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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 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]

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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.

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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.

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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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      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.

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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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      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.

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        Career military documents of Samuel Breck

      1855. (MCKINLEY, William) BRECK, Samuel. Collection of military documents. [West Point; Washington: various printers], 1855-97. Seven items of various sizes, rolled into a contemporary 17-inch metal tube. $7500.Seven original documents relating to the career and family of Brigadier General Samuel Breck, Adjutant General of the Army, including his diploma from West Point and his final commission signed by President McKinley. Housed in a handsome contemporary black metal tube, hand-lettered in gilt.Career officer Samuel Breck “graduated the United States Military Academy in 1855 and served in the Florida War of 1855-56. He was Assistant Professor of geography, history, and ethics at the Academy in 1860-61. During the Civil War he served as Assistant Adjutant-General of McDowell's division early in 1862… and [later in the year] of the Department of the Rappahannock, being engaged in the occupation of Fredericksburg and the Shenandoah Valley expedition” (Appleton's). Breck received three brevets for war service (Boatner, 82). From 1870 onward he served in Washington as Assistant Adjutant-General in charge of rolls, returns, and the preparation of the Volunteer Army Register, under General George D. Ruggles, whom in 1897 he succeeded as Adjutant General of the Army with the rank of Brigadier General (New York Times). This collection of seven military and family documents begins with Breck's ornately engraved diploma from the United States Military Academy (1855) and ends with his final commission as Adjutant General (1897), signed by President William McKinley and Secretary of War Russell Alger. Documents in generally fine condition, rolled to fit into contemporary metal tube.

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        The Essence of Christianity. By Ludwig Feuerbach. Translated from the Second German Edition by Marian Evans, Translator of "Strauss's Life of Jesus."

      New York: Calvin Blanchard, 1855, 1855. First American edition. Baker & Ross, Eliot Bibliography, A.2.3.a.. Head and foot of the spine repaired; oval stamp of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, on the title page with their further stamp "Sold" over that; very good copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. The second book by Evans and a translation like her first book, Strauss' Life of Jesus, also published by Blanchard in its American edition. This was the only instance that the author used her actual name, Marian Evans, on the title page. The bibliographers Baker & Ross could only locate a rebound copy of this American edition to examine.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb (four volumes)

      Edward Moxon 1855 - four volumes complete, 8vo, later red half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, five raised bands to spine with repeat gilt hearts in threes, compartments tooled gilt, dates in gilt to tails, tile and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments, top edges gilt, boards ruled gilt and with marbled paper covered boards matching the marbled endpapers, portrait frontis to volume one, bookplate of the Quaker educated medieval historian and banker, Thomas Hodgkin of Newcastle Upon Tyne to front pastedowns, some minor age-toning and light soiling of closed page edges o/w an unmarked tightly bound handsomely bound set, 405, 416, 436 & 425pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bonner Durchmusterung des nördlichen Himmels (3 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd.I: enthaltend die Sternörter von -2 bis +20 Decl. für 1855.0/ Bd.II: enthaltend die Sterörter von +20 bis +41 Decl. für 1855.0/ Bd.III: enthaltend die Sternörter von +41 bis +90 Decl. für 1855.0

      378/ 361/ 380 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben Buchrücken mit Beschädigungen im seitlichen Bereich Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten

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        (19th century fine arts exhibited along with antiques from Herculaneum and Pompeii). Catalogo delle opere di belle arti poste in mostra nel Real Museo Bourbonico nel di 30 Maggi 1855.

      Naples, Stamperia Reale, 1855.. Quarto. Elaborate cathedral binding in full calf with gilding and blind stamped patterns to both boards and spine. Marbled front- and endpapers, all edges gilt. 107 (+1) pp., minor browning to first few leaves. Edges minorily rubbed, but in fine condition. Very rare. Only one library holding outside of Italy (Stockholm), five copies held in Italy, four of which in Naples. – The catalog lists the works of fine art students from several Italian academies and covers all genres, including sculpture, waxwork, wood carving, painting in oil and water colour etc., engraving and etching. The works became exhibited in the regular exhibition rooms of what has become one of the worlds most important archaeological museums, the Museo Borbonico, founded in 1787. This museum was established in the course of the excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii, marking the starting point for modern archaeology. Since then it was enriched by several other important collections, like that of the Farneses, which origins reached back into renaissance. While the objetcs listed in this exhibition catalog probably are of lesser interest with respect to the tradition of natural history or curiosity cabinets (although some anatomical waxworks were included), it nevertheless is a beautiful example for the active role museums played for the enhancement of contemporary artisanry and the education of taste. It so perfectly illustrates the Janus face of the institution museum, that on one side would agglomerate and preserve (its archival aspect) and on the other side would publically discuss the presence to shape a future. At the time of publication, the Museo Borbonico was especially known for being an innovative laboratory in that sense (cf. A. Milanese in: Naples and Beyond. Getty, 2013).

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        La Navigation aérienne.

      Mame et Cie.,, Tours 1855 - First edition, rare, in its original gilt and glazed paper pictorial binding. Part of the Bibliothèque des Écoles Chrétiennes series, this copy from the celebrated collection of Colonel Milon (dispersed 1991). 8vo (180 × 104 mm), pp. [4], 188. Wood engraved frontispiece. Publisher's glazed and gilt pink paper covered boards, with coloured lithograph inlay (depicting a balloon) to upper cover. [Cf. Tissandier 28 (second edition only). OCLC lists a single copy of any edition, the 1894 'nouvelle édition' (Harvard).] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jack and the Bean-Stalk

      London: Dean and Son, 1855. Early Edition. Broadside. Very good. 8 leaves, printed on one side only. 7 large woodcut illustrations, and a small initial vignette, all hand-colored. Paper wrappers, included in the collation. Back wrapper lists Dean and Son's Sixpenny Toy Books; large closed tear in bottom margin with no loss of text. Nearly disbound, the fold and the spine separated and with remnants of sewing thread. Light soil and wear to edges. A scarce survival, protected in a custom folder of blue and red cloth, gilt title. See Osborne, which lists two other titles in the series (but not this one).

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        Leçons de physiologie expérimentale appliquée à la médecine, faites au Collège de France.

      Baillière, Paris 1855 - 2 volumes in-8 (224 x 143 mm) de VIII et 512 pp. ch. pour le tome I; VIII et 510 pp. ch. pour le tome II; broché, couv.impr. (reliure de l'époque). Garrison Morton, 615. Édition originale. "Claude Bernard made strenuous efforts to introduce experimental methods into physiology. The above includes his classic work on the function of the liver, pancreas, and gastric glands" (Garrison Morton). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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) 0,000 gr. Deutschland; Schweiz [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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 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 VIII & Tome IX. 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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