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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855. First edition . original three-quarter green roan over green cloth, ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Expertly rebacked to style, slight rubbing of covers, occasional dampstaining of margins. A handsome copy. Folio. Illustrated with 51 full page plates executed in the “Nature-Print” manner, hand coloured with tissue guards, complete The text was a scientific description of all the varieties of Ferns found in the British Isles. The book was released at a time of so-called "pteridomania" in Britain. Along with William Grosart Johnstone's The Nature-Printed British Seaweeds (London, 1859-1860), the book featured Bradbury's (also the publisher of the book) innovative nature printing process. Bradbury patented this process of printing, after seeing the invention of Alois Auer - a subsequent dispute arose as to its originator. Despite a high level of interest for a time, the technique was not employed extensively in any subsequent English works. Bradbury, along with Auer, believed the technique to be an enormous advance in printing. However, the plants and other subjects that could be successfully printed in this way were few. Ferns were one of the few plants with a form that could be replicated, the shape of the fronds being largely two dimensional. In this work the ferns, a plant highly suited to the process, were impressed upon soft lead plates. These were electroplated to become the printing plate, the details of the fronds and stem were hand-coloured at this stage. The resulting image was in two colours and provided a highly detailed and realistic depiction of the species. Thomas Moore (1821–1887) was a n English gardener and botanist. He was an expert on ferns and fern allies from the British Isles, and he he served as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden from 1848 to 1887. In 1855 he authored The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. Under Moore's tenure during the period of so-called "pteridomania", the garden increased the number of fern species cultivated there by fifty percent and was renamed the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1875. The Thomas Moore Fernery was built in 1907 on the site of his original garden and now contains a display of the varieties of ferns described and cultivated by Moore and popular during the Victorian era[Fischer 89; Nissen BBI 1400; Stafleu & Cowan 6275].

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America

      1855. MCKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Three volumes. Royal octavo, original deluxe full brown morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, decorative blind-stamped cover-borders, raised bands, all edges gilt. $32,000.Early octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 120 splendid fully hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charles Bird King’s original oil paintings, “the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed” (Howes). Handsome in publisher’s deluxe morocco.In commissioning the Indian Tribes of North America, McKenney aimed to educate the American public about these greatly exotic warriors and chiefs and to preserve them for posterity in a series of beautiful portraits. Most of the original oil portraits were painted from life in studio of Charles Bird King, to whom McKenney brought many of the subjects. The rest were copied from watercolors executed in the field by a young frontier artist named James Otto Lewis. The finished portraits resided in the Smithsonian until 1865, when fire consumed the institution and destroyed most of the paintings. As a result, the folio and octavo editions are particularly vital in their ""faithful recording of the features and dress of celebrated American Indians who lived and died long before the age of photography"" (McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery, 23). First published in folio 1836-44 and in octavo 1848-50. Howes M129. Field 992. See Sabin 43411. Occasional spotting to text, light expert cleaning to preliminaries. A beautiful copy.

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        HABITATIONS CHAMPÊTRES Recueil De Maisons, Villas, Châlets, Pavillons, Kiosques, Parcs et Jardins, Dessinées Par Victor Petit.

      Paris: Monrocq frères, n.d. (ca. 1855). Victor Petit was an artist and chromolithographer who documented the picturesque architecture and gardens built in and around Paris during the Second Empire. He was also a member of numerous archaelogical associations. Habitations Champêtres was one of four complementary works directed at the newly wealthy and culturally ambitious bourgeoisie of the time: the others were MAISONS DE COMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, PARCS ET JARDINS DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, AND PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES. In the present work the focus is on the variety of country house styles found in different regions of France and, to a small extent, in England and Italy. The parks, grounds arrangements, garden structures and outbuildings are also depicted. Belvederes, garden pavilions, rustic cabanas and the like are shown along with views of parks such as the Parc de Pinon in Picardie or the Parc du Marchais in Burgundy. Distinctions are made among maisons champêtres, maisons de plaisance, and maisons bourgeoises; all are shown in grounds settings. The work was available from the publishers in simple black and white lithography or in color lithography; individual plates could also be ordered separately, either colored or in black and white. The present copy offers 30 plates in black and white and the remaining 70 finished to varying degrees in light color. They offer an interesting contrast to the forceful colors available as shown in sample plates from Petites Constructions and Parcs Et Jardins Des Environs De Paris which are laid in here. Ganay 254, but our copy does have a title page. 4to (36.5 x 27 cm) Loose in portfolio, as issued. Partially colored title page + 100 lithographed plates, 70 of which are colored to varying degrees, 30 are in black and white, plus, 8 color lithographed plates from PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES and one from PARCS ET JARDINS laid in. Original cloth backed portfolio with paper paste-downs; upper cover printed with title and author; paste-down on inner portfolio board annonces the forthcoming work by Petit, and the rear board inner paste down provides bibliographic detail of 7 different works, by Petit alone, detailing the title of each plate and how individual plates or complete sets could be ordered; portfolio scuffed and rubbed, lacking front tie, but with all letterpress intact; plates are fresh and bright with just some minor foxing at margin edges. An uncommon survival. .

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von K

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, () 1855 - gr8

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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed in French while in exile

      London, 1855. unbound. 1 page, 6.25 x 4 inches, Cholmondeley Lodge, London, no date, circa 1855, in French, untranslated, responding to a letter he received on June 11, 1855, to an unknown correspondent, stating that he would be delighted to see him at his home and that he is usually available for visitors on Sundays, from one o'clock, and that he dines a 6 o'clock - "If you are not afraid of a bad Russian soup, come share it with me." He adds that he is looking for a house outside of London, at St. John%u2019s Wood -- "it is a very attractive area." Signed "A. Herzen." Evenly toned and in very good condition. Russian writer and political figure known as the "Father of Russian Socialism.

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        Four Uncle Toms Cabin Schramberg plates

      

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        Constantinople et la Mer Noire.

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1855. xll,495pp, with 15 engraved plates & 6 coloured plates, by the Rouargue-frères, large 8vo half shagreen with raised bands in 6 compartments, giltlettered title, and fine decorated compartments, gilt borders with decorated corners on front & back, with on front a gilt monogrammed central. P.C., gilt edges round sizes. Original edition, in a clean and very fine condition. KEYWORDS:turkey.

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        Die Krankheiten des Herzens und der Aorta [Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta].

      Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Würzburg, Verlag der Stahel'schen Buchhandlung, 1855. Oktav. XII, 538 Seiten. Original Hardcover. Originales Halbleinen mit vergoldetem Rueckentitel. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und nur wenig stockfleckig. Seltene Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen Standardwerks der Kardiologie. Das Buch erschien noch im Jahr der irischen Erstausgabe (Dublin, 1855) in den USA und Deutschland. Selten in Originalbindung und in dieser Erhaltung !

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        Letter handwritten and signed by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

      Washington [DC], 1855. One page letter, handwritten by Schoolcraft to O. H. Peck of Boston who was an autograph collector. The letter is dated Washington June 20th 1855. Folded from being in an envelope and mailed and with minimal wear and soiling, remaining in very good condition. Americana.. Signed. First Edition. Very good condition.

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        Fine Special edition of William MacGillivray's work on the Natural History of "Deeside & Braemar", signed and inscribed by the Queen in German "Als Erinnerung an September 1855" which translates "As a Reminder of September 1855", (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) with her husband Prince ALBERT (Prince, 1819-1861, Consort of Queen Victoria) and their children VICTORIA (Princess Royal, 1840-1901, wife of Frederick III of Prussia), ALBERT EDWARD (Prince of Wales, 1841-1910, King of England), ALICE (Princess, 1843-1878, wife of Louis XIV, Grand Duke of Hesse, mother of Alexandra of Russia), ALFRED ERNEST ALBERT (Duke of Edinburgh, 1844-1900, married Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrova of Russia), HELENA (1846-1923, Princess Christian of Schleswig

      1855 - the title page is signed under the inscription by VICTORIA and then her husband and children, the Crown Prince has signed and dated the volume on the green front free end-paper with "Balmoral 1853", and his library stamp is on the title page. The Royal Family have all signed under their parents and the Queen has signed and dated their inscription in 1855, the book has 2 folding maps & 6 plates, printed for Private Circulation by Bradbury and Evans, 8vo., Half red Morocco with the Royal crest to front and back, London An extraordinary collection of most of the signatures of Victoria's children with both their parents. In 1851, his mother sent Frederick to England, ostensibly to visit the Great Exhibition but in truth she hoped that the cradle of liberalism and home of the industrial revolution would have a positive influence on her son. Prince Albert took Frederick under his wing during his stay but it was Albert's daughter, only eleven at the time, who guided the German prince around the Exhibition. A regular exchange of letters between Victoria and Frederick followed. Frederick proposed to Victoria in 1855, when she was 14 years old. The betrothal of the young couple was announced on May 19, 1857 at Buckingham Palace and the Prussian Court, and their marriage took place on 25 January 1858 in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, London. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zur Erinnerung an die 600jährige Jubelfeier der Erhebung Zittau's zur Stadt durch Ottokar II. Lithographie mit Tonplatte.

      C. F. Luer, Zittau 1855 - Unter neuem Passepartout mont. Bildgr. 54x35cm. Sehr seltenes großformatiges Sammelblatt zur 600jährigen Jubelfeier der Stadterhebung mit zwei kleinen Stadtansichten o.re. und u.li. sowie 10 Bildern zur Zittauer Geschichte umgeben von floralen Elementen, um ein vierstrophiges Gedicht und die Porträts von Ottokar II. und Johann I. gruppiert, bez. o. mi. "Zur Erinnerung / an die 600jährige Jubelfeier der Erhebung / Zittau's zur Stadt durch Ottokar II.", u. mi. im Schriftband "Durch Einigkeit stark.". Schönes sauberes, nahezu fleckenfreies Blatt.

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        Album der Rittergüter und Schlösser des Königreichs Sachsen. Nach der Natur neu aufgenommen von F.Heise, Architect. Unter Mitwirkung tüchtiger Fachmänner so wie unter den Auspicien der betreffenden gelehrten Herren Grundbesitzer und unter Beihülfe anerkannter Geschichtsforscher und der besten Quellen mit historisch-statistisch bearbeitetem Text herausgegeben von G.A. Poenicke. Einzige Original-Ausgabe mit Dedicationsannahme der gelehrten Herren Vorsitzenden der Stände der fünf ritterschaftlichen Kriese., I. Selection: Leipziger Kreis. Leipzig: Die Expedition des Albums sächsischer Rittergüter und Schlösser

      W. Vollrath, Leipzig, (1855 - 1860). Ca. 280 S. und 131 (von 564) getönten lithographierten tafeln. Numeriert von 1 - 131 aus V Sectionen, Ganzleder der Zeit. Quer-Folio (42,5 cm x 28,5 cm) (etwas fleckig/Titelblatt stockfleckig) - Die hübschen Ansichten sind meist mit figürlichen Staffagen. Sehr seltene einzigartige topographische und architektonische Dokumentation der Schlösser und Herrenhäuser mit den prächtigen, auch als Einzelblatt begehrten Lithographien. Meist einzige Ansichten der Gebäude bzw. auch der Orte mit deren Beschreibung. Enthalten sind Tafeln aus dem Leipziger Kreis, Markgrafenthum Oberlausitz, Erzgebirgischer Kreis und dem voigtländischen Kreis -

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        Traité élémentaire des chemins de fer

      - Langlois et Leclercq, Paris 1855, In-8 (13,5x22cm), 582pp. et 520pp., 2 volumes reliés. - edizione Leganti piena epoca dolore nero. Indietro con i nervi decorati con reti a freddo ea caldo. Autore, titolo e numero del volume dorato. Doppia netto inquadratura sui piatti, seguito da un telaio a freddo. Ricco fregio interno. bordi dorati. Una leggera mancanza conduce il tomo 1. 3 angoli urtato. tracce di umidità sul frontespizio del volume 1 e il secondo foglio, foxing. Bellissimo esemplare in pelle pieno. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 5 cartes dépliantes,  de plusieurs tableaux dépliantes, de 10 planches de locomotives et de gares (dont la gare de l'Est et la gare du Nord très récentes), ainsi que 520 gravures sur bois in-texte. Reliures en plein chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés de filets à froid et à chaud. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats, suivi d'un encadrement à froid. Riche frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Un très léger manque en tête du tome 1. 3 coins émoussés. trace de mouillure sur la page de titre du tome 1 et le second feuillet, rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire en pleine peau. Histoire universelle des chemins de fer (Inde, Etats-Unis, Allemagne...). Mode de construction, ingenierie, choix du terrain... Riche et indispensable traité de la grande aventure des trains dans le monde, avec d'importantes explications techniques. Perdonnet était ingénieur et un pionnier dans le domaine des chemins de fer.

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        Gesamtansicht ('San Francisco. - From California Street, Drwan from a Daguerrotpye, the property of Eug. Delessert Esq.re - Imp. Lemercier, Paris.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Eugene Delessert b. Lemercier in Paris, 1855, 27 x 86,5 Peters, California on Stone, S. 158 (Lemercier Paris); nicht bei Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899. - Zeigt eine Panoramaansicht von San Francisco mit Blick auf die San Francisco Bay von der California Street aus gesehen. View of San Francisco and bay from California Street, looking east over city with Yerba Buena Harbor and Island in center, Telegraph Hill and Alcatraz Island at left; various figures in foreground.

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        Berlin und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Originalansichten. Historisch-topographisch beschrieben von Ludwig Rellstab.

      Darmstadt. Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, 1855. Mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette und 54 Stahltichtafeln. 401 [3] S. Halbleineneinband der Zeit. Schmuck- und titelloser Halbleineneinband. Dieser stärker berieben und beschabt bzw. mit Fehlstellen des Bezugspapiers der Einbanddecken. Rückenleinen ebenfalls mit kleinen Fehlstellen, brüchig und mit alten Leimspuren. - Namenstempel und Eignernotiz auf Vorsatz. - Stahltichtafeln unterschiedlich braunfleckig. 1 Tafel (Michaeliskirche) im seitlichen Randbereich mit Fehlstelle, ausserhalb der Darstellung. - Textteil ab Seite 141 braun- bzw. stockfleckig und im unteren Bereich wasserfleckig. - Selten! Versand D: 6,50 EUR

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        Circus Koßmayer auf dem Schießplatz. Große Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferde-Dressur.

      Würzburg, Balt. Link, ca. 1855. Plakat mit Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 47 x 37 cm. Frühes Plakat des wenig bekannten Unternehmens, das wohl nur in den 1850er bis 1870er Jahren aktiv. Als Artisten sind allerdings Familienmitglieder bis heute aktiv. - Das abwechslungsreiche Programm zeigt u. a. "Die vier Chinesen zu Pferd, von den Herren Dorskars, Hammerschmidt, Odetz und Polatschek ausgeführt"; "Die kleine Marie Koßmayer in ihren Uebungen zu Pferd"; "Großartiges Ballonspringen zu Pferde vom kleinen Joseph Koßmayer"; "Kristall-Pyramiden von Monsieur Charle". Bücher de

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        Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Gd. Opéra en 5 actes Poème de MM E. Scribe et G. Duveyrier... Partition Piano et Chant Prix 30f. Net... Accompagt. de Piano par H. Potier. [Piano-vocal score].

      Paris: Léon Escudier [PNs L.E. 1500, 1500 (1-4), 1500 (6)-(9), 1500 (11), 1500 (14), [1855]. Folio. Modern full dark red cloth with dark brown leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title within decorative border with floral motifs incorporating titles of other Verdi operas, verso blank), [1] (named cast list and index of the overture and 20 numbers), 2-415, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With publisher's facsimile signature handstamp in blue and C. Breusing, New York music seller's stamp in red to lower margin of title; pencilled ownership annotation "C [?]F Chickering, Boston, Feby. 1836 " to front free endpaper, possibly a member of the Chickering family of piano makers active in Boston during the 19th century; "L. Parent Graveur" to foot of p. 415. Approximately 1" bump to spine with resultant short tears to cloth. Slightly foxed; p. 86 misprinted to verso of p. 79 and p. 80 misprinted to verso of p. 85, with modern notes in manuscript to this effect to both pages and to front blank endpaper; tear to inner margin of pp. 207-08. First complete French edition. Hopkinson 56A(a). Chusid p. 170. Crawford pp. 622-23, with a detailed description of various plate numbers and associated details. The present copy differes from that in Crawford in that p. 21 carries plate number "L.E. 1500;" the letter "d" appears at the lower right corner of p. 135; and the letter "K" appears at the lower right corner of p. 409. An opera in five acts to a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier after their libretto Le duc d'Albe, Les Vêpres Siciliennes was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on June 13, 1855. "... for those wishing to understand Verdi's musical development during the 1850s, Les vêpres siciliennes is of enormous importance. In both strictly formal terms and in larger matters of operatic structure, it marks a decisive turn away from the language of the middle-period Italian operas and the emergence of many stylistic features we associate with the later Verdi. There is no subsequent Verdi opera in which the experience of Les vêpres will not be recalled and refined." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        Elberfeld'.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. W. Riefstahl gedruckt v. W. Korn in Berlin b. R.L. Friderichs in Elberfeld, um 1855, 43 x 54,5 Souvenirblatt mit 11 Ansichten. - Mittig Gesamtansicht vom Berg. Märk. Bahnhof aus; darunter Panorama vom Nützenberge aus. - Die Gesamtansicht umgeben von der katholischen Kirche, neue reformierte Kirche, Rathaus, Landgericht, Elisenhöhe, Berg. Märkischer Bahnhof, Waisenhaus, neue lutherische Kirche und Niederlassung reformierte Kirche. - Die Ansicht mit minimal restaurierten Stellen.

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        Pair of long Autograph Letters Signed to his Mother, (Major the Hon. Charles, 1826-1907, 2nd son of John, 1798-1867, from 1841 2nd Baron Wrottesley, P.R.S.)

      1855 - (Sophia Elizabeth, née Giffard, Lady Wrottesley, married 1821, died 1880), during the Crimean War, in the first he is on the steamer Imperator, 'Off Athens',.on sick leave making a second time for Corfu, "I went to Scutari on Sunday & was sorry to hear that Asiatic Cholera had begun there. It . frightens the other patients so as to predispose many to follow their comrades to that picturesque grave yard by the side of the Bosphorus . There is a monument there to poor Toozy Williams .", Captain Samuel Toosey Williams (1823-1854, Scots Greys), "it is a very large marble heart & is not in good taste, & there are many almost as bad", now that they are in quarantine "We have been amusing ourselves all the morning . in determining the geography of the place, & have not come to a satisfactory result, so decide Murray['s Guide] must be incorrect . I should have liked another scramble over the Acropolis", he talks of "the death of Lord Raglan. What a melancholy end so soon after the unfortunate affair of the 18th. Herbert", apparently Brevet-Colonel the Hon Percy Herbert, " told me that on that day he stood exposed to a heavy fire of grape watching with deep interest the attack of the English on the Redan & it made him very nervous about his safety. Whatever his merits as a General were may admit of an opinion, but everyone in the Crimea allows that he acted with great judgement & temper in all his dealings with the French, which was one of the greatest difficulties connected with the affair", he talks again of the Cholera, "Some parts of the camp were not salubrious from men & horses having been buried not very deep", and "other little annoyances there . bad water & that always luke warm . then when one gets up in morning to find an inch or two of dust over everything . The poor fellows made very certain of Sebastopol the other day & it was a great disappointment", also of the sharp-shooter Major at Gerald Goodlake (1832-1890, Coldstream Guards, V.C. at Inkerman) who "had his servant & pony with saddle bags waiting in one of the ravines which he expected to fill with the spoil of Sebastopol & now they have [to] look forward to another winter", (July 6th 1855), in the second letter he is still on Corfu "as the 82nd have not been sent on to the Crimea & I believe . that General Simpson has sent word that at present he does not want more men in the Crimea . The Colonel is ill & has gone to the Lord Bligh's country house for change of air, so I have been in command for the last week & being President of the Mess besides have not had much time to spare. Yesterday I went 16 miles . to a picnic got up by Mrs P. Barrington. It was too far as the pigeon pies turned bad on the road and the ice turned into water. After dinner the ladies took to scrambling about the rocks & tore their gowns. They found it easier to climb up than down", he talks of going shooting for 'beccafico' (fig-picker) "with a young Greek Count. As the becafico's are early birds we were to start at five but some how or other we did not get away much before seven . The Ionian Nobility only go to their country houses for a few months in the Autumn when the grapes are picked & the olives gathered. Their titles are Venetian .but most of them are very poor . there were more feathers than flesh in the bag so we left it behind . Major Inge & party have gone to Venice & one of our Captains Rycroft has gone to Ithaca with his company . There is a report that the doctor of the 82nd has been assassinated at Cephalonia. He was a mad sort of a fellow & the Greeks don't understand that sort of thing . The Colonel returned this morning so I am no longer in Command .What a fortunate thing F. Fitzroy's marriage is", their relative Francis Charles FitzRoy, to Harriet Anne Musgrave as his second wife on 1st August 1855, (17th August 1855), together 8 sides 8vo., Off Athens and Corfu, 6th July and 17th August 1855, with the envelope for the first postmarked Trieste 11th July 1855, and two other

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        L'Illustration Horticole, Journal spécial des Serres et des Jardins , choix raisonné des plantes les plus intéressantes sous le rapport ornemental, comprenant leur histoire compléte. Leur description comparée, leur figure et leur culture; / rédigé par Ch. Lemaire et publié par Ambroise Verschaffelt - deuxiéme volume

      Gand: Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynck, 1855.-(16), 104p.: 46 estampas ; 26cm.-E.Trata-se do segundo volume desta notável publicação de botânica, dedicada ás espécies ornamentais. Para além do interesse científico e informativo do texto, é particularmente apreciada pelas magníficas estampas litográficas a cores, muitas com pormenores aguarelados a mão, todas de bonito efeito estético. Este exemplar está completo com as 46 estampas que lhe competem. Algumas são duplas.Meia-encadernação de pele.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN WILKES BOOTH TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND, T. WILLIAM O'LAUGHLEN, DISCUSSING INCIDENTS OF HIS LIFE]

      Tudor Hall [the Booth family home near Bel Air, Md.], 1855. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet of light blue paper. Old folds, a few light stains. Very good. In a half morocco box. One of the few surviving letters of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln and scion of one of the most famous acting families in the United States. Written to his close childhood friend, T. William O'Laughlen, describing Booth's youthful escapades in rural Maryland, this is the longest letter by Booth known to survive, and provides a fascinating insight into one of the most infamous characters in American history. William O'Laughlen's brother, Michael, was later convicted in the Conspiracy Trial in 1865 and sentenced to life in prison. William, who remained friendly with Booth, was not implicated. John Wilkes Booth's father, Junius Brutus Booth, was a brilliant but erratic British actor who eloped to the United States with Booth's mother in 1821. While the elder Booth toured the country performing, he established his family in the peace of rural Harford County, Maryland, northeast of Baltimore, acquiring the home they named "Tudor Hall" outside the county seat of Bel Air (now open to the public as the county cultural center). By the time John Wilkes was born in 1838 his eldest brothers were already acting with their father. Although Junius Brutus died of alcoholism in 1852, his eldest sons formed a dynasty of actors. By the late 1850s the Booths were arguably the leading stage family of the country. Despite the turbulent family history and the raciness associated with the stage, John Wilkes grew up in the comparatively stable life of rural Maryland and various boarding schools. This chatty and spirited letter, written when Booth was just seventeen to his boyhood friend, reflects well what his main concerns were: parties, girls, and gossip about mutual acquaintances. Booth writes, in part: "Well the first week in June was taken up by a fair held in Church Ville [a hamlet about three miles from Tudor Hall; the church described here still exists] for the benefit of the Presbyterian church....I was there night and day and you must not think I am blowing when I say I cut quite a dash. I saw pretty girls home from Fair at ten o'clock at night at some at the distance of four or five miles....the day after tomorrow I am invited to a strawberry eating and I promise you I will do my duty, and from then until teusday [sic] I will do nothing but gun, ride, and sleep and eat....Stevenson Archer, a young lawyer in Bel Air [whose brother was later head of Lee's medical corps until captured at Gettysburg] went to Boston and brought back a wife worth $60,000.00 that's what I call doing the thing up brown. He gave a party but I was one of the Non Visitants. In plain English I was not invited. Ned Webster another of the same profession and from the same place has gone off to get himself a wife, and I hear he has got himself a very rich one. It's an old saying that a lawyer can lie like the devil also in making women conscent [sic]. The devil tempted mother Eve with an apple. I don't know whether lawyers use apples or no but they all tempt the ladies. It is strange too that ladies like to be connected to the law in any way, but it is always best to agree with a lawyer as well as a doctor for they have the means for revenge, hurrah. I have wrote a long letter at last." The young Booth, both naive and cosmopolitan, was on the verge of greater fame. Within two months he appeared on the Baltimore stage in his first role, and within a year he was an acclaimed actor. By the time of the Civil War he was one of the most famous stage figures in the United States. Booth letters and even his autograph are rare; he was not much of a correspondent. Of the seventy letters or documents signed by Booth which survive, forty-nine are letters, and twenty-seven are in institutions. Of these, eleven have appeared at auction since 1969, including this one (Christie's Dec. 5, 1997, $21,850). The correspondence with William O'Laughlen was rediscovered in 1965, when a cache of eight letters was found by a Baltimore cleaning lady in a basement. They are the earliest known Booth letters, as well as some of the longest and most interesting; most of the others are business-like notes about theatre engagements and the like. It has often been speculated that acquaintances destroyed correspondence lest they be implicated, but of course this is unknowable. A rare opportunity to acquire a superb letter by one of the most infamous figures in American history. James Swanson & Daniel Weinberg, LINCOLN'S ASSASSINS, THEIR TRIAL AND EXECUTION, pp.40-41. "RIGHT OR WRONG, GOD JUDGE ME," THE WRITINGS OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH, pp.41-42.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN WILKES BOOTH TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND, T. WILLIAM O'LAUGHLEN, DISCUSSING INCIDENTS OF HIS LIFE].

      Tudor Hall [the Booth family home near Bel Air, Md.] June 18, 1855. - [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet of light blue paper. Old folds, a few light stains. Very good. In a half morocco box. One of the few surviving letters of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln and scion of one of the most famous acting families in the United States. Written to his close childhood friend, T. William O'Laughlen, describing Booth's youthful escapades in rural Maryland, this is the longest letter by Booth known to survive, and provides a fascinating insight into one of the most infamous characters in American history. William O'Laughlen's brother, Michael, was later convicted in the Conspiracy Trial in 1865 and sentenced to life in prison. William, who remained friendly with Booth, was not implicated. John Wilkes Booth's father, Junius Brutus Booth, was a brilliant but erratic British actor who eloped to the United States with Booth's mother in 1821. While the elder Booth toured the country performing, he established his family in the peace of rural Harford County, Maryland, northeast of Baltimore, acquiring the home they named "Tudor Hall" outside the county seat of Bel Air (now open to the public as the county cultural center). By the time John Wilkes was born in 1838 his eldest brothers were already acting with their father. Although Junius Brutus died of alcoholism in 1852, his eldest sons formed a dynasty of actors. By the late 1850s the Booths were arguably the leading stage family of the country. Despite the turbulent family history and the raciness associated with the stage, John Wilkes grew up in the comparatively stable life of rural Maryland and various boarding schools. This chatty and spirited letter, written when Booth was just seventeen to his boyhood friend, reflects well what his main concerns were: parties, girls, and gossip about mutual acquaintances. Booth writes, in part: "Well the first week in June was taken up by a fair held in Church Ville [a hamlet about three miles from Tudor Hall; the church described here still exists] for the benefit of the Presbyterian church.I was there night and day and you must not think I am blowing when I say I cut quite a dash. I saw pretty girls home from Fair at ten o'clock at night at some at the distance of four or five miles.the day after tomorrow I am invited to a strawberry eating and I promise you I will do my duty, and from then until teusday [sic] I will do nothing but gun, ride, and sleep and eat.Stevenson Archer, a young lawyer in Bel Air [whose brother was later head of Lee's medical corps until captured at Gettysburg] went to Boston and brought back a wife worth $60,000.00 that's what I call doing the thing up brown. He gave a party but I was one of the Non Visitants. In plain English I was not invited. Ned Webster another of the same profession and from the same place has gone off to get himself a wife, and I hear he has got himself a very rich one. It's an old saying that a lawyer can lie like the devil also in making women conscent [sic]. The devil tempted mother Eve with an apple. I don't know whether lawyers use apples or no but they all tempt the ladies. It is strange too that ladies like to be connected to the law in any way, but it is always best to agree with a lawyer as well as a doctor for they have the means for revenge, hurrah. I have wrote a long letter at last." The young Booth, both naive and cosmopolitan, was on the verge of greater fame. Within two months he appeared on the Baltimore stage in his first role, and within a year he was an acclaimed actor. By the time of the Civil War he was one of the most famous stage figures in the United States. Booth letters and even his autograph are rare; he was not much of a correspondent. Of the seventy letters or documents signed by Booth which survive, forty-nine are letters, and twenty-seven are in institutions. Of these, eleven have appeared at auction since 1969, including this one (Christie's Dec. 5, 1997, $21,850). The correspondence with William O'Laughlen was rediscov

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        Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme, et des applications de ces sciences à la chimie, à la physiologie et aux arts

      Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1855. 1855-1856, 1855-1856, , 3 volumes in-8 de I. XVI, 456 pages et 3 planches ; de II. (4), 475 et (1) pages ; et de III. (4), 412 pages et 14 planches, exemplaire broché, Première édition de ce résumé des cours donnés par Antoine-César au Muséum et par son fils Edmond au Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. "Nous exposons avec de grands développements, chacun dans notre spécialité, toutes les applications de l'électricité et du magnétisme à la chimie, aux sciences physiques; aux arts et à l'industrie, en les refermant pour ainsi dire dans un même cadre, à raison de nos relations fréquentes et de la conformité de nos vues sur cette partie de nos connaissances". Entre 1834 et 1840, Antoine-César avait fait paraitre, en 7 volumes, un " Traité expérimental de l'électricité et du magnétisme", dont la présente publication, qui se nourrit des découvertes les plus récentes sur l'utilisation de l'énergie électrique, est tout à fait distinctes. Malgré les trois planches finales du premier volumes dé-reliées, bel exemplaire dans son brochage d'origine

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        Géographie botanique raisonnée ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l'époque actuelle.

      Paris, Masson; Genève, Kessmann, 1855. ____ Première édition. "Candolle's most outstanding work is his "Géographie botanique raisonnée" (1855) which is still the key work of phytogeography. He ushered in new methods of investigation and analysed with exactitude the causes of the distribution of plant life over the surface of the globe." DSB 3, 42. Illustré de 2 cartes dépliantes hors-texte en couleurs, montrant les limites polaires de quelques espèces. Pritzel 1512. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [233 x 143 mm] Collation : XXXII, 606 / (4), 607 à 1365 pp., 2 planches dépl. hors-texte. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné, couverture imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Oscar Shanghai, The Extraordinary and Mirth-Provoking Adventures by Land and Sea Of

      Garrett, NY 1855 - Exceptionally rare edition of this comic gem. Original wrap cover not present, 5-3/4x9-1/4, 100 pages printed one side only. Title page not containing Dick and Fitzgerald. Spine in difficult condition, some significant wear to copy but complete and very good inside. B&W [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      London - Virtue and Co., 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The original eight divisions of The Beauties of Bosphorus and The Danube. Reprinted from the original 1838 edition of Pardoe's work, with a reprint of Beatties 1834 The Danube. These editions were published together on the occasion of the Crimean War. Scarce, extremely so to be in the original eight divisions. Work is undated, dated from the 'Binding Advertisement' to division VIII from Virtue and Co. Twenty four plates, including a frontispiece to division I as well as an engraved title page. Twenty three plates to division two. Twenty four plates to thethird volume, including one map, twenty four plates to the fourth volumes, twenty four plates to the fifth volume including one map, twenty three plates to the sixth volume, thirteen to the seventh and fourteen to the eighth. 170 plates in total, appears to possibly be lacking two plates as binder's instructions to the rear ofdivision VIII totals to 172 plates. Collated, unlike the copy held at the V & A this set has the appendix for Bosphorus bound at the rear of volume VIII rather than volume IV (pp. 165-172. )Publisher's adverts to the rear of volume I. To the rear of division VIII there are contents pages and title pages as well as binding instructions for subscribers who wish to have the divisions bound as one work. This work is a beautiful representation of W H Bartlett's drawings as well as an interesting account of Constantinople (Istanbul) and the Danube river. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt stamping to front boards and spine. Externally, generally smart. Heavy bumping and rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Slight bumping to the extremities. Loss to head and tail of spine to volumes I, II, IV, V, VI, VII and VIIIdue to bumping. Front hinge to volume IV is slightly strained but firm. Marks to boards. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with instances of scattered spots. Tidemarks to the bottom of a couple of the plates to volume V. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Bibliographie séismique

      (185 - trois parties en un volume, (Dijon, Académie des Sciences et Belles Lettres), (1855-1865), in-8, trois parties en un volume, 183-161-70 pages, demi-chagrin havane, dos à faux nerfs, Tirés à part, avec leurs paginations propres, extraits des Mémoires de l'Académie de Dijon, années 1855-56, 1861-62 et 1865 ; 4015 numéros décrit au total. La troisième partie a pour titre : Bibliographie séismique. Catalogue des livres, mémoires et notes sur les tremblements de terre et les phénomènes volcaniques. Collection de M. Alexis Perrey. L'astronome Alexis Perrey (1807-1882) est l'un des précurseurs de la sismologie statistique et historique ; il fut l'un des premiers à explorer d'éventuelles corrélations entre les tremblements de terre et les saisons ou les phases de la Lune. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN WILKES BOOTH TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND, T. WILLIAM O'LAUGHLEN, DISCUSSING INCIDENTS OF HIS LIFE]

      Tudor Hall [the Booth family home near Bel Air, Md.], 1855. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet of light blue paper. Old folds, a few light stains. Very good. In a half morocco box. One of the few surviving letters of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln and scion of one of the most famous acting families in the United States. Written to his close childhood friend, T. William O'Laughlen, describing Booth's youthful escapades in rural Maryland, this is the longest letter by Booth known to survive, and provides a fascinating insight into one of the most infamous characters in American history. William O'Laughlen's brother, Michael, was later convicted in the Conspiracy Trial in 1865 and sentenced to life in prison. William, who remained friendly with Booth, was not implicated. John Wilkes Booth's father, Junius Brutus Booth, was a brilliant but erratic British actor who eloped to the United States with Booth's mother in 1821. While the elder Booth toured the country performing, he established his family in the peace of rural Harford County, Maryland, northeast of Baltimore, acquiring the home they named "Tudor Hall" outside the county seat of Bel Air (now open to the public as the county cultural center). By the time John Wilkes was born in 1838 his eldest brothers were already acting with their father. Although Junius Brutus died of alcoholism in 1852, his eldest sons formed a dynasty of actors. By the late 1850s the Booths were arguably the leading stage family of the country. Despite the turbulent family history and the raciness associated with the stage, John Wilkes grew up in the comparatively stable life of rural Maryland and various boarding schools. This chatty and spirited letter, written when Booth was just seventeen to his boyhood friend, reflects well what his main concerns were: parties, girls, and gossip about mutual acquaintances. Booth writes, in part: "Well the first week in June was taken up by a fair held in Church Ville [a hamlet about three miles from Tudor Hall; the church described here still exists] for the benefit of the Presbyterian church....I was there night and day and you must not think I am blowing when I say I cut quite a dash. I saw pretty girls home from Fair at ten o'clock at night at some at the distance of four or five miles....the day after tomorrow I am invited to a strawberry eating and I promise you I will do my duty, and from then until teusday [sic] I will do nothing but gun, ride, and sleep and eat....Stevenson Archer, a young lawyer in Bel Air [whose brother was later head of Lee's medical corps until captured at Gettysburg] went to Boston and brought back a wife worth $60,000.00 that's what I call doing the thing up brown. He gave a party but I was one of the Non Visitants. In plain English I was not invited. Ned Webster another of the same profession and from the same place has gone off to get himself a wife, and I hear he has got himself a very rich one. It's an old saying that a lawyer can lie like the devil also in making women conscent [sic]. The devil tempted mother Eve with an apple. I don't know whether lawyers use apples or no but they all tempt the ladies. It is strange too that ladies like to be connected to the law in any way, but it is always best to agree with a lawyer as well as a doctor for they have the means for revenge, hurrah. I have wrote a long letter at last." The young Booth, both naive and cosmopolitan, was on the verge of greater fame. Within two months he appeared on the Baltimore stage in his first role, and within a year he was an acclaimed actor. By the time of the Civil War he was one of the most famous stage figures in the United States. Booth letters and even his autograph are rare; he was not much of a correspondent. Of the seventy letters or documents signed by Booth which survive, forty-nine are letters, and twenty-seven are in institutions. Of these, eleven have appeared at auction since 1969, including this one (Christie's Dec. 5, 1997, $21,850). The correspondence with William O'Laughlen was rediscovered in 1965, when a cache of eight letters was found by a Baltimore cleaning lady in a basement. They are the earliest known Booth letters, as well as some of the longest and most interesting; most of the others are business-like notes about theatre engagements and the like. It has often been speculated that acquaintances destroyed correspondence lest they be implicated, but of course this is unknowable. A rare opportunity to acquire a superb letter by one of the most infamous figures in American history. James Swanson & Daniel Weinberg, LINCOLN'S ASSASSINS, THEIR TRIAL AND EXECUTION, pp.40-41. "RIGHT OR WRONG, GOD JUDGE ME," THE WRITINGS OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH, pp.41-42.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New edition of the complete works of the author.Binders half grief fir, back smooth decorated with large nets set cold nerves, as well as nets, dots and golden dishes handmade paper, some tiny lace friction.Book decorated boards inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and rare illustrations in-text.Foxing affecting some slips.Nice together nicely established slightly later binding. Alexandre Houssiaux Paris 1855 14,5x22cm 20 volumes reliés

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        MINNESOTA

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1855. Folding color map, 12 x 15 inches. Original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Hinge worn. Map especially bright and clean. Fine. One of the earliest pocket maps of Minnesota, extending its western border deep into what would become Dakota Territory, but here labeled "Northwest Territory." This is one of two Minnesota maps issued by Colton in 1855, in addition to a Chapman sectional map and a similar effort by Ensign & Thayer. Colton also produced Minnesota maps in 1853 and 1854. Quite rare. Not in Phillips' MAPS, nor Rumsey, nor Wheat TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST (MINNESOTA) 0678.

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        Beiträge zur Pathologie des Auges

      Vienne, Kaiserlich-Königl. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1855. 1855-70, 1855-70, in-folio, petit , 219pp, 77pl, demi-cuir noir, plats en chagrin violine, dos à nerfs orné, 77 planches chromolithographiées, représentant le fond d'oeil. PREMIERE EDITION complète des 4 livraisons, ce qui est assez rare. Eduard Jäger von Jaxtthal (1818-1884) fut un des premiers utilisateurs de l'ophtalmoscope. La pratique de l'ophtalmoscopie directe lui permit de remarquer la coïncidence de la rétinite et du diabète, dès 1855. Cachet Bibliotheca Fideicomm. Ernesti Aug, avec la devise "suspicere et finire". Il s'agit de la bibliothèque fondée par Ernest Augustus I (1837-51). Ce livre est probablement un enrichissement lors du règne de son fils, Georges V (1819-78). Georges V était atteint de cécité et régna sur le royaume de Hanovre de 1851 à 1866. Dos refait avec réemploi des anciens plats, qqs rousseurs, mais néanmoins bon exemplaire

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        Album von Mathilde Diggelmann-Esslinger.

      Um 1855 - Quer-kl.-4°. (52) Bl. Mit zahlr. Albumbeiträgen, Originalzeichnungen, Aquatinta, Kupfer- und Stahlstichen. Geprägter Lederband der Zeit mit dreis. Goldschnitt. Einige Tafeln koloriert. - Das Album mit Gebrauchspuren. Bindung gelockert, im vordern Falz gebrochen. Der Ledereinband verblichen, verzogen und berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hungary And Transylvania;: With Remarks On Their Condition, Social, Political, And Economical. Vol.II

      J. Murray, 1855. Good. 1855. 553 pages. Brown leather boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends.

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        Méthode des moindres carrés. Mémoires sur la combinaison des observations

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1855. 1855, 1855, in-8, de (8), 167 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin moderne, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre (couvertures d'origine conservées), Première édition française, rare, de ce texte qui propose en langue française la théorie à l'origine de toutes nos statistiques modernes, mathématiques et sociales. Le traducteur, Joseph Bertrand, regroupe six mémoires de Gauss dans lesquels le mathématicien allemand aborde la théorie des moindres carrés, théorie initiée par Legendre en arithmétique et exploité, pour la première fois par lui-même au sein d'une théorie des probabilités dans sa Theoria motus corporum coalestium parue en 1809. Forte rousseur sur l'ensemble de l'exemplaire

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        Musée impérial du Louvres - Description des sculptures modernes

      Rare first edition printed on laid paper.Full binding green shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with a grotesque decor, back with five nerves decorated with a grotesque decor, triple net gilded framing boards, double net gilded on the cuts, domestic gold lace all edges gilt, contemporary binding signed Lortic father.Signed autograph from the author: "To His Excellency the Minister of State and the home of the Emperor's very obliged and grateful H. Barbet de Jouy".Bookplate engraved (J. Pelletier).Very nice and valuable copy in a binder perfectly established time Lortic, bookbinder Charles Baudelaire. Vinchon et Charles de Mourgues Paris Août 1855 12x20cm relié

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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

      Bradbury & Evans, 1855. Folio Illustrated with 51 full page plates executed in the "Nature-Print" manner, hand coloured with tissue guards, complete original three-quarter green roan over green cloth, ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers The text was a scientific description of all the varieties of Ferns found in the British Isles. The book was released at a time of so-called "pteridomania" in Britain. Along with William Grosart Johnstone's The Nature-Printed British Seaweeds (London, 1859-1860), the book featured Bradbury's (also the publisher of the book) innovative nature printing process. Bradbury patented this process of printing, after seeing the invention of Alois Auer - a subsequent dispute arose as to its originator. Despite a high level of interest for a time, the technique was not employed extensively in any subsequent English works. Bradbury, along with Auer, believed the technique to be an enormous advance in printing. However, the plants and other subjects that could be successfully printed in this way were few. Ferns were one of the few plants with a form that could be replicated, the shape of the fronds being largely two dimensional. In this work the ferns, a plant highly suited to the process, were impressed upon soft lead plates. These were electroplated to become the printing plate, the details of the fronds and stem were hand-coloured at this stage. The resulting image was in two colours and provided a highly detailed and realistic depiction of the species. Thomas Moore (1821-1887) was a n English gardener and botanist. He was an expert on ferns and fern allies from the British Isles, and he he served as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden from 1848 to 1887. In 1855 he authored The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. Under Moore's tenure during the period of so-called "pteridomania", the garden increased the number of fern species cultivated there by fifty percent and was renamed the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1875. The Thomas Moore Fernery was built in 1907 on the site of his original garden and now contains a display of the varieties of ferns described and cultivated by Moore and popular during the Victorian era Expertly rebacked to style, slight rubbing of covers, occasional dampstaining of margins. A handsome copy [Fischer 89; Nissen BBI 1400; Stafleu & Cowan 6275]

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        The American Fugitive in Europe Sketches of Places and People Abroad … With a Memoir of the Author

      Boston: Published by John Jewett and Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. New York: Sheldon, Lamport & Blackeman, 1855. First American edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece by R. Woodman. viii, [9]-320 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's embossed brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Light wear and fraying to spine ends and tips, spine faded, foxing to endpapers and frontispiece, previous owner's ink stamps to flyleaf. First American edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece by R. Woodman. viii, [9]-320 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The 'earliest African American travelogue'. William Wells Brown (1814-1884), African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, and historian, was born into slavery in Kentucky and escaped to Cleveland in 1834. He lectured in New York and Massachusetts and wrote a best-selling Narrative (1847) before travelling to Paris and London in 1849. He remained there five years, and The American Fugitive in Europe - first published as Three Years in Europe (London, 1852) - is an account of this period. It is the earliest African American travelogue. "He went to Europe to participate in the Paris Peace congress, and he stayed on to lecture more frequently and write more extensively against slavery than anyone else in Britain. He traveled more than 25,000 miles across the British Isles, by his estimate, and gave more than a thousand talks" - Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown, An African-American Life (2014). Brown's novel Clotel; or, the President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States, was published in 1853, the first novel published by an African American. Scarce. No copy of Three Years in Europe at auction in the last 40 years. Sabin 8586

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        Il profeta Isaia volgarizzato e commentato ad uso degl'Israeliti

      Padova, coi tipi di Antonio Bianchi 1855 - Bilingue ebraico-italiano; testo e commento. Mezza pelle, 13x22cm, 648p. Mancanza di cuoio nella parte superiore del dorso; cerniera screpolata; tagli dorati; ombre lievi d'umidità; foxing su qualche pagina. Molto raro. Traduzione italiana del profeta Isaia. Prophet Isaiah translated into Italian. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beim Tee. Selbstbildnis des Künstlers mit seiner Tochter.

      - Kaltnadelradierung, auf Velin, signiert. 22,5:29,5 cm. Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. Haueisen war Schüler an den Kunstakademien in München bei L. v. Kalckreuth (1855-1928) und in Karlsruhe bei H. Thoma (1839-1924). Tätig war er in Jockgrim/Pfalz, in Karlsruhe, zeitweilig auch in Bernau und in Frankfurt am Main. Seit 1919 war er Lehrer und Direktor an der Karlsruher Akademie, aus der er 1933 freiwillig austrat.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Descrizione scientifica del circolo meridiano collocato nel nuevo Pontifico Osservatorio delle Roma Universita.

      Roma, Tipografia delle Belle Arti, 1855. ____ Seule édition. Calandrelli était directeur de l'observatoire pontifical de Rome. (DSB III, 14). Envoi manuscrit de l'auteur au découvreur de la planète Neptune: "à Monsieur Le Verrier, Dircteur de l'Observatoire de Paris, hommage de l'auteur." OCLC : one copy in USA only (Adler Planetarium). *****. In-4. Collation : (4), 121, (2) pp., 4 planches dépl. Cartonnage moderne, couverture conservée.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        A RIDE THROUGH LONDON. New Panoramic Game.

      A hand-coloured lithograph, on two joined sheets, folded into a pictorial hand-coloured lithographed cover. The winding panoramic track extending to 112 cm represents a road from Tower Hill to Buckingham Palace. Lacks counters, the six cards numbered 1-6, and the five letter cards, A -E. Repaired at one joint; little worn; the covers lightly soiled and worn; else very good. A scarce 'London' game.The V. & A. possess a copy, but their example is uncoloured.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Freuden Adresse der Land und Wald Gemeinden des Bezirkes Mödling. (Handschrift anlässlich der Geburt von Erzherzogin Sophie Friederike).

      (Mödling ) 1855 - 2°. Gestochener Titel, (32) Blatt, Goldschnitt. Rotes Samt mit Goldfileten. Unikat anlässlich der Geburt der ersten Tochter von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. und Kaiserin Elisabeth wurden in den Gemeinden Blätter aufgelegt, in denen sich die Bewohner handschriftlich eintragen konnten. Diese Blätter sind hier zusammengefasst und wurden so dem Kaiserpaar als Huldigung dargebracht. 'Als des Geschützes Donner und der Jubelruf der Kaiserstadt uns die himmelfrohe Kunde brachte, es habe unsere allgeliebte Landesmutter Euer Majestät und unserm gottgefälligen Vaterlande eine Prinzessin geboren, da zog die Freude auch bei uns in jedes Haus, in die letzte ärmste Waldhütte ein, wonnetrunken eilten wir alle in das Gotteshaus, legten die Freudenthräne die in unserm Auge zitterte als Dankesopfer am Altar des Herren nieder und betheten ." Mit sehr zahlreichen Signaturen vertreten sind die Bürger der Orte Mödling, Anningerforst, Gaaden, Biedermannsdorf, Hinterbrühl, Vorderbrühl-Klausen, Brunn, Enzersdorf, Gießhübel, Grub, Gumpoldskirchen, Guntramsdorf, Inzersdorf, Kaltenleutgeben, Laxenburg, [Wiener] Neudorf, Perchtoldsdorf, Rodaun, Siebenhirten, Sittendorf, Sparbach, Stangau, Sulz, Vösendorf und Weißenbach. Lose im Block, Lagerspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Studi ossia Trattato di Armonia e di Composizione. Vol. I y II

      G. Ricordi, Milano, Roma 1855 - 4ºM, holandesa tela, 2 volúmenes encuadernados en un solo tomo. Muy buen estado. Prima versione italiana con note di F.G. Fétis e L. F. Rossi. I due volumi presi in una sola volta. Sello seco de Ricordi en las primeras páginas, grabado con retrato del autor, fotograbado de la tumba de Beethoven en Viena. Vol I, 179 pp, Vol. II, 207. Incluye Introducción del editor, Prefacio, Nota biográfica y Testamento de Beethoven. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Il Tuffatore]
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        Memoria sullo incendio Vesuviano del mese di Maggio 1855 fatta per incarico della reale Accademia delle scienze. Preceduta dalla relzione dell' altro incendio del 1850 fatta de A. Scacchi.

      Napoli, G. Nobile, 1855. ____ Première édition séparée. Elle est illustrée par 7 planches en lithographie. Publié dans les Rendiconto del Reale accademia delle scienze fisiche e matematiche di Napoli. Titre sur la couverture imprimée, dans un encadrement gravé : 'Eruzioni Vesuviane del 1850 e 1855'. Bon exemplaire, grand de marges, en grande partie non ouvert. Couvertures imprimées salies et doublées. Provenance : "A Mr. L. C. De Ville pour M. Renei, de la part de M. Palmieri." (note manuscrite sur la couverture). *****. In-4. [300 x 220 mm] Collation : VIII, 207 pp. 7 planches h.-t. Demi-basane beige, dos orné, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure du XXe, dans le style de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        THE GAME OF THE CHESS.

      London: John Russell Smith, 1855. FIRST EDITION 1855 of Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition. Reproduced in Facsimile from a Copy in the British Museum. With a Few Remarks on Caxton's Typographical Productions. By Vincent Figgins. Large 8vo, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 24 half page woodcuts in the text, title page in red and black (a note at the bottom of the page states that there was no title page in the original edition), 167 facsimile unnumbered pages of the original Caxton edition, followed by 13 pages of Remarks and a list of Caxton's works, 1 page of Synopsis of Characters and Combinations used in "The Game of Chess", 1 page of A Tribute to the Memory of William Caxton plus 1 page of advert for Almshouses, bound in publisher's morocco with silver clasps and bosses in the style of the period (there were 2 bindings, this is the most expensive at 3 guineas, the other being in calf at 2 guineas, see "A Tribute" at the end of book), rebacked to style, no label or lettering, chess board patterned endpapers. Upper cover showing signs of repair next to spine, covers slightly rubbed with slight edge wear, silver darkened, 1 leaf has crease to bottom inner margin, pale age-browning to pages otherwise a very good copy. Housed in a quarter morocco drop-down box with gilt lettered maroon morocco label, blind decoration to spine, brown cloth sides. "Despite its title, Caxton's The Game and Playe of the Chesse does not, in fact, have much to say about a game or about playing it. First printed in 1474, then reprinted in 1482 with woodcuts added, it is instead a translation of Jacobus de Cessolis' thirteenth-century political treatise, the Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ac popularium super ludo scachorum (The Book of the Morals of Men and the Duties of Nobles and Commoners, on the Game of Chess)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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