in this 1855 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natural Elements of Political Economy.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - Octavo. Original green embossed cloth, neatly recased, spine lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. Bookseller's ticket and Glasgow University Library bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and board edges a little faded, rear hinge starting, contents toned, endpapers slightly soiled, foot of spine repaired. First edition. The author of two works which are "notable as early attempts to relate the study of psychology and physiology to political economy. In his Natural Elements, Jennings defined political economy as investigating 'the relations of human nature and exchangeable objects'. Consumption he defined as concerned with the contemplated effect of external objects upon man, and Production with the contemplated effect of man upon external objects. Jennings's treatment of the sensations attending consumption led Jevons to describe him as 'the writer who appears to me to have most clearly appreciated the nature and importance of the law of utility'. Hence it is as an early utility theorist that Jennings has been remembered . He forecast the use of mathematical methods, without himself employing them." (R.D. Collison Black in The New Palgrave). The New Palgrave 2, p. 1008. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hoffmann's Strange Stories: From the German

      Burnham Brothers 1855 - First American edition. 444 pp. Brown cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Good+ condition overall. Front flyleaf removed; hinge there starting. Cloth worn and frayed at head and tail. Former owner's name stamped on front paste down; bookplate on facing page. The first US collection of the German Romantic author's fantastic tales. Includes "Life of Hoffmann," "The Walled-up Door," and "Coppelius, the Sandman." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849- '50- '51- '52, Volume 1: Chile

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer. 1855. First. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 13 plates: 6 topographical tinted lithographs, 1 folding tinted and hand-colored lithographic plate: "Panoramic view from the summit of Santa Lucia, Santiago", 3 folding engraved maps, 1 lithograph portrait of an Araucanian chief printed in multiple colors, and 2 additional maps. Complete. (A fourteenth plate listed in the contents: "Plan of the city of Valparaiso," was not issued in this copy). Contemporary blind-stamped publisher's cloth, with a gilt centerpiece on the front cover. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and paper label on the rear free endpaper, else no other markings. Joints are partially split, light intermittent dampstaining in the margins, a good or better sound copy. The plates are very clean and bright. .

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        Hoffmann's Strange Stories: From the German

      Boston: Burnham Brothers, 1855. First Edition. Good. First American edition. 444 pp. Brown cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Good+ condition overall. Front flyleaf removed; hinge there starting. Cloth worn and frayed at head and tail. Former owner's name stamped on front paste down; bookplate on facing page. The first US collection of the German Romantic author's fantastic tales. Includes "Life of Hoffmann," "The Walled-up Door," and "Coppelius, the Sandman.

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        Souvenir Album: Written by husband and wife Joseph and Susan Miller 1855-1860 w Watercolor drawings and punch paper bookmark love token. Thornton IA.

      NY: J.C. Riker. Moderate wear; top and bottom portion of back strip lacking; edge wear on covers.. A brown gilt stamped album of what appears to be Jesus and "the woman at the well" on front cover and large lidded ewer on the back cover. Five full page engravings depicting somber scenes of people and places. The album begins with a Preface and an array of writings by Joseph including Apostrophe ot my Happiness, The Nice House Keeper, The Highland Chief, The Out-going and In-coming Year (1855-56). This is followed by a single entry from his departing cousin in 1857. This is followed by the Inagural Address of the President Of the New Paris Congress. The next entry is by Susan and surrounded by a hand drawn watercolor floral wreath or eternal ring of flower. Also includes two full page floral drawing by Susan. In addition Susan has added little watercolor floral spray in the upper right corner of Joseph's writings. On the Preface page she penned "Susan Miller Joseph Miller" beneath the floral display. Interfoliata includes a pressed dried flower and a punch paper and ribbon bookmark with "Forget me not Joseph" cross stitched on the punch paper. Measures 7 3/4" x 6

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        The general stud book, containing pedigrees of race horses, &c &c from the earliest accounts to the year 1920 inclusive. Vol. 1-24: Vol. 1 (4th ed.1858), vol. 2 (3rd ed. 1869), vol. 3 (3rd ed. 1855), vol. 4 (3rd ed. 1876, vol. 5 (2nd ed. 1866), vol. 6 (2nd ed. 1857), vol. 7 (2nd ed. 1873) and vols. 8 -24 in first editions (1857-1921)

      London, C.J. and E. (later on:) J. P. and C. T. Waetherby, 1855-1921. 24 vols. 8vo (21,5x15 cm). Contemporary half-calf, with cornerpieces, spines gilt, with red title-labels, covers marbled paper (sl. imperf. to some hinges and spines). Interior nice and clean condition. Uniformly bound set, the later volumes in mottled or spickled half-calf, vol. XXIII with 2 red title-labels. Collation: 1: xlviii,448 pp.; 2: xxviii,220 pp.; 3: xxxvi,352 pp.; 4: xl,322 pp.; 5: xxiv,168 pp.; 6: xxxiv,232,(ii) pp.; 7: xlviii,200 pp.; 8: lxxx,548 pp.; 9: l,488 pp.; 10: lvi,496 pp.; 11: lxvi,548 pp.; 12: lxxi,618 pp.; 13: lxx,,612,(ii: Errata) pp. and added Errata leaf; 14: lxxiv,650, (ii: Errata) pp.; 15: lxxxviii,(ii),724 pp. Errata pasted in on endpaper; 16: lxxxvi,780 pp. ; 17: cii,(ii),956 pp.; 18: cvi,(ii),1022 pp.; 19: cxii,1066 pp.; 20: cxvi,1122 pp. 21: cxii,1082 pp. ; 22cxx,1162 pp.; 23: cviii,1204 pp.; 24: cxii,1130 pp. - Added: 3 Supplements to vol. XXI: Return of Mares for 1909,1910 and 1911. 3 vols. Orig. publisher's cloth. And: First Supplement to vol. XXIV, part 1 and 2: Return of Mares for 1921. 2 vols. Publisher's wrappers covered with linen.

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        Leaves of Grass

      New York, 1855. FIRST EDITION, First issue. Half morocco on marbled boards with original front cover bound inside (at the back). First edition, first issue binding (BAL's and Myerson's Binding A), first state of the frontispiece portrait (on heavy paper), second state of the copyright page as usual, second state of p. iv. According to the description in Christie's (New York) catalogue of their sale of the same edition on December 4, 2009 (lot 196 of Sale 2153, which brought $218,500.00), "Whitman was spending nearly every day there [at the printing office of James and Thomas Rome in Brooklyn] that spring [of 1855], writing, revising, reading proof, even working at the type case, just as he had done twenty years earlier as an apprentice printer. Altogether he set in type about ten of the ninety-five pages of a book that he also designed, produced, published, promoted . . . The 795 copies the Romes ran off on their hand press and delivered to the binder were all there were or could be of the first edition. No plates were made; the book was printed from type, and the type distributed" (Justin Kaplan, Walt Whitman: a Life, Toronto: Bantam Books, 1982, p. 198). Myerson notes that 795 copies were bound: 337 in Binding A in June and July 1855; 262 in Binding B in December 1855 and January 1856; and 196 copies in two other binding styles. Whitman "ushered in a new era in American letters, describing specifically American experiences in a distinctly American idiom." "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. In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual" (PMM). BAL, 21395; Grolier, American 67; Myerson A2.I.a1; Printing and the Mind of Man 340.

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        The Warden

      

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        Manuale sul processo penale generale austriaco contenente il Regolamento di procedura penale del 29 luglio 1853 le Leggi ed Ordinanze relative estese Illustrazioni, e varii casi di Diritto. Opera. Tradotta e corredata di annotazioni ed appendice da Francesco Dott. Zangiacomi

      Tipografia di Gio. Cecchini, Venezia 1855 - 391 p. in-8

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        Me?decine Et Hygie`ne Des Arabes : Etudes Sur L'exercice De La Me?decine [Medecine, Medicine] Et De La Chirurgie Chez Les Musulmans De L'alge?rie, Leurs Connaissances En Anatomie Etc. Leurs Maladies, Leurs Traitements Les Plus Usite?s, Pre?ce?de?es De Conside?rations Sur L'e?tat Ge?ne?ral De La Me?decine Chez Les Principales Nations Mahome?tanes.

      London / Madrid / New York: Germer Bailliere, 1855. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good + Book. 574 Pp + 1 Pp Errata At End. Blue Morocco, Gilt, Over Blue Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Marbled Endpapers, Somewhat Similar Color Speckles On Edges Of Page Block. Binding Clean And Complete, Original With Small Repairs To Corners, No Chipping, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. Contents Fine, Slight Even Aging To Pages, No Wear To Pages.

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        Nainital].

      1855 - Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition, titled on pencil on verso. Dimensions: 268 by 357mm. (10.5 by 14 inches).

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        Contributions to The Edinburgh Review. Complete in One Volume [With] Two Handwritten Letters

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1855 - Pp. 1005, frontispiece portrait engraved by H. Robinson after Colvin Smith and extra engraved title-page, text in two columns. Original brown cloth, blindstamped ito both upper and lower covers in a Cambridge design, brown coated endpapers. Loosely inserted is the same portrait engraved by Robert C. Bell, from the Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black edition of March 1852, and another portrait engraved by Henry Meyer from a London publication of October 1st, 1819. Also included are two manuscript, autographed letters: 1) 4-page folded note, with stamped, addressed envelope with rubber stamps dated 1846 and red wax seal on verso. Addressed to: H.E.S. [Henry E.S.] Dalbiac Esqr, Windham Club, St. James's Square, London. Regarding Powers of attorney, stamped and unstamped documents, also "I am also ready, on the part of my constituents, not only to sanction, but to advise the purchase of an annuity for Mrs. Smith by the Executives, and to adhere the price to be deducted from the residue which might then be wholly [word?] finely distributed and discharged by the beneficiaries .". 2) 4-page folded note. Dated Saturday [word?] 23 June 1832. Addressed to "My Dear Lamb [William Lamb, Lord Melbourne, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1834, 1835-1841]. Regarding Dr. Christison being elected Professor of Materia Medica, and the chair of Medical Jurisprudence being now vacant. ". it appears [word?] the choice is between Dr. Traill and Dr. Maclagan - Both are clever, active and presentable men - and both liberal and for part of their lives, sufferers for [word?] liberality. . I am glad the choice is not with me - a rigorous estimate of merit will probably lead me to decide for Traill - while [word?] [Drs.?] and feelings want incline me to Maclagan - [Craigie?, Gunderstein?] is plodding studious man - capable of [bringing?] out an useful book [vertical tear to paper at the fore-edge with a small bit of loss] . Gregory is a [word?] young man - of some talent but no established reputation and a very energetic Tory - Robertson as [word?], he's another recommendation [many words I can't make out here. I gather he's an extreme Tory and has a connection with the Duke of Argyle] - I do not hesitate to say [word?] the choise is really between Traill and Maclagan. / Ever Faithfullly Yours / F. Jeffrey . Size: Stout Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Scotland from the Earliest Period to the Present Time - 6 Volumes

      John Tallis & Co., London - VG- red cloth hardbacks, gilt lettering and decorations. Rare early edition in 6 voumes. Each vol. has 6 to 8 full-page, tissue-protected steel engraving of famous figures of Scotish history. These have been conserved with museum techniques and are remarkable bright and clean. All vols. show some wear, pp are lightly toned, a little darkened on edges, remarkably free of foxing. All covers are a little darkened along edges. 4to, 680 + 672 + 637 + preface and contents. Vol I: Spine wear and fraying, especially at top and bottom, bumped corners, both hinges repaired, hinge shaky at p 335. Vol II: spine wear top top and bottom, bumped corners, both hinges repaired, one engraving with chipped and worn outer edge, last page marked with newspaper clipping. Vol III: Spine edge wear, bumped corners, both hinges mended, first engraving with 2 small chips on edge, 2 pp marked with inserts. Vol IV: Spine edge wear, spine may have been repaired, bumped corners, both hinges repaired, last few pp with light foxing, binding shaky at p 667. Vol V: Spine edge wear, bumped corners, both hinged mended, first engraving with small chip on outer edge, last few pp lightly foxed. Vol VI: spine edge wear, bumped corners, both hinges mended, some scattered pp and at the back are lightly foxed. Published circa 1855 or earlier. The first vol of each 2-vol set includes price in gilt on spine: "2$25C." Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Emanuel Dannan Monument im Vordergrund ('View Of A Monument erected - in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, A.D. 18 - By The Sunday School Children Of The United States To The Memory Of Emanuel Dannan A Sunday Scholar Who Chose To Suffer A Cruel Death Rather Than Tell A Lie. . - Sarony & Co. Lith. 117 Fulton St. N.Y. - Dag. By D.H. Waldo').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Napoleon Sarony & Co. in New York n. David H. Waldo, dat. 1855, 51 x 61 Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899, Vol. I (Text), S. 462 f., Nr. 681 u. Abb. Vol. II (Illustrations), Plate 681. - Zeigt das Emanuel Dannan Monument mit einer Gesamtansicht von Milwaukee im Hintergrund - Unter der Ansicht fünfzeilige Bildunterschift mit Vedutentitel und historischen Erklärungen. Rare lithograph from the monument for Emanuel Dannan with a town view from Milwaukee.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      Murray, London 1855 - 6 vols. Frontispiece portrait. Full contemporary morocco, gilt. An extremely handsome set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Castrensis. Hand-und Hilfsbuch für Feld-Aerzte und Wundärzte deutscher Armeen im Kriege. Nach den vorzüglichsten Quellen bearbeitet von Dr. Moritz Bernhard, Arzt in Berlin. Auf dem Marsche. Belagerung. Schlacht. Lazareth.

      Berlin: Verlag von Gustav Hempel, 1855. 420 Seiten Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband Noch gut erhalten. Der zeitgenössische Einband berieben und gebräunt. Papier teils stärker gebräunt. Einige wenige Seiten sehr braunfleckig. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Militärmedizin, Kriegschirurgie

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        Ein Mord in Riga. Erzählung.

      Prag / Leipzig. Druck u. Verlag von Kath. Herzabek / H. Hübner, 1855. - 12°. 13,8 x 11,4 cm. 247 Seiten, (Erstausgabe) In befriedigendem Zustand. ehemaliges Leihbibliotheks-Exemplar mit den entsprechenden Stempeln und Markierungen, Einband berieben, der Rücken angerissen und mit Resten eines Bibliotheks- Rückenschildes, der Buchblock leicht gebräunt und in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, Vortitel und Titel leicht braun- bzw. wasserfleckig, auf den vorderen Spiegel die Lesebedingungen einer Leipziger Leihbibliothek und Buchbinderei montiert ( C. Jungmann, Plagwitz). das Buch wurde in Leipzig in Kommission von Heinrich Hübner vertrieben, - einer der ersten deutschen Kriminalromane - der Titel erschien auch gleichzeitig in der Reihe Album. Bibliothek deutscher Originalromane der beliebtesten Schriftsteller, herausgegeben von J. L. Kober , Zehnter Jahrgang , im gleichen Jahr 1855 unter der gleichen geteilten Verlagsbezeichnung, Holtei nahm, sehr jung, 1815 als Freiwilliger am Kampf gegen Napoleon teil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Israel Potter; His Fifty Years of Exile

      New York: Putnam. 1855. Second printing in BAL second binding in brown cloth (no priority) and yellow endpapers. A few signatures starting, some soiling to the boards, front fly lacking, this copy from the library of novelist Stuart Mitchner with his embossed surname on a preliminary page, a very good copy with the spine gilt brighter than often seen. A historical adventure written when Melville was trying to salvage a professional writing career hampered by the increasingly poor receptions of his more philosophical works Mardi, Moby-Dick, and Pierre. BAL 13667. .

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        Zabulon Valverde, Gobernador de la Provincia de Barquisimeto Broadside

      Barquisimeto: Oficina de Joaquin Pérez, 1855. Ephemera. Broadside issued by Zabulon Valverde, Governor of the Province of Barquisimeto, on August 2, 1855, in which he addresses his fellow citizens and explains his political agenda. It begins: "Zabulon Valverde, Gobernador, Jefe Sup.r Pol.co de la Provincia de Barquisimeto, a sus habitantes. Barquisimetanos. Llamado desde el lugar de mi nacimiento por el voto expontáneo del Presidente del Estado á regir los destinos de esta hermosa y fértil provincia; yo me hallo ya entre vosotros. Animado como lo estoy del mejor desco de hacer el bien y felicidad de esta importante pocion de la Républica, yo espero que vosotros me ayudeis con decision y noble patriotismo á conseguir tan laudables fines... " Measures 27 x 42.5 cm. There is a name (or signature) in ink on the top edge, which reads Señora Doña Magdalena Hurtado de Monagas. Doña Magdalena (1799-?) was the wife of Comandante Antonio Gerardo Monagas Burgos (1798-1859). A few tiny holes, two small stains, numbers in pencil on the lower edge. Very good.

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        BROWN Oliver Nolly Madox 1855 1874 Author and artist son of Ford Madox Brown

      

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        WOMAN'S EDUCATIONAL MISSION: Being an explanation of Frederick Fröbel's system of Infant Gardens.

      Iv, 88 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece, separate pictorial title, and six full-page plates. Original blue cloth gilt, decorated in blind. First edition. Some spotting and occasional finger-marking, but an excellent copy of a very scarce work publicising and explain the educational theories of Frederick Fröbel, the founder of a revolutionary educational system, who coined the word kindergarten, mean, literally, garden of children. The work is translated by Countess Krockow von Wickerode. Not located in Lawrence Darton's, THE DARTONS, An Annotated check-list... though, possibly, it lies outside the scope of that book being, strictly speaking, not a children's book.

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        ADDRESS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT SOCIETY, TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES [caption title].

      Washington: H. Polkenhorn, 1855. - Broadside, 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Printed in two columns within an ornamental border. Light old folds. Near fine. Rare broadside soliciting donations in order to resume and complete the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. In 1833 citizens gathered and formed the Washington National Monument Society, the sole purpose of which was to erect a fitting monument in George Washington's name. The project did not get underway until 1848, when President Zachary Taylor laid the first cornerstone on July 4 and construction finally began. By 1854, however, donations had ceased and the project was once again stalled. This broadside is a renewed call by the Society for funds to finish the project. The text is tinged with a heavy dose of scolding that the American people have neglected their duty in finishing the job. It explains that the original estimate for the entire monument was $1.22 million, but as yet only $230,000 had been spent. If Americans ask why the project is incomplete, the Society responds directly: "it is your neglect." The text goes on: "You, the people of this broad and happy land; you, the children of Washington; you, to whom he has left the priceless bequest of his services, and his love; have held back the contribution needed from each to erect to his memory a suitable Monument in the National Metropolis.We call upon each man who this day walks erect in all the panoply of freedom in this broad land, who is not dead to the common impulses of humanity; who is worthy in the least degree of the countless and diversified blessings by which he is surrounded, we call upon men everywhere to contribute each his mite.Let every man, then, who feels his heart beat with American pulsations, and every man who reveres the name of Washington, singly or in companies, communicate directly with our Secretary." The broadside also announces that a new Board of Managers of the Society has been appointed, and gives their names at the bottom. The printed name of Thomas D. Sandy has been crossed out and the name of Josiah Polk has been written in manuscript below it; and the name of General Agent Jonathan Wilson has been added in manuscript as well. Ultimately, the project was not completed until 1884. No copies of this call to action to complete the Washington Monument are listed in OCLC.

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