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        Il coltivatore. Giornale d'Agricoltura pratica di G. A. Ottavi professore d'Agricoltura...

      1855. Diciassette annate legate in 13 volumi di cm. 23, pp. 8.000 ca. complessive. Con figure incise nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        MÜNCHEN., Städterose mit insgesamt 28 Ansichten, u. a. mit einer Gesamtansicht, sowie Ansichten der Universität, Schrannenplatz, Wittelsbacher Platz, weibliches Erziehungs-Institut, Frauenkirche, Residenz uvm.

      Stahlstich und Farblithographie bei Adler, Hamburg, um 1855, ca. 26,5 cm Durchmesser. Es wurden verschiedene Versionen herausgegeben. Die vorliegende mit Ansichten vom Schrannenplatz, Isartor, Max-Joseph Denkmal und "Gebäude für d. deutsche Industrie-Ausstellung im Jahr 1854 in München". - Sehr schöne, wohl erhaltene Städterose. BAYERN, Oberbayern, Städterosen

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        Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen. Volumes 1-12.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1855-1865. 12 volumes in 12. 4to (22.2 x 26.8 cm). Over 3,500 pp., numerous maps of which many large, folded, and nearly all in fine chromolithography. Contemporary uniform polished half calf over marbled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt and black-lined bands, red and black morocco labels with gilt title, number and year (volumes 1-9), and gilt ornaments and title (volumes 10-12). Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l A rare, fine set of the start of the most important, and longest running German geographical journal, in particular dealing with uncharted parts of African, the Far-East, and artctic regions, by explorers such as Barth, Livingstone, Vogel, Kane, Prinz Waldemar von Preussen, Petermann, Philippi, A. von Humboldt, Roth, Perther, Von Heuglin, Rohlfs, etc. Especially important because of the many original, often very detailed maps of hitherto unknown or poorly known regions of the world. Subjects are geographical, topographical, and/or geological. The series was founded by the cartographer August Heinrich Petermann (1822-1878), and bear his name ever since. "Petermann was responsible for drawing most of the maps in the first few years of the journal. His strength was in the analysis and evaluation of all sources available. As such one can say that the indication "Originalkarte" (original map) in many titles was well earned, for few slavishly copied what explorers or other experts had sketched" (Wikipedia). Peterman uniformized the maps by always using the metric system, and the Greenwich meridian as prime reference. Next to geographical maps these volumes include several views, profiles and even some anthropological illustrations. In the rear of volume 9 there are two "Ergänzungshefte": publications outside the series, but sometimes included. The last three volumes have a different, also contemporary, binding. Some scattered spotting in a few sections, minimal shelfwear, mainly to board edges. in all a very good set. Very rare, especially in this state.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens. Nouvelle édition illustrée de 150 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de mm. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le pluis grand soin. (AND) Oevres de Cuvier et Lacépède contenant le complément de Buffon a l'histoire des mammifères et des oiseaux l'histoire des cétacés, batraciens serpents et poissons illustrés de 50 planches environ 125 sujets coloriés avec le plus grand soin. Supplément aux oeuvres complètes de Buffon annotées par M. Flourens.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp., one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 190 (of 194?) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.l The works of Buffon, Cuvier, and De Lacépède went through many editions. This 4to edition offers the complete work of all three authors, has excellent images, follows the Linnaean system, and is in all these respects superior to the 18th century editions. This edition, edited by Flourens and published by Garnier, is not in Nissen; in fact, of the "Cuvier" part there is nothing similar in Nissen at all. The "Buffon" section, including the parts on mammalogy and ornithology, was published in 12 volumes; the "Cuvier et Lacépède" section, with herpetology and ichthyology, and additional mammal and bird plates, was published in four matching volumes. The fine, hand-coloured plates are by, e.g. Traviés, and Acarie Baron. According to Nissen (ZBI 705), the Buffon-part of a similar, but not identical work does not have 150 plates (per the title page, as in this edition), but 163. However, his collation differs widely from this set and doubtlessly refers to a different edition (and so does his number 704). In this set the Buffon part has several plates bound in at variance with the "indication pour le placement des planches", and does not have a plate of fossil teeth, and two bird plates ("Le petit mouche et son nid", and "L'echasse Le tourne-pierre, l'huitrier"), all called for in the index but never bound in, and indeed has 147 plates, including the maps, tinted frontispiece, and portrait; the index to the "Cuvier" part calls for a "baleine" plate in volume 1, but it is not included. Original red and black printed front wrapper of volume 11 bound in. Two leaves with a small repair to the top edge, some very light spotting, mainly to tissue-guards and near the top edge, but generally quite clean and in all a very attractive, uniform set. Nissen ZBI, 704-705 (not this edition).

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        Oahu

      Washington, D.C.: Andrew B. Graham Co. 1855 - Sheet Dimensions: 35 ½ x 27 ½ inches. Framed Dimensions: 40 ¼ x 32 ½ x 1 ¼ inches. Chromolithograph with original color.

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        PARIS NOUVEAU, 1855 [Map - carte].

      Paris, France: Furne, 1855. Pocket map; folding map of Paris. Meaures approximately 27 inches height x 35 width (686mm x 890mm). Original outline hand-color. Numerous small tears at folds, with overall slight to moderate browning to folds. An attractive map, bound in the original dark blue cloth and paper-covered case with leather spine label. Map is disected and linen-backed (by publisher); linen is slightly soiled, and is separated at several folds. 32 page index (slightly foxed) precedes the map. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. States: Dresse par A. Vuillemin, Ingenr. Geographe; Imp. F. Chardon Aire, 30 r. Hautefeuille, Paris; Grave par Jacobs et Barthelemier Freres; Publie par Furne, a Paris, 15 rue St. Andres-des-Arts.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Observations on the origin and progress of Chess,: containing a brief account of the theory and practice of the Chaturanga, the primaeval game of the Hindus, also of the Shatranj, the mediaeval game of the Persians and Arabs.

      London: Sercombe and Jack 1855 - Major Goldsmid, later Sir Frederic John Goldsmid, served extensively in India and Persia and interpreted Arabic and Persian as well as Hindustani. Disbound from a volume of pamphlets. Title page waterstained. Otherwise a very good copy. Presentation inscription "Major Goldsmid, with best wishes, from the author".

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        Neuer Krahn ( Hamburg – Binnenhafen ). Altkolorierte Lithographie ( Doppeltondruck ) mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Druck von Charles Fuchs

      Carl Gassmann, Hamburg 1855 - Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,5 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 36 x 44 cm ) ( = Blatt 40 aus der Folge: Hamburg und seine Umgebungen ). Gezeigt wird Binnenhafen mit dem noch aus Holz gebauten *Neuen Krahn *, der erst 1858 durch einen schmiedeeisernen Kran ersetzt wurde. Davor rechts die Ratswaage von 1678 ( mit Waagebalken ). Im Bildhintergrund das 1857 abgebrochene Baumhaus. ( Im Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon ist das Blatt sunter der Nummer 40a FH verzeichnet ). Von guter Erhaltung. Verso mit altem Klebeetikett des *Bücherkabinett Hamburg * sowie einem beschädigten Widmungszettel der Tanker-Gesellschaft anläßlich eines 100-jährigen Jubiläums. ( Pics leider mit unschöner Lichtreflexion - sich diese bitte wegdenken ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        The Christmas Carol, and the 4 other Christmas Books

      A complete set (all five volumes) of the Christmas books. A Christmas Carol is the 13th edition, 1855, rebound with a new leather spine. The Chimes is a first edition, second state. The Battle of Life, the Cricket and the Haunted Man are all first editions. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        ALs to "Dear Mr. Kean"

      Dec 31, Mayfair (London) 1855 - 3 pp 12mo (approx. 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches). cream notepaper embossed "Garrick Club inside a belt with buckle", written in brown ink. Charles Reade (1814-1884) was born in London. He was an English author whose novels expose, with passionate indignation, the social injustices of his times. His greatest work, however, The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), a brilliant historical romance, relates the adventures of the father of Erasmus.As a young man Reade was an active partner in a Soho violin business and was himself a fair performer on that instrument. In 1843 he was called to the bar but never practiced law. In 1851 Reade became vice president of Magdalen College, Oxford, but treated the position as a sinecure. A loyal friend of Reade's, Laura Seymour, an actress, became his housekeeper from 1856 until her death in 1879. Reade's 14 novels reveal his humanitarianism and concern with social issues. Mr. Kean is Charles J. kean (1811-1858) noted English thespian who had acted in Reade's adaptation of the "Courier of Lyons" during the previous year. Taylor is Tom Taylor (1817-1880) editor of "Punch", playwright and sometimes dramatic collaborator with Reade.From the letter: "By all means try your hand at the difficult passage and then we will sit in judgement on you instead of being sat upon. Of course I will read "the First Presenter" on Thrusday if you wish it. But if you would ont his particular occasion be good enough to represent the Authors I for one should feel obliged as the reading would interrupt work of imporantce in which I am hard pressed for time.I am glad the piece as amended begins to look satisfactory.It owes much toyour care and vigilance. In return you must permit me to tell you that Taylor has done you a great service in pleading stoutly for his beggar-scene.". [Dictionary of National Biography]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALs to â€

      Mayfair (London): Dec 31, [1855?]. cream notepaper embossed â€

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        Maud and Other Poems

      Moxon, London 1855 - Thin 8vo, rebound in full brown crushed morocco with gilt dentelles, top edge gilt. London: Moxon, 1855. First Edition. Bound without the preliminary ads. Contains the first printing of "The Charge of The Light Brigade". With the George Zabriskie ex-libris and a facsimile holograph of the first stanza of "Tears Idle Tears" with a facsimile autograph. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXPOSITION DES PRODUITS DE L'INDUSTRIE DE TOUTES LES NATIONS 1855. Catalogue Officiel publié par ordre de la Commission Impériale.

      Paris, E. Panis, (1855). - in-8. 2ff. LXVII. 448pp. 8ff. Broché, couverture imprimée (petits manques). Catalogue officiel des exposants de la première exposition universelle célébrée à Paris peu après la première exposition du genre qui avait eu lieu à Londres en 1851. C'est pour cette exposition que fut édifié le Palais de l'Industrie, monumentale construction détruite en 1896 pour laisser place au Petit Palais et au Grand Palais. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Frauengabe. Geschenk preussischer Frauen an den preussischen Staat.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte ( anonym ), um 1855, 35,5 x 48,5 Seltenes Blatt. - Die "S.M.S. Frauenlob" der preuss. Marine lief am 24. 8. 1855 in Wolgast vom Stapel. Sie hatte aber nur eine kurze "Lebenzeit", denn sie ging in einem Taifun vor Yokohama am 2.9.1860 im Rahmen der preußischen Ostasienexpedition (1859-1862) unter. Zweck der Reise: Nach der gewaltsamen Öffnung der japanischen Häfen durch den nordamerikanischen Kommandanten Perry wollte auch Preussen mit Japan Handel treiben. - Vorliegende Darstellung (umgeben von einer breiten Bordüre) zeigt die "S.M.S. Frauenlob" vor der Insel Rügen.

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        Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use

      , 1855. 1855. NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use. iv, 83, [1], 4 pp. Illustrated with 56 mounted textile samples. 8vo., 188 x 115 mm, bound in publisher's navy cloth, title gilt on front cover. London and Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Company, 1855.First Edition, a sequel to the same author's A Manual of the Art of Dyeing published two years earlier. The present text contains instructions for beginners on dyeing cotton, silk, wool, and mixed fabrics of one or two colours, with detailed directions for preliminary preparations. The dyes are illustrated with samples of actual coloured fabrics. Four-page publisher's advertisement at the end. PROVENANCE: R.L. Foster of Kent, owner's inscription on front pastedown.

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        New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from J. De Cordova's large Map.

      New York.: J. H. Colton & Co.. Copyright 1855. [ 1856].. Hand-colored map on sheet size 18 1/2 x 29 inches with central vertical fold. Light toning to margins, overall very good condition. Accompanying the map is a full page text 18 1/2 x 31 inches titled "The State of Texas." There are three inset maps: "Plan of the Northern Part of Texas"; "Plan of Galveston Bay"; "Plan of Sabine Lake." An uncommon edition of this impressive map of Texas. The map is dated along bottom edge below Sabine Lake inset; the last two numerals are not fully formed but appear to establish an 1855 date; this issue was published in Colton's Atlas of the World in 1857. The map is distinguished from later editions by two text blocks, one straddling the fold at the bottom of map titled "Explanations," with images and varying fonts identifying "Railroads," "Common Roads," "Cities," "County Towns," etc. The other appears at the top of the map to the eastern boundary of New Mexico. It reads: "Note: From the head waters of the Red Brazos and Colorado Rivers to the Rio Pecos is a desolate and sterile plain from 100 to 200 miles in width, elevated about 4500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, without water or timber and with a scanty vegetation." The land speculator Jacob De Cordova was hired by the Texas General Land Office to compile a map for promotional purposes; it was first published in 1849, with subsequent editions revised to show new counties, public lands, settlements, etc. De Cordova's map was the basis for this early Colton map. .

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        Bulletin de la Société de l'Industrie minérale. Première Série: Tome I, 1855-1856 - Tome XV, 1869-1870. (and) Première Série: Atlas I -X, XII- XV.

      Saint-Etienne, Paris, Imprimerie de Théolier Ainé, Dunot successeur de Victor Dalmont, 1855-1870. 29 vols: 15 vols. 8vo (22,5x15 cm); Texte, and 14 vols. Large 4to (30,5x25 cm): Atlas. All the volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half cloth, spines gilt with gilt lines and gilt titles; covers marbled paper (a bit rubbed). Each tex-volume with about 600 till 900 pages, with folding tables. The atlasses, all complete, with in total 382 double-page plates (incl. 7 large folding plates). Also including 27 double-page maps (1 in colour "l'Algérie") of which 4 large folding maps (1 in colour "Sarrebrucke") - Dealing with mining engineering ("mines de houille, de fer, de plomb, de cuivre argentifière..."), mineralogy, metallurgy, geology in general, industrial constructions, ways of transport, all over the world, but mainly in France, and many specialized subjects as "lampes à gaz, ventilateurs, chaudières à vapeur", etc. - Of the First Series, which consists of 30 volumes (15 textvols. and 15 atlasses), we offer here 29 volumes (15 textvols and 14 atlasses), with only light brown spots in places, carefully collated: with all the 382 plates of the 14 atlasses: lithographs by Nublat and Lantz, engraved by Dentan. - Rare set

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        Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use

      1855. NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use. iv, 83, [1], 4 pp. Illustrated with 56 mounted textile samples. 8vo., 188 x 115 mm, bound in publisher's navy cloth, title gilt on front cover. London and Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Company, 1855. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, a sequel to the same author's A Manual of the Art of Dyeing published two years earlier. The present text contains instructions for beginners on dyeing cotton, silk, wool, and mixed fabrics of one or two colours, with detailed directions for preliminary preparations. The dyes are illustrated with samples of actual coloured fabrics. Four-page publisher's advertisement at the end. PROVENANCE: R.L. Foster of Kent, owner's inscription on front pastedown.

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        legislacion mejicana o sea coleccion completa de las leyes degretos y circulares que se han expedido desde la consumacion de la Independencia Tomo que comprede De Enero A Diciembre de 1850

      Mexico: De Juan R. Navarro, Mexico. Half-Leather. Manuel de la Peña y Peña, José Joaquín Herrera,. Many laws and proclamations, relating to the Mexican-American War and it's aftermath. A particularly volatile time in the history of Mexico, 1850. Rare. Stamp of a film company few places in the text. Original boards backed in red leather. * . Very Good. 1855. First Edition.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, + Nubia. After Lithographs by Louis Hache from Drawings made on the Spot by David Roberts, RA, with historical Descriptions by the Revd. George Croly. 6 vols.

      London, Day & Son, 1855f. - Mit 241 getönten lithographierten Tafeln, 2 Stahlstich-Karten sowie 6 getönten lithogr. Titeln mit Vignetten. 4° (29,5 x 20,5 cm). OLeinen mit Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. zentraler Wappenvignette auf beiden Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. D. Roberts (1796-1864), "gehört zu den geschätztesten Architekturmalern der neueren Zeit" (Thieme/B. 28, 428); vorliegende Ansichten aus dem Nahen Osten, Arbeitsergebnisse einer Reise in den Jahren 1838 und 1839, erschienen zuerst ab 1842 in Imperial-Folio und mit Handkolorierung der damals 118 Tafel und 120 Textillustrationen als 41 Lieferungen im Zeitraum von 7 Jahren. Roberts war einer der ersten Künstler, der nicht nach Hörensagen, Skizzen und Berichten anderer Illustrationen fertigte, sondern nach eigener Anschauung arbeitete. Als früherer Theatermaler war er sich der Wirkung von Inszenierungen bewußt, die er hier, in seiner zweiten Schaffensphase angelangt, und zuerst als Aquarell mit sicherem, feinem Strich aufs Papier brachte. Das Werk insgesamt ist sowohl ein Höhepunkt der lithographischen Buchillustration wie der ästhetischen Aneignung des (antiken) Orients durch Europa; es liegt hier in der zweiten Ausgabe vor. Der Text stammt von George Croly (1780-1860), einem irisch-englischen Schriftsteller (Drama, Lyrik, Roman) und Historiker, seinerzeit bekannt, einflußreich und als Geistlicher seit 1835 Rektor von St. Stephen Walbrook in London. Auch bei ihm ist das Wissen um die theatralische Wirkung von Inszenierungen vorauszusetzen, wobei es faktisch unterfüttert ist von historischen Kenntnissen. Etwas berieben und bestoßen; papierbedingt gebräunt; teils stockfleckig; Besitzvermerk auf Vorsätzen; auf hinterem Spiegel mit Buchbindermarke: "Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge". Bd 1: oberes Kapital mit Einriss und knittrig; Innengelenke angeplatzt; Titelporträt auf Vorsatz montiert; Titel und ein Textblatt am Rand mit Klebefilm unschön verstärkt (verfärbt). Bd 2: hinteres Innengelenk mit schmalem Leinenstreifen verstärkt; das Seidenschutzpapier einer Tafel mit kl. Einriss unschön mit Klebestreifen 'repariert'. Bd 3: eine Tafel verso zweier Ränder unschön mit Klebefilm verstärkt, eine weitere Tafel mit kleinem Einriss dito. Bd 4: vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt; Frontispiz auf Vorsatz montiert; hinterer fliegender Vorsatz auf Innendeckel montiert. Bd 5: Innengelenke angeplatzt. Bd 6: eine Tafel längstseitig außerhalb des Bildbereichs mit Klebestreifen verstärkt (gebräunt). Please ask for further pictures and an English description. EN

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        De l'influence des idées philosophiques sur le barreau au dix-huitième siècle

      1855. E. Thunot & Cie, Paris 1855, 14x22,5cm, relié. - E. Thunot & Cie, Paris 1855, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Il legame con il bronzo bradel metà polpaccio, liscio indietro, copertine conservato, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Autografo Rare firmato dall'autore in cima il primo alimento di copertura "per il mio amico Gregory, bei ricordi ..." Due pallido capi foxing della prima e l'ultima pagina di questo opuscolo, piccolo foxing. Alcuni passaggi e il nome dell'autore del primo piatto sottolineato matite di colori rosso e blu. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi veau bronze, dos lisse, couvertures conservées, élégante reliure pastiche signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Ferry en tête du premier plat de couverture : " à mon ami Grégoire, souvenirs affectueux..." Deux pâles mouillures en têtes des premiers et derniers feuillets de cette brochure, petites rousseurs. Quelques passages et le nom de l'auteur sur le premier plat soulignés aux crayons de couleurs rouge et bleu.

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        The Christmas Carol, and the 4 other Christmas Books

      Bradbury & Evans, 1855. A complete set (all five volumes) of the Christmas books. A Christmas Carol is the 13th edition, 1855, rebound with a new leather spine. The Chimes is a first edition, second state. The Battle of Life, the Cricket and the Haunted Man are all first editions. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        De La Vipère de son venin et de sa morsure

      Paris, Victor Masson 1855 - 156pp. in-8 14 x 22cm. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins, très bon état. Papier frais. Envoi sur la page de titre de l’auteur à M. Becquerel membre de l’institut. Etiquette ex libris Eric Gruaz au contre-plat Nombreuses figures dans le texte. Le livre est divisé en sept chapitres : Historique, Zoologie, Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathologie, Thérapeutique et Bibliographie. Le chapitre bibliographie est particulièrement complet et peut servir de référence à qui s’intéresse à la question. Texte rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GIORGETTA vol.I

      ERNESTO OLIVA, 1855. ITALIANO 0,07 Traduzione di Emprando Framarini, illustrazione in nero all'antiporta, legatura lenta ed alcune pagine libere, copertina morbida illustrata, ingiallita e con strappetti ai bordi, dorso usurato e con strappi, pagine brunite causa tempo, con firoitura ed alcune piccole tracce di umidità ai bordi, tagli non rifilati ed orecchie agli angoli USATO

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        Voyage dans la Peninsule Arabique du Sinai et l’Egypte Moyenne

      Paris, Gide et Cie. 1855-1859 - 2 vol. including Atlas. Folio & 4to. Atlas with double page engraved map, 15 tinted lithographed plates, 17 photolithographed plates of inscriptions on stone printed by Lemercier using the Poitevin process, 80 plates of scripts on 40 sheets and double-page map. Original marble boards rebacked in leather. Pierre-Victorien Lottin (1810 - 1903) was a French archaeologist, writer and painter. From 1839 to 1851 he undertook three archaeological travel on official business of the French Government. The third official mission led Lottin 1850-1851 on the Arabian Peninsula, the Sinai Peninsula and Central Egypt. In the desert he found Arabic and Syrian inscription. An important book for the study of the origin and evolution of the Arabic language. Includes some of the earliest examples of photography applied to book illustrations. Lottin de Laval invented the technique of “Lottinoplastie” for taking moulds of sculptures using papier maché. He used the process to mould entire monuments in the Middle East. The French state later acquired the process from him. Scarce. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines: or A Diary Kept Upon the Overland Route to California, By Way of the Great Salt Lake Travels in the Cities, Mines and Agricultural Districts -- Embracing the Return by The Pacific Ocean and Central America, in the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53

      J.C. Sprague, Ogdensburgh 1855 - 8vo.,original blind embossed bds., corners and edges worn.re-backed with original spine laid on. Print on spine dulled. Hinges intact. There is a tide mark which affects the upper inner corner of all pages but does not interfere with legibility of text. Also scattered foxing. Volume comes in a cloth covered slipcase with an inner four-way hard protective cover and a leather label on slipcase reading "Langworthy's Journal." pp. 324 A higly acclaimed overland narrative. Howes L-84, Wheat 122, Wagner-Camp 258, Graff 2392, Rader 2201, Cowan p. 383, Mintz 284, Sabin 38904. A decent copy in slipcase of an extremely scarce and coveted book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        The Artist and Tradesman's Companion

      STRINGER & TOWNSEND, NEW YORK 1855 - hinges cracking, pages age toned, previous owners signature on front end paper, gilt on cover and spine DATE PUBLISHED: 1855 EDITION: 214 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Locomotive built for the Cincinnati, Wilmington & Louisville Railroad

      1855. RAILROADS. Photograph of the “E. Gest” locomotive built for the Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad. Lancaster, Ohio: photographer unknown, circa 1857. Large original albumen photograph, measuring 20 by 16 inches, handsomely framed, entire piece measures 27 by 22-1/2 inches. $3500.Vintage documentary photograph of the “E. Gest” locomotive, built by E.P. Gould and named for Erasumus Gest, president of the Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad.This wonderful large vintage photograph documents the roll-out of the “E. Gest” steam locomotive, with its whistle at full blast. Built around 1857 for the Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad and named for the company president, Erasmus Gest, it was sold in 1869, together with “the road with all its franchises, real estate, machine shops, depot buildings, and rolling-stock, at auction at the door of the court house in Cincinnati, to Judge Thomas L. Jewett, President of the Pennsylvania Central Company, for the sum of $1,004,000” (Pliny A. Durant). Captioned by hand. Fine condition, very handsomely framed.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Erste Abtheilung: von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz.

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange 1855; EA; ca 25x17 cm; 488, IV Seiten mit 145 Stahlstichtafeln; Originalhalbledereinband mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einband leicht bestoßen, Tafeln ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutschland; Schweiz

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        History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac, and the War of North American Tribes [Signed by Parkman and George Duffield]

      Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Boston, 1855. Small 4to, publisher's brown cloth, 632 pp. Signed by Parkman and dated Nov. 16th, 1863. With an additional gift inscription from a Geo. Hale to Reverend George Duffield, and another inscription to an F.J. Walsh by George Duffield. A very unique copy of Parkman's important work, as his signatures are quite scarce, as are those of the abolitionist minster George Duffield. A near fine copy with some fading to cloth and normal age-related wear. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1855.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Song of Hiawatha

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo, 316pp., plus advertisements (November 1855). A very good copy in the original brown cloth. Slightest rippling to cloth near the top of the front board, and a couple of tiny nicks to the spine ends. Hinges slightly loose, but overall contents are tight, bright, and clean. A portrait of Longfellow has been pasted to the front paste-down, and there is a SIGNED letter from Longfellow pasted to the front free endpaper: "Nahant. Aug 30./Gentlemen,/Please give the/inclosed [sic] three insertions,/every other day, and/send the bill to me/in Cambridge./Yours faithfully,/Henry W. Longfellow./Messrs. Dutton & Wentworth." Dutton and Wentworth were the founders of the Boston Evening Transcript, and were at one point the official printers of the state of Massacusetts. An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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        The Book of Common Prayer / The Holy Bible / A New Version of the Psalms of David fitted to the tunes used in churches. 3 works in an extraordinary Gothic Revival leather binding, goffered edges and brass clasp

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1855 - ~Elaborate, hand-tooled, moulded calf in deep relief, with red morroco gilt spine title. Boards decorated with Davidic star, circlet and Greek cross-with-evangelists motif, adorned with vegetal scrolls; compartments with fleural scrolls to spine. Red gilt morocco label set within triangle and circlet on spine. Gilt fleurons to board edges and turn-ins, with lemon yellow endpapers and a brass clasp, engraved and fretted with Davidic star and rose. All edges gilt, goffered with toothed-wheel hatching and fleurs-de-lys to compartments. Two burgundy silk ribbons, one detached. Front endpage inscribed 'To my dear god child Alice Gertrude Cox , Apr. 18th 1857'. This a Papier-Mache style binding, a style popular in mid-century, using machines to imitate medieval leather work, but in this case very unusually created in leather. Slight damage to ends of spine at front. Size: (88); (434); (34) pp. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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        PARIS NOUVEAU, 1855 [Map - carte].

      Paris, France: Furne, 1855. Pocket map; folding map of Paris. Meaures approximately 27 inches height x 35 width (686mm x 890mm). Original outline hand-color. Numerous small tears at folds, with overall slight to moderate browning to folds. An attractive map, bound in the original dark blue cloth and paper-covered case with leather spine label. Map is disected and linen-backed (by publisher); linen is slightly soiled, and is separated at several folds. 32 page index (slightly foxed) precedes the map. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. States: Dresse par A. Vuillemin, Ingenr. Geographe; Imp. F. Chardon Aire, 30 r. Hautefeuille, Paris; Grave par Jacobs et Barthelemier Freres; Publie par Furne, a Paris, 15 rue St. Andres-des-Arts.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        LA GASTRONOMIA MODERNA. ISTRUZIONE ELEMENTARE PRATICA DELLA CUCINA, PASTICCERIA, CONFETTURERIA E CREDENZA

      Tipografia e Libreria Arcivescovile, Milano 1855 - Ediz. Originale del celebra trattato di cucina contenente 600 ricette\r\n [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Autographed Letter Signed to a fellow doctor

      Charleston, VA, 1855. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 7.5 inches, Charleston, Virginia, October 1, 1855, to Dr. Rufus Woodward, during Bell's brief retirement, in full: "Your letter was received just as I was leaving home, and with some others accidentally overlooked until to-day, when the application of an interested party to learn where a patient could be sent when insane, to a State Hospital, reminded me of it. I need scarcely say that I shall be very willing to be referred to via connection with your...for which I wish all success. Hoping that this reply may not be too late for your purpose." Irregular left margin; natural folds but otherwise in very good condition. Provenance: The Rufus Woodward Archive: sold at Alexander Autographs, February 2007; The Richard Manzi Collection; Argosy Books. American physician and one of the most important figures in Mental Health during the early 19th century. He was one of the founders of the Association Institutions for the Insane, now the American Psychiatric Association -- the first Medical Society in the United States. During the Civil War, he was assigned a commission as a surgeon in the U.S. Army, 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. He took part in the Battle of Bull Run but became ill and died several months later, on February 11, 1862. His papers are housed in the University of New Hampshire Library.

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        ALs to "Dear Mr. Kean"

      Mayfair (London): Dec 31, [1855?]. cream notepaper embossed "Garrick Club inside a belt with buckle", written in brown ink. Fine. 12mo (approx. 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches). 3 pp Charles Reade (1814-1884) was born in London. He was an English author whose novels expose, with passionate indignation, the social injustices of his times. His greatest work, however, The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), a brilliant historical romance, relates the adventures of the father of Erasmus. As a young man Reade was an active partner in a Soho violin business and was himself a fair performer on that instrument. In 1843 he was called to the bar but never practiced law. In 1851 Reade became vice president of Magdalen College, Oxford, but treated the position as a sinecure. A loyal friend of Reade's, Laura Seymour, an actress, became his housekeeper from 1856 until her death in 1879. Reade's 14 novels reveal his humanitarianism and concern with social issues. Mr. Kean is Charles J. kean (1811-1858) noted English thespian who had acted in Reade's adaptation of the "Courier of Lyons" during the previous year. Taylor is Tom Taylor (1817-1880) editor of "Punch", playwright and sometimes dramatic collaborator with Reade. From the letter: "By all means try your hand at the difficult passage and then we will sit in judgement on you instead of being sat upon. Of course I will read "the First Presenter" on Thrusday if you wish it. But if you would ont his particular occasion be good enough to represent the Authors I for one should feel obliged as the reading would interrupt work of imporantce in which I am hard pressed for time. I am glad the piece as amended begins to look satisfactory. It owes much toyour care and vigilance. In return you must permit me to tell you that Taylor has done you a great service in pleading stoutly for his beggar-scene...."[Dictionary of National Biography].

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        WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S COMPLETE WORKS, DRAMATIC AND POETIC WITH GLOSSARIAL NOTES AND A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE

      Hartford: Silas Andrus and Son, 1855. Binding bright with slight crimp to crown, preliminaries foxed. Two volumes in one. Large thick 8vo. 472p: 528p printed in double columns. Illustrated. Text from the corrected copy of George Steevens. Bound in publisher's black pebbled morocco, a.e.g., the spine and covers densely gilt in a foliate and floral style with a elaborately framed central pictorial device.

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        Key To The Science of Theology: Designed as an Introduction to the First Principles of Spiritual Philosophy; Religion, Law and government; as Delivered by the Ancients, and as Restored in this Age, for the Final Development of Universal Peace, Truth and Knowledge.

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards/ L. D. Saints' Book Depot, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. 173pp. Twelvemo [18 cm] Light brown cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and blind stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. Very good. The covers are lightly rubbed. The spine is faded. The cloth at the ends of the spine is chipped. The corners of the covers are bumped. The underlying boards are just beginning to peek through at the corners. The front endsheet is split along the hinge. The front pastedown is glue stained, and there is a contemporary owner's name in small pen on the front free endsheet Key to Theology is Mormonism's earliest comprehensive synthetical work. Its scope is complete." - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6585. Scallawagiana 50. Mormon Fifty 45. Mormon Imprints 51.

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl

      Groombridge, London 1855 - pp 252. 61 coloured plates (60 are called for, the last plate, 61, is bound in upside-down). Original half morocco, recased with new endpapers, teg. Minor wear but else a very nice copy. [NatHist86]. A very good copy with hand finished plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        The Holy Land (Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia - Vol III, Vol IV) [1 volume]

      Published by Day & Son, London 1855 - , in 2 parts, [3], 3 pages, [4], 9 pages, mostly unpaginated, 77 paper-guarded monochrome engraved numbered plates with titles (including map to Vol 3, frontispiece to Vol IV), monochrome engraved title pages with varying type-scripts, inscription to upper pastedown First quarto Edition , some rubbing to boards, slight chipping to lower foredge of upper board, cloth a little marked, diagonal raised band to upper free endpaper, plates clean, in good condition , half bound, red morocco and cloth, gilt rules to covers, gilt armorial to boards, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration in compartments, gilt titles, all edges gilt octavo, 30 x 22.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Key To The Science of Theology: Designed as an Introduction to the First Principles of Spiritual Philosophy; Religion, Law and government; as Delivered by the Ancients, and as Restored in this Age, for the Final Development of Universal Peace, Truth and Knowledge.

      Liverpool: F.D. Richards/ L. D. Saints' Book Depot, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. 173pp. Twelvemo [18 cm] Light brown cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and blind stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. Very good. The covers are lightly rubbed. The spine is faded. The cloth at the ends of the spine is chipped. The corners of the covers are bumped. The underlying boards are just beginning to peek through at the corners. The front endsheet is split along the hinge. The front pastedown is glue stained, and there is a contemporary owner's name in small pen on the front free endsheet Key to Theology is Mormonism's earliest comprehensive synthetical work. Its scope is complete." - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6585. Scallawagiana 50. Mormon Fifty 45. Mormon Imprints 51.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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