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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52; 2 Vols.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52; 2 Vols.

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849- '50- '51- '52, Volume 1: Chile

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The English Flower Garden, a Monthly Magazine of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Digitalis]
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        Natural Elements of Political Economy.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Hoffmann's Strange Stories: From the German

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Hoffmann's Strange Stories: From the German

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

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

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

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

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

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        Leaves of Grass

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

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        The Warden

      

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

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

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

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

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        Nainital].

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

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Contributions to The Edinburgh Review. Complete in One Volume [With] Two Handwritten Letters

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

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

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

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

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        Ein Mord in Riga. Erzählung.

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

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        Israel Potter; His Fifty Years of Exile

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

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        Zabulon Valverde, Gobernador de la Provincia de Barquisimeto Broadside

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

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

      

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

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

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

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

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        El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. Con la Vida de Cervantes, por D. M. F. de Navarrete.

      Paris, Baudry, Librería Europea, 1855 - -14 x 22,5 cm.- , 1 lámina + portada con grabadito + lámina con retrato de Cervantes + CXIX + desplegable facsímil de un manuscrito de puño y letra de Cervantes + 679 págs. Bellamente encuadernado en plena piel con nervios y estampaciones doradas en lomo, planos, cejas. Corte superior tintado y estampado en oro. Ejemplar muy limpio. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Minnesota and the Far West

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1855 - Tall 8vo. in original blind embossed and gold stamped boards. Gilt title on spine. Gilt image of canoe with frontiersmen rowing on fb. Hinges good. Lt. brown eps. No foxing. Tinted full pg. frontis and numerous in-text wood engravings. Fold-out color-outlined map of "North-Western Provinces of America including Minnesota.: pp. xiii, 306, 16pp. adverts. Mylar cover. Originally published in a series of Blackwood's Magazine, this first edition describes the author's travels and local conditions in Canada and in Minnesota. Hardcover, cloth covered boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. Life as a Slave. Part II. Life as a Freeman

      New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. xxxi,[1],464,[8]pp. Octavo. Medium brown cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Portrait frontis and two plates.Introduction by James M'Cune Smith.First edition of Douglass's expanded autobiography after his Narrative of 1845, discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. In the preface to the 2003 Modern Library edition, John Stauffer writes, "My Bondage and My Freedom, [is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War. As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass—abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement—transforms himself from slave to fugitive to reformer, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. The 1855 text includes Douglass's original Appendix, composed of excerpts from the author's speeches as well as a letter he wrote to his former master.Condition: A very nice 1st edition, in good condition throughout. There's some spotting and foxing (relatively light) particularly around the tissue guards and frontis (please see photos). No marks, tears, loose page, no previous owner's name. Binding is good.

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        A Draught of New York from the Hook to New York Town

      Valentine, D.T., New York 1855 - Size : 428x422 (mm), 16.875x16.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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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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        Map of the Peninsula of India

      1855. (INDIA) SCOTT, F.H. Map of the Peninsula of India, Comprising the Whole of the Madras Presidency, and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay. [London]: J. & C. Walker, 1855. Octavo, original red cloth rebacked, marbled endpapers; map sectioned and backed on linen, unfolds to 40-1/2 by 52 inches. $1700.Lovely large folding map of the Madras Presidency in India at the peak of its power and territorial extent, along with portions of the Bengal and Bombay territories, finely engraved and hand-colored.This 1855 map represents the Madras Presidency at its zenith under the British East India Company. Two years later, after the Sepoy Mutiny (which left Madras largely undisturbed), Queen Victoria ended the Company rule over India and established the British Raj. J.S. Harvey drew this map based on the surveys conducted by Major F.H. Scott, Deputy Quartermaster-General of the Madras Army. Early owner signature and initials, with initials also on front cover.Original cloth expertly restored; sectioned map backed on linen unfolds easily. Excellent condition. Scarce.

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        Autographed Letter Signed to a fellow doctor

      Charleston, VA 1855 - 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. 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Seven Lamps of Architecture

      London - Smith, Elder and Co, 1855 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. An beautifully illustrated second edition ofone of Ruskin's most famous works. In a beautiful morocco binding by M Ward and Co. Complete with 14 plates by the author. John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron andprominent social thinker. He wrote ona variety of of subjects including architecture, literature, education and political economy and wrote in a variety of styles including essays, poetry and lectures. He also made detailed sketches and paintings whichaccompanied his works, including sketches of architectural ornaments found in this volume. Condition: In an ornate full morocco binding with gilt detailing by Ward & Co, Belfast. With gilt and gauffered foredge. Externally in excellent condition with just some light rubbing to joints and marks to boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean and bright throughout with just some very light spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax (3 volumes) In Search of the Picturesque, In Search of Consolation, In Search of a Wife

      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1855 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. VG. 77 handcolored plates, plus three additional extra title page color illustrations. This is one of Rowlandson's most famous set of illustrations, and Combe's light satiric verse was a perennial favorite into the twentieth century, when its sort of fluent rhyming fell out of favor. Syntax has to be one of the great imaginative creations of the English language literature, though. He is modeled on picaresque figures such as Don Quixote. Wear to upper spine tips, all volumes. Generally clean interiors. A few loose preliminaries in vol 3, but still holding. A few pages are brittle yet clean. Overall, VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Story]: "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether," [Poem]: "The Divine Right of Kings," [and Essay]: "Edgar Allan Poe," [in] Graham's Magazine (1845)

      (George R. Graham & Co.), (Philadelphia) 1855 - First editions. Ten miscellaneous monthly issues of *Graham's Magazine* (several from 1845, 1852, and 1855) followed by eight monthly issues of *Miss Leslie's Magazine* from 1843, bound together thus in one volume. Thick octavo. Illustrated with wood-engravings. Contemporary half morocco and marbled papercovered boards, all edges marbled, gilt spine title: "Graham's Magazine, Vol. 46." Moderate scuffing, scattered foxing, very good. Contains the first printed appearance of Poe's tale "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether," (November 1845), and poem "The Divine Right of Kings," signed "P." (October 1845). This poem is attributed to Poe, but not proven; the "King" of the title is Ellen King, possibly representing Frances Sargent Osgood. Also included is the first printed appearance of Lowell's essay: "Edgar Allan Poe" (February 1845), which reprints within it the Poe poems: "To Helen," "The Haunted Palace," "Lenore," and an excerpt of "Al Aaraaf." Other miscellaneous issues of *Graham's Magazine* bound in this volume include three poems by Lowell: ("Hakon's Lay," "To The Dandelion," and "To The Future"); five poems by Henry W. Longfellow: ("Book of Songs," "Dante," "Rain in Summer," "Afternoon in February," "Walter Von Der Vogelweide"); three poems by J. Bayard Taylor, and the essay: "My Fishing Days," by Horace Greely. Why this volume was bound thus cannot be determined. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Bulletin de la Société de l'Industrie minérale. Première Série: Tome I, 1855-1856 - Tome XV, 1869-1870. (and) Première Série: Atlas I -X, XII- XV.

      Saint-Etienne, Paris, Imprimerie de Théolier Ainé, Dunot successeur de Victor Dalmont, 1855-1870. 29 vols: 15 vols. 8vo (22,5x15 cm); Texte, and 14 vols. Large 4to (30,5x25 cm): Atlas. All the volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half cloth, spines gilt with gilt lines and gilt titles; covers marbled paper (a bit rubbed). Each tex-volume with about 600 till 900 pages, with folding tables. The atlasses, all complete, with in total 382 double-page plates (incl. 7 large folding plates). Also including 27 double-page maps (1 in colour "l'Algérie") of which4 large folding maps (1 in colour "Sarrebrucke") - Dealing with mining engineering ("mines de houille, de fer, de plomb, de cuivre argentifière..."), mineralogy, metallurgy, geology in general, industrial constructions, ways of transport, all over the world, but mainly in France, and many specialized subjects as "lampes à gaz, ventilateurs, chaudières à vapeur", etc. - Of the First Series, which consists of 30 volumes (15 textvols. and 15 atlasses), we offer here 29 volumes (15 textvols and 14 atlasses), with only light brown spots in places, carefully collated: with all the 382 plates of the 14 atlasses: lithographs by Nublat and Lantz, engraved by Dentan. - Rare set.

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        Ottawa Scenery

      1855. First Edition . HUNTER, William S. HunterÂ’s Ottawa Scenery. Ottawa City: William S. Hunter, 1855. Thin folio, modern blue cloth, all edges gilt, uncut; pp. 19. $2600.First edition of the first book to include illustrations engraved by Winslow Homer, with vignette title page, large folding map and 14 fine tinted lithographs of views of Ottawa City and its vicinity, including one plate initialed by Homer and five others attributed to him.Homer was apprenticed to the engraver J.H. Bufford of Boston, whose shop actually produced the plates, including one (“View of Locks, Entrance of Rideau Canal”) initialed by Homer and five other unsigned views usually attributed to him. Views include bridges and locks and natural wonders such as the Rideau and Chaudiere Falls. Staton & Tremaine 3563. Sabin 33937. Abbey Travel 628 (with colored plates). Contemporary gift inscription.Light marginal dampstaining, occasional faint foxing. A very good copy.

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

      J. Murray 1855 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tytler's Elements of History, ancient and modern. London, Longman, 1855.

      - "8vo, xii, 703pp, with 7 maps, contemporary full tan calf, gilt spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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